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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKO N T H EC O V E R 24Andretti WineryF E A T U R ES T O R Y 20Frank Family VineyardsF E A T U R ES T O R Y 28Schug Carneros EstateT A S T I N G R O O MO F T H E W E E K 54Trentadue Winery4 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NORTHERN CALIFORNIATOTOEUREKAREDDING1ElkPt. ArenaFort BraggMendocinoLittleRiver20P P a a c c i i f f i i c c O O c c e e a a n nUkiahWillitsCalpella20253BoonvilleYorkville Hopland128Gualala LakeSonomaSea RanchPt. ReyesTimber CoveJenner29LakeportGeyserville101ClearLakeGuerneville12 •San Francisco1175Half MoonBayCloverdaleHealdsburgBodega BaySebastopol116TomalesPt. ReyesStationMuirWoodsPacificaSFO29101SanRafael1101Lower Lake29MiddletownSanta Rosa280WoodsideKenwoodGlenEllenPetaluma 116n n S S a a80128F r a n cF r a n c84Clearlake1229Sonoma1213720YountvilleSan PabloBay580i s c oi s c o53PaloAlto92B a yCalistogaBerkeley84St. HelenaRutherford12121580Napa24OaklandAlamedaSantaClara12Vallejo6807804121Hayward680Pleasanton880680FremontSan JoseLakeBerryessaFairfieldBrooks128 WintersDavisConcordWalnut Creek580125Williams16PASO ROBLES 117 158MONTEREY 72SAN JOSE5054805SacramentoRio VistaLivermore204 245 255 269 355 263 236 266 278112 160 170 184 269 178 151 190 20248 90 100 115 200 110 83 118 138SAN FRANCISCO 45 55 70 155 75 48 88 142SONOMA 22 44 129 39 14 68 131SANTA ROSA 16 101 21 41 104 166HEALDSBURG 86 26 56 118 181MENDOCINO 111 141 195 266CALISTOGA 27 86 149NAPA 59 122SACRAMENTO 84MURPHYSLAKE TAHOE1220558099Lodi99StocktonManteca88449SutterCreekAuburn50 PlacervilleOakdaleModesto49AngelsCampChineseCampJacksonJamestownSonora379307231201181217231310199172115118TORENOTOLAKE TAHOETOYOSEMITEMonterey BaySantaCruz17Morgan Hill5Capitola 152 GilroyWatsonvilleChowchilla152Moss Landing156 998MontereyPacificGroveCarmel68TOBIG SUR &MORRO BAYSalinas101GonzalesTOPASO ROBLES &SAN LUIS OBISPOTOLOS ANGELESFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


What is a vineyard-designated wine?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 NapolitanoTypically, there’s a fair amount of information provided on awine label, some of which is required by law, such as the name ofthe producer, alcohol content and the origin of the grapes. WithCalifornia-made wines, the geographic origin of the grapes startswith the broadest designation of all – California – meaning that100% of the grapes used to make this wine were grown in California.After that, grape origin designation breaks down into smaller,but still relatively large sub-regions, such as Sonoma County,Central Coast or North Coast. Winemaking geography can bedivided into yet smaller, government-approved areas known asAmerican Viticultural Areas. Examples of this would be NapaValley, Sonoma Valley or Paso Robles. Typically, the more precisethe geographic designation, the more the wine represents theunique character of that area.Some labels offer even more specific information when it comesto the origin of the grapes, such as when it provides the name of acertain vineyard. Here, the producer is telling you that the grapesgrown from this particular plot of land produces a uniqueness thatdeserves special recognition. One of the earliest examples in Californiawine history of a vineyard-designation is the CabernetSauvignon made by Napa Valley’s Heitz Cellars and the “Martha’sVineyard” designation.Be aware that usually the only distinction made on the labelthat the wine is a single-vineyard wine is by adding the name ofthe vineyard itself, sometimes in small print. You may think thattwo wine labels are identical until you look more closely for thisvineyard identification. This detail is important to know because,when comparing wines made by the same producer, a singlevineyardwine can sometimes be more expensive than one thatisn’t.Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contactwith California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.2 for 1 Tasting with this ad10Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGNapa Valley Wine Trainnapa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com• July 27: Murder Mystery• July 29: Vintner’s lunch with Domaine carneros• Aug 5: Murder Mystery• Aug 5: cheers! train• Aug 5: Vintner’s lunch, Benessere Vineyard• Aug 12: Vintner’s lunch, Markham Vineyards• Aug 13: Moonlight escape, red Moon• Aug 15: eat See learn Wine class• Aug 19: Murder Mystery• Aug 29: eat See learn Wine classOngoingSummer Concert Seriesat Robert Mondavi Wineryoakville, www.robertmondavi.com, 888-rMonDAVi• July 30: Winemaker of the Year concert with KD lang & the Siss Boom BangONGOINGJoseph 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 • Wine Aroma challenge• Single Vineyard cabernets • freestone & Phelps• Barrel seminarONGOING 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 noticeONGOINGJefferson 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• taste the Silverado Bench, $20• estate exclusives, $25• intro to William hill estate tour and tasting, $25• the William hill estate experience tour and tasting, $40ONGOINGVineyard & Winery Toursat Raymond VineyardsSt. helena, 11am (by appt), $15, group tours available (by appt)800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.comONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti Winerynapa , 877-386-5070 x227, www.andrettiwinery.com• individual tastings, $15• Private Winery tour & tasting, $20/person by appointment• Vineyard tours, $20/person by appointmentONGOINGTastings & Tours at Artesa Winerynapa, rSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com• Vino con Queso, Wine & cheese experience, $40• Daily guided tours• Vines & Wines, A Vineyard tour, $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 toursONGOINGTasting 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.comONGOINGWine Tasting Experiences at 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, $15ONGOING 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 & lunchONGOINGVIP 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 SATURDAYChocolate & Red Wine Saturdaysat Bennett Lane Winerycalistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTHBacchus That Rascalclos Pegase, calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “history of Wine“707-942-4981, www.clospegase.comONGOINGTastings & Seminars at St. Supéryrutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-231-6116• Wine & cheese Pairing Seminars, 11am, alternate Saturdays• chocolate Pairing, 11am, alternate Saturdays• cabernet library tasting, 11am, alternate Saturdays• Wine 101 at St. Supéry, 11am, SundaysONGOING SATURDAYSNapa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500UPCOMING• Daily: Valley first tour• Daily: grgich hills estate Winery tour• fri-Sun: Domaine chandon Winery tour• Sat: Valley’s only evening Winery tour• Mon-thu: Ambassador Winery tour• July 27, Aug 5: Murder Mystery• July 29: Vintner’s lunch with Domaine carneros• Aug 5: cheers! train• Aug 5: Vintner’s lunch, Benessere Vineyard12 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSSECOND SUNDAYSSecond Sunday Supper ClubAViA napa, napa, 5:30-7pm, $110www.aviahotels.com, 707-224-3900ONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org• Aug 5: the Mickey hart Band• Aug 6: Josh Kornbluth’s Andy Warhol, good for the Jews?• Aug 7: Summer Sing-Along, Across the Universe• Aug 10: Dave Koz• Aug 17-21: ron hawkins, Swingin’ with the Stars!ONGOINGLive at the Lincoln TheaterYountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com• July 30: lamplighters’ hMS PinaforeONGOINGWine Tasting at Back Room Winesnapa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com• July 29: Santa lucia highlands tasting• Aug 5: Wine Advocate 92+ tasting• Aug 11: cheese Meets Wine classes by Janet fletcher• Aug 12: german riesling tasting• Aug 18: is it $50 or $150?• Aug 19: Mendocino county tastingONGOINGdi Rosanapa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org• ongoing through Sept 17: Zombie-Proof house• July 27: Summer lecture with charles linder• Aug 31: Summer lecture with Sandow BirkONGOINGLive at Uptown Theatrenapa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com• July 29: norm MacDonald• July 30: comedians With Disabilities Act• Aug 4: gin Blossoms• Aug 9: toad the Wet Sprocket• Aug 12: robert cray BandONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Night Pulse TastingsAcMe fine Wines, St.helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440• July 29: tom garrett pouring revana & Alexana winesONGOINGFriday Night Winemaker EventsJV Wine & Spirits, napa, 5-7pm, $2, 707-253-2624, www.jvwine.com• July 29: napa Valley college• Aug 5: tBA• Aug 12: honig Wines• Aug 19: carlotta WineryONGOINGTasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valleynapa town center, napa, 707-253-9450www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices• July 26: chocolate Decadence• July 30-31: 5th Weekend flights of 5• Aug 5, 12, 19, 26: craft Beer, fine Wine & Artisan cheese• Aug 6-7: Wine flight Weekends – chardonnay• Aug 9, 23: flight night – craft Beer Samplers• Aug 13: Meet the Brewmaster – Anderson Valley Brewery• Aug 14: Wine of the Month Pairing with Artisan cheeses• Aug 20-21: Artisan cheese PairingsONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30Modernism – Photography After 1930Exhibit at Turnbull Cellarsoakville, 707-963-5839, www.turnbullwines.com, freeONGOING FRIDAYS – SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 1Gourmet Flatbread Piazza & Wineat Black Stallion Winerynapa, 11am-3pm, $7/members, $15www.blackstallionwinery.com, 707-227-3250ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 13Signs of Life Photography Exhibitby Robert Buelteman at Mumm Naparutherford, www.mummnapa.com, 707-976-7702www.WineCountryThisWeek.com13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKJULY 25-30Viticulture & Vinification Classharvest inn, St. helena, 212-377-3581, $3000martha.pulido@evins.comJULY 3013th Annual Joy of Wine Fundraiserat Rombauer VineyardsBenefits the rombauer cancer research fund for Pancreatic cancerSt. helena, 10am-3pm, $50, www.rombauer.com, 707-963-5170JULY 30Festa Italiana XVII at V. Sattui Wineryoak grove, St. helena – 6:30-9:30pm, $69/members, $79www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774, rSVPJULY 30Cooking Class:Sicilian Dinner Napa Style with Diana Maranocedar gables inn, napa, $150, 4-8pm, www.cedargablesinn.com, 707224-7969JULY 31First Annual SVR Release PartyAt Sterling Vineyardscalistoga, 12-3:30pm, $60/member couples, $80/couplewww.sterlingvineyards.com, 800-726-6136, rSVPJULY 31Peju Art Exhibit Receptionrutherford, 1-4pm, www.peju.com, 707-963-3600JULY 312008 Fall Estate Release PartyViader, Deer Park, 2-4pm, $35, free/memberswww.viader.com, 707-963-3816AUGUST 3-21Music in the VineyardsVarious events & locations in napa Valley, www.napavalleymusic.orgAUGUST 4First Thursday Fashion! Food! Fun!Sip, shop & taste your way through downtown!Downtown calistoga, 6-9pm, www.calistogavisitors.comAUGUST 5La Reve & Lobster at Domaine Carneroschateau Society Wine club, napa, 7-9:30pm, $120/members, $130/guestsrSVP, 707-257-0101x135, www.domainecarneros.comAUGUST 6Olive Orchard Tour & Tasting with LuncheonWine club Members event – Acacia Vineyard, napa, 10am, $50www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991AUGUST 6Nashville in Napaat Baldacci Family Vineyardsnapa, 4:30pm, $150, food, wine & music!www.nashvilleinnapa.com, 707-944-6261AUGUST 6Olive Orchard Tour & Tastingwith Winery Lunch at Acacianapa, 10am, $50/wine club, www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991AUGUST 62007 Alexander ValleyCabernet Sauvignon Release DaySilver oak cellars, oakville, 9am-4pm, www.silveroak.comAUGUST 6 & 7Urban Wine Crawlexperience 12 different wineries in South napa! 10-4pmcommemorative t-shirt, govino glass and a lunch each day.$75pp, limited tickets, http://urbanwinecrawl.com/Participating wineries: falcor, trinitas, Dacalier, taylor family, ramspur, toolbox,gustavo thrace, Valley gate, Bourassa, Punk Dog, PB hein and DelectusAUGUST 9Grgich Hills Estate Dinnerat Farmstead with Violet GrgichSt. helena, 707-963-9181, www.grgich.comAUGUST 12Dawn at Dusk Happy Hour at Acacianapa, 4:30-6:30pm, $10/wine clubwww.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991AUGUST 12Hot Havana Nights: A Cigar Partyat Castello di AmorosaWine club Member event, calistoga, 6:30-11pm$95/adv, $120/members, $140/guestswww.castellodiamorosa.com, 707-967-6272AUGUST 12Girls’ Night Outthe room, flora Springs, St. helena, 5-8pmwww.florasprings.com, 707-967-8032AUGUST 13Lobster Luau Wine Fest at Judd’s Hillnapa, 5-8pm, $120, $85/members, rSVP707-255-2332, www.juddshill.comAUGUST 13Club Artesa Summer DinnerArtesa Winery, napa, 6:30-8:30pm, $85www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309AUGUST 13Rock-N-Roll Reserve Release Party at Clos du Valnapa, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.comAUGUST 19American Harvest Workshopcakebread cellars, rutherford, www.cakebread.comAUGUST 20Annual Bocce Event at Mumm Naparutherford, 10am-3pm, club Vivant event, $65www.mummnapa.com, 800-686-6272, rSVPAUGUST 20Annual Harvest Party in the Vineyardsat Beaulieu Vineyardsrutherford, 10am-1pm, www.bvwines.com, 800-264-6918x5233AUGUST 20Burger & Barrel Bash with AnnualGrape Stomp CompetitionPeju Province Winery, rutherford, 11am-2pm, $55/members, $75www.peju.com, 800-446-7358AUGUST 20The Artist’s Palette Dining Experience:Juslyn VineyardsMa(i)sonry napa Valley, napa – hosted by Proprietors Perry & carolyn Butler,6:30pm, $155, $124/members, www.maisonry.com, 707-944-0889AUGUST 21Winery Hike Event at Acacianapa, www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991AUGUST 27Wine Club Pick-up & Harvest Partyat Judd’s Hillnapa, 12-3pm, free/members, $20/guests, rSVP707-255-2332, www.juddshill.comAUGUST 274th Annual Harvest STOMP Partynapa Valley grapegrowers, Beckstoffer’s Missouri hopper Vineyard, oakville$225, 5-10pm, www.harveststomp.com, 707-944-8311AUGUST 27Date & Movie Nightthe room, flora Springs, St. helena, 5:50pm wine & dinner, movie 7:50pmwww.florasprings.com, 866-967-8032SONOMA COUNTYONGOING21st Annual Summer Concert Seriesat Rodney Strong Vineyardshealdsburg, www.rodneystrong.com, 800-678-4763• Aug 7: Pat Benatar & neil giraldo• Sept 4: chris BottiFRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBERSebastiani Winery Friday Music SeriesSonoma, 6-9pm, 707-933-3226, www.sebastiani.com• July 29: rolling Blackouts• Aug 5: Jon Popenoe• Aug 12: Backtrax• Aug 19: Jami Jamison BandONGOINGSummer Music Series at Mazzocco Wineryhealdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-501-8466, www.mazzocco.com• Aug 5: Anne o’Brien• Aug 26: lady DONGOINGSummer Music Seriesat de Lorimier Winerygeyserville 6-8pm, 800-546-7718, www.delorimierwinery.com• July 29: Miracle Mule• Aug 19: SugarfootONGOINGSummer Music Series at Wilson Wineryhealdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com• Aug 12: ScallywagsOngoing Thursdays2nd Annual St. Francis Summer Film FestivalSanta rosa – 7:30pm, free, Bring a blanket & a picnic!www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-Wine• July 28: ferris Beuller’s Day off• Aug 4: American graffiti• Aug 11: field of Dreams• Aug 18: SidewaysONGOINGJazz it Up SaturdayWine & Jazz Concert SeriesSeasons of the Vineyard tasting Bar, healdsburg, 4-6pmwww.seasonsofthevineyard.com, 707-431-2222• July 30: the Yancie taylor Jazztet• Aug 13: Shea Beaux Wells Quartet featuring noam lemish• Aug 27: Ami Molinelli Brazilian QuartetONGOINGCarneros Bistro & Wine Bar IntroducesThematic Wine Programhonoring great local wine makers. Plus, each thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity winetenders.the lodge at Sonoma, rSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042ONGOINGVineyard Walk & Photography Workshopat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.comONGOINGExclusive Wine & Cheese Tastingat B.R. Cohn Wineryglen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.comONGOINGPrivate Wine Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40ppby appointment, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com• Scentiments – test your Smell Memory• White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses• King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates• Matchmaker – wine and food pairing• PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate• cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevationsONGOINGWine and Food Pairingat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wineswith the perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointment707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.comONGOINGFree Guided Winery Tourat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointment707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.comONGOINGGroup Private Tastingsat Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Wineryhealdsburg – includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, byappointment. $20 per person, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com14 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOINGTerroir & History Tour at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.comONGOINGFood and Wine Pairingat the Mayo Reserve Room9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting$35, reservations recommended, 707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.comONGOINGWine Experiences at Chateau St. JeanKenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com• cinq cépages Blending Seminar, eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75• cinq cépages component tasting, eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25• Private ViP Wine tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour• Box lunch Prgram with tourONGOINGTours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis WinerySanta rosa, ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com• Winery tour & tasting, 1.5 hours, $25• Vineyards tour & tasting, 1 hour, $20• Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65ONGOINGGuided Winery Tours at Gloria FerrerSonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.comONGOING SUNDAYSDomaine Carneros Sparkling Brunchat the Fairmont Mission Inn & SpaSonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonomaONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jacksonfulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25707-571-7500, www.kj.comONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winerycloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.comLAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH50 Mile AV Vintner's Diningglen ellen, Barrel tasting & old Vine Pinot noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard.foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, rSVP, 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.comONGOING THURSDAYSThirsty Thursdays at AnabaSonoma, enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your winetasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.comONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAYUnique Food & Wine Pairingsat HKG Tasting Roomglen ellen, 12-6pm, 707-938-7622, www.hopkilnwinery.comONGOINGMoondance Cellars &Orchard Station Winesglen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10707-938-7550, www.moondancecellars.comONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAYMichel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tourhealdsburg, 10:30am, $25, 800-447-3060, www.michelschlumberger.comONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAYRobert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours& Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondolageyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20707-431-4811, www.ryew.comONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek WineryWinemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled winesrSVP, 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.comEVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYSanta Rosa Original Farmers’ MarketSanta rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!15


