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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 | ISSUE 37, VOLUME 31202256WINE REGIONS32 | SUISUN VALLEY33 | NAPA VALLEYNapa Valley Wineries Map, 44-45St. Helena Map, 33Downtown Napa Map, 34Calistoga, 36-37Yountville, 38-3946 | SONOMA COUNTYSonoma County Wineries Map, 46-47Russian River Area Wineries Map, 48Geyserville Wineries Map, 48Downtown Healdsburg Map, 50Santa Rosa Vintners Square, 59Sonoma Valley Wineries Map, 60Sonoma Plaza Map, 63Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map, 6466 | MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIESLake & Mendocino Counties Map, 6668 | LIVERMORE VALLEYLivermore Valley Map, 6869 | TREASURE ISLAND70 | SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIESMonterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map, 70Salinas Valley Wineries Map, 72FEATURES20 | TASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK: DUTCH HENRY WINERYAmazing Wines Both Above and Below Ground!22 | CLINE CELLARSPlan a Lot of Time to Taste and Explorethe Beautiful Surroundings26 | ON THE COVER: CALIFORNIA WINE TOURSLeave the Driving to the Experts28 | VINTNER’S HOLIDAYSVintner discussions/dinners in Yosemite National Park35 | THOMAS KINKADE GALLERY OF NAPA VALLEY53 | SONOMA VALLEY CRUSH“Hands-On” Harvest Experiences, September 26-3056 | ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDSIt’s Almost Enough to Drink In the View54 | VIANSA WINERYHarvest Party, September 3058 | WINEMAKER PROFILE: STEVE LEDSONLedson Winery & Vineyards72 | LOS GATOS WINE WALKSip, Savor & Shop with 30+ Local WineriesREGULARS6 | WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS8 | NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MAP10 | WINEOLOGY By Len NapolitanoWhat happens after the grapes are picked?12 | CALENDAR OF EVENTSNapa Valley, 12Sonoma County, 14Lake/Mendocino Counties, 18Bay Area, 18Santa Clara, Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties, 18Central California, 19Solano County, 1930 | WINE COUNTRY LODGING73 | WINERY LISTINGSNapa Valley, 73Sonoma County, 77Monterey, Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties, 81Lake & Mendocino Counties, 82Suisun Valley, 83Yolo County, 83Bay Area/Livermore, 844 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NORTHERN CALIFORNIATOEUREKATOREDDING1ElkPt. ArenaFort BraggMendocino8LittleRiver20P P a a c c i i f f i i c c O O c c e e a a n nUkiahWillitsCalpella20253BoonvilleYorkville Hopland128Gualala LakeSonomaSea RanchPt. ReyesTimber CoveJenner29LakeportGeyserville101ClearLakeGuerneville12 •San Francisco1175Half MoonBayCloverdaleHealdsburgBodega BaySebastopol116TomalesPt. ReyesStationMuirWoodsPacificaSFO29101SanRafael1101Lower Lake29MiddletownSanta Rosa280WoodsideKenwoodGlenEllenPetaluma 116n n S S a a801288412Sonoma121Monterey Bay2920San PabloBay58053ClearlakeF r a n c i s c o B a yF r a n c i s c o B a yPaloAltoNapaOaklandSantaCruzWatsonvilleMoss LandingMontereyPacificGroveCalistoga92Yountville37Berkeley84580CarmelSt. HelenaRutherford12121AlamedaSantaClaraVallejo680780Pleasanton880680FremontSan Jose176824Capitola124156TOBIG SUR &MORRO BAY121Hayward680152LakeBerryessaFairfieldSalinasBrooks128 WintersDavisConcordWalnut Creek101580Morgan Hill12Gonzales5Williams16Gilroy5054805SacramentoRio VistaLivermoreTOPASO ROBLES &SAN LUIS OBISPO1215220558099Lodi99StocktongETTiNg To NAPA TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Sonoma 15 23minsSan Francisco 48 1hrMonterey 152 2hrs 45minsLos Angeles 400 6hrs 20minsgETTiNg To SoNoMA TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Napa 15 23minsHealdsburg 38 54minsSan Francisco 45 1 hrMonterey 161 3hrsLos Angeles 410 6hrs 30minsgETTiNg To HEALdSBuRg TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Sonoma 38 54minsNapa 56 1hr 10minsSan Francisco 69 1hr 22minsMonterey 184 3hrs 20minLos Angeles 442 7hrsManteca50 PlacervilleSutterCreek5Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW88Oakdale4TOLOS ANGELES4949AngelsCampChineseCampJacksonJamestowngETTiNg To MoNTEREY TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Sonoma 162 3hrsNapa 153 2hrs 45minsSan Francisco 114 2hrs 10minsSan Jose 73 1hrs 20minsPaso Robles 117 2hrsLos Angeles 321 5hrs 30minsgETTiNg To SAN JoSE TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Sonoma 90 1hr 50minsNapa 86 1hr 35minsSan Francisco 48 1 hrMonterey 73 1hr 20minsLos Angeles 340 5hrs 30minsTORENOTOLAKE TAHOETOYOSEMITE99


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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 Rby Len NapolitanoWhat happens after the grapes are picked?Since September, wineries in California and throughout theNorthern Hemisphere have been engaged in their most critical tasksof the year. The decisions they make during this busy period of fourto eight weeks will play an important role in how their wines willperform when released to the public a year from now, in the case ofmany white wines, and up to four years from now for full-bodiedred wines.While temperatures rose in spring and summer, grapes becamesweeter, while their acidity and tartness decreased. In August,winemakers checked the concentration of sugar in the grapes at leastonce a day, waiting for the optimum time to take grapes from thevines and begin the winemaking process.Picking grapes early will mean a little higher acidity in the wineand a lower alcohol level. However, if picked too soon, someunwanted flavors and off-odors could end up in the final wine. Waittoo long to pull the grapes and the winemaker runs the risk offermenting overripe grapes that leave too high a level of residualsugar in the wine, or produce too high a level of alcohol, creating anunbalanced wine.Learn more about wine!For past Wineology columns,scan the QR code with yoursmart phone application or go towww.winecountrythisweek.comand search “Wineology.”In addition to checking the sweetness in the grapes, the phenoliccompounds must also be mature enough for picking. These are thechemical compounds that produce the wine components of color,tannin and flavor.Once picked, red wine grapes are separated from their stems andgently crushed in order to release the juice. For white wines, thegrapes are not crushed, but pressed with the stems still intact so thatthe juice from the grapes can be immediately separated from contactwith the skins and pumped into a fermenting vat.A fermenting tank will be filled about three-fourths to the top toallow room for carbon dioxide gas to be released from the juice. Thetemperature of the wine will naturally rise during fermentation andit is critical that the temperature range be controlled carefully. If leftto rise too high, the wine will end up with an unpleasant, burntflavor.Once the primary fermentation of red wine ends, and more juiceis squeezed from the skins through a process called pressing, thejuice will be transferred to another vat, or barrel. With each transferlike this, called “racking”, the wine becomes clearer. Most red wineswill settle down in barrels for a period of eight to 24 months beforebeing bottled and released to the public.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 contactwith 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 ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.10Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK100% Organic Grapes, Estate Grown Napa Valley WinesHill Wine Company Specializes in small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc to ensure the highest quality wines.Come sit back relax and taste the difference in our wines at the estatecraftsman tasting room or walk our estate olive orchard and grounds.Of every bottle sold, a portion is donated to the ASPCAOpen Daily 10am-5pm707-963-7000club@hillwinecompany.comwww.hillwinecompany.com1001 Silverado Trail South, St Helena CA 94574ODETTE ESTATEWelcome to Odette Estate, Stags Leap District newest winery.We invite you to visit our vibrant tasting room.Open daily for tastings 10:30 am – 4 pm by appointment.To schedule your visit please call 707.224.7533or visit www.odetteesate.com.ODETTE ESTATE WINERY5998 SILVERADO TRAIL NAPA, CA 94558Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com11


CALENdAR oF EvENTS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGNapa Valley Wine TrainNapa, www.winetrain.com, 800-427-4124• Sept 21: Vintner’s Lunch, Eagle Eye• Oct 11: Sip & Supper, Whitehall Lane Winery• Oct 13, 27: Grill the ChefONGOINGLive Music Fridays at Taste at OxbowNapa, time varies, 707-265-9600, www.tasteatoxbow.comONGOINGSeminars & Tastingsat Merryvale VineyardsSt. Helena, 10am-6:30pm, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-7777• Merryvale tasting, $15• Reserve tasting, $35• Wine Sensory Seminar, $45, Fridays 12pm or by appt• Wine & Cheese Experience, $45, by appt• Sommelier Grand Reserve Tasting, $65, by apptONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSBarrel Tasting & Tours at ReataBarrel tasting: 11am, 2pm & by appointment, Tours by appointmentNapa, www.reatawines.com, 707-254-8673x119ONGOINGJefferson House Reserve RoomTasting at Monticello VineyardsNapa – Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley, $25RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.comONGOINGV. Sattui WinerySt. Helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774• Classic tasting, daily, $5• Premium tasting, daily, $10• Food & wine pairing, Mon-Thu, $18• Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25• Italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses• Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more• Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar• 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic groundsONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSFood & Wine Pairings at Etude WineryNapa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/memberswww.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300ONGOINGTours & Tasting at ZD WinesRutherford, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com• Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4:30pm• Premier Tasting, $20, daily 10am-4:30pm• Private Group Tasting, $25, by appt• Cellar Tour & Tasting, $40, by appt• Vineyard View Tasting, $75, by appt• Abacus Tasting, $650, by appt• Wine Train, $199ONGOINGTours and Tastingsat William Hill Estate WineryNapa, 10am-5pm, by appt., www.williamhillestate.com, 707-265-3024• Taste the Napa Valley, $12• Taste the Silverado Bench, $20• Estate Exclusives, $25• Intro to William Hill Estate Tour and Tasting, $25• The William Hill Estate Experience Tour and Tasting, $40ONGOINGVineyard & Winery Toursat Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt)www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659x620ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti WineryNapa, www.andrettiwinery.com, 877-386-5070x227• Individual Tastings, $15• Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $20/person by appointment• Vineyard Tours, $20/person by appointmentONGOINGTasting at Grgich Hills EstateRutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pmwww.grgich.com, 707-963-2784ONGOINGTastings & Tours at Artesa WineryNapa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com• Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40• Daily Guided Tours• Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40ONGOINGEducational Tours & Wine Tastingat Castello di AmorosaCalistoga, www.castellodiamorosa.com, RSVP, 707-967-6272• Regular tour & tasting• Reserve tour & tasting• Tasting only• Young adult tours• Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP toursONGOINGTastings at St. SupéryRutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-942-0809• Vineyard to Glass• Cellar Tour, Fridays, 2pm, $50• Dollarhide Library Tasting, daily, $35• Élu Library Tasting, daily, $35ONGOINGWine Tasting Experiences at Benessere VineyardsSt. Helena, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt 707-963-5853x105• Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10• Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15• Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15• Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20• Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15ONGOINGJoseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & SeminarsAn opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, exceptInsignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. Terrace tastings daily, $25RSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.josephphelps.com• Insignia Blending • Wine Aroma Challenge• Single Vineyard Cabernets • Napa Valley Rocks• Barrel SeminarONGOINGVIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory TourBourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appointment, $15 mid-week specialMention this listing, www.bourassavineyards.com, 800-499-2366ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Clos du ValNapa, daily 10am-5pm, www.closduval.com, 800-993-9463• Classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine.• Reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine.• Tours by appointment with 24 hour advance noticeONGOINGVisitor Programs at Robert Mondavi WineryFor details, www.robertmondavi.com, 888-RMONDAVI x2• The Signature Tour & Tasting• The Wine Tasting Basics• The Exclusive Cellar Tasting• Tasting Beyond the Basics• The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & LunchONGOINGTastings at Silverado VineyardsNapa, www.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611• Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, by appt, $75• Library Tasting, by appt, $75• Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$15, Premier/$25• Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, by appt, $25• Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, by appt, $20/tour, $25/tour & tastingSECOND SUNDAYSSecond Sunday Supper ClubAVIA Napa, Napa, 5:30-7pm, $110www.aviahotels.com, 707-224-3900ONGOINGNapa Valley MuseumYountville, www.NapaValleyMuseum.org, 707-944-0500• Oct 5: Tidal by Gail Chase Bien and As Above, So Below by Roger JordanOpening Reception• Oct 12: Red Hot Ruby Gala• Oct 13: Family Fun Day, Faux Stained Glass Leaf CollageONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, Napa, www.nvoh.org, 707-226-7372• Sept 21: National Circus of the People’s Republic of China• Sept 22: Ballet Folklorico de Napa• Sept 25: Tuesday Night Flicks, Grand Hotel• Oct 2: Documentary Film: Precious Knowledge• Oct 3: Septeto Nacional de Cuba• Oct 5: Vintner’s Lunch, Grgich Hills Estate• Oct 6: Sing-A-Long Grease• Oct 9: Café Theatre Comedy, Greg Hahn• Oct 11: Acoustic Africa• Oct 14: In The Footsteps of DjangoONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room WinesNapa, 5-9pm, www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378• Sept 20: 2001 Bordeaux Tasting• Sept 21: Wine Advocate 93 and Higher Tasting• Sept 27: Pinot Noir Fan Club of Napa Valley• Sept 28: Catalonia Wine Tasting• Oct 5: Northern Italian Reds• Oct 12: “Mountain Wine” TastingONGOINGTasting Events at Wineries of Napa ValleyNapa Town Center, Napa, check website for times & priceswww.napavintages.com, 707-253-9450ONGOINGdi RosaNapa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991• Ongoing through Sept 23: Entering the Wild• Sept 22: Art & Nature HikeUPCOMING• Daily: Valley First Tour• Daily: Grgich Hills Estate Winery Tour• Fri-Sun: Domaine Chandon Winery Tour• Sat: Valley’s only Evening Winery Tour• Mon-Thu: Ambassador Winery Tour• Sep 7: Vintner’s Lunch, Benessere• Sep 8, 29: Grill the Chef• Sep 13: Sip & Supper, Swanson Vineyards• Sep 14: Murder Mystery12 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | CALENdAR oF EvENTSMeet Tim CotterillOctober 6, 1-5pmMeet the artist of thesewhimsical bronze frogs.Tim will be here to unveil Cabbyand sign his unique works of art.Like the perfect Cabernet, Cabby features:• strong legs that linger• full bodied and well balanced characteristics• brilliant red cherry and luscious plum purple tonesOpen daily 10am-5:30pm | V Marketplace6525 Washington St. | Yountville, CA707.945.0145 | www.NorthBayGallery.netNewRelease!“CABBY”Bronze FrogOnly 100 to be madeprice $475Call to order yours!888-515-0145Celebrate the Beautyof Harvest with Uswww.WineCountryThisWeek.comV. Sattui Winery& Italian MarketNapa ValleyOver a Dozen90+ P oint RatedWinesWine SpectatorConnoisseur’s GuideWine EnthusiastAr tisan Deli& Market200+ CheesesHouse-made Sandwiches,Panini & SaladsTree-shadedPicnic GroundsFamousWeekendBBQthrough fallwines sold exclusivelyatthe wineryfamily-owned since1885 13


CALENdAR oF EvENTS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKONGOINGLive at Uptown TheatreNapa, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, 707-259-0123• Sept 21: Blues Traveler• Sept 22: Ozomatli• Sept 30: Aimee Mann• Oct 3: The Outlaws• Oct 7: Steve Vai• Oct 8: Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience• Oct 13: Sylvia Browne, The World’s Most Renowned Psychic & Spiritual Teacher• Oct 14: Dark Star OrchestraONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Night Pulse TastingsACME Fine Wines, St.Helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440ONGOING FRIDAYSBubbles Bar at 1313 MainNapa, 9pm-12am, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 6Creatures ExhibitECHO Gallery, Calistoga, 707-812-2201ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSBarrel Tasting at Charles Krug WinerySt. Helena, 2-4:30pm, $15www.charleskrug.com, 707-967-2297ONGOING WEDNESDAYSWinemaker Wednesdays at 1313 MainNapa, 6-8pm, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313• Sept 19: Crocker & Starr• Sept 26: Two ShepherdsONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 14Ancient Myths & Vineyard Light atMumm NapaRutherford, www.mummnapa.com, 800-MUM-NAPAONGOING THROUGH OCTOBERDinner & Movie Night SeriesFlora Springs Winery, St.Helena, $99, www.florasprings.com, 707-967-6723• Sept 29: A Good YearONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBERFriday Evening Twilight Tastingsin the Grove at Ehlers EstateSt. Helena, 5:30-7:30pm, $35, members/free, RSVPwww.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27Thursday Night Live at Somerston Wine Co.Great wine, live music and a food truck!Yountville, 6-9pm, no cover charge. www.somerstonwineco.com, 707-944-8200ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 29Drawn from Nature: Napa Artists, Patti Wessman &Maash PascalThe Grand Hand Gallery, Napawww.thegrandhand.com, 707-253-2551SEPTEMBER 20, 27Old Fashioned Harvest StompSchweiger Vineyards, St. Helena, 10am-2pm, $150, $125/memberswww.schweigervineyards.com, RSVP, 707-963-4882SEPTEMBER 21Andretti Winery CelebratesWine & Cuisine with DinnerJoin Chef Chiara Lacoviello in the Courtyard, Napa, $95, 7pmwww.andrettiwinery.com, RSVP, 888-460-8463x229SEPTEMBER 21-22Wine Club Harvest Pick Up Party atRaymond VineyardsSt. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 707-963-3141SEPTEMBER 22Summers Harvest Experience& Lobster FeedSummers Estate Wines, Calistoga, 11am-3pm, $80/members, $95www.summerswinery.com, 707-942-5508SEPTEMBER 22Napa Valley Harvest Dinner in theCask Room at MerryvaleSt. Helena, 7pm, $150www.merryvale.com, RSVP, 800-326-6069x429SEPTEMBER 22Harvest Celebration & Stomp atCastello di AmorosaCalistoga, $95/members, $115/guestswww.castellodiamorosa.com, RSVP, 707-967-6274SEPTEMBER 2213th Annual Mount Veeder AppellationWine TastingThe Hess Collection Winery, Napa, 1-4pm, $60, www.mtveederwines.comSEPTEMBER 2212th Annual Cruisin’ Calistoga Beer & Wine FestivalNapa County Fairgrounds, Calistogawww.win-rods.com, 707-942-1473SEPTEMBER 22Vertical Tasting & 2009 Cabernet SauvignonReserve Release PartyRobert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, 1-3pm Vertical Tasting, 3-5pm Release Partywww.robertmondavi.com, 707-968-2001SEPTEMBER 28TGIF FridaysPine Ridge Vineyards, Napa, 5-7pmwww.pineridgevineyards.com, 707-252-9777SEPTEMBER 29Peju Harvest Tasting & Vineyard DinnerRutherford, 5:30-10:30pm, $195, $175/memberswww.peju.com, 800-446-7358SEPTEMBER 29Andretti Winery CelebratesWine & Cuisine with LunchJoin Chef Chiara Lacoviello in the Courtyard, Napa, $70, 12pmwww.andrettiwinery.com, RSVP, 888-460-8463x229SEPTEMBER 29Lobster Feed & Harvest Partyat Sequoia GroveNapa, www.sequoiagrove.com, 800-851-7841OCTOBER 4, 6, 11Old Fashioned Harvest StompSchweiger Vineyards, St. Helena, 10am-2pm, $150, $125/memberswww.schweigervineyards.com, RSVP, 707-963-4882OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 2625th Anniversary Celebrating SparklingWine at Domaine CarnerosNapa, 3-4:30pm, $55, RSVP requiredwww.domainecarneros.com, 707-257-0101x135OCTOBER 6Crush Party at V. Sattui WinerySt. Helena Winery, 6:15-9:30pm, $79/members, $89www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774OCTOBER 6Grape Stomp at ArtesaNapa, 11:30am, $65, Club Member Eventwww.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309OCTOBER 6Ehlers Estate AnnualWine Club Harvest PartySt. Helena, 5:30-7:30pm, $30, members & one guest/freewww.ehlersestate.com, RSVP, 707-963-5972OCTOBER 6Harvest Party at Reynolds Family WineryNapa, 6-9pm, www.reynoldsfamilywinery.com, RSVP, 707-258-2558OCTOBER 6Di Rosa Art Preserve Tour & Lunch atAcacia WineryNapa, www.acaciavineyard.com, 877-226-1700x2OCTOBER 6Wine Club Stomp Party at Grgich Hills EstateNapa, www.grgich.com, 800-532-3057OCTOBER 6Andretti Winery’s Artist in Residence Series:Edmund Ian GrantNapa, 10am-4:30pm, www.andretti.com, 707-259-6777x229OCTOBER 6Andretti Winery Starlight DinnerNapa, 6-10pm, www.andretti.com, 707-259-6777x229OCTOBER 6‘Cabby’ Release Event at North Bay GalleryTim Cotterill, aka Frogman will unveil his latest whimsical bronze frog, ‘Cabby’A fun day with great wine, friends & lots of Frogs! V Marketplace, Yountville1-5pm, 707-945-0145, www.NorthBayGallery.netOCTOBER 6Bennett Lane Wine Club Harvest PartyCalistoga, 12-4pm, www.bennettlane.com, 877-MAX-NAPAOCTOBER 6Les Violettes Concert: Buxtehude, Bach’sInspiration at Grgich Hills EstateRutherford, 11am, $20/members, $25, www.grgich.com, 800-532-3057OCTOBER 6Harvest Celebration at BeringerSt. Helena, www.beringer.com, 707-963-8989OCTOBER 6Cooking Class: Fun Cooking with Chef Sarah ScottCedar Gables Inn, Napa, 4-8pm, $160www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969OCTOBER 7Harvest Blessing at Judd’s Hill WineryNapa, www.juddshill.com, 707-255-2332OCTOBER 127th Annual Pink PartyDomaine Chandon, Yountville, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280OCTOBER 13Beauzeaux Celebration at Beaulieu VineyardsRutherford, 11am-1pm, $45, Member exclusive eventwww.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896OCTOBER 13Oktober Franc FestPeju Province Winery, Rutherford10:30am-3pm, www.peju.com, 800-446-7358OCTOBER 14China: A Wild New Wine Frontier!Artist PresentationMumm Napa, Rutherford, 4-5:30pmwww.mummnapa.com, RSVP, 707-967-7740OCTOBER 14Profile Club 12th Annual Harvest Partyat Merryvale VineyardsSt. Helena, 1-4pm, free/members, $25/guestswww.merryvale.com, RSVP, 877-887-4463OCTOBER 14Harvest Party at Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 707-963-3141SONOMA COUNTYONGOINGLive Music at Centre du VinLedson Hotel, Sonoma, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779• Sept 22: Dan Daniels & Jack Pollard• Sept 29: TBA• Oct 5: Dan Daniels & Nicky DePaola• Oct 6: Dan Daniels & Jack Pollard• Oct 13: Jess PettyONGOINGPrivate Tastings at Viansawww.viansa.com, 800-995-7470• Italian Wine & Cheese Pairing10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment, $10/members, $25• Reserve Wine & Food Pairing10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment, free/members, $45ONGOINGReserve Wine & Food PairingPrivate Tasting at ViansaSonoma, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointmentwww.viansa.com, 800-995-7470, free/members, $45ONGOINGVineyard Walk & Photography Workshopat B.R. Cohn WineryGlen Ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x12314 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | CALENdAR oF EvENTSONGOINGExclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn WineryGlen Ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123ONGOINGPrivate Wine Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WineryHealdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40ppby appointment, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700• Scentiments – Test your Smell Memory• White Wine Lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses• King of Reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates• Matchmaker – wine and food pairing• PreVail Tasting – wines paired with Artisan Charcuterie plate• Cabernet Terroir Tasting – comparison wines from different elevationsONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSTaste with the Count at Buena VistaA 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20A 90-minute “Taste with the Count” with Reserve Buena Vista wines in “theCount’s Lair” by the Count. 2pm, $45, RSVP, 800-926-1266ONGOINGWine and Food Pairingat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WineryHealdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines withthe perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGFree Guided Winery Tourat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WineryHealdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGGroup Private Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WineryHealdsburg – Includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar,by appointment. $20 per person, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGFood and Wine Pairingat the Mayo Reserve Room9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting$35, Reservations recommended, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-833-5504ONGOINGWine Experiences at Chateau St. JeanKenwood – Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointmentwww.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258• Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar, Eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75• Cinq Cépages Component Tasting, Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25• Private VIP Wine Tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour• Box Lunch Prgram with TourONGOINGTerroir & History Tour at Chateau St. JeanKenwood – A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.Complimentary, 11am-2pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134ONGOINGGuided Winery Tours at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256ONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-JacksonFulton – Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25www.kj.com, 707-571-7500ONGOINGCarneros Bistro & Wine Bar IntroducesThematic Wine ProgramHonoring great local wine makers. Plus, each Thursday, 6:30-8pm celebritywine-tenders. The Lodge at Sonoma, RSVPwww.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042ONGOINGTours, Tastings & Seminarsat St. Francis WinerySanta Rosa – Ten person minimum, Call for more information & reservations888-675-WINE(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com• Charcuterie, daily 11am-4pm, $25/$20 club members• Wine & Food Pairing, $35/$28 club membersLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!15


