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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

O N T H E

C O V E R 11

Wine Garage

F E A T U R E D

W I N E R Y 20

Charles Krug Winery

T A S T I N G R O O M

O F T H E W E E K 34

Merryvale Vineyards

W I N E M A K E R

P R O F I L E 36

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A U G U S T 2 6 , 2 0 1 1 – I S S U E 3 5 – V O L U M E 3 0

ON THE COVER

Wine Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33

Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-43

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

Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

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

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

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

SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-61

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

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

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

Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-61

Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63

Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-66

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

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

LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

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

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

TO

TO

EUREKA

REDDING

1

Elk

Pt. Arena

Fort Bragg

Mendocino

Little

River

20

P P a a c c i i f f i i c c O O c c e e a a n n

Ukiah

Willits

Calpella

20

253

Boonville

Yorkville Hopland

128

Gualala Lake

Sonoma

Sea Ranch

Pt. Reyes

Timber Cove

Jenner

29

Lakeport

Geyserville

101

Clear

Lake

Guerneville

12 •

San Francisco

1

175

Half Moon

Bay

Cloverdale

Healdsburg

Bodega Bay

Sebastopol

116

Tomales

Pt. Reyes

Station

Muir

Woods

Pacifica

SFO

29

101

San

Rafael

1

101

Lower Lake

29

Middletown

Santa Rosa

280

Woodside

Kenwood

Glen

Ellen

Petaluma 116

n n S S a a

80

128

F r a n c

F r a n c

84

Clearlake

12

29

Sonoma

121

37

20

Yountville

San Pablo

Bay

580

i s c o

i s c o

53

Palo

Alto

92

B a y

Calistoga

Berkeley

84

St. Helena

Rutherford

12

121

580

Napa

24

Oakland

Alameda

Santa

Clara

12

Vallejo

680

780

4

121

Hayward

680

Pleasanton

880

680

Fremont

San Jose

Lake

Berryessa

Fairfield

Brooks

128 Winters

Davis

Concord

Walnut Creek

580

12

5

Williams

16

PASO ROBLES 117 158

MONTEREY 72

SAN JOSE

505

4

80

5

Sacramento

Rio Vista

Livermore

204 245 255 269 355 263 236 266 278

112 160 170 184 269 178 151 190 202

48 90 100 115 200 110 83 118 138

SAN FRANCISCO 45 55 70 155 75 48 88 142

SONOMA 22 44 129 39 14 68 131

SANTA ROSA 16 101 21 41 104 166

HEALDSBURG 86 26 56 118 181

MENDOCINO 111 141 195 266

CALISTOGA 27 86 149

NAPA 59 122

SACRAMENTO 84

MURPHYS

LAKE TAHOE

12

205

580

99

Lodi

99

Stockton

Manteca

88

4

49

Sutter

Creek

Auburn

50 Placerville

Oakdale

Modesto

49

Angels

Camp

Chinese

Camp

Jackson

Jamestown

Sonora

379

307

231

201

181

217

231

310

199

172

115

118

TO

RENO

TO

LAKE TAHOE

TO

YOSEMITE

Monterey Bay

Santa

Cruz

17

Morgan Hill

5

Capitola 152 Gilroy

Watsonville

Chowchilla

152

Moss Landing

156 99

8

Monterey

Pacific

Grove

Carmel

68

TO

BIG SUR &

MORRO BAY

Salinas

101

Gonzales

TO

PASO ROBLES &

SAN LUIS OBISPO

TO

LOS ANGELES

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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

How should I store unfinished wine overnight?

So, you cook dinner for yourself and you pick out a nice bottle

of wine, open it, and pour yourself couple of glasses paired nicely

with your meal. And you’re left with about half a bottle of wine that

you probably won’t pour until the next night. What do you do with

the leftover wine?

I’ll assume the cork pulled from the bottle has not been

damaged, or punctured through its full length. If it was, then you

first need to find a suitable closure, like an old cork saved from

another bottle that is in pretty good shape. Also good are rubber

wine bottle closures sold in many wine shops and tasting rooms.

You simply need a closure that seals the bottle opening well—

maybe not perfectly, but good enough for the short term. Of course,

if the bottle has a twist cap closure, this is not an issue, as long as

you haven’t already thrown away the cap!

Now, if you plan to pour from this bottle the very next day, you

can simply seal it and leave it on your kitchen counter, under one

condition: the room temperature of your kitchen does not get above

normal room temperature (72 degrees) in the course of the next 24

hours. (If it does, put the bottle in the refrigerator.) Simply find a

cool spot for it and feel confident the next night that the wine will

taste as good as it did the first night. And don’t be surprised if, on

the second pouring, the wine’s flavors seem a bit more interesting

than it did the first night. Some wines noticeably improve with just

enough exposure to air, like the amount it would see sitting inside a

half full bottle overnight. If your wine happens to be one of them,

and there’s no way to predict which ones will improve significantly,

the second night’s wine will be a real treat.

But let’s say you aren’t sure about when you will re-pour from

this bottle. Maybe the next night, but most likely it won’t be for a

few days. Then you should refrigerate the bottle after re-closing it.

Refrigeration will slow the aging process down enough for you to

enjoy the bottle again in several days. Don’t expect it to improve,

however, as the bottle left on the kitchen counter overnight. It

should stay as fresh as it was the first night for two or three days.

More than this and it will begin a gradual decline through the

process of oxidation. Remember, the closure you use to re-seal the

bottle is not perfect. Some microscopic amounts of air will creep

inside the bottle over time.

There are several tools on the market designed to keep unfinished

wine fresh overnight. One pumps the air from the bottle

through a slit on the top of a custom rubber closure. This product

works just fine, and will extend the life of the wine longer than if

nothing else was done, except to re-seal the bottle. So you can add

at least an extra day, may two, to the shelf life of the unfinished

bottle, again, assuming the room temperature does not exceed 72

degrees.

Another gadget is a gas canister filled with a harmless and odorless

gas. A tubular spout can be placed through the neck of the

bottle as you send a few blasts of gas into the bottle. The gas pushes

out the oxygen and replaces it, acting as a preservative. You then

quickly seal the bottle with a suitable closure before letting the gas

escape. I have found this process to work very well and use it regularly.

As an added safety margin, I will refrigerate the wine also.

Bottles will remain fresh for four to five days, sometimes more.

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.

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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,

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

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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 labeledaward-winning

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).

Locate – Wine Garage is located at 1020 Foothill Blvd. in Calistoga. For

more information, call (707) 942-5332 or go to WineGarage.net.

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NAPA VALLEY

ONGOING

Napa Valley Wine Train

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

• Aug 29: eat See learn Wine class

• Sept 2: Murder Mystery

• Sept 2: cheers! train

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 WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND

Wine Component Tasting Seminar

at Merryvale Vineyards

St. helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members

707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com

EVERY 4TH WEEKEND

Wine & Food Pairing Seminar

at Merryvale Vineyards

10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. helena

707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com

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, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com

• 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, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com

• 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

Vineyard & Winery Tours

at Raymond Vineyards

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

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

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. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com

• 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

Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery

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

• individual tastings, $15

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

• Vineyard tours, $20/person by appointment

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

707-963-2784, www.grgich.com

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, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com

• regular tasting, $10

• reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun

Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person

ONGOING

Educational Tours & Wine Tasting

at Castello di Amorosa

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

• 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

Wine Tasting Experiences at Benessere Vineyards

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

• 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 FRIDAYS-MONDAYS

Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre

St. helena, culinary institute of America at greystone, $12.50

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

ONGOING

Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery

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

• 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, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.com

ONGOING

Tastings at Silverado Vineyards

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

• 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

EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH OCTOBER

ZD Cycle, Tour & Taste

rutherford, A leisurely bicycle ride around beautiful rutherford.

experience an intimate look at wine country,

and taste the wonderful wines of ZD.

• 9:30am – 11:30am, $85 per person, $40 if you ride your own bike

• A relaxing 6-mile ride along country roads, approximately 45 minutes

• get an intimate view into our world of organic wine growing

• experience the award-winning wines of ZD

• rSVP, 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com

THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Bacchus That Rascal

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

707-942-4981, www.clospegase.com

ONGOING

Tastings & Seminars at St. Supéry

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

Wine & cheese Pairing Seminars, 11am, alternate Saturdays

• chocolate Pairing, 11am, alternate Saturdays

• cabernet library tasting, 11am, alternate Saturdays

Wine 101 at St. Supéry, 11am, Sundays

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

Napa Valley Opera House

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

• Aug 26: carl Verheyen & Steve trovato

• Aug 29: Scott hamilton All-Star Quintet

• Aug 30 – Sept 4: ennio

• Sept 24: nVoh gala

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

• Aug 29: eat See learn Wine class

• Sept 2: Murder Mystery

• Sept 2: cheers! train

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Live at the Lincoln Theater

Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com

• Sept 15: rick Bartalini presents Diana ross

• Sept 25: napa Valley Symphony – Double the Pianos

ONGOING

Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines

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

• Aug 25: guigal 2003 Vintage greAt tasting

• Aug 26: Back room Blow out Xliii

ONGOING

di Rosa

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

• ongoing through Sept 17: Zombie-Proof house

• Aug 31: Summer lecture with Sandow Birk

ONGOING

Live at Uptown Theatre

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

• Aug 25: An evening with Brian Wilson

• Aug 26: Joan rivers

• Aug 27: Michael Jackson’s Birthday Bash, featuring foreverland

• Sept 4: Kenny loggins

• Sept 10: tears for fears

• Sept 17: rob Schneider

ONGOING

Friday Night Winemaker Events

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

• Aug 26: heitz cellars

• Sept 2: Joseph Phelps Winery

• Sept 9: Palmina Winery

• Sept 16: oktoberfest

ONGOING

Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley

napa town center, napa, 707-253-9450

www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices

• Aug 23: flight night – craft Beer Samplers

• Aug 26: craft Beer, fine Wine & Artisan cheese

• Aug 27-28: Sip and Sliders

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30

Modernism – Photography After 1930

Exhibit at Turnbull Cellars

oakville, 707-963-5839, www.turnbullwines.com, free

ONGOING FRIDAYS – SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 1

Gourmet Flatbread Piazza & Wine

at Black Stallion Winery

napa, 11am-3pm, $7/members, $15

www.blackstallionwinery.com, 707-227-3250

ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 13

Signs of Life Photography Exhibit

by Robert Buelteman at Mumm Napa

rutherford, www.mummnapa.com, 707-976-7702

AUGUST 26

Winemaker Dinner

fontanella family Winery, napa, 7-10pm, $120

www.fontanellawines.com, 707-252-1017, rSVP

AUGUST 27

Wine Club Pick-up & Harvest Party

at Judd’s Hill

napa, 12-3pm, free/members, $20/guests, rSVP

707-255-2332, www.juddshill.com

AUGUST 27

4th Annual Harvest STOMP Party

napa Valley grapegrowers, Beckstoffer’s Missouri hopper Vineyard, oakville

$225, 5-10pm, www.harveststomp.com, 707-944-8311

AUGUST 27

Date & Movie Night

the room, flora Springs, St. helena, 5:50pm wine & dinner, movie 7:50pm

www.florasprings.com, 866-967-8032

AUGUST 27

Cooking Class: It’s Fantastico with Misty Phelps

cedar gables inn, napa, featuring Somerston Wine company

$150, 4-8pm, www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969

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AUGUST 27

An Intimate Evening with Alfredi Tofanelli

napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 5:30-7:30pm, $10, free/members

www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500

AUGUST 27

Harvest Launch Celebration

fontanella family Winery, napa, 1-4pm, $50, free/members

www.fontanellawines.com, 707-252-1017, rSVP

AUGUST 27-28

Grgich Hills Cheese Festival

rutherford, 11am-3pm, $25 plus $5/pairing seminar

www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784

AUGUST 28

Sunday Social

Viader napa Valley, Deer Park, 12-4pm, $35, members/free

www.viadaer.com, 707-963-3816

SEPTEMBER 1

First Thursday Fashion! Food! Fun!

Sip, shop & taste your way through downtown!

Downtown calistoga, 6-9pm, www.calistogavisitors.com

SEPTEMBER 2

Labor Day Weekend Case Sale

at Beaulieu Vineyards

rutherford, 10am-5pm, www.bvwines.com, 800-264-6918x5233

SEPTEMBER 3

Soulful Saturday at Twenty Rows

live music by Jack Pollard, catered by Soulful taste, 4-7pm

napa, www.twentyrows.com , 707-265-7720

SEPTEMBER 9

Girls’ Night Out

the room, flora Springs, St. helena, 5-8pm

www.florasprings.com, 707-967-8032

SEPTEMBER 10

Wine Club Pick-Up Reception

at Acacia Vineyard

napa, 11am-3pm, www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991

SEPTEMBER 10

Charles Krug Winery 150th Anniversary

Tasting on the Lawn

St. helena, 2-5pm, 888-7475784, www.charleskrug.com

SEPTEMBER 10

September Barrel Tasting & Pick Up Party

at Merryvale

St. helena, 1-4pm, $25, free/members, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-2225

SEPTEMBER 10

Grgich Hills Fumé Blanc Preview & Oysters

rutherford, 11am-3pm, www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784

SEPTEMBER 10

9th Annual Sterling Silver Screenings®:

Seabiscuit

calistoga, gates open 7pm, movie at dusk, $10, $5/under 16

www.sterlingvineyards.com, 707-942-3322

SEPTEMBER 10

September Barrel Tasting & Pick Up Party

at Merryvale

St. helena, 1-4pm, $25, free/members

www.merryvale.com, 707-963-2225

SEPTEMBER 10

18th Annual Hands Across the Valley

the ranch Winery, St. helena, 6pm, www.handsacrossthevalley.com

SEPTEMBER 10

Cooking Class: In the Kitchen with Amelia

cedar gables inn, napa, chef Amelia ceja of ceja Vineyards

$150, 4-8pm, www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969

SEPTEMBER 11, 25

Music on the Terrace

Domaine chandon, Yountville, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280

SEPTEMBER 16

Art & Wine Reception at Ehlers Estate

St. helena, An evening of art, wine, cheese & chocolate!

6-8:30pm, rSVP, free, www.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972

SEPTEMBER 17

Napa Valley Harvest Dinner

in the Cask Room at Merryvale

St. helena, 7pm, $150, rSVP, www.merryvale.com, 800-326-6069x429

SEPTEMBER 17

27th Annual Harvest Ball

at V. Sattui Winery

St. helena, 6pm, $200/members, $225

www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774, rSVP

SEPTEMBER 17

Mexican Independence Day

napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 12-5pm, free

www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500

SEPTEMBER 17

2008 HALL “Kathryn Hall” Release

hAll rutherford, 6pm, $60/members, $75

www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2626

SEPTEMBER 17

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Release Party

robert Mondavi Winery, oakville, 3-5pm

www.robertmondavi.com, 888-rMonDAVi

SEPTEMBER 17

Clos du Val Grape Stomp

napa, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com

SEPTEMBER 18

Tastemaker Dinner at étoile Restaurant

Domaine chandon, Yountville, 6:30pm, $95

www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280

SEPTEMBER 24

12th Annual Mount Veeder Appellation

Wine Tasting

hess collection Winery, napa

Wine, food pairings, raffle for wine cellar & live music in the gardens.

1-4pm, $50, www.mtveederwines.com, Stacey@fontanellawines.com

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ONGOING

21st Annual Summer Concert Series

at Rodney Strong Vineyards

healdsburg, www.rodneystrong.com, 800-678-4763

• Sept 4: chris Botti

FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER

Sebastiani Winery Friday Music Series

Sonoma, 6-9pm, 707-933-3226, www.sebastiani.com

• Aug 26: Deborah Winters

• Sept 2: Adam traum & the traumatics

• Sept 9: Backtrax

• Sept 16: five A.M.

ONGOING

Summer Music Series at Mazzocco Winery

healdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-501-8466, www.mazzocco.com

• Aug 26: lady D

• Sept 16: Solid Air

ONGOING

Summer Music Series at de Lorimier Winery

geyserville 6-8pm, 800-546-7718, www.delorimierwinery.com

• Sept 9: Brother cat

• Sept 30: Pulsators

ONGOING

Summer Music Series at Wilson Winery

healdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com

• Sept 2: Second cut

• Sept 23: earl thomas

ONGOING

Jazz it Up Saturday

Wine & Jazz Concert Series

Seasons of the Vineyard tasting Bar, healdsburg, 4-6pm

www.seasonsofthevineyard.com, 707-431-2222

• Aug 27: Ami Molinelli Brazilian Quartet

• Sept 10: the easy leaves

• Sept 24: Klein trio with Mike& Spike Klein & trevor Kinsel

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

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

ONGOING

Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting

at B.R. Cohn Winery

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

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

ONGOING

Private Wine Tastings

at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

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

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

• 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

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

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

ONGOING

Free Guided Winery Tour

at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

healdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointment

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

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

ONGOING

Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean

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

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

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, 707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.com

ONGOING

Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean

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

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

• 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

Winery tour & tasting, 1.5 hours, $25

• Vineyards tour & tasting, 1 hour, $20

• Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65

ONGOING

Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer

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

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch

at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa

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

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ONGOING

Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson

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

707-571-7500, www.kj.com

ONGOING WEEKENDS

Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery

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

707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com

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, rSVP, 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.com

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba

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

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

ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAY

Unique Food & Wine Pairings

at HKG Tasting Room

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

ONGOING

Moondance Cellars &

Orchard Station Wines

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

707-938-7550, www.moondancecellars.com

ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY

Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour

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

ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY

Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours

& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola

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

707-431-4811, www.ryew.com

ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery

Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market

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

EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY

The Art of Winemaking Workshop

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

707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com

ONGOING

Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School

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

707-933-0450, www.ramekins.com

ONGOING

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

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

• Aug 26: Kathleen Madigan

• Sept 3: Michael Bolton

• Sept 10: free fiesta de independencia

• Sept 14: Willie nelson & family

• Sept 15: ron White

• Sept 17: the Wedding expo

• Sept 18: herbie hancock

• Sept 23: Shirley Maclaine

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Winemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Market

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

• Aug 25: Marimar torres, Marimar estate Vineyards

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Summer Concert Series

Medlock Ames, healdsburg, www.medlockames.com, 707-431-8845

• Aug 26: city fritter

• Sept 3: Boots Munson

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, 707-938-9000

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ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 29

All Fired Up

healdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburg

www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com, 707-431-1970

WEDNESDAYS THROUGH AUGUST

Petaluma Evening Farmers’ Market

historic Downtown Petaluma, 4:30-8pm

www.petalumafarmersmarket.com, 707-762-0344

ONGOING TUESDAYS THROUGH AUGUST

Tuesdays in the Plaza

healdsburg Plaza, healdsburg, 6-8pm, free, 707-433-6935

FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST

Petaluma Movies in the Park

lucchesi Park, Petaluma, 6:30pm, free, www.petalumamovies.com

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4

Body Language 2011

A new leaf gallery, Sculpturesite, cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma

10am-5pm, www.sculpturesite.com, 707-933-1300

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Reserve Tasting on the Patio

by the Pool at DeLoach Vineyards

Santa rosa, guided tasting with croquet & ping pong. $25

By appointment, 707-526-9111, www.deloachvineyards.com

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 25

Tuesday Night Farmers’ Market

Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5:30-7pm, 707-529-0404

ONGOING WEDNESDAY EVENINGS THROUGH OCTOBER 19

Wine & Sunsets in Paradise

at Paradise Ridge Winery

Santa rosa – Bring a picnic & enjoy the sunset & wine from the Veranda &

terrace! 6pm, www.prwinery.com, 707-528-Wine

ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 21

Petaluma River Sunset Wine & Cheese Eco-Cruise

Petaluma turning Basin, Petaluma, 5:30-7:30pm

www.friendsofthepetalumariver.org, 707-763-7756

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER

Garden Tours at DeLoach Vineyards

Santa rosa, guided tasting of wines & seasonal treats from the garden.

