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FREENOVEMBER 16, 2012YOuR guidE tO NORtHERN CALiFORNiA WiNE, tHiNgS tO dO & EVENtSBENNETT LANEWINERYPAGE 34PAGE 22BUENAVISTAWINERYPAGE 24HOLIDAYS ATCHATEAUST. JEANPAGE 26SHOPPING ATPREMIUMOUTLETSPAGE 30WINEMAKER PROFILE:THE HESSCOLLECTIONPAGE 32FLAVOR!NAPAVALLEYPAGE 37TOP 5CAVETOURSPAGES 73/77NEW!PET FRIENDLYWINERIESPAGE 75


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKPublished Weekly Since 1981More than 1,000 distribution points –Read by more than 2 million people annuallywww.winecountrythisweek.com669 Broadway, Suite B • Sonoma, CA 95476P.O. Box 92 • El Verano, CA 95433707-938-3494 Fax 707-938-3674PUBLISHERMANAGING EDITORMike GiangrecoDirect (707) 938-3734mike@winecountrythisweek.comChandra GrantPhone 707-938-1783 • Fax 707-938-3674Email chandra@winecountrythisweek.comNew Barrel Tastings in ourHistoric Redwood CellarFriday, Saturday, Sunday 2-4:30 p.m.Private Carriage House availablefor Weddings and EventsOFFICE MANAGER & Cathy GoreCALENDAR EDITOR Phone 707-938-3494 • Fax 707-938-3674Email cathy@winecountrythisweek.comCIRCULATION &DISTRIBUTIONSUBSCRIPTIONSSINGLE COPYJeff Burgess, Director707-304-6464 or jeff@fyiwinecountry.com$75 per year ($1.44 each)PO Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433Send check for $5 toPO Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433EDITORIALCONTRIBUTORSKarin Argoud, Michelle Baker, Alexandra CharsleyMonica Dashwood, Mike Hyland, Diana Greenwood,Laura Ness, Charles Neave, Josh Stein,Sue Straight - The Wine Wenchand Abigail ZimmermanMEDIAwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comwww.facebook.com/WineCountryThisWeek@WineCountryTWS A L E SGeneral SalesMike Giangreco707-938-3734, mike@winecountrythisweek.comSonoma, Mendocinoand Lake CountiesNapa ValleyJet Howell707-495 9385, winecountryjet1@att.netRoseAnn Trzesniewski707-334-1930, rmtrue@comcast.netLivermore, Treasure Island, Mike GiangrecoMonterey Bay, Central Coast mike@winecountrythisweek.comSanta Cruz Mountains 707-938-3734Reproduction, in whole or in part, without written permission is prohibited.2Planning a Visit to Central Coast Wine Country?Pick up a copy of WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH: CENTRAL COASTor download the current issue at www.winecountrythismonth.comwww.WineCountrythisWeek.com


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Why are some wines blended?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 NAPOLITANOBlending, when a winemaker mixes wines of different varieties orwines of the same variety from different vineyards or barrels, is acritical step in the process of making wine. The purpose of blendingis to create a more interesting wine. A winemaker may feel that theaddition of wine made from another grape will either fill in anyweaknesses of the primary grape or create a more complex wine, andconsequently, a more pleasing wine to drink.Perhaps the most famous blended red wine in the world isBordeaux, from France. It is a blend of two to five grapes, thedominant ones being Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The othergrapes that make up a red Bordeaux wine are Petit Verdot(contributes to color), Cabernet Franc (contributes to tannic structureProducingGold-MedalWinesSince 1979Tours, Tastings & Sales11am-4pmTWO FOR ONE TASTING WITH THIS AD(LOGO GLASS NOT INCLUDED)4160 Silverado Trail, Napa1-888-HAGAFEN(1-888-424-2336)www.hagafen.com • info@hagafen.comLearn more about wine!For past Wineology columns,scan the QR code with yoursmart phone applicationor go towww.WineCountryThisWeek.comand search “Wineology.”and richness of flavor) and Malbec (contributes to flavor).Merlot is often used to blend with Cabernet Sauvignon to helpsoften, or round out, the Cabernet Sauvignon, which can sometimescontain harsh-tasting tannins. Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon is also apopular duo having complementary characteristics. The percentagebreakdown of the components that make up a blended wine aresometimes indicated on a label, but it is not required to do so forAmerican wines. In Australia, however, where the Cabernet/Syrahcombo is frequently found, label laws must show the percentages ofeach grape that make up a blend.Grapes that are used for blending purposes are chosen to eitheradd flavor, body, acidity, finish or aging potential. It is also possiblefor white wines to be made from a blend of grapes, such as SauvignonBlanc with Semillion, but white wine blends are usually less popularthan red blends.When producers in the United States make a blended wine usingthe same grapes that are used to make Bordeaux wine, they arepermitted to identify these wines as “Meritage” style wines (rhymeswith heritage). This is a unique, American term that may only beused on a wine label when the wine is blended from the Bordeauxgrapes mentioned above. If a non-Bordeaux grape, such as Zinfandel,is part of the blend, it is technically not a “Meritage” style wine.I find Meritage style wines to be among the very best of Californiared wines. They are elegant, layered with aromas and flavors and pairbeautifully with many meat dishes.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.10Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK100% Organic Grapes, Estate Grown Napa Valley WinesHill Wine Company Specializes in small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc to ensure the highest quality wines.Come sit back relax and taste the difference in our wines at the estatecraftsman tasting room or walk our estate olive orchard and grounds.Of every bottle sold, a portion is donated to the ASPCAOpen Daily 10am-5pm707-963-7000club@hillwinecompany.comwww.hillwinecompany.com1001 Silverado Trail South, St Helena CA 94574ODETTE ESTATEWelcome to Odette Estate, Stags Leap District newest winery.We invite you to visit our vibrant tasting room.Open daily for tastings 10:30 am – 4 pm by appointment.To schedule your visit please call 707.224.7533or visit www.odetteesate.com.ODETTE ESTATE WINERY5998 SILVERADO TRAIL NAPA, CA 94558Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.com11


BY JOSH STEINTo oak or not to oak? So many decisions.Driving through wine country right now, asharvest is reaching its peak, gives your nose just asmany interesting things as your eyes. One of myfavorite post-workday joys is cruising past wineriesat night with the top down, smelling thefermentations sweetly giving way to wines ready forbarrels. Or not. I also enjoy that the decisionsbeing made about so many thousands andthousands of gallons of wine aren’t mine to make aswhen the grapes come in, those winemakers have tomake decisions about oak usage and logistics almostfrom the start, and there are lots of choices awaiting.For whites, the decisions come down to thedegree, if any, of oak influence. Many white varietiesdo not benefit from oak exposure, and even neutralbarrels (barrels used long enough that oak tannin is no longerperceptible in wines stored therein) can cause a stylistic miscue sincebarrels play host to Oenococcus oeni, the bacteria responsible formalic-to-lactic acid conversion. Unless extraordinary and expensiveprecautions are taken, most winemakers would combine separate lotsof filtered oaked and unoaked whites to arrive at a blend with thedesired level of oak influence rather than hoping to arrive at an idealmiddle through chance in the barrel.Red wines, though, present a bit of a different set of options. Oakis useful throughout the production process, so some folks will beusing toasted or untoasted oak shavings at the crusher to alleviate anyunderripe “green” aromatics or flavor compounds frommethoxypyrazines, which contribute cigar or tobacco at low levelsand green pepper or grassy, herb-y notes at higherlevels. Winemakers can ferment in barrels either byremoving the heads and punching down intoupright barrels or through reassembling the barrelsand using a rotation system to keep the cap wet byspinning. They can use larger puncheons to givemore subtle, “rounder” notes to the wine withoutgiving as “oaky” a presence – liquid volume tosurface area matters a lot.Post-pressing, most reds are aged either in barrelor in tanks with some kind of oak adjunct inserted;as with barrel options so go the aduncts:winemakers have choices that range from oak source(American, French, Hungarian and beyond), to toastlevel, to toasted or untoasted heads in barrels, and aslew of options for creating oak effects sans barrels including “beans,”cubes, spirals, blocks, sticks-in-chains to fit into barrel bungholes andstaves of various shapes and sizes for tank inserts. Think back toyour first visit to a big toystore as a kid; now picture an adult kid andyou know how winemakers feel about their oak options. It’s great tohave choices, but there are lots of decisions to make.Photo courtesy of DelDotto VineyardsJosh Stein has been in the Napa wine business for a decade, and, in addition to being owner/winemaker of the Stein Family Wine Group, which produces a nationally and internationally distributedportfolio of wine brands and donates 5% of its sales to the children of wineworkers in the form of collegescholarships and support funds, he regularly consults for wineries and organizations throughout the NorthBay and Coast via their subsidiary, Discrete Wine Support Services. With the other hours of his life, heteaches all levels of developmental writing, college composition and American Literature at Fairfield’sSolano College.12Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


CALENdAR OF EVENtS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGNapa Valley Wine TrainNapa, www.winetrain.com, 800-427-4124• Nov 16: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre• Nov 22: Thanksgiving Lunch & Dinner Trains• Nov 26-29: Santa Express Train• Nov 30: Moonlight Escape• Dec 3-6, 10-13, 17-20: Santa Express Train• Dec 7, 21: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre• Dec 28: Moonlight Escape• Dec 31: New Year’s Eve CelebrationONGOINGSeminars & Tastingsat 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 RoomTasting at 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 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 & 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 & 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• Reserve tour & tasting• Tasting only• Young adult tours• Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP toursONGOINGTastings at St. SupéryRutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-942-0809• Vineyard to Glass• Cellar Tour, Fridays, 2pm, $50• Dollarhide Library Tasting, daily, $35• Élu Library Tasting, daily, $35ONGOINGWine 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.11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday, $40except Insignia Blending & Single Vineyard Wines/$60, free/club membersWine & Cheese Pairing $75. Terrace tastings daily, $30 & $60.RSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.josephphelps.com• Insignia Blending • Wine Aroma Challenge• Single Vineyard Wines • Napa Valley Rocks• Barrel SeminarONGOINGTours & 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 noticeONGOINGVisitor 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, by appt, $75• Library Tasting, by appt, $75• Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$15, Premier/$25• Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, by appt, $25• Private Tour /Tasting, 15-25 guests, by appt, $20/tour, $25/tour & tastingONGOINGNapa Valley MuseumYountville, www.NapaValleyMuseum.org, 707-944-0500• Dec 1: All Aboard! Opening Reception• Dec 1-16: All Aboard!• Dec 19: Discovery Day for Kids, Victorian Egg OrnamentsONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, Napa, www.nvoh.org, 707-226-7372• Nov 16: Angelique Kidjo• Nov 17: MacHomer• Nov 24: Clark Sterling’s Broadway Holiday• Nov 29: Punch Brothers• Dec 1: Dan Hicks, Holidaze in Hicksville• Dec 2: TEDx Napa Valley• Dec 4: Documentary, Miss Representation• Dec 6: Riders in the Sky, Christmas the Cowboy Way• Dec 7: Cantus, All is Calm• Dec 8: Garage Band 101, Music of the New Millennium• Dec 9: Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro• Dec 11: Café Theatre Comedy, James P. Connolly• Dec 14: Napa Regional Dance Company, The Nutcracker• Dec 19: Willie K Christmas Show• Dec 20: Windham Hill Winter Solstice• Dec 22: Voena, Voices of the SeasonONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room WinesNapa, 5-9pm, www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378• Nov 16: Back Room Blow Out XLIX• Nov 30: Grower Champagne TastingONGOINGdi RosaNapa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991UPCOMING• 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• Nov 16: Murder Mystery• Nov 22: Thanksgiving Lunch/Dinner• Nov 26-Dec 20: Santa Express14 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | CALENdAR OF EVENtSONGOING FRIDAYSBubbles Bar at 1313 MainNapa, 9pm-12am, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313ONGOINGLive at Uptown TheatreNapa, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, 707-259-0123• Nov 18: Toots & the Maytals with Anders Osborne• Nov 21: Boz Scaggs• Nov 29: The Mickey Hart Band• Nov 30: Glen Campbell, The Goodbye Tour with Victoria Ghost• Dec 1: Anne Lamott• Dec 2: The Elves and the Shoemaker• Dec 8: Taj MahalONGOING WEDNESDAYSWinemaker Wednesdays at 1313 MainNapa, 6-8pm, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 31Out of the Woods: Freeland TannerThe Grand Hand Gallery, Napa, www.thegrandhand.com, 707-253-2551NOVEMBER 14-18Flavor! Napa Valley Celebration of Wine, Food & FunCheck website for particulars for this food & wine festivalVarious events & locations, www.flavornapavalley.comNOVEMBER 16Holiday Pick Up & DVX Release Partyat Mumm NapaRutherford, 6-8pm, $25/members, $35, RSVPwww.mummnapa.com, 800-686-6272NOVEMBER 16-1840th Annual Gifts’n Tyme Holiday FaireChardonnay Hall, Napa Valley Expo, Napa707-260-2810, afterthegoldrush@sbcglobal.netNOVEMBER 17Harvest Celebrationat B Cellars WineryCalistoga, 12-4pm, $35, $15/memberswww.bcellars.com, 707-709-8787NOVEMBER 17Large Format Vertical Tastingat B Cellars WineryCalistoga, 11am, Members only, $30/personwww.bcellars.com, 707-709-8787NOVEMBER 17-18Stellar Cellar Saleat Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 707-963-6941NOVEMBER 17-18Holiday in CarnerosVisit nearly 20 Carneros region wineries!10am-4pm, $39/adv, $45, $10/DDwww.carneroswineries.orgNOVEMBER 22Thanksgiving Day DiningSilverado Resort & Spa, Napawww.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-0200NOVEMBER 231st Annual Speakeasy Fridayat Ehlers EstateSt. Helena, 9:30am-6pmRSVP, 707-963-5972x306NOVEMBER 2323rd Annual Festival of Lights& WinterscapeDowntown Yountville, www.Yountville.comNOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 2A Toast to Rutherford at theRutherford Appellation WineriesVisit participating wineries! $75, Sunday only $60www.rutherford-appellation-wineries.comCelebrate the Beautyof Harvest with Us wines sold exclusivelyatthe wineryfamily-owned since1885www.WineCountrythisWeek.comV. Sattui Winery& Italian MarketNapa ValleyOver a Dozen90+ P oint RatedWinesWine SpectatorConnoisseur’s GuideWine EnthusiastAr tisan Deli& Market200+ CheesesHouse-made Sandwiches,Panini & SaladsTree-shadedPicnic GroundsFamousWeekendBBQthrough fall15


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | CALENdAR OF EVENtSONGOINGMoondance Cellars &Orchard Station WinesGlen Ellen – Paired with Wine Country Chocolates Truffle Tastes, $10www.moondancecellars.com, 707-938-7550ONGOING SATURDAYSJazz it up Wine & Concert SeriesFerrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard, Healdsburg, 4-6pmwww.seasonofthevineyard.com, 707-431-2222ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAYMichel-Schlumberger Winery Green TourHealdsburg, 10:30am, $25, www.michelschlumberger.com, 800-447-3060ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek WineryWinemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wineswww.icariawinery.com, RSVP, 707-486-9623EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYSanta Rosa Original Farmers’ MarketSanta Rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pmwww.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311ONGOING 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 SATURDAYSSyrah Hill Experience at Cline CellarsSonoma, 11am-1pm, 2-4pm, $40, $30/memberswww.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4061ONGOINGCooking 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• Nov 18: National Geographic Live! Robert Ballard• Dec 2: Straight No Chaser• Dec 5: John Prine• Dec 7: Posada Navideña• Dec 14: Dave Koz & Friends• Dec 15: Dwight Yoakam• Dec 16: POPS2 Eileen Ivers, An Irish C• Dec 23: Moscow Ballet’s NutcrackerONGOINGSpreckels Performing Arts CenterRohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com, 707-588-3400• Nov 15-16: I Love You Because…• Nov 17: Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco• Nov 18: SoCo Dance Theatre 2012 Fall Dance Concert• Nov 28-29: The Nightmare Before ChristmasONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300• Nov 15: Fort Knox Five vs. Thunderball• Nov 16: Latryx• Nov 21: 5th Annual “Pre Thanks”• Nov 23: El Radio Fantastique• Nov 29: Phutureprimitive• Dec 6: MC Yogi’s Mindfulfillment• Dec 15: Dragon Smoke• Dec 18: Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead• Dec 20: Minnesota• Dec 22: 8th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with John Courage• Dec 31: New Years Eve Bashment with ShineheadONGOING THURSDAYSWinemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom MarketGuerneville, 6-8pm, www.bigbottommarket.com, 707-604-7295Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!17


CALENdAR OF EVENtS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKONGOINGGreen Music CenterSonoma State University, Rohnert Parkwww.gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040• Nov 15: Buika• Nov 16: Mårten Falk, Classical Guitar• Nov 18: Navarro Chamber Players• Nov 20: Joyce Di Donato• Dec 1-3: Titans of Opera• Dec 6: Bronfman plays Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto• Dec 7: Symphonic Wind Ensemble• Dec 8: Tallis Scholars• Dec 9: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra• Dec 15: Sonomabach ChoirONGOING FRIDAYSMusic at Vino di Amore Tasting LoungeCloverdale, 7-9pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTHFirst Friday at R2 Wine CompanyAppetizers, complimentary tasting & fun activities!Sonoma, 5-7pm, www.rswinecompany.com, 707-933-1330ONGOING SATURDAYSSwirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101)Big 3 Wine Bar, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-900EVERY WEDNESDAYYappy HourBring your dog for an evening of canine fun!Annex Wine Bar, Sonoma, 4-7pmwww.annexwinebar.com, 707-938-7779EVERY THURSDAYBaja Sushi NightAnnex Wine Bar, Sonoma, 5-7pmwww.annexwinebar.com, 707-938-7779SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBERFarmers’ MarketTown Green, Windsor, 11am-3pmwww.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 6Sculpture Exhibition: Nature Abstracteda new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Cornerstone, Sonomawww.sculpturesite.com, 707-933-1300ONGOING WEEKENDS THROUGH NOVEMBERExperience Pinot Noirat DeLoach VineyardsSanta Rosa, 1-4pm, www.deloachvineyards.com, 707-526-9111x106ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER (FRI-SUN)So Nice to Come Home To:A World War II Musical – World PremiereCinnabar Theater, Petaluma, www.cinnabartheater.org, 707-763-8920NOVEMBER 14Floral Arrangements Benefitwith Valerie Areltat Sonoma Country AntiquesSonoma, 11am, $65, RSVP requiredwww.sonomacountryantiques.com, 707-938-8315NOVEMBER 16Artist Reception for Teri Sloat at BallettoSanta Rosa, 5-7pm, www.balletto.com, 707-588-2455NOVEMBER 174th Annual Artisano Grand Tastingat Vintner’s InnSanta Rosa, 12-4pm, $75-$90www.artisano.org, 707-894-8500NOVEMBER 17Hike & Taste in the VineyardsKunde Winery, Kenwood, 10am-2pmwww.kunde.com, 707-282-1531NOVEMBER 17-18Holiday in CarnerosVisit nearly 20 Carneros region wineries! 10am-4pmwww.carneroswineries.org, $39/adv, $45, $10/DD18NOVEMBER 17-18Stellar Cellar Sale at DeLoach VineyardsSanta Rosa, 11am-4pm, www.deloachvineyards.com, 707-526-9111x106NOVEMBER 17-25Older Vintage Weekat Christopher Creek WineryHealdsburg, 11am-5pmwww.christophercreek.com, 707-433-2001NOVEMBER 18November Tuscan Club Pick-Up Partyat ViansaSonoma, 12-2:30pm, www.viansa.com, 707-935-4726NOVEMBER 23-24Holiday Open House at Ledson WineryKenwood, 11am-4:30pm, www.ledsonwinery.com, 866-794-9463NOVEMBER 23-2429th Annual Holiday Open Houseat Chateau St. Jean WineryKenwood, 11am-4pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134NOVEMBER 23-24Thanksgiving Weekend Open HouseMedlock Ames, Healdsburg, 11am-4pmwww.medlockames.com, 707-431-8845, $20NOVEMBER 24Santa’s Riverboat ArrivalPetaluma River Turning Basin, Petaluma, 11amwww.visitpetaluma.comNOVEMBER 24Holiday Open HousePassalacqua Winery, Healdsburg, 11am-4pmwww.passalacquawinery.com, 707-433-5550NOVEMBER 24-2529th Annual Holiday Open HouseHeart of the Valley AssociationVisit participating wineries! 11am-4pm, $45/adv, $10/DDwww.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463SATURDAYS NOVEMBER 24 – DECEMBER 22Holiday Afternoon Tea ServiceHotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg, 2-4pmwww.hotelhealdsburg.com, 707-431-2800NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 2Holiday Shopping Spree WeekendKorbel Champagne Cellars, Guerneville, admission is free10am-4:30pm, www.korbel.com, 707-824-7000DECEMBER – FEBRUARY12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive SeasonVarious events and locations throughout Sonoma Valley!www.olivefestival.com, 707-996-1090DECEMBER – FEBRUARYTour & Taste at The Olive Press12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive SeasonSonoma, www.theolivepress.com, 707-939-8900DECEMBER – FEBRUARYEstate Olive Oil, Vinegar & Wine TastingB.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen, 11am-5pm12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Seasonwww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7923DECEMBER – FEBRUARYArtisan Olive Oil TastingFigone’s of California, Kenwood12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Seasonwww.figoneoliveoil.com, 707-938-3164DECEMBER – FEBRUARY (EXCEPT MONDAYS)Olive Tress in Sonoma State Historic ParkSonoma Mission, Sonoma, 10am-5pm12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Seasonwww.parks.ca.gov, 707-938-9560DECEMBER 1Annual Ode to Crab Winery Dinnerat St. Francis WinerySanta Rosa, 6:30-10pm, $125, $99/memberswww.stfranciswinery.com, RSVP, 866-675-WINEx259DECEMBER 1Blessing of the Olives at the MissionMission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma, Sonoma, 11am12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Seasonwww.parks.ca.gov, 707-938-9560DECEMBER 1Festival of TreesTheatre Square, Petalumawww.thefabulouswomen.com, 707-799-2153DECEMBER 1Hike & Taste in the VineyardsKunde Winery, Kenwood, 10am-2pmwww.kunde.com, 707-282-1531DECEMBER 1Holiday-Palooza & Toy DriveGundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, 11am-4pmwww.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277DECEMBER 1-2Rodney Strong Annual Holiday Craft FaireHealdsburg, 10am-5pm, freewww.rodneystrong.com, 707-431-1533DECEMBER 2Holiday Open House at ViansaSonoma, 11am-4pm, www.viansa.com, 707-935-4726DECEMBER 2Cheesemaking & Cheese Tasting Classwith Sheana DavisCrème de Ricotta & Paneer Crème de Ricotta TrufflesSonoma Valley Inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45www.theepicureanconnection.com, 707-935-7960DECEMBER 5-6, 12-134th Annual Healdsburg Strolling Dine AroundDowntown Healdsburg, $89, www.healdsburg.comDECEMBER 8Holiday Celebration Partyat Wilson WineryWine Club Exclusive Event, Healdsburg, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-4355DECEMBER 7Mazzocco Holiday PartyWine Club MembersHealdsburg, 6-9pm, free, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-3399DECEMBER 8Wreath-Making at ViansaSonoma, www.viansa.com, 707-935-4726DECEMBER 8Holiday Open House at AlderbrookHealdsburg, www.alderbrook.com, 800-405-5987DECEMBER 8Wine Club Holiday Receptionat Chateau St. Jean WineryKenwood, 4:30-6:30pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134DECEMBER 8Club deLo Holiday Partyat deLorimier WineryGeyserville, www.delorimierwinery.com, 800-546-7718DECEMBER 8Lighted Boat ParadePetaluma River Turning Basin, Petalumawww.visitpetaluma.com, 6:30pmDECEMBER 8Complimentary Concert SeriesLandmark Vineyard, Kenwood, 11am-4pmwww.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053DECEMBER 8-9Amahl and the Night VisitorsGlaser Center, Santa Rosa, 3pm, $15www.santarosasymphonicchorus.com, 707-527-4999x9228DECEMBER 8-9, 15-16Joyeux Noël Houseat Chateau St. Jean WineryKenwood, www.chateaustjean.com, 877-478-5326www.WineCountrythisWeek.com


