Meredith Bell was honored at Wally’s 7th Annual Central Coast Wine and Food Celebration as the newest recipient of the 2010 Michael Bonaccorsi Scholarship. Congratulations Meredith!

Wally’s Wine & Spirits hosted its 7th Annual Central Coast Wine and Food Celebration (WCCWFC), benefiting the Michael Bonaccorsi Scholarship Fund at UC Davis’ Department of Viticulture and Enology on Sunday, August 1, 2010.  Thanks to such a huge participation this event continues to keep the memory of our friend Mike alive for a long, long time.

Wally’s popular summer afternoon tasting included over 60 Central Coast wineries: Saxum, Linne Calodo, Fiddlehead, Melville, Brewer-Clifton, Au Bon Climat, Qupe, Hitching Post, Tantara, Ojai Vineyard, Whitcraft, Jaffurs, Ambullneo, Dragonette, Beckmen, Brander, Presidio, Costa de Oro, Talbott, Row Eleven, Falcone, Arcadian, Rusack, Palmina, Foley, Paige 23, Justin, Clos Mimi, Talley, Ampelos, Claiborne & Churchill, Alma Rosa, Ken Brown, Core, Cobblestone, Malibu Vineyards, Native 9, Silver, Alta Maria, Plata, Margerum, La Fenetre, Kenneth Volk, Summerland and Demetria among many others.

With some of the best chefs and restaurants represented, including Frank Ostini showcasing the art of grilling on his traveling Santa Maria Barbecue pit from The Hitching Post, returning guests from Los Angeles are Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza by Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali, La Brea Bakery, Spago Beverly Hills, Jar, Gelato Bar, CUT, Lucques/A.O.C. /Tavern, Comme Ça, and the Hungry Cat. Featured from the best of the Central Coast are: Bouchon/Seagrass, Artisan, Pasolivo, Olio e Limone, The Ballard Inn Restaurant in Ballard, Brothers’ Restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern and Full of Life Flatbread from Los Alamos. Joining the event for the first time is Josiah Citrin’s celebrated Caché Restaurant & Lounge, in Santa Monica.
Save the date for next year: Sunday, August 7, 2011.

Click here to see some great pictures of the event:

Photo by John Sciulli (c)Berliner Studio/BEImages