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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKO N T H C O V E R 24W I N E R YF E A T U R E 20W I N E M A K E RP R O F I L E 18P E R F E C TP A I R S 22T A S T I N G R O O MO F T H E W E E K 36Vezér Family VineyardB.R. Cohn WineryJoe Shirley,Napa Cellars & Folie à DeuxFerrari-CaranoTré TerreChardonnaywithLemon RisottoJudd’s Hill WineryF E B R U A R Y 1 9 , 2 0 1 0 – I S S U E 8 – V O L U M E 2 9ON THE COVERVezér Family Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28WINE COUNTRY NEWSWineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYSOvernight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-43Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-57Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53-57Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-65Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-786 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NORTHERN CALIFORNIATOTOEUREKAREDDING1ElkPt. ArenaFort BraggMendocinoLittleRiverP P a a c c i i f f i i c c O O c c e e a a n n20UkiahWillitsCalpella2025329BoonvilleLakeportYorkville Hopland128175Gualala LakeSonomaSea RanchPt. ReyesTimber CoveJennerGeyserville101ClearLakeGuerneville12 •San Francisco1Half MoonBayCloverdaleHealdsburgBodega BaySebastopol116TomalesPt. ReyesStationMuirWoodsPacificaSFO29101SanRafael1101Lower Lake29MiddletownSanta Rosa280WoodsideKenwoodGlenEllenPetaluma 116n n S S a a12880F r a n cF r a n c84Clearlake1229Sonoma1213720San PabloBay580i s c oi s c o53PaloAlto92B a yCalistogaYountvilleBerkeley84St. HelenaRutherford12121580Napa24OaklandAlamedaSantaClara12Vallejo6807804121Hayward680Pleasanton880680FremontSan JoseLakeBerryessaFairfieldBrooks128 WintersDavisConcordWalnut Creek580125Williams16PASO ROBLES 117 158MONTEREY 72SAN JOSE5058045SacramentoRio 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 PlacervilleTOLAKE TAHOEOakdaleModestoJackson49AngelsCampChineseCampJamestownSonora379307231201181217231310199172115118TORENOTOYOSEMITEMonterey BaySantaCruzWatsonvilleMoss LandingMontereyPacificGroveCarmel17Capitola68Morgan Hill152Salinas101TOTOBIG SUR &PASO ROBLES &TOMORRO BAY Gonzales SAN LUIS OBISPOLOS ANGELES8 www.WineCountryThisWeek.comGilroy152Chowchilla156 995


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WineologyI N T E L L I G E N C E F O R T H E W I N E C O N S U M E Rby Len NapolitanoWhat type of bottle closure is best?You’ve likely been seeing more and more good, quality wines packagedwith metallic twist-off caps in recent years. Many winemakers arechoosing this closure primarily to eliminate any chance that theirwines will be tainted by a compound called TCA. It can come fromnatural corks and impart a musty smell to wine that destroys the fruitiness.Synthetic cork, sometimes produced in a bold color, is a reliableoption to natural cork as a path to untainted wine. But while corks,natural or synthetic, have served wine well for a long time, metallictwist caps do more than just preserve wine quality. They provide amore convenient opening, without requiring a corkscrew, and allowbottles to be stored upright instead of on their side because of theabsence of a cork that needs to stay moist from contact with the wine.(This expands the cork and keeps an airtight seal with the bottle.)Some estimate that anywhere from 1% to 5% of all wine is taintedfrom natural corks with the TCA chemical, but winemakers and corkmanufacturers have argued that percentage for years. Whatever thetrue amount is, it is important to know that corks are not the onlyculprits of TCA. The compound has also been found on wood structuresinside wineries, opening up another possible origination. Unfortunately,fingers usually point to corks and it is sometimes undeserved.It’s unavoidable, but consumers drink cork-tainted wines withoutknowing it. The musty smell can sometimes be too subtle for theaverage person to notice and, fortunately, consumption of a corktaintedwine is completely harmless. A winemaker, who works hard atkeeping his or her product free of any off odors, and other industryperson who tastes and samples wine for a living, is very sensitive tothe cork-taint problem and will notice it immediately upon stickingthe nose inside the glass. For both these groups of professionals, corktaintedwine goes immediately down the drain.Twist caps are said by some to age a wine more consistently andnaturally than cork closures. Because metallic twist caps are relativelynew for closing fine wines, it is too early to know if this claim is accuratefor long-term aging. You should know that there are faults beingclaimed with twist caps, as well. Because of their 100% air-tightness,the caps have been blamed for a buildup of sulphides in the bottlewhich creates a subtle smell of rotten eggs in the wine.Still, most wine producers believe in applying corks to close theirbottles, both natural and synthetic, as the best closures for the money.And, in the last few years, cork manufacturers have improved everyaspect of manufacturing with regard to cork quality and the occurrenceof bad wine from tainted corks is diminishing every year. Newto the wine industry, glass closures are making their way onto a fewhigh-end wines. Glass eliminates the possibility of tainted wine andprovides a good airtight seal with a rubber ring that sits in between thebottle and glass closure.With thousands of wines on the market today, there is ample roomfor both twist caps and corks – glass closures, too – in the future.Twist caps are found on white wines more than reds, in general, sincethey are more likely to be opened and consumed sooner (red winesare more age-worthy and corks, it is believed by many, enhance thatprocess). The differences will play out over the coming years anddecades and each type will find its own niche in the wine closureworld. Just be aware that no longer is the twist cap associated withcheap, poor quality wine, nor should anyone be worried purchasingwines simply because they are closed with natural corks. With anyclosure these days odds are greatly in favor of the consumer getting aflawless wine.Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequentcontact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.10 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSMore Than 250 Quality Wines Under $25 at Wine GarageHidden next to a dilapidated ’40s-era former filling station on Highway 29 inCalistoga lies the Wine Garage. A unique wine shop in Napa Valley that retails allwine in the store under $25. Sound crazy? Its true. And the proprietors Todd andJoy Miller, have hit on a niche in the Valley that had been very missed by the localsthere.