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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKO N T H EC O V E R 24ZD WinesS E P T E M B E R 2 4 , 2 0 1 0 – I S S U E 3 9 – V O L U M E 2 9ON THE COVERZD Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24W I N E R YF E A T U R E 20P E R F E C TP A I R S 22W I N E M A K E RP R O F I L E 42T A S T I N G R O O MO F T H E W E E K 508The Michael Mondavi Family WineryKendall-Jackson Grand ReserveSauvignon Blanc with Peruvian CeviceJack Stuart,Benessere VineyardsMatrix WineryWINE COUNTRY NEWSWineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYSOvernight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-43St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-55Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-57Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-65Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-78www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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I N T E L L I G E N C E F O R T H E W I N E C O N S U M E Rby Len NapolitanoWhat is the proper way to serve sparkling wines?Don’t let the extra effort involved with opening a bottle of Champagnekeep you from experiencing one of life’s great pleasures. Thesecret to a safe and proper cork popping is all in the wrist.First make sure that the bottle of sparkling wine is properly chilled.Aside from losing its crisp, refreshing nature, a warm temperature willincrease expansion of the gas inside the bottle, which will producefoaming when opened and result in a loss of some of the wine. Thebest serving temperature is around 45°F. If you need to chill a bottlequickly, fill a bucket with ice and water and stick the bottle inside forabout 15 minutes.Once you have removed the foil on the top of the bottle and loosenedthe wire cage that surrounds the cork, hold a kitchen towel inyour palm facing up, and grasp the cork with the towel. (You couldremove the wire cage entirely or simply twist the hasp open enoughtimes to loosen it.)The purpose of the towel is to help prevent the cork from flyingaway from the bottle as it is opened and to catch any Champagne thatmay spill out immediately after.Here is where the wrist action comes in. Hold the fat part of thebottle in your free hand while still gripping the cork with the other.You may want to place the thumb over the cork and, to be safe, applyjust a little pressure downward on the cork. Now slowly turn thebottle, not the cork. Continue to hold onto the cork until it iscompletely removed.Here is where you may be tempted to pull the cork, which isnormal because we all open bottles of still wine by pulling on the cork,not the bottle. The reasons for twisting the bottle instead are to reducethe chance of breaking the cork in two pieces and also to have greatercontrol in the process of popping the cork. A cork can become adangerous projectile if allowed to get loose from your hand.You’ll know if you opened the bottle properly if you hear a soft,muffled “pop” rather than a sharp, New Year’s Eve-type “crack.” Thesofter the “pop,” the more carbon dioxide gas you preserved, which iswhat makes this wine special.Pour only about an ounce of the sparkling wine into the glass,preferably a tall flute or tulip-shaped glass. Wait for the initial rise ofbubbles to subside, then pour again until about two-thirds of the glassis full and keep the bottle in the ice bucket between pouring.Think about serving champagne on any occasion, not only forspecial events and New Year celebrations. It’s perfect for the arrival ofguests, as an apéritif, or even with fresh fruit for dessert. You can alsoenjoy champagne with so many different foods. Some of the favoritepairings are with oysters, mild cheeses and light hors d’oeuvres. Ittakes only a little more effort to get started with Champagne, but youand your guests will always appreciate it.Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequentcontact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.10www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGJoseph 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, $25By appointment, RSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com· Insignia Blending · Le Nez· Tasting Terroir · Wine Appreciation· Cool California (Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir)· Barrel seminars (Napa Valley Cab)ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH 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 noticeONGOINGNapa Valley Wine TrainNapa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com• Sept 23: Moonlight Escape, Full Corn Moon• Sept 24: Vintners Lunch, Swanson Vineyards• Oct 1: Vintners Lunch, Jericho Canyon Vineyards• Oct 1, 14: Murder Mystery• Oct 1: Cheers! Train• Oct 7: Wine Education Dinner, Zinfandel• Oct 8: Vintners Lunch, Francis Ford Coppola WineryONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org• Sept 23: Pacific Chamber Symphony• Sept 25: Chanticleer: Out of This World• Sept 26: Mose Allison• Sept 28: An Intimate Evening with Joan Baez• Sept 29: EmmyLou Harris• Oct 1: Dianne Reeves• Oct 2: Salsa Dance Party with Sapo Guapo• Oct 7: Talk Cinema Napa Valley• Oct 8: Cowboy Junkies• Oct 10: An Afternoon with Judy CollinsONGOINGLive at the Lincoln TheaterYountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com• Sept 28: Michael Bolton• Oct 10: In the MoodONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room WinesNapa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com• Sept 23: Heavyweight Challenge, Is it under $60 or over $200?• Sept 24: Under Twelve Bucks a Bottle Tasting• Sept 30: Thursday Taste-Two-Memorable-Wines Night• Oct 1: Old World – New World Chardonnay Comparison TastingONGOINGLive at Uptown TheatreNapa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com• Sept 22: Foreigner• Sept 26: Margaret Cho• Oct 1: Hot Tuna Electric & 7 Walkers• Oct 2: Blues Traveler• Oct 6: Joe Satriani, The Wormhole Tour• Oct 10: Aimee MannONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Night Pulse TastingsACME Fine Wines, St.Helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440• Sept 24: Redemption & Upstart Crow• Oct 1: Chris Phelps pouring Swanson WinesONGOINGTasting Events at Wineries of Napa ValleyNapa Town Center, Napa, 707-253-9450www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices• Sept 22, 24: Fine Wine & Artisan Cheese• Sept 25-26: Seasonal Bruschetta with your Wine Tasting• Oct 1: 7th Birthday Extravaganza• Oct 2: Grilled Harvest Appetizer• Oct 3: Wine of the Month & Grilled Harvest Appetizer• Oct 8, 12, 15, 22, 29: Fine Wine & Artisan Cheese• Oct 9-10: Comfort Food & Napa WinesONGOINGBuon Amici Members & GuestsBenessere Vineyards, St. Helena,10am-4:30pm707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com• Members Only New Release Tastings• Barrel Tastings by appointment• Vertical Tastings by appointment• Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointmentONGOINGJefferson House Reserve Room Tastingat Monticello VineyardsNapa, Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley $25RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.comONGOINGV. Sattui WinerySt. Helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com• Classic tasting, daily, $5• Premium tasting, daily, $10• Food & wine pairing, Mon-Thu, $18• Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25• Italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses• Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more• Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar• 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic groundsONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSFood & Wine Pairings at Etude WineryNapa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/memberswww.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300ONGOINGRombauer VineyardsSt. Helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com• Friday-Sunday: Open by advance appointment only• Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm• Tasting $10• Wine & Cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25ONGOINGVisitor Programs at Robert Mondavi WineryFor details, 888-RMONDAVI x2, www.robertmondavi.com• The Signature Tour & Tasting• The Wine Tasting Basics• The Exclusive Cellar Tasting• Tasting Beyond the Basics• The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & LunchONGOINGTours & Tasting at ZD WinesRutherford, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com• Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm• Premier Tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm• Private Group Tasting, $20, by appt• Cellar Tour & Tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-F by appt• Vineyard View Tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-F by appt• Abacus Tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt• Wine Train, $180ONGOINGTours and Tastingsat William Hill Estate WineryNapa, 10am-5pm, by appt. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com• Taste the Napa Valley, $12• Chardonnay Experience/with food pairing, $16/$20• Exploring Cabernets, $20• Estate Exclusives, $25• Intro to William Hill Estate Tour and Tasting, $25• The William Hill Estate Experience Tour and Tasting, $40 .ONGOINGTastings at Silverado VineyardsNapa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com• Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, $75• Library Tasting, $75• Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$10, Premier/$20• Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15• Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tastingONGOINGVineyard & Winery Toursat Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt)800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.comONGOINGWine Tasting Experiencesat Benessere VineyardsSt. Helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt• Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10• Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15• Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15• Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20• Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti WineryNapa , 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com• Individual Tastings, $12• Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting• Food & Wine Pairing• Vineyard Tour• Blending Class• Wine Sensory SeminarONGOINGTasting at Grgich Hills EstateRutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm707-963-2784, www.grgich.comONGOINGTastings & Tours at Artesa WineryNapa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com• Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40• Daily Guided Tours• Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40ONGOINGTours & Tasting at Black Stallion WineryNapa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com• Regular tasting, $10• Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-SunArtisan cheese additional $7.50/personONGOINGEducational Tours & Wine Tastingat Castello di AmorosaCalistoga, 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com• Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50• Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20• Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP toursONGOINGThe Ultimate FlightLong Meadow Ranch, St. Helena,A true farm-to-table experience at Logan-IvesHouse, 11am, RSVP, $35, www.longmeadowranch.com, 707-963-4555EVERY SATURDAYZD Wines: Wine & Cheese SeminarRutherford, Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar, 11am, $40800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.comEVERY SUNDAYSensory Component Tasting at ZD WinesRutherford, 11am by appointment only, $20, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.comEVERY SATURDAYChocolate & Red Wine Saturdaysat Bennett Lane WineryCalistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-668412 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26Paris Icons Exhibit at Mumm NapaRutherford, 800-686-6272, www.mummnapa.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBERGrape Stomping through Harvestat Grgich HillsStomping is $10 & includes an “I stomped at Grgich Hills” pin.Rutherford, 10am-4pm, 707-963-2784, www.grgich.comSEPTEMBER 24Sunsets on the Silverado Benchat William Hill WineryNapa, 5:30pm-dusk, complimentary, RSVPwww.williamhillestate.com, 707-265-3024SEPTEMBER 24Savor the Simple LifeThe Estate, Flora Springs, St. Helena, 12-2pm, $85www.florasprings.com, 707-967-6723SEPTEMBER 24-27Wine Country Film FestivalVarious locations in downtown Napa, www.wcff.us, 707-935-FILMSEPTEMBER 25Harvest Stomp & Pick-up Partyat Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, $10, free/members, RSVPwww.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659SEPTEMBER 25First Annual Vineyard Tour & Luncheonat St. ClementNapa, 10am-2pm, $65, RSVP, www.stclement.com, 707-265-5016SEPTEMBER 252007 Private Reserve Cabernet SauvignonRelease CelebrationHudson House, Beringer Vineyards, St. Helena, 4:30-9pm, $195RSVP, www.beringer.com, 707-963-8989x2017SEPTEMBER 25125th Anniversary Celebration Harvest Ballat V. Sattui WinerySt. Helena – Italian cuisine, V. Sattui wines & dancing to Pride & Joy!6pm reception, Evening attire/Black tie, $200/members, $225www.vsattui.com, 800-799-2337SEPTEMBER 25Tapenade TastingGoosecross Cellars, Yountville, 10am-4pm, $10, free/memberswww.goosecross.com, 707-944-1986SEPTEMBER 2510th Annual Cruisin Calistoga Beer & Wine FestivalNapa County Fairgrounds, Calistoga, 9am-5pmwww.win-rods.com, 707-942-1473SEPTEMBER 25Just Imagine AuctionHourglass Estate, St. Helena, 5pm-midnightwww.justimagineauction.com, 707-967-2717SEPTEMBER 25Harvest Party & Grape StompPeju Winery, Rutherford, www.peju.com, 707-963-3600SEPTEMBER 2511th Annual Mount Veeder Appellation Wine TastingChef selected food pairings, live music & wine glass!The Hess Collection Winery, Napa, 1-4pmwww.mtveederwines.com, 707-255-1144SEPTEMBER 25Chocolate PairingSt. Supéry, Rutherford, 11am, $40, $32/memberswww.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116SEPTEMBER 25-2623rd Annual Napa Valley Open Studios TourVisit studios throughout Napa Valleywww.napavalleyopenstudios.org, 707-257-0900SEPTEMBER 26ZD Wines Cooking SeriesNapa – Enjoy seasonal wine paired dishes!, 9:30-11am, $60www.zdwines.com, 800-487-7757www.WineCountryThisWeek.com13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKOCTOBER 2Annual Grape Stomp at Artesa WineryNapa, 10:30am-3pm, $100, Wine club member eventwww.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309OCTOBER 2Reynolds Family WineryWine Club Harvest PartyNapa, 6-9pm, RSVP, 707-258-2558, www.reynoldsfamilywinery.comOCTOBER 2Wine Club Harvest Partyat Bennett Lane WineryCalistoga, 12-4pm, 877-MAX-NAPA. www.bennettlane.comOCTOBER 2Evening at Monticello VineyardsNapa Sunrise Rotary, Wine, food, live music & auction!Napa, 4:30-8:30pm, 707-253-2802OCTOBER 2Yountville Chili Cook OffYountville Park, Yountville, 11am-4pmwww.yountville.com, 707-944-0904OCTOBER 2Acorn Soupe Fundraiser – Tree of LifeHonig Vineyards, Rutherford, 11am-2pm, $100www.acornsoupe.org, 707-287-5017OCTOBER 2Harvest PartyKuleto Estate, St. Helena, 5-10pm, $100, $75/members866-485-7579OCTOBER 2, 30Wine & Cheese Pairing SeminarSt. Supéry, Rutherford, 11am, $40, $32/memberswww.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116OCTOBER 2-3Suscol Intertribal Pow-WowYountville Veteran’s Home, Yountville, 11am-dusk, free707-256-3561OCTOBER 3, 10ZD Wines Cooking SeriesNapa, Enjoy seasonal wine paired dishes!, 9:30-11am, $60www.zdwines.com, 800-487-7757OCTOBER 3Yountville Days Parade & FestivalYountville Park, Yountville, 12-6pm, www.yountville.com, 707-944-8712OCTOBER 6-31Meet the Makers: A Portrait ofNapa Valley’s Creative CommunityMumm Napa,, Rutherford, Napa Valley ARTS 2010, www.nvarts.orgOCTOBER 9DVX Release Partyat Mumm Napa’s Oak TerraceRutherford, 1-4pm, www.mummnapa.com, 800-686-6272OCTOBER 98th Annual Canine Heroes Wine AuctionGuide Dogs for the Blind, Black Stallion Winery, Napa, 6-10:30pm, $300www.guidedogs.com, 715-499-4062, RSVPOCTOBER 9V. Sattui Crush PartySt. Helena, 6:15-9:30pm, $69/member, $79/guests & non-members800-799-2337, RSVP, www.vsattui.comOCTOBER 9110th Birthday Celebration &Georges de Latour Release PartyBeaulieu Vineyard, Rutherford, www.bvwines.com, 800-264-6918OCTOBER 9Cabernet Library TastingSt. Supéry, Rutherford, 11am, $35, $28/memberswww.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116OCTOBER 9Paraduxx Harvest CelebrationNapa, 2-6pm, 707-967-2031, $50, $25/membersOCTOBER 925th Anniversary PartyGoosecross Cellars, Yountville, 5-9pm, 707-944-1986OCTOBER 9Cooking Class: Great Chefs of Napa Valley SeriesFeaturing Zuzu & wines from Aum Wine Cellars, Cedar Gables Inn, Napa$125, RSVP, 707-224-7969, www.cedargablesinn.comOCTOBER 9-10Celebrating the Romance of Wine Countrywith Eric ChristensenGallery 1870, Yountville, 2-5pm, www.gallery1870.com, 408-445-1314OCTOBER 10Profile Club Annual Harvest Partyat Merryvale VineyardsSt. Helena, 707-963-2225, www.merryvale.comSONOMA COUNTYONGOING 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.comONGOINGFriday Night Music at Sebastiani WinerySonoma, 6:30-9:30pm, 800-888-5532x3230, www.sebastiani.com• Sept 24: The Hellhounds• Oct 1: Cynthia Carr & the Cartunes• Oct 8: Tom Duarte Trio14 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOINGWells Fargo Center for the ArtsSanta Rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org• Sept 25: Mercyme• Sept 29: Bayanihan Philippine Dance• Oct 1: SF Comedy Competition• Oct 2-3: American Phil Echoes Innocence• Oct 9-11: Santa Rosa SymphonyONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com• Sept 23: Luminaries• Sept 25: Les Nubians• Sept 30: Diego’s Umbrella• Oct 1: The Coup• Oct 2: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band• Oct 7: J-BoogieONGOINGFriday Night Music at Michel-SchlumbergerHealdsburg, 5-8pm, $5, 707-433-7427• Sept 24: Steve Pile & Jali Bakary• Oct 1: Still SmoothONGOINGMusic in the GardenQuarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen, 6-7:30pmwww.quarryhillbg.org, 707-996-3166ONGOINGFree Concerts at C. Donatiello WineryHealdsburg, 3-7pm, www.cdonatiello.com, 707-431-4442• Sept 26: Lelia Broussard & Chris Pierce• Oct 3: Audra Connolly• Oct 10: John GoldONGOINGGourmet au Bay Winemaker SeriesBodega Bay, Tasting & conversation with the winemakers! 3-5pm707-875-9875, www.gourmetaubay.com• Oct 16: Longboard VineyardsONGOING THURSDAYSThirsty Thursdays at AnabaSonoma, Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your winetasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.comONGOING SUNDAYSDomaine Carneros Sparkling Brunchat the Fairmont Mission Inn & SpaSonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonomaONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAYRobert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape GondolaGeyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20707-431-4811, www.ryew.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.comONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-JacksonFulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25707-571-7500, www.kj.comONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAYMichel-Schlumberger Winery Green TourHealdsburg, 10:30am, $25, 800-447-3060, www.michelschlumberger.comONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz WineryCloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.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 Tourwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com15


