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FREEYOUR GUIDE TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE TASTING & EVENTSPAGE 34www.WineCountryThisWeek.comNOVEMBER 5, 2010Taste our Wines in Healdsburg or Visit Ferrari-Carano in Dry Creek ValleyPAGE 24CHATEAUST. JEANSONOMAPAGE 20HOLIDAYINCARNEROSPAGE 23SILVERPASSWEEKENDPAGE 29TASTING ROOMOF THE WEEK:EHLERS ESTATEPAGE 42CORNERSTONESONOMAPAGE 56LODIWINEWEEKENDPAGE 61


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPAGEPublished Weekly Since 1981More than 1,000 distribution points –Read by more than 2 million people annuallywww.winecountrythisweek.com669 Broadway, Suite B • Sonoma, CA 95476P.O. Box 92 • El Verano, CA 95433707-938-3494 Fax 707-938-3674PUBLISHERMANAGING EDITORMike GiangrecoDirect (707) 938-3734mike@winecountrythisweek.comChandra GrantPhone 707-938-1783 • Fax 707-938-3674chandra@winecountrythisweek.comOFFICE MANAGER & Cathy GoreCALENDAR EDITOR Phone 707-938-3494 • Fax 707-938-3674Email cathy@winecountrythisweek.comCIRCULATION &DISTRIBUTIONSUBSCRIPTIONSSINGLE COPYJeff Burgess, Director707-304-6464 or jeff@fyiwinecountry.com$75 per year ($1.44 each)PO Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433Send check for $5 toPO Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433EDITORIALCONTRIBUTORSKarin ArgoudMichelle BakerDiana GreenwoodRichard Paul HinkleLes MaherLaura NessCharles NeaveNan ReileyFrances RivettiJeffry RossSue Straight, Wine WenchAbigail ZimmermanLOOK FOR US ON FACEBOOK!S A L E SGeneral SalesMike Giangreco707-938-3734, mike@winecountrythisweek.comSonoma, Mendocinoand Lake CountiesMargaret Villarreal707-338-2894, winecountrytw@comcast.netNapa ValleyLivermore, Lodi,and Sierra FoothillsMonterey Bay, Central Coast,Santa Cruz MountainsRoseAnn Trzesniewski707-334-1930, rmtrue@comcast.netMike Giangreco707-938-3734, mike@winecountrythisweek.comWhitney Brem831-596-4945, whitney@winecountrythisweek.comReproduction, in whole or in part, without written permission is prohibited.4Planning a Visit to Central Coast Wine Country?Pick up a copy of WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH: CENTRAL COASTor download the current issue at www.winecountrythismonth.comwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSpecial CouponsALDERBROOK WINERY Mention ad for 2 for 1 tasting 49ANDRETTI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 9BALLETTO VINEYARDS Complimentary tasting with ad 47BEAU VIGNE 2 for 1 tasting 34BERINGER VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting in the Rhine House with ad 22BLUE VICTORIAN Complimentary tasting with ad 30BRANNAN COTTAGE INN 10% off standard rate with ad 36CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS Special price on tours and tastings 4CHATEAU ST. JEAN 2 for 1 tasting with ad 57ETUDE WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 5FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO 2 for 1 tasting with ad 79GOLDEN HAVEN Mud Treatment for 2, $54 per person 3HAGAFEN CELLARS Free tasting with ad 9JESSUP CELLARS Complimentary tasting for two with ad 34KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY Complimentary tasting with ad 23LOUIS M. MARTINI WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with ad 33MARTIN RAY WINERY 15% discount with ad 47OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER $1 off with ad 37PINK MANSION 15% off with ad at check-in 36RAYMOND WINERY Complimentary tasting with ad 6REYNOLDS FAMILY WINERYComplimentary tasting with purchase of reserve wine tasting 25RUTHERFORD HILL WINERY 2 for 1 tasting with adBACK PAGESONOMA WINE HARDWARE Free offer 6ST. CLEMENT WINERY 2 for 1 tasting 69STAGECOACH EXPRESS Complimentary shipping box 4SUMMERS WINES 10% discount with ad 37TASTE AT OXBOW Complimentary tasting 79TRENTADUE WINERY Complimentary tasting with ad 47TURNBULL WINE CELLARS Free tasting for up to four people with ad 27VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS 2 for 1 tasting with ad 9VEZÉR FAMILY VINEYARD Complimentary tasting with ad 31WILLIAM HILL 2 for 1 tasting with ad 336 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKO N T H EC O V E R 24W I N E R YF E A T U R E 20W I N E C O U N T R YE V E N T S 29W I N E M A K E RP R O F I L E 38T A S T I N G R O O MO F T H E W E E K 428Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & WineryChateau St. JeanSilver Pass WeekendBob Pepi,Andretti WineryEhlers EstateN O V E M B E R 5 , 2 0 1 0 – I S S U E 4 5 – V O L U M E 2 9ON THE COVERFerrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24WINE COUNTRY NEWSWineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYSOvernight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-43St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-55Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-57Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-65Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-78www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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Since September, wineries in California and throughout theNorthern Hemisphere have been engaged in their most critical tasks ofthe year. The decisions they make during this busy period of four toeight weeks will play an important role in how their wines will performwhen released to the public a year from now, in the case of many whitewines, and up to four years from now for full-bodied red wines.While temperatures rose in spring and summer, grapes becamesweeter, while their acidity and tartness decreased. In August, winemakerschecked the concentration of sugar in the grapes at least oncea day, waiting for the optimum time to take grapes from the vines andbegin the winemaking process.Picking grapes early will mean a little higher acidity in the wine anda lower alcohol level. However, if picked too soon, some unwantedflavors and off-odors could end up in the final wine. Wait too long topull the grapes and the winemaker runs the risk of fermenting overripegrapes that leave too high a level of residual sugar in the wine, orproduce too high a level of alcohol, creating an unbalanced wine.In addition to checking the sweetness in the grapes, the phenoliccompounds must also be mature enough for picking. These are thechemical compounds that produce the wine components of color,tannin and flavor.I N T E L L I G E N C E F O R T H E W I N E C O N S U M E Rby Len NapolitanoWhat Happens After The Grapes Are Picked?Once picked, red wine grapes areseparated from their stems and gentlycrushed in order to release the juice. For white wines, the grapes arenot crushed, but pressed with the stems still intact so that the juicefrom the grapes can be immediately separated from contact with theskins and pumped into a fermenting vat.A fermenting tank will be filled about three-fourths to the top toallow room for carbon dioxide gas to be released from the juice. Thetemperature of the wine will naturally rise during fermentation and itis critical that the temperature range be controlled carefully. If left to risetoo high, the wine will end up with an unpleasant, burnt flavor.Once the primary fermentation of red wine ends, and more juice issqueezed from the skins through a process called pressing, the juicewill be transferred to another vat, or barrel. With each transfer like this,called “racking”, the wine becomes clearer. Most red wines will settledown in barrels for a period of eight to 24 months before being bottledand released to the public.Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequentcontact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.10www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGNapa Valley Wine TrainNapa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com• Nov 5, 20: Murder Mystery• Nov 21: Moonlight Escape, Full Frosty MoonONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org• Nov 4: Café Cabaret, Gershwin’s Gold• Nov 5: Dance Party with Pop Rocks• Nov 6: Oh, Mr. Sousa• Nov 11: Talk Cinema Napa Valley• Nov 12: Garage Band 101, The British are Coming• Nov 13-14: Napa Valley Film Festival Launch Celebration• Nov 19: Wonderbread 5• Nov 20: The Original Stars from Rent - LiveONGOINGLive at the Lincoln TheaterYountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com• Nov 7: Peter Gros, Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom• Nov 13: An Evening with Tim McGraw & Friends• Nov 20: Jimmy Dorsey OrchestraONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room WinesNapa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com• Nov 5: Taste the Six Bordeaux Grapes• Nov 19: Back Room Blow Out XXXIXONGOINGLive at Uptown TheatreNapa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com• Nov 13: Rosanne CashONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Night Pulse TastingsACME Fine Wines, St.Helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440• Nov 5: Bill Elbring pouring North Berkeley Imports• Nov 12: Liz Marston Leahy pouring Martson, Lisa Augustinepouring Broman & Manolo Frias pouring FriasONGOINGTasting Events at Wineries of Napa ValleyNapa Town Center, Napa, 707-253-9450www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices• Nov 5, 9, 12, 19, 26: Fine Wine & Artisan Cheese• Nov 6-7: European Cheeses & Napa Wines• Nov 13-14: Tri-Tip Steak Appetizer• Nov 17, 20: Chocolate DecadenceONGOINGWinemaker Family-Style DinnerFarmstead Restaurant, Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, $60/food & winewww.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant, 707-963-9181• Nov 10: Brian Nuss from VinoceONGOINGMusic on the TerraceDomaine Chandon, Yountville, 1-5pm, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280• Nov 7: Solomon Douglas Swingtet, 10 Piece Swing Band• Nov 21: Cascada with David Correa, Latin Guitar World FusionONGOINGJoseph Phelps Vineyards:Tastings & SeminarsAn opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, exceptInsignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. Terrace tastings daily, $25RSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com· Insignia Blending · Le Nez· Tasting Terroir · Wine Appreciation· Cool California (Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir)· Barrel seminars (Napa Valley Cab)ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKENDWine Component Tasting Seminarat Merryvale VineyardsSt. Helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members707-963-7777, www.merryvale.comEVERY 4TH WEEKENDWine & Food Pairing Seminarat Merryvale Vineyards10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. Helena707-963-7777, www.merryvale.comONGOINGTours & Tastings at Clos du ValNapa, daily 10am-5pm, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com• Classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine.• Reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine.• Tours by appointment with 24 hour advance noticeONGOINGBuon Amici Members & GuestsBenessere Vineyards, St. Helena,10am-4:30pm707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com• Members Only New Release Tastings• Barrel Tastings by appointment• Vertical Tastings by appointment• Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointmentONGOINGJefferson House Reserve Room Tastingat Monticello VineyardsNapa, Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley $25RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.comONGOINGV. Sattui WinerySt. Helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com• Classic tasting, daily, $5• Premium tasting, daily, $10• Food & wine pairing, Mon-Thu, $18• Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25• Italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses• Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more• Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar• 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic groundsONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYSFood & Wine Pairings at Etude WineryNapa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/memberswww.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300ONGOINGRombauer VineyardsSt. Helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com• Friday-Sunday: Open by advance appointment only• Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm• Tasting $10• Wine & Cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25ONGOINGTours & Tasting at ZD WinesRutherford, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com• Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm• Premier Tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm• Private Group Tasting, $20, by appt• Cellar Tour & Tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-F by appt• Vineyard View Tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-F by appt• Abacus Tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt• Wine Train, $180ONGOINGTours and Tastingsat William Hill Estate WineryNapa, 10am-5pm, by appt. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com• Taste the Napa Valley, $12• Chardonnay Experience/with food pairing, $16/$20• Exploring Cabernets, $20• Estate Exclusives, $25• Intro to William Hill Estate Tour and Tasting, $25• The William Hill Estate Experience Tour and Tasting, $40ONGOINGVineyard & Winery Toursat Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt)800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.comONGOINGWine Tasting Experiencesat Benessere VineyardsSt. Helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt• Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10• Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15• Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15• Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20• Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti WineryNapa , 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com• Individual Tastings, $12• Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting• Food & Wine Pairing• Vineyard Tour• Blending Class• Wine Sensory SeminarONGOINGTasting at Grgich Hills EstateRutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm707-963-2784, www.grgich.comONGOINGTastings & Tours at Artesa WineryNapa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com• Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40• Daily Guided Tours• Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40ONGOINGTours & Tasting at Black Stallion WineryNapa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com• Regular tasting, $10• Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-SunArtisan cheese additional $7.50/personONGOINGEducational Tours & Wine Tastingat Castello di AmorosaCalistoga, 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com• Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50• Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20• Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP toursONGOINGThe Ultimate FlightLong Meadow Ranch, St. Helena,A true farm-to-table experience at Logan-IvesHouse, 11am, RSVP, $35, www.longmeadowranch.com, 707-963-4555ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYSCooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun TheatreSt. Helena, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, $12.50707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.eduONGOINGVisitor Programs at Robert Mondavi WineryFor details, 888-RMONDAVI x2, www.robertmondavi.com• The Signature Tour & Tasting• The Wine Tasting Basics• The Exclusive Cellar Tasting• Tasting Beyond the Basics• The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & LunchONGOINGReserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling VineyardsCalistoga, 11am, Private tasting in the Reserve Room after the tour, $45800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.comONGOINGVIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory TourBourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appointment, $15 mid-week specialMention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.comONGOINGTastings at Silverado VineyardsNapa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com• Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, $75• Library Tasting, $75• Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$10, Premier/$20• Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15• Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tastingEVERY SATURDAYZD Wines: Wine & Cheese SeminarRutherford, Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar, 11am, $40800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.comEVERY SUNDAYSensory Component Tasting at ZD WinesRutherford, 11am by appointment only, $20, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.comEVERY SATURDAYChocolate & Red Wine Saturdaysat Bennett Lane WineryCalistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-668412 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSTHIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTHBacchus That RascalClos Pegase, Calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “History of Wine“707-942-4981, www.clospegase.comONGOING THURSDAY - SATURDAYTemptastings in the Temptation Caveat Flora Springs WinerySt. Helena,11am & 2pm, $25, $15/memberRSVP 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.comONGOING SATURDAYSNapa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town Napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 14Napa Valley ARTS 2010County wide festival! www.nvarts.orgONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 5Eye on Egypt Photography ExhibitSt. Supéry Winery, Rutherford, 10am-5pmwww.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116NOVEMBER 2Pig Pickin’ – Slow Roasted Whole PigFarmstead Restaurant, Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, $35/foodwww.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant, 707-963-9181NOVEMBER 4Napa Valley Viticultural FairNapa Expo Fairgrounds, Napa, 8am-3:30pmwww.napagrowers.org, info@napagrowers.orgNOVEMBER 5Barrel Tastings at TwilightViader Napa Valley, Deer Park, 4-7pm, $35, members/freewww.viader.com, RSVP , 707-963-3816NOVEMBER 6Cooking Class: Italian Holiday Cookies & ConfectionsCedar Gables Inn, Napa, 1-3:30pm, $50, RSVP707-224-7969, www.cedargablesinn.comNOVEMBER 12Holiday Open House PejuRutherford, 6:30pm, www.peju.com, 800-446-7358NOVEMBER 12, 19November Wine Club Pick Up Receptionat Acacia VineyardNapa, 1-3:30pm, $15, free/wine club memberswww.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991x2NOVEMBER 12-14Napa Valley Film FestivalVarious locations in Napa Valley, www.napavalleyfilmfest.org, 707-227-7621NOVEMBER 13Harvest Winemaker Dinnerat Artesa WineryClub Artesa Event, RSVP, Napa, $115, www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309NOVEMBER 13Thanksgiving Dinner at Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659NOVEMBER 13Suscol Council Art & Wine AuctionWoman’s Club Building, Napa, 5-9pm, 707-256-3561NOVEMBER 13Holiday Open HouseGoosecross Cellars, Yountville, 12-4pm, 707-944-1986, $10, free/membersNOVEMBER 13Soroptimist International of NapaAnnual Lobster DinnerSt. John’s Parish Hall, Napa, 7pm, $75, 707-255-4434NOVEMBER 13-14Silver Pass on the Silverado TrailBarrel samples, food pairing, library releases & more! Participating wineriesalong the Silverado Trail. 11am-4pm, www.silveradotrail.com, 707-256-0122,NOVEMBER 13Annual Older Vintage TastingBeaulieu Vineyard, Rutherford, 11am-4pm, $50, $40/memberwww.bvwines.com, 800-264-6918www.WineCountryThisWeek.com13


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKEVERY TUESDAYFocus on Monterey County WinesCepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.comONGOING TUESDAY - SATURDAYOya Salon and Ventana VineyardsWine and Cheese EventMonterey, 2pm on. Oya patrons can sample Ventana Vineyards award winningwines. Wines change monthly. 831-372-7415x213, Ventana 831-656-0570ONGOING FRIDAYSFromage Fridays at Taste MorganCarmel, A special cheese sampling paired with wine. 3-5pm831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.comONGOING SUNDAYSLibrary Sundays at Taste MorganCarmel , An opportunity to taste some older wines from the cellar. 2-5pm831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.comONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MAYWinemaker WednesdaysShadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola–Santa Cruz Mountains WinegrowersAssociation, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463NOVEMBER 4-7Big Sur Food & Wine FestivalVarious events & locations in Big Surwww.bigsurfoodandwine.org, 831-667-0241NOVEMBER 5An Evening of Wine & RosesSanta Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville, 6-9pmwww.pvhealthtrust.org, 831-761-5639, $50NOVEMBER 11Veterans Day CeremonyDevendorf Park, Carmel, 11am, 831-624-9941NOVEMBER 12-13Harvest FairCommunity Church of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmelwww.ccmp.org, 831-624-8595, 9am-3pmNOVEMBER 12-14Great Wine Escape WeekendMonterey County Vintners & Growers Association, Various locations & events inMonterey! www.montereywines.org, 831-375-9400NOVEMBER 13Holiday Entertaining with Bernardus StyleBernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 4-6pm, $85www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550, RSVPNOVEMBER 13Monterey Symphony Concert 2Sherwood Hall, Salinas, 2pm & 7pmwww.montereysymphony.org, 831-646-8511NOVEMBER 13Holiday Fashion ShowAsilomar Conference Grounds, Asilomar, 5:30-8:30pmwww.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304NOVEMBER 2040th Annual Homecrafters MarketplaceSunset Center Parking Lot, Carmel, 9am-3pmwww.ci.carmel.ca.us, 831-620-2020NOVEMBER 20Passport Day –Santa Cruz Mountains WinegrowersVisit participating wineries! 11am-5pm, $40, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463NOVEMBER 20-21Feathered Friends at the AquariumMonterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, 10am-6pmwww.montereybayaquarium.org, 831-648-4800NOVEMBER 20-21Dessert Classes & Fall BoutiqueFortino Winery, Gilroy, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305NOVEMBER 21Fall Release Partyat Hunter Hill Vineyard & WinerySoquel–Wine Club Member Event, 3-6pmwww.hunterhillwines.com, 831-465-9294SIERRAS/FOOTHILLSONGOINGVintners’ Holiday SessionYosemite National Park, Yosemite, www.yosemitepark.com, 801-559-4884• Nov 3-4: Session II, Schramsberg Vineyards, Rosenblum Cellars, TrefethenFamily Vineyards, Cain Vineyard & Winery• Nov 7-9: Session III, Franciscan, Tres Sabores, Wild Horse Winery & Vineyard,Pride Mountain Vineyards• Nov 10-11: Session IV, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, Karly Winery,Hovey Wine, Robert Mondavi Winery• Nov 14-16: Session V, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Silver Oak Cellars,Ancient Peaks Winery, Twomey Cellars• Nov 17-18: Session VI, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Frog’s Leap Winery,Rombauer Vineyards, Carol Shelton Wines• Nov 28-30: Session VII, Mumm Napa, Provenance Vineyards &Beckstoffer Vineyards, J Vineyards & Winery, Sbragia Family Vineyards• Dec 1-2: Session VIII, Selby Winery, ZD Wines, Selene Wines,Ravenswood WineryNOVEMBER 5Girls Night Out!David Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 6-9pmwww.davidgirardvineyards.com, 530-295-1833NOVEMBER 615th Annual Fall Wine & Brew FestRidge Golf Club, Auburn, 5-9pm, $40/adv, $45www.fallwineandbrewfest.comNOVEMBER 19-20Mandarin FestivalGold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, www.mandarinfestival.com, 916-663-1918EL DORADO COUNTYONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAYPrivate Tastings with the WinemakerWinery By the Creek, Fair Play, Taste with Charles B. Mitchell or a staff wineeducator! 11am-5pm, by appointment, $25, $20/members530-620-2402, www.winerybythecreek.comONGOING SUNDAYSJam Sessions Every Sunday AfternoonFitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.comNOVEMBER 6Harvest 102 with Rick Kushmanof The Sacramento BeeLava Cap Winery, Placerville, $25, 1-2:30pm, 530-621-0175,NOVEMBER 7Fall Foliage Vineyard HikeBoeger Winery, Placerville, 9am-1pm, $25www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634NOVEMBER 13Fine Wine & Decadent Chocolate TastingPerry Creek Winery, Fair Play, 12-2pm, free, RSVPwww.perrycreek.com, 530-620-5175NOVEMBER 20Annual Holiday SamplerBoeger Winery, Placerville, 11am-4pm, $5www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634AMADOR COUNTYONGOING THROUGH DECEMBERChristmas StoreAmador Flower Farm, Amador, www.amadorflowerfarm.com, 209-245-6660NOVEMBER 6-7Library WeekendTerra d’Oro, Plymouth, 10am-4:30pmwww.terradorowinery.com, 209-245-6942NOVEMBER 8-11Advanced Intensive with Gil DellingerClass is held in Sutter Creek, $450, www.KnowltonGallery.com, 209-368-5123NOVEMBER 13Tasting with the WinemakerVertical Tasting – Primitivo, C.G. Di Arie Vineyard, Plymouth, 12-4pm209-245-4700, www.cgdiarie.comNOVEMBER 13Winefest 2010 Amador County Arts CouncilSutter Creek Auditorium, Sutter Creek, 4:30-7:30pmwww.amadorwine.com, 209-267-9038CALAVERAS COUNTYSECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTHWines of the World Education TastingsMurphys Hotel, Murphys, No reservations required, everyone welcome!5:30pm, $15, 209-736-2949NOVEMBER 13Dancing with the Sierra StarsIronstone Vineyards, Murphys–Dinner, dance competition & live auction.5:30pm, $125, 209-754-2603NOVEMBER 13Holiday Festival of Wineswww.calaveraswines.org, 209-728-9467NOVEMBER 19Affordable Gifts of Art Holiday BoutiqueSan Andreas, 12-3pm, 209-754-1774, www.calaverasarts.orgNOVEMBER 20Desserts & Dancing, A Casual Holiday AffairCalaveras County Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, 7-11pm, $35www.visitcalavereascounty.org, 209-736-1947NEVADA COUNTYONGOING FRIDAYS NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 1742nd Annual Cornish ChristmasDowntown Grass Valley, 6-9pmwww.downtowngrassvalley.com, 530-272-8315NOVEMBER 6-7Banner Mountain ArtisansElks Lodge, Nevada City, 10am-5pmwww.bannermountainartisans.com, 530-272-4471SACRAMENTO VALLEYONGOINGSacramento River Train800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com• Nov 6: Sunset Dinner• Nov 13, 20: Great Train RobberyONGOINGMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsU.C. Davis, 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org• Nov 6: Buika• Nov 7, 8: Imago• Nov 7: Alexander String Quartet• Nov 13-14: Christopher O’Riley, piano• Nov 13: Paul Taylor Dance Company• Nov 18: Tous les Matins du Monde• Nov 20: Ornette Coleman• Nov 20-21: Jeanine De BiqueSUISUN VALLEYONGOINGWine by the Glass & Live MusicWinterhawk Winery, Fairfield, Wine & complimentary pizza1-6pm, Music 2-5pm, $5, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977• Dec 4: Temptation ManiaNOVEMBER 6Sepay Groves Olive Oil Holiday Open HouseFairfield, www.sepayoliveoil.com, 707-434-8222NOVEMBER 21Rancho Solano Holiday BoutiqueRancho Solano Golf Course, Fairfield707-399-7195. 10am-5pm, free admissionLODI/WOODBRIDGEONG0INGHutchins Street Square209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com• Nov 20: Chicano Comedy All-StarsNOVEMBER 5-7Sandhill Crane FestivalHutchins Street Square, Lodi, www.cranefestival.com, 800-581-6150NOVEMBER 13-14The First Sip – Lodi Wine WeekendVisit participating Lodi wineries, 11am-4pmwww.firstsiplodi.com, 209-365-0621, $35/adv, $45NOVEMBER 20-21Macchia Fall Release PartyAcampo, 12-5pm, 209-333-2600www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 17


