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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKO N T H EC O V E R 26Black Stallion WineryF E A T U R E DW I N E R Y 20Mahoney VineyardsF E A T U R E DW I N E R Y 36Sutter Home WineryT A S T I N G R O O MO F T H E W E E K 52Chateau St. Jean4 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | TABLE OF CONTENTSJ U L Y 1 , 2 0 1 1 – I S S U E 2 5 – V O L U M E 3 0ON THE COVERBlack Stallion Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6WINE COUNTRY NEWSNorthern California Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYSOvernight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-34Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-45Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-61Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-61Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-67Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . 64Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-78Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW5


NORTHERN CALIFORNIATOTOEUREKAREDDING1ElkPt. ArenaFort BraggMendocinoLittleRiver20P P a a c c i i f f i i c c O O c c e e a a n nUkiahWillitsCalpella20253BoonvilleYorkville Hopland128Gualala LakeSonomaSea RanchPt. ReyesTimber CoveJenner29LakeportGeyserville101ClearLakeGuerneville12 •San Francisco1175Half MoonBayCloverdaleHealdsburgBodega BaySebastopol116TomalesPt. ReyesStationMuirWoodsPacificaSFO29101SanRafael1101Lower Lake29MiddletownSanta Rosa280WoodsideKenwoodGlenEllenPetaluma 116n n S S a a80128F r a n cF r a n c84Clearlake1229Sonoma1213720YountvilleSan PabloBay580i s c oi s c o53PaloAlto92B a yCalistogaBerkeley84St. HelenaRutherford12121580Napa24OaklandAlamedaSantaClara12Vallejo6807804121Hayward680Pleasanton880680FremontSan JoseLakeBerryessaFairfieldBrooks128 WintersDavisConcordWalnut Creek580125Williams16PASO ROBLES 117 158MONTEREY 72SAN JOSE5054805SacramentoRio VistaLivermore204 245 255 269 355 263 236 266 278112 160 170 184 269 178 151 190 20248 90 100 115 200 110 83 118 138SAN FRANCISCO 45 55 70 155 75 48 88 142SONOMA 22 44 129 39 14 68 131SANTA ROSA 16 101 21 41 104 166HEALDSBURG 86 26 56 118 181MENDOCINO 111 141 195 266CALISTOGA 27 86 149NAPA 59 122SACRAMENTO 84MURPHYSLAKE TAHOE1220558099Lodi99StocktonManteca88449SutterCreekAuburn50 PlacervilleOakdaleModesto49AngelsCampChineseCampJacksonJamestownSonora379307231201181217231310199172115118TORENOTOLAKE TAHOETOYOSEMITEMonterey BaySantaCruz17Morgan Hill5Capitola 152 GilroyWatsonvilleChowchilla152Moss Landing156 998MontereyPacificGroveCarmel68TOBIG SUR &MORRO BAYSalinas101GonzalesTOPASO ROBLES &SAN LUIS OBISPOTOLOS ANGELESFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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Which wines are best for barbecues?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 NapolitanoSummer grilling triggers two very different types of wine in mymind: First, there are the crisp, dry or semi-dry, white and roséwines that really satisfy when served very chilled. You may not thinkof wine as necessarily a thirst quencher, but a refreshing white wine,like Pinot Grigio and some dry rosé wines can be quite refreshing.The other wine style that comes to mind for a barbecue is richlyflavored reds like Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. The reason isbecause of barbecue sauce that usually smothers grilled chicken orribs. I like the combination of the sweet and spicy flavor in the saucewith the full body and rich, dark fruitiness of these wines.I’ve long been a big fan of Syrah but I have also grown pretty fondof the Petite Sirah as well. Both wines have an exotic black fruitinesswith a spicy edge but the Petite Sirah has an additional boldness to itthat can be jarring in a good way. Red Zinfandel also delivers a spicyfruit flavor that lends itself to summer grilling. Just keep in mind thatthese full-bodied red wines tend to come with higher alcohol levelsthan white wines and even many other red wines.Of course, when it comes to wine and food I always state thatyour personal preference takes precedent over any suggestions Imake. If you only drink Merlot, for example, then that’s what youshould drink with barbecue. But, if you’re in the mood to explore,try one of these alternatives.As I have mentioned in the past, Pinot Noir is a good wine toserve when you need to satisfy many different palates even at abarbecue. It's the perfect red wine if you are looking for somethingsafe -- not too light, not too big. It can handle grilled fish as well asmild red meats served without rich sauces. Another is Beaujolaisfrom France. It is even light enough to go with summer salads (andcan even be served slightly chilled) and filled with bright, cherry-likefruit. Great without food, too.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.2 for 1 Tasting with this ad10Follow 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 – Nothing in this hip hideaway is more than $25 (with afew under $15)! The Wine Garage is stocked with premium, small-lot winesthat you won’t find at BevMo, Trader Joe’s or your local wine store (plus, they doa better job storing their wines 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, 2008 Russian River Syrah, 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet, 2008Chihuahua Cabernet and 2006 Hillside Cabernet.Under-the-radar – Go old-school with half-gallon jugs filled while you wait usingtheir specifically designed service station nozzles. Not only are the wines delicious(and affordable), the jug is crazy fun conversation at the table. It’s also acool 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 exclusive dealsby 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, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com• July 8: Vintners lunch, Artesa Vineyards & Winery• July 8, 27: Murder Mystery• July 11, 25: eat See learn Wine class• July 15: Moonlight escape• July 22: Vintner’s lunch, Dick Vermeil & his Wines• July 29: Vintner’s lunch with Domaine carnerosOngoingSummer Concert Seriesat Robert Mondavi Wineryoakville, www.robertmondavi.com, 888-rMonDAVi• July 2: celebrating American independence• July 9: the fume Blanc concert with colbie caillat• July 16: festival del Sole presents David foster & friends• July 23: Spotlight on to Kalon with chris isaak• July 30: Winemaker of the Year concert with KD lang & the Siss Boom BangONGOINGJoseph Phelps Vineyards:Tastings & SeminarsAn opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, exceptinsignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. terrace tastings daily, $25rSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com• insignia Blending • le nez• tasting terroir ·• Wine Appreciation• cool california (freestone chardonnay & Pinot noir)• Barrel seminars (napa Valley cab)ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKENDWine Component Tasting Seminarat Merryvale VineyardsSt. helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members707-963-7777, www.merryvale.comEVERY 4TH WEEKENDWine & Food Pairing Seminarat Merryvale Vineyards10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. helena707-963-7777, www.merryvale.comONGOINGTours & Tastings at Clos du Valnapa, daily 10am-5pm, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com• classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine.• reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine.• tours by appointment with 24 hour advance noticeONGOINGJefferson House Reserve Room Tastingat Monticello Vineyardsnapa, reserve Wine Seminar, corley family napa Valley $25rSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.corleyfamilynapaValley.comONGOINGV. Sattui WinerySt. helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com• classic tasting, daily, $5• Premium tasting, daily, $10• food & wine pairing, Mon-thu, $18• Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25• italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses• Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more• Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar• 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic groundsONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSFood & Wine Pairings at Etude Winerynapa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/memberswww.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300ONGOINGRombauer VineyardsSt. helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com• friday-Sunday: open by advance appointment only• Monday-thursday 10am-5pm• tasting $10• Wine & cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25ONGOINGTours & Tasting at ZD Winesrutherford, rSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com• traditional tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm• Premier tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm• Private group tasting, $20, by appt• cellar tour & tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-f by appt• Vineyard View tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-f by appt• Abacus tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt• Wine train, $180ONGOINGTours and Tastingsat William Hill Estate Winerynapa, 10am-5pm, by appt. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com• taste the napa Valley, $12• taste the Silverado Bench, $20• estate exclusives, $25• intro to William hill estate tour and tasting, $25• the William hill estate experience tour and tasting, $40ONGOINGVineyard & Winery Toursat Raymond VineyardsSt. helena, 11am (by appt), $15, group tours available (by appt)800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.comONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti Winerynapa , 877-386-5070 x227, www.andrettiwinery.com• individual tastings, $15• Private Winery tour & tasting, $20/person by appointment• Vineyard tours, $20/person by appointmentONGOINGTasting at Grgich Hills Estaterutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, tours at 11am & 2pm, $10Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most fridays 2-4pm707-963-2784, www.grgich.comONGOINGTastings & Tours at Artesa Winerynapa, rSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com• Vino con Queso, Wine & cheese experience, $40• Daily guided tours• Vines & Wines, A Vineyard tour, $40ONGOINGTours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winerynapa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com• regular tasting, $10• reserve tasting, $35, Sat-SunArtisan cheese additional $7.50/personONGOINGEducational Tours & Wine Tastingat Castello di Amorosacalistoga, 707-967-6272, rSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com• regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50• tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20• napa Valley neighbor Program • Private ViP toursONGOINGWine Tasting Experiences at Benessere VineyardsSt. helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt• Personalized Wine flights, daily, $10• Vineyards Walking tour & tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15• fudge Pairing experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15• Barrel tasting, rSVP, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20• Barrel tasting & current release, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Barrel tasting & Vertical, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• group tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYSCooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun TheatreSt. helena, culinary institute of America at greystone, $12.50707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.eduONGOINGVisitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Wineryfor details, 888-rMonDAVi x2, www.robertmondavi.com• the Signature tour & tasting• the Wine tasting Basics• the exclusive cellar tasting• tasting Beyond the Basics• the “harvest of Joy” tour & lunchONGOINGVIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory TourBourassa Vineyards, napa, Mon-fri by appointment, $15 mid-week specialMention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.comONGOINGTastings at Silverado Vineyardsnapa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com• Saddleblock Vineyard tasting, $75• library tasting, $75• Daily tasting room flights, estate/$10, Premier/$20• Public tours & tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15• Private tour and or tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tastingEVERY SATURDAYZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminarrutherford, includes visit to Wine library & cellar, 11am, $40800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.comEVERY SATURDAYChocolate & Red Wine Saturdaysat Bennett Lane Winerycalistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTHBacchus That Rascalclos Pegase, calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “history of Wine“707-942-4981, www.clospegase.comONGOINGTastings & Seminars at St. Supéryrutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-231-6116• Wine & cheese Pairing Seminars, 11am, alternate Saturdays• chocolate Pairing, 11am, alternate Saturdays• cabernet library tasting, 11am, alternate Saturdays• Wine 101 at St. Supéry, 11am, SundaysONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org• July 1-3: robert Wuhl’s Assume the Position• July 12: ottmar liebert & luna negra• July 13: Jake Shimabukuro• July 15: crystal gayle• July 21: Barrage• Aug 6: Josh Kornbluth’s Andy Warhol, good for the Jews?• Aug 10: Dave Koz• Sept 24: nVoh galaUPCOMING• 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• July 8: Vintners Lunch, Artesa Vineyards & Winery• July 8, 27: Murder Mystery• July 11, 25: Eat See Learn Wine Class• July 15: Moonlight Escape12 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOING 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, 707-224-3900ONGOINGLive at the Lincoln TheaterYountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com• July 1: godspell• July 30: lamplighters’ hMS Pinafore• Sept 15: rick Bartalini presents Diana ross• Sept 25: napa Valley Symphony – Double the Pianos• oct 1: Jose felicianoONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room Winesnapa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com• June 30: taste Syrahs from Different regions, Different climates• July 1: taste Syrahs from Different regions, Different climates• July 2: hot Dogs & Wine• July 7: cheese Meets Wine classes by Janet fletcher• July 7: Summertime rosé Wines• July 15: Vive la france! on Day After Bastille Day• July 20: riesling fan club of napa Valley• July 22: Sauvignon Blancs from Around the WorldONGOINGdi Rosanapa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org• ongoing through Sept 17: Zombie-Proof houseONGOINGLive at Uptown Theatrenapa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com• July 9: Jefferson Starship• July 14: Steve Kimock & friends• July 16: David grisman Bluegrass experience• July 17: open Door, india.Arie & idan raichel• July 22: the Marshall tucker Band• July 23: the english Beat plus the fixx• July 29: norm MacDonaldONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Night Pulse TastingsAcMe fine Wines, St.helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440• July 1: rebecca laird pouring laird wines• July 8: Kelly fleming pouring Kelly fleming wines• July 15: Jon grant pouring couloir & Straight line wines• July 22: tBAONGOINGFriday Night Winemaker EventsJV Wine & Spirits, napa, 5-7pm, $2, 707-253-2624, www.jvwine.com• July 1: francis ford coppola Wines• July 8: Wines from Banfi• July 15: Bastille Day PartyONGOINGTasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valleynapa town center, napa, 707-253-9450www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices• July 1, 15, 24, 29: craft Beer, fine Wine & Artisan cheese• July 2-4: red, White & Brews, fourth of July flights• July 6, 20: flight night, craft Beer Samplers• July 8: Meet the Winemaker, fine Wine & Artisan cheese• July 9-10: Wine flight Weekends, Pinot noir• July 16-17: Sip and Sliders• July 23: Meet the Brewmaster, Marin Brewing company• July 24: Wine of the Month Pairing with french cheeses• July 26: chocolate Decadence• July 30-31: 5th Weekend flights of 5ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 30Wayne Thiebaud Art ExhibitionSt. Supéry, rutherford, 10am-5pmwww.stsupery.com, 800-942-0809x44ONGOING THROUGH JULY 16A Year in Flowers, Joanne Youngberg & Nina Antzenapa Valley Museum, Yountville, www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30Modernism – Photography After 1930Exhibit at Turnbull Cellarsoakville, 707-963-5839, www.turnbullwines.com, freewww.WineCountryThisWeek.com13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 13Signs of Life Photography Exhibitby Robert Buelteman at Mumm Naparutherford, www.mummnapa.com, 707-976-7702JULY 1-31st Annual Napa ValleyArt & Music Festivaltrinchero family estates, St. helena, www.nvamf.org, 707-963-2209JULY 1-4Napa County Fair -Something Old, Something New, Forever Rednapa county fairgrounds, calistogawww.napacountyfairgrounds.com, 707-942-5111JULY 2Grgich Hills Annual Wine Club Festivalrutherford, rSVP, 800-532-3057, www.grgich.comJULY 2Red, White & Blue Barbecueat Beringer Wine EstatesSt. helena, 12-5pm, $30/club members, $35, rSVPwww.beringer.com, 707-963-8989x2069JULY 2-3Red, White & You at Pejurutherford, 11:30am-2:30pm, www.peju.com, 707-963-3600JULY 2-3RSV First Weekendrobert Sinskey Vineyards, napa, $25, 10am-4pm, 800-869-2030JULY 4Louis M. Martini 4th of July Fireworkslouis Martini Winery, St. helena, 7-10pmwww.louismartini.com, 866-549-2582JULY 4Fourth of July CelebrationVeterans Memorial Park, napa, dusk, 707-257-9529JULY 4Yountville 4th of July Celebration & FireworksVeterans home of california, Yountville, 12-9:30pm, free, 707-944-4600JULY 4Silverado 4th of July ParadeDowntown calistoga, 11am, www.calistogaVisitors.com, 707-942-6333JULY 7First Thursday Fashion! Food! Fun!Sip, shop & taste your way through downtown!Downtown calistoga, 6-9pm, www.calistogavisitors.comJULY 8Le Reve & Lobster at Domaine Carnerosnapa – chateau Society Wine club event, 7-9:30pm$120/members, $130/guests, www.domainecarneros.com, 800-716-2788x135JULY 9Mike Grgich of Grgich Hills EstatePouring WineSt. helena Wine center, St. helena, 12-5pm, www.grgich.com, 707-963-1313JULY 9Cooking Class: Celadon/Cole’sIt’s What’s for Dinner with Greg Colecedar gables inn, napa, $150, 4-8pm, www.cedargablesinn.com, 707224-7969JULY 10Bastille Day CelebrationDomaine chandon, Yountville, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280JULY 10, 24Sketching Calistoga Art Workshopscalistoga Visitor center, calistoga, 10am-12pm, $30www.napavalleyartworkshops.com, 707-942-0197JULY 14Bastille Day Celebrationat Domaine Carnerosnapa, 6-8pm, $79/members, $90/guests, rSVPwww.domainecarneros.com, 800-716-2788x135JULY 15-246th Annual Napa Valley Festival del SoleVarious events & locations in the napa Valleywww.festivaldelsole.org, 888-fDS-nAPAJULY 1629th Annual Home Winemakers Classicat Charles Krug WinerySt. helena, 4-6:30pm, $35/adv, $45, www.drycreek.org, 707-255-6375JULY 16Calistoga’s Big 125th Birthday PartyDowntown calistoga & Pioneer Park, 12-6pmwww.calistogaVisitors.com, 707-942-6333JULY 16Cooking Class: The Wild Table with Sarah Scottcedar gables inn, napa, $150, 4-8pm, www.cedargablesinn.com, 707224-7969JULY 16Burgers and BordeauxBourassa Vineyards, napa, 4-7pm, www.bourassavineyards.com, 707-254-4922JULY 16A Sunset Dinner in RutherfordhAll rutherford, 6pm, $100, www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2626JULY 17Tastemaker Dinner at étoile RestaurantDomaine chandon, Yountville, 6:30pm, $95www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280JULY 17Carneros Wine Country Half Marathoncuvaison estate in napa top Sonoma Plazawww.napa2sonoma.com, 707-933-1769JULY 18Pickup Party at St. Supéryrutherford, Wine club event, www.stsupery.com, 866-612-2582JULY 18Les Violettes Perform as Part ofFestival Del Sole at Grgich Hills Estaterutherford, www.grgich.com, 800-532-3057JULY 22Dawn at Dusk Happy Hourat Acacia Vineyardnapa, 4:30-6:30pm, $10/memberswww.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991JULY 23Merryvale Profile ClubCroquet Tournament & BarbequeMeadowood napa Valley, St. helena, 4pm, $150www.merryvale.com, 877-887-4463, rSVPJULY 23Annual Lobster Dinnerfeaturing Maikai GentsMumm napa, rutherford – club Vivant Member only event, 7-11pm$125/members, $150/guestswww.mummnapa.com, 800-686-6272, rSVP requiredJULY 23The Artist’s Palette Dining Experience:Husic VineyardsMa(i)sonry napa Valley, napa – hosted by Proprietors Julie & frank husic6:30pm, $155, $124/members, www.maisonry.com, 707-944-088JULY 23Date & Movie Nightthe room, flora Springs, St. helena – 6:30pm wine & dinner, movie8:30pm, www.florasprings.com, 866-967-8032JULY 23Garden Party & GrillPeju Province Winery, rutherford, 11am-2pm, $75/members, $85www.peju.com, 800-446-7358JULY 232008 Tapestry Release CelebrationBeaulieu Vineyard, rutherford, $25, $20/memberswww.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896JULY 24Music on the TerraceDomaine chandon, Yountville, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280JULY 3013th Annual Joy of Wine Fundraiserat Rombauer VineyardsBenefits the rombauer cancer research fund for Pancreatic cancerSt. helena, 10am-3pm, $50, www.rombauer.com, 707-963-5170JULY 30Festa Italiana XVII at V. Sattui Wineryoak grove, St. helena – 6:30-9:30pm, $69/members, $79www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774, rSVPSONOMA COUNTYONGOING21st Annual Summer Concert Seriesat Rodney Strong Vineyardshealdsburg, www.rodneystrong.com, 800-678-4763• July 23: euge groove, Mindi Abair & Average White Band• Aug 7: Pat Benatar & neil giraldoFRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERSebastiani Winery Friday Music SeriesSonoma, 6-9pm, 707-933-3226, www.sebastiani.com• July 1: Jami Jamison Band• July 8: Adam traum & the traumatics• July 15: Backtrax• July 22: cynthia carr & the cartunesONGOINGSummer Music Series at Mazzocco Wineryhealdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-501-8466, www.mazzocco.com• July 15: tracy rose• Aug 5: Anne o’Brien• Aug 26: lady DONGOINGSummer Music Seriesat de Lorimier Winerygeyserville 6-8pm, 800-546-7718, www.delorimierwinery.com• July 8: Blue Box Bayou• July 29: Miracle MuleONGOINGSummer Music Series at Wilson Wineryhealdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com• July 1: the remedics• July 22: B. rooster Blues• Aug 12: ScallywagsOngoing Thursdays2nd Annual St. Francis Summer Film FestivalSanta rosa – 7:30pm, free, Bring a blanket & a picnic!www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-Wine• July 14: the Big night• July 21: Moonstruck• July 28: ferris Beuller’s Day offONGOINGCarneros 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, 707-931-2042ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSWine & Food Sampling at Hop Kilnrussian river Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine& sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.comONGOINGVineyard Walk & Photography Workshopat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.comONGOINGExclusive Wine & Cheese Tastingat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.comONGOINGPrivate Wine Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40ppby appointment, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com• Scentiments – test your Smell Memory• White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses• King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates• Matchmaker – wine and food pairing• PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate• cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevations14 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOINGWine 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 appointment707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.comONGOINGFree Guided Winery Tourat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointment707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.comONGOINGGroup Private Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, byappointment. $20 per person, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.comONGOINGTerroir & History Tour at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.comONGOINGFood and Wine Pairingat the Mayo Reserve Room9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting$35, reservations recommended, 707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.comONGOINGWine Experiences at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com• cinq cépages Blending Seminar, eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75• cinq cépages component tasting, eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25• Private ViP Wine tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour• Box lunch Prgram with tourONGOINGTours, Tastings & Seminarsat St. Francis WinerySanta rosa, ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com• Winery tour & tasting, 1.5 hours, $25• Vineyards tour & tasting, 1 hour, $20• Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65ONGOING SUNDAYSDomaine Carneros Sparkling Brunchat the Fairmont Mission Inn & SpaSonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonomaONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jacksonfulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25707-571-7500, www.kj.comONGOINGGuided Winery Tours at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.comONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winerycloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.comLAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH50 Mile AV Vintner's Diningglen ellen, Barrel tasting & old Vine Pinot noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard.foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, rSVP, 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.comONGOING THURSDAYSThirsty Thursdays at AnabaSonoma, enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your winetasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.comONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAYUnique Food & Wine Pairingsat HKG Tasting Roomglen ellen, 12-6pm, 707-938-7622, www.hopkilnwinery.comONGOINGMoondance Cellars &Orchard Station Winesglen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10707-938-7550, www.moondancecellars.comLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!15


