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will feature more than 40
As summer ends, Lin- but this year will be some- restaurants, wineries and Festival will be held from
coln is gearing up for fall thing special. breweries setting up 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 12.
with a number of com- That’s because the booths in Beermann Last year’s proceeds
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classics while others are anniversary this year. The Time Bandits. but there’s more for this
new on the stage. “Last year, the event The event will take year.
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time and help raise mon- we anticipate the number Sept. 26. Tickets are $40 within fundraisers,” said
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LINCOLN SHOWCASE of the chamber of com- Restaurants planning to car show put on by the
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— hosted by the Lincoln part of the history.” Awful Annie’s, Buonarroti Arts will be there, and of
Ristorante, Buca di Beppo course we are raising
and Suede Blue. The money for PAL.”
wineries include Bogle, The event will coincide
Pescatore, Lava Cap and with the celebration for BRANDON DARNELL • NEWS MESSENGER FILE PHOTO

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Turning hops into gold
“I think mostly the
Many may call them- artistry involved and
selves beer aficionados being able to say that
but only a few take on the
true art of beer brewing. it’s your beer, you
In Rocklin, a few home made it.”
brewers have whipped up Paul Rabe, on his favorite aspect
some award-winning of the beer-making process
blends for the California
State Fair Home Brew gos.
competition. Among For Rabe, his flirtation
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lover and Bud Tourville their start, they’ve come Tourville shows barley, a
who has been brewing for up with approximately 15 key ingredient in beer.
14 years individually and different types of beers —
with his co-brewer for the first designing the recipe, finally brewing the beer
competition, Cathy Galle- then doing the math and and tasting, Rabe said.
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Looking forward
to the harvest Mark Adams, co-
owner of Rancho
Roble Vineyards,
picks grapes at his
BY ASHLEY CISEK “That (stirring the bins) is the most fun of the Lincoln winery.
September is harvest wine-making pro-cess.The wine is making a vest time for Cali-
time for local growers, noise similar to Rice Crispy (cereal); snap, fornia wineries.
especially wineries.
crackle, pop.”
Co-owner and operator KARINA WILLIAMS • NEWS
Mark Adams, co-owner Rancho Robles Vineyards
of Lincoln’s Rancho Roble MESSENGER FILE PHOTO

Vineyards, Mark Adams,

said that he’s looking at
the second week of Sep- into four-foot by four-foot
tember to start picking bins and placed in the
grapes. wine cellar to begin the RANCHO ROBLE
“I get the shears oiled, fermentation process, VINEYARDS
Where: 340 Fleming
sharpened and start lin- Adams said. At that time, Road, Lincoln
ing up men and equip- the wine begins settling at Phone: 645-2075
ment,” said Adams about the bottom as the sugar is
preparing for the harvest. converted to alcohol and WHERE TO BUY
Rancho Roble Vine- the fruit and skins rise to Paul Martins American
yards, off of Fleming the top. In order to keep Bistro
Road, kicks off the harvest the color of the wine,
1455 Eureka Road,
3rd Annual Lincoln All America
process by examining the
fruit to measure the sugar
content according to the
French measurement of
Adams said that he must
stir the bins daily.
“That is the most fun of
the wine-making pro-

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“Twenty-six percent stirring the bins. “The
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would yield 14 percent (cereal); snap, crackle, 645-7951
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Austins Steak House
“That’s our target range.” Rancho Roble Vine- Thunder Valley Casino
In the meantime, yards does offer visitor 1200 Athens Ave., Lin-
Adams added, the barrels tours and wine tasting by coln
Saturday Jump
that will hold the wine for appointment only. Houses
the next year are current- According to Adams, September 12
ly full of water, another tours start in the vine- & more
step in the harvesting yards and go through the safety because of the dan- Downtown Lincoln
process. whole winemaking gers associated with the 10:00-6:00
“That’s so the wood will process, topping off with harvest equipment,
swell up and the wood
will be tight,” Adams said.
wine tasting.
“I like to see groups
Adams added. Any inter-
ested parties should con-
Pony Rides Art Show Face Painting
The process is similar to between 10 and 25 for this tact the vineyard to Live Music Car Show Balloon Artists
why someone would sink
a wooden boat, he
type of tour,” Adams said.
Although the winery
arrange a visit.
For more information
Petting Zoo Rib Cookers Craft & Food Vendors
explained, which is to does offer tours and tast- about Rancho Robles
tighten the wood so it ing, it’s not recommended Vineyards, visit its Web Benefiting Friends of Lincoln Kids
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The grapes are placed ing harvest time for visitor or call 645-2075.