“There are a lot of winemakers here that can’t afford to drink the wine theymake” says Miller. “That’s crazy, yes, but who can afford to drink a $65 bottle withdinner every night?”Many people miss The Wine Garage on the first try upvalley, but the search iswell worth it. Miller stocks wine from all of California’s wine growing regionsincluding fifty Napa selections and 40 from Sonoma County. When he first soughtout buying the initial inventory, “I enlisted a local farmer buddy and his 15-footbox van and off we went all over California hunting down the deals. I tried to seekout the small producers who didn’t have distributors so I could pass the savingson to my customers.” And Miller did just that. His store is stocked with highqualityjuice all under $25 and all are unique. Most labels in the shop are unrecognizable– but all pass the same test; everything passes over Miller’s lips beforehe makes a buy. “If I don’t love it, I don’t buy it, period. Sometimes I will tasteover a hundred wines in one day, load up the truck and haul it up to Calistoga,unload at the store, and maybe I will crawl in bed by 3 a.m. Needless to say mybuddy bowed out of the deal after their second trip. I initially recruited him on a‘hey lets go wine tasting in Santa Barbara’ until he realized how much work itentailed. Poor guy, he had to be at the farm at 5 in the morning.”It is all worth it. Millers’ customers love him. He has a unique ability to hear averbal description of a customer’s favorite wine and translate that into a recommendationfor sometimes a third of the cost. “I have people all over the country that useme as their local wine shop. I ship right to their door – and the cost of the shippingis a drop in the bucket compared to what they save on the cost of the wine.Miller gets deals on Napa wine too. “I have winemakers from small wineriesstop in every week saying ‘I have something that will fit into the store,’ if they onlyhave 15 or 25 cases of an end-of-vintage wine – I am the perfect outlet for them.”So head up to the Wine Garage and check out the best deals in the Valley at1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga, CA 94515. For more information, call(707) 942-5332. You can also check out the website at winegarage.net.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com11


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNAPA VALLEYONGOINGJoseph 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. $40free for wine club members, RSVP 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com· Insignia Blending · Le Nez· Tasting Terroir · Wine Appreciation· Cool California (Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir)· Barrel seminars (Napa Valley Cab)ONGOINGFumé Bistro & Bar Happy HourNapa, Spirit & snack specials, wine & beer, 4-6pm707-257-1999, www.fumebistro.comONGOING 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.comONGOINGNapa Valley Wine TrainNapa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com• Feb 13: Valentines Day• Feb 14: Valentines Day• Feb 20: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre• Feb 27: Moonlight Escape, Full Snow Moon• Mar 5: Vintners LunchONGOINGNapa Valley Opera House1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org• Feb 13: The Bobby Hutcherson Quartet• Feb 17-20: The Shape of Things by Neil Labute• Mar 6: Wailin’ Jennys• Mar 7: Pocket Opera, La Cenerentola (Cinderella)ONGOINGLive at the Lincoln TheaterYountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com• Feb 13: Napa Valley Youth Symphony Presents The Red Gala• Feb 11: Trio Los Panchos• Feb 14: Simply Sinatra• Feb 28: Moscow CircusONGOINGdi Rosa Preserve Art & NatureNapa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org• Through Feb 20: Altered States, The Collection in Context• Mar 6: Opening Reception, MFA Selections, A Salute toBay Area Emerging Artists• Mar 6 – June 5: MFA Selections, A Salute to Bay Area Emerging ArtistsONGOINGBuon Amici Members & GuestsBenessere Vineyards, St. Helena,10am-4:30pm707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com• Members Only New Release Tastings• Barrel Tastings by appointment• Vertical Tastings by appointment• Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointmentONGOINGJefferson House Reserve Room Tastingat Monticello VineyardsNapa, Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley $25RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.comONGOINGVisitor 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 & LunchONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYSCooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun TheatreSt. Helena, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, $12.50707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.eduONGOINGAnsel Adams – John Muir Trail ExhibitMumm Winery, Rutherford, 10am-5pm daily800-MUM-NAPA, www.mummnapa.comONGOINGReserve Tour & Tastingat Sterling VineyardsCalistoga, 11am, Private tasting in the Reserve Room after the tour, $45800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.comONGOINGVIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory TourBourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appointment, $15 mid-week specialMention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.comONGOINGTours & 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, $180ONGOINGTastings at the Popcorn Bar at Flora Springs WinerySt. Helena,10am-5pm, 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com• It’s All About You Tasting, $15 • Everybody’s Talking Tasting, $25ONGOING THURSDAY - SATURDAYTemptastings in the Temptation Caveat Flora Springs WinerySt. Helena,11am & 2pm, $25, $15/memberRSVP 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.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 & tastingONGOINGAppellation Tastings at Elizabeth SpencerRutherford, 10:45am & 4pm by appointment, $40707-963-6067, www.elizabethspencerwines.comONGOINGVineyard & Winery Toursat Raymond VineyardsSt. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt)800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.comONGOINGWine Tasting Experiencesat Benessere VineyardsSt. Helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt• Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10• Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15• Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15• Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20• Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25• Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15ONGOINGTours & Tastings at Andretti WineryNapa , 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com• Individual Tastings, $12• Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting• Food & Wine Pairing• Vineyard Tour• Blending Class• Wine Sensory SeminarONGOINGWine Tasting OptionsBell Wine Cellars, Yountville, 10:30am-4pm, 707-944-1673, www.bellwine.com• Current Release Tasting, $15• Reserve Tasting with cheese pairing, $25• Clonal Tasting with cheese pairing, $75• Blending Seminar, $75, 4-10 people• Clone 6 Library Tasting, $250• Sonnette