707-526-9111, www.deloachvineyards.com, $30

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

AUGUST 25

Live Music: Art Vs Science at Gundlach Bundschu

Sonoma, 6:30pm, $20/adv, $25, www.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277

AUGUST 26

Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer:

Wine Tasting FUNdamentals

Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25 plus tax

www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999

AUGUST 26

Ride with Deb at Dutcher Crossing

healdsburg, 9-11am, 707-431-2700

www.dutchercrossingwinery.com

AUGUST 26

Pinot & Popcorn: Star Wars

Deloach Vineyards, Santa rosa – $15, $10/members, $5/kids

7:30pm doors open, movie after dark

www.deloachvineyards.com, 707-526-9111x110

AUGUST 26

Balletto Vineyards Winemaker Dinner

Santa rosa golf & country club, Santa rosa

www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455

AUGUST 27

2008 Landslide Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon Release

Simi Winery, healdsburg, 12-3pm, $15/members, $25

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

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AUGUST 27

Ravenswood Tasting Anniversary

Sonoma, 20 years on gehricke road! 11am-4pm, $20, $15/club

707 933-2336, Kristin.wastell@cwine.com

AUGUST 27

Summer Lobster Boil

nicholson ranch Winery, Sonoma, 7-10pm, $120, $95/members

www.nicholsonranch.com, 707-938-8822

AUGUST 27

Zinfandel Lovers Rejoice!

ravenswood Winery, Sonoma, 11am-4pm, $20, $15/members

www.ravenswood-wine.com, 707-933-2326

AUGUST 27

Rockin’ & Rollin’ on the River

Korbel champagne cellars, guerneville, 11:30am-4pm

www.korbel.com, 707-824-7000

AUGUST 27

Vineyard & Varietal Exploration

on Bradford Mountain Vineyard

Peterson Winery, healdsburg, 8am-1pm, $45, $35/members

www.peteresonwinery.com, 707-431-7568

AUGUST 27

Taste of Petaluma

Downtown Petaluma, 11:30am-4pm

www.tasteofpetaluma.org, 707-763-8920

AUGUST 27

Meet the Artist Reception: All Fired Up

healdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburg, 2-5pm

www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com, 707-431-1970

AUGUST 27-28

Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival

Watts ranch, Bodega, 10am-5pm

707-824-8717, www.winecountryfestivals.com

AUGUST 28

Founder’s & Proprietor’s Club

Release Party at Dutcher Crossing

healdsburg, 11am-4pm, Wine club event

707-431-2700, www.dutchercrossingwinery.com

SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 17

Red Dot 2011 “Think Twice”

healdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburg

www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com, 707-433-2743

SEPTEMBER 2-4

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma Valley Vintners & growers and Sonoma county Vintners

www.SonomaWinecountryWeekend.com

• Sept 2-3: Winery lunch & Dinner Parties

• Sept 3: taste of Sonoma, MacMurray ranch ®, healdsburg

• Sept 4: Sonoma Valley harvest Wine Auction, cline cellars, Sonoma

SEPTEMBER 2 – OCTOBER 10

Reflection

Quercia gallery, Duncans Mills

www.Querciagallery.com, 707-865-0243

SEPTEMBER 3

Reflection Reception

Quercia gallery, Duncans Mills, 4-7pm

www.Querciagallery.com, 707-865-0243

SEPTEMBER 4

Classic Car Cruise-Ins Sunday

at B.R. Cohn Winery

classic car enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their own cars!

glen ellen, 11am-4pm, free, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064

SEPTEMBER 9

25th Annual Summer-Fall Winemaker Dinner

Series: Kosta Browne & Trecini Cellars

Join Dan Kosta, Partner & John, cathy & David Vicini, Proprietors

inn at the tides, Bodega Bay, $120, www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788

SEPTEMBER 10

15th Annual Kendall-Jackson

Heirloom Tomato Festival

fulton, 11am-4pm, www.kj.com, 707-571-8100

SEPTEMBER 10

Wine Club Release & Harvest Party

at Wilson Winery

healdsburg, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com

SEPTEMBER 10

Orchard Walk & Mill Tour

Mcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 10am-12pm, $30

www.mcevoyranch.com, 866-617-6779

SEPTEMBER 10

Wine Country Big Q

Sonoma Academy, Santa rosa, 1-5pm

www.winecountrybigq.com, 707-523-3728

SEPTEMBER 10

Shake Your Bun(dschu) Dance Party

gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, $20, 8:30-10:30pm

www.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277

SEPTEMBER 10

Opening Reception: Red Dot 2011 “Think Twice”

healdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburg, 5-8pm

www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com, 707-433-2743

SEPTEMBER 11

Home Cheesemaking Class with Sheana Davis

of The Epicurean Connection

the Sonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45

www.sheanadavis.com, 707-935-7960, rSVP

SEPTEMBER 14-18

Sonoma Valley CRUSH

heart of Sonoma Valley Association, Various events at participating wineries.

11am-4pm, $35, $10/drivers

www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 707-479-9979

SEPTEMBER 14-21

Santa Rosa International Film Festival

Week-long celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange featuring

more than 100 films from around the world. Various venues/events.

See page 52 for details. www.sriff.org, 707-935-3456

SEPTEMBER 16

Harvest Winemaker Dinner at The Castle

ledson castle, Kenwood, 6-10pm, $100, rSVP

www.ledsonwinery.com, 707-537-3823

SEPTEMBER 16

Garden Walk & Lunch

Mcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 10am-2pm, $90

www.mcevoyranch.com, 866-617-6779

SEPTEMBER 17

Flavors of Fall

Korbel champagne cellars, guerneville, 11am-3:30pm

www.korbel.com, 707-824-7000

SEPTEMBER 17

25th Anniversary Celebration & Harvest Party

J Vineyards, healdsburg, 11am-4pm, $40/members, $55

www.jwine.com, 707-431-5430

SEPTEMBER 21

Bossanova, Wine & Sunsets

at Paradise Ridge

Santa rosa, 6-8:30pm, www.prwinery.com, 707-528-Wine

SEPTEMBER 22

Winemaker Dinner Series: Gloria Ferrer

Santé restaurant, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma

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

SEPTEMBER 23-26

25th Annual B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival

B.r. cohn Winery, glen ellen, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064x126

• Sept 23: charity Dinner & Auction with guy fieri, 6pm, $150

• Sept 24: Music festival with Doobie Brothers, Joe Satriani, Sammy hagar,

greg Kihn, Jim Messina & Pat Simmons, Jr.

• Sept 25: Music festival with lynyrd Skynyrd, Doobie Brothers, Jim

Messina, leon russell, lara Johnston & carlos reyes

• Sept 26: celebrity golf tournament, Sonoma golf club

SEPTEMBER 24

Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer:

Perfectly Pinot

Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30 plus tax, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999

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SEPTEMBER 24

Hike & Taste in the Vineyards

Kunde family estate, Kenwood, 10am, $30, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501

SEPTEMBER 24-25

Weekend Along the Farm Trails

farms from Petaluma to healdsburg, 10am-4pm

www.farmtrails.org, 707-837-8896

SEPTEMBER 25

Porsches at the Palace

ledson castle, Kenwood, 11am-4pm

www.ledsonwinery.com, 707-537-3823

LAKE/MENDOCINO

EVERY SECOND SATURDAY

Food & Wine Pairings

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

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Tuscan Village Music Art Series

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

ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 26

18th Annual Quilt & Textile Exhibition

lower lake historic Schoolhouse Museum, lower lake, 707-995-3565

AUGUST 26

Movies Under the Stars Series: The Princess Bride

Moore family Winery, Kelseyville, 7-10pm

www.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-279-9279

SEPTEMBER 1-4

Lake County Fair

lake county fairgrounds, lakeport, www.lakecountyfair.com, 707-263-6181

SEPTEMBER 3

Concert in the Vineyard

Moore family Winery, Kelseyville, 5pm, $15

www.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-279-9279

SEPTEMBER 5

Blue Wing Labor Day Blues Concert

Blue Wing Saloon, Upper lake, 5:30pm, $50/adv, $55

www.tallmanhotel.com, 707-275-2244

SEPTEMBER 9-10

27th Annual Winesong!

A Benefit for the Mendocino coast hospital – Various events & locations on the

Mendocino coastwww.winesong.org, 707-961-4909

SEPTEMBER 10

Harvest Education: Harvest 101

Six Sigma Winery, lower lake, $25, rSVP

www.sixsigmaranch.com, 707-994-4068

SEPTEMBER 10

Wine & Food Pairing & Concert in the Garden

tulip hill Winery, nice, , 4-7pm, www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373

SEPTEMBER 10

6th Annual Old Time Bluegrass Festival

Anderson Marsh State historic Park, lower lake, 10am-6:30pm

$20, $15/adv, www.andersonmarsh.org, 707-995-2658

SEPTEMBER 17

12th Annual Lake County Wine Auction

ceago Vinegarden, nice, 3-6pm, $150

www.winealliance.org, 866-279-Wine

BAY AREA

SAN FRANCISCO

ONGOING

The Walt Disney Family Museum

the Presidio of San francisco, San francisco, 415-345-6816

www.waltdisney.org

• ongoing through Aug 31: film, the Absent-Minded Professor

• Aug 26-28: look closer, Mickey’s gala Premiere Animation Drawings

• Aug 27: Voice-over class, intermediate

• Sept 1-31: film, So Dear to My heart

• Sept 10, 18: Disney Discoveries

• Sept 17: Moving Pictures, intro 2-D hand-Drawn Animation Workshop

• Sept 17: our grandpa, Walt Disney

OGOING

Seasons Swirl

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

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

• Sept 6: falcor Winery

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 9

Golden Gate Park Band Summer Sunday Concerts

golden gate Park, San francisco, 1pm, free

www.goldengateparkband.org, 510-530-0814

AUGUST 25

An Evening of Music, Art & Heart

Featuring Kenny Loggins

Benefits UcSf Benioff children's hospital, 6:30pm

great American Music hall, San francisco, 650-363-1395

SEPTEMBER 13

Lancaster Estate Tasting & Dinner

campton Place, San francisco – Jesse Katz, Winemaker, lancaster estate

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

MARIN COUNTY

ONGOING

Marin Center in San Rafael

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

• Aug 24: Jeff Bridges and the Abiders

• Sept 17: Diana ross

AUGUST 30

Marin Winemakers Showcased: Skywalker Vineyards

Vin Antico, San rafael, 5-7pm, $15, www.vinantico.com, 415-454-4492

SEPTEMBER 13

Marin Winemakers Showcased: Easkoot Cellars

Vin Antico, San rafael, 5-7pm, $15

www.vinantico.com, 415-454-4492

SAN MATEO COUNTY

SEPTEMBER 3-4

41st Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival

Broadway Ave, Millbrae, 10am-4pm, free

www.miramarevents.com, 650-726-2328

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

ONGOING

Concert Series at Mountain Winery

Saratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com

• Aug 23: garrison Keillor’s A Prairie home companion

• Aug 24: An evening with Brian Wilson, Beach Boys co-founder

• Aug 26: Jeff Bridges & his Band Performing Songs from crazy heart & more

• Aug 28: Kenny g/Michael Bolton

• Sept 8: the B-52s, the human league & Men Without hats

• Sept 9: tears for fears

• Sept 10: Daryl hall & John oates – Do What You Want, Be What You Want tour

• Sept 11: Willie nelson & family

• Sept 14: the Psychedelic furs/tom tom club

• Sept 15: Kenny loggins

• Sept 16-17: chicago

• Sept 18: Bruce hornsby & the noisemakers/Shawn colvin

• Sept 21: Don henley

AUGUST 25

Time for Wine

clos lachance, San Martin,www.clos.com, 800-itSWine

AUGUST 26

30 Year Anniversary Vineyard Dinner with Jesse Cool

thomas fogarty Winery, Woodside, $125

www.fogartywinery.com, 650-851-6777

AUGUST 26-28

PrimeXpo Jewelry, Bead & Gift Show

Santa clara convention center, Santa clara, www.primeexpousa.com, free

AUGUST 28

Groovin’ in the Grove

clos lachance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itSWine

SEPTEMBER 1

Time for Wine

clos lachance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itSWine

SEPTEMBER 10-11

41st Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

castro Street, Mountain View, 10am-6pm

www.miramarevents.com, 650-968-8378

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Ongoing

Waterfront Flicks – All Films with Food Theme

Jack london Square, oakland, sunset, free, www.JacklondonSquare.com

• Sept 1: Who is Killing the great chefs of europe?

• Sept 15: no reservations

• Sept 29: chocolat

AUGUST 29

Grgich Hills Estate Vintner Dinner

Montclair Bistro, oakland, www.grgich.com, 510-482-8282

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Friday Night Tastings at Prima

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

www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Saturday Night Tastings at Prima

Walnut creek, 3-5pm, $20, $10/members

www.primaristorante.com, 925-935-7780

ONGOING

Summer Concert Series

hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463

• Aug 26: Unlicensed therapy

• Sept 9: the Matt riley Band

• Sept 16: live Wire

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 11

Movies Under the Stars

hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463

SEPTEMBER 16

Annual Grape Stomp

hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, 5:30pm

www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463

LIVERMORE

ONGOING

Bankhead Theatre

livermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore

925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org

• Sept 9: house of floyd

• Sept 15: national Acrobats of china

• Sept 16: lee ritenour

• Sept 17: Sonny landreth

FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST

Free Outdoor Concert Series – Friday Night Live

Shea holmes Stage, Bankhead theater, livermore, 6:30-8pm

www.bankheadtheater.org, 925-373-6800

• Aug 26: el Desayuno

ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2

Concerts in the Park

lions Wayside Park, Pleasanton, 7-8:30pm

www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199

• Aug 26: hot rods Band

• Sept 2: Public eye

ONGOING

The Concerts at Wente Vineyards

livermore, www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2424

• Aug 30: Michael Bolton & Kenny g

• Sept 8: tears for fears

• Sept 13: Kenny loggins

• Sept 14: Diana ross

ONGOING

Wine Cave Tasting Experience

Wente Vineyards, livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20, $15/wine club members

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

ONGOING

Thursday Nights at the Table

three-course family dining, $29, $39/includes wine, the restaurant at Wente

Vineyards, livermore, 7pm, rSVP www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2444

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ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY

Wine & Cheese Pairing

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

www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442

ONGOING WEEKENDS THROUGH LABOR DAY

Tasting on the Patio

la rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pm, www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Wente Wednesday

Wente estate Winery tasting room, livermore5-8pm

www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305

AUGUST 26

Comedy Uncorked

retzlaff Vineyards, livermore, 7:30pm, $25

www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941

AUGUST 28

Day in the Park – Taylor Family Foundation

camp Arroyo, livermore, www.ttff.org, 925-455-5118

SEPTEMBER 4-5

30th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration

livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

Visit over 40 participating livermore Valley wineries! 12-5pm

www.lvwine.org, 925-447-9463

SEPTEMBER 7

1st Wednesday Street Party: Celebrate Pleasanton

Downtown Pleasanton, 4:30-10pm

www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199

SEPTEMBER 10

BottleRockit Festival

three stages, 20 bands, great food & world class wines!

estate tasting room, Wente Vineyards, livermore, $20, 11am-10pm

www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305

SEPTEMBER 10

BYOF and Bluegrass Band

cedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 6-9pm, $5

www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636

SEPTEMBER 10

Save Mount Diablo’s Annual Moonlight

on the Mountain

china Wall, Mont Diablo State Park, 4-10pm, $250

www.woodfamilyvineyards.com, 925-606-7411

SEPTEMBER 11

Artist Reception: Acrylics by Linda Briggs

estate tasting room, Wente Vineyards, livermore, 1-3pm

www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305

SEPTEMBER 11-30

Exhibit: Acrylics by Linda Briggs

estate tasting room, Wente Vineyards, livermore

www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305

SEPTEMBER 16

La Luna Fridays

Murrieta’s Well, livermore, 6-9pm, www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395

NORTH CENTRAL COAST

ONGOING

Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel

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

• Sept 9: chris Botti

• Sept 15: the temptations

ONGOING

Live at Golden State Theatre

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

• Aug 25: Summer film festival, invictus

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Fromage Friday at Taste Morgan

the crossroads carmel – enjoy a special cheese sampling with your tasting of

Morgan & lee family farm wines. 3-5pm

www.morganwinery.com, 831-626-3700

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Library Sunday at Taste Morgan

the crossroads carmel – An opportunity to taste some older vintages from

Morgan Winery’s cellar. 2-5pm, 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com

ONGOING

Live Music at KRML Radio

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

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ONGOING

Thursday Night Music Series

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

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

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

831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Wine Down Wednesdays

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

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 25 (THUR-SUN)

Annie, The Musical!

outdoor forest theater, carmel, Pacific repertory theatre

www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100

AUGUST 26

Music in the Vineyard:

Aaron Avila & Second WindBand

fortino Winery, gilroy, 7-10pm, $5, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305

AUGUST 26-28

Sand City West End Celebration

Sand city, 10am-5pm, 831-394-3054

AUGUST 27

2nd Annual Scheid Vineyards

New Release Beach Party & Clambake

Del Monte Beach, Monterey, $60, rSVP

www.scheidwines.com, 831-455-9990

AUGUST 27

2nd Annual Hot Rods for Kids

Santa cruz county fairgrounds, Watsonville, www.hotrods4kids.com

AUGUST 27

Wine, Women & Shoes

corral de tierra country club, Salinas, 831-394-5171

AUGUST 27

Public Safety Appreciation Day

Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz

www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590

AUGUST 28

3rd Annual Bernardus Garden Party

Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 2-5pm, $65

www.bernardus.com, 888-648-9463

AUGUST 28

24th Annual Jewish Food Festival

congregation Beth israel, carmel Valley, 10:30am-4pm

www.carmelbethisrael.org, 831-624-2015

AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 5

Monterey County Fair

Monterey county fairgrounds, Monterey, 831-372-1000

SEPTEMBER 3

Santa Cruz Starlight Evening Train & Dinner

roaring camp railroads, felton

www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484

SEPTEMBER 3

Heirloom Tomato Lunch

Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 11am-2pm

www.bernardus.com, 888-648-9463, $95

SEPTEMBER 9

Wine, Art & Music Walk

Downtown Pacific grove, 831-373-3304

SEPTEMBER 9, 30

2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner Series

chaminade resort & Spa, Santa cruz, 6pm, $100

www.chaminade.com, 831-475-5600, rSVP

SEPTEMBER 10

Moonlight Steam Train Dinner Party

roaring camp railroads, felton, 6-10:30pm

www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484

SEPTEMBER 10-11

Capitola Art & Wine Festival

Downtown capitola-by-the-Sea, 10am-6pm, free

www.capitolachamber.com, 831-475-6522

SEPTEMBER 11

Big Kahuna Triathlon

Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz

www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590

SEPTEMBER 16-18

54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival

Various locations & events in Monterey

www.montereyjazzfestival.org, 925-275-9255

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

SACRAMENTO VALLEY

ONGOING

Sacramento River Train

800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com

• Sept 10, 24: great train robbery

• Sept 17: Murder Mystery Dinner

ONGOING

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

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

• Aug 26: Miranda cosgrove

• Sept 3, 10: great train robbery

• Sept 21: return to forever iV with Zappa Plays Zappa

• Sept 30: ricky Skaggs & Kentucky thunder

SOLANO COUNTY

SUISUN VALLEY

AUGUST 27

Vineyard Walk

ledgewood creek Winery, fairfield, 6-8pm, $15/members, $20

www.ledgewoodcreek.com, 707-426-4424

AUGUST 27

Music & A Slab in the Vines

Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley

www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

AUGUST 28

Ledgewood Nights Car Show & Live Music

ledgewood creek Winery, fairfield, 11am-4pm

www.ledgewoodcreek.com, 707-426-4424

SEPTEMBER 2

Pick-up Party Movie Night in the Gardens

Wine club Member event – Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley

www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

SEPTEMBER 3

Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts

Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, Joe Maddox & friends, $19.50

www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

SEPTEMBER 17

Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts

ritmojitto, Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, $19.50

www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

SEPTEMBER 24

California Candy Festival

Jelly Belly Visitors center & factory, fairfield, 11am-6pm, $15

www.californiacandyfestival.com

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Don’t Miss the 18th Annual

Hands Across the Valley

by Michael Rockich

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS

Hands Across the Valley will perform its 18th incarnation in Napa

Valley on September 10th. The event began in 1994 when community

leaders organized this annual fundraiser to raise funds for Napa Valley

food programs for needy families in Napa County. This registered nonprofit

organization has brought in more than $3,000,000 since its

debut and “is committed to working toward the goal of a community

without hunger.” The site will be The Ranch Winery at 105 Zinfandel

Lane in St. Helena.

Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine and food reception. Top

local wineries will pour their vinous treasures. In concert, outstanding

local food establishments and restaurants will provide gourmet treats.

Booths are organized in aisles outdoors on the lawn to permit easy

strolling. If the past is any indication of what is to come, expect an

eclectic blend of exotic fare, the more conventional and hearty grilled

meat, too.

For the deft the idea is to negotiate as many of the wine booths and

food pavilions as possible before the actual dinner begins. The mating

of wines with various food types is not a bad experience to augment

one’s ability as host and sommelier.

For those able to persevere the foregoing, Chef Kevin Miller will do

the honors on the buffet dinner. This has always been a delicious affair.

Chef Miller graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute in Portland,

Oregon. After serving at several impressive restaurants, in 2007

he became Executive Chef for The Vintage Estate in Yountville.

A sit-down dinner is available for sponsors featuring the special

touch of Chef Bob Hurley, proprietor of Hurley’s restaurant in food

center Yountville.

Auction lovers will have the choice of a silent auction or a live

auction. The avid will choose to participate in both. On the block will

be gourmet dinners with outstanding chefs, overnight packages,

artisan and “cult” wine lots, wine tasting experiences, and retail offerings.

The Pio Rodas – Richard, Rely and Gina – will wield the

auctioneer’s gavel. Hopefully bidding action will be fast and furious.

One celebrity host this year is Mark Ibanez, with KTVU Channel 2.

He is the longest running sports reporter and anchor in the Bay Area.

Mark has received three Emmy Awards for his work. He also wrote a

best-seller, “Mark’s Remarks,” with proceeds benefiting the American

Cancer Society.

The other celebrity host is Kellie Fuller of KVON and KVYN Radio.

Kellie grew up in Napa and showed childhood interest in music. She

later studied opera with accomplished tenor, William Gorton, and

eventually performed.

Once dinner is done many will be dancing under the stars to David

Martin’s House Party band. They have a reputation for enthusiastic

performances and wide musical variety.

To order tickets, or for further information please go online to

www.handsacrossthevalley.com.

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WINERY FEATURE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Governor Proclaims September 10

‘Charles Krug Winery Day’

Tasting on the Lawn Event Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Napa’s First Winery

On Saturday, September 10 Charles Krug

Winery and the Peter Mondavi Sr. Family will

gather to toast the 150th anniversary of Napa

Valley’s first winery’s annual Tasting on the

Lawn event.

