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FREEYOUR GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA WINE, G ETAWAYS, THINGS TO DO & EVENTSwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comJUNE 8, 2012PAGE 24THE HESSCOLLECTIONPAGE 20WINEMAKER PROFILE:PRAGER WINERY& PORT WORKSPAGE 28ZD WINESPAGE 42TASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK:SODA ROCK WINERYPAGE 52McGRAIL VINEYARDSPAGE 62


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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKO N T H EC O V E R 24Bennett Lane WineryW I N E R YF E A T U R E 20The Hess CollectionW I N E R YF E A T U R E 42ZD WinesT A S T I N G R O O MO F T H E W E E K 52Soda Rock Winery4 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | TABLE OF CONTENTSJ U N E 8 , 2 0 1 2 – I S S U E 2 3 – V O LU M E 3 1ON THE COVERBennett Lane Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6WINE COUNTRY NEWSNorthern California Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYSOvernight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-45Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43Calistoga Old Faithful Geyser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-59Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Geyserville Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Downtown Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53-59Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60LIVERMORE VALLEY Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-63SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES . . 64-66Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66TREASURE ISLAND Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-78Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW5


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWine Country Deals & DiscountsNAPA VALLEY• ANDRETTI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 5• BALDACCI VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting with ad 23• BERINGER VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting in the Rhine House w/ad 23• CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS Special price on tours and tastings 5• CALISTOGA BALLOONS Spring Fling package 45• ETUDE WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 25• GOLDEN HAVEN Discounts on Couples Mud Bath/Spa Getaway 3• HAGAFEN CELLARS Free tasting for 2 with ad 4• JELLY BELLY 20% off purchase with ad 32• JESSUP CELLARS Tasting fee waived with purchase 43• LOUIS M. MARTINI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 35• OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER $1 off with ad 45• PINK MANSION 15% off with ad at check-in 45• REATA 2 for 1 tasting with ad 4• RUTHERFORD HILL WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with adBACK PAGE• ST. CLEMENT WINERY 2 for 1 tasting 7• ST. SUPÉRY Extra Library Selection, see ad 7• STAGECOACH EXPRESS Complimentary shipping box 37• SUMMERS WINES 15% discount with ad 44• WILLIAM HILL 2 for 1 tasting with ad 27SONOMA COUNTY• ALDERBROOK WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 50• ARROWOOD WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 55• BALLETTO VINEYARDS Complimentary tasting with ad 49• CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS Special price on tours and tastings 5• CELLARS OF SONOMA 2 for 1 tasting with ad 47• CHATEAU ST. JEAN 2 for 1 tasting with ad 56• FERRARI-CARANO 2 for 1 Classic Wines tasting with ad 72• FRITZ WINERY Mention ad for $5 off wine tasting 48• KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY 2 for 1 Reserve Tasting with ad 31• LEDSON WINERY & VINEYARDS Mention ad for upgraded tasting 59• MARTIN RAY WINERY 15% discount with ad 49• MATANZAS CREEK 2 for 1 tasting with ad 58• R2 Complimentary upgrade reserve library tasting 57• RODNEY STRONG Complimentary tasting/20% discount with ad 50• VIANSA WINERY 2 for 1 tasting & 10% off purchase with ad 55BAY AREA/LIVERMORE• MacGRAIL VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting with ad 62SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES• HAHN WINERY Complimentary tasting for two with ad 66TREASURE ISLAND• BODEGA WINE ESTATES Complimentary tasting for 2 with ad 77*See individual ads for details.6 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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PATRIMOINENotion en constante évolution, lepatrimoine est constitué des ressourcesmatérielles ou immatériellesqu’une collectivité reconnaît pour leurvaleur de témoignage et de mémoirehistorique.Le patrimoine est une richesse collectivedonnant un sens à notre milieu de vie.D’ailleurs, sa conservation intéresse unpublic de plus en plus vaste et sensible. Lepatrimoine représente aussi un atout pourl’économie et le tourisme en raison de sonpouvoir d'attraction.Le patrimoine se décline sous plusieursformes : bâti, paysager, artistique, archéologique,industriel ou naturel. L’urbanistepeut apporter un soutien professionnelconcret à sa conservation et à sa mise envaleur. Son intervention nécessite habituellementla concertation d’une multituded’instances et d’acteurs agissant du niveaulocal ou au-delà.LES INTERVENTIONS DE L'URBANISTEQue ce soit de façon ponctuelle ou d’une manière plus soutenue, l’urbaniste a l’habituded’intervenir sur le patrimoine. En effet, toutes les opérations urbanistiquesconstituent des gestes ayant un impact sur le patrimoine. Par exemple :• planifier l’aménagement du territoire en tenant compte du patrimoine comme levierde développement social, culturel et économique;• analyser et gérer des projets de développement valorisant le patrimoine;• analyser et adapter la réglementation municipale et les dispositions législatives;• évaluer et bonifier des projets de construction s’insérant dans un cadre bâti ancienou ayant un impact sur un patrimoine paysager ou naturel d’intérêt;• évaluer l'intérêt patrimonial de biens et de sites naturels ou construits;• élaborer les outils législatifs et la réglementation municipale permettant d'améliorerla qualité des interventions en milieu patrimonial;• élaborer et coordonner des programmes d’aide et des mesures incitatives favorisantla conservation et la mise en valeur du patrimoine bâti;• œuvrer en concertation avec différents groupes de citoyens et instances décisionnellesquant à la conservation ou à la mise en valeur de bâtiments ou de sitespatrimoniaux;• conseiller, à titre d’expert, des citoyens, des groupes ou des élus en leur présentantdiverses options permettant de conserver et de mettre en valeur le patrimoine.HABILETÉS PROFESSIONNELLESDE L'URBANISTE• Habileté à analyser l’espace comme un lieu d’interactions, reflet de l’histoire deson développement et de la société l’occupant.• Habileté d’analyse et de synthèse lui permettant d’aborder des problématiquescomplexes et de proposer des pistes de solutions assurant la conservation et lamise en valeur des ressources patrimoniales.• Connaissance pratique des cadres législatifs, des outils de planification et deréglementation ainsi que des politiques et programmes en matière depatrimoine.• Aisance à travailler en équipe, dans un contexte multidisciplinaire regroupantdiverses expertises.• Habilités de communication verbale et écrite permettant de transmettreefficacement les enjeux patrimoniaux aux différents intervenants, decomprendre et de discuter de façon constructive des positions défendues parles groupes de citoyens, les élus ou les promoteurs.• Maîtrise des technologies de l’information notamment visuelles à des fins deprésentation et de discussion.PATRIMOINELES EMPLOYEURS POTENTIELSGouvernement fédéral et ses mandataires : Société canadienne d’hypothèques et delogement (SCHL) et divers ministères, agences gouvernementales et mandatairesGouvernement provincial et ses mandataires : Ministère des Affaires municipales et desRégions (MAMR), Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ), Régie du Logement et diversministères, agences gouvernementales et organismes mandatairesCentres de recherche et enseignement universitaireGouvernements régionaux et locaux : Villes, municipalités locales, municipalitésrégionales de comté, Communautés métropolitaines et sociétés paramunicipalesSecteur privé : Firmes d’experts conseils en urbanisme, en architecture, promoteurs,constructeurs et gestionnaires de parcs immobiliersSecteur communautaire : Associations, regroupements de citoyens et organismes dedéveloppement touristique et culturelSecteur international : Regroupements internationaux en environnement et endéveloppement durable – Organisations de développement international et d’aide aux paysen développement (ICOMOS, UNESCO, OCDE, les Nations Unies (FAO – PNUD), ACDI,SUCO, Banque mondiale, etc.)QUELQUES EXEMPLES• Revitalisation du quartier Saint-Roch àQuébec• Reconstruction du site des anciennesusines Angus• Réalisation et mise en œuvre de lapolitique du patrimoine de Montréal• Réhabilitation et transformation du sitede la gare Jean-Talon• Programme particulier d’urbanisme dela Ville de Saint-Jérôme• Réseau Villes et villages d’art et depatrimoine• Participation à l’élaboration d’unecharte du paysage• Études et mémoires sur le patrimoinereligieux par des OBNL• Conception et rédaction de guidespatrimoniaux des régions du Québec


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i n t e l l i g e n c e f o r t h e W i n e c o n S U M e rby Len NapolitanoHow do I conduct a wine tasting at home?Wine-themed parties, or dinners, are a great way to explore newwines while socializing with others who enjoy wines as much asyou do. While a wine tasting dinner should plan courses that pairwith specific wines, a basic wine tasting at home does notnecessarily have to include dinner. At a minimum, a few simpleitems should be available to eat.More important than whether or not a formal dinner is served isdeciding how to feature the wines. One popular approach is toassign each guest, or couple, a specific type of wine to bring. Forexample, ask one to bring a Santa Barbara Pinot Noir, and another aSonoma Chardonnay, or Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. The guests canchoose the specific producer and price level but you may want toestablish a price range for everyone to work within. As an option,you could provide all the wines for the night. In either case, allwines should be shared among all guests. Bottles should be placedin full view on a main table for guests to pour for themselves. Handeveryone a glass and remind them to take small samples so that thewines get distributed as evenly as possible.It's a good idea to create a theme for the tasting. It could be tofocus on white wines from a specific country or wine region, or redwines from a particular vintage. It’s really up to you how narrowyou want the theme to be. For example, you could ask some gueststo bring a specific varietal from a specific region and other guests tobring the same varietal wine from a neighboring region, or differentcountry. Your guests will enjoy getting their “assignments.”Comparing the wines by tasting can be as entertaining as the storiessome will tell about their search for the wines.Once deciding on a theme, plan some food to go with the wines.If you’re uncertain about what to serve, or want to keep thingssimple, just provide bread, crackers and a variety of cheeses ormeats. If you want to offer more than the just these basics, bedaring. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a broad range of smalldishes, hot and cold. With a nice selection of wines being broughtto the party, you’re bound to find a few great pairings with the foodamong all the possible combinations. It’s especially rewarding whensomeone has a wine and food epiphany at your party!Another approach is to give a “blind” wine tasting party. A blindtasting is when you or your guests don’t know in advance whatwines are being served. Here, guests arrive at the party with theirassigned bottles already inside bags that hide the entire bottleexcept for the opening. Assign guests a number and have themwrite it on the outside of the bag, easy for people to see. Once allwines are on the table, the only information about the wine given toguests is whether it is red or white (you can designate separatewhite wine and red wine tables.) The varietal, brand or appellationof the wine should remain unknown to everyone except the personwho brought it. Allow two hours for everyone to taste all the winesand to give each wine a rating from 1 to 10 on a personal score cardthat you create and provide in advance. Then, starting with winenumber one, take everyone’s scores and add them up for each wineto determine the highest scoring wine of the night. You can alsovote for best white wine, best red wine and even worst wine of thenight. The most exciting moment comes when the bags areremoved and labels revealed. That’s when the discussion really getsspirited!Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contactwith California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.10Learn more about wine!For past Wineology columns,scan the QR code with yoursmart phone application or go towww.winecountrythisweek.comand search “Wineology.”Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOING WEDNESDAYSWinemaker Wednesdays at 1313 Mainnapa, 6-8pm, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313• June 6: robert craig• June 13: Antica• June 20: revana• June 27: Jemrose & Michael BrowneONGOINGSummer Music Festivalrobert Mondavi Winery, oakville, 7pmwww.robertmondavi.com, 707-968-2001• June 30: o.A.r.• July 6: Plain White t’s• July 7: natasha Bedingfield• July 14: five for fightingMAY 31 – JUNE 3Auction Napa Valley 2012 –The American Wine ClassicA variety of events in napa Valley! www.napavintners.comJUNE 3Wine Club Pick Up Partyat Grgich Hills Estaterutherford, free/members, $25/guests, www.grgich.com, 800-532-3057JUNE 3Viader Vertical TastingDeer Park, 12-4pm, $100, www.viader.com, 707-963-3816JUNE 8, 22TGIF FridaysPine ridge Vineyards, napa, 5-7pmwww.pineridgevineyards.com, 707-252-9777JUNE 92008 Generations Release Partyat Raymond VineyardsSt. helena, 12-4pm, $30, www.raymondvineyards.com, rSVP, 707-963-6941JUNE 9Wine Club Member Will CallPickup & Open House at BeringerSt. helena, 11am-3pm, www.beringer.com, 707-963-8989x2069JUNE 9Andretti Winery CelebratesWine & Cuisine with DinnerJoin chef chiara lacoviello in the courtyard, napa, $95, 7pmwww.andrettiwinery.com, rSVP, 888-460-8463x229JUNE 9Cooking Class with Chef Malcolm de Sievescedar gables inn, napa, 4-8pm, $160www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969JUNE 10Ira Yeager Modern Exhibit Opening Receptionnapa Valley Museum, Yountville, 1-4pmwww.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500JUNE 12 – AUGUST 5Ira Yeager Modern Exhibitnapa Valley Museum, Yountville, www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500JUNE 16Father’s Day BBQ at Raymond VineyardsSt. helena, 12-3pm, $65, www.raymondvineyards.com, rSVP, 707-963-6941JUNE 16Father’s Day BBQ at Beaulieu VineyardsRutherford Houserutherford – club member event, 12-2pm, $45www.bvwines.com, rSVP, 800-373-5896JUNE 1617th Annual Taste of Howell MountainWine Tasting & AuctionBenefits howell Mountain elementary Schoolcharles Krug Winery, St. helena, 12-5pm, $125www.howellmountain.org, 707-965-2665JUNE 16Vertical Tasting at Artesanapa, 6:30pm, $70, club Member eventwww.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309JUNE 16Barrel Tasting & Pick Up Partyat Merryvale VineyardsSt. helena, 1-4pm, $25, free/memberswww.merryvale.com, 877-887-7763www.WineCountryThisWeek.com13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKJUNE 16Andretti Winery CelebratesWine & Cuisine with LunchJoin chef chiara lacoviello in the courtyard, napa, $70, 12pmwww.andrettiwinery.com, rSVP, 888-460-8463x229JUNE 16Appellation Experience DinnerPine ridge Vineyards, napa, 6-9pm, $190, $175/memberswww.pineridgevineyards.com, 707-252-9777JUNE 16Mr. Mondavi’s 99th Birthday Celebrationrobert Mondavi Winery, oakville, www.robertmondavi.com, 707-968-2001JUNE 16Burgers & BordeauxBourassa Vineyards, napa, 2-5pmwww.bourassavineyards.com, 707-254-4922JUNE 172nd Annual Father's Day Picnicat Charles Krug WinerySt. helena, 11:30am-2pm, $25/adults, $5/kidswww.charleskrug.com, 888-747-5784JUNE 1722nd Annual Father’s Day Invitational Auto ShowV Marketplace, Yountville, 10:30am-3:30pmwww.vmarketplace.com, 707-944-2451JUNE 22Sunsets on the Silverado Benchat William Hill Estate Winerynapa, 5:30pm-sunset, rSVP requiredwww.williamhillestate.com, 888-909-9463JUNE 232008 Cambium Release Dinnerat Sequoia Grovenapa, www.sequoiagrove.com, 800-851-7841JUNE 23Summers’ Solstice Winemaker Dinnercalistoga, 6:30-9:30pm, Wine club only eventwww.summerswinery.com, 707-942-5508x202JUNE 23Wine Education: Paella & Pinot Noir Dinnerat Domaine Carnerosnapa, 7-9:30pm, $95/members, $105/guestswww.domainecarneros.com, 800-716-2788x135JUNE 30Wine Club New Release & Garden Partyat Raymond VineyardsSt. helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 707-963-6941ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBERDinner & Movie Night Seriesflora Springs Winery, St.helena, $99, www.florasprings.com, 707-967-6723• June 30: A good YearJUNE 30Release Party: 2009 Stags Leap DistrictCabernet SauvignonPine ridge Vineyards, napa, 11am-4pm, $45www.pineridgevineyards.com, 707-252-9777ONGOING FRIDAYS JULY - SEPTEMBERFriday Evening Twilight Tastingsin the Grove at Ehlers EstateSt. helena, 5:30-7:30pm, $35, members/free, rSVPwww.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972JULY 13rd Annual Napa Valley BBQ & Beer Battlenapa Valley Marriot, napa, 1-4pm, $5/advhttp://bbqnbeerbattle.eventbrite.comJULY 1Summer Sunday SocialViader Winery, Deer Park, 12-4pm, $45, free/memberswww.viader.com, 707-963-3816JULY 44th of July at Louis M. Martini Winerygreat wine, live music, food & fireworks!St. helena, www.louismartini.com, 866-546-2582SONOMA COUNTYONGOINGLive Music at Centre du Vinledson hotel, Sonoma, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779ONGOINGPrivate 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, $45ONGOINGCarneros Bistro & Wine Bar IntroducesThematic Wine Programhonoring great local wine makers. Plus, each thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity winetenders.the lodge at Sonoma, rSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042ONGOINGVineyard Walk & Photography Workshopat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123ONGOINGExclusive Wine & Cheese Tastingat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/memberswww.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123ONGOINGPrivate Wine Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40ppby appointment, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700• Scentiments – test your Smell Memory• White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses• King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates• Matchmaker – wine and food pairing• PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate• cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevationsONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSTaste with the Count at Buena VistaA 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20A 90-minute “taste with the count” with reserve Buena Vista wines in “thecount’s lair” by the count. 2pm, $45, rSVP, 800-926-1266ONGOINGWine and Food Pairingat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines withthe perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGFree Guided Winery Tourat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointmentwww.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGGroup Private Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, byappointment. $20 per person, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700ONGOINGFood 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 tour14 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOINGTerroir & History Tour at Chateau St. JeanKenwood – A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.complimentary, 11am-2pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134ONGOINGTours, Tastings & Seminarsat St. Francis WinerySanta rosa – ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com• charcuterie, daily 11am-4pm, $25/$20 club members• Wine & food Pairing, $35/$28 club membersONGOINGGuided Winery Tours at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256ONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jacksonfulton – Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25www.kj.com, 707-571-7500ONGOING SUNDAYSSunday Brunch at the Centre du Vinledson hotel, Sonoma, 9am-1pm, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779ONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winerycloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairingwww.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389ONGOINGRodney Strong Summer Concert Serieshealdsburg, www.rodneystrong.com, 707-431-1533• June 16: tower of Power, craig chaquico• July 15: Al green• July 28: Dave Koz, candy Dulfer & Bebe Winans• Aug 11: Al Jarreau & the george Duke trio• Sept 1: huey lewis & the newsLAST 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 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• June 2: Benny Barth trio• July 14: Judi Silvan’s “indigo Moods” trioONGOING THROUGH JUNEArt at the WineriesVisit participating northern Sonoma county wineries.www.artathesource.org, check website for detailsONGOINGSummer Music Series at deLorimier Winerygeyserville, 6-8pm, $10, $5/memberswww.delorimierwinery.com, 800-546-7718• June 15: tracy rose, Jazz• July 6: carlos herrera Band, latinLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!15


