Celebrate Earth Day in Green Valley serves up food, wine and Ted Turner at this fifth annual “Eat, Drink & Be Green” festival held at Iron Horse Vineyards in Sebastopol, Sunday, April 17.
It promises to be an especially delicious eco- event with a walk around food and wine tasting, showcasing the spring releases from the aptly named Green Valley, represented by DeLoach Vineyards, Dutton-Goldfield, Freeman Vineyard & Winery, Hartford Family Winery, Iron Horse, Marimar Estate and Sequana, and others who source Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the region. In deference to Ted Turner, who owns 50,000 head of bison across 12 ranches, the main food station is sure to be grilled buffalo filet along with Sonoma’s finest, fresh, local, seasonal produce, cheeses, breads and an array of wonderful chocolates.
The star attraction and speaker is Ted Turner, Planet Green’s second favorite billionaire and one of GQ’s 25 “Coolest Athletes of All Time”. Ted prefers to be interviewed rather than deliver a talk, so Iron Horse enlisted National Geographic’s Boyd Matson to do the honors. Ted has agreed to entertain a few questions from the audience.
Attendance is limited to 300 people, including 100 VIPs who will attend a one-hour Sparkling and sustainably farmed California caviar reception with Ted at the Victorian home of Iron Horse founders Audrey & Barry Sterling. Tax-deductible contributions go to The Green Valley Foundation, a 501 c (3) non-profit organization. Net proceeds will benefit Ted Turner’s Captain Planet Foundation, which supports hands-on environmental education programs for youth around the world.