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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

TO

TO

EUREKA

REDDING

1

Elk

Pt. Arena

Fort Bragg

Mendocino

Little

River

20

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

Ukiah

Willits

Calpella

20

253

Boonville

Yorkville Hopland

128

Gualala Lake

Sonoma

Sea Ranch

Pt. Reyes

Timber Cove

Jenner

29

Lakeport

Geyserville

101

Clear

Lake

Guerneville

12 •

San Francisco

1

175

Half Moon

Bay

Cloverdale

Healdsburg

Bodega Bay

Sebastopol

116

Tomales

Pt. Reyes

Station

Muir

Woods

Pacifica

SFO

29

101

San

Rafael

1

101

Lower Lake

29

Middletown

Santa Rosa

280

Woodside

Kenwood

Glen

Ellen

Petaluma 116

n n S S a a

80

128

F r a n c

F r a n c

84

Clearlake

12

29

Sonoma

121

37

20

Yountville

San Pablo

Bay

580

i s c o

i s c o

53

Palo

Alto

92

B a y

Calistoga

Berkeley

84

St. Helena

Rutherford

12

121

580

Napa

24

Oakland

Alameda

Santa

Clara

12

Vallejo

680

780

4

121

Hayward

680

Pleasanton

880

680

Fremont

San Jose

Lake

Berryessa

Fairfield

Brooks

128 Winters

Davis

Concord

Walnut Creek

580

12

5

Williams

16

PASO ROBLES 117 158

MONTEREY 72

SAN JOSE

505

4

80

5

Sacramento

Rio Vista

Livermore

204 245 255 269 355 263 236 266 278

112 160 170 184 269 178 151 190 202

48 90 100 115 200 110 83 118 138

SAN FRANCISCO 45 55 70 155 75 48 88 142

SONOMA 22 44 129 39 14 68 131

SANTA ROSA 16 101 21 41 104 166

HEALDSBURG 86 26 56 118 181

MENDOCINO 111 141 195 266

CALISTOGA 27 86 149

NAPA 59 122

SACRAMENTO 84

MURPHYS

LAKE TAHOE

12

205

580

99

Lodi

99

Stockton

Manteca

88

4

49

Sutter

Creek

Auburn

50 Placerville

Oakdale

Modesto

49

Angels

Camp

Chinese

Camp

Jackson

Jamestown

Sonora

379

307

231

201

181

217

231

310

199

172

115

118

TO

RENO

TO

LAKE TAHOE

TO

YOSEMITE

Monterey Bay

Santa

Cruz

17

Morgan Hill

5

Capitola 152 Gilroy

Watsonville

Chowchilla

152

Moss Landing

156 99

6

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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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

O N T H E

C O V E R 24

Rombauer Vineyards

M A R C H 1 8 , 2 0 1 1 – I S S U E 1 1 – V O L U M E 3 0

ON THE COVER

Rombauer Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

W I N E R Y

F E A T U R E 20

W I N E R Y

F E A T U R E 18

T A S T I N G R O O M

O F T H E W E E K 54

W I N E C O U N T R Y

E V E N T S 55

Turnbull Wine Cellars

St. Clement Vineyards

Sonoma Enoteca

A Food

& Wine

Experience

SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

WINE COUNTRY NEWS

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

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

WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS

Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29

Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-41

Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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

Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37

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

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

SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-55

Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43

Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-55

Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57

Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-63

Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65-78

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

by Len Napolitano

How is domestic wine identification

different from imported wine

Besides differences in style between the wines of America

and Europe, the way wine is identified on the label of one

country’s wine versus the other also tells a tale of two wine

cultures.

After centuries of winemaking in Europe, they have established

that specific grapes make the best wine only in certain

regions. These grape-region marriages, and the wine styles associated

with them, have become so well known by the Europeans

and wine lovers everywhere that they simply refer to the

wine by the name of the region and not the grape. The type of

grape used is secondary.

What is obvious to the French may not be so obvious to the

average American, however. Here are a few popular regions in

France and the grapes they use to make their famous wines:

• Red Bordeaux: Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and

blends that include these grapes. Also, Cabernet Franc,

Malbec and Petit Verdot are in the mix.

• White Bordeaux: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

• Red Burgundy: Pinot Noir

• White Burgundy: Chardonnay

• Red Rhône: Primarily Syrah and Grenache and blends that

include these grapes.

• White Rhône: Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and blends that

include these grapes

In the US, our wine regions are still experimenting, finding

the best grapes to grow in certain areas. Many regions here have

gradually become associated with a single grape because of the

exceptional wines that they consistently produce. Examples are

Oregon for Pinot Noir, Rutherford in Napa Valley for Cabernet

Sauvignon or Carneros for Chardonnay among many other

appellations that have developed fine reputations for certain

types of wines.

In the United States there are no restrictions on what grapes

can be grown in any region, but in France and other European

countries it is unlawful to make wines labeled with the region’s

name from grapes that are not officially approved for that

region. If they do, the wines are reduced in class to a more

basic, less regulated “Table Wine” or “Country Wine” classification.

Italian wines offer both approaches to identifying their

wines. Some popular wines, like Chianti, Valpolicella and

Barolo use the geographic name while wines labeled Prosecco,

Barbera and Pinot Grigio, are named after the grapes used.

In an effort to make it easier for American consumers to

select French wine, more wines from France are being labeled

by grape variety today than in years past.

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

Hidden next to a dilapidated ’40s-era former filling station on Highway 29 in

Calistoga lies the Wine Garage. A unique wine shop in Napa Valley that retails all

wine in the store under $25. Sound crazy Its true. And the proprietors Todd and

Joy Miller, have hit on a niche in the Valley that had been very missed by the locals

there.

“There are a lot of winemakers here that can’t afford to drink the wine they

make” says Miller. “That’s crazy, yes, but who can afford to drink a $65 bottle with

dinner every night”

Many people miss the Wine Garage on the first try upvalley, but the search is

well worth it. Miller stocks wine from all of California’s wine growing regions

including an large assortment from Napa and Sonoma counties and other California

appellations. When he first sought out buying the initial inventory, “I enlisted

a local farmer buddy and his 15-foot box van and off we went all over California

hunting down the deals. I tried to seek out the small producers who didn’t have

distributors so I could pass the savings on to my customers.” And Miller did just

that. His store is stocked with high-quality juice all under $25 and all are unique.

Most labels in the shop are unrecognizable – but all pass the same test; everything

passes over Miller’s lips before he makes a buy. “If I don’t love it, I don’t buy it,

period. Sometimes I will taste over a hundred wines in one day, load up the truck

and haul it up to Calistoga, unload at the store, and maybe I will crawl in bed by 3

a.m. Needless to say my buddy bowed out of the deal after their second trip. I

initially recruited him on a ‘hey lets go wine tasting in Santa Barbara’ until he realized

how much work it entailed. Poor guy, he had to be at the farm at 5 in the

morning.”

It is all worth it. Millers’ customers love him. He has a unique ability to hear a

verbal description of a customer’s favorite wine and translate that into a recommendation

for sometimes a third of the cost. “I have people all over the country that use

me as their local wine shop. I ship right to their door – and the cost of the shipping

is a drop in the bucket compared to what they save on the cost of the wine.

Miller gets deals on Napa wine too. “I have winemakers from small wineries

stop in every week saying ‘I have something that will fit into the store,’ if they only

have 15 or 25 cases of an end-of-vintage wine – I am the perfect outlet for them.”

So head up to the Wine Garage and check out the best deals in the Valley at

1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga, CA 94515. For more information, call

(707) 942-5332. You can also check out the website at winegarage.net.

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NAPA VALLEY

ONGOING

Napa Valley Wine Train

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

• Mar 12: the Big gay train

• Mar 19: Moonlight escape, crow Moon

• Mar 19: Murder Mystery

ONGOING

Napa Valley Opera House

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

• Mar 10: talk cinema napa Valley

• Mar 11: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey

• Mar 12: capitol Steps

• Mar 16, 18: into the Woods, Jr. by Blue oak School

• Mar 17: Men of Worth

• Mar 19: greg Brown

• Mar 20: café cabaret, irving Berlin

• Mar 23: Acoustic Africa

• Mar 25: Paul taylor Dance co. taylor 2

ONGOING

Live at the Lincoln Theater

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

• Mar 11: in My life – A Musical tribute to the Beatles

ONGOING

Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines

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

• Mar 10: taste the terroir of Shake ridge ranch

• Mar 11: A taste tour of italy

• Mar 17: riesling fan club of napa Valley Meeting

• Mar 18: is it $15 or is it $50 tasting

• Mar 24: tasting the frederic esmonin 2009 red Burgundies

• Mar 25: “new Kids on the Block” tasting first releases

ONGOING

di Rosa Preserve Art & Nature

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

• ongoing through Apr 16: enrique chagoya, Surviving Paradise

• Mar 10: Artist talk, enrique chagoya

ONGOING

Live at Uptown Theatre

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

• Mar 12: Always…Patsy cline

• Mar 19: lily tomlin

• Mar 20: gretchen Wilson

• Mar 25: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

• Mar 27: taj Mahal

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Friday Night Pulse Tastings

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

ONGOING

Friday Night Winemaker Events

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

• Mar 10: Wines from Spain & Portugal

• Mar 18: Pigs ‘n Pinot

ONGOING

Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley

napa town center, napa, 707-253-9450

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

• Mar 11, 18, 23, 25: craft Beer, fine Wine & Artisan cheese

• Mar 12-13, 15: chocolate Decadence

• Mar 19-20: Pulled Pork Appetizer & napa Wines

• Mar 26-27: european cheeses & olives with napa Wines

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 · le nez

· tasting terroir · Wine Appreciation

· cool california (freestone chardonnay & Pinot noir)

· Barrel seminars (napa Valley cab)

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

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

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 FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS

Food & Wine Pairings at Etude Winery

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

www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300

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

• chardonnay experience/with food pairing, $16/$20

• exploring cabernets, $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

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

UPCOMING

• Daily: Valley First Tour

• Daily: Grgich Hills Estate Winery Tour

• Sat: Valley’s only Evening Winery Tour

• Fri-Sun: Domaine Chandon Winery Tour

• Mon-Thu: Ambassador Winery Tour

• Mar 12: The Big Gay Train

• Mar 19: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

• Mar 19: Moonlight Escape, Crow Moon

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ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS

Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre

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

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

ONGOING

Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery

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

• the Signature tour & tasting

• the Wine tasting Basics

• the exclusive cellar tasting• tasting Beyond the Basics

• the “harvest of Joy” tour & lunch

ONGOING

Reserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling Vineyards

calistoga, 11am, Private tasting in the reserve room after the tour, $45

800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.com

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

ONGOING

Appellation Tastings at Elizabeth Spencer

rutherford, 10:45am & 4pm by appointment, $40

707-963-6067, www.elizabethspencerwines.com

EVERY SATURDAY

ZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminar

rutherford, includes visit to Wine library & cellar, 11am, $40

800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com

EVERY SATURDAY

Chocolate & Red Wine Saturdays

at Bennett Lane Winery

calistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684

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 THURSDAY - SATURDAY

Temptastings in the Temptation Cave

at Flora Springs Winery

St. helena,11am & 2pm, $25, $15/member

rSVP 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber

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

ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 13

Art Rogers: Photographs Yesterday & Today

at Mumm Napa

rutherford, 707-967-7700, www.mummnapa.com

MARCH 11

Intimate Barrel Tastings at Charles Krug

St. helena, to commemorate the 150th anniversary!

2pm, $50, $40/members, www.charleskrug.com, 707-967-2297, rSVP

MARCH 11

Grgich Hills Wine Pouring

at Napa Valley Lodge

Yountville, 5:30-7pm, www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784

MARCH 12

March Barrel Tasting & Pick Up Party

at Merryvale

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

MARCH 12-13

Kick-off to March Madness at St. Clement

St. helena, 11am-4pm, $10/members, $20

707-265-5000, www.stclement.com

MARCH 15

Grgich Hills Estate Wine Tasting

at Milliken Creek Inn

napa, 5:30-6:30pm, 707-255-1197, www.grgich.com

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MARCH 17

The Luck of the Irish – St. Patty’s Day Lunch

flora Springs, the room, St. helena, 11am-2pm

www.florasprings.com, 707-967-8032

MARCH 18

Grgich Hills Estate Wine Pouring

at Hotel Bardessono

Yountville, 6-7pm, 707-204-6000, www.grgich.com

MARCH 18-20

Irish Weekend Celebration at St. Clement

St. helena, 11am-4pm, $10/members, $20

707-265-5000, www.stclement.com

MARCH 19

18th Annual Taste of Yountville

A celebration of the town’s restaurants & wineries!

Downtown Yountville, 11am-5pm, www.yountville.com

MARCH 19

Corned Beef & “Cab”bage Dinner

at Raymond Vineyards

St. helena, traditional corned beef & “cab”bage dinner in the Barrel room!

6-9pm, $75, $60/members, www.raymondvineyards.com, 707-963-6941

MARCH 19

Hands-On Cooking Class:

Great Chefs of Napa Valley – Carpe Diem

cedar gables inn, napa – With chef Scott Kendall & hagafen Winery

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

MARCH 19-20

Wine & Cheese Pairing Weekend

Beaulieu Vineyards, rutherford, 10am-5pm, $30, free/members

www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896

MARCH 26

Spectacular Beringer Cellar Sale Experience

St. helena, 9am-2pm & free/members, 10am-2pm & $35/general

www.beringer.com, 707-225-2447

MARCH 26

Cooking Demo with Chef Joey Altman

at Acacia Vineyard

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

MARCH 26

2007 Josephine Winemaker Dinner

at Freemark Abbey

St.helena, 6-9pm, $80, $55/members

www.freemarkabbey.com, 707-963-9694

SONOMA COUNTY

ONGOING

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

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

• Mar 15: An irish hooley

• Mar 19-21: Santa rosa Symphony Set Six

• Mar 25: Mammoth follies

ONGOING

Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern

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

• Mar 11: roy rogers

• Mar 17: Shamrocks & Mushrooms with Mark farina

• Mar 18: Michelle Shocked

• Mar 20: the Mastersounds

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Landmark Vineyards’ Concert Series

Kenwood, 1-4pm, free, www.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0226

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 SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Wine & Food Sampling at Hop Kiln

russian river Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine

& sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm

707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.com

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

Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean

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

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

ONGOING

Food and Wine Pairing

at the Mayo Reserve Room

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

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

ONGOING

Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean

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

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

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

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

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

• Box lunch Prgram with tour

ONGOING

Tours, Tastings & Seminars

at St. Francis Winery

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

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

Winery tour & tasting, 1.5 hours, $25

• Vineyards tour & tasting, 1 hour, $20

• Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65

ONGOING

Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer

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

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch

at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa

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

ONGOING

Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson

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

707-571-7500, www.kj.com

ONGOING WEEKENDS

Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery

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

707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com

LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

50 Mile AV Vintner's Dining

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

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

ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY

Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour

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

ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY

Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours

& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola

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

707-431-4811, www.ryew.com

ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery

Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines

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

EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market

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

EVERY FRIDAY MORNING

Sonoma Valley Farmers’ Market

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

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

EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY

The Art of Winemaking Workshop

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

707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com

ONGOING

Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School

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

707-933-0450, www.ramekins.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS THROUGH MARCH

Learn More About Wine! at Chateau St. Jean

Kenwood, 11am, rSVP, $25, limited seating

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

ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 13

ArtQuest

Sonoma county Museum, Santa rosa

www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500

ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 15

Girlfriends Getaway Special at Ledson Hotel

Sonoma, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779

ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 28

Spirit – Exhibit of Abstracts

Quercia gallery, Duncans Mills, www.Quercia-gallery.com, 707-865-0243

ONGOING THROUGH MARCH

Girls Getaway Month in Sonoma

tons of exciting activities for women throughout the month!

www.sonomavalley.com/girlfriends

MARCH 11-13

3rd Annual Barrel Tasting

Along the Wine Road

russian river Wine road – over 100 participating wineries in northern

Sonoma county, $20/adv, $30, $5/drivers, www.wineroad.com, 800-723-6336

MARCH 12

Cuvée Club Lobster Feed at Gloria Ferrer

Sonoma, 6:30pm, $85/members, rSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999

MARCH 12

Luck ‘O the Irish Food & Wine Pairing

at Meadowcroft Wines

cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, Seatings at noon, 2pm & 4pm

www.meadowcroftwines.com, 707-934-4090, $18, rSVP

MARCH 12

2nd Annual Pasta Party

Sbragia family Vineyards, geyserville, 4-7pm

www.sbragia.com, 707-473-2992, rSVP

MARCH 12

Home Cheesemaking Class with Sheana Davis

of The Epicurean Connection

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

sheana@vom.com, 707-935-7690, rSVP

MARCH 12

Annual Seafood Dinner –

Healdsburg Reserve Firefighter’s Association

healdsburg fire Department, healdsburg, 6-8pm, 707-431-3360

MARCH 12

Handley Cellars Winemaker Dinner

Sea ranch lodge, the Sea ranch, 5:30pm, 800-732-7262

MARCH 12

Dinner in the Wine Caves – A CYRUS Celebration

Alexander Valley Vineyards, healdsburg, 6-10pm

www.avvwine.com, 707-433-7209, $100

MARCH 12

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

larson family Winery, Sonoma, 11am-4pm

www.larsonfamilywinery.com, 800-938-9463x20

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MARCH 12

Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival

Sebastopol community church, Sebastopol, www.socofoso.org, 707-829-8012

MARCH 18

Dinner with the Winemaker Series:

Marimar Estate

inn at the tides, Bodega Bay – Join Proprietor, Marimar torres & Brand

Ambassador, cristina torres, $89, www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788

MARCH 18

Russian River Chamber Music

healdsburg community church, healdsburg, 7:30pm

www.russianrivermusic.org, 707-524-8700, free

MARCH 18-19

6th Annual Pigs & Pinot Benefit

hotel healdsburg, healdsburg, www.pigsandpinot.com

MARCH 18-20

The Vagina Monologues

Sonoma State University, rohnert Park, 707-664-2382

MARCH 19

An Evening in the Emerald Isle

at Cline Cellars

Sonoma, heroes with a heart fundraiser, 5-10pm, $150, rSVP

www.clinecellars.com, 707-939-3760

MARCH 19

5th Annual Redwood Empire

Community Choral Festival

Santa rosa Bible church, Santa rosa, 7:30pm, free

www.santarosasymphonicchorus.com

MARCH 19-20

21st Annual Savor Sonoma Valley

heart of Sonoma Valley Association – Visit over 20 participating wineries in

Sonoma Valley! 11am-4pm, $55, $20/designated driver www.heartofsonomavalley.com

MARCH 20

Harts Desire Winemaker Dinner

Village inn & restaurant, Monte rio, 6pm, $48, 707-865-0565

MARCH 21

Vintage Film Series #2: Wuthering Heights

Sebastiani theatre, Sonoma, 7-9pm, $8

www.sebastianitheatre.com, 707-996-9756

MARCH 24

Winemaker Dinner Series:

Domaine Carneros

Santé restaurant, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn, Sonoma

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

MARCH 25-28

5th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival

Sheraton Sonoma county, Petaluma, www.artisancheesefestival.com

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

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Tuscan Village Music Art Series

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

MARCH 10, 17, 24, 31

Meet the Winemaker Series

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

www.bluewingsaloon.com, 707-275-2233

MARCH 12

Windows to the Universe

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

www.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121

MARCH 12

Irish Feast

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

www.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-279-9279

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MARCH 12

19th Annual Wine Tasting & Art Show

lower lake, 707-995-9316, 6-10pm, $20

MARCH 12-13

Holder Ford Team Bass Tournament

clear lake, www.lakecochamber.com, 707-263-5603

MARCH 12-13

Little River Whale Festival

Various events & locations in little river, 9am-9pm

www.MendoWhale.com, 707-961-6300

MARCH 19-20

29th Annual Fort Bragg Whale Festival

Various events & locations in fort Bragg

www.MendoWhale.com, 707-961-6300, , 11am-5pm

• Sat: chowder tasting at town hall, 11am, $10

MARCH 20

Kelseyville Olive Festival

Kelseyville Wine company, Kelseyville

www.kelseyvilleolivemill.com, 707-279-2995

MARCH 26

7th Annual Festival of Tulips

tulip hill Winery, nice, $40/adv, $45, www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373

BAY AREA

SAN FRANCISCO

ONGOING

The Walt Disney Family Museum

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

www.waltdisney.org

• ongoing through Mar 31: film, Mary Poppins

• Mar 12, 20: Disney Discoveries

• Mar 20: fashioning a family. the costume Design of Mary Poppins

with tony Walton

• Mar 25-27: look closer, A first edition Mary Poppins book by P.l. travers

• Mar 26: Moving Pictures, 2-D hand Drawn Animation Workshop for Adults

MARCH 9-13

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

cowell theater, San francisco

www.oceanfilmfest.org, 415-561-6251

MARCH 10-20

San Francisco International Asian American

Film Festival

castro theatre, San francisco, www.thecastrotheatre.com, 415-621-6120

MARCH 12-13

Contemporary Crafts Market

fort Mason center, San francisco, www.fortmason.org, 415-345-7500

MARCH 23

Union Street Spring Celebration & Easter Parade

Union Street, San francisco, www.unionstreet.com

MARCH 26-27

Rhone Rangers Wine Tasting

fort Mason, San francisco, www.rhonerangers.org, 800-467-0163

MARIN COUNTY

ONGOING

Marin Center in San Rafael

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

• Mar 10: Marin Speakers Series, Arianna huffington

• Mar 11: hot tuna Blues

• Mar 11: A celebration for the Arts, Bring on the Blues!

• Mar 12-13: Marin county Antiques Show

• Mar 13, 15: Marin Symphony, cross currents & Vocal Splendor

• Mar 18: turtle island Quartet, “have You ever Been…”

• Mar 20: cavalcade of Stars – A Musical extravaganza

• Mar 24: Marin farm Day

• Mar 24: An evening with Michael Pollan, the Sun food Agenda

• Mar 26: hal holbrook in Mark twain tonight!