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOING FRIDAYSSummer Concert in the Park Serieslibrary Park, lakeport, 6:30-8:30pm, 707-263-6113• July 1: twice as good• July 8: Memphis exchange• July 15: Donna landry• July 22: the neverly Brothers• July 29: Snake AlleyONGOING THROUGH JULY 4Willits Frontier DaysVarious events & locations in Willits, 2-6pmwww.willitsfrontierdays.com, 707-459-6330JULY 1-2Salmon Film Festivalfort Bragg town hall, fort Bragg, 5-10pmwww.salmonfestival.wordpress.com, 707-969-7490JULY 2Red, White & BlushFood & Wine Pairing & Concert in the Gardentulip hill Winery, nice, 4-7pm, $5, www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373JULY 2Fireworks in Fort Braggwww.mendocinocoast.com, 707-961-6300, 5-10pmJULY 3Maxine Sherman Memorial Fireworksclearlake oaks, dusk, 707-998-9563, www.clearlakeoaks.orgJULY 3-4Point Arena Street Fair & Fireworks ExtravaganzaPoint Arena, www.cityofpointarena.com, 707-882-2122JULY 4Lakeport Independence Day Festivitieslakeport – Street fair, music, arts/crafts, boat race, fireworks & more!8am, free, 866-525-3767, www.lakeportmainstreet.comJULY 4Fourth of July ParadeMendocino, 11am-3pm, www.KelleyhouseMuseum.org, 707-937-5791JULY 5Winemaker Dinner SeriesSaw Shop Bistro, Kelseyville, 6-9pmwww.sawshopbistro.com, 707-278-0129JULY 8-9Lake County Rodeolake county fairgrounds, lakeportwww.lakecountyrodeo.com, 707-263-1845JULY 9Windows to the Universetaylor observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pm, $3www.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121JULY 9-23Mendocino Music FestivalVarious events & venues in Mendocinowww.mendocinomusc.com, 707-937-2044JULY 10Music FestivalMoore family Vineyard, Kelseyvillewww.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-279-9279JULY 163rd Annual Gualala Auto Showgualala Arts center, gualala, 10am-4pmwww.gualalaarts.org, 707-884-1138JULY 16-1852nd Annual Summer Arts & Crafts FairMendocino Art center, Mendocino, 10am-5pmwww.MendocinoArtcenter.org, 800-653-3328JULY 30Concert in the VineyardMoore family Vineyard, Kelseyville, 7pm, $25www.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-279-9279JULY 30-317th Annual Lake County Wine Adventurelake county Winery Association – Visit participating lake county wineries!10am-5pm, $35/adv, $40www.lakecountywineries.org, 800-595-Wine (9463)18BAY AREAMARIN COUNTYONGOINGMarin Center in San Rafael415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us• June 30 – July 4: Marin county fair• July 5: fair Plant Sale• July 10: le Petit Marche, the french Market• July 15-17: 22nd Annual gem faire• July 23-24: tes*US guitar ShowSAN MATEO COUNTYJULY 4Fourth of July Parade & FireworksMain Street, half Moon Bay, 12pmwww.halfmoonbaychamber.org, 650-726-8380JULY 1620th Annual Tours des FleursMain Street, half Moon Bay, 10am-3pmwww.halfmoonbaychamber.org, 650-726-8380JULY 16-1725th Annual Connoisseurs’ MarketplaceSanta cruz Ave, Menlo Park, 10am-6pm, freewww.miramarevents.com, 650-325-2818SANTA 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, 831-685-8463• Aug 16, 23: naumann VineyardsONGOINGConcert Series at Mountain WinerySaratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com• July 5: Steely Dan• July 10: the Monkees featuring Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz & Peter tork• July 16: Kathy griffin• July 17: An evening with Sarah Mclachlan & friends• July 19: inXS with Berlin• July 21: Matthew Morrison Star of glee• July 22: chris isaak• July 23: grace Potter & the nocturnals• July 24: indigo girls with Mount Moriah• July 26: los lonely Boys/los lobos• July 29: An evening with Melissa etheridge• July 30: creedence clearwater revisited/three Dog night• July 31: k.d. lang & the Siss Boom BangJUNE 30Time for Wineclos lachance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itSWineJULY 7, 14, 21, 28Time for Wineclos lachance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itSWineJULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31Groovin’ in the Groveclos lachance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itSWineJULY 16Summer Passportto the Santa Cruz Mountains WineriesSanta cruz Mountains Winegrowers – Visit participating wineries!11am-5pm, $40, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463ALAMEDA COUNTYONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUSTDancing Under the StarsJack london Square, oakland, 8:30-10pm, freewww.JacklondonSquare.com• July 1: hustle• July 8: Merengue• July 15: Waltz• July 22: American tango• July 29: foxtrotOngoingWaterfront Flicks – All Films with Food ThemeJack london Square, oakland, sunset, free, www.JacklondonSquare.com• July 7: Julie and Julia• July 21: Big nightJULY 4Independence Day Celebration on USS HornetAlameda, 1-9pm, www.uss-nornet.org, 510-521-8448CONTRA COSTA COUNTYONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Night Tastings at PrimaWalnut creek, 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/memberswww.primivini.com, 925-735-7780ONGOING SATURDAYSSaturday Night Tastings at PrimaWalnut creek, 3-5pm, $20, $10/memberswww.primaristorante.com, 925-935-7780ONGOINGSummer Concert Serieshannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463• July 8: Who Dunnit• July 15: the Automatics• July 29: Midnight runONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 11Movies Under the Starshannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1Ladies Nighthannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463JULY 26Grgich Hills Estate Vintner Dinnerlafayette Park hotel, lafayette, www.grgich.com, 925-283-3700LIVERMOREONGOINGBankhead Theatrelivermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org• July 13: ottmar liebert• July 15: eric Johnson• July 22-24, 29-31: the Sound of MusicONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2Concerts in the Parklions Wayside Park, Pleasanton, 7-8:30pmwww.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199• July 1: rooster’s teeth• July 8: georgi & the roughweek• July 15: the crisis• July 22: Dave crimmen Band• July 29: groovy JudyFRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUSTFree Outdoor Concert Series – Friday Night LiveShea holmes Stage, Bankhead theater, livermore, 6:30-8pmwww.bankheadtheater.org, 925-373-6800• July 1: All About Dancing• July 8: gabe Duffin Band• July 15: Blind Dog• July 22: el Desayuno• July 29: cool tonesONGOINGWine Cave Tasting ExperienceWente Vineyards, livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20, $15/wine club membersrSVP, 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com/cavesONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAYWine & Cheese Pairingla rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pmwww.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442ONGOING THROUGH JULY 10Alameda County Fair: Come Out & Play!Alameda county fairgrounds, Pleasanton, 925-426-7600ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH AUGUSTWente WednesdayWente estate Winery tasting room, livermore5-8pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305ONGOING WEEKENDS THROUGH LABOR DAYTasting on the Patiola rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pm, www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSJUNE 30, JULY 1-2, 10, 15, 17, 23, 30Livermore Shakespeare Festival: Macbethconcannon Vineyard, livermore, www.livermoreShakes.org, 925-433-2273JULY 413th Annual Fourth of July Concert & Celebrationlions Wayside Park, Pleasantonwww.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199JULY 61st Wednesday Street Party: Red, White & BluesDowntown Pleasanton, 4:30-10pmwww.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199JULY 7-9, 16, 22, 24, 29, 31Lend Me a Tenorconcannon Vineyard, livermore, www.livermoreShakes.org, 925-433-2273JULY 8La Luna FridaysMurrieta’s Well, livermore, 6-9pm, www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395JULY 9Wine Education Series: Malbecnottingham cellars, livermore, 12-4:30pmwww.nottinghamcellars.com, 925-294-8647JULY 9Annual Release PartyMcgrail Vineyards, livermore, 12-5pm, $20www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-373-6214JULY 9BYOF & Country Bandcedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 6-9pmwww.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636JULY 9-10Annual Release PartyMcgrail Vineyards, livermore, 12-5pmwww.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-373-6214JULY 10Artist Reception: Tricia PoulosWente Vineyards, livermore, 1-3pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2300JULY 12Summer Garden Tourthe restaurant at Wente Vineyards, livermore, 11:30amwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2300JULY 16BYOF & Rock Bandcedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 6-9pmwww.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636JULY 16-17Cuda Ridge 4th Annual Vintage Tastingcuda ridge Wines, livermore, 12-4:30pm, $5www.cudaridgewines.com, 510-304-0914JULY 21Taste of Terroir – Livermore Valley’sWine & Food Experiencethe Palm event center, Pleasanton – livermore Valley WinegrowersAssociation, 6-9pm, www.lvwine.org, 925-447-9463JULY 23Release Party:2009 Pinot Noir, Spring Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Coastla rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4pm, www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442JULY 23BYOF & Bluegrass Bandcedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 6-9pmwww.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636JULY 28The Cinema at Wente Vineyards:Young FrankensteinWente Vineyards, livermore, 6:30pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2300JULY 29Comedy Uncorkedretzlaff Vineyards, livermore, www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941JULY 31Opera in the Vineyardretzlaff Vineyards, livermore, www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941www.WineCountryThisWeek.comNORTH CENTRAL COASTONGOINGLive at Golden State TheatreMonterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com• July 17: Mercy MeONGOING FRIDAYSFromage Friday at Taste Morganthe crossroads carmel – enjoy a special cheese sampling with your tasting ofMorgan & lee family farm wines. 3-5pmwww.morganwinery.com, 831-626-3700ONGOING SUNDAYSLibrary Sunday at Taste Morganthe crossroads carmel – An opportunity to taste some older vintages fromMorgan Winery’s cellar. 2-5pm, 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.comONGOINGLive Music at KRML Radiothe eastwood Building, carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.comONGOINGThursday Night Music SeriesBargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.comONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSMonterey Museum of ArtMonterey, evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTHPair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellarsgilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca icecream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases.www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827EVERY TUESDAYFocus on Monterey County Winescepage Wine Bar, rancho cellars, carmel, 3-8pm831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.comFRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2Friday Night Bands on the BeachSanta cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruzwww.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590• July 1: the family Stone• July 8: great White• July 15: loverboy• July 22: Average White Band• July 29: the edgar Winter BandTHURSDAYS IN JULY & AUGUSTThursday Night Music Seriescreekside courtyard, Bargetto Winery, Soquelwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11, 6-8pmFRIDAYS IN JULY & AUGUSTFresco Fridayscreekside courtyard, Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 12-2pmwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11JULY 4Fourth of July BBQcaledonia Park, Pacific grove, 11am-2pmwww.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304JULY 4Carmel 4th of July City CelebrationDevendorf Park, carmel, 12-4pm, www.ci.carmel.ca.usJULY 44th of July CelebrationAptos, 7:30am-4pm, 831-688-1467JULY 6-10Nature Valley First Tee OpenPebble Beach, www.pebblebeach.comWEDNESDAYS JULY 6 – AUGUST 10Free Movies on the BeachSanta cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz, 9pmwww.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590• July 6: the lost Boys• July 13: ghostbusters• July 20: top gun• July 27: etJULY 8-9Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car SeriesMazda raceway laguna Seca, Montereywww.mazdaraceway.com, 800-327-7322JULY 8-1053rd Annual Antiques & Collectibles Show & SaleSt. Mary’s By-the-Sea episcopal church, Pacific grove10am-5pm, $6 donation, 831-373-4441SUNDAYS -THURSDAYS JULY 10 – AUGUST 18Cirque PolynesianSanta cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruzwww.beachboardwalk.comJULY 16Summer Passportto the Santa Cruz Mountains WineriesSanta cruz Mountains Winegrowers, Visit participating wineries!11am-5pm, $40, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463JULY 16Lavender Harvest CelebrationBernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 11am-2pm, $95www.bernardus.com, 888-648-9463JULY 2314th Annual Race Night on the Rowcannery row, Monterey, 5-11pm, www.canneryrow.comJULY 23-2423rd Annual Fine Arts FestivalBargetto Winery, Soquel, 11am-5pm, www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258JULY 23-31Feast of LanternsPacific grove, 831-649-8737JULY 24Wharf to Wharf RaceSanta cruz Beach Boardwalk to capitola-by-the-Seawww.wharftowharf.comJULY 29Music in the Vineyard: Shane Dwightfortino Winery, gilroy, 7-10pm, $5, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305JULY 292nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner Serieschaminade resort & Spa, Santa cruz, 6pm, $100www.chaminade.com, 831-475-5600, rSVPJULY 29-3133rd Annual Gilroy Garlic Festivalchristmas hill Park, gilroy – cooking demos, garlic showdown, live music &much more! www.gilroygarlicfestival.com, 408-842-1625JULY 31Moss Landing Antiques Street FaireStreets of Moss landing, 7:30am-5pm, 831-633-4501• July 5: Pink MartiniSOLANO COUNTYSUISUN VALLEYONGOING$5 Wines by the GlassWinterhawk Winery, fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pmlive music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977• July 2: gary MendozaJULY 9, 23Mankas Summer Series Garden ConcertsVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineJULY 30Summer Beach Party & Reggae ConcertBlue Victorian Winery, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-422-8025Check 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.19


WINERY FEATURE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMahoney VineyardsA Taste of Carneros in Downtown Napaxby Abigail P. ZimmermanStraightforward traditional winemakingcan get lost in the “hoity toity,” flowery trendsof modern wine. But good, old-fashionedwines are alive and well – and surprisinglyaffordable – at Mahoney Vineyards in downtownNapa.Taste at Oxbow Tasting Room is tuckedinto an unassuming storefront next topopular destinations Gott’s Roadside Cafe andOxbow Market. Mahoney Vineyards is one ofonly two labels poured and specializes in toptier Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a surprisingarray of Italian and Spanish varietals such asAlbarino, Montepulciano and Vermentino.Owner Francis Mahoney is an honest sort,first a grower of grapes and then steward ofgood, solid wines. Working with WinemakerKen Foster, Mahoney produces 100% estategrown, hand-picked, hand-made wines invery small productions. Each release of wineis vineyard designated, delicious and reflectsa life long love affair with the vine.Falling in Love With PinotIn 1971, at the ripe old age of 25, FrancisMahoney fell in love with Pinot Noir. Knowneven then as a finicky grape and temperamentalwine to create, Francis loved theearthy elegance of Pinot. He threw himselfinto the pursuit of producing a Pinot thatrivaled the French.Francis specifically explored the Burgundianconcept of terroir – or the combinedinfluence of climate and place on wine. Helooked for an area similar to Burgundy here inthe Bay Area and found it in the region of LosCarneros.As young newlyweds, Francis and brideKathleen moved north to Napa Valley whereFrancis took a job at then-MayacamasWinery. Francis planted Bordeaux varietals byday and was winemaker for then-labelConnoisseur Imports at night. It wasn’t longbefore he sought a more formal education inwinemaking and enrolled at prestigious UCDavis.Working essentially three jobs at once,young Francis nursed his ongoing love affairwith Pinot but also learned the fundamentalstructure of winemaking and grape growing.This elemental understanding of wine is clearin Mahoney wines today.Mahoney Vineyards is one visionary man’sshining culmination of 40 years worth ofembracing the chemistry, the seasonal tides ofgrowing grapes, and the nuanced art of winemaking.Says Francis, at Mahoney Vineyards, “wemake old world wines. Fruit is the [focus] ineach bottle… not some frilly, fancy modernversion of wine. We make real wine.”Eyeing a Little Known RegionCalled Los Carneros…During the 1980s and ’90s, Francis andKathleen worked diligently to build theirbrand. Slowly they bought out ConnoisseurImports and expanded vineyard operations.Still eyeing Los Carneros region south ofNapa, the Mahoneys began buying old farmlandalong CA Hwy 121.Explains Francis, “Back then, Carneroswasn’t even planted. It was all cows. Most ofthe grapes in Napa were north of Yountville.There really wasn’t a lot going on there. It wasa different era.” The Mahoneys saw an opportunityto embrace this cooler region and plantcontinental varieties, especially his belovedPinot Noir. And plant they did.Today, Mahoney Vineyards owns morethan 170 acres of estate vineyards in Carnerosof premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.Grapes planted in Mahoney’s Las Brisas Vineyard,Mahoney Ranch and Gavin Vineyardgreatly benefit from Carneros’ unique microclimate,soil, and close proximity to thePacific Ocean. In fact, the Mahoney vineyards20 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY FEATUREWhat to Taste atMahoney Vineyards TodayAs Mahoney Vineyards grew in fame for estatePinot noir and chardonnay, francis expandedportfolio diversity and planted nebbiolo,Sangiovese, Albarino, Montepulciano andVermentino.the 2009 Las Brisas Vineyard Albarino isa direct, straightforward white wine that isdelicious, crisp and very continental with anelegant structure and bursting nose of whitepeach and intriguing mineral notes. ($18)Mahoney’s off-the-menu 2010 Vermentinois a linear, fruity italian white wine withpleasant tones of apricots and peaches.A refreshing crispness makes this white aperfect pairing to any summer day. ($13)for Pinot lovers, don’t miss the2008 Las Brisas Vineyard Pinot Noir.Beneficial Pacific breezes blow through thisvineyard, cooling the vines. elegant andwell-balanced, this Pinot boasts spicy notesand red cherry fruit. “this is an old worldPinot,” says francis. ($32)finally, please, for the love of wine, do notmiss Mahoney Vineyards’s 2007 Las BrisasMontepulciano. Somehow, francis hasmanaged to coax any harsh edge out of thisitalian varietal and produce a sensational redwine intensely scented and firmly flavoredwith plums, blackberries and spice. ($20)sit atop hillsides looking outtoward the Petaluma Gap andSan Pablo Bay.On the Napa side, Mahoneygrows predominately Pinot andChardonnay. On the Sonomaside, he grows 85% Pinot Noirbut the other 15% of the land isnow planted with the Italian varietieshe and his family came tolove.“I got smart early and marriedan Italian girl from my neighborhood,”says Francis. Though hestill loved his Burgundian Pinot,trips to visit Kathleen’s family inthe Genoan towns of Lucca andBusalla instilled a love of Italianwines in the couple. “In thosedays, imported Italian winesweren’t something to be proudof…they had wicker baskets andnine times out of ten they werejust horribly oxidized.”Taste Mahoney Vineyardwines at Taste at Oxbow indowntown Napa for $10 for aflight of four or by the glass.Open daily starting at noon. Youwill not be sorry.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!21


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKGavin DeGrawChris IsaakColbie CaillatKD LangRobert Mondavi WinerySummer Music FestivalThe 2011 Robert Mondavi WinerySummer Music Festival begins its 42nd yearwith a performance by Gavin DeGraw on July2 at the winery in Napa Valley. One of thewine country’s most established and anticipatedconcert series, the Summer MusicFestival will showcase five performances thisyear. Since the founding of the winery, boththe late Robert Mondavi and his wife,Margrit, have worked to introduce wine, foodand art as an integral part of the Americanexperience.“This year’s lineup presents artists that areexcellent musicians in their genre,” notedMargrit Mondavi, who founded the concertseries in 1969. “Robert’s belief that we couldmake wines that stand in the company of theworld’s finest, leads us to select artists whostand in the company of the world’s greatest.We are so excited to start with Gavin thisyear.”For the July 2 “Celebrating the AmericanDream with Gavin DeGraw,” guests will experienceone of today’s premier singer-songwriters.DeGraw is known for his heartfeltlyrics and soulful, blues-tinged vocals. On22July 9, the “Fume Blanc Concert with ColbieCaillat” features this Grammy-nominatedrising star and her dusky vocals and acousticguitar. The Summer Festival continues July16 with “Festival del Sole Presents DavidFoster and Friends.” Foster is a noted singer,songwriter and composer from Canada, andhis friends include the Canadian Tenors,Charice, Babyface and Ruben Studdard.Chris Isaak headlines the Summer FestivalJuly 23 for the “Spotlight on To Kalonconcert.” Since his debut in 1985, Chris Isaakhas been captivating audiences with hissignature rock ‘n’ roll music. The festivalconcludes July 30 with the “Winemaker ofthe Year concert with k.d. lang and the SissBoom Bang.” A four-time Grammy Awardwinner, k.d. lang will enchant you with hertouching and engaging songs.In the 42 years since the Summer MusicFestival’s inception, Robert Mondavi Wineryhas donated more than $2 million from theproceeds to support the Napa ValleySymphony, the Napa Valley Unified SchoolDistrict and the Napa Valley Opera House.“Robert Mondavi Winery is so proud tosupport the community with our summerconcerts,” said Margrit Mondavi. “Throughour festival, we have been able to providesupport to important institutions, ensuringthat great music in the Napa Valley endures.”All performances begin at 7 p.m. and areheld at the Robert Mondavi Winery onHighway 29 in Oakville, Napa Valley. Ticketprices vary by performance. For additionalinformation and to purchase tickets, visitwww.robertmondaviwinery.com or call 1-888-RMONDAVI (766-6328).Founded in 1966, Robert MondaviWinery is the shining symbol of California’sNapa Valley. The first major winery built inNapa Valley in the three decades since therepeal of Prohibition, Robert MondaviWinery went on to establish the foundationfor the modern-day California wine industry.With the philosophy that great wines reflecttheir origins, Robert Mondavi Winerypursues the fullest expression of the terroir ofNapa Valley. For additional information aboutRobert Mondavi Winery, visit the website atwww.robertmondavi.com.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPope Valley WineryTurn Left and Go Back 100 Years24Winemaker David EakleAlong a winding country road, up an unpaved drive andpast Gus a big, friendly, chocolate lab, you’ll find one of themost unpretentious, down-to-earth tasting rooms around. Avisit to Pope Valley Winery allows wine lovers to step backin time and experience 40 acres of history.In the early 1860s, bewitched by dreams of striking itrich, Ed Haus emigrated from Switzerland with his threebrothers to join in the California Gold Rush. In 1897, Edand his wife founded The Burgundy Wine and OliveFactory. They fashioned it as a three-story gravitational flowwinery with a hand-dug cave, to allow the wine to flowfrom crusher, to press, to barrel. A century later, the Eaklefamily, long-time Pope Valley Residents, purchased theabandoned winery and gave it a new life as Pope ValleyWinery. In 2009 the next generation of Eakles’, siblingsDavid Eakle as winemaker and Diana Eakle Hawkins asgeneral manager stepped in to continue building andfurthering the families vision for Pope Valley Winery as afine winemaking establishment.Today, nestled in the relatively undiscovered Pope Valley,Pope Valley Winery’s grounds seem almost untouched bytime, with six original nineteenth century structures stillstanding. Visitors are invited to tour the original farmhouse,a blacksmith shop, a wagon shed and more. Many of theoriginal tools still reside inside the historical structures.While the three-story winery has power now, its cave, whichtook nine years to dig, still exists and is still used to barrelage wines.Pope Valley Winery produces high quality, handcraftedsingle varietal wines. The winery’s vineyards include over 80acres planted to Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, CheninBlanc, Zinfandel and Merlot. The rich, intense and flavorfulwines are created by combining superior fruit and oak barrelaging in the century old cave. Although located off thebeaten track, Pope Valley Winery has definitely been discoveredby wine critics. In fact, five medals were awarded toPope Valley wines at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle WineCompetition alone, including a double gold for the2007Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve.To visit Pope Valley Winery, “turn left and go back 100years” to 6613 Pope Valley Road in Pope Valley. Complimentarytastings are Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. For more information, call (707) 965-1246 or visit thewebsite at www.popevalleywinery.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSOpen daily from 10am to 5pm4089 Silverado Trail, Napa, California707-227-3250 or 888-279-6272 | www.BlackStallionWinery.comSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com25