In addition, Governor Edmund G. Brown

Jr. has proclaimed September 10 “Charles

Krug Winery Day” in honor of founder

Charles Krug and the innovations proprietor

Peter Mondavi Sr. has brought to the wine

industry over the past seven decades.

Founded in 1861, Charles Krug Winery

represents the birthplace of Napa Valley wine.

Peter Mondavi Jr. puts the winery’s history in

perspective: “1861 was the year President

Lincoln was inaugurated, and the year the

Civil War began.” The venerable winery has

been in the Peter Mondavi Family for nearly

70 of its 150 years. The governor’s proclamation

will be presented to Peter Mondavi Sr.,

96, during the annual event to be held in the

shade of heritage oaks thought to have been

planted by Charles Krug himself.

Also for the 150th anniversary, Peter

Mondavi Sr. has recently announced his search

for the oldest Charles Krug Winery bottle in

existence. The public is encouraged to scour

wine cabinets, cellars, closets and caves for the

oldest Charles Krug bottle they can find, empty

or full. To submit an entry, participants should

visit Charles Krug Winery on Facebook and

describe the bottle and post a photo, or email

it to oldestbottle@charleskrug.com. Early

bottle entries may be displayed at the Tasting

on the Lawn.

A summary of the Tasting

j21on the Lawn activities:

Visitors will enjoy tastings of all Charles

Krug’s current releases, from Sauvignon Blanc

to Cabernet Sauvignon, including the winery’s

Limited Release and Family Reserve wines.

Tastings will be paired with a moveable feast

selected especially to complement the wines

by Knickerbockers’ Catering.

Chefs from several Napa Valley restaurants

will also be on hand, serving samples of their

specialties to pair with Charles Krug wines.

Featured restaurants are Michael Chiarello’s

acclaimed Bottega, Cindy Pawlcyn’s eclectic

Backstreet Kitchen, and her brand new

Mediterranean eatery, Brassica.

Recently added: In addition to the chefs’

pairings mentioned above, members of the

fourth generation of the Peter Mondavi Family

will share what they are calling “easy everyday

pairings” – Charles Krug wines served with

fun, casual foods like pizza from the woodfired

oven, grilled burgers, tacos and even

popcorn – to demonstrate that you don't have

to be a chef to perfectly pair Charles Krug

wine with food.

To add to the festive ambiance of the celebration,

actors portraying Charles Krug and

his wife Carolina Bale Krug will stroll the

Great Lawn in period costume, presenting

vignettes from their lives 150 years ago. Also

on display will be Charles Krug’s antique

basket press, originally used for cider, which

he used for his historic first grape pressing.

Two opportunities will offer a taste of Napa

wine history that guests will get nowhere else.

There will be special pourings from magnums

of Charles Krug’s 150th Anniversary Cabernet

Sauvignon, and a rare tasting of older wines

from the estate’s cellar (additional fee applies).

These premium tastings will take place in the

ballroom of Charles Krug’s 1881 Carriage

House. The Carriage House ballroom boasts a

soaring cathedral ceiling and stunning perioddesign

chandeliers and was recently restored,

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using heritage redwood recovered

from historic wine tanks.

All attendees will have the

opportunity to enjoy wine tasting

directly from the barrels and meet

members of the Peter Mondavi

Family, who will be on hand for

photos and to sign bottles for visitors.

Live music on the main stage

will provide a backdrop for all of

the festivities. Featured is the

popular Steely Dan tribute band,

Steely Scam.

Tastings on the Lawn were

started in 1951 as an enjoyable

venue where the family could

meet their customers, and

educate visitors about fine wine:

in the United States at that time,

the wine industry was known

more for ‘jug’ wines and not varietal

wines. This Charles Krug

tradition is believed to have been

the first wine celebration of its

kind, and went on to inspire

myriad other wine country

tasting events.

Lawn chairs, picnic blankets,

and sun hats are encouraged for

the September 10 event, which

runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are

available online ($40) at

www.charleskrug.com. Admission

for Wine Club members is

complimentary, by calling Wine

Club Manager Colin Wright at 1-

888-747-5784. Charles Krug

Winery is located at 2800 Main

Street, St. Helena.

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MacPhail Family Wines Joins The Hess Collection

Winemaker James MacPhail Will Lead Sequana and MacPhail

Winemaker James MacPhail is joining The Hess Collection in a

move described as “a coming together of two families,” bringing along

his MacPhail Family Wines while continuing his work as the founding

winemaker for Sequana Vineyards.

The Hess Collection will acquire the MacPhail Family Wines

brand, as well as existing inventory, and winemaker MacPhail will

continue to be the hands-on winemaker for both Sequana Vineyards

and MacPhail Family Wines.

“While working with the team at The Hess Collection to build

Sequana Vineyards, I developed a solid appreciation of our shared

ideals and commitment to Pinot Noir,” explained MacPhail. “This

‘union’ allows me to focus on what I love to do best, which is simply

crafting limited production Pinot Noir from exceptional appellations

and continuing our exploration of the finest Pinot Noir vineyards.”

Gary Bulger, president of The Hess Collection, said MacPhail

Family Wines complements and builds on the success that Sequana

Vineyards has enjoyed since its first vintage in 2007. “We have long

considered James to be a part of our extended family, and we welcome

the opportunity to enhance and enrich our relationship.” Bulger said

no changes are planned with either winery.

MacPhail Family Wines was founded in 2002 with a “sole passion

to handcraft Pinot Noir from premier Sonoma and Anderson Valley/

Mendocino appellations.” Sequana Vineyards, with a debut vintage in

2007, focuses on cool-climate growing regions, principally Green

Valley of the Russian River Valley and the Santa Lucia Highlands in

Monterey. Both projects have received notable acclaim from wine

reviewers and the wine trade alike.

MacPhail Family Wines and Sequana Vineyards offer a variety of

vineyard designated wines of limited production, usually just a few

hundred cases for each expression. MacPhail produces 4,000 cases

annually, while Sequana produces about 11,000 cases each year.

Sequana Vineyards wines range in price from $32 to $50, with

MacPhail Family Wines offerings at $40 to $60.

James MacPhail followed an unconventional path to winemaking,

growing up in Marin County in a family with roots dating to the 1880s

and broad-ranging interests in disparate business interests, including

dairy farming near Tomales Bay as well as ventures in appliances,

building materials and natural gas.

His early experiences included travel, the arts and athletics. He

became an accomplished classical pianist and bagpiper, most

famously playing “Amazing Grace” solo in San Francisco’s Davies

Symphony Hall for Queen Elizabeth when she visited Northern California

in 1982. In 1983, he became the youngest swimmer to swim

across the Golden Gate, and remains a nationally ranked Masters Class

competitive swimmer.

After a career in hospitality, he began apprenticing with notable

Sonoma County winemakers where he quickly focused on Pinot Noir

and a passionate bond was formed. He still crafts other varietals into

much appreciated wines, but Pinot Noir has become his signature.

“For me, Sequana and MacPhail Family wines are all about creating

and sharing my passion, whenever and wherever I can.”

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Kendall-Jackson’s Heirloom Tomato Festival

by Ronda Giangreco

Any idea what a Ding Wall Scotty, Pink Russian 117 or Earl of

Edgecomb might be? Odd cocktail concoctions or garage bands

would be a good guess but you’d be wrong.

You’ll find the answer to this Jeopardy stumper at the 15th

Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival on Saturday,

September 10th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature

tomato-inspired gourmet treats for you to feast on, as well as

samples of more than 170 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes

that have been lovingly grown on the estate. There will also be some

of the finest artisan breads and cheeses from around the area for

guests to savor. Festival goers will enjoy live music, seminars on food

and wine pairing and, of course, lots of fabulous wine.

Just like wine grapes, heirloom tomatoes have a broad range of

flavors, colors and aromatics depending on the variety. Green tomatoes

might offer citrus notes like Sauvignon Blanc, while darker

tomatoes can deliver flavors of red fruits like Pinot Noir. And like

wines, these tomatoes have certain foods that pair perfectly with

their unique characteristics.

It is not surprising that Kendall-Jackson would host such an

event. The winery has always been focused on flavor and not just in

the magnificent wines they produce. This annual festival is a

wonderful celebration of the bounty of our wine country and a

reminder that grapes are not the only fruit that loves the cool nights

and warm, lazy days of summer for which the region is famous.

Tickets for this extremely popular event are $65 per person for

general admission. If you happen to be a member of their wine club,

you’ll enjoy a savings of $20 on your ticket price, too. There will

even be a special V.I.P. tent at the festival for wine club members to

enjoy special wines selected just for them.

Call Connie or Farideh at 1-800-769-3649 for more information

or to order your tickets at the special Wine Club member pricing.

They can also help you join the wine club so that you can save on

great wines as well as this entertaining event.

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ARGER-MARTUCCI VINEYARDS

A Napa Valley Hidden Gem

by Anna Wayne

With an annual production of 5,000 cases, Arger-Martucci Vineyards

is one of the most intimate and unique tasting experiences in the

Napa Valley. During your poolside tasting that offers views of the

western Mayacamas Mountains and neighboring vineyards, you will

have the opportunity to enjoy your own picnic lunch, as well as the

company of one of the tasting room’s knowledgeable staff members.

The relaxing atmosphere and oasis-like environment allows you to do

exactly what you want to: take your mind off the real world and focus

on the wine you are drinking.

Founded in 1998, the partnership of Arger-Martucci Vineyards is

more than a business venture between two owners; it is a love and

appreciation of making great wine that is shared by two families – one

of Greek, the other of Italian descent. Owned and managed by the

Argers and Martuccis, the enterprise is a culmination of varied talents

and expertise with one common goal: to produce limited amounts of

premium handcrafted wine.

The winery produces over ten different varietals, most of which are

harvested from Arger-Martucci’s estate vineyard located 1,350 feet

above the valley floor in the Atlas Peak region of Napa Valley. Two of

their flagship wines include a red proprietary blend, the Odyssey, and a

white proprietary blend, the Iliad. Demonstrating the true art of winemaking,

both blends exemplify the masterful skill and expert palate of

Owner, Winemaker and practicing Cardiologist, Dr. Kosta Arger. The

2005 Odyssey, their Estate Reserve and wine that was recently awarded

93 Points/Cellar Selection in Wine Enthusiast, is a Bordeaux-style

blend that contains varying amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,

Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and now Syrah. It is an incredibly

complex and elegant wine with layers of chocolate and black cherry.

These delightful characteristics are derived from both the volcanic soils

on Atlas Peak and the winemaker’s use of French, American and

Hungarian oak.

The Iliad was released August 1, 2009 and is now their top-selling

wine. It serves as a complement to the Odyssey, and achieves a body,

flavor and richness that prove superior to any of its individual parts.

The four aromatic varietals that compose the Iliad are Viognier, Sauvignon

Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Muscat of Alexandria. The bouquet

is truly exotic with an immediate impression of melon, pear and even

coconut. The mouth-feel is incredibly rich with hints of tropical spice,

which suggests Viognier first, then Gewurtztraminer, and finally, a hint

of grapefruit from the Sauvignon Blanc. There is a small amount (less

than one-half of one percent) of residual sugar, which enhances the

richness on the palate. This wine serves as a wonderful aperitif and is

an excellent complement to spicy foods.

Dr. Arger’s winemaking style has always maintained elements of

traditional techniques. The 2005 Carneros Pinot Noir is a classic

example of how he has been able to bridge the gap between the

reserved elegance of the old world and lush complexities of new world

fruit. Boasting a rich nose of plum and chocolate-covered black cherries,

this Pinot is perfectly balanced on the palate and reveals a garnet

color true to Burgundy.

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of why Napa

Valley is the best region in the United States to produce this varietal.

Aged in French, American and Hungarian oak, this Napa Cab contains

a small amount of Merlot, which slightly softens the tannins. There are

many layers of complexity with nuances of cinnamon and tobacco in

this wine.

Their gold medal winning and very popular Syrah exhibits rich

flavors of cherry and white pepper. Not an overwhelming mouthful,

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this wine manages to be both earthy and reserved in the same sip. This

is another superb example of the slightly restrained style employed by

Dr. Arger.

Also produced at Arger-Martucci Vineyards are tiny amounts of

Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Rosé and a dessert wine, Dulcinea. The

Petite Sirah is harvested from one hundred and forty-year-old vines

near Calistoga and is incredibly rich with intense, bold flavors. Their

Cabernet Franc maintains classic notes of earth and spice, truly characteristic

of this Bordeaux varietal. The Rosé, named Saigniée Sauvage

(or “wild blood”) is one of Cabernet Sauvignon that has been rumored

to be one of the best in the Valley. Finally, the Dulcinea, a late harvest

dessert wine, is composed of 100% botrytized Sauvignon Blanc and

Semillon. It has been referred to by some as “pure heaven” and “nectar

of the gods,” and as so, the 2004 vintage has completely sold out.

They also have an amazing deal for their wine club. For a great price

(only $110 per shipment plus shipping), you receive four wines, three

times a year. Included are library wines and wines that have not been

released to the public so you can be some of the first to sample the new

vintages. Complementary tastings, cheese pairings and discounts are

also included in this incredible package. You will also receive information

about exciting events held at the winery and around the country.

Held in mid to late September will be the 2010 Harvest Party. Please

visit their website for more information at www.arger-martucci.com.

As an enthusiast of family-owned, boutique wineries, I encourage

everyone to visit Arger-Martucci’s quaint tasting room and experience

the impressive array of fine wines they have to offer. Located at 1455

Inglewood Ave, just south of the town of St. Helena, the tasting room

is open to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For

more information, call the winery at (707) 963-4334 or add them as a

friend on Facebook at www.facebook.com/argermartucci.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Artesa Vineyards & Winery

by Charles Neave

The Artesa Vineyards & Winery tasting

experience begins well before you walk in

the front door of this award-winning Napa

winery. It begins with the drive through the

Carneros region, which borders on what

becomes San Francisco Bay. In fact, when

the breeze is just right – and it usually is –

you can smell the salt water in the air, one

of the factors that makes this part of wine

country ideal for growing Chardonnay and

Pinot Noir grapes, the two components that

make great sparkling wine and stand alone

as outstanding examples of these varietals.

When you get to the drive up to the

winery you sweep past even more vineyards

and then encounter what is surely one of the

most intriguing wineries in Northern California.

All angles and drama it incorporates

spectacular water elements – fountains,

reflecting pond, jets of water. With them

there is sculpture and plantings of native

plants everywhere. Depending on when you

visit you may well spot flocks of sheep

tending and trimming the vineyards, part of

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the winery’s approach to sustainability and

natural practices of farming. Shepherds and

sheep dogs (and temporary fences) make

sure that the lambs and sheep do their best

to keep the vineyards trimmed and pristine.

Going up to the winery water cascades

down between the two sets of steps. It is, as

you will immediately discover, a photo

opportunity in the making. On my last visit,

couples from Montreal, Paris, Umbria, New

Hampshire and Wisconsin all were being

immortalized in vacation photographs.

Inside you are greeted at the front desk

then directed past the exceptional retail area

to the tasting bars. The floors are light

wood, the walls are adorned with a rotating

exhibit of contemporary art, lighting is

sublime and in the center of the square is an

open space that lets natural light into this

spacious environment. It also features a

vintage grape press, which harks back to the

centuries-old heritage of this Spanishowned

winery.

Doors and windows open onto patios

that provide views of vineyards that, literally,

stretch for miles, and to the back look

over the production facility. Everywhere you

look, from the Single Vineyard Room with

its leather couches and secluded air, to the

Members Only Room for wine club

members, to the open areas where everyone

can (and does) congregate, it is a special

place to sample some of the special wines of

the region, from still to sparkling.

The wines on the two tasting menus –

the Classic and the Limited Release and

Reserve – include their Chardonnays, Pinot

Noirs and Cabernets as well as such

surprises as the limited release Pinot Blanc,

an Albarino and a Merlot. Plus, a sparkler,

of course. In all it is a chance to explore the

region and the fruit of their carefully tended

vineyards, to revel in this striking property,

and enjoy the hospitality that has always

been a hallmark of Artesa.

The tasting room at is open daily from 10

a.m. until 5 p.m. There are also many tour

and tasting options available, which you

should look up on their website at

www.artesawinery.com. They are located at

1345 Henry Road, Napa; the phone number

is 1-888-679-9463

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Great Wines Come Together with Friends, Neighbors

The folks at David Fulton Winery are famous for making just one

wine from their 150-year-old estate: Petite Sirah – but admit there are

so many more wines to love. They’ve invited their friends (and neighbors)

Scott and Jana Harvey to showcase a few other varietals along

with their Petite Sirah at 825 Fulton Lane, in St Helena.

Visitors are now invited to stop in weekends anytime between 11

a.m. and 4 p.m., (this includes Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and

Mondays) to taste two vintages of David Fulton’s award-winning Petite

Sirah, along with Scott Harvey’s 2008 Barbera, 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

and a fun little white wine blend called “One Last Kiss.”

“These wines go really well together and the variety offers something

for every wine-tasting palate,” says Stephanie Trotter Zacharia,

DFW Director Of Winemaking & Sales. “We’ve got big, inky, teethstaining

reds all the way to lightly sweet, chilled whites. It’s fun to offer

a selection of award-winning wines which are otherwise unavailable to

Napa Valley visitors.”

The tasting fee is still just $10 and refundable with a purchase, of

course. Shipping is always available.

Scott Harvey Wines, established in 2004, produces niche wines

that over-deliver. Scott Harvey, owner and winemaker, has been

making quality wines for more than 30 years. “We’ve been enjoying

Scott’s winemaking style for many years at dinner together,” says

Fulton Mather, owner David Fulton Winery. “We’re excited to share

what we’ve been enjoying”

David Fulton Winery &

Vineyards is located at 825

Fulton Lane, just four blocks

east of Highway 29, in Napa

Valley’s historic St. Helena. The

vineyard and winery’s current

owners are David Fulton’s

great-grandson, Fulton Mather

and his wife, Dink. Along with

wine club members, friends

and family, they pick and sort

Fulton Mather

Scott and Jana Harvey

their Petite Sirah by hand before

fermentation. They use a traditional

basket press and age the wine for

nearly three years in thin-staved

French oak barrels in the same location

as the original cellar had been

dug in 1861. The resulting wine is

highly acclaimed among their peers

and a favorite referral among Petite

Sirah fans.

Insider Tip

If you’d like to taste the 2007 Calafia Cabernet Sauvignon, the

private label of Randle Johnson, another Fulton Lane neighbor and the

Director of Winemaking at the Hess Collection and DFW Consulting

Winemaker – be sure to request it (separate tasting fee may apply!)

Please note that the winery doesn’t have any commercial signage,

so you’ll have to look for the address (825 Fulton Lane) to enjoy the

winery’s private setting!

For more information, go to the websites at www.CalafiaCellars.com,

www.ScottHarveyWines.com and www.DavidFultonWinery.com.

Follow them on Twitter: @DavidFultonPS and “find” them on Facebook

and be sure to “check in” when you visit! The phone number is

(707) 967-0719.

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Summer Movie Series Benefits Napa Valley Family Centers

Sterling Vineyards, the landmark Calistoga winery, announces the

ninth annual Sterling Silver Screen Series ® . Once again, through the

generosity of NBC Universal ® , the 2011 summer season of movies in

the vineyards will feature classic and “neo-classic” films in a range of

genres from the Universal archives. All proceeds from the summer

screenings will benefit two local non profits; the Calistoga Family

Center and the St. Helena Family Centers. To date, the Sterling Silver

Screen program has raised more than $120,000 for local charities.

The next Sterling Silver Screening features Seabiscuit, on Saturday,

September 10. This is the true story of the Depression-era racehorse

that, despite his small stature and a slight limp, became an unlikely

track champion and symbol of hope for a generation of Americans.

Seabiscuit united his owner, trainer, jockey and an entire nation and

proved that heart and tenacity can triumph against all odds.

The season concludes on Saturday, October 1 with Saboteur, a

1942 Hitchcock thriller. When sabotage destroys part of an aircraft

factory, plant worker Barry Kane is accused of the crime. In an

attempt to clear his name, he sets out to track down the man he

believes to be the actual saboteur. The two men confront each other in

a memorable showdown atop the Statue of Liberty. A precursor to

North by Northwest and The Fugitive, the Saboteur screenplay was

written by the legendary Dorothy Parker.

“The Sterling Silver Screen Series is very popular with Valley residents”

said Mark Mathewson, Sterling Vineyards Visitors Center

Manager. “Remarkably, we have fans that plan their summer getaways

around our screening schedule. Bring your friends and family to Sterling,

watch a great movie over a glass of wine and benefit two local

causes.”

Each screening offers wine tasting and festival seating on the Sterling

Vineyard Meadow at Sterling Vineyards, 1111 Dunaweal Lane in

Calistoga. All Sterling Silver Screen films are suitable for informed

family viewing; however, parents are suggested to review MPAA advisories

online in advance of attendance - and note that some films are

not rated.

The grounds open at 7 p.m. and guests are encouraged to arrive

early, dress in layers and bring a blanket or low backed beach chairs

to sit on. A pre-show of classic cartoons, followed by the feature

presentation, begins at dusk. Admission tickets are $10 for adults and

$5 for children (under 16). All proceeds from tickets sales and a

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Sterling Vineyards Presents Sterling Silver Screen Series

percentage of wine sales benefit the non-profit Stars & Vines Fund.

More information is available online at www.sterlingvineyards.com, or

by calling (707) 942-3322.