SAN MATEO COUNTY

MARCH 23-27

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

San Mateo event center, San Mateo

www.sfgardenshow.com, 925-605-2923

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MARCH 26 – APRIL 3

2011 California Senior Games Championships

half Moon Bay horseshoe club, half Moon Bay

www.bayareaseniorgames.org, 650-323-9400

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

• Mar 8: Martin ranch Winery

MARCH 12

Singles Mingle with Wine

the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 7-11pm, $20

www.mountainwinery.com, 408-741-7389

MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

clos lachance Winery, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itS-Wine

MARCH 20

Spring Equinox Celebration

the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 12-5pm

www.mountainwinery.com, 408-741-7389

MARCH 22

Taco Truck at the Winery

clos lachance Winery, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itS-Wine

MARCH 25-27

Treasure Market 2011: Vintage & Vogue

cantor Arts center, Stanford University, Palo Alto

museum.stanford.edu/tM, 650-326-4533

MARCH 26-27

7th Annual Pinot Paradise Festival

Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Friday Night Tastings at Prima

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

www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Saturday Night Tastings at Prima

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

www.primaristorante.com, 925-935-7780

MARCH 11-13

Annual Barrel Tasting

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

MARCH 24

Seasonal Wine Pairing Dinner

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

LIVERMORE

ONGOING

Bankhead Theatre

livermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore

925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org

• Mar 12: opening night gala Dinner

• Mar 12-13, 19-20: Madama Butterfly

• Mar 22: taylor 2

• Mar 25: golden Dragon Acrobats

• Mar 26: Brahms’s 4th & Joe Bonfiglio

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 THROUGH MARCH 13

Founders Day Celebration

concannon Vineyard, livermore – celebrate their irish heritage with them!

www.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866

ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 31

Pastel Exhibit: Linda Beach

Wente estate Winery tasting room, livermore

www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305

MARCH 12

Big Red Tasting – Wine Club Exclusive Event

Wente estate Winery tasting room, livermore, 6-8pm

www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305

MARCH 12-13

Chocolate & Cabernet Weekend

fenestra Winery, livermore, 12-5pm

www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246

MARCH 19

Wine Release Party

Mitchell Katz Winery, Pleasanton, 12-5pm, $20

www.mitchellkatzwinery.com, 925-931-0744

MARCH 19-20

Third Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend

livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

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

www.lVwine.org, 925-447-9463

elliston Vineyards, Sunol, www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377

MARCH 26

Mardi Gras

little Valley Vineyards, Pleasanton, 1-4pm, $10, www.littlevalleywinery.net

MARCH 26

Mansion Winetaster Dinner

elliston Vineyards, Sunol, 6:30-9:30pm, $85

www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377

NORTH CENTRAL COAST

ONGOING

Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel

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

• Mar 11: Amelia Piano trio

• Mar 12: one night of Queen

• Mar 13: the Aluminum Show

• Mar 17: great Big Sea

• Mar 20-21: Monterey Symphony concert 5- classic elegance

• Mar 26: Ain’t Misbehavin’

ONGOING

Live at Golden State Theatre

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

• Mar 19: Spirit of Salinas Dance co. presents irish Dance explosion

ONGOING

Thursday Night Music Series

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

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

ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS

Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row

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

831-649-6690

ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS

Monterey Museum of Art

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

EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH

Open for Tasting

Martin ranch Winery, gilroy, 11am-4pm, $10/refundable w/purchase

free/club members, 408-842-9197, www.martinranchwinery.com

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

ONGOING TUESDAY - SATURDAY

Oya Salon and Ventana Vineyards

Wine and Cheese Event

Monterey, 2pm on. oya patrons can sample Ventana Vineyards award winning

wines. Wines change monthly. 831-372-7415x213, Ventana 831-656-0570

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ONGOING SUNDAYS

Library Sundays at Taste Morgan

carmel , An opportunity to taste some older wines from the cellar. 2-5pm

831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com

ONGOING WEEKENDS THROUGH MARCH 27

Rain Forest Weekends

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

ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH MARCH

Jazz in the Cellars

Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 6-8pm, www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11

• Mar 11: 7 come 11

• Mar 18: one on one

• Mar 25: Martan Mann & Mankind

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MAY

Winemaker Wednesdays

Shadowbrook restaurant, capitola–Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers

Association, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463

MARCH 11

Girl’s Night Out

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

www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305

MARCH 12

Edibles from the Wild – Mushroom Lunch

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

www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550, rSVP

MARCH 16

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

carmel, 831-624-2522, www.carmelcalifornia.org

MARCH 19

Forbidden Fundraiser – Back to Broadway

ferrante’s at the Marriott hotel, Monterey

www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0700

MARCH 19

Monterey Symphony Concert 5- Classic Elegance

Sherwood hall, Salinas, 2pm & 7pm

www.montereysymphony.org, 831-646-8511

MARCH 25

Bennewitz String Quartet – Carmel Music Society

All Saints episcopal church, carmel, 8pm

www.carmelmusic.org, 831-624-3883

MARCH 26

7th Annual Mud Run

cSUMB freedman Stadium, Seaside, 8am

www.bigsurmudrun.org, 831-625-6226

MARCH 26-27

7th Annual Pinot Paradise Festival

Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463

MARCH 26-27

Home & Garden Expo

the cocoanut grove, Santa cruz, 10am-6pm, 831-423-2053

SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS

ONGOING

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Jamestown, 209-984-3953, www.railtown1897.org

• Apr 2-3: opening Weekend for Steam trains

• Apr 9, 16: Wildflower trains

• Apr 10: Sierra no. 3 Day

• Apr 23-24: easter trains

MARCH 11-13

Annual Celtic Faire

Mother lode fairgrounds, Sonora

www.sonoracelticfaire.com, 800-350-1814

EL DORADO COUNTY

MARCH 12

Cheese & Wine Pairing

Perry creek Winery, fair Play, 12-3pm, 530-620-5175, rSVP

MARCH 13, 17

Say Happy Fitzpatrick’s Day

fitzpatrick Winery, fair Play, 12-5pm

www.fitzpatrickwinery.com, 800-245-9166

MARCH 19

Rhythm & Blooms Spring Fling Party

historic Main Street, Placerville, 7-11pm

www.placerville-downtown.org, 530-626-3554

MARCH 19

Dog Days of Spring

Perry creek Winery, fair Play, 530-620-5175, rSVP

MARCH 19-20

Spring Release with Abalone

holly’s hill Vineyards, Placerville, www.hollyshill.com, 530-344-0227

MARCH 26-27, APRIL 2-3

El Dorado Wine Country

Passport Weekends

Participating el Dorado Wineries, $65, drivers/$25

www.eldoradowines.org, 800-306-3956

AMADOR COUNTY

MARCH 12-13

Open House

c.g. Di Arie, Plymouth, 11am-4pm, www.cgdiarie.com, 209-245-4700

MARCH 19-20

Dandelion Days

Downtown Jackson, 8am-5pm, free

www.jacksonlionsclub.org, 209-223-1706

MARCH 26-27

49er Treasure Trail

navigate historic Amador county, 877-868-7262

CALAVERAS COUNTY

SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH

Wines of the World Education Tastings

Murphys hotel, Murphys, no reservations required, everyone welcome!

5:30pm, $15, 209-736-2949

MARCH 11-12

The Undertaker Wore Black Melodrama

Vet’s hall, Valley Springs, 209-772-1000

MARCH 11-13

California Senior Winter Games

Bear Valley, 209-753-2301, www.bearvalley.com

MARCH 12

Mardi Gras Dinner

chatom Vineyards, Douglas flat, $75, $65/members, 6-9pm

www.chatomvineyards.com, 209-736-6500

MARCH 13

Sonntag Treffen – Annual Spring VW Get Together

Black Bart Playhouse Parking lot, Murphys, 10am-2pm

www.vwswap.com, 209-293-7705

MARCH 13

Mother Lode Bridal Faire

calaveras county fairgrounds, Angels camp 11am-3pm

209-736-2580,

MARCH 18-20, 25-27, APRIL 1-3, 8-10

Lend Me a Tenor

Black Bart theater, Murphys

www.murphyscreektheater.org, 209-728-8422

MARCH 19

Murphys Irish Days

Main Street, Murphys, 8am-5pm

www.murphysirishdays.org, 209-728-8471

MARCH 23

Cooking Demo

Marisolio tasting Bar, Murphys, $30, 209-728-8853

MARCH 26

Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo

Mountain ranch town hall, Mountain ranch, 209-754-5360

MARCH 26

Trivia Bee

San Andreas town hall, San Andreas, 5:30pm, $25

www.calaverasreads.com, 209-772-1604

MARCH 26-27

Calaveras Gem & Jewelry Show

frogtown, Angels camp, 209-928-5579

www.calavereasgemandmineral.org

MARCH 27

Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers

Bret harte high School, Angels camp, 3pm

www.calaverasarts.org, 209-754-1774

NEVADA COUNTY

MARCH 12

St. Piran’s Day Celebration

city hall Parking lot, grass Valley, 10am

www.downtowngrassvalley.com, 530-272-8315

MARCH 12

2nd Saturday Art & Wine Walk

Downtown grass Valley, 4-8pm, free, www.downtowngrassvalley.com

MARCH 19

Spring Fling

Downtown grass Valley, 10am-6pm, free

www.downtowngrassvalley.com, 530-272-8315

SACRAMENTO VALLEY

ONGOING

Sacramento River Train

800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com

• Mar 12: Sunset Dinner with Music

• Mar 26: Murder Mystery Dinner

ONGOING

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

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

• Mar 10: tango fire

• Mar 12: Yefim Bronfman

• Mar 13: Alexander String Quartet

• Mar 17: San francisco Symphony & chorus

• Mar 17, 19-20: curtis on tour

• Mar 20-21: Dan Zanes & friends

• Mar 26: St. Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra

• Mar 27: Young Artists competition Winners

SOLANO COUNTY

SUISUN VALLEY

MARCH 11

Club Pick-up Party

at Vezer Family Vineyards

Suisun Valley, 888-823-8463, www.vezerfamilyvineyards.com

MARCH 19

VH1 Jazz Save the Music Concert

at Vezer Family Vineyards

Suisun Valley, 888-823-8463, www.vezerfamilyvineyards.com

LODI/WOODBRIDGE

ONG0ING

Hutchins Street Square

209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com

• Mar 12: Darren carter, the Party Starter

MARCH 19-20

51st Annual Spring Art Show

at Woodbridge Winery

Acampo – Music, hors d’oeuvres & wine tasting.

11am-5pm, 209-365-8139, www.robertmondavi.com

MARCH 25-26

Lodi Spring Wine Show

lodi grape festival grounds, lodi6-9pm, $25/adv, $30

www.grapefestival.com, 209-369-2771

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St. Clement Vineyards & Winery

by Charles Neave

I must confess that the Napa Valley’s St. Clement Winery has

always enchanted me. Set on a rise a couple of miles north of the city

limits of the classic Wine Country town of St. Helena, it is a beautiful

property. And the winemaker, the charming and talented Danielle

Cyrot, is further proof that this is no ordinary winery. When asked

what style of music that relates to making wine, she replied, “Good

old rock and roll.” You’ve just got to love it.

After you have visited the winery, you’ll also remember the hike up

from the parking lot to the house, though in reality it’s not really a

tough trek, just a minute or so walking up the hill, but then that knoll

is part of what makes the setting so memorable.

Built in 1878 by Fritz Rosenbaum, a rather wealthy manufacturer

and importer of fine mirrors and glass for the opulent homes of San

Francisco’s “Gilded Age,” the St. Clement house quickly became a

local landmark, and it remains so today. The Rosenbaum family also

made Zinfandel and Riesling in the cellar beneath the house.

Over the years that followed the Rosenbaum era, the estate was

owned by a number of colorful characters, and most continued to

make wine in the cellar. The St. Clement name was born in 1976

when William Casey, a local ophthalmologist, bought the house and

built the 10,000 case (120,000 bottle) stone winery behind it. The St.

Clement name was a tribute to Casey’s ancestors, who were among the

founders of the state of Maryland. In fact, the cross that is part of the

St. Clement logo and label can be found on the Maryland state flag.

Today the winemaker brings with her a long family history of

winemaking, though her family roots are French, not California,

though she is a graduate of the famous University of California at

Davis program that has turned out so many prominent people in

the wine industry. Asked if her approach to making wine is more

French or California, she says, “It’s a little bit of both. I use it all in

my winemaking.” And is she intimidated at all, coming from such

a long and distinguished line of French winemakers “No. I just felt

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like I was born to do it.”

Today the roster of wine she and her staff carefully craft is extensive,

but well thought out. It includes the tropical, floral and fruitfilled

Sauvignon Blanc Bale Lane, and two Chardonnays using fruit

from the special microclimate and rolling hills that the Carneros

region by San Pablo Bay is famous for.

St. Clement’s greatest depth is in the red wines. They include the

famous Oroppas Napa Valley, a complex, fruit forward bottling; a

subtle, food-friendly Merlot made from grapes from two different

vineyards; a personal favorite, the Syrah Stanly Ranch Carneros; and

an amazing seven Cabernet Sauvignons.

The next step, now that you know all of this, is to head to the

winery’s tasting room, where the options include the Main Tasting

with two whites and three reds at the tasting bar, a Reds Only Tasting

that includes the current release Oroppas, and the exclusive Single

Vineyard Tasting on the Terrace that offers a choice of five limited

production wines. For just ten dollars more you can also add a cheese

or chocolate pairing (four samples of one or the other) to any of the

tastings. Picnic tables are also available and may be reserved by Wine

Club members. Boxed lunches (a gourmet sandwich, chips, cookie

and bottle of water) can be provided given 72-hour notice.

When, at the end of the day, Danielle is asked if she has ever tasted

the perfect wine, her answer comes in two parts: “No, because there

is always something better, from a winemaker’s standpoint. But as a

consumer: yes.” And one can imagine that she glances over at a bottle

of St. Clement and smiles.

The St. Clement Winery tasting room is located on the west side

(the left side if you are headed north toward Calistoga) at 2867 St.

Helena Highway North (Route 29) just north of St. Helena. They are

open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, you can call

them at 1-800-331-8266 go to www.stclement.com. St. Clement is a

small, boutique winery so, for groups of eight or more, phone ahead

to make arrangements. Look for St. Clement on Facebook!

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Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County’s premiere wine

country wedding destination, has been selected to receive the 2011

Bride’s Choice Awards for one of the top five percent wedding

venues demonstrating excellence in quality, service, responsiveness

and professionalism, announced WeddingWire Network, the nation’s

leading wedding technology company, which includes WeddingWire,

Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee.

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates

excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as

determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over

750,000 newlyweds. Vintners Inn is among the top five percent of

all vendors in the WeddingWire community. Awards were given

to winners across 20 different

service categories, from wedding

venues to wedding photographers.

“We are particularly proud of

the hospitality team here at Vintners

Inn,” said General Manager

Percy Brandon. “We would not

have received this coveted award

without the help and cooperation

of many of our employees, especially

Cathy Reynolds, our

Wedding Specialist. We would

like to thank all off the newlyweds

who voted for Vintners Inn

as their ideal, all-inclusive

wedding venue.”

Surrounded by the scenic

Northern California landscape,

acres of lush vineyards, and beautifully

landscaped grounds with

courtyards and fountains, Vintners

Inn is located in the heart of

Sonoma County wine country,

just 50 miles north of San Francisco’s

Golden Gate Bridge. Vintners

Inn has 44 luxurious rooms

and suites, a state-of-the-art

Event Center, the renowned John

Ash & Co. restaurant, and The

Front Room Bar & Lounge.

Vintners Inn is located on

Barnes Road, River Road exit, just

west of Highway 101; (707) 575-

7350, www.vintnersinn.com.

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Turnbull Wine Cellars – Napa Valley

by Abigail P. Zimmerman

The Turnbull name dates back to the early

1300s when a Game Keeper of Robert the

Bruce saved the king’s life by turning away a

ferocious bull that had threatened to gore the

king. The grateful king knighted his subject

“Turnbull” and awarded him a crest featuring

a bull’s head twisted back that has adorned

the wines crafted by this classic Napa Valley

Winery since its founding in 1979 by American

architect William Turnbull.

Turnbull’s wines are all estate grown on

four exceptional ranches. When it comes to

great wine, the secret is to start with the best

fruit. A key component of quality, Turnbull

fruit captures the unique character of the land

that the fruit is grown. To achieve this end,

Turnbull Wine Cellars farms with care and

sensitivity so that their wines showcase the

uniqueness of each ranch and each growing

season.

Turnbull Wine Cellars crafts its awardwinning

wines using fruit sourced from estate

vineyards in Oakville and Calistoga. The

diversity of fruit sourcing and exemplary viticultural

work allows their winemaking team

the ability to create wines with distinctive

flavors that capture the personality of each

site. Soils vary from deeper alluvial fans on

the valley floor to the shallow, volcanic and

rocky structures of the hillsides.

The wines at Turnbull Wine Cellars are a

reflection of the soils from which they originate.

Winemaker Peter Heitz carefully

captures these nuances without overpowering

each varietal’s natural characteristics.

Tasting at Turnbull

Turnbull Cellars in Napa Valley offers two

distinct Tasting Rooms catering to guests and

their budgets.

Fortunately, each Tasting Room offers

Turnbull’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, the

label’s signature wine. Famed wine critic

Robert Parker writes “the brilliant 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon is the real deal!”

Produced from predominately Oakville fruit,

the 2007 Cabernet is approximately 75%

Cabernet with the remaining 25% a blend of

premier Bordeaux varietals. Aged for 18

months in French Oak barrels, the 2007

Cabernet is hand-crafted to highlight and

blend the best flavors and aromas of Turnbull’s

four estate vineyards. For only $40 per

bottle, this 92 points Cabernet consistently

over-delivers on quality.

Turnbull’s Reserve Tasting Room and Art

Gallery is to your left, as you enter the

Winery. This cavernous room holds barrels –

floor to vaulted ceiling. For $20 per person,

guests may personally choose four Reserve

wines from Turnbull’s – usually Cabernet –

single vineyard and select releases.

While visiting the Reserve Room, guests

will be fortunate to experience the Turnbull

2007 Black Label Cabernet ($100). Scoring

94 points from Robert Parker and a glowing

review, he describes this wine as “perhaps the

best wine I have ever tasted from Turnbull”

with compelling flavors of “blueberry, blackberry,

cassis, licorice, camphor and graphite.

This wine is intense and full-bodied.”

Indeed, the 2007 Black Label Cabernet is

carefully created from the best fruits in single

blocks from Turnbull’s top Estate Vineyards,

Leopoldina, Amoenus and Fortuna.

The winery was designed by Architect

William Turnbull, who had just finished

designing Cakebread, Fisher and Newton

wineries. But when it came to designing his

own winery, Turnbull chose to create a more

low-key, subtle space that was in tune with its

environment.

William Turnbull once said that “you want

to have an image of a winery that cares about

the last drop of wine in the bottle.” He

certainly created such a place and, today, the

winery still speaks to excellence in wine.

In 1993, Patrick O’Dell purchased the

winery and renamed it Turnbull Wine

Cellars. Redesigning the “turning bull” label,

the new rendering draws heavily from decorations

of bulls found on Minoan drinking

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vessels. The Turnbull family crest

continues to be embossed on

each label, reflecting the winery’s

respect for the history of this

distinguished family name.

World Class Fine Art Photography

Turnbull Wine Cellars also

quietly boasts one of the finest

permanent photography collections

on the West Coast of the

United States. Turnbull displays

two exhibits each year, with

works selected from an extensive

collection.

Each exhibition features 60 to

90 privately owned and original

works by master photographers

including Ansel Adams, Edward

Weston, Berenice Abbott,

Edward Striechen and Yousuf

Karsh. Guests in the Reserve

Room are able to explore these

stunning works of art while

enjoying Turnbull’s awardwinning

estate and reserve wines.

Starting April 16, 2011

Turnbull Cellars will present

“Modernism – Photography after

1930.”

Food & Wine Education Courses

Turnbull offers private wine

and food pairing courses in their

exclusive VIP Room, set off a

quiet brick patio and garden.

Here guests will not only learn

how wine pairs with certain

foods but how certain wines do

NOT pair well with other foods.

This is simply a real education

led by Turnbull’s in-house chef

who creates an ever-changing

menu based on seasonal and

local ingredients.

Turnbull offers this class for

$40. This course is exceptional

and requires reservations 72

hours in advance by emailing

lbrasfield@turnbullwines.com.

TURNBULL WINE CELLARS

8210 St. Helena Highway, Oakville

1-800-887-6285

www.turnbullwines.com

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Sonoma International Film Festival, April 6-10

Wine tasting gets sweeter when paired with indie films,

Hollywood celebrities and gourmet food

The 14th annual Sonoma International Film Festival runs from

April 6-10. Centered around Sonoma’s historic plaza, this destination

film festival becomes wine country’s most exciting production each

spring. Film lovers, foodies and wine enthusiasts alike come to enjoy

the best in independent film, gourmet food and Sonoma’s crown

jewel: world-class wine.

Visitors will be captivated by vibrant green hillsides, a charming

town square and an abundance of wine tasting options to round out a

cinematic event that ranks among the top film festivals around the

world. Festival Director Kevin McNeely notes that Sonoma’s smalltown

atmosphere lends itself to the intimate experience of the film

festival, “All of our film venues are in walking distance of the ‘Backlot’

– a gourmet food and wine tent that serves as the festival hub and

highlights the best of the valley’s vintages and gourmet foods.”

The first U.S. city to receive the “Cittaslow” designation, the town

of Sonoma captures the essence of gourmet living and provides a luxurious

backdrop for the festival’s unparalleled programming.

Film selections, tributes and Lifetime Achievement Awards for the

2011 Festival will be announced this month. Previous honorees

include Bruce Willis, Lauren Hutton, Michael Keaton, Blythe Danner

and Danny Glover. Last year’s Festival featured 74 films from 12 countries

and more than 18,000 attendees.

The Sonoma International Film Festival is one of the top destination

film festivals in the world and is uniquely positioned to be a lively

celebration of film, food and wine. An annual gathering for film

industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and critics, SIFF is

considered among the most scenic and epicurean places to experience

the art of film. Founded in 1997, The Sonoma International Film

Festival is a five-day international event that takes pride in showcasing

emerging talent and featuring unreleased films.

L O D G I N G

NAPA VALLEY

PINK MANSION

A small, intimate, private inn where you are

pampered and can enjoy the perfect napa wine

tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each

room, lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting,

delectable surprises, large indoor heated pool and

Jacuzzi, in-room massage and facials available,

easy walk to town for shopping and dining, biking

distance to most local wineries.

1415 Foothill Blvd 1-800-238-7465

Calistoga

www.pinkmansion.com

CANDLELIGHT INN

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

marble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies or

decks; three-course gourmet breakfast, hors

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

30'x60'; swimming pool

1045 Easum Drive, Napa

1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com

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NAPA VALLEY

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– NORTHERN

CALDERWOOD INN

Perfect environment to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Situated

3 blocks from the historic downtown plaza and wonderful restaurants in healdsburg.

25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg (707) 431-1110

innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 1-800-600-5444

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

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

FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEY

HILTON GARDEN INN

2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900

Fairfield

www.hiltongardeninn.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES

316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797

Fairfield

www.hiexpress.com

LODI/WOODBRIDGE

ROBIN’S NEST GUEST HOUSE (209) 334-3952

665 W. Turner Road, Lodi www.robinsnestlodi.com

WINE AND ROSES HOTEL AND RESTAURANT

2505 W. Turner Road (209) 334-6988

AMOROSA INN AND GARDENS

8400 E. Harney Lane (209) 367-0882

THE INN AT LOCKHOUSE

19960 Elliot Road, Lockeford (209) 727-5715

MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COAST

LAMP LIGHTER INN

tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous carmel Beach, you will discover

a charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset house Suites. these bed

and breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935.

(831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.com

VAGABOND’S INN

Vagabond's house inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of carmel's

finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks away

from clint eastwood's hog's Breath inn.

(831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn.com

LONE OAK LODGE

Voted Monterey Peninsula travel Planner Best Value. Within minutes to aquarium, wineries,

Monterey harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. rooms available with kitchenettes.

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

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Rombauer Vineyards

Bringing You the Joy of Wine for 30+ Years

Napa Valley wineries have many kinds of

enjoyment to offer, but when you are in the

mood for a day of pure pleasure, when you

want to take joy in the beauty of your

surroundings and the excellence of the wine

you are tasting, then come to Rombauer

Vineyards.

Rombauer is located at the secluded,

northeastern edge of the valley on the

Silverado Trail, a separate world within the

world of Napa Valley. You’ll climb from the

valley floor over a paved driveway that meanders

through a venerable head-trained

Zinfandel vineyard and up into the forest. A

winery in a forest Yes, this question is

answered as you approach the winery

perched upon a wooded knoll with views

that look out forever across the lush valley to

the west. You may have the sensation of

coming upon a secret garden here, because

the copious variety of flowers and shrubs

reads like something from a gardening encyclopedia.

Curving gravel walkways bordered

with a riot of colorful plantings lead to picnic

tables under oak trees and a trellised gazebo

with benches and the magnificent valley

views.

Mercifully, Rombauer is not an architectural

grandiosity. In keeping with its serene

and wooded setting, the entry to the tasting

room offers a broad roofed porch with

benches, potted flowers and, again, the

breathtaking views. Inside, three small separate

bars are staffed with low-keyed, friendly

people who want you to enjoy your visit and

some great wines as well. Many of these

tasting room folk have been with Rombauer

for many years, and they know almost everything

about the wines, local restaurants and

inns of the valley.