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKBlack Stallion WineryBlack Stallion Winery is located in theOak Knoll District, a grape-growing region inthe southern half of the Napa Valley. Thename Black Stallion pays homage to the richhistory of the 32-acre estate which was oncehome to the Silverado Horseman’s Center.The equestrian center featured an indoorriding track, numerous training rings,breeding facilities and an outdoor arena thatseated 3,000 spectators. After more than twoyears of construction, Black Stallion Wineryopened its doors in 2007. The indoor tracknow houses winemaking production butremnants of the original 36 horse stalls arestill visible today. In 2010, Black StallionWinery was purchased by the IndelicatoFamily, one of the leading family-owned wineproducers in the country. The grape-growingand winemaking history of Delicato FamilyVineyards has spanned three generations andmore than 85 years.The interior of the winery is breathtakingwith high ceilings, stone fireplace, wine clubsuite and private rooms for events. The warmand welcoming visitor center is spacious withample room for wine tasting at the expansivecircular tasting bar or a private, seated tastingmay be arranged in advance. In the summermonths, the winery opens its outdoor terracefor group tours, tastings and special events.Black Stallion Winery has a casual atmosphereand prides itself on providing guestswith friendly and gracious hospitality.Black Stallion Winery offers a perfectbalance of white wines and red wines as wellas rosé and Muscat. Most of the wines at BlackStallion Winery are crafted in very small caselots and are available only at the winery. BlackStallion also produces a Chardonnay andCabernet Sauvignon that are availableprimarily in wine shops and fine restaurantsacross the country. In addition to a balancedselection of wines in the tasting room, BlackStallion offers unique displays of gift items aswell. The merchandise selection goes beyondthe usual wine accessories and includes somethingfor everyone.At Black Stallion Winery guests can tasteseriously great wines in a fun and relaxedatmosphere making it a perfect wine tastingexperience for people new to wine as well asthe wine connoisseur. Black Stallion is a mustsee when visiting the Napa Valley.Black Stallion Winery is located at 4089Silverado Trail and is open daily from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. with no appointment is necessary tovisit. For more information, call (707) 227-3250 or go to www.blackstallionwinery.com.26 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


VineyardsChouinardWinery &WestoverCANYONSAN JOSE,TO& SALINASKITTY HAWK RDMAIN ST SANTA RITA ROADVINEYARDRDFF COMMARROYOTOFOOTHILLSSIERRAVASCO ROADGREENVILLE ROADThis year, Wente Vineyards will celebrate the25th anniversary of The Restaurant and TheConcerts at Wente Vineyards. After a quarter ofa century entertaining guests with deliciouswine country cuisine, award-winning wine andmusic in the vineyards, the property is proud todetail the top 25 things to partake in during the25th anniversary year.The country’s oldest continuously operatedfamily-owned winery, Wente Vineyards is ledtoday by the fourth and fifth generations of theWente family. More than 125 years of committedstewardship to the land has led to the developmentof Wente Vineyards’ Farming for theFuture, a system of sustainable viticultural practicesdesigned to produce the best quality wineswith the least environmental impact.Located just east of San Francisco in thehistoric Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards isrecognized as one of California’s premier winecountry destinations, featuring wine tasting, finedining and championship golf. For more information,visit www.wentevineyards.com.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LIVERMORE25 Things To Do at Wente VineyardsWente Vineyards Proudly Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of The Restaurant and The Concerts at Wente Vineyards this summer25 Things to do at Wente Vineyards for the 25th AnniversaryThe Concerts at Wente Vineyards: hosted under the stars on the lawn withworld-class artists such as America & Diana ross playing from June-September.Culinary Classes: learn to make seasonal dishes from the chefs at Wente Vineyards,including executive chef eric Berg, executive Pastry chef leena hung andcatering with Wente Vineyards executive chef Jeff farlow.Spring & Summer Garden Tours: celebrating Master gardener DianeDovholuk’s 25 years on property, guests are invited for an inside look into theorganic garden with a special cooking demo from executive chef eric Berg.25th Anniversary Menu: enjoy a special three-course anniversary menu at therestaurant. celebrate signature dishes that were served throughout the yearsincluding dishes from ceo carolyn Wente’s cookbook the casual Vineyard table.Cinema at Wente Vineyards: take in the summer nights with classic moviessuch as Wizard of oz and Dirty Dancing on the terrace lawn, best enjoyed whilesipping a glass of wine with family and friends.Wente Wednesday: enjoy great wine, music and company at the estatetasting room. open late (5-8pm) through August, free to attend.Golf Lessons: Partake in golf lessons on the greg norman designed golf course,also certified as an Audubon Sanctuary. Specialty lessons for golfers of all agesand ability levels are offered, including beginner, ladies and juniors.Sipping at Sunset: After a beautiful day on the course, finish off with a glassof estate grown, sustainably farmed delicious Wente Vineyards wine at the grilloverlooking the 18th green.Discover the Wine, Discover the Music on the Estate Lawn: explore musicby indie artists and unique wines at this casual and fun music series culminatingin the Day of Discovery over labor Day weekend.Host a Private Party in the Caves: reserve the vineyards’ historic wine cavesfor a private party of your choice (birthdays, corporate or a wedding reception).Favorites at The Restaurant: the restaurant at Wente Vineyards turns 25 –indulge in the delicious signature Smoked Double cut Pork chop.Barrel Release Series: the restaurant features a delightful three-course menupaired with a glass of wine directly poured from a new barrel.Daycation in the Vineyards: Visit the property in october 2011 to receivespecial offers and discounts on wines and property activities.Undiscovered Wedding Destination: Set in stunning rolling hills, Wenteprovides numerous wedding packages for the perfect wine country wedding.Become a Wine Club Member: receive special offers, benefits and shipments.Join Club Wente Entertainment: receive concert ticket discounts, complimentarywine when dining in the restaurant and the grill and more.Yoga with a Winemaker: go to the Wente Vineyards website and take aquick break from the day to enjoy a yoga session with winemaker Karl Wente.Guided Cooking: Purchase fourth generation Winemaker carolyn Wente’scookbook and enjoy one of the many delicious dishes in your own home.The Grill at Wente Vineyards: following a morning of golf or a stroll aroundthe property gardens, enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch at the grill.Estate Tasting Room: enjoy the newly revamped tasting room with a lushoutdoor space perfect for a picnic lunch and bottle of wine.Building Memories: Build team spirit and boost morale while learning aboutwine in a fun atmosphere with one of the many team building events.Company Outing: host your company’s next corporate off-site with the perksof full A/V and wireless internet capabilities, and rolling hills and lush vineyardsas your backdrop.Girlfriends Getaway: gather your girlfriends on tuesday or thursday and enjoya day at the course complete with a round of golf paired with a complimentarybreakfast or lunch in the grill before or after your round for just $85.Gift the Grape: taste, purchase and share the gift of great wine.Lighten your Holiday Load: Skip the kitchen and indulge in delicious takehomedinners available for thanksgiving and christmas with curbside pick-up.TOFRANCISCOSANTOSACRAMENTOPalomares VineyardsDublinTRI-VALLEYCONVENTION & VISITORSBUREAU580LittleValleyPleasantonVALLEY AVE84RetzlaffCoyneThomasLongevityWinesBig White HousePORTOLA AVE.L St.LivermoreJohn Christopher CellarsHOLMES ST.BlacksmithSquareDeerRidgeFIRST STREETEAST AVE.PACIFICS. 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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK15th Annual Cline Wine, Dixieland Jazz FestivalPut on your dancing shoes and get ready for the 15th annual Cline Wine & Dixieland JazzFestival at Cline Cellars, July 16 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.This all-day affair will feature 13 Bay Area jazz acts including Black Diamond Blue Five,Devil Mountain Jazz Band, Golden Gate Rhythm Machine and more. Wine, beer and foodoptions will be available for purchase, or guests can bring a picnic. Live ragtime and blues pianowill be played on tasting room deck with big band and swing in the barrel room. Large shadetents will be set up at the Mission and on the Great Lawn, and guests will enjoy a 15% discounton wine purchases that day.Tickets are on sale now for $25 advance, or $30 at the door. For reservations and festival information,call (707) 940-4025 or visit www.clinecellars.com/jazzfestival or www.jazznut.com. Formore information on the musical aspects of this event,contact Ken Keeler, Festival Director at(925) 625-2707.One of the not-so-well kept secrets in our little world of old-time jazz is this laid-back eventin the Sonoma wine country north of San Francisco. The setting and facilities at Cline Cellarswinery are perfect for a summer afternoon, listening or dancing to many of the San FranciscoBay Area's finest Dixieland/Ragtime/Blues musicians. Attendance has grown over the last fourteenyears to over 900 jazz and wine enthusiasts. This event is actually a reincarnation of theold Oakley Wine & Jazz Festival, produced by Fred Cline and Ken Keeler from 1985-1990.Cline Cellars was then located in Oakley, CA, just down the street from Ken's farm (now a vineyardproducing grapes for Cline). Three of this year's bands were involved in the Oakley events.Cline Cellars is located at 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA 95476, four miles north of InfineonRaceway.HEADLINE PERFORMERS• Black Diamond Blue Five• Devil Mountain Jazz Band• Golden Gate Rhythm Machine• Jambalaya Big Swing Band• Natural Gas Jazz Band• Royal Society Jazz Orchestra• Zinfandel StompersOTHER PERFORMERS• Ray Skjelbred• Frederick Hodges• Marty Eggers• Virginia Tichenor• Tom Brier• Bob HirschTickets are on sale now for $25advance, or $30 at the door.For reservations and festival information,call (707) 940-4025 or visitwww.clinecellars.com/jazzfestival orwww.jazznut.com.L O D G I N GNAPA 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.com28NAPA 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.brannoncottageinn.com (707) 942-4200SONOMA 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.comSONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERNLEDSON HOTELluxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated roomswith king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies.Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.comSONOMA COUNTY– COASTINN AT THE TIDESBay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub,fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available;continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.comFAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEYHILTON GARDEN INN2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900Fairfieldwww.hiltongardeninn.comHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797Fairfieldwww.hiexpress.comMONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTLONE OAK LODGEWithin minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.comVAGABOND’S INNlocated in the midst of carmel's finest restaurants, unique shops and wellknownart galleries and blocks away from clint eastwood's hog's Breath inn.(831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn.comFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWinemaker Profile: Baldacci Family VineyardsRolando HerreraFollowing Dreams to Winemaking Successby Josh SteinThe Napa Valley has been a place peoplehave come to for more than a century,pursuing dreams of success in the wine business,and Rolando Herrera, who has beeninvolved in the making of Napa’s finest ofwines for three decades, is no different.Rolando grew up in Michoacan, Mexico,learning the fundamentals of sound agriculturalpractice working alongside his grandparents.As he remarks, “I can still recallhiking with them into the mountains. Littledid I know this simple lesson in terroir wouldhave a profound impact on my life.” He firstcame to Napa in 1975 when his parents relocatedfor work. Upon retirement, they, alongwith the family, returned to Michoacan, butRolando himself returned to Napa at fifteen,seeking success in the Valley just like the original19th-cenutry pioneers.In 1985, aged seventeen, he was hired tohelp with the construction of a stone wall atStags Leap Wine Cellars, where his hard workand attention to detail came to the notice ofowner Warren Winiarski, who offeredRolando his first position inside of a winery as30a cellar rat and with whom he would spendthe next decade, his last seven years as CellarMaster. Afterwards, he took on a series ofmore demanding roles with Chateau Potelleand Vine Cliffe Winery, both on the SilveradoTrail, before joining Paul Hobbs as Director ofWine in 2001 and founding his own then-200-case, now-5,500-case brand, Mi Sueño.Subsequently, he was drawn back to the StagsLeap District and the Baldacci vineyards. Ashe notes, “These are wines I know and lovethe best. In a way, I feel as if I’ve come fullcircle because I started my career here. Now,I return with a wealth of knowledge andexperience I can put to good use for theBaldacci family.”And that he has done. Upon joining theBaldacci team in 2003, Rolando applied hisphilosophy of small-batch fermentations,dividing each vineyard into many blocks andthen fermenting them separately, allowing forblending to become key in producing theestate’s best wines. What has been the result?Lots of amazing reviews and 90+ scores, butthat’s not what truly matters – it’s what’s inthe glass that does. Among the most impressiveof results have been the range of CabernetsRolando has produced for the Baldaccis:the Brenda’s Vineyard block-designatedCabernet; the all-Stags Leap District estateBlack Label Cabernet; the IV Sons Cabernetand IV Sons Fraternity, with its Stags LeapCab and Carneros Merlot and Syrah; theRuppert Cabernet from Coombsville; and theDiamond Mountain Cab with its mountainsidefruit. It’s not just big reds where he’sseen success for Baldacci Family Vineyards,though. Indeed, the Elizabeth Carneros andMathilde Russian River Pinot Noirs show thesame attention to winemaking detail, as isalso seen in the individual small bottlings ofChardonnay and Gewürztraminer the wineryonly makes available directly.When you look at the list of wines above,what you see is Rolando’s simple-but-detailorientedphilosophy in practice. His keys toage-worthy Napa wines are to “grow the bestgrapes possible” and then “listen to the vineyard”while making those grapes into wine.Based on the reactions to his wines, it’s clearthat the Baldaccis made the right choice inseeking out Rolando Herrera to steer theirwinemaking into their next cycle of growth:come taste for yourself and see the successproduced by dreams first pursued more thanthirty years ago. Salud!Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Pride Mountain Vineyards' top vintages, a gourmet dinner by renownedchef Gary Danko, and a private concert by the RNO Camerata help marktwo decades of exceptional winemaking – July 19, 2011Napa Valley Festival del Sole celebrates the 20th Anniversary ofPride Mountain Vineyards with an exclusive gala dinner on Tuesday,July 19 at 6 p.m. Approximately 65 guests will toast two decades ofexceptional winemaking with Pride Mountain Vineyards’ top vintages,a five-course dinner prepared by renowned chef Gary Danko and aprivate concert by the RNO Camerata.Perched atop Spring Mountain, some 2000 feet above the town ofSt. Helena, Pride Mountain Vineyards was founded in 1990 by Jimand Carolyn Pride. “There is no question that the fruit quality at PrideMountain is special,” writes wine critic Robert Parker. Pride’s wineshave been served at the White House more than 25 times, featuredamong the 22 California wineries chosen for Parker’s book, TheWorld’s Greatest Wine Estates, and placed on the Wine Spectator’sannual Top 100 list six times in the last ten years. Pride's wines belongin every serious collector's cellar.The evening kicks off with a reception in the lawn area adjacent tothe ruins of the old Summit Winery. Grapes were initially planted onthe property in 1869 and the ruins of the old winery building, datingback to 1890, are still present. A performance by the dynamic RNOCamerata follows in this dramatic setting, with the septet performingworks by Telemann, Bach, Piazzola, Morricone and Gardel. Guestswill then be whisked away through the winery’s caves to dine on thecave terrace, with sweeping views of the vineyards.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSNapa Valley Festival del Sole Celebrates the20th Anniversary of Pride Mountain VineyardsPride Mountain Vineyards’ award-winning, mountain-grown winesinclude Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah,Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Viognier, and a limited production dessertwine, Mistelle de Viognier. Grown on 83 planted acres on this 240-acre historic estate, the Pride wines are uniquely distinguishedbecause the Napa/Sonoma county line divides the ranch in two. A visitto Pride Mountain Vineyards takes wine enthusiasts to new heightsand allows them to enjoy the glories of the Napa and Sonoma wineregions simultaneously.Napa Valley Festival del Sole takes place every summer in California’sbeautiful Napa Valley. The festival features concerts by some ofthe world’s most celebrated musical artists, five-star cuisine, artexhibits and wines from Napa’s top vintners, blended in a unique celebrationof the art of life. This year’s festival runs July 15-24. Specialevents include the second Dance Gala starring principal dancers fromthe Bolshoi and American Ballet Theatre; an expanded vocal serieswith sopranos Nino Machaidze, Aleksandra Kurzak and MarnieBreckenridge, baritone Guido Loconsolo and tenor FrancescoDemuro; and the premiere of a multidisciplinary program dedicatedto the world of Shakespeare.For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets orpackages, visit www.festivaldelsole.org.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!V.Sattui_WCTW-B&W_outlineAd.indd 111/16/09 313:50:46 PM


S U I S U N V A L L E YUnder the Rainbow Dreams Come True in Fairfieldby Barbara L. SteinbergLate winter rains have passed and spring skiesare clearing. Though not the Land of Oz, there aresome magical places under the rainbow just offI-80 in Northern California. How about the Landof Fairfield? Sometimes you have to be willing totake a chance … look beyond your own backyardand take the road less traveled. You won’t have totravel far. Fairfield is the perfect base camp to explore the profusion ofregional activities throughout Solano County and neighboring counties,as well.A short distance from California’s world-famous Napa Valley wineregion you’ll discover Fairfield’s rustic wine country in Suisun Valley.An idyllic destination, the Suisun Valley (pronounced sue-soon) isconveniently located less than 50 miles from Sacramento or San Francisco.A handful of tasting rooms are open to the public. What theylack in numbers, they make-up in quality, hospitality and welcomingexperience.You won’t find anyone but the winemakers or their families andfriends behind the pour. The Suisun Valley Cooperative offers winesfrom five distinctively different family-owned wineries. The Blue VictorianWinery is a private estate owned by the Vezérfamily where you can partake of the gentle life:barrel tasting, a little bocce ball, and quiet views.Down the lane, Wooden Valley Vineyards &Winery’s history dates back more than 75 years.Daily tastings and shaded picnic tables provide restand relaxation. Fill your picnic basket at local farmstands or Barista Café & Deli at Mankas Corner.Separated from Napa Valley by the Vaca Mountains,it’s a charming back road ramble through the valleys of Suisunand Wooden into Napa. It’s not quite the long and windingroad…winding, yes, but less than 20 miles away. This amazingjourney includes spectacular scenery in a little-explored corner ofSolano County. Avoid all the hustle and bustle on this country lane asyou glide peacefully from Fairfield into downtown Napa. Check yourGPS coordinates or, if necessary, try an old-fashioned road map to findthe scenic route from Fairfield to Napa and back again.Many familiar brand hotels are located just off I-80, making Fairfielda convenient overnight and weekend getaway. Escapes to nearbywine valleys – Suisun and Napa – are gentle on the pocketbook if youinclude overnight stays in Fairfield. Spend the day and a night …your dreams can come true.32Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WoodenRd ValleyMark your calendars:SUISUN VALLEY EVENTSONGOING$5 Wines by the GlassWinterhawk Winery, fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pmJULY 9, 23Mankas Summer Series Garden ConcertsVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineJULY 30Summer Beach Party & Reggae ConcertBlue Victorian Winery, Suisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-422-8025AUGUST 6Mankas Summer Series Garden ConcertsVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineAUGUST 27Music & A Slab in the VinesVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineSEPTEMBER 2Pick-up Party Movie Night in the GardensWine club Member event – Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineSEPTEMBER 3, 17Mankas Summer Series Garden ConcertsVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine37Soscol29Big Ranch Rd12Silverado TrailSilverado TrailMonticello RdNapaJameson Canyon Rd80Mason680121Atlas Peak RdGreen Valley CellarsGreen Valley RdCordeliaRockville RdSuisunValleyJarvisS U I S U NV A L L E YW I N E R I E SRock Creek VineyardBLUE VICTORIANWINERYVEZÉR FAMILY WINERYRockville RdSuisun Valley RdWooden Valley RdSuisun Valley RdMankasAbernathy RdSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comThe Napa Back RoadDaniel CappWinesGordon Valley RdGardens, Deli & Barista Wooden ValleySuisunWineryWine CoopLedgewoodCreekWinterhawkTenbrinkANHEUSER BUSCHBREWERY TOURSJELLY BELLYAltamuraVineyardsWaterman BlvdOliverVEZÉRPrivate Ranch& Tasting RoomBY APPOINTMENT ONLYClayton RdEagle EyeFairfieldFACTORY AND TOURS 12Suisun CityMankas Hills Winery80Three Locations to Visit inNapa?s Little Sister ~ Suisun SueTaste Award-Winning WinesATV, Wine Blending & Barrel Tasting TouSummer Concerts ¥ Private DinnersThree Beautiful Wedding or Corporate EveM ANKAS C ORNER2522 Mankas Corner Road, Suisun Valley ¥ 707422-8025Visit the historic Pony Express Office nofeaturing Wine Tasting, Gift Shop,Caf , Deli & Gardens. Open Daily — NO Appoin -ment Needed! Groups 12 to 200 welcome.10am to 5pm Sunday through Friday, open unti6pm on Saturday.BLUE V ICTORIAN W INERY5071 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley ¥ 70429-3958Enjoy this historic landmarks? picturesque velegant tasting room, manicuredgardens and bocce ball. Open Daily — Noappointment COMPLIMENTARY needed. Groups TASTING to 200 welcome.Present this ad for complimentary daily tasting at Mankas Corn10am to 5pm Sunday through Friday, open untiBlue VictorianEstate Ranch ATV VineyardTourVineyard Tour via 6-passenger ATV.Panoramic views during the 1-hour rideRelax for a seated tasting in the Vez33