Library Tasting, $75• Large Group Tastings, $20, 11+ people• Grape to Glass Tour, $45, weekends, spring-fallONGOINGTasting at Grgich Hills EstateRutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, tours at 11am & 2pm, $10Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm707-963-2784, www.grgich.comONGOINGTastings & Tours at Artesa WineryNapa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com• Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40• Daily Guided Tours• Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40ONGOINGTours & Tasting at Black Stallion WineryNapa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com• Regular tasting, $10• Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-SunArtisan cheese additional $7.50/personONGOINGEducational Tours & Wine Tastingat Castello di AmorosaCalistoga, 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com• Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50• Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20• Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP toursTHIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTHBacchus That RascalClos Pegase, Calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “History of Wine“707-942-4981, www.clospegase.comLAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTHWinemaker Dinners at Fumé BistroNapa, Local favorite wineries are spotlighted in a four-course dinner. $60RSVP, 707-257-1999, www.fumebistro.comEVERY SATURDAYZD Wines: Wine & Cheese SeminarRutherford, Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar, 11am, $40800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.comEVERY SUNDAYSensory Component Tasting at ZD WinesRutherford, 11am by appointment only, $20, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.comEVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAYWine & Artisanal Cheese Pairingsat Havens Wine CellarsNapa, 10am-4:30pm, 707-261-2000, www.havenswine.comEVERY SATURDAYChocolate & Red Wine Saturdaysat Bennett Lane WineryCalistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684ONGOING SATURDAYSNapa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town Napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500ONGOINGFriday Night Winemaker EventsNapa, 5-7pm, JV Wine & Spirits, $2, 707-253-2624, www.jvwine.comONGOING THROUGH MARCH 3Dinah Cross James’ Art Exhibit at Robert MondaviOakville, 10am-5pm, www.robertmondaviwinery.com, 707-968-2200ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 13Changing Earth: Photographer’sCall to Action Photo ExhibitMumm Napa, Rutherford. 10am-5pm, www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-770012 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSFEBRUARY 13Annual Love Fest Dinner in the Cask RoomMerryvale Vineyards, St. Helena, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-2225FEBRUARY 13Top 100 Cabs of the Napa ValleyBayleaf Restaurant, Napa, 3-6pm, $95www.Top100Cabs.comFEBRUARY 13Valentine’s Day DinnerParaduxx, Napa, 6-10pm, $135, $95/members, 707-967-2031FEBRUARY 13-14Port, Chocolate & Moreat Beringer VineyardsSt. Helena, 11am-4pm, $12, $7/members & guestswww.beringer.com, 707-963-8989x2225FEBRUARY 14Sweet Treats at Judd’s Hill WineryNapa, 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Party, 12-3pm, free/members, $35/generalwww.juddshill.com, 707-255-2332FEBRUARY 20A Good Thing GrowingSt. Helena Cooperative Nursery School’s 23rd Annual Wine Tasting & AuctionCharles Krug Winery, St. Helena, 6-10pm, $40, $60/door, 707-968-9332FEBRUARY 20The Grand DinnerNapa Valley Mustard Festival, Brix, Yountville, 6pmwww.mustardfestival.com, 707-938-1133FEBRUARY 20Napa Valley Symphony Mardi Gras ExpressNapa Valley Wine Train, Napa, 5pm, $225www.napavalleysymphony.orgFEBRUARY 21Cooking Class with Chef Mike CCedar Gables Inn, Napa, $95, www.cedargablesinn.com, RSVP, 707-224-7969MARCH 6-7Mustard, Music & Mud –A Calistoga Jazz FestivalNapa Valley Mustard Festival, Downtown Calistoga, 1-6pmwww.calistogajazz.com, 707-942-6333www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133MARCH 732nd Annual Running of the Kaiser PermanenteNapa Valley MarathonSilverado Trail, from Calistoga to Vintage High in Napawww.napavalleymarathon.org, 707-255-2609SONOMA COUNTYONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSWine & Food Sampling at Hop KilnRussian River Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine &sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.comONGOINGVineyard 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.comONGOINGWells Fargo Center for the ArtsSanta Rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org• Feb 13-15: Santa Rosa Symphony Set Five• Feb 19: Stellaluna• Feb 26: Great Moments in Opera• Feb 27-28: Symphony Pops Oscar-Winning Music• Mar 5: Ferdinand the Bullwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOINGSpreckels Performing Arts CenterRohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com• Feb 13: Craig Jessup sings Rodgers with Hart• Feb 19-28: Actor’s Theater for Children presents Fairytale FolliesONGOING THURSDAYSThirsty Thursdays at AnabaSonoma, Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your winetasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.comONGOING SUNDAYSDomaine Carneros Sparkling Brunchat the Fairmont Mission Inn & SpaSonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonomaONGOINGLive Shows at Hopmonk TavernSebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com• Feb 11: Nick Thayer• Feb 12: LoCura• Feb 13: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey• Feb 15, 22: DJ’s Jacques and Guacamole• Feb17: The Bridge• Feb 18: INI• Feb 19: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band• Feb 20: The Green String Farm Band• Feb 21: Vagabond Opera• Feb 25: MC Yogi• Feb 26: New Monsoon• Feb 27: MimosaONGOINGTerroir & 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.comONGOINGWine & Food Pairing at Kendall-JacksonFulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25707-571-7500, www.kj.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.comONGOING WEEKENDSWine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz WineryCloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.comEVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYSanta Rosa Original Farmers’ MarketSanta Rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629EVERY FRIDAY MORNINGSonoma Valley Farmers’ MarketDepot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYSHanna Winery Reserve Tasting GalleryAlexander Valley, Taste limited-production reserve Bismark Mountain winespaired with local artisanal cheese selections from The Cheese Shop inHealdsburg, $10pp, 707-431-4310, www.hannawinery.