September 2009 • INSIDE LINCOLN Page 5

EVENTS: Day on the Green brings
Woodstock feel with all-day music festival
continued from Page 2 alive at Buonarroti Ris-
LINCOLN’S BIGGEST the Carnegie Library’s
torante Sept. 14 as histor-
ical figures fashioned by

& BEST PARTY! 100th anniversary.

“It gives everybody an
opportunity,” Greenberg
local artists will be auc-
tioned off.
Sponsored by the
said. “We work together, Friends of the Lincoln
and with the exposure Library, the gala event
and experience, it’s good will at 6 p.m. and will fea-
for all of us.” ture more than 30 figures,
Live music from four which have been on dis-
bands – two local and play in local businesses
two from out of town – since July, said Kathy
will fill Beermann Plaza. Dorsey, one of the event
As the name implies, organizers.
there will be ribs but “We thought it would
there will also be Italian help the businesses to
food and vegetarian fare. BRANDON DARNELL • NEWS have (the historical fig-
A kids’ zone will include MESSENGER FILE PHOTO ures) around town and
a petting zoo, pony rides, Gourmet delicacies such make history interest-
fun houses and as this mandarin-orange ing,” Dorsey said.
jump/bounce houses. puff is representative of The other reason to
There is no charge for the fare found at the celebrate history is Lin-
the event or parking. annual Lincoln coln’s 150th anniversary,
“The music is free,” Showcase. and the 100th anniver-
Greenberg said. “Basical- saries of both the Lincoln
ly, you pay for what you Renati said. The heat Area Chamber of Com-
eat.” played a major role in merce and the Carnegie
keeping crowds at home, Library.
DAY ON THE GREEN Renati said. The live auction will
Harkening back to She hopes a September begin at 7:30 p.m., and
TICKET Woodstock, Lincoln’s date will bring in more bidding will commence

LE inaugural Day on the attendees. on the wooden man-

ON SA Green will be an all-day Aside from music, the nequins dressed up in

event featuring live event will also feature historical costumes.
music. food vendors, beer and Some of the figures
One Drop Redemption, wine gardens and kids’ include Michelangelo
Sacred Fire, Tempus Fury, activities. Buonarroti, Adam and
Private Criminals, Cold Next year’s event is Eve and many more.
Sweat and The Highway already being planned, “It’s really quite amaz-
49 Band will play tunes according to Renati, who ing to see what happens
from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. said it will be held in con- when you give people a
Sept. 19 at McBean Park. junction with the Rib Fes- wooden mannequin to
The event is a fundrais- tival. see what they come up
er for the Lincoln Arts Tickets are $10 per per- with,” Dorsey said.
and Culture Foundation, son in advance (available Tickets for the spaghet-
and according to Execu- online at ti dinner and entrance to
tive Director Claudia or $12 at the door. Kid’ the auction will be $25
Renati, it should be the tickets are $6. per person or $45 per
first of many. couple.
“We’ve had summer HISTORY IN All proceeds from the
concerts but they were MOTION GALA benefit go to the Lincoln
always hit or miss,” The past will come Area Archives Museum.