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWine Gadgets Galore Available at Wine HardwareThese days just loving wine isn’t enough. To really get the most outof your wine purchases, you need to aerate, preserve and pamperthose precious bottles. Luckily, the Wine Hardware stores in Sonoma,St. Helena, Walnut Creek and South San Francisco have all the latestand greatest gadgets to complete your wine paraphernalia collection.Most wines can use the “refinement” that comes with allowing airto soften the tannins, and with the use of some new and amazingdevices, the task of aerating can be accomplished nearly instantly.One of the most popular is the Vinturi, a handy little number thatis simple to use and very effective. Billed by its manufacturer asproviding “all the taste, none of the wait,” the Vinturi does the workof a decanter in a matter of seconds. You simply hold the deviceover a glass, pour the wine through it and the Vinturi draws in andmixes the perfect amount of air needed to allow the wine the“breathe” in the blink of an eye. No swirling required. Another interestingaeration tool is the BevWizard. As Elliot MacKay, Wine Hardware’smarketing vice president says, “It makes a two buck chuckinto a ten buck chuck.” With everyone watching their bucks thesedays, this is a wine tool that is seeing a lot of use. The design utilizesmagnets encased in a plastic pouring spout that provide a highintensitymagnetic field that softens tannins and gives even inexpensivewine that silky mouth feel that you get with more priceyvintages. There are many other aeration devices, including a versionfrom Italy called Centellino, as well as the Soiree and the Decantus,just to name a few. All are effective means of insuring that even yourbargain purchases will provide you with a smooth, rich glass ofwine.But suppose that you’ve enjoyed a glass or two of properly aeratedwine and wish to save the rest for later. Wine Hardware has a numberof fabulous new preservation tools that will keep your wines sealedand safe for days, weeks or even months. The Wine Shield is one ofthe newest devices on the market today, offering an inexpensive andyet highly effective way to preserve your opened bottles. This simpleand yet ingenious product will keep wine fresh for up to five days.The uncomplicated beauty of the Wine Shield is amazing. Just slipone of these little plastic discs into your wine bottle and it will floaton top of the wine, creating a barrier between the wine and the airspace in the bottle. At only $6.95 for a pack of ten discs, it is also oneof the less expensive wine preservation tools on the market today. Fora more long lasting preservation system, Wine Saver Pro is a fivebottle, closed Argon wine dispensing system that provides a naturalArgon barrier against oxidation that can last for months.A couple more handy innovations are portable ice buckets, like theKoolVino and the IceBag. These reusable bags are perfect for keepingyour wines chilled when picnicking, at parties or poolside.These and other wonderful new products are great ways in whichto enhance your enjoyment of your wine purchases and make excellentpresents for the oenophile on your holiday gift list.To check out these products or to find a Wine Hardware near you,visit www.winehardware.com.2 for 1 on Any Tastingincluding the Single Vineyard tastingSAVE UP TO $25“Best Boutique Winery& Local Winemaker”two years in a row2867 St. Helena North, St. Helena707-265-5000www.stclement.com18www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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WINERY FEATURE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKChateau St. JeanCheck Out the Tasting Seminarsby Richard Paul HinkleRemembering the opening day operators’quandary at Chateau St. Jean’s unveiling stillbrings a hearty chortle to my countenance (asopposed to one of those awful timid chortles).Though the winery was named for thewife of one of the owners – an honest Anglo-American name, Jean – those who answeredthe phones were charged with employing thesuave and subtle French pronunciation at theoutset: “Sha-toe sahnt szhawn.” And peoplewould hang up, saying, “Oh, we were calling‘saint jean.’”That was quickly corrected. What neededno correction, fortunately was the winemaking,then handled by Dick Arrowood,who created an almost mythic identity atChateau St. Jean before moving on to createhis own namesake winery nearby. (ChateauSt. Jean is now owned by Beringer Blass WineEstates, an Australian-based company oncecalled Fosters. Yep, the beer people.)Winemaking today is handledmarvelously by Margo Van Staaveren, who’sbeen with the winery since 1980 (and whosehusband Don was once winemaker). She hasthe experience and wisdom to know thatmost of what happens to create a wine ofdistinction has happened by the time thegrapes hit the crush pad each fall. “It takesgreat vineyards to make great wines,” she sayswith emphasis and authority. “Thirty yearsago, you could find Chardonnay planted nextto Cabernet Sauvignon, despite the fact thatthose varieties have entirely different growingseasons.“We have learned, for example, not togrow Chardonnay in Knights Valley, which isa great place for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.We have learned that Carneros andRussian River Valley are ideal places for PinotNoir and, curiously, a little Merlot in the rightspots. But you don’t learn those thingswithout testing out your hypotheses. Weespecially know that many of SonomaCounty’s viticultural areas are perfect for theBordeaux varieties, those that go into ourCinq Cépages [the blend that contains thefive primary red Bordeaux varieties andshows off a seamless mélange of cassis,currant, coffee and chocolate].”Pinot Blanc 2008 Alexander Valley,Robert Young Vineyard ($22): This is a winethat often gets overlooked because of itsinherent subtlety. It is not big, it is not bold;it reeks of neither alcohol nor of oak. Butthose are its strengths, really. The elegance ofthe lime, pear and nectarine fruit is nothingshort of exquisite, all the more so for being sodelicate and so refined. Think of this withscallops or scampi or the like. Delicious.Chardonnay 2007 Alexander Valley,Robert Young Vineyard ($25): As usual, thecreamy, thick texture of this wine is evidentfrom the opening sip, along with well-definedlemon fruit at the core of it all. There is thathazelnut and vanillin quality that comes fromthe oak, but it is so artfully interwoven that itall seems of a piece. I like this wine with a filetof sole in a cream sauce, but a grilled vealsteak would do just as nicely.Cinq Cépages 2007 Sonoma County($75): This wine really shows why blendingoffers the best of what a wine can be. You getthe cassis of Cabernet Sauvignon, the violetsfrom Cabernet Franc, the black currant ofMerlot, with subtle hints of mocha and cassis(Malbec) and blackberry-blueberry (PetitVerdot). In concert, well, that is the point –the wine is wholly in concert, in harmony. Ina word, seamless, so much so that you can20 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY FEATUREhardly tell where one elementleaves off and another kicks in.That’s the beauty of blending. “Ithink that the oak is beautifullyintegrated in this wine,” says VanStaaveren, “and there is a lushnessthroughout that leads to along and lingering finish.”Couldn’t have said it bettermyself. (The “Cinq,” by the way,was once ranked the top wine inthe world by The Wine Spectator.)The tasting room at ChateauSt. Jean is well-equipped to makevisitors welcome, and help themto find a greater understanding ofthe fruit of the grape. TheChardonnay Seminar on Fridaysat 3 p.m. is a good way to learnabout vineyard differences bytasting the variety from RobertYoung, Belle Terre, Durell andCold Creek vineyards. The staffalso offers a blending seminar onCinq Cepages – you’ll need tophone for an appointment forthat one – where you can fiddlewith all five varieties and createyour own version of this exaltedwine. What could be more fun?Chateau St. Jean is located at8555 Sonoma Highway,Kenwood. Phone (707) 833-4134 for further information, ortry them on the web at chateaustjean.com.The gorgeous gardensand handsomely appointedtasting rooms are open daily 10a.m. to 5 p.m. for tasting andsales. Private wine tastings areavailable daily at 10:30 a.m., 1and 3 p.m.[Hinkle, a founding partner ofThe Wine Spectator, is the author ofnine wine books, including the excellentstarter book, Good Wine: TheNew Basics (Silverback Books, SanFrancisco). A prolific business writer,his eclectic work may be viewed atwww.RichardPaulHinkle.com.]www.WineCountryThisWeek.com21


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKA Hanukkah Hootenanny at Judd’s Hill Wineryby Charles NeaveJudd’s Hill Winery – now entering it’s 21styear – is barely a mile from downtown Napa,and it’s there that Judd Finkelstein and hiswife Holly, both well-respected veterans ofthe wine business in the Napa Valley, crafttheir wines, many of them in small lots andsold only at the winery. They range from anintriguing rosé (when available) all the waythrough a selection of Zinfandel, Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Pinot Noir, PetiteSirah, their famous Cabernet Sauvignon andthe Founder’s Art Reserve Cab (only 144cases made).“One of the reasons our Cabernet hasbecome so coveted by people who love wineis its elegant style, a style that showcases thetrue nature of the Cabernet grape,” Judd said.“It’s an approachable wine – in fact we makeall of our wines to be approachable uponrelease, yet they still have enough depth sothat they can be cellared and aged for years.”“A big part of our winemaking philosophyis to let the fruit be the showcase. Ourstyle is to have wines with true varietal characteristicswith just a nuance of the underlyingoak. I feel that we just guide it along inan artful way and don’t manipulate it toomuch, to ensure its fruit origin is preserved.”“Hanukkah Hootenanny 2008”Judd & Holly FinkelsteinThe facility where it is made is simplywhat it purports to be – a winery, and a handsomeone at that, surrounded on every sideby vines. Inside, oak barrels are full of ageingwine; to the left, as you enter, is a comfortableroom for sit down tastings..As Pat Burke, the Director of Hospitalitysaid, “The overwhelming response has beenvery gratifying. People become instant fans ofour wines.” Now all you need to do is findthis out for yourself.” He is the one that willtake you through a sampling of currentreleases along with a selection of limitededition wines available only at the winery orthrough their wine club.But coming this December 5, from noonuntil 3p.m., back by popular demand, is theirFifth Annual Hanukkah Hootenanny at thewinery. It will be a benefit for ChildrensHealth Initiative Napa County, a non-profitorganization that ensures that every child isgiven equal access to health care.“We’ll have entertainment by MeshuggaBeach Party who play traditional Jewish folksongs in an instrumental ‘surf music’ styleand a latke bar unlike any other and NapaValley masters of BBQ Pat Burke and BrianWhitmer will be showing off some newtreats!”To spread the holiday cheer there will alsobe another charitable aspect: guests whobring an unwrapped (in the box) toy with avalue of $10 or more, five cans of non-perishablefood or one or more pairs of lightly wornshoes to donate will receive a certificate toreturn to the winery for a free tour andtasting in the future. Wine club memberswho bring a holiday gift of this type willreceive a special surprise gift. And as this is avery popular event, there’s no time like todayto reserve a spot!The tasting room at Judd’s Hill is opendaily, and by appointment only, from 10 a.m.until 4 p.m. (last tasting is around 3 p.m.)They’re located at 2332 Silverado Trail inNapa. To make an appointment, call (707)255-2332 or log on to www.juddshill.com.Judd with his Hawaiian band, The Maikai Gents22www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSTaste Hot Wines in a Cool Region – Los CarnerosThe eagerly anticipated annual event“Holiday in Carneros” is celebrating its 23rdsuccessful year the weekend of November 20and 21. The perfect opportunity to stock upon wine for the holidays, this event alwaystakes place the weekend before the most Americanof holidays – Thanksgiving! This excitingmulti-winery open house features more than20 wineries in the Carneros region of both theNapa and Sonoma Valleys. Several wineriesare participating for the first time this year,giving attendees a new opportunity to visitthese hosts. Each winery will open its doors tovisitors to join in on a variety of activities,offering their own special variety of food andwine pairings, live music, art or craft shows,special tastings (barrel, reserve, library andnew release), discounts or special pricing andmore activities that are unique to each winery.Advance tickets are $35 per person and areavailable by visiting carneroswineries.org orcalling 800-366-2806. Tickets are also offeredboth days of the event for $40 per personNovember 20 & 21simply by visiting any participating winery.All tickets are valid for both Saturday, the 20thand Sunday, the 21st. Admission includes a“Holiday in Carneros” logo wineglass andaccess to all the fun! (Some activities at selectwineries may have additional fees, but allparticipating wineries have generous offeringsfor Holiday in Carneros participants includedin the cost of admission.) Proceeds from“Holiday in Carneros” help to fund scholarshipsat Santa Rosa Junior College and NapaValley College.Participating wineries (as of October 1st)include Adastra Wines, Anaba Wines,Bonneau Wines, Cline Cellars, Enkidu Wines,Etude Wines, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards,Homewood Winery, Jacuzzi FamilyWinery, Keating Wines, Larson FamilyWinery, McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards &Winery, Meadowcroft Family of Wines,Michael Mondavi Family Winery, Parmalee-Hill Wines, Robledo Family Winery, SchugCarneros Estate Winery, Talisman Wines,Tin Barn Vineyards, Truchard Vineyards andTy Caton Vineyards.Hospitality de los Carneros is a non-profitorganization dedicated to promoting thewineries and winery tasting rooms of theCarneros appellation. It produces two openhouse events each year – “April in Carneros”and “Holiday in Carneros”. In its twenty-threeyear history Hospitality de los Carneros hascontributed over $100,000 to charities inSonoma and Napa counties and currentlyfunds scholarships at Santa Rosa JuniorCollege and Napa Valley College.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com23


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWine Tasting, Holiday Shopping atFerrari-Carano Vineyards & WineryTwo Chances to Taste Ferrari-Carano Wines This Holiday Season!Now you have two choices when tasting Ferrari-Carano wines – visitFerrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Dry Creek Valley, or taste thewines in Healdsburg at Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the VineyardTasting Bar & Boutique, both festively decorated for the holidays!Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and WineryFerrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery is known for their worldclasswines as well as their magnificent gardens, and winter is theperfect time to visit. Don and Rhonda Carano invite you to visit thebeautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines, the spectacular Italianatehospitality center, Villa Fiore, set in the midst of the 70-acre Dry CreekValley estate vineyard. Here you may taste critically-acclaimed Ferrari-Carano wines at the Classic Wine Bar, or sample Limited Release andReserve Wines downstairs in the Enoteca, stroll acres of exquisitegardens, or view the magnificent underground cellar. Be sure tobrowse the wine shop where you’ll find wine country’s most distinctivegifts, wine gift packs, and of course, the entire portfolio of Ferrari-Carano wines.If you’d like an in-depth look at Ferrari-Carano, reserve your spotfor the winery tour, offered daily at 10am, free and by appointment.Hosted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, you will stroll through thegardens, see vineyards up close, perhaps catch one of the winemakingteam or cellar crew hard at work on the crush pad or in the winery’scellars or tank rooms, view Don and Rhonda Carano’s personal winecellar, and visit the Enoteca and Villa Fiore tasting rooms. You willhear about Ferrari-Carano’s history — how Don and Rhonda firstcame to Sonoma County on a wine buying trip and just fell in lovewith the area. After the tour, you are invited to taste Ferrari-Caranowines at the Classic Wine Bar or in the Enoteca. Winery tours areavailable Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m., based on availability. Toschedule your tour, please email tourinformation@ferrari-carano.com,or call our Hospitality Department at (707) 433-6700 or (800) 831-0381.Private tastings are also available by appointment. Each tasting,hosted in the private PreVail Room, is designed to highlight the manynuances of wine in a fun and informative style, and include Matchmaker,a wine and food pairing, Chardonnay Lovers, The King of24www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSReds, The PreVail Tasting, and Scentiments, to name a few. Privatetastings range in price from $20 to $35, and groups of up to 8 arewelcome. To schedule a private tasting, please contact our hospitalitydepartment, privatetasting@ferrari-carano.com, call our HospitalityDepartment, or visit our website, www.ferrarn-carano.com.Seasons of the VineyardTasting Bar and BoutiqueFerrari-Carano’s Seasons ofthe Vineyard Tasting Bar &Boutique, located on theHealdsburg Plaza, offers visitorshand-picked wine flightsfrom the Ferrari-Carano andLazy Creek Vineyards portfolioof wines. Here,customers may enjoy the easy,relaxed atmosphere of tastingwines as well as shopping forunique home decor and giftsfrom California’s winecountry. Featuring a selectionof Vietri dinnerware, Fortunataceramics, vineyard printsand landscapes, uniquelamps, decorative table runners and pillows, as well as other homeaccessories, visitors will certainly find something to remind them oftheir time spent in wine country. And, if you’re looking for a venue fora private group tasting, the beautiful Back Room is perfect for up to 30people. Your tasting may be customized to include chocolates, cheesesor small bites. Whether it’s a group of friends, company team-buildingor a holiday celebration, Seasons of the Vineyard will provide everythingyou need for a memorable experience.So, stroll the plaza in Healdsburg where you will find Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique, locatedat 113 Plaza Street in Healdsburg, open Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. Please call (707) 431-2222 or visit the website atwww.seasonsofthevineyard.com, for more information.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com25


Napa Valley Grapegrowers report that the 2010 vintage is shapingup to be of exceptional quality, despite the unruly weather that theregion received. The cooler than average summer temperaturesfollowed by several heat spells have not distressed the grapes as predicatedby some. In fact, the long growing season is resulting inwinegrapes of well-developed flavors and more balance. The laterthan-normalharvest is proving to be a quality vintage the Napa ValleyGrapegrowers are proud to stand behind.“This was, by many accounts, the most challenging growing seasonwe’ve experienced in a long time, but what I am seeing has made meextremely optimistic about the flavors and quality of this year’svintage,” said Ann Vawter, winemaker and proprietor at Red MareWines and a member of Napa Valley Grapegrowers. “These last fewheat waves are helping to produce mature grapes that will help toWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSNapa Valley’s Spectacular Outlook to this Year’s Harvestdistinguish this as a premier year for Napa Valley wines.”Another member of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Jon Ruel, thedirector of viticulture and winemaking at Trefethen Family Vineyards,says he has seen “big changes in flavors and chemistry over the pastweek. The relatively higher acids this year have come down with therecent heat wave - and where it is still high, it’s mostly malic acidwhich can be consumed in malolactic fermentation.”Members of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers have an extremely positiveoutlook on this year’s harvest. In the Carneros region, grapegrowersare reporting good seed maturity and tremendous flavor intheir harvest. Stag’s Leap is discovering its harvest has tremendousflavor without any green characters. At Trefethen Family Vineyards inthe Oak Knoll District, they saw warm temperatures provide a nicefinish to the early varieties and push the Cabernet to maturity.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com27


