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FREESEPTEMBER 7, 2012V I N E YA R D , W I N E M A K I N GA N D G U E S T E X P E R I E N C E–---A W I N N I N G C O M B I N AT I O NYOUR GUIDE TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE, THINGS TO DO & EVENTSPAGE 34PAGE 22SONOMAVALLEYCRUSHPAGE 19JACUZZIFAMILYWINERYPAGE 20TASTING ROOMOF THE WEEK:NAPA CELLARSPAGE 28BENNETT LANEHOT AIRBALLOONPAGE 31KENDALL-JACKSONWINE ESTATESCHEF PROFILEPAGE 50TASTE OFMONTEREYPINOTFESTPAGE 65


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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 | ISSUE 34, VOLUME 312850WINE REGIONS33 | SUISUN VALLEY35 | NAPA VALLEYNapa Valley Wineries Map, 40-41Downtown Napa Map, 36St. Helena Map, 36Yountville, 39Calistoga, 42-4344 | SONOMA COUNTYSonoma County Wineries Map, 44-45Russian River Area Wineries Map, 46Geyserville Wineries Map, 46Downtown Healdsburg Map, 48Santa Rosa Vintners Square, 51Sonoma Valley Wineries Map, 54Sonoma Plaza Map, 57Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map, 5860 | MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIESLake & Mendocino Counties Map, 6062 | LIVERMORE VALLEYLivermore Valley Map, 6263 | TREASURE ISLAND64 | SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIESMonterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map, 64Salinas Valley Wineries Map, 6620FEATURES20 | JACUZZI FAMILY WINERYA rich and varied history22 | ON THE COVER: MERRYVALE VINEYARDSA little history, great wines & a lot of fun!28 | TASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK: NAPA CELLARSAlways a fun visit with well-priced wines & picnic area31 | BENNETT LANE WINERYFirst winery-branded hot air balloon in California32 | MT. VEEDER APPELLATION TASTINGSeptember 22 at The Hess Collection, Napa34 | BALDACCI FAMILY VINEYARDSVineyards, Winemaking and Guest Experience– A Winning Combination50 | CHEF PROFILE: JUSTIN WANGLERKendall-Jackson Wine Estates59 | PORCHES AT THE PALACESeptember 30, Ledson Winery & Vineyards65 | A TASTE OF MONTEREY PINOFESTBeach party with 20+ vintnersREGULARS6 | WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS8 | NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MAP10 | WINEOLOGY By Len NapolitanoWhat is tannin?12 | CALENDAR OF EVENTSNapa Valley, 12Sonoma County, 14Lake/Mendocino Counties, 16Bay Area, 16Santa Clara, Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties, 18Central California, 18Solano County, 1832 | WINE COUNTRY LODGING67 | WINERY LISTINGSNapa Valley, 67Sonoma County, 71Monterey, Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties, 75Lake & Mendocino Counties, 76Suisun Valley, 77Yolo County, 77Bay Area/Livermore, 784 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPrivateTours and Tastings available by appointmentFlagship Tasting Daily from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.No appointment necessaryJoin us for an amazing wine experienceat our winery & tasting room.Small Family OwnedWinery in the Heart ofNapa ValleyCOME IN AND TASTE OUR WINES:Cabernet SauvignonMerlotPinot NoirSauvignon BlancChardonnayDessert WinesOpen Daily 10am to 5:45pm1563 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena | 800-963-9454 | whitehalllane.comFollow us: facebook.com/whitehalllanewinery | twitter.com/whitehalllaneFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW5


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWine Country Deals & DiscountsNAPA VALLEY5 | ANDRETTI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad29 | BALDACCI VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting with ad29 | BERINGER VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting in the Rhine House w/ad5 | CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS Special price on tours and tastings43 | CALISTOGA BALLOONS VIP Package42 | DUTCH HENRY WINERY 10% off purchase with ad23 | ETUDE WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad3 | GOLDEN HAVEN Discounts on Couples Mud Bath/Spa Getaway36 | HAGAFEN CELLARS Free tasting for 2 with ad39 | JESSUP CELLARS Tasting fee waived with purchase35 | LOUIS M. MARTINI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad43 | OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER $1 off with ad43 | PINK MANSION 15% off with ad at check-in27 | REATA 2 for 1 tasting with ad80 | RUTHERFORD HILL WINERY 10% off your purchase with ad39 | SOMERSTON WINE CO. Complimentary tasting, see ad for details7 | ST. CLEMENT WINERY 2 for 1 tasting7 | ST. SUPÉRY Extra Library Selection, see ad36 | STAGECOACH EXPRESS Complimentary shipping box42 | SUMMERS WINES 15% discount with ad31 | WILLIAM HILL 2 for 1 tasting with adSONOMA COUNTY59 | B WISE Mention ad for an Enhanced tasting experience47 | BALLETTO VINEYARDS Complimentary tasting with ad5 | CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS Special price on tours and tastings45 | CELLARS OF SONOMA 2 for 1 tasting with ad56 | CHATEAU ST. JEAN 2 for 1 tasting with ad51 | D’ARGENZIO Complimentary tasting for 2 with ad & 10% off purchase72 | FERRARI-CARANO 2 for 1 Classic Wines tasting with ad46 | FRITZ WINERY Mention ad for $5 off wine tasting51 | HOUSE BAND WINES 2 for 1 tasting, mention ad49 | KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY 2 for 1 Reserve Tasting with ad51 | KRUTZ FAMILY CELLARS 2 for 1 tasting, mention ad59 | LEDSON WINERY & VINEYARDS Mention ad for upgraded tasting47 | MARTIN RAY WINERY 15% discount with ad57 | R2 Complimentary upgrade reserve library tasting48 | RODNEY STRONG Complimentary tasting/20% discount with ad51 | SHELDON WINES 2 for 1 tasting, mention ad55 | VIANSA WINERY 2 for 1 tasting & 10% off purchase with ad51 | THE WINEYARD Complimentary tasting for 2 with ad & 10% off purchaseBAY AREA/LIVERMORE62 | McGRAIL VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting with ad63 | THE SINGING WINEMAKER 2 for 1 tasting with adTREASURE ISLAND63 | BODEGA WINE ESTATES Complimentary tasting for 2 with adSANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES66 | HAHN WINERY Complimentary tasting for two with ad*See individual ads for details.6 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NORTHERN CALIFORNIATOEUREKATOREDDING1ElkPt. ArenaFort BraggMendocino8LittleRiver20P P a a c c i i f f i i c c O O c c e e a a n nUkiahWillitsCalpella20253BoonvilleYorkville Hopland128Gualala LakeSonomaSea RanchPt. ReyesTimber CoveJenner29LakeportGeyserville101ClearLakeGuerneville12 •San Francisco1175Half MoonBayCloverdaleHealdsburgBodega BaySebastopol116TomalesPt. ReyesStationMuirWoodsPacificaSFO29101SanRafael1101Lower Lake29MiddletownSanta Rosa280WoodsideKenwoodGlenEllenPetaluma 116n n S S a a801288412Sonoma121Monterey Bay2920San PabloBay58053ClearlakeF r a n c i s c o B a yF r a n c i s c o B a yPaloAltoNapaOaklandSantaCruzWatsonvilleMoss LandingMontereyPacificGroveCalistoga92Yountville37Berkeley84580CarmelSt. HelenaRutherford12121AlamedaSantaClaraVallejo680780Pleasanton880680FremontSan Jose176824Capitola124156TOBIG SUR &MORRO BAY121Hayward680152LakeBerryessaFairfieldSalinasBrooks128 WintersDavisConcordWalnut Creek101580Morgan Hill12Gonzales5Williams16Gilroy5054805SacramentoRio VistaLivermoreTOPASO ROBLES &SAN LUIS OBISPO1215220558099Lodi99StocktonGETTING TO NAPA TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Sonoma 15 23minsSan Francisco 48 1hrMonterey 152 2hrs 45minsLos Angeles 400 6hrs 20minsGETTING TO SONOMA TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Napa 15 23minsHealdsburg 38 54minsSan Francisco 45 1 hrMonterey 161 3hrsLos Angeles 410 6hrs 30minsGETTING TO HEALDSBURG TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Sonoma 38 54minsNapa 56 1hr 10minsSan Francisco 69 1hr 22minsMonterey 184 3hrs 20minLos Angeles 442 7hrsManteca50 PlacervilleSutterCreek5Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW88Oakdale4TOLOS ANGELES4949AngelsCampChineseCampJacksonJamestownGETTING TO MONTEREY TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Sonoma 162 3hrsNapa 153 2hrs 45minsSan Francisco 114 2hrs 10minsSan Jose 73 1hrs 20minsPaso Robles 117 2hrsLos Angeles 321 5hrs 30minsGETTING TO SAN JOSE TRAVEL TIMEFROM MILES (Average)Sonoma 90 1hr 50minsNapa 86 1hr 35minsSan Francisco 48 1 hrMonterey 73 1hr 20minsLos Angeles 340 5hrs 30minsTORENOTOLAKE TAHOETOYOSEMITE99


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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


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGNapa Valley Wine TrainNapa, www.winetrain.com, 800-427-4124• Sept 7: Vintner’s Lunch, Benessere• Sept 7: Cheers! Train• Sept 8, 29: Grill the Chef• Sept 13: Sip & Supper, Swanson Vineyards• Sept 14: Murder Mystery• Sept 15: Varietal Voyage, St. Barthelemy Cellars• Sept 21: Vintner’s Lunch, Eagle EyeONGOINGSeminars & 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 & 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, $199ONGOINGTastings 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, $35ONGOINGTasting 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, 707-963-2784ONGOINGTours and Tastingsat William Hill Estate WineryNapa, 10am-5pm, by appt., www.williamhillestate.com, 707-265-3024• Taste the Napa Valley, $12• Taste the Silverado Bench, $20• Estate Exclusives, $25• Intro to William Hill Estate Tour and Tasting, $25• The William Hill Estate Experience Tour and Tasting, $40ONGOINGVineyard & Winery Toursat Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt)www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659x620ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti WineryNapa, www.andrettiwinery.com, 877-386-5070x227• Individual Tastings, $15• Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $20/person by appointment• Vineyard Tours, $20/person by appointmentONGOINGTastings & 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 toursONGOINGWine Tasting Experiences at Benessere VineyardsSt. Helena, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt 707-963-5853x105• Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10• Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15• Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15• Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20• Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15ONGOINGJoseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & SeminarsAn opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, exceptInsignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. Terrace tastings daily, $25RSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.josephphelps.com• Insignia Blending • Wine Aroma Challenge• Single Vineyard Cabernets • Napa Valley Rocks• Barrel SeminarONGOINGTours & 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 and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, by appt, $20/tour, $25/tour &tastingSECOND SUNDAYSSecond Sunday Supper ClubAVIA Napa, Napa, 5:30-7pm, $110www.aviahotels.com, 707-224-3900ONGOINGNapa Valley MuseumYountville, www.NapaValleyMuseum.org, 707-944-0500• Sept 8: Family Fun Day, Create a Box• Sept 8: The Art of Paper Workshop• Sept 13: A Talk with the PhotographersONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, Napa, www.nvoh.org, 707-226-7372• Sept 9: Jack deJohnette Trio with Chick Corea & Stanley Clark• Sept 7: Wine Country Ukulele Festival• Sept 11: Film, Unacceptable Levels• Sept 13: Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout• Sept 16: Corazon Latino• Sept 16: Dan Zanes & Friends• Sept 18: Pat Metheny Unity Band• Sept 21: National Circus of the People’s Republic of China• Sept 22: Ballet Folklorico de Napa• Sept 25: Tuesday Night Flicks, Grand HotelONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room WinesNapa, 5-9pm, www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378• Sept 14: Back Room’s Favorite Barbeque Reds• Sept 27: Pinot Noir Fan Club of Napa ValleyONGOINGdi RosaNapa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991• Ongoing through Sept 23: Entering the Wild• Sept 15, 22: Art & Nature HikeONGOINGLive at Uptown TheatreNapa, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, 707-259-0123• Sept 8: Robert Cray• Sept 9: Buckethead• Sept 14: Lila Downs• Sept 21: Blues Traveler• Sept 22: OzomatliONGOING FRIDAYSBubbles Bar at 1313 MainNapa, 9pm-12am, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313UPCOMING• 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• Sep 7: Vintner’s Lunch, Benessere• Sep 8, 29: Grill the Chef• Sep 13: Sip & Supper, Swanson Vineyards• Sep 14: Murder Mystery12 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSBarrel Tasting at Charles Krug WinerySt. Helena, 2-4:30pm, $15www.charleskrug.com, 707-967-2297ONGOINGTasting Events at Wineries of Napa ValleyNapa Town Center, Napa, check website for times & priceswww.napavintages.com, 707-253-9450ONGOING WEDNESDAYSWinemaker Wednesdays at 1313 MainNapa, 6-8pm, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313• Sept 5: Robert Biale Vineyards• Sept 12: Pride MountainONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 14Ancient Myths & Vineyard Lightat Mumm NapaRutherford, www.mummnapa.com, 800-MUM-NAPAONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 6Creatures ExhibitECHO Gallery, Calistoga, 707-812-2201ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBERDinner & Movie Night SeriesFlora Springs Winery, St.Helena, $99, www.florasprings.com, 707-967-6723• Sept 29: A Good YearONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBERFriday Evening Twilight Tastingsin the Grove at Ehlers EstateSt. Helena, 5:30-7:30pm, $35, members/free, RSVPwww.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27Thursday Night Live at Somerston Wine Co.Great wine, live music and a food truck!Yountville, 6-9pm, no cover chargewww.somerstonwineco.com, 707-944-8200ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 29Drawn from Nature: Napa Artists,Patti Wessman & Maash PascalThe Grand Hand Gallery, Napawww.thegrandhand.com, 707-253-2551SEPTEMBER 7-9Wine Country Ukulele FestivalUpper Valley Campus of Napa Valley College, St. Helenawww.winecountryukefest.com, 707-226-7372SEPTEMBER 8Tasting on the Lawn at Charles Krug WinerySt. Helena, 2-4pm, $50, $25/members, www.charleskrug.com, 707-967-2229SEPTEMBER 8, 23Wine Club Pick Up Party at Acacia WineryNapa, www.acaciavineyard.com, 877-226-1700x2SEPTEMBER 8Napa River Wine & Crafts FairVeteran’s Park, Napa, 10am-6pm, www.donapa.comSEPTEMBER 8Harvest CelebrationV Marketplace, Yountville, 1-4pm, 707-251-5631SEPTEMBER 8American Folk Art FestivalMadonna Estate, Napa, 9am-3pmwww.americanfolkartfestival.com, 707-255-8864SEPTEMBER 8-1226th Annual American Harvest WorkshopCakebread Cellars, Rutherfordwww.cakebread.com, RSVP, 707-963-5221x240SEPTEMBER 14, 28TGIF FridaysPine Ridge Vineyards, Napa, 5-7pmwww.pineridgevineyards.com, 707-252-9777SEPTEMBER 15Harvest Tour (Sparkling Focus)at Domaine CarnerosChateau Society Event, $45/members, $55/guestsNapa, 9:30-11am & 10am-12pm, two sessionswww.domainecarneros.com, RSVP, 800-716-2788x135come for the Wine...stay for the Food 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 GroundsFamousWeekendBBQBQall lsummerm 13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSEPTEMBER 15Barrel Tasting & Pick Up Party at MerryvaleSt. Helena, 1-4pm, $25, free/memberswww.merryvale.com, 707-963-2225SEPTEMBER 15Georges de Latour Private Reserve 2009Release Party at Beaulieu VineyardsRutherford, 11am-1pm, $50www.bvwines.com, RSVP, 800-373-5896SEPTEMBER 1528th Annual Harvest Ball at V. Sattui WinerySt. Helena Winery, 6pm, $200/members, $225www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774SEPTEMBER 15Private Reserve Cabernet 2009 ReleaseDinner at BeringerSt. Helena, 5pm, $175, www.beringer.com, 707-225-2447SEPTEMBER 15Napa Valley Aloha FestivalNapa Valley Expo, Napa, 10am-6pmwww.manaleohcf.org/aloha-festival, 707-966-4017SEPTEMBER 15Music Festival for Mental HealthStaglin Family Vineyards, Rutherford, 12-8pmwww.staglinfamily.com, 707-944-0477SEPTEMBER 15Cooking Class: October Feast with Chef Brian WhitmerCedar Gables Inn, Napa, 4-8pm, $160www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969SEPTEMBER 15Grape StompClos Du Val, Napa, www.closduval.com, 800-993-9463SEPTEMBER 15The Clif Family Harvest PartyClif Family Farm, Pope Valley, 4-9pm, $50www.cliffamilywinery.com, 707-968-0625SEPTEMBER 16Plate by Plate: An Event for Hope & Possibility in HaitiTres Sabores Winery, St. Helena, 4-6pmwww.whatiffoundation.org, 707-963-8060SEPTEMBER 21Andretti Winery CelebratesWine & Cuisine with DinnerJoin Chef Chiara Lacoviello in the Courtyard, Napa, $95, 7pmwww.andrettiwinery.com, RSVP, 888-460-8463x229SEPTEMBER 21-22Wine Club Harvest Pick Up Partyat Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 707-963-3141SEPTEMBER 22Summers Harvest Experience& Lobster FeedSummers Estate Wines, Calistoga, 11am-3pm, $80/members, $95www.summerswinery.com, 707-942-5508SEPTEMBER 22Napa Valley Harvest Dinnerin the Cask Room at MerryvaleSt. Helena, 7pm, $150www.merryvale.com, RSVP, 800-326-6069x429SEPTEMBER 2213th Annual Mount Veeder AppellationWine TastingThe Hess Collection Winery, Napa, 1-4pm, $60, www.mtveederwines.comSEPTEMBER 2212th Annual Cruisin’ Calistoga Beer & Wine FestivalNapa County Fairgrounds, Calistoga, www.win-rods.com, 707-942-1473SEPTEMBER 22Vertical Tasting & 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ReserveRelease PartyRobert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, 1-3pm Vertical Tasting, 3-5pm Release Partywww.robertmondavi.com, 707-968-2001SONOMA COUNTYONGOINGLive Music at Centre du VinLedson Hotel, Sonoma, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779• Sept 7: William Russell• Sept 8: Dan Daniels & Joyce Grant• Sept 15: Jess Petty• Sept 22: Dan Daniels & Jack PollardONGOINGPrivate Tastings at Viansawww.viansa.com, 800-995-7470• Italian Wine & Cheese Pairing ,10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment, $10/members, $25• Reserve Wine & Food Pairing10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment, free/members, $45ONGOINGReserve Wine & Food PairingPrivate Tasting at ViansaSonoma, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointmentwww.viansa.com, 800-995-7470, free/members, $45ONGOINGVineyard Walk & Photography Workshopat B.R. Cohn WineryGlen Ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123ONGOINGExclusive Wine & Cheese Tastingat B.R. Cohn WineryGlen Ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123ONGOINGPrivate Wine Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WineryHealdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40ppby appointment, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700• Scentiments – Test your Smell Memory• White Wine Lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses• King of Reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates• Matchmaker – wine and food pairing• PreVail Tasting – wines paired with Artisan Charcuterie plate• Cabernet Terroir Tasting – comparison wines from different elevationsONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSTaste with the Count at Buena VistaA 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20A 90-minute “Taste with the Count” with Reserve Buena Vista wines in “theCount’s Lair” by the Count. 2pm, $45, RSVP, 800-926-1266ONGOINGWine and Food Pairingat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WineryHealdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines withthe perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGFree Guided Winery Tourat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WineryHealdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGGroup Private Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WineryHealdsburg – Includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, byappointment. $20 per person, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGTerroir & History Tour at Chateau St. JeanKenwood – A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.Complimentary, 11am-2pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134ONGOINGFood and Wine Pairingat the Mayo Reserve Room9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting$35, Reservations recommended, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-833-5504ONGOINGWine Experiences at Chateau St. JeanKenwood – Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointmentwww.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258• Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar, Eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75• Cinq Cépages Component Tasting, Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25• Private VIP Wine Tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour• Box Lunch Prgram with TourONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-JacksonFulton – Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25www.kj.com, 707-571-7500ONGOINGTours, Tastings & Seminarsat St. Francis WinerySanta Rosa – Ten person minimum, Call for more information & reservations888-675-WINE(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com• Charcuterie, daily 11am-4pm, $25/$20 club members• Wine & Food Pairing, $35/$28 club membersONGOINGGuided Winery Tours at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256ONGOINGCarneros Bistro & Wine Bar IntroducesThematic Wine ProgramHonoring great local winemakers. Plus, each Thursday, 6:30-8pmcelebrity wine-tenders, The Lodge at SonomaRSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042ONGOING SUNDAYSSunday Brunch at the Centre du VinLedson Hotel, Sonoma, 9am-1pm, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779ONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz WineryCloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairingwww.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH50 Mile AV Vintner's DiningGlen Ellen – Barrel tasting & Old Vine Pinot Noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard.Foods sourced locally. 4-7pm, ashtonwines.com, RSVP, 707-935-3456ONGOING THURSDAYSThirsty Thursdays at AnabaSonoma – Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your winetasting. 4-5:30pm, www.anabawines.com, 707-996-4188ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAYUnique Food & Wine Pairingsat HKG Tasting RoomGlen Ellen, 12-6pm, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-938-7622ONGOING WEDNESDAY-SATURDAYLive Music at Cellars of SonomaSanta Rosa, 7:30-10:30pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826• Wed: Ricky Allan Ray• Thur: Dustin Saylor• Fri: John Pita• Sat: Robert Herrera & Billy Kingsborough (alternate every other Saturday)SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTHComedy Night at Cellars of SonomaSanta Rosa, 8:15-9pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826ONGOINGMoondance Cellars &Orchard Station WinesGlen Ellen – Paired with Wine Country Chocolates Truffle Tastes, $10www.moondancecellars.com, 707-938-7550ONGOING SATURDAYSJazz it up Wine & Concert SeriesFerrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard, Healdsburg, 4-6pmwww.seasonofthevineyard.com, 707-431-2222• Sept 15: Batacha Latin Jazz Quartet• Sept 29: Ami Molinelli’s Trio BrazilONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBERSummer Music Series at Sebastiani WinerySonoma, 6-9pm, www.sebastiani.com, 707-933-3230• Sep 7: Adam Traum• Sep 14: Rett Hamer Blues band• Sep 21: BackTraxONGOINGSummer Music Series at deLorimier WineryGeyserville, 6-8pm, $10, $5/memberswww.delorimierwinery.com, 800-546-7718• Sept 7: Pulsators, Rockin BluesONGOINGSummer Music Series at Mazzocco WineryHealdsburg, 6-8pm, $10, $5/members, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-3399• Sept 21: SoulshineONGOINGSummer Music Series at Wilson WineryHealdsburg, 6-8pm, $10, $5/memberswww.mazzocco.com, 707-433-4355• Sept 14: Earl Thomas, BluesONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAYRobert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape GondolaGeyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20www.ryew.com, 707-431-4811ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek WineryWinemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wineswww.icariawinery.com, RSVP, 707-486-9623EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYSanta Rosa Original Farmers’ MarketSanta Rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-862914 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSSATURDAYS & SUNDAYS THROUGH SUMMERArt, Food & Wine ExperienceSip Artist Series collection paired with savory appetizers.Kenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, 2pm, $30, $25/memberswww.kenwoodvineyards.com, 707-282-4228EVERY FRIDAY MORNINGSonoma Valley Farmers’ MarketDepot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pmwww.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311ONGOING 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• Sept 15: Fiesta de Independencia• Sept 19: Trombone ShortyONGOINGSpreckels Performing Arts CenterRohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com, 707-588-3400• Oct 17-19, 24-26: The Wizard of Oz• Oct 25: 2nd Annual Arts & Music FestivalONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300• Sept 9: Northbay Poetry SlamONGOING THURSDAYSWinemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom MarketGuerneville, 6-8pm, www.bigbottommarket.com, 707-604-7295ONGOING FRIDAYSMusic at Vino di Amore Tasting LoungeCloverdale, 7-9pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166FIRST 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, 707-938-900ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 23Summer Concert SeriesMedlock Ames, Healdsburgwww.medlockames.com, 707-431-8845ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERGlen Ellen Community Farmers’ MarketJack London Village, Glen Ellen, 10am-2pmwww.facebook.com/glenellencommunityfaremrsmarket, 415-999-5635TUESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERTuesday Night Farmers’ MarketSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5:30pm-dusk, www.vomcfm.com, 707-694-3611SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBERFarmers’ MarketTown Green, Windsor, 11am-3pmwww.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 17Wines & Sunsets in ParadiseParadise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, 6pmwww.prwinery.com, 707-528-9463ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9Chester Arnold: TreesSonoma County Museum, Santa Rosaww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9Santa Rosa’s ChinatownSonoma County Museum, Santa Rosawww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9Hugh Livingston Sonoma Oaks: Points of ViewSonoma County Museum, Santa Rosawww.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!15