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THURSDAY, under 12. Opening time is MONDAY, SEPT. 7 WEDNESDAY, meet with city staff and SATURDAY,
SEPT. 3 noon on Saturday and Sun- Sixth annual Labor Day SEPT. 9 elected officials. For more SEPT. 12
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first Thursday of the month Sunday. The event is at the will host the sixth annual $2,000 to fix your electricity John Williams at 434-8366. beginning and ending at
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sacramento Convention Labor Day Fun Run (& walk) rate and lower your electric- Foskett Ranch Elementary
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SATURDAY AND will be at the Orchard Creek ater Concert Series with downtown Lincoln. The
SUNDAY, SEPT. 5-6 School cross-country course,
FRIDAY, SEPT. 4 off Twelve Bridges Drive in Lodge, 956 Orchard Creek Johnny Cash/Patsy Cline 5/10K starts at 8 a.m.; the
‘Experience the Greek Artists’ Studio Tour — Lincoln Hills. The 5K run and Lane at 7 p.m. Tribute — at the Lincoln kids 1-mile fun run begins
Isles’ Is the theme for 46th Sponsored by Lincoln Hills walk on natural surface Hills amphitheater. Popular at 10 a.m. Call 645-2801 for
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Festival— The three-day to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon school cross-country team. mittee meets — Open at 7 p.m. and concert is
festival opens at 11 a.m. on to 4 p.m. Sunday. Wide vari- $25. Race day registration Space Committee meets the 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13.
Friday with free admission ety of art available including will be at Twelve Bridges second Wednesday of each Open to the public. SPLASH 2009 — Food, spir-
between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. paintings, sculpture, jewelry, Elementary School, 2459 month at City Hall, 600 6th
for that day only. Admission photography and wood- Eastridge Drive (corner of St., at 6 p.m. The public can • SEE CALENDAR PAGE 12

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Harvest a good time at Apple Hill
BY BRANDON DARNELL the best fall destinations I’ve just east of Placerville, so
ever seen — Apple Hill in the though you can spend hours
To me, fall used to mean California foothills. walking around the properties
going back to school and facing Originally composed of 16 or through orchards, you don’t
the drudgery of homework and apple ranches, Apple Hill has have to walk off any calories if
— horror of horrors — waking come from being just a working you don’t want to. All the ranch-
up early for class. farmland to being a tourist des- es are easily reached with the
Since graduating from college tination. My best advice is to help of maps offered at many of
a few years ago, fall has come to avoid, if at all possible, going the locations and published in
mean something else and the there on a weekend — or brave “The Cider Press.”
idea of cooler days, the the crowds. The last time I went was with
approach of Halloween and the When you’re at Apple Hill, my family about a year ago. Our
changing colors has turned it visit several of the apple ranch- first stop was Rainbow
into one of my favorite times of es, eating pie, drinking cider, Orchards. It was crowded but
the year. eating caramel apples, petting a not as badly as some others. BRANDON DARNELL • NEWS MESSENGER

Getting outside during this few animals, eating fudge and Craft tents were set up and Apple Hill is full of apple ranches where visitors can select
time and taking part in some of watching kids fish — followed handmade scarecrows dotted myriad types of the fruit and get a number of pastries, drinks
the festivals and activities that by eating apple donuts. the area. A band played music and desserts made with apples.
accompany the harvest can Yeah, if you’re going to Apple on stage and the air was festive.
really be a good way to spend Hill, leave the diet at home. We looked around at the vari- in line for food. Plubell’s Family Orchard. Like
time with friends and family. All of the major apple ranch- ous stalls and a trailer loaded Deciding not to wait in line Rainbow, it is one of the larger
Fortunately, I don’t have to es are easily accessible by a net- with gourds, then went into the for the moment, as we’d just
travel very far to reach one of work of roads off of Highway 50 barn to join the others waiting eaten lunch, we headed on to • SEE APPLE PIE PAGE 11

