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O N T H E

C O V E R 24

Sonoma-Cutrer

W I N E R Y

F E A T U R E 20

Bennett Lane Winery

W I N E M A K E R

P R O F I L E 22

Bob Pepi, Andretti Winery

T A S T I N G R O O M

O F T H E W E E K 28

Turnbull Wine Cellars

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M A R C H 9 , 2 0 1 2 – I S S U E 1 0 – V O L U M E 3 1

ON THE COVER

Sonoma-Cutrer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

WINE COUNTRY NEWS

Northern California Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18

WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS

Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35

Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-45

Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41

Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45

SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-59

Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47

Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-59

Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61

Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

TREASURE ISLAND TO LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63

Treasure Island Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES . . 64-67

Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-78

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i n t e l l i g e n c e f o r t h e W i n e c o n S U M e r

by Len Napolitano

What can be learned from observing a wine’s color and clarity?

I recently opened a bottle of red wine, vintage 1985. It poured out

of the bottle with the color of an old brown-brick building, and my

immediate comment was, “Perfect!” You can’t always judge a wine by

its color, but often a visual inspection provides clues to its age and

sometimes quality.

Young red wines show a deep purple more than red. After aging a

few years, the color becomes more ruby-like. With an age of 10 to 20

years, or more, the color is lighter and takes on a tinge of brown at

least around its edge, if not throughout.

As red wines turn a little lighter with age, white wines take the

opposite path. Young white wines start very pale, maybe even with a

greenish hue. As the wine matures, the color of straw yellow is normal.

As white wines age to near 10 years and older, the color deepens to an

attractive golden yellow.

Exceptions apply to sweet white wines like Sauternes, which are

almost never pale and will become deep amber-yellow with age, and

also with light red wines like Beaujolais, which rarely become deep in

color, at any age.

Wines made from different grape varieties possess different shades.

For example, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Riesling are paler

than Chardonnay, which tends to be more yellow-gold. For reds, Pinot

Noir, Sangiovese and Beaujolais are more translucent than Cabernet,

Merlot or Syrah.

Judging a wine’s clarity involves holding the glass up against a

white background. A white wine should be clear and bright while a

red wine will be densely pigmented with color, depending on the

grape variety. It may even have a little sediment, depending on its age,

and still be pleasing and safe to drink.

The key is to look out for cloudiness in the wine. A bottle of very

old red wine, say, more than 20 years old, may become a little cloudy

when moved because the sediment is agitated. This is normal.

My1985 bottle was decanted to separate the wine from its sediment.

But a permanent, dull, cloudiness in wine is a bad sign. Fortunately,

the quality of wine these days is so good that this is highly

unlikely.

Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,

Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contact

with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.

Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of

Wine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.

UPCOMING

– March 16 –

Ferrari-Carano

Vineyards & Winery

– April 20 –

Grgich Hills Estate

– May 18 –

Hartford Family

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Quality Wines All Under $25

at Wine Garage, Calistoga

by Jeffry Ross

The Skinny – The Wine Garage is all about the juice. It’s also about having fun –

like a kid in a candy store. The Wine Garage is, literally, a former gas station.

Todd, the wine buyer, travels far and wide to find top-shelf, affordably priced

wines. Inside, you’ll find more than 200 different labels neatly arranged in cases

on the floor and an engaging staff who are friendly, attentive and most importantly,

they know their wines.

Buzz – Despite its funky space, the Wine Garage is a wine lover’s best friend.

Reminiscent of visiting your favorite record store (yes, kids, once upon a time,

that’s where you had to buy your music), the fun is going through all the cases

and finding something you’ve never heard of. All the wines have been test

driven by the staff, so, whatever you select, you won’t be disappointed.

Value – Ultimately, the Wine Garage is about value. It’s no secret that in Napa

Valley, it’s difficult to score a highly rated red for less than $65, but the Wine

Garage manages to do it all the time. The staff takes great pride hunting down

unusual and lesser-known, limited-production wines and passing their haggling

finesse on to us.

Ten-second summary – With the exception of Wine Garage labeled-awardwinning

Cabernets, nothing in this hip hideaway is more than $25! The Wine

Garage is stocked with premium, small-lot wines that you won’t find at BevMo,

Trader Joe’s or your local wine store (plus, they do a better job storing their

wines at the correct temperature).

Best bets – In addition to all the labels the Wine Garage represents, they also

produce their own lip-smacking blends. My in-house favorites are: 2009 Joy

Ride (white blend), 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet, 2007 Napa Valley Petite

Syrah, 2008 Napa Valley “Chihuahua” Cabernet and 2006 Napa Valley Hillside

Cabernet.

Under-the-radar – Go old-school with half-gallon jugs filled while you wait

using their specifically designed service station nozzles. Not only are the wines

delicious (and affordable), the jug is crazy fun conversation at the table. It’s also

a cool gift.

Secrets – For the next few weeks, receive an additional ten percent off the

already low prices when you purchase six bottles. Twenty percent on a case.

Better yet, the Wine Garage has the BEST wine club in the valley – and they

ship just about everywhere.

Insider – If you’re a serious wino, get on the inside track for ultra exclusive

deals by hooking up with the Wine Garage on Twitter and Facebook (wine club

members get first crack to cream-of-the-crop finds).

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

NAPA VALLEY

ONGOING

Napa Valley Wine Train

napa, www.winetrain.com, 800-427-4124

ONGOING

Taste at Oxbow Wine and Chocolate Pairing

napa, taste 5 chocolates with 5 wines, $20, 12-7pm Sunday thru thursday

12-9 pm friday and Saturday. reservations recommended. 707-265-9600.

ONGOING

Live Music Fridays at Taste at Oxbow

napa, time varies, 707-265-9600, www.tasteatoxbow.com

ONGOING

Seminars & Tastings at Merryvale Vineyards

St. helena, 10am-6:30pm, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-7777

• Merryvale tasting, $15

• reserve tasting, $35

Wine Sensory Seminar, $45, fridays 12pm or by appt

Wine & cheese experience, $45, by appt

• Sommelier grand reserve tasting, $65, by appt

ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS

Barrel Tasting & Tours at Reata

Barrel tasting: 11am, 2pm & by appointment, tours by appointment

napa, www.reatawines.com, 707-254-8673x119

ONGOING

Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting at

Monticello Vineyards

napa, reserve Wine Seminar, corley family napa Valley $25

rSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.corleyfamilynapaValley.com

ONGOING

V. Sattui Winery

St. helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774

• classic tasting, daily, $5

• Premium tasting, daily, $10

• food & wine pairing, Mon-thu, $18

• Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25

• italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses

• Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more

Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar

• 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic grounds

ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS

Food & Wine Pairings at Etude Winery

napa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/members

www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300

ONGOING

Rombauer Vineyards

St. helena, www.rombauer.com, 707 963-5170

• friday-Sunday: open by advance appointment only

• Monday-thursday 10am-5pm

• tasting $10

Wine & cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25

ONGOING

Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery

napa, www.andrettiwinery.com, 877-386-5070x227

• individual tastings, $15

• Private Winery tour & tasting, $20/person by appointment

• Vineyard tours, $20/person by appointment

ONGOING

Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines

rutherford, rSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com

• traditional tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm

• Premier tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm

• Private group tasting, $20, by appt

• cellar tour & tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-f by appt

• Vineyard View tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-f by appt

• Abacus tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt

Wine train, $180

ONGOING

Tours and Tastings at William Hill Estate Winery

napa, 10am-5pm, by appt., www.williamhillestate.com, 707-265-3024

• taste the napa Valley, $12

• taste the Silverado Bench, $20

• estate exclusives, $25

• intro to William hill estate tour and tasting, $25

• the William hill estate experience tour and tasting, $40

ONGOING

Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond Vineyards

St. helena, 11am (by appt), $15, group tours available (by appt)

www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659x620

ONGOING

Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate

rutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, tours at 11am & 2pm, $10

Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most fridays 2-4pm

www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784

ONGOING

Tastings & Tours at Artesa Winery

napa, rSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com

• Vino con Queso, Wine & cheese experience, $40

• Daily guided tours

• Vines & Wines, A Vineyard tour, $40

ONGOING

Tours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winery

napa, 10am-5pm, www.blackstallionwinery.com, 707-253-1400

• regular tasting, $10

• reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun

Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person

ONGOING

Educational Tours & Wine Tasting

at Castello di Amorosa

calistoga, www.castellodiamorosa.com, rSVP, 707-967-6272

• regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50

• tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20

• napa Valley neighbor Program • Private ViP tours

ONGOING

Tastings at St. Supéry

rutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-231-6116

• Vineyard to glass, Saturdays, 2pm, $50

• St Supéry historical tasting, Sundays, 2pm, $50

• cellar tour, fridays, 2pm, $50

• Dollarhide library tasting, daily, $25

• Élu library tasting, daily, $25

ONGOING

Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val

napa, daily 10am-5pm, www.closduval.com, 800-993-9463

• classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine.

• reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine.

• tours by appointment with 24 hour advance notice

ONGOING

Wine Tasting Experiences at Benessere Vineyards

St. helena, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt 707-963-5853x105

• Personalized Wine flights, daily, $10

• Vineyards Walking tour & tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15

• fudge Pairing experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15

• Barrel tasting, rSVP, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20

• Barrel tasting & current release, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25

• Barrel tasting & Vertical, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25

• group tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15

ONGOING

Joseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & Seminars

An opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours

11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, except

insignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. terrace tastings daily, $25

rSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com

• insignia Blending • Wine Aroma challenge

• Single Vineyard cabernets • freestone & Phelps

• Barrel seminar

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre

St. helena, culinary institute of America at greystone, 1:30-2:30pm, $20

With a sample of the recipe and their greystone wine

wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu, 707-967-2320

ONGOING

Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery

for details, www.robertmondavi.com, 888-rMonDAVi x2

• the Signature tour & tasting

• the Wine tasting Basics

• the exclusive cellar tasting

• tasting Beyond the Basics

• the “harvest of Joy” tour & lunch

ONGOING

VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour

Bourassa Vineyards, napa, Mon-fri by appointment, $15 mid-week special

Mention this listing, www.bourassavineyards.com, 800-499-2366

ONGOING

Tastings at Silverado Vineyards

napa, www.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611

• Saddleblock Vineyard tasting, $75

• library tasting, $75

• Daily tasting room flights, estate/$10, Premier/$20

• Public tours & tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15

• Private tour and or tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting

THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Bacchus That Rascal

clos Pegase, calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “history of Wine

www.clospegase.com, 707-942-4981

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber

2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500

SECOND SUNDAYS

Second Sunday Supper Club

AViA napa, napa, 5:30-7pm, $110

www.aviahotels.com, 707-224-3900

ONGOING

di Rosa

napa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991

• ongoing until June 10: hung liu, new Work

• Apr 4: Artist talk, hung liu

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Friday Night Pulse Tastings

AcMe fine Wines, St.helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440

UPCOMING

• Daily: Valley first tour

• Daily: grgich hills estate Winery tour

• fri-Sun: Domaine chandon Winery tour

• Sat: Valley’s only evening Winery tour

• Mon-thu: Ambassador Winery tour

• Mar 10: ghost Whisperer Dinner

• Mar 17: Murder Mystery

• Mar 31: Big gay train

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ONGOING

Napa Valley Opera House

1030 Main Street, napa, www.nvoh.org, 707-226-7372

• Mar 10: Playing for change

• Mar 14-15: Alice in Wonderland

• Mar 17: capitol Steps

• Mar 18: Solas

• Mar 23: chris Botti

• Mar 24: Diablo Ballet, Dancing Miles

• Mar 27: tuesday night flicks, Key largo

• Mar 29: Branford Marsalis

• Apr 1: Sierra Maestra

ONGOING

Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines

napa, 5-9pm, www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378

• Mar 8: taste Unusual Varietals

• Mar 9: rhone Valley reds Wine tasting

• Mar 15: chateauneuf du Pape

• Mar 16: Mendocino county tasting

• Mar 22: is it $50 or $150?!

• Mar 23: loire Valley Wine tasting

• Mar 29: Pinot noir fan club of napa Valley

• Mar 30: Back room Blow out XlVi

• Apr 5: taste grand cru Burgundy

• Apr 6: Back room’s Bubble Bar

ONGOING

Live at Uptown Theatre

napa, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, 707-259-0123

• Mar 8: railroad earth

• Mar 9: Billy gardell

• Mar 17: Marshall tucker Band

• Mar 18: little feat

• Mar 29: Ani Difranco

• Mar 31: Kingston trio

• Apr 7: Jackie green with rusted root

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Bubbles Bar at 1313 Main

napa, 9pm-12am, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313

ONGOING

Friday Night Winemaker Events

JV Wine & Spirits, napa, 5-7pm, $2, www.jvwine.com, 707-253-2624

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Winemaker Wednesdays at 1313 Main

napa, 6-8pm, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313

• Mar 7: cathy corison

• Mar 14: Paradigm Winery

• Mar 21: hall Winery

• Mar 28: Joseph Kent

ONGOING

Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley

napa town center, napa, check website for times & prices

www.napavintages.com, 707-253-9450

ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 30

Abstract Visions,

A Brett Weston Retrospective at Turnbull

turnbull Wine cellars, oakville, A comprehensive exhibition celebrating his

100th birthday. www.turnbullWines.com, 707-963-5839x15

MARCH 9-11

Acacia Maddness Barrel Tasting Weekend

napa, 11am-3pm, 707-226-9991x2

www.acaciavineyard.com

MARCH 10

Merryvale March Barrel Tasting & Pick Up

Party

St. helena, 1-4pm, $25

www.merryvale.com, 877-887-7763

MARCH 10

Opening Reception: Ancient Myths &

Vineyard Light Photography Exhibit

Mumm napa, rutherford, 6:30-8:30pm, www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-7700

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MARCH 10

Family Fun Day: Mask Making

napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 2pm, free

www.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500

MARCH 10

Mozart’s Muses in Arias & Duets

napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7:30pm

www.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500

MARCH 10

Yountville Elementary School’s 19th

Annual Red & White Fundraiser

Silverado Vineyards, Yountville, 6-10pm, info@yespta.com

MARCH 10

Cooking Classes: Napa Valley Cuisine

Join chef John Adamson and Shypoke Wines

cedar gables inn, napa, 4-8pm, $160

www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969

MARCH 10-11

Ehlers Estate Wine Club Release Weekend

St. helena, 1-4pm, www.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972

MARCH 10-11

Calistoga Spring Jazz Festival

Downtown calistoga & participating wineries.

$40, www.calistogaVisitors.com, 707-942-6333

MARCH 10 – OCTOBER 14

Ancient Myths & Vineyard Light

Photography Exhibit at Mumm Napa

rutherford, 10am-5pm, www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-7700

MARCH 11

Pinot Noir Blending Session

at Domaine Carneros

chateau Society Wine club event, napa, 1-3pm

www.domainecarneros.com, 800-716-2788

MARCH 15

Acacia Winemaker’s Dinner

farm, carneros inn, napa

www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991x2

MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

fumé Bistro & Bar, napa, 707-257-1999

www.fumebsitro.com, chrissy@fumebistro.com

MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

at Sequoia Grove

enjoy corned beef sliders & wine!

napa, www.sequoiagrove.com, 800-851-7841

MARCH 17

Beaulieu Vineyard Clone Release Party

rutherford, 1-4pm, $50, members/free

www.bvwines.com, 800-373-2896

MARCH 17

Hog Island Oysters

Silverado Vineyards, napa, 12-4pm

www.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6617

MARCH 22

Hess Collection Winemaker Dinner

fumé Bistro & Bar, napa, 6pm, $45, rSVP, 707-257-1999

www.fumebsitro.com, chrissy@fumebistro.com

MARCH 22

Film Screening: Mozart’s Sister

napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7pm, $10

www.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500

MARCH 24

Spectacular Beringer

Cellar Sale Experience

St. helena, www.beringer.com, 866-708-9463

MARCH 24

Cooking Classes: Napa Fresh and Fabulous

Join chef Sarah Scott and tres Sabores Winery

cedar gables inn, napa, 4-8pm, $160

www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969

MARCH 24

19th Annual Taste of Yountville

Downtown Yountville, 12-5pm

www.vmarketplace.com, 707-944-0904

MARCH 25

Pizza & Pinot at Acacia

napa, www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991x2

MARCH 31

Annual Carneros

5K or 10K Run/Walk at Artesa

napa, www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309

MARCH 31

The Big (Bigger) Gay Train

out in the Vineyard

napa Valley Wine train, napa, 6pm

www.outinthevineyard.com, 800-427-4124

APRIL 1-30

Napa Valley Arts in April

Various events & locations in napa Valley!

www.legendarynapaValley.com

APRIL 12

The Mozart Supremacy

napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7pm

www.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500

APRIL 13-15

Spring Release Weekend

Peju, rutherford, www.peju.com, 707-963-3600

APRIL 14

Local Oysters & Bale Lane Sauvignon Blanc

Release Celebration at St. Clement

St. helena, www.stclement.com, 707-265-5000

APRIL 14

Budbreak Lunch in the Vineyards

at Beaulieu Vineyards

rutherford, 11am-2pm, club Member event, $45

www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896

APRIL 14

Free Family Fun Day: Recycled Garden Art

napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 2pm

www.napaValleyMusum.org, 707-944-0500

APRIL 15

OysterFest

Domaine chandon, Yountville, 12-5pm

www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280, $50

SONOMA COUNTY

ONGOING

Live Music at Centre du Vin

ledson hotel, Sonoma

www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779

ONGOING

Private Tastings at Viansa

www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470

• italian Wine & cheese Pairing,10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment,

$10/members, $25

• reserve Wine & food Pairing, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment

free/members, $45

ONGOING

Reserve Wine & Food Pairing

Private Tasting at Viansa

Sonoma, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment

www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470, free/members, $45

ONGOING

Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Introduces

Thematic Wine Program

honoring great local wine makers. Plus, each thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity winetenders.

the lodge at Sonoma, rSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042

ONGOING

Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop

at B.R. Cohn Winery

glen ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members

www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123

ONGOING

Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting

at B.R. Cohn Winery

glen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members

www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123

ONGOING

Private Wine Tastings

at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

healdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40pp

by appointment, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700

• Scentiments – test your Smell Memory

• White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses

• King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates

• Matchmaker – wine and food pairing

• PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate

• cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevations

ONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Taste with the Count at Buena Vista

A 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20

A 90-minute “taste with the count” with reserve Buena Vista wines in “the

count’s lair” by the count. 2pm, $45, rSVP, 800-926-1266

ONGOING

Wine and Food Pairing

at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

healdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines with

the perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointment

www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700

ONGOING

Free Guided Winery Tour

at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

healdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointment

www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700

ONGOING

Group Private Tastings

at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

healdsburg – includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, by

appointment. $20 per person, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700

ONGOING

Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean

Kenwood, A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.

complimentary, 11am-2pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134

ONGOING

Food and Wine Pairing at

the Mayo Reserve Room

9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting

$35, reservations recommended, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-833-5504

ONGOING

Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean

Kenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment

www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258

• cinq cépages Blending Seminar, eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75

• cinq cépages component tasting, eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25

• Private ViP Wine tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour

• Box lunch Prgram with tour

ONGOING

Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery

Santa rosa, ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations

888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com

• charcuterie, daily 11am-4pm, $25/$20 club members

Wine & food Pairing, $35/$28 club members

ONGOING

Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer

Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256

ONGOING

Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson

fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25

www.kj.com, 707-571-7500

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ONGOING SUNDAYS

Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch

at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa

Sonoma, 9am-1pm, www.fairmont.com.sonoma, 707-938-9000

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Sunday Brunch at the Centre du Vin

ledson hotel, Sonoma, 9am-1pm

www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779

ONGOING WEEKENDS

Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery

cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing

www.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389

LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

50 Mile AV Vintner's Dining

glen ellen, Barrel tasting & old Vine Pinot noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard.

foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, ashtonwines.com, rSVP, 707-935-3456

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba

Sonoma, enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine

tasting. 4-5:30pm, www.anabawines.com, 707-996-4188

ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAY

Unique Food & Wine Pairings

at HKG Tasting Room

glen ellen, 12-6pm, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-938-7622

ONGOING

Moondance Cellars & Orchard Station Wines

glen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10

www.moondancecellars.com, 707-938-7550

ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY

Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour

healdsburg, 10:30am, $25, www.michelschlumberger.com, 800-447-3060

ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY

Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours

& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola

geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20

www.ryew.com, 707-431-4811

ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery

Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines

www.icariawinery.com, rSVP, 707-486-9623

EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market

Santa rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629

EVERY FRIDAY MORNING

Sonoma Valley Farmers’ Market

Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023

EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY

The Art of Winemaking Workshop

Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm

www.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311

ONGOING

Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School

450 West Spain St, Sonoma, check website for schedule.

www.ramekins.com, 707-933-0450

ONGOING

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Santa rosa, wellsfargocenterarts.org, 707-546-3600

• Mar 8: foreigner

• Mar 9: rennie harris Puremovement

• Mar 11: Psychic/Medium Karen Peterson

• Mar 11: los tigres Del norte

• Mar 17-19: Santa rosa Symphony Set Six

• Mar 22: Zorro

• Mar 24: lily tomlin

ONGOING

Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern

Sebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300

• Mar 9: Monophonics

• Mar 23: lyrics Born

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ONGOING

Spreckels Performing Arts Center

rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com, 707-588-3400

• Mar 6: rancho cotati choral invitational

• Mar 14: rancho cotati Band invitational

• Mar 17: the Sun Kings Beatles tribute

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Winemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Market

guerneville, 6-8pm, www.bigbottommarket.com, 707-604-7295

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Music at Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge

cloverdale, 7-9pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Swirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101)

Big 3 Wine Bar, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma

10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-900

ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 31

Collage Retrospective by Douglas DeVivo at

Charles Creek Tasting Room & Gallery

Sonoma, 11am-6pm, www.charlescreek.com, 707-935-3848

ONGOING THROUGH EARLY SPRING 2012

16th Annual Sculpture Exhibit “FINALE”

at Paradise Ridge Winery

the Sculpture grove can be seen until dusk, followed by a glass of wine on the

winery’s veranda, with its spectacular view of the sunset. 11am-5pm, daily

www.prwinery.com, 707-528-Wine

MARCH 7

Bruce Elliott Lecture: Showplace of the Romanov Dynasty

Sonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 6-7:30pm

www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500

MARCH 8

Winemaker Dinner Series: Hanzell

Santé restaurant, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn, Sonoma

www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000

MARCH 9

20th Annual Tides Wharf Crab Feed

tides Wharf, Bodega Bay, 5-9pm, $44.95

www.innatthetides.com, 707-875-3652

MARCH 9-11

34th Annual Barrel Tasting

Weekend at Simi Winery

healdsburg, www.simiwinery.com, 707-473-3213

MARCH 9-11

34th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend at

Sausal Winery

healdsburg, 11am-4pm, www.sausalwinery.com, 707-433-5136

MARCH 9-11

34th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend at

Kendall Jackson Winery

fulton, 11am-4pm, www.kj.com, 866-287-9818

MARCH 10

Cuvée Club Lobster Feed at Gloria Ferrer

Sonoma, 6:30pm, $90, $76.50/under 21

www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999

MARCH 10

Complimentary Concert Series: Chi McClean

landmark Vineyards, Kenwood, 1-4pm

www.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053

MARCH 10

Murder by Pinot, A Dinner to Die For!