SUISUN VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVezér Family VineyardsIf you are somewhere in the Napa orSonoma wine country today, do you realizeyou are only about 15 to 20 minutes awayfrom tasting your very first “La Salette”?People from all over the world can tell youwhere and when they first tasted La Salette.This simply gorgeous wine has started to bequite a phenomenon, especially when a singlebottle – a specially signed magnum – broughtin more than $30,000 at a prestigious charitywine auction in 2007. Fortunately, outside ofthe world of black ties, and tuxedos, one canget a taste, or a bottle, for far less.You say you have never heard of LaSalette? Well, the truth is you cannot say youhave tasted all of the best California has tooffer until you have at least tasted this seductivelylush, deep red wine. It’s smooth, as iflaying naked in amongst silk sheets, with justenough tannins to let you know this is a bigperson’s drink. Add to this experience, darkcherries and ripe plums with aromas ofvanillas and nuts coming from the strategicallypaired and very light use of FrenchLimousine Oak barrels. La Salette is a blendof two Californian varietals made in a verysimilar style to the Amorone. La Salette istrademarked and can only be grown andvinted in Suisun Valley. It’s a wine that no onehas ever been disappointed after trying.Come discover this amazing wine inSuisun Valley. Often referred to as “the Napa34Back Road,” this quaint little valley of rollingoak-studded hills, laced with terraced vineyardsis back-dropped by the towering VacaMountains and the Twin Sister Mountainsthat separates the approximately 15-milespan from the town of Napa to the darlingSuisun Valley. This valley, which is thought tobe one of the oldest winemaking regions inNorth America, is dotted with small boutiquefamily-owned wineries. The old countrycharm found here gives you that feel of whatNapa used to be like in the era that set thescene for the Movie “Bottle Shock” and thefamous prime time soap “Falcon Crest”.Here in Suisun Valley, you will find manygreat little gems at very reasonable prices.However, two absolute must visit wineriesthat are the actual custodians of the trademarklicense and the hallowed grounds thatthe La Salette was first grown and producedon. These special boutique wineries are theBlue Victorian Winery and Vezér FamilyVineyard Winery. The Vezer Family, alongwith their married children, own and operateboth wineries. Each winery is uniquelydifferent, but both in their own way entirelypreserves the 160-year-old Pioneer Estatesthey operate on. The Blue Victorian has a veryunique verity of wines. They also carry a newsecond generation of the Vezer’s worldfamousLa Salette blend called the Trio Amici.The Blue Victorian is where you can actuallyenter into the dramatic Barrel Room with 40-foot ceilings and large rustic timbers tiedtogether with artistic iron works. This iswhere you can see and taste this blend beingcreated right from the barrels.The original first-generation La Salette thathas won so much acclaim is sold half of a miledown the road at the Vezér Family’s othertasting room, located in the tiny little villageof Mankas Corner. This little village was originallyfounded by a ’49er mining family andcarries its namesake. Mankas Corner existedas a stagecoach overnight stop and PonyExpress station until the late 1800s. Afterpurchasing the entire village nearly 160 yearslater, the Vezers established it as a Europeanwine oasis: a beautiful deli, restaurant,concert gardens and stone winery with tastingroom.You will soon find that Vezér makes someof California’s finest wines, and the tastingrooms are ran by professional Sommeliersthat can answer almost any wine questionsyou may have. However, with all this said theVezérs maintain a “No Snobs” policy, so all oftheir customers feel so happily welcomed andappreciated. Come visit the Vezérs – there’s agood chance one of the family members willbe working the day you visit and they wouldlove to give you a personal tour. Also try theirdouble gold Cabs, Zinfandels, Petite Sirahsand Verdelhos.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSutter Home WineryThere’s No Place Like (Sutter) Home!Susan SmithBy Sue Straight, The Wine Wench36If you are visiting the Napa Valley, youreally should check out Sutter Home FamilyVineyards. Yes, they produce lots of WhiteZinfandel and yes, their wines are widelyavailable, but this place is just so darned cool!The visitor’s center, housed in the originalwinery, was built in 1874. It is a Victorianfarmhouse, which is surrounded by a riot ofcolorful flowers in the front and an impressiverose garden off to the side. Something isalways blooming here!Sutter Home has one of the best gift shopsI’ve ever seen at a winery. It is a shopper’sparadise! Along with the requisite logo T-shirtsand hats, there is a spectacular array ofmerchandise, including glassware, books,picnic supplies, mustards, oils and dippingsauces (many of which are available to taste),and lots more.The main tasting bar is very long andspans one side of the primary tasting room.There is an additional tasting room in theback, designated especially for large groupsand an adjoining tasting room for Main Street,Sutter Home’s additional winery. Main Streetspecializes in dry wines and Sutter Homespecializes in sweeter wines. There is somethingfor everyone at this visitor’s center!The focus at this visitor’s center is onfriendly hospitality. The staff really enjoysgently educating their visitors about all thingswine, with Sutter Home and Main Streetwines in particular. I’ll tell you first-hand,they are really nice folks! Here’s somethingelse – the wine and food tasting is complimentaryhere, which is almost unheard of inthe Napa Valley.I tasted a couple of wines during my visitand they were really good, and reasonablypriced, too! Here it goes…2009 Reserve White Zinfandel, $10:Mouthwatering aromas of strawberry, cherry,vanilla and green herbs continue as flavors inthe bright, zippy mouth. It is off dry andbalanced, with a long, juicy finish. This is areally nice White Zinfandel!2009 Zinfandel, Amador County, $18:Aromas and flavors of dried plum, blackberryand peppery spice play nicely together fromthe first sniff all the way through to the finish.This wine is very easy to drink! Sutter Homealso offers a selection of “Fre” alcohol removedwines for those who enjoy the flavor of wine,without the alcohol. I’ve tried a few of the“Fre” alcohol removed wines in the past andthey are actually pretty good! Again, there issomething for everyone here at Sutter Home!Sutter Home is very involved with breastcancer research. They have a program called“Sutter Home For Hope.” Since 2001, SutterHome for Hope has helped raise hundreds ofthousands of dollars for breast cancerresearch, treatment and education. They say“Every capsule counts until there’s a cure.”Anyone can participate – simply collect yourcapsules from any Sutter Home wine and sendthem in between August 1, 2011, throughDecember 31, 2011 and Sutter Home willdonate $1 per capsule towards finding a cure.To find out more about this wonderfulprogram, visit www.sutterhomeforhope.com.“Build a Better Burger ® ” and get the chanceto win $100,000! Sutter Home is having acontest to see who can build the best burger.You may enter the competition or browsemore than 5000 fantastic recipes by going towww.buildabetterburger.com. How cool isthat? The contest is not open to residents ofCalifornia or Puerto Rico.Sutter Home Family Vineyards is locatedat 277 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena. Thevisitor’s center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.daily. For more information, call 1-800-967-4663 or visit www.sutterhome.com. Tell themThe Wine Wench sent you!Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEYSpring Mountain VineyardIntroduces Exclusive‘Tasting at the Top’Tasting Package Offers Six-Wheel Drive Excursionto Breathtaking Views of Napa ValleySpring Mountain Vineyard introduces “Tasting at the Top,” anexclusive experience that offers guests an exhilarating introduction tothis historic 845-acre Napa Valley wine estate along with a tasting ofits finest wines.After being welcomed at Spring Mountain Vineyard’s historic Victorianmansion, a maximum of eight guests will pile into the vineyard’sclassic six-wheel-drive Pinzgauer, a restored WWII Swiss Army troopcarrier. As guests proceed up from the valley floor, through steeplyterraced vineyards and stands of redwoods, Winemaker Jac Cole willfill them in on the wine estate’s unique sustainable farming practices –which include several hundred “green” bluebirds! Along the routeguests will stop to explore two “ghost wineries,” La Perla and ChateauChevalier, that date back to the 19th century.Once the tour reaches the vineyard’s highest point at 1,600 feet,guests will be greeted with a breathtaking view of the Napa Valley.Here they will taste the most remarkable library vintages of SpringMountain Vineyard’s estate-bottled Cabernet Sauvignon and signatureFrench Bordeaux-style Elivette, complemented by a gourmet lunch.Spring Mountain Vineyard’s “Tasting at the Top” experience isoffered by reservation only through September 15 and must bebooked at least two weeks in advance of the desired date. Available forup to eight guests, the “Tasting at the Top” experience lasts from threeto four hours and is priced at $3200. To book this exclusive one-of-akindadventure, call 1-877-769-4637 or (707) 967-4188.Spring Mountain Vineyard is an 845-acre, privately owned wineestate situated on the steep slopes of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley,California. Its 225 acres of vineyard are sustainably farmed using avariety of creative methods that work in harmony with the land andenhance wine quality. Spring Mountain Vineyard is planted primarilyto Bordeaux grape varietals and is known for its distinctive and longlivedCabernet Sauvignon, its Sauvignon Blanc and particularly for itssignature Bordeaux-style red wine, Elivette. For more information,visit www.SpringMountainVineyard.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com37


StRandolph StFranklin StRandolph StJeffersonCoombs StArroyo Dr.Arroyo Dr.Brown St.Brown St.Brown StMain St.West St.West St.Tulocay St.Tulocay St.Yajome St.Yajome St.Third St.Post St.Taylor St.Pearl St.Marvin St.Seond St.First St.Willow AveBerna AveWillow AveSpring StNAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMilliken Creek Inn & Spa’s ‘Panorama Package’ Deliversthe Luxury Napa Experience Both Indoors and OutTour Napa Countryside on a Bicycle while Wine Tasting Along the Way, thenRetire to Milliken’s Spa for “Head, Hands & Feet” Indulgent TreatmentThis summer, guests searching for awe-inspiring adventures duringthe day and a relaxing, romantic setting at night will be more thandelighted with the “Panorama” package at Milliken Creek Inn & Spa.Milliken’s two-night “Panorama” package combines an active andelegant cycling, wine tasting and dining excursion with an equallyindulgent opportunity to recuperate any sore hands and feet from theeffort. The Panorama package includes:Two nights in one of Milliken’s 12 individually designed, spaciousand luxurious suites.A small group, guided bicycle tour, led by a local expert, throughgently sloping vineyards with several stops at wineries along the wayand a Gourmet picnic lunch at one of the wineries. A support van willalso be available to transport any purchases made.Back at Milliken, guests will unwind and repair with the signatureMilliken Trio “Head, Hands & Feet” spa treatment, an intensely relaxingblend of massage, aromatherapy and hot stones.The “Panorama” package experience showcasing some of Napa’s mostcaptivating vistas is priced from $884 per couple per two-night stay in aMilliken room mid-season. For full details, visit Milliken Creek Inn &Spa’s website or call 1-800-822-8418 and request promo code “BIKE.”Clay StCalistoga AveJohnAnthonyClay StCalistoga AveX WineryAviaAviaFranklin St38Randolph StWineries ofNapa ValleyTown CenterOlabisi/TrahanUptownTheatreTown CenterRandolph StJeffersonCejaCoombs StFirst St.Second St.Third St.TallulahWinesVINTNER’SCOLLECTIVEFirst St.Fourth StFifth StMain St. Main St.Main St. Main St.StonehedgeUva WineryTrattoriaItalianaVintner’sCollectiveSecond St.Brown StThird St.Fourth StFifth StTWENTY ROWSYountville St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Vallejo St.Napa St.Caymus St.Bounty Cole’s Hunter Chop House TASTE AT OXBOWRare Napa Wine Valley Co. Opera MAHONEY House VINEYARDS/WATERSTONEMain St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Yountville St.CeladonVallejo St.Napa St.PuebloCaymus St.COLE’S CHOP HOUSENapa Valley Opera HouseBack Room WinesVinoce andTwenty RowsCELADONNapa General StorePuebloNapa General StoreTrancasSoscol AveSoscol AveTrancasNAPA VALLEYWINE TRAINNAPAToolboxMason VALLEYWINE TRAINMC KINSTRYRiver Terrace Dr.MC KINSTRYGustavo Thrace/Third St.River Terrace Dr.Imperial WayUncorkedat OxbowOxbowPublicMarketD O W N T O W NN A P AImperial WayRobert CraigOxbowPublicMarketBig Ranch RdBig Ranch RdThe “Panorama” package is available through December 18, 2011;subject to availability (higher rates may apply). Additional packageamenities include daily gourmet breakfast for two that includes madeto-orderentrees served anywhere from in-suite to the Waterfall Terrace;daily sunset Magic Hour wine reception with local vintners pouringtheir favorite reserves alongside a variety of epicurean cheeses; complimentarylate-night cordials; and concierge assistance in all travel planning.Guest passes to a local fitness center are also included. Please notethat the package rate does not include tax, service charge, or transportationand spa gratuities.To request a personal itinerary, purchase a gift certificate or learnmore about available packages, call 1-800-822-8418 or visitwww.millikencreekinn.com. Follow Milliken Creek Inn & Spa onFacebook and Twitter.DOMINARIDOMINARIFirst St.First St.Clay StJuarez St.Taylor St.Clay StJuarez St.Post St.Pearl St.Marvin St.Seond St.Silverado TrailCHARLESCHARLES KRUGKRUGDAVID FULTONDAVID FULTONBERINGERBERINGERMADRONAMADRONAS T . 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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEYCharles Krug/ Peter Mondavi WineryCelebrates 150th Anniversary at‘Tasting on the Lawn,’ September 10On Saturday, September 10, Charles Krug Winery and the PeterMondavi Sr. Family will toast the season’s grape harvest at the annualTasting on the Lawn from 2 to 5 p.m. This year’s event will also celebratea significant milestone – the 150th anniversary of Napa Valley’sfirst winery.Founded in 1861, Charles Krug represents the birthplace of theNapa Valley wine industry. The festivities will take place on the estate’sexpansive Great Lawn in the shade of heritage oaks and surrounded byvineyards, a location unequaled by any other outdoor space in NapaValley, and inside the estate’s recently restored 1881 Carriage House.A summary of the day’s events:Visitors will enjoy tastings of Charles Krug’s current releases, fromSauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon, including the winery’sLimited Release and Family Reserve wines. Tastings will be paired witha moveable feast selected especially to complement the wines byKnickerbockers’ Catering. Three complete food and wine areas spreadthroughout the park-like estate will add to the festive atmosphere.In addition, chefs from several acclaimed Napa Valley restaurantswill be on hand for the anniversary event, serving samples of theirspecialties to pair with Charles Krug wines.To add to the ambiance, actors portraying Charles Krug and hiswife Carolina Bale Krug will stroll the Great Lawn in period costume,presenting vignettes from their lives 150 years ago.Two opportunities will offer a rare taste of Napa wine history thatguests will get nowhere else. There will be special pourings frommagnums of Charles Krug’s 150th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon,and a rare tasting of older vintage wines from the estate’s cellar (additionalfee applies). These premium tastings will take place in theCarriage House ballroom. The ballroom boasts a soaring cathedralceiling and stunning period chandeliers, and was recently refinishedwith old-growth redwood recovered from historic wine tanks.All guests will have the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting directlyfrom the barrels and meet members of the Peter Mondavi Family, whowill be on hand to sign bottles for guests.Live music on the main stage will provide a backdrop for all of thefestivities.Tastings on the Lawn were started in 1951 as an enjoyable venuewhere the family could meet their customers, and educate visitorsabout fine wine; in the United States at that time, the wine industrywas known more for ‘jug’ wines and not varietal wines. This CharlesKrug tradition is believed to have been the first wine celebration of itskind, and went on to inspire myriad other wine country tasting events.Lawn chairs, picnic blankets and straw hats are encouraged for theSeptember 10 event. Tickets are available online ($40 before August 1)at www.charleskrug.com. As always, admission for members of thewine club is complimentary, by calling Wine Club Manager ColinWright at 1-888-747-5784, preferably by August 1.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!39


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Welcome toY O U N T V I L L EV Marketplace – Where Shopping Meets Lifestyleby Alexandra CharsleyOoh, Yountville. As my dear friend says, “We should spend anentire weekend just eating and discovering all the great spots inYountville,” and I couldn’t agree more! V Marketplace is located onWashington Street which is also home to many Michelin star and BibGourmand rated restaurants. It is neatly tucked away with beautifullymanicured gardens including a fountain. The grounds are lush andperfect for relaxing or picnicking.Formerly the Groezinger Winery, and once known as “Vintage1870,” the V Marketplace complex was originally built in the year1870 by German-born vintner Gottlieb Groezinger. Since opening in1968, V Marketplace has distinguished itself as Napa Valley’s landmarkicon of shopping, entertainment and special events. Withaward-winning restaurants, wine tasting bars, fine art galleries andplenty of shopping, be sure to allow yourself enough time to visit theV Marketplace.THE SHOPS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR INCLUDE:Lemondrops – This is a unique children’s boutique/toyshop. they carry everything your baby or little one might need;even books and toys that can be packed in your luggage if traveling.they carry up to a size 10 and also stock tori Spelling’s linelittle Maven. christening and special-occasion outfits are a hugehit here.Tay & Grace – A fabulous collection of women’s noveltyclothing. think of it as contemporary wine country casual style. Ashop in which to get happily lost! enjoy an entire store of smartlyselected, chic, casual clothes for today’s more “with-it” woman.laurie B, Michael Starz, twisted heart, Velvet and language areonly a handful of trend-setting lines carried at tay & grace.Vianett – This is a destination location full-service weddingsalon for the couple to be. they offer wedding dresses, tuxedorentals, and all other wedding party attire. Unable to find a dress,no worries. they can also custom make a wedding dress for you.Sisters – From drab to fab! this is a one-stop shop for ladiesoffering everything from undergarments to evening dresses andeverything in between. the gentlemen’s boutique is located intheir loft space. the three sisters are licensed cosmetologists andestheticians. there is a private space upstairs where they doblowouts and up-dos, makeup, facials and waxing. for specialevents, they can also assist on location for you and your guests.i•elle – Contemporary women’s clothing and accessories. thisshop has something for everyone and has been voted bestwomen’s clothing store in the wine country. You’ll be amazed atthe selection of beautiful and unusual items they carry year round.A Little Romance – Browse through quilts, duvets,pillows and other bedding accessories. there is a great selection ofhats, scarves and liz Soto handbags. luxurious night gowns, slippersand soaps are an ideal treat after a good day shopping.Blue Heron Gallery – A fine art gallery featuringrenowned local artists. Dennis hogan the owner also displays hisphotography of beautiful napa Valley. only here can you find thesculptures by Phillip glashoff which are located around napa. checkout the Sylvia thompson paintings which include wine foils fromthe tops of wine bottles. She uses the foils in her acrylic paintingsas a medium for the images so you still get the feel of winecountry.California and Vine – Brimming with whimsicalitems, this tourist driven napa Valley and Yountville themedapparel and wine accessories shop has everything you couldpossibly want or need. there are plenty of gift ideas from the areafor the wine enthusiast.Domain Home and Garden – Wow the selectionof tabletop accessories and outdoor décor is amazing! i’m notsure where else you could find beautifully crafted chess sets,hummingbird feeders and fine quality vases in one location. theyalso offer accent furniture such as bars, tables and their wine barrelchairs which would look great on any veranda.Adventures Aloft – Napa Valley’s original hot airballoon company. they offer an authentic adventure to celebrateyour special occasion or to fulfill your long-held fantasy of taking ahot air balloon flight. enjoy pre-flight refreshments and a leisurelysit-down breakfast served in a restaurant setting in Yountville.THE SHOPS LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR INCLUDE:K ane — – The only men’s boutique in Yountville! check out theirgreat resort wear including hawaiian and napa Valley inspiredshirts made with the finest silks and cottons. they also stockcolumbia hats, swimwear and shorts for the leisurely days ahead.Maui Jim sunglasses are available for both men and women.SOLuna Boutique and Salon – this salon is notjust for the ladies and their goal is to pamper you from head to toeand to bring out your individual, natural beauty. Whether youneed a full day of relaxation, a completely new hairstyle or a facial,you’ll find it here. their experienced and talented staff will makeyou look and feel your best.V Wine Cellar – Pick up a bottle of your favorite wine orchilled bubbly here. if you are looking for something beyond thelocal varietals, check out their imports and vintage Ports. Ahumidor is located in their lounge so if you enjoy these finercomforts, be sure to stop by. follow them on facebook to get asneak peek as to which winemaker will be offering tastings on theweekends. these are complimentary and do not require reservations.A champagne saber is on display and can be used by theirtrained professionals if you purchase a bottle! With advancebooking, they can accommodate your next tasting or dinner partyat their kings table, lounge or outdoor patio.Gallery 1870 – Fine art from the heart of Napa Valley.With so many local artists, they have two storefronts and eventhough both are devoted to wine country themed artwork, thesecond displays more modern paintings. they also display someitalian countryside paintings and sculptures are mixed in andaround the shop.North Bay Gallery – Let this shop tempt you withtheir fine collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures, glass artand jewelry. they carry the very popular tim “frogman” cotterill’sfanciful bronze sculptures. their focus is on hand crafted works ofart while keeping that unique modern flare that they are knownfor.DINING AND COURTYARD SHOPS INCLUDE:NapaStyle Paninoteca & Wine Bar – chefMichael chiarello’s lifestyle retail space features a tasting bar forgourmet salts, spice rubs, olive oils and wines including chiarellofamily Vineyards. Make your way to the back and grab a panini,soup, salad, or take home their house recipe salumi. the chickenand pork paninis also feature the napaStyle spice rubs so if you likeyour sandwich, you can get those same flavors at home. enjoy thesurroundings and take your meal outside on their patio with aquartino (a glass and a half) of wine. the napaStyle line is alsoavailable online or at select gourmet specialty shops.Bottega – Showcases Chef Michael Chiarello's signature boldItalian flavors with a refined twist. the menu changes seasonallyand features different dining areas for a unique experience on eachoccasion. Want a private chef for your next get together but yourhome isn’t large enough to accommodate your guests? Book yournext event in their newly finished private dining room. the spacefeatures italian chandeliers, a separate lounge/bar area, and aprivate dining room with open kitchen for an impressive privatechef experience.Pacific Blues Café –the Pacific in their name comesfrom the rail line which stopped at this location when the buildingwas a depot and the Blues for a style of music. it is a full servicerestaurant featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner with a creativevariation on classic American dishes. Judging by the look of theplates being served from the kitchen, it’s no wonder their wraparound patio is always full.Kollar Chocolates – Just open! Adding to the foodieattractions, chocolate lovers can satisfy their cravings in the newshop featuring small-batch handmade chocolates. Proprietor andchef chris Kollar, a self-taught chocolatier will makes his confectionson premises, seen by customers and passers-by from thegleaming glass and tile show-kitchen. the shop offers seasonalbasedchocolates as well as an all-year-round selection of classics.the shop also offers gelato, nespresso coffee and shots of chocolateand hot chocolate.42 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


