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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

O N T H E

C O V E R 30

Soda Rock Winery

W I N E R Y

F E A T U R E 20

Provenance Vineyards

P E R F E C T

P A I R S 26

Freestone Pinot Noir with

Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms

T A S T I N G R O O M

O F T H E W E E K 38

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O C T O B E R 2 8 , 2 0 1 1 – I S S U E 4 4 – V O LU M E 3 0

ON THE COVER

Soda Rock Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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

WINE COUNTRY NEWS

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

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

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

WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS

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

SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-45

Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

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

Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-61

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

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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

Is “white wine with fish, red wine with meat”

still the rule when pairing food with wine?

For some people, the task of pairing wine with food becomes a

study in the seemingly unlimited complexities of wine and food

anatomy. However, the simple rule of pairing white wines with fish

and red wines with meat serves as a good starting point for anyone

who enjoys wine with their meals. Of course, you can feel free to

break this golden rule and still create a great food-and-wine experience.

Two of my favorite exceptions to this rule are salmon with Pinot

Noir and pork with lightly-oaked or unoaked Chardonnay.

When choosing a wine that matches well with food, rule number

one is that your own personal wine preference overrides all other

rules. So, if you absolutely love Merlot, and only Merlot, even with the

most delicate fish dish, then go ahead and drink it regardless of what

you are eating. If, however, you want to experience a marriage

between food and wine that in some cases can be described as heavenly,

it may be worthwhile to precede your decision on wine with

some consideration for this golden rule of wine and food pairing and

a couple of subsequent steps that can bring you closer to wine-pairing

nirvana.

After deciding on whether to have a red or white wine, you get to

the next decision point: matching a full bodied wine with a robust

dish or a light wine with a delicate dish. Finally, if you really want to

get into the nitty-gritty of wine and food pairing, you can then match

the flavors in a wine with the dominant flavors in the dish (or sauce)

either because there is a shared component between them or because

there is a complementary contrast between them. In some cases, the

structure of a wine – its crisp acidity, for example, or its dry, tannic

backbone – are features to also consider in the decision.

There are some food and wine pairings that are considered as

classic marriages. These include steak with Cabernet Sauvignon, lamb

with Merlot, scallops with Chardonnay, caviar with sparkling wine or

sweet Port-style dessert wine with Stilton cheese. Except for the last

example, these pairings follow the rule of red wine with meat, white

wine with fish. But they all match the robustness of the wine with the

food. They also are built upon the marriage of either similar or

contrasting flavors that complement each other on the palate and

make for a rich wine and culinary experience.

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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Quality Wines All Under $25

at Wine Garage, Calistoga

by Jeffry Ross

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

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

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

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

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

they know their wines.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

finesse on to us.

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

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

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

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

wines at the correct temperature).

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

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

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

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

Cabernet.

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

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

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

a cool gift.

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

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

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

ship just about everywhere.

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

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

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

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NAPA VALLEY

ONGOING

Napa Valley Wine Train

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

• oct 21: Vintner’s lunch, Judd’s hill

• oct 28: trick-or-train halloween Bash, dinner plus dancing after

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

Taste at Oxbow Wine and Chocolate Pairing

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

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

ONGOING 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 FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS

Barrel Tasting & Tours at Reata

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

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

ONGOING

Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val

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

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

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

• tours by appointment with 24 hour advance notice

ONGOING

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

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

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 & 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

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

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 SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre

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

With a sample of the recipe and their greystone wine

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

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

Napa Valley Opera House

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

• oct 20: Peter White

• oct 23: Songs of old Waikiki

• oct 27: 7 Walkers

• oct 28: haunted opera house

• nov 3: rickie lee Jones

• nov 4: Marc cohn

• nov 8: comedy Series, Andrew norelli

• nov 9-13: napa Valley film festival

ONGOING

Live at the Lincoln Theater

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

• oct 21: U.S. national formation Dance champion, BYU Ballroom Dance co.

• nov 1: Kings of Salsa

• nov 6: napa Valley Symphony “String fever”

• nov 8: Wynonna in concert

• nov 11: A night in Vallarta with Mariachi Vargas de tecalitlán

• nov 12: napa Valley film festival

• nov 13: napa Valley Symphony, Season opening concert

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

• oct 21: Vintner’s lunch, Judd’s hill

• oct 28: trick-or-train halloween Bash,

Dinner plus dancing after

• oct 29: Murder Mystery Dinner

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ONGOING

Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines

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

• oct 28: Pinot noirs from Around the World

• nov 4: loire Valley Wine tasting

• nov 11: Southern rhone Valley Wine tasting

ONGOING

di Rosa

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

• oct 29-feb 18: looking at You looking at Me

ONGOING

Live at Uptown Theatre

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

• oct 19: the Miles Davis experience

• oct 25: lindsey Buckingham of fleetwood Mac

• oct 28: Jonny lang

• oct 30: gabriel iglesias

ONGOING

Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley

napa town center, napa, 707-253-9450

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

• oct 20, 25: flight night, craft Beer Samplers

• oct 21, 28: 15 open Bottles!

• oct 22-23: Seasonal Bruschetta & napa Wine

• oct 29-30: chocolate Decadence

• oct 31: our Spirited Wine of the Month with chocolate

ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 6

Contemporary Still Life Paintings

at Supéry Winery

rutherford, 10am-5pm, www.stsupery.com, 800-942-0809x44

ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 13

Signs of Life Photography Exhibit

by Robert Buelteman at Mumm Napa

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

ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 30

Abstract Visions,

A Brett Weston Retrospective at Turnbull

turnbull Wine cellars, oakville, A comprehensive exhibition celebrating his

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

OCTOBER 20

Vintner Dinner with Mike Grgich

Bardessono, Yountville, www.grgich.com, 707-204-6000

OCTOBER 21

Grgich Hills Estate Winemaker Dinner

Meadowood, napa Valley, St. helena, 5pm, $187

www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784

OCTOBER 22

Spectacular Beringer

Cellar Sale Experience

St. helena, 10am-2pm, free/members & guests, $35/general

www.beringer.com, 888-708-9463

OCTOBER 22

Annual Harvest Party at Ehlers Estate

St. helena, 5-8:30pm, rSVP, Wine club event

www.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972

OCTOBER 22

Calistoga Blues Fest

live blues bands & wine tasting from 15 wineries. Music 12-6pm, wine 1-6pm

www.calistogaVisitors.com, 707-942-6333

OCTOBER 22

Sisters Annual “Crush” Breast Cancer Fundraiser

V Marketplace, Yountville, 11am-8pm

www.vmarketplace.com, 707-944-8400

OCTOBER 22

Date & Movie Night: Bottle Shock

the room, flora Springs, St. helena, 5:10pm wine & dinner, movie 7:10pm

www.florasprings.com, 866-967-8032

OCTOBER 22

Cooking Class: Graces Table

cedar gables inn, napa,featuring trahan Winery & olabisi Wines

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

OCTOBER 22

Barrel Tastings at Twilight

Viader Winery, Deer Park, 4-7pm, $35, members/free

www.viader.com, 707-963-3816

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OCTOBER 29

Crystal Costume Ball

at Raymond Vineyards

St. helena, 9pm-1am, $45, 707-963-6941, www.raymondvineyards.com

OCTOBER 29

Halloween Party at Acacia Vineyard

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

OCTOBER 29

Halloween at the Chateau

at Domaine Carneros

napa, chateau Society event, 8-11pm

800-716-2788, www.domainecarneros.com

OCTOBER 29

Harvest Festival

connolly ranch, napa, 11am-2pm, 707-224-1894

OCTOBER 29

Hometown Halloween Parade

Downtown napa, 12-3pm, 707-257-0322

OCTOBER 30

Peju Art Exhibit Reception

rutherford, 1-4pm, www.peju.com, 707-963-3600

NOVEMBER 5

Silverado Trail Silver Pass Event

Visit 15 wineries along the Silverado trail! 11am-4pm, $45/adv, $50

library releases, barrel sampling, food pairing, discounts & more!

napa, www.silveradotrail.com, 707-256-0122

NOVEMBER 5

Wine Club Pick-Up Reception #1

at Acacia Vineyard

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

NOVEMBER 5

Annual Older Vintage Tasting

at Beaulieu Vineyard

St. helena, 800-264-6918, www.bvwines.com

NOVEMBER 5

Lobster Feast

Silverado Vineyards, napa, 11:30am, $95, $80/members

www.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6617, rSVP

NOVEMBER 5-7

Live in the Vineyard - An Intimate Pairing of

Music, Wine & Food

Uptown theatre & wineries in napa Valley. www.liveinthevineyard.com

NOVEMBER 9-13

Napa Valley Film Festival

Various events & locations in napa Valley

www.napavalleyfilmfest.org

NOVEMBER 11

Barrel Tastings at Twilight

Viader Winery, Deer Park, 4-7pm, $35, members/free

www.viader.com, 707-963-3816

NOVEMBER 12

Harvest Dinner at Artesa Winery

napa, Wine club Member event, 6:30-10pm, $85, rSVP

www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309

NOVEMBER 12

Grgich Hills Chocolate Festival

rutherford, 11am-3pm, $25, www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784

NOVEMBER 12

The Artist’s Palette Dining Experience:

Renteria Wines

Ma(i)sonry napa Valley, napa – hosted by Proprietor oscar renteria

6:30pm, $155, $124/members, www.maisonry.com, 707-944-0889

NOVEMBER 12

Cooking Class:

Holiday Cookie Class with Maria Capdevielle

cedar gables inn, napa, $60, 1-4pm

www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969

SONOMA COUNTY

FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER

Sebastiani Winery Friday Music Series

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

• oct 21: hellhounds

• oct 28: Backtrax

ONGOING

Live Music at Centre du Vin

ledson hotel, Sonoma, 707-996-9779

www.ledsonhotel.com

• oct 22: Jess Petty

• oct 29: Jonathan Poretz

ONGOING

Jazz it Up Saturday

Wine & Jazz Concert Series

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

www.seasonsofthevineyard.com, 707-431-2222

• oct 22: Anton Schwartz Quartet

ONGOING

Private Tastings at Viansa Winery

www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470

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

$10/members, $25

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

free/members, $45

ONGOING

Reserve Wine & Food Pairing

Private Tasting at Viansa Winery

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

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

ONGOING

Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Introduces

Thematic Wine Program

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

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

ONGOING

Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop

at B.R. Cohn Winery

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

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 FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Taste with the Count at Buena Vista

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

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

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

ONGOING

Wine and Food Pairing

at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery

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

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

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

Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson

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

707-571-7500, www.kj.com

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch

at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa

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

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

Live Music at Centre du Vin

ledson hotel, Sonoma, 707-996-9779, www.ledsonhotel.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

EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY

The Art of Winemaking Workshop

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

707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com

ONGOING

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

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

• oct 18: Vince gill

• oct 20: David cook & gavin Degraw

• oct 27: Vienna Boys choir

• oct 28: golden Dragon Acrobats

• oct 30: Pops ode to ella & gershwin

• oct 31: Jeff Beck

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Spreckels Performing Arts Center

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

• oct 21-23, 28-30: Jekyll and hyde, the Musical

• nov 4-5: Soco Dance theater

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Winemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Market

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

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

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 THROUGHOCTOBER 23

Tolay Fall Festival

tolay lake regional Park, Petaluma, www.sonomacounty.org, 707-565-2041

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 25

Tuesday Night Farmers’ Market

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

FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 25

Kite’s Book: Tales of an 18th Century Hitman

6th Street Playhouse, Santa rosa, www.6thstreetplayhouse.com, 707-523-4185

FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 30

The Independent Eye’s “Frankenstein

6th Street Playhouse, Santa rosa, www.6thstreetplayhouse.com, 707-523-4185

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 DECEMBER 11

Pop’d From the Panel

charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa rosa, www.SchulzMuseum.org

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

OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 14

Re-assembling Reality:

Contemporary Botanicals Restyled

healdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburg

www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.org, 707-433-2743

OCTOBER 19-23, 25-31

Blind Scream Haunted House & Doc’s Horrortorium

Manly honda Superstore, Santa rosa, www.blindscream.com

OCTOBER 20

Songwriters in Sonoma

at Meadowcroft Wines

Maria Mandrussow & Katherine Paige, $15

Sonoma, www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com, 707-934-4090

OCTOBER 20

Girls Night Out

Downtown healdsburg, 5-8pm, www.healdsburg.com, 707-433-6935

OCTOBER 20-23, 26-28

How I Learned to Drive

Sonoma State University, ives hall, rohnert Park

www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/, 707-664-2353

OCTOBER 21

25th Annual Summer-Fall Winemaker Dinner

Series: Francis Ford Coppola Presents

Join Jack Marx, District Manager, northern california

inn at the tides, Bodega Bay, $89, www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788

OCTOBER 21 – NOVEMBER 6 (FRIDAYS – SUNDAYS)

Crimes of the Heart

cinnabar theater, Petaluma, www.cinnabartheater.org, 707-763-8920

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OCTOBER 22

The Count of Buena Vista

20 minute long performance in front of the stone winery building at Buena

Vista. local Sonoma actors bring to life father Jose Altimira, general Vallejo

and count haraszthy. free, 2pm, www.buenavistacarneros.com

OCTOBER 22

Zinfandel Sale & Harvest BBQ

at St. Francis Winery

Santa rosa, 3-6pm, $35, $25/members, reservations required

www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-Winex259

OCTOBER 22

Wine Club Pick-up Party at Wilson Winery

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

OCTOBER 22

Harvest Moon Dinner at Gloria Ferrer

Sonoma, 6:30-10pm, $95, $80.75/members

www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999

OCTOBER 22

Harvest Party

at Balletto Vineyards Crush Pad

Santa rosa, 4-8pm, $15/members, $20/guests

www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455x111

OCTOBER 22

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Kenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, 11am-4pm

www.kenwoodvineyards.com, 707-282-4228

OCTOBER 22

Opening Reception, Re-assembling Reality:

Contemporary Botanicals Restyled

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

www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.org, 707-433-2743

OCTOBER 22

2011 Ghoulwill Ball

fountaingrove golf & Athletic club, Santa rosa, $89

www.gire.org, 707-525-0550x213, 7:30-11pm

OCTOBER 22

9th Annual Harvest Festival

robledo family Winery, Sonoma, 12-4pm, $55/members, $65

www.robledofamilywinery.com, 707-939-6903, rSVP

OCTOBER 22

JacquestOberfest

Michel-Schlumberger Winery, healdsburg, 12-3pm, $65

www.michelsclumberger.com, 800-447-3060

OCTOBER 22-23

24 Hours of LeMons

infineon raceway, Sonoma, 800-870-rAce, www.infineonraceway.com

OCTOBER 22-23

New Release Weekend

Quivira Vineyard, healdsburg, 11am-5pm

www.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8333

OCTOBER 22-23

26th Annual ARTrails Open Studios

Various locations in Sonoma county, www.Artrails.org, 707-579-2787

OCTOBER 23

Pinot on the River

healdsburg Plaza, healdsburg, 100 participating wineries, 12-4pm

www.pinotfestival.com, 707-922-6362

OCTOBER 23

Redwood Chorale Performance: The Road to

Italy at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Sonoma, 3pm, $20, www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575

OCTOBER 24, 26

Vintage Film Series #3: Wizard of Oz

Sebastiani theatre, Sonoma, Mon 7pm, Wed 1pm

www.sebastianitheatre.com, 707-996-2020

OCTOBER 27

Winemaker Dinner Series:

Domaine Carneros

Santé restaurant, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn, Sonoma

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

OCTOBER 28

1st Annual Brewmaster Dinner Series:

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

the tides Wharf restaurant, Bodega Bay, 6:30pm, $60

www.innatthetides.com, 707-875-3652

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OCTOBER 29

Canine Companions Benefit Dinner

at Gloria Ferrer

Sonoma, 6:30-10pm, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999

OCTOBER 29

Fall Fest at Christopher Creek Winery

healdsburg, 11am-4pm, $10, members/free

www.christophercreek.com, 707-433-2001

OCTOBER 29

Hike & Taste in the Vineyards

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

OCTOBER 29

Project Zin

hotel healdsburg, healdsburg, 6pm, www.projectzin.org

OCTOBER 29

Cemetery Tour

two rock cemetery, two rock, 10:30am

www.petalumamuseum.com, 707-778-4398

OCTOBER 29

Hallowinemaker’s Dinner

Kunde estate Winery, Kenwood, 6-9pm, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501

OCTOBER 29-30

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music

6th Street Playhouse, Santa rosa

www.6thstreetplayhouse.com, 707-523-4185

OCTOBER 30

Hallowine

Dutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol

www.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600

OCTOBER 30

Sunday Cruise-Inn

fourth & Sea restaurant, Petaluma, noon

www.sundaycruisein.com, 707-623-3219

OCTOBER 30

Word Up! Fair

Sonoma-Marin fairgrounds, Petaluma, 11am-6pm

www.wordupfair.org, 707-769-0429

OCTOBER 31

17th Spooktacular Trick or Treating

Petaluma Village Premium outlets, Petaluma

www.premiumoutlets.com, 707-778-9300, 5-8pm

NOVEMBER 3

Vintner Dinner with Mike Grgich

tolay restaurant, Petaluma, www.grgich.com, 707-283-2922

NOVEMBER 4-6

Holiday Affair Wine Country Weekend

at Ferrari-Carano

healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700

NOVEMBER 4-5, 10-12

Fully Committed

6th Street Playhouse, Santa rosa

www.6thstreetplayhouse.com, 707-523-4185

NOVEMBER 5

Holiday Affair Food & Wine Pairing

Extravaganza at Ferrari-Carano

healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700

NOVEMBER 5

Pendulum Club Dinner Dance

at Cline Cellars

Sonoma, 6-11pm, rSVP required

www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4043

NOVEMBER 5-6

13th Annual A Wine & Food Affair

Wine road – northern Sonoma county.Visit participating wineries.