CALENdAR oF EvENTS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKONGOING SUNDAYSSunday Brunch at the Centre du VinLedson Hotel, Sonoma, 9am-1pm, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779ONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz WineryCloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairingwww.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH50 Mile AV Vintner's DiningGlen Ellen – Barrel tasting & Old Vine Pinot Noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard.Foods sourced locally. 4-7pm, ashtonwines.com, RSVP, 707-935-3456ONGOING THURSDAYSThirsty Thursdays at AnabaSonoma – Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your winetasting. 4-5:30pm, www.anabawines.com, 707-996-4188ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAYUnique Food & Wine Pairingsat HKG Tasting RoomGlen Ellen, 12-6pm, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-938-7622ONGOINGMoondance Cellars &Orchard Station WinesGlen Ellen – Paired with Wine Country Chocolates Truffle Tastes, $10www.moondancecellars.com, 707-938-7550ONGOING WEDNESDAY-SATURDAYLive Music at Cellars of SonomaSanta Rosa, 7:30-10:30pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826• Wed: Ricky Allan Ray• Thur: Dustin Saylor• Fri: John Pita• Sat: Robert Herrera & Billy Kingsborough (alternate every other Saturday)SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTHComedy Night at Cellars of SonomaSanta Rosa, 8:15-9pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826ONGOING SATURDAYSJazz it up Wine & Concert SeriesFerrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard, Healdsburg, 4-6pmwww.seasonofthevineyard.com, 707-431-2222• Sept 29: Ami Molinelli’s Trio Brazil• Oct 13: Jazz Mirage QuartetONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBERSummer Music Series at Sebastiani WinerySonoma, 6-9pm, www.sebastiani.com, 707-933-3230• Sep 21: BackTrax• Sep 28: The Rolling BlackoutsONGOINGSummer Music Series at Mazzocco WineryHealdsburg, 6-8pm, $10, $5/members, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-3399• Sept 21: SoulshineONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAYMichel-Schlumberger Winery Green TourHealdsburg, 10:30am, $25, www.michelschlumberger.com, 800-447-3060ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAYRobert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape GondolaGeyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20www.ryew.com, 707-431-4811ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek WineryWinemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wineswww.icariawinery.com, RSVP, 707-486-9623EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYSanta Rosa Original Farmers’ MarketSanta Rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629EVERY FRIDAY MORNINGSonoma Valley Farmers’ MarketDepot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-702316EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pmwww.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311ONGOING SATURDAYSSyrah Hill Experience at Cline CellarsSonoma, 11am-1pm, 2-4pm, $40, $30/memberswww.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4061ONGOINGCooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School450 West Spain St, Sonoma, Check website for schedule.www.ramekins.com, 707-933-0450ONGOINGWells Fargo Center for the ArtsSanta Rosa, wellsfargocenterarts.org, 707-546-3600• Sept 29: SF Comedy Competition• Oct 6: Imagination Movers• Oct 11: Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy• Oct 14: Lunafest• Oct 15: James Carville & Mary MatalinONGOINGSpreckels Performing Arts CenterRohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com, 707-588-3400• Sept 28-30, Oct 5-6: The Elephant ManONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300• Sept 20: Spades Over Diamonds, A Journey to Health & Wellness• Sept 20: Sugarpill• Sept 21: Moonalice• Sept 22: Blue Rock Country Club• Sept 27: Afrofunk Experience• Sept 29: Orgone• Oct 6: Houston JonesONGOINGGreen Music CenterSonoma State University, Rohnert Parkwww.gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040• Sept 29: Lang Lang – Grand Opening• Sept 30: Sunrise Choral Concert• Sept 30: Santa Rosa Symphony’s Orchestral Opening Concert• Sept 30: Alison Krauss & Union Station• Oct 5: A “Roaring” Celebration• Oct 6-8: New Hall, New Music, New Era• Oct 13: Karina Gauvin• Oct 14: Snoopy and Friends Go to the OrchestraONGOING THURSDAYSWinemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom MarketGuerneville, 6-8pm, www.bigbottommarket.com, 707-604-7295ONGOING FRIDAYSMusic at Vino di Amore Tasting LoungeCloverdale, 7-9pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTHFirst Friday at R2 Wine CompanyAppetizers, complimentary tasting & fun activities!Sonoma, 5-7pm, www.rswinecompany.com, 707-933-1330ONGOING SATURDAYSSwirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101)Big 3 Wine Bar, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-900ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 23Summer Concert SeriesMedlock Ames, Healdsburgwww.medlockames.com, 707-431-8845ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERGlen Ellen Community Farmers’ MarketJack London Village, Glen Ellen, 10am-2pmwww.facebook.com/glenellencommunityfaremrsmarket, 415-999-5635TUESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERTuesday Night Farmers’ MarketSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5:30pm-duskwww.vomcfm.com, 707-694-3611SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBERFarmers’ MarketTown Green, Windsor, 11am-3pmwww.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 17Wines & Sunsets in ParadiseParadise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, 6pmwww.prwinery.com, 707-528-9463ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28New Works by Michael Holland at CharlesCreek Tasting RoomSonoma, 11am-6pm, www.charlescreek.com, 707-935-3848ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30Wild Prayer – Listening to NatureSebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol, 707-829-7200ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 14Sound, Image, ObjectUniversity Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Parkwww.sonoma.edu/artgallery, 707-664-2295ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 16Culture Shock ExhibitGallery of Sea and Heaven, Santa Rosa, 707-578-9123SEPTEMBER 21Ride with Deb at Dutcher Crossing WineryA casual ride through the vineyards with Debra Mathy. 9-11amHealdsburg, www.dutchercrossingwinery.com, 707-431-2700SEPTEMBER 2126th Annual Dinner with the WinemakerSeries: Carol Shelton WineryWomen in the Wine IndustryCarol Shelton, Proprietor/WinemakerInn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, $99www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788SEPTEMBER 21-23FIA World Touring Car ChampionshipInfineon Raceway, Sonoma, www.infineonraceway.comSEPTEMBER 21-23Healdsburg International Film FestivalRaven Film Center, Healdsburgwww.healdsburginternationalfilmfestival.com, 707-827-3332SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 7, FRIDAYS –SUNDAYSEXCEPT SEPTEMBER 23We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!Cinnabar Theater, Petalumawww.cinnabartheater.org, 707-7863-8920SEPTEMBER 22Harvest with the Hannas CelebrationHanna Winery, Healdsburg, 12-4pm, $60/members & guests, $75www.hannawinery.com, 800-854-3987SEPTEMBER 2220th Annual Polo in the Wine CountryWine Country Polo Fields, Santa Rosa, 1-4pm, $50/adv, $55http://2012polo.eventbrite.com, 925-465-1080SEPTEMBER 22Autumn Equinox Dinner at Bedrock Vineyard withJoel PetersonRavenswood Winery, Sonoma, 6-9:30pm, $150, $125/memberswww.ravenswoodwinery.com, 707-933-2332SEPTEMBER 22-23Russian River Jazz & Blues FestivalJohnson’s Beach, Guerneville, 707-869-1595SEPTEMBER 23Chardonnay & CroquetSonoma-Cutrer, Windsor, 11am-2pm, $35, $25/memberswww.sonomacutrer.com, RSVP, 707-237-3489SEPTEMBER 23Sound Check Sunday with Robert HerreraDutton-Goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 1-4pmwww.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | CALENdAR oF EvENTSSEPTEMBER 26-302012 Sonoma Valley CRUSHHeart of Sonoma Valley Association, 11am-4pm, $35Experience Harvest, Hands-On at participating wineriesSonoma Valley, www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463SEPTEMBER 28-30115th Annual Valley of the Moon Vintage FestivalSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, www.sonomavinfest.org, 707-996-2109SEPTEMBER 29Annual Cinq Cépages Release Event atChateau St. Jean WineryKenwood, 10am-5pm, $15, $25/reserve tasting, $10/memberswww.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134SEPTEMBER 29Wine Club Pau Hana at Gloria Ferrer WinerySonoma, 6:30-10pm, $80, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999SEPTEMBER 29Festival on the Hill & Hill on Wheels Car ShowUnited Church of Christ, Petaluma, 10am-2pmwww.uccpetaluma.com, 707-763-2454SEPTEMBER 29Halloween & VineHermann Sons Hall, Petaluma, 9am-2pm, $5, www.halloweenandvine.comSEPTEMBER 30Harvest Party at ViansaSonoma, www.viansa.com, 800-995-4740SEPTEMBER 30Porsches at the Palace at Ledson WineryKenwood, 11am-4pm, www.ledsonwinery.com, 866-794-9463SEPTEMBER 30Pizza in the Piazza at Jacuzzi Family VineyardsSonoma, 11am-3pm, www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7500SEPTEMBER 30Annual Fall Antique FaireDowntown Petaluma, 8am-4pm, www.petalumadowntown.comSEPTEMBER 30Special Library Tasting & Sound Check SundayDutton-Goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 1-4pmwww.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600OCTOBER 5Russian River 1st Friday Art WalkGuerneville, 3-8pm, 707-869-3434OCTOBER 5Fireside Chat & Dinner with Joel PetersonRavenswood Winery, Sonoma, 5:30-9:30pm, $125, $190/memberswww.ravenswoodwinery.com, 707-933-2332OCTOBER 5-7Sonoma County Harvest FairSonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, www.harvestfair.org, 707-545-4218OCTOBER 5-826th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Fall MusicFestival WeekendGlen Ellen, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064x126• Oct 5: Charity Auction Dinner• Oct 6: Doobie Brothers & friends, Buddy Guy, Turtles, Lara Johnston,Scars on 45 & more!• Oct 7: Doobie Brothers & friends, Kenny Loggins, Eric Burdon &the Animals, Dave Mason, Turtles, Tyrone Wells & Pat Simmons Jr.• Oct 8: Celebrity Golf Tournament, Sonoma Golf Club, SonomaOCTOBER 6Harvest Party: The ’70s at Ledson WineryKenwood, 11am-4pm, Wine Club Member Eventwww.ledsonwinery.com, 866-794-9463OCTOBER 6Fall Garden LuncheonAlexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg, 11:30am, $50, $35/memberswww.avvwine.com, 707-433-7209OCTOBER 6Orchard Walk & Mill TourMcEvoy Ranch, Petaluma, 10am-noon, $30, www.mcevoyranch.comOCTOBER 6Pickberry Retrospective Tasting withCris & Lorna StrotzRavenswood Winery, Sonoma, 11am-4pm, $15, free/memberswww.ravenswoodwinery.com, 707-933-2332OCTOBER 6Harvest Festival & Complimentary Concert SeriesLandmark Vineyard, Kenwood, 11am-4pmwww.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053OCTOBER 6Fall Farm-to-Table DinnerQuivira Vineyard, Healdsburg, 4-8pm, $125, $105/memberswww.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8354OCTOBER 6Harvest PartyPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 1-4pm, $75/members, $100www.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311OCTOBER 6Eco-Tour Dog Hike with Jeff Kunde & Riley the DogKunde Winery, Kenwood, 10am, $50, www.kunde.com, 707-282-1531OCTOBER 62nd Annual Afternoon in Landa VineyardAnaba Wines, Sonoma, www.anabawines.comOCTOBER 712th Annual Blessing of the Animalsat St. Francis WinerySanta Rosa, 2-5pm, freewww.stfranciswinery.com, 866-675-WINEx259OCTOBER 11Jammin’ at Little VineyardsSonoma, 5-8pm, freewww.littlevineyards.com, 707-996-2750~ DISCOVER NAPA’S PINOT COUNTRY ~VISIT OUR HISTORIC LANDMARK WINERY. SAVOR OUR PREMIUMAWARD-WINNING WINES AMONG PICTURESQUE VIEWS AND GARDENS.TASTING ROOM OPEN DAILY 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM1075 BUCHLI STATION ROAD | NAPA, CALIFORNIA | 94559(800) 654-WINE| WWW.BOUCHAINE.COMSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 17


CALENdAR oF EvENTS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKOCTOBER 11-14, 17-21Tolay Fall FestivalTolay Regional Park, Petaluma, 9am-3pmwww.sonoma-county.org/parks, 707-565-2041OCTOBER 13Corvettes at the Castle at Ledson WineryKenwood, 11am-4pm, www.ledsonwinery.com, 866-794-9463OCTOBER 13Harvest Celebration at AlderbrookHealdsburg, www.alderbrook.com, 800-405-5987OCTOBER 13Hike & Taste in the VineyardsKunde Winery, Kenwood, 10am-2pm, www.kunde.com, 707-282-1531OCTOBER 13-14, 20-21ARTrails Open StudiosVisit over 150 Sonoma County artists, 10am-5pmwww.sonomaart.com/arttrails, 707-579-2787OCTOBER 14Cellar Club Release Party at Dutcher CrossingHealdsburg, 11am-4pmwww.dutchercrossingwinery.com, 707-431-2700x208LAKE/MENDOCINOEVERY SECOND SATURDAYFood & Wine PairingsMcNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTHWinemaker Dinner SeriesSaw Shop Gallery, Kelseyville, 6-9pmwww.sawshopbistro.com, 707-278-0129ONGOINGSkunk TrainFort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com, 866-457-5865• Sept 22: Grand Ole Time on the Train• Sept 30: Beer & BratwurstONGOING FRIDAYSTuscan Village Music Art SeriesTerrill Cellars, Lower Lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 13Lake County Sculpture WalkMiddletown Trailside Nature Preserve County Park, Middletownwww.ecoartsoflakecounty.org, 707-928-0323SEPTEMBER 20Kickin’ in the Country: The Prather BrothersDowntown, Kelseyville, 7-10pmwww.visitkelseyville.com, 707-279-2304SEPTEMBER 28-3033rd Annual Clear Lake Splash-InLakeport, www.clearlakesplashin.comSEPTEMBER 2920th Annual Kelseyville Pear FestivalMain Street, Kelseyville, 9am-4pm, $40, www.kelseyvillepearfestival.comSEPTEMBER 295th Annual Harvest Release PartyMeyer Family Cellars, Yorkville, 11am-3pm, freewww.mfcellars.com, 707-895-2341OCTOBER 5-7, 12-14American Craft WeekVarious events & locations in Mendocino Countywww.visitmendocino.com, 707-895-2810OCTOBER 6World Championship Abalone Cook-off & FestivalNoyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, 10am-4pmwww.mendoparks.org, 707-937-4700OCTOBER 6OktoberfestDowntown Lakeport, 11am-10pmwww.oktoberfest-lakeport.com, 707-263-5092OCTOBER 6Harvest Rising Picking PartyBarra of Mendocino, Redwood Valley, 10am-1pmwww.barraofmendocino.com, 707-485-8771, RSVP18BAY AREASAN FRANCISCOONGOINGSeasons SwirlFour Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, 5:30-7:30pmwww.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838SEPTEMBER 20UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Benefit ConcertFeaturing Lady Antebellum & Dana CarveyBill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Franciscofoundation@salesforce.com, 415-476-6400SEPTEMBER 29-30Treasure Island FleaOne Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island, San Francisco, 9am-4pmwww.TreasureIslandFlea.com, 415-898-0245OCTOBER 9Newton Napa Valley Tasting & DinnerTaj Campton Place, San Francisco, www.camptonplacesf.com, 415-955-5574MARIN COUNTYONGOINGMarin Center in San Rafaelwww.co.marin.ca.us, 415-499-6800• Sept 22: Michael Savage• Sept 23: Crosby, Stills & Nash• Sept 29: Italian Film Festival, The Immature• Oct 6: Italian Film Festival, Welcome to the SouthSEPTEMBER 194th Annual Taste of Downtown San RafaelDowntown San Rafael, 4-8pm, $25www.sresproductions.com, 800-310-6563SEPTEMBER 21Golden Gate Salmon Association DinnerSausalito Portuguese Hall, Sausalito, $75www.goldengatesalmonassociation.com, 855-251-4472SAN MATEO COUNTYSEPTEMBER 24Beer & Cheese Dinner with the Point ReyesFarmstead Cheese CompanyHalf Moon Bay Brewing Company, Princeton-by-the-Sea7pm, $50, www.hmbbrewingco.com, 650-728-2739CONTRA COSTA COUNTYONGOINGTastings at PrimaWalnut Creek, www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780Fri: 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/membersSat: 3-5pm, $20, $10/membersSATURDAYS & SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERAcoustic AfternoonsLive music Saturdays 12-3pm & Sundays 1-4pmHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH DECEMBERFinally a FridayHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, Open until 7pmwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463SEPTEMBER 23Yoga in the VineyardsHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463OCTOBER 4Wine Pairing Dinner: Harvest Wine Pairing DinnerHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463LIVERMOREONGOINGBankhead TheatreLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermorewww.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800• Sept 19: Markie Post• Sept 22: Dave Mason Duo• Sept 23: Wine Country Wedding Faire• Sept 28: Flamenco Passion!• Sept 29: Wood/Riley Violin-Piano Duo• Oct 6-7, 13-14: La Boheme by Puccini• Oct 10: Jake ShimabukuroONGOINGWine Cave Tasting ExperienceWente Vineyards, Livermore, 4pm Sat/Sun, $10, $5/wine club membersRSVP, www.wentevineyards.com/caves, 925-456-2405ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAYWine & Cheese PairingLa Rochelle Winery, Livermore, 12-4:30pm, www.LRWine.com, 925-243-6442SEPTEMBER 22Vineyard Tour & TastingMurietta’s Well, Livermore, 1-3pm, $20, $10/memberswww.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395SEPTEMBER 28Mardi Gras Friday NightCharles R. Vineyards, Livermore, 5:30-8:30pm, $10www.charlesrvineyards.com, 925-454-3040SEPTEMBER 28Ruby FridayRuby Hill Winery, Pleasanton, 6:30-9pm, $10www.rubyhillwinery.net, 925-931-WINESEPTEMBER 28September La LunaMurrieta’s Well, Livermore, 6-9pm, $50, $40/memberswww.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2390SEPTEMBER 29Grape Stompin’ & Wine Sippin’McGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 12-4:30pmwww.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717SEPTEMBER 29Weird Women Double FeatureChouinard Vineyards presents Lord Blood-Rah’s Nerve Wrackin” TheatreThe Brain that Wouldn’t Die and Carnival of Souls. $20 a carload.Pack a picnic, buy some fine wine, pop the cork and chill your spine.Castro Valley, 510-582 9900, www.chouinard.comOCTOBER 5October La LunaMurrieta’s Well, Livermore, 6-9pm, $50, $40/memberswww.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2390OCTOBER 9Chef’s Summer Garden Tour & TastingWente Vineyards, Livermore, 10:30am-12pm, $20, $15/memberswww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2450SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZwww.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941& MONTEREY COUNTIESONGOINGSunset Cultural Center-CarmelCarmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048• Sept 26: An Evening with Crosby, Stills & Nash• Oct 6: Kenny LogginsONGOINGLive at Golden State TheatreMonterey, www.goldenstatetheatre.com, 831-372-3800Check the website for more eventswww.winecountrythisweek.comEmail Your Events tocathy@WineCountryThisWeek.comFor best results, send your emails at least 6 to 8weeks prior to the date of your event. 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WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | CALENdAR oF EvENTSONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSSweet Thursdays at Cannery RowMonterey, Family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts, 4-8pm, 831-649-6690ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSMonterey Museum of ArtMonterey, Evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTHPair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin CellarsGilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca IceCream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases.www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827EVERY TUESDAYFocus on Monterey County WinesCepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pmwww.ranchocellars.com, 831-625-5646EVERY WEDNESDAYWine Down WednesdaysFortino Winery, Gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305ONGOING THURSDAYSExploring WineLearn more about wine & wine appreciation, taste local wines too!Carmel Ridge Winery, Cannery Row, Monterey, 4-6pm, $40www.carmelridge.com, 831-324-0035ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30Sip, Swirl & SavorHolman Ranch Tasting Room, Carmel, www.holmanranch.com, 831-659-2640ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30Live Music SundaysCima Collina, Carmel Valley, 2-5pm, $10, www.cimacollina.com, 831-620-0645SEPTEMBER 20-23Beauty and the BeastForest Theater, Carmel, 7:30pm, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100SEPTEMBER 21-23Julius Caesar by William ShakespeareGolden Bough Theatre, Carmel, 7:30pm, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100SEPTEMBER 21-2355th Monterey Jazz FestivalMonterey County Fairgrounds, Montereywww.montereyjazzfestival.org, 831-373-3366SEPTEMBER 22-23California International AirshowSalinas Municipal Airport, Salinaswww.salinasairshow.com, 831-754-1983SEPTEMBER 2784th Annual Fiesta de los AmigosHolman Ranch, Carmel Valley, 6-9pm, $50, $35/memberswww.holmanranch.com, 831-659-2640SEPTEMBER 28Harvest Wine DinnerChateau Julien, Carmel Valley, 7pm Grape Crush, 8pm Dinner$95, $85/members, www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600SEPTEMBER 28-30, OCTOBER 5-7Much Ado About NothingForest Theater, Carmel, 7:30pm, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100SEPTEMBER 293rd Annual Pinotfest Beach PartyDel Monte Beach House, Monterey, 6-10pm$50/members, $55/adv, $70/door, www.pinotfest.comOCTOBER 4Taste of CarmelCarmel Mission Museum Store, Carmel, 6-9pm, 831-624-2522OCTOBER 5-6California Wine FestivalSunset Rare & Reserve Wine Tasting, Oct. 5, 6:30-9:30, Hyatt Regency, MontereyHarvest Wine Festival, 1-4pm, Custom House Plaza, MontereyMonterey Peninsula, www.californiawinefestival.comOCTOBER 5-7Fall FestivalRobinson Jeffers Tor House, Carmel, 11am-5pmwww.torhouse.org, 831-624-5725www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOCTOBER 673rd Annual Butterfly Parade & BazaarDowntown Pacific Grove, 10:30am-2pm, 831-917-8047OCTOBER 6Bernardus’ First Annual Grape Crush & Oyster ShuckBernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 1-3pm, $95www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400OCTOBER 6Harvest Dinner CelebrationBargetto Winery, Soquel, www.bargettocom, 831-475-2258OCTOBER 743rd Annual Historic Home TourPacific Grove, 831-373-3304OCTOBER 10-144th Annual Carmel Art & Film FestivalVarious locations in Carmel, www.carmelartandfilm.com, 831-620-1648OCTOBER 12Boy Scout Boardwalk Beach BashSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruzwww.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590OCTOBER 13Pinot Noir Clonal Tasting at Taste MorganCarmel, 1-5pm, $20, $10/memberswww.morganwinery.com, 831-626-3700SANTA CLARA COUNTYONGOINGTasting Room TuesdaysSanta Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, The Fairmont San Jose, San JoseWinery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pmwww.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463OCTOBER 5Joe Sharino & Chardonnay Under the StarsGuglielmo Winery, Morgan Hill, 5:30-10pmwww.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINSONGOINGThursday Night Music SeriesBargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pmwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11ONGOINGThe Mountain Winery Concert SeriesSaratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com• Sept 22: George Thorogood & The Destroyers with Taj Mahal• Sept 29: Lisa Lampanelli• Sept 30: The Go-Gos with Psychedelic Furs• Oct 3: EmmyLou Harris with Robert Earl Keen• Oct 5: The Cheiftains with Paddy Moloney• Oct 6: Lynyrd SkynyrdSEPTEMBER 233rd Annual WoofstockThe Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 12-5pmwww.MountainWinery.com, 408-741-2822SEPTEMBER 29Moonlight Steam Train Dinner PartyRoaring Camp Railroad, Felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484CENTRAL CALIFORNIAONGOINGSierra RailroadOakdale, www.sierrarailroad.com, 209-848-2100• Sept 22: Saturday Night Dinner• Oct 6: Saturday Night Dinner• Oct 7: Scenic Lunch• Oct 13: Noon Scenic Train RideSEPTEMBER 21California Wine Month Reception & Wine TastingMadera Vintners Association, CRŪ Wine Company, Madera, 6-9pmwww.maderavintners.com, RSVP, 559-706-8216OCTOBER 13-14Oakhurst Fall FestivalOakhurst Community Park, Oakhurst, 559-683-7766SACRAMENTO VALLEYONGOINGSacramento River Trainwww.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690• Sept 29: Sunset Special with Live Music, Beer & Wine Tasting• Oct 6: Great Train Robbery• Oct 6: Sunset Special with Live Music, Beer & Wine TastingONGOINGMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsU.C. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org , 866-754-ARTS• Sept 26-29: Christian McBride Trio• Sept 27: San Francisco Symphony• Oct 1: Lang Lang, piano• Oct 3: Pauline Yu• Oct 6: Rising Stars of Opera• Oct 7: Alexander String Quartet• Oct 7-8: The Dancer Films Live Event• Oct 10: An Acoustic Evening with Stanley Clarke & Hiromiwww.raleysgrapeescape.com, 800-292-2334SOLANO COUNTYSUISUN VALLEYONGOING SATURDAYSWines by the GlassWinterhawk Winery, Fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pmLive music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977• Sept 22: Feral Moon• Sept 29: Terry Sheets Band• Oct 6: AlvonTHURSDAY NIGHTSDate Night at MankasTapas Bar & SteakhouseFairfield, $49/couple for a 3 course dinnerwww.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207SUNDAY NIGHTSGrand Master Tasting at MankasTapad Bar & SteakhouseFairfield, $29/ dinner & tastingwww.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207ONGOINGMusic in the Gardensat Vezer Family Vineyard• Oct 6: ABBA Tribute Concert, AbracadabraONGOINGCommunity Service SundaysWinterhawk Winery, FairfieldWine tasting, wine by the glass & food, 1:30-5:30pmwww.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977• Sept 23: Blind Edge• Sept 30: Azure Moon• Oct 7: Michelle Michaels BandFIRST & THIRD THURSDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERWine Tasting on the SquareHarbor Square, Suisun City, 6-8pmwww.facebook.com/suisunharborsquareSEPTEMBER 192009 Petite Sirah Club Lounge ReleaseVezer Family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, 6-8pmwww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-8463SEPTEMBER 21Food & Wine Patio NightsWooden Valley Winery, Suisun, 4-8pmwww.woodenvalley.com 707-864-0730SEPTEMBER 22-23California Candy FestivalJelly Belly Visitors Center, Fairfield, 11am-6pmwww.californiacandyfestical.comSEPTEMBER 299th Annual Festa del Raccolto Harvest Dinner & DanceWooden Valley Vineyards, Suisun, 6-10pmwww.woodenvalley.com, 707-864-0730OCTOBER 6Black & Red GalaVezer Family Vineyard, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-846319


WiNE CouNTRY NEWS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK20DUTCH HENRY WINERYOpen daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.4310 Silverado Trail, Calistoga CA 94515(707) 942-5771 | 1-888-224-5879email info@dutchhenry.comduTCH HENRY WiNERYAmazing Wines Both Above and Below Ground!BY JOSH STEINThere are still pockets of “Old Napa” proudly making wine theirway, but you have to know where to look to find the best of thebest. Running along the northern edge of the Silverado Trail, aboveits namesake canyon, lies Dutch Henry Winery, surrounded bySyrah vines, organic vegetable gardens and olive trees which providethe estate olive oil, picnic tables and a bocce court. Established in1992, Dutch Henry Winery is owned and operated by the Chafenfamily. The family takes great pride in nurturing all aspects of theirwinery and vineyards, having done so for three decades in the upperNapa Valley; the vineyards, orchards and vegetable gardens are allorganically certified to ensure their peak performance.Known for highest-quality wines, all of the Chafens’ vineyardsare located in the northeast part of the valley, an area winemakerScott Chafen calls the “jewel in the crown” nestled along thesouthwestern-facing slopes of the Vaca mountain range andoverlooking the entire eastern side of the valley. Comprising twovineyards at 800 and 1200 feet above sea level, they are planted toeighteen acres of five Cabernet Sauvignon clones and a smallamount of Petite Verdot. The soils there, and the carefully selectedclones that have been planted, bring about the concentrated flavorsfor which Dutch Henry is known.Scott’s father, Less, was a radiologist who got the family started inviticulture in the 1980s. Scott concentrates on his passion for finewine by exercising his personal philosophy that the best wines aremade in the vineyard: “That’s where all the secrets are. My job is justto bring out the best that is already in the fruit.” Dutch Henry thusspecializes in small lots of handcrafted wines, producing about sixthousand cases annually. Bordeaux varietals dominate in the Argosblend and the several Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings, including theEstate, Reserve and “Terrier Station.” Others include an estate Syrah,a unique Mt. Veeder Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cab Franc, Merlot, PetiteSirah, Sauvignon Blanc and a dry rosé.A simple philosophy guides all of the wines: they must representthe vineyards where they grew. And the best way to do that is organicviticulture and other processes that minimize impacts duringproduction. The installed solar panels and recently finished 4,500-square-foot cave exemplify this, too. Functionality from awinemaking standpoint was critical, as was the creation of a largerroom dedicated for tastings and small gatherings. The exterior wasdesigned to have minimal impact on the surrounding environmentand, as operators of a certified organic farm, the Chafens had olivetrees planted on the hillside above the main portal.Tastings take place in the light-filled tasting room withcomplimentary samples of Dutch Henry’s estate-grown olive oil andZinfandel Vinegar and end in the winery for a futures barrel tasting.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | WiNE CouNTRY NEWSWhile you’re here, enjoy a picnicwith Dutch Henry wine and agame or two of bocce. Thepicnic tables and bocce ballcourts are available for guestsand space may be reserved on afirst-call basis.Dutch Henry winery is dogfriendly. While dogs are notallowed in the winery itself, theywill happily set you up at apicnic table for a tasting. Leashesare encouraged and, whenpossible, please call ahead toalert the resident Airedales andcats of pending four-leggedfriends.As you can tell, Dutch Henryis a zealously guarded “semisecret”because they’ve kept thefocus on growing amazinggrapes, minimally turning theminto wines which express theirorigins, and making themavailable in an environmentdesigned to enhance those veryconnections to the vineyards’and surrounding Valley’s bounty.The next time you’re in thenorth Valley, head to the east andcheck out the Silverado Trail: it’sthe “road less travelled,” but thatjust means fewer people awareof the incredible wines and timesto be had. You’ll be glad you did.Enjoy!Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!21


