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Barons Backroom Beer Pairing Featuring MODERN TIMES BEER – October 16, 2019

Gourmet bites, cold beer, and a wonderful cause…join us for our next Barons Backroom Beer Pairing featuring Modern Times Beer on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm. 100 percent of proceeds from this event will go to Susan G. Komen and Michelle’s Place. Our flavor experts and the talented team from Modern Times Beer have created this mouthwatering menu:

–Goat Cheese Mascarpone Crostini with Orderville IP
–Mediterranean Wrap with Fruitlands Gose
–Chile Verde Pork Tacos with Space Ways IPA
–Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Black House Stout

*This event is 21 and up (sorry, no kids!) event is limited, Tickets will sell out, so purchase yours for $15 today here!

Barons Market is located at 1347 Tavern Rd. Alpine, Ca. 91901. (619)445-5600. Open Everyday 8 AM to 9 PM (except holidays) Visit our website at

Barons Market Alpine Weekly Ad Specials: October 2-8, 2019

Barons Market Alpine Weekly Ad Specials: October 2-8, 2019

Barons Market is your neighborhood market. We carry a terrific selection of natural and specialty food at rock bottom prices. We are passionate about value and enthusiastic about passing great deals on to you. No gimmicks.Limited quantity on some items. Not responsible for misprints. Barons Market is located at 1347 Tavern Rd. Alpine, Ca. 91901. (619)445-5600. Open Everyday 8 AM to 9 PM (except holidays) Visit our website at

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“Schoen Shine” Car Show Fundraiser for Limbs in Alpine EVERY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER 2019

1st Annual Schoen Shine Car Show Fundraiser for Limbs! Join us EVERY SUNDAY IN OCTOBER 2019 from 12pm to 4pm outside Alpine Tobacco Shop (2151 Alpine Blvd.) We will have FREE FOOD, Raffles, Gift Purchase Fund and more! All proceeds will go towards a prosthetic arm for Kyndra Schoen Luhr. Sponsored by “The Alpine Mafia”. For more info please text Dayna at 619-572-3592. Please contact us if you have any items you would like to donate for raffles as well!

Local Business Spotlight: The Housekeepers of Alpine – We Specialize in Deep Cleaning!

October 2019 – The Housekeepers of Alpine! Specializing in Deep Cleaning! My name is Sonia Rivera and I am the owner of The Housekeepers of Alpine. I have worked and lived in the Alpine community for over 20 years. The Housekeepers of Alpine offer cleaning services for special events, move-in and move-out, re-occurring services, and even boats and RVs.  Call us for a FREE quote! (619) 384-5689 or email Visit our website at or our  Facebook Page! Check out our Yelp reviews:

Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze & Jumpy for the Kids at Summers Past Farms ALL OCTOBER 2019!

The Fall is our favorite time at Summers Past Farms!  Come to our field of pumpkins and pick your favorite one. Featuring our selection of field grown pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. We will have a jumpy and corn maze for the kids. Come enjoy the country! Bring your camera and the whole family. Open: Thursday – Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.  Closed: Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday. Summers Past Farms is located at 15602 Olde Hwy 80, Flinn Springs (Just down the hill from Alpine), CA 92021 (619) 390-1523


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Dream Rider Equestrian Therapy in Alpine!

Volunteer leads new rider to music. Rhythm and balance and perfect posture for young Benjamin

October 2019 – Please Help! We need volunteers!

Dream Rider Equestrian Therapy in Alpine needs after school volunteers to help with riding lessons for special needs beginner students. We have a high demand for lessons, but not enough help. If you can help lead a pony on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons until the days get too short to ride, we would be very grateful. We could also use help on Saturday or Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30.To learn more about us please take a look at our Facebook page. Visit our website at  Volunteers make our work possible!

If you are interested please call Catherine Hand at 619-445-2576 or email

Dream Riders is located 543 Anderson Rd, Alpine, CA 91901


Pearson Brothers Winery Opens Tasting Room in Wildlife Sanctuary in East County Featuring Their Unique “Honey Wine”

*Article adapted from East County Magazine

September 2019 – Pearson Brothers has opened a tasting area off Dehesa Rd. We are open Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-5pm! Wine from Nature in Alpine! Our wine is made from wildflower honey, orange zest, cane sugar and vanilla!  Pearson Brothers Winery are the the creators of honey-wines known as “Saccharo”.We now have a tasting patio in a wildlife sanctuary, as well as a wine club, and recipes for cocktails featuring our sustainably-produced Saccharo honey wines in several new varieties. “We are truly the most sustainable wine in the world right now,” says Dale Pearson, who started the business a few years ago in a rural area of unincorporated El Cajon along with his brother, Mike. “In regular wineries, the business model is to kill everything and take it down to the ground.  In Napa and Paso Robles, some wineries are cutting down oak trees and causing watershed depletion.”

Fortunately, no trees are killed and no groundwater is depleted for production of Pearson Brothers products – and their property is a thriving wildlife habitat sanctuary.  That’s because their flavorful white wines are made – astoundingly – without grapes, using science to replicate the taste with other ingredients found in nature. The Pearson brothers measured grape juice with scientific instruments to determine the PH levels and levels of sugar, PH, water and nutrients.  The result is white “wines” made without grapes. (In the U.S., anything fermented can be labeled wine, hence the sale of passionfruit and apple wines elsewhere, to cite other examples).

They sell their private reserve Saccharo honey wine, as well as a new Perduret sparkling wine, a ginseng Saccharo, and coming soon, Saccharo Seco, a dry white.