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKEVERY FRIDAY MORNINGSonoma Valley Farmers’ MarketDepot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.comONGOINGCooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School450 West Spain St, Sonoma, check website for schedule.707-933-0450, www.ramekins.comONGOINGWells Fargo Center for the ArtsSanta rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org• Aug 6: gerardo ortiz• Aug 7: Peter frampton• Aug 16: Amos lee• Aug 26: Kathleen MadiganONGOINGSpreckels Performing Arts Centerrohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com• Aug 19-21: Willy Wonka, the MusicalONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com• July 27: greensky Bluegrass• July 28: DoV• July 29: Dgiin• July 30: Bob Schneider• Aug 3: Dehlia low• Aug 6: Jeremy goodfeather• Aug 12: David J• Aug 13: the B-Side Players• Aug 14: healdsburg guitar festival After Party• Aug 17: Antoine DufourONGOING SATURDAYSComplimentary Concert Serieslandmark Winery, Kenwood, 1-4pm, www.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0226• July 30: Mariposa ewxpress• Aug 6: Jason BodlovichONGOING FRIDAYSSummer Concert SeriesMedlock Ames, healdsburg, www.medlockames.com, 707-431-8845• July 29: Skiffle Symphony• Aug 5: the crux• Aug 13: Jack Sonni and a hot Mess• Aug 19: the Boulevards• Aug 26: city fritterONGOING SATURDAYSSwirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101)Big 3 Wine Bar, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000ONGOING THURSDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 25Live Concerts at Windsor Farmers’ Markettown green, Windsor, market 5-8pm, concerts 6-8www.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320• July 28: Big Sandy & his fly rite Boys• Aug 4: Wonder Bread 5• Aug 11: the Pulsators• Aug 18: Soulshine Blues Band• Aug 25: Beatles flashbackONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 29“On the Line” Six Women Paint Their StoriesQuercia gallery, Duncans Mills, 11am-5pmwww.Quercia-gallery.com, 707-865-0243WEDNESDAYS JUNE THROUGH AUGUSTPetaluma Evening Farmers’ Markethistoric Downtown Petaluma, 4:30-8pmwww.petalumafarmersmarket.com, 707-762-0344ONGOING TUESDAYS THROUGH AUGUSTTuesdays in the Plazahealdsburg Plaza, healdsburg, 6-8pm, free, 707-433-693516FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUSTPetaluma Movies in the Parklucchesi Park, Petaluma, 6:30pm, free, www.petalumamovies.comONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4Body Language 2011A new leaf gallery, Sculpturesite, cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma10am-5pm, www.sculpturesite.com, 707-933-1300ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBERReserve Tasting on the Patioby the Pool at DeLoach VineyardsSanta rosa, guided tasting with croquet & ping pong. $25By appointment, 707-526-9111, www.deloachvineyards.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 25Tuesday Night Farmers’ MarketSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5:30-7pm, 707-529-0404ONGOING WEDNESDAY EVENINGS THROUGH OCTOBER 19Wine & Sunsets in Paradise at Paradise Ridge WinerySanta rosa – Bring a picnic & enjoy the sunset & wine from the Veranda &terrace! 6pm, www.prwinery.com, 707-528-WineONGOING THROUGH OCTOBERGarden Tours at DeLoach VineyardsSanta rosa, guided tasting of wines & seasonal treats from the garden.707-526-9111, www.deloachvineyards.com, $30ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 21Petaluma River Sunset Wine & Cheese Eco-CruisePetaluma turning Basin, Petaluma, 5:30-7:30pmwww.friendsofthepetalumariver.org, 707-763-7756ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 11Pop’d From the Panelcharles M. Schulz Museum, Santa rosa, www.SchulzMuseum.orgONGOING THROUGH EARLY SPRING 201216th Annual Sculpture Exhibit “FINALE”at Paradise Ridge Winerythe Sculpture grove can be seen until dusk, followed by a glass of wine on thewinery’s veranda, with its spectacular view of the sunset. 11am-5pm dailywww.prwinery.com, 707-528-WineJULY 27Paint ‘N’ The Wine Countryat Sonoma Country AntiquesSonoma, learn 3 new painting techniques! 10am-4pm, $175707-938-8315, www.sonomaantiques.comJULY 27 – AUGUST 14Sonoma County Fair – Diamond JubileeSonoma county fairgrounds, Santa rosawww.sonomacountyfair.com707-545-4200JULY 28American Country Home Storeat Sebastiani WinerySonoma, enjoy wine & refreshments while viewing barrel furniture!2-4pm, 707-933-3226, www.sebastiani.comwww.americancountryhomestore.comJULY 29Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer:Wine Tasting FUNdamentalsSonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25 plus taxwww.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999JULY 29Ride with Deb at Dutcher Crossinghealdsburg, 9-11am, 707-431-2700, www.dutchercrossingwinery.comJULY 29Tribute to Texas Singer/Songwritersat Meadowcroft WinesSonoma, rSVP, $15, 707-934-4090, www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.comJULY 29-31FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationalsinfineon raceway, Sonoma – nhrA full throttle Drag racing Serieswww.infineonraceway.com, 800-870-rAceJULY 30Vineyard Tour & Luncheonat Sausal Wineryhealdsburg, 9:30am, $50, Wine club members onlywww.sausalwinery.com, 800-500-2285JULY 30California Food & Wine Pairing at ViansaSonoma, 1pm, $15/members, $20, www.viansa.com, 800-995-4700JULY 30Lobster FeedSbragia family Vineyards, geyserville, 5pm, $120, $95/memberswww.sbragia.com, 707-473-2992x12JULY 30Hike & Taste in the VineyardsKunde family estate, Kenwood, 10am, $30, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501JULY 30Rivertown RivivalMcnear Peninsula, Petaluma, 11:30am-5pm, www.rivertownrevival.comJULY 308th Annual Summer BBQ FestivalSeghesio family Vineyards, healdsburg, www.seghesio.com, 707-433-3579JULY 30Fort Ross Cultural Heritage Dayfort ross, 10am-5pm, $20/car, 707-847-3286JULY 319th Annual Alexander ValleySummer Open House at Sausal Wineryhealdsburg, 11am-4pm, www.sausalwinery.com, 800-500-2285JULY 31Italian Food & Wine Pairing at ViansaSonoma, 1pm, $15/members, $20, www.viansa.com, 800-995-4700AUGUST 5Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer:Classic Sparkling Wine & CheeseCombinations – Locals & SpanishSonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30 plus taxwww.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999AUGUST 52nd Annual Nature Walk & WineWindsor oaks Vineyard, Windsor, www.windsoroaks.com, 707-433-4050AUGUST 5Yappy Hourlambert Bridge Winery, healdsburg, 4:30-6:30pm, $35www.lambertbridge.com, 707-431-4670AUGUST 5-7West of West Wine Festivaloccidental center for the Arts, occidentalwww.westsonomacoast.com, 707-824-9000AUGUST 6Eighth Street Wineries Open HouseSonoma, Participating wineries on 8th St. east, 11am-4pm, $30www.eighthstreetwineries.comAUGUST 6Farm Stand at Kendall Jacksongourmet food trucks, fine wines & more!fulton, 10am-1pm, www.kj.com, 707-571-8100AUGUST 6Summer Fest at Christopher Creek Wineryhealdsburg, 11am-4pm, free, www.christophercreek.com, 707-433-8243AUGUST 6Wine Club Pick Up Party & BBQat Balletto VineyardsSanta rosa, 12-3pm, 707-568-2455, www.ballettovineyards.comAUGUST 6Propeller Club Pick-Up Party at JacuzziSonoma, 2-5pm, 707-931-7575, www.jacuzziwines.comAUGUST 67th Annual Lobster FeedDeloach Vineyards, Santa rosa, 5:30-8pmwww.deloachvineyards.com, 707-526-9111x110AUGUST 6Oysters and Morelambert Bridge Winery, healdsburg, 2-4pmwww.lambertbridge.com, 707-431-4670AUGUST 6Amphora’s Last Chance BarrelsAmphora Winery, healdsburg, 11am-4pm, $10, free/memberswww.amphorawines.com, 707-431-7767www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKAUGUST 6Live Music, Food Pairing & WineVMl Winery, healdsburg, 1-4:30pmwww.vmlwine.com, 707-431-4404AUGUST 6Petaluma Music FestivalSonoma Marin fairgrounds, Petaluma, 11am-8pmwww.petalumamusicfestival.org, 707-769-9650AUGUST 62007 Alexander ValleyCabernet Sauvignon Release DaySilver oak cellars, geyserville, 9am-4pm, www.silveroak.comAUGUST 6GunBun Summer Film Fest: The Big Lebowskigundlach Bundschu, Sonoma, 7pm, $10/adv, $15www.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277AUGUST 67th Annual Dog Days of Summer Open HouseMutt lynch Winery & the eastside Bunch, healdsburg11am-4pm$20/adv, $25, www.muttlynchwinery.comAUGUST 6Orchard Walk & Mill TourMcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 10am-12pm, $30www.mcevoyranch.com, 866-617-6779AUGUST 6Summer Cheese & Wine Class with Sheana Davisof The Epicurean Connectionthe Sonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45www.sheanadavis.com, 707-935-7960, rSVPAUGUST 67th Annual Lobster FeedDeloach Vineyards, Santa rosa, 5:30-8:30pm, $90/members, $115www.deloachvineyards.com, 707-526-9111x110, rSVPAUGUST 6-71st Annual SOFA ArtwalkSouth A St. Arts District, Santa rosa, 11am-4pm, 707-695-1011AUGUST 7Classic Car Cruise-Ins Sundayat B.R. Cohn Wineryclassic car enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their own cars!glen ellen, 11am-4pm, free, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064AUGUST 7The Devil Mountain Jazz Bandlast Day Saloon, Santa rosa, 1-5:30pmwww.tradjass.org, 707-584-4004AUGUST 7Bodega Big Event BBQ & ParadeBodega, 10am-5pm, 707-876-3477AUGUST 7Chardonnay & CroquetSonoma-cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, 11am-1pm, $25, $20/memberswww.sonomacutrer.com, 707-237-3489AUGUST 11Cooney Cabernet Release Partyat Dutcher Crossinghealdsburg, 11am-4pm, Wine club event707-431-2700, www.dutchercrossingwinery.comAUGUST 1225th Annual Summer-Fall Winemaker DinnerSeries: Trione VineyardsJoin Scott covington, Winemaker – inn at the tides, Bodega Bay, $89www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788AUGUST 12Songwriters In Sonomaat Meadowcroft WinesSonoma, rSVP, 707-934-4090, www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.comAUGUST 12Jus Soli Winery Winemaker DinnerSea ranch lodge, the Sea ranch, 5:30pm, $99, 800-732-7262AUGUST 13Piano on the Patioat Chateau St. Jean WineryKenwood, 5-8pm, reservations requiredwww.chateaustjean.com, 800-543-7572AUGUST 13Andrea Mugnaini – Wood Fired Cooking Classlambert Bridge Winery, healdsburg, 11am-2pm, $100, $90/memberswww.lambertbridge.com, 707-431-4670AUGUST 13La Follette Vineyards Winemaker Dinnerriver Myst have, healdsburg, 6-9pmwww.rivermysthaven.com, 707-431-8146AUGUST 13Healdsburg Art WalkDowntown healdsburg, 5-8pm, www.healdsburg.com, 707-433-6935AUGUST 1325th Vintage Celebration Open HousePeterson Winery, healdsburg, 4:30-7:30pmwww.peteresonwinery.com, 707-431-7568AUGUST 13Second Saturday Art WalkDowntown Petaluma, 4-7pmwww.PetalumaDowntown.com, 707-762-9348AUGUST 13Dinner in the VineyardStryker Sonoma Winery, geyserville, 5:30-8:30pmwww.strykersonoma.com, 707-433-1944AUGUST 13An Affair with ZinfandelPassalacqua Winery, healdsburg, 5-8:30pm, $55, 445/memberswww.passalacquawinery.com, 707-433-5550AUGUST 13Cooking DemonstrationMcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 1-4pm, $85www.mcevoyranch.com, 866-617-6779AUGUST 13-14Gravenstein Apple Fairragle ranch Park, Sebastopol, 707-824-1765AUGUST 14Second Sunday Paella & Pinotfreestone Vineyards, freestonewww.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010AUGUST 145th Annual Muscardini Cellars Barrel TastingSonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 707-933-9305AUGUST 17Bossanova, Wine & Sunsetsat Paradise RidgeSanta rosa, 6-8:30pm, www.prwinery.com, 707-528-WineAUGUST 18Winemaker Dinner Series: Ruinart ChampagneSanté restaurant, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonomawww.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000AUGUST 19Tapas on the Terraceat Gloria Ferrer WinerySonoma, 5:30-7:30pm, $35, $29.75/memberswww.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999AUGUST 19-21Downtown Healdsburg Sidewalk SaleDowntown healdsburg, 707-433-6935, www.healdsburg.comAUGUST 204th Annual Lobster Feedat St. Francis WinerySanta rosa, Patrons classic & Prestige Member event, 6:30-9:30pm$99/members, $125/guests, www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WineAUGUST 20Grape to Glass at Saralee’s Vineyardrussian river Valley Winegrowershealdsburg, www.rrvw.org, 707-521-2534AUGUST 20Sonoma Valley Red & White BallSonoma Plaza, Sonoma, Dave Martin’s house Party Band6-11pm, $75, www.svgreatschools.com, 707-935-9566AUGUST 20Hike & Taste in the VineyardsKunde family estate, Kenwood, 10am, $30, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501AUGUST 2016th Annual Grape to Glass Hogin the Fog Pre-Harvest PartyWindsor, russian river Valley Winegrowers, richard’s grove & Saralee’sVineyard 4-10pm, www.rrvw.org, 707-521-2534AUGUST 20Pig Roast on the Patio at Fritz Winerycloverdale, 3-7pm, $40, $20/memberswww.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389AUGUST 20-21Wings Over the Wine Country AirshowSonoma country Airport, Santa rosa, 707-575-7900AUGUST 20-2121st Annual Cotati Accordion Festivalla Plaza Park, cotati, www.cotatifest.com, 707-664-0444AUGUST 21Zinfanatics Zinfandel Party & BBQat Mayo Family Wineryglen ellen, 11am, $15, free/memberswww.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-938-9401AUGUST 21Sonoma Country Music BBQ with Dierks BentleySonoma county fairgrounds, Santa rosa, 2-10pmwww.sonomamusicbbq.comAUGUST 21Ducky Derby at Gundlach BundschuSonoma, 10:30am-1:30pm, www.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277AUGUST 25Live Music: Art Vs Science at Gundlach BundschuSonoma, 6:30pm, $20/adv, $25, www.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277AUGUST 26Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer:Wine Tasting FUNdamentalsSonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25 plus taxwww.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999AUGUST 26Ride with Deb at Dutcher Crossinghealdsburg, 9-11am, 707-431-2700www.dutchercrossingwinery.comAUGUST 26Pinot & Popcorn: Star WarsDeloach Vineyards, Santa rosa – $15, $10/members, $5/kids7:30pm doors open, movie after darkwww.deloachvineyards.com, 707-526-9111x110AUGUST 26Balletto Vineyards Winemaker DinnerSanta rosa golf & country club, Santa rosawww.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455AUGUST 26-28Indy® Grand Prix of Sonomainfineon raceway, Sonoma – iZoD indy®car Serieswww.infineonraceway.com, 800-870-rAceAUGUST 272008 Landslide VineyardCabernet Sauvignon ReleaseSimi Winery, healdsburg, 12-3pm, $15/members, $25www.simiwinery.com, 707-473-3213, rSVPAUGUST 27Summer Lobster Boilnicholson ranch Winery, Sonoma, 7-10pm, $120, $95/memberswww.nicholsonranch.com, 707-938-8822AUGUST 27Zinfandel Lovers Rejoice!ravenswood Winery, Sonoma, 11am-4pm, $20, $15/memberswww.ravenswood-wine.com, 707-933-2326AUGUST 27Vineyard & Varietal Explorationon Bradford Mountain VineyardPeterson Winery, healdsburg, 8am-1pm, $45, $35/memberswww.peteresonwinery.com, 707-431-7568AUGUST 27Taste of PetalumaDowntown Petaluma, 11:30am-4pmwww.tasteofpetaluma.org, 707-763-8920Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 17


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKAUGUST 27-28Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine FestivalWatts ranch, Bodega, 10am-5pm707-824-8717, www.winecountryfestivals.comLAKE/MENDOCINOEVERY SECOND SATURDAYFood & Wine PairingsMcnab ridge tasting room, hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.comONGOING FRIDAYSTuscan Village Music Art Seriesterrill cellars, lower lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354ONGOING FRIDAYSSummer Concert in the Park Serieslibrary Park, lakeport, 6:30-8:30pm, 707-263-6113• July 29: Snake Alley• Aug 5: incendio• Aug 12: Kaye BohlerONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 7Duet, Exhibition of Fine Woodwork &Musical Instrumentsodd fellows hall, Mendocino, 707-9372486JULY 30Concert in the VineyardMoore family Vineyard, Kelseyville, 7pm, $25www.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-279-9279JULY 30-317th Annual Lake County Wine Adventurelake county Winery Association – Visit participating lake county wineries!10am-5pm, $35/adv, $40www.lakecountywineries.org, 800-595-Wine (9463)AUGUST 535th Annual Mendocino County FairWine Competitionreds, Whites and greens honored During Annual tasting competitionwww.mendocinowinecompetition.com, 707-468-9886AUGUST 5-75th Annual Blue Wing Blues Festivaltallman hotel, Upper lake, 5:30-9pmwww.tallmanhotel.com, 707-275-2244AUGUST 5-7Gaia FestivalBlack oak ranch, laytonville, www.thegaiafestival.com, 707-984-8457AUGUST 5-2618th Annual Quilt & Textile Exhibitionlower lake historic Schoolhouse Museum, lower lake707-995-3565AUGUST 6Art in the GardensMendocino coast Botanical gardens, fort Braggwww.gardenbythesea.com, 707-964-4352AUGUST 13Yorkville Highlands Wine FestivalYorkville cellars, Yorkville, www.yorkvillehighlands.org, 707-895-2341AUGUST 13Wine & Food Pairing & Concert in the Gardentulip hill Winery, nice, 4-7pmwww.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373AUGUST 18-2150th Annual Art in the Redwoods Festivalgualala Arts center, gualala, www.gualalaarts.org, 707-884-1138AUGUST 1914th Annual Taste of LakeportMain Street, lakeport, 5-10pm, $25/adv, $30www.lakeportmainstreet.com, 707-263-8843AUGUST 20Concert in the VineyardMoore family Vineyard, Kelseyville, 7pm, $25www.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-279-9279AUGUST 20-2129th Annual Round Valley Blackberry Festivalround Valley, www.roundvalley.orgBAY AREASAN FRANCISCOONGOINGThe Walt Disney Family Museumthe Presidio of San francisco, San francisco, 415-345-6816www.waltdisney.org• ongoing through July 31: film, Moon PilotONGOINGSeasons Swirlfour Seasons hotel, San francisco, 5:30-7:30pmwww.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838• Aug 2: fischer VineyardsONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 9Golden Gate Park Band Summer Sunday Concertsgolden gate Park, San francisco, 1pm, freewww.goldengateparkband.org, 510-530-0814AUGUST 1Jordan Vineyard & Winery Tasting & Dinnercampton Place, San francisco – rob Davis, Winemaker, Jordan Vineyardwww.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574AUGUST 21Family Winemakers of Californiafort Mason center, San francisco, 3-6pmwww.familywinemakers.org, 415-705-0646SAN MATEO COUNTYAUGUST 13-14Burlingame ArtsFestBurlingame Avenue, Burlingame, 10am-6pmwww.burlingamechamber.org, 650-344-1735SANTA CLARA COUNTYONGOINGTasting Room TuesdaysSanta cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the fairmont San Jose, San JoseWinery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pmwww.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463• Aug 16, 23: naumann VineyardsONGOINGConcert Series at Mountain WinerySaratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com• July 29: An evening with Melissa etheridge• July 30: creedence clearwater revisited/three Dog night• July 31: k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang• Aug 2: george thorogood & the Destroyers with Kenny Wayne Shepherd• Aug 4: the Doobie Brothers• Aug 6: Pat Benatar & neil giraldo/Dennis DeYoung: the music of Styx• Aug 7: An evening with the Beach Boys• Aug 9: gipsy Kings featuring nicholas reyes & tonino Baliardo• Aug 13: huey lewis and the news• Aug 18: Aimee Mann• Aug 19: lewis Black• Aug 20: toad the Wet Sprocket with Alo• Aug 21: goo goo Dolls/Michelle Branch & Parachute• Aug 23: garrison Keillor’s A Prairie home companion• Aug 24: An evening with Brian Wilson, Beach Boys co-founder• Aug 26: Jeff Bridges & his Band Performing Songs from crazy heart & moreJULY 28Time for Wineclos lachance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itSWineJULY 31Groovin’ in the Groveclos lachance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itSWineAUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25Time for Wineclos lachance, San Martin,www.clos.com, 800-itSWineAUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28Groovin’ in the Groveclos lachance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-itSWineALAMEDA COUNTYOngoingWaterfront Flicks – All Films with Food ThemeJack london Square, oakland, sunset, free, www.JacklondonSquare.com• Aug 4: ratatouille• Aug 18: Dinner for SchmucksONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUSTDancing Under the StarsJack london Square, oakland, 8:30-10pm, freewww.JacklondonSquare.com• July 29: foxtrot• Aug 5: Samba• Aug 12: Argentine tango• Aug 19: Salsa• Aug 26: the final lesson featuring live salsa musicAUGUST 20-2111th Annual Art & Soul OaklandDowntown oakland, 510-444citY, www.ArtandSouloakland.comCONTRA COSTA COUNTYONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Night Tastings at PrimaWalnut creek, 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/memberswww.primivini.com, 925-735-7780ONGOING SATURDAYSSaturday Night Tastings at PrimaWalnut creek, 3-5pm, $20, $10/memberswww.primaristorante.com, 925-935-7780ONGOINGSummer Concert Serieshannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463• July 29: Midnight run• Aug 12: Brandon tyler Band• Aug 19: the never too late Band• Aug 26: Unlicensed therapyONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 11Movies Under the Starshannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1Ladies Nighthannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463LIVERMOREONGOINGBankhead Theatrelivermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org• July 29-31: the Sound of Music• Aug 5-7: the Sound of Music• Aug 10: Keiko Matsui• Aug 20-21: h.M.S. PinaforeONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2Concerts in the Parklions Wayside Park, Pleasanton, 7-8:30pmwww.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199• July 29: groovy Judy• Aug 5: the cooltones• Aug 12: Blind nurse• Aug 19: Burton & co.• Aug 26: hot rods BandFRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUSTFree Outdoor Concert Series – Friday Night LiveShea holmes Stage, Bankhead theater, livermore, 6:30-8pmwww.bankheadtheater.org, 925-373-6800• July 29: cool tones• Aug 5: All About Dancing• Aug 12: gabe Duffin Band• Aug 19: Blind Dog• Aug 26: el DesayunoCheck the website for more eventswww.winecountrythisweek.comEmail Your Events tocathy@WineCountryThisWeek.comfor best results, send your emails at least 6 to 8weeks prior to the date of your event. event listingsare free, and published as space is available and atthe discretion of Wine country this Week.18Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOINGWine Cave Tasting ExperienceWente Vineyards, livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20, $15/wine club membersrSVP, 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com/cavesONGOINGThursday Nights at the Tablethree-course family dining, $29, $39/includes wine, the restaurant at WenteVineyards, livermore, 7pm, rSVP www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2444ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAYWine & Cheese Pairingla rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pmwww.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBERWente WednesdayWente estate Winery tasting room, livermore5-8pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305ONGOING WEEKENDS THROUGH LABOR DAYTasting on the Patiola rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pm, www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442JULY 28The Cinema at Wente Vineyards:Young FrankensteinWente Vineyards, livermore, 6:30pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2300JULY 29, 31Lend Me a Tenorconcannon Vineyard, livermore, www.livermoreShakes.org, 925-433-2273JULY 29Comedy Uncorkedretzlaff Vineyards, livermore, www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941JULY 30Livermore Shakespeare Festival: Macbethconcannon Vineyard, livermore, www.livermoreShakes.org, 925-433-2273JULY 30Homegrown on the Estate Lawn: The Holdup,Quicksand Marching Band & The Front PorchWente Vineyards, 6-10pm, $10/adv, $15www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305JULY 30-31La Rochelle Teams with Local Children’s Charityon New Pinot Noirfeaturing the Bradley Vineyard Pinot noir at its weekend tasting on the Patio.12:30-4:30pm, $10,www.lrwine.comJULY 31Opera in the Vineyardretzlaff Vineyards, livermore, www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941AUGUST 2Summer Garden Tourthe restaurant at Wente Vineyards, livermore, 10:30am-12pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2450AUGUST 31st Wednesday Street Party: Dog Days of SummerDowntown Pleasanton, 4:30-10pmwww.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199AUGUST 6Summer Jubilee to the Nth Degreeestate tasting room, Wente Vineyards, 12-5pm, $10/members, $15www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305AUGUST 6-735th Anniversary Celebrationfenestra Winery, livermore, 12-5pmwww.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246AUGUST 7Artist Reception: Acrylics by Angela Oliverestate tasting room, Wente Vineyards, livermore, 1-3pmwww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305AUGUST 7-31Exhibit: Acrylics by Angela Oliverestate tasting room, Wente Vineyards, livermorewww.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305AUGUST 12La Luna FridaysMurrieta’s Well, livermore, 6-9pm, www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395AUGUST 12Homegrown on the Estate Lawn:A B and Sea, Soft White Sixties & the front PorchWente Vineyards, livermore, 6-10pm, $10/adv, $15www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305NORTH CENTRAL COASTONGOING FRIDAYSFromage Friday at Taste Morganthe crossroads carmel – enjoy a special cheese sampling with your tasting ofMorgan & lee family farm wines. 3-5pmwww.morganwinery.com, 831-626-3700ONGOING SUNDAYSLibrary Sunday at Taste Morganthe crossroads carmel – An opportunity to taste some older vintages fromMorgan Winery’s cellar. 2-5pm, 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.comONGOINGLive Music at KRML Radiothe eastwood Building, carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.comONGOINGThursday Night Music SeriesBargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.comONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSSweet Thursdays at Cannery RowMonterey, family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts, 4-8pm831-649-6690ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYSMonterey Museum of ArtMonterey, evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTHPair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellarsgilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca icecream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases.www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827EVERY TUESDAYFocus on Monterey County Winescepage Wine Bar, rancho cellars, carmel, 3-8pm831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.comWEDNESDAYSWine Down Wednesdaysfortino Winery, gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305ONGOING THROUGH JULY 30Carmel Bach FestivalVarious venues in carmel, www.bachfestival.org, 831-624-1521ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 10Free Movies on the BeachSanta cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz, 9pmwww.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590• July 27: et• Aug 3: raiders of the lost Ark• Aug 10: Back to the futureSUNDAYS -THURSDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 18Cirque PolynesianSanta cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruzwww.beachboardwalk.comTHURSDAYS THROUGH AUGUSTThursday Night Music Seriescreekside courtyard, Bargetto Winery, Soquelwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11, 6-8pmFRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUSTFresco Fridayscreekside courtyard, Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 12-2pmwww.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2Friday Night Bands on the BeachSanta cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruzwww.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590• July 29: the edgar Winter Band• Aug 5: gin Blossoms• Aug 12: Berlin featuring terri nunn• Aug 19: Santana original lead singer gregg rolie• Aug 26: eddie MoneyJULY 29Music in the Vineyard: Shane Dwightfortino Winery, gilroy, 7-10pm, $5, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305JULY 292nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner Serieschaminade resort & Spa, Santa cruz, 6pm, $100www.chaminade.com, 831-475-5600, rSVPJULY 29-31Monterey Bay ReggaeFestMonterey fairgrounds, Monterey, www.mbayreggaefest.net, 831-394-6534JULY 29-3133rd Annual Gilroy Garlic Festivalchristmas hill Park, gilroy – cooking demos, garlic showdown, live music &much more! www.gilroygarlicfestival.com, 408-842-1625JULY 29-31, AUGUST 5-7Day Out With Thomas, The Leader of the Track Tourroaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484JULY 31Moss Landing Antiques Street FaireStreets of Moss landing, 7:30am-5pm, 831-633-4501AUGUST 4Gary’s Wine DinnerBernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 6:30pm, $165www.bernardus.com, 888-648-9463AUGUST 7Taste Morgan in the Crossroads Carmelteam Morgan and chef todd fisher battle for the title of "Best ribs!"12-3pm, $10, $5/wine club, www.morganwinery.com, 831-626-3700AUGUST 122nd Annual Scheid VineyardsNew Release Beach Party & ClambakeDel Monte Beach, Monterey, $60, rSVPwww.scheidwines.com, 831-455-9990AUGUST 1319th Annual Winemakers’ Celebrationthe Barnyard Shopping Village, carmel – over 40 wineries pour 200 wine. culinarysamples, jazz music & a silent auction. 1-4pm, $30/adv, $35www.montereywines.org, 831-375-9400AUGUST 15-21Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionVarious locations in Monterey, www.rolex.comAugust 17-20Dine in DiVinechateau Julien Wine estate, carmel Valleywww.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600• Aug 17: Porcshe• Aug 18: ferrari• Aug 19: Vintage cars• Aug 20: tesla & Alternative fuel VehiclesAUGUST 19-21Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionMazda raceway laguna Seca, Monterey, 8am-5pmwww.Mazdaraceway.com, 800-327-7322SOLANO COUNTYSUISUN VALLEYONGOING$5 Wines by the GlassWinterhawk Winery, fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pmlive music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977• July 30: feral MoonJULY 30Summer Beach Party & Reggae ConcertBlue Victorian Winery, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-422-8025AUGUST 6Mankas Summer Series Garden ConcertsVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineAUGUST 27Music & A Slab in the VinesVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vinewww.WineCountryThisWeek.com19