About Sterling Vineyards

Sterling Vineyards is produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines

(DC&E), which is part of Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O); the world’s leading

premium drinks business. DC&E produces and markets premium

wines from around the globe including Napa Valley, Sonoma, the California

Central Coast, France, Italy, New Zealand and Australia. Brands

include: Beaulieu Vineyard, Sterling Vintner’s Collection, Chalone

Vineyard, Acacia Vineyard and Rosenblum Cellars. DC&E is also a

leading importer of estate-bottled wines from Burgundy. For more

information about Diageo, its people, brands and performance, visit

us at www.diageo.com.

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V A L L E Y

Summer Concerts with Vezér Family Vineyards

by Ronda Giangreco

With the sun finally shining again, thoughts turn to idyllic afternoons

in the wine country. Unfortunately, thousands of others are

simultaneous entertaining similar plans for their weekend getaway. If

elbowing your way through crowds is not your idea of the perfect wine

country experience, perhaps what you need to do is make a slight

course correction and head just a smidgen east of the more well-traveled

roads. Nestled just around the bend and over some rolling

foothills from the Napa Valley lay the often overlooked, but equally

spectacular wineries of the Suisun Valley.

Vezér Family Vineyards is one of the more picturesque and inviting

of the Suisun Valley wine region. Owned by the famously friendly and

welcoming Frank and Liz Vezér, the winery is a refreshing break from

the hustle and bustle of their more well-known neighbors over the hill.

Their winery is best known for the luscious Petite Sirah that they

produce, as well as their hearty, fruit-forward Zinfandel and a little

known, but magnificent blend, La Salette. While lacking the big name

appellation, these wines are by no means also-rans. In fact, the region

is rated as the oldest and best in the State of California by the U.C

Davis University. These are seriously good wines.

With a climate that boasts of sun-drenched days and sweet foggy

nights, the grapes of the Vezér Family Vineyards enjoy near perfect

growing conditions. Many of the regions grapes actually end up in the

wines of their more famous neighbors to the west. But to taste the fruit

of the Suisun Valley, it is best to go directly to the source.

Frank and Liz Vezér established their winery in 2001, producing

their first vintage of Zinfandel in 2003. They have been listening the

sound of applause ever since. They aren’t doing it alone, though. This

truly is a family winery with daughter, Gabby, taking on the marketing

duties, son-in-law, Jake, acting as Cellar Master, daughter Cassie

handling the special events and daughter Sophie creating floral

arrangements for the numerous weddings held on the winery’s spectacular

grounds. Even the couple’s youngest daughter, Frankie, gets in

on the act helping out at dinners and events.

The Vezér Family Vineyard tasting room is located in the tiny

village of Mankas Corners. The town was originally established by a

local miner in 1846. Hints of its old west history can be seen in the old

general store and surrounding buildings. The winery actually holds

the distinction of being on the National Historic Registry from its days

as a stopping point in for the famous Pony Express.

The tasting room is open seven days a week and no appointment is

necessary. The ten dollar tasting fee is waived with a wine purchase.

But to really get the most out of your visit, opt for their VIP Barrel

Blend Tour. This privately escorted tour consists of a sampling of the

winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio in the tasting room. You are

then lead the stately Blue Victorian mansion for a “Trio Amici” barrel

tasting, plus two additional Proprietor’s Barrel choice tastings,

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Garden Concert Series

- Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment under the stars

- Relax with a glass of wine as you listen to R&B, Jazz or Classic Rock

- Seating is limited, get your tickets early

- Concert time: 4-7pm

- Food & wine extra but can be served right at your table $19.50

September 3rd – Joe Mattox & Friends

This dynamic musical group, featuring the multitalented blues guitarist jazz

vocalist Joe Mattox collectively will expand your musical horizon, appeal to

every musical pallet and leave you wanting more. Joe Mattox and friends have

performed with Lightening Hopkins & Mary Wells. They were the opening act

for Santana, Big Brother and the Holding Company, John Lee Hooker Jr, the

Average White Band, Grand Central Station, and more! Joe Mattox & Friends

will make you dance and bring back great musical memories.

September 17th – Ritmojito

www.ritmojito.com

“Ritmojito” present superbly crafted songs with deep latin jazz grooves.

Whether it’s Salsa, Ska or Samba you’ll be up on your feet from the start. ” This

concert will be at Mankas Corner – 2522 Mankas Corner Road, Suisun Valley.

finishing off with a red and white port sample, complete with a tasty

food pairing. At a bargain price of $35, this tour is well worth the extra

investment.

But don’t just come to the Vezér Family Vineyards for the fantastic

wines. All the fixings for a marvelous picnic are available at the deli

next door and the gardens of the estate are simply breathtaking this

time of year.

Best of all, while you are relaxing in the sunshine enjoying your

picnic, you can congratulate yourself on finding premium wines, a

fascinating historical setting and picturesque gardens while everyone

else is simply trying to find a parking place!

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SUISUN VALLEY EVENTS

AUGUST 27

Music & A Slab in the Vines

Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

SEPTEMBER 2

Pick-up Party Movie Night in the Gardens

Wine club Member event – Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley

www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

SEPTEMBER 3, 17

Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts

Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley

www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

SEPTEMBER 24

California Candy Festival

Jelly Belly Visitors center & factory, fairfield, 11am-6pm, $15

www.californiacandyfestival.com

OCTOBER 1, 15

Mankas Summer Series Garden ConcertsVezer family Vineyard,

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Merryvale Vineyards

by Charles Neave

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If you think of it, it is a slight bit odd: of

the 400-plus wineries in the Napa Valley, very

few of them are actually in the Valley’s towns

and cities. There is one in Napa, a few in

Rutherford and Oakville and Yountville. Sure

there are cooperative and single winery

tasting rooms, and plenty of wine bars. But

actual brick-and-mortar wineries? Not many.

Merryvale Vineyards, in St. Helena, is one of

those few exceptions, and a spectacular presence

it is.

Set just off of Main Street (also known as

Highway 29) on the east side just as you enter

this popular wine country town, it was also

the first winery – then called Sunny St.

Helena – to be built after the repeal of that

social and economic disaster called Prohibition,

and was a needed show of confidence to

vintners and previously shuttered wineries

across the country.

Even before you enter the winery it is

somewhat breathtaking. The grounds are

carefully manicured, the fountain in the

middle bubbles and there is an old stone twowheel

press off in one corner. The building’s

façade is more than a match for its surroundings

though.

Family owned, the winery is dedicated to

two things in particular – a passion for

making fine wine and sustainable farming.

For the past quarter century, Merryvale has

been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes

into highly coveted wine. They produce

about 10,000 cases of wine a year, and the

varietals they employ include Sauvignon

Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir,

Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet

Sauvignon. Their most notable and highly

acclaimed wine is called Profile, a proprietary

red blend using Bordeaux varietals. Their

very limited production dessert wine is

named Antiqua.

Of course what you really need to do is go

and taste the wines, offered in tiers of four

wines or the Reserve Tasting with six wines.

There are also private tastings in the Barrel

Room. On weekends tasting bars are often set

up in the working part of the winery, so visitors

never need to feel crowded. There is also

the Cask Room, with its enormous 22,000-

gallon, wood fermentation tank bought from

Christian Brothers up the road (now the Culinary

Institute of America) and part of the

original winery. Many memorable events and

dinners have been held in this stone-walled

room.

The tasting room itself, with the large L-

shaped bar made of fir and redwood, is a

popular destination year-round. The entire

space features lots of wood; there is even a

bench made out of well-used barrel staves.

There are also wine and artisan cheese tastings

available. The staff is unfailing friendly,

helpful and knowledgeable, able to answer

questions about each wine, the winery’s

history, the area and more. They are obviously

proud of the wines they pour and of the

winery itself. It is enjoyable, enlightening and

in all ways memorable.

The tasting room at Merryvale is located

at 1000 Main Street in St. Helena. They are

open every day from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

For more information on visiting the winery,

their wine club or special events, call them

at (707) 963-7777 or via the internet at

www.merryvale.com.

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Winemaker Profile:

Judd’s Hill Winery

Kenn Vigoda

by Charles Neave

I have always thought that going to Judd’s Hill Winery, at the

southern end of the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley, is an adventure.

The winery building itself brings back memories of farms and homesteads

you might only remember from movies. Outside the door into

the very well-appointed tasting room there is a coop with Rhode

Island Red chickens and nature is everywhere. If a hobbit popped up

now and then it would not surprise me.

Winemaker Kenn Vigoda, a Detroit native, has all the credentials

you’d look for in a winemaker. “I’ve been here three years, since June

of 2008. Before that I was at Raymond Cellars for 24 years. That was

my first job in the wine industry. I started the wine lab at Raymond

then worked my way up to winemaking. But to begin with I got a

chemistry degree from Oakland University in Michigan, then I did two

years postgraduate study at USC, which is how I got to California.”

As Vigoda describes production at Judd’s Hill, “We do 3,000 cases

a year for the Judd’s Hill label, and 9,000 cases for microcrush clients,

so a total of 12,000 cases a year.”

Microcrush? That’s when someone brings in fruit from their own

vineyard, or locally purchased, and Judd’s Hill transforms their grapes

into juice and then into wine under the customer’s own label. With

microcrush it could be almost any varietal of grape and in almost any

quantity.

“Hopefully it is at least a barrel, which works out to 24 cases (a

respectable 288 bottles), but we have done even less. In one or two

cases a whole lot less. We pride ourselves on being very flexible and

in working hard to accommodate our clients.” To add even more flexibility

to their winemaking options, Judd’s Hill created their Bottle

Blending Day Camp, allowing wine country day-trippers to work with

a winemaker to blend, bottle and label their own Bordeaux style wine

in just a few hours. It’s a unique opportunity for visitors to experience

wine country in a fun, hands-on way, and return home with a few

bottles of their own personal cuvee.

How much in demand is access to a high-quality microcrush

facility? Very And the higher the quality – as it is at Judd’s Hill – the

greater the demand and the longer the list.

“We have almost a hundred custom crush clients that use our

3,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility.”

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But what about Judd’s Hill’s own wines, which are highly coveted

and rightfully so? As the affable, ukulele-playing Judd Finkelstein,

(who started this entire endeavor with his parents, renowned architect

Art and his mother Bunny, and his wife Holly) said, “A big part of our

winemaking philosophy is to let the fruit be the showcase. Our style

is to have wines with true varietal characteristics with just a nuance of

the underlying oak. I feel that we just guide it along in an artful way

and not to manipulate it too much so that its fruit of origin is lost.”

Altogether they handcraft ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon,

Pinot Noir, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet Port under the

Judd’s Hill and Judd labels. Plus a new Sauvignon Blanc, an off-dry

Rosé, and a 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay will be out in the fall and

a 2010 that is still in barrels.

“One of the reasons our Cabernet has become so sought after by

people who love wine is its elegant style, a style that showcases the

true nature of the Cabernet grape,” Judd said. “It’s an approachable

wine – in fact we make all of wines to be approachable upon release,

yet they still have enough depth so that they can be cellared and aged

for years.”

But the big question on everyone’s minds these days: what about

this years’ vintage-to-be, one that had hail, frost, snow, heat spikes and

unseasonal bouts of rain and cold? Vigoda responds, “That is a very

good question, and right now no one really has the answer. But I know

that the grapes are a couple or even three weeks late and maybe the

quantity of the harvest will be a little lower but it’s still too early to telI.

But the quality should be just fine”

The one thing you can be certain of, however, is that when you

stop and taste at this unique Napa Valley oasis, is that the wines, each

and every one of them, will be superb.

The tasting room at Judd’s Hill is open daily by appointment from

10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (the last tasting is at 3:00 p.m.) They’re located at

2332 Silverado Trail in Napa. To make an appointment call (707) 255-

2332 or check out www.juddshill.com.

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Sutter Home for Hope

Celebrates a Decade of

Making a Difference

Sutter Home wine has always been part of celebrations big and

small. This year, the company is preparing to celebrate something

really special – the 10th Anniversary of its groundbreaking Sutter

Home for Hope program.

One of the first companies to embark on a large-scale campaign

promoting breast cancer awareness, Sutter Home launched Sutter

Home for Hope in 2001, after one of its owners, Vera Trinchero Torres,

was diagnosed with the disease.

Since then, Sutter Home for Hope has helped raise hundreds of

thousands of dollars for breast cancer research, treatment and education

programs benefiting thousands of families across the country.

“For all of us at Sutter Home, this is such an important initiative.

It’s personal. When we say ‘Until there’s a cure, there’s Sutter Home for

Hope’ we really mean it. We’re committed to helping find a cure,” said

Wendy Nyberg, Senior Marketing Director for Sutter Home. “We’re

proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we know there’s still a lot to

be done. That’s why this anniversary is so important to all of us.”

Year after year, thousands of people all across the country support

Sutter Home for Hope – either by taking part in the successful

“Capsules for Hope” program, participating in events like Walk for

Hope, sharing their personal stories on the Sutter Home for Hope

website, hosting “Girls’ Night In” parties to discuss breast cancer

awareness, or simply wearing pink Sutter Home for Hope jerseys or

ribbons. Sutter Home is adding pink-ribbon art to 5.5 million bottles

of its red, white and blush varietals.

“Capsules for Hope” runs from August through the end of the year.

For every top quality seal on any Sutter Home bottle of wine Sutter

Home receives from consumers, the company will donate $1 toward

breast cancer research, treatment and education programs.*

Consumers who purchase Sutter Home varietals packaged in a screwcap

closure may send in the receipt as a substitute for the capsule seal.

Sutter Home’s support for breast cancer programs during the last

decade has helped raise awareness and critical funds that benefit

people across the country. Joanne Gomez, a 26-year breast cancer

survivor, shared her story on Sutter Home for Hope’s website. “I want

to share this one important message to women: early detection and

early treatment can save your life. Breast cancer does not mean the

end; it’s just a different chapter in your life. Stay positive.”

“If it’s one thing a cancer patient needs, it’s hope. We’re glad we can

make a difference and look forward to the day when Sutter Home for

Hope is no longer necessary,” Ms. Nyberg reiterated.

For more information about Sutter Home for Hope, please visit

www.SutterHomeForHope.com, or contact Juliana French-Arnold at

(707) 302-3020 or jfrencharnold@tfewines.com.

*Disclaimer: Sutter Home will donate a combined maximum of

$100,000 to City of Hope for the mail-in capsule promotion.

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Cade Winery in Napa Valley Launches Unique Tasting Programs

Unique Cave and Terrace Offer an Intimate Napa Valley Experience

John Conover, partner, co-owner and general manager of Cade

Winery, is pleased to announce two new tasting programs launching

imminently at the winery. Cade, which opened in April 2009, is

California’s first winery estate to achieve Gold LEED certification for

the entire property – including the hospitality building, caves and

production facility.

The first program, beginning the last week of June, is a wine and

cheese pairing in the winery’s famous cave – 14,500 square feet built

into the hillside – inspired by the inverted version of the PlumpJack

logo. Six local cheeses have been selected by Winemaker, Tony Biagi,

and Napa Chef Roger Babel, to complement Cade’s award-winning

wines. This is the only way that guests will be able to sample the

2008 Cade Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Cheese pairing in the caves

will be available Friday – Sunday at a cost of $50 per person.

Also beginning in late June, private parties of four to eight people

will have the opportunity to book tastings on the terrace of Cade

Winery, outside the Gold LEED certified production facility, located

on a dramatic hillside of manzanita trees high on Napa Valley’s

Howell Mountain. This tasting program allows small groups to have

a more intimate experience with a host from Cade, and the chance

to taste the Cade Estate Sauvignon Blanc. The Private Winery

Terrace Tastings are also available Friday – Sunday at a cost of $30.

The name Cade is derived from a Shakespearean-era term for an

oak cask or barrel. The Cade Winery estate comprises more than 60

acres, 20 of which were planted as vineyards in 2003. Of the

remaining land, approximately 28 acres will be protected to ensure

that they will always remain open space.

Cade Winery (www.cadewinery.com) is located at 360 Howell

Mountain Road, Angwin and is open daily for tastings by appointment

only seven days a week – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cade can be

reached by calling (707) 965-2746.

S T . H E L E N A

CHARLES

CHARLES KRUG

KRUG

DAVID FULTON

DAVID FULTON

BERINGER

BERINGER

MADRONA

MADRONA

POPE

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Orin Swift

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Covenant

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St. Helena Wine Center

St. Helena Wine Center

Napa Valley Farms

Napa Valley Farms

Salvestrin

Salvestrin

Tayson Pierce

Tayson Pierce

Long Meadow Ranch

Long Meadow Ranch

PRAGER

PRAGER

PRATT

PRATT

LEWELLING AVE

LEWELLING AVE

FULTON

FULTON

SUTTER HOME

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Hall

Hall

Flora Springs

Flora Springs

Calafia Cellars

Calafia Cellars

MERRYVALE

MERRYVALE

CHARTER OAK

CHARTER OAK

LOUIS M MARTINI

LOUIS M MARTINI

Heitz

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INGLEWOOD

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Corison

Corison

Milat

Milat

Del Dotto

Del Dotto

WHITEHALL LANE

WHITEHALL LANE

Witt

Witt

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WHITEHALL LANE

Rutherford

Rutherford Grove

Tres Sabores & Grove

Pedemonte Tres Sabores Cellars

Pedemonte Cellars

V. SATTUI

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DELI

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ZINFANDEL

RAYMOND

RAYMOND

Fransican

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Open to the public

Open to the public

Open by appointment

Open by appointment

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Grgich Hills Offers Monthly

Events for Wine Lovers

Grgich Hills Estate has put together an eclectic mix of wine events

each month from the rest of 2011. These special events are in addition

to its schedule of behind-the-scenes tours and tastings held daily at

11am and 2pm (reservations required) plus other library tastings and

food and wine pairings that are by appointment only.

• August 27th & 28th – Grgich Hills Cheese Festival

Meet artisan cheese mongers, local honey producers and chefs who

specialize in cooking with and pairing cheese, plus enjoy sampling

Grgich Hills wines; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Cost is $25 per person

plus $5 per pairing seminar.

• September 10 – Grgich Hill Fumé Blanc Preview and Oysters

Join Grgich Hills as we toast the beginning of harvest with a glass

of their 2010 Fumé Blanc and Hog Island Oysters – from 11a.m. to 3

p.m. Price per person starts at $12.

• October 1 – Grgich Hills Estate Stomp Party

Join Vintner Hall of Fame inductee Mike Grgich as they celebrate

the start of their 35th harvest by stomping grapes, followed by a buffet

dinner. Dress is casual; just come ready to crush some grapes with

your feet! Starts at 6 p.m.; $75 Grgich Hills club members, $90 nonmembers

guests. $500 for a table of eight.

DOMINARI

For reservations or more information for any of these events, call

Hospitality at (707) 963-2784 or email hospitality@grgich.com.

Pueblo

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DOMINARI

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Yountville St.

Clay St

Clay St

Calistoga Ave

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Calistoga Ave

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Avia

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Napa Valley

Town Center

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Theatre

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Jefferson

Ceja

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Stonehedge

Uva Winery

Trattoria

Italiana

Vintner’s

Collective

Yountville St.

Clinton St.

Pearl St.

Vallejo St.

Clinton St.

Pearl St.

Vallejo St.

Napa St.

Caymus St.

Napa St.

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Bounty Cole’s Hunter Chop House TASTE AT OXBOW

Rare Napa Wine Valley Co. Opera MAHONEY House VINEYARDS/

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Main St.

COLE’S CHOP HOUSE

Napa Valley Opera House

Back Room Wines

Vinoce and

Twenty Rows

CELADON

Napa General Store

NAPA VALLEY

WINE TRAIN

Soscol Ave

Soscol Ave

NAPA

Toolbox

Mason VALLEY

WINE TRAIN

MC KINSTRY

Third St.

River Terrace Dr.

MC KINSTRY

Gustavo Thrace/

River Terrace Dr.

Imperial Way

Robert Craig

Imperial Way

Oxbow

Public

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First St.

First St.

Clay St

Juarez St.

Taylor St.

Clay St

Juarez St.

Post St.

Pearl St.

Marvin St.

Seond St.

Silverado Trail

Silverado Trail

Celadon

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Napa General Store

Fifth St

Silverado Trail

Silverado Trail

Berna Ave

First St.

Spring St

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St. Helena

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Long Meadow Ranch

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Chase Family

Oakville Ranch

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Helena View

Johnston

Zahtila Vineyard

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Luis Ochoa Family

Phifer

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Aetna Springs

OnThEdge Rios Wine Co

Clos

Pegase Paoletti

Dutch Henry

Heibel Ranch

CALISTOGA WINE STOP

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Outpost Summit

Lake

Pope Valley Winery

Barlow

WINE PINETofanelli

Budge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery

STERLING

Rancho de Las Flores

GARAGE

Saviez

(Wermuth)

White Cottage

Twomey

O’Shaughnessy

Ladera

Von Strasser

Larkmead

POPE VALLEY

Teachworth

Reverie

Vineyards

Neal Family

Tristant

Bravante

Diamond Terrace

FRANK FAMILY

G Cook

Arkenstone Cade Winery

CASTELLO

Viader

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DI AMOROSA

Madrigal

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Bennessere

Boswell

Tudal

Failla

Schramsberg

Allora

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Eagle & Rose

J Davies

V Madrone

Casa Boeschen

Nuestra

EHLERS ESTATE

Duckhorn

TRINCHERO NAPA VALLEY

Freemark Abbey

Howell

A Dozen Vintners

Revana

Mountain

Ballentine

Sherwin Family Brehrens & Hitchcock Stony Hill

Vineyard 29 Markham

St. Helena Winery

Ritchie Creek Barnett Vineyards

ST. CLEMENT

Schweiger Vineyards

Smith-

William Cole

Amizetta

Vineyard

7 & 8 Madrone

Anderson’s Conn Valley

Paloma

Keenan Peacock Family 29 CHARLES Varozza

Eagle Trace

Guiliam’s

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Charbay

Terra Valentine Eeden

Calafia

Forman

Chiles

Cain School House

Juslyn

Cellars

BERINGER DAVID

Valley

Spring Mountain

FULTON

Buehler

Arns Winery

Seavey

Spring Mtn.