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCLINE CELLARSOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA 95476(707) 940-4000 | www.clinecellars.comCLINE CELLARSBY MIKE HYLANDBack in the late 19th century, the community of Oakley inContra Costa County was a booming farming region with thousandsof acres of orchards and healthy vineyards. Fred Cline’s maternalgrandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi, of the pump and spa fame, calledOakley home. On summer visits to his grandparents, young Fredlearned both the love of agricultural life and the mysteries ofvinifying grapes into wine. These lessons led Fred to obtain a degreein Agriculture Management (as they called it back then) from UCDavis. With an inheritance from his grandfather, he founded ClineCellars near Oakley where he preserved and restored many ancientvine sites to their rightful reign as premier California wine lands.In 1991, Fred and his wife Nancy relocated the winery fromOakley to Carneros on a historic 350-acre estate with new vineyardsand winemaking facilities. While much of the cool Carneros regionis planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot, Fred pioneeredthe planting of Rhône varietals such as Syrah, Viognier, Marsanneand Roussanne.Over the ensuing years, Cline Cellars has become known forproducing some of California’s most distinctive and award-winningRhône-style wines as well as their intense and flavorful Zinfandels.The winery generates all of its energy needs through the use of solarpower and uses the Green String Institute’s eco-friendly farmingpractices in the vineyard.The grounds of the winery are some of the most welcoming in allof wine country. People get married on the property and businesseshave meetings and retreats there as well, in fact, the property is soexpansive and elegant, it is the perfect setting to host any kind ofcelebration. From the Great Lawn that can host 1,000 people or therestored vintage Rail Car and deck that can seat up to 80 guests (or175 standing) that overlooks one of the six ponds as well as theGreat Lawn.The Adobe Mission is of historic origins and is surrounded byponds and period landscaping. A flagstone reception area, underEucalyptus trees makes for an intimate wedding ceremony,reception or other special event. And then there is the Barrel Room,a very impressive location for large indoor events such as acorporate gala or business meeting. The Barrel Room capacity isseating for 250 guests or 400 standing.And for history buffs, one of the most interesting parts of a visitto Cline Cellars, in addition to wine tasting, is an exhibition of scalemodels of all 21 of California’s historical Missions that are on displayin its own museum. Beginning in 1769 and for the next 50 years,Spanish Missions were built along California’s “El Camino Real”highway. Spanning 650 miles from San Diego to Sonoma, theCamino Real and the Missions that occupy it are a rare legacy of thestate’s history.In 1939, the California Mission Models made their debut at theWorld’s Fair at Treasure Island. Their construction was based upon22 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKtwo years of research and wascompleted by a team of Germancabinet makers under thedirection of Italian artist LeonBayard de Volo. All weredesigned to scale, are faithfulrepresentations of the originalmissions and are finely detaileddown to the shrubbery. Materialsused in the construction of themissions include wood, clay,glass, cast iron, paperboard andreal plant material. As acollection, the models areacclaimed as an extraordinaryand accurate depiction ofCalifornia.In 1998, the Cline familysaved the models from beingauctioned off individually, and in2005 created the museum as afitting showcase for thesehistorical treasures. In additionto the models, the museum alsofeatures a life-size figure of FatherJunipero Serra, mission paintingsby local artists Robert Morris andHenry Nelson, and two stainedglasspanels originally housed inMission Delores prior to the 1906earthquake.And if that’s not enough to seeand do while at Cline, why notexperience a special wine tastingwith handmade local cheeses anda panoramic view of SonomaValley from the peak of SyrahHill. The special experience takesplace on Saturday and Sundayonly at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thegroup is limited to 12 guests andof course, weather permitting.The tour is $40 per person, $30for Cline wine club members or$20 for dual Cline/Jacuzzi wineclub members.When planning your WineCountry adventure, remember toplan a lot of time to taste andexplore the beautifulsurroundings of Cline Cellars.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com23


WiNE CouNTRY NEWS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK24HILL WINE COMPANYOpen daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.1001 Silverado Trail South, St. Helena CA 94574(707) 963-7000 | www.hillwinecompany.comHiLL WiNE CoMPANYAffordable, Vineyard-Driven “Green” ReleasesBY JOSH STENIs it still possible to make great Napa Valley wines without harming the land or the wallet inthe process? Well, St. Helena’s Hill Wine Company declares, unequivocably, yes! And they’vedone so by keeping the emphasis on great grapes grown in awesome locations which areinterfered with as minimally as possible to let the vineyards speak for themselves in the glass.The history of the relatively young Hill Wine Company starts with Jeff Hill, Sr., who, as amember of the US Marine Corps, moved his family around quite a bit. His son, Jeff, Jr., becameinvolved in Future Farmers of America along the way, and that set in motion the training andexperiences which would create the winery several decades later. Jeff went on to do a degree inplant science with an emphasis in plant health from Fresno State, as well as working for close toa decade in agricultural organics. His Jeff Hill Vineyard Group organically farms 650 NorthCoast acres in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties, and the Hill Wine Company combines hisareas of specialty together with the best lots he’s grown to produce surprisingly affordable,vineyard-driven Napa Valley wines.Jeff draws on the finest grapes from nine of the Valley’s sub-appellations, including multiplelocations throughout the southern Valley, from Carneros and Coombsville up to Yountville andRutherford, and in multiple hillside spots, including Howell Mountain and Atlas Peak. The firstseries of wines released are called The Black Dog, named for Jeff’s beloved black labrador, andoffers bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.Equal to the quality of the wines, another key to success for the winery is keeping the focuson sustainable and organic practices, which extend beyond the vineyards into everything thewinery does. They use recycled glass and organic labels, boxes, and corks. A percentage of everybottle sold is donated to the ASPCA, and the winery is a proud member of 1% For The Planet,which supports environmental causes.As you can tell, Hill Wine Company simply isn’t like a lot of other Valley wineries. They’vekept only their goals in mind every step of the way: affordability, growing great grapes, andreleasing great wines. Go visit them up on the Trail – you’ll be immensely glad you did. Enjoy!Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKPREMIUM NAPA VALLEY WINES • FOUNDED IN 1897Come and experience the history andpastoral setting with picnic grounds,a bocce court and a horse shoe pit.Tours & Tastings offered dailyExclusive Group & LunchPackages by appointmentOpen Daily 11-56613 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley, CA 94567(707) 965-1246 • www.popevalleywinery.comWINE & WILDERNESS.A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PAIRING.Perhaps the country’s most acclaimed wine event, Vintners’ Holidays take place each November and December at The Ahwahnee inYosemite National Park. It’s an intimate event with access to winemakers, their latest offerings and gourmet cuisine paired with sessionwines. Packages starting at $896 for two adults. Visit YosemitePark.com/Vintners or call 801.559.4859 to learn more.©2012 Hospitality by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, authorized concessioner of the National Park ServiceLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!25


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCALIFORNIA WINE TOURSLeave the Driving to the ExpertsWine Country’s oldest and #1 Source for Tours and TransportationThe view is better from the back seat of a luxury vehicle from California WineTours. Enjoy the surrounding vineyard views and the company of yourfriends/family as the area’s experts do the driving. From daily wine tours, airporttransfers, dinner events and event shuttles, California Wine Tours has the bestselection of vehicles in the area and the most experienced drivers/guides for a trulymemorable wine country adventure.Napa or Sonoma Wine Tours – For more than 25 years, California Wine Toursis the number one choice for daily wine tours in Napa and Sonoma. Each tour startswith convenient pick-ups at area hotels and guests visit four to five wineries withtime for lunch at one of many picturesque picnic spots. The driver is your personallocal wine guide and can answer questions in between winery stops. This tour islimited to 10 people so you are assured an intimate experience. If you are staying inSan Francisco, you can take the Bay Link Ferry to Vallejo and California Wine Tourswill pick you up at the ferry terminal to join the Napa Valley tour. This tour is $99per person from Napa or Sonoma and $129 per person from San Francisco.Private Wine Tour in a Limousine – A limousine tour is not as expensive as onewould think. Confirm six friends in a stretch limousine for five hours and the coststarts at $50 per person. No need to worry about who will be the designated driver.No need to worry about creating an itinerary. California Wine Tours will handleeverything. All you have to do is enjoy the company of your friends and the luxuryof your limo. Most importantly, no need to worry about a “roadside interview” withthe local law enforcement for driving while under the influence.The Very Best for Your Wedding Day – With 25 years experience, CaliforniaWine Tours offers expert assistance with transportation needs for beautiful winecountry weddings. They provide coordination with guest shuttles, rehearsaldinners, wine tours, bridal party transportation and bride and groom get-awayvehicles. Coupled with the largest fleet of specialty vehicles in Northern California,bridal parties have many selections to match the style of the wedding or specialevent.Awards and Honors – Always focused on lessening their impact on theenvironment, California Wine Tours is the first and only transportation company tobe certified in the Bay Area Green Business program – a government control andthird party certification program for increasing sustainability. And for 2010,California Wine Tours received international acclaim for being named the Best WineTourism Service in North America by the Great Wine Capitals ofthe World. This prestigious award brings attention to theirexcellent driver/guides and for their 25 year track record forproviding first class customer experiences.For more information on wine tours, private charters,wedding transportation, visit the website atwww.californiawinetours.com or call 1-800-294-638624 hours a day, seven days a week. California Wine Toursoperates sedans, Suburbans, stretch limousines, limobuses, custom vans, mini buses, motor coaches, specialtyvehicles and environmentally friendly vehicles.26 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WiNE CouNTRY NEWS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK28VINTNERS’ HOLIDAYSat The Ahwahnee inYosemite National ParkIt’s an intimate event with access to winemakers, their latestofferings and gourmet cuisine paired with session wines.Packages starting at $896 for two adults.Visit YosemitePark.com/Vintners or call 801.559.4859THANKS FoR giviNg uSviNTNERS’ HoLidAYSThanksgiving isn’t the only great holiday in November. For food and wine lovers,November means it’s time for a different fall festival that embodies America’s naturalbounty to an even greater extent. It’s called Vintners’ Holidays at Yosemite NationalPark.Celebrating 31 delicious years in 2012, Vintners’ Holidays brings authenticvintners – not sales reps – together with Yosemite’s guests, and the result is a topshelf festival of good times and great wines. What’s even more special about the eventis that all the action takes place inside the legendary Four Diamond Ahwahnee hotelin the heart of Yosemite Valley.The idea for Vintners’ Holidays was inspired by California’s plentiful vineyardsand the winemakers who tend to them with self-sacrificing devotion. Guests choosefrom eight sessions that run from November 4 to December 6 and are treated to anintimate welcome reception with the session’s vintners, a series of wine-tastingseminars and a divine five-course gala dinner. Executive Chef Percy Whatley and theAhwahnee Culinary Team design the custom gala menu to pair perfectly with thesessions’ featured wines. So, not only is the atmosphere stunning, but the flavors areequally world class.With Yosemite’s fall colors as a backdrop, each year this event attracts more than30 talented winemakers who are crafting some of California’s finest wines. You’ll findiconic labels such as Silver Oak and Rombauer sprinkled throughout the sessions.Another fine example, the first session of 2012 (November 4-6) features wines fromSimi Winery, who’ve been winemaking in Alexander Valley since 1876, and HalleckVineyards, who recently received a 100-point rating for their 2009 Estate GrownPinot.The second session (November 7-8) features the region’s female visionaries. Assuch, it’s appropriately titled the “Goddesses of the Grape.” Amelia Ceja from CejaLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKContinuedVineyards is back by popular demand. It’s no wonder that she wasnamed “most outstanding female leader, innovator and visionary inthe wine field in the North Bay” by North Bay Business Journal.Vintners’ Holidays 2012 also features two Master Sommeliers asevent moderators. Not too shabby when you consider there are only129 masters in the entire world. For example, session three(November 11-13) will be hosted by Evan Goldstein. This MasterSommelier penned the famous wine book Perfect Pairings: A MasterSommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food. Thisnovel is noted for its easy-reading tone, its usefulness for all skilllevels, and its transcendental ability to make fine wine and expertpairing concepts more accessible to the beginning wine-curiousconsumer.Sessions five and six (November 25-27, November 28-29) will bemoderated by Gilles de Chambure, another of the country’s fewMaster Sommeliers. Gilles will be on hand to spark lively chatsamong the attending winemakers and to host proceedings with hisworldly and nearly unrivaled knowledge of wine. The final twosessions (December 2-4, December 5-6) feature Dan Berger asmoderator. Dan is widely regarded as one of the best wine writers inthe business and has authored two books: Beyond the Grapes: AnInside Look at Napa Valley and Beyond the Grapes: An Inside Look atSonoma County.In all, the Vintners’ Holidays experience is a lavish yet tastefuladventure. You’ll get closer to people that share similar passions.You’ll get closer to the finest wines that North America can produce.Plus, you’ll get closer to a wilderness that enchants the imaginationsof all who visit. For more information on Vintners’ Holidays and avalley of autumn escapes, call (801) 559-4859 or visitYosemitePark.com/Vintners.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com29


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTrinchero Adds Tres Agaves To Its PortfolioFamily-owned Napa valley wine & spirits company will import,sell and market award-winning Tres Agaves Tequilas and mixesTrinchero Family Estates (TFE) has announced the addition ofTres Agaves Tequilas and cocktail mixes to its portfolio. TresAgaves is dedicated to offering world-class Tequilas and mixesincluding blanco, reposado and añejo tequilas; the originalcocktail-ready agave nectar; the only USDA certified organicmargarita mix; and the first bloody maria mix, created specificallyfor tequila.Tres Agaves was founded in 2005 when restaurateurs EricRubin and Barry Augus created Tres Agaves Mexican Kitchen &Tequila Lounge and grew it into the #1 seller of premium tequilain the U.S. by perfecting its Uno-Dos-TRES Margarita recipe,consisting of agave nectar, fresh lime juice and 100% agavetequila. In 2008, Rubin and Augus transitioned out of therestaurant business to introduce Tres Agaves’ own line of tequilasand mixers.“Tres Agaves is a natural fit for Trinchero Family Estates as wecontinue to expand our wine and spirits portfolio. One of thereasons our industry continues to grow is the diversity of productswe offer to consumers. This will provide a one-stop solution forAmerica’s best selling cocktail – the margarita,” commented BobTorkelson, President and COO of TFE.Tres Agaves Tequila has a unique lowlands taste profile ofJalisco, Mexico, made from 100% Blue Weber agaves matured anaverage of nine years. It is produced and estate-bottled by one ofMexico’s most respected tequila families at their boutiquedistillery, El Llano, which began production in 1900 and still usesvolcanic spring-water from the nearby Tequila Volcano. TheMaster Distiller is the town’s former mayor and a fifth-generationartisan who specializes in small-batch, handcrafted tequila.Tres Agaves co-founder Barry Augus noted, “Tres Agavespartnered with one of the last independent, family-owneddistilleries in Jalisco, Mexico, in order to produce one of theworld’s finest tequilas. We are very excited to now become part ofTrinchero Family Estates – also a family-owned and operatedcompany. With their extensive resources and distribution, we areconfident that Trinchero Family Estates will allow Tres Agaves todeliver the absolute best margarita in the world to even moreconsumers.”L O D G I N GLook for more lodging options onwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comNAPA VALLEYCANDLELIGHT INNPrivate baths; TV/phone and AC; two-personmarble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies ordecks; three-course gourmet breakfast, horsd’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious30'x60'; swimming pool1045 Easum drive, Napa1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.comNAPA VALLEYPINK MANSIONThe perfect Napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room,lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting, large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi,in-room massage and facials available. 1-800-238-74651415 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga www.pinkmansion.comBRANNAN COTTAGE INNSix spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths,queen-size beds and a refrigerator. Two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisionsas well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertimevisits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings.109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.netwww.brannancottageinn.com (707) 942-4200SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERNLEDSON HOTELSLuxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated roomswith king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies.Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.comSONOMA COUNTY– COASTINN AT THE TIDESBay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub,fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available;continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.comSONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERNVINTNERS INNForty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-25844350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.comCALDERWOOD INNAn historic Victorian Inn in the heart of Healdsburg25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg 1-800-600-5444innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 707-431-1110FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEYHILTON GARDEN INN2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900Fairfieldwww.hiltongardeninn.comHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797Fairfieldwww.hiexpress.comMONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTLONE OAK LODGEWithin minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey Harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com30 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Multi-Platinum selling artists Alanis Morissette and GavinDeGraw will be headlining “Live In The Vineyard,” the exclusivemusic festival in Napa Valley, November 1st to 4th. Alanis andGavin are the first headliners to be announced from the star-studdedline-up set to take place at the private music festival amidst the lushscenery of boutique wineries in California’s Legendary Napa Valley.“Live In The Vineyard” (LITV) is available to sweepstakes winnersand special invited guests and gives attendees exclusive access torecording artists, top tier winemakers, and world-renowned chefsduring a “once-in-a-lifetime” three-day event. On August 28th,Alanis released her highly anticipated seventh studio album, HavocAnd Bright Lights (Collective Sounds/Sony RED).Tickets for the “Live In The Vineyard” festival in November areonly available through special radio station promotions featured onwww.liveinthevineyard.com and exclusive sweepstakes andofferings from LITV’s partnerships with Aloft Hotels, Enterprise,Southwest Airlines, VH1 and Whole Foods. These giveawaysinclude lodging at some of Napa’s finest resorts, tours and privatetastings with the most revered vintners, exquisite foods andintimate concerts unmatched by any other festival. Attendees willbe given a chance to interact with several of the participatingartists, chefs and vintners. More artists for the star-studded line-upare to be announced.LITV is held every April and November. April’s LITV event was ahuge success with headliners including Jason Mraz, Mat Kearney,Grafitti 6, Kris Allen, Meiko, Daniel Powter, Mayer Hawthorne, JonMcLaughlin and Green River Ordinance. Special highlights fromthe festival also included “Fun.” celebrating making digital saleshistory with their hit single “We Are Young” with an acousticWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKAlanis Morissette, Gavin Degraw To Headline‘Live In The Vineyard’ Music Festival In Napa Valleyperformance for a small crowd of special VIP guests in the barrelroom of the Nickel & Nickel Winery. Legendary singer/songwriterRichard Marx performed some of his greatest hits for guests in aprivate room at Beringer Vineyards and the Chop Shop/Atlanticgroup Scars on 45 performed an acoustic set for a small group ofguests at Whetstone Wine Cellars including their single “Heart OnFire” from their debut self-titled album.“Live In The Vineyard” was created five years ago by BobbiiJacobs and Claire Parr, who together share over 40 years ofexperience in the music industry. For more information on LITVevents and ticket giveaways go to www.liveinthevineyard.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com31


SUISUN VALLEYThe Napa Back RoadExec Chef Peter HalikasA True Family Wineryjust 12 miles from NapaThree Wineries – Barrel Tasting – Tours – WeddingsMankas Tapas & Steakhouse by Exec Chef Peter Halikas2522 Mankas Corner Rd, Fairfield CA, 707-425-3207WWW.VEZER.COM


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | WiNE CouNTRY NEWSAubert Wines Opens Tasting SalonFirst opportunity for customers to visit highlyacclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producerMark and Teresa Aubert have announced theopening of the Aubert Wines Tasting Salon, locatedat 333 Silverado Trail in Calistoga, following anextensive remodeling of their winery. Aubertcustomers now have the opportunity to visit thewinery, by appointment.“Teresa and I are delighted with the newTasting Salon,” said Mark. “We’ve worked hardover the past two years, remodeling our facility andcreating a welcoming area for our loyal customers.The winery is everything we imagined it could beand more, and we are thrilled to finally be able towelcome guests to our property.”The Auberts have hired Philip Gift as Retail andGuest Relations Manager. “I have admired Mark’swines for years, and I’m overjoyed to be able toshare his wines with our winery guests. I amlooking forward to finally opening our doors.”A tasting of small-production and library wineswill be offered in the new tasting salon by limitedappointment. Aubert Wines produces Chardonnayand Pinot Noir from single vineyard sites in theNapa Valley, Carneros and the Sonoma Coastappellations.Aubert Wines was founded in 1999 by Markand Teresa Aubert. The winery started with justone Chardonnay and a dream of one day owningmultiple estate vineyards and a winery. NowAubert Wines produces six different singleMark AubertPhoto by Ken Hansenvineyard Chardonnays and five Pinot Noir wines,and owns three estate vineyards in the Napa Valleyand Sonoma Coast appellations. Aubert makeswine only from vineyards with the rarest clonalselections, from either their estate-owned vineyardsor their contracts with the best growers in theNapa Valley, Carneros and Sonoma Coast regions.Aubert wines are sold direct to the consumer viatheir mailing list, and to select restaurant accountsrepresented by distributors across the UnitedStates. Aubert maintains a waiting list for thosewho would like to purchase their wines. MarkAubert has served as winemaker and winemakingconsultant at some of the most prestigious wineriesin both the Napa Valley and Sonoma County,including Peter Michael, Sloan, Colgin, Bryant andFuto.DAVID FULTONBERINGERMADRONATamber BeyOrin SwiftCovenantSt. Helena Wine CenterADAMSBello FamilySalvestrinTayson PiercePRAGERS T . H E L E N ACHARLESKRUGSPRINGMaterraLEWELLING AVEPRATTSUTTER HOMEARGER-MARTUCCINot to ScaleWittFULTONHallPOPEMERRYVALEFlora SpringsINGLEWOODLong Meadow RanchCorisonWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANECalafia CellarsCHARTER OAKMilatLOUIS M MARTINIHeitzRutherfordGroveTres Sabores &Pedemonte CellarsWHITEV. SATTUIWINERY& DELIZINFANDELDel Dotto RAYMONDTO OAKVILLEFransicanGALLERONWine Country This Week PreferredOpen to the publicOpen by appointmentFleuryLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!33


Arroyo Dr.West St.Tulocay St.NAPA vALLEY | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKJoin Judd’s Hill Winery to Bless the HarvestJudd’s Hill Winery and MicroCrush continues their tradition ofinviting the community to join in a rabbinical blessing of the harvest“It is important for us to take a moment to celebrate and give thanksfor everything (workers, weather, functioning equipment, etc.) thatbrings us a successful harvest season,” says vintner and co-ownerJudd Finkelstein. The blessing is free to attend and will take placefrom 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, October 7th, during the JewishClay StJohnAnthonyCalistoga AveFranklin StRandolph StWineries ofNapa ValleyTown CenterOlabisi/TrahanX WineryUptownTheatreRandolph StCejaCoombs StStonehedgeWinery 1313 MainUva TrattoriaItalianaVintner’sCollectiveFirst St.Second St.Brown StThird St.Fourth StFifth StMain St.Main St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Caymus St.COLE’S CHOP HOUSENapa Valley Opera HouseBack Room WinesBounty HunterRare Wine Co.CELADONNapa General StoreNAPA VALLEYWINE TRAINSoscol AveTASTE AT OXBOWWATERSTONEThird St.MC KINSTRYGustavo Thrace/ToolboxMasonOxbow Public MarketCa’ Momi EnotecaMark HeroldUncorkedat OxbowD O W N T O W NN A P APlay Winemaker for a Day at Our Bottle Blending Day CampWork with one of our winemakers to create your ownpersonal cuvée from 4 barrel samples. Bottle, cork &label your wine to take with you the same day.24-hour advance notice is required.2332 Silverado Trail, Napa CA 94558 www.juddshill.com 707-255-2332Tasting room is open daily by appointment from 10-4pm for friendly, seated tastingsharvest festival of Sukkot. Wine and light appetizers will be served.The winery also invites visitors to picnic in their sukkah, thetraditional temporary hut constructed for the holiday, during theholiday, which falls between October 1st and 8th this year.When they are not busy hosting the community during harvestblessings, the Finkelstein family produces balanced, food-friendlywines under their Judd’s Hill label and also makes wines for otherwine enthusiasts in lots as small as a single barrel (24 cases) in theirCustom MicroCrush program.If you miss the celebration, you can always make an appointmentto come back another time for an intimate seated tasting. Or, you cancall to reserve a spot in their Bottle Blending Day Camp where, overthe course of about two hours, wine lovers are led through a blendingsession to create their own unique Napa Valley wine. Once a favoriteblend is chosen you will bottle,cork, label and leave with bottlesof your own personal cuvee thesame day. It’s a great way to takeyour wine tasting experience tothe next level and it’s a fun outingfor singles, couples and groups aslarge as 80.To find out more about theevents, tastings, custom crushand bottle blending opportunitiesat Judd’s Hill you can visitwww.juddshill.com or give thema call at (707) 255-2332. Theyare located at 2332 SilveradoTrail, Napa, CA 94558 and areopen by appointment only.34Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Mount Veeder AppellationTasting, September 22Mount Veeder/Napa wines from Napa’s coolest mountainappellation will be on display at the annual Mount Veederappellation tasting set for Saturday, September 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. atThe Hess Collection. Guests will enjoy selections from nearly twodozen wineries and growers who call the mountain home.Many of the participating wineries are not normally open to thepublic, and will share limited production selections which illustratethe diversity of this rugged high elevation appellation.Tickets, priced at $60 per person, include a Riedel glass, musicfrom The Hummingbirdz, small-bite selections from Hess CollectionExecutive Chef Chad Hendrickson and the opportunity to participatein silent auctions and a raffle, featuring two offers of a Mount Veederwine cellar featuring different wineries.Among the wineries on hand will be Lagier Meredith,O’ Shaughnessy, Mayacamas, Yates Family, Lampyridae Vineyard,Robert Craig, Renteria and several more.Tickets are available directly from the wineries or atmountveederwines.eventbrite.com. The Hess Collection is located at4411 Redwood Road in Napa. Learn more about Mount Veeder atwww.mtveederwines.com.WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | NAPA vALLEYReceive 2-for-1 wine tastingwith this coupon.Award winning wines.One of Napa’s best vineyard andproduction tours.Beautiful grounds with outdoor seatingand picnic areas..reatawines.com707.254.8673 ext. 119Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!35


