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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKO N T H EC O V E R 29Vezer Family VineyardsBlue Victorian WineryO C T O B E R 2 9 , 2 0 1 0 – I S S U E 4 4 – V O L U M E 2 9ON THE COVERVezer Family Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29W I N E R YF E A T U R E 20W I N E R YF E A T U R E 32T A S T I N G R O O MO F T H E W E E K 42W I N E C O U N T R YN E W S 50Gloria Ferrer Caves & VineyardsValley Gate VineyardsLuna VineyardsSix Gold Medals forMayo Family WineryWINE COUNTRY NEWSWineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYSOvernight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-43St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-55Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-57Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-65Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-788 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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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 is the relationship between wine and the weather?In the process of making great wines, the most unpredictableelement is also the biggest contributor.The whole issue of the weather and its effect on winemaking isabout a wine’s overall quality, flavor, richness, age-ability, complexityand even cost. A bountiful harvest could mean an abundance of winesat great value. A spoiled crop may mean increased prices and limitedavailability of good wines. There are always exceptions, and it is verypossible to find great wines from not-so-great vintages, and vice versa.First, winemakers speak of climate zones, which are geographicregions differentiated according to the average amount of warmthabove 50° each year. This part of the weather equation is steady, withminor variation over the long-term. Therefore, knowledge of climatezones helps a grape grower determine which types of vines to plant.For example, cooler zones are known to be best for growingChardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, while warmer zones have provenbeneficial to Syrah and Zinfandel.The other side of the weather story is the one that can stress thewinemaker as much as the grapes – the weather conditions in anygiven year, regardless of the climate zone. No two years will have anidentical number of days of sun, rain, fog, mist, hail, frost and wind.What’s more, the timing of these unpredictable events throughout thegrowing season of March to October can mean the difference betweena “perfect” vintage and a horrible one. Thus, wines are identified withthe vintage year--information critical to wine buyers.With the help of Vintage Charts, you can compare vintages of anymajor wine-growing regions, which, in effect, is comparing theweather from year to year. If you buy your wine at wine specialtyshops, vintage charts are normally available for reference, if you ask.When it comes to wines from California, our wine region weather isfairly good and consistent. In dry periods we irrigate the vineyards.But European vineyards depend more on the weather and wines fromFrance especially can vary greatly from year to year.So what kind of weather will produce a “perfect” vintage? It startswith rain in March, but as of April, is practically rain-free. The daysare warm, the nights are cool, and the summer is long and mild. If thedays get too cold, the grapes will ripen too slowly, sometimes neverfully maturing. This will increase the tartness and acidity in the wines.If the weather is too hot, the wine tends to be flat and heavy.But the real devastator is rain during, or nearing, harvest time. Thisexcess moisture will dilute the juice in the grapes and may even causerot to form on the grapes. The period from mid-August to October iscritical to grape growers and winemakers, as they must continuallymeasure the ripeness of the grapes in making their decision on whento pick them. They hope for continued warm weather and willshudder at even the threat of rain, as heavy rain at harvest time canruin an otherwise great growing season.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 frequentcontact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.10www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSQuality Wines All Under $25at Wine Garage, CalistogaHidden next to a dilapidated ’40s-era former filling station on Highway 29 inCalistoga lies the Wine Garage. A unique wine shop in Napa Valley that retails allwine in the store under $25. Sound crazy? Its true. And the proprietors Todd andJoy Miller, have hit on a niche in the Valley that had been very missed by the localsthere.“There are a lot of winemakers here that can’t afford to drink the wine theymake” says Miller. “That’s crazy, yes, but who can afford to drink a $65 bottle withdinner every night?”Many people miss the Wine Garage on the first try upvalley, but the search iswell worth it. Miller stocks wine from all of California’s wine growing regionsincluding an large assortment from Napa and Sonoma counties and other Californiaappellations. When he first sought out buying the initial inventory, “Ienlisted a local farmer buddy and his 15-foot box van and off we went all over Californiahunting down the deals. I tried to seek out the small producers who didn’thave distributors so I could pass the savings on to my customers.” And Miller didjust that. His store is stocked with high-quality juice all under $25 and all areunique. Most labels in the shop are unrecognizable – but all pass the same test;everything passes over Miller’s lips before he makes a buy. “If I don’t love it, I don’tbuy it, period. Sometimes I will taste over a hundred wines in one day, load up thetruck and haul it up to Calistoga, unload at the store, and maybe I will crawl inbed by 3 a.m. Needless to say my buddy bowed out of the deal after their secondtrip. I initially recruited him on a ‘hey lets go wine tasting in Santa Barbara’ untilhe realized how much work it entailed. Poor guy, he had to be at the farm at 5 inthe morning.”It is all worth it. Millers’ customers love him. He has a unique ability to hear averbal description of a customer’s favorite wine and translate that into a recommendationfor sometimes a third of the cost. “I have people all over the country thatuse me as their local wine shop. I ship right to their door – and the cost of the shippingis a drop in the bucket compared to what they save on the cost of the wine.Miller gets deals on Napa wine too. “I have winemakers from small wineriesstop in every week saying ‘I have something that will fit into the store,’ if they onlyhave 15 or 25 cases of an end-of-vintage wine – I am the perfect outlet for them.”So head up to the Wine Garage and check out the best deals in the Valley at1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga, CA 94515. For more information, call(707) 942-5332. You can also check out the website at winegarage.net.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com11


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGNapa Valley Wine Trainnapa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com• oct 23: Moonlight escape, full harvest Moon• nov 5, 20: Murder MysteryONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org• oct 22: café cabaret, irving Berlin• oct 23: ray Manzarek & roy rogers• oct 28: natalie MacMaster & Donnell leahy – Dueling fiddles• oct 30: opera house Masquerade Ball with Quartetto gelato• nov 4: café cabaret, gershwin’s gold• nov 5: Dance Party with Pop rocks• nov 6: oh, Mr. SousaONGOINGLive at the Lincoln TheaterYountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com• oct 21: Kenny rogers• oct 24: Jigu! thunder Drums of china• oct 27: King Michael, Michael Jackson tribute• nov 7: Peter gros, Mutual of omaha Wild Kingdom• nov 13: An evening with tim Mcgraw & friendsONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room Winesnapa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com• oct 21: clif family “the climber” release Party• oct 22: Prominent Peninsulas tasting Series, iberia• oct 29: taste of Paso robles• nov 5: taste the Six Bordeaux grapesONGOINGLive at Uptown Theatrenapa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com• oct 23: cat Power• oct 24: randy travis• oct 28: Jackie greene• oct 29: Billy Bragg• oct 31: BB KingONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Night Pulse TastingsAcMe fine Wines, St.helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440• oct 22: heather huffman clark pouring Saunter wines• oct 29: Bill elbring pouring north Berkeley importsONGOINGFriday Night Winemaker EventsJV Wine & Spirits, napa, 5-7pm, $2, 707-253-2624, www.jvwine.comONGOINGTasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valleynapa town center, napa, 707-253-9450www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices• oct 16-17: Pulled Pork Appetizer• oct 22, 29: fine Wine & Artisan cheese• oct 23-24: tri-tip Steak Sliders• oct 27, 30: chocolate Decadence• oct 31: halloween chocolate DecadenceONGOINGWinemaker Family-Style Dinnerfarmstead restaurant, long Meadow ranch, St. helena, $60/food & winewww.longmeadowranch.com/farmstead-restaurant, 707-963-9181• nov 10: Brian nuss from Vinoce• Dec 15: cameron fisher from fisher VineyardsONGOINGJoseph 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.jpvwines.com· insignia Blending · le nez· tasting terroir · Wine Appreciation· cool california (freestone chardonnay & Pinot noir)· Barrel seminars (napa Valley cab)ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKENDWine Component Tasting Seminarat Merryvale VineyardsSt. helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members707-963-7777, www.merryvale.comEVERY 4TH WEEKENDWine & Food Pairing Seminarat Merryvale Vineyards10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. helena707-963-7777, www.merryvale.comONGOINGTours & Tastings at Clos du Valnapa, daily 10am-5pm, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com• classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine.• reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine.• tours by appointment with 24 hour advance noticeONGOINGBuon Amici Members & GuestsBenessere Vineyards, St. helena,10am-4:30pm707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com• Members only new release tastings• Barrel tastings by appointment• Vertical tastings by appointment• Wine & cheese Pairing by appointmentONGOINGJefferson House Reserve Room Tastingat 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, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com• classic tasting, daily, $5• Premium tasting, daily, $10• food & wine pairing, Mon-thu, $18• Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25• italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses• Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more• Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar• 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic groundsONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSFood & Wine Pairings at Etude Winerynapa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/memberswww.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300ONGOINGRombauer VineyardsSt. helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com• friday-Sunday: open by advance appointment only• Monday-thursday 10am-5pm• tasting $10• Wine & cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25ONGOINGVisitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Wineryfor details, 888-rMonDAVi x2, www.robertmondavi.com• the Signature tour & tasting• the Wine tasting Basics• the exclusive cellar tasting• tasting Beyond the Basics• the “harvest of Joy” tour & lunchONGOINGReserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling Vineyardscalistoga, 11am, Private tasting in the reserve room after the tour, $45800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.comONGOINGVIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory TourBourassa Vineyards, napa, Mon-fri by appointment, $15 mid-week specialMention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.comONGOINGTours & Tasting at ZD Winesrutherford, rSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com• traditional tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm• Premier tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm• Private group tasting, $20, by appt• cellar tour & tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-f by appt• Vineyard View tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-f by appt• Abacus tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt• Wine train, $180ONGOINGTours and Tastingsat William Hill Estate Winerynapa, 10am-5pm, by appt. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com• taste the napa Valley, $12• chardonnay experience/with food pairing, $16/$20• exploring cabernets, $20• estate exclusives, $25• intro to William hill estate tour and tasting, $25• the William hill estate experience tour and tasting, $40ONGOING THURSDAY - SATURDAYTemptastings in the Temptation Caveat Flora Springs WinerySt. helena,11am & 2pm, $25, $15/memberrSVP 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.comONGOINGTastings at Silverado Vineyardsnapa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com• Saddleblock Vineyard tasting, $75• library tasting, $75• Daily tasting room flights, estate/$10, Premier/$20• Public tours & tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15• Private tour and or tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tastingONGOINGVineyard & Winery Toursat Raymond VineyardsSt. helena, 11am (by appt), $15, group tours available (by appt)800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.comONGOINGWine Tasting Experiencesat Benessere VineyardsSt. helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt• Personalized Wine flights, daily, $10• Vineyards Walking tour & tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15• fudge Pairing experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15• Barrel tasting, rSVP, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20• Barrel tasting & current release, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Barrel tasting & Vertical, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• group tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti Winerynapa , 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com• individual tastings, $12• Private Winery tour & tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting• food & Wine Pairing• Vineyard tour• Blending class• Wine Sensory SeminarONGOINGTasting at Grgich Hills Estaterutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, tours at 11am & 2pm, $10Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most fridays 2-4pm707-963-2784, www.grgich.comONGOINGTastings & 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, $40ONGOINGTours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winerynapa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com• regular tasting, $10• reserve tasting, $35, Sat-SunArtisan cheese additional $7.50/personONGOINGEducational Tours & Wine Tastingat Castello di Amorosacalistoga, 707-967-6272, rSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com• regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50• tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20• napa Valley neighbor Program • Private ViP tours12 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOINGThe Ultimate Flightlong Meadow ranch, St. helena,A true farm-to-table experience at logan-iveshouse, 11am, rSVP, $35, www.longmeadowranch.com, 707-963-4555THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTHBacchus That Rascalclos Pegase, calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “history of Wine“707-942-4981, www.clospegase.comEVERY SATURDAYZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminarrutherford, includes visit to Wine library & cellar, 11am, $40800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.comEVERY SUNDAYSensory Component Tasting at ZD Winesrutherford, 11am by appointment only, $20, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.comEVERY SATURDAYChocolate & Red Wine Saturdaysat Bennett Lane Winerycalistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684ONGOING SATURDAYSNapa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 25Fall Art ShowPeju Winery, rutherford, 10am-6pm, www.peju.com, 707-302-1162ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31Grape Stomping through Harvestat Grgich HillsStomping is $10 & includes an “i stomped at grgich hills” pin.rutherford, 10am-4pm, 707-963-2784, www.grgich.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31Meet the Makers: A Portrait ofNapa Valley’s Creative CommunityMumm napa,, rutherford, napa Valley ArtS 2010, www.nvarts.orgONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 14Napa Valley ARTS 2010county wide festival! www.nvarts.orgONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 5Eye on Egypt Photography ExhibitSt. Supéry Winery, rutherford, 10am-5pmwww.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 30Foto Europa at Turnbull Wine Cellarsoakville, www.turnbullwines.com, 800-887-6285OCTOBER 20Barrel Tastings at TwilightViader napa Valley, Deer Park, 4-7pm, $35, members/freewww.viader.com, rSVP, 707-963-3816OCTOBER 21-24Downtown Blues FestivalDowntown calistoga, various eventswww.calistogavisitors.com, 866-306-5588• oct 21: Winemaker Dinners at Jolē restaurant, Brannan’s grill,All Seasons Bistro & calistoga inn restaurant & Brewery• oct 22: calistoga night out, live blues bands atcalistoga inn restaurant & Brewery, hydro’s Bar & grill & Brannan’s grill• oct 23: Downtown Blues fest, 12-6pm• oct 24: Blues ‘n Brunch at participating restaurantsOCTOBER 215th Annual Pink PartyDomaine chandon, Yountville, 7pm-midnight, $100www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280OCTOBER 23Wine Club Harvest Partyat Reynolds Family Winerynapa, 6-9pm, free/members, $85/non-memberswww.reynoldsfamilywinery.com, rSVP, 707-258-2558www.WineCountryThisWeek.com13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKOCTOBER 23Farmstead Fish Fryfarmstead restaurant, long Meadow ranch, St. helena, $35/foodwww.longmeadowranch.com/farmstead-restaurant, 707-963-9181OCTOBER 23Chocolate PairingSt. Supéry, rutherford, 11am, $40, $32/memberswww.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116OCTOBER 23Harvest PartyStaglin family Vineyard, rutherfordwww.staglinfamily.com, 707-963-3994OCTOBER 23Harvest PartyWine Sensory experience, calistogawww.winesensoryexperience.com, 707-942-1194OCTOBER 23Harvest StompBourassa Vineyards, napa, 4-7pm, $60, $30/memberswww.bourassavineyards.com, 707-254-4922OCTOBER 24Six Violls and a Byrd at Grgich Hillsthe faire Violls and soprano corey carlton invite everyone to experience thedelights of Byrd-song by famous english composer William Byrd.2pm, $25, $15/wine club member, info@grgich.com, 707-963-2784OCTOBER 29Savor the Simple Lifethe estate, flora Springs, St. helena, 12-2pm, $85www.florasprings.com, 707-967-6723OCTOBER 30The Pagan Ball at Castello di AmorosaAmici Del Barone wine club eventcalistoga, 8pm-12:30am$95/members, $115/guests, www.castellodiamorosa.com, 707-967-6272OCTOBER 30Halloween Celebrationgoosecross cellars, Yountville, 10am-4pm, $10, 707-944-1986OCTOBER 30Wine & Cheese Pairing SeminarSt. Supéry, rutherford, 11am, $40, $32/memberswww.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116OCTOBER 30Hometown Halloween ParadeMain & first Street, napa, 1-3pm, 707-257-0322OCTOBER 30The Judgment of Paris Revisitednapa Valley Museum, Yountville–A conversation with Warren Winiarski, JimBarrett & george taber. 5:30-8:30pm, Wine & hors d’oeuvres, $45, $20/memberswww.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500x115OCTOBER 301985-2010: Auberge du Soleil + Swanson VineyardsCelebrating 25 YearsAuberge du Soleil, rutherford, 6:30pm, $250lwilson@aubergedusoleil.com, 707-967-3147, rSVPOCTOBER 31Downtown Calistoga Halloween ParadeDowntown calistoga, 6pm, 707-942-9384NOVEMBER 2Pig Pickin’ – Slow Roasted Whole Pigfarmstead restaurant, long Meadow ranch, St. helena, $35/foodwww.longmeadowranch.com/farmstead-restaurant, 707-963-9181NOVEMBER 4Napa Valley Viticultural Fairnapa expo fairgrounds, napa, 8am-3:30pmwww.napagrowers.org, info@napagrowers.orgNOVEMBER 5Barrel Tastings at TwilightViader napa Valley, Deer Park, 4-7pm, $35, members/freewww.viader.com, rSVP , 707-963-3816NOVEMBER 6Cooking Class: Italian Holiday Cookies & Confectionscedar gables inn, napa, 1-3:30pm, $50, rSVP707-224-7969, www.cedargablesinn.comNOVEMBER 13-14Silver Pass on the Silverado TrailBarrel samples, food pairing, library releases & more! Participating wineriesalong the Silverado trail. 11am-4pm, www.silveradotrail.com, 707-256-0122NOVEMBER 18Farmstead Fish Fryfarmstead restaurant, long Meadow ranch, St. helena, $35/foodwww.longmeadowranch.com/farmstead-restaurant, 707-963-9181NOVEMBER 20-21Holiday in CarnerosParticipating carneros wineries, 10am-4pm, $35/adv, $40www.carneroswineries.orgSONOMA COUNTYONGOINGFriday Night Music at Sebastiani WinerySonoma, 6:30-9:30pm, 800-888-5532x3230, www.sebastiani.com• oct 22: Adam traum & the traumatics• oct 29: eZ Kewl• nov 5: Jon Poppenoe Blues Band• nov 12: Debra WintersONGOINGTaste & Twirl at Jacuzzi Family VineyardDance class & wine tasting!, Sonoma, 3-5pm, $20, $35/couplewww.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575• oct 24: harvest Ball, Dinner & DancingONGOINGWells Fargo Center for the ArtsSanta rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org• oct 21-22: cirque Mechanics Boom town• oct 23-24: Big Band tribute• oct 26: Vince gill• oct 29: rob Schneider• oct 30: David Sedaris• nov 6-8: Santa rosa Symphony• nov 9: ZooZoo• nov 11: Warren MillerONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com• oct 21: Juke Joint• oct 22: california honeydrops• oct 23: the royal Deuces• oct 28: the Afrofunk experience• oct 29: Deadtronica• nov 5: chris Berry & friends• nov 10: emmitt-nershi Band• nov 12: the David nelson BandONGOINGGourmet au Bay Winemaker SeriesBodega Bay, tasting & conversation with the winemakers! 3-5pm707-875-9875, www.gourmetaubay.comONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 19Farmers’ Market in Old Downtown Windsorwww.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320, 10am-1pm• oct 24: Pumpkin festival• oct 31: halloween at the MarketONGOINGCarneros Bistro & Wine Bar IntroducesThematic Wine Programhonoring great local wine makers. Plus, each thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity winetenders.the lodge at Sonoma, rSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042• october - little italy Month, Winery of the Month - Sebastiani Wineryfeaturing wines & flights comprising californian versions of italian varietalsONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSWine & Food Sampling at Hop Kilnrussian river Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine& sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.comONGOINGVineyard Walk & Photography Workshopat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.comONGOINGExclusive Wine & Cheese Tastingat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.comONGOINGTerroir & History Tour at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.comONGOINGFood and Wine Pairingat the Mayo Reserve Room9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting$35, reservations recommended,707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.comONGOINGWine Experiences at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com• cinq cépages Blending Seminar, eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75• cinq cépages component tasting, eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25• Private ViP Wine tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour• Box lunch Prgram with tourONGOINGTours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis WinerySanta rosa – ten person minimum. call for more information & reservations888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com• Winery tour & tasting, 1.5 hours, $25• Vineyards tour & tasting, 1 hour, $20• Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65ONGOINGGuided Winery Tours at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.comONGOING THURSDAYSThirsty Thursdays at AnabaSonoma – enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your winetasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.comONGOING SUNDAYSDomaine Carneros Sparkling Brunchat the Fairmont Mission Inn & SpaSonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonomaONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jacksonfulton – special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25707-571-7500, www.kj.comONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winerycloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.comLAST 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, rSVP, 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.comONGOINGWinemaker Tasting at Wine SpectrumSanta rosa, 6-8pm, $10, 707-525-8466, www.winespectrum.comONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAYMichel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tourhealdsburg, 10:30am, $25, 800-447-3060, www.michelschlumberger.comONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAYRobert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondolageyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20707-431-4811, www.ryew.comONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek WineryWinemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled winesrSVP, 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.comEVERY FRIDAYComplimentary Wine Tasting at Flamingo HotelSanta rosa, in the terrace grille featuring Sonoma county wines, 5:30-7pm707-545-8530, 800-848-8300, www.flamingoresort.com14 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSEVERY OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.comONGOING TUESDAYSTuesdays in the Plaza Concerts & Farmers’ Markethealdsburg Plaza, healdsburg, Market: 4-6:30pm707-431-1956, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.orgONGOINGCooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School450 West Spain St, Sonoma, check website for schedule.707-933-0450, www.ramekins.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 24Fat Pig – Sonoma County Repertory Theater104 n. Main St, Sebastopol, 707-823-0177, www.the-rep.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 24The Sugar Bean Sistersraven theater, healdsburg, www.raventheater.org, 707-433-6335ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 27Wine & Sunsets in ParadiseParadise ridge Winery, Santa rosa, 6pmwww.prwinery.com, 707-528-WineONGOING SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 30Petaluma Farmers’ MarketWalnut Park, Petaluma, 2-5pmwww.petalumafarmersmarket.com, 707-762-0344ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31“Shadow Boxing” New Paintings 2010 by D.A. BishopQuercia gallery, Duncans Mills, 707-865-0243ONGOING TUESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERSonoma Farmers’ MarketSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5:30-dusk, 707-538-7023ONGOING SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERPizza Café at Simi Wineryhealdsburg, Weather permittingwww.simiwinery.com, 707-473-3213ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 7About Face – Mixed Media Mask Showhealdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburg, 11am-5pmwww.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com, 707-431-1970ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 7Visions of ParadiseSonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 11am-5pmwww.svma.org, 707-939-7862ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 7Sandow Birk: The Depravities of WarSonoma county Museum, Santa rosa, tues-Sun, 11am-5pmwww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30Mylette Welch Painting ExhibitMichel-Schlumberger Wine estates, healdsburgwww.mylettewelch.com, 707-433-7427OCTOBER 23Harvest Wine Experiencewith the Eastside Buncheastside of russian river, healdsburg, 11am-4pmwww.merriamvineyards.com, 707-433-4032Acorn Winery, christie Vineyards, Deux Amis Winery, foppiano Vineyards,Merriam Vineyards, Mietz cellars, Mutt lynch Winery & rodney Strong VineyardsOCTOBER 23Harvest Moon Lamb Dinnerat Gloria Ferrer Caves & VineyardsSonoma 6:30pm, $95, $80.75/members, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999OCTOBER 23Catacombes de Paris –A Hauntingly Delectable Winemaker Dinnerfeaturing the wines of Moshin Vineyards, 6pmhealdsburg, 707-431-8146, www.rivermysthaven.comwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com15