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBERSummer Music Series at Sebastiani WinerySonoma, 6-9pm, www.sebastiani.com, 707-933-3230ONGOINGSummer Music Series at Mazzocco Wineryhealdsburg, 6-8pm, $10, $5/members, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-3399• June 8: Solid Air• June 29: Jazz rootsONGOINGSummer Music Series at Wilson Wineryhealdsburg, 6-8pm, $10, $5/memberswww.mazzocco.com, 707-433-4355• June 1: Second cut, classic rock• June 22: Soul Patrol, Blues rockSATURDAYS & 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 OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pmwww.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311ONGOINGWells Fargo Center for the ArtsSanta rosa, wellsfargocenterarts.org, 707-546-3600• May 30: Jamey Johnson• June 1-3: roustabout’s into the Woods• June 2: Beerfest• June 2: Margaret cho• June 9: idina Menzel• June 22: glen campbell• June 22: A Mid-Summer’s night Dream• June 23: the Pied Piper• June 24: B-52s• June 26: trace Adkins• June 27: the Dukes of SeptemberONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300• June 1: Diego’s Umbrella• June 2: Sol horizon• June 9: 13th Annual techno-tribal Dance• June 13: Unknown hinson• June 15: Pulsators• June 16: Pat Jordan BandONGOING SATURDAYSSwirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101)Big 3 Wine Bar, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-900ONGOINGSummer Concert SeriesMedlock Ames, healdsburg, www.medlockames.com, 707-431-8845• June 3: Steve Pile• June 10: Brandon hassur & John Brandau of crazy famous• June 24: Brian BergeronONGOING THROUGH JUNE 301st Annual Clay & Glass Showhealdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburgwww.healdsburgcetnerforthearts.com, 707-433-2743TUESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERTuesday Night Farmers’ MarketSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5:30pm-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, 6pm, www.prwinery.com, 707-528-9463SATURDAYS IN JUNEMusic at Vino di Amore Tasting Loungecloverdale, 7-9:30pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166JUNE 1-10Healdsburg Jazz FestivalVarious events & locations, check website for details.www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org, 707-433-463316JUNE 2Spring Bash & Blending PartyAlexander Valley Vineyards, healdsburg, 10am, $65www.avvwine.com, 707-433-7209JUNE 23rd Annual Huichica Music Festivalgundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, www.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277JUNE 2Murder by Pinot – A Dinner to Die For!Murder Mystery dinner by gibson house PerformersSonoma-cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, 5:30-9:30pm, $95, $80/memberswww.sonomacutrer.com, rSVP, 707-237-3466JUNE 2-3Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festivalinfineon raceway, Sonomawww.infineonraceway.com, 800-870-7223JUNE 2-3, 9-10Art at the Source Open Studiosnorthern Sonoma county locations.www.artathesource.org, check website for detailsJUNE 3Annual Oysters & Bubble Bashat Mayo Family Wineryglen ellen, 11am-5:30pm, $15, members/free & one guestwww.mayofamilywinery.com, rSVP, 707-938-9401JUNE 3Sauvignon Blanc Release Partyat Matanzas Creek WinerySanta rosa, cA 12-4pm, $10 includes flight, small bites & sensory foodswww.matanzascreek.com, 800-590-6464JUNE 3Cheesemaking & Cheese Tasting Classwith Sheana Daviscrème de ricotta & Paneer & grilled Summers cheesesSonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45www.theepicureanconnection.com, 707-935-7960JUNE 32nd Annual Art of Eating:Women Who Changed the Way We EatBouverie Preserve, glen ellen, 1-4:30pm, $125, www.egret.org, 415-868-9244JUNE 3Ox RoastSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 11am-5pmwww.sonomacommunitycenter.org, 707-938-4626JUNE 3Cottage & Garden Tour 2012Sonoma Valley grange, Sonoma, 8am-5pmwww.sonomaleague.org, 707-938-0169JUNE 4, 6Vintage Film Series: An American in Paris (1951)Sebastiani theatre, Sonoma, $8, www.sebastianitheatre.com, 707-540-6119JUNE 9Viansa’s Wine & Food Lecture Series:Tastes of Italian HertiageSonoma, 1-3pm, $40/members, $50, www.viansa.com, 800-995-4740JUNE 9Winemaker Vineyard Picnicat Mazzocco Wineryhealdsburg, 6-8pm, $10, $5/members, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-3399JUNE 9Seghesio Chef’s Summer Dinner Serieshealdsburg, Uncle fred Passalacqua’s ranch, 5-9pm, $200/members, $175guests are shuttled from the winery to the dinner sitewww.seghesio.com, 707-433-3579JUNE 9-10Russian River ValleyPassport to Pinot WeekendVarious russian river wineries, 11am-4pm, $65/weekendwww.rrvw.org, 707-521-2534JUNE 9-10Summertime Pickup Party at Alderbrookhealdsburg, www.alderbrook.com, 800-405-5987JUNE 10Hog Island Oysters & Chardonnayfreestone Vineyards, freestonewww.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010JUNE 13, 27Keep on Truckin’ Wednesdays at Simi Winerylocal food trucks at the wine, wine & live music!healdsburg, 5-8pm, www.simiwinery.com, 707-473-3232JUNE 14Summer Winemaker Dinner Seriesat John Ash & Co.featuring gracianna Winery,Santa rosa, 6pm, $99www.vintnersinn.com, 707-527-7687JUNE 15Wine & Dine OUT – Gay Wine Weekendout in the Vineyard, See website for restaurants & pricesSonoma, www.outinthevineyard.com, 707-495-9732JUNE 15-17Gay Wine WeekendVarious events in Sonoma Valley throughout the weekend.www.outinthevineyard.com, 707-495-9732JUNE 16Fandango! Wine Club Eventat St. Francis WinerySanta rosa, 5-8pm, www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WineJUNE 16Cellars of Sonoma Lobster LunchDu nah Winery, Sebastopol, 1-4pm, $95www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826JUNE 16Family Picnic & New Release Partyat Wilson WineryWine club exclusive event, healdsburg, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-4355JUNE 16Wine Tasting with Winemaker Mark Theisat Kendall Jacksonfulton, 1-3pm, $15/members, $20, www.kj.com, rSVP, 866-287-9818JUNE 16Pinot & PizzaJ Vineyards, healdsburg, 11am-4:30pm, $20/members, $40www.jwine.com, 707-431-5479JUNE 16Lobster Fete on the VineyardWhite oak Vineyard, healdsburg, 4-8pm, $75/members, $90www.whiteoakwinery.com, 707-433-8429JUNE 16Complimentary Concert Serieslandmark Winery, Kenwood, 1-4pmwww.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053JUNE 164th Annual Lobster FeedKunde estate, Kenwood, 6pm, $90, $80/membersww.kunde.com, 707-282-1532JUNE 16Tasting in the Darkfrancis ford coppola Winery, geyserville, rSVP requiredwww.franciscoppolaWinery.com, 707-857-1471JUNE 168th Annual Wine Symposium & TastingAssociation of African American VintnersSonoma golf club, Sonoma, 11:15am-3:30pm, $65www.aaavintners.org, 707-334-6048JUNE 16Father’s Day Weekend HikeMcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 10am-12:30pm, $35, www.mcevoyranch.comJUNE 17B.R.Cohn Winery Classic Car Cruise-InView classic cars & enjoy wine & gourmet goodies!glen ellen, 11am-4pm, free, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064JUNE 17Father’s Day at Balletto VineyardsSanta rosa, 10am-5pm, www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-588-2455JUNE 17Father’s Day BBQ at De Loach VineyardsSanta rosa, 1-4pm, www.deloachvineyards.com, rSVP, 707-526-9111x110JUNE 17Mild Hike & LunchDa Vero farm & Winery, healdsburg, 10am-1pm, $65, $55/memberwww.davero.com, 707-431-8000x1www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSJUNE 17Chardonnay & CroquetSonoma-cutrer, Windsor, 11am-2pm, $35, $25/memberswww.sonomacutrer.com, rSVP, 707-237-3489JUNE 17Father’s DayDutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pmwww.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600JUNE 20-24Sonoma-Marin Fair: Straight to the Golden GateSonoma-Marin fairgrounds, Petaluma, www.sonoma-marinfair.org• June 20: WAr• June 21: night ranger• June 22: lonestar• June 23: 38 SpecialJUNE 21Songwriters in Sonomaat Meadowcroft WinesKaty Boyd, Adam gottstein & Uni, Sonoma, 7pm, $10www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com, 707-934-4090JUNE 22Ride with Deb at Dutcher Crossing WineryA casual ride through the vineyards with Debra Mathy. healdsburg, 9-11amwww.dutchercrossingwinery.com, 707-431-2700JUNE 22Garden Walk & LunchMcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 10am-2pm, www.mcevoyranch.comJUNE 22-24Toyota/Save Mart 350 – NASCAR Spring Cup Seriesinfineon raceway, Sonoma, www.infineonraceway.com, 800-870-7223JUNE 23Library Tasting at Sausal Wineryhealdsburg, 11am-2:30pm, www.sausalwinery.com, 800-500-2285JUNE 23Wine Club Pick Up Partyat Balletto VineyardsSanta rosa, 10am-5pm, www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-588-2455JUNE 23Mary Mack Designs Jewelry Showcaseat Balletto VineyardsSanta rosa, 10am-5pm, www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-588-2455JUNE 23WillMar Charity EventBarrel Tasting & Vineyard Tourgloria ferrer caves & Vineyards, Sonoma, 1:30-4:30pm, $25www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999JUNE 23Grower’s Party at Dutcher Crossinghealdsburg, 11am-4pm, www.dutchercrossingwinery.com, 707-431-2700x204JUNE 23Pinot Noir Portfolio SeminarBenziger family Winery, glen ellen, 11am-12:30pm, $40/members, $60www.benziger.com, 800-989-8890JUNE 23Summer Solstice CelebrationDutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pmwww.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600JUNE 23Summer of Zin featuring The Sun KingsDry creek Vineyard, healdsburg, 1-4pm, $15/members, $20www.drycreekvineyard.com, 800-864-9463JUNE 23Summer Wine & Pizza SeriesPassalacqua Winery, healdsburg, 5-7pmwww.passalacquawinery.com, 707-433-5550JUNE 24Annual Club Picnic at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, 12-4pm, $60/members, rSVPwww.chateaustjean.com, 800-543-7572JUNE 28June Sunset SupperDa Vero farm & Winery, healdsburg, 6:30-9pm, $85, $75/memberwww.davero.com, 707-431-8000x1JUNE 30Viansa’s Lobster Feed:An Annual Food & Wine RegaleSonoma, 12-2pm, $75/members, $90www.viansa.com, 800-995-4740JUNE 30All American Zin Dayat Mazzocco Wineryhealdsburg, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-3399JUNE 30All American Zin Day at Wilson Wineryhealdsburg, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-4355JUNE 30Days of Wine & Lavenderat Matanzas Creek WinerySanta rosa, 12-4pm, $75, $60/memberswww.matanzascreek.com, 800-668-5887JUNE 30Paella DinnerSbragia family Vineyards, geyserville, 6pm, $110, $85/memberswww.sbragia.com, rSVP, 707-473-2992x12JUNE 30Sonoma InternationalFilm Festival Benefitgundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, 6:30pmwww.sonomafilmfest.orgJUNE 30Lobster BoilQuivira Winery, healdsburg, 12-3pm, $125, $100/memberswww.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8354x224JULY 14th Annual Charity Car Classicat B.R.Cohn WineryView classic cars & enjoy wine & gourmet goodies!glen ellen, 11am-4pm, free, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 17


FEATURE STORY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTHE HESS COLLECTIONOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.4411 Redwood Road Napa, CA 94558Complimentary winery and vineyard tours are offered daily from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and reservations are not required.The Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum is free and self-guided iPod audio toursare available for optimum enjoyment of these works.For the Tour of the Palate, Wine and Cheese Pairings, or private tours,call (707) 255-8584 for reservations or visit their website at www.hesscollection.com.Follow The Hess Collection on Facebook and Twitter.THE HESS COLLECTIONBY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEYOn top of Mount Veeder lies The Hess Collection, home tohandcrafted, small-lot wines and an art collection that would makeany serious art enthusiast ecstatic. The drive to The Hess Collectionis a scenic winding forest road which was named for severalRedwood Mills that once produced lumber to help build SanFrancisco. As you walk up to the winery, you will notice thecourtyard with natural vegetation. Along the perimeter there arereclaimed teak tables and chairs shaded by hanging wisteria. Theoriginal ivy-covered, stone winery – built in 1903 by TheodoreGier – flanks the courtyard and adds to the historic charm of theestate. It is here where your adventure begins and with so manyunique options, it’s easy to spend an afternoon enjoying their wine,food and impressive art collection.The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur DonaldHess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978.Later he leased the winery buildings from The Christian Brothersand after a long restoration, the winery opened in 1989. Just as hisprominent art collection adorns the gallery walls, their winemakersare given the same free expression to produce exceptional wines.The Hess Collection Mount Veeder estate wines represent theunique mountain climate and are distinguished for their complexity,structure and elegance. There are more than 900 acres here,however only 300 acres are farmed. Scattered throughout thehillsides, you can see their 200 small blocks of grapes planted in themost suitable conditions for each varietal. The Hess Napa Valleywines come from single vineyard estates that have been handselected by one of their four winemakers. Their estate vineyards andall sourced grapes are sustainably farmed. These wines are wellbalanced, approachable and made to be enjoyed daily. They are also20 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | FEATURE STORYexclusive to the tasting room sothere’s no better time to discoverthese appellation wines.The Hess Collection is just offthe beaten path and since there’sso much to appreciate here, itonly makes sense to stay andenjoy a wine and cheese pairing.Offered daily, you can enjoy aneducational wine production orgallery tour with your privatehost. After, head over to thebarrel room or garden courtyardfor a tasting of current releasewines paired with artisancheeses, seasonal fruits and nutsprepared by Executive ChefChad Hendrickson. Or, if youare looking to further exploreThe Hess Collection wines, takeA Tour of the Palate. OnThursdays, Fridays and Saturdaysat 2 p.m. you can enjoy a guidedtour of their Contemporary ArtMuseum followed by a tasting ofthree current release winesexpertly paired with three smallentrée plates. Reservations arerequired for both and this is agreat way to spend an afternoon.With a combination ofperception, passion andinsightfulness, Donald Hesspersonally selects works ofinternational contemporary art,creating a collection that is boththought-provoking andinspirational. This museumcontains roughly 20% of hispersonal collection and the worksare often rotated and lent togalleries throughout the world.I’m not sure which I wasimpressed with more; the wine,food or the art but all three set inthis ideal venue will keep mecoming back.Whatever tour or tasting youchoose during your stay, you willnot find another winery thatdelivers such a personalized andmemorable experience.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com21