11am-4pm, www.wineroad.com, 800-723-6336

NOVEMBER 5-6

13th Annual Wine & Food Affair

at Balletto Vineyards

Santa rosa, 11am-4pm, www.wineroad.com

www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455x111

NOVEMBER 5-6

Harvest Party –

Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs Release Celebration

Dutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol

www.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600

NOVEMBER 7

Balletto Vineyards Winemaker Dinner

la gare french restaurant, Santa rosa

www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455x111

NOVEMBER 11

25th Annual Summer-Fall Winemaker Dinner

Series: Petroni Vineyards

Join lorenzo Petroni, Proprietor – inn at the tides, Bodega Bay, $99

www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788

NOVEMBER 12

Roaring Rhône ’20s Blending Party

Anaba Wines, Sonoma, 4-7pm, $50, $35/members

www.anabawines.com, 707-96-4188x106

NOVEMBER 12

Get Ready for the Holidays

Arrowood Vineyards, glen ellen, 11am-3pm

www.arrowoodwinery.com, 707-938-2600

NOVEMBER 12

A Taste of Place Series

Quivira Vineyard & Winery, healdsburg, 12-3pm, $85, $65/members

www.quivirawine.com, rSVP, 707-431-8354x212

NOVEMBER 12

Wild Pig Party

Michel-Schlumberger Winery, healdsburg, 1-3pm, $50

www.michelsclumberger.com, 800-447-3060

NOVEMBER 12-13

Post Harvest Party

roche Winery, Sonoma, www.rochewinery.com, 707-935-7115

NOVEMBER 13

Second Sunday Music & Wine

freestone Vineyards, freestone, www.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010

NOVEMBER 13

Holiday Cheese Class with Sheana Davis

of The Epicurean Connection

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

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

LAKE/MENDOCINO

EVERY SECOND SATURDAY

Food & Wine Pairings

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

ONGOING

Skunk Train

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

• oct 23, 30: Pumpkin express

• nov 12: Wine & Mushroom train

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Tuscan Village Music Art Series

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

FRIDAYS – SUNDAYS IN OCTOBER

Haunted Barn

rancho de la fuente, lakeport

www.ranchweddingevents.com, 707-263-3160

OCTOBER 20, 27

Meet the Winemaker Series

Blue Wing Saloon, Upper lake, 5:30-8:30pm

www.bluewingsaloon.com, 707-275-2233

OCTOBER 22-23

20th Annual Fall Hopland Passport

hopland, 11am-5pm, $45/adv, $55, $20/Saturday only

www.hoplandPassport.com, 800-564-2582

OCTOBER 29

Pickin’ Party

BArrA of Mendocino, redwood Valley, 9:30am-1pm

www.barraofmendocino.com, 707-485-8771

NOVEMBER 4

Mushroom Hunt

ricochet ridge ranch, fort Bragg, www.horse-vacation.com, 707-964-9669

NOVEMBER 4

Docent-led Tour of Seabiscuit’s Home

historic ridgewood ranch, Willits, 2-4pm

www.seabiscuitheritage.org, 707-559-5992

NOVEMBER 4

Wine & Mushroom Pairing

Parducci Wine cellars, Ukiah, 4:30-7pm, www.parducci.com, 707-463-5350

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NOVEMBER 5

Mushroom Madness Foray & Cooking Class

Assaggiare Mendocino, Mendocino, 10am-3pm, rSVP, $40, $70/couple

www.assaggiare.com, 707-961-9787

NOVEMBER 5

Handley Wines Paired with

Assaggiare Mendocino Mushroom Appetizers

captain’s Deck, Beachcomber Motel, fort Bragg, 5-7pm

www.beachcombermotel.com, 800-400-7873, rSVP

NOVEMBER 5

3rd Annual People’s Choice Wine Awards

langtry estate Vineyards, Middletown, lake county Winery Association

1-5pm, www.lakecountywineries.org, 707-355-2762

NOVEMBER 6-14

9th Annual Holiday in the Pines Galleria

haute Spot, cobb, 707-928-8565

NOVEMBER 11

11th Annual Wild Mushroom & Winemaker Dinner

Maccullum house inn & restaurant, Mendocino, Winemaker greg graziano will

pair graziano wines! $100, www.maccullumhouse.com, 800-609-0492

NOVEMBER 11

Mushroom & Belgian Beer Dinner

Vinnie cilurzo of russian river Brewing company, little river inn, little river.

Join chef Marc Dym with Brewmaster

www.littleriverinn.com, 888-inn-loVe

NOVEMBER 12

Barrel Tasting with Wild Mushroom Appetizers

Milano family Winery, hopland, 10am-5pm

www.milanowinery.com, 707-744-1396

NOVEMBER 12

Milano Winery Winemaker Dinner

Branches Wood fired chop house, Ukiah, $50, 6pm

www.milanowinery.com, 707-744-1136

NOVEMBER 12

Jazz in the Round: An Evening of Swingin’ & Sippin’

Barra of Mendocino Winery, redwood Valley, 6:30-10pm

$80, $50/members, www.barraofmendocino.com, 707-485-8771

BAY AREA

SAN FRANCISCO

ONGOING

The Walt Disney Family Museum

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

www.waltdisney.org

• oct 21-23: look closer, Walt’s carolwood-Pacific

• oct 22: Animation Station! Animation for teens aged 14-17

• oct 29-30: hallowScreen!

• oct 30: halloween Spooktacular!

ONGOING

Seasons Swirl

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

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

• nov 1: chateau Montelena Winery

OCTOBER 25

Lynmar Estate, Russian River Valley

Wine Tasting & Dinner

campton Place, San francisco – Anisya & lynn fritz, Proprietors

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

NOVEMBER 7

Skewis Pinot Noir Tasting & Dinner

campton Place, San francisco – hank & Maggie Skewis, Skewis Wines Sonoma

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

MARIN COUNTY

ONGOING

Marin Center in San Rafael

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

• oct 19: Senior information fair, Seize the Day!

• oct 20: Marin Speakers Series ii, thomas friedman

• oct 20: laugh with Will Durst, cartoonist in Words

• oct 21: Michael Bernard Beckwith, finding Your higher Purpose

• oct 22: italian film festival

• oct 28, 30: golden gate opera presents hansel and gretel

• oct 28: lidia’s italy in America tour

• oct 29: italian film festival, the 1,000 euros generation

SAN MATEO COUNTY

NOVEMBER 5

Half Moon Bay Food & Wine Fare

oceano hotel & Spa, half Moon Bay Village Shops, half Moon Bay

www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463, 12-4pm

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

OCTOBER 21-23, 27-31

Fright Nights

Winchester Mystery house, San Jose

www.WinchesterMysteryhouse.com

OCTOBER 23

Woofstock 2011 – Pets & Pinot

the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 12-6pm, $15/adv, $20

www.mountainwinery.com, 408-741-2822

OCTOBER 24-31

Halloween Candy Pairing

clos lachance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 408-686-1050

NOVEMBER 5

Bottle You Own at Guglielmo Winery

Morgan hill, 10am-3pm, $5/bottle

www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145

NOVEMBER 13

Premier Cruz – Cabernets of the

Santa Cruz Mountains

opera house, los gatos, Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers, 3-7pm, $75

www.scma.com, 831-685-8463

ALAMEDA COUNTY

OCTOBER 21, 28

Zin Café

rosenblum cellars, Alameda, 6:30-9:30pm, $10, rSVP

www.rosenblumcellars.com, 707-510-995-4120

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OCTOBER 22, 29

Regional Wine Series

rosenblum cellars, Alameda, 11am-6pm, $10

www.rosenblumcellars.com, 707-510-995-4120

NOVEMBER 4, 11

Zin Café

rosenblum cellars, Alameda, 6:30-9:30pm, $10, rSVP

www.rosenblumcellars.com, 707-510-995-4120

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

ONGOING

Tastings at Prima

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

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

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

LIVERMORE

ONGOING

Bankhead Theatre

livermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore

925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org

• oct 22-23, 28-30: hairspray

• nov 3: like there’s no tomorrow

• nov 4-7: hairspray

• nov 8: Abraham Verghese

• nov 10: Machomer

• nov 11-12: lakota Sioux Dance theatre

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

ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY

Wine & Cheese Pairing

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

www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442

OCTOBER 22

Grape Stompin’ & Wine Sippin’

at McGrail Vineyards

livermore, 12-4:30pm, $10/person for stomping

www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717

OCTOBER 29

Brew Crawl

Downtown Pleasanton, 925-484-2199, www.pleasantondowntown.net

OCTOBER 30

Traditional Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing

cedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 12-4pm, $5

www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636

NOVEMBER 5

The Lipstick Tour at McGrail Vineyards

livermore, 12-5pm, $5, www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717

NOVEMBER 6

Veteran’s Day Parade

Main Street, Pleasanton, 1pm, www.pleasantondowntown.net

NOVEMBER 10

James Vincent Release Party

at McGrail Vineyards

livermore, 5-8pm, Wine club member event

www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717

NORTH CENTRAL COAST

ONGOING

Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel

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

• oct 20: howie Mandel

• oct 22: the Pink floyd concert experience

• oct 23-24: Monterey Symphony, concert 1, lisztomania

• oct 25: the Miles Davis experience

• nov 6: frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

• nov 10: MoMiX:BotAnicA

• nov 11: Morgenstern Piano trio

ONGOING

Live at Golden State Theatre

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

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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

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

OCTOBER 20

9th Annual Bernardus Wine Dinner

Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 6:30pm, $165

www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550

OCTOBER 22

2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz

www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590

OCTOBER 28

Wine, Art & Music Walk

Pacific grove, 6-9pm, 831-373-3304

NOVEMBER 3-5

Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Various events & locations in Big Sur, www.bigsurfoodandwine.org

NOVEMBER 12

Best of the Blue - Tastes From the

Land of the Blue Grand Canyon

Monterey county Vintners & growers Association

Del Monte Aviation center, Monterey

www.montereywines.org, 831-375-9400

NOVEMBER 12

Holiday Entertaining with Bernardus Style

Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 1-3pm, $85

www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550

NOVEMBER 13

Surf City Wine University:

Wine Tasting 101 with Jimmie Moore

Bonny Doon Vineyard, Santa cruz, 12-2pm

www.surfcityvintners.com, 831-818-1405

NOVEMBER 15-20

Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational

Pebble Beach, www.pebblebeach.com

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

ONGOING

Thursday Night Music Series

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

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

OCTOBER 29-30

Children’s Ghost Train

roaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484

NOVEMBER 13

Premier Cruz – Cabernets of the

Santa Cruz Mountains

opera house, los gatos, Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers, 3-7pm, $75

www.scma.com, 831-685-8463

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

ONGOING

Sierra Railroad

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

• oct 18: Scenic lunch

• oct 29: Murder Mystery Dinner

• nov 5: Sunset Dinner

• nov 8: Scenic lunch

ONGOING

30th Annual Vintners’ Holidays

the Ahwahnee, Yosemite national Park

www.YosemitePark.com/Vinters, 801-559-4903

• nov 6-8: talbott Vineyards, Silver oak cellars,

Alpha omega & twomey cellars

• nov 9-10: hitching Post Winery, Blackbird Vineyards,

rombauer Vineyards & corison Winery

• nov 13-15: Mumm napa, Provenance Vineyards,

Villa toscana Winery & Sbragia family Vineyards

SACRAMENTO VALLEY

ONGOING

Sacramento River Train

800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com

• oct 22: great train robbery

• oct 23, 30: Pumpkin train

• nov 12: great train robbery

ONGOING

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

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

• oct 20: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang

• oct 21: rising Stars of opera

• oct 24: thirty two Short films About glenn gould

• oct 29: hilary hahn

• oct 29-30: So Percussion

• nov 4: cinematic titanic

• nov 5-6: Jennifer Johnson cano, mezzo-soprano

• nov 7-8: if god is Willing and da creek Don’t rise

• nov 9-11: hot 8 Brass Band

• nov 12: trey Mcintyre & Preservation hall Jazz Band

• nov 12-13: lara Downes

• nov 14: Salaam Bombay

• nov 15: Udaan

SOLANO COUNTY

SUISUN VALLEY

ONGOING SATURDAYS

$5 Wines by the Glass

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

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

NOVEMBER 11

Annual Chieftan Dinner

Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley

www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

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Provenance Vineyards

by Josh Stein

Let’s face it: people come to wine country

for big reds, and they come directly to Napa

because Cab is king in the Valley. With that

said, there are lots of ways to make Cabernet,

and lots of winemaking and cellaring styles.

Many folks will tell you their process is only

about the grapes, but when push comes to

shove, there are a lot of things going on after

harvest is over. Provenance Vineyards, on the

other hand, as the name states, is all about

what goes on in the vineyard, and winemakers

Tom Rinaldi and Chris Cooney make

sure, through close grower relations and

spending lots of time walking the vineyards,

that each wine shows off the unique personality

of its origin through minimal winemaking

intervention.

The ideas behind the name aren’t complicated,

but they do point to what matters

most. Provenance means “origin” or “source,”

and it is usually used to identify an artwork

with a complete record of ownership such

that its authenticity is unquestioned. Provenance

has a second register, though, and it is

one which points to a wine’s origins and how

directly back to the vineyard one can trace

what is in the glass. The term was deliberately

chosen for the winery because all of its

releases are made from grapes which come

from some of the most hallowed ground in

the winemaking world – the resulting wines

are works of art in the bottle, in other words,

because they best show the uniqueness of

their origins without muddying them in the

process.

And Provenance’s vineyards, either by

owning directly or through working closely

with the Valley’s best growers, are some of the

most historic, most famous locations in the

United States. Most winemakers never have

access to this level of quality material from

even one of these vineyards to work with, let

alone all of them as Provenance does.

The Beckstoffer George III Vineyard brings

a pedigree that stretches back to the original

land grants, and the Provenance Rutherford

Estate Vineyard has established itself not just

for Cabernet but as a pre-eminent source of

Sauvignon Blanc in the Valley, the wines

made from it having received some of the

highest scores on record for whites. The

Three Palms Vineyard in Calistoga is about as

good as it gets for Merlot, especially since the

Provenance bottlings contain small blendings

of rare Three Palms Cabernet, Cabernet

Franc, Malbec, and Petite Verdot. The Beckstoffer

Las Amigas Vineyard in Carneros is

also highly regarded for cool-weather Merlot,

and most well known of all is Oakville’s Beckstoffer

To Kalon Vineyard, which has been

producing internationally recognized awardwinning

Cabernets since 1889.

Equally, adjacent to the winery itself is the

Hewitt Vineyard, a location first planted more

than 130 years ago, and from which only one

wine is made, the limited-release Rutherford

Cabernet Sauvignon. Rather than needing

other varietals as part of its blend, Tom

Rinaldi uses the best grapes from a variety of

clones in the fifty-eight acre vineyard’s rows to

achieve each year’s bottling. Its celebrated,

enticing note of violet is a singular hallmark

of the vineyard, not present in wines from

other Rutherford locations.

At the same time, it is not just the vineyards

which give connection to a certain

sense of place and time. Unlike many other

wineries, pulling into Provenance’s property

evokes Old Napa the minute you move away

from the highway. The red “farmhouse”

which greets you is surrounded by vineyards

and an extensive grass lawn, the way the original

19th-century winemakers laid out their

winery homesteads throughout the Valley.

Inside, the tasting room is bright and airy,

with high ceilings and an art gallery feel. The

intimacy of the experience is accented by the

floor, which is made from barrelheads and

staves from 960 barrels, all from the winery’s

first vintage, and a large window which

allows for spying on the barrel room and its

goings on.

Given the nature of what they do, it

shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that

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going to the tasting room is one

of very few ways to have access to

these releases. Provenance is well

known for its Cabernets and

Merlots, but there are a number

of extremely small bottlings

which can’t be found elsewhere.

They include the aforementioned

Beckstoffer To Kalon Cab – do

not miss out! – library releases of

small-lot Merlots and aged

Cabernets, the Bordeaux-style

Winemaker’s Reserve Blend, and

the delicious Ruby Cabernet Port.

I’m going to let you in on a

little bit of a secret, though. For

a number of releases, even the

tasting room doesn’t have guaranteed

access. You read that

right: the wine clubs get guaranteed

access over even the tasting

room. When you go and taste,

seriously consider what will

come with inner circle access to a

winery which itself has inner

circle access to the best vineyards

anywhere. Recognizing that those

interested in these kinds of wines

have specific tastes, the winery

has created multiple options to

match consumer requests. There

is a separate Hewitt club for just

that wine, as well as the Provenance

Ambassador’s Club, which

receives all wines made, regardless

of how small the release, and

the Cabernet Club, which

receives all bottlings made of its

eponymous varietal. There are

lots of other perks, of course, but

it’s the access to the wines which

matter most, right?

So, then, what’s not to love? If

you start with an idea of place as

being of paramount importance,

and you are only willing to work

with grapes from the best places,

then what you end up with is

Provenance Vineyards – go taste

for yourself and see how keeping

the focus purely on the vineyard

produces only good things in the

glass. Cheers!

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Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

Ding, Ding, Ding Went The Trolley!

by Ronda Giangreco

It is easy to feel as though you’ve been transported back in time

when you arrive at the Sonoma Plaza. With the stately Coty Hall

surrounded by towering trees, the celebrated California Mission and

the gorgeous art deco movie house that rim the Plaza, there is a

distinct sense of another time, another century. And now, the owners

of Beau Wine Tours have added one more feature to the fantasy with

their charming Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley.