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28New Works by Michael Hollandat Charles Creek Tasting RoomSonoma, 11am-6pm, www.charlescreek.com, 707-935-3848ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30Wild Prayer – Listening to NatureSebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol, 707-829-7200SEPTEMBER 6Envolve Winery: Taste at RamekinsSonoma, 5-8pm, www.ramekins.comSEPTEMBER 6Winemaker Dinner Series: Stone Edge FarmSanté Restaurant, Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonomawww.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000SEPTEMBER 6Jazzy After Work, Concert & Happy HourMatanzas Creek Winery, Santa Rosa, 5-8pmwww.matanzascreek.com, 800-668-5887SEPTEMBER 7Artist Reception with Rex DinglerThe Epicurean Connection, Sonoma, 6-8pmwww.theepicureanconnection.com, 707-935-7960SEPTEMBER 8Harvest Dinner & Dance at Wilson WineryWine Club Exclusive Event Healdsburg, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-4355SEPTEMBER 8Orchard Walk & Mill TourMcEvoy Ranch, Petaluma, 10am-noon, $30, www.mcevoyranch.comSEPTEMBER 8Shake Your Bun(dschu) Dance PartyGundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, 8:30-10:30pm, $20www.gunbun.com, 707-939-3006SEPTEMBER 8The Chosen Spot DinnerLuther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosawww.lutherburbank.org, 707-524-5445SEPTEMBER 84th Annual Chili Cookoff & WheelsDriven Raceway, Rohnert Park, 10am-3pmwww.chilinwheels.com, 707-217-5726SEPTEMBER 8Copacabana Harvest CelebrationPaul Hobbs Winery, Sebastopol, 12-4pm, $60www.paulhobbswinery.com, 707-824-9879x21SEPTEMBER 9Southern Style BBQFreestone Vineyards, Freestone, www.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010SEPTEMBER 9Cheesemaking & Cheese Tasting Classwith Sheana DavisCrème de Ricotta & Paneer Fall Fruit PreservesSonoma Valley Inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45www.theepicureanconnection.com, 707-935-7960SEPTEMBER 9Bone Appétit, A Celebration of Great PairingsCanine Companions for Independence, $75, $125/coupleJean & Charles Schulz Campus, Santa Rosawww.cci.org/boneappetit, 800-572-BARK (2275)SEPTEMBER 12, 26Keep on Truckin’ Wednesdays at Simi WineryLocal food trucks at the wine, wine & live music!Healdsburg, 5-8pm, www.simiwinery.com, 707-473-3232SEPTEMBER 13Jammin' at Little VineyardsGlen Ellen, 5-8pm, www.littlevineyards.com, 707-996-2750SEPTEMBER 14Chef Tables in the Vineyard withGuy Fieri & Mario BataliKicks off the 16th Annual Heirloom Tomato FestivalKendall-Jackson Wine Center, Fulton, 6-10pm, $350www.kj.com, 800-769-3649SEPTEMBER 14Artist Reception for Joyce Delarioat Balletto VineyardsSanta Rosa, 5-7pm, free, www.balletto.com, 707-5883566SEPTEMBER 14Cocktails in the GardenQuarryhill Botanical Gardens, Glen Ellenwww.quarryhillbg.org, 707-996-316616SEPTEMBER 1516th Annual Heirloom Tomato FestivalKendall-Jackson Wine Center, Fulton, 11am-4pm, $60/members, $85www.kj.com, 800-769-3649SEPTEMBER 15New Release Party at Mazzocco WineryHealdsburg, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-3399SEPTEMBER 15Summer Wine & Pizza SeriesPassalacqua Winery, Healdsburg, 5-7pmwww.passalacquawinery.com, 707-433-5550SEPTEMBER 15Flavors of FallKorbel Champagne Cellars, Guerneville, $15, $10/members11am-3:30pm, www.korbel.com, 707-824-7000SEPTEMBER 152nd Annual Lobster BoilRobledo Family Winery, Sonoma, 6-9pm, $85/members, $95www.robledofamilywinery.com, RSVP, 707-939-6903SEPTEMBER 15Harvest DinnerWhite Oak Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg, 5:30pm, $90www.whiteoakwinery.com, 707-433-8429SEPTEMBER 15Old Grove FestivalArmstrong Woods, Guerneville, 707-869-9177SEPTEMBER 15-16Kathmandu FestivalVeterans Memorial Hall, Sonoma, 11am-5pmwww.childrensmedaid.org, 707-938-1807SEPTEMBER 16B.R. Cohn Winery Classic Car Cruise-InView classic cars & enjoy wine & gourmet goodies!Glen Ellen, 11am-4pm, freewww.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064SEPTEMBER 164th Anniversary at Topel Tasting RoomHealdsburg, 1-5pm, www.topelwines.com, 707-433-4116SEPTEMBER 1617th Annual Poetry WalkDowntown Petaluma, www.petalumapoetrywalk.orgSEPTEMBER 21Ride with Deb at Dutcher Crossing WineryA casual ride through the vineyards with Debra Mathy. 9-11amHealdsburg, www.dutchercrossingwinery.com, 707-431-2700SEPTEMBER 2126th Annual Dinner with the WinemakerSeries: Carol Shelton WineryWomen in the Wine IndustryCarol Shelton, Proprietor/WinemakerInn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, $99www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788SEPTEMBER 21-23FIA World Touring Car ChampionshipInfineon Raceway, Sonoma, www.infineonraceway.comSEPTEMBER 22Harvest with the Hannas CelebrationHanna Winery, Healdsburg, 12-4pm, $60/members & guests, $75www.hannawinery.com, 800-854-3987SEPTEMBER 2220th Annual Polo in the Wine CountryWine Country Polo Fields, Santa Rosa, 1-4pm, $50/adv, $55http://2012polo.eventbrite.com, 925-465-1080SEPTEMBER 22Autumn Equinox Dinnerat Bedrock Vineyard with Joel PetersonRavenswood Winery, Sonoma, 6-9:30pm, $150, $125/memberswww.ravenswoodwinery.com, 707-933-2332SEPTEMBER 22-23Russian River Jazz & Blues FestivalJohnson’s Beach, Guerneville, 707-869-1595SEPTEMBER 23Chardonnay & CroquetSonoma-Cutrer, Windsor, 11am-2pm, $35, $25/memberswww.sonomacutrer.com, RSVP, 707-237-3489SEPTEMBER 26-302012 Sonoma Valley CRUSHHeart of Sonoma Valley Association, 11am-4pm, $35Experience Harvest, Hands-On at participating wineriesSonoma Valley, www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463LAKE/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, 866-457-5865• Sept 22: Grand Ole Time on the Train• Sept 30: Beer & BratwurstONGOING 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, 707-262-4121ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 13Lake County Sculpture WalkMiddletown Trailside Nature Preserve County Park, Middletownwww.ecoartsoflakecounty.org, 707-928-0323ONGOINGFree Concerts in the ParkTodd Grove Park, Ukiah, 6pmwww.cityofukiah.com, 707-463-6231SEPTEMBER 7An Anderson Valley Pinot Noir CelebrationLittle River Inn, Little River, 1-4pm, $50www.winesong.org, 707-961-4688SEPTEMBER 7-828th Annual WinesongVarious events & locations in Mendocino, www.winesong.org, 707-961-4688SEPTEMBER 8Acoustic Café: John Mattern BandParducci Wine Cellars, Ukiah, 6-9pm, $12www.parducci.com, 707-463-5357SEPTEMBER 8-9Kinetic CarnivaleWillits, www.kineticcarnivale.com, 707-459-7699SEPTEMBER 14-16Fabulous Flashback Car Show & Poker RunUkiah, www.earlyironofukiah.org, 707-490-5280SEPTEMBER 15Acoustic Café: The Ford Blues BandParducci Wine Cellars, Ukiah, 6-9pm, $12www.parducci.com, 707-463-5357SEPTEMBER 20Kickin’ in the Country: The Prather BrothersDowntown, Kelseyville, 7-10pmwww.visitkelseyville.com, 707-279-2304BAY AREASAN FRANCISCOONGOINGThe Walt Disney Family MuseumThe Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco415-345-6816 www.waltdisney.org• Ongoing through Sept 16: Heinrich Kley, From Fantast to Fantasia• Ongoing through Sep 28: Film, Old Yeller• Sept 8-9: Disney Discoveries• Sept 15: The Bridge on the Big Screen, Movies Starring the Golden Gate Bridge• Sept 22: Old Yeller Conversation with Ron Miller & Actor Kevin Corcoran• Sept 27 – Apr 28: Between Frames, The Magic Behind Sop Motion AnimationONGOINGSeasons SwirlFour Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, 5:30-7:30pmwww.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 14Man Ray & Lee Miller: Partners in SurrealismLegion of Honor, San Francisco, www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 14Marcel Duchamp: The Book and the BoxLegion of Honor, San Francisco, www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 14Rene Bouche: Letters from Post-War ParisLegion of Honor, 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, 415-750-3531SEPTEMBER 8Wines with Altitude at The Winery SFTreasure Island, San Francisco, www.lakecountywineries.org, 707-355-2762SEPTEMBER 13Pinot in the City by the BayGolden Gate Club, San Francisco, 6-9pm, www.willamettewines.comSEPTEMBER 15Brews on the BayS.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, Pier 45, San Francisco$50, www.sfbrewersguild.org, 12-5pmSEPTEMBER 18Hess Collection Wine EventTaj Campton Place, San Francisco, www.camptonplacesf.com, 415-955-5574SEPTEMBER 20UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Benefit ConcertFeaturing Lady Antebellum & Dana CarveyBill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Franciscofoundation@salesforce.com, 415-476-6400MARIN COUNTYONGOINGMarin Center in San Rafaelwww.co.marin.ca.us, 415-499-6800• Sept 9: EcoFair Marin• Sept 9: Willie Nelson & Family• Sept 21: Pride & Joy• Sept 22: Michael Savage• Sept 23: Crosby, Stills & NashSEPTEMBER 194th Annual Taste of Downtown San RafaelDowntown San Rafael, 4-8pm, $25www.sresproductions.com, 800-310-6563SEPTEMBER 21Golden Gate Salmon Association DinnerSausalito Portuguese Hall, Sausalito, $75www.goldengatesalmonassociation.com, 855-251-4472CONTRA COSTA COUNTYONGOINGTastings at PrimaWalnut Creek, www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780Fri: 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/membersSat: 3-5pm, $20, $10/membersONGOINGConcert Series – Music in the VineyardsHannah Nicole Vineyard, Brentwoodwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERAcoustic AfternoonsLive music Saturdays 12-3pm & Sundays 1-4pmHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwoodwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH DECEMBERFinally a FridayHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, Open until 7pmwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463SEPTEMBER 23Yoga in the VineyardsHannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwoodwww.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463LIVERMOREONGOINGWine Cave Tasting ExperienceWente Vineyards, Livermore, 4pm Sat/Sun, $10, $5/wine club membersRSVP, www.wentevineyards.com/caves, 925-456-2405SEPTEMBER 9Artist Reception: Photography by William HackettWente Vineyards, Livermore, 1-3pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2450SEPTEMBER 11Chef’s Summer Garden Tour & TastingWente Vineyards, Livermore, 10:30am-12pm, $20, $15/memberswww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2450SEPTEMBER 12Yoga & Wine EventWente Vineyards, Livermore, 5-7pm, $20www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2405SEPTEMBER 15Comedy UncorkedRetzlaff Vineyards, Livermore, 6-10pm, $30www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941SEPTEMBER 15September Release PartyMitchell Katz Winery, Pleasanton, 12-4:30pm, $20www.mitchellkatzwinery.com, 925-931-0744SEPTEMBER 22Sunset Concert on the Front Lawnwith Sage BandMcGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 5-8pm, $15www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717SEPTEMBER 22Vineyard Tour & TastingMurietta’s Well, Livermore, 1-3pm, $20, $10/memberswww.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395SEPTEMBER 29Grape Stompin’ & Wine Sippin’McGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 12-4:30pmwww.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717SEPTEMBER 29Weird Women Double FeatureChouinard Vineyards presents Lord Blood-Rah’s Nerve Wrackin’ TheatreThe Brain that Wouldn’t Die and Carnival of Souls. $20 a carload.Castro Valley, 510-582 9900, www.chouinard.com~ DISCOVER NAPA’S PINOT COUNTRY ~VISIT OUR HISTORIC LANDMARK WINERY. SAVOR OUR PREMIUMAWARD-WINNING WINES AMONG PICTURESQUE VIEWS AND GARDENS.TASTING ROOM OPEN DAILY 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM1075 BUCHLI STATION ROAD | NAPA, CALIFORNIA | 94559(800) 654-WINE| WWW.BOUCHAINE.COMSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 17