Rombauer Vineyards is celebrated its

30th anniversary last year as a familyowned-and-operated

winery. The secondgeneration

Rombauers, sister and brother

Sheana and Koerner (IIIrd) are dedicated to

maintaining the standards of wine excellence

the family has built up through the

years. Committed to the good wine country

life, they want their visitors to experience

the joy of drinking fine wine with family and

friends. They appear to be doing a good job,

because for the past two years, Rombauer

has been in the Top Ten of favorite restaurant

wines across the nation, as polled by

the respected Wine & Spirits Magazine. In

the tasting room, you’ll have the opportunity

to find out why, with a significant

bonus: you can sample several Rombauer

wines that are available only at the winery or

to Joy of Wine Club members.

Two current releases widely available and

of special note are the 2009 Carneros

Chardonnay and the 2008 Fiddletown

Zinfandel. Chardonnay may well still be the

flagship wine of Rombauer, and this vintage is

simply delicious, clean and silky in the

mouth with big peach and sweet apple fruit

notes. The Zinfandel You have to taste it for

yourself – it’s a Zin apart, huge and rich and

packed with sweet fruit and spice.

Tasting-room-only wines that you’ll want

to take home with you include Merlot, Atlas

Peak, Stags Leap and Stice Lane Cabernet

Sauvignons (savor the vineyard differences),

and a proprietary red Bordeaux blend called

Le Meilleur du Chai (The Best of the Cellar).

These wines should make perfect luncheon

companions for your picnic after the tasting.

And for take-home gifts, a duet of 375 ml

(half-bottles) Port made from Zinfandel and

a late harvest Chardonnay dessert wine

called Joy, each in luxe bottles, will definitely

bring joy to the lucky recipient.

Rombauer Vineyards is located at 3522

Silverado Trail, on the eastern side of Napa

Valley, just a few miles north of the happening

town of St. Helena. The Rombauer tasting

room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5p.m.. Call

(707) 963-5170 or go to www.rombauer.com

for more information.

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18th Annual Taste of Yountville Piques Palates

Town-Wide Food & Wine Tasting, Artists’ Open House,

Chef Demos & New ‘Art, Sip & Savor’ Trolley Tour

Top Toques Turn Up the Heat in This Six-Star Michelin Town

It’s a block party of unparalleled pairings – from Michelin-starred

restaurants to cult Cabernet producers – sharing the spotlight at the

18th Annual Taste of Yountville, Saturday, March 19. This gourmet

gallop puts foodies on the fast track to the town’s 12 renowned

restaurants and 20+ local wineries. Set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the

event is free; tasting tickets are $1 each. For details, visit

www.yountville.com.

New to the 2011 Taste of Yountville lineup are a variety of

swirling opportunities, chef demonstrations, art tours and St.

Patrick’s Day celebrations to round out a visit to Napa Valley’s top

culinary crushpad.

Thursday, March 17

Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar celebrates the season with a true-toform

St. Patrick’s Day menu showcasing house-brined corned beef

and cabbage, Irish lamb stew, Dublin crab cakes, horseradishcrusted

trout with cockles and mussels and Irish whiskey cake with

treacle – among the offerings – on a Gaelic menu with English translation.

Requisite brews and whiskeys are also on tap. Served all day,

reservations are recommended, call (707) 944-2345.

Emmy-winning television personality and cookbook author

Michael Chiarello dons his chef whites for a special NapaStyle

cooking demonstration and book signing. The 4 to 6 p.m., event at

V Marketplace is $25 per person, reservations re required, call (707)

945-1229.

Friday, March 18

Commemorating a sexy new line-up of 30 public art installations,

the new “Art, Sip & Savor” self-guided trolley tour debuts March

18th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., throughout town (free). Visitors can

jump on and off the free trolley savoring art and complimentary

wine tasting at several participating wine tasting venues including

Domaine Chandon, Somerston Wine Co., Hill Family Estate,

Cornerstone Cellars, V Wine Cellar, Jessup Cellars and Girard

Winery. Free “Art, Sip & Savor” maps are available at Yountville

Visitor Center, connecting the dots to the tasting rooms and

Yountville’s Art Walk sculpture collection, including Gordon

Huether’s “Silver Twist,” Rich Botto’s “Mushroom Garden,” Jack

Chandler’s “Rex” and Rich Botto’s “Rock Flowers.” For more information,

visit www.yountville.com.

Saturday, March 19

Set along walk-friendly Washington Street, the 18th Annual Taste

of Yountville kicks things up a notch with a gourmet gallop of such

culinary icons as Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, Redd, étoile at Domaine

Chandon, Brix, Bottega, Bistro Jeanty, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar,

Mustards Grill, Cantinetta Piero, Bardessono, Pacific Blues and

NapaStyle Paninoteca. A special garden tour of The French

Laundry’s two-acre culinary masterpiece by culinary gardener

Tucker Taylor is also available (check listings). Visitors can also tap

into the one-day Passport, which features trips and giveaways at

day’s end.

Wines from the Yountville appellation will flow along with an arts

and crafts exhibit, live entertainment and a ribs-and-links barbecue

sponsored by the Yountville Fire Department. Key participants

include Domaine Chandon, Jessup Cellars, Bell Wine Cellars, Cliff

Lede Vineyards, Goosecross Cellars, Hopper Creek Winery, Girard

Winery and Somerston Wine Company, among others. Markstein

Beverage Company will belly up with beer. Key sponsors of the

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event include AM 1440 KVON, 99.3 THE VINE, V Marketplace

1870 and Bardessono.

Art is at the forefront with a new “Napa Valley Open Studio

Artists at Taste of Yountville” show and sale, set for Friday

evening, Saturday and Sunday March 18-20 at the Community

Center on Washington Street. Sponsored by Yountville Arts, the

works of dozens of Yountville and Napa Valley artists will be on

display Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Artists Reception & Collector Sneak

Preview ($20) takes place Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free. For more details, visit the website

at www.yountville.com.

Sponsored by the Yountville Chamber of Commerce, the Taste of

Yountville is a prime time to cash in on the town’s off-season hospitality,

including 20 percent savings on hotel packages. Work off

those worldly pleasures with a leisurely bike tour through the vineyards,

stint at the spa or morning hot air balloon ride. Packages

available at www.yountville.com/accommodations.

Visitor Information

Site of Napa Valley’s first planted vines (1838), Yountville sits at

the epicenter of the region’s culinary scene sporting the Valley’s topranked

restaurants (six Michelin stars), 24+ wineries and/or

producers and 11 lodging properties. An ideal base for the avid

oenophile, Yountville offers the county’s only hot air ballooning

launch, five National Register of Historic Places sites, a microclimate

pedigree with its own AVA, world-class shopping and performing

arts. Located 55 mi./88 km. north of San Francisco, travelers can

arrive via scenic Highway 29 or via Napa County Airport, Sacramento

(SMF), Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) international

airports. For more information and travel inquiries, contact the

Yountville Chamber of Commerce at (707) 944-0904 or visit the

website at www.yountville.com.

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Wooden

Rd Valley

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

by Charles Neave

Though often – too often – overlooked, Suisun Valley is one of the

last of California’s remaining hidden gems, despite the fact that it is

barely a dozen miles from the City of Napa. But for years Suisun has

been known as a trusted and quality stand-in to the star winemakers

of Napa and Sonoma.

Now, with the recent introduction of Frank and Liz Vezér and their

best friends and partners, Sam and Mimi Mizirawi, things are

changing.

To begin with, the Vezer’s bought the 30-acre ranch and vineyard

formerly contracted to the “Sin Zin” people and “Ravenswood.” That

was followed in very short order by their purchase of the entire

Western “Pony Express” village of Mankas Corners, a property with

160 years of colorful history. Then they acquired Suisun Valley’s

Crown Jewel, the Blue Victorian in the very heart of this valley of

rolling hills, farms, pasture and vineyards.

Also a 160-year-old homestead, it has towering century-old date

palms and a gorgeous and, yes, a very blue Victorian manor. All three

locations are working winery sites, with some of the most unique and

hospitable tasting rooms you have ever experienced, stocked with an

array of good wines and staffed by people who are simply glad you

stopped by and who want to share the area’s history, stories and wines

with you.

However, what is the best part about the Vezér Family wineries and

this tranquil valley are their wines. There are the crisp, tropical fruit

whites that even red wine drinker would love, and then there are the

Vezér reds. Reds that are lush, jammy and with a silky smooth finish.

And all their wines pair perfectly with food; in my mind the ultimate

test of any wine.

All of the wines from Vezér and Blue Victorian have won awards,

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Exceptional Wines, Over the Top Hospitality

and most of these awards are Best in Class, double gold and gold. “We

are thrilled that we have just won gold at the New York’s International

for their 2006 Cab,” said Frank Vezér. Also, at a blind tasting recently

held at the elegant Bay Leaf Restaurant in Napa, Vezér’s 2006 Cabernet

Sauvignon was unanimously preferred over a famous 97 point Napa

Valley Cabernet.

One cannot write an article on Vezér and Suisun Valley without

mentioning the La Salette, if it is not already known as the world’s

most exquisite Petite Syrah blend, it is certainly known as the world’s

most expensive, where a magnum of La Salette sold to two investors

for $30,000 in a live charity auction. Have no fear though, in the

tasting room a bottle is far more affordable price, though it is indisputably

a wine for those special occasions.

But Vezér is all about hospitality and family, and this is the main

reason why Suisun Valley is being recognized as the “wine hospitality

valley.” The Vezér family warmly invites you to visit all of the

twelve wineries in the valley, and to make it a full weekend destination.

You can even plan a dinner at the Vintage Café, right next

to one of the Vezér tasting rooms, and spend the night in one of the

areas many fine hotels.

For more information on this special part of the Northern California

Wine Country, go to SuisunValleyTheNapaBackroad.com. And

be sure to visit the Vezér website at www.VezerFamilyVineyard.com.

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Perfect Pairs BY

ALEXANDRA CHARSLEY

KAIROS CABERNET CAKE

Cake ingredients

• 1 box of devil’s food cake mix

• 1 small box (6 ounce) black cherry gelatin

or (3 ounce) black cherry sugar-free gelatin

• 4 eggs at room temperature

• 1 cup 2007 Judd’s Hill “Kairos” Cabernet Sauvignon

• 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Wine Glaze Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons room temperature butter

• 1/2 cup Judd’s Hill “Kairos” Cabernet Sauvignon

• 1 cup powdered sugar

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Kairos Cabernet Cake paired

with the Judd’s Hill 2007

‘Kairos’ Cabernet Sauvignon

There’s nothing new about pairing a lovely Cabernet with chocolate, but

what if it’s a 100% organically grown Cabernet Sauvignon and if the chocolate

just isn’t a small nibble but a simple but luscious chocolate cake Tasting room

host extraordinaire Jay Brewner of Judd’s Hill Winery says, “I’ve always been

known to think outside the box and this is how my recipe for our Kairos

Cabernet Cake came to fruition while incorporating the newly released 2007

Kairos Cabernet Sauvignon.”

The organically farmed and certified Kairos Vineyard is adjacent to the

winery and in 2001 new vines were planted. “We are pleased to release our

first 100% organically grown Cabernet which is filled with vibrant tones of

cherry, raspberry and a dash of rhubarb on the finish. These aromatics are

enhanced in the baking process and enrich the cake with an artisanal elegance.

The cake is balanced with a cocoa creaminess that is complemented with the

savory Cabernet Vanilla glaze. The wine is baked into the cake as well as incorporated

into the silky glaze that will fulfill your chocolate craving while tantalizing

your palate,” says Jay. This cake is so easy to make but tastes so decadent.

While it looks rich and indulgent, it is not overly sweet and that’s why

the Kairos cake pairs so well with the 2007 Kairos Cabernet Sauvignon. After

all, there’s just something about a great chocolate cake perfectly paired with a

glass of Cabernet to finish any meal.

With only 150 cases of the 2007 Kairos Cabernet Sauvignon produced, this

wine is expected to sell out quickly. It can only be purchased at the winery or

by visiting www.juddshill.com. Judd’s Hill is celebrating it’s 22nd year of

winemaking and is family owned and operated. Their tasting room located in

Napa is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only so be sure to

call ahead, (707) 255-2332.

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Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease the Fleur De Lis

Bundt pan with a nonstick cooking spray. Be sure to

grease the grooves of the pan well to prevent the cake

from sticking.

2. In a large mixer, beat the cake mix, gelatin, eggs,

wine and oil on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase the

speed to medium and continue to beat for 1 minute.

Occasionally scrape the bowl to insure all ingredients

are well mixed.

3. Slowly pour the cake batter into Fleur De Lis Bundt

pan. Gently tap the cake filled bundt pan on the

counter to release any air bubbles before baking. Bake

on the middle rack of the oven for 40 minutes.

4. Remove the cake from the oven and set it aside to

cool for 10 minutes. Carefully, use a plastic knife to

loosen the sides of the Bundt pan and invert it onto a

wire cooling rack.

5. While the cake cools, prepare a simple Cabernet

wine glaze. Combine the butter, wine and powdered

sugar in a medium sized pan. Bring all ingredients to a

boil. Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon

vanilla extract. Set aside to use for drizzling on individual

slices of cake.

Serving Recommendations

1. Garnish cake lightly with sifted powdered sugar.

Clusters of red grapes (sugared, if you like) may be

used as additional garnishes.

2. Cut and serve individual slices and add the warm

wine glaze after slice is plated and just prior to serving.

Vanilla ice cream makes a nice accompaniment.

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The Rhone Rangers are excited to announce that the14th annual

grand tasting is set to take place in San Francisco on March 26th and

27th at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion. This is the largest American

Rhone wine event in the country. More than 2,000 consumers and

members of the media and trade are expected to attend and will have

the opportunity to taste over 500 of the best American Rhone wines

from at least 100 Rhone Rangers member wineries.

The Rhone Rangers Winemaker Dinner will take place on the

evening of Saturday, March 26th from 6 to 10 p.m. at Dog Patch

Studios in San Francisco. Fifteen wineries will participate in the winemaker

dinner, which also features a live auction. The dinner will be

catered by Sonoma’s The Girl & the Fig Restaurant (famous for its

“Rhone Alone” wine list) and offers ticket holders the opportunity to

share a meal with fifteen leading Rhone Rangers winemakers.

Following dinner, a live auction will feature wine, unique wine

country experiences and travel packages donated by the host winemakers.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rhone Rangers

Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to help educate the

next generation of American Rhone winemakers. Tickets for this

special evening are $125.

The Grand Tasting will take place on Sunday, March 27 from 2 to

5 p.m. and will feature more than 500 of the best American Rhone

wines from more than 100 Rhone Rangers member wineries. More

than 2,000 trade and consumer attendees will also sample gourmet

foods from 30 specialty food purveyors, including cheese, bread,

olive oil, charcuterie, fruits and chocolates. Attendees will also have

the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, including wines and

wine-related packages donated by the Rhone Rangers wineries.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $45.

In addition to the Grand Tasting on Sunday March 27, the

program includes three diverse tasting seminars:

• Saturday, March 26 – “Green” Rangers – A discussion among

sustainable, organic and biodynamic producers. Taste wines from

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each as we explore how and why Rhone producers sit at the forefront

of sustainability in American wine.

• Saturday, March 26 – Mourvedre on the Move – Long known

for its ability to add structure and age-worthiness to blends, American

Rhone producers are pushing Mourvedre to new heights, both on its

own and in its traditional blending role. Taste six different

Mourvedre-based wines and learn why Mourvedre is on the move.

• Sunday, March 27 – Wild Wines and the Inside Stories on

How They Came to Be – Rhone Rangers producers are pushing the

envelope in a myriad of ways. Taste unusual wines and unique varietals

from eight winemaking pioneers as they share with you the

inside stories on their wildest wines and how and why they headed

off into uncharted territory.

The public is invited to purchase tickets for the Saturday Seminars

($45), Winemaker Dinner ($125) and Sunday Seminar & Grand

Tasting (combined ticket $100 includes early VIP entry to the Grand

Tasting). Grand Tasting tickets are $45. New this year, a $150

weekend pass includes all three seminars and VIP admission to the

Grand Tasting. Weekend pass does not include the Winemaker

Dinner.

For further information or to purchase tickets, or call 1-800-467-

0163 or see www.rhonerangers.org. Credentialed members of the

wine trade and media can register online or send an email to

info@rhonerangers.org for further information.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Rutherford Hill

Only Small-Production Wines – Underground!

by Josh Stein

Looking for more than a dozen tasting

room-only classically-styled wines Wanting

to try them in an atmosphere filled with

knowledgeable hosts who, without any

posturing, can address any inquiry you might

make about the Napa Valley, wine styles, wine

regions and wine country life And hoping

for unique memories to keep with you even

after the wonderful wines have been taken

home and enjoyed Then Rutherford Hill is

the tasting room experience for you, and it’s

the unique combination of small-release

winery-only wines, wine education without

pretense, and mile-long cave tour which

makes it our Tasting Room of the Week.

There are lots of things which set Rutherford

Hill apart, and the distinction and array

of wine varietals are most certainly two of

them. The winery was founded forty years

ago by grape growers in order to produce

“Quality as a way of life,” as one of the

winery’s oft-stated phrases puts it best. In

addition to benchmark releases of Cabernet

Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Rosé,

coming to the tasting room provides the only

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opportunity to taste and purchase a wide

range of limited production wines, including

Cabernet Franc, a Rutherford Cabernet

Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese,

Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, a Winemaker’s

Blend and a Zinfandel Port. The winery’s

state-of-the-art “winery-within-a-winery”

allows for the production of these limited

releases, letting its winemakers stretch their

legs a bit and use the new ideas and techniques

developed on the winery’s larger

production wines.

Part of the distinction in winemaking

practices is the extent of the cave complex

the winery has built. The cave tour and

tasting show, as well, the degree to which

wine education is integrated into all aspects

of the winery experience for guests. As hosts

guide visitors throughout the cave system,

they receive an understanding of the way its

design is reflected in the finished wines

produced from within it. Enjoy the sights

and taste fantastic wines on this well

explained subterranean journey. As tasting

room manager, Richard Hurwitz said,

“You’ve had a great experience and you’ve

been creatively educated about what we do.”

For those wanting an even more intimate

discussion of and hands-on appreciation of

what goes into producing some of the world’s

finest small-production wines, there is the

wine-blending class, “Blend Your Own

Merlot,” which is led by a winery host and

includes a guided tour of the property, tasting

several wines and discussing the blending

process, and then sitting down in the caves

and creating the blend for the 375mL bottle

of wine you take home with you.

The uniqueness doesn’t end there. After

you’ve toured the winery and learned what

goes into its wine production, Rutherford Hill

offers a final Napa Valley rarity: the ability to

purchase wines and drink them onsite,

enjoying the beautiful view of the Valley floor

from the winery’s Silverado Trail vantage

point. Guests are encouraged to use the picnic

grove after visiting the winery, and there are

plenty of terrific winery-only offerings to

enjoy while there. Come see for yourself what

others have known for forty years – amazing

wines from an amazing perspective!

Visit Rutherford Hill at 200 Rutherford

Hill Road in Rutherford. The tasting room is

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

information, call (707) 963-1871 or visit the

website at www.rutherfordhill.com. To stay in

touch, become a fan on Facebook and follow

them on Twitter, @RutherfordHill.

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TUBBS LANE

Calistoga

LINCOLN

RAS Galleries

Even owner Ronda Schaer could not have

envisioned that her affection for the little

village of Yountville would someday blossom

into a full-blown love affair. “This is a town

that you can get your arms around.” Twenty

years ago she did just that. With the opening

of her now famous art gallery, RAS Galleries,

Ronda has embraced her community and

graced it with one of its most successful and

admired businesses.

It was her passion for art, and glass in

particular, that moved Ms. Schaer to open a

gallery. “I have always been drawn to glass.”

But it was the work of American glass artists

that really captured her heart. Representing

more than two hundred American artists, the

gallery has become one of the premiere

venues in which to experience the drama,

imagery and vision of this artistic medium.

The gallery also features the work of some

extremely gifted fine artists, with original oil

paintings from artists throughout California

and the Pacific Northwest, as well as the

Eastern Seaboard and point in between. The

whimsical chefs of ceramic artist, Cynthia

Hipkiss are also a favorite of collectors.

Says Ronda, “I created RAsgalleries with a

singular focus on Original American Art,

primarily Art Glass, my personal passion. And

I’m proud that after twenty years in the same

Yountville, Napa Valley location, the passion

remains.”

RASgalleries is located at 6540 Washington

Street, next to Bouchon in Yountville and is

open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday

by appointment. Phone (707) 944-9211.

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Cornerstone Cellars Features Howell Mountain Cabernets

For lovers of both great wine and great

food, the location of the Cornerstone Cellars

tasting room in the small Napa Valley town of

Yountville could not be more ideal. Reading

down a list of their neighbors is like a stroll

through the Michelin or Zagat dining guides.

If you want to taste some wine, wine you are

unlikely to find elsewhere, than wander off

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found nirvana at this place on the corner.

What oenophiles and knowing gourmet food

lovers (and knowing taco truck aficionados)

might well – and very accurately – define as

the center of their universe.

The tasting room of Cornerstone Cellars is

expansive but intimate, very modern and in

many ways very traditional. Choose your

own descriptors, but when you enter, when

you leave, and after you spend a delightful

time inside sampling away, the words “enjoyable,”

“relaxing” and “time very well spent”

will echo in your mind. Enjoy the art (very

modern), try an olive oil or balsamic vinegar

tasting (very traditional) and try, most of all,

the wine.

Cornerstone Cellars found a cult niche

with their powerful Howell Mountain Cabernets

(right off the Silverado Trail on the east

side of the Napa Valley). They make for big,

ripe, spectacular wines filled with focused

fruit flavors of plum, currant and cherry.

Production is very limited.

Because of the location of the vineyards,

this is some of the latest Cab in the Napa

Valley to ripen and to be picked due to the

lean hillside soils and the elevation of the

vineyards (from 1700 to 2400 feet).The vineyards

yield only a sparse two or so tons an

acre, and while temperatures are moderate,

the daily pattern is Quixotically reversed. So

on a hot day it’s warmer when the day begins,

since the vineyard is above the fog on the

valley floor, and it is then cooler later in the

day. This combines to make the flavors in the

wine more concentrated, and the later

ripening allows greater “hang time.” That is

when the intensity of flavor develops and the

tannins soften.

The tasting room of Cornerstone Cellars is

open every day of the week, from 11 a.m.

until 7 p.m. Being one of the few tasting

rooms open past 6 p.m., it’s a great place to

stop into before your reservation at one of the

many famed Yountville restaurants. It is

located at 6505 Washington Street

(Yountville’s main street) and though they say

they are in Suite 7, trust me, you cannot miss

it. For more information, call (707) 945-0388

or go to www.cornerstonecellars.com. You

will certainly not regret it.

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Imperial Way

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Vallejo St.

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Stonehedge

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Trattoria

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Visit Calistoga’s Healing Waters So

With its long history as a wellness destination, Calistoga is the ideal

place to relax, rejuvenate and de-stress, and during the winter and

early springtime, special offers are an added incentive to enhance your

own personal wellness. Many geothermal hot-spring spas that dot this

friendly, scenic small town at the top of Napa Valley, offer special rates

on spa treatments, famous mud and mineral baths, massages and

couples treatments. Several offers are listed below, and many more can

be found at www.CalistogaVisitors.com.

• Golden Haven Hot Springs – Two-for-one mud baths and complimentary

day use of hot springs pool with any spa treatment.

Private treatment

rooms available for

couples. Please check

Golden Haven Hot Springs

the manager’s specials

online; (707) 942.8000, www.goldenhaven.com.

• Baths at Roman Spa – $99 for two mud or mineral baths where

couples and individuals can relax and soak in the mineral-rich hot

springs pools; (707) 942-2122, www.BathsAtRomanSpa.com.

• Lavender Hill Spa – All spa packages are buy-one, get-one half off.

Romantic and Private Couples Packages are 20 percent off.