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKB.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen Announces Holiday EventsWine CountryL O D G I N GSip, Savor and Shop November 27 and 28Holiday Open House and Food Drive, December 6-12B.R. Cohn Winery is pleased to announce the line-up of the 2010Holiday Events.Get a jump on holiday shopping; come to B.R. Cohn Winery forSip, Savor, and Shop! Holiday shopping just got a whole lot easier anda lot more fun. Bring in a new toy for the Marine Corps Reserve Toysfor Tots and your tasting will be complementary. The dates to donateare November 27th and 28th between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.The Holiday Open House and Food Drive asks that you bring afood donation to the winery and in return you will receive a complementarytasting. Please donate nutritious non-perishable foods suchas: canned vegetables and fruits, canned meats and fish, pasta, tomatosauce, dry and canned beans, peanut butter, healthy snacks (granolabars, raisins, pretzels), rice and rice noodles, breakfast foods, lowsugarcereal, dry milk and fortified soy milk.The food drive begins December 6th and continues through the12th. Tasting room hours are between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.The full line of B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Company’s award-winningolive oils, vinegars and gourmet food products including the newrelease lime olive oil, along with green olive tapenade, balsamic andshallot mustard and the seafood, herb, steak and rib rubs are availablein the Gourmet Shop.B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in GlenEllen. The tasting room is open daily from 10 to 5 p.m. Founded in1984 by Bruce Cohn, the estate winery is known for its criticallyacclaimed, world-class, ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and award-winning gourmet estateolive oils, vinegars and gourmet specialty food products. For moreinformation, call 1-800-330-4064 or visit www.brcohn.com.NAPA VALLEYPINK MANSIONA small, intimate, private inn where you arepampered and can enjoy the perfect Napa winetasting experience. Valley or forest views from eachroom, lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting,delectable surprises, large indoor heated pool andJacuzzi, in-room massage and facials available,easy walk to town for shopping and dining, bikingdistance to most local wineries.1415 Foothill Blvd 1-800-238-7465Calistogawww.pinkmansion.comCANDLELIGHT INNPrivate baths; TV/phone and AC; two-personmarble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies ordecks; three-course gourmet breakfast, horsd’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious30'x60'; swimming pool1045 Easum Drive, Napa1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.comNAPA VALLEYBRANNAN COTTAGE INNSix spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths,queen-size beds and a refrigerator. Two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisionsas well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertimevisits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings.109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.netwww.brannoncottageinn.com (707) 942-4200SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERNCALDERWOOD INNPerfect environment to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Situated3 blocks from the historic downtown plaza and wonderful restaurants in Healdsburg.25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg (707) 431-1110innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 1-800-600-5444VINTNERS INNForty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-25844350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.comSONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERNLEDSON HOTELLuxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated roomswith king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies.Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.comSONOMA COUNTY– COASTINN AT THE TIDESBay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub,fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available;continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.comFAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEYHILTON GARDEN INN2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900Fairfieldwww.hiltongardeninn.comHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797Fairfieldwww.hiexpress.comLODI/WOODBRIDGEROBIN’S NEST GUEST HOUSE (209) 334-3952665 W. Turner Road, Lodi www.robinsnestlodi.comWINE AND ROSES HOTEL AND RESTAURANT2505 W. Turner Road (209) 334-6988AMOROSA INN AND GARDENS8400 E. Harney Lane (209) 367-0882THE INN AT LOCKHOUSE19960 Elliot Road, Lockeford (209) 727-5715MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTLAMP LIGHTER INNTucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, you will discovera charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset House Suites. These bedand breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935.(831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.comVAGABOND’S INNVagabond's House Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of Carmel'sfinest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks awayfrom Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn.(831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn.comLONE OAK LODGEVoted Monterey Peninsula Travel Planner Best Value. Within minutes to aquarium, wineries,Monterey Harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. Rooms available with kitchenettes.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com28 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSNapa Valley’s Silverado Trail – ‘A Road Less Traveled’As we all know, when it comes to wine the Napa Valley is one placemade up of many different regions, districts, AVAs, associations and soon. Sometimes one of the things that helps unite them is a road andthe area around it. A road such as the Silverado Trail that runs throughthis famous Valley. It is often referred to, and accurately so, as “NapaValley’s Road Less Traveled.”The Silverado Trail Wineries Association is a group of more than 40wineries and businesses along the historic Silverado Trail, which runsthe tranquil and scenic eastside of this world-renowned wine region.Association winery members consist of both large and smallproducers, all offering wines of the highest caliber and acclaim as wellas exceptional hospitality. Visitors are welcome year round as mostwineries have tasting rooms open to the public, while some are byappointment only.Currently member wineries include an extensive listing of some ofthe Napa Valley’s finest wineries of all sizes and types. Some you havecertainly heard of, others might be new to you. They include placesfrom A (Andretti) to Z (Zahtila Vineyards, ZD). Stretching fromNapa to Calistoga, there are iconic names like Joseph Phelps, StagsLeap Cellars and Raymond, and the widely known Clos du Val. ANNUAL SILVER PASS WEEKENDOne, Sterling Vineyards, even has a tram, to give you a birds eyeNovember 13 & 14, 2010view of the northern half of the valley, while Monticello Vineyards ismodeled after Thomas Jefferson’s home in Virginia and the architectureJoin us at this fabulous annual event alongof Chimney Rock is evocative of the original founder’s South AfricanNapa Valley’s Road Less Traveled.roots. The design of Darioush is in a world of it’s own, as you can see Enjoy current release tastings at each of the fifteenfor yourself, even from a distance.participating wineries along with barrel samples,Casa Nuestra has their goats and a vintage Lamborghini tractorfood pairing, special discounts, library releases and more!Each participating winery’s offerings will vary.out back, Dutch Henry (and others) has their resident canine staff andgreeters, and Judd’s Hill a small and handsome flock of Rhode IslandA portion of all Silver Pass sales will be donated to the Napa CountyUnified School Distrcit to benefit the Books for Preschoolers program.Red chickens. RustRidge, up in the hills, is famed for both their winesand their equine stock. Then there are Duckhorn Winery and Participating wineries: Boeschen Vineyards, Crushpad, Judd’s Hill, MidsummerCellars, Clos du Val Wine Co., Monticello Vineyards, Robinson Family Vineyards,Paraduxx, which are completely different stories.Summit Lake, Hagafen Winery, Signorello Vineyards, Silverado Trail Wine Studio,You can sip the sparkling wines of Mumm Napa and try theTitus Vineyards, Zahtila Vineyards, Envy Wines and Piña Napa Valley.famous wines of Hagafen Cellars that have been served at the WhiteSilverado Trail Wineries Association • P.O. Box 3065, Napa, CA 94558House many times. Cliff Lede has a beautiful inner courtyard as well707-256-0122 • www.silveradotrail.comas an art gallery; some, such as Steltzner and others have their naturallytemperature and humidity controlled caves. William Hill Estate,Please drink responsibly … designate a driver.near Silverado Resort (also a member), Rutherford Hill and Since this is about discovery, look for Envy Wines and wines fromSignorello Vineyards are known for both their wine and their views The Terraces, both small producers. And while Omi Farm has aof the valley, while Summit Lake Vineyard & Winery sits farther small Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard that produces grapes for localremoved, up in Angwin, past and above Conn Creek.wineries, they also grow seasonal vegetables, fruit and nuts, and raiseRight on the trail sit Pina Cellars, William Harrison Vineyards sheep, rabbits, chickens and Australian Cattle Dogs. Such is the diversityof the Napa Valley and those who live and work here.and more. So who did we leave out? Well there is Vincent ArroyoWinery, Baldacci Family Vineyards and Reynolds Family for For more information, go to the association’s comprehensivestarters. Then be sure to add Black Stallion, Crushpad, Atalon, website, www.silveradotrail.com. On it you can use their map to planBoeshen, Kent Rasmussen, Lava Vine, Hartwell Vineyards, your trip, go direct to member websites, find places to dine and stay,Rutherford Ranch, Titus Vineyards, Robinson Family Vineyards, special events throughout the year, coupons, a weather forecast, and aSilverado Trail Wine Studio and the whimsically christened variety of other things to do on your visit. A visit bound to be memorableas you explore this scenic and less traveled road.Midsummer Cellars.xwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com 29


Welcome toS U I S U NV A L L E YSuisun Valley – Hidden But Treasured Wine Countryby Charles NeaveFirst, foremost and always, the Suisun Valley in Solano County just25 minutes from Napa, has its roots – often quite literally – in thebusiness and passion of agriculture. And nowhere is that more evidentthan in the rich earth and thriving vineyards and farms of the SuisunValley, the stretch of land that runs to the west of Fairfield and Interstate80, and borders the county of Napa on two sides.Perfectly situated between a pair of coastal mountain ranges, theMount George Range on the west and the Vaca Mountains to the east,this verdant six by two mile valley sits within the Coastal climateregion. It is also an area where fog rarely visits, though it is not farfrom both the Sacramento River delta and San Francisco’s San PabloBay.Set within this compact area are more than 10,000 acres of richfarmland, almost a third of them planted to the grapes that helpsupply the area’s flourishing wineries, and many with a more familiarNapa Valley label. This region is part of the North Coast Appellation,a district famous for what is known as “ultra-premium” fruit, whichin the case of wine lovers everywhere means wine grapes, planted toa staggering number of both familiar and rare varieties.If you look at a map of where many growers in Napa County andbeyond source their grapes or own vineyards, you will be surprised athow many have vineyard holdings here. This is in addition to thedozen or so wineries that call the Suisun Valley their home, and bothmake, age, bottle and market their wines here. Many also have theirown tasting rooms, and during the year hold – both individually andcollectively – special events to lure those who appreciate wine to theircellar doors.The Suisun Valley is also dotted with farm stands and workingfarms that welcome visitors. There are quaint spots to eat and relax,30Napa’s Back Roadand it is the driving force behind the annual Tomato Festival in Fairfield,and for other events that occur throughout the year. But most ofall it stands as enduing symbol of the real, living heritage of this partof the hidden but treasured wine country of Northern California.3737SoscolSoscolSilverado TrailSilverado Trail29291212Big Ranch RdBig Ranch RdSilverado TrailMonticello RdSilverado TrailMonticello RdNapaNapa121121BLUE VICTORIAN Daniel CappBLUE WINERY VICTORIAN Wines Daniel CappWINERYRock Creek Vineyard VEZÉR FAMILY WINERY WinesRock Creek Vineyard VEZÉR Gardens, FAMILY Deli & WINERY Barista VEZÉRGardens, Deli & Barista Wooden Valley Private VEZÉR RanchGreen Valley CellarsSuisunWooden Winery Valley & Private TastingRanchRoomGreen Valley CellarsWine Suisun CoopBYWinery & APPOINTMENT Tasting Room ONLYLedgewoodWine CoopBY APPOINTMENT ONLYLedgewood CreekSuisunCreekValley Suisun WinterhawkValley Winterhawk80Fairfield 80TenbrinkFairfieldTenbrink80ANHEUSER BUSCH80 CordeliaBREWERY ANHEUSERTOURSBUSCHCordeliaBREWERY TOURSJELLY BELLYFACTORY AND BELLY TOURS 12680FACTORY AND TOURS 12Suisun City680Suisun CityMankas Hills WineryMankas Hills WineryJameson Canyon RdJameson Canyon RdAtlas Peak RdAtlas Peak RdMasonMasonGreen Valley RdGreen Valley RdRockville RdRockville RdJarvisJarvisS U I S U NV A L L E YW I N E R I E SRockville RdSuisun Valley RdRockville RdSuisun Valley RdWooden Valley RdWooden Valley RdMankasSuisun Valley RdMankasAbernathy RdAbernathy RdWoodenValley RdWaterman BlvdOliverGordon Valley RdClayton RdWaterman BlvdEagle EyeEagle Eyewww.WineCountryThisWeek.comSuisun Valley RdWoodenValley RdOliverGordon Valley RdClayton Rd


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Randolph StChurch StFranklin Sth StRandolph StJeffersonCoombs StArroyo Dr.Arroyo Dr.Brown St.Brown St.Brown StMain St.West St.West St.Tulocay St.Tulocay St.Yajome St.Yajome St.Third St.NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKHALL Wines Partners with Sonoma’s Roessler CellarsHALL Wines has entered into a partnership with Roessler Cellars ofSonoma. Roessler Cellars, founded in 2000 by brothers Roger andRichard Roessler, is focused on producing top-quality, single-vineyardand appellation-designated Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.“This is a good opportunity to be involved with the Halls. There area lot of things we can do together,” said Roger Roessler. Roger Roesslerwill retain partial ownership of the brand and will continue to beinvolved in the winery’s promotion and marketing.“Roessler has a proven track record of producing premier PinotNoirs from some of the most interesting vineyards in California andOregon,” said Mike Reynolds, President of HALL Wines. “We shareRoessler’s focus on single-vineyard, terroir-driven wines at HALL. Ilook forward to working with Roger and learning from his accumulatedexperience, as well as building on Roessler’s prior success.”Roessler Cellars’ wines will be produced at HALL’s state-of-the-artCHARLESCHARLES KRUGKRUGPRATTPRATTDAVID FULTONDAVID FULTONBERINGERBERINGERTamber BeyTamber BeyOrin SwiftOrin SwiftMADRONAMADRONAS T .POPEPOPEH E L E N AFULTONFULTONCalafia CellarsCalafia Cellarswinemaking facilities at HALL St. Helena. HALL St. Helena is the firstwinery in California to be distinguished as a Gold certified facility bythe U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and EnvironmentalDesign ® Green Building Rating System. Roessler Cellars’ approach to winemaking is based on the commitmentto maintain a balance between Old World and New World techniques.Utilizing a minimal amount of intervention, Roessler Cellars isable to express the nuances and characteristics derived from a varietyof soils, clones, and climates in its wines. As a result, Roessler Cellars’wines are ready to be enjoyed upon release, but are also worthy ofaging. The brand boasts a portfolio of 15 unique Pinots that representa broad geography of vineyards crafted by a single winemaking team.Conveniently located adjacent to Sonoma’s Town Plaza, RoesslerCellar’s tasting room invites guests to sample Pinots from as far southas Santa Barbara to as far north as Oregon, taking visitors on a journeyof discovery where they can explore and refine their palate in a warmand relaxed setting.HALL Wines is located at 401 St. Helena Hwy. South in St. Helena.They can be contacted at (707) 967-2620.Roessler Cellars has a tasting room at 380 First Street West,Sonoma. For more information, call (707) 933-4440.Yountville St.PuebloTrancasTrancasBig Ranch RdDOMINDOMIBig Ranch Rd32NAPA VALLEYWINE NAPA HARDWAREVALLEYWINE HARDWARESt. Helena Wine CenterSt. Helena Wine CenterNapa Valley FarmsNapa Valley FarmsSalvestrinSalvestrinTayson PierceTayson PierceLong Meadow RanchLong Meadow RanchPRAGERPRAGERLEWELLING AVELEWELLING AVESUTTER HOMESUTTER HOMEARGER-MARTUCCIARGER-MARTUCCINot to ScaleNot to ScaleWittWittHallHallWarren StFlora SpringsFlora SpringsWarren StINGLEWOODINGLEWOODThird StMERRYVALEMERRYVALECHARTER OAKCHARTER OAKCorisonCorisonMilatMilatDel DottoDel DottoWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANESecond StWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANELOUIS M MARTINILOUIS M MARTINIHeitzHeitzFirst StV. SATTUIV. WINERY SATTUIWINERY & DELIDELIClay StZINFANDELZINFANDELRAYMONDRAYMONDFransicanFransicanGALLERONGALLERONRutherfordRutherford GroveTres Sabores & GrovePedemonte Tres Sabores CellarsPedemonte CellarsW i n e C o u n t r y TPreferredh i s W e e kPreferredOpen to the publicOpen to the publicOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentThird StCollege StCollege StJefferson StSecond StJefferson StWashington StWilson StOak StFirst StWashington StWilson StOak StClay StChurch StFleuryFleuryEven StClay StClay StCalistoga AveJohnAnthonyCalistoga AveX WineryAvia AviaFranklin StRandolph StWineries ofNapa ValleyTown CenterOlabisi/TrahanUptownTheatreRandolph StTown CenterJeffersonCejaCoombs StVINTNER’SCOLLECTIVEFirst St.Second St.Third St.First St.Brown StFourth StSecond St.Third St.Fifth StMain St. Main St.Yountville St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Vallejo St.Napa St.Caymus St.www.WineCountryThisWeek.comFourth StFifth StMain St. Main St.StonehedgeUva WineryTrattoriaItalianaVintner’sCollectivePuebloTWENTY ROWSClinton St.Pearl St.Bounty HunterTASTE AT OXBOWRare Cole’s Wine Chop Co. House MAHONEY VINEYARDS/Napa Valley Opera House WATERSTONEMain St.CeladonVallejo St.Napa St.Caymus St.COLE’S CHOP HOUSENapa Valley Opera HouseBack Room WinesVinoce andTwenty RowsCELADONNapa General StoreNapa General StoreSoscol AveSoscol AveNapa ValleyWine TrainMasonNAPA VALLEYWINE TRAINMC KINSTRYToolboxThird St.River Terrace Dr.MC KINSTRYRiver Terrace Dr.Imperial WayRobert CraigImperial WayOxbowPublicMarketUncorkedat OxbowOxbowPublicMarketD O W N T O W NN A P AFirst St.First St.


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JEFFERSON STWelcome toY O U N T V I L L EYountville’s 22nd Annual Festival of Lights Hits a Holiday High NoteWeekend Winter Wonderland – Sports, Food & Wine Event,Holiday Carriage Rides, Entertainment & Santa SommelierTake an hiatus from the urban holiday rush and sing joyto the vines at Yountville’s 22nd Annual Festival of Lights,November 26. The town’s annual fête salutes the seasonwith a procession of thousands of twinkling lights andshow-stopping winter wonderland complete with carolers,horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving and the big guy inred. At 2 p.m., the Santa Sommelier arrives at his WestPole post where children can mix, mingle and pose forposterity. On Washington Street, 20+ wineries and theregion’s top toques (Ad Hoc, Bardessono, Bistro Jeanty,Bouchon Bistro & Bakery, Bottega, Cantinetta Piero, etoileat Domaine Chandon, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, PacificBlues, Brix and Mustards) serve up tastes while galleries,boutiques and restaurants open their doors for late nightshopping and dining. Admission is free; tasting tickets are$1 each. For details, visit www.yountville.com.Yountville’s European ambiance mixed with a classicCalifornia wine country beat translates into a relaxinggetaway. Ideal for families seeking the ultimate safety-net,the town’s tight layout keeps kids in check and allows visitorsto go “green” by walking to all events, restaurants andhotels. For foodies, Napa Valley’s “culinary crushpad”sports six Michelin stars and enough cult Cabernet to keepa holiday sky lit; make sure to reserve a table in advance.For the avid oenophile, grab a bike for a trek of thearea’s 24+ wineries and/or producers within a four squaremilegrid. Key stops include Domaine Chandon, GoosecrossCellars, Bell Wine Cellars, Hopper Creek Winery,Girard Napa Valley, Ma(i)sonry, Tamber Bey, Jessup Cellars,Silenus Vintners, Keever Vineyards, Gemstone, Morning-YOUNT MILL RDWASHINGTONJACKSONY O U N T V I L L ERide, Wine & Dine with Us• Guided Tours • Kayaking• Bicycle Rentals• Bicycling Vacationswww.napavalleybiketours.com • 1-877-336-2453+SERVINGWINE COUNTRYSINCE 1987BEAU VIGNENAPA VALLEYBIKE TOURSDomaine ChandonCALIFORNIA DRKeeverMADISON STGirard 1 JESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMa(i)sonrySTARKEY STWASHINGTON STWEBBER ST29Hill FamilyEstateHope and GraceRASGALLERIESSomerston RanchV MARKETPLACECORNERSTONECELLARSPage Wine CellarsVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANBell WineWASHINGTON STYOUNT STYOUNTVILLE CROSS RDTo Silverado TrailV MARKETPLACE:APPARELi.elleLemondropsSistersTay & GraceVianettHOMEA Little RomanceCalifornia & VineDomain Home & GardenNapaStyleGALLERIESBlue HeronGallery 1870North Bay GalleryWINE TASTINGNapaStyleV Wine CellarINDULGENCESSoluna Boutique SalonDININGBottegaNapaStylePacific Blues Cafe34www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEYside, Page Wine Cellars, V Wine Cellar, Hill Family Estate, Hope &Grace, Beau Vigne, Cornestone Cellars and the new $1 milliontasting/shopping venue at Somerston Wine Company.Other options abound including a seven-course adrenalin bumpvia the new Napa Valley Ziplines, caroling above the clouds on a hotair balloon adventure, hammering down that handicap at the VintnersGolf Club, visiting the holiday art exhibit at Napa Valley Museum orslipping into one of the town’s many spas for a decadent mind/bodyexperience. Nearby, the Lincoln Theater gears up with live performances.Visitor InformationSite of Napa Valley’s first planted vines (1838), Yountville sits at theepicenter of the region’s culinary scene sporting the Valley’s toprankedrestaurants (six Michelin stars), 24+ wineries and/or producersand 11 lodging properties. An ideal base for the avid oenophile,Yountville offers the county’s only hot air ballooning launch, fiveNational Register of Historic Places sites, a microclimate pedigree withits own AVA, world-class shopping and performing arts. Located 55mi./88 km. north of San Francisco, travelers can arrive via scenicHighway 29 or via Napa County Airport, Sacramento (SMF), Oakland(OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) international airports. For more informationand travel inquiries, contact the Yountville Chamber ofCommerce at (707) 944-0904 or www.yountville.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com35