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APPLE HILL: Pumpkin patches, petting
zoos and fishing holes offer fun for the kids
continued from 10

places and there was

quite a bit of activity.
I walked past a wagon
that had just emerged
from the pumpkin patch,
where the family had
gathered its pumpkins
and the father was
pulling them — and a
cute chubby baby
bedecked with sweater
and beanie — to the spot
to pay.
The petting zoo fea-
tured a bevy of goats who
were all too eager to lap
up the food visitors could
buy. The baby goats,
being the cutest, got a
disproportionate amount BRANDON DARNELL • NEWS MESSENGER

of food, causing the big- An antique car used as a signboard is one of the
ger ones to climb the many unique charms to be found in Apple Hill.
fence high enough to
stick their heads over and, simply is Apple Hill. Each itors, we would have sat
in one case, eat the food year, after cutting Christ- on one of the outdoor
and polish off the Dixie mas trees with my tables and eaten our
cup in which it was sold. extended family, we stop donuts, or, if we wanted
Walking past decades- and finish off the day with to be cruel, eaten them
old tractors with very sim- apple donuts and hot inside where all the peo-
ple mechanical acces- chocolate. As a kid, I ran ple waiting in line could
sories, I spotted a clown back and forth with my see us but we headed
giving a free show. I head- cousins in a small valley home instead.
ed instead to the booth of that sits next to the small It seems funny to me
free apple cider and made lake in which I once that we always come
sure I got the cup as full as caught a fish. home from Apple Hill,
I could. The place was as sans apples, lest they be
After that, driving down crowded as I’ve ever seen covered in caramel. Even
the road toward High Hill it, but the line for the free though I rarely eat apples
Ranch, which would be cider samples was rela- by themselves for some
our final destination, our tively short and we all reason, I do truly enjoy
attention was grabbed by grabbed a cup. visiting Apple Hill and just
a 1920s-era car with a sign I headed past the pony being there. Once the
touting apple pies. rides and the wolf rescue leaves turn color, the col-
Unable to resist old cars display to the fudge shop, ors on the hillsides
and apple pie, we pulled which is technically not explode, and it really
over. part of High Hill, but a becomes the idyllic place
I ate the delicious pie, place I simply have to to spend time with family
scored a free cup of hot stop at, since they always and friends.
apple cider, and then we have what I need for my
were off to High Hill. white chocolate fix. For more information, visit
High Hill Ranch, to me, Had there been less vis-

September 2009 • INSIDE LINCOLN Page 11

CALENDAR Orange Hill Lane in Penryn. Blvd. in Roseville. For more

information, call 771-5726.
continued from 7
its, art and entertainment at SEPT. 15 THURSDAY,
Roseville Aquatics Complex, SEPT. 24
Air Show
3051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd.
from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
$65. For more information,
call 783-8136.
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Animal services advisory
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Air cational activities from 7 to vices Advisory Committee
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A-10 A-10
Clay” — Exhibit presented
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showcase ceramic sculpture
bring your friends or just bring
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6:30 p.m. at The Domes, 175
Fulweiler Ave., in Auburn.
Thunderbolt Demo
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Church, 625 2nd St. in Lincoln.
Call the church office at 645-
Open to the public. For
more information, call Rose-
artist Dick Ketelle. Open to 9655 to reserve space. mary Frieborn at 663-3335.
the public from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, this free event will SATURDAY, For a weekly calendar of events,
continue through Oct. 2 An SEPT. 19 see the weekly News Messenger
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Saturday, artist’s reception will be
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BEER Dry Stout.
Tourville’s English Bar-
different time frames,” he
how to make brews that
judges favor. With that, he
continued from 4 leywine also won him a For instance, blond ale knows what makes up the
wood-aged brews catego- first honorable mention takes about three weeks, ideal beer.
ry for his Bourbon Barrel- Best of Show. while other beers can age He calls Sierra Nevada
aged English Barleywine, What started out as a up to a year or two, Pale Ale, a beer from Sier-
first place for his English hobby with a brew kit, has Tourville said. ra Nevada Brewery in
Barleywine, second place developed into quite the The recipes and brews Chico “perfect.”
for his American Barley- activity. In addition to the are based on taste and He said he’s drawn to
wine and third place for awards lining the garage mathematics but Gallegos beers that have “been
his Old Ale. wall, a side cabinet re- thinks Tourville’s success brewed true to style. I am
Teamed up with Galle- sembles that of a is partially stemmed from a judge so I know what to
gos, they came in first in chemist’s station with a knack for brewing. look for.”
the cider and perry cate- measuring tools, ingredi- Gallegos’ role through With more than a
gory for their Sweet Petil- ents and supplies. Cur- the process is taste tester decade of beer brewing
lant Standard Apple Cider rently two beers are brew- and assistant, she said. under his belt, Tourville
(which also won a third ing for an upcoming She mostly assists with said he still remembers
honorable mention Best Oktoberfest event, he ciders and mead, or hon- what sparked his initial
of Show), second in the said. ey wine, but also helps interest.
meads category for their The process, Tourville out with making beer and “What hooked me
Standard Sweet Pettilant explains, varies depend- wine if needed. immediately wasn’t that it
Mead and third in the ing on the type of beer. Because Tourville is also was beer, it was beer that
stout category for their “Different beer takes a beer judge, he knows we made,” he said.