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOINGTours, 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, $65ONGOINGGuided Winery Tours at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.comEVERY OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.comONGOING TUESDAYSTuesdays in the Plaza Concerts & Farmers’ MarketHealdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg, Market: 4-6:30pm707-431-1956, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.orgLAST 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.comONGOINGFood and Wine Pairing at the Mayo Reserve Room9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting$35, Reservations recommended,707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.comONGOINGCooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School450 West Spain St, Sonoma, Check website for schedule.707-933-0450, www.ramekins.comONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30Paintings by Carole WatanabeMichel-Schlumberger Wine Estate, Healdsburgwww.carolewatanabe.com, 707-433-7427ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 17Artistry in Wood: 22nd Annual ExhibitionSonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, Tues-Sun, 11am-5pmwww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 27Wine & Sunsets in ParadiseParadise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, 6pmwww.prwinery.com, 707-528-WINEONGOING SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERPizza Café at Simi WineryHealdsburg, Weather permitting, www.simiwinery.com, 707-473-3213ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 7Visions of ParadiseSonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 11am-5pmwww.svma.org, 707-939-7862ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 19Farmers’ Market in Old Downtown Windsorwww.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320, 10am-1pm• Sept 26: Weekend Along Farm Trails• Oct 24: Pumpkin FestivalONGOINGCarneros Bistro & Wine Bar IntroducesThematic Wine ProgramHonoring great local wine makers. Plus, each Thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity winetenders.The Lodge at Sonoma, RSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042• September - Heirloom Tomato Month, Winery of the Month -Schug Estate Winery, Heirloom tomato themed flights• October - Little Italy Month, Winery of the Month - Sebastiani WineryFeaturing wines & flights comprising Californian versions of Italian varietalsONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 7Sandow Birk: The Depravities of WarSonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, Tues-Sun, 11am-5pmwww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 24Fat Pig – Sonoma County Repertory Theater104 N. Main St, Sebastopol, 707-823-0177, www.the-rep.comSEPTEMBER 23, 30Harvest LuncheonMichel-Schlumberger, Healdsburg, 11am-2pm, $65, 707-433-742716SEPTEMBER 2424th Annual Winemaker Dinner Seriesfeaturing B. R. Cohn WineryBay View Restaurant, Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, 7pm, $99www.InnattheTides.com, 800-541-7788SEPTEMBER 24Wilson Winery Summer Music Series:PulsatorsHealdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.comSEPTEMBER 24Sunset Wine & Cheese Eco-River CruisePetaluma River, Petaluma, 5:30pm, $50www.friendsofthepetalumariver.org, 707-763-7756SEPTEMBER 24-25Old Grove FestivalArmstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Guernevillewww.oldgrovefestival.org, 707-869-9177SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 17Travels with My AuntCinnabar Theater, Petaluma, www.cinnabartheater.org, 707-763-8920SEPTEMBER 25Classic Sparkling Wine & CheeseCombinations: Luscious Locals & SpanishDelicacies at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30, RSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1939SEPTEMBER 25Harvest Seminarat Kendall-Jackson Wine CenterFulton, 10am-2pm, 866-287-9818, www.kj.comSEPTEMBER 25Corvettes at The Castle at Ledson WineryKenwood, 11am-4pm, 707-537-3810, www.ledsonwinery.comSEPTEMBER 253rd Annual Wine Club Harvest Stomp Partyat Hop Kiln WineryHealdsburg, 1-3pm, 707-433-6491x107, www.hopkilnwinery.com, RSVPSEPTEMBER 25Biodynamic Harvest CelebrationQuivira Vineyard, Healdsburg, 11am-3pm, $30, $20/memberswww.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8354x214SEPTEMBER 254th Annual Healdsburg Arts FestivalDowntown Healdsburg, 10am-5pm, www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.comSEPTEMBER 25Pinot & PizzaLynmar Estate, Sebastopol, www.lynmarwinery.com, 707-829-3374x102SEPTEMBER 25Taste of PetalumaHelen Putnam Plaza, Petaluma, 11:30am-4pm, $35/adv, $40/doorwww.tasteofpetaluma.org, 707-763-8920SEPTEMBER 25Halloween & VineHermann Sons Hall, Petaluma, 9am-2pmwww.halloweenandvine.com, 707-637-3881SEPTEMBER 25Russian RiverfestBurke’s Canoes, Forestville, 4:30-7:30pmwww.russianriverkeeper.org, 707-433-1958SEPTEMBER 25Festival on the Hill – Hill on Wheels Car ShowUnited Church of Christ, Petaluma, 10am-2pmwww.uccpetaluma.org, 707-763-2454SEPTEMBER 25-26B.R. Cohn Winery New Release:Olive Hill Estate Cabernet FrancComplementary tastes paired with light hors d’oeuvres. Glen Ellen10am-5pm, 800-330-4064, www.brcohn.comSEPTEMBER 25-26113th Valley of the Moon Vintage FestivalWine tasting, grape stomp, live music, parade & more! Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma10am-5pm, www.sonomavinfest.org, 707-996-2109SEPTEMBER 25-26Weekend Along Farm TrailsVarious locations in Sonoma County, www.farmtrails.org, 800-207-9464SEPTEMBER 26Porsches at The Castle at Ledson WineryKenwood, 11am-4pm, 707-537-3810, www.ledsonwinery.comSEPTEMBER 26Taste & Twirl at Jacuzzi Family VineyardDance class & wine tasting!, Sonoma, 3-5pm, $20, $35/couplewww.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575SEPTEMBER 26The Great Handcar RegattaHistoric Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, 11am-6pm, www.handcar-regatta.comSEPTEMBER 2624th Annual Petaluma Fall Antique FairHistoric Downtown Petaluma, 707-962-9348, www.petalumadowntown.comOCTOBER 1Cinq Cepages Club Dinnerat Chateau St JeanKenwood, 6:30-9:30pm, $150, members onlywww.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258OCTOBER 1Hawley Crush PicnicHawley Winery, Healdsburg, 1-5pm, freewww.hawleywinery.com, 707-473-9500OCTOBER 1Williamson Wines – 2010 Epicurean DinnersDry Creek Kitchen, Healdsburg, 7:30pm, $150www.williamsonwines.com, 707-433-1500OCTOBER 1-3Sonoma County Harvest FairSonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, www.harvestfair.org, 707-545-4200OCTOBER 2Ledson Family Harvest CelebrationExclusively for Wine Club MembersKenwood, 707-537-3810, www.ledsonwinery.comOCTOBER 2Kendall-Jackson Farm StandKendall-Jackson Wine Center, Fulton, 11am-3pm866-287-9818, www.kj.comOCTOBER 2Cinq Cépages Vertical Tasting & Receptionat Chateau St JeanExclusive event for wine club members, Kenwood, 11am877-478-5326, RSVP, www.chateaustjean.comOCTOBER 2Summer Garden LuncheonAlexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg, 11:30am, $50www.avwine.com, 707-433-7209OCTOBER 26th Annual Harvest CelebrationLambert Bridge Winery, Healdsburg, 3-7pm, $110, $95/memberswww.lambertbridge.com, 707-431-4670OCTOBER 2-3Crush Party at Suncé WineryNew releases, grape stomping, pumpkin carving, live music & more! Santa Rosa11am-6pm, Members: $15/adv, $20/door, Non-members: $30/adv, $35/doorwww.suncewinery.com, 707-526-9463OCTOBER 3Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis WinerySanta Rosa, 3-5pm, 866-675-WINE, free, www.stfranciswinery.comOCTOBER 3Open House in West CountyParticipating wineries in West Sonoma County, 11am-4pmwww.duttongoldfield.com, 707-823-3887Check the website for more eventswww.winecountrythisweek.comEmail Your Events tocathy@WineCountryThisWeek.comFor best results, send your emails at least 6 to 8weeks prior to the date of your event. Event listingsare free, and published as space is available and atthe discretion of Wine Country This Week.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKOCTOBER 3Crush Time Sip & PickWindsor Oaks Vineyards, Windsor, 11am-5pm, $10www.windsoroaks.com, 707-433-4050OCTOBER 36th Annual Grape Stomp:Only Women Can Touch the GrapesAmphora Winery, Healdsburg, 12-4pmwww.amphorawines.com, 707-431-7767OCTOBER 824th Annual Winemaker Dinner Seriesfeaturing Navarro VineyardsBay View Restaurant, Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, 7pm, $79www.InnattheTides.com, 800-541-7788OCTOBER 8Big Oktoberfest Bash -Micro-Brew & Wine Tasting EventFundraiser for the Sonoma County Museum, Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa5-9pm, $40, $30/members, www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500OCTOBER 8-1124th Annual B.R. CohnCharity Fall Music Festival & Golf ClassicMusic festival held at B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen707-931-7927, www.brcohn.com• Oct 8: Charity Auction Dinner• Oct 9: Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad, War, The Turtles, Lara Johnston• Oct 10: Eddie Money, Loverboy, Night Ranger, Greg Kihn Band,The Turtles & Eyewitness Blues Band• Oct 11: Charity Golf Classic, Sonoma Golf Club, SonomaOCTOBER 9Perfectly Pinot at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30, RSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1939OCTOBER 9Food & Wine Pairing at Roots in SonomaCornerStone, Sonoma, Seatings 11am, 1pm. $10, RSVPwww.rootsinsonoma.com, 707-934-4090OCTOBER 9Cherryblock Release Dinnerat Sebastiani VineyardsSonoma, 5-8pm, $35, $25/members, www.sebastiani.com, 866-485-6622OCTOBER 9ArtisanoAuction benefitting Slow Food Sonoma County North. Locally handcrafted wine,food & art. Geyserville Inn, Geyserville, 12-5pm, $75, www.artisano.orgOCTOBER 9Farm to Table Dinner – Fall EditionQuivira Vineyard, Healdsburg, 4-8pmwww.quivirawine.com, 877-759-1004OCTOBER 9Eco-Tour Dog Hike with Jeff Kundeat Kunde Family EstateKenwood, 9am, $45, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501x334OCTOBER 9Annual Harvest DinnerMedlock Ames, Healdsburg, 2pm, $95, www.medlockames.com, 707-431-8845OCTOBER 9-10, 16-17ARTrails Open StudiosSonoma County, 707-579-2787, 10am-5pmOCTOBER 9-11Harvest LuncheonMichel-Schlumberger, Healdsburg, 11am-2pm, $65www.michelschlumberger.com, 707-433-7427x23LAKE/MENDOCINOEVERY SECOND SATURDAYFood & Wine PairingsMcNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.comONGOINGSkunk Train866-457-5865, Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com• Sept 25: Wine & Redwoods• Oct 3, 10, 17, 24-31: The Great Pumpkin ExpressONGOING FRIDAYSTuscan Village Music Art SeriesTerrill Cellars, Lower Lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 24Old Times – Mendocino Theatre CompanyMendocino, www.MendocinoTheatre.org, 707-937-4477SEPTEMBER 24-2631st Annual Clear Lake Splash-InLakeport, www.clearlakesplashin.comSEPTEMBER 25Pickin’ on Pinot – Bluegrass in the VineyardGoldeneye Winery, Philo, 11am-4pmwww.goldeneyewinery.com, 707-967-2031SEPTEMBER 2518th Annual Kelseyville Pear FestivalMain Street, Kelseyville, 9-4pm, www.kelseyvillepearfestival.comSEPTEMBER 262nd Annual People’s Choice Wine AwardsSix Sigma Ranch & Winery, Lower Lake, 1-5pmwww.lakecountywineries.org, 707-274-9373x100OCTOBER 1-3Fort Bragg Wild & Scenic Film Festivalwww.mendoca.org, 707-962-4560OCTOBER 2OktoberfestDowntown Lakeport, 11am-10pmwww.oktoberfestlakeport.com, 707-263-5092OCTOBER 2-3Annual Falling Leaves Quilt ShowLake County Fairgrounds, Lakeport, www.LLQG.org, 707-349-0846OCTOBER 3A Taste of AutumnFrey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, 1-5pm, $20/adv, $30/door, $5/5-12707-272-8305OCTOBER 5Winemaker Dinner SeriesSawshop Gallery Bistro, Kelseyville, 6-9pmwww.sawshopbistro.com, 707-278-0129OCTOBER 9Abalone Cook-Off & FestivalNoyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, 10am-4pm, www.mendoparks.org, 707-937-0511OCTOBER 9-1014th Annual Steele Wines Harvest FestivalSteele Wines, Kelseyville, 10am-5pm, www.steelewines.com, 707-279-9475BAY AREASAN FRANCISCOONGOINGFilm Night in the Parkwww.filmnight.org, 415-272-2756, 8pm, $6, $3/kids• Sept 25: The Big Lebowski, Dolores ParkSEPTEMBER 25-26San Francisco International Dragon Boat FestivalTreasure Island, San Francisco, 10am-5pmwww.sfdragonboat.com, 415-262-0155OCTOBER 5ZD Napa Valley Wine DinnerCampton Place, San Francisco, Tasting & Dinner with Winemaster/CEORobert deLeuze, $125, 415-955-5574, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.comOCTOBER 10Treasure Island Wine Fest: Lodi Wine on the WaterTreasure Island, San Francisco, 1-5pm, $55/adv, $65www.tiwinefest.com, 209-367-4727OCTOBER 12Folio Fine Wine Partners DinnerTasting & Dinner with Michael Mondavi, Campton Place, San Francisco, $150415-955-5574, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.comSAN MATEO COUNTYONGOINGSummer Concert Series at The Mountain WinerySaratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com• Sept 22: Willie Nelson & Family with Ryan Bingham• Sept 23: Foreigner• Sept 25: Margaret Cho• Sept 27: Daryl Hall & John Oates• Oct 8: Cheap TrickONGOING WEEKENDSVintner Series at the Ritz-CarltonHalf Moon Bay, 650-712-7000, www.ritzcarlton/hmb• Sept: Jessup CellarsSANTA CLARA COUNTYONGOINGTasting Room TuesdaysSanta Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, The Fairmont San JoseSan Jose, 5-7pm, www.fairmont.com, 800-441-1414SEPTEMBER 269th Annual Wine Tastingto Benefit Healthy Kids ProgramFeaturing the wines of Burrell School, Loma Prieta & Poetic CellarsThomas Fogarty Winery, Woodside, 1-4pmwww.healthyfamilyfund.org, 408-874-1454OCTOBER 2Annual LPEF Magic on the Mountain GalaFeaturing the wines of Burrell School, Loma Prieta & Poetic CellarsMaison du Lac, Los Gatos, www.summittoseawinetrail.comOCTOBER 22nd Annual Harvest Wine FestivalMountain Winery, Saratoga, 111am-5pmwww.mountainwinery.com, 408-741-2822ALAMEDA COUNTYOCTOBER 2Open House at Rosenblum CellarsAlameda, www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-865-7007CONTRA 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, 925-935-7780ONGOINGMovies Under the StarsHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwoodwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463x106• Sept 24: The Blind SideOCTOBER 6Dinner with Ivo Jeramazof Grgich Hills EstateBlackhawk Grille, Danville, 925-736-4296, www.grgich.comOCTOBER 165th Annual Grape StompHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, 1-4pmwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-6463LIVERMOREONGOINGBankhead TheatreLivermore Valley performing Arts Center, Livermore925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org• Sept 23: Caledon• Sept 25: Deolinda• Oct 2-3, 9-10: Don Giovanni• Oct 9: 9th Annual Artwalk• Oct 12: Kelly CorriganSEPTEMBER 24Mansion Winetaster DinnerElliston Vineyards, Sunol, 6:30-9:30pm, $85www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377SEPTEMBER 24La Luna at Murrieta’s WellLivermore, 6-9pm, $45/members, $55925-456-2390, www.murrietaswell.comSEPTEMBER 25Houserockers Rockin McGrail VineyardsLivermore, 2-5pm, $5, www.mcgrailvineyards.comSEPTEMBER 25Port & Cigars on the DeckCedar Mountain Winery, Livermore, 7-9pm, $35www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 17


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSEPTEMBER 25September Release PartyMitchell Katz Winery, Pleasanton, 12-5pm, $20www.mitchellkatzwinery.com, 925-931-0744Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377NORTH CENTRAL COASTONGOINGThursday Night Music SeriesBargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.comEVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTHPair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin CellarsGilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca IceCream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases.www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827EVERY TUESDAYFocus on Monterey County WinesCepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.comONGOING FRIDAYSFromage Fridays at Taste MorganCarmel – A special cheese sampling paired with wine. 3-5pm831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.comONGOING SUNDAYSLibrary Sundays at Taste MorganCarmel , An opportunity to taste some older wines from the cellar. 2-5pm831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.comSEPTEMBER 23, 30September SwingBargetto Winery, Soquel, 6-8pm, $15, RSVPwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x10SEPTEMBER 24Harvest DinnerChateau Julien, Carmel Valley, $95, $75/members, 7pm/crush, 8pm/dinnerwww.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600SEPTEMBER 257th Annual Grazin’ on the GreenAptos Village Park, Aptos, 12-5pm, www.sccbg.orgSEPTEMBER 26Wine’d Down Sunday at Scheid Vineyards Wine LoungeCannery Row, Monterey, 3-6pm, www.scheidvineyards.com, 831-455-9990OCTOBER 2October Annual New Release Harvest Party & BBQScheid Vineyards, Salinas, www.scheidwines.com, 831-455-9990SIERRAS/FOOTHILLSEL DORADO COUNTYONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAYPrivate Tastings with the WinemakerWinery By the Creek, Fair Play, Taste with Charles B. Mitchell or a staff wineeducator! 11am-5pm, by appointment, $25, $20/members530-620-2402, www.winerybythecreek.comONGOING SUNDAYSJam Sessions Every Sunday AfternoonFitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.comONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 15Friday Wood-Fired Oven Pizza Nights & Live MusicFitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com• Sept 24: Tessa Evans & Sol Mosaic• Oct 1: TBA• Oct 8: Jonny Mojo & FriendsSEPTEMBER 25Verical Opus One & Grand Reserve Salon TastingWinery by the Creek, Fair Play, $75, RSVPwww.winerybythecreek.com, 530-620-2402SEPTEMBER 25-26Gold Medal Awards PartyCharles B. Mitchell Vineyards, Fair Play, 11am-5pmwww.charlesbmitchell.com, 530-620-346718SEPTEMBER 25-26 & OCTOBER 2-3Oktoberfest LunchFitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 12-4:30pmwww.fitzpatrickwinery.com, 800-245-9166SEPTEMBER 2622nd Annual Antique Street FaireHistoric Downtown Placerville, 8am-3pmwww.placervilledowntown.com, 530-672-3436OCTOBER 2Live Music: FunkengruvenDavid Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 6:45pm, $20/members, $30530-295-1833, www.davidgirardvineyards.comAMADOR COUNTYOCTOBER 1-31Pumpkin PatchAmador Flower Farm, Plymouth, 11am-4pmwww.amadorflowerfarm.com, 209-245-6660OCTOBER 2-3Big Crush Harvest FestivalAmador Vintners’ Association, 10am-4pm, Visit 34 member wineries in the heartof the harvest season! www.amadorwine.com, 209-245-6992OCTOBER 2-3The Big Crush: The Art of BlendingC.G. Di Arie Vineyard, Plymouth, 12-4pm, 209-245-4700, www.cgdiarie.comCALAVERAS COUNTYONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 29Wine, Entertainment & Movie NightNewsom Harlowe, Murphys, 5:30pm, www.nhvino.com, 209-728-9817SEPTEMBER 21Val du Vino Winery Wine/Bike AdventureMurphys, 209-890-6244, www.GetOnYourMark.comSEPTEMBER 25Concours d’EleganceIronstone Vineyards, Murphys, 10am-4pmwww.ironstonevineyards.com, 209-728-1251SEPTEMBER 25Harvest DinnerChatom Vineyards, Douglas Flatwww.chatomvineyards.com, 209-736-6500OCTOBER 217th Annual Calaveras Grape StompCalaveras Winegrape Alliance, Murphys Park, Murphys, 9:30am-5pmwww.calaveraswines.org, 866-806-9463OCTOBER 3Sip, Savor & Squish: The One & Only Elephant GrapeStomp – An Afternoon in TUSKanySip regional wines, savor Tuscan cuisine & more! ARK2000 – Elephant HabitatSan Andreas, 12-3pm, $100, kgardner@pawsweb.org, 209-745-2606NEVADA COUNTYONGOING SEPTEMBER 25Friday Night Movies in the VineyardMontoliva Vineyard, Chicago Park, 6:30-10pmwww.montoliva.com, 530-346-6577,• Sept 25: Rocky Horror Picture Show (Sat Night)SEPTEMBER 23-26Draft Horse Classic & Harvest FairNevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valleywww.nevadacountyfair.com, 530-273-6217SEPTEMBER 25Taste of the Gold CountryNevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valleywww.downtowngrassvalley.com, 1-4pmOCTOBER 27th Annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & ShopHistoric Downtown Truckee, 12-4pm, , $30/adv, $40www.truckeewinewalk.comSACRAMENTO VALLEYONGOINGSacramento River Train800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com• Sept 21: Scenic Lunch• Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Great Train RobberyONGOINGMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsU.C. Davis, 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org• Sept 29: Madeline Albright• Sept 30: San Francisco Symphony• Oct 1: Bayanihan• Oct 2: Dianne Reeves• Oct 3: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers• Oct 9: Rising Stars of Opera• Oct 13: Los LobosSEPTEMBER 24Nugget Market Wine Tastingwith Grgich Hills EstateWoodland, 5-7pm, 530-662-6479, www.grgich.comSEPTEMBER 24A Taste of SacramentoSacramento Convention Center, Sacramentowww.MyEasterSeals.org, 916-808-5181OCTOBER 1-3Sacramento Arts FestivalSacramento Convention Center, Sacramentowww.sacartsfest.com, 805-461-6700OCTOBER 8Nugget Market Wine Pouringwith Grgich Hills Estate2000 Town Center Plaza, Sacramento, 5-7pm, www.grgich.comSUISUN VALLEYSEPTEMBER 25OktoberfestHistoric Downtown Vacaville, 707-451-2100SEPTEMBER 25Two-Tone Steiny & The CadillacsWinterhawk Winery, Fairfieldwww.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977OCTOBER 2Jazz & Blues Concert at Mankas GardensVezer Family Vineyards, Suisun Valley, Featuring Ritmojitowww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-344-0334OCTOBER 2Art, Wine & ChocolateHistoric Waterfront, Suisun City, 11am-5pm, 707-399-7195LODI/WOODBRIDGEONG0INGHutchins Street Square209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com• Sept 23-25: South Pacific• Oct 6: 35th Annual San Francisco International Comedy CompetitionSEPTEMBER 25BBQ, Bocce & You II at Woodbridge WineryAcampo, 11am-3pm, 209-365-8139, www.robertmondavi.comSEPTEMBER 251st Annual Taste of Lodi Wine CampBecome a vintner for a day! Lodi, 8am-9pm, $450www.TasteOfLodi.com, 800-798-1810SEPTEMBER 26Taste of LodiWine & Roses Restaurant, Lodi, 1-5pm, $40/adv, $50/door, $25/designateddrivers, www.TasteOfLodi.com, 800-798-1810OCTOBER 3Lodi Street FairSchool Street, Lodi, 8am-4pm, www.lodichamber.com, 209-367-7844OCTOBER 16California State Chili Cook-Offat Woodbridge WineryAcampo, 9am-3pm, 209-365-8139, www.robertmondavi.comOCTOBER 231st Annual Artisan Masters Winemaker Dinner,Barrel Tasting & Art and Wine AuctionHutchins Street Square, Lodi, $225www.TheArtisanMasters.com, 209-333-5550www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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WINERY FEATURE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKThe Michael Mondavi Family WineryThe Importance of Being FamilyIf you are of Italian heritage you know theimportance of “family.” It comes beforeanything and everything else. It is the reasonyou live, simple as that.When it comes to wine in California, onefamily stands head and shoulders above therest. All we have to do is say “Mondavi” andyou have a pretty good idea of what we’retalking about, even if you don’t know all ofthe history: That of the family taking over theremnants of Charles Krug in 1943 andturning it, phoenix-like, into the resoundingsuccess it is today. That of Robert Mondavibuilding the first new winery of any size sinceProhibition in the Napa Valley at Oakville in1966 … and turning it into an icon of what“California wine” could be. And, since thesale of that winery several years ago, therenaissance of Robert’s eldest son, MichaelMondavi, and his family into Folio Fine WinePartners in 2004.When we say “family,” we’re not kidding.It’s Michael, his wife Isabel, and their childrenRob and Dina. Michael, Rob and Dina areactively involved in Folio’s day-to-day business.Initially set up to import, promote andmarket the products of family-ownedwineries in Italy, Spain and California, todaythe Folio import business has expanded toother countries including Austria, Germanyand Argentina.“It is, as you suggest, all about family,” saysSusanne Bergstrom, a partner in the companyand director of public relations. “Michael andhis family established Folio with the goal ofrepresenting family-owned wineries in thegreat winegrowing regions of the world tobring interesting wines to Americanconsumers.”In addition to the import business, thefamily continues to produce their own winesunder the labels M by Michael Mondavi(natch), Isabel Mondavi Wines, Emblem,Spellbound and Medusa. Rob Mondavi, presidentof winegrowing for Folio, serves aswinemaker for the family’s wines and overseesall wine production for Folio.The family purchased the Carneros CreekWinery on Dealy Lane, west of Napa (andjust off the Carneros Highway, State Highway121/12), in 2006 and opened it as the FolioWinemakers’ Studio in 2007 – a place wherethe family and other small, independent localwinemakers could make their wine.Although it is still used as a custom-crushfacility, most of the wine produced theretoday is the family’s own, which is why thewinery is now undergoing a name change tothe Michael Mondavi Family Winery andTaste Gallery. Now it will be even more clearto visitors who visit the winery who is behindthe wine.Tony Coltrin, director of winegrowing atFolio, has been working with the Mondavifamily for 35 years. He is the winemaker forOberon and Hangtime. Both wines areproduced at the Michael Mondavi FamilyWinery and sold in the Taste Gallery.“With Folio, what Michael, Isabel, Roband Dina did was to go out and discoverfamily wineries that were making exceptionalwines. It was as simple as that,” saidBergstrom, who grew up in Pacifica (on thecoast, immediately southwest of San Francisco).“We carefully select the suppliers wework with because we want to have an interestingand diverse portfolio of wines that willappeal to a broad range of consumers. Aboveall, we want high-quality wines that weourselves would readily serve to family andfriends.20 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY FEATURE“We are very fortunate towork with great family wineriesthat share our vision.”Expanding on the internationalside, the company hasadded wineries like Laurenz V(Austria), Prinz von Hessen(Germany) and PalaciosRemondo (Spain), made bySpain’s acclaimed winemaker,Alvaro Palacios.One of the Italian brands thathas been with Folio since thebeginning is Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi,owned by the Frescobaldifamily which has beenmaking wine in Tuscany for morethan 700 years. Folio importsmost of the Frescobaldi wines,including Attems which makessome very attractive white winesfrom the Collio appellation inFriuli (northeastern Italy). Theirfine Pinot Grigio is typically paleyellow in color and shows florallilac in the nose, with a bit ofminerality in the middle and abuttery lavender quality in thefinish. Check also the very finePasso Doble 2009 from MasiTupungato (Argentina, $14.99).This mostly-Malbec red is brightwith fluid cranberry, red cherryand blueberry fruit that is voluptuousand succulent and, simply,splendid.The Michael Mondavi FamilyWinery (and the Taste Gallery)are located at 1285 Dealy Lane,Napa. The Taste Gallery is opendaily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.You’ll need to phone ahead fora winery tour or to sign up for thewinery’s educational programs(including special wine tastingsand wine and food pairings).The Taste Gallery features giftitems and art exhibits – art hasalways been a focal point for theMondavi family – and there is atree-shaded picnic area for yourmoveable feast.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com21


