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Authors and Chocolate

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Mara Feeney and Mike Dunne will be the featured authors at this years Authors and Chocolate program. They will discuss their books about growing grapes, living in wine country and the challenges of making wine.

Mara was born in Canada. She earned her degrees in Anthropology and Community and Regional Planning, then worked for several years in the Northwest Territories, including at Rankin Inlet. She came to Fiddletown in the 1990s, establishing DAMAS Vineyard in 1998 with Deborah Grady.  Estate Grown: Planting Roots in Fiddletown, a Memoir, was published in 2023.

Mike has written about wine for over 50 years. He was the food editor, restaurant critic, and wine columnist for The Sacramento Bee for  over 30 years, retiring in 2008. Last year his book The Signature Wines of Superior California: 50 Wines that Define the Sierra Foothills, the Delta, Yolo, and Lodi was published.

This always enjoyable program will be held at the Jackson Civic Center, corner of Hwy 88 & Broadway. Tea, scones and chocolate treats will be served. Park in the lower lot.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite: $15 for members and $20 for non-members, plus processing fees, with proceeds supporting branch operations.


February 10
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Jackson Civic Center, 88 Broadway, Jackson
88 Broadway
Jackson, 95642
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