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FREEwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comMARCH 16, 2012YOUR GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA WINE, G ETAWAYS, THINGS TO DO & EVENTSFERRARI-CARANOVINEYARDS & WINERYPAGE 20WINEMAKER:WILSON WINERYPAGE 26TASTE OFYOUNTVILLEPAGE 42TASTING ROOM:SEBASTIANI WINERYPAGE 52LIVERMOREBARREL TASTINGPAGE 63


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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKO N T H EC O V E R 24Rombauer VineyardsW I N E R YF E A T U R E 20Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & WineryW I N E M A K E RP R O F I L E 26Diane Wilson,Wilson Winery & VineyardsT A S T I N G R O O MO F T H E W E E K 52Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery4 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | TABLE OF CONTENTSM A R C H 1 6 , 2 0 1 2 – I S S U E 1 1 – V O LU M E 3 1ON THE COVERRombauer Vineyards Photo by John A. Benson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6WINE COUNTRY NEWSNorthern California Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYSOvernight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-45Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-59Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-59Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60TREASURE ISLAND TO LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63Treasure Island Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES . . 64-67Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-78Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW5


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSpecial CouponsNAPA VALLEY• ANDRETTI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 5• BERINGER VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting in the Rhine House w/ad 31• BOUCHAINE 2 for 1 tasting with ad 27• CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS Special price on tours and tastings 5• ETUDE WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 29• GOLDEN HAVEN Mud Treatment for 2, $54 per person 3• HAGAFEN CELLARS Free tasting for 2 with ad 4• JESSUP CELLARS Complimentary tasting for two with ad 43• LOUIS M. MARTINI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 37• OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER $1 off with ad 45• PINK MANSION 15% off with ad at check-in 44• REATA 2 for 1 tasting with ad 4• RUTHERFORD HILL WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad BACK PAGE• ST. CLEMENT WINERY 2 for 1 tasting 7• ST. SUPÉRY Extra Library Selection, see ad 7• STAGECOACH EXPRESS Complimentary shipping box 32• SUMMERS WINES 15% discount with ad 44• TASTE AT OXBOW Complimentary tasting 6• TURNBULL WINE CELLARS 2 for 1 tasting with ad 23• WILLIAM HILL 2 for 1 tasting with ad 31SONOMA COUNTY• ALDERBROOK WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 51• BALLETTO VINEYARDS Complimentary tasting with ad 49• CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS Special price on tours and tastings 5• CELLARS OF SONOMA 2 for 1 tasting with ad 47• CHATEAU ST. JEAN 2 for 1 tasting with ad 58• FERRARI-CARANO 2 for 1 Classic Wines tasting with ad 72• FRITZ WINERY Mention ad for $5 off wine tasting 48• KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY 2 for 1 Reserve Tasting with ad 19• LEDSON WINERY & VINEYARDS Mention ad for upgraded tasting 59• MARTIN RAY WINERY 15% discount with ad 49• RODNEY STRONG Complimentary tasting/20% discount with ad 51• VIANSA WINERY 2 for 1 tasting & 10% off purchase with ad 55BAY AREA: TREASURE ISLAND/LIVERMORE• BODEGA WINE ESTATES Complimentary tasting for 2 with ad 62• MacGRAIL VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting with ad 63SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES• HAHN WINERY Complimentary tasting for two with ad 66• VINE HILL $10 tasting fee waived with ad 65*See individual ads for details.6 Sign up for our email newsletter at 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 can be learned from observing a wine’s color and clarity?I recently opened a bottle of red wine, vintage 1985. It poured outof the bottle with the color of an old brown-brick building, and myimmediate comment was, “Perfect!” You can’t always judge a wine byits color, but often a visual inspection provides clues to its age andsometimes quality.Young red wines show a deep purple more than red. After aging afew years, the color becomes more ruby-like. With an age of 10 to 20years, or more, the color is lighter and takes on a tinge of brown atleast around its edge, if not throughout.As red wines turn a little lighter with age, white wines take theopposite path. Young white wines start very pale, maybe even with agreenish hue. As the wine matures, the color of straw yellow is normal.As white wines age to near 10 years and older, the color deepens to anattractive golden yellow.Exceptions apply to sweet white wines like Sauternes, which arealmost never pale and will become deep amber-yellow with age, andalso with light red wines like Beaujolais, which rarely become deep incolor, at any age.Wines made from different grape varieties possess different shades.For example, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Riesling are palerthan Chardonnay, which tends to be more yellow-gold. For reds, PinotNoir, Sangiovese and Beaujolais are more translucent than Cabernet,Merlot or Syrah.Judging a wine’s clarity involves holding the glass up against awhite background. A white wine should be clear and bright while ared wine will be densely pigmented with color, depending on thegrape variety. It may even have a little sediment, depending on its age,and still be pleasing and safe to drink.The key is to look out for cloudiness in the wine. A bottle of veryold red wine, say, more than 20 years old, may become a little cloudywhen moved because the sediment is agitated. This is normal.My1985 bottle was decanted to separate the wine from its sediment.But a permanent, dull, cloudiness in wine is a bad sign. Fortunately,the quality of wine these days is so good that this is highlyunlikely.Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contactwith California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.UPCOMING– March 16 –Ferrari-CaranoVineyards & Winery– April 20 –Grgich Hills Estate– May 18 –Hartford FamilyWinery10Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSQuality Wines All Under $25at Wine Garage, Calistogaby Jeffry RossThe Skinny – The Wine Garage is all about the juice. It’s also about having fun –like a kid in a candy store. The Wine Garage is, literally, a former gas station.Todd, the wine buyer, travels far and wide to find top-shelf, affordably pricedwines. Inside, you’ll find more than 200 different labels neatly arranged in caseson the floor and an engaging staff who are friendly, attentive and most importantly,they know their wines.Buzz – Despite its funky space, the Wine Garage is a wine lover’s best friend.Reminiscent of visiting your favorite record store (yes, kids, once upon a time,that’s where you had to buy your music), the fun is going through all the casesand finding something you’ve never heard of. All the wines have been testdriven by the staff, so, whatever you select, you won’t be disappointed.Value – Ultimately, the Wine Garage is about value. It’s no secret that in NapaValley, it’s difficult to score a highly rated red for less than $65, but the WineGarage manages to do it all the time. The staff takes great pride hunting downunusual and lesser-known, limited-production wines and passing their hagglingfinesse on to us.Ten-second summary – With the exception of Wine Garage labeled-awardwinningCabernets, nothing in this hip hideaway is more than $25! The WineGarage is stocked with premium, small-lot wines that you won’t find at BevMo,Trader Joe’s or your local wine store (plus, they do a better job storing theirwines at the correct temperature).Best bets – In addition to all the labels the Wine Garage represents, they alsoproduce their own lip-smacking blends. My in-house favorites are: 2009 JoyRide (white blend), 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet, 2007 Napa Valley PetiteSyrah, 2008 Napa Valley “Chihuahua” Cabernet and 2006 Napa Valley HillsideCabernet.Under-the-radar – Go old-school with half-gallon jugs filled while you waitusing their specifically designed service station nozzles. Not only are the winesdelicious (and affordable), the jug is crazy fun conversation at the table. It’s alsoa cool gift.Secrets – For the next few weeks, receive an additional ten percent off thealready low prices when you purchase six bottles. Twenty percent on a case.Better yet, the Wine Garage has the BEST wine club in the valley – and theyship just about everywhere.Insider – If you’re a serious wino, get on the inside track for ultra exclusivedeals by hooking up with the Wine Garage on Twitter and Facebook (wine clubmembers get first crack to cream-of-the-crop finds).Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com11


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGNapa Valley Wine Trainnapa, www.winetrain.com, 800-427-4124ONGOINGTaste at Oxbow Wine and Chocolate Pairingnapa, taste 5 chocolates with 5 wines, $20, 12-7pm Sunday thru thursday12-9 pm friday and Saturday. reservations recommended. 707-265-9600.ONGOINGLive Music Fridays at Taste at Oxbownapa, time varies, 707-265-9600, www.tasteatoxbow.comONGOINGSeminars & Tastings at Merryvale VineyardsSt. helena, 10am-6:30pm, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-7777• Merryvale tasting, $15• reserve tasting, $35• Wine Sensory Seminar, $45, fridays 12pm or by appt• Wine & cheese experience, $45, by appt• Sommelier grand reserve tasting, $65, by apptONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSBarrel Tasting & Tours at ReataBarrel tasting: 11am, 2pm & by appointment, tours by appointmentnapa, www.reatawines.com, 707-254-8673x119ONGOINGJefferson House Reserve Room Tasting atMonticello Vineyardsnapa, reserve Wine Seminar, corley family napa Valley $25rSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.corleyfamilynapaValley.comONGOINGV. Sattui WinerySt. helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774• classic tasting, daily, $5• Premium tasting, daily, $10• food & wine pairing, Mon-thu, $18• Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25• italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses• Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more• Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar• 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic groundsONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSFood & Wine Pairings at Etude Winerynapa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/memberswww.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300ONGOINGRombauer VineyardsSt. helena, www.rombauer.com, 707 963-5170• friday-Sunday: open by advance appointment only• Monday-thursday 10am-5pm• tasting $10• Wine & cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti Winerynapa, www.andrettiwinery.com, 877-386-5070x227• individual tastings, $15• Private Winery tour & tasting, $20/person by appointment• Vineyard tours, $20/person by appointmentONGOINGTours & 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 Tastings at William Hill Estate Winerynapa, 10am-5pm, by appt., www.williamhillestate.com, 707-265-3024• taste the napa Valley, $12• taste the Silverado Bench, $20• estate exclusives, $25• intro to William hill estate tour and tasting, $25• the William hill estate experience tour and tasting, $40ONGOINGVineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond VineyardsSt. helena, 11am (by appt), $15, group tours available (by appt)www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659x620ONGOINGTasting at Grgich Hills Estaterutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, tours at 11am & 2pm, $10Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most fridays 2-4pmwww.grgich.com, 707-963-2784ONGOINGTastings & Tours at Artesa Winerynapa, rSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com• Vino con Queso, Wine & cheese experience, $40• Daily guided tours• Vines & Wines, A Vineyard tour, $40ONGOINGTours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winerynapa, 10am-5pm, www.blackstallionwinery.com, 707-253-1400• regular tasting, $10• reserve tasting, $35, Sat-SunArtisan cheese additional $7.50/personONGOINGEducational Tours & Wine Tastingat Castello di Amorosacalistoga, www.castellodiamorosa.com, rSVP, 707-967-6272• 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 toursONGOINGTastings at St. Supéryrutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-231-6116• Vineyard to glass, Saturdays, 2pm, $50• St Supéry historical tasting, Sundays, 2pm, $50• cellar tour, fridays, 2pm, $50• Dollarhide library tasting, daily, $25• Élu library tasting, daily, $25ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Clos du Valnapa, daily 10am-5pm, www.closduval.com, 800-993-9463• classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine.• reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine.• tours by appointment with 24 hour advance noticeONGOINGWine Tasting Experiences at Benessere VineyardsSt. helena, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt 707-963-5853x105• Personalized Wine flights, daily, $10• Vineyards Walking tour & tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15• fudge Pairing experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15• Barrel tasting, rSVP, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20• Barrel tasting & current release, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Barrel tasting & Vertical, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• group tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15ONGOINGJoseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & SeminarsAn opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, exceptinsignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. terrace tastings daily, $25rSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com• insignia Blending • Wine Aroma challenge• Single Vineyard cabernets • freestone & Phelps• Barrel seminarONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSCooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun TheatreSt. helena, culinary institute of America at greystone, 1:30-2:30pm, $20With a sample of the recipe and their greystone winewsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu, 707-967-2320ONGOINGVisitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Wineryfor details, www.robertmondavi.com, 888-rMonDAVi x2• the Signature tour & tasting• the Wine tasting Basics• the exclusive cellar tasting• tasting Beyond the Basics• the “harvest of Joy” tour & lunchONGOINGVIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory TourBourassa Vineyards, napa, Mon-fri by appointment, $15 mid-week specialMention this listing, www.bourassavineyards.com, 800-499-2366ONGOINGTastings at Silverado Vineyardsnapa, www.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611• 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 & tastingTHIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTHBacchus That Rascalclos Pegase, calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “history of Wine“www.clospegase.com, 707-942-4981ONGOING SATURDAYSNapa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500SECOND SUNDAYSSecond Sunday Supper ClubAViA napa, napa, 5:30-7pm, $110www.aviahotels.com, 707-224-3900ONGOINGdi Rosanapa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991• ongoing until June 10: hung liu, new Work• Apr 4: Artist talk, hung liuONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Night Pulse TastingsAcMe fine Wines, St.helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440UPCOMING• Daily: Valley first tour• Daily: grgich hills estate Winery tour• fri-Sun: Domaine chandon Winery tour• Sat: Valley’s only evening Winery tour• Mon-thu: Ambassador Winery tour• Mar 10: ghost Whisperer Dinner• Mar 17: Murder Mystery• Mar 31: Big gay train12 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, napa, www.nvoh.org, 707-226-7372• Mar 10: Playing for change• Mar 14-15: Alice in Wonderland• Mar 17: capitol Steps• Mar 18: Solas• Mar 23: chris Botti• Mar 24: Diablo Ballet, Dancing Miles• Mar 27: tuesday night flicks, Key largo• Mar 29: Branford Marsalis• Apr 1: Sierra MaestraONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room Winesnapa, 5-9pm, www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378• Mar 8: taste Unusual Varietals• Mar 9: rhone Valley reds Wine tasting• Mar 15: chateauneuf du Pape• Mar 16: Mendocino county tasting• Mar 22: is it $50 or $150?!• Mar 23: loire Valley Wine tasting• Mar 29: Pinot noir fan club of napa Valley• Mar 30: Back room Blow out XlVi• Apr 5: taste grand cru Burgundy• Apr 6: Back room’s Bubble BarONGOINGLive at Uptown Theatrenapa, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, 707-259-0123• Mar 8: railroad earth• Mar 9: Billy gardell• Mar 17: Marshall tucker Band• Mar 18: little feat• Mar 29: Ani Difranco• Mar 31: Kingston trio• Apr 7: Jackie green with rusted rootONGOING FRIDAYSBubbles Bar at 1313 Mainnapa, 9pm-12am, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313ONGOINGFriday Night Winemaker EventsJV Wine & Spirits, napa, 5-7pm, $2, www.jvwine.com, 707-253-2624ONGOING WEDNESDAYSWinemaker Wednesdays at 1313 Mainnapa, 6-8pm, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313• Mar 7: cathy corison• Mar 14: Paradigm Winery• Mar 21: hall Winery• Mar 28: Joseph KentONGOINGTasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valleynapa town center, napa, check website for times & priceswww.napavintages.com, 707-253-9450ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 30Abstract Visions,A Brett Weston Retrospective at Turnbullturnbull Wine cellars, oakville, A comprehensive exhibition celebrating his100th birthday. www.turnbullWines.com, 707-963-5839x15MARCH 9-11Acacia Maddness Barrel Tasting Weekendnapa, 11am-3pm, 707-226-9991x2www.acaciavineyard.comMARCH 10Merryvale March Barrel Tasting & Pick UpPartySt. helena, 1-4pm, $25www.merryvale.com, 877-887-7763MARCH 10Opening Reception: Ancient Myths &Vineyard Light Photography ExhibitMumm napa, rutherford, 6:30-8:30pm, www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-7700www.WineCountryThisWeek.com13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMARCH 10Family Fun Day: Mask Makingnapa Valley Museum, Yountville, 2pm, freewww.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500MARCH 10Mozart’s Muses in Arias & Duetsnapa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7:30pmwww.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500MARCH 10Yountville Elementary School’s 19thAnnual Red & White FundraiserSilverado Vineyards, Yountville, 6-10pm, info@yespta.comMARCH 10Cooking Classes: Napa Valley CuisineJoin chef John Adamson and Shypoke Winescedar gables inn, napa, 4-8pm, $160www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969MARCH 10-11Ehlers Estate Wine Club Release WeekendSt. helena, 1-4pm, www.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972MARCH 10-11Calistoga Spring Jazz FestivalDowntown calistoga & participating wineries.$40, www.calistogaVisitors.com, 707-942-6333MARCH 10 – OCTOBER 14Ancient Myths & Vineyard LightPhotography Exhibit at Mumm Naparutherford, 10am-5pm, www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-7700MARCH 11Pinot Noir Blending Sessionat Domaine Carneroschateau Society Wine club event, napa, 1-3pmwww.domainecarneros.com, 800-716-2788MARCH 15Acacia Winemaker’s Dinnerfarm, carneros inn, napawww.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991x2MARCH 17St. Patrick’s Day Dinnerfumé Bistro & Bar, napa, 707-257-1999www.fumebsitro.com, chrissy@fumebistro.comMARCH 17St. Patrick’s Day Celebrationat Sequoia Groveenjoy corned beef sliders & wine!napa, www.sequoiagrove.com, 800-851-7841MARCH 17Beaulieu Vineyard Clone Release Partyrutherford, 1-4pm, $50, members/freewww.bvwines.com, 800-373-2896MARCH 17Hog Island OystersSilverado Vineyards, napa, 12-4pmwww.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6617MARCH 22Hess Collection Winemaker Dinnerfumé Bistro & Bar, napa, 6pm, $45, rSVP, 707-257-1999www.fumebsitro.com, chrissy@fumebistro.comMARCH 22Film Screening: Mozart’s Sisternapa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7pm, $10www.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500MARCH 24Spectacular BeringerCellar Sale ExperienceSt. helena, www.beringer.com, 866-708-9463MARCH 24Cooking Classes: Napa Fresh and FabulousJoin chef Sarah Scott and tres Sabores Winerycedar gables inn, napa, 4-8pm, $160www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969MARCH 2419th Annual Taste of YountvilleDowntown Yountville, 12-5pmwww.vmarketplace.com, 707-944-0904MARCH 25Pizza & Pinot at Acacianapa, www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991x2MARCH 31Annual Carneros5K or 10K Run/Walk at Artesanapa, www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309MARCH 31The Big (Bigger) Gay Trainout in the Vineyardnapa Valley Wine train, napa, 6pmwww.outinthevineyard.com, 800-427-4124APRIL 1-30Napa Valley Arts in AprilVarious events & locations in napa Valley!www.legendarynapaValley.comAPRIL 12The Mozart Supremacynapa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7pmwww.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500APRIL 13-15Spring Release WeekendPeju, rutherford, www.peju.com, 707-963-3600APRIL 14Local Oysters & Bale Lane Sauvignon BlancRelease Celebration at St. ClementSt. helena, www.stclement.com, 707-265-5000APRIL 14Budbreak Lunch in the Vineyardsat Beaulieu Vineyardsrutherford, 11am-2pm, club Member event, $45www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896APRIL 14Free Family Fun Day: Recycled Garden Artnapa Valley Museum, Yountville, 2pmwww.napaValleyMusum.org, 707-944-0500APRIL 15OysterFestDomaine chandon, Yountville, 12-5pmwww.chandon.com, 707-944-2280, $50SONOMA COUNTYONGOINGLive Music at Centre du Vinledson hotel, Sonomawww.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779ONGOINGPrivate Tastings at Viansawww.viansa.com, 800-995-7470• italian Wine & cheese Pairing,10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment,$10/members, $25• reserve Wine & food Pairing, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointmentfree/members, $45ONGOINGReserve Wine & Food PairingPrivate Tasting at ViansaSonoma, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointmentwww.viansa.com, 800-995-7470, free/members, $45ONGOINGCarneros 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, 707-931-2042ONGOINGVineyard Walk & Photography Workshopat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123ONGOINGExclusive Wine & Cheese Tastingat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123ONGOINGPrivate Wine Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40ppby appointment, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700• Scentiments – test your Smell Memory• White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses• King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates• Matchmaker – wine and food pairing• PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate• cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevationsONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSTaste with the Count at Buena VistaA 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20A 90-minute “taste with the count” with reserve Buena Vista wines in “thecount’s lair” by the count. 2pm, $45, rSVP, 800-926-1266ONGOINGWine and Food Pairingat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines withthe perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGFree Guided Winery Tourat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGGroup Private Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, byappointment. $20 per person, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGTerroir & History Tour at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.complimentary, 11am-2pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134ONGOINGFood and Wine Pairing atthe Mayo Reserve Room9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting$35, reservations recommended, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-833-5504ONGOINGWine Experiences at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointmentwww.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258• cinq cépages Blending Seminar, eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75• cinq cépages component tasting, eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25• Private ViP Wine tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour• Box lunch Prgram with tourONGOINGTours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis WinerySanta rosa, ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com• charcuterie, daily 11am-4pm, $25/$20 club members• Wine & food Pairing, $35/$28 club membersONGOINGGuided Winery Tours at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256ONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jacksonfulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25www.kj.com, 707-571-750014 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOING SUNDAYSDomaine Carneros Sparkling Brunchat the Fairmont Mission Inn & SpaSonoma, 9am-1pm, www.fairmont.com.sonoma, 707-938-9000ONGOING SUNDAYSSunday Brunch at the Centre du Vinledson hotel, Sonoma, 9am-1pmwww.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779ONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winerycloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairingwww.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH50 Mile AV Vintner's Diningglen ellen, Barrel tasting & old Vine Pinot noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard.foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, ashtonwines.com, rSVP, 707-935-3456ONGOING THURSDAYSThirsty Thursdays at AnabaSonoma, enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your winetasting. 4-5:30pm, www.anabawines.com, 707-996-4188ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAYUnique Food & Wine Pairingsat HKG Tasting Roomglen ellen, 12-6pm, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-938-7622ONGOINGMoondance Cellars & Orchard Station Winesglen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10www.moondancecellars.com, 707-938-7550ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAYMichel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tourhealdsburg, 10:30am, $25, www.michelschlumberger.com, 800-447-3060ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAYRobert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondolageyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20www.ryew.com, 707-431-4811ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek WineryWinemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wineswww.icariawinery.com, rSVP, 707-486-9623EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYSanta Rosa Original Farmers’ MarketSanta rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629EVERY FRIDAY MORNINGSonoma Valley Farmers’ MarketDepot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pmwww.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311ONGOINGCooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School450 West Spain St, Sonoma, check website for schedule.www.ramekins.com, 707-933-0450ONGOINGWells Fargo Center for the ArtsSanta rosa, wellsfargocenterarts.org, 707-546-3600• Mar 8: foreigner• Mar 9: rennie harris Puremovement• Mar 11: Psychic/Medium Karen Peterson• Mar 11: los tigres Del norte• Mar 17-19: Santa rosa Symphony Set Six• Mar 22: Zorro• Mar 24: lily tomlinONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300• Mar 9: Monophonics• Mar 23: lyrics BornLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!15