Trespass

Orin

Spottswoode Tamber Bey SwiftSt. Helena

Newton

MERRYVALE

ST. HELENA

Kent Rasmussen

Ruston Family

JOSEPH PHELPS

Napa Valley Farms

By appointment only

Marston Family

Murphy

Salvestrin

LOUIS

PRAGER

M MARTINI Kelham

The Terraces

Hall Rutherford

SUTTER HOME Hall Heitz

William Harrison

Flora Springs

& Mario Perelli-Minetti

V. SATTUI

RUTHERFORD HILL

Tayson Pierce

Quintessa Rutherford Ranch

ARGER MARTUCCI Corison RAYMOND

Kuleto

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Del Dotto

Rutherford

Midsummer Hennessey

Sullivan

Conn

WHITEHALL LANE

Fleury

Cellars

Creek

Franciscan

Frogs Leap

MUMM NAPA

Girard

Continuum Estate

Witt

Rutherford

David

Alpha Omega

Caymus

Chappellet

Grove

Honig

Arthur

Tres Sabores &

Pedemonte Cellars

BEAULIEU

Piña Napa Valley

Round Pond ZD WINES

RUTHERFORD

PROVENANCE

Elizabeth Spencer

Miner Family Vineyards

GRGICH HILLS ESTATE

Rubicon Estate Peju

Plumpjack Rudd

Groth

ST. SUPÉRY

Sawyer Cellars

Saddleback 128

Cellars

Swanson

Gargiulo

SEQUOIA GROVE

Cakebread

Silver Oak

Vine Cliff Winery

Staglin Del Bondio

OAKVILLE

TURNBULL

Paraduxx

Robert Mondavi

Calistoga

golden gate Bridge 50 60 100

Bay Bridge 50 60 90

Sacramento 60 70 90

Santa rosa 40 60 70

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SUMMIT LAKE DR

BUCKEYE

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DIAMOND MTN

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Getting around Napa Valley

POPE

CANYON

N. FORK CRYSTAL SPGS

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

PETERSON

ROAD

SANITARIUM

CRYSTAL SPRINGS

EHLERS

PARK

CALISTOGA

DEER

Pride Mountain

ST. HELENA RD

TO

SANTA ROSA

ROSSI

HOWELL MTN

CONN VALLEY RD

HOWELL MTN

MEADOWOOD LANE

SPRING MTN

LANGTRY RD

FULTON

MADRONA

CHARTER OAK

SPRING

Volker Eisele Family

SULPHUR SPRINGS

RUTHERFORD HILL

TAPLIN ROAD

128

Brown Estate

SAGE CANYON

Neyers

WHITEHALL LANE

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SKELLENGER

CONN CREEK RD

MONEY ROAD

MANLEY

BELLA OAKS

SILVERADO TRAIL

OAKVILLE CROSSROAD

Nickel & Nickel

Opus One

Napa Wine Company

Atlas Peak

Oakville

O A K V ILLE GRADE

Cardinale + Lokoya

Far Niente

Robert Sinskey

STATE LN.

Goosecross

Cellars

Cliff Lede

Paradigm

TRINITY

R


AVE

S OLANO

REDWOOD ROAD

VALLEJO

X Winery

Page Wine Cellars

BUCHLI

STATION

TO VALLEJO

Mayacamas

Mount Veeder

Pine Ridge

Steltzner

Lindstrom

Girard

Robinson Family

JESSUP Hartwell Vineyards Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Ma(i)sonry Hope and Grace

Regusci

Chimney Rock

Cornerstone Cellars

Hill SOMERSTON

Family Estate

Page Wine Cellars V Wine Cellars

Domaine Chandon

Hopper Creek Leap Clos du Val

Bell Wine Cellars

Keever Cosentino

James Cole

Elyse

CORLEY FAMILY’S

Signorello Vineyards

Darioush

MONTICELLO

Trefethen VINEYARDS

HAGAFEN CELLARS

Silenus Vintners

Laird

BLACK STALLION

Van Der Heyden REYNOLDS FAMILY

Silverado Trail Wine Studio

O’Brien Estate

/Crushpad/Big Horn Cellars RAZI

Luna Vineyards

Ardente Winery

ANDRETTI Volta Wine

BROWNS VALLEY RD

Madonna Estate

Saintsbury

ETUDE

YOUNT ST.

Shafer

YOUNTVILLE CROSSROAD

MADISON

WASHINGTON

HOFFMAN

DARMS

HARDMAN LANE

ATLAS

PEAK RD

MONTICELLO ROAD

SOSCOL

SONOMA

TRANCAS AVENUE

PUEBLO

CENTRAL

McKinstry

1st ST.

SOSCOL

3rd ST

WEST IMOLA AVE

HENRY RD.

ARNOLD DR.

CUTTINGS WHARF RD

Viansa

12

121

12

ARTESA

DOMAINE

CARNEROS

121

WILLIAM HILL

TO

HWY. 128

BORRETTE

E. 3RD AVE.

3RD AVE.

MAIN

BROWNS VALLEY RD

TO

SAN FRANCISCO

AND HWY. 101

Ancien

OLD SONOMA RD.

BURNDALE

Homewood

Winery

J.Kirkwood

Fontanella

Nicholson

Ranch

FOLIE A DEUX

/NAPA CELLARS

Hendry

Yates Family

McKenzie

Mueller

Truchard

Vinoce and Twenty Rows

Tallulah

Stonehedge

John Anthony

Olabisi/Trahan Ceja

Elements

JUDD’S

HILL

Robert Craig

Del Dotto

ORCHARD AVE

HAGEN RD

Verismo

Folio Enoteca Frazier

MAHONEY / WATERSTONE

Taste at Oxbow

Uncorked

Tulocay

Palmaz

Vineyards

KAISER

di Rosa

Preserve

NAPA VALLEY

CORPORATE DR

Cuvaison

Estate

Wines

Kapcsandy

BALDACCI

Taylor Family

Quixote

Stags’ Leap Winery

M T. VEEDE

Wing Canyon

CALIFORNIA

Sky

Godspeed

OAK KNOLL AVE

REDWOOD ROAD

Boyd

Robert

Biale

Vintners

Collective

Mason

Bounty Hunter

Falcor

Trinitas

Delectus Winery

Moss Creek Winery,

Altamura Vineyards & Winery

& Suisun Valley Wineries

BIG RANCH RD

ARNOLD DR

Farella-Park

JEFFERSON

Gustavo

Thrace/

Toolbox

LINDA VISTA

THOMPSON AVE

4TH AVE.

PINE

CARNEROS RD

LOS CARNEROS RD

SCHUG

ANABA

CARNEROS

ESTATE Bonneau

GLORIA FERRER

CAVES & VINEYARDS

CLINE

SOSCOL FERRY

Spelletich

12

Caldwell

KELLY

JACUZZI

Silverado

Vineyards

DRY CREEK RD

VINEYARD VIEW private

PARTRICK RD

LINCOLN

Krupp Brothers

Stagecoach Vineyard

SODA CANYON ROAD

Black Cordon

Sixteen by Twenty Wines

HdV Wines

COOMBSVILLE RD.

Guffy

Family

LEVERONI RD

DEALY RD

BROADWAY

Patz

& Hall

BORDEAUX

DUHIG RD

Bourassa

Vineyards

Antica

Modus Operandi

/Juicebox

VinRoc

Bialla Vineyards

Jarvis

LAS AMIGAS

Adastra

BOUCHAINE

TO

SACRAMENTO

/SUISUN VALLEY

Kenzo

Estate

BROWNS VALLEY

Larson

Family

Yates Family

Sodaro

Tournesol

GREEN VALLEY

Sonoma

YOUNTVILLE

HESS

COLLECTION

Mt.Veeder

Phoenix

Vineyards

Young

Ridge

Estate

Celani Family

Dominari

Beaucanon

Estate

Whetstone

Porter

Family

KREUSER CANYON RD

Sciandri

BASALT

Michael Mondavi

Family Winery

KAISER

Los

Carneros

Region

MEADOWCROFT WINES

at CornerStone Gardens

Keating Winery

ACACIA

by appt.

29

Yountville Stags

NAPA

Oak Knoll

BROWNS VALLEY RD

29

121

121

Elkhorn Peak Cellars

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Welcome to

Y O U N T V I L L E

Somerston Vineyards and Winery Opens Estate Tasting Room

JEFFERSON ST

Visitors may enjoy Somerston estate wines

paired with cheese and charcuterie on the

tasting room terrace of its 1,682-acre estate

in the eastern hills of Napa Valley

Somerston, a bucolic viticultural nirvana

located high in the eastern hills of Napa Valley

at 3450 Sage Canyon Road, opened its winery

tasting room on Saturday, June 25. Home to

over 200 acres of vineyards with elevations

ranging from 800 to 1200 feet, Somerston has

87 distinct growing blocks, five soil types,

over 15 varietals planted, multiple natural

water sources, and has long been a fruit source

for some of Napa’s most renowned producers.

The opening of the Somerston Estate, tasting

room and energy-efficient winery is the culmination

of the long-term vision of winemaker

and partner Craig Becker and proprietor Allan

Chapman. The opening also represents the

public debut of the Somerston Estate wines,

which include Sauvignon Blanc ($40), Proprietary

Red Blend ($90) and Cabernet Sauvignon

($120), available exclusively for tastings

and purchase at Somerston tasting rooms.

“Our property is the inspiration behind everything

Somerston represents,” says Becker. “It

offers a fresh look at the Napa Valley that is

utterly authentic. We look forward to sharing

the magic of the property and our wines with

wine enthusiasts.”

The Somerston Off-Road Experience offers

in-depth tours of the 1,682-acre estate

The Somerston Estate currently offers

these tasting options:

• Estate Tasting Enjoy all three limitedproduction

Somerston Estate wines paired

with an elegant selection of cheeses, fresh

charcuterie, pistachios and berries from

local farms. ($40)

• Off-Road Vineyard Experience – Experience

a breathtaking all-terrain vineyard

tour of the Somerston Estate guided by

one of Somerston’s specialists. The experience

offers dramatic vistas, in-depth information

on the vineyard practices and viticultural

techniques used, and even a

refreshing drink from Somerston’s natural

soda springs. The open-air experience

concludes with a tasting of the limitedproduction

Somerston Estate wines

perfectly paired with a selection of local

cheeses and charcuterie made from Somerston’s

own grass-fed lamb. ($50)

Estate Wines by the Glass

• 2009 Somerston Sauvignon Blanc ($10)

• 2007 Somerston Red Wine ($20)

• 2007 Somerston Cabernet Sauvignon ($30)

The Somerston Estate experience is available

daily by appointment by calling (707)

967-8414 or email visit@somerston.com.

Somerston Vineyards was founded by

Allan Chapman, who purchased the historic

Priest Ranch in 2004. He acquired the adjacent

Elder Valley in January 2006 to create

one contiguous property. Chapman and Craig

Becker founded Somerston Wine Company

WASHINGTON

YOUNT MILL RD

Y O U N T V I L L E

JACKSON

MADISON ST

Girard 1 JESSUP CELLARS

PEDRONI

Ma(i)sonry

STARKEY ST

29

WASHINGTON ST

WEBBER ST

Hill Family

Estate

Hope and Grace

RASGALLERIES

SOMERSTON

Cornerstone Cellars

Page Wine Cellars

YOUNT ST

YOUNTVILLE CROSS RD

To Silverado Trail

in 2008, merging their two wine companies

with the goal of creating a world class vineyard

estate showcasing single vineyard wines.

Wine, Art and Ranching

Somerston also has a wine tasting room in

Yountville featuring a very inviting, comfortable

yet sophisticated setting. Current release

wines from their Priest Ranch and Highflyer

portfolios are available for purchase and

tasting. A private tasting of Somerston Estate

wines is also available by appointment.

Artisan cheese plates, fresh charcuterie and

exquisite Kollar chocolates are also available

to enhance your tasting experience. Relax on

the sofa, plan a private tasting experience or

enjoy the outdoor courtyard and rooftop

terrace. The tasting room, located at 6490

Washington Street in Yountville, is open

seven days a week – Tuesday thru Saturday 11

a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday through Monday

noon to 8 p.m. For more information, or to

make an appointment, call (707) 944-8200

or visit visit@somerstonwineco.com.

Domaine Chandon

CALIFORNIA DR

Keever

VINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATE

Elyse

Bell Wine

WASHINGTON ST

HOFFMAN

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MYRTLEDALE

Welcome to

C A L I S T O G A

So

Vote for Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga

A Finalist in America’s Best Bathrooms Contest

Public Voting Begins for Tenth Annual Awards Program

Presented by Cintas Corporation

Will America’s next Best Restroom be nestled inside a 13th century

Tuscan castle and winery in Northern California? Will it feature silhouettes

of birds in mid-flight? How about a section of the Berlin Wall?

These are just some of the spectacular images inside the ten public

bathrooms that will compete for the coveted title of America’s Best

PETRIFIED

FOREST RD.

TO

SANTA

ROSA

TO

GEYSERVILLE

128

BENNETT LANE

WINERY

LINCOLN

29

AVENUE

W.H. Smith SPA

PINK OnThEdge

MANSION WINE Kenefick Ranch

GARAGE Rios Wine Co.

Diamond

Tofanelli

Terrace

Reverie Von Stasser

PINE

Twomey

Teachworth

Constant CASTELLO DI AMOROSA

Madrigal

Allora

44

FOOTHILL BLVD.

DIAMOND MTN

TO

ST. HELENA

TRINCHERO NAPA VALLEY

A Dozen Vintners

FREEMARK ABBY

SUMMERS

WINERY

29

Envy

OLD FAITHFUL

GEYSER

C A L I S T O G A

BERRY ST

CEDAR

ELLERS

BIG TREE

THIRD STREET

SECOND STREET

FIRST STREET

LINCOLN AVE

TUBBS LANE

CALISTOGA

Clos Pagase

WINE STOP

(Calistoga Depot)

STERLING

DUNAWEAL LANE

FAIRWAY

Larkmead

FRANK

FAMILY

Tudal

BENESSERE

EHLERS ESTATE

LARKMEAD

Tedeschi

Family

OAK STREET

LAKE STREET

LODI

STEVENSON

Chateau Montelana

Vincent

Arroyo

GREENWOOD AVE

GOLDEN HAVEN

SPA & RESORT

LINCOLN AVE

TO

CLEARLAKE

29

ROMBAUER

Jericho

Canyon

29

Zahtila

Vineyard

Lava Vine

Cali 351

BRANNAN

B CELLARS

COTTAGE INN

AUGUST Venge

29

BRIGGS Phifer

Pavitt

Cuvaison Estate Wines

Paoletti

Barlow

Blair Dutch

Henry

Saviez

128

WAPOO

BALE LANE

Casa Nuestra

Duckhorn

OLD TOLL

TO

NAPA

Restroom, the popular contest sponsored by Cintas Corporation

(Nasdaq: CTAS) and now in its tenth year.

Visit the website www.bestrestroom.com through Monday,

September 19, 2011 and pick your favorites. The site takes visitors on

a photographic tour of each facility and then encourages them to

choose their favorite. The winner will be announced this fall.

This year’s finalists for America’s Best Restroom are: Castello di

Amorosa Winery Calistoga, California. This restroom boasts handpainted

Italianstyle frescoes. The sinks are custom made from travertine

imported from Tuscany, Italy.

The spigots reflect a common

Castello theme of dragons and

gargoyles.

Other bathrooms include:

Don’s Johns Presidential Luxury

Restroom Trailer in Chantilly,

Virginia; The Field Museum

Chicago, Illinois; Habana

Outpost in Brooklyn, New York;

The Joule Poule at the Joule

Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas;

Main Street Station Casino in Las

Vegas, Nevada; Ninja in New

York, New York; Renaissance

Arlington Capital View Hotel in

Arlington, Virginia; and Scottsdale

Center for the Performing

Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Visit Old Faithful Geyser

There are actually three “Old Faithful” geysers in the world with

one being right here in Napa Valley. 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 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?

Old Faithful can blow an eruption of steam and scalding water 60

feet in the air every five to 40 minutes. A short walk away you will

find a petting zoo featuring the Tennessee Fainting Goats, Jacob’s

Four Horn Sheep and Guard Llamas.

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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Pastori

RUSSIAN RIVER

DUTCHER CREEK

Lake

Sonoma

FERRARI-CARANO

DUTCHER CROSSING

101

DRY CREEK RD.

MAZZOCCO

TO THE

MENDOCINO

COAST

DRY CREEK RD.

Northern

Sonoma

Rockpile

116

Russian

River

Zichichi

Yoakim Bridge Talty

Raymond Burr Vineyards

Göpfrich

Truett Hurst

Martorana

Michel-Schlumberger

Unti

Quivira

Mounts

A Rafanelli

Vinwood Cellars

RODNEY STRONG

PETRIFIED FOREST .

Gary Farrell

Mill Creek Vineyards

ARMIDA

MATRIX

Pedroncelli

Rochioli

Vine Tastings

CHALK HILL

1 KENDALL-JACKSON

Twomey

HOP

Route 128 Winery

Locals

Meeker

Mercury

Terroirs

Trione

KILN

Chateau Felice

WINE CENTER

Vérité/

Archipel

RIVER RD.

MARK WEST SPRINGS RD.

Russian Hill Estate

Woodenhead

Joseph Swan Tara Bella Old World Winery

Pellegrini

Martinelli

Harvest Moon

Robert Rue

Benovia Eric Kent

Hook & Ladder

De Loach

Carol Shelton Inspiration

Inman

Battaglini Novy

Siduri

Chalk

Hill

Knights

Valley

OLIVET

Green

Valley

Alexander

Valley

LAGUNA RD.

BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY

GRATON RD.

Marimar Torres

29

FULTON RD.

OCCIDENTAL RD.

128

CALISTOGA RD.

MONTECITO

Taft Street Winery

Freeman

FRITZ WINERY

MARTIN

RAY

Hanna

Frick

WILSON

Family*

Rued

Teldeschi

Dry Creek Vnyd

Mauritson

Geyser Peak

Palmeri

CANYON RD.

Passalacqua

Ridge

Clos

Du Bois

Robert Young

Stryker Sonoma

Hawkes

Stonestreet

VML

Bradford Mtn

Arista

Williams Selyem

Everett Ridge

ALDERBROOK

De La

Montanya

Foppiano

Acorn

J Wine

DeNatale

Grove

Street

128

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Hanna

FERRARI-CARANO’S

SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD

KENDALL-JACKSON

J KEVERSON

Boisset Taste of Terroir

Downtown Wine

Edmeades

Front Street Wineries:

• Camellia Cellars

• Davis Family

• Sapphire Hills

• Holdredge

• Skewis Wines

Hauck Cellars

Hawley Tasting Room & Gallery

Hudson Street Wineries

• Bluenose Wines

• Grove Street

• Owl Ridge

• Sadler-Wells

• Rocking Z Vineyard

• Teira

In Vino Veritas

La Crema

Lake Sonoma

Longboard Vineyards

Manzanita Creek

Murphy-Goode

Optima

Pezzi King

Portalupi

Roadhouse Winery

Russian River Wine Co.

Seghesio

Selby

Stephen & Walker

Thirty Four North Wine Merchant

Thumbprint

Toad Hollow

Topel

Waterfront Tasting Room

OCCIDENTAL RD.

Freestone Vineyards

Guest Center

Korbel

Bella Vineyards

Preston Vineyards

Porter

Creek

Sbragia Family

Dehlinger

Dutton-Goldfield

Red Car

Emeritus

Lynmar

Merry Edwards

David Caffaro

Vineyard of Pasterick

Amista

Deux Amis

Thomas

George

Silver

Oak

Francis

Ford

Coppola

Cellars

of Sonoma

TRENTADUE

D’Argenzio

deLORIMIER WINERY

Papapietro Perry

LYTTON SPGS

Nalle

Duchamp

SAUSAL

VALLEY

ALEXANDER

White Oak

Field Stone

Johnson’s

WESTSIDE RD.