WASHINGTONGRANTMYRTLEDALEWelcome toC A L I S T O G ASo‘Winter in the Wineries’ December 3-February 6A Leisurely, “Insider’s” Way to See Some ofthe Napa Valley’s Award-Winning WineriesCalistoga’s Winter in the Wineries, December 3, 2010through February 6, 2011, offers a great way to tour, tastewine and meet winemakers at 15 award-winning wineriesin and around this northernmost Napa Valley town.Calistoga was recently recognized as an American ViticulturalArea (AVA) with distinct geographic features andgrowing conditions. Winter in the Wineries offers aperfect chance to explore what makes Calistoga unique asa wine-growing region.Those purchasing a passport to the event will have access to aselect group of Calistoga wineries for one low price of $50 during thetwo-month period.Passport holders can visit as many times as they want during thattime to use the 15 tastings (one tasting per winery), as well as receivediscounts at several of Calistoga’s finest restaurants and lodgingproperties. Participating restaurants will waive corkage for passportholders, and lodgings will offer special room rates for passportholders.Wineries participating in Winter in the Wineries include Castellodi Amorosa, Bennett Lane Winery, Chateau Montelena, Clos Pegase,Envy Winery, Lava Vine Winery, Zahtila Vineyards, Madrigal Vineyards,Rios Tasting Room, Sterling Vineyards, Summers Winery,Tudal Winery, Twomey Cellars, Von Strasser and W.H. Smith Wines.Lodging properties offering special room rates to passport holdersinclude: Brannan Cottage Inn; Chelsea Garden Inn; Calistoga Inn,Restaurant and Brewery; Calistoga Spa Hot Springs; Christopher’sInn; Craftsman Inn; Eurospa & Inn; The Lodge at Calistoga; MountView Hotel & Spa; Roman Spa Hot Springs; BestWestern Stevenson Manor; and Calistoga Wine WayInn.Participating restaurants include All Seasons; Barolo;Brannan’s Grill; Calistoga Inn, Restaurant and Brewery;and JoLe.Participants must be 21 and over. Hours of winetasting vary per winery.To purchase a passport online, or to view generalinformation, please go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com orcall the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & VisitorCenter toll free at 1-866-306-5588.For more details about visiting Calistoga, a Napa Valley townknown for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxedatmosphere, variety of wineries and great dining, please check outwww.CalistogaVisitors.com. Facebook users can also find informationabout Calistoga, including great deals, breaking news andinsider tips, by searching for “Calistoga Visitors” and becoming a“fan,” or going to www.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.Graeser36PETRIFIEDFOREST RD.TOSANTAROSATOGEYSERVILLEFOOTHILL BLVD.128BENNETT LANEWINERYLINCOLN29AVENUEW.H. Smith SPAPINK OnThEdgeMANSION WINE Kenefick RanchGARAGE Rios Wine Co.DiamondTofanelliTerraceReverie Von StasserTwomeyTeachworthConstant CASTELLO DI AMOROSAMadrigalAlloraDIAMOND MTNPINETOST. HELENATRINCHERO NAPA VALLEYA Dozen VintnersFREEMARK ABBBYSUMMERSWINERY29EnvyOLD FAITHFULGEYSERC A L I S T O G ABERRY STCEDARELLERSBIG TREETHIRD STREETSECOND STREETFIRST STREETLINCOLN AVEFRANKFAMILYCALISTOGAWINE STOP(Calistoga Depot)DUNAWEAL LANETudalEhlers EstateFAIRWAYLARKMEADBENESSERETUBBS LANETedeschiFamilyOAK STREETLAKE STREETChateau Montelana29Clos PagaseSterlingLarkmeadLODISTEVENSONVincentArroyoGREENWOOD AVEGOLDEN HAVENSPA & RESORTBRANNANCOTTAGE INNWAPOOBALE LANEBlairLINCOLN AVETOCLEARLAKE2929Lava VineDUTCH HENRY WINERYROMBAUERZahtilaVineyardAugustBriggsSilverRoseCuvaison Estate WinesPaolettiCASA NUESTRADuckhorn128TONAPABarlowSaviezwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALISTOGACalistoga’s 15th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade, December 4The 15th Annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade will take placeon Saturday, December 4, at 7 p.m. on Lincoln Avenue, between CedarStreet and Fair WayThe Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade offers the ultimate small-townChristmas experience. Vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks,human-powered vehicles and construction equipment bedecked withdazzling lights roll down Calistoga’s scenic main street to celebrate theChristmas season and Calistoga’s agricultural heritage in a jolly, uniqueway. Santa himself will make a special appearance. This free, popularNapa Valley event gets bigger and better each year. For accommodationand restaurant information, go to: www.CalistogaVisitors.com orphone the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center toll freeat 1-866-306-5588.For more details about visiting Calistoga, a Napa Valley townknown for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxed atmosphere,variety of wineries and great dining, please check outwww.CalistogaVisitors.com. Facebook users can also find informationabout Calistoga, including great deals, breaking news and insider tips,by searching for “Calistoga Visitors” and becoming a “fan,” or going towww.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com37


NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWinemaker Profile:Andretti WineryBOB PEPIby Charles NeaveThere are actually two legends involved with the Napa Valley’sAndretti Winery. The first you know: racing champion Mario Andretti,whose name is on the front of the label and at the winery in thesouthern half of the Valley. The other name, perhaps not quite as wellknown outside of California, is that of consulting winemaker BobPepi, whose family is legendary in a different field: winemaking.Years ago Bob and his father started the Robert Pepi Family Wineryin Oakville as a natural extension of fifteen years of owning vineyardsin the Napa Valley. There he developed a reputation for pioneering theSangiovese grape and wine made from that traditional Italian varietaland is now a staple at Andretti Winery.As personable and knowledgeable a person as you would like toknow, Bob has been at Andretti since the beginning. He was instrumentalin developing the “two-hearted canopy” trellising systemwhich greatly improved the quality of Sauvignon Blanc wine grapesand today is used throughout the industry. His philosophy is that greatwines are made in the vineyards, and as winemaker he guides theirdevelopment through the fermentation and aging process until thewines are ready for release. The wines he crafts are recognizable fortheir fruity character, even balance and complexity.Working at the Tuscan-style villa, winemaking facility, privatehospitality venue and 44 acres of vineyard that surround the estate,Bob took some time out during the beginning of this years’ crush tomake some observations on 2010.As to how the harvest looks this year, he said, “This has definitelybeen the most unusual growing season in the 30 years I’ve beenmaking wine in this area. The combination of the significant rain thatwe received through most of May and the cooler than normal springand summer temperatures led to some overly vigorous vines early on.This called for different approaches to vineyard management, butsomething worked and vines seemed relatively balanced by berrysizing. Next, all we had to worry about was a harvest that is 2-1/2 to3 weeks later than normal.“Even with the late September heat spike, we’re still behind. Thegood news is that even though we had some burned fruit from thespike – up to 25-30% in some vineyards - once this fruit is removedthe remaining fruit looks good, and we’re still left with what looks tobe a good quality and overall an average size crop. If we can avoid any38significant rain until early November I think this harvest will producesome high quality wine from a very challenging year.”That word ‘challenging’ may be a significant understatement about2010, but the fact that there is the potential for a great year is veryencouraging. But what about his favorite varietal, the most challengingone?“It’s hard to say which is the most challenging varietal. I think everyvariety presents its own challenges, especially if the winemaker istrying to coax the best expression of the variety from each lot of grapeswhile staying true to the style of wine that the grapes and the areawhere they grew are dictating. I feel a sense of accomplishment withany wine I’ve produced when I have succeeded in meeting the challengesmentioned above.”But to try the results, go to the winery’s tasting room on Big RanchRoad, about ten minutes from both Napa and Yountville. Any numberof their wines are available for tasting in a one-of-a-kind setting withbeautiful grounds, a courtyard, and an expansive patio facing the vineyards,and much more. It is always friendly and, at times, you’ll findMario or Bob in the tasting room, a story – like the wine – you cantake home with you.Andretti Winery’s Napa tasting room at 4163 Big Ranch Road isopen daily, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, updates onspecial events or to schedule one of your own, call (707) 259-6777 orgo to www.andrettiwinery.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTasting Room of the Week:EHLERS ESTATEby Charles NeaveMaybe you haven’t been to Ehlers Estatelately (you should go). Maybe you have neverbeen (shame on you). No matter which, get inyour car, saddle up your horse or get on yourbike and head to this amazing winery just abit north of St. Helena.A few years ago I wrote that the EhlersEstate winery is “a bit like finding a Picassohanging in a log cabin, or spotting a vintageDuisenberg underneath a tarp in some Ozarklean-to” … that is about what it is like whenyou head down the drive to Ehlers Estatenorth of St. Helena. It is even more like thattoday, with all the positive connotations.The tasting room has a lot of historystanding behind it. From the outside you canimagine Andrew Wyeth painting it. Inside aneasy informality reigns above all, one that atfirst almost belies the quality of the wine youare about to try.This is not a tasting room with pretensions;the emphasis here is on the wines and comfortand style. This is a building where wine reignsabove all, where it seems like it is 1886 allover again. In fact the history of the winerydoes indeed stretch back to 1886. That iswhen a Sacramento grocer named BernardEhlers started it with seven grand in gold, andthat is when the stone winery was built.He also planted the olive trees next to thewinery, where today there is a bocce courtand fountain. When Bernard Ehlers died in1901 the property passed into the hands ofhis wife, Anne. Then in 1923 a local residentnamed Alfred Domingo purchased the landfrom her. Since only home winemaking waslegal (this was the crippling era of Prohibition,after all), Domingos and his brother“bootlegged” wine and brandy to a steadystream of Bay Area visitors. Story has it thatthey kept a big cask of their “homemade”wine in what is now the tasting room. Whenpeople would “visit” they would fill up abottle, slap a label on it, presumably somemoney would change hands, and no onewas the wiser.Eventually the Leducq family from Franceentered the picture, at first producing wine atthe winery under their name. When theyacquired the balance of the 42 acres thatcomprised the original estate a few years ago,the name Ehlers went back on the label.Today Jean Leducq is gone but the FondationLeducq, a non-profit philanthropic entitywhose sole purpose is to support internationalcardiovascular research, serves as thebeneficiary of the Ehlers Estate wines. Lookclosely at the ‘Ehlers’ in the label and you willfind the ‘heart’.Today the winery makes all of their redestate wines on the property: the “1886”Cabernet Sauvignon, the “One Twenty OverEight” Cab, a Merlot, and they’re usually soldout Cabernet Franc. The wines are also madeat the winery, using the crush pad in front andto the side of the stone building. The SauvignonBlanc, their only white wine, is also adelight, and a perfect wine to have after youtaste inside at the picnic tables to the side.Behind them are the boxed vegetable gardens,the produce of which goes to those who workhere. The whimsical contemporary artwork atthe new state-of-the-art winery is an amusingbackdrop, as is the mix of furnishings – frommodern to classical – in the tasting roomitself, presided over by hospitality managerMaria Newman. The ceilings are high, thewalls stone, the bar long and polishes wood,the atmosphere welcoming and casual.A short drive down the lane to this beautiful“old Napa Valley” winery is a quiet strollback in time. The wines are unquestionablyaward-winning, but so is the entire experience,one worth making time for no matterhow long or how brief your visit to this partof the Valley might be.Ehlers Estate is located at 3222 EhlersLane off of Route 29 north of the town of St.Helena about two miles, on the west side ofhighway. They’re open from 10 a.m. until 5p.m. Private tours and wine tasting are alsoavailable. For more information and directionsyou can contact them at (707) 963-5972 or look go to www.ehlersestate.com.42 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


RASgalleries in YountvilleEven owner Ronda Schaer could not haveenvisioned that her affection for the littlevillage of Yountville would someday blossominto a full-blown love affair. “This is a townthat you can get your arms around.” Twentyyears ago she did just that. With the openingof her now famous art gallery, RAsgalleries,Ronda has embraced her community andgraced it with one of its most successful andadmired businesses.It was her passion for art, and glass inparticular, that moved Ms. Schaer to open agallery. “I have always been drawn to glass.”But it was the work of American glass artiststhat really captured her heart. Representingmore than two hundred American artists,the gallery has become one of the premierevenues in which to experience the drama,imagery and vision of this artistic medium.Masters of the art form such as RandyStrong, Rick Satavo, Richard Silver, EdBreed, Jack Storms Calistoga and Mark Levy utilizetechniques as varied as mouth-blowing,TUBBS LANELINCOLNlampwork and fused glass. From bowls tovases and sculpture, the genius of thesetalented people is evident wherever your eyefalls in this amazing gallery. Small pieces,such as perfume bottles and paperweightsmake ownership of this unique art formaccessible to all.Mr. Levy is one artist in particular whoworks has earned him the title, the “JacksonPollack of glass”. His thick, fused cast-glasspieces are layered with colors and texturesthat defy labels. His works consistentlyincites passionate responses from art loversand collectors.Ms. Schaer loves that reaction. “Peopleget emotional when they enter this gallery.That is what I really enjoy about what Ido…seeing people smile and experience aspiritual ‘high’ when they see just the rightpiece. There is always a relationship thatforms when someone becomes attached to apiece of art…between the artist, the work,the client and myself. My real joy is when Ivisit my clients in their homes and see howthe art has become a part of their lives.”The gallery also features the work ofsome extremely gifted fine artists, with originaloil paintings from artists throughoutCalifornia and the Pacific Northwest, as wellas the Eastern Seaboard and point inbetween. The whimsical chefs of ceramicartist, Cynthia Hipkiss are also a favorite ofcollectors.Says Ronda, “I created RAsgalleries with asingular focus on Original American Art,primarily Art Glass, my personal passion.And I’m proud that after twenty years in thesame Yountville, Napa Valley location, thepassion remains.”RASgalleries is located at 6540 WashingtonStreet, next to Bouchon in Yountvilleand is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.,Tuesday by appointment. Phone (707) 944-9211.ART ON MAINPRATT AVESt. HelenaSILVERADO TRAILALLISONCHARTER OAKOAKVILLE CROSS RD.29YountvilleYOUNTVILLE CROSS RD.WASHINGTONRASGALLERIESBY WAY E.WISECASK29121TROWER AVE.NapaTRANCASFIRST STCALIFORNIA5TH2ND3RDMAIN STMAIN STSOSCOL121HARDMAATLAS PEAKMONTICELLO121www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 43TOVALLEJO


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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRodney Strong Vineyards Launches New Websiteand Introduces Sonoma Recipe ExchangeSonomaRecipeExchange.com is a Placefor People Passionate About Food & WineRodney Strong Vineyards recently increased their stake in today’sworld of digital connectivity. In a sign of times, along with activeand on-going Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, the wineryenhanced their presence with a functionally and visually redesignedwebsite and a recipe exchange blog, SonomaRecipeExchange.com.Website guests can now quickly find nearby retailers whereRodney Strong wines are sold, watch fun, irreverent or educationalvideos created by the winery as well as easily navigate from theirhomepage to their various other locations, such as Twitter, Facebook,YouTube, SonomaRecipeExchange.com and their greenmicro-site, www.rodneystrong.com/green.“It is very straight-forward conceptually to connect with peoplewhere they choose to engage, but it’s a complex channel of communication,”says Dan Wildermuth, Rodney Strong’s VP of marketing.“Our website enhancements provide us with a hub for all thingsRodney Strong while we stretch from there to other sites where weactively converse within small timeframes and in real time.”The winery’s SonomaRecipeExchange.com, their first blog site, isset up to share recipes, but it’s more about a sense of commonplacewhere people can connect with others that are passionate about foodand wine, with a particular emphasis on Sonoma County, if not theplace specifically, then certainly its style. Wildermuth continues, “Asa very involved member of Sonoma County’s community, RodneyStrong feels a sense of pride about sharing what’s dear to us withothers who we believe to be like-minded. It opens another door,creates a platform, for folks to gather and live or relive SonomaCounty.”SonomaRecipeExchange.com hosts a regular recipe contest wherewinners and their recipes are featured on the site and in RodneyStrong’s monthly e-magazine. If you love Sonoma County and thewondrous food and wine that comes from the region, this new siteis specifically geared toward you. The site showcases the region’schefs, restaurants, farmers and winegrowers while allowing participationby anyone.Rodney Strong Vineyards is dedicated to crafting world-classwines that capture the essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strongsustainably farms 14 estate vineyards and produces wines fromSonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, RussianRiver Valley and Chalk Hill. The winery was founded in 1959 bySonoma County wine pioneer Rodney D. Strong as the 13thbonded winery in the county. It was purchased by the Kleinfamily, a fourth generation California agricultural family, in 1989.The company aspires to conserve and protect the environment inall its operations.48 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYD O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGDRY CREEK RD101GROVE STSeghesioHEALDSBURG AVE.KENDALLJACKSONGrove Street WineryManzanita CreekCENTER STPLAZACENTERJOHNSONLINCOLNGRANT STMILLPRINCEFITCH STMARCH AVE.COLLEGE STFerrari-Carano’sSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDPIPER STToad HollowVineyardsProhibition Lake Sonoma NORTH STThirty Four NorthWineryWine Merchants ThumbprintRoadhouseCellarsHawleyDowntown WineRussian River Wine Co.Boisset Taste of TerroirThe Wine ShopPlazaMurphy-GoodeEdmeadesStephen & WalkerLa Crema WineryHauckSelbyMATHESONTOPELWilliamson WinesFITCH STPezzi KingHUDSON.U P C O M I N G E V E N T S See page 14 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event informationNOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24 – Wednesdays are Locals Nights – Vintage Wine Estates Wine Bar andTasting Room, free tastings paired with various bites. 5-7pm, www.vintagewineestates.com, 707-921-2893NOVEMBER 5 – First Fridays ArtWalk, in Downtown Healdsburg – Galleries open 5-8pm Music,food, wine, paintings, sculpture and photography. www.healdsburg.com/events/art_walk.aspNOVEMBER 5 – Williamson Wines ~ 2010 Epicurean Dinners – Dry Creek KitchenSix course dinner held in the ‘Rare Wine Library’ 7:30pm, $150, visit www.williamsonwines.com, 707-433-1500NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20 – Healdsburg Certified Farmers' Market – 1 Block West of the Plaza (at Vine& North Streets). 9am-noon, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org or call 707-431-1956NOVEMBER 6 & 7 – Wine & Food Affair - 12th Annual "Tasting Along the Wine Road" –Wineries in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. 11am-4pm; www.wineroad.com, 1-800-723-6336NOVEMBER 13 – Hands-on Artisanal Cocktail Class – with Spoonbar Mixologist Scott Beattie atH2Hotel. Great Holiday-Inspired Cocktails. For extra fun, everyone will be required to wear an atrocious holiday sweaterand there will be a contest for the worst-of-the-worst. 2-4pm. $50. For reservations call 707-433-7222NOVEMBER 13 – Copain’s Oyster Party – Copain Winery – Hog Island Oysters paired with Copain’s remarkableRousanne, Pinot Gris and Viognier, 4:30-7pm, $70, RSVP jennifer@copainwines.com or 707-836-8822NOVEMBER 13 – 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration at Downtown Wines –20% discount on all wine purchases and free tastings, www.downtownwinecellars.com or call 707-473-0337NOVEMBER 14 – Russian River Chamber Music – CAFÉ BUDAPEST- Glendeven String Quartet. Hungarianmusic, food, wine and poetry. $25/$13 under 18, www.russianrivermusic.org or call 707-524-8700FRONT ST.KINLEYMAGNOLIAwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com49