Volcanic Ash Bath, two for $99. Restrictions may apply; (707) 942-

4495, www.lavenderhillspa.com.

• Mount View Spa – New Year, New You Special – Restore balance

and wellness with a 25-minute hydrotherapy bath and 25-minute

reflexology for just $100; add a mini-facial for just $60. Check the

website for additional specials; 1-800-816-6877,

www.mountviewhotel.com.

• EuroSpa – 10 percent off any spa treatment (excluding specials).

Good through 4/30/11; (707) 942-4056, www.eurospa.com.

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GARAGE Rios Wine Co.

Diamond

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Twomey

Teachworth

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FAIRWAY

Larkmead

FRANK

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Tedeschi

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LAKE STREET

Chateau Montelana

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Sterling

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Arroyo

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Phifer Pavitt

Cuvaison Estate Wines

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V2V (Vineyard to Vintner): The Annual Weekend Event in

Napa Valley’s Neighborhood for World Class Cabernet

A celebration of the legendary Stags Leap

District, Vineyard to Vintner 2011 will grant

visitors unmatched access to all 18 member

wineries. This three-day long affair (April 29-

May 1) will feature exclusive passes to winery

open houses, four intimate vintner-hosted

dinners and a Stags Leap District Cabernet

seminar.

This festive annual event brings the entire

Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association

together, creating intimate opportunities for

guests to spend quality time with vintners

and winemakers and to get a first-hand experience

of what makes Stags Leap a world-class

appellation.

There will be a range of activities available

for people to enjoy. From hosted dinners on

Friday night at Chimney Rock Winery (food

by Chef Cindy Pawlcyn), Cliff Lede Vineyards

(Food by Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc), Pine

Ridge Vineyards (food by La Toque’s Ken

Frank) and Silverado Vineyards (Food by

Sarah Scott) which all cost $335 per person,

to Open Houses at all SLD wineries (exclusive

back-stage passes cost $135 per person and

grant access to all winery Open Houses in the

district for the weekend), to the Cabernet

Seminar at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars hosted by

Saveur Magazine’s David Rosengarten on

Saturday ($60 per person). Winery Open

Houses will provide full lunches for visitors.

Open Houses include – each with special

food and wine experiences: 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.

Hosted Dinners will be at Chimney Rock

Winery with Baldacci Family Vineyards,

Lindstrom Wines, Robinson Family Vineyards

and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars featuring

cuisine by Cindy Pawlcyn; at Cliff Lede Vineyards

with Ilsley Vineyards, Steltzner Vineyards

and Terlato Family Vineyards – cuisine

by Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc; at Pine Ridge

Vineyards with Clos Du Val, Regusci Winery

and Shafer Vineyards – cuisine by La Toque’s

Ken Frank; at Silverado Vineyards with

Hartwell Vineyards, Malk Family Vineyards,

Stags’ Leap Winery and Taylor Family Vineyards

– cuisine by Sarah Scott.

Seminar: “Style and Strength: A Stags Leap

District Cabernet Seminar” at Stag’s Leap

Wine Cellars will be hosted by David Rosengarten,

wine editor of Saveur, and will include

tastings with master winemakers: Nicki Pruss

of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Benoit Touquette

of Hartwell Vineyards and Michael Beaulac of

Pine Ridge Vineyards.

For more information, visit the website at

www.stagsleapdistrict.com/v2v.

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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

AVIA Napa Introduces ’Second Sunday Supper Club‘

New Monthly Culinary Event Includes Four-Course Wine Pairing Dinner,

Lively Conversation and a Fine Send Off to the Weekend

Chef Chris Aken is taking the traditional Sunday supper and

adding a hedonistic touch with the debut of the Second Sunday

Supper Club on March 13. The inaugural event, which is $110 per

person excluding tax and gratuity, takes place inside AVIA Kitchen at

the stylish AVIA Napa in Downtown Napa from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and

features the culinary talents of Chef Aken paired with the exquisite

Pinot Noirs from France’s Domaine Tollot Beaut.

Chef Aken will prepare a classic four-course French meal that

includes…

• Pâté Masion accompanied with Dijon mustard, pickled onion,

cornishon and baquette paired with a 2007 Chorey Côte de

Beaune

• Escargot served with butter and seasoned with garlic and parsley

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CHARLES

CHARLES KRUG

KRUG

DAVID FULTON

DAVID FULTON

BERINGER

BERINGER

MADRONA

MADRONA

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POPE

Orin Swift

Tamber Orin Bey Swift

Tamber Bey

Covenant

Covenant

SPRING

SPRING

ADAMS

ADAMS

NAPA VALLEY

WINE NAPA HARDWARE

VALLEY

WINE HARDWARE

St. Helena Wine Center

St. Helena Wine Center

Napa Valley Farms

Napa Valley Farms

Salvestrin

Salvestrin

Tayson Pierce

Tayson Pierce

Long Meadow Ranch

Long Meadow Ranch

PRAGER

PRAGER

LEWELLING AVE

LEWELLING AVE

SUTTER HOME

SUTTER HOME

ARGER-MARTUCCI

ARGER-MARTUCCI

Not to Scale

Not to Scale

PRATT

PRATT

FULTON

FULTON

Hall

Hall

Flora Springs

Flora Springs

INGLEWOOD

INGLEWOOD

MERRYVALE

MERRYVALE

Corison

Corison

Milat

Milat

Del Dotto

Del Dotto

WHITEHALL LANE

WHITEHALL LANE

LOUIS M MARTINI

LOUIS M MARTINI

Heitz

Heitz

V. SATTUI

V. WINERY SATTUI

WINERY & DELI

DELI

ZINFANDEL

ZINFANDEL

RAYMOND

RAYMOND

Fransican

Fransican

Witt

Witt

Rutherford

Rutherford Grove

Tres Sabores & Grove

Pedemonte Tres Sabores Cellars

Pedemonte Cellars

W i n e C o u n t r y TPreferred

h i s W e e k

Preferred

Open to the public

Open to the public

Open by appointment

Open by appointment

WHITEHALL LANE

WHITEHALL LANE

Calafia Cellars

Calafia Cellars

CHARTER OAK

CHARTER OAK

GALLERON

GALLERON

Fleury

Fleury

Chef Aken Inside AVIA Kitchen

accompanied by a 2007 Aloxe Corton

• Coq au Vin with baby carrots, pearl onion, and lardon with a

pouring of 2007 Cote de Beaune “Clos du Roi” 1er Cru

• Pain d’espices featuring cheese and golden raisins paired with a

2007 Corton Grand Cru

Domaine Tollot-Beaut, which boasts 24 hectares near the center of

Chorey-lès-Beaune, belongs to a select band of Côte d’Or domaines in

France. At the helm of the centuries-old Domaine is Nathalie Tollot,

part of Tollot-Beaut’s fifth generation of winemakers who carries on

the family’s tradition of making fine vintages.

Following supper guests can retreat to the inviting Riddling Rack,

AVIA’s signature wine bar featuring a menu of small plates, local wines

and bubbles. A selection of signature cocktails are shaken and stirred

with agave wine, the same plant that produces tequila, as well as sake

and rice-infused vodka, which results in a smoother, silkier taste and

more flavorful cocktail. Cane rum, sake and additional ingredients are

infused with the chef’s own mixers, created with seasonal and local

ingredients.

Those who want to make an evening of it can spend the night

behind the door of one of AVIA Napa’s luxe rooms or suites with a

special discount of 20-percent off best available rates and a complimentary

upgrade at check-in based on availability – exclusively for

patrons with Second Sunday Supper Club reservations. Each room is

stylishly appointed with roomy beds, plush bathrooms and a stash of

welcomed amenities.

Reservations are now available for the inaugural Second Sunday

Supper Club taking place on Sunday, March 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

and for upcoming Second Sunday Supper Club dinners: April 10 and

May 15. For reservations, call (707) 224-3900; for room reservations,

guests can book the Second Sunday Supper Club rates online at

www.aviahotels.com/stay/SSSC or by calling the hotel directly. AVIA

Napa is located at 1450 First Street in Downtown Napa’s west end

district.

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Santa rosa 40 60 70

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Twomey

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Ladera

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Larkmead

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Teachworth

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Reverie

Bravante Haber

Diamond Terrace

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Arkenstone Cade Winery

CASTELLO

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Constant

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Madrigal ROMBAUER Chateau

Burgess

Bennessere

Boswell

Tudal

Failla

Schramsberg

Allora

Hunnicutt

Eagle & Rose

J Davies

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Sherwin Family Brehrens & Hitchcock Stony Hill

Vineyard 29 Markham

St. Helena Winery

Ritchie Creek Barnett Vineyards

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Schweiger Vineyards

Smith-

William Cole

Amizetta

Vineyard

7 & 8 Madrone

Anderson’s Conn Valley

Paloma

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Guiliam’s

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Charbay

Terra Valentine Eeden

Calafia

Forman

Chiles

Cain School House

Juslyn

Cellars

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Valley

Spring Mountain

FULTON

Buehler

Arns Winery

Seavey

Spring Mtn.

Trespass

Orin

Spottswoode Tamber Bey SwiftSt. Helena

Newton

MERRYVALE

ST. HELENA

Kent Rasmussen

Ruston Family

JOSEPH PHELPS

Napa Valley Farms

By appointment only

Marston Family

Murphy

Salvestrin

LOUIS

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The Terraces

Hall Rutherford

SUTTER HOME Hall Heitz

William Harrison

Flora Springs

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Tayson Pierce

Quintessa Rutherford Ranch

ARGER MARTUCCI Corison RAYMOND

Kuleto

12

Milat

Lake

Del Dotto

Rutherford

Midsummer Hennessey

Sullivan

Conn

WHITEHALL LANE

Fleury

Cellars

Creek

Franciscan

MUMM NAPA

Girard

Witt

Frogs Leap

Continuum Estate

Rutherford

David

Alpha Omega

Caymus

Chappellet

Grove

Honig

Arthur

Tres Sabores &

Pedemonte Cellars

Piña Napa Valley

Provenance Beaulieu Round Pond ZD WINES

RUTHERFORD

GRGICH HILLS ESTATE

Elizabeth Spencer

Miner Family Vineyards

Rubicon Estate

Plumpjack Rudd

Peju

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Yountville to St. helena 10 15 30

St. helena to calistoga 10 10 15

calistoga to Alexander Valley 25 35 45

Downtown napa to Sonoma Plaza 15 20 25

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ST. HELENA RD

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ROSSI

HOWELL MTN

CONN VALLEY RD

HOWELL MTN

MEADOWOOD LANE

SPRING MTN

LANGTRY RD

FULTON

MADRONA

CHARTER OAK

SPRING

Volker Eisele Family

SULPHUR SPRINGS

RUTHERFORD HILL

TAPLIN ROAD

128

Brown Estate

SAGE CANYON

Neyers

WHITEHALL LANE

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Gargiulo

Saddleback

Cellars

MONEY ROAD

Vine Cliff Winery

SILVERADO TRAIL

Silver Oak

St. Supery

Sawyer Cellars

SEQUOIA GROVE

Cakebread

MANLEY

BELLA OAKS

OAKVILLE CROSSROAD

TURNBULL

Swanson

Staglin Del Bondio

Paraduxx

OAKVILLE

Nickel & Nickel

Opus One

Napa Wine Company

Robert Mondavi

Atlas Peak

Oakville

O A K V ILLE GRADE

Cardinale + Lokoya

Far Niente

Robert Sinskey

STATE LN.

Goosecross

Cellars

Cliff Lede

Paradigm

TRINITY

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REDWOOD ROAD

VALLEJO

X Winery

Page Wine Cellars

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Stags’ Leap Winery

Shafer

Kapcsandy

YOUNTVILLE CROSSROAD

FOLIE A DEUX

/NAPA CELLARS

BALDACCI

Taylor Family

M T. VEEDE

Silverado

Vineyards

YOUNT ST.

29

DRY CREEK RD

Steltzner

Lindstrom

Robinson Family

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Regusci

Chimney Rock

CLOS DU VAL

Pine Ridge

MADISON

Krupp Brothers

Stagecoach Vineyard

Girard

Antica

JESSUP Hartwell Vineyards

Hope Hill and Grace

Somerston Family Estate Ranch

V Wine Cellars

Hopper Creek

Bell Wine Cellars

CORLEY FAMILY’S

MONTICELLO

Trefethen VINEYARDS

WASHINGTON

Ma(i)sonry

CORNERSTONE

Page Wine Cellars

Domaine Chandon

Keever

Elyse

Wing Canyon

VinRoc

Bialla Vineyards

SODA CANYON ROAD

Yountville Stags

Leap

Glen

Ellen

Mayacamas

CALIFORNIA

Sky

WILLIAM HILL

James Cole

Signorello Vineyards

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HAGAFEN CELLARS

VINEYARD VIEW private

Godspeed

HOFFMAN

DARMS

YOUNTVILLE

Jarvis

OAK KNOLL AVE

Silenus Vintners

Laird

Mount Veeder

Kenzo

Estate

BROWNS VALLEY RD

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Del Dotto

ATLAS

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HWY. 128

PEAK RD

REYNOLDS FAMILY

RAZI

Ardente Winery

Volta Wine

BLACK STALLION

Van Der Heyden

Silverado Trail Wine Studio

/Crushpad/Big Horn Cellars

O’Brien Estate

Black Cordon

Sixteen by Twenty Wines

Luna Vineyards

ANDRETTI

ORCHARD AVE

Moss Creek Winery,

Altamura Vineyards & Winery

& Suisun Valley Wineries

MONTICELLO ROAD

Beaucanon

Estate

JUDD’S

HILL

Boyd

Robert

Biale

BIG RANCH RD

Phoenix

Vineyards

Hendry

Yates Family

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Celani Family

HdV Wines

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Farella-Park

HAGEN RD

SOSCOL

BROWNS VALLEY RD

PUEBLO

BORRETTE

J.Kirkwood

Fontanella

Sodaro

CENTRAL

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Robert Craig FOLIO

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LINCOLN Gustavo ENOTECA

Frazier

Vinoce and Twenty Rows

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Toolbox

Tallulah

MAHONEY / WATERSTONE

Stonehedge Vintners

Collective Mason

Taste at Oxbow

John Anthony Uncorked

Olabisi/Trahan Ceja Bounty Hunter

Tulocay

Elements

JEFFERSON

LINDA VISTA

PARTRICK RD

BROWNS VALLEY

Black Cat

Vineyards

Tournesol

McKinstry

BROWNS VALLEY RD

1st ST.

Porter

Family

COOMBSVILLE RD.

SOSCOL

3rd ST

THOMPSON AVE

GREEN VALLEY

Whetstone

PINE

NAPA

12

4TH AVE.

Caldwell

WEST IMOLA AVE

Young

Ridge

Estate

ARTESA

Sonoma

KREUSER LANE

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Truchard

Guffy

Family

FOLIO

WINEMAKERS’

STUDIO

HENRY RD.

LEVERONI RD

ARNOLD DR.

Modus Operandi

/Juicebox

BASALT

Delectus Winery

DEALY RD

Nicholson

Ranch

KAISER

29

121

di Rosa

Preserve

Madonna Estate

DOMAINE

CARNEROS

SONOMA

BURNDALE

BROADWAY

Falcor

KAISER

12

121

Not To Scale

TO

PETALUMA

AND

HWY. 101

NAPA VALLEY

CORPORATE DR

Saintsbury

ETUDE

Cuvaison

Estate

Wines

CARNEROS RD

116

Homewood

Winery

Patz

& Hall

BORDEAUX

Trinitas

CUTTINGS WHARF RD

LOS CARNEROS RD

Larson

Family

DUHIG RD

MEADOWCROFT WINES

SCHUG

ANABA

CARNEROS

ESTATE Bonneau

GLORIA FERRER

CAVES & VINEYARDS

at CornerStone Gardens

Keating Winery

McKenzie

Mueller

ACACIA

Los

Carneros

Region

CLINE

Elkhorn Peak Cellars

VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS

SOSCOL FERRY

LAS AMIGAS

12

KELLY

Bourassa

Vineyards

Spelletich

Adastra

Bouchaine

JACUZZI

TO

SACRAMENTO

/SUISUN VALLEY

AIRPORT BLVD

Viansa

TO

SAN FRANCISCO

AND HWY. 101

American Canyon

FRANK FAMILY

V I N E Y A R D S

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BURNSIDE

Pastori

RUSSIAN RIVER

DUTCHER CREEK

Lake

Sonoma

FERRARI-CARANO

DUTCHER CROSSING

101

DRY CREEK RD.

MAZZOCCO

TO THE

MENDOCINO

COAST

DRY CREEK RD.

1

Northern

Sonoma

Rockpile

116

Russian

River

Zachichi

Yoakim Bridge Talty

Raymond Burr Vineyards

Göpfrich

Truett Hurst

Martorana

Michel-Schlumberger

Unti

Quivira

Mounts

A Rafanelli

Lambert Bridge

Vinwood Cellars

RODNEY STRONG

PETRIFIED FOREST .

Gary Farrell

Mill Creek Vineyards

ARMIDA

MATRIX

HOP

KILN

Chateau Felice

Rochioli

Twomey

CHALK HILL

KENDALL-JACKSON

WINE CENTER

RIVER RD.

MARK WEST SPRINGS RD.

Russian Hill Estate

Woodenhead

Joseph Swan Tara Bella

Pellegrini

Martinelli

Harvest Moon

Robert Rue

Benovia

Hook & Ladder

De Loach

Carol Shelton Inspiration

Inman

Battaglini Novy

Siduri

LAGUNA RD.

BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY

GRATON RD.

PARADISE RIDGE

Vérité/

Archipel

Chalk

Hill

Knights

Valley

OLIVET

Green

Valley

Marimar Torres

Alexander

Valley

29

FULTON RD.

OCCIDENTAL RD.

128

CALISTOGA RD.

MONTECITO

Taft Street Winery

Freeman

FRITZ WINERY

MARTIN

RAY

Hanna

Frick

Pedroncelli

Geyser Peak

Palmeri

Route 128 Winery

Amphora

Meeker

Local

Kokomo/ Mercury Terroirs

Peterson

Trione

Family*

Clos

Rued

Du Bois

Francis

Teldeschi Ford

Coppola

Dry Creek Vnyd

Mauritson

CANYON RD.

Passalacqua

WILSON

Ridge

Robert Young

Stryker Sonoma

Hawkes

Stonestreet

C. Donatiello

Bradford Mtn

Arista

Everett Ridge

ALDERBROOK

De La

Montanya

Foppiano

Acorn

J Wine

DeNatale

Vine Tastings

Grove

Street

128

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Hanna

FERRARI-CARANO’S

SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD

KENDALL-JACKSON

HAUCK CELLARS

Boisset Taste of Terroir

Downtown Wine

Edmeades

Front Street Wineries:

• Camellia Cellars

• Davis Family

• Sapphire Hills

• Holdredge

Hawley Tasting Room & Gallery

Hudson Street Wineries

• Bluenose Wines

• Grove Street

• Owl Ridge

• Sadler-Wells

• Rocking Z Vineyard

• Teira

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

• J. Keverson

• Christie

• Hart’s Desire

OCCIDENTAL RD.

Freestone Vineyards

Guest Center

Korbel

Sbragia Family

Bella Vineyards

Preston Vineyards

Porter

Creek

Dehlinger

Red Car

Lynmar

Merry Edwards

David Caffaro

Pasterick

Amista

Deux Amis

Thomas

George

Silver

Oak

Cellars

of Sonoma

TRENTADUE

D’Argenzio

Kruta

deLORIMIER WINERY

Papapietro Perry

LYTTON SPGS

Nalle

Duchamp

SAUSAL

VALLEY

ALEXANDER

White Oak

Field Stone

Johnson’s

WESTSIDE RD.

Occidental Road

Atascadero Creek

Graton Ridge

Hartford Family

Emtu Estate

River Road

Sebastopol Vnyd

Peters

Family

Sheldon

MacPhail

Meitz

Jordan

Stuhlmuller

Christie

CHRISTOPHER

CREEK

Chalk Hill

Lancaster Estate

WINDSOR RIVER RD

EASTSIDE

Gourmet au Bay

Dry

Creek

Russian River Vnyds

Iron Horse

MOSHIN

Kachina

TO THE

MENDOCINO

COAST J Rickards

STEWART’S POINT RD

Copain

Mueller

Simi

Merriam

Limerick

Lane

PLEASANT

OLD REDWOOD HWY

St. Helena Road

Winery

Dutton Estate

GUERNEVILLE

Dutton-Goldfield

Emeritus

Wattle Creek

FORCHINI

Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8

Vintners Signatures

W. DRY CREEK

Flowers

Vineyard

& Winery

Forth

Montemaggiore

Michael Bernard

DaVero

Medlock

Ames

Cazadero

Pastori

Travelling to Santa Rosa

trAVel tiMe

froM MileS (Average) (Peak)

golden gate Bridge 49 50 90

Sacramento 104 110 150

Downtown napa 42 60 77

Travelling around Sonoma County

Downtown Santa rosa to Sonoma Plaza 22 35 40

Downtown Santa rosa to healdsburg 16 20 30

healdsburg to geyserville 8 15 15

Downtown Santa rosa to guerneville 19 35 40

Starlite

Vineyards

SLUSSER

BALLETTO

SUNCÉ

Sonoma-Cutrer

Garden Creek Ranch

Gustavo

Thrace

INDUSTRIAL

PINER

FOUNTAIN GROVE

GOLD

WATER TROUGH

RIDGE

BODEGA HIGHWAY

Littorai

D&L

Carinalli

MONTGOMERY


Valley of the Moon Winery

PYTHIAN RD.

1

Tomales

Bay

Wines

116

101

101 LEDSON

VALLEY FORD CUTOFF

Sonoma

Coast

ROBLAR RD.

PETALUMA VALLEY FORD RD.

116

116

Sonoma

Valley

Matanzas

Sable Creek

Ridge

PARADISE RIDGE

121

12

TO NAPA

37

VJB CELLARS

MAYO RESERVE ROOM

Larson Family

12

121

KAZ

Sugar Loaf

Ridge

State Park

128

TO

LAKE BERRYESSA

AND

SACRAMENTO

BENNETT VALLEY RD.

Robledo

Family

LOXTON

HKG ESTATE

ERIC ROSS BR COHN

MOONDANCE CELLARS

Ravenswood

Williamson

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

Parmelee-Hill

Kamen

Tin Barn

Gofessel

LAKEVILLE RD.

Kastania

Vineyards

CHARLES CREEK

Bonneau

ST. FRANCIS

Blackstone

Petroni Vineyards

Akoma Zoume

Moon Mountain

Hanzell

BODEGA

HWY WASHINGTON

Corda

Clary Ranch

Sonoma Valley

Port Works

Bevan

Cellars

Keller

Estate

GLORIA FERRER

CLINE

12

Wellington

Benziger Family

Audelssa Estate

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch

ANABA

SCHUG

Robert Hunter

Paint Horse

JACUZZI

VIANSA

Hawkes

Roche

Adobe Road

Westwood

The

Cave

CHATEAU ST. JEAN

Deerfield Ranch

Landmark

GRANGE

Pavo Wines

Kenwood Winery

PETALUMA HILL ROAD

Kunde

Imagery

SEBASTIANI

Eric K James

Hwy 12 Winery

Sojourn

CORNERSTONE SONOMA

MEADOWCROFT

Keating Wines

MAYO FAMILY

Roessler

Homewood

Winery

Favero

7TH E.

LOVALL VALLEY

CELLAR

DOOR

SONOMA

ENOTECA

E NAPA ST

8TH E.

Gundlach Bundschu

Los Carneros

Region

BURNDALE

Nicholson

Ranch

RAMAL

TO VALLEJO

San Pablo Bay

TO

SAN FRANCISCO

TO

SAN FRANCISCO

Sonoma County Wineries


LAGUNA RD.

SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Lake

Sonoma

TO

MENDOCINO

COAST

STEWARTʼS POINT

TO

BODEGA

BAY

TO

MENDOCINO

COAST

FERRARI-CARANO

DUTCHER CROSSING

TO

HWY. 1

FRITZ WINERY

MAIN ST.

RIVER RD.

BOHEMIAN HWY

HEALDSBURG AVE.

TO

EUREKA

PLAZA ST

WESTSIDE

Monte Rio

CENTER ST

THE

PLAZA

101

Sbragia

Pastori

Silver Oak

Family

Cellars

Vineyards

J Rickards

Route 128 Winery

Frick Geyser Peak

Palmeri Meeker 128

Pedroncelli

Local

MercuryTerroirs

Kachina

deLORIMIER

David Caffaro

Yoakim Bridge Talty FORCHINI Trione Vineyards & Winery

Bella

Amphora

Clos Du Bois

Preston

Papapietro Perry

Vintners Signatures

Truett

Zachichi

Kokomo/

Hurst

TRENTADUE

Peterson

Family Wineries

Robert Young

Raymond Burr Göpfrich Unti

Martorana Rued Francis Ford Stryker Sonoma

Quivira

Coppola

Lytton

Passalacqua

Teldeschi

Hawkes

Station Rd. Stonestreet

Michel-Schlumberger

Mounts

Ridge/Lytton

Dry Creek Vineyard Amista

Mauritson

Springs Medlock Ames SAUSAL

JordanStuhlmuller

A. Rafanelli

Alexander Valley Vineyards

MAZZOCCO

White Oak

Lambert Bridge

Simi

Johnson's

WILSON

Alexander Hanna

Pasterick

Valley Wines

Montemaggiore

Manzanita

Camellia Cellars, Davis Family

Creek

Huntington, Sapphire Hill

FERRARI-CARANO’S Forth

Grove Street

Field Stone

SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD

Michael Bernard

Everett Ridge

Saini

Lancaster Estate

Seghesio

DaVero

Portalupi

MacPhail Family

Vérité/Archipel

Lake

MAGNOLIA

Toad Hollow

Downtown Wine Mill Creek

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

Roadhouse Sonoma

Foppiano

Russian River Wine Co.

Thirty Four North

ALDERBROOK

Limerick Lane

Hawley

Boisset Taste of Terroir

Acorn Christie

Topel ARMIDA

Mietz

De La Montanya

Williamson

Twomey

RODNEY

Thumbprint

Murphy-Goode - Edmeades HAUCK

MATRIX

Selby

STRONG

Stephen & Walker

La Crema

Longboard

J Wine

Pezzi KingVineyards

Merriam

DeNatale

Chateau Chalk Hill

C. Donatiello

Felice

KENDALL-JACKSON

Armstrong

Woods

ARMSTRONG WOODS RD.

GROVE

VINE

DUTCHER CREEK RD

WINE CREEK RD.

GRANT

YOAKIM BRIDGE

BROAD CROCKER

WALLING

101

Freestone Vineyards

Guest Center

ASTI RD.

MILL ST

CHIANTI RD.

CANYON

NORTH ST.

EAST

MATHESON

Korbel

RIVER RD.

116

Marimar Torres

RUSSIAN RIVER

GRATON RD.

Wattle Creek

Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8

DRY CREEK RD.

W. DRY CREEK RD.

HAYDON ST.

MASON

Thomas George Estates

Porter Creek

Gary Farrell

OCCIDENTAL RD.

GOLD

Littorai

Wines

RIDGE

MIRABEL RD.

GEYSERVILLE RD.

WESTSIDE RD.

MOSHIN

VINE HILL RD.

MILL STA.

KINLEY

FREI RD.

ALEXANDER VAL. RD.

Rochioli

Arista

RED WINERY

GEYSERʼS

HOP KILN

Pellegrini

Sheldon

TO

HWY. 101

W. OLIVET

12

PINE FLAT

LIMERICK

OLD REDWOOD HWY.

STARR RD

Vine

Tastings

Copain

LOS AMIGOS

Sonoma County

Airport

OLIVET

RIVER RD.

ARATA LN.

WINDSOR RIVER RD

STARR RD

Mueller

BROOKS RD.

LAKEWOOD

HEMBRE LN.

101

AIRPORT BLVD

SHILO RD.

KENDALL-JACKSON

WINE CENTER

Russian Hill

Estate

Robert Rue

Woodenhead

Martinelli

Hartford

Family

MARTIN

Joseph Swan Tara Bella

Harvest Moon

Carol Shelton

Winery RAY

Hook & Battaglini

Emtu

Ladder

Estate SUNCÉ Inman Family

DeLoach

Russian River Martini & Pratti

Iron Horse Dehlinger

River Road

Sebastopol Vineyards

Occidental Road, Atascadero Creek & Graton Ridge

Dutton-Goldfield

Red Car Lynmar

Emeritus Merry BALLETTO

D&L Carinalli Edwards

Hanna

Taft Street Winery Peters Family

MARTINELLI

BURNSIDE

WATER TROUGH

Sonoma-Cutrer

SLUSSER

ALEXANDER VALLEY,

DRY CREEK VALLEY

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

WINERIES

PINER RD.

FRAUGHT

128

MARK WEST SPRINGS

101

GUERNEVILLE RD. STEELE LN.

CHALK HILL RD.

PLEASANT AVE.

OLD REDWOOD HWY.

FULTON RD

Novy

Siduri

FOUNTAIN GROVE PKWY.

TO

SANTA ROSA/

SAN FRANCISCO

Starlite

Vineyards

TO

SONOMA

VALLEY

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Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, March 25-27

Saturday night’s “Curds, Cooks & Cuvees” dining event features

local chef’s cheese-inspired dishes paired with top wines and

a dessert station that includes soft-serve sundaes.

The 5th annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival kicks into high

gear this year with a slew of new Saturday Seminars, hands-on cheesemaking

workshops, chef demonstrations, and the bustling sampling

of new cheeses, foods, wines and brews under the Sunday Marketplace

tent, plus all of the old favorites that keep attendees coming back

for more!

One of our most popular events is Saturday night’s “Curds, Cooks

& Cuvees” roaming feast. This hot ticket event pairs artisan cheesemakers

with top wine country chefs for a perfect culinary collaboration.

To go one step further each incredible dish will be paired with a

top vintner for a night of complete cheese and wine satisfaction.

Festival favorite chef Duskie Estes (Zazu and Bovolo) returns to join

Jeff Mall (Zin Restaurant), Nick Demarest (Harvest Moon), Janine

Falvo (The Lodge at Carneros) and Sheamus Feeley (Farmstead) to

create cheese-centric dishes paired with wines from sponsoring winemakers:

Keller Estate Winery, Handley Cellars, Fortress Vineyards,

Kokomo Winery, Paul Matthew Vineyards and Sonoma Portworks.

There will also be a panini

station that features Laura

Werlin sampling recipes from

her upcoming book, Grilled

Cheese, Please! Laura will be

pairing her delectable bites

with wines from Gloria Ferrer

Winery.

No dining experience

would be complete without a

sweet ending and we will not disappoint. Our dessert station features

artisan chocolates, dessert wines, port, bubbly, and for the first time

ever: a Straus Family Creamery soft-serve sundae bar.

Also ranking high on the most-popular events list in the weekend’s

lineup is Sunday’s Marketplace. Each year we’ve had to expand the

tent to accommodate more attendees and this year is no exception.

More than 65 artisan producers will sample their local hand-crafted

cheeses, delectable accoutrements, boutique wines and artisan-brewed

beers. On tap again this year is the popular Mugnaini wood-fired pizza

oven churning out artisan cheese-topped pies.

Sunday’s Marketplace also features a variety of chef demonstration

including Mary Karlin’s Fresh Cheesemaking from her soon to be

released book, Artisan Cheesemaking at Home and Kristine Kidd

(former food editor of Bon Appetit) showcasing a recipe from her new

book, Weeknight Fresh and Fast. Chef Jacquelyn Buchanan, Culinary

Director of Laura Chenel’s Chèvre, shares secrets of easy recipes with

goat cheese.

The weekend lineup of Saturday Seminars features industry leaders

such as Janet Fletcher, Lassa Skinner, Colette Hatch and Daphne

Zepos. These interactive, taste-driven seminars offer an array of educational

topics such as the foundational “Cheese and Wine Pairing” and

the exploratory “California’s Rare Beauties” to the immensely popular

“Cheese and Beer” and the

effervescent, yet sophisticated

“Bubbles and Brie”.

New this year is an allday

farm-to-table Saturday

Seminar that begins with a

farm tour and finishes up

with a hands-on cheesemaking

class. The Friday

Karen Preuss, Photography

Farm Tours continue to be a

sold-out success of interest to future cheesemakers and inquiring

cheese lovers. “By inviting our festival guests to visit local dairies and

cheesemakers, we further the nonprofit festival’s mission to support

and sustain our state’s daily and agricultural community,” said Lynne

Devereux, executive director of the festival.

The festival closes out with Monday’s Trade Day (for professionals;

invitation only), which features Ruth Reichl sharing her vision of

cheese in retail, restaurants and homes. Ruth will be interviewed by

author, consultant, and cheese expert Clark Wolf.

The full schedule of events is posted on the website and tickets are

now on sale, www.artisancheesefestival.com/index.html. Follow them

on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Californias-Artisan-Cheese-

Festival/176793496500.

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HEALDSBURG

DRY CREEK RD

101

GROVE ST

Seghesio

HEALDSBURG AVE.

KENDALL

JACKSON

Grove Street Winery

Manzanita Creek

CENTER ST

PLAZA

CENTER

JOHNSON

LINCOLN

GRANT ST

MILL

PRINCE

FITCH ST

MARCH AVE

.

COLLEGE ST

Ferrari-Carano’s

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PIPER ST

Toad Hollow

Vineyards

Poprtalupi Lake Sonoma NORTH ST

Thirty Four North

Winery

Wine Merchants Thumbprint

Roadhouse

Cellars

Hawley

Downtown Wine

Russian River Wine Co.

Boisset Taste of Terroir

The Wine Shop

Plaza

Murphy-Goode

Edmeades

Stephen & Walker

La Crema Winery

Hauck

Selby

MATHESON

TOPEL

Williamson Wines

FITCH ST

Pezzi King

.

U P C O M I N G E V E N T S See page 14 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event information

THROUGH JUNE 30 (Tues-Sun) – "Russian River Good Old Days" Exhibit – 11am-4pm,

free, healdsburg Museum – Scale model of the healdsburg Water carnival and the railroad Bridge. 707.431.3325

MARCH MARCH 11-13 – Barrel Tasting - 33rd Annual – 100+ wineries, 11am-4pm,

$10-$30 – Wine road, 707-433-4335, www.wineroad.com

MARCH 12 – Dinner in the Wine Caves - A Cyrus Celebration – Alexander Valley Vineyards

6-10pm, $100 – chef Jeff Mall of Zin restaurant. contact: lu hughes, 707 433-7209, avv@avvwine.com

MARCH 12 – Annual Seafood Dinner Healdsburg Reserve Firefighter's Association

6-8pm, healdsburg fire Department, Pre-sale tickets at the fire Department, 707-431-3360

MARCH 18-20 (Fri-Sun) – Healdsburg's Downtown Sidewalk Sale – clothing shops, jewelry

stores, bed & bath shops, fine furniture stores and art galleries. 707-433-6935, www.healdsburg.com

MARCH 18 – WineTasting with Miro Cellars – 5-8pm, $12, thirty four north Wine Merchant

featuring a selection of four wines paired with cheese and chocolates. 707-473-0808

MARCH 18 – Russian River Chamber Music's 2010-2011 Season – 7:30pm – free

healdsburg community church – four separpate concerts. 707-524-8700, www.russianrivermusic.org

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Passport to Dry Creek Valley® – A First Class Journey

Passport to Dry Creek Valley ® is an annual

event, sponsored by the Winegrowers of Dry

Creek Valley, ® showcasing the wineries, vineyards

and bucolic beauty of Dry Creek Valley.

More than 45 Dry Creek Valley wineries

are rolling out the red carpet for an exclusive

weekend of new wine releases paired with a

bounty of food from top Sonoma County

chefs. Join in Passport weekend, as wineries

celebrate the magic of their valley with wine,

food, entertainment and the hospitality for

which Dry Creek Valley is famous. Passport

to Dry Creek Valley ® sells out quickly every

year.

Gateway to Passport – A First Class Experience

An elegant evening at the acclaimed Dry

Creek Kitchen and Hotel Healdsburg,

Gateway to Passport features owners and

winemakers of select Dry Creek Valley

wineries – all family-owned – and celebrity

chef Charlie Palmer. Delicious culinary

delights are paired with small production

Dry Creek Valley wines, all to the sounds of

live jazz music. Cocktail attire.

Theme Parties, Live Music and Sumptuous

Foods Paired with Dry Creek Valley Wines

Oysters, BBQ, sculpture gardens, bocce

ball, tightrope walkers, barrel samples,

newly released wines and old-fashioned fun.

All this and more is part of the lively environment

participating wineries create for

their traveling guests during Passport to Dry

Creek Valley. ® Many wineries offer either live

music or entertainment. In past years, this

has included circus troupes, belly dancers

and safari adventures.

Vineyard Tours

Passport ticket holders are invited to walk

the vineyards and experience winegrowing

in this distinct appellation. The featured

vineyards tours will include tours with

Treborce Vineyards, DaVero Sonoma,

Florence Ranch and Sommer Ranches.

Participating winery locales throughout

the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County (a

complete participating winery list can be

found on the events page on the website at

www.wdcv.com).

Gateway to Passport – A First Class Experience:

Friday, April 29 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Passport to Dry Creek Valley ® – A First

Class Journey activities begin at 11 a.m.,

lasting until 4:30 p.m., Saturday and

Sunday, April 30 and May 1.

Because the number of participants is

limited, Passports are sold on a first-come,

first-served basis. This event consistently

sells out. Guests choose their starting winery

at the time of purchase, so early birds have a

greater chance of starting at the winery of

their choice.

Tickets are on sale at www.wdcv.com. To

be on the mailing list and receive information

about this event, and all WDCV events,

email name, address and phone number to

info@wdcv.com.

Gateway to Passport on Friday: Tickets

are limited and are $150 per person.

Saturday and Sunday event tickets: $120

each, including tax, for a two-day Passport.

Sunday only tickets: $70 each, including

tax.

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WINE CENTER

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TO

GUERNEVILLE TO &

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Ty Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu

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Bevan Cellars

Jack London

State Park

Pavo Wines

Benziger Family

LONDON RANCH RD.

Audelssa Estate

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Robert Hunter

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Wellington Winery

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Roche SEBASTIANI

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CORNERSTONE SONOMA

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NAPA ROAD

CASTLE RD. VINEYARD

8th ST EAST

LN.

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Macrostie

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Meadowcroft Wines’ ‘Luck to the Irish’ Wine & Food Pairing

While we may celebrating a few days early, Meadowcroft Wines

welcomes St. Patrick’s Day with a special wine and food pairing on

Saturday, March 12 with seatings at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Our resident

leprechaun, Chef Darby, is a graduate of the Ballymaloe Cookery

School (www.cookingisfun.ie) in County Cork, Ireland. She will be

preparing a classic Irish Pub fare. Needless to say, Darby knows how

to speak (and cook) in Irish! The cost is $18 per person and reservations

are recommended by calling the Meadowcroft tasting room at

(707) 934-4090. No green wine will be served at this event.

The menu will feature Irish Colcannon Soup with sweet cream and

toasted hazelnuts, served with traditional Irish soda bread and paired

with the 2009 Thomas Henry Verdelho; A selection of Irish Farmhouse

Cheeses with Spiced Apple Chutney paired with the 2009

Meadowcroft Chardonnay; and Banoffee Pie, a classic Irish “pudding”

or dessert, drizzled with our Meadowcroft Chocolate Cabernet Sauce

paired with the 2007 Thomas Henry Merlot.

Meadowcroft Wines includes the Meadowcroft, Magito and

Thomas Henry labels. Winemaker Tom Meadowcroft also makes the

wines for the Foyt Family Wines (www.foytfamilywines.com). There

are presently 15 wines being poured at the tasting room including the

recently released 2008 Meadowcroft Sangiovese, the 2008 Meadowcroft

Zinfandel and the 2008 Thomas Henry Cabernet Sauvignon.

The tasting room is part of the Cornerstone Sonoma (www.cornerstonesonoma.com)

complex that features 22 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.

TO

SANTA ROSA

OAKMONT DR

CORRICK

Adler Fels

LEDSON

ST. FRANCIS

LOS AMOS RD

LN

PYTHIAN RD

TO

SANTA ROSA

Matanzas

Creek

Sable Ridge

BENNETT VALLEY RD.

MacLeod

LAWNDALE

Blackstone

PARADISE RIDGE

Ty Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu

VJB CELLARS

MAYO RESERVE ROOM

Family Wineries

Landmark

Vineyard

CHATEAU ST

KAZ

. JEAN RD

KENWOOD WINERY RD

ADOBE CANYON RD.

CHATEAU ST. JEAN

Kenwood

Sugarloaf

State Park

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Bevan Cellars

Jack London

State Park

Pavo Wines

Benziger Family

LONDON RANCH RD.

Audelssa Estate

ERIC ROSS

MOONDANCE

CELLARS

ARNOLD DRIVE

LOXTON

Wellington Winery

WARM SPRINGS RD

MADRONE

AGUA CALIENTE ROAD

R ROAD

Bucklin Old

Hill Ranch Little Vineyards

Valley of the Moon

Robert Hunter

Paint Horse Winery

WARM SPRINGS RD

HKG

ESTATE

WINES

Deerfield Ranch

DUNBA

MAYO

FAMILY

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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Tasting Room of the Week:

Sonoma Enoteca

by Brendan Conroy

If one is searching for a wide variety of

wines ranging in both style and complexity,

come to Sonoma Enoteca conveniently

located on the downtown plaza of Sonoma. It

is a collaboration of a total of ten different

wineries sharing the same goal. Each winery

intentionally creates small productions

usually ranging from 500-3000 cases annually

so that they are able to focus exclusively

on making exceptional wine as opposed to

expanding the size of their yields for the

purposes of distribution. The entire facility

embodies a warm, inviting persona which is

only exemplified by the energy of the very

enthusiastic staff. It is a true gem on the

town’s plaza that allows patrons to both taste

and purchase wines that they would rarely be

able to find elsewhere.

One of the figure heads behind this diverse

union of wine and fun is Fred Favero. Being

accustomed to superb Sangiovese in its traditional

Chianti style, Favero could not find a

Californian Sangiovese that he genuinely

enjoyed. Due to this fact, he decided to create

his own. He now produces roughly 500 cases

annually of his own Sangiovese, Cabernet

Sauvignon, as well as a blend of the two in

his personal wine cave. It originally was

supposed to take a full two years to complete

the construction; however with his own team

and own equipment, Favero completed it in

less than three months. He was also named

one of the top 10 winemakers in Sonoma

Valley last year by the Sonoma Sommelier

Wine Review. Don’t miss his ’06 Cabernet

Sauvignon as part of your tasting. With its

very complex structure, lovely middle palate

into its finish, elements of cedar, tobacco,

blackberry and pepper; it is no wonder that

he was awarded such an honor.

Seabiscuit was a famous racehorse during

the mid 1930s. What people typically don’t

know is the fact that the family who owned

the famed equine also grew grapes. Each of

the wines lives up to its famous namesake.

The 2008 Seabiscuit Ranch Chardonnay for

example would be very accessible even to

those who are typically not fans of

Chardonnay. Instead of all butter and oak

which some critics of Chardonnay have

professed, this wine is predominantly fruit

with just a touch of buttered popcorn and oak

on the finish. It is light, but still has a unique

story to tell.

The main trait that sets Sonoma Enoteca

apart from other tasting rooms in the valley is

its enthusiasm for wine. One walks into a

room practically bursting with an extremely

positive energy and leaves with the same

feeling for the rest of the day. If you would

like more information, visit their website at

www.Sonoma-Enoteca.com and enjoy the

sophisticated nuances from each of the 10

distinct and unique wineries.

Sonoma Enoteca is located at 35 East Napa

Street, Sonoma. Call (707) 935-1200.

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2011 Savor Sonoma Valley

24 Wineries, Local Chefs & Barrels

of Award-Winning Wines!

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association

(HOSVA) announces their

premier event of the year – the 21st

Annual Savor Sonoma Valley

happening Saturday and Sunday,

March 19 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 4

p.m. both days! Twenty-four wineries

throughout the Heart of Sonoma

Valley will be showcasing the 2010

vintage straight from the barrels,

sampling new releases and offering award-winning wines paired with

scrumptious food prepared by local chefs and restaurants.

Meet winemakers, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush

pads, peruse art from local artists while listening to live music, tour

wineries and vineyards, and enjoy a wonderful wine country

weekend. Most importantly – this event offers guests the chance to

take an advance look at what the 2010 vintage is going to be like in

bottle!

This year marks our 21st year and we are so excited to be teaming

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

of delicous foods paired with the amazing variety of wines produced

in our valley.” Said Executive Director Josie Gay. “We invite wine

lovers out to celebrate the bounty of Sonoma Valley! Twenty-four

wineries are participating this year and they are throwing open their

cellar doors for this authentic wine country experience.”

Admission is $55 per person (in advance) for a Weekend Pass,

which includes a souvenir wine glass and access to event tastings at all

participating wineries. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as

this is a sell-out event. Tickets and detailed information may be

obtained online at www.heartofsonomavalley.com or by calling 1-866-

794-9463.

Participating wineries include: Audelssa Estate Winery, Benziger

Family Winery, Chateau St. Jean, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu

Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Family Wineries, HKG Wines, Imagery

Estate Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Kunde Family Estate, Landmark

Vineyards, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton

Cellars, Mayo Family Winery, Moondance Cellars, Muscardini Cellars/

Ty Caton Vineyards, Paradise Ridge Winery, St. Francis Winery, VJB

Vineyards & Cellars, Valley of the Moon Winery, Wellington Vineyards

About Heart of Sonoma Valley Association

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is an alliance of 24

wineries and tasting rooms located on scenic Sonoma Highway where

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

wines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. In the 10 mile

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

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

wineries filled with award-winning wines.

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TO

SANTA ROSA

Sonoma

Enoteca

2nd STREET WEST

Hawkes Wines

Roche

WEST SPAIN STREET

Adobe Road Winery Tasting Room

CHARLES CREEK

VINEYARDS

WEST NAPA STREET

S O N O M A

P L A Z A

1st STREET WEST

ROESSLER

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MAPLE

ANDR IE UX

LEVERONI ROAD

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CELLAR

DOOR

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& HOME ACCESSORIES

– 12 Wineries –

One Great Place

35 East Napa Street, Sonoma

(707) 935-1200

www.sonoma-enoteca.com

Westwood

The Cave

BROADWAY

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NAPA ROAD

1st STREET EAST

SONOMA

ENOTECA

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Mission

San Francisco

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Sonoma Wine Shop

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& WINERY

LEDSON HOTEL &

HARMONY LOUNGE

Highway 12 Winery

Enoteca

Sojourn Cellars

Eric K James

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Welcome to

Counties

1

1

Mendocino

Ridge

128

Claudia Springs Winery

Harmonique Wine

Husch Vineyards

Londer Vineyards

Brutocao Cellars

Philo

Drew Family

Goldeneye Vineyards

Anderson

Valley

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

Boonville

128

Meyer Family

Cellars

ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM

Foursight Wines

Yorkville

Highlands

Yorkville

Maple Creek Winery

128

253

Nelson Family Winery

JAXON KEYS

101

101

Ukiah

Mendocino

Saracina

Benmore

Hopland Valley

McDowell Valley

Yorkville Cellars Jeriko Estates

Brutocao Cellars

Terra Savia

McDowell Valley Vineyards

Duncan Peak

TOPEL

Milano Family

Le Vin Winery

Rosati Family Wines

Pendleton Estate

FRITZ

Redwood

Valley

Parducci, Hidden Cellars

Sketchbook, Zingaro

Cesar Toxqui Cellars

Germain-Robin Distillery

Testa Vineyards

Philo Ridge Vineyards

Whaler Vineyards

Graziano Family of Wines

McFadden/Weibel Family

McNab Ridge

Weibel Family

Rivino

Cloverdale

175

Wattle Creek Winery

Asti

Pastori

Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8

Frey Vineyards

Oster

Barra of Mendocino

Silversmith Vineyards

Elizabeth Vineyards

Lolonis Winery

Fife Vineyards

Lake

Mendocino

Dunnewood

Vineyards

Chiarito Vineyards

Potter

Valley

20

Zoom

Lake County Wine Studio

Lakeport

Finley

175

29

Clear

Lake

Steele Winery

EdenCrest

M. Konocti Growers

Wildhurst Vineyards Kelseyville Wine Co.