Sebastopol Vnyd

Occidental Road

Atascadero Creek

Graton Ridge

Peters

Family

Sheldon

Amphora

MacPhail

Kokomo/

Peterson

Mietz

Jordan

Stuhlmuller

Christie

CHRISTOPHER

CREEK

Chalk Hill

Lancaster Estate

WINDSOR RIVER RD

EASTSIDE

Gourmet au Bay

Dry

Creek

Russian River Vnyds

Iron Horse

MOSHIN

Hartford Family

Emtu Estate

River Road

Kachina

TO THE

MENDOCINO

COAST J Rickards

STEWART’S POINT RD

Copain

Wattle Creek

FORCHINI

Mueller

Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8

Simi

Merriam

Vintners Signatures

W. DRY CREEK

Flowers

Vineyard

& Winery

Gustafson Family

Vineyards

Lambert Bridge

Montemaggiore

Michael Bernard

DaVero

Medlock

Ames

Limerick

Lane

Cazadero

John Tyler Wines

by Bacigalupi Vineyard

Pendeleton Estate

Starlite

Vineyards

PLEASANT

OLD REDWOOD HWY

SLUSSER

St. Helena Road

Winery

Dutton Estate

Pastori

Travelling to Santa Rosa

trAVel tiMe

froM MileS (Average) (Peak)

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

SUNCÉ

Garden Creek Ranch

GUERNEVILLE

BALLETTO

UPTick

Sonoma-Cutrer

Paradise Ridge

Krutz

SODA ROCK

WINDSOR RD

Gustavo

Thrace

INDUSTRIAL

PINER

FOUNTAIN GROVE

GOLD

WATER TROUGH

RIDGE

BODEGA HIGHWAY

Littorai

D&L

Carinalli

MONTGOMERY


Valley of the Moon Winery

PYTHIAN RD.

1

Tomales

Bay

Wines

116

101

101 LEDSON

VALLEY FORD CUTOFF

Sonoma

Coast

Sable

Ridge

ROBLAR RD.

PETALUMA VALLEY FORD RD.

116

116

Sonoma

Valley

121

12

TO NAPA

37

VJB CELLARS

MAYO RESERVE ROOM

Larson Family

12

121

KAZ

Sugar Loaf

Ridge

State Park

128

TO

LAKE BERRYESSA

AND

SACRAMENTO

BENNETT VALLEY RD.

Robledo

Family

LOXTON

HKG ESTATE

ERIC ROSS BR COHN

MOONDANCE CELLARS

Ravenswood

• J. Keverson

• Christie

• Hart’s Desire

Williamson

Paradise Ridge

Muscardini & Ty Caton Cellars

Enkidu

Family Wineries

ORANGE RD.

Adobe

Road

Winery

Clarbec

Arrowood

Little Vineyards

FRATES

Bartholomew Park

Buena Vista

STAGE GULCH

NAPA RD

BONNESS RD

MacRostie

Kamen

Tin Barn

LAKEVILLE RD.

Kastania

Vineyards

CHARLES CREEK

Bonneau

ST. FRANCIS

Petroni Vineyards

Akoma Zoume/Mountain Terraces Vineyard

Hanzell

BODEGA

HWY WASHINGTON

Corda

Clary Ranch

Sonoma Valley

Port Works

Bevan

Cellars

Keller

Estate

GLORIA FERRER

CLINE

12

Wellington

Benziger Family

Audelssa Estate

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch

ANABA

SCHUG

Robert Hunter

Paint Horse

JACUZZI

VIANSA

Hawkes

Roche

Adobe Road

Westwood

The Cave

CHATEAU ST. JEAN

Deerfield Ranch

Landmark

GRANGE

Matanzas

Creek

Pavo Wines

Kenwood Winery

PETALUMA HILL ROAD

Kunde

Parmelee Hill

R2

Imagery

SEBASTIANI

Eric K James

Hwy 12 Winery

Sojourn

CORNERSTONE SONOMA

MEADOWCROFT WINES

Foyt Family Wines

Keating Wines

MAYO FAMILY

Roessler

Gofessel

Homewood

Winery

Favero

7TH E.

LOVALL VALLEY

CELLAR

DOOR

SONOMA

ENOTECA

E NAPA ST

8TH E.

Gundlach Bundschu

Los Carneros

Region

BURNDALE

Nicholson

Ranch

RAMAL

TO VALLEJO

San Pablo Bay

TO

SAN FRANCISCO

TO

SAN FRANCISCO

Sonoma County Wineries


LAGUNA RD.

SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Lake

Sonoma

Gustafson Family

Vineyards

STEWARTʼS POINT

TO

MENDOCINO

COAST

TO

BODEGA

BAY

TO

MENDOCINO

COAST

FERRARI-CARANO

DUTCHER CROSSING

TO

HWY. 1

FRITZ WINERY

MAIN ST.

RIVER RD.

BOHEMIAN HWY

Pendleton Estate

TO

EUREKA

PLAZA ST

HEALDSBURG AVE.

WESTSIDE

Monte Rio

THE

PLAZA

101

Sbragia

Silver Oak

Family

Cellars

Vineyards

J Rickards

Frick Geyser Peak

Palmeri

Locals

Meeker

128

Pedroncelli Route 128 Mercury

Kachina

Winery Terroirs deLORIMIER

David Caffaro

Yoakim Bridge Talty FORCHINI Trione Vineyards & Winery

Bella

Amphora

Clos Du Bois

Preston

Papapietro Perry

Vintners Signatures

Truett

Zichichi

Kokomo/

Hurst

TRENTADUE

Peterson

Family Wineries

Robert Young

Raymond Burr Göpfrich Unti

Martorana Rued Francis Ford Stryker Sonoma

Quivira

Coppola

Lytton

Passalacqua

Teldeschi

Hawkes

Station Rd.

Michel-Schlumberger

Mounts

Stonestreet

Ridge/Lytton

Dry Creek Vineyard Amista

Mauritson

Springs Medlock Ames SAUSAL

JordanStuhlmuller

White Oak

A. Rafanelli

MAZZOCCO

SODA ROCK Alexander Valley Vineyards

Lambert Bridge

Simi

WILSON

Johnson's Hanna

Vineyard of Pasterick

Alexander J KEVERSON

Montemaggiore

Manzanita

Valley Wines

Camellia Cellars, Davis Family

Creek Grove Street

Holdredge, Sapphire Hills, Skewis

FERRARI-CARANO’S

Field Stone

SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD

Michael Bernard

Everett Ridge

Saini

Lancaster Estate

Seghesio

DaVero

Portalupi

MacPhail Family

Vérité/Archipel

MAGNOLIA

Toad Hollow In Vino Downtown Wine Mill Creek

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

Roadhouse Lake Veritas

Foppiano

Russian River Wine Co.

Thirty Four North Sonoma

ALDERBROOK

Limerick Lane

Hawley

Boisset Taste of Terroir

Acorn Christie

Topel ARMIDA

Mietz

De La Montanya

Williamson

Twomey

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RODNEY

Murphy-Goode - Edmeades

Hauck

Selby

MATRIX STRONG

Stephen & Walker

Longboard

La Crema

J Wine

Pezzi KingVineyards

John Tyler Wines

Merriam

by Bacigalupi

DeNatale

Vineyard

Chateau Chalk Hill

VML

Felice

101

HOP KILN

UPTick

Rochioli Vine

Tastings

Arista

Williams Selyem

Thomas George Estates

Armstrong

Mueller

Woods

Porter Creek

Copain

KENDALL-JACKSON

ARMSTRONG WOODS RD.

GROVE

VINE

DUTCHER CREEK RD

WINE CREEK RD.

GRANT

YOAKIM BRIDGE

BROAD CROCKER

WALLING

Freestone Vineyards

Guest Center

ASTI RD.

CENTER ST

MILL ST

CHIANTI RD.

CANYON

NORTH ST.

EAST

MATHESON

Korbel

RIVER RD.

116

Marimar Torres

RUSSIAN RIVER

Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8

GRATON RD.

OCCIDENTAL RD.

GOLD

Littorai

Wines

RIDGE

Wattle Creek

DRY CREEK RD.

W. DRY CREEK RD.

HAYDON ST.

MASON

Gary Farrell

MIRABEL RD.

GEYSERVILLE RD.

WESTSIDE RD.

MOSHIN

VINE HILL RD.

MILL STA.

KINLEY

FREI RD.

RED WINERY

GEYSERʼS

ALEXANDER VAL. RD.

Pellegrini

Sheldon

TO

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W. OLIVET

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PINE FLAT

LIMERICK

OLD REDWOOD HWY.

STARR RD

LOS AMIGOS

WINDSOR RIVER RD

STARR RD

Sonoma County

Airport

OLIVET

KENDALL-JACKSON

WINE CENTER

RIVER RD.

ARATA LN.

BROOKS RD.

LAKEWOOD

HEMBRE LN.

101

AIRPORT BLVD

SHILO RD.

Russian Hill

Estate

Robert Rue

Woodenhead

Martinelli

Hartford

Family

MARTIN

Joseph Swan Tara Bella

Harvest Moon

Carol Shelton

Winery RAY

Hook & Battaglini

Emtu

Ladder

Estate SUNCÉ Inman Family

DeLoach

Russian River Martini & Pratti

Iron Horse Dehlinger

River Road

Sebastopol Vineyards

Occidental Road, Atascadero Creek & Graton Ridge

Dutton-Goldfield

Red Car

Lynmar BALLETTO

Emeritus Merry

D&L Carinalli

Hanna

Edwards

Taft Street Winery Peters Family

MARTINELLI

BURNSIDE

WATER TROUGH

Sonoma-Cutrer

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ALEXANDER VALLEY,

DRY CREEK VALLEY

& R U S S I A N R I V E R

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PINER RD.

FRAUGHT

128

MARK WEST SPRINGS

101

GUERNEVILLE RD. STEELE LN.

OCCIDENTAL RD.

CHALK HILL RD.

PLEASANT AVE.

OLD REDWOOD HWY.

FULTON RD

Old World Winery

Novy

Eric Kent

Siduri

FULTON RD

FOUNTAIN GROVE PKWY.

TO

SANTA ROSA/

SAN FRANCISCO

Starlite

Vineyards

TO

SONOMA

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Sonoma County Cultivates New Events

and Programs for Three-Day Harvest Fair

In its 37 years of showcasing the abundance of harvest and Sonoma

County’s passion for world-class wines and the people who make

them, the Harvest Fair has entertained, educated, and just plain

delighted hundreds of thousands of people from Northern California,

and around the globe. And for 2011, the fair’s board has retooled key

elements to enliven the festivities and give people even more reason to

gather with friends at this premier event.

An Evening of Sonoma County’s Most Inspired Food and Wine

Among the major innovations is a new “Grand Tasting” event on

Friday, September 30. Attendees will be first to partake in the medalwinning

wines and cuisine. They’ll also get to mingle with key winery

and restaurant representatives (often owners, winemakers, chefs, and

other top positions), and hear insiders’ stories about ingredients,

philosophies and inspiration.

“Over the years, the board of directors of the Sonoma County

Harvest Fair has been listening to how Sonoma County wants to celebrate

the abundance of our harvest, and the changes we’ve instituted

reflect the wonderful input we’ve received,” said Marie Gewirtz, president

of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Board.

The Grand Tasting is 5:30 to 8 p.m. on opening day of the threeday

Harvest Fair. Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door (or $50

each when purchased in blocks of 10 or more), and include unlimited

tastings of the award-winning wines and cuisine, as well as entrance

to the Harvest Fair that day.

September 30 through October 2, the Sonoma County Harvest

Fair gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to immerse themselves

in Sonoma County’s rich agricultural roots and traditions.

Traditional Harvest Fair favorites include the professionally judged

wine competition, abundant tastings of beloved varietals, a competition

among gifted local food producers and purveyors, the wildly

popular World Championship Grape Stomp and many other familyfriendly,

farm-oriented activities and exhibits.

“The Harvest Fair celebrates the diversity and unparalleled quality

of the wines, food, and cuisine that define Sonoma County. This new

Grand Tasting is a chance to sample – all in one place – the very best

of what the county has to offer at a newly designed event that will

serve as the kickoff to this year’s fair,” said Gewirtz.

Sonoma County Vintners. “The new Wine Awards celebration creates

an opportunity to honor our winemakers and growers, and salute

their hard work and contributions to our community.”

Unsurpassed Quality

The Harvest Fair is the largest regional wine competition in the

United States, and celebrates Sonoma County’s heritage as a worldrenowned

agricultural and wine-producing region. According to

Comfort, “It’s the only event in California with a professional competition

solely for the region’s wines, judged by an international panel of

experts.”

The three-day schedule is bursting with exciting activities for all

ages. Along with the events mentioned above, there will be farm and

harvest “Ag-tivities” for children and adults, wine seminars, chef

demonstrations, microbrew tasting (Saturday only), continuous live

jazz, an art show and sale, a kiddie carnival area, exhibitors’ hall,

puppet show, farm animals, a bee-keeping display, apple tasting, and

much more.

In addition, attendees receive special case discounts at the Harvest

Fair Marketplace on any of the gold medal-winning wines. People can

also bring home a variety of locally made food products available at

the newly expanded Marketplace.

For information on how to purchase tickets for the Harvest Fair,

visit www.harvestfair.org, or call (707) 545-4203.

Award Winning Pinot Noir

Featuring 6 vineyard designates

Honoring Those Who Turn Rich Soils to Heavenly Wines

Also new to the 2011 Harvest Fair will be the Sonoma County

Wine Awards, a wine industry event celebrating the area’s best of the

best. Unfolding September 24, it will culminate three days of judging

of more than 1,000 wines by 25 judges from throughout the United

States and Asia. Industry representatives will announce the sweepstakes

winners.

This really is an evening for recognizing Sonoma County’s worldclass

wines and the people who make them,” said Honore Comfort,

also a member of the Harvest Fair Board and executive director of the

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Santa Rosa International Film Festival

Immerse Yourself in Films that Matter, Inspiring Connections, Epicurean Adventures and Cultural Diversity

The 25th Wine Country Film Festival – Wine Country's original

film festival – is now presenting the Santa Rosa International Film

Festival (SRIFF), September14-20. This week-long celebration of

cinema, the arts and cultural exchange will feature more than 100

films from around the world at Summerfield and 3rd Street Cinemas

and The Roxy 14 in Santa Rosa. The festival Hospitality Lounge

located at #1 Santa Rosa Avenue in downtown Santa Rosa will host a

Launch Party September 9th from 5 to 8 p.m., intimate receptions,

master classes, an art exhibit, sponsors’ booths and happy hours.

Additional films will be screened at Deerfield Ranch Winery in

Kenwood, Sonoma Valley, both outdoors under the stars and in the

cave Grand Room. At the movie nights at Deerfield Ranch Winery

Stephen Ashton, SRIFF director

with 2007 honoree Kirk Douglas

delicious food from local food

Festival attendees

trucks and restaurants and

Deerfield Ranch wine by the

glass or bottle will be available

for purchase. Please no outside

food or drinks. Low back

chairs are welcome. Most

nights at Deerfield Ranch

Winery there will be special

events and live musical performances.

Three Santa Rosa host hotels – The Hilton, Courtyard Marriott

and the Flamingo Resort – are offering special rates packages. Contact

each hotel for specifics. SRIFF offers six levels of passes, some of

which include entry to culinary events, special screenings, master

classes and VIP receptions with filmmakers and celebrities. The Local

Pass (for Kenwood, Oakmont, Glen Ellen, Sonoma and Santa Rosa

residents) and Festival Pass Plus (reserved seat – slide past the velvet

rope!) are the event’s most popular passes. Festival goers can also

purchase tickets for each film on line or at the door.

For information on how to purchase passes, individual film

tickets or hotel special rate packages go to www.sriff.org or call the

office (707) 935-3456.

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Set for September 2-4 – Celebrating

Sonoma Wine, Food and Lifestyle - Presented by Visa Signature

Wine lovers and foodies can finalize their plans to attend the

fourth annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend set for Labor Day

Weekend September 2-4 as tickets are on sale now. Sonoma Wine

Country Weekend, the premier wine and epicurean event that

showcases the birthplace of California wine is presented by Visa

Signature ® .

“Tickets for all Sonoma Wine Country Weekend events are on sale

starting June 1,” said Maureen Cottingham, Sonoma Wine Country

Weekend Co- Director, “People may know that our Labor Day

Weekend event features intimate winery lunches and dinner parties,

Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch and the Sonoma Valley

Harvest Wine Auction at Cline Cellars, but we have some great new

additions to the line-up this year. Our winery dinner parties are intimate

and we have added a series of winery barbecues throughout the

county that will also provide guests with a true insider experience.

We are also pleased to host the inimitable Sonoma Valley Harvest

Wine Auction at Cline Cellars again this year. To make the auction

even more enjoyable, it will start a bit later, and transportation from

Healdsburg and Santa Rosa is available to allow for a more leisurely

day.”

“The hundreds of wineries, vintners, grape growers and chefs who

are participating in our event this year truly represent the best of our

region,” said Honore Comfort,

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Co-Director, “The top wines, top

food products and top chefs are

involved. Because the events are

so popular, and many sell out

early, we encourage people to get

their tickets now.”

Produced in partnership by

the Sonoma Valley Vintners &

Growers Foundation and the

Sonoma County Vintners, the

2011 Sonoma Wine Country

Weekend event features the Taste

of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch, ®

the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine

Auction at Cline Cellars and an

assortment of additional events

throughout Sonoma County.

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Tickets On Sale for Sonoma’s Ultimate Wine and Food Event

G E Y S E R V I L L E

CANYON

CHIANTI

WEST DRY CREEK RD.

GEYSERVILLE AVE.

Silver Oak

Frick

J Rickards

128 Route 128 Winery

Pedroncelli

Palmeri Meeker

David Geyser

Local

Caffaro Peak

Terroirs

128

101

deLORIMIER

Trione

Mercury Clos du Bois

TRENTADUE Garden

Creek Robert

Ranch Young

Francis

Ford

Coppola

Stryker

Sonoma

Hawkes

LYTTON SPRINGS RD.

MAZZOCCO

INDEPENDENCE

101

DRY CREEK RD

GEYSERVILLE RD.

HEALDSBURG AVE.

RED WINERY RD

ALEXANDER VAL RD

SimiJordan

Medlock

Ames

Stonestreet

In addition to the winery dinner parties and barbecues, also new

to the 2011 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend are:

• 2011 Co-Chairs Sonoma County Vintner and Grower leaders:

The Benziger Family (Benziger Family Winery) and the Dutton

Family (Dutton Ranch).

• A later start time, at the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction –

a world-class, charity wine auction at Sonoma's Cline Cellars.

• A fun and approachable “Sonoma Homecoming: - Vintage 2011”

theme for the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction where attendees

can dust off their letter jackets, fluff up their pom poms and

join fellow alumni at an event filled with wine, food, fun and

frivolity!

• New Tasting and Seminar offerings during Taste of Sonoma at

MacMurray Ranch in addition to the Steel Chef Competition,

Sommelier Star Tours and other returning activities

Proceeds from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend support Sonoma

County non-profit organizations; to date a cumulative total of more

than $10 million has been donated directly to Sonoma non-profits by

the local wine community.

Tickets, which range from $85 to $500 per person, are on sale

now. Presenting Sponsor Visa Signature is also offering cardholders

event perks and savings.

For details, visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com, like it

on Facebook at www.facebook.com/winecountryweekend and follow

on Twitter at twitter.com/SonomaWCW.

All tickets are now on sale. Winery Lunches: $85/person; Winery

Dinner Parties: $160/person; Chairman's Dinners: $175/person;

Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch®: $150/person (General),

$95/person (General Visa Signature), $195/person (Grand Reserve),

$175/person (Grand Reserve Visa Signature); Winery BBQs:

$85/person; Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction: $500/person

(General), $450/person (Visa Signature). * Special Visa Signature

Cardholder pricing and other benefits available at on the website

www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.

Nestled in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the historic

MacMurray Ranch is home to award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

and Pinot Gris. MacMurray Ranch crafts a collection of elegant,

expressive wines from cool-climate vineyards in premier growing

regions. Look for MacMurray Ranch at fine wine shops and dining

establishments nationwide, or visit us online at www.macmurrayranch.com.

For a complete list of beneficiaries and sponsors, visit the website

at www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.

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Dutcher Crossing Winery Presents a Field-Blended Zinfandel

Dutcher Crossing Winery recently released the 2009 Bernier-Sibary

Vineyard Zinfandel, made from a field blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah,

Carignane and Matero (Mourvedre) picked and fermented together.

“Jane and Scott Sibary have partnered their five-acre hillside property

in northern Dry Creek Valley off Canyon Road with legendary grape

grower, Paul Bernier,” said Winemaker Kerry Damskey. “With Paul at

the grower’s helm, he has created a most unique site where he and the

Sibarys grow organically dry-farmed Zinfandel intermixed with 25

percent of the other varieties.”

Dutcher Crossing Proprietor Debra Mathy and Winemaker Kerry

Damskey are both proponents of blends, producing limited selections

made from unique hillside sites, such as the Bernier-Sibary Vineyard.

“In Dry Creek Valley, the Bernier-Sibary Vineyard is usually one of

my last Zinfandel vineyards to harvest,” said Damskey. Harvested

toward the end of September in the temperate, extended 2009

growing season, the field-blended grapes were all picked together, but

they didn’t all ripen together. “Matero and Carignane reach maturity

later than the Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, which ripen at the same

time,” he explained. “By the time the Matero and Carignane are just

ripe, the Zinfandel and Petite Sirah are on the riper side. This gives the

wine a nice berry character, which isn’t exactly Zinfandel; it’s Zin-like,

but more elegant. It’s a very pretty, fruit-driven wine like Pinot Noir,

but is riper, more opaque and intense.”

Excluding a very heavy rainstorm in October – which did not affect

the already-picked Zinfandel – the long 2009 growing season in Dry

Creek Valley was remarkably moderate with a lack of extreme temperatures

and heat spikes. This allowed the Zinfandel to have a long hang

time, developing excellent acid/pH balance in the grapes and deep

color. There was a good bloom in May and decent set in the latter part

of June. The 2009 vintage for Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley is

recognized as being one that gave a good crop of grapes with soft,

subtle, velvety tannin and intense, rich color, well illustrated by the

Dutcher Crossing 2009 Bernier-Sibary Vineyard Zinfandel.

