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Finish the summer off right with the 2nd annual Sample the Sierra festival, taking place on Labor Day Weekend.  Beginning Friday night with a Sample the Sierra Cruise aboard the Tahoe Queen as well as a Winemakers Dinner hosted at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville featuring Chef Giovanni from Bocconato Trattoria, an Italian restaurant located in Fairplay. Saturday will offer experiential tours on the western slope at Jollity Farms and Retiredice Alpacas Ranch.  While up here in South Lake you don’t want to miss the Wine Tasting 101 where you will learn everything you need to know to appreciate the food & wine festival on that will take place on Sunday starting at noon on Ski Run Blvd.

Although Sample the Sierra is two months away, the TahoeChamber is offering opportunities for your business to get involved now. By featuring local items on your menu, carrying locally made goods in your store, or just promoting the “buy local” theme at your business, you will receive free publicity on,,, and be promoted on our social media sites.  These sites alone receive over 100,000 unique visits monthly!

Bars & restaurants that feature a Sample the Sierra menu using local wine and/or produce during the week of August 29th thru September 5th. For a listing of participating vendors visit and for a complete listing of El Dorado County wineries, visit or and to find local produce visit or

All participating businesses also have the possibility of being featured in one of our press releases that reaches over 3,000 media outlets!  It is not too late, if you would like to get involved please contact or call 775-588-1728 ext 303.

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