FEATURE STORY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPhotos by Lisa SzeFrank Family Vineyardsby Charles NeaveMost wineries, if they would ever get ascore of 90 or above on one of their winesfrom the all-powerful wine critic Robert M.Parker, Jr., would jump for joy, pop the corkon a bottle of sparkling and slap each otheron the back. Two ratings like that and it’smagnums of the bubbly and hoots andhollers. So imagine the reaction at the end oflast year when the Napa Valley’s Frank FamilyWinery got not one, not two, not three, butfive scores in the 90s. For fans and collectors,it probably didn’t come as any surprise at all.For starters you need to know that thisfabled Napa Valley winery makes some of thefinest, most sought after, most coveted andrecognizable wine in the world. Then youhave to understand that when you travel totheir Larkmead Lane tasting room betweenSt. Helena and Calistoga, you’ll have a memorabletime and will leave with a smile on yourface.As they always say, “You’ll never havebetter wine ... or a better time.” That’s thepromise you get from the folks in theirtasting room in the northern half of the valley,where the Vaca Range to the east and theMayacamas to the west slowly begin toconverge, to make the valley seem in someways more geographically and topographicallyintimate.The winery’s setting is almost as exceptionalas the wines they produce, age, sell andpour. But above all, the wines are simply that:very, very good. There are legions of loyal andreturning wine-loving fans who will readily –and most enthusiastically – attest to that.These loyalists may not qualify as a fullblowncult, but it is pretty darned close, andthey are international in scope, joined in theirlove and respect for this winery. So on secondthought, maybe it is more a matter of peoplejoined together by infinite good taste.If you want to meet people in the NapaValley and points beyond, simply have abottle of Frank Family wine on your table orthe bar and let it go from there. It is an immediatecatalyst to good conversation andperhaps a new acquaintance or two.While praise for the winery, the wines andthe tasting room may be completely up-to-theminute, its history goes back more than 125years. Back in 1884, the name on thebuilding was Larkmead Winery. Later, in1906, that same building was refinished withnative sandstone quarried from nearby hills.Today, it is considered to be a prime exampleof California Wine Country architecture andis listed on the National Register of HistoricalPlaces.The grounds are expansive, with a greatlawn, rose bushes, majestic old oaks andtrimmed hedges that complement the wineryand tasting room. Once inside the stunningtasting rooms the seriousness of the winemakingprocess is balanced with good humorand as much information as you might wanton how grapes are magically turned intowine. Or if you want to simply revel in thetastes in the glass, that is perfectly fine withthem.The stewardship of the historic property isnow the responsibility of Hollywood iconRichard Frank, recipient of an Emmy for lifetimeachievement. As chairman of WaltDisney Television, president of Walt DisneyStudios for almost ten years and president ofthe Paramount Television Group, he expectedperfection. It is certainly no different at thewinery that bears his name and it shows upeverywhere you look, and taste.The wines begin with the Chardonnay, abottling that is perfect to sip by itself or to20 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY FEATUREserve with food. As with all FrankFamily wines it stirs up greatemotion and lingers.The dense, spicy Zinfandel –where the fruit seems to combinedark chocolate and cracked blackpepper notes with the essence ofraspberry – creates a wine thatfairly explodes in the mouth andends with a lingering finish. Itwalks a path of flavors andaromas that are characteristic ofboth the Cabernet Sauvignon aswell as the limited productionRutherford Reserve Cab, aged foryears in oak barrels at the winery.Also on the list are the limitededition bottlings of ReserveChardonnay, plus a marvelouslyfood-friendly Rutherford ReserveSangiovese, a Reserve Pinot Noir,Reserve Zin and, from the famedsoil of Rutherford to the south, anindescribable Winston Hill RedWine. Then add to that threedistinct sparkling wines and (anoften sold out) Zinfandel Port.As tasting room managerDennis Zablosky, an icon in hisown right says, “I want visitors’memories of the winery to be asmuch about their experience hereas the wines they taste.”So, in the end, you cannot gowrong, no matter your preferencesand tastes. Combine thatwith the atmosphere and the staffand you really will have some ofthe best wine – and the best times– of your life.The tasting room at FrankFamily Vineyards is located at1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga.They’re open daily, from10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For moreinformation or directions, call1-800-574-9463 or (707) 942-0859, or go to the website atwww.frankfamilyvineyards.com. For parties of six or more,appointments are necessary.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com21


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKBennett Lane Winery Debuts New Tasting RoomIncredible New Visitor's Center Features Custom ipad Tasting ExperienceBennett Lane Winery in Calistoga is proud to announce theopening of their newly remodeled tasting room at their Calistogawinery. Only eight years old, Bennett Lane has quickly become oneof the top vintners in the valley and has upgraded their tasting roomto match the amazing accolades that the wines have received in theirfirst few years. It is fast becoming the must see destination for winelovers visiting California's newest AVA.Well known for being one of the friendliest and most welcomingwineries in the valley, Bennett Lane now adds being one of the mostscenic and modern. In addition to the new elegantly appointed tastingbar, they are premiering their new custom ipad application for theirguests to use for an interactive tasting experience. Guests can not onlyread the latest reviews and tasting notes – but find interesting foodpairing recipes, share their favorite new wines on facebook, and emailtheir personal wine notes home, all while tasting a glass of Napa’sfinest. Owner Randy Lynch notes; “As a small winery we strive to notonly make the best hand-crafted wines available, but also one of themost educational and enjoyable tasting experiences around for guestscoming to visit one of the premier wine growing regions in the world.”The winery has more than just a new and updated tasting room tocelebrate. In addition to the fabulous upgrades to the winery, theyhave received an incredible twelve 90-plus point scores this year alonefrom Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker. Whether it’sL O D G I N Gthe first visit or the first in a while, this is the perfect time to journeyto the top of the Napa Valley and experience Bennett Lane Winery.Founded by Randy and Lisa Lynch in 2003, Bennett Lane’s off-thebeatentrack location and elegant, new tasting room offer visitors toNapa a “secret gem” and a great way to learn about – and try – someof Napa’s best Cabernet Sauvignons in a more intimate setting. BennettLane currently produces: a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($55);Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, ($95); the limited productionLynch Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, a single vineyardCalistoga Appellation wine; Maximus ($35) – a blend of CabernetSauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Petit Verdot – “a red feastingwine;” Los Carneros Reserve Chardonnay ($45); White Maximus, ablend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay ($28) and a limitedproduction Port-style Dessert Wine ($60).Bennett Lane Winery’s estate vineyards and sourced vineyards aresustainably-farmed and Bennett Lane is currently taking the stepstoward Napa Green certification. Napa Green vineyard and land certificationis a voluntary program for Napa Valley vintners and grapegrowers that enhances the watershed and restores habitat withsustainable agriculture practices.Located at 3340 Highway 128, approximately two miles north ofCalistoga, Bennett Lane’s tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to5:30 p.m. by appointment. Tours may be made in advance by calling(707) 942-6684, or toll free at 1-877-MAX-NAPA.NAPA VALLEYCANDLELIGHT INNPrivate baths; tV/phone and Ac; two-personmarble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies ordecks; three-course gourmet breakfast, horsd’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious30'x60'; swimming pool1045 Easum Drive, Napa1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com22NAPA VALLEYPINK MANSIONthe perfect napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room,lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting, large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi,in-room massage and facials available. 1-800-238-74651415 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga www.pinkmansion.comBRANNAN COTTAGE INNSix spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths,queen-size beds and a refrigerator. two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisionsas well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertimevisits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings.109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.netwww.brannoncottageinn.com (707) 942-4200SONOMA 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.comSONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERNVINTNERS INNforty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-25844350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.comCALDERWOOD INN25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg Toll-free: 800-600-5444innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com Phone: 707-431-1110FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEYHILTON GARDEN INN2200 Gateway Court, (707) 426-6900Fairfieldwww.hiltongardeninn.comHOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797Fairfieldwww.hiexpress.comMONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTLONE OAK LODGEWithin minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.comFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKAndretti Winery – Visit Tuscany in Napa ValleyThe finest things in life are often hidden away, and that’s the casewith the award-winning Andretti Winery. Nestled alongside a quietcountry lane in the heart of the legendary Napa Valley, AndrettiWinery exudes Old World charm as it whisks wine lovers back in timeto a slower pace of life. Modeled after a rambling Italian village, thewinery conjures up the boyhood home of its namesake, MarioAndretti, the finest race car driver of all time. Complete with a stonetiledpiazza and charming fountain, towering cypress trees andtwining grapevines, Andretti Winery exudes a warm sense ofwelcome. Once inside, visitors can enjoy gracious Italian hospitality asthey taste a wide array of wines and browse among memorabilia fromMario Andretti’s legendary racing career.Founded in 1996 by Mario Andretti and his longtime friend, JoeAntonini, former Chairman, President and CEO of Kmart Corporation,Andretti Winery is dedicated to celebrating the Italian lifestyle,complete with the finest wines produced anywhere in the world.Blessed with premium grapes grown in the most acclaimed valley inCalifornia, Andretti Winery produces an array of wines that – likeMario Andretti himself – are second to none.Surrounding Andretti Winery, in the esteemed Oak Knoll region ofthe Napa Valley, is a 42-acre estate vineyard, planted with Chardonnay,Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. The Oak Knoll location isa blessing, since the climate is cooler than the upper reaches of theNapa Valley, yet warmer than the Carneros region to the south,making it especially conducive to growing diverse varietals such asChardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. This unique climate, combinedwith quick-draining soils, yields small but intensely flavored grapes,just the sort of fruit that yields the very best wines.The singular goal at Andretti Winery is to create wines that are bothfruit-forward and food-friendly; wines that can be thoroughly enjoyedwith a meal today or tucked away in the cellar for additionalcomplexity. Well-known for its widely distributed Selection Series ofAndretti Wines, the winery also offers a nice amount of awardwinningpremium wines that are only available at the winery orthrough its website. These exclusive wines include the MontonaReserve Series and the Napa Series.Named for Mario Andretti’s childhood home of Montona, Italy(renamed Motovun, Croatia, after World War II), the ultra-premiumMontona wines are crafted exclusively from estate-grown grapes andother stellar Napa Valley fruit. This acclaimed series includes an EstateChardonnay, Estate Merlot, Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignonand Zinfandel Port. Due to limited availability and very high demand,these esteemed Montona wines are available only to Andretti Winerywine club members and winery visitors.The Napa Valley Series is crafted primarily from prized Napa Valleyfruit. It includes a premium array of popular, food-friendly varietalssuch as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, PinotNoir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like the MontonaSeries, these premium wines are available only at the winery orthrough its website, www.andrettiwinery.com.Though it feels far removed from the busy traffic of Highway 29,Andretti Winery is conveniently located midway between Yountvilleand downtown Napa, just west of the Silverado Trail, at 4162 BigRanch Road. Visitors are welcome daily (except major holidays) from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are offered tasting of five wines for $15 perperson, and they now offer public tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for only$20 per person. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to makeadvance reservations.Guests can choose from an array of wine tasting experiencesdesigned to suit a wide range of interests. From a simple but satisfyingsampling of five Andretti Winery wines in the cozy tasting room to acustom experience that includes wine and food pairing, wineblending or a tour of the winery and vineyard, visits can be tailored toeach guest’s schedule and desires. Visitors who join the AndrettiWinery wine club are invited to numerous celebrations at the winery,including release parties and private dinners. Regardless of the event,gatherings at Andretti Winery are always filled with fun and friendship,fine wine and wonderful food, in an incomparable Napa Valleysetting.If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a Napa Valley estate or an Italianvilla surrounded by acres of vineyards, you’ll be delighted to knowthat Andretti Winery is available for private events – from corporatedinners and meetings to personal functions such as birthday partiesand family reunions. You and your guests are welcome to enjoy thestunning villa complete with a warm fireplace and display kitchen aswell as the lovely piazza and lawn area complete with expansive viewsof our estate vineyards.To schedule a visit to Andretti Winery, please visit the website atwww.andrettiwinery.com or call 1-888-460-8463.24 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRaymond Vineyards – Respect for History and Placeby Josh SteinRaymond Vineyards became part of the Boisset Family Estates collectionof wineries in 2009 with the expressed goal of rejuvenating the estate andpropelling forward into its fifth decade and beyond. Boisset Family Estates iswell known around the wine world for this kind of rejuvenation inBurgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhône Valley, and in the south of France. Thecurrent Raymond Vineyards team has maintained the Raymond family’stradition of excellence even as they have sought to renew the property andits wines. They have taken the idea of an estate very seriously, which meansthere’s a lot more going on than just vines. Yes, they matter – there’s no winewithout grapes, after all – but the quality of the grapes comes from the environmentwithin which the vines prosper.The estate’s eighty-one Rutherford acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc; ten acres of CabernetSauvignon are just north of the winery in St. Helena. An additional 210 acresof rolling hillsides are planted to Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc alongJameson Canyon in the southeastern edge of Carneros fog and San Pablo Baybreezes, perfect conditions for white grape cultivation.The Raymond Vineyards estate is now more than halfway along its threeyearjourney to organic and biodynamic certification – a display of theBoisset family’s true commitment to stewardship on behalf of future generationsof the estate – and sheep, goats and chickens have all been integratedinto helping to maintain the balance and fertility of the vineyards. Pygmygoats and sheep provide organic weed control, and Rhode Island Red, Americaunaand Blue Orpington chickens provide vineyard bug control, as wellas daily eggs. No synthetic pesticides or fertilizers are used at all, allowing fora healthier soil ecosystem, healthier vines and grapes, and better wines.As regards the wines and as befits an estate as varied as this one, there area variety of tasting options and experiences to accommodate a range oflifestyles and experiences, or as they’ll tell you when you visit, “There’s somethingfor everyone.” If you’re looking for the classic American tasting roomexperience, the Main Tasting Room presents Raymond Favorites, StellarCabernets, and a number seasonal, winery-only releases. If you’re looking tosee how great Napa Cabernet ages, the Library Room’s access to verticalflights is the place to be. If you’re into the presentation of wine and wineservice, of how aeration, particularly in Baccarat decanters, has an impact onwhat’s in the glass, then the Crystal Cellar’s Earth & Air sensory experienceis something not to be missed.The options don’t end there. The Barrel Room, candlelit and intimate, isavailable to host small groups, allowing for barrel-sampling of wines prior tobottling – a very unique way of gaining some winemaker insight. On the flipside, if the enjoyment of wine as part of your active, excitement-filled lifesounds more like you, the JCB Lounge presents a distinctive Napa Valleywinery experience: wine and entertainment, complete with music, videogames, and the JCB #1, winemaker Stephanie Putnam’s newest Cabernet.Not visiting with those old enough to partake? You’ve been thoughtfullyprovided with several fantastic hospitality experiences, too. The Theatre ofNature uses plant and animal life to explain the natural winegrowing philosophyin action around you on the property; the collection of empty pictureframes provides ample opportunity for photographic entertainment, too.Equally, the Grove presents plenty of family-friendly activities that showcasewine country life: croquet, badminton, basketball, bocce and pétanque.There is a firepit for grilling and an orchard with more than a dozen offerings.The view from the Generations Platform gives an elevated, in-personperspective of the majesty of the valley views.Of course, with wines and experiences this varied, the wine clubs alsoprovide a range of options for those wishing to have the estate experiencedelivered to them after they have returned home. Membership optionsrange from the Library or Cabernet Clubs, which provide access to specialCabernet bottlings; to the Red and White Club, which includes the full rangeof Raymond Vineyards wines; and the Rutherford Reds Club, for those witha “taste for the dust.” Members of all clubs are invited to club-exclusiveprivate tastings in the Club Lounge; wine and food pairings are also available.It’s impressive to handle such a transformation so smoothly, really.Raymond Vineyards is moving on into its fifth decade of existence, and it’sdoing so in good hands, watched over by a team of people dedicated tobringing the best out of the land through, of all things, age-old agriculturaland farming practices most of wine country seems to have forgotten about.Boisset Family Estates has brought its knowledge, honed in vineyardsthroughout the world, to good use, producing wines emblematic of theestate’s past while most definitely heralding its bright future. 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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKExplore the Famous Vineyards of Schug Estate Wineryby Abigail P. ZimmermanFor 30 years, Schug Carneros EstateWinery has showcased the passion of one ofCalifornia’s most celebrated winemakers andviticultural pioneers, Walter Schug.Founded in 1980, Schug Winery remainsa steadfast benchmark of fine Pinot Noir andChardonnay, two Burgundian varietalsproduced in old-world understanding andwinemaking traditions with today’s cuttingedgetechnologies.Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grow exceedinglywell in this 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 no wonder Schug Carneros Estatewines are perhaps some of the most consistentlypreferred and sought after wines in allwine country.Lace-Up your Sneakers & ExploreThese Vineyards On Foot!Working with the Sonoma County GrapeCommission, Schug Carneros Estate is proudto offer a self-guided tour of their awardwinningPinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards.This is the only self-guided vineyardtour in Carneros and an excellent opportunityto learn the nuts and bolts of this region,28its microclimates, and Schug’s world-famousgrape varietals.About a half-mile round trip, the VineyardAdventure is an excellent (and free!) opportunityto expand your wine knowledge andget your sneakers (slightly) dusty. Visit theSchug Tasting Room for your informationalmap. Start at the bluff behind the awineryand walk down through the rows of leafy,green vines learning about Carneros AVA,Schug’s sustainable farming practices and owlhouses, and the varietal origins and characteristicsof Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.End at the Schug Tasting Room andsample a flight of exquisite Chardonnay andPinot Noir releases sure to change your life.(Tasting fees apply.)Two delightful wines specifically await you:• 2009 Schug Sonoma Coast Chardonnay:Truly one of the more delicious, 90% steelfermentedChardonnays in all of Californiaand a deep, personal favorite, this lively andcrisp wine emphasizes the varietal characterwithout the use of new oak. A spicy citrusbouquet leads to juicy flavors of white peachand nectarine, followed by a sleek finish;($24).• And Schug’s brand new 2009 SonomaCoast Pinot Noir: Wine lovers and industryinsiders eagerly await this new Pinot! A blendof grapes from Carneros and the PetalumaGap, this pure Pinot is a fabulous wine withripe flavors, silky texture and crisp acidity.Aged primarily in large oak casks and neutralbarrels, the 2009 Schug Pinot Noir exhibitsflavors of cherries, strawberries and spice;($24).Walter Schug, Visionary WinemakerDrawing on his long experience in theproduction of fine wines in both Europe andCalifornia, Walter Schug established hisnamesake winery 30 years ago with his wifeGertrud. In the early years the Schugs leasedfacilities in Napa before purchasing a 50-acreparcel in 1989 in the cool, temperate regionof Carneros AVA where the winery iscurrently situated. Here, he could focus onPinot Noir and Chardonnay, two varietalsthat have always been close to his heart.Walter Schug established his reputation asWalter Schugone 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 EstateWinery produces fine wines from the bestgrapes available by maintaining the bestwinemaking values and gaining acceptanceworldwide as true contemporary classics.Taste at SchugTaste daily at the Winery from 10 a.m. to5 p.m. only 10 minutes from SonomaSquare. Drive up Bonneau Road, past Schugvineyards and rose borders to the Germanstyle post-and-beam building. Taste adelightful, changing menu of freshly openedwines for a $5 tasting fee and reserve winesfor $10. Groups of six or more must make areservation.Private tours and tastings are available byappointment. Picnic tables are also availablefor use by guests and the vista point 360°view of the surrounding area and the opportunityto see as far as Mount Diablo on a clearday. Delightful!Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSt. Francis Winery’s 2nd Annual ‘Stars Under the Stars’ FilmFestival Pairs Silver Screen Icons with Stellar Wines al FrescoSonoma County pioneer, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, expandsits 2nd annual “Stars Under the Stars” outdoor film festival this year tosix weeks and six classic films. Curated by celebrity sommelier andfilm aficionado Christopher Sawyer, the festival takes place everyThursday at the winery until August 18.Christopher Sawyer and St. Francis Winery CEO and PresidentChristopher Silva will host a short discussion of the evening’s film andsuggested wine pairing before each screening. “Great movies andelegant wines,” asserts Silva, “transport us to another place and time –all the more so under the sky and the stars on a summer night.”On Thursday, July 28, St. Francis pays tribute to the late directorJohn Hughes by screening the iconic coming of age film “FerrisBueller’s Day Off,” starring Mathew Broderick. This 1986 smash hit willbe followed on Thursday, August 4, by “American Grafitti,” anotherclassic coming of age film, this one set in 1962 and filmed in SonomaCounty. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the 100greatest movies ever made, American Grafitti was written and directedby George Lucas and stars Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard.Nominated for three Academy Awards, the 1989 baseball fantasyfilm “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta and BurtLancaster, screens on Thursday, August 11. The festival closes onThursday, August 18, with “Sideways,” arguably the most influentialwine movie of all time. That evening St. Francis will pay tribute toMerlot, the much maligned varietal in this Academy Award winningfilm. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the screening at 8 p.m.There is no charge for attending. Wine by the glass, charcuterie,SCHEDULE OF ST. FRANCIS STARS UNDER THE STARS• THURSDAY, JULY 28 – “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”• THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 – “American Graffiti”• THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 – “Field of Dreams”• THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 – “Sideways”popcorn, brownies and cookies will be available for purchase.For over 35 years, St. Francis Winery in Sonoma has hand-craftedfruit forward, luscious and full-bodied wines from superior mountainand valley vineyards in Sonoma County’s best appellations. St. FrancisSonoma County wines are bursting with flavor and are recognizedglobally for outstanding quality and great value.Christopher Sawyer travels the world following trends in wine andparticipating as a judge in international wine competitions. Sawyerearned the 2009 Best Sommelier in Sonoma County by The WineTasting Panel Magazine and is the recipient of many prestigiousawards and industry honors. As the world’s first and only Film FestivalSommelier, Sawyer conceived and curated the wine experiencethroughout the Sonoma Valley Film Festival, including creativelypairing wine and food with films throughout the festival and atcelebrity tributes. Christopher is currently sommelier-in-residence atthe Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar at The Lodge at Sonoma RenaissanceResort and Spa, where his wine list has received numerous awards.30Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSDeLoach Releases First Marin County VintageDeLoach Vineyards, a pioneering producer of Pinot Noir,Chardonnay, and Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley, has released itsfirst vintage of wines from Marin County. The four Marin wines, all2009 vintage, include: Stubbs Vineyard Pinot Noir ($40), StubbsVineyard Chardonnay ($35), Skyview Pinot Noir ($40) and the MarinCounty Pinot Noir ($35), a blend of the four vineyards that compriseDeLoach’s Marin commitment.A few years ago, Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, who is known forblazing trails of innovation in the wine world, recognized the distinctiveclimate and growing conditions of Marin County’s varied andunique terroir. After tasting a Pinot Noir from the Devil's Gulch Ranchmade by long-time Marin pioneer Dan Goldfield, Boisset immediatelyappreciated the wine’s strong focus and bright acidity, qualities reminiscentof the Burgundy Pinot Noirs of his homeland. The next week,Boisset, Goldfield and DeLoach Winemaker Brian Maloney exploredMarin’s diverse vineyards, tucked behind ridges and in valleys wellprotectedfrom the cold winds of the Pacific Ocean. Inspired by Goldfield’spassion, Boisset and Maloney were quickly convinced of thenascent region’s potential to become an appellation of distinction forpassionate cool-climate Pinot Noir devotees seeking bright, structuredwines with great acidity, finesse and elegance. They committedDeLoach’s distinguished winemaking regimen to achieving the greatpotential of Marin wines.Albeit a cottage industry compared to neighboring Sonoma andNapa counties, winemaking in Marin County dates back to the early1800s, initially brought to the area by the San Rafael Mission. It is oneof the coolest AVAs in California, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean tothe west and San Pablo Bay to the east, though winter temperaturesare typically warmer than Napa and Sonoma because of the moderatinginfluence of these bodies of water and the area’s heavy seasonalprecipitation. Cool springs and summers lead to long hang times; thelonger growing season helps create wines with balance, natural acidity,and lower alcohol levels.“Like other great appellations, there is wonderful detail withinMarin that is represented in the vineyards that we have chosen to workwith,” said Goldfield. DeLoach Vineyards has four different sites inMarin County from which they are now producing Pinot Noir andChardonnay. The organically farmed Stubbs Vineyard is located in anarrow valley that opens to the south and is the closest to Tomales Bay.It is divided by a seasonal creek that helps drain the area of cold airduring the frost season and acts as a channel for cold air and fogthrough the vineyard, making it one of the coldest sites for nonsparklingPinot Noir and Chardonnay in Marin. The wines from StubbsVineyards are more delicate than warmer climate sites and have adistinct elegance. The Chileno Valley Vineyard is located northeast ofStubbs, and varies dramatically from its neighbor. It is surrounded tothe west and south by ridges that protect it from the coldest air of thePetaluma Gap and Tomales Bay. Oriented on a slope with undulationsthrough the vineyard blocks, its climate is akin to the central RussianRiver Valley. Acid levels in fruit from this site are relatively low, amarked contrast to the rest of the fruit from the appellation. The nextsite, the Azaya Vineyard, is in Hicks Valley, south of Stubbs and on theopposite side of the dividing ridge. Cooler than Chileno Valley, thisyoung site has unharnessed potential to grow grapes with pure flavorsand textures. The last site, which becomes DeLoach’s Skyview PinotNoir, is located on a southeast facing hilltop. It is the most isolated sitefrom the Pacific Ocean and has varied, distinct vineyard blocks. Itshigher elevation acts as a moderating influence, producing darkcoloredfruit of intense concentration, while its location further inlandgives it a warmer growing season than more coastal Marin vineyards.These four sites in Marin County’s different terrain exemplify the versatileconditions in which the DeLoach winemaking team thrives andexplores the area’s remarkable potential.Located at 1791 Olivet Road in Santa Rosa, the DeLoach Vineyardstasting room, picnic area and organic garden are open to the publicdaily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the websiteat www.deloachvineyards.com.31