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | CALENdAR OF EVENtSDECEMBER 9Founder’s Club Release Partyat Dutcher CrossingHealdsburg, 4-7pm, www.dutchercrossingwinery.com, 707-431-2700x208DECEMBER 9Holiday Cheer with Crab Cakes & ChardonnayFreestone Vineyards, Freestonewww.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010DECEMBER 1426th Annual Dinner with theWinemaker Series: Arrowood WineryWomen in the Wine Industry, Heidi von der Mehden, WinemakerInn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, $99www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788DECEMBER 15Mayo Family Winery’sAnnual Holiday PartyGlen Ellen, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-938-9401DECEMBER 16December Tuscan Club Pick-Up Partyat ViansaSonoma, 12-2:30pm, www.viansa.com, 707-935-4726LAKE/MENDOCINOEVERY SECOND SATURDAYFood & Wine PairingsMcNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTHWinemaker Dinner SeriesSaw Shop Gallery, Kelseyville, 6-9pmwww.sawshopbistro.com, 707-278-0129ONGOINGSkunk TrainFort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com, 866-457-5865TUESDAYS - FRIDAYSUnwind with Wine Happy HourThorn Hill Vineyards, Lower Lake, 4-6pmwww.thornhillvineyards.com, 707-279-2745ONGOING 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, 707-262-4121NOVEMBER 17-18A Taste of Redwood ValleyVisit participating wineries! 11am-5pmwww.atasteofredwoodvalley.com, 800-760-3739NOVEMBER 17 – DECEMBER 16Victorian Christmas Faire & High TeaLakeport English Inn, Lakeport, 11am-5:30pmwww.lakeportenglishinn.com, 707-263-4317NOVEMBER 22Thanksgiving DinnerMendocino Hotel, Mendocino, 3-9pm, 800-548-0513NOVEMBER 23-2453rd Annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts FairMendocino Art Center/Mendocino Village, 10am-5pmwww.mendocinoartcenter.org, 800-653-3328NOVEMBER 23-24Gualala Arts’ Festival of TreesGualala Arts Center, Gualala, 10am-4pmwww.gualalaarts.org, 707-884-1138DECEMBER 8Holiday Open House at Jaxon KeysHopland, www.jaxonkeys.com, 877-462-0666BAY AREASAN FRANCISCOONGOINGThe Walt Disney Family MuseumThe Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco415-345-6816 www.waltdisney.org• Ongoing through Nov: Film of the Month, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs• Ongoing through Apr 28: Between Frames,The Magic Behind Stop Motion, Animation• Nov 15-Apr 14: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, The Creation of a Classic• Nov 17: From Page to Screen, The Evolution of Snow White& the Seven Dwarfs• Nov 23-25: Look Closer, The Art & Production ofSnow White & the Seven Dwarfs• Nov 30: Animate Your Night, Snow White& the Seven Dwarfs Opening CelebrationONGOINGSeasons SwirlFour Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, 5:30-7:30pmwww.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 30The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernismde Young Museum, San Francisco, www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 27Gifts from the Gods, Art & the Olympic IdealLegion of Honor, San Francisco, www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 27This World Is Not My Home:Photographs by Danny Lyonde Young Museum, San Francisco, www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 17Rudolf Nureyev, A Life in Dancede Young Museum, San Franciscowww.famsf.org, 415-750-3594DISCOVER NAPA’S PINOT COUNTRY1075 BUCHLI STATION RD. NAPA, CA 94559(800) 654-WINE • WWW.BOUCHAINE.COMVisit our historic landmark winery and savorour premium award-winning wines amidstpicturesque views and gardensTASTING ROOM OPEN DAILY10:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.com 19


CALENdAR OF EVENtS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKNOVEMBER 17PinotFest 2012Farallon, San Francisco, 3-6pm, $100, 415-956-6969NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 23 (SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS)34th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday PartyCow Palace, San Francisco, www.dickensfair.com, 800-510-1558x114NOVEMBER 24-25Treasure Island FleaOne Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island, San Francisco, 9am-4pmwww.TreasureIslandFlea.com, 415-898-0245DECEMBER 29-30Treasure Island FleaOne Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island, San Francisco, 9am-4pmwww.TreasureIslandFlea.com, 415-898-0245FEBRUARY 8-1027th Annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts ShowFort Mason Center, San Franciscowww.sanfranciscotribalandtextileartshow.com, 310-455-2886FEBRUARY 26Darioush Napa Valley Wine DinnerJoin Darioush Khaledi, ProprietorTaj Campton Place, San Franciscowww.camptonplacesf.com, 415-955-5574MARCH 12Raymond Napa Valley Wine DinnerJoin Jean-Charles Boisset, ProprietorTaj Campton Place, San Franciscowww.camptonplacesf.com, 415-955-5574MARIN COUNTYONGOINGMarin Center in San Rafaelwww.co.marin.ca.us, 415-499-6800• Nov 17: Warren Miller, Flow State• Nov 18: Royal Drummers and Dancers of BurundiALAMEDA COUNTYNOVEMBER 15Domaine Carneros Wine DinnerThe Claremont, Berkeley, 6:30-9pm, $109www.claremontresort.com, 510-549-8510NOVEMBER 17Food Truck FanaticsRosenblum Cellars, Alameda, 12-4:30pmwww.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINSNOVEMBER 25Annual Village Lighting CeremonyThe Claremont Hotel, Club & Spa, Berkeley, 11am-6pmwww.claremont-hotel.com, 510-843-3000CONTRA COSTA COUNTYONGOINGTastings at PrimaWalnut Creek, www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780Fri: 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/membersSat: 3-5pm, $20, $10/membersLAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH DECEMBERFinally a FridayHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, Open until 7pmwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463NOVEMBER 17Harvest CelebrationHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, 3-5pmwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463LIVERMOREONGOINGBankhead TheatreLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermorewww.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800• Nov 14: Royal Drummers of Burundi• Nov 23-24: Smuin Christmas Ballet• Nov 28: Francis Slakey• Nov 30: Handel, Messiah20ONGOINGWine 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, 925-243-6442NOVEMBER 15Friend’s Night OutWente Estate Tasting Room, Livermore, 6-9pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305, $10, free/membersNOVEMBER 16Winemaker’s Dinner with Murrieta’s WellCo-Founders Philip Wente & Sergio TraversoMurrieta’s Well Winery, Livermore, 6:30-9pm, $95/members, $105/guestswww.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395, RSVPNOVEMBER 16Quarterly Wine Club Release Partyat McGrail VineyardsLivermore, 6-8pm, www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717NOVEMBER 17Quarterly Wine Club Release Party &Music in the Vines at McGrail VineyardsLivermore, 12-4:30pm, www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717NOVEMBER 17Magical Holiday EveningMuseum on Main, Pleasanton, 4-7pmwww.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199NOVEMBER 17-18Holiday Wine TastingFenestra Winery, Livermore, 12-5pmwww.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246NOVEMBER 18Celebrate 100 Years of ChardonnayWente Estate Tasting Room, Livermore, 4-5pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305NOVEMBER 21Thanksgiving Take Home DinnerWente Event Center, Livermorewww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2444NOVEMBER 23-25Fall Open HouseThomas Coyne Winery, Livermorewww.thomascoynewinery.com, 925-373-6541NOVEMBER 23-25Holiday PreviewWente Estate Tasting Room, Livermorewww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305NOVEMBER 23-25Prelude to ChristmasFenestra Winery, Livermore, 12-5pmwww.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246NOVEMBER 23-25Holiday Preview WeekendMurrieta’s Well Winery, Livermore, 11am-4:30pmwww.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395DECEMBER 1Holiday in the VineyardsCedar Mountain Winery, Livermore, 12-5pmwww.cedarmountainwinery.org, 925-373-6636DECEMBER 1-2Holidays in the VineyardsVisit Livermore Valley wineries! 12-4:30pm, www.lvwine.orgDECEMBER 1-2Holiday in the Vineyardsat McGrail VineyardsLivermore, 12-5pm, www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717DECEMBER 1-2Holidays in the VineyardRetzlaff Winery, Livermore, 12-4pmwww.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941DECEMBER 1-2Holidays in the VineyardsWente Estate Tasting Room, Livermore, 12-5pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305DECEMBER 1-2Holidays in the VineyardsMurrieta’s Well Winery, Livermore, 12-5pmwww.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395DECEMBER 1-2Holidays in the VineyardsFenestra Winery, Livermore, 12-5pmwww.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246DECEMBER 6Steven Kent Wine Pairing DinnerTerra Mia Restaurant, Livermore, 6-8:30pm, $100www.terramiarerestaurant.com, 925-456-3333DECEMBER 8Dessert & Wine TastingWente Vineyard Tasting Room, Livermore, 2-5pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305DECEMBER 9Artist Reception: Oil Paintings by James RebelloWente Estate Tasting Room, Livermore, 1-3pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305DECEMBER 23Holiday Take Home DinnerWente Event Center, Livermore, www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2444SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ& MONTEREY COUNTIESONGOINGSunset Cultural Center-CarmelCarmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048• Nov 16: A Tribute to the Music of John Denver starring Jim Curry• Nov 30: Go Tell It On the Mountain, The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show• Dec 1: Chamber Music Monterey Bay Poulenc Trio• Dec 7-8: Smuin Ballet Holiday Program• Dec 14-16: The NutcrackerONGOINGLive at Golden State TheatreMonterey, www.goldenstatetheatre.com, 831-372-3800• Nov 15: Robert Cray Band• Dec 7: John PrineONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSSweet Thursdays at Cannery RowMonterey, Family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts, 4-8pm831-649-6690ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSMonterey Museum of ArtMonterey, Evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTHPair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin CellarsGilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca IceCream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases.www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827EVERY TUESDAYFocus on Monterey County WinesCepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pmwww.ranchocellars.com, 831-625-5646EVERY WEDNESDAYWine Down WednesdaysFortino Winery, Gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305ONGOING THURSDAYSExploring WineLearn more about wine & wine appreciation, taste local wines too!Carmel Ridge Winery, Cannery Row, Monterey, 4-6pm, $40www.carmelridge.com, 831-324-0035ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 17Chuck Close: Works on Paper 1975-2012Monterey Museum of Art, Montereywww.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | CALENdAR OF EVENtSONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 18Callaway Pebble Beach InvitationalPebble Beach, www.pebblebeach.comNOVEMBER 175th Annual Thank You Day at Taste MorganCarmel, 12-5pm, www.morganwinery.com , 831-626-3700NOVEMBER 17Passport Day – Santa Cruz MountainsWinegrowers AssociationVisit participating wineries, 11am-5pm, $45, www.scmwa.comNOVEMBER 1732nd Annual La Selva BeachHoliday Art, Antique, & Craft FaireLa Selva Beach Clubhouse, La Selva Beach, 10am-4pm, 831-535-2973NOVEMBER 1742nd Annual Homecrafters MarketplaceSunset Center, Carmel, 9am-3pm, freewww.ci.carmel.ca.us, 831-620-2020NOVEMBER 17Edibles From the WildBernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 6:30pm, $150www.bernardus.com, 888-648-9463NOVEMBER 18Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Baywww.bigsurhalfmarathon.org, 831-625-6226NOVEMBER 22Thanksgiving BuffetBernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 12-3pm, $75, $32/5-12 yearswww.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400NOVEMBER 2318th Annual Tree Lighting CeremonyCannery Row, Monterey, 6pm, www.canneryrow.comDECEMBER 1Chocolates & Desserts Cooking DemonstrationBernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 1-3pm, $95www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400DECEMBER 119th Annual Stillwell’s Fun in the ParkCaledonia Park, Pacific Grove, 10am-4pm, 831-373-3304DECEMBER 1-2Art in the CellarBargetto Winery, Soquel, 11am-5pmwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258DECEMBER 2Holiday SpectacularChateau Julien, Carmel, 2:30-5:30pmwww.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600DECEMBER 2Holiday SpectacularChateau Julien, Carmel Valley, 2:30-5:30pm$45, $35/members, www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600DECEMBER 3City Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyJewell Park, Pacific Grove, 6-9pm, 831-373-3304DECEMBER 611th Annual Holiday Parade of LightsDowntown, Pacific Grove, 6-9pm, 831-601-8424DECEMBER 716th Annual Truffle DinnerBernardus Lodge, Carmel Valleywww.bernardus.com, 888-648-9463DECEMBER 7Holiday Tree Lighting & Carmel Plaza Open HouseDevendorf Park & Carmel Plaza, Carmel, 4:30pmwww.ci.carmel.ca.us, 831-620-2020DECEMBER 8Jingle Bell Run/WalkLover’s Point Park, Pacific Grove, 8-11am, 831-620-1699www.WineCountrythisWeek.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, 831-685-8463SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINSONGOINGThursday Night Music SeriesBargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pmwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11NOVEMBER 15Montalvo Yuletide PreviewMontalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, 5:30-8:30pmwww.montalvoarts.org, 408-961-5823NOVEMBER 16Wine & BluesThe Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 7-10:30pmwww.MountainWinery.com, 408-913-8124NOVEMBER 17Passport Day – Santa Cruz MountainsWinegrowers AssociationVisit participating wineries, 11am-5pm, $45, www.scmwa.comNOVEMBER 22Thanksgiving FeastThe Mountain Winery, Saratogawww.MountainWinery.com, 408-913-8124NOVEMBER 23-25Cellar Alumni Sale at Burrell SchoolLos Gatos, www.burellschool.com, 408-353-6290NOVEMBER 25Mountain Winery UniversityThe Mountain Winery, Saratogawww.MountainWinery.com, 408-913-8124NOVEMBER 23-25, DECEMBER 1-2Holiday Tree WalkRoaring Camp Railroad, Feltonwww.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484NOVEMBER 24, DECEMBER 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 21-23Santa Cruz Holiday Lights TrainRoaring Camp Railroad, Feltonwww.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484DECEMBER 1-2Pinotage Release Party at Loma PrietaLos Gatos, www.lomaprietawinery.com, 408-353-2950DECEMBER 9Wine & Jazz Holiday BrunchThe Mountain Winery, Saratogawww.MountainWinery.com, 408-913-8124DECEMBER 15Tunes & TastingThe Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 12-7pmwww.MountainWinery.com, 408-913-8124DECEMBER 21Wine & BluesThe Mountain Winery, Saratogawww.MountainWinery.com, 408-913-8124CENTRAL CALIFORNIAONGOING2012 Vintners’ Holiday SessionsThe Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Parkwww.yosemitepark.com/vintners, 801-559-4859• Session 5, Nov 25-27: Tres Sabores Winery, Rombauer Vineyards,Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards & Ravenswood Winery• Session 6, Nov 28-29: Honig Vineyard & Winery, Hatcher Winery,Twomey Cellars & Silver Oak Cellars• Session 7, Dec 2-4: Frogs Leap Winery, Dutton-Goldfield,Hitching Post Winery & Karly Wines• Session 8, Dec 5-6: Qupe, Bonny Doon, Ancien Wines &Cain Vineyard & WinerySACRAMENTO VALLEYONGOINGSacramento River Trainwww.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690• Nov 22: Thanksgiving Supper• Nov 24-25: Christmas Train• Dec 1-2, 8-9, 11, 15-16, 18-23, 26-30: The Christmas TrainONGOINGMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsU.C. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org , 866-754-ARTS• Nov 29-Dec 1: Jogja Hip Hop Foundation• Nov 30: One Man Star Wars Trilogy• Dec 1: Charles Bradley & Menahan Street• Dec 2: Alexander String Quartet• Dec 3: The Fallen Idol• Dec 5-6: Danú• Dec 6-8: Lucy Guerin• Dec 8: Cantus• Dec 16: American Bach Soloists• Dec 21: San Francisco Symphony Family ConcertSOLANO COUNTYSUISUN VALLEYTHURSDAY NIGHTSDate Night at MankasTapas Bar & SteakhouseFairfield, $49/couple for a 3 course dinnerwww.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207SUNDAY NIGHTSGrand Master Tasting atMankas Tapas Bar & SteakhouseFairfield, $29/ dinner & tastingwww.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207NOVEMBER 22Dinner Day at Vezer Family VineyardsSuisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-8463NOVEMBER 23Barrel Burning Pickup Partyat Vezer Family VineyardsSuisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-8463DECEMBER 7Barrel Burning Pickup Partyat Vezer Family VineyardsSuisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-8463DECEMBER 7Shop Til You DropWooden Valley Winery, Suisun, 6-9pm, www.woodenvalley.com 707-864-0730DECEMBER 26SVGGA Anniversary Celebration “One Day Only”Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers AssociationVisit participating Suisun Valley wineries, 12-5pmwww.suisunvalleywines.com, 707-864-0730Check the website for many 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. 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ON tHE COVER | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK“Visitors are suprisedbecause they discovera wine area that,although – the oldest,is not always the onepeople think about.”–GARY GUGLIELMO, PROPRIETOR22GUGLIELMOOpen 7 days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.Experience the time-honored tradition of true family hospitality.1480 East Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037(408) 779-2145 | www.guglielmowinery.comgugLiELMO‘From our family to your table’BY LAURA NESSJust minutes from the Silicon Valley, the Santa Clara wineregion still looks and feels much as it did a century ago. Here, thewine tasting experience at the 30-some small wineries is laidback, casual and welcoming: a lot like the weather, which istemperate and Mediterranean, perfect for grapegrowing.Guglielmo Winery, founded in 1925, is the oldest continuallyoperating and family-owned winery in the area. Three brothersoversee the bustling operation, which custom crushes and privatelabels for many clients, as well as for the winery’s own labels.George Guglielmo oversees winemaking operations, while Geneworks with the many retail shops and restaurants that havecarried the wines for decades, and Gary handles the businessoperations as General Manager.Tasting here is relaxed, and the friendly staff pours somethingfor everyone, from old world style blends to top of the line PrivateReserve wines that continue to garner awards from renownedcompetitions and publications. With accolades have comeincreased awareness and foot traffic, and the retail business hasdoubled over the last year.Autumn is the perfect time to relax in the flower-filled piazzaby splashing fountains, enjoying a bottle of award-winningGuglielmo wine as you watch hawks soar over the splendidlycolored vineyards that have witnessed countless weddings here.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.com