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ& MONTEREY COUNTIESONGOINGSunset Cultural Center-CarmelCarmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048• Sept 7: Ziggy Marley, Wild & Free Tour• Sept 15: An Evening with Bob NewhartONGOING 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 SEPTEMBER 30Sip, Swirl & SavorHolman Ranch Tasting Room, Carmelwww.holmanranch.com, 831-659-2640SEPTEMBER 7Wine, Art & Music WalkDowntown Pacific Grove, 6-9pmwww.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304SEPTEMBER 7-9The Triathlon at Pacific GrovePacific Grove, 831-373-0678SEPTEMBER 8Hahn Estates Annual Harvest CelebrationSoledad, 12-4pm, $45/members, $60www.hahnestates.com, 866-925-7994SEPTEMBER 82nd Annual Monterey Beer GardenPortola Hotel & Spa, Monterey, 12-4pm, $40www.peterbsbrewpub.com, 831-647-4805SEPTEMBER 8-9Capitola Art & Wine FestivalCapitola Esplanade, Capitola, 10am-6pmwww.capitolachamber.comSEPTEMBER 9Big Kahuna TriathlonSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruzwww.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590SEPTEMBER 952nd Annual Sandcastle ContestCarmel Beach, 8am-2pm, 831-620-2020SEPTEMBER 11Deadly Zins Winemaker Dinner withMichael David WineryRio Grill, Carmel, 6pm, $80, www.riogrill.com, 831-625-5436SEPTEMBER 11-16Santa Cruz County FairSanta Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonvillewww.santacruzcountyfair.com, 831-724-5671SEPTEMBER 15Harvest 101McIntyre Vineyards, Soledad, 11am, $65, RSVP, 831-649-9463SEPTEMBER 15Cherry’s Jubilee Annual Show n’ ShineCannery Row, Monterey, 5-11pm, www.canneryrow.com18SEPTEMBER 159th Annual Gourmet Grazing on the GreenAptos Village Park, Aptos, 12-4pm, $65www.sccbg.org, grazing@skyhighway.comSEPTEMBER 15-16Monterey Bay OktoberfestThe Barnyard, Carmel, 12-6pmwww.oktoberfestmontereybay.com, 831-626-3779SEPTEMBER 16Library Sunday at Taste MorganCarmel, 1-5pm, $20, $10/memberswww.morganwinery.com, 831-626-3700SEPTEMBER 20Hawaiian Luau CelebrationRoy’s at Pebble Beach, www.pebblebeach.com, 831-647-7441SEPTEMBER 21-2355th Monterey Jazz FestivalMonterey County Fairgrounds, Montereywww.montereyjazzfestival.org, 831-373-3366SEPTEMBER 24-30BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation SummitVarious locations in Monterey, www.bluefilmfest.com, 831-324-0357SEPTEMBER 2784th Annual Fiesta de los AmigosHolman Ranch, Carmel Valley, 6-9pm, $50, $35/memberswww.holmanranch.com, 831-659-2640SANTA CLARA COUNTYONGOINGTasting Room TuesdaysSanta Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, The Fairmont San Jose, San JoseWinery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pm www.fairmont.com,www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463SEPTEMBER 8Wine & Food TastingGuglielmo Winery, Morgan Hill, 4-6:30pmwww.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145SEPTEMBER 8-941st Annual Mountain View Art & Wine FestivalMulticultural celebration with live music & much more!Castro Street, Mountain View, 10am-6pm, freewww.miramarevents.com, 650-968-8378SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINSONGOINGThursday Night Music SeriesBargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pmwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11ONGOINGThe Mountain Winery Concert SeriesSaratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com• Sept 7: B.B. King with The Robert Cray Band• Sept 8: Tedeschi Trucks Band• Sept 9: Styx• Sept 11: Blondie & Devo• Sept 13: Willie Nelson & Family• Sept 14: Doug E. Fresh, Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow• Sept 18: Daryl Hall & John Oates• Sept 19: The Big Lebowski• Sept 22: George Thorogood & The Destroyers with Taj MahalSEPTEMBER 233rd Annual WoofstockThe Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 12-5pmwww.MountainWinery.com, 408-741-2822CENTRAL CALIFORNIAONGOINGSierra RailroadOakdale, www.sierrarailroad.com, 209-848-2100• Sept 8: Saturday Night Dinner• Sept 9: Sunday Brunch• Sept 22: Saturday Night DinnerSEPTEMBER 21California Wine Month Reception & Wine TastingMadera Vintners Association, CRŪ Wine Company, Madera, 6-9pm,www.maderavintners.com, RSVP, 559-706-8216SACRAMENTO VALLEYONGOINGSacramento River Trainwww.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690• Sept 15: Murder Mystery• Sept 16: Sunday Brunch• Sept 29: Sunset Special with Live Music, Beer & Wine TastingONGOINGMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsU.C. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org , 866-754-ARTS• Sept 18: Bonnie Raitt• Sept 26-29: Christian McBride TrioSOLANO COUNTYSUISUN VALLEYONGOING SATURDAYSWines by the GlassWinterhawk Winery, Fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pmLive music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977• Sept 8: Loose Blues Band• Sept 15: Used Blues Band• Sept 22: Feral MoonTHURSDAY NIGHTSDate Night at MankasTapas Bar & SteakhouseFairfield, $49/couple for a 3 course dinnerwww.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207SUNDAY NIGHTSGrand Master Tasting at MankasTapad Bar & SteakhouseFairfield, $29/ dinner & tastingwww.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15Music in the Gardensat Vezer Family VineyardSuisun Valley, 4:30-7:30pm, $19.99www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-8463• Sept 15: Rhythm MethodONGOINGCommunity Service SundaysWinterhawk Winery, FairfieldWine tasting, wine by the glass & food, 1:30-5:30pmwww.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977• Sept 9: Garage Land Rodeo• Sept 16: Rick Whedbee BandFIRST & THIRD THURSDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERWine Tasting on the SquareHarbor Square, Suisun City, 6-8pmwww.facebook.com/suisunharborsquareSEPTEMBER 12National Chocolate Milk Shake DayJelly Belly Visitor Center, Fairfield, 11am-3pmwww.JellyBelly.com, 800-953-5592SEPTEMBER 18National Cheeseburger DayJelly Belly Visitor Center, Fairfieldwww.JellyBelly.com, 800-953-5592SEPTEMBER 192009 Petite Sirah Club Lounge ReleaseVezer Family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, 6-8pmwww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-8463SEPTEMBER 22-23California Candy FestivalJelly Belly Visitors Center, Fairfield, 11am-6pmwww.californiacandyfestical.comCheck the website for more eventswww.winecountrythisweek.comEmail Your Events tocathy@WineCountryThisWeek.comFor best results, send your emails at least 6 to 8weeks prior to the date of your event. 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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS2012 Sonoma Valley CRUSH: September 26-30Experience Harvest, Hands-OnHeart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces the 2012Sonoma Valley Crush event happening September 26-30. Sixteenwineries throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will be participatingin this “Hands-On” Harvest Experience. Guests will not only get abehind-the-scenes look at what happens during harvest, but they’llhave the opportunity to get involved, hands-on.For five days, wineries will be offering a variety of harvest eventsincluding grape sampling in the vineyards, crush pad tours,winemaker lunches and more! Winery harvest events are pricedseparately and require booking directly with the wineries. Check thewebsite for individual winery events, www.heartofsonomavalley.com.The five-day festival will culminate with Weekend Harvest Tastingat 16 wineries throughtout the valley on Saturday and Sunday,September 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. TheWeekend Harvest Pass is $35 per person and will give guests accessto weekend harvest activities and wine tastings at participatingwineries tasting rooms.“We invite anyone who has ever romanticized about gettinginvolved with harvest, hands-on to come out to the 2012 SonomaValley Crush event. It’s going to be unforgettable,” said Josie Gay,Executive Director.Tickets are on sale and they are limited. The Weekend HarvestTasting Pass is $35 per person which includes a souvenir wine glassand access to event wine tastings and harvest activities. The WineryHarvest Events must be booked directly with wineries as they arepriced separately.Detailed information and tickets may be obtained online atwww.heartofsonomavalley.com or by calling 1-866-794-9463.Participating wineries include Audelssa Estate Winery, DeerfieldRanch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Kaz Winery,Kenwood Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo FamilyWinery, Moondance Cellars, Muscardini Cellars, Paradise RidgeWinery, Ty Caton Vineyards, Valley of the Moon Winery andVJB Vineyards & CellarsAbout Heart of Sonoma Valley AssociationHeart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is an alliance ofwineries and tasting rooms located on scenic Sonoma Highway wherefor a century and a half many of the vintages that have madeCalifornia wines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. Inour 10 mile stretch of the wine country, in the environs of Glen Ellenand Kenwood, you’ll find a blend of family owned and classicallybeautiful wineries filled with award-winning wines.FAMILY WINEMAKERSWineTastingof CALIFORNIA presents its 22nd ANNUAL$55 before August 20$65 from Aug. 20-Sept. 8$75 Day of EventGroup PricingSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 93-6 p.m.Festival PavilionFort Mason CenterSan Francisco225+ WINERIES Most comprehensive tasting of California wines.Showcase for small, family-owned wineries.®®TAKE-AWAY WINE SALESVisit www.familywinemakers.org for information and ticket sales. Contact us at: (415) 705-0646; tasting@familywinemakers.orgwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com19


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK20JACUZZI FAMILY WINERYOpen daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.24724 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA 95476(707) 931-7576 | www.jacuzziwines.comJACUZZI FAMILY WINERYBY MIKE HYLANDJust about every major winery in Sonoma and Napa has an interestinghistory. Many of the wineries in this area were started by immigrants toAmerica, from Germany, Italy and France. While many of the stories aregenerally “rags to riches” epics, none is more compelling than that of theJacuzzi family.You probably know the name Jacuzzi from the eponymous whirlpoolspas for which they are well known, but as Paul Harvey used to say, thisis the rest of the story:The story of the Jacuzzi immigration to America began in 1907 whenValeriano and Francesco Jacuzzi, the second and third-born sons ofGiovanni and Teresa Jacuzzi, left Italy and landed in Washington state towork on the railroad. A warmer climate with a lot less rain was in orderand the two made their way down to southern California. Several yearslater, they were joined by four other brothers and eventually all of themwent to work in the burgeoning aviation industry. Before long theywould make American history.In 1911 their father, Giovanni, skilled as a wood worker as well asvineyard farmer, joined his sons. Two weeks in America was enough toconvince him that his boys would never return to Italy. So he returned tothe homeland with son Valeriano to gather up the rest of the family, butWorld War I intervened and the trip was delayed until the war’s end.During this time, Valeriano had met Giuseppina, fell in love, married andhad their first child. In 1920, Valeriano’s new family, parents andremaining siblings departed Italy for America.Soon after their arrival in early 1921, Valeriano started working withhis brothers at their Jacuzzi Brothers factory. The brothers wereexperimenting with building airplanes in their factory, but when their firstendeavor of a monoplane crashed and took several lives with it, PapaGiovanni asked his sons to find another line of work. Shortly after,Valeriano moved his family further north and purchased a 161-acre farmin Contra Costa County.During the depression of the 1930s, Valeriano, with assistance fromhis older children, planted a portion of the open farm fields with grapes,and in 1936 he applied for a license to make wine for homeconsumption. At the time, he was limited to making just 200 gallons,about 84 cases. He planted Zinfandel, Carignane and Mourvedre, and thegrapes that he did not use for his own wines were sold for about $30 to$35 a ton!Fast forward a few more years and Valeriano is now a grandfather,planting more and more grapes on his property, until approximately 140acres were covered in winegrapes. His grandchildren often come to visit,and one in particular, Fred, takes a keen interest in the farms agriculture,the grapes, the growing process and the mysteries of winemaking.Young Fred Cline obtained a degree in Agriculture Management fromthe University of California at Davis. In 1982, with an inheritance fromhis grandfather, Fred founded Cline Cellars in nearby Oakley. Here hepreserved and restored many ancient vines sites to their rightful reign aspremier California wine lands.In 1991, Fred and his wife Nancy relocated the winery from Oakley tothe Carneros region of Sonoma County on a historic 350-acre estate withnew vineyards and facilities. While much of the cool Carneros region isSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSplanted with Chardonnay andPinot Noir, Fred pioneered theplanting of many Rhone varietalsincluding Syrah, Viognier,Marsanne and Roussanne.In 1994, the very first JacuzziFamily Vineyards wine wasproduced. Fred built the18,000-square-foot wineryacross the street from ClineCellars on Arnold Drive inSonoma-Carneros and openedits doors in 2007. The beautifulfacility is home to many greatvarietals created by winemakerCharlie Tsegeletos (pronouncedSeg-uh-let-ose) who was raisedin Northern California by Italianand Greek parents. Receiving hisdegree in agricultural scienceand management/plant sciencefrom UC Davis, he launched hiswinemaking career in 1980 atthe age of 24.Tsegeletos lets the grapesguide his style of winemaking.He works closely with vineyardmanagers to ensure that thevarietals are planted in locationsthat will provide optimal acidand sugar levels and express truevarietal characteristics. His redwines are big and dark with lotsof fruit concentration anddelicate oak nuances and hiswhite wines are bright and fresh.Fred Cline thought it wasimportant to pay homage to hisgrandparents and their siblingssince wine was always a big partof their family gatherings andgrowing many of the Rhonevarietals was a big part of theirlives. So now, instead of beingwell known just for the Jacuzziwhirlpool spas (which willalways be a part of their history),the Jacuzzi family name is nowalso well known for the wineswhich they began growing morethan 100 years ago in ContraCosta County.And now you know the restof the story!Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!21