Sonoma-cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, 5:30-9pm, $150, $130/members

www.sonomacutrer.com, 707-237-3466

MARCH 10

Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival

Sebastopol community center, Sebastopol, 1-8pm, $28/adv, $33

www.socofoso.com, 707-829-8012

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MARCH 10

Deed Day 2012: Birthday Celebration

gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, 11am-4:30pm

www.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277

MARCH 10-11

A Taste of West Sonoma County

Dutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pm

www.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600

MARCH 11

Home Cheesemaking & Tortas Class with Sheana Davis

Sonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-4pm, rSVP

www.theepicureanconnection.com, 707-935-7960

MARCH 15

B.R. Cohn Wine Dinner

Sonoma State University, rohnert Park

www.brcohn.com, 707-664-2747

MARCH 15

Songwriters in Sonoma at Meadowcroft

featuring Dustin heald, rich little & fred Mccarty

Sonoma, 7pm, $10, www.meadowcroftwines.com, 707-934-4090

MARCH 16-18

27th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show

Sonoma county fairgrounds, Santa rosa

www.scsshows.com, 800-655-0655

MARCH 17

B.R. Cohn St. Patty’s Vineyard Hike,

Barrel Seminar & Luncheon

glen ellen, 11am-2:30pm, $30/members, $40

www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7929, rSVP

MARCH 17

Family Day at the Museum

Sonoma country Museum, Santa rosa

www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500

MARCH 17

CYRUS Dinner in the Wine Caves

Alexander Alley Vineyards, healdsburg, 6pm, $130

www.avvwine.com, 707-433-7209x108

MARCH 17-18

Savor Sonoma Valley

heart of Sonoma Valley Association

Visit participating Sonoma Valley wineries! 11am-4pm

www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463

MARCH 17-18

21st Annual Savor Sonoma Valley

at Ledson Winery

Kenwood, 11am-4pm, www.ledsonwinery.com, 707-537-3823

MARCH 17-18

22nd Annual Savor Sonoma Valley at

Chateau St. Jean

Kenwood, 11am-4pm, www.chateaustjean.com

MARCH 18

Tasting in the Dark

francis ford coppola Winery, geyserville, 1pm, $55

www.franciscoppolawinery.com, 707-857-1471

MARCH 23-24

7th Annual Pigs & Pinot

hotel healdsburg, healdsburg

www.pigsandpinot.com

MARCH 23-25

6th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival

Various events, Pease look at website for complete listing.

Sheraton Sonoma county, Petaluma

www.artisancheesefestival.com

MARCH 24

Nantucket in the Caves at Gloria Ferrer

Benefit for WillMar family grief & healing center

Sonoma, www.willmarcenter.org, 707-935-1946

MARCH 24

Triple Blind Food & Wine Pairing

nicholson ranch Winery, Sonoma, 6:30-9pm

www.nicholsonranch.com, 707-938-8822

MARCH 24

Pysnaka: The Ukrainian Art of Egg Decorating Workshop

Sonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 11am-3pm

www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500

MARCH 25

Balletto Vineyards Winemaker Dinner

french garden restaurant & Bistro Bar, Sebastopol

www.ballettovineyards.com, rSVP, 707-824-2030

MARCH 29

March Sunset Supper

DaVero farms & Winery, healdsburg, 6-8:30pm, $85, 475/members

www.davero.com, 707-431-8000x1

MARCH 30

Wine Dinner with Tom Meadowcroft of

Meadowcroft Wines

community café, Sonoma, $49.95, $39.95/members

www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com, rSVP, 707-938-7779

MARCH 30

Friday Music at Sebastiani Vineyards

Sonoma, 6-9pm, free, www.sebastiani.com, 707-933-3230

MARCH 30 – APRIL 1

Anniversary Celebration

Dutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pm

www.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600

MARCH 31

Spring Wine Club Party at Hip Kiln

healdsburg, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-433-6491

MARCH 31

Heroes with Heart

at Vintners Inn Event Center

Parents hospital Association, Santa rosa, 5-9pm

www.vintnersinn.com, jgwtoo@sonic.net, 707-523-3728

MARCH 31

Mad Hatter Ball

lucchesi Park clubhouse, Petaluma, $75

www.madhatterball.org, 707-778-4798

APRIL 8

Easter Sunrise Service at Cline Cellars

Sonoma, 5:14am, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4043

APRIL 8

Easter Sunday Artist Showing & Music

freestone Vineyards, freestone

www.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010

APRIL 12

Steven Bittner Lecture: Culture and Politics in

the Land of the Romanovs

Sonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 6-7:30pm

www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500

APRIL 14

Inez Storer: Master Class for the Artists

Sonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 10am-4pm

www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500

APRIL 14

Meet the Artist: Inez Storer

Sonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 6-7:30pm

www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500

APRIL 14-15

IRS Blues

Kenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, 11am-4pm, $20, $10/members

www.kenwoodvineyards.com, 707-282-8218

APRIL 14-15

Tax Relief Party

Dutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pm

www.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600

APRIL 15

Cellar Club Wine Club Release Party

at Dutcher Crossing

healdsburg, 11am-4pm, rSVP

www.dutchercrossingwinery.com,707-431-2700x204

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LAKE/MENDOCINO

EVERY SECOND SATURDAY

Food & Wine Pairings

Mcnab ridge tasting room, hopland, www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986

ONGOING

Skunk Train

fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com, 866-457-5865

• Apr 7-8: easter egg express

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Tuscan Village Music Art Series

terrill cellars, lower lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354

MARCH 6

Winemaker Dinner Series

Sawshop gallery Bistro, Kelseyville, 6-9pm

www.sawshopbistro.com, 707-278-0129

MARCH 10

Point Arena Crafts Show & Bazaar

Point Arena, 9am-2pm, www.southcoastseniors.org, 707-785-3538

MARCH 10

Irish Feast

Moore family Winery, Kelseyville, 6-9pm, $40

www.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-279-9279

MARCH 10-11

Little River Whale Festival

Various locations & events in little river

www.mendowhale.com, 707-937-5942

MARCH 17

St. Patricks Day Sale & Wine Tasting

Milano family Winery, hopland, 10:30am-5pm

www.milnowinery.com, 707-744-1396

MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day/Green Day

Simaine cellars, Ukiah, 12-5pm

www.simaine.com, 707-462-6300

MARCH 17

Windows to the Universe

taylor observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pm, $3

www.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121

MARCH 17-18

30th Fort Bragg Whale Festival

Various events & location in fort Bragg

www.mendowhale.com, 866-466-3636

MARCH 18

Kelseyville Olive Festival

Kelseyville Wine company, Kelseyville, 11am-5pm

www.kelseyvilleolivefestival.com, 707-279-0483

APRIL 14

Earth Day Family Festival 2012

BArrA of Mendocino, redwood Valley, 11am-4pm, free

www.barraofmendocino.com, 707-485-0322

BAY AREA

SAN FRANCISCO

ONGOING

The Walt Disney Family Museum

the Presidio of San francisco, San francisco, 415-345-6816, www.waltdisney.org

ONGOING

Seasons Swirl

four Seasons hotel, San francisco, 5:30-7:30pm

www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838

ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 22

Matter + Spirit, The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler

de Young Museum, San francisco, www.famsf.org

ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 9

Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964

de Young Museum, San francisco

www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531

ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 17

The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde

legion of honor, San francisco

www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531

ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 17

Children’s Books from the Victorian Era

legion of honor, San francisco

www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531

MARCH 13

Beaulieu Vineyard Wine Tasting & Dinner

campton Place, San francisco – Jeffrey Stambor, Winemaker

www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574

MARCH 13-17

Bouquets to Art

de Young Museum, San francisco

www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531

MARCH 18

Bodega Wine Estates Irish Stew Cook-off

treasure island, San francisco, 415-525-4154

http://wearegoinggreen.eventbright.com

MARCH 22

B.R. Cohn Wine Dinner

hotel nikko, San francisco

www.brcohn.com, 415-394-1111

MARCH 24-25

Rhône Rangers: San Francisco Grand Tasting

festival Pavilion, fort Mason, San francisco, 2-5pm

www.rhonerangers.org, 800-467-0163

MARCH 24-25

Treasure Island Flea Indoor/Outdoor Flea Pop-Up

one Avenue of the Palms, treasure island, San francisco, 10am-5pm

www.treasureislandflea.com, 415-898-0245

MARCH 24 – AUGUST 9

The Fashion Word of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the

Sidewalk to the Catwalk

de Young Museum, San francisco

www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531

MARCH 25 – APRIL 7

Macy’s 66th Annual Flower Show Presents Brasil:

Gardens in Paradise

Macy’s Union Square, San francisco, free, open during store hours

MARIN COUNTY

ONGOING

Marin Center in San Rafael

www.co.marin.ca.us, 415-499-6800

• Mar 10: Jonathan Winters, & friends

• Mar 10-11: Spring Antique Show

• Mar 10-11: Masque Unit fr. theater of Marin’s the Wizard of oz

• Mar 17: An evening with Peter frampton, frampton comes Alive! 35 tour

• Mar 22: farm Day

• Mar 23-25: Marin Primary & Middle School present rumpelstiltskin

• Mar 25: Main Symphony family concert, green eggs and ham & gertrude Mcfuzz

• Mar 18: the celtic tenors

• Apr 2, 5: Marin Speakers Series, gordon Brown

MARCH 10

Schug Winery Winemaker Dinner

Benefit for camp chance with winemaker Michael cox

San rafael Joe’s, San rafael, $80/adv, $90

www.sonomavalleywine.com, 415-485-3025

ALAMEDA COUNTY

WEDNESDAYS MARCH 7 – APRIL 25

3rd Annual Berkeley Wine Festival

the claremont hotel club & Spa, Berkeley, 6:30pm

www.berkeleywinefestival.com

• Mar 7: hirsch Vineyards, $125

• Mar 14: Joseph Phelps Vineyards, $155

• Mar 21: tres Sabores Winery, $130

• Mar 28: robert Kamen, $130

• Apr 4: Silver oak, $165

• Apr 11: opus one, $195

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

ONGOING

Tastings at Prima

Walnut creek, www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780

fri: 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/members

Sat: 3-5pm, $20, $10/members

MARCH 9-11

Barrel Tasting Weekend

hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood

www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463

APRIL 5

Wine Pairing Dinner: Award Winning Wines

hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood

www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463

LIVERMORE

ONGOING

Bankhead Theatre

livermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore

www.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800

• Mar 10-11, 17-18: tosca

• Mar 15: trout fishing in America

• Mar 21: lizz Wright

• Mar 23: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

• Mar 24: home from nY, laura hamilton

• Mar 28: the importance of Being earnest

• Mar 30: rita coolidge

• Mar 31: Atlantic Brass Quintet

ONGOING

Wine Cave Tasting Experience

Wente Vineyards, livermore, 4pm Sat/Sun, $10, $5/wine club members

rSVP, www.wentevineyards.com/caves, 925-456-2405

ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY

Wine & Cheese Pairing

la rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pm

www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442

MARCH 10-11

Chocolate & Cabernet Weekend

fenestra Winery, livermore, 12-5pm

www.fenestrawnery.com, 925-447-5246

MARCH 14

Winemaker Night

concannon Vineyard, livermore

www.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866

MARCH 16

St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl

Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton, 6-9pm

www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199

MARCH 17

Mansion Winetaster Dinner

elliston Vineyards, Sunol, 6:30pm, $85

www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377

MARCH 17

St. Paddy’s Day

eagle ridge Vineyard, livermore, 12-4:30pm, $5

www.eagleridgevineyard.com, 925-443-3375

MARCH 17-18

Founder’s Day Celebration

concannon Vineyard, livermore

www.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866

MARCH 30

Ruby Friday

ruby hill Winery, Pleasanton, 6:30-pm, $10

www.rubyhillwinery.net, 925-931-Wine

MARCH 31 – APRIL 1

Livermore Valley’s 4th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend

livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

Visit participating wineries, 12-4:30pm, $30/adv, $35

www.lvwine.org, 925-447-9493

APRIL 7

Artist Reception: Carol Maddox

Wente Vineyards, livermore, 1-3pm

www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305

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SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ

& MONTEREY COUNTIES

ONGOING

Live at Golden State Theatre

Monterey, www.goldenstatetheatre.com, 831-372-3800

• Mar 9: A King & his Princess, father Daughter Dance

ONGOING

Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel

carmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048

• Mar 9: Danú

• Mar 11: garrick ohlsson, piano

• Mar 15: forbidden Broadway, the 30th Anniversary tour

• Mar 23: eroica Piano trio

• Mar 25-26: Monterey Symphony concert 5, Sunrise in Scotland

• Mar 31: Selected Shorts

• Apr 1: nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

• Apr 12: taj Majal trio

ONGOING

Live Music at KRML Radio

the eastwood Building, carmel, www.krmlradio.com, 831-624-6432

ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS

Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row

Monterey, family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts, 4-8pm

831-649-6690

ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS

Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey, evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477

EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH

Pair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellars

gilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca ice

cream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases.

www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827

EVERY TUESDAY

Focus on Monterey County Wines

cepage Wine Bar, rancho cellars, carmel, 3-8pm

www.ranchocellars.com, 831-625-5646

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Wine Down Wednesdays

fortino Winery, gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Exploring Wine

learn more about wine & wine appreciation, taste local wines too!

carmel ridge Winery, cannery row, Monterey, 4-6pm, $40

www.carmelridge.com, 831-324-0035

FRIDAYS THROUGH MARCH

Jazz in the Cellar

Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 6-8pm

www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258

MARCH 9

Girls’ Night Out: 1970s

fortino Winery, gilroy, 7-9:30pm, $15/members, $25

www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305

MARCH 9

Robinson Jeffers at Point Sur: Tour of Lighthouse

Point Sur lighthouse, carmel, 6-10pm

www.torhouse.org, 831-624-5725

MARCH 10

Edibles from the Wild

Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 11am-2pm , $95

www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400

MARCH 15

Hall/Roessler Winemaker Dinner

Pacific edge, hyatt carmel highlands, carmel

6:30pm, www.pacificsedge.com, 831-622-5445

MARCH 23

Opening Reception, California Impressionism: Selections

from the Irvine Museum

the Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, 6-8pm

www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477

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MARCH 23 – MAY 27

California Impressionism: Selections from

the Irvine Museum

the Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey

www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477

MARCH 24-25

Home, Garden, Culinary & Wine Expo

cocoanut grove, Santa cruz, 10am-5pm, $3, under 12/free

www.beachboardwalk.com

MARCH 25

Annual Great Taste of Pacific Grove

Benefits Pacific grove Unified School District

inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, 4-7pm

831-642-4943

MARCH 27

In Your Own Backyard Series: Celebrate National

Paella Day

Sip, Swirl, Savor & learn

holman ranch tasting room, carmel Valley, 6pm

www.holmanranch.com, 831-659-2640

APRIL 8

Easter Brunch

Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 11am-3:30pm, $75, $32/5-12yrs

www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400

APRIL 12

In Your Own Backyard Series: Get Savory with Elena

Salsedo from Sweet Elena’s

Sip, Swirl, Savor & learn

holman ranch tasting room, carmel Valley, 6pm

www.holmanranch.com, 831-659-2640

APRIL 14

Vintage Affair

chateau Julien, carmel Valley, 11am-4pm, $15, $10/members

www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600

APRIL 14

Wine, Art & Music Walk

Downtown Pacific grove, 6-9pm

www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304

APRIL 14-15

55th Annual Good Old Days

Downtown Pacific grove, 9am-5pm

www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

ONGOING

Tasting Room Tuesdays

Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the fairmont San Jose, San Jose

Winery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pm

www.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463

MARCH 10

Spring Bridal Faire at Guglielmo Winery

Morgan hill, 11am-3pm

www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

ONGOING

Thursday Night Music Series

Bargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm

www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11

ONGOING WEEKENDS THROUGH APRIL 1

Rainforest Weekends

roaring camp railroad, felton

www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484

MARCH 31 – APRIL 1

Pinot Paradise: Taste the Magic of Mountains

Pinot Noirs

Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers

www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463

• Mar 31: grand cruz tasting, Villa ragusa, old town campbell, 2-5pm,

$55/adv, $65/door

• Apr 1: Pathway to Pinot Paradise, self-guided tour of Pinot-producing

wineries, $25

• Apr 1: technical Sessions, Villa ragusa, 9am-12pm, $55, rSVP

APRIL 7-8

Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt

roaring camp railroad, felton

www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

ONGOING

Sierra Railroad

oakdale, www.sierrarailroad.com, 209-848-2100

• Mar 14, 20, 29: Scenic lunch

• Mar 17: Murder Mystery Dinner

• Apr 12, 17, 24: Scenic lunch

SACRAMENTO VALLEY

ONGOING

Sacramento River Train

www.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690

• Mar 10: great train robbery

• Mar 24: Murder Mystery Dinner

• Mar 31: easter egg express

• Apr 7: easter egg express

• Apr 8: easter egg express

ONGOING

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

U.c. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org , 866-754-ArtS

• Mar 8, 10-11: curtis on tour

• Mar 9: garrick ohlsson, piano

• Mar 17-18: Ballet Preljocaj, Blanche neige

• Mar 18: Alexander String Quartet

• Mar 22: Zakir hussain & Masters of Percussion

• Mar 24-25: circus of oz

• Mar 29: SfJAZZ collective

• Apr 1: Young Artists competition Winners concert

• Apr 9: elixir of love

SOLANO COUNTY

SUISUN VALLEY

ONGOING SATURDAYS

$5 Wines by the Glass

Winterhawk Winery, fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pm

live music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977

• Mar 10: Matt Applin & Midnight Band

• Mar 17: rebuilding rome

• Mar 24: gary Mendoza with Val Star & the Blues rocket

MARCH 10

Vezer Family 3rd Annual Bridal Fair

live music, hors d’oeuvres & wine!

Blue Victorian Winery, fairfield, 12-4pm

www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-429-3958

APRIL 27

25th Annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee

nut tree complex, Vacaville, 6:30pm, $75/adv, $100

www.wineandfoodjubilee.org, 707-646-3133

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21 Wineries, Local Chefs & Barrels of Award-Winning Wines!

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association announces their

premier event of the year – the 22nd Annual Savor Sonoma

Valley happening Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18

from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days! Twenty-one wineries

throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will be showcasing

the 2011 vintage straight from the barrels, sampling new

releases and offering award-winning wines paired with

scrumptious food prepared by local chefs and restaurants.

Meet winemakers, taste reserve wines, sample barrel

wines, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush pads,

enjoy live music, tour wineries and vineyards and savor a wonderful

wine country weekend. Most importantly – this event offers guests the

chance to take an advance look at what the 2011 vintage is going to

be like in bottle!

This year marks our 22nd year and we are so excited to be teaming

up with local chefs and restaurants to create a truly special weekend

of delicious foods paired with the amazing variety of wines produced

in our valley,” said Executive Director Josie Gay. “We invite wine lovers

out to celebrate the bounty of Sonoma Valley! Twenty-one wineries are

participating this year and they are throwing open their cellar doors

for this authentic wine country experience.”

Admission is $65 per person for a Weekend Pass, which includes a

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21 Wineries Pour During Savor Sonoma Valley, March 17 & 18

souvenir wine glass and access to event tastings at all

participating wineries. Advance ticket purchase is

recommended, as tickets are limited. Tickets and

detailed information may be obtained online at

www.heartofsonomavalley.com or by calling 1-866-

794-9463.

Participating wineries include Audelssa Winery,

Benziger Family Winery, Chateau St. Jean Winery,

Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross

Winery, Family Wineries, Imagery Estate Winery,

Kenwood Vineyards, Kunde Family Estate, Ledson

Winery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family

Winery, Moondance Cellars, Muscardini Cellars, Paradise Ridge

Winery, Ty Caton Vineyards, Valley of the Moon Winery, VJB Vineyards

& Cellars and Wellington Vineyards.

About Heart of Sonoma Valley Association

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association is an alliance of 23 wineries

and tasting rooms located on scenic Sonoma Highway where for a

century and a half many of the vintages that have made California

wines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. In the ten-mile

stretch of the wine country, in the environs of Glen Ellen and

Kenwood, you’ll find a blend of family owned and classically beautiful

wineries filled with award-winning wines.

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BENNETT LANE

WINERY

open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

3340 highway 128, calistoga

(707) 942-6684 | 1-877-MAX-nAPA

www.bennettlane.com

BENNETT LANE WINERY

Big, Big Reds with a Smile!

BY JoSh Stein

Big reds, unfortunately, often mean lots of pretense, posturing and

extreme pricing. Happily, there is an antidote to such a situation, and it’s

name is Bennett Lane. Owner Randy and Lisa Lynch have only been in

the wine business for a decade, but their wines have made quite an

impact throughout the wine world. These folks know Cabernet in a few

short years like few others ever have in the Valley, and they’ve done so

without pricing their wines through the roof or putting on airs in the

process. These may be relatively new folks to Napa, but that doesn’t

mean they’re “new Napa,” if you know what I mean.