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


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVenture Off of the Beaten Pathto Bennett Lane Winery for aTaste of Calistoga CabernetBENNETT LANE WINERYOpen daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.3340 Highway 128, just over two miles north of Calistogawww.bennettlane.com | (707) 942-6684 | 1-877-MAX-NAPAAs the warmth of summer days roll into Napa Valley, a fool-proof way tomake the most of the season is a day spent at the Bennett Lane Winery inCalistoga. One of our favorite stops every year, Bennett Lane is known for itssucculent Cabernets, their signature “feasting wine”, Maximus, and for one ofthe finest visitor experiences in the valley. Founded by Randy and Lisa Lynch in2003, Bennett Lane’s off-the-beaten track location and friendly tasting roomoffers visitors to Napa a “secret gem” and a great way to learn about – and try –some of Napa’s best wines in a more intimate setting.Bennett Lane’s Cabs have continuously garnered critical acclaim. In theshort period that the winery has been open they have received an incredible 33scores of 90+ Points between Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and RobertParker’s Wine Advocate. Just last year, the 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignonscored 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast, 92 Points from Robert Parker’s WineAdvocate, and 91 Points from Wine Spectator. Year after year the popular blendof Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah has won accolades from critics and visitors alike.The “red feasting wine,” as Maximus is affectionately referred to on the label,demonstrates owners Randy and Lisa Lynch’s commitment to making wine anintegral part of entertaining with family and friends. The current vintage of2008 is available in the tasting room and earned an impressive 94 points fromWine Enthusiast – at $35 per bottle this is the best deal in the valley.Bennett Lane’s wines are crafted to be approachable, yet complex – or whatowner Randy Lynch calls “the best of both worlds, meaning you can drinkthem today, but they are structured enough to cellar for several years. My goalis for us to make consistent wines – both in quality and taste – from year toyear, so that consumers can trust Bennett Lane wines,” he says.Only eight years old, Bennett Lane has quickly become one of the topvintners in the valley and has upgraded their tasting room to match theamazing accolades that the wines have received in their first few years. It is fastbecoming the must see destination for wine lovers visiting California’s newestAVA of Calistoga. In addition to the new elegantly appointed tasting bar, theyare premiering their new custom ipad application for their guests to use for aninteractive tasting experience. Guests can not only read the latest reviews andtasting notes – but find interesting food pairing recipes, share their favorite newwines on facebook, and email their personal wine notes home, all while tastinga glass of Napa’s finest. Owner Randy Lynch notes; “As a small winery we striveto not only make the best hand crafted wines available, but also one of themost educational and enjoyable tasting experiences around for guests comingto visit one of the premier wine growing regions in the world.”The tasting flight at Bennett Lane is $15 and includes four of Bennett Lane’swines, the Cabernet, Reserve Chardonnay, Maximus and Merlot. We encourageyou to put Bennett Lane on your short-list of must-visit tasting rooms as theproduction is small and the Cabernets sell out quickly. Visiting Bennett Laneaffords tasters another rarity with a small winery – a likely run-in (and perhapsa last minute barrel tasting if you’re lucky!) with owners Randy and Lisa Lynch.Bennett Lane Winery is located in an understated Mediterranean-stylebuilding at the secluded and beautiful northern end of the Napa Valley, and isconsidered well worth the drive.24 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKFrenchie Winery Debuts at Raymond VineyardsNapa Valley’s First Dog Tasting Room and a New Breed of WinesFrenchie Winery, named for and inspired by the beloved FrenchBulldog of Raymond Vineyards Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, isnow open for visitors. Located at Raymond Vineyards in the NapaValley, Frenchie Winery is the only tasting room designed exclusivelyfor dogs. In addition, the first two wines in a series of wines bearingthe Frenchie label are available for purchase at the winery,www.FrenchieWinery.com and www.wine.com. Each wine depictsFrenchie as a unique historical figure, including Louis XIV andNapoleon and, soon, Marie Antoinette.Frenchie, a Dog like No OtherFrenchie Winery is named for a leader and a revolutionary in hisown right, Boisset’s French Bulldog.The WineryWith more than 46 million dog owners in the U.S., Frenchiewanted to ensure that his fellow canines would be well taken careof when their people chose to visit Raymond Vineyards. Inside,the winery includes five individual kennel spaces featuringspecially designed wine barrel dog beds. Above the beds, in the“Gallery of Frenchie,” hang canvas portraits depicting Frenchie ashistorical icons such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,Julius Caesar and Marie Antoinette. Overhead, a gorgeous“Barkarrat” chandelier lights up a very special dog friendlytasting bar dispensing water for its guests. An outdoor playarea offers canines a special view of Frenchie’sbioDOGnamic vineyard, planted to Bordeaux varieties.The exciting new property also includes a small tastingbar for humans where they can sample Frenchie Wines. Adoggie-cam will allow pet lovers to keep an eye on theirfurry friends while visiting the Raymond Winery maintasting room. Plans are underway for several dog-centricevents including mobile pet grooming, adopt-a-pet day andmore.26The WinesAlthough he may not go down in history as one of the greatestleaders of all time, Frenchie will definitely go down in history as theworld’s greatest four-legged winemaker. Each wine features a speciallabel depicting Frenchie as an historical figure, inspired by thepaintings of artist Carol Lew (www.carollew.com). Just released are:2009 Frenchie Napoleon Red Blend ($30) – Aromas and flavorsof black and red fruit with hints of cassis and subtle oak areunleashed in each glass of this special blend of CabernetSauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Merlot andCabernet Franc.2009 Frenchie Louis XIV Cabernet Sauvignon ($30) –Ablend of 61 percent Sonoma County and 39 percent NapaCounty fruit, this wine has fetching aromas and flavors ofblackberries and cocoa with hints of cassis and subtle notesof vanilla.Additional wines are planned for launch in the futureincluding a white wine blend, Frenchie Marie Antoinette. Fora limited time, a special two-bottle wine duo including threeFrenchie-branded tennis balls is available for purchaseexclusively on wine.com for $49.99. All Frenchie wines areavailable for purchase at FrenchieWinery.com or at theFrenchie Winery at Raymond Vineyards.Join the Frenchie Winery Community“We are moving into the forefront of pet parenting in the digitalage and connecting with our wine consumers via social and mobilemarketing,” said Boisset. “Frenchie will be unleashing the story andinspiration behind his wines through a series of short videos onFrenchieWinery.com. He will be revealing the life of a rock star dogwinemaker and building a community of Frenchie fans on Facebookand Dogbook while seeking out other like-minded friends to sharetheir photos, videos and more.”Frenchie Winery is located at Raymond Vineyard, 849 ZinfandelLane, St. Helena, CA; open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For moreinformation, call (707) 963-3141 or go to the website atwww.raymondwine.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Al Green and Huey Lewis & The News to HeadlineThe 22nd annual Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series returnswith another season of fine food, wine and incredible music. Thesummer celebration runs from June through September with intimateperformances by world-class musicians in a stunning vineyard setting.The 2012 lineup includes headliners Al Green, Huey Lewis & TheNews, Tower of Power, Al Jarreau and Dave Koz. A complete list ofdetails can be found at omegaevents.com/rodneystrong.Saturday, June 16, 2012 – Tower of Power; Craig ChaquicoDoors open at 4 p.m., show begins at 5 p.m. – Tickets: VIP $80 / GA $50For more than 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind ofurban soul music, led by their tight rhythm section, a horn-driven sound andfunky vocals. Over the years, members of TOP have recorded with hundredsof artists such as Aerosmith, Elton John and Santana. Also performing will beCraig Chaquico, a founding member and lead guitarist for multi-platinumbands Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship.Sunday, July 15, 2012 – Al GreenDoors open at 4 p.m., show begins at 5 p.m. – Tickets: VIP $115 / GA $75Eleven-time Grammy Award winner, Al Green, is one of the most giftedpurveyors of soul music, selling more than 20 million records over his 40-year career. Recognized as one of the top male singers in the world, Green roseto prominence in the Seventies with hits such as “Let’s Stay Together,” “Loveand Happiness,” “I’m Still in Love With You” and “Tired Of Being Alone.”Saturday, July 28, 2012 – Dave Koz, Bebe WinansDoors open at 4 p.m., show begins at 5 p.m. – Tickets: VIP $90 / GA $60Saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominentfigures in contemporary music. Koz’s 2012 album, Hello Tomorrow, debutedat No. 1 on both Billboard’s and iTunes’ Contemporary Jazz charts, and Davecurrently hosts the worldwide-syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show. Opening forKoz is groundbreaking R&B/gospel vocalist Bebe Winans. Alongside his sister,the duo of BeBe & CeCe Winans have received numerous accolades, includingfour Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards, two NAACP Awards and a SoulTrain Award.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS22nd Annual Summer Concert Series at Rodney Strong VineyardsSaturday, August 11, 2012 – Al Jarreau with The George Duke TrioDoors open at 4 p.m., show begins at 5 p.m. – Tickets: VIP $80 / GA $50Quintessential vocalist Al Jarreau is the only singer ever to win GrammyAwards in three different genres – R&B, pop and jazz. Jarreau has releasedmany highly acclaimed recordings including “Look to the Rainbow,” “All FlyHome,” “Breakin’ Away” and “Heaven and Earth.” Jarreau will share thestage with The George Duke Trio. With more than thirty solo recordings anda career that spans more than 40 years, Duke continues to maintain a freshsound, most recently captured in his 2010 release Déjà Vu.Saturday, September 1, 2012 – Huey Lewis & The NewsDoors open at 4 p.m., show begins at 5 p.m. – Tickets: VIP $115 / GA $75Rocking audiences worldwide for three decades, Huey Lewis & The Newshave sold more than 20 million albums with a blend of pop, rock and soulmusic. These Grammy Award winners have written and performed numerousTop Ten Hits including “The Power of Love,” which was nominated for anAcademy Award and soared to #1 on Billboard’s singles chart.Surrounded by acres of beautiful vineyards, guests will be treated tosome of the top performers in contemporary music while picnicking atthe winery’s intimate concert venue, The Green.Season passes and individual concert tickets are available, by calling(707) 869-1595 ext. 4 or www.omegaevents.com/rodneystrong.Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Rodney Strong VineyardsTasting Room.Bring a picnic meal to enjoy with friends on The Green or purchasean assortment of prepared foods from local purveyors who will beonsite. You may also purchase any of Rodney Strong Vineyards’ winesas well as choose from an array of non-alcoholic beverages.Rodney Strong Vineyards club members enjoy exclusive receptionsand discounted tickets by calling 1-866-779-4637.No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed into the venue. Lowbackchairs or blankets are recommended for all lawn seating. No highback chairs or umbrellas.The famous Russian River fog usually arrivesin the early evening, so attendees are advised to bring jackets andsweaters, or guests can purchase specially logo t-shirts and sweatshirts.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com27


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKSopen by appointment only, daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1281 lewelling lane St. helena, cA 94574(707) 963-7678 | www.pragerport.comPhil M.Visited the Prager Winery today. Came all the way fromPennsylvania. All the wines we tasted were outstanding and ourhost was extremely gracious. We’ll definitely be back.28WINEMAKER PROFILE: PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKSPETER PRAGERMaking Wines Few Winemakers Dare AttemptBY JoSh SteinImagine being a teenager and being told your father’s “midlife crisis” was relocating thefamily from Orange County to the Napa Valley, where through perseverance and effort bythe whole family, the creation of some of the finest New World ports was the result?Sounds like the makings of a movie, right? Well, actually, welcome to just the start of thestory that is Peter Prager’s thirty-five years in the wine business. Napa is world-known forits winemakers’ dry wines; however, almost no one has turned those techniques toproducing the same kind of range of sweet wines – except for Jim and now Peter Prager,that is, who have used that same fine winemakers’ eye for detail but applied in a differentfashion, honoring the tradition of long-lived, long-aging, always-representative-of-thevintageport wines. And not just with one or two. How about six, ranging from dry tooff-dry to sweet, displaying the ability of port wines to pair with a wide range of cuisines.Jim Prager’s first crush took place in an 1865-built carriage house on their property insouth St. Helena. Their first releases were Cabernet, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and theNoble Companion Cabernet Port – all 120 cases of it – in 1979. To this day, everyone atthe winery is a Prager by birth or marriage, and while Generation One is nowcomfortably retired, Generations Two run all aspects with Three – all twenty-two ofthem – quickly growing in the wings. The General Manager is brother Jeff; brother Johnmanages the tasting room and the winery’s distribution. Sister Mary coordinates the wineclub, and her husband, Richard, is Cellar Master. Sister Katie is CFO, and brother Peteris winemaker.Peter himself went to Frenso State for his degree in enology, finishing just as Jim wasstepping back from his responsibilities in 1995. Peter makes a range of wines beyond thenorm, not just for Napa wine but for North American wine. Now available are three tablewines and six ports, presenting the full array of what’s possible with this winemakingphilosophy, though each is no more than about eight hundred cases of production. Thelong-aging Royal Escort Port (and the only released in special years Royal Escort VintagePort) is made from Petite Sirah, and the Noble Companion Tawny Port, aged for morethan a decade in oak, is ready for drinking right away. The Tomas Port is made from thePortuguese varietals Tinto Cao, Touriga and Tinta Roriz, which are almost never seen inCalifornia. Going even further into rare production territory, the Aria White Port is madefrom Chardonnay, and the Alyssa Golden Dry Port – you read that right – is made fromthe white Verdelho grape. The still wines are equally out of the ordinary: Petite Sirah andtwo late-harvest Rieslings, the fruity and crisp “Sweet Claire” and the lightly fortified“Madeline.”As I’m sure you can tell, the Prager wines are unlike anything in the Valley, and thePrager tasting experience is beyond the norm, too. I don’t want to give everything away,but several totally unique tasting room displays await visitors, as does explanation of thefortification process and how and why the Pragers produce “the least sweet ports inCalifornia.” Believe it or not, it’s possible to produce dry and off-dry ports, but you haveto visit the winery to find out the secrets of this process from the makers themselves. Iwill say this: bring a bill or two of local currency with you; it will add to the ambianceand the experience of talking to the family about their wines. Do yourself a favor and“step off the beaten path” just south of St. Helena – you’ll be glad you did. Enjoy!Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK30INN AT THE TIDES800 coast highway one, Bodega Bay | www.innatthetides.com | 1-800-541-7788the inn at the tides offers special midweek rates.the Bay View restaurant is open friday - Sunday nights from 5pm - 10pm, bar opens at 4pmthe tides Wharf is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.INN AT THE TIDESBY Michelle J. BAKerLooking for a special destination getaway this summer? Make plans to spenda few days at Bodega Bay’s Inn at the Tides, where you can indulge in all of theinn’s comfort and charm, relax to the sound and smell of the North Coast surf,and take advantage of the area’s championship golf, wine tasting, hiking trails,art galleries, deep-sea fishing and miles of beaches.The beautiful, 86-room inn is perched above Bodega Bay, with sweepingviews of the bay and harbor. The Inn offers guests a wide array of amenities,including indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa, Finnish sauna andfitness center. Guest rooms are spacious and casual yet elegant, with bay andharbor views. Some rooms also offer wood-burning fireplaces, a most romanticway to warm-up once the evening fog rolls in.Make plans to enjoy a special dinner at the Inn’s Bay View Restaurant, whereyou will enjoy fine Italian cuisine in a beautiful setting. For a more casual,family-friendly atmosphere The Tides Wharf Restaurant & Bar is the perfectchoice. The menu includes fresh-caught seafood specialties as well as pasta,salads, prime rib, steaks and vegetarian selections. A special fish-shaped childsmenu is available and house-made desserts and pastries are baked fresh daily.There’s still time to get in on the end of the Inn’s Winemaker Dinner serieswith the Winter-Spring season finale on June 22 featuring B.R. Cohn Winery.Winemaker Tom Montgomery will be the special guest as the Bay ViewRestaurant chef’s prepare an elegant four-course menu specially paired withB.R. Cohn’s top selections. Check the Inn’s website for more information ontheir upcoming winemaker dinners.Check out the Inn for any group events needs, too! What more beautifulsetting can you imagine for a wedding than the Sonoma Coast in thesummertime. The inn is also the perfect venue for a corporate meeting orretreat, family reunion or other private eventLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKJelly Belly – Make a Sweet StopTake a sweet detour and visit the Jelly Belly Visitor Center andFactory in Fairfield. The company has opened its doors to visitorscurious to see how Jelly Belly ® jelly beans are made. In addition tomore than 90 flavors of the legendary Jelly Belly jelly bean, Jelly Bellymakes 100 other confectionery delights and operates a chocolate shopwith hand-dipped delicacies. Guests can sample any of these sweetcreations at the Sample Bar inside the Visitor Center.Located in Fairfield, just off Interstate 80 near the junction withHighway 12, the Visitor Center is the place to stop for a total jellybean experience complete with bean-shaped pizzas and burgersavailable from the Jelly Belly Café.The free guided walking tour of the Jelly Belly factory begins in thespacious Visitor Center and leads visitors on a 40-minute tour.Afterward, visitors can peruse the Jelly Belly Gift Store filled withsouvenirs, Jelly Belly jelly beans, confections and factory secondsknown as “Belly Flops.” You’ll also find post-season sweets anddiscontinued gift items at deep discounts on occasion.The Jelly Belly Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.except for holidays. Free tours operate every day from 9 a.m. to 4p.m., tour information available at 1-800-953-5592. For helpplanning your trip, events, special hours and other information, visitwww.JellyBelly.com. No reservations necessary, wheelchair and strolleraccessible.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


