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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Colibri Ridge Winery near our Placerville B&B

Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard is releasing 2 of their latest premium wines this weekend and they are just a short drive from our Placerville bed and breakfast, in beautiful El Dorado County.

In this release they have the latest vintage of their award winning El Dorado Zinfandel (2004) and the latest vintage of estate grown Fair Play Primitivo (2006). Both of these wines will pair nicely with most pastas or lighter meats.

As a tidbit of superfluous information DNA fingerprinting has revealed that it Zinfandel is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grape Crljenak Ka┼ítelanski, which found its way to the United States in the mid-19th century. DNA fingerprinting has also confirmed that Primitivo and Zinfandel are clones of the same Croatian variety that was traditionally grown in the "heel" of Italy, where it was introduced in the 1700s. Comparative field trials have found that "Primitivo selections were generally superior to those of Zinfandel, having earlier fruit maturity, similar or higher yield, and similar or lower bunch rot susceptibility.” Now you can taste these 2 wines side by side to determine which one is your favorite.

They currently have some of our 2003 vintage wines on sale for 50% off. These include award winning 2003 El Dorado Zinfandel ($9.25 / bottle), award winning 2003 El Dorado Syrah ($9.50 / bottle) and award winning 2003 Fair Play Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.50 / bottle). Quantities of these sale wines is limited so hurry in to take advantage of great deals on spectacular wines.

Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard
6100 Gray Rock Rd.
Fair Play, CA 95684
Phone & Fax: (530) 620-7255
Open Fri. - Sun. 11:00 to 5:00

Friday, December 19, 2008

Stay with us for Christmas or the weekend after...

Book and stay with us two nights mid-week during Nov or Dec 2008 and receive a gift certificate for $50 towards a stay with us for your next visit or use as a gift for someone else! Certificates will be valid through December 15, 2009. New bookings only and must mention Cabbi. Can not be combined with other offers. Gift certificates have no cash value.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Red Hawk Casino opens about 5 miles from Placerville

Last night was big for Shingle Springs and the Red Hawk Casino....they officially opened their doors to the public.  Located just minutes from our bed and breakfast, we are excited to try their facilities, including a number of restaurants.

We will be visiting in the next few weeks to let you off our experience with the staff, games and especially the food, so you will have even more things to do on your next trip to our bed and breakfast.

This is off the News10 site:
Red Hawk Casino Opens to Public
Posted By: Jason Kobely 7 hrs ago

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - Northern California's latest Indian casino is finally open for business.

The Red Hawk Casino owned by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians officially opened to all customers Wednesday evening.

VIPs and other invited guests got the first shot at playing the slots or blackjack in the new 278,000-square-foot casino off Highway 50 during a private opening early Wednesday.

"It's going to stimulate the economy locally because everybody's going to want to stay in hotels and motels and use restaurants and shops," Red Hawk general manager Peter Fordham said. "We really believe this is a win-win for this whole area."

Monday, December 15, 2008

Fun Theater in Sacramento

This weekend had a chance to go see a wonderful production in Sacramento of Cinderella--very, very funny and not just for little ones!

Below is a portion of the SacBee about the show.

"The Sacramento Theatre Company's production of "Cinderella," which opened during the weekend and continues through Jan. 4, is the perfect kind of holiday entertainment – fun for the kids and not just endurable but actually fun for the adults as well.

Performed in the British panto style with men playing some women's roles, it's anything but a drag. Cinderella is still a lovely young lady (Morgan Cook at the performance reviewed here but played by Hilary Wells at other times) – nobody would mess with that. But the stepmother and two stepsisters are played by men."

Not a bad drive from our Placerville bed and breakfast and it was so good we might have to make it an annual trip just for this show. Click here for tixs.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wofford Acres has Paul signing bottles today and Sunday. Come and join us just a short drive from our Placerville bed and breakfast.

Holiday Fun at Perry Creek!
December 13th & 14th, 11-5: Enjoy traditional Mulled Wine and cookies along with a great selection of holiday gifts and wine specials. Santa will arrive at 3pm both days! Reservations and more info at

Oakstone Winery's Port and Chocolate Festival
December 13th & 14th, 11-5: Oakstone will hold its eighth annual Port and Chocolate Festival in the barrel room. They will be featuring their new 2006 Merlot Port and current and historic Ports from both Oakstone and Obscurity Cellars, including the Oakstone 2005 Petite Sirah Port, 2006 Obscurity Tempranillo Port and a barrel sample and futures on a 2007 Obscurity Malbec Port (some older Ports will be available for limited sale; others for tasting only). They will again feature the "Tower of Chocolate"--a fountain of liquid chocolate, with strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels and 'nilla wafers for dipping! As always, everyone is welcome and there is no charge for this event.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Murder Mystery Weekend January 24 and 25

Imagine spending a quiet weekend in Beautiful Historic Placerville “Hangtown” located in California’s Gold Country.

All of a sudden you find yourself in the middle of a murder!!! It’s up to you to solve the crime before any else!

Who was the victim? Who wanted them dead? What is the history behind the brutal murder? What are the facts that will solve this case? It’s up to you to find out!!!!

Are you up for the challenge?

Murder Mystery Weekend Placerville, Ca
A Weekend of Mystery in California’s Gold Country.
The Murder Mystery Weekend starts January 24, 2009. Your ticket will include the Friday nights “Murder Mystery Dinner”, Saturday nights dinner, ice cream social on Sunday where the murder is solved and the best sleuth of the murder mystery weekend is announced. And two nights stay at either the Albert Shafsky House B and B or another of the local B and B’s or hotel is also included. This package is $395.00 and covers 2 people.

For Reservations, call our pals at "What's The Scoop?" Ice Cream & More 530 - 621 - 4400