Grape Escape


Wine lovers—and foodies, for that matter—make plans to attend the 10th Annual Raley’s Grape Escape on Saturday, June 2.

Sac Mag is one of the sponsors of this event, so you might say we are a tad bit biased. We’re not, though. It’s a fun event on so many levels. Let’s take a look:

  1. Great wines. Tastings of more than 200 award-winning California wines. (Word to the wise: if you plan to do more than simply “taste,” cab it or designate a driver!)
  1. Great food. Sample the offerings of some of the area’s best restaurants. Not to miss: Anatolian Table, a wonderful Turkish restaurant based in Rocklin.
  1. Chef’s Challenge. Watch as area chefs battle it out, their creations judged by local foodies. TV/radio guy Mark S. Allen hosts.
  1. Great locale. There is just something about Cesar Chavez Park on a late-Saturday afternoon on the cusp of summer. Bustling with people, yet not too crowded.
  1. Great timeframe. 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Not too early in the day, not too late in the evening. In fact, you might consider making your way over to McKinley Park in East Sac afterward to catch the last half of the season’s first Pops in the Park concert.

Tickets to the Grape Escape are $40 in advance (save five bucks if you buy your ticket at a local Raley’s or Bel Air market), $50 at the door. You must be 21 or older to attend.

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What: Raley’s Grape Escape
When: Saturday, June 2
Where: Cesar Chavez Park, 10th and J streets, Sacramento
Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the door