Wine Tasting inS U I S U N V A L L E YVisit Vezér Family VineyardsVezér Family Vineyards is one of the more picturesque andinviting of the Suisun Valley wine region. Owned by the famouslyfriendly and welcoming Frank and Liz Vezér, the winery is arefreshing break from the hustle and bustle of their more well-knownneighbors over the hill. With a climate that boasts of sun-drencheddays and sweet foggy nights, the grapes of the Vezér Family Vineyardsenjoy near perfect growing conditions. Their winery is best knownfor the luscious Petite Sirah that they produce, as well as their hearty,fruit-forward Zinfandel and a little known, but magnificent blend, LaSalette. While lacking the big name appellation, these wines are byno means also-rans. In fact, the region is rated as the oldest and bestin the State of California by the U.C Davis University. These areseriously good wines.The Vezér Family Vineyard tasting room is located in the tinyvillage of Mankas Corners. The town was originally established by alocal miner in 1846. Hints of its old west history can be seen in theold general store and surrounding buildings. The tasting room isopen seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. The tendollar tasting fee is waived with a wine purchase. But, to really get themost out of your visit, opt for their VIP Barrel Blend Tour. At a bargainprice of $35, this tour is well worth the extra investment.The Napa Back RoadS U I S U NV A L L E YW I N E R I E SSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com33


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTASTING ROOM OF THE WEEKJUDD’S HILLBY AleXAnDrA chArSleY34JUDD’S HILLopen daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by advance appointment2332 Silverado trl napa, cA 94558(707) 255-2332 | www.juddshill.comJudd’s Hill Winery is right off the Silverado Trail, a shortdrive from downtown Napa. The winding drive in isbreathtaking as you pass the vineyards. It is a family anddog friendly tasting room that is relaxing, fun, hip andcool. So whether you are a serious wine connoisseur, orjust looking to do some wine tasting, Judd’s Hill is a perfectwinery to visit.Their indoor tasting room is comfortable and intimate.There is a large table for guests to taste their currentreleases along with a selection of limited edition wines onlyavailable at the winery or through their wine club. It’sclean, modern and contemporary with lots of natural light,but small enough to enjoy a very private seated tasting.Artwork created by winery founder Art Finkelstein linesthe walls and makes it feel very casual. As the season heatsup, there are two patio areas for tastings which are setapart and shaded so you can take in their scenic grounds.Judd’s Hill is owned and operated by two generations ofthe Finkelstein family. While his parents Art and Bunniefounded the winery, Judd, along with his wife, Holly, arestill dedicated to making premium handcrafted wines.Guests really feel the connection to a family run operation.Most days you can find Judd in the bottle blending campsor tasting rooms. Taking an intimate and personalapproach to winemaking, they limit their annualproduction to less than 3,000 cases. Being a wine clubmember here has its advantages. Members enjoy theirexclusive small lot wines and great release parties andother seasonal events. Check out their website for a list oftheir latest events at www.juddshill.com.If you are looking for a wine adventure, then sign up fortheir Bottle Blending Day Camp. There are several optionsavailable depending on how many finished bottles youwould like to create. Guests will work with a BlendingGuide to blend their perfect Bordeaux-style wine from fourbarrel samples (two Cabernet Sauvignons, one Merlot andone Cabernet Franc). Once you have decided on a finalblend, you will get to hand bottle, cork and label yourbottles. Your personally blended wine will be sent homewith you the same day!So whether you come to Judd’s Hill for a personal winetasting or to enjoy one of their great events, you will enjoyspending an afternoon here sipping exceptional wine froma family run winery.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK36ROMBAUER VINEYARDSopen daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.3522 Silverado trail north, St. helena, cA 945741-800-622-2206 | www.rombauer.comROMBAUER VINEYARDSBY JoSh SteinRombauer Vineyards is one of those wineries – everyone knows, if it saysRombauer on a bottle, you can be guaranteed high quality, soulful wines to go withfood, bringing enjoyment to all who partake. The Rombauer philosophy is the “Joy ofWine” – crafting releases meant to pair with meals, echoing great-Aunt IrmaRombauer’s belief that the joy of life is the pursuit of what is best to taste and enjoy.Now at year thirty-two, and known for decades as a Napa Valley “must visit,” it’s clearto see – and taste – that they’ve found a winning formula. How? By keeping theemphasis on what matters: drinkable wines and an enjoyable experience – the foodand the people matter most, not the attitude!The winery itself is on the north end of the Silverado Trail, giving a fun drive andshowing off glorious views and uncrowded experiences on the “road less travelled.”The hilltop winery and tasting room, looking out over the heritage Zindandelvineyard visitors drive through along the way, are built over more than a mile’s worthof caves dug into the hillside. Picnic tables and a trellised gazebo confirm whatmatters most: relaxed enjoyment. Tastings are available daily at three separate tastingbars in the tasting room, as is the self-guided garden stroll through the more than onehundred plant and flower species, and the views of the Mayacamas are photo-worthy,for sure. Two different flights, current releases and proprietary, winery-only releasesawait.The wines are just as much a standout as the views, and fitting in with their m.o.,the Rombauers really have thought through the logistics of pairing wine and food, notjust in terms of varietals but also in offering multiple bottle sizes, ranging from 375millimeter half-bottles, to the standard 750 bottle we all know so well, to 1.5-litermagums and even larger formats for occasions requiring something extra special.What awaits is their Carneros Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandels, vineyard-selectCabernets and Le Meilleur du Chai – “the best of the cellar.” There are also two terrificsweets, a Zinfandel Port and the Late Harvest Chardonnay known simply andunsurprisingly as Joy.Visitors in search of the “real” Napa experience need look no further. There’s areason the name Rombauer brings such great associations; come taste for yourself andfind out why – you’ll be glad you did. Enjoy!Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Winemaker-led tasting followed by gourmet meal on-boardDinner on the Napa Wine Train just got a little more informative.Wine Train package, “Sip and Supper,” begins with an intimate 90-minute winemaker-led education of four unique wines. After thetasting class, guests adjourn to a multiple course gourmet dinner in ahistoric Pullman dining car.Sample wines in style in one of our velveteen swivel chairs as a localWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS‘Sip and Supper’ Wine Education on The Napa Wine Trainwinemaker and Wine Train wine educator team up to teach you theintimacies of Napa Valley’s most famous product. Each winemaker willfeature his or her amazing wines while sharing passions and personalphilosophies.At the completion of the tasting, move to a 1915-1917 Pullmandining car for a multiple course gourmet meal cooked to perfection inthe Wine Train’s specially designed kitchen car. Choose from anamazing menu of fresh and locally sourced food.Napa Valley adventurers who want to continue wine tasting into theevening hours, now have the ability to enjoy an intimate “Sip andSupper,” and leave the driving to the Wine Train. All aboard!There are only five “Sip and Supper” wine tasting and gourmet mealpackages planed: June 14, July 12, August 16, September 13 andOctober 11. Dinner trains depart and 6:30 p.m. and return at 9:30p.m. Tickets are only $129 perperson.The Napa Valley Wine Train isone of the most unique and bestNapa restaurants. This top diningestablishment is housed in anantique train that runs on 25-milesof track in the heart of the NapaValley. It offers guests greatregional food and fabulous, hardto-findwines. Enjoy winery tours,wine tasting on board, andcelebrity winemaker dinners: Agreat place to celebrate yourspecial moments, or just to enjoyeveryday life. For more information,call 1-800-427-4124 or go tothe website at winetrain.com.D O W N T O W NN A P ALook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Hungry?Scan the Qr codewith yourSmartPhone app forPreferred restaurantsin napa Valley!37


NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCharles Krug Winery Announces ‘Gas Up’ Summer RebateSummer gas rebate will provide relief to wine tastersHigh price of gas got you down? The folks in the Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family Winery tasting room feel the pain, too, andhave devised a way to help this summer. Beginning immediately, theywill offset the cost of the gas spent to visit the winery in St. Helenawith a rebate against tasting fees.In the Peter Mondavi Sr. family, excellence is a family tradition andtheir Charles Krug wines have represented honest value for nearly 70years. Co-proprietor Peter Mondavi Jr. related, “My brother, Marc, andSecond Annual Father’s Day PicnicJoin Charles Krug on Sunday, June 17th for the secondannual Father’s Day Picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come andenjoy a fabulous lunch at the picnic grounds between theTasting Room and the Redwood Cellar. Select from eitherGrilled Marinated Tri-tip or mouth-watering Chipotle GlazedChicken accompanied by tantalizing side dishes. Wine will, ofcourse, be available for purchase to accompany your picnic. Forhis special day, each Dad will receive a Charles Krug T-shirt. Acool Corvette show will also take place in front of the RedwoodCellar as well – a must see! Adult tickets are $25. Childrentwelve and under; hot dogs, choice of soda and sides – ticketsare $5, limited seating – first come, first served. For groups ofsix or more, please call ahead, 1-888-747-2229.Benessere Garage Sale Wine Event, June 94 food trucks, live band, vintage carsand a garage full of great winesBenessere Vineyards is holding a Garage Sale onSaturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thewinery welcomes the public to come and tastevintage wines, enjoy a live band and vintage cardisplay, and have the catered lunch of your choicefrom a variety of food trucks: Chicago Style hot dogs,PHAT Salads & Wraps, Mark’s The Spot and FoxyCupcakes. There will also be a raffle with covetedprizes. RSVP for $75 per person, $60 for Benessere’swine club members, in advance (on the website or bycalling 707-963-5853x107) or pay $80 at the dooron the day of the event. For more information, go towww.benesserevineyards.com/events.The winery is located at 1010 Big Tree Road offHighway 29 in St. Helena, four miles north ofdowntown St. Helena.Wine aficionados will enjoy a rare opportunity totaste well-cellared wines from the last decade andbeyond, and buy their favorites while they last. Get38I know our customers sometimes travel quite a ways to visit CharlesKrug, and we were lamenting about how the price of gas has gone upso much. So we came up with this idea to give visitors to our winerya break.”During the “Gas Up” rebate promotion the farther visitors travel tovisit Charles Krug, the larger the rebate to offset what was spent to getthere. A vehicle that comes from 10-24 miles away, for example,would receive a $5 rebate, from 25-49 miles, $10, and a vehicle travelingmore than 50 miles would receive a $15 rebate. The promotionruns now through September 30, or until the average price of gas fallsbelow $4 per gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area, whichever comesfirst. There is one rebate per vehicle, and AAA’s Daily Fuel GaugeReport for California will be used to confirm average gas prices.“We think Charles Krug would support this kind of incentive,”continued Peter Mondavi Jr., whose family has owned Charles KrugWinery since 1943. “He was anextremely hard worker and notimmune to financial difficulties S T . H E L E N Ahimself.”To join in the fun, first visitwww.charleskrug.com and printthe “Gas Up” rebate, then presentthe rebate at the Charles KrugWinery tasting room. The rebatewill be applied to a tasting fee.a glimpse into Benessere’s aging cellars, and sampleits standouts back to its early vintages. Take advantageof great pricing on wines that are ready to drinknow. Come early for best selection. Benessere’swinemaker, Jack Stuart, and the winery’s certifiedsommelier, Eric Hensel, will be on hand to taste anddiscuss the wines with guests.Benessere Vineyards was founded in 1994 byJohn and Ellen Benish. Benessere (pronounced“beh-NESS-seh-ray”) means well-being in Italian,“reflecting the wholesome life we live in ourcharming corner of wine country,” says Jack Stuart.Current releases, also available at the event, are2010 Pinot Grigio, 2011 Rosato, 2008 Sangiovese,2007 Phenomenon, 2008 Black Glass Zinfandel and2009 Holystone Collins Zinfandel.Benessere farms 36 acres of estate vineyardssurrounding the picturesque winery and welcomesvisitors daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., by appointment.For more information, call (707) 963-5853or visit www.benesserevineyards.com.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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Getting to Napa ValleytrAVel tiMefroM MileS (Average) (Peak)golden gate Bridge 50 60 100Bay Bridge 50 60 90Sacramento 60 70 90Santa rosa 40 60 70Getting around Napa ValleyDowntown napa to Yountville 10 15 20Yountville to St. helena 10 15 30St. helena to calistoga 10 10 15calistoga to Alexander Valley 25 35 45Downtown napa to Sonoma Plaza 15 20 2540www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKZD WINESopen daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | tours are by appointment8383 Silverado trail in rutherford1-800-487-7757 | www.zdwines.com | facebook and twitterZD WINES Zero Defects, Guaranteed!BY JoSh SteinLong before Napa was world famous, wine country had its intrinsicappeals: a slow pace of gradual movement, an appreciation for the Valley’senvirons, working with and not against nature. That feeling ofconnectedness is what ZD’s tasting room and various tasting experiences aredesigned to let you feel for yourself.ZD stands not only for its founders’ initials but also for “Zero Defects,”which aptly describes not just the wines but the time spent at this perfectplace in the heart of the Silverado Trail. Norman deLeuze, and partner, GinoZepponi – the “ZD” in ZD Wines – were two aerospace engineers with a loveof Pinot Noir and Chardonnay who received the first new Sonoma Countypermit in decades when they fell in love with Carneros in the 1970s. Thisnew winery permit allowed the multiple-generation family winery to thrivethis long because they know how to take the best the Valley gives them andput it into the bottle for others to enjoy, as is evinced by the wall of awardstucked discreetly to the side in the tasting room.ZD are producers of more-than-excellent Cabernet, Chardonnay andPinot Noir – plus some very special winery-only bottlings, known as theRosa Lee “Whims,” including, at various times, releases of Barbera, Malbec,Muscat Canelli, Mourvèdre, Petit Sirah, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Viognier –the newest is a delicious and not-to-be-missed Grenache Rosé. In 1992, ZDintroduced Abacus – a solera-style multi-vintage blend of every ZD ReserveCabernet Sauvignon ever produced, which is held in the barrel untilbottling. Every year since, a limited amount is bottled and that year’s newvintage Reserve Cabernet is added back to the barrels.ZD Wines offers special tours and tastings by appointment only. Weatherpermitting,the Eco Tour provides the opportunity for conversation aboutthe ZD estate and its practices. As you walk the perimeter of the property,you are exposed to all the various ways in which ZD and its people act asconservators: organic farming, cover crops, insectiaries, owl boxes,composting and vermicomposting, use of biodiesel for all equipment, hybridvehicles for everyone, solar panels, waste reduction, water recycling andhigh efficiency use, four-stage chilling to match power to task at hand, andon and on. The winery even pays employees a daily incentive to carpool!Equally, the Private Group Tasting provides a relaxed experience wheregroups of eight or more people can enjoy a private tasting of ZD’s classicwines in the cellar, and the Cellar Tour and Tasting allows visitors to enjoyseveral current vintage and reserve wines with a private guided tour throughthe cellar and a sampling of wine maturing in the barrel. Most enjoyably, theVineyard View Tasting provides a selection of current, reserve and librarywines in crystal stemware in the eponymous room with its west-Valley-facingfloor-to-ceiling windowed space and exterior deck above the crushpad at thetop of the winery. From there, you can see almost all of the property as youenjoy the wines complemented by artisan cheeses and finished with adecadent chocolate truffle.Last but not least, like many others, ZD has a wine club, called FirstTaste, but unlike other clubs, you select what, when, and how much you’dlike sent. That guarantees the club members don’t just feel special at thewinery and makes sure there are zero defects in every shipment. And thatreally sums up the ZD Wines experience: everything has been tastefully andthoughtfully been considered ahead of time, guaranteeing your time isenjoyably well spent. Cheers!42 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Welcome toY O U N T V I L L EClassic Autos Cruise intoNapa Valley for Father’s DayV Marketplace celebrates the “art of the driving machine”The Napa Valley proudly welcomes car connoisseurs from around the Bay Area andbeyond as V Marketplace in Yountville hosts the 22nd Annual Father’s Day Invitational AutoShow on Sunday, June 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Auto entries are by invitation. Theevent is free to the public.From the national champions, to the local favorites, to the one-of-a-kind collectorcuriosities, more than 150 early and late model autosspanning almost 100 years of production can be seen atthis non-competitive, open-class invitational exhibition.Whether nostalgia means rolling down the road in aclassic 1928 Model A Phaeton, sliding into the drive-inwith a ’57 Chevy, or cruising the fast lane in a PorscheTurbo, this show-stopping collection presents some of thefinest autos to grace the highway in any era and is theperfect gift for Father’s Day!V Marketplace has also invited local nonprofits to addto the festivities. Starting the morning off is Pink HealsNapa Valley offering coffee and tasty breakfast burritos.Manning the booth where cool beverages can be foundwill be the Native Sons of the Golden West and the NativeDaughters of the Golden West and firing up their grillserving delicious sausages and hot dogs will be the FireExplorers and the Yountville Fire Department. Allproceeds from these sales go directly to the nonprofits.Make it a Father’s Day weekend escape to Napa Valley!Surrounded by lush gardens, beautiful water features andmeandering cobblestone walkways, V Marketplace,provides a breath-taking backdrop for this annual event.Visitors can look forward to a unique variety of distinctivespecialty shops, galleries, restaurants, wine tasting, hot airballooning and Michael Chiarello’s NapaStyle and BottegaRistorante. The Yountville Trolley will be offeringadditional shuttle service free of charge to the CaliforniaVeteran’s Home where additional event parking can befound.V Marketplace is located just one hour northeast ofSan Francisco at 6525 Washington Street in Yountville,Napa Valley. Take Highway 29 to the Yountville/VeteransHome exit, nine miles north of the City of Napa. Hoursare 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For information,call (707)944-2451 or go to www.vmarketplace.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.comYOUNTVILLE43