Perfect Pairs BYMILLIE HOWIEPERUVIAN CEVICHEServe with Kendall-JacksonGrand Reserve Sauvignon BlancThis dish is a great way to start a meal andis perfect for the summertime. The touchof oak in the Grand Reserve SauvignonBlanc works wonderfully with the meatyfish and sweet potatoes.Recipe by Chef Justin WanglerServes 4Peruvian Ceviche PerfectlyPaired with Kendall-JacksonGrand Reserve Sauvignon BlancPerfect for summertime al fresco dining and an ideal start for any meal is howChef Justin Wangler feels about his beautifully prepared ceviche, created from arecipe born in the tall mountain ranges of the Andes and served alongside a perfectlychilled glass of Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. The wine, the firstof its style, crafted by winemaster Randy Ullom, is already winning acclaim startingwith a gold medal at the 2009 San Diego International Wine Competition.“We are always looking for Sauvignon Blanc flavors that are unique, true to thevariety, pleasant and intriguing,” says Randy. “Sauvignon Blanc grown in specificterroirs can sometimes display very strong aromatics. These include boxwood orjuniper, guava, fig, grapefruit and pineapple. I wanted to find fruit that added hintsof all of these but a little more of the boxwood character.” This premiere releaseGrand Reserve, made from a blend of Sauvignon grapes from three California counties:Lake, Mendocino and Solano has all these aromatics including a distinctive notethat asks to be evaluated over and over and over in the glass. The kind of fish usedas a main ingredient can vary widely. Chef Justin has selected Sea Bass, marinatingthe fish cubes in key lime juice for up to three hours.The touch of oak in the Grand Reserve works beautifully well with the delicatecubes of meaty sea bass and a trio of diced chilies. For a garnish that adds a touch ofgolden color and a light impression of sweetness, Chef Justin selects a sweet potato,toasted, peeled and sliced to dress each individual serving.The Kendall-Jackson Wine Center is located at 5007 Fulton Road in Santa Rosa.Kendall-Jackson also has a cool, clubby tasting room just off the plaza in Healdsburgat 337 Healdsburg Avenue, where you may try a similar array of wines. Both locationsare open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, check out theirwebsite at www.kj.com.22Ingredients:• 12 ounces fresh sea bass orflounder fillet, large dice cut• 1 cup key lime juice(approximately 12 to 14 limes)• ¼ red onion, julienne cut• 2 tablespoons fresh chilies,such as aji amarillo and aji rojo(or a small amount of habanero),small dice cut• ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped• 1 tablespoon kosher salt• Sweet potato, roasted, peeled and sliced(for garnish)In a bowl, add the fish, lime juice,red onion, chilies and cilantro andstir to combine. Salt to taste.Cover and refrigerate for at least15 minutes or up to 3 hours.To serve:Spoon the ceviche onto a serving plateand place sliced sweet potatoes on theside.The juice that is created after salting the fish,called Tiger’s Milk, can be served as a shot onthe side.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSWine Country Film Festival, September 23-26The stars shine brightly on the 24th WineCountry Film Festival, Napa County’s originaland longest running celebration of worldcinema, the arts and cuisine. Film Festivaldates are September 23-26. Movies screen atthe Camino Cinema in St. Helena, at thenewly restored Rutherford Hall (Grange) andoutside under the stars at Round PondEstate.Located in the acclaimed Rutherfordregion of Napa Valley, Round Pond is afamily-owned and operated estate designedaround world-class vineyards, gardens andorchards. In an area renowned for the depthand complexity of its Cabernet Sauvignon,the extraordinary artisan olive oils, vinegars,and limited-production wines produced fromthe estate reflect the family’s dedication tocrafting the finest specialty food items whileworking to preserve the natural integrity ofthis esteemed property.Not to miss is an In Person Tribute toMartin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez, at aprivate location in Napa Valley, SundaySeptember 26th. This one-of-a-kind eventincludes a reception, a tribute with clips fromSheen’s career in both the movies and as apeace activist, an on stage interview with fatherand son, an award presentation and specialscreening of the new Sheen-Estevez film.The Wine Country Film Festival is worldrenown for its stellar programming. Scoutingthe world for the best films the world has tooffer, its director Stephen Ashton, invitedfilms that won awards at other internationalfilm festivals and found cinematic “gems” thatwill not be seen again in local theaters.Legendary French actor Gérard Depardieustars as the famous author Alexandre Dumasin “The Other Dumas” at Round PondFriday, September 24, at 8 p.m. Everybodyknows Alexandre Dumas who wrote theswashbuckling masterpiece “The ThreeMusketeers” but who knows that AugusteMaquet is his co-writer?“The World is Big and Salvation LurksAround the Corner” from Bulgaria, tells theemotionally stirring story of Alex, who withthe help of his charismatic grandfather,embarks on a spiritual journey on a tandembike in an attempt to overcome amnesiacaused by a car accident that killed hisparents. The film screens at Round PondSaturday, September 25, at 8 p.m.Rutherford Hall which has recently beenrefurbished will screen films about the arts,food and wine. One outstanding film, “FourSeasons for a Feast” by acclaimed Frenchdocumentarian Jean-Paul Jaud, screensSaturday September 25th. During one yearand four seasons, the filmmaker documentedGuy Savoy, Head Chef and owner of theeponymous Guy Savoy restaurant in Paris, ashe traveled around the French countryside tovisit ten of his main food suppliers to thankthem for their exemplary products and toinvite them to a feast. The film begins at 11a.m. There will be a one-of-a-kind Farm toTable Lunch featuring Napa Valley wine, farmproduce and locally made products.For complete program details visitwww.winecountryfilmfest. com. Printedprograms are available at each venue andtickets for individual films can be purchasedday of show.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com23


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKZD Wines Offers New Cooking SeriesWith its relaxed, casual style and affinity forsimple, seasonal and flavorful food, winecountry living is a delicious celebration of thepleasures of Napa Valley. There is a synergybetween food and wine that influences theway we see, smell and taste and, once theperfect pairing is achieved, the resulting experienceis memorable. Located on the SilveradoTrail in Rutherford, ZD Wines is currentlyoffering visitors an opportunity to experiencefood and wine pairings that really sing.Before the winery opens its doors to theday, small groups of food and wine lovers areinvited to experience ZD’s new CookingZD’s Tasting Room Managerand ‘Chef’ Curtis HeckerSeries where they will enjoy wine-pairedseasonal bites. With a focus on fresh, localingredients (the eggs used in the dishes arefrom chickens that roam the organically certifiedZD Rutherford Estate Vineyard), eachdish has been crafted to pair perfectly withZD’s award-winning wines.Taking place every Sunday throughOctober 31, 2010, guests will arrive at thewinery at 9:30 a.m. where they will begreeted with a glass of ZD’s 2008 40thAnniversary Chardonnay, California. Thiswine recently took home a Double GoldMedal from the San Francisco ChronicleWine Competition along with gold medalsfrom the Monterey Wine Competition andTaster’s Guild International Wine Judging.After a brief introduction to ZD Wines, guestswill sample a delectable wine-paired treatbefore embarking upon a tour of the facility. Abehind the scenes peak into the cellar followswith a sample of wine directly from thebarrel. Visitors will have a chance to samplethe yet-to-be-released Barbera from FounderRosa Lee’s Whim series as it barrel ages. Thissampling offers a glimpse into ZD’s First TasteClub, which offers limited production winesand unique varietals.Visitors will then make their way back toZD’s demonstration kitchen for more wine,including the Pinot Noir made from 100%certified organic grapes. The history of ZD’sPinot Noir dates back to the winery’sfounding in 1969 as it was the first wineproduced by Founding Partner, Norman24www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSCooking SeriesSundays through October 31, 2010$60 per person, 12 people maximumCall 1-800-487-7757 to reserve your placedeLeuze. The Pinot Noir eventually took home two Decanter awardsfrom the International Wine and Spirits Competition (1987 and 1989)held in London, kicking off years of continued successes and awards.As guests enjoy the 2008 40th Anniversary Pinot Noir, Carneros theywill also have a chance to mingle with the Chef as he finishespreparing small the bites to sample.The winery is fortunate to have a food savvy staff, including TastingRoom Manager and “Chef” Curtis Hecker who is at the helm of thecooking series. He began cooking at an early age. Whipping up quickmeals for his family, Curtis quickly discovered that he had a naturaltalent. Though wine has always been his first love, food has neverbeen far behind. While in college, Curtis befriended a local doctorwho happened to be a single father of four. It was a fortuitous meetingand it wasn’t long before Curtis was acting as personal chef, makinghome cooked meals for the children. This segued naturally into acatering service, Dinners by Design, before Curtis’ love of wine ledhim into a career with ZD’s Arizona distributor, Alliance Beverage and,ultimately, his place at ZD Wines.In a perfect marriage of both his loves, Curtis has enthusiasticallyproduced a menu to accompany the wines of ZD. He has created fourincredible small bites for the Cooking Series sure to satisfy any palate.The pairings offered in the Cooking Series showcase the interplayof well-matched food and wine. Roasted Fingerling Potatoes toppedwith caviar and a dollop of crème fraiche offers a burst of briny flavorto compliment the brightness of the 2008 40th AnniversaryChardonnay, California. Warm Apple & Roaring ’40s Blue CheeseTarts bring out the creaminess of the 2008 40th Anniversary ReserveChardonnay, Carneros that has been aged in American Oak for 15months. The tartness of the apples underscores the wine’s forwardfruit and crisp acidity. Mushroom Pâté and airy, chewy Gougeres drawout the earthy hints of cedar and subtle oak nuances of the 2008 40thAnniversary Pinot Noir, Carneros. A perfect ending involves darkchocolate truffles from Napa’s own Vintage Sweet Shoppe that lend asilkiness to the mocha, clove and vanilla characteristics of the 2007Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. Incidentally, Debbie Dever, ownerof Vintage Sweet Shoppe, is also one of ZD’s grape growers (fruit fromher organically farmed vineyard is used in making ZD’s CabernetSauvignon); making this wine the perfect pairing with her artfullycrafted chocolates.The best food and wine pairings delight the senses and add depthand balance to the overall experience. Don’t miss the opportunity tojoin ZD Wines this fall for the Cooking Series.The ZD Wines tasting room is located at 8383 Silverado Trail inRutherford. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.For details, call 1-800-487-7757 or go to www.zdwines.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com25


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK2007 Insignia: Joseph Phelps’ Fourth VintageBlended Entirely from Estate-Grown FruitIn the late ’60s, Joseph Phelps was running one of the largestconstruction companies in the U.S. when he won the bid to buildSouverain Winery (now Rutherford Hill) located a few miles outside ofSt. Helena. Enamored with the beautiful Napa Valley and contemplatinga career change, in 1973 he bought the 600-acre Connollycattle ranch in Spring Valley, and began planting vineyards. The winerywas completed in 1974 and that same year the first Syrah was made,the first grapes were crushed at the new facility and the first Insigniawas produced. It was a period of unparalleled activity, creativity, ingenuity,entrepreneurship and risk-taking and it put Joe Phelps on themap of top Napa Valley wine producers.Nearly four decades later, the flagship wine, Insignia, is recognizedas one of the world’s great wines. Thirty vintages have been ratedninety or more points by various wine publications. The 2002 vintagewas “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator Magazine, and the justreleased 2007 vintage has been rated 97-100 points by Robert Parkerand 96 points by Wine Spectator Magazine.Over the years, the goal of becoming 100% estate-grown resultedin carefully planned acquisitions of prime vineyards in the Napa Valley.Today, the Phelps estate consists of the Spring Valley Home Ranchoutside of St. Helena, Banca Dorada in Rutherford, Las Rocas andBarboza vineyards in Stags Leap, Yountville Vineyard in Oak Knoll,Suscol Vineyard in South Napa and Backus Vineyard in Oakville.Beginning with the 2009 vintage, estate-grown wines includeCabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Insignia, Backus (thesingle-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville) and Eisrébe, adessert wine made from the Scheurebe grape. In addition, a smallamount of Syrah is produced from fruit owned by Hyde Vineyards inLos Carneros.Though the main focus is on Bordeaux varietals, Joe Phelps has hada life-long love affair with the wines of Burgundy and a desire to craftwines in that style. Originally Chardonnay was sourced from St.Helena, later from Yountville and then from Los Carneros. Throughthe years, however, Joe continued to search for the ideal spot to growboth Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and his search ended when theperfect combination of climate, soil and location was found in Freestone,located in the Sonoma Coast AVA a mere eight miles from thePacific Ocean. In 1999, 200 acres were acquired and planting began.Today, 80 acres of Pinot Noir and 20 acres of Chardonnay areproducing some remarkable wines which are available for tasting atthe Freestone Guest Center.Visit the new website: www.josephphelps.com to learn more aboutJoseph Phelps Vineyards and visit www.freestonevineyards.com tolearn about Freestone Vineyards.2007 Vintage NotesJanuary through March were drier than in previous years. Soilsdried out prematurely, and in order to bring moisture to the root zonewe began to till early. Bud break arrived early with the warming262007 INSIGNIA PRODUCTION NOTESBlend & Grape Sources: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot from 100% estate-owned NapaValley vineyards which break down as follows: South Napa, 39% (Suscol Vineyard); Stags Leap District, 30% (15%Barboza Vineyard and 15% Las Rocas Vineyard); Oak Knoll District, 16% (Yountville Vineyard); Rutherford, 11%(Banca Dorada Vineyard); and St. Helena, 4% (Spring Valley Ranch Vineyard)Winemaker’s Notes: Grapes were harvested between September 4 and October 15, 2007, at an average 24.5° Brix,fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels from coopers Taransaud,Dargaud Jaegle, Nadalie, Demptos, Marcel Cadet and Sylvain. The darkly pigmented 2007 Insignia is a perfectexample of the amazing color this vintage produced. Rich aromatics of mineral, baking spices, dark chocolate,graphite, and opulent plum and blackberry lead to the concentrated and balanced mouthfeel. Silky, well structuredtannins, core black fruit and sweet oak notes from our estate vineyards create length and weight that will allow thisbeautiful wine to age, as well as remain approachable in its youth.temperatures that spring brought. Bloom also came early with nearperfect weather throughout this period. This ensured good berry setfor all varieties. Summer temperatures for the most part weretemperate and consistent. Due to the low rain fall during the wintermonths the vines matured more rapidly, canes lignified earlier and theperiod from veraison to harvest was shorter than our historicalaverage. 2007 cluster weights were between 23% and 45% lower thanhistorical weights, leading to lower yields. As the summer progressed,irrigation strategies and canopy management became key factors indeveloping fruit quality. Overall, fruit was excellent and 2007 isconsidered one of the best vintages of the past decade.Come taste Insignia Every Day at our Guest CenterInsignia is available for tasting every day at the Joseph Phelps VineyardsGuest Center and is available for purchase in 750ml and 1.5Lformats. The 2006 Insignia is available to sample in the Terrace Tastingthat also features five other wines. The Terrace Tasting is $25 perperson. The 2007 Insignia is available for sampling along with the2005 Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon for an additional charge of$30. Phelps Preferred members taste all of these wines on a complimentarybasis.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSVisits to Joseph Phelps Vineyards are by appointment only. Call 1-800-707-5789 to make an appointment to visit us in St. Helena, California,just off the Silverado Trail. Casual “Terrace Tastings” begin at10 a.m. daily. Monday through Friday, we are open until 5 p.m. withthe last tastings beginning at 3:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, weare open until 4 p.m. with the last tasting beginning at 2:30 p.m.On weekdays seminar-style tastings are available that last forapproximately 90 minutes and are at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The costis $40 per person for all seminars except Insignia Blending, which is$60. The following are descriptions of the seminar tastings:Insignia Blending Seminar: Test your skills as a winemaker in the“Insignia Blending” seminar. Experiment with blending the componentsthat go into JPV’s award-winning, flagship wine, Insignia.Compare your blend with the current vintage of Insignia. NOTE: thisseminar is $60 per person.Le Nez Seminar: Hone your sommelier skills on the “Aroma Identity”challenge, where twelve different aromas frequently found inwine will test your olfactory senses.Tasting Terroir: This seminar takes a look at 36 years plus ofmaking Insignia, how the wine has changed over the years and whatmakes our Insignia wine so unique and so consistently highly rated.Explore the vineyard locations used by JPV to produce Insignia (whichsince 2004 is 100% estate grown) and taste some of the varietal andvineyard componentstaste the varietal and vineyard components thatmake up Insignia.Barrel Seminar: A Focus on Napa Cabernet Sauvignon: Thisseminar explores the role that the barrel plays in the overall productionof wine. Explore winemaking in general and the specific placethat the barrel holds in the development and maturation of a wine. Inaddition to the current release wines tasted, taste four barrel samplesof JPV’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and experience twelvedifferent aromas frequently found in wines that are aged in barrels.Cool Californians: Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir: JosephPhelps Vineyards has been a leader not only in Bordeaux- and Rhônestylewines, but equally in Burgundian varietals starting with PinotNoir in 1973 and Chardonnay in 1974. This seminar focuses on JPV’srelentless efforts to produce outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir,first in St. Helena and now from the sister winery, Freestone Vineyardswhich opened in 2007 in the Sonoma Coast AVA. This seminarincludes the tasting of the highly rated Chardonnay and Pinot Noirfrom Freestone. Participants will also be offered a tasting of the flagshipwine, Insignia, on the terrace after the seminar.Wine Appreciation Seminar: This seminar leads guests throughan exploration of wine’s appeal to all the senses. You can also sharpenyour skills on wine history, tradition, proper serving, storage and evaluation.www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOn the weekends two seminar-style tastings are offered that last 1-½ hours and are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $40 per person forall seminars except Insignia Blending, which is $60 per person. TheInsignia Blending Seminar is offered at 11 a.m. and the Wine AppreciationSeminar at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. On Sundays, Le Nez is offeredat both 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. These seminars may change without notice.Come for a visit to enjoy the beautiful setting just off of SilveradoTrail and experience the hospitality and, of course, the wonderfulwines of Joseph Phelps Vineyards.27


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDavid Fulton Winery Releases Port-Style Petite SirahDavid Fulton Winery is offering verylimited releases of 2006 Our Sweet Petite, aport-style wine made from Petite Sirah, (just45 cases) and 2006 Heritage 1860, aBordeaux-style blend with a kiss of PetiteSirah, (a mere 22 cases production). Thetasting room is now open on Mondays andFridays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and samplingoccurs right inside the winery. Currently,they are offering vertical tastings of the estatePetite Sirah and Our Sweet Petite.David Fulton established the family’s St.Helena vineyard in 1860 and built the town’sfirst stone wine cellar next to it a year later.Wine CountryL O D G I N GMr. Fulton was among many things, a blacksmith,pioneer, town visionary and aninventor. His most notable invention beingthe Fulton Plow, which one horse could pullbetween closely planted vineyard rows –increasing the number of vines he couldplant and harvest. As a visionary he saw thesuitability and future of this St. Helena vineyard.As both endeavors were genius, the benefitsof the vineyard have clearly outlasted thebenefits of the one-horse plow!The 14.5-acre dry-farmed vineyard is nowthe oldest continuously owned and operatedfamily vineyard in California.Today, David Fulton’s vineyard continuesto be farmed and produced traditionally. Thefruit is hand picked and carefully sortedbefore fermentation. The wine is aged inthin-staved French oak barrels in the samelocation the original cellar had been dug.The resulting wine is highly acclaimedamong peers and a favorite referral amongPetite Sirah fans.David Fulton Winery is located at 825Fulton Lane in St. Helena. For more information,visit www.DavidFultonWinery.comor call (707) 967-0719.NAPA VALLEYPINK MANSIONA small, intimate, private inn where you arepampered and can enjoy the perfect Napa winetasting experience. Valley or forest views from eachroom, lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting,delectable surprises, large indoor heated pool andJacuzzi, in-room massage and facials available,easy walk to town for shopping and dining, bikingdistance to most local wineries.1415 Foothill Blvd 1-800-238-7465Calistogawww.pinkmansion.comCANDLELIGHT INNPrivate baths; TV/phone and AC; two-personmarble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies ordecks; three-course gourmet breakfast, horsd’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious30'x60'; swimming pool1045 Easum Drive, Napa1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.comNAPA VALLEYBRANNAN COTTAGE INNSix spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths,queen-size beds and a refrigerator. Two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisionsas well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertimevisits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings.109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.netwww.brannoncottageinn.com (707) 942-4200SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERNCALDERWOOD INNPerfect environment to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Situated3 blocks from the historic downtown plaza and wonderful restaurants in Healdsburg.25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg (707) 431-1110innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 1-800-600-5444VINTNERS INNForty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-25844350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.comSONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERNLEDSON HOTELLuxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated roomswith king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies.Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.comSONOMA COUNTY– COASTINN AT THE TIDESBay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub,fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available;continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.comFAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEYHILTON GARDEN INN2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900Fairfieldwww.hiltongardeninn.comHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797Fairfieldwww.vagabondshouseinn.comLODI/WOODBRIDGEROBIN’S NEST GUEST HOUSE (209) 334-3952665 W. Turner Road, Lodi www.robinsnestlodi.comWINE AND ROSES HOTEL AND RESTAURANT2505 W. Turner Road (209) 334-6988AMOROSA INN AND GARDENS8400 E. Harney Lane (209) 367-0882THE INN AT LOCKHOUSE19960 Elliot Road, Lockeford (209) 727-5715MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTLAMP LIGHTER INNTucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, you will discovera charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset House Suites. These bedand breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935.(831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.comVAGABOND’S INNVagabond's House Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of Carmel'sfinest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks awayfrom Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn.(831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn.comLONE OAK LODGEVoted Monterey Peninsula Travel Planner Best Value. Within minutes to aquarium, wineries,Monterey Harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. Rooms available with kitchenettes.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com28 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Welcome toS U I S U Nby Charles NeaveThough often – too often – overlooked, Suisun Valley is one of thelast of California’s remaining hidden gems, despite the fact that it isbarely a dozen miles from the City of Napa. But for years Suisun hasbeen known as a trusted and quality stand-in to the star winemakersof Napa and Sonoma.Now, with the recent introduction of Frank and Liz Vezér and theirbest friends and partners, Sam and Mimi Mizirawi, things arechanging.To begin with, the Vezer’s bought the 30-acre ranch and vineyardformerly contracted to the “Sin Zin” people and “Ravenswood.” Thatwas followed in very short order by their purchase of the entireWestern “Pony Express” village of Mankas Corners, a property with160 years of colorful history. Then they acquired Suisun Valley’sCrown Jewel, the Blue Victorian in the very heart of this valley ofrolling hills, farms, pasture and vineyards.Also a 160-year-old homestead, it has towering century-old datepalms and a gorgeous and, yes, a very blue Victorian manor. All threelocations are working winery sites, with some of the most unique andhospitable tasting rooms you have ever experienced, stocked with anarray of good wines and staffed by people who are simply glad youstopped by and who want to share the area’s history, stories and wineswith you.However, what is the best part about the Vezér Family wineries andthis tranquil valley are their wines. There are the crisp, tropical fruitwhites that even red wine drinker would love, and then there are theVezér reds. Reds that are lush, jammy and with a silky smooth finish.And all their wines pair perfectly with food; in my mind the ultimatetest of any wine.All of the wines from Vezér and Blue Victorian have won awards,and most of these awards are Best in Class, double gold and gold. “We30are thrilled that we have just won gold at the New York’s Internationalfor their 2006 Cab,” said Frank Vezér. Also, at a blind tasting recentlyheld at the elegant Bay Leaf Restaurant in Napa, Vezér’s 2006 CabernetSauvignon was unanimously preferred over a famous 97 point NapaValley Cabernet.One cannot write an article on Vezér and Suisun Valley withoutmentioning the La Salette, if it is not already known as the world’smost exquisite Petite Syrah blend, it is certainly known as the world’smost expensive, where a magnum of La Salette sold to two investorsfor $30,000 in a live charity auction. Have no fear though, in thetasting room a bottle is far more affordable price, though it is indisputablya wine for those special occasions.But Vezér is all about hospitality and family, and this is the mainreason why Suisun Valley is being recognized as the “wine hospitalityvalley.” The Vezér family warmly invites you to visit all of thetwelve wineries in the valley, and to make it a full weekend destination.You can even plan a dinner at the Vintage Café, right nextto one of the Vezér tasting rooms, and spend the night in one of theareas many fine hotels.For more information on this special part of the Northern CaliforniaWine Country, go to SuisunValleyTheNapaBackroad.com. Andbe sure to visit the Vezér website at www.VezerFamilyVineyard.com.37V A L L E YBLUE VICTORIAN WINERYExceptional Wines, Over the Top HospitalitySoscolSoscolSilverado TrailSilverado Trail2912Big Ranch RdBig Ranch RdJameson Canyon Rd80Silverado TrailSilverado TrailMonticello RdMonticello RdNapaNapaMason121121Atlas Peak RdGreen Valley CellarsJameson Canyon RdAtlas Peak RdMasonGreen Valley RdGreen Valley RdCordelia680Rockville RdJarvisJarvisS U I S U NV A L L E YW I N E R I E SRockville RdWooden Valley RdSuisun Valley RdMankasAbernathy RdWoodenValley RdBLUE VICTORIANDaniel CappWINERYWinesVEZÉR FAMILY WINERYGardens, Deli & Barista VEZÉRWooden ValleyPrivate RanchSuisunWinery& Tasting RoomWine CoopBY APPOINTMENT ONLYLedgewoodCreekSuisunValleyWinterhawk80FairfieldTenbrinkRockville RdRockville RdSuisun Valley RdSuisun Valley RdMankasAbernathy RdWaterman BlvdOliverGordon Valley RdClayton RdWaterman BlvdEagle EyeANHEUSER BUSCHBREWERY TOURSJELLY BELLYFACTORY AND TOURS12Suisun CityMankas Hills Winerywww.WineCountryThisWeek.comWooden Valley RdSuisun Valley RdWoodenValley RdOliverGordon Valley RdClayton Rd