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKOCTOBER 23The Art of Grace Slick Receptionrockin roses, healdsburg, 6-9pm, www.rockinrosesart.com, 707-433-6400OCTOBER 23Annual Harvest DinnerMerriam Vineyards, healdsburg, 5:30-10pm, 707-433-4032OCTOBER 23Pink Partygraton ridge cellars, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pm, 707-823-3040OCTOBER 23Ghoulwill Ball 2010Benefits goodwill industries of the redwood empire, Santa rosa,legends at Bennett Valley, 7:30-11:30pm, 707-523-0550OCTOBER 236th Annual Harvest Festivalrobledo family Winery, Sonoma, 12-4pm, $55/members, $65/generalwww.robledofamilywinery.com, 707-939-6903, rSVPOCTOBER 23-24Pinot on the Riverwww.pinotfestival.com, healdsburg• oct 23: A taste of Pinot, hotel healdsburg, 6-9pm• oct 24: full immersion tasting, rodney Strong VineyardsOCTOBER 23-24New Release WeekendQuivira Vineyard, healdsburg, 11am-5pmwww.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8354OCTOBER 25-31Halloween Week at Chateau St. Jean WineryKenwood – haunted mansion, food sampling & special packs.10am-4:30pm, 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.comOCTOBER 29Wine Tasting FUNdamentals at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25, rSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1939OCTOBER 30Fall for Zin at Christopher Creekfall food faire paired with enjoyable wines! healdsburg, 11am-5pm707-433-2001, www.christophercreek.comOCTOBER 30Grand Opening, Label Launching,Fund Raising, Howl-Lo-Ween, Heck ofa Good Time at Moondance Cellarsglen ellen – 12-5pm, $15, $25/2, free/memberswww.moondancecellars.com, 707-938-7550OCTOBER 30Harvest Partynicholson ranch Winery, Sonoma, 5-8pm$50/general, $45/wine club, $25/childrenwww.nicholsonranch.com, 707-938-8822OCTOBER 30Healdsburg Certified Farmers’ Market:Pumpkin FestivalVine & north Streets, healdsburg, 9am-noonwww.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org, 707-431-1956OCTOBER 30, NOVEMBER 13, 20Guided Nature WalkBouverie Preserve, glen ellen, 9:30am-1:30pmwww.egret.org, 707-938-4554, $15 donationOCTOBER 30-31Remembering Moose at B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen – costume party for four legged friends & their owners!Bring pet food & pet items & receive complimentary tasting. 10am-5pmwww.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064OCTOBER 30-31Petaluma River ToursPetaluma turning Basin, Petaluma, www.dolphincharters.com, 510-527-9622OCTOBER 31Trick or Treat Trailhistoric Downtown Petaluma, 3-5:30pmwww.petalumadowntown.com, 707-762-934816NOVEMBER 5Fall Wine Club Pick Up PartyMayo family Winery, glen ellenwww.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-938-9401NOVEMBER 5-28In Relation, New Sculptures by Bobbi Jeanne QuerciaQuercia gallery, Duncans Mills, www.Quercia-gallery.com, 707-865-0243NOVEMBER 5-7Holiday Affair Wine Country Weekendferrari-carano Winery, healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700NOVEMBER 6Holiday Affair Food & Wine PairingExtravaganza at Ferrari-Caranohealdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700NOVEMBER 6Wine Club Dinner at Cline CellarsSonoma, 6-11pm, $95, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4027NOVEMBER 6Hike & Taste in the Vineyards at Kunde Family EstateKenwood, 10am, $25, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501x334NOVEMBER 6-7Reserve Pinot Noir Release & Live Musicat Chateau St. Jean WineryKenwood, 10am-4:30pm, 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.comNOVEMBER 6-712th Annual Food & Wine Affairat Hop Kiln Wineryhealdsburg, 800-723-6336, www.hopkilnwinery.comNOVEMBER 6-7Wine & Food Affair at Wilson Wineryhealdsburg, 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.comNOVEMBER 6-7Wine & Food Affair at Simi Wineryhealdsburg, 707-473-3213, www.simiwinery.comNOVEMBER 6-712th Annual Wine & Food Affair –Tasting Along the Wine RoadVisit participating wineries for wine & food pairing. russian river Wine road11am-4pm, $65/weekend, $45/Sunday, $25/designated driverwww.wineroad.com, 800-723-6336NOVEMBER 6-712th Annual Wine & Food Affairat Mazzocco Wineryhealdsburg, 11am-4pm, $65/weekend, $45/Sunday, $25/designated driverwww.mazzocco.comNOVEMBER 74th Annual Renewing America’sFood Traditions DinnerQuivira Vineyards, healdsburg – Presented by Slow food russian river &Quivira Vineyards. 3-7pm, $85/Slow food & Quivira members, $95/generalwww.slowfoodrr.org, larry@foodandwinetrails.com, 707-887-2606NOVEMBER 1224th Annual Winemaker Dinner Seriesfeaturing Vision CellarsBay View restaurant, inn at the tides, Bodega Bay, 7pm, $79www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788NOVEMBER 12, 19Classic Sparkling Wine & CheeseCombinations: Luscious Locals & SpanishDelicacies at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30, rSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1939NOVEMBER 13Food & Wine Meadowcroft in SonomacornerStone, Sonoma, Seatings 11am, 1pm. $15, rSVPwww.meadowcroftwines.com, 707-934-4090NOVEMBER 13Wild Game Winery Dinnerat St. Francis WinerySanta rosa, 6pm, $125, $99/members, reservations requiredwww.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WineNOVEMBER 19-28Old Vintage Week at Christopher Creekhealdsburg, 11am-5pm, 707-433-2001, www.christophercreek.comNOVEMBER 20-21Holiday in CarnerosParticipating carneros wineries, 10am-4pm, $35/adv, $40www.carneroswineries.orgNOVEMBER 20-21Holiday in Carneros at Cline CellarsSonoma, 10am-4pm, $40www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4027NOVEMBER 26Holiday Open House at Paradise RidgeSanta rosa, 11am-5pm, 707-528-9463, www.prwinery.comNOVEMBER 26-27Holiday Open House at Sausal Wineryhealdsburg, 11am-4pm, www.sausalwinery.com, 800-500-2285NOVEMBER 26-27Annual Holiday Open Houseat Paradise RidgeKenwood, 11am-4:30pm, 707-528-9463, www.heartofsonomavalley.comNOVEMBER 26-2727th Annual Holiday Open Househeart of Sonoma Valley Association, Visit participating wineries in SonomaValley,11am-4pm, www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463NOVEMBER 26-2727th Annual Holiday Open House &Passport Weekend at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, 10am-4:30pm, 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.comNOVEMBER 27-28Sip, Savor & Shop at B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, get a jump on your holiday shopping. Bring a new toy for toys fortots & receive complimentary tasting. 10am-5pmwww.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064LAKE/MENDOCINOEVERY SECOND SATURDAYFood & Wine PairingsMcnab ridge tasting room, hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.comONGOINGSkunk Train866-457-5865, fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com• oct 24-31: the great Pumpkin express• nov 13: Wine & Mushroom excursion trainONGOING FRIDAYSTuscan Village Music Art Seriesterrill cellars, lower lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 24Old Times – Mendocino Theatre CompanyMendocino, www.Mendocinotheatre.org, 707-937-4477NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 178th Annual Victorian Christmas Faire & High Tealakeport english inn, lakeport, 11am-6pmwww.lakeportenglishinn.com, 707-263-4317NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 5The Sweetest Swing in Baseball –Mendocino Theatre CompanyMendocino, www.Mendocinotheatre.org, 707-937-4477Check 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. event listingsare free, and published as space is available and atthe discretion of Wine country this Week.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNOVEMBER 13Holiday Open House & Barrel TastingMcnab ridge tasting room, hopland, 10am-5pmwww.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986BAY AREASAN FRANCISCOONGOINGThe Walt Disney Family Museumthe Presidio of San francisco, San francisco, 415-345-6816www.waltdisney.org• ongoing through oct 29: film, treasure island• oct 22-24: look closer, Disney Ancestors Map• oct 23, 30: class, finger Painting for Big Kids (intro to Painting)• oct 30-31: hallowScreen! And Drop-in craft ActivityONGOING THROUGH OCTOBERHome for HarvestPress club, 20 Yerba Buena lane, San franciscowww.pressclubsf.com, 415-744-5000• oct 18-23: Pinot noir• oct 25-30: cabernet SauvignonONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 18Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne & BeyondPost-impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’orsayDe Young Museum, San francisco, www.deyoung.famsf.org, 415-750-3600OCTOBER 19Taste of the BaySan francisco Belle at hornblower landing, Pier 3, San francisco, 6:30-9:30pmwww.cob.sfsu.edu/cob/tasteofthebay/, 415-338-1111OCTOBER 24Pumpkin Pandemonium 2010Pier 28, Beach Street & embarcadero, San franciscowww.pier39.com, 415-705-5500, freeOCTOBER 26Cakebread Napa Valley Dinnertasting & dinner with Dennis cakebread, campton Place, San francisco, $150415-995-5574, richard.Dean@tajhotels.comOCTOBER 28-312010 San Francisco Fall Antiques Showfort Mason center, San francisco, $15, www.ehss.org, 415-989-9019NOVEMBER 2The Great Pinot Noir Dinnerhank & Maggie Skewis, Skewis Wines, campton Place, San francisco, $150415-995-5574, richard.Dean@tajhotels.comNOVEMBER 9Eileen’s Domaine Carneros Wine Dinnercampton Place, San francisco, With eileen crane, founding Winemaker/ceo$125, 415-955-5574, richard.Dean@tajhotels.comMARIN COUNTYONGOINGMarin Center in San Rafael415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us• oct 18, 21: Marin Speakers Series, Mark halperin & John heilemann• oct 20: Senior information fair• oct 22: Marin Symphony, first fusion one night only Benefit• oct 23: italian film festival, Many Kisses later• oct 23: new living expo presents David icke• oct 29: golden gate opera presents hansel and gretel• oct 30: natalie MacMaster & Donnell leahy, Masters of the fiddle• nov 6: italian film festival, We can Do that• nov 7: Barbershop harmony concert• nov 8, 11: Marin Speakers Series, Willie Brown, Jr.• nov 13: italian film festival, Basilica coast to coast• nov 14, 16: Marin Symphony, World Premiere & VirtuositySAN MATEO COUNTYOCTOBER 22-24, 29-31Pumpkin Tasting Menu in Navioritz-carlton, half Moon Bay, $95, $47.50/ages 5-12www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040OCTOBER 24, 31Pumpkin Sunday Brunch in Navioritz-carlton, half Moon Bay, $88, $44/ages 5-12www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040, 11am & 1:30pmNOVEMBER 6-7, 13-1410th Annual Holiday Boutique & Historic House TourJohnston house, half Moon Bay, 10am-4pmwww.johnstonhouse.org, 650-726-0329, $10NOVEMBER 13Half Moon Bay Wine & Food FareSanta cruz Mountains Winegrowers Associationoceano hotel & Spa, half Moon Bay, 12-4pmwww.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463, free admissionSANTA CLARA COUNTYONGOINGTasting Room TuesdaysSanta cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the fairmont San JoseSan Jose, 5-7pm, www.fairmont.com, 800-441-1414OCTOBER 22-31Halloween Tastingclos la chance Winery, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-487-9463OCTOBER 29Halloween Partyclos la chance Winery, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-487-9463ALAMEDA COUNTYONGOINGWaterfront FlicksMarket lawn, Jack london Square, oakland, Sundownwww.jacklondonsquare.com, 415-806-7155• oct 28: twilightNOVEMBER 10Grgich Hills Estate Dinnerliason Bistro, Berkeley, 510-849-2155, www.grgich.comLIVERMOREONGOINGBankhead Theatrelivermore Valley performing Arts center, livermore925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org• oct 22-24, 29-31: Spelling Bee• oct 26: reducing the nuclear Stockpile• oct 28: red Priest: nightmare in Venice• nov 3: Masters of the fiddle• nov 5-7: Spelling Bee• nov 9: John gray• nov 12: Broadway today – lVPAc gala• nov 13: the tilden trioONGOINGWine Cave Tasting ExperienceWente Vineyards, livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20, $15/wine club membersrSVP, 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com/cavesONGOINGThursday Nights at the Tablethree-course family dining, $29, $39/includes wine, the restaurant at WenteVineyards, livermore, 7pm, rSVP www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2444ONGOING THOUGH OCTOBER 31Ceramics by Barbara JohnsonWente Vineyards tasting room, livermore, 11am-4:30pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2300OCTOBER 22La Luna at Murrieta’s Welllivermore, 6-9pm, $45/members, $55925-456-2390, www.murrietaswell.comOCTOBER 223rd Annual Put A Little Love in Your Heart FundraiserBlacksmith Square, livermore, 5:30-8:30pmwww.openheartkitchen.org, 925-580-6793OCTOBER 23Country Music Comes to McGrail Vineyardslivermore, 1-4pm, $5, www.mcgrailvineyards.comOCTOBER 30Traditional Halloween Candy & Wine Paringcedar Mountain Vineyards, livermore, 12pmwww.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636NOVEMBER 6Mansion Winetaster Dinnerelliston Vineyards, Sunol, 6:30-9:30pm, $85www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377NOVEMBER 7-30Oils by Mary Kay FeitWente Vineyards tasting room, livermore, 11am-4:30pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2300NORTH CENTRAL COASTONGOINGSunset Cultural Center-Carmelcarmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com• oct 22: lark chamber Artists• oct 25: capitol Steps• nov 6: the Phantom’s leading ladies• nov 13: lainie KazanONGOINGLive at Golden State TheatreMonterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com• nov 4-7: 11th international film festivalONGOINGLive Music at KRML Radiothe eastwood Building, carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.comONGOINGThursday Night Music SeriesBargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.comONGOING TUESDAYSFarmers’ Market at the Barnyardcarmel, organic fruit, vegetables & flowers, 11am-3pm, 831-624-8886ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSSweet Thursdays at Cannery RowMonterey, family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts, 4-8pm831-649-6690ONGOING 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, 3-8pm831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.comONGOING TUESDAY - SATURDAYOya Salon and Ventana VineyardsWine and Cheese EventMonterey, 2pm on. oya patrons can sample Ventana Vineyards award winningwines. Wines change monthly. 831-372-7415x213, Ventana 831-656-0570ONGOING FRIDAYSFromage Fridays at Taste Morgancarmel, A special cheese sampling paired with wine. 3-5pm831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.comONGOING SUNDAYSLibrary Sundays at Taste Morgancarmel , An opportunity to taste some older wines from the cellar. 2-5pm831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 24Land & Sea: Paintings and Photographsof Monterey & BeyondMonterey Museum of Art, Monterey, www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477OCTOBER 20Wine Down Wednesdayfeaturing Morgan Winerytarpy’s roadhouse, Monterey, 5-7pm, www.tarpys.com, 831-647-1444www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 17


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKOCTOBER 22-24Global Tuner Grand PrixMazda raceway laguna Seca, Montereywww.mazdaraceway.com, 800-327-7322OCTOBER 2329th Annual Big Sur River RunPfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, 10amwww.bigsurriverrun.org, 831-624-4112OCTOBER 23Moonlight Dinner Train Partyroaring camp railroads, felton, 6-10:30pmwww.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484OCTOBER 23-24Monterey Bay FallFest Holiday Gift Fairecustom house Plaza, Monterey, 9am-5pm, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0700OCTOBER 24Howl-O-Ween Dog Paw-ty BenefitQuail Meadows, Quail lodge golf club, carmel, 11:30am-3pmwww.quaillodgeevents.com, 831-624-2888OCTOBER 29Wine, Art & Music WalkDowntown Pacific grove, free, 6-9pm, www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304OCTOBER 29-30Children’s Ghost Trainroaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484OCTOBER 30Carmel’s 94th City Birthday Party & ParadeDowntown carmel, 11am, 831-620-2020, www.ci.carmel.ca.us.comNOVEMBER 4-7Big Sur Food & Wine FestivalVarious events & locations in Big Surwww.bigsurfoodandwine.org, 831-667-0241NOVEMBER 12-14Great Wine Escape WeekendMonterey county Vintners & growers Association, Various locations & events inMonterey! www.montereywines.org, 831-375-9400SIERRAS/FOOTHILLSONGOINGRailtown 1897 State Historic ParkJamestown, 209-984-3953, www.railtown1897.org• oct 23-24, 30-31: harvest haunt expressONGOINGVintners’ Holiday SessionYosemite national Park, Yosemite, www.yosemitepark.com, 801-559-4884• oct 31-nov 2: Session i, Benziger family Winery, freeman Vineyard &Winery, Plumpjack Winery/cade Winery, hidden ranch Vineyard• nov 3-4: Session ii, Schramsberg Vineyards, rosenblum cellars, trefethenfamily Vineyards, cain Vineyard & Winery• nov 7-9: Session iii, franciscan, tres Sabores, Wild horse Winery & Vineyard,Pride Mountain Vineyards• nov 10-11: Session iV, Macrostie Winery & Vineyards, Karly Winery, hoveyWine, robert Mondavi Winery• nov 14-16: Session V, Dutton-goldfield Winery, Silver oak cellars, AncientPeaks Winery, twomey cellarsEL DORADO COUNTYONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAYPrivate Tastings with the WinemakerWinery By the creek, fair Play, taste with charles B. Mitchell or a staff wineeducator! 11am-5pm, by appointment, $25, $20/members530-620-2402, www.winerybythecreek.comONGOING SUNDAYSJam Sessions Every Sunday Afternoonfitzpatrick Winery, fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.comOCTOBER 23Full Moon CelebrationBoeger Winery, Placerville, 7-10:30pm, $15www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634OCTOBER 23Opus One & Grand Reserve Salon TastingWinery by the creek, fair Play, 4pm, $100, $75/memberswww.winerybythecreek.com, 530-620-2402, rSVP18OCTOBER 29Nevada DayBoeger Winery, Placerville, 10am-5pmwww.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634OCTOBER 30-31Nevada DayJodar Vineyards, Placerville, www.jodarwinery.com, 530-644-3474OCTOBER 31Trick or Treat on Main Streethistoric Main Street, Placerville, 4-6pmwww.placerville-downtown.org, 530-672-3436NOVEMBER 6Harvest 102 with Rick Kushmanof The Sacramento Beelava cap Winery, Placerville, $25, 1-2:30pm, 530-621-0175,NOVEMBER 7Fall Foliage Vineyard HikeBoeger Winery, Placerville, 9am-1pm, $25www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634NOVEMBER 13Fine Wine & Decadent Chocolate TastingPerry creek Winery, fair Play, 12-2pm, free, rSVPwww.perrycreek.com, 530-620-5175AMADOR COUNTYONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31Pumpkin PatchAmador flower farm, Plymouth, 11am-4pmwww.amadorflowerfarm.com, 209-245-6660NOVEMBER 6-7Library Weekendterra d’oro, Plymouth, 10am-4:30pmwww.terradorowinery.com, 209-245-6942NOVEMBER 8-11Advanced Intensive with Gil Dellingerclass is held in Sutter creek, $450, www.Knowltongallery.com, 209-368-5123NOVEMBER 13Tasting with the WinemakerVertical tasting – Primitivo, c.g. Di Arie Vineyard, Plymouth, 12-4pm209-245-4700, www.cgdiarie.comCALAVERAS COUNTYSECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTHWines of the World Education TastingsMurphys hotel, Murphys, no reservations required, everyone welcome!5:30pm, $15, 209-736-2949ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 29Wine, Entertainment & Movie Nightnewsom harlowe, Murphys, 5:30pm, www.nhvino.com, 209-728-9817ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeBlack Bart Playhouse, Murphys, 209-728-8422OCTOBER 22-23Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire XXXIIIironstone Vineyards, Murphys, 9am-4pm, $7, 209-795-1464NEVADA COUNTYOCTOBER 24Run Through the ColorsPioneer Park, nevada city, 8:30-11amwww.motherlode.sierraclub.org/sierranevada/, 530-265-2666OCTOBER 29Safe Trick or TreatDowntown grass Valley, 10am-1pmwww.downtowngrassvalley.com, 530-272-8315OCTOBER 31Fall FestivalSouth Yuba river State Park, Bridgeport, 11am-3pmwww.southyubariverstatepark.org, 530-432-2546SACRAMENTO VALLEYONGOINGSacramento River Train800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com• oct 23, 30: great train robbery• nov 6: Sunset DinnerONGOINGMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsU.c. Davis, 866-754-ArtS, www.mondaviarts.org• oct 23: Dresden Staatskapelle• oct 24-25: gamelan Çudamani, Bamboo to Bronze• oct 25: Passing Strange• oct 26-27: Stew and the negro Problem• oct 27: Jonah lehrer• oct 28: eric Zivian, piano & Mrabba Atladottir, violin• oct 28: electronic Mixed Media concert• oct 29: empyrean ensemble• oct 30: Alarm Will Sound• oct 30: eric Zivian, piano• oct 31: Uc Davis Symphony orchestra• nov 3: Venice Baroque orchestra• nov 3-6, 10-12: Delfeayo Marsalis octet• nov 6: Buika• nov 7, 8: imago• nov 7: Alexander String QuartetSOLANO COUNTYOCTOBER 22Nugget Market Wine Pouringwith Grgich Hills Estate130 Browns Valley Pkwy, Vacaville, 5-7pm, www.grgich.comSUISUN VALLEYONGOINGWine by the Glass &Live MusicWinterhawk Winery, fairfield, Wine & complimentary pizza1-6pm, Music 2-5pm, $5, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977• oct 23: Matty t• oct 30: the Used Blues Band & halloween PartyOCTOBER 29Halloween StrollDowntown Vacaville, 4-6pm, 707-451-2100, freeOCTOBER 31Halloween Parade & Costume Contestharbor Plaza, Suisun city, 2pm, 707-421-7205LODI/WOODBRIDGEONG0INGHutchins Street Square209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com• oct 23: first Annual Masters Winemakers Dinner• nov 20: chicano comedy All-StarsONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 27Man Made: Engineered LandscapesKnowlton gallery, lodi, www.knowltongallery.com, 209-368-5123OCTOBER 231st Annual Artisan Masters Winemaker Dinner,Barrel Tasting & Art and Wine Auctionhutchins Street Square, lodi, $225www.theArtisanMasters.com, 209-333-5550OCTOBER 29-31Plein Air Painting in the Fall Gardenwith Janette JonesKnowlton gallery, lodi, $250, www.Knowltongallery.com, 209-368-5123OCTOBER 30Downtown Trick-or-Treat & Fall FestivalDowntown lodi, 12-5pm, 209-369-8052NOVEMBER 13-14The First Sip – Lodi Wine WeekendVisit participating lodi wineries, 11am-4pmwww.firstsiplodi.com, 209-365-0621, $35/adv, $45www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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WINERY FEATURE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKGLORIA FERRERby Abigail P. ZimmermanAnytime is the right time for a deliciousglass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine. Fridaynight with friends. Sunday morning brunch.Tuesday dinner at home. Thursdayevening...just because!At Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, thispassion to celebrate every day is alive andwell. For more than two decades, winemakersand grape growers at Gloria Ferrerhave worked to yield the highest-qualityfruits and wines, both sparkling and still, thatshowcase the inherently delicate yet powerfulnature of the estate-grown Pinot Noir andChardonnay, and bottle it for your delight.Not just an opening-cocktail anymore,sparkling wine is now a perfect pairing for allcourses of the meal including savory andspicy foods, as well as fruit-forward desserts.Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards pours awide variety of award-winning sparkling andestate varietal wines daily on their VistaTerrace, including:• 2005 Blanc de Blancs: Crafted exclusivelyfrom vintage Chardonnay, the 2005Blanc de Blancs is a crisp sparkling winehinting of Meyer Lemon, delicate orangeblossoms, and minerals with a fresh, lasting,precisely balanced finish. Excellent withtoasted almonds, brie or fontina cheese,grilled prawns, fresh oysters, and yes, caviar.• 2002 Royal Cuvée Brut: The inauguralvintage of “Royal Cuvée” was first served toKing Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spainduring their visit to California in 1987. Sincethen, this sparkling wine has delighted countlessguests. Made only from the first pressingof hand-picked grapes, this classic Brut blendof 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay offersthe delicate balance of perfectly ripe fruit andcomplexity derived from more than five yearsof aging on the yeast.Every Night Has A StoryA new sparkling wine is here: VA de VI (It’sabout the wine)! This plush new sparklercelebrates the Spanish heritage of GloriaFerrer. VA de VI is a celebratory blend ofSonoma Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. VA deVI also benefits from a fragrant kiss ofMuscat, making this wine a delicioussparkling aperitif or late night cocktail. Itshould come as no surprise that VA de VI hasC AV E S &V I N E YA R D SWhy Wait? Celebrate Every Dayrecently won the Best of Show award at 2010Sommelier Challenge!Estate Varietal WinesKnown primarily for superb sparklingwines, Gloria Ferrer also produces fine estatevarietal wines including vineyard designatedPinot Noir and Chardonnay, Merlot and adelightful Pinot Noir Rosé.All estate varietal wines are served by thetaste, pour, or glass in the Tasting Room, oron the Vista Terrace overlooking GloriaFerrer’s estate Carneros vineyards.From Earth to EffervescenceOld World practices are the backbone ofsparkling wines produced in the méthodechampenoise. In their dedication to createCalifornia-style sparkling and estate varietalwines, the Ferrer family imported only threewinemaking techniques from Spain: handharvestingthe grapes, protecting the fruit'sintegrity by carrying the grapes to the wineryin small bins, and gently pressing the grapesin whole clusters using old-school membranepresses. As a result, each bottle of GloriaFerrer sparkling or estate varietal wines enjoy20 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY FEATUREa grace and finesse, making themideal pairings with food – be itthat special brunch or casualWednesday night dinner athome.Gloria Ferrer was establishedin 1986 as the first sparklingwine house in Sonoma-Carneros.Fulfilling a long-time dream forGloria and José Ferrer, the wineryembodies their family’s more than500 years of winemaking history,time-honored Catalan traditions,and sustainable practices increating exceptional sparklingand estate varietal wines blendedto pair perfectly with food. The335 acres of Carneros estate vineyardsare planted primarily to thePinot Noir variety, as the Ferrersbelieve the grape brings anuanced elegance – a finesse – toboth the sparkling and stillwines. While Gloria Ferrer winesare true to Carneros terroir, thewinery itself is a vibrant blend ofthe Ferrers cherished Catalanculture and hospitality.Gloria Ferrer 2010Wine Education SeriesFour excellent classes will betaught this year by Certified WineProfessional Cindy Friedman:Perfectly Pinot, Wine TastingFundamentals, Flavor Palate andSparkling Wines, and ClassicSparkling Wine & CheeseCombinations. Classes are heldon Fridays and one Saturday permonth from 10:30 a.m. to 12p.m., $25-$30 per person.Reserve your space by calling(707) 933-1999 or emailinfo@gloriaferrer.com.Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyardsis open daily 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Wine service is availableuntil 4:45 p.m. with public toursat 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Tourscost $10 per person. For partiesof 15 guests or more, reservationsare required. Call (707) 933-1917with questions.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com21