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | ON tHE COVERThe Villa Emile Event Centerprovides an historic venue forprivate events and corporateaffairs.There’s always a sense ofexcitement and discovery atGuglielmo: winemakers GeorgeGuglielmo and Alan Dewittactively set the bar higher witheach vintage. The 2009 PinotNoir garnered a Gold medal atthe 2011 Pinot Shootout, and isperfect for your Thanksgivingtable. The tangy Sangiovese,crisp Grignolino, spicy Barbera,chocolatey Charbono andsucculent Pinot Grigio do theirItalian heritage proud. ItsMediterranean climate makesSanta Clara “Rhone Central,” andthe winery’s depth in Rhonevarietals was rewarded with Goldmedals in the 2012 RhoneShootout for the 2011 Marsanne,2009 Syrah, 2008 Petite Sirahand 2009 Carignane.So, too, the estate Merlot,Petite Sirah and Zinfandel arestandards of measure forclassically made wines in thetraditional style, with modestoak, restrained alcohol levels,and affordable price points.That’s the reason you’ll findGuglielmo wines on the lists ofvirtually every major restaurantand wine bar in the region. And,thanks to multiple distributionagreements, wine lovers in Chinaare enjoying a taste of California’soriginal wine region as well.With the holidays upon us,Guglielmo invites you to browsetheir 24th Annual Holiday GiftShop, an unmatched collectionof local and imported foods,home goods, fashion accessories,sumptuous gift baskets anddécor galore, open December 1through December 24. SpecialHoliday Faire events will be heldDecember 1, 2, 8 and 9.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!23


WiNE COuNtRY NEWS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKJean-Charles Boisset at the re-openingcelebration of the Champagne Cellars24BUENA VISTA WINERYOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.18000 Old Winery Road Sonoma, CA 954761-800-926-1266 | www.buenavistawinery.comCome by and taste their unique Vinicultural Society wines or just to viewthe remarkable renovations and see why this winery is a favorite in Sonoma.BuENA ViStA WiNERYBY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEYSonoma has a rich cultural heritage and is one of the world’spremier wine producing regions. Buena Vista Winery, California’s firstpremium winery, is just five minutes from the historic Sonoma Plazaand boasts a tranquil setting that’s ideal for wine tastings and picnics.This historic winery is undergoing an epic restoration and has just re-opened theirChampagne Cellars calling for a celebration!Agoston Haraszthy, self-proclaimed “The Count,” founded Buena Vista Winery in 1857and was a pioneer in California’s wine industry. He came to California in 1849 and sawgreat potential in Sonoma for producing world-class wine. A visionary ahead of his time,he created the first gravity-flow winery, excavated the first wine caves, was the first toexperiment with California redwood casks for aging and fermenting and shared premiumEuropean viticultural practices. Haraszthy and his son Arpad took a wine expedition toEurope and returned with more than 300 different varietals in his quest to produce the verybest wines. The Count’s passion for innovation and excellence led to the development of theCalifornia wine world as we know it today. In 1863, he created the Buena Vista ViniculturalSociety, an association committed to expanding and modernizing the wine industry whichwas the first of its kind.In 2011, Buena Vista Winery became part of Boisset Family Estates, a renowned andcharismatic family with a collection of historic wineries. The family is dedicated to restoringBuena Vista to reflect its past. They are focused on educating and entertaining guests whileremaining true to the winery’s heritage. Once again, Buena Vista Winery is becoming theembodiment of the California wine world, a vision that Count Agoston Haraszthy predicted150 years ago. Boisset sensed the power of this place and appreciated the historicalwww.WineCountrythisWeek.com


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | WiNE COuNtRY NEWSimportance of Buena Vista to California and has preserved itsintegrity at every opportunity.Buena Vista wines are being driven to greater heights underWinemaker Brian Maloney and Winemaking Consultant DavidRamey, including the re-introduction of a Sonoma label, in honorof where it all began. These wines include an array of varietals thatcelebrate the diversity of Sonoma’s terroir. Their ViniculturalSociety wines are exclusive to the winery and to club members.These wines explore clonal selections, varietals, vineyards and theincredible terroir of Sonoma County. Buena Vista has been makingwines under the Private Reserve name for decades and theselimited production wines are the ultimate within the portfolio.Fruit for their Carneros wines is sourced from the 500-acre RamalVineyard that extends along the southern reaches of theappellation. Winemaker Brian Maloney has also extended BuenaVista’s reach into other premium vineyards such as Wildcat andSangiacomo. These wines are perfectly balanced and have intensevivid flavors. Your experience wouldn’t be complete without atasting of The Count, the Founder’s Red Wine. The deep colorleads to rich aromas of black currants and bing cherries.As the historic center of California wine, Buena Vista Wineryoffers several unique visitor experiences. Wine tastings are held inthe stone Press House and gourmet foods can be purchased, if youwould like to stay for a picnic or head upstairs to the salon.Experience a Barrel Tour and Tasting in the newly renovatedChampagne Cellars. Taste wines from the barrel then enjoyfinished wines to witness the evolution from barrel to bottle. Ifyou would like to focus on the grape clones Buena Vista uses forits wine, book a Clonal Tasting. Taste up to three Chardonnay andthree Pinot Noir clonal wines side-by-side to learn and savor thedifferences. Buena Vista also offers a food and wine pairing. Tastefive current release wines paired with an assortment of cheesesand accoutrements.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com0-4:30 |Outdoor Patio - Catering Available - Manicured Gardens - Private Tasting RoomTrendy Boutique Feel - Food & Wine Pairings - Ample Parking - Shaded Areas&• (877) 586-9361• •Only available at winery. Not applicable online. Offer expires 12/31/2012.2 for 1Present this ad to25


WiNERY FEAtuRE | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK26[x\Upcoming Eventsat Chateau St. Jean• • •November 23-24Sonoma ValleyHoliday Open House• • •December 8-9 and 15-16Joyeux Noël Open House[x\CHATEAU ST. JEANOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood(707) 833-4134 | visit www.chateaustjean.com.CHAtEAu St. JEANAll decked out for the holidaysBY MICHELLE J. BAKERWhat’s the first clue that something truly special is going on at Chateau St. Jeanin Sonoma Valley this holiday season? It’s hard to miss the giant inflatable CinqCépages wine bottle towering above the winery’s parking lot and proclaiming thatNovember and December are all about celebrating the 20th anniversary vintage ofthis iconic wine.Cinq Cépages (literally, “Five Varieties”) has been Chateau St. Jean’s flagship winesince it was first produced in 1990. Each vintage is a blend of the five Bordeauxvarietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot –in amounts adjusted each vintage to create a unique style that is at once plush,elegant, complex and ageworthy. That doesn’t mean you have to sock it away for 15years to enjoy it, as Cinq Cépages is also approachable and delicious now!The storied history of Cinq Cépages includes the 1996 vintage being named theWine of the Year by Wine Spectator magazine, which three years later named the1999 Cinq Cépages #2 Wine of the Year. That’s impressive accolades for veteranwinemaker Margo Van Staaveren, who recently completed her 33rd harvest atChateau St. Jean and has overseen the production of Cinq Cépages since itsFollow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | WiNERY FEAtuREPREMIUM NAPA VALLEY WINES • FOUNDED IN 1897Come and experience the history andpastoral setting with picnic grounds,a bocce court and a horse shoe pit.Tours & Tastings offered dailyExclusive Group & LunchPackages by appointmentOpen Daily 11-56613 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley, CA 94567(707) 965-1246 • www.popevalleywinery.cominaugural vintage. The current vintage, 2009, was primarily sourcedfrom vineyards in the Alexander, Knights and Sonoma Valleys.Of course, all through the months of November and Decembervisitors will be able to sample the Cinq Cépages in the Chateau,where also on the tasting menu are some of the small-productionreserve wines available only at the winery. Perhaps you’ll find theReserve Chardonnay from the historic Robert Young Vineyard inAlexander Valley, the Estate Cabernet Franc, the 93-point ratedReserve Sonoma County Merlot, or the Pinot Noir or Syrah from theesteemed Durell Vineyard in Sonoma Valley.Across the way in the Visitor Center, folks gather at the tasting barfor Chateau St. Jean’s more well-known favorites. The holidayshopping is pretty extraordinary in the Visitor Center, where visitorscan browse a wide selection of housewares, books, wine accessoriesand food products including the winery’s own private label gourmetolive oils and vinegars. And, when hunger strikes, pick up somelunch and a glass of wine at the Charcuterie and enjoy it out on thepatio by the winery’s famous parterre-style gardens.In December, drop in at Chateau St. Jean for the Joyeux NoëlOpen House weekends, December 8-9 and 15-16. Guests willexperience a taste of Christmas in the French tradition, with specialdiscounts, holiday wine flights of classic French varietals paired withsmall bites, live caroling, bûche de noël, classic holiday movies andmuch more. The winery will be dressed to the nines in holidaytrimmings and the winery’s entry to the Sonoma Winery GingerbreadHouse contest will be on display for guests to cast a vote.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!27


WiNE COuNtRY NEWS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK28BOUCHAINE VINEYARDSOpen daily 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.1075 Buchli Station Road, Napa, CA 94559(707) 252-9065 | www.bouchaine.comBOuCHAiNE ViNEYARdSKeeping the Focus on Great Wine in CarnerosBY JOSH STEINA visit to Bouchaine Vineyards, the oldest continually operating winery andsouthernmost vineyards in the Carneros region, brings you full-circle within the valley’swinemaking history. First planted by Boon Fly in the mid-nineteenth century, the property,like much of the Carneros District, was forgotten about until the end Prohibition when theproperty was purchased by Johnny Garetto in 1927. After Repeal, he operated the firstwinery with a tasting room in the Carneros region. Garetto sold the winery to BeringerBrothers in 1951, who used the winery for thirty harvests. In 1981, Tatiana and GerretCopeland, a successful business couple from Wilmington, Delaware, fell in love with theproperty, and thus began the modern-day revitalization which greets visitors today.An almost total renovation took time but was completed in 1995, updating andrefurbishing the entire winemaking facility and visitor spaces. Guests are now greeted bythe production facilities laid out within the surrounding vineyards such that the rest of thevalley is forgotten about. What surrounds you are vineyards, views and breezes – and notmuch else, the way Carneros was at the beginning. You will also see a sign that says thatpets are welcome “by appointment.” Since between two and four winery pups inhabit thespacious property, the Bouchaine folks are sensitive to the fact that not all canines get alongwith each other. Your own is welcome (on a leash); just call first and they will take care ofeverything else.It’s not just the casual atmosphere and attitude which harken back to Carneros’ history.The wood that covers the winery buildings comes from old fermentation tanks which wereLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | WiNE COuNtRY NEWSContinuedremoved and soaked until they could be straightened. Winemakinghistory is literally in the walls. Inside, the light-filled tasting roomgives a cozy embrace, complete with wood-burning fireplace,necessary much of the year because of the direct proximity to SanPablo Bay. Outside, there is a redwood deck and pergola which facegardens, a well-trimmed lawn with a horseshoe pit and olive treeswith vineyards just a few yards beyond, stretching away in alldirections.What really matters most, of course, is the wine, and visitors cantaste a lot of wonderful bottlings, including a number of tastingroom-only releases in their Bacchus and Estate Collection Wines.Chardonnay and Pinot Noir star, here, of course, given the locale, butthere are also bottlings of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Meunier,an especially rare solo varietal. Equally, don’t miss the Rosé of Syrahfrom the Rockin’ H Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, the SonomaSyrah and a delicious dry Riesling. As every staff member will tellyou, all are made to show off cool-climate grapes and winemaking,which produces elegant wines made for food. Winemaker MichaelRichmond puts it best: “We want our wines to show lingering flavorsand depth, a smooth texture and just the right level of acidity to pairwith many foods, from the simple to the sublime.”There are lots of things to enjoy at Bouchaine Vineyards, butseveral experiences really set them apart. For those seeking food-andwinefun, there is a special basket of wine country treats to pair withthe outdoor seating area and vineyard views. Each basket includeslunch alfresco for two served with a bottle of wine, either the EstateChardonnay or Carneros Pinot Noir. Multiple baskets can even beordered for larger groups. It’s that attention to the little things thatwill bring you back to Bouchaine Vineyards again and again as it hasfor visitors for a century and half. Enjoy!www.WineCountrythisWeek.com29


WiNE COuNtRY NEWS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKBreak for a Little Retail Therapy at Premium OutletsBY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEYWhen you are visiting wine country,everyone needs a little retail therapy andbesides, there’s only so much wine you cantake home with you! Head out to one of thePremium Outlet Centers® convenientlylocated in Napa, Petaluma, Vacaville andGilroy and take a break from tasting wineand food. Discover incredible savings of25% to 65% every day. Each location offers adifferent selection of stores so whether youare shopping for a designer dress, shoes orbag for the holidays, or need something forthe home you will find it at one of thePremium Outlet Centers ® .Tommy Hilfiger, Vans, Van Heusen andmore. For some refreshments, head over toDaVinci’s Coffee and Tea. There is anelectrical vehicle charging station locatedbehind the Nike Factory Store. PetalumaVillage Premium Outlets ® is located 35 milesnorth of San Francisco in one of SonomaCounty’s most charming towns. Their hoursare Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.For more information, call (707) 778-9300.to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.For more information, call (707) 447-5755.Gilroy Premium Outlets ® features 145stores including: 7 For All Mankind, AnnTaylor, Banana Republic, Bath & BodyWorks, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers,Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Ecko Unltd,Fossil, Gap Outlet, Hugo Boss Factory Store,J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole,Lacoste, Le Creuset, Lucky Brand, Nike,Puma, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Sony,Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Fora pick-me-up, visit Starbucks, Auntie Anne’sSoft Pretzels or Erik’s Deli. Gilroy PremiumOutlets ® is located on Hwy 101 south of SanJose. Their hours are Monday throughSaturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundayfrom 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For moreinformation, call (408) 842-3729.Join the VIP Shopper Club for free onlineaccess to The VIP Lounge and to enjoyexclusive online coupons, a voucher for afree VIP coupon book, deals around town,and inside information from your favoritebrands. You will also be notified via email onall sales and special events. This VIP ShopperClub Membership is good at any of thePremium Outlet Centers ® .Now is the time to start your holidayshopping and you never know what youmight find at one of the Premium OutletCenters ® . Don’t miss the annual After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, featuringMidnight Madness, November 23-25. Storesopen at midnight as Thanksgiving ends. Forcomplete information, including centerhours, a list of stores, holiday hours or tojoin the free VIP Shopper Club, visitwww.premiumoutlets.com.Napa Premium Outlets ® features 50stores including: Ann Taylor, BananaRepublic, Barneys New York, BCBG MaxAzria, Brooks Brothers, Clarks Bostonian,Coach, Cole Haan, Janie and Jack, J.Crew,Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors,Nautica, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger and Vacaville Premium Outlets ® is home tomore. This location also has a food court 120 stores including: Adidas, Ann Taylor,with Hunan China Express, Subway and Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, BCBGSuppertime. There is an electrical vehicle Max Azria, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chico’s,charging station located behind the food Coach, Coldwater Creek, Cole Haan, Eddiecourt. Napa Premium Outlets ® is ideally Bauer, Fossil, Gap Outlet, Gucci, Guess,situated at the southern entrance to the Napa Harry & David, Hurley, J.Crew, JuicyValley, just off Hwy 29 at the First Street exit. Couture, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Le Creuset,Their hours are Monday through Thursday Merrell, Michael Kors, Nike, Puma, Polofrom 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware,from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 Samsonite, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger,a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call True Religion, Tumi, White House Black(707) 226-9876.Market and more. Stop in for lunch atPetaluma Village Premium Outlets ®Subway, Taco Bell, Vacaville Deli, or pick upfeatures 60 stores including: Ann Taylor, a treat at TCBY and Kirsten’s Coffee Corner.Banana Republic, Bass, Brooks Brothers, There is an electrical vehicle charging stationCarter’s, Clarks Bostonian, Coach, Converse, adjacent to Subway. Vacaville PremiumJones New York, Motherhood Maternity, Outlets ® is located between Sacramento andNike, Nine West, Rocky Mountain Chocolate San Francisco on Interstate 80. Their hoursFactory, Saks Fifth Ave Off 5th, Skechers, are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.30 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


NApA VALLEY | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKTHE HESS COLLECTIONOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.4411 Redwood Road, Napa CA 94558(707) 255-1144 | www.hesscollection.com32WiNEMAKER pROFiLEdAVid guFFYThe Hess CollectionBY MIKE HYLANDDavid Guffy is in the midst of wrapping up his 14th harvest at The HessCollection winery on Mount Veeder in Napa. It is also his 28th harvestsince getting into the wine business back in 1984 in the Santa Cruz area.Guffy’s job title at Hess is Director of Winemaking, meaning he oversees thevineyards and the winemaking process, which is a pretty big job especiallysince the company produces so many wines.“We are actually still bringing grapes in,” says David Guffy when askedabout the harvest of 2012. “Mount Veeder is cooler and the grapes can stayon the vine a little longer. The hang time on the vine truly pays off whenyou get it in. During harvest I continually taste the grapes to keep an eye onthe maturity of flavors and tannins to insure the best expression of aparticular vineyard.”While Cabernet Sauvignon is king at The Hess Collection, the top tierdivision of the company has a well balanced portfolio that features a MountVeeder Chardonnay, a Napa Valley Chardonnay and two big, bold blendsthe 19 Block Cuvee composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah,Merlot and a touch each of Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The Lion, a2004 vintage, is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petite Verdot.The Hess Napa Collection includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah,Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay as well as a Late Harvest Chardonnay. TheHess Small Block Series of wines includes Gewurztraminer, Malbec, OrangeMuscat, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Syrah Rose,Viognier and Zinfandel.All of the grapes for the aforementioned wines come from family ownedHess Estate vineyards. Founder Donald Hess purchased his first vineyardon Mount Veeder in 1978, and while the company presently owns morethan 900 acres there, only 330 are planted.“The forest plays a role in the shading and the ripening of the grapes onMount Veeder,” says David. “It is also a pretty wild place with mountainlions, bears, deer, all sorts of wildlife, and it is important for us to share theland with them. We can’t plant everywhere. We need to give back to theforest and to the wildlife whose homes that we and other winegrowers haveinvaded. The fruit we get from Mount Veeder is different from valley floorfruit, and so are the vines. They are structured, complex, rich wines withdistinctive tannins, age ability and concentrated fruit.”A California native who grew up down the road in San Jose, David spenthis summers with his grandparents on a 500 acre farm in Kansas. That’swhere he learned the values of farming and taking care of the land so it willcontinue to give back. While at Hess, David has been in the forefront ofsustainable vineyard practices that has always been a big part of The HessCollection philosophy. The company actively participates in the WineInstitute’s “Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices” and the Napa ValleyVintners Association’s “Napa Green Winery Program.”“I enjoy the farming aspect of this job equally as much as thewinemaking part,” says Guffy. “Being environmentally conscious is not onlythe right thing to do, but in the end, it produces the best tasting wine.”www.WineCountrythisWeek.com


