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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCouples Mud Bath$54 PER PERSONThis hour couples treatmentincludes the mud bath, mineralbath, and blanket wrap.VALID EVERY DAY EXC. SAT. AND HOLIDAYPERIODS. REGULAR PRICE IS $85 PP.MENTION CODE "WCM" TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT.SAVE$62Spa GetawayOvernight stay any Sun.-Thur.in a superior room plusSAVE mud baths & 1/2 hour$160 massages for two – $299.REGULARLY $459. EXCLUDES HOLIDAY PERIODS.MENTION CODE "WCS" TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT.Calistoga Mud Baths for CouplesFor over 100 years, people have come to Calistoga to enjoy the mud baths and hot springs.At Golden Haven, couples can experience mud baths and massages togetherin private treatment rooms. Come for the day and relax in our hot springs poolor book a Spa Getaway and stay overnight in one of our affordable rooms.V1713 LAKE STREETCALISTOGA(707) 942-8000www.goldenhaven.comLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!3


TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKO N T H EC O V E R 32Wine Country Passport WeekendW I N E R YF E A T U R E 20Merryvale VineyardsW I N E M A K E RP R O F I L E 28Chateau St. Jean’sMargo Van StaaverenT A S T I N G R O O MO F T H E W E E K 36Peju Province Winery4 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | TABLE OF CONTENTSM A Y 1 8 , 2 0 1 2 – I S S U E 2 0 – V O L U M E 3 1ON THE COVERWine Country Passport Weekend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6WINE COUNTRY NEWSNorthern California Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYSOvernight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-45Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-59Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Downtown Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-59Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59Play Winemaker for a Day at Our Bottle Blending Day CampWork with one of our winemakers to create your ownpersonal cuvée from 4 barrel samples. Bottle, cork &label your wine to take with you the same day.24-hour advance notice is required.2332 Silverado Trail, Napa CA 94558 www.juddshill.com 707-255-2332Tasting room is open daily by appointment from 10-4pm for friendly, seated tastingsMENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60LIVERMORE VALLEY Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62TREASURE ISLAND Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES . . 64-66Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-78Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW5


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSpecial CouponsNAPA VALLEY• ANDRETTI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 5• BALDACCI VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting with ad 23• BERINGER VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting in the Rhine House w/ad 23• CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS Special price on tours and tastings 5• CALISTOGA BALLOONS Spring Fling package 45• ETUDE WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 25• GOLDEN HAVEN Discounts on Couples Mud Bath/Spa Getaway 3• HAGAFEN CELLARS Free tasting for 2 with ad 4• JELLY BELLY 20% off purchase with ad 31• JESSUP CELLARS Tasting fee waived with purchase 43• LOUIS M. MARTINI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 35• OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER $1 off with ad 45• PINK MANSION 15% off with ad at check-in 45• REATA 2 for 1 tasting with ad 4• RUTHERFORD HILL WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad BACK PAGE• ST. CLEMENT WINERY 2 for 1 tasting 7• ST. SUPÉRY Extra Library Selection, see ad 7• STAGECOACH EXPRESS Complimentary shipping box 38• SUMMERS WINES 15% discount with ad 44• TURNBULL WINE CELLARS 2 for 1 tasting with ad 19• WILLIAM HILL 2 for 1 tasting with ad 27SONOMA COUNTY• ALDERBROOK WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 50• ARROWOOD WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 55• BALLETTO VINEYARDS Complimentary tasting with ad 49• CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS Special price on tours and tastings 5• CELLARS OF SONOMA 2 for 1 tasting with ad 47• CHATEAU ST. JEAN 2 for 1 tasting with ad 56• ERIC K JAMES VINEYARDS Upgrade reserve tasting 57• FERRARI-CARANO 2 for 1 Classic Wines tasting with ad 72• FRITZ WINERY Mention ad for $5 off wine tasting 48• INN AT THE TIDES Special package rates 31• KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY 2 for 1 Reserve Tasting with ad 31• LEDSON WINERY & VINEYARDS Mention ad for upgraded tasting 59• MARTIN RAY WINERY 15% discount with ad 49• MATANZAS CREEK 2 for 1 tasting with ad 53• R2 Complimentary upgrade reserve library tasting 57• RODNEY STRONG Complimentary tasting/20% discount with ad 50• VIANSA WINERY 2 for 1 tasting & 10% off purchase with ad 55BAY AREA: TREASURE ISLAND/LIVERMORE• BODEGA WINE ESTATES Complimentary tasting for 2 with ad 63• MacGRAIL VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting with ad 62SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES• HAHN WINERY Complimentary tasting for two with ad 66*See individual ads for details.6 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NORTHERN CALIFORNIATOTOEUREKAREDDING1ElkPt. ArenaFort BraggMendocinoLittleRiver20P P a a c c i i f f i i c c O O c c e e a a n nUkiahWillitsCalpella20253BoonvilleYorkville Hopland128Gualala LakeSonomaSea RanchPt. ReyesTimber CoveJenner29LakeportGeyserville101ClearLakeGuerneville12 •San Francisco1175Half MoonBayCloverdaleHealdsburgBodega BaySebastopol116TomalesPt. ReyesStationMuirWoodsPacificaSFO29101SanRafael1101Lower Lake29MiddletownSanta Rosa280WoodsideKenwoodGlenEllenPetaluma 116n n S S a a80128841229Sonoma12120San PabloBay58053ClearlakeF r a n c i s c o B a yF r a n c i s c o B a yPaloAltoCalistoga92Yountville37Berkeley84St. HelenaRutherford12121580Napa24OaklandAlamedaSantaClara12Vallejo6807804121Hayward680Pleasanton880680FremontSan JoseLakeBerryessaFairfieldBrooks128 WintersDavisConcordWalnut Creek580125Williams16PASO ROBLES 117 158MONTEREY 72SAN JOSE5054805SacramentoRio VistaLivermore204 245 255 269 355 263 236 266 278112 160 170 184 269 178 151 190 20248 90 100 115 200 110 83 118 138SAN FRANCISCO 45 55 70 155 75 48 88 142SONOMA 22 44 129 39 14 68 131SANTA ROSA 16 101 21 41 104 166HEALDSBURG 86 26 56 118 181MENDOCINO 111 141 195 266CALISTOGA 27 86 149NAPA 59 122SACRAMENTO 84MURPHYSLAKE TAHOE1220558099Lodi99StocktonManteca88449SutterCreekAuburn50 PlacervilleOakdaleModesto49AngelsCampChineseCampJacksonJamestownSonora379307231201181217231310199172115118TORENOTOLAKE TAHOETOYOSEMITEMonterey BaySantaCruz17Morgan Hill5Capitola 152 GilroyWatsonvilleChowchilla152Moss Landing156 998MontereyPacificGroveCarmel68TOBIG SUR &MORRO BAYSalinas101GonzalesTOPASO ROBLES &SAN LUIS OBISPOTOLOS ANGELESFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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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 NapolitanoWhy should I smell wine before I taste it?A wine’s aroma is mostly responsible for what you taste. Trysipping wine while holding your nose closed and you’ll find that ithas virtually no taste at all. The little bit of flavor that you get withyour nose closed is because the wine’s aroma has entered your nasalcavity through your mouth.A wine’s aroma originates from chemical molecules in a gaseousstate that rise from the surface of the wine. Even in smallconcentrations, we are able to detect the presence of these moleculesin the form of distinct fragrances.Every individual aroma that we can identify in a wine, and thus,every flavor we perceive, is actually a chemical compound. These arecompound groups such as alcohols, aldehydes and esters. They havenames like ethyl acetate, benzoic aldehyde and piperonal. An offsmellingwine with the aroma of rotten eggs actually has excessivehydrogen sulfide.When sniffing and tasting wine, concentrate on the individualaromas that make up a wine’s overall impression. Wine is warmed asit enters the mouth, which releases the aromas that travel up apassage in the back of the mouth. The membranes along this routeare what perceive the aroma as either pleasant or foul and enable youto identify a specific aroma.The next time you want to impress someone with your winetasting aptitude, take a sip of Chardonnay with flavors of honey,butter and nuances of hazelnut and then declare how much you loveits balance of phenyl-ethylic acids and undecalactones. You will beadmired more for your skills at pronunciation than wine tasting.Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contactwith California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.Learn more about wine!For past Wineology columns,scan the QR code with yoursmart phone application or go towww.winecountrythisweek.comand search “Wineology.”10Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGNapa Valley Wine Trainnapa, www.winetrain.com, 800-427-4124• June 8: Vintner’s lunch, Judd’s hill• June 14: Sip & Supper Winemaker DinnerONGOINGTaste at Oxbow Wine and Chocolate Pairingnapa, taste 5 chocolates with 5 wines, $20, 12-7pm Sunday thru thursday12-9 pm friday and Saturday. reservations recommended. 707-265-9600.ONGOINGLive Music Fridays at Taste at Oxbownapa, time varies, 707-265-9600, www.tasteatoxbow.comONGOINGSeminars & Tastings at Merryvale VineyardsSt. helena, 10am-6:30pm, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-7777• Merryvale tasting, $15• reserve tasting, $35• Wine Sensory Seminar, $45, fridays 12pm or by appt• Wine & cheese experience, $45, by appt• Sommelier grand reserve tasting, $65, by apptONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSBarrel Tasting & Tours at ReataBarrel tasting: 11am, 2pm & by appointment, tours by appointmentnapa, www.reatawines.com, 707-254-8673x119ONGOINGJefferson House Reserve Room 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, www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774• classic tasting, daily, $5• Premium tasting, daily, $10• food & wine pairing, Mon-thu, $18• Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25• italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses• Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more• Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar• 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic groundsONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSFood & Wine Pairings at Etude Winerynapa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/memberswww.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300ONGOINGTours & Tasting at ZD Winesrutherford, rSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com• traditional tasting, $10, daily 10am-4:30pm• Premier tasting, $20, daily 10am-4:30pm• Private group tasting, $25, by appt• cellar tour & tasting, $40, by appt• Vineyard View tasting, $75, by appt• Abacus tasting, $650, by appt• Wine train, $199ONGOINGTours and Tastingsat William Hill Estate Winerynapa, 10am-5pm, by appt., www.williamhillestate.com, 707-265-3024• taste the napa Valley, $12• taste the Silverado Bench, $20• estate exclusives, $25• intro to William hill estate tour and tasting, $25• the William hill estate experience tour and tasting, $40ONGOINGVineyard & Winery Toursat Raymond VineyardsSt. helena, 11am (by appt), $15, group tours available (by appt)www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659x620ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti Winerynapa, www.andrettiwinery.com, 877-386-5070x227• individual tastings, $15• Private Winery tour & tasting, $20/person by appointment• Vineyard tours, $20/person by appointmentONGOINGTasting at Grgich Hills Estaterutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, tours at 11am & 2pm, $10Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most fridays 2-4pmwww.grgich.com, 707-963-2784ONGOINGTastings & Tours at Artesa Winerynapa, rSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com• Vino con Queso, Wine & cheese experience, $40• Daily guided tours• Vines & Wines, A Vineyard tour, $40ONGOINGEducational Tours & Wine Tastingat Castello di Amorosacalistoga, www.castellodiamorosa.com, rSVP, 707-967-6272• regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50• tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20• napa Valley neighbor Program • Private ViP toursONGOINGTastings at St. Supéryrutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-231-6116• Vineyard to glass, Saturdays, 2pm, $50• St Supéry historical tasting, Sundays, 2pm, $50• cellar tour, fridays, 2pm, $50• Dollarhide library tasting, daily, $25• Élu library tasting, daily, $25ONGOINGWine Tasting Experiences at Benessere VineyardsSt. helena, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt 707-963-5853x105• Personalized Wine flights, daily, $10• Vineyards Walking tour & tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15• fudge Pairing experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15• Barrel tasting, rSVP, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20• Barrel tasting & current release, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Barrel tasting & Vertical, tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• group tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15ONGOINGJoseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & SeminarsAn opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, exceptinsignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. terrace tastings daily, $25rSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.josephphelps.com• insignia Blending • Wine Aroma challenge• Single Vineyard cabernets • napa Valley rocks• Barrel seminarONGOINGTours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winerynapa, 10am-5pm, www.blackstallionwinery.com, 707-253-1400• regular tasting, $10• reserve tasting, $35, Sat-SunArtisan cheese additional $7.50/personONGOINGTours & Tastings at Clos du Valnapa, daily 10am-5pm, www.closduval.com, 800-993-9463• classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine.• reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine.• tours by appointment with 24 hour advance noticeONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSCooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun TheatreSt. helena, culinary institute of America at greystone, 1:30-2:30pm, $20With a sample of the recipe and their greystone winewsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu, 707-967-2320ONGOINGVisitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Wineryfor details, www.robertmondavi.com, 888-rMonDAVi x2• the Signature tour & tasting• the Wine tasting Basics• the exclusive cellar tasting• tasting Beyond the Basics• the “harvest of Joy” tour & lunchONGOINGVIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory TourBourassa Vineyards, napa, Mon-fri by appointment, $15 mid-week specialMention this listing, www.bourassavineyards.com, 800-499-2366ONGOINGTastings at Silverado Vineyardsnapa, www.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611• Saddleblock Vineyard tasting, $75• library tasting, $75• Daily tasting room flights, estate/$10, Premier/$20• Public tours & tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15• Private tour and or tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tastingTHIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTHBacchus That Rascalclos Pegase, calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “history of Wine“www.clospegase.com, 707-942-4981ONGOING SATURDAYSNapa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500SECOND SUNDAYSSecond Sunday Supper ClubAViA napa, napa, 5:30-7pm, $110www.aviahotels.com, 707-224-3900ONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, napa, www.nvoh.org, 707-226-7372• May 19: napa regional Dance• May 22: Marc Yaffee• May 23: James farm• May 25: tommy castro• May 27: Joan osborne• May 29: tuesday night flicks, lauraONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room Winesnapa, 5-9pm, www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378• May 17: les heritiers du comte lafon grand tasting• May 18: Spain vs. california• May 24: chateauneuf de Pape tasting• May 25: Springtime rosé Wines• May 31: Pinot noir fan club of napa ValleyONGOINGdi Rosanapa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991• ongoing until June 10: hung liu, new Work• May 19: Spring nature hike• June 9: Spring nature hike• June 16: opening reception, entering the WildUPCOMING• Daily: Valley first tour• Daily: grgich hills estate Winery tour• fri-Sun: Domaine chandon Winery tour• Sat: Valley’s only evening Winery tour• Mon-thu: Ambassador Winery tour• June 8: Vintner’s lunch, Judd’s hill• June 14: Sip & Supper Winemaker Dinner12 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOINGLive at Uptown Theatrenapa, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, 707-259-0123• May 20: Jeff campitelli, Peppino D’Agostino, VoenA & friends• May 29: hugh laurieONGOING FRIDAYSBubbles Bar at 1313 Mainnapa, 9pm-12am, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313ONGOINGFriday Night Winemaker EventsJV Wine & Spirits, napa, 5-7pm, $2, www.jvwine.com, 707-253-2624ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSBarrel Tasting at Charles Krug WinerySt. helena, 2-4:30pm, $15www.charleskrug.com, 707-967-2297ONGOINGTasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valleynapa town center, napa, check website for times & priceswww.napavintages.com, 707-253-9450ONGOING WEDNESDAYSWinemaker Wednesdays at 1313 Mainnapa, 6-8pm, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 9Artist Show for Spring 2012gallery 1870, Yountville, 2-5pmwww.gallery1870.com, 800-322-1870• May 19: gail chandler• May 26: rainey olson• June 2: imre Buvary• June 9: Kay geis & tetiana YukhimetsMAY 17Mini Movie Marathon: Oscar-Winning Short Filmsnapa Valley Museum, Yountvillewww.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500MAY 19Lobster Feed at Artesanapa, 6:30pm, $95, club Member eventwww.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309MAY 19Spring Celebration Dinner at Etudenapa, 5:30-9pm, $140/member, $155www.etudewines.com, rSVP, 707-299-3064MAY 19I Block Release Party & Lobster Feedrobert Mondavi Winery, oakville, 6:30-10pm, $100, $80/membersrSVP www.robertmondavi.com, 888-766-6328MAY 19-2012th Annual Rummage Salegrace episcopal church, St. helena, 9am-5pm, 415-516-0365MAY 20Beaulieu Birthday Partyrutherford, www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896MAY 25Sunsets on the Silverado Bench atWilliam Hill Estate Winerynapa, 5:30pm-sunset, rSVP requiredwww.williamhillestate.com, 888-909-9463MAY 25Andretti Winery Celebrates Wine &Cuisine with DinnerJoin chef chiara lacoviello in the courtyard, napa, $95, 7pmwww.andrettiwinery.com, rSVP, 888-460-8463x229MAY 26Andretti Winery Celebrates Wine &Cuisine with LunchJoin chef chiara lacoviello in the courtyard, napa, $70, 12pmwww.andrettiwinery.com, rSVP, 888-460-8463x229MAY 26Spring Oyster Bar & BBQ at Sequoia Grovenapa, www.sequoiagrove.com, 800-851-7841MAY 26Cooking Class with Chef Jordan Mackeycedar gables inn, napa, 4-8pm, $160www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969MAY 26-27Memorial Day Passport WeekendBeringer Vineyards, St. clement Vineyards,Stags’ leap Winery, etude & chateau St. Jean Winery11am-4pm, www.stclement..com, 877-847-0058MAY 27Les Violettes Concert at Grgich Hills Estaterutherford, www.grgich.com, 800-532-3057MAY 27Cheese Festival at Grgich Hills Estaterutherford, www.grgich.com, 800-532-3057MAY 31 – JUNE 3Auction Napa Valley 2012 –The American Wine ClassicA variety of events in napa Valley!www.napavintners.comJUNE 2Take A Chance on Miniatures Closing Receptionnapa Valley Museum, napa, 4-6pmwww.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500JUNE 3Wine Club Pick Up Party at Grgich Hills Estaterutherford, free/members, $25/guestswww.grgich.com, 800-532-3057JUNE 3Viader Vertical TastingDeer Park, 12-4pm, $100, www.viader.com, 707-963-3816JUNE 9Wine Club Member Will CallPickup & Open House at BeringerSt. helena, 11am-3pm, www.beringer.com, 707-963-8989x2069JUNE 9Andretti Winery CelebratesWine & Cuisine with DinnerJoin chef chiara lacoviello in the courtyard, napa, $95, 7pmwww.andrettiwinery.com, rSVP, 888-460-8463x229JUNE 9Cooking Class with Chef Malcolm de Sievescedar gables inn, napa, 4-8pm, $160www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969SONOMA COUNTYONGOINGLive Music at Centre du Vinledson hotel, Sonomawww.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779• May 19: nicky De Paola & Dan Daniels "the Maestro"• May 26: Jonathan PoretzONGOINGPrivate Tastings at Viansawww.viansa.com, 800-995-7470• italian Wine & cheese Pairing,10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment,$10/members, $25• reserve Wine & food Pairing, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointmentfree/members, $45ONGOINGReserve Wine & Food PairingPrivate Tasting at ViansaSonoma, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointmentwww.viansa.com, 800-995-7470, free/members, $45ONGOINGCarneros Bistro & Wine Bar IntroducesThematic Wine Programhonoring great local wine makers. Plus, each thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity winetenders.the lodge at Sonoma, rSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042ONGOINGVineyard Walk & Photography Workshopat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123ONGOINGExclusive Wine & Cheese Tastingat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123ONGOINGPrivate Wine Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40ppby appointment, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700• Scentiments – test your Smell Memory• White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses• King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates• Matchmaker – wine and food pairing• PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate• cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevationsONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSTaste with the Count at Buena VistaA 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20A 90-minute “taste with the count” with reserve Buena Vista wines in “thecount’s lair” by the count. 2pm, $45, rSVP, 800-926-1266ONGOINGWine and Food Pairingat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines withthe perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGFree Guided Winery Tourat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGGroup Private Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, byappointment. $20 per person, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGTerroir & History Tour at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.complimentary, 11am-2pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134ONGOINGFood and Wine Pairingat the Mayo Reserve Room9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting$35, reservations recommended, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-833-5504ONGOINGWine Experiences at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointmentwww.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258• cinq cépages Blending Seminar, eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75• cinq cépages component tasting, eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25• Private ViP Wine tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour• Box lunch Prgram with tourONGOINGTours, Tastings & Seminarsat St. Francis WinerySanta rosa, ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com• charcuterie, daily 11am-4pm, $25/$20 club members• Wine & food Pairing, $35/$28 club membersONGOINGGuided Winery Tours at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256ONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jacksonfulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25www.kj.com, 707-571-7500ONGOING SUNDAYSSunday Brunch at the Centre du Vinledson hotel, Sonoma, 9am-1pm, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779ONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winerycloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairingwww.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-338914 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSLAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH50 Mile AV Vintner's Diningglen ellen – Barrel tasting & old Vine Pinot noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard.foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, ashtonwines.com, rSVP, 707-935-3456ONGOING THURSDAYSThirsty Thursdays at AnabaSonoma – enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your winetasting. 4-5:30pm, www.anabawines.com, 707-996-4188ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAYUnique Food & Wine Pairingsat HKG Tasting Roomglen ellen, 12-6pm, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-938-7622ONGOING WEDNESDAY-SATURDAYLive Music at Cellars of SonomaSanta rosa, 7:30-10:30pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826• Wed: ricky Allan ray• thur: Dustin Saylor• fri: John Pita• Sat: robert herrera & Billy Kingsborough (they alternate every other Saturday)SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTHComedy Night at Cellars of SonomaSanta rosa, 8:15-9pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826ONGOINGMoondance Cellars & Orchard Station Winesglen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10www.moondancecellars.com, 707-938-7550ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAYMichel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tourhealdsburg, 10:30am, $25, www.michelschlumberger.com, 800-447-3060ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAYRobert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondolageyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20www.ryew.com, 707-431-4811ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek WineryWinemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wineswww.icariawinery.com, rSVP, 707-486-9623EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYSanta Rosa Original Farmers’ MarketSanta rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS THROUGH SUMMERArt, Food & Wine ExperienceSip Artist Series collection paired with savory appetizers.Kenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, 2pm, $30, $25/memberswww.kenwoodvineyards.com, 707-282-4228EVERY FRIDAY MORNINGSonoma Valley Farmers’ MarketDepot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pmwww.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311ONGOINGCooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School450 West Spain St, Sonoma, check website for schedule.www.ramekins.com, 707-933-0450ONGOINGWells Fargo Center for the ArtsSanta rosa, wellsfargocenterarts.org, 707-546-3600• May 18: Portland cello Project• May 19: Sing out for SeVA• May 19-20: roustabout’s fAMe• May 20: Jack hanna’s into the Wild!• May 20: Jack hanna’s into the Wild!• May 26-27: george lopezONGOINGSpreckels Performing Arts Centerrohnert Park, 707-588-3400,www.spreckelsonline.com, 707-588-3400• May 18-20: legally Blonde, the Musical• May 26: Marin Dance theaterLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!15