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 & Seminarsat 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.comEVERY OTHER WEDNESDAYThe Art of Winemaking WorkshopPetroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.comONGOING TUESDAYSTuesdays in the Plaza Concerts & Farmers’ MarketHealdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg, Market: 4-6:30pm707-431-1956, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.orgLAST 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 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28Tour & Taste at The Olive PressSonoma, 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, 707-939-8900www.olivepress.com, www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestivalONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28Tasting Room Sampling at Viansa WinerySonoma, 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, 800-995-4740www.viansa.com, www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestivalONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28Estate Olive Oil, Vinegar & Wine Tastingat BR Cohn WineryGlen Ellen, 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival707-938-4064x124, www.brcohn.com, www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestivalONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28Char Wood Exhibit, Master Painter & ColoristMichel-Schlumberger Wine Estate, Healdsburg707-433-7427, www.artwanted.com/artychicONGOING THROUGH APRILFine Art of Twyla Gettert at Charles CreekVineyard Tasting Room & GallerySonoma Plaza, 11am-6pm, 707-935-3848, www.TwylaGettert.comFEBRUARY 12Valentine’s Day Club Dinnerat Chateau St. JeanMember Exclusive, Kenwood, 6:30-10pm, $150www.chateaustjean.com, RSVP, 707-833-4134x5258FEBRUARY 12-14Olive Festival Finale Weekend9th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, Various events & locationsin Sonoma Valley. www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestivalFEBRUARY 12-14Romantic RendezvousWine Country WeekendVintners Inn & Ferrari-Carano, Healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700FEBRUARY 13Wine Club Valentine’s Dinnerat Wilson WineryHealdsburg, 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.comFEBRUARY 13Valentine’s Day Party – Love at First SipExclusively for Wine Club Members, Ledson Winery, Kenwood, 7-11pm$250/couple, www.ledsonwinery.com, RSVP, 707-537-3823FEBRUARY 13Valentine Food & Wine PairingNicholson Ranch Winery, Sonoma, 2-5pm, $100, $75/memberswww.nicholsonranch.com, 707-938-8822FEBRUARY 1325th Annual Sweetheart Gala & AuctionValley of the Moon Boys & Girls Club, Sonoma, 5:30-9pm707-938-8544, www.bgcvom.orgFEBRUARY 13Farm to Table Dinner – Winter EditionQuivira Winery, Healdsburg, 4-8pm, 800-292-8339, www.quivirawine.comFEBRUARY 13Crane Creek Cuvée Vertical Gala DinnerLambert Bridge Winery, Healdsburg, 6:30-9:30pm, $350www.lambertbirdge.com, 707-431-4670FEBRUARY 13Valentine’s Winery Dinner at St. FrancisSanta Rosa, 6:30pm, $125, $105/public, RSVP, 888-675-WINEx255www.stfranciswinery.comFEBRUARY 13Art from the Heart 201026th Annual Benefit Auction, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State UniversityRohnert Park, 707-664-2295, 6-9pm, $30FEBRUARY 13-14Valentine’s Day Food Pairingat Deerfield Ranch WineryKenwood, 10:30am-4:30pm, members/free, $15/generalwww.deerfieldranch.com, 707-833-5215FEBRUARY 13-14Ravenswood Sweethearts WeekendSonoma, 11am-4pm, $15, 707-933-2336, www.ravenswood-wine.comFEBRUARY 13-14Olive Oyl & FoccaciaCornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, 11am-4pmwww.cornerstonesonoma.com, 707-933-3010FEBRUARY 13-14President’s Day Open Houseat Chateau St. JeanKenwood, 11am-5pm, 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.comFEBRUARY 19Dinner with the Winemaker Seriesfeaturing Ferrari-Caranoat the Bay View RestaurantInn at the Tides , Bodega Bay, 800-541-7788, www.innatthetides.comFEBRUARY 21Sonoma Winter Artisan Cheese FairMacArthur Place, Sonoma, 1-4pm, $20, www.sheanadavis.com, 707-935-7960FEBRUARY 22-28Sonoma County Restaurant WeekOver 50 Sonoma County restaurants are participating. Enjoy 3-course prix-fixedinners for $19, $29 or $39. www.sonomacountyrestaurantweek.orgFEBRUARY 25Winemaker Dinner Series:Buena Vista/Atlas Peak Team DinnerSanté Restaurant, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonomawww.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-939-2415FEBRUARY 27The Ark Open HouseSbragia Family Vineyards, Geyserville, 11am-4pmwww.sbragia.com, 707-473-2992FEBRUARY 27Le Carnaval de St. Francis AuctionCline Cellars, Sonoma, Benefits St. Francis Solano School, $90RSVP, 707-996-4994, www.clinecellars.comMARCH 6-7 & 13-1432nd Annual Barrel TastingAlong the Wine RoadRussian River Wine Road, Visit participating wineries!11am-4pm, $20/adv, $30, www.wieneroad.com, 800-723-6336707-521-2534, www.rrvw.orgLAKE/MENDOCINOEVERY SECOND SATURDAYFood & Wine PairingsMcNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.comONGOINGSkunk Train866-457-5865, Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.comONGOING FRIDAYSTuscan Village Music Art SeriesTerrill Cellars, Lower Lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-335414 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTSFEBRUARY 12Venetian Carnival Masquerade Party at Rosa D‘OroKelseyville, 6-9pm, $5, www.rosadeorowine.com, 707-279-0483FEBRUARY 13Valentine’s Day Barrel Tasting & Food & Wine PairingsMcNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 10am-5pmwww.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986FEBRUARY 134th Annual Wine & ChocolateLive music, olive oil tasting & more! Mt. Konocti Growers, Lakeport12-4pm, $35/adv, $40, 888-775-8336, 707-262-1611FEBRUARY 13In Love with Redwood ValleyA day of wine, spirits & chocolate! Visit participating Redwood Valley wineries.11am-5pm, $15, www.atasteofredwoodvalley.com, 800-760-3739FEBRUARY 20Food & Wine Pairing & Release PartyTulip Hill Winery, Nice, 1-5pm, www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373FEBRUARY 20Living History DayLower Lake Historic Schoolhouse Museum, Lower Lake, 11am-4pm, free707-995-3565FEBRUARY 20-215th Annual International Alsace Varietals FestivalAnderson Valley Winegrowers Association, Mendocino County FairgroundsBoonville & participating wineries, www.avwines.com, 707-895-WINEFEBRUARY 20-21Symphony of the Redwoods Winter ConcertCotton Auditorium, Fort Bragg, 707-964-0898www.symphonyoftheredwoods.orgFEBRUARY 27-2817th Annual Winter Music FestivalSoper-Reese Community Theatre, Lakeportwww.lakecountyartscouncil.com, 707-263-0577BAY AREASAN FRANCISCOONGOINGThe Walt Disney Family MuseumThe Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, 415-345-6816www.waltdisney.org• Ongoing through February 27: Film, Lady and the Tramp• Feb 13: Disney Discoveries, Valentines Pop-Up Card• Feb 14: Reel Delicious, Food & Wine in Film• Feb 21: The American Land, Music of the New World• Feb 26-27: Look Closer, The Hat Bronzed with LoveONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28Chinese New Year FestivalFor all events www.chineseparade.com/calendar.asp, 415-986-1370ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARYA Sweet Matrimony of Chocolate & Winein The Lobby LoungeThe Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 11am, $33www.ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco, 800-241-3333FEBRUARY 13-14Woo at the ZooSan Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, $75,www.sfzoo.org, 415-753-7080FEBRUARY 14Valentine’s Lunch in The Lobby LoungeThe Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 11:30am-2pm, $65www.ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco, 800-241-3333FEBRUARY 14Valentine’s Dinner in The Dining RoomThe Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 5-9:30pm, $175www.ritzcarlton.com/sanfrancisco, 800-241-3333FEBRUARY 20San Francisco ChronicleWine Competition Public TastingFort Mason Center, San Francisco, 2-5pm, $60/adv, $80www.winejudging.com, 650-548-6700www.WineCountryThisWeek.com15


