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The Vineyard Restaurant Newsletter

October 2009

What’s New at the Vineyard

by Chris Mariscotti

New Menu Items

Our Fall favorites, Pumpkin Ravioli and Mushroom Lasagna are now on our lunch and dinner menus. Come in and try them!

Charity Night

Vineyard Restaurant Gift CardOn Wednesday, Oct 7th , we held our first Charity Night with St Joachim’s School as the beneficiary. It was a great success. We donated 15% of the total bill, before taxes and tip, on any table that said they were connected to St Joachims School. Stephanie Houlding from St Joachim’s, promoted the event via e-mail and a flyer that went home with the children. St Joachim’s made almost $300 that night. Stephanie figured her costs to be about $5 and 1 hour of her time. The best part was everyone had a great time.

You can do the same with your school or charitable organization. Call us at 559-674-0923.

Gift Certificate Sale in November

Do your Christmas shopping early. Vineyard Gift Certificates and Gift Cards make great gifts. They are available in any denomination. In the month of November you will get $120 of certificates for each $100 that you buy

Joel’s Pomegranate MartiniPomegranate Martini

Pomegranate harvest is in full swing here in Madera. Celebrate with Joel’s Pomegranate Martini. Here is the recipe if you want to try it at home.

  • 2 oz Fresh squeezed Loquaci Farms pomegranate juice
  • 1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka
  • .5 oz Quady Dry Vya Vermouth
  • Shake over ice and garnish with a lemon twist.

If you can’t fine the fresh squeezed juice, you’ll have to come in and have one here.


Rodia Montegomery-GentryTo our good friend Rodia Montegomery-Gentry. She was nominated as the Madera County Candidate for the California Middle School Teacher of the Year, for the central San Joaquin Valley. She teaches history and social science at Desmond Junior High in Madera. Here is a picture of Rodia on her wedding day, celebrated at the restaurant two years ago.

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Coming Up...

  • Wine Trail Weekend Nov 14th and 15th
    More information at

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and lunch on Nov 27

As always, thank you for your business

Chris Mariscotti


The Vineyard Restaurant is located on the northwest corner of Highway 99 and Highway 145 on the south end of Madera. Our address is 605 South I St. Madera, CA 93637 - Tel: 559-674-0923 (google earth: Lat: 36°57'14.57"N & Lon: 120° 3'28.48"W).

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