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300• May 17: non Stop Bhangra• May 18-19: cosmik casbahONGOING THURSDAYSWinemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Marketguerneville, 6-8pm, www.bigbottommarket.com, 707-604-7295ONGOING FRIDAYSMusic at Vino di Amore Tasting Loungecloverdale, 7-9pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166ONGOING SATURDAYSSwirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101)Big 3 Wine Bar, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-900ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 4The Wall Show – Wall Hung Works by 8 SculptorsA new leaf gallery, cornerstone, Sonomawww.scupturesite.com, 707-933-1300ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 301st Annual Clay & Glass Showhealdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburgwww.healdsburgcetnerforthearts.com, 707-433-2743TUESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERTuesday Night Farmers’ MarketSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5:30pm-duskwww.vomcfm.com, 707-694-3611SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBERFarmers’ Markettown green, Windsor, 11am-3pmwww.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320FRIDAYS IN MAYMusic at Vino di Amore Tasting Loungecloverdale, 7-9:30pmwww.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 17Wines & Sunsets in ParadiseParadise ridge Winery, Santa rosa, 6pmwww.prwinery.com, 707-528-9463MAY 17Songwriters in Sonoma at Meadowcroft Winesfeaturing garrin Benfield, Arann harris of the farm Band & Ali WeissSonoma, 7pm, $10, www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com, 707-934-4090MAY 18Salute to American Graffiti Cruise InPlaza north, Petaluma, 4-8pmwww.theplazanorth/com/salute-to-american-graffiti/MAY 18The Chairman’s Dinner Marin SonomaConcours d’Eleganceram’s gate Winery, Sonoma, 6:30-10pm, $250www.marinsonomaconcours.orgMAY 18Blues at the Rockfeaturing Eyewitness Blues Bandcanine companions for independence, Soda rock Winery, healdsburg, $50www.cci.org/bluesattherock, 707-577-1777MAY 19St. Francis Bacon Winery DinnerSanta rosa, 6:30-9:30pm, $125, $99/memberswww.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-Wine, rSVPMAY 19KJZY Happy Hour & Food Truck Round Upat St. Francis WinerySanta rosa, 5-7pm, www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WineMAY 19Pendulum Club Spring Fling at Cline CellarsSonoma, 11am-4pm, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4026MAY 19Alderbrook VineyardsZin Blending Party & Lobster FeedWine club Member eventhealdsburg, 10am-noon, $90/members, $100/guestswww.alderbrook.com, 707-433-5987x421016MAY 19Winemaker Dinner at Arrowood Vineyards2007 Arrowood cabernet Sauvignon, réserve Spécialeglen ellen, 6:30pm, $115, $95/memberswww.arrowoodwinery.com, 707-935-2633MAY 1914th Annual Guys Can Cook, Too!A Wine & Food ExtravaganzaSrJc Dutton Agricultural Pavilion, Shone farm, forestville5-9pm, $60/adv, $70/door, www.guyscancooktoo.comMAY 19Orchard Walk & Mill TourMcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 10am-noon, $30www.mcevoyranch.comMAY 19A Day in the Loire/New Release ReceptionDry creek Vineyard, healdsburg, 12-4pm, $20/members, $25www.drycreekvineyard.com, 800-864-9463x123MAY 19Wet Paint GalaSonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 8am-5pmwww.svma.org, 707-938-7862MAY 19Spring Farm-to-Table DinnerQuivira Vineyard & Winery, healdsburg, 4-8pm, $125, $105/memberswww.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8354x224MAY 19118th Annual Luther Burbank Rose ParadeDowntown Santa rosa, 10am-12pmwww.roseparadefestival.com, 707-523-3728MAY 19Dueling Vintners Croquet TournamentMake-A-Wish greater Bay AreaSonoma-cutrer Vineyards, Windsorwww.sf.wish.org, 415-982-9474MAY 19Petaluma’s Salute to American GraffitiDowntown Petaluma, www.americangraffiti.netMAY 19-20Taste Alexander ValleyVisit over 30 Alexander Valley wineries! 11am-4pmwww.tastealexandervalley.org, 888-AV-WineSMAY 19-20Sonoma Valley Reserve: Tour theHidden Gems of Sonoma ValleyParticipating wineries throughout Sonoma Valley9:30am-5pm, www.sonomavalleywine.comMAY 19-20Container Openingat Sonoma Country AntiquesSip a glass of wine from the Bounty hunter! Sonoma, 10am-5:30pmwww.sonomacountryantiques.com, 707-938-8315MAY 19-20Petaluma River CruisePetaluma turning Basin, Petalumawww.dolphincharters.com, 510-527-9622MAY 20Dutcher Crossing Wine Club Release Partyhealdsburg, 11am-4pm, www.dutchercrossingwinery.com, 707-431-2700x208MAY 20B.R.Cohn Winery Classic Car Cruise-InView classic cars & enjoy wine & gourmet goodies!glen ellen, 11am-4pm, free, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064MAY 20Tasting in the Darkfrancis ford coppola Winery, geyserville, rSVP requiredwww.franciscoppolaWinery.com, 707-857-1471MAY 20Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns CharityDress Dash Wedding Gown SaleBrides Against Breast cancerhyatt Vineyard creek hotel & Spa, Santa rosawww.bridesabc.org, 877-721-4673MAY 20 – APRIL 8The Spirit of Man Sculpture ExhibitParadise ridge Winery, Santa rosa, www.prwinery.com, 707-528-9463MAY 25Winemaker Dinner at Balletto VineyardsBrasserie at hyatt Vineyard creek, Santa rosa, $69www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-588-2455MAY 25Music Series at deLorimier Winerygeyserville, 6-8pm, $5/members, $10www.delorimierwinery.com, 707-857-2000MAY 26Tuscany in the Vineyard at JacuzziSonoma, 11am-3pm, $35/member, $40/guestwww.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575MAY 26Complimentary Concert Serieslandmark Vineyards, Kenwood, 1-4pmwww.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053MAY 26-27Memorial Day Weekend Open Houseat Chateau St. JeanKenwood, 10am-5pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 800-543-7572MAY 26-27Memorial Day Passport WeekendBeringer Vineyards, St. clement Vineyards,Stags’ leap Winery, etude & chateau St. Jean Winery, 11am-4pmwww.stclement.com, 877-847-0058MAY 27Chardonnay & CroquetSonoma-cutrer, Windsor, 11am-2pm, $35, $25/memberswww.sonomacutrer.com, rSVP, 707-237-3489SATURDAYS IN JUNEMusic at Vino di Amore Tasting Loungecloverdale, 7-9:30pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166JUNE 1, 22Finally Friday Music Series at Wilson Wineryhealdsburg, 6-8pm, www.wilsonwinery.com, 707-433-4355JUNE 23rd Annual Huichica Music Festivalgundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonomawww.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277JUNE 2Murder by Pinot – A Dinner to Die For!Murder Mystery dinner by gibson house PerformersSonoma-cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, 5:30-9:30pm, $95, $80/memberswww.sonomacutrer.com, rSVP, 707-237-3466JUNE 2-3Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festivalinfineon raceway, Sonoma, www.infineonraceway.com, 800-870-7223JUNE 2-30 (THURSDAYS-MONDAYS)Our River, Our OceanQuercia gallery, Duncans Mills, 11am-5pmwww.Quercia-gallery.com, 707-965-0243JUNE 3Hit the Road JackSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, www.hittheroadjack.orgJUNE 3Cheesemaking & Cheese Tasting Class with Sheana Daviscrème de ricotta & Paneer & grilled Summers cheesesSonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45www.theepicureanconnection.com, 707-935-7960JUNE 32nd Annual Art of Eating: Women WhoChanged the Way We EatBouverie Preserve, glen ellen, 1-4:30pm, $125www.egret.org, 415-868-9244JUNE 4, 6Vintage Film Series: An American in Paris (1951)Sebastiani theatre, Sonoma, $8www.sebastianitheatre.com, 707-540-6119JUNE 8 – SEPTEMBER 9Chester Arnold: Trees ExhibitSonoma county Museum, Santa rosawww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSJUNE 8 – SEPTEMBER 9Santa Rosa’s Chinatown ExhibitSonoma county Museum, Santa rosawww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500JUNE 9Winemaker Vineyard Picnicat Mazzocco Wineryhealdsburg, $75, www.mazzocco.com, 800-501-8466JUNE 9Viansa’s Wine & Food Lecture Series: TuscanySonoma, 1-3pm, $50, $40/members, www.viansa.com, 707-935-4726JUNE 9Passport to PinotDutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pmwww.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600JUNE 10Hog Island Oysters & Chardonnayfreestone Vineyards, freestonewww.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010LAKE/MENDOCINOEVERY SECOND SATURDAYFood & Wine PairingsMcnab ridge tasting room, hopland, www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986ONGOINGSkunk Trainfort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com, 866-457-5865• June 10: Photographers’ SpecialONGOING FRIDAYSTuscan Village Music Art Seriesterrill cellars, lower lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-33543RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTHWindows to the Universetaylor observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pmwww.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121TUESDAYS THROUGH JUNE 19Spring Wine Education & Appreciation ClassParducci Wine cellars, Ukiah, 6:30-8:30pmwww.parducci.com, 707-463-2843MAY 18-2015th Annual Pinot Noir FestivalAnderson Valley WinegrowersVarious events & locations in Anderson Valleywww.avwines.com, 707-895-WineMAY 18-2029th Annual Catfish Derbyclearlake oaks fire Station, clearlake oakswww.clearlakeoaks.org, 707-998-3795MAY 19A Cappella by the Sea: Concert & Master Classfor A Cappella Maniacsgloriana Musical theatre, $10, 7:30pmlittle river inn, little river, www.gloriana.org, 707-964-7469MAY 19-20Atmospheric Landscapes Class with Patricia Osbornegualala Arts, gualala, 9:30am-4:30pmwww.patriciaosborne.com, 707-884-1138MAY 19-20Lake County Passion PlayBeltramo ranch, lakeport, 4pmwww.lakecountypassionplay.org, 707-279-0349MAY 25-28Vintage Quilt ExhibitAttic of Mendocino, Mendocino, 707-937-2360MAY 26Evening with Chris Hillmans & Herb PedersenBenefit for the Mendocino coast hospital foundationfort Bragg Senior center, fort Bragg, 8pmwww.winesong.org, 707-961-4909MAY 26Memorial Day Parade & CelebrationMain Street, lakeport, 11amwww.lakecochamber.com, 707-263-5092MAY 26A Taste of Chocolate, Wine & AleMendocino Art center, Mendocino, 1-4pmwww.mendocinomusic.com, 707-937-4041MAY 27Memorial Day Parade & Barbequerussell rustici Park, lower lake, 11am-4pm, 707-995-2515JUNE 1-37th Annual Mendocino Film FestivalVarious events in Mendocinowww.mendocinofilmfestival.com, 707-937-0171JUNE 94th Annual Sculpture Gallery OpeningMendocino coast Botanical gardens, fort Braggwww.gardenbythesea.org, 707-964-4352BAY AREASAN FRANCISCOONGOINGThe Walt Disney Family Museumthe Presidio of San francisco, San francisco, 415-345-6816www.waltdisney.org• ongoing through May 31: film, the Story of robin hood and his Merrie Men• May 19: Voice-over, Basic Acting & character Development• May 19: the Disney treatment, Walt’s Versions of classic Stories• May 25-27: look closer, the Work of heinrich Kley: Bizarre, imaginative& inspirational• May 26: teen Animation 1.0ONGOINGSeasons Swirlfour Seasons hotel, San francisco, 5:30-7:30pmwww.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 3Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964de Young Museum, San franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3531ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 17The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Gardelegion of honor, San franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3531ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 17Children’s Books from the Victorian Eralegion of honor, San franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3531ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 9The Fashion Word of Jean Paul Gaultier: From theSidewalk to the Catwalkde Young Museum, San franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3531MAY 197th Annual Uncorked! Wine Festivalghirardelli Square, San franciscowww.ghirardellisq.com, 415-775-5500MAY 26-27Treasure Island Fleaone Avenue of the Palms, treasure island, San francisco, 9am-4pmwww.treasureislandflea.com, 415-898-0245JUNE 9TAPAS Grand Wine Tastingfort Mason Pavilion, San francisco$65/door, $45/advance, www.tapasociety.orgJUNE 11Taste of Mendocino 2012terra, San francisco, 5-7pm, www.tasteofmendo.com, 707-468-9886MARIN COUNTYONGOINGMarin Center in San Rafaelwww.co.marin.ca.us, 415-499-6800• May 19: Dance with Sherry Studio’s crazy little thing called love• May 20: Marin Sonoma concours d’elegance• May 26: love2Dance Spring Performance, let’s get loud• May 28: Memorial Day ServicesCONTRA COSTA COUNTYONGOINGTastings at PrimaWalnut creek, www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780fri: 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/membersSat: 3-5pm, $20, $10/membersMAY 1614th Annual Rock & Roll RecitalVillage theatre, Danville, 7pmwww.villagetheatreshows.com, 925-314-3400MAY 18Flavors of the Vineyard –Fine Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting & AuctionBrentwood Union School District education foundationhannah nicole Vineyard, Brentwoodwww.hnvwines.com, 925-476-8641MAY 24Wine Pairing Dinner: Brentwood’s Spring Bountyhannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463LIVERMOREONGOINGBankhead Theatrelivermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermorewww.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800• May 17: Pure Prairie league• May 19: robert gruca, guitar• May 20: chanticleer “love Story”ONGOINGWine Cave Tasting ExperienceWente Vineyards, livermore, 4pm Sat/Sun, $10, $5/wine club membersrSVP, www.wentevineyards.com/caves, 925-456-2405ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAYWine & Cheese Pairingla rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pmwww.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442MAY 18Quarterly Wine Club Release Partyat McGrail Vineyardslivermore, 6-8pm, www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-373-6214MAY 18Mansion Winetaster Dinnerelliston Vineyards, Sunol, 6:30-9:30pm, $75, www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377MAY 18Spring Winemaker Dinnerterra Mia restaurant, livermore, 7pm, www.occasiowinery.com, 925-371-1987MAY 19Music in the Vines & Release Partyat McGrail Vineyardslivermore, 12-4:30pm, www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-373-6214MAY 19Tempranillo Release Partylos Positas Vineyards, livermore, 12-5pmwww.laspositasvineyards.com, 925-449-9463MAY 19Vineyard Tour & Tasting with Co-founder Sergio TraversoMurrieta’s Well, livermore, 1-3pmwww.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2390MAY 23Yoga & Wine SeriesWente Vineyards, livermore, 5-7pm, $35/adv, $40/door, $30/memberswww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2405MAY 25Ruby Fridayruby hill Winery, Pleasanton, 6:30-9pm, $10www.rubyhillwinery.net, 925-931-WineMAY 26-28Spring Fling & Annual Whites Salefenestra Winery, livermore, 12-5pmwww.fenestrawnery.com, 925-447-5246MAY 26-28Spring Open Housethomas coyne Winery, livermore, 12-5pmwww.thomascoynewinery.com, 925-373-6541Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 17


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMAY 26-28Born to Rhoneconcannon Vineyard, livermore, www.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866MAY 27Spring Antiques & CollectiblesStreet Faire & Antique FaireMain Street, Downtown Pleasanton, 8am-4pmwww.pleasantondowntown.net, 650-242-1294MAY 2940th Annual Art in the VineyardWente Vineyards, livermore, 11am-5pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2405JUNE 1Concert in the ParkPleasanton Downtown Association, lions Wayside Park, Pleasanton, 7-8:30pmwww.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199JUNE 2Fleeces, Food & Funretzlaff Winery, livermore, 10am-4pm, $5www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941JUNE 61st Wednesday Street PartyDowntown Pleasanton, www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199JUNE 9, 164th Annual Lobster Feedat McGrail Vineyardslivermore, 5:30-9:30pm, $130, $115/memberswww.mcgrailvineyards.com, rSVP, 925-215-0717JUNE 9Barbera Festivallos Positas Vineyards, livermore, 11am-4pm, $40www.laspositasvineyards.com, 925-449-9463SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZwww.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941& MONTEREY COUNTIESONGOINGSunset Cultural Center-Carmelcarmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048• May 18: Jae-in Shin, violin• May 19: 2012 Vocal competition finals & Winners concertONGOINGLive Music at KRML Radiothe eastwood Building, carmel, www.krmlradio.com, 831-624-6432ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSSweet Thursdays at Cannery RowMonterey, family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts, 4-8pm, 831-649-6690ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSMonterey Museum of ArtMonterey, evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTHPair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellarsgilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca icecream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases.www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827EVERY TUESDAYFocus on Monterey County Winescepage Wine Bar, rancho cellars, carmel, 3-8pmwww.ranchocellars.com, 831-625-5646EVERY WEDNESDAYWine Down Wednesdaysfortino Winery, gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305ONGOING THURSDAYSExploring Winelearn more about wine & wine appreciation, taste local wines too!carmel ridge Winery, cannery row, Monterey, 4-6pm, $40www.carmelridge.com, 831-324-0035MAY 17-20Carmel Art Festival & Sculpture in the ParkDevendorf Park, carmel-by-the-Sea, freewww.carmelartfestival.org, 831-642-2503MAY 19Gilroy Art & Wine StrollDowntown gilroy, 2-6pm, $25/adv, $35www.downtowngilroy.com, 408-842-3305MAY 19-20Castroville Artichoke Festivalcastroville, www.artichoke-festival.org, 831-633-2465MAY 26-2720th Annual Santa Cruz Blues FestivalAptos Village Park, Aptos, www.santacruzbluesfestival.comMAY 28Memorial Day CeremonyDevendorf Park, carmel, 11am, www.ci.carmel.ca.us, 831-625-9941JUNE 1Wine, Art & Music WalkPacific grove, 6-9pm, www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304JUNE 2-3, 16-17Santa Cruz Beach Soccer ChampionshipsSanta cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruzwww.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590JUNE 39th Annual Cannery Row Block PartyMonterey, 11am-5pm, www.canneryrow.comJUNE 8Girls Night Outfortino Winery, gilroy, 7-9:30pm, $15/member, $25www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305JUNE 8-936th Annual Monterey Wine Festivalcustom house Plaza, Monterey, www.montereywine.comSANTA CLARA COUNTYONGOINGTasting Room TuesdaysSanta cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the fairmont San Jose, San JoseWinery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pmwww.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463MAY18Joe Sharino & Chardonnay Under the Starsguglielmo Winery, Morgan hill, 5-10pm, 430, $26/memberswww.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145MAY 19Cork Equity #36 at Guglielmo WineryBottle your own red wine! Morgan hillwww.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINSONGOINGThursday Night Music SeriesBargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pmwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11ONGOINGThe Mountain Winery Concert SeriesSaratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com• May 25: Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas• June 8: creedence clearwater revisited/three Dog night• June 16: reinventing radio: An evening with ira glassMAY 193rd Annual Spring Wine Walklos gatos, 1:30-5:30pm, $40/adv, $50www.losgatoschamber.com, 408-354-9300MAY 20Santa Cruz Mountains Wine ExpressSanta cruz Mountains Winegrowers Associationroaring camp railroad, felton, $55/adv, $65/doorwww.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463MAY 26-2831st Annual Civil War Battles & Encampmentroaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484THURSDAYS MAY 31 – AUGUST 30Time for Wineclos la chance Winery, San Martin, 5:30-9:30pm, www.clos.com, 408-686-1050JUNE 2-3Vintners’ Festival 2012Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowerseastern Side of the Santa cruz Mountainswww.scmwa.com, 831-685-Vine (8463)JUNE 2-3Redwood Mountain Faireroaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484JUNE 9-10Vintners’ Festival 2012Santa cruz Mountains WinegrowersWestern Side of the Santa cruz Mountainswww.scmwa.com, 831-685-Vine (8463)CENTRAL CALIFORNIAONGOINGSierra Railroadoakdale, www.sierrarailroad.com, 209-848-2100• May 15: Murder Mystery Dinner• May 16: Saturday night Dinner• May 23: Scenic lunch• May 26: Murder Mystery DinnerMAY 19Zinfest Wine Festivallodi lake Park, lodi, 12-5pmwww.zinfest.com, 209-365-0621JUNE 2Raley’s Grape Escapecesar chavez Park, Sacramento, 4-7pm, $40/adv, $50www.raleysgrapeescape.com, 800-292-2334SACRAMENTO VALLEYONGOINGSacramento River Trainwww.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690• June 9: Sunset Dinner & Music• June 10: Sunday Brunch• June 16, 30: great train robberyONGOINGMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsU.c. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org , 866-754-ArtS• May 16-19: Supergenerous• May 20: Uc Davis Symphony orchestra, family concert• May 23: Uc Davis concert Band• May 30: Uc Davis Jazz Bands• May 31: chuck YoungSOLANO COUNTYSUISUN VALLEYONGOING SATURDAYS$5 Wines by the GlassWinterhawk Winery, fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pmlive music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977THURSDAY NIGHTSDate Nightat Mankas Tapa Bar & Steakhousefairfield, $49/couple for a 3 course dinnerwww.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207SUNDAY NIGHTSGrand Master Tastingat Mankas Tapa Bar & Steakhousefairfield, $29/ dinner & tastingwww.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207JUNE 2-3Art on the VineWooden Valley Winery, Suisun Valley, 11am-5pmwww.woodenvalley.com, 707-864-0730Check 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.18Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK20MERRYVALE VINEYARDS1000 Main Street, St. helena, cA 94574(707) 963-7777 | www.merryvale.comfollow Merryvale on facebook and twitterWINERY FEATUREMERRYVALE VINEYARDSLots of Possibilities at the Very Merry Winery!BY JoSh SteinMerryvale is unique in several ways. It was the first winery built in the Valleyafter the repeal of Prohibition (known then as Sunny St. Helena), and it put ashot into the arm of the domestic wine business, letting the country know thatProhibition hadn’t shut anything down in wine country. Equally, most wineries,not just in Napa but throughout the world, tend to be in less-than-easy locationsto reach, which makes sense given the necessity of having grapes in locationsideal for them rather than humans and the ability to process those grapes closeat hand. However, being in the city grants much easier access, not just to thewinery but to the world-reknowned restaurants, shops, and community withineasy walking distance. What greets visitors now are beautifully landscapedgrounds, a glorious fountain, and a building which proudly shows off how longit’s been around, surrounded by the mid-Valley and its glorious views.The Schlatter family has created a tasting cellar which, befitting its links toNapa’s origins, shows off fir and redwood with lots to look at on the walls as youtaste and wander around or sit at a table; the option of cheeses to pair with thewines is available, too, and adds a nice touch. Visitors can also choose privatetastings in the Barrel Room, and there are often special events in the Cask Room,which shows off the history of Valley winemaking via two stories of century-old2,000 gallon aging casks.The wines are produced in different tiers, and as befits a winery with thismuch pedigree, there are lots of great options. The Prestige wines present twoSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKcuvees, the SilhouetteChardonnay and the redBordeaux blend, Profile, each ofwhich is bottled to showcase thebest lots from the estatevineyards in each vintage. TheMerryvale Signature and Single-Vineyard wines are limitedproduction releases of CabernetSauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlotand Pinot Noir, as well asvineyard designated bottles ofChardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah and Zinfandel, amongothers. Starmont wines areproduced as approachable andfood-friendly bottlings ofCabernet, Chardonnay, Merlotand Sauvignon Blanc.For those wanting more toenjoy, there are a number of cluboptions available to allow theexperience to continue evenwhen you’ve left the Valley.These include a choice of threeor six bottles in each shipment,and the option of reds-only or amix or reds and whites with eachdelivery. The Premium Clubsends Merryvale and Starmontwines while the Prestige Clubgives full access to limitedproduction wines generallyavailable only direct from thewinery. For those seekingsomething even wilder, theMagnum Club offers only largeformatbottlings of Merryvaleand Starmont wines.As you can see, while wine issometimes up on the side of amountain, it can also be justsouth of the heart of the NapaValley. And that can be a verygood thing. It makes for goodtimes tasting great wines in arelaxed, welcoming atmosphere.Do yourself a favor and stop infor the very merry times justsouth of the St. Helena maindrag – enjoy!Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!21