Perfect Pairs BYLEN NAPOLITANOBraised Lamb Shankswith Joseph Phelps2007 Napa ValleyCabernet SauvignonIn the art of pairing wine with food, like in literature, thereare classics. For every Moby Dick or Tom Sawyer, there’s anequally legendary food and wine combination, like Sauterneswith Stilton cheese or this column’s pairing of lamb with a redBordeaux-varietal wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon. Althougha reasonable argument could be made for pairing a redBurgundy-varietal wine, specifically, Pinot Noir, with a lambdish, this flavorful recipe for Braised Lamb Shanks from NapaValley-based Joseph Phelps Vineyards demands a wine with alittle more muscle and intensity. It could be said that thesebraised lamb shanks and the Joseph Phelps 2007 CabernetSauvignon work together as naturally as Tom Sawyer andHuckleberry Finn.A lamb shank takes the meat located below the knee of theleg, a meat which is typically tough and lean. Therefore, it’snecessary to break down the connective tissues that make themeat tough through a combination of dry heat (searing thesurfaces) and moist heat (simmering in liquid). What’s more, aslow, extended period of heating the meat and then allowing itto sit overnight after being cooked will easily convert the meatfrom tough to tender.What makes this Cabernet Sauvignon the perfect wine forthis recipe is its balance of tannin structure with intenseflavors of blackberries and plum. The mouthwatering fattycompounds in the lamb are cleansed from the palate by thewine’s soft, dry tannins. On the other hand, the robust fruitand its natural acid contribution is countered by the recipe’sgenerous amounts of salt, pepper and tomato paste. Perhapsmost important to the success of this pairing is the fact thatthe wine is outstanding on its own merit. In fact, it earned arare “trifecta” of wine ratings, scoring 91 points from threedifferent wine publications: The Wine Advocate, InternationalWine Cellar and Wine Spectator Online. Though well-knownfor its flagship wine, “Insignia,” Joesph Phelps offers manyhighly rated wines across the board.Joseph Phelps Vineyards offers tastings byappointment only. Check the website for terrace tastingsat www.josephphelps.com/tastings or the seminars atwww.josephphelps.com/seminars. All are by appointment.Call the Guest Center directly at 1-800-707-5789 or(707) 967-3720 to make a reservation.22BRAISED LAMB SHANKSRecipe by Stephen Pavy Serves: 6-8This dish should be made over a two-day timeframe, if possible.Aside from enhancing the flavors, this leisurely preparation scheduleallows the cook plenty of time to clean up after the messiest part of thepreparations.• 7 - 8 lbs. lamb shanks –Have your butcher crack the shanks for easier handling• Salt and freshly ground pepper to (generously) sprinkle over the shanks• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil• 2 large onions, very coarsely chopped• 2 medium shallots, sliced• 6 garlic cloves, peeled• 5 medium carrots cut into large chunks• 3 celery ribs, cut into large chunks• 3 tablespoons double strength Italian tomato paste• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary• 3 cups red wine• 5 cups low sodium chicken brothPre-heat oven to 350°FSprinkle salt and pepper all over lamb shanks.Heat olive oil in large heavy-bottomed kettle or Dutch oven overmedium-high heat until shimmering. (I strongly recommend one withgreater than 6 quart capacity, otherwise spillage is very likely.)Place shanks in single layer in kettle or Dutch oven. (You will need torepeat this since not all shanks will fit at once.) Cook, turning once, untilshanks are nicely browned all over. This should take around 7 minutesper layer. Transfer shanks to platter and set aside.Add all vegetables, herbs, tomato paste and ½ tsp. salt to kettle or Dutchoven and cook until vegetables begin to soften (3-4 minutes). Add wine,and then stock, using wooden spoon to pry up browned bits on bottomof pan. Bring liquid to simmer, then add the reserved lamb shanks andadditional salt and pepper to taste.Cover tightly and place in pre-heated oven. Cook for 1 ½ hours. Uncoverand cook for 30 minutes more. Turn shanks and cook, still uncovered, for15 minutes longer.Remove from oven and use tongs to remove bone from shanks. (Themeat should be sufficiently tender that it is falling off the bone at thispoint.) Place cooled bones on platter so that you can remove last bits ofmeat (add these bits to the pot) by hand before discarding bones.Allow to cool and then refrigerate overnight.One hour before serving, scrape congealed fat from surface of chilledbroth/lamb and discard fat. Place pot on stove and heat thoroughlythrough. Liquid should be simmering.Allow guests to spoon lamb and vegetables into shallow bowls, passingbread for the sauce. (I prefer Della Fattoria polenta bread but any rusticwill do just fine.)www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSTaste Hot Wines in a Cool Region – Los CarnerosThe eagerly anticipated annual event“Holiday in Carneros” is celebrating its 23rdsuccessful year the weekend of November 20and 21. The perfect opportunity to stock upon wine for the holidays, this event alwaystakes place the weekend before the most Americanof holidays – Thanksgiving! This excitingmulti-winery open house features more than20 wineries in the Carneros region of both theNapa and Sonoma Valleys. Several wineriesare participating for the first time this year,giving attendees a new opportunity to visitthese hosts. Each winery will open its doors tovisitors to join in on a variety of activities,offering their own special variety of food andwine pairings, live music, art or craft shows,special tastings (barrel, reserve, library andnew release), discounts or special pricing andmore activities that are unique to each winery.Advance tickets are $35 per person and areavailable by visiting carneroswineries.org orcalling 800-366-2806. Tickets are also offeredboth days of the event for $40 per personNovember 20 & 21simply by visiting any participating winery.All tickets are valid for both Saturday, the 20thand Sunday, the 21st. Admission includes a“Holiday in Carneros” logo wineglass andaccess to all the fun! (Some activities at selectwineries may have additional fees, but allparticipating wineries have generous offeringsfor Holiday in Carneros participants includedin the cost of admission.) Proceeds from“Holiday in Carneros” help to fund scholarshipsat Santa Rosa Junior College and NapaValley College.Participating wineries (as of October 1st)include Adastra Wines, Anaba Wines,Bonneau Wines, Cline Cellars, Enkidu Wines,Etude Wines, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards,Homewood Winery, Jacuzzi FamilyWinery, Keating Wines, Larson FamilyWinery, McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards &Winery, Meadowcroft Family of Wines,Michael Mondavi Family Winery, Parmalee-Hill Wines, Robledo Family Winery, SchugCarneros Estate Winery, Talisman Wines,Tin Barn Vineyards, Truchard Vineyards andTy Caton Vineyards.Hospitality de los Carneros is a non-profitorganization dedicated to promoting thewineries and winery tasting rooms of theCarneros appellation. It produces two openhouse events each year – “April in Carneros”and “Holiday in Carneros”. In its twenty-threeyear history Hospitality de los Carneros hascontributed over $100,000 to charities inSonoma and Napa counties and currentlyfunds scholarships at Santa Rosa JuniorCollege and Napa Valley College.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com23


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKREYNOLDS FAMILY WINERYby Charles NeaveReynolds Family Winery founder, winemaker and proprietor SteveReynolds is very much a hands-on person. And the fact that he liveswith his wife Suzie and their three children – Cameron, Rebecca andSarah – on the winery property makes it even easier. Their house ison the right as you pass through the gate from the Silverado Trail, andfurther down the drive is the Tuscan-style tasting room, winery, lab,offices, tall stainless steel tanks and the barrel room. Large woodendoors at either end open to the front loading space to the left of thedoor into the tasting room, and at the rear to the crush pad and, a fewyards beyond and to either side, acres of carefully tended vineyards.“My interest in wine started when I was living in Germany as ateenager,” he says. “Wine was always part of our daily life and myfather often took the family on wine tasting trips through Europe. Myfather and I dreamt of building a winery together, and our visionbecame a reality in 1994.“I’d like to say that we moved in and started making wine on thevery first day, but the truth is the property was a 100-year-oldchicken ranch that needed lots of love but was full of potential. Ittook us over a year to clean it up.”They produced their first vintage in 1999 and today offer sevenwines: a Chardonnay, Merlot, two Pinot Noirs (one from the RussianRiver Valley, the other from the Carneros region), an Estate CabernetSauvignon, a Reserve Stag’s Leap Cab and a red wine blend named“Persistence.” Perhaps most unusual of all is the bottling that includesfruit from all of the appellations in the Napa Valley, a wine that isintriguing, captivating and complex while also being accessible.Some winery owners are most captivated by the agricultural side24www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSof the business or the technology. Perhaps it’s the hospitality part of thebusiness, or maybe the (at times arcane) science of the process. ButSteve Reynolds loves it all, and it shows. He is happy to talk aboutevery bit of the year-round winemaking procedure with an enthusiasmthat is both refreshing and infectious.“We own 14 acres here at the winery, ten of it planted withCabernet Sauvignon vines,” he says. “We also work with 20 differentvineyards and growers. In our own vineyard we are getting closerevery day to being certified organic, and we’re also working on beingas green as possible, whenever we can. It’s something I think we oweour children at least that much”The tasting room has French doors that open onto a spaciousterrace facing the pond. Back indoors there is lots of dark wood, anda long tasting bar that will easily accommodate a moderate-size group.There are high ceilings, iron chandeliers, and everywhere you lookviews of the vineyards and, in the back – the east – is the Vaca Range.For private tastings there is also an intimate, sun-filled room. Butanywhere you settle in is a wonderful place to try the Reynolds winesand to greet Bert, the winery’s resident cat.In the end, the philosophy that Steve and everyone else at thewinery agrees with is simplicity itself: “We’re always trying to do theright thing when people visit. And that is to give our guests what wewould like if we were the ones visiting the winery.”The Reynolds Family Vineyards tasting room is located at 3266Silverado Trail, Napa. They are open daily by appointment, 10 a.m. to5 p.m. (last pour is at 4:30). For more information, directions or anappointment, call (707) 258-2558 or go to the internet atwww.reynoldsfamilywinery.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com25


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSDutcher Crossing Winery Introduces a 100% CabernetThe 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon,Cooney Vineyard, Alexander ValleyDutcher Crossing Winery is introducing the2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Cooney Vineyardin Alexander Valley, a 100-percent varietalwine. “It is really a re-introduction,” said proprietorDebra Mathy, “as the Nevins Vineyard waspurchased by Gary and Marie Cooney in 2007.We are continuing our winemaking traditionwith the Cooneys and this wonderful vineyard.”Although Dutcher Crossing is known for its blended varietal vineyarddesignated wines, this is an exception. Debra Mathy usually prefersblended wines, but for her the Cooney Cab is a comfortable, satisfyingand pleasing wine. “Enjoying this wine is like crawling under flannelsheets,” she explained. “It has a big, lovely mouth feel.”Rising above the east side of the southern Alexander Valley at anelevation of 900 feet, one of the highest elevations in the valley, the 4-acre block designated to Dutcher Crossing fruit sits on the ridge topwith a view of the valley and nightly sunsets. “Most people work hardto leave a farm,” said Alabama native Gary Cooney. “I have workedhard all my life to get on a farm.”According to winemaker Kerry Damskey, the 2007 vintage was themiddle year of a four-year semi-drought period in the North Coast –not a bad thing for Cabernet. “It was a small crop combined with smallberries, producing one of or most concentrated Cooney/Nevins VineyardCabernets ever,” said winemaker Kerry Damskey.“This wine is a real winner,” stated Damskey. Gary Cooney agrees,as he believes the grapes are so good because they are “happy grapes.”After selling the fruit to Dutcher Crossing, he turned around andpurchased two barrels of the wine. Deep, dark purple black in color,the aroma is classic Cabernet with scents of sweet cedar framed withcomplex dark-skinned berry character. In the background are hints ofanise and a little (good) smoke. The flavors are luscious, very stylishand elegant. “This is a keepsake wine poised for wonderful enjoyment,”said Damskey.Not for the faint of heart, the wine is over 15 percent alcohol, butis so well balanced it is not dominated by it. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignonfrom Cooney Vineyard in Alexander Valley is available for$43/bottle at the winery, 8533 Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg, andthrough the website at at www.dutchercrossingwinery.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com27


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKHarvest in Hopland Passport Weekend, October 23 & 24Every year, over the fourth weekend in October, Hopland, Californiaopens its doors and invites you into the vineyards and onto thecrush pad to experience harvest. Join 16 of the world’s “greenestwineries” for this two-day event, October 23 and 24, to visit yourfavorites and pick up a few bottles along the way. Wineries open dailyfrom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy wine tastings, food pairings and liveentertainment. Tickets are $35 online per person and $45 day of.Event free for designated drivers. Shuttle service is available onSaturday for $15.Hopland Passport is a biannual event that showcases small production,boutique wineries in Mendocino County, “Americas GreenestWine Growing Region.” Hopland Passport invites participants toexplore exceptional wines, speak to and connect with the winemakersand vineyard owners in an intimate setting, and learn more about thehistory and culture of Hopland and its sustainable, organic and estateWine CountryL O D G I N Gproduced wines.The Hopland Valley has a long history of wine growing dating backto the early 1900s and consists of a third of the vineyards in MendocinoCounty characterized by a series of small interconnected valleyseach possessing a unique personality. Explore undiscovered winesfrom vineyards grown by second- and third-generation farmers whoembrace the tradition and heritage of farming in our unique region.Wineries include: Brutocao Cellars, Fetzer Vineyards, Graziano Familyof Wines, Jaxon Keys Winery, Jeriko Estate, Magnanimus Wines,McDowell Valley Vineyards, McFadden Vineyards, McNab RidgeWinery, Milano Winery, Nelson Family Vineyards, Patianna OrganicVineyards, Rack & Riddle Winery, Saracina Vineyards, Terra Savia andWeibel Family VineyardsFor tickets or more information, call 1-800-433-3689 or visitwww.hoplandpassport.com.NAPA VALLEYPINK MANSIONA small, intimate, private inn where you arepampered and can enjoy the perfect napa winetasting experience. Valley or forest views from eachroom, lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting,delectable surprises, large indoor heated pool andJacuzzi, in-room massage and facials available,easy walk to town for shopping and dining, bikingdistance to most local wineries.1415 Foothill Blvd 1-800-238-7465Calistogawww.pinkmansion.comCANDLELIGHT 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 VALLEYBRANNAN 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.brannoncottageinn.com (707) 942-4200SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERNCALDERWOOD INNPerfect environment to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Situated3 blocks from the historic downtown plaza and wonderful restaurants in healdsburg.25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg (707) 431-1110innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 1-800-600-5444VINTNERS INNforty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-25844350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.comSONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERNLEDSON HOTELluxury 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.comFAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEYHILTON GARDEN INN2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900Fairfieldwww.hiltongardeninn.comHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797Fairfieldwww.hiexpress.comLODI/WOODBRIDGEROBIN’S NEST GUEST HOUSE (209) 334-3952665 W. Turner Road, Lodi www.robinsnestlodi.comWINE AND ROSES HOTEL AND RESTAURANT2505 W. Turner Road (209) 334-6988AMOROSA INN AND GARDENS8400 E. Harney Lane (209) 367-0882THE INN AT LOCKHOUSE19960 Elliot Road, Lockeford (209) 727-5715MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTLAMP LIGHTER INNtucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous carmel Beach, you will discovera charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset house Suites. these bedand breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935.(831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.comVAGABOND’S INNVagabond's house inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of carmel'sfinest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks awayfrom clint eastwood's hog's Breath inn.(831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn.comLONE OAK LODGEVoted Monterey Peninsula travel Planner Best Value. Within minutes to aquarium, wineries,Monterey harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. rooms available with kitchenettes.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com28 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Welcome toS U I S U NV A L L E YTalking with Frank Vezer, Vezer Family VineyardsWhat attracted you to Suisun Valley?My first six years of life were in amining town nestled in the CassiarMountain range near the westernmostYukon border of Canada. At age six myfamily moved to a ranch in centralBritish Columbia. The little town wascalled Fraser Lake and it is in theOmineca Valley … Omineca means“slow moving water.” The Omineca Frank & Liz VezerValley is surrounded by the FraserMountains. Vezer Family summers were spent traveling to the family’sbirthplace of Pecs, Hungary located in the Mecsek Mountains. My childhoodmemories of beautiful sheltered valleys and the scenes from the sun’sshadows on the hillsides enveloping the picturesque valleys were re-ignitedwhen I first visited the Suisun Valley some 22 years ago. Cradled on thewest by the Vaca Mountains and at the north by the Twin Sisters Summit,Suisun Valley embodied all those memories. There was no doubt thatSuisun Valley is where my wife Liz and I should raise our children!Though not widely known, Suisun Valley (pronounced “Sue-soon”and meaning West Wind to the original Wappo Indian settlers) is oneof the older American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in North America andis approaching its 29th birthday. Suisun Valley boasted the largestwinery pre-prohibition era in North America. Suisun Valley was also afavorite getaway of General Mariano Vallejo, closest confidants, andespecially his daughter and her husband. The Blue Victorian Mansionwas part of a land grant gift some 170 years by Spanish King FerdinandVII for helping him settle the area. The Suisun Valley Village ofMankas Corners, originally Manka’s Corner was established by themining family Manka in 1846. The Mankas Corner had a general storewith a Pony Express office and accommodations for weary deliveryriders and other travelers.Today, Mankas Corner still has a “general store,” Mankas Café,Barista Café & Deli, Mankas Corner Vezer Family Winery and neighboringantique store, salon and more. Vezer Family and staff are happyto share hospitality, time and local lore with visitors. The winerybuilding is on the National Historic Registry and has a commemorativeplaque about the Pony Express as you enter the tasting room.Outside there are beautiful gardens and special event area for concertsor weddings.What do you love about being in the wine and hospitality industry?My Hungarian heritage and combined with Liz’s Portuguese familyculture destined us to naturally follow in our parents footsteps. Both theDuartes and the Vezers regularly opened their home and shared theirbounty. Next to soccer, hospitality is the most shared cultural love betweenthe Hungarians and the Portuguese. Liz and I have always thoroughlyenjoyed entertaining. Liz is a very talented chef, and it is not unusual forus to gather 20 to 30 around our big dining table at the Ranch. Now thatour children are growing up and some have families of their own, we arewitnessing with great joy that this strong tradition is continuing to the nextgeneration of the Vezer-Duarte family. In short, it was inevitable to that ourfamily move “grapes to table” and invite everyone to share our “joie de vie”in toasting and breaking bread. We so enjoy when our wine club membersvisit for events. They come from everywhere in the “neighborhood” likeWalnut Creek, Blackhawk/Danville, Sacramento and around the UnitedStates. We also have club members frominternational origins like Montreal,Toronto, Vancouver, Budapest, Pecs,Lucerne, Como, Bergamo, Rome andLisbon to name a few.The Concert Series is a self-servingevent, because Liz and I so enjoy liveperformance entertainment that we candance to! People often just “drop by”accidentally because we are so easily accessible from State Highway 80between San Francisco and Sacramento. We also enjoy being able to workwith regional restaurateurs and chefs to bring our wine for pairing dinnersat their locations.Vezer Family Vineyard is the ‘family’ part real or is that a corporate name?I am a romantic at heart, sometimes at the expense of embarrassing mywife and daughters. My dream was born after watching the movie “Walk inthe Clouds,” where the whole entire family was involved in every aspect ofthe farming and producing of thewine. Now my dream is a reality! Myson-in-law Jake is about 85% involvedin the winemaking as our CellarMaster, my daughter Gabby – Jake’swife – works on various aspects of ourmarketing efforts, my daughter Cassietakes care of the special events,private parties and weddings. Cassie’sfiancé, Marco has the dual responsibilities of assisting Jake and working inthe tasting room for special events. My second youngest daughter, Sophie,operates the floral services for weddings or events and for the Suisun Valleylocals. All the flowers come directly from the gardens of the Vezer FamilyEstate. Last but not least …my “baby daughter” Frankie at nine years oldis the “roving ambassador” and “bus girl” at many of the wine club partiesand some of the special concert events we have regularly. Aunt Tommie runsthe Barista Café & Deli packing visitors off with great lunches to enjoy atour garden patios at the Mankas Corner or Blue Victorian wineries. AuntMaggie takes care of the lodging needs of our VIPs at our B & B guest house.Continued, next pagewww.WineCountryThisWeek.com 29