The sight of this hand-built replica of a San Francisco California

Street cable car from the 1890s is certain to provide visitors to Sonoma

with yet another reason to be enchanted. As Thomas Buck, president

of Beau Wine tours explains, “I’ve always been a big fan of cable cars

and street cars. It was a natural tie-in to obtain one for wine tours in

Sonoma.”

But an afternoon on the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley isn’t just your

average wine tour. As soon as you board this magical trolley, you’ll

hear the voice of one of Sonoma’s most recognized residents. George

Webber, a local historian and actor offers a very entertaining and informative

narration for your trip, providing fascinating details about the

sites around you. On the tour you will not only sample amazing

wines, you’ll learn about the historic Mission San Francisco Solano,

General Vallejo and his influence on the area, the famed Bear Flag

Revolt that sowed the seeds of California statehood, the famous

author, Jack London and his works, plus much more. As Mr. Buck

says, “It is the most fun you’ll ever have wine tasting!”

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The open air trolley also allows visitors a very up-close and personal

tour of the vineyards surrounding the town of Sonoma. At some points

the vines are so near that you can almost reach out and touch them.

There is simply no better way to experience the sights and aromas of

the wine country. But even if there is a chill to the air, you’ll ride in

comfort. The trolley’s mid-section is entirely enclosed, but with expansive

windows to allow you to take in every awe-inspiring bit of scenery.

Your day on the trolley begins at 10:30 a.m. After an excursion

around downtown and its sights, you will enjoy a day of wine tasting

and even a picnic, complemented by a “family-style” lunch provided

by the famed Girl & The Fig restaurant’s catering division. This six

hour tour is certain to provide visitors with an unforgettable memory

of their visit to this famous wine region.

And now, with their introductory pricing, this marvelous tour can

be had for a mere $89 per person. The Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley

operates daily from April to November. Advanced reservations are

required, but with pick-up points at four major resorts, plus the

Sonoma Plaza, it is easy to plan a tour.

The trolley is also available for private charters, making it the

perfect vehicle for a storybook wedding, a corporate outing or just a

truly memorable day in the wine country for you and your friends.

The cable car also comes fully equipped with a state-of-the-art sound

system and PA, including iPod/iPhone connections. Every wine tour

charter also includes coolers and bottled water.For further information

and to make reservations, visit www.SonomaValleyWineTrolley.com;

call toll free: 1-877-WINE-TROLLEY, or local: (707) 938-2600.

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Winemaker Profile: Bouchaine Vineyards

Michael Richmond

& Andrew Brooks

by Michelle J. Baker

There’s an uncommon bond between the

two men who form acclaimed Bouchaine’s

winemaking team – Head Winemaker and

general manager Michael Richmond, and the

winery’s Associate Winemaker Andrew

Brooks. This relationship that started in the

1980s when Brooks was a toddler hitching a

ride on the forklift at Richmond’s Acacia

Winery has blossomed into a perfectly symbiotic

winemaking partnership.

Richmond, a self-described generalist who

has been in the wine industry for 40 years,

got his start in wine as a tour guide at

Freemark Abbey in the early 1970s. There he

also got his first taste of winemaking under

the tutelage of Brad Webb and Jerry Luper.

By 1979, the intrepid entrepeneur went out

on his own and started Acacia Winery in

Carneros.

It was at Acacia that Richmond hired

Andrew’s father, Larry Brooks, as his first

winemaker. From a very early age the younger

Brooks would tag along with his father to

work, spending his summers “playing in the

vineyards and amongst the tanks and barrels

at Acacia.”

Believing in Carneros’s potential to produce

world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Richmond

started Acacia despite the fact that the

region was not yet even recognized as an

appellation. In 1981, just two years after Richmond

pushed in his chips on Carneros, Garret

and Tatiana Copeland made a similar bet by

purchasing the historic Bouchaine Vineyards

nearby.

Richmond built Acacia into a highly

successful brand, selling it in 1986 to the

Chalone Wine Group. He stayed on with

Chalone and over the years would take on a

Michael Richmond

number of senior-level roles in sales and

marketing and management.

In 2002, the Copelands hired Richmond

essentially to modernize Bouchaine. “When I

met the Copelands I sensed a great resonance

of shared vision and purpose,” says Richmond.

Meanwhile, the young Brooks matriculated

at Wesleyan University, returning to Napa

with a degree in chemistry to work at

Domaine Carneros, then Saintsbury. With a

few harvests under his belt, he joined the

Bouchaine team in 2007. In 2009, Brooks rose

to the position of assistant winemaker, overseeing

the daily winemaking operations for

this widely acclaimed producer of Carneros

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

“Michael and I have complementary

personalities in the cellar – I’ve got the energy

and vigor that comes with youth and mike has

the patience and perspective that accumulate

with years of experience,” says Brooks. “The

give-and-take between us is what leads to the

Andrew Brooks

right path.”

From Richmond’s perspective, Brooks has a

lot to teach him. “Andrew is very much his

own man, and he is a consummate student of

winemaking. He helps me keep abreast of

current trends and technology. Sometimes my

job is to temper his exuberance, but also to

foster his explorations.”

With Brooks focusing on the daily operations,

Richmond is able to focus on maintaining

the overall style, quality and consistency

of the Bouchaine wines. “We make

distinctive Chardonnay in Carneros, with

citrus, ginger and a beautiful, lingering texture

of almost suede on the palate. As for Pinot

Noir, now you can see great parity between

the quality in Carneros and other appellations

like the Russian River Valley.”

Stop by Bouchaine at 1075 Buchli Station

Road in the heart of the beautiful Carneros

appellation. The tasting room is open daily

from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

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Perfect Pairs BY

ALEXANDRA CHARSLEY

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Perfectly Paired with

2007 Freestone Pinot Noir

Once autumn begins, I’m always

searching for a good reason to turn on

the oven and make a hearty meal. This

stuffed mushroom recipe is from Stephen

H. Pavy, Freestone Vineyards Director of

Hospitality and Wine Education. “One

of the things I enjoy most about Pinot

Noir is the way it is so food-friendly. The

beautiful red fruit and light black fruit,

softness, spiciness and earthiness goes

with so many things. As a Pinot ages,

wine experts will talk about ‘forest floor’

and ‘mushroom compost’ as some of the

secondary and tertiary flavors and

aromas that develop. So, my mind goes

to mushrooms which I love anyway. Our

2007 Freestone Pinot Noir has begun to

develop more depth of flavor that includes these earth tones. The Portobello

mushrooms in this recipe are both sautéed and baked, so their flavors are really

enhanced by the cooking method. Add to that the herbs used, plus tomato

paste and two cheeses and you have pulled together the perfect ‘umami’ combination

that makes this wine sing! This is

one wine and food combination that is

perfect from the first sip and first bite,”

says Stephen.

The Freestone Vineyards Guest Center

is open for tasting daily from 11 a.m. to 5

p.m. Reservations are not required. They

do not offer food and wine pairings on a

regular basis. However, their Second

Sunday events – each second Sunday of

the month from noon to 4 p.m. – they

offer wine and food pairings, wine and art

pairings or wine and music pairings.

Wine Road Wine & Food Affair

On November 5-6, they are participating in the Wine Road Wine & Food

Affair. A Freestone Vineyards recipe is included in the Wine & Food Affair

cookbook and they will be cooking and sharing this dish for the event. Every

attending guest receives a copy of the cookbook with their paid ticket. Tickets

are available at www.wineroad.com/events/wine_and_food_affair/2.

STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS Serves 8

Recipe provided by Stephen H. Pavy,

Freestone Vineyards Director of Hospitality & Wine Education

• 8 large Portobello mushrooms

• 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for

brushing mushrooms and adding to stuffing

• 2 leeks, white and green parts only, thinly sliced

(may also use equivalent amount of green garlic,

sweet onion, or shallots)

• 2 tablespoons Italian double strength

tomato paste

• 1 ½ cups plain bread crumbs

• 8 ounces best quality assertive semi-soft cheese,

coarsely grated (we like Taleggio and Val d’Osta

Fontina)

• 4 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs

(a mixture of thyme leaves, oregano, marjoram,

basil and/or parsley)

• 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

• 2 eggs, beaten

• Aleppo pepper

(Spanish or Hungarian paprika may be substituted)

• Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Remove stems from mushrooms.

Trim stems and finely chop.

Heat 6 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat,

and then add sliced leeks and chopped mushrooms

along with salt and pepper to taste, sauté

until tender.

Add tomato paste and cook briefly.

Transfer sautéed leeks and mushroom stems to

bowl and combine with bread crumbs, grated

cheeses, herbs and beaten egg.

Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

Add sufficient olive oil for stuffing to stick

together.

Brush top side of mushroom caps with olive oil and

place top side down on foil lined baking sheet.

Divide stuffing between mushroom caps, being

sure to cover bottom of cap.

Optional: drizzle more olive oil over top of stuffing

mixture.

Bake 12-15 minutes until mushrooms are tender

and stuffing is browned .

Sprinkle Aleppo pepper to taste over mushrooms

before serving.

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Reata Wines

On a hilltop overlooking the southern edge of Napa Valley, Reata is

surrounded by more than 300 acres of rolling hillsides and immaculate

vineyards. The winery invites guests from around the world to

enjoy its warm hospitality and wine tasting experiences that enliven

the senses.

Reata’s spacious tasting room features a panorama of the winery’s

picturesque vineyards and the sun-drenched hills of Napa Valley.

Guests are invited to relax on the charming veranda with sweeping

views of the Wine Country, unwind at the gorgeous tasting bar or relax

on comfy cowhide chairs by the fireplace. Reata’s specially tailored

wine tastings showcase the winery’s latest releases for a tasting fee of

$15. The wines featured during the tastings can include Estate Pinot

Grigio, Estate Viognier, Estate and Napa Valley Chardonnay, Napa

Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Pinot Noir, Estate Syrah and Estate

Pinot Noir.

The wide range of Reata wines captures the unique character and

style of the winery’s surroundings. Long, cool days on the ranch

produce grapes that have great intensity of flavor, complexity, elegance

and balance. Just as the many strands of a reata are woven together by

a master craftsman, Reata’s wines reflect a master’s touch: powerful yet

elegant. These are wines that go beyond simple pleasure and capture

the true character of the land.

Cheese and Wine is Divine

Pairing fine wine and artisan cheese is a fabulous custom in Napa

Valley. Reata’s tasting room offers wonderfully crafted gourmet cheeses

that have been selected to bring out the complex flavors of the winery’s

handcrafted wines. The white wine cheese plate includes MT TAM,

Manchego and Abbaye. The red varietals are paired with three hand

selected invigorating cheeses including Piave, Raschera and Messo

Secco.

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Barrel tasting and tours

Reata now offers unique and private barrel tastings for up to 12

guests. Tour the expansive barrel room and sample wines that are

currently being crafted and learn about how wines are made. Two

unfinished wines in various stages of aging will be selected for each

barrel tasting. After sampling the wines, taste the finished bottled wines

and compare their scents and flavors. Barrel tastings are held everyday

at 11:30 a.m. and can also be scheduled for private parties. Barrel tastings

are $30 and $15 will be credited to the purchase of a bottle of

wine. Additionally, guided tours of Reata’s winemaking facility are available

daily by appointment for an additional fee. The guided tours allow

guests to explore the winemaking operation including the crush facility,

fermentation areas, barrel cellars and bottling line and conclude in the

tasting room with a tasting of Reata wines.

Host your next event at Reata

Reata has two passions: making great wine and hosting unforgettable

guest experiences. Attention to detail, meticulous preparation

and a distinctive service quality guarantee an imaginative and extraordinary

event. From casual celebrations on the veranda to large formal

dinners in the grand dining room, Reata offers wine and food pairings,

ranging from informal “cocktail party” type settings to sit-down events

that can be tailored for any occasion. Sheltered from the elements with

huge timbers that frame a stunning view of Napa Valley and San Pablo

Bay, Reata’s veranda is ideal for casual summer fare, cocktail receptions,

seated luncheons and station buffets. Facilities seat up to 125

guests. The Lodge at Reata is a beautiful traditional banquet room with

handsome vaulted ceilings – perfect for rehearsal dinners, large celebrations

and corporate events. It accommodates 200 guests for casual

cocktail parties and up to 160 for seated dinners.

To learn more about Reata, visit reatawines.com or call

(707) 254-8673 ext. 119.

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Artisano Benefit Weekend

Features Winemaker Dinner,

Grand Tasting & Harvest Dinner

Third Annual Event Moves From Geyserville to Larger Venue

at Santa Rosa’s Vintners Inn and John Ash & Co.

Tickets are on sale for Artisano, a celebration of local, handcrafted,

small production wine, food and art, on November 18-19.

This year’s Artisano event features a full weekend of activities,

including a Winemaker Dinner on Friday evening at John Ash &

Co. Restaurant, Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon at Vintners

Inn and a Harvest Dinner on Saturday evening at John Ash & Co.

John Ash & Co. Executive Chef Tom Schmidt is creating a delicious,

seasonal, five-course menu for Artisano’s Winemaker Dinner

on Friday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. Each course will be expertly

paired with exquisite wines from participating Artisano wineries.

Winemakers will join guests for dinner. Here they will pour and

answer any questions about their wines.

Artisano’s Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 19, from 11

a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature local artisan wineries; restaurants that

feature seasonal, regional ingredients; and, local specialty gourmet

food purveyors and artists.

The event includes wine and food tastings; chef demonstrations

by John Toulze of The Girl & the Fig, Brian Anderson from Bistro

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Cookie; as well as a silent auction, raffle and live music courtesy of

The Susan Comstock Swingtet.

The culmination of the weekend is the Harvest Dinner on

Saturday, November 19, 5 p.m., at John Ash & Co., where guests

will enjoy a casual harvest, family-style meal prepared by Chef Tom

Schmidt paired with wines from the day’s Grand Tasting.

A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit Slow Food

Sonoma County, North, a chapter of Slow Food International. Slow

Food is a non-profit organization that engages the local community

in supporting and promoting local, sustainable food and food

traditions, and are advocates for good, clean and fair food for all

people.

Artisano Grand Tasting ticket price is $65 per person in advance

or $75 day of, including a souvenir wine glass. The Winemaker

Dinner is $150 per person and the Harvest Dinner is $75 per

person. A package ticket for the Grand Tasting and Harvest Dinner

only is $120. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

Vintners Inn and John Ash & Co. are located at 4350 Barnes

Road, just west of Highway 101 off the River Road exit. John Ash

& Co. is open for dinner nightly.

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Soda Rock – Spectacular Wines, Event Venue

by Charles Neave

For years I would drive past this fascinating structure in the

Alexander Valley on my way to Healdsburg. The setting is exceptional,

as it sits in one of the most prolific viticultural areas in all of Sonoma

County. But what fascinated me was the building itself, which had

long been in various stages of neglect and disrepair. It was still magnificent

in its own way, but needed help. Then, one day, I saw work begin

and I was heartened at the thought that all might begin to improve for

a piece of wine country history that certainly needed and deserved it.

When I found out that Ken Wilson was behind it, I could not have

been more delighted. A Canadian-born designer, builder and renovator

of unique structures, grape grower, vintner (his wife Diane is the

winemaker), and more, I had seen his work in the past and was always

impressed. He and his wife are also the owner of

a collection of artisan wineries: Mazzocco

Sonoma, Matrix (with its’ justly famous Pinot

Noir), deLorimier and Wilson Winery in Dry

Creek with their strong roster of estate grown

reds. In Hopland, Mendocino County, they have

Jaxon Keys, makers of wine as well as brandy.

As one of the most respected grape growing

and winemaking families in Northern California,

they have left a strong and lasting imprint here.

The fact that they had decided to restore this

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particular property is a testament to both their

vision as well as their commitment.

This area once had a town named Soda Rock,

with a hotel, general store, post office and school –

it suffered through expansion, financial strain and,

as devastating as anything else, the dark veil of that

failed social engineering experiment: Prohibition.

The area later became Jimtown in 1893. But Soda

Rock it still is, at least at this winery.

So, by the time Ken and Diane bought the

property in 2000, it already had a long history, but

a whole new era was about to begin.

“We want Soda Rock to regain its place in the community,” Ken

said recently. “We want to provide spectacular venues for social gatherings

and to promote local agricultural products, cuisine and the artisanal

specialties the area is known for. And, of course, fine wine in a

special setting – one both steeped in history but with an eye on the

future.”

The structure had to undergo a lengthy seismic retrofitting, but that

was just the beginning. Luckily the property had patient and

resourceful new owners, and they knew that this was no quick fix. It

was a long-term project and they understood that and went about the

process accordingly.

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The result of all this is a one-of-a-kind tasting room with

areas both indoors and out for special events of every kind,

from dinners and receptions to weddings. The grounds

show an equal attention to detail; the vineyards that

surround it are mature and include a three-story tower that

is in its final stages.

The wines Soda Rock is rapidly becoming known for are heavy on

the reds, where the varietals include Zinfandel, Merlot, Malbec, four

Cabernet Sauvignons and Cabernet Franc, including a small – 96 caseproduction

Reserve Cab Franc. There is also a Sonoma County Merlot

Rosé which is a perfect holiday and cool-weather wine, though it is a

delight to drink any time of the year.

As Ken has said, “My heart is in Zinfandel, but I’m getting into

Cabernet and Pinot Noir. In fact, one of the reasons we have Malbec

is so we can make a classic Bordeaux-style wine.”