JEFFERSON STRAS GalleriesEven owner Ronda Schaer could not haveenvisioned that her affection for the littlevillage of Yountville would someday blossominto a full-blown love affair. “This is a townthat you can get your arms around.” Twentyyears ago she did just that. With the openingof her now famous art gallery, RAS Galleries,Ronda has embraced her community andgraced it with one of its most successful andadmired businesses.It was her passion for art, and glass inparticular, that moved Ms. Schaer to open agallery. “I have always been drawn to glass.”But it was the work of American glass artiststhat really captured her heart. Representingmore than two hundred American artists, thegallery has become one of the premierevenues in which to experience the drama,imagery and vision of this artistic medium.The gallery also features the work of someextremely gifted fine artists, with original oilpaintings from artists throughout Californiaand the Pacific Northwest, as well as theEastern Seaboard and point in between. Thewhimsical chefs of ceramic artist, CynthiaHipkiss are also a favorite of collectors.Says Ronda, “I created RAsgalleries with asingular focus on Original American Art,primarily Art Glass, my personal passion.WASHINGTONYOUNT MILL RDJACKSONY O U N T V I L L EDomaine ChandonMADISON STGirard 1 JESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMa(i)sonrySTARKEY ST29CALIFORNIA DRKeeverVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANWASHINGTON STWEBBER STHill FamilyHope and GraceEstateRASGALLERIESSomerston RanchV MARKETPLACECORNERSTONECELLARSPage Wine CellarsBell WineWASHINGTON STYOUNT STYOUNTVILLE CROSS RDTo Silverado TrailV MARKETPLACE:APPARELi.elleLemondropsSistersTay & GraceVianettHOMEA Little RomanceCalifornia & VineDomain Home & GardenNapaStyleGALLERIESBlue HeronGallery 1870North Bay GalleryWINE TASTINGNapaStyleV Wine CellarINDULGENCESSoluna Boutique SalonDININGBottegaNapaStylePacific Blues CafeAnd I’m proud that after twenty years in thesame Yountville, Napa Valley location, thepassion remains.”RASgalleries is located at 6540 WashingtonStreet, next to Bouchon in Yountvilleand is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.,Tuesday by appointment. Phone (707) 944-9211.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com43


WASHINGTONGRANTMYRTLEDALEWelcome toC A L I S T O G ASoGreat Summer Events Planned for CalistogaIn celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Napa Valley city of Calistogawill host a summer-long series of events featuring music concerts,wine and food tasting, and deals and prizes from local merchants – inaddition to its special anniversary celebration event on July 16.Calistoga Summer Concert SeriesThursday evenings, through August 11, 6 to 8 p.m.Pioneer Park, 308 Cedar Street, CalistogaCalistoga’s free Concerts in the Park series, presented by CalistogaBeverage Co., will feature a wide variety of music with top-level talent.Food and beverage vendors will be available.Music in the series includes the instrumental rock and psychedelicsounds of Robbie Allen and the Outer Edge (June 30) and acousticjazz, blues and pop by artist John Pita (July 7).West Coast Blues Hall of Fame winners Twice as Good Blues playJuly 14. Santa Cruz eclectic soul band Wooster is also among thebands slated to perform during the series.Napa County FairJuly 1 through 4, 2011Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 N. Oak Street, CalistogaThe Napa County Fair features hands-on arts and crafts activities,music, historical displays, carnival rides, and old-fashioned games,such as gunny sack races and pie and watermelon eating contests. Aspecial display this year is the Butterfly Adventure that will teachbutterfly-friendly gardening. Also offered is a barbecue contest on July2 for the “best skills on the grill,” with a total of $1,450 in cash anddonated prizes in the offing. The last day of the fair (July 4) culminateswith one of Northern California's best fireworks displays.Silverado ParadeJuly 4, 2011, 11 a.m., Lincoln Ave. Calistoga(starting at Cedar Street and ending at Fair Way)The Silverado 4th of July Parade in Calistoga draws thousands eachyear to celebrate Independence Day with a classic small-town parade,then enjoy an afternoon of family fun at the Napa County Fair. Thislong-standing Calistoga tradition features antique cars, live bands,children's groups, horses, motorcycles, colorful dancers and animpressive display of patriotic spirit and fun.44PETRIFIEDFOREST RD.TOSANTAROSATOGEYSERVILLEFOOTHILL BLVD.128BENNETT LANEWINERYLINCOLN29AVENUEW.H. Smith SPAPINK OnThEdgeMANSION WINE Kenefick RanchGARAGE Rios Wine Co.DiamondTofanelliTerraceReverie Von StasserTwomeyTeachworthConstant CASTELLO DI AMOROSADIAMOND MTNPINETOST. HELENAMadrigalTRINCHERO NAPA VALLEYA Dozen VintnersFREEMARK ABBYSUMMERSWINERY29EnvyOLD FAITHFULGEYSERC A L I S T O G ABERRY STCEDARAlloraELLERSBIG TREETHIRD STREETSECOND STREETFIRST STREETLINCOLN AVEFRANKFAMILYTudalCALISTOGAWINE STOP(Calistoga Depot)DUNAWEAL LANELarkmeadFAIRWAYLARKMEADBENESSEREEHLERS ESTATETUBBS LANETedeschiFamilyOAK STREETLAKE STREETChateau Montelana29Clos PagaseSterlingLODISTEVENSONVincentArroyoGREENWOOD AVEGOLDEN HAVENSPA & RESORTBRANNANCOTTAGE INNWAPOOBALE LANELINCOLN AVETOCLEARLAKE29ROMBAUERJerichoCanyon29ZahtilaVineyardLava VineCali 351B CELLARSAugust VengeBriggsPhifer PavittCuvaison Estate WinesPaolettiBarlowBlair DutchHenrySaviezCASA NUESTRADuckhornOLD TOLL128TONAPAwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Calistoga’s 125th Anniversary CelebrationJuly 16, 2011, 12 to 5 p.m. – Downtown Calistoga(Washington and First streets) and Pioneer Park, 308 Cedar StreetCalistoga will celebrate its founding 125 years ago with a birthdaybash featuring family activities, bouncy houses, street performers,food, wine from historic Calistoga wineries, and local art. Festivitiesstart at noon with a ceremony by statewide officers of Native Sons ofthe Golden West dedicating the 1887 I.O.O.F. building as a historicstructure. Live music with Robbie Allen & the Outer Edge playing surfsounds and CT Cruisers playing oldies starts at 12:30 p.m.; the CalistogaFarmers Market also will extend its hours to 5 p.m. on this day.This event is sponsored by the city of Calistoga, CalMart and LawOffices of Paul J. Dohring, and is presented by the Calistoga Chamberof Commerce.First Thursday Fashion! Food! Fun!Downtown Calistoga – July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6(First Thursday of every month through October), 6 to 9 p.m.Visitors are invited to sip and shop their way through Calistoga’sfriendly and walkable downtown, as wineries and restaurants offer uptastes of local wines and cuisine. Participating downtown merchantswill provide 20 percent off storewide during the event (some restrictionsapply) and participating downtown restaurants will also offerdiscounts with proof-of-sales receipts from eligible stores.By purchasing from anyparticipating merchant, visitorsalso become eligible to wingrand prizes, which includedinners for two, spa treatments,wine, makeovers, balloon rides,overnight stays at local hotels,private tours and tastings andother gift certificates.For a complete listing ofspecial offerings go online towww.facebook.com/1stThursday.For more information onCalistoga and these events, go towww.calistogavisitors.com.Facebook users can also findinformation, including greatdeals, breaking news and insidertips, at www.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 45


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LAGUNA RD.SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKLakeSonomaGustafson FamilyVineyardsSTEWARTʼS POINTTOMENDOCINOCOASTTOBODEGABAYTOMENDOCINOCOASTFERRARI-CARANODUTCHER CROSSINGTOHWY. 1FRITZ WINERYMAIN ST.RIVER RD.BOHEMIAN HWYPendleton EstateTOEUREKAPLAZA STHEALDSBURG AVE.WESTSIDEMonte RioTHEPLAZA101SbragiaSilver OakFamilyCellarsVineyardsJ RickardsFrick Geyser PeakPalmeriLocalsMeeker128Pedroncelli Route 128 MercuryKachinaWinery Terroirs deLORIMIERDavid CaffaroYoakim Bridge Talty FORCHINI Trione Vineyards & WineryBellaAmphoraClos Du BoisPrestonPapapietro PerryVintners SignaturesTruettZichichiKokomo/HurstTRENTADUEPetersonFamily WineriesRobert YoungRaymond Burr Göpfrich UntiMartorana Rued Francis Ford Stryker SonomaQuiviraCoppolaLyttonPassalacquaTeldeschiHawkesStation Rd.Michel-SchlumbergerMountsStonestreetRidge/LyttonDry Creek Vineyard AmistaMauritsonSprings Medlock Ames SAUSALJordanStuhlmullerA. RafanelliMAZZOCCOWhite OakSoda Rock Alexander Valley VineyardsLambert BridgeSimiWILSONJohnson's HannaVineyard of PasterickAlexander J KEVERSONMontemaggioreManzanitaValley WinesCamellia Cellars, Davis FamilyCreek Grove StreetHuntington, Sapphire HillFERRARI-CARANO’SField StoneSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDMichael BernardEverett RidgeSainiLancaster EstateSeghesioDaVeroPortalupiMacPhail FamilyVérité/ArchipelMAGNOLIAToad Hollow In Vino Downtown Wine Mill CreekCHRISTOPHER CREEKRoadhouse Lake VeritasFoppianoRussian River Wine Co.Thirty Four North SonomaALDERBROOKLimerick LaneHawleyBoisset Taste of TerroirAcorn ChristieTopel ARMIDAMietzDe La MontanyaWilliamsonTwomeyThumbprintRODNEYMurphy-Goode - EdmeadesHauckSelbyMATRIX STRONGStephen & WalkerLongboardLa CremaJ WinePezzi KingVineyardsJohn Tyler WinesMerriamby BacigalupiDeNataleVineyardChateau Chalk HillVMLFelice101HOP KILNUPTickRochioli VineTastingsAristaWilliams SelyemThomas George EstatesArmstrongMuellerWoodsPorter CreekCopainKENDALL-JACKSONARMSTRONG WOODS RD.GROVEVINEDUTCHER CREEK RDWINE CREEK RD.GRANTYOAKIM BRIDGEBROAD CROCKERWALLINGFreestone VineyardsGuest CenterASTI RD.CENTER STMILL STCHIANTI RD.CANYONNORTH ST.EASTMATHESONKorbelRIVER RD.116Marimar TorresRUSSIAN RIVERAsti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8GRATON RD.OCCIDENTAL RD.GOLDLittoraiWinesRIDGEWattle CreekDRY CREEK RD.W. DRY CREEK RD.HAYDON ST.MASONGary FarrellMIRABEL RD.GEYSERVILLE RD.WESTSIDE RD.MOSHINVINE HILL RD.MILL STA.KINLEYFREI RD.RED WINERYGEYSERʼSALEXANDER VAL. RD.PellegriniSheldonTOHWY. 101W. OLIVET12PINE FLATLIMERICKOLD REDWOOD HWY.STARR RDLOS AMIGOSWINDSOR RIVER RDSTARR RDSonoma CountyAirportOLIVETKENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERRIVER RD.ARATA LN.BROOKS RD.LAKEWOODHEMBRE LN.101AIRPORT BLVDSHILO RD.Russian HillEstateRobert RueWoodenheadMartinelliHartfordFamilyMARTINJoseph Swan Tara BellaHarvest MoonCarol SheltonWinery RAYHook & BattagliniEmtuLadderEstate SUNCÉ Inman FamilyDeLoachRussian River Martini & PrattiIron Horse DehlingerRiver RoadSebastopol VineyardsOccidental Road, Atascadero Creek & Graton RidgeDutton-GoldfieldRed CarLynmar BALLETTOEmeritus MerryD&L CarinalliHannaEdwardsTaft Street Winery Peters FamilyMARTINELLIBURNSIDEWATER TROUGHSonoma-CutrerSLUSSERALEXANDER VALLEY,DRY CREEK VALLEY& R U S S I A N R I V E RWINERIESPINER RD.FRAUGHT128MARK WEST SPRINGS101GUERNEVILLE RD. STEELE LN.OCCIDENTAL RD.CHALK HILL RD.PLEASANT AVE.OLD REDWOOD HWY.FULTON RDOld World WineryNovyEric KentSiduriFULTON RDFOUNTAIN GROVE PKWY.TOSANTA ROSA/SAN FRANCISCOStarliteVineyardsTOSONOMAVALLEY48 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSonoma County Cultivates New Eventsand Programs for Three-Day Harvest FairIn its 37 years of showcasing the abundance of harvest and SonomaCounty’s passion for world-class wines and the people who makethem, the Harvest Fair has entertained, educated, and just plaindelighted hundreds of thousands of people from Northern California,and around the globe. And for 2011, the fair’s board has retooled keyelements to enliven the festivities and give people even more reason togather with friends at this premier event.An Evening of Sonoma County’s Most Inspired Food and WineAmong the major innovations is a new “Grand Tasting” event onFriday, September 30. Attendees will be first to partake in the medalwinningwines and cuisine. They’ll also get to mingle with key wineryand restaurant representatives (often owners, winemakers, chefs, andother top positions), and hear insiders’ stories about ingredients,philosophies and inspiration.“Over the years, the board of directors of the Sonoma CountyHarvest Fair has been listening to how Sonoma County wants to celebratethe abundance of our harvest, and the changes we’ve institutedreflect the wonderful input we’ve received,” said Marie Gewirtz, presidentof the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Board.The Grand Tasting is 5:30 to 8 p.m. on opening day of the threedayHarvest Fair. Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door (or $50each when purchased in blocks of 10 or more), and include unlimitedtastings of the award-winning wines and cuisine, as well as entranceto the Harvest Fair that day.September 30 through October 2, the Sonoma County HarvestFair gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to immerse themselvesin Sonoma County’s rich agricultural roots and traditions.Traditional Harvest Fair favorites include the professionally judgedwine competition, abundant tastings of beloved varietals, a competitionamong gifted local food producers and purveyors, the wildlypopular World Championship Grape Stomp and many other familyfriendly,farm-oriented activities and exhibits.“The Harvest Fair celebrates the diversity and unparalleled qualityof the wines, food, and cuisine that define Sonoma County. This newGrand Tasting is a chance to sample – all in one place – the very bestof what the county has to offer at a newly designed event that willserve as the kickoff to this year’s fair,” said Gewirtz.Sonoma County Vintners. “The new Wine Awards celebration createsan opportunity to honor our winemakers and growers, and salutetheir hard work and contributions to our community.”Unsurpassed QualityThe Harvest Fair is the largest regional wine competition in theUnited States, and celebrates Sonoma County’s heritage as a worldrenownedagricultural and wine-producing region. According toComfort, “It’s the only event in California with a professional competitionsolely for the region’s wines, judged by an international panel ofexperts.”The three-day schedule is bursting with exciting activities for allages. Along with the events mentioned above, there will be farm andharvest “Ag-tivities” for children and adults, wine seminars, chefdemonstrations, microbrew tasting (Saturday only), continuous livejazz, an art show and sale, a kiddie carnival area, exhibitors’ hall,puppet show, farm animals, a bee-keeping display, apple tasting, andmuch more.In addition, attendees receive special case discounts at the HarvestFair Marketplace on any of the gold medal-winning wines. People canalso bring home a variety of locally made food products available atthe newly expanded Marketplace.For information on how to purchase tickets for the Harvest Fair,visit www.harvestfair.org, or call (707) 545-4203.Honoring Those Who Turn Rich Soils to Heavenly WinesAlso new to the 2011 Harvest Fair will be the Sonoma CountyWine Awards, a wine industry event celebrating the area’s best of thebest. Unfolding September 24, it will culminate three days of judgingof more than 1,000 wines by 25 judges from throughout the UnitedStates and Asia. Industry representatives will announce the sweepstakeswinners.“This really is an evening for recognizing Sonoma County’s worldclasswines and the people who make them,” said Honore Comfort,also a member of the Harvest Fair Board and executive director of the50 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTasting Room of the Week:Chateau St. Jeanby Brendon ConroyChateau St. Jean is a vision of bothelegance and sophistication that is difficultto rival. Wander through the blossominggarden courtyard replete withilluminating foliage that will leave theviewer breathless. As one relaxes on thepatio on a bright, glistening day, thetrue majesty of Sonoma Valley becomesapparent. Rows and rows of vineyardsstretch as far as the eye can see whichare juxtaposed against the statuesquemountains in the distance.Feel free to picnic with both friends and family in the park-likesetting outside the garden. Chateau St. Jean has all that one wouldneed for a superb dining experience. The gift shop contains a fullystocked charcuterie, quality local cheeses and various other fooditems that are specifically designed to make the tasting room experienceideal.One specific reason that Chateau St. Jean stands out from otherwineries in the valley is the fact that one has the option of beingserved the various wine tasting flights on the outside patio. Imaginesipping premier wines under the shade of an umbrella while baskingin one the most gorgeous estates in Kenwood. This option is perfectfor a gathering of a small group of friends or even set a table for twothat is sure to make an impact. Invest in your tasting room experienceby choosing an outside pouring and embark upon a winetasting experience that will linger in one’s memories.The estate grown 2009 Viognier isan ideal summer wine. Sip, savor andshare with loved ones on the frontpatio. It embodies the quiet, aestheticbeauty represented in the vineyardsfrom which it stemmed. Notes ofpineapple, guava and star fruitpermeate the nose as a symphony oftropical paradise. The overall drymouth feel is an optimal representationof the varietal itself while at the sametime still remaining distinctly unique.For a truly decadent meal, pair thiswine with a food that will complementits ample amount of acidity such as pumpkin pasta or a lobsterbisque.The Cinq Cépages is Chateau St. Jean’s most well-known andprestigious wine. The nationally recognized Bordeaux blend has overtime taken the nation by storm. The 2007 vintage easily lives up toits elite heritage. The front palate imparts notes of plush blackberrymelded together with rich tobacco resulting in an explosive cornucopiaof flavor. As one savors the velvety mouth feel, hints of violetfill the air. Dark fruit exemplify the end palate with aspects ofcappuccino and chewy blueberry as the finale to a sublime concoction.Chateau St. Jean is located at 8555 Sonoma Highway in Kenwoodand are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information,phone (707) 833-4134, go on online to www.chateaustjean.com or“like” it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/chateaustjean.52 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYKENDALL-JACKSONWINE WINE CENTERTOGUERNEVILLE TO &RUSSIAN GUERNEVILLE RIVERRUSSIAN RIVERBenoviaBenoviaMARLOW RDMARLOW RDW. STEELE LN.W. STEELE LN.GUERNEVILLEGUERNEVILLERD.RD.COLLEGE AVE.COLLEGE AVE.Cellars of of SonomaHOPPER AVE.4th ST3rd ST1st STRIVER RD.COFFEYFULTON RD.HOPPER AVE.4th ST3rd ST1st STRIVER RD.FULTON RD.PINER RDPINER RDCOFFEYTOHEALDSBURG TOGEYSERVILLEHEALDSBURGGEYSERVILLEKrutzRAILROADWILSONVINTNER'SINNInspirationInspirationRAILROADWILSONEricEricKentWineKentWineCellarsCellarsINDUSTRIAL DRINDUSTRIAL DRCLEVELAND AVE.NovyNovySiduri Siduri101“B” STSANTA ROSA AVE7th STMARK WEST SPRINGS ROADREDWOODREDWOOD HWY HWYOLD OLDSTEELE LN.MENDOCINO AVECOLLEGE AVE.4th ST12TOTOSanta RosaSEBASTOPOLROHNERT PARK& PETALUMAFairgroundsAIRWAYCLEVELAND AVE.AIRWAY“B” STSANTA ROSA AVE7th STMARK WEST SPRINGS ROADSTEELE LN.MENDOCINO AVECOLLEGE AVE.4th STROUND BARNROUND BARNTOCALISTOGACALISTOGAFOUNTAINGROVE PKWY.BENNETT VALLEY RD.PARADISE RIDGEWINERYFOUNTAINGROVE PKWY.FARMERS LANEBENNETT VALLEY RD.Grey StackGRANGEMatanzasCreekSableRidgeTHOMAS LAKE HARRIS DR.Not to ScaleST. FRANCISLEDSONWINERY12TOWINERYGRANGETHOMAS LAKE HARRIS DR.S A N T A R O S AFARMERS LANESONOMAG E Y S E R V I L L ECANYONCHIANTIWEST DRY CREEK RD.GEYSERVILLE AVE.Silver OakFrickJ RickardsPedroncelli 128 Route 128 WineryPalmeri MeekerDavid GeyserLocalCaffaro PeakTerroirsMercuryLYTTON SPRINGS RD.101MAZZOCCOTrioneClos du BoisINDEPENDENCEFrancisFordCoppolaDRY CREEK RD128TRENTADUEdeLORIMIERGEYSERVILLE RD.HEALDSBURG AVE.GardenCreek RobertRanch YoungStrykerSonomaDebra MathyHawkeswith Dutchess101 SimiJordanMedlockAmesStonestreetRED WINERY RDALEXANDER VAL RDRohnertParkTOPETALUMARobertsLakeGOLF COURSE DR.GOLF COURSE DR.PETALUMA HILL RD.PETALUMA HILL RD.SNYDER LANESNYDER LANECRANE CANYON RD.CRANE CANYON RD.TOCOTATI &PENNGROVELook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!53


