Did You Say Chili …

Off to the Pestoni Estate Family Winery where it is hosting Rutherford Dust Society’s the Return of the Original Rutherford Chili Ball – a fun, family friendly event that has firemen participating too. Wines by RDS members and local beers were available throughout the afternoon, complimented by a full BBQ spread featuring deliciously slow-roasted whole pig cooked and carved on-site by local chef John Sorenson.

A silent auction featured large format bottles of Rutherford wine, as well as tasting experiences throughout the appellation. A portion of proceeds of the event went directly to local non-profits.

My fav was the Bear Mountain Pale Ale.  The Sandy Geller band played great R&B tunes and some great James Brown when they took a break.  All of the chilis were good but the Insider enjoyed Honig’s the most.