Welcome toC A L I S T O G AOld Faithful Geyser of California – A Natural PhenomenaBY Michelle J. BAKerFor all of Napa Valley’s world-renown as a wine-tasting destination,did you know that the valley also has one of only three “Old Faithful”geysers in the world?Located at the north end of the valley in Calistoga, Old Faithfulmakes for a fun and fascinating afternoon stop between wineries.About every 30 minutes, visitors to “the geysers” are treated to a firstrateshow – an eruption of steam and extremely hot water spraying 60to 100 feet in the air.The term “Old Faithful” refers to geysers that erupt on regular intervals.Water for the Old Faithful Geyser of California comes from anunderground river. When this water flows over the hot molten magmadeep in the earth, it boils, expands and then collects in large cavities.Under tremendous pressure from the heat, the superheated water isforced through the fractures and erupts with an outpouring of steamfollowed by hot spewing water.Old Faithful is surrounded bypalm trees and thick bamboo,making for a relaxing and partiallyshaded setting. There are picnictables with umbrellas and acovered seating area, all withexcellent views of the geyser. Thegift shop is stocked with snackssuch as ice cream bars, chips anda variety of drinks, or if you wantto make it a lunch stop, bring in apicnic lunch from town and abottle of wine from one of thenearby wineries!Don’t miss some of the otherinteresting features at OldFaithful. Check out the wishing44wells that were once used as hot mineral therapy pools. There’s also aninformative exhibit area on geyser eruptions and earthquake predictions,as well as a brief history of the town of Calistoga. And best of all,there’s a petting zoo with Tennessee Fainting Goats, Jacob’s Four HornSheep and Guard Llamas.Old Faithful Geyser of California is located at 1299 Tubbs Lane inCalistoga. The gift shop is a great place to find unique Old Faithfuland Napa Valley themed souvenirs, including mugs, shot and wineglasses, postcards, T- shirts and sweatshirts in adult and child sizes,hats and visors, keychains, water bottles, pens and much more.Old Faithful is open daily year round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in thewinter and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer. Admission is $10 foradults, $7 for seniors, $3 for kids ages six to 12 and children under agesix are free.C A L I S T O G Awww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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Travelling to Santa RosatrAVel tiMefroM MileS (Average) (Peak)golden gate Bridge 49 50 90Sacramento 104 110 150Downtown napa 42 60 77Travelling around Sonoma CountyDowntown Santa rosa to Sonoma Plaza 22 35 40Downtown Santa rosa to healdsburg 16 20 30healdsburg to geyserville 8 15 15Downtown Santa rosa to guerneville 19 35 40Sonoma County Wineries


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


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK52SODA ROCK WINERY8015 highway 128, just outside of healdsburgopen daily for tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.www.sodarockwinery.com | (707) 433-3303SODA ROCK WINERYBY SUe StrAight, the Wine WenchOne of Alexander Valley’s newest, yet oldest wineries awaitsyou. Let me explain – Soda Rock Winery was originallyconstructed back in 1869, the Alamo-like stone façade was addedin 1943, but the new-and-improved Soda Rock Winery made itsdebut in December of 2011.This wonderful place is an eclectic blend of old-meets-new.The main building that houses the tasting bar and lounge oozeshistory – the rough-hewn stone façade (featured front and center)outside of the building is your first clue. Once inside the large,airy tasting room and lounge, with its exposed brick walls andredwood beams, you almost expect to hear the chink-chink ofspurs as cowboys and farmers mosey up to the long antique barfor a drink.The contemporary touches in and around the tasting bar andlounge include stained cement floors all throughout the structuresand sleek, modern-looking buildings that house the winery andevent facility. There are large pieces of art displayed around thetasting bar and a cozy sectional takes up one corner of the room.There are tables and chairs scattered about the room and stoolsare lined along the bar. You’ll want to relax and stay a while.Looking to host a wedding, private party or corporate event?Soda Rock Winery should definitely be on your list of venues tocheck out! In addition to having have a licensed weddingcoordinator on staff, their large event facility accommodates up to250 people and the smaller, more intimate Vineyard Room canaccommodate up to 50 people. The beautifully landscaped picnicarea and surrounding grounds are also available for private events.For visitors who would like to prolong their Soda Rockexperience, there are four luxuriously appointed guest suites onsite as well.The main focus in the tasting bar and lounge is the wine.There are a few t-shirts and other chatchkes available, but you’llwant to sit down, take some deep sniffs and sips and thoroughlyexperience the wines – they are really good! I tasted a few winesduring my visit and enjoyed them all. My favorites were thefollowing:2009 Reserve Chardonnay, ($36) – I am usually a card-carryingmember of the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) club, but thisclassic beauty totally swayed my opinion! Mouthwatering aromasof buttered toast, vanilla and citrus delight the nose and continueas flavors in the richly textured, juicy mouthfeel.2006 Cabernet Sauvignon “The General” ($50) – Wow!What a gorgeous Cab! Black cherry, cassis, orange peel and spicebox aromas lure the taster into a luscious mouthful of consistentflavors, which linger through the long, delicious finish.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKGloria Ferrer, WillMar Partnership Invests in Kids’ FutureArtist Series Pinot Noir Barrel Tasting,Original Posters and Bluebird Boxes Raise FundsFor almost a decade, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards haspartnered with Sonoma Valley’s WillMar Family Grief & HealingCenter to raise funds for bereaved children while promotingsustainable agriculture. This year, in addition to the annual sales ofthe bluebird boxes constructed by the Gloria Ferrer vineyard crewand painted by the WillMar children, futures will be sold of thespecial vintage Gloria Ferrer 2011 WillMar Artist Series Pinot Noirat a Barrel Tasting and Vineyard Tour on Saturday, June 23rd, 1:30to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are scarce so call or register online to purchasetickets in advance.This special event will include a tour in Gloria Ferrer’s privatebarrel cave with Winemaker Steve Urberg including an exclusive“futures” barrel tasting of the WillMar Pinot Noir, complementedby a walk in the vineyard with Vineyard Manager Mike Crumly.Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. This limited-productionwine will be sold at a special case price one time only. Ticket cost is$25 and all wine and ticket sale proceeds go to the WillMar Center.With only 100 cases to be bottled, this exclusive, handcraftedPinot Noir yields from carefully tended estate Carneros Vineyards.Family, friends and community are invited to pre-taste this estatewine and purchase futures to be released in 2014. Original art willgrace the bottles with label artwork designed by young, talentedWillMar artists. Posters of the artworks are available for sale in thetasting room.Nurturing Hope One Nest at a TimeThe one-of-a-kind hand-painted bluebird boxes are alsoavailable in the Gloria Ferrer Tasting Room for $40 each, with100% of the sales and/or additional donations going to theWillMar Center. “When the children paint the nest boxes, they feelthey are building a safe home for the baby birds,” says BarbaraCullen, program director at WillMar. “This type of therapeuticwork is what our program is all about – helping to create a safe,loving home for grieving children.”WillMar became part of the Gloria Ferrer family many yearsago, when children of one of their vineyard workers benefited fromthe loving support of this unique, nurturing communityorganization. The power and importance of the work being done atWillMar has left a lasting impression.WillMar Family Grief & Healing CenterWillMar Family Grief & Healing Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofitorganization designed to serve children and teenagers whohave experienced the death of a loved one from illness, accident,suicide or homicide. As an important component of its program,WillMar facilitates art projects to encourage healthy selfexpression,as well as personal healing. WillMar’s support servicesare extended to the family, caregivers, schools, community, and to56children living with a family member who has a life-changingillness.Gloria Ferrer Caves & VineyardsThe Ferrer family of Spain established Gloria Ferrer Caves &Vineyards as the first sparkling wine house in California’s Carnerosregion 25 years ago. In creating exceptional sparkling and stillwines, blended to pair perfectly with a diverse array of food, GloriaFerrer embodies Spanish winegrowing history, time-honoredtradition and centuries-old sustainable practices. True to tradition,the Ferrer family’s culture of generosity is expressed in theircommitment to high quality, affordable wines for everyone toenjoy. Come and celebrate Spain in Sonoma. Visitwww.gloriaferrer.com.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKGay Wine Weekend – Wine & Dine Out in Celebration of Gay Pride MonthBenefits Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS NetworkOut In The Vineyard, the first wine country event and travelcompany, dedicated to the LGBT community, presents Gay WineWeekend – Wine & Dine OUT in the famous California WineCountry, Friday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. Exclusive winemaker dinnersfor Gay Wine Weekend feature three of wine country’s most talentedwinemakers. Enjoy an intimate evening, dining with the winemakersthemselves, who will pair their wines with the culinary delights fromthree of Sonoma’s top restaurants. Seating is extremely limited to theseintimate evenings.Penfolds and El Dorado Kitchen – $125 per person - Limited to 25 guestsConsistently ranked as one of the top wines of the world, Australia’sIconic Penfolds brings their exclusive, luxury wines to Sonoma to pairwith Chef Armando’s delicious California inspired cuisine. This will bea truly unforgettable experience, featuring (Penfolds) RED, the luxuryBin Series and Penfolds legendary St. Henri Shiraz and RWT Shiraz.La Crema and The Girl & The Fig – $85 per person - Limited to 12 guestsThe girl and the fig Sonoma’s renowned restaurant and La Cremawinemaker, Elizabeth Grant-Douglas, team up for a true “countryFrench with a passion” dining experience!B Wise Vineyards and ESTATE Restaurant – $75 per person - Limited to 12 guestsESTATE one of Sonoma’s newest Italian dining establishmentslocated in the historic home of General Vallejo’s daughter. Enjoy afamily style menu paired with the exceptional wines of B Wise Vineyards.Winemaker Massimo Monticelli will guide you through hisarray of wines for an unforgettable dining experience!For more information, go to www.outinthevineyard.com orwww.facebook.com/outinthevineyard.58Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESTenth Annual Home Winemakers Festival in Lakeport, June 23The winemaking efforts of more than 40 talented homewinemakers from Lake County and across California will be availablefor tasting at the tenth-annual Home Winemakers Festival onSaturday, June 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. This year’s event will be held inLibrary Park, 225 Park Street, in downtown Lakeport.Sponsored by the Clear Lake Performing Arts, the event is abenefit for Lake County symphony and music programs and thepurchase of a commemorative glass will allow event-goers to tasteany or all of the wines from the amateur winemakers and brews fromthe amateur brewers. Tasting is $20 per person in advance, $25 dayof the event.In the morning before the festival begins, a professional judgingpanel will choose winners in several categories. During the festival,guests vote on their favorite wines, brews and other categories, andPeople’s Choice awards will be presented at the end of the day.Several local commercial wineries, including Rosa d’OroVineyards, Steele Wines and Wildhurst Vineyards will be present tosupport the event, and some will even pour their wines for tasting.In addition to wine, several home-brewed beers also will beavailable for sampling. Local purveyors will be selling food during thefestival and a silent auction will take place during the festival withmany fantastic donated items. The David Neft Duo will perform lightjazz, bluegrass and folk music during the festival.For more information on the Lake County Home WinemakersFestival or to register as an amateur winemaker, contact Ed Bublitz,(707) 277-8172, www.homewinemakersfestival.com.Lake County is part of the North Coast AVA, which alsoencompasses Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Within LakeCounty, five other AVAs exist – Clear Lake AVA, Benmore Valley AVA,Guenoc AVA, and the recently approved Red Hills AVA andHigh Valley AVA.Lake County Wine Adventure WeekendFeatures Wines with AttitudePassport-style Event Offers Tours, Hors d’oeuvres,Entertainment, Tastings from More Than 30 WineriesThe eighth-annual Lake County Wine Adventure, a two-daypassport event, will be held July 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.The Lake County Wine Adventure is hosted by the Lake CountyWinery Association.Adventurous wine enthusiasts will have an opportunity todiscover the “high elevation” wine region of California’s LakeCounty and sample many award-winning wines.Throughout the weekend, wine adventurers will taste winesfrom five of Lake County’s distinct viticulture areas (AVAs) as theyvisit participating wineries.Adventure tickets can be purchased in advance online or atselect participating wineries for $35 each or on the day of theevent for $45 each. Each ticket is good for two days of activitiesincluding tours, music and art exhibits and entitles the holder towine tastings and hors d’oeuvres at each winery, a logo wine glassand a four bottle wine bag. Event-goers will be entered into a raffledrawing when they leave their completed wine adventure ticketswith the last winery they visit. Raffle prizes include a dozen choiceLake County vacation and entertainment packages and a specialgrand prize featuring a stellar collection of Lake County wines.Event organizers promote responsible hospitality andencourage all participants to designate a driver. Designated driversare invited to participate free of charge at each site, complimentsof the Lake County Winery Association.For more information, call (707) 355-2762 or visit the websiteat www.lakecountywineries.org.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com61