S U I S U N V A L L E YUnder the Rainbow Dreams Come True in Fairfieldby Barbara L. SteinbergLate winter rains have passed and spring skiesare clearing. Though not the Land of Oz, there aresome magical places under the rainbow just offI-80 in Northern California. How about the Landof Fairfield? Sometimes you have to be willing totake a chance … look beyond your own backyardand take the road less traveled. You won’t have totravel far. Fairfield is the perfect base camp to explore the profusion ofregional activities throughout Solano County and neighboring counties,as well.A short distance from California’s world-famous Napa Valley wineregion you’ll discover Fairfield’s rustic wine country in Suisun Valley.An idyllic destination, the Suisun Valley (pronounced sue-soon) isconveniently located less than 50 miles from Sacramento or San Francisco.A handful of tasting rooms are open to the public. What theylack in numbers, they make-up in quality, hospitality and welcomingexperience.You won’t find anyone but the winemakers or their families andfriends behind the pour. The Suisun Valley Cooperative offers winesfrom five distinctively different family-owned wineries. The Blue VictorianWinery is a private estate owned by the Vezérfamily where you can partake of the gentle life: barreltasting, a little bocce ball, and quiet views. Down thelane, Wooden Valley Vineyards & Winery’s historydates back more than 75 years. Daily tastings andshaded picnic tables provide rest and relaxation. Fillyour picnic basket at local farm stands or Barista Café& Deli at Mankas Corner.Separated from Napa Valley by the Vaca Mountains,it’s a charming back road ramble through the valleys of Suisunand Wooden into Napa. It’s not quite the long and windingroad…winding, yes, but less than 20 miles away. This amazingjourney includes spectacular scenery in a little-explored corner ofSolano County. Avoid all the hustle and bustle on this country lane asyou glide peacefully from Fairfield into downtown Napa. Check yourGPS coordinates or, if necessary, try an old-fashioned road map to findthe scenic route from Fairfield to Napa and back again.Many familiar brand hotels are located just off I-80, making Fairfielda convenient overnight and weekend getaway. Escapes to nearbywine valleys – Suisun and Napa – are gentle on the pocketbook if youinclude overnight stays in Fairfield. Spend the day and a night …your dreams can come true.32Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WoodenRd ValleySUISUN VALLEY EVENTSJULY 9, 23Mankas Summer Series Garden ConcertsVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineJULY 30Summer Beach Party & Reggae ConcertBlue Victorian Winery, Suisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-422-8025AUGUST 6Mankas Summer Series Garden ConcertsVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineAUGUST 27Music & A Slab in the VinesVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineSEPTEMBER 2Pick-up Party Movie Night in the GardensWine club Member event – Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineSEPTEMBER 3, 17Mankas Summer Series Garden ConcertsVezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valleywww.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VineSEPTEMBER 24California Candy FestivalJelly Belly Visitors center & factory, fairfield, 11am-6pm, $15www.californiacandyfestival.com37Soscol29Big Ranch Rd12Silverado TrailSilverado TrailMonticello RdNapaJameson Canyon Rd80Mason680121Atlas Peak RdGreen Valley CellarsGreen Valley RdCordeliaRockville RdSuisunValleyJarvisS U I S U NV A L L E YW I N E R I E SRock Creek VineyardBLUE VICTORIANWINERYVEZÉR FAMILY WINERYRockville RdSuisun Valley RdWooden Valley RdSuisun Valley RdMankasAbernathy RdSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comThe Napa Back RoadDaniel CappWinesGordon Valley RdGardens, Deli & Barista Wooden ValleySuisunWineryWine CoopLedgewoodCreekWinterhawkTenbrinkANHEUSER BUSCHBREWERY TOURSJELLY BELLYAltamuraVineyardsWaterman BlvdOliverVEZÉRPrivate Ranch& Tasting RoomBY APPOINTMENT ONLYClayton RdEagle EyeFairfieldFACTORY AND TOURS 12Suisun CityMankas Hills Winery80Three Locations to Visit inNapa?s Little Sister ~ Suisun SueTaste Award-Winning WinesATV, Wine Blending & Barrel Tasting TouSummer Concerts ¥ Private DinnersThree Beautiful Wedding or Corporate EveM ANKAS C ORNER2522 Mankas Corner Road, Suisun Valley ¥ 707422-8025Visit the historic Pony Express Office nofeaturing Wine Tasting, Gift Shop,Caf , Deli & Gardens. Open Daily — NO Appoin -ment Needed! Groups 12 to 200 welcome.10am to 5pm Sunday through Friday, open unti6pm on Saturday.BLUE V ICTORIAN W INERY5071 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley ¥ 70429-3958Enjoy this historic landmarks? picturesque velegant tasting room, manicuredgardens and bocce ball. Open Daily — Noappointment COMPLIMENTARY needed. Groups TASTING to 200 welcome.Present this ad for complimentary daily tasting at Mankas Corn10am to 5pm Sunday through Friday, open untiBlue VictorianEstate Ranch ATV VineyardTourVineyard Tour via 6-passenger ATV.Panoramic views during the 1-hour rideRelax for a seated tasting in the Vez33


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWinemaker Profile:The Hess CollectionDave GuffyA Farmer of Grapes Who Makes Many, Many Great WinesBy Josh SteinThe world-famous Hess Collection on Mt. Veeder has only had twowinemakers since its founding in 1982, and Dave Guffy has been thesecond one since 1999. Except that, in his job as Director of WinemakingOperations, winemaking is only part of everything he doessince he also manages the vineyards and grower relations. As he notes,“It isn’t just the grapes. I need to see the health of the vineyard andwhat shape everything is in. We operate under the philosophy thatwhat we are really doing is growing a bottle of wine, so this combinationof responsibilities simply made sense.” Indeed, through his understated,sure guidance, the winery has grown from two to four collections,to a total of more than two dozen wines annually in need of thestewardship he provides all the way from before bud break in the vineyardsthrough to bottling at the winery. As Dave remarks, “I have astrong belief in making wine in the vineyard, working each site toabsolutely maximize flavors. My goal is to make ripe, fruit-forwardCalifornia-style wines with both power and elegance.” And that hedoes.Dave’s exposure to the challenge of science-driven agriculturebegan early when the the native of San Jose, California, would spendsummers on his grandparents’ five-hundred-acre Kansas farm: “Thefarming aspect of wine has a primal challenge about it, and it’s thesame with winemaking – you can never know everything.” His collegecareer started at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo as a Food Science student,but work as a cellar rat in a small Santa Cruz Mountain winery spurredhis transferring to Fresno State, where he received a degree in Enologyand Viticulture. Shortly thereafter, Dave was named Assistant Winemakerand then Winemaker at Santa Maria’s Cambria Estate Winery in1990 and 1992, respectively, before being hand-selected by DonaldHess to guide the winery’s pioneer position in the wine industry intransforming to sustainable and organic farming and winemaking34practices. “I learned very early that I have to walk the vines,” he says.“Being environmentally conscious is not only the right thing to do, butin the end produces the best tasting wine.”Dave’s challenge was to sustainably farm more than one thousandacres, more than seven hundred in the Napa Valley alone. Davedescribes his and the winery’s task thusly: “The mantle of sustainabilitybrings more dust on your boots. Our approach now is to grow andnurture the healthiest vines we can, avoiding problems by becominggreat farmers. In the past, we waited for a problem to arise and thenapplied a ‘fix.’ Now, we avoid that approach, and everything is better,for the vines, our workers, and our community.” The results? Thisinitiative led to Hess Collection’s being one of the first ten wineries tobe certified by the Napa Valley Vintners Association under the NapaGreen Winery and Napa Green Land programs and one of the firstseventeen to receive certification through the California SustainableWinegrowing Alliance. It’s also produced many award-winning winesthrough the winery’s credo: “By being responsible in our business andwinegrowing practices, we are able to return to the land what we askit to provide.”The resulting range of releases is astounding, really. The HessCollection Mt. Veeder Estate wines show off this unique mountain inNapa with the highest elevation, coolest growing season, and mostgeologically diverse soils of any growing area in the Valley. The HessNapa Valley releases draw upon special fruit chosen from single vineyards.The Hess Select bottlings utilize estate fruit combined with thatfrom grower partners in the North Bay who utilize the winery’ssustainable practices. Perhaps the most exciting from both a winemakingas well as wine-enjoying perspective is the Hess Small Blockseries with almost a dozen specially selected wines to display winemakingfinesse with less familiar varietals, giving a sense of the estate’srange for growing premium grapes. What one gets in each bottle isDave’s signature: a wine that expresses where it came from, guidedeach step along to the way to show the purity of its fruit and the vineyardwhere it grew. Try one to see what a farmer’s vision produces!Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTasting Room of the Week:Turnbull Wine Cellarsby Charles NeaveI have to admit that the first time I went toTurnbull Wine Cellars it was not solelybecause of their reputation as a maker of finewines – I went for a photography exhibit.This was perhaps two decades ago and,while I continue to return for the photographyon display, I also look forward tosampling their wines with great anticipation.Drawing from a collection of 4,000photographs, the winery mounts two exhibitionsa year – spring and fall. The worksinclude such luminaries as Yousuf Karsh,Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz,Horst, Brett Weston, Man Ray, and EugeneAtget. The current exhibit is titled“Modernism – Photography After 1930.” Bythe 1930s‚ modern photography was recognizedas a legitimate and unique art form.The increased use of photography in newspapers,magazines, fine art gallery exhibitions,plus improved photographic reproductionand the public funding of Depression-eraphotographers, all helped to popularizemodern photography and the rapidlychangingmodern world to a larger, andmore diverse, viewing audience.36George Hurrell – Veronica Lake 1941 – gelatin silver printThe photographs are displayed in thewinery’s two tasting rooms. The first beingthe regular tasting room with its high,sloping wood ceiling, skylights and Frenchdoors opening onto one of the many maturegardens on the property. The second is theReserve Room, where photographs are onevery wall between the oak barrels that fillmost of the room. It is a seamless blend oftwo crafts: winemaking and art.The excellent wines they make includetwo whites. The first is a bright, crisp SauvignonBlanc, the other a California version ofthe European varietal, Viognier.Turnbull is best known for their reds,including the classic French varietalsMerlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon,as well as Syrah and Petite Sirah. TheReserve Cabs bear names such as Amoenus,Fortuna and Leopoldina.One wine that always interests me isnamed Old Bull. I’ll let them describe it:“The wine blends the power and richness ofCabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Francwith the bold fruit of Syrah and the enticinglighthearted fruit of Merlot. This artfulblend achieves amazing complexity anddecadent richness while detailing the greatvineyard sites and viticultural work that is atthe core of all Turnbull wines.”From the lush gardens and the fullbodiedwines, to the stunning art andwelcoming tasting room staff, a visit toTurnbull is a one-of-a-kind wine countrymoment not to be missed.Turnbull Wine Cellars is located at 8210St. Helena Highway (Highway 29), Oakvillebetween Yountville and St. Helena and isopen daily from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Youcan contact them at 1-800-887-6285 or onthe Internet at www.turnbullwines.com,which also has information on exhibits andtheir popular Wine Club.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEYCakebread Cellars Hosts 25thAmerican Harvest WorkshopCenterpiece Event, the Grand Chefs' Tasting, on August 1950 Chefs and 20 Purveyors to Participate; Tickets on Sale NowCakebread Cellars, the celebrated Napa Valley winery founded byJack and Dolores Cakebread in 1973, will host its 25th AnnualAmerican Harvest Workshop (AHW) from August 18-20, 2011. Thisspecial anniversary Workshop will feature 50 chefs and 20 localpurveyors, all alumni of past AHWs.The celebration will include vineyard lunches, field trips forvisiting chefs, purveyor seminars, and a gala dinner for Cakebreadwine club members and guests. The cornerstone of the program isthe Grand Chefs' Tasting on Friday, August 19, a public walk-aroundtasting with dishes prepared by the attending chefs and purveyors,paired with Cakebread wines. Food and wine stations throughoutthe Cakebread grounds will give guests the chance to explore thewinery lawn, garden and cellar. Tickets are $75 per person and availableat Cakebread's online shop.Fifty chefs in total will participate, including Kevin Taylor(Restaurant Kevin Taylor, Denver, CO), Andy Husbands (Tremont647, Boston, MA), Debbie Gold (The American Restaurant, KansasCity, MO), and David Everett (The Trellis, Williamsburg, VA),among others. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity of reliving theAmerican Harvest Workshop, this time alongside a ‘who’s who’ ofchefs,” says Scott Neuman of Oba in Portland, OR.In addition to chefs from around the world, Northern Californianfood purveyors will be – and have always been – central theAHW. “The experiments at the AHW with incredible wines, localingredients and international chefs have defined wine countrycooking for me,” says Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo, a renownedheirloom bean purveyor in Napa.As part of the Grand Chefs’ Tasting, purveyor seminars withlimited seating are available for $25 per person (in addition to thegeneral ticket price). Each seminar will begin at 4:30 p.m., andrepeat again at 6:30 p.m. The subjects include:• Hog Island Oyster Tasting (with Hog Island owner John Finger)• Pork and Beans, Napa Valley Style (with Taylor Boetticher of FattedCalf, and Steve Sando Rancho Gordo)• TCHO Chocolate Tasting (with TCHO head chocolate maker BradKinzer)• Meet the Cheesemakers (with Liam Callahan from BellwetherFarms, Peggy Smith from Cowgirl Creamery, Amy Wend-Farellafrom Skyhill Farms, and Lynne Giacomini from Point Reyes OriginalBlue)The 25th anniversary also marks the release of the cookbook TheCakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook: Celebrating Wine,Food and Friends in the Napa Valley, featuring recipes inspired bythe Workshop’s quarter-century legacy. The cookbook, published byTen Speed Press, is now available for pre-order and will be releasedon August 16.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com37


StRandolph StFranklin 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.Post St.Taylor St.Pearl St.Marvin St.Seond St.First St.Willow AveBerna AveWillow AveSpring StNAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNapa Valley Grapegrowers to HostAnnual Harvest STOMP Party - August 27An Authentic Food and Wine Celebration of Napa Valley’s Harvest SeasonNapa Valley Grapegrowers host the 4th annual Harvest STOMP, anevening celebration at Beckstoffer’s Missouri Hopper Vineyard in NapaValley’s Oakville appellation, Saturday, August 27th, from 5 to 10p.m., featuring a showcase of diverse Napa Valley wines and an arrayof exhibition-style cuisine. STOMP is Napa Valley’s authentic outdoorfestival highlighting the bounty of the harvest season, offering guestsan exclusive opportunity to mingle with Napa Valley’s famous grapegrowersand vintners– as they will each be pouring their distinct NapaValley vintages and offering a glimpse into the life of the Valley’s mostrenowned residents.Epicureans will delight in wood-fired barbeque, gourmet rotisserie,Mexican carnitas, and oysters on the half shell. Live music willbe provided by Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players, and BigBang Beat will keep people rocking well into the evening. AdditionalSTOMP activities include an “Instant Cellar” raffle with a chance towin 100 bottles including selections from Araujo Estate, BOND,Harlan Estate, Gallica, and Staglin – a $12,000 value, as well as a liveauction featuring exclusive Napa Valley food and wine adventures.Renowned Napa Valley grapegrowers will be pouring exclusive andClay StCalistoga AveJohnAnthonyClay StCalistoga AveX WineryAviaAviaFranklin St38Randolph StWineries ofNapa ValleyTown CenterOlabisi/TrahanUptownTheatreTown CenterRandolph StJeffersonCejaCoombs StFirst St.Second St.Third St.TallulahWinesVINTNER’SCOLLECTIVEFirst St.Fourth StFifth StMain St. Main St.Main St. Main St.StonehedgeUva WineryTrattoriaItalianaVintner’sCollectiveSecond St.Brown StThird St.Fourth StFifth StTWENTY ROWSYountville St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Vallejo St.Napa St.Caymus St.Bounty Cole’s Hunter Chop House TASTE AT OXBOWRare Napa Wine Valley Co. Opera MAHONEY House VINEYARDS/WATERSTONEMain St.Clinton St.Pearl St.Yountville St.CeladonVallejo St.Napa St.PuebloCaymus St.COLE’S CHOP HOUSENapa Valley Opera HouseBack Room WinesVinoce andTwenty RowsCELADONNapa General StorePuebloNapa General StoreTrancasSoscol AveSoscol AveTrancasNAPA VALLEYWINE TRAINNAPAToolboxMason VALLEYWINE TRAINMC KINSTRYRiver Terrace Dr.MC KINSTRYGustavo Thrace/Third St.River Terrace Dr.Imperial WayUncorkedat OxbowOxbowPublicMarketD O W N T O W NN A P AImperial WayRobert CraigOxbowPublicMarketBig Ranch RdBig Ranch Rdrare wines from their vineyards. Proceeds from the Harvest STOMPsupport the NVG’s ongoing mission of preserving and promotingNapa Valley’s world-class vineyards by providing education andoutreach in the promotion of sustainable best practices.Tickets to the event re $225 per person. For more STOMP information,refer to www.harveststomp.com.The Napa Valley Grapegrowers is a trade organization that hasplayed a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley's reputation as aworld-class viticultural region for over 36 years. Its mission is topreserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVGrepresents over 560 Napa County grapegrowers and associated businesses.For more information, visit www.napagrowers.org.DOMINARIDOMINARIFirst St.First St.Clay StJuarez St.Taylor St.Clay StJuarez St.Post St.Pearl St.Marvin St.Seond St.Silverado TrailCHARLESCHARLES KRUGKRUGDAVID FULTONDAVID FULTONBERINGERBERINGERMADRONAMADRONAS T . H E L E N ASign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comSilverado TrailSilverado TrailSilverado TrailBerna AveFirst St.Spring StPOPEPOPEOrin SwiftTamber Orin Bey SwiftTamber BeyCovenantCovenantSPRINGSPRINGADAMSADAMSNAPA 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 ScalePRATTPRATTFULTONFULTONHallHallFlora SpringsFlora SpringsINGLEWOODINGLEWOODMERRYVALEMERRYVALECorisonCorisonMilatMilatDel DottoDel DottoWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANEWHITEHALL LANECalafia CellarsCalafia CellarsCHARTER OAKCHARTER OAKLOUIS M MARTINILOUIS M MARTINIHeitzHeitzWittWittRutherfordRutherford GroveTres Sabores & GrovePedemonte Tres Sabores CellarsPedemonte CellarsV. SATTUIV. WINERY SATTUIWINERY & DELIDELIZINFANDELZINFANDELRAYMONDRAYMONDFransicanFransicanTO TO OAKVILLEGALLERONGALLERONFleuryFleuryW 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 appointment


Charles Krug/ Peter Mondavi WineryCelebrates 150th Anniversary at‘Tasting on the Lawn,’ September 10WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEYOn Saturday, September 10, Charles Krug Winery and the PeterMondavi Sr. Family will toast the season’s grape harvest at the annualTasting on the Lawn from 2 to 5 p.m. This year’s event will also celebratea significant milestone – the 150th anniversary of Napa Valley’sfirst winery.Founded in 1861, Charles Krug represents the birthplace of theNapa Valley wine industry. The festivities will take place on the estate’sexpansive Great Lawn in the shade of heritage oaks and surrounded byvineyards, a location unequaled by any other outdoor space in NapaValley, and inside the estate’s recently restored 1881 Carriage House.A summary of the day’s events:Visitors will enjoy tastings of Charles Krug’s current releases, fromSauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon, including the winery’sLimited Release and Family Reserve wines. Tastings will be pairedwith a moveable feast selected especially to complement the wines byKnickerbockers’ Catering. Three complete food and wine areas spreadthroughout the park-like estate will add to the festive atmosphere.In addition, chefs from several acclaimed Napa Valley restaurantswill be on hand for the anniversary event, serving samples of theirspecialties to pair with Charles Krug wines.To add to the ambiance, actors portraying Charles Krug and hiswife Carolina Bale Krug will stroll the Great Lawn in period costume,presenting vignettes from their lives 150 years ago.Two opportunities will offer a rare taste of Napa wine history thatguests will get nowhere else. There will be special pourings frommagnums of Charles Krug’s 150th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon,and a rare tasting of older vintage wines from the estate’s cellar (additionalfee applies). These premium tastings will take place in theCarriage House ballroom. The ballroom boasts a soaring cathedralceiling and stunning period chandeliers, and was recently refinishedwith old-growth redwood recovered from historic wine tanks.All guests will have the opportunity to enjoy wine tasting directlyfrom the barrels and meet members of the Peter Mondavi Family, whowill be on hand to sign bottles for guests.Live music on the main stage will provide a backdrop for all of thefestivities.Tastings on the Lawn were started in 1951 as an enjoyable venuewhere the family could meet their customers, and educate visitorsabout fine wine; in the United States at that time, the wine industrywas known more for ‘jug’ wines and not varietal wines. This CharlesKrug tradition is believed to have been the first wine celebration of itskind, and went on to inspire myriad other wine country tastingevents.Lawn chairs, picnic blankets and straw hats are encouraged for theSeptember 10 event. Tickets are available online ($40 before August1) at www.charleskrug.com. As always, admission for members of thewine club is complimentary, by calling Wine Club Manager ColinWright at 1-888-747-5784, preferably by August 1.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!39


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSomerston Vineyards and Winery Opens Estate Tasting RoomVisitors may enjoy Somerston estate winespaired with cheese and charcuterie on thetasting room terrace of its 1,682-acre estatein the eastern hills of Napa ValleySomerston, a bucolic viticultural nirvanalocated high in the eastern hills of Napa Valleyat 3450 Sage Canyon Road, opened its winerytasting room on Saturday, June 25. Home toover 200 acres of vineyards with elevationsranging from 800 to 1200 feet, Somerston has87 distinct growing blocks, five soil types, over15 varietals planted, multiple natural watersources, and has long been a fruit source forsome of Napa’s most renowned producers.The opening of the Somerston Estate, tastingroom and energy-efficient winery is the culminationof the long-term vision of winemakerand partner Craig Becker and proprietor AllanChapman. The opening also represents thepublic debut of the Somerston Estate wines,which include Sauvignon Blanc ($40), ProprietaryRed Blend ($90) and Cabernet Sauvignon($120), available exclusively for tastingsand purchase at Somerston tasting rooms.“Our property is the inspiration behind everythingSomerston represents,” says Becker. “Itoffers a fresh look at the Napa Valley that isutterly authentic. We look forward to sharingthe magic of the property and our wines withwine enthusiasts.”The Somerston Off-Road Experience offersin-depth tours of the 1,682-acre estateThe Somerston Estate currently offersthese tasting options:• Estate Tasting Enjoy all three limitedproductionSomerston Estate wines pairedwith an elegant selection of cheeses, freshcharcuterie, pistachios and berries fromlocal farms. ($40)• Off-Road Vineyard Experience – Experiencea breathtaking all-terrain vineyardtour of the Somerston Estate guided byone of Somerston’s specialists. The experienceoffers dramatic vistas, in-depth informationon the vineyard practices and viticulturaltechniques used, and even arefreshing drink from Somerston’s naturalsoda springs. The open-air experienceconcludes with a tasting of the limitedproductionSomerston Estate winesperfectly paired with a selection of localcheeses and charcuterie made from Somerston’sown grass-fed lamb. ($50)Estate Wines by the Glass• 2009 Somerston Sauvignon Blanc ($10)• 2007 Somerston Red Wine ($20)• 2007 Somerston Cabernet Sauvignon ($30)The Somerston Estate experience is availabledaily by appointment by calling (707)967-8414 or email visit@somerston.com.Somerston Vineyards was founded byAllan Chapman, who purchased the historicPriest Ranch in 2004. He acquired the adjacentElder Valley in January 2006 to createone contiguous property. Chapman and CraigBecker founded Somerston Wine Company in2008, merging their two wine companieswith the goal of creating a world class vineyardestate showcasing single vineyard wines.42 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


JEFFERSON STWelcome toY O U N T V I L L EJessup CellarsYountville is world famous because of itsrestaurants, wineries and wine countrylifestyle. One of its best attractions, however,flies mostly under the radar except for thosein the know. That’s what happens when youfocus more on great small-lot releases andgiving visitors a memorable experience – youdon’t have the time to brag because you’rebusy doing it. That is Jessup Cellars. They’rebest known for big Cabs, Bordeaux-styleblends, crisp whites, spicy Zins and a range ofPort-style wines because they put their timeand effort solely into making great wines anddirectly sharing them with as many people aspossible.Owned by Dan and Becky Blue, Roy andCheri Eisiminger and Vance and JanaThompson, Jessup Cellars has come to berecognized for its distinctly approachablestyle of wine and its exceptional tasting experiences.Together, the families work hard tobring you only the best the Napa Valley has tooffer. The new Chardonnay is certainly proofof that, as are the other acclaimed releasesproduced, including the highly regardedTable for Four red blend with its hint of PetiteSirah and the Juel red blend, or as they call itat the winery, “Merlot on Steroids.”Walk-in visitors are welcomed at thetasting bar, but for those seeking a more intimateoccasion, the by-appointment semiprivatetastings, accompanied by a cheeseplate, are the way to best enjoy the tastingroom and staff. Taking place within Jessup’sart gallery, visitors get to enjoy a range of winesavailable only from the winery in a relaxed, noattitude environment. In fact, if you ask theright people around the Valley, you’ll hear thesame response: it’s the staff at Jessup, theirWASHINGTONYOUNT MILL RDJACKSONY O U N T V I L L EDomaine ChandonMADISON STGirard 1 JESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMa(i)sonrySTARKEY ST29CALIFORNIA DRKeeverVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANWASHINGTON STWEBBER STHill FamilyHope and GraceEstateRASGALLERIESSomerston RanchV MARKETPLACECORNERSTONECELLARSPage Wine CellarsBell 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 Cafewillingness to answer any question, their joyat getting to share what they love about thewines, which really makes the distinction.When you visit, you will be given access tothe full range of Jessup wines, includingCabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Port,Chardonnay, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel, andZinfandel Port, as well as several other veryspecial releases.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com43