The best way to express how busy they’ve become as a result of their

success is to point to the recently remodeled and updated tasting room,

necessary to accommodate all the interest. That alone should tell you

others have come to recognize that Bennett Lane is a truly special place,

staffed by exceptional people, pouring extraordinary wines at prices that

astound for what they aren’t. Trust me: run, don’t walk. The winery itself

is positioned at the dove-tailing “wedge” of the eastern Vaca and western

Mayacamas at the top of the Valley. The combination of soil, exposure and

breeze makes about as perfect a spot for wine as exists anywhere on the

planet, and the twenty-two acres of Cabernet vines produce wines that

sell out over and over again. Oh, and those vines have produced 33 wines

scoring 90+ points in less than a decade, 20 in the last five years alone.

The private lane which greets you is surrounded by vines, and the

multi-story, artfully shaped winery feels set inside the land. The tasting

room is contemporary and funky, a rustic Meditterranean seen through

the lens of the North Bay. It gives a mix of natural stone and wood, and

the Napa-typical red pine of the barrel room nicely accents the color

palette. Outside are multiple decks and pergolas, each providing views of

the Mayacamas, and the soft tinkling of the large water fountain

accompanies all of this, underlying the feeling of being “in” the Valley.

The winery’s new iPad app adds a nice touch since it’s loaded with info

yet unobtrusive for those who want their tasting sans the details.

Everything, in other words, has definitely been thought out with the

experience in mind.

For your tasting, you’ve got quite a range of choices, too, especially

given the attention paid to Cabernet. There are three different Cabs, as

well as the renowned Maximus Red Feasting Wine, which adds Syrah

into the usual Bordeaux buddies along the way to being the best deal in

the Valley for a red wine blend. The latest Maximus release would be

reason enough to get up there, but there’s plenty more: reserve

Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, the white Maximus Feasting Wine with its

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Muscat blend; as well as a Port-style

dessert wine of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and, enjoyably, Carignane,

that now-little-seen favorite of the original planters of the Calistoga area.

Here you are, at the pinnacle of the Napa Valley. If you step out onto

the nice-but-not-fancy outdoor patio, you’ve got views you won’t ever

forget and you’ve got them without having to give up just hanging out

and enjoying life along the way. And, you’ve got wines you won’t want to

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forget. And, you’ve got people

around you who are solely

dedicated to helping you enjoy

what they themselves fully

appreciate for the gift it is.

Speaking of which, there are

four wine clubs to let you

continue to enjoy. Club

Maximus, as you might imagine,

offers its eponymous releases and

lots of other great releases six

times a year. The Emperor’s Club

ships Reserves and Big Reds four

times a year while the Sunbelt

Club allows those in warmer

locales to receive two shipments

annually. Those enrolled in the

Reserve Allocation gain access to

some amazing bottlings simply

not available anywhere else.

Think about that. How good

must these wines be, and how

fast must they disappear, that

these folks had to create a club to

guarantee enough wine for those

who really want them? Again,

trust me: very, very few wineries

can sustain such a club. Be

amazed if there’s availability.

Seriously.

Continuing the philosophy of

honoring what works from the

past, there’s a very cool theme of

Roman coins on the wine labels

and in the wine names. Be true

to who you are, regardless of

what you enjoy, is basically the

message since it’s the Lynches

themselves who are into the

Romanalia. In the same vein,

they’re totally dog-friendly and

don’t let me forget to mention

the “Varietals Fruit Flavor”

Custom-Blending Experience; it

needs reservations, but you drive

away in your own personal

stretch limousine with a customblended

bottle of Maximus red.

Need I really say more? Okay,

here’s one more: check out the

Timeless Cab-Merlot blend. It’s

delicious. Like I’ve been saying

all along, run, right now. You

won’t be sorry. Enjoy!

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WINEMAKER PROFILE: ANDRETTI WINERY

BOB PEPI

Turning ‘Grapes into Pleasure’ for More Than Forty Harvests

ANDRETTI WINERY

open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

See ad on page 5 for 2 for 1 tasting

4162 Big ranch road, napa

1-877-386-5070 | andrettiwinery.com

BY JoSh Stein

Bob Pepi is a living embodiment of the last fifty years in the Napa Valley.

Like many others, his father purchased land in the mid-sixties in the

mid-Valley’s Oakville. And, like a number of the Valley’s current A-list

winemakers, the non-enology college student ended up in wine anyway,

taking coursework at UC Davis and St. Helena’s Wine Lab. By 1980, the

time had come for the founding of the family’s winery on the their thenseventy-acre

Oakville estate. Bob took over as winemaker, bringing great

success and reknown to Robert Pepi Wines for Cabernet Sauvignon,

Sangiovese and Sauvigon Blanc. In 1994, the winery was sold to Kendall-

Jackson, allowing Bob to become the globe-trotting winemaker he’s been

ever since, working with folks in Argentina, Lake County, Napa Valley and

Colorado, amongst many others.

Winemaking alone isn’t Bob’s gift as the key to his success isn’t just time

in the cellar but the time spent in the vineyard long before harvest. As you

drive through wine country, look for the “two-hearted” trellis system that

splits the vines horizontally and criss-crosses them. This style of vineyard

management is known as the Geneva Double Curtain, or “GDC” to those in

the business, and Bob was instrumental in the development of this system

and its adoption throughout the Valley; it ameliorates excess vigor while

also encouraging better air circulation around the clusters and thus works

against rot or mildew in the bunches. Given how rich the Valley’s soil is,

GDC is often needed to stress the vines and produce more flavorful grapes,

using the vine’s own productivity against itself in service to better wines.

And that’s where Andretti Winery comes into the picture. The winery

was founded in 1996 when legendary race car driver Mario Andretti and

his friend, Joseph Antonini, former Chairman, President, and CEO of

Kmart Corporation, brought their shared love of Mediterranean cuisine,

lifestyles and wines to the Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District, selected because

its location just north of the city of Napa provides moderating ocean

breezes and weather, cooling the heat of long summer days and prolonging

harvest, allowing for more complexity in the resulting wines. Bob has been

involved since the beginning in designing the winery to create the best

expressions of food-friendly releases from the surrounding forty-two acres.

Creating wines which go well with food means approaching the vineyard

and winemaking with an eye towards acid levels: “You want the fruit to

shine forth,” remarks Bob. “And when you have that crispness from the

acidity, it really makes the wines go well with food.” This also means

working with vineyards in the mid-Valley so that higher alcohols and their

deleterious effects on food-and-wine matches are kept at bay. The awardwinning

“Cal-Ital” wines have not disappointed, and given the wide range

of wines Bob makes for Andretti Winery, there’s something for everyone.

Do yourself a favor and travel over to Big Ranch Road and try the results of

Bob’s forty-plus vintages for yourself – you’ll be glad you did. Enjoy!

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‘Ancient Myths and Vineyard

Light’ Photography Exhibit

to Open at Mumm Napa®

New Exhibit Runs March 10 - October 14 in Napa Valley

A new exhibit, opening March 10 at Mumm Napa’s Fine Art

Photography Gallery, comes to life with a stunning exploration of

photographs of ancient African myths and photographer Janis

Miglavs’ vineyard-related work. The exhibit is titled “Ancient Myths

and Vineyard Light” and will be open to the public at Mumm Napa

winery in Rutherford through October 14.

The African Myths and Vineyard Light photography exhibit will

include color photographs of world-class vineyards and photo-illustrations

that narrate some of Africa’s “undiscovered myths.” Miglavs’

fine art photographs show some of the world’s best vineyards in a visually

stimulating way, with dramatic pops of color and intense lighting

and shadows. Said to be the only person to have recorded such information,

his photo-illustrations of African myths were inspired by his

travels to African villages, where he learned of local legends and archetypal

dreams from village shamans, witchdoctors and storytellers.

Miglavs has been teaching and studying photography for many years

and has continued to pursue his interest in wine professionally. His

work will be available for purchase at the exhibit.

The Ancient Myths and Vineyard Light exhibit opens with a

sparkling wine reception at Mumm Napa on March 10 from 6:30-

8:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are open to the public. There is

no charge to view the exhibit or attend the reception. Mumm Napa

Winery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. The visitor

center and fine art photography gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

daily. For additional information on visiting the winery and its

exhibits, call (707) 967-7700 or access the Mumm Napa website at

www.mummnapa.com.

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SONOMA-CUTRER VINEYARDS

open thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4401 Slusser road, Windsor

(707) 237-3489 | www.sonomacutrer.com

ON THE COVER

SONOMA-CUTRER

What does Chardonnay

and Croquet Have in Common?

The answer: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards! In 1985 Sonoma-Cutrer

wanted to create an activity and environment that would be unique

among wineries not only in the United States but also around the

world to reinforce Sonoma-Cutrer’s philosophy of making Burgundian

style Chardonnay and Pinot noir. It was in that year the two world

class croquet courts were built in front of the winery and history was

made.

The croquet courts were designed and then built incorporating

stones from Sonoma-Cutrer’s Les Pierres Vineyard which is located 45

minutes southeast of the winery near the town of Sonoma. The

cobblestone size rocks are used as borders for the two courts and for

the seating areas surrounding the courts. It takes a great ongoing

commitment from Sonoma-Cutrer as the courts must be cared for on a

daily basis to keep them in competition caliber condition. In the early

years the croquet courts were used primarily for private events,

fundraisers and when restaurants that carried Sonoma-Cutrer would

visit from all over the United States to learn more about the winery and

the wines that are made on the property. The Sonoma County Croquet

Club has been given permission to use the courts over its history when

they are not in use by the winery for other events and activities.

In 2010 when Sonoma-Cutrer opened to the public for the first

time in their 31 year history the croquet courts created the magnificent

backdrop for what has become an award winning wine tasting

experience. The tasting room opens to a beautiful terrace where most

tastings take place during the busy season and which overlook the

croquet courts. Guests are encouraged to stay and have a game after

they taste on days the courts are open.

Beginning in 2011 Sonoma-Cutrer started hosting “Chardonnay

and Croquet” one Sunday a month from April through September.

These monthly events are limited to 16 guests and include Sonoma-

Cutrer Chardonnay as teams compete in a friendly round robin

tournament to become croquet champions for the day. After the games

conclude the guests enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the terrace to

relax, unwind and enjoy the company of their follow players before

heading home with a memory that will last a lifetime. Chardonnay and

Croquet costs $35 per person and reservations can be made by calling

(707) 237-3489 or emailing mark_elcombe@sonomacutrer.com.

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards invites you to visit and enjoy one of their

popular award-winning sit down tastings ($10) or a fun and unique

vineyard/cellar tour ($25). Tours and tasting are by appointment. Call

(707) 237-3489 to reserve yours today or you can book online at

www.sonomacutrer.com. Remember to leave yourself a little time to

pick up a mallet and play the wickets before you leave!

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WILSON WINERY

open Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg

1-800- 433-4602 | www.wilsonwinery.com

WINEMAKER PROFILE

DIANE WILSON

A Time to Shine

A rising star in Sonoma County winemaking since the moment that

her initial release in 1994 garnered a Best of Class, Diane Wilson has

been the winemaker to watch. With an outstanding track record of

awards over the years, and recognized as one of the most talented

winemakers in California, this is Diane’s time to shine. Winning the

Sweepstakes for Best Red Wine (the third time in seven years!) at the

Sonoma County Harvest Fair (October 2011) with her outstanding

Zinfandel, she moved on into November by receiving 91 points on

three wines in the Wine Spectator, again on her fantastic Dry Creek

Valley Zinfandels. And if these accolades weren’t enough, Diane won an

unprecedented quantity of three Best of Class awards and was

presented with the prestigious honors of “Best of Show” and “Best Wine

by a Women Winemaker” in December’s International Women’s

Winemaking Competition. The New Year brought twenty-one overall

medals from the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition,

including nine gold or double gold awards and featuring some new

winners in the Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon categories and

solidifying the fact that this woman is an exceptional winemaker.

With vineyards named after family members, each harvest brings

something new for the small-lot, single-vineyard designate winemaker

at Wilson Winery. Known in the area for her amazing Zinfandels,

Diane Wilson has branched out into different varietals for the new

boutique wineries that she and husband Ken have purchased in the

past few years. Adding new wines to her portfolio, she has had fun

applying known techniques and learning new practices to

accommodate their expansion.

Local to the North Bay, Diane is an avid runner, and accompanied by

companion Molly, her Border Collie, she runs the local trails and paths

of beauty in Sonoma County. She enjoys her garden, using what she

grows for her savory family meals. Diane loves to discover how food

flavors pair with wine, and is often found assessing flavors for varietal

pairings, or creating recipes for hors d’oeuvres to serve at winery

events. Diane’s innate talent and sense of smell have contributed to the

making of her award-winning wines and have also staved off some

disasters! This year, she averted a house fire due to her amazing sense

of smell.

As a winemaker, Diane spends time honing her craft, learning from

other esteemed winemakers, and researching methods to keep her au

courant with the newest cellaring and winemaking practices. With next

year’s vintages still in the barrel, and already tasting like gold medal

winners, one can only guess what amazing wines this next release will

bring. One thing is for sure; Diane will continue to add to her evergrowing

wine accolades portfolio and produce some of the best wines

coming out of Sonoma County, California.

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Celebrate The Napa Valley Collection with Four Weeks of

Winery Art Crawls, Tours and Tastings in The Legendary Napa Valley

Throughout the month of April, the second annual Napa Valley

Arts in April celebrates The Napa Valley Collection: the famed

wine region’s other collection of priceless vintages – significant 20th

and 21st century artwork. Winery art collections include work by

notable contemporary painters Francis Bacon and Jean Dubuffet, as

well as sculptors George Rickey and Richard Serra. Napa Valley Arts

in April 2012 celebrates the Napa Valley Collection by letting madabout-art

winemakers collaborate with collection curators and

favorite artists to turn the Napa Valley into a month-long art and wine

crawl, made up of a variety of interactive art programs, curator-led

tours, special exhibitions and inspired tastings. Many winery art

activities are complimentary, and neighboring lodging establishments

and spas welcome guests to complement Napa Valley Arts in April

happenings with special offers from the best in wine, food and wellness.

The Napa Valley Arts in April festivities progress geographically

week by week; beginning with Calistoga (April 1-7), followed by St.

Helena and Rutherford (April 9-15), Oakville and Yountville (April 16-

22), and finally Napa, Carneros and American Canyon (April 23-30).

Calistoga, the Valley’s northernmost region kicks off Napa Valley

Arts in April on April 1. Throughout the Calistoga week, local wineries

showcase impressive collections including the amazing sculpture,

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Napa Valley Arts in April TM Joins Fine Wine with 20th, 21st Century Art

painting, and decorative objects collection at Clos Pegase.

From April 9-15, wineries around St. Helena and Rutherford take

center stage, featuring an exclusive exhibition of photography at

Markham Vineyards by photojournalist Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone

magazine’s first chief photographer. This week only, original contact

sheets belonging to Mr. Wolman’s personal collection will be on view.

From April 16-22, wineries in Oakville and Yountville showcase

permanent and rotating exhibitions, such as Robert Mondavi Winery’s

permanent collection that holds work by Francis Bacon and a rotating

exhibition space currently showing Napa Valley artist Nancy Willis’

monotypes and paintings.

April 23-30, Napa, Carneros and American Canyon’s art-focused

wineries include The Hess Collection, which is displaying a selection

of Donald Hess’ personal modern and contemporary collection

including artwork by artists Robert Motherwell and Magdalena

Abakanowicz (see page 36).

A full list and detailed map of participating wineries, as well as a

variety of art viewing and wine tasting special offers, can be downloaded

at the official Legendary Napa Valley website. Maps and information

are also available at all participating wineries, the Napa Valley

Welcome Center, all chambers of commerce offices and many other

locations throughout the Napa Valley.

For more information on Napa Valley Arts in April special offers

and opportunities, visit www.LegendaryNapaValley.com.

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TURNBULL WINE CELLARS

open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

See ad on page 23 for 2-for-1 tasting in the Main tasting and retail room

8210 Saint helena highway, oakville

(707) 963-5839 | www.turnbullwines.com

TURNBULL WINE CELLARS

Photography and Wine are Truly Divine!

BY JoSh Stein

Lovers of photography and wine can sometimes find it difficult to bring

these two passions together outside of their own homes on a regular basis, but

that is most definitely not the case at Turnbull Wine Cellars, where those who

enjoy fine art, photography and site-specific, single-vineyard red wines won’t

ever want to leave! It’s a feast for all the senses.

Founded in 1979 as Johnson Turnbull Vineyards, the name and logo were

modified slightly after the winery changed hands to publisher Patrick O’Dell

in 1993, resulting in today’s Turnbull Wine Cellars and its well-known

Minoan “turning bull.” Current owner O’Dell’s background is evident in the

photography collection, and it’s his insistence on enjoying two of his passions

together which makes Turnbull stand apart – and the great wines themselves,

of course! Two options for tasting are always available, and while the current

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release room with its high wood ceiling, skylights and French-doored

garden views are quite attractive, it’s the Reserve Room that draws me

back every time.

On the art side, the winery presents two exhibitions a year in The

Reserve Room Gallery, drawing from more than 4,000 pieces by

renowned photographers, including work from Ansel Adams,

Margaret Bourke White, Walker Evans, Yousuf Karsh, Dorothea

Lange, Herb Ritts and Edward Weston. The space’s cathedral ceiling,

exposed beams, antique bar and barrels highlight one of the West

Coast’s largest permanent photography locales. Through the end of

March, the space hosts “Abstract Visions: A Brett Weston

Retrospective,” and the new “Birds of the World” exhibit opens April

14th in conjunction with the Napa Arts and Napa Valley Destination

Councils’ “Arts in April” events. Running through September, this

new exhibit features the work of George Edwards, John Gould, John

James Audubon, and Mark Catesby, among others. Admission to the

gallery, by the way, is always complimentary, so the sober driver or

non-imbiber won’t feel left out one bit.

The reserve wines are equally as stellar as the artwork and the

barrels containing subsequent vintages they’re tasted alongside and

being able to taste horizontals of the same variety – Cabernet

Sauvignon – as expressed through three different vineyards –

Amoneus, Fortuna and Leopoldina – is quite a treat as each bottling

shows off unique characteristics derived from its vineyard’s soil,

elevation, micro-climate and a whole host of other elements all best

summed up as simply “terroir.” Equally, in being able to taste Merlot

and Cabernet Franc bottlings from the same vineyards, the impact of

terroir on all wines is also made clear. It’s quite the tasting and not to

be missed.

The wines above, and many others, have won a considerable

amount of acclaim – a half dozen have recently received excellent

scores above 90 from the major publications, for example – but it’s

the variety of wines available – a good two dozen or so – in

combination with the variety of art also there to be enjoyed with

them that makes a visit to Turnbull Wine Cellars truly memorable. If

that’s not enough to get you to stop by, it’s spring, which means new

releases, including the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and the limited, tastingroom-only

2011 Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon – both just perfect for

parties and picnics – are now available, too. There are all kinds of

great places throughout the Valley, but do yourself a favor and stop in

at Turnbull the next time you’re here. Once you pull off of Highway

29, you’ll feel pulled into a whole different way of seeing – and

enjoying – great wines. Enjoy!

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JUDD’S HILL WINERY

Play Winemaker for the Day!

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JUDD’S HILL

open daily by appointment only 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2332 Silverado trail, napa

(707) 255-2332 | www.juddshill.com

What’s your favorite red wine? Whatever that wine happens to

be, one thing is certain; it took years of effort to get it from grape to

glass. The vineyard manager spends months toiling among the

vines, and then the winemaker spends more months in the cellar

converting beautifully ripened grapes into a deliciously fermented

elixir. Finally, the wine is aged for years in oak barrels, racked,

topped off and subtly adjusted along the way. And after all these

years of hard work and diligent attention to minute details, there is

still a vital step left to do… the final blend! And at Judd’s Hill

Winery and MicroCrush, that’s where you come in!

In 2009, the Finkelstein family of Judd’s Hill had the forwardthinking

idea of creating a “Bottle Blending Day Camp”

experience (BBDC for short), during which visitors to their winery,

located at the southern end of Napa’s Silverado Trail, can actually

craft their own, personal, Napa Valley Bordeaux-style blend. The

wines used for this blending experience currently include barrel

lots of two Cabernet Sauvignons, each from a different vineyard,

plus a Merlot and Cabernet Franc, all from Napa Valley’s yet to be

released 2010 vintage.

Judd’s Hill Winery and MicroCrush specializes in making small

lots of hand-crafted wines for their Judd’s Hill label, and for dozens

of their Custom MicroCrush clients. Although it takes years to

convert clusters of grapes into a ready-to-drink bottle of red wine,

blending finished wine is an important part of the winemaking

process that can be accomplished in just an hour or two.

These BBDC experiences are led by one of their extremely

knowledgeable Blending Guides and take about 2-1/2 hours to

complete. During the session, blenders will be guided through the

intricacies of creating a wine best suited to their personal taste,

explaining and demystifying the process along the way. Once a

favored cuvée has been decided upon and a name is chosen, the

newly minted wine-blenders will complete the process by handbottling,

labeling and “spinning” foil capsules onto the bottlenecks.

The wine is then ready to take home the same day. It’s a great way

to spend a few hours in wine country and is sure to increase any

wine lover’s knowledge and appreciation for every bottle of wine

they enjoy in the future. The Bottle Blending Day Camp at Judd’s

Hill has several options: $225 enables you to take home three

finished bottles of wine; $395 results in six bottles; $695 is a 12-

bottle adventure. A 24-case, full-barrel option, is also available

(bottling will be at a later date). Sessions can be scheduled for any

day of the week, and 24 hours advanced notice is usually sufficient

for groups as large as eight. Group sizes ranging from 10-100

participants can be accommodated with more advanced notice.

Reservations can be made by calling the winery at (707) 255-2332

or visiting their website at www.juddshill.com.

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The Big Gay Train Returns to Napa Valley March 31

All-Gay Winemakers’ Dinner returns to Napa Valley

On the Napa Valley Wine Train

Out In The Vineyard and the Napa Valley Wine Train are pleased

to announce the return of the one-of-a-kind-experience, The (Bigger)

Gay Train, a food and wine event. On Saturday, March 31st, local

LGBT Winemakers will be pouring their wines paired with the

inspired cuisine of Executive Chef Kelly MacDonald.