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK22MERRYVALE VINEYARDSOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.1000 Main Street, St. Helena CA(707) 963-7777 | www.merryvale.comMERRYVALE VINEYARDSA Little History, a Lot of Fun & Great Wine!With the 2012 harvest just getting under way, it’s a great time to visit the NapaValley. For nearly three decades, Merryvale Vineyards has been welcoming guestsat the southern entrance to St. Helena with its beautiful fountain and grounds andhistoric Cask Room. The winery offers a staggering number of 90+ point wines, aterrific library of older vintages and large format bottles and the opportunity to tryunique, limited-production wines only available at the winery or as part of thequarterly wine club. Open daily for wine tasting from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.,visitors can choose from a number of Wine Experiences led by some of thefriendliest and most knowledgeable staff in the Napa Valley. Many of theseexperiences require reservations, so be sure to call (707) 963-7777 or emailtastingroom@merryvale.com to be sure of availability before your arrival.Merryvale’s Wine Component Tasting Seminar – Every Saturday, 11:30 a.m.The return of a classic! By popular demand, Merryvale is once again offeringthis seminar and has added a food and wine pairing component! Guests enjoy atour of the historic winery, followed by a tasting of five different varietal wines.Throughout the tasting, guests identify examples of wine’s basic components:tannin, acid, sugar and alcohol, as well as experience the influence of food onwine flavor.$50 per person, $40 for Profile Club membersMerryvale Historic Tour & Barrel Tasting –Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m.Come and visit the first Napa Valley winery built after the Repeal ofProhibition. From its roots as a cooperative featuring names like Mondavi and theChristian Brothers, to its rebirth as a state-of-the-art winemaking facility withalumni including Harlan, Levy and Test, Merryvale offers guests a glimpse intoNapa Valley’s winemaking past and a vision for its future. This walking tour takesa behind-the-scenes look at this historic winery along with the opportunity totaste award-winning wines culminating in a barrel tasting of a selected wine.$35 per person, $25 for Profile Club membersArtisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing – Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.This seminar experience showcases local artisan cheeses paired with a selectionof Merryvale’s award-winning wines. Guests are invited to explore the world ofwine and cheese with a wine educator and discover what makes these pairings sodelicious. Please book this popular tasting in advance as it tends to sell out.$50 per person, $40 for Profile Club membersLibrary Portfolio Tasting – Daily by appointmentThis unique tasting experience offers guest the opportunity to relax in one ofMerryvale’s private tasting areas as a wine educator presents a selection of bothvintage and current release wines. See the Merryvale Wine Library with over 25years of winemaking experience captured in limited production bottlings,verticals, and large format bottles, and enjoy wines aged in perfect cellarconditions. Designed for collectors and aficionados, this experience is not to bemissed!$75 per person, $65 for Profile Club membersIn addition, private and group tours and tastings are available seven days a weekby appointment. Call (707) 963-7777 or email tastingroom@merryvale.com.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWinesong 2012 - A New Level of Award-WinningWine, Spectacular Food, Charitable GivingCelebrity Chef, Bradley Ogden takes center stage to donate a chef’sdinner auction lot to make any foodie jealous. Chef Ogden will hostten lucky diners for an evening of cooking, bubbly and great food.Bradley’s guests will be directed to a secret location where they willhelp him prepare a fabulous meal and then sit down to enjoy thespoils of their work. Throw in some top notch Champagne and youhave a perfect, not to be missed, evening.At this year’s Winesong Charity Auction and Tasting, VIP ticketholders will have the opportunity to experience Chef Ogden’sculinary skills as they enjoy a rustic, wine country luncheon createdfrom local, seasonal ingredients. Chef Ogden’s Dinner Auction Lot isin good company joining a great list of “Hot Lots” which includes:• 1996 Chateau d' Yquem, Sauternes, double magnum (3L)In the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, Château d’Yquem was giventhe unique and unsurpassable rank of Premier Cru Supérieur,ahead of all other Sauternes, indicating its perceived superiority andability to command by far the highest prices. The wines of Châteaud’Yquem are characterized by their complexity, concentration andlongevity. In a good year, a bottle will only begin to show itsqualities after a decade or two of cellaring and with proper care,will keep for a century or more, gradually adding layers of taste andhitherto undetected overtones.• The Santa Fe Experience –Three Nights Lodging, Dinner, Restaurant Walking Tour,Cooking Class and Art Gallery Gift CertificateInspired by the long-time supporter, Michael Tyers, this lot offerswinning bidders a unique experience for two in beautiful Santa Fe,New Mexico. This lot includes three nights at the Hacienda atGarcia Street, dinner at The Pink Adobe, a demonstration stylecooking class and restaurant walking tour, and a $250 giftcertificate to Michael Smith Gallery.Winesong 2012 stands to be the Crown Jewel of NorthernCalifornia charitable events. First, the 28th Annual Winesong willoffer guests the opportunity to get an insider’s view of AndersonValley Pinot Noir on Friday, September 7th as Winesong and AVWA(Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association) present “An AndersonValley Pinot Noir Celebration” hosted by the Little River Inn. OnSaturday, September 8th, guests can stroll through the enchantingMendocino Coast Botanical Gardens enjoying a spectacular array ofwine and food from 100 highly acclaimed wineries and 50 top notchNorthern California restaurants. The spectacular wine celebrationcontinues on into the Auction Tents for the always entertaining Liveand Silent Charity Auctions.Last year’s event raised $500,000 which included the “fund a need”lot – helping the hospital retrofit the patient rooms – that brought inover $55,000 in a matter of minutes! One of the highlights of last24year’s auction was a fabulous seven-night vacation to St. Bart’s thatwent for a whopping $19,000. This prestigious event is sure to sell outas many guests come back year after year to attend a weekend like noother. A celebration of wine, food, art and best of all, giving!An Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Celebration: Meet the WinemakersFriday, September 7, 1 to 4 p.m.This exclusive event features Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley andtastes of Little River’s finest culinary offerings. The focus of thiscelebration is to provide an exclusive opportunity to talk wine withthe winemakers themselves in an intimate setting. Evaluate newwines and learn how classic Pinot Noir improves with age. Savorthese lush and elegant wines while you meet and mingle with thewinemakers at a seaside setting overlooking the spectacular PacificCoast.Wine & Food Tasting in the GardensSaturday, September 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Each year, in order to offer a wide array of wines, Winesong invites100 highly acclaimed world-class wineries to preview their newvintages. With producers coming from such diverse regions asMendocino, Napa, Sonoma, the Central Coast, Sierra Foothills,Oregon, Washington State, Italy, Chile and South Africa, the tasting istruly world-class and unprecedented in its sheer diversity. Awonderful variety of culinary fare is provided by more than 50 finerestaurants and food purveyors from Northern California. Wine andfood enthusiasts can stroll through the botanical garden paths alongthe bluffs overlooking the majestic Mendocino Coast while samplingthis bountiful fare and enjoying performances of musical ensemblesthroughout the gardens playing a variety of styles including jazz, folk,classical, zydeco and more!Silent & Live AuctionsSaturday, September 8, Silent: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Live: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.There will be lively bidding on over 200 lots featuring spectacularwines and rare hard-to-find vintages from the most prestigious wineproducers, original art from highly acclaimed artists, extravagantvacation packages, and custom-made international wine getawaypackages. Bay Area celebrity Narsai David will serve as Master ofCeremonies.VIP tickets with Celebrity Chef Lunch and reserved seating atauction are $200. General admission tickets to tasting and auctionwith festival seating at auction are $100. Winesong is produced byMendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organizationdedicated to raising funds for the Mendocino Coast Hospital.For more information and to purchase tickets, visitwww.winesong.org or call (707) 961-4688.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSOMERSTON TASTING ROOMOpen from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday-WednesdayNoon to 9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday6490 Washington Street, Yountville CA 94559(707) 944-8200 | www.somerstonwineco.com.They are also on Facebook and twitter.26SOMERSTON VINEYARDS & WINERYBY CHARLES NEAVESomerston Vineyards & Winery is more than an inviting tasting room for visitors andlocals alike, it is a winery with a rich past and a bright future.Today, far removed from the ocean, is the 1,628-acre Somerston Estate in the hills abovethe Napa Valley, a property dating back to the 1800s. It is there that vines flourish on 87carefully tended vineyard blocks and where hundreds of content, meandering sheep graze. It’salso where the altitude (between 850 and 2,800 feet above sea level) and the wide variety ofsoil types combine with cool nights, fog that lingers and warm afternoons to seamlessly makethat most crucial component of fine wine: the grape.“At Somerston we believe in sustainable farming and the intrinsic quality of our land.Our property’s magnificent valleys, steep hillsides and infinite vistas have inspired our wineand our purpose.” The vast majority of the harvest is grown on 225 acres of sustainablyfarmed vineyards on the estate, where there are also natural soda springs (hence the nameof nearby ‘Soda Canyon Road’) and several spring fed lakes dot the sprawling Estate.Open to visitors under a strict reservations only policy, the tasting room at the Estate isbeautiful, the view serene and the number of lucky tasters is strictly limited, though theproperty is available for special events (though not for weddings, this being Napa country).They also offer an all-terrain tour of the land, and if you wish they can supply a picniclunch from the famous Bouchon Bakery, part of chef Thomas Keller’s French Laundryempire.Back in the town of Yountville, their spacious, tasteful, high-ceilinged tasting room hasquickly become a haven for visiting wine lovers as well as for locals, many of whom make avisit a weekly ritual to socialize and mingle. The cheese plate they offer has also become aninstitution, offering artisan domestic and international cheeses presented with an assortmentof dried fruits and pistachios from nearby farms. At a modest fifteen dollars it is one on theregion’s most attractive bargains.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKReceive 2-for-1 wine tastingwith this coupon.Award winning wines.One of Napa’s best vineyard andproduction tours.Beautiful grounds with outdoor seatingand picnic areas.You can take a the seat at a tasting bar that is a work of art in itself,or settle into a sofa facing the fireplace. Plan ahead and you can alsoschedule a private tasting experience, or sit outside on the rooftopterrace or in the outdoor courtyard with a glass or a bottle.“Our goal here is to have people come relax with us wheneverthey are in the mood and have the time,” said tasting room managerSean Pakenham. “Of course it is about the wine, but it is also aboutenjoyment.”Many of the wines poured are Estate wines and include a nicespectrum of varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Sirah, the StornowayRed (a predominantly Merlot blend), Zinfandel and rich CabernetSauvignon. Plus, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Viognier.The wines variously bear the labels of Somerston, Highflyer andPriest Ranch, and all are made in limited quantities.“One of the best things about our winery and tasting room – inaddition to the wines– is the warm and welcoming experience ourvisitors get. People connect with those that pour the wine andeveryone seems to love the space itself, both indoors and out.”A seasonal feature at their Yountville tasting room is called“Thursday Night Live.” Every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. they havefree live music by a variety of local artists that you can listen to as youenjoy their wine and snack on food from area food trucks, everythingfrom ethnic specialties, gourmet sliders, and macaroni and cheese todim sum and noodle bowls. A perfect way to end a day in winecountry.Be sure to check their website to find out what special events –from free art receptions and holiday open houses, to cooking classes,the annual Harvest Party and theme and winemaker dinners – arecoming up.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!.reatawines.com707.254.8673 ext. 119PREMIUM 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.com27


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK28NAPA CELLARSOpen daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.7481 St. Helena Highway (Highway 29), Oakville CA 94562(707) 944-2565 or toll-free at 1-800-535-6400 | www.napacellars.comThey are also on Facebook and twitter.NAPA CELLARSBY CHARLES NEAVESome of my earliest wine country memories revolve around the wines fromNapa Cellars. Their wines, then and now, are uniformly pleasing and exceptionallywell-priced, and a visit to their tasting room in Oakville is always great fun. Evenmore fun is taking a picnic lunch or some bread and Northern California artisancheese to enjoy right outside the tasting room with a bottle of their winesurrounded by premium vines. There are any number of first-rate places to pickup your al fresco meal, both in Yountville a few miles to the south, and at thefamous Oakville Grocery just up the road.The well-crafted wines from talented winemaker and rare California native JoeShirley include a crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc and a pair of Chardonnays,plus a roster that includes Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah and two Cabs. Thetasting room structure is certainly unique – a geodesic dome by the famousarchitect and author Buckminster Fuller, with a high ceiling and a 360-degreetasting bar that is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable people who obviouslyenjoy what they do.Here, you can also try wines made under the Folie à Deux label, which includessuch diverse offerings as Pinot Grigio, Moscato, a rosé and a red blend, among anumber of others. As a friend once remarked, “It’s a great ‘two-for-one’ experience;there is something for everyone.”There are several tasting flights to choose from and all fees are priced at only $7.To fully experience classic Napa Valley style wines, become a member of theirpopular wine club which includes both Napa Cellars and Folie à Deux wines inthe shipments. You can choose the Classic Club or Reds Only – both offerdiscounts on wine and merchandise, complimentary tastings, exclusivepromotions and winery events.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK30MONTICELLO VINEYARDSCorley Family Napa ValleyOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.4242 Big Ranch Road, Napa CA 94558(707) 253-2802 | www.corleyfamilynapavalley.comWINEMAKER PROFILECHRIS CORLEYMonticello VineyardsBY MONICA L. DASHWOODChris Corley, winemaker of Monticello Vineyards, grew up on acres of vineyardin the Napa Valley. As a young boy, he remembers playing in the vineyards by theriver and getting a natural sense of things, how the vines grew lush, and how thegrapes looked and tasted each year.His father, Jay Corley founded Monticello Vineyards back in 1970, purchasing80 acres of land and during the summer months Chris worked for his father in thewinery. He started at the bottom cleaning wine barrels, making needed repairs,driving trucks to dump trash. He simply did what he was told. “With my father,there were no short cuts. I started from the ground up and learned my way to thetop, which for me was becoming a winemaker.”After high school, Chris took a brief break from the wine business to studyMarine Biology at Humboldt State University. Chris loved the ocean, biology andscuba diving, but he quickly sorted out in his mind that he wanted to return hometo begin his career at Monticello Vineyards as an apprentice, receiving invaluablehands-on training in wine education.From 1990-1998, Chris worked in the cellar, cleaning and racking wine barrels,ensuring tank sanitation, washing floors, cleaning bins and preparing harvestequipment. In 1998, he went from Master Cellar to Assistant Winemaker. Over theyears, Chris worked under three winemakers who taught him how to make awardwinning wines. The first winemaker was known for his creativity and artistry. Likea chef in the kitchen, he trusted his natural tasting abilities. He was also a fanaticfor sanitation, where cleanliness is next to Godliness. The second winemaker wasmore intellectual, more organized and relied heavily on detailed wine records anddata when measuring grapes. The third winemaker was a hybrid of the two formerwinemakers and was more cautious by nature, knowing when to take calculatedrisks at harvest time. Chris took these fantastic learning experiences and appliedhis own personal style to the art of winemaking. He looks to keep the winesconsistent, allowing for only gradual shifts in the vintages over time.As for what Chris looks for in a best-selling wine, such as their 2009 MonticelloVineyards Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon or the 2010 Monticello VineyardsEstate Grown Chardonnay? It’s balance. He wants the three dimensions savored ina good wine to find their rightful place. He wants the palate to attack through thefinish, the texture to be balanced from beginning to end, and the aromas to be insync with the dark berry fruit flavors. “When I make wine, I know in my mind’spalate what I want. How I navigate the winemaking process is the harder part.What’s the weather going to do and how we react to it, are the questions.”Chris doesn’t work alone when making wine. He relies on his brothers whomanage the winery and leans on his assistant winemaker, Rodolfo Cuevas, aprofessional partner and good friend for over 30 years. “I have spent more hourswith Rodolfo than anyone else in my life,” Chris laughed. “He taught me how todeal with adversity, he taught me about life.”Together, they make Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay,Pinot Noir and Syrah, producing 15,000 cases of exclusively Napa Valley wine inthe Oak Knoll, Yountville, Rutherford and St Helena appellations of Napa Valley.Chris hopes to be making wine for the rest of his life. “My deepest satisfactionin doing what I do is carrying the tradition of my father’s work, including a thirdgeneration of Corley’s at Monticello Vineyards. All the work we do at the winery,over 40 years, we have done together.”Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Bennett Lane Winery Launches First Winery BrandedHot Air Balloon in California Wine CountryWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSKent HansonBennett Lane Winery recentlylaunched its branded hot air balloonon its inaugural flight. For its maidenvoyage of one hour, the ballooncarried six passengers on a journeyover the Napa Valley, providing viewsof the lush pre-harvest vineyards androlling hills below fromapproximately 3,000 feet in the air.The first winery branded hot airballoon in California, the BennettLane Winery balloon was built byKubicek Balloons in the CzechRepublic. The balloon stands 67 feethigh when inflated and has adiameter of 65 feet. It took over amonth of sewing to create theballoon’s envelope, which measures142,4000 cubic feet, from 16,000square feet of special ripstoppolyester fabric. It also took twentyfivedays of dying of the fabric for thespecial grape color shade for theBennett Lane logo of grape clusters.Following the balloon landing,winery co-owner Lisa Lynchannounced the winning entry of the“Name the Bennett Lane Ballooncontest.” The chosen name, CalistogaAVA-tion, will be included on theSee Bennett Lane Hot Air Balloon, page 42Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!31


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKThe Bay View Restaurant & BarTraditional Italian Cuisine & Local SeafoodCocktails on the Patio or at the Hearthside Lounge“Dinner with the Winemaker” Monthly SeriesSaturday Night Piano BarFamily Gatherings, Banquets & Receptions WelcomeDINNER SERVED Wednesday - SundaysTHE INN AT THE TIDES800 Hwy. One, Bodega Baywww.InnattheTides.com (707) 875-2751Mount Veeder AppellationTasting, September 22Mount Veeder/Napa wines from Napa’s coolest mountainappellation will be on display at the annual Mount Veederappellation tasting set for Saturday, September 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. atThe Hess Collection. Guests will enjoy selections from nearly twodozen wineries and growers who call the mountain home.Many of the participating wineries are not normally open to thepublic, and will share limited production selections which illustratethe diversity of this rugged high elevation appellation.Tickets, priced at $60 per person, include a Riedel glass, musicfrom The Hummingbirdz, small-bite selections from Hess CollectionExecutive Chef Chad Hendrickson and the opportunity to participatein silent auctions and a raffle, featuring two offers of a Mount Veederwine cellar featuring different wineries.Among the wineries on hand will be Lagier Meredith,O’ Shaughnessy, Mayacamas, Yates Family, Lampyridae Vineyard,Robert Craig, Renteria and several more.Tickets are available directly from the wineries or atmountveederwines.eventbrite.com. The Hess Collection is located at4411 Redwood Road in Napa. Learn more about Mount Veeder atwww.mtveederwines.com.L O D G I N GLook for more lodging options onwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comNAPA VALLEYCANDLELIGHT INNPrivate baths; TV/phone and AC; two-personmarble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies ordecks; three-course gourmet breakfast, horsd’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious30'x60'; swimming pool1045 Easum Drive, Napa1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com32NAPA VALLEYPINK MANSIONThe perfect Napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room,lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting, large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi,in-room massage and facials available. 1-800-238-74651415 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga www.pinkmansion.comBRANNAN COTTAGE INNSix spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths,queen-size beds and a refrigerator. Two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisionsas well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertimevisits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings.109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.netwww.brannancottageinn.com (707) 942-4200SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERNLEDSON HOTELSLuxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated roomswith king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies.Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.comSONOMA COUNTY– COASTINN AT THE TIDESBay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub,fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available;continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.comSONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERNVINTNERS INNForty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-25844350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.comCALDERWOOD INNAn historic Victorian Inn in the heart of Healdsburg25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg 1-800-600-5444innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 707-431-1110FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEYHILTON GARDEN INN2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900Fairfieldwww.hiltongardeninn.comHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797Fairfieldwww.hiexpress.comMONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTLONE OAK LODGEWithin minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey Harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.comFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


SUISUN VALLEYThe Napa Back RoadExec Chef Peter HalikasA True Family Wineryjust 12 miles from NapaThree Wineries – Barrel Tasting – Tours – WeddingsMankas Tapas & Steakhouse by Exec Chef Peter Halikas2522 Mankas Corner Rd, Fairfield CA, 707-425-3207WWW.VEZER.COM