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMegan Rhodes22MATANZAS CREEK WINERYDays of Wine and lavender will be held at the Matanzas creek Winery.tickets are available now by calling 1-800-668-5887.6097 Bennett Valley road, Santa rosa, cA 95404www.facebook.com/matanzascreek | www.twitter.com/matanzascreekwww.matanzas.creek.comDays of Wine and Lavenderat Matanzas Creek WineryCome and Experience this Enchanting World!BY MonicA l. DAShWooDEvery year, Matanzas Creek Winery attracts wine lovers, nearand far to experience the enchanting world of wine and lavender.Their annual festival, Days of Wine and Lavender, takes place onSaturday, June 30th from 12 to 4 p.m., encouraging guests tounwind and relax in their luscious lavender gardens, sippingdistinctive award-winning wines, paired with bite-size culinarydelights.Matanzas Creek is located off Bennett Valley Road in SantaRosa, nestled between three mountain peaks in stunningSonoma County. Guests are welcomed at the entryway with aglass of wine, under beautiful olive branch trees. Stroll the longwalkway and feast your eyes on an eclectic blend of bloominglavender gardens, exotic perennials, lush Chardonnay vineyardsand native grasses.The Days of Wine and Lavender festival is all inclusive. For$85 general admission and $70 for wine club members, you cantaste as many varietal wines as you want and pair them withdelicious foods while grooving to a five-piece band. Sit and lookout over beautiful Bennett Valley while drinking wine withfriends or engage in a culinary demo, smelling and sipping wineswith winemaker Marcia Monahan, who will guide you throughthe various fruit components associated with Sauvignon Blanc.The winery grounds are spacious with plenty of time to roamthe area. A trolley will take you around the estate, giving you aneducational experience on their balanced wines, fertile harvestsand lavender-infused estate honey.The festival offers a number of tasting and pairing stationsthroughout the property, where you can sample their reputable2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, newly released 2011Sauvignon Blanc, Helena Bench as well as their 2008Chardonnay, Sonoma County. If you’re in the mood for a lightand fruity red wine, you will find friendly staff pouring 2006Pinot Noir, Bennett Valley, 2009 Merlot, Bennett Valley, as well asthe 2007 Merlot, Bennett Valley.Venture inside their rustic, yet elegant tasting room toexperience Matanzas full bodied, 2008 Journey Red, SonomaCounty or their 2008 Journey Chardonnay, Sonoma County witharomas of orange blossoms and ripe melon.There is much to do and see. The Lavender Barn will beopen, showcasing their Estate Lavender culinary, lotions, soapsand massage oils. Many vendors will be on sight to tantalize yourtaste buds by indulging in delicious desserts and local cheeses.This is an event you won’t want to miss! You will be in awe, lostin the enchantment and wonder of nature, fine wines, goodfood, friends, lavender and laughter.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTaste Alexander Valley Weekend, May 18-20Alexander Valley Winegrowers host opening celebrationat Lancaster Estate Winery with chefs Josh Silvers, Jeff Mall,Carlo Cavallo, and the music of Steve Lucky & the Rhumba BumsTaste Alexander Valley, celebrating its 15th year, will be held May18, 19 and 20 in Sonoma County’s majestic Alexander Valleyappellation.More than 30 wineries will open their vineyards, wineries andtasting rooms for guests to enjoy the latest releases of world-classwines from grapes grown in the fertile Alexander Valley.The weekend kicks off with an opening celebration Fridayevening, May 18th, at the exclusive Lancaster Estate Winery, whichfeatures a 53-acre hillside vineyard at the southernmost tip ofAlexander Valley. Running from 5 to 8:30 p.m., the outdoorcelebration will feature reserve and library wines from throughoutthe valley, allowing guests to interact and mingle with localvintners, growers and winemakers.Alexander Valley fine wines will be paired with passed horsd’oeuvres and small plates created by notable local guestchef/owners – Josh Silvers of Jackson’s Bar & Oven and Petite SyrahBistro, Jeff Mall of Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Carlo Cavallo ofMeritage Sonoma.The food and wine repast will be accompanied by the livelyblues, swing and jazz sounds of event crowd-pleasers, Steve Lucky& the Rhumba Bums.On Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 4p.m., wineries will host individual parties at sites throughoutAlexander Valley. Wineries will create colorful and engagingdecorative environments for their TAV guests, often including livemusic and entertainment to enhance the wine and food offerings.Weekend passes and Opening Celebration tickets are available atwww.alexandervalley.org. Passes are $65 in advance and $75 at thedoor. Tickets for the Opening Celebration are $105 in advance onlyand may be purchased with a weekend pass for the best value priceof $155, with limited availability.This year’s participants are Alexander Valley Vineyards, Arbios,Blue Rock Vineyard, Clos du Bois, deLorimier Winery, DraxtonWines, Field Stone Winery & Vineyard, Francis Ford CoppolaWinery, Hanna Winery & Vineyards, Hart’s Desire Wines, HawkesWine, Icaria Winery, J. Rickards Winery, Kelley & Young, MedlockAmes, Mercury Wine, Pech Merle Winery, Pendleton Estate,Quaking Hills Winery, Robert Young Estate Winery, Rodney StrongVineyards, Sapphire Hill Winery, Sausal Winery, Simi Winery, SodaRock Winery, Starlite Vineyards, Stonestreet Winery, StrykerSonoma, Stuhlmuller Vineyards, Trione Vineyards & Winery, WhiteOak Vineyards & Winery and William Gordon Winery.24Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK26MONTICELLO VINEYARDSopen daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.reserve tasting by advance reservation(707) 253-2802Wine@corleyfamilynapaValley.comwww.corleyfamilynapaValley.comTHE CORLEY FAMILY’SMONTICELLO VINEYARDSNo matter how long you’ve lived in or visited wine country, it’s still a challenge to visitall the wineries, right? You develop a list of favorites that you must visit every trip andthere’s only so much time… That’s why it’s always a thrill to discover a new favorite, or anold favorite, as you will when you drop in at 40-year-veteran Monticello Vineyards on BigRanch Road in Napa.A Dream Takes RootIn 1969, the Stanford-educated Corley was a running successful publicly tradedcompany in Los Angeles, but wanted to trade his three-piece suit for overalls. After all,farming was in his blood. “Every generation of my family for 400 years has been farmers.As a boy, I loved spending time on my grandfather’s farm in southern Illinois. I just alwayswanted to get back to farming.”At the time, Corley’s friend, a wine shop owner in Los Angeles, was developing a pieceof property in Yountville. He invited Corley to come for a visit, and Corley was hooked andhe came with the spirit of a pioneer, intent on finding some land to grow his favorite varietals.“I would come up nearly every weekend for nine months to see what was going onhere. I would just roam around, get to know people, ask questions. There weren’t manypeople around, but the ones who were,” as Corley ticks off the names of contemporaryNapa Valley pioneers, “were very helpful.”A self-described “Burgundy guy” with a taste for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Corley waslooking for a place where those varieties would thrive. He found it in an 80-acre pruneorchard at the southern end of Napa Valley. He liked the property’s proximity to the coolingwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSContinuedbreezes of the San Pablo Bay, and the fact that it sat next to the NapaRiver. “I didn’t think of being on Highway 29 to capture visitors, Iwanted to be on the river because I knew access to water would beessential.”Once the property was cleaned up, Corley didn’t cut cornersplanting the vineyard. “We used all of the new technology coming outof Davis. We tested the soil everywhere, and we drilled holes in theground to see how the water was flowing. Then we planted the vinescloser together than most people were doing in those days to stressthem.”Jay Corley was a grower only until 1980, when he hired a winemakerand started to produce wine, too. Jay Corley has since passedthe reins of the vineyards and winery to three of his sons: Kevin, winegrowerand president; Stephen, who oversees marketing and administration;and Chris, the winemaker.The Next GenerationThings went well enough those first years to make Corley think,“we can do this.” Soon the successful winegrower wanted to build awinery. As a graduate student years earlier, Corley had written a thesison starting up a winery. He opened his desk drawer, dusted off the oldthesis and got started.All seven of Corley’s children helped out at the winery during theirhigh school years. But Corley encouraged them to go off, experiencethe world outside of the winery where they had grown up, and thencome back if they wanted. Kevin Corley, now Winegrower and President,became a successful banker in Los Angeles. Stephen Corley,now the winery’s Director of Sales and Marketing, was a CPA whoworked at the accounting firm KPMG before he came back to thewinery in 1997.Chris Corley, the youngest of the three, has worked at the winerythe longest. Initially aiming to be a marine biologist, Chris eventuallydecided he would “rather drown in wine than sea water.” He workedin the cellar under other winemakers for 13 years before he earnedenough stripes to become head winemaker in 2002.Now the three brothers form a harmonious management team atMonticello. “Three of them is better than one of me,” says the seniorCorley.In the quaint, rustic tasting room, the staff pours either their“Monticello Vineyards Tasting” or their “Corley Reserve Tasting” – youcan do both and have a little bit of almost everything the Corleysproduce from their estate vineyards in Napa Valley. The real treat is toget downstairs in “The Cellar of The Jefferson House” and taste in “TheLibrary” or “The Reserve Room.” Also, guests at Monticello often get achance to do some “barrel tasting on the fly,” during weekends (Friday,Saturday and Sunday) before noon with a comparative sampling ofCabernet Sauvignon from three different estate vineyards.The Corleys love to tailor tastings to their guests’ preferences (withappropriate advance notice), so don’t be shy about telling them whatyou like. They also like to show off their library and library wines in a“vertical” format. Slip into the comfortable black leather chairs andenjoy a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon, some Merlot or their verypopular Corley Proprietary Red Wine.The Jefferson ConnectionJay Corley was a great admirer of Thomas Jefferson, who was notonly a founding father but also America’s first great connoisseur. Hehonored the third President by naming the winery Monticello Vineyards– after Jefferson’s mountaintop home in Charlottesville, Virginia.In 1984, the Corleys built the Jefferson House, a very close replica ofMonticello, on the Home Ranch that is now used as office space andto entertain guests. The four acres of grounds surrounding theJefferson House are comprised of the same trees, shrubs and flowersThomas Jefferson planted at Monticello.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com27


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK28CHATEAU ST. JEANopen daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.8555 Sonoma highwa,y Kenwood, cA 95452(707) 833-4134 | www.chateaustjean.comWINEMAKER PROFILE: CHATEAU ST. JEANMARGO VAN STAAVERENBY MiKe hYlAnDMargo Van Staaveren doesn’t have a very long resume. In fact, I would be surprised if sheever had one. Margo has been spent her entire wine industry career, 32 years – including thelast ten as winemaker, with Chateau St. Jean. The Marin County native led a somewhatnormal life growing up in Terra Linda, graduating high school and then enrolling at U. C.Davis, “not for the winemaking courses, but I eventually fell into it,” says Margo VanStaaveren, and quickly adds, “the degree that was being offered back then wasn’t inwinemaking but in Fermentation Science. Now it’s called Enology.”What really got her hooked was working a harvest that her dad had signed her up for atBeringer Vineyards. In addition to picking the grapes, Margo would check the brix and tendto everything else that was related to the harvest. And shortly after receiving her Davis degree,she joined Chateau St. Jean as a lab technician and never looked back.Her first day on the job she met her future husband as they were both clocking in to beginwork in the vineyard’s lab. Sometime later, they started dating and then they married, bothremaining in the lab at the winery. They both worked their way up the wine ladder to theposition of assistant winemakers, and had time to raise a family as well.Husband, Don Van Staaveren, was named winemaker and eventually created the 1996Cinq Cepages, a unique blend that totally blew away the wine industry when it was releasedin 1999. Wine Spectator named the 1996 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages the Wine of theYear, the very first Sonoma County wine ever to receive the distinction. As assistantwinemaker, Margo, too, was part of the team that brought home the glory to Chateau St. Jean!Soon after creating the wine, Don Van Staaveren left to work as winemaker at ArtesaWinery. Presently, he creates wines for Three Sticks Wines in Sonoma. In August of 2003, itwas Margo’s turn to become winemaker. “They offered and I took it,” says Margo. “The kidswere older and it made a lot of sense for me.”As winemaker, Margo makes the final decisions involving the blend and the style tocontinue to produce consistently high quality wines. “I believe that great wines are grown,”she says, “and we are very proud of our vineyard designated wines, utilizing the best fruitwith exceptional varietal character.”With the myriad of decisions that need to be made as winemaker such as when to pick thegrapes, what to blend, how long to barrel, when to bottle, how long to keep it in the bottle;and when you are making some 40 different wines for a company the size of Chateau St. Jean,there are a lot of decisions to be made.Some of the newer vintages that will be released before too long include a Malbec Reserve,a Cold Creek Chardonnay and a Russian River Pinot Noir, which, Margo says, “is a multivineyardwine that we are trying for the first time.”At present, Margo and her staff are working on several wines that will be released nextsummer such as the 2011 Fume Blanc. “We’re also blending some reds – a Sonoma Cabernetand a Sonoma Merlot,” says Margo. “Blending goes on around here all year long. We’re alsotasting though the last vintage wines and assessing how to put them (blend) together. There isan amazing amount of diversity to what we do here.”One of her favorite aspects of her job is being able to create a wine and in a year or two, oreven longer, be able to drink the fruits (no pun intended) of her labors, reliving all that wentinto the making of the wine.“I love all the challenges of the wine business,” Margo says, “but it is important to realizethat first and foremost, this is an agricultural business, which makes it both exciting andhumbling, especially when Mother Nature is involved.”So let’s not worry about that resume that she probably doesn’t have. I don’t think MargoVan Staaveren is going anywhere anytime soon.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Perfect Pairs BYALEXANDRA CHARSLEYFilet of Beef au Poivrewith B.R. Cohn Winery’s2008 Olive Hill EstateCabernet SauvignonThere is no better way to eat filet mignon except toprepare it in a classic French style with a lush, cognacsauce. Beef au Poivre makes for an elegant meal andthis recipe from B.R. Cohn was created using theirsignature Grapeseed Oil which gives the beef a hint ofnuttiness. This dish is an ideal pairing with B.R. CohnWinery’s 2008 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.The wine has pronounced aromas and flavors of plum,black currant and cherry. This rich cut of beef andlavish sauce call out for a Cabernet and the lusciousberry and cherry flavors from the wine really deliver incomplementing the dish. Silky tannins give way to awarm and lasting finish that is perfect with each bite.Founded by Bruce Cohn in 1984, B.R. CohnWinery has consistently produced one of the premierCabernets in California from their Olive Hill EstateVineyards located in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Theyoffer a full line of ultra-premium wines, extra virginolive oils, handcrafted vinegars and gourmet foodproducts.The tasting room, located in Glen Ellen,was Bruce Cohn’s former home. The 1920sarchitecture and style of the home has beenpreserved. Be sure to visit their GourmetShop to taste their extensive line of oliveoils and handcrafted vinegars, along witha great selection of gifts. They have anoutdoor patio area available for picnics orto take in the scenic winery estate. Thetasting room is open daily from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Tours are by appointment andcan be made by calling 1-800-330-4064ext. 124. B.R. Cohn is known for theirevents and they always have somethingfun going on so be sure to check outtheir website for the latest happenings atwww.brcohn.com. Join them onFacebook and Twitter.30FILET OF BEEF AU POIVRE Serves 6This classic French bistro dish was surely created with B.R. Cohn’sOlive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon in mind. Always a go to, feelgood, special occasion or not recipe that is all about lush flavors thatsoar when paired with their Estate Cab!• 6 filets mignon, cut 1 ¼ inches thick• Kosher salt• 2 tablespoons coarsely ground fresh black pepper• 3-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided• 1-1/2 tablespoons B.R. Cohn Grapeseed Oil• 3/4 cup chopped shallots (approximately 4 shallots)• 1 cup beef broth (homemade, canned or in the box)• 1/2 cup Cognac or brandyPlace the filets on a board and pat them dry with paper towels.Sprinkle filets with salt and then press the freshly ground black pepperevenly on both sides. Allow the meat to rest at room temperature forat least 15 minutes.Heat 1-½ tablespoons of butter and the grapeseed oil in a large sautépan over medium-high until the butter almost smokes. Place thesteaks in the pan and lower the heat to medium. Sauté the steaks for4 minutes on one side and then for 3 minutes on the other side, formedium rare. Remove the steaks to a serving platter and cover tightlywith aluminum foil.Meanwhile, pour all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the sauté pan. Addthe shallots and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the beefbroth and cover over high heat for 4 to 6 minutes, until reduced byhalf. Be sure to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the sautépan. Add the Cognac or brandy and cook for 2 more minutes. Takethe pan off the heat and blend in the remaining 2 tablespoons ofbutter and salt. Serve the filets hot with the lush sauce poured on top.Enjoy this elegant dish with your favorite potatoes and a glass ofB.R. Cohn Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, you are sure to betransported to France!Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWine Country Passport Weekend – May 26 & 27Wine Country Passport Weekend bringstogether a boutique collection of four uniquetasting experiences to create an exclusiveprogressive wine tasting party this MemorialDay Weekend. With each stop along thepassport guests will enjoy a private eventhosted just for passport holders, with eachwinery putting their own unique spin on thetheme “the first sips of summer.” Each guestwill receive a passport and custom wine glass,for use at each property, at the start of theirBeringer Vineyard – Savor progressive BBQ bites and bold wines on Beringer’s historic property. Dance to livelymusic or kick back in the picnic grounds. Play a friendly game of bocce or croquet on the reserved courts.Beringer’s historic estate offers various wine tasting rooms where guests can sample an unequaledselection of fine wines and learn about winemaking. Furthermore, the winery’s tasting room staff isefficient and well equipped to handle any questions guests may have about wine and can help themchoose a wine that suits their preferences. With state-of-the-art technology and the experience of beingthe oldest continuously operated winery in Napa Valley, it is no wonder that Beringer Vineyardsproduces unforgettable wines. Come and see for yourself. Beringer Vineyards is located at 2000 MainStreet, St. Helena, CA 94574; www.beringer.com. Call 1-877-847-0058 for more information.Etude – Enjoy private access to the summer tasting patio with pulled pork sliders and a tasting flight offour wines ideal for summer entertaining: Pinot Gris, Carneros Pinot Noir, Deer Camp Pinot Noir andNapa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Live classical guitar music on the patio and bocce available on the lawn.What began 25 years ago as a philosophical state of mind is now a state-of-the-art winemakingfacility where the ancient art of winemaking is pursued with a singular passion. Founder andWinemaker Jon Priest believes that great wines are grown, not made, and that “inspired grapegrowing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker.” Etude is a Napa Certified GreenWinery and Certified Fish Friendly Farming, too! Visit Etude at 1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa,CA 94559; www.etudewines.com. Call 1-877-847-0058 for more information.two-day experience and can visit the wineriesin any order. Passports are valid for oneexperience per person per winery, availableSaturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27 from11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 1-877-847-0058 to buyticketsChateau St. Jean – Enjoy the formal gardens and sun-drenched patios as you sip house favorites Viognier,Robert Young Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Malbec paired with barbeque bites by the featured Sonoma chef.Listen to jazz and play a game of bocce or croquet on the lawn.Chateau St. Jean is a “must-see” winery in the Sonoma Valley offering guests a true Sonomaexperience. The Mediterranean-styled gardens are widely considered the most beautiful in all ofSonoma County. This elegant landscape with an abundance of exotic trees and flowers, combinedwith numerous water features, is the perfect backdrop to enjoy a fabulous picnic while tasting worldclasswines. Come discover, taste and savor the many pleasures of the Chateau and the surroundingSonoma Valley. Chateau St. Jean Winery and Vineyards is located at 8555 Sonoma Highway,Kenwood, CA 95452; www.chateaustjean.com. Call 1-877-847-0058 for more information.St. Clement Vineyards – Chill out and enjoy listening to blue grass on the porch & patio.Try locally-sourced savory food samplers matched with St. Clement’s signature new releases.Words hardly do justice to St. Clement Vineyards and Tasting Room. Set high above the NapaValley floor in an 1870s Victorian house, St. Clement is at once regal and inviting.The home itself was built in 1878 and is a remarkable piece of California Victorian architecture.Think period-appropriate paint, decor and details like carved arrows in the eaves to ward off evilspirits! St. Clement Vineyards is located at 2867 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena, CA;www.stclement.com. Call 1-877-847-0058 for more information.32Wine Country Passport Weekend – 4 Wineries for $50Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & May 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Buy Tickets 877-847-0058Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Wine Tasting inS U I S U N V A L L E YVisit Vezér Family VineyardsVezér Family Vineyards is one of the more picturesque andinviting of the Suisun Valley wine region. Owned by the famouslyfriendly and welcoming Frank and Liz Vezér, the winery is arefreshing break from the hustle and bustle of their more well-knownneighbors over the hill. With a climate that boasts of sun-drencheddays and sweet foggy nights, the grapes of the Vezér Family Vineyardsenjoy near perfect growing conditions. Their winery is best knownfor the luscious Petite Sirah that they produce, as well as their hearty,fruit-forward Zinfandel and a little known, but magnificent blend, LaSalette. While lacking the big name appellation, these wines are byno means also-rans. In fact, the region is rated as the oldest and bestin the State of California by the U.C Davis University. These areseriously good wines.The Vezér Family Vineyard tasting room is located in the tinyvillage of Mankas Corners. The town was originally established by alocal miner in 1846. Hints of its old west history can be seen in theold general store and surrounding buildings. The tasting room isopen seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. The tendollar tasting fee is waived with a wine purchase. But, to really get themost out of your visit, opt for their VIP Barrel Blend Tour. At a bargainprice of $35, this tour is well worth the extra investment.The Napa Back Road37SoscolSilverado Trail2912Big Ranch RdJameson Canyon Rd80Silverado TrailMonticello RdNapaMason680121Atlas Peak RdGreen Valley CellarsGreen Valley RdRockville RdJarvisS U I S U NV A L L E YW I N E R I E SRock Creek VineyardCordeliaSuisunValleyBLUE VICTORIANWINERYRockville RdWooden Valley RdSuisun Valley RdMankasAbernathy RdWoodenValley RdWaterman BlvdOliverGordon Valley RdVEZÉR FAMILY WINERYGardens, Deli & Barista Wooden ValleyWinerySuisunWine CoopSuisun Valley RdLedgewoodCreekWinterhawkTenbrinkAltamuraVineyardsClayton RdEagle EyeVEZÉRPrivate Ranch& Tasting RoomBY APPOINTMENT ONLY80FairfieldANHEUSER BUSCHBREWERY TOURSJELLY BELLYFACTORY AND TOURS 12Suisun CityMankas Hills WinerySign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com33


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTour the Hidden Gems of Sonoma Valley atthe Second Annual ‘Sonoma Valley Reserve’An Exclusive Wine Event set for May 2012Sonoma Valley Reserve, a wine event thatoffers participants the exclusive opportunityto see Sonoma Valley’s classic wineries in acompletely different light, has been set forSaturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. Thissemiannual event, a series of themed daytripsaround the region, will showcase rare offerings and hidden gems ofSonoma Valley wine destinations, many of which are seldom open tothe public.“Sonoma Valley, the birthplace of California wine, has so manyhidden gems and world class wines to discover and taste all right herein our valley,” said Maureen Cottingham, Sonoma Valley Vintners &Growers Alliance Executive Director, “We are very excited to onceagain, showcase some of the people, places and wines that otherwisewould be impossible to experience.”Produced by the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance, thesemiannual Sonoma Valley Reserve will feature a schedule of themedtours that take guests on a treasure hunt throughout the appellation.Each tour includes four winery visits, comfortable transportation byCalifornia Wine Tours and wine countrypicnic lunch.Tickets for Sonoma Valley Reserve areextremely limited and on sale now at $95 forone day or $150 for two days. Sonoma ValleyReserve ticketholders will depart fromSonoma. For an additional nominal fee ($30per person), round-trip motor coach transportation to Sonoma isavailable from San Francisco and Mill Valley. For tickets visitwww.ReserveSonomaValley.com or call (707) 935-0803.About Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance and FoundationThe Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA) is anon-profit trade organization serving over 500 members who sharea mission to promote the awareness of Sonoma Valley’s grapes,wine and history as the birthplace of the California wine industry.The Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Foundation (SVVGF) isa non-profit 501c.3 organization that has raised over $8,000,000 forlocal Sonoma Valley charities. For more information on the SVVGAand SVVGF, visit www.SonomaValleyWine.com.L O D G I N GLook for more lodging options onwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comNAPA VALLEYCANDLELIGHT INNPrivate baths; tV/phone and Ac; two-personmarble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies ordecks; three-course gourmet breakfast, horsd’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious30'x60'; swimming pool1045 Easum Drive, Napa1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com34NAPA VALLEYPINK MANSIONthe perfect napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room,lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting, large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi,in-room massage and facials available. 1-800-238-74651415 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga www.pinkmansion.comBRANNAN COTTAGE INNSix spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths,queen-size beds and a refrigerator. two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisionsas well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertimevisits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings.109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.netwww.brannancottageinn.com (707) 942-4200SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERNLEDSON HOTELSluxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated roomswith king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies.Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.comSONOMA COUNTY– COASTINN AT THE TIDESBay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub,fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available;continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.comSONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERNVINTNERS INNforty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-25844350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.comCALDERWOOD INNAn historic Victorian inn in the heart of healdsburg25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg 1-800-600-5444innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 707-431-1110FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEYHILTON GARDEN INN2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900Fairfieldwww.hiltongardeninn.comHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797Fairfieldwww.hiexpress.comMONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTLONE OAK LODGEWithin minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.comLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK36PEJU PROVINCE WINERYopen daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.8466 Saint helena highway rutherford, cA 94573(707) 963-3600 | www.peju.comTASTING ROOM OF THE WEEKPEJU PROVINCE WINERYYou Won’t Want to LeaveBY JoSh SteinPeju is simply unforgettable. It’s no accident that the winery is called PejuProvince, for it presents a world unto itself and tasting experiences unlikeanything else in the Valley. Originally founded in 1982 by Tony and Herta Pejuon thirty acres in Rutherford, Peju is now the responsibility of the secondgeneration, daughters Lisa and Ariana and has expanded its reach to include theone hundred thirty acre Persephone Ranch in Pope Valley, too. The winery iswell known for its highly regarded bottlings of Cabernet Franc, CabernetSauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel and severalblends, including the proprietary Provence, a red/white cuvee, and Fifty/Fifty,an equal mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2009 bottling of whichwas just declared one of “Twelve Napa Standouts” by Wine Spectator with a 91point rating. There are also several tasting-room-only releases perfect for thesummer, including the lovely white Carnival; Peju Pink, with ten percent of itsproceeds funding cancer assistance in the Valley; and the brand new Rosé ofSyrah.It’s not just the wines, by any means, which make Peju unforgettable. Thewinery and its surroundings and the variety of options for experiencing thewines are what truly set Peju apart. Driving down the Sycamore-lined privatelane away from Highway 29 leads to first sight of “the Tower,” the fifty-foot,copper-topped centerpiece which houses the main tasting area, framed on theinside in gorgeous woods and an antique 1906 ten-by-twenty-foot stained glasswindow and on the outside by stone and copper. Surrounding this are thegardens designed by Tony and personally maintained by Herta herself. A CurlyWillow grows next to a koi pond and rocks from the Pope Valley estate dot thearea. The circular courtyard in front of the winery contains a magnificentCamphora tree, ushering you into the experiences which await.And those are the true standouts as even a “regular” tasting at Peju is far andaway anything but regular. The Classic Tasting is conducted in a novelpresentation style, with groups of tasters spending time with an ambassadorwho discusses the wine, winemaking and the winery itself. There is also aPrivate Tasting available several times each morning for those who desire somespecial alone time or for larger groups. Equally, individualizing the experience iswhat Peju is all about, so the “Premier Peju Experiences” give some greatoptions. “Peju Fromage” is a wine and cheese tasting in the Peju Kitchen,bringing great wines together with local artisan cheeses and crackers. “PejuCèpage” presents a private tour of the estate, vineyards and gardens incombination with a barrel tasting of reserve wine. “Peju Privé” is a private,reserve wine tasting of estate grown, limited-release bottlings hosted in thestunning Uluru Room. While all of the Premier Peju Experiences require anadvanced appointment, the winery has thought ahead, and each can be bookedonline through Peju’s website or on VinoVisit.com.And that’s really what makes Peju special – everything has been thoughtfullyconsidered ahead of time, turning even the most common of Napa moments –a tasting of wines in a tasting room – into a special, memorable, uncommonevent. Come on out to Rutherford and experience what’s made Peju unique forthirty years. You won’t be sorry, and you really won’t want to leave. Enjoy!Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSNapa Vintners Auction Napa Valley 2012, May 31-June 3Barrel Tasting at Jarvis Winery, Live Auction at Meadowood, Lunch andDinner Prepared by Chefs Thomas Keller and Emeril Lagasse and moreAuction Napa Valley, the annual community fundraiser hosted bythe Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) – taking place this year from May31-June 3 – offers Four-Day Passport and Three-Day Package ticketsat www.AuctionNapaValley.org. Tickets regularly sell out early, sohopeful Auction-goers are encouraged to log on as soon as possible.Highlights from this year’s Auction weekend include:Friday Barrel Tasting and Case Auction (June 1): Drawingnearly 2000 attendees including bidders, chefs, vintners and mediafrom across the US, as well as Japan, China, Hong Kong, Canadaand the UK, this walk-around tasting features hundreds of yet-tobe-releasedNapa Valley wines and dozens of dishes from localchefs. This year’s Barrel Tasting and Case Auction will be held forthe first time at Jarvis Winery, located in the town of Napa.Saturday Live Auction at Meadowood Napa Valley (June 2):The centerpiece of the weekend, with 800 guests including bidders,vintners and media – it’s one of the most exciting parties in the wineworld with 40 over-the-top offerings of wine, cellar collections andwine experiences with member vintners.Culinary Superstars: The June 2 festivities at Meadowood willshowcase two of America’s most renowned chefs – Thomas Keller’screw from Ad Hoc will prepare lunch on the lawn before thebidding begins, while first-time Auction chef Emeril Lagasse willbring his signature American flavors and energetic personality to thecelebratory dinner that follows the live auction.Vintner-Hosted Parties: A perennial favorite of the Auctionweekend is the selection of Thursday (May 31) and Friday (June 1)private dinners hosted by the vintners at their homes or wineriesfrom Carneros to Calistoga. Available only to Four-Day Passport andThree-Day Package ticket holders, these festive, intimate gatheringsoffer an incredible opportunity to enjoy great food, library-selectionwines and a memorable evening with a Napa Valley vintner.E-Auction: For those who cannot make it to Napa Valley for theAuction, and even those who do, the online E-Auction provides achance to bid on more than 150 lots of rare wines and unique NapaValley experiences – all from any computer, anywhere in the world.2012 Ticket Packages:Four-Day Passport tickets are $2,500 per person and giveattendees access to the entire weekend’s activities.Three-Day Package tickets, which are $1,000 per person, providea Thursday private vintner-hosted party, entrance to the FridayBarrel Tasting and Case Auction and Marketplace, and Sundayfarewell.For more information and to purchase tickets, visitwww.AuctionNapaValley.org.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!37