WASHINGTONGRANTMYRTLEDALEWelcome toC A L I S T O G ASoTuscany Meets Havana: Castello di AmorosaAnnounces Hot Havana Nights, August 12Castello di Amorosa, DarioSattui’s authentically styled 13thcentury Tuscan castle and wineryin Calistoga, Napa Valley,presents Hot Havana Nights: ACigar Party on August 12, from6:30 until 11 p.m.Don your fedora or Panamahat and wear your best Cubanthreads as we celebrate the longawaitedheat of summer.Enjoy a barrel tasting of 2010wines in the cool, 12,000-squarefoot,Roman cross-vaulted GrandBarrel Room with celebratedwinemaker, Brooks Painter andthen enjoy a sumptuous,authentic Cuban dinner on theIl Passito Patio – built by handwith centuries-old brickimported from the HapsburgDynasty in Europe. HemingwayTobacconists from Palo Alto willprovide an assortment of cigarsthat pair perfectly with theworld-class Castello di Amorosawines including Painter’s richand seductive, 2007 CabernetSauvignon.As the sun sets over the vineyards,enjoy and dance the nightaway to hot Cuban music.The cost for this wine clubevent is $95 if book before July31; after this date it’s $120 forwine club members and $140 fortheir guests.Following fourteen years ofconstruction, Dario Sattuiopened Castello di Amorosa onApril 9, 2007. Situated in thehills above Calistoga, Castello diAmorosa – a family-owned business– produces world-classwines including Cabernet Sauvignonand Pinot Grigio which aresold only at the winery direct tothe consumer. The castle winerywas made with brick, wood andiron imported from Europe andcombined with over 8,000 tonsof local, Napa Valley stone.Today, Castello di Amorosa, apopular Napa Valley destination,offers a variety of wine tastingand touring options in a uniqueTuscan castle setting.For more information, call(707) 967-6272 or visitwww.castellodiamorosa.com.For the history of Castello diAmorosa, go online towww.blognapavalley.com44PETRIFIEDFOREST RD.TOSANTAROSATOGEYSERVILLEFOOTHILL BLVD.128BENNETT LANEWINERYLINCOLN29AVENUEW.H. Smith SPAPINK OnThEdgeMANSION WINE Kenefick RanchGARAGE Rios Wine Co.DiamondTofanelliTerraceReverie Von StasserPINETwomeyTeachworthConstant CASTELLO DI AMOROSADIAMOND MTNTOST. HELENAMadrigalTRINCHERO NAPA VALLEYA Dozen VintnersFREEMARK ABBYSUMMERSWINERY29EnvyOLD FAITHFULGEYSERC A L I S T O G ABERRY STCEDARAlloraELLERSBIG TREETHIRD STREETSECOND STREETFIRST STREETLINCOLN AVEFRANKFAMILYTudalCALISTOGAWINE STOP(Calistoga Depot)DUNAWEAL LANELarkmeadFAIRWAYLARKMEADBENESSEREEHLERS ESTATETUBBS LANETedeschiFamilyOAK STREETLAKE STREETChateau MontelanaVincentArroyoGREENWOOD AVEGOLDEN HAVENSPA & RESORTLINCOLN AVETOCLEARLAKE29ROMBAUERJerichoCanyon29ZahtilaVineyardLava VineCali 351BRANNANB CELLARSCOTTAGE INNAUGUST Venge29BRIGGS PhiferClos PagasePavittCuvaison Estate WinesPaolettiBarlowSTERLINGBlair DutchHenryLODISTEVENSONWAPOOBALE LANESaviezCasa NuestraDuckhornOLD TOLL128TONAPAwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Celebrating Summer and Calistoga’s 125th AnniversaryIn celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Napa Valley city ofCalistoga will host a summer-long series of events featuring musicconcerts, wine and food tasting, and deals and prizes from localmerchants – in addition to its special anniversary celebration event onJuly 16.Calistoga Summer Concert SeriesThursday evenings, through August 11, 6 to 8 p.m.Pioneer Park, 308 Cedar Street, CalistogaCalistoga’s free Concerts in the Park series, presented by CalistogaBeverage Co., will feature a wide variety of music with top-level talent.Food and beverage vendors will be available. West Coast Blues Hall ofFame winners Twice as Good Blues play July 14.Calistoga’s 125th Anniversary CelebrationJuly 16, 12 to 5 p.m. – Downtown Calistoga(Washington and First streets) and Pioneer Park, 308 Cedar StreetCalistoga will celebrate its founding 125 years ago with a birthdaybash featuring family activities, bouncy houses, street performers,food, wine from historic Calistoga wineries and local art.Live musicwith Robbie Allen & the Outer Edge playing surf sounds and CTCruisers playing oldies at 12:30 p.m.; the Calistoga Farmers Marketalso will extend its hours to 5 p.m. on this day.First Thursday Fashion! Food! Fun!Downtown Calistoga – August 4, September 1, October 6(First Thursday of every month through October), 6 to 9 p.m.Visitors are invited to sip and shop their way through Calistoga’sfriendly and walkable downtown, as wineries and restaurants offer uptastes of local wines and cuisine. Participating downtown merchantswill provide 20 percent off storewide during the event (some restrictionsapply) and participating downtown restaurants will also offerdiscounts with proof-of-sales receipts from eligible stores.By purchasing from any participating merchant, visitors alsobecome eligible to win grand prizes, which include dinners for two,spa treatments, wine, makeovers, balloon rides, overnight stays atlocal hotels, private tours and tastings and other gift certificates.For a complete listing of special offerings go online to www.facebook.com/1stThursday.For more information on Calistoga and theseevents, go to www.calistogavisitors.com. Facebook users can also findinformation, including great deals, breaking news and insider tips, atwww.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com 45


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LAGUNA RD.SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKLakeSonomaGustafson FamilyVineyardsSTEWARTʼS POINTTOMENDOCINOCOASTTOBODEGABAYTOMENDOCINOCOASTFERRARI-CARANODUTCHER CROSSINGTOHWY. 1FRITZ WINERYMAIN ST.RIVER RD.BOHEMIAN HWYPendleton EstateTOEUREKAPLAZA STHEALDSBURG AVE.WESTSIDEMonte RioTHEPLAZA101SbragiaSilver OakFamilyCellarsVineyardsJ RickardsFrick Geyser PeakPalmeriLocalsMeeker128Pedroncelli Route 128 MercuryKachinaWinery Terroirs deLORIMIERDavid CaffaroYoakim Bridge Talty FORCHINI Trione Vineyards & WineryBellaAmphoraClos Du BoisPrestonPapapietro PerryVintners SignaturesTruettZichichiKokomo/HurstTRENTADUEPetersonFamily WineriesRobert YoungRaymond Burr Göpfrich UntiMartorana Rued Francis Ford Stryker SonomaQuiviraCoppolaLyttonPassalacquaTeldeschiHawkesStation Rd.Michel-SchlumbergerMountsStonestreetRidge/LyttonDry Creek Vineyard AmistaMauritsonSprings Medlock Ames SAUSALJordanStuhlmullerWhite OakA. RafanelliMAZZOCCOSODA ROCK Alexander Valley VineyardsLambert BridgeSimiWILSONJohnson's HannaVineyard of PasterickAlexander J KEVERSONMontemaggioreManzanitaValley WinesCamellia Cellars, Davis FamilyCreek Grove StreetHuntington, Sapphire HillFERRARI-CARANO’SField StoneSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDMichael BernardEverett RidgeSainiLancaster EstateSeghesioDaVeroPortalupiMacPhail FamilyVérité/ArchipelMAGNOLIAToad Hollow In Vino Downtown Wine Mill CreekCHRISTOPHER CREEKRoadhouse Lake VeritasFoppianoRussian River Wine Co.Thirty Four North SonomaALDERBROOKLimerick LaneHawleyBoisset Taste of TerroirAcorn ChristieTopel ARMIDAMietzDe La MontanyaWilliamsonTwomeyThumbprintRODNEYMurphy-Goode - EdmeadesHauckSelbyMATRIX STRONGStephen & WalkerLongboardLa CremaJ WinePezzi KingVineyardsJohn Tyler WinesMerriamby BacigalupiDeNataleVineyardChateau Chalk HillVMLFelice101HOP KILNUPTickRochioli VineTastingsAristaWilliams SelyemThomas George EstatesArmstrongMuellerWoodsPorter CreekCopainKENDALL-JACKSONARMSTRONG WOODS RD.GROVEVINEDUTCHER CREEK RDWINE CREEK RD.GRANTYOAKIM BRIDGEBROAD CROCKERWALLINGFreestone VineyardsGuest CenterASTI RD.CENTER STMILL STCHIANTI RD.CANYONNORTH ST.EASTMATHESONKorbelRIVER RD.116Marimar TorresRUSSIAN RIVERAsti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8GRATON RD.OCCIDENTAL RD.GOLDLittoraiWinesRIDGEWattle CreekDRY CREEK RD.W. DRY CREEK RD.HAYDON ST.MASONGary FarrellMIRABEL RD.GEYSERVILLE RD.WESTSIDE RD.MOSHINVINE HILL RD.MILL STA.KINLEYFREI RD.RED WINERYGEYSERʼSALEXANDER VAL. RD.PellegriniSheldonTOHWY. 101W. OLIVET12PINE FLATLIMERICKOLD REDWOOD HWY.STARR RDLOS AMIGOSWINDSOR RIVER RDSTARR RDSonoma CountyAirportOLIVETKENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERRIVER RD.ARATA LN.BROOKS RD.LAKEWOODHEMBRE LN.101AIRPORT BLVDSHILO RD.Russian HillEstateRobert RueWoodenheadMartinelliHartfordFamilyMARTINJoseph Swan Tara BellaHarvest MoonCarol SheltonWinery RAYHook & BattagliniEmtuLadderEstate SUNCÉ Inman FamilyDeLoachRussian River Martini & PrattiIron Horse DehlingerRiver RoadSebastopol VineyardsOccidental Road, Atascadero Creek & Graton RidgeDutton-GoldfieldRed CarLynmar BALLETTOEmeritus MerryD&L CarinalliHannaEdwardsTaft Street Winery Peters FamilyMARTINELLIBURNSIDEWATER TROUGHSonoma-CutrerSLUSSERALEXANDER VALLEY,DRY CREEK VALLEY& R U S S I A N R I V E RWINERIESPINER RD.FRAUGHT128MARK WEST SPRINGS101GUERNEVILLE RD. STEELE LN.OCCIDENTAL RD.CHALK HILL RD.PLEASANT AVE.OLD REDWOOD HWY.FULTON RDOld World WineryNovyEric KentSiduriFULTON RDFOUNTAIN GROVE PKWY.TOSANTA ROSA/SAN FRANCISCOStarliteVineyardsTOSONOMAVALLEY48 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTY21Best of Class andGold Medal Zinfandels21Available only at the tasting roomPicnic overlooking Dry Creek Valleywww.wilsonwinery.com2011 North Bay Biz Magazine votes:BEST ZINFANDELDry Creek ValleySign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com49


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSonoma County Cultivates New Eventsand Programs for Three-Day Harvest FairIn its 37 years of showcasing the abundance of harvest and SonomaCounty’s passion for world-class wines and the people who makethem, the Harvest Fair has entertained, educated, and just plaindelighted hundreds of thousands of people from Northern California,and around the globe. And for 2011, the fair’s board has retooled keyelements to enliven the festivities and give people even more reason togather with friends at this premier event.An Evening of Sonoma County’s Most Inspired Food and WineAmong the major innovations is a new “Grand Tasting” event onFriday, September 30. Attendees will be first to partake in the medalwinningwines and cuisine. They’ll also get to mingle with key wineryand restaurant representatives (often owners, winemakers, chefs, andother top positions), and hear insiders’ stories about ingredients,philosophies and inspiration.“Over the years, the board of directors of the Sonoma CountyHarvest Fair has been listening to how Sonoma County wants to celebratethe abundance of our harvest, and the changes we’ve institutedreflect the wonderful input we’ve received,” said Marie Gewirtz, presidentof the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Board.The Grand Tasting is 5:30 to 8 p.m. on opening day of the threedayHarvest Fair. Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door (or $50each when purchased in blocks of 10 or more), and include unlimitedtastings of the award-winning wines and cuisine, as well as entranceto the Harvest Fair that day.September 30 through October 2, the Sonoma County HarvestFair gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to immerse themselvesin Sonoma County’s rich agricultural roots and traditions.Traditional Harvest Fair favorites include the professionally judgedwine competition, abundant tastings of beloved varietals, a competitionamong gifted local food producers and purveyors, the wildlypopular World Championship Grape Stomp and many other familyfriendly,farm-oriented activities and exhibits.“The Harvest Fair celebrates the diversity and unparalleled qualityof the wines, food, and cuisine that define Sonoma County. This newGrand Tasting is a chance to sample – all in one place – the very bestof what the county has to offer at a newly designed event that willserve as the kickoff to this year’s fair,” said Gewirtz.Sonoma County Vintners. “The new Wine Awards celebration createsan opportunity to honor our winemakers and growers, and salutetheir hard work and contributions to our community.”Unsurpassed QualityThe Harvest Fair is the largest regional wine competition in theUnited States, and celebrates Sonoma County’s heritage as a worldrenownedagricultural and wine-producing region. According toComfort, “It’s the only event in California with a professional competitionsolely for the region’s wines, judged by an international panel ofexperts.”The three-day schedule is bursting with exciting activities for allages. Along with the events mentioned above, there will be farm andharvest “Ag-tivities” for children and adults, wine seminars, chefdemonstrations, microbrew tasting (Saturday only), continuous livejazz, an art show and sale, a kiddie carnival area, exhibitors’ hall,puppet show, farm animals, a bee-keeping display, apple tasting, andmuch more.In addition, attendees receive special case discounts at the HarvestFair Marketplace on any of the gold medal-winning wines. People canalso bring home a variety of locally made food products available atthe newly expanded Marketplace.For information on how to purchase tickets for the Harvest Fair,visit www.harvestfair.org, or call (707) 545-4203.Award Winning Pinot NoirFeaturing 6 vineyard designatesHonoring Those Who Turn Rich Soils to Heavenly WinesAlso new to the 2011 Harvest Fair will be the Sonoma CountyWine Awards, a wine industry event celebrating the area’s best of thebest. Unfolding September 24, it will culminate three days of judgingof more than 1,000 wines by 25 judges from throughout the UnitedStates and Asia. Industry representatives will announce the sweepstakeswinners.“This really is an evening for recognizing Sonoma County’s worldclasswines and the people who make them,” said Honore Comfort,also a member of the Harvest Fair Board and executive director of the50 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYD O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGDRY CREEK RD101GROVE STSeghesioGrove Street WineryManzanita CreekHEALDSBURG AVE.CENTER STPLAZAJOHNSONMATHESONCENTERLINCOLNGRANT STMILLPRINCEFITCH STMARCH AVE.COLLEGE STPIPER STToad HollowVineyardsPortalupi Lake Sonoma NORTH STThirty Four North In Vino WineryWine Merchants Veritas Ferrari-Carano’sRoadhouse.Hawley SEASONS OF THE VINEYARDDowntown WineKENDALLRussian River Wine Co.BoissetJACKSON PlazaThe Wine Shop TOPELTaste of TerroirMurphy-Goode ThumbprintWilliamson WinesEdmeadesStephen & WalkerLa Crema WineryHauckPezzi KingSelbyFITCH STU P C O M I N G E V E N T S See page 14 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event informationAUGUST 2 – Tuesdays in the Plaza – 6-8pm, healdsburg, free, 707-433-6935, ww.healdsburg.comJULY 29 – Affronti Courtyard BBQ – 6-8pm, Affronti Wine Bar and restaurant, 707-431-1113JULY 30-31 – Live Music and BBQ Paring at Truett Hust Winery – 1-5pm, Adam lieb will beplaying, food on the grill to pair with bold red wines, (707)433-9545, www.truetthurst.comAUGUST 5 – "Yappy Hour" at Lambert Bridge Winery – 4:30-6:30pm, $3. Bring your favoritefour-legged friend for an evening of casual fun! rSVP - raelynn@lambertbridge.com / 707-431-4670AUGUST 6 – Oysters & More at Lambert Bridge – 2-4pm, $60/$55 lAc, A variety of oysters fromlocal farms. You won’t want to miss these delightful treats! rSVP - raelynn@lambertbridge.com or 707-431-4670AUGUST 6 – Live Music, Food Pairing, and Wine at VML Winery – 1-4:30pm, enjoy livemusic with a glass of Pinot noir or chardonnay. Mara Montiel will be playing from 1-4:30pm, 707-431-4404AUGUST 6 – Dog Days of Summer Open House – 11am-4pm, $20-$25, eastside Bunch Wineries,Benefits the healdsburg Animal Shelter. 11-4, $25,tix: http://dogdaysofsummer2011.eventbrite.com/AUGUST 6 – Amphora's Last Chance Barrels – 11am-4pm, $10pp, barrel tasting, chance to securefutures, many are just about sold out. 707-431-7767, info@amphorawines.com; www.amphorawines.comVISIT OUR HISTORIC LANDMARKHUDSONFRONT ST.KINLEYMAGNOLIAWinemakerChuck MansfieldAWARD-WINNING WINES • GOURMET FOOD PRODUCTSSCENIC PICNIC GROUNDSHKGRussian River ValleyWith this ad, expires 8/31/11. Certain wines excluded. Can not combne with otherChardonnaydiscounts.Pinot Noir6050 Westside RoadHealdsburg, CA 95448(707) 433-6491Open Daily10:00 am to 5:00 pmThousand FlowersBig Red, Rushin’River Red, GrenacheMalbec, Sauvignon BlancAnnouncing our New HKG Tasting Room13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA • (707) 938-7622www.WineCountryThisWeek.com51


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTickets On Sale for Sonoma’s Ultimate Wine and Food EventSonoma Wine Country Weekend Set forSeptember 2-4 – Celebrating Sonoma Wine, Foodand Lifestyle - Presented by Visa SignatureWine lovers and foodies can finalize theirplans to attend the fourth annual Sonoma WineCountry Weekend set for Labor Day WeekendSeptember 2-4 as tickets are on sale now.Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, the premierwine and epicurean event that showcases thebirthplace of California wine is presented by Visa Signature ® .“Tickets for all Sonoma Wine Country Weekend events are on salestarting June 1,” said Maureen Cottingham, Sonoma Wine CountryWeekend Co- Director, “People may know that our Labor DayWeekend event features intimate winery lunches and dinner parties,Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch and the Sonoma ValleyHarvest Wine Auction at Cline Cellars, but we have some great newadditions to the line-up this year. Our winery dinner parties are intimateand we have added a series of winery barbeques throughout thecounty that will also provide guests with a true insider experience.We are also pleased to host the inimitable Sonoma Valley HarvestWine Auction at Cline Cellars again this year. To make the auctioneven more enjoyable, it will start a bit later, and transportation fromHealdsburg and Santa Rosa is available to allow for a more leisurelyday.”“The hundreds of wineries, vintners, grape growers and chefs whoare participating in our event this year truly represent the best of ourregion,” said Honore Comfort, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Co-Director, “The top wines, top food products and top chefs areinvolved. Because the events are so popular, and many sell out early,we encourage people to get their tickets now.”Produced in partnership by the Sonoma Valley Vintners &Growers Foundation and the Sonoma County Vintners, the 2011Sonoma Wine Country Weekend eventfeatures the Taste of Sonoma atMacMurray Ranch, ® the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction at ClineCellars and an assortment of additional events throughout SonomaCounty.In addition to the winery dinner parties and barbeques, also newto the 2011 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend are:• 2011 Co-Chairs Sonoma County Vintner and Grower leaders:The Benziger Family (Benziger Family Winery) and the Dutton2010 SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST FAIRBEST OF CLASS 06 Cabernet Sauvignon Warm Springs Ranch Dry CreekGOLD 06 Cabernet Sauvignon Warm Springs Ranch Reserve Dry CreekGOLD 05 Meritage Mosaic Alexander ValleyGOLD 08 Zinfandel Stone Ranch Alexander ValleyFamily (Dutton Ranch).• A later start time, at the Sonoma Valley HarvestWine Auction – a world-class, charity wineauction at Sonoma's Cline Cellars.• A fun and approachable “Sonoma Homecoming:- Vintage 2011” theme for the SonomaValley Harvest Wine Auction where attendeescan dust off their letter jackets, fluff up theirpom poms and join fellow alumni at an eventfilled with wine, food, fun and frivolity!• New Tasting and Seminar offerings during Taste of Sonoma atMacMurray Ranch in addition to the Steel Chef Competition,Sommelier Star Tours and other returning activitiesProceeds from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend support SonomaCounty non-profit organizations; to date a cumulative total of morethan $10 million has been donated directly to Sonoma non-profits bythe local wine community.Tickets, which range from $85 to $500 per person, are on salenow. Presenting Sponsor Visa Signature is also offering cardholdersevent perks and savings.For details, visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com, like iton Facebook at www.facebook.com/winecountryweekend and followon Twitter at twitter.com/SonomaWCW.2011 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Schedule At-A-GlanceFriday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3 –Winery Lunch and Dinner Parties• 12:30 p.m. – Winery Lunch Series, sponsored by TricorBraunWinePak (Friday only)• 6 p.m. – Winery Dinner Parties, sponsored by TricorBraunWinePak (Fri. & Sat.)Saturday, September 3 – Taste of Sonomaat MacMurray Ranch, Healdsburg,• 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray RanchSunday September 4 - Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auctionat Cline Cellars in Sonoma and Winery BBQs• 12:30 p.m. - Winery BBQs across Sonoma County• 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction, sponsoredby Trilogy Glass & Packaging• 2:30 p.m. - Live Auction BeginsTicketsAll tickets are now on sale. Winery Lunches: $85/person; WineryDinner Parties: $160/person; Chairman's Dinners: $175/person;Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch®: $150/person (General),$95/person (General Visa Signature), $195/person (Grand Reserve),$175/person (Grand Reserve Visa Signature); Winery BBQs:$85/person; Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction: $500/person(General), $450/person (Visa Signature). * Special Visa SignatureCardholder pricing and other benefits available at on the websitewww.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.52 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


The 2011 Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series continues with astellar lineup, from Grammy Award winners to platinum selling songwritersand performers. The series runs through the summer, hostinga fantastic artist each month with Chris Botti headlining the finale inSeptember. Plus, one or two very special guests may join the serieswith the possibility of additionaldates being added.G E Y S E R V I L L ECANYONCHIANTIWEST DRY CREEK RD.GEYSERVILLE AVE.Silver OakFrickJ Rickards128 Route 128 WineryPedroncelliPalmeri MeekerDavid GeyserLocalCaffaro PeakTerroirs128101deLORIMIERTrioneMercury Clos du BoisTRENTADUE GardenCreek RobertRanch YoungFrancisFordCoppolaStrykerSonomaHawkesLYTTON SPRINGS RD.MAZZOCCOINDEPENDENCE101DRY CREEK RDGEYSERVILLE RD.HEALDSBURG AVE.RED WINERY RDALEXANDER VAL RDSimiJordanMedlockAmesStonestreetSurrounded by acres of beautifulvineyards, guests will betreated to some of the topperformers in contemporarymusic while picnicking at thewinery’s intimate concert venue,The Green.Tickets are available by calling(707) 869-1595 ext. 4. You canalso purchase tickets online atwww.omegaevents.com/rodneystrongor in person at the RodneyStrong Vineyards Tasting Room.Bring a picnic meal to enjoywith friends on The Green orpurchase fresh local barbecueWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYSummer Concert Series at Rodney Strong VineyardsCONCERT SCHEDULESUNDAY, AUGUST 7 – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – four-timegrammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist, Pat Benatar blazed a trail forfemale rock stars and is considered the leading female rock vocalist of the ’80s. Songssuch as “love is a Battlefield,” “hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “heartbreaker” becameanthems for a new attitude. Still going strong, Benatar has been married for more than20 years to guitarist, songwriter and soul mate, neil giraldo. the parents of two daughters,Pat and neil have been touring almost non-stop for more than two decades.Doors: 4 p.m./Show: 5 p.m. tickets ViP: $85/gA: $60SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 – Chris Botti – Since the release of his 2004 critically-acclaimedcD When i fall in love, chris Botti has become the top-selling Americanjazz instrumental artist with four #1 Jazz Albums to his name. over the past decade, Bottihas performed with legendary artists such as Sting, Michael Bublé and Paul Simon. hecontinues to perform 250 plus concert dates every year, delighting audiences with hismusic worldwide. Doors: 4 p.m./Show: 5 p.m. tickets ViP: $85/gA: $60An additional show or two may be added to this year’s concert season.Please visit www.omegaevents.com/rodneystrong for updates.onsite. An array of non-alcoholic beverages will be available forpurchase, as well as wines Rodney Strong Vineyards.Rodney Strong Vineyards is located at 11455 Old RedwoodHighway, off Highway 101 just south of the town of Healdsburg inSonoma County. The winery is just one hour north of the GoldenGate Bridge. Healdsburg is a perfect location for a romanticweekend. Visitors to Sonoma County’s wine country will also find anumber of charming inns and restaurants as well as an array ofspecialty shops.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!53