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKAlexander Valley Holiday Open House, Thanksgiving WeekendWhat to Do After Thanksgiving?If you are lucky enough to have traveledto wine country for Thanksgiving, or if youhave survived another family gathering atyour wine country home, and are nowwondering what to do with the rest of thelong weekend, here’s the perfect suggestion:Alexander Valley Holiday Open House,Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27,from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Spend the days following the holidayamong the beautiful vineyards of AlexanderValley. Enjoy a relaxing day surrounded bymiles of rolling fall-colored vines while youtaste award-winning wines with scrumptiousfood. Find unique holiday gifts andenjoy special discounts at seven AlexanderValley wineries. Cost of $15 includes asouvenir glass and access to all participatingwineries. Visit each of them for a chance towin one of seven gift baskets filled with wineand goodies.Participating wineries include AlexanderValley Vineyards, Field Stone Winery, HannaWinery, Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines,Medlock Ames, Sausal Winery and WhiteOak Vineyards and Winery.For more information, call 1-800-500-2285 ext. 11.Christopher Creek Winery Hosts ‘Old Vintage Week’Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 28Once a year Christopher Creek Winery brings back some of their older vintages totaste and buy, as well as Big Bottles (magnums) of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet. Inaddition to tasting older vintage wines and current releases, this week there’s also anopportunity to buy some of the wines you enjoyed in the past and may not get an opportunityto purchase again.For your convenience, the tasting room will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each dayexcept for Thanksgiving. Cellar Club members will receive a 20% discount on oldervintage wines as well. No charge or reservations are required. It’s a great opportunity topurchase some of the wines not normally available and enjoy some case discounts onregular wines.Christopher Creek Winery is located at 641 Limerick Lane in Healdsburg. For moreinformation, call (707) 433-2001.KENDALL-JACKSONKENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERWINE CENTERTOGUERNEVILLE TO &GUERNEVILLE RUSSIAN RIVER&RUSSIAN RIVERBenoviaBenoviaMARLOW RDMARLOW RDW. STEELE LN.W. STEELE LN.HOPPER AVE.GUERNEVILLE RD.GUERNEVILLE RD.RIVER RD.RIVER RD.COFFEYFULTON RD.FULTON RD.HOPPER AVE.PINER RDPINER RDCOFFEYTOHEALDSBURG TOHEALDSBURGGEYSERVILLEGEYSERVILLEVINTNER'SVINTNER'SINNINNInspirationInspirationINDUSTRIAL DRINDUSTRIAL DRAIRWAYAIRWAYNovySiduri NovySiduriMARK WEST SPRINGS ROADMARK WEST SPRINGS ROADREDWOODREDWOOD HWYHWYOLD OLDSTEELE LN.STEELE LN.ROUND BARNROUND BARNTOCALISTOGACALISTOGAFOUNTAINGROVEFOUNTAINGROVEPARADISE RIDGEPARADISE WINERY RIDGEWINERYTHOMAS LAKE HARRIS DR.THOMAS LAKE HARRIS DR.NotNottotoScaleScaleG E Y S E R V I L L ECOLLEGE AVE.COLLEGE AVE.Cellars of SonomaTOSEBASTOPOL4th ST4th ST3rd ST3rd ST1st ST1st STKruta101“B” ST7th STCOLLEGE AVE.4th STGreyGreyStackStackMatanzasCreekSableRidgeSableRidge50 RobertsRoberts Lakewww.WineCountryThisWeek.comRohnertRAILROADWILSONRAILROADWILSONCLEVELAND AVE.CLEVELAND AVE.“B” STTOROHNERT PARK& PETALUMASANTA ROSA AVESANTA ROSA AVE7th STLakeMENDOCINO AVEMENDOCINO AVECOLLEGE AVE.4th ST12Santa RosaFairgroundsPETALUMA HILL RD.PETALUMA HILL RD.DER LANEER LANES A N T A R O S AFARMERS LANEFARMERS LANE12BENNETT VALLEY RD.BENNETT VALLEY RD.CRANE CANYON RD.CRANE CANYON RD.ST. FRANCISLEDSONWINERYWINERYGRANGEGRANGETOSONOMACANYONCHIANTIWEST DRY CREEK RD.GEYSERVILLE AVE.Silver OakFrickJ RickardsPedroncelli 128 Palmeri TerroirsDavid GeyserMeekerCaffaro Peak Route 128 Winery101128deLORIMIERMercuryTrione GardenClos du BoisCreekTRENTADUERanchLYTTON SPRINGS RD.MAZZOCCOINDEPENDENCEFrancisFordCoppola101DRY CREEK RDGEYSERVILLE RD.RobertYoungStrykerSonomaHawkesHEALDSBURG AVE.RED WINERY RDALEXANDER VAL RDSimiJordanMedlockAmesStonestreet


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTY27th Annual Holiday Open House, Nov. 26 & 27Heart of Sonoma Valley Association(HOSVA) announces its 27th AnnualHoliday Open House, scheduled for Fridayand Saturday, November 26 and 27 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Kick-off theholiday season – wine country style! Enjoytwo days of wine tastings, holiday nibbles,gift packages, discounts and much more.Twenty-three wineries throughout SonomaValley are opening their doors for this festiveaffair.“This year marks our 27th annual celebration.Twenty-three wineries alongSonoma Highway, between Sonoma andSanta Rosa, will be participating in thisholiday event,” said Executive Director JosieGay. “We are looking forward to a fabulousweekend of award-winning wines, freshbaked nibbles, savory treats, caroling andwine country holiday cheer. This is a greatopportunity to stock up on your favoriteholiday wines and jump-start the holidayseason. What a great alternative to the busycity streets and overcrowded malls!”Tickets are now on sale! Advance ticketsare only $40 for both days ($50 at the door),which includes a wine tasting glass andaccess to all participating wineries event tastingsand activities. A Designated Driverticket is also available for $10.For tickets, detailed event informationand a map, call 1-866-794-9463 or visitwww.HeartOfSonomaValley.com. Advanceticket purchase is recommended, as last yearthis was a sell-out event.Participating wineries include: AudelssaEstate Winery, Benziger Family Winery,Chateau St. Jean, Deerfield Ranch Winery,Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, FamilyWineries, Imagery Estate Winery, Kaz Vineyards& Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, KundeFamily Estate, Landmark Vineyards, LedsonWinery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards,Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery,Muscardini Cellars/Ty Caton Vineyards,Paradise Ridge Winery, St. Francis Winery,VJB Vineyards & Cellars, Valley of the MoonWinery and Wellington Vineyards.Heart of Sonoma Valley Association(HOSVA) is an alliance of 23 wineries andtasting rooms located on scenic SonomaHighway where for a century and a halfmany of the vintages that have made Californiawines world leaders in viticulture havebeen harvested. In a ten mile stretch of thewine country, in the environs of Glen Ellenand Kenwood, you’ll find a blend of familyowned and classically beautiful wineriesfilled with award winning wines, charmingB&Bs and elegant Luxury Inns, stylish winebars, a diverse selection of restaurants andcafés, state parks, a lavender farm, olivepresses and gift shops.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com51


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.MacLeodLAWNDALEBlackstonePARADISE RIDGETy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardCHATEAU STKAZ. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkBevan CellarsJack LondonState ParkPavo WinesBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.LOXTONWARM SPRINGS RDDUNBAHKGENERATIONSERIC ROSSRobert HunterWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDMOONDANCECELLARSDeerfield RanchMADRONER ROADMAYOFAMILYBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12BR COHNKundeImageryTRINITYRDARROWOODCAVEDALETONAPA VALLEYSONOMAV A L L E YW I N E R I E SPetroniVineyardsPaint Horse WineryMOON MTNARNOLD DRIVEAGUA CALIENTE ROADNot to ScaleBOYES BLVDHanzellTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116ORANGEAdobe Road WineryGROVEBONNESSRobledoFamilyTOSAN FRANCISCOVERANO AVEPETALUMABONNEAUHawkesRocheW. SPAIN ST.Adobe Road WineryAVE12LEVERONI ROADROESSLERSEBASTIANIFREMONT5th ST WESTTHEPLAZACHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECAAnaba37LarsonFamily4th E5th ST EASTCELLAR DOOR12GEHRICKERDEAST NAPA STLOVELL VALLEY RD7th STDENMARK STNAPA ROADSCHUGBonneauCORNERSTONE SONOMACARNEROS ESTATEMEADOWCROFTGLORIA FERRER KEATING121CLINE JACUZZIViansaBROADW AYEric K JamesRavenswoodHwy 12 WinerySojourn CellarsWestwoodThe CaveCASTLE RD. VINEYARD8th ST EASTLN.Kamen, Parmelee-HillMacrostieTin Barn12121Bartholomew ParkOLD WINERY RDBURNDALECARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryBuenaVistaFaveroGundlach-BundschuGofesselTONAPATOVALLEJO52 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTasting Room of the Week:SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATEby Abigail P. ZimmermanFor 30 years, Schug Carneros EstateWinery has showcased the passion of one ofCalifornia’s most celebrated winemakers andpioneers, Walter Schug.Founded in 1980, Schug Winery hasproved a bastion of fine Pinot Noir andChardonnay, two Burgundian varietalsproduced in old-world understanding andwinemaking traditions with today’s cuttingedgetechnologies.Drawing on his long experience in theproduction of fine wines in both Europe andCalifornia, Walter Schug established hisnamesake winery 30 years ago this year withhis wife Gertrud. In the early years the Schugsleased facilities in Napa before purchasing a50 acre parcel in 1989 in the cool, temperateregion of Carneros AVA where the winery iscurrently situated. Here, he could focus onPinot Noir and Chardonnay, two varietals thathave always been close to his heart.To celebrate Schug Winery’s 30th Birthday,Walter Schug and his team are pleased toannounce the release of two special wines:2008 Schug Carneros Estate Reserve54Pinot Noir: Pulled from free run juices only,this estate grown and produced Pinot Noirdisplays elegant elements of earth and smoke,spicy pepper and warm notes of red fruits.Gorgeous in a striking garnet color, the 2008Estate Pinot is a perfect blend from Blocks 9and 10 (Pommard and Dijon clone respectively).Aged for 16 months in one year oldFrench oak barrels in the gentle environmentof the winery’s extensive underground cavesthis wine was limited to only 228 cases ofproduction. $40 per bottle.2008 Schug Carneros Estate ReserveChardonnay, Block 1: An exceptionalChardonnay that will never be made again.Fermented and aged entirely in neutral casksthe 2008 Estate Chardonnay is provingmagnificent. Delicious white fruits and citrusnotes give way to white flowers and a hint ofminerality. Estate grown from the originalvines, this Chardonnay is in grand salute tothe original plantings. These vines have sincebeen removed and the ground allowed to restbefore replanting – a fitting tribute to thesteady, nourishing soils and world-class winemakingtraditions of this Carneros winery.Only 34 cases produced! $35 per bottle.Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grow exceedinglywell in the cool, marine climate ofSonoma Carneros. Unique soils and strongcoastal influence provide an ideal growingmicroclimate for Schug’s favorite varietals. Inthe afternoons, strong blustery breezes canpositively stress the vines, resulting in fruitswith thicker skins that translate later intostronger, richer, more complex wines. It is nowonder Schug estate wines are perhaps someof the consistently preferred and sought afterwines in all Wine Country.Walter Schug established his reputation asone of the premier winemakers in all of California– in fact one could say his reputationis set in platinum plated concrete. Schug setthe bar for generations of winemaking as theFounding Winemaker for Joseph PhelpsVineyards in the 1970s where he made California’sfirst proprietary Bordeaux-style blend(Insignia) and legendary vineyard designatedCabernets (Backus and Eisele Vineyards.)In 1995, Sonoma-born WinemakerMichael Cox came on board and within ayear, was in charge of day-to-day winemakingduties. Today, Schug Carneros Estate Wineryproduces fine wines from the best grapeswww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYSonomaEnotecaWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIES– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.com125th STREET WESTTOSANTA ROSA2nd STREET WESTHawkes WinesRocheWEST SPAIN STREETAdobe Road Winery Tasting RoomCHARLESCREEKVINEYARDSWEST NAPA STREETS O N O M AP L A Z A1st STREET WESTROESSLERMcDONNELMAPLEANDRIEUXLEVERONI ROADThe PlazaCELLARDOORWestwoodThe CaveBROADWAY12SONOMAFRANCENAPA ROAD1st STREET EASTENOTECASONOMA WINEHARDWAREMissionSan Franciscode SolanoEAST SPAIN STREETSonoma Wine ShopMERCATONot To ScaleSEBASTIANIVINEYARDS& WINERYLEDSON HOTEL &HARMONY LOUNGEHighway 12 WineryEric K JamesEnotecaSojourn CellarsEAST NAPA EAST STREET NAPA STREET4th STREET EASTTONAPAavailable by maintaining the best winemaking values and gainingacceptance worldwide as true contemporary classics.Don’t miss Holiday in Carneros! On the weekend directly beforeThanksgiving, November 20 & 21, 2010, Schug Winery will join 20other Carneros wineries for an exciting Holiday Open House from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available from Hospitality de Los Carnerosat www.carneroswineries.orgTaste daily at the winery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. only ten minutesfrom Sonoma Plaza. Drive up Bonneau Road, past Schug vineyardsand rose borders to the Germanstyle post-and-beam building.Taste a delightful, changing menuof freshly opened wines for a $5tasting fee (refundable with a winepurchase). Private tours and tastingsare available by appointment.Picnic tables are also available foruse by guests and the vista point360° view of the surrounding areaand the opportunity to see as far asMount Diablo on a clear day.Delightful!Schug Carneros Estate Wineryis located at 602 Bonneau Road,Sonoma. For more information,call (707) 939-9363 or visitwww.schugwinery.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com55


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK56CornerStone SonomaWhat do you get when you mix 22 architectural gardens with artgalleries, cutting edge design shops, a cafe and then throw in twofirst-class wine tasting rooms? The answer is an incredible SonomaCounty destination called CornerStone Sonoma. Situated in theCarneros region of the county, CornerStone is one of the first stops forvisitors coming into Wine Country.The gardens were created by Teresa and Chris Hougie six years agoafter their many trips to France and viewing the Festival of Gardensat Chaumont sur Loire. Wanting to create something similar in theStates, the two created CornerStone which is still the only destinationof its kind in this country. The individual gardens on the nine acreproperty are designed by landscape architects and garden designers,many of whom are the most acclaimed in the world. Add the shops,a gourmet café and the two tasting rooms to the mix and you have themost unique destination in the Wine Country.And speaking of wine, the two tasting rooms, Keating Wines andMeadowcroft Wines, offer a variety of hand-crafted varietals createdby using the finest grapes grown in both the Sonoma and Napavalleys. Keating Wines, which opened at CornerStone just twomonths ago, is owned and operated by Eric Keating, who gave up aWall Street career to return to his roots in Sonoma to pursue a careerin the wine business.Upon his return to Sonoma, Keating spent three years learningevery aspect of the wine business at the well-renowned, family ownedwinery VJB Vineyards & Cellars in Kenwood, California. Inspired tostrike out on his own, Keating made the decision to pursue thepassion which was slowly consuming his life, wine! A small productionwinery, Keating made a conscious effort to source only premiumfruit available from superior vineyards in Sonoma and Napa Counties.After operating out of his home in Kenwood, Keating was looking forjust the right place to showcase his wines to the public, and when hediscovered CornerStone Sonoma, his search was over!Like Eric Keating, wine grower and winemaker Tom Meadowcroftwas also looking for just the right location. He discovered Corner-Stone late last year, and in February brought his family of wines to hisCornerStone location and has enjoyed immediate success. Meadowcrofthas worked in the wine industry for many years, starting outwith Buckland Vineyard Management running the crews and on todesigning, planting and managing fields for wineries such as Cakebread,Duckhorn, Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Stags Leap and others.In 1999 he bought a vineyard on Mt. Veeder in Napa County inanticipation of establishing his own winery. It took four years to bringthe vineyard up to Meadowcroft’s exacting standards. Finally, afterseven years with Buckland, it was time for him to step out on his ownand put his knowledge and experience to use for himself.With three labels of his own: Meadowcroft, Magito and ThomasHenry, Tom Meadowcroft also makes the wines for the Foyt FamilyWines (yes the famous A.J. Foyt racing family), and all of the winesare available in his CornerStone Sonoma tasting room.One could literally spend the day at CornerStone Sonoma enjoyingthe gardens, shops, lunch in the café, and of course sampling the finewines provided by Keating Wines and Meadowcroft Wines. Come toCornerStone and discover everything you never expected – and more!www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESMendocino County Celebrates Fabulous Funghi This FallLocal Bounty Showcased at Restaurants & Events DuringAnnual Mushroom Festival in NovemberMendocino County is home to more than 3,000 types of mushrooms,500 of which are edible. And every fall, beginning in October,when the gentle rains begin to fall, the mushrooms flourish in abundance.It’s the perfect place to sample (and forage for) chanterelles,porcinis, morels and hedgehogs, and even the extremely rare candycap mushroom, with its intense maple-syrup flavor, that grows onlyalong the northern coast of California.The highlight of mushroom season is Mendocino County’s annual10-day Wine & Mushroom Festival (this year from Thursday,November 4th through Sunday, November 14th), with everythingfrom mushroom-themed multi-course dinners, wine- and beerpairingworkshops, mushroom exhibits, guided mushroom foragingwalks and much, much more. With over 100 events, it’s the biggestand best Wine & Mushroom Festival to date!Ryane Snow, a member of the Mycological Society and a wellknownlocal leader of mushroom identification walks, states, “Wehave so many incredible varieties of mushrooms that grow in MendocinoCounty, and everyone in the community gets involved in showcasingthis great local bounty. And as more people discover the healthbenefits of mushrooms, not to mention the deliciousness, the interestin our festival is growing.”The premier event of the festival is the Frank R. Howard HospitalFoundation’s Wine & Mushroom Train on the historic Skunk train,Saturday, November 6th. Trains will be leaving from both the FortBragg (coastal) and Willits (inland) depots and will take passengers ona glorious train ride through ancient redwoods to scenic CampMendocino, nestled against the Noyo River. Guests then enjoy tastingsfrom various award-winning wineries, culinary treats from localMendocino chefs, a mushroom cook-off (which will be judged by apanel of expert judges, as well as by guests themselves). The event willalso offer a dynamic mushroom presentation from world renownedexpert Eric Schramm, a mushroom hike led by horticulturist LarryDesmond and botanist Marisela De Santa Anna, and a presentationabout Mendocino County wines. A silent auction featuring items andget-aways from Mendocino County’s finest will be available for bid.Live music on the train and at Camp Mendocino. Dessert port andchocolate truffles offered on the train ride home. All in all, a day toremember! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $125. (Proceeds help fund the TheFrank R. Howard Foundation, a non-profit that helps fund highqualityhospital services for Willits and Northern Mendocino County:Fort Bragg & Willits to Camp Mendocino, (707) 459-3047,www.howardfoundation.org.)• Nov 5-7, 12-14: Caps Off! Wine & Mushroom Pairings at Meyer Family Cellars, Yorkville• Nov 6, 13: From Forest to Table – A Wild Mushroom Ecological & Gastronomical Experience,Stanford Inn by the Sea, Mendocino• Nov 6: Jaxon Keys Winemaker Dinner in Historic Farmhouse, Hopland• Nov 6: Branches Restaurant & Claudia Springs Winery Dinner, Ukiah• Nov 6: Glendeven Inn & Wine Bar(n) & Meyer Family Cellars Winemaker Mushroom Dinner, Mendocino• Nov 6: Silver’s at the Wharf & Handley Cellars Mushroom Festival Winemaker Dinner, Fort Bragg• Nov 7: Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms & Vegetarian Breakfast, The Raven’s Restaurant, Mendocino• Nov 10: The Elk Experience: Candlelight Bed & Breakfast Tour with Wine Tasting & Mushroom Hors d’oeuvres, Elk• Nov 11: Toll House Inn with Handley Cellars Open House, Boonville• Nov 11: Raye’s Hill Winery at Tierra – Art, Garden, Wine, Ukiah• Nov 11: The Mousse Café & Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Winemaker Dinner, Mendocino• Nov 12: Mendocino Art Center, Art & Abalone, Mendocino• Nov 12: Little River Inn Annual Mushroom & Belgian Beer, Little River• Nov 13: 101 Wine Country Treasure Hunt• Nov 13: 101 Wine Country Barrel Tasting• Nov 13, 14: Yorkville Cellars Mushrooms & Malbec, Yorkville• Nov 13: St. Anthony’s Wine & Mushroom Festival, Mendocino• Nov 13: Caspar’s Fall Wild Mushroom Dinner & Silent Auction• Nov 13: Mendo Bistro & Claudia Springs Winery Winemaker Dinner, Fort Bragg• Nov 13: Feast of the Five Senses – Destination Hopland Gala Dinner, Hopland• Nov 13: La Petite Rive Winemaker’s Dinner with Shed Horn Cellars, Little River• Nov 13: Baechtel Creek Inn Tasty Treasures, Willits• Nov 14: Wild Mushrooms & Breakfast Adventure at MacCallum House MendocinoThe above is just a sampling of the more than 100 events that willtake place during the 2010 Wine & Mushroom Festival in MendocinoCounty. For specific information about events surrounding theMushroom Festival, visit www.visitmendocino.com/festivals-events/2010-11-05/mendocino-wine-mushroom-festival.For more information on Mendocino County, call 1-866-782-9636(866-GO-MENDO), or visit www.visitmendocino.com.Here’s a taste of what will be offeredat the 2010 Wine & Mushroom Festival:• Nov 5: Wine & Mushroom Reception, Mendocino County Museum, Willits• Nov 5: The Mushroom Trail, Ukiah First Fridays Art Walk• Nov 5: The Raven’s Restaurant Wine & Mushroom Dinner, Mendocino• Nov 5: 10th Annual Wild Mushroom Winemaker Dinner, MacCallum House, Mendocinowww.WineCountryThisWeek.com59