Arroyo Dr.West St.Tulocay St.NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK‘Sip and Supper’ Wine Education on The Napa Wine TrainWinemaker-led tasting followed by gourmet meal on-boardDinner on the Napa Wine Train just got a little more informative.Wine Train package, “Sip and Supper,” begins with an intimate 90-minute winemaker-led education of four unique wines. After thetasting class, guests adjourn to a multiple course gourmet dinner in ahistoric Pullman dining car.Sample wines in style in one of our velveteen swivel chairs as a localwinemaker and Wine Train wine educator team up to teach you theintimacies of Napa Valley’s most famous product. Each winemaker willfeature his or her amazing wines while sharing passions and personalphilosophies.At the completion of the tasting, move to a 1915-1917 Pullmandining car for a multiple course gourmet meal cooked to perfection inthe Wine Train’s specially designed kitchen car. Choose from anamazing menu of fresh and locally sourced food.Napa Valley adventurers who want to continue wine tasting intothe evening hours, now have the ability to enjoy an intimate “Sip andSupper,” and leave the driving to the Wine Train. All aboard!There are only five “Sip and Supper” wine tasting and gourmetmeal packages planed: June 14, July 12, August 16, September 13 andOctober 11. Dinner trains depart and 6:30 p.m. and return at 9:30p.m. Tickets are only $129 per person.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. It offers guests great regional food and fabulous, hard-to-findwines. Enjoy winery tours, wine tasting on board, and celebrity winemakerdinners: A great place to celebrate your special moments, or justto enjoy everyday life. For more information, call 1-800-427-4124 orgo to the website at winetrain.com.S T . H E L E N AClay StJohnAnthonyCalistoga AveFranklin StRandolph StWineries ofNapa ValleyTown CenterOlabisi/TrahanX Winery38UptownTheatreRandolph StCejaCoombs StStonehedgeWinery 1313 MainUva TrattoriaItalianaVintner’sCollectiveFirst St.Second St.Brown StThird St.Fourth StFifth StMain St.Main St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Caymus St.COLE’S CHOP HOUSENapa Valley Opera HouseBack Room WinesBounty HunterRare Wine Co.CELADONNapa General StoreNAPA VALLEYWINE TRAINSoscol AveGustavo Thrace/ToolboxMasonTASTE AT OXBOW UncorkedMAHONEY VINEYARDS/ at OxbowWATERSTONED O W N T O W NN A P AThird St.MC KINSTRYOxbow Public MarketCa’ Momi EnotecaCHARLESCHARLES KRUGKRUGDAVID FULTONDAVID FULTONBERINGERBERINGERMADRONAMADRONAMATERRAMATERRAOrin SwiftTamber Orin Bey SwiftCovenantTamber BeyCovenantSPRINGADAMSSPRINGADAMSSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comPOPENAPA VALLEYWINE NAPA HARDWAREVALLEYWINE HARDWARESt. Helena Wine CenterSt. Helena Wine CenterNapa Valley FarmsSavour St Helena Napa Valley FarmsSavour St Salvestrin HelenaSalvestrinTayson Pierce Long Meadow RanchTayson Pierce Long Meadow RanchPRAGERPRAGERSUTTER HOMESUTTER HOMELEWELLING AVEPRATTPOPELEWELLING AVEPRATTARGER-MARTUCCIARGER-MARTUCCIFULTONFULTONHallHallFlora SpringsFlora SpringsINGLEWOODINGLEWOODMERRYVALEMERRYVALECorisonCorisonLOUIS M MARTINILOUIS M MARTINIHeitzHeitzV. SATTUIV. WINERY SATTUIWINERY & DELI& DELIMilatMilatNot to ScaleNot to ScaleDel DottoDel Dotto RAYMONDRAYMONDWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANEWittWittRutherfordRutherford GroveTres Sabores & GrovePedemonte Tres Sabores Cellars &Pedemonte CellarsWine Country This Week PreferredWineOpenCountryto the publicThis Week PreferredOpenOpentobytheappointmentpublicOpen by appointmentWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANECalafia CellarsCalafia CellarsCHARTER OAKCHARTER OAKZINFANDELZINFANDELFransicanFransicanTO OAKVILLETO OAKVILLEGALLERONGALLERONFleuryFleury


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKFRANK FAMILY VINEYARDSFRANK FAMILY VINEYARDSopen daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Appointments are necessary for parties of six or more.1091 larkmead lane, calistoga, cA 945151-800-574-9463 | (707) 942-0859 | www.frankfamilyvineyards.comthey are also on facebook and twitter.Lynne A. …We were there this past weekend and once again Dennis gave us an amazingtasting. It was the highlight of our trip as always. The new releases are fantastic and we lookforward to our wines arriving at our doorstep soon. Thanks again to the “Rock Star of NapaValley” (from Bebe :) ) and the gang.BY chArleS neAVeAt Frank Family Vineyards, you might want to come for the history of theplace, which goes back over a 125 years, back to 1884, when it was LarkmeadWinery. Or, you might want to see the beautifully restored, multi-room tastingroom set amidst the expansive manicured lawn with its rose bushes, toweringold oaks and trimmed hedges, near the barrel cellar and the century-old nativesandstone winery building. But, what do people from all over the world reallycome for? For the outstanding wine poured by some the friendliest people youwill find anywhere. The motto at Frank Family has long been “You’ll never havebetter wine ... or a better time” and that is accurate, though perhaps a bit of anunderstatement. If you don’t leave there with a smile on your face, after havingtasted an outstanding roster of wines, then I worry about you.While the winery’s setting is exceptional, even more-so are the wines theyproduce, age and pour. There are legions of loyal wine lovers who will mostenthusiastically attest to that. This group may not qualify as a full-blown cult,but they are pretty close and they are international in scope, joined by their loveand respect for this winery. So, on second thought, maybe it’s more a matter ofpeople joined together by a discerning palate and good taste.Having sent scores of people there, and having escorted friends from a dozencountries to this property over the last couple of decades, I have yet to hearanything but praise. One friend from Boston comes to the Napa Valley twice ayear for two reasons: to go out to eat and to visit the tasting room at FrankFamily. Not necessarily in that order.With so many wines with a Robert M. Parker, Jr. score of 90 or above, it ishard to know where to begin. But if I were to go there today – which, now thatI think of it, is a pretty good idea – I would certainly consider the ReserveChardonnay and the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Their Chardonnay hasalways been a favorite wine for virtually everyone, even people who vow thatthey only drink reds. As a wine to have with food, or simply by itself, it is in aleague of its own.Frank Family red wines are the measure of what red wines should be. Inaddition to the Reserve Cab there is the dense, spicy Zinfandel – where the fruitseems to combine dark chocolate and cracked black pepper notes with anessence of raspberry – to create a wine that fairly explodes in the mouth.Also available are a Reserve Petite Sirah; the Reserve Pinot Noir; anotherperpetual favorite, the very food-friendly Rutherford Reserve Sangiovese; and anindescribable Winston Hill Red Wine. Then, add to that, the collection ofsparkling wines, a Late Harvest Chardonnay and the often sold out ZinfandelPort. It all combines to make for some of the most sought after, most covetedand most honored wines on the planet.The stewardship of the historic property is now the responsibility ofHollywood icon Richard Frank, recipient of an Emmy for lifetime achievement.As chairman of Walt Disney Television, president of Walt Disney Studios foralmost ten years, and president of the Paramount Television Group, he expectsperfection at the winery that bears his name and it shows up in every shiningfacet of this historic property.As legendary tasting room manager Dennis Zablosky, an icon in his ownright says, “I want visitor’s memories of the winery to be as much about theirexperience here as the wines they taste.” And so it shall be.42 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


JEFFERSON STWelcome toY O U N T V I L L EClassic Autos Cruise intoNapa Valley for Father’s DayV Marketplace celebrates the “art of the driving machine”The Napa Valley proudly welcomes car connoisseurs from around the Bay Area andbeyond as V Marketplace in Yountville hosts the 22nd Annual Father’s Day Invitational AutoShow on Sunday, June 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Auto entries are by invitation. Theevent is free to the public.From the national champions, to the local favorites, to the one-of-a-kind collectorcuriosities, more than 150 early and late model autosspanning almost 100 years of production can be seen atthis non-competitive, open-class invitational exhibition.Whether nostalgia means rolling down the road in aclassic 1928 Model A Phaeton, sliding into the drive-inwith a ’57 Chevy, or cruising the fast lane in a PorscheTurbo, this show-stopping collection presents some of thefinest autos to grace the highway in any era and is theperfect gift for Father’s Day!V Marketplace has also invited local nonprofits to addto the festivities. Starting the morning off is Pink HealsNapa Valley offering coffee and tasty breakfast burritos.Manning the booth where cool beverages can be foundwill be the Native Sons of the Golden West and the NativeDaughters of the Golden West and firing up their grillserving delicious sausages and hot dogs will be the FireExplorers and the Yountville Fire Department. Allproceeds from these sales go directly to the nonprofits.Make it a Father’s Day weekend escape to Napa Valley!Surrounded by lush gardens, beautiful water features andmeandering cobblestone walkways, V Marketplace,provides a breath-taking backdrop for this annual event.Visitors can look forward to a unique variety of distinctivespecialty shops, galleries, restaurants, wine tasting, hot airballooning and Michael Chiarello’s NapaStyle and BottegaRistorante. The Yountville Trolley will be offeringadditional shuttle service free of charge to the CaliforniaVeteran’s Home where additional event parking can befound.V Marketplace is located just one hour northeast ofSan Francisco at 6525 Washington Street in Yountville,Napa Valley. Take Highway 29 to the Yountville/VeteransHome exit, nine miles north of the City of Napa. Hoursare 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For information,call (707)944-2451 or go to www.vmarketplace.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.comMADISON STGirard 1 JESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMa(i)sonrySTARKEY ST29Blankiet EstateDomaine ChandonCALIFORNIA DRKeeverVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANWASHINGTON STWEBBER STYOUNT STNORTH BAY Hill FamilyGALLERYEstateHope and GraceRASGALLERIESSOMERSTONCornerstone CellarsPage Wine CellarsWASHINGTON STBell WineYOUNTVILLE CROSS RDTo Silverado TrailYOUNTVILLE43


WASHINGTONGRANTMYRTLEDALEWelcome toC A L I S T O G AEnjoy World-Class Wines in an Authentic Tuscan CastleGallantry is alive and well in the Napa Valley. Owner Dario Sattuistudied and researched medieval architecture for 30 years. His studiesand visions led to Castello di Amorosa. After fifteen years ofconstruction, he created an unforgettable, splendid castle that honorshis Italian heritage and showcases his exceptional wines like no otherplace could.The Castle comes complete with authentic features including achapel, drawbridge, moat, courtyard, watch tower, torture chamber,loggia, deep-well, secret passage ways and an outdoor oven. Theguided tour wends its way through four levels including a visit to thewine storage caves, courtyard, armory and the Great Hall with handpaintedfrescoes and 500-year-old fireplace.Castello di Amorosa wines are only available at the tasting room oron the website. The Castle portfolio includes a wide range of oldworldItalian-style wines. As youvisit you’ll learn about the manyvarietals they source and abouthighly rated wines like the BienNacido Chardonnay, LaCastellana and Il Barone.This remarkable place is trulya must-see and the wines arememorable and stylisticallycrafted to complement food.TOUR OPTIONS• TOUR AND TASTING –Guided tour through the Castleand Winery followed by atasting of five wines in one ofthe Castle’s private tasting bars$33 (includes admission fee)44• TOUR AND UPGRADED RESERVE TASTING – Guided tourfollowed by a private tasting of six of wines, including ReserveWines $43 (includes entrance fee)• FOOD & WINE PAIRING – In the exclusive, Royal Apartment overlooking the Courtyard, $69 per person, by appointment only• HIKING VINEYARD TOURS – $33 per person ($23 ages 5-20)• THE SUPER TUSCAN BLENDING SEMINAR is an interactive, handson experience. This class allows you to be a winemaker for a day anddevelop your own “secret” blend from our Sangiovese, Merlot andCabernet Sauvignon. $69 per person by appointment only.For reservations or more information, call (707) 967-6272.PETRIFIEDFORESTPETRIFIEDFOREST RD.TOSANTAROSAPINKMANSIONTOGEYSERVILLEFOOTHILL BLVD.12829BENNETT LANEWINERYLINCOLNW.H. Smith AVENUEAugust Briggs SPAOnThEdgeUp Valley Vintners/Rios Wine Co. Kenefick RanchTofanelliSUMMERSWINERYFIRST STREETLINCOLN AVEOLD FAITHFULGEYSER29TUBBS LANEWine GarageCALISTOGA CALISTOGADiamondWINE STOP BALLOONSTerrace(Calistoga Depot)Reverie Von StasserSTERLINGTwomeyTeachworthLarkmeadConstant CASTELLO DI AMOROSAFRANKMadrigalFAMILYAlloraTudalBENESSERETRINCHERO NAPA VALLEYEHLERS ESTATEA Dozen VintnersFreemark AbbeyDIAMOND MTNPINETOST. HELENAEnvyC A L I S T O G ABERRY STCEDARELLERSBIG TREETHIRD STREETSECOND STREETDUNAWEAL LANEFAIRWAYLARKMEADTedeschiFamilyOAK STREETLAKE STREETLODISTEVENSONChateau Montelana29Clos PagaseBALE LANEVincentArroyoGREENWOOD AVEGOLDEN HAVENSPA & RESORTLINCOLN AVETOCLEARLAKEROMBAUERwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comWAPOO29JerichoCanyonOLDZahtilaVineyard29Lava VineCali 351B CELLARSVengePhiferPavittCuvaison Estate WinesPaolettiBarlowBlair DutchHenrySaviez128Casa NuestraDuckhornLAWLEYTONAPATOLLRD


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1BURNSIDE29128FERRARI-CARANO’SSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDJCBKENDALL-JACKSONTOPELChateau FeliceDowntown WineEdmeadesFront Street Wineries:• Camellia Cellars• Davis Family• Sapphire Hills• Holdredge• Skewis WinesHauck CellarsHawley Tasting Room & GalleryHudson Street Wineries• Bluenose Wines• Grove Street• Owl Ridge• Sadler-Wells• Rocking Z Vineyard• TeiraJCB Tasting Room & Wine BarJ KeversonLa CremaLongboard VineyardsManzanita CreekMurphy-GoodeOptimaPezzi KingPortalupiRamey Wine CellarsRoadhouse WineryRussian River Wine Co.SeghesioSelbyStephen & WalkerThirty Four North Wine MerchantThumbprintToad HollowWaterfront Tasting Room• J. Keverson• Christie• Hart’s DesireWilliamsonKnightsValleyStarliteVineyardsPETRIFIED FOREST .St. Helena RoadWineryKings Hill CellarsFisher VineyardsRockpilePastoriRUSSIAN RIVERDUTCHER CREEKLakeSonomaFERRARI-CARANODUTCHER CROSSING101DRY CREEK RD.MAZZOCCOTO THEMENDOCINOCOASTDRY CREEK RD.NorthernSonoma116RussianRiverGary FarrellZichichi TaltyChateau DianaTruett HurstRaymond Burr VineyardsGöpfrichMill Creek VineyardsARMIDAMATRIXRochioliVine TastingsPedroncelliGeyser PeakPalmeriVinwood CellarsRODNEY STRONGCHALK HILL1 KENDALL-JACKSONTwomeyHOPKILNRoute 128 WineryLocalsMeekerMercuryTerroirsTrioneWINE CENTERVérité/ArchipelChalkHillRIVER RD.MARK WEST SPRINGS RD.OLIVETGreenValleyAlexanderValleyLAGUNA RD.BOHEMIAN HIGHWAYGRATON RD.Marimar TorresFULTON RD.OCCIDENTAL RD.CALISTOGA RD.MONTECITOTaft Street WineryFreemanFRITZ WINERYMARTINRAYHannaFrickCANYON RD.PassalacquaWILSONRidgeClosDu BoisRobert YoungDraxtonStryker SonomaHawkesStonestreetVMLBradford MtnAristaWilliams SelyemEverett RidgeALDERBROOKDe LaMontanyaJ WineNotables128Alexander Valley VineyardsHannaOCCIDENTAL RD.Joseph PhelpsKorbelBella VineyardsPreston VineyardsPorterCreekSbragia FamilySebastopol VnydGraton Ridge DehlingerDutton-GoldfieldRed CarLynmarMerry EdwardsDavid CaffaroThomasGeorgeYoakimBridgeSilverOakMartoranaMichel-SchlumbergerUntiQuiviraDel CarloMountsRuedA RafanelliTeldeschiDry Creek VnydLambert BridgeMauritsonPasterick VineyardsSimonciniAmistaDeux Amis NalleFrancisFordCoppolaTRENTADUED’ArgenzioTreciniKrutzSheldonRailroad Square:Lost CanyonStation 1870deLORIMIER WINERYLYTTON SPGSSAUSALVALLEYALEXANDERWhite OakField StoneJohnson’sWESTSIDE RD.Russian River VnydsIron HorseLa CzarHartford FamilyRiver RoadCahill WineryPetersFamily&OccidentalRoad CellarsMacPhailCopainAmphoraFamily WineriesKokomoPapapietro PerryPetersonTrattore EstateDuchampMuellerMietzMutt LynchSonoma-CutrerRussian Hill EstateWoodenheadJoseph Swan Tara Bella Old World WineryPellegriniMartinelliHarvest MoonRobert RueBenovia Eric KentHook & LadderCarol Shelton InspirationInmanBattaglini NovySiduriJordanStuhlmullerChristieChalk HillLancaster EstateEASTSIDEGourmet au BayDryCreekMOSHINKachinaTO THEMENDOCINOCOAST J RickardsSTEWART’S POINT RDForchiniValdez FamilyIcaria CreekWattle CreekW. DRY CREEKFlowersVineyard& WineryGustafson FamilyVineyardsMontemaggioreSimiMerriamGarden Creek RanchMunselleMedlockAmesLimerickLaneCazaderoJohn Tyler Winesby Bacigalupi VineyardPLEASANTOLD REDWOOD HWYPorter Bass WinerySLUSSEREmtu EstatePendeleton EstateThe Magazine of California Wine Countrywww .winec ountr ythisw eek.c omMichael BernardDaVeroDutton EstateSUNCEDeLOACHUPTickSODA ROCKOLD REDWOOD HWYGUERNEVILLESmall VinesCELLARS OFSONOMAGOLDClaypoolCellarsBALLETTOCHRISTOPHERCREEKLIMERICKFoppianoAcornAlbini FamilyWINDSOR RIVER RDWINDSOR RDINDUSTRIALPINERWineYardHopYardParadise RidgeFOUNTAIN GROVETreciniWATER TROUGHRIDGEBODEGA HIGHWAYLittoraiWinesD&LCarinalliMONTGOMERY


Valley of the Moon WineryPYTHIAN RD.TomalesBay1116101101 LEDSONVALLEY FORD CUTOFFSonomaCoastSableRidgeROBLAR RD.PETALUMA VALLEY FORD RD.116116SonomaValley12112TO NAPA37Larson Family12121TOLAKE BERRYESSAANDSACRAMENTO128Paradise RidgeMuscardini & Ty Caton CellarsEnkiduFamily WineriesDeerfield RanchBENNETT VALLEY RD.RobledoFamilyLOXTONHKG ESTATEERIC ROSSMOONDANCE CELLARS BR COHNARROWOODORANGE RD.AdobeRoadWineryClarbecBONNESS RDLAKEVILLE RD.HomewoodWineryNicholsonRanchTO VALLEJOSan Pablo BayLittleVineyardsFRATESBartholomew ParkSTAGE GULCHNAPA RDKastaniaVineyardsCoturri WineryWellingtonLasseter FamilyBenziger FamilyAudelssa EstateBonneauST. FRANCISHWYBODEGAWASHINGTONCordaClary RanchSonoma ValleyPort WorksKellerEstateGLORIA FERRERCLINESCHUG12Laurel GlenBucklin Old Hill RanchPetroni VineyardsRobert HunterAkoma Zoume/Mountain Terraces VineyardPaint Horse HanzellJACUZZIVIANSACHATEAU ST. JEANVJB CELLARSB Wise VineyardsLandmarkKenwood WineryKundeKazMATANZASCREEKGRANGEPavo WinesMAYO RESERVE ROOMPETALUMA HILL ROADParmelee HillAnabaImagerySEBASTIANIKamenTin BarnGofesselFaveroGundlach BundschuTOSAN FRANCISCOTOSAN FRANCISCOLos CarnerosRegionRam’s GateCORNERSTONE SONOMAMEADOWCROFT WINESFoyt Family WinesKeating WinesMAYO FAMILYTravelling to Santa RosatrAVel tiMefroM MileS (Average) (Peak)golden gate Bridge 49 50 90Sacramento 104 110 150Downtown napa 42 60 77SONOMA PLAZACHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECABRYTER ESTATESERIC K JAMES VINEYARDSAdobe RoadGlenLyonHawkesHaywoodHighway 12 WineryRocheSojournSpannTwo AmigosWaltWestwoodR2RavenswoodTravelling around Sonoma CountyBUENA VISTADowntown Santa rosa to Sonoma Plaza 22 35 40Downtown Santa rosa to healdsburg 16 20 307TH E.LOVALL VALLEYCELLARDOORE NAPA ST8TH E.healdsburg to geyserville 8 15 15Downtown Santa rosa to guerneville 19 35 40MacRostieBURNDALEScribeMake us your first stop in Wine Country…Nine boutique wineries in one fun locationTake the Downtown Santa Rosa exit #489 to 4th StreetRAMALLive MusicWed-Sat7:30-10:30pmSunday-Tuesday 10am-8:30pmWednesday-Saturday 10am-10:30pm133 4th Street, Downtown Santa Rosa, exit #489(707) 578-1826 • www.cellarsofsonoma.comBRING IN THIS AD FOR 2-FOR-1 TASTING!Sonoma County Wineries