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRick Tang PhotographyTasting Room of the Week:Trentadue Wineryby Sue Straight, The Wine WenchCuvee 32 (Trentadue is Italian for the number32) is their reserve Super Tuscan style wine. ItLocated just outside the small-but-mightyis a delicious blend of estate grown Cabernettown of Geyserville (a few wineries, a coupleFranc, Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Thisof world-class restaurants, two mom-and-pophuge, spicy wine is all about ripe plum,grocery stores and a handful of other businessesblackberry, cranberry and exotic spice, with amake up the “downtown” area – don’ttouch of vanilla.blink or you’ll miss it!) is an oasis of Californian/Italian2009 La Storia Zinfandel ($28): this fantastichospitality, just waiting for youZinfandel won a Best of Class at the 2011 Santo come explore, sip, savor and stay a while.Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (I wasTrentadue Winery is home to fabulous wines,actually one of the wine judges, but that’s agracious hospitality, gorgeous grounds andstory for another time). Ripe blackberry, blueberry,one of Sonoma County’s premiere eventgingerbread spice, orange peel andcenters.pepper play nicely together from the firstTrentadue Winery is family-owned. Leo sparkly jewelry, food items and more) sniff, through the densely textured mouth,and Evelyn Trentadue purchased the 208-acre displayed in tasteful groupings around the and on through the long finish. OMG!ranch in the late 1950s and their son Victor tasting room. There are two cushy chairs that Trentadue Winery is one of the first placesand daughter Annette are involved on a daily invite relaxation, but you’ll want to hustle up to check out if you are planning a wedding orbasis, making sure their family business to the spacious tasting bar and taste some other special event. Their event center is fullycontinues to thrive.wines. Trust me on this – the wines consistentlyequipped for any kind of event you couldThe tasting room is an Italianate villa,win medals, and with good reason. imagine and its commercial kitchen is asurrounded with beautiful landscaping and Let’s talk about the wines - I tasted several caterer’s dream.burbling fountains. The event center sits off to wines during my visit and really enjoyed Trentadue Winery, located at 19170the side, surrounded by a hedge that encompasseseverything I tasted. The following wines were Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville is open fromredwood and oak tree shaded lawns. my favorites:10 a.m. to 5 p.m daily. For more information,There is a good selection of non-wine gift 2008 La Storia Cuvee 32 ($28): La Storia is call 888-332-3032 or visit their website atitems (clothing, books, tapestries, lamps, Trentadue Winery’s reserve label and the www.trentadue.com.54 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com54


Soda Rock Winery: In HarmonyOpening a historic winery would normally pose a challenge, butowner Ken Wilson makes this daunting task seem easy. Welcomingthe public since January 2011, the harmony of winemaking styles ofDiane Wilson and Antoine Favero is evident and already demonstratedby the commendations their wines have gathered in this shortperiod. Coming together to create a style for Soda Rock has been afun project for the two winemakers, and the tasty results of theircareful labors are evident in the wines being showcased at this winery.Floral with citrus notes, the summery blush and crisp and cleanSauvignon Blanc start out the menu, with the essential and soughtafterAlexander Valley Cabernets following after. This winery, establishedin Alexander Valley in the early years of the 20th century, holdsall the promise that these two winemakers are ready to make shine.Gorgeous grounds, historic site and fantastic wines all ready for yourenjoyment!In working together to decide which wines to produce here, Dianeand Antoine immediately gravitated toward wines Alexander Valley isbest known for: Bordeaux varietals.Full-bodied Cabernets andluscious Merlots make up the menu, with a lovely unique Cab Francor luscious, peppery Malbec sneaking its way into the repertoire justfor good measure upon occasion! Being able to draw from vineyardsacquired in Alexander Valley over the years, both winemakers weresatisfied that the results of their labors would create the same type ofoutstanding wines they are both known for at their home wineries ofWilson and Mazzocco. And the results have been as anticipated:outstanding!Getting ready for the opening of this winery took years of carefulplanning, and Diane and Antoine were certainly up to the challenge.Not lacking in space, this anchor of the Alexander Valley wine businessoffered up a spacious area for multiple facilities. Winemaking,storage, event rooms and office space all have their opportunity toshine here. Historic furnishings gathered from around AlexanderValley help create the setting and inspire an old-time welcome andold-time comfort when you enter the tasting room. Having an eye fordecorating, Ken Wilson has created a lovely oasis, ready to accommodatecasual picnickers and formal weddings alike.Located at 8015 Highway 128 South, Soda Rock can be reached byexiting Lytton Springs Road, following the signs for Alexander ValleyRoad, and heading south 1.5 miles after you reach the stop sign atHwy 128. They are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and can easilyaccommodate groups with a phone call ahead to (707) 433-3303.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYHistoric Tasting BarBeautiful Alexander Valley ViewsSuperb Hand Crafted WinesOpen Daily 11-58015 Hwy 128 - Alexander Valley707-433-3303 • sodarockwinery.comFollow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW 55


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISTOSANTA ROSAMacLeodLAWNDALELandmarkVineyardKAZADOBE CANYON RD.SugarloafState ParkFor updates onWhat’s Happeningin Wine Country,sign up for our emailnewsletter atwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.Bevan CellarsJack LondonState ParkBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.VJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMAudelssa EstateERIC ROSSMOONDANCECELLARSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryParadise RidgeTy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduWARM SPRINGS RDFamily WineriesLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDHKGESTATEWINESDeerfield RanchDUNBAMADRONER ROADMAYOFAMILYBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12BR COHNCHATEAU ST. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDKundeTRINITYRDARROWOODCAVEDALEMOON MTNCHATEAU ST. JEANImageryKenwoodTONAPA VALLEYSONOMAV A L L E YW I N E R I E SPetroniVineyardsAkoma ZoumeMountain Terraces VineyardARNOLD DRIVEAGUA CALIENTE ROADNot to ScaleBOYES BLVDHanzellTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116ORANGEGROVEParmelee HillBONNESSSCHUGRobledoFamilyCARNEROS ESTATETOSAN FRANCISCOVERANO AVEPETALUMABONNEAUHawkes RoesslerRoche SEBASTIANIW. SPAIN ST.Adobe Road Winery THE Eric K JamesPLAZAHwy 12 WineryAVE12CHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECAGLORIA FERRERCLINELEVERONI ROADANABABonneauFREMONT121JACUZZI5th ST WESTBROADW AY37LarsonFamily4th E5th ST EASTCELLAR DOOR12CORNERSTONE SONOMAMEADOWCROFTKeating WinesVIANSARavenswoodGEHRICKERDEAST NAPA STSojourn CellarsWestwoodCaveR2LOVELL VALLEY RD7th STDENMARK STNAPA ROADMacrostie12121CASTLE RD. VINEYARD8th ST EASTBartholomew ParkLN.OLD WINERY RDBURNDALECARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryBuenaVistaGundlach-BundschuKamenTin BarnFaveroGofesselTONAPATOVALLEJO56 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMagical Massage & Inspiration Gallery –58It’s Wine Country Nurturing At Its BestBy Abigail P. ZimmermanIf you know where to look,Sonoma Valley is still an authenticregion devoted to perfecting ancientcrafts. The purely human practice ofmaking wine. Cultivating foods andfruits from the soil. Living seasonally.Celebrations of family and friendsover home cooked – and likelyhome grown – meals. The deeply satisfying rituals of body and spiritcare. Nowhere is the latter most vibrant than at Magical Massage in theSonoma community of Glen Ellen.Magical Massage is a haven from the bustling activities in both activelives and busy vacationing. Set within a single, historic 22-foot cedarlined wine cask, the circular treatment room is a space of wholeness andhealing harkening back to cultures from around the world.In this business of writing, one should at all times strive for professional,frank objectivity. But it’s hard to in matters of the spirit andphysique. Heart and emotional response are true judges. There is noother way to say this … Magical Massage is simply one of the finest,most restorative, and relaxing spas I have ever enjoyed. Ever. In all ofmy decades of globe-trotting.Carolyn and Martha are professionally trained massage therapistsand Martha is also an aesthetician, committed to the pure, holistic andstraight-forward practice of massage and facials. These healing womenuse only locally grown products such as organic lavender and olive oilsfrom up the road. The total focus of your session is completely aboutyou and your needs.A lot of spas talk about relaxing ambiance and making you feel goodand all that other stuff. But Magical Massage just is. It is a place of totalpersonal service. It is a place of two professional therapists with decadesof experience. It is a place that harkens back to the healing practices inthe Native American “kiva” or sweat lodges. No one can work miracles,but I swear Magical Massage is a place that will ease your joints, repairthe knots in your shoulders and sides, and ease your burdens at least forawhile.It’s nice that Magical Massage delivers significant body improvementservices at such an affordable rate. Forexample, its only $75 for a 60minutes massage blending deeptissue, Swedish and Lomi Lomi.Everything is included in your servicefee. Should you request hot stones oradditional aromatherapy? No extracost. These two women believe inmeeting the needs of each client.Personally? My favorites? First, theBarrel Tasting treatment. Beginning with an herbal foot soak and exfoliatingscrub, the treatment proceeds with a 50-minute massage with locallavender oils and hot stones. Then? A certified organic facial. A true tasteof heaven on earth. And the 90-minute treatment is only $145.Second, and this may speak to only a few “preggos” out there. Butwhen I was pregnant, the only person who could truly suspend thephysical strain of growing a life and give me back my ankles was Marthaduring her Pre-Natal Massage. Book an additional 30-minute mini-facialwhen you call and leave feeling like your old self.There is the Morning After to help our visitors after a day of toomuch wine tasting. Detoxifying essential oils soak and soothe your body,feet and face in an 80-minute treatment using geranium, eucalyptus,grapefruit and lavender oils; $125.Don’t miss the 60-minute Harvest Moon treatment chock full of footsoaks, massage, reflexology and a 25-minute pure neck, shoulder andscalp massage; $85. Amazing.Couples and singles treatments are both available with a single phonecall.Come a bit early for your treatment and enjoy the Inspiration Gallery.Set outside of the giant wine cask, the Gallery offers a treasure trove oflocal artists, jewelry and more.If you are inclined to take classes, Carolyn offers jewelry makinglessons. Choose from a wide assortment of beads, pendants and charmsand capture a personal spirit of your time here in Sonoma Valley.Located directly next door to Eric Ross Winery where you can tastesome of the fine wines Sonoma Valley has to offer.Magical Massage is located at 14300 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen. Formore information, call (707) 225-2671; magicalmassagesonoma.com.Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYFree Live Music Friday Nightsat Sebastiani WineryThe annual music series is under way and continues every Fridaythrough the end of October. Each concert runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Allages and dogs are welcome!There will be BBQ available for purchase from the CommunityCafé on the first three Fridays of the month. The last Friday of everymonth will be the new “Food Truck Friday” event with some of theBay Area’s finest gourmet food trucks! Dinners are available starting at5:30 p.m. and will go until the food runs out.Wines will be available by the bottle or by the glass. Non-alcoholicbeverages will also be available for purchase. No other alcohol may bebrought on site.For more details and information, contact the tasting room at(707) 933-3226.Friday Night Music Series Schedule:• August 5th – Jon Popenoe• August 12th – Backtrax• August 19th – Jami Jamison Band• August 26th – tBA• September 2nd – Adam traum& the traumatics• September 9th – Backtrax• September 16th – five A.M.• September 23rd – tBA• September 30th – tBA• october 7th – Jami Jamison Band• october 14th – cynthia carr & the cartunes• october 21st – hellhounds• october 28th – Backtrax125th STREET WESTTOSANTA ROSASonomaEnoteca2nd STREET WESTHawkes WinesRocheWEST SPAIN STREETAdobe Road Winery Tasting RoomCHARLES CREEKVINEYARDSWEST NAPA STREETS O N O M AP L A Z A1st STREET WESTROESSLERMcDONNELMAPLEANDR IE UXLEVERONI ROADThe PlazaCELLARDOORWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIESWestwoodThe CaveBROADWAY12– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.comFRANCENAPA ROAD1st STREET EASTSONOMAENOTECAR2 WineryEAST SPAIN STREETMERCATOMissionSan Franciscode SolanoSonoma Wine ShopNot To ScaleSEBASTIANIVINEYARDS& WINERYLEDSON HOTEL &HARMONY LOUNGEHighway 12 WineryEnotecaSojourn CellarsEric K JamesEAST NAPA EAST STREET NAPA STREET4th STREET EASTTONAPASign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com59


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK25th Annual B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival, Sept. 23-26• Charity Auction Dinner, Friday September 23• Doobie Brothers and Special Guests – Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25• Celebrity Golf Classic, Monday, September 26Vintner, philanthropist, and music artist manager Bruce Cohnannounced that tickets are on sale for the special silver anniversary25th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, GalaCharity Auction Dinner, and the Celebrity Golf Classic.“It is really coming together” exclaimed producer Bruce Cohn.“Having Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leon Russell, Sammy Hagar and Joe Satrianiperform and join the Doobie Brothers plus chef Guy Fieri, really putsan exclamation point on what is shaping up to be a great 25th anniversary.”Leon Russell will be performing for the first time at the B.R. CohnCharity Events Fall Music Festival on Saturday, September 24th alongwith returning festival favorites the Doobie Brothers. Closing out theset will be Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar as special guests alongsidethe Doobie Brothers. Also performing that day will be Greg Kihn, JimMessina and Pat Simmons Jr.Another first-time performer for the festival will be Lynyrd Skynyrdwho will be closing out the show on Sunday, September 24th. JoiningSkynyrd on Sunday will be the Doobie Brothers with special guest JimMessina, Leon Russell, Lara Johnston and Carlos Reyes.This years festival will be held in the memory of Marty Cohn,Bruce’s brother who passed away in March after a battle with cancer.The popular and lively charity auction and dinner will be heldFriday, September 23rd at the B.R. Cohn Winery’s 140-year-old OliveGrove at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150. Joining the event for the first time,as guest chef, is celebrity food TV star Guy Fieri. Fieri, known as oneof the most popular chefs on national television, will bring his signatureexcitement and energy to prepare this year’s world-class dinnerpaired with B.R. Cohn wines and provide a dinner auction lot forbidding, a chance to join the set of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.VIP and GA tickets are on sale at www.brcohn.com for all events orat the B.R. Cohn Winery Tasting Room. New for this year are specialon-stage VIP seats that include a meet and greet with performers andfabulous food and wine, all while sitting feet from the performances.VIP ticket prices range from $350-$1,000 and general admissiontickets are $100. All prices include fees and shipping.The celebrity golf tournament returns again to the famed SonomaGolf Club and will be held on Monday, September 26th. Tee-off is at11 a.m. For more information regarding invitations to the tournamentand auction dinner, call 1-800-330-4064 x126 or www.brcohn.com.Green fees are $400 and a include a special custom made olive woodputter from Musty Putters made from the 140-year-old olive trees atB.R. Cohn Winery. Golf also includes a seat at Friday’s dinner.The B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 inGlen Ellen. Founded in 1984 by Bruce Cohn, the estate winery isknown for its critically acclaimed, world-class, ultra-premiumCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.60Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISTOSANTA ROSAMacLeodLAWNDALELandmarkVineyardKAZADOBE CANYON RD.SugarloafState ParkMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.Paradise RidgeTy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduVJB CELLARSMAYO RESERVE ROOMFamily WineriesCHATEAU ST. JEAN RDCHATEAU ST. JEANKENWOOD WINERY RDKenwoodBevan CellarsJack LondonState ParkBenziger FamilyLONDON RANCH RD.Audelssa EstateERIC ROSSMOONDANCECELLARSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDWARM SPRINGS RDHKGESTATEWINESDeerfield RanchDUNBAMADRONER ROADMAYOFAMILYBucklin OldHill Ranch Little VineyardsValley of the Moon12BR COHNKundeImageryTRINITYRDARROWOODCAVEDALEMOON MTNTONAPA VALLEYKENWOOD &GLEN ELLENW I N E R I E SPetroniVineyardsAkoma ZoumeMountain Terraces VineyardARNOLD DRIVEAGUA CALIENTE ROADNot to ScaleBOYES BLVDHanzellTOPETALUMATOPETALUMA101Clarbec Winery116ORANGEGROVEParmelee HillBONNESSRobledoFamilyTOSAN FRANCISCOVERANO AVEPETALUMABONNEAUHawkes RoesslerRocheW. SPAIN ST.Adobe Road Winery THEPLAZAAVE12CHARLES CREEKSONOMA ENOTECALEVERONI ROADANABAFREMONT5th ST WEST37SEBASTIANILarsonFamilySCHUGBonneauCORNERSTONE SONOMACARNEROS ESTATEMEADOWCROFTGLORIA FERRER Keating Wines121CLINE JACUZZIVIANSABROADW AYEric K James4th E5th ST EASTCELLAR DOOR12RavenswoodHwy 12 WineryGEHRICKERDEAST NAPA STSojourn CellarsWestwoodCaveR2LOVELL VALLEY RD7th STDENMARK STNAPA ROADMacrostie12121CASTLE RD. VINEYAR D8th ST EASTBartholomew ParkLN.OLD WINERYRDBURNDALECARNEROS RDHomewoodWineryBuenaVistaGundlach-BundschuKamenTin BarnFaveroGofesselTONAPATOVALLEJOwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com61


M E N D O C I N O / L A K EWelcome toCounties11Mariah VineyardsMendocinoRidge128Claudia Springs WineryHarmonique WineHusch VineyardsBrutocao CellarsPhiloDrew FamilyGoldeneye VineyardsAndersonValleyZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAMEsterlina VineyardsHandley CellarsRoederer EstateLazy Creek VineyardsStandish Wine CompanyGreenwood RidgeNavarro VineyardsToulouse VineyardsScharffenberger CellarsPhillips Hill EstatesJim Ball VineyardsBreggo CellarsElke VineyardsLonderDermuth WineryPhilo Ridge VineyardsFoursight WinesBoonville128Meyer FamilyCellarsYorkvilleHighlandsYorkvilleMaple Creek Winery253Nelson Family WineryJAXON KEYSParducci, Paul Dolan, SketchbookCesar Toxqui CellarsGermain-Robin DistilleryTesta VineyardsPhilo Ridge Vineyards101RedwoodValley101UkiahWhaler VineyardsMendocinoSaracinaBenmoreHopland ValleyMcDowell ValleyCloverdaleFrey VineyardsOsterGiuseppe WineBarra of MendocinoSilversmith VineyardsLakeMendocinoDunnewoodVineyardsChiarito VineyardsPotterValley20LakeportJeriko EstatesYorkville Cellars SIP! Mendocino Graziano Family of WinesBrutocao Cellars McFadden/Weibel FamilyDogwood Cellars McNab RidgeTerra SaviaRobledo FamilyMcDowell Valley Vineyards175WineryDuncan PeakcampovidaAlbertina128 TOPELMilano FamilyFinleyLe Vin WinerySteele WineryRosati Family WinesEdenCrestPendleton EstateM. Konocti GrowersWildhurst Vineyards Kelseyville Wine Co.Rosa D’Oro VineyardsSol RougeFRITZMasut WineryRivinoWattle Creek WineryAstiPastoriAsti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8Lake County Wine StudioMoore Family175Shed HornCellars29ClearLakeCougar’s LeapRedHillsUpperLakeNice20KelseyvilleBarclay & BrowningTulip Hill WineryCeago VinegardenGregory Graham29Ployez WineryHawk and HorseVineyardsBrassfield Estate WineryHigh ValleyShannon Ridge WineryHigh ValleyClear LakeVilla La BrentaLower LakeTerrill CellarsSix SigmaNoggle20MiddletownShed HornCellars29Beaver CreekBUTTS CANYON RDGuenoc /Langtry EstateGuenocValley62


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESLake County Wine Adventure Weekend, July 30-31Passport-style Event Offers Tours, Hors D’oeuvres,Entertainment, Tastings From More Than 25 WineriesThe seventh-annual Lake County Wine Adventure, a two-daypassport event, will be held July 30-31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thisyear’s Lake County Wine Adventure is once again being hosted bythe Lake County Winery Association.Adventurous wine enthusiasts will have an opportunity todiscover the “new” wine country of California’s Lake County andsample distinct “high elevation” award-winning wines.Throughout the weekend, “wine adventurers” will taste winesfrom five of Lake County’s six distinct viticulture areas (AVAs) asthey visit participating wineries.Adventure tickets can be purchased in advance for $35 each.Tickets also are available at every participating winery on the dayof the event for $40 each. Each ticket is good for two days of activitiesand entitles the holder to wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres ateach winery, a logo wine glass, art exhibits and entertainment.Event-goers will be entered into a raffle drawing when they leavetheir completed wine adventure tickets with the last winery theyvisit. A special grand prize will be awarded to the winner.Event organizers promote responsible hospitality and encourageall participants to designate a driver. Designated drivers are invitedto enjoy non-alcoholic drinks, food and entertainment free ofcharge at each site compliments of the Lake County Winery Association.Designated drivers also can turn in their special buttons tobe eligible for some fun Lake County prizes.For more information, call (800) 595-WINE (9463), (707) 355-2762 or visit www.lakecountywineries.orgFor visitor information, contact the Lake County Visitor InformationCenter at 1-800-525-3743 or www.lakecounty.com.Wine Experts Gather in MendocinoReds, Whites and Greens Honored During Annual Tasting CompetitionLocal winemakers will round up their best bottles for the 35thAnnual Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition. A group ofexpert judges from around the wine world will hold an all-daytasting panel of both Mendocino County-sourced reds and whiteson Friday, August 5th. Once the wines have all been tasted, judgeswill decide upon gold, silver, bronze and double gold winningwines. At event’s end, a selection of judges will agree on the Best ofShow wine (selected from amongst the gold medal winners) inboth the red and white categories. A special “green” category willalso name one certified organic or biodynamic grown and/orproduced wine Best of Show (also selected from the gold medalwinners).Among this year’s exciting group of prestigious judges are VirginieBoone, contributor to Wine Enthusiast, the Santa Rosa Press-Democratand Savor; Dan Berger, nationally syndicated wine columnist andWine Country resident; Laurie Daniel, wine writer for the San JoseMercury News and contributor to Food and Wine and Wine CountryLiving; and Ziggy Eschliman, widely known as “The Wine Gal” on herpopular radio show “On Tour” for Sonoma’s KRSH and KNOBstations.The public are invited to an award ceremony and farm-to-tabledinner at Jeriko Estate Winery in Hopland, held on the evening of the5th at 7 p.m. Here, the winners will be announced and the awardwinningwines will be on offer. Dinner is $65 for members of theMendocino Winegrape & Wine Commission and $75 for nonmembers.For more information, visit www.mendocinowinecompetition.comor call (707) 468-9886.Taste Zins and other specialty wines in ourhistoric farmhouse overlooking the vineyards12 New ReleasesOpen Daily 10-5Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com63