WASHINGTONGRANTMYRTLEDALEWelcome toC A L I S T O G ACalistoga Wine StopBY CHARLES NEAVECalistoga Wine Stop sits in the Golden State’s oldest railroad building. Isthere a more charming a place to take in a broad spectrum of wines in a greatsetting? I think not, as you’ll soonagree when you visit and begin to seea wide variety of wines, from labelsyou might not have heard of.“We specialize in smallerproducers and winemakers that donot have a formal tasting room,” saidTom Pelter, proprietor of Calistoga’sWine Stop. “We showcase Napa andSonoma’s smallest producers.”As Tom said recently, “My wifeTammy and I concentrate on winesthat are a little off the beaten path;those with small production lots thataren’t widely distributed.” Tom andTammy Pelter purchased CalistogaWine Stop in 1986. With their yearsof experience in the business, they areable to recommend wines for any36WiNES Without even a hint of hyperbole, there’s everything you can imagine in the Wine Stop,from what you might think of as the ‘Napa Valley Classics’ to wines you may suddenly call yourown, and want to share with family and friends, and add to your private cellar.HiSToRY Calistoga has one of the richest – and most interesting – histories in the Napa Valley.Food & WiNE Go left (mainly) or go right and you will find it all. From steaks and pizzas tosmall plates, ‘bar food,’ and much more.doWN THE STREET Shops, galleries, boutiques, newsstands and bookstores and so much tofind in a small town.PLAN AHEAd Calistoga has special events throughout the years, of every sort imaginable. Besure to check the various websites and then plan your visit.occasion, for cellaring or for everyday enjoyment. They also produce theirown family wine, a Pelter Cabernet Sauvignon, which is available for purchaseonly in their shop.They are also able to ship world-wide and can pack wine for you to takewith you to the airport. “Our combination of fair pricing, personalized serviceand wine knowledge has helped us serve thousands of customers over theyears.”When you get back home be sure to remember: If you’re not in the areathey’ll ship and offer ten-percent discounts on case sales. It’s all part of theircommitment to providing unique wines to those who appreciate the best.PETRIFIEDFORESTPETRIFIEDFOREST RD.TOSANTAROSAPINKMANSIONTOGEYSERVILLEFOOTHILL BLVD.12829BENNETT LANEWINERYLINCOLNW.H. Smith AVENUEAugust Briggs SPAOnThEdgeUp Valley Vintners/Rios Wine Co. Kenefick RanchTofanelliSUMMERSWINERYFIRST STREETLINCOLN AVEOLD FAITHFULGEYSER29TUBBS LANEWine GarageCALISTOGA CALISTOGADiamondWINE STOP BALLOONSTerrace(Calistoga Depot)Reverie Von StasserSTERLINGJoseph CellarsTwomeyLarkmeadTeachworthConstant CASTELLO DI AMOROSAFRANKMadrigalFAMILYAlloraTudalBENESSERETRINCHERO NAPA VALLEYEHLERS ESTATEA Dozen VintnersFreemark AbbeyDIAMOND MTNBERRY STPINETOST. HELENAEnvyC A L I S T O G ACEDARELLERSBIG TREETHIRD STREETSECOND STREETDUNAWEAL LANECalistoga Wine StopOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.1458 Lincoln Ave. #2Calistoga, CA 94515(707) 942-5556 or 1-800-648-4521www.calistogawinestop.netFAIRWAYLARKMEADTedeschiFamilyOAK STREETLAKE STREETLODISTEVENSONChateau MontelanaWAPOO29Clos PagaseBALE LANEVincentArroyoGREENWOOD AVEGOLDEN HAVENSPA & RESORTLINCOLN AVETOCLEARLAKEROMBAUERwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com29JerichoCanyonOLDZahtilaVineyard29Lava VineCali 351B CELLARSVengeAubertPhiferPavittCuvaison Estate WinesPaolettiBarlowBlair DUTCHHENRYSaviez128Casa NuestraDuckhornLAWLEYTONAPATOLLRD


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Welcome toY O U N T V I L L ERenowned Sculptor ‘Frogman’ Visits North Bay GalleryTim Cotterill, the world-famous bronzeartist also known as “Frogman,” will beunveiling his latest creation, “Cabby,” aspecial patina bronze frog made exclusive forNorth Bay Gallery, on Saturday, October 6thfrom 1 to 5 p.m. at the V Marketplacespecialty retail complex in Yountville.Cotterill is widely known for his whimsicalbronze frog sculptures that have fascinatedcollectors for the past 30 years.“Cabby” is one of the sexiest and colorfulfrogs that Tim has yet to create and will be ahighly collectible, with only 100 limitededitionfrogs to be released. Like the perfectCabernet, Cabby has strong legs that linger,is full bodied and well balanced. Cabby iscaptivating with brilliant tones of red cherryand luscious plum purples and a goldenunderbelly.North Bay Gallery would like to cordiallyinvite frog collectors and art enthusiasts toattend this special event. Tim will be signinghis unique bronze frogs purchased that day.Besides Cabby, there will be more than 40frogs from his portfolio available on displayfor purchase.North Bay Gallery is located off ofHighway 29, in the historic V Marketplaceshopping complex in Yountville. For moreinformation, call (707) 945-0145, emailinfo@northbaygallery.net.You can also see more of Tim’s art work atwww.northbaygallery.net and in both retailgalleries, in Yountville and at 31 East NapaStreet on the Plaza in Sonoma, CA 95476;(707) 996-3453.Tim Cotterill was born in Leicester, England in 1950 and left school atage fifteen to complete a six-year engineering apprenticeship. This metaldirectededucation provided a sound base for Tim’s subsequent career in thearts.Intrigued with metal working, Tim moved into the sculpture of radicalwheeled vehicles, later finding his peak interest in the design of animals andbirds during the ’70s and ’80s. More than 1000 original steel, bronze andgold bird sculptures have been sold world wide; many through Sotheby’sauction house in London.Tim’s curiosity of the diverse lifestyles in California led to many trips tothe USA. Emigrating to California in 1990, he exhibited and sold his art allacross America. These high energy surroundings brought out the fun in hisart. Tim is now fully focused on Frogs. His bronze sculptures capture thewhimsical character, the jewel like quality and the pure JOY of thesebeautiful little creatures.38 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


JEFFERSON STFlavor! Napa Valley Food & Wine Festival, Nov. 14-18Food and Wine Festival includes50 Chefs, over 125 vintners, andAdds Two days of Hands-on immersionsFollowing a successful 2011 debut, animpressive array of Napa Valley-basedcelebrity chefs, restaurants, vintners,sommeliers and artisan food producers areset to once again headline this year’s Flavor!Napa Valley food and wine festival,scheduled for November 14-18.Napa Valley Chef Michael Chiarello, theoriginator of the Flavor! Napa Valleyconcept, is joined again this year by fellowNapa Valley chefs such as Thomas Keller,Christopher Kostow, Cindy Pawlcyn, JeffreyJake and Masaharu Morimoto. Visitinggraduates of The Culinary Institute ofAmerica include Scott Conant, returning forhis second year, along with GeoffreyZakarian, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer,Larry Forgione and all three of his sons –Marc, Sean and Bryan – cooking a coursetogether at the opening night tribute dinnerto their father, a chef often referred to as the“godfather of American cuisine.”According to festival producer HerbKarlitz, one of the festival highlights is a twodaytasting of wines “that have and continueto put Napa Valley on the map, reachingback to the post-Prohibition wines of the’40s through the present day.”On day two, attendees experience specialtributes to legendary winegrower AndyBeckstoffer and winemaker Heidi Barrett.Tickets are on sale and the festival’s netWASHINGTONJACKSONMADISON STGirard 1 JESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMa(i)sonrySTARKEY ST29Blankiet EstateDomaine ChandonCALIFORNIA DRWASHINGTON STYouNTviLLEWEBBER STYOUNT STHill FamilyEstateHope and GraceRASGALLERIESSOMERSTONCornerstone CellarsPage Wine CellarsYOUNTVILLE CROSS RDTo Silverado Trailproceeds support student programs andscholarships at the CIA at GreystoneCampus in St. Helena, Napa Valley.For more information, along with acomplete lineup of festival events andactivities, please visitwww.flavornapavalley.com.KeeverVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANWASHINGTON STBell Winewww.WineCountryThisWeek.com39


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNapa Valley Open Studios Celebrates its25th Anniversary September 22 & 23, 29 & 30Have you ever spent time in a painter’s studio? Watching as the artistmixes colors and applies paint to canvas, creating a work of art right beforeyour eyes? Would you like to see how a sculptor creates a bronze statue orcarves marble? Are you curious about how someone weaves a rug, makes aglass plate or creates a ceramic vase? Ever seen a jeweler or silversmith atwork or wondered how a photographer captures that one-of-a-kindphotograph?Whether you’re a collector, an art lover or just curious about howvarious kinds of artwork are created, this is your once-a-year opportunityto meet Napa Valley’s finest artists and experience their work spaces. Comeand satisfy your artistic curiosity while enjoying all the beauty and sensualpleasures that a tour through California Wine Country has to offer.This is the 25th Anniversary of Napa Valley Open Studios – a free, selfguidedart discovery tour – and it promises to be our best one yet! Duringthe last two weekends in September, 74 participating artists at 43 differentstudio locations will be welcoming you into their creative spaces. From theCity of Napa in the south to Calistoga in the north, all up and down theValley, you can visit with artists working in every medium. Some will begiving demonstrations, but all will be glad to share how they do what theydo, and show you the results. Studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.both weekends.This year’s catalog cover artist is Mark Mattioli. Make sure to visit hismagical Napa studio to view the whimsical paintings that spring from hiswonderfully zany imagination. His latest series of marvelouslyunconventional paintings on wooden wine boxes will surely make yousmile and his charmingly illustrated “In-Your-Pocket Guides to the WineCountry” will show you the best of Napa Valley and beyond. And, if youask nicely, maybe Mark will give you a glimpse of his “Doodle-a-Day”notebooks, where he gives his imagination free rein.In this high-tech world we live in it’s important to remember that thereare still talented people creating beautiful artwork the old fashioned way –by hand. The mission of Napa Valley Open Studios is to create awarenessand an appreciation of the painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers,photographers, and glass and fiber artists working throughout the NapaValley. The artists hope that opening their creative spaces and sharing theirprocesses first hand will educate and inspire the community at large tosupport these working artists.So, come spend a day (or two or three!) exploring the artistic abundanceof Open Studios throughout beautiful Napa Valley. There is something foreveryone to marvel at and enjoy. Then look across the vineyards of thevalley and take a deep breath. Life is good!For information regarding the work of individual artists, visit thegalleries at www.NapaValleyOpenStudios.org.For an overview of Napa Valley Open Studios and its artists, visitwww.NapaValleyOpenStudios.info.40 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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WiNE CouNTRY NEWS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKImported Vines by June Carey © 2006 Courtesy of The Greenwich Workshop®, Inc.Vigna Del Sole by June Carey © 2001 Courtesy of The Greenwich Workshop®, Inc.FuN FACTS• The Gallery has rare, one-of-kind images withhand-sketched scenes on the back by ThomasKinkade. These images are only available thoughthe gallery.• 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of ThomasKinkade as a published artist.• June Carey owns a home in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.• June Carey is a self taught artist and has wonmany outstanding awards!42THOMAS KINKADE GALLERYOF NAPA VALLEYMonday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Sunday 11 a.m to 5 p.m.Extended summer hours Thursday-Saturday • Closed on Wednesdays1390 1st Street, Napa Town Center, Napa, CA 94559(707) 258-8200 • www.thomaskinkadeofnapavalley.comEmail tkofnapa@yahoo.comTHoMAS KiNKAdE gALLERYBY KARIN ARGOUDWhat do you do if you’ve fallen in love with the Napa Valley and want to keep the flavorof the world-class wines and the feel of the vast vineyards fresh in your mind? Visit TheThomas Kinkade of Napa Valley Gallery and take a piece of Napa Valley home.The gallery is the exclusive Napa Valley gallery for the fine art of June Carey. June’s artdepicts the beautiful landscapes of the Napa Valley area and its wineries. June Carey beganpainting full time in 1982. On a late summer afternoon escape, traveling to the Mendocinocoast, she discovered the California wine country. “I spend my most inspiring times runningafter the perfect light with my camera, in California and Italy, climbing fences, trees, beingchased by dogs and field workers, and getting lost.” Her passion springs forth through thebeauty of the fertile earth.The Thomas Kinkade of Napa Valley Gallery is a privately owned and operated Fine ArtGallery. Owners Michael and Kimberly Perata have been avid fine art collectors for over adecade. “We specialize in finding sold-out and hard to find images at no cost to thecollector,” says Kimberly. Carrol Cox, Executive Gallery Director has specialized in ThomasKinkade art work for more than 17 years.This gallery is the destination among the vineyards. It’s located in the heart of the hip andhappening, historical downtown Napa, right in the middle of world renowned restaurantsand wine tasting bars. Not only will you find the perfect Thomas Kinkade or June Careyimage for you and your family, but you will be treated like family. The gallery is warm andhomey, so it’s easy to picture one of the beautiful works of art on their walls, hanging in yourown home.The Thomas Kinkade Gallery of Napa Valley also carries the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss – rareand sold-out editions from his various collections.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | NAPA vALLEYBennett Lane Winery Launches Branded Hot Air BalloonBennett Lane Winery recently launched itsbranded hot air balloon on its inaugural flightover the Napa Valley, providing views of thelush pre-harvest vineyards and rolling hillsbelow from approximately 3,000 feet up.The first winery branded hot air balloonin California, the Bennett Lane Wineryballoon was built by Kubicek Balloons in theCzech Republic. The balloon stands 67 feethigh when inflated and has a diameter of 65feet. It took over a month of sewing to createthe balloon’s envelope, which measures142,4000 cubic feet, from 16,000 square feetof special ripstop polyester fabric.“Who doesn’t love a hot air balloon? Weare thrilled to be able to offer our guests aunique way to experience Napa Valley, withour signature Bennett Lane Winery brand ofhospitality,” said Bennett Lane Winery ownerRandy Lynch.Bennett Lane Winery, in partnership withCalistoga Balloons, will now offer standardand private flight packages for guests whowould like to experience the thrill of ridingin their hot air balloon. Private flights in theballoon are available in either two, four or sixperson options and include a limousinepickup from an up-valley hotel prior tolaunch, a Bennett Lane flight jacket, andbrunch at The Grill at Meadowood. Alsoincluded in this package is a private reservetasting at Bennett Lane Winery following theflight. The prices for this package are $1999,$2399 and $2899 for two, four and sixpeople respectively.A standard flight with a group in the hotair balloon includes a Bennett Lane flight hat,brunch at The Grill at Meadowood and atour and tasting at Bennett Lane thatincludes a picnic lunch. Transportation toand from the launch site is provided; guestsmust provide their own transportation to thewinery. This package is priced per individualand costs $339 per guest.Located at 3340 Highway 128,approximately two miles north of Calistoga,the tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m.to 5:30 p.m. by appointment. Tours may bemade in advance by calling (707) 942-6684,or toll free at 1-877-629-6272.FRANK FAMILYVINEYARDSCCome visit our historical winery and taste our world-classChardonnay that has been touted as one of California’s best.The big Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Frank Family has beentouted by everyone from Wall Street Journal to the New YorkTimes. Experience old Napa Valley style in a relaxed, fun-filledatmosphere. A definite can’t-miss part of your Napa Valley experience.Legendary hospitality with hard-to-find, world-class wines.1091 Larkmead Lane, 4 miles north of St. HelenaOpen Daily 10 to 5 • (707) 942-0859www.WineCountryThisWeek.com43


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WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | SoNoMA CouNTYFAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1969Best kept secret is out!Enjoy award-winning bubbly, wines and port, plusour beautiful picnic grounds with incredible views.Available for weddings & catered parties19170 Geyserville Avenue, Geyservile, (707) 433-3104Highway 101 Independence Lane ExitBring in thisad & receive20% offyour purchase!GOLD MEDALSS 2012 SF Chronicle Tasting2006 Sonoma CountyMeeks Merlot Best of Class2005 Sonoma County Mercantile Cabernet Sauvignon Gold2007 Alexander Valley “TheGeneral” Cabernet Sauvignon GoldOpen 10:30-5(707) 385-6047 | 8015 Hwy 128, Healdsburg 95448 | sodarockwinery.comomSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com49


SoNoMA CouNTY | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKRodney Strong Vineyards Recently Launchedits New Mobile-Responsive WebsiteA mainstay in the Sonoma County wine region for over 50years, Rodney Strong Vineyards unveiled a new website thissummer that showcases an interactive storytelling experience,integrating social media as well as mobile responsive design for thewhole site. The new website focuses on providing informationthrough video and rich imagery that’s designed to be easy to use,whether shopping for wine, checking on winery events or simplylearning more about the brand. Their address remains the same;www.rodneystrong.com.“Every communication channel counts in today’s competitivemarketplace and telling our story is more important than ever – itis what sets us apart” said Vice President of Marketing DanWildermuth. “Embracing social media on a deeper level as well asbecoming mobile-friendly became top priorities in our marketingcommunications strategy.”Over the last year, Rodney Strong has experienced steady 20%fan/follower growth on social media channels as well as a nearly300% growth in website traffic originating from mobile devices.The brand’s successful communications campaign, “Place Matters,”launched on the brand’s YouTube channel and has received nearly175,000 video views to date.The enhanced visual design, storytelling photography andartfully woven videos all adapt to social media and a flexible layoutthat automatically resizes to accommodate mobile devices. Withthe changes, the winery anticipates continued growth in site trafficas well as increased interaction on their social media channelsthroughout the coming year. “We’re taking into accountcommunication trends,” said Wildermuth, “where people engageand enjoy a digital brand experience in the palm of their hand.”D O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGDRY CREEK RDGrove Street WineryManzanita Creek50101GROVE STSeghesioHEALDSBURG AVE.KENDALLJACKSONCENTER STPLAZAJOHNSONCENTERLINCOLNGRANT STMILLPRINCEFITCH STStark at GaragisteHealdsburgToad HollowVineyardsPortalupi Lake Sonoma NORTH STThirty Four North In Vino WineryWine Merchants VeritasRoadhouseHawleyChateau FeliceDowntown WineRussian River Wine Co.The Wine ShopMurphy-GoodeEdmeadesStephen & WalkerLa Crema WineryPlazaMATHESONMARCH AVE.COLLEGE STPIPER STFerrari-Carano’sSEASONS OF THE VINEThumbprintWilliamson WinesHauckSelbyJCBTopelFITCH STPezzi KingWith this ad, expires 10/31/12. Certain wines excluded. Can not combne with other discounts.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | SoNoMA CouNTY‘Ride with Deb’ through Dry Creek Valley withDutcher Crossing Winery Proprietor, Debra Mathyvineyards from 9 to 11 a.m. the third Friday of each month, throughOctober 19.A lover of bicycles since childhood, a bike is Debra first choice oftransportation. Her last gift from her late father was a vintage highwheelbicycle, showcased on all of the winery’s wine labels. A replicaresides in the tasting room, and on occasion she actually rides it! Forthe “Ride with Deb,” she will choose one of her road bikes to lead thetour through the vines.For more information, call (707) 431-2700 or visitwww.dutchercrossingwinery.com. Dutcher Crossing is located at8533 Dry Creek Road in Geyserville.Free and open to all levels; 9 to 11 a.m.the third Friday of each month through october 19Enjoy a bike ride with Debra Mathy, an avid cyclist and proprietorof Dutcher Crossing Winery. “I would like to invite cyclingenthusiasts with a bike to join me on a two-hour scenic tour of thenorthern valley vineyards,” said Debra. Starting at Dutcher CrossingWinery, Debra will lead a casual ride through the valley’s verdantWINERYA L E X A N D E R V A L L E YAward Winning WinesBeautiful Tasting RoomGorgeous Picnic AreasOpen 10:30-52001 Hwy 128 – Geyserville CA 95441800-546-7718 | delorimierwinery.comwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com51


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK52CHRISTOPHER CREEK WINERYOpen daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment641 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg CA 95448(707) 433-2001 | www.christophercreek.comTASTiNg RooM oF THE WEEKCHRiSToPHER CREEK WiNERYBY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEYWhenever I have friends visiting wine country, they always want to know the bestwineries to visit and as any local will tell you, we all have our favorites. Exploring theHealdsburg area is off the main tourist path and you will be delighted to findChristopher Creek Winery set in the rolling hills of the Northern part of the RussianRiver appellation. This boutique winery, owned by the Wasserman family, has ahistory of producing award-winning, estate-bottled and handcrafted wines. They offerguests a charming country haven for wine tastings and picnics.I knew Christopher Creek Winery was a small working winery and as I drove in,that small town feel came through as I was greeted by their staff before being showninto their tasting room. The tasting room is intimate and cozy and the smell of wine isoverwhelming as you view the fermentation tanks from the bar area. Award-winningribbons are displayed on the wall just in case you had any doubts about theirwinemaking capabilities. Their staff was knowledgeable about the wine and history ofthe winery. For a small fee you can taste their extensive wine portfolio. These winesare dynamic and express themselves beautifully, showing unexpected brightcharacteristics. Guests can also bring a picnic to enjoy at one of their tables justoutside the tasting room. Dine al fresco overlooking the vineyard while enjoying yourfavorite bottle of Christopher Creek wine. So, sit back and relax as they are sure tobecome your new favorite winery!Christopher Creek Winery is best known for producing small lots of Rhônevarietals. They produce Syrah, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Viognier, Port andCabernet. Their estate vineyard includes Syrah and Petite Sirah grapevines. All othergrapes are purchased from the same vineyards year after year to maintain the integrityof their wines that they have become known for. Here, at Christopher Creek Winery,they have chosen to keep their venture small. For this reason, their total annualproduction is around 4,000 cases. The day I was there, their winemaker and a smallstaff had just finished applying hand-dipped wax seals and labels for a new vintage.Their new winemaker, Mike Brunson, is a third-generation Sonoma Countyresident. While he is still new to Christopher Creek Winery, he is a veteran winemakerhaving been the Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Michel-Schlumberger for 16years. He has lived next to Fred Wasserman’s Finlay’s Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley forthe past 12 years so it only makes sense that these two have joined forces. Not onlydoes Mike have the graduate degree, but he worked alongside his father in thevineyards and that knowledge has created a passion for the land, soil and grapes thatonly comes through life experiences. His hands-on winemaking approach allows himtotal control over the grapes and winemaking process. He is able to pick grapes at theheight of maturity to produce exceptional wine that shows through in the finishedbottle.If you are unable to make it out to Christopher Creek Winery, joining their CellarClub is a great way to sample their wine. Members receive three shipments per year ofhandcrafted, limited-production wines from Dry Creek Valley or the Russian RiverValley. Because they are a small winery their wines do tend to sell out but on theirwebsite they offer barrel futures of 2012 wines. Futures are wines that are offered beforetheir scheduled release date. Many of these wines are sold out before they are evenbottled due to high demand, expectations and limited quantities. By purchasing aChristopher Creek Barrel Future, you are guaranteed access to the wines upon release.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK2012 Sonoma Valley CRUSH: September 26-30Experience Harvest, Hands-onHeart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces the 2012Sonoma Valley Crush event happening September 26-30. Sixteenwineries throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will be participatingin this “Hands-On” Harvest Experience. Guests will not only get abehind-the-scenes look at what happens during harvest, but they’llhave the opportunity to get involved, hands-on.For five days, wineries will be offering a variety of harvest eventsincluding grape sampling in the vineyards, crush pad tours,winemaker lunches and more! Winery harvest events are pricedseparately and require booking directly with the wineries. Check thewebsite for individual winery events, www.heartofsonomavalley.com.The five-day festival will culminate with Weekend Harvest Tastingat 16 wineries throughtout the valley on Saturday and Sunday,September 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. TheWeekend Harvest Pass is $35 per person and will give guests accessto weekend harvest activities and wine tastings at participatingwineries tasting rooms.“We invite anyone who has ever romanticized about gettinginvolved with harvest, hands-on to come out to the 2012 SonomaValley Crush event. It’s going to be unforgettable,” said Josie Gay,Executive Director.Tickets are on sale and they are limited. The Weekend HarvestTasting Pass is $35 per person which includes a souvenir wine glassand access to event wine tastings and harvest activities. The WineryHarvest Events must be booked directly with wineries as they arepriced separately.Detailed information and tickets may be obtained online atwww.heartofsonomavalley.com or by calling 1-866-794-9463.Participating wineries include Audelssa Estate Winery, DeerfieldRanch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Kaz Winery,Kenwood Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo FamilyWinery, Moondance Cellars, Muscardini Cellars, Paradise RidgeWinery, Ty Caton Vineyards, Valley of the Moon Winery andVJB Vineyards & CellarsAbout Heart of Sonoma valley AssociationHeart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is an alliance ofwineries and tasting rooms located on scenic Sonoma Highway wherefor a century and a half many of the vintages that have madeCalifornia wines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. Inour 10 mile stretch of the wine country, in the environs of Glen Ellenand Kenwood, you’ll find a blend of family owned and classicallybeautiful wineries filled with award-winning wines.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW 53


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKLittle Vineyards’ “Jammin’ In The Vineyards”Jammin’ In The Vineyards, the Little Vineyard’s monthly summermusic series that was launched in June and set to run through theend of summer has been expanded to include October, announcedRich Little, winegrower and jam-master of the music series. The finalshow of the season is set for October 11. The Jammin’ session beginsat 5 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. Admission is free with barbequesandwiches and wine by the glass or bottle available for purchase.“We wanted to extend our passion for music and wine withfriends,” said Rich Little. “The monthly jamming nights have been abig hit that we wanted to keep going, so we added October 11.Playing music in the vineyard, having friends come over and enjoy agreat night in Glen Ellen is the best part.”Little Vineyards Family Winery produces small lots of Zinfandel,Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah as well as beautiful redblends, all from grapes grown on the property.The tasting room is open Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Guests are always welcome to picnic on the patio orwith advance notice, may order a gourmet picnic box lunch to haveready for your arrival.Little Vineyards Family Winery is located at 15188 SonomaHighway (between Valley of the Moon Winery and B.R. Cohn) inGlen Ellen. For additional information, call (707) 996-2750.Harvest Party at Viansa WinerySunday, September 30th, noon to 4 pmA long-standing Sonoma Valley tradition, join Viansa Wineryas they toast the Crush season with their Annual Harvest Party.An occasion that marks the annual grape harvest, this is acelebration to honor all those whose tireless work in thevineyards to bring forth the bounty of new vintage wines. Thisyear, wine club members and winery guests are invited to enjoythe celebration on Sunday, September 30th. A festive event heldat the winery’s scenic Alto Piano area, they’ll toast the 2012vintage with an array of delicious Viansa wines and foods andenjoy an afternoon of live music. An event to include a sparklingwine and oyster bar, harvest-themed buffet featuring seasonaland local ingredients, live music and dancing, a grape stompand harvest tour led by Viansa’s winemaking team as well thetraditional blessing of the grapes. Advanced reservations aresuggested to ensure your spot at this annual sell-out event.Cost for winery guests is $80 per person. To book your spot,contact them directly at: 1-800-995-4740 or emailtuscan@viansa.com.Viansa Winery is located at 25200 Arnold Drive, Sonoma,CA, 95476. Join the Tuscan Club and enjoy 25% of all winepurchases and 10% off all food and gifts.54www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVineyard Tours Now Available At Meadowcroft WinesEvery Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. MeadowcroftWines is offering Vineyard Tours of the 18-acre Pinot Noir vineyardson the property. Discover why the Carneros region is the perfect spotfor Pinot Noir growing while you enjoy the fruits of the vine in yourglass during your tour.The Vineyard Tours are led by a knowledgeable staff member atthe Meadowcroft Wines tasting room located at CornerStoneSonoma, 23574 Arnold Drive/Hwy 121 in the Carneros region ofSonoma. The tour is $15 per person and also includes wine tasting.Reservations for the Vineyard Tours are recommended. For moreinformation, visit www.meadowcroftwines.com.“Our tour guests will learn the dynamics of growing one of theworld’s most sought after grape from soil and root to leaf and berry,”says Meadowcroft tasting room manager Phyllis Hyland. “Giving ourguests hands-on information about the varietal, why Carneros is animportant growing area for Pinot Noir, and discussing the variousstages of seasonal growth, with the end result being one of our mostpopular wines, has become an extremely popular feature at ourtasting room.”Individuals and small groups are invited to take part in theweekend tours by calling the tasting room for a reservation at (707)934-4090. Guests are also encouraged to bring a hat and dependingupon the time of year, a jacket as well. The Vineyard Tours willcontinue into the autumn months with cooperating weather.Tom MeadowcroftMeadowcroft Wines includesthe Meadowcroft, Thomas Henryand Foyt Family labels. Thetasting room is located within theCornerstone Sonoma (www.cornerstonesonoma.com) complex thatfeatures 24 world-class gardens, art galleries and cutting-edge designshops all set among acres of vineyards. The tasting room is open dailyfrom 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The venue is available for private parties,private tastings, wine dinners and other events. With plenty of freeparking at Cornerstone Sonoma, the area is a perfect setting for anytype of event, both indoors or outdoors. For information or to makereservations, call (707) 934-4090.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com55