If your tasting day is not complete without a splash or two of white,

they also make two Sauvignon Blancs (one from here in Alexander

Valley, the other using fruit sourced from Mendocino County) and a

Chardonnay, also using grapes from Alexander Valley.

These wines can be sampled in the beautiful, spacious tasting room

where the staff is knowledgeable, great fun and well briefed on the

history of the winery and of the area. They can also give out

recommendations on area restaurants (Healdsburg has

become quite a culinary destination in the last decade),

directions and more. It is the sort of place where within

minutes you feel at home and in a few more almost like part

of an extended family. As is usually the case in the

Alexander Valley, the pace is unhurried but the quality – ah,

the quality – is unmistakable.

The tasting room at Soda Rock Winery is open daily

from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. They are located at 8015

Highway 128, Healdsburg. For directions or for more information on

the winery, their wine club, tastings and special events, call (707) 433-

3303, or go to their website at www.sodarockwinery.com.

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Napa Valley Film Festival Presents Star-Studded Films

Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) Co-Founders and Directors

Brenda and Marc Lhormer have announced a roster of high profile

films to be screened at the inaugural film festival. Showcasing the

best of new independent cinema along with the Napa Valley’s finest

food, wine and hospitality, NVFF makes its debut with a five-day

festival spanning the Valley’s four postcard-perfect towns of Napa,

Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga, November 9 through 13.

The festival will begin Wednesday, November 9 with a sneak

preview screening of Clint Eastwood’s much-anticipated biopic,

J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and Josh Lucas.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the title role of J. Edgar, a drama that

explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful,

controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century.

The festival officially opens Thursday, November 10, with The

Descendents starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer

and Matthew Lillard. Directed by Alexander Payne, The Descendants

follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads

when family man Matt King (George Clooney) must re-examine

his past and navigate his future when his wife suffers a boating accident

off Waikiki.

Additional notable films headlining the NVFF include Butter,

starring Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, High Jackman, and Ty

Burrell, a comedy set in the Midwest that uses a state fair butter

carving competition to satirically discuss the diversity of American

politics, and Answers to Nothing, starring Dane Cook and Julie

Benz, is a graphically honest portrayal of six individuals in a captivating

web of intertwining stories.

The documentaries featured during the inaugural festival are as

inspirational as they are diverse and include screenings of Undefeated,

an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from

inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat

the odds on and off the high school football field. Other prominent

documentaries include the world premiere of CTRL+ALT+COMPETE,

a feature-length documentary that takes a revealing look at the technology

startup and emerging business scene through the eyes of five

founders and their teams; and The Other F Word, an eye-opening and

wise look at veteran punk rockers as they adapt to the challenges of

fatherhood.

Closing out the festival is a heartbreakingly beautiful look at first

love. Like Crazy – directed by Drake Doremus and starring Anton

Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence – follows a British

college student (Felicity Jones) and her American classmate (Anton

Yelchin) who embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only

to be forced apart when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy

was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011

Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress

for Felicity Jones.

The entire film lineup – including all films in the Narrative

Dramatic Competition that will be eligible for the $10,000 cash

award, sponsored and presented by Meadowood Resort & Spa – as

well as festival passes are currently available on the website at

www.napavalleyfilmfest.org.

L O D G I N G

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CANDLELIGHT INN

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

marble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies or

decks; three-course gourmet breakfast, hors

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

30'x60'; swimming pool

1045 Easum Drive, Napa

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PINK MANSION

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

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

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

1415 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga www.pinkmansion.com

BRANNAN COTTAGE INN

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

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

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

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

109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.net

www.brannoncottageinn.com (707) 942-4200

SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERN

LEDSON HOTEL

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

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

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

480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com

SONOMA COUNTY– COAST

INN AT THE TIDES

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

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

continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788

800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.com

SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERN

VINTNERS INN

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

surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-2584

4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.com

CALDERWOOD INN

An historic Victorian inn in the heart of healdsburg

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

innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 707-431-1110

FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEY

HILTON GARDEN INN

2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900

Fairfield

www.hiltongardeninn.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES

316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797

Fairfield

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MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COAST

LONE OAK LODGE

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

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

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Throw a World-Class Cabernet Party with

the Ultimate Wine-Lovers Collection

The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association (SLDWA) celebrates

the 15th annual release of its limited-edition Appellation Collection

this month. The Appellation Collection is the only offering in the

U.S. comprised entirely of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from a

single appellation. Each of the Association’s 18 distinguished member

wineries is represented by one bottle from a single vintage, with this

year’s Collection featuring Cabernet from 2007. The vintage is being

touted as the very best in years, making it a perfect wine cellar addition,

holiday gift, or a brilliant way to spark a lively holiday party. This

unique Collection of eighteen Cabernets, limited to 200 cases, will be

available from October through December 15th, 2011.

The 2007 Appellation Collection includes one Cabernet Sauvignon

from each of the following Stags Leap District Winegrowers' member

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Limited Edition 2007 Stags Leap Collection Features 18 of its Best Cabernets

wineries: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede

Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Hartwell Vineyards, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom

Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Regusci

Winery, Robinson Family Vineyards, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards,

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags' Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards,

Taylor Family Vineyards and Terlato Family Vineyards.

Appellation Collection is $1,450.00 per case. 7.75% tax applies to

California sales and various states by law. The Stags Leap District

Winegrowers Association is the exclusive retailer of the Appellation

Collection, the only collection of Cabernet Sauvignon released by an

American Viticultural Association or appellation.

Consumers interested in purchasing the collection may order

online at www.stagsleapdistrict.com or for additional information,

contact the Association’s Executive Director Nancy Bialek at (707)

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The Napa Back Road

S U I S U N V A L L E Y

Visit Napa’s Little Sister, ‘Sui’

If this is one of your many visits to the wine country, you are no doubt

looking for something a little different. So why not change things up and

take the road less travelled through Suisun Valley “The Napa Back Road”.

We all no doubt have our favorites, but we are always looking to one up

our friends back home. Yes, that never ending search for something new

and refreshing, but still preserving all that made you first fall in love with

the whole “Wine Country Experience.”

If you are staying in Downtown Napa, do you realize you are just

approximately 15 to 20 minutes away from a valley that preserved what

Napa was in the 1960s? However, the wines at such places like Vezer

Family Vineyard and the Blue Victorian Winery take advantage of both the

old traditions, such as 100% hand punched down wines, along with

implementing the important new techniques learned from those great California

winemakers over the last 50 years.

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

In fact, many of the locals try to continue this secret, simply because it is

where they go to still experience those old feelings of days gone by. Suisun

Valley is where you can find wines that would sell for over $150 a bottle at

the popular better known tourist destinations in Napa, for $30 to $60.

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

greatest national and international competitions!

Come make your own dreams come true in Suisun (Sue-soon) Valley

“Napa’s Little Sister Sui.”

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Arroyo Dr.

Brown St.

West St.

Tulocay St.

Yajome St.

Willow Ave

Avia

Trick-or-Train: A Spooky Halloween on an Antique Train

Guests will dine among ghosts, ghouls and goblins on the

Napa Valley Wine Train's first Trick-or-Train Halloween Bash.

On October 28, the Napa Valley Wine Train be hosting the first

ever Trick-or-Train Halloween Bash. Trick-or-Train guests will enjoy

a sumptuous evening with dinner and drinks on board the Napa

Valley Wine Train followed by a party featuring the musical styling

of DJ Tommy Fullove, dancing and a costume contest in the station.

Clay St

John

Anthony

Calistoga Ave

Franklin St

Randolph St

Wineries of

Napa Valley

Town Center

Olabisi/Trahan

X Winery

Uptown

Theatre

Randolph St

Jefferson

Ceja

Coombs St

Tallulah

Wines

First St.

Second St.

Brown St

Third St.

Fourth St

Fifth St

Main St. Main St.

Stonehedge

Winery 1313 Main

Uva Trattoria

Italiana

Vintner’s

Collective

Main St.

Yountville St.

Clinton St.

Pearl St.

Vallejo St.

Napa St.

Caymus St.

COLE’S CHOP HOUSE

Napa Valley Opera House

Back Room Wines

Vinoce and

Twenty Rows

Bounty Hunter

Rare Wine Co.

CELADON

Pueblo

Napa General Store

Soscol Ave

Trancas

NAPA VALLEY

WINE TRAIN

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Third St.

MC KINSTRY

River Terrace Dr.

Imperial Way

TASTE AT OXBOW Uncorked

MAHONEY VINEYARDS/ at Oxbow

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Big Ranch Rd

This is an event for guests aged 21 and over. Guests are encouraged

to come dressed up for the holiday. Entertainment will continue

until 1 a.m.

The Trick-or-Train will begin at 6:30 p.m. with three eerie hours

on board for dinner and drinks. Guests will have time to explore the

entire Train, which consists of rail cars so old, they have almost disappeared

from the American landscape. Most of the rolling stock dates

from as far back as 1915.

After dinner, guests will disembark at the Napa Station where there

will dancing and musical entertainment provided by San Francisco

based DJ Tommy Fullove. Tommy Fullove, a prestigious San Francisco

based DJ, is well-known for his eclectic musical collection, his

strong connection to the crowd and his vibrant energy. Fullove began

exploring his natural musical talent when he was in high school by

starting his own DJ business. Music and entertainment has always

been a true passion of his, and for the past 17 years he has been the

highlight of parties all over the

country.

A winner will be selected for

the costume contest at 10:30 p.m.

The Trick-or-Train after party is

not limited to guests riding the

train. For those who chose not to

ride the train, but still want to

participate in the festivities, the

after party will begin at 9 p.m.

Guests must be 21 years old to

attend. Cost for the Trick-or-Train

event is $155 for the Gourmet

Express Car, $185 for the Vista

Dome Car and $30 for the After

Party only

The Napa Valley Wine Train is

one of the most unique and best

Napa restaurants. This top dining

establishment is housed in an

antique train that runs on 25 miles

of track in the heart of the Napa

Valley. The train itself has two

engines, three kitchens on board

and a collection of early 20th

century rail cars that are pure

Americana. It offers guests great

regional food and fabulous, hardto-find

wines. Enjoy winery tours,

wine tasting on board, and

celebrity winemaker dinners: a

great place to celebrate your

special moments, or just to enjoy

everyday life; 1-800-427-4124,

winetrain.com.

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First St.

Juarez St.

Post St.

Taylor St.

Clay St

Pearl St.

Marvin St.

Seond St.

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Silverado Trail

Berna Ave

First St.

Spring St

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Silver Pass Event Along Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail

The Silverado Trail Wineries Association will be presenting their

annual event along Napa Valley’s road less traveled. The 2011 Silver

Pass event begins with a kickoff event November 5 from 11 a.m. to 4

p.m. After the kickoff event, Silver Pass participants will be able to reuse

their passes for one current release tasting at all participating

wineries throughout the month of November.

This year’s line-up will include current release tastings at each of the

fifteen participating wineries, library releases, barrel sampling, food

pairing, special discounts and much more for all Silver Pass holders.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this event will be donated to

the Napa County Unified School District to benefit the Books for

Preschoolers program.

Silver Passes are available for purchase in advance with a credit

card at www.localwineevents.com or on the days of the event at

any participating winery. Pre-sale passes can be purchased for $45.

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Covenant

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St. Helena Wine Center

St. Helena Wine Center

Napa Valley Farms

Savour St Helena Napa Valley Farms

Savour St Salvestrin Helena

Salvestrin

Tayson Pierce

Tayson Pierce

Long Meadow Ranch

Long Meadow Ranch

PRAGER

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SUTTER HOME

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FULTON

Hall

Hall

Flora Springs

Flora Springs

INGLEWOOD

INGLEWOOD

MERRYVALE

MERRYVALE

Corison

Corison

Milat

Milat

Del Dotto

Del Dotto

WHITEHALL LANE

WHITEHALL LANE

WHITEHALL LANE

WHITEHALL LANE

Calafia Cellars

Calafia Cellars

CHARTER OAK

CHARTER OAK

LOUIS M MARTINI

LOUIS M MARTINI

Heitz

Heitz

Witt

Witt

Rutherford

Rutherford Grove

Tres Sabores & Grove

Pedemonte Tres Sabores Cellars

Pedemonte Cellars

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ZINFANDEL

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Open to the public

Open to the public

Open by appointment

Open by appointment

Passes purchased during the event are $50. Groups of eight or

more are encouraged to call ahead to the participating wineries that

they would like to visit. For a list of participating wineries and for

more information, visit the website at www.silveradotrail.com.

Questions can be directed to (707) 256-0122.

Silver Pass holders must be at least 21 years of age. Of course, the

Silverado Trail Wineries Association encourages participants to drink

responsibly and designate a driver.

About Silverado Trail Wineries Association

Established in 1989, the Silverado Trail Wineries Association is a

group of more than 40 wineries and businesses along the historic

Silverado Trail, which runs the tranquil and scenic eastside of the

world-famous wine region, Napa Valley.

Visitors are welcome year round as most wineries have tasting

rooms open to the public, while some are by appointment. View our

Members pages at www.silveradotrail.com for more information.

New at 1313 Main, Napa

Happy Hour, Winemaker Wednesday and Weekend Bubbles & Beats

1313 Main, Downtown Napa’s sophisticated wine bar and lounge,

has added Happy Hour – special prices at special times – plus Winemaker

Wednesday and Weekend Bubbles & Beats with live DJ music.

To accommodate all the enthusiasm, they’ve also expanded their space

with an illuminated outdoor patio that spills out from the back Patina

Bar – a great place to just be.

Happy Hour is offered Sunday through Thursday, from 3 to 6 p.m.,

featuring a two-for-one menu, including select wines by the glass,

bottled beers and tasty artisanal plates.

Winemaker Wednesday in the Patina Bar is from 4 to 7 p.m. with

winemakers on hand to pour their outstanding wines!

Bubbles & Beats is every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. to midnight,

featuring 13 selections of Champagne and sparkling wines from

around the world by the glass, flight or bottle; with local DJ Robbie

Rowe spinning his Triphop and Lounge style music magic.

1313 Main has it all...

Guests can sample a daily offering of 13 white and red wines by the

taste, glass, flight or bottle.In addition, 1313 Main offers 13 brews

daily.

Small plates are available featuring local and artisanal cheeses, charcuterie,

breads and olives are paired with the daily white and red wine

lists, plus daily house-made sweet offerings.

Monday and Tuesday, industry and hospitality members can enjoy

wines by the bottle onsite at retail shelf prices (ID requested). Watch

Facebook and Twitter for updates.

1313 Main - fine wine | retail | tasting bar is located at 1313 Main

Street, Napa. For more information, call (707) 258-1313, email

info@1313main.com or go to www.1313main.com.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Patz & Hall Winery

Crafting the Benchmark in Single

Vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs

By Abigail P. Zimmerman

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Patz & Hall was founded in 1988 by four

friends who shared the vision to create singlevineyard

Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs.

Today, Patz & Hall has blossomed into one of

the most acclaimed artisan wineries in North

America.

Though Patz & Hall was not the first California

winery to make vineyard-designate

Chardonnays and Pinots, they were one of the

first to focus on introducing these wines to a

broader audience.

Uniquely, winemaking at Patz & Hall

focuses on only two varietals (Pinot and

Chardonnay) and places the spotlight on their

growers. People like Charlie Chenoweth,

Larry Hyde and the Pisoni family.

“We have always been proud of our collaborative

relationships,” says Anne Moses, one

of the founding four. “Showcasing the

growers to our customers is very important

for us. At a time when there are so many vineyard-designate

wines on the shelves, people

want to know what they are buying is special

– that it represents more than just the name of

a vineyard. We have been talking about our

growers and our love affairs with their vineyards

for years. Those are the narratives that

weave through every vintage of our wines.”

Working consistently for years with a core

group of acclaimed vineyards has given an

elegant legacy to many of the releases in the

Patz & Hall portfolio.

NEW RELEASES

Patz & Hall just released their new fall

wines which include the 2009 Hyde Vineyard

Carneros Chardonnay, 2010 Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir and 2009 Chenoweth Ranch

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. For a limited

time, the Patz & Hall Salon will offer an

exclusive wine on this fall tasting line-up.

Come be surprised!

VISIT THE SALON

Patz & Hall offers seated, private tastings

by prior appointment, Wednesday through

Sunday. Three seating times are available each

day: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

For a more casual Salon experience, Patz

& Hall offers a seated tasting at the Salon Bar,

Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to

4 p.m., without prior reservation. Advanced

notice for groups of eight or more is appreciated;

phone the Salon at (707) 265-7700

ahead of your arrival.

Patz & Hall, open Wednesday through

Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is located at

851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Suite A in

Napa. For more information, call (707) 265-

7700, email info@patzhall.com or go to the

website at www.patzhall.com. Follow can

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St. Helena Winery

Ritchie Creek Barnett Vineyards

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Juslyn

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FULTON

Buehler

Arns Winery

Seavey

Spring Mtn.