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTasting Room of the Week:KENT RASMUSSENWhat is it about the wine business that seems to attract independent-mindedmavericks with a visionary twist and unbounded optimism?For an answer to that question, you would do well to visit theKent Rasmussen Winery. This small, family-owned-and-operatedwinery is a fine example of what one couple’s dream and dedicationcan accomplish.Kent Rasmussen participated in a high school foreign exchangeprogram in his teen years with a winemaking family in Germany. Hisfascination with winemaking began here and has continuedthroughout his life – with some educational and occupational detoursalong the way until he foundthe path to his heart’s desire.Even before he took theleap into the wine business(he was a librarian for severalyears), Kent was making winefrom his family’s vineyard asearly as 1979, in the nowfamousbut then unknownviticultural region called Carneros, at the southern end of Napa Valley,next to the San Pablo Bay. Here they nurtured Pinot Noir – an act offaith at the time, because Carneros was largely an unknown entity asa wine-grape-growing region. Today, of course, it is world-famous forboth its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and Kent Rasmussen’s Pinot Noiris one of the best wines made from there – his are among the mostmature and proven vines in the whole Carneros. There’s even an official“Rasmussen” Pinot Noir clone, now used widely throughout California.32Kent backed up his zeal with a degree in enology from Universityof California at Davis, worked at wineries around the world and ultimatelyfounded his own in the mid ’80s.Kent makes three wines under his own label: Pinot Noir,Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.In keeping with his unorthodox philosophy, Kent also has a labelcalled Esoterica, devoted to unusual and under-utilized grape varietiessuch as Petite Sirah, late harvest dessert wines, Rousanne, Blanc deGrenache and Cabernet Franc. Kent experiments with small quantitiesof different varieties constantly, so availability depends on thevintage, and these wines areusually only available at thewinery or via mail order. It isKent’s hope to spark widerunderstanding of theseesoteric grapes, while alsoindulging his mad-scientistleanings.Kent also makes Ramsaywines, a name coming from his wife Celia’s family name. These winesare often available in restaurants and wine shops. Hugely popular fortheir dependable quality and value pricing, these wines have beenconsistent winners with visitors and wholesalers for almost 20 years.Visitors are welcome by appointment to the winery in St Helenaon Silverado Trail, where they’ll get a one-on-one tasting experience ina relaxed and picturesque setting. Five to seven wines are usuallytasted on a visit, which costs $10 and is generally refunded with apurchase. For appointments, contact the winery at (707) 963-5667.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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Randolph StChurch StFranklin StRandolph StJeffersonArroyo Dr.Arroyo Dr.Brown St.Brown St.Brown StCoombs StMain St.West St.West St.Tulocay St.Tulocay St.Yajome St.Yajome St.Third St.NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRaymond Vineyards, Wine Train Team Up on New TourTour offers both sides of the Valley, a morningwinery tour and lunch on the historic trainThe Napa Valley Wine Train has literallygone off the tracks for its newest visitoroffering – a new tour and wine tasting thattakes guests up the East (and trackless) side ofthe Napa Valley, into a behind-the-scenes lookat a family winery, and then on to the historicWine Train for an amazing gourmet lunch.This tour is an exciting partnership betweenRaymond Vineyards and the Napa ValleyWine Train, whereby visitors to Napa Valley are offered the opportunityto see the east side vineyards in the mid-morning light and thenembark on a 90-minute comprehensive tasting and tour of theRaymond Vineyards’ winemaking experience.S T .CHARLESCHARLES KRUGKRUGPRATTPRATTDAVID FULTONDAVID FULTONBERINGERBERINGERPOPEPOPEH E L E N AFULTONFULTONOrin SwiftOrin SwiftCalafia CellarsCalafia CellarsUpon arriving at Raymond’s “Theater ofNature,” the winery tour will begin with anintroduction to Raymond’s history and organicfarming practices. After sampling Raymond'sSauvignon Blanc, guests will walk between thevine rows, sample the grapes and discuss winemakingpractices with the winemaking team.As they continue to sample Raymond wines,both reds and whites, they can enjoy a uniqueactivity with a sensory evaluation designed tohelp identify the flavors and aromas in wine.The tour then joins the Wine Train at one of the Train’s scheduled upvalleystops. The next two hours are spent leisurely savoring a threecoursegourmet lunch and viewing the west side of the Valley as theTrain slowly returns to Napa.The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most unique and bestNapa restaurants. This top dining establishment is housed in anantique train that runs on 25-miles of track in the heart of the NapaValley. The train itself has two engines, three kitchens on board and acollection of early 20th century rail cars that are pure Americana. Itoffers guests great regional food and fabulous, hard-to-find wines.Cost is $139 per person and includes: winery tour, bus transportation,gourmet lunch, sales tax and train fare. Tour starts at 10:15 a.m.and finishes at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit the website atwinetrain.com/winery-tours/valley-first-tour.PuebloTrancasBig Ranch RdDOMINA34NAPA VALLEYWINE NAPA HARDWAREVALLEYWINE HARDWARESt. Helena Wine CenterSt. Helena Wine CenterNapa Valley FarmsNapa Valley FarmsSalvestrinSalvestrinTayson PierceTayson PierceLong Meadow RanchLong Meadow RanchPRAGERPRAGERLEWELLING AVELEWELLING AVESUTTER HOMESUTTER HOMEARGER-MARTUCCIARGER-MARTUCCINot to ScaleNot to ScaleHallHallWarren StFlora SpringsFlora SpringsINGLEWOODINGLEWOODThird StWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANEWittWittMERRYVALEMERRYVALECHARTER OAKCHARTER OAKJefferson StCorisonCorisonMilatMilatDel DottoDel DottoWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANELOUIS M MARTINILOUIS M MARTINIHeitzHeitzFirst StCollege StStWashingtonSecond StV. SATTUIV. WINERY SATTUIWINERY & DELIDELIZINFANDELZINFANDELRAYMONDRAYMONDFransicanFransicanGALLERONGALLERONRutherfordRutherford GroveTres Sabores & GrovePedemonte Tres Sabores CellarsPedemonte CellarsW i n e C o u n t r y TPreferredh i s W e e kPreferredOpen to the publicOpen to the publicOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentWilson StOak StClay StFleuryFleuryAviaCalistoga AveJohnAnthonyClay StFranklin StRandolph StWINERIES OFNAPA VALLEYJOHNANTHONY X WineryClay StCalistoga AveWineries ofNapa ValleyTown CenterOLABISI/Uptown TRAHANX WINERYTheatreUptownTheatreRandolph StJeffersonTown CenterOlabisi/TrahanCejaCEJACoombs StUvaTrattoriaItalianaVINTNER’SCOLLECTIVEFirst St.Second St.First St.Third St.Second St.Brown StThird St.Main St. Main St.StonehedgeUva WineryTrattoriaItalianaVintner’sCollectiveSTONEHEDGEWINERYFourth StFifth StMain St. Main St.Yountville St.TWENTY ROWSClinton St.Pearl St.Yountville St.Twenty RowsVallejo St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Vallejo St.Napa St.Napa St.PuebloCaymus St.Caymus St.Azzuro COLE’S CHOP HOUSENapa Valley Opera HouseBack Room WinesCole’s Chop HouseBountyNapaHunterTASTE AT OXBOWRare Wine Valley Co. OperaMAHONEY House VINEYARDS/WATERSTONE TOOLBOXCELADONNapa General Storewww.WineCountryThisWeek.comSoscol AveSoscol AveNapa ValleyWine TrainGustavo ThraceNAPA VALLEY /ToolboxMason WINE TRAINMC KINSTRYRiver Terrace Dr.GUSTAVO THRACEMASONImperial WayROBERT CRAIGUncorkedat OxbowOxbowPublicMarketTASTE AT OXBOWMAHONEY WATERSTONEVINEYARDS/ UNCORKEDAT OXBOWMC KINSTRYRiver Terrace Dr.D O W N T O W NN A P AImperial WayRobert CraigOxbowPublicMarketFirst St.


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEYGrgich Hills Estate Offers Grape Stomping Through HarvestLucy did it and you can, too – stomp grapes, that is.Mike Grgich first stomped grapes when he was three years oldgrowing up in Croatia and he says his feet itch to stomp grapes everyharvest. That’s why, each year, Grgich Hills Estate offers customers a“feet-on,” traditional approach to making wine by offering grapestomping at the winery. This year stomping will continue through theend of harvest (probably the end of October). Stomping is $10 andincludes an “I stomped at Grgich Hills” pin. Grgich Hills also offersthe option of creating your own unique keepsake by putting yourgrape-juice stained feet on a white “I stomped at Grgich Hills” t-shirtwhen you step out of the barrel. Cost is $18. Stomping is available atthe winery daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are notaccepted.Located at 1829 St. Helena Hwy. (Hwy. 29) in Rutherford, GrgichHills Estate was founded in 1977 by Mike Grgich and Austin Hills ofthe Hills Bros. Coffee family and today owns 366 acres of estate vineyardsthat are certified organic and Biodynamic in Napa Valley. Thewinery is family owned and operated, practicing the art of winemakingby crafting food-friendly wines known for their quality, consistencyand longevity. Mike is assisted by his daughter, Violet Grgich,Vice President of Operations, and his nephew, Ivo Jeramaz, Vice Presidentof Vineyards and Production. For more information, visitwww.grgich.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com35


WASHINGTONGRANTMYRTLEDALEWelcome toC A L I S T O G ACalistoga’s Brannan Cottage Inn – Relaxing, So Casual, ComfortableBrannan Cottage Inn is a charming VictorianWine Country Bed and Breakfast, listedon the National Register of Historic Places. Itwas built in 1860 by Samuel Brannan, Calistoga’sfounder and one of California’s earlyentrepreneurs. Of the original 25 cottages athis original Calistoga Hot Springs Resort, onlythree remain and the Inn has the only cottageremaining at its original location according tothe town layout developed by Brannan.This Napa Valley B&B is located in the small, walkable, comfortabletown of Calistoga, about 25 miles north of Napa at the top ofthe wine country. Guests at the Inn have easy access to all NapaValley wineries, the three wine regions in Sonoma County (SonomaValley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley) to the west andnorthwest, and the burgeoning Lake County region to the north.Distinguished by its intricate gingerbread, gable-board and scallopedridge cresting, the inn features a broad wrap-around porchand a private, shaded patio and garden on the north side of the mainbuilding. On the south, sunny side we have alarge lawn area (with comfortable adirondackchairs) and rose and flower gardens. There is atotal of six rooms: three standard one- bedroomunits, one deluxe one-bedroom unit, and twomini-suites with sitting rooms (each of whichcan sleep up to four guests). All rooms havequeen-size beds and private baths andentrance/exits. Five of the six also have ceilingfans and fireplaces. A full breakfast is offered each morning. OnFridays, local wineries pour their finest wines on the patio or in theparlor; along with hot and cold appetizers - check out the latestwinery schedule on the website’s Specials and Packages page.Brannan Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast is located at 109 WapooAvenue, Calistoga – approximately five minutes walking distance toCalistoga’s popular restaurants, spas, shops and sports facilities.For reservations or more information, call (707) 942-4200,email BrannanCottageInn@sbcglobal.net or visit the Inn‘s website atwww.brannancottageinn.com.Graeser36PETRIFIEDFOREST RD.TOSANTAROSATOGEYSERVILLEFOOTHILL BLVD.128BENNETT LANEWINERYLINCOLN29AVENUEW.H. Smith SPAPINK OnThEdgeMANSION WINEGARAGE Rios Wine Co.DiamondTofanelliTerraceReverie Von StasserTwomeyTeachworthConstant CASTELLO DI AMOROSAMadrigalAlloraDIAMOND MTNPINETOST. HELENATRINCHERO NAPA VALLEYA Dozen VintnersFREEMARK ABBBYSUMMERSWINERY29EnvyOLD FAITHFULGEYSERC A L I S T O G ABERRY STCEDARELLERSBIG TREETHIRD STREETSECOND STREETFIRST STREETLINCOLN AVECALISTOGAWINE STOP(Calistoga Depot)DUNAWEAL LANETudalFRANKFAMILYEhlers EstateFAIRWAYTUBBS LANESTERLINGWINERYLARKMEADBENESSERETedeschiFamilyOAK STREETLAKE STREETLODISTEVENSONChateau Montelana29Clos PagaseLarkmeadVincentArroyoGREENWOOD AVEGOLDEN HAVENSPA & RESORTBRANNANCOTTAGE INNWAPOOBALE LANEBlairLINCOLN AVETOCLEARLAKE2929Lava VineDUTCH HENRY WINERYROMBAUERZahtilaVineyardAugustBriggsSilverRoseCuvaison Estate WinesPaolettiCASA NUESTRADuckhorn128TONAPABarlowSaviezwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALISTOGAPlan for a Nature Break at Old Faithful Geyerby Christin PiccinWhen wine touring has tired you out, take a short detour fromHighway 29 beneath the lofty peak of Mt. St. Helena, for a naturebreak at Old Faithful Geyser of California.Just outside Calistoga, the Geyser’s peaceful garden “theater” isringed with tall grasses and feathery-leafed bamboo. In anticipationof the imminent eruption, I found a shady seat at one of the manypicnic tables scattered about and closed my eyes. Only the songs ofchirping birds who were secreted away in the bamboo, were evident.Suddenly, though, there was an ominous, throaty rumble. My eyespopped open. The geyser was coming to life.Centered in a small, grass-hemmed pond, the geyser had beguncoughing puffs of steam which dissolved into the warm afternoonair. Then it started to gurgle and bubble like a witch’s cauldron.Suddenly it sent up a few spurts three or four feet high.After a few minutes of playful squirting, it erupted. It was as ifsomeone had opened a fire hydrant straight into the sky. A columnof 350-degree hot water spouted from the rocky source, backlit bythe sun. As it peaked, the steaming water fanned out into minisculedroplets that fell like shimmering diamond dust then disappeared,leaving the pond as calm and serene as it was before the show began.Hot springs and steam vents are numerous but there are only ahandful of geysers in the world that can be relied on to eruptpredictably and repeatedly. Old Faithful Geyser of California is oneof those.Geyser owner Olga Kolbek, who has logged the geyser’s activitysince 1983, noticed a surprising link between the geyser’s eruptionsand earthquakes. While the geyser spouts off at 40-minute intervalsmost days, subsequent studies by seismologists have revealed thatCalifornia’s Old Faithful goes off schedule when earthquakes activityis imminent. The geyser’s eruptions come farther apart and decreasein size, coinciding with earthquakes within 300 miles in the next fewdays.Kolbek delights in sharing her vast knowledge of the geyser andof local history, and is available by appointment for private tours.Likewise, a series of panels scattered through the garden area, plus avideo room explain the mysteries of California’s Old Faithful. Thegeyser is located at 1299 Tubbs Lane off Hwy. 29 in Calistoga and isopen 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., every day of the year. For more information,call (707) 942-6463 or visit www.oldfaithfulgeyser.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com37


JEFFERSON STWelcome toY O U N T V I L L EV Marketplace – A Variety of Fine Merchandise AwaitsOld romantic stone winery? Check.Designer labels? Check. Fine art? Yep. Awardwinningwines? Delicious food? Absolutely!Head no further than V Marketplace – a destinationgem at the heart of historic Yountville inNapa Valley.V Marketplace is a unique collection ofcontemporary shops, superb galleries and, ofcourse, world-class wine boutiques that eventhe most traveled-of-tourists and local-of-localswill enjoy. Set in the old Groezinger Winery,(circa 1870 and listed on the United StatesRegistry of Historic Places), it has been restoredso that the time-worn bricks, cobblestones andexposed wood architecture of one of Napa’soldest wineries stylishly houses some of the bestplaces to find Napa Valley winemakers, artisans,designers and chefs.V Marketplace is open seven days a week, 10a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except restaurants andwinebars) and is located at 6525 WashingtonStreet in Yountville, Napa Valley. Exit VeteransHome Exit from CA Highway 29. Visitwww.vmarketplace.com or call (707) 944-2451for more details.LemondropsOne of the CUTEST children’s clothing store in all Napa Valley.Lemondrops has something for every one of your favorite youngstersin all ages and sizes – from girly-girls to little cowboys, ballerinasand sport fans, plus a wonderful selection of unique toys and gifts.Blue Heron GalleryLocated upstairs in VMarketplace, Blue Heron boasts a stellar collection ofepically romantic wine country photography, painting and sculpture. Shouldyou wish to purchase wine country inspiration for your home or office, BlueHeron is your first stop!NapaStyleFlagship destination and winebar of chef and wine country personalityMichael Chiarello, NapaStyle is at once a home and kitchen store for handcrafted,exclusive goods as well as artisan panini-deli and intimate winebar –all of which reminisce on the very best Italian influences in Northern California.YOUNT MILL RDY O U N T V I L L EJACKSONWASHINGTONBEAU VIGNENAPA VALLEYBIKE TOURSMADISON STGirard 1 JESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMa(i)sonrySTARKEY STYOUNT STYOUNTVILLE CROSS RDTo Silverado TrailWEBBER STRide, Wine & Dine with Us• Guided Tours • Kayaking• Bicycle Rentals• Bicycling Vacationswww.napavalleybiketours.com • 1-877-336-2453+SERVINGWINE COUNTRYSINCE 1987Domaine ChandonCALIFORNIA DRKeeverWASHINGTON ST29Hill FamilyEstateHope and GraceRASGALLERIESSomerston RanchV MARKETPLACECORNERSTONECELLARSPage Wine CellarsVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANBell WineWASHINGTON STV MARKETPLACE:APPARELi.elleLemondropsSistersTay & GraceVianettHOMEA Little RomanceCalifornia & VineDomain Home & GardenNapaStyleGALLERIESBlue HeronGallery 1870North Bay GalleryWINE TASTINGNapaStyleV Wine CellarINDULGENCESSoluna Boutique SalonDININGBottegaNapaStylePacific Blues Cafe38www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWinemaker Profile: Benessere VineyardsJACK STUARTby Charles NeaveIn 1994, when John and Ellen Benishbought the St. Helena property that wasdestined to become Benessere Vineyards, theyknew what they wanted. Their wish, sincerealized, was to have a small, family ownedwinery that would make premium wine fromItalian varietals. The soil in this part of thenorthern Napa Valley is well suited forgrowing excellent grapes, so it was simply amatter of picking the rootstock and movingforward.When the Benishes purchased the site ithad been abandoned for some years. Sincethen it has been completely restored.“Everyone who visits the winery with itssunny yellow buildings and gardenscomments on our beautiful setting,” JohnBenish says with obvious and well-deservedpride. “Because we’re small, we prideourselves on individual attention to all ourvisitors. Everyone who comes here is treatedas company, and we hope you’ll feel this whenyou visit.”Four years after the project began - in1998 – Benessere Vineyards harvested theirfirst crop of Sangiovese, which they considertheir signature wine. Deep ruby colored, itpairs well with all foods or is magnificent onits own. The Black Glass Estate Zinfandel isexceptional and can be drunk for specialoccasions or every day. They also make a crispPinot Grigio from fruit grown in the Carneros,where warm days, bay breezes and morningfog result in excellent fruit .In addition to traditional Italian bottlings,they also make small lots of Syrah, Aglianicoand Muscat di Canelli, plus an exceptionaland much coveted blend known (quite accurately,one might add) as Phenomenon. Someof these wines are available only at the wineryor through their wine club.Today, respected industry veteran JackStuart is the general manager and winemakerat Benessere, the person who creates it all.After a quarter of a century as winemaster andgeneral manager at Silverado Vineyards, hecame to this charming boutique winery witha host of honors and experience behind him,ready to enjoy a much smaller, more handsonproperty. But what does he think about thecoming harvest, the crush of 2010?“I think we’ve known all along that thisyear was going to have a late harvest,” he saidrecently. “From bloom to fruit set, everythingwas late and, except for a few days here andthere, it has been a very mild summer. But theweather is lovely for quality.“Lately we’ve been thinning the fruit andpulling leaves on the morning side of the rowsto allow for more sun on the clusters.”And his philosophy overall? “It is aboutgrace and balance,” he says. “And aboutletting the wine express the character of thevariety and the personality of the location.”“Benessere” is the Italian word for wellbeing and prosperity, and their wines onlyreinforce that definition. But only a visit tothe tasting room, to sip the wines next to thebarrels, or outdoors, where you feel you area million miles from anywhere, will give youa feel for the wine, for the vines, and for theperson who combines it all in exquisiteform.The tasting room at Benessere Vineyards isopen every day of the week from 10 a.m. until5 p.m. Tours and tastings are by appointment.For more information or to make an appointmentcall (707) 963-5853 ext. 105. They arelocated at 1010 Big Tree Road St. Helena just42 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Eric Christensen, Renowned Watercolor Artist to Appear at Gallery 1870Eric Christensen homecoming and signing at Gallery 1870 in V Marketplace1870 in Yountville, Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10Eric Christensen will be appearing at Gallery 1870 in V Marketplace1870 Yountville on Saturday October 9 and Sunday October 10from 2 to 5 p.m. On Saturday there will be hors d’ oeuvres and winetasting, a drawing for a Christensen hand-painted ornament at 4:30p.m. and a drawing for a Christensen9"x12" original sketch framed at 5 p.m.(qualify with purchase of Christensen artfrom Gallery 1870 now through October9th. Need not be present to win).Eric Christensen is a nationallyacclaimed watercolor artist whose popular“wine art” has been featured in prominentmagazines and newspapers and hasappeared on the television program “WineCountry Living.” Christensen is the onlyknown artist capable of hyperrealism through the use of standardwatercolor paint. Hyperrealism is taking artwork beyond the dimensionof photorealism. It could be described as high definition artwork.Christensen Calistoga possesses the stunning ability to paint the subtleties oflight traveling through a flower petal or its reflection off a wine glass.TUBBS LANELINCOLN“His color palette is extraordinary, especially as a watercolorist,” saysPaul Thoren, owner of Gallery 1870 in Yountville, California. “Hisapproach of hyperrealism, which has been done with other mediums,is very difficult to master in watercolor, I describe it as passionateperfection.”Christensen achieves his lifelike near-photo-quality images throughhis genius for understanding the technicalaspects of his subjects and his dedication tocapturing an image as it truly exists. Hislove of natural materials, particularlyflowers, fruits and vegetables, also combineto make this possible.For more information, visit the websiteat www.gallery1870.com then click on EricChristensen or call (707) 944-9670 or 1-800 322-1870. On the Gallery 1870website you may view upcoming showdetails, the artist biography and his collection of works.Gallery 1870 features fine art from the Napa Valley. From largescale to miniature, landscape to the still life, the contemporary to thetraditional, the Napa Valley to the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany there issomething for every art lover at Gallery 1870.ART ON MAINPRATT AVESt. HelenaSILVERADO TRAILALLISONCHARTER OAKOAKVILLE CROSS RD.29YountvilleYOUNTVILLE CROSS RD.WASHINGTONRASGALLERIESBY WAY E.WISECASK29121TROWER AVE.NapaTRANCASFIRST STCALIFORNIA5TH2ND3RDMAIN STMAIN STSOSCOL121HARDMAATLAS PEAKMONTICELLO121www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 43TOVALLEJO


