Diablo Porsche Club Invites You to Tuscan Cuisine
in the Sierra Foothills
Join us Saturday June 18, 2022
Your Hosts: Ron Erickson –Winemaker, Chef and Instructor at the Yankee Hill Winery & Cooking School, 11755 Course Gold Lane Columbia, CA
Your tour hosts are: Susie George and Tom Geary
Cost: $40, which includes the 3-hour cooking lessons, and food ingredients, with a gratuity you pay on your own if you wish to our instructor and staff at Yankee Hill Cooking School.
Menu: Tuscan menu: Tuscan chicken, fresh pasta, sauce for pasta, vegetable dish, salad, portabello mushrooms on ciabatta bread, bruschetta, chocolate lava cake for dessert. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served there. You can also bring your own wine to share; no beer allowed as Yankee Hill does not have a license for beer.
Start/time: Meet 7:30 a.m. from IHOP, 4567 First Street, Livermore, CA 94550. Driver’s meeting at 7:45 a.m. and depart at 8:00 a.m. We will have a biobreak in Farmington, CA. We anticipate arriving at the Yankee Hill Cooking School at 10:30 a.m.
Maximum 40 participants and no more than 20 cars due to facility size and parking constraints.
Registration: Eventbrite. We will follow the CDC guidelines and request that everyone have proof they received their two Covid and Booster vaccines.
Deadline to Sign Up: June 12, 2022
Please note: This is an approximately three-hour long class (from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) and is NOT gluten-free. Those with dietary restrictions may not want to participate. Not all participants are required to cook, but are encouraged to cheer, observe (or heckle) their partner or fellow PCA member. No food fights allowed.
NAPA TOUR June 25
Date and Time:
Saturday, June 25th
Meet at 9:15 AM, Fairfield Costco 5101 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, CA. 94534. We will meet in the parking adjacent to the Costco Gas pumps.
Driver’s Meeting: 9:30
Depart at 10:00 AM
Join us for a tour through Solano county’s Wooden Valley into Napa County and up to Lake Berryessa, through Pope Valley and Angwin and into the Napa Valley where we will lunch at Gott’s Roadside.
Staring at the Costco in Fairfield we will travel through Wodden Valley and over the backroads to Lake Berryessa’s Dufer Point Visitor Center. At Dufer point we’ll have a restroom break and then enjoy a ranger led discussion of Lake Beryessa and the surrounding area’s history.
We will continue along Lake Berryessa’s western edge crossing the Knoxville Pope Canyon Bridge before heading west through beautiful Pope Valley. Departing Pope Valley we will climb over Howell Mountain. You’ll notice the trees change from scrub Oaks at the lower elevation to a forest of cool green filled with Redwood trees.
At the top of Howell Mountain we will pass through the city of Angwin, before heading down into the Napa Valley. Upon entering Napa Valley we will head north along the Silverado Trail to Calistoga’s Lincoln Ave. We will pass down the main drag of Calistoga before turning south on Highway 29.
We will stop at the “Welcome to The Napa Valley” sign between Calistoga and St. Helena for group and individual pictures before continuing south on highway 29 to our destination Gott’s Roadside. Gott’s is a popular roadside eatery with a diverse menu that includes vegetarian options. They have something for everyone. Lunch at Gott’s is out of pocket. Parking is available in the Gott’s lot as well as a lot on the corner of 29 and Charter Oak Ave. which is adjacent to Gott’s.
The tour will end at Gott’s so that if you desire you can make plans to visit one of the many wineries for an afternoon tasting. Be sure to make reservations, since COVID most wineries will not accept walk-ins. You can also opt to spend the night in the Napa Valley. One good and budget friendly choice is the Calistoga Inn, book early because their rooms go fast. There are many other hotel choices, as well as Airbnb and VRBO options.
Saturday, June 25th
9:15 am Gather
9:30 am Driver Tour Directions and Safety Briefing
10:00 am Depart
10:50 am Arrive Dufer Point visitor’s center for restrooms and ranger presentation
11:30 am Depart Dufer Point
12:30 pm Arrive “Welcome to Napa Valley” sign
01:00 pm Depart “Welcome to Napa Valley” sign
01:15 pm Arrive Gott’s Roadside
03:00 pm Tour ends
- This tour is FREE for PCA members.
Out of Pocket:
- As required at Gott’s Roadside.
Please “purchase” one REQUIRED - Scenic Drive ticket (so we can collect your vehicle information
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For information regarding this event contact: Susie George,
For questions regarding registration on Eventbrite contact: Carolyn Wong,
For general questions regarding the Diablo Region PCA contact: Brian Adkins,
Driving Tour to Roaring Camp Railroad and Picnic Lunch July 9, 2022
Join us for a drive on Highway 17 to Roaring Camp Railroad. The tour will start at Raley’s on Sunol Blvd in Pleasanton at 9 am. Parking at Roaring Camp Railroad will be on the lawn by the Deer Creek Right picnic area at no charge. The picnic area is available to participants until 5 pm. Participation is limited to 50 people, so sign up early.
Event tickets include the picnic lunch, served at 11:30, as follows:
Chicken and rib platter - $32.00
Veggie burger platter - $24.00
Kids hot dog & chips lunch – no charge
Meal selections will be made when you sign up on Eventbrite. Meal platters include side salad, western-style ranch beans, sourdough roll, seasonal vegetables, and soft drinks. Participants can bring coolers, appetizers, beer, wine, desserts, etc.
After lunch, participants can take advantage of other attractions on a pay-as-you-go basis at Roaring Camp Railroad. The Forest Train, a 75-minute ride to the summit of Bear Mountain, departs at 12 noon, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. The Santa Cruz Beach train departs at 12 noon and 2 pm. More information about the train rides is available at www.roaringcamp.com.
Participants are advised to SEPARATELY PURCHASE TRAIN TICKETS ONLINE IN ADVANCE
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