Last weekend's Grape-to-Glass event in Russian River Valley marked the 30th anniversary of the AVA and honored the founders. The labels of my favorites among many wines from the appellation available for tasting are shown below.
The outdoor barbecue ended with Gravenstein apple pie. The 6-foot diameter pie weighed 600 pounds and included 550 pounds of apples from Dutton Ranch. It was baked in Costeaux Bakery's oven in Healdsburg and transported to Saralee's Vineyard and Richard's Grove by a fire truck. My piece was still warm. The pie was served with vanilla ice cream from Petaluma Creamery.