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK |NApA VALLEYHarvest Celebration at B Cellars, November 17Join B Cellars for their annual harvest eventwhere guests and wine-club members will get achance to preview new release wines, limited releasesfrom the library, and even taste the upcoming 2010reserve wines directly from the barrel. Withexclusive event-only specials, this is the perfectopportunity to stock your cellar and get a jump-starton the holiday season. B Cellars wines will be pairedtogether with mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres fromSmoke Open Fire Cooking. This it the one event ofthe year not to miss! $35 per person for the generalpublic, $15 per person for wine club members.The wines B Cellars produces include a CabernetSauvignon made with fruit sourced from a trio ofdistinguished vineyards (for their wines they draw on a total of 16premium vineyards). They also craft three blends: Blend 23(Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier), Blend 24 (Cab,Sangiovese and Petite Syrah) and Blend 25 (Cab and Syrah). Thenames may not evoke magic and romance; but the wines themselvesdo. They also make a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc and a vineyarddesignate Syrah Caldwell’s Kreuzer Canyon. All of their wines aremade in relatively small lots, from 330 to 1750 cases, and are theresult of the efforts of master winemaker Kirk Venge, named one ofthe top twenty young winemakers in the world.There are a large number of tasting options available. The SpecialCelebration Tasting is for groups of nine to 25 andincludes a private tour of the grounds and cellar andends in the Salon for a Flagship Tastingaccompanied by B-Bites, as they call their miniseasonal pairing of food and wine.There is also the seated Signature Private Tasting,which includes wines not often seen in themarketplace, paired with artisan cheese andcharcuterie. The same is true of the Single VineyardPrivate Tasting, where a wine educator will guideyou through their single vineyard Cabernets andSyrahs. Or in Wine Tasting 101 you can learn totaste wine like the professionals do, in a casualatmosphere, and how to best pair food and wine.For other tasting options, including the Wine Blending Boot Camp,and a Sensory Wine Tasting with Chef Machamer, visit their website.In the end, whichever option you select, or if you simply stop byas you travel through the Napa Valley, you will find yourself in aworld with fine wine, and a sensitivity to the part that good food –and good living – plays in it all.B Cellars tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and islocated at 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515. Reservations arerequired for many of the special programs and can be made bycalling the winery directly or online. Call (707) 709 8787 or go towww.bcellars.com.Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytW 33


NApA VALLEY | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK34BENNETT LANE WINERYOpen by appointment from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.3340 Highway 128, just north of Calistoga(707) 942-6684 | www.bennettlane.comBENNEtt LANE WiNERYA Feast for the Senses this ThanksgivingLocated just north of downtown Calistoga, family-owned Bennett Lane Winery’sfriendly and casual tasting room is one wine country destination worth the drivenorth. The winery caters to all of the senses, offering guests one of the premier tastingexperiences in the valley, and offers the perfect slice of fall as harvest at the winerycomes to a close.Bennett Lane’s tasting room has become known as the friendliest tasting room inthe valley and this fall they are proud to share two incredible tasting options, sure toplease everyone from the wine beginner to the true Cabernet collector. Their flagship$15 flight buys guests tastes of four of Bennett Lane’s wines, the Chardonnay, theMaximus Red Feasting Wine blend, and two vintages of their acclaimed Napa ValleyCabernet Sauvignon. In addition, they are offering their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignonflight for $40 person. This tasting flight includes a sample of the highly rated 2006and 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and their single vineyard Estate Lynch FamilyVineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. With only 99 cases of this Calistoga AVA wine and arating of 94 Points in Wine Enthusiast, it is a rare treat. Don’t miss this stop – it is fastbecoming the must see destination for wine lovers visiting California’s newest AVA.The Maximus “feasting wine” blends are the perfect for the top feast of the year:Thanksgiving. The red “feasting wine” blend has had wine lovers flocking to BennettLane’s tasting room since its inception. The current release 2008 Maximus RedFeasting Wines is being hailed as the best deal in the valley – and was awarded 94Points in Wine Enthusiast. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, thiswine will please all of your guests this holiday season. According to Bennett Laneowner Randy Lynch, “Our goal at Bennett Lane is to make wines of outstandingquality year after year,” he says. “We make every effort to use only the finest fruit andbring it to fruition in the bottle through meticulous winemaking.” In addition to thered blend, they also produce “White Maximus,” a Sauvignon Blanc blend with a touchof Chardonnay. This aromatic white is the perfect partner to all of your holiday meals.For the more ambitious Napa-goer, Bennett Lane offers exclusive flight packages intheir own hot air balloon. The first winery branded hot-air balloon of its kind in thevalley, the Bennett Lane Winery balloon was launched for the first time this fall.“Who doesn’t love a hot-air balloon? We are thrilled to be able to offer our guests aunique way to experience Napa Valley, with our signature Bennett Lane Winery brandof hospitality,” said Bennett Lane Winery owner Randy Lynch. Bennett Lane Wineryhas partnered with Calistoga Balloons (www.calistogaballoons.com) to offer standardand private flight packages for guests who would like to experience the thrill of ridingin their hot air balloon. Private flights in the balloon are available in either, two, fouror six person options and include a limousine pickup from an up-valley hotel prior tolaunch, a Bennett Lane flight jacket and brunch at Meadowood. Also included in thispackage is a private reserve tasting at Bennett Lane Winery following the flight. Theprices for this package are $1999, $2399 and $2899 for two, four and six peoplerespectively.A standard flight with a group in the hot air balloon includes a Bennett Lane flighthat, brunch at Meadowood - The Grill and a tour and tasting at Bennett Lane thatincludes a picnic lunch. Transportation to and from the launch site is provided;guests must provide their own transportation to the winery. This package is pricedper individual and costs $339 per guest.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK |NApA VALLEYRutherford Appellation Wineries’ ‘A Toast to Rutherford’passport Weekend Experience Extended to three daysRutherford Appellation Wineries will celebrate the holiday seasonwith an extended “Toast to Rutherford” Passport Weekend, November30th through December 2nd. With the three-day weekend in mind,two evening events have been added for those who purchase specialVIP Passports.In addition to the daytime wine and food tastings, VIP Passportholders may begin the weekend with a Friday night Magnum Party atMumm Napa. Saturday evening, VIP Passport holders will be invitedto attend a winemaker dinner at Alpha Omega Winery featuringvintner and Rutherford Dust Society President Robin Baggett’s “almostfamous” BBQ and Rutherford vintners pouring their wines.On Saturday and Sunday all Passport holders will be offeredunique wine tastings and “toasted” fare foods to pair with them (thinkcrostini, toasted chestnuts, French toast) by 19 Rutherford wineries,some of which are normally open by appointment only. Each winerywill offer a special tasting experience such as barrel samples, limitededition wines, or tastings with the winemaker, all accompanied bytoasted fare. Discounts and special pricing will continue through theend of the year.Participating wineries include Alpha Omega, Beaulieu Vineyard,Conn Creek Winery, Elizabeth Spencer Wines, Foley Johnson, FrankFamily Vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate, Hewitt Vineyard, HonigVineyard & Winery, Meander, Mumm Napa, Peju, Piña Napa Valley,Provenance Vineyards, Raymond Vineyards & Cellar, Round PondEstate, St. Supery Vineyards & Winery, Sullivan Vineyards, TresSabores and William Harrison Vineyards & Winery.“We are excited to expand the Rutherford Passport Weekend tothree days,” announced Regina Weinstein, Director of Marketing andRetail for Honig Vineyard & Winery. “The holiday season is a specialtime of the year, and our Toast to Rutherford will make this seasoneven more festive for wine enthusiasts.”Standard two-day Passports are $75; Sunday-only Passports are$60. VIP upgrades may be purchased for an additional $150. Asalways, profits from the event will be donated to a local charity.Passports may be purchased online. For more information or topurchase a passport visit www.rutherford-appellation-wineries.com.Rutherford Appellation Wineries was established as the direct-toconsumermarketing arm of the Rutherford Dust Society to educatethe public about the significance of the Rutherford appellation asNapa Valley’s preeminent grape-growing area. This consumer-focusedorganization was created to promote the uniqueness of the area andencourage visitors to experience personally the quality of the winesproduced in this special place.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com35


NApA VALLEY | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKSutter Home Family Vineyards Launches TwoNew Products: Pink Pinot Grigio And Red MoscatoSutter Home Family Vineyards producedthe first White Zinfandel, launching aninternational wine trend that helped shapethe way wine is enjoyed – and perceived –DAVID FULTONBERINGERMADRONATamber BeyOrin SwiftCovenantSt. Helena Wine Center36ADAMSPRAGERCHARLESKRUGSPRINGSalvestrinMaterraBello FamilyTayson PierceLEWELLING AVESUTTER HOMEARGER-MARTUCCIWittS T . H E L E N ANot to ScalePRATTFULTONHallPOPEMERRYVALEFlora SpringsINGLEWOODLong Meadow RanchCorisonWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANECalafia CellarsCHARTER OAKMilatLOUIS M MARTINIHeitzDel DottoRutherfordGroveTres Sabores &Pedemonte CellarsWHITEV. SATTUIWINERY& DELIZINFANDELRAYMONDTO OAKVILLEFransicanGALLERONWine Country This Week PreferredOpen to the publicOpen by appointmentFleurynot only in California, but the worldover. Committed to preserving SutterHome’s legacy and providingconsumers affordable, yet qualitywine, the Trinchero familycontinues to expand the SutterHome portfolio which todayincludes 20 varietals such asChardonnay, Bubbly PinkMoscato, Merlot, Pinot Grigio,Chenin Blanc, White Merlot andGewürztraminer. In an effort toprovide consumers with exciting,new wines to enjoy, Sutter Hometoday announced the launch ofPink Pinot Grigio and RedMoscato.Sutter Home’s Senior Director ofMarketing, Wendy Nyberg commented“Sutter Home has stayed relevant withconsumers, by producing the wines theywant. Pink Pinot Grigio and Red Moscatowill resonate with wine drinkers –especially Millennial of legal drinkingage – as these wines are accessible, inboth price and style.”Sutter Home’s creation of WhiteZinfandel may have beenserendipitous, but the winery’sformula for success has always beenstrategic, with one goal in mind:Create approachable, affordablewine that appeals to today’sconsumers.The Trinchero family has alwaysbelieved expansion and leveragingnew trends is the best way to keepthe Sutter Home brand relevant andremain on top in the industry,according to Trinchero FamilyEstates’ President and COO, BobTorkelson. “Our focus is to expandthe number of wine drinkers and tohelp grow the wine industryoverall.”Sutter Home brought innovationand influence early on: Packaging diversitywith the adaption of the groundbreaking 187ml in PET bottles in 2005 and theproduction of Moscato over 60 years ago.Today, the Moscato category is indeedgrowing. Impact Databank estimates that7.8 million (nine-liter) cases of Moscatowere sold in the U.S. last year, surpassingSauvignon Blanc to become the #3 whitevarietal with sales up 73%. Sutter Homehas continued to be a leader in thecategory, commanding a 23% share. Inthe past year alone, Sutter Homelaunched the following products: PinkMoscato, Bubbly Moscato and BubblyPink Moscato; and now Red Moscato.Not only is the Moscato categorygrowing, but so is Pinot Grigio, and ata pace faster than the #1 Chardonnayand #2 Cabernet Sauvignon. PinotGrigio surpassed Merlot to become the#3 wine varietal and has grown over10% in sales. Domestic sales of SutterHome Pinot Grigio increased over18%, according to Nielsen 26 weeksending September 15, 2012.The new Sutter Home PinkPinot Grigio, very similar to an offdryrosè, is made from grapescarefully selected fromCalifornia’s premium PinotGrigio producing vineyards. Onthe palate, strawberries andwhite peach balance well withthe Pink Pinot Grigio’s crispacidity, creating a refreshing, offdryfinish. Sutter Home RedMoscato is the perfect harmonyof California Moscato andMerlot. The Red Moscato is richwith strawberry and cherryaromas and lingering sweetberry fruit and rose notes on thepalate.Visit www.sutterhome.com tolearn more.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.com


Arroyo Dr.West St.Tulocay St.Food and Wine Festival includes50 Chefs, over 125 Vintners andAdds two days of Hands-on immersionsFollowing a successful 2011 debut, an impressive array of NapaValley-based celebrity chefs, restaurants, vintners, sommeliers andWiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | NApA VALLEYFlavor! Napa Valley Food & Wine Festival, Nov. 14-18Play 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 tastingsClay StJohnAnthonyCalistoga AveFranklin StRandolph StWineries ofNapa ValleyTown CenterOlabisi/TrahanX WineryUptownTheatreRandolph StCejaCoombs StStonehedgeWinery 1313 MainUva TrattoriaItalianaVintner’sCollectiveFirst St.Second St.Brown StThird St.Main St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Caymus St.COLE’S CHOP HOUSENapa Valley Opera HouseBack Room WinesBounty HunterRare Wine Co.NAPA VALLEYWINE TRAINSoscol AveTASTE AT OXBOWWATERSTONEMC KINSTRYGustavo Thrace/ToolboxMasonOxbow Public MarketCa’ Momi EnotecaMark HeroldUncorkedat OxbowD O W N T O W NN A P Aartisan food producers are Michael Chiarelloset to once again headlinethis year’s Flavor! NapaValley food and winefestival, scheduled forNovember 14-18.Napa Valley ChefMichael Chiarello, theoriginator of the Flavor!Napa Valley concept, isjoined again this year byfellow Napa Valley chefssuch as Thomas Keller,Christopher Kostow, CindyPawlcyn, Jeffrey Jake andMasaharu Morimoto.Visiting graduates of TheCulinary Institute ofAmerica include ScottConant, returning for hissecond year, along with Geoffrey Zakarian, Johnny Iuzzini, CharliePalmer, Larry Forgione and all three of his sons – Marc, Sean andBryan – cooking a course together at the opening night tribute dinnerto their father, a chef often referred to as the “godfather of Americancuisine.”According to festival producer Herb Karlitz, one of the festivalhighlights is a two-day tasting of wines “that have and continue toput Napa Valley on the map, reaching back to the post-Prohibitionwines of the ’40s through the present day.”On day two, attendees experience special tributes to legendarywinegrower Andy Beckstoffer and winemaker Heidi Barrett. Ticketsare on sale and the festival’s net proceeds support student programsand scholarships at the CIA at Greystone Campus in St. Helena, NapaValley.For more information, along with a complete lineup of festivalevents and activities, visit www.flavornapavalley.com.Fourth StFifth StLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Main St.CELADONNapa General StoreThird St.37


WASHINGTONGRANTMYRTLEDALEWelcome toC A L I S T O G AOld Faithful Geyser of California – A Natural PhenomenaBY MICHELLE J. BAKERFor all of Napa Valley’s world-renown as a wine-tastingdestination, did you know that the valley also has one of only three“Old Faithful” geysers in the world?Located at the north end of the valley in Calistoga, Old Faithfulmakes for a fun and fascinating afternoon stop between wineries.About every 30 minutes, visitors to “the geysers” are treated to a firstrateshow – an eruption of steam and extremely hot water spraying60 to 100 feet in the air.The term “Old Faithful” refers to geysers that erupt on regularintervals. Water for the Old Faithful Geyser of California comes froman underground river. When this water flows over the hot moltenmagma deep in the earth, it boils, expands and then collects in largecavities. Under tremendous pressure from the heat, the superheatedwater is forced through the fractures and erupts with an outpouringof steam followed by hot spewing water.Old Faithful is surrounded by palm trees and thick bamboo,making for a relaxing and partially shaded setting. There are picnictables with umbrellas and a covered seating area, all with excellentviews of the geyser. The gift shop is stocked with snacks such as icecream bars, chips and a variety ofdrinks, or if you want to make it alunch stop, bring in a picniclunch from town and a bottle ofwine from one of the nearbywineries!Don’t miss some of the otherinteresting features at OldFaithful. Check out the wishingwells that were once used as hotmineral therapy pools. There’salso an informative exhibit areaon geyser eruptions andearthquake predictions, as well asa brief history of the town ofCalistoga. And best of all, there’s apetting zoo with TennesseeFainting Goats, Jacob’s Four HornSheep and Guard Llamas.38Old Faithful Geyser of California is located at 1299 Tubbs Lane inCalistoga. The gift shop is a great place to find unique Old Faithfuland Napa Valley themed souvenirs, including mugs, shot and wineglasses, postcards, T- shirts and sweatshirts in adult and child sizes,hats and visors, keychains, water bottles, pens and much more.Old Faithful is open daily year round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in thewinter and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer. Admission is $10 foradults, $7 for seniors, $3 for kids ages six to 12 and children underage six are free.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 StasserSTERLINGJoseph CellarsTwomeyLarkmeadTeachworthConstant CASTELLO DI AMOROSAFRANKMadrigalFAMILYAlloraTudalBENESSERETRINCHERO NAPA VALLEYEHLERS ESTATEA Dozen VintnersFreemark AbbeyDIAMOND MTNBERRY STPINETOST. HELENAEnvyC A L I S T O G ACEDARELLERSBIG TREETHIRD STREETSECOND STREETDUNAWEAL LANEFAIRWAYLARKMEADTedeschiFamilyOAK STREETLAKE STREETLODISTEVENSONChateau MontelanaWAPOO29Clos PagaseBALE LANEVincentArroyoGREENWOOD AVEGOLDEN HAVENSPA & RESORTLINCOLN AVETOCLEARLAKEROMBAUERwww.WineCountrythisWeek.com29JerichoCanyonOLDZahtilaVineyard29Lava VineCali 351B CELLARSVengeAubertPhiferPavittCuvaison Estate WinesPaolettiBarlowBlair DUTCHHENRYSaviez128Casa NuestraDuckhornLAWLEYTONAPATOLLRD


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WiNE COuNtRY NEWS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKAndretti Winery Signs Chef Athena Palombito L’Italia in Vigneto Culinary ProgramAndretti’s Napa Valley winery showcases the Mediterranean lifestyleKnown for its majestic setting and elegant, Tuscan-inspired estate,Andretti Winery continues its tradition of producing great wine in theCal-Ital style and creating memorable experiences. With the additionof Chef Athena Palombi, the winery adds an exceptional talent whoseculinary expertise will enhance its dining program year-round.Founded by legendary race car driver Mario Andretti, the wineryestate is home to a 42-acre vineyard, winery, barrel-aging chai and anItalianate dining room, in which Chef Athena Palombi, will createdinners and lunches all paired with signature Andretti wines.“We are thrilled to have Athena Palombi on-board,” commentedfounder Mario Andretti. “Her style and approach, and her naturaltalent in creating wonderful meals to be paired with great wines areexactly what Andretti stands for. This all reminds me of my boyhoodhome in Italy and what is so wonderfully appealing about theMediterranean lifestyle – which we share with friends and visitorshere at Andretti Winery every day.”A veteran of local television and Food Network’s “Chef Wanted” aswell as the kitchens of several great chefs, Athena Palombi is knownfor her unpretentious approach to preparing top-flight seasonalcuisine. “I call it elegant peasant or rustic Mediterranean,” saidPalombi. “My family roots, both Greek and Italian, have had a stronginfluence as I channel them through each of my dishes.”At Andretti, Chef Palombi will be creating dinners and lunchesthroughout the year, all paired with Andretti wines. Andretti Wineryis renowned for its portfolio of fine wines featuring traditionalregional varietals, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, aswell as luxury Italian varietals, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio and Dolcetto.Chef Athena Palombi with Mario Andretti“Athena’s cuisine is an ideal complement to our portfolio,”commented Joe Antonini, Chairman and Cofounder of Andretti. “Herappreciation of local ingredients, her passion for quality and herunderstanding of the pure pleasure of sitting around a table withfriends and sharing a great meal is what we are all about.”A sample dinner menu might include a first course of Gamberialla Griglia con Lardo e Insalata di Lenticchie (Lardo wrapped grilledPrawns on top of a warm Lentil Salad), second course of Risotto aiFinferli al Tartuffo Bianco (Chantarelle Risotto with White Truffle),third course of Agnello al Forno e Patate (Roasted Leg of Lamb andwith Rosemary and Garlic served with Potatoes) and dessert of VinoCotto di Fichi con Torta di Formaggio (Wine poached figs served ontop of a Ricotta Cheesecake), all paired with Andretti wines.At Andretti, dinner is served at 7 p.m., and lunch at noon. Theprice for dinner is $125 per person; lunch is $95 per person, bothwith a maximum of 16 guests. Upcoming dinner dates are Friday,December 7 and Saturday, December 15. Check the website forupcoming lunch dates.Events are private and by appointment only. To make reservations,call Tenaya at 1-888-460-8463 Ext. 229. Reservations should bemade at least 48 hours prior to requested dates.Andretti Winery is located at 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa, CA94558 and is open daily from 10am to 5pm. For more information,call (707) 259-6777 or visit the website at www.andrettiwinery.com.40 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | NApA VALLEYCIA Dessert Boot Campat Greystone Campusdemonstration By Master Chocolatier from Lindt Highlightsthree-day Culinary Hands-On Experience, december 3-5An exclusive tasting by a master chocolatier from the worldfamousLindt USA company will be the highlight of a three-dayDessert Boot camp offered by The Culinary Institute of America,the world’s premier culinary college. The popular class, ideal forfoodies of all skill levels, will be held December 3-5 at the school’sGreystone campus, located in the heart of California’s Napa Valley.Master Chocolatier Ann Czaja from Lindt & Sprüngli, theworld’s leading producer of premium chocolate, will provide aunique demonstration for Dessert Boot Camp attendees. Studentswill be regaled with the history of chocolate and chocolateproduction, savor the key ingredients for making premiumchocolate, learn about Lindt’s premium chocolate productionprocess and be led in a guided connoisseur-level tasting session ofLindt premium chocolate. Finally, they will prepare a classic Lindtchocolate recipeThe American-born Czaja began her career in Zurich,Switzerland where she first developed an interest in culinary arts.After she completed a three-year course of study in desserts, Czajabecame a licensed pastry chef/chocolatier. She began work forLindt & Sprüngli as a Master Chocolatier at one of Lindt’s Zurichbasedchocolate boutiques, conducting live demonstrations on theart of working with premium chocolate. In 2006, Czaja returnedto the United States and was named the Lindt Master Chocolatierfor Lindt USA. She is co-author of “Lindt Chocolate Passion,” ahistory of chocolate and Lindt’s Master Chocolatiers.“A partnership between Lindt USA and the Culinary Instituteof America can only have deliciously educational results,” saidCertified Master Chef Brad Barnes, ’87, CCA, AAC, the seniordirector of continuing education at the CIA. “Our CIA DessertBoot Camp is ideal for all foodies, whether you’re a beginner or aveteran of the home kitchen. Boot Camp will greatly expand yourculinary skills and self-confidence.”In the CIA’s Dessert Boot Camp, students will learn the key topreparing a variety of well-loved desserts, from the traditional tothe trendy. Unlock the secret to homemade cream puffs andcupcakes. Learn the techniques for making fillings such as custardand mousse, as well as perfecting presentation methods usingdessert sauces and impressive garnishes. All students in the CIADessert Boot Camp will receive a chef’s uniform, which includes ajacket, pants and neckerchief. Paper hats, side towels and apronswill be provided in class. The class will run from Monday,December 3 to Wednesday, December 5, 2012, from 2 to 8:30p.m. each day.To enroll in the CIA Dessert Boot Camp at the Greystonecampus, visit www.ciachef.edu/enthusiasts or call1-800-206-8425. Space is limited. The price is $1,995.www.WineCountrythisWeek.comCFRANK FAMILYVINEYARDSCome visit our historical winery and taste our world-classChardonnay that has been touted as one of California’s best.The big Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Frank Family has beentouted by everyone from Wall Street Journal to the New YorkTimes. Experience old Napa Valley style in a relaxed, fun-filledatmosphere. A definite can’t-miss part of your Napa Valley experience.Legendary hospitality with hard-to-find, world-class wines.1091 Larkmead Lane, 4 miles north of St. HelenaOpen Daily 10 to 5 • (707) 942-085943