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTickets On Sale for Sonoma’s Ultimate Wine and Food EventSonoma Wine Country Weekend Set forSeptember 2-4 – Celebrating Sonoma Wine, Foodand Lifestyle - Presented by Visa SignatureMacMurray Ranch in addition to the Steel ChefCompetition, Sommelier Star Tours and otherreturning activitiesProceeds from Sonoma Wine Country Weekendsupport Sonoma County non-profit organizations; todate a cumulative total of more than $10 million hasbeen donated directly to Sonoma non-profits by thelocal wine community.Tickets, which range from $85 to $500 perperson, are on sale now. Presenting Sponsor VisaSignature is also offering cardholders event perks and savings.For details, visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com, like iton Facebook at www.facebook.com/winecountryweekend and followon Twitter at twitter.com/SonomaWCW.Wine lovers and foodies can finalize theirplans to attend the fourth annual Sonoma WineCountry Weekend set for Labor Day WeekendSeptember 2-4 as tickets are on sale now.Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, the premierwine and epicurean event that showcases thebirthplace of California wine is presented by Visa Signature ® .“Tickets for all Sonoma Wine Country Weekend events are on salestarting June 1,” said Maureen Cottingham, Sonoma Wine CountryWeekend Co- Director, “People may know that our Labor DayWeekend event features intimate winery lunches and dinner parties,2011 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Schedule At-A-GlanceTaste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch and the Sonoma ValleyFriday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3 –Harvest Wine Auction at Cline Cellars, but we have some great newWinery Lunch and Dinner Partiesadditions to the line-up this year. Our winery dinner parties are intimateand we have added a series of winery barbeques throughout the• 12:30 p.m. – Winery Lunch Series, sponsored by TricorBraunWinePak (Friday only)county that will also provide guests with a true insider experience.• 6 p.m. – Winery Dinner Parties, sponsored by TricorBraunWe are also pleased to host the inimitable Sonoma Valley HarvestWinePak (Fri. & Sat.)Wine Auction at Cline Cellars again this year. To make the auctionSaturday, September 3 – Taste of Sonomaeven more enjoyable, it will start a bit later, and transportation fromat MacMurray Ranch, Healdsburg,Healdsburg and Santa Rosa is available to allow for a more leisurely• 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranchday.”Sunday September 4 - Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction“The hundreds of wineries, vintners, grape growers and chefs whoat Cline Cellars in Sonoma and Winery BBQsare participating in our event this year truly represent the best of our• 12:30 p.m. - Winery BBQs across Sonoma Countyregion,” said Honore Comfort, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Co-• 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction, sponsoredDirector, “The top wines, top food products and top chefs areby Trilogy Glass & Packaginginvolved. Because the events are so popular, and many sell out early,• 2:30 p.m. - Live Auction Beginswe encourage people to get their tickets now.”Produced in partnership by the Sonoma Valley Vintners & TicketsGrowers Foundation and the Sonoma County Vintners, the 2011 All tickets are now on sale. Winery Lunches: $85/person; WinerySonoma Wine Country Weekend eventfeatures the Taste of Sonoma at Dinner Parties: $160/person; Chairman's Dinners: $175/person;MacMurray Ranch, ® the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction at Cline Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch®: $150/person (General),Cellars and an assortment of additional events throughout Sonoma $95/person (General Visa Signature), $195/person (Grand Reserve),County.$175/person (Grand Reserve Visa Signature); Winery BBQs:In addition to the winery dinner parties and barbeques, also new $85/person; Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction: $500/personto the 2011 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend are:(General), $450/person (Visa Signature). * Special Visa Signature• 2011 Co-Chairs Sonoma County Vintner and Grower leaders: Cardholder pricing and other benefits available at on the websiteThe Benziger Family (Benziger Family Winery) and the Dutton www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.Family (Dutton Ranch).Nestled in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the historic• A later start time, at the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction – MacMurray Ranch is home to award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnaya world-class, charity wine auction at Sonoma's Cline Cellars. and Pinot Gris. MacMurray Ranch crafts a collection of elegant,• A fun and approachable “Sonoma Homecoming: - Vintage 2011” expressive wines from cool-climate vineyards in premier growingtheme for the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction where attendeescan dust off their letter jackets, fluff up their pom poms and establishments nationwide, or visit us online at www.macmur-regions. Look for MacMurray Ranch at fine wine shops and diningjoin fellow alumni at an event filled with wine, food, fun and rayranch.com.frivolity!For a complete list of beneficiaries and sponsors, visit the website• New Tasting and Seminar offerings during Taste of Sonoma at at www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.54 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com54


7th Annual PinotFamily Reunion, July 10John Ash & Co. along with Vintners Inn Host Wine and Food Tastingto Benefit the Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and theHealthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma CountyMore than 40 wineries will participate in the seventh annual PinotFamily Reunion at the Vintners Inn Event Center and John Ash & Co.on Sunday, July 10. The wine and food tasting will be at Vintners InnEvent Center from 1 to 4 p.m. A family-style dinner will follow at JohnAsh & Co. restaurant, adjacent to Vintners Inn Event Center, at 5 p.m.A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sutter Pacific Medical Foundationand the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County.The tasting and three-course dinner will be paired with some of thearea’s top Pinot varietals from vintners such as Acacia, Alysian,Amphora, Balletto, Benovia, Dionysus, Dutton-Goldfield, Emeritus,Everett-Ridge, Ferrari-Carano, Gracianna, Graton Ridge Cellars,Harmonique, Hartford, Holdredge, Iron Horse, James Family Cellars,John Tyler, Kokomo, Kosta-Browne, La Crema, Lazy Creek Vineyards,Littorai, MacMurray Ranch, MacPhail, Martin Ray, Martinelli, MerryEdwards, Moshin, Old World Winery, Orogeny, Paradise RidgeWinery, Paul Hobbs, Red Car, Rodney Strong, Rosseler Cellars, Siduri,Small Vines Wines, Sonoma Cutrer, Starfish, Suacci-Carcierre, ThreeSticks, TR Elliott and Trecini Winery.Local food purveyors will feature delectable items at the afternoontasting such as Portobello Fries with Lemon Aioli, Pork and PimentonMeatball Sliders, Spicy Yello Gazpacho Shooters, Salmon Cakes withPinot Mayonnaise, Medjol Dates wrapped in Apple Wood SmokedBacon, Moroccan Spiced Lamb Ribs with Tamarind Sauce, and CrispyChicken Won Tons with Hoisin Glaze.John Ash & Co. Executive Chef Tom Schmidt has created a specialmenu for the family style dinner to highlight each wine, such asPrawns and Bay Scallops with Caper Butter over Celery Root Mash,Whole Leaf Caesar Salad with Seared Ahi Tuna, Pan Roasted Breast ofSonoma County Liberty Duck with Cherry Compote, Grilled LambSausages with Lentils and Pinot Noir Reduction, Roasted Sweet Cornwith Leeks, Summer Savory and Cream, Redwood Hills Goat Cheesewith Thyme and Honey, Dry Creek Peach Cobbler, Pinot PoachedEstate Figs, and Lemon Pound Cake, to name a few.The Wine and Food Tasting ticket price is $50 per person inadvance, or $60 at the door, including a souvenir Riedel wine glass.The cost for both the Tasting and Dinner is $120 per person, all-inclusive.Seating is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation,please visit www.vintnersinn.com, or for more information,call (707) 527-7687.John Ash & Co. is located at Vintners Inn, 4330 Barnes Road, justwest of Highway 101 off the River Road exit, and is open for dinnernightly, and open for lunch starting July 13, on Wednesdays, Thursdaysand Fridays.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW 55


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISTOSANTA ROSAMacLeodLAWNDALELandmarkVineyardKAZADOBE CANYON RD.SugarloafState ParkFor updates onWhat’s Happeningin Wine Country,sign up for our emailnewsletter atwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.Bevan CellarsJack LondonState ParkBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.PARADISE RIDGETy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMAudelssa EstateERIC ROSSMOONDANCECELLARSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryWARM SPRINGS RDFamily WineriesLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDHKGESTATEWINESDeerfield RanchDUNBAMADRONER ROADMAYOFAMILYBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12BR COHNCHATEAU ST. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDKundeTRINITYRDARROWOODCAVEDALEMOON MTNCHATEAU ST. JEANImageryKenwoodTONAPA VALLEYSONOMAV A L L E YW I N E R I E SPetroniVineyardsAkoma ZoumeMountain Terraces VineyardARNOLD DRIVEAGUA CALIENTE ROADNot to ScaleBOYES BLVDHanzellTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116ORANGEAdobe Road WineryGROVEBONNESSSCHUGRobledoFamilyCARNEROS ESTATETOSAN FRANCISCOVERANO AVEPETALUMABONNEAUHawkes RoesslerRoche SEBASTIANIW. SPAIN ST.Adobe Road Winery THE Eric K JamesPLAZAHwy 12 WineryAVE12CHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECAGLORIA FERRERCLINELEVERONI ROADANABABonneauFREMONT121JACUZZI5th ST WESTBROADW AY37LarsonFamily4th E5th ST EASTCELLAR DOOR12CORNERSTONE SONOMAMEADOWCROFTKeating WinesVIANSARavenswoodGEHRICKERDEAST NAPA STSojourn CellarsWestwoodCaveR2LOVELL VALLEY RD7th STDENMARK STNAPA ROADMacrostie12121CASTLE RD. VINEYARD8th ST EASTBartholomew ParkLN.OLD WINERY RDBURNDALECARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryBuenaVistaGundlach-BundschuKamenTin BarnFaveroGofesselTONAPATOVALLEJO56 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSt. Francis Winery’s 2nd Annual ‘Stars Under the Stars’ FilmFestival Pairs Silver Screen Icons with Stellar Wines al FrescoSonoma County pioneer, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, expandsits 2nd annual “Stars Under the Stars” outdoor film festival this year tosix weeks and six classic films. Curated by celebrity sommelier andfilm aficionado Christopher Sawyer, the festival takes place everyThursday at the winery from July 14 to August 18.Christopher Sawyer and St. Francis Winery CEO and PresidentChristopher Silva will host a short discussion of the evening’s film andsuggested wine pairing before each screening. “Great movies andelegant wines,” asserts Silva, “transport us to another place and time –all the more so under the sky and the stars on a summer night inSonoma.”“Big Night” opens this year’s festival on Thursday, July 14. Winnerof the 1997 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, “BigNight” tells the story of two Italian immigrants who open a restauranton the New Jersey Shore in search of the American dream. Memorablefor such lines as “To eat good food is to be close to God,” the movierevolves around preparations for a magnificent feast intended to savetheir failing restaurant.Academy Award winner “Moonstruck,” starring Cher and NicholasCage, screens Thursday, July 21. This intoxicating 1987 romanticcomedy won three Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best58SCHEDULE OF ST. FRANCIS STARS UNDER THE STARS• THURSDAY, JULY 14 – “Big Night”• THURSDAY, JULY 21 – “Moonstruck”• THURSDAY, JULY 28 – “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”• THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 – “American Graffiti”• THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 – “Field of Dreams”• THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 – “Sideways”Actress (Cher) and Best Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis).On Thursday, July 28, St. Francis pays tribute to the late directorJohn Hughes by screening the iconic coming of age film “FerrisBueller’s Day Off,” starring Mathew Broderick. This 1986 smash hitwill be followed on Thursday, August 4, by “American Grafitti,”another classic coming of age film, this one set in 1962 and filmed inSonoma County. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the100 greatest movies ever made, American Grafitti was written anddirected by George Lucas and stars Richard Dreyfuss and RonHoward.Nominated for three Academy Awards, the 1989 baseball fantasyfilm “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta and BurtLancaster, screens on Thursday, August 11. The festival closes onThursday, August 18, with “Sideways,” arguably the most influentialwine movie of all time. That evening St. Francis will pay tribute toMerlot, the much maligned varietal in this Academy Award winningfilm. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the screening at 8 p.m.There is no charge for attending. Wine by the glass, charcuterie,popcorn, brownies and cookies will be available for purchase.For over 35 years, St. Francis Winery in Sonoma has hand-craftedfruit forward, luscious and full-bodied wines from superior mountainand valley vineyards in Sonoma County’s best appellations. Whilemost renowned for its red varietals, including its Zinfandel (all oldvines 60 to 110 years old), Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, St.Francis also produces a noteworthy Chardonnay. St. Francis SonomaCounty wines are bursting with flavor and are recognized globally foroutstanding quality and great value.An internationally-renowned sommelier, wine journalist, consultant,critic and public speaker, Christopher Sawyer travels the worldfollowing trends in wine and participating as a judge in internationalwine competitions. Sawyer earned the 2009 Best Sommelier inSonoma County by The Wine Tasting Panel Magazine and is the recipientof many prestigious awards and industry honors. As the world’sfirst and only Film Festival Sommelier, Sawyer conceived and curatedthe wine experience throughout the Sonoma Valley Film Festival,including creatively pairing wine and food with films throughout thefestival and at celebrity tributes. Christopher is currently sommelierin-residenceat the Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar at The Lodge atSonoma Renaissance Resort and Spa, where his wine list has receivednumerous awards.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYSonomaEnotecaWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIES– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.comFree Live Music FridayNights at SebastianiThe annual music series is under way and continues every Fridaythrough the end of October. Each concert runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Allages and dogs are welcome!There will be BBQ available for purchase from the CommunityCafé on the first three Fridays of the month. The last Friday of everymonth will be the new “Food Truck Friday” event with some of theBay Area’s finest gourmet food trucks! Dinners are available starting at5:30 p.m. and will go until the food runs out.Wines will be available by the bottle or by the glass. Non-alcoholicbeverages will also be available for purchase. No other alcohol may bebrought on site.For more details and information, contact the tasting room at(707) 933-3226.Friday Night Music Series Schedule:• July 1st – Jami Jamison Band• July 8th – Adam traum & the traumatics• July 15th – Backtrax• July 22nd – cynthia carr & the cartunes• August 5th – Jon Popenoe• August 12th – Backtrax• August 19th – Jami Jamison Band• August 26th – tBA• September 2nd – Adam traum& the traumatics• September 9th – Backtrax• September 16th – five A.M.• September 23rd – tBA• September 30th – tBA• october 7th – Jami Jamison Band• october 14th – cynthia carr & the cartunes• october 21st – hellhounds• october 28th – Backtrax125th STREET WESTTOSANTA ROSA2nd STREET WESTHawkes WinesRocheWEST SPAIN STREETAdobe Road Winery Tasting RoomCHARLES CREEKVINEYARDSWEST NAPA STREETS O N O M AP L A Z A1st STREET WESTROESSLERMcDONNELMAPLEANDR IE UXLEVERONI ROADThe PlazaCELLARDOORWestwoodThe CaveBROADWAY12FRANCENAPA ROAD1st STREET EASTSONOMAENOTECAR2 WineryEAST SPAIN STREETMERCATOMissionSan Franciscode SolanoSonoma Wine ShopNot To ScaleSEBASTIANIVINEYARDS& WINERYLEDSON HOTEL &HARMONY LOUNGEHighway 12 WineryEnotecaSojourn CellarsEric K JamesEAST NAPA EAST STREET NAPA STREET4th STREET EASTTONAPASign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com59


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK25th Annual B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival, Sept. 23-26• Charity Auction Dinner, Friday September 23• Doobie Brothers and Special Guests – Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25• Celebrity Golf Classic, Monday, September 26Vintner, philanthropist, and music artist manager Bruce Cohnannounced that tickets are on sale for the special silver anniversary25th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, GalaCharity Auction Dinner, and the Celebrity Golf Classic.“It is really coming together” exclaimed producer Bruce Cohn.“Having Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leon Russell, Sammy Hagar and Joe Satrianiperform and join the Doobie Brothers plus chef Guy Fieri, really putsan exclamation point on what is shaping up to be a great 25th anniversary.”Leon Russell will be performing for the first time at the B.R. CohnCharity Events Fall Music Festival on Saturday, September 24th alongwith returning festival favorites the Doobie Brothers. Closing out theset will be Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar as special guests alongsidethe Doobie Brothers. Also performing that day will be Greg Kihn, JimMessina and Pat Simmons Jr.Another first-time performer for the festival will be Lynyrd Skynyrdwho will be closing out the show on Sunday, September 24th. JoiningSkynyrd on Sunday will be the Doobie Brothers with special guest JimMessina, Leon Russell, Lara Johnston and Carlos Reyes.This years festival will be held in the memory of Marty Cohn,Bruce’s brother who passed away in March after a battle with cancer.The popular and lively charity auction and dinner will be heldFriday, September 23rd at the B.R. Cohn Winery’s 140-year-old OliveGrove at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150. Joining the event for the first time,as guest chef, is celebrity food TV star Guy Fieri. Fieri, known as oneof the most popular chefs on national television, will bring his signatureexcitement and energy to prepare this year’s world-class dinnerpaired with B.R. Cohn wines and provide a dinner auction lot forbidding, a chance to join the set of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.VIP and GA tickets are on sale at www.brcohn.com for all events orat the B.R. Cohn Winery Tasting Room. New for this year are specialon-stage VIP seats that include a meet and greet with performers andfabulous food and wine, all while sitting feet from the performances.VIP ticket prices range from $350-$1,000 and general admissiontickets are $100. All prices include fees and shipping.The celebrity golf tournament returns again to the famed SonomaGolf Club and will be held on Monday, September 26th. Tee-off is at11 a.m. For more information regarding invitations to the tournamentand auction dinner, call 1-800-330-4064 x126 or www.brcohn.com.Green fees are $400 and a include a special custom made olive woodputter from Musty Putters made from the 140-year-old olive trees atB.R. Cohn Winery. Golf also includes a seat at Friday’s dinner.The B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 inGlen Ellen. Founded in 1984 by Bruce Cohn, the estate winery isknown for its critically acclaimed, world-class, ultra-premiumCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.60Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISTOSANTA ROSAMacLeodLAWNDALELandmarkVineyardKAZADOBE CANYON RD.SugarloafState ParkMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.PARADISE RIDGETy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMFamily WineriesCHATEAU ST. JEAN RDCHATEAU ST. JEANKENWOOD WINERY RDKenwoodBevan CellarsJack LondonState ParkBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.Audelssa EstateERIC ROSSMOONDANCECELLARSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDWARM SPRINGS RDHKGESTATEWINESDeerfield RanchDUNBAMADRONER ROADMAYOFAMILYBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12BR COHNKundeImageryTRINITYRDARROWOODCAVEDALEMOON MTNTONAPA VALLEYKENWOOD &GLEN ELLENW I N E R I E SPetroniVineyardsAkoma ZoumeMountain Terraces VineyardARNOLD DRIVEAGUA CALIENTE ROADNot to ScaleBOYES BLVDHanzellTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116ORANGEAdobe Road WineryGROVEBONNESSRobledoFamilyTOSAN FRANCISCOVERANO AVEPETALUMABONNEAUHawkes RoesslerRocheW. SPAIN ST.Adobe Road Winery THEPLAZAAVE12CHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECALEVERONI ROADANABAFREMONT5th ST WEST37SEBASTIANILarsonFamilySCHUGBonneauCORNERSTONE SONOMACARNEROS ESTATEMEADOWCROFTGLORIA FERRER Keating Wines121CLINE JACUZZIVIANSABROADW AYEric K James4th E5th ST EASTCELLAR DOOR12RavenswoodHwy 12 WineryGEHRICKERDEAST NAPA STSojourn CellarsWestwoodCaveR2LOVELL VALLEY RD7th STDENMARK STNAPA ROADMacrostie12121CASTLE RD. VINEYAR D8th ST EASTBartholomew ParkLN.OLD WINERYRDBURNDALECARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryBuenaVistaGundlach-BundschuKamenTin BarnFaveroGofesselTONAPATOVALLEJOwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com61


M E N D O C I N O / L A K EWelcome toCounties11Mariah VineyardsMendocinoRidge128Claudia Springs WineryHarmonique WineHusch VineyardsBrutocao CellarsPhiloDrew FamilyGoldeneye VineyardsAndersonValleyZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAMEsterlina VineyardsHandley CellarsRoederer EstateLazy Creek VineyardsStandish Wine CompanyGreenwood RidgeNavarro VineyardsToulouse VineyardsScharffenberger CellarsPhillips Hill EstatesJim Ball VineyardsBreggo CellarsElke VineyardsLonderDermuth WineryPhilo Ridge VineyardsFoursight WinesBoonville128Meyer FamilyCellarsYorkvilleHighlandsYorkvilleMaple Creek Winery253Nelson Family WineryJAXON KEYSParducci, Paul Dolan, SketchbookCesar Toxqui CellarsGermain-Robin DistilleryTesta VineyardsPhilo Ridge Vineyards101RedwoodValley101UkiahWhaler VineyardsMendocinoSaracinaBenmoreHopland ValleyMcDowell ValleyCloverdaleFrey VineyardsOsterGiuseppe WineBarra of MendocinoSilversmith VineyardsLakeMendocinoDunnewoodVineyardsChiarito VineyardsPotterValley20LakeportJeriko EstatesYorkville Cellars SIP! Mendocino Graziano Family of WinesBrutocao Cellars McFadden/Weibel FamilyDogwood Cellars McNab RidgeTerra SaviaRobledo FamilyMcDowell Valley Vineyards175WineryDuncan PeakcampovidaAlbertina128 TOPELMilano FamilyFinleyLe Vin WinerySteele WineryRosati Family WinesEdenCrestPendleton EstateM. Konocti GrowersWildhurst Vineyards Kelseyville Wine Co.Rosa D’Oro VineyardsSol RougeFRITZMasut WineryRivinoWattle Creek WineryAstiPastoriAsti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8Lake County Wine StudioMoore Family175Shed HornCellars29ClearLakeCougar’s LeapRedHillsUpperLakeNice20KelseyvilleBarclay & BrowningTulip Hill WineryCeago VinegardenGregory Graham29Ployez WineryHawk and HorseVineyardsBrassfield Estate WineryHigh ValleyShannon Ridge WineryHigh ValleyClear LakeVilla La BrentaLower LakeTerrill CellarsSix SigmaNoggle20MiddletownShed HornCellars29Beaver CreekBUTTS CANYON RDGuenoc /Langtry EstateGuenocValley62


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESLake County Winery Association Hosts UpcomingLake County Wine Adventure Weekend, July 30-31Passport-style Event Offers Tours, Hors D’oeuvres,Entertainment, Tastings From More Than 25 WineriesThe seventh-annual Lake County Wine Adventure, a two-daypassport event, will be held July 30-31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thisyear’s Lake County Wine Adventure is once again being hosted by theLake County Winery Association.Adventurous wine enthusiasts will have an opportunity todiscover the “new” wine country of California’s Lake County andsample distinct “high elevation” award-winning wines.Throughout the weekend, “wine adventurers” will taste winesfrom five of Lake County’s six distinct viticulture areas (AVAs) as theyvisit participating wineries.Adventure tickets can be purchased in advance for $35 each.Tickets also are available at every participating winery on the day ofthe event for $40 each. Each ticket is good for two days of activitiesand entitles the holder to wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres at eachwinery, a logo wine glass, art exhibits and entertainment. Event-goerswill be entered into a raffle drawing when they leave their completedwine adventure tickets with the last winery they visit. A special grandprize will be awarded to the winner.Event organizers promote responsible hospitality and encourageall participants to designate a driver. Designated drivers are invited toenjoy non-alcoholic drinks, food and entertainment free of charge ateach site compliments of the Lake County Winery Association. Designateddrivers also can turn in their special buttons to be eligible forsome fun Lake County prizes.For more information, call (800) 595-WINE (9463), (707) 355-2762 or visit www.lakecountywineries.orgFor visitor information, contact the Lake County Visitor InformationCenter at 1-800-525-3743 or www.lakecounty.com.Lake County Wine Auctions, Sept. 17The Lake County Wine Alliance will hold its 12th-annual LakeCounty Wine Auction, a gala benefit for the arts, health, and communityof Lake County, on Saturday, September 17, at Ceago Vinegarden,5115 East Highway 20, in Nice.This annual gala is a must-attend event with live and silentauctions, wine and gourmet foods from local purveyors and music.This year’s event is chaired by Bill Brunetti, a prominent Lakeport businessman;the evening’s auctioneers will be Shaun Hornby andStephanie Green. The attire for the evening is Wine Country Chic.Attendees must be 21 years and older. Music will be provided byTwice As Good. U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson will be anhonored special guest.Two ticket prices will be offered at this year’s auction. The GrandTasting ticket will include an afternoon of wine and food tasting in theCeago gardens, a commemorative wineglass and tasting plate, andparticipation in the silent auction for $75 per person. This portion ofthe event will begin at 3 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. The GrandTasting and Auction Reserve ticket will include all of the items listedfor the Grand Tasting ticket as well as a gift tote, reserved seating forthe dinner, the live auction and dancing for $150 per person. Thisportion of the event will start at 3 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.For information and tickets to the Lake County Wine Auctioncontact (866) 279-WINE, www.winealliance.orgSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com63