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOINGSpreckels Performing Arts Centerrohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com, 707-588-3400• Mar 6: rancho cotati choral invitational• Mar 14: rancho cotati Band invitational• Mar 17: the Sun Kings Beatles tributeONGOING THURSDAYSWinemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Marketguerneville, 6-8pm, www.bigbottommarket.com, 707-604-7295ONGOING FRIDAYSMusic at Vino di Amore Tasting Loungecloverdale, 7-9pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166ONGOING SATURDAYSSwirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101)Big 3 Wine Bar, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-900ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 31Collage Retrospective by Douglas DeVivo atCharles Creek Tasting Room & GallerySonoma, 11am-6pm, www.charlescreek.com, 707-935-3848ONGOING THROUGH EARLY SPRING 201216th Annual Sculpture Exhibit “FINALE”at Paradise Ridge Winerythe Sculpture grove can be seen until dusk, followed by a glass of wine on thewinery’s veranda, with its spectacular view of the sunset. 11am-5pm, dailywww.prwinery.com, 707-528-WineMARCH 7Bruce Elliott Lecture: Showplace of the Romanov DynastySonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 6-7:30pmwww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500MARCH 8Winemaker Dinner Series: HanzellSanté restaurant, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn, Sonomawww.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000MARCH 920th Annual Tides Wharf Crab Feedtides Wharf, Bodega Bay, 5-9pm, $44.95www.innatthetides.com, 707-875-3652MARCH 9-1134th Annual Barrel TastingWeekend at Simi Wineryhealdsburg, www.simiwinery.com, 707-473-3213MARCH 9-1134th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend atSausal Wineryhealdsburg, 11am-4pm, www.sausalwinery.com, 707-433-5136MARCH 9-1134th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend atKendall Jackson Wineryfulton, 11am-4pm, www.kj.com, 866-287-9818MARCH 10Cuvée Club Lobster Feed at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 6:30pm, $90, $76.50/under 21www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999MARCH 10Complimentary Concert Series: Chi McCleanlandmark Vineyards, Kenwood, 1-4pmwww.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053MARCH 10Murder by Pinot, A Dinner to Die For!Sonoma-cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, 5:30-9pm, $150, $130/memberswww.sonomacutrer.com, 707-237-3466MARCH 10Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk FestivalSebastopol community center, Sebastopol, 1-8pm, $28/adv, $33www.socofoso.com, 707-829-801216MARCH 10Deed Day 2012: Birthday Celebrationgundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, 11am-4:30pmwww.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277MARCH 10-11A Taste of West Sonoma CountyDutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pmwww.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600MARCH 11Home Cheesemaking & Tortas Class with Sheana DavisSonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-4pm, rSVPwww.theepicureanconnection.com, 707-935-7960MARCH 15B.R. Cohn Wine DinnerSonoma State University, rohnert Parkwww.brcohn.com, 707-664-2747MARCH 15Songwriters in Sonoma at Meadowcroftfeaturing Dustin heald, rich little & fred MccartySonoma, 7pm, $10, www.meadowcroftwines.com, 707-934-4090MARCH 16-1827th Annual Spring Home & Garden ShowSonoma county fairgrounds, Santa rosawww.scsshows.com, 800-655-0655MARCH 17B.R. Cohn St. Patty’s Vineyard Hike,Barrel Seminar & Luncheonglen ellen, 11am-2:30pm, $30/members, $40www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7929, rSVPMARCH 17Family Day at the MuseumSonoma country Museum, Santa rosawww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500MARCH 17CYRUS Dinner in the Wine CavesAlexander Alley Vineyards, healdsburg, 6pm, $130www.avvwine.com, 707-433-7209x108MARCH 17-18Savor Sonoma Valleyheart of Sonoma Valley AssociationVisit participating Sonoma Valley wineries! 11am-4pmwww.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463MARCH 17-1821st Annual Savor Sonoma Valleyat Ledson WineryKenwood, 11am-4pm, www.ledsonwinery.com, 707-537-3823MARCH 17-1822nd Annual Savor Sonoma Valley atChateau St. JeanKenwood, 11am-4pm, www.chateaustjean.comMARCH 18Tasting in the Darkfrancis ford coppola Winery, geyserville, 1pm, $55www.franciscoppolawinery.com, 707-857-1471MARCH 23-247th Annual Pigs & Pinothotel healdsburg, healdsburgwww.pigsandpinot.comMARCH 23-256th Annual Artisan Cheese FestivalVarious events, Pease look at website for complete listing.Sheraton Sonoma county, Petalumawww.artisancheesefestival.comMARCH 24Nantucket in the Caves at Gloria FerrerBenefit for WillMar family grief & healing centerSonoma, www.willmarcenter.org, 707-935-1946MARCH 24Triple Blind Food & Wine Pairingnicholson ranch Winery, Sonoma, 6:30-9pmwww.nicholsonranch.com, 707-938-8822MARCH 24Pysnaka: The Ukrainian Art of Egg Decorating WorkshopSonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 11am-3pmwww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500MARCH 25Balletto Vineyards Winemaker Dinnerfrench garden restaurant & Bistro Bar, Sebastopolwww.ballettovineyards.com, rSVP, 707-824-2030MARCH 29March Sunset SupperDaVero farms & Winery, healdsburg, 6-8:30pm, $85, 475/memberswww.davero.com, 707-431-8000x1MARCH 30Wine Dinner with Tom Meadowcroft ofMeadowcroft Winescommunity café, Sonoma, $49.95, $39.95/memberswww.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com, rSVP, 707-938-7779MARCH 30Friday Music at Sebastiani VineyardsSonoma, 6-9pm, free, www.sebastiani.com, 707-933-3230MARCH 30 – APRIL 1Anniversary CelebrationDutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pmwww.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600MARCH 31Spring Wine Club Party at Hip Kilnhealdsburg, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-433-6491MARCH 31Heroes with Heartat Vintners Inn Event CenterParents hospital Association, Santa rosa, 5-9pmwww.vintnersinn.com, jgwtoo@sonic.net, 707-523-3728MARCH 31Mad Hatter Balllucchesi Park clubhouse, Petaluma, $75www.madhatterball.org, 707-778-4798APRIL 8Easter Sunrise Service at Cline CellarsSonoma, 5:14am, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4043APRIL 8Easter Sunday Artist Showing & Musicfreestone Vineyards, freestonewww.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010APRIL 12Steven Bittner Lecture: Culture and Politics inthe Land of the RomanovsSonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 6-7:30pmwww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500APRIL 14Inez Storer: Master Class for the ArtistsSonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 10am-4pmwww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500APRIL 14Meet the Artist: Inez StorerSonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 6-7:30pmwww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500APRIL 14-15IRS BluesKenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, 11am-4pm, $20, $10/memberswww.kenwoodvineyards.com, 707-282-8218APRIL 14-15Tax Relief PartyDutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pmwww.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600APRIL 15Cellar Club Wine Club Release Partyat Dutcher Crossinghealdsburg, 11am-4pm, rSVPwww.dutchercrossingwinery.com,707-431-2700x204www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSLAKE/MENDOCINOEVERY SECOND SATURDAYFood & Wine PairingsMcnab ridge tasting room, hopland, www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986ONGOINGSkunk Trainfort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com, 866-457-5865• Apr 7-8: easter egg expressONGOING FRIDAYSTuscan Village Music Art Seriesterrill cellars, lower lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354MARCH 6Winemaker Dinner SeriesSawshop gallery Bistro, Kelseyville, 6-9pmwww.sawshopbistro.com, 707-278-0129MARCH 10Point Arena Crafts Show & BazaarPoint Arena, 9am-2pm, www.southcoastseniors.org, 707-785-3538MARCH 10Irish FeastMoore family Winery, Kelseyville, 6-9pm, $40www.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-279-9279MARCH 10-11Little River Whale FestivalVarious locations & events in little riverwww.mendowhale.com, 707-937-5942MARCH 17St. Patricks Day Sale & Wine TastingMilano family Winery, hopland, 10:30am-5pmwww.milnowinery.com, 707-744-1396MARCH 17St. Patrick’s Day/Green DaySimaine cellars, Ukiah, 12-5pmwww.simaine.com, 707-462-6300MARCH 17Windows to the Universetaylor observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pm, $3www.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121MARCH 17-1830th Fort Bragg Whale FestivalVarious events & location in fort Braggwww.mendowhale.com, 866-466-3636MARCH 18Kelseyville Olive FestivalKelseyville Wine company, Kelseyville, 11am-5pmwww.kelseyvilleolivefestival.com, 707-279-0483APRIL 14Earth Day Family Festival 2012BArrA of Mendocino, redwood Valley, 11am-4pm, freewww.barraofmendocino.com, 707-485-0322BAY AREASAN FRANCISCOONGOINGThe Walt Disney Family Museumthe Presidio of San francisco, San francisco, 415-345-6816, www.waltdisney.orgONGOINGSeasons Swirlfour Seasons hotel, San francisco, 5:30-7:30pmwww.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 22Matter + Spirit, The Sculpture of Stephen De Staeblerde Young Museum, San francisco, www.famsf.orgONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 9Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964de Young Museum, San franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3531ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 17The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Gardelegion of honor, San franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3531ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 17Children’s Books from the Victorian Eralegion of honor, San franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3531MARCH 13Beaulieu Vineyard Wine Tasting & Dinnercampton Place, San francisco – Jeffrey Stambor, Winemakerwww.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574MARCH 13-17Bouquets to Artde Young Museum, San franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3531MARCH 18Bodega Wine Estates Irish Stew Cook-offtreasure island, San francisco, 415-525-4154http://wearegoinggreen.eventbright.comMARCH 22B.R. Cohn Wine Dinnerhotel nikko, San franciscowww.brcohn.com, 415-394-1111MARCH 24-25Rhône Rangers: San Francisco Grand Tastingfestival Pavilion, fort Mason, San francisco, 2-5pmwww.rhonerangers.org, 800-467-0163MARCH 24-25Treasure Island Flea Indoor/Outdoor Flea Pop-Upone Avenue of the Palms, treasure island, San francisco, 10am-5pmwww.treasureislandflea.com, 415-898-0245MARCH 24 – AUGUST 9The Fashion Word of Jean Paul Gaultier: From theSidewalk to the Catwalkde Young Museum, San franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3531MARCH 25 – APRIL 7Macy’s 66th Annual Flower Show Presents Brasil:Gardens in ParadiseMacy’s Union Square, San francisco, free, open during store hoursMARIN COUNTYONGOINGMarin Center in San Rafaelwww.co.marin.ca.us, 415-499-6800• Mar 10: Jonathan Winters, & friends• Mar 10-11: Spring Antique Show• Mar 10-11: Masque Unit fr. theater of Marin’s the Wizard of oz• Mar 17: An evening with Peter frampton, frampton comes Alive! 35 tour• Mar 22: farm Day• Mar 23-25: Marin Primary & Middle School present rumpelstiltskin• Mar 25: Main Symphony family concert, green eggs and ham & gertrude Mcfuzz• Mar 18: the celtic tenors• Apr 2, 5: Marin Speakers Series, gordon BrownMARCH 10Schug Winery Winemaker DinnerBenefit for camp chance with winemaker Michael coxSan rafael Joe’s, San rafael, $80/adv, $90www.sonomavalleywine.com, 415-485-3025ALAMEDA COUNTYWEDNESDAYS MARCH 7 – APRIL 253rd Annual Berkeley Wine Festivalthe claremont hotel club & Spa, Berkeley, 6:30pmwww.berkeleywinefestival.com• Mar 7: hirsch Vineyards, $125• Mar 14: Joseph Phelps Vineyards, $155• Mar 21: tres Sabores Winery, $130• Mar 28: robert Kamen, $130• Apr 4: Silver oak, $165• Apr 11: opus one, $195CONTRA COSTA COUNTYONGOINGTastings at PrimaWalnut creek, www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780fri: 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/membersSat: 3-5pm, $20, $10/membersMARCH 9-11Barrel Tasting Weekendhannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwoodwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463APRIL 5Wine Pairing Dinner: Award Winning Wineshannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwoodwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463LIVERMOREONGOINGBankhead Theatrelivermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermorewww.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800• Mar 10-11, 17-18: tosca• Mar 15: trout fishing in America• Mar 21: lizz Wright• Mar 23: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason• Mar 24: home from nY, laura hamilton• Mar 28: the importance of Being earnest• Mar 30: rita coolidge• Mar 31: Atlantic Brass QuintetONGOINGWine Cave Tasting ExperienceWente Vineyards, livermore, 4pm Sat/Sun, $10, $5/wine club membersrSVP, www.wentevineyards.com/caves, 925-456-2405ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAYWine & Cheese Pairingla rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pmwww.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442MARCH 10-11Chocolate & Cabernet Weekendfenestra Winery, livermore, 12-5pmwww.fenestrawnery.com, 925-447-5246MARCH 14Winemaker Nightconcannon Vineyard, livermorewww.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866MARCH 16St. Patrick’s Day Brew CrawlMain Street, Downtown Pleasanton, 6-9pmwww.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199MARCH 17Mansion Winetaster Dinnerelliston Vineyards, Sunol, 6:30pm, $85www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377MARCH 17St. Paddy’s Dayeagle ridge Vineyard, livermore, 12-4:30pm, $5www.eagleridgevineyard.com, 925-443-3375MARCH 17-18Founder’s Day Celebrationconcannon Vineyard, livermorewww.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866MARCH 30Ruby Fridayruby hill Winery, Pleasanton, 6:30-pm, $10www.rubyhillwinery.net, 925-931-WineMARCH 31 – APRIL 1Livermore Valley’s 4th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekendlivermore Valley Winegrowers AssociationVisit participating wineries, 12-4:30pm, $30/adv, $35www.lvwine.org, 925-447-9493APRIL 7Artist Reception: Carol MaddoxWente Vineyards, livermore, 1-3pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 17


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ& MONTEREY COUNTIESONGOINGLive at Golden State TheatreMonterey, www.goldenstatetheatre.com, 831-372-3800• Mar 9: A King & his Princess, father Daughter DanceONGOINGSunset Cultural Center-Carmelcarmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048• Mar 9: Danú• Mar 11: garrick ohlsson, piano• Mar 15: forbidden Broadway, the 30th Anniversary tour• Mar 23: eroica Piano trio• Mar 25-26: Monterey Symphony concert 5, Sunrise in Scotland• Mar 31: Selected Shorts• Apr 1: nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin• Apr 12: taj Majal trioONGOINGLive Music at KRML Radiothe eastwood Building, carmel, www.krmlradio.com, 831-624-6432ONGOING 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, 3-8pmwww.ranchocellars.com, 831-625-5646EVERY WEDNESDAYWine Down Wednesdaysfortino Winery, gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305ONGOING THURSDAYSExploring Winelearn more about wine & wine appreciation, taste local wines too!carmel ridge Winery, cannery row, Monterey, 4-6pm, $40www.carmelridge.com, 831-324-0035FRIDAYS THROUGH MARCHJazz in the CellarBargetto Winery, Soquel, 6-8pmwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258MARCH 9Girls’ Night Out: 1970sfortino Winery, gilroy, 7-9:30pm, $15/members, $25www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305MARCH 9Robinson Jeffers at Point Sur: Tour of LighthousePoint Sur lighthouse, carmel, 6-10pmwww.torhouse.org, 831-624-5725MARCH 10Edibles from the WildBernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 11am-2pm , $95www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400MARCH 15Hall/Roessler Winemaker DinnerPacific edge, hyatt carmel highlands, carmel6:30pm, www.pacificsedge.com, 831-622-5445MARCH 23Opening Reception, California Impressionism: Selectionsfrom the Irvine Museumthe Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, 6-8pmwww.montereyart.org, 831-372-547718MARCH 23 – MAY 27California Impressionism: Selections fromthe Irvine Museumthe Monterey Museum of Art, Montereywww.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477MARCH 24-25Home, Garden, Culinary & Wine Expococoanut grove, Santa cruz, 10am-5pm, $3, under 12/freewww.beachboardwalk.comMARCH 25Annual Great Taste of Pacific GroveBenefits Pacific grove Unified School Districtinn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, 4-7pm831-642-4943MARCH 27In Your Own Backyard Series: Celebrate NationalPaella DaySip, Swirl, Savor & learnholman ranch tasting room, carmel Valley, 6pmwww.holmanranch.com, 831-659-2640APRIL 8Easter BrunchBernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 11am-3:30pm, $75, $32/5-12yrswww.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400APRIL 12In Your Own Backyard Series: Get Savory with ElenaSalsedo from Sweet Elena’sSip, Swirl, Savor & learnholman ranch tasting room, carmel Valley, 6pmwww.holmanranch.com, 831-659-2640APRIL 14Vintage Affairchateau Julien, carmel Valley, 11am-4pm, $15, $10/memberswww.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600APRIL 14Wine, Art & Music WalkDowntown Pacific grove, 6-9pmwww.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304APRIL 14-1555th Annual Good Old DaysDowntown Pacific grove, 9am-5pmwww.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304SANTA CLARA COUNTYONGOINGTasting Room TuesdaysSanta cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the fairmont San Jose, San JoseWinery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pmwww.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463MARCH 10Spring Bridal Faire at Guglielmo WineryMorgan hill, 11am-3pmwww.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINSONGOINGThursday Night Music SeriesBargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pmwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11ONGOING WEEKENDS THROUGH APRIL 1Rainforest Weekendsroaring camp railroad, feltonwww.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484MARCH 31 – APRIL 1Pinot Paradise: Taste the Magic of MountainsPinot NoirsSanta cruz Mountains Winegrowerswww.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463• Mar 31: grand cruz tasting, Villa ragusa, old town campbell, 2-5pm,$55/adv, $65/door• Apr 1: Pathway to Pinot Paradise, self-guided tour of Pinot-producingwineries, $25• Apr 1: technical Sessions, Villa ragusa, 9am-12pm, $55, rSVPAPRIL 7-8Eggstraordinary Egg Huntroaring camp railroad, feltonwww.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484CENTRAL CALIFORNIAONGOINGSierra Railroadoakdale, www.sierrarailroad.com, 209-848-2100• Mar 14, 20, 29: Scenic lunch• Mar 17: Murder Mystery Dinner• Apr 12, 17, 24: Scenic lunchSACRAMENTO VALLEYONGOINGSacramento River Trainwww.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690• Mar 10: great train robbery• Mar 24: Murder Mystery Dinner• Mar 31: easter egg express• Apr 7: easter egg express• Apr 8: easter egg expressONGOINGMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsU.c. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org , 866-754-ArtS• Mar 8, 10-11: curtis on tour• Mar 9: garrick ohlsson, piano• Mar 17-18: Ballet Preljocaj, Blanche neige• Mar 18: Alexander String Quartet• Mar 22: Zakir hussain & Masters of Percussion• Mar 24-25: circus of oz• Mar 29: SfJAZZ collective• Apr 1: Young Artists competition Winners concert• Apr 9: elixir of loveSOLANO COUNTYSUISUN VALLEYONGOING SATURDAYS$5 Wines by the GlassWinterhawk Winery, fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pmlive music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977• Mar 10: Matt Applin & Midnight Band• Mar 17: rebuilding rome• Mar 24: gary Mendoza with Val Star & the Blues rocketMARCH 10Vezer Family 3rd Annual Bridal Fairlive music, hors d’oeuvres & wine!Blue Victorian Winery, fairfield, 12-4pmwww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-429-3958APRIL 2725th Annual Solano Wine & Food Jubileenut tree complex, Vacaville, 6:30pm, $75/adv, $100www.wineandfoodjubilee.org, 707-646-3133Check 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.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


21 Wineries, Local Chefs & Barrels of Award-Winning Wines!Heart of Sonoma Valley Association announces theirpremier event of the year – the 22nd Annual Savor SonomaValley happening Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days! Twenty-one wineriesthroughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will be showcasingthe 2011 vintage straight from the barrels, sampling newreleases and offering award-winning wines paired withscrumptious food prepared by local chefs and restaurants.Meet winemakers, taste reserve wines, sample barrelwines, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush pads,enjoy live music, tour wineries and vineyards and savor a wonderfulwine country weekend. Most importantly – this event offers guests thechance to take an advance look at what the 2011 vintage is going tobe like in bottle!“This year marks our 22nd year and we are so excited to be teamingup with local chefs and restaurants to create a truly special weekendof delicious foods paired with the amazing variety of wines producedin our valley,” said Executive Director Josie Gay. “We invite wine loversout to celebrate the bounty of Sonoma Valley! Twenty-one wineries areparticipating this year and they are throwing open their cellar doorsfor this authentic wine country experience.”Admission is $65 per person for a Weekend Pass, which includes aWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS21 Wineries Pour During Savor Sonoma Valley, March 17 & 18souvenir wine glass and access to event tastings at allparticipating wineries. Advance ticket purchase isrecommended, as tickets are limited. Tickets anddetailed information may be obtained online atwww.heartofsonomavalley.com or by calling 1-866-794-9463.Participating wineries include Audelssa Winery,Benziger Family Winery, Chateau St. Jean Winery,Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric RossWinery, Family Wineries, Imagery Estate Winery,Kenwood Vineyards, Kunde Family Estate, LedsonWinery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo FamilyWinery, Moondance Cellars, Muscardini Cellars, Paradise RidgeWinery, Ty Caton Vineyards, Valley of the Moon Winery, VJB Vineyards& Cellars and Wellington Vineyards.About Heart of Sonoma Valley AssociationHeart of Sonoma Valley Association is an alliance of 23 wineriesand tasting rooms located on scenic Sonoma Highway where for acentury and a half many of the vintages that have made Californiawines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. In the ten-milestretch of the wine country, in the environs of Glen Ellen andKenwood, you’ll find a blend of family owned and classically beautifulwineries filled with award-winning wines.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com19