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MARTINI2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 31MARTIN RAY WINERY15% discount with ad PAGE 47MURPHY-GOODE WINERYMention ad for 10% discount PAGE 46OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER$1 off with ad PAGE 34PINK MANSION15% off with ad at check-in PAGE 34SONOMA WINE HARDWAREFree offer PAGE 4STAGECOACH EXPRESSComplimentaryshipping box PAGE 27SUMMERS WINES10% discount with ad PAGE 35TRENTADUE WINERY PAGE 47Complimentary tasting with adWILLIAM HILL2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 31CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKFEBRUARY 23Nemerever Napa Valley Wine DinnerCampton Place, San Francisco, Tasting & Dinner with Proprietor WilliamNemerever, $150, 415-955-5574, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.comFEBRUARY 26-28Pacific Orchid ExpositionFort Mason Center, San Francisco, www.orchidsanfrancisco.com, 415-665-2468MARIN COUNTYONGOINGMarin Center in San Rafael415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us• Feb 12: Coppélia, Moscow Festival Ballet• Feb 13: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo• Feb 19: The Chieftains with Paddy MoloneySAN MATEO COUNTYONGOING WEEKENDSVintner Series at the Ritz-CarltonHalf Moon Bay, 650-712-7000, www.ritzcarlton/hmb• Feb: Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel and Dolce Wineries• Mar: St. Francis Winery & VineyardsFEBRUARY 13Romance Dinner in NavioThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, 6 & 8:30pmwww.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040, $85FEBRUARY 13-14Valentine’s Dessert in the Conservatory LoungeThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, 11am-11pmwww.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040, $24/coupleFEBRUARY 14Valentine’s Brunch & Dinner in NavioThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Baywww.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040FEBRUARY 14Jazz Romance Dinner in MiramarThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, 6 & 8:30pmwww.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040, $280/coupleSANTA CLARA COUNTYONGOINGConcerts at Montalvo Arts CenterSaratoga, 408-961-5858, www.montalvoarts.orgFEBRUARY 14Valentine’s Day DinnerClos La Chance Winery, San Martin, www.closlachance.com, 800-ITS-WINEFEBRUARY 15President’s DayClos La Chance Winery, San Martin, 11am-5pmwww.closlachance.com, 800-ITS-WINEALAMEDA COUNTYFEBRUARY 14Closing Party for San Francisco Beer WeekTrumer Brauerei, Berkeley, $40, 4-8pm, 510-526-1160CONTRA COSTA COUNTYMARCH 3Grgich Hills DinnerAmber Bistro, Danville, 925-552-5238, www.grgich.comLIVERMOREONGOINGBankhead TheatreLivermore Valley performing Arts Center, Livermore925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org• Feb 9: TAO• Feb 12: New Orleans Bash• Feb 12: Pink Floyd Laser Extravaganza• Feb 13: Youth and Adventure• Feb 14: It’s Magic!• Feb 18: From Gabrieli to Copland• Feb 20: Di Wu, Piano• Feb 21: Judy, Judy, Judy• Feb 27: Vagabound Opera• Mar 5: Mad Science CSI: Live• Mar 6: Battlefield Band• Mar 7: Mozart’s RequiemONGOINGWine Cave Tasting ExperienceWente Vineyards, Livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20, $15/wine club membersRSVP, 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com/cavesONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28Porcelain by Eugenia ZobelExhibit on display, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, www.WenteVineyards.comFEBRUARY 13St. Valentine’s Day Massacre/ Syrah Release PartyNottingham Cellars, Livermore, 5-10pm, $65www.nottinghamcellars.com, 925-294-8647FEBRUARY 13 & 14Valentine’s Dinner at Garré VineyardReservations required, call for details, 925-371-8200, garrewinery.comFEBRUARY 13-1527th Annual Barrel TastingFenestra Winery, Livermore, 12-5pm, $5www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246FEBRUARY 14Chocolate & Cabernet SauvignonMcGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 12-4pm, $15www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717FEBRUARY 20Release of Irish Mile ChardonnayMcGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 12-5pm, $5www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717www.mitchellkatzwinery.com, 925-931-0744NORTH CENTRAL COASTONGOINGSunset Cultural Center-CarmelCarmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com• Feb 12: Craig Ferguson• Feb 14: Gustavo Romero• Feb 19: ATOS Piano Trio• Feb 21-22: Monterey Symphony Concert Four• Feb 27: Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber• Feb 28: Christine EbersoleONGOINGLive 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 TUESDAYSFarmers’ Market at the BarnyardCarmel, Organic fruit, vegetables & flowers, 11am-3pm, 831-624-8886ONGOING 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 MONTHOpen for TastingMartin Ranch Winery, Gilroy, 11am-4pm, $10/refundable w/purchasefree/club members, 408-842-9197, www.martinranchwinery.comEVERY TUESDAYFocus on Monterey County WinesCepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.comONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 14West Side StoryGolden Bough Theatre, Carmel, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH FEBRUARY 26Jazz in the CellarsBargetto Winery, Soquel, www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11ONGOING WEEKENDS THROUGH MARCH 28Rain Forest WeekendsRoaring Camp Railroads, Felton, 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.comwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 24Land & Sea: Paintings and Photographsof Monterey & BeyondMonterey Museum of Art, Monterey, www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477FEBRUARY 13Migration FestivalNatural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz11am-4pm831-423-4609, www.santacruzstatepartks.orgFEBRUARY 13Valentine’s Passport River Road Wine TrailVisit 12 wineries along the trail! 