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LAGUNA RD.SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKLakeSonomaTOMENDOCINOCOASTSTEWART’S POINTTOBODEGABAYTOMENDOCINOCOASTFERRARI-CARANODUTCHER CROSSINGTOHWY. 1FRITZ WINERYMAIN ST.RIVER RD.BOHEMIAN HWYHEALDSBURG AVE.TOEUREKAPLAZA STWESTSIDEMonte RioCENTER STTHEPLAZA101SbragiaPastoriSilver OakFamilyCellarsVineyardsJ RickardsFrick Geyser PeakPalmeriTerroirsMeeker 128Pedroncelli Route 128 WineryKachinadeLORIMIERDavid CaffaroYoakim Bridge Talty FORCHINITrione Vineyards & WineryBellaAmphoraClos Du Bois Vintners SignaturesPrestonPapapietro PerryTruettZachichiKokomo/ Mercury TRENTADUEHurst PetersonFamily WineriesRobert YoungRaymond Burr Göpfrich UntiRued Francis FordCoppolaQuiviraStryker SonomaLyttonPassalacquaTeldeschiHauckStation Rd. StonestreetMichel-SchlumbergerMountsRidge/LyttonDry Creek Vineyard AmistaMauritsonSprings Medlock Ames SAUSALJordanStuhlmullerA. RafanelliAlexander Valley VineyardsMAZZOCCOWhite OakLambert BridgeSimiJohnson'sWILSONAlexander HannaPasterikValley WinesMontemaggioreManzanitaCamellia Cellars, Davis FamilyCreekHuntington, Sapphire HillFERRARI-CARANO’S ForthGrove StreetField StoneKENDALL-JACKSONArmstrongWoodsARMSTRONG WOODS RD.VINEDUTCHER CREEK RDWINE CREEK RD.GRANTYOAKIM BRIDGEBROAD CROCKERWALLING101ASTI RD.SEASONS OF THE VINEYARDMILL STCHIANTI RD.NORTH ST.EASTMATHESONKorbelCANYONRIVER RD.116RUSSIAN RIVERGRATON RD.Wattle CreekDRY CREEK RD.W. DRY CREEK RD.TOPELHAYDON ST.MASONINDEPENDENCEThomas George EstatesPorter CreekMIRABEL RD.GEYSERVILLE RD.WESTSIDE RD.VINE HILL RD.MILL STA.FREI RD.ALEXANDER VAL. RD.Everett RidgeSainiSeghesioLakeMacPhail FamilyMAGNOLIAToad Hollow SonomaDowntown Wine Mill CreekRoadhouseFoppianoRussian River Wine Co.Thirty Four NorthALDERBROOKLimerick LaneHawleyBoisset Taste of TerroirAcorn ChristieARMIDAMietzDe La MontanyaWilliamsonTwomeyRODNEYThumbprintMurphy-Goode - EdmeadesHauckMATRIXSelbySTRONGStephen & WalkerLa CremaLongboardJ WinePezzi KingVineyardsMerriamDeNataleC. DonatielloGROVEFreestone VineyardsGuest CenterMarimar TorresAsti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8Gary FarrellOCCIDENTAL RD.GOLDMOSHINKINLEYRochioliAristaRED WINERYGEYSER’SHOP KILNPellegriniSheldonTOHWY. 101W. OLIVET12PINE FLATCHRISTOPHER CREEKLIMERICKOLD REDWOOD HWY.STARR RDVineTastingsCopainLOS AMIGOSSonoma CountyAirportOLIVETRIVER RD.ARATA LN.WINDSOR RIVER RDSTARR RDSONOMA-CUTRERBROOKS RD.LAKEWOODRobert MuellerHEMBRE LN.101AIRPORT BLVDChateauFeliceSHILO RD.Lancaster EstateKENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERRussian HillEstateRobert RueWoodenheadMartinelliHartfordFamilyMARTINJoseph Swan Harvest Moon Carol SheltonWinery RAYHook & BattagliniEmtuLadderEstate SUNCÉ Inman FamilyDeLoachRussian River Martini & PrattiIron Horse DehlingerRiver RoadSebastopol VineyardsOccidental Road, Atascadero Creek & Graton RidgeDutton-GoldfieldHouse LynmarEmeritusBallettoD&L Carinalli Merry Edwards HannaTaft Street Winery Peters FamilyMARTINELLIRIDGELittoriWinesBURNSIDEWATER TROUGHSLUSSERALEXANDER VALLEY,DRY CREEK VALLEY& R U S S I A N R I V E RWINERIESPINER RD.Vérité/ArchipelChalk HillFRAUGHT128MARK WEST SPRINGS101GUERNEVILLE RD. STEELE LN.CHALK HILL RD.PLEASANT AVE.OLD REDWOOD HWY.FULTON RDNovySiduriFOUNTAIN GROVE PKWY.TOSANTA ROSA/SAN FRANCISCOStarliteVineyardsTOSONOMAVALLEY46 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKThe ‘Full Immersion’ Weekend of Pinot Noir!‘Pinot On The River Festival,’ An Intimate Event For Pinot LoversMore than 100 small-production Pinot Noir producers will joinhundreds of serious Pinot Noir fanatics at the 2010 Pinot on the RiverFestival, held October 22, 23 and 24 at the Rodney Strong Vineyardsevent center and other venues in Sonoma County’s Russian RiverValley.This is a true “full-immersion” weekend of Pinot Noir, featuring afull program of in-depth wine tastings and seminars, vineyard toursand sumptuous food. From Friday’s kickoff dinner to Saturday’s intimatePinot Noir seminars and the special “A Taste Of Pinot” dinner allthe way through Sunday’s “Artisanal Pinot Noir Tasting,” it’s a weekendcreated for people who love Pinot Noir.“There are a lot of great wine events held each year, but because oftheir size, none can offer the focused, intimate tasting environmentwe’ve created with Pinot On The River,” said Gregory S. Walter, cofounder/organizerof the event and editor of the PinotReportnewsletter. “The small event size and the opportunity to taste speciallyselected Pinots Noirs equals the ultimate event for Pinot lovers.Pinot On The River 2010 begins Friday evening, October 22, with“Friday Night Out In The Valley” dinner hosted this year at RoadhouseWinery in Healdsburg. Saturday, October 23 features seminars focusedon the 2009 Vintage of Pinot Noir and A Vintage Retrospective lookingat older vintages, moderated by Gregory S. Walter, editor of PinotReport.The seventh annual festival kicks into high gear Saturday nightwith the “A Taste Of Pinot” dinner event. This year, Pinot on the Riveris partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma Countyto create the first annual “A Taste Of Pinot” dinner at the Hotel Healdsburgin Healdsburg. The event will feature Pinot-inspired tastings ofunique small bites prepared by Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchenpaired with limited production Pinot Noir from a group of producersincluding Alysian, De Loach Vineyards, Landmark Winery, MacPhail,Papapietro Perry, Roadhouse Winery, Rodney Strong Vineyards andSmall Vines Wines.On Sunday, October 24, more than 100 wineries will gather topour some of their best Pinots for the walkaround “Grand ArtisanalPinot Noir Tasting at the Rodney Strong Vineyards event center inHealdsburg.” The event is open to public as individual tickets areavailable.Tickets and information are available at www.pinotfestival.com oremail info@pinotfestival.com.Healdsburg Crush Festival, Oct. 16The who’s who of Sonoma County wineries and restaurants willgather under one roof for an evening of food and wine tasting in downtownHealdsburg. Located just one block east of the Plaza, the HealdsburgCrush Festival takes place on Saturday, October 16, from 6 to 9p.m. Raffle drawings, silent auction lots, buy-in parties and live musicround out the evening’s festivities.The popular event, now in its seventh year, will showcase morethan 30 local wineries, featuring many award-winning and boutiquewines, alongside dozens of outstanding local restaurants and foodpurveyors. Guest winemakers from participating wineries will be availablefor questions and conversation about the 2010 crush season,while popular local chefs will be serving their signature dishes.The Healdsburg Crush Festival will take place at St. John SchoolParish Activity Center at 217 Fitch St., Healdsburg. Tickets are $65 perperson and can be purchased by calling (707) 318-7997 or online atwww.healdsburgcrushfestival.org.48 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYD O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGDRY CREEK RD101GROVE STSeghesioHEALDSBURG AVE.KENDALLJACKSONGrove Street WineryManzanita CreekCENTER STPLAZACENTERJOHNSONLINCOLNGRANT STMILLPRINCEFITCH STMARCH AVE.COLLEGE STFerrari-Carano’sSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDPIPER STToad HollowVineyardsProhibition Lake Sonoma NORTH STThirty Four NorthWineryWine Merchants ThumbprintRoadhouseCellarsHawleyDowntown WineRussian River Wine Co.Boisset Taste of TerroirThe Wine ShopPlazaMurphy-GoodeEdmeadesStephen & WalkerLa Crema WineryHauckSelbyMATHESONTOPELWilliamson WinesFITCH STPezzi King.U P C O M I N G E V E N T S See page 14 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event informationSEPTEMBER 25, OCTOBER 2 – Farmers' Market – at Vine & North streets, 9am-noon,www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org or call 707-431-1956SEPTEMBER 25 – 4th Annual Healdsburg Arts Festival – on the square in downtown Healdsburg,10am-5pm, www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.comSEPTEMBER 26 – September Jazz Scene - Sunday Jazz Brunch – at Affronti, Sunday11:30am-2pm. To see a list of performers visit www.healdsburgjazz.com or call 707-431-1113SEPTEMBER 29 – Healdsburg Kiwanis Golf Tournament – Includes golf, cart, range balls, teegift, tri tip or chicken dinner, on-course beverages and wine with dinner, 431-9715 or 431-1650OCTOBER 1 – First Fridays ArtWalk – Downtown Healdsburg, 5-8pm. For a map and more informationplease visit www.healdsburg.com/events/art_walk.aspOCTOBER 1 – Williamson Wines ~ 2010 Epicurean Dinners – Six-course dinners held in the‘Rare Wine Library’ at the Dry Creek Kitchen, 7:30pm, $150/each, www.williamsonwines.com or 707-433-1500OCTOBER 2 – 6th Annual Harvest Celebration – Lambert Bridge Winery, Great Wines paired withGreat Food, Shared by Great Friends! 3-7pm, $110 per person; RSVP www.lambertbridge.com or 707-431-4670OCTOBER 3 – Only Women Can Touch the Grapes to Stomp Out Breast Cancer –Amphora Winery, 12-4pm, $25 minimum donation per stomper, www.amphorawines.com or call 707-431-7767HUDSONFRONT ST.KINLEYMAGNOLIAwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com49


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTasting Room of the Week:MATRIX WINERYby Charles NeaveKen and Diane Wilson, the prolific proprietors of Matrix Wineryand other premier Sonoma wineries, founded Matrix Winery so theycould expand their well-documented passion for Stuhlmuller ReserveChardonnay, two different Zinfandels (Russian River and Dry Creek),Pinot Noir (five of them), and the classic Matrix Bordeaux Blend, DryCreek Valley. The grapes they source come from the winery’s estatevineyards on the western edge of the Dry Creek Valley, often mountainousland that produces grapes with intense yet balanced fruit.The Wilson family – and this is very much a family operation –owns a total of 280 acres of planted vineyards and are committed tosustainable farming, which they believe adds significantly to the winesthat bear their labels.The Wilsons started planting grapes in Sonoma almost threedecades ago and the vineyards, as they are today, are both unexpectedand diverse. This diversity offers the winemakers of Matrix the abilityto hand-select grapes from estate vineyards, and not just vineyardblock by vineyard block, but sometimes even row by row. For a winemakercommitted to quality, this is the ultimate gift.As they say at the winery “Passion and excellence are intertwinedand essential for any winery dedicated to producing premium qualitywines.” And, by the way, these are wines that continually, consistentlyand deservedly won medals in virtually every wine competition inwhich they are entered. Combining the talents of winemakers DianeWilson and Antoine Favero, Matrix wines have the chance to experiencethat balance.But of course you must taste those wines to fully understand.Matrix is one of those wineries that makes Sonoma County so specialand, at the same time, delightfully surprising. Set at the top of a riseperhaps a hundred yards from one of the county’s most scenic winetrails, Westside Road, about ten or maybe 15 minutes from my favoritetown of Healdsburg, it is a discovery, a find, a little treasure you simultaneouslywant to share as much as you want to keep it all to yourself.In the tasting room itself – a building that might best be describedas designed in the very stylish barn style (a compliment; this is an agriculturalarea after all) – the panoramic views encompass hills and vinesto the right, a pond and more hills and trees below the sweepingterrace in the front, and off to the left the famed wine region known asthe Russian River Valley.Tastings – whether inside at the bar with the wall of windowsbehind or out on the terrace beneath the brightly colored umbrellas –are fun, informal and informative. Ask about the hula-hoops. Theymay have nothing to do with the art of making fine wine, but they areanother small expression of what makes a visit to this winery sounique.Matrix Winery is located at 3291 Westside Road in Healdsburg.The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information,visit the website at www.matrixwinery.com or call (707) 433-3911.50 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYSonoma County Museum Celebrates Oktoberfestwith Micro-Brew and Wine Tasting EventThe Sonoma County Museum (SCM)announces our annual Micro-brew and WineTasting Event – the Big Oktoberfest Bash onFriday October 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at theFlamingo Hotel and Conference Center inSanta Rosa. BOB celebrates the outstandingmicro-breweries and wineries of SonomaCounty, including Lagunitas Brewery, RussianRiver Brewery, Third Street Aleworks, AceCider, Moonlight Brewing Company andothers. The breweries will be debuting newbeers especially for this event. In addition tocraft beers, BOB will also feature a selection oflocal wineries including, Acorn Winery,Diamond Oaks, Kenwood Vineyards andKorbel Champagne Cellars.Entertainment includes live music by bluegrassband, Old Jawbone, a portrait studiowith professional photographer JohnSappington and beer making demonstrations.BOB is a fundraiser for the SonomaCounty Museum, and is being marketedjointly by both SCM and the Charles M.Schulz Museum. Proceeds will support theongoing operations of both museums anddiscounted tickets are available for museummembers. Ticket prices are $40 general and$30 for all SCM and Schulz museummembers. Additional discounts are availablefor groups of 10 or more. The price at thedoor is $40 for everyone. Non-refundabletickets can be purchased online through themuseum’s website at www.sonomacountymuseum.org or by calling (707) 579-1500.The Big Oktoberfest Bash is made possiblethrough the Flamingo Hotel, Resort andConference Center, Lagunitas BrewingCompany, the Charles M. Schulz Museum,Ad-Vantage Marketing, Dede Stanley Designs,The North Bay Bohemian and The BeveragePeople.All event proceeds benefit the SonomaCounty Museum, which serves California’sNorth Coast as a contemporary art andregional history museum. The Museuminspires, educates and entertains and engagesmore than 25,000 visitors per year, includingnearly 6,000 school children, who come tothe museum free of charge and participate incurriculum-based learning by trained volunteerdocents.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com51


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK‘Right Place, Right Time ~ Sonoma County Harvest Fair’…Taste the Best of Sonoma County, October 1-3Fall is here and so is The Sonoma County Harvest Fair. HarvestFair is a three-day celebration of the region’s agricultural bountyand also boasts the largest regional wine competition in the nation.The Fair will kick off Friday, October 1, and continue throughSunday, October 3.The three-day fair offers a schedule bursting with excitingthings to do for both kids and adults. Don’t miss farm and harvestAg-tivities for children and adults, wine seminars, chef demonstrations,microbrew tasting (Saturday only), The World ChampionshipGrape Stomp and preliminary rounds of stomps, continuouslive jazz, art show and sale, carnival area, exhibitors hall,puppet show, farm animals to meet, bee keeping display, appletasting and much more. In addition, the fair offers a uniqueopportunity to purchase any of the medal-winning wines withspecial case discounts at the Harvest Fair retail store.New for 2010 – an exhilarating Carnival Area! The CarnivalArea will offer 17 rides including a ferris wheel, zipper, superloop, tilt-a-whirl, super slide, tea cups, flying saucers and more.Six of the rides are especially great for kids. All inclusive carnival52G E Y S E R V I L L ECANYONCHIANTIWEST DRY CREEK RD.GEYSERVILLE AVE.Silver OakFrickJ RickardsPedroncelli 128 Palmeri TerroirsDavid GeyserMeekerCaffaro Peak Route 128 Winery101128deLORIMIERMercuryTrione GardenClos du BoisCreekTRENTADUERanchLYTTON SPRINGS RD.MAZZOCCOINDEPENDENCEFrancisFordCoppola101DRY CREEK RDGEYSERVILLE RD.RobertYoungStrykerSonomaHawkesHEALDSBURG AVE.RED WINERY RDALEXANDER VAL RDSimiJordanMedlockAmesStonestreetwristbands are $15 (in advance) or $22 at the fair.The popular Harvest Fair school tours are back once again with“ag”-tivities to educate school children about agriculture from 9a.m. to noon. Included on the day’s itinerary are the ag-educationattractions that will lead classes to displays of barnyard fun, dairydisplay and activities, working animal demonstrations, and agpartner displays including farmers and beekeepers, pig races andbarnyard fun. Friday, fairgrounds are open to the public at noon.barnyard fun will continue Saturday and Sunday and are free withfair admission.Leading into the Harvest Fair is the annual Awards Night Galaheld on the September 25th. Medals are announced for thehundreds of participating wineries, restaurants and caterers fromthe professional food and wine competitions. Wine and foodindustry leaders gather to find out who is the best of the bestwhile enjoying unlimited tasting of some of the county’s finestfood and wine. The Awards Night Gala will be Saturday,September 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 each or 10 for$55 each and are currently on sale on-line or at the Harvest Fairoffice.This year Harvest Fair is Friday, October 1 through Sunday,October 3. Fairtime hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission to Harvest Fairis $8 for adults, $3 for children 7 to 12 years old, and free to children6 and under. Wine tasting is available all three days of thefair.Friday’s all-inclusive wine tasting “Flights” by varietal willcontinue with two wine-tasting sessions offered. Flight 1 withwine educators will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Local wine educatorswill offer commentary and answer questions about the varietalsand wine tasting. Flight 2 with friends will be from 4:30 to 7p.m. and will provide a more social setting for deciding whichwine is the favorite among friends.Admission is $35 per session – includes fair admission, winetasting admission, a souvenir glass, two food tastes and unlimitedwine tasting. Admission to both flights is $60.On Saturday and Sunday, wine tasting is organized by wineryand tasters will have the opportunity to talk to winery personnelabout the wines. Wine tasting hours are noon to 5 p.m. onSaturday and Sunday.Admission to weekend wine tasting is $12 which includes asouvenir glass and four taste tickets. Additional taste tickets arefourfor $8.Complete information on how to enter the Harvest Fair,purchasing tickets and more is available at www.harvestfair.org orby calling the Sonoma County Fairgrounds at (707) 545-4203.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYKENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERTOGUERNEVILLE &RUSSIAN RIVERBenoviaMARLOW MARLOW RDW. STEELE LN.RIVER RD.FULTON FULTON RD.HOPPER AVE.PINER RDCOFFEYTOHEALDSBURGGEYSERVILLEVINTNER'SINNInspirationINDUSTRIAL DRAIRWAYNovySiduriMARK WEST SPRINGS ROADREDWOODREDWOOD HWY HWYOLD BARNROUNDTOCALISTOGAFOUNTAINGROVEPARADISE RIDGEWINERYDR.HARRIS LAKE THOMASNot to ScaleGUERNEVILLE RD.STEELE LN.COLLEGE AVE.KrutaCLEVELAND CLEVELAND AVE.101AVE AVEMENDOCINOMENDOCINOS A N T A R O S ACellars of Sonoma4th ST3rd ST1st STRAILROADWILSON“B” ST7th STSANTA ROSA AVECOLLEGE AVE.4th STFARMERS LANE12ST. FRANCISLEDSONWINERYWINERYTOSONOMATOSEBASTOPOLTOROHNERT PARK& PETALUMA12Santa RosaFairgroundsBENNETT BENNETT VALLEY VALLEY RD. RD.MatanzasCreekGrey StackGRANGEGRANGESableRidgeRohnertParkTOPETALUMARobertsLakeGOLF COURSE DR.PETALUMAPETALUMA HILL HILL RD. RD.SNYDER LANECRANE CANYON RD. RD.TOCOTATI &PENNGROVEwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com53


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONST. FRANCISLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.MacLeodLAWNDALEBlackstonePARADISE RIDGEVJB CELLARSTy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduMayo Reserve RoomFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardCHATEAU STKAZ. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkBevan CellarsJack LondonState ParkPavo WinesBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.LOXTONWARM SPRINGS RDMADRONER ROADBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12TRINITYHKGENERATIONSImageryERIC ROSSARROWOODMOONDANCECELLARS BR COHNRobert HunterWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDDeerfield RanchDUNBAMayo FamilyWineryKundeCAVEDALERDTONAPA VALLEYSONOMAV A L L E YW I N E R I E SPetroniVineyardsPaint Horse WineryMOON MTNARNOLD DRIVEAGUA CALIENTE ROADNot to ScaleBOYES BLVDHanzellTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116ORANGEAdobe Road WineryGROVEBONNESSSCHUGRobledoFamilyCARNEROS ESTATETOSAN FRANCISCOVERANO AVEPETALUMABONNEAUHawkesRocheW. SPAIN ST.Adobe Road WineryAVE12LEVERONI ROADROESSLERSEBASTIANIFREMONT121JACUZZI5th ST WESTTHEPLAZACHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECAANABAGLORIA FERRERCLINEBonneauViansaCellar DoorBROADW AY1237LarsonFamilyEric K James4th ERavenswood5th ST EASTMeadowcroft Family of Winesand Foyt Family WinesCornerStone GardensGEHRICKEHwy 12 WinerySojourn CellarsWestwoodThe CaveROOTS IN SONOMARDEAST NAPA STLOVELL VALLEY RD7th STDENMARK STNAPA ROADCASTLE RD. VINEYARD8th ST EASTLN.Kamen, Parmelee-HillMacrostieTin Barn12121Bartholomew ParkOLD WINERY RDBURNDALECARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryBuenaVistaFaveroGundlach-BundschuGofesselTONAPATOVALLEJO54 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYSonomaEnotecaWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIES– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.comwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com55