LAGUNA RD.SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKLakeSonomaGustafson FamilyVineyardsSTEWART’S POINTTOMENDOCINOCOASTFERRARI-CARANODUTCHER CROSSINGTOBODEGABAYTOHWY. 1FRITZ WINERYRIVER RD.MAIN ST.BOHEMIAN HWYPLAZA STHEALDSBURG AVE.WESTSIDEMonte RioTHEPLAZA101SbragiaSilver OakFamilyCellarsVineyardsJ RickardsFrick Geyser PeakPalmeriLocalsMeeker128Pedroncelli Route 128 MercuryKachinaWinery Terroirs deLORIMIERDavid CaffaroTrione VineyardsYoakim Bridge Talty FORCHINIAmphora & WineryBellaFamily Wineries Clos Du Bois DraxtonPrestonZichichiTruett KokomoHurst Papapietro Perry TRENTADUEPetersonRobert YoungRaymond Burr Göpfrich Trattore EstateMartoranaFrancis Ford Stryker SonomaQuivira Unti Rued CoppolaLytton HawkesPassalacqua TeldeschiStation Rd. StonestreetMichel-SchlumbergerMountsMauritson Ridge/LyttonDry Creek Vineyard AmistaSprings Medlock Ames SAUSALJordanStuhlmullerWhite OakA. RafanelliMAZZOCCOSODA ROCK Alexander Valley VineyardsLambert BridgeSimiWILSONJohnson's HannaVineyard of PasterickAlexanderMontemaggioreManzanitaValley WinesCamellia Cellars, Davis Family, Holdredge,CreekJ Keverson, Sapphire Hills, SkewisFERRARI-CARANO’SGrove StreetField StoneSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDMichael BernardEverett RidgeSainiSeghesio PortalupiLancaster EstateLake SonomaDaVero128Vérité/ArchipelMAGNOLIAToad HollowIn Vino VeritasMacPhail FamilyMill CreekRoadhouseDowntown WineFoppiano CHRISTOPHER CREEKChateauThirty Four NorthRussian River Wine Co.FeliceALDERBROOKLimerick LaneHawley JCBAcorn ChristieTOPELARMIDAMietzDe La MontanyaWilliamsonTwomey RODNEYThumbprintMurphy-Goode - EdmeadesHauckSTRONGStephen & Walker SelbyMATRIXLongboardJ WineLa Crema Pezzi KingVineyardsJohn Tyler WinesMerriamby NotablesChalk HillBacigalupiVineyard101VMLHOP KILNRochioli VineAristaTastingsUPTickWilliams SelyemThomas George EstatesArmstrongWoodsPorter CreekCopainMuellerKENDALL-JACKSONARMSTRONG WOODS RD.GROVEVINEDUTCHER CREEK RDWINE CREEK RD.GRANTYOAKIM BRIDGEJoseph PhelpsWALLINGChateauDianaASTI RD.CENTER STMILL STCHIANTI RD.CANYONNORTH ST.EASTMATHESONKorbel116Marimar TorresMONTGOMERYRUSSIAN RIVERGRATON RD.OCCIDENTAL RD.FreemanGOLDLittoraiWinesRIDGEDRY CREEK RD.W. DRY CREEK RD.HAYDON ST.HartfordFamilyWineryMASONGary FarrellMARTINELLIMIRABEL RD.GEYSERVILLE RD.WESTSIDE RD.MOSHINMARTINRAYVINE HILL RD.MILL STA.KINLEYLIMERICKRussian River Martini & PrattiIron Horse DehlingerRiver RoadSebastopol VineyardsGraton RidgeDutton-GoldfieldRed CarLynmarEmeritus MerryD&L CarinalliHannaEdwardsTaft Street Winery Peters Family &Occidental Road CellarsBURNSIDEEmtuEstateWATER TROUGHFREI RD.RED WINERYGEYSER’SALEXANDER VAL. RD.Sonoma-CutrerRussian HillEstateSLUSSERWoodenheadJoseph SwanPellegriniClaypool CellarsTOHWY. 101W. OLIVETSUNCEPINE FLATOLD REDWOOD HWY.STARR RDLOS AMIGOSWINDSOR RIVER RDSTARR RDSonoma CountyAirportOLIVETDeLOACHKENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERRIVER RD.12ARATA LN.BROOKS RD.LAKEWOODHEMBRE LN.101AIRPORT BLVDSHILO RD.PINER RD.FRAUGHTMARK WEST SPRINGS101GUERNEVILLE RD. STEELE LN.CHALK HILL RD.PLEASANT AVE.OLD REDWOOD HWY.Old World WineryRobert Rue NovyEric KentMartinelliSiduriTara BellaHarvest MoonCarol SheltonHook & BattagliniLadderInman FamilyBALLETTOALEXANDER VALLEY,DRY CREEK VALLEY& R U S S I A N R I V E ROCCIDENTAL RD.FULTON RDFULTON RDFOUNTAIN GROVE PKWY.TOSANTA ROSA/SAN FRANCISCOStarliteVineyardsTOSONOMAVALLEYG E Y S E R V I L L ECANYONCHIANTIWEST DRY CREEK RD.GEYSERVILLE AVE.Silver OakFrickJ RickardsPedroncelli 128 Route 128 WineryPalmeri MeekerDavid GeyserLocalCaffaro PeakTerroirsMercuryLYTTON SPRINGS RD.101MAZZOCCOTrioneClos du BoisINDEPENDENCEFrancisFordCoppola101DRY CREEK RD128TRENTADUEdeLORIMIERGEYSERVILLE RD.HEALDSBURG AVEGardenCreek RobertRanch YoungRED WINERY RDStrykerSonomaHawkesSimiJordanMedlockAmesStonestreetALEXANDER VAL RD48 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYFAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1969Best kept secret is out!Enjoy award-winning bubbly, wines and port, plusour beautiful picnic grounds with incredible views.Available for weddings & catered parties19170 Geyserville Avenue, Geyservile, (707) 433-3104Highway 101 Independence Lane ExitBring in thisad & receive20% offyour purchase!GOLD MEDALSS2012 SF Chronicle Tasting2006 Sonoma CountyMeeks Merlot Best of Class2005 Sonoma County Mercantile Cabernet Sauvignon Gold2007 Alexander Valley “TheGeneral” Cabernet Sauvignon GoldOpen 10:30-5(707) 385-6047 | 8015 Hwy 128, Healdsburg 95448 | sodarockwinery.comry.comSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com49


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINERYA L E X A N D E R V A L L E YAward Winning WinesBeautiful Tasting RoomGorgeous Picnic AreasOpen 10:30-52001 Hwy 128 – Geyserville CA 95441800-546-7718 | delorimierwinery.comDRY CREEK RD101D O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGGROVE STSeghesioGrove Street WineryManzanita CreekHEALDSBURG AVE.CENTER STPLAZAJOHNSONMATHESONCENTERLINCOLNGRANT STMILLPRINCEFITCH STMARCH AVE.COLLEGE STPIPER STToad HollowVineyardsPortalupi Lake Sonoma NORTH STThirty Four North In Vino WineryWine Merchants VeritasRoadhouseHawleyChateau FeliceDowntown WineKENDALLRussian River Wine Co.JACKSON Plaza JCBThe Wine ShopTOPELMurphy-Goode ThumbprintWilliamson WinesEdmeadesStephen & WalkerLa Crema WineryHauckPezzi KingSelbyFerrari-Carano’sSEASONS OF THE VINEYFITCH STxWith this ad, expires 06/30/12. Certain wines excluded. Can not combne with other discounts.50Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYJohn Ash & Co. Restaurant Summer Winemaker Dinner SeriesJohn Ash & Co. Restaurant’s Summer Winemaker Dinner Serieskicks off with Gracianna Winery on June 14th, at 6pm. Guests willmeet the faces behind the brands and get to know a little more abouttheir favorite wines in an intimate, fun and relaxed atmosphere.Wines are paired with an exquisite, five-or-six-course menu preparedby John Ash & Co.’s Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt.This summer’s lineup includes:• Gracianna Winery, June 14• Balletto Vineyards and Winery, July 26• Joseph Phelps Vineyards/Freestone Vineyards, August 16The Gracianna Winemaker Dinner menu includes hors d’oeuvresof Grilled Apricots with Prosciutto and Warm Pt. Reyes Toma Cheesewith Sour Dough Croûte and Balsamic Jelly paired with Suzanne’sBlend 2011 Chardonnay; Butter Braised Lobster with Fava BeanPurée, Grilled Asparagus and Meyer Lemon Olive Oil paired withSuzanne’s Blend 2010 Chardonnay; Gourmet Mushroom HerbPolenta paired with Bacigalupi Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir; CrispyPheasant Confit paired with Bacigalupi Vineyard 2008 and 2010Pinot Noirs; Buffalo Short Ribs paired with Bacigalupi Vineyard 2008and 2010 Zinfandel; and assorted Petit Fours for dessert.Winemaker Dinners are $99 per person, all inclusive. Forcomplete menus, additional information and to make reservations,visit www.vintnersinn.com/winemakerdinner.asp.John Ash & Co is located next to Vintners Inn, 4330 BarnesRoad, just west of Highway 101, off the River Road exit, on BarnesRoad. John Ash & Co. is open for lunch, Wednesday, Thursday andFriday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner nightly, Friday andSaturday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 8:30 p.m.Call (707) 527-7687 for more information, or visit the website atwww.vintnersinn.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com51


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK52WINEMAKER PROFILE: ARROWOOD VINEYARDS & WINERYHEIDI VON DER MEHDENARROWOODVINEYARDS & WINERY‘the cabernet Sauvignon destination in Sonoma Valley.’open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.14347 Sonoma highway, glen ellen, cA 954421-800-938-5170 | www.arrowoodwinery.comemail: hospitality@arrowoodvineyards.com“To me, winemaking is a balance of artistry and science. With every vintage,it is my goal to capture the essence of Sonoma Valley while producing winesworthy of the Arrowood label,” Heidi von der Mehden, Arrowood Winemaker.Heidi’s passion for this region truly comes through the wines she creates.Consumers can experience Heidi’s winemaking philosophies in every bottle ofArrowood wine: Accept the challenges that Mother Nature throws your way;continue learning new techniques to improve the production and quality of wine;and remember to stay true to your style. However, her area of study was far fromthe agricultural mainstay the county has to offer. “My fascination with chemistrybegan in high school,” says von der Mehden. “It led me down an interestingcareer path that took me around the world. But ultimately I knew that my heartwas in Sonoma County.” Upon her return, she put her chemistry background towork in the wine industry. Her career began in Sonoma Valley at Kenwood whereshe worked for four harvests. During this time Heidi became very familiar withthe different vineyards and developed great relationships with the growers in thearea – something that would prove very beneficial years later. She eventually leftSonoma Valley to continue her career in the winemaking field.In 2007, Heidi had the opportunity to come back to Sonoma Valley when shejoined Arrowood Winery as Assistant Winemaker. “I was drawn to this winerybecause it brought me back to the valley where I started my wine career,”remarked Heidi. “It also gave me the opportunity to work closely withWinemaster Richard Arrowood and learn from his more than 40 years ofwinemaking experience.” This successful partnership led to von der Mehdentaking over as Head Winemaker in 2010. How will she continue the legacy ofArrowood while making her own winemaking mark? First, by staying true to theArrowood style that has won the winery critical acclaim and fans all over theworld. And second, by continuing to learn, improve and evolve the winemakingprocess. One additional perk – unlike many chemists, Heidi gets to experiencethe fruits of her labor with every new release.As a Sonoma Valley Winemaker, Heidi knows the hidden varietal gem of theregion – Cabernet Sauvignon. She explains, “The Mayacamas Mountains and theSonoma Mountain areas produce outstanding concentrated fruit. Many wineconsumers don’t realize the number of fabulous Cab vineyards that exist minutesfrom the winery.” And with over nine current releases available in the tastingroom, Arrowood is the Cabernet Sauvignon destination in Sonoma Valley. Whenasked which new Cabernet Sauvignon release she is most excited about:“Definitely the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Réserve Spéciale. I just finishedblending it. ’09 was a great vintage. This Réserve is the epitome of Sonoma Valleyelegance with refined tannins – a classic Arrowood Cab. It’s going to be so good.”When she’s not walking the vineyards, blending barrels or analyzing wine,Heidi can be found in the Arrowood Library Room reviewing vintages datingback to 1985. “There is so much Arrowood history in this Library. It’s thrilling tosee how the winery has evolved over the past 27 years while remaining true tothe passion that built this label.”Come to experience a vertical flight of Arrowood’s flagship CabernetSauvignon – the Réserve Spéciale available every weekend in May. As theycelebrate the newly released 2007 you will have the opportunity to tryArrowood’s 2005, 2006 and 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Réserve Spéciale.Each vintage highlights the Arrowood legacy and commitment to making thebest Cabernet in Sonoma Valley.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISTOSANTA ROSAMacLeodLAWNDALELandmarkVineyardKazADOBE CANYON RD.SugarloafState ParkFor updates onWhat’s Happeningin Wine Country,sign up for our emailnewsletter atwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comMatanzasCreekSable RidgeJack LondonState ParkBENNETT VALLEY RD.Benziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.VJB CELLARSB Wise VineyardsMAYO RESERVE ROOMAudelssa EstateERIC ROSSMOONDANCECELLARSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryORANGEGROVEARNOLD DRIVEParadise RidgeTy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduWARM SPRINGS RDMADRONEAGUA CALIENTE ROADBOYES BLVD12R ROADBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the MoonVERANO AVEFamily WineriesLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDHKGESTATEWINESDeerfield RanchDUNBAMAYOFAMILYW. SPAIN ST.12BR COHNCHATEAU ST. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDTRINITY4th ERDARROWOODTHEPLAZAKundeCAVEDALEMOON MTNHanzellCHATEAU ST. JEANImageryPetroniVineyardsKenwoodRavenswoodGEHRICKERDSEBASTIANILOVELL VALLEY RD7th STCASTLELN.RD. VINEYARDTONAPA VALLEYSONOMAV A L L E YW I N E R I E SAkoma ZoumeSONOMA PLAZACHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECABRYTER ESTATESERIC K JAMES VINEYARDSAdobe RoadGlenLyonHawkesHaywoodHighway 12 WineryRocheSojournSpannTwo AmigosWaltWestwoodBartholomew ParkOLD WINERYRDBUENAVISTAFaveroTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116Parmelee HillBONNESSSCHUGTOSAN FRANCISCOPETALUMARobledoFamilyCARNEROS ESTATEBONNEAUGLORIA FERRERCLINELEVERONI ROADAnabaBonneauFREMONT121JACUZZIVIANSA5th ST WESTBROADW AY37CaveLarsonFamily5th ST EASTCELLAR DOOR12CORNERSTONE SONOMAMEADOWCROFT WINESFoyt Family WinesKeating WinesRam’s GateR2EAST NAPA STDENMARK STNAPA ROADMacrostie121218th ST EASTGundlach-BundschuScribeBURNDALEKamenTin BarnCARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryGofesselTONAPANot to ScaleTOVALLEJO54 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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Wine Tasting on historicSONOMA PLAZABRYTER ESTATESSpecialties: Sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot NoirCome meet Terin Ignozzi, winemaker and proprietor, for a taste.25 east napa Street, Suite e • open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.(707) 501-8272 • bryter.comMake sure to taste our Sparkling Brut and award-winning wines!ERIC K JAMES VINEYARDSLocal Syrah & Pinot Noir (Estate grown, small production)Seated tastings that are personal, educational and interactive fun452 first Street, Suite g • open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.(707) 996-1364 • erickjames.comComplimentary Upgrade Reserve Library TastingLEDSON WINERY & VINEYARDSTaste Ledson and Zina Hyde Cunningham Wines – Enjoy atasting and stay to dine in our French Bistro, Centre du Vin480 first Street east, Sonoma • open daily 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.(707) 996-9779 • www.ledsonhotel.comUpgraded tasting when you mention this adR2 WINE COMPANYOur wines are food friendly,value driven and simply taste great!654 Broadway, Sonoma • open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.(707) 933-1330 • r2winecompany.comComplimentary Upgrade Reserve Library TastingSonoma Plaza, a National Historic Landmark, is originallyhome to the last of the chain of 21 California missions.Throughout its colorful history – including the Bear FlagRevolt where the California state flag was first raised in1842 – the small-town epicenter is now home to some 25gourmet dining establishments, 40 boutique shops and artgalleries as well as 18 unique tasting rooms. A well-knowntourist destination, visitors come to Sonoma to experiencethe idyllic Wine Country lifestyle. Sure, doublewidetractors may grace the two-lane Highway 12, wide-openranchlands blanket the valley between towns, and woolysheep keep weeds and grasses minimal in the vineyards.But, no doubt, you will also find countless award-winningwineries and world-class restaurants in Sonoma. Sonomais all about life, about taste and enjoying each day.Taste award-winning local wines at18 Unique Tasting Rooms all within walking distance!HAWKESROCHE WINERYROESSLER CELLARSWEST SPAIN STREETEAST SPAIN STREETADOBE ROADWINERYCHARLES CREEKVINEYARDSWEST NAPA STREET˝1ST STREET WESTHISTORICSONOMA PLAZAWESTWOOD WINERY HAYWOODTWO AMIGOSBRYTER ESTATES˝VISITORCENTER˝1ST STREET EASTSONOMAENOTECA˝ERIC K JAMESVINEYARDS˝LEDSONHIGHWAY 12 WINERYEAST NAPA STREETKAMEN WINES Della SantinaENOTECASPANN SOJOURNVINEYARDS CELLARSMAPLE STREETBROADWAY˝R2 WINECOMPANYPATTEN STREETSonomaEnotecaSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIES– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.com57


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK58LEDSON WINERY & VINEYARDSopen Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.7335 Sonoma highway (hwy 12), Kenwood, cA 95409(707) 537-3810 | www.ledson.comTASTING ROOM OF THE WEEKLEDSON WINERY & VINEYARDSBY MiKe hYlAnDUnquestionably the most unique wine tasting destination in theentire Sonoma Valley (and this place will give many in Napa a run fortheir money) has to be The Castle (as it is known) on Highway 12 inKenwood that houses Ledson Winery and Vineyards. Originallydesigned to be the home of its founder, Steve Ledson and his family,Ledson was talked out of that idea by his construction supervisor whosuggested making it into a showplace for his wines.The Castle was designed by Ledson with construction startingaround 1994. Set among established vineyards as well as some just afew years old, the building was completed and a grand opening held inJuly of 1999. Guests and locals alike came to marvel at not only thebuilding’s gothic-appearing exterior, but at all of the attention to detailthroughout.“I think we made the right decision to turn the building into a winetasting experience,” says winemaker and owner Steve Ledson. “Itended up taking some 18 months to get all the approvals needed tomake it a commercial building, but in the end it was time well spent,and I’ve been having a ball in here ever since.”The 16,000-square-foot manse houses seven tasting bars and suites,a gourmet marketplace featuring the best foods Sonoma Valley has tooffer, picnic grounds, wedding facilities and so much more. “Forspecial events, there is a full kitchen, private dining rooms, a full staff, asommelier and the chef from the Ledson Hotel in Sonoma available totake a special event and make it into an extraordinary event,” saysLedson.The tasting room staff is extremely knowledgeable on all of the 80+wines in the Ledson portfolio, and more often than not, you may evenend up talking wine with Steve Ledson, who relishes seeing wine loversenjoying his wines as well as his hospitality in The Castle. “We’re not inbusiness just to pour wine,” we want you to have the best tastingexperience possible, Ledson says, “our tasting room staff is an incrediblegroup of professionals with many years of wine and hospitalityexperience. Many of them have been with me for 10 to 12 years.“From day one, our goal has always been to make great wines,present them in the best possible manner, and have our guests trulyenjoy their experience when they are here,” Ledson says. “We wantpeople to experience the grounds; the picnic area, or come for a privatetasting overseen by one of our sommelier’s or in some cases, even me.”No novice to the wine business, Steve Ledson’s family has beenfarming and growing grapes in the Sonoma Valley for more than 150years. From the mid-1800s to Prohibition, his ancestors were alsowinemakers. While they stopped making wine after Prohibition, theycontinued to be a source of grapes for many other wine makers in theValley. Ledson picked up the winemaking mantle in the 1990s and hascarved his name on the barrel that also bears the names of hiswinegrowing forefathers. It’s a family tradition.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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The winemaking efforts of more than 40 talented homewinemakers from Lake County and across California will be availablefor tasting at the tenth-annual Home Winemakers Festival onSaturday, June 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. This year’s event will be held inLibrary Park, 225 Park Street, in downtown Lakeport.Sponsored by the Clear Lake Performing Arts, the event is abenefit for Lake County symphony and music programs and thepurchase of a commemorative glass will allow event-goers to tasteany or all of the wines from the amateur winemakers and brews fromthe amateur brewers. Tasting is $20 per person in advance, $25 dayof the event.In the morning before the festival begins, a professional judgingpanel will choose winners in several categories. During the festival,guests vote on their favorite wines, brews and other categories, andPeople’s Choice awards will be presented at the end of the day.Several local commercial wineries, including Rosa d’OroVineyards, Steele Wines and Wildhurst Vineyards will be present tosupport the event, and some will even pour their wines for tasting.In addition to wine, several home-brewed beers also will beavailable for sampling. Local purveyors will be selling food during thefestival and a silent auction will take place during the festival withmany fantastic donated items. The David Neft Duo will perform lightjazz, bluegrass and folk music during the festival.For more information on the Lake County Home WinemakersWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESTenth Annual Home Winemakers Festival in Lakeport, June 23Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comFestival or to register as an amateur winemaker, contact Ed Bublitz,(707) 277-8172, www.homewinemakersfestival.com.Lake County is part of the North Coast AVA, which alsoencompasses Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Within LakeCounty, five other AVAs exist – Clear Lake AVA, Benmore Valley AVA,Guenoc AVA, and the recently approved Red Hills AVA and HighValley AVA.Anderson Valley Winegrowers Host15th Annual Pinot Noir FestivalTickets are on sale for the 15th annual Anderson Valley PinotNoir Festival, to be held May 18-20. The event, which is put onby The Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association (AVWA), willfeature a grand tasting that highlights 40 producers pouring justone single variety from one appellation (Anderson Valley PinotNoir and Pinot Noir rosés).The Pinot Noir Festival weekend kicks off on Friday, May 18with a day-long technical conference aimed at members of thetrade and avid Pinot consumers. Conference topics includewastewater management, a Boonville vs. “deep end” Pinot tastingmoderated by Michael Mina Group Wine Director Rajat Parr, aCerise Vineyard focus tasting and more.The technical conference will be followed by a casual, outdoorbarbecue at Husch Vineyards, with pulled pork sandwiches andother BBQ delicacies, a live band and plenty of Pinot Noir.After a press tasting on Saturday morning, the grand tasting atGoldeneye Winery in Philo will showcase Anderson Valley Pinotwith a latin beat. Pinots will be paired with classic Mexican disheslike fig mole chicken and a group of local women will be makingfresh salsas and homemade tortillas during the event. There willalso be live music and a silent auction to benefit the AndersonValley Health Center and Hendy Woods State Park.On Saturday evening, May 19, local wineries will host fourwinemaker dinners in Anderson Valley and on the MendocinoCoast. This year’s dinners include: Roederer, Goldeneye andFulcrum at Roederer Estate; Baxter and Navarro Vineyards at ThePhilo Apple Farm; Scharffenberger Cellars, Phillips Hill Estate andWaits-Mast at Scharffenberger; and Esterlina, Greenwood Ridgeand Champ de Reves at the MacCallum House in Mendocino.The weekend will conclude on Sunday, May 20 with openhouses at Anderson Valley wineries, featuring special tastings,educational talks, music and food (a list of winery open housescan be found at www.avwines.com).Tickets for the 15th annual Anderson Valley Pinot NoirFestival can be purchased at www.avwines.com.For additional information about the event, visit the AVWAwebsite at www.avwines.com, call (707) 895-WINE or emailinfo@avwines.com.61