Wine Tasting inLIVERMORE VALLEY Wine CountryMcGrail Vineyards and WineryBY KiMBerlY horg-WeBBWine 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 specializesin 100-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.The winery ages its wine for 30 monthsin oak barrels. The extra time in the barrelhelps integrate the flavors. They also tasteeach and every barrel before finalizing itsblend which ensures top quality.LIVERMORE VALLEYW I N E R I E SJim 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 McGrailsaid. “Our winery is all about fun, familyand friends.”According to her, the Petite Sirah andChardonnay are other popular selections.The Chardonnay is a California styleChardonnay with fruit notes, oak and butter.The Petite Sirah is grown from the fruit of afamily friend and neighbor, JulioCovarrubias. It has blueberry notes, darkfruit and dry tannins.Two wines were released this year, a dryCabernet Sauvignon Rosé and a 2009Reserve Cabernet that will be released inJuly.When the tasting room originally openedthey poured only one wine, the 2005Reserve Cabernet, the same “recipe” butdifferent vintage. Each year, they work atimproving this wine while keeping itconsistent with previous vintages.“It’s exciting that three vintages later wehave successfully created a wine thatreceives such high honors,” Heather McGrailsaid.She says besides sampling the awardwinning wines, 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.62www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Livermore Valley Winery’s Drought Resistant Garden TrailLivermore Valley Winegrowers Association celebrated theopening of the Drought Resistant Garden Trail with a sign installationand toast at Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery on April 12. Developedin cooperation with the Alameda County Master Gardeners,the initial phase of the new trail includes the first of many localwinery and event center gardens to feature native, drought resistantplantings. Trail maps will soon be available at www.LVwine.org andat each of the following garden trail locations in Livermore Valley:• Cedar Mountain Winery (7000 Tesla Road): A wide perennialgarden flanks both sides of the barrel room. The garden is filledwith roses; especially captivating is the climbing rose Altissimo.Hardy penstemon and sages also fill the beds.• Concannon Vineyard (4590 Tesla Road): Playful topiary is theobvious theme of these gardens, where even mature fruitlessMulberry trees are trained into arches and orbs. Drought resistantNew Zealand flaxes, purple hopseed and daylilies are scatteredamong the olive trees. Concannon was one of the first wineries inLivermore Valley to use roses as detectors of molds and mildew inthe vineyard.• Las Positas Vineyards (1828 Wetmore Road): Many droughtresistant grasses, including California fescue and Mexican feathergrass are planted in this extensive landscape that also featuresTeucrium chamaedrtys (germander).• Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery (3053 Marina Avenue): Avidgardener and winery owner Nancy Rodrigue is challenged by lackof sun in her landscape that features many garden “rooms.” Withthe advice of master gardeners, she has replaced ground coverswith ceanothus and native deer grass. A border that runs along anoutdoor seating area has been replanted with honey bushmahonia and various colored leafed heuchera that add color.• Wente Vineyards Estate Winery (5565 Tesla Road): A formerparking lot is now planted with hardy trees, shrubs and perennialsthat welcome guests to picnic. Outside the winery, whiteoleander and olive trees under planted with rosemary, lavenderand agastache repeat in drifts along Tesla Road. Coffeeberry andheleanthemum are highlights of a corner garden in this lush spacethat features native and drought resistant plants.• Martinelli Event Center (3575 Greenville Road): The propertywas given to the Master Gardener Program by the county in 2000now blooms as an example of beautiful landscaping in a drysummer garden. The University of California Alameda CountyMaster Gardeners Livermore Demonstration Garden is dividedinto six areas: an oak garden, a flower garden, a dry creek bedgarden, a garden that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, awind garden and example of gardening on a berm.Several other Livermore Valley wineries are actively working withthe Master Gardener Shari Wentz to design and plant drought resistantgardens that will be included in future phases of the wine country trail.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com“Although the program is still in the beginning stages, the LivermoreValley Winegrowers Association and Alameda County MasterGardeners are excited about this cooperative effort and its potential,”said Wentz.All of the gardens on the Drought Resistant Garden Trail areopen to the public and the Master Gardeners Livermore DemonstrationGarden hosts monthly classes. The Master Gardenerprogram is part of Cooperative Extension, the outreach arm of theUniversity of California through its Division of Agriculture andNatural Resources. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers whoprovide residents of Alameda County with information to helpthem garden in schools, backyards, nursing homes and other locations.Visit acmg.ucdavis.edu/Demonstration_Gardens/ for moreinformation.Livermore Valley Winegrowers AssociationThe Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association is a 501(c)6organization that supports the wineries, growers, and members inthe Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area though educationaland marketing programs.63


Welcome toMONTEREY BAY AREAI N C L U D I N G M O N T E R E Y • C A R M E L • C A R M E L V A L L E Y • H O L L I S T E RS A N T A C R U Z M O U N T A I N S • S A L I N A S • S A N T A C L A R A • L O S G A T O STraveling from MontereytrAVel tiMeto MileS (Average) (Peak)Sonoma county 170 3 hrs 3-1/2 hrsSanta cruz 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan francisco 113 2 hrs 2-1/2 hrsPaso robles 116 2 hrs 2-1/4 hrsSanta Barbara 238 4 hrs 4-1/2 hrsTraveling from Santa CruztrAVel tiMeto MileS (Average) (Peak)Monterey 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan francisco 73 1-1/4 hrs 1-3/4 hrsPaso robles 136 2-1/4 hrs 2-3/4 hrs


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SANTA CLARA/SANTA CRUZ/MONTEREY COUNTIESJune In Bloom on the Summit to Sea Wine TrailBY lAUrA neSSJune is the time forweddings and graduations,and it’s Father’s Day, too! Timeto bring out the big Bordeauxin honor of the occasion. Maywe suggest two wines that aretailor-made for gift giving thistime of year: the BurrellSchool “Dean’s List” CabernetSauvignon and the “HonorRoll” Merlot. If you want tolaud a special graduate, howabout a bottle or two of theboldly built, always in style,“Valedictorian?” There’s alwaysthe “Extra Credit” Cabernet Franc for someone who puts extra effortinto everything they do: your Dad, perhaps?Poetic Cellars has Father’s Day labels for that special Dad, and youcan also create a custom label for that graduate who deserves someextra recognition. Dads everywhere will love Katy’s 2007 ReserveSyrah, a rich, wonderfully silky and elegant wine that seduces everypart of your palate and hangs around for a really long time, too. Ifyou’re looking for something more exotic, the Poetic Cellars 2007Mourvedre is absolutely stunning right now, and if Dad loves thembig, bold and fruity, there’s nothing quite like the Poetic Petite Sirah.June means Vintners Festival in the Santa Cruz Mountains, atraditional time to visit the local wineries. Help us celebrate the evergrowingwine region and pay homage to its roots. The first weekend,June 2nd and 3rd, Vintners Festival will be hosted at wineries andrestaurants in Santa Clara/San Mateo counties. This is also called “EastSide” weekend. The second weekend, June 9th and 10th, the festivalwill be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa Cruz County, calledthe “West Side” weekend. Wineries participating in the Vinters’Festival will be pouring from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with restaurantsclosing at 4 p.m. Many wineries will be pouring their wines at localrestaurants for the festival as well as at their own winery locations. Fora map, brochure and tickets, call the Santa Cruz Mountains WinegrowersAssociation at (831)685-VINE (8463). You may also purchaseyour commemorative wine glass, which serves as your ticket to tastethroughout the entire double weekend event! Tickets are $40 inadvance and $45 at the door. Festival glasses may be purchased onlinefrom SCMWA.com. All Summit to Sea wineries will participate inVintners Festival on the west side.Dancing Creek will be open Saturday, June 9, for Vintners Festivaland will be sampling their new 2009 Santa Cruz Mountains PinotNoir, their fun new white blend of Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer andPinot Grigio, called “Samba,” and their “Late for the Dance” lateharvest Zin. Kick up your heels at Dancing Creek!On Father’s Day weekend, June 16 & 17, Amy and Paul Kempinvite you to come up to Loma Prieta Winery to enjoy the best viewin the mountains, and to help celebratethe release of their new 2010Viognier. Enjoy fresh bivalves fromBill the Oysterman and live musicby our favorite local musician,Asher Stern, all weekend. Bringyour dad and treat him to somePinotage and a game of bocce ball!Or maybe he’d prefer to play catchwith everyone’s favorite Germanshort-haired pointer, Moe!Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 65


SANTA CLARA/SANTA CRUZ/MONTEREY COUNTIES | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMonterey Wine Festival Celebrates 36 YearsNow in its 36th year the Monterey Wine Festival continues to evolveinto a platform designed for the regional wine industry and thecommunity of wine lovers. After 36 years the festival has settled into thewine and food scene like a seashell in the sand. On Friday, June 8 from5 to 9 p.m., the festival kicks off with guests savoring bites of wonderfulfood and sips of world-class wines. The cool ocean breeze remindsguests of the local heritage and of this festival that celebrated the wineindustry long before many wineries even existed. Now the festivalfeatures many new editions that keeps guests happy and the palate alivewith anticipation. Spirits, beers, oysters and Champagne are all featuredon Friday evening as well as seafood from the Central Bering SeaFisherman’s Association, arrays of cheeses, charcuterie and more all pairnicely with the wines. One can only imagine what else you would needto feel more bliss. What fun to hob-knob with the industry professionalsand fellow guests that share a love of all that is good to the palate!On Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the celebrationcontinues with another addition The Bartenders Fedora ProfessionalCocktail Competition Throw Down! Guests continue the celebrationwith a completely mouth watering experience from both the wineriesand purveyors of food. Along with all these festival ingredients livemusic is the final sensation that further ensures a ultimate winningcombination. Wine, food, beer, spirits, music…aahhh!It’s a Chowdah Throw Down!Another successful addition to the festival this year is the 3rd AnnualWest Coast Chowder Competition. Professional chefs from the westcoast will come to compete and chowder lovers will pay homage totheir special creations. This year chefs from Seattle, San Francisco,Portland and other chowder known destinations will be landing inMonterey to compete against the local titans of chowder. Allcompetitors will be trying to slay the judge’s tongues with theircreations, take home the prize money and boast of their achievement inwhat is expected to be one of the most impressive competitions around.Clam, Seafood and Creative Chowders are the categories that make upthe contest and the big copper pot award goes to the Best of Show.Guests can sample or buy a cup of chowder, pick their own personalfavorites and vote for the people’s choice award comparing their palettesto the judges. Wines that pair with chowders will also be available tosample.Festivities take place at 2012 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. Ticketsare available online at www.montereywine.com.SALINASVALLEYW I N E R I E S66www.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; 707 226-6696open by appointment onlyAcme Fine Wines– 1080 fulton ln, St. helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5Adastra – 2545 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 255-4818open by appointment onlyAetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley road, St. helena; 707 965-2675open by appointment onlyAhnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at oxbow tasting room, 605 first St. napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,tue 12-8Allora Vineyards – 3244 ehlers lane, St. helena; 707 963-6071open by appointment onlyAlpha Omega – 1155 Mee lane @ highway 29, rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley rd, napa; 707 253-2000open by appointment onlyAmizetta – 1099 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-1460open by appointment onlyAncien – napa; 707 255-3908open by appointment onlyAnderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards – 680 rossi road, St. helena; 707 963-8600 open by appointment onlyANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big ranch road, napa; 1-877-386-5070 open daily 10-5Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours: Public tours daily at 11am & 2 pm (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational ProgramsAntica Napa Valley –3700 Soda canyon, napa; 707 257-8700open by appointment onlyArdente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 226-7669open by appointment onlyARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 inglewood Ave, St. helena; 707 963-4334 open daily 10-5Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingAriel Vineyards – 1312 town center, napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020open by appointment onlyArns – 601 Muno road, St. helena; 707 963-3429open by appointment onlyARTESA – 1345 henry road, napa; 707 224-1668 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsAugust Briggs – 1307B lincoln Avenue, calistoga; 707 942-4912fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-thu 11-5, tue by appt.B CELLARS – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 709-8787 open daily 10-5Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, thu-fri 10-8, Sun 12-7BALDACCI FAMILY – 6236 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-9261open daily by appointmentBallentine Vineyards – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919open daily 10-5 by apptBarlow Vineyards – 4411Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742open by appointment onlyBarnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7075open by appointment onlyBEAULIEU VINEYARDS (BV) – 1960 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-5233 open daily 10-5Beau Vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 Mon-fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-1774open by appointment onlyBell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 open daily 10-4Benessere Winery – 1010 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-5853 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsBENNETT LANE – 3340 hwy 128, calistoga; 877 MAX-nAPA open daily 10-5:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsBERINGER VINEYARDSCOME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-94632 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this adSave up to $252000 Main Street, St. helena | www.Beringer.comBialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 227-2293open by appointment onlyBighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569fri-Sat 11-4, tue-thu by apptBlack Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866open by appointment onlyBlack Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860open by appointment onlyBlack Stallion Winery – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5Blankiet Estate – 2360 california Sr, Yountville; 707 963-2001 open by appt Mon-Sat 10-4Boeschen – 3242 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-3674open by appointment onlyBOUCHAINE VINEYARDS – 1075 Buchli Station road, napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine open daily 10:30-4:30Gift 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-MidnightLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Bourassa – 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 onlyDAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARDeSt. 1860 - JUSt 400 cASeS/YeAr ProDUceDOld Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery.Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.open Weekends, friday through Monday 11 -4825 fulton lane, St. helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidfultonWinery.com67