Welcome toMONTEREY BAY AREALa Nebbia TO S.F.DomenicoLa HondaWoodsideKings84 MountainChaine d’OrTOHALF MOONBAY1MichaelMartellaSKYLINEThomasFogartyBLVD.35BONNY DOONPAGE MILL RD.Mountain WineryHallcrestOrganic Wine Works280RidgeNaumannPicchettiCooper-Garrod9TOS.F.Savannah-ChanelleHeart o’ the MountainRoudon-SmithBruzzoneClos TitaPOETIC17 CELLARSSan FranciscoBay101880680JOSE85SOQUEL SANSOQUEL DR.Creekview J. Lohr/ShermanPinderTravieso WineryAhlgren David Black Fleming JenkinsBruce RidgeMuccigrossoTestarossaBig BasinP&M Staiger ByingtonMT. HERMONCinnabarBig BasinSoquelWindyOaksBeauregardOscalisNicholsonBargetto Pleasant ValleyAptos CreekStorrs VinocruzAlfaro FamilyEquinoxVineyardsBonny Doon Beauregard Cava Wine BarPelicanCopious Winery Armida RanchHillcrest TerraceMJA Vineyards1OdonataSanta Cruz Mountain& Quinta CruzSilver Mountain MontereySones CellarsStorrs Winery BayTrout GulchVino Tabi9ZayanteRegaleVilla delMonte8417BURRELL SCHOOLMJAVINE HILLHUNTER HILLMAINTeam ZinMcKEANLOMA PRIETASilver MountainTOLIVERMOREVALLEYRD.SANElkhorn SloughJUANRD.MONTEREYSycamore CreekJason-StephensMartin RanchHecker PassE LAKE AVE15685FernwoodCellarsUVAS RD.G8G11I n c l u d i n g MONTEREY • CARMEL • CARMEL VALLEY • HOLLISTERSANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS • SALINAS • SANTA CLARA • LOS GATOSFortinoHECKER PASS RDWATSONVILLERDClos LaChanceKirigin129GuglielmoCastillo’s Hillside ShireMorgan Hills CellarsSolis152 SARAH’SVINEYARDRiver Run101SANTA TERESA156Creekview VineyardsSatori CellarsThomas KruseCasa de FrutaRapazzini25SAN JUAN CANYONBOLSA RD.UNION RDSAN FELIPE RD.SHORE RD.156Travelling 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 hrsFAIRVIEW RDLeal EstateTOSACRAMENTOTravelling 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 hrsGuerra Cellars5P a c i f i c O c e a nP a c i f i c O c e a nCIENEGA RDA Taste of MontereyBargettoScheidPierce RanchBaywood CellarsFigge CellarsWine from the HeartTudor Wines/Cima CollinaVentanaChateau SinnetGalante VineyardsMORGAN WINERY1Boëtè(Valley Hills)Los Laureles GradeTO SAN LUIS OBISPOANDSANTA BARBARACOUNTYHearst CastleCAC H AGUA RD.TASSARAJA RD68101NationalSteinbeckCenterA Tasteof MontereyHammond VineyardsMarilyn Remark WinesRIVER RD.ChateauJulien G16 Heller EstatePessagnoJouillian VineyardsTalbott VineyardBoekenoogenGeorisJoyce Vineyards/Chateau ChristinaOtter Cove & Carmel HillsBernardusBoekenoogenChateau SinnetParsonageCARMELVALLEYRD.Sycamore CellarsDe TierraHAHN SLH ESTATESARROYO SECOTalbott VineyardsFOOTHILL RD.101FOOTHILL RD.Paraiso VineyardsManzoniRay FranscioniWrathRD.Hobson146VentanaScheidDeRosePietra SantaCalera Wine Co.Enz FlintSummerayne LIMEKILNPinnaclesNationalMonument25564TO SAN LUIS OBISPO ANDSANTA BARBARA COUNTYSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com25


Connoisseurs' Marketplace Celebrates 25th Anniversary, July 16-17The long, lazy days of summer are nearing and the Bay Area’spopular outdoor festival season is kicking into gear. For a sun-splashedweekend featuring world-class art by 250 of America’s top artists, twodays of stellar music, enlightening chefs’ demos, fabulous food anddrink, tons of fun for kids, artisan specialty food purveyors, a collectorcar show, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays andan organic and green products showcase, head to downtown MenloPark for Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, which this year celebrates its 25thanniversary with a spectacular extravaganza on July 16-17.Stroll down charming, tree-lined Santa Cruz Avenue and experiencean authentic feast for the senses. Presented by the Menlo ParkChamber of Commerce, large crowds are expected to pour onto thedowntown streets for this vibrant celebration of visual, performingand culinary arts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.Festivalgoers will find thousands of handcrafted items by America’stop artists and craftmakers at this juried show. Chat with and buy from250 artists on hand with their latest creations. Featuring original workin sculpture, paintings, photography, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry,leather, wood, metal and mixed media, the festival is consideredamong the top art shows in the Bay Area. Vases, flatware, clocks,dishes, wall and table decorations, paperweights, stained and beveledglass, etchings, sculptures, photography, oil and watercolor paintings,beadwork, gold and silver jewelry, vests, handbags, hats, wallets,footwear, windchimes and waterfalls are among the one-of-a-kinditems available.The best of the Bay Area music scene comes to Menlo Park with tendynamite bands playing an eclectic, fun-filled mix of soulful Motownclassics, classic rock ’n’ roll, R&B groove, contemporary jazz andromantic Italian mandolin ballads on stage and street. The free“Saturday After-Hours Concert” will feature David Martin’s HouseParty, the Bay Area’s legendary, high-energy dance band known fortheir popular Motown hits, trademark great voices, sweet harmonies,matching flashy outfits and slick dance moves, from 5:30-8 p.m. inFremont Park.Makers of artisan specialty foods will be on-hand with balsamicvinegars and oils, Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, gourmet fudge, chocolate,mustard blends, curds and scone mixes, marinades, jams andjellies, honey, butters and chutneys, vinaigrettes and dressings amongthe mouth-watering offerings to sample and buy. Stroll, browse andenjoy food tasting and samples in Organic Alley, health and wellnessdisplays, a green products showcase and home and garden exhibits.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTMenlo Park’s Mid-Summer Festival of the ArtsThe action-packed Kids’ Fun Zone will fascinate youths. Super cooltemporary tattoos, balloon artists, face painting, a hands-on art studio,inflatible bounces, carnival and train rides, a climbing wall, handmadetutus, halos, wands, wings, umbrellas, dresses, puppets, shoes andhair accessories for kids are among the exciting attractions.A longtime festival favorite, the Chefs’ Demo Tent will showcasetalented chefs from top local restaurants who put on a fabulous show,preparing dishes that reflect their imagination and style, while offeringfestivalgoers creative ideas and tips to try in the kitchen at home.Rounding out the lineup is the Connoisseurs' Collector Car Showcase,featuring a special display of world-class automobiles, presented byAutoVino. The festival runs July 16-17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. onSanta Cruz Avenue from El Camino Real to Johnson Street in MenloPark. Admission and parking are free. For festival information, call(650) 325-2818 or visit www.miramarevents.comLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!65


MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKExplore Wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains!– Passport to the Wineries - July 16 –With more than fifty Santa Cruz Mountains wineries in the PassportProgram – from Half Moon Bay to Gilroy – your experience isbound to be unique and memorable. From mountain-top vistas topassing llamas along the winding drive through the Santa Cruz Mountainseach winery has a flavor that will leave you wanting more.“The trail is half the experience! There are many attributes to thewide variety of this Premier Mountain appellation,” say’s ShannonFlynn, Operations Manager of the SCMWA. “The intimate feel you getfrom these wineries is unlike other regions. You typically see or meetthe winemakers and you know the wine is hand crafted to perfection.”From Ahlgren to Zayante the wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountainswill once again open their doors to Passport participants on Saturday,July 16th, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Passport Program offers aunique opportunity for visitors to visit wineries not typically open tothe public at other times. Passport holders will be invited to tour thefacilities, meet the winemakers and sample the fruits of their labors -including special wines poured only for participants in the PassportProgram! Passports are valid until all wineries have been visited. Passportsare only $40 and the best part is the Passport never expires!TO MONTEREYBoekeoogenPessagnoRIVER ROADWrathRIVER ROAD68GONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIEMarilyn RemarkMAIN STREETTaste of MontereyDe TierraTO SAN JOSE101GonzalesALTA STManzoniBlackstoneRay FranscioniSalinasParticipating wineries are Ahlgren Vineyard, Alfaro Family Vineyards,Aptos Creek Vineyard, Bargetto Winery, Beauregard Vineyards,Black Ridge Vineyards, Bonny Doon Vineyards, Burrell School Vineyards,Byington Winery, Cinnabar Vineyards, Clos LaChance Wines,Clos Tita, Cooper-Garrod Vineyards, Cordon Creek, Dancing CreekWinery, David Bruce Winery, Domenico Wines, Downhill Winery,Equinox Methode Champenoise, Fernwood Cellars, Fleming JenkinsVineyards & Winery, Glenwood Oaks Winery, Hallcrest Vineyards,Heart O'The Mountain, Hillcrest Terrace Winery, Hunter Hill Winery& Vineyard, La Honda Winery, Loma Prieta Winery, Martin RanchWinery, McHenry Vineyard, Muns Vineyard, Naumann Vineyards,Nicholson Vineyards, La Nebbia Winery, Odonata, Pelican RanchWinery, Picchetti Winery, Pinder Winery, Pleasant Valley Vineyards,Poetic Cellars, Ridge Vineyards, Roudon-Smith Winery, Santa CruzMountain Vineyard, Sarah's Vineyard, Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards,Silver Mountain Vineyards, Sones Cellars, Soquel Vineyards, StorrsWinery, Testarossa inery Thomas Fogarty Winery, Trout-Gulch Vineyards,Vine Hill Winery and Zayante Vineyards.The Passport Program will be repeated on the third Saturday ofJanuary, April, July and November each year. This allows guests to visitthe vineyards during each season of the growing cycle. This summer,begin a new adventure and experience the greatness of the winesproduced in this appellation and bring home some great wine to treasureand share with friends for any occasion!Santa Cruz Mountains wines and Passports make wonderful gifts.Many of these award-winning wines can be hard to find in stores (andof course will not be available there for sampling).For more information, or to order your passport, call (831) 685-VINE (8463), visit www.scmwa.com or via email at info@scmwa.com.You can also purchase a Passport at any participating winery onSaturday, July 16th.FOOTHILL(PAVED ROAD)HAHN SLHESTATESMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYFORT ROMIE ROADPARAISOSPRINGS RDG17VentanaLOS COCHESARROYO SECO RDFRONT STSoledadEAST STMETZ ROAD146G16SycamoreCellarsARROYO SECOWALNUT101GreenfieldScheidVineyardsHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISOBISPOKing City66www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTTasting Room of the Week:Vine Hill Wineryby Fred GillaspyLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!If you’re passionate about wines from the Santa Cruz Mountainswine growing region – wines that showcase the deep-rooted attributesof terroir and diversity of flavors so typical of the area, there’s nomore fitting destination to discover local Pinot Noir, Syrah andChardonnay than Vine Hill Winery. When visiting Vine Hill, not onlywill you have the opportunity to experience a warm welcome and anenchanting and friendly ambience from the moment you enter, you’llalso be offered a stellar list of exceptional wines to taste, savor andpurchase.Vine Hill Winery’s heritage traces back to 1867, shortly after theend of the Civil War, when brothers John and George Jarvis establishedthe Vine Hill District – an area of the Santa Cruz Mountains thatwhat would not only retain its viticultural significance and importancefor 156 years to follow, but eventually grow to be known as one of themost renowned locales for growing exceptional Pinot Noir inNorthern California. Drawing its name from the original district,today’s Vine Hill Winery and CCOF certified estate vineyards are situatedhigh on a ridge, boasting breathtaking views of the surroundingmountains blanketed by coastal redwoods, with beautiful MontereyBay glistening in the distance below.Vine Hill is home to three distinct and award winning labels –Cumbre, Vine Hill and Gatos Locos. Cumbre is dedicated to theproduction of the winery’s organically farmed estate wines, includingPinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah, as well as single vineyard winesfrom select Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards. Vine Hill wines are handcraftedand blended to capture the essence of the Santa Cruz Mountainsterroir for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Gatos Locos is theoriginal label that winery owner, Nick Guerrero created when makinghome wines in the 1990s. Gatos Locos wines are fun loving and easygoing, and include varietals such as Zinfandel, Syrah and Chardonnay.An excellent way to easily enjoy all of these Vine Hill wines is tobecome a member of the Vine Hill Wine Club. When you join, you’llhave the option of choosing from a selection of shipment levels andvarietal options – with no membership fees – along with a cornucopiaof benefits including 20% off all wine purchases; 15% off facilityrentals for private events; first access to new and limited wine releases;complimentary wine tasting for you and up to three guests; and aquarterly newsletter. You’ll also be informed of upcoming publicevents and receive exclusive invitations to wine club members-onlyevents – club members recently were invited to participate in aneducational wine blending class at the winery with winemaker SalGodinez. Public events at Vine Hill each year include the upcomingWine & Music Fall Festival in September; the Valentine’s Day wineand chocolate event in February; the annual Vintners’ Festival in earlyJune; and all four SCMWA Passport Saturdays.Vine Hill opens its gates at the winery and vineyards for winetasting on the third weekend of every month, Saturday and Sunday,from noon to 5 p.m. Late this summer, Vine Hill will proudly unveilits new tasting room in Santa Cruz’s bustling Westside. This new winedestination will provide a convenient and accessible way to discoverand savor delicious Vine Hill wines in a vibrant urban setting —located right off of Mission Street (Highway 1) at Swift and IngallsStreets. For more information about Vine Hill Winery, visit the websiteat www.vinehillwinery.com or call (831) 427-0436.67


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYA Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5Acacia Vineyard – 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; 707 255-4818Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley road, St. helena; 707 965-2675open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 253-2000Amizetta – 1099 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-1460Ancien – napa; 707 255-3908Anderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 rossi road, St. helena; 707 963-8600open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big ranch road, napa; 1-877-386-5070 open daily 10-5Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational ProgramsAntica Napa Valley –3700 Soda canyon, napa; 707 257-8700Ardente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 226-7669open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 965-1020Arns – 601 Muno road, St. helena; 707 963-3429open by appointment onlyopen 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 – 333 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4912 fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu 10-4B 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 Vnyds – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919Barlow Vnyds – 4411Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742Barnett Vnyds – 4070 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7075open daily 10-5 by apptopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyBeaulieu Vnyds (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; 415 606-6629Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866Black Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860open by appointment onlyfri-Sat 11-4, tue-thu by apptopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyBLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsBoeschen – 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 10:30-5:30Gift items, gardens, vineyard walking tour. Call ahead for: Safari Tours at 10:30am, educational programs, food pairings & bringing pets.Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 first St, napa; 707 226-3976Sun-thu 11-10, fr-Sa 11-MidnightBourassa – 190 camino oruga, napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366open by appointment onlyBoyd Family – 4042 Big ranch road, napa; 707 254-7353open by appointment onlyBravante Vineyards – 300 Stone ridge rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4Brookdale Vineyards – napa; 707 258-1454open by appointment onlyBrown Estate – 3233 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-2435limited, by appointment only, closed SundaysBudge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280 By appointment dailyBuehler – 820 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-2155open by appointment onlyBuoncristiani Wine – P. o. Box 6946, napa; 707 259-1681open by appointment onlyBurgess Cellars –1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463open by appointment onlyCade Winery – 360 howell Mountain rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746open by appointment onlyCafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. helena; 707 963-7181open by appointment onlyCain – 3800 langtry road, St. helena; 707 963-1616open by appointment onlyCakebread Cellars – 8300 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-5222open by appointment onlyCalafia Cellars – 629 fulton lane, St. helena; 707 963-0114open by appointment onlyCaldwell – 270 Kreuzer lane, napa; 707 255-1294tours/tasting by appointmentCali 351 – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-6200open by appointment onlyCALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 lincoln Ave, #2 calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6Cardinale Estate – tasting room, 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-2643 open daily 10:30-5Casa Nuestra Winery – 3451 Silverado trail no, St. helena; 707 963-5783 open daily 10-5CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 north St. helena hwy (hwy 39), calistoga; 707 942-8200 open daily 9:30-6Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommendedCaymus Vineyards – 8700 conn creek rd, rutherford; 707 967-3010open daily by appointmentCeja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, thu-Sat till 11-8Celani Family Vineyards – 2230 Big ranch rd, napa; 877 ArDore1open by appointment onlyChappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-7136open by appointment onlyCharbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn rd; St. helena; 707 963-9327 open daily 10-4CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. hwy 29, St. helena; 707 967-2229 open daily 10:30-5Charnu – St. helena; 707 963-6045open by appointment onlyCharter Oak Winery – 831 charter oak Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2298open by appointment onlyChase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs road, St. helena; 707 963-1284open by appointment onlyChateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-5472open by appointment onlyChateau Montelena – 1429 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-5105 open daily 9:30-4Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2641 open daily 10-5Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. helena; 707 968-0625open daily 10-5 by appointmentCliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille cross rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 open daily 10-4Clos Du Val – 5330 Silverado trail, napa; 800 993-9463 open daily 10-5Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal ln, calistoga; 707 942-4981 open daily 10:30-5Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado trail, St. helena; 1-800-793-7960 open Sat 11-5, Sun-fri 11-4Constant-Diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain rd, calistoga; 707 942-0707open by appointment onlyContinuum Estate – 1677 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8100∆66open by appointment onlyCorison Winery – 987 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-0826open daily 10-5 by appointmentCORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsCORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 945-0388 Daily 10-7Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. helena; 707 963-3887open by appointment onlyCrocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111open by appointment onlyCuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-2468 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig road, carneros (between napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5 by apptDarioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 open daily 10:30- 5David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190open by appointment only68 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSDel Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella oaks lane, napa; 707 963-2805open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 963-2134open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. helena highway, St. helena; 707 963-2134open by appointment onlyDelectus Winery – 908 c enterprise Way, napa; 707 255-1252open daily by appointmentDiamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain road, calistoga; 707 942-1189open by appointment onlyDOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig rd, napa; 707 257-0101Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moreopen daily 10-6Domaine Chandon – 1 california Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 open daily 10-5DOMINARINapa’s newest Classic!We invite you to come see our beautiful new space,and taste our stellar lineup of current releases, which featuressome of the Napa Valley’s most classic and sought after varietals.open by appointment 7 days a week, 10 am to 4.30 pm620 trancas Street, napa | 707-226-1600 | Dominari.comDuckhorn Vineyards – 1000 lodi lane, St. helena; 707 963-7108 open by appointment, 10-4Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5771 open daily 10-4:30Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463open appointment by 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 salon and beautiful olive grove.Open daily, 9:30-4:30 – $25 for a current flight tastingEnjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points)All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.For reservations, call 707-963-59723222 ehlers lane, St. helena | for reservations, call 707.963.5972DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARDeSt. 1860 - leSS thAn 400 cASeS/YeAr ProDUceDOld Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery.Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.open fridays and Mondays 11-4 and other days by appointment.825 fulton lane, St. helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidfultonWinery.comEl Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021Weekdays by appointment onlyElizabeth Spencer – 1165 rutherford road, rutherford; 707 963-6067 open daily 10-6Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson rd, napa; 707 255-0504open by appointment onlyElyse – 2100 hoffman ln, napa; 707 944-2900open 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; 800 535-6400Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKopen daily 10-6Fontanella 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 10-5www.WineCountryThisWeek.comFRANK 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 onlyJ. 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; 707 963-2745Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointmentMon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointmentLast tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30JUDD’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 only69