FEATURE STORY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKF E R R A R I - C A R A N O V I N E Y A R D S & W I N E R YBY MICHELLE J. BAKERSpring is in the air in Dry Creek Valley,where grapevines will soon awaken fromtheir winter slumber and spring flowers willopen to reveal their prize to birds of allkinds. It’s still a somewhat quiet season atFerrari-Carano, which makes it the perfecttime for visitors to get personalized attentionat any of the winery’s wonderful venues.Ferrari-Carano’s storied history began inReno, Nevada, hometown of winery ownersDon and Rhonda Carano, where Donestablished the Eldorado Hotel and Casinoin 1973. In 1979, the Caranos first visitedSonoma County to buy wine for the hotel,and quickly fell in love with the area.Eventually they purchased their firstproperty, 60 acres in Alexander Valley, andwere inspired to start their own winery.Ferrari-Carano was founded in 1981, withtheir first wine released in 1987.In the 1990s followed Villa Fiore, themagnificent Italian-style villa that serves asFerrari-Carano’s headquarters and hospitalitycenter in Dry Creek Valley. On the main flooris the wine shop and tasting room, guests cantaste many new spring releases of Ferrari-Carano’s Classic Wines. Take your sampleand browse the shop’s extensive selection ofgifts and souvenirs, including many greatbooks, housewares and yummy foodproducts. But don’t stop there...Tasting Downstairs in the EnotecaSeveral years ago, Ferrari-Carano openedthe Enoteca, where visitors can get spoiled bytasting through limited-availability, vineyardselectwines. Whatever wines strike yourfancy, the Enoteca has you covered, fromdelicious Chardonnays to amazing Pinot Noirfrom the tiny Mendocino Ridge appellation,and of course, Trésor, the winery’s signatureBordeaux-style blend. Fairly new are thecoveted PreVail wines; West Face which is aluscious Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah blend;and Back Forty, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignonthat shows the incredible potential ofAlexander Valley’s mountain fruit to produceworld-class, ageworthy wines.Tours & Private TastingsFerrari-Carano offers a free tour byappointment, 10 a.m., Monday thoroughSaturday. The tour takes you through thegardens, tank room, barrel cellar, onto thecrush pad and out in the vineyard.Private tastings are also available thathighlight the many nuances of wine in a funand informative style. Hosted by Ferrari-Carano’s wine educator in the beautiful, cozyPreVail room, these tastings can be tailored tofit any group’s preferences. That is if you canthink of a tasting that the folks at Ferrari-Carano haven’t already thought of, including:Pick of the Bunch – Taste five wines and talkabout any wine-related topic on your mind.PreVail RoomScentiments – Test your “smell memory,”familiarizing yourself with scents and thentrying to identify those aromas in five wines.White Wine Lovers – Taste five of Ferrari-Carano’s most popular white wines, pairedwith local artisan cheeses.King of Reds – Includes four Cabernet-basedwines and the delicious dessert wine,Eldorado Noir, paired with chocolates anddried fruit.Matchmaker – Learn how to match wineswith the perfect food. Sample four wines,including the PreVail wines, paired withseasonal small plates from the winery’s chef.Cabernet Terroir Tasting – Learn all about“terroir” through four wines, including HomeRanch Cabernet Sauvignon, Trésor, PreVailWest Face and PreVail Back Forty, paired witha local artisan charcuterie plate.The PreVail Tasting – This most luxurioustasting highlights the PreVail wines, pairedwith a local Artisan charcuterie plate.Private Tastings are by appointment only,Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. and2:30 p.m., based on availability.GardensThe renowned gardens at Ferrari-Caranoattract thousands of visitors from around theworld every year. The gardens started as alabor of love for Rhonda Carano in 1987, andafter 16 months of work the French-Italianparterre styled gardens were finally finished.20 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | FEATURE STORYThese lush, sprawling five acresboast more than 2,000 species oftrees and shrubs, all marked withinformative identification tags.Spring is flowering season forthe 10,000 glorious tulips anddaffodils at the villa. Tulip loverscan call the Tulip Hotline at(707) 433-5349 to find out whenthe tulips will be in full bloom.Seasons of the VineyardFerrari-Carano also offerstastings in downtown Healdsburgfor those who aren’t able to makeit to the winery. The tasting menuincludes many of the ClassicWines, some small productionLimited Release Wines, pluswines from sister winery LazyCreek Vineyards, the secondoldest winery in Anderson Valley.Anderson Valley is well knownfor producing world-classAlsatian varietals (Riesling,Gewürztraminer) and Pinot Noir.Lucky visitors may also find LazyCreek Rosé, Chardonnay andSyrah on the tasting menu.Seasons offers some greatshopping in its boutique, whichis stocked with unique homedecor, housewares and gardeningitems. During the summermonths there’s also late afternoonjazz to help visitors ease intotheir evening dinner plans. Thiswell-located facility has a BackRoom available for private eventsfor groups up to 30 people.Visit Ferrari-Carano Vineyardsand Winery at 8761 Dry CreekRoad, Healdsburg, at the northend of scenic Dry Creek Valley.The winery is open daily from 10a.m. until 5 p.m. To make areservation for tours and privatetastings, call (707) 433-6700.Seasons of the Vineyard islocated on the Healdsburg Plazaat 113 Plaza Street (the north sideof the plaza). They are open fromTuesday thru Sunday from 11a.m. until 6 p.m. To book aprivate event at Seasons, call(707) 431-2222.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com21


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINEMAKER PROFILE: ANDRETTI WINERYBOB PEPITurning ‘Grapes into Pleasure’ for More Than Forty HarvestsANDRETTI WINERYopen daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.See ad on page 5 for 2 for 1 tasting4162 Big ranch road, napa1-877-386-5070 | andrettiwinery.comBY JoSh SteinBob Pepi is a living embodiment of the last fifty years in the Napa Valley.Like many others, his father purchased land in the mid-sixties in themid-Valley’s Oakville. And, like a number of the Valley’s current A-listwinemakers, the non-enology college student ended up in wine anyway,taking coursework at UC Davis and St. Helena’s Wine Lab. By 1980, thetime had come for the founding of the family’s winery on the their thenseventy-acreOakville estate. Bob took over as winemaker, bringing greatsuccess and reknown to Robert Pepi Wines for Cabernet Sauvignon,Sangiovese and Sauvigon Blanc. In 1994, the winery was sold to Kendall-Jackson, allowing Bob to become the globe-trotting winemaker he’s beenever since, working with folks in Argentina, Lake County, Napa Valley andColorado, amongst many others.Winemaking alone isn’t Bob’s gift as the key to his success isn’t just timein the cellar but the time spent in the vineyard long before harvest. As youdrive through wine country, look for the “two-hearted” trellis system thatsplits the vines horizontally and criss-crosses them. This style of vineyardmanagement is known as the Geneva Double Curtain, or “GDC” to those inthe business, and Bob was instrumental in the development of this systemand its adoption throughout the Valley; it ameliorates excess vigor whilealso encouraging better air circulation around the clusters and thus worksagainst rot or mildew in the bunches. Given how rich the Valley’s soil is,GDC is often needed to stress the vines and produce more flavorful grapes,using the vine’s own productivity against itself in service to better wines.And that’s where Andretti Winery comes into the picture. The winerywas founded in 1996 when legendary race car driver Mario Andretti andhis friend, Joseph Antonini, former Chairman, President, and CEO ofKmart Corporation, brought their shared love of Mediterranean cuisine,lifestyles and wines to the Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District, selected becauseits location just north of the city of Napa provides moderating oceanbreezes and weather, cooling the heat of long summer days and prolongingharvest, allowing for more complexity in the resulting wines. Bob has beeninvolved since the beginning in designing the winery to create the bestexpressions of food-friendly releases from the surrounding forty-two acres.Creating wines which go well with food means approaching the vineyardand winemaking with an eye towards acid levels: “You want the fruit toshine forth,” remarks Bob. “And when you have that crispness from theacidity, it really makes the wines go well with food.” This also meansworking with vineyards in the mid-Valley so that higher alcohols and theirdeleterious effects on food-and-wine matches are kept at bay. The awardwinning“Cal-Ital” wines have not disappointed, and given the wide rangeof wines Bob makes for Andretti Winery, there’s something for everyone.Do yourself a favor and travel over to Big Ranch Road and try the results ofBob’s forty-plus vintages for yourself – you’ll be glad you did. Enjoy!22Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK‘Ancient Myths and VineyardLight’ Photography Exhibitto Open at Mumm Napa®New Exhibit Runs March 10 - October 14 in Napa ValleyA new exhibit, opening March 10 at Mumm Napa’s Fine ArtPhotography Gallery, comes to life with a stunning exploration ofphotographs of ancient African myths and photographer JanisMiglavs’ vineyard-related work. The exhibit is titled “Ancient Mythsand Vineyard Light” and will be open to the public at Mumm Napawinery in Rutherford through October 14.The African Myths and Vineyard Light photography exhibit willinclude color photographs of world-class vineyards and photo-illustrationsthat narrate some of Africa’s “undiscovered myths.” Miglavs’fine art photographs show some of the world’s best vineyards in a visuallystimulating way, with dramatic pops of color and intense lightingand shadows. Said to be the only person to have recorded such information,his photo-illustrations of African myths were inspired by histravels to African villages, where he learned of local legends and archetypaldreams from village shamans, witchdoctors and storytellers.Miglavs has been teaching and studying photography for many yearsand has continued to pursue his interest in wine professionally. Hiswork will be available for purchase at the exhibit.The Ancient Myths and Vineyard Light exhibit opens with asparkling wine reception at Mumm Napa on March 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are open to the public. There isno charge to view the exhibit or attend the reception. Mumm NapaWinery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. The visitorcenter and fine art photography gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.daily. For additional information on visiting the winery and itsexhibits, call (707) 967-7700 or access the Mumm Napa website atwww.mummnapa.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 23


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKON THE COVERROMBAUER VINEYARDSROMBAUER VINEYARDSOpen daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.3522 Silverado Trail, St. Helena(707) 963-5170 | www.rombauervineyards.comFollow Rombauer Vineayrds on Facebook and Twitter!BY CHARLES NEAVEThe hilltop aerie of Rombauer Vineyards is more than slightlyemblematic of the wines this property produces. It is nothyperbole to say that their wines are at the pinnacle of thebottlings produced not only in the Napa Valley, but anywhere onthe planet.The tasting room and winery are built over a mile of caves thatreach into the hillside, and it is there that the wine ages in the bestconditions, protected naturally from variables such as humidityand temperature. The fact that the winery sits amongst some ofthe region’s most coveted vineyard real estate is not to be forgotteneither.Then there are the wines. Rombauer wines are always placed atthe top of the rankings in wine publications and, even moreimportantly, in customer loyalty. If you have any doubt about this,visit the tasting room any day of the week and look at theenthusiasts that fill the room. “Wine is something that truly shouldbe enjoyed,” they say. And, Rombauer puts a lot of care intomaking drinkable wines and that one word, “drinkable,” is the keyto their winemaking philosophy.As Sheana Rombauer said recently, “The specialty red wines ofRombauer Vineyards are the 2007 Proprietor Selection ‘Block 9’Merlot and the 2005 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon.They are limited-production bottlings sold only at the winery.Then there is the incredibly popular, limited edition, Le Meilleurdu Chai “Best of the Cellar.” It’s a classic Bordeaux-style blend of49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Cabernet Franc and 4% Merlot.“We also have our 2006 Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignonand a new release, the 2009 Joy Late Harvest Chardonnay in half(375 ml) bottles, which we are very excited about.”And if you ever want to start a conversation with a totalstranger, take any bottle of Rombauer to a local restaurant.Without fail someone nearby will remark on how they, too, are afan of this wine, and it is also likely they will have a story to tell,an anecdote – perhaps even a glass – to share. It is also testimonyto this “drinkability” commitment that you can, in fact, takevirtually any wine available at the tasting room, purchase it atnoon and enjoy it with dinner that night. Of course, ageing is awonderful thing, but with the wines from Koerner Rombauer’sfamily owned and operated winery, it is an option, not a writtenin-stonenecessity.The wines produced up there on the knoll top includeoutstanding Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot and a collection ofCabernet Sauvignons. All are what could be called “food friendly,”which is appreciated by those who believe that good food and finewine should stand as compliments to each other, to be enjoyedside-by-side.24 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK26WILSON WINERYopen Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg1-800- 433-4602 | www.wilsonwinery.comWINEMAKER PROFILEDIANE WILSONA Time to ShineA rising star in Sonoma County winemaking since the moment thather initial release in 1994 garnered a Best of Class, Diane Wilson hasbeen the winemaker to watch. With an outstanding track record ofawards over the years, and recognized as one of the most talentedwinemakers in California, this is Diane’s time to shine. Winning theSweepstakes for Best Red Wine (the third time in seven years!) at theSonoma County Harvest Fair (October 2011) with her outstandingZinfandel, she moved on into November by receiving 91 points onthree wines in the Wine Spectator, again on her fantastic Dry CreekValley Zinfandels. And if these accolades weren’t enough, Diane won anunprecedented quantity of three Best of Class awards and waspresented with the prestigious honors of “Best of Show” and “Best Wineby a Women Winemaker” in December’s International Women’sWinemaking Competition. The New Year brought twenty-one overallmedals from the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition,including nine gold or double gold awards and featuring some newwinners in the Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon categories andsolidifying the fact that this woman is an exceptional winemaker.With vineyards named after family members, each harvest bringssomething new for the small-lot, single-vineyard designate winemakerat Wilson Winery. Known in the area for her amazing Zinfandels,Diane Wilson has branched out into different varietals for the newboutique wineries that she and husband Ken have purchased in thepast few years. Adding new wines to her portfolio, she has had funapplying known techniques and learning new practices toaccommodate their expansion.Local to the North Bay, Diane is an avid runner, and accompanied bycompanion Molly, her Border Collie, she runs the local trails and pathsof beauty in Sonoma County. She enjoys her garden, using what shegrows for her savory family meals. Diane loves to discover how foodflavors pair with wine, and is often found assessing flavors for varietalpairings, or creating recipes for hors d’oeuvres to serve at wineryevents. Diane’s innate talent and sense of smell have contributed to themaking of her award-winning wines and have also staved off somedisasters! This year, she averted a house fire due to her amazing senseof smell.As a winemaker, Diane spends time honing her craft, learning fromother esteemed winemakers, and researching methods to keep her aucourant with the newest cellaring and winemaking practices. With nextyear’s vintages still in the barrel, and already tasting like gold medalwinners, one can only guess what amazing wines this next release willbring. One thing is for sure; Diane will continue to add to her evergrowingwine accolades portfolio and produce some of the best winescoming out of Sonoma County, California.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Celebrate The Napa Valley Collection with Four Weeks ofWinery Art Crawls, Tours and Tastings in The Legendary Napa ValleyThroughout the month of April, the second annual Napa ValleyArts in April celebrates The Napa Valley Collection: the famedwine region’s other collection of priceless vintages – significant 20thand 21st century artwork. Winery art collections include work bynotable contemporary painters Francis Bacon and Jean Dubuffet, aswell as sculptors George Rickey and Richard Serra. Napa Valley Artsin April 2012 celebrates the Napa Valley Collection by letting madabout-artwinemakers collaborate with collection curators andfavorite artists to turn the Napa Valley into a month-long art and winecrawl, made up of a variety of interactive art programs, curator-ledtours, special exhibitions and inspired tastings. Many winery artactivities are complimentary, and neighboring lodging establishmentsand spas welcome guests to complement Napa Valley Arts in Aprilhappenings with special offers from the best in wine, food and wellness.The Napa Valley Arts in April festivities progress geographicallyweek by week; beginning with Calistoga (April 1-7), followed by St.Helena and Rutherford (April 9-15), Oakville and Yountville (April 16-22), and finally Napa, Carneros and American Canyon (April 23-30).Calistoga, the Valley’s northernmost region kicks off Napa ValleyArts in April on April 1. Throughout the Calistoga week, local wineriesshowcase impressive collections including the amazing sculpture,WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNapa Valley Arts in April TM Joins Fine Wine with 20th, 21st Century Artpainting, and decorative objects collection at Clos Pegase.From April 9-15, wineries around St. Helena and Rutherford takecenter stage, featuring an exclusive exhibition of photography atMarkham Vineyards by photojournalist Baron Wolman, Rolling Stonemagazine’s first chief photographer. This week only, original contactsheets belonging to Mr. Wolman’s personal collection will be on view.From April 16-22, wineries in Oakville and Yountville showcasepermanent and rotating exhibitions, such as Robert Mondavi Winery’spermanent collection that holds work by Francis Bacon and a rotatingexhibition space currently showing Napa Valley artist Nancy Willis’monotypes and paintings.April 23-30, Napa, Carneros and American Canyon’s art-focusedwineries include The Hess Collection, which is displaying a selectionof Donald Hess’ personal modern and contemporary collectionincluding artwork by artists Robert Motherwell and MagdalenaAbakanowicz (see page 36).A full list and detailed map of participating wineries, as well as avariety of art viewing and wine tasting special offers, can be downloadedat the official Legendary Napa Valley website. Maps and informationare also available at all participating wineries, the Napa ValleyWelcome Center, all chambers of commerce offices and many otherlocations throughout the Napa Valley.For more information on Napa Valley Arts in April special offersand opportunities, visit www.LegendaryNapaValley.com.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com27


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK28TURNBULL WINE CELLARSopen Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.See ad on page 23 for 2-for-1 tasting in the Main tasting and retail room8210 Saint helena highway, oakville(707) 963-5839 | www.turnbullwines.comTURNBULL WINE CELLARSPhotography and Wine are Truly Divine!BY JoSh SteinLovers of photography and wine can sometimes find it difficult to bringthese two passions together outside of their own homes on a regular basis, butthat is most definitely not the case at Turnbull Wine Cellars, where those whoenjoy fine art, photography and site-specific, single-vineyard red wines won’tever want to leave! It’s a feast for all the senses.Founded in 1979 as Johnson Turnbull Vineyards, the name and logo weremodified slightly after the winery changed hands to publisher Patrick O’Dellin 1993, resulting in today’s Turnbull Wine Cellars and its well-knownMinoan “turning bull.” Current owner O’Dell’s background is evident in thephotography collection, and it’s his insistence on enjoying two of his passionstogether which makes Turnbull stand apart – and the great wines themselves,of course! Two options for tasting are always available, and while the currentLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSContinuedrelease room with its high wood ceiling, skylights and French-dooredgarden views are quite attractive, it’s the Reserve Room that draws meback every time.On the art side, the winery presents two exhibitions a year in TheReserve Room Gallery, drawing from more than 4,000 pieces byrenowned photographers, including work from Ansel Adams,Margaret Bourke White, Walker Evans, Yousuf Karsh, DorotheaLange, Herb Ritts and Edward Weston. The space’s cathedral ceiling,exposed beams, antique bar and barrels highlight one of the WestCoast’s largest permanent photography locales. Through the end ofMarch, the space hosts “Abstract Visions: A Brett WestonRetrospective,” and the new “Birds of the World” exhibit opens April14th in conjunction with the Napa Arts and Napa Valley DestinationCouncils’ “Arts in April” events. Running through September, thisnew exhibit features the work of George Edwards, John Gould, JohnJames Audubon, and Mark Catesby, among others. Admission to thegallery, by the way, is always complimentary, so the sober driver ornon-imbiber won’t feel left out one bit.The reserve wines are equally as stellar as the artwork and thebarrels containing subsequent vintages they’re tasted alongside andbeing able to taste horizontals of the same variety – CabernetSauvignon – as expressed through three different vineyards –Amoneus, Fortuna and Leopoldina – is quite a treat as each bottlingshows off unique characteristics derived from its vineyard’s soil,elevation, micro-climate and a whole host of other elements all bestsummed up as simply “terroir.” Equally, in being able to taste Merlotand Cabernet Franc bottlings from the same vineyards, the impact ofterroir on all wines is also made clear. It’s quite the tasting and not tobe missed.The wines above, and many others, have won a considerableamount of acclaim – a half dozen have recently received excellentscores above 90 from the major publications, for example – but it’sthe variety of wines available – a good two dozen or so – incombination with the variety of art also there to be enjoyed withthem that makes a visit to Turnbull Wine Cellars truly memorable. Ifthat’s not enough to get you to stop by, it’s spring, which means newreleases, including the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and the limited, tastingroom-only2011 Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon – both just perfect forparties and picnics – are now available, too. There are all kinds ofgreat places throughout the Valley, but do yourself a favor and stop inat Turnbull the next time you’re here. Once you pull off of Highway29, you’ll feel pulled into a whole different way of seeing – andenjoying – great wines. Enjoy!www.WineCountryThisWeek.com29