Rosa D’Oro Vineyards /Dusinberre

Sol Rouge

Moore Family

Shed Horn

Cellars

Red

Hills

Upper

Lake

Nice

20

Kelseyville

Barclay & Browning

Tulip Hill Winery

Ceago Vinegarden

Cougar’s Leap Gregory Graham

29

Ployez Winery

Hawk and Horse

Vineyards

Brassfield Estate Winery

High Valley

Shannon Ridge Winery

High Valley

Clear Lake

Gregory Graham

Villa La Brenta

Lower Lake

Terrill Cellars

Six Sigma

Noggle

20

29

Middletown

BUTTS CANYON RD

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Guenoc

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Second Annual Kelseyville Olive Festival Features Olive Oil

Tasting, Education, Contests & Fun for the Whole Family

The second-annual Kelseyville Olive Festival, an event which

focuses on the olive industry in Lake County, as well as other local

agriculture, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at

the Kelseyville Olive Mill located at 5625 Gaddy Lane in Kelseyville.

The festival will feature locally produced olives and olive oil,

education and demonstrations, olive oil and olive recipe contests for

amateurs and professionals alike, and a variety of other contests and

activities for the whole family. Vendors offering olive-related and

other local products will be present the day of the event, offering

samples, selling food, soaps, lotions, trinkets and more, as well as

providing educational materials about olives and the local industry.

There is no cost to attend the festival; samples and demonstrations

are free of charge. Wine and beer tasting will be available for a fee.

Several related contests will be held up to and during the festival,

including a Poster Contest, Amateur Recipe Contest, Olive Pit Spitting

Contest, and “People’s Choice” contests, such as the Professional

Recipe Contest, open to professional chefs and caterers, the Olive Oil

Contest and Cured Olives Contest. For details, contact Livia Kurtz at

(707) 279-0483.

The Kelseyville Olive Festival is presented by Rosa d’Oro Vineyards

and the Kelseyville Olive Mill & Wine Company. Both companies

are located in Kelseyville and produce wine and olive oil. For

more information about Rosa d’Oro Vineyards, visit

www.rosadorowine.com or call (707) 279-0483. For information

about Kelseyville Wine Company and Kelseyville Olive Mill, call

(707) 279-2995 or visit www.kelseyvillewinecompany.com.

Event proceeds from the silent auction, raffle, wine store sales and

wine and beer tasting will benefit the Lake Family Resource Center.

The Resource Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency in Kelseyville

that provides several programs in Lake County, including the Healthy

Families Program, Rape Crisis Center, 24/7 Community Crisis Line,

Behavioral Health Services, Early Head Start, Lake County Tobacco

Control Program, Domestic Violence Assistance and the Adolescent

Family Life Program. For more information, call (707) 279-0563.

The Kelseyville Olive Mill is located at 5625 Gaddy Lane in

Kelseyville. For more information about the Kelseyville Olive

Festival, contact Livia Kurtz, Rosa d’Oro Vineyards, at (707) 279-

0483 or visit www.kelseyvilleolivefestival.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN LAKE COUNTY

Holder Ford Team Bass Tournament, Lakeport – March 12-13 – considered by

some sportsmen to be the most popular event on clear lake, this annual event, in its 25th year, has a laidback

atmosphere that draws pro and amateur teams alike. A barbecue dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. on

Saturday at the lake county fairgrounds. the teams especially appreciate the 100 percent payback in

prizes on the entry fees for the event. Sponsored by holder ford and the lake county chamber of

commerce.

(707) 263-5603, www.lakecochamber.com

Irish Feast, Kelseyville – March 12 – enjoy a night of fun where guests will dine on a traditional

irish feast complete with corned beef and cabbage and guinness chocolate mousse paired with

Moore family wines. come dance a jig with the live irish band. $40 per person, 6 to 9 p.m. Must be 21

years old to attend.

11990 Bottle rock rd, (707) 279-9279, www.moorefamilywinery.com

Wine Tasting and Art Show, Lower Lake – March 12 – 19th annual event featuring

wine by local vintners, exhibitions by local artists and live music. Sponsored by the Park Study club; a

benefit for the club’s scholarship fund. $20 per ticket, 6-10 p.m.call for information and location, (707)

995-9316.

Festival of Tulips, Nice – March 26 – 7th annual event will feature wine, food and entertainment

set amid tulip hill Winery’s gardens blooming with thousands of tulips. Admission includes wine

tastings, barrel tastings, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, winery tours and live music. $35 in advance, $40 at

the door. noon to 5:00 p.m. 4900 Bartlett Springs road, (707) 274-9373, www.tuliphillwinery.com

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VINEYARD

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FF COMM

ARROYO

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SIERRA

VASCO ROAD

GREENVILLE ROAD

LIVERMORE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Barrel Tasting Weekend at Livermore Valley Wineries

Livermore Valley Winegrowers Host

Third Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend March 19-20

More than 30 Livermore Valley wineries will offer samples of

wines still in development – direct from their barrels – during the

region’s third annual Barrel Tasting Weekend. Guests with special

event wristbands and official tasting glasses will receive at least one

barrel sample at each participating winery. Many winemakers will be

present to personally pour and discuss their young wines and offer

delicious pairings with gourmet appetizers, artisan cheeses, chocolate

and nuts.

Barrel tasting provides wine enthusiasts of all experience levels

with a fun “snapshot” of how wine evolves—from grape to glass.

Guests will have the opportunity to pre-purchase some of the barrel

wines at a discount, before they are bottled and released to the public

(a practice known as buying “futures”). More than a dozen different

varietals, including the rare Primitivo and Alicante Bouschet and

ever-popular Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, will be offered

for tasting across the region.

Barrel Tasting Weekend takes place Saturday, March 19 and

Sunday, March 20, from noon to 4:30 p.m. each day at more than 30

participating Livermore Valley wineries located in the East Bay Area

of Northern California (less than one hour from San Francisco)

Cost for the event is $30 per person when purchased online at

www.LVwine.org by March 18. $35 per person at any participating

winery during the event. Price includes a take home glass with the

Livermore Valley Wine Country Logo, two days of barrel tasting at

each participating winery on Saturday and Sunday, special activities

and wine discounts, and a Barrel Tasting Weekend map which

includes all wineries that are participating in the Barrel Tasting

weekend.

For more information, call (925) 447-WINE (9463) or go online

to www.LVwine.org.

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FRANCISCO

SAN

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SACRAMENTO

Palomares Vineyards

Dublin

TRI-VALLEY

CONVENTION & VISITORS

BUREAU

580

Little

Valley

Pleasanton

VALLEY AVE

84

Retzlaff

Coyne

Thomas

Longevity

Wines

Big White House

PORTOLA AVE.

L St.

Livermore

John Christopher Cellars

HOLMES ST.

Blacksmith

Square

Deer

Ridge

FIRST STREET

EAST AVE.

PACIFIC

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Rodrigue

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Molyneaux

580

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Page

&

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Concannon

Hidden Vine

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& Ryhan

Cellars at

Marr

Ridge Cuda

Ryhan &

TESLA ROAD

Kent Steven

LaRochelle

Occasio

Nottingham

Creek

Tamas

Las Positas

Cedar Mountain

Rios-

Lovell

GarrŽ

Wente Vineyards

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Orchid

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Bodegas

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Eagle Ridge

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Tesla Vintners

PALOMARES ROAD

Sunol

BERNAL AVE.

KILKARE RD.

680

Elliston

Vineyards

Ruby Hill

ISABEL AVE

AVE.

Fenestra

Winery

Vineyards

Valley Cellars

Livermore

Coyne

Thomas

Winery

Tenuta

Vineyards

WETMORE RD

Eckert

Estate

Winery

Vineyards

Wente

Restaurant

MuriettaÕs

Well

MINES

Wood Family Vineyards*

CEDAR MTN. RD

Creek Winery

Bent

Crane Winery

White

McGrail Vineyards

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Mark Your Calendars: Lodi School Street Wine Stroll, April 15

Ten Life-Size Sculptures by Seward Johnson

will Grace the Streets of Downtown Lodi

The 19th annual School Street Wine Stroll

will be celebrated with the arrival of ten lifesize

bronze sculptures created by internationally

known artist, Seward Johnson. The

sculptures will be placed throughout School

Street in the historic area of downtown Lodi

where the Wine Stroll takes place. More than

25 Lodi wineries will be pouring their wines

in shops and boutiques on Friday, April 15,

from 6 to 9 p.m.

The City of Lodi, through the Arts in

Public Places Funding, is sponsoring the ten

sculptures to be placed on School Street in

downtown Lodi from April 15 to July 15,

2011. Lodi Arts Advisory Board Member

Roger Stafford said, “This is an opportunity

for the Art in Public Places Committee to give

to the City of Lodi an interactive form of art

that will be fun and educational. This art

display also provides an attraction to the

downtown for Lodi residents of all ages and

their out of town visitors.”

The public art exhibit will feature the lifesize

sculptures off world-renowned artist,

Seward Johnson. One of America’s most

beloved sculptors, Johnson recreates life in

our times in vividly realistic bronze. At 80,

Johnson has been sculpting life-like figures

for over 30 years, many of which are nestled

into the landscapes of public parks and

private estates. His sense of humor, and affection

for people, is evident in all of his works

from the little girls reluctantly sharing an icecream

cone, to the tenderness of a mother

reading to her young child. “What I’m trying

to do is draw attention to the simple pleasures,

to show how much fun life is. That is

why there are so many humorous details in

my work.” Johnson captures moments for us.

He holds up a mirror for our reflection, and it

is ultimately one that will make us smile at

ourselves. Details and photos of the complete

collection can be found at www.sewardjohnson.com.

The sculptures are on loan from The

Sculpture Foundation, a charitable and

educational organization dedicated to

providing exhibitions and landmark public

artworks for communities. Director of the

Foundation, Paula Stoeke notes, “The Foundation

is delighted to share these sculptures.

We hope that the community will embrace

the artwork and integrate the event into the

fabric of Lodi, from the classrooms to the

dinner table conversations.”

During the School Street Wine Stroll, Lodi

Appellation wineries will be paired with

merchants for an evening of wine, food, shopping

and entertainment. Guests can taste

award-winning wines, meet the vintners and

enjoy appetizers provided by hosting

merchants. Lodi wineries will share their

special wines and are on hand to discuss their

vintages. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at

the event; designated driver tickets are $10 in

advance or $15 at the event. Lodi hotels are

offering special discounts for overnight visits.

For additional information or to purchase

tickets, call (209) 367-7840, ext. 100 or visit

www.lodichamber.com.

TURNER ROAD

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5

PELTIER ROAD

WOODBRIDGE ROAD

Woodbridge

E2 Family

Winery

Spenker

Winery

DE VRIES ROAD

12

WEST

Michael~David

Vineyard

SARGENT

Ripken

Vineyards

LangeTwins

St. George

The Lucas

Winery

Jessie’s

Grove Winery

Abundance

Vineyards

DAVIS ROAD

WINE &

VISITORS

CENTER

KETTLEMAN LANE

VanRuiten

Family Winery

J10

Century Oak

Woodbridge Uncorked

Akin Estates

Bixler Vineyards

Grady Family

Lobo Loco

Weibel

LOWER SACRAMENTO RD

Borra

Winery

To McConnell Estates

LODI

LAKE

WEST LANE

HUTCHINS ST

Peirano Estate

Vineyards

McCormack Williamson

ACAMPO ROAD

WOODBRIDGE RD

TURNER ROAD

Lodi

LODI AVE

Mokelumne River Winery

12

WEST

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Lodi Wine

Cellars

SCHOOL ST

Grands

Amis

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ROBERT MONDAVI

99

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Dancing Fox

KETTLEMAN LANE

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m2 Wines

99

Macchia

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Siqueira

Wine Co.

St. Amant

Berghold

Winery

VICTOR

Oak Ridge

Winery

Vino

Con Brio

d’Art

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Harney Lane

Winery

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ELLIOTT ROAD

ORCHARD

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Vineyards

Heritage Oaks

LOCKE ROAD

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Harmony Wynelands

Clements Ridge

Bokisch Vnyds

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Crystal

Valley

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GAWNE ROAD

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Delicato Vineyards

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Organic Wine Works

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Heart oʼ the Mountain

Roudon-Smith

Bruzzone

Clos Tita

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680

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Creekview J. Lohr

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Travieso Winery

Mount Eden Vineyards

Mountain Winery

Cinnabar

Big Basin

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Ahlgren David Black Fleming Jenkins

Bruce Ridge

Muccigrosso

Testarossa

Big Basin

P&M Staiger Byington Zayante

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Beauregard

Oscalis

Nicholson

Bargetto Pleasant Valley

Aptos Creek

Storrs Vinocruz

Alfaro Family

Equinox

Vineyards

Beauregard Cava Wine Bar

Pelican

Armida Ranch

Bonny Doon

Copious Winery

Hillcrest Terrace

MJA Vineyards

Odonata

Santa Cruz Mountain

& Quinta Cruz

Silver Mountain

Sones Cellars

Storrs Winery

Trout Gulch

Vino Tabi

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Clos La

Chance

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129

Guglielmo

Castilloʼs Hillside Shire

Morgan Hills Cellars

Solis

152 SARAH’S

VINEYARD

River Run

101

SANTA TERESA

156

Creekview Vineyards

Satori Cellars

Thomas Kruse

Casa de Fruta

Rapazzini

25

BOLSA RD.

SAN FELIPE RD.

SHORE RD.

156

Travelling from Monterey

trAVel tiMe

to MileS (Average) (Peak)

Sonoma county 170 3 hrs 3-1/2 hrs

Santa cruz 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrs

San francisco 113 2 hrs 2-1/2 hrs

Paso robles 116 2 hrs 2-1/4 hrs

Santa Barbara 238 4 hrs 4-1/2 hrs

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SAN JUAN CANYON

156

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Leal Estate

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Bargetto

Scheid

A Taste of Monterey

Pierce Ranch

Wine from the Heart

Figge Cellars

Baywood

Cellars

Tudor Wines

Cima Collina

Chateau Sinnet

Galante Vineyards

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TASSARAJA RD

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National

Steinbeck

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RIVER RD.

Chateau

Julien G16 Heller Estate

Pessagno

Jouillian Vineyards Talbott Vineyard

Boekenoogen Joyce Vineyards/Chateau Christina

Georis Otter Cove & Carmel Hills

Bernardus

Boekenoogen

Chateau Sinnet

Parsonage

CARMEL

VALLEY

RD.

Sycamore Cellars

De Tierra

101

HAHN SLH ESTATES

ARROYO SECO

FOOTHILL RD.

FOOTHILL RD.

Paraiso Vineyards

Manzoni

Ray Franscioni

Wrath

RD.

Hobson

146

Ventana

Scheid

DeRose

Pietra Santa

Calera Wine Co.

Enz Flint

Summerayne LIMEKILN

Pinnacles

National

Monument

25

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

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Explore the Magic of Santa Cruz Mountains

Pinot Noir at the ‘Pinot Paradise’ Festival

Pinot Noir lovers will savor the flavors and explore the magic of the

Santa Cruz Mountains at the seventh Pinot Paradise festival March 26-27

Pinot Noirs from the Santa Cruz Mountains represent the diversity

of micro-climates and dramatic mountain terrain that define the

region. The marine influence and distinctive soils create intensely

concentrated fruit that yields some of the most complex and ageworthy

Pinot Noir in the world. There are six sub-area’s in this winegrowing

appellation- each bearing their own characteristics in their

wine.

Sunday, March 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. the Grand Cruz Tasting at Villa

Ragusa in Old Town Campbell will showcase more than 60 Pinot

Noirs paired with gourmet hors d’oeuvres from some of the region’s

best restaurants. Tickets are $55 in advance, $65 at the door.

Saturday, March 26, Pathway to Pinot Paradise offers a self-guided

tour of the region’s Pinot-producing wineries. Barrel tasting, library

wines and special offerings by participating wineries will be available.

Visitors can enjoy exploring the incredible mountain terrain and

coastal roads as they discover the delightful world of the Santa Cruz

Mountains. Tickets are $25.

Santa Cruz Mountains winegrowers invite Pinot lovers to “Take the

Acid Test” at the 7th annual Pinot Paradise Technical Session on

March 27.

Attendees at this year’s session will discover the many positive

influences of the unique acid components in Santa Cruz Mountains

AVA Pinot Noir. The session will delve into the origins of natural

acidity levels in the fruit and wine and how these contribute to the

age- worthy, food-friendly, legendary Pinot Noirs for which the Santa

Cruz Mountains are known.

Keynote speakers are Dr. Roger Boulton, Professor and Chair of

the Enology Department of Viticulture and Enology Agriculture and

Environmental Sciences, U.C. Davis and co-author of “The Principles

and Practices of Winemaking;” and Greg La Follette, an international

vineyard and winery consultant and currently owner of La Follette

Winery.

Dr. Boulton was named among “the 50 most influential people in

the US Wine Industry” in 2000 by Wines and Vines Magazine. La

Follette is the former winemaker at Flowers Winery, where he developed

wide acclaim as a renowned Pinot Noir producer. He has also

worked with winemaster André Tchelistcheff at Beaulieu Vineyards

and was the consulting designing winemaker for the new U.C. Davis

teaching winery. He will discuss the viticulture of wine and the

management of acidity levels in the vineyard.

The session also includes a panel of four local winemakers who will

share their experiences and offer a tasting of their Santa Cruz Mountains

Pinot Noir. This panel includes: Jeff Emery, Santa Cruz Mountain

Vineyard ; Nathan Kandler, Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards;

Dave Moulton, Burrell School Vineyards & Winery; Jim Schultze,

Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & Winery; and will be moderated by

Nick Guerrero, Vine Hill Winery.

“We are honored to have these speakers share a small part of their

immense wisdom on the influence and management of naturally

occurring acidity levels in premium Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz

Mountains,” said Prudy Foxx, chair of the Technical Session.

Special Pinot Paradise V.I.P. Packages will offer a guided “tour” in a

small group format at Villa Ragusa during a private pre-event tasting

at 1 p.m. followed by the Grand Cruz Tasting. Participants will learn

in detail about the Santa Cruz Mountains and the distinct flavor

profiles of each sub-region as they taste and discuss with winemakers

and/or representatives from the wineries. Cost is $75 and includes the

Grand Cruz tasting. Tickets and more information are available from

the SCMWA at (831) 685-8463, the website www.scmwa.com or via

email info@scmwa.com.

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Vine Hill Winery Receives Coveted CCOF Organic Certification

by Fred Gillaspy

When vineyard manager,

Rachel Ormes first arrived at Vine

Hill Winery, located in the very

heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains

overlooking Monterey Bay, she

immediately saw the organic

potential that the winery’s property

possessed to contribute to

ecosystem health. So began the

extensive process and dedicated

effort that has now reaped the

prestigious reward of receiving

organic certification for the winery

and its estate vineyards by the

highly regarded agency, California

Certified Organic Farmers

(CCOF).

In her focused organic management

program at Vine Hill, Rachel

integrates a number of non-ecothreatening

practices, including

integration of an intensive covercropping

and green manure

program that increases the fertility

of the soil; a pest program where

insect populations are brought

into balance by providing beneficial

insect habitat in

and around the vineyard;

and use of

compost teas and biofungicides

to help

deal with the everpresent

fungal pressure

that typically

prevails with canopy

management in

coastal vineyards like

those at Vine Hill. She does have

some concerns about some

people’s perceptions of organic

winemaking. “Some wine drinkers

associate organic wine with being

bad wine . . . and this simply isn’t

true. Most folks aren’t aware of the

fact that the only difference

between ‘organic wine’ and ‘wines

made from organic grapes’ is the

addition of sulfur

dioxide as a preservative.

Without the addition

of sulfur dioxide,

wine readily oxidizes

and this is what makes

wines go “bad.”

Rachel also feels

strongly about the

significance of organic

farming practices and

how some consumers perceive the

concept of organic farming in

general. “There are a number of

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misconceptions about the differences

between organic, sustainable,

biodynamic and conventional

farming practices. I think it’s

important for the organic

consumer to understand that

there is sustainable farming – and

then there is organic farming –

and they are not always the same

thing,” she points out.

What does this all mean to wine

drinkers The 2010 vintage of Vine

Hill’s Pinot Noir and Syrah will be

their first estate wines labeled

“made from organic grapes.” And

aside from being a powerful

acknowledgement of Vine Hill’s

commitment to the practice of

organic farming and its dedication

to ecological stewardship, as well as

an increasing awareness and acceptance

of the benefits of organically

grown products, it’s also an assurance

that the wine is made under

the highest level of quality standards.

And that means that there’s

something very special to look

forward to from Vine Hill when the

winery’s first releases of organically

grown estate Pinot Noir and Syrah

are released in late 2012!

RACHEL ORMES

Vine Hill Winery is located in

the Santa Cruz Mountains at 2300

Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz. The

tasting room is open to the public

on the third weekend of each

month from noon to 5pm and for

special events and selected holidays.

Tastings, winery and vineyard

tours by appointment for

groups of 10 or more are also available.

For more information and

directions, visit vinehillwinery.com

or call (831) 427-0436.


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST

Explore Wineries of the

Santa Cruz Mountains!

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, April 16th, 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

Paraiso Springs

Vineyards

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 the best part

is the Passport never expires!

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, April 16th or stop by the Santa Cruz

Mountains Winegrowers Association office, 7605-A Old Dominion

Court, Aptos, CA 95003

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King City

Wrath Winery Hosts ‘Que Syrah’

Santa Lucia Highlands’ Top Producers Get Together

to Showcase Extraordinary Syrahs

Monterey County’s Wrath Winery will be hosting Que Syrah on

March 19th. The event is a celebration of cool-climate Syrahs from

the famed Santa Lucia Highlands region. The event gives wine lovers

a rare opportunity to sample and purchase small-production artisanal

Syrah from some of the area’s top wineries including Big Basin,

Boekenoogen, Hahn, Manzoni, Miura, Morgan, Novy, Paraiso,

Pelerin, Pessagno and Wrath. Chef Brian Overhauser of the new

Chef’s Kitchen at Hahn SLH Estate Winery will be offering samples of

his famous wine-friendly cuisine prepared specifically to pair with

Syrah.

The event will be held on March 19, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at

Wrath winery located at 35801 Foothill Rd., Soledad, California.

Tickets are $25 in advance at (831) 678-2212 or at the door (while

they last).