Trespass

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Spottswoode Tamber Bey SwiftSt. Helena

Newton

MERRYVALE

ST. HELENA

Kent Rasmussen

Ruston Family

JOSEPH PHELPS

Napa Valley Farms

By appointment only

Marston Family

Savour St Helena

Murphy

Salvestrin

LOUIS

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The Terraces

Hall Rutherford

SUTTER HOME Hall Heitz

William Harrison

Flora Springs

& Mario Perelli-Minetti

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Tayson Pierce

Quintessa Rutherford Ranch

ARGER MARTUCCI Corison RAYMOND

Kuleto

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Fleury

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Franciscan

Frogs Leap

MUMM NAPA

Girard

Continuum Estate

Witt

Rutherford

David

Alpha Omega HONIG

Caymus

Chappellet

Tres Sabores & Grove

Arthur

Pedemonte Cellars

BEAULIEU

Piña Napa Valley

Round Pond ZD WINES

RUTHERFORD

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Elizabeth Spencer

Miner Family Vineyards

GRGICH HILLS ESTATE

Rubicon Estate Peju

Plumpjack Rudd

Groth

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Swanson

Gargiulo

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Cakebread

Vine Cliff Winery

Staglin Del Bondio

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Robert Mondavi

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POPE

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Yountville to St. helena 10 15 30

St. helena to calistoga 10 10 15

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Napa Wine Company

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Madonna Estate

Saintsbury

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Hope Hill and Grace

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Hopper Creek

Bell Wine Cellars

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Shafer

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Steltzner

Lindstrom

Robinson Family

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Regusci

Chimney Rock

MADISON

HARDMAN LANE

ATLAS

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MONTICELLO ROAD

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Raise Your Spirits – and Your Wine Glass at

Legendary Holiday Events in Napa Valley

Celebrate the Season with Michelin Star Dining, Sommelier Santas,

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, and Spectacularly Decorated Tractors,

Trains and Trees.

In the Napa Valley, holiday traditions follow two rules – they have

to be fun, and they have to include great wine! From late November

through December, the Napa Valley’s warm and welcoming communities

open their doors to offer one-of-a-kind hometown holiday experiences

that span the gamut from elegant to quirky and magical to

romantic. Pairing their exceptional wines with culinary delights and

small-town charm, guests are sure to enjoy a host of truly legendary

holiday adventures.

A variety of special holiday lodging packages and offers make it

easy to stay a little longer and enjoy the festivities. For more information

about Napa Valley events and offers during the 2011 holiday

season visit www.LegendaryNapaValley.com.

Save the Date for these Spirited Napa Valley Holiday Spectaculars –

• YOUNTVILLE’S 23RD ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

(November 25) & WINTERSCAPE (December) – Kick off the

holiday season at the 23rd Annual Festival of Lights in Yountville,

and watch as the charming Napa Valley town transforms into a

glowing winter wonderland. Throughout December, Yountville’s

Winterscape provides a range of holiday entertainment including

carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, food and wine events, a visit

with Santa and more. Visit www.yountville.com

• THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AT MEADOWOOD

(December 2-17) – Guests are invited to attend Meadowood’s signature

holiday wine and culinary extravaganza. Including Christopher

Kostow, Chef at The Restaurant at Meadowood – which earned the

Michelin Three-Star rating for 2011, the event will feature 12 of the

country’s most renowned chefs alongside the Napa Valley’s preeminent

vintners to present holiday feasts on a dozen festive December

evenings in the heart of America’s premiere wine growing region.

Pricing begins at $990 for weekday events and $1065 for Friday and

Saturday events. Price is per couple, per night and includes one

night’s lodging at Meadowood and dinner seating for two. Visit

www.meadowood.com.

• CALISTOGA LIGHTED TRACTOR PARADE (December 3,

7 p.m.) - The 16th Annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade is the

ultimate small-town holiday experience in a delightfully quirky

event. Vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks and construction

equipment bedecked with dazzling lights roll down Calistoga’s scenic

main street in a nighttime parade to celebrate the season and the

city’s agricultural heritage in a uniquely fun way. This popular Napa

Valley event, which will be extra special this year in honor of Calistoga’s

125th anniversary, is perfect for the whole family. Come into

Yountville Festival of Lights

town early for a good viewing spot or to dine before the parade.

Restaurant reservations pre- and post-parade are recommended. Visit

www.CalistogaVisitors.com.

• NAPA’S HISTORIC B&B HOLIDAY TOUR AND TASTE

EVENT (December 3) – Featuring food and wine pairings from the

City of Napa’s premiere chefs and winemakers, twelve historic bed &

breakfast inns will be decked out for the holidays, with festive lights

and entertainment – live music, choral ensembles, pastry demonstrations

and even mini massages. Shuttles will provide complementary

transportation between inns. Tickets include food, wine and access

to all B&B tours. Visit www.napaholidaytour.com.

• NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN’S SANTA EXPRESS

(December 12-14 & 17-24) & NEW YEAR’S EVE TRAIN

(December 31) - A fabulous and fun holiday outing for the whole

family, The Santa Express Train is a magical experience for the young

and the young at heart. Adding to the holiday cheer aboard the train

will be the featured guest, Santa, along with his friends and carolers.

And you can ring in the New Year with The Napa Valley Wine Train.

Celebrations begin with a reception at the Wine Train station,

followed by a gourmet journey through the vineyards and a New

Year’s Eve party back at the station. Visit www.winetrain.com.

• CALISTOGA’S WINTER IN THE WINERIES (December 2 -

February 3) – Explore Napa Valley’s newest AVA as you tour, taste

wine and meet winemakers at 15 award-winning wineries in and

around Calistoga, for one special value price and without the crowds

of harvest time. The Winter in the Wineries event passport ($50)

entitles you to a tasting “flight” (several different wines tasted sideby-side)

at participating wineries and provides special offers at many

of Calistoga’s finest restaurants and lodging properties. Return as

many times as you like within this two month window to use all

tasting options. Visit www.CalistogaVisitors.com.

More events, offers as well as lodging packages are available as the

season goes on, at www.LegendaryNapaValley.com.

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Welcome to

Y O U N T V I L L E

Artist Jim Stallings Paints the

Russian National Orchestra Fundraiser

Have you’ve ever been lost in the trance of a live

performance, transported to a spiritual place you’ve never

been before? This is precisely the state of metaphysics that

happens to Jim Stallings as he translates his personal

experience into brilliant color, energy and symbolism on

canvas. He is the only artist in this country to paint to a

live symphonic orchestra. Recently, during rehearsals of

The Russian National Orchestra, Yountville Arts arranged

to allow Stallings to, as he states, “ Live his dream of

painting with the most talented orchestra in the world.”

As a thank you to Yountville for the privilege, he gifted an

original 40" x 40" painting created during the rehearsals

that will be available for purchase, rotating between five

different locations in Yountville during the month of

October.

Stallings has explored the relationship of music and

pure color for his entire artistic career. Deciding early in

his life to pursue canvases of whimsy and purity, questions

about the relationship of music to fine art led

Stallings to paint live on stage with major symphony

orchestras, including Long Beach, San Diego, Honolulu

and Maui. Painting the sound of music was a defining

moment in Stallings career. He has continued to explore

the vibration harmony of music, color and the human

spirit with world-renowned orchestras and physicists,

which have led to several experiences aboard the spaceship

Columbus.

The painting, “Russian National Orchestra IV,” began

its public tour on October 3 when visitors of the Jessup

Cellars tasting room had an opportunity to see the original

art and bid on the painting. The painting will be at

Somerston October 15-21, at Hill Family Estates

October 22-28 and at Cornerstone October 29 through

November 4.

For further information, visit the website at

www.townofyountville.com/arts, rasart60@aol.com or

(707) 696-4420.

WASHINGTON

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Welcome to

C A L I S T O G A

Calistoga Wine Stop for Wine Tasting, Shopping, Shipping

By Charles Neave

The unique Calistoga Wine Stop sits in the Depot, California’s

oldest railroad building, dating back to the days when visitors would

take the train from San Francisco to spend time here.

This is a charming place to taste a broad range of wines in a great

setting, surrounded by bottles stacked almost everywhere you look. To

a wine lover, this is their form of Nirvana. Once you begin sampling

some of the wines, many of them with labels you may never have seen

before, you’ll soon concur.

“We specialize in smaller producers and from winemakers that do

not have a formal tasting room of their own,” said proprietor Tom

Pelter. “We showcase Napa and Sonoma’s smallest producers which

show tremendous promise.”

Without even a hint of hyperbole, there’s everything you can

imagine here, from what you might think of as the iconic “Napa Valley

classics” to wines you may suddenly call your own when you discover

them at the Wine Stop. Wines you’ll want to share with family and

friends and add to your own private cellar at home.

As Tom said recently, “My wife Tammy and I concentrate on wines

that are a little off the beaten path; those with small production lots

that aren’t widely distributed.” Tom and Tammy Pelter purchased

Calistoga Wine Stop in 1986. With their years of experience in the

business, they are able to recommend wines for any occasion, for

cellaring or for everyday enjoyment. They also produce their own

family wine, the Pelter Cabernet Sauvignon, which is available for

tasting and purchase only in their shop.

Calistoga Wine Stop is able to ship world-wide and can pack wine

for you to take with you to the airport. “Our combination of fair

pricing, personalized service and

wine knowledge has helped us

serve thousands of customers

over the years.” It’s all part of

their commitment to providing

unique wines – and a memorable

time - to those who appreciate

the best the world of wine has to

offer.

The Wine Stop is open seven

days a week from 10 a.m. until 6

p.m. It is located in the center of

town at 1458 Lincoln Ave. #2,

Calistoga. For more information

contact them at (707) 942-5556

or 1-800-648-4521, go to

www.calistogawinestop.net or

follow them on Facebook.

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Upcoming Events in Calistoga to Celebrate the Season

The Napa Valley town of Calistoga is the ideal place to experience

an extraordinary range of unique events this fall and winter. A worldclass

food and wine pairing celebration and a Napa Valley-wide international

film festival make their debuts this November, and join other

long-standing, seasonal music, food, wine and holiday events.

Special lodging offers are available during many of these events for

those who want to extend their stay during Cabernet Season, as the

months between November and March are known in Napa Valley. For

complete information, go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com or call the

Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center at (707) 942-6333.

• Calistoga Blues Fest (October 22) – A highlight of Napa Valley’s

fall season and a soulful way to celebrate Calistoga’s 125th Anniversary,

the Calistoga Blues Fest will take over the entire downtown region for

an afternoon of great live blues bands and wine tasting from 15 awardwinning

wineries. Music is from 12 to 6 p.m. and is free; wine tasting

is from 1 to 6 p.m. Tasting passes can be purchased online in advance

for a 15 percent savings (purchasers must be over 21). Visit www.CalistogaVisitors.com

to buy tickets.

• Napa Valley Film Festival (November 9-13) – The inaugural

Napa Valley Film Festival will showcase the best in new independent

filmmaking and world cinema in an extended weekend of screenings

and VIP events enriched by world-class food and wine. Calistoga is

one of four walkable villages hosting films, filmmakers, seminars and

hospitality events. For special Calistoga lodging packages during the

Film Festival, go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com.

• Flavor! Napa Valley (November 17-20) – The Napa Valley’s top

chefs and renowned vintners invite you to indulge in the inaugural

four-day celebration of farm-to-table dining, world-class wines and

fun epicurean and enological experiences in one of the world’s premier

wine and food destinations Among the culinary talents participating

are Calistoga’s Brandon Sharp, the Michelin-starred chef at Solbar, and

Matt Spector of JoLe, as well as many acclaimed wineries from the

Calistoga American Viticultural Area. For tickets, lodging packages

and information, visit www.flavornapavalley.com.

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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

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Pedroncelli

Rochioli

Vine Tastings

CHALK HILL

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Twomey

HOP

Route 128 Winery

Locals

Meeker

Mercury

Terroirs

Trione

KILN

Chateau Felice

WINE CENTER

Vérité/

Archipel

Chalk

Hill

Knights

Valley

RIVER RD.

MARK WEST SPRINGS RD.

OLIVET

Green

Valley

Alexander

Valley

LAGUNA RD.

BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY

GRATON RD.

Marimar Torres

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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

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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

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

Sonoma-Cutrer

Russian Hill Estate

Woodenhead

Joseph Swan Tara Bella Old World Winery

Pellegrini

Martinelli

Harvest Moon

Suncé

Robert Rue

Benovia Eric Kent

Hook & Ladder

Carol Shelton Inspiration

Inman

Battaglini Novy

Siduri

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

Garden Creek Ranch

Medlock

Ames

Limerick

Lane

Cazadero

John Tyler Wines

by Bacigalupi Vineyard

Pendeleton Estate

Starlite

Vineyards

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Dutton Estate

Pastori

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golden gate Bridge 49 50 90

Sacramento 104 110 150

Downtown napa 42 60 77

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Downtown Santa rosa to Sonoma Plaza 22 35 40

Downtown Santa rosa to healdsburg 16 20 30

healdsburg to geyserville 8 15 15

Downtown Santa rosa to guerneville 19 35 40

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128

TO

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SACRAMENTO

BENNETT VALLEY RD.

Robledo

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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

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Benziger Family

Audelssa Estate

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch

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Hawkes

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BROAD CROCKER

RIVER RD.

Wattle Creek

Lake

Sonoma

Gustafson Family

Vineyards

STEWART’S POINT

TO

MENDOCINO

COAST

FERRARI-CARANO

DUTCHER CROSSING

TO

BODEGA

BAY

TO

HWY. 1

FRITZ WINERY

RIVER RD.

MAIN ST.

BOHEMIAN HWY

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 WINERIES

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

Thumbprint

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

WALLING

Freestone Vineyards

Guest Center

ASTI RD.

CENTER ST

MILL ST

CHIANTI RD.

CANYON

NORTH ST.

EAST

MATHESON

Korbel

116

Marimar Torres

MONTGOMERY

RUSSIAN RIVER

Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8

GRATON RD.

OCCIDENTAL RD.

Freeman

GOLD

Littorai

Wines

RIDGE

DRY CREEK RD.

W. DRY CREEK RD.

HAYDON ST.

Hartford

Family

Winery

MASON

Gary Farrell

MARTINELLI

MIRABEL RD.

GEYSERVILLE RD.

WESTSIDE RD.

MOSHIN

MARTIN

RAY

VINE HILL RD.

MILL STA.

KINLEY

Suncé

LIMERICK

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

BURNSIDE

Emtu

Estate

WATER TROUGH

FREI RD.

RED WINERY

GEYSER’S

ALEXANDER VAL. RD.

Sonoma-Cutrer

Russian Hill

Estate

Woodenhead

Joseph Swan

Pellegrini

Sheldon

TO

HWY. 101

SLUSSER

W. OLIVET

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PINE FLAT

OLD REDWOOD HWY.

STARR RD

LOS AMIGOS

WINDSOR RIVER RD

STARR RD

Sonoma County

Airport

OLIVET

DeLOACH

ALEXANDER VALLEY,

DRY CREEK VALLEY

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

KENDALL-JACKSON

WINE CENTER

RIVER RD.

ARATA LN.

BROOKS RD.

LAKEWOOD

HEMBRE LN.

101

AIRPORT BLVD

SHILO RD.

PINER RD.

FRAUGHT

128

MARK WEST SPRINGS

101

GUERNEVILLE RD. STEELE LN.

CHALK HILL RD.

PLEASANT AVE.

OLD REDWOOD HWY.

Old World Winery

Robert Rue Novy

Eric Kent

Martinelli

Siduri

Tara Bella

Harvest Moon

Carol Shelton

Hook & Battaglini

Ladder

Inman Family

OCCIDENTAL RD.

FULTON RD

FULTON RD

FOUNTAIN GROVE PKWY.

TO

SANTA ROSA/

SAN FRANCISCO

Starlite

Vineyards

TO

SONOMA

VALLEY

G E Y S E R V I L L E

CANYON

CHIANTI

WEST DRY CREEK RD.

GEYSERVILLE AVE.

Silver Oak

Frick

J Rickards

Pedroncelli 128 Route 128 Winery

Palmeri Meeker

David Geyser

Local

Caffaro Peak

Terroirs

Mercury

LYTTON SPRINGS RD.

101

MAZZOCCO

Trione

Clos du Bois

INDEPENDENCE

Francis

Ford

Coppola

101

DRY CREEK RD

128

TRENTADUE

deLORIMIER

GEYSERVILLE RD.

HEALDSBURG AVE.

Garden

Creek Robert

Ranch Young

RED WINERY RD

Stryker

Sonoma

Hawkes

Simi

Jordan

Medlock

Ames

Stonestreet

ALEXANDER VAL RD

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Enjoy Tasting Along the Wine Road at the 13th

Annual ‘A Wine & Food Affair’ in Sonoma County

Join northern Sonoma County in a weekend of the most fantastic

wine and food pairings the region has to offer from over 100 wineries

The 13th annual “A Wine & Food Affair” in Sonoma County calls

for a weekend of Tasting Along the Wine Road. Throughout the

weekend of November 5 and 6, guests will have the opportunity to visit

some of the 110 wineries stretching across Sonoma County’s Dry

Creek, Russian River and Alexander valleys, sampling wine and food

pairings along the way. Attendees have the option to choose a course

covering one or both days of the event, enjoying Sonoma’s finest at

their own pace. Participating wineries will each prepare their favorite

recipe from the Tasting Along the Wine Road cookbook for guests to

sample throughout the event. Each guest will receive a commemorating

tasting glass and copy of the cookbook, containing all of the recipes

served by the wineries during the event, allowing them to recreate their

favorite dishes and wine pairings from the weekend at home.

More than 100 winery members will be participating from the

Wine Road Northern Sonoma County in Dry Creek, Russian River,

and Alexander valleys from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Cost for the event is $70 for November 5 and 6 (both days), $50

for Sunday, November 6 only and $30 for designated drivers for

November 5 and 6 (both days).

In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, the program and

ticket purchase will be available for purchase online at

www.wineroad.com or by calling 1-800-723-6336. A $5 service

charge will be added to all phone or mail orders. Ticket sales are nonrefundable.

The event takes place rain or shine!