MAIN ST SANTA RITA ROADKITTY HAWK RDVASCO ROADGREENVILLE ROADWine Tasting inLIVERMORE VALLEY Wine CountryOccasio Winery – Honoring Livermore’s Heritage VarietalsOccasio Winery has been receivingtremendous accolades, with the Wine Enthusiastrecently declaring, “John Kinney is oneof Livermore Valley’s finest winemakers.”With their 2010 Angelica just receiving 92points, their 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon 90points, and more 90 point scores on othersmall lot wines, Occasio Winery is seeingtremendous success from their winemakingphilosophy.Owner and winemaker John Kinney tellsus that the Angelica rating is the highestrating the Wine Enthusiast has given to anAngelica styled wine, and the highest ratingever given to a dessert wine from LivermoreValley.Occasio Winery is committed to theHeritage varietals of Livermore Valley, with afocus on small and micro lots wines, onlyfrom Livermore Valley grapes. Kinney craftsless than 200 cases per varietal, with most lessthan 100 cases. With a production of around1500 cases per year, this makes Occasio oneTRI-VALLEYCONVENTION& VISITORSBUREAUPleasanton84LIVERMORE VALLEYSunolLittleValleyVALLEY AVEBERNAL AVE.KILKARE RD.MAIN680EllistonVineyardsNILES CANYON ROADW I N E R I E SMitchell KatzVAL84Ruby HillLECI TOSTO SAN JOSE,SALINAS &MONTEREY/CARMELVINEYARDAVE.ISABEL AVEKALTHOFenestraWineryRDFF COMMONHOLMES ST.L St.Thomas CoyneWineryPORTOLA AVE.ARROYOof the smallest wineries in the area.This winemaker wants to keep productionsmall and local, ensuring each wine isperfectly balanced and elegant, and consistentlyrepresentative of the terroir of whichJohn is so proud. All wines are crafted intheir winery, with some tanks designedspecifically for the style of wines John wishesto craft.Working with local growers in the LivermoreValley to harvest what John believes tobe the best vineyard locations in the Valley,Occasio believes that timing is also critical ingrowing and making the best wines possible.Its winged, pocket watch label is anexpression of how critical timing is, fromdetermining the perfect moment for harvestto the optimum time of each wine’s release.Occasio is actually latin for “opportunity,”and one that presented itself to John in 2008,when he obtained his permit for a winery.Opening the tasting room in 2009, hereleased a Petite Sirah, Merlot, SauvignonS. LIVERMORETOSIERRA FOOTHILLSJohn Christopher CellarsCuda Ridge(Blacksmith Square) Winemaker’s EAST AVE. & RyhanPurplePourhouseLavish NottinghamOrchidLivermorePACIFICLainesInnRetzlaffOCCASIO Cedar MountainPage MillLongevityBodegasStony Ridge & Rios-ConcannonCrooked Vine Hidden Lovell GarréAguirreTESLA ROAD CreekRodrigue Ryhan &Molyneaux Marr Cellars atTamasEagle RidgeSteven KentSinging Winemaker LaRochelleEstate Wente VineyardsLas PositasLivermore Valley Cellars EckertWETMORE RD EstateMurietta’sWineryWellTenutaVineyardsFIRST STREETWente VineyardsRestaurantVisitors Centerand Golf Course580MINESWood Family Vineyards*CEDAR MTN. RDBent Creek WineryWhite Crane Wineryel SolLUPIN ROADCROSS ROADVICTORIAMcGRAILVINEYARDSRed FeatherWineryBig White House WineryJohn EvansCharles R.VineyardsLesChênesBoaventuraBlanc and a Pinot Gris that first year, and isnow crafting additional varietals, such asCabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and his proprietaryred blend, Sotto Voce. “We don’t releasea wine that I don’t like,” Kinney said. Healways enjoys tasting his new wines and is abig fan of Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon.His clientele is growing by word of mouth,with sales up this year by 40 percent. “We arestarting to get more recognition for doingwhat we are doing,” he said. “Winemaking isa slow process; you only get one shot a year.”Kinney plans on introducing a new seriesof wines in the near future – the “HeritageSeries,” a testament to those heritage varietalsand crafted with no expense spared. “Ourwine club members will receive these winesfirst, and if any remains, we will offer those inour tasting room,” says Kinney.According to Kinney, the wineries in Livermoreare improving and are now producingworld-class wines at incredible value. Wineenthusiasts can witness the winemakingprocess onsite at Occasio and will most likelymeet the winemaker on any given day!Occasio Winery is located at 2245B SouthVasco Road. For more details visit the websiteat www.occasiowinery.com or call (925) 371-1987.62 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


SAN FRANCISCOROAD CLOSEDAVENUE DAVENUE EROAD CLOSEDAVENUE HAVENUE IAVENUE MAVENUE NOAKLANDWine Tasting onTREASURE ISLANDCome Discover the Hidden Treasuresby Robert Amox, Proprietor & VintnerKNIGHTSWOOD VINEYARDS & WINERY AND BODEGA WINE ESTATESOne of the most often-asked questions winery visitors ask is someform of, “Why Treasure Island?” It has not been a direct route fromthe pastoral vineyards of Sonoma County to the former Naval basewith its curious blend of peaceful avenues, transitional ghost buildingsand stunning views of every San Francisco landmark. Doing thesame thing as everyone else is seldom the path for me. Not only do Ilisten to a different drummer, I’ll probably make his drum different,too. Instead of opening yet another winery in Sonoma County, I wasdrawn in by the unique location and environment. No one hadattempted to make wine here, but re-utilizing these buildings withthe correct infrastructure already in place was a great opportunity. Ico-founded the first multi-winery property on the Island, then splitoff to establish Bodega Wine Estates in another building that becameavailable.My love affair with wine and food developed over many years.Never content with being a bystander, my journeys led me to learnto cook, grow grapes and make wine. It is a process in motion,always seeking the best out there – learn from the best, source thebest and make the best. I am always lookingto combine the timeless trinity of food, wineand friends. The “Bodega” (Spanish for“cellar”) provides a vehicle for these passionsand to share them with others. Besides mywinery, Knightswood, I provide space in theBodega for other artisan winemakers.A visit to the comfortably appointedtasting room provides our guests with an unhurried, welcomingexperience as well as a range of wines to sample and purchase. Onany afternoon, one can expect a warm greeting from our group. Terriis a delightful hostess and multi-lingual expatriate who spent manyyears living in Madrid, Spain. She provides much of the inspirationbehind the designs and events. A dog-friendly place, Bentley theBasset Hound can often be seen resting on a Persian rug requestingyour attention, and there is always a winemaker nearby to chat withyou or even provide a tour. There are often fun events, featuringfood, music and of course wine. Some are exclusive to wine clubmembers so be sure at ask about what’s coming.Venture out to Treasure Island, at 13th Street and Avenue I, anddiscover the gems in Bodega’s treasure trove!TREASURE ISLAND WINERIESBODEGA WINE ESTATES751 13th Street at Avenue i, treasure island, San franciscofri, Sat and Sun from 1 to 6pm, 415-525-4154Free tasting for two with adA collection of family wineries – the venue promises a truly uniqueand enjoyable wine tasting experience with spectacular views of theCity. Bring your lunch/picnic to enjoy with wine on the terrace.Knightswood wines are crafted to allow them express the nature ofthe vineyards' locale, giving voice to the elements of sun, wind and rainunique to each. Stein Family Wines – Got honest wine? We do.Our wines celebrate being alive and show life’s creative essence. We make sure thefolks who grow and make it enjoy some of its dreams, too. Why? Because fair is fair.Great wines made the right way: steinfamilywines.com/donations.Eristavi Family Wines – (at treasure isand Wines)THE WINERY SF200 California Ave. Bldg 180 N, Treasure Island, Daily 12pm-5pm415-SF -JUICE • www.winery-sf.com – The Winery SF brings the Californiawine experience to San Francisco. It's 20,000 sq. ft. winery, tastingroom, and event center allows visitors to experience the winemakingprocess first-hand while enjoying award-winning wines from Napa,Sonoma, and beyond. Tours available by appointment.95 9th Street and Ave i, treasure island, Sf; 415-394-9463 Mon-fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pmtue-Sun 12-5:30 pmopening Soonopen daily 12-5, tours by appointmentFat Grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco; 415-388-8318Hoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscoSol Rouge – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUiceTreasure Island Wines –95 9th Street and Ave i, treasure island, Sf; 415-394-9463 Mon-fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pmVIE – (at the Winery Sf)200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentAVENUE OF THE PALMSTheMagicCarpetGreatLawnIslandMarket& Deli/VisitorCenter9TH STREETBODEGA WINE ESTATES:Knightswood, Just JoshinStein Family WinesCALIFORNIA AVENUEWINERY SFTreasure IslandBar & GrillTO I-80/BAY BRIDGESAN FRANCISCO/OAKLANDHoffman Family Cellars11TH STREET4TH STREETTreasureIslandWinesTREASUREISLANDOasis Cafe13TH STREETThe FatGrapeWineryLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!63


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SANTA CLARA/SANTA CRUZ/MONTEREY COUNTIESMonterey Wine Festival Celebrates 36 YearsNow in its 36th year the Monterey Wine Festival continues toevolve into a platform designed for the regional wine industry and thecommunity of wine lovers. After 36 years the festival has settled intothe wine and food scene like a seashell in the sand. On Friday, June 8from 5 to 9 p.m., the festival kicks off with guests savoring bites ofwonderful food and sips of world-class wines. The cool ocean breezereminds guests of the local heritage and of this festival that celebratedthe wine industry long before many wineries even existed. Now thefestival features many new editions that keeps guests happy and thepalate alive with anticipation. Spirits, beers, oysters and Champagneare all featured on Friday evening as well as seafood from the CentralBering Sea Fisherman’s Association, arrays of cheeses, charcuterie andmore all pair nicely with the wines. One can only imagine what elseyou would need to feel more bliss. What fun to hob-knob with theindustry professionals and fellow guests that share a love of all that isgood to the palate!On Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the celebrationcontinues with another addition The Bartenders Fedora ProfessionalCocktail Competition Throw Down! Guests continue the celebrationwith a completely mouth watering experience from both the wineriesand purveyors of food. Along with all these festival ingredients livemusic is the final sensation that further ensures a ultimate winningcombination. Wine, food, beer, spirits, music…aahhh!It’s a Chowdah Throw Down!Another successful addition to the festival this year is the 3rdAnnual West Coast Chowder Competition. Professional chefs fromthe west coast will come to compete and chowder lovers will payhomage to their special creations. This year chefs from Seattle, SanFrancisco, Portland and other chowder known destinations will belanding in Monterey to compete against the local titans of chowder.All competitors will be trying to slay the judge’s tongues with theircreations, take home the prize money and boast of their achievementin what is expected to be one of the most impressive competitionsaround. Clam, Seafood and Creative Chowders are the categories thatmake up the contest and the big copper pot award goes to the Best ofShow. Guests can sample or buy a cup of chowder, pick their ownpersonal favorites and vote for the people’s choice award comparingtheir palettes to the judges. Wines that pair with chowders will alsobe available to sample.Festivities take place at 2012 Custom House Plaza, Monterey.Tickets are available online at www.montereywine.com. Like theFacebook pages: Monterey Wine Festival Company and West CoastChowder Competition.All Aboard The Santa CruzMountains Wine Express!Join the winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains WinegrowersAssociation on Sunday May 20th, from 1 to 5 p.m. for a uniqueevent pairing wine, food, music and a trip on the Santa CruzMountains Wine Express at Roaring Camp Railroads. Start yourday sampling the offerings of wineries from your own localappellation, picnic in the sun, play family games, or just relaxand enjoy the live music. Board the train for a trip through theredwoods – a full-service ride that includes wine tasting andanother round of gourmet treats, plus the breathtaking scenery ofboth forest and coastline. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 atthe door and $20 for children under 12 years old. Forreservations or for more information, contact the Santa CruzMountains Winegrowers Association at (831) 685-VINE (8463)or send an e-mail to info@scmwa.com.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 65


SANTA CLARA/SANTA CRUZ/MONTEREY COUNTIES | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVintners’ Festival Celebrates 23 Years, June 2-3The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association announced the23nd Annual Vintners’ Festival, “A Taste of the Mountains,” will takeplace on two consecutive weekends. The first weekend, June 2 and 3,the festival will be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa Claraand San Mateo counties. The second weekend, June 9 and 10, thefestival will be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa CruzCounty. Wineries participating in the Vintners’ Festival will be pouringfrom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with restaurant locations closing at 4 p.m.The Vintners’ Festival is an opportunity for restaurants andwineries to pair together for the ultimate experience. Many winerieswill be pouring their wines at local restaurants for the festival as wellas at their own winery locations.The Vintners’ Festival offers participants a self-guided tour inwhich they may take part in barrel tasting, meet winemakers andenjoy music, art and good food. Visitors are also invited to wanderthrough many of the winery gardens and to bring picnics to enjoy inpicturesque surroundings.Tickets and the official brochure listing participating wineriesalong with a map to help you find the locations are available bycalling the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association at(831) 685-VINE (8463). You may also purchase yourcommemorative wine glass, which serves as your ticket to taste,at any participating location during the festival.Santa Lucia Highlands GalaJoin the vintners of the Santa Lucia Highlands for this sixthannual, exclusive tasting on Saturday, May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.Sample limited release gems and hard-to-get vintages, oftenpoured by the winemakers themselves, along with great foodand music. Tickets are $85 per person.The setting will be beautiful Mer Soleil Winery, notnormally open to the public. Participating vintners includeAugust West, Belle Glos, Bernardus, Boekenoogen, Hahn,Hope and Grace, Kori, La Rochelle, Lucienne, Mansfield -Dunne, Manzoni, McIntyre, Mer Soleil, Morgan, Novy, Paraiso,Pelerin, Pessagno, Pisoni, Poppy, Puma Road, Roar, Scheid,Sequana, Siduri, Talbott, Testarossa, Tondre, Tudor and Wrath.TO MONTEREY68MAIN STREETTaste of MontereyDe TierraMarilyn Remark101SalinasRIVER ROADPessagnoBoekeoogenWrathRIVER ROADGONZALES RIVER RDGonzalesALTA STManzoniBlackstoneRay FranscioniFORT ROMIEFOOTHILL(PAVED ROAD)HAHN SLHESTATESMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYFORT ROMIE ROADPARAISOSPRINGS RDG17VentanaLOS COCHESARROYO SECO RDFRONT STSoledadEAST STMETZ ROAD14666G16SycamoreCellarsARROYO SECOWALNUT101GreenfieldScheidVineyardsHOBSON AVEwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNAPA VALLEY1313 Main – 1313 Main Street, napa; 707 258-1313 fri-Sat 11-12, Sun-thu 11-10A Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5ACACIA VNYD – 2750 las Amigas road, napa; 707 226-9991 x2 open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4Ackerman Family Vineyards – 2101 Kirkland Ave, napa; 707 2open by appointment onlyAcme Fine Wines– 1080 fulton ln, St. helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5Adastra – 2545 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 255-4818open by appointment onlyAetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley road, St. helena; 707 965-2675open by appointment onlyAhnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at oxbow tasting room, 605 first St. napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,tue 12-8Allora Vineyards – 3244 ehlers lane, St. helena; 707 963-6071open by appointment onlyAlpha Omega – 1155 Mee lane @ highway 29, rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley rd, napa; 707 253-2000open by appointment onlyAmizetta – 1099 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-1460open by appointment onlyAncien – napa; 707 255-3908open by appointment onlyAnderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards – 680 rossi road, St. helena; 707 963-8600 open by appointment onlyANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big ranch road, napa; 1-877-386-5070 open daily 10-5Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours: Public tours daily at 11am & 2 pm (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational ProgramsAntica Napa Valley –3700 Soda canyon, napa; 707 257-8700open by appointment onlyArdente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 226-7669open by appointment onlyARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 inglewood Ave, St. helena; 707 963-4334 open daily 10-5Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingAriel Vineyards – 1312 town center, napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020open by appointment onlyArns – 601 Muno road, St. helena; 707 963-3429open by appointment onlyARTESA – 1345 henry road, napa; 707 224-1668 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsAugust Briggs – 1307B lincoln Avenue, calistoga; 707 942-4912fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-thu 11-5, tue by appt.B CELLARS – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 709-8787 open daily 10-5Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, thu-fri 10-8, Sun 12-7BALDACCI FAMILY – 6236 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-9261open daily by appointmentBallentine Vineyards – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919open daily 10-5 by apptBarlow Vineyards – 4411Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742open by appointment onlyBarnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7075open by appointment onlyBEAULIEU VINEYARDS (BV) – 1960 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-5233 open daily 10-5Beau Vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 Mon-fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-1774open by appointment onlyBell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 open daily 10-4Benessere Winery – 1010 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-5853 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsBENNETT LANE – 3340 hwy 128, calistoga; 877 MAX-nAPA open daily 10-5:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsBERINGER VINEYARDSCOME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-94632 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this adSave up to $252000 Main Street, St. helena | www.Beringer.comBialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 227-2293open by appointment onlyBighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569fri-Sat 11-4, tue-thu by apptBlack Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866open by appointment onlyBlack Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860open by appointment onlyBlack Stallion Winery – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5Blankiet Estate – 2360 california Sr, Yountville; 707 963-2001 open by appt Mon-Sat 10-4Boeschen – 3242 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-3674open by appointment onlyBOUCHAINE VINEYARDS – 1075 Buchli Station road, napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine open daily 10:30-4:30Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Gift items, gardens, vineyard walking tour. Call ahead for: Safari Tours at 10:30am, educational programs, food pairings & bringing pets.Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 first St, napa; 707 226-3976Sun-thu 11-10, fr-Sa 11-MidnightBourassa – 190 camino oruga, napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366open by appointment onlyBoyd Family – 4042 Big ranch road, napa; 707 254-7353open by appointment onlyBravante Vineyards – 300 Stone ridge rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4Brookdale Vineyards – napa; 707 258-1454open by appointment onlyBrown Estate – 3233 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-2435limited, by appointment only, closed SundaysBuehler – 820 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-2155open by appointment onlyBuoncristiani Wine – P. o. Box 6946, napa; 707 259-1681open by appointment onlyBurgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463open by appointment onlyCa' Momi Winery & Enoteca – 610 first St, napa; 707 257-4992 open daily 7:30-9Cade Winery – 360 howell Mountain rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746open by appointment onlyCafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. helena; 707 963-7181open by appointment onlyCain – 3800 langtry road, St. helena; 707 963-1616open by appointment onlyCakebread Cellars – 8300 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-5222open by appointment onlyCalafia Cellars – 629 fulton lane, St. helena; 707 963-0114open by appointment onlyCaldwell – 270 Kreuzer lane, napa; 707 255-1294tours/tasting by appointmentCali 351 – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-6200open by appointment onlyCALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 lincoln Ave, #2 calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6Cardinale Estate – tasting room, 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-2643 open daily 10:30-5Casa Nuestra Winery – 3451 Silverado trail no, St. helena; 707 963-5783 open daily 10-5CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 north St. helena hwy (hwy 39), calistoga; 707 942-8200 open daily 9:30-6Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommendedCaymus Vineyards – 8700 conn creek rd, rutherford; 707 967-3010open daily by appointmentCeja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, thu-Sat till 11-8Celani Family Vineyards – 2230 Big ranch rd, napa; 877 ArDore1open by appointment onlyChappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-7136open by appointment onlyCharbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn rd; St. helena; 707 963-9327 open daily 10-4CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. hwy 29, St. helena; 707 967-2229 open daily 10:30-5Charnu – St. helena; 707 963-6045open by appointment onlyCharter Oak Winery – 831 charter oak Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2298open by appointment onlyChase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs road, St. helena; 707 963-1284open by appointment onlyChateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-5472open by appointment onlyChateau Montelena – 1429 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-5105 open daily 9:30-4Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2641 open daily 10-5Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. helena; 707 968-0625open daily 10-5 by appointmentCliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille cross rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 open daily 10-4Clos Du Val – 5330 Silverado trail, napa; 800 993-9463 open daily 10-5Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal ln, calistoga; 707 942-4981 open daily 10:30-5Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado trail, St. helena; 1-800-793-7960 open Sat 11-5, Sun-fri 11-4Constant-Diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain rd, calistoga; 707 942-0707open by appointment onlyContinuum Estate – 1677 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8100∆66open by appointment onlyCorison Winery – 987 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-0826open daily 10-5 by appointmentCORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsCornerstone Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 945-0388 open daily 10-7Cosentino – 7415 St. helena hwy, Yountville; 707-921-2896 open daily 10-6Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. helena; 707 963-3887open by appointment onlyCrocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111open by appointment onlyCuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-2468 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig road, carneros (between napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5 by apptDarioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 open daily 10:30- 5David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190open by appointment only67