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKJUDD’S HILL WINERYPlay Winemaker for the Day!30JUDD’S HILLopen daily by appointment only 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.2332 Silverado trail, napa(707) 255-2332 | www.juddshill.comWhat’s your favorite red wine? Whatever that wine happens tobe, one thing is certain; it took years of effort to get it from grape toglass. The vineyard manager spends months toiling among thevines, and then the winemaker spends more months in the cellarconverting beautifully ripened grapes into a deliciously fermentedelixir. Finally, the wine is aged for years in oak barrels, racked,topped off and subtly adjusted along the way. And after all theseyears of hard work and diligent attention to minute details, there isstill a vital step left to do… the final blend! And at Judd’s HillWinery and MicroCrush, that’s where you come in!In 2009, the Finkelstein family of Judd’s Hill had the forwardthinkingidea of creating a “Bottle Blending Day Camp”experience (BBDC for short), during which visitors to their winery,located at the southern end of Napa’s Silverado Trail, can actuallycraft their own, personal, Napa Valley Bordeaux-style blend. Thewines used for this blending experience currently include barrellots of two Cabernet Sauvignons, each from a different vineyard,plus a Merlot and Cabernet Franc, all from Napa Valley’s yet to bereleased 2010 vintage.Judd’s Hill Winery and MicroCrush specializes in making smalllots of hand-crafted wines for their Judd’s Hill label, and for dozensof their Custom MicroCrush clients. Although it takes years toconvert clusters of grapes into a ready-to-drink bottle of red wine,blending finished wine is an important part of the winemakingprocess that can be accomplished in just an hour or two.These BBDC experiences are led by one of their extremelyknowledgeable Blending Guides and take about 2-1/2 hours tocomplete. During the session, blenders will be guided through theintricacies of creating a wine best suited to their personal taste,explaining and demystifying the process along the way. Once afavored cuvée has been decided upon and a name is chosen, thenewly minted wine-blenders will complete the process by handbottling,labeling and “spinning” foil capsules onto the bottlenecks.The wine is then ready to take home the same day. It’s a great wayto spend a few hours in wine country and is sure to increase anywine lover’s knowledge and appreciation for every bottle of winethey enjoy in the future. The Bottle Blending Day Camp at Judd’sHill has several options: $225 enables you to take home threefinished bottles of wine; $395 results in six bottles; $695 is a 12-bottle adventure. A 24-case, full-barrel option, is also available(bottling will be at a later date). Sessions can be scheduled for anyday of the week, and 24 hours advanced notice is usually sufficientfor groups as large as eight. Group sizes ranging from 10-100participants can be accommodated with more advanced notice.Reservations can be made by calling the winery at (707) 255-2332or visiting their website at www.juddshill.com.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKThe Big Gay Train Returns to Napa Valley March 31All-Gay Winemakers’ Dinner returns to Napa ValleyOn the Napa Valley Wine TrainOut In The Vineyard and the Napa Valley Wine Train are pleasedto announce the return of the one-of-a-kind-experience, The (Bigger)Gay Train, a food and wine event. On Saturday, March 31st, localLGBT Winemakers will be pouring their wines paired with theinspired cuisine of Executive Chef Kelly MacDonald.The evening be filled with unforgettable memories on the rails ofNapa Valley, aboard the legendary Wine Train. As the train departs,guests will enjoy a multiple course meal paired with wines from LGBTWinemakers found in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. SarahBennett, Navarro Vineyards; Greg Bjornstad, Bjorstad Cellars; MarkLyon, Sebastiani Vineyards; and Jeff Durham and Joey Wolosz,Gentleman Farmer Wines, will be on board to meet and greetthroughout the evening.Due to last year's overwhelming response we are creating a moreexpansive event. In this case bigger is better and a lot more fun!Join Out In The Vineyard and the Napa Valley Wine Train for atruly remarkable experience.The Big Gay Train Dinner is a new multiple-course menu designedby Wine Train Chef, Kelly Macdonald, and paired with LGBT Winemakersfrom Napa and Sonoma valleysCheck in time is at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $160 for the GourmetExpress Car or $175 for the VIP Vista Dome Car. More information isavailable at winetrain.com/big-gay-train. Reservations can be made bycalling the Napa Valley Wine Train at 1-800-427-4124.The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most unique and bestNapa restaurants. This top dining establishment is housed in anantique train that runs on 25-miles of track in the heart of the NapaValley. The train itself has two engines, three kitchens on board and acollection of early 20th century rail cars that are pure Americana. Itoffers guests great regional food and fabulous, hard-to-find wines.Enjoy winery tours, wine tasting on board and celebrity winemakerdinners. A great place to celebrate your special moments, or just toenjoy everyday life. For more information, go to winetrain.com.L O D G I N GLook for more lodging options onwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comNAPA VALLEYCANDLELIGHT INNPrivate baths; tV/phone and Ac; two-personmarble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies ordecks; three-course gourmet breakfast, horsd’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious30'x60'; swimming pool1045 Easum Drive, Napa1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com32NAPA VALLEYPINK MANSIONthe perfect napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room,lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting, large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi,in-room massage and facials available. 1-800-238-74651415 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga www.pinkmansion.comBRANNAN COTTAGE INNSix spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths,queen-size beds and a refrigerator. two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisionsas well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertimevisits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings.109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.netwww.brannancottageinn.com (707) 942-4200SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERNLEDSON HOTELSluxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated roomswith king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies.Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.comSONOMA COUNTY– COASTINN AT THE TIDESBay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub,fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available;continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.comSONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERNVINTNERS INNforty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-25844350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.comCALDERWOOD INNAn historic Victorian inn in the heart of healdsburg25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg 1-800-600-5444innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 707-431-1110FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEYHILTON GARDEN INN2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900Fairfieldwww.hiltongardeninn.comHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797Fairfieldwww.hiexpress.comMONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTLONE OAK LODGEWithin minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.comFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSRoger Trinchero Recently Accepted Patriot AwardTrinchero Family Estates Recognized for itsSupport of Employees Serving in the MilitaryTrinchero Family Estates announced ViceChairman and CEO, Roger Trinchero, hasaccepted the Patriot Award for the company’ssupport of the National Guard and ReserveForces. The Patriot Award is given by theEmployer Support of the Guard and Reserve(ESGR), a Department of Defense organization,to companies with personnel policiesbenefiting employees serving in the UnitedStates Armed Forces.Roger Trinchero, a Vietnam veteran, wasnominated for the award by Christopher F.Burton, a Major serving in the United StatesArmy Reserve, currently deployed on activeduty. Burton, a Sutter Home Winery tastingroom employee for the past several years,was pulled from retirement in 2009 to servetwo tours in Iraq. He currently is stationed inAlabama. Trinchero Family Estates policysupports Chris and other veterans by holdingtheir jobs for them, providing guaranteedRoger Trincheroemployment when they return from theirduties.“The men and women serving Americadeserve to be honored and supported whilethey are out protecting our country, riskinglife and limb,” said Roger Trinchero. “We arehonored to support Chris during his time inthe Army, and if we can be an example toother companies on how to support theseamazing employees – who also happen to betroops – we are happy to do so.”The Employer Support of the Guard andReserve (ESGR) department conducts anawards program designed to recognizeemployers that support a strong NationalGuard and Reserve Force. Employers qualifyfor recognition by practicing leadership andpersonnel policies that support employeeparticipation in the Guard and Reserve. TheESGR was established in 1972 and has recognizedthousands of American companies fortheir support of the military.For more information on TrincheroFamily Estates, visit www.tfewines.com andfor further information about ESGR and thePatriot Award visit www.ESGR.org.Visit Trinchero Napa Valley at 3070 NorthSt. Helena Highway or Sutter Home Wineryat 277 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!33


Wine Tasting inS U I S U N V A L L E YMembership in Vezér Wine ClubWhen people join the Vezér Family Vineyard wine club, they tendto not let their membership go. In fact, Vezér has one of the highestclub retentions of all time. There are many reasons to join other thanthe award-winning wine shipments and the benefits that give you VIPstatus and recognition. There’s ambiance that you cannot get anywhereelse, free tastings for up to four people, a private tasting room and clubroom onsite, ATV tours, free wine club pick-up parties with live music,exceptional food and wine served right from the barrels.Winter pick-up parties are usually barrel burning events, roastinglinguica, Hungarian paprika bacon and sausages from all over theworld, accompanied by hearty Zins, some seductive Cabernets, PetiteSirah and Barrel Room Select Blends. And try roasting s’mores over theopen fire while tasting some of the finest white and ruby Ports.At the spring and summer pick-up parties there are outdoor movies,barbecues and live music in the gardens, either at the Private Ranch orthe quaint Western Village of Mankas Corner. Throughout the year,there are special concerts and formal dinners. The wine club, due tothe limited production and intimate settings, is anticipated to becapped at 1,000 members. The club consists of 250 spots for Chieftains– VIP Chairmen’s, and 750 Elite members and these two quotasare quickly filling up. Stop by and visit the Vezérs and join either clubat the tasting room or join online at www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com.S U I S U NV A L L E YW I N E R I E S34Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


The Napa Back RoadIt’s a Silver Celebration for 2012 Solano Wine & Food JubileeThe 2012 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee will celebrate its 25thanniversary when the event returns to the Nut Tree Complex inVacaville on April 27. In honor of this silver celebration, eventorganizers promise an array of enhancements that should makethe Wine & Food Jubilee – already Solano County’s must-dosocial event of the year – an even hotter ticket to obtain.The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is the primary fund-raisingevent for the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, andover the past 24 years the gala affair has raised more than $2million. These funds have enabled NorthBay to provide physical,emotional and spiritual care for the terminally ill, allowing thesepatients – and their families – to live their final days as peacefullyand as comfortably as possible.The Jubilee, as the area’s premiere food and wine tasting event,will offer ticket-holders an opportunity to spend hours tasting anarray of sweet and savory foods from the region’s most notablerestaurants and food merchants, paired with pourings fromnumerous top-flight wineries and breweries.There are also several exciting new 25th anniversary twistsplanned, including a raffle with $35,000 in cash and prizes. Thetop prize in the raffle is an Electra Glide Ultra Limited motorcyclein Vivid Black donated by Harley-Davidson ($23,999 MSRP), and$11,000 in additional cash prizes. Making this deal even moreenticing is the “buy two, get the third free” offer.The 2012 Silent Auction is sure to include many “25-themed”items, including such things as signed movie posters, an entirestart-up wine cellar, sporting event tickets, exotic jewelry, artwork,travel opportunities and wine-tasting events.The Time Bandits, the area’s most popular and in-demandband, returns for the 2012 event. This nine-piece rhythm andDon’t Miss Suisun Valley Wine CountryIf this is one of your many visits to the wine country, you areno doubt looking for something a little different. So why notchange things up and take the road less travelled through SuisunValley “The Napa Back Road”. We all no doubt have our favorites,but we are always looking to one up our friends back home. Yes,that never ending search for something new and refreshing, butstill preserving all that made you first fall in love with the whole“Wine Country Experience.”If you are staying in downtown Napa, do you realize you arejust approximately 15 to 20 minutes away from a valley thatpreserved what Napa was in the 1960s? However, the wines atsuch places like Vezer Family Vineyard and the Blue Victorianblues and rock band is known for their mastery of dance tunesfrom the ‘70s to today, and they may be joined by several specialguests.As in the past, the event will be held under an enormous tent,through a joint arrangement with Total Home & Garden Show.This year, the show will be held at the Nut Tree the weekendbefore the Jubilee, from April 20 to 22. This large venue meansthere will be plenty of food, wine and brew vendors on hand.Organizers will also offer a limited number of “VIP Table forEight” packages that include many of the benefits afforded VIPticket-holders – early admittance, special treats on arrival, andaccess to the “VIP Lounge” – for $1,000. This reserved packagemust be purchased before March 23, 2012.The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee’s Presenting Sponsors for2012 are Patt & Al Shaw, Dr. Lee Freeman, Burger King Restaurants,Gold’s Gym, Iron Steed Harley-Davidson and the Nut Tree.The event benefits NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, whichprovides its services to all regardless of their ability to pay, andincludes access to an integrated program of physical, emotionaland spiritual care for the terminally ill.Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and for aminimum of $1,000 a sponsor can enjoy early entrance to theJubilee, an invitation to a private reception at the event, hotelaccommodations and limousine service.The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, a black tie-optional affair(denim discouraged), gets under way at the Nut Tree Complexbeginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, for those ages 21 and over, mustbe purchased in advance and are $75 each, or $100 at the door,if still available. To purchase tickets, call (707) 646-3133, or goonline at www.wineandfoodjubilee.org.Winery take advantage of both the old traditions, such as 100%hand punched down wines, along with implementing the importantnew techniques learned from those great California winemakersover the last 50 years.This Suisun Valley has been a long-time held secret in the winecountry. In fact, many of the locals try to continue this secret,simply because it is where they go to still experience those oldfeelings of days gone by. Suisun Valley is where you can findwines that would sell for over $150 a bottle at the popular betterknown tourist destinations in Napa, for $30 to $60. These samewines have 94, 95 and 97 point rankings and medals from thegreatest national and international competitions!Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com35


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKArtist Lynn Hershman Leeson Brings !WAR To Napa ValleyAward-Winning Women Art Revolution FilmDebuts At The Hess Collection –Arts Council Benefit Features Artist ConversationWith Forum’s Michael KrasnyA moving collection of interviewswith female artists recordedover four decades by artist LynnHershman Leeson captures thehistory of women in contemporaryart, in their own, often contentiousretelling of the impact of the feministart movement that dates to thebeginning of the women’s liberationand civil rights movements ofLynn Hershmanthe 1960s. The award-winning film, featuring a rousing score by CarrieBrownstein, will debut in the West Galley of the Hess Art Collection atThe Hess Collection Winery on Saturday, April 28 in a major fundraiserfor the Arts Council of Napa Valley, part of the Napa Valley Artsin April celebration organized by the Napa Valley DestinationCouncil.The Arts Council benefit begins with a garden wine reception atThe Hess Collection at 3 p.m., followed by a conversation with artistLeeson in the West Gallery of the Hess Art Collection led by popularKQED Forum host Michael Krasny. The 83-minute film follows.Later, an exclusive dinner with limited seating with artist Leeson andMichael Krasny will further benefit the Arts Council.Tickets, priced at $100, and further information are available atwww.womenartrevolutionbenefit.eventbrite.com. For informationabout the exclusive dinner, which is a separate event and ticket, contactAshley Cox at acox@hesscollection.com or (707) 255-1144 x-226.Ms. Leeson has long-been among the most popular artists at TheHess Art Collection, where her displayed work includes America’sFinest #2, DiNA, Cyberroberta, A Room of One’s Own and Roberta36D O W N T O W NN A P ABreitmore. Often, her work is interactive and challenges the viewer. Inall, Donald Hess has acquired 17 works by the artist.!WAR was selected as one of the three best documentaries of 2011by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and is an official selectionof the Sundance, Berlin, San Francisco, Toronto and HumanRights Watch Film Festivals.Synopsis of !WAR (Women Art Revolution)An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of FeministArt, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-exploredmovement through conversations, observations, archival footage andworks of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting fromits roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film detailsmajor developments in women’s art through the 1970s and exploreshow the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted inwhat is now widely regarded asthe most significant art movementof the late 20th century.For more than forty years, filmmakerLynn Hershman Leeson(Teknolust, Strange Culture) hascollected a plethora of interviewswith her contemporaries — andshaped them into an intimateportrayal of their fight to breakdown barriers facing women bothin the art world and society atlarge. With a rousing score bySleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein,!W.A.R. features MirandaJuly, The Guerilla Girls, YvonneRainer, Judy Chicago, MarinaAbramovic, Yoko Ono, CindySherman, Barbara Kruger, B. RubyRich, Ingrid Sischy, CaroleeSchneemann, Miriam Schapiro,Marcia Tucker and countless othergroundbreaking figures.Tickets For !WAR Arts In AprilBenefit are available online atwww.womenartrevolutionbenefit.eventbrite.com.For details, goto www.womenartrevolution.com.The Hess Collection is locatedon the top of the mountain at4411 Redwood Road. The tastingroom is open daily from 10 a.m. to5:30 p.m. Call (707) 255-1144 orgo to www.hesscollection.com formore information on The HessCollection wines, the museum orspecial events.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNapa Valley’s 3rd Annual ‘Wine Auction on the Lawn’ Moves to Bigger VenueThe Third Annual Wine Auction on the Lawn will be heldSunday, May 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Charles Krug/Peter MondaviFamily Winery in St. Helena. A live auction is being added to thesilent auction of sought-after wines. Baba Ken Okulolo of TheNigerian Brothers and Nigeria’s top bassist will be the featuredmusical guest.The Napa casual fundraising event that started on the lawn ofChris and Christina Madrigal, proprietors of Madrigal Estate Winery,north of St. Helena, has outgrown its original venue. Peter and KatieMondavi, proprietors of Charles Krug/Peter Mondavi Family and cofoundersof the event, are opening the much bigger lawn of theirhistoric St. Helena winery to the public in support of the Foundationfor African Medicine & Education (FAME).In early 2012, Katie Mondavi, who served on the clinical facultyof Stanford and as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF,will be returning to Tanzania to work in FAME’s bush clinics and atits newly opened hospital.Peter and Katie Mondavi, proprietors of Charles Krug/PeterMondavi Family; Chris and Christina Madrigal, proprietors ofMadrigal Estate Winery; and Rudy and Rita von Strasser, proprietorsof von Strasser Winery, began hosting the Wine Auction on the Lawnin 2010. They established FAME Napa Valley, a registered non-profit,in support of FAME, which provides consistent, quality medicalservices in Tanzania to one of the poorest and most medically-underservedareas of the world. Last year’s auction provided funding for75% of the meds distributed by FAME.Charles Krug/Peter Mondavi Family Winery is located at 2800Main Street/Highway 29 in St. Helena and is open daily from 10:30a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 967-2229 or visitthe website at www.charleskrug.comS T . H E L E N A38Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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Getting to Napa ValleytrAVel tiMefroM MileS (Average) (Peak)golden gate Bridge 50 60 100Bay Bridge 50 60 90Sacramento 60 70 90Santa rosa 40 60 70Getting around Napa ValleyDowntown napa to Yountville 10 15 20Yountville to St. helena 10 15 30St. helena to calistoga 10 10 15calistoga to Alexander Valley 25 35 45Downtown napa to Sonoma Plaza 15 20 2540www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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Welcome toY O U N T V I L L E19th Annual Taste of Yountville Weekend Celebration BringsWorld-Famous Food, Wine and Fine Art Events to the Napa ValleyPopular Weekend Features Wine Country Block Partywith Yountville’s Celebrated Restaurants and Wineries,along with Napa Valley Open Studio Artists EventsYountville, the “culinary capital” of the Napa Valley, will host the19th Annual Taste of Yountville weekend celebration on March 23 and24 to showcase the town’s finest food, wine and arts. Taste ofYountville will culminate in a town-wide block party on Saturday,March 24 in which food and wine lovers can sip and sample localfavorites while taking a stroll along picturesque Washington Street.In addition to Saturday’s signature block party event, the Taste ofYountville weekend will play host to several special events throughoutYountville, including local fine arts events hosted by the YountvilleArts Committee, special cooking demonstrations and guided tours ofThe French Laundry’s garden.Friday, March 23As part of the NapaStyle Culinary Classroom series, NapaStyle willhost a special cooking demonstration featuring James Beard Awardwinner, New York Times best-selling author and NBC’s “Biggest Loser”Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg, RD. The event at V Marketplace 1870 is$50 per person and runs from 4 to 6 p.m. For tickets and more information,visit www.napastyle.com/culinary or call (707) 945-1229.The Yountville Arts Committee will also present the popular Tasteof Yountville Show & Sale Artist Reception hosted by Napa ValleyOpen Studio Artists from 5 to 8 p.m. The artist reception will be a oneof-a-kindopportunity to meet 30 of Napa Valley’s most prestigiouslocal artists, and view their work on display, including fine art,ceramics, glass, jewelry and mixed media, at the Yountville CommunityCenter. Guests can also enjoy live music by local musician KimKelly, wines from Yountville wineries, including Jessup Cellars, Somerston,Cornerstone and Hope & Grace Winery, and a cheese feast ofunique local and international cheeses chosen and presented by NapaValley’s own “Danger Men Cooking.” Admission is $10 and all workswill be available for purchase during the two-day sale throughSaturday, March 24, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting theYountville Arts Committee. For more information, visit the website atwww.napavalleyopenstudios.info/taste-of-yountville.html.Saturday, March 24The weekend will culminate with the feature event, the 19thAnnual Taste of Yountville block party, where the town’s acclaimedrestaurants and wineries will offer savory bites, micro brews andwine along pedestrian-friendly Washington Street . The event,hosted by ABC7 News Arts and Entertainment Reporter DonSanchez, will take place from noon to 5 p.m., and admission is free.42 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


ContinuedTasting tickets to experience many of Yountville’s restaurants and dozens of Napa Valleywineries are only $1 each.Taste of Yountville block party restaurant participants have previously included: BistroJeanty, Bouchon, Bottega, etoile at Domaine Chandon, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, Lucy restaurantand bar at Bardessono, NapaStyle Paninoteca, Pacific Blues and Redd. Past participatingwineries are: Bell Wine Cellars, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Domaine Chandon, Girard Winery,Cornerstone Cellars, Goosecross Cellars, Hopper Creek Winery, Jessup Cellars and SomerstonWine Company.A special garden tour of The French Laundry’s two-acre culinary masterpiece by culinarygardener Tucker Taylor is also available (weather permitting, check website for details). Inaddition, a one-day Passport will be available to visitors to get stamped along the event routeduring Taste of Yountville for a chance to win special prizes at day’s end.Key sponsors of the event include the Yountville Chamber of Commerce, the Town ofYountville, KVON 1440 AM and 99.3 THE VINE, Bardessono and V Marketplace 1870. Formore information and updates on events, visitwww.yountville.com or Yountville’s Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/YountvilleChamber.About YountvilleNestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Yountville wasthe site of Napa Valley’s first planted vines in 1838. Hometo world-renowned restaurants and award-winning chefs,Yountville is the region’s paramount culinary scene with sixMICHELIN stars. An ideal base for the avid oenophile,Yountville’s microclimate pedigree has its own AmericanViticultural Area (AVA) and offers more than 24 unparalleledwineries and producers. Yountville is home to 11premium hotel properties, the county’s only hot airballooning launch, five National Register of Historic Placessites as well as shopping, galleries and performing arts.Located approximately 55 miles north of San Francisco,visitors can arrive via scenic Highway 29 or via NapaCounty Airport, Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK) orSan Francisco (SFO) international airports. For more informationand travel inquiries, contact the YountvilleChamber of Commerce at (707) 944-0904 or visitwww.Yountville.com.YOUNTVILLEwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com43