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Welcome toY O U N T V I L L EYountville Kicks Off the Holiday Season Wine CountryStyle With 24th Annual Festival Of Lights CelebrationWine Country’s Culinary Capital Celebrates Holiday Cheerwith gourmet Cuisine and Legendary Local WinesYountville, the world-famous culinary and wine destinationlocated in the heart of California’s Napa Valley, will host its 24thAnnual Festival of Lights celebration on Friday, November 23 from 2to 6 p.m. throughout downtown Yountville. The highly anticipatedholiday event will feature the town’s renowned Michelin-starredrestaurants and award-winning wine, holiday carolers, horse-drawncarriage rides and free entertainment including performances by theVoena Children’s Choir, along with a special appearance by SantaClaus. The event will culminate in the town’s lighting ceremony thatilluminates downtown Yountville with more than 250,000 holidaylights.Taking center stage at this year’s Festival of Lights will be a host oflocal wineries and Yountville’s award-winning restaurants offeringtasty bites and sips in the V Marketplace, Yountville CommunityCenter, Edward James Courtyard and Washington Square.Following the town lighting, Yountville’s art galleries, boutiquesParticipating restaurants include Ad Hoc, Bardessono, Bistro Jeanty, and restaurants will keep their doors open for a relaxing, convenientBouchon Bistro & Bakery, Bottega, etoile at Domaine Chandon, and enjoyable holiday shopping experience. From specialtyHurley's Restaurant & Bar, Pacific Blues Café and Redd.chocolates and jewelry to local art work and luxury spa products,More than 20 wineries will be on site pouring tastings including Yountville’s local businesses offer something special for everyone onCornerstone Cellars, Hope & Grace, Jessup Cellars, Hill Family your holiday gift giving list.Estate, Girard Winery and Somerston Wine Company. The festival This year’s festival is sponsored by the Yountville Chamber ofwill also feature a silent auction benefitting children’s programs in Commerce, Town of Yountville, 99.3 “The Vine”/KVON 1440 AM,Yountville. Admission to the Festival of Lights is free, and food and Cornerstone Cellars and PG&E. For information on specialwine tasting tickets will be available for $1 each.promotions, events and holiday activities taking place at Yountvillerestaurants, wineries, hotels, spas and shops throughout the monthsof November and December, visit www.yountville.com or call theYountville Chamber of Commerce at (707) 944-0904.Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Yountville was the site ofNapa Valley’s first planted vines in 1838. Home to world-renownedrestaurants and award-winning chefs, Yountville is the region’sparamount culinary scene with six Michelin stars. An ideal base forthe avid oenophile, Yountville’s microclimate pedigree has its ownAmerican Viticultural Area (AVA) and offers more than 24unparalleled wineries and producers. Yountville is home to 11premium hotel properties, the county’s only hot air ballooninglaunch, five National Register of Historic Places sites as well asshopping, galleries and performing arts. Located approximately 55miles north of San Francisco, visitors can arrive via scenic Highway29 or via Napa County Airport, Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK)or San Francisco (SFO) international airports. For more informationand travel inquiries, contact the Yountville Chamber of Commerce at(707) 944-0904 or visit www.yountville.com. You can also “Like”them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YountvilleChamber.46 Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytWPhotos by Jason Tinacci


JEFFERSON STAt Jessup Cellars, It’s All About the ExperienceIn a verdant valley full of wineries,vineyards and tasting rooms, the JessupCellars tasting room is something different.The wines are excellent, the people arefriendly (while also being efficient andknowledgeable about their wines, art andhospitality in general). But there are somethings you will find when you visit that setJessup apart from the rest.As any staff member will proudlyproclaim if asked, Jessup is “all about theexperience.” Walk-in visitors are welcomedat the tasting bar, but for those seeking amore intimate occasion, the by-appointmentsemi-private tastings are the way to bestenjoy the tasting room and staff. Taking placewithin Jessup’s art gallery, visitors get toenjoy a range of wines available only fromthe winery in a relaxed, no attitudeenvironment. In fact, if you ask the rightpeople around the Valley, you’ll hear thesame response: it’s the staff at Jessup, theirwillingness to answer any question, their joyat getting to share what they love about thewines, which really makes the distinction.It is fair to say – perhaps even anunderstatement – to consider a visit to thischarming tasting room with its fine wines,gracious wine country hospitality, collectionof art, handsome décor and casual feel is atrue treat for all of the senses. To be able tosit, sample their exceptional wines alongwith a bit of food in such a setting, whereyou learn in such a way that it feels as if youare simply absorbing knowledge instead ofjust being taught, is wonderful way to spendan hour or so here in a small town that is aWASHINGTONJACKSONMADISON STGirard 1 JESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMa(i)sonrySTARKEY ST29Blankiet EstateDomaine ChandonCALIFORNIA DRWASHINGTON STYOuNtViLLEWEBBER STYOUNT STHill FamilyEstateHope and GraceRASGALLERIESSOMERSTONCornerstone CellarsPage Wine CellarsYOUNTVILLE CROSS RDTo Silverado Trailbeacon to wine lovers and gourmets fromaround the globe.Jessup Cellars is open daily 10 a.m. to 6p.m. (last seated tasting at 5 p.m.,reservations are needed for seated tastings)and is located at 6740 Washington Street,Yountville; (707) 944-8523.KeeverVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANWASHINGTON STBell Winewww.WineCountryThisWeek.com47


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WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | SONOMA COuNtYFAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1969Best kept secret et is out!Enjoy award-winning bubbly, wines and port, plusour beautiful picnic grounds with incredible views.Available for weddings & catered ed parties19170 Geyserville Avenue, Geyservile, (707) 433-3104Highway 101 Independence Lane ExitA Total of26MEDAL5GOLDWINNERS MEDALSat the2012 SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST FAIRGOLD MEDALSS 2012 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.comomSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.com51


SONOMA COuNtY | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKPezzi King Celebrates Winning Two SweepstakesWhat a great year so far for Pezzi King Vineyards, now a part ofWilson Artisan Wineries, winning not one but two Sweepstakes atthe Sonoma County Harvest Fair! Chris Barrett, winemaker for PezziKing, made the sweepstakes winning “Best Red” for the 2010 Row 26Reserve Zinfandel, as well as taking the Sweepstakes category “BestSpecialty Wine” with his 2010 Royal Rot Sauvignon Blanc dessertwine.Gold medals were awarded to 2011 Ritchie Sauvignon Blanc, the2010 Harris Kratka Zinfandel, 2010 Serracino Reserve Zinfandel,2010 Bacigalupi Russian River Valley Chardonnay. The 2010 OldVine Zinfandel, was a big winner, and took home “Best of Class” anda “Double Gold” medal.Pezzi King, long known for their outstanding Zinfandels, alsofeatures Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. ThisD O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGGrove Street WineryManzanita CreekDRY CREEK RDGROVE STHEALDSBURG AVE.CENTER STPLAZAJOHNSONMATHESONCENTERLINCOLNMILLPRINCEFITCH STMARCH AVE.SeghesioGRANT ST101Stark at GaragisteHealdsburgToad HollowVineyardsPortalupi Lake Sonoma NORTH STThirty Four North In Vino WineryWine Merchants Veritas Ferrari-Carano’sRoadhouseHawleyChateau Felice SEASONS OF THE VINEDowntown WineKENDALLRussian River Wine Co.JACKSON Plaza JCBThe Wine ShopTopelMurphy-Goode ThumbprintWilliamson WinesEdmeadesStephen & WalkerLa Crema WineryHauckPezzi KingSelbyCOLLEGE STPIPER STFITCH STyear Pezzi King will be producing amazing single vineyard blockZinfandels that you will not want to miss. Joining the Wilson ArtisanWineries collection, wine club members now enjoy the extendedbenefits of the seven other sister wineries.The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and islocated at 412 Hudson Street, Healdsburg CA, 95448. For a morepersonalized experience, you can reserve a concierge-style tasting atthe beautiful estate overlooking the vineyards, while sipping wine bythe pool. For appointments, contact them at 1-866-473-4309 or atinfo@pezziking.com.With this ad, expires 12/31/12. Certain wines excluded. Can not combne with other discounts.52Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | SONOMA COuNtYHealdsburg’s Progressive Dining Experiencepopular dine Around strolls through beloved Wine Country townA popular, three-hour Wine Country dining experience returns toHealdsburg this December. The fourth annual Healdsburg StrollingDine Around will feature some of the area’s finest restaurants. Dinerswill build their own culinary adventure by choosing four courses(appetizer, first course, main dish and dessert) from 20 participatingrestaurants - each serving its own distinct cuisine.Each course is 45 minutes. Between courses, diners will eitherstroll, or take a short drive to the next restaurant – allowing time toenjoy the charm of downtown Healdsburg – adorned beautifully forthe holidays in December. It’s an opportunity to relax, and get intothe spirit of the season.Hundreds of people have participated in the Strolling DineAround each year, and it continues to grow, with an anticipated 400attendees this year. Event coordinator Lori Moore said one of thereasons for the event’s success is the diverse variety of dining optionsin Healdsburg. “It’s a golden opportunity for people to enjoyHealdsburg while experiencing cuisine from around the world,including a new Portuguese restaurant, Greek, Italian and more.There are also seafood and American options. It’s shaping up to beour biggest and best event yet.”The four-course progressive Strolling Dine Around is Wednesdayand Thursday evenings, December 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2012. Start timesare 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. The cost is $89 per person (taxand gratuity included).Attendees have a choice of appetizer, first course, main dish anddessert from the following restaurants…appetizers: Agave MexicanRestaurant, Bravas bar de Tapas, Campo Fina, Sake’O JapaneseRestaurant or Sizzling Tandoor Indian Restaurant; first course: CaféLucia, El Farolito Mexican Restaurant, Spoonbar, Willi’s Seafood &Raw Bar or Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar; main dish: Baci Café & WineBara, Barndiva, Mateo’s Cocina Latina, Relish Culinary Adventures,Restaurant Charcuterie or Taverna Sofia; dessert: Bear RepublicBrewing Company, Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, MoustacheBaked Goods or Ravenous Café & Lounge.People can visit www.healdsburg.com for a complete menushowcasing the epicurean delights being served during the StrollingDine Around. It’s a good idea to make reservations early in order toget first choice of date, time and restaurant selections. At the time ofthe reservation, participants will select a first and second choice. Aconfirmation of the reservation will be mailed to each attendee, alongwith a detailed map and guide to participating restaurants.Visa and Mastercard are accepted, as are cash and checks, andpurchases are final. Wine will be available for purchase atparticipating restaurants, and attendees may bring their own bottle. Astandard corkage fee may apply.www.WineCountrythisWeek.com53


tAStiNg ROOM OF tHE WEEK| WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK54DUTCHER CROSSING WINERYOpen daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.8533 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg CA(707) 431-2700 | www.dutchercrossingwinery.comtAStiNg ROOM OF tHE WEEKdutCHER CROSSiNg WiNERYBY SUE STRAIGHT, THE WINE WENCHDutcher Crossing Winery has everything a wine-loving visitor could hope for –delicious, reasonably priced wines, a beautiful tasting room staffed with friendly andknowledgeable employees, a gorgeous picnic area with stunning views of Dry CreekValley and a winery dog to welcome you. It’s no surprise that they were ranked #2 of 82attractions in Healdsburg from www.tripadvisor.com.Let’s start outside – you pull into the parking lot and notice the beautiful landscapingsurrounding the brown, barn-like building that is the winery and tasting room. Aflagstone path leads you through a riot of colorful flowers to a breezeway that separatesthe winery from the tasting room. Glass doors provide a view into the barrel room andwinery. Most likely, you’ll be greeted by Dutchess, a sweet, tail-wagging yellow LabradorRetriever, owned by Dutcher Crossing Winery’s Proprietor, Debra Mathey.The picnic area is lovely and its views of the Dry Creek Valley are breathtaking. Thereare six picnic tables under a wisteria-covered arbor. The colorful, fragrant landscapingand manicured lawns will make you want kick off your shoes and stay a while.The tasting room is large, bright and airy, with high ceilings, glossy wood floors andtasteful décor. A goodly selection of tasteful non-wine items is artfully displayed aroundthe room.During the week, there is a $5 tasting fee (waived for wine club members) to samplea variety of six wines, and on weekends a $10 reserve tasting is available as well.Winemaker Kerry Damskey does a wonderful job with these wines!I really enjoyed all the wines I tasted, but the following three wines were my favorites:2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Estate ($23): Oooh! Pretty! Alluring aromas of pink grapefruit,ripe melon and hints of mineral lead into a clean, juicy mouthful of consistent flavors.2009 Maple Vineyard Zinfandel ($40): Picture a warm blackberry pie, dusted withcinnamon and pepper and you’ll have this wine in a nutshell, er, wineglass. Aromas andflavors of sweet, ripe blackberry and peppery spice abound, all wrapped up in aluscious, velvety mouthful of Zin goodness.2009 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $29: In a word, wow! What afantastic Cabernet Sauvignon! Seductive scents of plum, black cherry, anise and spiceleap out of the glass and lure the taster into a voluptuously rich mouthful of ripe darkfruit and spice flavors.Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


Well, the results are in for the 2012Sonoma County Harvest Fair and DianeWilson takes home another five goldmedals.Gold Medals were awarded to 2009Syrah, Dry Creek Valley, 2009 CabernetFranc, Dry Creek Valley, 2010 BrambleCreek Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, 2010Carl’s Reserve Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valleyand the 2010 Diane’s Reserve Zinfandel,Diane WilsonDry Creek Valley.Over the years, Diane Wilson has racked up gold medals vintageafter vintage and across all of the winery’s varietals including Syrah,Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux-style red blends, and ofcourse, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon.With all of these medals, you might want to consider joining theWilson Wine Club. That way you can be guaranteed to get some ofthese amazing wines before they are all sold out.Wilson Winery has the well-earned reputation for being a funplace to visit. The tasting room staff is friendly and knowledgeable,and they genuinely enjoy chatting with visitors. The tasting room iscomfortable and well laid out, with the main bar spanning the backof the room and another bar off to the side for VIP tastings and largeWiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKFive Gold Medals for Diane Wilson, Wilson Winerygroups. Large windows let in lots of light and watercolors by a localartist dot the walls, creating a bright, airy atmosphere. The overallvibe in the tasting room is casual and welcoming.A tasteful selection of non-wine gift items is artfully laid out forthe discerning shopper, including some dog-related gifts (WilsonWinery is dog friendly). A refrigerator is stocked with cheeses, coldcuts, bottled water and chilled wines, making it easy for visitors tocreate an impromptu picnic.Don’t miss the opportunity to taste these critically acclaimed,award-winning wines in their historic tasting room overlooking thebeautiful Dry Creek Valley. Wilson Winery, 1960 Dry Creek Road inHealdsburg. The tasting room is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.For more information call 1-800-433-4602 or emailinfo@wilsonwinery.com.WINERYA 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.comFollow us on twitter @WineCountrytW 55


SONOMA COuNtY | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKCelebrate Harvest, All Things Local at Artisano, November 17Artisano is a post-harvest celebration of local wine,food, and art with all proceeds from the auction andraffle benefiting Ceres Community Project. Arguablythe best event of the year in Sonoma County, Artisanois scheduled for November 17 at Vintners Inn/JohnAsh & Co. A Grand Tasting features locally handcrafted smallproduction wines with limited distribution, bountiful food, artistsshowcasing one-of-a-kind art, and hands-on workshops of cheesemaking, fermentation and butchering. A “Golden Ticket” auctionculminating with a Harvest Dinner at John Ash & Co., with a familystylemenu prepared by Chef Tom Schmidt, concludes this 4thannual event that is a must for locals and guests from near and far.Artisano grand tasting – Saturday, November 17the Event Center at Vintners inn from 12-4pmThe Grand Tasting allows guests to sample and discover localartisan ultra-premium wines rarely available to the general public.Small plates from renowned restaurants featuring locally raised meatand produce will be offered, complemented by local artisan cheeses,charcuterie, chocolates and other culinary delights from gourmetartisan food producers. Original works of art from several of theregion’s premier artists will be available for sale, and hands-on foodworkshops with local chefs will add to the festivities. A silent auctionand raffle will feature a wide range of food, wine and art itemsdonated by local artisans and others to benefit the Ceres CommunityProject.Harvest dinner - Saturday, November 17, John Ash & Co. at 5pmThe culmination of the weekend is the Harvest Dinner at JohnAsh & Co., where, in a relaxed casual environment, guests will enjoya harvest, family-style menu prepared by Chef Tom Schmidt, andpaired with wines from the day’s Grand Tasting event. Limited to 75guests.Exquisite limited production wineries will be pouring such asAcorn, Capture, Failla, Garden Creek, Prevail, Two Shepards, Valdezand many more in addition to craft beers from Bear Republic andRussian River Brewing Company.Participating restaurants include fabulous season drivenrestaurants such as Diavola, Dry Creek Kitchen, John Ash & Co,Mugnaini Wood Fired Pizza, Peter Lowell’s, Rocker Oysterfellers andSpoonbar as well as renowned specialty food purveyors includingAchandinha Goat Cheese, Bleating Heart Cheese, Costeaux FrenchBakery, Dry Creek Peach & Produce, EpicureanConnection, Redwood Hill Farm and others.There will also be art displays and sales from severalof the regions premier artists and live music from theSusan Comstock Swingtet.In addition to wine and food tastings, the Grand Tasting includeshands-on workshops on butchering by Dino Bugica (Diavola),hermenting with JoEllen DeNicola (Ceres) and cheese making withSheana Davis (Epicurean Connection).For a full list of participating wineries, restaurants, specialty foodpurveyors and artists go to www.artisano.org.Artisano’s weekend of activities includes a Harvest Dinner onSaturday evening at John Ash & Co. where guests enjoy a harvest,family-style menu prepared by Chef Tom Schmidt and paired withwines from the day’s Grand Tasting event.The beneficiary of Artisano is the Ceres Community Project. CeresCommunity Project works to restore locally grown, organic wholefood to its place as the foundation of health for people, communitiesand the planet. Ceres Community Project operates through anintegrated model that gives teens experiences of growing andpreparing healthy food, provides those facing cancer and other lifethreateningillnesses with nourishing meals, and educates the largercommunity about the connection between food, healing andwellness. More information about Ceres Community Project can befound at www.ceresproject.org.Artisano Grand Tasting ticket price is $75 per person in advance,or $90 day of, including a souvenir wine glass. The Harvest Dinner is$75 per person (advance tickets only). A package ticket for theGrand Tasting and Harvest Dinner only is $140.John Ash & Co. is located at 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa CA95403; (707) 527-7687.For Artisano tickets and more information, visit the website atwww.artisano.org.A TASTING ROOM BY DAY…A VIBRANT WINE BAR BY NIGHT• Wines by the glass and by the bottle• All labels either owned or importedby Fritz Cellars.• Unique food and wine pairings onthe weekends.Consistently rated 91 plus point Single VineyardChardonnay, Pinot Noirs, and Syrah.Bring in this ad for a complimentary tasting for 2.OPEN FRIDAYTHROUGHSUNDAY 10AM TO 4PM707.623.9621 | www.lostcanyonwinery.comOPEN TUESDAYTHROUGH SATURDAY4PM TO 10PM707.623.9619www.station1870.comin Historic Railroad Square ~ 123 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 9540156Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | SONOMA COuNtYSeason of the Olive Arrives in the Sonoma Valleythree-Month Celebration of All things OliveReturns to Sonoma for its twelfth YearThe twelfth annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season, a celebrationof the olive harvest and an agricultural and epicurean showcase,will take place December 2012 through February 2013.Encompassing a range of exceptional events, culinary thrills andValley-wide promotions – from the Blessing of the Olivesceremony to an elegant Feast of the Olive Dinner – the upcomingSeason of the Olive promises to transform the winter months inSonoma into a celebration of the senses.Commencing on Saturday, December 1, the kick off of the oliveseason begins with the traditional Blessing of the Olives ceremony,set within the historic Mission San Francisco Solano. Followingthe initial weekend, key events and promotions are plannedValley-wide in honor of the three-month celebration. In addition,local restaurants and lodging properties will offer olive seasonpackages and promotions, including exclusive olive-inspiredmenu items and spa treatments throughout the winter months.Throughout the Season of the Olive, visitors will have theopportunity to roll up their sleeves for an olive curing workshop,attend festive events such as the annual Martini Madnesscompetition, and enjoy an array of activities from olive oil tastingsand art exhibits to live music, family activities and food and winepairings. A complete list of events and promotions can be foundat www.olivefestival.com.Season of the Olive favorites slated to return this season includethe highly-anticipated Feast of the Olive Dinner on January 25,2013 at Ramekins Culinary School. This multi-course, oliveinspiredceremonial dinner prepared by Sonoma Valley’s finestchefs, is one of the Season’s anchor events and is a food-lover’sparadise. Preceding Feast of the Olive, master bartenders and chefswill gather to compete for the best martini at the wildly popularMartini Madness, where patrons can sample each concoction andplace their votes (January 11, 5-7 p.m., location TBD). Then, fromFebruary 15-18, the Season of the Olive will culminate with theOlive Season Finale Weekend, a magnificent celebration of events,dinners and tastings, including VinOlivo, an evening epicureanshowcase that includes live entertainment and a Sonoma ValleyMarketplace; and Olive Odyssey, a two-day affair held at JacuzziFamily Vineyards, where olive expert Don Landis and olive curersfrom all over California convene to offer samples, recipes, lessonsand delicious olive-themed food and wine pairings. The Season ofthe Olive’s Finale Weekend is a guarantee to impress even theimpossible-to-please foodie.For a comprehensive calendar of Season of the Olive events,visit the official website at www.olivefestival.com.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 57