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK34BALDACCI FAMILYVINEYARDSOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by prior appointment6236 Silverado Trail, Napawww.baldaccivineyards.com | (707) 944-9261BALDACCI FAMILY VINEYARDSVineyards, Winemaking and Guest Experience – A Winning CombinationBY MICHELLE J. BAKERThis is what I imagine Stags Leap District to be like about 30 years ago. An unpretentious,slightly askew winery sign along the road. A dirt and gravel driveway leading through thevineyard. A cozy tasting room just a bit larger than a breadbox. And a few people genuinelyhappy you found them and quite proud to show you their wares.Welcome to Baldacci Family Vineyards, started in 1997 when Tom and Brenda Baldaccipurchased this sweet 17-acre parcel with ample hills and vales to provide the ideal setting togrow great Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2000, the Baldaccis added a 7,000-square-foot wineproduction cave in the hillside behind the tasting room. The estate vineyard now producesclassic Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon – silky-textured with ripe black fruit flavors andrefined tannins, ready to enjoy now or ageworthy up to 10 years.The highly acclaimed wines at Baldacci are the handiwork of renowned winemaker RolandoHerrera, who got his start down the trail at Stag’s Leap Cellars. Herrera went on to make wine atChateau Potelle, Vine Cliff and Paul Hobbs before returning to the Stags Leap District to workwith the Baldaccis. Herrera also makes his own wine under his own label, Mi Sueño, and has avineyard management company that manages the Baldacci’s 20-acre Carneros vineyard (plantedto Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Gewürztraminer and Merlot).Baldacci produces three Stags Leap District Cabernets in all. Their flagship wine is theBrenda’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, which is tough to get your hands on at just 180 casesproduced annually. Brenda’s Vineyard represents “the best of the best” – the best seven barrelsfrom the best vineyard block on the estate. The Black Label Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is theBaldacci’s “ambassador” wine, representing the best fruit from different blocks of the estatevineyard. Not to be missed, there’s the IV Sons Cabernet Sauvignon, a supple and full-bodiedStags Leap District Cabernet that’s ready to be enjoyed now.The Baldacci’s Carneros vineyard came on line in 2008, and now the tasting room offers a fewwines from the Carneros estate: including the 2009 Elizabeth Pinot Noir (named after Tom’smother), the 2010 Frederich Gewürztraminer (named after Tom’s grandfather), the 2009 SorelleChardonnay (named after Tom’s sisters), the 2008 Allwin Syrah (named for Tom’s grandmother)and the 2008 IV Sons Fraternity Red Blend which uses the Merlot and the Syrah from theCuttings Wharf property and blends that with the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Estate in theStags Leap District. The IV Sons wine is named after the Baldacci’s four boys – it really is all inthe family! Baldacci’s winery permit requires that visitors have a prior appointment. It’s easy toget an appointment, often on the same day, by calling (707) 944-9261. The staff will begenuinely happy to see you, and quite proud to show you their wares.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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Arroyo Dr.West St.Tulocay St.NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKJoin Judd’s Hill Winery to Bless the HarvestJudd’s Hill Winery and MicroCrush continues their tradition ofinviting the community to join in a rabbinical blessing of the harvest“It is important for us to take a moment to celebrate and give thanksfor everything (workers, weather, functioning equipment, etc.) thatbrings us a successful harvest season,” says vintner and co-ownerJudd Finkelstein. The blessing is free to attend and will take placefrom 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, October 7th, during the JewishClay StJohnAnthonyCalistoga AveFranklin StRandolph StWineries ofNapa ValleyTown CenterOlabisi/TrahanX WineryUptownTheatreRandolph StCejaCoombs StStonehedgeWinery 1313 MainUva TrattoriaItalianaVintner’sCollectiveFirst St.Second St.Brown StThird St.Fourth StFifth StMain St.Main St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Caymus St.COLE’S CHOP HOUSENapa Valley Opera HouseBack Room WinesBounty HunterRare Wine Co.CELADONNapa General StoreNAPA VALLEYWINE TRAINSoscol AveThird St.MC KINSTRYGustavo Thrace/ToolboxMasonOxbow Public MarketCa’ Momi EnotecaMark HeroldUncorkedat OxbowTASTE AT OXBOWWATERSTONED O W N T O W NN A P APlay 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 tastingsharvest festival of Sukkot. Wine and light appetizers will be served.The winery also invites visitors to picnic in their sukkah, thetraditional temporary hut constructed for the holiday, during theholiday, which falls between October 1st and 8th this year.When they are not busy hosting the community during harvestblessings, the Finkelstein family produces balanced, food-friendlywines under their Judd’s Hill label and also makes wines for otherwine enthusiasts in lots as small as a single barrel (24 cases) in theirCustom MicroCrush program.If you miss the celebration, you can always make an appointmentto come back another time for an intimate seated tasting. Or, you cancall to reserve a spot in their Bottle Blending Day Camp where, overthe course of about two hours, wine lovers are led through a blendingsession to create their own uniqueNapa Valley wine. Once a favoriteblend is chosen you will bottle, S T . H E L E N Acork, label and leave with bottlesCHARLESof your own personal cuvee theKRUGsame day. It’s a great way to takeDAVID FULTONyour wine tasting experience toBERINGERthe next level and it’s a fun outingMaterrafor singles, couples and groups aslarge as 80.To find out more about theevents, tastings, custom crush andbottle blending opportunities atMERRYVALEJudd’s Hill you can visitwww.juddshill.com or give thema call at (707) 255-2332. They arelocated at 2332 Silverado Trail,LOUIS M MARTININapa, CA 94558 and are open bySUTTER HOMEappointment only.PRAGERMADRONATamber BeyOrin SwiftCovenantSt. Helena Wine CenterADAMSSPRINGBello FamilySalvestrinTayson PierceLEWELLING AVEPRATTARGER-MARTUCCIFULTONHallPOPEFlora SpringsINGLEWOODCalafia CellarsCHARTER OAKLong Meadow RanchCorisonMilatHeitzWHITEV. SATTUIWINERY& DELIZINFANDELDel DottoRAYMONDNot to ScaleWittWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANERutherfordGroveTres Sabores &Pedemonte CellarsTO OAKVILLEFransicanGALLERONWine Country This Week PreferredOpen to the publicOpen by appointmentFleury36Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEYFood & Wine Trails’ Wine CruisesFood & Wine Trails has announced their 2013 wine cruise series,with eleven adventures hosted by top California wineries and onehosted by what is arguably Italy’s most famous winery.The 2013 California winery hosts include V. Sattui Winery,Martinelli Vineyards & Winery traveling with Foxen Winery, MiraWinery traveling with Ideology Cellars, Ramey Wine Cellars,Domaine Chandon, Sojourn Cellars, Duckhorn Vineyards, TablasCreek Vineyard, Grigch Hills Estate and Cameron Hughes Wine.On their Fourth Annual Wine Voyage, FOOD & WINE Magazinehas partnered with the Italian Super Tuscan Tenuta dell' Ornellaia.One of the few wineries in the world to receive a perfect 100/100score from Wine Spectator, Ornellaia will be providing their winesfor the onboard events including tastings and a wine-paired dinner.These cruises sail the Mediterranean between April and October,because according to Food & Wine Trails President Larry Martin, “It’sthe ancestral home to today’s wines and the best time of year to visit.”All Food and Wine Trails’ cruises include a private onboard wineprogram, and extras such as free or included gratuities, a $100 earlybookingshipboard credit and discounted or free airfare from the USto Europe. Each cruise is held on a small to mid-size Oceania Cruisesor Azamara Club Cruises ship, and is hosted by winemakers orwinery principals.Martin explains, “It’s important for us to offer great content andpersonal access to the movers and shakers of the wine-industry. Allour programs not only include private tastings of library and currentvintages, exclusive group parties and winery hosted dinners, theyalso allow the guest to visit top wine estates while in port for privatetours and luncheons. This makes each wine cruise a unique andeducational experience.”Stateroom prices for Food & Wine Trails’ 2013 wine cruises startat $1985 per person (double occupancy) with departures fromApril 21st through October 11th, 2013.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!37


NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKB CELLARS WINERY& TASTING SALONOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Reservations are required for many of the special programs.They can be made by calling the winery directly or online.Dog friendly400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515(707) 709 8787 | 1-877-229-9939 | www.bcellars.comLook for B Cellars on Facebook and twitter.TASTING ROOM OF THE WEEKB CELLARSBY CHARLES NEAVEFor centuries, cultures around the globe, particularly in European countries, have realizedthat wine and food are meant for each other. Some would say they form equal parts of theequation. As Europeans began to settle in this country, many of them brought thatphilosophy with them – a philosophy that you will find in the oldest wineries in the region.B Cellars in Calistoga eagerly embraces those ideals. Jim Borsack, co-founder, is evenknown as the Mad Chef. He has combined his decades of culinary experience with hisstudies in viticulture to create versatile wines that pair exceptionally well with his nontraditionaldishes. He may be called the Mad Chef, but it is always said fondly by those whohave enjoyed the meals he has prepared and the wines he suggests.You might recognize Chef Christina Machamer, winery chef, certified sommelier andwine educator. She was the winner of the fourth season of the Hell’s Kitchen television show,one of Gordon Ramsey’s productions. Following that, this well-travelled Culinary Institute ofAmerica graduate spent a year as sous chef at Ramsey’s West Hollywood restaurant.According to winery principal Duffy Keys, “We wanted to attract a person with solidculinary credentials who could help us convey to winery visitors the reasons for our ‘foodcentric’reputation in the culinary community.” It also might be noted that co-founders Duffyand Borsack met at – where else? – a barbecue on the Fourth of July 2002, a year before theybegan acquiring vineyard land.The wines B Cellars produces include a Cabernet Sauvignon made with fruit sourcedfrom a trio of distinguished vineyards (for their wines they draw on a total of 16 premiumvineyards). They also craft three blends: Blend 23 (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc andViognier), Blend 24 (Cab, Sangiovese and Petite Syrah) and Blend 25 (Cab and Syrah). Thenames may not evoke magic and romance; but the wines themselves do. They also make arefreshing Sauvignon Blanc and a vineyard designate Syrah Caldwell’s Kreuzer Canyon. All oftheir wines are made in relatively small lots, from 330 to 1750 cases, and are the result of theefforts of master winemaker Kirk Venge, named one of the top twenty young winemakers inthe world.You can sample these wines in their tasting room on the Silverado Trail just south ofCalistoga. The main tasting room has a comfortable Western feel to it, with lots of wood andleather and a tile floor. Outside, an expansive patio sweeps around the building, with viewsof vineyards, the hills in the distance and, right in front, a serene pond. The entire propertyis also available for special events.There are a large number of tasting options available. The Special Celebration Tasting isfor groups of nine to 25 and includes a private tour of the grounds and cellar and ends inthe Salon for a Flagship Tasting accompanied by B-Bites, as they call their mini seasonalpairing of food and wine.There is also the seated Signature Private Tasting, which includes wines not often seen inthe marketplace, paired with artisan cheese and charcuterie. The same is true of the SingleVineyard Private Tasting, where a wine educator will guide you through their single vineyardCabernets and Syrahs. Or in Wine Tasting 101 you can learn to taste wine like theprofessionals do, in a casual atmosphere, and how to best pair food and wine. For othertasting options, including the Wine Blending Boot Camp, and a Sensory Wine Tasting withChef Machamer, visit their website.In the end, whichever option you select, or if you simply stop by as you travel throughthe Napa Valley, you will find yourself in a world with fine wine, and a sensitivity to the partthat good food – and good living – plays in it all.38 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Welcome toY O U N T V I L L EFlavor! Napa Valley Food & Wine Festival, Nov. 14-18JEFFERSON STFood and Wine Festival Includes50 Chefs, over 125 Vintners, andAdds Two Days of Hands-on ImmersionsFollowing a successful 2011 debut, animpressive array of Napa Valley-basedcelebrity chefs, restaurants, vintners,sommeliers and artisan food producers areset to once again headline this year’s Flavor!Napa Valley food and wine festival,scheduled for November 14-18.Napa Valley Chef Michael Chiarello, theoriginator of the Flavor! Napa Valleyconcept, is joined again this year by fellowNapa Valley chefs such as Thomas Keller,Christopher Kostow, Cindy Pawlcyn, JeffreyJake and Masaharu Morimoto. Visitinggraduates of The Culinary Institute ofAmerica include Scott Conant, returning forhis second year, along with GeoffreyZakarian, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer,Larry Forgione and all three of his sons –Marc, Sean and Bryan – cooking a coursetogether at the opening night tribute dinnerto their father, a chef often referred to as the“godfather of American cuisine.”According to festival producer HerbKarlitz, one of the festival highlights is a twodaytasting of wines “that have and continueto put Napa Valley on the map, reachingback to the post-Prohibition wines of the’40s through the present day.”On day two, attendees experience specialtributes to legendary winegrower AndyBeckstoffer and winemaker Heidi Barrett.Tickets are on sale and the festival’s netWASHINGTONJACKSONMADISON STGirard 1 JESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMa(i)sonrySTARKEY ST29Blankiet EstateDomaine ChandonCALIFORNIA DRWASHINGTON STYOUNTVILLEWEBBER STYOUNT STHill FamilyEstateHope and GraceRASGALLERIESSOMERSTONCornerstone CellarsPage Wine CellarsYOUNTVILLE CROSS RDTo Silverado Trailproceeds support student programs andscholarships at the CIA at GreystoneCampus in St. Helena, Napa Valley.For more information, along with acomplete lineup of festival events andactivities, please visitwww.flavornapavalley.com.KeeverVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANWASHINGTON STBell Winewww.WineCountryThisWeek.com39


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WASHINGTONGRANTMYRTLEDALEWelcome toC A L I S T O G ABennett Lane Hot Air Balloon Continued from page 31Bennett Lane Winery website at www.bennettlanewinery.com andannounced on Twitter via the winery’s handle @BennettLane.“Who doesn’t love a hot air balloon? We are thrilled to be able tooffer our guests a unique way toexperience Napa Valley, with oursignature Bennett Lane Winerybrand of hospitality,” said BennettLane Winery owner Randy Lynch.Randy and his wife Lisa werejoined by special guest, WorldSeries Champion Manager TonyLa Russa, for a celebratory brunchand press conference followingthe inaugural flight.Bennett Lane Winery, inpartnership with CalistogaBalloons, will now offer standardand private flight packages forguests who would like toexperience the thrill of riding intheir hot air balloon. Private flights in the balloon are available ineither two, four or six person options and include a limousine pickupfrom an up-valley hotel prior to launch, a Bennett Lane flight jacket,and brunch at The Grill at Meadowood. Also included in thispackage is a private reserve tasting at Bennett Lane Winery followingthe flight. The prices for this package are $1999, $2399 and $2899for two, four and six people respectively.A standard flight with a group in the hot air balloon includes aBennett Lane flight hat, brunch at The Grill at Meadowood and atour and tasting at Bennett Lane that includes a picnic lunch.Transportation to and from the launch site is provided; guests mustprovide their own transportation to the winery. This package ispriced per individual and costs $339 per guest.Founded by Randy and Lisa Lynch in 2003, Bennett Lane’s offthe-beatentrack location and friendly tasting room offer visitors toNapa a “secret gem” and a great way to learn about – and try – someof Napa’s best wines in a more intimate setting. Bennett Lane’s winesinclude: a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($55); a limitedproduction Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, ($95);Maximus ($35) – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah,Malbec and Petit Verdot – “a red feasting wine”; Los Carneros ReserveChardonnay ($45); White Maximus, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc,Chardonnay and Muscat ($28) and a limited production Port-styleDessert Wine ($60).Located at 3340 Highway 128, approximately two miles north ofCalistoga, Bennett Lane’s tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to5:30 p.m. by appointment. Tours may be made in advance by calling(707) 942-6684, or toll free at 1-877-629-6272.42PETRIFIEDFORESTPETRIFIEDFOREST 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 CELLARSVengePhiferPavittCuvaison Estate WinesPaolettiBarlowBlair DUTCHHENRYSaviez128Casa NuestraDuckhornLAWLEYTONAPATOLLRD


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LAGUNA RD.SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKLakeSonomaGustafson FamilyVineyardsSTEWART’S POINTTOMENDOCINOCOASTFERRARI-CARANODUTCHER CROSSINGTOBODEGABAYTOHWY. 1FRITZ WINERYRIVER RD.MAIN ST.BOHEMIAN HWYPLAZA STHEALDSBURG AVE.WESTSIDEMonte RioTHEPLAZA101SbragiaSilver OakFamilyCellarsVineyardsJ RickardsFrick Geyser PeakPalmeriLocalsMeeker128Pedroncelli Route 128 MercuryKachinaWinery Terroirs deLORIMIERDavid CaffaroTrione VineyardsYoakim Bridge Talty FORCHINIAmphora & WineryBellaFamily Wineries Clos Du Bois DraxtonPrestonZichichiTruett KokomoHurst Papapietro Perry TRENTADUEPech PetersonRobert YoungRaymond Burr GöpfrichMerleTrattore EstateMartoranaFrancis Ford Stryker SonomaQuivira Unti Rued CoppolaLytton HawkesPassalacqua TeldeschiStation Rd. StonestreetMichel-SchlumbergerMountsMauritson Ridge/LyttonDry Creek Vineyard AmistaSprings Medlock Ames SausalJordanStuhlmullerWhite OakA. RafanelliMAZZOCCOSODA ROCK Alexander Valley VineyardsLambert BridgeSimiWILSONJohnson's HannaVineyard of PasterickAlexanderMontemaggioreManzanitaValley WinesCamellia Cellars, Davis Family, Holdredge,CreekJ Keverson, Sapphire Hills, SkewisFERRARI-CARANO’SGrove StreetField StoneSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDMichael BernardEverett RidgeSainiSeghesio PortalupiLancaster EstateLake SonomaDaVero128StarkVérité/ArchipelMAGNOLIAToad HollowIn Vino VeritasMacPhail FamilyMill CreekRoadhouseDowntown WineFoppiano CHRISTOPHER CREEKChateauThirty Four NorthRussian River Wine Co.FeliceAlderbrookLimerick LaneHawley JCBAcorn ChristieTopel ARMIDAMietzDe La MontanyaWilliamsonTwomey RODNEYThumbprintMurphy-Goode - EdmeadesHauckSTRONGStephen & Walker SelbyMATRIXLongboardJ WineLa Crema Pezzi KingVineyardsJohn Tyler WinesMerriamby BacigalupiNotablesVineyardChalk HillVML101HOP KILNUPTickRochioli VineTastingsAristaWilliams SelyemGraciannaThomas George EstatesArmstrongMuellerWoodsPorter CreekCopainKENDALL-JACKSONARMSTRONG WOODS RD.GROVEVINEDUTCHER CREEK RDYOAKIM BRIDGEWINE CREEK RD.Joseph PhelpsWALLINGChateauDianaASTI RD.CENTER STMILL STCHIANTI RD.CANYONNORTH ST.EASTMATHESONKorbel116Marimar TorresMONTGOMERYRUSSIAN RIVERGRATON RD.OCCIDENTAL RD.FreemanGOLDLittoraiWinesRIDGEDRY CREEK RD.W. DRY CREEK RD.HAYDON ST.HartfordFamilyWineryMASONGary FarrellMARTINELLIMIRABEL RD.GEYSERVILLE RD.WESTSIDE RD.MOSHINMARTINRAYVINE HILL RD.MILL STA.KINLEYLIMERICKRussian River Martini & PrattiIron Horse DehlingerRiver RoadSebastopol VineyardsGraton RidgeDutton-GoldfieldRed CarLynmarEmeritus MerryD&L CarinalliHannaEdwardsTaft Street Winery Peters Family &Occidental Road CellarsBURNSIDEEmtuEstateWATER TROUGHFREI RD.RED WINERYGEYSER’SALEXANDER VAL. RD.Sonoma-CutrerRussian HillEstateSLUSSERWoodenheadJoseph SwanPellegriniClaypool CellarsTOHWY. 101W. OLIVETSUNCEPINE FLATOLD REDWOOD HWY.STARR RDLOS AMIGOSWINDSOR RIVER RDSTARR RDSonoma CountyAirportOLIVETDeLOACHKENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERRIVER RD.12ARATA LN.BROOKS RD.LAKEWOODHEMBRE LN.101AIRPORT BLVDSHILO RD.PINER RD.FRAUGHTMARK WEST SPRINGSGUERNEVILLE RD. STEELE LN.CHALK HILL RD.PLEASANT AVE.OLD REDWOOD HWY.Old World WineryRobert Rue NovyEric KentMartinelliSiduriTara BellaHarvest MoonCarol SheltonHook & BattagliniLadderInman FamilyBALLETTOALEXANDER VALLEY,DRY CREEK VALLEY& R U S S I A N R I V E ROCCIDENTAL RD.FULTON RD3rd STFULTON RDCLEVELAND AVERAILROADSQUARELOST CANYONSTATION 1870FOUNTAIN GROVE PKWY.4th STTOSANTA ROSA/SAN FRANCISCOStarliteVineyardsVINTNERS SQUARED’ArgenzioSheldon/KrutzThe WineYardCELLARS OFSONOMA101TOSONOMAVALLEYG E Y S E R V I L L ECANYONCHIANTIWEST DRY CREEK RD.GEYSERVILLE AVE.Silver OakFrickJ RickardsPedroncelli 128 Route 128 WineryPalmeri MeekerDavid GeyserLocalCaffaro PeakTerroirsMercuryLYTTON SPRINGS RD.101MAZZOCCOTrioneClos du BoisINDEPENDENCEFrancisFordCoppola101DRY CREEK RD128TRENTADUEdeLORIMIERGEYSERVILLE RD.HEALDSBURG AVEGardenCreek RobertRanch YoungRED WINERY RDStrykerSonomaHawkesSimiJordanMedlockAmesStonestreetALEXANDER VAL RD46 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYFAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1969Best kept secret is out!Enjoy award-winning bubbly, wines and port, plusour beautiful picnic grounds with incredible views.Available for weddings & catered parties19170 Geyserville Avenue, Geyservile, (707) 433-3104Highway 101 Independence Lane ExitBring in thisad & receive20% offyour purchase!GOLD 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.com47