The Wine Road is a travel resource for those looking to visit the

region, which is famous for its renowned wine producers and cuisine,

scenic beauty, and wine country lifestyle. Made up of 180 vintners and

50 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River

valleys in Sonoma County, something is always going on along the

Wine Road. To plan your next trip, visit www.wineroad.com. For

additional information, or to request a free map, contact Beth Costa at

1-800-723-6336, via e-mail at info@wineroad.com or visit the Wine

Road on Twitter and Facebook.

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John Ash & Co. Restaurant Extends Lunch Service

Due to overwhelming popularity, John Ash & Co. restaurant is

extending lunch service through December 23, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30

p.m., Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays!

An all-new harvest lunch menu features fresh, seasonal, wine

country cuisine made with ingredients from John Ash & Co’s very own

gardens as well as ingredients from local and regional artisan

purveyors.

Guests may choose from delicious starters and salads such as

Seared Hawaiian Ahi Salad with Soy Ginger Dressing, Pea Shoots and

Wasabi Peas; the restaurant’s popular Crispy Fried Calamari with Asian

Slaw, Peanuts and Thai Basil Dipping Sauce; Hog Island Oysters on the

Half Shell; Artisan Charcuterie Board; or PEI Mussels with Chorizo,

Pimentos, Tomatoes, Leeks, Garlic and Toasted Ciabatta.

Delicious entrees include Gratinee Asparagus with Prosciutto de

San Danielle, Parmesan and Arugula; Salmon Cake Sliders with

Arugula and Smoked Paprika Aioli; Pizza of the Week; Duck Confit

Salad with Walnuts and Apple-Walnut Vinaigrette; Grilled Marinated

Flat Iron Steak with Sautéed Spinach, Cheese and Herb Polenta and

Chimichurri Sauce; Grilled BN Ranch Grass Fed Beef Burger on

Costeaux’s Sourdough Bun; or House Cured Corned Beef Reuben

Sandwich with Gruyere Cheese and Sauerkraut on Rye Bread, to name

a few. Pair these dishes with an extensive list of wines by the glass or

one of the specialty drinks.

If you’re looking for a quick business lunch, John Ash & Co.’s

three-course executive lunches will get you back to the office in a flash.

Enjoy seasonal specials From the Earth, From the Sea or From the

Range that include soup, salad and entrée.

Guests may choose to sit and dine on the terrace overlooking the

vineyards, in the dining room or on the enclosed porch of the Front

Room Bar and Lounge.

John Ash & Co is located at Vintners Inn, 4330 Barnes Road, just

west of Highway 101 off the River Road exit. John Ash & Co. is open

for lunch Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to

2:30 p.m., and open for happy hour and dinner, Friday through

Sunday, 3 to 11 p.m., and Monday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m.

Please call (707) 527-7687 for more information, or visit the website

at www.vintnersinn.com.

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Tasting Room

of the Week: DeLoach Vineyards

By Sue Straight, the Wine Wench

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De Loach Vineyards is a very special place that you don’t want

to miss! Here’s why: The grounds are beautiful, the wines are delicious,

the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the chickens

and sheep are really cute. Got your attention there, huh?

No, they haven’t added a petting zoo at De Loach Vineyards,

but the winery was recently licensed as Biodynamic © , hence the

chickens and sheep (and also a big vegetable and flower garden).

Biodynamic farming is a method of organic farming that looks

upon the soil and farm as living organisms, so all things on the

farm are inter-connected. For example, the sheep are used for

weed control in the vineyards, the chickens provide fertilizer for

the vineyards and eggs for the kitchen and the vegetable and

flower garden provides produce and flowers for the events at the

winery.

There are several tours available: The Winery Tour is available

every day at 11 a.m. and includes wine tasting; The Garden Tour

& Tasting is available Saturdays and Sundays by appointment at

11 a.m. It includes an in-depth look at DeLoach wines and

history and food and wine pairing in their Biodynamic garden;

The Taste of Terroir at DeLoach includes a guided flight of

French and American wines in their beautiful guest house and

picnics and cheese pairings are available every day by appointment.

For those who wish to forgo the tours, a regular wine

tasting is $10 to sample a selection of five wines.

The tasting room is spacious and comfortable. My first impression

was of bottles, bottles everywhere! The whole wall behind

the tasting bar and one other wall are covered with horizontally

stacked bottles. There is a tasteful selection of wine-related

merchandise artfully displayed around the room.

I was very impressed by the wines I tasted. I’d like to write

about all of them, but only have room for a couple. Here we go…

2009 Chardonnay, Durrell Vineyard, $50: One sniff and

there’s no doubt – this is one classic Chardonnay! Aromas and

flavors of baked apple, tropical fruit, buttered toast and mineral

notes abound, all wrapped up in lush, balanced mouth.

2006 Pinot Noir, Le Roi, $45: This Pinot made me a little

weak in the knees – it is fantastic! Alluring aromas of black

cherry, spice box, pipe tobacco and vanilla continue as flavors in

the silky, sexy mouthfeel. Long, delicious finish.

Here’s something really innovative – the folks at DeLoach have

created a new program that they call “Barrel to Barrel.” Basically,

it’s a selection of their fabulous premium wines offered in a 3L

bag, which fits inside a miniature French oak barrel. It’s kind of

like boxed wine, but much, much better.

De Loach Vineyards is located at 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa

and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information,

call (707) 526-9111 x109 or go to www.deloachvineyards.com.

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Ram’s Gate Winery Opens in Sonoma’s Carneros

Representing an incredibly exciting debut in California’s wine

country, Ram’s Gate Winery opened its doors last month at the entrance

to historic Sonoma and Napa Valley on Highway 121 (across from the

Infineon Raceway). Bringing together some of the Bay Area’s most

respected and recognized names in wine, design, food and hospitality,

this exceptional new winery is set to become one of the region’s most

exciting destinations. Just a 35-minute drive from San Francisco, Ram’s

Gate Winery brings wine country to your doorstep. Guests will have

the opportunity to savor Ram’s Gate’s outstanding terroir-driven wine

in a uniquely inspired environment – refined yet rustic architecture,

contemporary décor in a country setting, farm-to-table food from top

area artisans and chefs, warm and gracious hospitality, and an unprecedented

guest experience. Drawing on the best of both rural and urban

life, Ram’s Gate’s distinct style offers a truly unique, destination winery

experience and showcases rare artistry in its wine offerings.

Passionate about crafting and enjoying remarkable wines, the exceptional

and experienced team at Ram’s Gate brings together the best in

each of their respective fields:

• Co-Founder Jeff O’Neill, Owner of O’Neill Vintners & Distillers,

and one of the industry’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Winemaker Jeff Gaffner, a 25-year veteran of the industry and one

of the region’s preeminent vintners. His experience includes Saxon

Brown, Xtant, Stephanie and Black Kite Cellars. Notably, Jeff was part

of the winemaking team responsible for Chateau St. Jean’s 1996 Cinq

Cepages, which was named the 1999 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator

Magazine.

• World-Renowned Architect Howard Backen, whose portfolio

includes landmark wineries Harlan Estate, Bond and Screaming Eagle;

and hotels/resorts Meadowood, CordeValle, Esperanza, and Sundance.

• Acclaimed Interior Designer Orlando Diaz-Acuzy, recently named

a Top Ten Designer by Robb Report and whose striking work includes

the “Intermezzo” Lounge for the San Francisco Opera, the Spa and Pool

of Hong Kong’s celebrated Peninsula Hotel, The Peninsula Phuket

Hotel, and the restaurant Masa’s in San Francisco.

• General Manager David Oliver, a 25-year veteran of the hospitality

industry, has held leadership roles at several of the most well-known

luxury brands including: General Manager for The Lodge at Pebble

Beach, Casa Palmero and The Inn at Pebble Beach.

• Vineyard Manager Ned Hill, co-founder of La Prenda Vineyard

Management, grew up on the Durrell Ranch and has worked in the

wine industry his entire life. Ned and his wife now farm over 500 acres

in Sonoma and work with the area’s most prized winemakers.

Ram’s Gate is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for wine tastings, tours,

special chef demonstrations, and wine and food pairings. Drop in for

an impromptu tasting, enjoy a picnic overlooking the lake, reserve the

private wine parlor for a wine and food pairing or celebrate an occasion

over a wine dinner with friends. Ram’s Gate Winery & Estate Vineyards

is at 28700 Arnold Dr. Sonoma; www.ramsgatewinery.com.

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Songwriters in Sonoma Pairs it up for its October Show

Two sets of duos will take the stage at the October performance of

Songwriters in Sonoma. Maria Mandrussow and Katherine Paige will

be joined by Robert and Amy Ethington for the 10th performance,

and what may turn out to be the most unique show to date. Set for

Thursday, October 20th at 7 p.m. at the Meadowcroft Wines tasting

room at 23574 Arnold Drive/Hwy 121 (at Cornerstone Sonoma)

admission is $15 per person and includes one glass of wine. This is

a 21 and over show.

Maria Mandrussow and Katherine Paige formed their duo in 2009,

when a girl from the city and a girl from the country came together

and created a shocking harmonic sound. Their lyrically driven songs

combine unique and contrasting vocal harmonies with acoustic

guitars giving rise to a soulful organic sound that reaches a broad mix

of audiences. They draw inspiration from a wide range of genres –

from Indie folk and country, to rock, classical and ambient. These

women bring their open minds and passionate hearts with them to

every performance and will charm you both on and off the stage.

Robert Ethington is a singer-songwriter whose music is creating a

local buzz for its clever honesty and spirited song crafting. His first

album, Growing & Dying, was released in June of this year and has

been described as “real music for the populous that tickles the mind

while calming the soul.” Robert was raised on the deep roots of

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gospel hymns and weekend revivals. His earliest musical memories

consist of going on the road with his father’s band to sing in churches

and local talent shows. Robert’s wife Amy joins him with soulful

harmonies at all of his shows.

“Our Songwriters series continues to evolve each month, with the

October show being no exception,” says Tom Meadowcroft, winemaker

and owner of Meadowcroft Wines. “I truly appreciate the

support of Gerard Serafini for booking and hosting the show; Rand

Rognlien, founder of MusicNomad.com for his sponsorship; and of

course our tasting room staff who work tirelessly to transform the

room into a musical café each month.”

Cheese plates with Charcuterie will be available during the show

along with glasses and bottles of wine. And now that autumn has

arrived, Meadowcroft’s Chef Darby may bring the Hot Pot back to the

tasting room for the October show.

Songwriters in Sonoma is produced by Meadowcroft Wines

(www.meadowcroftwines.com) and sponsored by MusicNomad.com

(www.musicnomad.com) a website created by musicians to assist all

musicians at every level of the recording and performance arena. The

monthly show is booked, hosted and sponsored by Gerard Serafini,

owner of Sonoma Valley Music store (www.sonomavalleymusic.com).

Meadowcroft Wines includes the Meadowcroft and Thomas Henry

labels. New releases being poured at the tasting room include the

four Sonoma County Harvest Fair award winning wines: the 2009

Meadowcroft Sonoma County Zinfandel, the 2010 Thomas Henry

Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, the 2010 Thomas Henry Napa

County Pinot Noir and the 2008 Meadowcroft Sonoma County

Cabernet Sauvignon. The tasting room is located within the Cornerstone

Sonoma (www.cornerstonesonoma.com) complex that features

24 world class gardens, a gourmet café, art galleries and cutting edge

design shops all set among acres of vineyards.

Meadowcroft Wines is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The

venue is available for private parties, private tastings, wine dinners

and other events. With plenty of free parking at Cornerstone Sonoma,

the area is a perfect setting for any type of event, both indoors or

outdoors. For information or to make reservations, call (707) 934-

4090.

MusicNomad.com (www.musicnomad.com) is where musicians

go to find a home. Music Nomad is a musician’s advocate organization

that strives to help make sense of the vast and fragmented music

industry by researching, interviewing, reviewing and ranking thousands

of companies within the music industry and filtering the ones

that can truly be of help to musicians. MusicNomad.com is a free

service and focuses on fighting for the independent musician.

Sonoma Valley Music (www.sonomavalleymusic.com) is Sonoma’s

retail music store providing instruments, service, rentals and repairs.

They also have support equipment such as sound systems and PA

gear for shows and events. Their personal service is what sets Sonoma

Valley Music apart from all the rest.

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Charles Creek Vineyard Presents Photography Exhibit

A reprise exhibition of brilliant,

panoramic works by local Photographer Ric

Miller is now showing at the Charles Creek

Vineyard Tasting Room and Gallery in downtown

Sonoma. The show which, will run

through November 30, 2011 is on view daily

from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the public is

invited to sip award-winning Charles Creek

vintages while enjoying the colorful

photographs.

Ric Miller, a Sausalito floating home

denizen since 1994, expresses a passion in

his panoramic landscape photographs. These

images allow you to “step inside” the

captured, vibrant scenes and relive the

moment in time.

The collection consists of scenes of California

landscapes including the eclectic

Sausalito floating home community, California

wine country, the wild Pacific coastline,

California wildflowers, the Sierras and

the deserts of the southwest. These high resolution

panoramic images are a series of 12-16

individual photographs meticulously seamed

via computer and printed on fine art paper or

canvas. The printing process is referred to as

“giclée”. The artwork surpasses ordinary

photographs in clarity, beauty and longevity.

Ric Miller’s roots lie in photography,

having learned the art of black and white

from his father, Bob. His talent in composition

and print making is from his training as

an architect and practice as a designer; his

goals are to have his artwork become ubiquitous

among fine art collectors and for his

images to raise consciousness of the precious

natural beauty that surrounds us.

Specializing in high quality Chardonnay,

Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of

Dry Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Grenache, Syrah

and Tempranillo from great vineyard sources

- primarily in the Sonoma and Napa Counties

- Charles Creek Vineyard produces wines

that are food friendly, fruit driven and easily

paired with meals. 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 St.

West, on the historic Plaza in downtown

Sonoma. For more information, call (707)

935-3848 or email alan@charlescreek.com.

Sugarloaf Ridge, Ric Miller

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Buena Vista Winery Brings History to Life

Winery to Debut Play and Tours with George Webber as Count Haraszthy

In its pursuit to honor the storied history of the property, Buena

Vista Winery is pleased to announce the inaugural fall season of “The

Count of Buena Vista.” Sonoma history actor, George Webber, along

with the Buena Vista Players troupe, will perform three more free

shows presented on three Saturdays in a row in October.

In addition to the play, Buena Vista Winery will also offer “Taste

with the Count,” a wine tasting experience with the winery’s famous

founder, the Count of Buena Vista. This is an opportunity for visitors

to stroll the gardens and historical property as the Count tells stories

from his extraordinary life pioneering viticulture and premium winemaking

in Sonoma. The experience includes a full tasting of Buena

Vista wines.

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“Buena Vista Winery vibrates with history… its famous old stones

reverberate with the winery’s pioneering spirit in Sonoma,” says

proprietor, Jean-Charles Boisset. “We wish Buena Vista to inspire and

educate all of us about the wonderful history of California and Buena

Vista’s prominent role in the earliest foundations of winegrowing. It

will be an honor to have the Count back on his land teaching guests

about the historic significance of this legacy!”

“Taste with the Count” is now offered on Friday, Saturday and

Sunday at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and includes a 45-minute tour and

wine tasting for a special introductory price of $20 (regularly $30). At 2

p.m., a 90-minute “Taste with the Count” is offered with Reserve Buena

Vista wines and is conducted in “the Count’s Lair” by the Count for $45

(regularly $50). Reservations are required for the reserve tasting and

recommended for all tours.

“The Count of Buena Vista” play is a free 20 minute long performance

which begins at 2 p.m. and is performed in front of the stone

winery building at Buena Vista. The Buena Vista Players troupe are

local Sonoma actors including; George Webber, Butch Engle, and

Richard Holsworth. Among the characters brought to life are Father

Jose Altimira, General Vallejo, and Count Haraszthy. Performances

will be held on October 8th, 15th and 22nd.

“We are very grateful for this opportunity to present such exciting

men to the public,” says the Artistic Director of the Buena Vista

Players, George Webber. Mr. Webber performs as the Count, and is

also the writer of the original play. “Bringing the Count back to life in

front of his stone winery is going to be a great experience.”

The Buena Vista Winery, founded by the famous Count Haraszthy

from Hungary in 1857, was recently purchased by Boisset Family

Estates. Jean-Charles Boisset is determined to restore the grand history

back to this registered historical landsite and evoke the 19th century

emotion to this magnificent and high quality Terroir.

For information on “The Count of Buena Vista” play or to book

reservations for the “Taste with the Count” experience, email: tastingroom@buenavistawinery.com

or call 1-800-926-1266.

About Buena Vista

Founded in 1857 in Sonoma, Buena Vista is California’s first

premium winery. The winery focuses on cool-climate Pinot Noir,

Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah from the Ramal Vineyard, in the heart

of the Carneros appellation. The historic stone cellars, completed in

1862, today house the tasting room and visitors center at 18000 Old

Winery Road, Sonoma, CA. Buena Vista Winery joined the Boisset

Family Estates collection of wineries in April 2011. Boisset Family

Estates, a leading family-owned winery founded in Burgundy, France

in 1961, comprises a collection of more than twenty historical and

unique wineries with leading positions in the world’s pre-eminent

terroirs For more information, visit: www.buenavistawinery.com and

www.boissetfamilyestates.com.