TOROSASANTA5th STREET WEST2nd STREET WEST1st STREET WESTANDRIEUXBROADWAY1st STREET EASTTONAPA4th STREET EASTSONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKB.R. Cohn Charity Fall Music Festival, Oct. 9-11SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 – Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad, War,Turtles, Lara Johnston and very special headline artists and guestsSUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 – Eddie Money, Loverboy, Night Ranger,Greg Kihn Band, The Turtles, Eyewitness Blues BandFRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 – Charity Auction DinnerMONDAY, OCTOBER 11 – Charity Golf ClassicVintner, philanthropist and music artist manager Bruce Cohnrecently announced the addition of a second stage at his 24th AnnualB.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival. The new stage is locatedin the Olive Grove, and renamed that weekend for the late NortonBuffalo. Buffalo performed many times at the annual winery event.Artists performing during set changes on the main stage are localfavorites, the Rowan Brothers, and newcomers to the festival, but nostrangers to local audiences, Frobeck.Commenting on the addition, producer Bruce Cohn enthused,“Every year we try and spice it up and add more value to thefundraising event. The second stage, named after my friend NortonBuffalo, will provide a different atmosphere to hear music during setchanges. It will also be a place where concert-goers can shop, take abreak and great ready for the next set on the big stage.”Main stage acts for the 24nd Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events FallMusic Festival which is held Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and1256SonomaEnotecaHawkes WinesRocheWEST SPAIN STREETCHARLESCREEKVINEYARDSAdobe Road Winery Tasting RoomWEST NAPA STREETS O N O M AP L A Z AROESSLERMcDONNELMAPLELEVERONI ROADThe PlazaCellar DoorWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIES– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.comThe CaveWestwood12SONOMAENOTECASONOMA WINEHARDWAREFRANCENAPA ROADMissionFranciscoSanEAST SPAIN STREETMERCATOde SolanoSonoma Wine ShopNot To ScaleSEBASTIANIVINEYARDS& WINERYLEDSON HOTEL &HARMONY LOUNGEHighway 12 WineryEric K JamesCellarsEnoteca SojournNAPA STREETEAST NAPA STREET EAST10th at the B.R. Cohn Winery Amphitheater, 15000 SonomaHighway, Glen Ellen in Sonoma Valley’s wine country are, CheapTrick, Eddie Money, Night Ranger, Grand Funk Railroad, War,Loverboy and Greg Kihn Band. Also, back this year are favorites theTurtles, Lara Johnston and the Eyewitness Blues Band.Tickets are $95 in advance. They are available at the winery,www.brcohn.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. The festival will beoffering ticket purchasers of six or more tickets, for either day, a 15%discount and special two-day tickets are $160 and both are availableat Ticketmaster and the winery. The direct concert line is (707) 931-7927 or the winery number (707) 938-4064, ext. 127 or 1-800-330-4064, ext. 126.In addition, Cohn’s annual Celebrity Golf Classic will be held at thefamed Sonoma Golf Club on Monday, October 11th. Tee-off is at 11a.m. Back by popular demand, one of America’s top chefs, BradleyOgden, will return as guest chef to prepare this year’s world-classdinner paired with B.R. Cohn wines and provide a dinner auction lotfor bidding. Last year enthusiastic bidders at the auction bid on trips,music memorabilia, large format wine bottles and other rare winesalong with wine dinners including two dinners for twelve at BruceCohn’s home by culinary greats Thomas Keller and Bradley Ogden.The evening raised over $165,000 with a fund-a-need for the SanFrancisco Chapter of the American Legion garnering $61,000. Totalproceeds from last year were over $400,000. “The public can contactthe winery regarding invitations to the tournament, dinner andauction at www.brcohn.com.Parking for this year’s concerts will again be off-site at the SonomaDevelopmental Center soccer field, with shuttles moving people inand out of the amphitheater. Please watch for, and follow, parkingsigns at the approach to the B.R. Cohn Winery. Parking and shuttlesare included in the price of the ticket. No beverages, food or lawnfurniture will be allowed onto the grounds. Concessions and lawnseating are available. Doors openat 10:30 a.m. both days.Co-sponsors of the event areBank of the West, Friedman’sHome Improvement, SonomaChevrolet, KRON-4, 97.7 TheRiver, All News KCBS 740 andSPIRITSIN STONE106.9, KFRC 1550, 98.5 KFOXin San Jose and KSEG the Eagle inSacramento.The B.R. Cohn Winery islocated at 15000 SonomaHighway 12 in Glen Ellen. Formore concert information, call 1-800-330-4064 ext. 127 or otherinformation, visit the website atwww.brcohn.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONST. FRANCISLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.MacLeodLAWNDALEBlackstonePARADISE RIDGEVJB CELLARSTy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduMayo Reserve RoomFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardCHATEAU STKAZ. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkBevan CellarsJack LondonState ParkPavo WinesBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.LOXTONWARM SPRINGS RDMADRONER ROADBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12TRINITYHKGENERATIONSImageryERIC ROSSARROWOODMOONDANCECELLARS BR COHNRobert HunterWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDDeerfield RanchDUNBAMayo FamilyWineryKundeCAVEDALEKENWOOD &GLEN ELLENW I N E R I E SRDPetroniVineyardsTONAPA VALLEYPaint Horse WineryMOON MTNARNOLD DRIVEAGUA CALIENTE ROADNot to ScaleBOYES BLVDHanzellTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116ORANGEAdobe Road WineryGROVEBONNESSRobledoFamilyTOSAN FRANCISCOVERANO AVEPETALUMABONNEAUHawkesRocheW. SPAIN ST.Adobe Road WineryAVE12SCHUGGLORIA FERRERCARNEROS ESTATELEVERONI ROADROESSLERSEBASTIANIFREMONT121JACUZZI5th ST WESTTHEPLAZACHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECAANABACLINEBonneauViansaCellar DoorBROADW AY1237LarsonFamilyEric K James4th ERavenswood5th ST EASTMeadowcroft Family of Winesand Foyt Family WinesCornerStone GardensGEHRICKEHwy 12 WinerySojourn CellarsWestwoodThe CaveROOTS IN SONOMARDEAST NAPA STLOVELL VALLEY RD7th STDENMARK STNAPA ROADCASTLE RD. VINEYARD8th ST EASTLN.Kamen, Parmelee-HillMacrostieTin Barn12121Bartholomew ParkOLD WINERYRDBURNDALECARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryBuenaVistaFaveroGundlach-BundschuGofesselTONAPATOVALLEJOwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com57


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


The Konocti Challenge, Lakeport – October 2This 20th-annual bicycle ride set in beautiful Lake County featuresthree challenging courses: a 30-mile course that winds through theresort and vineyard sections in Big Valley and Lakeport; a 65-mileadventure course along the lakeshore; and the endurance-testing 100-mile course around the lake, then up Cobb Mountain. A 19-milefamily fun ride also is scheduled. A project of the Rotary Club of Lakeport,the course begins and ends at the Lakeport Yacht Club andincludes rest stops with snacks and drinks. Thirty-mile riders leavebetween 8:30 and 10 a.m.; the 65- and 100-mile riders leave between7 and 8:30 a.m. Barbecue follows.Lakeport Yacht Club, 15 Fifth Street, www.konoctichallenge.comAnnual Falling Leaves Quilt Show, Lakeport – October 2-3Judged, open-entry show of 200-plus quilts with a featured quiltartist. This ninth-annual event boasts a vendor mall with quilt fabric,Prestigious Panel Chooses Top Wines from America’s Greenest Wine RegionA prestigious panel of judges awarded medals to the best wines fromMendocino County in the 34th Annual Mendocino Wine Competition.On Friday, August 6th, fourteen judges including top winewriters, winemakers, educators, authors, and sommeliers, convenedat Scharffenberger Cellars to swirl, sip and select double gold, gold,silver and bronze medal winners. In all, there were 194 entries.All of the major varietals were represented: Pinot Noir,Chardonnay, Zinfandel, as well as red and white blends, sparklingwines, rosé and blush, and late harvest white/dessert reds. Thesweepstakes awards were presented to best overall red and whitewines, as well as the best wines made from organically or sustainablygrown grapes, reflecting Mendocino County’s status as“America’s greenest wine region.”Winning a double gold medal in the Riesling category, BonterraVineyard’s 2009 Riesling, made from organic grapes, also won Bestof Class White. Harmonique’s 2006 Elegance’ Pinot Noir not onlyearned a double gold in the Pinot Noir category, but it was alsoawarded Best of Class Red. This year, two wineries won the covetedGreen award tying for first place: Husch Vineyards’ 2009 La RiberaVineyards Sauvignon Blanc and Handley Cellars’ 2009 Pinot NoirWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESSpotlight on Upcoming Lake County Fall Eventsbooks, patterns, notions and more. Sponsored by the Ladies of theLake Quilt Guild. Admission is $6 for adults; $2 for children under 12.Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lake CountyFairgrounds, 401 Martin Street. (707) 349-0846, www.LLQG.orgSteele Wines Harvest Festival, Kelseyville – October 9-10Fifteenth-annual festival famous for its grape-stomping competitionfor kids and adults, as well as its Vineyard Run for Literacy – acertified 5K/10K run and 5K walk amid autumn-colored vineyardsand orchards. Visitors also will get to taste the wines of Steele’s extensivecollection and enjoy the 4-H Club’s barbecue, as well as a myriadof vendor booths with plentiful food, fine art, arts and crafts, andother unique souvenirs and gifts. Don’t miss the pie-eating contest. Akids’ corner will feature a storyteller and face painting. Admission isfree. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.Steele Wines, 4350 Thomas Drive. (707) 279-9475Winners of Mendocino Wine Competition Represent the Area’s BestRosé, Anderson Valley.Judges awarded five coveted double gold, 27 gold, 65 silver and48 bronze medals. For a complete list of winners, visit the websiteat www.truemendocinowine.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com59


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


DUSTINGUILD AVEALPINECHERRYBUCKWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LODI‘Lodi Wine on the Water’Treasure Island WinefestSunday, October 10 marks the return of the Treasure Island Wine-Fest, “Lodi Wine on the Water.” The highly anticipated event will takeplace from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Pavilion by the Bay on historic TreasureIsland, San Francisco. This tasting, featuring Lodi appellation wines,is an opportunity for Bay Area residents to taste hometown hospitalityat its best. Tickets are $55 in advance or $65 at the gate.Building off of the unprecedented success of the inaugural event,the vintners and growers are excited to return and share their passionand great wines with Bay Area wine enthusiasts. Guests will have theopportunity to sample from over 200 handcrafted wines, highlightinga vast array of varietals, including everything from Albarino toZinfandel.The Blue Angels will make a memorable appearance overhead asthe WineFest takes place during San Francisco’s Fleet Week activities.In addition to the wines from 45 Lodi wineries, there will be liveacoustic music, wine country appetizers and a variety of guided winetasting seminars.For additional information on the second annual Treasure IslandWineFest, please contact the Lodi Winegrape Commission at (209)367-4727 or visit www.tiwinefest.com.‘Taste of Lodi’ Event & Wine CampTaste of Lodi, Sunday, September 26, 1 to 5pmThe Visit Lodi! Conference & Visitors Bureau is hosting the ninthannual wine and food experience with wine, food and numerousactivities throughout the day. The event consists of wine seminarswhere guests can learn the latest from local vintners, chef demonstrationsfrom Lodi’s celebrity chefs including Ruben Larrazolo fromAlebrijes Mexican Bistro and live music with Joe Leningan’s “Little” BigBand. This band will keep feet tapping and guests dancing to everythingfrom today’s hits, to rock ’n’ roll, to swing and Latin. A favoritefor many is the Port, Cigar and Chocolate Pavilion, where guests canexperiment their own unique pairings.Wine & Roses is located at 2505 West Turner Road, Lodi. Ticketprices are $40 in advance, $50 at the door or $25 for designateddrivers. For additional details or to purchase tickets visit the websiteat www.TasteOfLodi.com or call 1-800-798-1810. Must be 21 andover to attend event.“Taste of Lodi continues to be Lodi’s premiere wine tasting event,”said Nancy Beckman, President and CEO of the Visit Lodi! Conference& Visitor’s Bureau. “With over 40 Lodi wineries and a large samplingof regional foods, visitors have an incredible opportunity to see whatLodi has to offer as a wine country destination.”Lodi is home to over 70 wineries and grows 100,000 acres of winegrapes. It has been a major wine growing region since the 1850s andis best known for its full-bodied Zinfandel wines. The Lodi regiongrows 60 varieties of wine grapes and is the top producer of CabernetSauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.www.WineCountryThisWeek.comTURNER ROAD55PELTIER ROADWOODBRIDGE ROADWoodbridgeE2 FamilyWinerySpenkerWineryDE VRIES ROAD12WESTMichael~DavidVineyardGrady FamilyLobo LocoWeibelThe LucasWineryJessie’sGrove WineryAbundanceVineyardsSARGENTRipkenVineyardsStocktonLangeTwinsSt. GeorgeDAVIS ROADHousley’s Century OakWoodbridge UncorkedAkin EstatesWINE &VISITORSCENTERKETTLEMAN LANEVanRuitenFamily WineryJ10LOWER SACRAMENTO RDBorraWineryTo McConnell EstatesWEST LANE4FRENCH CAMP ROADPeirano EstateVineyardsMcCormack WilliamsonACAMPO ROADWOODBRIDGE RDCosentinoLODILAKEHUTCHINS STTURNER ROADLodiLODI AVEMokelumne River Winery12WESTE. ARMSTRONG RDCHARTER WAYPELTIER ROADLodi WineCellarsSCHOOL STGrandsAmisCHURCHWOODBRIDGE BYROBERT MONDAVI99Cellar DoorDancing FoxKETTLEMAN LANEHARNEY LANEm2 Wines99Macchia12Delicato VineyardsEAST99St. AmantBergholdWinerySiqueiraWine Co.VICTOROak RidgeWineryVinoCon Briod’ArtWinesHarney LaneWineryTRETHEWAYELLIOTT ROADORCHARDWOODBRIDGEvMvVineyardsHeritage OaksLOCKE ROAD8812OmegaHarmony Wynelands4Gnekow Family Winery88ClementsClements RidgeBokisch VnydsChocoholics(wine tasting)CrystalValleyCellarsVino PiazzaLockefordGAWNE ROAD• Brice Station• Olde Lockeford• Stone Garden• La Vida Dulce• Watts FamilyL O D IA R E AW I N E R I E S61


Welcome toMONTEREY BAY AREALa Nebbia TO S.F.DomenicoLa HondaWoodsideKings84 MountainChaine dʼOrTOHALF MOONBAY1MichaelMartellaThomasFogartySKYLINEBLVD.35BONNY DOONPAGE MILL RD.HallcrestOrganic Wine Works280TOS.F.POETIC17 CELLARSSan FranciscoBay101880680Team ZinRidgeCreekview J. LohrNaumann/ShermanPicchetti85 PinderCOOPER-GARRODHeartʼs FireMount Eden VineyardsMountain WineryCinnabar17Savannah-Big Basin9 Chanelle FLEMINGAhlgren David Black JENKINSBruce RidgeMuccigrossoTestarossaBig BasinP&M Staiger Byington ZayanteHeart oʼ the MountainRoudon-SmithBruzzoneClos TitaMT. HERMONJOSESOQUEL SANSOQUEL DR.SoquelMontereyBay1McKEANTOLIVERMOREVALLEY85RD.SANElkhorn SloughJUANG8RD.G11MONTEREYWindy FernwoodBeauregardOscalisNicholson Oaks CellarsBargetto Pleasant ValleyAptos CreekNatal Monte VerdeStorrsAlfaro FamilySycamore CreekVinocruzEquinoxVineyardsJason-StephensBeauregard CavaMartin RanchArmida Wine BarHecker PassBonny DoonCopious WineryHillcrest TerraceMJA VineyardsOdonataPelican RanchSanta Cruz Mountain& Quinta CruzSilver MountainSones CellarsStorrs WineryTrout GulchVino Tabi84RegaleVINE HILLBURRELL SCHOOLLOMA PRIETAHUNTER HILLSilver MountainMAINE LAKE AVEUVAS RD.FortinoHECKER PASS RDRDClos LaChanceKirigin129GuglielmoCastilloʼs Hillside ShireMorgan Hills CellarsSolis152 SARAH’SVINEYARDI n c l u d i n g MONTEREY • CARMEL • CARMEL VALLEY • HOLLISTERSANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS • SALINAS • SANTA CLARA • LOS GATOSWATSONVILLERiver Run101SANTA TERESA156Creekview VineyardsSatori CellarsThomas KruseCasa de FrutaRapazzini25BOLSA RD.SAN FELIPE RD.SHORE RD.156FAIRVIEW RDTravelling 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 hrsTravelling from Santa CruzTOSACRAMENTOTO5MILESTRAVEL TIME(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 hrsSAN JUAN CANYON156UNION RDLeal EstateP a c i f i c O c e a nP a c i f i c O c e a nCIENEGA RDScheidA Taste of MontereyWine from the HeartCima CollinaGalante VineyardsMORGAN WINERY1BargettoPierce RanchBaywood Figge CellarsCellarsChateau SinnetVentanaBoëtè(Valley Hills)Los Laureles GradeTO SAN LUIS OBISPOANDSANTA BARBARACOUNTYHearst CastleCAC H AGUA RD.TASSARAJA RD68101NationalSteinbeckCenterA Tasteof MontereyMarilynRemarkWinesRIVER RD.Rancho CellarsChateauJulien G16 Heller EstatePessagnoJouillian Vineyards Talbott VineyardBoekenoogen Joyce Vineyards/Chateau ChristinaGeoris Otter CoveBernardusBoekenoogenChateau SinnetParsonageCARMELVALLEYRD.101HAHN ESTATE/SMITH & HOOKSycamore CellarsDe TierraARROYO SECOFOOTHILL RD.FOOTHILL RD.Paraiso VineyardsManzoniRay FranscioniWrathRD.Hobson146VentanaChaloneScheidDeRosePietra SantaCalera Wine Co.Enz FlintSummerayne LIMEKILNPinnaclesNationalMonument255TO SAN LUIS OBISPO ANDSANTA BARBARA COUNTY6246www.WineCountryThisWeek.com25


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTVisit Our Tasting RoomOpen Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 6pm45 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030(408) 358-4949 • flemingjenkins.comSpecial events for groups up to 40Visit Our Tasting RoomOpen Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 6pm45 W. Main Street, Los Gatos(408) 358-4949flemingjenkins.comSpecial events for groups up to 40www.WineCountryThisWeek.com63


MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKAbove It All: Views to Admire, Wines to InspireBy Laura NessThere is no more spectacular winery viewscape in all the SantaCruz Mountains than that of Loma Prieta. Named for the towering,often glowering Loma Prieta mountaintop that rises behind thewinery, Loma Prieta Winery is a fog and sun-drenched Mediterraneanoasis with views of the entire Pacific coastline, including a dramaticbird’s eye perspective of the Monterey Bay. From here, the city of SantaCruz lies sparkling against the Pacific Ocean, and you can see not onlythe Boardwalk, but the seafoam lines drawn by waves crashing on thebeach below.The beautiful patio off the tasting room is paved with limestoneand decked out with custom tables and benches, with plenty ofumbrellas for picnicking. Why not buy a bottle of delicious Pinot Noiror Viognier and relax here for a while? Listen to live music or enjoythe incomparably calming sounds of the Italianate fountain wherekids might delight in discovering little Corky the Whale mascotsbobbing amidst the bubbles. If you’re lucky, the winery mascot, aGerman short-haired pointer named Moe, will tempt you to play catchwith one of his rather scruffy looking doggie toys. Get him started andyou will be feeling like Tim Lincecum after a 10-inning game: this dogis wired to fetch, and loves to race up and down the vineyard rows insearch of tennis balls.Prefer to play bocce ball instead? There is not a court in the countywith such a lofty setting, or a more breathtaking vista. It is literally seton the edge of the mountain. You’ll be tempted to make this yourSunday afternoon hangout, especially on those crisp, fall days whenthe outdoor fireplace makes an ideal spot to warm your hands, andyour buns.Inside the well-appointed tasting room, which features the originalpainting that inspired the winery’s fanciful and charming label, youcan feast on an array of delicious bites, while you sample some of thefine wines this artisan producer turns out. Cozy up to a glass of SaveriaPinot Noir from a sunny vineyard in Corralitos: the winery has consistentlywon gold medals for wines from this vineyard in all the majorcompetitions across the country. One sip of this raspberry-strawberryfruit bomb laced with ginger and cinnamon and you’ll know why.But don’t stop there. If you like your Pinots more darkly mysterious,with a hint of forest and earth, the Estate Pinot will take youstraight to Burgundy. Be sure to check out what Deerly Departed, theParaiso Springsdeerhead above the fireplace mantel, is wearing. Winery Paraiso Vineyards co-ownerSpringsVineyardsAmy Kemp, takes great pride in keeping this deer festively decked outfor whatever the season. Now it’s time to vector towards the land ofrich Bordeaux: the Loma Prieta Cabernet and Merlot are both lush anddelicious.But without doubt, the piece de resistance is the Pinotage. A crossof Pinot Noir and Cinsault bred for cultivation in South Africa, thisspicy, racy wine is best described as Pinot on steroids. One sip andyou’ll be captivated. Loma Prieta is the only winery in the Santa CruzMountains to produce this wine, and the only vineyard to grow it. Ifyou find yourself a fan, join the Pinotage Only Wine Club: the firstand only one of its kind in California.The Loma Prieta tasting room is open Saturday and Sundays fromnoon to 5 p.m. You can visit Loma Prieta Winery at 26985 LomaPrieta Way, Los Gatos. Consult the website for directions: do not relyon your GPS, or you will find yourself starring in your own personalepisode of Lost. Call (408) 353-2950 for more information.TO MONTEREYTO MONTEREYBoekeoogenBoekeoogenPessagnoHAHNESTATESESTATESSMITHSMITH HOOKVINEYARDS& HOOKVINEYARDS(PAVED ROAD)FOOTHILLRIVER ROADWrathWrathRIVER ROAD6868MISSIONG16G16Marilyn Marilyn Remark RemarkGONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIEParaisoVineyards ParaisoVineyardsCOLONYPARAISOSPRINGS RDG17G17ARROYO SECOMAIN STREETTaste of MontereyTaste of MontereyGONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIE ROADDe TierraDe TierraTO SAN JOSETO SAN JOSE101101GonzalesLOS COCHESALTA STManzoniBlackstoneRay FranscioniSycamoreCellarsSycamoreCellarsVentanaVentanaARROYO SECO RDWALNUTSalinasSalinas101101GreenfieldGreenfieldScheidVineyardsScheidVineyards TOSAN LUISOBISPOTOSAN LUISOBISPOHOBSON AVEFRONT STSoledadSoledadEAST STMETZ ROAD146146King CityKing City64 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com(PAVED ROAD)FOOTHILLRIVER ROADRIVER ROADFORT ROMIEMISSIONCOLONYFORT ROMIE ROADPARAISOSPRINGS RDARROYO SECOLOS COCHESMAIN STREETALTA STARROYO SECO RDWALNUTHOBSON AVEFRONT STSALINASEAST STMETZ ROADChaloneVineyard ChaloneVineyard


