Please Your Palate, Save Your Planet: Earth Day Food & Wine Celebrates 10 Years

EDFW-2013-22_180This year’s celebration will be the best (and tastiest) yet; proceeds fund scholarships for relatives of Central Coast farmworkers.

Earth Day Food & Wine invites guests to the Central Coast for its 10th anniversary on Saturday, April 23. Nestled under the oaks at the Castoro Cellars meadow, top-quality food, paired with amazing beer, wine and the coolest vibe – this year is set to impress, and of course, give back.

For a decade, Earth Day Food & Wine’s annual wine country throw-down spotlights how sustainably produced foods and wines are both delicious and environmentally responsible.

“It seems strange, but 10 years ago, many people asked me why we were doing a food & wine event for Earth Day. People didn’t get the connections between their food and wine choices and the environment,” says Kris Beal, Executive Director of the Vineyard Team, which founded the event and oversees the growing Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified program.

Earth Day Food & Wine was the first event to provide an opportunity for attendees to connect directly with local farmers, winemakers, and chefs in this unique format. The casual, low-key atmosphere has set this event apart from the start – and now 10 years later, the event has stayed true to its mission – sharing sustainable wine and food with hungry eaters and caring connoisseurs.

This year’s festival – held “Under the Oaks” on the green grounds of Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles – is a culmination of 10 years of honing this gathering of savvy eaters and drinkers and will be the best event yet.

In addition to a growing list of top chefs, farmers, food purveyors, wineries and brewers, Earth Day Food & Wine will feature a Tesla auto exhibition, the Guerrilla Gardening Club,  a SIP Pop-Up Bar where guests can enjoy SIP Certified wines, the KRUSH radio Beer Garden, and so much more. However, the event doesn’t just celebrate sustainability, but also the next generation of passionate people. Event proceeds benefit the Vineyard Team’s Spanish education programs and scholarships for relatives of farmworkers.

For more information on the history of Earth Day Food & Wine, ticket sales and partnership opportunities, please visit EarthDayFoodAndWine.org.