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK‘Ride with Deb’ through Dry Creek Valley withDutcher Crossing Winery Proprietor, Debra MathyFree and open to all levels; 9 to 11 a.m. thethird Friday of each month through October 19Enjoy a bike ride with Debra Mathy, anavid cyclist and proprietor of DutcherCrossing Winery. “I would like to invitecycling enthusiasts with a bike to join me ona two-hour scenic tour of the northern valleyvineyards,” said Debra. Starting at DutcherCrossing Winery, Debra will lead a casualride through the valley’s verdant vineyardsfrom 9 to 11 a.m. the third Friday of eachmonth, through October 19.A lover of bicycles since childhood, a bikeis Debra first choice of transportation. Herlast gift from her late father was a vintagehigh-wheel bicycle, showcased on all of thewinery’s wine labels. A replica resides in thetasting room, and on occasion she actuallyrides it! For the “Ride with Deb,” she willchoose one of her road bikes to lead the tourthrough the vines.For more information, call (707) 431-2700or visit www.dutchercrossingwinery.com.Dutcher Crossing is located at8533 Dry Creek Road in Geyserville.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.comD O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGDRY CREEK RDGrove Street WineryManzanita Creek48101GROVE STSeghesioHEALDSBURG AVE.KENDALLJACKSONCENTER STPLAZAJOHNSONCENTERLINCOLNGRANT STMILLPRINCEFITCH STStark at GaragisteHealdsburgToad HollowVineyardsPortalupi Lake Sonoma NORTH STThirty Four North In Vino WineryWine Merchants VeritasRoadhouseHawleyChateau FeliceDowntown WineRussian River Wine Co.The Wine ShopMurphy-GoodeEdmeadesStephen & WalkerLa Crema WineryPlazaMATHESONMARCH AVE.COLLEGE STPIPER STFerrari-Carano’sSEASONS OF THE VINEThumbprintWilliamson WinesHauckSelbyJCBTopelFITCH STPezzi KingWith this ad, expires 10/31/12. Certain wines excluded. Can not combne with other discounts.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKKendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato FestivalSaturday, September 15thThis is a celebration of the best that wine country has tooffer; featuring amazing Kendall-Jackson wines, delectabletomato-inspired dishes from nearly 50 chefs and foodpurveyors around the Bay Area and more than 150 differentvarieties of heirloom tomatoes that guests can touch andtaste! This year’s event expands to Friday evening andincludes a new intimate dinner experience in the vineyard; acharity fundraiser hosted by Guy Fieri and Mario Batali.KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CENTEROpen daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.5007 Fulton Road, Fulton CA 95439(707) 571-8100 | www.kj.com50JUSTIN WANGLERExecutive Chef Kendall-Jackson Wine EstatesBY: ALExANDRA CHARSLEYThe Kendall-Jackson Wine Center is a culinary destination for foodies and winelovers from all over the country offering guests wine tastings, wine and food pairingsand a beautiful tour through their on-site sensory and culinary gardens. The creativeforce behind the Wine Center is Executive Chef Justin Wangler. Come and experience aseated food and wine pairing that is as unique to wine country as the Kendall-Jacksonwines. These exceptional tastings pair limited-production wines with delicious bite-sizeportions prepared by their culinary team. Justin strives to create dishes with balancedflavors that come together to bring out the best in the accompanying wines.The gardens at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center were planted in 1997 by JeffDawson, a well-known local gardener/horticulturist and are managed by Chef MatthewLowe and Head Gardener David Gonzales. They have around three acres of gardens thatinclude: honey bees, chickens and more than 150 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.Garden tours are offered daily and feature the sensory gardens, culinary gardens,viticulture and seasonal gardens.For the daily food creations at The Wine Center, Justin finds a tremendous amountof inspiration and ingredients from their culinary gardens and local food producers. Hispairings feature fresh quality ingredients that are harvested that day from their estategarden. “We start with the wines and build the menus based on the flavor profiles of theindividual wines. Our chefs deliver and present the wine and food pairing to each guestand are always available to answer questions about food, wine and local culinaryadventures. For a chef, the idea of having access to Kendall-Jackson’s world-class winesand a superb culinary garden is a dream come true,” says Justin.The Kendall-Jackson Culinary Team helps him achieve this harmony between foodand wine, “I’m lucky to have such an accomplished staff that I can learn from,” heexplains. “You can’t be a great chef without talented people around you who really careabout food. Our work environment manages to attract the right people. It’s anincredibly inspiring place to work – we’re surrounded by amazing wines, spectaculargardens and really great people – and I think this comes across on the plate. Sometimesit’s even hard to call what we do work!”www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Wine Tasting inSANTA ROSAWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYSANTA ROSAVINTNERS SQUARE• D’Argenzio Winery• House Band Wines• Krutz Family Cellars• Sheldon WinesCLEVELANDTHE WINEYARD• Atascadero Creek• Flocchini Wines• Jazz Cellars• Shone Farm• Heritage Public HouseTOHEALDSBURG101A TASTING ROOM BY DAY…COLLEGE AVECOLLEGE AVEWILSONSOUTH TOSAN FRANCISCORILEY STTOSONOMA4TH STDUTTON AVESANTA ROSA VINTNERS SQUARED’Argenzio Winery • House Band Wines • Krutz Family CellarsSheldon Wines • The Wineyard: Atascadero Creek, FlocchiniWines, Jazz Cellars, Shone Farm, Heritage Public House1301-1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401(707) 280 4658 | www.santarosavintnerssquare.comAn Urban Winery Village: Santa Rosa's first Winery District in theheart of the Santa Rosa, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County.D’ARGENZIO WINERYOpen daily 11am-6pm, Thursday til 9pm(707) 280 4658 | www.dargenziowine.comWine Tasting & Barrel Tasting ExperienceUncorking Centuries of Artisan ExcellenceComplimentary Tasting for 2 & 10% off wine purchasePurchase of 1 bottle per guest receive complimentary barrel tasting per guestConsistently rated 91 plus point Single VineyardChardonnay, Pinot Noirs, and Syrah.Bring in this ad for a complimentary tasting for 2.OPEN FRIDAYTHROUGHSUNDAY 10AM TO4PM707.623.9621 | www.lostcanyonwinery.comA 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.OPEN TUESDAYTHROUGH SATURDAY4PM TO 10PM707.623.9619www.station1870.comin Historic Railroad Square ~ 123 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401HOUSE BAND WINESOpen Friday-Sunday 12 to 6pm or call for an appointment(707) 509-3786 | www.housebandwines.comWines to ROCK your taste buds! Latest releases are all closed with easy-to-openscrew caps…and now include new generous single-serve 375ml flex pouch(that conveniently hangs from a lanyard) for festivals and other activities.Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Mention this ad – 2 for 1 wine tastingKRUTZ FAMILY CELLARSOpen Friday-Sunday 12 to 6pm or call for an appointment(707) 536-1532 | www.krutzfamilycellars.comArtisan micro-winery featuring 90+ point wines from some of themost prized vineyards in Nor Cal – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah andCabernet Sauvignon. Several of these wines have been on Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 wines of the year list.2 for 1 wine tasting with mention of this ad.SHELDON WINES(707) 865-6755 | www.sheldonwines.comSingle vineyard, sustainably farmed, hand harvested and basket pressed.Limited productions of award winning Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir,Grenache, Graciano, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. A few specialvineyards only yield enough for a single barrel (just 25 cases).2 for 1 Wine Tasting with mention of this ad.The Wineyard: Atascadero Creek • Flocchini WinesJazz Cellars • Shone Farm • Heritage Public House1305-A Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401(707) 595-1488 | santarosawineyard.com | On Facebook!Stop in and taste a selection of over 40 wines fromSonoma County and beyond. Cheese pairings daily – call ahead.Complimentary Tasting for 2 & 10% off wine purchase.HERITAGE PUBLIC HOUSE » Come visit Santa Rosa’s newest craft beer and wine bar!Santa Rosa Vintners Square | w ww.SantaRosaVintnersSquare.comFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW 51


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKFilm Festival is a Unique Celebration of World CulturesPeople find themselves in Sonoma CountyWine Country for many things, a trip toArmstrong Redwoods, a stay-vacation alongthe Russian River, picking flowers at a localfarm or attending the annual Santa RosaInternational Film Festival. The festival runsfrom September 12 to 23. It is especiallynotable for its slow pace, unique venues,affordability and down-home charm.A cornucopia of films – more than 100from about 40 countries – gives the festival awonderful worldly flavor. The festival’sselection team viewed some 1000 films eitherabroad at various festivals and markets or attheir homes. Many films that made the finalselection come from countries that are largelyunknown to local filmgoers.Always innovative and pulsating withcreativity, the festival launches a new sectioncalled Vets Fest. This inspiring programhonors our veterans and the men andwomen in active duty. Highlights include theCalifornia premiere of The Long Ride Home(Sunday, September 16) – the story of Sgt.Kevin Mincio’s 4200-mile ride, honoring thesacred promise he made to his friend andfellow soldier, Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams ofSanta Rosa who died in Iraq in 2007. VetsFest includes a downtown parade in SantaRosa led by Patriot Riders, nine films, paneldiscussions with veteran farmers, musiciansand artists, and a Veterans Art Show.In the festival’s Arts in Film section,Alexander Sokurov’s masterpiece TheRussian Ark (Sunday, September 23) is thestory of a 19th century French aristocrat whotravels through the Russian State HermitageMuseum encountering historical figures fromthe last 200+ years. There will be adiscussion about the art collection housed inthe Hermitage with Sonoma State ProfessorBruce Elliott, a Russian art and photographexhibit and a traditional Russian buffet.The festival launches innovativecollaborations with Redwood EmpireChinese Association, Filipino AmericanCommunity of Sonoma County, Fort RossConservancy, Social and EnvironmentalEntrepreneurs (an irresistible fleet of citizenfarmers), Farmer Veteran Coalition, VeteransHelping Veterans Endure, among others.52These immersive, interactive programsinclude films, art shows, live music ethniccuisine and dialogue.Deerfield Ranch Winery in KenwoodSonoma Valley returns as the exclusivewinery host venue where films screen insidethe Grand Room Cave and outside under thestars. Food is culture and casual, intimate,family style dining at DRW is a huge drawduring the festival. Food vendors (one pernight) are creating menus inspired by thefilms’ countries of production – China,Taiwan, France, India, Spain, Philippines,In association with Redwood Empire ChineseAssociation and Wu Academy, Starry Starry Nightscreens September 14 at 8 p.m. at Deerfield RanchWinery. Festivities include a lion dance, Chinesemusic and cuisine.Sonoma County artist Gerald Huth’s art piecewas inspired by the film Broken Tail,the story about a tiger who leaves a preservein India searching for a mate.Septeber 19, 6:45 p.m.6th Street Playhouse, Santa RosaUSA, Kazakhistan and Argentina. Localvendors are Yum Yum Bistro Trolley, BayLaurel Catering, The Strudel Guy, Willibird,Mommy’s Yammys, Bear Korean Restaurantand Republic of Paradise Catering. DeerfieldRanch wines are sold by the glass or bottle.Please no outside alcohol or food. Bring lowbackedchairs and warm clothing.Visit the website www.sriff.org forprogram details, call the office (707) 935-3456 for advance tickets or emailwcfilmfest@aol.com. Printed programs areavailable at each festival venue.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSVineyard Tours Now Available At Meadowcroft WinesEvery Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. MeadowcroftWines is offering Vineyard Tours of the 18-acre Pinot Noir vineyardson the property. Discover why the Carneros region is the perfect spotfor Pinot Noir growing while you enjoy the fruits of the vine in yourglass during your tour.The Vineyard Tours are led by a knowledgeable staff member atthe Meadowcroft Wines tasting room located at CornerStoneSonoma, 23574 Arnold Drive/Hwy 121 in the Carneros region ofSonoma. The tour is $15 per person and also includes wine tasting.Reservations for the Vineyard Tours are recommended. For moreinformation, visit www.meadowcroftwines.com.“Our tour guests will learn the dynamics of growing one of theworld’s most sought after grape from soil and root to leaf and berry,”says Meadowcroft tasting room manager Phyllis Hyland. “Giving ourguests hands-on information about the varietal, why Carneros is animportant growing area for Pinot Noir, and discussing the variousstages of seasonal growth, with the end result being one of our mostpopular wines, has become an extremely popular feature at ourtasting room.”Individuals and small groups are invited to take part in theweekend tours by calling the tasting room for a reservation at (707)934-4090. Guests are also encouraged to bring a hat and dependingupon the time of year, a jacket as well. The Vineyard Tours willcontinue into the autumn months with cooperating weather.Tom MeadowcroftMeadowcroft Wines includesthe Meadowcroft, Thomas Henryand Foyt Family labels. Thetasting room is located within theCornerstone Sonoma (www.cornerstonesonoma.com) complex thatfeatures 24 world-class gardens, art galleries and cutting-edge designshops all set among acres of vineyards. The tasting room is open dailyfrom 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The venue is available for private parties,private tastings, wine dinners and other events. With plenty of freeparking at Cornerstone Sonoma, the area is a perfect setting for anytype of event, both indoors or outdoors. For information or to makereservations, call (707) 934-4090.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 53


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISThe Birthplace of California WineTaste with The Count • Beautiful Picnic AreasFor updates onWhat’s Happeningin Wine Country,sign up for our emailnewsletter atwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeJack LondonState ParkBENNETT VALLEY RD.Paradise 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 AVELAWNDALESt. Anne’s CrossingFamily WineriesLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDHKGESTATEWINESDeerfield RanchDUNBAMAYOFAMILYW. SPAIN ST.LandmarkVineyard12CHATEAU ST. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDTHEPLAZAKundeTRINITYArrowoodCAVEDALEHanzellKazMOON MTN4th EADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANImageryRDPetroniVineyardsKenwoodRavenswoodGEHRICKERDSEBASTIANILOVELL VALLEY RD7th STLN.CASTLE RD. VINEYARDTONAPA VALLEYOLD WINERYRDSugarloafState ParkSONOMAV A L L E YW I N E R I E SAkoma ZoumeSONOMA PLAZACHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECABRYTER ESTATESERIC K JAMES VINEYARDSAdobe RoadEnvolveGlenLyonHawkesHaywoodHighway 12 WineryRocheSojournSpannTwo AmigosWaltWestwoodBartholomew ParkBUENAVISTAFaveroTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116Parmelee HillBONNESSSCHUGTOSAN FRANCISCOPETALUMARobledoFamilyCARNEROS ESTATEBONNEAUGLORIA FERRERCLINELEVERONI ROADAnabaBonneauFREMONT121JACUZZIVIANSA5th ST WESTBROADW AY37CaveLarsonFamily5th ST EASTCELLAR DOOR12CORNERSTONE SONOMAMEADOWCROFT WINESFoyt Family WinesKeating WinesRam’s GateR2EAST NAPA STDENMARK STNAPA ROADMacrostie121218th ST EASTGundlach-BundschuScribeBURNDALEKamenTin BarnCARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryGofesselTONAPANot to ScaleTOVALLEJO54 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSebastiani’s Summer Music Series Every Friday Through SeptemberIn addition to great wine andmusic, the series also features anincredible array of food fromsome of Northern California’s toppurveyors. The first three Friday’sof each month are catered byMongo’s BBQ, the winner of the2012 Geyserville May Day RibCompetition. The last Friday ofeach month is Sebastiani’s Food Truck Friday, a fun event that givesSonomans access to some of the Bay Area’s best gourmet food trucks.Sebastiani wines will be available by the glass or by the bottle.Water, soda and juice are also available for purchase. Due to ABCrequirements no other alcohol can be brought onto the Sebastianigrounds.Each concert runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Children and dogs arewelcome! For more information, contact the Sebastiani tastingroom at (707) 933-3230. The tasting room at Sebastiani Vineyards& Winery is located a few blocks from the historic Sonoma Squareat 389 4th Street East in Sonoma. They are open daily from10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, give them a call at(707) 938-5532 or visit the website at www.sebastiani.com.2012 Friday Music Line up• Sept. 7 Adam Traum – rockin Americana blues at its best• Sept. 14 Rett Hamer Blues Band – pure unfiltered blues• Sept. 21 BackTrax – rocking hits from the ’60s, ’70s & ’80s• Sept. 28 The Rolling Blackouts – funk and R&BFood Truck Friday• September 2856Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Wine Tasting on historicSONOMA PLAZATaste award-winning local wines at18 Unique Tasting Rooms all within walking distance!HAWKESROCHE WINERYWEST SPAIN STREETADOBE ROADWINERYCHARLES CREEKVINEYARDS˝WEST NAPA STREET1ST STREET WESTWALTHISTORICSONOMA PLAZAWESTWOOD WINERY HAYWOODTWO AMIGOSBRYTER ESTATES˝ENVOLVE WINERYMAPLE STREETSonomaEnotecaBROADWAY˝VISITORCENTERSONOMAENOTECAR2 WINECOMPANY1ST STREET EAST˝LEDSONHIGHWAY 12 WINERYEAST NAPA STREETKAMEN WINES Della SantinaENOTECA˝SPANN SOJOURNVINEYARDS CELLARSPATTEN STREETEAST SPAIN STREET˝ERIC K JAMESVINEYARDSWINE 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 Tasting57