SoNoMA CouNTY | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDSOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.100 Pythian Road at Highway 12 in Santa Rosa1-888-675-WINE | www.stfranciswinery.com56St. Francis Winery & Vineyards12th AnnualBlessing of the AnimalsSunday, October 7, from 2 to 5 p.m.Free admission; dogs, birds,fish and, yes, camels are welcome.Proceeds benefit the Humane Society.Zinfandel Sale & Harvest BarbecueSaturday, October 20, from 3 to 6 p.m.$35, reservations requiredST. FRANCiSWiNERY & viNEYARdSIt’s almost enough to drink in the viewBY JAMES KNIGHTSt. Francis easily occupies the most dramatic setting in the Sonoma Valley. Likesome monastery in the Italian Alps, the winery’s signature bell tower points to thepeaks of Hood Mountain, looming 2,000 feet above the valley floor, bookended byancient volcanic cinder cones. It sets a high bar indeed for a wine tasting experienceto match, and St. Francis has met the challenge admirably.Founded in the 1970s, St. Francis first gained fame for a varietal that was thennew to Sonoma. As if on cue, a fellow taster at the bar says, “First thing you thinkwhen you hear St. Francis – you think St. Francis Merlot!”Dubbed the “Master of Merlot,” emeritus winemaker Tom Mackey recently passedthe torch to two young women winemakers. Katie Madigan makes the widelyavailable Sonoma County wines, while Heather Munden is tasked with crafting theArtisan Series, which is sold only at the winery. Most of the grapes are hand-pickedand grown on estate vineyards throughout Sonoma County. Today, St. Francis’ oldvines Zinfandel is one of the winery’s top sellers.In the spacious tasting room, veteran staff may start you off with a crisp 2011Sauvignon Blanc ($22), as lean as lime, with sweet pineapple notes, before movingon to the 2010 Wild Oak Chardonnay ($25), grown just outside the door, with atouch of caramel on the lingering finish. The velvety, licorice-scented Rhône-style2007 Côte du Sonoma ($35) just might win over some Merlot fans. Not only are thewines highly rated, but St. Francis has also been voted among the best places towork by the North Bay Business Journal. That means knowledgeable, longstandingwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | SoNoMA CouNTYA TASTING ROOM BY DAY…Consistently rated 91 plus point Single VineyardChardonnay, Pinot Noirs, and Syrah.Bring in this ad for a complimentary tasting for 2.OPEN FRIDAYTHROUGHSUNDAY 10AM TO 4PM707.623.9621 | www.lostcanyonwinery.comA VIBRANT WINE BAR BY NIGHT• Wines by the glass and by the bottle• All labels either owned or importedby Fritz Cellars.• Unique food and wine pairings onthe weekends.OPEN TUESDAYTHROUGH SATURDAY4PM TO 10PM707.623.9619www.station1870.comin Historic Railroad Square ~ 123 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401employees give you the best experience possibleIf you have time to linger and enjoy the view, step up tocharcuterie on the patio ($25), and enjoy a plate of cured meats,house-made rillettes, and the best local cheeses from Sonomaand Marin.The ultimate experience is a wine and food pairing ($38)designed by Executive Chef Dave Bush. Held two or three timesdaily (except Tuesdays and Wednesdays), the five-courseseasonal menus are meant to both satiate and challenge thesenses. Seatings are limited to 16 places set around a donutshapedtable in the newly renovated grand dining room, wherethe host – in the donut hole – acts not as know-it-all sommelierbut provocateur, encouraging guests to try different wines tofind what they like best. Red with fish? The chef encouragesexperimentation with his locally-sourced ingredients – often aslocal as the two-acre market garden in front of the winery. Arecent menu included white corn vichyssoise with citrusmarinated rock shrimp, roasted mushroom salad and housemadelamb chorizo. These are no itty-bitty “amuse-bouche.” Asfive-course platings plus wine pairings go,St. Francis offers a great value – and one of the best views inSonoma Valley.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW 57


WiNE CouNTRY NEWS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKWiNEMAKER PRoFiLE:Steve Ledson, Ledson Winery & VineyardsBY MICHELLE J. BAKERFor a winemaker with 20 harvests under hisbelt, Steve Ledson still gets jazzed about anupcoming harvest. “This year looks perfect so far,and we’re excited to get the harvest started,” saysLedson, a lifelong entrepreneur who started hiseponymous winery in 1994.This harvest is especially busy for Ledson,who, along with his wife Amy, celebrated thebirth of a baby girl, Taylor, at the end of July.Ledson is the consummate family man – it doesn’ttake long for him to bring any conversation backaround to how proud he is of his roots.This year, Ledson is most excited about thefirst harvest from a recently planted block ofBordeaux varietals on the Castle Estate Vineyards. This block will bethe basis for a new Bordeaux-style blend dubbed “Three Brothers,”honoring the impact Steve’s dad, Noble, and his uncles Winslow andWhitby had on his life. The three brothers were intrepidentrepreneurs, first starting their own parcel delivery company asteenagers. The brothers went on to enjoy great success as farmers,and passed on their love of farming to son and nephew Steve.Ledson, who built a successful construction company in the’70s and ’80s, oversees both the farming and wine production athis winery. He’s most passionate about seeing the process throughfrom planting vines all the way to the final product in the bottle.“It’s a several-year process from soil to bottle; it’s the same sense ofaccomplishment you feel when you build a house from theground up,” says Ledson.During harvest season Ledson keeps a closeeye on all of the vineyards, including the 17-acre Castle Estate Vineyard, planted mostly toMerlot, along with 21 acres of old vineZinfandel located in the town of Sonoma, 5.5acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon inAlexander Valley, and a 5,500 acres inMendocino County, a small portion of which isplanted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.Visitors to the winery can see how Ledsonhas mastered the art of finding the right site forthe right varietal, and the right varietal from theright site, with the accolades to prove it. TheLedson 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir wasrecently named the Sweepstakes Best Red Wine at the 2012 North ofthe Gate Wine Competition. Both Sauvignon Blancs, from NapaValley and Russian River Valley, are perennial gold and double-goldmedal winners. Ledson is especially excited about the 2009 Old VineZinfandel, which was recently bottled, as well as two of his CabernetSauvignons, from Howell Mountain and Alexander Valley.The famous Ledson Castle, located in Kenwood, is a must-stop forany visitor to Sonoma Valley. This 16,000-square-foot Gothic, French-Normandy structure boasts sweeping staircases, marble fireplaces,cathedral-style windows, coffered ceilings, over five miles of ornatewood inlays and mosaics, several tasting bars, and some luxuriouslyappointed private tasting suites where one can enjoy a personal tastingwith an experienced wine consultant or in house sommelier.World-Renowned Winemakers David Ramey, Andrew Bilenkij Join Ledson TeamDavid Ramey, known throughout theworld as one of the top winemakers in theindustry, has joined the Ledson family asconsulting winemaker. Ramey is widelyacknowledged as one of the prominent winepioneers whose efforts helped bringCalifornia wines to the forefront of theinternational wine world.In February of 2012, Robert Parker said,“David Ramey is one of the few California winemakers who thinksin terms of structure, not just flavor, something that sets him apartfrom many of his peers.”Steve Ledson and David Ramey have been friends for a longtime and Ledson has always admired and been inspired by Ramey’sinnovative winemaking style.Formerly winemaker at Cumulus Wines in New South Wales,Australia, Bilenkij trained under one of themost acclaimed winemakers in the world,Philip Shaw, winner of the coveted“Winemaker of the Year” at the LondonInternational Wine and Spirits Competitionin both 1986 and 2000. While he was atCumulus, Bilenkij also had the opportunityto work in France for some highlyprestigious wineries: Domaine JacquesPrieur in Burgundy and Chateau Malescot St. Expury in Bordeaux.“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the vibrantCalifornia wine industry, producing top end wines with SteveLedson and David Ramey from some of the best vineyard sourcesacross Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties. I’m excited aboutthe energy that the three of us are generating in the pursuit ofimpeccable wines.”58Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


What’s New at this Year’sSonoma County Harvest FairWiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | WiNE CouNTRY NEWSWine Tasting inSANTA ROSAOne of Sonoma County’s most popular annual events is backOctober 5, 6 and 7. New at this year’s Sonoma County Harvest Fairwill be a fun contest for high school-aged budding chefs, as well ascooking competitions for professionals where fair-goers can watchand learn. There also will be a “school” any beer aficionado wouldlove, lots of new farm-themed attractions and activities, somespecial pricing for admission, and value-focused packages.Cooking CompetitionsFriday, October 5, students from Sonoma County high schoolsthat have culinary programs will be competing in an “Iron Chef”type contest. Participants will each receive the same set ofingredients, and will create their best gastronomic masterpieces.Saturday, October 6, professionals and amateurs will be competing(in separate categories) to see who can create the best grilled cheesesandwich. Sunday, October 7, another cooking competition willidentify the best quesadilla in the county.Beer SchoolWhat could be better for beer lovers than engaging the sensesand learning all about their favorite beverage? The new Cheesy BeerSchool will include a Lagunitas “short course” using five popularmicrobrews, paired with local cheeses. The courses will run for 20minutes at 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday andSunday. People can sign up prior to the fair at www.harvestfair.org.On Saturday, October 6 from 1-5 p.m. in the fair's village areabetween the Hall of Flowers and the Garrett Building, there will alsobe a microbrew tasting sponsored by Lagunitas.Farm FunSweet Lil’s Farmery will be on hand with hatching chicks,barnyard animals, and perhaps best of all, a faux cow kids andadults can milk. Another hot spot during the entire Harvest Fair willbe the new Pumpkin Stage – the setting for not only the giantpumpkin weigh-off, but other pumpkin-themed fun, like carving,painting, and even an Easy Bake Oven bake-off to determine thebest pumpkin cake.Returning FavoritesLast year’s new Grand Tasting event proved popular withattendees and will be back this year on Friday, October 5, from 5:30to 8 p.m. All “best of show” and gold medal-winning wines andfood will be available for unlimited tastes with ticket purchase.Of course, the World Championship Grape Stomp will be backthis year with more than a dozen qualifying stomps before the bigfinal on Sunday, October 7 at 5 p.m.This three-day celebration of the Sonoma County lifestyle willalso feature chef demonstrations, delicious cuisine, wine seminars,an art exhibition and sale, ongoing musical performances, farm andharvest agricultural activities for children and adults, and muchmore. For ticket prices, schedules and more information, visitwww.harvestfair.org, or call (707) 545-4203.SANTA ROSAVINTNERS SQUARE• D’Argenzio Winery• House Band Wines• Krutz Family Cellars• Sheldon WinesLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 59DUTTON AVECLEVELANDTHE WINEYARD• Atascadero Creek• Flocchini Wines• Jazz Cellars• Shone Farm• Heritage Public House101COLLEGE AVECOLLEGE AVEWILSONTOHEALDSBURGSOUTH TOSAN FRANCISCORILEY STTOSONOMA4TH STSANTA ROSA VINTNERS SQUAREd’Argenzio Winery • House Band Wines • Krutz Family CellarsSheldon Wines • The Wineyard: Atascadero Creek, FlocchiniWines, Jazz Cellars, Shone Farm, Heritage Public House1301-1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401(707) 280 4658 | www.santarosavintnerssquare.comAn Urban Winery Village: Santa Rosa's first Winery District in theheart of the Santa Rosa, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County.D’ARGENZIO WINERYOpen daily 11am-6pm, Thursday til 9pm(707) 280 4658 | www.dargenziowine.comWine Tasting & Barrel Tasting ExperienceUncorking Centuries of Artisan ExcellenceComplimentary Tasting for 2 & 10% off wine purchasePurchase of 1 bottle per guest receive complimentary barrel tasting per guestHOUSE BAND WINESOpen Friday-Sunday 12 to 6pm or call for an appointment(707) 509-3786 | www.housebandwines.comWines to ROCK your taste buds! Latest releases are all closed with easy-to-openscrew caps…and now include new generous single-serve 375ml flex pouch(that conveniently hangs from a lanyard) for festivals and other activities.Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Mention this ad – 2 for 1 wine tastingKRUTZ FAMILY CELLARSOpen Friday-Sunday 12 to 6pm or call for an appointment(707) 536-1532 | www.krutzfamilycellars.comArtisan micro-winery featuring 90+ point wines from some of themost prized vineyards in Nor Cal – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah andCabernet Sauvignon. Several of these wines have been on Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 wines of the year list.2 for 1 wine tasting with mention of this ad.SHELDON WINES(707) 865-6755 | www.sheldonwines.comSingle vineyard, sustainably farmed, hand harvested and basket pressed.Limited productions of award winning Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir,Grenache, Graciano, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. 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SoNoMA vALLEY | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISFor updates onWhat’s Happeningin Wine Country,sign up for our emailnewsletter atwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeJack LondonState ParkBENNETT VALLEY RD.Paradise RidgeTy Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu, En GardeBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.B WISEVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMAudelssa EstateERIC ROSSMOONDANCECELLARSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryORANGEGROVEARNOLD DRIVEMacLeodWARM SPRINGS RDMADRONEAGUA CALIENTE ROADBOYES BLVD12R ROADB.R. CohnBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the MoonVERANO AVELAWNDALESt. Anne’s CrossingFamily WineriesLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDHKGESTATEWINESDeerfield RanchDUNBAMAYOFAMILYW. SPAIN ST.LandmarkVineyard12CHATEAU ST. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDTHEPLAZAKundeTRINITYArrowoodCAVEDALEHanzellKazMOON MTN4th EADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANImageryRDPetroniVineyardsKenwoodRavenswoodGEHRICKERDSEBASTIANILOVELL VALLEY RD7th STLN.CASTLE RD. VINEYARDTONAPA VALLEYOLD WINERYRDSugarloafState ParkSONOMAV A L L E YW I N E R I E SAkoma ZoumeSONOMA PLAZACHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECABRYTER ESTATESERIC K JAMES VINEYARDSAdobe RoadEnvolveGlenLyonHawkesHaywoodHighway 12 WineryRocheSojournSpannTwo AmigosWaltWestwoodBartholomew ParkBUENAVISTAFaveroTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116Parmelee HillBONNESSSCHUGTOSAN FRANCISCOPETALUMARobledoFamilyCARNEROS ESTATEBONNEAUGLORIA FERRERCLINELEVERONI ROADAnabaBonneauFREMONT121JACUZZIVIANSA5th ST WESTBROADW AY37CaveLarsonFamily5th ST EASTCELLAR DOOR12CORNERSTONE SONOMAMEADOWCROFT WINESFoyt Family WinesKeating WinesRam’s GateR2EAST NAPA STDENMARK STNAPA ROADMacrostie121218th ST EASTGundlach-BundschuScribeBURNDALEKamenTin BarnCARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryGofesselTONAPANot to ScaleTOVALLEJO60 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SoNoMA CouNTY | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKArtwork of Michael Holland Returns toCharles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room & GalleryThe artwork of Sonoma’s own Michael Holland returns to CharlesCreek Vineyard’s Tasting Room and Gallery with a show of newpaintings and prints, scheduled to hang through September 30.The current show is focusing primarily on works created after theartist suffered from a debilitating stroke in 2008. Painting now withhis left hand, Mike’s post-2008 works, while clearly exhibiting hismastery of color, also display a unique sensibility that goes beyondthe physical changes he has experienced since the stroke, seeminglyemanating from a different emotional well-spring.Specializing in high quality Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignonfrom great vineyard sources in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys, CharlesNew HollandCreek produceswines that arefood friendly,fruit driven, andeasily pairedwith the coursesof a meal. Thewinery TastingRoom isconveniently situated in a charming 1890s era storefront on thehistoric Sonoma Plaza. In addition wine tasting and sales, the TastingRoom also provides space to show the work of local artists.The Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room and Gallery, open sevendays a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is located at 483 First St. West,on the historic Plaza in downtown Sonoma. For more information,call (707) 935-3848 or email alan@charlescreek.comThe Birthplace of California WineTaste with The Count • Beautiful Picnic Areas62Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Wine Tasting on historicSONOMA PLAZATaste award-winning local wines at18 Unique Tasting Rooms all within walking distance!HAWKESROCHE WINERYWEST SPAIN STREETADOBE ROADWINERYCHARLES CREEKVINEYARDS˝WEST NAPA STREET1ST STREET WESTWALTHISTORICSONOMA PLAZAWESTWOOD WINERY HAYWOODTWO AMIGOSBRYTER ESTATES˝ENVOLVE WINERYMAPLE STREETSonomaEnotecaBROADWAY˝VISITORCENTERSONOMAENOTECAR2 WINECOMPANY1ST STREET EAST˝LEDSONHIGHWAY 12 WINERYEAST NAPA STREETKAMEN WINES Della SantinaENOTECA˝SPANN SOJOURNVINEYARDS CELLARSPATTEN STREETEAST SPAIN STREET˝ERIC K JAMESVINEYARDSWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIES– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.comSonoma Plaza, a National Historic Landmark, isoriginally home to the last of the chain of 21California missions. Throughout its colorfulhistory – including the Bear Flag Revolt where theCalifornia state flag was first raised in 1842 – thesmall-town epicenter is now home to some 25gourmet dining establishments, 40 boutique shopsand art galleries as well as 18 unique tastingrooms. A well-known tourist destination, visitorscome to Sonoma to experience the idyllic WineCountry lifestyle. Sure, doublewide tractors maygrace the two-lane Highway 12, wide-openranchlands blanket the valley between towns, andwooly sheep keep weeds and grasses minimal inthe vineyards. But, no doubt, you will also findcountless award-winning wineries and world-classrestaurants in Sonoma. Sonoma is all about life,about taste and enjoying each day.BRYTER ESTATESSpecialties: Sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot NoirAward-winning wines from a small boutique family winery25 East Napa Street, Suite E • Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.(707) 501-8272 • bryter.comMake sure to taste our sparkling and award-winning wines!ERIC K JAMES VINEYARDSLocal Syrah & Pinot Noir (Estate grown, small production)Seated tastings that are personal, educational and interactive fun452 First Street, Suite G • Open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.(707) 996-1364 • erickjames.comAlso try our large tasting selection of local, Sonoma Olive Oils and Vinegars.Our latest awards include:• 2009 CHARDONNAY – SARALEE’S VINEYARD• 2009 CHARDONNAY “LAS PATOLITAS”• 2007 SANGIOVESE – ALEXANDER VALLEY• 2005 CABERNET SAUVIGNON “LA VISTA”Tasting Room and Gallery Open Daily 11-6483 1st Street West on the Plaza, Downtown Sonoma935-3848 | www.charlescreek.comSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comLEDSON WINERY & VINEYARDSTaste Ledson and Zina Hyde Cunningham Wines – Enjoy atasting and stay to dine in our French Bistro, Centre du Vin480 First Street East, Sonoma • Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.(707) 996-9779 • www.ledsonhotel.comUpgraded tasting when you mention this adR2 WINE COMPANYOur wines are food friendly,value driven and simply taste great!654 Broadway, Sonoma • Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.(707) 933-1330 • r2winecompany.comComplimentary Upgrade Reserve Library Tasting63


SoNoMA vALLEY | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKSonoma Valley Wine Trolley Expands Service, Adds New Routevisitors have even more choices to see wine country in a unique wayAll aboard for a new way to see wine country! One of the BayArea’s favorite modes of transportation now roams the quaint streetsand vineyards of the gorgeous Sonoma Valley, offering open-air viewsthat allow guests to experience wine country like they never havebefore. And now, the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley has added a newroute, giving guests a choice of two memorable experiences.Reservations may be purchased at www.sonomavalleywinetrolley.com,or by calling 1-877-WINE-TROLLEY.The new route begins at the historic Sonoma Plaza and meandersinto the town of Glen Ellen and the Kenwood area, including stops atBenziger Family Winery, Imagery Winery, Paradise Ridge in Kenwoodand Deerfield Ranch Winery. This excursion is offered in addition tothe Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley’s original route, which includes stopsat four boutique wineries located in and around the town of Sonoma.Both tours are $99 per person and include a gourmet lunch cateredby the acclaimed the girl & the fig restaurant. The Sonoma ValleyWine Trolley experience begins with a daily passenger pickup at10:30 a.m. from the town of Sonoma's Historic Downtown Plaza.Arrangements for pickup at several Sonoma hotel locations can bemade prior to 10:30 a.m.“We’ve added this new experience to give visitors a chance to visitmore quality wineries in our area, and to be able to do that in a fun,memorable way that is affordable,” says Craig Haskell, GeneralManager of the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley. “Guests are able to leavethe driving to us, while they sit back and enjoy the scenery and thegreat wines.”The Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley is a hand-built replica of aCalifornia Street Cable Car that was used in San Francisco from thelate 1890s to the early 1930s. Every detail from the all-woodencarriage to the solid brass bell is an authentic feature. It is an open-aircable car, allowing for a more sensory experience with unobstructedviews, and the aromas of the vineyards, especially during crush. Thewine trolley tours daily throughout the year, so guests are encouragedto dress warmly throughout the cooler months.The Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley is owned by Appellation Tours, alocal company founded 11 years ago by Tom Buck. Tom and his wife,Georgia, have successfully built a highly acclaimed limousine andtouring company, offering high quality customer service, comfortabletransportation, and knowledgeable drivers. These standards, therelationships they've established with businesses in Napa andSonoma, and their drive to provide unique wine tasting experiencesfor locals and visitors, are the foundation of this family-ownedcompany. For more information, visitwww.sonomavalleywinetrolley.com.TOSANTA ROSATOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.OAKMONT DRCORRICKAdler FelsLEDSONST. FRANCISLOS AMOS RDMacLeodLNPYTHIAN RDLAWNDALESt. Anne’s CrossingParadise RidgeTy Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu, En GardeB WISEVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardKazCHATEAU ST. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkDeerfield RanchKundeA Taste of Italiain Sonoma ValleyItalian Piazza • MarketplaceDeli • Wood-fired Pizza OvenGelato & Gourmet Chocolate BarSonoma Valley Tenors perform Saturdays & Sundays, 2-2:30Daily 10am to 5pm • 60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood, CA • 707.833.230064Jack LondonState ParkBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.Audelssa EstateERIC ROSSMOONDANCECELLARSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDWARM SPRINGS RDHKGESTATEWINESDUNBAMADRONER ROADMAYOFAMILYB.R. CohnBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12ImageryTRINITYArrowoodCAVEDALEMOON MTNKENWOOD &GLEN ELLENW I N E R I E SRDPetroniVineyardsAkoma ZoumeTONAPA VALLEYFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | SoNoMA vALLEYWISDOMsold here…OPEN FOR TASTINGS10:30am to 5:30pm daily9077 Highway 12 in Kenwood707.282.9169cellar @ bwiseviney ar ds .combwisevineyards.comMention this ad to receive anenhanced tasting experience.13th Annual Porsches at the Palace, Sept. 30Steve Ledson, founder of Sonoma Valley’s LedsonWinery & Vineyards is pleased to present Porsches atthe Palace. Porsches at the Palace will showcase thebest of the vintage vehicles during the 13th annualPorsche aficionado event. The German sports car hasdevoted fans, drawing large crowds at one of theLedson Castle’s biggest events of the year. LedsonWinery will host the car show on Sunday, September30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.The winery has recently won some incredible awards,including Sweepstakes for the 2010 Russian River ValleyPinot Noir, Best of Class for the 2010 Napa ValleySauvignon Blanc and a long list of Gold Medals. TheGourmet Marketplace is filled with custom Ledson oliveoils and mustards and is well known for their delicioussignature sandwiches and salads.Local builder, philanthropist and fifth generationSonoma winemaker Steve Ledson founded LedsonWinery & Vineyards in 1993.The winery is located at7335 Sonoma Highway in Kenwood and is open dailyfrom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the winery at (707) 833-2330 or visit the website:www.ledson.com. When in Sonoma, stay at the Ledson Hotel located on Sonoma’s historic plaza for theperfect wine county weekend, bistro dining and a critically acclaimed Sunday brunch; it’s a launching padfor everything wine country.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com65


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The 16th annual Steele Wines Harvest Festival will be held from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, andwill feature wine, food, art, entertainment and more.Famous for its grape-stomping competition for kids and adults,the two-day festival offers a barbecue served by the local 4-H Club, aswell as several vendor booths with plentiful food, fine art, arts andcrafts, and other unique souvenirs and gifts. In addition, variousmusicians will perform both days.Tasting of the Steele Wines collection from Lake County vineyardsalso will be available throughout the weekend, and tasters will gohome with a Steele Wines logo glass.Children are welcome to attend the event and hang out in the kids’corner, featuring face painting, storytelling, kids’ crafts and more.Sponsored by Steele Wines and held in conjunction with theHarvest Festival, the 22nd-annual Vineyard Run for Literacy will takeplace Sunday, October 14. A benefit for the Lake County LiteracyCoalition, the 5K/10K run and the 5K walk begin at Steele Wines,with a course along autumn-colored vineyards and orchards.Registration is at 8 a.m. Sunday, and the race starts at 9 a.m. Theentry donation is $20 per person and $30 per family.Steele Wines is located at 4350 Thomas Drive at Highway 29 inKelseyville, California. The tasting room is open Monday throughKelseyville Pear Festival, Sept. 29The 20th-annual Kelseyville Pear Festival will be held Saturday,September 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Kelseyville.The event, which is held each year on the last Saturday inSeptember, celebrates the local pear harvest. It is a day of fun for thewhole family with a quilt show, a fine arts show, local arts and crafts,as well as performances throughout the day from local musicians anddancers. Mule-drawn wagon rides transport event-goers along thestreets, adding to the hometown feel. Displays and exhibits focus onthe town’s agricultural heritage, featuring the many types of pearsgrown in and around Kelseyville, affectionately known as the “PearCapital of the World.”The Kelseyville Pear Festival Parade – a Lake County tradition –begins at 9:30 a.m. Children also will enjoy a wide array of activitiesincluding jump houses and a petting zoo with miniature animals.Antique tractors, steam engines, and all types of farm equipmentwill be on display as part of the antique tractor and engine exhibitwhere many local tractor collectors show off their finest, oldest, andmost unusual models.Event-goers are encouraged to “make a weekend of it” byenjoying a special pre-festival Friday evening concert by Singin’Cowboy Dave Stamey in the Wildhurst Vineyards courtyard. Ticketsare $40 per person and include the concert, a complimentary glassof wine, and barbecue under the stars. Be sure to check outwww.lakecounty.com for lodging information.Admission to the Kelseyville Pear Festival on Saturday is free.Please visit www.kelseyvillepearfestival.com for more information.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | MENdoCiNo/LAKE CouNTiESSteele Wines Harvest Festival & Vineyard RunSaturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Steele Winesor the Steele Wines Harvest Festival, call (707) 279-9475 or visitwww.steelewines.com. For more information on the Vineyard Run forLiteracy, call (707) 263-7633.Lake County’s winegrowing regions span vast, diverse terrainshaped by both volcanics and tectonics. Its high elevation, intenseclimate, and distinct soils combine to produce wines of high qualityand character that have continued to gain impressive industryrecognition. Visitors to the area experience these award-winningwines in casual tasting rooms that reflect the area’s friendly, relaxedlifestyle. Lake County is part of the North Coast appellation alongwith neighboring regions of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, andwithin Lake County are five designated appellations: Benmore Valley,Clear Lake, Guenoc, High Valley and Red Hills.Truly Historic,Truly Delightful,Truly HoplandOPEN DAILY 10-510400 South Hwy. 101 Hopland CA 95449(707) 462-6666 | (877) 462-066667