Welcome toC A L I S T O G ACalistoga Spring Jazz Festival Celebrates Return of SpringThe Napa Valley town of Calistogawill usher in the spring season with theinaugural Calistoga Spring Jazz Festival,March 10 and 11. Under a main tent inthe heart of downtown, Calistoga willturn into a veritable jazz club as someof California’s best live jazz bands rollout their sultry sounds.The Calistoga Chamber ofCommerce has put together a full rosterof notable acts that will perform in themain tent from noon to 6 p.m.,Saturday, March 10. The day’s eventsinclude wine tasting from over twodozen top wineries, as well as food tastings.Sunday, March 11, visitors canpartake in delectable morning or earlyafternoon brunches at several localeateries, which will host more livemusic.The TalentCalistoga welcomes a talented lineup of jazz greats to performthroughout the day including Portland area saxophonist DevinPhillips, a New Orleans native. Also, the magnetic Rhonda Benin,whose alluring vocals combine jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues,will sing, and acoustic instrumentalist Rolando Morales will performa range of selections from classical or flamenco-inspired instrumentalsto fiery Latin-jazz. Vocalist Kenny Washington, also hailing fromNew Orleans, will share rapid-fire scats and effortless, smooth jazzvocals and LA crooner Billy Valentine will round out the entertainment.Additional musicians willheadline at multiple locationsdowntown.Wine and DineThe cost of admission to theSpring Jazz Festival on March 10will include the fine jazz andfood, as well as wine tastings.More than two dozen top winerieswill pour, including: B Cellars,Castello di Amorosa, JerichoCanyon Vineyard, Sterling Vineyardsand V. Sattui Winery, amongothers. Several local restaurants,including Calistoga Kitchen, AllSeasons Bistro, Boskos Trattoria,JoLe and others, will providesample bites of local cuisine.C A L I S T O G A44www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Plan a Visit to Old Faithful Geyser of Californiaby Alexandra Charsley“Isn’t Old Faithful in Yellowstone?” That’s whatmy husband asked when I told him we were goingfor a visit! I was surprised to learn that there areactually three “Old Faithful” geysers in the worldwith one being right here in Napa Valley. The term“Old Faithful” refers to geysers that erupt onregular intervals. Water for the Old FaithfulGeyser of California comes from an undergroundriver. When this water flows over the hot moltenmagma deep in the earth, it boils and expands andis collected in large cavities. Under tremendouspressure from the heat, the superheated water is forced through thefractures and erupts with an outpouring of steam followed by hotspewing water.Palm trees and thick bamboo surrounds the geyser and makes fora relaxing setting. There are picnic tables with umbrellas and acovered seating area with excellent views of the geyser. The gift shopstocks ice cream bars, chips, and a variety of drinks to hold you overwhile you wait but since we are in wine country and there’s no limiton what you can bring in, why not stop off at one of the wonderfulwineries along the way and pick up a gourmetlunch and a bottle of bubbly?When you go, their staff will tell you how oftento expect Old Faithful to blow. The day we went itwas every five to ten minutes but could take up to30 to 40 minutes before you see the eruption ofsteam and scalding water spraying up to 60 feet inthe air. While you anticipate the next showing,check out the other on-site attractions.Wishing wells that were once used as hotmineral therapy pools remain on the grounds andcontain some interesting facts. They have an informativeexhibit area on geyser eruptions and earthquakepredictions and also a brief history of the town of Calistoga. Ashort walk away you will find their petting zoo featuring theTennessee Fainting Goats, Jacob’s Four Horn Sheep and GuardLlamas.Old Faithful Geyser of California is a great way to spend an afternoonin wine country and their gift shop is full of Old Faithful andNapa Valley themed souvenirs. They are open daily year round from9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $3 forkids ages six to 12 and children under age six are free.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 45


Travelling to Santa RosatrAVel tiMefroM MileS (Average) (Peak)golden gate Bridge 49 50 90Sacramento 104 110 150Downtown napa 42 60 77Travelling around Sonoma CountyDowntown Santa rosa to Sonoma Plaza 22 35 40Downtown Santa rosa to healdsburg 16 20 30healdsburg to geyserville 8 15 15Downtown Santa rosa to guerneville 19 35 40Sonoma County Wineries


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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCalifornia’s 6th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival, March 23-25Weekend showcases cheesemakers with local farm tours, grand tasting events,beer & wine pairings and cooking demonstrations with world-renowned chefsCelebrating its sixth anniversary at the Sheraton Sonoma County inPetaluma, the United States’ premier cheese-and-wine event, California’sArtisan Cheese Festival, brings together artisan cheesemakers,brewers, wineries and guests for three days of tasting and appreciationof all things cheese. On March 23-25, the festival will feature a livelyweekend lineup of top artisan cheese experts, authors, chefs and winemakersconducting seminars, pairings, tastings and demonstrations.Guests have the opportunity to experience limited-production, rareartisan cheeses and learn about the art of making cheese, whilesupporting local and sustainable farmers and cheesemakers.The 2012 schedule includes the following events:Behind-the-Scenes Cheese Country Farm Tours (Friday, March23, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) – One of the most popular and coveted of events,the intimate farm tours are held at various local farms and creameries.Guests can taste the differences between cow’s, sheep’s and goat’s milkcheeses, tour area farms, watch cheese being made and learn abouthow an animal’s diet affects a cheese’s flavor. Lunch and bus ride to andfrom the Sheraton included. These tours sell out quickly at $75 perperson. (Check the website for full details).From Dirt to Dinner Farm Tour and Feast (Friday, March 23: 1 -8 p.m.) – Guests will have first-hand access to Point Reyes FarmsteadCheese Company Cheesemaker Kuba Hemmerling as well asrenowned Wine Country Chef Cindy Pawlcyn (Brassica, Cindy’s BackstreetKitchen, Mustards Grill). After a tour of the pastoral GiacominiFamily Dairy followed by a focused cheese tasting, guests will joinChef Pawlcyn for a three course interactive dinner with cookingdemonstrations and local wine pairings. The evening ends with agrand finale cheese course and conversation between Pawlcyn andHemmerling. Transportation to and from the Sheraton and gratuityincluded; $150 per person.Lagunitas Brewery Tour & Dinner (Friday, March 23: 3:30-8p.m.) – This five-hour beer-and-cheese extravaganza features a sixcoursedinner prepared by Chef Danny Mai (Tolay Restaurant at TheSheraton Sonoma County) and paired with beers from local Petalumabrewery, Lagunitas. Transportation to and from the Sheraton andgratuity included; $135 per person.Cheese Demos and Seminars (Saturday, March 24) – Join localindustry experts, chefs and cheesemakers for a variety of interactiveseminars and demos throughout the day at the Sheraton SonomaCounty. The seminars will include lunch catered by Petaluma Market.Seminars are $65 each per person. Check the website for details.Grand Tasting & Best in Cheese Competition (Saturday, March24: 6-10 p.m.) – This popular roaming feast showcases top Bay Areachefs using artisan cheeses in a variety of dishes. More than 20 toprestaurants, wineries and breweries and will vie for your affection andvote at this lighthearted competition; $75 per person.Bacon, Bubbles and Brunch + More Great Cheese with DuskieEstes (Sunday, March 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon) – Start the morning offright by enjoying some enticing cheese-centric breakfast dishes pairedwith Iron Horse bubby while watching a cooking demonstration withChef Duskie Estes (Zazu, Bovolo, The Black Pig Meat Co.). Brunchattendees also gain VIP access to the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplacean hour before it opens to the public; $100 per person.Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace (Sunday, March 25, 12-4:30 p.m.) – More than 65 artisan producers, winemakers, brewersand chefs will offer samples of their local hand- crafted cheeses, cheesebaseddishes, wines and beers; $45 per person.A full schedule of events, participants and ticketing informationcan be viewed here at www.artisancheesefestival.com/schedule.html.Tickets are now on sale at www.artisancheesefestival.com.Those interested can also follow updates by “liking” the ArtisanCheese Festival on Facebook and following the event on Twitter. Allevents are priced separately.50Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


Sonoma County just got a little greener. J Vineyards & Winery,specialists in Russian River Valley sparkling and varietal wines, hasachieved certified sustainable status through the California SustainableWinegrowers Alliance (CSWA). The sustainable certification covers allvineyard and winery operations.“For the past two years, we’ve been diligently working on aligningJ with CSWA’s commitment to wine quality,” said John Erbe, J Vineyards& Winery Viticulturalist. “Our estate vineyards have beenplanted utilizing the latest techniques in water conservation, wildlifehabitat corridors, and soil erosion reduction.Founded in 2010, the California Sustainable Winegrowing Allianceprogram is a third-party verification and certification process maintainedby CSWA. The program, based on 227 “best practices,” isdesigned to ensure environmental stewardship, the conservation ofenergy and natural resources, and socially equitable business practices.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYJ Vineyards & Winery Attains Certified Sustainable StatusCSWA’s certification program has been a positive environmentalawareness catalyst for more than 1,500 of the state’s top vintners andgrowers.Some of the green initiatives J has embarked on include:• The use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and cover-cropprograms throughout the winery's ten estate vineyards as a meansto protect riparian habitats. IPM methods are also used to buildsoil tilth while attracting beneficial insects.• Replacing all inefficient incandescent lights throughout the winerywith new, high-intensity, lower energy lighting.• Recycling all paper, corks and glass used throughout the winery.• Reducing water used throughout the winegrowing and winemakingprocess.• The computerization of refrigeration compressors to reduce energyconsumption, coupled with energy-efficient cooling towers.• Replacing existing water boilers with higher-efficiency heaters thatwork in stages.• A reduction in the weight of our sparkling and varietal winebottles.D O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com51


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK52SEBASTIANIVINEYARDS & WINERYopen Daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.complimentary Winery and Soil-to-Bottle toursat 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.389 fourth Street east, Sonoma1-800-888-5532 | www.sebastiani.comSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS & WINERYCapturing the Heart of Wine Enthusiasts for More Than 100 YearsBY MonicA l. DAShWooDThe Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery, located just a few blocks from historic downtown Sonoma,captures the heart of wine enthusiasts from around the world, with its captivating Tuscan architecture,welcoming water fountain, tall lined cypress trees and sweet smelling jasmine wafting in the breeze.Founded by Italian immigrant Samuele Sebastiani in 1904, the Sebastiani Winery, with more than 100years of winemaking experience, specializes in producing premium wines from the fertile growing regionsof Sonoma County, highly regarded for its Burgundian and Bordeaux varietals.Step into the tasting room and marvel at the European-styled archways, vaulted ceilings, stone masonwalls, oak barrel wine displays and majestic fireplace. The tasting room is a lively spacious place, yetcomfortable and relaxed. As music plays and a fire roars, guests gather around an unprecedented 90 footwine bar to taste 24 distinct wines and admire hundreds of bottles on display behind the counter. Thereare a number of cozy places to sit by the fire, take in the soft-lit atmosphere and sip on your favoritewines.At the bar, a friendly and knowledgeable staff pours an array of popular white wine varietals, rangingfrom dry and crisp, to light and fruity including 2008-2010 Chardonnays, 2010 Roussanne and 2009Viognier, as well as an impressive number of soft and full-bodied red wines, such as 2008 Barbera, 2007-2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 Merlot, 2009 Pinot Noir, See Sebastiani, page 58www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYSausal Century Vines Celebrate 135 YearsWith Zinfandel, there are old vines, there are really old vines and then there areancient vines. Sausal Winery’s Century Vines fall into the later grouping. Old VineZinfandel vines (at least 50 years or older) tend to have a lower yield: fewer clusters ofgrapes with smaller berry size. However their fruit is more intense in color andconcentration of flavors.Century Vines is a very special block of Zinfandel on the Sausal estate. This block ofvineyard appears in the 1877 Historical Atlas Map of Sonoma County by Thos. H.Thompson & Co. From that reference, they know that the vines are at least 135 years old.These vines have been cared for by generations of families and have survived infestationsof phylloxera and other diseases. They have stood the test of time, consistently producingsuch quality fruit that no family or generation ever pulled these vines for replanting.The Sausal Century Vines block is five acres, but these are not densely planted acres(7'x7'-row spacing) and sadly some vines have not survived. The approximately four-anda-halfacres that remain are carefully cared for. Weeds are hoed away by hand and heavybranches are propped and tied up. These short, gnarly, fragile vines produce less than ahalf a ton per acre. Their fruit is concentrated and Sausal believes the juice from this fruitis the truest to varietal characteristics of any they have.Stop by the Sausal Winery tasting room and try for yourself. They usually have theirFamily Zinfandel (made from 50-year-old vines) and Private Reserve Zinfandel (madefrom 90-year-old vines) open for comparison.Sausal Winery is located at 7370 Highway 128 in Healdsburg. For more information,call 1-800-500-2285 or visit the website at www.sausalwinery.com.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW 53


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SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDiverse Lineup at Meadowcroft’s Songwriters in SonomaThe Meadowcroft Wines’ Songwriters in Sonoma music seriescontinues in March with songs and music from Dustin Heald, RichLittle and Fred McCarty, three very diverse singer-songwriters. Theshow, set for Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Meadowcroft Winestasting room at 23574 Arnold Drive/Highway 121 in the CornerStoneSonoma community is produced by Meadowcroft Wines and sponsoredby the Sonoma-based website MusicNomad.com. The monthlymusic show is booked and hosted by Gerard Serafini, owner ofSonoma Valley Music store who also provides the sound and lightingfor the shows. Tickets are $10 per person and available by calling thetasting room at (707) 934-4090 or at www.meadowcroftwines.com.In addition to the music and a full menu of wine selections,cheese plates with charcuterie are available for purchase as well as aselection from Chef Darby’s Hot Pot. February’s Louisiana Jambalayawas a sell-out!An eclectic singer-songwriter from the North Bay, Dustin Healdhas been writing songs and performing in bands for nearly 20 years.Dustin recently had success impersonating artist Daniel Ash in aliving tribute to the band Love & Rockets. This tribute caught theeye (and ear) of original member of L&R (and Bauhaus) David J.Haskins, who enlisted Dustin’s guitar and vocal talents for his liveshows. Additionally, he is an accomplished sculptor, mask makerand special makeup effects artist working films such as Avatar andIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.Rich Little has been putting words to music and performing sincethe 1970s. Being a multi-instrumentalist has helped with diversity insongwriting styles. The Chapman Stick, electric and acoustic guitarsare his main focus with writing. Rich regularly holds musicrehearsals and recording sessions at his Little Vineyards recordingstudio in Glen Ellen. Besides his solo performances, Rich stays busywith the Rich Little Band, a top rated dance band, the NeverlandLive Band, a techno fusion rock band, and Custer’s Last Stand Band,a country-rock ensemble.Fred McCarty is well versed in jazz, classical, rock, bluegrass andcountry music. He studied jazz with Chuck Mangione, classicalguitar with Stanley Watson, and is a graduate of the New EnglandConservatory of Music. He has toured coast to coast playing solo,duo and as a band member and front man. He has appeared withBoz Scaggs, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Stevie Nicks and manyothers. He has recorded several CD’s including The Contender, aself-produced country disc that he recorded in Nashville.Meadowcroft Family of Wines includes the Meadowcroft,Thomas Henry and Foyt Family labels. The tasting room is locatedwithin the Cornerstone Sonoma (www.cornerstonesonoma.com)complex that features 24 world class gardens, art galleries andcutting edge design shops all set among acres of vineyards.Meadowcroft Family of Wines is open daily from 11 a.m. to6 p.m. The venue is available for private parties, private tastings,wine dinners and other events. With plenty of free parking atCornerstone Sonoma, the area is a perfect setting for any type ofevent, both indoors or outdoors. For information or to make reservations,call (707) 934-4090.56Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSebastiani Vineyards & Winery Continued2008 Syrah and 2008 Zinfandel. While you are there, you can tastesweet-styled wines such as the 2011 Symphony, 2010 Eye of theSwan, NV Dolcino Rosso and lush 2007 Adagio Port.Sebastiani prides themselves on their limited-reserve wines such astheir 2008 Cherryblock and 2007 Secolo. The Cherryblock,Sebastiani’s flagship wine, is a Cabernet that highlights the elegance,structure and terroir unique to Sonoma Valley soil. The 2007 Secolo,which means century in Italian, is a Bordeaux blended red wine thathas been perfected over the years. Of their favorites, they recommendthe 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Pinot Noir.While you are wine tasting, indulge in some wine countryshopping. The gift shop showcases one-of-a-kind finds, high-endgoods including Italian-designed kitchenware, olive-leaf gift bags,from page 52FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC – Friday, March 30, 6-9pmcome for the free live music event. this sneak-peak event will give you a taste of what's to come;the Summer Music series will kick off Memorial Day Weekend this year.enjoy live music in the stunning tasting room starting at 6pm. Wines by-the-glass or by-the-bottleavailable for purchase along with a selection of dinner items.You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or snacks to enjoy inside or out in the courtyard.this is a family-friendly event. children and well-behaved pets are welcome.no reservations will be taken for this event; come early to ensure your favorite seat in the house.contact the tasting room for questions at (707) 933-3230.old wine sayings, rooster statues, pear candles, custom jewelry,hand-woven scarfs and even doggie treats. Turn the corner and feastyour eyes on culinary delicacies such as Fig Balsamic Vinegar, SweetPea Penne and Triple Berry Fusion, CabernetChocolate sauce and roasted garlic olive oil.As you walk into the impressive barrelroom, you will stand in awe before one of theoldest wine barrels in the world, (more than100 years old) and the largest collection ofhand-carved barrels in the world.Come and see for yourself what peoplehave been saying for more than one hundredyears, Sebastiani Winery is like spending a day inItaly, surrounded by delicious wine, good music andclose family and friends. Now, that’s amore!58Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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Resting gently on the pristine bluffsof the Sonoma-Mendocino coast, theSea Ranch Lodge offers guests a truedefinition of serenity and understatedcomfort. Just a two-hour drive northfrom San Francisco, the Sea RanchLodge is surrounded by a dramaticlandscape of redwood groves andgrassy bluffs where wildlife abounds, and stress just falls away withthe setting sun.Sea Ranch Lodge mirrors the natural landscape of the Sonoma andMendocino coast of California. Period architecture from the early1970s features cedar and redwood, with soaring volumes and simplebut elegant design. With bluff-top ocean views, the sound of the surf,surrounding meadows and wildlife are only a few of the amenitiesnature provides.Twenty oversized rooms featurebreathtaking views; some include fireplaceand/or hot tub, and some withseparate sleeping areas. Plush goosedowncomforters grace the king- orqueen-sized beds. A morning newspaperis delivered to your door andWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESSea Ranch Lodge – Where Stress Falls Away with the Setting SunSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comacomplimentary special lodge breakfast is served each morning in thedining room. The Lodge is equipped with complimentary wirelessaccess.Black Point GrillOverlooking a pastoral and rugged Sonoma seascape meadow,with spectacular blue and white water ocean views, your table in thedining room offers an unmatched experience of the ever changingPacific Ocean. The Black Point Grill atSea Ranch Lodge features internationallyinspired California cuisine withemphasis on the freshest local ingredients.The seasonal and daily menusoffer options from casual tavern fare tomore formal small plates, appetizersand entrees. Unique regional wines,paired with sophisticated yet uncontrived fare, results in a diningexperience which beautifully reflects a sense of our special location.The Black Point Grill at Sea Ranch Lodge is honored to be therecipient of several awards including the Sonoma County Stars –Four Star Restaurant Award in recognition for an exceptional selectionof Sonoma County wines, the Wine Spectator Award and the2008 Wine Enthusiast Award of Unique Distinction, given for dedicationto delivering the most wine friendly experience.Weddings at Sea Ranch LodgeIt’s easy to see why decades of couples have chosen the Sea RanchLodge for their wedding ceremonies and celebrations. With the infiniteexpanse of the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, the intimacy of agrassy knoll and a historic barn nearby, it’s a place with a magicalambiance. The ceremony venues are variations on the same theme:spectacular views, intimate setting, creative cuisine and attentive,friendly service.Chef Phillip Kaufman creates seasonal catering menus utilizinglocal and organic ingredients which are sure to please your guests.The Sea Ranch Lodge is an ideal location on the Sonoma coast for2 to 125 people for small weddings, elopements, renewals, reunions,commitment ceremonies, birthdays, anniversaries, retreats and otherspecial events.The Guest Service Manager will handle every detail. The personalizedservice of the experienced staff is focused on ensuring the successof your special event.The Sea Ranch, one of the first eco-communities, began in the late’60s and early ’70s with an alliance of architecture and nature that hasleft decades of visitors with the feeling that there is no place in theworld quite like this. The Sea Ranch Lodge offers cozy ocean-viewaccommodations and innovative regional dining. Come and enjoy aromantic stay for two and see what Sea Ranch is all about.For more information or reservations, call 1-800-732-7262, visitwww.searanchlodge.com or email info@searanchlodge.com.61