The evening be filled with unforgettable memories on the rails of

Napa Valley, aboard the legendary Wine Train. As the train departs,

guests will enjoy a multiple course meal paired with wines from LGBT

Winemakers found in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Sarah

Bennett, Navarro Vineyards; Greg Bjornstad, Bjorstad Cellars; Mark

Lyon, Sebastiani Vineyards; and Jeff Durham and Joey Wolosz,

Gentleman Farmer Wines, will be on board to meet and greet

throughout the evening.

Due to last year's overwhelming response we are creating a more

expansive event. In this case bigger is better and a lot more fun!

Join Out In The Vineyard and the Napa Valley Wine Train for a

truly remarkable experience.

The Big Gay Train Dinner is a new multiple-course menu designed

by Wine Train Chef, Kelly Macdonald, and paired with LGBT Winemakers

from Napa and Sonoma valleys

Check in time is at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $160 for the Gourmet

Express Car or $175 for the VIP Vista Dome Car. More information is

available at winetrain.com/big-gay-train. Reservations can be made by

calling the Napa Valley Wine Train at 1-800-427-4124.

The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most unique and best

Napa restaurants. This top dining establishment is housed in an

antique train that runs on 25-miles of track in the heart of the Napa

Valley. The train itself has two engines, three kitchens on board and a

collection of early 20th century rail cars that are pure Americana. It

offers guests great regional food and fabulous, hard-to-find wines.

Enjoy winery tours, wine tasting on board and celebrity winemaker

dinners. A great place to celebrate your special moments, or just to

enjoy everyday life. For more information, go to winetrain.com.

L O D G I N G

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NAPA VALLEY

CANDLELIGHT INN

Private baths; tV/phone and Ac; two-person

marble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies or

decks; three-course gourmet breakfast, hors

d’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious

30'x60'; swimming pool

1045 Easum Drive, Napa

1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com

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NAPA VALLEY

PINK MANSION

the perfect napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room,

lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting, large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi,

in-room massage and facials available. 1-800-238-7465

1415 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga www.pinkmansion.com

BRANNAN COTTAGE INN

Six spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths,

queen-size beds and a refrigerator. two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisions

as well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertime

visits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings.

109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.net

www.brannancottageinn.com (707) 942-4200

SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERN

LEDSON HOTELS

luxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated rooms

with king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies.

Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779

480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com

SONOMA COUNTY– COAST

INN AT THE TIDES

Bay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub,

fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available;

continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788

800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.com

SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERN

VINTNERS INN

forty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;

surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-2584

4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.com

CALDERWOOD INN

An historic Victorian inn in the heart of healdsburg

25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg 1-800-600-5444

innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 707-431-1110

FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEY

HILTON GARDEN INN

2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900

Fairfield

www.hiltongardeninn.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES

316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797

Fairfield

www.hiexpress.com

MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COAST

LONE OAK LODGE

Within minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc.

1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com

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Roger Trinchero Recently Accepted Patriot Award

Trinchero Family Estates Recognized for its

Support of Employees Serving in the Military

Trinchero Family Estates announced Vice

Chairman and CEO, Roger Trinchero, has

accepted the Patriot Award for the company’s

support of the National Guard and Reserve

Forces. The Patriot Award is given by the

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

(ESGR), a Department of Defense organization,

to companies with personnel policies

benefiting employees serving in the United

States Armed Forces.

Roger Trinchero, a Vietnam veteran, was

nominated for the award by Christopher F.

Burton, a Major serving in the United States

Army Reserve, currently deployed on active

duty. Burton, a Sutter Home Winery tasting

room employee for the past several years,

was pulled from retirement in 2009 to serve

two tours in Iraq. He currently is stationed in

Alabama. Trinchero Family Estates policy

supports Chris and other veterans by holding

their jobs for them, providing guaranteed

Roger Trinchero

employment when they return from their

duties.

“The men and women serving America

deserve to be honored and supported while

they are out protecting our country, risking

life and limb,” said Roger Trinchero. “We are

honored to support Chris during his time in

the Army, and if we can be an example to

other companies on how to support these

amazing employees – who also happen to be

troops – we are happy to do so.”

The Employer Support of the Guard and

Reserve (ESGR) department conducts an

awards program designed to recognize

employers that support a strong National

Guard and Reserve Force. Employers qualify

for recognition by practicing leadership and

personnel policies that support employee

participation in the Guard and Reserve. The

ESGR was established in 1972 and has recognized

thousands of American companies for

their support of the military.

For more information on Trinchero

Family Estates, visit www.tfewines.com and

for further information about ESGR and the

Patriot Award visit www.ESGR.org.

Visit Trinchero Napa Valley at 3070 North

St. Helena Highway or Sutter Home Winery

at 277 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena.

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Membership in Vezér Wine Club

When people join the Vezér Family Vineyard wine club, they tend

to not let their membership go. In fact, Vezér has one of the highest

club retentions of all time. There are many reasons to join other than

the award-winning wine shipments and the benefits that give you VIP

status and recognition. There’s ambiance that you cannot get anywhere

else, free tastings for up to four people, a private tasting room and club

room onsite, ATV tours, free wine club pick-up parties with live music,

exceptional food and wine served right from the barrels.

Winter pick-up parties are usually barrel burning events, roasting

linguica, Hungarian paprika bacon and sausages from all over the

world, accompanied by hearty Zins, some seductive Cabernets, Petite

Sirah and Barrel Room Select Blends. And try roasting s’mores over the

open fire while tasting some of the finest white and ruby Ports.

At the spring and summer pick-up parties there are outdoor movies,

barbecues and live music in the gardens, either at the Private Ranch or

the quaint Western Village of Mankas Corner. Throughout the year,

there are special concerts and formal dinners. The wine club, due to

the limited production and intimate settings, is anticipated to be

capped at 1,000 members. The club consists of 250 spots for Chieftains

– VIP Chairmen’s, and 750 Elite members and these two quotas

are quickly filling up. Stop by and visit the Vezérs and join either club

at the tasting room or join online at www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com.

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The Napa Back Road

It’s a Silver Celebration for 2012 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee

The 2012 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee will celebrate its 25th

anniversary when the event returns to the Nut Tree Complex in

Vacaville on April 27. In honor of this silver celebration, event

organizers promise an array of enhancements that should make

the Wine & Food Jubilee – already Solano County’s must-do

social event of the year – an even hotter ticket to obtain.

The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is the primary fund-raising

event for the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, and

over the past 24 years the gala affair has raised more than $2

million. These funds have enabled NorthBay to provide physical,

emotional and spiritual care for the terminally ill, allowing these

patients – and their families – to live their final days as peacefully

and as comfortably as possible.

The Jubilee, as the area’s premiere food and wine tasting event,

will offer ticket-holders an opportunity to spend hours tasting an

array of sweet and savory foods from the region’s most notable

restaurants and food merchants, paired with pourings from

numerous top-flight wineries and breweries.

There are also several exciting new 25th anniversary twists

planned, including a raffle with $35,000 in cash and prizes. The

top prize in the raffle is an Electra Glide Ultra Limited motorcycle

in Vivid Black donated by Harley-Davidson ($23,999 MSRP), and

$11,000 in additional cash prizes. Making this deal even more

enticing is the “buy two, get the third free” offer.

The 2012 Silent Auction is sure to include many “25-themed”

items, including such things as signed movie posters, an entire

start-up wine cellar, sporting event tickets, exotic jewelry, artwork,

travel opportunities and wine-tasting events.

The Time Bandits, the area’s most popular and in-demand

band, returns for the 2012 event. This nine-piece rhythm and

Don’t Miss Suisun Valley Wine Country

If this is one of your many visits to the wine country, you are

no doubt looking for something a little different. So why not

change things up and take the road less travelled through Suisun

Valley “The Napa Back Road”. We all no doubt have our favorites,

but we are always looking to one up our friends back home. Yes,

that never ending search for something new and refreshing, but

still preserving all that made you first fall in love with the whole

Wine Country Experience.”

If you are staying in downtown Napa, do you realize you are

just approximately 15 to 20 minutes away from a valley that

preserved what Napa was in the 1960s? However, the wines at

such places like Vezer Family Vineyard and the Blue Victorian

blues and rock band is known for their mastery of dance tunes

from the ‘70s to today, and they may be joined by several special

guests.

As in the past, the event will be held under an enormous tent,

through a joint arrangement with Total Home & Garden Show.

This year, the show will be held at the Nut Tree the weekend

before the Jubilee, from April 20 to 22. This large venue means

there will be plenty of food, wine and brew vendors on hand.

Organizers will also offer a limited number of “VIP Table for

Eight” packages that include many of the benefits afforded VIP

ticket-holders – early admittance, special treats on arrival, and

access to the “VIP Lounge” – for $1,000. This reserved package

must be purchased before March 23, 2012.

The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee’s Presenting Sponsors for

2012 are Patt & Al Shaw, Dr. Lee Freeman, Burger King Restaurants,

Gold’s Gym, Iron Steed Harley-Davidson and the Nut Tree.

The event benefits NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, which

provides its services to all regardless of their ability to pay, and

includes access to an integrated program of physical, emotional

and spiritual care for the terminally ill.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and for a

minimum of $1,000 a sponsor can enjoy early entrance to the

Jubilee, an invitation to a private reception at the event, hotel

accommodations and limousine service.

The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, a black tie-optional affair

(denim discouraged), gets under way at the Nut Tree Complex

beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, for those ages 21 and over, must

be purchased in advance and are $75 each, or $100 at the door,

if still available. To purchase tickets, call (707) 646-3133, or go

online at www.wineandfoodjubilee.org.

Winery take advantage of both the old traditions, such as 100%

hand punched down wines, along with implementing the important

new techniques learned from those great California winemakers

over the last 50 years.

This Suisun Valley has been a long-time held secret in the wine

country. In fact, many of the locals try to continue this secret,

simply because it is where they go to still experience those old

feelings of days gone by. Suisun Valley is where you can find

wines that would sell for over $150 a bottle at the popular better

known tourist destinations in Napa, for $30 to $60. These same

wines have 94, 95 and 97 point rankings and medals from the

greatest national and international competitions!

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Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson Brings !WAR To Napa Valley

Award-Winning Women Art Revolution Film

Debuts At The Hess Collection –

Arts Council Benefit Features Artist Conversation

With Forum’s Michael Krasny

A moving collection of interviews

with female artists recorded

over four decades by artist Lynn

Hershman Leeson captures the

history of women in contemporary

art, in their own, often contentious

retelling of the impact of the feminist

art movement that dates to the

beginning of the women’s liberation

and civil rights movements of

Lynn Hershman

the 1960s. The award-winning film, featuring a rousing score by Carrie

Brownstein, will debut in the West Galley of the Hess Art Collection at

The Hess Collection Winery on Saturday, April 28 in a major fundraiser

for the Arts Council of Napa Valley, part of the Napa Valley Arts

in April celebration organized by the Napa Valley Destination

Council.

The Arts Council benefit begins with a garden wine reception at

The Hess Collection at 3 p.m., followed by a conversation with artist

Leeson in the West Gallery of the Hess Art Collection led by popular

KQED Forum host Michael Krasny. The 83-minute film follows.

Later, an exclusive dinner with limited seating with artist Leeson and

Michael Krasny will further benefit the Arts Council.

Tickets, priced at $100, and further information are available at

www.womenartrevolutionbenefit.eventbrite.com. For information

about the exclusive dinner, which is a separate event and ticket, contact

Ashley Cox at acox@hesscollection.com or (707) 255-1144 x-226.

Ms. Leeson has long-been among the most popular artists at The

Hess Art Collection, where her displayed work includes America’s

Finest #2, DiNA, Cyberroberta, A Room of One’s Own and Roberta

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Breitmore. Often, her work is interactive and challenges the viewer. In

all, Donald Hess has acquired 17 works by the artist.

!WAR was selected as one of the three best documentaries of 2011

by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and is an official selection

of the Sundance, Berlin, San Francisco, Toronto and Human

Rights Watch Film Festivals.

Synopsis of !WAR (Women Art Revolution)

An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist

Art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored

movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and

works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting from

its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details

major developments in women’s art through the 1970s and explores

how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in

what is now widely regarded as

the most significant art movement

of the late 20th century.

For more than forty years, filmmaker

Lynn Hershman Leeson

(Teknolust, Strange Culture) has

collected a plethora of interviews

with her contemporaries — and

shaped them into an intimate

portrayal of their fight to break

down barriers facing women both

in the art world and society at

large. With a rousing score by

Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein,

!W.A.R. features Miranda

July, The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne

Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina

Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy

Sherman, Barbara Kruger, B. Ruby

Rich, Ingrid Sischy, Carolee

Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro,

Marcia Tucker and countless other

groundbreaking figures.

Tickets For !WAR Arts In April

Benefit are available online at

www.womenartrevolutionbenefit.eventbrite.com.

For details, go

to www.womenartrevolution.com.

The Hess Collection is located

on the top of the mountain at

4411 Redwood Road. The tasting

room is open daily from 10 a.m. to

5:30 p.m. Call (707) 255-1144 or

go to www.hesscollection.com for

more information on The Hess

Collection wines, the museum or

special events.

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Napa Valley’s 3rd Annual ‘Wine Auction on the Lawn’ Moves to Bigger Venue

The Third Annual Wine Auction on the Lawn will be held

Sunday, May 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Charles Krug/Peter Mondavi

Family Winery in St. Helena. A live auction is being added to the

silent auction of sought-after wines. Baba Ken Okulolo of The

Nigerian Brothers and Nigeria’s top bassist will be the featured

musical guest.

The Napa casual fundraising event that started on the lawn of

Chris and Christina Madrigal, proprietors of Madrigal Estate Winery,

north of St. Helena, has outgrown its original venue. Peter and Katie

Mondavi, proprietors of Charles Krug/Peter Mondavi Family and cofounders

of the event, are opening the much bigger lawn of their

historic St. Helena winery to the public in support of the Foundation

for African Medicine & Education (FAME).

In early 2012, Katie Mondavi, who served on the clinical faculty

of Stanford and as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF,

will be returning to Tanzania to work in FAME’s bush clinics and at

its newly opened hospital.

Peter and Katie Mondavi, proprietors of Charles Krug/Peter

Mondavi Family; Chris and Christina Madrigal, proprietors of

Madrigal Estate Winery; and Rudy and Rita von Strasser, proprietors

of von Strasser Winery, began hosting the Wine Auction on the Lawn

in 2010. They established FAME Napa Valley, a registered non-profit,

in support of FAME, which provides consistent, quality medical

services in Tanzania to one of the poorest and most medically-underserved

areas of the world. Last year’s auction provided funding for

75% of the meds distributed by FAME.

Charles Krug/Peter Mondavi Family Winery is located at 2800

Main Street/Highway 29 in St. Helena and is open daily from 10:30

a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 967-2229 or visit

the website at www.charleskrug.com

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Getting to Napa Valley

trAVel tiMe

froM MileS (Average) (Peak)

golden gate Bridge 50 60 100

Bay Bridge 50 60 90

Sacramento 60 70 90

Santa rosa 40 60 70

Getting around Napa Valley

Downtown napa to Yountville 10 15 20

Yountville to St. helena 10 15 30

St. helena to calistoga 10 10 15

calistoga to Alexander Valley 25 35 45

Downtown napa to Sonoma Plaza 15 20 25

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Welcome to

Y O U N T V I L L E

19th Annual Taste of Yountville Weekend Celebration Brings

World-Famous Food, Wine and Fine Art Events to the Napa Valley

Popular Weekend Features Wine Country Block Party

with Yountville’s Celebrated Restaurants and Wineries,

along with Napa Valley Open Studio Artists Events

Yountville, the “culinary capital” of the Napa Valley, will host the

19th Annual Taste of Yountville weekend celebration on March 23 and

24 to showcase the town’s finest food, wine and arts. Taste of

Yountville will culminate in a town-wide block party on Saturday,

March 24 in which food and wine lovers can sip and sample local

favorites while taking a stroll along picturesque Washington Street.

In addition to Saturday’s signature block party event, the Taste of

Yountville weekend will play host to several special events throughout

Yountville, including local fine arts events hosted by the Yountville

Arts Committee, special cooking demonstrations and guided tours of

The French Laundry’s garden.

Friday, March 23

As part of the NapaStyle Culinary Classroom series, NapaStyle will

host a special cooking demonstration featuring James Beard Award

winner, New York Times best-selling author and NBC’s “Biggest Loser”

Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg, RD. The event at V Marketplace 1870 is

$50 per person and runs from 4 to 6 p.m. For tickets and more information,

visit www.napastyle.com/culinary or call (707) 945-1229.

The Yountville Arts Committee will also present the popular Taste

of Yountville Show & Sale Artist Reception hosted by Napa Valley

Open Studio Artists from 5 to 8 p.m. The artist reception will be a oneof-a-kind

opportunity to meet 30 of Napa Valley’s most prestigious

local artists, and view their work on display, including fine art,

ceramics, glass, jewelry and mixed media, at the Yountville Community

Center. Guests can also enjoy live music by local musician Kim

Kelly, wines from Yountville wineries, including Jessup Cellars, Somerston,

Cornerstone and Hope & Grace Winery, and a cheese feast of

unique local and international cheeses chosen and presented by Napa

Valley’s own “Danger Men Cooking.” Admission is $10 and all works

will be available for purchase during the two-day sale through

Saturday, March 24, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the

Yountville Arts Committee. For more information, visit the website at

www.napavalleyopenstudios.info/taste-of-yountville.html.

Saturday, March 24

The weekend will culminate with the feature event, the 19th

Annual Taste of Yountville block party, where the town’s acclaimed

restaurants and wineries will offer savory bites, micro brews and

wine along pedestrian-friendly Washington Street . The event,

hosted by ABC7 News Arts and Entertainment Reporter Don

Sanchez, will take place from noon to 5 p.m., and admission is free.

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Tasting tickets to experience many of Yountville’s restaurants and dozens of Napa Valley

wineries are only $1 each.

Taste of Yountville block party restaurant participants have previously included: Bistro

Jeanty, Bouchon, Bottega, etoile at Domaine Chandon, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, Lucy restaurant

and bar at Bardessono, NapaStyle Paninoteca, Pacific Blues and Redd. Past participating

wineries are: Bell Wine Cellars, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Domaine Chandon, Girard Winery,

Cornerstone Cellars, Goosecross Cellars, Hopper Creek Winery, Jessup Cellars and Somerston

Wine Company.

A special garden tour of The French Laundry’s two-acre culinary masterpiece by culinary

gardener Tucker Taylor is also available (weather permitting, check website for details). In

addition, a one-day Passport will be available to visitors to get stamped along the event route

during Taste of Yountville for a chance to win special prizes at day’s end.

Key sponsors of the event include the Yountville Chamber of Commerce, the Town of

Yountville, KVON 1440 AM and 99.3 THE VINE, Bardessono and V Marketplace 1870. For

more information and updates on events, visit

www.yountville.com or Yountville’s Facebook page at

www.facebook.com/YountvilleChamber.

About Yountville

Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Yountville was

the site of Napa Valley’s first planted vines in 1838. Home

to world-renowned restaurants and award-winning chefs,

Yountville is the region’s paramount culinary scene with six

MICHELIN stars. An ideal base for the avid oenophile,

Yountville’s microclimate pedigree has its own American

Viticultural Area (AVA) and offers more than 24 unparalleled

wineries and producers. Yountville is home to 11

premium hotel properties, the county’s only hot air

ballooning launch, five National Register of Historic Places

sites as well as shopping, galleries and performing arts.

Located approximately 55 miles north of San Francisco,

visitors can arrive via scenic Highway 29 or via Napa

County Airport, Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK) or

San Francisco (SFO) international airports. For more information

and travel inquiries, contact the Yountville

Chamber of Commerce at (707) 944-0904 or visit

www.Yountville.com.

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Welcome to

C A L I S T O G A

Calistoga Spring Jazz Festival Celebrates Return of Spring

The Napa Valley town of Calistoga

will usher in the spring season with the

inaugural Calistoga Spring Jazz Festival,

March 10 and 11. Under a main tent in

the heart of downtown, Calistoga will

turn into a veritable jazz club as some

of California’s best live jazz bands roll

out their sultry sounds.

The Calistoga Chamber of

Commerce has put together a full roster

of notable acts that will perform in the

main tent from noon to 6 p.m.,

Saturday, March 10. The day’s events

include wine tasting from over two

dozen top wineries, as well as food tastings.

Sunday, March 11, visitors can

partake in delectable morning or early

afternoon brunches at several local

eateries, which will host more live

music.

The Talent

Calistoga welcomes a talented lineup of jazz greats to perform

throughout the day including Portland area saxophonist Devin

Phillips, a New Orleans native. Also, the magnetic Rhonda Benin,

whose alluring vocals combine jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues,

will sing, and acoustic instrumentalist Rolando Morales will perform

a range of selections from classical or flamenco-inspired instrumentals

to fiery Latin-jazz. Vocalist Kenny Washington, also hailing from

New Orleans, will share rapid-fire scats and effortless, smooth jazz

vocals and LA crooner Billy Valentine will round out the entertainment.

Additional musicians will

headline at multiple locations

downtown.

Wine and Dine

The cost of admission to the

Spring Jazz Festival on March 10

will include the fine jazz and

food, as well as wine tastings.

More than two dozen top wineries

will pour, including: B Cellars,

Castello di Amorosa, Jericho

Canyon Vineyard, Sterling Vineyards

and V. Sattui Winery, among

others. Several local restaurants,

including Calistoga Kitchen, All

Seasons Bistro, Boskos Trattoria,

JoLe and others, will provide

sample bites of local cuisine.

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Plan a Visit to Old Faithful Geyser of California

by Alexandra Charsley

“Isn’t Old Faithful in Yellowstone?” That’s what

my husband asked when I told him we were going

for a visit! I was surprised to learn that there are

actually three “Old Faithful” geysers in the world

with one being right here in Napa Valley. The term

“Old Faithful” refers to geysers that erupt on

regular intervals. Water for the Old Faithful

Geyser of California comes from an underground

river. When this water flows over the hot molten

magma deep in the earth, it boils and expands and

is collected in large cavities. Under tremendous

pressure from the heat, the superheated water is forced through the

fractures and erupts with an outpouring of steam followed by hot

spewing water.

