Salmon group’s dinner here in March

If you are a salmon angler or someone who enjoys dining on wild salmon, then you should buy a ticket to the Golden Gate Salmon Association’s first-ever Sonoma dinner on Friday, March 14, at Ramekins. Co-host will be local vintner Sam Sebastiani.

Sam has been an angler and conservationist all his life and established the bird sanctuary wetlands in Schellville more than a decade ago, for which he was named Conservationist of the Year by the Environmental Protection Agency. Since then, he has established another wetlands enhancement area in Nebraska on the North Platte River called Winemaker’s Island.

Semi-retired, Sam still makes wine for very limited distribution, including a chardonnay, sangiovese and zinfandel under the La Chertosa label. The only place you can find his wines in Sonoma (other than at the upcoming dinner) is at Sonoma Market and at the Swiss Hotel.

Sam and his wife, Robin, split their time between Sonoma and their ranch in Nebraska.

The Ramekins venue for the GGSA dinner has been donated by Darius and Sarah Anderson, and the salmon preservation fundraising event features Sam’s wines and fine food. Of course, there will be silent and open auctions, and the chance to compare fish stories with all the folks we share the water with and raise funds for GGSA and its salmon restoration projects.

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