SONOMA VALLEY | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISFor updates onWhat’s Happeningin Wine Country,sign up for our emailnewsletter atwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeJack LondonState ParkBENNETT VALLEY RD.St. Anne’s CrossingNaked WinesParadise RidgeTy Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu, En GardeBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.B WISEVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMAudelssa EstateERIC ROSSMOONDANCECELLARSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryORANGEGROVEARNOLD DRIVEMacLeodWARM SPRINGS RDMADRONEAGUA CALIENTE ROADBOYES BLVD12R ROADB.R. CohnBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the MoonVERANO AVEFamily WineriesLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDLAWNDALEHKGESTATEWINESDeerfield RanchDUNBAMAYOFAMILYW. SPAIN ST.LandmarkVineyard12CHATEAU ST. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDTHEPLAZAKundeTRINITYArrowoodCAVEDALEHanzellKazMOON MTN4th EADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANImageryRDPetroniVineyardsKenwoodRavenswoodGEHRICKERDSEBASTIANILOVELL VALLEY RD7th STCASTLELN.RD. VINEYARDTONAPA VALLEYOLD WINERY RDSugarloafState ParkSONOMAV A L L E YW I N E R I E SAkoma ZoumeSONOMA PLAZACHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECABRYTER ESTATESERIC K JAMES VINEYARDSAdobe RoadEnvolveGlenLyonHawkesHaywoodHighway 12 WineryRocheSigh Champagne & SparklingSojournSpannTwo AmigosWaltWestwoodBartholomew ParkBUENAVISTAFaveroTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116Parmelee HillBONNESSSCHUGTOSAN FRANCISCOPETALUMARobledoFamilyCARNEROS ESTATEBONNEAUGLORIA FERRERCLINELEVERONI ROADAnabaBonneauAnnex Wine BarFREMONT121JACUZZIVIANSA5th ST WESTBROADW AY37LarsonFamily5th ST EASTCELLAR DOOR12CORNERSTONE SONOMAMEADOWCROFT WINESFoyt Family WinesKeating WinesRam’s GateR2EAST NAPA STDENMARK STNAPA ROADMacrostie121218th ST EASTGundlach-BundschuScribeBURNDALEKamenTin BarnCARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryGofesselTONAPANot to ScaleTOVALLEJO58 www.WineCountrythisWeek.com


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SONOMA COuNtY | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKOpen House Event at Carneros Wineries Kicks Off the HolidaysThis exciting multi-winery open house will feature nearly 20wineries in the Carneros region of the Sonoma and Napa valleysNovember 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each winery will openits doors to visitors to join in on a variety of activities, offering theirown special variety of food and wine pairings, live music, art or craftshows, special tastings (barrel, reserve, library and new release),discounts or special pricing and more activities that are unique toeach winery.Admission is $39 per person and is valid for both days of theevent. Purchase tickets at www.carneroswineries.org or simply payyour “admission” $45 per person at any participating winery oneither day of the event…designated drivers are $10 advance or dayof! (Some activities at select wineries may have additional fees, but allparticipating wineries have generous offerings for Holiday inCarneros participants included in the cost of admission.) Proceedsfrom Holiday in Carneros help to fund scholarships at Santa RosaJunior College and Napa Valley College.Participating wineries include Adastra Wines, Bonneau Winery,Ceja Vineyards, Enkidu, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards,Homewood Winery, Keating Wines, Larson Family Winery,Meadowcroft Wines, Robledo Family Winery, Schug Carneros Estate,Talisman Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards and Ty Caton Vineyards.”For more information, go to www.carneroswineries.org. Become afan on Facebook for updates!Charles Creek’s Special Chardonnay 6-PackCharles Creek has been a leader in the production of awardwinningSonoma County Chardonnays since their first releaseof “Las Patolitas” from the 2001 vintage. They are currentlyoffering a special six-bottle selection … a mouthwateringintroduction for some of you … to the Vineyard Designate(single vineyard source) Chardonnays, produced from grapesgrown on the Sangiacomo Vineyard in the Sonoma CarnerosAVA and Saralee’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.The regular retail price for this assortment is $192; ordernow for just $163.20 (wine club members price: $153.60).“Chardonnay Designates” 2012 six-pack Sampler contains:• 2009 Chardonnay – Saralee’s Vineyard – Russian RiverValley – (Double-Gold Medal - 2011 SF Chronicle WineCompetition) (2 bottles)• 2010 Chardonnay – Saralee’s Vineyard – Russian RiverValley – (Silver Medal - 2012 SF Chronicle WineCompetition) (1 bottle)• 2008 Chardonnay – “La Sorpresa” – SangiacomoVineyard /Carneros – (Gold Medal - 2011 SF ChronicleWine Competition (2 bottles)• 2009 Chardonnay – “La Sorpresa” – SangiacomoVineyard /Carneros (91 Point-Silver Medal – 2012 CA StateFair Wine Competition (1 bottle)To order this special pack or browse the Charles Creek onlinestore, go to www.charlescreek.com or call (707) 935-3848.The Birthplace of California WineTaste with The Count • Beautiful Picnic Areas60Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


Wine Tasting on historicSONOMA PLAZATaste award-winning local wines at18 Unique Tasting Rooms all within walking distance!AUTEURHAWKESROCHE WINERYWEST SPAIN STREETADOBE ROADWINERYCHARLES CREEKVINEYARDS˝WEST NAPA STREET1ST STREET WESTWALTSonomaEnotecaEAST NAPA STREETKAMEN WINES Della SantinaRUMPUS HAYWOODENOTECAWESTWOOD˝PROOF’DSONOMATWO AMIGOSENOTECA VINEYARDSSPANN SOJOURNCELLARSBRYTER ESTATES˝SIGHCHAMPAGNE & SPARKLINGENVOLVEMAPLE STREETHISTORICSONOMA PLAZABROADWAY˝VISITORCENTERR2 WINECOMPANY1ST STREET EAST˝PATTEN STREETEAST SPAIN STREET˝ERIC K JAMESVINEYARDSLEDSONHIGHWAY 12 WINERYWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIES– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.comSonoma Plaza, a National Historic Landmark, isoriginally home to the last of the chain of 21California missions. Throughout its colorfulhistory – including the Bear Flag Revolt where theCalifornia state flag was first raised in 1842 – thesmall-town epicenter is now home to some 25gourmet dining establishments, 40 boutique shopsand art galleries as well as 18 unique tastingrooms. A well-known tourist destination, visitorscome to Sonoma to experience the idyllic WineCountry lifestyle. Sure, doublewide tractors maygrace the two-lane Highway 12, wide-openranchlands blanket the valley between towns, andwooly sheep keep weeds and grasses minimal inthe vineyards. But, no doubt, you will also findcountless award-winning wineries and world-classrestaurants in Sonoma. Sonoma is all about life,about taste and enjoying each day.BRYTER ESTATESSpecialties: Sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot NoirAward-winning wines from a small boutique family winery25 East Napa Street, Suite E • Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.(707) 501-8272 • bryter.comMake sure to taste our sparkling 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.comAlso try our large tasting selection of local, Sonoma Olive Oils and Vinegars.Our latest awards include:• 2009 CHARDONNAY – SARALEE’S VINEYARD• 2009 CHARDONNAY “LAS PATOLITAS”• 2007 SANGIOVESE – ALEXANDER VALLEY• 2005 CABERNET SAUVIGNON “LA VISTA”Tasting Room and Gallery Open Daily 11-6483 1st Street West on the Plaza, Downtown Sonoma935-3848 | www.charlescreek.comSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.comLEDSON 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 Tasting61


SONOMA VALLEY | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKFirst Distillery, Operating Still in Sonoma Since ProhibitionHelloCello has announced it is the firstlicensed distillery and operational still inSonoma since prohibition was repealed 80years ago. The license represents a rekindledspirit in Sonoma’s wine industry and amilestone for craft distillers. HelloCello hasbeen handcrafting specialty spirits includingLimoncello di Sonoma and Hooker’s HouseBourbon since 2009 when it opened as aboutique mico-distillery. The Federal andState permits to operate a still and distill fruit into brandy and otherspirits were the next logical step for the founders Fred and AmyGroth.“There is a lot of wine, wine pumice and surplus fruit that currentlygoes to waste. It can be transformed intobeautiful brandies, grappas and au-de-vies,”claims Fred Groth. The Company hopes towork with Sonoma and Napa wineries toproduce custom branded products like singlevineyard ports and brandies.“We offer a unique ability for wineries andwant to be a resource to help wineries withnew spirit based products. Such is the casewith Westwood Winery whom HelloCello helpcraft a black walnut liqueur called Nocino for them.The distilling of fruit into brandy has a long and successful historyin Sonoma and Napa dating back to the mid 1800s. But for the mostpart distilling has been a lost art since prohibition. HelloCello is usingthe historic still from the Sprekel’s Estate for one of their first products.The 100-year-old still was used to create Sugar Daddy Rum(Prohibition Spirits) which is aged in recycled Bourbon barrels andChardonnay Puncheons.HelloCello offers a spirited alternative to the traditional winecountry experience. They are open by appointment for tours, classes,experiences and private events.For more information on craft distilling and private tours, contactFred Groth, (707) 721-6390, Fred@HelloSonoma.com. Learn more atwww.Hellosonoma.com and www.Prohibition-Spirits.com.TOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.MacLeodLAWNDALESt. Anne’s CrossingNaked WinesParadise RidgeTy Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu, En GardeB WISEVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardKazCHATEAU ST. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkDeerfield RanchKunde62Jack LondonState ParkBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.Audelssa EstateERIC ROSSMOONDANCECELLARSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDWARM SPRINGS RDHKGESTATEWINESDUNBAMADRONER ROADMAYOFAMILYB.R. CohnBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12ImageryTRINITYArrowoodCAVEDALEMOON MTNKENWOOD &GLEN ELLENW I N E R I E SRDPetroniVineyardsAkoma ZoumeTONAPA VALLEYFollow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEY29th Annual Holiday Open HouseToast the Holiday Season in Style in the Heart of Sonoma Valley!WISDOMsold here…OPEN FOR TASTINGS10:30am to 5:30pm daily9077 Highway 12 in Kenwood707.282.9169cellar @ bwiseviney ar ds .combwisevineyards.comMention this ad to receive anenhanced tasting experience.Heart of Sonoma Valley Association invites youto the 29th Annual Holiday Open House Fridayand Saturday, November 23 and 24! Join twentyfourwineries throughout the heart of SonomaValley for this annual celebration and enjoy winetastings, meet winemakers, mingle in the caves andcellars, stock up on your favorite wines for theholidays, pick up holiday gifts for your friends andfamily and relish in wine country holiday cheer!This event takes place at each winery, and asyou travel from winery to winery, you will enjoyaward-winning wines, wine discounts, giftpackages, holiday entertainment and holidaycheer.The cost is only $45 per person for both days,which includes a souvenir wine glass and access toall participating wineries. Designated Driver ticketsare $10 each. (Sorry, no one-day tickets available.)Participating wineries include Audelssa Winery,B Wise Vineyards Cellar, Benziger Family Winery,Chateau St. Jean Winery, Deerfield Ranch Winery,En Garde Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery,Family Wineries, Kenwood, Imagery EstateWinery, Kaz Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, LittleVineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery,Moondance Cellars, Muscardini Cellars, ParadiseRidge Winery, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards,Talisman Wines, Ty Caton Vineyards, Valley of theMoon Winery, Wellington Vineyards and VJBVineyards & Cellars.The Flamingo Resort and Birmingham Bed &Breakfast each have special, discounted ratesavailable during the Holiday Open House. Forreservations or more information call 1-800-848-8300 for The Flamingo Resort or call800-819-1388 for Birmingham Bed & Breakfast.Identify yourself as part of “Heart of SonomaValley” to make a reservation.Websites for each are www.flamingoresort.comand www.birminghambb.com.www.WineCountrythisWeek.com63


WiNE COuNtRY NEWS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKVJB Vineyards & CellarsWine Tasting | Wood Fired PizzaImported Italian Specialties | Art GalleryArtisan Cheese & Salumi | GelatoPanini Sandwiches | Artisan ChocolatesSonoma Valley Tenors | Souvenir ShoppeViansa’s Holiday Open HouseViansa’s annual Holiday Open House takes place SundayDecember 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will be a day filled withwine, food, caroling and shopping. If you haven’t finished (orstarted!) your holiday shopping yet, this open house will offer theperfect opportunity to select wines, foods and gift items that are sureto be a hit with your friends and family. The event is complimentaryto attend.Viansa’s Tasting Room and Marketplace hours are from 10 a.m. to5 p.m., seven days a week. Visitors to Viansa will often tell youthere’s a magical quality here. Whether you are exploring Italianwines, looking to indulge in gourmet food items or searching forunique gift baskets, elegant wine accessories or home décor, theViansa Marketplace offers an unforgettable shopping experience.Visit to experience it for yourself!Viansa is a leading producer of award-winning Italian varietalwines – Barbera, Dolcetto, Sangiovese, Primitivo, Pinot Grigio, TocaiFriulano, Vernaccia and Arneis. In addition, they produce awardwinningChardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot,Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. All of thewines are available to taste for a nominal tasting fee. Only Viansawine and food are allowed in the picnic area. Viansa is located at25200 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476. For more information, call(707) 935-4726. Come to Viansa on December 8 to make a holidaywreath. Check the website for details, www.viansa.com.Open Daily 10am - 5pm60 Shaw Ave, Kewood, Ca 95452707.833.2300 | www.vjbcellars.com*Mention this ad and receive 2 complimentarytastings & 15% off any wine puchase64Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


VineyardsChouinardWinery &WestoverKITTY HAWK RDMAIN ST SANTA RITA ROADSAN JOSE,TO& SALINASVINEYARDKALTHORDAVE.FF COMMARROYOMuriettaÕsWellMINESVASCO ROADGREENVILLE ROADWine Tasting inLIVERMORE VALLEY Wine CountryUpcoming Autumn Events at Wente Family EstatesThis lineup of compelling upcoming events from Wente FamilyEstates offers many ways to enjoy one of the most beautiful seasonsof the year, autumn. Art showings, special tastings, winemaker’sdinners and harvest and holiday celebrations create opportunities todelight the tastes of every wine and food enthusiast.Activities at Wente Family Estates include:• Friend’s Night Out – November 15, 6-9 p.m. – Estate WineryTasting Room – Grab your friends and head out to the WenteVineyards Estate Winery for Friend’s Night Out! The night willinclude wine tasting, beauty services, shopping and more. $10 perperson and complimentary for club members; includes wine flightand a glass of Brut. For more information, call (925) 456-2305.• Winemaker’s Dinner with Murrieta’s Well Co-Founders PhilipWente and Sergio Traverso, November 16, 6:30-9 p.m. –Murrieta’s Well Winery – Celebrate the fall season at one of thewinery’s seasonal Winemaker Dinners. You’re invited to have agourmet four-course dining experience featuring unforgettableestate blends from Murrieta’s Well. Meet co-founders Philip Wenteand Sergio Traverso as you enjoy unique food and wine pairings inthe historic barrel room. $95 for Silver Spur Members and $105for guests. Reservations are required. To purchase, call (925) 456-2395 or visit www.murrietaswell.com.• Celebrate 100 Years of Chardonnay – November 18, 4-5 p.m.Vineyard Tasting Room – Join Wente Vineyards, the “birthplaceof Chardonnay,” for a historic tasting of five Wente Vineyards’Chardonnays with Fourth Generation Winegrower, Philip Wente.Enjoy a private wine and cheese reception after the tasting. $25 perperson and $20 for Club Wente Members. Call (925) 456-2405 orpurchase online at wentevineyards.com.• Thanksgiving Take Home Dinner – Pick up November 21The Event Center at Wente Vineyards – Wente Vineyards’ takehome Thanksgiving dinner makes holiday entertaining incrediblyeasy! Feeding six generously, the menu showcases a traditionalholiday dinner, including succulently prepared dishes with simplefinishing instructions to follow at home. Including all your favoritesides, dessert and of course the bird, this feast has been preparedwith love from the Wente family to yours! Order online or call(925) 456-2444 and pick up onsite the day before Thanksgivingfor $249. Spend the day around the table, instead of in the kitchen.• Holiday Preview at Wente Vineyards – November 23-25 –Estate Winery Tasting Room & Vineyard Tasting RoomStart your holiday festivities off right and get a jump on yourholiday shopping and entertaining ideas! Enjoy a fun and relaxingweekend, browse new holiday merchandise, stock up on holidayfavorites, and pick up gifts for friends and family, all while yousample your favorite Wente Vineyards wines.• Holiday Preview Weekend – November 23-25, 11 a.m. to 4:30p.m. – Murrieta’s Well Winery – Come to Murrieta’s WellHoliday Preview weekend with family and friends to kick off theholiday season! Shop special Murrieta’s Well gift baskets, enjoyseasonal cheer, and indulge in the unforgettable blends ofMurrieta’s Well.TOFRANCISCOSANTOSACRAMENTO580PALOMARES ROADDublinLIVERMORE VALLEYTRI-VALLEYCONVENTION& VISITORSBUREAULittleValleyPleasantonVALLEY AVEMitchell Katz84PORTOLA AVE.L St.Livermore(Blacksmith Square)John Christopher CellarsHOLMES ST.Las PositasFIRST STREETWinemakerÕsPourhouseS. LIVERMOREPACIFICRetzlaffRodrigueMolyneauxEAST AVE.Page MillLavishLainesTHE SINGINGWINEMAKER&ConcannonKent Darcie580Ridge CudaRyhan &Stony Ridge &Crooked VineROADTESLATOFOOTHILLSSIERRAEckertEstateWineryNottinghamKent StevenLaRochelleOccasioLongevityHiddenCreekRios-LovellTam‡s & WentePATTERSON PASSCedar MountainGarrŽel SolLUPIN ROADPurpleOrchidInnBodegasAguirreCROSS ROADEagle RidgeVICTORIALesnes ChBoaventuraMarr CellarsBERNAL AVE.Ruby HillWETMORE RDPalomares VineyardsSunolKILKARE RD.680EllistonVineyardsFenestraWineryISABEL AVECoyneThomasWineryVineyardsWenteRestaurantCenterVisitorsGolf CourseandFamily Wood Vineyards*MTN. CEDAR RDBent Creek WineryWineryCrane WhiteMcGRAILVINEYARDSRed FeatherWineryWhite House WineryBigEvans JohnR. CharlesVineyards84MAINVALTenuta VineyardsEn GardeLECI TOSNILES CANYON ROADONMONTEREY/CARMELLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!65