Palm trees and thick bamboo surrounds the geyser and makes for

a relaxing setting. There are picnic tables with umbrellas and a

covered seating area with excellent views of the geyser. The gift shop

stocks ice cream bars, chips, and a variety of drinks to hold you over

while you wait but since we are in wine country and there’s no limit

on what you can bring in, why not stop off at one of the wonderful

wineries along the way and pick up a gourmet

lunch and a bottle of bubbly?

When you go, their staff will tell you how often

to expect Old Faithful to blow. The day we went it

was every five to ten minutes but could take up to

30 to 40 minutes before you see the eruption of

steam and scalding water spraying up to 60 feet in

the air. While you anticipate the next showing,

check out the other on-site attractions.

Wishing wells that were once used as hot

mineral therapy pools remain on the grounds and

contain some interesting facts. They have an informative

exhibit area on geyser eruptions and earthquake

predictions and also a brief history of the town of Calistoga. A

short walk away you will find their petting zoo featuring the

Tennessee Fainting Goats, Jacob’s Four Horn Sheep and Guard

Llamas.

Old Faithful Geyser of California is a great way to spend an afternoon

in wine country and their gift shop is full of Old Faithful and

Napa Valley themed souvenirs. They are open daily year round from

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $3 for

kids ages six to 12 and children under age six are free.

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Travelling to Santa Rosa

trAVel tiMe

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golden gate Bridge 49 50 90

Sacramento 104 110 150

Downtown napa 42 60 77

Travelling around Sonoma County

Downtown Santa rosa to Sonoma Plaza 22 35 40

Downtown Santa rosa to healdsburg 16 20 30

healdsburg to geyserville 8 15 15

Downtown Santa rosa to guerneville 19 35 40

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Historic Tasting Bar

Beautiful Alexander Valley Views

Superb Hand Crafted Wines

Open Daily 11-5

8015 Hwy 128 - Alexander Valley

707-433-3303 • sodarockwinery.com

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California’s 6th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival, March 23-25

Weekend showcases cheesemakers with local farm tours, grand tasting events,

beer & wine pairings and cooking demonstrations with world-renowned chefs

Celebrating its sixth anniversary at the Sheraton Sonoma County in

Petaluma, the United States’ premier cheese-and-wine event, California’s

Artisan Cheese Festival, brings together artisan cheesemakers,

brewers, wineries and guests for three days of tasting and appreciation

of all things cheese. On March 23-25, the festival will feature a lively

weekend lineup of top artisan cheese experts, authors, chefs and winemakers

conducting seminars, pairings, tastings and demonstrations.

Guests have the opportunity to experience limited-production, rare

artisan cheeses and learn about the art of making cheese, while

supporting local and sustainable farmers and cheesemakers.

The 2012 schedule includes the following events:

Behind-the-Scenes Cheese Country Farm Tours (Friday, March

23, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) – One of the most popular and coveted of events,

the intimate farm tours are held at various local farms and creameries.

Guests can taste the differences between cow’s, sheep’s and goat’s milk

cheeses, tour area farms, watch cheese being made and learn about

how an animal’s diet affects a cheese’s flavor. Lunch and bus ride to and

from the Sheraton included. These tours sell out quickly at $75 per

person. (Check the website for full details).

From Dirt to Dinner Farm Tour and Feast (Friday, March 23: 1 -

8 p.m.) – Guests will have first-hand access to Point Reyes Farmstead

Cheese Company Cheesemaker Kuba Hemmerling as well as

renowned Wine Country Chef Cindy Pawlcyn (Brassica, Cindy’s Backstreet

Kitchen, Mustards Grill). After a tour of the pastoral Giacomini

Family Dairy followed by a focused cheese tasting, guests will join

Chef Pawlcyn for a three course interactive dinner with cooking

demonstrations and local wine pairings. The evening ends with a

grand finale cheese course and conversation between Pawlcyn and

Hemmerling. Transportation to and from the Sheraton and gratuity

included; $150 per person.

Lagunitas Brewery Tour & Dinner (Friday, March 23: 3:30-8

p.m.) – This five-hour beer-and-cheese extravaganza features a sixcourse

dinner prepared by Chef Danny Mai (Tolay Restaurant at The

Sheraton Sonoma County) and paired with beers from local Petaluma

brewery, Lagunitas. Transportation to and from the Sheraton and

gratuity included; $135 per person.

Cheese Demos and Seminars (Saturday, March 24) – Join local

industry experts, chefs and cheesemakers for a variety of interactive

seminars and demos throughout the day at the Sheraton Sonoma

County. The seminars will include lunch catered by Petaluma Market.

Seminars are $65 each per person. Check the website for details.

Grand Tasting & Best in Cheese Competition (Saturday, March

24: 6-10 p.m.) – This popular roaming feast showcases top Bay Area

chefs using artisan cheeses in a variety of dishes. More than 20 top

restaurants, wineries and breweries and will vie for your affection and

vote at this lighthearted competition; $75 per person.

Bacon, Bubbles and Brunch + More Great Cheese with Duskie

Estes (Sunday, March 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon) – Start the morning off

right by enjoying some enticing cheese-centric breakfast dishes paired

with Iron Horse bubby while watching a cooking demonstration with

Chef Duskie Estes (Zazu, Bovolo, The Black Pig Meat Co.). Brunch

attendees also gain VIP access to the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace

an hour before it opens to the public; $100 per person.

Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace (Sunday, March 25, 12-

4:30 p.m.) – More than 65 artisan producers, winemakers, brewers

and chefs will offer samples of their local hand- crafted cheeses, cheesebased

dishes, wines and beers; $45 per person.

A full schedule of events, participants and ticketing information

can be viewed here at www.artisancheesefestival.com/schedule.html.

Tickets are now on sale at www.artisancheesefestival.com.

Those interested can also follow updates by “liking” the Artisan

Cheese Festival on Facebook and following the event on Twitter. All

events are priced separately.

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Sonoma County just got a little greener. J Vineyards & Winery,

specialists in Russian River Valley sparkling and varietal wines, has

achieved certified sustainable status through the California Sustainable

Winegrowers Alliance (CSWA). The sustainable certification covers all

vineyard and winery operations.

“For the past two years, we’ve been diligently working on aligning

J with CSWA’s commitment to wine quality,” said John Erbe, J Vineyards

& Winery Viticulturalist. “Our estate vineyards have been

planted utilizing the latest techniques in water conservation, wildlife

habitat corridors, and soil erosion reduction.

Founded in 2010, the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

program is a third-party verification and certification process maintained

by CSWA. The program, based on 227 “best practices,” is

designed to ensure environmental stewardship, the conservation of

energy and natural resources, and socially equitable business practices.

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J Vineyards & Winery Attains Certified Sustainable Status

CSWA’s certification program has been a positive environmental

awareness catalyst for more than 1,500 of the state’s top vintners and

growers.

Some of the green initiatives J has embarked on include:

• The use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and cover-crop

programs throughout the winery's ten estate vineyards as a means

to protect riparian habitats. IPM methods are also used to build

soil tilth while attracting beneficial insects.

• Replacing all inefficient incandescent lights throughout the winery

with new, high-intensity, lower energy lighting.

• Recycling all paper, corks and glass used throughout the winery.

• Reducing water used throughout the winegrowing and winemaking

process.

• The computerization of refrigeration compressors to reduce energy

consumption, coupled with energy-efficient cooling towers.

• Replacing existing water boilers with higher-efficiency heaters that

work in stages.

• A reduction in the weight of our sparkling and varietal wine

bottles.

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TASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK

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SEBASTIANI

VINEYARDS & WINERY

open Daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

complimentary Winery and Soil-to-Bottle tours

at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

389 fourth Street east, Sonoma

1-800-888-5532 | www.sebastiani.com

SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS & WINERY

Capturing the Heart of Wine Enthusiasts for More Than 100 Years

BY MonicA l. DAShWooD

The Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery, located just a few blocks from historic downtown Sonoma,

captures the heart of wine enthusiasts from around the world, with its captivating Tuscan architecture,

welcoming water fountain, tall lined cypress trees and sweet smelling jasmine wafting in the breeze.

Founded by Italian immigrant Samuele Sebastiani in 1904, the Sebastiani Winery, with more than 100

years of winemaking experience, specializes in producing premium wines from the fertile growing regions

of Sonoma County, highly regarded for its Burgundian and Bordeaux varietals.

Step into the tasting room and marvel at the European-styled archways, vaulted ceilings, stone mason

walls, oak barrel wine displays and majestic fireplace. The tasting room is a lively spacious place, yet

comfortable and relaxed. As music plays and a fire roars, guests gather around an unprecedented 90 foot

wine bar to taste 24 distinct wines and admire hundreds of bottles on display behind the counter. There

are a number of cozy places to sit by the fire, take in the soft-lit atmosphere and sip on your favorite

wines.

At the bar, a friendly and knowledgeable staff pours an array of popular white wine varietals, ranging

from dry and crisp, to light and fruity including 2008-2010 Chardonnays, 2010 Roussanne and 2009

Viognier, as well as an impressive number of soft and full-bodied red wines, such as 2008 Barbera, 2007-

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 Merlot, 2009 Pinot Noir, See Sebastiani, page 58

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Sausal Century Vines Celebrate 135 Years

With Zinfandel, there are old vines, there are really old vines and then there are

ancient vines. Sausal Winery’s Century Vines fall into the later grouping. Old Vine

Zinfandel vines (at least 50 years or older) tend to have a lower yield: fewer clusters of

grapes with smaller berry size. However their fruit is more intense in color and

concentration of flavors.

Century Vines is a very special block of Zinfandel on the Sausal estate. This block of

vineyard appears in the 1877 Historical Atlas Map of Sonoma County by Thos. H.

Thompson & Co. From that reference, they know that the vines are at least 135 years old.

These vines have been cared for by generations of families and have survived infestations

of phylloxera and other diseases. They have stood the test of time, consistently producing

such quality fruit that no family or generation ever pulled these vines for replanting.

The Sausal Century Vines block is five acres, but these are not densely planted acres

(7'x7'-row spacing) and sadly some vines have not survived. The approximately four-anda-half

acres that remain are carefully cared for. Weeds are hoed away by hand and heavy

branches are propped and tied up. These short, gnarly, fragile vines produce less than a

half a ton per acre. Their fruit is concentrated and Sausal believes the juice from this fruit

is the truest to varietal characteristics of any they have.

Stop by the Sausal Winery tasting room and try for yourself. They usually have their

Family Zinfandel (made from 50-year-old vines) and Private Reserve Zinfandel (made

from 90-year-old vines) open for comparison.

Sausal Winery is located at 7370 Highway 128 in Healdsburg. For more information,

call 1-800-500-2285 or visit the website at www.sausalwinery.com.

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Diverse Lineup at Meadowcroft’s Songwriters in Sonoma

The Meadowcroft Wines’ Songwriters in Sonoma music series

continues in March with songs and music from Dustin Heald, Rich

Little and Fred McCarty, three very diverse singer-songwriters. The

show, set for Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Meadowcroft Wines

tasting room at 23574 Arnold Drive/Highway 121 in the CornerStone

Sonoma community is produced by Meadowcroft Wines and sponsored

by the Sonoma-based website MusicNomad.com. The monthly

music show is booked and hosted by Gerard Serafini, owner of

Sonoma Valley Music store who also provides the sound and lighting

for the shows. Tickets are $10 per person and available by calling the

tasting room at (707) 934-4090 or at www.meadowcroftwines.com.

In addition to the music and a full menu of wine selections,

cheese plates with charcuterie are available for purchase as well as a

selection from Chef Darby’s Hot Pot. February’s Louisiana Jambalaya

was a sell-out!

An eclectic singer-songwriter from the North Bay, Dustin Heald

has been writing songs and performing in bands for nearly 20 years.

Dustin recently had success impersonating artist Daniel Ash in a

living tribute to the band Love & Rockets. This tribute caught the

eye (and ear) of original member of L&R (and Bauhaus) David J.

Haskins, who enlisted Dustin’s guitar and vocal talents for his live

shows. Additionally, he is an accomplished sculptor, mask maker

and special makeup effects artist working films such as Avatar and

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Rich Little has been putting words to music and performing since

the 1970s. Being a multi-instrumentalist has helped with diversity in

songwriting styles. The Chapman Stick, electric and acoustic guitars

are his main focus with writing. Rich regularly holds music

rehearsals and recording sessions at his Little Vineyards recording

studio in Glen Ellen. Besides his solo performances, Rich stays busy

with the Rich Little Band, a top rated dance band, the Neverland

Live Band, a techno fusion rock band, and Custer’s Last Stand Band,

a country-rock ensemble.

Fred McCarty is well versed in jazz, classical, rock, bluegrass and

country music. He studied jazz with Chuck Mangione, classical

guitar with Stanley Watson, and is a graduate of the New England

Conservatory of Music. He has toured coast to coast playing solo,

duo and as a band member and front man. He has appeared with

Boz Scaggs, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Stevie Nicks and many

others. He has recorded several CD’s including The Contender, a

self-produced country disc that he recorded in Nashville.

Meadowcroft Family of Wines includes the Meadowcroft,

Thomas Henry and Foyt Family labels. The tasting room is located

within the Cornerstone Sonoma (www.cornerstonesonoma.com)

complex that features 24 world class gardens, art galleries and

cutting edge design shops all set among acres of vineyards.

Meadowcroft Family of Wines is open daily from 11 a.m. to

6 p.m. The venue is available for private parties, private tastings,

wine dinners and other events. With plenty of free parking at

Cornerstone Sonoma, the area is a perfect setting for any type of

event, both indoors or outdoors. For information or to make reservations,

call (707) 934-4090.

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Sonoma

Enoteca

WINE TASTING, SALES

& HOME ACCESSORIES

– 12 Wineries –

One Great Place

35 East Napa Street, Sonoma

(707) 935-1200

www.sonoma-enoteca.com

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Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Continued

2008 Syrah and 2008 Zinfandel. While you are there, you can taste

sweet-styled wines such as the 2011 Symphony, 2010 Eye of the

Swan, NV Dolcino Rosso and lush 2007 Adagio Port.

Sebastiani prides themselves on their limited-reserve wines such as

their 2008 Cherryblock and 2007 Secolo. The Cherryblock,

Sebastiani’s flagship wine, is a Cabernet that highlights the elegance,

structure and terroir unique to Sonoma Valley soil. The 2007 Secolo,

which means century in Italian, is a Bordeaux blended red wine that

has been perfected over the years. Of their favorites, they recommend

the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Pinot Noir.

While you are wine tasting, indulge in some wine country

shopping. The gift shop showcases one-of-a-kind finds, high-end

goods including Italian-designed kitchenware, olive-leaf gift bags,

from page 52

FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC – Friday, March 30, 6-9pm

come for the free live music event. this sneak-peak event will give you a taste of what's to come;

the Summer Music series will kick off Memorial Day Weekend this year.

enjoy live music in the stunning tasting room starting at 6pm. Wines by-the-glass or by-the-bottle

available for purchase along with a selection of dinner items.

You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or snacks to enjoy inside or out in the courtyard.

this is a family-friendly event. children and well-behaved pets are welcome.

no reservations will be taken for this event; come early to ensure your favorite seat in the house.

contact the tasting room for questions at (707) 933-3230.

old wine sayings, rooster statues, pear candles, custom jewelry,

hand-woven scarfs and even doggie treats. Turn the corner and feast

your eyes on culinary delicacies such as Fig Balsamic Vinegar, Sweet

Pea Penne and Triple Berry Fusion, Cabernet

Chocolate sauce and roasted garlic olive oil.

As you walk into the impressive barrel

room, you will stand in awe before one of the

oldest wine barrels in the world, (more than

100 years old) and the largest collection of

hand-carved barrels in the world.

Come and see for yourself what people

have been saying for more than one hundred

years, Sebastiani Winery is like spending a day in

Italy, surrounded by delicious wine, good music and

close family and friends. Now, that’s amore!

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KENWOOD &

GLEN ELLEN

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Resting gently on the pristine bluffs

of the Sonoma-Mendocino coast, the

Sea Ranch Lodge offers guests a true

definition of serenity and understated

comfort. Just a two-hour drive north

from San Francisco, the Sea Ranch

Lodge is surrounded by a dramatic

landscape of redwood groves and

grassy bluffs where wildlife abounds, and stress just falls away with

the setting sun.

Sea Ranch Lodge mirrors the natural landscape of the Sonoma and

Mendocino coast of California. Period architecture from the early

1970s features cedar and redwood, with soaring volumes and simple

but elegant design. With bluff-top ocean views, the sound of the surf,

surrounding meadows and wildlife are only a few of the amenities

nature provides.

Twenty oversized rooms feature

breathtaking views; some include fireplace

and/or hot tub, and some with

separate sleeping areas. Plush goosedown

comforters grace the king- or

queen-sized beds. A morning newspaper

is delivered to your door and

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIES

Sea Ranch Lodge – Where Stress Falls Away with the Setting Sun

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acomplimentary special lodge breakfast is served each morning in the

dining room. The Lodge is equipped with complimentary wireless

access.

Black Point Grill

Overlooking a pastoral and rugged Sonoma seascape meadow,

with spectacular blue and white water ocean views, your table in the

dining room offers an unmatched experience of the ever changing

Pacific Ocean. The Black Point Grill at

Sea Ranch Lodge features internationally

inspired California cuisine with

emphasis on the freshest local ingredients.

The seasonal and daily menus

offer options from casual tavern fare to

more formal small plates, appetizers

and entrees. Unique regional wines,

paired with sophisticated yet uncontrived fare, results in a dining

experience which beautifully reflects a sense of our special location.

The Black Point Grill at Sea Ranch Lodge is honored to be the

recipient of several awards including the Sonoma County Stars –

Four Star Restaurant Award in recognition for an exceptional selection

of Sonoma County wines, the Wine Spectator Award and the

2008 Wine Enthusiast Award of Unique Distinction, given for dedication

to delivering the most wine friendly experience.

Weddings at Sea Ranch Lodge

It’s easy to see why decades of couples have chosen the Sea Ranch

Lodge for their wedding ceremonies and celebrations. With the infinite

expanse of the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, the intimacy of a

grassy knoll and a historic barn nearby, it’s a place with a magical

ambiance. The ceremony venues are variations on the same theme:

spectacular views, intimate setting, creative cuisine and attentive,

friendly service.

Chef Phillip Kaufman creates seasonal catering menus utilizing

local and organic ingredients which are sure to please your guests.

The Sea Ranch Lodge is an ideal location on the Sonoma coast for

2 to 125 people for small weddings, elopements, renewals, reunions,

commitment ceremonies, birthdays, anniversaries, retreats and other

special events.

The Guest Service Manager will handle every detail. The personalized

service of the experienced staff is focused on ensuring the success

of your special event.

The Sea Ranch, one of the first eco-communities, began in the late

’60s and early ’70s with an alliance of architecture and nature that has

left decades of visitors with the feeling that there is no place in the

world quite like this. The Sea Ranch Lodge offers cozy ocean-view

accommodations and innovative regional dining. Come and enjoy a

romantic stay for two and see what Sea Ranch is all about.

For more information or reservations, call 1-800-732-7262, visit

www.searanchlodge.com or email info@searanchlodge.com.

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Wine Tasting on

TREASURE ISLAND

Bodega Wine Estates Hosts Irish Stew Cook-off, March 18

by Terri Hiller

Bodega Wine Estate is going green! Irish green that

is! At our last food and wine pairing, I asked our

winemakers what they would cook for St. Patrick’s

Day and all three gave the same answer…but the

similarities stopped right there! These master chefs all

began describing their mouthwatering recipes for Irish

stew, argued over lamb or beef, with or without

carrots, Guinness or red wine, barley or cabbage.

About the only thing they agreed upon were the

potatoes! And when it came to discussing the spices, I’ve never heard

more spirited arguments both for or against rosemary.

There really wasn’t much else to do but to showcase all three

recipes. Bodega Wine Estates, home to an incredible case of talented

and personable winemakers, will be hosting an Irish stew cook-off on

Sunday, March 18. Each of the award-winning vintners will prepare

his finest version of this hearty, wine-friendly meal. Never before have

so many wines joined their makers for a food pairing bout to make

the Irish proud.

Bodega Wine Estate’s well-appointed tasting room will be just the

first stop. Follow your nose and meander

through the winery to discover more

“stations” where food and wine are paired

to thrill your senses, satisfy your hunger

and excite the palate. Each of the

winemakers: Paul Hoffman (Hoffman

Family Cellars), Josh Stein (Stein Family

Wines) and Robert Amox (Knightswood

Vineyards and Winery) will be there to

chat with you, defend their recipes and

tantalize you with their wines.

Space is limited and you would do best reserving your place for

the event in advance. This winery has a reputation for pulling out all

of the stops to guarantee the guests have a great, memorable time and

is excpected to sell out. Reservations are available at

http://wearegoinggreen.eventbright.com.

This is a dog-friendly winery and accommodations are always

made for Fido as well. Just one additional note, come hungry!

Bodega Wine Estates is located at 751 13th Street at Avenue I,

Treasure Island, San Francisco and is open Friday, Saturdaya nd Sunday

from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (415) 525-4154.

TREASURE ISLAND

BODEGA WINE ESTATES

751 13th Street at Avenue i, treasure island, San francisco

fri, Sat and Sun from 1 to 6pm, 415-525-4154

Free tasting for two with ad

A collection of family wineries – the venue promises a truly unique

and enjoyable wine tasting experience with spectacular views of the

City. Bring your lunch/picnic to enjoy with wine on the terrace.

Knightswood wines are crafted to allow them express the nature of

the vineyards' locale, giving voice to the elements of sun, wind and rain

unique to each. Stein Family Wines – Got honest wine? We do.

Our wines celebrate being alive and show life’s creative essence. We make sure the

folks who grow and make it enjoy some of its dreams, too. Why? Because fair is fair.

Great wines made the right way: steinfamilywines.com/donations.

KENDRIC VINEYARDS

treasure island, San francisco

(707) 363-9462 • www.kendricvineyards.com

Kendric Vineyards crafts cellar-worthy Pinot Noir and Syrah from our

vineyards in Marin and Amador counties. We are excited to here,

alongside the other artisan wineries of Treasure Island."

THE WINERY SF

200 California Ave. Bldg 180 N, Treasure Island, Daily 12pm-5pm

415-SF -JUICE • www.winery-sf.com – The Winery SF brings the California

wine experience to San Francisco. It's 20,000 sq. ft. winery, tasting

room, and event center allows visitors to experience the winemaking

process first-hand while enjoying award-winning wines from Napa,

Sonoma, and beyond. Tours available by appointment.