VineyardsChouinardWinery &WestoverKITTY HAWK RDMAIN ST SANTA RITA ROADSAN JOSE,TO& SALINASRDAVE.FF COMMARROYOEckertEstateMuriettaÕsWellMINESVASCO ROADGREENVILLE ROADWine Tasting inLIVERMORE VALLEY Wine Country2 for 1TASTINGwith this adThe Singing Winemaker will take you on a journeywith Great Wine, Great Music and a Great ExperienceA unique tasting experience celebratingTruth, Beauty and Goodnessthrough Wine, Music and Art!Open Friday‐Sunday from 12 to 5pmExtended hours often in the summer.Private tasting and pairings areoffered by appointment.5143 Tesla RoadLivermore, CA 94550(925) 606‐WINE (9463)www.thesingingwinemaker.comMusical Wine by The Singing WinemakerBY KIMBERLY HORG-WEBBMusic and wine lovers can have the both of best worlds by tastingmusically inspired wines with live music by the singer/winemakerwho goes by the name: The Singing Winemaker (aka Steve Powell).Steve’s signature wines are his red varietals but he offers every typeof wine ranging from Dolcissimo, a musical term meaning “verysweetly” for a Cabernet Sauvignon blush; a white Scherzando,(musical term for playful) for his, light summer white wine; a tawnyPort; a late harvest Zin dessert wine along with peach, raspberry andalmond sparkling wines. “We focus on red but provide wine for allpalates, there is something in the tasting room for everyone,” he said.“We have great wines and the best wine tasting experience.” TheSinging Winemaker has not released a new red wine in a year, so thissummer he is back in action, releasing six wines. Each will have arelease party during the summer with wine and food pairings forguests and of course, music for every age and taste performed by TheSinging Winemaker.Many of his wines have musical names including his Harmonyblend made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Old VineZinfandel. The Singing Winemaker’s popular Melody which is ablend of Malbec and Tempranillo is always a crowd pleaser alongwith another favorite, Amador County Barbera, which is a robustItalian varietal.TOFRANCISCOSANTOSACRAMENTO580DublinPALOMARES ROADLIVERMORE VALLEYTRI-VALLEYCONVENTION& VISITORSBUREAULittleValleyPleasantonW I N E R I E SVALLEY AVEMitchell Katz84VINEYARDPORTOLA AVE.L St.Livermore(Blacksmith Square)John Christopher CellarsHOLMES ST.Las PositasFIRST STREETWinemakerÕsPourhouseS. LIVERMOREPACIFICRetzlaffRodrigueMolyneauxEAST AVE.Page MillLavishLainesTHE SINGINGWINEMAKER&ConcannonKent Darcie580Ridge CudaRyhan &Stony Ridge &Crooked Vine HiddenCreekTESLA ROADKent StevenLaRochelleTOFOOTHILLSSIERRANottinghamOccasioLongevityRios-LovellTam‡s & WentePATTERSON PASSCedar MountainGarrŽel SolLUPIN ROADPurpleOrchidInnBodegasAguirreCROSS ROADEagle RidgeVICTORIALesnes ChBoaventuraBERNAL AVE.Marr CellarsRuby HillWETMORE RDPalomares VineyardsSunolKILKARE RD.680EllistonVineyardsFenestraWineryISABEL AVECoyneThomasWineryWineryVineyardsWenteRestaurantCenterVisitorsGolf CourseandFamily Wood Vineyards*MTN. CEDAR RDBent Creek WineryWineryCrane WhiteMcGRAILVINEYARDSRed FeatherWineryWhite House WineryBigEvans JohnR. CharlesVineyardsTenuta Vineyards84MAINVALKALTHOLECI TOSEn GardeONNILES CANYON ROAD68www.WineCountryThisWeek.comMONTEREY/CARMEL


SAN FRANCISCOROAD CLOSEDAVENUE DAVENUE EROAD CLOSEDAVENUE HAVENUE IAVENUE MAVENUE NOAKLANDWine Tasting onTREASURE ISLANDTreasure Island Flea, Sept. 29-30Treasure Island Flea is an urban open-air market held on historicTreasure Island in San Francisco showcasing local Bay Areadesigners, collectors, makers, artists, crafters, specialty foodpurveyors, local wineries and entertainment.It’s the perfect venue to treasure hunt with family and friends forthe unique and unusual, eating some of the best specialty foods inthe Bay while enjoying spectacular skyline views of San Franciscofrom bridge to bridge.On the weekend of September 29-30, Treasure Island Fleawelcomes and celebrates the Petaluma Little League baseballplayers and their families.In addition to shopping, local entertainment, a changingselection of street food trucks and award-winning California winesfrom The Winery SF will be on hand.Hot Wheels RacesFifty plus feet of vintage Hot Wheels track will be set-up for youto see if you have what it takes to walk away a winner. The Vendorwill have a wide selection of cool cars to choose from. Purchaseyour choice hot rod and prepare to race! Once you have your car,you may experience your need for speed as many times as like.Kenya BakerKenya Baker, an outstanding Bay Area guitarist, will beperforming during the event. For four years, he toured with Britishsinger and Grammy-winner, Joss Stone, playing for celebrities anddignitaries around the world. Prior to that, he toured with LucyPearl and Tony!Toni!Tone!. Kenya is also a talented music producerand has two platinum albums.Scavenger Hunt – worth $25 to spend at the vendor of your choiceThere’s a Scavenger Hunt at each show. To get the inside scoopon the monthy item, join the Treasure Island Flea Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/TreasureIslandFlea. The item to be looking forwill be posted the Wednesday before the weekend show. The itemis hid many times throughout both days!The exhibitors that are sharing their products with you arecolorful individuals with unique stories to share. You will not onlywalk away with a new treasure but with memories for years tocome. Each time you experience the market it will be different, itwill have a changing selection of both merchandise and food. Socome and enjoy this two-day weekend event, held on the lastSaturday and Sunday of every month!This shopping experience will be like no other you have everhad in Northern California. Parking is free, admission is $3. Seeyou there!Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 69AVENUE OF THE PALMSTheMagicCarpetGreatLawnIslandMarket& Deli/VisitorCenter9TH STREETBODEGA WINE ESTATES:Knightswood, Just JoshinStein Family WinesCALIFORNIA AVENUEWINERY SFTreasure IslandBar & GrillTO I-80/BAY BRIDGESAN FRANCISCO/OAKLANDHoffman Family Cellars11TH STREET4TH STREETTreasureIslandWinesTREASUREISLANDOasis CafeTREASURE ISLANDBODEGA WINE ESTATES751 13th Street at Avenue I, Treasure Island, San FranciscoFri, Sat and Sun from 1 to 6pm, 415-525-4154Free tasting for two with adA collection of family wineries – the venue promises a trulyunique and enjoyable wine tasting experience withspectacular views of the City. Bring your lunch/picnic to enjoywith wine on the terrace.13TH STREETKnightswood wines are crafted to allow them express the natureof the vineyards' locale, giving voice to the elements of sun, windand rain unique to each.Stein Family Wines – Got honest wine? We do. Our wines celebrate being aliveand show life’s creative essence. We make sure the folks who grow and make itenjoy some of its dreams, too. Why? Because fair is fair. Great wines made theright way: steinfamilywines.com/donations.The FatGrapeWineryTHE WINERY SF200 California Ave. Bldg 180 N, Treasure Island, Daily 12pm-5pm415-SF -JUICE • www.winery-sf.comThe Winery SF brings the California wine experience to SanFrancisco. It’s 20,000 sq. ft. winery, tasting room, and event centerallows visitors to experience the winemaking process first-hand whileenjoying award-winning wines from Napa, Sonoma, and beyond.Tours available by appointment.Market,Visitor Ce


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A Taste of MontereyThird AnnualPinotfest Beach PartyOn Saturday, September 29, the second annual Pinotfest isbeing held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the newly renovated Del MonteBeach House in Monterey. There will be over 20 vintnersoffering tastings of their classic Pinot Noirs, with white and roséwines available as well. Along with one of the best views of theCalifornia coastline and superb wine tastings, there will bedelicious tri-tip barbecue, beach party festivities, music,dancing and a silent auction. The silent auction is made up ofitems donated by the participating vintners and various otherbusinesses, with all proceeds of the auction going to HopeCenter Monterey; a nonprofit food pantry whose mission is toprovide people and pets in need with food.The aim of Pinotfest is to present, highlight and promotePinot Noir wines of Monterey County and beyond. MontereyCounty is home to more than 7,500 acres of Pinot Noir, themost planted red grape variety. The varying soils and microclimates makes Monterey County very well-suited to produceworld-class Pinot Noir. With its proximity to one of the world’sgreat Pinot Noir wine regions, coupled with natural beautyand the area’s attractions, event organizers believe thatMonterey a natural choice to locate a Pinot Noir-themed wineevent.The Hope Center Food Pantry in Monterey has beenfounded to provide groceries and pet food for neighbors inneed. The Hope Center Monterey is run completely byvolunteers and is the only food pantry on the MontereyPeninsula to provide pet food. “We believe that keepingfamilies together, with their pets, and fed, even in the toughestof economic times is the best way we can keep our communitystrong, happy and safe.” For more information on the HopeCenter, visit www.hopecentermonterey.org.The following vintners are participating in the secondannual Pinotfest: Bernardus Winery, Chock Rock Vineyard,Cima Collina, Comanche Cellars, Cru Wine Company, DeTierra Vineyards, Figge Cellars, Holman Ranch Vineyards,Joyce Vineyards, La Rochelle Winery, Manzoni Estate Vineyard,Michaud Vineyard, Montoya, Muirwood, Oh Wines, OtterCove, Paraiso Vineyards, Pelerin Wines, Talbott Vineyards,Tondre Wines, Silver Moutain, Ventana Vineyards and Wrath.Tickets are $50 For Monterey Wine Club Members, $55 inadvance and $70 at the door. For more information or topurchase tickets, visit www.pinotfest.com.WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | SANTA CLARA/SANTA CRuZ/MoNTEREY CouNTiES6-6-12WCTW S2S Ad-Julyvert. 3.75”w x 6.25” hLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 71


SANTA CLARA/SANTA CRuZ/MoNTEREY CouNTiES | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKLos Gatos to Hold Fall Wine Walk on Sept. 29Wine lovers will ‘sip, savor and shop’ their way through Los gatoson the third annual Fall Wine Walk from, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.More than 30 local wineries from the Santa Cruz Mountains andthe Santa Clara Valley will pour their wines at shops throughout town.Participants can stroll through town, explore the boutique shops andTO MONTEREYBoekeoogenPessagno(PAVED ROAD)HAHN SLHESTATESFOOTHILLRIVER ROADWrathRIVER ROAD68GONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIEMISSIONParaisoVineyardsMarilyn RemarkCOLONYFORT ROMIE ROADPARAISOSPRINGS RDG17MAIN STREETTaste of MontereyDe TierraTO SAN JOSE101GonzalesALTA STManzoniBlackstoneRay FranscioniVentanaLOS COCHESARROYO SECO RDSalinasFRONT STSALINASVALLEYW I N E R I E SSoledadEAST STMETZ ROAD146enjoy the local wines. A number of wineries will be located at the OldTown Amphitheater, where food from local restaurants will also beavailable. In addition, the wine walk route will showcase fourdowntown areas each of which will have food samples, entertainmentand a “Hydration Station” to quench your thirst. Tickets, $40 inadvance, are available from the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce.Wineries from the Santa Cruz Mountains participating in this eventinclude: Big Basin Vineyards, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, HouseFamily Winery, La Rusticana Vineyard, MJA Vineyards, The MountainWinery, Pelican Ranch, Perrucci Family Vineyard, Poetic Cellars,Regale Winery & Vineyards, Silver Mountain, Sones Cellars,Testarossa Winery and Villa del Monte Winery. Wineries from theSanta Clara Valley include Aver Family Vineyards, Comartin Cellars,Fortino Winery, Guglielmo Winery, Jazz Cellars, Sycamore CreekVineyards & Winery, Tank House Winery. Additionally, Hanna NicoleVineyards & Winery and WildEye Winery will participate. New forthe Fall Wine Walk are Clos La Chance Winery, Wrath Wines, Dawn’sDream, Galante Vineyards, Wargin Wines, Mica Cellars, BaiocchiFamily Vineyard, Travieso Winery and Charles Usher Wines.For more information and tickets, see the Chamber of Commercewebsite at www.losgatoschamber.com; phone (408) 354-9300. Ticketsare $40 in advance; $50 at the door (if still available). Wine walkparticipants must be at least 21. ID is required upon check-in. Checkin is in the breezeway, 100 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos.Unlimited Wine, Food & Live Music!Come to the First AnnualCalifornia WineFestival—Monterey Peninsula!Friday, October 5, 2012Sunset Rare & Reserve Wine Tasting6:30-9:30pm—Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt RegencyMontereySaturday, October 6Harvest Wine Festival1–4pm (VIPs 11:30am)—Custom House Plaza Overlookingthe Bay in MontereyNO ONE UNDER 21 ADMITTEDOCT. 5 & 672G16SycamoreCellarsARROYO SECOWALNUT101GreenfieldScheidVineyardsHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISOBISPOKing CityWIN AN 8-DAY ALL-INCLUSIVE CARIBBEAN SPA VACATIONSpecial Event—Friday, Oct. 5Winner gets $10,000 prize at the “Cooking Challenge”starring Emmy award-winning foodie Mark DeCarlo!8:00pm—ON STAGE at RARE & RESERVE TASTINGTICKETS: www.californiawinefestival.comWine Country This Week1/4 page = 3.75" wide x 4.625" highBenefitingwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | WiNERY LiSTiNgSNAPA vALLEY1313 Main – 1313 Main Street, Napa; 707 258-1313 Fri-Sat 11-12, Sun-Thu 11-10A dozen vintners – Tasting Room, 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 Open daily 10-5ACACiA vNYd – 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa; 707 226-9991 x2 Open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4Ackerman Family vineyards – 2101 Kirkland Ave, Napa; 707 238-9463Open by appointment onlyAcme Fine Wines– 1080 Fulton Ln, St. Helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5Adastra – 2545 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-4818Open by appointment onlyAetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675Open by appointment onlyAhnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8Allora vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071Open by appointment onlyAlpha omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6Altamura vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley Rd, Napa; 707 253-2000Open by appointment onlyAmizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460Open by appointment onlyAncien – Napa; 707 255-3908Open by appointment onlyAnderson’s Conn valley vineyards – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600 Open by appointment onlyANdRETTi WiNERY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 1-877-386-5070 Open daily 10-5Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours: Public tours daily at 11am & 2 pm (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational ProgramsAntica Napa valley –3700 Soda Canyon, Napa; 707 257-8700Open by appointment onlyArdente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 226-7669Open by appointment onlyARgER-MARTuCCi – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334 Open daily 10-5Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingAriel vineyards – 1312 Town Center, Napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3Arkenstone vineyards –335 West Lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020Open by appointment onlyArns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429Open by appointment onlyARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsAubert Wines – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4333Open by appointment onlyAugust Briggs – 1307B Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga; 707 942-4912Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-Thu 11-5, Tue by appt.B CELLARS – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 709-8787 Open daily 10-5Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, Thu-Fri 10-8, Sun 12-7BALdACCi FAMiLY – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261Open daily by appointmentBallentine vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919Open daily 10-5 by apptBarlow vineyards – 4411Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742Open by appointment onlyBarnett vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7075Open by appointment onlyBEAuLiEu viNEYARdS (Bv) – 1960 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-5233 Open daily 10-5Beau vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 Mon-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774Open by appointment onlyBell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 Open daily 10-4Bello Family vineyards – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-8833 Open daily 10-6Benessere Winery – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsBENNETT LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Open daily 10-5:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsBERINGER VINEYARDSCOME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-94632 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this adSave up to $252000 Main Street, St. Helena | www.Beringer.comBialla vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 227-2293Open by appointment onlyBighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569Fri-Sat 11-4, Tue-Thu by apptBlack Cat vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866Open by appointment onlyBlack Cordon vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860Open by appointment onlyBlack Stallion Winery – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Open daily 10-5Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Blankiet Estate – 2360 California Sr, Yountville; 707 963-2001 Open by appt Mon-Sat 10-4Boeschen – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674Open by appointment onlyBouCHAiNE vNYdS – 1075 Buchli Station Road, Napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine Open daily 10:30-4:30Gift items, gardens, vineyard walking tour. Call ahead for: Safari Tours at 10:30am, educational programs, food pairings & bringing pets.Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-MidnightBourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366Open by appointment onlyBoyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353Open by appointment onlyBravante vineyards – 300 Stone Ridge Rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 Open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4Brookdale vineyards – Napa; 707 258-1454Open by appointment onlyBrown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2435Limited, by appointment only, closed SundaysBuehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155Open by appointment onlyBuoncristiani Wine – P. O. Box 6946, Napa; 707 259-1681Open by appointment onlyBurgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463Open by appointment onlyCa' Momi Winery & Enoteca – 610 First St, Napa; 707 257-4992 Open daily 7:30-9Cade Winery – 360 Howell Mountain Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746Open by appointment onlyCafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. Helena; 707 963-7181Open by appointment onlyCain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616Open by appointment onlyCakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222Open by appointment onlyCalafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114Open by appointment onlyCaldwell – 270 Kreuzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294Tours/tasting by appointmentCali 351 – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-6200Open by appointment onlyCALiSTogA WiNE SToP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6Cardinale Estate – Tasting Room, 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-2643 Open daily 10:30-5Casa Nuestra Winery – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783 Open daily 10-5CASTELLo di AMoRoSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Open daily 9:30-6Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommendedCaymus vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010Open daily by appointmentCeja vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, Thu-Sat till 11-8Celani Family vineyards – 2230 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 877 ARDORE1Open by appointment onlyChappellet vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136Open by appointment onlyCharbay Winery & distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 Open daily 10-4CHARLES KRug WiNERY – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229 Open daily 10:30-5Charnu – St. Helena; 707 963-6045Open by appointment onlyCharter oak Winery – 831 Charter Oak Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2298Open by appointment onlyChase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284Open by appointment onlyChateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472Open by appointment onlyChateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Open daily 9:30-4Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Open daily 10-5Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. Helena; 707 968-0625Open daily 10-5 by appointmentCliff Lede vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Open daily 10-4Clos du val – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Open daily 10-5Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Open daily 10:30-5Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 1-800-793-7960 Open Sat 11-5, Sun-Fri 11-4Constant-diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707Open by appointment onlyContinuum Estate – 1677 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8100Open by appointment onlyCorison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826Open daily 10-5 by appointmentCoRLEY FAMiLY ESTATE – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsCornerstone Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 945-0388 Open daily 10-7Cosentino – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707-921-2896 Open daily 10-6Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. Helena; 707 963-3887Open by appointment onlyCrocker & Starr – St. Helena; 707-967-9111Open by appointment onlyCuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 10-5Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 10-5 by apptdarioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 Open daily 10:30- 573


WiNERY LiSTiNgS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKdavid Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190Open by appointment onlyDAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARDEST. 1860 - JUST 400 CASES/YEAR PRODUCEDOld Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery.Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.Open Weekends, Friday through Monday 11 -4825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidFultonWinery.comdel Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella Oaks Lane, Napa; 707 963-2805Open by appointment onlydel dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134Open by appointment onlydel dotto vineyards – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134Open by appointment onlydelectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252Open daily by appointmentdiamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189Open by appointment onlydoMAiNE CARNERoS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101 Open daily 10-6Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moredomaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Open daily 10-5dominari – 620 Trancas Street, Napa; 707-226-1600Open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pmduckhorn vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Open by appointment, 10-4duTCH HENRY WiNERY – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Open daily 10-4:30Eagle Eye Wine – 6595 Gordon Valley Rd, Napa; 707 427-1600Open by appointment onlyEagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463Open by appointment onlyEagle Trace– 680 Rossi Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4665Open by appointment onlyEeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena; 707 337-5526Open by appointment onlyEhlers Estate – 3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-5972 Open daily 10:30-4El Molino Winery – St. Helena; 707 963-6021Weekdays by appointment onlyElizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Open daily 10-5Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504Open by appointment onlyElyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900Open by appointment onlyEnvy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Sun-Thu 10:30-4:30, Fri-Sat 11-5:30ETUDESTOP IN AND SEE THE NEW TASTING ROOMWe invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.2 for 1 Tasting with this ad (Save up to $25)1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.comFailla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530Open by appointment onlyFalcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Open daily 10-5Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Open by appointment only 10-3Farella – 2222 N. 3rd Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489Open by appointment onlyFleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333Open by appointment onlyFlora Springs – The Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Open daily 10:30-5Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723Open by appointment onlyFoLiE A dEuX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKFontanella Family – 1721 Partrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Open daily by appointment 10-4Forman vineyards – 1501 Big Rock Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3900Open by appointment onlyFranciscan vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 Open daily 10-5FRANK FAMiLY viNEYARdS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic AreaFrazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 x107Open by appointmentFreemark Abbey – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Open Daily 10-5Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704Open by appointment onlyg Cook – 264 N. Fork Crystal Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7760Open by appointment onlygargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770Open by appointment onlygemella Wines – Napa; 707 261-9855Open by appointment onlygirard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 Open daily 11-7godspeed vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766Open by appointment onlygoosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Open daily 10-4:30gracianna Winery – 6914 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 486-3771Open by appointment onlygRgiCH HiLLS – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-2784 Open daily 9:30-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairingsgroth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290Open by appointment onlyguffy – 1390 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 258-2532Open by appointment onlyguilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059Open by appointment onlygustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open daily 11-7HAgAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursHall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700Open by appointment onlyHall St. Helena – 401 St. Helena Hwy So, St. Helena; 707 967-2620 Open daily 10-5:30Hans Fahden vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760Open by appointmentHartwell vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269Open by appointment onlyHdv Wines – 588 Trancas St, Napa; 707 251-9121Open by appointment onlyHeibel Ranch vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289Open by appointment onlyHeitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Open daily 11-4:30Helena view Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956Open by appointment onlyHendry – 3104 Redwood Dr, Napa; 707 226-8320Open by appointment onlyHESS CoLLECTioN – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144 Open daily 10-5:30Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-6HiLL WiNE Co. – 1001 Silverado Trail So, St. Helena; 707 963-7000 Open daily 10-5Honig vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618Open daily by appointmentHope & grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675Open by appointment onlyHunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena; 707 963-2911Open by appointment onlyilona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment onlyinglenook – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161Open daily 10-5, appt recommendedJ. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Open by appointment onlyJames Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905Open by appointment onlyJames Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646Open by appointment onlyJarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello Rd, Napa; 1-800-255-5280Open by appointment onlyJax –3468 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102Open by appointmentJericho Canyon vnyd – 3322 Old Lawley Toll Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-9665Open by appointment onlyJESSuP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Open daily 10-6Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pmJocelyn Lonen Winery – Napa; 1-800-255-5280Open by appointment onlyJohn Anthony vineyards – 1440 First Street, Napa; 707 265-7711Open daily 10-2amJoseph Cellars Winery – 4455 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-9999Open by appointment onlyJoseph Phelps vineyards – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointmentJudd’S HiLL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Open daily by appointment only 10-4Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children WelcomedJuicebox – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 707 254-1212 Open daily by appointment only 9-5Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment onlyKapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804Open by appointment onlyKeenan – 3660 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177Open by appointment onlyKeever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910Open by appointment onlyKelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000Open by appointment onlyKelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6849Open by appointment onlyKenefick Ranch – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004Thu-Mon 11- 5 & by apptKenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 254-7572Open by appointment onlyKrupp Brothers – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198Open by appointmentKuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 302-2209Open by appointment only74 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | WiNERY LiSTiNgSLadera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445Open by appointment onlyLaird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Open daily 10-5Larkmead vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Open daily by appointment only 10-4Lava vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Open daily 10-5Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-6289Exclusive tastings by appoinment onlyLokoya – 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-1968Open by appointment onlyLong Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 Open daily 11-6LouiS M. MARTiNi – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361 Open daily 10-6Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food PairingsLuis ochoa Family – 1307 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 341-6780Open by appointment onlyLuna vineyards – 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 10-5Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Open daily 10-5Madrigal vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Open daily by appointment 10-4Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Sun 11-5Marita’s vineyard – Napa; 707 259-5313Open by appointment onlyMarkham vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 11-5Mark Herold Wines – 710 First St, Napa; 707 256-3111 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sun 12-8Maroon Wines – Napa; 707 257-3040Open by appointment onlyMarston Family vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490 Open by appointmentMason Cellars oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 First St, Napa 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30Materra – 1426 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 244-4600 Open Daily 11:30-5Mayacamas vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030Open by appointment onlyMcKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186Open by appointment onlyMERRYvALE viNEYARdS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Open daily 10-6:30Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKCall ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food PairingsMichael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sun 11-5Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage Canyon Rd, Rutherford; 707 225-4367Open by appointment onlyMilat vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Open daily 10-5:30Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 Open daily 11-5MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394Open by appointment onlyModus operandi Cellars – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 530 219-6199Open by appointment onlyMoNTiCELLo viNEYARdS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsMoss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295Open by appointmentMount veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993Open by appointment onlyMuMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA Open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursMurphyvineyards – 395 Crane Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2516Open by appointment onlyMyriad – St. Helena; 707 287-1630Open by appointment onlyNAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565 Open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OKNapa valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011Open by appointmentNeal Family vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800Open by appointmentNewton vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000Open by appointmentNeyers vineyards– 2153 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8840Open by appointmentNichelini Family – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentNickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600Open daily by appointmentNord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094Open by appointment onlyo’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5o’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898Open by appointment onlyoakville Ranch vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9665Open by appointmentodETTE ESTATE – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 244-7533 Open daily 10:30-4olabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open daily 12-5:30onThEdge – 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-Thu 10-5:30, Fri-Sat 10-8www.WineCountryThisWeek.comopus one – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442Open daily by appointmentorin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179Open by appointment onlyoutpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718Open by appointment onlyPage 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 onlyPalmaz vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587Open by appointment onlyPaloma vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504Open by appointment onlyPaoletti vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689Open by appointment onlyParadigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683Open by appointmentParaduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890Open by appointmentPATZ & HALL – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 Open Wed-Sun 10-4Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770Open by appointmentPedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 933-8352Open by appointment onlyPEJu – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Open daily 10-6Peter Franus Wine Company – Napa; 707 945-0542Open by appointment onlyPheonix – 3175 Dry Creek Road, Napa; 877 374-6364By advance appointment onlyPhifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4787 Tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1Piña Napa valley – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328 Open daily by appointment 10-4Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 Open daily 10:30-4:30PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Open daily 10-4PoPE vALLEY WiNERY – 6613 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley; 707 965-1246 Open daily 11-5Porter Family vineyards – Napa; 707 265-7980Open by appointment onlyPRAgER WiNERY & PoRT WoRKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-Port (7678)Open daily 10:30-4:30Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949Open by appointmentPRovENANCE – 1695 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-3633 Open daily 10-5Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601Open by appointmentQuixote – 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2659Open by appointmentRAYMoNd viNEYARd – 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-3141 Open daily 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursRAZI WINERYWith a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail…“Everything we know is in the bottle.”Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm3108 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley • (707) 224-4299REATA – 1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-8673 Open daily 9-5Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Open daily 10-5Relic – St. Helena; 707 967-9380Open by appointment onlyRevana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814Open by appointmentReverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800Open by appointmentREYNoLdS FAMiLY – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Open daily 10-5Rios Wine – 1334-B Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1376 Open daily 10:30-6:30Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661Open by appointmentRoad 31 Wine Co – Napa; 707 649-1200Open by appointment onlyRobert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555Open by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 Imperial Way, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177Open by appointmentRobert Mondavi – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5Robert Sinskey vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Open daily 10-4:30Robinson Family vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004Open by appointmentRoMBAuER viNEYARd – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Open daily 10-5Round Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-888-302-2575By appointmentRudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577Open Tues-Sat by appointment75