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Sugarloaf

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Sable Ridge

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Ty Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu

VJB CELLARS

MAYO RESERVE ROOM

Family Wineries

CHATEAU ST

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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

HKG

ESTATE

WINES

Deerfield Ranch

DUNBA

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Bucklin Old

Hill Ranch Little Vineyards

Valley of the Moon

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Petroni

Vineyards

Akoma Zoume

Mountain Terraces Vineyard

ARNOLD DRIVE

AGUA CALIENTE ROAD

Not to Scale

BOYES BLVD

Hanzell

TO

PETALUMA

TO

PETALUMA

101

Clarbec Winery

116

ORANGE

GROVE

Parmelee Hill

BONNESS

TO

SAN FRANCISCO

PETALUMA

Robledo

Family

VERANO AVE

CHARLES CREEK

BONNEAU

SONOMA ENOTECA

LEVERONI ROAD

ANABA

FREMONT

5th ST WEST

37

Larson

Family

4th E

5th ST EAST

CELLAR DOOR

12

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RD

EAST NAPA ST

SCHUG

Bonneau

CORNERSTONE SONOMA

CARNEROS ESTATE MEADOWCROFT WINES

GLORIA FERRER Foyt Family Wines

Keating Wines

121

CLINE JACUZZI

VIANSA

BROADW AY

Ravenswood

12

Hawkes Roessler

Roche SEBASTIANI

W. SPAIN ST.

Adobe Road Winery THE Eric K James

PLAZA

Hwy 12 Winery

Westwood/Haywood Sojourn Cellars

Spann

Ram’s Gate

Cave

R2

LOVELL VALLEY RD

7th ST

DENMARK ST

NAPA ROAD

Macrostie

12

121

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8th ST EAST

Bartholomew Park

LN.

OLD WINERYRD

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BURNDALE

Kamen

Tin Barn

CARNEROS RD

Homewood

Winery

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Vista

Favero

Gofessel

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VALLEJO

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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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At the peak of mushroom harvest season, food and wine lovers,

residents and visitors alike come out to celebrate the fungi fruit of the

local land. Parallel to the county’s innovative and unique wineries and

winemakers, Mendocino County is home to some of the most coveted

and delectable species of mushrooms – 300 types of which are edible

and will make for savory local ingredients this festival season.

The 2011 Wine and Mushroom Festival takes place from Friday,

November 4th, to Sunday, November 13th, and celebrates the bounty

of this Northern California region while hosting world-class chefs,

cooking classes, seasonal dinners, wild mushroom foraging excursions,

educational beer and wine-pairing demonstrations, art exhibitions

and more!

The premier event of the festival is the Frank R. Howard Hospital

Foundation’s Wine & Mushroom Train on the historic Skunk Train,

Saturday, November 5th. Trains will be leaving from both the Fort

Bragg (coastal) and Willits (inland) depots and will take passengers on

a glorious train ride through ancient redwoods to scenic Camp

Mendocino, nestled against the Noyo River. Guests then enjoy tastings

from various award-winning wineries, culinary treats from local

Mendocino chefs and a mushroom cook-off, which will be judged by

both attendees and a panel of expert judges. The event will also offer

a dynamic mushroom presentation from world renowned expert Eric

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Mendocino County Readies for Fall Festival

Celebrating Fabulous Funghi and Local Wines

Schramm, a mushroom hike led by horticulturist Larry Desmond and

botanist Marisela De Santa Anna and a presentation about Mendocino

County wines. A silent auction featuring items and getaways from

Mendocino County’s finest will be available for bid. Enjoy live music

on the train and at Camp Mendocino. Dessert port and chocolate truffles

will be offered on the train ride home. All in all, a day to

remember – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $125 per person. (Proceeds help fund

The Frank R. Howard Foundation, a non-profit that helps fund highquality

hospital services for Willits and Northern Mendocino County.)

Dozens of events will take place during the Wine & Mushroom

Festival. For information about events, visit www.visitmendocino.com

and search for “mushroom.” For more information on Mendocino

County, call 1-866-782-9636 or visit www.visitmendocino.com.

Sixteen Wineries Pour at

Hopland’s Passport Weekend

Grilled organic grass-fed beef, garden-fresh bruschetta

and limited production estate wines available

The rustic town of Hopland welcomes visitors to the twentieth Fall

Passport Weekend, October 22nd and 23rd, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each

day. Sixteen local wineries will pour their finest bottlings paired with

delectable seasonal foods. Tickets to the event are $45 in advance, $55

the day of the event and entitle Passport holders to abundant harvest

foods, discounted wine sales, door prizes, art exhibits and organic

garden tours. Designated drivers are encouraged and admitted at no

charge. Tickets may be purchased at www.hoplandpassport.com.

Shuttle service is offered, door-to-door from local hotels on

Saturday only, for a $20 fee. The shuttles will circulate to the participating

wineries throughout the day, at 30-minute intervals.

Participating wineries include: Brutocao Cellars, Campovida, Cesar

Toxqui Cellars, Graziano Family of Wines, Jaxon Keys Winery, Jeriko

Estate, McDowell Valley Vineyards, McFadden Vineyards, McNab

Ridge Winery, Milano Winery, Nelson Family Vineyards, Parducci

Wine Cellars, Rack & Riddle, Saracina, Terra Savia, Weibel Family

Vineyards.

For more information – menus, entertainment and wine discounts

– visit www.hoplandpassport.com or contact Destination Hopland

Association at 1-800-433-3689.

Taste Zins and other specialty wines in our

historic farmhouse overlooking the vineyards

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MONTEREY BAY AREA

La Nebbia TO S.F.

Domenico

La Honda

Woodside

Kings

84 Mountain

Chaine dʼOr

TO

HALF MOON

BAY

1

Michael

Martella

SKYLINE

Thomas

Fogarty

BLVD.

35

BONNY DOON

PAGE MILL RD.

Mountain Winery

280

Ridge

Naumann

Picchetti

Cooper-Garrod

9

TO

S.F.

San Francisco

Bay

101

880

680

Hallcrest

Organic Wine Works

Heart oʼ the Mountain

Roudon-Smith

Beauregard

Bruzzone

Clos Tita

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

Vino Tabi

Savannah-

Chanelle

JOSE

85

SOQUEL SAN

SOQUEL DR.

84

Monterey

Bay

Creekview J. Lohr

/Sherman

Pinder

Travieso Winery

Ahlgren David Black Fleming Jenkins

Bruce Ridge

Muccigrosso

Testarossa

Big Basin

P&M Staiger Byington

MT. HERMON

Cinnabar

Big Basin

9

Zayante

Regale

Villa del

Monte

17

BURRELL SCHOOL

MJA

LOMA PRIETA

Silver Mountain

VINE HILL

Nicholson

Pleasant Valley

Alfaro Family

Vineyards

1

MAIN

Windy

Oaks

Team Zin

McKEAN

TO

LIVERMORE

VALLEY

RD.

SAN

Elkhorn Slough

JUAN

RD.

MONTEREY

Sycamore Creek

Jason-Stephens

Martin Ranch

Hecker Pass

E LAKE AVE

156

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Cellars

152

UVAS RD.

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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

Traveling from Monterey

trAVel tiMe

to MileS (Average) (Peak)

Sonoma county 170 3 hrs 3-1/2 hrs

Santa cruz 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrs

San francisco 113 2 hrs 2-1/2 hrs

Paso robles 116 2 hrs 2-1/4 hrs

Santa Barbara 238 4 hrs 4-1/2 hrs

FAIRVIEW RD

Traveling from Santa Cruz

trAVel tiMe

to MileS (Average) (Peak)

TO

SACRAMENTO

Monterey 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrs

San francisco 73 1-1/4 5 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

Tudor Wines/

Cima Collina

Caraciolli

Wrath Wines

Galante Vineyards

MORGAN WINERY

A Taste of Monterey

Bargetto

Scheid

Pierce Ranch

Baywood Cellars

Figge Cellars

Wine from the Heart

Ventana

McIntyre

Chateau Sinnet

1

Boëtè

(Valley Hills)

Los Laureles Grade

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AND

SANTA BARBARA

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Hearst Castle

CAC H AGUA RD.

Bernardus

TASSARAJA RD

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National

Steinbeck

Center

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of Monterey

Hammond Vineyards

Marilyn Remark Wines

RIVER RD.

Chateau Heller Estate

Julien G16

Robert Talbott Vineyard

Pessagno

Jouillian Vineyards Georis

Boekenoogen Joyce Vineyards/Chateau Christina

Otter Cove & Carmel Hills

Chock Rock

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

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With over fifty Santa Cruz Mountains wineries in the Passport

Program – from Half Moon Bay to Gilroy – your experience is bound

to be unique and memorable. From mountain top vistas to passing

llamas along the winding drive through the Santa Cruz Mountains

each Winery has a flavor that will leave you wanting more. "The trail

is half the experience! There are many attributes to the wide variety of

this Premier Mountain appellation", say's Shannon Flynn Operations

Manager of the SCMWA. "The intimate feel you get from these

Wineries is unlike other regions. You typically see or meet the winemakers

and you know the wine is hand crafted to perfection."

From Ahlgren to Zayante the Wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains

will once more open their doors to Passport participants on

Saturday, November 19th, 2011 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The

Passport Program offers a unique opportunity for visitors to visit

wineries not typically open to the public at other times. Passport

holders will be invited to tour the facilities, meet the winemakers and

sample the fruits of their labors – including special wines poured only

for participants in the Passport Program! Passports are valid until all

wineries have been visited. Passports are only $40 per person and

entitles you to one visit at every participating winery!

The Passport Program will be repeated on the 3rd Saturday of

January, April, July & November each year. This allows guests to visit

the vineyards during each season of the growing cycle. This Fall, on

November 19th, begin a new adventure and experience the greatness

of the wines produced in this appellation. Spend a wonderful day at

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Explore Wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains!

the wineries in the company of winemakers, and bring home some

great wine to treasure and share with friends for any occasion!

Santa Cruz Mountains wines & Passports make wonderful gifts.

Many of these award-winning wines can be hard to find in stores (and

of course will not be available there for sampling). Special prices are

also often available during passport. Don't forget, support your local

Winemaker!

For more information, or to order your passport, call (831) 685-

VINE (8463), visit our web site at www.scmwa.com or via email at

info@scmwa.com. You can also purchase a Passport at any participating

winery on Saturday, November 19th or stop by the Santa Cruz

Mountains Winegrowers Association office, 7605-A Old Dominion

Court, Aptos, CA 95003.

Restaurant Promotes Local Wineries

In an effort to promote wines produced in the Santa Cruz Mountains,

Capitola’s landmark Shadowbrook Restaurant is offering Winemaker

Wednesdays, featuring half-price wines from the appellation

through May.

Each week Shadowbrook will be featuring two to four wines from

a Santa Cruz Mountains winery, offered by the bottle or glass, on

Wednesdays beginning at 5 p.m. A representative of that week’s

winery will offer tastings and information from a table set up in the

restaurant’s Rockroom Lounge.

That night all wines from the week’s winery, whether ordered by

the glass or bottle, will be 50 percent off the regular price. Featured

wines will also be available in flights (about 2.5 oz, also half-price),

accompanied by complimentary appetizer.

The promotion is being done in concert with the Santa Cruz

Mountains Winegrowers Association. To ensure that customers get

the best possible information, wineries are required to have their

table staffed by the owner, winemaker or an equally informed individual.

They are also asked to provide informational materials so the

Shadowbrook wait staff can be knowledgeable about the wines.

For additional information on the schedule, call (831) 685-VINE

(8463) or visit the web site at www.scmwa.com.

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Exclusive Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Tasting

Premier Cruz is the first exclusively Cabernet tasting of the Santa

Cruz Mountains Wines. On November 13, from 3 to 7 p.m., guests

will have an opportunity to sample some of the finest examples from

this cool climate appellation. Several rare older vintages will be

offered.

Set in the historic Opera House in downtown Los Gatos, this is a

perfect opportunity to meet the winemakers and taste world class

wines accompanied by light appetizers.

This years tasting will include library wines from many of our

distinguished wineries. Two of the proposed wines to be featured will

be a 1978 from Ridge Vineyards and a 1984 from Mount Eden Vineyards.

Cabernet Sauvignon from the Santa Cruz Mountains

This famous grape variety first gained importance in Bordeaux in

the early 19th century and reached California some sixty years later.

The earliest plantings of Cabernet in the Santa Cruz Mountains

appear in the late 1870's when William Pfeffer developed his vineyard

in the foothills above Cupertino. Pierre Klein purchased 160

acres on Monte Bello Ridge naming his winery Mira Valle. This property,

called Jimsomare today, is part of the Ridge Monte Bello Vineyard.

In 1883, Dr. John Stewart planted Cabernet at Etha Hill in Scotts

Valley, and in 1884 E.H. Rixford planted his La Questa vineyard in

Woodside. La Questa is the oldest continually producing cabernet

vineyard in California; its two surviving half-acre parcels are included

in Woodside Vineyard’s Cabernet.

By 1889, there were more than 100 planted acres of Bordeaux varieties

in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Today, there are approximately 250

acres. The poor soils and cooler climate of these mountains are well

suited to Cabernet Sauvignon. The style that results is more Euopean

in structure.

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Taste of Monterey

De Tierra

Marilyn Remark

101

Salinas

RIVER ROAD

Pessagno

Boekeoogen

Wrath

RIVER ROAD

GONZALES RIVER RD

Gonzales

ALTA ST

Manzoni

Blackstone

Ray Franscioni

FORT ROMIE

FOOTHILL

(PAVED ROAD)

HAHN SLH

ESTATES

MISSION

Paraiso

Vineyards

COLONY

FORT ROMIE ROAD

PARAISO

SPRINGS RD

G17

Ventana

LOS COCHES

ARROYO SECO RD

FRONT ST

Soledad

EAST ST

METZ ROAD

146

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Sycamore

Cellars

ARROYO SECO

WALNUT

101

Greenfield

Scheid

Vineyards

HOBSON AVE

TO

SAN LUIS

OBISPO

King City

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GREENVILLE ROAD

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FRANCISCO

SAN

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SACRAMENTO

Dublin

TRI-VALLEY

CONVENTION & VISITORS

BUREAU

Pleasanton

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Brew Crawl Brings Grown Up Trick-or-Treating to Pleasanton

Downtown merchants, restaurants and

local breweries will come together on

Saturday, October 29 for the Brew Crawl, the

first event of its kind in Pleasanton, hosted by

the Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA)

and sponsored by Handles Gastropub and the

Pleasanton Main Street Brewery.

Patrons can shop along Main Street,

sample local craft beers and food pairings

while enjoying a beautiful fall evening. To add

to the festival holiday spirit of this event,

guests are encouraged to wear costumes. It’s

trick-or-treating for adults!

The Pleasanton Downtown Association

encourages everyone to enjoy downtown

responsibly. To support this effort, the PDA

will sell designated driver tickets for $10 on

the night of the Brew Crawl and the event

programs will include taxi contact information.

Tickets are on sale for $25 at Handles on

Main, 855 Main Street, Pleasanton; Main

Street Brewery, 830 Main Street; and Redcoats

Pub, 336 St. Mary Street. Tickets will be available

for $30 at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the

event. Tickets must be redeemed by 6 p.m.

Ticket price includes a commemorative beer

glass and tasting map. Only 500 will be sold.

580

Palomares Vineyards

Little

Valley

Event is rain or shine, no refunds.

Pleasanton Downtown Association is not

responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen

VALLEY AVE

84

Longevity

Wines

PORTOLA AVE.

L St.

Livermore

(Blacksmith Square)

John Christopher Cellars

HOLMES ST.

FIRST STREET

EAST AVE.

PACIFIC

S. LIVERMORE

Rodrigue

Molyneaux

tickets. For more information, call (925) 484-

2199 or visit the website at www.pleasantondowntown.net.

Steven Kent Releases New ‘Single Vineyard’ Cabernets

The latest releases in Steven Kent Winery's acclaimed "Single Vineyard Series" will

debut at a special tasting on Saturday, September 17, at the estate's Barrel Room. That

afternoon from noon to 4:30 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to sample 2008

Cabernet Sauvignons from the Smith Ranch Vineyard, the Ghielmetti Vineyard, and the

Home Ranch Vineyard. The cost for the tasting is $10 per person; admission is complimentary

for Steven Kent and La Rochelle club members.

The wines of SKW's "Single Vineyard Series" are among the most sought-after, collectable

Cabernets in California. Only forty-five cases were produced of the 2008 "Smith

Ranch Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2008 "Ghielmetti Vineyard" release has only

ninety-five cases available and the 2008 edition of the "Home Ranch Vineyard" a mere

seventy-three cases.

The previous vintage sold-out quickly, with all three wines receiving 91 to 93 point

scores in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The three new "SVS" wines retail for $60.

The Steven Kent Winery is located in the historic, world-class Livermore Valley appellation.

Owner / winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou, sixth-generation of America's oldest

winemaking family, specializes in crafting small lot wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon

and the Bordeaux varietals - conscientiously farmed on the Ghielmetti Vineyard and the

winery's own estate blocks. SKW also produces Lineage, a very limited, signature

"Bordeaux - style" blend. The winery's visitor center is open daily; its on-line home is

www.stevenkent.com

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W I N E R I E S

Laines

Lavish

Brewer)

(Good

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Retzlaff

&

Page Mill

Concannon Ridge Stony

TO

FOOTHILLS

SIERRA

Crooked Vine Hidden

TESLA ROAD Creek

Winemaker,

Singing

& Ryhan

Cellars at

Marr

Ridge Cuda

Ryhan &

Kent Steven

LaRochelle

Occasio

Nottingham

Tamas

Estate

Cedar Mountain

Rios-

Lovell

GarrŽ

Wente Vineyards

LUPIN ROAD

Purple

Orchid

Inn

Bodegas

Aguirre

el Sol

CROSS ROAD

Eagle Ridge

VICTORIA

Les

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PALOMARES ROAD

Sunol

BERNAL AVE.

KILKARE RD.

680

Elliston

Vineyards

Ruby Hill

ISABEL AVE

AVE.