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKGloria Ferrer Winery Partners with WillMar Family Grief & Healing CenterBeginning in 2011, Gloria Ferrer became the first full participantin WillMar’s Winery Partnership of Hope & Healing. In addition tothe annual sales of the Bluebird nesting boxes, Gloria Ferrer hostedWillMar’s 2012 Celebration and Fundraiser – Nantucket in the Caves(a Lobster Feast) last March – a fabulously fun and successful Galaevent. Just recently, Benziger Family Winery joined this wonderfulfunding partnership and the next Gala event will be held at theirGlen Ellen winery in March of 2013!Gloria Ferrer has donated the proceeds of both of these rare anddelicious Carneros Pinot Noir bottlings in support of WillMar FamilyGrief & Healing Center’s fundraising efforts for bereaved childrenwithin Sonoma Valley and surrounding areas. Each bottling willconsist of only 100 cases of this very special vintage.Currently, “futures” for the 2014 distribution are being sold of thespecial, highly limited vintage of Gloria Ferrer 2011 WillMar ArtistSeries Pinot Noir. What is extraordinary about this entire venturewith Gloria Ferrer is that although this wine will not be released until2014, Gloria Ferrer generously offered WillMar an advance of$25,000, in anticipation of sales of the 2011 vintage, knowing thatthe children and families are in need of healing support now. This istruly something special!As some of the 100 cases of this exclusive Gloria Ferrer Carneros2011 Pinot Noir “futures” are still available at the Gloria FerrerTasting Room. Family, friends and community are encouraged topurchase futures of this estate Carneros wine before they are allreserved.The original artwork from WillMar’s Artist Series will grace thebottles with label artwork designed by young, talented WillMar artists.Posters of this artwork are also available for sale in the tasting room.WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center, (founded as WillMarCenter for Bereaved Children in 2000) provides a safe, healingenvironment and compassionate support for youth and their familymembers grieving a death, or suffering through the trauma of livingwith a family member with a life-altering illness or injury. Using thepeer support group model and emphasizing the expressive arts,WillMar Center helps children and teens aged 3 ½ to 19 and theirfamilies as they progress through the healing process after acatastrophic loss. At the end of our WillMar’s 2011-12 program year,the Center’s free in-house programming served 211 youth throughweekly and bi-weekly peer support groups. Of the youth served thispast year, 81 percent lived within Sonoma Valley while 19 percenttraveled from areas as far as Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol,Healdsburg, Kenwood, Petaluma, Novato and Napa.Gloria Ferrer is located at 23555 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA95476. For more information, call (707) 996-7256.TOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONST. FRANCISLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.MacLeodLAWNDALESt. Anne’s CrossingParadise RidgeTy Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu, En GardeB WISEVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardKazCHATEAU ST. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkDeerfield RanchKundeA Taste of Italiain Sonoma ValleyItalian Piazza • MarketplaceDeli • Wood-fired Pizza OvenGelato & Gourmet Chocolate BarSonoma Valley Tenors perform Saturdays & Sundays, 2-2:30Daily 10am to 5pm • 60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood, CA • 707.833.230058Jack 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 VALLEYWISDOMsold 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.13th Annual Porsches at the Palace, Sept. 30Steve Ledson, founder of Sonoma Valley’s LedsonWinery & Vineyards is pleased to present Porsches atthe Palace. Porsches at the Palace will showcase thebest of the vintage vehicles during the 13th annualPorsche aficionado event. The German sports car hasdevoted fans, drawing large crowds at one of theLedson Castle’s biggest events of the year. LedsonWinery will host the car show on Sunday, September30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.The winery has recently won some incredible awards,including Sweepstakes for the 2010 Russian River ValleyPinot Noir, Best of Class for the 2010 Napa ValleySauvignon Blanc and a long list of Gold Medals. TheGourmet Marketplace is filled with custom Ledson oliveoils and mustards and is well known for their delicioussignature sandwiches and salads.Local builder, philanthropist and fifth generationSonoma winemaker Steve Ledson founded LedsonWinery & Vineyards in 1993.The winery is located at7335 Sonoma Highway in Kenwood and is open dailyfrom 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the winery at (707) 833-2330 or visit the website:www.ledson.com. When in Sonoma, stay at the Ledson Hotel located on Sonoma’s historic plaza for theperfect wine county weekend, bistro dining and a critically acclaimed Sunday brunch; it’s a launching padfor everything wine country.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com59


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The 16th annual Steele Wines Harvest Festival will be held from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, andwill feature wine, food, art, entertainment and more.Famous for its grape-stomping competition for kids and adults,the two-day festival offers a barbecue served by the local 4-H Club, aswell as several vendor booths with plentiful food, fine art, arts andcrafts, and other unique souvenirs and gifts. In addition, variousmusicians will perform both days.Tasting of the Steele Wines collection from Lake County vineyardsalso will be available throughout the weekend, and tasters will gohome with a Steele Wines logo glass.Children are welcome to attend the event and hang out in the kids’corner, featuring face painting, storytelling, kids’ crafts and more.Sponsored by Steele Wines and held in conjunction with theHarvest Festival, the 22nd-annual Vineyard Run for Literacy will takeplace Sunday, October 14. A benefit for the Lake County LiteracyCoalition, the 5K/10K run and the 5K walk begin at Steele Wines,with a course along autumn-colored vineyards and orchards.Registration is at 8 a.m. Sunday, and the race starts at 9 a.m. Theentry donation is $20 per person and $30 per family.Steele Wines is located at 4350 Thomas Drive at Highway 29 inKelseyville, California. The tasting room is open Monday throughSaturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Steele WinesShannon Ridge Family of WinesOpens New Tasting RoomShannon Ridge Family of Wines has opened a new tasting room inthe High Valley Appellation of Lake County. Located on Highway 20in the town of Clearlake Oaks, the tasting room gives Shannon RidgeFamily of Wines greater visibility and access. “Our goal is to make thenew tasting room a real expression of the agriculture of Lake County,”stated Clay Shannon. “Of course we’ll have wine tasting, but we alsoplan to offer our grass-fed lamb, fresh produce, a gourmet deli and astore with fresh-brewed coffee and homemade ice cream.“We expect the tasting room to be the go-to place for locals whoare shopping for produce or dinner supplies,” continued Shannon,“and for visitors to Lake County who are looking for a taste of greatwine and a gourmet sandwich.”The new tasting room is located at 13151 East Highway 20 inClearlake Oaks and is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For moreinformation, call (707) 998-9656.The Shannons are committed to preserving their land, not only forthe great vineyard sites but also for the bear, elk, mountain lions andother creatures which live there. Of the approximately 1,400 acres onthe ranch, only about 35% have been converted to vineyards. Thebalance of the land has been preserved for the wildlife which wandersthrough the property from the expansive wilderness area to the northand east. The vineyards were carefully planned out, leaving corridorsopen to migrating animals and to protect sensitive nesting areas.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESSteele Wines Harvest Festival & Vineyard Runor the Steele Wines Harvest Festival, call (707) 279-9475 or visitwww.steelewines.com. For more information on the Vineyard Run forLiteracy, call (707) 263-7633.Lake County’s winegrowing regions span vast, diverse terrainshaped by both volcanics and tectonics. Its high elevation, intenseclimate, and distinct soils combine to produce wines of high qualityand character that have continued to gain impressive industryrecognition. Visitors to the area experience these award-winningwines in casual tasting rooms that reflect the area’s friendly, relaxedlifestyle. Lake County is part of the North Coast appellation alongwith neighboring regions of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, andwithin Lake County are five designated appellations: Benmore Valley,Clear Lake, Guenoc, High Valley and Red Hills.Truly Historic,Truly Delightful,Truly HoplandOPEN DAILY 10-510400 South Hwy. 101 Hopland CA 95449(707) 462-6666 | (877) 462-066661


VineyardsChouinardWinery &WestoverKITTY HAWK RDMAIN ST SANTA RITA ROADSAN JOSE,TO& SALINASKALTHORDAVE.FF COMMARROYOEckertEstateMuriettaÕsWellMINESVASCO ROADGREENVILLE ROADWine Tasting inLIVERMORE VALLEY Wine CountryCome to McGrail Vineyards for Sunset Concerts, Grape Stompin’Wine enthusiasts can admire the breathtakingviews of a 16-acre Cabernet vineyardsprawled along Greenville Road, perfectlysituated on top of a hill in Livermore.McGrail Vineyards and Winery specializes in100-percent, estate-grown CabernetSauvignon.McGrail won the Sweepstakes Red WineAward from the San Francisco ChronicleWine Competition this year for its flagshipwine, the 2008 McGrail Vineyards CabernetSauvignon Reserve.“We farm it to the highest degree forquality. We drop fruit several timesthroughout the year and we strive for thebest fruit possible,” said Heather McGrail,McGrail Vineyards and Winery President.Sunset Concert on the Front Lawn with SAGE Band – Saturday, September 22nd, 5-8pmSAGE is coming back to McGrail for a sunset concert on the front lawn. Bring yourdancing shoes, lawn chairs and blankets. Join them for a fun evening of fabulous music,delicious pizzas by Soleil Pizza, award-winning wine by McGrail and a gorgeous sunset.Because Soleil Pizza will bring in their gourmet wood-fired pizzas, there is no outsidefood or beverages this evening.$15 per person entry feeGrape Stompin’ and Wine Sippin’ – Saturday, September 29th, 12-4:30pmCome out to McGrail to see all of the fun during Harvest. Partake in some “I love Lucy”action by Stomping grapes. Grab a friend and race to fill the bottle first. Fullest bottle in30 seconds wins the prize. Once you are done stomping be prepared to get your purpletoes on a t-shirt and decorate your keepsake t-shirt. $15 per person for stompingJim and Ginger McGrail opened McGrailVineyards and Winery in 2008 with the helpof their daughter, Heather McGrail. TheMcGrails have been growing grapes for thelast 12 years for the Steven Kent Winery. In2009, they hired Mark Clarin as winemakerand the rest is history.“We use the time honored method ofproducing wine; start with good grapes anddon’t mess it up,” Heather said. “Our wineryis all about fun, family and friends.”She says besides sampling the awardwinningwines, guests always have theopportunity to meet someone from thefamily at the winery on any certain day.The tasting room is open Friday throughMonday and by appointment Tuesdaythrough Thursday. They offer privatevineyard tours as well as private tastings forgroups or events. For more information, call(925) 215-0717 or visit the website atwww.mcgrailvineyards.com.TOFRANCISCOSANTOSACRAMENTO580PALOMARES ROADDublinLIVERMORE VALLEYTRI-VALLEYCONVENTION& VISITORSBUREAULittleValleyPleasantonW I N E R I E SVALLEY AVEMitchell Katz84VINEYARDPORTOLA AVE.L St.Livermore(Blacksmith Square)John Christopher CellarsHOLMES ST.Las PositasFIRST STREETWinemakerÕsPourhouseS. LIVERMOREPACIFICRetzlaffRodrigueMolyneauxEAST AVE.Page MillLavishLainesTHE SINGINGWINEMAKER&ConcannonKent Darcie580Ridge CudaRyhan &TOFOOTHILLSSIERRAStony Ridge & Rios-Crooked Vine LovellHiddenROADTESLA CreekKent StevenLaRochelleNottinghamOccasioLongevityTam‡s & WentePATTERSON PASSCedar MountainGarrŽel SolLUPIN ROADPurpleOrchidInnBodegasAguirreCROSS ROADEagle RidgeVICTORIALesnes ChBoaventuraMarr CellarsBERNAL AVE.Ruby HillWETMORE RDPalomares VineyardsSunolKILKARE RD.680EllistonVineyardsFenestraWineryISABEL AVECoyneThomasWineryWineryVineyardsWenteRestaurantCenterVisitorsGolf CourseandFamily Wood Vineyards*MTN. CEDAR RDBent Creek WineryWineryCrane WhiteMcGRAILVINEYARDSRed FeatherWineryWhite House WineryBigEvans JohnR. CharlesVineyardsTenuta Vineyards84MAINVALEn GardeLECI TOSNILES CANYON ROADON62www.WineCountryThisWeek.comMONTEREY/CARMEL


SAN FRANCISCOROAD CLOSEDAVENUE DAVENUE EROAD CLOSEDAVENUE HAVENUE IAVENUE MAVENUE NOAKLANDMusical Wine by The Singing WinemakerBY KIMBERLY HORG-WEBBMusic and wine lovers can have the both of best worlds by tastingmusically inspired wines with live music by the singer/winemakerwho goes by the name: The Singing Winemaker (aka Steve Powell).Steve’s signature wines are his red varietals but he offers every typeof wine ranging from Dolcissimo, a musical term meaning “verysweetly” for a Cabernet Sauvignon blush; a white Scherzando,(musical term for playful) for his, light summer white wine; a tawnyPort; a late harvest Zin dessert wine along with peach, raspberry andalmond sparkling wines. “We focus on red but provide wine for allpalates, there is something in the tasting room for everyone,” he said.“We have great wines and the best wine tasting experience.” TheSinging Winemaker has not released a new red wine in a year, so thissummer he is back in action, releasing six wines. Each will have arelease party during the summer with wine and food pairings forguests and of course, music for every age and taste performed by TheSinging Winemaker.Many of his wines have musical names including his Harmonyblend made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Old Vine Zinfandel.The Singing Winemaker’s popular Melody which is a blend of Malbecand Tempranillo is always a crowd pleaser along with another favorite,Amador County Barbera, which is a robust Italian varietal.2 for 1TASTINGwith this adWine Tasting onTREASURE ISLANDAVENUE OF THE PALMSTheMagicCarpetGreatLawnIslandMarket& Deli/VisitorCenter9TH STREETCALIFORNIA AVENUEWINERY SFTreasure IslandBar & GrillTO I-80/BAY BRIDGESAN FRANCISCO/OAKLANDBODEGA WINE ESTATES:Knightswood, Just JoshinStein Family WinesHoffman Family Cellars11TH STREET4TH STREETTreasureIslandWinesTREASUREISLANDOasis Cafe13TH STREETThe FatGrapeWineryThe Singing Winemaker will take you on a journeywith Great Wine, Great Music and a Great ExperienceA unique tasting experience celebratingTruth, Beauty and Goodnessthrough Wine, Music and Art!Open Friday‐Sunday from 12 to 5pmExtended hours often in the summer.Private tasting and pairings areoffered by appointment.5143 Tesla RoadLivermore, CA 94550(925) 606‐WINE (9463)www.thesingingwinemaker.comTREASURE ISLANDBODEGA WINE ESTATES751 13th Street at Avenue I, Treasure Island, San FranciscoFri, Sat and Sun from 1 to 6pm, 415-525-4154Free tasting for two with adA collection of family wineries – the venue promises a trulyunique and enjoyable wine tasting experience withspectacular views of the City. Bring your lunch/picnic to enjoywith wine on the terrace.Knightswood wines are crafted to allow them express the natureof the vineyards' locale, giving voice to the elements of sun, windand rain unique to each.Stein Family Wines – Got honest wine? We do. Our wines celebrate being aliveand show life’s creative essence. We make sure the folks who grow and make itenjoy some of its dreams, too. Why? Because fair is fair. Great wines made theright way: steinfamilywines.com/donations.THE WINERY SF200 California Ave. Bldg 180 N, Treasure Island, Daily 12pm-5pm415-SF -JUICE • www.winery-sf.comThe Winery SF brings the California wine experience to SanFrancisco. It's 20,000 sq. ft. winery, tasting room, and event centerallows visitors to experience the winemaking process first-hand whileenjoying award-winning wines from Napa, Sonoma, and beyond.Tours available by appointment.MarketVisitor CLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 63


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A Taste of MontereyThird AnnualPinotfest Beach PartyOn Saturday, September 29, the second annual Pinotfest isbeing held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the newly renovated Del MonteBeach House in Monterey. There will be over 20 vintnersoffering tastings of their classic Pinot Noirs, with white and roséwines available as well. Along with one of the best views of theCalifornia coastline and superb wine tastings, there will bedelicious tri-tip barbecue, beach party festivities, music,dancing and a silent auction. The silent auction is made up ofitems donated by the participating vintners and various otherbusinesses, with all proceeds of the auction going to HopeCenter Monterey; a nonprofit food pantry whose mission is toprovide people and pets in need with food.The aim of Pinotfest is to present, highlight and promotePinot Noir wines of Monterey County and beyond. MontereyCounty is home to more than 7,500 acres of Pinot Noir, themost planted red grape variety. The varying soils and microclimates makes Monterey County very well-suited to produceworld-class Pinot Noir. With its proximity to one of the world’sgreat Pinot Noir wine regions, coupled with natural beautyand the area’s attractions, event organizers believe thatMonterey a natural choice to locate a Pinot Noir-themed wineevent.The Hope Center Food Pantry in Monterey has beenfounded to provide groceries and pet food for neighbors inneed. The Hope Center Monterey is run completely byvolunteers and is the only food pantry on the MontereyPeninsula to provide pet food. “We believe that keepingfamilies together, with their pets, and fed, even in the toughestof economic times is the best way we can keep our communitystrong, happy and safe.” For more information on the HopeCenter, visit www.hopecentermonterey.org.The following vintners are participating in the secondannual Pinotfest: Bernardus Winery, Chock Rock Vineyard,Cima Collina, Comanche Cellars, Cru Wine Company, DeTierra Vineyards, Figge Cellars, Holman Ranch Vineyards,Joyce Vineyards, La Rochelle Winery, Manzoni Estate Vineyard,Michaud Vineyard, Montoya, Muirwood, Oh Wines, OtterCove, Paraiso Vineyards, Pelerin Wines, Talbott Vineyards,Tondre Wines, Silver Moutain, Ventana Vineyards and Wrath.Tickets are $50 For Monterey Wine Club Members, $55 inadvance and $70 at the door. For more information or topurchase tickets, visit www.pinotfest.com.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SANTA CLARA/SANTA CRUZ/MONTEREY COUNTIES6-6-12WCTW S2S Ad-Julyvert. 3.75”w x 6.25” hLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 65