WiNERY LiSTiNgS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKRuston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025Open by appointmentRustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353Open by appointmentRutherford grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Open daily 10-4:30RuTHERFoRd HiLL – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Open daily 10-5Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 968-3200 Open daily 10-4:30Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Open daily by appointment 10-4Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592Open Mon-Sat by appointmentSalvestrin vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105Open by appointmentSaviez vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889Open by appointmentSawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980Open by appointment onlySchool House vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240Open by appointmentSchramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Open daily by appointment 10-4Schweiger vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882Open by appointmentSciandri Family – 50 Kreuse Canyon Rd, Coombsville/Napa; 707 277-4999 x3Open by appointment onlySeavey vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339Open by appointmentSEQuoiA gRovE – 8338 St. Helena Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 944-2945 Open daily 10:30-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsShafer vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2877Open by appointmentSherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154Open by appointmentSignorello vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990Fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-Thu by appointmentSilenus vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930Open by appointment onlySilver oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569Fri & Sat 11-4, Thu-Tue by apptSilverado vineyards – 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-1770 Open daily 10-5Sky vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391Open by appointmentSmith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283Open by appointmentSodaro Estate – 24 Blue Oak Lane, Napa; 707 251-8216Open by appointmentSoMERSToN TASTiNg RooM – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200Daily 10am-10pmSoMERSToN viNEYARdS – 3450 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4Spelletich Cellars – 425 Gateway Rd W, Napa; 707 363-5757Open by appointmentSpottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0134Open by appointmentSpring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-4188Open by appointmentST. CLEMENT“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”Two Years in a Row2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard TastingSave up to $252867 St. Helena North, St. Helena | Open Daily 10am-5pm707-265-5000 | www.stclement.comSt. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463Open by appointmentST. SuPÉRY ESTATE vNYdS & WiNERY – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Daily 10-5Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Open daily 10-4:30Stagecoach vineyard – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198Open by appointmentStaglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477Open by appointmentStags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa; 1-800-395-2441By advance appointment onlySTERLiNg viNEYARdS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-Fri 10:30-5Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Children OK Sat-Sun 10-5Stoneheath Winery – Napa; 707 257-0701Open by appointmentStonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8Stony Hill vineyard – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636Open Mon-Fri 9-5 by appt onlyStorybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310Open by appointmentSullivan vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646Open daily 10-5 by appointmentSuMMERS ESTATE – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508 Open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSummit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488Open by appointmentSuTTER HoME WiNERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSwanson vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500Open by appointmentTallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, Napa; 707 843-1823Open by appointmentTamber Bey vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. Helena; 707 968-5345 Open daily 10-6TASTE AT oXBoW – 708 First Street, Napa; 707 265-9600 Sat-Thu 12-7, Fri 12-8Tasting Room, The – at the Napa Wine Co, 40 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 848-9630 Open daily 10-4:30Taylor Family vineyards –5991 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-3593Open by appointmentTayson Pierce Estate Wines – Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 968-9780By appointment onlyTeachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432Open by appointmentTedeschi Family Winery – 2779 Grant St. Calistoga; 707 337-5526Tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment onlyTerra valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340Open by appointmentThe Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707Open by appointmentTofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, Calistoga; 707 942-6504Open by appointment onlyTom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267Open by appointmentToolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open daily 11-7Tournesol Wine – Napa; 707 287-7557Open by appointment onlyTrahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open daily 11-6Trefethen vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Open daily 10-4:30Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027Open by appointmentTrespass vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804Open by appointmentTrinchero Family Estates – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Open daily 10-5Trinitas Cellars – at The Meritage Resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-3012 Open daily 11-7Tristant – 1012 Bale Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0600Open by appointmentTruchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153Open by appointmentTudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947Open by appointmentTulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064Open by appointmentTurnbull Wine Cellars – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-5Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 800-505-4850 Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5ubuntu Annex – Tasting Room, 1130 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, Thu-Fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by apptuncorked at oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 Open daily 12-8up valley vintners – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004 Thu-Sat 11-8, Sun, Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 12-5v Madrone – 3169 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573Open by appointmentv Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 Open daily 10-7v. 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 Toursvan der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130Open daily 10-6 by appointmentvarozza vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0331Open by appointment onlyvelo vino – pour Clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. Helena; 707 968-0625 Open daily 10-6venge – 4708 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 942-9100Wed-Sun by appointment onlyverismo Wines – 100 Rapp Ln, Napa; 707 944 WINE (9463)Open by appointment onlyvermeil – 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-Thu 10-5:30, Fri-Sat 10-8viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110Open by advance appointmentvinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, Napa; 707 265-7750Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by apptvincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995Open daily 10-4:30 by appointmentvine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364Open daily 10-5 by appointmentvineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292Open by appointmentvineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963.9425Mon-Fri 10-2 by appointmentvinRoc – Napa; 707 265-0943Open by appointmentvintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Open daily 11-6volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485Open by appointment onlyvolta Wine– 3108 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060Open by appointment onlyvon Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 Open by appointment 10:30-4:3076 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | WiNERY LiSTiNgSW. H. Smith– 1307 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B, Calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6:30WATERSToNE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Sat-Thu 12-7, Sat 12-8Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OKWaugh Cellars – Napa; 888-883-WINE (9463)Open by appointment onlyWermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924Open Ralph is thereWhetstone Wine Cellars – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 254-0600 Open by appointmentWhite Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 Open by appointment 10-5WHiTEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 Open daily 10-5:45Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting ToursWhite Rock vineyard – NapaOpen by appointment onlyWilliam Cole vnyds – 2849 Saint Helena Hwy North, St. Helena; 707 963-6100Open by appointment onlyWilliam Harrison vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open daily 11-5WiLLiAM HiLL ESTATE WiNERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Open daily 10-5 by apptPicnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational ProgramsWine garage – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Open Wed-Sat 11-6Wineries of Napa valley – 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-Tue 11-7, Wed-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7Wing Canyon vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798Open by appointment onlyWitt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046Open by appointmentX Winery – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522Open by appointment onlyYates Family vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800Open daily by appointment onlyYoung Ridge Estate – 1200 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 265-8400Open by appointment onlyZ-52 – Poured at Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9Zahtila vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30Zd WiNES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188 Open daily 10-4:30Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsSoNoMA CouNTYA. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Open by appointment onlyAcorn Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440Open by appointment onlyAdobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 Open by appointment only– 481 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 939-9099 Daily 11-6:30Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 431-1174Open by appointment onlyAkoma Zoume – 3030 Cavedale Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-1787Open by appointment onlyAlbini Family vineyards – 886 Jensen Ln, Windsor; 707 838-9249Open by appointment onlyAlderbrook Winery – 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 800 405-5987 Open daily 10-5Alexander valley vineyards – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Open daily 10-5Amista vineyards – 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Open daily 11-4:30AMoRoSA BELLA – at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 Open daily 11-4:30Anaba Wines – 60 Bonneau Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Open daily 10:30-5:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Archipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 Open daily 11-5ARMidA WiNERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsArnot-Roberts – Healdsburg; 707 433-2400Open by appointment onlyArrowood vnyds & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Open daily 10-4:30Atascadero Creek – 4114 Ross Road, Sebastopol; 707 824-8204Open by appointment only– 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by aptAudelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 933-8514 Open daily 11-5BALLETTo – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-5B.R. Cohn Winery – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Open daily 10-5B WiSE vNYdS – 9077 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9169 Open daily 10:30-5:30Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091Open by appointment onlyFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTWBedarra vineyards –Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Bella vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30Benovia Winery – 3339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4441Open by appointment onlyBenziger Family Winery – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 888 490-2739 Open daily 10-5Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Blue Rock vineyards – Cloverdale; 707 481-0867Open by appointment onlyBonneau Family – Carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420Open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter)Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5BRuToCAo CELLARS – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonalBRYTER ESTATES – 25 East Napa St, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 501-8272 Tues-Sun 11-6Bucklin old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Rd; Glen Ellen 707 933-1726Open by appointment onlyBuENA viSTA WiNERY – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 Open daily 10-5C. donatiello – Poured at Vin Couture: 322 Healdsburg Ave C, Healdsburg; 707 431-1011 Open by appointment onlyCahill Winery – 4950 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-1335 Mon-Fri 9-4, Sat-Sun 10-5Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Open daily 11-6Captûre – Healdsburg; 707 395-0457Open by appointment onlyCarol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Open by appointment, 11-4Cass Winery – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5CELLAR dooR – 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed 4-6CELLARS oF SoNoMA – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 657-4837 Open daily 10-4CHANdELLE WiNERY – at The Cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6CHARLES CREEK viNEYARd – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Open daily 11-6Charles Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852Open by appointment onlyChasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 Open by appointment Fri 10 & 2Chateau diana – 6195 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8161 Open daily 11-5Chateau Felice – 322 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-8161 Thu-Sun 11-10CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERYVOTED ‘BEST TASTING ROOM’Enjoy Acclaimed Gardens • Gourmet Picnic Fare • Wines by the Glass2 for 1 Tasting in the Visitor Center with this ad8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwoodwww.ChateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572Christie vineyards – 851 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg; 707 431-0662Open by appointment onlyCHRiSToPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Open daily 11-5Picnic AreaClarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012Open by appointment onlyClary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 766-7466Open by appointment onlyClaypool Cellars – 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Ste 500 , Sebastopol; 707 861-9358Sat-Sun 1-5 or by apptCLiNE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4000 Open daily 10-6Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food PairingsClos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Open daily 10-4:30Clouds Rest vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841Open by appointment onlyCollier Falls – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30CoMPASS WiNES – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonalCopain Wines – 7800 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-8822Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by apptCorda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310Open by appointment onlyCoturri Winery – 6725 Enterprise Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 525-9125Open by appointment onlyd & L Carinalli vineyards – 2900 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 795-7052Open by appointment onlyd’ARgENZio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 Open daily 11-5dashe Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30da vero – 766 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-577


WiNERY LiSTiNgS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKdavid Coffaro – 7485 Dry Creek Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-9715 Open daily 11-4david Noyes – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5davis Family vnyds – 52 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3858 Thu-Sun 11-4:30deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 Open daily 10:30-4:30dehlinger – 4101 Vine Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378Jan-Aug by appointment, Fridays onlyde La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711Open daily 11-4:30tdel Carlo – 4939 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 484-2430Open by appointment onlydE LoACH vNYdS – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 Open daily 10-5dE LoRiMiER WiNERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 800 546-7718 Open daily 10:30-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKdeux Amis – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7945Open by appointment onlydowntown Wine Cellars – 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5draxton Wines – 4001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-3300 Open daily 10:30-5dREYER WiNE – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonaldry Creek vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Open daily 10:30-4:30duchamp Estate – 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6665Open by appointment onlyduNAH vNYdS – at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852Open by appointment onlyduTCHER CRoSSiNg – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Toursdutton Estate – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Open daily 10-5dutton-goldfield– 3100 Grevenstein Highway North, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 Open daily 10-4:30Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 994-2454 Open daily 10:30-5:30Ehret Winery – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6En garde Tasting Room – 9077 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 339-0690 Mon-Thu 11:30-4:30, Fri-Sun 10:30-5:30Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Open daily 12-6Envolve Tasting Room – 27 East Napa St, Suite A, Sonoma; 707 939-5385 Open daily 11-6ERiC K. JAMES viNEYARdS – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 996-1364 Open daily 11-8, Tu 11-7Eric Kent Wine Cellars – Santa Rosa ; 707 527-9700Nov 15 -Aug 15 by apptERiC RoSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525 Open daily 11-5Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 Open daily 10-5Family Wineries of dry Creek valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma Hwy. 12; 888 433-6555 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-Feb Closed Tu-WeFAvERo vNYdS – 3939 Lovall Valley Rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939Open by appointment only– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonalFERRARI-CARANOVINEYARDS AND WINERYTaste World-Class Wines • Stroll Acres of Lush GardensTours and Private Tastings by Appointment2 for 1 Classic Wines Tasting with this adOpen Daily 10am - 5pm8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg • ferrari-carano.com • 707-433-6700FERRARi-CARANo SEASoNS oF THE viNEYARd113 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2222 Tue-Sun 11-6Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Open daily 10-5Fisher vineyards – 6200 St.Helena Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 539-7511Open by appointment onlyFlocchini – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointmentFlowers vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview Rd, Cazadero; 707 847-3661x32Open by appointmentFoggy valley – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Foppiano vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Open daily 11-5Forchini vineyards – 5141 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8886Fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Thur by apptForth vnyds – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Fort Ross vnyds Tasting Room – 15725 Meyers Grade Rd, Jenner; 707 847-3460Open by appointmentFoYT FAMiLY WiNES – at Meadowcroft Wine: 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 11-6Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1400 Open daily 11-6Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-6937Open by appointment onlyFrick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers Fri)FRiTZ WiNERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389 Open daily 10:30-4:30Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairingsgann Family – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10garden Creek Ranch– 2335 Geysers Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-8345Open by appointment onlygary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707 473-2909 Open daily 10:30-4:30geyser Peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, 22281 Chianti Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-2500 Open daily 10-5glen Lyon vineyards – Sonoma; 707 833-0032 Open daily 11-6gLoRiA FERRER CAvES & vNYdS – 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairingsgofessel vineyards – 20838 Burndale Road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801Open by appointment onlygöpfrich – 7564 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1645Open by appointment onlygourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-Thu 11-7graton Ridge – 3561 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Fri-Mon 10-4:30gunfighter – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma; 707 938-5277 Open daily 11-4:30guERRERo FERNANdEZ – at Cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville; 707 433-2371Sat 10-4 or by apptHanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-4310 Open daily 10-45353 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371 Open daily 10-4Hanzell vineyards – 18596 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma; 707 996-3860Open by appointment onlyHartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-8011 Open daily 10-4:30Hart‘s desire – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm: 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 573-8711 Open daily 10-5Hauck Cellars – 223 Center St, Healdsbug; 707 473-9065Mon-Thu 11:30-4:30, Fi-Sun 11:30-5, Closed WedHawkes Wine – 6734 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295 Open daily 10-5Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 Open daily 12-6Hawley Wines – 6387 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2705Open by appointment onlyHaywood Winery – 25 East Napa St, Ste C; 707 933-3001 Open daily 11-6Highway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Open daily 10:30-5:30HKg ESTATE WiNES – 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 938-7622 Thu-Sun 11-6Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by apptHomewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Open daily 10-4Hook and Ladder – 2134 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-2255 Open daily 10-4:30HOP KILN WINERYHKG ESTATE WINESHonoring the Past, Handcrafting the Future2 for 1 wine tasting offer with this ad6050 Westside Road, Healdsburg(707) 433-6491, HopKilnWinery.comHouSE BANd WiNES – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-509-3786Fri-Sun 12-6 or by apptHudson Street Wineries – 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5icaria Creek Winery – 27750 Asti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 486-9623Open by appointment onlyiL CuoRE – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonalimagery Estate – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30inman Family – 3900 Piner Road, Santa Rosa; 707 293-9576Fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.inspiration vnyds & Winery –3360 Coffey Ln Suite E, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open daily 11-4:30iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 10-4:30J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm: 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekends78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | WiNERY LiSTiNgSJ Rickards Winery – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Tue-Sat 11-4J vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5JACuZZi viNEYARdS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 10-5:30JAMES FAMiLY – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10JAQK CELLARS – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonalJazz Cellars – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointmentJCB TASTiNg RooM & WiNE BAR – 320 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, Thu-Sat 10:30-9Johnson’s Alexander valley Wines – 8333 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Open daily 11-4John Tyler Wines – 4353 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0123 Open daily 10:30-5Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250Open by appointment onlyJoSEPH JEWELL – at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Joseph Phelps vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Daily 11-5Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 Laguna Rd, Forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30Kachina – 4551 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 332-7917Open by appointment onlyKamen Estate – 111B East Napa St, Sonoma; 707 938-7292 Open daily 11-6Kastania vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348Sat Sun 11-4 or by apptKaz Winery – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Fri-Mon 11-5Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 Open daily 10-5Keller Estate – 5875 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 Thu-Sun 11- 4:30Kelley & Young – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5KENdALL-JACKSoN WiNE CENTER – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsKENdALL-JACKSoN TASTiNg RooM – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Open daily 10-5Children & Pets OKKenwood vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Open daily 10-4:30Kings Hill Cellars – 3404 Kings Hill Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 538-0704Open by appointment onlyKokomo – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0200 Open daily 11-4:30Korbel Champagne Cellars – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Open daily 10-5KRuTZ FAMiLY CELLARS– 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 536-1532Open by appointment onlyKunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 Open daily 10:30-5La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 800 314-1762 Open daily 10:30-5:30La Czar vineyards – 7870 Giusti Rd, Forestville; 707 887-3400Open by appointment onlyLago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Lake Sonoma Winery – Poured at Valley of the Moon: 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 800 750-9463 Open daily 10-4:30Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209Open by appointment onlyLandmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10-4:30Larson Family – 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-3031 Open daily 10-5LA SiRENA – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Lasseter Family – 1 Vintage Way, Glen Ellen; 707 933-2814Fri-Mon 11 & 2 by appt onlyLaurel glen – 14301 Arnold Dr Suite 5, Glen Ellen; 707 933-9877Open by appointment onlyLEdSoN WiNERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsLeonhardt vnyds – 8500 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 954 401-0096Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by apptLimerick Lane vineyards – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Open daily 10-5Little vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Thu-Mon 11-4:30Littorai Wines – 788 Gold Ridge Rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586Open by appointment onlyLocals Tasting Room – Corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707-857-4900 Open daily 11-6Longboard vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 Open daily 11-6LoST CANYoN – 123 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707-623-9621 Fri-Sun 10-4LoXToN CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221Open daily 11-5 by apptPicnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery ToursLynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 Open daily 11-4MacLeod Family vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312Open by appointment onlySign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comMacPhail Family – 851 Magnolia Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780Open by appointment onlyMacrae Family – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480Sat 11-4:30 or by appointmentMAdRoNE RidgE WiNERY – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6Manzanita Creek – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052Fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-Thur by appt– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6Marimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Open daily 11-4Martinelli vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Windsor; 707 525-0570 Open daily 10-5MARTiN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMartorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1909Open by appointment onlyMatanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 Open daily 10-4:30MATRiX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804 Open daily 10-5MAYo FAMiLY – 13101 Arnold Drive at Highway 12, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Open daily 10:30-6:30MAYo FAMiLY RESERvE RooM – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Open daily 10:30-6:30MAYo FAMiLY – Poured at The Cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6MAZZoCCo SoNoMA – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKMEADOWCROFT WINESCatch the BuzzLocated in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot thatfeatures a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.Open Daily 11-5 • 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8845 Open daily 10-5Meeker vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Open daily 10:30-6Mercury Winery – 21015 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-9870 Thu-Mon 11-6Merriam vnyds – 11650 Los Amigos Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4032 Open daily 10-5Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050Open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommendedMichel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427Open by appointment onlyMietz Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Daily 10:30-4:30Mill Creek vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Open daily 10-5MoniClaire vineyards – 1750 Lytton Springs Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-4320Open by appointment onlyMontemaggiore – 2355 West Dry Creek Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-9499Open by appointment onlyMOONDANCE CELLARSFormerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars producessmall lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured bythe 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-Monday707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com The Pup is always welcomeMoSHiN viNEYARdS – 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5499 Open daily 11-4:30Mountain Terraces – Glen Ellen; 707 481-7377Open by appointment onlyMounts Family – 3901 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 292-8148Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4:30 or by apptMueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Fri-Mon 11-4Munselle vineyards – 3763 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-9988Open by appointment onlyMurphy-goode – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Open daily 10:30-5:30Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 942-6180Open by appointment onlyNalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040Sat 12-5 & by apptNicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Open daily 10-6Novy Family – 981 Airway Ct, Ste E & F, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Open by appointment daily 10-379


WiNERY LiSTiNgS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKNotables – 11020 Eastside Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8460Open by appointment onlyoccidental Road Cellars – 2064 Gravenstein Hwy, North, Bldg 7; 707 874-9400Open Sat 1-4 or by apptold World Winery – 850 River Rd, Fulton; 707 490-6696Open by appointment onlyoptima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222Open by appointment onlyoRCHARd STATioN – at Moondance Cellars: 14301 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148Open by appointment onlyPalmeri – Poured at Terroirs Artisan Wines: 21002 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 Open daily 11-4:30Paradise Ridge Winery – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-WINE Open daily 11-5Paradise Ridge Tasting Room – 8860 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open daily 11-6Parmelee Hill – 1695 Sperring Rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905Open by appointment onlyPassalacqua vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Open daily 11-5Pasterick vnyd – 3491 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4655Open by appointment onlyPaul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879 Fri-Sun 11-4:30Pech Merle Wine – 4543 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 891-3015x5Open by appointment onlyPedroncelli vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Open daily 10-4:30Pellegrini Family – 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244Open by appointment onlyPendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732Open by appointment onlyPoured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 N, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111Open by appointment onlyPeterson – 4791 Dry Creek Rd Bldg 7, Healdsburg; 707-431-7568 By appointment Sat-Sun 11-4:30Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Petroni vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311Open by appointmentPezzi King vnyds – 3225 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9388Open by appointment onlyPhilip Staley – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Portalupi – 107 North Street, Healdsburg; 707 395-0960 Open daily 10:30-7Porter Bass Winery – 11750 Mays Canyon Rd, Guerneville; 707 869-1475Open by appointment onlyPorter Creek – 8735 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6321 Open daily 10:30-4:30Preston of dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Open daily 11-4:30Quivira vineyards – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 Open daily 11-5R2 WiNE Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330 Open daily 11-6Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Ram’s gate – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 721-8700 Open daily 10-6Ramey Wine Cellars – 25 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-0870Open by appointment onlyRavenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8559 Open daily 11-5Red Car Wine Co – 8400 Graton Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500 Open daily 10-4:30RH – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6RiCHARdSoN WiNERY – Poured at Cellar Door in Sonoma: 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6Ridge vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 Open daily 11-4; Summer Fri-Sun till 5River Road vnyds – 5220 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130Open by appointment onlyRoadhouse Winery – 240 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 922-6362 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sun 12-7Robert Hunter – 15655 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 328-0173Open by appointment onlyRobert Rue vnyd – 1406 Wood Rd, Fulton; 707 578-1601Fri-Sun 10-5, Thu-Mon by apptRobert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Open daily 10-4:30Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 By appt Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 935-7115 Open daily 11-6Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305Thu-Mon 11-4, Tue-Wed by apptRocking Z – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries: 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5RodNEY STRoNg viNEYARdS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Open daily 10-5Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Thur-Sun 11-6Rued – 3850 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3261 Open daily 11-4:30Rumpus Cellars – 5 E. Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-6883 Open daily 12-6Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser Rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 Open daily 10-4Russian River vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Open daily 11-5Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138Open by appointment onlySadler-Wells Winery – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries: 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Saini vineyards – 918 Ridge View Dr; Healdsburg; 707 799-0272Open by appointment onlySANTA RoSA viNTNERS SQuARE – 1301-1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-280-4658 Open daily 9-6Sapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 Thurs-Mon 11-4:30Saracina/Atrea – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Sausal Winery – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Open daily 10-4Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992 Open daily 11-5SCHug CARNERoS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic AreaScribe Winery –2300 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-1858Open by appointment onlySEABiSCuiT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonalSEBASTiANi viNEYARdS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 933-3230 Open daily 11-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSeghesio Winery – 700 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Open daily 10–5Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Open daily 11-5Shane Wine Cellars –Novato; 415 342-7926Open by appointment onlySHELdoN – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755Thu 4-8 or by apptShone Farm – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointmentSiduri Wines – 981 Airway Court, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3Silver oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 942-7082Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by apptSimi Winery – 16275 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-3232 Open daily 10-5Simoncini vineyards – 2303 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8811Open by appointment onlySkewis Wines – 57 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2160 Fri-Mon 11-4SL Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Small vines Wines – 2160 Green Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-0886Open by appointment onlySodA RoCK WiNERY – 8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-3303 Open daily 11-5Sojourn Cellars –141 E. Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-7212Daily 10-5 by appointmentSonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser Rd, Windsor, 877 797-3489 Appointments recommended, Thu-Mon 10-4SoNoMA ENoTECA – 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue hours seasonalSonoma valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 707 769-5203 Daily 12-5Spann vineyards – 111A East Napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 Daily 12-6ST. FRANCiS viNEYARdS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery ToursSt. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674 Open daily 9-5 by appointmentStark at garagiste Healdsburg – 439 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8023 Wed-Mon 12-7, Tue by aptStarlite vineyards – 5511 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 431-1102Sat & Sun 11-5 or by apptSTATioN 1870 – 123 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707-623-9619 Tue-Thu 4-10, Fri-Sat 4-11Stephen & Walker – 243 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8749 Open daily 11-7Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520Open by appointment onlyStonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 Highway 128, Healdsburg; 800 355-8008Fri-Mon 11-4:30 or by apptStryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Open daily 10:30-5Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda Rock Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7745Fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommendedSuNCE WiNERY – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Open daily 10:30-5Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4Talty – 7127 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8438Fri-Mon 12-4 or by apptTara Bella – 3701 Viking Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 544-9049Open by appointment onlyTeira Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries: 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Thomas george Estates – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8031 Open daily 11-5Three Alarm – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8, later on weekendsThumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Open daily 11-6. 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WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | WiNERY LiSTiNgSTin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 Fri-Mon 12-5Toad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 Open daily 10:30-5:30Topel – 125 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4116 Open daily 11-7TR ELLioT – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Trecini Cellars – 441 Beaver St, Santa Rosa; 707 525-9400Open by appointment onlyTRENTAduE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Open daily 10-5Tres Hermanas – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Thur-Sun 10-5Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 Open daily 11-5Two Amigos – 25 East Napa St, Sonoma Open daily 11-6Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Ty Caton vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6unti vineyards – 4202 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5590Open by appointment onlyuPTick vineyards – 9050 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 566-9153Tue-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon by apptvaldez Family Wines – 595 Santana Dr, Cloverdale; 707 894-3710Sat 11-4, Fri & Sun by apptvalley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-4500 Open daily 10-4:30vérité – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800 273-0177Open by appointment onlyviANSA WiNERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4726 Open daily 10-5vin Couture Lounge – 322 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8161 Thu-Sun 11-10vJB viNEYARdS & CELLAR –60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood; 707 833-2300Open dailyvML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-4404 Open daily 11-5Walt – 380 First St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 Open daily 11-6Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 River Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-5166Open by appointment onlyWellington vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Open daily 11-5Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5White oak vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-8429 Open daily 10-5Williamson – 134 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-1500 Open daily 11-7Williams Selyem – 7227 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6425Open by appointment onlyWillowbrook – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries: 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5WiLSoN – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWind gap Wines – Forestville; 707 887-9100Open by appointment onlyWindsor oaks vineyards – 10810 Hillview Rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050Open by appointment onlyWindsor vineyards – Poured at Vintage Wine Estates: 308B Center St, Healdsburg; 707 921-2893 Open daily 11-7Wine Tree Farm – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5WiNEYARd – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointmentWoodenhead – 5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 887-2703 Open Thu-Mon 10:30-4:30XYZin – Poured at Geyser Peak: 22281 Chianti Rd, Healdsburg; 707 857-9400 Open daily 10-5Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8511Fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointmentZichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open daily 11-4:30MoNTEREY, SANTA CRuZ, SANTA CLARA CouNTiESAhlgren vineyard – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 800 338-6071Sat 12-4 or by appointmentAlfaro Family vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Road, Corralitos; 831 728-5172Sat 12-5 or by appointmentAptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680Open by appointment onlyArmida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, Capitola; 831 462-1065 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-F 12-6Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 Open daily 12-5Beauregard – 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-WINENov-April: open daily 11-5, May-Oct: Closed TueBig Basin– 830 Memory Lane, Boulder Creek; 831 621-8028Open by appointment onlyBig Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-Thu 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentBonny doon vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789 Open daily 12-5, summer till 6Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120Open by appointment onlyBuRRELL SCHooL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Open Thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comByington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Tue-Sun 11-5, Winter: Wed-Sun 11-5Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Open daily 11-4:30Casa de Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 8-7:30Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Tue-Thu 4-11, Fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9Chaine d’or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977Open by appointment onlyCinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 Open daily 11-5, Fri 11-8Clos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 800 ITS-WINE Open daily 11-5Clos Tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235Open by appointment onlyCooper-garrod – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa Cruz; 831 425-WINE Fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6Creekview vineyards – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5Creekview vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5david Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5deRose vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointmentdomenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443By appointment onlyEquinox Champagne Cellar – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986Open by appointment onlyFortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith Rd, Hollister; 831 902-9106Weekends July thru SeptGUGLIELMO WINERYWith three generations of grape growing and wine making,we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.Daily 10-5, closed major holidays1480 East Main Avenue, Morgan Hill408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.comHallcrest vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133Open by appointment onlyHecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 10-5Hillcrest Terrace – 429B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-1500Sat 12-5, Sun 2-5 & by appointmentHunter Hill – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 11-4 or by apptJ. LoHR viNEYARdS & WiNE – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Open daily 10-5Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Thur-Mon 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 (3855 Day Rd for events) Open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551Open by appointment onlyLa Honda – 2645 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City; 650 366-4104Sat 11-5 or by apptLa Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Open daily 10-5Léal vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Open daily 11-5LoMA PRiETA WiNERY – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950Sat-Sun 12-5 or by apptMartin Ranch – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Open third weekend of each month 12-4Mesa del Sol Esate – 45803 Arroyo Seco Rd, Greenfield; 831 624-8527Open by appointment onlyMichael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777Open by appointment onlyMichaud/Martella Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408-647-2579 Thu & Sun 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8MJA vineyards – 328A Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 421-9380 Mon-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sun 12-8MJA vineyards – 24900 Highland Way, Los Gatos (Sta Cruz Mtns); 408 353-6000 Thur-Sun 12-6Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Sat-Sun 12-5Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821Open by appointment onlyMuns vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663Open by appointment onlyNaumann vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871Special events & by appointmentNicholson vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4odonata – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-581