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TOPLACERVILLEFIDDLETOWN RDTYLERCRKFRENCHCREEKLODE DRMTSHEEPHASSLERBARRDRANCHSIXRDIrishChatomColibriRidgedkcellarsVINEYARDVIEW80PASO ROBLES 117 158MONTEREY 72SAN JOSE599Sacramento124204 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 TAHOE58099LodiStockton49416885026AngelsCampAuburnJacksonSan Andreas49SierraFoothillsAVANorthYubaNevadaCity49El DoradoCaliforniaShenandoah ValleyPlymouth FairPlayFiddletownAmador City4WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SIERRA FOOTHILLS104882612379307231201181217231310199172115118420PlacervilleSutter CreekGrass ValleyMokelumne HillMurphysColumbia80204TO RENOSogno50ShingleSpringsTO SACRAMENTONevada CountySzaboVineyardsPennValleyTO TAHOEINDIAN SPRINGSCOMBIE RDSierra StarrWinery20McCOURTNEY RDSOUTHRIDGE IronMountainWineryPilot PeakWinerySPENCERVILLE RDNaggiar49ROSEMARYN. SHINGLE RDTOPLYMOUTHGOLD FORKCoufosCellarsGARDENBARGOLDMiningCampWineryMOTHERChevalierJONES BARROUGH & READYROUGH & READY HWYLIME KILNWOLFTOAUBURNLotusLOTUS RDHILL RD50Avanguardia WinesBITNEY SPRINGS RDADAMSONNEWTOWN RDMcCOURTNEY RD49El DoradoNevada City WineryKINGSWOODMAGNOLIA RDSPRINGSDavid Girard49COLDHighViewSynapse49MAINAltaSierraTYLER-FOOTE49Indian SpringsTasting RoomVenezioColomaGold HillPlacervilleMt. Aukum WineryMt. TOPLYMOUTHNEAL STMILL STOAK TREELA BARR MEADOWSSierra KnollsVineyard & WineryCEDARExit48QUARRYPLEASANTRAVINEBoa VistaBROAD STPINE STDOG BAR RDRDSPRING STMc KNIGHT EXITToogoodLeaf SingleFitzpatrickE16OMOPURDON RDCROSSINGMAINCOMMERCIALUNIONCOYOTESmith Vineyards& WineryDouble OakWineryNevadaCitySierra Starr Tasting RoomBurch HallLucchesi Tasting Room49 174Lucchesi Tasting Room20Solune Winegrowers174CARSON RDBoegerGrass ValleyWofford AcresCap LavaFentonHerriottChateauRodinVALLEYBUCKSNEWTOWN RDBLIND SHADY RDMT. OLIVE RDMontoliva Winery50BasinPleasantVista Sierra ValleyPERRYFAIRPLAYRDE1680StoneÕs ThrowCaminoMadronaHill HollyÕs BusbyCantigaUrsa VineyardsSomersetSpringsGraniteRanchShadowAUKUMVan der VijverLatchamChateauRoutonEl DoradoOaks SierraWindwalkerCreek PerryFair PlayCREEKNO. CANYONSNOWSLARSENParaViAurigaJodarMais FicaCrystalExit54Narrow GateSLUG GULCHFleur de LysOakstoneby the CreekWineryHomesteadBarkleyCharles B. MitchellMiraflores8820TOLAKETAHOETOCARSONPASS16TOSACRAMENTONuaDairWineryTanisVineyards124WILLOW CREEK RDTOSTOCKTONPlymouthOLD SACRAMENTO RD104Jacksonde la Terra RougeDomaineNoceto Vino49Convergence Vineyards49VineyardsTKCCellarsAmadorVilla ToscanoSerinidadStonehouseGables NineBantamJeff Runquist BrayYoungÕsRIDGE RDStory WineryVineyardsShenandoahBELL RDKarlyCellarsDrytownAmador CityKarmereBorjonDrivendÕOro TerraRidge SierraVineyardsDillianCooperC G Di Arie WineryBella PiazzaWilderotter5Amador Country Wine CellarSutter CreekScott HarveyCreek SutterTasting WineRenwoodDeaverOSTROMFoothill WineryAmadorSpinettaCharlesDobra ZemljaSHENANDOAHSobon Estate99219108FrenzLe Grand LapinIl GioielloFiddletownAvio VineyardsCEDARLAWRENCE12010849SierraFoothillsAVASonoraJamestown49TOLODIMiramont Estate Vineyards26DomaineBecquet12French Hill Winery49San Andreas49TO PLYMOUTHMokelumneHillStevenot26CalaverasMurphysRidgeLavenderMountainZuccaWineryHatcherBecquetDomaineTwisted Oak488 10488French HillWinery2649TOANDREASSANMariposaTOSTOCKTON4AngelsCampNewMelonesLakeBlack Sheep49MURPHYSRD GRADE4RANCHBeaux ChevauxModa Vina StevenotMAIN STFrogÕs ToothNewsome-HarlowSolomon Wine Co.IronstoneMILELaraineGerberTO SONORAE18MilliaireBriceStationAmadorTwisted OakBodegaSur delBroll Mtn.IndianRockColumbia


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNAPA VALLEYA Dozen Vintners – Tasting Room, 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 Open daily 10-5Acme Fine Wines– 1080 Fulton Ln, St. Helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5Adastra – 2545 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-4818Open by appointment onlyAetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675Open by appointment onlyAhnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071Open by appointment onlyAlpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley Rd, Napa; 707 963-6071Open by appointment onlyAmizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460Open by appointment onlyAmuse Bouche Winery – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814Open by appointment onlyAncien – Napa; 707 255-3908Open by appointment onlyAnderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600Open by appointment onlyANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 888 460-8463Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational ProgramsOpen daily 10-5Antica Napa Valley –3700 Soda Canyon, Napa; 707 257-8700Open by appointment onlyARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingOpen daily 10-5Ariel Vineyards – 1312 Town Center, Napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West Lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020Open by appointment onlyArns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429Open by appointment onlyARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-4:30Atalon – 3299 Bennett Lane, Calistoga; 1-800-224-4090 Open daily 11-5August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Open daily, 10:30-4:30Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 Sun-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10 to 9BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261Gift Items, Children & Pets OKOpen daily 10-4Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Open daily 10-5Barclay & Browning Wines – St. Helena; 707 963-3185Open by appointment onlyBarlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742Open by appointment onlyBarnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075Open by appointment onlyBeaulieu Vineyards – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Open daily 10-5BEAU VIGNE – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 947-7058 Mon-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774Open by appointment onlyBell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673Open by appointment onlyBENESSERE WINERY – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5BENNETT LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Open daily 10-5:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsBERINGER VINEYARDSCOME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-6:00Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-94632 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this adSave up to $252000 Main Street, St. Helena | www.Beringer.comBighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866Black Corden Vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860ACACIA VINEYARD – 2750 Las Amigas Road, NapaExplore Wine Country less traveled and experience the beauty of Acacia.Situated on a country lane with spectacular views of San Pablo Bay,Acacia is dedicated to producing award-winning, vineyard designate Pinot Noirand Chardonnay from some of the oldest vines in Carneros.Open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free)Fri-Sat 11-4 or by apptOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyBLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5Boeschen – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674Open by appointment onlyBouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Open daily 10:30-4Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-MidnightBourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366Open by appointment onlyBoyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353Open by appointment onlyBravante Vineyards – 300 Stone Ridge Rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552Open by appointment onlyBremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5411Daily 10-5 by appointmentBrown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2435Limited, by appointment only, closed SundaysBudge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley Rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280 By appointment dailyBuehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155Open by appointment onlyBuoncristiani Wine – P. O. Box 6946, Napa; 707 259-1681Open by appointment onlyBurgess Cellars –1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463Open by appointment onlyCade Winery – 360 Howell Mountain Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746Open by appointment onlyCafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. Helena; 707 963-7181Open by appointment onlyCain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616Open by appointment onlyCakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222Open by appointment onlyCalafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114Open by appointment onlyCaldwell – 270 Kreuzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Thu-Mon 10-5CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6Cardinale – Tasting Room, 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-2643 Open daily 10:30-5CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointmentsOpen daily 10-5CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommendedOpen daily 9:30-6Caymus Vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010Open daily by appointmentCeja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Open daily 12-6, Sat till 11Ceja Family Vineyards – 1016 Las Amigas Rd, Napa 707 255-3954Open by appointment onlyChappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136Open by appointment onlyCharbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 Open daily 10-4CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229 Open daily 10:30-5Charter Oak Winery – 831 Charter Oak Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2298Open by appointment onlyChase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284Open by appointment onlyChateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472Open by appointment onlyChateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Open daily 9:30-4Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Open daily 10-5Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. Helena; 707 968-0625 Mon-Fri 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sat-Sun by apptCliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Open daily 10-4CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Open daily 10:30-4:30Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-9100 Open Sat 10-4, Sun-Fri 11-4Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707Open by appointment onlyCorison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826Open daily 10-5 by appointmentCORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-4:30CORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 948-6512 Daily 10-6Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 Open daily 10-5:30Crane Family Winery – 1051 Borrette Lane, Napa; 707 259-0175Open by appointment onlyCrocker & Starr – St. Helena; 707-967-9111Open by appointment onlyCult Wine Central – Tasting Room, 40 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4:30Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Open daily 10-5Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Open daily 10-5Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 Open daily 10:30- 567


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDavid Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190Open by appointment onlyDel Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella Oaks Lane, Napa; 707 963-2805Open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134Open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134Open by appointment onlyDelectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252Open Mon-Fri by appointmentDiamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189Open by appointment onlyDOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moreOpen daily 10-6Domaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Open daily 10-5DOMINARINapa’s newest Classic!We invite you to come see our beautiful new space,and taste our stellar lineup of current releases, which featuressome of the Napa Valley’s most classic and sought after varietals.Open by appointment 7 days a week, 10 am to 4.30 pm620 Trancas Street, Napa | 707-226-1600 | Dominari.comDuckhorn Vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Open by appointment, 10-4Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Open daily 10-4:30Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463Open appointment by onlyEeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena; 707 337-5526Open daily 12-4 by appointment onlyEHLERS ESTATEJoin us in our historic stone building salon and beautiful olive grove.Tuesday thru Saturday, 11-4:30 – $25 for a current flight tastingEnjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points)All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.For reservations, call 707-963-59723222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena | For reservations, call 707.963.5972DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARDEST. 1860 - LESS THAN 400 CASES/YEAR PRODUCEDOld Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery.Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.Open Fridays and Mondays 11-4 and other days by appointment.825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidFultonWinery.comEl Molino Winery – St. Helena; 707 963-6021Weekdays, by appointment onlyElizabeth Rose – Poured at Cult Wine Central, 40 St. Helena Hwy,Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Open daily 10-6Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504Open by appointment onlyElyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Open by appointment only 10-5Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30ETUDESTOP IN AND SEE THE NEW TASTING ROOMWe invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.2 for 1 Tasting with this ad (Save up to $25)1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.comFailla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530Open by appointment onlyFalcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Open daily 10-5Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Open by appointment only 10-3Farella-Park – 2222 N. Third Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489Open by appointment onlyFleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Open daily 10-4Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Open daily 10-5Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723Open by appointment onlyFOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKFOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-Tue 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsFontanella Family – 1721 Partrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Open daily by appointment 10-4Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big Rock Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3900Open by appointment onlyFranciscan Vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 Open daily 10-5FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859Gift Items, Picnic AreaOpen daily 10-5Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 x107Open by appointmentFREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery ToursOpen Daily 10-5Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704Open by appointment onlyG Cook – 264 N. Fork Crystal Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7760Open by appointment onlyGargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770Open by appointment onlyGemella Wines – Napa; 707 261-9855Open by appointment onlyGirard Winery – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297; Open daily 10-6 Winery by appointment onlyGodspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766Open daily by appointmentGolden State Vintners – 401 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena; 707 963-2335 Daily 10-5Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Open daily 10-4:30Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-4437 Open by appointment only 10-5GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-2784Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food PairingsOpen daily 9:30-4:30Groth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290Open by appointment onlyGuffy – 1390 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 258-2532Open by appointment onlyGuilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059Open by appointment onlyGustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open 11-6 Mon-Wed; 11-8 Thu-Sat; Sun 11-5Haber Family Vnyds– 345 Pine Breeze Dr, Angwin; 914 804-9660Open by appointment onlyHAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursOpen daily 10-5Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700Open by appointment onlyHall St. Helena – 401 St. Helena Hwy So, St. Helena; 707 967-2620 Open daily 10-5:15Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760Open by appointmentHdV Wines – 588 Trancas St, Napa; 707 251-9121Open by appointment onlyHartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Open Wed-Sun 11-4Heitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Open daily 11-4:30Helena View Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956Open by appointment onlyHendry – 3104 Redwood Dr, Napa; 707 226-8320Open by appointment onlyHess Collection – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144 Open daily 10-5:30Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-6Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Open daily by appointment 10-4Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10-6Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Open daily by appointment only 11-4Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena; 707 963-2911Open by appointment onlyIlona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment onlyJ. Doran – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 925 418-5630 Open by appointmentJ. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Limited tours and tastings by appointment onlyJames Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905Open by appointment onlyJames Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646Open by appointment onlyJarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello Rd, Napa; 1-800-255-5280Open by appointment onlyJericho Canyon Vnyd –3322 Old Lawley Toll Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-9665 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pmOpen daily 10-6John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 First Street, Napa; 707 265-7711Open daily 10-2amJOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointmentBy appointmentLast tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children WelcomedOpen daily by appointment only 10-4Juicebox – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 707 254-1212 Open daily by appointment only 9-5Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment only68 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSKapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6849www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyFamily owned producer ofEstate Carneros Pinot Noir for 30 years.Visit our beautiful winery on the Silverado Trail in St Helenato taste Estate Pinot Noir, single-vineyard Petite Sirah anda variety of other classic and esoteric varietals.Open daily by appointment only, 11am to 4pm1001 Silverado Trail South, St. Helena • (707) 963-5667Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 259-5408 Daily by appointment 10-4:30KooLooLoo Vineyard – 1004 Clinton Street, Napa; 707 815-6510 Tue-Sun 12-6Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198Open by appointmentKuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9750Open by appointment onlyLadera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445Open by appointment onlyLaird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Open daily 10-5Lamborn Family Vnyds – Summit Lake Dr, Howell Mtn; 925 254-0511Open by appointment onlyLarkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Open by appointment only 10-4Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Open daily 10-5Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-6289Exclusive tastings by appoinment onlyLion's Run Wines – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 287-0273Open by appointmentLokoya – 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-1968Open by appointment onlyLong Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 Open daily 11-6Loos Family Wines – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 408 799-5938Open by appointmentLOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-6LUNA VINEYARDSThe first winery on the left heading north on the Silverado Trail. Enjoy thesalon-like atmosphere of this beautiful tasting room where you can sampleLuna Vineyards’ highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio andother varietals at the magnificent tasting bar. Private tours, along with tastingsin their gorgeous private reserve room, by appointment only.Open daily 10-5, 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Open daily 10-5Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Open daily 10-4MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 11-6Fri-Sat 11-9Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Sun 10-5Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 10-5Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490 Open by appointmentMason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 First St, Napa 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030Open by appointment onlyMcKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186Open by appointment onlyMERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Open daily 10-6:30Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKCall ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food PairingsMidsummer Cellars– 771 Sage Canyon Rd, Rutherford; 707 225-4367Open by appointment onlyMilat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Open daily 10-5:30Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 Open daily 11-5MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394Open by appointment onlyModus Operandi Cellars – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 530 219-6199Open by appointment onlyMONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-4:30Morey Cellars – Napa Call for information; 707 226-2348Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295Open by appointmentMount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993Open by appointment onlyMUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPAGift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursOpen daily 10-5, last seating 4:45MurphyVineyards – 395 Crane Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2516Open by appointment onlyNAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OKOpen daily 10-6Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011Open by appointmentNapa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710 Open daily 10-4Neal Family Vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800Open by appointmentNewton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000Open by appointmentNeyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8840Open by appointmentNichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentNickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 by apptNord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094Open by appointment onlyO’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898Open by appointment onlyOakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707-944-9665Open by appointmentOlabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open Mon-Sun 11-6OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Daily 10-5Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718Open by appointment onlyPage Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339Daily 10-6 (Closed Tuesdays)Page Wine Cellars – 520 California Blvd, #20, Napa; 707 944-2339Open by appointment onlyPalmaz Vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587Open daily by appointmentPaloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504Open by appointmentPaoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 Open by appointment Fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 SunParadigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683Open by appointmentParaduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890Open by appointmentPatz & Hall – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 Open Wed-Sun 10-4Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770Open by appointmentPedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 933-8352Open by appointment onlyPedras Wines – 5040 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 287-4925Open by appointment onlyPeju – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Open daily 10-6Peter Franus Wine Company – Napa; 707 945-0542Open by appointment onlyPheonix – 3175 Dry Creek Road, Napa; 877 374-6364By advance appointment onlyPina Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328 Open daily by appointment 10-4Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 Open daily 10:30-4:30PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Open daily 10-4Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by apptPorter Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 265-7980Open by appointment onlyPRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-PORT (7678)Children & Pets OKOpen daily 10:30-4:30Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949Open by appointmentProvenance – 1695 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-3633 Open daily 10:30-5:30Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601Open by appointmentQuixote – 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2659Open by appointmentRAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-3141Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursOpen daily 10-4RAZI WINERYNew tasting room in Napa Valley‘…taste our passion for wine in each style that we make.’Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirsSchedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm3108 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley • (707) 224-4299Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Open daily 10-5Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814Open by appointment69


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKReverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800Open by appointmentREYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Open daily 10-4:30Rios Wine – 1334-B Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1376 Open daily 10:30-6:30Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661Road 31 Wine Co – Napa; 707 649-1200Robert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555Open by appointmentOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 Imperial Way, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177Open by appointmentROBERT MONDAVI – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Open daily 10-4:30Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004Open by appointmentROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Open daily 10-5Wine & cheese pairing by appointment, daily 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25Fri, Sat & Sun by appointmentRound Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-877-963-9364By appointmentRubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Open daily 10-5Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025Rustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353Open Tues-Sat by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentRutherford Grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Open daily 10-4:30Rutherford Hill – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Open daily 10-5Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5251 Open daily 10-4:30Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Open daily by appointment 10-4Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889Open Mon-Sat by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentSawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 Open daily 10-4School House Vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240Open by appointmentSchramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Open daily by appointment 10-4Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882Sciandri Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 277-4999 x3Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentSEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. Helena Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 944-2945 Open daily 10:30-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsShafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2877Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentFri-Sun 10-5, Mon-Thu by appointmentOpen by appointment onlySilver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Open Mon-Sun 9-5Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Open daily 10-5Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569Fri & Sat 11-4, Thu-Tue by apptSilverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-1770 Open daily 10-5Sixteen by Twenty Wines – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860Sky Vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue Oak Lane, Napa; 707 812-4848Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8200Spelletich Cellars – 425 Gateway Rd W, Napa; 707 363-5757Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0134Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-4188Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentDaily 10am-10pmOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentST. CLEMENT“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”Two Years in a Row2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard TastingSave up to $252867 St. Helena North, St. Helena | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm707-265-5000 | www.stclement.comSt. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 Open daily 10-5:30St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463Open by appointmentSt. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Open daily 10-5Stags’ Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Open daily 10-4:30Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa; 1-800-395-2441By advance appointment onlyStagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198Open by appointmentStaglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477Open by appointmentSteltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272 Open daily 10:30-4:30STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKMon-Fri 10:30-5Sat-Sun 10-5Stoneheath Winery – Napa; 707 257-0701Open by appointmentStonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8Stony Hill Vineyard – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636Open Mon-Fri 9-5 by appt onlyStorybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310Open by appointmentSullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646Open daily 11-5 by appointmentSUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 10:30-4:30Summit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488Open by appointmentSUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500Open by appointmentTASTE AT OXBOW – 708 First Street, Napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-3593Open by appointmentTayson Pierce – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636By appointment onlyTeachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432Open by appointmentTedeschi Family Winery – 2779 Grant St. Calistoga; 707 337-5526Tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment onlyTerra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340Open by appointmentThe Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707Open by appointmentTofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, Calistoga; 707 942-6504Open by appointment onlyTom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267Open by appointmentToolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open daily 11-7Tournesol Wine – Napa; 707 694-6073Open by appointment onlyTrahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open daily 11-6Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Open daily 10-4:30Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027Open by appointmentTrespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804Open by appointmentTRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Open daily 10-5Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-1956 Open daily 11-7Truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153Open by appointmentTudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947Open by appointmentTulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064Open by appointmentTURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-4:30Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, Napa; 707 265-7750 Tue-Sat 11-5Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 Open Mon-Sat 9-4Ubuntu Annex – Tasting Room, 1130 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, Thu-Fri 12-7, Sat 11-7, Sun 11-6Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8V Madrone – 3199 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573Open by appointmentV Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 Open daily 10-7V. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave ToursOpen daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)70 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSVALLEY GATE VINEYARDS– 1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-8673 ext. 127 Open daily 10-5Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130Open daily 10-6 by appointmentVerismo Wines – 100 Rapp Ln, Napa; 707 944 WINE (9463)Open by appointment onlyViader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3816Open by appointmentVinRoc – Napa; 707 265-0943Open by appointmentVincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995Open daily 10-4:30 by appointmentVine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364Open daily 10-5 by appointmentVineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292Open by appointmentVineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963.9425Mon-Fri 10-2 by appointmentVintners Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Open daily 11-6Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485Open by appointment onlyVon Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 Open by appointment 10:30-4:30W. H. Smith– 1307 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B, Calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 11-6Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 Open daily 11-5Whetstone Wine Cellars – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 254-0600 Open by appointmentWhite Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516Open by appointmentWHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 800-963-9454 x 19Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting ToursOpen daily 10-5:45White Rock Vineyard – NapaOpen by appointment onlyWhitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707 942-0840Open by appointment onlyWilliam Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint Helena Hwy North, St. Helena; 707 963-6100Open by appointment onlyWilliam Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310Open daily11-5WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational ProgramsOpen daily 10-5WINE GARAGE – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30Wineries of Napa Valley – Tasting Room, 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 10-7:30, Sun 10-6Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798Open by appointment onlyWitt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046Open by appointmentX Winery – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522Open by appointment onlyYates Family Vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800Open daily by appointment onlyZ-52 – Poured at Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsOpen daily 10-4:30SONOMA COUNTYA. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Open by appointment onlyAcorn Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440Daily 11-5 by appointmentAdobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-7967Open by appointment onlyOpen daily 11-7Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 431-1174Open by appointment,ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 707 433-9154Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Open daily 10-5Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Open daily 11-4:30Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 Open daily 11-4:30Alegria Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440Daily 11-5 by appointmentANABA WINES – 60 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Open daily 10:30-5:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmArchipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 Open daily 11-5ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 11-5Arnot-Roberts – Healdsburg; 707 820-1383Open by appointment onlyArrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Open daily 10-4:30www.WineCountryThisWeek.comAtascadero Creek – 4114 Ross Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040By appointment onlyBalletto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-4B. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine PairingsB Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalBartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091Open by appointment onlyBella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30Benovia Winery – 339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4441By appointment 9am - 5pm dailyBenziger Family Winery – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Open daily 10-5Bevin Cellars – 3900 Matanzas Creek Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 332-2918Open by appointment onlyBoisset Taste of Terroir – 320 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5, Thu-Sat 10:30-9Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Open daily 10-4:30Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter)Bradford Mountain – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Rd; Glen Ellen 707 933-1726Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalBy appointmentBuena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1266 Open daily 10-5C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Open daily 11-5Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Open daily 11-6Captûre – Healdsburg; 707 395-0457Open by appointment onlyCarol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Open by appt, 11-4Cass Winery – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Cellar Door – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6Cellar No. 8 – Poured at Asti Winery, 26150 Asti Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 800-838-4306 Open daily 10-4CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Open daily 11-6Chasseur – Sabastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only Fri 10 & 2Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-9011CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERYVOTED ‘BEST TASTING ROOM’Enjoy Acclaimed Gardens • Gourmet Picnic Fare • Wines by the Glass2 for 1 Tasting in the Visitor Center with this ad8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwoodwww.ChateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572Christie Vineyards – 851 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg; 707 431-0662Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by apptBy appointment onlyCHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Open daily 11-5Picnic AreaChronicle Wines – P. O. Box 1854, Sonoma; 707-255-5862 ext 120Clarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyCLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 Open daily 10-6Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food PairingsClos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Open daily 10-4:30Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841Open by appointment onlyCollier Falls – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Copain Wines – 7800 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-8822Corda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalOpen Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt.Open by appointment onl71