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKKelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849Kenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 302-2209open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlythu-Mon 11- 5 & by apptopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen by appointment onlyLadera – 150 White cottage rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 open daily 10 -4Laird 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; 707 226-6289Lokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968exclusive tastings by appoinment onlyopen 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 daily 11-6:30; winery by apptLuna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 open daily 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; 707 257-3040Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490open by appointment onlyopen by appointmentMason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 963-3394Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 252-1295Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993open by appointmentopen 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; 707 963-2516Myriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 963-8011Neal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840open by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentNichelini Winery – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentopen daily by appointmentopen 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, 707 965-2898Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665open by appointment onlyopen by appointmentOlabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30OnThEdge – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718open daily by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 226-5587Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer rd, oakville; 707 944-1683Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen 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; 707 967-0770Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 933-8352open by appointmentopen by appointment onlyPeju – 8466 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-3600 open daily 10-6Peter Franus Wine Company – napa; 707 945-0542Pheonix – 3175 Dry creek road, napa; 877 374-6364open by appointment onlyBy advance appointment onlyPhifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4787 tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1Piña Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 738-9328 open daily by appointment 10-4Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-9777 open daily 10:30-4:30PlumpJack Winery – 620 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 945-1220 open daily 10-4Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley rd, napa; 707 965-1246Porter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980open thu-Sun 11-5 or by apptopen by appointment onlyPRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30Children & Pets OKPride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949open by appointmentProvenance – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10:30-5:30Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601Quixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659open by appointmentopen by appointmentRAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 963-3141 open daily 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursRegusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 open daily 10-5Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380Revana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800open by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen by appointmentREYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado trail, napa; 707 258-2558 open daily 10-5Rios Wine – 1334-B lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1376 open daily 10:30-6:30Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4661Road 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200RAZI WINERYNew tasting room in Napa Valley‘…taste our passion for wine in each style that we make.’Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirsSchedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299open by appointmentopen by appointment only70 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSRobert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTWopen by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177open by appointmentRobert Mondavi – 7801 St. helena hwy 29, oakville; 707 968-2001 open daily 10-5Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 open daily 10-4:30Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004open by appointmentROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 open daily 10-5Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-877-963-9364By appointmentRubicon Estates – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161 open daily 10-5Rudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353open tues-Sat by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentRutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980School House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240open Mon-Sat by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen by appointmentSchramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 open daily by appointment 10-4Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882Sciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339open by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen by appointmentSEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 open daily 10:30-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsShafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930open by appointmentopen by appointmentfri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointmentopen by appointment onlySilver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-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; 707 935-1391Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200open by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentDaily 10am-10pmSomerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188open by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentSt. 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; 707 967-9463ST. 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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; 707 259-1198Staglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272open by appointmentopen by appointmentBy advance appointment onlyopen 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, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets 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; 707 963-2636Storybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt onlyopen by appointmentopen 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; 707 967-3500Tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823open by appointmentopen 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-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9Tasting 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; 707 255-3593Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780Teachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340The Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504Tom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267open by appointmentBy appointment onlyopen by appointmenttue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 967-8027Trespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804open by appointmentopen by appointmentTrinchero Family Estates – 3070 n. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 1-800-473-4454 open daily 10-5Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-1956 open daily 11-7Tristant – 1012 Bale ln, calistoga; 707 942-0600Truchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153Tudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947Tulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064open by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentTURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-4:30Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; (707) 942-7122 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by apptUncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 Mon-Wed 2-7, thu-Sun 12-7V Madrone – 3199 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573open by appointmentV Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave ToursVALLEY GATE VINEYARDS– 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 ext. 127 open daily 10-5Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130open daily 10-6 by appointment71


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVarozza 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; 707 942-9100Verismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463)Wed-Sun by appointment onlyopen 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. 110Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 greenwood Ave, calistoga; 707 942-6995Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364Vineyard 29 – 2929 St helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-9292Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963.9425VinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943open by advance appointmenttue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by apptopen daily 10-4:30 by appointmentopen daily 10-5 by appointmentopen by appointmentMon-fri 10-2 by appointmentopen by appointmentVintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, napa; 707 255-7150 open daily 11-6Volker Eisele Family – 3080 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9485Volta Wine– 3108 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060open by appointment onlyopen 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)Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5924Whetstone Wine Cellars – tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, napa; 707 254-0600open by appointment onlyopen ralph is thereopen 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 – napaWilliam Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint helena hwy north, St. helena; 707 963-6100open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 265-3024Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programsopen daily 10-5 by apptWINE GARAGE – 1020 foothill Blvd (hwy 29), calistoga; 707 942-5332 open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30Wineries 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; 707 265-8798Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall ln, St. helena; 707 967-8046X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, napa; 707 204-9522Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 redwood rd, napa; 707-226-1800Young Ridge Estate – 1200 thompson Ave, napa; 707 265-8400open by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen daily by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 939-7967 Mon-fri 10:30-6:30, Sat-Sun11:30-7Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174Akoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 481-7377open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 707 433-9154 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 11-4:30Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open daily 11-4:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11am-6pmArchipel – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800-273-0177 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Arista Winery – 7015 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0606 open daily 11-5ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 433-2222 open daily 11-5Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsArnot-Roberts – healdsburg; 707 820-1383open by appointment onlyArrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30Asti Winery – 26150 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5Atascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040By appointment onlyAudelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 933-8514 open daily 11-5Balletto – 5700 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 568-2455 open daily 10-5B. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 800-330-4064 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine PairingsB Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalBartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 open daily 11-4:30Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner rd, Santa rosa; 707 578-4091open by appointment onlyBella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30Benovia Winery – 339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441open by appointment onlyBenziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 707 935-4046 open daily 10-5Bevan Cellars – 3900 Matanzas creek ln, Santa rosa; 707 332-2918open by appointment onlyBluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9Bonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter)Bradford Mountain – Poured at cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalBy appointmentBuena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5C. Donatiello – healdsburg; 707 431-4442 open by appointment onlyCamellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457ANABA WINESTaste award-winning Rhône and Burgundian style wines inside the wind powered tasting room,a 100-year-old farmhouse. Or picnic on the patio overlooking the beautiful estate vineyards!PreSent thiS AD AnD receiVe A 2-for-1 tASting!open by appointment onlyCarol Shelton – 3354-B coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 575-3441 open by appt, 11-4Cass Winery – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Suite e, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thur-Mon 11-6,tue-Wed 4-6Cellars 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 10-4CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only fri 10 & 2Chateau Felice – 10603 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 836-9011open Daily 10:30am -5:30pm / 60 Bonneau road, Sonoma(707) 996-4188 / www.anabawines.comSat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt72 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


CHATEAU 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; 707 431-0662Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSBy appointment onlyCHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-8243 open daily 11-5Picnic AreaClarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012open by appointment onlyCLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 open daily 10-6Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food PairingsClos du Bois – 19410 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-3100 open daily 10-4:30Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841open by appointment onlyCollier Falls – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Copain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822Corda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalopen thu-Sun 11-5 or by apptopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyD’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5Dark Horse – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11am-6pmDashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Da Vero – 788 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5David Coffaro – 7485 Dry creek rd, geyserville; 707 433-9715 open daily 11-4David Noyes – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Davis Family Vnyds – 52 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3858 thu-Sun 11-4:30Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 open daily 10:30-4:30Dehlinger – 4101 Vine hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378De La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays onlyopen daily 11-4:30, Mon-fri by apptDE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-2000 open daily 10:30-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKDeux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-enoteca, 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200open by appointment onlyopen daily 11-5:30, tue seasonalDry Creek Vineyards – 3770 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1000 open daily 10:30-4:30Duchamp Estate – 280 chiquita rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6665Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852open by appointment onlyBy 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 Daily 10-5Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 grevenstein highway north, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 open daily 10-4:30Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 857-1529 open daily 10:30-5:30Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6Ensuenos – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 1014 hopper Ave, #612, Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700open daily 11am-6pmWed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentnov 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; 707 833-4444Mar-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, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalFERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD113 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 431-2222 tue-Sun 11-6Field Stone Winery – 10075 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7266 open daily 10-5Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661open by appointmentFolk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 11-6Forchini 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 Wines, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1462 open daily 11-6Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756open by appointment onlyFreestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 thur-Mon 11-5Friendly Dog Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5Frick – 23072 Walling road, geyserville; 707 857-1980Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers fri)FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher creek rd, cloverdale; 707 894-3389 open daily 10:30-4:30Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsGarden Creek Ranch– 2335 geysers rd, geyserville; 707 433-8345open by appointment onlyGary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside rd, healdsburg;707 473-2909 open daily 10:30-4:30Geyser Peak Winery – At canyon rd, 22281 chianti rd, geyserville; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsGofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1645open by appointment onlyopen by appointmentGourmet Au Bay – 913 hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-thu 11-7Graton Ridge – 3541 gravenstein hwy 116 n, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 fri-Mon 10-4:30GRIEVE FAMILY – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalGundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma open daily 11-4:30Gustafson 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, cA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860open by appointment onlyHartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli road, forestville; 707 887-1756 open daily 10-4:30Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm, 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 573-8711 open daily 10-5HAUCK CELLARS – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065 open thu-Mon 11:30-5, fri & Sat till 7Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 thu-Mon 10-5Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 thu-Mon 12-6Hawley Wines – 36 north Street, healdsburg; 707 473-9500 open daily 11-6Haywood Winery – 18000 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852open by appointment onlyBy appointment onlyHighway 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-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7Holdredge – 51 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-1424FERRARI-CARANOVINEYARDS AND WINERYTaste World-Class Wines • Stroll Acres of Lush GardensTours and Private Tastings by Appointment2 for 1 Tasting with this ad8761 Dry creek road, healdsburg • ferrari-carano.com • 707-433-6700Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by apptHomewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-473


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKHook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6491 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsIL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalImagery Estate – 14355 hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30Inman Family – 3900 Piner road, Santa rosa; 707 395-0689fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360e coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30In Vino Veritas – 118 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0307 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-8Iron 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; 707 620-0833Mon-fri 12-8pm, late weekendsJ Rickards Winery – 24505 chianti rd, cloverdale; 707 758-3441 tue-Sat 11-4J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-3646 open daily 11-5JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 open daily 10-5:30Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-5John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyJoseph Swan Winery – 2916 laguna rd, forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30Kachina – 4551 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 332-7917Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyKastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards ToursKeating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 open daily 10-5Keller Estate – 5875 lakeville hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 thu-Sun 11- 4:30KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 fulton rd, fulton; 707 571-8100 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsKENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-7102 open daily 10-5Children & Pets OKKenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 open daily 10-4:30Kokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755open by appointment onlyKunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-4La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, healdsburg; 707 431-9400 open daily 10:30-5:30Lago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-2999 open daily 10-4:30Lambert 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 10-5Laurel Glen – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11am-6pm, tue by apptLEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 open daily 10-5Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsLeonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 352 262-0963Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by apptLimerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-9211 open daily 10-5Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma hwy, glen ellen; 707 996-2750 thu-Mon 11-4:30Littorai Wines – 788 gold ridge rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586open 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; 707 935-7221Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Toursopen daily 11-5 by apptLynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 11-4MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyMacrae Family – at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5MacRostie Winery – 21481 eighth St e, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480Sat 11-4:30 or by appointmentMADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-4052fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-thur by appt– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalMarimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, fulton; 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 @ highway 12, glen ellen; 707 938-9401 open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY – at the cellar Door, 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8159 open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKMedlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 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; 888-388-9050Michael Bernard – 779 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2900Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommendedopen daily11-5open by appointment onlyMietz Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Daily 10:30-4:30Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek r rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyMOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30Mountain Terraces – 707 481-7377Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyMueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 499-7644 open daily 10:30-5:30Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 942-6180Nalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040MEADOWCROFT WINESCatch the BuzzLocated in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot thatfeatures a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.open Daily 11-6 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090MOONDANCE CELLARSFormerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars producessmall lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured bythe winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery.Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcomeopen by appointment onlySat 12-5 & by appt74 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6Novy Family – 980 Airway ct, Ste c, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3Occidental Road Cellars – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9401 open Sat 1-4Old World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 578-3148Optima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222www.WineCountryThisWeek.comopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyOrchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, 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, 21001 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0422 open daily 11-4:30PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 thomas lake harris Dr, Santa rosa; 707 528-Wine open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursPARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 open daily 11-6Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKParmelee Hill – 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; 707 433-4655Pastori Winery – 23189 geyserville Ave, cloverdale; 707 857-3418Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyPedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:30Pellegrini Family – 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244 open daily 10:30-4:30Pendleton 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 no, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111open by appointment onlyPeterson – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 fri-Mon 11-4:30Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Petroni Vineyards – 990 cavedale road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311Pezzi King Vnyds – old roma Station, 412 hudson St , healdsburg; 707 431-9388open by appointmentopen by appointment 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 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 11-6Ravenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4365 open daily 11-5Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500x107 open daily 10-4:30RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Richardson Winery – at the cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-6Ridge Vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7721 open daily 11-4; Summer fri-Sun till 5River Road Vnyds – 5220 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130open by appointment onlyRoadhouse Winery – 107B W. north Street, healdsburg; 707 922-6362 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-7Robert Hunter – at the cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-6– 15655 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 328-0173 open 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; 707 939-6903Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 by apptRoche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma open daily 11-6Rochioli – 6192 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2305thu-Mon 11-4, tue-Wed by apptRocking Z – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-1533Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK open daily 10-5Roessler – 380 first St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 open daily 11-6Route 128 Winery – 21079 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 696-0004 thur-Sun 11-6Rued – 3863 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1569 open daily 11-4:30Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 open daily 10-4Russian River Vineyards – 5700 gravenstein hwy n, forestville; 707 887-3344 open daily 11-5Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison rd; Santa rosa; 707 542-3138Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlySapphire Hill – 55 front Street, healdsburg; 707 431-1888 thurs-Mon 11-4:30Saracina/Atrea – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900open daily 11am-6pmSAUSAL WINERY – 7370 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2285 open daily 10-4Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKSbragia Family – 9990 Dry creek road, geyserville; 707 473-2992 open daily 11-5SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic AreaSEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 933-3226 open daily 11-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSeghesio Winery – 14730 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; 415 342-7926Sheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755By appointmentthu 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; 707 942-7026Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by apptSimi Winery – 16275 healsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-3232 open daily 10-5SL Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Soda Rock – 8015 highway 128, healdsburg; 707 433-3303 open daily 11-5Sojourn Cellars –141 e. napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753Daily 10-5 by appointmentSonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser rd, Windsor, 707 237-3489 Appointments recommended, thu-Mon 10-4SONOMA ENOTECA – 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue hours seasonalSonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 707 769-5203 Mon-Sat 12-5Souverain – At historic Asti, 26150 Asti Post office rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery ToursSt. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. helena road; Santa rosa; 707 538-8674open daily 9-5 by appointmentStaley – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Starlite Vineyards – 5511 highway 128, geyserville; 707 431-1102Sat & Sun 11-5 or by apptStephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520Stonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128; 707 473-3333; healdsburgopen by appointment onlyfri-Mon 11-4:30 or by apptStryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommendedSUNCÉ WINERY – 1839 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-9463 open daily 10:30-5Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-fri 11-4Talty – 7127 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8438Tara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyTeira Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 geyserville Ave, Ste 101, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8031 open daily 11-5Three Alarm – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833Mon-fri 12-8, later on weekendsThumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, healdsburg; 707 433-2393 open daily 11-6. fri & Sat 11-7Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:3075


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTRENTADUE – 19170 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 433-3104 open daily 10-5Tres Hermanas – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Trione Winery – 19550 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 814-8100 thur-Sun 10-5Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-9545 open daily 11-5Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside rd, healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5590UPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 837-583076open by appointment onlytue-Sun 11-6, Mon by apptValley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 996-6941 open daily 10-4:30Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177open by appointment onlyVIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 open daily 10-5Vintners Signatures –4001 highway 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 open daily 10:30-5VML 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 onlyWILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWind Gap Wines – forestville; 707 235-4938Windsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyWine Tree Farm – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Woodenhead – 5700 river rd, Santa rosa; 707 887-2703 open thu-Mon 10:30-4:30XYZin – Poured at geyser Peak, 22281 chianti rd, healdsburg; 707 857-2500 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 COASTAhlgren Vineyard – 20320 hwy 9, Boulder creek; 800 338-6071Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172Aptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680Sat 12-4 or by appointmentSat 12-5 or by appointmentopen by appointment onlyArmida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, capitola; 831 462-1065 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-Wine open daily 11-5Big 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; 408 399-6396TOPELExquisite 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) 433-4116VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARSOur wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Roomor through our Wine Club Enoteca.We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.9077 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood • open Daily 10am-5pm707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.comopen 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 11-5Calera – 11300 cienega road, hollister; 831 637-9170 open daily 11-4:30Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass hwy, hollister; 800 543-1702 open daily 9-6Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 liberta Drive, Morgan hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, capitola; 831 476-2282 tue-thu 4-12, 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 11-5Clos 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 – 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, 12-5Fleming Jenkins Vnys & Winery – 45 W. Main St, los gatos; 408 358-4949 tue-Sun 12-6Flint 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; 831 902-5354Weekends July thru SeptGuglielmo Winery – 1480 e. Main St, Morgan hill; 408 779-2145 open daily 10-5Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 831 335-4441 open daily 12-5Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133open by appointment onlyHecker Pass Winery – 4605 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-8755 open daily 9-5Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500HUNTER HILL – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointmentSat-Sun 11-4 or by apptJ. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 open daily 10-5Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 846-8463 thur-Mon 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 847-8827 open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551La Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyLa Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo road, half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 open daily 10-5Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, hollister; 831 636-1023 open daily 11-5LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 loma Prieta Way, los gatos; 408 353-2950Sat-Sun 12-5 or by apptMartin Ranch – 6675 redwood retreat road, gilroy; 408 842-9197 open third weekend of each month 12-4Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777open by appointment onlyMJA Vineyards – 328A ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 open daily 12-6MJA Vineyards – 24900 highland Way, los gatos; 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 11-5Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan hill; 408 779-7389 tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 fri-Sun 12-5Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821Muns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlySpecial 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 12-5Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSOrganic Wine Works – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 800-oWW-Wine open daily 12-5Osocalis – 5579 old San Jose rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 hopkins gulch rd, Boulder creek; 831 338-0172Pietra Santa – 10034 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-1991Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyWed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment onlyPelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-5Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826POETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478Sat 11-4 or by appointmentSummer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointmentSat-Sun 12-5 or by apptRapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey hwy, gilroy; 408 842-5649 open daily 10-5Regale Winery – 24040 Summit road, los gatos; 408 353-2500 Sat-Sun 12-5Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233 Sat-Sun 11-4River Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean creek rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244open by appointment onlySat 11-4:30 or by appointmentSanta Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-1947 open daily 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursSatori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 congress Springs rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 open daily 11-5Silver Mountain – off old San Jose-Soquel rd Miller cutoff; 408 353-2278 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; 831 420-1552 fri-Sun 12-5Soquel Vineyards – 8063 glen haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa cruz; 831 458-5030 open daily 12-5Summerayne – 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 Vineyards – 300-A college Ave, los gatos; 408 354-6150 open daily 11-5Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, gilroy; 408 842-7016 tue-Sun 12 -5Travieso Winery – 165 cristich lane, #f, campbell; 650 248-5641 Saturdays 11-4 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705Villa del Monte Winery – Summit rd (near old Santa cruz hwy), los gatos; 888 788-4583open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyVinocruz – Abbott Square on cooper Street, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436 Mon-thu 11-7, fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6VINE HILL – 2300 Jarvis road, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436open third weekend each month 12-5 & special eventsVino Tabi – 334c ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426 1809 Sat-thu 12-6, fri 12-9Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144Zayante Vineyards – 420 old Mount rd; felton; 831 335-7992CARMEL VALLEYSat, Apr-oct 12-5 & by appointmentopen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentBernardus – 5 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 open daily 11-5Boekenoogen – 24 West carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 open daily 11-5Boëté 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 12-6Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 center Street, carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 open daily 12-6Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel; 831 620-0645 thur-Mon 11- 6Galante Vineyards – between ocean & 7th, Dolores; carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-fri 1-6, Sat 12-6Georis 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 11-6Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 open daily 11-5Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 fri-Sun 11-5Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Mon-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 open daily 11-5Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between ocean & 7th, carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 fri-Sun 12-5MONTEREY WINERIESA Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Suite 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 11-6:30Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Mon-Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090open by appointment onlyFigge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149Mon-fri by appointment onlyPierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 11-6:30Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 cannery row, Monterey; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-8Ventana 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 10-6SALINAS VALLEYA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6Boekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549open by appointment onlyDe Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176open by appointment onlyTalbott Vineyards – 1380 river road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 fri-Sun 11-5HAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-4555Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery ToursMon-fri 11-4Sat-Sun 11-5Hammond Vnyds– 655 river road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5Marilyn Remark – 645 river road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, holidays 11-5Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 11-4Pessagno Winery – 1645 river road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 11-5Ray Franscioni – 132720 river road; gonzales; 831 455-1096open by appointment onlyScheid Vineyards – 1972 hobson Avenue, greenfield; 831 386-0316 open daily 11-5Sycamore 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 11-4:30LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESTASTE MORGANFeaturing the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farmin the crossroads Shopping Village, 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 – -; 707 744-8797 open daily 10-5,Ceago 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 11-5:30Chiarito 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 appt77


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDemuth 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 11-5Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay rd, lakeport; 707 263-0100 fri-Sun 10-5Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South highway 101, hopland; 707 894-3683 open daily 10-5Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1671 open daily 11-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 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 10-5Sol 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; 707 895-9462Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKopen 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 10-6King Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy road, Suisun city; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Tenbrink Vineyards – 4185 chadbourne road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334open 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 11-5Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 currey rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 thu-Sun 12-5River Grove Winery – 52183 clarksburg rd, clarksburg; 916 744-9000open by appointment onlyRominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30Six Hands Winery – 13783 isleton rd, Walnut grove; 916 776-2053open by appointment only78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSolomon 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; 925 371-8156 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, 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 apptDeer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore rd, livermore; 866 561-0838 fri-Sun 11-5Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo road, livermore; 925 584-6494Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointmentel Sol – 8626 lupine Way, livermore; 925 606-1827 fri-Sun 12-5Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377Sat-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 12-4:30, Sat-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 – 682 Pinnacle Pl, livermore; 925 989-0857 Sat-Sun 12-5Lavish Laines Winery – tasted at good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, livermore; 925 321-0373 Wed-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5Les 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 – 35 rickenbacker circle South, livermore; 888 325-Wine 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; 925 373-6214fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine24837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178fri-Sun 12-5By 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 12-4:30Occasio – 2245B South Vasco road, livermore; 925 371-1987 fri-Sun 12 to 5Page Mill– 1960 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 456-767612-4:30 fri-Sunday & by appointmentRed Feather – 5700 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 447-8941 tue-fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-Wine 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 thu-Sun 11-4:30Tamas Estate – 5489 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2380 open daily 12-4:30Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff common, livermore; 925 960-1006 fri-Sun 12-5Tesla Vintners – 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTWThomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2300 open daily 11-4:30Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo rd, livermore; 925 456-2405 open daily 11-6:30Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares rd, castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5White Crane Winery – 5405 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-8085 thu-Mon 12-4:30Wood Family Winery – 7702 cedar Mountain rd, livermore; 925 606-7411 open by appointmentViano VineyardsCONTRA COSTA COUNTYBloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pmCaptain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714open by appointmentEnos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900open by appointmentHannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper happy Valley road, lafayette; 925 283-1245open by appointmentLolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine Mon-fri 1-4New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463open by appointmentOdisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662open by appointmentOlin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107Sat 12-4 or by appt.Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares road, castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Parkmon Vineyards – 55 laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980open by appointmentShadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463open by appointmentSterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463open by appointmentViano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465Wed-Mon 9-5pmWedl Wine Cellars – 400 tate lane, oakley; 925 360-9677open by appointment onlyFor corrections, deletions or additions, sendan email to info@winecountrythisweek.com79


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