That annual indulgence to gastronomic adventure known as the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival takes places for the 22nd time from Sept. 13-16 in and around the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee area, but mostly at Northstar resort. Highlights include the Gar Woods Grape Stomp and Lakeside Luncheon in Carnelian Bay on Thursday afternoon ($55 per person); a jazz concert ($30) and Moonlight Martini reception ($30) at Northstar Village on Friday evening; cooking seminars, demos, and tastings all day Saturday at Northstar Village ($45); winery dinners and special tasting events at various Truckee-North Lake restaurants on Saturday evening; and the Grand Tasting and Culinary Competition at Northstar Village on Sunday afternoon ($70). Full schedule is available at