11am-4pm, $20, www.riverroadwinetrail.comFEBRUARY 13Valentine’s Weekend GetawayChateau Coralini, Salinas, www.chateaucoralini.com, 831-455-2100FEBRUARY 13Valentine Wine Festival Starring The Groove KingsKirigin Cellars, Gilroy, 1-5pm, www.kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827FEBRUARY 14Heart for HaitiBaja Cantina, Carmel, www.bajacantina.com, 831-372-2259FEBRUARY 19Chocolate & Wine TastingMonterey Public Library, Monterey, 7-9pm, $25/adv, $30831-646-5601, www.monterey.org/libraryFEBRUARY 20Clam Chowder Cook-OffSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruzwww.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590FEBRUARY 20-21Shark DaysMonterey Bay Aquarium, Montereywww.montereybayaquarium.org, 831-648-4800FEBRUARY 211st Annual Sparkling Wine Disgorging PartyPessagno Winery, Salinas, www.pessagnowines.com, 831-675-9463FEBRUARY 2316th Annual Santa Cruz MountainsUltimate Winemakers’ DinnerCapitola, Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers AssociationShadowbrook Restaurant, $105, 831-685-8463, www.scmwa.comFEBRUARY 26-27Banff Mountain Film FestivalRio Theater, Santa Cruz, 7-9:45pmwww.uscscrecreation.com, 831-459-2806FEBRUARY 28Wine’d Down SundayScheid Vineyards Wine Lounge, Cannery Row, Monterey, 3-6pmwww.scheidvineyards.com, 831-455-9990CENTRAL CALIFORNIAONGOINGSierra RailroadOakdale, 209-848-2100, www.sierrarailroad.com• Feb 12: Murder Mystery Dinner• Feb 13: Valentine’s Brunch & Dinner• Mar 6: Sunset DinnerFEBRUARY 13-14Wine & Chocolate WeekendVisit 10 wineries in Madera, 10am-5pm, $20/adv, $25www.maderawinetrail.com, 800-613-0709SIERRAS/FOOTHILLSEL DORADO COUNTYONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAYPrivate Tastings with the WinemakerWinery By the Creek, Fair Play, Taste with Charles B. Mitchell or a staff wineeducator! 11am-5pm, by appointment, $25, $20/members530-620-2402, www.winerybythecreek.comONGOING SUNDAYSJam Sessions Every Sunday AfternoonFitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.comFRIDAY NIGHT WINTER WINE-DOWNLive Music and Wine Specials!David Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 8pm, no cover chargewww.davidgirardvineyards.com, 530-295-1833• Feb 12: Frankie Soul• Feb 19: Tessa Evans & Tom Whinnery• Feb 26: Jonny Mojo• Mar 5: Dane DrewisFEBRUARY 12-15Private Tastings with Food PairingsWinery by the Creek, Fair Play, $25, free/memberswww.winerybythecreek.com, 530-620-2402FEBRUARY 12-15Bottle Your Own WineCharles B Mitchell, Fair Play, 530-620-3467FEBRUARY 13Wine & ChocolateBoeger Winery, Placerville, 11am-4pm, $20, $15/memberwww.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634x18FEBRUARY 13Triumphant BlendingCrystal Basin Cellars, 6pm, $75, Camino, 530-647-1767FEBRUARY 13-15Presidential Port WeekendJodar Vineyards, Placerville, www.jodarwinery.com, 530-644-3474FEBRUARY 20Mardi Gras at Perry Creek WineryFair Play, 12-4pm, RSVP, $5/members, $10/generalwww.perrycreek.com, 530-620-5175FEBRUARY 20Wells on Wine – WOW! Wine Classes:Rhone Varietals & Blending ClassDavid Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 10am or 1pmwww.davidgirardvineyards.com, RSVP, 530-295-1833FEBRUARY 20Winemaker DinnerJodar Vineyards, Placerville, www.jodarwinery.com, 530-644-3474FEBRUARY 26Girls Night OutHistoric Main Street, Placerville,www.placerville-downtown.org, 530-672-3436AMADOR COUNTYMARCH 6-7Behind the Cellar DoorAmador Vintner’s Association, Wineries of Amador County, 10am-4pmwww.amadorwine.comCALAVERAS COUNTYSECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTHWines of the World Education TastingsMurphys Hotel, Murphys, no reservations required, everyone welcome!5:30pm, $15, 209-736-2949FEBRUARY 13Valentine Dinner & DanceIronstone Vineyards, Murphys, 7pm, $65www.ironstonevineyards.com, RSVP, 209-728-1251x11FEBRUARY 13Rail JamMurphys Historic Hotel, Murphys, 209-728-3344FEBRUARY 13-14President’s Wine WeekendCalaveras Winegrape Alliance, visit participating wineries, 11am-5pmwww.calaveraswines.orgFEBRUARY 14Valentine’s DinnerMurphys Historic Hotel, Murphys, 209-728-3344FEBRUARY 20Comedy Night with Del VanDykeLa Contenta, Valley Springs, 209-772-1082FEBRUARY 20Mardi Gras DinnerChatom Vineyards, Douglas Flat, $65/members, $75www.chatomvineyards.com, 209-736-6500FEBRUARY 21Harpist Anna Maria MendietaBret Harte Theatre, Angels Camp, 209-754-1774, 3pmFEBRUARY 21Cooking Class: Skills Part 3, Oven RoastingIronstone Vineyards, Murphys, 11:30am, $75www.ironstonevineyards.com, 209-728-1251SACRAMENTO VALLEYONGOINGSacramento River Train800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com• Feb 13: Valentine’s Dinner• Feb 27: Murder MysteryONGOINGMondavi Center for the Performing ArtsU.C. Davis, 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org• Feb 12-21: Dances for Non-Fictional Bodies (excerpt) and Blue Jointedness• Feb 14: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo• Feb 17: The Chieftains• Feb 18: Russian National Orchestra• Feb 19-20: The Butterfly Lovers by Beijing Dance Academy Youth Dance Co.• Feb 24-26: Joe Goode Performance Group, Wonderboy & 29 Effeminate Gestures• Feb 26: Arianna Huffington• Feb 27: Joshua Bell, Violin & Jeremy Denk, piano• Feb 27-28: The American PianoFEBRUARY 13-14Petite Sirah Port WeekendBogle Winery, Clarksburg, 11am-5pm, $5www.boglewinery.com, 916-744-1139SUISUN VALLEYFEBRUARY 27New Release at Vezer Family Vineyard:2008 Sauvignon BlancSuisun Valley, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-344-0334LODI/WOODBRIDGEONG0INGHutchins Street Square209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com• Feb 14: Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back: A Romantic & Swingin’Tribute to Frank Sinatra• Feb 15: Daniel RodriguezFEBRUARY 13-1413th Annual Wine & Chocolate WeekendVisit participating Lodi area wineries! 11am-4pm, $35/adv, $45www.lodiwineandchocolate.comFEBRUARY 13-1413th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekendat Woodbridge WineryWoodbridge, 11am-4:30pm, 209-365-8139, www.woodbridgewines.comFEBRUARY 13, 21Bird WalkHeritage Oak Winery, Acampo, 209-329-5490, 9:30am-11:30amFEBRUARY 27Jazz at Heritage Oak WineryAcampo, 209-329-5490, 2-4:30pmEmail Your Events tocathy@WineCountryThisWeek.comFor best results, send your emails at least 6 to 8weeks prior to the date of your event. 