VineyardsChouinardWinery &WestoverCANYONSAN JOSE,TO& SALINASKITTY HAWK RDMAIN ST SANTA RITA ROADVINEYARDRDFF COMMARROYOTOFOOTHILLSSIERRAVASCO ROADGREENVILLE ROADLIVERMORE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWente Family Estates Achieves CertifiedCalifornia Sustainable Winegrowing StatusWine Business Pioneer Affirms Commitment to SustainabilityAs a testimony to what has been a long-held tenet of the country’soldest continuously owned and operated family winery, Wente FamilyEstates recently received certification for its sustainability with respectto vineyard, winery and company practices with the Certified CaliforniaSustainable Winegrowing designation. Created by the CaliforniaSustainable Winegrowing Association in cooperation with the CaliforniaAssociation of Winegrape Growers, and launched officially inJanuary 2010, this certification program represents an evolution andformalization of the eight-year-old Sustainable Winegrowing Program(SWP). CCSW certification now includes a third-party verification of awinery’s adherence to a process of continuous improvement in itsadoption of sustainable winegrowing practices. It is the first statewideprogram available to both wineries and vineyards. To be eligible for theprogram, participants must meet a set of 58 prerequisites that areamong the 227 best management practices from the Code of SustainableWinegrowing Practices Self-Assessment Workbook.The Tri-Valley Conservancy is an organization that the Wentefamily has played a key role in, helping to preserve open space to thetune of 1500 acres. “This certification represents the culmination ofover 127 years of commitment to sustainable practices by my family’swinery,” states CEO Carolyn Wente. “We are proud to be among theeighteen wineries and vineyards who achieved certification early on inthe program, and we will continue to improve our practices in everyway at every touch point of our business.”TOFRANCISCOSANTOSACRAMENTOPalomares VineyardsDublinTRI-VALLEYCONVENTION & VISITORSBUREAU580LittleValleyPleasantonVALLEY AVE84RetzlaffCoyneThomasLongevityWinesBig White HousePORTOLA AVE.L St.LivermoreBlacksmith SquareHOLMES ST.DeerRidgeFIRST STREETEAST AVE.PACIFICS. LIVERMORELainesLavishBrewer)(GoodRetzlaffWinemaker,RodrigueSingingMolyneaux580Ridge StonyPage&MillConcannonHidden VineCrooked& RyhanCellars atMarrRidge CudaRyhan &TESLA ROADKent StevenLaRochelleOccasioNottinghamCreekTamasEstateLas PositasCedar MountainRios-LovellWente VineyardsGARRELUPIN ROADPurpleOrchidInnBodegasAguirreel SolCROSS ROADEagle RidgeVICTORIALesnes ChTesla VintnersPALOMARES ROADSunolBERNAL AVE.KILKARE RD.680EllistonVineyardsRuby HillISABEL AVEAVE.FenestraWineryVineyardsValley CellarsLivermoreCoyneThomasWineryTenutaVineyardsWETMORE RDEckertEstateWineryVineyardsWenteRestaurantMuriettaÕsWellMINESWood Family Vineyards*CEDAR MTN. RDCreek WineryBentCrane WineryWhiteMcGrail VineyardsRed FeatherWineryWineryHouse White BigCenterVisitorsGolf Course Charles R.andMitchell KatzVineyards84LECI TOSNILESROADMAINVALKALTHOONMONTEREY/CARMEL60 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


DUSTINGUILD AVEALPINECHERRYBUCKWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LODI‘THE FIRST SIP’Lodi Wine WeekendCelebrating Lodi’s New VintageLodi Wine Country announces the return of “The First Sip – LodiWine Weekend,” November 13th and 14th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.More than forty Lodi appellation wineries will open their tasting andbarrel rooms to toast the newly harvested 2010 vintage.Guests will embark on a self-guided tour of the appellation andmingle with the winemakers of Lodi’s emerging wine scene. The FirstSip will highlight the bounty of the winegrape harvest season throughan array of hosted activities including barrel tasting, blending seminars,vineyard and cellar tours, carriage rides, live entertainment andculinary pairings.Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. A commemorativetasting glass, event map and admission to all participating wineries areinclusive. Tickets may be purchased online at firstsiplodi.com, at theLodi Wine & Visitor Center, (209) 365-0621, or at any participatingwinery during the event. Designated drivers are complimentary.For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visitfirstsiplodi.com.Centrally located between Sacramento and the greater Bay Area,Lodi Wine Country is the idyllic wine tasting destination. For moreinformation Lodi’s wine region, visit lodiwine.com.DISCOVER LODI!No visit to Lodi is complete without a stop at the Lodi Wine& Visitor center. Here you can taste from a special selection ofmore than 200 Lodi wines, and tour the hands on demonstrationvineyard that will help you learn about wine from theground up. The knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide youthrough your tasting experience, while the gift shop offers essentialitems for the wine enthusiast. Join the Passport to Lodi WineClub and gain access to discounts and shipments of exclusively,hand picked local wine.Experience the renowned wine and food pairing classesfeaturing the talents of regional chefs paired with handcrafted,award-winning Lodi wines. The classes are guaranteed to be aneducational and entertaining evening.Learn valuable sensory skills while savoring the opportunityto “Blend Your Own Zinfandel,” during a customized blendingseminar. Seminars are available by advance appointment.The Lodi Wine & Visitor Center is located only 35 minutessouth of Sacramento and 90 minutes east of San Francisco.Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Visitor Center is a muststop sight in the Northern California wine country.For more information, visit www.lodiwine.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.comTURNER ROAD55PELTIER ROADWOODBRIDGE ROADWoodbridgeE2 FamilyWinerySpenkerWineryDE VRIES ROAD12WESTMichael~DavidVineyardGrady FamilyLobo LocoWeibelThe LucasWineryJessie’sGrove WineryAbundanceVineyardsSARGENTRipkenVineyardsStocktonLangeTwinsSt. GeorgeDAVIS ROADHousley’s Century OakWoodbridge UncorkedAkin EstatesWINE &VISITORSCENTERKETTLEMAN LANEVanRuitenFamily WineryJ10LOWER SACRAMENTO RDBorraWineryTo McConnell EstatesWEST LANE4FRENCH CAMP ROADPeirano EstateVineyardsMcCormack WilliamsonACAMPO ROADWOODBRIDGE RDCosentinoLODILAKEHUTCHINS STTURNER ROADLodiLODI AVEMokelumne River Winery12WESTE. ARMSTRONG RDCHARTER WAYPELTIER ROADLodi WineCellarsSCHOOL STGrandsAmisCHURCHWOODBRIDGE BYROBERT MONDAVI99Cellar DoorDancing FoxKETTLEMAN LANEHARNEY LANEm2 Wines99Macchia12Delicato VineyardsEAST99St. AmantBergholdWinerySiqueiraWine Co.VICTOROak RidgeWineryVinoCon Briod’ArtWinesHarney LaneWineryTRETHEWAYELLIOTT ROADORCHARDWOODBRIDGEvMvVineyardsHeritage OaksLOCKE ROAD8812OmegaHarmony Wynelands4Gnekow Family Winery88ClementsClements RidgeBokisch VnydsChocoholics(wine tasting)CrystalValleyCellarsVino PiazzaLockefordGAWNE ROAD• Brice Station• Olde Lockeford• Stone Garden• La Vida Dulce• Watts FamilyL O D IA R E AW I N E R I E S61


Welcome toMONTEREY BAY AREALa Nebbia TO S.F.DomenicoLa HondaWoodsideKings84 MountainChaine dʼOrTOHALF MOONBAY1MichaelMartellaThomasFogartySKYLINEBLVD.35BONNY DOONPAGE MILL RD.HallcrestOrganic Wine Works280TOS.F.POETIC17 CELLARSSan FranciscoBay101880680Team ZinRidgeCreekview J. LohrNaumann/ShermanPicchetti85 PinderCOOPER-GARRODHeartʼs FireMount Eden VineyardsMountain WineryCinnabar17Savannah-Big Basin9 Chanelle FLEMINGAhlgren David Black JENKINSBruce RidgeMuccigrossoTestarossaBig BasinP&M Staiger Byington ZayanteHeart oʼ the MountainRoudon-SmithBruzzoneClos TitaMT. HERMONJOSESOQUEL SANSOQUEL DR.SoquelMontereyBay1McKEANTOLIVERMOREVALLEY85RD.SANElkhorn SloughJUANG8RD.G11MONTEREYWindy FernwoodBeauregardOscalisNicholson Oaks CellarsBargetto Pleasant ValleyAptos CreekNatal Monte VerdeStorrsAlfaro FamilySycamore CreekVinocruzEquinoxVineyardsJason-StephensBeauregard CavaMartin RanchArmida Wine BarHecker PassBonny DoonCopious WineryHillcrest TerraceMJA VineyardsOdonataPelican RanchSanta Cruz Mountain& Quinta CruzSilver MountainSones CellarsStorrs WineryTrout GulchVino Tabi84RegaleVINE HILLBURRELL SCHOOLLOMA PRIETAHUNTER HILLSilver MountainMAINE LAKE AVEUVAS RD.FortinoHECKER PASS RDRDClos LaChanceKirigin129GuglielmoCastilloʼs Hillside ShireMorgan Hills CellarsSolis152 SARAH’SVINEYARDI n c l u d i n g MONTEREY • CARMEL • CARMEL VALLEY • HOLLISTERSANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS • SALINAS • SANTA CLARA • LOS GATOSWATSONVILLERiver Run101SANTA TERESA156Creekview VineyardsSatori CellarsThomas KruseCasa de FrutaRapazzini25BOLSA RD.SAN FELIPE RD.SHORE RD.156FAIRVIEW RDTravelling from MontereyTRAVEL TIMETO MILES (Average) (Peak)Sonoma County 170 3 hrs 3-1/2 hrsSanta Cruz 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan Francisco 113 2 hrs 2-1/2 hrsPaso Robles 116 2 hrs 2-1/4 hrsSanta Barbara 238 4 hrs 4-1/2 hrsTravelling from Santa CruzTOSACRAMENTOTO5MILESTRAVEL TIME(Average) (Peak)Monterey 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan Francisco 73 1-1/4 hrs 1-3/4 hrsPaso Robles 136 2-1/4 hrs 2-3/4 hrsSAN JUAN CANYON156UNION RDLeal EstateP a c i f i c O c e a nP a c i f i c O c e a nCIENEGA RDScheidA Taste of MontereyWine from the HeartCima CollinaGalante VineyardsMORGAN WINERY1BargettoPierce RanchBaywood Figge CellarsCellarsChateau SinnetVentanaBoëtè(Valley Hills)Los Laureles GradeTO SAN LUIS OBISPOANDSANTA BARBARACOUNTYHearst CastleCAC H AGUA RD.TASSARAJA RD68101NationalSteinbeckCenterA Tasteof MontereyMarilynRemarkWinesRIVER RD.Rancho CellarsChateauJulien G16 Heller EstatePessagnoJouillian Vineyards Talbott VineyardBoekenoogen Joyce Vineyards/Chateau ChristinaGeoris Otter CoveBernardusBoekenoogenChateau SinnetParsonageCARMELVALLEYRD.101HAHN ESTATE/SMITH & HOOKSycamore CellarsDe TierraARROYO SECOFOOTHILL RD.FOOTHILL RD.Paraiso VineyardsManzoniRay FranscioniWrathRD.Hobson146VentanaChaloneScheidDeRosePietra SantaCalera Wine Co.Enz FlintSummerayne LIMEKILNPinnaclesNationalMonument255TO SAN LUIS OBISPO ANDSANTA BARBARA COUNTY6246www.WineCountryThisWeek.com25


Morgan Winery has joined forceswith the Rhone Rangers and the GlobalAlliance for Vaccines and Inoculations(GAVI) in the joint initiative, Pneumonia’s“Last Syrah,” which will raisemoney for worldwide pneumoniavaccines.Throughout the month ofNovember, a $10 donation will bemade for every case sold of MorganSyrah. Funds will be used to producevaccines for this illness that takes thelife of more children than AIDS, measles and malaria combined.Why $10? Because that’s the cost of a single life-saving pneumoniavaccination.Morgan Winery proprietor and winegrower Dan Lee is veryenthusiastic about this effort. “By partnering with these two groupson this project, we have an opportunity to raise awareness andfunds for an illness that is often overlooked.”To help promote the promotion, GAVI is hosted Pneumonia’s“Last Syrah,” a wine reception and photography exhibit last monthin New York City. Rhone Rangers member wineries were present tocelebrate the campaign kick off by pouring a selection of theirSyrahs.Founded in 2000, as part of the United Nations MillenniumDevelopment Goals, the GAVI Alliance, in conjunction with JohnsHopkins Hospital and the International Vaccine Access Clinic(IVAC) leads international efforts to reduce childhood deaths frompneumonia. Their mission is to save children’s lives and protectpeople’s health by increasing access to vaccines in underdevelopedcountries. In 10 years, GAVI has vaccinated 257 million childrenand averted over five million deaths.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTMorgan Winery Supports Pneumonia’s ‘Last Syrah’Morgan Winery was established in1982 by Dan and Donna Lee. AtMorgan, the focus is on cool climatevarietals from the prestigious SantaLucia Highlands appellation inMonterey County. Morgan Winery’sflagship Pinot Noir and Chardonnayare organically grown on their own“Double L Vineyard” estate in theSanta Lucia Highlands’ northerndistrict.Morgan Winery Tasting Room is at204 Crossroads Boulevard in Carmel. For more information, (831)626-3700 or visit www.morganwinery.com.Visit Our Tasting RoomOpen Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 6pm45 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030(408) 358-4949 • flemingjenkins.comSpecial events for groups up to 40Visit Our Tasting Roomwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com63


MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKBig Sur Food and Wine Festival, November 4-7In early 2009, a small group of friends came together with a visionto promote Big Sur as a culinary destination and raise funds for thecommunity’s three essential services: Health, Education and Safety. Inits first year, the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival helped raise nearly$20,000 for the Big Sur community.Come this year at the Highlands Inn, a Hyatt Hotel for a stunningnew opening evening: Gateway To Big Sur on Thursday, November4th. The weekend follows with many more meals and events such asthe popular Hiking With Stemware at various unique Big Sur properties.Also, California’s propensity for producing sublime Pinot Noirs,has inspired the Pinot Walk-About at the Restaurant at Ventana onFriday afternoon, featuring more than 20 favorite Pinot-producingwineries.Dinner With Friends on Saturday night at the Restaurant atVentana will feature top wines along with the culinary talents of ChefTruman Jones of Ventana, Arturo Moscoso of Peppoli at Pebble Beach,Ted Walters of Passionfish, Cy Yontz of the Rio Grill and from theCentral Coast Wine Classic, Frank Ostini of the famed Hitching PostThere are two extremely exciting additions to this year’s festival:The Gateway to Big Sur – an opening night extravaganza to be heldat the Highlands Inn in Carmel on Thursday, November 4, from 6 to9 p.m. “We’ll have over 20 of our favorite wineries and 10 chefsshowing off their skills, says festival president Toby Rowland-Jones.“There is no better way to throw open the doors to the weekend thanwith our friends and neighbors at the Highlands,” He says. “This isone of the loveliest hotels in all of California, and has a great historyof food and wine celebrations, most notably the Masters of Food andWine.”The other important and profound moment will occur whenOPUS VINO, the largest and most comprehensive wine referenceguide to date, will be released on the West Coast, Saturday, November6th, at the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival. On hand to sign copies,will be the Editor-in-Chief, Jim Gordon. Coming in at 800 pages, andwith information on every single imaginable wine-growing region,including 4,500 different varietals, OPUS VINO (November 2010;800 pp.; $75 HC) will be the go-to book for anyone even remotelyinterested in wine. Opus Vino is unusual in that it combines elementsof an encyclopedia and atlas with thousands of individual wine recommendations.Tickets for the 2010 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival went on saleSeptember 10th and almost immediately sold out one of the uniqueHiking With Stemware events. There is another on one of the loveliestproperties in Big Sur, coincidently also where the 2008 Basin ComplexFire started, so it has special poignancy. Hardly anyone except the firefightershas ever been up there!Some of the finest winemakers in California will be present for theweekend, including Tim Mondavi, who will present his latest wine,Continuum along with an array of wines made for his father Robert aswell as during the Mondavi’s collaboration with famed Super Tuscanhouse Ornellaia. On hand will be: Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon,Paul Draper of Ridge, Jim Clendenen of ABC, Rob Talbott and DanKarlsen of Talbott Vineyards, Gary Pisoni, David Ramey, John Alban,Morgan Clendenen, Emmanuel Kimiji of Miura, are just a few of theover 60 wineries appearing in some form or another for the four dayevent.The Grand Public tasting, featuring 32 wineries and five or sixchefs from the area, will be held at the stunning, redwood grove of theHenry Miller Library. “This particular event is going to be unique, wefeel,” Rowland-Jones says. “We are adding in local authors who havewritten books about food and wine or about their experiences livingon the coast.For more information on the 2010 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival,visit www.bigsurfoodandwine.org or call Toby Rowland-Jones directlyat (831) 667-0241.64 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTTO TO MONTEREYBoekeoogenPessagnoPessagnoBoekeoogen WrathHAHNWrathESTATESHAHNESTATES SMITH& HOOKVINEYARDS SMITH& HOOKVINEYARDS(PAVED ROAD)FOOTHILL(PAVED ROAD)RIVER ROADFOOTHILLRIVER ROADRIVER ROADG1668Marilyn RemarkMarilyn RemarkGONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIERIVER ROADMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYPARAISOSPRINGS RDARROYO SECOG17MAIN STREETTaste of of MontereyFORT ROMIE ROADDe De TierraTO SAN JOSETO SAN JOSE101GonzalesGonzalesLOS COCHESALTA STManzoniBlackstoneRay Manzoni FranscioniBlackstoneRay FranscioniSycamoreCellarsG16GONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIEMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYSycamoreCellarsFORT ROMIE ROADVentanaPARAISOSPRINGS RDARROYO SECOG17VentanaALTA STARROYO SECO RDLOS COCHESMAIN STREETARROYO SECO RDWALNUTSalinasSoledadSoledad146EAST ST101GreenfieldScheidVineyardsWALNUTHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISScheid OBISPOVineyardsFRONT STFRONT STMETZ ROAD101GreenfieldHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISOBISPOEAST STMETZ ROAD146King CityKing Citywww.WineCountryThisWeek.comSALINASHalf Moon Bay Food & Wine FareGet away to Half Moon Bay, known for beautiful views, great food and fabulouswine. Live the good life by attending the first annual Half Moon Bay Food & WineFare, Saturday, November 13 at Oceano Hotel & Spa, Harbor Village Shops. Admissionis free! Wineries will be offering wine by the taste and bottle. The event willfeature wines from over 20 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries. Come hungry because adozen local Half Moon Bay restaurants will be cooking up some delicious food forsale.Participating Wineries include: Bargetto Winery, Bruzzone Family Vineyards, ClosLaChance Winery, Dancing Creek Winery, Domenico Wines, La Nebbia, MuccigrossoVineyards, Naumann Vineyards, Pelican Ranch Winery, Pleasant Valley Vineyards,Poetic Cellars, Roudon Smith Winery, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard, Vine HillWinery, Vino Tabi Winery and Woodside Vineyards.The Santa Cruz Mountains has been recognized as a premium wine producingregion since the late 1800s when local winegrowers first began to win acclaim for theirwines in national and international competitions. Few of these original wineriessurvived prohibition, but many new wineries have developed since the 1940s.In 1981 the Santa Cruz Mountains Viticultural Appellation, one of the first Americanviticultural areas to be defined by geophysical and climatic factors, became federallyrecognized. The appellation encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountain range, fromHalf Moon Bay in the north, to Mount Madonna in the south. Theeast and west boundaries are defined by elevation, extending downto 800 feet in the east and 400 feet in the west.There are now more than seventy small, family-owned wineriesin the region. The small size of these operations allows the winemakersthe opportunity to handcraft their wines and to maximizethe potential of the grapes. The same spirit of innovation, independenceand determination that distinguished the great winemakersof the 19th century lives on today.For more information, visit www.scmwa.com or call (831) 685-8463.ChaloneVineyardChaloneVineyard65