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARDeSt. 1860 - JUSt 400 cASeS/YeAr ProDUceDOld Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery.Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.open Weekends, friday through Monday 11 -4825 fulton lane, St. helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidfultonWinery.comDel Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella oaks lane, napa; 707 963-2805open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 963-2134open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. helena highway, St. helena; 707 963-2134open by appointment onlyDelectus Winery – 908 c enterprise Way, napa; 707 255-1252open daily by appointmentDiamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain road, calistoga; 707 942-1189open by appointment onlyDOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig rd, napa; 707 257-0101 open daily 10-6Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moreDomaine Chandon – 1 california Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 open daily 10-5Dominari – 620 trancas Street, napa; 707-226-1600open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pmDuckhorn Vineyards – 1000 lodi lane, St. helena; 707 963-7108 open by appointment, 10-4Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5771 open daily 10-4:30Eagle Eye Wine – 6595 gordon Valley rd, napa; 707 427-1600open by appointment onlyEagle & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463open by appointment onlyEagle Trace– 680 rossi rd, St. helena; 707 963-4665open by appointment onlyEeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain rd., St. helena; 707 337-5526open by appointment onlyEHLERS ESTATEJoin us in our historic stone building and beautiful olive grove.Open daily, 10:30 to 4:00 – $25 for a current flight tastingEnjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points)All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.For reservations, call 707-963-59723222 ehlers lane, St. helena | for reservations, call 707.963.5972El Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021Weekdays by appointment onlyElizabeth Spencer – 1165 rutherford road, rutherford; 707 963-6067 open daily 10-5Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson rd, napa; 707 255-0504open by appointment onlyElyse – 2100 hoffman ln, napa; 707 944-2900open by appointment onlyEnvy Wines – 1170 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-4670 Sun-thu 10:30-4:30, fri-Sat 11-5:30ETUDESTOP IN AND SEE THE NEW TASTING ROOMWe invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.2 for 1 Tasting with this ad (Save up to $25)1250 cuttings Wharf road, napa | open Daily 10am-4:30pm707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.comFailla – 3530 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-0530open by appointment onlyFalcor – 2511 napa corporate Dr, Ste 115, napa; 888-402-Wine open daily 10-5Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, oakville; 707 944-2861 open by appointment only 10-3Farella – 2222 n. 3rd Ave, napa; 707 254-9489open by appointment onlyFleury Estate Winery – 950 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 967-8333open by appointment onlyFlora Springs – The Room – 677 St. helena hwy So., St. helena; 707 967-8032 open daily 10:30-5Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 967-6723open by appointment onlyFOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 800 535-6400 open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKFontanella Family – 1721 Partrick road, napa; 707 252-1017 open daily by appointment 10-4Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big rock road, St. helena; 707 963-3900open by appointment onlyFranciscan Vineyards – 1178 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-7111 open daily 10-5FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 larkmead lane, calistoga; 707 942-0859 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic AreaFrazier Winery – 70 rapp lane, napa; 707 255-3444 x107open by appointmentFreemark Abbey – 3022 St. helena hwy 29 n., St. helena; 707 963-9694 open Daily 10-5Frog’s Leap – 8815 conn creek road, rutherford; 707 963-4704open by appointment onlyG Cook – 264 n. fork crystal Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-7760open by appointment onlyGargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770open by appointment onlyGemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855open by appointment onlyGirard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 open daily 11-7Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder rd; 707 254-7766open by appointment onlyGoosecross Cellars – 1119 State lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 open daily 10-4:30GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-2784 open daily 9:30-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food PairingsGroth – 750 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 944-0290open by appointment onlyGuffy – 1390 thompson Ave, napa; 707 258-2532open by appointment onlyGuilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-9059open by appointment onlyGustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-0781 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursHall Rutherford – 56 Auberge road, rutherford; 707 967-0700open by appointment onlyHall St. Helena – 401 St. helena hwy So, St. helena; 707 967-2620 open daily 10-5:30Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified forest rd, St. helena; 707 942-6760open by appointmentHartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269open by appointment onlyHdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121open by appointment onlyHeibel Ranch Vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289open by appointment onlyHeitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-3542 open daily 11-4:30Helena View Johnston – 3500 highway 128, calistoga; 707 942-4956open by appointment onlyHendry – 3104 redwood Dr, napa; 707 226-8320open by appointment onlyHESS COLLECTION – 4411 redwood rd, napa; 707 255-1144 open daily 10-5:30Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 open daily 10-6Honig Vineyards – 850 rutherford rd, rutherford; 707 963-5618open daily by appointmentHope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675open by appointment onlyHunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado trail north, St. helena; 707 963-2911open by appointment onlyIlona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463 open by appointment onlyInglenook – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161open daily 10-5, appt recommendedJ. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa open by appointment onlyJames Cole – 5014 Silverado trail, napa; 707 251-9905open by appointment onlyJames Creek – 2249 James creek rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646open by appointment onlyJarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello rd, napa; 1-800-255-5280open by appointment onlyJax –3468 hwy 128, calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102open by appointmentJericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665open by appointment onlyJESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 open daily 10-6Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pmJocelyn Lonen Winery – napa; 1-800-255-5280open by appointment onlyJohn Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711open daily 10-2amJoseph Phelps Vineyards – 200 taplin rd, St. helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointmentJUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2332 open daily by appointment only 10-4Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children WelcomedJuicebox – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 707 254-1212 open daily by appointment only 9-5Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment onlyKapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804open by appointment onlyKeenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177open by appointment onlyKeever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910open by appointment onlyKelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000open by appointment onlyKelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849open by appointment onlyKenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004thu-Mon 11- 5 & by apptKent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667open by appointment onlyKenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572open by appointment only68 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSKrupp Brothers – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198open by appointmentKuleto Estate – 2470 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 302-2209open by appointment onlyLadera – 150 White cottage rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445open by appointment onlyLaird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., napa; 707 257-0360 open daily 10-5Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 larkmead ln, calistoga; 707 942-0167 open daily by appointment only 10-4Lava Vine – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9500 open daily 10-5Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-6289exclusive tastings by appoinment onlyLokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968open by appointment onlyLong Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-4555 open daily 11-6LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. helena hwy So. (hwy 29 ), St. helena; 707 968-3361 open daily 10-6Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food PairingsLuis Ochoa Family – 1307 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 341-6780open by appointment onlyLuna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 255-8864 open daily 10-5Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 n. St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-6577 open daily by appointment 10-4MAHONEY VINEYARDS – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 112-7Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK fri-Sat 12-9Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open thu-Sun 11-5Marita’s Vineyard – napa; 707 259-5313open by appointment onlyMarkham Vnyds – 2812 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-5292 open daily 11-5Mark Herold Wines – 710 first St, napa; 707 256-3111open by appointment onlyMaroon Wines – napa; 707 257-3040open by appointment onlyMarston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490 open by appointmentMason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30MATERRA – 1426 Main Street, St. helena; 707 244-4600call for hoursMayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030open by appointment onlyMcKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186open by appointment onlyMERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-7777 open daily 10-6:30Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKCall ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food PairingsMichael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-thu 12-5, fri-Sun 11-5Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage canyon rd, rutherford; 707 225-4367open by appointment onlyMilat Vineyards – 1091 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-0758 open daily 10-5:30Miner Family – 7850 Silverado trail, oakville; 707 944-9500 open daily 11-5MJA – 647 greenfield rd, St. helena; 707 963-3394open by appointment onlyModus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199open by appointment onlyMONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsMoss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele rd, napa; 707 252-1295open by appointmentMount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993open by appointment onlyMUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado trail, rutherford; 800 MUM-nAPA open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursMurphyVineyards – 395 crane Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2516open by appointment onlyMyriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630open by appointment onlyNAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-2565 open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OKNapa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-8011open by appointmentNeal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800open by appointmentNewton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000open by appointmentNeyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840open by appointmentNichelini Family – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentNickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600open daily by appointmentNord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094open by appointment onlyO’Brien Estate – 1200 orchard Ave, napa; 707 252-8463 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898open by appointment onlyOakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665open by appointmentwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comOlabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30OnThEdge – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442open daily by appointmentOrin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179open by appointment onlyOutpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718open by appointment onlyPage Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6– 520 california Blvd, #20, napa; 707 944-2339 open by appointment onlyPalmaz Vineyards – 4029 hagen road, napa; 707 226-5587open by appointment onlyPaloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504open by appointment onlyPaoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689open by appointment onlyParadigm – 1277 Dwyer rd, oakville; 707 944-1683open by appointmentParaduxx – 7257 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890open by appointmentPATZ & HALL – 851 napa Valley corporate Way, Ste A, napa; 707 265-7700 open Wed-Sun 10-4Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-0770open by appointmentPedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 933-8352open by appointment onlyPEJU – 8466 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-3600 open daily 10-6Peter Franus Wine Company – napa; 707 945-0542open by appointment onlyPheonix – 3175 Dry creek road, napa; 877 374-6364By advance appointment onlyPhifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4787 tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1Piña Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 738-9328 open daily by appointment 10-4Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-9777 open daily 10:30-4:30PlumpJack Winery – 620 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 945-1220 open daily 10-4POPE VALLEY WINERYEstabished in 1897. Experience 40 acres of history.Turn left and go back 100 years!open daily, 11 am to 5 pm6613 Pope Valley road, Pope Valley707-965-1246 • www.popevalleywinery.comPorter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980open by appointment onlyPRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949open by appointmentPROVENANCE – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10-5Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601open by appointmentQuixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659open by appointmentRAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 963-3141 open daily 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursRAZI WINERYWith a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail…“Everything we know is in the bottle.”Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299REATA – 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 open daily 9-5Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 open daily 10-5Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380open by appointment onlyRevana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814open by appointmentReverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800open by appointmentREYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado trail, napa; 707 258-2558 open daily 10-5Rios Wine – 1334-B lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1376 open daily 10:30-6:30Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4661open by appointmentRoad 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200open by appointment onlyRobert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555open by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177open by appointment69


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRobert Mondavi – 7801 St. helena hwy 29, oakville; 707 968-2001 open daily 10-5Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 open daily 10-4:30Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004open by appointmentROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 open daily 10-5Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-888-302-2575By appointmentRudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577open tues-Sat by appointmentRuston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025open by appointmentRustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353open by appointmentRutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592open Mon-Sat by appointmentSalvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105open by appointmentSaviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889open by appointmentSavour Saint Helena – 649 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-5445 open daily 10-8Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980open by appointment onlySchool House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240open by appointmentSchramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 open daily by appointment 10-4Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882open by appointmentSciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3open by appointment onlySeavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339open by appointmentSEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 open daily 10:30-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsShafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877open by appointmentSherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154open by appointmentSignorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointmentSilenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930open by appointment onlySilver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by apptSilverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 open daily 10-5Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391open by appointmentSmith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283open by appointmentSodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848open by appointmentSOMERSTON RANCH TASTING ROOM – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 Daily 10am-10pmSOMERSTON VINEYARDS – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757open by appointmentSpottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134open by appointmentSpring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188open by appointmentST. CLEMENT“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”Two Years in a Row2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard TastingSave up to $252867 St. helena north, St. helena | open Daily 10am-5pm707-265-5000 | www.stclement.comSt. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 967-9463open by appointmentST. SUPÉRY ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY – 8440 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 800 942-0809 open daily 10-5Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2020 open daily 10-4:30Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198open by appointmentStaglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477open by appointmentStags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441By advance appointment onlySTERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-fri 10:30-5Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Children OK Sat-Sun 10-5Stoneheath Winery – napa; 707 257-0701open by appointmentStonehedge Winery – 1004 clinton St, napa; 707 256-4444 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-8Stony Hill Vineyard – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt onlyStorybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310open by appointmentSullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646open daily 10-5 by appointmentSUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSummit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488open by appointmentSUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSwanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500open by appointmentTallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823open by appointmentTamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun, Mon, Wed, thu, Sat 12-6, fri 12-8Tasting Room, The – at the napa Wine co, 40 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 848-9630 open daily 10-4:30Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-3593open by appointmentTayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780By appointment onlyTeachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432open by appointmentTedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment onlyTerra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340open by appointmentThe Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707open by appointmentTofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504open by appointment onlyTom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267open by appointmentToolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7Tournesol Wine – napa; 707 287-7557open by appointment onlyTrahan Winery – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 11-6Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 oak Knoll Ave, napa; 707 255-7700 open daily 10-4:30Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 967-8027open by appointmentTrespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804open by appointmentTrinchero Family Estates – 3070 n. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 1-800-473-4454 open daily 10-5Trinitas Cellars – at the Meritage resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-3012 open daily 11-7Tristant – 1012 Bale ln, calistoga; 707 942-0600open by appointmentTruchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153open by appointmentTudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947open by appointmentTulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064open by appointmentTURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-5Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 800-505-4850 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by apptUncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 open daily 12-8Up Valley Vintners – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004 thu-Sat 11-8, Sun, Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 12-5V Madrone – 3169 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573open by appointmentV Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave ToursVan Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130open daily 10-6 by appointmentVarozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331open by appointment onlyVelo Vino – pour clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-6Venge – 4708 Silverado trail, napa; 707 942-9100Wed-Sun by appointment onlyVerismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyVermeil – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110open by advance appointmentVinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by apptVincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 greenwood Ave, calistoga; 707 942-6995open daily 10-4:30 by appointmentVine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364open daily 10-5 by appointment70 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSVineyard 29 – 2929 St helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-9292open by appointmentVineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963.9425Mon-fri 10-2 by appointmentVinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943open by appointmentVintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, napa; 707 255-7150 open daily 11-6Volker Eisele Family – 3080 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9485open by appointment onlyVolta Wine– 3108 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060open by appointment onlyVon Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. rd, calistoga; 707 942-0930 open by appointment 10:30-4:30W. H. Smith– 1307 lincoln Avenue, Suite B, calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun, Mon, tue, thu 10-5, fri-Sat 10-6:30WATERSTONE – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OKWaugh Cellars – napa; 888-883-Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyWermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5924open ralph is thereWhetstone Wine Cellars – tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, napa; 707 254-0600 open by appointmentWhite Cottage Ranch – 555 college Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 open by appointment 10-5WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. helena hwy S. (hwy 29), St. helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 open daily 10-5:45Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting ToursWhite Rock Vineyard – napaopen by appointment onlyWilliam Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint helena hwy north, St. helena; 707 963-6100open by appointment onlyWilliam Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open daily 11-5WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak road, napa; 707 265-3024 open daily 10-5 by apptPicnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational ProgramsWine Garage – 1020 foothill Blvd (hwy 29), calistoga; 707 942-5332 open Wed-Sat 11-6Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 napa town center, napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-tue 11-7, Wed-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder rd, napa; 707 265-8798open by appointment onlyWitt Estate – 1500 Whitehall ln, St. helena; 707 967-8046open by appointmentX Winery – 1405 2nd Street, napa; 707 204-9522open by appointment onlyYates Family Vineyard – 3104 redwood rd, napa; 707-226-1800open daily by appointment onlyYoung Ridge Estate – 1200 thompson Ave, napa; 707 265-8400open by appointment onlyZ-52 – Poured at taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-9Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 lake county hwy; calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 963-5188 open daily 10-4:30Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsSONOMA COUNTYA. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1385 open by appointment onlyAcorn Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440open by appointment onlyAdobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 open by appointment only– 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-9099 Daily 11-7Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174open by appointment onlyAkoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 996-1787open by appointment onlyAlbini Family Vineyards – 886 Jensen ln, Windsor; 707 838-9249open by appointment onlyALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 800 405-5987 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsAlexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7209 open daily 10-5Amista Vineyards – 3320 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9200 open daily 11-4:30AMOROSA BELLA – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open daily 11-4:30Anaba Wines – 60 Bonneau rd, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 open daily 10:30-5:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Archipel – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800-273-0177 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Arista Winery – 7015 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0606 open daily 11-5ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 433-2222 open daily 11-5Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsArnot-Roberts – healdsburg; 707 433-2400open by appointment onlyArrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30Atascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 824-8204open by appointment onlyFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTWAudelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 933-8514 open daily 11-5Balletto – 5700 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 568-2455 open daily 10-5B. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 800-330-4064 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine PairingsB Wise Vnyds – 9077 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9169 Wed-Sun 10:30-5Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 open daily 11-4:30Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner rd, Santa rosa; 707 578-4091open by appointment onlyBedarra Vineyards – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30Benovia Winery – 3339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441open by appointment onlyBenziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 888 490-2739 open daily 10-5Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Blue Rock Vineyards – cloverdale; 707 481-0867open by appointment onlyBonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter)Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalBRYTER Estates – 25 east napa St, Suite e, Sonoma; 707 501-8272 tues-Sun 11-6Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726open by appointment onlyBuena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5C. Donatiello – Poured at Vin couture: 322 healdsburg Ave c, healdsburg; 707 431-1011 open by appointment onlyCahill Winery – 4950 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-1335 Mon-fri 9-4, Sat-Sun 10-5Camellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457open by appointment onlyCarol Shelton – 3354-B coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 575-3441 open by appointment, 11-4Cass Winery – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue-Wed 4-6CELLARS OF SONOMA – 133 fourth Street, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Chalk Hill – 10300 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 657-4837 open daily 10-4CHANDELLE WINERY – at the cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6Charles Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852open by appointment onlyChasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 open by appointment fri 10 & 2Chateau Diana – 6195 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 open daily 11-5Chateau Felice – 322 healdsburg Avenue, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 thu-Sun 11-10CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERYVOTED ‘BEST TASTING ROOM’Enjoy Acclaimed Gardens • Gourmet Picnic Fare • Wines by the Glass2 for 1 Tasting in the Visitor Center with this ad8555 Sonoma highway, Kenwoodwww.chateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572Christie Vineyards – 851 limerick lane, healdsburg; 707 431-0662open by appointment onlyCHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-2001 open daily 11-5Picnic AreaClarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012open by appointment onlyClary Ranch – 3461 Middle two rock rd, Petaluma; 707 766-7466open by appointment onlyClaypool Cellars – 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Ste 500 , Sebastopol; 707 861-9358Sat-Sun 1-5 or by apptCLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4000 open daily 10-6Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food PairingsClos du Bois – 19410 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-3100 open daily 10-4:30Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841open by appointment onlyCollier Falls – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalCopain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt71


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCorda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310open by appointment onlyCoturri Winery – 6725 enterprise rd, geln ellen; 707 525-9125open by appointment onlyD & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2900 llano rd, Santa rose; 707 795-7052open by appointment onlyD’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5Dashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Da Vero – 766 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5David Coffaro – 7485 Dry creek rd, geyserville; 707 433-9715 open daily 11-4David Noyes – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Davis Family Vnyds – 52 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3858 thu-Sun 11-4:30Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 open daily 10:30-4:30Dehlinger – 4101 Vine hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays onlyDe La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711open daily 11-4:30tDel Carlo – 4939 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 484-2430open by appointment onlyDE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 800 546-7718 open daily 10:30-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKDeux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945open by appointment onlyDowntown Wine Cellars – 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Draxton Wines – 4001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 open daily 10:30-5DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalDry Creek Vineyards – 3770 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1000 open daily 10:30-4:30Duchamp Estate – 280 chiquita rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6665open by appointment onlyDUNAH VINEYARDS – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852open by appointment onlyDUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2700 open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursDutton Estate – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 open daily 10-5Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 grevenstein highway north, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 open daily 10-4:30Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 994-2454 open daily 10:30-5:30Ehret Winery – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 open daily 12-6Eric K. James Vineyards – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 996-1364 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentEric Kent Wine Cellars – Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700nov 15 -Aug 15 by apptERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 939-8525 open daily 11-5Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1637 open daily 10-5Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 open daily 10:30-4:30Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma hwy. 12; 888 433-6555 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-feb closed tu-WeFAVERO VNYDS – 3939 lovall Valley rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939open by appointment only– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalFERRARI-CARANOVINEYARDS AND WINERYTaste World-Class Wines • Stroll Acres of Lush GardensTours and Private Tastings by Appointment2 for 1 Classic Wines Tasting with this ad8761 Dry creek road, healdsburg • ferrari-carano.com • 707-433-6700FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD113 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 431-2222 tue-Sun 11-6Field Stone Winery – 10075 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7266 open daily 10-5Fisher Vineyards – 6200 St.helena rd; 707 539-7511open by appointment onlyFlowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661x32open by appointmentFoggy Valley – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 11-5Forchini Vineyards – 5141 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8886fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-thur by apptForth Vnyds – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30FOYT FAMILY WINES – Poured at Meadowcroft Wine:, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1400 open daily 11-6Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-6937open by appointment onlyFreestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 Daily 11-5Frick – 23072 Walling road, geyserville; 707 857-1980Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers fri)FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher creek rd, cloverdale; 707 894-3389 open daily 10:30-4:30Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsGann Family – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Garden Creek Ranch– 2335 geysers rd, geyserville; 707 433-8345open by appointment onlyGary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside rd, healdsburg;707 473-2909 open daily 10:30-4:30Geyser Peak Winery – At canyon rd, 22281 chianti rd, geyserville; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5Glen Lyon Vineyards – Sonoma; 707 833-0032 open daily 11-6GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsGofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801open by appointment onlyGöpfrich – 7564 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1645open by appointment onlyGourmet Au Bay – 913 hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-thu 11-7Graton Ridge – 3561 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 fri-Mon 10-4:30Gunfighter – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma; 707 938-5277 open daily 11-4:30GUERRERO FERNANDEZ – at cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs road, geyserville; 707 433-2371Sat 10-4 or by apptHanna Winery – 9280 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 431-4310 open daily 10-45353 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 575-3371 open daily 10-4Hanzell Vineyards – 18596 lomita Avenue, Sonoma; 707 996-3860open by appointment onlyHartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli road, forestville; 707 887-8011 open daily 10-4:30Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm: 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 573-8711 open daily 10-5Hauck Cellars – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065Mon-thu 11:30-4:30, fi-Sun 11:30-5, closed WedHawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 open daily 10-5Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 open daily 12-6Hawley Wines – 6387 W Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2705open by appointment onlyHaywood Winery – 25 east napa St, Ste c; 707 933-3001 open daily 11-6Highway 12 Winery – 498 first St. e, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 open daily 10:30-5:30HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, glen ellen; 707 938-7622 thu-Sun 11-6Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Holdredge – 51 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-1424Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by apptHomewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-4Hook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30HOP KILN WINERYHKG ESTATE WINEShonoring the Past, handcrafting the future2 for 1 wine tasting offer with this ad6050 Westside road, healdsburg(707) 433-6491, hopKilnWinery.comHudson Street Wineries – 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Icaria Creek Winery – 27750 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707 486-9623open by appointment onlyIL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalImagery Estate – 14355 hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30Inman Family – 3900 Piner road, Santa rosa; 707 293-9576fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360 coffey ln Suite e, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-4:30J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm: 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8pm, late weekends72 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


J Rickards Winery – 24505 chianti rd, cloverdale; 707 758-3441 tue-Sat 11-4J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-3646 open daily 11-5JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 open daily 10-5:30JAMES FAMILY – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10JAQK CELLARS – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalJCB TASTING ROOM & WINE BAR – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-4John Tyler Wines – 4353 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123 open daily 10:30-5Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250open by appointment onlyJOSEPH JEWELL – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 laguna rd, forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30Kachina – 4551 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 332-7917open by appointment onlyKamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700open by appointment onlyKastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348Sat Sun 11-4 or by apptKaz Winery – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 open daily 10-5Keller Estate – 5875 lakeville hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 thu-Sun 11- 4:30Kelley & Young – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 fulton rd, fulton; 707 571-8100 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsKENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-7102 open daily 10-5Children & Pets OKKenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 open daily 10-4:30Kings Hill Cellars – 3404 Kings hill rd, Santa rosa; 707 538-0704open by appointment onlyKokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30Korbel Champagne Cellars – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 536-1532open by appointment onlyKunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-5La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 800 314-1762 open daily 10:30-5:30La Czar Vineyards – 7870 giusti rd, forestville; 707 887-3400open by appointment onlyLago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Lake Sonoma Winery – Poured at Valley of the Moon: 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 800 750-9463 open daily 10-4:30Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9600 open daily 10:30-4:30Lancaster Estate – 15001 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209open by appointment onlyLandmark – 101 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 open daily 10-4:30Larson Family – 23355 Millerick rd, Sonoma; 707 938-3031 open daily 10-5LA SIRENA – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Lasseter Family – 1 Vintage Way, glen ellen; 707 933-2814fri-Mon 11 & 2 by appt onlyLaurel Glen – 14301 Arnold Dr Suite 5, glen ellen; 707 933-9877open by appointment onlyLEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 open daily 10-5Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsLeonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 954 401-0096Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by apptLimerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-9211 open daily 10-5Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma hwy, glen ellen; 707 996-2750 thu-Mon 11-4:30Littorai Wines – 788 gold ridge rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586open by appointment onlyLocals Tasting Room – corner of geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707-857-4900 open daily 11-6Longboard Vineyards – 5 fitch St, healdsburg; 707 433-3473 open daily 11-6LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 935-7221open daily 11-5 by apptPicnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery ToursLynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 11-4MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312open by appointment onlyMacPhail Family – 851 Magnolia Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780open by appointment onlyMacrae Family – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5MacRostie Winery – 21481 eighth St e, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480Sat 11-4:30 or by appointmentMADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSMANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-4052fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-thur by appt– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6Marimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, Windsor; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5MARTIN RAY – 2191 laguna road, Santa rosa; 707 823-2404 open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMartorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1909open by appointment onlyMatanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley rd, Santa rosa; 707 528-6464 open daily 10-4:30MATRIX – 3291 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1911 open daily 11-5Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-0804 open daily 10-5MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive at highway 12, glen ellen; 707 938-9401 open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY – Poured at the cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8159 open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKMEADOWCROFT WINESCatch the BuzzLocated in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot thatfeatures a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.open Daily 11-5 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8845 open daily 10-5Meeker Vineyards – 21035 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 431-2148 open daily 10:30-6Mercury Winery – 21015 geyserville Avenue, geyserville; 707 857-9870 thu-Mon 11-6Merriam Vnyds – 11650 los Amigos rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4032 open daily 10-5Merry Edwards – 2959 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommendedMichel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427open by appointment onlyMietz Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Daily 10:30-4:30Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320open by appointment onlyMontemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499open by appointment onlyMOONDANCE CELLARSFormerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars producessmall lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured bythe winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery.Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcomeMOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30Mountain Terraces – glen ellen; 707 481-7377open by appointment onlyMounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4:30 or by apptMueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4Munselle Vineyards – 3763 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-9988open by appointment onlyMurphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 499-7644 open daily 10:30-5:30Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 942-6180open by appointment onlyNalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040Sat 12-5 & by apptNicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6Novy Family – 981 Airway ct, Ste e & f, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3Notables – 11020 eastside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8460open by appointment onlyOccidental Road Cellars – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9400open Sat 1-4 or by apptOld World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 490-6696open by appointment onlyOptima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222open by appointment onlyORCHARD STATION WINERY – at Moondance cellars: 14301 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-573