SANTA CLARA/SANTA CRUZ/MONTEREY COUNTIES | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKGourmet Grazing on the Green Food & Wine FestivalThe 9th annual Gourmet Grazing on the Green, a fabulous festivalfeaturing the best local food, wine and beer, supports the Santa CruzCancer Benefit Group. The Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group is anon-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life forpeople living with cancer in the Santa Cruz community. Working witha dedicated group of volunteers and partners the organization raisescommunity consciousness through events and outreach and providesvital financial support for several Santa Cruz beneficiary organizationsLibrary Sunday at Taste Morgan– Back By Popular DemandBack by popular demand for one day only! Don’t miss the uniqueopportunity to taste older vintages from Morgan’s cellar.Sample four wines from the library handpicked by winegrowerDan Morgan Lee and winemaker Gianni Abate at this event onSunday, September 16, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Taste Morgan in Carmel.The cost for this special tasting is $20 and only $10 for wine clubmembers.The four Morgan varietals that will be featured at this tasting arethe 2006 Monterey Metallico “Un-Oaked” Chardonnay, 2003 “HatTrick” Double L Vineyard Chardonnay, 1989 Carmel Valley Cabernetand the 1991 Monterey Reserve Pinot Noir.For three decades, Dan and Donna Lee and their Morgan labelhave been synonymous with artisan, vineyard-centric wines from theSanta Lucia Highlands and Monterey. The Taste Morgan visitors’center brings the family’s history and craft to life through a relaxedtasting experience. At Taste Morgan, you can sample the latestvintages, many of which are only available “at the source.” TasteMorgan also boasts a unique collection of wine-oriented gifts.Taste Morgan is located in the Crossroads Carmel, Rio Road atHighway One, open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For moreinformation, call (831) 626-3700 or go to www.morganwinery.com.including Hospice of Santa Cruz, Jacob’s Heart Children’s CancerAssociation and University of California at Santa Cruz.Held at beautiful Aptos Village Park on Saturday, September 15thfrom 12 to 5 p.m., Grazing on the Green is a fun-filled day of finewine, excellent food, locally crafted beers and live music! Spend theafternoon sampling the delicious flavors from dozens of the finest localrestaurants and local wineries as well as breweries. Also, Santa CruzCancer Benefit Group is honored to welcome attendees to meet andgreet the beneficiaries who are special guests at the event.Beneficiaries include Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Jacob’s HeartChildren’s Cancer Association, Katz Cancer Resource Center, WomenCARE Cancer Advocacy and University of California at Santa Cruz.Ticket prices include food, wine and beer tastings all day. Plus awine glass. By purchasing a $65 ticket to this food and wine festival,attendees are raising funds for the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group(SCCBG) while getting to attend a fun day for foodies and winelovers.There will be a huge selection of Santa Cruz restaurants andlocal wineries and breweries that are participating in the 2012 eventas well as local farmers who have donated produce for the GourmetGrazing event; this list includes Coke Farms, Route One, EarthboundFarms, New Natives and Watsonville Coast Produce.Tickets include admission to the event, special souvenir wine glass,and a day of food, wine and beer tasting. Purchase tickets online or atlocal New Leaf Markets. If you know a few people who want toattend, take advantage of group discounts: ten tickets for $500.TO MONTEREYBoekeoogenPessagnoRIVER ROADWrathRIVER ROAD68GONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIEMarilyn RemarkMAIN STREETTaste of MontereyDe TierraTO SAN JOSE101GonzalesALTA STManzoniBlackstoneRay FranscioniSalinasSALINASVALLEYW I N E R I E SFOOTHILLParaiso SpringsVineyards(PAVED ROAD)HAHN SLHESTATESMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYFORT ROMIE ROADPARAISOSPRINGS RDG17VentanaLOS COCHESARROYO SECO RDFRONT STSoledadEAST STMETZ ROAD14666G16SycamoreCellarsARROYO SECOWALNUT101GreenfieldScheidVineyardsHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISOBISPOKing Citywww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNAPA VALLEY1313 Main – 1313 Main Street, Napa; 707 258-1313 Fri-Sat 11-12, Sun-Thu 11-10A Dozen Vintners – Tasting Room, 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 Open daily 10-5ACACIA VNYD – 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa; 707 226-9991 x2 Open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4Ackerman Family Vineyards – 2101 Kirkland Ave, Napa; 707 238-9463Open 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 PairingsAugust Briggs – 1307B Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga; 707 942-4912Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-Thu 11-5, Tue by appt.B CELLARS – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 709-8787 Open daily 10-5Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, Thu-Fri 10-8, Sun 12-7BALDACCI FAMILY – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261Open daily by appointmentBallentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919Open daily 10-5 by apptBarlow Vineyards – 4411Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742Open by appointment onlyBarnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7075Open by appointment onlyBEAULIEU VINEYARDS (BV) – 1960 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-5233 Open daily 10-5Beau Vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 Mon-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774Open by appointment onlyBell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 Open daily 10-4Bello 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; 707 227-2293Open by appointment onlyBighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569Fri-Sat 11-4, Tue-Thu by apptBlack Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866Open by appointment onlyBlack Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860Open by appointment onlyBlack Stallion Winery – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Open daily 10-5Blankiet Estate – 2360 California Sr, Yountville; 707 963-2001 Open by appt Mon-Sat 10-4Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Boeschen – 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 apptDarioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 Open daily 10:30- 5David Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190Open by appointment only67


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARDEST. 1860 - JUST 400 CASES/YEAR PRODUCEDOld Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery.Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.Open Weekends, Friday through Monday 11 -4825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidFultonWinery.comDel Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella Oaks Lane, Napa; 707 963-2805Open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134Open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134Open by appointment onlyDelectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252Open daily by appointmentDiamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189Open by appointment onlyDOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101 Open daily 10-6Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moreDomaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Open daily 10-5Dominari – 620 Trancas Street, Napa; 707-226-1600Open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pmDuckhorn Vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Open by appointment, 10-4DUTCH HENRY WINERY – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Open daily 10-4:30Eagle Eye Wine – 6595 Gordon Valley Rd, Napa; 707 427-1600Open by appointment onlyEagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463Open by appointment onlyEagle Trace– 680 Rossi Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4665Open by appointment onlyEeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena; 707 337-5526Open by appointment onlyEhlers 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 onlyGemella Wines – Napa; 707 261-9855Open by appointment onlyGirard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 Open daily 11-7Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766Open by appointment onlyGoosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Open daily 10-4:30Gracianna 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 onlyKrupp 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 only68 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSLaird 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 appointmentwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comOrin 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 10-5Rios Wine – 1334-B Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1376 Open daily 10:30-6:30Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661Open by appointmentRoad 31 Wine Co – Napa; 707 649-1200Open by appointment onlyRobert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555Open by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 Imperial Way, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177Open by appointmentRobert Mondavi – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Open daily 10-4:30Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004Open by appointmentROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Open daily 10-5Round Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-888-302-2575By appointmentRudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577Open Tues-Sat by appointmentRuston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025Open by appointment69


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRustridge 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. CLEMENT“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”Two Years in a Row2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard TastingSave up to $252867 St. Helena North, St. Helena | Open Daily 10am-5pm707-265-5000 | www.stclement.comSt. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463Open by appointmentST. SUPÉRY ESTATE 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 appointmentSUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508 Open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSummit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488Open by appointmentSUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSwanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500Open by appointmentTallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, Napa; 707 843-1823Open by appointmentTamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. Helena; 707 968-5345 Open daily 10-6TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 First Street, Napa; 707 265-9600 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 – 699 S. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-9780By appointment onlyTeachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432Open by appointmentTedeschi Family Winery – 2779 Grant St. Calistoga; 707 337-5526Tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment onlyTerra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340Open by appointmentThe Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707Open by appointmentTofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, Calistoga; 707 942-6504Open by appointment onlyTom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267Open by appointmentToolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open daily 11-7Tournesol Wine – Napa; 707 287-7557Open by appointment onlyTrahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open daily 11-6Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Open daily 10-4:30Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027Open by appointmentTrespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804Open by appointmentTrinchero Family Estates – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Open daily 10-5Trinitas Cellars – at The Meritage Resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-3012 Open daily 11-7Tristant – 1012 Bale Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0600Open by appointmentTruchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153Open by appointmentTudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947Open by appointmentTulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064Open by appointmentTurnbull Wine Cellars – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-5Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 800-505-4850 Open Mon-Sat 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 10:30-4:3070 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSW. 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 10:30-5:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Archipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 Open daily 11-5ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsArnot-Roberts – Healdsburg; 707 433-2400Open by appointment onlyArrowood 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 10-5B.R. Cohn Winery – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Open daily 10-5B WISE VNYDS – 9077 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9169 Wed-Sun 10:30-5Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091Open by appointment onlyFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTWBedarra 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 onlyD & 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 10-571


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDavid 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.Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360 Coffey Ln Suite E, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open daily 11-4:30Iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 10-4:30J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm: 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekends72 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSJ 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 10-5KRUTZ FAMILY CELLARS– 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 536-1532Open by appointment onlyKunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 Open daily 10:30-5La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 800 314-1762 Open daily 10:30-5:30La Czar Vineyards – 7870 Giusti Rd, Forestville; 707 887-3400Open by appointment onlyLago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Lake Sonoma Winery – Poured at Valley of the Moon: 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 800 750-9463 Open daily 10-4:30Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209Open by appointment onlyLandmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10-4:30Larson Family – 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-3031 Open daily 10-5LA SIRENA – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Lasseter Family – 1 Vintage Way, Glen Ellen; 707 933-2814Fri-Mon 11 & 2 by appt onlyLaurel Glen – 14301 Arnold Dr Suite 5, Glen Ellen; 707 933-9877Open by appointment onlyLEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsLeonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 954 401-0096Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by apptLimerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Open daily 10-5Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Thu-Mon 11-4:30Littorai Wines – 788 Gold Ridge Rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586Open by appointment onlyLocals Tasting Room – Corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707-857-4900 Open daily 11-6Longboard Vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 Open daily 11-6LOST 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 onlySign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comMacPhail 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 10:30-5:30Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 942-6180Open by appointment onlyNalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040Sat 12-5 & by apptNicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Open daily 10-6Novy Family – 981 Airway Ct, Ste E & F, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Open by appointment daily 10-373


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNotables – 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. 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 apptTara Bella – 3701 Viking Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 544-9049Open by appointment onlyTeira Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries: 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8031 Open daily 11-5Three Alarm – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8, later on weekendsThumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Open daily 11-6. 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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSTin 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 10:30-5WINEYARD – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointmentWoodenhead – 5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 887-2703 Open Thu-Mon 10:30-4:30XYZin – Poured at Geyser Peak: 22281 Chianti Rd, Healdsburg; 707 857-9400 Open daily 10-5Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8511Fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointmentZichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open daily 11-4:30MONTEREY, SANTA CRUZ, SANTA CLARA COUNTIESAhlgren Vineyard – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 800 338-6071Sat 12-4 or by appointmentAlfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Road, Corralitos; 831 728-5172Sat 12-5 or by appointmentAptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680Open by appointment onlyArmida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, Capitola; 831 462-1065 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-F 12-6Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 Open daily 12-5Beauregard – 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-WINENov-April: open daily 11-5, May-Oct: Closed TueBig Basin– 830 Memory Lane, Boulder Creek; 831 621-8028Open by appointment onlyBig Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-Thu 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentBonny Doon Vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789 Open daily 12-5, summer till 6Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120Open by appointment onlyBURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Open Thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comByington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Tue-Sun 11-5, Winter: Wed-Sun 11-5Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Open daily 11-4:30Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 8-7:30Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Tue-Thu 4-11, Fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977Open by appointment onlyCinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 Open daily 11-5, Fri 11-8Clos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 800 ITS-WINE Open daily 11-5Clos Tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235Open by appointment onlyCooper-Garrod – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa Cruz; 831 425-WINE Fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6Creekview Vineyards – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointmentDomenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443By appointment onlyEquinox Champagne Cellar – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986Open by appointment onlyFortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith Rd, Hollister; 831 902-9106Weekends July thru SeptGUGLIELMO WINERYWith three generations of grape growing and wine making,we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.Daily 10-5, closed major holidays1480 East Main Avenue, Morgan Hill408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.comHallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133Open by appointment onlyHecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 10-5Hillcrest Terrace – 429B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-1500Sat 12-5, Sun 2-5 & by appointmentHunter Hill – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 11-4 or by apptJ. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Open daily 10-5Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Thur-Mon 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 (3855 Day Rd for events) Open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551Open by appointment onlyLa Honda – 2645 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City; 650 366-4104Sat 11-5 or by apptLa Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Open daily 10-5Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Open daily 11-5LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950Sat-Sun 12-5 or by apptMartin Ranch – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Open third weekend of each month 12-4Mesa Del Sol Esate – 45803 Arroyo Seco Rd, Greenfield; 831 624-8527Open by appointment onlyMichael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777Open by appointment 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 12-6Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Sat-Sun 12-5Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821Open by appointment onlyMuns Vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663Open by appointment onlyNaumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871Special events & by appointmentNicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4Odonata – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-575


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKOrganic 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 12-6Vine Hill – 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436Open third weekend each month 12-5 & special eventsVino Prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Ste B, Santa Cruz; 831 426-0750 Mon-Tue 2-8, Wed-Fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8Vino Tabi – 334C Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426 1809 Wed-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6Windy Oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463Sat 12-5 & by apptWoodside Vineyards – 205 Constitution Dr, Menlo Park; 650 851-3144Open by appointment onlyZayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992Special events & by 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 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Open daily 12-6Chesebro Wines – 19 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831-659-2125 Fri-Mon 12-5Chock Rock Vnyd – 1 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 Thu-Mon 11:30-5:30Cima Collina – 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 11-676Heller 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 11-5Otter Cove Wines – at Terra Nove Wine Bar: 315 Calle Principal, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Open daily 12-5Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Open daily 11-5Robert Talbott Vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Mon-Fri 11-4:30, Sat-Sun 11-5Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge – 7th & San Carlos, Carmel; 831-656-9463 Open daily 11-7Silvestri Vnyds – (Opening March 1) 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1700 Thu-Sun 11-5Southern Latitudes Wines - Lincoln St. between Ocean & 6th, Carmel Valley; 831-622-7652 Wed-Sun 11-6Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between Ocean & 7th, Carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 Fri-Sun 12-5Wrath Wines – Carmel Plaza, corner of Ocean Ave. and Mission St, Carmel; 831 678-2212 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5MONTEREYA 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 11-5LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESTASTE MORGANFeaturing the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family FarmIn the Crossroads Carmel, Rio Road at Highway 1 / CarmelOpen 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.(831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.comAlbertina Wine Cellars – 4601 Road 110, Hopland; 707 744-1475Open by appointmentBarra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069Open daily11-8Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7Brassfield Estate – 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in WinterSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSBreggo 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 appointmentNavarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Open daily 10-5Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Open daily 10-5Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257Open by appointmentPacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Open daily 11-5Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – 14125 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303Sat-Sun by appointmentPloyez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Open daily 11-5Rivino – 4101 Cox Schrader Rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 Tue-Sun 1-5Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport; 707 263-0100 Fri-Sun 10-5Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South Highway 101, Hopland; 707 894-3683 Open daily 10-5Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1671 Open daily 11-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 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 11-5YOLO COUNTYBerryessa Gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201Tue-Fri 12-4 or by appointmentBerryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 10-77


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCalifornia 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 – 2400 Arroyo Road, Livermore; 925 584-6494Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointmentel Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Fri-Sun 12-5Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377Sat-Sun 11-5 or by 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 onlyScan the QR codewith your smartphone appfor winery listings, stories,websites, and more!For corrections, deletions oradditions, send an email toinfo@winecountrythisweek.comMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco Rd, Livermore; 925 294-8647 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Occasio Winery – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Fri-Sun 12 to 5Page Mill– 1960 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30Fri-Sunday & by appointmentRed Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Open daily 11-5:30Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 408-209-9498 Fri-Sun 12-5Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Open daily 12-4:30Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Tamas Estate – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Open daily 12-4:30Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Fri-Sun 12-5THE 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 Francisco Fri, Sat & Sun from 1-6pmFat Grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Francisco; 415-388-8318Tue-Sun 12-5:30 pmHoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoOpening SoonJUST JOSHIN – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoFri, Sat, Sun from 1-6pmKNIGHTSWOOD – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoFri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmSTEIN FAMILY WINES – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San FranciscoFri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmTreasure Island Wines – 95 9th Street and Ave I, Treasure Island, SF; 415-394-9463 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pmWINERY SF – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICE Open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentVIE – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICEOpen daily 12-5, tours by appointmentSol Rouge – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICE Open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentCONTRA COSTA COUNTYBloomfield Vnyd– 633 First Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463Wed-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pmCaptain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714Open by appointmentEnos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900Open by appointmentHannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette; 925 283-1245Open by appointmentLolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek; 925-456-WINE Mon-Fri 1-4New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley Road, Martinez; 925 366-8463Open by appointmentOdisea Wine Co. – 963 Redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662Open by appointmentOlin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, Concord; 925 771-7107Sat 12-4 or by appt.Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Parkmon Vineyards – 55 Laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980Open by appointmentShadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook Court, Walnut Creek; 925-988-9463Open by appointmentSterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord; 925 219-2279Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 Elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463Open by appointmentViano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465Wed-Mon 9-5pmWedl Wine Cellars – 400 Tate Lane, Oakley; 925 360-9677Open by appointment only78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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