In keeping with the Italian field-blend model, all the intermixed

grape varieties were harvested together and co-fermented with native

yeast in open top tanks and punched down by hand. The wine was

given 19 days of skin contact, five of which were a cold soak, and aged

for 14 months in French oak barrels (30 percent new barrels).

“The color of our 2009 Bernier-Sibary Zinfandel is dark; blackpurple

red in hue. It is a very dense wine from appearance, followed

with equal density in the aromas and flavors of black fruits, raspberries

and a hint of earth. A graceful wine, it is also a powerhouse of

aromas,” Damsky added.

The 2009 Bernier-Sibary Vineyard Zinfandel can be purchased for

$39 at the winery, 8533 Dry Creek Road in Geyserville, or online at

www.dutchercrossingwinery.com.

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J Vineyards & Winery Commemorates 25th Anniversary

with Special Visitor Center Event, September 17

Russian River Valley wine producer, J Vineyards & Winery, kicks

off its 25th Anniversary with a special public celebration and harvest

party on Saturday, September 17.

The festivities will be held at the winery’s Visitor Center from 11

a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature products from specialty food producers

such as Hog Island Oyster Company, Tsar Nicoulai Caviar and the

Savory Spice Shop in Santa Rosa. There will also be live music and

tastings of past and present J wines. Founder Judy Jordan will be

signing bottles and J’s new Winemaker, Melissa Stackhouse, will be

giving fans a sneak peek of the 2010 vintage wines.

“I’m looking forward to meeting everyone who attends,” says Judy

Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery. “This is a

major milestone for J and a wonderful occasion to toast those who

have helped in the success of J.”

In 1991, J launched its first wine – a 1987 Vintage Brut – just as

the Gulf War in Kuwait began. It was not exactly the perfect time to

encourage Americans to celebrate, but every bottle was sold – 4,000

cases in 32 cities within six months.

From day one, J was embraced as the “essence of style,” an all-

American alternative to French Champagne. J Vintage Brut has been

a welcome fixture on high-profile restaurant wine lists and top hotels

around the world. Queen Elizabeth sipped J at the White House,

Mikhail Gorbachev spoke of world peace with a glass of J in hand, and

J sparkling wines were the official celebratory bubbles of the Academy

Awards Governors Ball for four consecutive years.

Admission is $40 per person for Club J members and $55 for nonmembers.

Included is a commemorative glass and inspired culinary

creations by J's Executive Chef Mark E. Caldwell.

Tickets are now on sale at the Visitor Center. To purchase tickets

by phone, call (707) 431-5430 or go online at www.jwine.com.

J Vineyards & Winery Visitor Center and Bubble Room is located

at 11447 Old Redwood Highway, south of Healdsburg. The winery

focuses on Brut and Brut Rosé sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir,

Chardonnay and Pinot Gris Estate varietal wines, produced from

grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County's Russian River Valley

appellation.

Founded in 1986, J Vineyards & Winery is an independentlyowned

Sonoma County winery. To learn more, or to join the J Wine

Club, go to www.jwine.com. Follow them on Facebook by friending

J Vineyards & Winery.

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Keating Wines

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Announcing the 2011 Sonoma Valley CRUSH: Sept. 14-18

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA)

announces the 2011 Sonoma Valley Crush event

happening September 14-18. Sixteen wineries

throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will be

participating in this “Hands-On” Harvest Experience.

Guests will not only get a behind-the-scenes

look at what happens during harvest, but they’ll

have the opportunity to get involved, hands-on.

For five days, wineries will be offering a variety

of Harvest Events including Grape Sampling in the

vineyards, Crush Pad tours, Harvest Winemaker

Lunches and Dinners, and even a Harvest Photography

Session with a winemaker! Winery Harvest

Events are priced separately and require booking directly with the

wineries. A list of Harvest Events is listed below.

The five-day festival will culminate wth a Weekend Harvest Tasting

at 16 wineries throughtout the valley on Saturday and Sunday,

September 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Weekend

Harvest Pass is $35 per person and will give guests access to weekend

harvest activities and wine tastings at participating wineries tasting

rooms.

“We invite anyone who has ever romanticized about getting

involved with harvest, hands-on to come out to the 2011 Sonoma

Valley Crush event. It’s going to be unforgettable,” said

Josie Gay, Executive Director.

Tickets are on sale and they are limited. The

Weekend Harvest Tasting Pass” is $35 per person

which includes a souvenir wine glass and access to

event wine tastings and harvest activities. The “Winery

Harvest Events” must be booked directly with wineries

as they are priced separately. Detailed information and

tickets may be obtained by calling 1-866-794-9463 or

online at www.heartofsonomavalley.com

Participating wineries are Audelssa Estate Winery,

Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross

Winery, Family Wineries, Kaz Winery, Kenwood Vineyards,

Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars,

Mayo Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars/Ty Caton Vineyards, Paradise

Ridge Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars and Valley of the Moon Winery.

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is an alliance of

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 10 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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Sonoma

Enoteca

WINE TASTING, SALES

& HOME ACCESSORIES

– 12 Wineries –

One Great Place

35 East Napa Street, Sonoma

(707) 935-1200

www.sonoma-enoteca.com

New Group Photo Exhibit of

the Photo Irregulars at

Charles Creek Tasting Room

After multiple showings of their distinctively unique works, 14

members of the Photo Irregulars are now featured in a new exhibit at

the Charles Creek Tasting Room and Gallery through September 30th,

2011.

The Photo Irregulars started as a small group of friends who share

a mutual love of photography. Today, they have grown into a larger

group who get together to exchange information on technical and

creative aspects of their art, encourage each other to produce active

work and put together group shows.

They chose Photo Irregulars as their name because of the diverse

interests and styles of their individual members – styles ranging from

commercial and product photographers, portrait and wedding photographers,

photojournalists and fine art photographers, environmental

and architectural photographers, educators and students; some of

whom specialize in black and white film, some in digital, some who

prefer traditional darkroom printing, some who prefer high-end inkjet

printing, some who explore alternative processes, some who explore

mixed media, some who eschew digital photo enhancement, and some

who embrace it. What they all have in common is a serious commitment

to their art.

Specializing in high-quality Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet

Sauvignon (as well as microscopic quantities of Pinot Grigio, Grenache,

Sangiovese and Tempranillo) each from great vineyard sources, Charles

Creek produces wines that are fruit driven, food friendly and easily

paired with the courses of a meal. The winery tasting room is conveniently

situated in a charming 1890s-era storefront on the historic

Sonoma Plaza. In addition to wine tasting and sales, the tasting room

also provides space to show the work of local artists.

The Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room and Gallery, open seven

days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is located at 483 First Street West,

on the historic Plaza in downtown Sonoma. For more information,

call (707) 935-3848 or email alan@charlescreek.com.

WEST SPAIN STREET

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2nd STREET WEST

Hawkes Wines

Roche

Adobe Road Winery Tasting Room

CHARLES CREEK

VINEYARDS

WEST NAPA STREET

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Sonoma Wine Shop

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25th Annual B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival, Sept. 23-26

• Charity Auction Dinner, Friday September 23

• Doobie Brothers and Special Guests – Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25

• Celebrity Golf Classic, Monday, September 26

Vintner, philanthropist, and music artist manager Bruce Cohn

announced that tickets are on sale for the special silver anniversary

25th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, Gala

Charity Auction Dinner, and the Celebrity Golf Classic.

“It is really coming together” exclaimed producer Bruce Cohn.

“Having Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leon Russell, Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani

perform and join the Doobie Brothers plus chef Guy Fieri, really puts

an exclamation point on what is shaping up to be a great 25th anniversary.”

Leon Russell will be performing for the first time at the B.R. Cohn

Charity Events Fall Music Festival on Saturday, September 24th along

with returning festival favorites the Doobie Brothers. Closing out the

set will be Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar as special guests alongside

the Doobie Brothers. Also performing that day will be Greg Kihn, Jim

Messina and Pat Simmons Jr.

Another first-time performer for the festival will be Lynyrd Skynyrd

who will be closing out the show on Sunday, September 24th. Joining

Skynyrd on Sunday will be the Doobie Brothers with special guest Jim

Messina, Leon Russell, Lara Johnston and Carlos Reyes.

This years festival will be held in the memory of Marty Cohn,

Bruce’s brother who passed away in March after a battle with cancer.

The popular and lively charity auction and dinner will be held

Friday, September 23rd at the B.R. Cohn Winery’s 140-year-old Olive

Grove at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150. Joining the event for the first time,

as guest chef, is celebrity food TV star Guy Fieri. Fieri, known as one

of the most popular chefs on national television, will bring his signature

excitement and energy to prepare this year’s world-class dinner

paired with B.R. Cohn wines and provide a dinner auction lot for

bidding, a chance to join the set of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

VIP and GA tickets are on sale at www.brcohn.com for all events or

at the B.R. Cohn Winery Tasting Room. New for this year are special

on-stage VIP seats that include a meet and greet with performers and

fabulous food and wine, all while sitting feet from the performances.

VIP ticket prices range from $350-$1,000 and general admission

tickets are $100. All prices include fees and shipping.

The celebrity golf tournament returns again to the famed Sonoma

Golf Club and will be held on Monday, September 26th. Tee-off is at

11 a.m. For more information regarding invitations to the tournament

and auction dinner, call 1-800-330-4064 x126 or www.brcohn.com.

Green fees are $400 and a include a special custom made olive wood

putter from Musty Putters made from the 140-year-old olive trees at

B.R. Cohn Winery. Golf also includes a seat at Friday’s dinner.

The B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in

Glen Ellen. Founded in 1984 by Bruce Cohn, the estate winery is

known for its critically acclaimed, world-class, ultra-premium

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.

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Ty Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu

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Family Wineries

CHATEAU ST

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CHATEAU ST. JEAN

KENWOOD WINERY RD

Kenwood

Bevan Cellars

Jack London

State Park

Benziger Family

LONDON RANCH RD.

Audelssa Estate

ERIC ROSS

MOONDANCE

CELLARS

Robert Hunter

Paint Horse Winery

LOXTON

Wellington Winery

WARM SPRINGS RD

WARM SPRINGS RD

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Clarbec Winery

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BONNESS

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Keating Wines

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VIANSA

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Eric K James

Ravenswood

Hwy 12 Winery

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Welcome to

Counties

1

1

Mariah Vineyards

Mendocino

Ridge

128

Claudia Springs Winery

Harmonique Wine

Husch Vineyards

Brutocao Cellars

Philo

Drew Family

Goldeneye Vineyards

Anderson

Valley

ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM

Esterlina Vineyards

Handley Cellars

Roederer Estate

Lazy Creek Vineyards

Standish Wine Company

Greenwood Ridge

Navarro Vineyards

Toulouse Vineyards

Scharffenberger Cellars

Phillips Hill Estates

Jim Ball Vineyards

Breggo Cellars

Elke Vineyards

Londer

Dermuth Winery

Philo Ridge Vineyards

Foursight Wines

Boonville

128

Meyer Family

Cellars

Yorkville

Highlands

Yorkville

Maple Creek Winery

253

Nelson Family Winery

JAXON KEYS

Parducci, Paul Dolan, Sketchbook

Cesar Toxqui Cellars

Germain-Robin Distillery

Testa Vineyards

Philo Ridge Vineyards

101

Redwood

Valley

101

Ukiah

Whaler Vineyards

Mendocino

Saracina

Benmore

Hopland Valley

McDowell Valley

Cloverdale

Frey Vineyards

Oster

Giuseppe Wine

Barra of Mendocino

Silversmith Vineyards

Lake

Mendocino

Dunnewood

Vineyards

Chiarito Vineyards

Potter

Valley

20

Lakeport

Jeriko Estates

Yorkville Cellars SIP! Mendocino Graziano Family of Wines

Brutocao Cellars McFadden/Weibel Family

Dogwood Cellars McNab Ridge

Terra Savia

Robledo Family

McDowell Valley Vineyards

175

Winery

Duncan Peak

campovida

Albertina

128 TOPEL

Milano Family

Finley

Le Vin Winery

Steele Winery

Rosati Family Wines

EdenCrest

Pendleton Estate

M. Konocti Growers

Wildhurst Vineyards Kelseyville Wine Co.

Rosa D’Oro Vineyards

Sol Rouge

FRITZ

Masut Winery

Rivino

Wattle Creek Winery

Asti

Pastori

Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8

Lake County Wine Studio

Moore Family

175

Shed Horn

Cellars

29

Clear

Lake

Cougar’s Leap

Red

Hills

Upper

Lake

Nice

20

Kelseyville

Barclay & Browning

Tulip Hill Winery

Ceago Vinegarden

Gregory Graham

29

Ployez Winery

Hawk and Horse

Vineyards

Brassfield Estate Winery

High Valley

Shannon Ridge Winery

High Valley

Clear Lake

Villa La Brenta

Lower Lake

Terrill Cellars

Six Sigma

Noggle

20

Middletown

Shed Horn

Cellars

29

Beaver Creek

BUTTS CANYON RD

Guenoc /

Langtry Estate

Guenoc

Valley

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIES

Hawk and Horse Vineyards Welcomes Visitors

Hawk and Horse Vineyards welcomes visitors this summer at its

historic ranch and tasting room at 13048 Highway 29, Lower Lake,

eight miles beyond Middletown in Lake County.

The winery tasting room is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and

Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or by appointment. Tasting is $10

per person, which includes tasting the winery’s current releases, the

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon ($65) and 2006 Latigo (a Cabernet-based

Port-style dessert wine, $85 for a 750 ml or $45 for a 375 ml bottle).

Reservations are not required for tasting during hours of operation;

phone ahead for tour information and reservations. Another option is

an extended ranch and vineyard tour, including a tasting, for $45.

A visit to Hawk and Horse Vineyards is a step back in time, to

white-fence-bordered pastures full of horses, a charming hometurned-tasting

room with an antique Victorian bar, historic photos of

the property and local memorabilia. Visitors are welcome to bring

picnics to enjoy as well; the winery provides snacks to share with

Jeweled Wonder, Suzy, Poco, Cache, Crunchy, Gift of Diamonds, Miss

Georgia Pearl and Majestic Ransome (all American Saddlebreds and

Quarterhorses who live in the paddocks adjoining the tasting room).

Hawk and Horse Vineyards was founded in 1999 by Mitch

Hawkins, Tracey Hawkins and David Boies. The name refers to both

the plentiful Red Tail hawks on the property as well as the proprietors’

love of horses. Hawk and Horse Vineyards is a family-owned and

family-operated vineyard and ranch practicing biodynamic viticulture

on a historic property in the Red Hills AVA of Lake County, specializing

in estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Latigo (Port). The first

release was 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon.

The winery farms biodynamically as a way to work in harmony

with the land and nature. Hawk and Horse Vineyards has been

Demeter-certified since 2008 and California Certified Organic (CCOF)

since 2004. The ranch is the home to a small herd of Scottish Highland

cattle, three American Saddlebred horses, five American Quarterhorses

and an enormous range of wildlife---from Red Tail hawks to

bees, owls, bear, wild boar, bobcats, mountain lions and squirrels.

Bird-watching brings glimpses of woodpeckers, bluebirds, herons,

ducks and more. The ranch encompasses 1,300 acres, straddling

elevations up to 2,200 feet and slopes of 15% to 85%. Unusual for

most visitors to notice is that the soil literally glitters, due to the abundance

of Lake County “diamonds,” tiny quartz fragments which are

the remnants of volcanic activity from nearby Mt. Konocti, a now

dormant volcano.

Lake County Wine Auction, Sept. 17

The Lake County Wine Alliance will hold its 12th annual Lake

County Wine Auction, a gala benefit for the arts, health and community

of Lake County, on Saturday, September 17, at Ceago Vinegarden,

5115 East Highway 20, in Nice.

This annual gala is a must-attend event with live and silent

auctions, wine and gourmet foods from local purveyors and music.

This year’s event is chaired by Bill Brunetti, a prominent Lakeport businessman;

the evening’s auctioneers will be Shaun Hornby and

Stephanie Green. The attire for the evening is Wine Country Chic.

Attendees must be 21 years and older. Music will be provided by

Twice As Good. U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson will be an

honored special guest.

Two ticket prices will be offered at this year’s auction. The Grand

Tasting ticket will include an afternoon of wine and food tasting in the

Ceago gardens, a commemorative wineglass and tasting plate and

participation in the silent auction for $75 per person. This portion of

the event will begin at 3 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. The Grand

Tasting and Auction Reserve ticket will include all of the items listed

for the Grand Tasting ticket as well as a gift tote, reserved seating for

the dinner, the live auction and dancing for $150 per person. This

portion of the event will start at 3 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.

For information and tickets to the Lake County Wine Auction

contact (866) 279-WINE, www.winealliance.org

Taste Zins and other specialty wines in our

historic farmhouse overlooking the vineyards

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Kings

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Hallcrest

Organic Wine Works

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Soquel

Poetic

17 Cellars Hunter Hill

Oscalis

Bargetto

Aptos Creek

Storrs Vinocruz

Equinox

Vino Prima

Cava Wine Bar

Pelican

Armida Ranch

MJA Vineyards

Bonny Doon

Copious Winery

Hillcrest Terrace

Odonata

Santa Cruz Mountain

& Quinta Cruz

Silver Mountain

Sones Cellars

Storrs Winery

Trout Gulch

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SOQUEL DR.

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Creekview J. Lohr

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Pinder

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Ahlgren David Black Fleming Jenkins

Bruce Ridge

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P&M Staiger Byington

MT. HERMON

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Vineyards

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MONTEREY

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Martin Ranch

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Cellars

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Fortino

HECKER PASS RD

WATSONVILLE

RD

River Run

101

Clos La

Chance

Kirigin

Sarahʼs Vineyard

Solis

129

Guglielmo

Castilloʼs Hillside Shire

Morgan Hills Cellars

SANTA TERESA

156

Creekview Vineyards

Satori Cellars

Thomas Kruse

Casa de Fruta

Rapazzini

25

SAN JUAN CANYON

BOLSA RD.

UNION RD

SAN FELIPE RD.

SHORE RD.

156

Travelling 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

trAVel TO tiMe

to MileS (Average) SACRAMENTO (Peak)

Monterey 42 45 5 min 1-1/4 hrs

FAIRVIEW RD

Travelling from Santa Cruz

San francisco 73 1-1/4 hrs 1-3/4 hrs

Paso robles 136 2-1/4 hrs 2-3/4 hrs

Guerra Cellars

Leal Estate

P a c i f i c O c e a n

P a c i f i c O c e a n

CIENEGA RD

A Taste of Monterey

Bargetto

Scheid

Pierce Ranch

Baywood Cellars

Figge Cellars

Wine from the Heart

Tudor Wines/

Cima Collina

Ventana

Chateau Sinnet

Galante Vineyards

MORGAN WINERY

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Boëtè

(Valley Hills)

Los Laureles Grade

TO SAN LUIS OBISPO

AND

SANTA BARBARA

COUNTY

Hearst Castle

CAC H AGUA RD.

TASSARAJA RD

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101

National

Steinbeck

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A Taste

of Monterey

Hammond Vineyards

Marilyn Remark Wines

RIVER RD.

Chateau

Julien G16 Heller Estate

Pessagno

Jouillian Vineyards

Talbott Vineyard

Boekenoogen

Georis

Joyce Vineyards/Chateau Christina

Otter Cove & Carmel Hills

Bernardus

Boekenoogen

Chateau Sinnet

Parsonage

CARMEL

VALLEY

RD.

Sycamore Cellars

De Tierra

Talbott Vineyards

HAHN SLH ESTATES

ARROYO SECO

FOOTHILL RD.

101

Paraiso Vineyards

Manzoni

Ray Franscioni

Wrath

RD.

Scheid

Hobson

146

Ventana

DeRose

Pietra Santa

Calera Wine Co.

Enz Flint

Summerayne LIMEKILN

Pinnacles

National

Monument

25

5

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Consumers Choose Santa Cruz Mountains Wines

There is no question that average wine consumers and professional

people who work in the wine trade have different tastes in wine.

Consumer judges at this year’s Santa Cruz Mountains Commercial

Wine Competition rated 41 wines as gold medal quality including

eight wines at 95 points or higher. Judges from the wine trade chose

17 wines for gold medals. Their combined scores brought 15 Santa

Cruz Mountains wineries the precious first place medal.

Everyone has different tastes. Opening up 1/3 of the positions to

consumer judges has changed the game. “Judges from the trade have

always been conservative at this competition,” said Chief Judge John

Hibble. They may have developed a certain expectation of what they

think a particular varietal should taste like. The Santa Cruz Mountains

is one of the best places in the western hemisphere to grow wine

grapes and it produces wines which are different from Napa and

Sonoma, more like France. The cooler climate produces wines which

are leaner and more balanced with lower alcohols. Local consumers

obviously like the difference.

The difference between male and female judge’s scores are not quite

as dramatic. The scores from ladies, (both trade and consumers), rated

47 wines deserving of a gold medal with seven of those above 95

points, and giving the Woodside Vineyards 2008 Kings Mountain

Cabernet, Santa Cruz Mountains 99 points. The men chose 32 wines

to be of gold medal quality. By combining all of the judge’s choices,

what they agreed on were the cream of the crop, 15 wonderful local

wines worth buying for the most special occasions and for everyday.

Judges from the wine trade are wine buyers for restaurants and

retail stores, wholesalers and educators. Consumer judges are chosen

by lottery from local wine clubs.