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPaint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148open by appointment onlyPalmeri – Poured at terroirs Artisan Wines: 21002 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0422 open daily 11-4:30PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 thomas lake harris Dr, Santa rosa; 707 528-Wine open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursPARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 open daily 11-6Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKParmelee Hill – 1695 Sperring rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905open by appointment onlyPassalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5Pasterick Vnyd – 3491 West Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4655open by appointment onlyPaul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879open by appointment onlyPedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:30Pellegrini Family – 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244open by appointment onlyPendleton Estate – 35100 hwy 128, cloverdale; 707 894-3732open by appointment onlyPoured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Peters Family – 2064 hwy. 116 n, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111open by appointment onlyPeterson – 4791 Dry creek rd Bldg 7, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 By appointment Sat-Sun 11-4:30Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Petroni Vineyards – 990 cavedale road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311open by appointmentPezzi King Vnyds – 3225 W Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9388open by appointment onlyPhilip Staley – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Portalupi – 107 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0960 open daily 10:30-7Porter Bass Winery – 11750 Mays canyon rd, guerneville; 707 869-1475open by appointment onlyPorter Creek – 8735 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6321 open daily 10:30-4:30Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3372 open daily 11-4:30Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8333 open daily 11-5R2 Wine Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330 open daily 11-6Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Ram’s Gate – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 721-8700 thur-Mon 10-6Ramey Wine Cellars – 25 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-0870open by appointment onlyRavenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8559 open daily 11-5Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500 open daily 10-4:30RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6RICHARDSON WINERY – Poured at cellar Door in Sonoma: 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-6Ridge Vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7721 open daily 11-4; Summer fri-Sun till 5River Road Vnyds – 5220 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130open by appointment onlyRoadhouse Winery – 240 center St, healdsburg; 707 922-6362 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-7Robert Hunter – 15655 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 328-0173open by appointment onlyRobert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood rd, fulton; 707 578-1601fri-Sun 10-5, thu-Mon by apptRobert Young Estate – 4960 red Winery rd, geyserville; 707 431-4811 open daily 10-4:30Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 By appt Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 935-7115 open daily 11-6Rochioli – 6192 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2305thu-Mon 11-4, tue-Wed by apptRocking Z – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-1533Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK open daily 10-5Roessler – 380 first St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 open daily 11-6Route 128 Winery – 21079 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 696-0004 thur-Sun 11-6Rued – 3850 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3261 open daily 11-4:30Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 open daily 10-4Russian River Vineyards – 5700 gravenstein hwy n, forestville; 707 887-3344 open daily 11-5Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison rd; Santa rosa; 707 542-3138open by appointment onlySadler-Wells Winery – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272open by appointment onlySapphire Hill – 55 front Street, healdsburg; 707 431-1888 thurs-Mon 11-4:30Saracina/Atrea – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2285 open daily 10-4Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKSbragia Family – 9990 Dry creek road, geyserville; 707 473-2992 open daily 11-5SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic AreaScribe Winery –2300 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 939-1858open by appointment onlySEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 933-3230 open daily 11-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSeghesio Winery – 700 grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-3579 open daily 10–5Selby Winery – 215 center St, healdsburg; 707 431-1288 open daily 11-5Shane Wine Cellars –novato; 415 342-7926open by appointment onlySheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755thu 4-8 or by apptSiduri Wines – 981 Airway court, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 chianti road, geyserville; 707 942-7082Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by apptSimi Winery – 16275 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-3232 open daily 10-5Simoncini Vineyards – 2303 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8811open by appointment onlySkewis Wines – 57 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-2160 fri-Mon 11-4SL Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Small Vines Wines – 2160 green hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-0886open by appointment onlySODA ROCK WINERY – 8015 highway 128, healdsburg; 707 433-3303 open daily 11-5Sojourn Cellars –141 e. napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-7212Daily 10-5 by appointmentSonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser rd, Windsor, 877 797-3489 Appointments recommended, thu-Mon 10-4SONOMA ENOTECA – 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue hours seasonalSonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 707 769-5203 Daily 12-5Spann Vineyards – 111 east napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 Daily 12-6ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery ToursSt. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. helena road; Santa rosa; 707 538-8674 open daily 9-5 by appointmentStarlite Vineyards – 5511 highway 128, geyserville; 707 431-1102Sat & Sun 11-5 or by apptStephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520open by appointment onlyStonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128, healdsburg; 800 355-8008fri-Mon 11-4:30 or by apptStryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 open daily 10:30-5Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommendedSUNCE WINERY – 1839 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-9463 open daily 10:30-5Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-fri 11-4Talty – 7127 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8438fri-Mon 12-4 or by apptTara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049open by appointment onlyTeira Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 geyserville Ave, Ste 101, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8031 open daily 11-5Three Alarm – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8, later on weekendsThumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, healdsburg; 707 433-2393 open daily 11-6. fri & Sat 11-7Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30TOPELExquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown toexacting organic and biodynamic standardsMARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORSVisit the tasting room, located just steps off Healdsburg Plaza.open Daily 11-7125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-411674 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSTR ELLIOT – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Trecini Cellars – 441 Beaver St, Santa rosa; 707 525-9400open by appointment onlyTRENTADUE – 19170 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 433-3104 open daily 10-5Tres Hermanas – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Trione Winery – 19550 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 814-8100 thur-Sun 10-5Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-9545 open daily 11-5Two Amigos – 25 east napa St, Sonoma open daily 11-6Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside rd, healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5590open by appointment onlyUPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 566-9153tue-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon by apptValdez Family Wines – 595 Santana Dr, cloverdale; 707 894-3710Sat 11-4, fri & Sun by apptValley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 939-4500 open daily 10-4:30Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177open by appointment onlyVIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4726 open daily 10-5Vin Couture Lounge – 322 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 thu-Sun 11-10VJB VINEYARDS & 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.comVML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-4404 open daily 11-5Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 river rd, cloverdale; 707 894-5166open by appointment onlyWellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 939-0708 open daily 11-5Westwood Winery – 11 e. napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Mon-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5White Oak Vineyards – 7505 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-8429 open daily 10-5Williamson – 134 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 433-1500 open daily 11-7Williams Selyem – 7227 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6425open by appointment onlyWillowbrook – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5WILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWind Gap Wines – forestville; 707 887-9100open by appointment onlyWindsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050open by appointment onlyWindsor Vineyards – Poured at Vintage Wine estates: 308B center St, healdsburg; 707 921-2893 open daily 11-7Wine Tree Farm – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Woodenhead – 5700 river rd, Santa rosa; 707 887-2703 open thu-Mon 10:30-4:30XYZin – Poured at geyser Peak: 22281 chianti rd, healdsburg; 707 857-9400 open daily 10-5Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8511fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointmentZichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4410 open daily 11-4:30MONTEREY, SANTA CRUZ, SANTA CLARA COUNTIESAhlgren Vineyard – 20320 hwy 9, Boulder creek; 800 338-6071Sat 12-4 or by appointmentAlfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172Sat 12-5 or by appointmentAptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680open by appointment onlyArmida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, capitola; 831 462-1065 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-f 12-6Bargetto Winery – 3535 n. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 open daily 12-5Beauregard – 10 Pine flat road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-Winenov-April: open daily 11-5, May-oct: closed tueBig Basin– 830 Memory lane, Boulder creek; 831 621-8028open by appointment onlyBig Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-thu 11-5, fri-Sat 11-7Black Ridge – 18550 Black rd, los gatos; 408 399-6396open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentBonny Doon Vineyard – 328 ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 888 819-6789 open daily 12-5, summer till 6Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120open by appointment onlyBURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit rd, los gatos; 408 353-6290 open thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comByington Winery – 21850 Bear creek road, los gatos; 408 354-1111 tue-Sun 11-5, Winter: Wed-Sun 11-5Calera – 11300 cienega road, hollister; 831 637-9170 open daily 11-4:30Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass hwy, hollister; 800 543-1702 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 8-7:30Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 liberta Drive, Morgan hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, capitola; 831 476-2282 tue-thu 4-11, fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977open by appointment onlyCinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 open daily 11-5, fri 11-8Clos LaChance – 1 hummingbird ln, San Martin; 800 itS-Wine open daily 11-5Clos Tita – 4 Kendall lane, Santa cruz; 831 439-9235open by appointment onlyCooper-Garrod – 22645 garrod rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa cruz; 831 425-Wine fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6Creekview Vineyards – 12467 creekview ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-Wine Wed-Sun 11-5David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5DeRose Vineyards – 9970 cienega Valley road, hollister; 831 636-9143Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointmentDomenico Wines – 1697 industrial rd, San carlos; 650 593-2335 open daily 12-5Enz – 1781 limekiln road, hollister; 831 637-6443By appointment onlyEquinox Champagne Cellar – 427-c Swift St, Santa cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 redwood retreat, gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-8986open by appointment onlyFortino Winery – 4525 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-3305 tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith rd, hollister; 831 902-9106Weekends July thru SeptGUGLIELMO WINERYWith three generations of grape growing and wine making,we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.Daily 10-5, closed major holidays1480 east Main Avenue, Morgan hill408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.comHallcrest Vineyards – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 831 335-4441 open daily 12-5Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133open by appointment onlyHecker Pass Winery – 4605 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-8755 open daily 10-5Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500Sat 12-5, Sun 2-5 & by appointmentHunter Hill – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 11-4 or by apptJ. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 open daily 10-5Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 846-8463 thur-Mon 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 847-8827 (3855 Day rd for events) open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551open by appointment onlyLa Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104Sat 11-5 or by apptLa Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo road, half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 open daily 10-5Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, hollister; 831 636-1023 open daily 11-5LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 loma Prieta Way, los gatos; 408 353-2950Sat-Sun 12-5 or by apptMartin Ranch – 6675 redwood retreat road, gilroy; 408 842-9197 open third weekend of each month 12-4Mesa Del Sol Esate – 45803 Arroyo Seco rd, greenfield; 831 624-8527open by appointment onlyMichael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777open by appointment onlyMJA VINEYARDS – 328A ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 Mon-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-8MJA VINEYARDS – 24900 highland Way, los gatos (Sta cruz Mtns); 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 12-6Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan hill; 408 779-7389 tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Sat-Sun 12-5Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821open by appointment onlyMuns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663open by appointment onlyNaumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871Special events & by appointmentNicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4Odonata – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5Organic Wine Works – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 800-oWW-Wine open daily 12-575


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKOsocalis Distillery – 5579 old San Jose rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718open by appointment onlyP&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 hopkins gulch rd, Boulder creek; 831 338-0172open by appointment onlyPietra Santa – 10034 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-1991Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentPelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-5Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601Sat 11-4 or by appointmentPleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826Summer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointmentPOETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478fri-Sun 12-5 or by apptRapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey hwy, gilroy; 800 842-6262 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6Regale Winery – 24040 Summit road, los gatos; 408 353-2500 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-5Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233Sat-Sun 11-4 & by apptRiver Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112open by appointment onlyRoudon -Smith – 18 hanger Way Ste B-c, Watsonville; 831 438-1244Sat 12-5 or by appointmentSanta Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-6209 Wed-Sun 12-5Sarah’s Vineyard – 4005 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-1947 open daily 12-5Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 congress Springs rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 open daily 11-5Silver Mountain – Silver Mountain rd, Miller cutoff; 408 353-2278 Sat 12-5Silver Mountain – 402 ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa cruz; 831 466-0559 thu-Sun 12-5Solis – 3920 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-6306 open daily 12-5Sones Cellars – 334 B ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 420-1552fri-Sun 12-5 or by apptSoquel Vineyards – 8063 glen haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa cruz; 831 458-5030 open daily 12-5Summerayne – 770 limekiln road, hollister; 831 902-5638open by appointment onlySycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas road, Morgan hill; 408 779-4738 thu, fri, Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5Team Zin – 830-3 Jury court, San Jose; 408 445-25081st Sun of the monthTestarossa Winery – 300-A college Ave, los gatos; 408 354-6150 open daily 11-5Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, gilroy; 408 842-7016 tue-Sun 12 -5Travieso Winery – 165 cristich lane, #f, campbell; 650 248-5641 Saturdays 11-4 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5Trout Gulch – 427 Swift St, Ste c, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705open by appointment onlyVilla del Monte Winery – 23076 Summit rd, los gatos; 888 788-4583open one weekend/month or by apptVinocruz – 725 front St, #101, Santa cruz; 831 426-8466 Mon-thu 11-7, fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6Vine Hill – 2300 Jarvis road, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436open third weekend each month 12-5 & special eventsVino Prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Ste B, Santa cruz; 831 426-0750 Mon-tue 2-8, Wed-fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8Vino Tabi – 334c ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426 1809 Wed-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463Sat 12-5 & by apptWoodside Vineyards – 205 constitution Dr, Menlo Park; 650 851-3144open by appointment onlyZayante Vineyards – 420 old Mount rd; felton; 831 335-7992Special events & by appointmentCARMEL VALLEYBernardus – 5 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 open daily 11-5Boekenoogen – 24 West carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 open daily 11-5Boëté Vineyards – 7156 carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 open daily 12-5Carmel Hills – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 thur-tue 12-6Caraccioli Cellars – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel Valley; 831 622-7722 Mon-thu 2-7, fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-7Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 624-2600 Mon-fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 center Street, carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 open daily 12-6Chesebro Wines – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2125 fri-Mon 12-5Chock Rock Vnyd – 1 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 thu-Mon 11:30-5:30Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel Valley; 831 620-0645 open daily 12- 6Figge Cellars – at Winefield gallery: Dolores St between 7th & ocean, carmel Valley; 831 384-4149 Wed-Sun 2-8Galante Vineyards – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel Valley; 831 624-3800 open daily 12-6 (closed until spring)Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-thu 11-4:30, fri-Sun 11-6Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 open daily 11-576Holman Ranch – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2640 fri-Sun 11-6Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 open daily 11-5Joyce Vineyards – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2885 fri-Sun 11-5Otter Cove Wines – at terra nove Wine Bar: 315 calle Principal, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 open daily 12-5Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5Robert Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Mon-fri 11-4:30, Sat-Sun 11-5Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge – 7th & San carlos, carmel; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-7Silvestri Vnyds – (opening March 1) 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1700 thu-Sun 11-5Southern Latitudes Wines - lincoln St. between ocean & 6th, carmel Valley; 831-622-7652 Wed-Sun 11-6Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between ocean & 7th, carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 fri-Sun 12-5Wrath Wines – carmel Plaza, corner of ocean Ave. and Mission St, carmel; 831 678-2212 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5MONTEREY WINERIESA Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Ste KK, Monterey; 831 646-5446 open daily 10-6Bargetto Winery – 700 cannery row Suite g, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Mon-fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-7Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 open daily 12-6Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090open by appointment onlyFigge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149Mon-fri by appointment onlyMcIntyre Vineyards – in hyatt regency: 1 old golf course rd Ste 1, Monterey; 831 649-9463 Mon-Wed 9-7, thu-Sun 8-8Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 12-6:30, fri-Sat 12-8Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 open daily 11-5Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 open daily 12-8SALINAS VALLEYA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6, closed SunBoekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Sat-Sun 12-4De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176open by appointment onlyHAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-fri 11-4Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5Hammond Vnyds– 655 river road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 fri-Sun 11-5Marilyn Remark – 645 river road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, holidays 11-5Mesa Del Sol Vineyards & Retreat – 45803 Arroyo Seco rd,greenfield; 831 624-8527 open by appt onlyParaiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4Pessagno Winery – 1645 river road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 11-5Ray Franscioni – 132720 river road; gonzales; 831 455-1096open by appointment onlyRobert Talbott Vineyards – 1380 river road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 thu-Mon 11-5Scheid Vineyards – 1972 hobson Avenue, greenfield; 831 386-0316 open daily 11-5Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco road, greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5Ventana Vineyards – 38740 los coches road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most holidays 11-5Wrath Wines – 35801 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 thu-Mon 11-5LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESTASTE MORGANFeaturing the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farmin the crossroads carmel, rio road at highway 1 / carmelopen 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.(831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.comAlbertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475open by appointmentBarra of Mendocino – 7051 n. State Street, redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 open daily 10-5Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069open daily11-8Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7Brassfield Estate – 10915 high Valley rd, clearlake oaks; 707 998-1895Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in WinterBreggo Cellars – 11001 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 open daily 11-5Brutocao Cellars – 7000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 open daily 10-5Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSBrutocao Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1664 open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Campovida – 13601 old river road, hopland; 707 744-8797open by appointmentCeago Vinegarden – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open daily 10-5Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Wed-Sun 11-5:30Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill creek rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146open by appointment onlyClaudia Springs – 1810 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs rd. n., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651May-oct, fri-Sun 11-5pm or by apptDemuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729open by appointmentDogwood Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, Ste h, hopland; 707 743-0301Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri by apptDrew Family – 9000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 thu-Mon 11-5Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. house road, hopland; 707 744-1493open by appointmentDunwood Vineyards – 2399 n. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985open by appointmentEden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 open by appointmentElke Vineyards – 12351 hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 fri-Mon 11-5Esterlina – 1200 holmes ranch road, Philo; 707 895-2920open by appointment onlyFoursight Wines – 14475 highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 fri-Mon 10-4:30Frey – 14000 tomki rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5177Mon-fri 10-5, by appointmentGermain-Robin – P. o. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314open by appointment only Mon-fridGiuseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401 School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment onlyGoldeneye Winery – 9200 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 open daily 11-4Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.hwy 101; Suite 3, hopland; 707 744-8466 open daily 10-5Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 open daily 10-5Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point lakeview road, lower lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5Handley Cellars – 3151 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Harmonique Wines – 1810 hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5Hawk and Horse – 13048 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-0910open by appointment onlyHigh Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 e. State highway 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9400 tue-Sat 11-5Husch Vineyards – 4400 hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 open daily 10-5JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. hwy 101, hopland; 877-462-0666 open daily 10-5Jeriko Estate – 12141 hewlitt & Sturtevant rd, hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4Jim Ball Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 open daily 11-5Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 gaddy lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995By appointmentLake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper lake; 707 275-8030 thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304open by appointment onlyLonder Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 thu-Mon 11-5Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 ell river rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyMaple Creek Winery – 20799 hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 open daily 10:30-5Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243open by appointmentMasút Vnyd & Winery – 1301 reeves canyon rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5466open by appointmentMcDowell Valley – 13380 S. hwy 101, hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. hwy 101 Suite #5, hopland; 707 744-8463 open daily 10-5McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. hwy 101; hopland; 707 744-1986 open daily 10-5Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 open daily 10-5Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1396open daily10-5Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle rock road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 fri - Sun 11-5Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213open by appointmentNavarro Vineyards – 5601 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 open daily 10-5Nelson Family – 550 nelson ranch road; Ukiah open daily 10-5Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 old long Valley road, clearlake oaks; 707 998-0319Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257open by appointmentPacific Star – 33000 north highway 1, fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 open daily 11-5Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – 14125 hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303Sat-Sun by appointmentPloyez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay rd, lakeport; 707 263-0100 fri-Sun 10-5Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South highway 101, hopland; 707 894-3683 open daily 10-5Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1671 open daily 11-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629thu-Sat 11-5 or by apptSilversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointmentSIP! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-8375 open daily 11-5Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Snows Lake Vnyd –lower lake; 707 994-9444open by appointmentSol Rouge – P.o. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000open by appointmentStandish Wine Co. – 5101 hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5Steele Wines – 4350 thomas Drive, at hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5Terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114 tue-Sun 10-5Terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, fri-Sun 11-5Testa Vineyards – 6400 north State Street, calpella; 707 485-7051open by appointmentToulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo open daily 11-5Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs rd, nice; 707 274-9373 open daily 10-5Villa La Brenta – 1780 highway 53, clearlake; 707 994-4000 tue-Sun 10-5Vin de Tevis – 51161 covelo rd, Dos rios; 707 983-8433open by appointment onlyWeibel Winery – 13275 So hwy 101, Ste 1, hopland; 707 744-2200 open Daily 10-5Whaler Vineyards – 6200 e Side capella rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355open by appointment onlyWildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 open daily 10-5Yorkville Cellars – 25701 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 open Daily 10-5SUISUN VALLEYBlacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Blue Victorian Vineyards – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., fairfield; 707 422-8025 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6Green Valley Cellars – 1635 Mason rd, green Valley; 707 864-2089thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentKing Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy road, Suisun city; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Mankas Hills Vineyards – 4185 chadbourne road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334open by appointment onlyTenbrink Vineyards – 1793 rockville rd, Suisun Valley; 800-692-0723open by appointment onlyRock Creek Vineyard – 4610 green Valley rd, green Valley; 707 864-2471open by appointment onlySuisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 thu-Sun 12-5Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Vezer Family Tasting Rm – 2522 Suite V Mankas corner road, fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025tours & tasting by appointment onlyWinterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 11-5YOLO COUNTYBerryessa Gap – 27260 hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201tue-fri 12-4 or by appointmentBerryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 thurs 4:30-8:30, fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-477


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKBogle Vineyards – 37783 county rd, clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 10-California Cellars – 15511 isleton road, isleton; 916 777-5747open by appointment onlyCapay Valley Vineyards – 13757 hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointmentCarvalho Family – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5Heringer Estates – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1227 thu-Sun 11-5Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 currey rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 thu-Sun 12-5River Grove Winery – 52183 clarksburg rd, clarksburg; 916 744-9000open by appointment onlyRominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30Six Hands Winery – 13783 isleton rd, Walnut grove; 916 776-2053open by appointment onlySolomon Wine Co. – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744 1131 fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Three Wine Company– poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 707 933-9752 fri-Sun 11-5Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5Turkovich Family Wines– 304 railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 thu 12-6, fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5Wilson Vineyards – clarksburg; 916 744-1456open by appointment onlyBAY AREA/LIVERMOREBent Creek Winery – 5455 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-6320 fri-Sun 12-4:30Big White House – 6800 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4Cedar Mountain – 7000 tesla rd, livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4Charles R Vnyds – 8195 crane ridge rd, livermore; 925 454-3040 fri-Sun 12-4:30Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares rd, castro Vly; 510 582-9900Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)Concannon – 4590 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2505 open daily 11-4:30Crooked Vine – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentDashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by apptEagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo road, livermore; 925 584-6494Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointmentel Sol – 8626 lupine Way, livermore; 925 606-1827 fri-Sun 12-5Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptFenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 447-5246 fri-Sun 12-5Garré Vineyard & Winery – 7986 tesla rd, livermore; 925 371-8200 fri-Sun 11:30-5Hidden Creek – 5937 graham ct, Suite B, livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30John Christopher – 25 So. livermore Ave, Ste 103, livermore; 925-456-Wine thu-Sun 12-6La Rochelle – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6442 open daily 12-4:30Las Positas Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore rd, livermore; 925 449-9463 fri-Sun 12-5Lavish Laines Winery – 2481 Buena Vista Ave, livermore; 925 321-0373 fri-Sun 11-7Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria lane, livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton thu-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Livermore Valley Cellars– 2838 cellars Dr, livermore; 925 454-9463 Sat-Sun 12-5Longevity Wines – 2271 South Vasco rd, Ste B, livermore, 925-443-Wine fri-Sat-Sun 12-5Marr Cellars – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5McGRAIL VINEYARDS– 5600 greenville rd, livermore; 925 373-6214 fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-524837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment onlyScan the QR codewith your smartphone appfor winery listings, stories,websites, and more!For corrections, deletions oradditions, send an email toinfo@winecountrythisweek.comMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 thu-Sun 12-5Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines rd; livermore; 925 456-2390 May-oct open daily 11-4:30, nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco rd, livermore; 925 294-8647 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30OCCASIO WINERY – 2245B South Vasco road, livermore; 925 371-1987 fri-Sun 12 to 5Page Mill– 1960 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30fri-Sunday & by appointmentRed Feather – 5700 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 447-8941 tue-fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-Wine open daily 11-5:30Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 408-209-9498 fri-Sun 12-5Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5Steven Kent – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6440 open daily 12-4:30Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Tamas Estate – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2380 open daily 12-4:30Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff common, livermore; 925 960-1006 fri-Sun 12-5Tesla Vintners – 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2305 open daily 11-4:30Wente Vineyards Tasting Room – 5050 Arroyo rd, livermore; 925 456-2405 open daily 11-6:30Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares rd, castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5White Crane Winery – 5405 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-8085 thu-Mon 12-4:30Wood Family Winery – 7702 cedar Mountain rd, livermore; 925 606-7411open by appointmentTREASURE ISLANDBODEGA WINE ESTATES – 751 13th St at Ave M, treasure island, San francisco fri, Sat & Sun from 1-6pmFat Grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco; 415-388-8318tue-Sun 12-5:30 pmHoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscoopening SoonJUST JOSHIN – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscofri, Sat, Sun from 1-6pmKNIGHTSWOOD – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscofri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmSTEIN FAMILY WINES – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco fri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmTreasure Island Wines – 95 9th Street and Ave i, treasure island, Sf; 415-394-9463 Mon-fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pmWINERY SF – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentVIE – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUiceopen daily 12-5, tours by appointmentSol Rouge – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentCONTRA COSTA COUNTYBloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pmCaptain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714open by appointmentEnos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900open by appointmentHannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper happy Valley road, lafayette; 925 283-1245open by appointmentLolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine Mon-fri 1-4New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463open by appointmentOdisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662open by appointmentOlin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107Sat 12-4 or by appt.Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares road, castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Parkmon Vineyards – 55 laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980open by appointmentShadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463open by appointmentSterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465Wedl Wine Cellars – 400 tate lane, oakley; 925 360-9677open by appointmentWed-Mon 9-5pmopen by appointment only78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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