WiNERY LiSTiNgS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKorganic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5osocalis distillery – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718Open by appointment onlyP&M Staiger vineyard –1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-0172Open by appointment onlyPietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentPelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, Capitola; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601Sat 11-4 or by appointmentPleasant valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826Summer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointmentPoETiC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478Fri-Sun 12-5 or by apptRapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 800 842-6262 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-5Ridge vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233Sat-Sun 11-4 & by apptRiver Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112Open by appointment onlyRoudon -Smith – 18 Hanger Way Ste B-C, Watsonville; 831 438-1244Sat 12-5 or by appointmentSanta Cruz Mtn vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6209 Wed-Sun 12-5Sarah’s vineyard – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Open daily 12-5Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5Savannah-Chanelle vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Open daily 11-5Silver Mountain – Silver Mountain Rd, Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278 Sat 12-5Silver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Thu-Sun 12-5Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Open daily 12-5Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552Fri-Sun 12-5 or by apptSoquel vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Open daily 12-5Summerayne – 770 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638Open by appointment onlySycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Thu, Fri, Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5Team Zin – 830-3 Jury Court, San Jose; 408 445-25081st Sun of the monthTestarossa Winery – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Open daily 11-5Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Tue-Sun 12 -5Travieso Winery – 165 Cristich Lane, #F, Campbell; 650 248-5641 Saturdays 11-4 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5Trout gulch – 427 Swift St, Ste C, Santa Cruz; 831 471-2705Open by appointment onlyvilla del Monte Winery – 23076 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 888 788-4583Open one weekend/month or by apptvinocruz – 725 Front St, #101, Santa Cruz; 831 426-8466 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6vine Hill – 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436Open third weekend each month 12-5 & special eventsvino Prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Ste B, Santa Cruz; 831 426-0750 Mon-Tue 2-8, Wed-Fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8vino Tabi – 334C Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426 1809 Wed-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6Windy oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463Sat 12-5 & by apptWoodside vineyards – 205 Constitution Dr, Menlo Park; 650 851-3144Open by appointment onlyZayante vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992Special events & by appointmenCARMEL vALLEYBernardus – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Open daily 11-5Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Open daily 11-5Boëté vineyards – 7156 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Open daily 12-5Carmel Hills – 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 Thur-Tue 12-6Caraccioli Cellars – Dolores, between Ocean & 7th; Carmel Valley; 831 622-7722 Mon-Thu 2-7, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-7Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 624-2600 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Open daily 12-6Chesebro Wines – 19 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831-659-2125 Fri-Mon 12-5Chock Rock vnyd – 1 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 Thu-Mon 11:30-5:30Cima Collina – 19-A East Carmel Valley rd, Carmel Valley; 831 620-0645 Open daily 12- 6Figge Cellars – at Winefield Gallery: Dolores St between 7th & Ocean, Carmel Valley; 831 384-4149 Wed-Sun 2-8galante vineyards – Dolores, between Ocean & 7th; Carmel Valley; 831 624-3800 Open daily 12-6 (closed until spring)georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-Thu 11-4:30, Fri-Sun 11-682Heller Estate organic vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Open daily 11-5Holman Ranch – 19 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831-659-2640 Fri-Sun 11-6Joullian vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Open daily 11-5Joyce vineyards – 19 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831-659-2885 Fri-Sun 11-5otter Cove Wines – at Terra Nove Wine Bar: 315 Calle Principal, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Open daily 12-5Parsonage village vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Open daily 11-5Robert Talbott vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Mon-Fri 11-4:30, Sat-Sun 11-5Scheid vineyards Wine Lounge – 7th & San Carlos, Carmel; 831-656-9463 Open daily 11-7Silvestri vnyds – (Opening March 1) 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1700 Thu-Sun 11-5Southern Latitudes Wines - Lincoln St. between Ocean & 6th, Carmel Valley; 831-622-7652 Wed-Sun 11-6Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between Ocean & 7th, Carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 Fri-Sun 12-5Wrath Wines – Carmel Plaza, corner of Ocean Ave. and Mission St, Carmel; 831 678-2212 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5MoNTEREYA Taste of Monterey – 700 Cannery Row, Ste KK, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Open daily 10-6Bargetto Winery – 700 Cannery Row Suite G, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-7Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Open daily 12-6Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090Open by appointment onlyFigge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149Mon-Fri by appointment onlyMcintyre vineyards – in Hyatt Regency: 1 Old Golf Course Rd Ste 1, Monterey; 831 649-9463 Mon-Wed 9-7, Thu-Sun 8-8Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 Thu-Mon 12-6:30, Fri-Sat 12-8ventana vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Open daily 11-5Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 Open daily 12-8SALiNAS vALLEYA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980Mon-Wed 11-5, Thur-Sat 11-6, Closed SunBoekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Sat-Sun 12-4de Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176Open by appointment onlyHAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-Fri 11-4Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5Hammond vnyds– 655 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Fri-Sun 11-5Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5Mesa del Sol vineyards & Retreat – 45803 Arroyo Seco Rd,Greenfield; 831 624-8527 Open by appt onlyParaiso vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 11-5Ray Franscioni – 132720 River Road; Gonzales; 831 455-1096Open by appointment onlyRobert Talbott vineyards – 1380 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 Thu-Mon 11-5Scheid vineyards – 1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 Open daily 11-5Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5ventana vineyards – 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5Wrath Wines – 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 Thu-Mon 11-5LAKE/MENdoCiNo CouNTiESTASTE MORGANFeaturing the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family FarmIn the Crossroads Carmel, Rio Road at Highway 1 / CarmelOpen 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.(831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.comAlbertina Wine Cellars – 4601 Road 110, Hopland; 707 744-1475Open by appointmentBarra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5Beaver Creek vnyds – 22000 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069Open daily11-8Bell Hill vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7Brassfield Estate – 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in WinterSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEK | WiNERY LiSTiNgSBreggo Cellars – 11001 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Open daily 11-5Brutocao Cellars – 7000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Open daily 10-5Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Campovida – 13601 Old River Road, Hopland; 707 744-8797Open by appointmentCeago vinegarden – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 13440 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1071 Wed-Sun 11-5Chiarito vineyards – 2651 Mill Creek Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146Open by appointment onlyClaudia Springs – 1810 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Fri-Mon 11-5Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs Rd. N., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651May-Oct, Fri-Sun 11-5pm or by apptdemuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows Rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729Open by appointmentdogwood Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Ste H, Hopland; 707 743-0301Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri by apptdrew Family – 9000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 Thu-Mon 11-5duncan Peak vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1493Open by appointmentdunwood vineyards – 2399 N. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985Open by appointmentEden Crest vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 Open by appointmentElke vineyards – 12351 Hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 Fri-Mon 11-5Esterlina – 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo; 707 895-2920Open by appointment onlyFoursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Fri-Mon 10-4:30Frey – 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5177Mon-Fri 10-5, by appointmentgermain-Robin – P. O. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314Open by appointment only Mon-Fridgiuseppe Wines, Neese vnyds – 401 School Way, Redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 Open by appointment onlygoldeneye Winery – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Open daily 11-4graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707 744-8466 Open daily 10-5greenwood Ridge vineyards – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Open daily 10-5gregory graham Wines– 13633 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5Handley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Harmonique Wines – 1810 Hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 Fri-Mon 11-5Hawk and Horse – 13048 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-0910Open by appointment onlyHigh valley Estate vnyds – 13151 E. State Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-9400 Tue-Sat 11-5Husch vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 Open daily 10-5JAXoN KEYS – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 877-462-0666 Open daily 10-5Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt & Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4Jim Ball vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 Open daily 11-5Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995By appointmentLake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper Lake; 707 275-8030 Thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Open daily 11-5Le vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304Open by appointment onlyLonder vineyards – 14051 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 Thu-Mon 11-5Manoir girard Cellars – 12601 Ell River Rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 WINE (9463)Open by appointment onlyMaple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 Open daily 10:30-5Mariah vineyards – 33525 Mountain View Rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243Open by appointmentMasút vnyd & Winery – 1301 Reeves Canyon Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5466Open by appointmentMcdowell valley – 13380 S. Hwy 101, Hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5McFadden vineyard – 13275 S. Hwy 101 Suite #5, Hopland; 707 744-8463 Open daily 10-5McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Open daily 10-5Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Open daily 10-5Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1396Open daily10-5Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 Fri - Sun 11-5Mt. Konocti growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213Open by appointmentNavarro vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Open daily 10-5Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Open daily 10-5Noggle vnyds & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptoster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257Open by appointmentPacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Open daily 11-5Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Paul dolan vnyds – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – 14125 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303Sat-Sun by appointmentPloyez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Open daily 11-5Rivino – 4101 Cox Schrader Rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 Tue-Sun 1-5Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport; 707 263-0100 Fri-Sun 10-5Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5Rosa d’oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South Highway 101, Hopland; 707 894-3683 Open daily 10-5Saracina vineyards – 11684 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1671 Open daily 11-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 13151 E. Hwy 20, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 Calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629Thu-Sat 11-5 or by apptSilversmith vnyds – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: Fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointmentSiP! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-8375 Open daily 11-5Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5Snows Lake vnyd –Lower Lake; 707 994-9444Open by appointmentSol Rouge – P.O. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000Open by appointmentStandish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5Steele Wines – 4350 Thomas Drive, at Hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5Terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain House Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1114 Tue-Sun 10-5Terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, Fri-Sun 11-5Testa vineyards – 6400 North State Street, Calpella; 707 485-7051Open by appointmentToulouse vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Open daily 11-5Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Nice; 707 274-9373 Open daily 10-5villa La Brenta – 1780 Highway 53, Clearlake; 707 994-4000 Tue-Sun 10-5vin de Tevis – 51161 Covelo Rd, Dos Rios; 707 983-8433Open by appointment onlyWeibel Winery – 13275 So Hwy 101, Ste 1, Hopland; 707 744-2200 Open Daily 10-5Whaler vineyards – 6200 E Side Capella Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355Open by appointment onlyWildhurst vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 Open daily 10-5Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 Open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6ZiNA HYdE CuNNiNgHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 Open Daily 10-5SuiSuN vALLEYBlacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5BLuE viCToRiAN viNEYARdS – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., Fairfield; 707 422-8025 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6green valley Cellars – 1635 Mason Rd, Green Valley; 707 864-2089Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentKing Andrews vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy Road, Suisun City; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5Mangels vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5Mankas Hills vineyards – 4185 Chadbourne Road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334Open by appointment onlyTenbrink vineyards – 1793 Rockville Rd, Suisun Valley; 800-692-0723Open by appointment onlyRock Creek vineyard – 4610 Green Valley Rd, Green Valley; 707 864-2471Open by appointment onlySuisun valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 Thu-Sun 12-5Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5vEZER TASTiNg RooM – 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Rd, Fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6vEZER FAMiLY PRivATE RANCH– 707 422-8025Tours & tasting by appointment onlyWinterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5Wooden valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 11-5YoLo CouNTYBerryessa gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201Tue-Fri 12-4 or by appointmentBerryessa gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4Bogle vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 10-83


WiNERY LiSTiNgS | WiNE CouNTRY THiS WEEKCalifornia Cellars – 15511 Isleton Road, Isleton; 916 777-5747Open by appointment onlyCapay valley vineyards – 13757 Hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 Open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointmentCarvalho Family – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5Heringer Estates – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1227 Thu-Sun 11-5Purple Pearl vineyards – 9177 Currey Rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 Thu-Sun 12-5River grove Winery – 52183 Clarksburg Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-9000Open by appointment onlyRominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6Scribner Bend vnyds – 9051 River Rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 Fri-Sun 11-4:30Six Hands Winery – 13783 Isleton Rd, Walnut Grove; 916 776-2053Open by appointment onlySolomon Wine Co. – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Three Wine Company– poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 707 933-9752 Fri-Sun 11-5Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5Turkovich Family Wines– 304 Railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 Thu 12-6, Fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5Wilson vineyards – Clarksburg; 916 744-1456Open by appointment onlyBAY AREA/LivERMoREBent Creek Winery – 5455 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-6320 Fri-Sun 12-4:30Big White House – 6800 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4Cedar Mountain – 7000 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4Charles R vnyds – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd, Livermore; 925 454-3040 Fri-Sun 12-4:30Chouinard vnyds – 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Vly; 510 582-9900Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)Concannon – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Open daily 11-4:30Crooked vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510 304-0914Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentdarcie Kent – poured at Concannon, 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Open daily 11-4:30dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 452-1800Thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by apptEagle Ridge vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo Road, Livermore; 925 584-6494Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointmentel Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Fri-Sun 12-5Elliston vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptEn garde – poured at Tenuta, 633 Kalthoff Commons, Livermore; 707-836-3395Sat-Sun 12-5pmFenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Fri-Sun 12-5garré vineyard & Winery – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Fri-Sun 11:30-5Hidden Creek – 5937 Graham Ct, Suite B, Livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE Thu-Sun 12-6La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Open daily 12-4:30Las Positas vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 925 449-9463 Fri-Sun 12-5Lavish Laines Winery – 2481 Buena Vista Ave, Livermore; 925 321-0373 Fri-Sun 11-7Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30Little valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Thu-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Longevity Wines – 2271 South Vasco Rd, Ste B, Livermore, 925-443-WINE Fri-Sat-Sun 12-5Marr Cellars – poured at The Singing Winemaker, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5MCgRAiL viNEYARdS– 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214Fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Fri-Sun 12-524837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment onlyScan the QR codewith your smartphone appfor winery listings, stories,websites, and more!For corrections, deletions oradditions, send an email toinfo@winecountrythisweek.comMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco Rd, Livermore; 925 294-8647 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30occasio Winery – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Fri-Sun 12 to 5Page Mill– 1960 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30Fri-Sunday & by appointmentRed Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4Retzlaff vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Open daily 11-5:30Ryhan Estate vineyards – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 408-209-9498 Fri-Sun 12-5Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Open daily 12-4:30Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Tamas Estate – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Open daily 12-4:30Tenuta vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Fri-Sun 12-5THE SiNgiNg WiNEMAKER – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5Wente vineyards Estate Tasting Room – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2305 Open daily 11-4:30Wente vineyards Tasting Room – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Open daily 11-6:30Westover vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Thu-Mon 12-4:30Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411Open by appointmentTREASuRE iSLANdBodEgA WiNE ESTATES – 751 13th St at Ave M, Treasure Island, San Francisco Fri, Sat & Sun from 1-6pmFat grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Francisco; 415-388-8318Tue-Sun 12-5:30 pmHoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoOpening SoonJuST JoSHiN – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoFri, Sat, Sun from 1-6pmKNigHTSWood – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoFri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmSTEiN FAMiLY WiNES – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoFri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmTreasure island Wines – 95 9th Street and Ave I, Treasure Island, SF; 415-394-9463 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pmWiNERY SF – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICE Open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentviE – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICEOpen daily 12-5, tours by appointmentSol Rouge – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICE Open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentCoNTRA CoSTA CouNTYBloomfield vnyd– 633 First Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463Wed-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pmCaptain vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714Open by appointmentEnos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900Open by appointmentHannah Nicole vnyds – 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5Happy valley Cellars – 1223 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette; 925 283-1245Open by appointmentLolonis vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek; 925-456-WINE Mon-Fri 1-4New departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley Road, Martinez; 925 366-8463Open by appointmentodisea Wine Co. – 963 Redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662Open by appointmentolin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, Concord; 925 771-7107Sat 12-4 or by appt.Palomares vineyards – 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Parkmon vineyards – 55 Laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980Open by appointmentShadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook Court, Walnut Creek; 925-988-9463Open by appointmentSterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord; 925 219-2279Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.Tamayo Family vnyds – 2155 Elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463Open by appointmentviano vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465Wed-Mon 9-5pmWedl Wine Cellars – 400 Tate Lane, Oakley; 925 360-9677Open by appointment only84 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


fine diningBRUNCHLUNCHDINNERBREAKFASTFULL BAROUTDOOR SEATINGENTERTAINMENTWINE/BEERORGANIC/LOCAL GOODSPET FRIENDLYCASUALUPSCALENAPAAngéle Restaurant & Bar – 540 Main Street, 707 252-8115 French Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Azzuro Pizzeria & Enoteca – 1260 Main Street, 707 255-5552 Pizzeria © © © © © ©Bistro don giovanni – 4110 Howard Lane, 707 224-3300 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Boon Fly Cafe – 4048 Sonoma Highway, 707 299-4870 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Bounty Hunter – 975 First Street, 707 226-3976 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Ca’Momi – 610 First Street, #10, 707-257-4992 Italian © © © © © © © © ©Celadon – 500 Main Street, 707 254-9690 Seafood and Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Cole’s Chop House – 1122 Main Street, 707 224-6328 Steakhouse and French Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Cuvee – 1650 Soscol Avenue, 707 224-2330 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Eiko’s – 1882 Town Center, 707-501-4444 Japanese Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Farm at Carneros inn – 4048 Sonoma Hwy, 707 299-4880 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Fish Story – 790 Main Street, 707 251-5600 Seafood © © © © © © © © ©Fumé Bistro – 4050 Byway East, 707 257-1999 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©grace’s Table – 1400 Second Street, 707 226-6200 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©gott’s Roadside Cafe – 644 1st Street, 707 224-6900 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©La Toque – 1314 McKinstry Street, 707 257-5157 French Cuisine © © © © © © ©Morimoto Napa – 610 Main Street, 707 252-1600 Japanese Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©oenotri – 1425 Fisrst Street, 707 252-1022 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Siena Restaurant – 875 Bordeaux Way, 707 251-1900 Italian, Seafood, Meditarranean © © © © © © © © © ©ubuntu – 1140 Main Street, 707-258-1000 Vegetarian Cuisine © © © © © © © ©uva Trattoria – 1040 Clinton Street, 707-255-6646 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Zinsvalley Restaurant – 1106 1st Street, 707 224-0695 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Zuzu – 829 Main Street, 707 224-0695 California Tapas, Spanish & Mediterranean © © © © © ©YouNTviLLEAd Hoc – 6476 Washington Street, 707 944-2487 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Bardessono – 6526 Yount Street,707 204-6000 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Bistro Jeanty – 6510 Washington Street, 707 944-0103 French Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Brix Restaurant – 7377 Highway 29, 707 944-2749 French inspired California Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Bottega – 6525 Washington Street,707 945-1050 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Bouchon Bistro – 6534 Washington Street, 707 944-8037 French Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©étoile Restaurant – at Domaine Chandon, 1 California Drive, 707 204-7529 French Cuisine © © © © © © ©Hurley’s – 6518 Washington St, 707 944-2345 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Mustards grill – 7399 St. Helena Highway, 707 944-2424 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Redd – 6480 Washington Street, 707 944-2222 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©RuTHERFoRdAlex – 1140 Rutherfrod Road, 707 967-5500 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Rutherford grill – 1180 Rutherford Road, 707 963-1792 Contemporary/Traditional American © © © © © © © © ©Auberge du Soleil – 180 Rutherford Hill Road, 707 963-1211 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©ST. HELENACindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – 1327 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-1200 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©Culinary institute – 2555 Main Street, 1-888-995-1699 Contemporary American and Worldwide Foods © © © © © © © © ©gott’s Roadside Cafe – 933 Main Street, 707 963-3486 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Market – 1347 Main Street, 707-963-3799 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Press – 587 St. Helena Highway, 707 967-0550 Steakhouse © © © © © © ©Terra – 1345 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-8931 Contemporary Asian insipired American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Tra vigne Restaurant – 1050 Charter Oak Avenue, 707 963-4444 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©CALiSTogABarolo – 1457 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-9900 Contemporary American & Italian Cuisine © © © © [ © ©Brannan’s grill – 1374 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-2233 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Calistoga inn & Brewery – 1250 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-4101 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©Flat iron grill – 1440 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-1220 Traditional American/ Steakhouse © © © © © © ©Hydro Bar & grill – 1403 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-9777 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©JoLe Restaurant – 1457 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-5938 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Solbar – @ Solage, 755 Silverado Trail, 707 226-0850 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©Wappo Bar & Bistro – 1226 Washington Street, 707 942-4712 Blend of regional Cuisine © © © © © © © ©RESERVATIONSwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com[ Call for Details85


fine diningBRUNCHLUNCHDINNERBREAKFASTFULL BAROUTDOOR SEATINGENTERTAINMENTWINE/BEERORGANIC/LOCAL GOODSPET FRIENDLYCASUALUPSCALERESERVATIONSgEYSERviLLECatelli’s – 21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-3471 Contemporary American and Italian © © © © © © © © ©diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria – 21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-0111 Italian © © © © © ©Francis Ford Coppola’s Rustic – 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Italian © © © © © © © ©86della Santina’sLocated off the historic square inSonoma, Della Santina’s is afamily-owned and operatedrestaurant that has stood the testof time to become a Sonomainstitution. The Della Santinafamily name shares a longlineage and history in the Tuscantown of Lucca, Italy.della Santina’sThe restaurant is open seven days a weekfor lunch and dinner;reservations are recommended.133 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-0576www.dellasantinas.comENoTECA dELLA SANTiNA NEXT dooR– SoNoMA’S BEST WiNE BAR• More than 300 selections of domestic andinternational wines at competitive prices• 30 wines by the glass, customized flights andspecialty beers• Assorted cheeses and panini served daily• Winemaker dinners and educational seminars• Bimonthly wine club featuring wines of the worldEnoteca della SantinaThe Enoteca is closed Mondays127 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 938-4200www.enotecadellasantina.comBoth locations are available for private events.HEALdSBuRgAffronti – 235 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-1113 Mediterranean © © © © © © © © ©Bear Republic Brewing Co. – 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-2337Traditional American © © © © © © © ©Bistro Ralph – 109 Plaza Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-1380 Contemporary American and French © © © © © © © © ©Campo Fina – 330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 395-4640 Italian © © © © © ©Charlie Palmer's dry Creek Kitchen – 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-0330 Contemporary American © © © © © © © © © ©Charcuturie – 335 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-7213 French © © © © © ©Healdsburg Bar & grill – 245 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-3333 Grill © © © © © © © © ©Madrona Manor – 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1542 Contemporary American © © © © © © ©Ravenous – 420 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1302 Californina © © © © © © © © ©Spoonbar – 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-7222 Mediterranean © © © © © © © © ©Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar – 403 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-9191 Seafood © © © © © © © ©Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar – 344 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0946 Contemporary American © © © © © ©guERNEviLLE/FoRESTviLLEApplewood inn – 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville; 707 869-9093 © © © © © © ©Farmhouse – 7871 River Road, Forestville; 707 887-3300 Contemporary American © © © © © © © ©SANTA RoSACaffe Portofino – 535 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3096 Italian © © © © © ©Equus Restaurant – 101 Fountrain Grove Parkway, Santa Rosa; 707 578-0149 © © © © © © © ©Jack and Tony’s – 115 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4347 Contemporary American © © © © © © ©John Ash & Co. Restaurant – 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa; 707 527-7687 Californian © © © © © © ©La gare – 208 Wilson Street, Santa Rosa; 707 528-4355 French © © © © ©Zazu Restaurant & Farm – 3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 523-4814 Traditional American © © © © ©WiNdSoRume – 8710 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor; 707 838-6700 Japanese © © © © © ©SEBASToPoLgTo’s Seafood House – 234 South Main Street, Sebastopol; 707 824-9922 Seafood © © © © © ©Hopmonk Tavern – 230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol; 707 829-7300 Traditional American © © © © © © © © © ©SoNoMA vALLEYCafé Citti – 9049 Highway 12, Kenwood; 704 833-2690 Italian © © © © © © © ©Cafe La Haye – 140 E Napa Street, Sonoma; 707-935-5994 Contemporary American © © © © © © ©Centre du vin – 480 First Street East, Sonoma; 707 996-9779 French © © © © © © © © ©della Santina’s Trattoria – 133 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-0576 Italian © © © © © © ©El dorado Kitchen 405 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 996-3220 Contemporary American © © © © © © © ©girl & The Fig – 110 West Spain Street, Sonoma; 707 938-3634 French © © © © © © © © © ©glen Ellen inn – 13670 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6409 Contemporary American © © © © © © © ©glen Ellen Star – 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 343-1384 Traditional American © © © © ©Hopmonk Tavern – 691 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 935-9100 Traditional American © © © © © © © © © ©Kenwood Restaurant – 9900 Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6326 Contemporary American/French © © © © © © © ©LaSalette Restaurant – 452 First St East, Ste H, Sonoma; 707 938-1927 Portuguese © © © © © © © © ©Maya Restaurant – 101 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-3500 Mexican © © © © © © © ©Rin's Thai Restaurant – 139 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 938-1462 Thai © © © © © © ©Saddles Steakhouse – 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 Steakhouse and Seafood © © © © © © © © ©Sante – 100 Boyes Boulevard, Boyes Hot Springs; 707 938-9000 French © © © © © © ©Swiss Hotel Bar & Restaurant – 18 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 938-2884 Italian © © © © © © © © © ©Yeti Restaurant 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-9930 Indian and Nepali © © © © © © ©PETALuMACentral Market – 42 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma; 707 778-9900 Contemporary American © © © © © ©Cucina Paradiso – 114 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma; 707 782-1130 Italian © © © © © © ©graziano’s Ristorante – 170 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma; 707 762-5997 Italian © © © © © © © © ©Risibisi Restaurant & Wine Bar – 154 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma; 707 766-7600 Italian © © © © © © ©www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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