Welcome toS U I S U NV A L L E YTalking with Frank Vezer, continued from page 29My wonderful wife, Liz is the most amazing “Master Blender” and regularlyholds cooking classes that help make everyone who attends experts inpairing and preparation. My best friend, Sam Mizirawi is involved in themanagement of quality control, compliance and inventory. His son, Justin isour webmaster. Then there is “Uncle Gary,” Gary Galleron our winemaker… he has been made an “official” member of the family by our daughters.To them, everyone is family! Another dear friend has become like my“younger brother” is Chris Livadas, our General Manager. Chris is somewhatof a “family manager” brings in staff that is compatible with thepassionate fervor the Vezer-Duarte clan has for greeting, sharing and takingcare of guests. Chris is also likely to be your personal guide on the privateATV Vineyard tours we offer!What do you think about Suisun in comparison to otherCalifornia wine regions, including your Napa neighbors?Suisun Valley ranks as one of the most unique and strategic position ofany wine region in California today. The climate is ideal, with warm sunnydays and cool moist nights from ocean-influenced fog blanketing theevenings and leaving the vineyards glistening in the morning. Suisun Valleysoils benefits from some of the same volcanic ash that once spewed from Mt.St. Helena five million years ago, similar to the neighboring Napa Valleyand its close proximity of 44 miles from San Francisco and its Bay. The 12-mile difference west of Napa Valley and warmer climate makes for heartierfruit. Many of our visitors are sent from the Napa wineries which have beenbuying some of our fruit for years and are only a 15-25 minute car tripaway. In fact, Napa Valley has been the single largest purchaser of SuisunValley grapes for almost 50 years. Spending millions of dollars Napa Valleyvintners value Suisun Valley both for its quality and due to the fact that thereis no vineyard growth in their valley.Where do you see the future of Vezer Family Vineyard and Suisun Valley?The geographic proximity and the agricultural value Suisun Valleyshares with Napa Valley will continue to bring recognition that Suisun Valley30AVA as a premium grapegrowingand wineproducing destinationworth cultivating for thewine and tourism industries.Suisun Valley isaffectionately referred toas “Napa’s little sisterSue” and the familial relationship is an honor and supports the greatvisionary efforts begun in both Napa and Sonoma Valleys being continuedin Suisun Valley.So, we “Sue-s” appreciate and thank Napa for their continued supportand sharing their great success!3737SoscolSoscolSilverado TrailSilverado Trail29291212Big Ranch RdBig Ranch RdSilverado TrailMonticello RdSilverado TrailMonticello RdNapaNapa121121BLUE VICTORIAN Daniel CappBLUE WINERY VICTORIAN Wines Daniel CappWINERYVEZÉR FAMILY WINERY WinesVEZÉR Gardens, FAMILY Deli & WINERY Barista VEZÉRGardens, Deli & Barista Wooden Valley Private VEZÉR RanchGreen Valley CellarsSuisunWooden Winery Valley & Private TastingRanchRoomGreen Valley CellarsWine Suisun CoopBYWinery & APPOINTMENT Tasting Room ONLYLedgewoodWine CoopBY APPOINTMENT ONLYLedgewood CreekSuisunCreekValley Suisun WinterhawkValley Winterhawk80Fairfield 80TenbrinkFairfieldTenbrink80ANHEUSER BUSCH80 CordeliaBREWERY ANHEUSERTOURSBUSCHCordeliaBREWERY TOURSJELLY BELLYFACTORY AND BELLY TOURS 12680FACTORY AND TOURS 12Suisun City680Suisun CityMankas Hills WineryMankas Hills WineryJameson Canyon RdJameson Canyon RdAtlas Peak RdAtlas Peak RdMasonMasonGreen Valley RdGreen Valley RdRockville RdRockville RdJarvisJarvisS U I S U NV A L L E YW I N E R I E SRockville RdSuisun Valley RdRockville RdSuisun Valley RdWooden Valley RdMankos Family WineryWooden Valley RdMankasSuisun Valley RdMankasAbernathy RdAbernathy RdWoodenValley RdWaterman BlvdOliverGordon Valley RdClayton RdWaterman BlvdEagle EyeEagle Eyewww.WineCountryThisWeek.comSuisun Valley RdBarrel tasting with FrankWoodenValley RdOliverGordon Valley RdClayton Rd


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVALLEY GATE VINEYARDSby Charles NeaveYou don’t need to understand a lot ofarcane winery and winemaking terms whenyou visit Valley Gate Vineyards in the NapaValley. But you do probably need to understandwhat custom crush means, since that isan important and vital part of what they do atthis facility.Simply put, custom crush is taking in thegrapes of a grower and/or winery, the large orsmall (or somewhere in between) entity thathas been completely responsible for the grapesall the way through harvest. In fact until theyarrive at a place such as Valley Gate. From thispoint on the owner of the fruit is still activelyinvolved, but the equipment and the crewbelongs to or works for the winemakingfacility.Fast forward a while, through the punchdown (if required), pump over, filtering,blending (if desired), barrel storage and finallybottling and perhaps some bottle aging,depending on the philosophy of the personwhose name will be on the label and on thebottle. What it boils down to is that peoplethat make wine can use the money they wouldhave had to invest in expensive equipment tobuy land or replant vines. It’s a crucial part ofthe wine business, and a lot of it is done rightat this beautiful winery at the southern end ofthis world famous stretch of real estate.Now that we have cleared that up, it’s back32to Valley Gate Vineyards, which under theirown label produces about 3,000 cases annually,though that number may increase soon.The winery is a very nice place to be, by theway. It’s a unique place, at one of the gatewaysto the rest of the valley, situated opposite a golfcourse and on a knoll set back from JamesonCanyon Road, which connects to Interstate 80going to San Francisco, Sacramento and SanJose and beyond.Reminiscent of a cattle ranch, this verymodern winery is highway accessible and atthe same time very much removed from thehectic rhythms of daily life making it a verypopular place to hold memorable dinners andreceptions for up to two hundred people.After you drive through the ornamentaliron gate, you go up the long drive where themature trees and plantings become moreplentiful and more colorful. On every sidethere are rows of mature vines representing acarefully considered array of varietals andclones.Wines made from these grapes are availablefor tasting: Displaying the classic cool weathercharacteristics of honeydew and melonflavors, the 2009 Napa Valley Viognier haslight citrus aromas and a balance of acidityand structure that make it a versatile choice toserve with meals or with dessert. Valley Gate’s2009 Napa Valley Pinot Noir exudes aromas ofblueberries and dark cherries, as well as theearthy tones so coveted among connoisseursof the varietal.The building that houses the wineryproper, barrel storage and the spacious tastingroom is log construction above, stone below.As you walk up the door there are waterfallsconstructed of naturally polished stone toeach side, with a wide variety of plantings andtrees stretching out to either side, naturallyframing the building.Wood is the key here. The staircase andoutdoor railing are made of wood, as is a floormade of wide wood planks. The wainscotingis stained wood, done in the old style. Lookup and you see more wood, and the wide treetrunk columns in the tasting room are about afoot-and-a-half across, maybe more. Notsurprisingly the three-sided tasting bar iswood as well, polished to a high sheen.There are cowhide chairs and sofa by thefireplace, the chandelier is made of dozens ofdeer antlers. Otto, the resident bulldog, is onhis bed, or you’ll find him outside on thewraparound porch, enjoying the views of thevineyards. Kids and canines are all welcome.As hospitality manager Lessly VanHoutansaid, “One couple came in a few days ago, andthey said we were the friendliest place theyhad visited.” So why would you wait?Valley Gate Vineyards is located at 1 KirklandRanch Road, Napa and is open daily, byappointment, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.For more inforamtion, call (707) 254-8673or visit www.valleygatevineyards.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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Randolph StRandolph StChurch StFranklin StRandolph StChurch StFranklin StRandolph StJeffersonJeffersonCoombs StArroyo Dr.Arroyo Dr.Brown St.Brown St.Brown StCoombs StBrown StMain St.Main St.West St.West St.Tulocay St.Tulocay St.Yajome St.Yajome St.Third St.Third St.NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCastello di Amorosa Celebrates Halloween with The Pagan BallDario Sattui’s, Castello di Amorosa, an authentically styled, 13thcentury Tuscan-style castle winery located near Calistoga takes ahaunted turn this Halloween as it celebrates The Pagan Ball onOctober 30 from 8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.A popular Amici Del Barone wine club event features a hauntedtour to the lower 81,000 square feet of the Castello; an outrageouscostume contest, dancing in the Castello’s Great Hall to Masterpiece, a12-piece San Francisco cover band, wine bars and hors d’oeuvres.There is no cost to join the Amici Del Barone wine club. Thoseinterested in joining the club and attending The Pagan Ball need onlybuy a case of 12 wines or join one of the six shipping clubs.The cost for the event is $95 for wine club members and $115 fortheir guests.For more information or to register for the event, call (707) 967-6274.Rising above the hills in the Napa Valley is Castello di Amorosa,S T .CHARLESCHARLES KRUGKRUGPRATTPRATTDAVID FULTONDAVID FULTONBERINGERBERINGERPOPEPOPEH E L E N AFULTONFULTONOrin SwiftOrin SwiftCalafia CellarsCalafia Cellarswhich translates to the “castle of love” in Italian. It was built over a 14-year period by Dario Sattui, a fourth generation winemaker and ownerof V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena.The Wall Street Journal cited Castello di Amorosa as a “must-seedestination,” and more recently, the Contra Costa Times includedCastello di Amorosa as one of the top destination wineries in thecountry.Reminiscent of old world castles, the Castello has Italian frescoes,defensive fortifications, ramparts, a moat and drawbridge, a dungeonand torture chamber, secret passage ways, courtyards, loggias, achurch and stables. Finally, at 12,000 square feet, the wine barrel roomis, perhaps, the single most impressive barrel room in the U.S. and isconstructed with ancient Roman cross-vaulted ceilings.The Castello, however, is merely a backdrop to showcase some ofthe Napa Valley’s best wines. The internationally acclaimed wines areprimarily Italian varieties that pair well with foods from around theworld. Currently producing 15,000 cases per year, the Castello’s winesare sold only at the winery, directly to the consumer. Guided tourswhich include a private tasting are available by appointment and winetasting needs no appointment.Castello di Amorosa is located at 4045 Highway 29, just 5.5 milesnorth of St. Helena on the left. For more information, visit the website,at www.castellodiamorosa.com or call (707) 967-6272.PuebloTrancasTrancasBig Ranch RdDOMINADOMINBig Ranch Rd34NAPA VALLEYWINE NAPA HARDWAREVALLEYWINE HARDWARESt. Helena Wine CenterSt. Helena Wine CenterNapa Valley FarmsNapa Valley FarmsSalvestrinSalvestrinTayson PierceTayson PierceLong Meadow RanchLong Meadow RanchPRAGERPRAGERLEWELLING AVELEWELLING AVESUTTER HOMESUTTER HOMEARGER-MARTUCCIARGER-MARTUCCINot to ScaleNot to ScaleHallHallWarren StFlora SpringsFlora SpringsWarren StINGLEWOODINGLEWOODWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANEWittWittMERRYVALEMERRYVALECHARTER OAKCHARTER OAKCorisonCorisonMilatMilatDel DottoDel DottoSecond StWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANELOUIS M MARTINILOUIS M MARTINIHeitzHeitzFirst StV. SATTUIV. WINERY SATTUIWINERY & DELIDELIClay StZINFANDELZINFANDELRAYMONDRAYMONDFransicanFransicanGALLERONGALLERONRutherfordRutherford GroveTres Sabores & GrovePedemonte Tres Sabores CellarsPedemonte CellarsWine C ou ntr y This WeekPreferredWine C ou ntr This WeekPreferredOpen to the publicOpen to the publicOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentThird StCollege StThird StCollege StJefferson StJefferson StSecond StWashington StWashington StWilson StWilson StOak StOak StFirst StClay StFleuryFleuryEven StClay StCalistoga AveJohnAnthonyClay StCalistoga AveAviaX WineryAviaWineries ofNapa ValleyTown CenterOlabisi/TrahanUptownTheatreTown CenterCejaStonehedgeUva WineryTrattoriaItalianaVintner’sCollectiveVINTNER’SCOLLECTIVEFirst St.Second St.First St.Third St.Second St.Fourth StThird St.Fifth StMain St. Main St.Yountville St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Vallejo St.Napa St.Caymus St.www.WineCountryThisWeek.comFourth StMain St. Main St.Yountville St.Twenty RowsPuebloTWENTY ROWSClinton St.Pearl St.Cole’s Chop HouseBounty Napa HunterTASTE AT OXBOWRare WineValleyCo.OperaMAHONEYHouseVINEYARDS/WATERSTONECeladonVallejo St.Napa St.Caymus St.COLE’S CHOP HOUSENapa Valley Opera HouseBack Room WinesCELADONNapa General StoreNapa General StoreSoscol AveSoscol AveNapa ValleyWine Train/ToolboxNAPA VALLEYMasonWINE TRAINMC KINSTRYRiver Terrace Dr.MC KINSTRYGustavo ThraceRiver Terrace Dr.Imperial WayRobert CraigImperial WayOxbowPublicMarketUncorkedat OxbowOxbowPublicMarketD O W N T O W NN A P AFirst St.First St.Fifth StSt


The Stags Leap District WinegrowersAssociation (SLDWA) celebrates the 14thannual release of its limited edition AppellationCollection. The Appellation Collection isthe only annual offering by an appellation inthe U.S. representing one wine from eachmember winery. The collection offers onebottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Association’s19 distinguished wineries. For thewine lover, the Collection provides a uniqueopportunity to “visit by taste” the renownedDistrict, Napa Valley’s smallest sub-appellation.It is a perfect wine cellar addition orholiday gift. This unique collection of 19Cabernet Sauvignons, limited to 200 cases,and all from the 2006 vintage, is now availablethrough November 30, 2010.Since its debut in 1997, the highly soughtafterCollection has evolved from a mixedcase to a complete set of a single vintage andsingle varietal from the District’s producers.“The 2010 Appellation Collection is the ultimategift for the wine enthusiast. These rarestof 2006 vintage Cabernets cannot beWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEYLimited 2006 Stags Leap District Collection Releasepurchased collectively anywhere in theworld,” says Allison Steltzner, GeneralManager of Steltzner Vineyards and currentPresident of the SLDWA. “Only offered fortwo months, this year’s collection contains themost bottles yet with a total of 19 wines,including the first-ever selections fromveteran producer Stag’s Leap Wine Cellarsand new vintner Lindstrom Wines.”The 2006 Appellation Collection includesone Cabernet Sauvignon from each of thefollowing Stags Leap District Winegrowersmember wineries: Baldacci Family Vineyards,Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards,Clos Du Val, Hartwell Vineyards, Ilsley Vineyards,Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards,Pine Ridge Vineyards, Regusci Winery,Robinson Family Vineyards, Shafer Vineyards,Silverado Vineyards, Robert Sinskey Vineyards,Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags’ LeapWinery, Steltzner Vineyards, Taylor FamilyVineyards and Terlato Family Vineyards.“2006 was a beautiful vintage that servedup what I see as the true, delicious hallmarksof Stags Leap District wines in spades – asweet, juicy core of fruit and ripe, velvetytannins,” says Elizabeth Vianna, winemaker atChimney Rock Winery.The 2006 Appellation Collection is $1,499per case. 7.75% tax applies to Californiasales. The Stags Leap District WinegrowersAssociation is the exclusive retailer of theAppellation Collection, the only collection ofCabernet Sauvignon released by an AmericanViticultural Association or appellation.Consumers interested in purchasing thecollection may order online at stagsleapdistrict.com/appellationcollectionor for additionalinformation, contact the DirectorNancy Bialek at (707) 255-1720.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com35


WASHINGTONGRANTMYRTLEDALEWelcome toC A L I S T O G ASo‘Relaxation’ List Honors Napa CalistogaThere’s a reason Calistoga was chosen number six on TripAdvisor.com’s2010 list of the “top 10 relaxation and spa destinations inthe United States.” It’s because you can find, in this laid-back, scenicsmall town at the north (and some say, quieter) end of Napa Valley,a variety of renowned spas, world-class wineries, fine restaurants,shopping and recreational activities that naturally combine to helpyou unwind.Hot SpringsCalistoga’s reputation as a place for rest and rejuvenation harksback centuries, thanks to the natural hot springs in the area, wheremany visitors have sought the health-restoring combination ofheated water, minerals and mud.Miles below the surface, molten magma swirls and churns,heating the water that drips its way into a vast underground reservoiruntil it turns to steam. As the steam rises, it heats more wateralong the way, and together the mixture races toward the surface.The hot springs bubble forth, providing the famed, volcanic ashinfusedmud baths available at several spas located in or near Calistoga.Most of the spas follow a process with their mud and mineralbaths that include mineral showers, whirlpool or jet baths, steamrooms and blanket wraps at the end to allow your body to return toa normal temperature while continuing to unwind.The Town Known for Its Warm WelcomeBecause of Calistoga’s laid-back atmosphere, many spa-goers feelcomfortable walking around the town in casual clothes, straightfrom the spa.Shopping in Calistoga’s walkable downtown is a pleasant, takeyour-timetype of experience as you browse the eclectic offerings.Each shop has unique, collectible items you’d usually see in big-citylocations, but without the pressure of driving place to place.Ahh, the FoodOnce you’ve worked up an appetite exploring the town, you’llfind a wealth of restaurants either downtown or within a five-minutedrive. There are award-winning French and California bistros inelegant settings, hearty and innovative Italian food, authenticMexican and Chinese food, southern barbecue, family fare, wholesomespa menus and much more.Graeser36PETRIFIEDFOREST RD.TOSANTAROSATOGEYSERVILLEFOOTHILL BLVD.128BENNETT LANEWINERYLINCOLN29AVENUEW.H. Smith SPAPINK OnThEdgeMANSION WINEGARAGE Rios Wine Co.DiamondTofanelliTerraceReverie Von StasserTwomeyTeachworthConstant CASTELLO DI AMOROSAMadrigalAlloraDIAMOND MTNPINETOST. HELENATRINCHERO NAPA VALLEYA Dozen VintnersFREEMARK ABBBYSUMMERSWINERY29EnvyOLD FAITHFULGEYSERC A L I S T O G ABERRY STCEDARELLERSBIG TREETHIRD STREETSECOND STREETFIRST STREETLINCOLN AVECALISTOGAWINE STOP(Calistoga Depot)DUNAWEAL LANETudalFRANKFAMILYEhlers EstateFAIRWAYTUBBS LANESTERLINGWINERYLARKMEADBENESSERETedeschiFamilyOAK STREETLAKE STREETLODISTEVENSONChateau Montelana29Clos PagaseLarkmeadVincentArroyoGREENWOOD AVEGOLDEN HAVENSPA & RESORTBRANNANCOTTAGE INNWAPOOBALE LANEBlairLINCOLN AVETOCLEARLAKE2929Lava VineDUTCH HENRY WINERYROMBAUERZahtilaVineyardAugustBriggsSilverRoseCuvaison Estate WinesPaolettiCASA NUESTRADuckhorn128TONAPABarlowSaviezwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALISTOGAWine Country at its BestCalistoga was recently recognized as a distinct American ViticulturalArea (AVA) by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.An AVA is a designated wine grape-growing region with distinctgeographic features and growing conditions that contribute to awine's identifiable characteristics, such as taste and aroma. Influencingthe flavor of Calistoga-grown grapes are geography andclimate that range from volcanic soil with cooler hillside temperaturesto flat and warmer pockets.Within a short drive are spectacular wineries, ranging from theimposing Castello di Amorosa (resembling a 12th-century Tuscancastle) on Highway 29 to smaller, boutique wineries such as DutchHenry Wines, located on the less-traveled highway known as theSilverado Trail.Activities to Relax, Invigorate, or Both!If you’re looking a for low-key, personal tour of wine country atyour own pace, one option is to rent a bike and pedal through winecountry where you can explore out-of-the-way wineries at your ownpace.The landscape around Calistoga also offers a variety of popularWhere ‘R & R’ Is a Way of Lifeoff-road bike trails. Enthusiasts are able to test their skills on easyback roads or strenuous single track.Those who prefer to experience nature on foot should lace uptheir boots, because there are plenty of hiking trails nearby. Hikesrange from easy strolls to moderate climbs to challenging rockclimbing. All this is a few minutes’ walk or drive from downtownCalistoga.For a stunning aerial view of Calistoga, try a balloon ride. Imaginesoaring peacefully, drifting with the wind above vineyards, orchards,trees and fields, viewing country and wildlife that you would neversee from the ground. It's an experience so gentle and calming, and inperfect keeping with the ambience of peaceful, but inspiring Calistoga.For more details about visiting Calistoga, a Napa Valley townknown for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxedatmosphere, variety of wineries and great dining, please check outwww.CalistogaVisitors.com. Facebook users can also find informationabout Calistoga, including great deals, breaking news andinsider tips, by searching for “Calistoga Visitors” and becoming a"fan," or going to www.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com37