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NO. CANYON

SNOWS

LARSEN

ParaVi

Auriga

Jodar

Mais Fica

Crystal

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Narrow Gate

SLUG GULCH

Fleur de Lys

Oakstone

by the Creek

Winery

Homestead

Barkley

Charles B. Mitchell

Miraflores

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TAHOE

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SACRAMENTO

NuaDair

Winery

Tanis

Vineyards

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WILLOW CREEK RD

TO

STOCKTON

Plymouth

OLD SACRAMENTO RD

104

Jackson

de la Terra Rouge

Domaine

Noceto Vino

49

Convergence Vineyards

49

Vineyards

TKC

Cellars

Amador

Villa Toscano

Serinidad

Stonehouse

Gables Nine

Bantam

Jeff Runquist Bray

YoungÕs

RIDGE RD

Story Winery

Vineyards

Shenandoah

BELL RD

Karly

Cellars

Drytown

Amador City

Karmere

Borjon

Driven

dÕOro Terra

Ridge Sierra

Vineyards

Dillian

Cooper

C G Di Arie Winery

Bella Piazza

Wilderotter

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Amador Country Wine Cellar

Sutter Creek

Scott Harvey

Creek Sutter

Tasting Wine

Renwood

Deaver

OSTROM

Foothill Winery

Amador

Spinetta

Charles

Dobra Zemlja

SHENANDOAH

Sobon Estate

99

219

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Frenz

Le Grand Lapin

Il Gioiello

Fiddletown

Avio Vineyards

CEDAR

LAWRENCE

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108

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Sierra

Foothills

AVA

Sonora

Jamestown

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Miramont Estate Vineyards

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Domaine

Becquet

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French Hill Winery

49

San Andreas

49

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Mokelumne

Hill

Stevenot

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Calaveras

Murphys

Ridge

Lavender

Mountain

Zucca

Winery

Hatcher

Becquet

Domaine

Twisted Oak

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Mariposa

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Newsome-Harlow

Solomon Wine Co.

Ironstone

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS

NAPA VALLEY

A Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5

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 Vnyds – 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 (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

A – 333 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4912 open daily, 10:30-4:30

B CELLARS – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 709-8787 open daily 10-5

Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street,

Beau Vigne – Yountville; 707 947-7058

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; 415 606-6629

Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569

Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866

Black Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860

open by appointment only

fri-Sat 11-4, tue-thu by appt

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5

Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings

Boeschen – 3242 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-3674

ACACIA VINEYARD – 2750 las Amigas road, napa

Explore Wine Country less traveled and experience the beauty of Acacia.

Situated on a country lane with spectacular views of San Pablo Bay,

Acacia is dedicated to producing award-winning, vineyard designate Pinot Noir

and Chardonnay from some of the oldest vines in Carneros.

open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm

707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free)

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open by appointment only

Bouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station rd, napa; 707 252-9065 open daily 10:30-4

Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 first St, napa; 707 226-3976

Bourassa – 190 camino oruga, napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366

Boyd Family – 4042 Big ranch road, napa; 707 254-7353

Sun-thu 11-10, fr-Sa 11-Midnight

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Bravante Vineyards – 300 Stone ridge rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4

Brookdale Vineyards – napa; 707 258-1454

Brown Estate – 3233 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-2435

Budge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280

Buehler – 820 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-2155

Buoncristiani Wine – P. o. Box 6946, napa; 707 259-1681

Burgess Cellars –1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463

open by appointment only

limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays

By appointment daily

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Cade Winery – 360 howell Mountain rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746 open daily 10-4

Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. helena; 707 963-7181

Cain – 3800 langtry road, St. helena; 707 963-1616

Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-5222

Calafia Cellars – 629 fulton lane, St. helena; 707 963-0114

Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer lane, napa; 707 255-1294

Cali 351 – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-6200

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

tours/tasting by appointment

open by appointment only

CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 lincoln Ave, #2 calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6

Cardinale Estate – tasting room, 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-2643 open daily 10:30-5

CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado trail no, St. helena; 707 963-5783 open daily 10-5

Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointments

CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 north St. helena hwy (hwy 39), calistoga; 707 942-8200 open daily 9:30-6

Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended

Caymus Vineyards – 8700 conn creek rd, rutherford; 707 967-3010

open daily by appointment

Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, thu-Sat till 11-8

Celani Family Vineyards – 2230 Big ranch rd, napa; 877 ArDore1

Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-7136

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn rd; St. helena; 707 963-9327 open daily 10-4

CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. hwy 29, St. helena; 707 967-2229 open daily 10:30-5

Charnu – St. helena; 707 963-6045

Charter Oak Winery – 831 charter oak Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2298

Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs road, St. helena; 707 963-1284

Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-5472

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Chateau Montelena – 1429 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-5105 open daily 9:30-4

Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2641 open daily 10-5

Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. helena; 707 968-0625

open daily 10-5 by appointment

Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille cross rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 open daily 10-4

CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado trail, napa; 800 993-9463 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings

Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal ln, calistoga; 707 942-4981 open daily 10:30-5

Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado trail, St. helena; 1-800-793-7960 open Sat 11-5, Sun-fri 11-4

Constant-Diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain rd, calistoga; 707 942-0707

Continuum Estate – 1677 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8100∆66

Corison Winery – 987 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-0826

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open daily 10-5 by appointment

CORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

CORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 948-6512 Daily 10-6

Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. helena; 707 963-3887

Crocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Cuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-2468 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5

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Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig road, carneros (between napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455

Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5 by appt

Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 open daily 10:30- 5

David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190

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

open by appointment only

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

Napa’s newest Classic!

We invite you to come see our beautiful new space,

and taste our stellar lineup of current releases, which features

some of the Napa Valley’s most classic and sought after varietals.

open by appointment 7 days a week, 10 am to 4.30 pm

620 trancas Street, napa | 707-226-1600 | Dominari.com

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

Eagle Trace– 680 rossi rd, St. helena; 707 963-4665

Eeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain rd., St. helena; 707 337-5526

EHLERS ESTATE

Join us in our historic stone building salon and beautiful olive grove.

Open daily, 9:30-4:30 – $25 for a current flight tasting

Enjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points)

All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.

For reservations, call 707-963-5972

3222 ehlers lane, St. helena | for reservations, call 707.963.5972

El Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021

open appointment by only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

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

Elyse – 2100 hoffman ln, napa; 707 944-2900

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Envy Wines – 1170 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-4670 Sun-thu 10:30-4:30, fri-Sat 11-5:30

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

Fleury Estate Winery – 950 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 967-8333

DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARD

eSt. 1860 - leSS thAn 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 fridays and Mondays 10-4 and other days by appointment.

825 fulton lane, St. helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidfultonWinery.com

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open by appointment only

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

FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-tue 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings

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

Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery Tours

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

Haber Family Vineyards – 345 Pine Breeze Dr, Angwin;914 804-9660

open by appointment only

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

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Jocelyn Lonen Winery – napa; 1-800-255-5280

John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711

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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

Kelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000

Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849

Kenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004

Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667

Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 259-5408

Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198

Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 302-2209

Winery open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt

open by appointment only

open by appointment only0

open by appointment

open by appointment only

Ladera – 150 White cottage rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 open daily 10 -4

Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., napa; 707 257-0360 open daily 10-5

Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 larkmead ln, calistoga; 707 942-0167 open daily by appointment only 10-4

Lava Vine – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9500 open daily 10-5

Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-6289

Lokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968

exclusive tastings by appoinment only

open by appointment only

Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-4555 open daily 11-6

LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. helena hwy So. (hwy 29 ), St. helena; 707 968-3361 open daily 10-6

Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings

Luna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 open daily 10-5

Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 255-8864 open daily 10-5

Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 n. St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-6577 open daily by appointment 10-4

MAHONEY VINEYARDS – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 112-7

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK fri-Sat 12-9

Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open thu-Sun 11-5

Marita’s Vineyard – napa; 707 259-5313

open by appointment only

Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-5292 open daily 11-5

Maroon Wines – napa; 707 257-3040

Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490

open by appointment only

open by appointment

Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30

Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030

McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-7777 open daily 10-6:30

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK

Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings

Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage canyon rd, rutherford; 707 225-4367

open by appointment only

Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-0758 open daily 10-5:30

Miner Family – 7850 Silverado trail, oakville; 707 944-9500 open daily 11-5

MJA – 647 greenfield rd, St. helena; 707 963-3394

Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele rd, napa; 707 252-1295

Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993

open by appointment

open by appointment only

MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado trail, rutherford; 800 MUM-nAPA open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours

MurphyVineyards – 395 crane Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2516

Myriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

NAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-2565 open daily 10-6

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK

Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-8011

Neal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800

Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000

Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840

Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717

Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600

Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment

open daily by appointment

open by appointment only

O’Brien Estate – 1200 orchard Ave, napa; 707 252-8463 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5

O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898

Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665

open by appointment only

open by appointment

Olabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30

OnThEdge – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8

Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442

Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179

Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718

open daily by appointment

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6

– 520 california Blvd, #20, napa; 707 944-2339 open by appointment only

Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 hagen road, napa; 707 226-5587

Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504

Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689

Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer rd, oakville; 707 944-1683

Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment

open by appointment

Patz & Hall – 851 napa Valley corporate Way, Ste A, napa; 707 265-7700 open Wed-Sun 10-4

Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-0770

Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 933-8352

open by appointment

open by appointment only

Peju – 8466 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-3600 open daily 10-6

Peter Franus Wine Company – napa; 707 945-0542

Pheonix – 3175 Dry creek road, napa; 877 374-6364

open by appointment only

By advance appointment only

Phifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4787 tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1

Piña Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 738-9328 open daily by appointment 10-4

Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-9777 open daily 10:30-4:30

PlumpJack Winery – 620 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 945-1220 open daily 10-4

Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley rd, napa; 707 965-1246

Porter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980

open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt

open by appointment only

PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30

Children & Pets OK

Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949

open by appointment

Provenance – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10:30-5:30

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

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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

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

open by appointment

open by appointment only

open by appointment

Robert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4

Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177

open by appointment

Robert Mondavi – 7801 St. helena hwy 29, oakville; 707 968-2001 open daily 10-5

Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 open daily 10-4:30

Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004

open by appointment

ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 open daily 10-5

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

fri, Sat & Sun by appointment

Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-877-963-9364

By appointment

Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161 open daily 10-5

Rudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577

Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025

Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353

open tues-Sat by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30

RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5

Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30

Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4

Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592

Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105

Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889

Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980

School House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240

open Mon-Sat by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment only

open by appointment

Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 open daily by appointment 10-4

Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882

Sciandri Family Vineyards – napa; 707 277-4999 x3

Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 open daily 10:30-5

Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings

Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877

Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154

Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990

Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930

open by appointment

open by appointment

fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointment

open by appointment only

Silver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5

Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569

fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by appt

Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 open daily 10-5

Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391

Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283

RAZI WINERY

New tasting room in Napa Valley

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Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirs

Schedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm

3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299

open by appointment

open by appointment

Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848

Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200

Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8200

Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757

Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134

Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188

open by appointment

Daily 10am-10pm

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5

St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 967-9463

open by appointment

St. Supéry – 8440 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 800 942-0809 open daily 10-5

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2020 open daily 10-4:30

Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198

Staglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477

Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441

Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272

open by appointment

open by appointment

By advance appointment only

open daily 10:30-4:30 by appt

Sterling Vineyards – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-fri 10:30-5

Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Sat-Sun 10-5

Stoneheath Winery – napa; 707 257-0701

open by appointment

Stonehedge Winery – 1004 clinton St, napa; 707 256-4444 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-8

Stony Hill Vineyard – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636

Storybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310

Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646

open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt only

open by appointment

open daily 10-5 by appointment

SUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30

Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings

Summit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488

open by appointment

SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings

Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500

Tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823

open by appointment

open by appointment

Tamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6

TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9

Tasting Room, The – at the napa Wine co, 40 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 848-9630 open daily 10-4:30

Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-3593

Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780

Teachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432

Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526

Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340

The Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707

Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504

Tom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267

open by appointment

By appointment only

open by appointment

tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment only

open by appointment

Toolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7

Tournesol Wine – napa; 707 694-6073

open by appointment only

Trahan Winery – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 11-6

Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 oak Knoll Ave, napa; 707 255-7700 open daily 10-4:30

Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 967-8027

Trespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804

ST. CLEMENT

“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”

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2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard Tasting

Save up to $25

2867 St. helena north, St. helena | open Daily 10am-5pm

707-265-5000 | www.stclement.com

open by appointment

open by appointment

Trinchero Family Estates – 3070 n. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 1-800-473-4454 open daily 10-5

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS

Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-1956 open daily 11-7

Truchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153

Tudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947

Tulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

open by appointment

open by appointment

open by appointment

TURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-4:30

Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; (707) 942-7122 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5

Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656

Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by appt

Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 Mon-Wed 2-7, thu-Sun 12-7

V Madrone – 3199 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573

open by appointment

V Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7

V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)

Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours

VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS– 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 ext. 127 open daily 10-5

Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130

Varozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331

Venge – 4708 Silverado trail, napa; 707 942-9100

Verismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463)

open daily 10-6 by appointment

open by appointment only

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

Daily 11-5 by appointment

Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967

open by appointment only

– 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-7967 open daily 11-7

Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174

Agharta Wines – forestville; 707 887-9100

Akoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 481-7377

open by appointment only

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

Alegria Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440

Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900

Daily 11-5 by appointment

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

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

By appointment 9am - 5pm daily

Benziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 707 935-4046 open daily 10-5

Bevin Cellars – 3900 Matanzas creek ln, Santa rosa; 707 332-2918

open by appointment only

Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5, thu-Sat 10:30-9

Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420

open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter)

Bradford Mountain – Poured at cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10

Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7

Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726

Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

By appointment

Buena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5

C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside rd, healdsburg; 800-433-8296 open daily 11-5

Camellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6

Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457

ANABA WINES

Taste award-winning Rhône and Burgundian style wines inside the wind powered tasting room,

a 100-year-old farmhouse. Or picnic on the patio overlooking the beautiful estate vineyards!

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open Daily 10:30am -5:30pm / 60 Bonneau road, Sonoma

(707) 996-4188 / www.anabawines.com

open by appointment only

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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

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

Cellar No. 8 – Poured at Asti Winery, 26150 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5

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; 800-838-4306 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

Christie Vineyards – 851 limerick lane, healdsburg; 707 431-0662

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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

Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt

By appointment only

CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-2001 open daily 11-5

Picnic Area

Chronicle Wines – P. o. Box 1854, Sonoma; 707-255-5862 ext 120

Clarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012

Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle two rock rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 open daily 10-6

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings

Clos du Bois – 19410 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-3100 open daily 10-4:30

Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841

open by appointment only

Collier Falls – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791

Copain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822

Corda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310

D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826

D’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658

Dark Horse – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900

Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt.

open by appointment on

open daily by appointment

Daily 11-5 Summer, 11-4 winter; tours available

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

De La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711

thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

open daily 11-4:30, Mon-fri by appt

De Loach Vineyards – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10:30-5

DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-2000 open daily 10:30-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 open daily 10:30-4:30

Dehlinger – 4101 Vine hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378

Del Carlo Winery – 4939 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-1036

Deux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945

Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Downtown Wines – 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Daily 11-6

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

Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852

open by appointment only

By appointment only

DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2700 open daily 11-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

Dutton Estate – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5

Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 grevenstein highway north, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 open daily 10-4:30

Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 857-1529 open daily 10:30-5:30

Emeritus Vineyards – 2500 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 707 823-4464

Emtu Estate Wines – 6111 Van Keppel rd, forestville; 707887-1239

Winery tour only by appointment

open by appointment

Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6

Ensuenos – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900

Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560

Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 1014 hopper Ave, #612, Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700

open daily 11am-6pm

friday-Sunday 12-5:30 or by appointment

open by appointment

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

F. Teldeschi – 3555 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5

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

FERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6700 open daily 10-5

Gift items. Call ahead for winery tours and wine pairings. Groups by appointment.

FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD

113 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 431-2222 tue-Sun 11-6

Field Stone Winery – 10075 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7266 open daily 10-5

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 10-4:30

Forchini Vineyards – 5141 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8886

fri-Sun 11-4, Mon-thu by appointment

Forth Vnyds – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Forth Vnyds – 2335 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0553

open by appointment

Foyt Family Wines – poured at roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 10-5

Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1462 open daily 11-5

Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756

open by appointment only

Freestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 thur-Mon 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

Grove Street – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs road, geyserville; 707 433-2371

Sat 10-4 or by appt

Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma open daily 11-4:30

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

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Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 lomita Avenue, Sonoma, cA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860

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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 10:30-5

HAUCK CELLARS – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065 open thu-Mon 11:30-5, fri & Sat til 7

Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295

thu-Mon 10-5, tue-Wed by appointment

Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 thu-Mon 12-6

Hawley Wines – 36 north Street, healdsburg; 707 473-9500 open daily 11-6

Haywood Winery – 18000 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020

Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852

open by appointment only

By appointment only

Highway 12 Winery – 498 first St. e, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 open daily 10:30-5:30

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; 707 546-5712 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

HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, glen ellen; 707 938-7622 thu-Sun 11-6

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

Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-3:30

J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm, 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5

J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833

Mon-fri 12-8pm, late weekends

J Rickards Winery – 24505 chianti rd, cloverdale; 707 758-3441 tue-Sat 11-4

J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-3646 open daily 11-5

JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 open daily 10-5:30

Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-5

John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123

Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 laguna rd, forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30

Kachina – 4551 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 332-7917

Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4

KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours

Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 open daily 10-5

Keller Estate – 5875 lakeville hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 thu-Sun 11- 4:30

KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 fulton rd, fulton; 707 571-8100 open daily 10-5

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings

KENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-7102 open daily 10-5

Children & Pets OK

Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 open daily 10-4:30

Kokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30

Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5

Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755

open by appointment only

Kunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-4

La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, healdsburg; 707 431-9400 open daily 10:30-5:30

Lago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-2999 open daily 10-4:40

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 10:30-4:30

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

Locals Tasting Room – corner of geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707-857-4900

Longboard Vineyards – 5 fitch St, healdsburg; 707 433-3473

open by appointment only

open daily 11-6, tue by appt

Wed-Sat, Mon 11-6, Sun 11-5 (closed tue)

LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 935-7221 open daily 11-5

Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours

Lynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 10-5

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

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

Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, fulton; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5

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; 707431-8845 open daily 10-5

Meeker Vineyards – 21035 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 431-2148 open daily 10:30-6

Mercury Geyserville – 20120 geyserville Avenue, geyserville; 707 857-9870 thu-Mon 11-7

Merriam Vnyds – 11650 los Amigos rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4032 open daily 10-5

Merry Edwards – 2959 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050

Michael Bernard – 779 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2900

Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427

MEADOWCROFT WINES

Catch the Buzz

Located in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot that

features a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.

open Daily 11-6 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090

open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended

open daily11-5

open by appointment only

Mietz Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5

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Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek r rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499

MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

MOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30

Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148

open by appointment only

Mueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Sun 11-5

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, Sun & fri 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 – 707 874-9401 open Sat 1-4

Optima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222

open by appointment only

Orchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5

Owl Ridge – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5

Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148

open by appointment only

Palmeri – Poured at terroirs Artisan Wines, 21001 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30

Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0422 open daily 11-4:30

PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 thomas lake harris Dr, Santa rosa; 707 528-Wine open daily 11-5

Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

PARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 open daily 11-6

Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Parmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020

open by appointment only

Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5

Pasterick Vnyd – 3491 West Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4655

Pastori Winery – 23189 geyserville Ave, cloverdale; 707 857-3418

Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879

MOONDANCE CELLARS

Formerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars produces

small lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured by

the winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery.

Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)

Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday

707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcome

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:30

Pellegrini Family – 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244 open daily 10:30-4:30

Pendleton Estate – 35100 hwy 128, cloverdale; 707 894-3732

Peters Family – 2064 hwy. 116 no, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Peterson – 4791 Dry creek rd, Bldg #7, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 Sat-Sun 11-4:30

Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Petroni Vineyards – 990 cavedale road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311

Pezzi King Vnyds – old roma Station, 412 hudson St , healdsburg; 707 431-9388

open by appointment

open by appointment only

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

RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6

Ravenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30

Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4365 open daily 11-5

Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500x107

fri-Sun 10-4:30 or by appointment

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 Sum; 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

Robert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood rd, fulton; 707 578-1601 thu-Mon 10-4

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

open by appointment only

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 12-6

Rued – 3863 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1569 open daily 11-4:30

Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 open daily 10-4

Russian River Vineyards – 5700 gravenstein hwy n, forestville; 707 887-3344 open daily 11-5

Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison rd; Santa rosa; 707 542-3138

Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272

open by appointment only

open by appointment only

Sapphire Hill – 55 front Street, healdsburg; 707 431-1888 thurs-Mon 11-4:30

Saracina/Atrea – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900

open daily 11am-6pm

SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2285 open daily 10-4

Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry creek road, geyserville; 707 473-2992 open daily 11-5

SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area

SEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791

Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal

SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 open daily 10-5

Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed

Sebastopol Vineyards – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5

Seghesio Winery – 14730 grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-3579 open daily 10–5

Selby Winery – 215 center St, healdsburg; 707 431-1288 open daily 11-5

Shane Wine Cellars –novato; 415 342-7926

Sheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755

By appointment

Sat-Sun 2-7 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 healsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-6981 open daily 10-5

SL Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

Sojourn Cellars –141 e. napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753

Daily 10-5 by appointment

Sonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser rd, Windsor, 707 237-3489 Appointments recommended, thu-Mon 10-4

SONOMA-ENOTECA – 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200

Wed-Mon 11-6, tue hours seasonal

Sonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 707 769-5203 Mon-Sat 12-5

Souverain – At historic Asti, 26150 Asti Post office rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5

ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours

St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. helena road; Santa rosa; 707 538-8674

open daily 9-5 by appointment

Staley – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

Starlite Vineyards – 5511 highway 128, geyserville; 707 431-1102 open daily 11-5

Stephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7

Stonestreet Alexander Mountain – 7111 highway 128; 707 473-3333; healdsburg open daily 10-5

Stryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 open daily 10:30-5

Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745

open by appointment only

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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-Sun 11-4, Mon-thu by appt

Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30

TRENTADUE – 19170 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 433-3104 open daily 10-5

Tres Hermanas – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5

Trione Winery – 19550 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 814-8100 thur-Sun 10-5

Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-9545 open daily 10-5

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

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

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 thur-Mon 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

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

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

Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8511

fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointment

XYZin – Poured at geyser Peak, 22281 chianti rd, healdsburg; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5

Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4410 open daily 11-4:30

NORTH CENTRAL COAST

Ahlgren Vineyard – 20320 hwy 9, Boulder creek; 800 338-6071

Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172

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, except closed on tuesdays

125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-4116

VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS

Our wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Room

or through our Wine Club Enoteca.

We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.