Wine Tasting onTREASURE ISLANDBodega Wine Estates Hosts Irish Stew Cook-off, March 18by Terri HillerBodega Wine Estate is going green! Irish green thatis! At our last food and wine pairing, I asked ourwinemakers what they would cook for St. Patrick’sDay and all three gave the same answer…but thesimilarities stopped right there! These master chefs allbegan describing their mouthwatering recipes for Irishstew, argued over lamb or beef, with or withoutcarrots, Guinness or red wine, barley or cabbage.About the only thing they agreed upon were thepotatoes! And when it came to discussing the spices, I’ve never heardmore spirited arguments both for or against rosemary.There really wasn’t much else to do but to showcase all threerecipes. Bodega Wine Estates, home to an incredible case of talentedand personable winemakers, will be hosting an Irish stew cook-off onSunday, March 18. Each of the award-winning vintners will preparehis finest version of this hearty, wine-friendly meal. Never before haveso many wines joined their makers for a food pairing bout to makethe Irish proud.Bodega Wine Estate’s well-appointed tasting room will be just thefirst stop. Follow your nose and meanderthrough the winery to discover more“stations” where food and wine are pairedto thrill your senses, satisfy your hungerand excite the palate. Each of thewinemakers: Paul Hoffman (HoffmanFamily Cellars), Josh Stein (Stein FamilyWines) and Robert Amox (KnightswoodVineyards and Winery) will be there tochat with you, defend their recipes andtantalize you with their wines.Space is limited and you would do best reserving your place forthe event in advance. This winery has a reputation for pulling out allof the stops to guarantee the guests have a great, memorable time andis excpected to sell out. Reservations are available athttp://wearegoinggreen.eventbright.com.This is a dog-friendly winery and accommodations are alwaysmade for Fido as well. Just one additional note, come hungry!Bodega Wine Estates is located at 751 13th Street at Avenue I,Treasure Island, San Francisco and is open Friday, Saturdaya nd Sundayfrom 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (415) 525-4154.TREASURE ISLANDBODEGA WINE ESTATES751 13th Street at Avenue i, treasure island, San franciscofri, Sat and Sun from 1 to 6pm, 415-525-4154Free tasting for two with adA collection of family wineries – the venue promises a truly uniqueand enjoyable wine tasting experience with spectacular views of theCity. Bring your lunch/picnic to enjoy with wine on the terrace.Knightswood wines are crafted to allow them express the nature ofthe vineyards' locale, giving voice to the elements of sun, wind and rainunique to each. Stein Family Wines – Got honest wine? We do.Our wines celebrate being alive and show life’s creative essence. We make sure thefolks who grow and make it enjoy some of its dreams, too. Why? Because fair is fair.Great wines made the right way: steinfamilywines.com/donations.KENDRIC VINEYARDStreasure island, San francisco(707) 363-9462 • www.kendricvineyards.comKendric Vineyards crafts cellar-worthy Pinot Noir and Syrah from ourvineyards in Marin and Amador counties. We are excited to here,alongside the other artisan wineries of Treasure Island."THE WINERY SF200 California Ave. Bldg 180 N, Treasure Island, Daily 12pm-5pm415-SF -JUICE • www.winery-sf.com – The Winery SF brings the Californiawine experience to San Francisco. It's 20,000 sq. ft. winery, tastingroom, and event center allows visitors to experience the winemakingprocess first-hand while enjoying award-winning wines from Napa,Sonoma, and beyond. Tours available by appointment.62 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Wine Tasting inLIVERMORE VALLEY WINE COUNTRYBarrel Tasting Opportunity with Livermore Valley WineriesMore than 30 Livermore Valleywineries will participate in the region’sthird annual Barrel Tasting WeekendMarch 31 and April 1 by offeringsamples of wines still in development –direct from their barrels. Guests withspecial event wristbands and officialglasses will receive at least one barrelsample at each participating winery.Most winemakers will be present topersonally pour and discuss theiryoung wines and offer delicious pairingswith gourmet appetizers, artisan cheeses, chocolate and nuts.Barrel tasting provides wine enthusiasts of all experience levelswith a fun “snapshot” of how wine evolves – from grape to glass.LIVERMORE WINE COUNTRYLONGEVITY WINES2271 South Vasco rd. Ste B, livermore, 925-443-WineThe winery is family owned and operated by Phil and Debra Long, alongwith their resident wine dog, PressTon. Come and enjoy tasting Longevity’sflagship wines, “Deb-ru vee”, their Rhone-style blend, and “Phil-osophy,”their Bordeaux-style blend as well as many others.Guests will have the opportunity topre-purchase some of the barrel winesat a discount, before they are bottledand released to the public, a practiceknown as buying “futures.” More thana dozen different varietals, includingthe rare Primitivo and AlicanteBouschet and ever-popular Chardonnayand Cabernet Sauvignon, will bepresented for tasting across this beautifulwine region. Each winery will offera unique experience to Barrel TastingWeekend guests. Many will give discounts on wine purchases toticket holders only.Livermore Valley’s Barrel Tasting Weekend will take placeSaturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, noon to 4:30 p.m. eachday. Advance tickets are $30, available online at www.LVwine.org.Tickets purchased at the event will be $35 per person. Each ticketincludes a souvenir tasting glass featuring the Livermore ValleyWine Country logo, two days of barrel tasting at participatingwineries, special activities and discounts and an event map. Visitwww.LVwine.org for details.LIVERMORE VALLEYW I N E R I E SLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!63


Welcome toMONTEREY BAY AREAI n c l u d i n g MONTEREY • CARMEL • CARMEL VALLEY • HOLLISTERSANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS • SALINAS • SANTA CLARA • LOS GATOSTraveling from MontereytrAVel tiMeto MileS (Average) (Peak)Sonoma county 170 3 hrs 3-1/2 hrsSanta cruz 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan francisco 113 2 hrs 2-1/2 hrsPaso robles 116 2 hrs 2-1/4 hrsSanta Barbara 238 4 hrs 4-1/2 hrsTraveling from Santa CruztrAVel tiMeto MileS (Average) (Peak)Monterey 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan francisco 73 1-1/4 hrs 1-3/4 hrsPaso robles 136 2-1/4 hrs 2-3/4 hrs64Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST‘Pinot Paradise” – Taste the Magic of Mountains’ Pinot NoirsPinot Noir lovers will savor the flavors and explore the magic ofthe Santa Cruz Mountains at the eighth Pinot Paradise festivalMarch 31 through April 1.Pinot Noirs from the Santa Cruz Mountains represent the diversityof micro-climates and dramatic mountain terrain that define theregion. The marine influence and distinctive soils create intenselyconcentrated fruit that yields some of the most complex and ageworthyPinot Noir in the world. There are six sub-area’s in thiswine-growing appellation – each bearing their own characteristicsin their wine.Sunday, April 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Grand Cruz Tasting atVilla Ragusa in Old Town Campbell, will showcase more than 80Pinot Noirs paired with gourmet hors d’oeuvres from some of theregion’s best restaurants. Tickets are $55 in advance, $65 at thedoor.Saturday, March 31, Pathway to Pinot Paradise offers a selfguidedtour of the region’s Pinot-producing wineries. Barrel tasting,library wines and special offerings by participating wineries will beavailable. Visitors can enjoy exploring the incredible mountainterrain and coastal roads as they discover the delightful world of theSanta Cruz Mountains. Tickets are $25.Santa Cruz Mountains winegrowers invite Pinot lovers to take“The Flavor Journey” – at the 8th annual Pinot Paradise TechnicalSession on March 31. Attendees at this year’s session will discoverthe faults and triumphs that occur on the journey to making a SantaCruz Mountains AVA Pinot Noir.Paradise V.I.P. Packages will offer a guided “tour” in a small groupformat at Villa Ragusa during a private pre-event tasting at 1 p.m.followed by the Grand Cruz Tasting. Participants will learn in detailabout the Santa Cruz Mountains and the distinct flavor profiles ofeach sub-region as they taste and discuss with winemakers and/orrepresentatives from the wineries. Cost is $75 and includes theGrand Cruz tasting.Tickets and more information are available from the SCMWA at(831)685-8463, www.scmwa.com or email info@scmwa.com.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!65


MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSip, Swirl, Savor and Learn During Holman RanchTasting Room’s ‘In Your Own Backyard’ SeriesLocal Chefs and Culinary Artisans Will Offer Tips and TricksFor The Perfect Flavor PairingsInspired by the culinary bounty of the Central Coast of California,Holman Ranch Tasting Room, located at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road inCarmel Valley Village, has invited local culinary chefs and artisans todemonstrate how wine can be best complemented with fresh culinaryproducts found throughout the Central Coast.Holman Ranch Tasting Room’s “In Your Own Backyard” series willhave chefs and artisans sharing their tips and techniques for findingthe perfect, fresh ingredients for preparing truly memorable meals,side dishes as well as understanding flavor pairings. From paella toolive oil tastings, the series will showcase local experts knowledgeableabout tips and tricks on everything from how to select the best oliveoil to creating savory pastries with ingredients from the local Farmers’Market. Each demonstration will offer recommendations for the bestwine to pair with the featured culinary item.First in the Series:• Celebrate National Paella Day with Chef Brandon Miller ofMundaka Restaurant on Tuesday, March 27, 6 p.m.Every cuisine has one – a one-pot meal, a peasant dish that is thequintessential definition of that place and people. Louisiana hasjambalaya. Chile has the cazuela. There’s Irish Stew and Pad Thai. Andthe Spanish? Well, they have paella. March 27th is National Paella Day.Let Chef Brandon take you on a culinary journey through Spain andteach you the tips and trick of how to make traditional Spanish Paella.Sip Holman Ranch wine, learn how to make paella and take home arecipe card so that you can create this dish for your family and friends.Upcoming in the series:• In April Get Savory with Elena Salsedofrom Sweet Elenas Thursday, April 12, 6 p.m.• Meet the Queen of Quince: Thursday, May 3, 6 p.m.• Mysteries of Olive Oil Revealed on Wednesday, July 18, 6 p.m.Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley Village Tasting Room is the perfectbackdrop to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of HolmanRanch Vineyard and Winery wines while learning about the culinarybounty available in your own backyard.The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris,Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully handharvested,cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil.The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is availablefor private events. For more information, visit the website atwww.holmanranch.com.66www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNAPA VALLEY1313 Main – 1313 Main Street, napa; 707 258-1313 fri-Sat 11-12, Sun-thu 11-10A Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5ACACIA VNYD – 2750 las Amigas road, napa; 707 226-9991 x2 open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4Acme Fine Wines– 1080 fulton ln, St. helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5Adastra – 2545 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 255-4818open by appointment onlyAetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley road, St. helena; 707 965-2675open by appointment onlyAhnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at oxbow tasting room, 605 first St. napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,tue 12-8Allora Vineyards – 3244 ehlers lane, St. helena; 707 963-6071open by appointment onlyAlpha Omega – 1155 Mee lane @ highway 29, rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley rd, napa; 707 253-2000open by appointment onlyAmizetta – 1099 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-1460open by appointment onlyAncien – napa; 707 255-3908open by appointment onlyAnderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards – 680 rossi road, St. helena; 707 963-8600 open by appointment onlyANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big ranch road, napa; 1-877-386-5070 open daily 10-5Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours: Public tours daily at 11am & 2 pm (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational ProgramsAntica Napa Valley –3700 Soda canyon, napa; 707 257-8700open by appointment onlyArdente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 226-7669open by appointment onlyARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 inglewood Ave, St. helena; 707 963-4334 open daily 10-5Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingAriel Vineyards – 1312 town center, napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020open by appointment onlyArns – 601 Muno road, St. helena; 707 963-3429open by appointment onlyARTESA – 1345 henry road, napa; 707 224-1668 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsAugust Briggs – 1307B lincoln Avenue, calistoga; 707 942-4912fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-thu 11-5, tue by appt.B CELLARS – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 709-8787 open daily 10-5Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, thu-fri 10-8, Sun 12-7BALDACCI FAMILY – 6236 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-9261 open daily 10-4Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919open daily 10-5 by apptBarlow Vineyards – 4411Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742open by appointment onlyBarnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7075open by appointment onlyBEAULIEU VINEYARDS (BV) – 1960 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-5233 open daily 10-5Beau Vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 Mon-fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-1774open by appointment onlyBell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 open daily 10-4Benessere Winery – 1010 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-5853 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsBENNETT LANE – 3340 hwy 128, calistoga; 877 MAX-nAPA open daily 10-5:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsBERINGER VINEYARDSCOME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-94632 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this adSave up to $252000 Main Street, St. helena | www.Beringer.comBialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 227-2293open by appointment onlyBighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569fri-Sat 11-4, tue-thu by apptBlack Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866open by appointment onlyBlack Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860open by appointment onlyBlack Stallion Winery – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5Boeschen – 3242 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-3674open by appointment onlyBOUCHAINE VINEYARDS – 1075 Buchli Station road, napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine open daily 10:30-4:30Gift items, gardens, vineyard walking tour. Call ahead for: Safari Tours at 10:30am, educational programs, food pairings & bringing pets.Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 first St, napa; 707 226-3976Sun-thu 11-10, fr-Sa 11-MidnightLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Bourassa – 190 camino oruga, napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366Boyd Family – 4042 Big ranch road, napa; 707 254-7353open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyBravante Vineyards – 300 Stone ridge rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4Brookdale Vineyards – napa; 707 258-1454Brown Estate – 3233 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-2435Buehler – 820 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-2155Buoncristiani Wine – P. o. Box 6946, napa; 707 259-1681Burgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463open by appointment onlylimited, by appointment only, closed Sundaysopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyCa' Momi Winery & Enoteca – 610 first St, napa; 707 257-4992 open daily 7:30-9Cade Winery – 360 howell Mountain rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. helena; 707 963-7181Cain – 3800 langtry road, St. helena; 707 963-1616Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-5222Calafia Cellars – 629 fulton lane, St. helena; 707 963-0114Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer lane, napa; 707 255-1294Cali 351 – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-6200open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlytours/tasting by appointmentopen by appointment onlyCALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 lincoln Ave, #2 calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6Cardinale Estate – tasting room, 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-2643 open daily 10:30-5Casa Nuestra Winery – 3451 Silverado trail no, St. helena; 707 963-5783 open daily 10-5CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 north St. helena hwy (hwy 39), calistoga; 707 942-8200 open daily 9:30-6Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommendedCaymus Vineyards – 8700 conn creek rd, rutherford; 707 967-3010open daily by appointmentCeja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, thu-Sat till 11-8Celani Family Vineyards – 2230 Big ranch rd, napa; 877 ArDore1Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-7136open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyCharbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn rd; St. helena; 707 963-9327 open daily 10-4CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. hwy 29, St. helena; 707 967-2229 open daily 10:30-5Charnu – St. helena; 707 963-6045Charter Oak Winery – 831 charter oak Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2298Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs road, St. helena; 707 963-1284Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-5472open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyChateau Montelena – 1429 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-5105 open daily 9:30-4Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2641 open daily 10-5Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. helena; 707 968-0625open daily 10-5 by appointmentCliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille cross rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 open daily 10-4Clos Du Val – 5330 Silverado trail, napa; 800 993-9463 open daily 10-5Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal ln, calistoga; 707 942-4981 open daily 10:30-5Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado trail, St. helena; 1-800-793-7960 open Sat 11-5, Sun-fri 11-4Constant-Diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain rd, calistoga; 707 942-0707Continuum Estate – 1677 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8100∆66Corison Winery – 987 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-0826open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen daily 10-5 by appointmentCORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsCornerstone Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 945-0388 open daily 10-7Cosentino – 7415 St. helena hwy, Yountville; 707-921-2896 open daily 10-6Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. helena; 707 963-3887Crocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyCuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-2468 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig road, carneros (between napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5 by apptDarioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 open daily 10:30- 5David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190open by appointment only67


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARDeSt. 1860 - JUSt 400 cASeS/YeAr ProDUceDOld Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery.Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.open Weekends, friday through Monday 11 -4825 fulton lane, St. helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidfultonWinery.comDel Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella oaks lane, napa; 707 963-2805open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 963-2134open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. helena highway, St. helena; 707 963-2134open by appointment onlyDelectus Winery – 908 c enterprise Way, napa; 707 255-1252open daily by appointmentDiamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain road, calistoga; 707 942-1189open by appointment onlyDOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig rd, napa; 707 257-0101 open daily 10-6Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moreDomaine Chandon – 1 california Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 open daily 10-5Dominari – 620 trancas Street, napa; 707-226-1600open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pmDuckhorn Vineyards – 1000 lodi lane, St. helena; 707 963-7108 open by appointment, 10-4Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5771 open daily 10-4:30Eagle Eye Wine – 6595 gordon Valley rd, napa; 707 427-1600open by appointment onlyEagle & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463open by appointment onlyEagle Trace– 680 rossi rd, St. helena; 707 963-4665open by appointment onlyEeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain rd., St. helena; 707 337-5526open by appointment onlyEHLERS ESTATEJoin us in our historic stone building and beautiful olive grove.Open daily, 10:30 to 4:00 – $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 707.963.5972El Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021Weekdays by appointment onlyElizabeth Spencer – 1165 rutherford road, rutherford; 707 963-6067 open daily 10-5Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson rd, napa; 707 255-0504open by appointment onlyElyse – 2100 hoffman ln, napa; 707 944-2900open by appointment onlyEnvy Wines – 1170 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-4670 Sun-thu 10:30-4:30, fri-Sat 11-5:30ETUDESTOP IN AND SEE THE NEW TASTING ROOMWe invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.2 for 1 Tasting with this ad (Save up to $25)1250 cuttings Wharf road, napa | open Daily 10am-4:30pm707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.comFailla – 3530 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-0530open by appointment onlyFalcor – 2511 napa corporate Dr, Ste 115, napa; 888-402-Wine open daily 10-5Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, oakville; 707 944-2861 open by appointment only 10-3Farella – 2222 n. 3rd Ave, napa; 707 254-9489open by appointment onlyFleury Estate Winery – 950 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 967-8333open by appointment onlyFlora Springs – The Room – 677 St. helena hwy So., St. helena; 707 967-8032 open daily 10:30-5Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 967-6723open by appointment onlyFOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 800 535-6400 open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKFontanella Family – 1721 Partrick road, napa; 707 252-1017 open daily by appointment 10-4Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big rock road, St. helena; 707 963-3900open by appointment onlyFranciscan Vineyards – 1178 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-7111 open daily 10-5FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 larkmead lane, calistoga; 707 942-0859 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic AreaFrazier Winery – 70 rapp lane, napa; 707 255-3444 x107open by appointmentFreemark Abbey – 3022 St. helena hwy 29 n., St. helena; 707 963-9694 open Daily 10-5Frog’s Leap – 8815 conn creek road, rutherford; 707 963-4704open by appointment onlyG Cook – 264 n. fork crystal Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-7760open by appointment onlyGargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770open by appointment onlyGemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855open by appointment onlyGirard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 open daily 11-7Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder rd; 707 254-7766open by appointment onlyGoosecross Cellars – 1119 State lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 open daily 10-4:30GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-2784 open daily 9:30-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food PairingsGroth – 750 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 944-0290open by appointment onlyGuffy – 1390 thompson Ave, napa; 707 258-2532open by appointment onlyGuilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-9059open by appointment onlyGustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-0781 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursHall Rutherford – 56 Auberge road, rutherford; 707 967-0700open by appointment onlyHall St. Helena – 401 St. helena hwy So, St. helena; 707 967-2620 open daily 10-5:30Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified forest rd, St. helena; 707 942-6760open by appointmentHartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269open by appointment onlyHdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121open by appointment onlyHeibel Ranch Vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289open by appointment onlyHeitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-3542 open daily 11-4:30Helena View Johnston – 3500 highway 128, calistoga; 707 942-4956open by appointment onlyHendry – 3104 redwood Dr, napa; 707 226-8320open by appointment onlyHESS COLLECTION – 4411 redwood rd, napa; 707 255-1144 open daily 10-5:30Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 open daily 10-6Honig Vineyards – 850 rutherford rd, rutherford; 707 963-5618open daily by appointmentHope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675open by appointment onlyHunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado trail north, St. helena; 707 963-2911open by appointment onlyIlona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463 open by appointment onlyInglenook – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161open daily 10-5, appt recommendedJ. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa open by appointment onlyJames Cole – 5014 Silverado trail, napa; 707 251-9905open by appointment onlyJames Creek – 2249 James creek rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646open by appointment onlyJarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello rd, napa; 1-800-255-5280open by appointment onlyJax –3468 hwy 128, calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102open by appointmentJericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665open by appointment onlyJESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 open daily 10-6Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pmJocelyn Lonen Winery – napa; 1-800-255-5280open by appointment onlyJohn Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711open daily 10-2amJoseph Phelps Vineyards – 200 taplin rd, St. helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointmentJUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2332 open daily by appointment only 10-4Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children WelcomedJuicebox – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 707 254-1212 open daily by appointment only 9-5Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment onlyKapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804open by appointment onlyKeenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177open by appointment onlyKeever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910open by appointment onlyKelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000open by appointment onlyKelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849open by appointment onlyKenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004thu-Mon 11- 5 & by apptKent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667open by appointment onlyKenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572open by appointment only68 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSKrupp 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 10-5Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 larkmead ln, calistoga; 707 942-0167 open daily by appointment only 10-4Lava Vine – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9500 open daily 10-5Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-6289exclusive tastings by appoinment onlyLokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968open by appointment onlyLong Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-4555 open daily 11-6LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. helena hwy So. (hwy 29 ), St. helena; 707 968-3361 open daily 10-6Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food PairingsLuis Ochoa Family – 1307 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 341-6780open by appointment onlyLuna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 255-8864 open daily 10-5Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 n. St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-6577 open daily by appointment 10-4MAHONEY VINEYARDS – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 112-7Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK fri-Sat 12-9Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open thu-Sun 11-5Marita’s Vineyard – napa; 707 259-5313open by appointment onlyMarkham Vnyds – 2812 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-5292 open daily 11-5Maroon Wines – napa; 707 257-3040open by appointment onlyMarston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490 open by appointmentMason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30MATERRA – 1426 Main Street, healdsburg; 707 244-4600call for hoursMayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030open by appointment onlyMcKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186open by appointment onlyMERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-7777 open daily 10-6:30Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKCall ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food PairingsMichael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-thu 12-5, fri-Sun 11-5Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage canyon rd, rutherford; 707 225-4367open by appointment onlyMilat Vineyards – 1091 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-0758 open daily 10-5:30Miner Family – 7850 Silverado trail, oakville; 707 944-9500 open daily 11-5MJA – 647 greenfield rd, St. helena; 707 963-3394open by appointment onlyModus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199open by appointment onlyMONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsMoss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele rd, napa; 707 252-1295open by appointmentMount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993open by appointment onlyMUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado trail, rutherford; 800 MUM-nAPA open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursMurphyVineyards – 395 crane Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2516open by appointment onlyMyriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630open by appointment onlyNAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-2565 open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OKNapa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-8011open by appointmentNeal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800open by appointmentNewton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000open by appointmentNeyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840open by appointmentNichelini Family – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentNickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600open daily by appointmentNord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094open by appointment onlyO’Brien Estate – 1200 orchard Ave, napa; 707 252-8463 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898open by appointment onlyOakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665open by appointmentOlabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOnThEdge – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442open daily by appointmentOrin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179open by appointment onlyOutpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718open by appointment onlyPage Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6– 520 california Blvd, #20, napa; 707 944-2339 open by appointment onlyPalmaz Vineyards – 4029 hagen road, napa; 707 226-5587open by appointment onlyPaloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504open by appointment onlyPaoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689open by appointment onlyParadigm – 1277 Dwyer rd, oakville; 707 944-1683open by appointmentParaduxx – 7257 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890open by appointmentPATZ & HALL – 851 napa Valley corporate Way, Ste A, napa; 707 265-7700 open Wed-Sun 10-4Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-0770open by appointmentPedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 933-8352open by appointment onlyPeju – 8466 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-3600 open daily 10-6Peter Franus Wine Company – napa; 707 945-0542open by appointment onlyPheonix – 3175 Dry creek road, napa; 877 374-6364By advance appointment onlyPhifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4787 tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1Piña Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 738-9328 open daily by appointment 10-4Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-9777 open daily 10:30-4:30PlumpJack Winery – 620 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 945-1220 open daily 10-4POPE VALLEY WINERYEstabished in 1897. Experience 40 acres of history.Turn left and go back 100 years!open daily, 11 am to 5 pm6613 Pope Valley road, Pope Valley707-965-1246 • www.popevalleywinery.comPorter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980open by appointment onlyPRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949open by appointmentPROVENANCE – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10-5Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601open by appointmentQuixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659open by appointmentRAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 963-3141 open daily 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursRAZI WINERYWith a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail…“Everything we know is in the bottle.”Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299REATA – 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 open daily 9-5Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 open daily 10-5Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380open by appointment onlyRevana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814open by appointmentReverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800open by appointmentREYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado trail, napa; 707 258-2558 open daily 10-5Rios Wine – 1334-B lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1376 open daily 10:30-6:30Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4661open by appointmentRoad 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200open by appointment onlyRobert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555open by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177open by appointmentRobert Mondavi – 7801 St. helena hwy 29, oakville; 707 968-2001 open daily 10-569