Fenestra

Winery

Livermore Valley Cellars

Coyne

Thomas

Winery

Tenuta

Vineyards

Las Positas

WETMORE RD

Eckert

Estate

Winery

Vineyards

Wente

Restaurant

Tesla Vintners

MuriettaÕs

Well

MINES

Family Vineyards*

Wood

MTN. RD

CEDAR

Creek Winery

Bent

Crane Winery

White

McGrail Vineyards

Red FeatherWinery

Winery

House White Big

Center

Visitors

Golf Course Charles R.

and

Mitchell Katz

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NAPA VALLEY

1313 Main – 1313 Main Street, napa; 707 258-1313 fri-Sat 11-12, Sun-thu 11-10

A Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5

ACACIA VNYD – 2750 las Amigas road, napa; 707 226-9991 x2 open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4

Acme Fine Wines– 1080 fulton ln, St. helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5

Adastra – 2545 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 255-4818

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 – 1307B lincoln Avenue, calistoga; 707 942-4912

fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-thu 11-5, tue by appt.

B CELLARS – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 709-8787 open daily 10-5

Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, thu-fri 10-8, Sun 12-7

BALDACCI FAMILY – 6236 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-9261 open daily 10-4

Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919

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

COME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!

Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00

Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-9463

2 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this ad

Save up to $25

2000 Main Street, St. helena | www.Beringer.com

Bialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 227-2293

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

Ca' Momi Winery & Enoteca – 610 first St, napa; 707 257-4992 open daily 7:30-9

Cade Winery – 360 howell Mountain rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746

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 open daily 9:30-6

Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended

Caymus Vineyards – 8700 conn creek rd, rutherford; 707 967-3010

open daily by appointment

Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, thu-Sat till 11-8

Celani Family Vineyards – 2230 Big ranch rd, napa; 877 ArDore1

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 open daily 10-4:30

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

CORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 945-0388 open daily 10-7

Cosentino – 7415 St. helena hwy, Yountville; 707-921-2896 open daily 10-6

Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. helena; 707 963-3887

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

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS

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

Del Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella oaks lane, napa; 707 963-2805

Del Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 963-2134

Del Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. helena highway, St. helena; 707 963-2134

Delectus Winery – 908 c enterprise Way, napa; 707 255-1252

Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain road, calistoga; 707 942-1189

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open daily by appointment

open by appointment only

DOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig rd, napa; 707 257-0101 open daily 10-6

Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more

Domaine Chandon – 1 california Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 open daily 10-5

Dominari – 620 trancas Street, napa; 707-226-1600

open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pm

Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 lodi lane, St. helena; 707 963-7108 open by appointment, 10-4

Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5771 open daily 10-4:30

Eagle & 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, 10:30 to 4:00 – $25 for a current flight tasting

Enjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points)

All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.

For reservations, call 707-963-5972

3222 ehlers lane, St. helena | for reservations, call 707.963.5972

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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1250 cuttings Wharf road, napa | open Daily 10am-4:30pm

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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 open daily 10-6

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Fontanella Family – 1721 Partrick road, napa; 707 252-1017 open daily by appointment 10-4

Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big rock road, St. helena; 707 963-3900

open by appointment only

Franciscan Vineyards – 1178 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-7111 open daily 10-5

FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 larkmead lane, calistoga; 707 942-0859 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Picnic Area

Frazier Winery – 70 rapp lane, napa; 707 255-3444 x107

open by appointment

Freemark Abbey – 3022 St. helena hwy 29 n., St. helena; 707 963-9694 open Daily 10-5

Frog’s Leap – 8815 conn creek road, rutherford; 707 963-4704

G Cook – 264 n. fork crystal Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-7760

Gargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770

Gemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

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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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Kelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000

open by appointment only

Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849

open by appointment only

Kenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004

thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt

Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667

open by appointment only

Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572

open by appointment only

Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198

open by appointment

Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 302-2209

open by appointment only

Ladera – 150 White cottage rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445

open by appointment only

Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., napa; 707 257-0360 open daily 10-5

Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 larkmead ln, calistoga; 707 942-0167 open daily by appointment only 10-4

Lava Vine – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9500 open daily 10-5

Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-6289

exclusive tastings by appoinment only

Lokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968

open by appointment only

Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-4555 open daily 11-6

LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. helena hwy So. (hwy 29 ), St. helena; 707 968-3361 open daily 10-6

Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings

Luis Ochoa Family – 1307 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 341-6780

open 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

open by appointment only

Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490 open by appointment

Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30

Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030

open by appointment only

McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186

open by appointment only

MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-7777 open daily 10-6:30

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK

Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings

Michael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-thu 12-5, fri-Sun 11-5

Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage canyon rd, rutherford; 707 225-4367

open by appointment only

Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-0758 open daily 10-5:30

Miner Family – 7850 Silverado trail, oakville; 707 944-9500 open daily 11-5

MJA – 647 greenfield rd, St. helena; 707 963-3394

open by appointment only

Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199

open by appointment only

MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele rd, napa; 707 252-1295

open by appointment

Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993

open by appointment only

MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado trail, rutherford; 800 MUM-nAPA open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours

MurphyVineyards – 395 crane Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2516

open by appointment only

Myriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630

open by appointment only

NAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-2565 open daily 10-6

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK

Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-8011

open by appointment

Neal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800

open by appointment

Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000

open by appointment

Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840

open by appointment

Nichelini Family – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717

Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment

Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600

Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094

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 open daily 11-5

Porter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980

open by appointment only

PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30

Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949

open by appointment

PROVENANCE – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10-5

Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601

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

REATA – 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 open daily 9-5

Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 open daily 10-5

Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380

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

Robert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555

RAZI WINERY

With a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail…

“Everything we know is in the bottle.”

Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299

open by appointment

open by appointment only

open by appointment

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS

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

open tues-Sat by appointment

Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025

open by appointment

Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353

open by appointment

Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30

RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5

Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30

Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4

Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592

open Mon-Sat by appointment

Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105

open by appointment

Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889

open by appointment

Savour Saint Helena – 649 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-5445 open daily 10-8

Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980

open by appointment only

School House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240

open by appointment

Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 open daily by appointment 10-4

Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882

open by appointment

Sciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3

open by appointment only

Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339

open by appointment

SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 open daily 10:30-5

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877

open by appointment

Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154

open by appointment

Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990

fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointment

Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930

open by appointment only

Silver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5

Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569

fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by appt

Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 open daily 10-5

Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391

open by appointment

Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283

open by appointment

Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848

open by appointment

Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200

Daily 10am-10pm

Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4

Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757

open by appointment

Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134

open by appointment

Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188

open by appointment

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St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5

St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 967-9463

open by appointment

ST. SUPÉRY – 8440 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 800 942-0809 open daily 10-5

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2020 open daily 10-4:30

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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

open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt only

Storybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310

open by appointment

Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646

open daily 10-5 by appointment

SUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings

Summit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488

open by appointment

SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings

Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500

open by appointment

Tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823

open by appointment

Tamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6

TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-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

open by appointment

Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780

By appointment only

Teachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432

open by appointment

Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526

tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only

Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340

open by appointment

The Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707

open by appointment

Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504

open by appointment only

Tom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267

open by appointment

Toolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7

Tournesol Wine – napa; 707 287-7557

open by appointment only

Trahan Winery – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 11-6

Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 oak Knoll Ave, napa; 707 255-7700 open daily 10-4:30

Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 967-8027

open by appointment

Trespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804

open by appointment

Trinchero Family Estates – 3070 n. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 1-800-473-4454 open daily 10-5

Trinitas Cellars – at the Meritage resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-3012 open daily 11-7

Tristant – 1012 Bale ln, calistoga; 707 942-0600

open by appointment

Truchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153

open by appointment

Tudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947

open by appointment

Tulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064

open by appointment

TURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-5

Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 800-505-4850 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5

Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by appt

Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 open daily 12-8

Up Valley Vintners – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004 thu-Sat 11-8, Sun, Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 12-5

V Madrone – 3169 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573

open by appointment

V Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7

V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)

Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours

Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130

open daily 10-6 by appointment

Varozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331

open by appointment only

Velo Vino – pour clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-6

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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

ANABA WINES

Taste award-winning, limited production Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and

Rhône-style blends inside the wind powered tasting room, a 100-year-old farmhouse.

Or, picnic on the patio overlooking the beautiful Carneros estate vineyards!

open Daily 10:30am -5:30pm / 60 Bonneau road, Sonoma

(707) 996-4188 / www.WindPoweredWines.com

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

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 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726

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

open by appointment only

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

Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt

CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERY

VOTED ‘BEST TASTING ROOM’

Enjoy Acclaimed Gardens • Gourmet Picnic Fare • Wines by the Glass

2 for 1 Tasting in the Visitor Center with this ad

8555 Sonoma highway, Kenwood

www.chateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572

Christie Vineyards – 851 limerick lane, healdsburg; 707 431-0662

By appointment only

CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-8243 open daily 11-5

Picnic Area

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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 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

Copain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822

open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt

Corda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310

open by appointment only

D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826

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

Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays only

De La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711

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

open by appointment only

DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-enoteca, 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 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

open by appointment only

Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852

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

open daily 11am-6pm

Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560

Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 1014 hopper Ave, #612, Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700

nov 15 -Aug 15 by appt

ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 939-8525 open daily 11-5

Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1637 open daily 10-5

Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 open daily 10:30-4:30

Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma hwy. 12; 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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Field Stone Winery – 10075 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7266 open daily 10-5

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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

open by appointment only

26 east napa St, Ste c; 707 933-3001 open daily 11-6

Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852

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

Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt

Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-4

Hook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30

HOP KILN WINERY – 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

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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

JCB Tasting Room & Wine Bar – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9

Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-5

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

Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427

open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended

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

open by appointment only

Sat 12-5 & by appt

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

open by appointment only

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

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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

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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

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PARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 open daily 11-6

Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Parmelee Hill – 1695 Sperring rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905

open by appointment only

Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5

Pasterick Vnyd – 3491 West Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4655

open by appointment only

Pastori Winery – 23189 geyserville Ave, cloverdale; 707 857-3418

open by appointment only

Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879

open by appointment only

Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:30

Pellegrini Family – 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244 open 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

open by appointment

Pezzi King Vnyds – old roma Station, 412 hudson St , healdsburg; 707 431-9388

open by appointment only

Philip Staley – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Portalupi – 107 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0960 open daily 10:30-7

Porter Creek – 8735 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6321 open daily 10:30-4:30

Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3372 open daily 11-4:30

Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8333 open daily 11-5

R2 Wine Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330 open daily 11-6

Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Ram’s Gate – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 721-8700 thur-Mon 10-6

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

open by appointment only

Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272

open by appointment only

Sapphire Hill – 55 front Street, healdsburg; 707 431-1888 thurs-Mon 11-4:30

Saracina/Atrea – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900

open daily 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

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SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area

Scribe Winery –2300 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 939-1858

By appointment

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

By appointment

Sheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755

thu 4-8 or by appt

Siduri Wines – 981 Airway court, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3

Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 chianti road, geyserville; 707 942-7026

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

Spann Vineyards – 111A east napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 Daily 12-6

ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5

Gift Items, 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

open by appointment only

Stonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128; 707 473-3333; healdsburg

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

open by appointment only

Tara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049

open by appointment only

Teira Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5

Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 geyserville Ave, Ste 101, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30

Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8031 open daily 11-5

Three Alarm – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8, later on weekends

Thumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, healdsburg; 707 433-2393 open daily 11-6. fri & Sat 11-7

Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5

Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30

TOPEL

Exquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown to

exacting organic and biodynamic standards

MARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORS

Visit the tasting room, located just steps off Healdsburg Plaza.

open Daily 11-7

125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-4116

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

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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

open by appointment only

UPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 837-5830

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

open by appointment only

Windsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050

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

Sat 12-4 or by appointment

Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172

Sat 12-5 or by appointment

Aptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680

open by appointment only

Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, capitola; 831 462-1065 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-f 12-6

Bargetto Winery – 3535 n. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 open daily 12-5

Beauregard – 10 Pine flat road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-Wine 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

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

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VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS

Our wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Room

or through our Wine Club Enoteca.

We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.

9077 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood • open Daily 10am-5pm

707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.com

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

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

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

P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 hopkins gulch rd, Boulder creek; 831 338-0172

Pietra Santa – 10034 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-1991

GUGLIELMO WINERY

With three generations of grape growing and wine making,

we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.

Daily 10-5, closed major holidays

1480 east Main Avenue, Morgan hill

408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.com

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment only

Pelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-5

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Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5

Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601

Sat 11-4 or by appointment

Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826

Summer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointment

POETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478

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 – 23076 Summit rd, los gatos; 888 788-4583

open one weekend/month or by appt

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

Caraccioli Cellars – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel; 831 622-7722 Mon-thu 2-8, fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8

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

Chock Rock Vnyd – 1 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 open daily 12-5

Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel; 831 620-0645 thur-Mon 11- 6

Galante Vineyards – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; 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

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

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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

Robert 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

Wrath Wines – carmel Plaza, corner of ocean Ave. and Mission St; 831 678-2212 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

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

McIntyre Vineyards – in hyatt regency, 1 old golf course rd, Monterey; 831 649-9463 Mon-Wed 9-6, thu-Sun 8-8

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

HAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-fri 11-4

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5

Hammond Vnyds– 655 river road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5

Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 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

Robert Talbott Vineyards – 1380 river road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 fri-Sun 11-5

Scheid Vineyards – 1972 hobson Avenue, greenfield; 831 386-0316 open daily 11-5

Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco road, greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5

Ventana Vineyards – 38740 los coches road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most holidays 11-5

Wrath Wines – 35801 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 thu-Mon 11-4:30

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES

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

Albertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475

open by appointment

Barra of Mendocino – 7051 n. State Street, redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 open daily 10-5

Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069

open daily11-8

Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7

Brassfield Estate – 10915 high Valley rd, clearlake oaks; 707 998-1895

Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in Winter

Breggo Cellars – 11001 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 open daily 11-5

Brutocao Cellars – 7000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 open daily 10-5

Brutocao Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1664 open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5

campovida – -; 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

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Claudia Springs – 1810 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5

Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs rd. n., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651

May-oct, fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt

Demuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729

open by appointment

Dogwood Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, Ste h, hopland; 707 743-0301

Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri by appt

Drew Family – 9000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 thu-Mon 11-5

Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. house road, hopland; 707 744-1493

open by appointment

Dunwood Vineyards – 2399 n. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985

open by appointment

Eden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 open by appointment

Elke Vineyards – 12351 hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 fri-Mon 11-5

Esterlina – 1200 holmes ranch road, Philo; 707 895-2920

open by appointment only

Foursight Wines – 14475 highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 fri-Mon 10-4:30

Frey – 14000 tomki rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5177

Mon-fri 10-5, by appointment

Germain-Robin – P. o. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314

open by appointment only Mon-frid

Giuseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401 School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment only

Goldeneye Winery – 9200 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 open daily 11-4

Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.hwy 101; Suite 3, hopland; 707 744-8466 open daily 10-5

Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 open daily 10-5

Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point lakeview road, lower lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5

Handley Cellars – 3151 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5

Harmonique Wines – 1810 hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5

Hawk and Horse – 13048 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-0910

open by appointment only

High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 e. State highway 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9400 tue-Sat 11-5

Husch Vineyards – 4400 hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 open daily 10-5

JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. hwy 101, hopland; 877-462-0666 open daily 10-5

Jeriko Estate – 12141 hewlitt & Sturtevant rd, hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4

Jim Ball Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 open daily 11-5

Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 gaddy lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995

By appointment

Lake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper lake; 707 275-8030 thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6

Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5

Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30

Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304

open by appointment only

Londer Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 thu-Mon 11-5

Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 ell river rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 Wine (9463)

open by appointment only

Maple Creek Winery – 20799 hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 open daily 10:30-5

Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243

open by appointment

Masút Vnyd & Winery – 1301 reeves canyon rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5466

open by appointment

McDowell Valley – 13380 S. hwy 101, hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5

McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. hwy 101 Suite #5, hopland; 707 744-8463 open daily 10-5

McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. hwy 101; hopland; 707 744-1986 open daily 10-5

Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 open daily 10-5

Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1396

open daily10-5

Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle rock road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 fri - Sun 11-5

Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213

open by appointment

Navarro Vineyards – 5601 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 open daily 10-5

Nelson Family – 550 nelson ranch road; Ukiah open daily 10-5

Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 old long Valley road, clearlake oaks; 707 998-0319

Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt

Oster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257

open by appointment

Pacific Star – 33000 north highway 1, fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 open daily 11-5

Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5

Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5

Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5

Philo Ridge – 14125 hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303

Sat-Sun by appointment

Ployez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5

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

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Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30

Six Hands Winery – 13783 isleton rd, Walnut grove; 916 776-2053

open by appointment only

Solomon Wine Co. – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744 1131 fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5

Three Wine Company– poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 707 933-9752 fri-Sun 11-5

Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5

Turkovich Family Wines– 304 railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 thu 12-6, fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5

Wilson Vineyards – clarksburg; 916 744-1456

open by appointment only

BAY AREA/LIVERMORE

Bent Creek Winery – 5455 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-6320 fri-Sun 12-4:30

Big White House – 6800 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30

Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4

Cedar Mountain – 7000 tesla rd, livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4

Charles R Vnyds – 8195 crane ridge rd, livermore; 925 454-3040 fri-Sun 12-4:30

Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares rd, castro Vly; 510 582-9900

Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)

Concannon – 4590 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2505 open daily 11-4:30

Crooked Vine – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30

Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914

fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment

Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800

thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by appt

Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30

Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo road, livermore; 925 584-6494

Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointment

el Sol – 8626 lupine Way, livermore; 925 606-1827 fri-Sun 12-5

Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377

Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt

Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 447-5246 fri-Sun 12-5

Garré Vineyard & Winery – 7986 tesla rd, livermore; 925 371-8200 fri 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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