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNAPA VALLEYA Dozen Vintners – Tasting Room, 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 Open daily 10-5Acme Fine Wines– 1080 Fulton Ln, St. Helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5Adastra – 2545 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-4818Open by appointment onlyAetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675Open by appointment onlyAhnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071Open by appointment onlyAlpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley Rd, Napa; 707 253-2000Open by appointment onlyAmizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460Open by appointment onlyAmuse Bouche Winery – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814Open by appointment onlyAncien – Napa; 707 255-3908Open by appointment onlyAnderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600Open by appointment onlyANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 1-877-386-5070Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational ProgramsOpen daily 10-5Antica Napa Valley –3700 Soda Canyon, Napa; 707 257-8700Open by appointment onlyARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingOpen daily 10-5Ariel Vineyards – 1312 Town Center, Napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West Lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020Open by appointment onlyArns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429Open by appointment onlyARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-4:30August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Open daily, 10:30-4:30Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 Sun-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10 to 9BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261Gift Items, Children & Pets OKOpen daily 10-4Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Open daily 10-5Barclay & Browning Wines – St. Helena; 707 963-3185Open by appointment onlyBarlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742Open by appointment onlyBarnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075Open by appointment onlyBeaulieu Vineyards – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Open daily 10-5BEAU VIGNE – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 947-7058 Mon-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774Open by appointment onlyBell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673Open by appointment onlyBENESSERE WINERY – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5BENNETT LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Open daily 10-5:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsBERINGER VINEYARDSCOME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-6:00Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-94632 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this adSave up to $252000 Main Street, St. Helena | www.Beringer.comACACIA VINEYARD – 2750 Las Amigas Road, NapaExplore Wine Country less traveled and experience the beauty of Acacia.Situated on a country lane with spectacular views of San Pablo Bay,Acacia is dedicated to producing award-winning, vineyard designate Pinot Noirand Chardonnay from some of the oldest vines in Carneros.Open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free)Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569Fri-Sat 11-4 or by apptBlack Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866Open by appointment onlyBlack Corden Vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860Open by appointment onlyBLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5Boeschen – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674Open by appointment onlyBouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Open daily 10:30-4Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-MidnightBourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366Open by appointment onlyBoyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353Open by appointment onlyBravante Vineyards – 300 Stone Ridge Rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 Open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4Bremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5411Daily 10-5 by appointmentBrown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2435Limited, by appointment only, closed SundaysBudge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley Rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280 By appointment dailyBuehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155Open by appointment onlyBuoncristiani Wine – P. O. Box 6946, Napa; 707 259-1681Open by appointment onlyBurgess Cellars –1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463Open by appointment onlyCade Winery – 360 Howell Mountain Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746Open by appointment onlyCafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. Helena; 707 963-7181Open by appointment onlyCain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616Open by appointment onlyCakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222Open by appointment onlyCalafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114Open by appointment onlyCaldwell – 270 Kreuzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Thu-Mon 10-5CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6Cardinale – Tasting Room, 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-2643 Open daily 10:30-5CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783 Open daily 10-5Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointmentsCASTELLO 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 Open daily 12-6, Sat till 11Ceja Family Vineyards – 1016 Las Amigas Rd, Napa 707 255-3954Open by appointment onlyChappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136Open by appointment onlyCharbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 Open daily 10-4CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229 Open daily 10:30-5Charter Oak Winery – 831 Charter Oak Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2298Open by appointment onlyChase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284Open by appointment onlyChateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472Open by appointment onlyChateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Open daily 9:30-4Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Open daily 10-5Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. Helena; 707 968-0625 Mon-Fri 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sat-Sun by apptCliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Open daily 10-4CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsClos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Open daily 10:30-4:30Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 1-800-793-7960 Open Sat 11-5, Sun-Fri 11-4Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707Open by appointment onlyCorison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826Open daily 10-5 by appointmentCORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsCORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 948-6512 Daily 10-6Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 Open daily 10-5:30Crane Family Winery – 1051 Borrette Lane, Napa; 707 259-0175Open by appointment onlyCrocker & Starr – St. Helena; 707-967-9111Open by appointment onlyCult Wine Central – Tasting Room, 40 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4:30Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Open daily 10-5Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Open daily 10-5Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 Open daily 10:30- 567


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDavid Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190Open by appointment onlyDel Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella Oaks Lane, Napa; 707 963-2805Open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134Open by appointment onlyDel Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134Open by appointment onlyDelectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252Open daily by appointmentDiamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189Open by appointment onlyDOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moreOpen daily 10-6Domaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Open daily 10-5DOMINARINapa’s newest Classic!We invite you to come see our beautiful new space,and taste our stellar lineup of current releases, which featuressome of the Napa Valley’s most classic and sought after varietals.Open by appointment 7 days a week, 10 am to 4.30 pm620 Trancas Street, Napa | 707-226-1600 | Dominari.comDuckhorn Vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Open by appointment, 10-4Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Open daily 10-4:30Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463Open appointment by onlyEeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena; 707 337-5526Open daily 12-4 by appointment onlyEHLERS ESTATEJoin us in our historic stone building salon and beautiful olive grove.Tuesday thru Saturday, 11-4:30 – $25 for a current flight tastingEnjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points)All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.For reservations, call 707-963-59723222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena | For reservations, call 707.963.5972DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARDEST. 1860 - LESS THAN 400 CASES/YEAR PRODUCEDOld Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery.Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.Open Fridays and Mondays 11-4 and other days by appointment.825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidFultonWinery.comEl Molino Winery – St. Helena; 707 963-6021Weekdays, by appointment onlyElizabeth Rose – Poured at Cult Wine Central, 40 St. Helena Hwy,Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Open daily 10-6Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504Open by appointment onlyElyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Open by appointment only 10-5Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30ETUDESTOP IN AND SEE THE NEW TASTING ROOMWe invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.2 for 1 Tasting with this ad (Save up to $25)1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.comFailla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530Open by appointment onlyFalcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Open daily 10-5Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Open by appointment only 10-3Farella – 2222 N. 3rd Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489Open by appointment onlyFleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Open daily 10-4Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Open daily 10-5Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723Open by appointment onlyFOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKFOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-Tue 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsFontanella Family – 1721 Partrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Open daily by appointment 10-4Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big Rock Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3900Open by appointment onlyFranciscan Vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 Open daily 10-5FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859Gift Items, Picnic AreaOpen daily 10-5Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 x107Open by appointmentFREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery ToursOpen Daily 10-5Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704Open by appointment onlyG Cook – 264 N. Fork Crystal Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7760Open by appointment onlyGargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770Open by appointment onlyGemella Wines – Napa; 707 261-9855Open by appointment onlyGirard Winery – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297; Open daily 11-7 Winery by appointment onlyGodspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766Open daily by appointmentGolden State Vintners – 401 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena; 707 963-2335 Daily 10-5Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Open daily 10-4:30Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-4437 Open by appointment only 10-5GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-2784Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food PairingsOpen daily 9:30-4:30Groth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290Open by appointment onlyGuffy – 1390 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 258-2532Open by appointment onlyGuilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059Open by appointment onlyHaber Family Vnyds– 345 Pine Breeze Dr, Angwin; 914 804-9660Open by appointment onlyHAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursOpen daily 10-5Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700Open by appointment onlyHall St. Helena – 401 St. Helena Hwy So, St. Helena; 707 967-2620 Open daily 10-5:15Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760Open by appointmentHdV Wines – 588 Trancas St, Napa; 707 251-9121Open by appointment onlyHartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Open Wed-Sun 11-4Heitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Open daily 11-4:30Helena View Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956Open by appointment onlyHendry – 3104 Redwood Dr, Napa; 707 226-8320Open by appointment onlyHess Collection – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144 Open daily 10-5:30Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-6Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Open daily by appointment 10-4Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10-6Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Open daily by appointment only 11-4Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena; 707 963-2911Open by appointment onlyIlona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment onlyJ. Doran – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 925 418-5630 Open by appointmentJ. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Limited tours and tastings by appointment onlyJames Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905Open by appointment onlyJames Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646Open by appointment onlyJarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello Rd, Napa; 1-800-255-5280Open by appointment onlyJericho Canyon Vnyd –3322 Old Lawley Toll Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-9665 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pmOpen daily 10-6John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 First Street, Napa; 707 265-7711Open daily 10-2amJOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointmentBy appointmentLast tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children WelcomedOpen daily by appointment only 10-4Juicebox – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 707 254-1212 Open daily by appointment only 9-5Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment onlyKapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804Open by appointment only68 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSKeenan – 3660 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6849www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyFamily owned producer ofEstate Carneros Pinot Noir for 30 years.Visit our beautiful winery on the Silverado Trail in St Helenato taste Estate Pinot Noir, single-vineyard Petite Sirah anda variety of other classic and esoteric varietals.Open daily by appointment only, 11am to 4pm1001 Silverado Trail South, St. Helena • (707) 963-5667Kenefick Ranch – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004Thu-Mon 11- 5 & by apptKenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 259-5408 Daily by appointment 10-4:30Kitchak Cellars – Napa; 707 225-2276Open by appointmentKooLooLoo Vineyard – 1004 Clinton Street, Napa; 707 815-6510 Tue-Sun 12-6Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198Open by appointmentKuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 302-2209Open 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 10-5Lamborn Family Vnyds – Summit Lake Dr, Howell Mtn; 925 254-0511Open by appointment onlyLarkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Open by appointment only 10-4Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Open daily 10-5Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-6289Exclusive tastings by appoinment onlyLion's Run Wines – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 287-0273Open by appointmentLokoya – 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-1968Open by appointment onlyLong Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 Open daily 11-6Loos Family Wines – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 408 799-5938Open by appointmentLOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-6LUNA VINEYARDSThe first winery on the left heading north on the Silverado Trail. Enjoy thesalon-like atmosphere of this beautiful tasting room where you can sampleLuna Vineyards’ highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio andother varietals at the magnificent tasting bar. Private tours, along with tastingsin their gorgeous private reserve room, by appointment only.Open daily 10-5, 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Open daily 10-5Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Open daily 10-4MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 11-6Fri-Sat 11-9Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Sun 10-5Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 10-5Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490 Open by appointmentMason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 First St, Napa 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030Open by appointment onlyMcKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186Open by appointment onlyMERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Open daily 10-6:30Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKCall ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food PairingsMidsummer Cellars– 771 Sage Canyon Rd, Rutherford; 707 225-4367Open by appointment onlyMilat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Open daily 10-5:30Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 Open daily 11-5MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394Open by appointment onlyModus Operandi Cellars – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 530 219-6199Open by appointment onlyMONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-4:30Morey Cellars – Napa Call for information; 707 226-2348Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295Open by appointmentMount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993Open by appointment onlyMUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPAGift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursOpen daily 10-5, last seating 4:45MurphyVineyards – 395 Crane Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2516Open by appointment onlyNAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OKOpen daily 10-6Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011Open by appointmentNapa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710 Open daily 10-4Neal Family Vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800Open by appointmentNewton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000Open by appointmentNeyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8840Open by appointmentNichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentNickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 by apptNord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094Open by appointment onlyO’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898Open by appointment onlyOakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707-944-9665Open by appointmentOlabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open Mon-Sun 11-6OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Daily 10-5Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718Open by appointment onlyPage Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339Daily 10-6 (Closed Tuesdays)Page Wine Cellars – 520 California Blvd, #20, Napa; 707 944-2339Open by appointment onlyPalmaz Vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587Open daily by appointmentPaloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504Open by appointmentPaoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 Open by appointment Fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 SunParadigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683Open by appointmentParaduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890Open by appointmentPatz & Hall – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 Open Wed-Sun 10-4Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770Open by appointmentPedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 933-8352Open by appointment onlyPedras Wines – 5040 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 287-4925Open by appointment onlyPeju – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Open daily 10-6Peter Franus Wine Company – Napa; 707 945-0542Open by appointment onlyPheonix – 3175 Dry Creek Road, Napa; 877 374-6364By advance appointment onlyPhifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4787 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 11-1Pina Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328 Open daily by appointment 10-4Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 Open daily 10:30-4:30PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Open daily 10-4Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by apptPorter Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 265-7980Open by appointment onlyPRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-PORT (7678)Children & Pets OKOpen daily 10:30-4:30Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949Open by appointmentProvenance – 1695 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-3633 Open daily 10:30-5:30Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601Open by appointmentQuixote – 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2659Open by appointmentRAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-3141Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursOpen daily 10-4RAZI WINERYNew tasting room in Napa Valley‘…taste our passion for wine in each style that we make.’Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirsSchedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm3108 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley • (707) 224-429969


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRegusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Open daily 10-5Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800Open by appointmentOpen 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; 707 963-4661Road 31 Wine Co – Napa; 707 649-1200Robert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555Open by appointmentOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 Imperial Way, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177Open by appointmentROBERT MONDAVI – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Open daily 10-4:30Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004Open by appointmentROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Open daily 10-5Wine & cheese pairing by appointment, daily 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25Fri, Sat & Sun by appointmentRound Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-877-963-9364By appointmentRubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Open daily 10-5Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025Rustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353Open Tues-Sat by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentRutherford Grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Open daily 10-4:30Rutherford Hill – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Open daily 10-5Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 968-3200 Open daily 10-4:30Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Open daily by appointment 10-4Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889Open Mon-Sat by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentSawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 Open daily 10-4School House Vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240Open by appointmentSchramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Open daily by appointment 10-4Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882Sciandri Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 277-4999 x3Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentSEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. Helena Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 944-2945 Open daily 10:30-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsShafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2877Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentFri-Sun 10-5, Mon-Thu by appointmentOpen by appointment onlySilver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Open Mon-Sun 9-5Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Open daily 10-5Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569Fri & Sat 11-4, Thu-Tue by apptSilverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-1770 Open daily 10-5Sixteen by Twenty Wines – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860Sky Vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue Oak Lane, Napa; 707 812-4848Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8200Spelletich Cellars – 425 Gateway Rd W, Napa; 707 363-5757Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0134Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-4188Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentDaily 10am-10pmOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentST. CLEMENT“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”Two Years in a Row2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard TastingSave up to $252867 St. Helena North, St. Helena | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm707-265-5000 | www.stclement.comSt. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 Open daily 10-5:30St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463Open by appointmentSt. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Open daily 10-5Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Open daily 10-4:30Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa; 1-800-395-2441By advance appointment onlyStagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198Open by appointmentStaglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477Open by appointmentSteltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272Open daily 10:30-4:30 by apptSTERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKMon-Fri 10:30-5Sat-Sun 10-5Stoneheath Winery – Napa; 707 257-0701Open by appointmentStonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8Stony Hill Vineyard – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636Open Mon-Fri 9-5 by appt onlyStorybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310Open by appointmentSullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646Open daily 11-5 by appointmentSUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 10:30-4:30Summit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488Open by appointmentSUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500Open by appointmentTamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. Helena; 707 968-5345 Open daily 106TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 First Street, Napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-3593Open by appointmentTayson Pierce – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636By appointment onlyTeachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432Open by appointmentTedeschi Family Winery – 2779 Grant St. Calistoga; 707 337-5526Tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment onlyTerra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340Open by appointmentThe Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707Open by appointmentTofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, Calistoga; 707 942-6504Open by appointment onlyTom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267Open by appointmentToolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open daily 11-7Tournesol Wine – Napa; 707 694-6073Open by appointment onlyTrahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open daily 11-6Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Open daily 10-4:30Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027Open by appointmentTrespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804Open by appointmentTRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Open daily 10-5Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-1956 Open daily 11-7Truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153Open by appointmentTudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947Open by appointmentTulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064Open by appointmentTURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-4:30Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 Open Mon-Sat 9-4Ubuntu Annex – Tasting Room, 1130 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, Thu-Fri 12-7, Sat 11-7, Sun 11-6Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8V Madrone – 3199 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573Open by appointmentV Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 Open daily 10-7V. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave ToursOpen daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)70 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSVALLEY GATE VINEYARDS– 1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-8673 ext. 127 Open daily 10-5Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130Open daily 10-6 by appointmentVerismo Wines – 100 Rapp Ln, Napa; 707 944 WINE (9463)Open by appointment onlyViader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, 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 apptVinRoc – Napa; 707 265-0943Open by appointmentVincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995Open daily 10-4:30 by appointmentVine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364Open daily 10-5 by appointmentVineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292Open by appointmentVineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963.9425Mon-Fri 10-2 by 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 onlyVon Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 Open by appointment 10:30-4:30W. H. Smith– 1307 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B, Calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 11-6Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 Open daily 11-5Whetstone Wine Cellars – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 254-0600 Open by appointmentWhite Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 Open by appointment 10-5WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 800-963-9454 x 19Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting ToursOpen daily 10-5:45White Rock Vineyard – NapaOpen by appointment onlyWhitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707 942-0840Open by appointment onlyWilliam Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint Helena Hwy North, St. Helena; 707 963-6100Open by appointment onlyWilliam Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310Open daily11-5WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational ProgramsOpen daily 10-5WINE GARAGE – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30Wineries of Napa Valley – Tasting Room, 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 10-7:30, Sun 10-6Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798Open by appointment onlyWitt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046Open by appointmentX Winery – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522Open by appointment onlyYates Family Vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800Open daily by appointment onlyZ-52 – Poured at Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsOpen daily 10-4:30SONOMA COUNTYA. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Open by appointment onlyAcorn Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440Daily 11-5 by appointmentAdobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-7967Open by appointment onlyOpen daily 11-7Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 431-1174Open by appointment,ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 707 433-9154Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Open daily 10-5Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Open daily 11-4:30Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 Open daily 11-4:30Alegria Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440Daily 11-5 by appointmentANABA WINES – 60 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Open daily 10:30-5:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmArchipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 Open daily 11-5ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsOpen daily 11-5Arnot-Roberts – Healdsburg; 707 820-1383Open by appointment onlywww.WineCountryThisWeek.comArrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Open daily 10-4:30Atascadero Creek – 4114 Ross Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040By appointment onlyBalletto – 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 – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalBartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091Open by appointment onlyBella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30Benovia Winery – 339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4441By appointment 9am - 5pm dailyBenziger Family Winery – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Open daily 10-5Bevin Cellars – 3900 Matanzas Creek Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 332-2918Open by appointment onlyBoisset Taste of Terroir – 320 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5, Thu-Sat 10:30-9Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Open daily 10-4:30Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter)Bradford Mountain – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalBucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Rd; Glen Ellen 707 933-1726By appointmentBuena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 Open daily 10-5C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Open daily 11-5Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Open daily 11-6Captûre – Healdsburg; 707 395-0457Open by appointment onlyCarol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Open by appt, 11-4Cass Winery – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6Cellar No. 8 – Poured at Asti Winery, 26150 Asti Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 800-838-4306 Open daily 10-4CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Open daily 11-6Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only Fri 10 & 2Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-9011Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by apptCHATEAU 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; 707 431-0662By appointment onlyCHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Open daily 11-5Picnic AreaChronicle Wines – P. O. Box 1854, Sonoma; 707-255-5862 ext 120Open by appointment onlyClarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012Open by appointment onlyClary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210Open by appointment onlyCLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 Open daily 10-6Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food PairingsClos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Open daily 10-4:30Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841Open by appointment onlyCollier Falls – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalCopain Wines – 7800 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-8822Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt.Corda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310Open by appointment onl71