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDel Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella oaks lane, napa; 707 963-2805open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 963-2134open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. helena highway, St. helena; 707 963-2134open by appointment onlyDelectus Winery – 908 c enterprise Way, napa; 707 255-1252open daily by appointmentDiamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain road, calistoga; 707 942-1189open by appointment onlyDOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig rd, napa; 707 257-0101 open daily 10-6Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moreDomaine Chandon – 1 california Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 open daily 10-5Dominari – 620 trancas Street, napa; 707-226-1600open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pmDuckhorn Vineyards – 1000 lodi lane, St. helena; 707 963-7108 open by appointment, 10-4Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5771 open daily 10-4:30Eagle Eye Wine – 6595 gordon Valley rd, napa; 707 427-1600open by appointment onlyEagle & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463open by appointment onlyEagle Trace– 680 rossi rd, St. helena; 707 963-4665open by appointment onlyEeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain rd., St. helena; 707 337-5526open by appointment onlyEHLERS ESTATEJoin us in our historic stone building and beautiful olive grove.Open daily, 10:30 to 4:00 – $25 for a current flight tastingEnjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points)All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.For reservations, call 707-963-59723222 ehlers lane, St. helena | for reservations, call 707.963.5972El Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021Weekdays by appointment onlyElizabeth Spencer – 1165 rutherford road, rutherford; 707 963-6067 open daily 10-5Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson rd, napa; 707 255-0504open by appointment onlyElyse – 2100 hoffman ln, napa; 707 944-2900open by appointment onlyEnvy Wines – 1170 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-4670 Sun-thu 10:30-4:30, fri-Sat 11-5:30ETUDESTOP IN AND SEE THE NEW TASTING ROOMWe invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.2 for 1 Tasting with this ad (Save up to $25)1250 cuttings Wharf road, napa | open Daily 10am-4:30pm707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.comFailla – 3530 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-0530open by appointment onlyFalcor – 2511 napa corporate Dr, Ste 115, napa; 888-402-Wine open daily 10-5Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, oakville; 707 944-2861 open by appointment only 10-3Farella – 2222 n. 3rd Ave, napa; 707 254-9489open by appointment onlyFleury Estate Winery – 950 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 967-8333open by appointment onlyFlora Springs – The Room – 677 St. helena hwy So., St. helena; 707 967-8032 open daily 10:30-5Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 967-6723open by appointment onlyFOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 800 535-6400 open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKFontanella Family – 1721 Partrick road, napa; 707 252-1017 open daily by appointment 10-4Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big rock road, St. helena; 707 963-3900open by appointment onlyFranciscan Vineyards – 1178 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-7111 open daily 10-5FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 larkmead lane, calistoga; 707 942-0859 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic AreaFrazier Winery – 70 rapp lane, napa; 707 255-3444 x107open by appointmentFreemark Abbey – 3022 St. helena hwy 29 n., St. helena; 707 963-9694 open Daily 10-5Frog’s Leap – 8815 conn creek road, rutherford; 707 963-4704open by appointment onlyG Cook – 264 n. fork crystal Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-7760open by appointment onlyGargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770open by appointment onlyGemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855open by appointment onlyGirard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 open daily 11-7Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder rd; 707 254-7766open by appointment onlyGoosecross Cellars – 1119 State lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 open daily 10-4:30GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-2784 open daily 9:30-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food PairingsGroth – 750 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 944-0290open by appointment onlyGuffy – 1390 thompson Ave, napa; 707 258-2532open by appointment onlyGuilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-9059open by appointment onlyGustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-0781 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursHall Rutherford – 56 Auberge road, rutherford; 707 967-0700open by appointment onlyHall St. Helena – 401 St. helena hwy So, St. helena; 707 967-2620 open daily 10-5:30Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified forest rd, St. helena; 707 942-6760open by appointmentHartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269open by appointment onlyHdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121open by appointment onlyHeibel Ranch Vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289open by appointment onlyHeitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-3542 open daily 11-4:30Helena View Johnston – 3500 highway 128, calistoga; 707 942-4956open by appointment onlyHendry – 3104 redwood Dr, napa; 707 226-8320open by appointment onlyHESS COLLECTION – 4411 redwood rd, napa; 707 255-1144 open daily 10-5:30Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 open daily 10-6Honig Vineyards – 850 rutherford rd, rutherford; 707 963-5618open daily by appointmentHope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675open by appointment onlyHunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado trail north, St. helena; 707 963-2911open by appointment onlyIlona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463 open by appointment onlyInglenook – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161open daily 10-5, appt recommendedJ. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa open by appointment onlyJames Cole – 5014 Silverado trail, napa; 707 251-9905open by appointment onlyJames Creek – 2249 James creek rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646open by appointment onlyJarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello rd, napa; 1-800-255-5280open by appointment onlyJax –3468 hwy 128, calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102open by appointmentJericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665open by appointment onlyJESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 open daily 10-6Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pmJocelyn Lonen Winery – napa; 1-800-255-5280open by appointment onlyJohn Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711open daily 10-2amJoseph Phelps Vineyards – 200 taplin rd, St. helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointmentJUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2332 open daily by appointment only 10-4Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children WelcomedJuicebox – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 707 254-1212 open daily by appointment only 9-5Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment onlyKapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804open by appointment onlyKeenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177open by appointment onlyKeever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910open by appointment onlyKelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000open by appointment onlyKelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849open by appointment onlyKenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004thu-Mon 11- 5 & by apptKent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667open by appointment onlyKenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572open by appointment 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 onlyLaird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., napa; 707 257-0360 open daily 10-5Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 larkmead ln, calistoga; 707 942-0167 open daily by appointment only 10-4Lava Vine – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9500 open daily 10-5Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-6289exclusive tastings by appoinment onlyLokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968open by appointment onlyLong Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-4555 open daily 11-6LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. helena hwy So. (hwy 29 ), St. helena; 707 968-3361 open daily 10-6Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food PairingsLuis Ochoa Family – 1307 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 341-6780open by appointment only68 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSLuna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 255-8864 open daily 10-5Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 n. St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-6577 open daily by appointment 10-4MAHONEY VINEYARDS – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 112-7Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK fri-Sat 12-9Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open thu-Sun 11-5Marita’s Vineyard – napa; 707 259-5313open by appointment onlyMarkham Vnyds – 2812 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-5292 open daily 11-5Mark Herold Wines – 710 first St, napa; 707 256-3111open by appointment onlyMaroon Wines – napa; 707 257-3040open by appointment onlyMarston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490 open by appointmentMason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30MATERRA – 1426 Main Street, St. helena; 707 244-4600call for hoursMayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030open by appointment onlyMcKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186open by appointment onlyMERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-7777 open daily 10-6:30Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKCall ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food PairingsMichael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-thu 12-5, fri-Sun 11-5Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage canyon rd, rutherford; 707 225-4367open by appointment onlyMilat Vineyards – 1091 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-0758 open daily 10-5:30Miner Family – 7850 Silverado trail, oakville; 707 944-9500 open daily 11-5MJA – 647 greenfield rd, St. helena; 707 963-3394open by appointment onlyModus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199open by appointment onlyMONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsMoss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele rd, napa; 707 252-1295open by appointmentMount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993open by appointment onlyMUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado trail, rutherford; 800 MUM-nAPA open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursMurphyVineyards – 395 crane Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2516open by appointment onlyMyriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630open by appointment onlyNAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-2565 open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OKNapa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-8011open by appointmentNeal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800open by appointmentNewton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000open by appointmentNeyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840open by appointmentNichelini Family – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentNickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600open daily by appointmentNord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094open by appointment onlyO’Brien Estate – 1200 orchard Ave, napa; 707 252-8463 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898open by appointment onlyOakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665open by appointmentOlabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30OnThEdge – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442open daily by appointmentOrin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179open by appointment onlyOutpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718open by appointment onlyPage Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6– 520 california Blvd, #20, napa; 707 944-2339 open by appointment onlyPalmaz Vineyards – 4029 hagen road, napa; 707 226-5587open by appointment onlyPaloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504open by appointment onlyPaoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689open by appointment onlyParadigm – 1277 Dwyer rd, oakville; 707 944-1683open by appointmentParaduxx – 7257 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890open by appointmentPATZ & HALL – 851 napa Valley corporate Way, Ste A, napa; 707 265-7700 open Wed-Sun 10-4Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-0770open by appointmentPedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 933-8352open by appointment onlywww.WineCountryThisWeek.comPEJU – 8466 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-3600 open daily 10-6Peter Franus Wine Company – napa; 707 945-0542open by appointment onlyPheonix – 3175 Dry creek road, napa; 877 374-6364By advance appointment onlyPhifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4787 tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1Piña Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 738-9328 open daily by appointment 10-4Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-9777 open daily 10:30-4:30PlumpJack Winery – 620 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 945-1220 open daily 10-4POPE VALLEY WINERYEstabished in 1897. Experience 40 acres of history.Turn left and go back 100 years!open daily, 11 am to 5 pm6613 Pope Valley road, Pope Valley707-965-1246 • www.popevalleywinery.comPorter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980open by appointment onlyPRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949open by appointmentPROVENANCE – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10-5Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601open by appointmentQuixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659open by appointmentRAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 963-3141 open daily 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursRAZI WINERYWith a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail…“Everything we know is in the bottle.”Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299REATA – 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 open daily 9-5Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 open daily 10-5Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380open by appointment onlyRevana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814open by appointmentReverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800open by appointmentREYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado trail, napa; 707 258-2558 open daily 10-5Rios Wine – 1334-B lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1376 open daily 10:30-6:30Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4661open by appointmentRoad 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200open by appointment onlyRobert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555open by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177open by 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 appointmentRustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353open by appointmentRutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592open Mon-Sat by appointmentSalvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105open by appointmentSaviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889open by appointmentSavour Saint Helena – 649 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-5445 open daily 10-8Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980open by appointment only69


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSchool House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240open by appointmentSchramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 open daily by appointment 10-4Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882open by appointmentSciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3open by appointment onlySeavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339open by appointmentSEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 open daily 10:30-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsShafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877open by appointmentSherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154open by appointmentSignorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointmentSilenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930open by appointment onlySilver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by apptSilverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 open daily 10-5Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391open by appointmentSmith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283open by appointmentSodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848open by appointmentSOMERSTON RANCH TASTING ROOM – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 Daily 10am-10pmSOMERSTON VINEYARDS – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757open by appointmentSpottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134open by appointmentSpring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188open by appointmentST. CLEMENT“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”Two Years in a Row2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard TastingSave up to $252867 St. helena north, St. helena | open Daily 10am-5pm707-265-5000 | www.stclement.comSt. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 967-9463open by appointmentST. SUPÉRY ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY – 8440 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 800 942-0809 open daily 10-5Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2020 open daily 10-4:30Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198open by appointmentStaglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477open by appointmentStags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441By advance appointment onlySTERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-fri 10:30-5Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Children OK Sat-Sun 10-5Stoneheath Winery – napa; 707 257-0701open by appointmentStonehedge Winery – 1004 clinton St, napa; 707 256-4444 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-8Stony Hill Vineyard – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt onlyStorybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310open by appointmentSullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646open daily 10-5 by appointmentSUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSummit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488open by appointmentSUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSwanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500open by appointmentTallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823open by appointmentTamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Mon-thu, Sat-Sun 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 9-5, Sun 11-5Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by apptUncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 open daily 12-8Up Valley Vintners – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004 thu-Sat 11-8, Sun, Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 12-5V Madrone – 3169 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573open by appointmentV Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave ToursVan Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130open daily 10-6 by appointmentVarozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331open by appointment onlyVelo Vino – pour clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-6Venge – 4708 Silverado trail, napa; 707 942-9100Wed-Sun by appointment onlyVerismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyVermeil – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110open by advance appointmentVinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by apptVincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 greenwood Ave, calistoga; 707 942-6995open daily 10-4:30 by appointmentVine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364open daily 10-5 by appointmentVineyard 29 – 2929 St helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-9292open by appointmentVineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963.9425Mon-fri 10-2 by appointmentVinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943open by appointmentVintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, napa; 707 255-7150 open daily 11-6Volker Eisele Family – 3080 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9485open by appointment onlyVolta Wine– 3108 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060open by appointment onlyVon Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. rd, calistoga; 707 942-0930 open by appointment 10:30-4:30W. H. Smith– 1307 lincoln Avenue, Suite B, calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun, Mon, tue, thu 10-5, fri-Sat 10-6:30WATERSTONE – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Mon-thu, Sat-Sun 12-7, fri 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 only70 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSWitt Estate – 1500 Whitehall ln, St. helena; 707 967-8046open by appointmentX Winery – 1405 2nd Street, napa; 707 204-9522open by appointment onlyYates Family Vineyard – 3104 redwood rd, napa; 707-226-1800open daily by appointment onlyYoung Ridge Estate – 1200 thompson Ave, napa; 707 265-8400open by appointment onlyZ-52 – Poured at taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-9Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 lake county hwy; calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 963-5188 open daily 10-4:30Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsSONOMA COUNTYA. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1385 open by appointment onlyAcorn Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440open by appointment onlyAdobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 open by appointment only– 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-9099 Daily 11-7Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174open by appointment onlyAkoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 996-1787open by appointment onlyAlbini Family Vineyards – 886 Jensen ln, Windsor; 707 838-9249open by appointment onlyALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 800 405-5987 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsAlexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7209 open daily 10-5Amista Vineyards – 3320 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9200 open daily 11-4:30AMOROSA BELLA – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open daily 11-4:30Anaba Wines – 60 Bonneau rd, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 open daily 10:30-5:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Archipel – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800-273-0177 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Arista Winery – 7015 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0606 open daily 11-5ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 433-2222 open daily 11-5Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsArnot-Roberts – healdsburg; 707 433-2400open by appointment onlyARROWOOD VINEYARDS & WINERY–14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30Atascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 824-8204open by appointment 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 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine PairingsB Wise Vnyds – 9077 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9169 Wed-Sun 10:30-5Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 open daily 11-4:30Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner rd, Santa rosa; 707 578-4091open by appointment onlyBedarra Vineyards –Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30Benovia Winery – 3339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441open by appointment onlyBenziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 888 490-2739 open daily 10-5Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Blue Rock Vineyards – cloverdale; 707 481-0867open by appointment onlyBonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter)Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalBRYTER Estates – 25 east napa St, Suite e, Sonoma; 707 501-8272 tues-Sun 11-6Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726open by appointment onlyBuena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5C. Donatiello – Poured at Vin couture: 322 healdsburg Ave c, healdsburg; 707 431-1011 open by appointment onlyCahill Winery – 4950 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-1335 Mon-fri 9-4, Sat-Sun 10-5Camellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457open by appointment onlyCarol Shelton – 3354-B coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 575-3441 open by appointment, 11-4Cass Winery – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTWCELLAR 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 rose; 707 795-7052open by appointment onlyD’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5Dashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Da Vero – 766 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5David Coffaro – 7485 Dry creek rd, geyserville; 707 433-9715 open daily 11-4David Noyes – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Davis Family Vnyds – 52 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3858 thu-Sun 11-4:30Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 open daily 10:30-4:30Dehlinger – 4101 Vine hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays onlyDe La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711open daily 11-4:30tDel Carlo – 4939 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 484-2430open by appointment onlyDE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 800 546-7718 open daily 10:30-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKDeux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945open by appointment onlyDowntown Wine Cellars – 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5Draxton Wines – 4001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 open daily 10:30-5DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalDry Creek Vineyards – 3770 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1000 open daily 10:30-4:30Duchamp Estate – 280 chiquita rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6665open by appointment onlyDUNAH VINEYARDS – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852open by appointment onlyDUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2700 open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursDutton Estate – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 open daily 10-5Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 grevenstein highway north, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 open daily 10-4:3071


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKEdmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 994-2454 open daily 10:30-5:30Ehret Winery – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 open daily 12-6ERIC K. JAMES VINEYARDS – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 996-1364 open daily 11-8Eric 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; 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 10:30-4:30FOYT FAMILY WINES – Poured at Meadowcroft Wine:, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1400 open daily 11-6Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-6937open by appointment 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.comHudson Street Wineries – 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Icaria Creek Winery – 27750 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707 486-9623open by appointment onlyIL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalImagery Estate – 14355 hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30Inman Family – 3900 Piner road, Santa rosa; 707 293-9576fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360 coffey ln Suite e, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-4:30J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm: 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8pm, late weekendsJ Rickards Winery – 24505 chianti rd, cloverdale; 707 758-3441 tue-Sat 11-4J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-3646 open daily 11-5JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 open daily 10-5:30JAMES FAMILY – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10JAQK CELLARS – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalJazz Cellars – 1305-A cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707-595-1488thu-Mon 11-6, tue-Wed by appointmentJCB TASTING ROOM & WINE BAR – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-4John Tyler Wines – 4353 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123 open daily 10:30-5Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250open by appointment onlyJOSEPH JEWELL – Poured 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 – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700open by appointment onlyKastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348Sat Sun 11-4 or by apptKaz Winery – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 open daily 10-5Keller Estate – 5875 lakeville hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 thu-Sun 11- 4:30Kelley & Young – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 fulton rd, fulton; 707 571-8100 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsKENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-7102 open daily 10-5Children & Pets OKKenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 open daily 10-4:30Kings Hill Cellars – 3404 Kings hill rd, Santa rosa; 707 538-0704open by appointment onlyKokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30Korbel Champagne Cellars – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 536-1532open by appointment onlyKunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-5La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 800 314-1762 open daily 10:30-5:30La Czar Vineyards – 7870 giusti rd, forestville; 707 887-3400open by appointment only72 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Lago 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 onlyMacPhail Family – 851 Magnolia Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780open by appointment onlyMacrae Family – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5MacRostie Winery – 21481 eighth St e, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480Sat 11-4:30 or by appointmentMADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-4052fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-thur by appt– Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6Marimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, Windsor; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5MARTIN RAY – 2191 laguna road, Santa rosa; 707 823-2404 open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMartorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1909open by appointment onlyMatanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley rd, Santa rosa; 707 528-6464 open daily 10-4:30MATRIX – 3291 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1911 open daily 11-5Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-0804 open daily 10-5MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive at highway 12, glen ellen; 707 938-9401 open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY – Poured at the cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8159 open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKMEADOWCROFT WINESCatch the BuzzLocated in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot thatfeatures a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.open Daily 11-5 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8845 open daily 10-5Meeker Vineyards – 21035 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 431-2148 open daily 10:30-6Mercury Winery – 21015 geyserville Avenue, geyserville; 707 857-9870 thu-Mon 11-6Merriam Vnyds – 11650 los Amigos rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4032 open daily 10-5Merry Edwards – 2959 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommendedMichel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427open by appointment onlyMietz Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Daily 10:30-4:30Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320open by appointment onlyMontemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499open by appointment onlySign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSMOONDANCE CELLARSFormerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars producessmall lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured bythe winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery.Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcomeMOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30Mountain Terraces – glen ellen; 707 481-7377open by appointment onlyMounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4:30 or by apptMueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4Munselle Vineyards – 3763 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-9988open by appointment onlyMurphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 499-7644 open daily 10:30-5:30Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 942-6180open by appointment onlyNalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040Sat 12-5 & by apptNicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6Novy Family – 981 Airway ct, Ste e & f, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3Notables – 11020 eastside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8460open by appointment onlyOccidental Road Cellars – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9400open Sat 1-4 or by apptOld World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 490-6696open by appointment onlyOptima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222open by appointment onlyORCHARD STATION WINERY – at Moondance cellars: 14301 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5Paint 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 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursPARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 open daily 11-6Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKParmelee Hill – 1695 Sperring rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905open by appointment onlyPassalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5Pasterick Vnyd – 3491 West Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4655open by appointment onlyPaul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879open by appointment onlyPedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:30Pellegrini Family – 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244open by appointment onlyPendleton Estate – 35100 hwy 128, cloverdale; 707 894-3732open by appointment onlyPoured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Peters Family – 2064 hwy. 116 n, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111open by appointment onlyPeterson – 4791 Dry creek rd Bldg 7, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 By appointment Sat-Sun 11-4:30Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Petroni Vineyards – 990 cavedale road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311open by appointmentPezzi King Vnyds – 3225 W Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9388open by appointment onlyPhilip Staley – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Portalupi – 107 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0960 open daily 10:30-7Porter Bass Winery – 11750 Mays canyon rd, guerneville; 707 869-1475open by appointment onlyPorter Creek – 8735 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6321 open daily 10:30-4:30Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3372 open daily 11-4:30Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8333 open daily 11-5R2 Wine Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330 open daily 11-6Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Ram’s Gate – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 721-8700 thur-Mon 10-6Ramey Wine Cellars – 25 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-0870open by appointment onlyRavenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8559 open daily 11-5Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500 open daily 10-4:30RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6RICHARDSON WINERY – Poured at cellar Door in Sonoma: 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-673


