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Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop to showcase new shops and restaurants

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comA Husch vineyards representative pours for enthusiastic Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk andamp; Shop attendees.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Event organizers have added a host of new shops, galleries and restaurants to the line up for this year’s Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop, set for Saturday, Oct. 1, noon-4 p.m.The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop showcases some of the region’s finest restaurants and wineries, offering attendees the opportunity to wander the wonderful shops and galleries of historic Downtown Truckee while sampling creations by area chefs, paired with wines from California with one Nevada winery represented as well.Participating restaurants include favorites such as Moody’s Bistro & Lounge, Pacific Crest Grill at Bar of America, FiftyFifty, Burger Me! and Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar along with newcomers including Trokay Caf, Church Street Deli, Diego’s Beyond Bueno, Best Pies Pizzeria & Restaurant, The Wagon Train, Zia Lina and the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe’s Manzanita Restaurant. New galleries and storefronts that have opened their doors in recent months will also be part of the event including Bolam Gallery, Tahoe Blu, Dressed, Art Obsessions and Mountain Home Center’s new downtown location.Nearly 40 wineries will be pouring including Bent Metal Winery, Husch Vineyards, Tahoe Ridge Winery, Truckee River Winery, Six Sigma Winery, Pilot Peak Vineyard & Winery, Rutherford Ranch, Sarah’s Vineyard, Klinker Brick, Fog Crest Vineyard, David Girard Vineyards, Holly’s Hill, Grace Patriot Wines, Lucchesi, and Handley Cellars along with 22 others.A pre-event activity to consider adding to the weekend’s calendar of festivities includes an entertaining Stomp Out Hunger Grape Stomp happening on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Truckee River Winery Tasting Room, 11467 Brockway Road in Truckee. Doors open and music starts at 4 p.m. Stomping begins at 5 p.m. Each four-member team will vie to produce the most juice in two minutes. A fundraiser for the worthy Sierra Senior Services, the cost is $150 for each four-member team and there are just 16 team slots available. The participation fee includes light appetizers, wine tastings and jovial competition. Spectator tickets, which include wine tastings and appetizers, will be available for $15 per person. For more information, call Sierra Senior Services at 530-550-7600 or visit for the eighth annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop are just $30 in advance and $40 the day of the event and are available online at A $3 service fee applies for online sales. In Truckee tickets can be purchased at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, The Pour House and Avec Wine + Food and in Reno, Nev. at the West Street Wine Bar. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Girls on the Run – Sierras.Each ticket includes wine tastings with almost 40 wineries, five food tickets, commemorative glass, program/passport and goodie bag. The passport program encourages attendees to get their program maps stamped at each venue they visit. They must visit shops in different areas of town as designated on the map to be eligible to be entered in a Wine, Walk & Shop raffle. Prizes include gift certificates from restaurants, shops, as well as lodging packages, bottles of wine from participating wineries, ski lift tickets and more. The Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee Hotel is offering a special lodging package for those looking to book overnight accommodations. The room rate is $109 plus tax per night for a king or double queen standard room, valid Sept. 30-Oct. 3. Call toll free 888-587-1197 and reference code WWS – Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop to secure a room at this discounted rate.The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop is a fundraising event produced by Switchback Public Relations + Marketing, Inc. offering attendees an autumn afternoon of indulgence featuring wonderful wines, fabulous foods and outstanding shopping opportunities. For more information, call 530-550-2252 or visit Submitted to

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