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Winemakers Announce that Quality of Winegrapes this Year is VeryHigh; tonnage Harvested is 20 to 25 percent Above AverageAs grape growers harvest this season’s grape crop, dozens ofMendocino County wine leaders agree that the 2012 season isshaping up to be one of the best on record. A lack of rain late in theseason, combined with warm days, cool nights and an ideal growingseason have produced bountiful crops throughout this NorthernCalifornia wine region. Known as the “Greenest Wine Region inNorth America,” Mendocino County is home to 91 bonded wineriesand 343 vineyard entities.“It is a perfect season,” said Martha Barra, owner of Barra ofMendocino/Girasole Vineyards in Redwood Valley, Mendocino County.“For us, brix, total acids and pH are all in balance. So often we have toreally push things, but this year we have had no late rains. We wereable to wait for perfect maturity, and winemakers in our region arereally excited about making some incredible wines this year.”Barra’s 100% estate grown, hand-picked certified organic grapesinclude the legendarily delicate and sought after Pinot Noir. Barranoted that they will have their entire harvest from their vineyardscomplete by October 20th.In technical terms, winemakers use the term brix to measure thesugar content, and Barra is seeing measurements of 25 and above thisseason.“It is such an even keeled season,” said Zac Robinson, HuschVineyards in Philo. “This year it’s what we call a grower’s harvest.JAXON KEYS –Visit the Past, Present and FutureJaxon Keys honors the past as they shape the future. Originallybuilt in 1880, the beautifully restored historic Farmhouse TastingRoom is a visual reminder of Mendocino’s rich and storied past.The future lies with their estate-grown and produced wines thatgarner numerous awards, as well as receive high praise from satisfiedcustomers. Visit the Farmhouse Tasting Room and try gold medaland best of class winning 2010 Mae’s Block Zinfandel or the doublegold Peterson Cabernet Sauvignon among others.At Jaxon Keys, they have wine for everyone – Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, white and red blends, Grenache,Zinfandel, Primitivo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah,Meritage and more.Visit the historic 1250-acre estate during one of the many eventssuch as the Holiday Open House on December 8. Or, come by anytime and enjoy a leisurely wine tasting at the old Farmhouse. Then,feel free to hang out on the wrap-around porch and drink in theviews.Come and discover new territory! Plan a stay in the guesthouseand explore the Mendocino Coast or visit the ancient redwoods.Great wine, friendly people, natural beauty all around – what are youwaiting for? Mendocino is more than a place, it’s a state of mind.Jaxon Keys is located at 10400 South Hwy. 101 Hopland, CA95449, 1-877-462-0666, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.comWiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | MENdOCiNO/LAKE COuNtiES2012 Winegrape Harvest Slated To Be a Best in YearsWe’re seeing super clean fruit, higher yields, no heat spikes, no rainsand no surprises.”“We also operate a custom crush facility for growers throughoutMendocino, Napa and Sonoma Counties,” said Barra.”We are seeingthe Zinfandel coming in late from all regions, but, in MendocinoCounty, picking of all other varietals is falling right in line with theirusual maturity pattern.Expansive, diverse and off the beaten path, Mendocino is a ruralcounty of striking natural beauty, friendly small towns and peoplewho love and protect the land. Many farms are owned and cultivatedby multiple generations of the county’s historic farming families.Today Mendocino’s grapegrowers stand out as leaders insustainable/organic/Biodynamic ® farming.Winemakers highly regard the quality of fruit produced naturallyon unspoiled land by Mendocino’s passionate grapegrowers.Truly Historic,Truly Delightful,Truly HoplandOPEN DAILY 10-510400 South Hwy. 101 Hopland CA 95449(707) 462-6666 | (877) 462-066667


Welcome toMONTEREY BAY AREALa Nebbia TO S.F.DomenicoLa HondaWoodsideKings84 MountainChaine d’OrTOHALF MOONBAY1MichaelMartellaSKYLINEThomasFogartyBLVD.35BONNY DOONPAGE MILL RD.HallcrestOrganic Wine WorksBeauregardPacific OceanMountain WineryStorrs280RidgeNaumannPicchettiCooper-Garrod917TOS.F.Heart o’ the MountainRoudon-SmithBruzzoneClos TitaSurf City Vintners: Vino PrimaMJA VineyardsArmidaCopious WineryEquinox Champagne CellarTrout Gulch VineyardsHillcrest Terrace WinerySilver Mountain VineyardsVino TabiSones CellarsSanta Cruz Mountain Vineyard &Quinta CruzOdonata WinesStorrs Winery and VineyardsBonny Doon VineyardDowntown Carmel:CaraciolliFigge CellarsGalante VineyardsMundakaSouthern LatitudesTasting Carmel ValleyTudor WinesWrath Wines68Savannah-ChanelleSan FranciscoBay101880680OscalisBargettoAptos CreekVinocruzJOSESOQUEL SANSOQUEL DR.MontereyBayA Taste of Monterey Carmel RidgeBargetto Pierce RanchBaywood Cellars Figge CellarsWine from the HeartMcIntyreChateau SinnetVentanaHeller EstateG16 Talbott VineyardJouillian VineyardsGeorisCarmel HillsChateau JulienOtter CoveChock RockChateau SinnetBoekenoogenHolman Ranch1ParsonageCima ColinaChesebroJoyceSilvestriTO SAN LUIS OBISPOANDSANTA BARBARACOUNTYHearst CastleLos Laureles Grade85Ahlgren David BlackBruce RidgeMuccigrossoTestarossaBig BasinP&M Staiger ByingtonMT. HERMONMORGANPOETICCELLARSBoëtè(Valley Hills)CinnabarBig Basin9ZayanteRegaleVilla delMontePelicanRanch84Creekview J. Lohr/ShermanPinderTravieso WinerySoquelCava Wine BarCARMEL17MJABURRELL SCHOOLHunter HillNicholsonPleasant ValleyBernardusVALLEYRD.Alfaro FamilyVineyards1MAINWindyOaksMcKEANLOMA PRIETASilver MountainTOLIVERMOREVALLEYRD.SANElkhorn SloughJUANRD.MONTEREYSycamore CreekJason-StephensMartin RanchHecker PassE LAKE AVEMesa Del SolTeam Zin1566885FernwoodCellars152101RIVER RD.G8G11NationalSteinbeckCenterA Tasteof MontereyFortinoHECKER PASS RDARROYO SECORDRiver RunHAHN SLH ESTATESClos LaChanceKiriginSarah’s VineyardSolis129Marilyn Remark WinesHammond VineyardsTalbott VineyardsPessagnoUVAS RD.WATSONVILLERay FranscioniBoekenoogenSycamore CellarsI N C L U D I N G M O N T E R E Y • C A R M E L • C A R M E L V A L L E Y • H O L L I S T E RS A N T A C R U Z M O U N T A I N S • S A L I N A S • S A N T A C L A R A • L O S G A T O SDe Tierra101FOOTHILL RD.Paraiso VineyardsRD.101TO SAN LUIS OBISPO ANDSANTA BARBARA COUNTYCastillo’s Hillside ShireMorgan Hills CellarsManzoniGONZLES RIVER RDGUGLIELMOSANTA TERESA156WrathHobson25SAN JUAN CANYON146VentanaCreekview VineyardsSatori CellarsThomas KruseCasa de FrutaScheidRapazziniBOLSA RD.UNION RDSAN FELIPE RD.SHORE RD.156CIENEGA RDFAIRVIEW RDLeal EstateDeRosePietra SantaCalera Wine Co.Enz FlintSummerayne LIMEKILNtraveling from MontereyTRAVEL TIMETO MILES (Average) (Peak)Sonoma County 170 3 hrs 3-1/2 hrsSanta Cruz 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan Francisco 113 2 hrs 2-1/2 hrsPaso Robles 116 2 hrs 2-1/4 hrsSanta Barbara 238 4 hrs 4-1/2 hrstraveling from Santa CruzGuerra CellarsPinnaclesNationalMonument2525TOSACRAMENTOTRAVEL TIMETO MILES (Average) (Peak)Monterey 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan Francisco 73 1-1/4 hrs 1-3/4 hrsPaso Robles 136 2-1/4 hrs 2-3/4 hrs55


BY LAURA NESSWith the arrival of November, the pace of life impossiblyquickens. How could it get any crazier, we wonder, as the impendingholidays drive us inexorably forward as if smacked by an invisiblewhip. Some vineyards will still be hanging fruit, awaiting the finalpick of the season, while others will be thankfully pressing off lastfermentations into barrel, ready to put a fork in the 2012 harvest,pop the cork and commence celebrating. It’s been quite a season,with great yields, good chemistry and outstanding flavors. We can’twait to begin barrel tasting after the wines get through malolactic.This year brought a particularly bountiful harvest to Loma Prieta,where they picked nearly seven tons of estate Pinot Noir, along withtwo tons of estate Pinotage. This high elevation site, at 2600 ft, is theonly vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains to grow both of thesevarietals. Loma Prieta also sourced another 23 tons of awesomelooking Pinotage from the Amarosa Vineyard in Lodi and the KarmaVineyard in Amador. Stay tuned for the Pinotage Release Party,December 1 and 2.Meanwhile, Burrell School holds its Fall Sippers Club party onNovember 3rd and 4th, and a Cellar Alumni Sale on November 23rdthrough 25th, where there are sure to be some fascinating oldervintages to revisit.Montalvo Yuletide preview, November 15, 5:30 til 8:30pmJoin Burrell School Vineyards, Loma Prieta Winery, Poetic Cellars,House Family Vineyards, Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards andGuglielmo Winery for a tasty kickoff to the holiday shopping seasonat the beautiful and historic Montalvo estate, all decked out inholiday attire. Preview an outstanding selection of unique vendorswith one-of-a-kind items, while bidding on the silent auction,enjoying fabulous appetizers from Pat Smith’s Extravaganza, andgrooving to the beat of Pentimento Jazz. This is rare chance to tasteall these great wines in one place. Tickets are $40. Reservations arerequired, (408) 961-5823 or msg@montalvoarts.org.passport to thanksgiving, November 17The Summit to Sea wineries welcome you to “Passport toThanksgiving,” on Saturday, November 17. All the wineries will beoffering specials on Pinot Noir, the ultimate holiday table wine.thanksgiving dinner demands pinot!There’s nothing like Pinot to make poultry sing – whether it’schicken, duck, turkey or all three in one! Have you ever doneTurducken? Give it a shot. It’s great with a stuffing of wild rice andcranberries, glazed with a combination of Tabitha’s Onion Jam andB&R Farms apricot red pepper topping, both available at PoeticCellars.And speaking of stuffing, add some of that Loma Prieta Pinotageto your holiday beverage menu also: it’s got the stuffing to hold up towhatever is on the menu, including lamb, ham or goose. Plus, it’s funto say, and it makes a great wine for toasting all those friends andfamily for which you give thanks, as you count your bounty ofblessings. May you and yours be rewarded with an abundance ofgood health and happiness this holiday season.WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | SANtA CLARA/SANtA CRuZ/MONtEREY COuNtiESNovember Brings A Cornucopia of Thanks Giving6-6-12WCTW S2S Ad-Julyvert. 3.75”w x 6.25” hLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 69


SANtA CLARA/SANtA CRuZ/MONtEREY COuNtiES | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKLone Oak Lodge – Clean, Affordable, ConvenientBY LAURA NESSA cozy place to stay in Monterey isthe Lone Oak Lodge, on NorthFremont Street, just off Highway 1, pastthe Monterey Fairgrounds. This is yourbasic old-fashioned style motel thatmakes car camping easy. You pull up toyour room, unload, boom, you’re done.All one-story units, with pleasant bathrooms, clean, comfortable andequipped with wireless everywhere. Fresh flowers in each room are anice touch, and each unit has a fridge and a coffee maker – thankgoodness!Creature comforts are important, and this quiet, easy-to-find andeasy-to-love, family-friendly lodge has decent towels, great waterpressure and plenty of space to stash all your stuff. The fireplaces insome rooms are quite cozy. Everythingis clean and in working order.The best part about Lone Oak islocation, location, location: you’reonly minutes away from all the sightsand sounds of nearby MontereyPeninsula and Pebble Beach, but youdon’t hear any of it from the rooms,thanks to layout and setback off the highway. There are severalrestaurants in proximity, including a serviceable Chinese for takeout,and drug store, bottle shop and breakfast spot within walkingdistance if you’ve had enough time behind the wheel. You seriouslycan’t beat Lone Oak for value, convenience, comfort and quiet. Agood nights’ sleep is what you need most after an exhausting daytouring 17 Mile Drive, playing a round on a championship golfcourse, gazing at the wonders of the deep at the Monterey BayAquarium, playing tourist on Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharfand winetasting and people watching on the storied streets of Carmel.Featuring family suites, single rooms and king suites with in-roomspas and fireplaces, an on-site indoor Jacuzzi, dry sauna, exerciseequipment, Scuba Diver rise area, plus an outdoor barbecue areamake the Lone Oak Lodge an ideal home base when you’re in theMonterey area.TO SAN JOSETO MONTEREYPessagnoBoekeoogenRIVER ROADWrathRIVER ROAD68GONZALES RIVER RDMAIN STREETTaste of MontereyDe TierraMarilyn Remark101GonzalesALTA STManzoniBlackstoneRay FranscioniFORT ROMIESalinasSALINASVALLEYW I N E R I E SFOOTHILLParaiso SpringsVineyards(PAVED ROAD)HAHN SLHESTATESMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYFORT ROMIE ROADPARAISOSPRINGS RDG17VentanaLOS COCHESARROYO SECO RDFRONT STSoledadEAST STMETZ ROAD14670G16SycamoreCellarsARROYO SECOWALNUT101GreenfieldScheidVineyardsHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISOBISPOKing Citywww.WineCountrythisWeek.com


LODGINGNAPA VALLEYCANDLELIGHT INNPrivate baths; TV/phone and AC;two-person marble jacuzzisand fireplaces; balconies or decks;three-course gourmet breakfast,hors d’oeuvres, wine and sherryin the evening;luxurious 30'x60'; swimming pool1045 Easum drive, Napa1-800-624-0395candlelightinn.comPINK MANSIONThe perfect Napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room, lavish breakfast and afternoonwine 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 arefrigerator. Two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisions as well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensurecomfort during summertime visits. 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; roomswith 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.comWiNE 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; 707 238-9463Open 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 PairingsAubert Wines – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4333Open by appointment onlyAugust 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 10-4Bello Family Vineyards – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-8833 Open daily 10-6Benessere 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; 707 227-2293Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866Black Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860Open by appointment onlyFri-Sat 11-4, Tue-Thu by apptOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 71


WiNERY LiStiNgS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKBlack 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 VNYdS – 1075 Buchli Station Road, Napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine Open daily 10:30-4:30Gift items, gardens, vineyard walking tour. Call ahead for: Safari Tours at 10:30am, educational programs, food pairings & bringing pets.Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-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; 707 944-8100Open 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 appt72darioush 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 onlyDAVID 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; 707 963-2134 Open 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 Estate – 3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-5972 Open daily 10:30-4El 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 onlywww.WineCountrythisWeek.com


Editor’s Picksgemella 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 10-4:30gracianna Winery – 6914 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 486-3771Open by appointment onlygRgiCH 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 10-6HiLL WiNE CO. – 1001 Silverado Trail So, St. Helena; 707 963-7000 Open daily 10-5Honig 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 Cellars Winery – 4455 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-9999Open by appointment onlyJoseph 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 apptKenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 254-7572Open by appointment onlyLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!JARViS [Napa]45,000 square feet, underground waterfall,massive oak cuves. Sit-down tasting salon.$60 per person, 90 minutes tour & tasting.By appointment: 1-800-255-5280 ext. 150dEL dOttO HiStORiC WiNERY & CAVES [Napa]Barrel tasting of highly rated premium winesin the historic cave.11am-5pm daily, 1055 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa$50pp, reservations required (707) 963-2134pORtER FAMiLY ViNEYARdS [Napa]Tour the 17,000 sf winery in the cave 50 feet underground,learn of the 5-million-year-old fossil found onsite!90 minute vineyard and winery cave tour, $25pp10am-4pm, limit 8, no children/pets, (707) 927-0765Napa Valley’sTop 5 ‘Cave’ ToursdEL dOttO VENEtiAN EStAtEWiNERY & CAVES [St. Helena]Barrel tasting of highly rated premium winesin the Venetian-inspired cave11am-5pm daily, 1445 St. Helena Hwy South$60pp, reservations required (707) 963-2134piNE RidgE [Napa]90-minute tour ends with barrel samples and a wineand cheese pairing in our subterranean cavesextending nearly a mile into the hillside.Daily 10am, 12 & 2pm, $50, 90 minutes, limit 10RSVP 800-575-9777, concierge@pineridgewine.comOTHER NOT-TO-BE-MISSED CAVE TOURSSCHRAMSBERg [Calistoga] $45, 75 minutes, RSVP online or (707) 942-4558RutHERFORd HiLL WiNERY [Rutherford] $25, 45 minutes, (707) 963-1871CAdE WiNERY [Angwin] Daily, (707) 965-2746CLOS pEgAS [Calistoga] 10:30am-5pm, (707) 942-4981CuVAiSON [Calistoga] Fridays-Sundays, $25, (707) 942-2468FAR NiENtE [Oakville] Daily, $50, (707) 944-286173


WiNERY LiStiNgS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKKrupp 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 10-4Mario 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; 707 256-3111 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sun 12-8Maroon 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; 707 244-4600 Open Daily 11:30-5Mayacamas 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 appointmentOdEttE EStAtE – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 244-7533 Open daily 10:30-4Olabisi – 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 WiNERY – 6613 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley; 707 965-1246 Open daily 11-5porter 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, by appointment, 10-4:30Rios Wine – 1334-B Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1376 Open daily 10:30-6:30Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661Open by appointmentRoad 31 Wine Co – Napa; 707 649-1200Open by appointment onlyRobert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555Open by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 Imperial Way, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177Open by appointmentRobert Mondavi – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5Robert 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 10-574 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


Editor’s PicksRound 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 appointmentSawyer 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; 707 251-8216Open by appointmentSOMERStON tAStiNg ROOM – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200Daily 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. 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 Vnyds & Winery – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 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 appointmentwww.WineCountrythisWeek.comST. 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.comPet Friendly Wineries[NApA VALLEY]FRENCHiE WiNERY At RAYMONd ViNEYARdS [St. Helena]Outdoor, shady dog suite, complete with their very own wine barrel bed.Watch your best friend, via the “Frenchie Cam,” enjoying the outdoorswhile you enjoy your wine tasting experience indoors.849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena CA 94574, Mon-Sun 10am-4pm, (707) 963-3141MuMM NApA [Rutherford]Staff will bring water bowl and treats along with your bubbles.8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA 94573, 1-800-686-6272tERRA VALENtiNE [St. Helena]Pets can accompany you on the vineyard tour. Watch for wildlife, hold on to your pup!3787 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena, CA 94574, (707) 967-8340tHE HESS COLLECtiON – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, (707) 255-1144gRgiCH HiLLS CELLAR – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford, 1-800-532-3057RutHERFORd HiLL – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford, (707) 963-1871CHARLES KRug – 2800 Main St, St. Helena, (707) 967-2229MERRYVALE ViNEYARdS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena, (707) 963-7777pOpE VALLEY ViNEYARdS – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Pope Valley, (707) 965-1246[SONOMA COuNtY]d’ARgENZiO WiNERY [Santa Rosa]Wine tasting on the patio with a dog house and dog treats1301 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95401, (707) 546-2466KuNdE WiNERY [Kenwood]Bring your dog with you on a vineyard hike.9825 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452, (707) 833-5501LARSON FAMiLY WiNERY [Sonoma]Dog, kid and family friendly; open field/picnic area, pet-related events23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma CA 95476, (707) 938-3031Mutt LYNCH WiNERY [Healdsburg]Bark Less – Wag More! A portion of proceeds go to local animal rescue organizations.602 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg CA 95448, (707) 942-6180St. FRANCiS WiNERY & ViNEYARdS [Santa Rosa]Pet-friendly veranda, annual ‘Blessing of the Animals’ event500 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa CA 95409, (707) 538-9463ALdERBROOK WiNERY – 2306 Magnolia Dr, Healdsburg, (707) 433-5987AMiStA WiNERY – 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, (707) 431-9200FOppiANO ViNEYARdS – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, (707) 433-7272LAMBERt BRidgE – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, (707) 431-9600SuNCE WiNERY – 1839 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, (707) 526-9463WiLSON WiNERY – 1960 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, (707) 433-435575