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRobert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 open daily 10-4:30Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004open by appointmentROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 open daily 10-5Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-888-302-2575By appointmentRudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577open tues-Sat by appointmentRuston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025open by appointmentRustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353open by appointmentRutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592open Mon-Sat by appointmentSalvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105open by appointmentSaviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889open by appointmentSavour Saint Helena – 649 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-5445 open daily 10-8Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980open by appointment onlySchool House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240open by appointmentSchramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 open daily by appointment 10-4Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882open by appointmentSciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3open by appointment onlySeavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339open by appointmentSEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 open daily 10:30-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsShafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877open by appointmentSherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154open by appointmentSignorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointmentSilenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930open by appointment onlySilver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by apptSilverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 open daily 10-5Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391open by appointmentSmith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283open by appointmentSodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848open by appointmentSOMERSTON RANCH TASTING ROOM – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 Daily 10am-10pmSOMERSTON VINEYARDS – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757open by appointmentSpottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134open by appointmentSpring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188open by appointmentST. CLEMENT“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”Two Years in a Row2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard TastingSave up to $252867 St. helena north, St. helena | open Daily 10am-5pm707-265-5000 | www.stclement.comSt. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 967-9463open by appointmentST. SUPÉRY – 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 10-4:30Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198open by appointmentStaglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477open by appointmentStags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441By advance appointment onlySteltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272open daily 10:30-4:30 by apptSTERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-fri 10:30-5Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Children OK Sat-Sun 10-5Stoneheath Winery – napa; 707 257-0701open by appointmentStonehedge Winery – 1004 clinton St, napa; 707 256-4444 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-8Stony Hill Vineyard – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt onlyStorybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310open by appointmentSullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646open daily 10-5 by appointmentSUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSummit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488open by appointmentSUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSwanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500open by appointmentTallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823open by appointmentTamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun, Mon, Wed, thu, Sat 12-6, fri 12-8Tasting Room, The – at the napa Wine co, 40 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 848-9630 open daily 10-4:30Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-3593open by appointmentTayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780By appointment onlyTeachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432open by appointmentTedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment onlyTerra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340open by appointmentThe Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707open by appointmentTofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504open by appointment onlyTom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267open by appointmentToolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7Tournesol Wine – napa; 707 287-7557open by appointment onlyTrahan Winery – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 11-6Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 oak Knoll Ave, napa; 707 255-7700 open daily 10-4:30Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 967-8027open by appointmentTrespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804open by appointmentTrinchero Family Estates – 3070 n. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 1-800-473-4454 open daily 10-5Trinitas Cellars – at the Meritage resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-3012 open daily 11-7Tristant – 1012 Bale ln, calistoga; 707 942-0600open by appointmentTruchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153open by appointmentTudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947open by appointmentTulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064open by appointmentTURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-5Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 800-505-4850 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by apptUncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 open daily 12-8Up Valley Vintners – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004 thu-Sat 11-8, Sun, Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 12-5V Madrone – 3169 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573open by appointmentV Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave ToursVan Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130open daily 10-6 by appointmentVarozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331open by appointment onlyVelo Vino – pour clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-6Venge – 4708 Silverado trail, napa; 707 942-9100Wed-Sun by appointment onlyVerismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyVermeil – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110open by advance appointmentVinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by apptVincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 greenwood Ave, calistoga; 707 942-6995open daily 10-4:30 by appointmentVine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364open daily 10-5 by appointmentVineyard 29 – 2929 St helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-9292open by appointment70 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSVineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963.9425Mon-fri 10-2 by appointmentVinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943open by appointmentVintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, napa; 707 255-7150 open daily 11-6Volker Eisele Family – 3080 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9485open by appointment onlyVolta Wine– 3108 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060open by appointment onlyVon Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. rd, calistoga; 707 942-0930 open by appointment 10:30-4:30W. H. Smith– 1307 lincoln Avenue, Suite B, calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun, Mon, tue, thu 10-5, fri-Sat 10-6:30WATERSTONE – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OKWaugh Cellars – napa; 888-883-Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyWermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5924open ralph is thereWhetstone Wine Cellars – tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, napa; 707 254-0600 open by appointmentWhite Cottage Ranch – 555 college Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 open by appointment 10-5WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. helena hwy S. (hwy 29), St. helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 open daily 10-5:45Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting ToursWhite Rock Vineyard – napaopen by appointment onlyWilliam Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint helena hwy north, St. helena; 707 963-6100open by appointment onlyWilliam Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open daily 11-5WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak road, napa; 707 265-3024 open daily 10-5 by apptPicnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational ProgramsWINE GARAGE – 1020 foothill Blvd (hwy 29), calistoga; 707 942-5332 open Wed-Sat 11-6Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 napa town center, napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-tue 11-7, Wed-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder rd, napa; 707 265-8798open by appointment onlyWitt Estate – 1500 Whitehall ln, St. helena; 707 967-8046open by appointmentX Winery – 1405 2nd Street, napa; 707 204-9522open by appointment onlyYates Family Vineyard – 3104 redwood rd, napa; 707-226-1800open daily by appointment onlyYoung Ridge Estate – 1200 thompson Ave, napa; 707 265-8400open by appointment onlyZ-52 – Poured at taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-9Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 lake county hwy; calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 963-5188 open daily 10-4:30Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsSONOMA COUNTYA. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1385 open by appointment onlyAcorn Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440open by appointment onlyAdobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 open by appointment only– 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-9099 Daily 11-7Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174open by appointment onlyAkoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 996-1787open by appointment onlyAlbini Family Vineyards – 886 Jensen ln, Windsor; 707 838-9249open by appointment onlyALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 800 405-5987 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsAlexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7209 open daily 10-5Amista Vineyards – 3320 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9200 open daily 11-4:30AMOROSA BELLA – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open daily 11-4:30Anaba Wines – 60 Bonneau rd, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 open daily 10:30-5:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Archipel – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800-273-0177 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Arista Winery – 7015 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0606 open daily 11-5ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 433-2222 open daily 11-5Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsArnot-Roberts – healdsburg; 707 433-2400open by appointment onlyArrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30Atascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 824-8204open by appointment onlyAudelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 933-8514 open daily 11-5Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTWBalletto – 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 – 9077 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9169 Wed-Sun 10:30-5Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 open daily 11-4:30Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner rd, Santa rosa; 707 578-4091open by appointment onlyBedarra Vineyards – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30Benovia Winery – 3339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441open by appointment onlyBenziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 888 490-2739 open daily 10-5Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Blue Rock Vineyards – cloverdale; 707 481-0867open by appointment onlyBonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter)Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalBucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726open by appointment onlyBuena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5C. Donatiello – Poured at Vin couture: 322 healdsburg Ave c, healdsburg; 707 431-1011 open by appointment onlyCahill Winery – 4950 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-1335 Mon-fri 9-4, Sat-Sun 10-5Camellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457open by appointment onlyCarol Shelton – 3354-B coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 575-3441 open by appointment, 11-4Cass Winery – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue-Wed 4-6CELLARS OF SONOMA – 133 fourth Street, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Chalk Hill – 10300 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 657-4837 open daily 10-4CHANDELLE WINERY – at the cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6Charles Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852open by appointment onlyChasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 open by appointment fri 10 & 2Chateau Felice – 322 healdsburg Avenue, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 thu-Sun 11-10CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERYVOTED ‘BEST TASTING ROOM’Enjoy Acclaimed Gardens • Gourmet Picnic Fare • Wines by the Glass2 for 1 Tasting in the Visitor Center with this ad8555 Sonoma highway, Kenwoodwww.chateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572Christie Vineyards – 851 limerick lane, healdsburg; 707 431-0662open by appointment onlyCHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-2001 open daily 11-5Picnic AreaClarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012open by appointment onlyClary Ranch – 3461 Middle two rock rd, Petaluma; 707 766-7466open by appointment onlyClaypool Cellars – 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Ste 500 , Sebastopol; 707 861-9358Sat-Sun 1-5 or by apptCLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4000 open daily 10-6Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food PairingsClos du Bois – 19410 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-3100 open daily 10-4:30Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841open by appointment onlyCollier Falls – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalCopain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822open thu-Sun 11-5 or by apptCorda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310open by appointment onlyCoturri Winery – 6725 enterprise rd, geln ellen; 707 525-9125open by appointment onlyD & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2900 llano rd, Santa rose; 707 795-7052open by appointment only71


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKD’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5Dashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Da Vero – 766 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5David 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; 707 433-3858 thu-Sun 11-4:30Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 open daily 10:30-4:30Dehlinger – 4101 Vine hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays onlyDe La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711open daily 11-4:30tDel Carlo – 4939 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 484-2430open by appointment onlyDE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 800 546-7718 open daily 10:30-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKDeux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945open by appointment onlyDowntown Wine Cellars – 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Draxton Wines – 4001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 open daily 10:30-5DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalDry Creek Vineyards – 3770 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1000 open daily 10:30-4:30Duchamp Estate – 280 chiquita rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6665open by appointment onlyDUNAH VINEYARDS – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852open by appointment onlyDUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2700 open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursDutton Estate – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 open daily 10-5Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 grevenstein highway north, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 open daily 10-4:30Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 994-2454 open daily 10:30-5:30Ehret Winery – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 open daily 12-6Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 996-1364Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentEric Kent Wine Cellars – Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700nov 15 -Aug 15 by apptERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 939-8525 open daily 11-5Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1637 open daily 10-5Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 open daily 10:30-4:30Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma hwy. 12; 888 433-6555 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-feb closed tu-WeFAVERO VNYDS – 3939 lovall Valley rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939open by appointment only– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalFERRARI-CARANOVINEYARDS AND WINERYTaste World-Class Wines • Stroll Acres of Lush GardensTours and Private Tastings by Appointment2 for 1 Classic Wines Tasting with this ad8761 Dry creek road, healdsburg • ferrari-carano.com • 707-433-6700FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD113 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 431-2222 tue-Sun 11-6Field Stone Winery – 10075 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7266 open daily 10-5Fisher Vineyards – 6200 St.helena rd; 707 539-7511open by appointment onlyFlowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661x32open by appointmentFoggy Valley – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 11-5Forchini Vineyards – 5141 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8886fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-thur by apptForth Vnyds – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30FOYT FAMILY WINES – Poured at Meadowcroft Wine:, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1400 open daily 11-6Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-6937open by appointment onlyFreestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 Daily 11-5Frick – 23072 Walling road, geyserville; 707 857-1980Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers fri)FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher creek rd, cloverdale; 707 894-3389 open daily 10:30-4:30Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsGann Family – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Garden Creek Ranch– 2335 geysers rd, geyserville; 707 433-8345open by appointment onlyGary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside rd, healdsburg;707 473-2909 open daily 10:30-4:30Geyser Peak Winery – At canyon rd, 22281 chianti rd, geyserville; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5Glen Lyon Vineyards – Sonoma; 707 833-0032 open daily 11-6GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsGofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801open by appointment onlyGöpfrich – 7564 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1645open by appointment onlyGourmet Au Bay – 913 hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-thu 11-7Graton Ridge – 3561 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 fri-Mon 10-4:30Gunfighter – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma; 707 938-5277 open daily 11-4:30GUERRERO FERNANDEZ – at cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs road, geyserville; 707 433-2371Sat 10-4 or by apptHanna Winery – 9280 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 431-4310 open daily 10-45353 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 575-3371 open daily 10-4Hanzell Vineyards – 18596 lomita Avenue, Sonoma; 707 996-3860open by appointment onlyHartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli road, forestville; 707 887-8011 open daily 10-4:30Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm: 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 573-8711 open daily 10-5Hauck Cellars – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065Mon-thu 11:30-4:30, fi-Sun 11:30-5, closed WedHawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 open daily 10-5Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 open daily 12-6Hawley Wines – 6387 W Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2705open by appointment onlyHaywood Winery – 25 east napa St, Ste c; 707 933-3001 open daily 11-6Highway 12 Winery – 498 first St. e, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 open daily 10:30-5:30HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, glen ellen; 707 938-7622 thu-Sun 11-6Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Holdredge – 51 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-1424Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by apptHomewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-4Hook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30HOP KILN WINERYHKG ESTATE WINEShonoring the Past, handcrafting the future2 for 1 wine tasting offer with this ad6050 Westside road, healdsburg(707) 433-6491, hopKilnWinery.comHudson Street Wineries – 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Icaria Creek Winery – 27750 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707 486-9623open by appointment onlyIL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalImagery Estate – 14355 hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30Inman Family – 3900 Piner road, Santa rosa; 707 293-9576fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360 coffey ln Suite e, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-4:30J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm: 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8pm, late 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 10-5:3072 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


JAMES FAMILY – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10JAQK CELLARS – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalJCB TASTING ROOM & WINE BAR – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-4John Tyler Wines – 4353 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123 open daily 10:30-5Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250open by appointment onlyJOSEPH JEWELL – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 laguna rd, forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30Kachina – 4551 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 332-7917open by appointment onlyKamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700open by appointment onlyKastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348Sat Sun 11-4 or by apptKaz Winery – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 open daily 10-5Keller Estate – 5875 lakeville hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 thu-Sun 11- 4:30Kelley & Young – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5KENDALL-JACKSON WINE 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 10-4:30Kings Hill Cellars – 3404 Kings hill rd, Santa rosa; 707 538-0704open by appointment onlyKokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30Korbel Champagne Cellars – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 536-1532open by appointment onlyKunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-4La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 800 314-1762 open daily 10:30-5:30La Czar Vineyards – 7870 giusti rd, forestville; 707 887-3400open by appointment onlyLago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Lake Sonoma Winery – Poured at Valley of the Moon: 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 800 750-9463 open daily 10-4:30Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9600 open daily 10:30-4:30Lancaster Estate – 15001 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209open by appointment onlyLandmark – 101 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 open daily 10-4:30Larson Family – 23355 Millerick rd, Sonoma; 707 938-3031 open daily 10-5LA SIRENA – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Lasseter Family – 1 Vintage Way, glen ellen; 707 933-2814fri-Mon 11 & 2 by appt onlyLaurel Glen – 14301 Arnold Dr Suite 5, glen ellen; 707 933-9877open by appointment onlyLEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 open daily 10-5Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsLeonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 954 401-0096Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by apptLimerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-9211 open daily 10-5Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma hwy, glen ellen; 707 996-2750 thu-Mon 11-4:30Littorai Wines – 788 gold ridge rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586open by appointment onlyLocals Tasting Room – corner of geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707-857-4900 open daily 11-6Longboard Vineyards – 5 fitch St, healdsburg; 707 433-3473 open daily 11-6LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 935-7221open daily 11-5 by apptPicnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery ToursLynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 11-4MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312open by appointment onlyMacPhail Family – 851 Magnolia Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780open by appointment onlyMacrae Family – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5MacRostie Winery – 21481 eighth St e, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480Sat 11-4:30 or by appointmentMADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-4052fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-thur by appt– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6Marimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSMartinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, Windsor; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5MARTIN RAY – 2191 laguna road, Santa rosa; 707 823-2404 open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMartorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1909open by appointment onlyMatanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley rd, Santa rosa; 707 528-6464 open daily 10-4:30MATRIX – 3291 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1911 open daily 11-5Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-0804 open daily 10-5MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive at highway 12, glen ellen; 707 938-9401 open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY – Poured at the cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8159 open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKMEADOWCROFT WINESCatch the BuzzLocated in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot thatfeatures a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.open Daily 11-5 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8845 open daily 10-5Meeker Vineyards – 21035 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 431-2148 open daily 10:30-6Mercury Winery – 21015 geyserville Avenue, geyserville; 707 857-9870 thu-Mon 11-6Merriam Vnyds – 11650 los Amigos rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4032 open daily 10-5Merry Edwards – 2959 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommendedMichel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427open by appointment onlyMietz Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Daily 10:30-4:30Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320open by appointment onlyMontemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499open by appointment onlyMOONDANCE CELLARSFormerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars producessmall lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured bythe winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery.Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcomeMOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30Mountain Terraces – glen ellen; 707 481-7377open by appointment onlyMounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4:30 or by apptMueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4Munselle Vineyards – 3763 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-9988open by appointment onlyMurphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 499-7644 open daily 10:30-5:30Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 942-6180open by appointment onlyNalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040Sat 12-5 & by apptNicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6Novy Family – 981 Airway ct, Ste e & f, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3Notables – 11020 eastside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8460open by appointment onlyOccidental Road Cellars – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9400open Sat 1-4 or by apptOld World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 490-6696open by appointment onlyOptima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222open by appointment onlyORCHARD STATION WINERY – at Moondance cellars: 14301 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148open by appointment onlyPalmeri – Poured at terroirs Artisan Wines: 21002 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0422 open daily 11-4:3073