The “Best of Show” wine was Martin Ranch Winery 2009 Malbec,

Santa Clara Valley, Therese Vineyards, Dos Ninas, which also scored

the highest combined points in the competition. The “Best of Show”

competition is between the winning wine in each of ten categories,

(such as Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, other reds, dessert, etc.).

The “Best Santa Cruz Mountains White” wine was Black Ridge

Vineyards Estate 2009 Viognier. The “Best Santa Cruz Mountains Red”

wine was Byington Winery & Vineyard 2007 Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz

Mountains, Estate Block 4.

This year’s competition was between 158 wines from 34 local

wineries and is the official competition for the Santa Cruz County Fair.

The results are posted on scmwa.com.

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Dining in the Vines with Hahn Estate Wines

Dining in the Vines - Farm to Fork Series

September 12th, Reception at 5pm, Dinner 6pm-8pm

Come enjoy the full moon among the vines and celebrate the

beginning of harvest with Chef Brian Overhauser. The four-course

seasonal pairing menu will focus on using all local products grown or

raised within a 50-mile radius. All of Chefs culinary creations will

highlight the wines from Hahn’s newest release. Come and be

pampered by the friendly staff at the Vineyard House set high above

the valley floor. Space is limited To RSVP call (831) 678-4555 or email

Melanie@hahnestates.com

Nicolaus (“Nicky”) and Gaby Hahn discovered their love for California

wines in the mid ’70s, eventually purchasing two neighboring

Monterey County horse and cattle ranches that had been converted to

vineyard property. It was there that first Smith & Hook Winery and

then Hahn Estates Winery were established.

The estate is naturally elegant, situated against the magnificent

backdrop of the Santa Lucia Mountains. From the Hahn SLH Estate

Visitor Center which is open daily, guests can taste several wines while

enjoying views across the expansive Salinas Valley. It’s the history at the

Hahn SLH Estate, however, that is the foundation of the setting.

It was Nicky Hahn, the “Grandfather of the Santa Lucia Highlands,”

who in 1988 sent a letter to neighboring vintners advocating a new

wine appellation. Ultimately his pioneering effort led to the creation in

1991 of the “Santa Lucia Highlands AVA,” now one of this most

exciting, sought and highly-lauded U.S. wine appellations. Today,

Hahn Family Wines, still family-owned and operated, includes Nicky

and Gaby’s son Philip Hahn and daughter Dr. Caroline Hahn who are

active and prominent in the winery.

Intensely involved in the evolution of the region, the Hahn SLH

Estate is now keenly focused on producing Pinot Noir. The Hahn

Family now owns 650 Santa Lucia Highlands vineyard acres, with 400

of those acres planted to Pinot Noir at elevations that range from 200

to 1,200 feet. These meticulously planted hillside vineyards produce

the grapes used to create the estate wines.

With ownership of more than 1,000 vineyard acres in Monterey,

this leading winery became certified sustainable through the Sustainability

in Practice (SIP) Vineyard Certification Program. Hahn practices

sustainability through its dedication to its employee’s well being,

long time dedication to environmental stewardship and diligent

farming practices.

In addition, because wine is always elevated with food, Hahn SLH

Estate has tapped Chef Overhauser to develop the first fully integrated

culinary program in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Chef Overhauser is

keenly focused upon fresh and local ingredients from within thirty

miles of the wine estate. Hahn SLH Estate will soon feature “The

Kitchen,” a state-of-the-art culinary center highlighting the best of the

Santa Lucia Highlands and the Salinas Valley.

Hahn SLH Estate Winery produces a broad portfolio of California

wines ranging from the Ultra-Premium Lucienne and Hahn SLH

Estate Wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands to the distinctive Hahn

winery and Smith & Hook Winery brands primarily from the Central

Coast and Monterey County.

For more information, or to arrange a visit to the winery, go to

www.hahnwinery.com. To download a free Hahn Family Wines

iPhone application, go to iTunes.

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LIVERMORE

Las Positas Vineyards Opens Winery, Tasting Room

The Maier Family announced the grand opening

of their new winery and tasting room in Livermore

on August 14. The address of the winery is 1828

Wetmore Road, located near the junction of Wetmore

and Arroyo Roads.Currently, Las Positas Vineyards

offers the following wines for tasting and sale:

• 2007 Petite Sirah – Casa de Viñas Covarrubias

Vineyard

• 2008 Livermore Valley Barbera

• 2007 Chardonnay – Maier Family Vineyard

• 2008 Chardonnay from the Maier Family Vineyard

• 2009 Chardonnay from the Maier Family Vineyard

• 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Casa de Viñas Covarrubias Vineyard

• 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Casa de Viñas Covarrubias Vineyard

This year, Las Positas Vineyards wines have been honored with

three medals of distinction for quality at prestigious annual events

including a gold medal from the California State Fair for the 2008

Barbera.

In 2007 the Maier Family vineyard located on Kalthoff Common,

in the southwest region of Livermore Valley was planted in small

blocks of Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, Barbera, Tempranillo, Petite

Verdot, Malbec and several clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. Along with

the new wine production facility and tasting room, the property also

has approximately 20 acres of vineyards planted in Cabernet Sauvignon,

Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Nebbiolo. The new

Wetmore Road vineyard compliments

the original Kalthoff vineyard.

Las Positas Vineyards is a vineyard

and winery dedicated to the marriage

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production of world class wine

from our estate in California’s

Livermore Valley. We offer small

lots of handcrafted wines that

epitomize our commitment to the

earth and her fruit. We promise our consumers and business partners

to be true to the ideal of “good wine starts with good vines and soil.”

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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

NAPA VALLEY

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

Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley road, St. helena; 707 965-2675

open by appointment only

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

Amizetta – 1099 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-1460

Ancien – napa; 707 255-3908

Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards – 680 rossi road, St. helena; 707 963-8600

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

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

Ardente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 226-7669

open by appointment only

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

Arns – 601 Muno road, St. helena; 707 963-3429

open by appointment only

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 – 333 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4912 fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu 10-4

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

Barlow Vineyards – 4411Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742

Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7075

open daily 10-5 by appt

open by appointment only

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

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Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00

Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-9463

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2000 Main Street, St. helena | www.Beringer.com

Bialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 415 606-6629

Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569

Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866

Black Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860

open by appointment only

fri-Sat 11-4, tue-thu by appt

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5

Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings

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 10:30-5:30

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

Bourassa – 190 camino oruga, napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366

open by appointment only

Boyd Family – 4042 Big ranch road, napa; 707 254-7353

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

open by appointment only

Brown Estate – 3233 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-2435

limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays

Budge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280 By appointment daily

Buehler – 820 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-2155

open by appointment only

Buoncristiani Wine – P. o. Box 6946, napa; 707 259-1681

open by appointment only

Burgess Cellars –1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463

open by appointment only

Cade Winery – 360 howell Mountain rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746

open by appointment only

Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. helena; 707 963-7181

open by appointment only

Cain – 3800 langtry road, St. helena; 707 963-1616

open by appointment only

Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-5222

open by appointment only

Calafia Cellars – 629 fulton lane, St. helena; 707 963-0114

open by appointment only

Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer lane, napa; 707 255-1294

tours/tasting by appointment

Cali 351 – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-6200

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

Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended

open daily 9:30-6

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

open by appointment only

Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-7136

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

open by appointment only

Charter Oak Winery – 831 charter oak Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2298

open by appointment only

Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs road, St. helena; 707 963-1284

open by appointment only

Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-5472

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

open by appointment only

Continuum Estate – 1677 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8100∆66

open by appointment only

Corison Winery – 987 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-0826

open daily 10-5 by appointment

CORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

open daily 10-4:30

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

open by appointment only

Crocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111

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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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS

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

Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more

open daily 10-6

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 & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463

open appointment by 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 salon and beautiful olive grove.

Open daily, 9:30-4:30 – $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

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

El Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021

Weekdays by appointment only

Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 rutherford road, rutherford; 707 963-6067 open daily 10-6

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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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

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

open daily 10-6

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

Gift Items, Picnic Area

open daily 10-5

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

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Gargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770

Gemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855

open by appointment only

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

Guffy – 1390 thompson Ave, napa; 707 258-2532

Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-9059

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

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

Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269

HdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121

Heibel Ranch Vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289

open by appointment

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

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

Hendry – 3104 redwood Dr, napa; 707 226-8320

open by appointment only

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

Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado trail north, St. helena; 707 963-2911

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Ilona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463 open by appointment only

J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa open by appointment only

James Cole – 5014 Silverado trail, napa; 707 251-9905

James Creek – 2249 James creek rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646

Jarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello rd, napa; 1-800-255-5280

Jax –3468 hwy 128, calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102

Jericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment

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

John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711

open by appointment only

open daily 10-2am

JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 taplin rd, St. helena; 707 963-2745

Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointment

Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointment

Last tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30

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)

Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804

Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177

Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910

Winery open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

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Kelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000

Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849

Kenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004

Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667

Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572

Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198

Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 302-2209

Ladera – 150 White cottage rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment

open by appointment only

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

Lokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968

exclusive tastings by appoinment only

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 daily 11-6:30; winery by appt

Luna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 open daily 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

Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490

open by appointment only

open by appointment

Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30

Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030

McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186

open by appointment only

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

Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199

open by appointment only

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

Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993

open by appointment

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

Myriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630

open by appointment only

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

Neal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800

Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000

Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717

Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600

Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094

Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment

open daily by appointment

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

Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665

open by appointment only

open by appointment

Olabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30

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

Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179

Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718

open daily by appointment

open by appointment only

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

Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504

Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689

Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer rd, oakville; 707 944-1683

Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment

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

Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 933-8352

open by appointment

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

Pheonix – 3175 Dry creek road, napa; 877 374-6364

open by appointment only

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 – 6613 Pope Valley rd, napa; 707 965-1246

Porter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980

open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt

open by appointment only

PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30

Children & Pets OK

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

Quixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659

open by appointment

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

Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 open daily 10-5

Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380

Revana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814

Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800

open by appointment only

open by appointment

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

Road 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200

RAZI WINERY

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“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

open by appointment

open by appointment only

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Robert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555

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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

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; 1-877-963-9364

By appointment

Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161 open daily 10-5

Rudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577

Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025

Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353

open tues-Sat by appointment

open by appointment

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

Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105

Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889

Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980

School House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240

open Mon-Sat by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment only

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

Sciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3

Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339

open by appointment

open by appointment only

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

Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154

Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990

Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930

open by appointment

open by appointment

fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointment

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

Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283

Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848

Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

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

Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134

Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

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

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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

Staglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477

Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441

Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272

open by appointment

open by appointment

By advance appointment only

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, Art Exhibits, 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

Storybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310

Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646

open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt only

open by appointment

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

Tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823

open by appointment

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-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9

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

Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780

Teachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432

Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526

Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340

The Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707

Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504

Tom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267

open by appointment

By appointment only

open by appointment

tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment only

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

Trespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804

open by appointment

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

Truchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153

Tudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947

Tulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

TURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-4:30

Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; (707) 942-7122 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

V Madrone – 3199 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

VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS– 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 ext. 127 open daily 10-5

Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130

open daily 10-6 by appointment

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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

Verismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463)

Wed-Sun by appointment only

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

Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750

Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 greenwood Ave, calistoga; 707 942-6995

Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364

Vineyard 29 – 2929 St helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-9292

Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963.9425

VinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943

open by advance appointment

tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt

open daily 10-4:30 by appointment

open daily 10-5 by appointment

open by appointment

Mon-fri 10-2 by appointment

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

Volta Wine– 3108 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060

open by appointment only

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)

Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5924

Whetstone Wine Cellars – tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, napa; 707 254-0600

open by appointment only

open ralph is there

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

William Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint helena hwy north, St. helena; 707 963-6100

open by appointment only

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

Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs

open daily 10-5 by appt

WINE GARAGE – 1020 foothill Blvd (hwy 29), calistoga; 707 942-5332 open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30

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

Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall ln, St. helena; 707 967-8046

X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, napa; 707 204-9522

Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 redwood rd, napa; 707-226-1800

Young Ridge Estate – 1200 thompson Ave, napa; 707 265-8400

open by appointment only

open by appointment

open by appointment only

open daily by appointment only

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; 707 939-7967 Mon-fri 10:30-6:30, Sat-Sun11:30-7

Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174

Akoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 481-7377

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 707 433-9154 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

Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open daily 11-4:30

Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900

open daily 11am-6pm

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; 707 820-1383

open by appointment only

Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30

Asti Winery – 26150 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5

Atascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040

By appointment only

Audelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 933-8514 open daily 11-5

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 – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791

Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

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

Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30

Benovia Winery – 339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441

open by appointment only

Benziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 707 935-4046 open daily 10-5

Bevan Cellars – 3900 Matanzas creek ln, Santa rosa; 707 332-2918

open by appointment only

Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9

Bonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420

open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter)

Bradford Mountain – Poured at cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7

Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726

Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

By appointment

Buena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5

C. Donatiello – healdsburg; 707 431-4442 open by appointment only

Camellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6

Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457

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Carol Shelton – 3354-B coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 575-3441 open by appt, 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, Suite e, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thur-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

CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6

Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only fri 10 & 2

Chateau Felice – 10603 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 836-9011

open Daily 10:30am -5:30pm / 60 Bonneau road, Sonoma

(707) 996-4188 / www.anabawines.com

Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt

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Christie Vineyards – 851 limerick lane, healdsburg; 707 431-0662

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By appointment only

CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-8243 open daily 11-5

Picnic Area

Clarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012

open by appointment only

CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 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, Suite B ; 707 935-1791

Copain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822

Corda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310

D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826

Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

D’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5

Dark Horse – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900

open daily 11am-6pm

Dashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Da Vero – 788 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

De La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711

Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays only

open daily 11-4:30, Mon-fri by appt

DE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5

DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-2000 open daily 10:30-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Deux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945

DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-enoteca, 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200

open by appointment only

open daily 11-5:30, 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

Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852

open by appointment only

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 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; 707 857-1529 open daily 10:30-5:30

Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6

Ensuenos – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900

Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560

Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 1014 hopper Ave, #612, Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700

open daily 11am-6pm

Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

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; 707 833-4444

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, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

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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

Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661

open by appointment

Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7

Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 11-6

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 Wines, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6

Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1462 open daily 11-6

Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756

open by appointment only

Freestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 Win: thu-Mon 11-5, Sum: daily 11-5

Friendly Dog Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 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

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

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

Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1645

open by appointment only

open by appointment

Gourmet Au Bay – 913 hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-thu 11-7

Graton Ridge – 3541 gravenstein hwy 116 n, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 fri-Mon 10-4:30

GRIEVE FAMILY – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791

Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma open daily 11-4:30

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, cA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860

open by appointment only

Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli road, forestville; 707 887-1756 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 open thu-Mon 11:30-5, fri & Sat till 7

Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 thu-Mon 10-5

Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 thu-Mon 12-6

Hawley Wines – 36 north Street, healdsburg; 707 473-9500 open daily 11-6

Haywood Winery – 18000 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020

Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852

open by appointment only

By appointment only

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-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7

Holdredge – 51 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-1424

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Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt

Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-4

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Hook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30

HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6491 open daily 10-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings

IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791

Wed-Mon 11-5:30, 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; 707 395-0689

fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.

Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360e coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30

In Vino Veritas – 118 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0307 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-8

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

Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-5

John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123

Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

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

Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4

KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours

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

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

Kokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30

Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5

Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755

open by appointment only

Kunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-4

La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, healdsburg; 707 431-9400 open daily 10:30-5:30

Lago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-2999 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

Laurel Glen – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900

open daily 11am-6pm, tue by appt

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; 352 262-0963

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

Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours

open daily 11-5 by appt

Lynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 11-4

MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312

MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Macrae Family – 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, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30

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, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

Marimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4

Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, fulton; 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 @ 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 – 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

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

Michael Bernard – 779 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2900

Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427

open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended

open daily11-5

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

Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek r rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

MOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30

Mountain Terraces – 707 481-7377

Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Mueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4

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

Nalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040

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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

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Nicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6

Novy Family – 980 Airway ct, Ste c, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3

Occidental Road Cellars – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9401 open Sat 1-4

Old World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 578-3148

Optima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222

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open by appointment only

Orchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, 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, 21001 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

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

Pastori Winery – 23189 geyserville Ave, cloverdale; 707 857-3418

Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

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 daily 10:30-4:30

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 no, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111

open by appointment only

Peterson – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 fri-Mon 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

Pezzi King Vnyds – old roma Station, 412 hudson St , healdsburg; 707 431-9388

open by appointment

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 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

Ravenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30

Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4365 open daily 11-5

Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500x107 open daily 10-4:30

RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Richardson Winery – at the 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 – 107B W. north Street, healdsburg; 707 922-6362 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-7

Robert Hunter – at the cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-6

– 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

Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 by appt

Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma 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 – 3863 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1569 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

Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272

open by appointment only

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 11am-6pm

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

SEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 933-3226 open daily 11-5

Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed

Seghesio Winery – 14730 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

Sheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755

By appointment

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; 707 942-7026

Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by appt

Simi Winery – 16275 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-3232 open daily 10-5

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

SODA ROCK WINERY – 8015 highway 128, healdsburg; 707 433-3303 open daily 11-5

Sojourn Cellars –141 e. napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753

Daily 10-5 by appointment

Sonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser rd, Windsor, 707 237-3489 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

Souverain – At historic Asti, 26150 Asti Post office rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5

ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, 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

Staley – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

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

Stonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128; 707 473-3333; healdsburg

open by appointment only

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

SUNCÉ 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

Tara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049

open by appointment only

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

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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

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

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

UPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 837-5830

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open by appointment only

tue-Sun 11-6, Mon by appt

Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 996-6941 open daily 10-4:30

Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177

open by appointment only

VIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 open daily 10-5

Vintners Signatures –4001 highway 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 open daily 10:30-5

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

WILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Wind Gap Wines – forestville; 707 235-4938

Windsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Windsor Vineyards – 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; 707 857-2500 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

NORTH CENTRAL COAST

Ahlgren Vineyard – 20320 hwy 9, Boulder creek; 800 338-6071

Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172

Aptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680

Sat 12-4 or by appointment

Sat 12-5 or by appointment

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 open daily 11-5

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

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

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

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

Calera – 11300 cienega road, hollister; 831 637-9170 open daily 11-4:30

Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass hwy, hollister; 800 543-1702 open daily 9-6

Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 liberta Drive, Morgan hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5

Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, capitola; 831 476-2282 tue-thu 4-12, 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

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 – 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

Fleming Jenkins Vnys & Winery – 45 W. Main St, los gatos; 408 358-4949 tue-Sun 12-6

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; 831 902-5354

Weekends July thru Sept

Guglielmo Winery – 1480 e. Main St, Morgan hill; 408 779-2145 open daily 10-5

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 9-5

Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500

Hunter Hill – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294

Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointment

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 open daily 10-5

Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551

La Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

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

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 open daily 12-6

MJA VINEYARDS – 24900 highland Way, los gatos; 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 11-5

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 fri-Sun 12-5

Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821

Muns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663

Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Special events & by appointment

Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4

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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 – 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 only

Pelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-5

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

Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt

Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey hwy, gilroy; 408 842-5649 open daily 10-5

Regale Winery – 24040 Summit road, los gatos; 408 353-2500 Sat-Sun 12-5

Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233 Sat-Sun 11-4

River Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112

open by appointment only

Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean creek rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244

Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment

Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5

Sarah’s Vineyard – 4005 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-1947 open daily 11-5

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 – off old San Jose-Soquel 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

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 – 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 Vineyards – 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 – 414 Avalon St, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705

open by appointment only

Villa del Monte Winery – Summit rd (near old Santa cruz hwy), los gatos; 888 788-4583 open by appointment only

Vinocruz – Abbott Square on cooper Street, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436 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, 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 Sat-thu 12-6, fri 12-9

Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463

Sat, Apr-oct 12-5 & by appointment

Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain rd; Woodside; 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

Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel; 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

Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel; 831 620-0645 thur-Mon 11- 6

Galante Vineyards – between ocean & 7th, Dolores; carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-fri 1-6, Sat 12-6

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 11-6

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Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 open daily 11-5

Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 fri-Sun 11-5

Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Mon-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6

Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5

Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 open daily 11-5

Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between ocean & 7th, carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 fri-Sun 12-5

MONTEREY WINERIES

A Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Suite 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 11-6:30

Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Mon-Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5

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

Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 11-6:30

Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 cannery row, Monterey; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-8

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 10-6

SALINAS VALLEY

A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6

Boekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549

open by appointment only

De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176

open by appointment only

Talbott Vineyards – 1380 river road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 fri-Sun 11-5

HAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-4555

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours

Mon-fri 11-4

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 Sat-Sun 11-5

Marilyn Remark – 645 river road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, holidays 11-5

Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 11-4

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

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 11-4:30

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES

Albertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475

TASTE MORGAN

Featuring the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farm

in the crossroads Shopping Village, rio road at highway 1 / carmel

open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

(831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.com

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 – -; 707 744-8797 open daily 10-5,

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

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

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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

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

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

Tenbrink Vineyards – 4185 chadbourne road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334

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

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

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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 12-4:30, Sat-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 – tasted at good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, livermore; 925 321-0373 Wed-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

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 – 35 rickenbacker circle South, livermore; 888 325-Wine 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

24837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178

fri-Sun 12-5

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

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 – 5489 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

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Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5

Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2300 open daily 11-4:30

Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 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 open by appointmentViano Vineyards

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Bloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463

Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm

Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714

open by appointment

Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900

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

open by appointment

Odisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662

open by appointment

Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107

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

open by appointment

Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463

open by appointment

Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279

Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.

Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463

open by appointment

Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465

Wed-Mon 9-5pm

Wedl Wine Cellars – 400 tate lane, oakley; 925 360-9677

open by appointment only

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