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRidge 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 11-4:30Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 open daily 10-4Russian River Vineyards – 5700 gravenstein hwy n, forestville; 707 887-3344 open daily 11-5Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison rd; Santa rosa; 707 542-3138open by appointment onlySadler-Wells Winery – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272open by appointment onlySapphire Hill – 55 front Street, healdsburg; 707 431-1888 thurs-Mon 11-4:30Saracina/Atrea – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2285 open daily 10-4Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKSbragia Family – 9990 Dry creek road, geyserville; 707 473-2992 open daily 11-5SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic AreaScribe Winery –2300 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 939-1858open by appointment onlySEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonalSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 933-3230 open daily 11-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSeghesio Winery – 700 grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-3579 open daily 10–5Selby Winery – 215 center St, healdsburg; 707 431-1288 open daily 11-5Shane Wine Cellars –novato; 415 342-7926open by appointment onlySheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755thu 4-8 or by 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 – 111 east napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 Daily 12-6ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery ToursSt. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. helena road; Santa rosa; 707 538-8674 open daily 9-5 by appointmentStarlite Vineyards – 5511 highway 128, geyserville; 707 431-1102Sat & Sun 11-5 or by 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. fri & Sat 11-7Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30TOPELExquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown toexacting organic and biodynamic standardsMARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORSVisit the tasting room, located just steps off Healdsburg Plaza.open Daily 11-7125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-4116TR ELLIOT – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Trecini Cellars – 441 Beaver St, Santa rosa; 707 525-9400open by appointment onlyTRENTADUE – 19170 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 433-3104 open daily 10-5Tres Hermanas – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Trione Winery – 19550 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 814-8100 thur-Sun 10-5Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-9545 open daily 11-5Two Amigos – 25 east napa St, Sonoma open daily 11-6Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside rd, healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5590open by appointment onlyUPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 566-9153tue-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon by apptValdez Family Wines – 595 Santana Dr, cloverdale; 707 894-3710Sat 11-4, fri & Sun by apptValley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 939-4500 open daily 10-4:30Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177open by appointment onlyVIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4726 open daily 10-5Vin Couture Lounge – 322 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 thu-Sun 11-10VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARSOur wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Roomor through our Wine Club Enoteca.We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.9077 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood • open Daily 10am-5pm707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.comVML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-4404 open daily 11-5Walt – 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 appointment74 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSWoodenhead – 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 OKByington Winery – 21850 Bear creek road, los gatos; 408 354-1111 tue-Sun 11-5, Winter: Wed-Sun 11-5Calera – 11300 cienega road, hollister; 831 637-9170 open daily 11-4:30Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass hwy, hollister; 800 543-1702 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 8-7:30Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 liberta Drive, Morgan hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, capitola; 831 476-2282 tue-thu 4-11, fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977open by appointment onlyCinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 open daily 11-5, fri 11-8Clos LaChance – 1 hummingbird ln, San Martin; 800 itS-Wine open daily 11-5Clos Tita – 4 Kendall lane, Santa cruz; 831 439-9235open by appointment onlyCooper-Garrod – 22645 garrod rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa cruz; 831 425-Wine fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6Creekview Vineyards – 12467 creekview ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-Wine Wed-Sun 11-5David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5DeRose Vineyards – 9970 cienega Valley road, hollister; 831 636-9143Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointmentDomenico Wines – 1697 industrial rd, San carlos; 650 593-2335 open daily 12-5Enz – 1781 limekiln road, hollister; 831 637-6443By appointment onlyEquinox Champagne Cellar – 427-c Swift St, Santa cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 redwood retreat, gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-8986open by appointment onlyFortino Winery – 4525 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-3305 tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith rd, hollister; 831 902-9106Weekends July thru SeptGUGLIELMO WINERYWith three generations of grape growing and wine making,we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.Daily 10-5, closed major holidays1480 east Main Avenue, Morgan hill408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.comHallcrest Vineyards – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 831 335-4441 open daily 12-5Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133open by appointment onlyHecker Pass Winery – 4605 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-8755 open daily 10-5Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500Sat 12-5, Sun 2-5 & by appointmentHunter Hill – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 11-4 or by apptJ. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 open daily 10-5Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 846-8463 thur-Mon 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 847-8827 (3855 Day rd for events) open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551open by appointment onlyLa Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104Sat 11-5 or by apptwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comLa Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo road, half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 open daily 10-5Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, hollister; 831 636-1023 open daily 11-5LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 loma Prieta Way, los gatos; 408 353-2950Sat-Sun 12-5 or by apptMartin Ranch – 6675 redwood retreat road, gilroy; 408 842-9197 open third weekend of each month 12-4Mesa Del Sol Esate – 45803 Arroyo Seco rd, greenfield; 831 624-8527open by appointment onlyMichael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777open by appointment onlyMJA VINEYARDS – 328A ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 Mon-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-8MJA VINEYARDS – 24900 highland Way, los gatos (Sta cruz Mtns); 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 12-6Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan hill; 408 779-7389 tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Sat-Sun 12-5Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821open by appointment onlyMuns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663open by appointment onlyNaumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871Special events & by appointmentNicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4Odonata – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5Organic Wine Works – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 800-oWW-Wine open daily 12-5Osocalis 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 appointmentCARMEL VALLEYBernardus – 5 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 open daily 11-575


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKBoekenoogen – 24 West carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 open daily 11-5Boëté Vineyards – 7156 carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 open daily 12-5Carmel Hills – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 thur-tue 12-6Caraccioli Cellars – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel Valley; 831 622-7722 Mon-thu 2-7, fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-7Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 624-2600 Mon-fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 center Street, carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 open daily 12-6Chesebro Wines – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2125 fri-Mon 12-5Chock Rock Vnyd – 1 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 thu-Mon 11:30-5:30Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel Valley; 831 620-0645 open daily 12- 6Figge Cellars – at Winefield gallery: Dolores St between 7th & ocean, carmel Valley; 831 384-4149 Wed-Sun 2-8Galante Vineyards – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel Valley; 831 624-3800 open daily 12-6 (closed until spring)Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-thu 11-4:30, fri-Sun 11-6Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 open daily 11-5Holman 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 11-5MONTEREY WINERIESA Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Ste KK, Monterey; 831 646-5446 open daily 10-6Bargetto Winery – 700 cannery row Suite g, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Mon-fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-7Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 open daily 12-6Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090open by appointment onlyFigge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149Mon-fri by appointment onlyMcIntyre Vineyards – in hyatt regency: 1 old golf course rd Ste 1, Monterey; 831 649-9463 Mon-Wed 9-7, thu-Sun 8-8Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 12-6:30, fri-Sat 12-8Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 open daily 11-5Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 open daily 12-8SALINAS VALLEYA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6, closed SunBoekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Sat-Sun 12-4De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176open by appointment onlyHAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-4555Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery ToursMon-fri 11-4Sat-Sun 11-5Hammond Vnyds– 655 river road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 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 11-576TASTE 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.comLAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESAlbertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475open by appointmentBarra of Mendocino – 7051 n. State Street, redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 open daily 10-5Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069open daily11-8Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7Brassfield Estate – 10915 high Valley rd, clearlake oaks; 707 998-1895Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in WinterBreggo Cellars – 11001 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 open daily 11-5Brutocao Cellars – 7000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 open daily 10-5Brutocao Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1664 open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Campovida – 13601 old river road, hopland; 707 744-8797open by appointmentCeago Vinegarden – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open daily 10-5Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Wed-Sun 11-5:30Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill creek rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146open by appointment onlyClaudia Springs – 1810 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs rd. n., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651May-oct, fri-Sun 11-5pm or by apptDemuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729open by appointmentDogwood Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, Ste h, hopland; 707 743-0301Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri by apptDrew Family – 9000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 thu-Mon 11-5Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. house road, hopland; 707 744-1493open by appointmentDunwood Vineyards – 2399 n. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985open by appointmentEden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 open by appointmentElke Vineyards – 12351 hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 fri-Mon 11-5Esterlina – 1200 holmes ranch road, Philo; 707 895-2920open by appointment onlyFoursight Wines – 14475 highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 fri-Mon 10-4:30Frey – 14000 tomki rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5177Mon-fri 10-5, by appointmentGermain-Robin – P. o. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314open by appointment only Mon-fridGiuseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401 School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment onlyGoldeneye Winery – 9200 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 open daily 11-4Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.hwy 101; Suite 3, hopland; 707 744-8466 open daily 10-5Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 open daily 10-5Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point lakeview road, lower lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5Handley Cellars – 3151 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Harmonique Wines – 1810 hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5Hawk and Horse – 13048 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-0910open by appointment onlyHigh Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 e. State highway 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9400 tue-Sat 11-5Husch Vineyards – 4400 hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 open daily 10-5JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. hwy 101, hopland; 877-462-0666 open daily 10-5Jeriko Estate – 12141 hewlitt & Sturtevant rd, hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4Jim Ball Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 open daily 11-5Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 gaddy lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995By appointmentLake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper lake; 707 275-8030 thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304open by appointment onlyLonder Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 thu-Mon 11-5Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 ell river rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyMaple Creek Winery – 20799 hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 open daily 10:30-5Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243open by appointmentMasút Vnyd & Winery – 1301 reeves canyon rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5466open by appointmentMcDowell Valley – 13380 S. hwy 101, hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. hwy 101 Suite #5, hopland; 707 744-8463 open daily 10-5McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. hwy 101; hopland; 707 744-1986 open daily 10-5Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 open daily 10-5Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1396open daily10-5Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle rock road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 fri - Sun 11-5Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213open by appointmentSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSNavarro Vineyards – 5601 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 open daily 10-5Nelson Family – 550 nelson ranch road; Ukiah open daily 10-5Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 old long Valley road, clearlake oaks; 707 998-0319Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257open by appointmentPacific Star – 33000 north highway 1, fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 open daily 11-5Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – 14125 hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303Sat-Sun by appointmentPloyez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay rd, lakeport; 707 263-0100 fri-Sun 10-5Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South highway 101, hopland; 707 894-3683 open daily 10-5Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1671 open daily 11-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629thu-Sat 11-5 or by apptSilversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointmentSIP! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-8375 open daily 11-5Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Snows Lake Vnyd –lower lake; 707 994-9444open by appointmentSol Rouge – P.o. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000open by appointmentStandish Wine Co. – 5101 hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5Steele Wines – 4350 thomas Drive, at hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5Terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114 tue-Sun 10-5Terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, fri-Sun 11-5Testa Vineyards – 6400 north State Street, calpella; 707 485-7051open by appointmentToulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo open daily 11-5Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs rd, nice; 707 274-9373 open daily 10-5Villa La Brenta – 1780 highway 53, clearlake; 707 994-4000 tue-Sun 10-5Vin de Tevis – 51161 covelo rd, Dos rios; 707 983-8433open by appointment onlyWeibel Winery – 13275 So hwy 101, Ste 1, hopland; 707 744-2200 open Daily 10-5Whaler Vineyards – 6200 e Side capella rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355open by appointment onlyWildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 open daily 10-5Yorkville Cellars – 25701 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 open Daily 10-5SUISUN VALLEYBlacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Blue Victorian Vineyards – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., fairfield; 707 422-8025 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6Green Valley Cellars – 1635 Mason rd, green Valley; 707 864-2089thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentKing Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy road, Suisun city; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Mankas Hills Vineyards – 4185 chadbourne road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334open by appointment onlyTenbrink Vineyards – 1793 rockville rd, Suisun Valley; 800-692-0723open by appointment onlyRock Creek Vineyard – 4610 green Valley rd, green Valley; 707 864-2471open by appointment onlySuisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 thu-Sun 12-5Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Vezer Family Tasting Rm – 2522 Suite V Mankas corner road, fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025tours & tasting by appointment onlyWinterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 11-5Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!Wine Tasting onTREASURE ISLANDTREASURE 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 with spectacularviews of the City. 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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKYOLO COUNTYBerryessa Gap – 27260 hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201tue-fri 12-4 or by appointmentBerryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 thurs 4:30-8:30, fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4Bogle Vineyards – 37783 county rd, clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 10-California Cellars – 15511 isleton road, isleton; 916 777-5747open by appointment onlyCapay Valley Vineyards – 13757 hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointmentCarvalho Family – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5Heringer Estates – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1227 thu-Sun 11-5Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 currey rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 thu-Sun 12-5River Grove Winery – 52183 clarksburg rd, clarksburg; 916 744-9000open by appointment onlyRominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30Six Hands Winery – 13783 isleton rd, Walnut grove; 916 776-2053open by appointment onlySolomon Wine Co. – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744 1131 fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Three Wine Company– poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 707 933-9752 fri-Sun 11-5Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5Turkovich Family Wines– 304 railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 thu 12-6, fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5Wilson Vineyards – clarksburg; 916 744-1456open by appointment onlyBAY AREA/LIVERMOREBent Creek Winery – 5455 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-6320 fri-Sun 12-4:30Big White House – 6800 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4Cedar Mountain – 7000 tesla rd, livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4Charles R Vnyds – 8195 crane ridge rd, livermore; 925 454-3040 fri-Sun 12-4:30Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares rd, castro Vly; 510 582-9900Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)Concannon – 4590 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2505 open daily 11-4:30Crooked Vine – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentDashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by apptEagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo road, livermore; 925 584-6494Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointmentel Sol – 8626 lupine Way, livermore; 925 606-1827 fri-Sun 12-5Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptFenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 447-5246 fri-Sun 12-5Garré Vineyard & Winery – 7986 tesla rd, livermore; 925 371-8200 fri-Sun 11:30-5Hidden Creek – 5937 graham ct, Suite B, livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30John Christopher – 25 So. livermore Ave, Ste 103, livermore; 925-456-Wine thu-Sun 12-6La Rochelle – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6442 open daily 12-4:30Las Positas Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore rd, livermore; 925 449-9463 fri-Sun 12-5Lavish Laines Winery – 2481 Buena Vista Ave, livermore; 925 321-0373 fri-Sun 11-7Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria lane, livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton thu-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Livermore Valley Cellars– 2838 cellars Dr, livermore; 925 454-9463 Sat-Sun 12-5Longevity Wines – 2271 South Vasco rd, Ste B, livermore, 925-443-Wine fri-Sat-Sun 12-5Scan the QR codewith your smartphone appfor winery listings, stories,websites, and more!For corrections, deletions oradditions, send an email toinfo@winecountrythisweek.comMarr Cellars – poured at the Singing Winemaker, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5MCGRAIL VINEYARDS– 5600 greenville rd, livermore; 925 373-6214 fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-524837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment onlyMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 thu-Sun 12-5Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines rd; livermore; 925 456-2390 May-oct open daily 11-4:30, nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco rd, livermore; 925 294-8647 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30OCCASIO WINERY – 2245B South Vasco road, livermore; 925 371-1987 fri-Sun 12 to 5Page Mill– 1960 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30fri-Sunday & by appointmentRed Feather – 5700 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 447-8941 tue-fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-Wine open daily 11-5:30Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 408-209-9498 fri-Sun 12-5SINGING WINEMAKER (THE ) – 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5Steven Kent – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6440 open daily 12-4:30Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Tamas Estate – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2380 open daily 12-4:30Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff common, livermore; 925 960-1006 fri-Sun 12-5Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2305 open daily 11-4:30Wente Vineyards Tasting Room – 5050 Arroyo rd, livermore; 925 456-2405 open daily 11-6:30Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares rd, castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5White Crane Winery – 5405 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-8085 thu-Mon 12-4:30Wood Family Winery – 7702 cedar Mountain rd, livermore; 925 606-7411open by appointmentTREASURE ISLANDBODEGA WINE ESTATES – 751 13th St at Ave M, treasure island, San francisco fri, Sat & Sun from 1-6pmFat Grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco; 415-388-8318tue-Sun 12-5:30 pmHoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscoopening SoonJUST JOSHIN – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscofri, Sat, Sun from 1-6pmKNIGHTSWOOD – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San franciscofri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmSTEIN FAMILY WINES – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco fri, Sat, Sun 1-6pmTreasure Island Wines – 95 9th Street and Ave i, treasure island, Sf; 415-394-9463 Mon-fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pmWINERY SF – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentVIE – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUiceopen daily 12-5, tours by appointmentSol Rouge – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice open daily 12-5, tours by appointmentCONTRA COSTA COUNTYBloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pmCaptain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714open by appointmentEnos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900open by appointmentHannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper happy Valley road, lafayette; 925 283-1245open by appointmentLolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine Mon-fri 1-4New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463open by appointmentOdisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662open by appointmentOlin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107Sat 12-4 or by appt.Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares road, castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Parkmon Vineyards – 55 laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980open by appointmentShadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463open by appointmentSterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463open 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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