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPARADISE 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 – 1695 Sperring rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905open by appointment onlyPassalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5Pasterick Vnyd – 3491 West Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4655open by appointment onlyPaul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879open by appointment onlyPedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:30Pellegrini Family – 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244open by appointment onlyPendleton Estate – 35100 hwy 128, cloverdale; 707 894-3732open by appointment onlyPoured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Peters Family – 2064 hwy. 116 n, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111open by appointment onlyPeterson – 4791 Dry creek rd Bldg 7, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 By appointment Sat-Sun 11-4:30Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Petroni Vineyards – 990 cavedale road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311open by appointmentPezzi King Vnyds – 3225 W Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9388open by appointment onlyPhilip Staley – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Portalupi – 107 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0960 open daily 10:30-7Porter Bass Winery – 11750 Mays canyon rd, guerneville; 707 869-1475open by appointment onlyPorter Creek – 8735 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6321 open daily 10:30-4:30Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3372 open daily 11-4:30Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8333 open daily 11-5R2 Wine Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330 open daily 11-6Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Ram’s Gate – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 721-8700 thur-Mon 10-6Ramey Wine Cellars – 25 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-0870open by appointment onlyRavenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8559 open daily 11-5Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500 open daily 10-4:30RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6RICHARDSON WINERY – Poured at cellar Door in Sonoma: 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-6Ridge Vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7721 open daily 11-4; Summer fri-Sun till 5River Road Vnyds – 5220 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130open by appointment onlyRoadhouse Winery – 240 center St, healdsburg; 707 922-6362 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-7Robert Hunter – 15655 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 328-0173open by appointment onlyRobert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood rd, fulton; 707 578-1601fri-Sun 10-5, thu-Mon by apptRobert Young Estate – 4960 red Winery rd, geyserville; 707 431-4811 open daily 10-4:30Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 By appt Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 935-7115 open daily 11-6Rochioli – 6192 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2305thu-Mon 11-4, tue-Wed by apptRocking Z – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-1533Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK open daily 10-5Roessler – 380 first St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 open daily 11-6Route 128 Winery – 21079 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 696-0004 thur-Sun 11-6Rued – 3850 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3261 open daily 11-4:30Russian 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; 707 542-3138open by appointment onlySadler-Wells Winery – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272open by appointment onlySapphire Hill – 55 front Street, healdsburg; 707 431-1888 thurs-Mon 11-4:30Saracina/Atrea – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6SAUSAL 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 AreaScribe Winery –2300 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 939-1858open by appointment onlySEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 933-3230 open daily 11-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSeghesio Winery – 700 grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-3579 open daily 10–5Selby Winery – 215 center St, healdsburg; 707 431-1288 open daily 11-5Shane Wine Cellars –novato; 415 342-7926open by appointment onlySheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755thu 4-8 or by apptSiduri Wines – 981 Airway court, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 chianti road, geyserville; 707 942-7082Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by apptSimi Winery – 16275 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-3232 open daily 10-5Simoncini Vineyards – 2303 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8811open by appointment onlySkewis Wines – 57 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-2160 fri-Mon 11-4SL Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Small Vines Wines – 2160 green hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-0886open by appointment onlySODA ROCK WINERY – 8015 highway 128, healdsburg; 707 433-3303 open daily 11-5Sojourn Cellars –141 e. napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-7212Daily 10-5 by appointmentSonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser rd, Windsor, 877 797-3489 Appointments recommended, thu-Mon 10-4SONOMA ENOTECA – 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue hours seasonalSonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 707 769-5203 Mon-Sat 12-5Spann Vineyards – 111 east napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 Daily 12-6ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery ToursSt. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. helena road; Santa rosa; 707 538-8674 open daily 9-5 by appointmentStarlite Vineyards – 5511 highway 128, geyserville; 707 431-1102Sat & Sun 11-5 or by apptStephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520open by appointment onlyStonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128, healdsburg; 800 355-8008fri-Mon 11-4:30 or by apptStryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 open daily 10:30-5Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommendedSUNCE WINERY – 1839 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-9463 open daily 10:30-5Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-fri 11-4Talty – 7127 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8438fri-Mon 12-4 or by apptTara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049open by appointment onlyTeira Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 geyserville Ave, Ste 101, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8031 open daily 11-5Three Alarm – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8, later on weekendsThumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, healdsburg; 707 433-2393 open daily 11-6. fri & Sat 11-7Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30TOPELExquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown toexacting organic and biodynamic standardsMARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORSVisit the tasting room, located just steps off Healdsburg Plaza.open Daily 11-7125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-4116TR ELLIOT – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Trecini Cellars – 441 Beaver St, Santa rosa; 707 525-9400open by appointment onlyTRENTADUE – 19170 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 433-3104 open daily 10-5Tres Hermanas – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-574 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSTrione Winery – 19550 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 814-8100 thur-Sun 10-5Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-9545 open daily 11-5Two Amigos – 25 east napa St, Sonoma open daily 11-6Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside rd, healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5590open by appointment onlyUPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 566-9153tue-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon by apptValdez Family Wines – 595 Santana Dr, cloverdale; 707 894-3710Sat 11-4, fri & Sun by apptValley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 939-4500 open daily 10-4:30Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177open by appointment onlyVIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4726 open daily 10-5Vin Couture Lounge – 322 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 thu-Sun 11-10VML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-4404 open daily 11-5Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 river rd, cloverdale; 707 894-5166open by appointment onlyWellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 939-0708 open daily 11-5Westwood Winery – 11 e. napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Mon-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5White Oak Vineyards – 7505 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-8429 open daily 10-5Williamson – 134 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 433-1500 open daily 11-7Williams Selyem – 7227 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6425open by appointment onlyWillowbrook – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5WILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWind Gap Wines – forestville; 707 887-9100open by appointment onlyWindsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050open by appointment onlyWindsor Vineyards – Poured at Vintage Wine estates: 308B center St, healdsburg; 707 921-2893 open daily 11-7Wine Tree Farm – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Woodenhead – 5700 river rd, Santa rosa; 707 887-2703 open thu-Mon 10:30-4:30XYZin – Poured at geyser Peak: 22281 chianti rd, healdsburg; 707 857-9400 open daily 10-5Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8511fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointmentZichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4410 open daily 11-4:30NORTH CENTRAL COASTVJB 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.comAhlgren Vineyard – 20320 hwy 9, Boulder creek; 800 338-6071Sat 12-4 or by appointmentAlfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172Sat 12-5 or by appointmentAptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680open by appointment onlyArmida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, capitola; 831 462-1065 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-f 12-6Bargetto Winery – 3535 n. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 open daily 12-5Beauregard – 10 Pine flat road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-Winenov-April: open daily 11-5, May-oct: closed tueBig Basin– 830 Memory lane, Boulder creek; 831 621-8028open by appointment onlyBig Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-thu 11-5, fri-Sat 11-7Black Ridge – 18550 Black rd, los gatos; 408 399-6396open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentBonny Doon Vineyard – 328 ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 888 819-6789 open daily 12-5, summer till 6Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120open by appointment onlyBURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit rd, los gatos; 408 353-6290 open thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKByington Winery – 21850 Bear creek road, los gatos; 408 354-1111 tue-Sun 11-5, Winter: Wed-Sun 11-5Calera – 11300 cienega road, hollister; 831 637-9170 open daily 11-4:30Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass hwy, hollister; 800 543-1702 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 8-7:30Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 liberta Drive, Morgan hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5www.WineCountryThisWeek.comCava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, capitola; 831 476-2282 tue-thu 4-11, fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977open by appointment onlyCinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 open daily 11-5, fri 11-8Clos LaChance – 1 hummingbird ln, San Martin; 800 itS-Wine open daily 11-5Clos Tita – 4 Kendall lane, Santa cruz; 831 439-9235open by appointment onlyCooper-Garrod – 22645 garrod rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa cruz; 831 425-Wine fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6Creekview Vineyards – 12467 creekview ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-Wine Wed-Sun 11-5David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5DeRose Vineyards – 9970 cienega Valley road, hollister; 831 636-9143Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointmentDomenico Wines – 1697 industrial rd, San carlos; 650 593-2335 open daily 12-5Enz – 1781 limekiln road, hollister; 831 637-6443By appointment onlyEquinox Champagne Cellar – 427-c Swift St, Santa cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 redwood retreat, gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-8986open by appointment onlyFortino Winery – 4525 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-3305 tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith rd, hollister; 831 902-9106Weekends July thru SeptGUGLIELMO WINERYWith three generations of grape growing and wine making,we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.Daily 10-5, closed major holidays1480 east Main Avenue, Morgan hill408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.comHallcrest Vineyards – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 831 335-4441 open daily 12-5Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133open by appointment onlyHecker Pass Winery – 4605 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-8755 open daily 10-5Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500Sat 12-5, Sun 2-5 & by appointmentHunter Hill – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 11-4 or by apptJ. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 open daily 10-5Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 846-8463 thur-Mon 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 847-8827 (3855 Day rd for events) open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551open by appointment onlyLa Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104Sat 11-5 or by apptLa Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo road, half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 open daily 10-5Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, hollister; 831 636-1023 open daily 11-5LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 loma Prieta Way, los gatos; 408 353-2950Sat-Sun 12-5 or by apptMartin Ranch – 6675 redwood retreat road, gilroy; 408 842-9197 open third weekend of each month 12-4Mesa Del Sol Esate – 45803 Arroyo Seco rd, greenfield; 831 624-8527open by appointment onlyMichael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777open by appointment onlyMJA VINEYARDS – 328A ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 Mon-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-8MJA VINEYARDS – 24900 highland Way, los gatos (Sta cruz Mtns); 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 12-6Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan hill; 408 779-7389 tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Sat-Sun 12-5Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821open by appointment onlyMuns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663open by appointment onlyNaumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871Special events & by appointmentNicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4Odonata – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5Organic Wine Works – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 800-oWW-Wine open daily 12-5Osocalis Distillery – 5579 old San Jose rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718open by appointment onlyP&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 hopkins gulch rd, Boulder creek; 831 338-0172open by appointment onlyPietra Santa – 10034 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-1991Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentPelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-575


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPicchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601Sat 11-4 or by appointmentPleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826Summer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointmentPOETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478fri-Sun 12-5 or by apptRapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey hwy, gilroy; 800 842-6262 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6Regale Winery – 24040 Summit road, los gatos; 408 353-2500 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-5Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233Sat-Sun 11-4 & by apptRiver Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112open by appointment onlyRoudon -Smith – 18 hanger Way Ste B-c, Watsonville; 831 438-1244Sat 12-5 or by appointmentSanta Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-6209 Wed-Sun 12-5Sarah’s Vineyard – 4005 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-1947 open daily 12-5Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 congress Springs rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 open daily 11-5Silver Mountain – Silver Mountain rd, Miller cutoff; 408 353-2278 Sat 12-5Silver Mountain – 402 ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa cruz; 831 466-0559 thu-Sun 12-5Solis – 3920 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-6306 open daily 12-5Sones Cellars – 334 B ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 420-1552fri-Sun 12-5 or by apptSoquel Vineyards – 8063 glen haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa cruz; 831 458-5030 open daily 12-5Summerayne – 770 limekiln road, hollister; 831 902-5638open by appointment onlySycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas road, Morgan hill; 408 779-4738 thu, fri, Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5Team Zin – 830-3 Jury court, San Jose; 408 445-25081st Sun of the monthTestarossa Winery – 300-A college Ave, los gatos; 408 354-6150 open daily 11-5Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, gilroy; 408 842-7016 tue-Sun 12 -5Travieso Winery – 165 cristich lane, #f, campbell; 650 248-5641 Saturdays 11-4 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5Trout Gulch – 427 Swift St, Ste c, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705open by appointment onlyVilla del Monte Winery – 23076 Summit rd, los gatos; 888 788-4583open one weekend/month or by apptVinocruz – 725 front St, #101, Santa cruz; 831 426-8466 Mon-thu 11-7, fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6VINE HILL – 2300 Jarvis road, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436open third weekend each month 12-5 & special eventsVino Prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Ste B, Santa cruz; 831 426-0750 Mon-tue 2-8, Wed-fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8Vino Tabi – 334c ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426 1809 Wed-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463Sat 12-5 & by apptWoodside Vineyards – 205 constitution Dr, Menlo Park; 650 851-3144open by appointment onlyZayante Vineyards – 420 old Mount rd; felton; 831 335-7992Special events & by appointmentCARMEL VALLEYBernardus – 5 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 open daily 11-5Boekenoogen – 24 West carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 open daily 11-5Boëté Vineyards – 7156 carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 open daily 12-5Carmel Hills – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 thur-tue 12-6Caraccioli Cellars – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel Valley; 831 622-7722 Mon-thu 2-7, fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-7Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 624-2600 Mon-fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 center Street, carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 open daily 12-6Chesebro Wines – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2125 fri-Mon 12-5Chock Rock Vnyd – 1 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 thu-Mon 11:30-5:30Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel Valley; 831 620-0645 open daily 12- 6Figge Cellars – at Winefield gallery: Dolores St between 7th & ocean, carmel Valley; 831 384-4149 Wed-Sun 2-8Galante Vineyards – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel Valley; 831 624-3800 open daily 12-6 (closed until spring)Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-thu 11-4:30, fri-Sun 11-6Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 open daily 11-5Holman Ranch – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2640 fri-Sun 11-6Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 open daily 11-5Joyce Vineyards – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2885 fri-Sun 11-576Otter Cove Wines – at terra nove Wine Bar: 315 calle Principal, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 open daily 12-5Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5Robert Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Mon-fri 11-4:30, Sat-Sun 11-5Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge – 7th & San carlos, carmel; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-7Silvestri Vnyds – (opening March 1) 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1700 thu-Sun 11-5Southern Latitudes Wines - lincoln St. between ocean & 6th, carmel Valley; 831-622-7652 Wed-Sun 11-6Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between ocean & 7th, carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 fri-Sun 12-5Wrath Wines – carmel Plaza, corner of ocean Ave. and Mission St, carmel; 831 678-2212 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5MONTEREY WINERIESA Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Ste KK, Monterey; 831 646-5446 open daily 10-6Bargetto Winery – 700 cannery row Suite g, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Mon-fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-7Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 open daily 12-6Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090open by appointment onlyFigge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149Mon-fri by appointment onlyMcIntyre Vineyards – in hyatt regency: 1 old golf course rd Ste 1, Monterey; 831 649-9463 Mon-Wed 9-7, thu-Sun 8-8Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 12-6:30, fri-Sat 12-8Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 open daily 11-5Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 open daily 12-8SALINAS VALLEYA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6, closed SunBoekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Sat-Sun 12-4De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176open by appointment onlyHAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-fri 11-4Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5Hammond Vnyds– 655 river road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 fri-Sun 11-5Marilyn Remark – 645 river road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, holidays 11-5Mesa Del Sol Vineyards & Retreat – 45803 Arroyo Seco rd,greenfield; 831 624-8527 open by appt onlyParaiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4Pessagno Winery – 1645 river road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 11-5Ray Franscioni – 132720 river road; gonzales; 831 455-1096open by appointment onlyRobert Talbott Vineyards – 1380 river road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 thu-Mon 11-5Scheid Vineyards – 1972 hobson Avenue, greenfield; 831 386-0316 open daily 11-5Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco road, greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5Ventana Vineyards – 38740 los coches road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most holidays 11-5Wrath Wines – 35801 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 thu-Mon 11-5LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESTASTE MORGANFeaturing the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farmin the crossroads carmel, rio road at highway 1 / carmelopen 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.(831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.comAlbertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475open by appointmentBarra of Mendocino – 7051 n. State Street, redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 open daily 10-5Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069open daily11-8Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7Brassfield Estate – 10915 high Valley rd, clearlake oaks; 707 998-1895Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in 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 10-5Campovida – 13601 old river road, hopland; 707 744-8797open by appointmentCeago Vinegarden – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open daily 10-5Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Wed-Sun 11-5:30Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSChiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill creek rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146open by appointment onlyClaudia Springs – 1810 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs rd. n., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651May-oct, fri-Sun 11-5pm or by apptDemuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729open by appointmentDogwood Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, Ste h, hopland; 707 743-0301Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri by apptDrew Family – 9000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 thu-Mon 11-5Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. house road, hopland; 707 744-1493open by appointmentDunwood Vineyards – 2399 n. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985open by appointmentEden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 open by appointmentElke Vineyards – 12351 hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 fri-Mon 11-5Esterlina – 1200 holmes ranch road, Philo; 707 895-2920open by appointment onlyFoursight Wines – 14475 highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 fri-Mon 10-4:30Frey – 14000 tomki rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5177Mon-fri 10-5, by appointmentGermain-Robin – P. o. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314open by appointment only Mon-fridGiuseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401 School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment onlyGoldeneye Winery – 9200 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 open daily 11-4Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.hwy 101; Suite 3, hopland; 707 744-8466 open daily 10-5Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 open daily 10-5Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point lakeview road, lower lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5Handley Cellars – 3151 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Harmonique Wines – 1810 hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5Hawk and Horse – 13048 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-0910open by appointment onlyHigh Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 e. State highway 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9400 tue-Sat 11-5Husch Vineyards – 4400 hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 open daily 10-5JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. hwy 101, hopland; 877-462-0666 open daily 10-5Jeriko Estate – 12141 hewlitt & Sturtevant rd, hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4Jim Ball Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 open daily 11-5Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 gaddy lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995By appointmentLake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper lake; 707 275-8030 thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304open by appointment onlyLonder Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 thu-Mon 11-5Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 ell river rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyMaple Creek Winery – 20799 hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 open daily 10:30-5Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243open by appointmentMasút Vnyd & Winery – 1301 reeves canyon rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5466open by appointmentMcDowell Valley – 13380 S. hwy 101, hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. hwy 101 Suite #5, hopland; 707 744-8463 open daily 10-5McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. hwy 101; hopland; 707 744-1986 open daily 10-5Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 open daily 10-5Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1396open daily10-5Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle rock road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 fri - Sun 11-5Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213open by appointmentNavarro Vineyards – 5601 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 open daily 10-5Nelson Family – 550 nelson ranch road; Ukiah open daily 10-5Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 old long Valley road, clearlake oaks; 707 998-0319Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257open by appointmentPacific Star – 33000 north highway 1, fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 open daily 11-5Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – 14125 hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303Sat-Sun by appointmentPloyez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay rd, lakeport; 707 263-0100 fri-Sun 10-5Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South highway 101, hopland; 707 894-3683 open daily 10-5Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1671 open daily 11-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629thu-Sat 11-5 or by apptSilversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointmentSIP! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-8375 open daily 11-5Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Snows Lake Vnyd –lower lake; 707 994-9444open by appointmentSol Rouge – P.o. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000open by appointmentStandish Wine Co. – 5101 hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5Steele Wines – 4350 thomas Drive, at hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5Terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114 tue-Sun 10-5Terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, fri-Sun 11-5Testa Vineyards – 6400 north State Street, calpella; 707 485-7051open by appointmentToulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo open daily 11-5Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs rd, nice; 707 274-9373 open daily 10-5Villa La Brenta – 1780 highway 53, clearlake; 707 994-4000 tue-Sun 10-5Vin de Tevis – 51161 covelo rd, Dos rios; 707 983-8433open by appointment onlyWeibel Winery – 13275 So hwy 101, Ste 1, hopland; 707 744-2200 open Daily 10-5Whaler Vineyards – 6200 e Side capella rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355open by appointment onlyWildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 open daily 10-5Yorkville Cellars – 25701 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 open Daily 10-5SUISUN VALLEYBlacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Blue Victorian Vineyards – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., fairfield; 707 422-8025 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6Green Valley Cellars – 1635 Mason rd, green Valley; 707 864-2089thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentKing Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy road, Suisun city; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Mankas Hills Vineyards – 4185 chadbourne road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334open by appointment onlyTenbrink Vineyards – 1793 rockville rd, Suisun Valley; 800-692-0723open by appointment onlyRock Creek Vineyard – 4610 green Valley rd, green Valley; 707 864-2471open by appointment onlySuisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 thu-Sun 12-5Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Vezer 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 or by appointmentBerryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 thurs 4:30-8:30, fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4Bogle Vineyards – 37783 county rd, clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 10-California Cellars – 15511 isleton road, isleton; 916 777-5747open by appointment onlyCapay Valley Vineyards – 13757 hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointmentCarvalho Family – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5Heringer Estates – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1227 thu-Sun 11-577


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPurple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 currey rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 thu-Sun 12-5River Grove Winery – 52183 clarksburg rd, clarksburg; 916 744-9000open by appointment onlyRominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30Six Hands Winery – 13783 isleton rd, Walnut grove; 916 776-2053open by appointment onlySolomon Wine Co. – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744 1131 fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Three Wine Company– poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 707 933-9752 fri-Sun 11-5Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5Turkovich Family Wines– 304 railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 thu 12-6, fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5Wilson Vineyards – clarksburg; 916 744-1456open by appointment onlyBAY AREA/LIVERMOREBent Creek Winery – 5455 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-6320 fri-Sun 12-4:30Big White House – 6800 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4Cedar Mountain – 7000 tesla rd, livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4Charles R Vnyds – 8195 crane ridge rd, livermore; 925 454-3040 fri-Sun 12-4:30Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares rd, castro Vly; 510 582-9900Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)Concannon – 4590 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2505 open daily 11-4:30Crooked Vine – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentDashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by apptEagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo road, livermore; 925 584-6494Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointmentel Sol – 8626 lupine Way, livermore; 925 606-1827 fri-Sun 12-5Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptFenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 447-5246 fri-Sun 12-5Garré Vineyard & Winery – 7986 tesla rd, livermore; 925 371-8200 fri-Sun 11:30-5Hidden Creek – 5937 graham ct, Suite B, livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30John Christopher – 25 So. livermore Ave, Ste 103, livermore; 925-456-Wine thu-Sun 12-6La Rochelle – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6442 open daily 12-4:30Las Positas Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore rd, livermore; 925 449-9463 Sat-Sun 12-5Lavish Laines Winery – 2481 Buena Vista Ave, livermore; 925 321-0373 fri-Sun 11-7Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria lane, livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton thu-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Livermore Valley Cellars– 2838 cellars Dr, livermore; 925 454-9463 Sat-Sun 12-5LONGEVITY WINES – 2271 South Vasco rd, Ste B, livermore, 925-443-Wine fri-Sat-Sun 12-5Marr Cellars – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5McGRAIL VINEYARDS– 5600 greenville rd, livermore; 925 373-6214 fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-524837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment onlyMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 thu-Sun 12-5Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines rd; livermore; 925 456-2390 May-oct open daily 11-4:30, nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30NOTTINGHAM CELLARS – 2245 South Vasco rd, livermore; 925 294-8647 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Scan the QR codewith your smartphone appfor winery listings, stories,websites, and more!For corrections, deletions oradditions, send an email toinfo@winecountrythisweek.comOCCASIO – 2245B South Vasco road, livermore; 925 371-1987 fri-Sun 12 to 5Page Mill– 1960 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30fri-Sunday & by appointmentRed Feather – 5700 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 447-8941 tue-fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-Wine open daily 11-5:30Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 408-209-9498 fri-Sun 12-5Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5Steven Kent – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6440 open daily 12-4:30Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Tamas Estate – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2380 open daily 12-4:30Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff common, livermore; 925 960-1006 fri-Sun 12-5Tesla Vintners – 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2305 open daily 11-4:30Wente Vineyards Tasting Room – 5050 Arroyo rd, livermore; 925 456-2405 open daily 11-6:30Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares rd, castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5White Crane Winery – 5405 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-8085 thu-Mon 12-4:30Wood Family Winery – 7702 cedar Mountain rd, livermore; 925 606-7411TREASURE ISLANDBODEGA WINE ESTATES – 751 13th St at Ave M, treasure island, San franciscoFat Grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco; 415-388-8318Hoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscoJUST JOSHIN – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscoKENDRIC VINEYARDS– 401 Avenue h, treasure island, San francisco; (707) 363-9462KNIGHTSWOOD – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscoSTEIN FAMILY WINES – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscoTreasure Island Wines – 95 9th Street and Ave i, treasure island, Sf; 415-394-9463WINERY SF – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUiceVIE – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUiceSol Rouge – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUiceCONTRA 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 appointmentfri, Sat & Sun from 1-6pmtue-Sun 12-5:30 pmopening Soonfri, Sat, Sun from 1-6pmopening Soonfri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmfri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmMon-fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pmopen daily 12-5, tours by appointmentopen daily 12-5, tours by appointmentopen daily 12-5, tours by appointmentWed-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; 925 283-1245open by appointmentLolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine Mon-fri 1-4New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463Odisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107open 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; 925 228-6465Wedl Wine Cellars – 400 tate lane, oakley; 925 360-9677open by appointmentopen by appointmentSat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.open by appointmentWed-Mon 9-5pmopen by appointment only78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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