Rick and Cherry Simi’s historic house and patio, location for the dinner and wine tasting event.
Downieville Antique Bottle Show Dinner Party
Downieville Trip | Part 3
20 September 2013
This third post from Downieville is a grouping of some nice photography from Scott Selenak (FOHBC Photographer) at Rick and Cherry Simi’s house this past Friday night prior to the Downieville Antique Bottle Show. This event is held each year by the Downieville show hosts and includes appetizers, a wine tasting, the barbecue, tons of side dishes, a bottle cake, a real saloon and a mine shaft. The weather was great and the turn-out was as big as expected. Coco had a super time too working the crowd. The fourth and final post will be some of Scotts show photography.
Scott Selenak transferring images to my laptop.
Read Part 1: 2013 Downieville Sabbatical – “just us two dogs”
Read Part 2: Downieville – Goodyears Bar Excursion
G A L L E R Y
“I want to thank you and ALL the folks that attended our bottle show and wine tasting/BBQ event. We had right at 100 guests for our Friday night event and plenty of traffic all day Saturday during the bottle show.
Once again thanks to all of you that support our annual Downieville bottle show and hope to see all of you next year”
Rick & Cherry Simi
One of the many patio tables earlier in the evening.
Ken Edward and Jerry Forbes converse.
Looking down on the patio as the crowd gathers.
Charlie Holt, Coco and moi.
Ice cold Buds
Chilled white wine to go along with the various reds.
Will Clark, the wine (and ice-cream) town merchant and bottle friend held the wine tasting.
Rick Simi carving.
Friends eating as darkness sets.
Another of host, Rick Simi carving his slow cooked meat.
Nice looking down shot.
Soooo much great food.
The line forms.
Lou Lambert (left) probably talking about digging.
Warm candle lit tables add to the charm.
Waiting in line next to the Simi’s mine shaft. Left to right, Henry Guillen, Bob Franconi, Doug Hansen. Seated, Randy Taylor.
Rick Simi (left) keeping an eye on the crowd. Doug Hansen, Henry Guillen standing. Dwayne Anthony and Randy Taylor seated.
Mine shaft winds through to the Simi house.
Opening of the Simi mine shaft.
Bad bottle person
Mid shaft to the Simi house
Real saloon out building at the Simi house.