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Fine Dining in Davis: Winds of Change House

winds-of-change-house-bar-2Opened in April 2016, Winds of Change House is proving to be a very welcome addition to the Davis downtown dining scene. In a college town with more than its share of pizza, Mexican, and buffet sushi joints, Winds offers a nice alternative for folks who long for a little more variety.

Serving lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, and brunch on weekends, the restaurant features American, French and Mediterranean fare, all crafted by chef Sami El Chami. “Our motto is ‘Quality Created with Love,’” the chef says unapologetically. With owner Roxanne Bucureciu and a dedicated staff, Winds is making good on that promise. more

Chris Turkovich: Building A Legacy Through Wine

wine grapesDrive three short miles northeast of Winters, just beyond the bustling historic downtown, and you’ll come to a barn that overlooks a field of ever-rotating crops, stretching beyond the view of the natural eye, dancing in the evening when the cool Delta Breeze whistles through. Depending on the time of day, the structure can appear a romantic fire hydrant red, bringing to mind the types of farms you see in big budget Hollywood films or in children’s picture books.

Or it can come across as a soft brown, blending in with the dry side of the westward Vaca Mountains, which funnel the Lake Berryessa watershed to farmers all over Yolo County down through Putah Creek. At sunset, light plays a trick on your eyes and the barn emits a sharp yellow as the massive almond tree from a neighboring property casts a shadow over the rustic brown gate that reads: “Turkovich Family Wines.” more

Holiday Happenings in Yolo

Holiday EventsYolo County is offering up some must see holiday festivities this month!

35th Annual Downtown Davis Parade and Tree Lighting || December 1
The community is invited to one of Davis’ oldest community traditions which includes the children’s candlelight parade, the holiday tree lighting in E Street Plaza, horse drawn carriage rides, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and free showing of “The Grinch” at the Varsity Theatre. Visit here for more info.

Tree Lighting, First Friday ArtWalk and Carriage Rides in Downtown Woodland || December 2
Stroll through historic downtown Woodland for a festive Friday evening! Visit here for more info.

Tractor Parade and Tree Lighting in Downtown Winters|| December 3
Experience the ultimate small town, quirky holiday parade with vintage and modern tractors,antique trucks and farm equipment bedecked with dazzling lights on Saturday, December 3. At 6:30pm the first Winters Lighted Tractor Parade will roll down Winters Main Street to celebrate the holiday season and our agricultural heritage in a unique way. Visit here for more info. more

Now Open: The Jan Shrem & Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Shrem MuseumThe Manetti Shrem Museum, a visible landmark along Interstate 80 that welcomes visitors on a major gateway to the UC Davis campus, opened its doors this November. It is a magnificent facility, full of eye-popping works of art, and thanks to the generosity of museum donors and partners, admission is free to everyone. more

Davis Farmers Market Releases Cookbook

davis farmers marketVoted one of the best farmers markets in California, the Davis Farmers Market has released the revised edition of their award-winning The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook by Ann M. Evans.

The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook celebrates America’s favorite farmers market’s 40th anniversary year. Author and market co-founder Ann M. Evans invites you to shop and cook through the seasons in vibrant Davis, California. The forward by restaurateur Alice Waters of Chez Panisse highlights the importance and fun of shopping at a farmers market and the model role of the Davis Farmers Market. more

The Seka Hills Story: Building A Brand

13247891_1075591832500325_8551636284706091626_oWalking into the Seka Hills tasting room, nestled in the heart of the verdant Capay Valley, you get a clear sense of prosperity and welcome. The wide-open room with smooth wooden floors, comfortable lounging chairs, tasteful retail displays, and modern bar front all blend handsomely together, complemented by views into the adjacent olive mill.

And the scent of the mill crushing what will soon be Seka’s highly-rated olive oil perfumes the air. During this time of year, you can watch as the mill’s employees keep hard at work in the background—part of the unique charm of this Yolo County attraction. You can taste wine and olive oil, enjoy a variety of events, relax inside or outdoors on the spacious patio and lawns. more

Top Ten Reasons to Come to the Hoes Down

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Summer for most farms in this area is the busiest time. Produce is growing rapidly and the summer bounty is thick. Everyone is rushing around to complete his or her work from sunup to sundown. I love everything that the summer brings from tomatoes and melons to finally getting to swim in Cache Creek. However the fall is my favorite time of year. There is delicious acorn squash and chard, but also everything slows down for just a moment.  The Hoes Down Harvest Festival, October 1 & 2,  is the last big hurrah to say goodbye to summer and hello to the fall. Here are ten reasons why you should join us in ushering in the new season: more

Cheers to Yolo’s Wine Scene

turkovichtastingroomIt’s California Wine month and Yolo County has a ton of award winning wines, amazing tasting experiences and vineyards right in our own backyard. We’re here to share a fantastic article Evan Ream wrote for the Davis Enterprise about Yolo’s wine scene. Keep reading for details and a huge thanks to Evan and The Davis Enterprise for letting us share this piece. more

Visit Yolo Presents Taste of Yolo

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An epic tasting event celebrating Yolo County’s farms, wineries, breweries and restaurants. The inaugural Taste of Yolo festival will take place June 10, 2017 in Central Park in Davis, CA. The festival, organized by Visit Yolo, is an epic tasting event celebrating Yolo County’s farms, wineries, breweries and restaurants. Visitors will be treated to a variety of food, drink and farm fresh products as they make their way through a virtual tour of Yolo County with separate sections representing the unique flavors of Davis, Winters, Woodland, West Sacramento, Clarksburg and Capay Valley. more

A Farm to Table Family: Savory Cafe

restaurant ownersIf you’ve eaten at the Savory Café on Woodland’s revitalized Main Street, you’ve probably seen the hard-working and driven executive chef Toby Barajas popping in and out of the kitchen. And maybe you’ve had occasion to glimpse Juan’s wife Kristin’s strawberry blond head (containing extreme smarts but we’ll get to that later) surveying the operations. But almost definitely, if you’ve been to the Savory, you’ve heard Juan Barajas “the business brother” talking excitedly about food. more

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