Welcome toMONTEREY BAY AREALa Nebbia TO S.F.DomenicoLa HondaWoodsideKings84 MountainChaine dʼOrTOHALF MOONBAY1MichaelMartellaSKYLINEThomasFogartyBLVD.35BONNY DOONPAGE MILL RD.Mountain WineryHallcrestOrganic Wine Works280RidgeNaumannPicchettiCooper-Garrod917TOS.F.Savannah-ChanelleHeart oʼ the MountainRoudon-SmithBruzzoneClos TitaSan FranciscoBay101880680JOSE85SOQUEL SANSOQUEL DR.Creekview J. Lohr/ShermanPinderTravieso WineryAhlgren David Black Fleming JenkinsBruce RidgeMuccigrossoTestarossaBig BasinP&M Staiger ByingtonMT. HERMONPOETICCinnabarBig BasinSoquelHunter HillBeauregardCELLARSOscalisBargettoAptos CreekStorrs VinocruzEquinoxBonny Doon Vino PrimaCava Wine BarPelicanCopious Winery Armida RanchHillcrest TerraceMJA Vineyards1OdonataSanta Cruz Mountain& Quinta CruzSilver Mountain MontereySones CellarsStorrs Winery BayTrout GulchVino Tabi9ZayanteRegaleVilla delMonte8417BURRELL SCHOOLMJAVINE HILLNicholsonPleasant ValleyAlfaro FamilyVineyardsMAINWindyOaksTeam ZinMcKEANLOMA PRIETASilver MountainTOLIVERMOREVALLEYRD.SANElkhorn SloughJUANRD.MONTEREYSycamore CreekJason-StephensMartin RanchHecker PassE LAKE AVE15685FernwoodCellarsUVAS RD.G8G11I n c l u d i n g MONTEREY • CARMEL • CARMEL VALLEY • HOLLISTERSANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS • SALINAS • SANTA CLARA • LOS GATOSFortinoHECKER PASS RDWATSONVILLERDClos LaChanceKirigin129GuglielmoCastilloʼs Hillside ShireMorgan Hills CellarsSolis152 SARAH’SVINEYARDRiver Run101SANTA TERESA156Creekview VineyardsSatori CellarsThomas KruseCasa de FrutaRapazzini25SAN JUAN CANYONBOLSA RD.UNION RDSAN FELIPE RD.SHORE RD.156Travelling 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 hrsFAIRVIEW RDLeal EstateTOSACRAMENTOTravelling from Santa CruztrAVel tiMeto MileS (Average) (Peak)Monterey 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan francisco 73 1-1/4 hrs 1-3/4 hrsPaso robles 136 2-1/4 hrs 2-3/4 hrsGuerra Cellars5P a c i f i c O c e a nP a c i f i c O c e a nCIENEGA RDA Taste of MontereyBargettoScheidPierce RanchBaywood CellarsFigge CellarsWine from the HeartTudor Wines/Cima CollinaVentanaChateau SinnetGalante VineyardsMORGAN WINERY1Boëtè(Valley Hills)Los Laureles GradeTO SAN LUIS OBISPOANDSANTA BARBARACOUNTYHearst CastleCAC H AGUA RD.TASSARAJA RD68101NationalSteinbeckCenterA Tasteof MontereyHammond VineyardsMarilyn Remark WinesRIVER RD.ChateauJulien G16 Heller EstatePessagnoJouillian VineyardsTalbott VineyardBoekenoogenGeorisJoyce Vineyards/Chateau ChristinaOtter Cove & Carmel HillsBernardusBoekenoogenChateau SinnetParsonageCARMELVALLEYRD.Sycamore CellarsDe TierraTalbott VineyardsHAHN SLH ESTATESARROYO SECOFOOTHILL RD.101FOOTHILL RD.Paraiso VineyardsManzoniRay FranscioniWrathRD.Hobson146VentanaScheidDeRosePietra SantaCalera Wine Co.Enz FlintSummerayne LIMEKILNPinnaclesNationalMonument25564TO SAN LUIS OBISPO ANDSANTA BARBARA COUNTYSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com25


August 6th, noon to 5pm at Poetic Cellars in the Santa Cruz MountainsJohn Concannon, 4th generation vintner at Concannon Vineyardsin Livermore, is fond of saying that Petite Sirah is the Saint Bernardthat wants to sit in your lap. It may be among the smallest of all grapes,but it packs about the biggest punch of tannin and flavor of any. It’sgot enormous texture, intensity and tannin, and adds “stuffing” and“backbone” to any blend to which it’s added. By its lonesome, it isoften like a baked blackberry-blueberry pie, rich, dense and decadent.Which is why so many people love Petite Sirah as much as they lovechocolate.Petite Sirah was first bottled as a varietal by John’s father, JimConcannon, in 1961. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the littlegrape that was once relegated to the status of blender: it is nowproudly making a comeback both in acreage planted and in the heartsand minds of wine lovers everywhere.Winemaker Katy Lovell of Poetic Cellars in the Santa Cruz Mountainsis marking the 50th anniversary of Petite Sirah by holding a Pets& Petite photo contest on Facebook. Simply go to the Poetic Cellarspage, post a photo of your pet, then invite your friends to “Like” it.The top 10 vote getting photos will then be assembled for a voting tobe held at the winery on Saturday, August 6th. The winner will berewarded with a case of Katy’s delicious and habit-forming Petite Sirah,sourced from her vineyards in Livermore, home of Petite Sirah for overa hundred years.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTPets & Petite: A Celebration of Cute Pets, Precocious Petite SirahThere’ll be a posh Pet party complete with treats for dogs andpeople, plus live music and other excitement. Bring your pet along forthe day and join the Petite parade!Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!65


MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSolis Winery Wins Big at California State FairThe judges at the 2011 California State Fair Wine Competitionraised a toast to Gilroy’s Solis Winery, which took home five medalsincluding three special “Best of Class in Region” awards.Solis Winery was awarded the gold medal for their Merlot, Estate2007 ($25), which earned an impressive score of 95 points out of 100.The winery also earned silver medals and the distinctive “Best in Classin Region” awards for their 2010 Fiano ($25), 2008 Sangiovese ($25),and 2007 Syrah ($25). The “Best in Class” designation signifies thehighest rated varietal within the Greater Bay Area region. The winery’s2007 Meritage “Cara Mia” ($25) also won a bronze award.Vic Vanni, co-owner of Solis Winery, said, “With so many excellentwineries in California – and especially the Bay Area – we are especiallythrilled to have been awarded three ‘Best in Class in Region’ awards inone year. We feel these awards reflect the amazing success and consistencythat our estate vineyard produces, year in and year out.”The California State Fair Wine Competition is the oldest and mostprestigious wine competition in North America. Each year thousandsof California wines are entered into the competition for the chance towin one of many coveted awards from the State Fair’s panel of expertwine judges. Judging for the 2011 competition was conducted June1-3. The top award-winning wines will be available for tasting at Taste& Celebrate the Best Wine!, a new event at the fair on July 29.Solis Winery’s award-winning wines are available locally. Guests areTO MONTEREYBoekeoogenPessagnoRIVER ROADWrathRIVER ROAD68GONZALES RIVER RDFORT ROMIEMarilyn RemarkMAIN STREETTaste of MontereyDe TierraTO SAN JOSE101GonzalesALTA STManzoniBlackstoneRay FranscioniSalinasencouraged to sample them by visiting the winery’s tasting room,located at 3920 Hecker Pass in Gilroy. To learn more, visitwww.soliswinery.com.Manzoni Vineyards AnnouncesNew Wine and New WinemakerManzoni Vineyards, one of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation’ssmallest artisan producers, announced the hiring of David Coventry asconsulting winemaker. A Monterey native, David has formerly workedwith the Chalone, Cloninger, Morgan and De Tierra labels. Owner/winegrower Mark Manzoni is very excited about the partnership: “Ihave known David for years – his reputation for crafting elegant,small-lot, site-specific Pinot and Chardonnay is unmatched locally.”Coventry’s production responsibilities begin with the release of thewinery’s 2009 Estate Pinot Noir and the debut of a new item in theManzoni portfolio – a Pinot Gris. Mark Manzoni comments, “thecrisp, ‘Alsatian’ style of our cool climate Pinot Gris is a nice counterpartto our richer Chardonnay releases – it is a natural extension of ourwine list.” Only 125 cases were made of the Manzoni 2008 “FranscioniVineyard” Pinot Gris; it has a suggested retail of $20. TheManzoni releases are available to fine wine retailers and on-premiseaccounts in California through Frank-Lin Distribution and nationallythrough select wholesalers.The Manzoni family has been farming in what is now the SantaLucia Highlands appellation for three generations. Their small, artisan,six-acre estate is located in the heart of the Highlands, among wellknownneighboring vineyards the likes of Garys’, Sleepy Hollow,Double L and Mer Soleil. Manzoni produces limited, award-winningreleases of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Thecharming Manzoni tasting room is open Fridays, Saturdays andSundays on the lovely River Road Wine Trail. The winery’s onlinehome is www.manzoniwines.com.FOOTHILL(PAVED ROAD)HAHN SLHESTATESMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYFORT ROMIE ROADPARAISOSPRINGS RDG17VentanaLOS COCHESARROYO SECO RDFRONT STSoledadEAST STMETZ ROAD14666G16SycamoreCellarsARROYO SECOWALNUT101GreenfieldScheidVineyardsHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISOBISPOKing Citywww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


VineyardsChouinardWinery &WestoverCANYONSAN JOSE,TO& SALINASKITTY HAWK RDMAIN ST SANTA RITA ROADVINEYARDRDFF COMMARROYOTOFOOTHILLSSIERRAVASCO ROADGREENVILLE ROADWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LIVERMOREAll Aboard for Petite Sirah Weekend, July 30-31by Laura NessIt seemed like the right thing to do: celebrate the 50th anniversaryof Petite Sirah with a valley-wide festival commemorating the firstvarietal bottling of one of the heritage grapes of Livermore. The Valleyowes much to the foresight of Jim Concannon in his first varietalbottling of the grape that now has come to be associated with Livermoreand the Concannon brand almost as ubiquitously as the Wenteclone of Chardonnay, more of which is planted in the country thanany other.As a prelude to the big 50th anniversary party at Concannon Vineyardset for August 14 & 15, the last weekend of July will fete andhonor not only the Concannon’s contributions to the propagation ofthis little “comeback kid” grape, but also the efforts of the manyproducers around the Valley who bring it to our tables.Starting with a train ride on the historic Niles Canyon Railway onSaturday, July 30, featuring presentations by three of the Valley’s PetiteSirah winemakers, Fourth generation vintner John Concannon,Concannon Vineyard, Collin Cranor of Nottingham Cellars, and MarkClarin of McGrail Vineyards, the partying continues with a Petite Sirahtasting and dinner at McGrail Vineyards on Greenville Road.“Petite Sirah on the Rails,” takes place Saturday, July 30, 2011. Thetwo-hour train ride leaves Niles at 3:30 p.m. sharp; tickets are$45/person (21 and over, please).On July 30, guests will board a restored vintage train and samplefive special Petite Sirahs from some of the best winemakers in theValley including Concannon Vineyard, Nottingham Cellars, McGrailVineyards, Charles R Vineyards and Bent Creek Winery. Each winewill be paired with a delicious hors d’oeuvre or cheese as wineeducator, Steve Ferree, shares the history of Livermore Valley wines,with a special emphasis on Petite Sirah. Tickets for “Petite Sirah on theRails” may be purchased at www.ncry.org or on localwineevents.com“Petite Sirah on the Rails” is sponsored by the Pacific LocomotiveAssociation;Also Saturday July 30th: “A Celebration of Livermore’s ShiningStar: Petite Sirah!” This celebratory Petite Sirah Winetasting andDinner Featuring Livermore Petite Sirahs, Past and Present, along witha special appearance by honored guest, Jim Concannon, begins at6:30pm. Guests will be invited to sample past and present vintages ofPetite Sirah while enjoying paired appetizers, live music, buffet and apanoply of Petite Sirah. There will be an auction of unique PetiteSirah-based centerpieces created by the participating wineries, whichinclude: Bent Creek, Concannon, Charles R, Eagle Ridge, Fenestra,Garre, Little Valley, McGrail, Mitchell Katz, Nottingham Cellars,Occasio, Page Mill, Ruby Hill, Thomas Coyne and Wente.Ticket price: $75pp. Limited to the first 150 guests. Proceeds willbe donated to Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.Tickets, which are limited to the first 150 guests, for “A Celebrationof Livermore’s Shining Star: Petite Sirah!” are available atwww.mcgrailvineyards.com/events.html.To keep the celebration going, many Livermore Valley wineries willfeature special pricing on their Petite Sirah that weekend.TOFRANCISCOSANTOSACRAMENTOPalomares VineyardsDublinTRI-VALLEYCONVENTION & VISITORSBUREAU580LittleValleyPleasantonVALLEY AVE84RetzlaffCoyneThomasLongevityWinesBig White HousePORTOLA AVE.L St.LivermoreJohn Christopher CellarsHOLMES ST.BlacksmithSquareDeerRidgeFIRST STREETEAST AVE.PACIFICS. LIVERMORERodrigueMolyneauxLainesLavishBrewer)(Good580Retzlaff&Page MillConcannon Ridge StonyCrooked Vine HiddenTESLA ROAD CreekWinemaker,Singing& RyhanCellars atMarrRidge CudaRyhan &Kent StevenLaRochelleOccasioNottinghamTamasLas PositasCedar MountainRios-LovellGarrŽWente VineyardsLUPIN ROADPurpleOrchidInnBodegasAguirreel SolCROSS ROADEagle RidgeVICTORIALesnes ChTesla VintnersPALOMARES ROADSunolBERNAL AVE.KILKARE RD.680EllistonVineyardsRuby HillISABEL AVEAVE.FenestraWineryVineyardsValley CellarsLivermoreCoyneThomasWineryTenutaVineyardsWETMORE RDEckertEstateWineryVineyardsWenteRestaurantMuriettaÕsWellMINESFamily Vineyards*WoodMTN. RDCEDARCreek WineryBentCrane WineryWhiteMcGrail VineyardsRed FeatherWineryWineryHouse White BigCenterVisitorsGolf Course Charles R.andMitchell KatzEstateVineyards84LECI TOSNILESROADMAINVALKALTHOONLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan!67MONTEREY/CARMEL


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYA Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5ACACIA VNYD – 2750 las Amigas road, napa; 707 226-9991 x2 open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4Acme Fine Wines– 1080 fulton ln, St. helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5Adastra – 2545 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 255-4818Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley road, St. helena; 707 965-2675open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 253-2000Amizetta – 1099 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-1460Ancien – napa; 707 255-3908Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards – 680 rossi road, St. helena; 707 963-8600open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big ranch road, napa; 1-877-386-5070 open daily 10-5Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational ProgramsAntica Napa Valley –3700 Soda canyon, napa; 707 257-8700Ardente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 226-7669open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 inglewood Ave, St. helena; 707 963-4334 open daily 10-5Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingAriel Vineyards – 1312 town center, napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020Arns – 601 Muno road, St. helena; 707 963-3429open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyARTESA – 1345 henry road, napa; 707 224-1668 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsAUGUST BRIGGS – 333 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4912 fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu 10-4B CELLARS – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 709-8787 open daily 10-5Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, thu-fri 10-8, Sun 12-7BALDACCI FAMILY – 6236 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-9261 open daily 10-4Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919Barlow Vineyards – 4411Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7075open daily 10-5 by apptopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyBEAULIEU VINEYARDS (BV) – 1960 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-5233 open daily 10-5Beau Vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 Mon-fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-1774open by appointment onlyBell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 open daily 10-4Benessere Winery – 1010 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-5853 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsBENNETT LANE – 3340 hwy 128, calistoga; 877 MAX-nAPA open daily 10-5:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsBERINGER VINEYARDSCOME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-94632 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this adSave up to $252000 Main Street, St. helena | www.Beringer.comBialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 415 606-6629Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866Black Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860open by appointment onlyfri-Sat 11-4, tue-thu by apptopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyBLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsBoeschen – 3242 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-3674open by appointment onlyBOUCHAINE VINEYARDS – 1075 Buchli Station road, napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine open daily 10:30-5:30Gift items, gardens, vineyard walking tour. Call ahead for: Safari Tours at 10:30am, educational programs, food pairings & bringing pets.Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 first St, napa; 707 226-3976Sun-thu 11-10, fr-Sa 11-MidnightBourassa – 190 camino oruga, napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366open by appointment onlyBoyd Family – 4042 Big ranch road, napa; 707 254-7353open by appointment onlyBravante Vineyards – 300 Stone ridge rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4Brookdale Vineyards – napa; 707 258-1454open by appointment onlyBrown Estate – 3233 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-2435limited, by appointment only, closed 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; 707 255-1294tours/tasting by appointmentCali 351 – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-6200open by appointment onlyCALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 lincoln Ave, #2 calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6Cardinale Estate – tasting room, 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-2643 open daily 10:30-5Casa Nuestra Winery – 3451 Silverado trail no, St. helena; 707 963-5783 open daily 10-5CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 north St. helena hwy (hwy 39), calistoga; 707 942-8200Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommendedopen daily 9:30-6Caymus Vineyards – 8700 conn creek rd, rutherford; 707 967-3010open daily by appointmentCeja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, thu-Sat till 11-8Celani Family Vineyards – 2230 Big ranch rd, napa; 877 ArDore1open by appointment onlyChappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-7136open by appointment onlyCharbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn rd; St. helena; 707 963-9327 open daily 10-4CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. hwy 29, St. helena; 707 967-2229 open daily 10:30-5Charnu – St. helena; 707 963-6045open by appointment onlyCharter Oak Winery – 831 charter oak Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2298open by appointment onlyChase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs road, St. helena; 707 963-1284open by appointment onlyChateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-5472open by appointment onlyChateau Montelena – 1429 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-5105 open daily 9:30-4Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2641 open daily 10-5Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. helena; 707 968-0625open daily 10-5 by appointmentCliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille cross rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 open daily 10-4Clos Du Val – 5330 Silverado trail, napa; 800 993-9463 open daily 10-5Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal ln, calistoga; 707 942-4981 open daily 10:30-5Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado trail, St. helena; 1-800-793-7960 open Sat 11-5, Sun-fri 11-4Constant-Diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain rd, calistoga; 707 942-0707open by appointment onlyContinuum Estate – 1677 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8100∆66open by appointment onlyCorison Winery – 987 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-0826open daily 10-5 by appointmentCORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairingsopen daily 10-4:30CORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 945-0388 open daily 10-7Cosentino – 7415 St. helena hwy, Yountville; 707-921-2809 open daily 10-6Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. helena; 707 963-3887open by appointment onlyCrocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111open by appointment onlyCuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-2468 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig road, carneros (between napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5 by apptDarioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 open daily 10:30- 5David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190open by appointment only68 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSDel 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 onlyEagle Trace– 680 rossi rd, St. helena; 707 963-4665open by appointment onlyEeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain rd., St. helena; 707 337-5526open by appointment onlyEHLERS ESTATEJoin us in our historic stone building salon and beautiful olive grove.Open daily, 9:30-4:30 – $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 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; 707 944-2900open by appointment onlyEnvy Wines – 1170 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-4670 Sun-thu 10:30-4:30, fri-Sat 11-5:30ETUDESTOP IN AND SEE THE NEW TASTING ROOMWe invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.2 for 1 Tasting with this ad (Save up to $25)1250 cuttings Wharf road, napa | open Daily 10am-4:30pm707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.comFailla – 3530 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-0530open by appointment onlyFalcor – 2511 napa corporate Dr, Ste 115, napa; 888-402-Wine open daily 10-5Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, oakville; 707 944-2861 open by appointment only 10-3Farella – 2222 n. 3rd Ave, napa; 707 254-9489open by appointment onlyFleury Estate Winery – 950 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 967-8333open by appointment onlyFlora Springs – The Room – 677 St. helena hwy So., St. helena; 707 967-8032 open daily 10:30-5Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 967-6723open by appointment onlyFOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 800 535-6400Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKopen daily 10-6Fontanella 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 10-5www.WineCountryThisWeek.comFRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 larkmead lane, calistoga; 707 942-0859 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic AreaFrazier Winery – 70 rapp lane, napa; 707 255-3444 x107open by appointmentFreemark Abbey – 3022 St. helena hwy 29 n., St. helena; 707 963-9694 open Daily 10-5Frog’s Leap – 8815 conn creek road, rutherford; 707 963-4704open by appointment onlyG Cook – 264 n. fork crystal Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-7760open by appointment onlyGargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770open by appointment onlyGemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855open by appointment onlyGirard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 open daily 11-7Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder rd; 707 254-7766open by appointment onlyGoosecross Cellars – 1119 State lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 open daily 10-4:30GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-2784 open daily 9:30-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food PairingsGroth – 750 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 944-0290open by appointment onlyGuffy – 1390 thompson Ave, napa; 707 258-2532open by appointment onlyGuilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-9059open by appointment onlyGustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-0781 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursHall Rutherford – 56 Auberge road, rutherford; 707 967-0700open by appointment onlyHall St. Helena – 401 St. helena hwy So, St. helena; 707 967-2620 open daily 10-5:30Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified forest rd, St. helena; 707 942-6760open by appointmentHartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269open by appointment onlyHdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121open by appointment onlyHeibel Ranch Vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289open by appointment onlyHeitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-3542 open daily 11-4:30Helena View Johnston – 3500 highway 128, calistoga; 707 942-4956open by appointment onlyHendry – 3104 redwood Dr, napa; 707 226-8320open by appointment onlyHESS COLLECTION – 4411 redwood rd, napa; 707 255-1144 open daily 10-5:30Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 open daily 10-6Honig Vineyards – 850 rutherford rd, rutherford; 707 963-5618open daily by appointmentHope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675open by appointment onlyHunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado trail north, St. helena; 707 963-2911open by appointment onlyIlona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463 open by appointment onlyJ. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa open by appointment onlyJames Cole – 5014 Silverado trail, napa; 707 251-9905open by appointment onlyJames Creek – 2249 James creek rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646open by appointment onlyJarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello rd, napa; 1-800-255-5280open by appointment onlyJax –3468 hwy 128, calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102open by appointmentJericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665open by appointment onlyJESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 open daily 10-6Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pmJocelyn Lonen Winery – napa; 1-800-255-5280open by appointment onlyJohn Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711open daily 10-2amJOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 taplin rd, St. helena; 707 963-2745Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointmentMon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointmentLast tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2332 open daily by appointment only 10-4Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children WelcomedJuicebox – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 707 254-1212 open daily by appointment only 9-5Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment onlyKapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804open by appointment onlyKeenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177open by appointment onlyKeever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910open by appointment only69


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKKelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849Kenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 302-2209Ladera – 150 White cottage rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlythu-Mon 11- 5 & by apptopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyLaird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., napa; 707 257-0360 open daily 10-5Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 larkmead ln, calistoga; 707 942-0167 open daily by appointment only 10-4Lava Vine – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9500 open daily 10-5Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-6289Lokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968exclusive tastings by appoinment onlyopen by appointment onlyLong Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-4555 open daily 11-6LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. helena hwy So. (hwy 29 ), St. helena; 707 968-3361 open daily 10-6Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food PairingsLuis Ochoa Family – 1307 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 341-6780open daily 11-6:30; winery by apptLuna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 open daily 10-5Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 255-8864 open daily 10-5Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 n. St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-6577 open daily by appointment 10-4MAHONEY VINEYARDS – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 112-7Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK fri-Sat 12-9Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open thu-Sun 11-5Marita’s Vineyard – napa; 707 259-5313open by appointment onlyMarkham Vnyds – 2812 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-5292 open daily 11-5Maroon Wines – napa; 707 257-3040Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490open by appointment onlyopen by appointmentMason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyMERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-7777 open daily 10-6:30Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKCall ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food PairingsMichael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-thu 12-5, fri-Sun 11-5Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage canyon rd, rutherford; 707 225-4367open by appointment onlyMilat Vineyards – 1091 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-0758 open daily 10-5:30Miner Family – 7850 Silverado trail, oakville; 707 944-9500 open daily 11-5MJA – 647 greenfield rd, St. helena; 707 963-3394Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyMONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsMoss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele rd, napa; 707 252-1295Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993open by appointmentopen by appointment onlyMUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado trail, rutherford; 800 MUM-nAPA open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursMurphyVineyards – 395 crane Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2516Myriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyNAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-2565 open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OKNapa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-8011Neal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840open by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentNichelini Winery – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentopen daily by appointmentopen by appointment onlyO’Brien Estate – 1200 orchard Ave, napa; 707 252-8463 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665open by appointment onlyopen by appointmentOlabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30OnThEdge – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718open daily by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyPage Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6– 520 california Blvd, #20, napa; 707 944-2339 open by appointment onlyPalmaz Vineyards – 4029 hagen road, napa; 707 226-5587Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer rd, oakville; 707 944-1683Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen 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; 707 967-0770Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 933-8352open by appointmentopen by appointment onlyPeju – 8466 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-3600 open daily 10-6Peter Franus Wine Company – napa; 707 945-0542Pheonix – 3175 Dry creek road, napa; 877 374-6364open by appointment onlyBy advance appointment onlyPhifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4787 tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1Piña Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 738-9328 open daily by appointment 10-4Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-9777 open daily 10:30-4:30PlumpJack Winery – 620 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 945-1220 open daily 10-4Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley rd, napa; 707 965-1246Porter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980open thu-Sun 11-5 or by apptopen by appointment onlyPRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30Children & Pets OKPride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949open by appointmentPROVENANCE – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10-5Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601Quixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659open by appointmentopen by appointmentRAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 963-3141 open daily 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursRegusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 open daily 10-5Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380Revana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 649-1200RAZI WINERYWith a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail…“Everything we know is in the bottle.”Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299open by appointmentopen by appointment only70 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSRobert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTWopen by appointmentRobert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177open by appointmentRobert Mondavi – 7801 St. helena hwy 29, oakville; 707 968-2001 open daily 10-5Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 open daily 10-4:30Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004open by appointmentROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 open daily 10-5Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-877-963-9364By 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; 707 942-5889Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980School House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240open Mon-Sat by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen 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 – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339open by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen 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-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by apptSilverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 open daily 10-5Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391Smith 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; 707 944-8200open by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentDaily 10am-10pmSomerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4Spelletich 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 appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentSt. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 967-9463ST. CLEMENT“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”Two Years in a Row2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard TastingSave up to $252867 St. helena north, St. helena | open Daily 10am-5pm707-265-5000 | www.stclement.comopen 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 10-4:30Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198Staglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272open by appointmentopen by appointmentBy advance appointment onlyopen daily 10:30-4:30 by apptSTERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-fri 10:30-5Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Sat-Sun 10-5Stoneheath Winery – napa; 707 257-0701open by appointmentStonehedge Winery – 1004 clinton St, napa; 707 256-4444 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-8Stony Hill Vineyard – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636Storybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt onlyopen by appointmentopen daily 10-5 by appointmentSUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSummit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488open by appointmentSUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSwanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500Tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823open by appointmentopen by appointmentTamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9Tasting Room, The – at the napa Wine co, 40 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 848-9630 open daily 10-4:30Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-3593Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780Teachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340The Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504Tom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267open by appointmentBy appointment onlyopen by appointmenttue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen by appointmentToolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7Tournesol Wine – napa; 707 287-7557open by appointment onlyTrahan Winery – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 11-6Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 oak Knoll Ave, napa; 707 255-7700 open daily 10-4:30Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 967-8027Trespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804open by appointmentopen 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 11-7Tristant – 1012 Bale ln, calistoga; 707 942-0600Truchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153Tudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947Tulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064open by appointmentopen by appointmentopen by appointmentopen 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 9-5, Sun 11-5Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by apptUncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 open daily 12-8V 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; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave ToursVALLEY 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 appointment71