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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK© Steffen PhotographyWinemaker Profile: Napa Cellars & Folie À Deux WineriesJOE SHIRLEYby Michelle J. BakerBack in 2007, Napa Cellars and Folie àDeux didn’t have to look far or wide to find agreat winemaker. No, right down in the cellarof sibling Trinchero Napa Valley, was aseasoned young winemaker named JoeShirley with the credentials (a Masters inEnology from the University of California atDavis), the experience (a couple years atSonoma-Cutrer before eight years atTrinchero Napa Valley) and the passion tomake great wine.Shirley is in the unusual position of beinghead winemaker of two wineries with twovery different styles. Folie à Deux is knownfor being innovative, edgy and free-spirited,while Napa Cellars is known for its moretraditional approach. Of the different style,Shirley says, “We can push the stylisticboundaries at Folie à Deux, but Napa Cellarshas built its reputation on a very traditionalstyle of Napa Valley wines.”The distinct philosophies are illustrated inhow Shirley treats the same varietal at the twowineries. Take, for example, the Chardonnays18at the two wineries. The Napa CellarsChardonnay is made in a very traditionalstyle, with full malolactic fermentation andone-third new French oak “that adds lengthand caramel tones but still allows the fruit tocome through,” says Shirley.Folie à Deux had just skipped a vintage ofChardonnay when Shirley came on board, sohe had a chance to think about how to makeit push those stylistic boundaries. He startedwith the idea of using American oak, anuncommon (but not unheard of) approach toChardonnay. He still used one-third new oak,but “because American oak can be so muchmore assertive, we cut the time down to 3-4months in oak.” The Folie à DeuxChardonnay goes without malolactic fermentation.Both of Shirley’s Chardonnays aresmashing success stories: the 2007 NapaCellars Chardonnay was the only wine fromthe United States to win the prestigiousTrophee de Citadelles in France, the equivalentof a Gold Medal and Best of Show.Meanwhile his 2008 Folie à DeuxChardonnay just won a double gold at the2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.Like most winemakers, Shirley’s favoritetime of year is harvest. “It’s true, you can makebad wine out of good grapes, but you can’tmake good wine out of bad grapes. I spend alot of time in the vineyards making harvestdecisions. I find that every extra hour spent atharvest time has way more impact than anhour spent in the cellar in the winter.”Shirley’s extra effort is showing in thequality of the wines at both wineries, and theaccolades that have been rolling in. The 2007Napa Cellars Carneros Pinot Noir racked up90 points from the stingy Connoisseur’sGuide (“I’m still not sure I get the ‘root beerlike’note that they get, but I’ll take it,” saysShirley), and the 2006 Napa Cellars StagecoachCabernet Sauvignon recently received92 points in Wine Enthusiast.You can taste through Joe Shirley’s greatwines at Napa Cellars/Folie à Deux. Thetasting room, located at 7481 St. HelenaHighway in Oakville, is open from 10 a.m.until 6 p.m. dailywww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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WINERY FEATURE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKB.R. COHN WINERYGood Music, Good Winesby Richard Paul HinkleIf you’re a music lover, you’d have a minorstroke checking out the myriad of gold andplatinum records displayed on the office wallsof winery founder Bruce Cohn, the notedpromoter of rock-and-roll legends the DoobieBrothers (“Listen to the Music”) and NightRanger. A fellow who loves visiting museumswhile on the road (“science and industry,anything with old artifacts”), Cohn continuesto express his love of rock by way of a smallgrassed amphitheater just behind the winery,which is home to on-going winery musicaldoings. (The Father’s Day Barbecue is aparticular favorite of winery fans.)Tom Montgomery has been the winemakerat B.R. Cohn for a half-dozen yearsnow, and it’s easy to see that he’s a good fit.When he first arrived, Cohn had been fairlynarrowly focused on Cabernet Sauvignon,but Montgomery’s inkling for adventure haspushed the envelope by leaps and bounds,including a nifty little mix of Syrah andZinfandel (see below).Montgomery once intended to be anovelist, but that field has always beennarrow and flush with folks working for apittance. So he turned to wine for a careerthat has gone remarkably well, as is bestevidenced by the wines below. He workedfive years at Napa Cellars, spent four years inSan Luis Obispo in vineyard management,then returned to the Napa Valley for tours atCosentino and Conn Creek before hiring onwith his old friend, Cohn, for the crush of2004.“Bruce puts his focus entirely on qualityfruit and wines of concentration and density,”says Montgomery. “We’re making some interestingwines, including a little Pinot Noirfrom Russian River Valley and, in some years,a Late Harvest Semillon from the same area.You start with good grapes and you have agood chance of making good wines.”Wines and charity benefit concerts aside,Bruce Cohn is particularly proud of his line ofExtra Virgin Olive Oils (and vinegars – not aword you ever say loudly in the vicinity of awinery). Some are organic, some of unfiltered,one has a basil-and-garlic infusion, andthere is even a Balsamic and Herb DippingOil that also doubles as a superb meat marinade.The whitewashed tasting room is an open,airy delight of a place to sample wines. Thereis a veranda, where visitors may sip wine orenjoy a sandwich, with wrought iron tablesand chairs. Sadly, Moose, the Englishbulldog/black Lab mix who used to guard thetasting counter, is no longer with us. He’ll bemissed. (Dogs applying for the position mustlike Zinfandel.) But you can still check outBruce’s prized “woody” station wagon,displayed adjacent to the tasting room.AND THEN THERE ARE WINESSauvignon Blanc 2008 Napa Valley,Grieve Family Vineyard ($22): If you likecrisp grapefruit and fleshy melon, this is thewine for you and your favorite shellfishchoice.Chardonnay 2008 Sonoma County ($24):Pear, peach and apple fruit notes, with a bitof toast from the French oak regime (barrelfermented, then aged sur lies for eightmonths). That’s where that creamy, Frenchbread aspect comes from. Sushi.Chardonnay 2008 Carneros, SangiacomoVineyard ($28): This is one of those lovelywhite wines that seems almost like a red,with rich fruit – pear, ripe apple – andplenty of oak – pie crust and bread dough –and a thick texture that lasts and lasts. Veal20 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY FEATUREin a cream sauce is what I amthinking.Pinot Noir 2007 Russian RiverValley ($55): Rife with ripemushrooms and black cherryand cola aromas and flavors thatthoroughly coat your tongue.There’s a little bit of that gamey,meaty quality that really cranksup one’s salivary glands. Filet ofbeef, for certain.Zinfandel 2007 Sonoma Valley($28): Soft mulberry and raspberryfruit, with spicy hints ofblack pepper and licorice.Picnic time.“SyrZin” 2007 Sonoma Valley($32): A delightful mix of thesetwo “picnic” varieties, a meldingof Zinfandel’s raspberry andblack pepper and Syrah’sinherent strawberry and blueberryfruitiness. A “warm” wine,this is one that’s good in front ofa fireplace on a chilly night, witha hearty stew and some sharpcheddar cheese.Cabernet Sauvignon 2007North Coast “Silver Label”($20): Soft cassis and blackcurrant, with hints of plum andan herbal, green tea-like character.Just the thing for SalisburySteak, if you’re so inclined.GREAT VALUE.Cabernet Sauvignon 2006Sonoma Valley, Olive HillEstate ($55): Blackberry fruit,plum and violet notes that markthe wines of Pauillac, the best ofthe Bordeaux communes. Montgomerysays “berry and cherry.”There are also mint and mentholaccents that make this the idealwine for the rare slab of Primerib, slathered with horseradish,that you so love.B. R. Cohn is located at 15000Sonoma Highway (Highway 12,just north of the corner ofMadrone Road), Glen Ellen. Call1-800-330-4064 x124 or checkthe website at www.brcohn.com.The tasting room is open 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. daily.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com21