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKD & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow Ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826Open daily by appointmentD’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 Daily 11-5 Summer, 11-4 winter; tours availableDark Horse – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmDashe Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Da Vero – 106 Matheson Street, Plaza Farms, Healdsburg; 707 431-8000Open daily by appointmentDavid Coffaro – 7485 Dry Creek Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-9715 Open daily 11-4David Noyes – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Davis Family Vnyds – 52 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3858Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentDe La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711Open daily 11-4:30, Mon-Fri by apptDe Loach Vineyards – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 Open daily 10:30-5DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-2000Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKOpen daily 10:30-5Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 Open daily 10:30-4:30Dehlinger – 4101 Vine Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378Jan-Aug by appointment, Fridays onlyDel Carlo Winery – 4939 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1036Open by appointment onlyDeux Amis – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7945Open by appointment onlyDowntown Wines – 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Daily 11-6DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Open daily 11-5:30, Tue seasonalDry Creek Vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Open daily 10:30-4:30Duchamp Estate – 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6665Open by appointment onlyDutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852By appointment onlyDUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursOpen daily 11-5Dutton Estate – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 Grevenstein Highway North, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 Open daily 10-4:30Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 857-1529 Open daily 10:30-5:30Emeritus Vineyards – 2500 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 707 823-4464Winery tour only by appointmentEmtu Estate Wines – 6111 Van Keppel Rd, Forestville; 707887-1239Open by appointmentEnkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6Ensuenos – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmEric K. James – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560Friday-Sunday 12-5:30 or by appointmentERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525Also poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Thu-Mon 11-5Open daily 11am-6pmEverett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 Open daily 10-5F. Teldeschi – 3555 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma Hwy. 12; 707 833-4444 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-Feb Closed Tu-WeFAVERO VNYDS – 3939 Lovall Valley Rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Open by appointment onlyWed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalFERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6700Gift items. Call ahead for winery tours and wine pairings. Groups by appointment.Open daily 10-5FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD113 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2222 Tue-Sun 11-6Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Open daily 10-5Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview Rd, Cazadero; 707 847-3661Open by appointmentFolk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Open daily 10-4:30Forth Vnyds – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Forth Vnyds – 2335 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0553Open by appointmentFoyt Family Wines – poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 10-572Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Open daily 11-5Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery Rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756Open by appointment onlyFreestone Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Thur-Mon 11-5Friendly Dog Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers Fri)FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsOpen daily 10:30-4:30Gallo Family Vineyards – Tasting Room: 320 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2458 Open daily 10-6Garden Creek Ranch– 2335 Geysers Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-8345Open by appointment onlyGary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707 473-2909 Open daily 10:30-4:30Geyser Peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, 22281 Chianti Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-2500 Open daily 10-5GlenLyon Vnyds – Glen Ellen; 707 484-0077GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5Gofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale Road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801Open by appointment onlyGöpfrich – 7564 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1645Open by appointmentGourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-Thu 11-7Graton Ridge – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Fri-Mon 10-4:30GRIEVE FAMILY – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalGrove Street – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville; 707 433-2371Sat 10-4 or by apptGundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma Open daily 11-4:30Hanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-43105353 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371Open daily 10-4Open daily 10-4Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860Open by appointment onlyHartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-1756 Open daily 10-4:30Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 573-8711 Open daily 10:30-5HAUCK CELLARS – 223 Center St, Healdsbug; 707 473-9065 Open Thu-Mon 11:30-5, Fri & Sat til 7Hawkes Wine – 6734 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295Thu-Mon 10-5, Tue-Wed by appointmentHawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 Open daily 12-7Hawley Wines – 36 North Street, Healdsburg; 707 473-9500 Open daily 11-6Haywood Winery – 18000 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020Open by appointment onlyHeintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852By appointment onlyHighway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Open daily 10:30-5:30Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by apptHomewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Open daily 10-4Hook and Ladder – 2027 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 546-5712 Open daily 10-4:30HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6491Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 938-7622 Thu-Sun 11-6IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalImagery Estate – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30Inman Family – 3900 Piner Road, Santa Rosa; 707 395-0689Fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360E Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open daily 11-4:30Iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 10-3:30J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekendsJ Rickards Winery – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Tue-Sat 11-4J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 10-5:30Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Open daily 11-5John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0123Open by appointment onlyJordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250Open by appointment onlyJoseph Swan Winery – 2916 Laguna Rd, Forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSKachina – 4551 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 332-7917Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street E, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen 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 ToursKeller Estate – 5875 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 Thu-Sun 11- 4:30KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsKENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Open daily 10-5Children & Pets OKKenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Open daily 10-4:30Kokomo – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0200 Open daily 11-4:30Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Open daily 10-5Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755Open by appointment onlyKunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 Open daily 10:30-4La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, Healdsburg; 707 431-9400 Open daily 10:30-5:30Lago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-2999 Open daily 10-4:40Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209Open by appointment onlyLandmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10:30-4:30LARSON FAMILY – 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma; 707-938-3031 Open daily 10-5Poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 11-6Laurel Glen – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pm, Tue by apptLEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsLeonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 352 262-0963Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by apptLimerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Open daily 10-5Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Thu-Mon 11-4:30Littorai Wines – 788 Gold Ridge Rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586Locals Tasting Room – Corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707-857-4900Longboard Vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473Open by appointment onlyOpen daily 11-6, Tue by apptWed-Sat, Mon 11-6, Sun 11-5 (closed Tue)LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Open daily 11-5Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery ToursLynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 Open daily 10-5MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyMacrae Family – at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480Sat 11-4:30 or by appointmentMADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052Fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-Thur by appt– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalMarimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Open daily 11-4MARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMartinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 Open daily 10-5Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1909Open by appointment onlyMatanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 Open daily 10-4:30MATRIX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804 Open daily 10-5Mayo Family – 13101 Arnold Drive @ Highway 12, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Open daily 10:30-6:30Mayo Family Reserve Room – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Open daily 10:30-6:30Mayo Family – at The Cellar Door, 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKMEADOWCROFT FAMILY – poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 10-6Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707431-8845 Open daily 10-5Meeker Vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Open daily 10:30-6Mercury Geyserville – 20120 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-9870 Thu-Mon 11-7Merriam Vnyds – 11650 Los Amigos Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4032 Open daily 10-5Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427Open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommendedOpen by appointment onlyMietz Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Open daily 10-5Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry Creek R Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-9499MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 Lytton Springs Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-4320Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyMOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5499 Open daily 11-4:30Mounts Family – 3901 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 292-8148Open by appointment onlyMueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Fri-Sun 11-5Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Open daily 10:30-5:30Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 942-6180Nalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040Open by appointment onlySat 12-5, Sun & Fri by apptNicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Open daily 10-6Novy Family – 980 Airway Ct, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Open by appointment daily 10-3Occidental Road Cellars – 707 874-9401 Open Sat 1-4Optima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222Open by appointment onlyOrchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5Owl Ridge – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148Open by appointment onlyPalmeri – Poured at Terroirs Artisan Wines, 21001 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 Open daily 11-4:30PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-WINE Open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursPARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open daily 11-6Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKParmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020Open by appointment onlyPassalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Open daily 11-5Pasterik Vnyd – 3491 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4655Pastori Winery – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879MOONDANCE CELLARSFormerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars producessmall lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured bythe winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery.Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)Jack London Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen | 11-5 Thursday-Monday707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com The Pup is always welcomeOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyPedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Open daily 10-4:30Pellegrini Family – 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244 Open daily 10:30-4:30Pendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732Peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 No, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyPeterson – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Bldg #7, Healdsburg; 707-431-7568 Sat-Sun 11-4:30Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311Open by appointment73


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPezzi King Vnyds – Old Roma Station, 412 Hudson St , Healdsburg; 707 431-9388Open by appointment onlyPortalupi – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Porter Creek – 8735 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6321 Open daily 10:30-4:30Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Open daily 11-4:30Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 Open daily 11-5RH – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Ravenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4365 Open daily 11-5Richardson Winery – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6Ridge Vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 Open daily 11-4 Sum; Fri-Sun till 5River Road Vnyds – 5220 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130Open by appointment onlyRoadhouse Winery – 107B W. North Street, Healdsburg; 707 922-6362 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sun 12-7Robert Hunter – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6Robert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood Rd, Fulton; 707 578-1601 Thu-Mon 10-4Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Open daily 10-4:30Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903Open by appointment onlyRoche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma Open daily 11-6Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305Thu-Mon 11-4, Tue-Wed by apptRocking Z – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Open daily 10-5ROESSLER – 380 First St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 Open daily 11-6Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Thur-Sun 12-6Rued – 3863 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1569 Open daily 11-4:30Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser Rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 Open daily 10-4Russian River Vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Open daily 11-5Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138Saini Vineyards – 918 Ridge View Dr; Healdsburg; 707 799-0272Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlySapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 Thurs-Mon 11-4:30Saracina/Atrea – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmSAUSAL WINERY – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Open daily 10-4Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992 Open daily 11-5SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic AreaSEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 Open daily 10-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSebastopol Vineyards – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5Seghesio Winery – 14730 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Open daily 10–5Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Open daily 11-5Sheldon – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755Sat-Sun 2-7 or by apptSiduri Wines – 980 Airway Dr, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 942-7026ROOTS IN SONOMAA wine tasting experience where the roots run deep.LARSON FAMILY WINESMEADOWCROFT FAMILY OF WINESLocated 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. • 707-934-4090Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by apptSimi Winery – 16275 Healsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-6981 Open daily 10-5SL Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Sojourn Cellars –141 E. Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753Daily 10-5 by appointmentSONOMA-CUTRER – Windsor, 707 528-1181 By appointment only, Thu-Mon 11-4SONOMA-ENOTECA – 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue hours seasonalSonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Pealuma; 707 769-5203 Mon-Sat 12-5Souverain – At historic Asti, 26150 Asti Post Office Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery ToursSt. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674Open daily 9-5 by appointmentStaley – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Starlite Vineyards – 5511 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 431-1102 Open daily 11-5Stephen & Walker – 243 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8749 Open daily 10-6Stonestreet Alexander Mountain – 7111 Highway 128; 707 473-3333; Healdsburg Open daily 10-5Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Open daily 10:30-5Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda Rock Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7745Open by appointment onlySUNCÉ WINERY – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Open daily 10:30-5Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4Talty – 7127 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8438Tara Bella – 3701 Viking Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 544-9049Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyTeira Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8031 Open daily 11-5Three Alarm – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833Mon-Fri 12-8, later on weekendsThumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Open daily 11-6. Fri & Sat 11-7Tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430Fri-Sun 11-4, Mon-Thu by apptToad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 Open daily 10:30-5:30TOPEL – Tasting Room in Healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 Open daily 11-7Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food PairingsTRENTADUE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Open daily 10-5Tres Hermanas – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Thur-Sun 10-5Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 Open daily 10-5Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5590Open by appointment onlyValley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Open daily 10-4:30Vérité – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800 273-0177Open by appointment onlyViansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Open daily 10-5Vintners Signatures –4001 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 857-3300 Open daily 10:30-5Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 River Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-5166VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARSOur wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Roomor through our Wine Club Enoteca.We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.9077 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood • Open Daily 10am-5pm707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.comOpen by appointment onlyWellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Open daily 11-5Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Thur-Mon 11-5White Oak Vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-8429 Open daily 10-5Williamson – 134 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-1500 Open daily 11-774 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSWILSON – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWindsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 Hillview Rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen by appointment onlyWine Tree Farm – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Woodenhead – 5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 887-2703 Open Thu-Mon 10:30-4:30Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8511Fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointmentXYZin – Poured at Geyser Peak, 22281 Chianti Rd, Healdsburg; 707 857-2500 Open daily 10-5Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open daily 11-4:30NORTH CENTRAL COASTAhlgren Vineyard – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 800 338-6071Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Road, Corralitos; 831 728-5172Aptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680Sat 12-4 or by appointmentSat 12-5 or by appointmentOpen by appointment onlyArmida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, Capitola; 831 462-1065 Open daily 11-6Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 Open daily 12-5Beauregard – 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-WINE Open daily 11-5Big Basin Vnyds – 830 Memory Ln, Boulder Creek; 831 621-8028Open by appointment onlyBig Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 831 621-8028 Thu-Mo 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentOpen daily 12-closeOpen by appointment onlyBURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Open Thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKByington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Open daily 11-5Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Open daily 11-4:30Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Open daily 9-6Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Wed-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10, Mon 4-10, Tue 4-12Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977Cinnabar – 23000 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-5858Open by appointment onlySpecial events and by appointment onlyClos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 800 ITS-WINE Open daily 11-5Clos Tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235Open by appointment onlyCOOPER-GARROD – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, ToursCopious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa Cruz; 831 425-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5Creekview Vineyards – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534Open by appointmentCreekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointmentDomenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443By appointment onlyEquinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611Some Sat, call for appointmentFLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Tue-Sun 12-6Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Children WelcomeFlint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986Open by appointment onlyFortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10-5Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133Open by appointment onlyHeart’s Fire – 165 Cristich Lane, Unit K, Campbell; 1st Sun of the month 1-4Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 9-5Hillcrest Terrace – 429B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-1500HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointmentSat-Sun 11-4 or by apptJ. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Open daily 10-5Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Open Daily 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 Open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551La Honda – 2645 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City; 650 366-4104Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyLa Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Open daily 10-5Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Open daily 11-5LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950Sat-Sun 12-5 or by apptMartin Ranch – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Open third weekend of each month 12-4Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777Open by appointment onlyMJA Vineyards – 328A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 421-9380 Thu-Sun 12-6Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938Open 3rd Sat-Sun or by appointmentMorgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Fri-Sun 12-5Mount Eden Vnyds – 22020 Mr. Eden Rd, Saratoga; 409 867-5832x10Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821Muns Vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071Open by appointment only, tours, no tastingOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentSpecial events & by appointmentOdonata – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5Osocalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-0172Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyWed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment onlyPelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478Sat 11-4, Sun by appointmentSummer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4, Winter by appointmentSat-Sun 12-5 or by apptRapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 Open daily 10-5Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500Sat-Sun 12-5:30 or by appointmentRidge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 Summer Sat-Sun 11-5, Winter Sat-Sun 11-4River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244Open by appointment onlySat 11-4:30 or by appointmentSanta Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Open daily 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursSatori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Open daily 11-5Silver Mountain – off Old San Jose-Soquel Rd Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278Sat 12-4 by appointmentSilver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Thu-Sun 12-5Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Open daily 12-5Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552 Fri-Sun 12-5Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Open daily 12-5Summerayne – Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638Open by appointment onlySycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-575


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Thu-Mon 12-5Team Zin – 830-3 Jury Court, San Jose; 408 445-25081st Sun of the monthTestarossa Vineyards – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Open daily 11-5Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Tue-Sun 12 -5Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa Cruz; 831 471-2705Open by appointment onlyVinocruz – Abbott Square on Cooper Street, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6VINE HILL – 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436Open third weekend each month 12-5 & special eventsVino Tabi – 334C Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426 1809 Mon-Tue by appt, Wed-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5Windy Oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463 Sat, Apr-Oct 12-4Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain Rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144Zayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992CARMEL VALLEYOpen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentBernardus – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Open daily 11-5Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Open daily 11-5Boëté at Valley Hills Tasting Rm – 7156A Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Summer 12-6 daily, Winter 12-5Cima Collina – San Carlos, between Ocean & 7th, Carmel; 831 620-0645 Thur-Mon 11- 6Galante Vineyards – between Ocean & 7th, Dolores; Carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6Georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Open daily 11-5Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Open daily 11-6Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Open daily 11-5Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 Fri-Sun 11-5MORGAN WINERY – 204 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel; 831 626-3700 Open daily 11-6Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Wed-Sun 11-5Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Open daily 11-5:30Rancho Cellars – 26340 Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel; 831 625-5646 Mon-Sat 11-6Talbott Vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Open daily 11-5MONTEREY WINERIESA Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 Cannery Row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Open daily 10-6Bargetto Winery – 700 Cannery Row Suite G, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Open daily 11-6Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Open daily 12-6Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149Open by appointment onlyMon-Fri by appointment onlyPierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 Thu-Mon 11-6:30Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831-6569463 Open daily 11-7Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Open daily 11-5Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 Open daily 10-6SALINAS VALLEYA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Fri 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549Chalone Vineyards – Stonewall Canyon Rd (Hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176Open by appointment onlySat-Sun 11:30-5, weekdays by apptOpen by appointment onlyHAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-Fri 11-4Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 11-4Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 11-5Ray Franscioni – 132720 River Road; Gonzales; 831 455-1096Open by appointment onlyScheid Vineyards – 1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 Open daily 11-5Ventana Vineyards – 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5Wrath Wines – 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 Thu-Mon 11-4:30LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESBarra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069Open daily11-8Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7Brassfield Estate – 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in WinterBreggo Cellars – 11001 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Open daily 11-5Brutocao Cellars – 7000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily 10-6Ceago Del Lago – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill Creek Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146Open by appointment onlyClaudia Springs – 1810 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Summer: Fri-Mon 11-5; Winter Fri-Sun 11-5Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs Rd. N., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651May-Oct, Fri-Sun 11-5pm or by apptDuncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1129Open by appointment onlyEden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 Open by appointmentElke Vineyards – 12351 Hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045Open by appointment onlyEsterlina – 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo; 707 895-2920Open by appointment onlyFetzer Vineyards – Hwy 175, Hopland; 707 744-1250 Open daily 9-5Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Fri-Mon 10-4:30Frey – 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5177Mon-Frid 10-5, by appointmentGermain-Robin – P. O. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314Open by appointment only Mon-FridGoldeneye Winery – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Open daily 11-4Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707 744-8466 Open daily 10-5Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 10-5Guiseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401School Way, Redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 Open by appointment onlyHandley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2190 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 E. State Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-9400 Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5Horne – 2200 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069Open weekends 10-6, weekdays by appt.Husch Vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3216 Open daily 10-5JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 877-462-0666 Open daily 10-5Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995By apptLangtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Open daily 11-5Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 Open Fr-Mo 11-4:30Le Vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304Open by appointment onlyLolonis Vineyards – 1905 Rd D, Redwood Valley; 707 485-7544Open by appointmentLonder Vineyards – 14051 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-3900 Thu-Mon 11-5Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 Ell River Rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 WINE (9463)Open by appointment 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 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 10-576 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSMcNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Open daily 10-5Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Open daily 10-5Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 800-564-2582Monte Lago Winery – Clear Lake, 510-599.LAGOwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen daily10-5Open by appointment onlyMoore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 Fri - Sun 11-5Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213By apptNavarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Open daily 10-5Noggle Vineyards & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319Oster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOpen by appointmentPacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Open daily 11-5Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 707 463-5357 Open daily 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – Call for an appoinment on weekends, 707 489-2303Ployez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Open daily 11-5Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Mon-Tue 12-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30, Sun 11-5Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1671 Open daily 10-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5Shed Horn Cellars – Socrate Mine Road, Middletown; 707 987-4716Silversmith Vineyards – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196By apptSat-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentSix Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30Sol Rouge – P.O. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213By apptOctober-March 10-5 Daily, April-September 10-6 DailySteele Wines – 4350 Thomas Drive, Lakeport; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5Terrill Cellars and Tuscan Village – 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake; 707 252-8444 Daily 10-4pToulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Open daily 11-5Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Nice; 707 274-9373 Open daily 10-5Weibel Family Winery and Vineyards – 13300 Buckman Dr., Hopland; 707 744-2200 Open Daily 10-5Whaler Vineyards – 6200 E Side 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 Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 Open Daily 10-5Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKSUISUN VALLEYBlacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptBlue Victorian Vineyards – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., Fairfield; 707 422-8025 Daily 10-5King Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptLedgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy Road, Suisun City; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopTenbrink Vineyards – 4185 Chadbourne Road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334Suisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptSat & Sun 12-5 or by apptThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appVezer Family Tasting Room – 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield; 707 429-3958 Daily 10-5Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopTours & tasting by appointment onlyThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptWooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 10-5YOLO COUNTYBerryessa Gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 Mon-Sat 12-4Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Thurs-Sat 4:30-8:30Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 Hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110Sat-Sun 12-5, Mon-Fri by appointmentOpen 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 11-5Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-5tSatiety Vineyards – 40101 County Rd 25A, Woodland; 530 661-0680 Mon-Fri 7-6, Sat-Sun 11-6Solomon Wine Co. – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Three Wine Company– poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 707 933-9752 Wed-Sun 11-5Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Fri-Sun 11-5Turkovich Family Wines– 304 Railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 Thu&Sun 12-5, Fri&Sat 12-9BAY 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 11-4:30Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510 304-0914Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 452-1800Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentThu-Sun 12-6, Mon by apptDeer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Fri-Sun 11-5Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo Road, Livermore; 925 584-6494Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointmentel Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Fri-Sun 12-5Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Sat-Sun 12-5Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Fri-Sun 12-5GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsHidden Creek – 5937 Graham Ct, Suite B, Livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE Thu-Sun 12-6La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Open daily 12-4Las Positas Vineyards – 682 Pinnacle Pl, Livermore; 925 989-0857 Sat-Sun 12-5Lavish Laines Winery – Tasted at Good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, Livermore; 925 321-0373 Fri-Sun 11-5Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Wed 4-9, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE Sat-Sun 12-5Marr Cellars – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-524837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment onlyMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-6Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco Rd, Livermore; 925 294-8647 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Occasio – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Fri-Sun 12 to 577


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPage Mill– 1960 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 456-767612-4:30 Fri-Sunday & by appointmentRed Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5:30Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 408-209-9498 Fri-Sun 12-5Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Open daily 12-4:30Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Thu-Sun 11-4:30Tamas Estate – 5489 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Open daily 12-4:30Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Fri-Sun 12-5Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 Open daily 11-4:30Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Open daily 11-6:30Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Thu-Mon 12-4:30Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411CONTRA COSTA COUNTYBloomfield Vnyd– 633 First Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900Open by appointmentViano VineyardsWed-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pmOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentHannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette; 925 283-1245New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley Road, Martinez; 925 366-8463Odisea Wine Co. – 963 Redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, Concord; 925 771-7107Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentSat 12-4 or by appt.Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Parkmon Vineyards – 55 Laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook Court, Walnut Creek; 925-988-9463Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord; 925 219-2279Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 Elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465LODI/WOODBRIDGEOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentSat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.Open by appointmentWed-Mon 9-5pmAbundance Vnyds –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Open daily 11-6Akin Estates – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8115 Wed. Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Thu-Sun 11-5Boitano Family – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 286-1595 Fri-Sun 12-5Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at Clements Ridge, 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 334-4338 Fri-Sun 11-5Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 Open daily 12-5Bota Box – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30Brazin – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30Brice Station – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-5280 Sat-Sun 12-5CellarDoor – 21 N. School Street, Lodi; 209 339-4394 Tue-Wed 12-6, Thu-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5Chocoholics Divine Desserts – 18819 E. Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3320 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-6Clements Ridge – 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3850 Sat-Sun 11-5Cosentino Winery – 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8014 Open daily 10-5:30d‘Art Wines – 13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi; 209 334-9946 Fri-Sun 12-5Dancing Coyote – 3125 E Orange St., Acampo; 800 958-8524 Fri-Sun 11-5Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School St., Lodi; 209 366-2634 Tue-Wed 7-6, Thu-Fri 7-9, Sat 8-9, Sun 9-3Delicato Family – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30Fog Head Wines – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30Gnarly Head – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30Gnaughty Vines – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30Gnekow Family Winery – 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Open daily 11-5Grady Family – tasted at Woodbridge Uncorked, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6Grand Amis – 115 North School Street, Suite 5, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Fri-Sun 1-5Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat 11-5, Sun 12:30-5Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Thu-Sun 12-5Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5Housley’s Century Oak – 22211 Lower Sacramento, Acampo; 209 334-3482Sat 12-4 or by apptIrony – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 Daily 12-5La Vida Dulce – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3966 Fri-Sun 11-5LangeTwins Winery – 1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo; 209 334-9780Open by appointment onlyLobo Loco Wines – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 916 687-4767 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 2545 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 365-0261 Open daily 10-5Lodi Wine Cellars/Benson Ferry – 112 Pine St., Lodi; 209 365-6622 Tues-Thu 3 -9, Fri-Sun 3-12Loredona – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 Thu-Sun 12-4:30M2 Wines – 1376 East Turner Road Suite D, Lodi; 209 339-1071 Fri-Sun 11-5Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 Thu-Mon 11-5Maley/Weibel – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-9463 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368Fri-Sun11-5McCormack Williamson – 3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 Fri-Sun 11-5Michael~David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Open daily 10-5Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3860Open by appointment onlyMokelumne Oaks – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 339-1108 Thu-Sun 12-5Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12 (Victor Road), Lodi; 209 369-4758 Daily 10-5Omega Cellars – 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Wed-Sun 10-5Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Thu-Sun 12-5Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Sat-Sun 11-5Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent Road, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Sat-Sun 12-4Spenker Winery – 17303 N. De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt onlySt. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646Open by appointment onlySt. Jorge Winery – 22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo; 209 365-0202 Fri-Sun 11-5Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3314 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-6Stone Garden – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 728-1483 Fri-Sun 12-6The Coliseum – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 747-7733 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri-Sun 11-6Twisted – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Open daily 11-5Viaggio Estate & Winery – 100 E. Taddei Rd., Lodi; 209 368-1378 Fri-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6Vicarmont Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Sat-Sun 12-5Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Thu-Mon 12-5Vino Piazza – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 800-939-2566 Open daily 12-5Watts – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5Woodbridge Uncorked – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6WOODBRIDGE – 5950 Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 Open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by ApptFor corrections, deletions or additions, sendan email to info@winecountrythisweek.com78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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