WiNERY LiStiNgS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKSuMMERS 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 Sat-Thu 12-7, 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 – Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 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 10-5, Sun 11-5ubuntu Annex – Tasting Room, 1130 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, Thu-Fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by apptuncorked at Oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 Open daily 12-8up Valley Vintners – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004 Thu-Sat 11-8, Sun, Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 12-5V Madrone – 3169 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573Open by appointmentV Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 Open daily 10-7V. SAttui WiNERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave ToursVan der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130Open daily 10-6 by appointmentVarozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0331Open by appointment onlyVelo Vino – pour Clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. Helena; 707 968-0625 Open daily 10-6Venge – 4708 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 942-9100Wed-Sun by appointment onlyVerismo Wines – 100 Rapp Ln, Napa; 707 944 WINE (9463)Open by appointment onlyVermeil – 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-Thu 10-5:30, Fri-Sat 10-8Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110Open by advance appointmentVinoce & twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, Napa; 707 265-7750Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by apptVincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995Open daily 10-4:30 by appointmentVine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364Open daily 10-5 by appointmentVineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292Open by 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 Sat-Thu 12-7, Sat 12-8Gift 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 West, Sonoma; 707 939-9099 Daily 11-6:30Adrian 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 10-5ALEXANdER VALLEY ViNEYARdS – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Open daily 10-5Amista Vineyards – 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Open daily 11-4:30AMOROSA 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 10:30-5:30Ancient Oak Cellars – 637 Fourth St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1336 Daily 11-5Annex Wine Bar – 865 West Napa St, Sonoma; 707 938-7482 Sun-Tue 12-7, Wed-Sat 12-8Arbios/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 Vnyds & 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 only– 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by aptAudelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 933-8514 Open daily 11-5BALLEttO – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-576 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.com


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Cohn Winery – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Open daily 10-5B WiSE VNYdS – 9077 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9169 Open daily 10:30-5:30Bartholomew 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; 707 935-1200 Wed-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 apptCorda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310Open by appointment onlyCoturri Winery – 6725 Enterprise Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 525-9125Open by appointment onlyFollow us on twitter @WineCountrytWSonoma County’sTop 5 ‘Cave’ ToursBuENA ViStA CAVE tOuR ANd tAStiNg [Sonoma]In the historic cellars, taste wines straight from the barrelthen enjoy a few bottled wines to witness the wines’evolution. Tour lasts 1 hour.Daily, 11:30 by appointment, $30 Guest/$24 Wine Club18000 Old Winery Road, 1-800-926-1266FRitZ uNdERgROuNd WiNERY [Healdsburg]Three story winery tour: Crushpad, tank room & undergroundbarrel room/cave – a great chance to go underground andhear about how they use gravity flow to make their wine.$20pp, includes a Reserve Tasting, lasts about an hour.Cave tours weekends, by appointment, (707) 894-3389ALEXANdER VALLEY ViNEYARdS [Healdsburg]Voted “Sonoma’s Best Winery.” Taste the history,tradition and excellence at this family owned estate.Complimentary barrel tasting/cave tours, 11am & 2pmPrivate Tours available by appointment for $10pp(707) 433-7209SiMi WiNERY ViSitOR CENtER [Healdsburg]Tour the historic stone cellars, stroll through the redwoodgrove and gardens followed by a sit-down tasting.Daily at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m., $10ppTwo miles north of the Healdsburg Plaza16275 Healdsburg Ave, 1-800-746-4880KELLER EStAtE [Petaluma]Cave & vineyard tour with sit-down tasting in ReserveRoom, architecturally renown state-of-the-art facility$40pp, Fridays & Saturdays only 11:30am and 2pm1 hour, 5875 Lakeville HighwayReservations highly recommended, (707) 765-2117OTHER NOT-TO-BE-MISSED CAVE TOURSSCHug CARNEROS EStAtE [Sonoma]Tour vineyard, crushpad, winery and wine caves $20, (707) 939-9363KuNdE FAMiLY EStAtE WiNERY [Sonoma]32,000 square feet of wine caves $10, cave tours complimentary, (707) 833-5501dEERFiELd RANCH [Kenwood]Tasting room is inside the 23,000 square feet wine cave $10-$25, (707) 833-5215guNdLACH BuNdSCHu [Sonoma]Elegant sit-down tasting in the cave $20, daily 2:30pm, RSVP: (707) 938-527777


WiNERY LiStiNgS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKd & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2900 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa; 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; 707 935-1200 Wed-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 VNYdS – 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 11-6En garde tasting Room – 9077 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 339-0690 Mon-Thu 11:30-4:30, Fri-Sun 10:30-5:30Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Open daily 12-6Envolve tasting Room – 27 East Napa St, Suite A, Sonoma; 707 939-5385 Open daily 11-6ERiC K. JAMES ViNEYARdS – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 996-1364 Open daily 11-8, Tu 11-7Eric 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 adOpen Daily 10am - 5pm8761 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, Santa Rosa; 707 539-7511Open by appointment onlyFlocchini – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointmentFlowers 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 10:30-4:30Fort Ross Vnyds tasting Room – 15725 Meyers Grade Rd, Jenner; 707 847-3460Open by appointmentFOYt FAMiLY WiNES – 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 onlyFrick – 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.comHouse Band Wines – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-509-3786Fri-Sun 12-6 or by apptHudson 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.78 www.WineCountrythisWeek.com


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | WiNERY LiStiNgSinspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360 Coffey Ln Suite E, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open daily 11-4:30iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 10-4:30J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm: 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekendsJ Rickards Winery – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Tue-Sat 11-4J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5JACuZZi ViNEYARdS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 10-5:30JAMES 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 seasonalJazz Cellars – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointmentJCB 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 – at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Joseph phelps Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Daily 11-5Joseph 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 – 111B East Napa St, Sonoma; 707 938-7292 Open daily 11-6Kastania 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 CENtER – 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 10-4:30Krutz 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 11-6Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.comLOSt CANYON – 123 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707-623-9621 Fri-Sun 10-4LOXtON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221Open daily 11-5 by apptPicnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery ToursLynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 Open daily 11-4MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312Open by appointment onlyMacphail Family – 851 Magnolia Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780Open by appointment onlyMacrae Family – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480Sat 11-4:30 or by appointmentMAdRONE RidgE WiNERY – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6Manzanita Creek – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052Fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-Thur by appt– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6Marimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Open daily 11-4Martinelli 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 10:30-5:3079


WiNERY LiStiNgS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKMuscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 942-6180Open by appointment onlyNaked Wines – 8450 Sonoma Hwy 12, Sonoma; 707-408-0011 Daily 11-5Nalle – 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 – at Moondance Cellars: 14301 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148Open by appointment onlypalmeri – Poured at Terroirs Artisan Wines: 21002 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30papapietro perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 Open daily 11-4:30paradise Ridge Winery – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-WINE Open daily 11-5paradise Ridge tasting Room – 8860 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open daily 11-6parmelee 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; 707 824-9879 Fri-Sun 11-4:30pech Merle Wine – 4543 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 891-3015x5Open 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 Open daily 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 10-5Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Thur-Sun 11-6Rued – 3850 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3261 Open daily 11-4:30Rumpus Cellars – 5 E. Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-6883 Open daily 12-6Russian 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 onlySANtA ROSA ViNtNERS SQuARE – 1301-1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-280-4658 Open daily 9-6Sapphire 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 10-4Sbragia 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; 707 935-1200 Wed-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 apptShone Farm – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointmentSiduri 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 – 111A East Napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 Daily 12-6St. Anne’s Crossing – 8450 Sonoma Hwy 12, Sonoma; 707-598-5200 Daily 11-5St. 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 appointmentStark at garagiste Healdsburg – 439 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8023 Wed-Mon 12-7, Tue by aptStarlite Vineyards – 5511 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 431-1102Sat & Sun 11-5 or by apptStAtiON 1870 – 123 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707-623-9619 Tue-Thu 4-10, Fri-Sat 4-11Stephen & 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 appt80 Follow us on twitter @WineCountrytW


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | WiNERY LiStiNgStara 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 10:30-5:30topel – 125 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4116 Open daily 11-7tR 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 & CELLAR –60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood; 707 833-2300Open dailyVML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-4404 Open daily 11-5Walt – 380 First St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 Open daily 11-6Wattle 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 Tuewww.WineCountrythisWeek.comBig Basin– 830 Memory Lane, Boulder Creek; 831 621-8028Open by appointment onlyBig Basin tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-Thu 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentBonny doon Vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789 Open daily 12-5, summer till 6Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120Open by appointment onlyBuRRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Open Thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKByington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Tue-Sun 11-5, Winter: Wed-Sun 11-5Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Open daily 11-4:30Casa de Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 8-7:30Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5Cava 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 onlyMichaud/Martella tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408-647-2579 Thu & Sun 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8MJA 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 12-681


WiNERY LiStiNgS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKMorgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Sat-Sun 12-5Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821Open by appointment onlyMuns Vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663Open by appointment onlyNaumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871Special events & by appointmentNicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4Odonata – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5Osocalis distillery – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718Open by appointment onlyp&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-0172Open by appointment onlypietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentpelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, Capitola; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5picchetti 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 12-6Vino 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 appointmenCARMEL 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 11-582Chateau 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 – 19-A East Carmel Valley rd, Carmel Valley; 831 620-0645 Open daily 12- 6Figge Cellars – at Winefield Gallery: Dolores St between 7th & Ocean, Carmel Valley; 831 384-4149 Wed-Sun 2-8galante Vineyards – Dolores, between Ocean & 7th; Carmel Valley; 831 624-3800 Open daily 12-6 (closed until spring)georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-Thu 11-4:30, Fri-Sun 11-6Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Open daily 11-5Holman Ranch – 19 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831-659-2640 Fri-Sun 11-6Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Open daily 11-5Joyce Vineyards – 19 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831-659-2885 Fri-Sun 11-5TASTE 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.comOtter 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 11-5MONtEREYA 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 11-5Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountrythisWeek.com


WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEK | WiNERY LiStiNgSLAKE/MENdOCiNO COuNtiESAlbertina Wine Cellars – 4601 Road 110, Hopland; 707 744-1475Open by appointmentBarra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069Open daily11-8Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7Brassfield Estate – 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in WinterBreggo Cellars – 11001 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Open daily 11-5Brutocao Cellars – 7000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Open daily 10-5Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Campovida – 13601 Old River Road, Hopland; 707 744-8797Open by appointmentCeago Vinegarden – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5Cesar toxqui Cellars – 13440 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1071 Wed-Sun 11-5Chiarito 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 11-5Le 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 appointmentLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Navarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Open daily 10-5Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Open daily 10-5Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257Open by appointmentpacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Open daily 11-5parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5paul dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5philo Ridge – 14125 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303Sat-Sun by appointmentployez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Open daily 11-5Rivino – 4101 Cox Schrader Rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 Tue-Sun 1-5Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport; 707 263-0100 Fri-Sun 10-5Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5Rosa d’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South Highway 101, Hopland; 707 894-3683 Open daily 10-5Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1671 Open daily 11-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 13151 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 tAStiNg ROOM – 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Rd, 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 11-583


WiNERY LiStiNgS | WiNE COuNtRY tHiS WEEKYOLO COuNtYBerryessa gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201Tue-Fri 12-4 or by appointmentBerryessa gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 10-California Cellars – 15511 Isleton Road, Isleton; 916 777-5747Open by appointment onlyCapay Valley Vineyards – 13757 Hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 Open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointmentCarvalho Family – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5Heringer Estates – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1227 Thu-Sun 11-5purple pearl Vineyards – 9177 Currey Rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 Thu-Sun 12-5River grove Winery – 52183 Clarksburg Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-9000Open by appointment onlyRominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 River Rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 Fri-Sun 11-4:30Six Hands Winery – 13783 Isleton Rd, Walnut Grove; 916 776-2053Open by appointment 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 appointmentdarcie Kent – poured at Concannon, 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Open daily 11-4:30dashe 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 – 5963 Graham Court, Ste D, Livermore; 925-371-8606Fri-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 apptEn garde – poured at Tenuta, 633 Kalthoff Commons, Livermore; 707-836-3395Sat-Sun 12-5pmFenestra 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 12-5Longevity Wines – 2271 South Vasco Rd, Ste B, Livermore, 925-443-WINE Fri-Sat-Sun 12-5Marr Cellars – poured at The Singing Winemaker, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5Mcgrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214Fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Fri-Sun 12-524837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment onlyMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco Rd, Livermore; 925 294-8647 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Occasio 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 12-5Steven 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; 925 960-1006Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appt.the Singing Winemaker – 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 FranciscoFat grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Francisco; 415-388-8318Hoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoJust Joshin – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoKnightswood – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoStein Family Wines – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Franciscotreasure island Wines – 95 9th Street and Ave I, Treasure Island, SF; 415-394-9463ViE – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICESol Rouge – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICEFri, Sat & Sun from 1-6pmTue-Sun 12-5:30 pmOpening SoonFri, Sat, Sun from 1-6pmFri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmFri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmMon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pmTHE WINERY SF200 California Ave. Bldg 180 N, Treasure Island, Daily 12pm-5pm415-SF -JUICE • www.winery-sf.comThe California wine experience in San Francisco. It’s 20,000 sq. ft.winery, tasting room and event center allows visitors to experiencethe winemaking process first-hand while enjoying award-winningwines from Napa, Sonoma, and beyond. Tours available by appt.Open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentOpen 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; 925 513-8463Open by appointmentViano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465Wed-Mon 9-5pmWedl Wine Cellars – 400 Tate Lane, Oakley; 925 360-9677Open by appointment only84 www.WineCountrythisWeek.com


napa valley diningBRUNCHLUNCHDINNERBREAKFASTFULL BAROUTDOOR SEATINGENTERTAINMENTWINE/BEERORGANIC/LOCAL GOODSPET FRIENDLYCASUALUPSCALENApAAngéle Restaurant & Bar – 540 Main Street, 707 252-8115 French Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Azzuro pizzeria & Enoteca – 1260 Main Street, 707 255-5552 Pizzeria © © © © © ©Bistro don giovanni – 4110 Howard Lane, 707 224-3300 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Boon Fly Cafe – 4048 Sonoma Highway, 707 299-4870 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Bounty Hunter – 975 First Street, 707 226-3976 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Ca’Momi – 610 First Street, #10, 707-257-4992 Italian © © © © © © © © ©Celadon – 500 Main Street, 707 254-9690 Seafood and Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Cole’s Chop House – 1122 Main Street, 707 224-6328 Steakhouse and French Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Cuvee – 1650 Soscol Avenue, 707 224-2330 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Eiko’s – 1882 Town Center, 707-501-4444 Japanese Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Farm at Carneros inn – 4048 Sonoma Hwy, 707 299-4880 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Fish Story – 790 Main Street, 707 251-5600 Seafood © © © © © © © © ©Fumé Bistro – 4050 Byway East, 707 257-1999 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©grace’s table – 1400 Second Street, 707 226-6200 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©gott’s Roadside Cafe – 644 1st Street, 707 224-6900 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©La toque – 1314 McKinstry Street, 707 257-5157 French Cuisine © © © © © © ©Morimoto Napa – 610 Main Street, 707 252-1600 Japanese Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Oenotri – 1425 Fisrst Street, 707 252-1022 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Siena Restaurant – 875 Bordeaux Way, 707 251-1900 Italian, Seafood, Meditarranean © © © © © © © © © ©ubuntu – 1140 Main Street, 707-258-1000 Vegetarian Cuisine © © © © © © © ©uva trattoria – 1040 Clinton Street, 707-255-6646 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Zinsvalley Restaurant – 1106 1st Street, 707 224-0695 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Zuzu – 829 Main Street, 707 224-0695 California Tapas, Spanish & Mediterranean © © © © © ©YOuNtViLLEAd Hoc – 6476 Washington Street, 707 944-2487 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Bardessono – 6526 Yount Street,707 204-6000 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Bistro Jeanty – 6510 Washington Street, 707 944-0103 French Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Brix Restaurant – 7377 Highway 29, 707 944-2749 French inspired California Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Bottega – 6525 Washington Street,707 945-1050 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Bouchon Bistro – 6534 Washington Street, 707 944-8037 French Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©étoile Restaurant – at Domaine Chandon, 1 California Drive, 707 204-7529 French Cuisine © © © © © © ©Hurley’s – 6518 Washington St, 707 944-2345 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©Mustards grill – 7399 St. Helena Highway, 707 944-2424 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Redd – 6480 Washington Street, 707 944-2222 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©RutHERFORdAlex – 1140 Rutherfrod Road, 707 967-5500 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©Rutherford grill – 1180 Rutherford Road, 707 963-1792 Contemporary/Traditional American © © © © © © © © ©Auberge du Soleil – 180 Rutherford Hill Road, 707 963-1211 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©St. HELENACindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – 1327 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-1200 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©Culinary institute – 2555 Main Street, 1-888-995-1699 Contemporary American and Worldwide Foods © © © © © © © © ©gott’s Roadside Cafe – 933 Main Street, 707 963-3486 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Market – 1347 Main Street, 707-963-3799 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © ©press – 587 St. Helena Highway, 707 967-0550 Steakhouse © © © © © © ©terra – 1345 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-8931 Contemporary Asian insipired American Cuisine © © © © © © ©tra Vigne Restaurant – 1050 Charter Oak Avenue, 707 963-4444 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©CALiStOgABarolo – 1457 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-9900 Contemporary American & Italian Cuisine © © © © [ © ©Brannan’s grill – 1374 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-2233 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Calistoga inn & Brewery – 1250 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-4101 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©Flat iron grill – 1440 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-1220 Traditional American/ Steakhouse © © © © © © ©Hydro Bar & grill – 1403 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-9777 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©JoLe Restaurant – 1457 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-5938 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©Solbar – @ Solage, 755 Silverado Trail, 707 226-0850 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©Wappo Bar & Bistro – 1226 Washington Street, 707 942-4712 Blend of regional Cuisine © © © © © © © ©RESERVATIONSwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com[ Call for Details85


sonoma county diningBRUNCHLUNCHDINNERBREAKFASTFULL BAROUTDOOR SEATINGENTERTAINMENTWINE/BEERORGANIC/LOCAL GOODSPET FRIENDLYCASUALUPSCALERESERVATIONSgEYSERViLLECatelli’s – 21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-3471 Contemporary American and Italian © © © © © © © © ©diavola pizzeria & Salumeria – 21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-0111 Italian © © © © © ©Francis Ford Coppola’s Rustic – 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Italian © © © © © © © ©86della Santina’sLocated off the historic square inSonoma, Della Santina’s is afamily-owned and operatedrestaurant that has stood the testof time to become a Sonomainstitution. The Della Santinafamily name shares a longlineage and history in the Tuscantown of Lucca, Italy.della Santina’sThe restaurant is open seven days a weekfor lunch and dinner;reservations are recommended.133 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-0576www.dellasantinas.comENOtECA dELLA SANtiNA NEXt dOOR– SONOMA’S BESt WiNE BAR• More than 300 selections of domestic andinternational wines at competitive prices• 30 wines by the glass, customized flights andspecialty beers• Assorted cheeses and panini served daily• Winemaker dinners and educational seminars• Bimonthly wine club featuring wines of the worldEnoteca della SantinaThe Enoteca is closed Mondays127 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 938-4200www.enotecadellasantina.comBoth locations are available for private events.HEALdSBuRgAffronti – 235 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-1113 Mediterranean © © © © © © © © ©Bear Republic Brewing Co. – 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-2337Traditional American © © © © © © © ©Bistro Ralph – 109 Plaza Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-1380 Contemporary American and French © © © © © © © © ©Campo Fina – 330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 395-4640 Italian © © © © © ©Charlie palmer's dry Creek Kitchen – 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-0330 Contemporary American © © © © © © © © © ©Charcuturie – 335 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-7213 French © © © © © ©Healdsburg Bar & grill – 245 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-3333 Grill © © © © © © © © ©Madrona Manor – 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1542 Contemporary American © © © © © © ©Ravenous – 117 North St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1302 Californina © © © © © © © © ©Spoonbar – 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-7222 Mediterranean © © © © © © © © ©Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar – 403 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-9191 Seafood © © © © © © © ©Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar – 344 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0946 Contemporary American © © © © © ©guERNEViLLE/FOREStViLLEApplewood inn – 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville; 707 869-9093 © © © © © © ©Farmhouse – 7871 River Road, Forestville; 707 887-3300 Contemporary American © © © © © © © ©SANtA ROSACaffe portofino – 535 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3096 Italian © © © © © ©Equus Restaurant – 101 Fountrain Grove Parkway, Santa Rosa; 707 578-0149 © © © © © © © ©Jack and tony’s – 115 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4347 Contemporary American © © © © © © ©John Ash & Co. 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