JEFFERSON STWelcome toY O U N T V I L L EBeau Vigne – ‘Some of the Best Cabernet in Napa Valley’by Josh SteinLooking for off-the-beaten-path experienceswithout having to survive the drive? Then BeauVigne’s small-lot, hillside wines, available smackin the middle of downtown Yountville, are whatyou desire; what could be better than Yountvilleas backdrop for some of the most impressive butlesser-known red wines of the Napa Valley?Come taste some hidden treasures and lay insome fantastic wines while enjoying the best ofValley life and culture.As the name suggests, Beau Vigne, or “BeautifulVines,” is intentionally all about giving anincredible experience in the glass. The winerywas founded by Napa Valley locals, Ed and TrishSnider, who knew the area and wine andwanted to make something special from aspecial place: Stags Ridge Vineyard, which sitsmore than 1300 feet high in the Atlas Peakappellation on the eastern edge of lower NapaValley – a location perfect for wines of greatcharacter and hallmark of place coupled withracy structure and intense fruit. The Beau VigneCabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and PetitVerdot from the hillside require serious viticultureand winemaking chops because the fruitand resulting wines are often at the extremeedges of what’s possible in the Valley, but famedwinemaker Dave Phinney has produced winesof tremendous length and richness without aloss of balance. And they give good value, too,despite being, as consumers have said manytimes, “some of the best Cabernet in the NapaValley.”Because of top scores from Robert Parker andWine Spectator, Beau Vigne could be askingconsiderably more for their releases. However,the prices have been kept reasonable; their goalis to showcase what the finest of locations in theNapa Valley can produce without breaking thebank.Given the generally rugged, inaccessiblelocation of Stags Ridge, Beau Vigne has openeda modern, light and airy tasting space in thecenter of Napa Valley at Yountville’s WashingtonSquare. Walk into a timeless patch of Valley lifewhere some of the greatest restaurants are stepsaway from its greatest wines, and where thefeeling of real wine country is all around you.WASHINGTONYOUNT MILL RDY O UJACKSONN T V I L L ERide, Wine & Dine with Us• Guided Tours • Kayaking• Bicycle Rentals• Bicycling Vacationswww.napavalleybiketours.com • 1-877-336-2453+SERVINGWINE COUNTRYSINCE 1987BEAU VIGNENAPA VALLEYBIKE TOURSDomaine ChandonKeeverMADISON STGirard 1 JESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMa(i)sonrySTARKEY STCALIFORNIA DRWASHINGTON STWEBBER ST29Hill FamilyEstateHope and GraceRASGALLERIESSomerston RanchV MARKETPLACECORNERSTONECELLARSPage Wine CellarsVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANBell WineWASHINGTON STYOUNT STYOUNTVILLE CROSS RDTo Silverado TrailV MARKETPLACE:APPARELi.elleLemondropsSistersTay & GraceVianettHOMEA Little RomanceCalifornia & VineDomain Home & GardenNapaStyleGALLERIESBlue HeronGallery 1870North Bay GalleryWINE TASTINGNapaStyleV Wine CellarINDULGENCESSoluna Boutique SalonDININGBottegaNapaStylePacific Blues Cafe38www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTasting Room of the Week:LUNA VINEYARDSby Charles NeaveOne of the most serene and – at times –most exciting vantage points in all the NapaValley is, in my opinion, the tower at LunaVineyards on the southern end of theSilverado Trail, near Silverado Resort. Openon four sides, it is from this vantage pointthat you look out over acres of vineyards,below and in the distance. It is quiet most ofthe year, hectic during the time of harvest inthe fall.The same can be said about the crush paddirectly below. For probably three-quartersof the year it seems almost dormant. Thencome harvest – crush – it’s at fever pitch asgrapes are brought it, put into a crusherdestemmer,the juice siphoned off in greathoses. Pumps whirr, a mix of languages driftup, the smell of agriculture, as grapes arereduced to juice and the stems and resultantpulp are whisked away, perfumes the air.The tower is the perfect spot to look downon this activity and across to the winerybuilding itself, which makes up the thirdside of the open C-shaped layout of LunaVineyards.One thing that the winery always offersno matter the season, no matter the progressof the grapes, is a superb wine countryfriendly,sophisticated yet still casual, tastingexperience there at the southern end of thisworld famous and fertile Valley.It is with good reason that the people atthe winery call their property “A tastingtradition transformed,” though in fact thatmay actually be an understatement. Fromthe moment you approach the front doorfrom the courtyard, you begin to notice thedifferences.Start at the tasting room in the front,with its coffered wood ceiling, tile floors,classic furnishings, Persian rugs, a fireplacein the corner, and soothing, Old Worldcolors. But the focal point for wine lovers isa four-sided dark wood tasting bar in thecenter. To the rear is the Reserve Room withits barrel vaulted ceiling.In the tasting room you can enjoy LunaVineyards Sangiovese, Merlot and CabernetSauvignon and a lovely Chardonnay. On theReserved Menu is a Merlot from HowellMountain and a Howell Mountain Cab. Byreservation a cheese and wine pairing andother wine education opportunities can bearranged in the Reserve Room.“We like to have people come here andlive the ultimate Napa Valley experience.”One visit and you will see exactly what theymean. From top to bottom you will savorevery minute of it.The Luna Vineyards tasting room at 2921Silverado Trail in Napa is open every dayfrom 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Advanced reservations– call (707) 255-2474 – are requiredfor special Reserve Room tastings as seatingis very limited. For more information, call(707) 255-5862 or head to their website atwww.lunavineyards.com.42 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Meet the Makers Photography Exhibit at Mumm NapaNapa’s creative community shines bright inArts Council photography exhibitionby Christy BorsIn its foundation, Napa Valley carriescreative people who quietly illuminate theircommunity. Often they work exclusivelybehind the lens, with roles varying fromteacher to mother, musician to activist, andmany roles in between. Through October31, Arts Council Napa Valley (ACNV) willpresent portraits of a selection of Napa’screative “makers” in a photo exhibition,titled Meet the Makers, showing at MummNapa. Exhibition photographers DonaKopol Bonick, Suzanne Becker Bronk, KristineCummins and Chick Harrity offer thepublic a glimpse into the lives of more than60 creative locals, making a difference in thevalley they call home.Napa Valley Calistoga ARTS 2010 is ACNV’s inauguralmonth-long celebration of arts andTUBBS LANELINCOLNculture, with a tagline and philosophy of“Cultivating Creativity.” In partnership withACNV, Napa Valley’s arts organizations,groups, galleries, wineries and schools willpresent more than 100 arts and cultureevents through November 14th, with dailyevents posted on www.nvarts.org.Early on in the ARTS 2010 planningprocess, ACNV dreamt of presenting an artexhibition that would shine a light on thebehind-the-scenes lives of Napa’s creativecommunity. “Instead of showing only theend result of the creative process (paintings,sculptures, textiles, etc.), I wanted to showthe faces of the creators themselves,”explains Kristina Young, ACNV acting executivedirector. “The galleries in Mumm Napacelebrate photography, so creating a show ofphotographic portraits seemed a natural fit.”Meet the Makers is truly a unique portraitureshowcase. The subjects are a multigenerationalcollection of creative influences,ranging from high-school students at sweet-16, to 92 year-old arts pioneer Rene di Rosa.“Napa Valley is indeed full of characters, aswell as character,” explains exhibitor ChickHarrity. “Most of these characters love andappreciate living and creating in this Valley,and that’s what makes it great.”Featured alongside the portraits atMumm Napa will be a special audio tour ofselected subject interviews and responsivecreations by the affectionately dubbed “ArtGirls,” students of Napa art educator LynneTuft. The Art Girls, Hannah Bradford, RubyHarvey and Grace Murphy, are three preteenartists who have been mentored by Tuftfor the past several years. Their interviewswill be available via the exhibitions’ catalogusing Smart Phone QR code technology.Meet the Makers runs through October31st, 2010, at Mumm Napa in Rutherford.For more information, contact Arts CouncilNapa Valley at (707) 257-2117.ART ON MAINPRATT AVESt. HelenaSILVERADO TRAILALLISONCHARTER OAKOAKVILLE CROSS RD.29YountvilleYOUNTVILLE CROSS RD.WASHINGTONRASGALLERIESBY WAY E.WISECASK29121TROWER AVE.NapaTRANCASFIRST STCALIFORNIA5TH2ND3RDMAIN STMAIN STSOSCOL121HARDMAATLAS PEAKMONTICELLO121www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 43TOVALLEJO


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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKThe ‘Full Immersion’ Weekend of Pinot Noir!‘Pinot On The River Festival,’ An Intimate Event For Pinot LoversMore than 100 small-production Pinot Noir producers will joinhundreds of serious Pinot Noir fanatics at the 2010 Pinot on the RiverFestival, held October 22, 23 and 24 at the Rodney Strong Vineyardsevent center and other venues in Sonoma County’s Russian RiverValley.This is a true “full-immersion” weekend of Pinot Noir, featuring afull program of in-depth wine tastings and seminars, vineyard toursand sumptuous food. From Friday’s kickoff dinner to Saturday’s intimatePinot Noir seminars and the special “A Taste Of Pinot” dinner allthe way through Sunday’s “Artisanal Pinot Noir Tasting,” it’s a weekendcreated for people who love Pinot Noir.“There are a lot of great wine events held each year, but because oftheir size, none can offer the focused, intimate tasting environmentwe’ve created with Pinot On The River,” said Gregory S. Walter, cofounder/organizerof the event and editor of the PinotReportnewsletter. “The small event size and the opportunity to taste speciallyselected Pinots Noirs equals the ultimate event for Pinot lovers.Pinot On The River 2010 begins Friday evening, October 22, with“Friday Night Out In The Valley” dinner hosted this year at RoadhouseWinery in Healdsburg. Saturday, October 23 features seminars focusedon the 2009 Vintage of Pinot Noir and A Vintage Retrospective lookingat older vintages, moderated by Gregory S. Walter, editor of PinotReport.The seventh annual festival kicks into high gear Saturday nightwith the “A Taste Of Pinot” dinner event. This year, Pinot on the Riveris partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma Countyto create the first annual “A Taste Of Pinot” dinner at the Hotel Healdsburgin Healdsburg. The event will feature Pinot-inspired tastings ofunique small bites prepared by Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchenpaired with limited production Pinot Noir from a group of producersincluding Alysian, De Loach Vineyards, Landmark Winery, MacPhail,Papapietro Perry, Roadhouse Winery, Rodney Strong Vineyards andSmall Vines Wines.On Sunday, October 24, more than 100 wineries will gather topour some of their best Pinots for the walkaround “Grand ArtisanalPinot Noir Tasting at the Rodney Strong Vineyards event center inHealdsburg.” The event is open to public as individual tickets areavailable.Tickets and information are available at www.pinotfestival.com oremail info@pinotfestival.com.‘Wines & Sunsets’ in ParadiseWith the arrival of spring, Paradise Ridge Winery is once againhosting the very popular Wednesday evening’s “Wines & Sunsets’ inParadise. Through October 27, the public is invited to bring a picnicand enjoy delectable award-winning Paradise Ridge wines whilewatching spectacular sunsets from the winery’s expansive veranda andbeautiful poetry terrace. Wines & Sunsets begins at 6 p.m. and endsat sunset. On Wednesday evenings, the tasting room is closed.However, for your enjoyment, wines are available for purchase by theglass or the bottle.Paradise Ridge Winery is known for having “The Most BeautifulView in Sonoma County.” Guests come for the wines and stay for theview.Paradise Ridge Winery is located at 4545 Thomas Lake HarrisDrive, off Fountaingrove Parkway in Santa Rosa. For more information,call (707) 528-9463 or email info@prwinery.com.48 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYD O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGDRY CREEK RD101GROVE STSeghesioHEALDSBURG AVE.KENDALLJACKSONGrove Street WineryManzanita CreekCENTER STPLAZACENTERJOHNSONLINCOLNGRANT STMILLPRINCEFITCH STMARCH AVE.COLLEGE STFerrari-Carano’sSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDPIPER STToad HollowVineyardsProhibition Lake Sonoma NORTH STThirty Four NorthWineryWine Merchants ThumbprintRoadhouseCellarsHawleyDowntown WineRussian River Wine Co.Boisset Taste of TerroirThe Wine ShopPlazaMurphy-GoodeEdmeadesStephen & WalkerLa Crema WineryHauckSelbyMATHESONTOPELWilliamson WinesFITCH STPezzi King.U P C O M I N G E V E N T S See page 14 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event informationTHROUGH NOVEMBER 7 – About Face - A Mask Show – healdsburg center for the Arts,third annual mixed media mask show. www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com or call 707-431-1970OCTOBER 24, 31 – Sunday Funday – Sbragia family Vineyards. enjoy a glass of wine for $5 -or- a bottleof wine for 20% off! reserve a table...bring a picnic! events@sbragia.com or call 707-473-2992OCTOBER 22-24 – The Sugar Bean Sisters – raven Performing Arts theater – a hilarious Southerngothic comedy by nathan Sanders. $23 ($20/adv), www.ravenplayers.org, 707-433-6335 x11OCTOBER 22-24 – Raven Youth Theatre Production of Snoopy – raven Youth theatre$10, $5 for children under 12. fridays 7pm, Saturdays 2 and 7pm, Sundays 2 and 4pm. 707-284-3808OCTOBER 23 – Catacombes de Paris – A hauntingly Delectable Winemaker Dinner with the wines ofMoshin Vineyards. $100/person. reservations req’d. www.rivermysthaven.com/events/cata.htm or 707-431-8146OCTOBER 23 – Fall Harvest Winemaker Dinner – hartford family Winery, $110. for details:email info@hartfordwines.com, www.hartfordwines.com/events or call or 707-887-8011OCTOBER 30 – Healdsburg Farmers' Market presents: The Pumpkin Festival!9am- noon. one block west of the Plaza, on foss creek, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org or call 707-431-1956OCTOBER 30 – Wine & Cheese Pairing with John Raymond – lambert Bridge Winery.1-3-pm, $50; $45 lAc. reservations required – raelynn@lambertbridge.com or call 707-431-4670OCTOBER 31 – Hallowine Treats – hop Kiln Winery, 11am-3pm.HUDSONFRONT ST.KINLEYMAGNOLIAwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com49


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMAYO FAMILY WINERYSix Golds from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair!by Brendan ConroyIf one wishes to find a unique experiencein the heart of Sonoma Valley, Mayo hassomething for everyone.Started in 1993, the Mayo influence hasquite literally expanded throughout theSonoma Valley with its Reserve Room residingin Kenwood and its main tasting room inGlen Ellen. Focusing on low yield grapes withfully ripe intensity, Mayo puts great care intothe craftsmanship of winemaking while at thesame time staying rooted to its humble beginningsas a family owned winery. Due to thefact that its 7000-9000 annual case productionis being sold 99% of the time tocustomers directly, it is no wonder that thetasting room staff is so warm and enthusiasticabout wine.One special attribute that sets Mayo apartfrom other wineries in the area is the fact thatit has a sit down wine and food pairing in theReserve Room. For $35, one can experience awide array of seven specialty wines specificallymatched with seven different foods.Each pairing has been tailored to perfectionby their very accomplished and very talentedonsite chefs.In the recent Sonoma County Harvest Fair,Mayo received six gold medals includingone Best of Class. This, in turn, created the“A Taste of Harvest Gold” tasting in whichpatrons can try all of Mayo’s gold-medalwines.Standouts include their 2008 Grenachewhich is a very well-rounded, approachablewine with notes of raspberry, spice and anextremely long finish. Being a very foodfriendly wine by itself, the Reserve Roompairs this wine with allspice apple buttersweet potato pork dumplings.The word “yum” does not even begin todescribe it. The 2006 Sparkling Brut (whichis only created every three years and is also agold medal recipient) is crisp, yet has a veryrefined mouth feel with hints of peach, pearand vanilla.The true representation of Mayo’s quality isin its 2007 Meritage. Winning both a goldmedal and a Best of Class, this wine standsout above the rest. Bold, yet delicate, theMeritage is a paradox not meant to be solved.With a large front of cedar, tobacco andlychee in addition to its supple, chewytannins, this wine can compete with the bestand still come out on top.The tasting rooms themselves are opendaily until 6:30, so no more chaotic rush at4:20 in order to enjoy one more winery beforeclosing time. Make sure to stop by Mayo forquality wine and experience all that SonomaValley has to offer.“Taste the Harvest Gold” for a limited timeonly at the Mayo Family Winery: 13101Arnold Drive at Highway 12 in Glen Ellen,(707) 938-9401 or Mayo Family ReserveRoom, 9200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood,(707) 833-5504. For more information, visitthe website at www.mayofamilywinery.com.50 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYChristopher Creek Winery’s Annual Fall FestivalChristopher Creek’s annual “Fall Festival” will be held on Saturday,October 30th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrating the 2010 Harvest.Christopher Creek will be serving food along with pouring newreleases of 2008 Petite Sirah Port, 2008 Dry Creek Cabernet Franc and2008 Ashley’s Meritage. They will also be pouring a vertical of theaward-winning Petite Sirahs, including Riverside International Sweepstakeswinner the 2008 Estate Reserve Sirah.The winery is located at 641 Limerick Lane, just off Old RedwoodHighway on the east side of the Russian River, just minutes away fromdowntown Healdsburg. The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m.There is a $10 charge for this event; there is no charge for ChristopherCreek wine club members. No reservations are needed.Harvest Wine Experience withthe Eastside Bunch, Oct. 23Eastside Bunch is celebrating this wonderful time of year in wine countryTaste and buy award-winning wines made by family-ownedwineries on the eastside of the Russian River in Healdsburg. Startat any of the six participating wineries to enjoy wine tasting,seasonal nibbles and harvest specials. The event runs from 11a.m. to 4 p.m.on Saturday, October 23. Cost is only $20 perperson and includes a logo glass. No reservations are required.Participating wineries are Acorn Winery, Christie Vineyards,Deux Amis Winery, Foppiano Vineyards, Merriam Vineyards,Mietz Cellars, Mutt Lynch Winery and Rodney Strong Vineyards.Visit the Eastside Bunch FB page, or contact any winery foradditional details.G E Y S E R V I L L ECANYONCHIANTIGEYSERVILLE AVE.Silver OakFrickJ RickardsPedroncelli 128 Palmeri TerroirsDavid GeyserMeekerCaffaro Peak Route 128 Winery101128deLORIMIERMercuryTrione GardenClos du BoisCreekTRENTADUERanchWEST DRY CREEK RD.LYTTON SPRINGS RD.INDEPENDENCEFrancisFordCoppola101DRY CREEK RDMAZZOCCOGEYSERVILLE RD.RobertYoungStrykerSonomaHawkesRED WINERY RDALEXANDER VAL RDSimiJordanMedlockAmesStonestreetHEALDSBURG AVE.This is a unique chance to spend a fall day in one of the foremostgrowing areas of the Russian River.For further information, please contact Fred Wasserman, ChristopherCreek Winery at (707) 431-8243 or visit www.christophercreek.com.KENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERTOGUERNEVILLE &RUSSIAN RIVERBenoviaMARLOW MARLOW RD RDW. STEELE LN.GUERNEVILLE RD.COLLEGE AVE.Cellars of SonomaTOSEBASTOPOLHOPPER AVE.4th ST3rd ST1st STRohnertRIVER RD.COFFEY COFFEYFULTON FULTON RD.PINER RDTOHEALDSBURGGEYSERVILLEKrutaRAILROADWILSONVINTNER'SINNInspirationCLEVELAND CLEVELAND AVE.“B” STNovySiduri101TOROHNERT PARK& PETALUMAINDUSTRIAL DRAIRWAY7th STSANTA ROSA AVERobertsLakeMARK WEST SPRINGS ROADREDWOODREDWOOD HWY HWYOLDSTEELE LN.AVE AVEMENDOCINOMENDOCINOCOLLEGE AVE.4th ST12Santa RosaFairgroundsRD. RD.HILL PETALUMAPETALUMAER LANEBARNROUND TOCALISTOGAFOUNTAINGROVEFARMERS LANE12BENNETT BENNETT VALLEY VALLEY RD. RD.PARADISE RIDGEWINERYGrey StackCRANE CANYON RD. RD.GRANGEGRANGEMatanzasCreekSableRidgeDR.HARRIS LAKE THOMAS Not to ScaleS A N T A R O S AST. FRANCISLEDSONWINERYWINERYTOSONOMA51


