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Savor the Greenbelt & Sonoma Leadership Council

Savor the Greenbelt

Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

On October 9, 2013, friends of Greenbelt Alliance gathered at the home of Laney and Pasha Thornton for the organization’s annual fundraising event, Savor the Greenbelt, to support our work in protecting the Bay Area’s open spaces and ensure our cities grow in a way that creates great neighborhoods for everyone.


Guests were treated to music by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands. The farm-to-table dinner that followed featured the bounty of local farms and ranches, including Ocho Verde Farm and Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, TomKat Ranch in Pescadero, and Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood.

Each course was enjoyed with wine pairings from local wineries, as our guests learned first-hand from farmers about the challenges they face, and what Greenbelt Alliance is doing to defend the agricultural landscape from sprawl development.

We are grateful to the Thorntons for hosting this event, to our individual sponsors, and to the many wineries and farms that made this event possible.

Read more about Savor the Greenbelt in San Francisco Magazine.

Sonoma Leadership Council

Greenbelt Alliance’s Sonoma Leadership Council celebrated its 20th Anniversary on October 26, 2013. New and old friends alike were treated to a wine reception at a private home in Sonoma. Guests then walked to the beautifully restored Buena Vista winery for a locally sourced, organic dinner in the wine caves. They learned about Greenbelt Alliance’s current efforts to protect what we love about Sonoma County and how we can make it an even better place. All of the wine for the evening was generously donated by Buena Vista Winery. Funds raised by the Sonoma Leadership Council support Greenbelt Alliance’s work in Sonoma County; we thank them for their support.

Thank you to the following contributors

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Winery

Buena Vista Winery

Frog Hollow Farm

Hafner Vineyard

Handley Cellars

Kathryn Kennedy Estate

Laurel Glen Vineyard

Ocho Verde Farm

Ravenswood Winery

Soul Food Farm

TomKat Ranch

Volker Eisele Family Estate

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