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Wine Tasting in

LIVERMORE VALLEY WINE COUNTRY

Barrel Tasting Opportunity with Livermore Valley Wineries

More than 30 Livermore Valley

wineries will participate in the region’s

third annual Barrel Tasting Weekend

March 31 and April 1 by offering

samples of wines still in development –

direct from their barrels. Guests with

special event wristbands and official

glasses will receive at least one barrel

sample at each participating winery.

Most winemakers will be present to

personally pour and discuss their

young wines and offer delicious pairings

with gourmet appetizers, artisan cheeses, chocolate and nuts.

Barrel tasting provides wine enthusiasts of all experience levels

with a fun “snapshot” of how wine evolves – from grape to glass.

LIVERMORE WINE COUNTRY

LONGEVITY WINES

2271 South Vasco rd. Ste B, livermore, 925-443-Wine

The winery is family owned and operated by Phil and Debra Long, along

with their resident wine dog, PressTon. Come and enjoy tasting Longevity’s

flagship wines, “Deb-ru vee”, their Rhone-style blend, and “Phil-osophy,”

their Bordeaux-style blend as well as many others.

Guests will have the opportunity to

pre-purchase some of the barrel wines

at a discount, before they are bottled

and released to the public, a practice

known as buying “futures.” More than

a dozen different varietals, including

the rare Primitivo and Alicante

Bouschet and ever-popular Chardonnay

and Cabernet Sauvignon, will be

presented for tasting across this beautiful

wine region. Each winery will offer

a unique experience to Barrel Tasting

Weekend guests. Many will give discounts on wine purchases to

ticket holders only.

Livermore Valley’s Barrel Tasting Weekend will take place

Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, noon to 4:30 p.m. each

day. Advance tickets are $30, available online at www.LVwine.org.

Tickets purchased at the event will be $35 per person. Each ticket

includes a souvenir tasting glass featuring the Livermore Valley

Wine Country logo, two days of barrel tasting at participating

wineries, special activities and discounts and an event map. Visit

www.LVwine.org for details.

LIVERMORE VALLEY

W I N E R I E S

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MONTEREY BAY AREA

I n c l u d i n g MONTEREY • CARMEL • CARMEL VALLEY • HOLLISTER

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS • SALINAS • SANTA CLARA • LOS GATOS

Traveling from Monterey

trAVel tiMe

to MileS (Average) (Peak)

Sonoma county 170 3 hrs 3-1/2 hrs

Santa cruz 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrs

San francisco 113 2 hrs 2-1/2 hrs

Paso robles 116 2 hrs 2-1/4 hrs

Santa Barbara 238 4 hrs 4-1/2 hrs

Traveling from Santa Cruz

trAVel tiMe

to MileS (Average) (Peak)

Monterey 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrs

San francisco 73 1-1/4 hrs 1-3/4 hrs

Paso robles 136 2-1/4 hrs 2-3/4 hrs

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‘Pinot Paradise” – Taste the Magic of Mountains’ Pinot Noirs

Pinot Noir lovers will savor the flavors and explore the magic of

the Santa Cruz Mountains at the eighth Pinot Paradise festival

March 31 through April 1.

Pinot Noirs from the Santa Cruz Mountains represent the diversity

of micro-climates and dramatic mountain terrain that define the

region. The marine influence and distinctive soils create intensely

concentrated fruit that yields some of the most complex and ageworthy

Pinot Noir in the world. There are six sub-area’s in this

wine-growing appellation – each bearing their own characteristics

in their wine.

Sunday, April 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Grand Cruz Tasting at

Villa Ragusa in Old Town Campbell, will showcase more than 80

Pinot Noirs paired with gourmet hors d’oeuvres from some of the

region’s best restaurants. Tickets are $55 in advance, $65 at the

door.

Saturday, March 31, Pathway to Pinot Paradise offers a selfguided

tour of the region’s Pinot-producing wineries. Barrel tasting,

library wines and special offerings by participating wineries will be

available. Visitors can enjoy exploring the incredible mountain

terrain and coastal roads as they discover the delightful world of the

Santa Cruz Mountains. Tickets are $25.

Santa Cruz Mountains winegrowers invite Pinot lovers to take

“The Flavor Journey” – at the 8th annual Pinot Paradise Technical

Session on March 31. Attendees at this year’s session will discover

the faults and triumphs that occur on the journey to making a Santa

Cruz Mountains AVA Pinot Noir.

Paradise V.I.P. Packages will offer a guided “tour” in a small group

format at Villa Ragusa during a private pre-event tasting at 1 p.m.

followed by the Grand Cruz Tasting. Participants will learn in detail

about the Santa Cruz Mountains and the distinct flavor profiles of

each sub-region as they taste and discuss with winemakers and/or

representatives from the wineries. Cost is $75 and includes the

Grand Cruz tasting.

Tickets and more information are available from the SCMWA at

(831)685-8463, www.scmwa.com or email info@scmwa.com.

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Sip, Swirl, Savor and Learn During Holman Ranch

Tasting Room’s ‘In Your Own Backyard’ Series

Local Chefs and Culinary Artisans Will Offer Tips and Tricks

For The Perfect Flavor Pairings

Inspired by the culinary bounty of the Central Coast of California,

Holman Ranch Tasting Room, located at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road in

Carmel Valley Village, has invited local culinary chefs and artisans to

demonstrate how wine can be best complemented with fresh culinary

products found throughout the Central Coast.

Holman Ranch Tasting Room’s “In Your Own Backyard” series will

have chefs and artisans sharing their tips and techniques for finding

the perfect, fresh ingredients for preparing truly memorable meals,

side dishes as well as understanding flavor pairings. From paella to

olive oil tastings, the series will showcase local experts knowledgeable

about tips and tricks on everything from how to select the best olive

oil to creating savory pastries with ingredients from the local Farmers’

Market. Each demonstration will offer recommendations for the best

wine to pair with the featured culinary item.

First in the Series:

• Celebrate National Paella Day with Chef Brandon Miller of

Mundaka Restaurant on Tuesday, March 27, 6 p.m.

Every cuisine has one – a one-pot meal, a peasant dish that is the

quintessential definition of that place and people. Louisiana has

jambalaya. Chile has the cazuela. There’s Irish Stew and Pad Thai. And

the Spanish? Well, they have paella. March 27th is National Paella Day.

Let Chef Brandon take you on a culinary journey through Spain and

teach you the tips and trick of how to make traditional Spanish Paella.

Sip Holman Ranch wine, learn how to make paella and take home a

recipe card so that you can create this dish for your family and friends.

Upcoming in the series:

• In April Get Savory with Elena Salsedo

from Sweet Elenas Thursday, April 12, 6 p.m.

• Meet the Queen of Quince: Thursday, May 3, 6 p.m.

• Mysteries of Olive Oil Revealed on Wednesday, July 18, 6 p.m.

Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley Village Tasting Room is the perfect

backdrop to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman

Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines while learning about the culinary

bounty available in your own backyard.

The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris,

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully handharvested,

cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is available

for private events. For more information, visit the website at

www.holmanranch.com.

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NAPA VALLEY

1313 Main – 1313 Main Street, napa; 707 258-1313 fri-Sat 11-12, Sun-thu 11-10

A Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5

ACACIA VNYD – 2750 las Amigas road, napa; 707 226-9991 x2 open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4

Acme Fine Wines– 1080 fulton ln, St. helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5

Adastra – 2545 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 255-4818

open by appointment only

Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley road, St. helena; 707 965-2675

open by appointment only

Ahnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at oxbow tasting room, 605 first St. napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,tue 12-8

Allora Vineyards – 3244 ehlers lane, St. helena; 707 963-6071

open by appointment only

Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee lane @ highway 29, rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6

Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley rd, napa; 707 253-2000

open by appointment only

Amizetta – 1099 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-1460

open by appointment only

Ancien – napa; 707 255-3908

open by appointment only

Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards – 680 rossi road, St. helena; 707 963-8600 open by appointment only

ANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big ranch road, napa; 1-877-386-5070 open daily 10-5

Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours: Public tours daily at 11am & 2 pm (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs

Antica Napa Valley –3700 Soda canyon, napa; 707 257-8700

open by appointment only

Ardente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 226-7669

open by appointment only

ARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 inglewood Ave, St. helena; 707 963-4334 open daily 10-5

Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairing

Ariel Vineyards – 1312 town center, napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3

Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020

open by appointment only

Arns – 601 Muno road, St. helena; 707 963-3429

open by appointment only

ARTESA – 1345 henry road, napa; 707 224-1668 open daily 10-4:30

Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings

August Briggs – 1307B lincoln Avenue, calistoga; 707 942-4912

fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-thu 11-5, tue by appt.

B CELLARS – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 709-8787 open daily 10-5

Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, thu-fri 10-8, Sun 12-7

BALDACCI FAMILY – 6236 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-9261 open daily 10-4

Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919

open daily 10-5 by appt

Barlow Vineyards – 4411Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742

open by appointment only

Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7075

open by appointment only

BEAULIEU VINEYARDS (BV) – 1960 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-5233 open daily 10-5

Beau Vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 Mon-fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8

Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-1774

open by appointment only

Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 open daily 10-4

Benessere Winery – 1010 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-5853 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings

BENNETT LANE – 3340 hwy 128, calistoga; 877 MAX-nAPA open daily 10-5:30

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings

BERINGER VINEYARDS

COME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!

Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00

Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-9463

2 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this ad

Save up to $25

2000 Main Street, St. helena | www.Beringer.com

Bialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 227-2293

open by appointment only

Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569

fri-Sat 11-4, tue-thu by appt

Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866

open by appointment only

Black Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860

open by appointment only

Black Stallion Winery – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5

Boeschen – 3242 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-3674

open by appointment only

BOUCHAINE VINEYARDS – 1075 Buchli Station road, napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine open daily 10:30-4:30

Gift items, gardens, vineyard walking tour. Call ahead for: Safari Tours at 10:30am, educational programs, food pairings & bringing pets.

Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 first St, napa; 707 226-3976

Sun-thu 11-10, fr-Sa 11-Midnight

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Bourassa – 190 camino oruga, napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366

Boyd Family – 4042 Big ranch road, napa; 707 254-7353

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Bravante Vineyards – 300 Stone ridge rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4

Brookdale Vineyards – napa; 707 258-1454

Brown Estate – 3233 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-2435

Buehler – 820 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-2155

Buoncristiani Wine – P. o. Box 6946, napa; 707 259-1681

Burgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463

open by appointment only

limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Ca' Momi Winery & Enoteca – 610 first St, napa; 707 257-4992 open daily 7:30-9

Cade Winery – 360 howell Mountain rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746

Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. helena; 707 963-7181

Cain – 3800 langtry road, St. helena; 707 963-1616

Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-5222

Calafia Cellars – 629 fulton lane, St. helena; 707 963-0114

Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer lane, napa; 707 255-1294

Cali 351 – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-6200

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

tours/tasting by appointment

open by appointment only

CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 lincoln Ave, #2 calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6

Cardinale Estate – tasting room, 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-2643 open daily 10:30-5

Casa Nuestra Winery – 3451 Silverado trail no, St. helena; 707 963-5783 open daily 10-5

CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 north St. helena hwy (hwy 39), calistoga; 707 942-8200 open daily 9:30-6

Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended

Caymus Vineyards – 8700 conn creek rd, rutherford; 707 967-3010

open daily by appointment

Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, thu-Sat till 11-8

Celani Family Vineyards – 2230 Big ranch rd, napa; 877 ArDore1

Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-7136

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn rd; St. helena; 707 963-9327 open daily 10-4

CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. hwy 29, St. helena; 707 967-2229 open daily 10:30-5

Charnu – St. helena; 707 963-6045

Charter Oak Winery – 831 charter oak Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2298

Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs road, St. helena; 707 963-1284

Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-5472

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Chateau Montelena – 1429 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-5105 open daily 9:30-4

Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2641 open daily 10-5

Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. helena; 707 968-0625

open daily 10-5 by appointment

Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille cross rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 open daily 10-4

Clos Du Val – 5330 Silverado trail, napa; 800 993-9463 open daily 10-5

Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal ln, calistoga; 707 942-4981 open daily 10:30-5

Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado trail, St. helena; 1-800-793-7960 open Sat 11-5, Sun-fri 11-4

Constant-Diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain rd, calistoga; 707 942-0707

Continuum Estate – 1677 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8100∆66

Corison Winery – 987 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-0826

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open daily 10-5 by appointment

CORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

Cornerstone Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 945-0388 open daily 10-7

Cosentino – 7415 St. helena hwy, Yountville; 707-921-2896 open daily 10-6

Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. helena; 707 963-3887

Crocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Cuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-2468 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5

Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig road, carneros (between napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455

Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5 by appt

Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 open daily 10:30- 5

David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190

open by appointment only

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DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARD

eSt. 1860 - JUSt 400 cASeS/YeAr ProDUceD

Old Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.

Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery.

Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.

open Weekends, friday through Monday 11 -4

825 fulton lane, St. helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidfultonWinery.com

Del Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella oaks lane, napa; 707 963-2805

open by appointment only

Del Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 963-2134

open by appointment only

Del Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. helena highway, St. helena; 707 963-2134

open by appointment only

Delectus Winery – 908 c enterprise Way, napa; 707 255-1252

open daily by appointment

Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain road, calistoga; 707 942-1189

open by appointment only

DOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig rd, napa; 707 257-0101 open daily 10-6

Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more

Domaine Chandon – 1 california Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 open daily 10-5

Dominari – 620 trancas Street, napa; 707-226-1600

open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pm

Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 lodi lane, St. helena; 707 963-7108 open by appointment, 10-4

Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5771 open daily 10-4:30

Eagle Eye Wine – 6595 gordon Valley rd, napa; 707 427-1600

open by appointment only

Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463

open by appointment only

Eagle Trace– 680 rossi rd, St. helena; 707 963-4665

open by appointment only

Eeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain rd., St. helena; 707 337-5526

open by appointment only

EHLERS ESTATE

Join us in our historic stone building and beautiful olive grove.

Open daily, 10:30 to 4:00 – $25 for a current flight tasting

Enjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points)

All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.

For reservations, call 707-963-5972

3222 ehlers lane, St. helena | for reservations, call 707.963.5972

El Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021

Weekdays by appointment only

Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 rutherford road, rutherford; 707 963-6067 open daily 10-5

Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson rd, napa; 707 255-0504

open by appointment only

Elyse – 2100 hoffman ln, napa; 707 944-2900

open by appointment only

Envy Wines – 1170 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-4670 Sun-thu 10:30-4:30, fri-Sat 11-5:30

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707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.com

Failla – 3530 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-0530

open by appointment only

Falcor – 2511 napa corporate Dr, Ste 115, napa; 888-402-Wine open daily 10-5

Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, oakville; 707 944-2861 open by appointment only 10-3

Farella – 2222 n. 3rd Ave, napa; 707 254-9489

open by appointment only

Fleury Estate Winery – 950 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 967-8333

open by appointment only

Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. helena hwy So., St. helena; 707 967-8032 open daily 10:30-5

Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 967-6723

open by appointment only

FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 800 535-6400 open daily 10-6

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Fontanella Family – 1721 Partrick road, napa; 707 252-1017 open daily by appointment 10-4

Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big rock road, St. helena; 707 963-3900

open by appointment only

Franciscan Vineyards – 1178 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-7111 open daily 10-5

FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 larkmead lane, calistoga; 707 942-0859 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Picnic Area

Frazier Winery – 70 rapp lane, napa; 707 255-3444 x107

open by appointment

Freemark Abbey – 3022 St. helena hwy 29 n., St. helena; 707 963-9694 open Daily 10-5

Frog’s Leap – 8815 conn creek road, rutherford; 707 963-4704

open by appointment only

G Cook – 264 n. fork crystal Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-7760

open by appointment only

Gargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770

open by appointment only

Gemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855

open by appointment only

Girard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 open daily 11-7

Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder rd; 707 254-7766

open by appointment only

Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 open daily 10-4:30

GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-2784 open daily 9:30-4:30

Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings

Groth – 750 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 944-0290

open by appointment only

Guffy – 1390 thompson Ave, napa; 707 258-2532

open by appointment only

Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-9059

open by appointment only

Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7

HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-0781 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours

Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge road, rutherford; 707 967-0700

open by appointment only

Hall St. Helena – 401 St. helena hwy So, St. helena; 707 967-2620 open daily 10-5:30

Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified forest rd, St. helena; 707 942-6760

open by appointment

Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269

open by appointment only

HdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121

open by appointment only

Heibel Ranch Vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289

open by appointment only

Heitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-3542 open daily 11-4:30

Helena View Johnston – 3500 highway 128, calistoga; 707 942-4956

open by appointment only

Hendry – 3104 redwood Dr, napa; 707 226-8320

open by appointment only

HESS COLLECTION – 4411 redwood rd, napa; 707 255-1144 open daily 10-5:30

Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 open daily 10-6

Honig Vineyards – 850 rutherford rd, rutherford; 707 963-5618

open daily by appointment

Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30

Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675

open by appointment only

Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado trail north, St. helena; 707 963-2911

open by appointment only

Ilona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463 open by appointment only

Inglenook – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161

open daily 10-5, appt recommended

J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa open by appointment only

James Cole – 5014 Silverado trail, napa; 707 251-9905

open by appointment only

James Creek – 2249 James creek rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646

open by appointment only

Jarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello rd, napa; 1-800-255-5280

open by appointment only

Jax –3468 hwy 128, calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102

open by appointment

Jericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665

open by appointment only

JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 open daily 10-6

Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm

Jocelyn Lonen Winery – napa; 1-800-255-5280

open by appointment only

John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711

open daily 10-2am

Joseph Phelps Vineyards – 200 taplin rd, St. helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointment

JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2332 open daily by appointment only 10-4

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed

Juicebox – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 707 254-1212 open daily by appointment only 9-5

Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment only

Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804

open by appointment only

Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177

open by appointment only

Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910

open by appointment only

Kelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000

open by appointment only

Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849

open by appointment only

Kenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004

thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt

Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667

open by appointment only

Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572

open by appointment only

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Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198

open by appointment

Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 302-2209

open by appointment only

Ladera – 150 White cottage rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445

open by appointment only

Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., napa; 707 257-0360 open daily 10-5

Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 larkmead ln, calistoga; 707 942-0167 open daily by appointment only 10-4

Lava Vine – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9500 open daily 10-5

Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-6289

exclusive tastings by appoinment only

Lokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968

open by appointment only

Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-4555 open daily 11-6

LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. helena hwy So. (hwy 29 ), St. helena; 707 968-3361 open daily 10-6

Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings

Luis Ochoa Family – 1307 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 341-6780

open by appointment only

Luna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5

Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 255-8864 open daily 10-5

Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 n. St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-6577 open daily by appointment 10-4

MAHONEY VINEYARDS – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 112-7

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK fri-Sat 12-9

Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open thu-Sun 11-5

Marita’s Vineyard – napa; 707 259-5313

open by appointment only

Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-5292 open daily 11-5

Maroon Wines – napa; 707 257-3040

open by appointment only

Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490 open by appointment

Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30

MATERRA – 1426 Main Street, healdsburg; 707 244-4600

call for hours

Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030

open by appointment only

McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186

open by appointment only

MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-7777 open daily 10-6:30

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK

Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings

Michael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-thu 12-5, fri-Sun 11-5

Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage canyon rd, rutherford; 707 225-4367

open by appointment only

Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-0758 open daily 10-5:30

Miner Family – 7850 Silverado trail, oakville; 707 944-9500 open daily 11-5

MJA – 647 greenfield rd, St. helena; 707 963-3394

open by appointment only

Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199

open by appointment only

MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele rd, napa; 707 252-1295

open by appointment

Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993

open by appointment only

MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado trail, rutherford; 800 MUM-nAPA open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours

MurphyVineyards – 395 crane Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2516

open by appointment only

Myriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630

open by appointment only

NAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-2565 open daily 10-6

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK

Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-8011

open by appointment

Neal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800

open by appointment

Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000

open by appointment

Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840

open by appointment

Nichelini Family – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717

Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment

Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600

open daily by appointment

Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094

open by appointment only

O’Brien Estate – 1200 orchard Ave, napa; 707 252-8463 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5

O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898

open by appointment only

Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665

open by appointment

Olabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30

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OnThEdge – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8

Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442

open daily by appointment

Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179

open by appointment only

Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718

open by appointment only

Page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6

– 520 california Blvd, #20, napa; 707 944-2339 open by appointment only

Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 hagen road, napa; 707 226-5587

open by appointment only

Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504

open by appointment only

Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689

open by appointment only

Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer rd, oakville; 707 944-1683

open by appointment

Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890

open by appointment

PATZ & HALL – 851 napa Valley corporate Way, Ste A, napa; 707 265-7700 open Wed-Sun 10-4

Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-0770

open by appointment

Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 933-8352

open by appointment only

Peju – 8466 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-3600 open daily 10-6

Peter Franus Wine Company – napa; 707 945-0542

open by appointment only

Pheonix – 3175 Dry creek road, napa; 877 374-6364

By advance appointment only

Phifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4787 tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1

Piña Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 738-9328 open daily by appointment 10-4

Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-9777 open daily 10:30-4:30

PlumpJack Winery – 620 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 945-1220 open daily 10-4

POPE VALLEY WINERY

Estabished in 1897. Experience 40 acres of history.

Turn left and go back 100 years!

open daily, 11 am to 5 pm

6613 Pope Valley road, Pope Valley

707-965-1246 • www.popevalleywinery.com

Porter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980

open by appointment only

PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30

Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949

open by appointment

PROVENANCE – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10-5

Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601

open by appointment

Quixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659

open by appointment

RAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 963-3141 open daily 10-4

Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours

RAZI WINERY

With a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail…

“Everything we know is in the bottle.”

Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299

REATA – 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 open daily 9-5

Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 open daily 10-5

Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380

open by appointment only

Revana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814

open by appointment

Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800

open by appointment

REYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado trail, napa; 707 258-2558 open daily 10-5

Rios Wine – 1334-B lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1376 open daily 10:30-6:30

Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4661

open by appointment

Road 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200

open by appointment only

Robert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555

open by appointment

Robert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4

Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177

open by appointment

Robert Mondavi – 7801 St. helena hwy 29, oakville; 707 968-2001 open daily 10-5

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Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 open daily 10-4:30

Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004

open by appointment

ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 open daily 10-5

Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-888-302-2575

By appointment

Rudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577

open tues-Sat by appointment

Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025

open by appointment

Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353

open by appointment

Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30

RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5

Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30

Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4

Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592

open Mon-Sat by appointment

Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105

open by appointment

Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889

open by appointment

Savour Saint Helena – 649 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-5445 open daily 10-8

Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980

open by appointment only

School House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240

open by appointment

Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 open daily by appointment 10-4

Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882

open by appointment

Sciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3

open by appointment only

Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339

open by appointment

SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 open daily 10:30-5

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877

open by appointment

Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154

open by appointment

Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990

fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointment

Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930

open by appointment only

Silver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5

Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569

fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by appt

Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 open daily 10-5

Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391

open by appointment

Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283

open by appointment

Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848

open by appointment

SOMERSTON RANCH TASTING ROOM – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 Daily 10am-10pm

SOMERSTON VINEYARDS – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4

Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757

open by appointment

Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134

open by appointment

Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188

open by appointment

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Save up to $25

2867 St. helena north, St. helena | open Daily 10am-5pm

707-265-5000 | www.stclement.com

St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5

St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 967-9463

open by appointment

ST. SUPÉRY – 8440 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 800 942-0809 open daily 10-5

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2020 open daily 10-4:30

Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198

open by appointment

Staglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477

open by appointment

Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441

By advance appointment only

Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272

open daily 10:30-4:30 by appt

STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-fri 10:30-5

Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Children OK Sat-Sun 10-5

Stoneheath Winery – napa; 707 257-0701

open by appointment

Stonehedge Winery – 1004 clinton St, napa; 707 256-4444 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-8

Stony Hill Vineyard – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636

open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt only

Storybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310

open by appointment

Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646

open daily 10-5 by appointment

SUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings

Summit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488

open by appointment

SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings

Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500

open by appointment

Tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823

open by appointment

Tamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6

TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun, Mon, Wed, thu, Sat 12-6, fri 12-8

Tasting Room, The – at the napa Wine co, 40 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 848-9630 open daily 10-4:30

Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-3593

open by appointment

Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780

By appointment only

Teachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432

open by appointment

Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526

tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only

Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340

open by appointment

The Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707

open by appointment

Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504

open by appointment only

Tom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267

open by appointment

Toolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7

Tournesol Wine – napa; 707 287-7557

open by appointment only

Trahan Winery – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 11-6

Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 oak Knoll Ave, napa; 707 255-7700 open daily 10-4:30

Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 967-8027

open by appointment

Trespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804

open by appointment

Trinchero Family Estates – 3070 n. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 1-800-473-4454 open daily 10-5

Trinitas Cellars – at the Meritage resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-3012 open daily 11-7

Tristant – 1012 Bale ln, calistoga; 707 942-0600

open by appointment

Truchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153

open by appointment

Tudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947

open by appointment

Tulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064

open by appointment

TURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-5

Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 800-505-4850 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5

Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by appt

Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 open daily 12-8

Up Valley Vintners – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004 thu-Sat 11-8, Sun, Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 12-5

V Madrone – 3169 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573

open by appointment

V Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7

V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)

Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours

Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130

open daily 10-6 by appointment

Varozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331

open by appointment only

Velo Vino – pour clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-6

Venge – 4708 Silverado trail, napa; 707 942-9100

Wed-Sun by appointment only

Verismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463)

open by appointment only

Vermeil – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8

Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110

open by advance appointment

Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750

tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt

Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 greenwood Ave, calistoga; 707 942-6995

open daily 10-4:30 by appointment

Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364

open daily 10-5 by appointment

Vineyard 29 – 2929 St helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-9292

open by appointment

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Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963.9425

Mon-fri 10-2 by appointment

VinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943

open by appointment

Vintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, napa; 707 255-7150 open daily 11-6

Volker Eisele Family – 3080 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9485

open by appointment only

Volta Wine– 3108 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060

open by appointment only

Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. rd, calistoga; 707 942-0930 open by appointment 10:30-4:30

W. H. Smith– 1307 lincoln Avenue, Suite B, calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun, Mon, tue, thu 10-5, fri-Sat 10-6:30

WATERSTONE – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OK

Waugh Cellars – napa; 888-883-Wine (9463)

open by appointment only

Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5924

open ralph is there

Whetstone Wine Cellars – tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, napa; 707 254-0600 open by appointment

White Cottage Ranch – 555 college Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 open by appointment 10-5

WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. helena hwy S. (hwy 29), St. helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 open daily 10-5:45

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours

White Rock Vineyard – napa

open by appointment only

William Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint helena hwy north, St. helena; 707 963-6100

open by appointment only

William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open daily 11-5

WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak road, napa; 707 265-3024 open daily 10-5 by appt

Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs

WINE GARAGE – 1020 foothill Blvd (hwy 29), calistoga; 707 942-5332 open Wed-Sat 11-6

Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 napa town center, napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-tue 11-7, Wed-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7

Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder rd, napa; 707 265-8798

open by appointment only

Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall ln, St. helena; 707 967-8046

open by appointment

X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, napa; 707 204-9522

open by appointment only

Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 redwood rd, napa; 707-226-1800

open daily by appointment only

Young Ridge Estate – 1200 thompson Ave, napa; 707 265-8400

open by appointment only

Z-52 – Poured at taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-9

Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 lake county hwy; calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30

ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 963-5188 open daily 10-4:30

Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings

SONOMA COUNTY

A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1385 open by appointment only

Acorn Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440

open by appointment only

Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 open by appointment only

– 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-9099 Daily 11-7

Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174

open by appointment only

Akoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 996-1787

open by appointment only

Albini Family Vineyards – 886 Jensen ln, Windsor; 707 838-9249

open by appointment only

ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 800 405-5987 open daily 10-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings

Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7209 open daily 10-5

Amista Vineyards – 3320 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9200 open daily 11-4:30

AMOROSA BELLA – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open daily 11-4:30

Anaba Wines – 60 Bonneau rd, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 open daily 10:30-5:30

Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Archipel – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800-273-0177 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5

Arista Winery – 7015 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0606 open daily 11-5

ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 433-2222 open daily 11-5

Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings

Arnot-Roberts – healdsburg; 707 433-2400

open by appointment only

Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30

Atascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 824-8204

open by appointment only

Audelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 933-8514 open daily 11-5

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Balletto – 5700 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 568-2455 open daily 10-5

B. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 800-330-4064 open daily 10-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings

B Wise Vnyds – 9077 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9169 Wed-Sun 10:30-5

Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 open daily 11-4:30

Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner rd, Santa rosa; 707 578-4091

open by appointment only

Bedarra Vineyards – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30

Benovia Winery – 3339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441

open by appointment only

Benziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 888 490-2739 open daily 10-5

Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

Blue Rock Vineyards – cloverdale; 707 481-0867

open by appointment only

Bonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420

open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter)

Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5

Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200

Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726

open by appointment only

Buena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5

C. Donatiello – Poured at Vin couture: 322 healdsburg Ave c, healdsburg; 707 431-1011 open by appointment only

Cahill Winery – 4950 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-1335 Mon-fri 9-4, Sat-Sun 10-5

Camellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6

Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457

open by appointment only

Carol Shelton – 3354-B coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 575-3441 open by appointment, 11-4

Cass Winery – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue-Wed 4-6

CELLARS OF SONOMA – 133 fourth Street, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

Chalk Hill – 10300 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 657-4837 open daily 10-4

CHANDELLE WINERY – at the cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6

CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6

Charles Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852

open by appointment only

Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 open by appointment fri 10 & 2

Chateau Felice – 322 healdsburg Avenue, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 thu-Sun 11-10

CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERY

VOTED ‘BEST TASTING ROOM’

Enjoy Acclaimed Gardens • Gourmet Picnic Fare • Wines by the Glass

2 for 1 Tasting in the Visitor Center with this ad

8555 Sonoma highway, Kenwood

www.chateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572

Christie Vineyards – 851 limerick lane, healdsburg; 707 431-0662

open by appointment only

CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-2001 open daily 11-5

Picnic Area

Clarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012

open by appointment only

Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle two rock rd, Petaluma; 707 766-7466

open by appointment only

Claypool Cellars – 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Ste 500 , Sebastopol; 707 861-9358

Sat-Sun 1-5 or by appt

CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4000 open daily 10-6

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings

Clos du Bois – 19410 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-3100 open daily 10-4:30

Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841

open by appointment only

Collier Falls – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200

Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal

Copain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822

open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt

Corda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310

open by appointment only

Coturri Winery – 6725 enterprise rd, geln ellen; 707 525-9125

open by appointment only

D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2900 llano rd, Santa rose; 707 795-7052

open by appointment only

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D’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5

Dashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Da Vero – 766 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5

David Coffaro – 7485 Dry creek rd, geyserville; 707 433-9715 open daily 11-4

David Noyes – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

Davis Family Vnyds – 52 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3858 thu-Sun 11-4:30

Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 open daily 10:30-4:30

Dehlinger – 4101 Vine hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378

Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays only

De La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711

open daily 11-4:30t

Del Carlo – 4939 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 484-2430

open by appointment only

DE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5

DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 800 546-7718 open daily 10:30-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Deux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945

open by appointment only

Downtown Wine Cellars – 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5

Draxton Wines – 4001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 open daily 10:30-5

DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200

Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal

Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1000 open daily 10:30-4:30

Duchamp Estate – 280 chiquita rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6665

open by appointment only

DUNAH VINEYARDS – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852

open by appointment only

DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2700 open daily 11-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

Dutton Estate – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 open daily 10-5

Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 grevenstein highway north, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 open daily 10-4:30

Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 994-2454 open daily 10:30-5:30

Ehret Winery – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 open daily 12-6

Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 996-1364

Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

Eric Kent Wine Cellars – Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700

nov 15 -Aug 15 by appt

ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 939-8525 open daily 11-5

Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1637 open daily 10-5

Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 open daily 10:30-4:30

Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma hwy. 12; 888 433-6555 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-feb closed tu-We

FAVERO VNYDS – 3939 lovall Valley rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939

open by appointment only

– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal

FERRARI-CARANO

VINEYARDS AND WINERY

Taste World-Class Wines • Stroll Acres of Lush Gardens

Tours and Private Tastings by Appointment

2 for 1 Classic Wines Tasting with this ad

8761 Dry creek road, healdsburg • ferrari-carano.com • 707-433-6700

FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD

113 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 431-2222 tue-Sun 11-6

Field Stone Winery – 10075 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7266 open daily 10-5

Fisher Vineyards – 6200 St.helena rd; 707 539-7511

open by appointment only

Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661x32

open by appointment

Foggy Valley – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5

Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 11-5

Forchini Vineyards – 5141 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8886

fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-thur by appt

Forth Vnyds – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

FOYT FAMILY WINES – Poured at Meadowcroft Wine:, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6

Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1400 open daily 11-6

Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-6937

open by appointment only

Freestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 Daily 11-5

Frick – 23072 Walling road, geyserville; 707 857-1980

Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers fri)

FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher creek rd, cloverdale; 707 894-3389 open daily 10:30-4:30

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings

Gann Family – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

Garden Creek Ranch– 2335 geysers rd, geyserville; 707 433-8345

open by appointment only

Gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside rd, healdsburg;707 473-2909 open daily 10:30-4:30

Geyser Peak Winery – At canyon rd, 22281 chianti rd, geyserville; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5

Glen Lyon Vineyards – Sonoma; 707 833-0032 open daily 11-6

GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 open daily 10-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings

Gofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801

open by appointment only

Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1645

open by appointment only

Gourmet Au Bay – 913 hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-thu 11-7

Graton Ridge – 3561 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 fri-Mon 10-4:30

Gunfighter – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma; 707 938-5277 open daily 11-4:30

GUERRERO FERNANDEZ – at cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6

Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs road, geyserville; 707 433-2371

Sat 10-4 or by appt

Hanna Winery – 9280 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 431-4310 open daily 10-4

5353 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 575-3371 open daily 10-4

Hanzell Vineyards – 18596 lomita Avenue, Sonoma; 707 996-3860

open by appointment only

Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli road, forestville; 707 887-8011 open daily 10-4:30

Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm: 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5

Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 573-8711 open daily 10-5

Hauck Cellars – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065

Mon-thu 11:30-4:30, fi-Sun 11:30-5, closed Wed

Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 open daily 10-5

Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 open daily 12-6

Hawley Wines – 6387 W Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2705

open by appointment only

Haywood Winery – 25 east napa St, Ste c; 707 933-3001 open daily 11-6

Highway 12 Winery – 498 first St. e, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 open daily 10:30-5:30

HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, glen ellen; 707 938-7622 thu-Sun 11-6

Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5

Holdredge – 51 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-1424

Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt

Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-4

Hook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30

HOP KILN WINERY

HKG ESTATE WINES

honoring the Past, handcrafting the future

2 for 1 wine tasting offer with this ad

6050 Westside road, healdsburg

(707) 433-6491, hopKilnWinery.com

Hudson Street Wineries – 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

Icaria Creek Winery – 27750 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707 486-9623

open by appointment only

IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200

Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal

Imagery Estate – 14355 hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30

Inman Family – 3900 Piner road, Santa rosa; 707 293-9576

fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.

Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360 coffey ln Suite e, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30

Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-4:30

J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm: 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5

J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8pm, late weekends

J Rickards Winery – 24505 chianti rd, cloverdale; 707 758-3441 tue-Sat 11-4

J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-3646 open daily 11-5

JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 open daily 10-5:30

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JAMES FAMILY – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

JAQK CELLARS – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200

Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal

JCB TASTING ROOM & WINE BAR – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9

Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-4

John Tyler Wines – 4353 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123 open daily 10:30-5

Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250

open by appointment only

JOSEPH JEWELL – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 laguna rd, forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30

Kachina – 4551 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 332-7917

open by appointment only

Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700

open by appointment only

Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348

Sat Sun 11-4 or by appt

Kaz Winery – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5

Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 open daily 10-5

Keller Estate – 5875 lakeville hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 thu-Sun 11- 4:30

Kelley & Young – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 fulton rd, fulton; 707 571-8100 open daily 10-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings

KENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-7102 open daily 10-5

Children & Pets OK

Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 open daily 10-4:30

Kings Hill Cellars – 3404 Kings hill rd, Santa rosa; 707 538-0704

open by appointment only

Kokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30

Korbel Champagne Cellars – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5

Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 536-1532

open by appointment only

Kunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-4

La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 800 314-1762 open daily 10:30-5:30

La Czar Vineyards – 7870 giusti rd, forestville; 707 887-3400

open by appointment only

Lago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Lake Sonoma Winery – Poured at Valley of the Moon: 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 800 750-9463 open daily 10-4:30

Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9600 open daily 10:30-4:30

Lancaster Estate – 15001 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209

open by appointment only

Landmark – 101 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 open daily 10-4:30

Larson Family – 23355 Millerick rd, Sonoma; 707 938-3031 open daily 10-5

LA SIRENA – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

Lasseter Family – 1 Vintage Way, glen ellen; 707 933-2814

fri-Mon 11 & 2 by appt only

Laurel Glen – 14301 Arnold Dr Suite 5, glen ellen; 707 933-9877

open by appointment only

LEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 open daily 10-5

Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings

Leonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 954 401-0096

Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by appt

Limerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-9211 open daily 10-5

Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma hwy, glen ellen; 707 996-2750 thu-Mon 11-4:30

Littorai Wines – 788 gold ridge rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586

open by appointment only

Locals Tasting Room – corner of geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707-857-4900 open daily 11-6

Longboard Vineyards – 5 fitch St, healdsburg; 707 433-3473 open daily 11-6

LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 935-7221

open daily 11-5 by appt

Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours

Lynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 11-4

MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312

open by appointment only

MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolia Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780

open by appointment only

Macrae Family – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

MacRostie Winery – 21481 eighth St e, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480

Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment

MADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6

MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-4052

fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-thur by appt

– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6

Marimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4

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Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, Windsor; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5

MARTIN RAY – 2191 laguna road, Santa rosa; 707 823-2404 open daily 11-5

Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1909

open by appointment only

Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley rd, Santa rosa; 707 528-6464 open daily 10-4:30

MATRIX – 3291 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1911 open daily 11-5

Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-0804 open daily 10-5

MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive at highway 12, glen ellen; 707 938-9401 open daily 10:30-6:30

MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 open daily 10:30-6:30

MAYO FAMILY – Poured at the cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6

MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8159 open daily 11-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

MEADOWCROFT WINES

Catch the Buzz

Located in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot that

features a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.

open Daily 11-5 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090

Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8845 open daily 10-5

Meeker Vineyards – 21035 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 431-2148 open daily 10:30-6

Mercury Winery – 21015 geyserville Avenue, geyserville; 707 857-9870 thu-Mon 11-6

Merriam Vnyds – 11650 los Amigos rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4032 open daily 10-5

Merry Edwards – 2959 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050

open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended

Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427

open by appointment only

Mietz Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Daily 10:30-4:30

Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5

MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320

open by appointment only

Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499

open by appointment only

MOONDANCE CELLARS

Formerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars produces

small lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured by

the winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery.

Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)

Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday

707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcome

MOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30

Mountain Terraces – glen ellen; 707 481-7377

open by appointment only

Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148

Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4:30 or by appt

Mueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4

Munselle Vineyards – 3763 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-9988

open by appointment only

Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 499-7644 open daily 10:30-5:30

Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6

Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 942-6180

open by appointment only

Nalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040

Sat 12-5 & by appt

Nicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6

Novy Family – 981 Airway ct, Ste e & f, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3

Notables – 11020 eastside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8460

open by appointment only

Occidental Road Cellars – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9400

open Sat 1-4 or by appt

Old World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 490-6696

open by appointment only

Optima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222

open by appointment only

ORCHARD STATION WINERY – at Moondance cellars: 14301 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5

Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148

open by appointment only

Palmeri – Poured at terroirs Artisan Wines: 21002 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30

Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0422 open daily 11-4:30

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PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 thomas lake harris Dr, Santa rosa; 707 528-Wine open daily 11-5

Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

PARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 open daily 11-6

Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Parmelee Hill – 1695 Sperring rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905

open by appointment only

Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5

Pasterick Vnyd – 3491 West Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4655

open by appointment only

Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879

open by appointment only

Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:30

Pellegrini Family – 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244

open by appointment only

Pendleton Estate – 35100 hwy 128, cloverdale; 707 894-3732

open by appointment only

Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Peters Family – 2064 hwy. 116 n, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111

open by appointment only

Peterson – 4791 Dry creek rd Bldg 7, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 By appointment Sat-Sun 11-4:30

Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Petroni Vineyards – 990 cavedale road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311

open by appointment

Pezzi King Vnyds – 3225 W Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9388

open by appointment only

Philip Staley – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Portalupi – 107 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0960 open daily 10:30-7

Porter Bass Winery – 11750 Mays canyon rd, guerneville; 707 869-1475

open by appointment only

Porter Creek – 8735 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6321 open daily 10:30-4:30

Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3372 open daily 11-4:30

Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8333 open daily 11-5

R2 Wine Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330 open daily 11-6

Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Ram’s Gate – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 721-8700 thur-Mon 10-6

Ramey Wine Cellars – 25 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-0870

open by appointment only

Ravenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30

Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8559 open daily 11-5

Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500 open daily 10-4:30

RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

RICHARDSON WINERY – Poured at cellar Door in Sonoma: 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-6

Ridge Vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7721 open daily 11-4; Summer fri-Sun till 5

River Road Vnyds – 5220 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130

open by appointment only

Roadhouse Winery – 240 center St, healdsburg; 707 922-6362 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-7

Robert Hunter – 15655 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 328-0173

open by appointment only

Robert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood rd, fulton; 707 578-1601

fri-Sun 10-5, thu-Mon by appt

Robert Young Estate – 4960 red Winery rd, geyserville; 707 431-4811 open daily 10-4:30

Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 By appt Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 935-7115 open daily 11-6

Rochioli – 6192 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2305

thu-Mon 11-4, tue-Wed by appt

Rocking Z – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-1533

Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK open daily 10-5

Roessler – 380 first St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 open daily 11-6

Route 128 Winery – 21079 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 696-0004 thur-Sun 11-6

Rued – 3850 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3261 open daily 11-4:30

Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 open daily 10-4

Russian River Vineyards – 5700 gravenstein hwy n, forestville; 707 887-3344 open daily 11-5

Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison rd; Santa rosa; 707 542-3138

open by appointment only

Sadler-Wells Winery – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272

open by appointment only

Sapphire Hill – 55 front Street, healdsburg; 707 431-1888 thurs-Mon 11-4:30

Saracina/Atrea – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2285 open daily 10-4

Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry creek road, geyserville; 707 473-2992 open daily 11-5

SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area

Scribe Winery –2300 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 939-1858

open by appointment only

SEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200

Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal

SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 933-3230 open daily 11-5

Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed

Seghesio Winery – 700 grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-3579 open daily 10–5

Selby Winery – 215 center St, healdsburg; 707 431-1288 open daily 11-5

Shane Wine Cellars –novato; 415 342-7926

open by appointment only

Sheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755

thu 4-8 or by appt

Siduri Wines – 981 Airway court, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3

Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 chianti road, geyserville; 707 942-7082

Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by appt

Simi Winery – 16275 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-3232 open daily 10-5

Simoncini Vineyards – 2303 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8811

open by appointment only

Skewis Wines – 57 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-2160 fri-Mon 11-4

SL Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

Small Vines Wines – 2160 green hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-0886

open by appointment only

SODA ROCK WINERY – 8015 highway 128, healdsburg; 707 433-3303 open daily 11-5

Sojourn Cellars –141 e. napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-7212

Daily 10-5 by appointment

Sonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser rd, Windsor, 877 797-3489 Appointments recommended, thu-Mon 10-4

SONOMA ENOTECA – 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200

Wed-Mon 11-6, tue hours seasonal

Sonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 707 769-5203 Mon-Sat 12-5

Spann Vineyards – 111 east napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 Daily 12-6

ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours

St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. helena road; Santa rosa; 707 538-8674 open daily 9-5 by appointment

Starlite Vineyards – 5511 highway 128, geyserville; 707 431-1102

Sat & Sun 11-5 or by appt

Stephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7

Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520

open by appointment only

Stonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128, healdsburg; 800 355-8008

fri-Mon 11-4:30 or by appt

Stryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 open daily 10:30-5

Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745

fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommended

SUNCE WINERY – 1839 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-9463 open daily 10:30-5

Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-fri 11-4

Talty – 7127 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8438

fri-Mon 12-4 or by appt

Tara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049

open by appointment only

Teira Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5

Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 geyserville Ave, Ste 101, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30

Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8031 open daily 11-5

Three Alarm – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8, later on weekends

Thumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, healdsburg; 707 433-2393 open daily 11-6. fri & Sat 11-7

Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5

Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30

TOPEL

Exquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown to

exacting organic and biodynamic standards

MARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORS

Visit the tasting room, located just steps off Healdsburg Plaza.

open Daily 11-7

125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-4116

TR ELLIOT – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

Trecini Cellars – 441 Beaver St, Santa rosa; 707 525-9400

open by appointment only

TRENTADUE – 19170 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 433-3104 open daily 10-5

Tres Hermanas – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

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Trione Winery – 19550 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 814-8100 thur-Sun 10-5

Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-9545 open daily 11-5

Two Amigos – 25 east napa St, Sonoma open daily 11-6

Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside rd, healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5

Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6

Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5590

open by appointment only

UPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 566-9153

tue-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon by appt

Valdez Family Wines – 595 Santana Dr, cloverdale; 707 894-3710

Sat 11-4, fri & Sun by appt

Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 939-4500 open daily 10-4:30

Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177

open by appointment only

VIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4726 open daily 10-5

Vin Couture Lounge – 322 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 thu-Sun 11-10

VML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-4404 open daily 11-5

Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 river rd, cloverdale; 707 894-5166

open by appointment only

Wellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 939-0708 open daily 11-5

Westwood Winery – 11 e. napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Mon-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5

White Oak Vineyards – 7505 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-8429 open daily 10-5

Williamson – 134 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 433-1500 open daily 11-7

Williams Selyem – 7227 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6425

open by appointment only

Willowbrook – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

WILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Wind Gap Wines – forestville; 707 887-9100

open by appointment only

Windsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050

open by appointment only

Windsor Vineyards – Poured at Vintage Wine estates: 308B center St, healdsburg; 707 921-2893 open daily 11-7

Wine Tree Farm – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

Woodenhead – 5700 river rd, Santa rosa; 707 887-2703 open thu-Mon 10:30-4:30

XYZin – Poured at geyser Peak: 22281 chianti rd, healdsburg; 707 857-9400 open daily 10-5

Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8511

fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointment

Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4410 open daily 11-4:30

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VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS

Our wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Room

or through our Wine Club Enoteca.