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKKAZ VINEYARD & WINERY“We’re Doing the Crazy Wine Thing!”by Abigail Zimmerman52“Kaz” (a.k.a. Richard Kasmier) is the proper cult winemaker inevery sense.Kaz is cool, creative, passionate, sells wine only from his Barn, andis beloved by locals and the lucky visitors who find him. Be one ofthose people! Kaz Vineyard & Winery is probably the most uniquelittle label around.To say Kaz wines are “small lot” productions may be the understatementof the year. Kaz makes wine in one to four barrel lots – definitely“small but mighty” productions. Specializing in big bold redsand rare varietals like Nebbiolo, Tannat, Counoise and Lenoir, Kazproduces approximately only 40 barrels annually between his white,red and port wines.In keeping with his populist approach and inclusive winemaking,Kaz is now tasting three wines straight from the barrel: 2008Sangiofranc, 2008 Nebbiolo and 2009 80% Syrah and 20% Cab.“If you like it, bottle it yourself. Join the process!” welcomes Kaz.“Pick your bottle or jug, find your wine, bottle it, label it and even corkit yourself!”2009 Mainliner, Lenoir, $40 – Speaking of tasting rare varietals,the Lenoir is exceedingly exclusive to Kaz. In fact, Kaz may be theonly producer of this American varietal in all California. Sourcingcuttings from 110-year-old vines at Pagani Ranch, Kaz planted twosmall patches of it in Lake County and in Kenwood – he wasn’t surewhere it would grow best.This “barn burning grape originates in Texas” explains Kaz “and wasfirst called “Black Spanish” for its intense blackberry, blueberry qualities.”It is safe to say this is a uniquely flavored wine and according toKaz, “you either like it or you don’t. There is no real in between!”He is correct. The Mainliner is a full-on assault on your senses. Ifyou want your ass kicked, and you think you’re tough enough, try this“big, black locomotive of a wine.” You won’t be sorry.About KazKaz Winery is a real family owned and operated business. Kaz maybe the ego and brains behind his wine label but his wife and kidssupport the creative, business and sales parts of the operation. Stop inany time and you will typically meet one of the brood behind the baror out in the vineyard.Opening “the Barn” in 2003 as his proper tasting room, Kaz originallystarted growing grapes in 1987 and the winery underneath thekitchen in the basement was started in 1994, with the motto “Do ithow you like it.” And Kaz likes BIG BOLD REDS blended for balanceor a fun of extremes.Because he respects the earth, Kaz is also a pioneer of organic andBiodynamic ® farming and winemaking.Taste Wines with KazKaz will usually have seven wines open and usually three Ports.Taste any six wines and Ports for $5 cash or $6 on a charge card. Kaz’sTasting Menu currently includes his 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, 2009Rumble (Carignane), and 2005 Champs (Cabernet Sauvignon) as wellas a red, blush or white Port.Visit Kaz Friday through Monday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at233 Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood. For more information, call(707) 833-2536 or visit www.kazwinery.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONST. FRANCISLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.MacLeodLAWNDALEBlackstonePARADISE RIDGETy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardCHATEAU STKAZ. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkBevan CellarsJack LondonState ParkPavo WinesBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.LOXTONWARM SPRINGS RDMADRONER ROADBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12TRINITYHKGENERATIONSImageryERIC ROSSARROWOODMOONDANCECELLARS BR COHNRobert HunterWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDDeerfield RanchDUNBAMAYOFAMILYKundeCAVEDALERDTONAPA VALLEYSONOMAV A L L E YW I N E R I E SPetroniVineyardsPaint Horse WineryMOON MTNARNOLD DRIVEAGUA CALIENTE ROADNot to ScaleBOYES BLVDHanzellTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116ORANGEAdobe Road WineryGROVEBONNESSSCHUGRobledoFamilyCARNEROS ESTATETOSAN FRANCISCOVERANO AVEPETALUMABONNEAUHawkesRocheW. SPAIN ST.Adobe Road WineryAVE12LEVERONI ROADROESSLERSEBASTIANIFREMONT121JACUZZI5th ST WESTTHEPLAZACHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECAANABAGLORIA FERRERCLINEBonneauViansaCellar DoorBROADW AY1237LarsonFamily4th EKeatingat CornerStone GardensEric K JamesRavenswood5th ST EASTGEHRICKEHwy 12 WinerySojourn CellarsWestwoodThe CaveRDEAST NAPA STMEADOWCROFT WINESLOVELL VALLEY RD7th STDENMARK STNAPA ROADCASTLE RD. VINEYARD8th ST EASTLN.Kamen, Parmelee-HillMacrostieTin Barn12121Bartholomew ParkOLD WINERY RDBURNDALECARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryBuenaVistaFaveroGundlach-BundschuGofesselTONAPATOVALLEJO54 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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TOROSASANTA5th STREET WEST2nd STREET WEST1st STREET WESTANDRIEUXBROADWAY1st STREET EASTTONAPA4th STREET EASTSONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMeadowcroft Wines Opens at CornerStone SonomaWinemaker Tom Meadowcroft,owner of Meadowcroft Wines, hastaken over the Roots In Sonomatasting room at CornerStone to fullyshowcase and brand his three winelabels: Meadowcroft, Magito andThomas Henry. MeadowcroftWines, which has been housedat Roots In Sonoma since lastFebruary, has completed the changeovereffective on October 1.“I am very excited to moveforward with my own tasting roomTom Meadowcroftwith a new direction for the room inthe ever burgeoning CornerStone Sonoma complex,” said Tom Meadowcroft.“I am pleased with the growth of my wine labels and theacceptance my wines have received nationally, not only fromconsumers but from retailers, restaurateurs and reviewers as well.”The tasting room is managed by Phyllis Hyland and assisted byresident chef and wine educator Darby Tarantino. The MeadowcroftWines tasting room will emphasize California casual in a warm settingand feature wines created from some of the finest vineyards inNorthern California as well as Meadowcroft’s own vineyard on Mt.Veeder in Napa. At present there are 13 wines on the menu includingthe just release Meadowcroft Sangiovese. Additionally, Meadowcroftserves as winemaker for Foyt Family Wines which will also be pouredat the tasting room. The Foyt wines include a Chardonnay and aMeritage. A Foyt Cabernet Sauvignonwill be released before year’send.The Meadowcroft Winestasting room is located at CornerstoneSonoma, 23574 ArnoldDrive/Hwy 121 in the Carnerosregion of Sonoma. The room isopen daily from 11 a.m. to 6p.m. The room is also availablefor private parties, private tastings,wine dinners and otherevents. With plenty of freeparking at Cornerstone Sonoma,the area is a perfect setting for anytype of event, both indoors oroutdoors.SonomaEnotecaWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIES– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.com12Hawkes WinesRocheWEST SPAIN STREETCHARLESCREEKVINEYARDSAdobe Road Winery Tasting RoomWEST NAPA STREETS O N O M AP L A Z AROESSLERMcDONNELMAPLEThe PlazaThe CaveWestwood12SONOMAENOTECASONOMA WINEHARDWAREFRANCEMissionFranciscoSanEAST SPAIN STREETMERCATOde SolanoSonoma Wine ShopNot To ScaleSEBASTIANIVINEYARDS& WINERYLEDSON HOTEL &HARMONY LOUNGEHighway 12 WineryEric K JamesCellarsEnoteca SojournNAPA STREETEAST NAPA STREET EASTLEVERONI ROADNAPA ROADCellar Door56www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKAdler FelsLEDSONST. FRANCISLOS AMOS RDLNPYTHIAN RDTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.MacLeodLAWNDALEBlackstonePARADISE RIDGETy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardCHATEAU STKAZ. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkBevan CellarsJack LondonState ParkPavo WinesBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.MADRONEPaint Horse Winerywww.WineCountryThisWeek.comDRIVELOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDAGUA CALIENTE ROADDUNBAR ROADBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12KundeTRINITYHKGENERATIONSImageryERIC ROSSARROWOODMOONDANCECELLARS BR COHNRobert HunterWARM SPRINGS RDDeerfield RanchMAYOFAMILYCAVEDALEMOON MTNKENWOOD &GLEN ELLENW I N E R I E SRDPetroniVineyardsTONAPA VALLEY57


M E N D O C I N O / L A K EWelcome toCounties11MendocinoRidge128Claudia Springs WineryHusch VineyardsLonder VineyardsBrutocao CellarsPhiloGoldeneye VineyardsAndersonValleyEsterlina VineyardsHandley CellarsRoederer EstateLazy Creek VineyardsStandish Wine CompanyGreenwood RidgeNavarro VineyardsToulouse VineyardsScharffenberger CellarsPhilips Hill EstatesBreggo CellarsElke VineyardsLonderBoonville128Meyer FamilyCellarsZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAMFoursight WinesYorkvilleHighlandsYorkvilleMaple Creek Winery128253101101UkiahMendocinoSaracinaBenmoreHopland ValleyMcDowell ValleyYorkville Cellars Jeriko EstatesBrutocao CellarsMcDowell Valley VineyardsDuncan PeakPendleton EstateNelson Family WineryJAXON KEYSTOPELMilano FamilyWineryLe Vin WineryFRITZRedwoodValleyParducci, Hidden CellarsSketchbook, ZingaroGermain-Robin DistilleryPhilo Ridge VineyardsWhaler VineyardsGraziano Family of WinesMcFaddenMcNab RidgeWeibel FamilyCloverdale175Wattle Creek WineryAstiPastoriAsti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8Frey VineyardsOsterBarra of MendocinoSilversmith VineyardsElizabeth VineyardsLolonis WineryFife VineyardsLakeMendocinoDunnewoodVineyardsChiarito VineyardsPotterValley20ZoomLake County Wine StudioLakeportFinley17529ClearLakeSteele WineryEdenCrestM. Konocti GrowersWildhurst Vineyards Kelseyville Wine Co.Rosa D’Oro Vineyards /DusinberreSol RougeMoore FamilyShed HornCellarsRedHillsUpperLake20KelseyvilleTulip Hill WineryCeago VinegardenCougar’s Leap Gregory Graham29Ployez WineryBrassfield Estate WineryMonte LagoVineyardsHigh ValleyShannon Ridge WineryHigh ValleyClear LakeVilla La BrentaLower LakeTerrill CellarsSix SigmaNoggle20Horne29MiddletownBUTTS CANYON RDGuenoc /Langtry EstateGuenocValley5829


y Frances RivettiWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESTasting Room of the Week: JAXON KEYS WINERYCome home to Hopland this fall and winter season, where thefolks at Jaxon Keys Winery and Distillery will make you feel likeyou’re a genuine part of their extended family. For here at the gatewayto Mendocino County, taking time out with friends and family forinformal gatherings is the nature of this most welcoming of wineregions.Anchored on a hilltop amidst some 125 sprawling acres of scenicestate vineyards, Jaxon Keys impartsequal parts homey personality and awelcoming repose for wine countryaficionados seeking an authenticexperience of casual wine tasting withlive music and regular, farmhousefeasts.Visit on any day of the week andyou’re invited to picnic undercoveron the winery’s wide, wrap-around,plantation-style veranda, with its outdoor ceiling fans and luxuriouswicker seating arrangements overlooking rolling hills and vineyardssurrounding a lovingly restored signature farmhouse and tastingroom.Open for the past year, seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Jaxon Keys tasting room stocks plentiful supplies of delicious tapenades,including sun-dried tomato, artichoke and roasted garlic,caramelized red onion and fig as well as fire roasted corn salsa, avariety of dipping sauces and mustards, salami, prosciutto, mortadellameats, crackers and cheeses. All wines are available by the glass for theperfect pairing alongside a selection of cutting boards, cheese knivesand silverware.October 23rd and 24th, 2010 marks the Hopland Passport event,in which Jaxon Keys is an active participant. Similarly, the winery is amust-visit for visitors to The Mendocino Wine and MushroomFestival, taking place November 5th through 14th.Plan a Second Saturday (every second Saturday of the month) visitto Jaxon Keys and you are sure to experience the destination winery’shospitality at its best. “Enjoy food and wine pairings and a barbecuewith music, free of charge,” said Tasting Room Manager Vicki Milone.“On Saturday, November 13th, come for the county-wide 101 BarrelTasting.”Five new wines will be released at Jaxon Keys this fall, includingthe winery’s 2009 Chardonnay, a Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc plusFarmhouse Red and White in honor of the homestead’s haven of hardwoodfloors, deep blue walls, glossy white woodwork, comfy, floralarmchairs and black and white portraiture of Hopland history.For those seeking exceptional holiday gifts, Jaxon Keys estate’sdistinctive Old Stock and Signature Reserve Brandies are producedon-site in a 15th-Century design French alambic pot, one of the fewto be found in the New World. Just 80 cases of the estate’s SignatureReserve Brandy are produced each year, aged on average 15-23 yearsto create a graceful, elegant brandy blend of rich, reserve stocks. Somewww.WineCountryThisWeek.com200 cases of stylish and bold Old Stock Brandy areproduced on the estate each year.Jaxon Keys December 11th 2010 Holiday OpenHouse provides a wealth of top-notch vintage shoppingselections during a complimentary, festive food and wine pairingafternoon with live entertainment around the tasting room’s cozy fireplace.Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery is located off Highway 101 at10400 South Highway 101, Hopland. For more information, call1- 877-462-0666 or email Tasting@jaxonkeys.com.59


VineyardsChouinardWinery &WestoverCANYONSAN JOSE,TO& SALINASKITTY HAWK RDMAIN ST SANTA RITA ROADVINEYARDRDFF COMMARROYOTOFOOTHILLSSIERRAVASCO ROADGREENVILLE ROADLIVERMORE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNew Releases from Occasio WineryOccasio 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Del Arroyo Vineyard (200 cases, $18/bottle)Grapes were picked in the cold, early morning hours and pressedas whole clusters. In keeping with the sauvage nature of the grape,fermentation was allowed to initiate with native yeasts. The fermentationtemperatures were kept low in order to retain the most volatileflavor components. The wine was racked from its lees and aged instainless. This wine is unoaked and has not undergone secondarymalolactic fermentation.Occasio 2008 Reserve Zinfandel, Del Arroyo Vineyard (71 cases, $42/bottle)The Zinfandel grape has a long heritage in the Livermore Valley,with the first plantings occurring over 100 years ago. The ReserveZinfandel is a blend of the Deaver and Dupratt clones. Aged in AmericanOak for 18 months, this is a marvelously structured, complexwine that pays tribute to Livermore s pioneering heritage.Occasio Winery is a small- and micro-lot, award-winning Wineryfocusing on the Heritage varietals of Livermore Valley. Using onlyLivermore Valley grapes, owner and winemaker John Kinney trulyhandcrafts his wines to express the local terroir of which he is soproud. Sit down with John for a history lesson of Livermore Valley!Occasio Winery and Tasting Room is located at 2245B South VascoRoad, Livermore, and is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 12 to 5p.m. or by appointment. For more information, visit the website atwww.occasiowinery.com.TOFRANCISCOSANTOSACRAMENTOPalomares VineyardsDublinTRI-VALLEYCONVENTION & VISITORSBUREAU580LittleValleyPleasantonVALLEY AVE84RetzlaffCoyneThomasLongevityWinesBig White HousePORTOLA AVE.L St.LivermoreBlacksmith SquareHOLMES ST.DeerRidgeFIRST STREETEAST AVE.PACIFICS. LIVERMORELainesLavishBrewer)(GoodRetzlaffWinemaker,RodrigueSingingMolyneaux580Ridge StonyPage&MillConcannonHidden VineCrooked& RyhanCellars atMarrRidge CudaRyhan &TESLA ROADKent StevenLaRochelleOccasioNottinghamCreekTamasLas PositasCedar MountainRios-LovellWente VineyardsGARRELUPIN ROADPurpleOrchidInnBodegasAguirreel SolCROSS ROADEagle RidgeVICTORIALesnes ChEstateMitchell KatzTesla VintnersPALOMARES ROADSunolBERNAL AVE.KILKARE RD.680EllistonVineyardsRuby HillISABEL AVEAVE.FenestraWineryVineyardsValley CellarsLivermoreCoyneThomasWineryTenutaVineyardsWETMORE RDEckertEstateWineryVineyardsWenteRestaurantMuriettaÕsWellMINESWood Family Vineyards*CEDAR MTN. RDCreek WineryBentCrane WineryWhiteMcGrail VineyardsRed FeatherWineryWineryHouse White BigCenterVisitorsGolf Course Charles R.andVineyards84LECI TOSNILESROADMAINVALKALTHOONMONTEREY/CARMEL60 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


DUSTINGUILD AVEALPINECHERRYBUCKWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LODIArtisan Masters LodiWine & Art AuctionWinemakers Dinner - Barrel Tasting – Juried ArtTickets are still available for the inaugural Artisan Masters LodiWine & Art Auction presented by the Lodi Arts Foundation onOctober 23 at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi. The evening will featurea winemakers dinner, barrel tasting, art and wine auction and livemusic. This one-of-a-kind event will feature only single-vineyardZinfandel wines at the barrel tasting and will have a winemaker seatedat each guest table to tell the story behind the wine. David Lucas ofThe Lucas Winery states “I am not aware of any other event whereguests have the opportunity to be the first to sample these distinctivewines side-by-side and understand the unique tastes that are driven bythe soil and other elements of that particular sub-appellation.” Eventorganizers are expecting many guests from the media to attend thisunique event.The Artisan Masters Lodi Wine & Art Auction will be a black-tieaffair that will begin with a reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres,juried art displays, barrel tasting and silent auction of only single-vineyardZinfandel wines. The San Joaquin Delta College Culinarystudents and instructors will prepare a five course small plate dinnerincorporating ingredients from local farmers. Another unique aspectof the event is that Lodi appellation winemakers will be seated at eachguest table to share insight to why each wine was selected and thepassion poured into crafting each vintage. Single-vineyard andblended wines will be poured during dinner by the winemakers.As the Lodi Wine Country is rising in reputation for its wines, theart scene is in its renaissance as well. Wine seems to pair naturally withthings that give our other senses pleasure: art, music and the flavor ofgourmet cuisine. Lodi has an emerging big city arts scene in a smalltown atmosphere. The featured artists will present their works duringthe reception and barrel tasting. The artists will represent a wide spectrumof media such as: landscape painting; glass and recycled mixedmedia; gold leaf, photography; and sculpture to name a few. Thebeginning collector and the seasoned connoisseur will find somethingthey want to take home from the live auction.The Stevan Pasero Trio will provide a lively ending for the eveningperforming their own brand of artistry. Steven is a composer,performer, and arranger and one of a few guitarists to successfullybridge classical, jazz and world markets. Stevan will be demonstratinghis versatility and his particular passion for Jazz, Flamenco, Brazilianand Tango music. “Some of the greatest guitar music of all time.” –KKSF San FranciscoWhen wine, food and art is combined with the skill and passionof artisans, the result is nothing short of magical. The inauguralArtisan Masters Lodi Wine & Art Auction takes place at HutchinsStreet Square, located at 125 South Hutchins Street in Lodi. For information,visit www.TheArtisanMasters.com. Seating is limited. Ticketsare available at the Hutchins Street Square ticket office, (209) 333-5550. Guests may request to sit at a particular wineries table.www.WineCountryThisWeek.comTURNER ROAD55PELTIER ROADWOODBRIDGE ROADWoodbridgeE2 FamilyWinerySpenkerWineryDE VRIES ROAD12WESTMichael~DavidVineyardGrady FamilyLobo LocoWeibelThe LucasWineryJessie’sGrove WineryAbundanceVineyardsSARGENTRipkenVineyardsStocktonLangeTwinsSt. GeorgeDAVIS ROADHousley’s Century OakWoodbridge UncorkedAkin EstatesWINE &VISITORSCENTERKETTLEMAN LANEVanRuitenFamily WineryJ10LOWER SACRAMENTO RDBorraWineryTo McConnell EstatesWEST LANE4FRENCH CAMP ROADPeirano EstateVineyardsMcCormack WilliamsonACAMPO ROADWOODBRIDGE RDCosentinoLODILAKEHUTCHINS STTURNER ROADLodiLODI AVEMokelumne River Winery12WESTE. ARMSTRONG RDCHARTER WAYPELTIER ROADLodi WineCellarsSCHOOL STGrandsAmisCHURCHWOODBRIDGE BYROBERT MONDAVI99Cellar DoorDancing FoxKETTLEMAN LANEHARNEY LANEm2 Wines99Macchia12Delicato VineyardsEAST99St. AmantBergholdWinerySiqueiraWine Co.VICTOROak RidgeWineryVinoCon Briod’ArtWinesHarney LaneWineryTRETHEWAYELLIOTT ROADORCHARDWOODBRIDGEvMvVineyardsHeritage OaksLOCKE ROAD8812OmegaHarmony Wynelands4Gnekow Family Winery88ClementsClements RidgeBokisch VnydsChocoholics(wine tasting)CrystalValleyCellarsVino PiazzaLockefordGAWNE ROAD• Brice Station• Olde Lockeford• Stone Garden• La Vida Dulce• Watts FamilyL O D IA R E AW I N E R I E S61


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTOctober Brings Harvest Madnessin the Santa Cruz Mountainsby Laura NessKate Lovell harvestsold vine CarignaneAnne Moulton with Merlotvines in the sunTop: Harvesting Chardonnayat Chestnut Hill Vineyardon Summit RoadEveryone will be breathing a sigh of relief when this grapegrowingseason is over. It has been a wonderful year for plums,pluots and apples, but to say that about winegrapes would be astretch. With the coolest summer on record in way longer than mosthave been farming vines here in the mountains, it’s been a constantchallenge to parry Mother Nature’s seemingly passive-aggressivemoves. Talk about mood swings! After record lack of heat, the heatpoured on with a vengeance at the end of September, causingeveryone to scramble for picking crews, bins and fermenting space.Indian summer is in full control. Nothing like a crazy end toanother crazy year. Suffice it to say that grower’s knees are wornfrom supplication for some semblance of normalcy. Perhaps thiswhacky weather is the new normal, and we all better get used to it.Meanwhile, here’s what’s going on at the Summit to Sea Wineriesin the Santa Cruz Mountains: Burrell School, Loma Prieta, HunterHill, Poetic Cellars and Vine Hill.Join Burrell School on October 26 for a precisely paired WineDinner at The Red Crane in Cupertino: Chef Royce Mori is a flavormaster. Don’t miss this one, RSVP (408) 725-1990.October 30 and 31, join the beguiling and bewitching Sirens ofthe Summit, for “Scary Halloween Pairings,” featuring PsychoDonuts creepy-delicious Trick or Treat temptations. Each of theSummit to Sea wineries (except Vine Hill, which is not open thatweekend), will offer a devilishly different donut paired with a ghoulishlyseductive wine: do you dare to pair? Come in costume andyou might be rewarded with a special “treat!”Visit Our Tasting RoomOpen Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 6pm45 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030(408) 358-4949 • flemingjenkins.comSpecial events for groups up to 40Visit Our Tasting Roomwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com63


MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKBig Sur Food and Wine Festival, November 4-7In early 2009, a small group of friends came together with a visionto promote Big Sur as a culinary destination and raise funds for thecommunity’s three essential services: Health, Education and Safety. Inits first year, the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival helped raise nearly$20,000 for the Big Sur community.Come this year at the Highlands Inn, a Hyatt Hotel for a stunningnew opening evening: Gateway To Big Sur on Thursday, November4th. The weekend follows with many more meals and events such asthe popular Hiking With Stemware at various unique Big Sur properties.Also, California’s propensity for producing sublime Pinot Noirs,has inspired the Pinot Walk-About at the Restaurant at Ventana onFriday afternoon, featuring more than 20 favorite Pinot-producingwineries.Dinner With Friends on Saturday night at the Restaurant atVentana will feature top wines along with the culinary talents of ChefTruman Jones of Ventana, Arturo Moscoso of Peppoli at Pebble Beach,Ted Walters of Passionfish, Cy Yontz of the Rio Grill and from theCentral Coast Wine Classic, Frank Ostini of the famed Hitching PostThere are two extremely exciting additions to this year’s festival:The Gateway to Big Sur – an opening night extravaganza to be heldat the Highlands Inn in Carmel on Thursday, November 4, from 6 to9 p.m. “We’ll have over 20 of our favorite wineries and 10 chefsshowing off their skills, says festival president Toby Rowland-Jones.“There is no better way to throw open the doors to the weekend thanwith our friends and neighbors at the Highlands,” He says. “This isone of the loveliest hotels in all of California, and has a great historyof food and wine celebrations, most notably the Masters of Food andWine.”The other important and profound moment will occur whenOPUS VINO, the largest and most comprehensive wine referenceguide to date, will be released on the West Coast, Saturday, November6th, at the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival. On hand to sign copies,will be the Editor-in-Chief, Jim Gordon. Coming in at 800 pages, andwith information on every single imaginable wine-growing region,including 4,500 different varietals, OPUS VINO (November 2010;800 pp.; $75 HC) will be the go-to book for anyone even remotelyinterested in wine. Opus Vino is unusual in that it combines elementsof an encyclopedia and atlas with thousands of individual wine recommendations.Tickets for the 2010 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival went on saleSeptember 10th and almost immediately sold out one of the uniqueHiking With Stemware events. There is another on one of the loveliestproperties in Big Sur, coincidently also where the 2008 Basin ComplexFire started, so it has special poignancy. Hardly anyone except the firefightershas ever been up there!Some of the finest winemakers in California will be present for theweekend, including Tim Mondavi, who will present his latest wine,Continuum along with an array of wines made for his father Robert aswell as during the Mondavi’s collaboration with famed Super Tuscanhouse Ornellaia. On hand will be: Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon,Paul Draper of Ridge, Jim Clendenen of ABC, Rob Talbott and DanKarlsen of Talbott Vineyards, Gary Pisoni, David Ramey, John Alban,Morgan Clendenen, Emmanuel Kimiji of Miura, are just a few of theover 60 wineries appearing in some form or another for the four dayevent.The Grand Public tasting, featuring 32 wineries and five or sixchefs from the area, will be held at the stunning, redwood grove of theHenry Miller Library. “This particular event is going to be unique, wefeel,” Rowland-Jones says. “We are adding in local authors who havewritten books about food and wine or about their experiences livingon the coast.For more information on the 2010 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival,visit www.bigsurfoodandwine.org or call Toby Rowland-Jones directlyat (831) 667-0241.64 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTTO TO MONTEREYBoekeoogenPessagnoPessagnoBoekeoogen WrathHAHNWrathESTATESHAHNESTATES SMITH& HOOKVINEYARDS SMITH& HOOKVINEYARDS(PAVED ROAD)FOOTHILL(PAVED ROAD)RIVER ROADFOOTHILLRIVER ROADRIVER ROADG1668Marilyn RemarkMarilyn RemarkGONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIERIVER ROADMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYPARAISOSPRINGS RDARROYO SECOG17MAIN STREETTaste of of MontereyFORT ROMIE ROADDe De TierraTO SAN JOSETO SAN JOSE101GonzalesGonzalesLOS COCHESALTA STManzoniBlackstoneRay Manzoni FranscioniBlackstoneRay FranscioniSycamoreCellarsG16GONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIEMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYSycamoreCellarsFORT ROMIE ROADVentanaPARAISOSPRINGS RDARROYO SECOG17VentanaALTA STARROYO SECO RDLOS COCHESMAIN STREETARROYO SECO RDWALNUTSalinasSoledadSoledad146EAST ST101GreenfieldScheidVineyardsWALNUTHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISScheid OBISPOVineyardsFRONT STFRONT STMETZ ROAD101GreenfieldHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISOBISPOEAST STMETZ ROAD146King CityKing Citywww.WineCountryThisWeek.comSALINASHalf Moon Bay Food & Wine FareGet away to Half Moon Bay, known for beautiful views, great food and fabulouswine. Live the good life by attending the first annual Half Moon Bay Food & WineFare, Saturday, November 13 at Oceano Hotel & Spa, Harbor Village Shops. Admissionis free! Wineries will be offering wine by the taste and bottle. The event willfeature wines from over 20 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries. Come hungry because adozen local Half Moon Bay restaurants will be cooking up some delicious food forsale.Participating Wineries include: Bargetto Winery, Bruzzone Family Vineyards, ClosLaChance Winery, Dancing Creek Winery, Domenico Wines, La Nebbia, MuccigrossoVineyards, Naumann Vineyards, Pelican Ranch Winery, Pleasant Valley Vineyards,Poetic Cellars, Roudon Smith Winery, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard, Vine HillWinery, Vino Tabi Winery and Woodside Vineyards.The Santa Cruz Mountains has been recognized as a premium wine producingregion since the late 1800s when local winegrowers first began to win acclaim for theirwines in national and international competitions. Few of these original wineriessurvived prohibition, but many new wineries have developed since the 1940s.In 1981 the Santa Cruz Mountains Viticultural Appellation, one of the first Americanviticultural areas to be defined by geophysical and climatic factors, became federallyrecognized. The appellation encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountain range, fromHalf Moon Bay in the north, to Mount Madonna in the south. Theeast and west boundaries are defined by elevation, extending downto 800 feet in the east and 400 feet in the west.There are now more than seventy small, family-owned wineriesin the region. The small size of these operations allows the winemakersthe opportunity to handcraft their wines and to maximizethe potential of the grapes. The same spirit of innovation, independenceand determination that distinguished the great winemakersof the 19th century lives on today.For more information, visit www.scmwa.com or call (831) 685-8463.ChaloneVineyardChaloneVineyard65


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNAPA VALLEYA Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5Acme 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; 707 963-6071open by appointment onlyAmizetta – 1099 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-1460open by appointment onlyAmuse Bouche Winery – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814open by appointment onlyAncien – napa; 707 255-3908open by appointment onlyAnderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 rossi road, St. helena; 707 963-8600open by appointment onlyANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big ranch road, napa; 1-877-386-5070Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programsopen daily 10-5Antica Napa Valley –3700 Soda canyon, napa; 707 257-8700open by appointment onlyARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 inglewood Ave, St. helena; 707 963-4334Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairingopen daily 10-5Ariel 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; 707 224-1668Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairingsopen daily 10-4:30August Briggs – 333 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4912 open daily, 10:30-4:30Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, napa; 707 226-1378 Sun-Wed 10-6, thu-Sat 10 to 9BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-9261Gift Items, Children & Pets OKopen daily 10-4Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919 open daily 10-5Barclay & Browning Wines – St. helena; 707 963-3185open by appointment onlyBarlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742open by appointment onlyBarnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. helena; 707 963-7075open by appointment onlyBeaulieu Vineyards – 1960 hwy 29, rutherford; 707 967-5233 open daily 10-5BEAU VIGNE – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 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; 707 944-1673open by appointment onlyBENESSERE WINERY – 1010 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-5853Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairingsopen daily 10-5BENNETT 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 10:00-6:00Call 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.comACACIA VINEYARD – 2750 las Amigas road, napaExplore Wine Country less traveled and experience the beauty of Acacia.Situated on a country lane with spectacular views of San Pablo Bay,Acacia is dedicated to producing award-winning, vineyard designate Pinot Noirand Chardonnay from some of the oldest vines in Carneros.open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free)Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569fri-Sat 11-4 or by apptBlack Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866open by appointment onlyBlack Corden Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860open by appointment onlyBLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairingsopen daily 10-5Boeschen – 3242 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-3674open by appointment onlyBouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station rd, napa; 707 252-9065 open daily 10:30-4Bounty 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 11-4Bremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park road, St. helena; 707 963-5411Daily 10-5 by appointmentBrown Estate – 3233 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-2435limited, by appointment only, closed SundaysBudge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280 By appointment dailyBuehler – 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 onlyCade 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; 707 255-1294 tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30Cali 351 – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9581 thu-Mon 10-5CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 lincoln Ave, #2 calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6Cardinale – 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 10-5Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointmentsCASTELLO 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 open daily 12-6, Sat till 11Ceja Family Vineyards – 1016 las Amigas rd, napa 707 255-3954open 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 10:30-5Charter 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; 707 968-0625 Mon-fri 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sat-Sun by apptCliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille cross rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 open daily 10-4CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado trail, napa; 800 993-9463 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsClos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal ln, calistoga; 707 942-4981 open daily 10:30-4:30Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado trail, St. helena; 1-800-793-7960 open Sat 11-5, Sun-fri 11-4Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain rd, calistoga; 707 942-0707open 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; 707 948-6512 Daily 10-6Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. helena hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 open daily 10-5:30Crane Family Winery – 1051 Borrette lane, napa; 707 259-0175open by appointment onlyCrocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111open by appointment onlyCult Wine Central – tasting room, 40 St. helena hwy, oakville; 800 848-9630 open daily 10-4:30Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-2468 open daily 10-5Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig road, carneros (between napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 open daily 10-5Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 open daily 10:30- 567


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDavid Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190open by appointment onlyDel 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; 707 257-0101Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moreopen daily 10-6Domaine Chandon – 1 california Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 open daily 10-5DOMINARINapa’s newest Classic!We invite you to come see our beautiful new space,and taste our stellar lineup of current releases, which featuressome of the Napa Valley’s most classic and sought after varietals.open by appointment 7 days a week, 10 am to 4.30 pm620 trancas Street, napa | 707-226-1600 | Dominari.comDuckhorn 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 & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463open appointment by onlyEeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain rd., St. helena; 707 337-5526open daily 12-4 by appointment onlyEHLERS ESTATEJoin us in our historic stone building salon and beautiful olive grove.Tuesday thru Saturday, 11-4:30 – $25 for a current flight tastingEnjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points)All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.For reservations, call 707-963-59723222 ehlers lane, St. helena | for reservations, call 707.963.5972DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARDeSt. 1860 - leSS thAn 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 fridays and Mondays 11-4 and other days by appointment.825 fulton lane, St. helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidfultonWinery.comEl Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021Weekdays, by appointment onlyElizabeth Rose – Poured at cult Wine central, 40 St. helena hwy,oakville; 800 848-9630 open daily 10-4Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 rutherford road, rutherford; 707 963-6067 open daily 10-6Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson rd, napa; 707 255-0504open by appointment onlyElyse – 2100 hoffman ln, napa; 707 944-2900 open by appointment only 10-5Envy Wines – 1170 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-4670 open daily by appointment 10-4:30ETUDESTOP 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; 707 967-8333 open daily 10-4Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. helena hwy So., St. helena; 707 967-8032 open daily 10-5Flora 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 OKFOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-tue 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsFontanella 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; 707 942-0859Gift Items, Picnic Areaopen daily 10-5Frazier Winery – 70 rapp lane, napa; 707 255-3444 x107open by appointmentFREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. helena hwy 29 n., St. helena; 707 963-9694Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery Toursopen 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 – (tasting room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297; open daily 10-6 Winery by appointment onlyGodspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder rd; 707 254-7766open daily by appointmentGolden State Vintners – 401 St. helena highway South, St. helena; 707 963-2335 Daily 10-5Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 open daily 10-4:30Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified forest rd, calistoga; 707 942-4437 open by appointment only 10-5GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-2784Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairingsopen daily 9:30-4:30Groth – 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 11-6 Mon-Wed; 11-8 thu-Sat; Sun 11-5Haber Family Vnyds– 345 Pine Breeze Dr, Angwin; 914 804-9660open by appointment onlyHAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-0781Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Toursopen daily 10-5Hall 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 10-5:15Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified forest rd, St. helena; 707 942-6760open by appointmentHdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121open by appointment onlyHartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269 open Wed-Sun 11-4Heitz 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 10-6Honig Vineyards – 850 rutherford rd, rutherford; 707 963-5618 open daily by appointment 10-4Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10-6Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 open daily by appointment only 11-4Hunnicutt 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 onlyJ. Doran – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 925 418-5630 open by appointmentJ. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa limited tours and tastings 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 onlyJericho Canyon Vnyd –3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pmopen daily 10-6John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711open daily 10-2amJOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 taplin rd, St. helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointmentBy appointmentLast tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2332Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomedopen daily by appointment only 10-4Juicebox – 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 only68 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSKapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910Kelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849www.WineCountryThisWeek.comopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyFamily owned producer ofEstate Carneros Pinot Noir for 30 years.Visit our beautiful winery on the Silverado Trail in St Helenato taste Estate Pinot Noir, single-vineyard Petite Sirah anda variety of other classic and esoteric varietals.open daily by appointment only, 11am to 4pm1001 Silverado trail South, St. helena • (707) 963-5667Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 259-5408 Daily by appointment 10-4:30Kitchak Cellars – napa; 707 225-2276open by appointmentKooLooLoo Vineyard – 1004 clinton Street, napa; 707 815-6510 tue-Sun 12-6Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198open by appointmentKuleto Estate – 2470 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 302-2209open by appointment onlyLadera – 150 White cottage rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445open by appointment onlyLaird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., napa; 707 257-0360 open daily 10-5Lamborn Family Vnyds – Summit lake Dr, howell Mtn; 925 254-0511open by appointment onlyLarkmead Vineyards – 1100 larkmead ln, calistoga; 707 942-0167 open 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 onlyLion's Run Wines – tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, napa; 707 287-0273open by appointmentLokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968open by appointment onlyLong Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-4555 open daily 11-6Loos Family Wines – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 408 799-5938open by appointmentLOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. helena hwy So. (hwy 29 ), St. helena; 707 968-3361Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairingsopen daily 10-6LUNA VINEYARDSThe first winery on the left heading north on the Silverado Trail. Enjoy thesalon-like atmosphere of this beautiful tasting room where you can sampleLuna Vineyards’ highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio andother varietals at the magnificent tasting bar. Private tours, along with tastingsin their gorgeous private reserve room, by appointment only.open daily 10-5, 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474Madonna 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 10-4MAHONEY VINEYARDS – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairingsopen daily 11-6fri-Sat 11-9Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open thu-Sun 10-5Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-5292 open daily 10-5Marston 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 11-5:30Mayacamas 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 PairingsMidsummer 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; 707 253-2802Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairingsopen daily 10-4:30Morey Cellars – napa call for information; 707 226-2348Moss 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-nAPAGift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Toursopen daily 10-5, last seating 4:45MurphyVineyards – 395 crane Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2516open by appointment onlyNAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-2565Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OKopen daily 10-6Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-8011open by appointmentNapa Wine Company – 1133 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-1710 open daily 10-4Neal 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 Winery – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentNickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600open Mon-fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 by apptNord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094open by appointment onlyO’Brien Estate – 1200 orchard Ave, napa; 707 252-8463 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898open by appointment onlyOakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665open by appointmentOlabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open Mon-Sun 11-6OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Daily 10-5Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442 open daily by appointment 10-4:30Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179 open by appointment Mon-fri 1-4Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718open by appointment onlyPage Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339Daily 10-6 (closed tuesdays)Page Wine Cellars – 520 california Blvd, #20, napa; 707 944-2339open by appointment onlyPalmaz Vineyards – 4029 hagen road, napa; 707 226-5587open daily by appointmentPaloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504open by appointmentPaoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689 open by appointment fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 SunParadigm – 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 onlyPedras Wines – 5040 Silverado trail, napa; 707 287-4925open 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 onlyPina 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 rd, napa; 707 965-1246open thu-Sun 11-5 or by apptPorter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980open by appointment onlyPRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678)Children & Pets OKopen 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 10:30-5:30Quintessa – 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; 707 963-3141Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Toursopen daily 10-4RAZI WINERYNew tasting room in Napa Valley‘…taste our passion for wine in each style that we make.’Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirsSchedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 open daily 10-569


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRevana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800open by appointmentopen 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; 707 963-4661Road 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200Robert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555open by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen 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 10-5Wine & cheese pairing by appointment, daily 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25fri, Sat & Sun by appointmentRound Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-877-963-9364By appointmentRubicon Estates – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161 open daily 10-5Rudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353open tues-Sat by appointmentopen by appointmentopen 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; 707 252-0592Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889open Mon-Sat by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentSawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980 open daily 10-4School 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; 707 963-4882Sciandri Family Vineyards – napa; 707 277-4999 x3Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339open by appointmentopen by appointmentopen 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; 707 944-2877Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930open by appointmentopen by appointmentfri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointmentopen by appointment onlySilver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-Sun 9-5Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9581 open daily 10-5Silverado 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 10-5Sixteen by Twenty Wines – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8200Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188open by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentDaily 10am-10pmopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen 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-4:30pm707-265-5000 | www.stclement.comSt. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-1313 open daily 10-5:30St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 967-9463open by appointmentSt. Supéry – 8440 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 800 942-0809 open daily 10-5Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2020 open daily 10-4:30Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441By advance appointment onlyStagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198open by appointmentStaglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477open by appointmentSteltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272 open daily 10:30-4:30STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKMon-fri 10:30-5Sat-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 11-5 by appointmentSUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairingsopen daily 10:30-4:30Summit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488open by appointmentSUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairingsopen daily 10-5Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500open by appointmentTASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-9Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-3593open by appointmentTayson Pierce – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636By 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; 707 694-6073open 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 – 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-1956 open daily 11-7Truchard – 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 10-4:30Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750 tue-Sat 11-5Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; (707) 942-7122 open Mon-Sat 9-4Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-7, Sat 11-7, Sun 11-6Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,tue 12-8V Madrone – 3199 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; 707 963-7774Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Toursopen daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)70 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSVALLEY GATE VINEYARDS– 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 ext. 127 open daily 10-5Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130open daily 10-6 by appointmentVerismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyViader Winery – 1120 Deer Park rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110open by advance appointmentVinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943open by appointmentVincent 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 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 onlyVon Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. rd, calistoga; 707 942-0930 open by appointment 10:30-4:30W. H. Smith– 1307 lincoln Avenue, Suite B, calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun-thu 10-5, fri-Sat 10-6WATERSTONE – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairingsopen daily 11-6Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5924 open daily 11-5Whetstone 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 19Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Toursopen daily 10-5:45White Rock Vineyard – napaopen by appointment onlyWhitford Cellars – 4047 e. third Ave, napa; 707 942-0840open 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; 707 963-8310open daily11-5WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak road, napa; 707 265-3024Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programsopen daily 10-5WINE GARAGE – 1020 foothill Blvd (hwy 29), calistoga; 707 942-5332 open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30Wineries of Napa Valley – tasting room, 1285 napa town center, napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 10-7:30, Sun 10-6Wing 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 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; 707 963-5188Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairingsopen daily 10-4:30SONOMA COUNTYA. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1385 open by appointment onlyAcorn Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440Daily 11-5 by appointmentAdobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-7967open by appointment onlyopen daily 11-7Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174open by appointment,ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 707 433-9154Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairingsopen 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 11-4:30Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open daily 11-4:30Alegria Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440Daily 11-5 by appointmentANABA WINES – 60 Bonneau road, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 open daily 10:30-5:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11am-6pmArchipel – 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; 707 433-2222Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairingsopen daily 11-5Arnot-Roberts – healdsburg; 707 820-1383open by appointment onlyArrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30www.WineCountryThisWeek.comAtascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040By appointment onlyBalletto – 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 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine PairingsB Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalBartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 open daily 11-4:30Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner rd, Santa rosa; 707 578-4091open by appointment onlyBella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30Benovia Winery – 339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441By appointment 9am - 5pm dailyBenziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 707 935-4046 open daily 10-5Bevin Cellars – 3900 Matanzas creek ln, Santa rosa; 707 332-2918open by appointment onlyBoisset Taste of Terroir – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5, thu-Sat 10:30-9Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 open daily 10-4:30Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter)Bradford Mountain – Poured at cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalBy appointmentBuena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside rd, healdsburg; 800-433-8296 open daily 11-5Camellia 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 appt, 11-4Cass Winery – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Cellar Door – 1395 Broadway, Suite e, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thur-Mon 11-6,tue-Wed 4-6Cellar No. 8 – Poured at Asti Winery, 26150 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5Cellars 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; 800-838-4306 open daily 10-4CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only fri 10 & 2Chateau Felice – 10603 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 836-9011CHATEAU 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; 707 431-0662Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by apptBy appointment onlyCHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-2001 open daily 11-5Picnic AreaChronicle Wines – P. o. Box 1854, Sonoma; 707-255-5862 ext 120Clarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle two rock rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyCLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 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, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Copain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822Corda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalopen thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt.open by appointment onl71