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKD & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow Ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826Open daily by appointmentD’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 Daily 11-5 Summer, 11-4 winter; tours availableDark Horse – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmDashe Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Da Vero – 788 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; 707 433-3858Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentDe La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711Open daily 11-4:30, Mon-Fri by apptDe Loach Vineyards – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 Open daily 10:30-5DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-2000Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKOpen daily 10:30-5Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 Open daily 10:30-4:30Dehlinger – 4101 Vine Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378Jan-Aug by appointment, Fridays onlyDel Carlo Winery – 4939 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1036Open by appointment onlyDeux Amis – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7945Open by appointment onlyDowntown Wines – 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Daily 11-6DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Open daily 11-5:30, Tue seasonalDry Creek Vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Open daily 10:30-4:30Duchamp Estate – 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6665Open by appointment onlyDutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852By appointment onlyDUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursOpen daily 11-5Dutton Estate – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 Grevenstein Highway North, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 Open daily 10-4:30Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 857-1529 Open daily 10:30-5:30Emeritus Vineyards – 2500 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 707 823-4464Winery tour only by appointmentEmtu Estate Wines – 6111 Van Keppel Rd, Forestville; 707887-1239Open by appointmentEnkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6Ensuenos – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmEric K. James – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560Friday-Sunday 12-5:30 or by appointmentERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11-5Open daily 11-6Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 Open daily 10-5F. Teldeschi – 3555 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma Hwy. 12; 707 833-4444 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-Feb Closed Tu-WeFAVERO VNYDS – 3939 Lovall Valley Rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Open by appointment onlyWed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalFERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6700Gift items. Call ahead for winery tours and wine pairings. Groups by appointment.Open daily 10-5FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD113 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2222 Tue-Sun 11-6Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Open daily 10-5Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview Rd, Cazadero; 707 847-3661Open by appointmentFolk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Open daily 10-4:30Forth Vnyds – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Forth Vnyds – 2335 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0553Open by appointmentFoyt Family Wines – poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 10-572Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Open daily 11-5Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery Rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756Open by appointment onlyFreestone Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Thur-Mon 11-5Friendly Dog Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers Fri)FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsOpen daily 10:30-4:30Gallo Family Vineyards – Tasting Room: 320 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2458 Open daily 10-6Garden Creek Ranch– 2335 Geysers Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-8345Open by appointment onlyGary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707 473-2909 Open daily 10:30-4:30Geyser Peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, 22281 Chianti Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-2500 Open daily 10-5GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5Gofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale Road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801Open by appointment onlyGöpfrich – 7564 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1645Open by appointmentGourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-Thu 11-7Graton Ridge – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Fri-Mon 10-4:30GRIEVE FAMILY – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalGrove Street – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville; 707 433-2371Sat 10-4 or by apptGundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma Open daily 11-4:30Hanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-43105353 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371Open daily 10-4Open daily 10-4Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860Open by appointment onlyHartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-1756 Open daily 10-4:30Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 573-8711 Open daily 10:30-5HAUCK CELLARS – 223 Center St, Healdsbug; 707 473-9065 Open Thu-Mon 11:30-5, Fri & Sat til 7Hawkes Wine – 6734 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295Thu-Mon 10-5, Tue-Wed by appointmentHawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 Open daily 12-7Hawley Wines – 36 North Street, Healdsburg; 707 473-9500 Open daily 11-6Haywood Winery – 18000 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020Open by appointment onlyHeintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852By appointment onlyHighway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Open daily 10:30-5:30Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by apptHomewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Open daily 10-4Hook and Ladder – 2134 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 546-5712 Open daily 10-4:30HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6491Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsOpen daily 10-5HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 938-7622 Thu-Sun 11-6IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalImagery Estate – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30Inman Family – 3900 Piner Road, Santa Rosa; 707 395-0689Fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt.Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360E Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open daily 11-4:30Iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 10-3:30J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekendsJ Rickards Winery – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Tue-Sat 11-4J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 10-5:30Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Open daily 11-5John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0123Open by appointment onlyJordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250Open by appointment onlyJoseph Swan Winery – 2916 Laguna Rd, Forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30Kachina – 4551 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 332-7917Open by appointment onlywww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSKamen Estate – 21692 8th Street E, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen by appointment onlyKastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Fri-Mon 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards ToursKeating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 Open daily 10-5Keller Estate – 5875 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 Thu-Sun 11- 4:30KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsKENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Open daily 10-5Children & Pets OKKenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Open daily 10-4:30Kokomo – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0200 Open daily 11-4:30Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Open daily 10-5Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755Open by appointment onlyKunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 Open daily 10:30-4La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, Healdsburg; 707 431-9400 Open daily 10:30-5:30Lago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-2999 Open daily 10-4:40Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209Open by appointment onlyLandmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10:30-4:30LARSON FAMILY – 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma; 707-938-3031 Open daily 10-5Poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 11-6Laurel Glen – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pm, Tue by apptLEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsLeonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 352 262-0963Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by apptLimerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Open daily 10-5Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Thu-Mon 11-4:30Littorai Wines – 788 Gold Ridge Rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586Locals Tasting Room – Corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707-857-4900Longboard Vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473Open by appointment onlyOpen daily 11-6, Tue by apptWed-Sat, Mon 11-6, Sun 11-5 (closed Tue)LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Open daily 11-5Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery ToursLynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 Open daily 10-5MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyMacrae Family – at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480Sat 11-4:30 or by appointmentMADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052Fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-Thur by appt– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalMarimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Open daily 11-4MARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMartinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 Open daily 10-5Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1909Open by appointment onlyMatanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 Open daily 10-4:30MATRIX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804 Open daily 10-5MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive @ Highway 12, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Open daily 10:30-6:30MAYO FAMILY – at The Cellar Door, 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKMedlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707431-8845 Open daily 10-5Meeker Vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Open daily 10:30-6Mercury Geyserville – 20120 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-9870 Thu-Mon 11-7Merriam Vnyds – 11650 Los Amigos Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4032 Open daily 10-5Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050Michael Bernard – 779 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2900Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427Open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommendedOpen daily11-5Open by appointment onlyMietz Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Open daily 10-5Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry Creek R Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-9499MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 Lytton Springs Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-4320Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyMOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5499 Open daily 11-4:30Mounts Family – 3901 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 292-8148Open by appointment onlyMueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Fri-Sun 11-5Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Open daily 10:30-5:30Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 942-6180Nalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040Open by appointment onlySat 12-5, Sun & Fri by apptNicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Open daily 10-6Novy Family – 980 Airway Ct, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Open by appointment daily 10-3Occidental Road Cellars – 707 874-9401 Open Sat 1-4Optima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222Open by appointment onlyOrchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5Owl Ridge – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148Open by appointment onlyPalmeri – Poured at Terroirs Artisan Wines, 21001 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 Open daily 11-4:30PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-WINE Open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursPARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open daily 11-6Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKParmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020Open by appointment onlyPassalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Open daily 11-5Pasterik Vnyd – 3491 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4655Pastori Winery – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879MEADOWCROFT WINESCatch the BuzzLocated in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot thatfeatures a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.Open Daily 11-6 • 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090MOONDANCE CELLARSFormerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars producessmall lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured bythe winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery.Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)Jack London Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen | 11-5 Thursday-Monday707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com The Pup is always welcomeOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyPedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Open daily 10-4:3073


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPellegrini Family – 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244 Open daily 10:30-4:30Pendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732Peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 No, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyPeterson – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Bldg #7, Healdsburg; 707-431-7568 Sat-Sun 11-4:30Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311Pezzi King Vnyds – Old Roma Station, 412 Hudson St , Healdsburg; 707 431-9388Open by appointmentOpen by appointment onlyPortalupi – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Porter Creek – 8735 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6321 Open daily 10:30-4:30Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Open daily 11-4:30Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 Open daily 11-5RH – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6Ravenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4365 Open daily 11-5Richardson Winery – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6Ridge Vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 Open daily 11-4 Sum; Fri-Sun till 5River Road Vnyds – 5220 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130Open by appointment onlyRoadhouse Winery – 107B W. North Street, Healdsburg; 707 922-6362 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sun 12-7Robert Hunter – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6Robert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood Rd, Fulton; 707 578-1601 Thu-Mon 10-4Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Open daily 10-4:30Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903Open by appointment onlyRoche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma Open daily 11-6Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305Thu-Mon 11-4, Tue-Wed by apptRocking Z – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Open daily 10-5ROESSLER – 380 First St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 Open daily 11-6Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Thur-Sun 12-6Rued – 3863 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1569 Open daily 11-4:30Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser Rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 Open daily 10-4Russian River Vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Open daily 11-5Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138Saini Vineyards – 918 Ridge View Dr; Healdsburg; 707 799-0272Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlySapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 Thurs-Mon 11-4:30Saracina/Atrea – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmSAUSAL WINERY – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Open daily 10-4Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets 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 AreaSEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonalSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 Open daily 10-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSebastopol Vineyards – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5Seghesio Winery – 14730 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Open daily 10–5Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Open daily 11-5Sheldon – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755Sat-Sun 2-7 or by apptSiduri Wines – 980 Airway Dr, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 942-7026Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by apptSimi Winery – 16275 Healsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-6981 Open daily 10-5SL Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Sojourn Cellars –141 E. Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753Daily 10-5 by appointmentSONOMA-CUTRER – 4401 Slusser Rd, Windsor, 707 237-3489 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 Mon-Sat 12-5Souverain – At historic Asti, 26150 Asti Post Office Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery ToursSt. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674Open daily 9-5 by appointmentStaley – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Starlite Vineyards – 5511 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 431-1102 Open daily 11-5Stephen & Walker – 243 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8749 Open daily 11-7Stonestreet Alexander Mountain – 7111 Highway 128; 707 473-3333; Healdsburg Open daily 10-5Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Open daily 10:30-5Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda Rock Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7745Open by appointment onlySUNCÉ WINERY – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Open daily 10:30-5Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4Talty – 7127 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8438Tara Bella – 3701 Viking Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 544-9049Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyTeira Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8031 Open daily 11-5Three Alarm – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833Mon-Fri 12-8, later on weekendsThumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Open daily 11-6. Fri & Sat 11-7Tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430Fri-Sun 11-4, Mon-Thu by apptToad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 Open daily 10:30-5:30TOPEL – Tasting Room in Healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 Open daily 11-7Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food PairingsTRENTADUE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Open daily 10-5Tres Hermanas – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Thur-Sun 10-5Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 Open daily 10-5Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, 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 onlyValley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Open daily 10-4:30Vérité – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800 273-0177Open by appointment onlyViansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Open daily 10-5Vintners Signatures –4001 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 857-3300 Open daily 10:30-5Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 River Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-5166VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARSOur wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Roomor through our Wine Club Enoteca.We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.9077 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood • Open Daily 10am-5pm707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.comOpen by appointment onlyWellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Open daily 11-5Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Thur-Mon 11-5White Oak Vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-8429 Open daily 10-5Williamson – 134 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-1500 Open daily 11-774 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSWILSON – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWindsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 Hillview Rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen by appointment onlyWine Tree Farm – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Woodenhead – 5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 887-2703 Open Thu-Mon 10:30-4:30Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8511Fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointmentXYZin – Poured at Geyser Peak, 22281 Chianti Rd, Healdsburg; 707 857-2500 Open daily 10-5Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open daily 11-4:30NORTH CENTRAL COASTAhlgren Vineyard – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 800 338-6071Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Road, Corralitos; 831 728-5172Aptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680Sat 12-4 or by appointmentSat 12-5 or by appointmentOpen by appointment onlyArmida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, Capitola; 831 462-1065 Open daily 11-6Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 Open daily 12-5Beauregard – 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-WINE Open daily 11-5Big Basin Vnyds – 830 Memory Ln, Boulder Creek; 831 621-8028Open by appointment onlyBig Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 831 621-8028 Thu-Mo 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentOpen daily 12-closeOpen by appointment onlyBURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Open Thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKByington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Open daily 11-5Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Open daily 11-4:30Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Open daily 9-6Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Wed-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10, Mon 4-10, Tue 4-12Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977Cinnabar – 23000 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-5858Open by appointment onlySpecial events and by appointment onlyClos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 800 ITS-WINE Open daily 11-5Clos Tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235Open by appointment onlyCOOPER-GARROD – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, ToursCopious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa Cruz; 831 425-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5Creekview Vineyards – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534Open by appointmentCreekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointmentDomenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443By appointment onlyEquinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611Some Sat, call for appointmentFLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Tue-Sun 12-6Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Children WelcomeFlint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986Open by appointment onlyFortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10-5Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133Open by appointment onlyHeart’s Fire – 165 Cristich Lane, Unit K, Campbell; 1st Sun of the month 1-4Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 9-5Hillcrest Terrace – 429B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-1500HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointmentSat-Sun 11-4 or by apptJ. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Open daily 10-5Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Open Daily 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 Open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551La Honda – 2645 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City; 650 366-4104Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyLa Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Open daily 10-5Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Open daily 11-5LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950Sat-Sun 12-5 or by apptMartin Ranch – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Open third weekend of each month 12-4Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777Open by appointment onlyMJA Vineyards – 328A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 421-9380 Thu-Sun 12-6Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938Open 3rd Sat-Sun or by appointmentMorgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Fri-Sun 12-5Mount Eden Vnyds – 22020 Mr. Eden Rd, Saratoga; 409 867-5832x10Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821Muns Vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071Open by appointment only, tours, no tastingOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentSpecial events & by appointmentOdonata – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5Osocalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-0172Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyWed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment onlyPelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478Sat 11-4, Sun by appointmentSummer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4, Winter by appointmentSat-Sun 12-5 or by apptRapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 Open daily 10-5Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500Sat-Sun 12-5:30 or by appointmentRidge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 Summer Sat-Sun 11-5, Winter Sat-Sun 11-4River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244Open by appointment onlySat 11-4:30 or by appointmentSanta Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Open daily 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursSatori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Open daily 11-5Silver Mountain – off Old San Jose-Soquel Rd Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278Sat 12-4 by appointmentSilver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Thu-Sun 12-5Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Open daily 12-5Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552 Fri-Sun 12-5Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Open daily 12-5Summerayne – Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638Open by appointment onlySycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Thu-Mon 12-5Team Zin – 830-3 Jury Court, San Jose; 408 445-25081st Sun of the month75


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTestarossa Vineyards – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Open daily 11-5Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Tue-Sun 12 -5Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa Cruz; 831 471-2705Open by appointment onlyVinocruz – Abbott Square on Cooper Street, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6VINE HILL – 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436Open third weekend each month 12-5 & special eventsVino Tabi – 334C Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426 1809 Mon-Tue by appt, Wed-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5Windy Oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463 Sat, Apr-Oct 12-4Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain Rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144Zayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992CARMEL VALLEYOpen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentBernardus – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Open daily 11-5Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Open daily 11-5Boëté at Valley Hills Tasting Rm – 7156A Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Summer 12-6 daily, Winter 12-5Cima Collina – San Carlos, between Ocean & 7th, Carmel; 831 620-0645 Thur-Mon 11- 6Galante Vineyards – between Ocean & 7th, Dolores; Carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6Georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Open daily 11-5Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Open daily 11-6Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Open daily 11-5Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 Fri-Sun 11-5MORGAN WINERY – 204 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel; 831 626-3700 Open daily 11-6Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Wed-Sun 11-5Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Open daily 11-5:30Rancho Cellars – 26340 Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel; 831 625-5646 Mon-Sat 11-6Talbott Vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Open daily 11-5MONTEREY WINERIESA Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 Cannery Row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Open daily 10-6Bargetto Winery – 700 Cannery Row Suite G, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Open daily 11-6Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Open daily 12-6Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149Open by appointment onlyMon-Fri by appointment onlyPierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 Thu-Mon 11-6:30Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831-6569463 Open daily 11-7Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Open daily 11-5Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 Open daily 10-6SALINAS VALLEYA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Fri 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549Chalone Vineyards – Stonewall Canyon Rd (Hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176Open by appointment onlySat-Sun 11:30-5, weekdays by apptOpen by appointment onlyHAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-Fri 11-4Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 11-4Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 11-5Ray Franscioni – 132720 River Road; Gonzales; 831 455-1096Open by appointment onlyScheid Vineyards – 1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 Open daily 11-5Ventana Vineyards – 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5Wrath Wines – 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 Thu-Mon 11-4:30LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESBarra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069Open daily11-8Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7Brassfield Estate – 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in WinterBreggo Cellars – 11001 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Open daily 11-5Brutocao Cellars – 7000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Open daily 10-5Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Ceago Del Lago – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 N. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054Open by appointment onlyChiarito 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 apptDrew Family – 9000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 Thu-Mon 11-5Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1493Open by appointment onlyEden 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-FridGoldeneye Winery – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Open daily 11-4Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707 744-8466 Open daily 10-5Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Open daily 10-5Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 10-5Guiseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401School Way, Redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 Open by appointment onlyHandley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 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; 707 895-3216 Open daily 10-5JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 877-462-0666 Open daily 10-5Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995By apptLangtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Open daily 11-5Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623By appointmentLe Vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304Open by appointment onlyLolonis Vineyards – 1905 Rd D, Redwood Valley; 707 485-7544Open by appointmentLonder Vineyards – 14051 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-3900 Thu-Mon 11-5Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 Ell River Rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 WINE (9463)Open by appointment onlyMaple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 Open daily 10:30-5Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View Rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243Open by appointmentMcDowell Valley – 13380 S. Hwy 101, Hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. Hwy 101 Suite #5, Hopland; 707 744-8463 Open daily 10-5McNab 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; 800-564-2582Open daily10-5Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 Fri - Sun 11-5Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213Open by appointmentNavarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Open daily 10-576 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Open daily 10-5Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319Oster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257www.WineCountryThisWeek.comSat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOpen by appointmentPacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Open daily 11-5Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – Philo; 707 489-2303Sat-Sun by appointmentPloyez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Open daily 11-5Raye's Hill Winery – 3400 Chardonnay Lane, Philo; 707 895-3439Open by appointmentRivino – 4101 Cox Schrader Rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 Tue-Sun 1-5tRoederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Mon-Tue 12-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30, Sun 11-5Rosati 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 10-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5Shed Horn Cellars – Socrate Mine Road, Middletown; 707 987-4716Silversmith Vnyds – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196Open by appointmentSum: Fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentSix Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30Sol Rouge – P.O. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000Open 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 Savia – 14200 Mountain House Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1114Open by appointmentTerrill Cellars and Tuscan Village – 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake; 707 252-8444 Daily 10-4Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; PhiloOpen by appointmentTulip 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 Family Winery and Vineyards – 13300 Buckman Dr., 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 10-5Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKSUISUN 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 10-6King 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 12-5Tenbrink Vineyards – 4185 Chadbourne Road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334Rock Creek Vineyard – 4610 Green Valley Rd, Green Valley; 707 864-2471Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlySuisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 Thu-Sun 12-5Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5Vezer Family Tasting Rm – 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025Tours & tasting by appointment onlyWinterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 11-5YOLO COUNTYBerryessa Gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201Tue-Fri 12-4, Sat-Sun appointment onlyBerryessa 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 1--5Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 Hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110Open 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 12-5Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6Satiety Vineyards – 40101 County Rd 25A, Woodland; 530 661-0680 Mon-Fri 7-6, Sat-Sun 11-6Solomon Wine Co. – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Three Wine Company– poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 707 933-9752 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; 916 744-1456BAY AREA/LIVERMOREOpen by appointment onlyBent Creek Winery – 5455 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-6320 Fri-Sun 12-4:30Big White House – 6800 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4Cedar Mountain – 7000 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4Charles R Vnyds – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd, Livermore; 925 454-3040 Fri-Sun 12-4:30Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Vly; 510 582-9900Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)Concannon – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Open daily 11-4:30Crooked Vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8156 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, Sun 11-4:30Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510 304-0914Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 452-1800Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentThu-Sun 12-6, Mon by apptDeer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Fri-Sun 11-5Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo Road, Livermore; 925 584-6494Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointmentel Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Fri-Sun 12-5Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Sat-Sun 12-5Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Fri-Sun 12-5GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsHidden Creek – 5937 Graham Ct, Suite B, Livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE Thu-Sun 12-6La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Open daily 12-4Lolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek; 925-456-WINE Mon-Fri 1-4Las Positas Vineyards – 682 Pinnacle Pl, Livermore; 925 989-0857 Sat-Sun 12-5Lavish Laines Winery – Tasted at Good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, Livermore; 925 321-0373 Fri-Sun 11-5Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Wed 4-9, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE Sat-Sun 12-5Marr Cellars – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-524837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment onlyMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-677


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMurietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco Rd, Livermore; 925 294-8647 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Occasio – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Fri-Sun 12 to 5Page Mill– 1960 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 456-767612-4:30 Fri-Sunday & by appointmentRed Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5:30Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 408-209-9498 Fri-Sun 12-5Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Open daily 12-4:30Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Thu-Sun 11-4:30Tamas Estate – 5489 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Open daily 12-4:30Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Fri-Sun 12-5Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 Open daily 11-4:30Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Open daily 11-6:30Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Thu-Mon 12-4:30Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411CONTRA COSTA COUNTYBloomfield Vnyd– 633 First Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900Open by appointmentViano VineyardsWed-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pmOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentHannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette; 925 283-1245New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley Road, Martinez; 925 366-8463Odisea Wine Co. – 963 Redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, Concord; 925 771-7107Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentSat 12-4 or by appt.Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Parkmon Vineyards – 55 Laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook Court, Walnut Creek; 925-988-9463Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord; 925 219-2279Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 Elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465LODI/WOODBRIDGEOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentSat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.Open by appointmentWed-Mon 9-5pmAbundance Vnyds –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Open daily 11-6Akin Estates – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Thu-Sun 11-5Bixler Vnyds – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6Boitano Family – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 286-1595 Fri-Sun 12-5Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at Clements Ridge, 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 334-4338 Fri-Sun 11-5Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 Fri-Sun 12-5Brice Station – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-5280 Sat-Sun 12-5CellarDoor – 21 N. School Street, Lodi; 209 339-4394 Tue-Thu 1-9, Fri 1-11, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5Century Oak –22211 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Lodi; 209 334-3482 Open daily 12-4:30Clements Ridge – 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3850 Fri-Sun 11-6Coliseum – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 747-7733 Wed-Sun 11-5Cosentino Winery – 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8014 Open daily 10-5d‘Art Wines – 13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi; 209 334-9946 Fri-Sun 12-5Dancing Coyote – 3125 E Orange St., Acampo; 800 958-8524 Fri-Sun 11-5Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School St., Lodi; 209 366-2634 Tue-Wed 7-6, Thu-Sat 8-9, Sun 9-3Delicato Family – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30Gnekow Family Winery – 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Open daily 11-5Grady Family – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6Grand Amis – 115 North School Street, Suite 5, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Fri-Sun 1-5Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat- Sun 12:30-5Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Thu-Sun 12-5Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 Daily 12-5La Bonne Vie Cellars – 29181 S. Lehman Rd, Tracy; 209 836-21856LangeTwins Winery – 1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo; 209 334-9780SIERRA FOOTHILLSSat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOpen by appointment onlyLobo Loco – at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 2545 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 365-0261 Open daily 10-5Lodi Wine Cellars/Benson Ferry – 112 Pine St., Lodi; 209 365-6622 Tues-Thu 3 -9, Fri-Sun 3-12The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 Thu-Sun 12-4:30M2 Wines – 1376 East Turner Road Suite D, Lodi; 209 339-1071 Fri-Sun 11-5Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 Thu-Mon 11-5Maley/Weibel– at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368Fri-Sun11-5McCormack Williamson – 3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 Fri-Sun 11-5Michael~David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Open daily 8-5Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178Open by appointment onlyMokelumne Oaks – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12 (Victor Road), Lodi; 209 369-4758 Daily 10-5Omega Cellars – 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Wed-Sun 10-5Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Fri 11:30-5:30, Sat-Sun 12-6Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Sat-Sun 11-5Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent Road, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Sat-Sun 12-4Spenker Winery – 17303 N. De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt only1-4 by appointment Sat & SunSt. Jorge Winery – 22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo; 209 365-0202 Fri-Sun 11-5Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3314 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-6VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Open daily 11-5Viaggio Estate & Winery – 100 E. Taddei Rd., Lodi; 209 368-1378 Fri-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6Vicarmont Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Sat-Sun 12-5Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Thu-Mon 12-5Watts – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5Woodbridge Uncorked – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6WOODBRIDGE – 5950 Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 Open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by ApptFor corrections, deletions or additions, sendan email to info@winecountrythisweek.com78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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