We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.

9077 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood • open Daily 10am-5pm

707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.com

Ahlgren Vineyard – 20320 hwy 9, Boulder creek; 800 338-6071

Sat 12-4 or by appointment

Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172

Sat 12-5 or by appointment

Aptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680

open by appointment only

Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, capitola; 831 462-1065 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-f 12-6

Bargetto Winery – 3535 n. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 open daily 12-5

Beauregard – 10 Pine flat road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-Wine

nov-April: open daily 11-5, May-oct: closed tue

Big Basin– 830 Memory lane, Boulder creek; 831 621-8028

open by appointment only

Big Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-thu 11-5, fri-Sat 11-7

Black Ridge – 18550 Black rd, los gatos; 408 399-6396

open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointment

Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 888 819-6789 open daily 12-5, summer till 6

Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120

open by appointment only

BURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit rd, los gatos; 408 353-6290 open thu-Sun 11-5

Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Byington Winery – 21850 Bear creek road, los gatos; 408 354-1111 tue-Sun 11-5, Winter: Wed-Sun 11-5

Calera – 11300 cienega road, hollister; 831 637-9170 open daily 11-4:30

Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass hwy, hollister; 800 543-1702 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 8-7:30

Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 liberta Drive, Morgan hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5

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Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, capitola; 831 476-2282 tue-thu 4-11, fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9

Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977

open by appointment only

Cinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 open daily 11-5, fri 11-8

Clos LaChance – 1 hummingbird ln, San Martin; 800 itS-Wine open daily 11-5

Clos Tita – 4 Kendall lane, Santa cruz; 831 439-9235

open by appointment only

Cooper-Garrod – 22645 garrod rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5

Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa cruz; 831 425-Wine fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6

Creekview Vineyards – 12467 creekview ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5

Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-Wine Wed-Sun 11-5

David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5

DeRose Vineyards – 9970 cienega Valley road, hollister; 831 636-9143

Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointment

Domenico Wines – 1697 industrial rd, San carlos; 650 593-2335 open daily 12-5

Enz – 1781 limekiln road, hollister; 831 637-6443

By appointment only

Equinox Champagne Cellar – 427-c Swift St, Santa cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 fri-Sun 12-5

Fernwood Cellars – 7137 redwood retreat, gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5

Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-8986

open by appointment only

Fortino Winery – 4525 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-3305 tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5

Guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith rd, hollister; 831 902-9106

Weekends July thru Sept

GUGLIELMO WINERY

With three generations of grape growing and wine making,

we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.

Daily 10-5, closed major holidays

1480 east Main Avenue, Morgan hill

408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.com

Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 831 335-4441 open daily 12-5

Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133

open by appointment only

Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-8755 open daily 10-5

Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500

Sat 12-5, Sun 2-5 & by appointment

Hunter Hill – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294

Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt

J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 open daily 10-5

Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 846-8463 thur-Mon 12-5

Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 847-8827 (3855 Day rd for events) open daily 10-5

Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551

open by appointment only

La Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104

Sat 11-5 or by appt

La Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo road, half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 open daily 10-5

Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, hollister; 831 636-1023 open daily 11-5

LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 loma Prieta Way, los gatos; 408 353-2950

Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt

Martin Ranch – 6675 redwood retreat road, gilroy; 408 842-9197 open third weekend of each month 12-4

Mesa Del Sol Esate – 45803 Arroyo Seco rd, greenfield; 831 624-8527

open by appointment only

Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777

open by appointment only

MJA VINEYARDS – 328A ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 Mon-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-8

MJA VINEYARDS – 24900 highland Way, los gatos (Sta cruz Mtns); 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 12-6

Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan hill; 408 779-7389 tue-Sun 10-5

Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Sat-Sun 12-5

Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821

open by appointment only

Muns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663

open by appointment only

Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871

Special events & by appointment

Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4

Odonata – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5

Organic Wine Works – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 800-oWW-Wine open daily 12-5

Osocalis Distillery – 5579 old San Jose rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718

open by appointment only

P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 hopkins gulch rd, Boulder creek; 831 338-0172

open by appointment only

Pietra Santa – 10034 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-1991

Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

Pelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-5

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Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5

Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601

Sat 11-4 or by appointment

Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826

Summer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointment

POETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478

fri-Sun 12-5 or by appt

Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey hwy, gilroy; 800 842-6262 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6

Regale Winery – 24040 Summit road, los gatos; 408 353-2500 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-5

Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233

Sat-Sun 11-4 & by appt

River Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112

open by appointment only

Roudon -Smith – 18 hanger Way Ste B-c, Watsonville; 831 438-1244

Sat 12-5 or by appointment

Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-6209 Wed-Sun 12-5

Sarah’s Vineyard – 4005 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-1947 open daily 12-5

Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5

Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 congress Springs rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 open daily 11-5

Silver Mountain – Silver Mountain rd, Miller cutoff; 408 353-2278 Sat 12-5

Silver Mountain – 402 ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa cruz; 831 466-0559 thu-Sun 12-5

Solis – 3920 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-6306 open daily 12-5

Sones Cellars – 334 B ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 420-1552

fri-Sun 12-5 or by appt

Soquel Vineyards – 8063 glen haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4

Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa cruz; 831 458-5030 open daily 12-5

Summerayne – 770 limekiln road, hollister; 831 902-5638

open by appointment only

Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas road, Morgan hill; 408 779-4738 thu, fri, Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5

Team Zin – 830-3 Jury court, San Jose; 408 445-2508

1st Sun of the month

Testarossa Winery – 300-A college Ave, los gatos; 408 354-6150 open daily 11-5

Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5

Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, gilroy; 408 842-7016 tue-Sun 12 -5

Travieso Winery – 165 cristich lane, #f, campbell; 650 248-5641 Saturdays 11-4 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5

Trout Gulch – 427 Swift St, Ste c, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705

open by appointment only

Villa del Monte Winery – 23076 Summit rd, los gatos; 888 788-4583

open one weekend/month or by appt

Vinocruz – 725 front St, #101, Santa cruz; 831 426-8466 Mon-thu 11-7, fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6

VINE HILL – 2300 Jarvis road, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436

open third weekend each month 12-5 & special events

Vino Prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Ste B, Santa cruz; 831 426-0750 Mon-tue 2-8, Wed-fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8

Vino Tabi – 334c ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426 1809 Wed-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6

Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463

Sat 12-5 & by appt

Woodside Vineyards – 205 constitution Dr, Menlo Park; 650 851-3144

open by appointment only

Zayante Vineyards – 420 old Mount rd; felton; 831 335-7992

Special events & by appointment

CARMEL VALLEY

Bernardus – 5 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 open daily 11-5

Boekenoogen – 24 West carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 open daily 11-5

Boëté Vineyards – 7156 carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 open daily 12-5

Carmel Hills – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 thur-tue 12-6

Caraccioli Cellars – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel Valley; 831 622-7722 Mon-thu 2-7, fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-7

Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 624-2600 Mon-fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5

Chateau Sinnet – 13746 center Street, carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 open daily 12-6

Chesebro Wines – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2125 fri-Mon 12-5

Chock Rock Vnyd – 1 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 thu-Mon 11:30-5:30

Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel Valley; 831 620-0645 open daily 12- 6

Figge Cellars – at Winefield gallery: Dolores St between 7th & ocean, carmel Valley; 831 384-4149 Wed-Sun 2-8

Galante Vineyards – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel Valley; 831 624-3800 open daily 12-6 (closed until spring)

Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-thu 11-4:30, fri-Sun 11-6

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 open daily 11-5

Holman Ranch – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2640 fri-Sun 11-6

Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 open daily 11-5

Joyce Vineyards – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2885 fri-Sun 11-5

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Otter Cove Wines – at terra nove Wine Bar: 315 calle Principal, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 open daily 12-5

Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5

Robert Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Mon-fri 11-4:30, Sat-Sun 11-5

Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge – 7th & San carlos, carmel; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-7

Silvestri Vnyds – (opening March 1) 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1700 thu-Sun 11-5

Southern Latitudes Wines - lincoln St. between ocean & 6th, carmel Valley; 831-622-7652 Wed-Sun 11-6

Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between ocean & 7th, carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 fri-Sun 12-5

Wrath Wines – carmel Plaza, corner of ocean Ave. and Mission St, carmel; 831 678-2212 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

MONTEREY WINERIES

A Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Ste KK, Monterey; 831 646-5446 open daily 10-6

Bargetto Winery – 700 cannery row Suite g, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Mon-fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-7

Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 open daily 12-6

Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090

open by appointment only

Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149

Mon-fri by appointment only

McIntyre Vineyards – in hyatt regency: 1 old golf course rd Ste 1, Monterey; 831 649-9463 Mon-Wed 9-7, thu-Sun 8-8

Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 12-6:30, fri-Sat 12-8

Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 open daily 11-5

Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 open daily 12-8

SALINAS VALLEY

A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980

Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6, closed Sun

Boekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Sat-Sun 12-4

De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176

open by appointment only

HAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-fri 11-4

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5

Hammond Vnyds– 655 river road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5

Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 fri-Sun 11-5

Marilyn Remark – 645 river road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, holidays 11-5

Mesa Del Sol Vineyards & Retreat – 45803 Arroyo Seco rd,greenfield; 831 624-8527 open by appt only

Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4

Pessagno Winery – 1645 river road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 11-5

Ray Franscioni – 132720 river road; gonzales; 831 455-1096

open by appointment only

Robert Talbott Vineyards – 1380 river road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 thu-Mon 11-5

Scheid Vineyards – 1972 hobson Avenue, greenfield; 831 386-0316 open daily 11-5

Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco road, greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5

Ventana Vineyards – 38740 los coches road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most holidays 11-5

Wrath Wines – 35801 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 thu-Mon 11-5

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES

TASTE MORGAN

Featuring the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farm

in the crossroads carmel, rio road at highway 1 / carmel

open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.com

Albertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475

open by appointment

Barra of Mendocino – 7051 n. State Street, redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 open daily 10-5

Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069

open daily11-8

Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7

Brassfield Estate – 10915 high Valley rd, clearlake oaks; 707 998-1895

Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in Winter

Breggo Cellars – 11001 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 open daily 11-5

Brutocao Cellars – 7000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 open daily 10-5

Brutocao Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1664 open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5

Campovida – 13601 old river road, hopland; 707 744-8797

open by appointment

Ceago Vinegarden – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open daily 10-5

Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Wed-Sun 11-5:30

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Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill creek rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146

open by appointment only

Claudia Springs – 1810 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5

Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs rd. n., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651

May-oct, fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt

Demuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729

open by appointment

Dogwood Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, Ste h, hopland; 707 743-0301

Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri by appt

Drew Family – 9000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 thu-Mon 11-5

Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. house road, hopland; 707 744-1493

open by appointment

Dunwood Vineyards – 2399 n. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985

open by appointment

Eden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 open by appointment

Elke Vineyards – 12351 hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 fri-Mon 11-5

Esterlina – 1200 holmes ranch road, Philo; 707 895-2920

open by appointment only

Foursight Wines – 14475 highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 fri-Mon 10-4:30

Frey – 14000 tomki rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5177

Mon-fri 10-5, by appointment

Germain-Robin – P. o. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314

open by appointment only Mon-frid

Giuseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401 School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment only

Goldeneye Winery – 9200 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 open daily 11-4

Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.hwy 101; Suite 3, hopland; 707 744-8466 open daily 10-5

Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 open daily 10-5

Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point lakeview road, lower lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5

Handley Cellars – 3151 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5

Harmonique Wines – 1810 hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5

Hawk and Horse – 13048 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-0910

open by appointment only

High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 e. State highway 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9400 tue-Sat 11-5

Husch Vineyards – 4400 hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 open daily 10-5

JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. hwy 101, hopland; 877-462-0666 open daily 10-5

Jeriko Estate – 12141 hewlitt & Sturtevant rd, hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4

Jim Ball Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 open daily 11-5

Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 gaddy lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995

By appointment

Lake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper lake; 707 275-8030 thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6

Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5

Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30

Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304

open by appointment only

Londer Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 thu-Mon 11-5

Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 ell river rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 Wine (9463)

open by appointment only

Maple Creek Winery – 20799 hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 open daily 10:30-5

Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243

open by appointment

Masút Vnyd & Winery – 1301 reeves canyon rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5466

open by appointment

McDowell Valley – 13380 S. hwy 101, hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5

McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. hwy 101 Suite #5, hopland; 707 744-8463 open daily 10-5

McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. hwy 101; hopland; 707 744-1986 open daily 10-5

Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 open daily 10-5

Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1396

open daily10-5

Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle rock road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 fri - Sun 11-5

Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213

open by appointment

Navarro Vineyards – 5601 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 open daily 10-5

Nelson Family – 550 nelson ranch road; Ukiah open daily 10-5

Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 old long Valley road, clearlake oaks; 707 998-0319

Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt

Oster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257

open by appointment

Pacific Star – 33000 north highway 1, fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 open daily 11-5

Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5

Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5

Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5

Philo Ridge – 14125 hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303

Sat-Sun by appointment

Ployez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5

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Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5

Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay rd, lakeport; 707 263-0100 fri-Sun 10-5

Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5

Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5

Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South highway 101, hopland; 707 894-3683 open daily 10-5

Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1671 open daily 11-5

Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5

Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5

Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629

thu-Sat 11-5 or by appt

Silversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointment

SIP! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-8375 open daily 11-5

Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30

Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5

Snows Lake Vnyd –lower lake; 707 994-9444

open by appointment

Sol Rouge – P.o. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000

open by appointment

Standish Wine Co. – 5101 hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5

Steele Wines – 4350 thomas Drive, at hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5

Terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114 tue-Sun 10-5

Terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, fri-Sun 11-5

Testa Vineyards – 6400 north State Street, calpella; 707 485-7051

open by appointment

Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo open daily 11-5

Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs rd, nice; 707 274-9373 open daily 10-5

Villa La Brenta – 1780 highway 53, clearlake; 707 994-4000 tue-Sun 10-5

Vin de Tevis – 51161 covelo rd, Dos rios; 707 983-8433

open by appointment only

Weibel Winery – 13275 So hwy 101, Ste 1, hopland; 707 744-2200 open Daily 10-5

Whaler Vineyards – 6200 e Side capella rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355

open by appointment only

Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 open daily 10-5

Yorkville Cellars – 25701 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6

ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 open Daily 10-5

SUISUN VALLEY

Blacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5

Blue Victorian Vineyards – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., fairfield; 707 422-8025 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6

Green Valley Cellars – 1635 Mason rd, green Valley; 707 864-2089

thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

King Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5

Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy road, Suisun city; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5

Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5

Mankas Hills Vineyards – 4185 chadbourne road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334

open by appointment only

Tenbrink Vineyards – 1793 rockville rd, Suisun Valley; 800-692-0723

open by appointment only

Rock Creek Vineyard – 4610 green Valley rd, green Valley; 707 864-2471

open by appointment only

Suisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 thu-Sun 12-5

Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5

Vezer Family Tasting Rm – 2522 Suite V Mankas corner road, fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6

Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025

tours & tasting by appointment only

Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5

Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 11-5

YOLO COUNTY

Berryessa Gap – 27260 hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201

tue-fri 12-4 or by appointment

Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 thurs 4:30-8:30, fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4

Bogle Vineyards – 37783 county rd, clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 10-

California Cellars – 15511 isleton road, isleton; 916 777-5747

open by appointment only

Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointment

Carvalho Family – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5

Heringer Estates – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1227 thu-Sun 11-5

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Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 currey rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 thu-Sun 12-5

River Grove Winery – 52183 clarksburg rd, clarksburg; 916 744-9000

open by appointment only

Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6

Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30

Six Hands Winery – 13783 isleton rd, Walnut grove; 916 776-2053

open by appointment only

Solomon Wine Co. – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744 1131 fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5

Three Wine Company– poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 707 933-9752 fri-Sun 11-5

Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5

Turkovich Family Wines– 304 railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 thu 12-6, fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5

Wilson Vineyards – clarksburg; 916 744-1456

open by appointment only

BAY AREA/LIVERMORE

Bent Creek Winery – 5455 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-6320 fri-Sun 12-4:30

Big White House – 6800 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30

Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4

Cedar Mountain – 7000 tesla rd, livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4

Charles R Vnyds – 8195 crane ridge rd, livermore; 925 454-3040 fri-Sun 12-4:30

Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares rd, castro Vly; 510 582-9900

Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)

Concannon – 4590 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2505 open daily 11-4:30

Crooked Vine – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30

Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914

fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment

Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800

thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by appt

Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30

Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo road, livermore; 925 584-6494

Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointment

el Sol – 8626 lupine Way, livermore; 925 606-1827 fri-Sun 12-5

Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377

Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt

Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 447-5246 fri-Sun 12-5

Garré Vineyard & Winery – 7986 tesla rd, livermore; 925 371-8200 fri-Sun 11:30-5

Hidden Creek – 5937 graham ct, Suite B, livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30

John Christopher – 25 So. livermore Ave, Ste 103, livermore; 925-456-Wine thu-Sun 12-6

La Rochelle – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6442 open daily 12-4:30

Las Positas Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore rd, livermore; 925 449-9463 Sat-Sun 12-5

Lavish Laines Winery – 2481 Buena Vista Ave, livermore; 925 321-0373 fri-Sun 11-7

Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria lane, livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30

Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton thu-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5

Livermore Valley Cellars– 2838 cellars Dr, livermore; 925 454-9463 Sat-Sun 12-5

LONGEVITY WINES – 2271 South Vasco rd, Ste B, livermore, 925-443-Wine fri-Sat-Sun 12-5

Marr Cellars – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5

McGRAIL VINEYARDS– 5600 greenville rd, livermore; 925 373-6214 fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointment

Miramont Estate – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5

24837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment only

Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 thu-Sun 12-5

Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines rd; livermore; 925 456-2390 May-oct open daily 11-4:30, nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30

NOTTINGHAM CELLARS – 2245 South Vasco rd, livermore; 925 294-8647 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30

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OCCASIO – 2245B South Vasco road, livermore; 925 371-1987 fri-Sun 12 to 5

Page Mill– 1960 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30

fri-Sunday & by appointment

Red Feather – 5700 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4

Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 447-8941 tue-fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30

Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5

Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5

Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-Wine open daily 11-5:30

Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 408-209-9498 fri-Sun 12-5

Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5

Steven Kent – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6440 open daily 12-4:30

Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30

Tamas Estate – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2380 open daily 12-4:30

Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff common, livermore; 925 960-1006 fri-Sun 12-5

Tesla Vintners – 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5

Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5

Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2305 open daily 11-4:30

Wente Vineyards Tasting Room – 5050 Arroyo rd, livermore; 925 456-2405 open daily 11-6:30

Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares rd, castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5

White Crane Winery – 5405 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-8085 thu-Mon 12-4:30

Wood Family Winery – 7702 cedar Mountain rd, livermore; 925 606-7411

TREASURE ISLAND

BODEGA WINE ESTATES – 751 13th St at Ave M, treasure island, San francisco

Fat Grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco; 415-388-8318

Hoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco

JUST JOSHIN – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco

KENDRIC VINEYARDS– 401 Avenue h, treasure island, San francisco; (707) 363-9462

KNIGHTSWOOD – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco

STEIN FAMILY WINES – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco

Treasure Island Wines – 95 9th Street and Ave i, treasure island, Sf; 415-394-9463

WINERY SF – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice

VIE – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice

Sol Rouge – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Bloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463

Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714

Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900

open by appointment

fri, Sat & Sun from 1-6pm

tue-Sun 12-5:30 pm

opening Soon

fri, Sat, Sun from 1-6pm

opening Soon

fri, Sat, Sun 1-6pm

fri, Sat, Sun 1-6pm

Mon-fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm

open daily 12-5, tours by appointment

open daily 12-5, tours by appointment

open daily 12-5, tours by appointment

Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm

open by appointment

open by appointment

Hannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5

Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper happy Valley road, lafayette; 925 283-1245

open by appointment

Lolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine Mon-fri 1-4

New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463

Odisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662

Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107

open by appointment

open by appointment

Sat 12-4 or by appt.

Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares road, castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5

Parkmon Vineyards – 55 laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980

Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463

Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279

Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463

Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465

Wedl Wine Cellars – 400 tate lane, oakley; 925 360-9677

open by appointment

open by appointment

Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.

open by appointment

Wed-Mon 9-5pm

open by appointment only

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