The sparkling champagne-like Perduret with heart label has a pleasing taste – not too sweet and not too dry – with fine bubbles and a rich, golden hue.  It’s hand-crafted in a laborious process that includes chilling the bottles and hand-pressing each champagne cork.

Wine made from grapes requires pumping 400 gallons of groundwater for every one gallon of wine produced – and that’s just for irrigation, not counting the production process.  By contrast, Pearson says, “We use 5,000 gallons of water to make 5,000 gallons of wine,” or just one gallon of water for each gallon of honey wine.

The winery is located on 63 acres of the  Rancho Agua Dulce nature preserve, named after the North fork of the Sweetwater river that originates in the reserve.  Agua Dulce means sweet water in Spanish.

“Bees fly into protected habitat and harvest wildflowers, sagebrush, lilacs, wild mustard,” Pearson explains. His business also helps protect bees from colony collapse disorder that has decimated bees across the nation.  Pearson Brothers Winery includes beekeepers as part of their business model, buying some honey from other beekeepers who breed queen bees as well as using honey produced onsite.

Our property is an ancient habitat. We have a herd of deer, bobcats, raccoons, coyotes, mountain lions, opossums, horned owls, barn owl, falcons and red-tailed. “It’s an entire full ecosystem – everything from wildflowers to little tree frogs.”  There are also wild grapevines growing which are not harvested, merely kept as part of the natural habitat. No pesticides or herbicides are used on the property, keeping it sustainable. The new tasting room on Dehesa Rd. overlooks the wildlife preserve from an outdoor deck complete with telescope for guests to enjoy views.

So why did the Pearson brothers return to East County, after briefly moving production to Imperial Valley? The move to the desert area was prompted by high fees San Diego County wanted to impose when the Pearsons sought to boost production from 60 to 2,000 cases after landing a major distributor, Bronco Wine Company. Bronco’s California distributor, Classic Wines of California, distributes Pearson Brothers products. “They realized we invented a new kind of wine,” Pearson says of Bronco.

But a major deal for their white ginseng energizing drink fell through due to rules on ginseng. “In China you can plant American White Ginseng seeds and cultivate and sell them,” Pearson explains. “But if you try to export the same exact ginseng but grown in the U.S.A., it’s considered a drug. Special measures must be taken that are extremely expensive to allow it in China.”

The Pearson brothers are accustomed to taking risks-and overcoming challenges. Dale is a retired underwater photographer who has worked for National Geographic and Jacque Cousteau, wrestling giant squids and taking videos of sharks at close range. Mike has worked as a flight nurse on a medical helicopter.

Next up, their aim is to focus on marketing and build up retail locations to grow their brand. “Not enough people knew about us,” says Pearson, but that’s changing.  Their wines are now sold in 11 retail locations such as Baron’s in Alpine (see website for the full list).  They’ve got a radio advertising campaign planned and more. Imperial County’s loss is East County’s gain. One of the new marketing tactics is a collection of cocktail recipes crafted with Saccharo, which you can find on the Pearson Brothers Winery website. Options include a Mule, Pineapple Mojito, Valley Mule,  Island Breeze, Margarita, Pina Colada, Island Ice Tea, Bloody Mary, and Strawberry Shortcake.

They’ve also started a wine club. Members get t-shirts and 10 percent of a case of wine every three months. A case runs $156 retail, $141 for wine club members. Cheers!

Here’s another tip:  these white wines made from honey won’t spoil, unlike temperature and time-sensitive white wines made from grapes. So you can keep them for years to enjoy whenever you wish.

Pearson Brothers Winery is located at 7123 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, 92019 several miles east of Sycuan.

To visit their new tasting room, order wine or learn more, check their website at

Dog Adoption Event (Rescuing Cujo Dog Sanctuary) at Kahoots in Alpine – September 28, 2019

Rescuing Cujo Dog Sanctuary is very excited for this Saturday, September 28, 2019 Dog Adoption event at Kahoots in Alpine from 10am to 2pm. Join us at Kahoots 1347 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA. 91901 (In the Alpine Creek Shopping Center) (619) 320-3023.  For more info about Rescuing Cujo please visit our website

“For the LOVE Gift Boutique” Celebrates 2 Years in Business with a Huge Sidewalk Sale – October 5, 2019

Thank you for your support Alpine! For the LOVE Gift Boutique has been in business for 2 years now! Come celebrate with us on October 5, 2019 from 10am to 5pm for an amazing Sidewalk Sale!! For “the LOVE of our CUSTOMERS” we will have prizes, refreshments, special discounts, local vendor showcase, new product lines, pre-order holiday gifts and re-order discounts! For the LOVE Gift Boutique, 2530 Alpine Blvd Ste E, Alpine CA 91901. Kelly Boykin – Owner 619-669-5094 or email Visit our facebook page at

Holt Travel’s Exclusive Offer on 2020 Luxury 16 Night Caribbean Cruise!

Regent Seven Seas Cruises –  CARIBBEAN DELIGHTS! Sailing from New York and returning to Miami, Seven Seas Navigator® beginning on October 30, 2020 (16 NIGHTS) IT’S ALL INCLUDED! FREE Roundtrip Air*, FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package†, FREE Unlimited Beverages Including, Fine Wines and Premium Spirits, FREE Open Bars and Lounges PLUS, In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily, FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities, FREE Specialty Restaurants, FREE Transfers Between Airport and Ship and FREE Unlimited WiFi! 2-For-1 All-Inclusive Fares from $5,099 per person. Book Now for an Exclusive $500 Shipboard Credit per suite! Book between October 4 – 19, 2019 for an additional $200 Shipboard Credit per suite! For more information or to book your next cruise, call David at Holt Travel & Tours 619.445.9193 or email