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVarozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331open by appointment onlyVelo Vino – pour clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-6Venge – 4708 Silverado trail, napa; 707 942-9100Verismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463)Wed-Sun by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyVermeil – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 greenwood Ave, calistoga; 707 942-6995Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364Vineyard 29 – 2929 St helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-9292Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963.9425VinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943open by advance appointmenttue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by apptopen daily 10-4:30 by appointmentopen daily 10-5 by appointmentopen by appointmentMon-fri 10-2 by appointmentopen by appointmentVintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, napa; 707 255-7150 open daily 11-6Volker Eisele Family – 3080 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9485Volta Wine– 3108 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyVon Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. rd, calistoga; 707 942-0930 open by appointment 10:30-4:30W. H. Smith– 1307 lincoln Avenue, Suite B, calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun, Mon, tue, thu 10-5, fri-Sat 10-6:30WATERSTONE – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OKWaugh Cellars – napa; 888-883-Wine (9463)Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5924Whetstone Wine Cellars – tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, napa; 707 254-0600open by appointment onlyopen ralph is thereopen by appointmentWhite Cottage Ranch – 555 college Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 open by appointment 10-5WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. helena hwy S. (hwy 29), St. helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 open daily 10-5:45Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting ToursWhite Rock Vineyard – napaWilliam Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint helena hwy north, St. helena; 707 963-6100open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyWilliam Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open daily 11-5WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak road, napa; 707 265-3024Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programsopen daily 10-5 by apptWINE GARAGE – 1020 foothill Blvd (hwy 29), calistoga; 707 942-5332 open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 napa town center, napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-tue 11-7, Wed-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder rd, napa; 707 265-8798Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall ln, St. helena; 707 967-8046X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, napa; 707 204-9522Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 redwood rd, napa; 707-226-1800Young Ridge Estate – 1200 thompson Ave, napa; 707 265-8400open by appointment onlyopen by appointmentopen by appointment onlyopen daily by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyZ-52 – Poured at taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-9Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 lake county hwy; calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 963-5188 open daily 10-4:30Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsSONOMA COUNTYA. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1385 open by appointment onlyAcorn Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440open by appointment onlyAdobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 open by appointment only– 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-7967 Mon-fri 10:30-6:30, Sat-Sun11:30-7Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174Akoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 481-7377open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 707 433-9154 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food PairingsAlexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7209 open daily 10-5Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9200 open daily 11-4:30Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open daily 11-4:30Arbios/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; 707 433-2222 open daily 11-5Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsArnot-Roberts – healdsburg; 707 820-1383open by appointment onlyArrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30Asti Winery – 26150 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5Atascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040By appointment onlyAudelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 933-8514 open daily 11-5Balletto – 5700 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 568-2455 open daily 10-5B. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 800-330-4064 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine PairingsB Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791Wed-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; 707 526-4441open by appointment onlyBenziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 707 935-4046 open daily 10-5Bevan Cellars – 3900 Matanzas creek ln, Santa rosa; 707 332-2918open by appointment onlyBluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9Bonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420open daily 11-6:30 (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 ; 707 935-1791Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalBy appointmentBuena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5C. Donatiello – healdsburg; 707 431-4442 open by appointment onlyCamellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457ANABA WINESTaste award-winning Rhône and Burgundian style wines inside the wind powered tasting room,a 100-year-old farmhouse. Or picnic on the patio overlooking the beautiful estate vineyards!PreSent thiS AD AnD receiVe A 2-for-1 tASting!open 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 4-6Cellars of Sonoma – 133 fourth Street, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10Chalk Hill – 10300 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 657-4837 open daily 10-4CHARLES 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; 707 836-9011open Daily 10:30am -5:30pm / 60 Bonneau road, Sonoma(707) 996-4188 / www.anabawines.comSat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt72 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


CHATEAU 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; 707 431-0662Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSBy appointment onlyCHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-8243 open daily 11-5Picnic AreaClarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012open 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 ; 707 935-1791Copain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822Corda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalopen thu-Sun 11-5 or by apptopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyD’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5Dark 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; 707 433-3858 thu-Sun 11-4:30Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 open daily 10:30-4:30Dehlinger – 4101 Vine hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378De La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays onlyopen daily 11-4:30, Mon-fri by apptDE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-2000 open daily 10:30-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKDeux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-enoteca, 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200open by appointment onlyopen 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; 707 433-6665Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852open by appointment onlyBy appointment onlyDUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2700 open daily 11-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursDutton Estate – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 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 10:30-5:30Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6Ensuenos – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 1014 hopper Ave, #612, Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700open daily 11am-6pmWed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentnov 15 -Aug 15 by apptERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 939-8525 open daily 11-5Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1637 open daily 10-5Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 open daily 10:30-4:30Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma hwy. 12; 707 833-4444Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-feb closed tu-WeFAVERO VNYDS – 3939 lovall Valley rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939open by appointment only– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalFERRARI-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 11-6Forchini Vineyards – 5141 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8886fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-thur by apptForth Vnyds – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30FOYT FAMILY WINES – poured at Meadowcroft Wines, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1462 open daily 11-6Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756open by appointment onlyFreestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 Win: thu-Mon 11-5, Sum: daily 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; 707 894-3389 open daily 10:30-4:30Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsGarden 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; 707 996-7256 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsGofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1645open by appointment onlyopen 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 ; 707 935-1791Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalGundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma open daily 11-4:30Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs road, geyserville; 707 433-2371Sat 10-4 or by apptHanna Winery – 9280 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 431-4310 open daily 10-45353 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 575-3371 open daily 10-4Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 lomita Avenue, Sonoma, 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 10-5Hauck Cellars – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065 open thu-Mon 11:30-5, fri & Sat till 7Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 thu-Mon 10-5Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 thu-Mon 12-6Hawley Wines – 36 north Street, healdsburg; 707 473-9500 open daily 11-6Haywood Winery – 18000 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852open by appointment onlyBy appointment onlyHighway 12 Winery – 498 first St. e, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 open daily 10:30-5:30HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, glen ellen; 707 938-7622 thu-Sun 11-6Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7Holdredge – 51 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-1424FERRARI-CARANOVINEYARDS AND WINERYTaste World-Class Wines • Stroll Acres of Lush GardensTours and Private Tastings by Appointment2 for 1 Classic Wines Tasting with this ad8761 Dry creek road, healdsburg • ferrari-carano.com • 707-433-6700Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by apptHomewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-473


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKHook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6491 open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsIL 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 11-4:30In Vino Veritas – 118 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0307 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-8Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-4:30J KEVERSON – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm, 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833Mon-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; 707 473-0123Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyJoseph Swan Winery – 2916 laguna rd, forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30Kachina – 4551 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 332-7917Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700open by appointment onlyopen 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 10-4:30Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9600 open daily 10:30-4:30Lancaster Estate – 15001 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209open by appointment onlyLandmark – 101 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 open daily 10-4:30Larson Family – 23355 Millerick rd, Sonoma; 707-938-3031 open daily 10-5Laurel 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 10-5Gift 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; 707 823-9586open by appointment onlyLocals Tasting Room – corner of geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707-857-4900 open daily 11-6Longboard Vineyards – 5 fitch St, healdsburg; 707 433-3473 open daily 11-6LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 935-7221Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Toursopen daily 11-5 by apptLynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 11-4MacLeod 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 11-4Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, fulton; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5MARTIN RAY – 2191 laguna road, Santa rosa; 707 823-2404 open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMartorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1909open by appointment onlyMatanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley rd, Santa rosa; 707 528-6464 open daily 10-4:30MATRIX – 3291 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1911 open daily 11-5Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-0804 open daily 10-5MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive @ 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; 707 431-8845 open daily 10-5Meeker Vineyards – 21035 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 431-2148 open daily 10:30-6Mercury Winery – 21015 geyserville Avenue, geyserville; 707 857-9870 thu-Mon 11-6Merriam Vnyds – 11650 los Amigos rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4032 open daily 10-5Merry Edwards – 2959 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050Michael 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 Daily 10:30-4:30Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek r rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyMOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30Mountain Terraces – 707 481-7377Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyMueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4Murphy-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; 707 433-1040MEADOWCROFT 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 onlySat 12-5 & by appt74 Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTW


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNicholson 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 – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9401 open Sat 1-4Old World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 578-3148Optima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222www.WineCountryThisWeek.comopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyOrchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148open by appointment onlyPalmeri – Poured at terroirs Artisan Wines, 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 – 1695 Sperring rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905open by appointment onlyPassalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5Pasterick Vnyd – 3491 West Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4655Pastori Winery – 23189 geyserville Ave, cloverdale; 707 857-3418Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyPedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:30Pellegrini Family – 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244 open daily 10:30-4:30Pendleton Estate – 35100 hwy 128, cloverdale; 707 894-3732open by appointment onlyPoured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Peters Family – 2064 hwy. 116 no, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111open by appointment onlyPeterson – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 fri-Mon 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 onlyPhilip Staley – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Portalupi – 107 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0960 open daily 10:30-7Porter Creek – 8735 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6321 open daily 10:30-4:30Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3372 open daily 11-4:30Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8333 open daily 11-5R2 Wine Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330 open daily 11-6Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Ravenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4365 open daily 11-5Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500x107 open daily 10-4:30RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6Richardson 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; Summer 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 11-6– 15655 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 328-0173 open by appointment onlyRobert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood rd, fulton; 707 578-1601fri-Sun 10-5, thu-Mon by apptRobert Young Estate – 4960 red Winery rd, geyserville; 707 431-4811 open daily 10-4:30Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 by apptRoche – 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 11-6Rued – 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 ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonalSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 933-3226 open daily 11-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSeghesio Winery – 14730 grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-3579 open daily 10–5Selby Winery – 215 center St, healdsburg; 707 431-1288 open daily 11-5Shane Wine Cellars –novato; 415 342-7926Sheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755By appointmentthu 4-8 or by apptSiduri Wines – 981 Airway court, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 chianti road, geyserville; 707 942-7026Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by apptSimi Winery – 16275 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-3232 open daily 10-5Skewis Wines – 57 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-2160 fri-Mon 11-4SL Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Soda Rock – 8015 highway 128, healdsburg; 707 433-3303 open daily 11-5Sojourn 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; 707 431-1102Sat & Sun 11-5 or by apptStephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520Stonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128; 707 473-3333; healdsburgopen by appointment onlyfri-Mon 11-4:30 or by apptStryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommendedSUNCÉ 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; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:3075


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTRENTADUE – 19170 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 433-3104 open daily 10-5Tres Hermanas – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5Trione Winery – 19550 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 814-8100 thur-Sun 10-5Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-9545 open daily 11-5Twomey 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; 707 433-5590UPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 837-583076open by appointment onlytue-Sun 11-6, Mon by apptValley 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 10:30-5VML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-4404 open daily 11-5Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 river rd, cloverdale; 707 894-5166open by appointment onlyWellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 939-0708 open daily 11-5Westwood Winery – 11 e. napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Mon-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5White Oak Vineyards – 7505 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-8429 open daily 10-5Williamson – 134 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 433-1500 open daily 11-7Williams Selyem – 7227 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6425open by appointment onlyWILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWind Gap Wines – forestville; 707 235-4938Windsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050open by appointment onlyopen 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 10:30-4:30XYZin – Poured at geyser Peak, 22281 chianti rd, healdsburg; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8511fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointmentZichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4410 open daily 11-4:30NORTH 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 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-f 12-6Bargetto Winery – 3535 n. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 open daily 12-5Beauregard – 10 Pine flat road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-Wine open daily 11-5Big Basin– 830 Memory lane, Boulder creek; 831 621-8028open by appointment onlyBig Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-thu 11-5, fri-Sat 11-7Black Ridge – 18550 Black rd, los gatos; 408 399-6396TOPELExquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown toexacting organic and biodynamic standardsMARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORSVisit the tasting room, located just steps off Healdsburg Plaza.open Daily 11-7125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-4116VJB 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 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentBonny Doon Vineyard – 328 ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 888 819-6789 open daily 12-5, summer till 6Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120open by appointment onlyBURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit rd, los gatos; 408 353-6290 open thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKByington Winery – 21850 Bear creek road, los gatos; 408 354-1111 tue-Sun 11-5Calera – 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 tue-thu 4-12, fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977open by appointment onlyCinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 open daily 11-5Clos LaChance – 1 hummingbird ln, San Martin; 800 itS-Wine open daily 11-5Clos Tita – 4 Kendall lane, Santa cruz; 831 439-9235open by appointment onlyCooper-Garrod – 22645 garrod rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa cruz; 831 425-Wine fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6Creekview Vineyards – 12467 creekview ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-Wine Wed-Sun 11-5David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5DeRose Vineyards – 9970 cienega Valley road, hollister; 831 636-9143Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointmentDomenico Wines – 1697 industrial rd, San carlos; 650 593-2335 open daily 12-5Enz – 1781 limekiln road, hollister; 831 637-6443By appointment onlyEquinox – 427-c Swift St, Santa cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 redwood retreat, gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5Fleming Jenkins Vnys & Winery – 45 W. Main St, los gatos; 408 358-4949 tue-Sun 12-6Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-8986open by appointment onlyFortino Winery – 4525 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-3305 tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith rd, hollister; 831 902-5354Weekends July thru SeptGuglielmo 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 onlyHecker 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 thur-Mon 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 St, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 open daily 12-6MJA Vineyards – 24900 highland Way, los gatos; 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 11-5Morgan 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 12-5Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821Muns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentNicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4Odonata – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSOrganic 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; 831 636-1991Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!open by appointment onlyopen by appointment onlyWed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment onlyPelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-5Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826POETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478Sat 11-4 or by appointmentSummer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or 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; 408 353-2500 Sat-Sun 12-5Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233 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; 408 353-2278 Sat 12-5Silver Mountain – 402 ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa cruz; 831 466-0559 thu-Sun 12-5Solis – 3920 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-6306 open daily 12-5Sones Cellars – 334 B ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 420-1552 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 Creek – 12775 Uvas road, Morgan hill; 408 779-4738 thu, fri, Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5Team Zin – 830-3 Jury court, San Jose; 408 445-25081st Sun of the monthTestarossa 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 -5Travieso Winery – 165 cristich lane, #f, campbell; 650 248-5641 Saturdays 11-4 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705Villa del Monte Winery – Summit rd (near old Santa cruz hwy), los gatos; 888 788-4583open by appointment onlyopen 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 Prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Santa cruz; 831 426-0750 Mon-tue 2-8, Wed-fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8Vino Tabi – 334c ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426 1809 Sat-thu 12-6, fri 12-9Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144Zayante Vineyards – 420 old Mount rd; felton; 831 335-7992CARMEL VALLEYSat, Apr-oct 12-5 & by appointmentopen 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 Vineyards – 7156 carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 open daily 12-5Carmel Hills – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 thur-tue 12-6Chateau 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 open daily 12-6Cima 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 1-6, Sat 12-6Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-thu 11-4:30, fri-Sun 11-6Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 open daily 11-6Joullian 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 11-5Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Mon-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 open daily 11-5Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between ocean & 7th, carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 fri-Sun 12-5MONTEREY WINERIESA Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 open daily 10-6Bargetto Winery – 700 cannery row Suite g, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Mon-fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-6:30Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Mon-Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090open by appointment onlyFigge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149Mon-fri by appointment onlyPierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 11-6:30Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 cannery row, Monterey; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-8Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 open daily 11-5Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 open daily 10-6SALINAS VALLEYA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6Boekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549open by appointment onlyDe Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176open by appointment onlyTalbott Vineyards – 1380 river road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 fri-Sun 11-5HAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-4555Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery ToursMon-fri 11-4Sat-Sun 11-5Hammond Vnyds– 655 river road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 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 11-5Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco road, greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5Ventana Vineyards – 38740 los coches road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most holidays 11-5Wrath Wines – 35801 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 thu-Mon 11-4:30LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESTASTE MORGANFeaturing the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farmin the crossroads Shopping Village, rio road at highway 1 / carmelopen 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.(831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.comAlbertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475open by appointmentBarra of Mendocino – 7051 n. State Street, redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 open daily 10-5Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069open daily11-8Bell Hill Vineyards – 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7Brassfield Estate – 10915 high Valley rd, clearlake oaks; 707 998-1895Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in WinterBreggo Cellars – 11001 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 open daily 11-5Brutocao Cellars – 7000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 open daily 10-5Brutocao Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1664 open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5campovida – -; 707 744-8797 open daily 10-5,Ceago Vinegarden – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open daily 10-5Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Wed-Sun 11-5:30Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill creek rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146open by appointment onlyClaudia Springs – 1810 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-577


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs rd. n., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651May-oct, fri-Sun 11-5pm or by apptDemuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729open by appointmentDogwood Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, Ste h, hopland; 707 743-0301Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri by apptDrew Family – 9000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 thu-Mon 11-5Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. house road, hopland; 707 744-1493open by appointmentDunwood Vineyards – 2399 n. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985open by appointmentEden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 open by appointmentElke Vineyards – 12351 hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 fri-Mon 11-5Esterlina – 1200 holmes ranch road, Philo; 707 895-2920open by appointment onlyFoursight Wines – 14475 highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 fri-Mon 10-4:30Frey – 14000 tomki rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5177Mon-fri 10-5, by appointmentGermain-Robin – P. o. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314open by appointment only Mon-fridGiuseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401 School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment onlyGoldeneye Winery – 9200 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 open daily 11-4Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.hwy 101; Suite 3, hopland; 707 744-8466 open daily 10-5Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 open daily 10-5Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point lakeview road, lower lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5Handley Cellars – 3151 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Harmonique Wines – 1810 hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5Hawk and Horse – 13048 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-0910open by appointment onlyHigh Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 e. State highway 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9400 tue-Sat 11-5Husch Vineyards – 4400 hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 open daily 10-5JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. hwy 101, hopland; 877-462-0666 open daily 10-5Jeriko Estate – 12141 hewlitt & Sturtevant rd, hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4Jim Ball Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 open daily 11-5Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 gaddy lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995By appointmentLake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper lake; 707 275-8030 thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304open by appointment onlyLonder Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 thu-Mon 11-5Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 ell river rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 Wine (9463)open by appointment onlyMaple Creek Winery – 20799 hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 open daily 10:30-5Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243open by appointmentMasút Vnyd & Winery – 1301 reeves canyon rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5466open by appointmentMcDowell Valley – 13380 S. hwy 101, hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. hwy 101 Suite #5, hopland; 707 744-8463 open daily 10-5McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. hwy 101; hopland; 707 744-1986 open daily 10-5Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 open daily 10-5Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1396open daily10-5Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle rock road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 fri - Sun 11-5Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213open by appointmentNavarro Vineyards – 5601 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 open daily 10-5Nelson Family – 550 nelson ranch road; Ukiah open daily 10-5Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 old long Valley road, clearlake oaks; 707 998-0319Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257open by appointmentPacific Star – 33000 north highway 1, fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 open daily 11-5Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – 14125 hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303Sat-Sun by appointmentPloyez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay rd, lakeport; 707 263-0100 fri-Sun 10-5Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South highway 101, hopland; 707 894-3683 open daily 10-5Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1671 open daily 11-5Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629thu-Sat 11-5 or by apptSilversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointmentSIP! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-8375 open daily 11-5Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5Sol Rouge – P.o. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000open by appointmentStandish Wine Co. – 5101 hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5Steele Wines – 4350 thomas Drive, at hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5Terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114 tue-Sun 10-5Terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, fri-Sun 11-5Testa Vineyards – 6400 north State Street, calpella; 707 485-7051open by appointmentToulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo open daily 11-5Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs rd, nice; 707 274-9373 open daily 10-5Villa La Brenta – 1780 highway 53, clearlake; 707 994-4000 tue-Sun 10-5Vin de Tevis – 51161 covelo rd, Dos rios; 707 983-8433open by appointment onlyWeibel Winery – 13275 So hwy 101, Ste 1, hopland; 707 744-2200 open Daily 10-5Whaler Vineyards – 6200 e Side capella rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355open by appointment onlyWildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 open daily 10-5Yorkville Cellars – 25701 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 open Daily 10-5SUISUN VALLEYBlacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Blue Victorian Vineyards – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., fairfield; 707 422-8025 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6King 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; 707 480-7334open by appointment onlyRock Creek Vineyard – 4610 green Valley rd, green Valley; 707 864-2471open by appointment onlySuisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 thu-Sun 12-5Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Vezer Family Tasting Rm – 2522 Suite V Mankas corner road, fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025tours & tasting by appointment onlyWinterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 11-5YOLO COUNTYBerryessa Gap – 27260 hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201tue-fri 12-4 or by appointmentBerryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 thurs 4:30-8:30, fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4Bogle Vineyards – 37783 county rd, clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 10-California Cellars – 15511 isleton road, isleton; 916 777-5747open by appointment onlyCapay Valley Vineyards – 13757 hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointmentCarvalho Family – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5Heringer Estates – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1227 thu-Sun 11-5Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 currey rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 thu-Sun 12-5River Grove Winery – 52183 clarksburg rd, clarksburg; 916 744-9000open by appointment onlyRominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30Six Hands Winery – 13783 isleton rd, Walnut grove; 916 776-2053open by appointment only78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSolomon Wine Co. – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744 1131 fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Three Wine Company– poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 707 933-9752 fri-Sun 11-5Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5Turkovich Family Wines– 304 railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 thu 12-6, fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5Wilson Vineyards – clarksburg; 916 744-1456open by appointment onlyBAY AREA/LIVERMOREBent Creek Winery – 5455 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-6320 fri-Sun 12-4:30Big White House – 6800 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4Cedar Mountain – 7000 tesla rd, livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4Charles R Vnyds – 8195 crane ridge rd, livermore; 925 454-3040 fri-Sun 12-4:30Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares rd, castro Vly; 510 582-9900Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)Concannon – 4590 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2505 open daily 11-4:30Crooked Vine – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentDashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by 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; 925 862-2377Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptFenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 447-5246 fri-Sun 12-5Garré Vineyard & Winery – 7986 tesla rd, livermore; 925 371-8200 fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5Hidden Creek – 5937 graham ct, Suite B, livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30John Christopher – 25 So. livermore Ave, Ste 103, livermore; 925-456-Wine thu-Sun 12-6La Rochelle – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6442 open daily 12-4:30Las Positas Vineyards – 682 Pinnacle Pl, livermore; 925 989-0857 Sat-Sun 12-5Lavish Laines Winery – tasted at good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, livermore; 925 321-0373 Wed-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria lane, livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton thu-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Livermore Valley Cellars– 2838 cellars Dr, livermore; 925 454-9463 Sat-Sun 12-5Longevity Wines – 35 rickenbacker circle South, livermore; 888 325-Wine Sat-Sun 12-5Marr Cellars – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5McGrail Vineyards – 5600 greenville rd, livermore; 925 373-6214fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine24837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178fri-Sun 12-5By appointment onlyMitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 thu-Sun 12-5Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines rd; livermore; 925 456-2390 May-oct open daily 11-4:30, nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco rd, livermore; 925 294-8647 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Occasio – 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 open daily 11-5:30Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 408-209-9498 fri-Sun 12-5Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5Steven Kent – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6440 open daily 12-4:30Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30Tamas Estate – 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 fri-Sun 12-5Follow us on Twitter @WineCountryTWThomas 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; 925 606-7411 open by appointmentViano VineyardsCONTRA COSTA COUNTYBloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pmCaptain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714open by appointmentEnos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900open by appointmentHannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper happy Valley road, lafayette; 925 283-1245open by appointmentLolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine Mon-fri 1-4New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463open by appointmentOdisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662open by appointmentOlin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107Sat 12-4 or by appt.Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares road, castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Parkmon Vineyards – 55 laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980open by appointmentShadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463open by appointmentSterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463open by appointmentViano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465Wed-Mon 9-5pmWedl Wine Cellars – 400 tate lane, oakley; 925 360-9677open by appointment onlyFor corrections, deletions or additions, sendan email to info@winecountrythisweek.com79


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