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Balsamic chicken is a simple, delicious dish
BY RACHEL CHADDOCK salt, pepper and chicken and being crispy. But
stock at your Monday watch closely because
We eat a lot of chicken Farmers’ Market at Twelve the line between crisp
at our house (obviously! I Bridges. and burnt is a fine one!
think next week might be And, of course, I sug- You can also serve this
chicken, too) and I’m gest you use a homemade dish with a green salad.
always trying to come up stock if you can (it tastes This recipe serves four
with new ways to serve it. better and uses less salt. and can be easily multi-
Time is also of the I served this with roast- plied.
essence, and simplicity, ed fresh chard.
too, since I tend to be To make the chard, I Rachel Chaddock can be
cooking with a 10- tore one bunch’s worth reached at
month–old boy zooming into roughly bite-sized She
around my feet in his pieces, tossed it with a also welcomes reader questions
walker. drizzle of olive oil and salt and requests.
This dish takes one pan, and pepper, and then
takes advantage of sea- cooked it in the oven at BALSAMIC CHICKEN
sonal ingredients and 400 degrees for about 15 4 boneless chicken breasts,
tastes good, too! minutes (keep an eye on with skin
In fact, you can get all it). 2 tablespoons extra virgin RACHEL CHADDOCK • GOLD COUNTRY NEWS SERVICE

the ingredients except the It ends up drying out olive oil Balsamic chicken served with a roasted chard salad makes for a satisfying
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
meal on a budget and uses in-season ingredients.
4 medium tomatoes, Pat dry the chicken or until cooked through. 3 minutes, or until the
chopped breasts and season each Remove the chicken from tomatoes soften. Add the
1 tablespoon fresh thyme side with salt and pepper. the pan and place on a stock and balsamic vine-
leaves Heat the oil in a large skil- serving dish — tent loose- gar — bring to a simmer
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, let (I like cast iron) over ly with aluminum foil to and let cook for about 5
Lincoln Hills Arts Association chopped medium high heat until keep it warm. minutes. Add the butter
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar hot. Add the chicken Reduce the heat to medi- and stir it into the sauce
cordially invites you to an 1 cup chicken stock breasts, skin side down um and add the onion. until it has melted entire-
1 tablespoon unsalted but-
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and sauté for 6 minutes or
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Cook, stirring every so
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At the last minute, stir in
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sliced into chiffonade Flip the chicken and cook Add the garlic and cook the end so it doesn’t
Saturday, Sept. 5, 10am - 4pm Salt and pepper for 12 to 15 minutes more until you can just start to blacken).
Sunday, Sept. 6, Noon - 4pm smell it, or about 1 Serve, skin side up,
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Add the tomatoes, thyme Garnish with additional
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