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKD & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826open daily by appointmentD’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 Daily 11-5 Summer, 11-4 winter; tours availableDark Horse – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11am-6pmDashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Da Vero – 788 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5David 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; 707 433-3858thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentDe La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711open daily 11-4:30, Mon-fri by apptDe Loach Vineyards – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10:30-5DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-2000Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKopen daily 10:30-5Deerfield 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 onlyDel Carlo Winery – 4939 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-1036open by appointment onlyDeux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945open by appointment onlyDowntown Wines – 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Daily 11-6DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-enoteca, 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 open daily 11-5:30, 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 onlyDutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852By appointment onlyDUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2700Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Toursopen daily 11-5Dutton Estate – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 grevenstein highway north, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 open daily 10-4:30Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 857-1529 open daily 10:30-5:30Emeritus Vineyards – 2500 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 707 823-4464Winery tour only by appointmentEmtu Estate Wines – 6111 Van Keppel rd, forestville; 707887-1239open by appointmentEnkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6Ensuenos – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11am-6pmEric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560friday-Sunday 12-5:30 or by appointmentERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 939-8525Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11-5open daily 11-6Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1637 open daily 10-5F. Teldeschi – 3555 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5Family 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; 707 833-4444 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-feb closed tu-WeFAVERO VNYDS – 3939 lovall Valley rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791open by appointment onlyWed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalFERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6700Gift items. Call ahead for winery tours and wine pairings. Groups by appointment.open daily 10-5FERRARI-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 10-5Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661open by appointmentFolk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 10-4:30Forth Vnyds – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Forth Vnyds – 2335 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0553open by appointmentFoyt Family Wines – poured at roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 10-572Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1462 open daily 11-5Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756open by appointment onlyFreestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 thur-Mon 11-5Friendly Dog Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5Frick – 23072 Walling road, geyserville; 707 857-1980Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers fri)FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher creek rd, cloverdale; 707 894-3389Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairingsopen daily 10:30-4:30Gallo Family Vineyards – tasting room: 320 center Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2458 open daily 10-6Garden 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 10-5GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairingsopen daily 10-5Gofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801open by appointment onlyGöpfrich – 7564 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1645open by appointmentGourmet Au Bay – 913 hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-thu 11-7Graton Ridge – 3541 gravenstein hwy 116 n, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 fri-Mon 10-4:30GRIEVE FAMILY – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalGrove Street – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs road, geyserville; 707 433-2371Sat 10-4 or by apptGundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma open daily 11-4:30Hanna Winery – 9280 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 431-43105353 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 575-3371open daily 10-4open daily 10-4Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 lomita Avenue, Sonoma, cA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860open by appointment onlyHartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli road, forestville; 707 887-1756 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 10:30-5HAUCK CELLARS – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065 open thu-Mon 11:30-5, fri & Sat til 7Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295thu-Mon 10-5, tue-Wed by appointmentHawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 open daily 12-7Hawley Wines – 36 north Street, healdsburg; 707 473-9500 open daily 11-6Haywood Winery – 18000 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020open by appointment onlyHeintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852By appointment onlyHighway 12 Winery – 498 first St. e, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 open daily 10:30-5:30Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7Holdredge – 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; 707 546-5712 open daily 10-4:30HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6491Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairingsopen daily 10-5HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, glen ellen; 707 938-7622 thu-Sun 11-6IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, 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; 707 395-0689fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360e coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-3:30J 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 weekendsJ 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 10-5:30Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-5John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123open by appointment onlyJordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250open by appointment onlyJoseph 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 onlywww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSKamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700www.WineCountryThisWeek.comopen by appointment onlyKastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards ToursKeating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 open daily 10-5Keller Estate – 5875 lakeville hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 thu-Sun 11- 4:30KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 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 10-4:30Kokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755open by appointment onlyKunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-4La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, healdsburg; 707 431-9400 open daily 10:30-5:30Lago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-2999 open daily 10-4:40Lambert 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 10:30-4:30LARSON FAMILY – 23355 Millerick rd, Sonoma; 707-938-3031 open daily 10-5Poured at roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6Laurel Glen – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11am-6pm, tue by apptLEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 open daily 10-5Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsLeonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 352 262-0963Apr 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; 707 823-9586Locals Tasting Room – corner of geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707-857-4900Longboard Vineyards – 5 fitch St, healdsburg; 707 433-3473open by appointment onlyopen daily 11-6, tue by apptWed-Sat, Mon 11-6, Sun 11-5 (closed tue)LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 935-7221 open daily 11-5Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery ToursLynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 10-5MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyMacrae Family – 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, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30MANZANITA 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, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalMarimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4MARTIN 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 ToursMartinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, fulton; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5Martorana 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 @ 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 – 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 OKMedlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707431-8845 open daily 10-5Meeker Vineyards – 21035 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 431-2148 open daily 10:30-6Mercury Geyserville – 20120 geyserville Avenue, geyserville; 707 857-9870 thu-Mon 11-7Merriam Vnyds – 11650 los Amigos rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4032 open daily 10-5Merry Edwards – 2959 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050Michael Bernard – 779 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2900Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommendedopen daily11-5open by appointment onlyMietz Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek r rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyMOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148open by appointment onlyMueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Sun 11-5Murphy-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; 707 942-6180Nalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040open by appointment onlySat 12-5, Sun & fri by apptNicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6Novy Family – 980 Airway ct, Ste c, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3Occidental Road Cellars – 707 874-9401 open Sat 1-4Optima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222open by appointment onlyOrchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5Owl Ridge – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148open by appointment onlyPalmeri – Poured at terroirs Artisan Wines, 21001 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 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursPARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 open daily 11-6Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKParmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020open by appointment onlyPassalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5Pasterik Vnyd – 3491 West Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4655Pastori Winery – 23189 geyserville Ave, cloverdale; 707 857-3418Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879MEADOWCROFT WINESCatch the BuzzLocated in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot thatfeatures a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.open Daily 11-6 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090MOONDANCE 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 welcomeopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyPedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:3073


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPellegrini Family – 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244 open daily 10:30-4:30Pendleton Estate – 35100 hwy 128, cloverdale; 707 894-3732Peters Family – 2064 hwy. 116 no, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyPeterson – 4791 Dry creek rd, Bldg #7, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 Sat-Sun 11-4:30Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Petroni Vineyards – 990 cavedale road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311Pezzi King Vnyds – old roma Station, 412 hudson St , healdsburg; 707 431-9388open by appointmentopen by appointment onlyPortalupi – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Porter 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 11-5RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Ravenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4365 open daily 11-5Richardson Winery – at the 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 Sum; fri-Sun till 5River Road Vnyds – 5220 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130open by appointment onlyRoadhouse Winery – 107B W. north Street, healdsburg; 707 922-6362 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-7Robert Hunter – at the cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-6Robert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood rd, fulton; 707 578-1601 thu-Mon 10-4Robert Young Estate – 4960 red Winery rd, geyserville; 707 431-4811 open daily 10-4:30Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903open by appointment onlyRoche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma 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 10-5ROESSLER – 380 first St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 open daily 11-6Route 128 Winery – 21079 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 696-0004 thur-Sun 12-6Rued – 3863 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1569 open daily 11-4:30Russian 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; 707 542-3138Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlySapphire Hill – 55 front Street, healdsburg; 707 431-1888 thurs-Mon 11-4:30Saracina/Atrea – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11am-6pmSAUSAL WINERY – 7370 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2285 open daily 10-4Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKSbragia 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 AreaSEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 open daily 10-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSebastopol Vineyards – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5Seghesio Winery – 14730 grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-3579 open daily 10–5Selby Winery – 215 center St, healdsburg; 707 431-1288 open daily 11-5Sheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755Sat-Sun 2-7 or by apptSiduri Wines – 980 Airway Dr, Ste c, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 chianti road, geyserville; 707 942-7026Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by apptSimi Winery – 16275 healsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-6981 open daily 10-5SL Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Sojourn Cellars –141 e. napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753Daily 10-5 by appointmentSONOMA-CUTRER – 4401 Slusser rd, Windsor, 707 237-3489 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 Mon-Sat 12-5Souverain – At historic Asti, 26150 Asti Post office rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery ToursSt. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. helena road; Santa rosa; 707 538-8674open daily 9-5 by appointmentStaley – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Starlite Vineyards – 5511 highway 128, geyserville; 707 431-1102 open daily 11-5Stephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7Stonestreet Alexander Mountain – 7111 highway 128; 707 473-3333; healdsburg open daily 10-5Stryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 open daily 10:30-5Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745open by appointment onlySUNCÉ 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; 707 433-8438Tara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 620-0833Mon-fri 12-8, later on weekendsThumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, healdsburg; 707 433-2393 open daily 11-6. fri & Sat 11-7Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430fri-Sun 11-4, Mon-thu by apptToad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30TOPEL – tasting room in healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 open daily 11-7Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food PairingsTRENTADUE – 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 10-5Twomey 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 onlyValley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 996-6941 open daily 10-4:30Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177open by appointment onlyViansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 open daily 10-5Vintners Signatures –4001 highway 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 open daily 10:30-5Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 river rd, cloverdale; 707 894-5166VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARSOur wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Roomor through our Wine Club Enoteca.We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.9077 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood • open Daily 10am-5pm707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.comopen 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 thur-Mon 11-5White Oak Vineyards – 7505 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-8429 open daily 10-5Williamson – 134 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 433-1500 open daily 11-774 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSWILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWindsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050www.WineCountryThisWeek.comopen by appointment onlyWine Tree Farm – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Woodenhead – 5700 river rd, Santa rosa; 707 887-2703 open thu-Mon 10:30-4:30Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8511fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointmentXYZin – Poured at geyser Peak, 22281 chianti rd, healdsburg; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4410 open daily 11-4:30NORTH CENTRAL COASTAhlgren Vineyard – 20320 hwy 9, Boulder creek; 800 338-6071Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172Aptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680Sat 12-4 or by appointmentSat 12-5 or by appointmentopen by appointment onlyArmida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, capitola; 831 462-1065 open daily 11-6Bargetto Winery – 3535 n. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 open daily 12-5Beauregard – 10 Pine flat road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-Wine open daily 11-5Big Basin Vnyds – 830 Memory ln, Boulder creek; 831 621-8028open by appointment onlyBig Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 831 621-8028 thu-Mo 11-5, fri-Sat 11-7Black Ridge – 18550 Black rd, los gatos; 408 399-6396Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 888 819-6789Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentopen daily 12-closeopen by appointment onlyBURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit rd, los gatos; 408 353-6290 open thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKByington Winery – 21850 Bear creek road, los gatos; 408 354-1111 open daily 11-5Calera – 11300 cienega road, hollister; 831 637-9170 open daily 11-4:30Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass hwy, hollister; 800 543-1702 open daily 9-6Castillo’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 Wed-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10, Mon 4-10, tue 4-12Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977Cinnabar – 23000 congress Springs rd, Saratoga; 408 741-5858open by appointment onlySpecial events and by appointment onlyClos 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 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, ToursCopious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa cruz; 831 425-Wine fri-Sun 12-5Creekview Vineyards – 12467 creekview ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534open by appointmentCreekview 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 – 427-c Swift St, Santa cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 redwood retreat, gilroy; 408 848-0611Some Sat, call for appointmentFLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, los gatos; 408 358-4949 tue-Sun 12-6Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Children WelcomeFlint 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 11-5Guglielmo Winery – 1480 e. Main St, Morgan hill; 408 779-2145 open daily 10-5Hallcrest 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 onlyHeart’s Fire – 165 cristich lane, Unit K, campbell; 1st Sun of the month 1-4Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-8755 open daily 9-5Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500HUNTER HILL – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointmentSat-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 open Daily 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 847-8827 open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551La Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyLa 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 12-4Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777open by appointment onlyMJA Vineyards – 328A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 thu-Sun 12-6Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan hill; 408 776-8938open 3rd Sat-Sun or by appointmentMorgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan hill; 408 779-7389 tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 fri-Sun 12-5Mount Eden Vnyds – 22020 Mr. eden rd, Saratoga; 409 867-5832x10Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821Muns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071open by appointment only, tours, no tastingopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentSpecial events & by appointmentOdonata – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5Organic Wine Works – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 800-oWW-Wine open daily 12-5Osocalis – 5579 old San Jose rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 hopkins gulch rd, Boulder creek; 831 338-0172Pietra Santa – 10034 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-1991open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyWed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment onlyPelican Ranch – 402 ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-5Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826POETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478Sat 11-4, Sun by appointmentSummer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4, Winter by appointmentSat-Sun 12-5 or by apptRapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey hwy, gilroy; 408 842-5649 open daily 10-5Regale Winery – 24040 Summit road, los gatos; 408 353-2500Sat-Sun 12-5:30 or by appointmentRidge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233 Summer Sat-Sun 11-5, Winter Sat-Sun 11-4River Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean creek rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244open by appointment onlySat 11-4:30 or by appointmentSanta Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-1947 open daily 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursSatori 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 – off old San Jose-Soquel rd Miller cutoff; 408 353-2278Sat 12-4 by appointmentSilver 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; 831 420-1552 fri-Sun 12-5Soquel Vineyards – 8063 glen haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa cruz; 831 458-5030 open daily 12-575


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSummerayne – limekiln road, hollister; 831 902-5638open by appointment onlySycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco road, greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas road, Morgan hill; 408 779-4738 thu-Mon 12-5Team Zin – 830-3 Jury court, San Jose; 408 445-25081st Sun of the monthTestarossa Vineyards – 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 -5Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705open by appointment onlyVinocruz – Abbott Square on cooper Street, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436 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 Tabi – 334c ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426 1809 Mon-tue by appt, Wed-thu 12-5, fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463 Sat, Apr-oct 12-4Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144Zayante Vineyards – 420 old Mount rd; felton; 831 335-7992CARMEL VALLEYopen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentBernardus – 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 at Valley Hills Tasting Rm – 7156A carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Mon-fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 center Street, carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Summer 12-6 daily, Winter 12-5Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel; 831 620-0645 thur-Mon 11- 6Galante Vineyards – between ocean & 7th, Dolores; carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-fri 2-6, Sat 12-6Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 open daily 11-5Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 open daily 11-6Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 open daily 11-5Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 fri-Sun 11-5MORGAN WINERY – 204 crossroads Blvd, carmel; 831 626-3700 open daily 11-6Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Wed-Sun 11-5Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5:30Rancho Cellars – 26340 carmel rancho Blvd, carmel; 831 625-5646 Mon-Sat 11-6Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 open daily 11-5MONTEREY WINERIESA Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 cannery row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 open daily 10-6Bargetto Winery – 700 cannery row Suite g, Monterey; 831 373-4053 open daily 11-6Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 open daily 12-6Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149open by appointment onlyMon-fri by appointment onlyPierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 11-6:30Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 cannery row, Monterey; 831-6569463 open daily 11-7Ventana 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 10-6SALINAS VALLEYA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-fri 11-5, fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4Boekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549Chalone Vineyards – Stonewall canyon rd (hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176open by appointment onlySat-Sun 11:30-5, weekdays by apptopen by appointment onlyHAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 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 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5Marilyn Remark – 645 river road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, holidays 11-5Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 11-4Pessagno 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 onlyScheid Vineyards – 1972 hobson Avenue, greenfield; 831 386-0316 open daily 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 11-4:30LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESBarra 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 WinterBreggo 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 10-5Ceago Del Lago – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open daily 10-5Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054open by appointment onlyChiarito 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 apptDrew Family – 9000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 thu-Mon 11-5Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. house road, hopland; 707 744-1493open by appointment onlyEden 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-fridGoldeneye 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 10-5Guiseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment onlyHandley 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; 707 895-3216 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 11-4Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 gaddy lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995By apptLangtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623By appointmentLe Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304open by appointment onlyLolonis Vineyards – 1905 rd D, redwood Valley; 707 485-7544open by appointmentLonder Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-3900 thu-Mon 11-5Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 ell river rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 Wine (9463)open by appointment only76 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSMaple Creek Winery – 20799 hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 open daily 10:30-5Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243www.WineCountryThisWeek.comopen 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; 800-564-2582open 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; 707 998-0319Oster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptopen 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 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – Philo; 707 489-2303Sat-Sun by appointmentPloyez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5Raye's Hill Winery – 3400 chardonnay lane, Philo; 707 895-3439open by appointmentRivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5tRoederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Mon-tue 12-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30, 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 10-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clear lake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5Shed Horn Cellars – Socrate Mine road, Middletown; 707 987-4716Silversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196open by appointmentSum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentSix Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30Sol 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 Savia – 14200 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114open by appointmentTerrill Cellars and Tuscan Village – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Daily 10-4Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philoopen by appointmentTulip 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 Family Winery and Vineyards – 13300 Buckman Dr., 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 10-5Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKSUISUN 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 10-6King 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 12-5Tenbrink Vineyards – 4185 chadbourne road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334Rock Creek Vineyard – 4610 green Valley rd, green Valley; 707 864-2471open by appointment onlyopen 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 Family Tasting Rm – 2522 Suite V Mankas corner road, 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, Sat-Sun appointment onlyBerryessa 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 1--5Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110open 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 12-5Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6Satiety Vineyards – 40101 county rd 25A, Woodland; 530 661-0680 Mon-fri 7-6, Sat-Sun 11-6Solomon 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; 916 744-1456BAY AREA/LIVERMOREopen by appointment onlyBent 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; 925 371-8156 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, Sun 11-4:30Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentthu-Sun 12-6, Mon by apptDeer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore rd, livermore; 866 561-0838 fri-Sun 11-5Eagle 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; 925 862-2377 Sat-Sun 12-5Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 447-5246 fri-Sun 12-5GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 tesla rd, livermore; 925 371-8200 fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsHidden 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 12-477


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKLolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine Mon-fri 1-4Las Positas Vineyards – 682 Pinnacle Pl, livermore; 925 989-0857 Sat-Sun 12-5Lavish Laines Winery – tasted at good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, livermore; 925 321-0373 fri-Sun 11-5Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria lane, livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Wed 4-9, fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Longevity Wines – 35 rickenbacker circle South, livermore; 888 325-Wine Sat-Sun 12-5Marr Cellars – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine tue-Sun 12-5McGrail Vineyards – 5600 greenville rd, livermore; 925 373-6214fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine tue-Sun 12-524837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment onlyMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 thu-Sun 12-5, fri 12-6Murietta’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 – 2245B South Vasco road, livermore; 925 371-1987 fri-Sun 12 to 5Page Mill– 1960 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 456-767612-4:30 fri-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 Wed-Sun 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 thu-Sun 11-4:30Tamas Estate – 5489 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2380 open daily 12-4:30Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff common, livermore; 925 960-1006 fri-Sun 12-5Tesla Vintners – 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine tue-Sun 11-5Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine tue-Sun 12-5Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2300 open daily 11-4:30Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 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; 925 606-7411CONTRA COSTA COUNTYBloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900open by appointmentViano VineyardsWed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pmopen by appointmentopen 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; 925 283-1245New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463Odisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107open by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentSat 12-4 or by appt.Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares road, castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Parkmon Vineyards – 55 laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465open by appointmentopen by appointmentSat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.open by appointmentWed-Mon 9-5pmLODI/WOODBRIDGEAbundance Vnyds –1150 W. turner rd, lodi; 209 334-0274 open daily 11-6Akin Estates – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6Berghold – 17343 n. cherry rd, lodi; 209 333-9291 thu-Sun 11-5Bixler Vnyds – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6Boitano Family – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 286-1595 fri-Sun 12-5Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at clements ridge, 23225 e. State hwy 88, clements; 209 334-4338 fri-Sun 11-5Borra Wines – 1301 e. Armstrong rd, lodi; 209 368-2446 fri-Sun 12-5Brice Station – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 727-5280 Sat-Sun 12-5CellarDoor – 21 n. School Street, lodi; 209 339-4394 tue-thu 1-9, fri 1-11, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5Century Oak –22211 n. lower Sacramento rd, lodi; 209 334-3482 open daily 12-4:30Clements Ridge – 23225 e. State hwy 88, clements; 209 759-3850 fri-Sun 11-6Coliseum – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 747-7733 Wed-Sun 11-5Cosentino Winery – 3750 e. Woodbridge rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8014 open daily 10-5d‘Art Wines – 13299 n. curry Avenue, lodi; 209 334-9946 fri-Sun 12-5Dancing Coyote – 3125 e orange St., Acampo; 800 958-8524 fri-Sun 11-5Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School St., lodi; 209 366-2634 tue-Wed 7-6, thu-Sat 8-9, Sun 9-3Delicato Family – 12001 S. highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 open daily 9-5:30Gnekow Family Winery – 17347 e. gawne rd, collegeville; 209 463-0697 open daily 11-5Grady Family – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6Grand Amis – 115 north School Street, Suite 5, lodi; 209 369-6805 fri-Sun 1-5Harmony Wynelands – 9291 e. harney ln, lodi; 209 369-4184 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat- Sun 12:30-5Harney Lane Winery – 9010 e. harney lane, lodi; 209 365-1900 thu-Sun 12-5Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 e. Woodbridge road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Mon-fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. turner road, lodi, 209 368-0880 Daily 12-5La Bonne Vie Cellars – 29181 S. lehman rd, tracy; 209 836-21856LangeTwins Winery – 1525 e. Jahant road, Acampo; 209 334-9780Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptopen by appointment onlyLobo Loco – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 2545 W. turner rd, lodi; 209 365-0261 open daily 10-5Lodi Wine Cellars/Benson Ferry – 112 Pine St., lodi; 209 365-6622 tues-thu 3 -9, fri-Sun 3-12The Lucas Winery – 18196 n. Davis rd, lodi; 209 368-2006 thu-Sun 12-4:30M2 Wines – 1376 east turner road Suite D, lodi; 209 339-1071 fri-Sun 11-5Macchia – 7099 e. Peltier road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 thu-Mon 11-5Maley/Weibel– at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 n. lower Sacramento rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-thu 1-7, fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, elk grove; 916 685-5368fri-Sun11-5McCormack Williamson – 3125 e. orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 fri-Sun 11-5Michael~David Vineyards – 4580 W. highway 12, lodi; 209 368-7384 open daily 8-5Miramont Estate – 24837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178open by appointment onlyMokelumne Oaks – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 e. highway 12 (Victor road), lodi; 209 369-4758 Daily 10-5Omega Cellars – 13731 n. highway 88, lodi; 209 367-1910 Wed-Sun 10-5Pasos Vineyards – 12470 locke rd, lockeford; 209 727-3153 fri 11:30-5:30, Sat-Sun 12-6Peirano Estate – 21831 n. highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Sat-Sun 11-5Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent road, lodi; 209 367-Wine Sat-Sun 12-4Spenker Winery – 17303 n. De Vries rd, lodi; 209 367-0467St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, lodi; 209 367-0646Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt only1-4 by appointment Sat & SunFor corrections, deletions or additions, sendan email to info@winecountrythisweek.com78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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