9077 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood • open Daily 10am-5pm

707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.com

Sat 12-4 or by appointment

Sat 12-5 or by appointment

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Aptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680

open by appointment only

Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, capitola; 831 462-1065 open daily 11-6

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 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

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

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, Tours

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

Guglielmo Winery – 1480 e. Main St, Morgan hill; 408 779-2145 open daily 10-5

Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 831 335-4441 open daily 12-5

Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133

open by appointment only

Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-8755 open daily 9-5

Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500

Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointment

HUNTER HILL – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294

Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt

J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 open daily 10-5

Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 846-8463 thur-Mon 12-5

Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 847-8827 open daily 10-5

Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551

open by appointment only

La Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104

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 Street, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 open daily 12-6

Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan hill; 408 779-7389 tue-Sun 10-5

Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 fri-Sun 12-5

Mount Eden Vnyds – 22020 Mr. eden rd, Saratoga; 409 867-5832x10 open by appointment only, tours, no tasting

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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

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

Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5

Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601

Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826

POETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478

Sat 11-4 or by appointment

Summer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointment

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 11-5

Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233 Sat-Sun 11-4

River Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112

Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean creek rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244

open by appointment only

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

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

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 Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco road, greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5

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

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 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

Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144

Zayante Vineyards – 420 old Mount rd; felton; 831 335-7992

CARMEL VALLEY

Sat, Apr-oct 12-5 & by appointment

open by appointment only

Special events & by appointment

Bernardus – 5 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 open daily 11-5

Boekenoogen – 24 West carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 open daily 11-5

Boëté Vineyards – 7156 carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 open daily 12-5

Carmel Hills – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 thur-tue 12-6

Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5

Chateau Sinnet – 13746 center Street, carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 open daily 12-6

Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel; 831 620-0645 thur-Mon 11- 6

Galante Vineyards – between ocean & 7th, Dolores; carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-fri 1-6, Sat 12-6

Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-thu 11-4:30, fri-Sun 11-6

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 open daily 11-6

Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 open daily 11-5

Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 fri-Sun 11-5

Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Mon-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6

Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5

Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 open daily 11-5

MONTEREY WINERIES

A Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 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

Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149

open by appointment only

Mon-fri by appointment only

Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 11-6:30

Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 cannery row, Monterey; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-8

Tudor Wines - 315 calle Principal, Monterey; 831-224-2116 open daily 10-8

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-fri 11-5, fri-Sat 11-6

Boekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549

De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176

open by appointment only

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

Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5

Marilyn Remark – 645 river road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, holidays 11-5

Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 11-4

Pessagno Winery – 1645 river road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 11-5

Ray Franscioni – 132720 river road; gonzales; 831 455-1096

open by appointment only

Scheid Vineyards – 1972 hobson Avenue, greenfield; 831 386-0316 open daily 11-5

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

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

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

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

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Ceago Del Lago – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open daily 10-5

Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054

open by appointment only

Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill creek rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146

open by appointment only

Claudia Springs – 1810 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5

Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs rd. n., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651

May-oct, fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt

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 only

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

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 10-5

Guiseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment only

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; 707 895-3216 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

Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5

Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623

By appointment

Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304

open by appointment only

Lolonis Vineyards – 1905 rd D, redwood Valley; 707 485-7544

open by appointment

Londer Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-3900 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

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; 800-564-2582

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

Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5

Philo Ridge – Philo; 707 489-2303

Sat-Sun by appointment

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Ployez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5

Raye's Hill Winery – 3400 chardonnay lane, Philo; 707 895-3439

open by appointment

Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5t

Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5

Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Mon-tue 12-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30, 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 10-5

Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5

Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clear lake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5

Shed Horn Cellars – Socrate Mine road, Middletown; 707 987-4716

Silversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196

open by appointment

Sum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30

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 Savia – 14200 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114

open by appointment

Terrill Cellars and Tuscan Village – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Daily 10-4

Testa Vineyards – 6400 north State Street, calpella; 707 485-7051

Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo

open by appointment

open by appointment

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 Family Winery and Vineyards – 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

Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

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

Rock Creek Vineyard – 4610 green Valley rd, green Valley; 707 864-2471

open by appointment only

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

Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110

open by appointment only

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

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Heringer Estates – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1227 thu-Sun 11-5

Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 currey rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 thu-Sun 12-5

River Grove Winery – 52183 clarksburg rd, clarksburg; 916 744-9000

open by appointment only

Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6

Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30

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

BAY AREA/LIVERMORE

open by appointment only

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; 925 371-8156 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, Sun 12-4:30

Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914

Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800

fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment

thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by appt

Deer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore rd, livermore; 866 561-0838 fri-Sun 11-5

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

Las Positas Vineyards – 682 Pinnacle Pl, livermore; 925 989-0857 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 fri-Sun 12-5

24837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment only

Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 thu-Sun 12-5

Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines rd; livermore; 925 456-2390 May-oct open daily 11-4:30, nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30

Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco rd, livermore; 925 294-8647 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30

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 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30

Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 thu-Sun 11-4:30

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

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

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

Bloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463

Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714

Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900

open by appointmentViano Vineyards

Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm

open by appointment

open by appointment

Hannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5

Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper happy Valley road, lafayette; 925 283-1245

open by appointment

Lolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine Mon-fri 1-4

New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463

Odisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662

Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107

open by appointment

open by appointment

Sat 12-4 or by appt.

Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares road, castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5

Parkmon Vineyards – 55 laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980

Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463

Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279

Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463

Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465

LODI/WOODBRIDGE

open by appointment

open by appointment

Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.

open by appointment

Wed-Mon 9-5pm

Abundance Vnyds –1150 W. turner rd, lodi; 209 334-0274 open daily 11-6

Akin Estates – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

Berghold – 17343 n. cherry rd, lodi; 209 333-9291 thu-Sun 11-5

Bixler Vnyds – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

Boitano Family – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 286-1595 fri-Sun 12-5

Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at clements ridge, 23225 e. State hwy 88, clements; 209 334-4338 fri-Sun 11-5

Borra Wines – 1301 e. Armstrong rd, lodi; 209 368-2446 fri-Sun 12-5

Brice Station – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 727-5280 Sat-Sun 12-5

CellarDoor – 21 n. School Street, lodi; 209 339-4394 tue-thu 1-9, fri 1-11, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5

Century Oak –22211 n. lower Sacramento rd, lodi; 209 334-3482 open daily 12-4:30

Clements Ridge – 23225 e. State hwy 88, clements; 209 759-3850 fri-Sun 11-6

Coliseum – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 747-7733 Wed-Sun 11-5

d‘Art Wines – 13299 n. curry Avenue, lodi; 209 334-9946 fri-Sun 12-5

Dancing Coyote – 3125 e orange St., Acampo; 800 958-8524 fri-Sun 11-5

Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School St., lodi; 209 366-2634 tue-Wed 7-6, thu-Sat 8-9, Sun 9-3

Delicato Family – 12001 S. highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 open daily 9-5:30

Gnekow Family Winery – 17347 e. gawne rd, collegeville; 209 463-0697 open daily 11-5

Grady Family – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

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Grand Amis – 115 north School Street, Suite 5, lodi; 209 369-6805 fri-Sun 1-5

Harmony Wynelands – 9291 e. harney ln, lodi; 209 369-4184 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat- Sun 12:30-5

Harney Lane Winery – 9010 e. harney lane, lodi; 209 365-1900 thu-Sun 12-5

Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 e. Woodbridge road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Mon-fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5

Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. turner road, lodi, 209 368-0880 Daily 12-5

La Bonne Vie Cellars – 29181 S. lehman rd, tracy; 209 836-21856

LangeTwins Winery – 1525 e. Jahant road, Acampo; 209 334-9780

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open by appointment only

Lobo Loco – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 2545 W. turner rd, lodi; 209 365-0261 open daily 10-5

Lodi Wine Cellars/Benson Ferry – 112 Pine St., lodi; 209 365-6622 tues-thu 3 -9, fri-Sun 3-12

The Lucas Winery – 18196 n. Davis rd, lodi; 209 368-2006 thu-Sun 12-4:30

M2 Wines – 1376 east turner road Suite D, lodi; 209 339-1071 fri-Sun 11-5

McCay Cellars – tasted at lodi Wine cellars, 112 W. Pine St, lodi; 209 642-5756 Wed-Sat 3-10

Macchia – 7099 e. Peltier road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 thu-Mon 11-5

Maley/Weibel– at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, elk grove; 916 685-5368

fri-Sun11-5

McCormack Williamson – 3125 e. orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 fri-Sun 11-5

Michael~David Vineyards – 4580 W. highway 12, lodi; 209 368-7384 open daily 8-5

Miramont Estate – 24837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178

open by appointment only

Mokelumne Oaks – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5

Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 e. highway 12 (Victor road), lodi; 209 369-4758 Daily 10-5

Omega Cellars – 13731 n. highway 88, lodi; 209 367-1910 Wed-Sun 10-5

Pasos Vineyards – 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 727-3153 fri 11:30-5:30, Sat-Sun 12-6

Peirano Estate – 21831 n. highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Sat-Sun 11-5

Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent road, lodi; 209 367-Wine Sat-Sun 12-4

Spenker Winery – 17303 n. De Vries rd, lodi; 209 367-0467

St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, lodi; 209 367-0646

Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt only

1-4 by appointment Sat & Sun

St. Jorge Winery – 22769 n. Bender road, Acampo; 209 365-0202 fri-Sun 11-5

Stama – 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 727-3314 Mon, Wed, thu 11-5, fri, Sat, Sun 11-6

VanRuiten – 340 W. highway 12, lodi; 209 334-5722 open daily 11-5

Viaggio Estate & Winery – 100 e. taddei rd., lodi; 209 368-1378 fri-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6

Vicarmont Vineyards – 16475 n. locust tree road, lodi; 209 365-1900 Sat-Sun 12-5

Vino Con Brio – 7889 e. harney ln, lodi; 888-410-Vino thu-Mon 12-5

Watts – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5

Woodbridge Uncorked – 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

WOODBRIDGE – 5950 Woodbridge road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 open daily 10:30-4:30

Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by Appt

SIERRA FOOTHILLS

AMADOR COUNTY

Amador Cellars – 11093 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6150 open daily 11-5

Amador County Wine Cellar– 14207 hwy 49, Amador city; 209 267-0104

fri-Sun 11-6 & holidays

Amador Foothill Winery – 12500 Steiner road, Plymouth, 209 245-6307 fri-Sun 12-5

Avio – 14520 ridge rd, Sutter creek; 209 267-1515 fri-Sun 11-5

Bantam Cellars – 10851 Shenandoah School rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6677 open Daily 11-4

Bella Piazza – 19900 Shenandoah School rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4600 open daily 10-5

Borjon Winery – 10590 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3087 fri-Sun 11-4

Bray Vineyards – 10590 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6023 fri-Mon 10-5

C.G. Di Arie – 19919 Shenandoah School rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4700 thurs-Mon 10-4:30

Charles Spinetta Winery – 12557 Steiner rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3384 Mon, thu, fri 8-4, Sat-Sun 9-5

Clos Du Lac Cellars – 3151 hwy 88/Jackson Vlly rd, ione; 209 274-2238 Wed-Sun 10-4

Convergence Vnyds – 14650 hwy 124, Plymouth; 209 245-3600 fri-Sun 10-5

Cooper Vineyards – 21365 Shenandoah School rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6181

thu-Mon 11-4:45 or by appt

Deaver Vineyards – 12455 Steiner rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4099 open daily 10:30-5

Dillian Wines – 12138 Steiner rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3444 fri-Sun 11-4:30

Dobra Zemlja Winery – 12505 Steiner rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3183 open daily 10-5

Driven Cellars– 12595 Steiner rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4545 fri-Mon 10-5

Drytown Cellars – 16030 hwy 49, Drytown; 866-379-8696 fri-Sun 11-5

Gold Hill Winery – Poured at Sutter creek Wine tasting, 85 Main Street, Sutter creek; 209 267-5838 Daily 11-6

Gold Hill Vineyard – 5660 Vineyard lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522

thu-Sun 10-5 or by appt

Jeff Runquist Wines – 10776 Shenandoah School rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6282 fri-Sun 11-5

Karly – 11076 Bell rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3922 open daily 12-4

Karmére – 11970 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-5000 Daily 11-5

Le Mulet Rouge – Poured at Sutter creek Wine tasting, 85 Main Street, Sutter creek; 209 267-5838 Daily 11-6

Morse Wines/Il Gioiello Winery– 22355 lawrence rd, fiddletown; 209 245-3395 Sat-Sun 11-5

Nine Gables – 10778 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3949 thu-Sun 11-5

Nua Dair Vineyards – 13825 Willow creek rd, ione; 209 245-5567 Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30

Renwood – 12225 Steiner rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6979 open daily 10:30-5:30

Scott Harvey – 79 Main St., Sutter creek; 209 267-0122 thu-Mon 11-5

Shenandoah Vineyards – 12300 Steiner rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4455 open daily 10-5

Sierra Ridge Vnyd – Poured at Sutter creek Wine tasting, 85 Main Street, Sutter creek; 209 267-5838 Daily 11-6

Sierra Ridge Vnyd – 14110 ridge rd., Sutter creek; 209 267-1316 Daily 11-6

Sobon Estate – 14430 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6554 open daily 9:30-5

Stone House Vineyard – 10861 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6888 thu-Sun 12-5

Stoneridge Winery – 13862 ridge rd, Sutter creek; 209 223-1761

open by appointment only

Story Winery – 10525 Bell rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6208 Daily Sum 11-5, Win 11-4

Sutter Creek Wine Tasting – 85 Main St, Sutter creek; 209 267-5838o open daily 11-6

Tanis Vineyards – 13120 Willow creek rd, ione; 209 274-4807 Sat-Sun 10-5:30

TKC Vineyards – 11001 Valley Dr, Plymouth; 209 245-6428

Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5 or by appt

Terra D’Oro/Montevina – 20680 Shenandoah Schl rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6942 open daily 10-4:30

Terre Rouge/Easton Wines – 10801 Dickson rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3117 fri-Mon 11-4

Villa Toscano – 10600 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3800 open daily 10-5

Vino Noceto – 11011 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6556 Mon-fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 11-5

Wilderotter Vineyard – 19890 Shenandoah School rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6016 fri-Mon 10:30-5

Young’s Vineyard – 10120 Shenandoah rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3005 Mon-fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10:30-4

CALAVERAS COUNTY

Albeno Munari Winery – 2690 San Domingo rd, Murphys; 209 728-3436 open daily 11-5

Beaux Chevaux – 466B Main St, Murphys; 209-728-1000 fri-Sun 11-5

Black Sheep Winery – 221 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2157 Daily 11-5

Bodega Del Sur Winery – 457c Algiers St, Murphys; 209 728-9030 Mon-fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5

Brice Station – 3353 e. hwy 4, Murphys; 209 728-9893

fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment

Broll Mountain – 106 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9750 Sat-Sun 1-5

Chatom Vineyards – 1969 highway 4, Douglas flat; 209 736-6500 open daily 11-5

Chiarella Wines – 431 Main St., Murphys; 209 728-8318 fri- Sun, 12-5

Domaine Becquet – 2173 highway 12 east, Valley Springs; 209 772-1303 Wed-Sun 11-5

Domaine Becquet – 415 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8487 Summer thu-Sun 11-6, Winter fri-Sun 11-6

French Hill Winery – 8032 So. Main St, Mokelumne hill; 209 286-1800 tue-Sun 11-5

French Hill Winery – 4888 Main Street, Murphys; 209-728-8022 Winter fri-Sun 11-5, Summer thu-Mon 11-5

Frog’s Tooth Vineyards – 380 Main St. Ste 5, Murphys; 209 728-2700 fri 1-5, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5, Mon 12-5

Hatcher Winery – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 605-7111 fri-Sun 11-5, Mon-thu 12-5

Indian Rock – 1154 Pennsylvania gulch rd, Murphys; 209 728-8514 fri-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-5

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Irish Vineyards – 2849 hwy 4, Vallecito; 209 736-1299 Mon,tue, fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 11-5

Ironstone Vineyards – 1894 Six Mile road, Murphys; 209 728-1251 open daily 10-5

Laraine Winery– 3675 Six Mile rd, Vallecito; 209 736-4766

fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

Lavender Ridge – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2441 open daily 11-5

Milliaire Winery – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1658 open daily 11-5

Muir’s Legacy – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-0500 open daily 11-5

Newsome-Harlow – 403 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9817 Mon, thu 12-5, fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5

Renner Winery – hwy 4 and little John road, copperopolis; 209 785-3649 thu & Sun 12 -5, fri & Sat 12-6

Solomon Wine Co. – 397-A Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8290 Wed-fri 1-5, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5

Tanner Vineyards – 202 Main St., Murphys; 209 728-8229 Sun-thu 1-5, fri& Sat 12-5:30

Twisted Oak – 4280 red hill rd, Vallecito; 209 736-9080 open daily 10:30-5:30

Twisted Oak – 350 Main Street, Murphys; 209 736-9080 Mon-fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30

Vina Moda – 147 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1917 Sat 12-6

Zucca Mountain – 431 Main St, Murphys; 209 736-2949 open daily 12-5

EL DORADO COUNTY

Auriga Wine Cellars – 3500 carson rd, D2, camino; 530 647-8078 fri-Sun 11-5

Barkley Homestead Winery– 8230 Stoney creek rd, fair Play; 530 620-6783 Sat-Sun 11-5

Boa Vista Orchard/Winery – 1709 carson rd, Placerville; 530 622-5522 open daily 9-5

Boeger Winery – 2952 carson road, Placerville; 530 622-8094 open daily 10-5, Summer: fridays ’til 8

Busby Cellars – 6375 grizzly flat rd, Somerset; 530 344-9119 fri-Sun 11-5

Cantiga Wineworks – 5980 Meyers lane, Somerset; 530 621-1696 fri-Sun 11-5

Cedarville Vnyd – 6320 Marestail rd, fair Play; 530 620-9463

open by appointment only

Charles B. Mitchell – 8221 Stoney creek rd, fair Play; 530 620-3467 open daily 11-5

Chateau Rodin – 4771 green hill rd, Placerville; 530 622-6839

Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

Chateau Routon – 2800 omo ranch rd, fair Play; 530 620-5818 Sat-Sun 11-5

Chevalier Winery – 5720 french creek rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-1676 Sat-Sun 12-5

tasting room – 2530 Pleasant Valley rd, Placerville; 888 802-9321 Sat-Sun 12-5

Colibri Ridge – 6100 gray rock rd, fair Play; 530 620-7255 fri-Sun 11-5

Crystal Basin Winery – 3550 carson rd, camino; 530 647-1767 open daily 11-5

David Girard Vineyards – 741 cold Springs rd, Placerville; 530 295-1833 thu-Sun 11-5

dkcellars – 7380 Vineyard View Dr, fair Play; 530 620-1132 fri-Sun 11-5

Fenton Herriott – 120 Jacquier ct, Placerville; 530 642-2021 thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment 11-3

Fitzpatrick Winery – 7740 fair Play rd, fair Play; 530 620-3248 Wed-Mon 11-5

Fleur de Lys – 7696 Perry creek rd, fair Play; 530 620-2246 fri-Sun 11-5

Gold Hill Winery – 5660 Vineyard lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522

thur-Sun 10-5 or by appointment

Granite Springs – 5050 granite Springs rd, fair Play; 530 620-6395 Sat-Sun 11-5

Iverson Vineyards – 8061 Perry creek rd, fair Play; 530 620-7474 thur-Mon 11-5

High View Vineyards – 304 Main St, Placerville; 530 344-8488 Mon-thu 3-7, fri 3-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 2-6

Holly’s Hill Winery – 3680 leisure lane, Placerville; 530 344-0227 open daily 10-5

Jodar Vineyards – 3405 carson court, camino; 530 644-3474 open daily 11-5

Latcham Vineyards – 2860 omo ranch rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-6642

thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment

Lava Cap – 2221 fruitridge, Placerville; 530 621-0175 open daily 11-5

Madrona Vineyards – 2560 high hill road, camino; 530 644-5948 open daily 11-5

Mais Fica Winery – 3395 Kincade Dr, Placerville; 530-344-0725

open by appointment

Mining Camp Winery – 4801 rock Barn rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 thur-Sun 11-5

Miraflores Winery – 2120 four Springs trail, Placerville; 530 647-8505 open daily 10-5

Mount Aukum Winery – 6781 tower rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-1675 open daily 11-5

Narrow Gate Vyds – 4282 Pleasant Valley rd, Placerville; 530 644-6201 fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5

Oakstone Winery – 6440 Slug gulch rd, fair Play; 530 620-5303 Wed-Sun 11-5

ParaVi Vineyards – 2875 larsen Dr, camino; 530 647-9463 open daily 11-5

Perry Creek Vnyds – 7400 Perry creek rd, fair Play; 530 620-5175 open daily 11-5

Picchetti Winery Tstg Rm – 3135 harrison Avenue, South lake tahoe; 530 541-1500 open daily 11-5

Shadow Ranch – 5050 granite Springs rd, fair Play; 530 620-2785 fri-Sun 11-5

Sierra Oaks Estates – 7050 fairplay road, fair Play; 530 620-7079 Wed-Sun 11-5

Sierra Vista Winery – 4560 cabernet Way, Placerville; 530 622-7221 open daily 10-5

Single Leaf Vineyards – 7480 fair Play rd, fair Play; 530 620-3545 Wed-Sun 11-5

Sogno Winery – 3046 Ponderosa rd, Shingle Springs; 530 672-6968 Sat-Sun 11-6

Stone’s Throw – 3541 north canyon rd, camino; 530 622-5100 thur-Sun 11-5

Synapse Wines – 304 Main St, Placerville; 530 626-9463 Mon-thu 3-7, fri 3-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 2-6

Toogood Estate Winery – 7280 fair Play rd, fair Play; 530 620-1910 open daily 11-5:30

Ursa Vineyards –5951 Mr. Aukumn rd, Somerset; 530 647-2646 Sat-Sun 11-5

Van Der Vijver Estate – 7451 fair Play rd, fair Play; 530 620-3210 Wed-thu 12-5, fri-Sun 11-5

Venezio Vineyard – 5821 hwy 49, coloma; 530 885-9463 Wed-Sun 11-5

Windwalker Vnyds – 7360 Perry creek, fair Play; 530 620-4054 Daily 11-5

Winery by the Creek – 8085 Perry creek rd, fair Play; 530 620-2402 thu-Sun 11-5

Wofford Acres – 1900 hidden Valley rd, camino; 530 626-6858 thu-Sun 11-5

MERCED COUNTY

Red Rock Winery – 7326 e. hwy 140, Merced; 209 722-7625 open daily 10-5

NEVADA COUNTY

Avanguardia – 13028 Jones Bar rd, nevada city; 530 274-9482 Sat-Sun 12-5

Burch Hall – 108 Mill St, grass Valley; 530 272-7000 open daily 12-5

Coufos Cellars – 10065 rough & ready rd, rough & ready; 530 274-2923 Sat-Sun 12-5

Double Oak – 14510 Blind Shady rd, nevada city; 530 292-3235

Sat 11-5 feb-Dec or by appointment

Indian Springs – 303 Broad St, nevada city; 530 478-1068 Sun-thu 11:30-5, fri-Sat 11:30-6

Lucchesi Vineyards – 167 Mill St, grass Valley; 530 274-2164 open daily 11-6

Montoliva Vineyard – 15629 Mount olive rd, chicago Park; 530 346-6577 Sat-Sun 12-4

Naggiar Vineyards – 18125 rosemary lane, grass Valley; 530 268-9059

fri-Sun 12-5 or by appt

Nevada CityWinery –321 Spring Street, nevada city; 530 265-9463 fri-Sat 12-6, Sun-thu 12-5

Pilot Peak Winery – 12888 Spenceville rd, Penn Valley; 530 432-3321 Sat-Sun 12-5

Renaissance Vnyd – 12585 rice crossing rd, oregon house; 800-655-3277

Mon-Sat 11-3 by appt

Sierra Knolls – 19635 Kingswood ct, grass Valley; 530 268-9225 Sat-Sun 12-5

Sierra Starr – 209 W. Main Street, grass Valley; 530 477-8282 Wed-Mon 12-5

Smith Vineyard – 13577 Dog Bar rd, grass Valley; 530 273-7032

Sat 1-5 Mar-Dec or by appt

Solune Winegrowers – 16303 Jewett lane, grass Valley; 530 271-0990 Sat-Sun 12-5

Szabo Vineyards – gold fork rd, nevada city; 415 328-5611

By appt only

Truckee River – 11555 Brockway rd, truckee; 530 587-4626 Wed-Mon 11-7

PLACER COUNTY

Baumbach Wines – Auburn; 530 305-0048 Sat-Sun 12-4

Cristaldi Vineyards – 4060 ridge Dr, Auburn; 916 759-1291

Sat-Sun 12-5 by appt

Dono dal Cielo Estate Vnyds – 6100 Wise rd, newcastle, 530 888-0101 fri-Sun 12-5

Fawnridge – 5560 fawnridge rd, Auburn, 530 887-9522

Green Family – 3420 Pine ridge ln, Auburn; 530 888-8866

Lone Buffalo Vineyards – 2682 Burgard ln, Auburn; 916 663-4486

fri-Sun 10-5,tue-thu by appt

(most) Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt

By appointment

Mt. Vernon – 10850 Mt. Vernon rd, Auburn; 530 823-1111 thu-Sun 11-5

Ophir Wines – 7870 Santini lane, newcastle; 916 531-3055

Sat 12-4 until Dec. or by appointment

Pescatore – 7055 ridge rd, newcastle; 916 663-1422 (most) Sat-Sun 12-5

Rancho Roble – 340 fleming rd, lincoln; 916 645-2075

By appointment only

Secret Ravine – 4390 gold trail Way, loomis; 916 652-6015 (most) Sat-Sun 12-4

Vina Castellano – 4590 Bell rd, Auburn; 530 889-BUll fri-Sun 12-5

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