Perfect Pairsby Millie HowieFerrari-CaranoTré Terre ChardonnayPerfectly Pairedwith Lemon RisottoOne of the most important ingredients necessary forpreparing Rhonda Carano’s Lemon Risotto is not measured bythe cup, the teaspoon or pinch. It is patience, and without it theresults will undoubtedly be considerably less than satisfactory.In most recipes for risotto of any sort one of the most importantinstructions calls for adding broth a half-cup (or ladle-full) at atime, stirring gently and waiting as each addition is absorbed bythe rice. Finally, after about 20 minutes, the grains of rice will beseparate, creamy white and tender, ready for combining withseafood, chicken, your favorite lightly spiced vegetables orherbs. This is the point at which you let your curiosity and spiritof adventure lead you to try some of the dozens of risottosnamed for the regions of Italy where the local cooks have puttheir own stamp on the famous rice dish.This is also exactly the point at which you reach for Rhonda’sinstructions for her Lemon Risotto with Pears and Gorgonzola.This time of year the pears to start with are Bosc, which are atthe height of their season and which hold their shape throughthe baking necessary to caramelize the cored and peeled fruit.The Gorgonzola, Rhonda suggests, is Dolcelatte Gorgonzola, cutinto small chunks and sprinkled over the hot risotto as a garnishwith a few sprigs of fresh thyme.When the risotto is ready, Rhonda opens a chilled bottle ofthe Ferrari-Carano 2007 Tré Terre Chardonnay from the RussianRiver Valley. “This full-bodied wine’s delicious citrus aromas andrich fruit components are Don’s favorites,” she says. “It’s anelegant wine, perfectly balanced with nice acidity and depth,perfect for enhancing the more exotic flavor nuances of the threemajor ingredients of the Risotto.”LEMON RISOTTOWITH PEARS AND GORGONZOLA Serves 4• 2 Bosc Pears, peeled and cored• 1/3 cup Limoncello• 1 teaspoon honeyPlace pears on a baking dish and drizzle Limoncello and honey.Bake until caramelized. Set aside.• 5-1/2 cups vegetable broth• 1/3 cup finely minced shallots• 2 tablespoons butter• 1 tablespoon olive oil• 1-1/2 cup Arborio rice• Zest and just of 1 lemon, reserving zest until later• 1/3 cup cream• Parmesan cheese• 5 ounces Dolcelatte Gorgonzola cheese, in pieces• Thyme sprigs for garnishHeat broth to a steady simmer in a large pot. Heat butter and oil ina heavy, medium-size pot, add shallots and sauté. Add rice and stirwith a wooden spoon, making sure all grains are coated in oil. Addlemon juice and stir until completely absorbed. Start adding broth,a ladle at a time, stirring frequently after each addition. After 20minutes of repeating this same process, the risotto will be tender.Stir in cream, lemon zest and parmesan cheese. Garnish withchunks of Gorgonzola cheese and top with caramelized pears.Add sprigs of thyme.Serve immediately with Ferrari-Carano Tré Terre Chardonnay.22Open Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg(707) 433-6700 • www.ferrari-carano.comwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSWomen for Winesense Hosts Third Annual Grand Event in Napa ValleyWomen throughout the country with a passion or professionalinterest in wine will descend on the Napa Valley April 30 through May2 to attend the third annual Women for WineSense 2010 GrandEvent. Aptly titled “Sip the Wine, Share the Moment, Savor the Experience,”this year’s three-day event will be hosted by Honorary ChairMargaret Duckhorn and also celebrates the 20th anniversary of thefounding of Women for WineSense.The Grand Event kicks off the weekend with a sparkling winereception at Mumm Napa in Rutherford on Friday evening. Saturday’sall-day program takes place at the legendary Culinary Institute ofAmerica at Greystone in St. Helena and combines exceptional educationalseminars along with the Women for WineSense Awards Presentationand a Grand Tasting Event. The festivities continue on Sundaywith rare, behind the scenes winery tours and tastings at select Napaand Sonoma wineries.The 2010 Women for WineSense Grand Event Saturday educationalprogram includes a series of seminars taught by wine industryleaders: Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, Alexandre Schmitt ofOlfacto in France, wine expert Debbie Zachareas, Ann Noble from UCDavis and Winemaker Merry Edwards, to name a few.During lunch, Honorary Chair Margaret Duckhorn will inductfounders Julie Johnson and Michaela Rodeno into the Hall of Fame.Ann Noble of UC Davis will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award forher contributions to the wine industry and Rising Star Awards will begiven out to up and coming women in the industry. Saturday’sprogram concludes with the Grand Tasting of distinctive wines pouredby women in key leadership roles at wineries, including owners,CEO’s, winemakers and vineyard managers.Program attendance is limited to 250 participants. “Early BirdRegistration” pricing for the complete weekend package, includingFriday’s sparkling wine reception, Saturday’s seminars, lunch andGrand Tasting, plus Sunday’s tours is $210 ($160 for WWSmembers). Single-day pricing available. Further information is availableat www.wwsgrandevent.org. Proceeds from event will underwriteWomen for WineSense educational programs, activities, andscholarships for women in viticulture, winemaking and wine education.Established in 1990 to further the understanding of wine: itsappreciation, the health benefits of responsible consumption and itscultural importance. For more information, visit the website atwww.womenforwinesense.org.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com23


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKInsignia and Backus Vineyard Cabernet SauvignonTwo Award-Winning Wines from Joseph Phelps VineyardsJoseph Phelps Vineyards has two worldclassaward-winning wines: Insignia andBackus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Thesetwo wines represent opposite ends of thespectrum in approaches to winemaking: theart of blending vineyards and varietals versusthe single-vineyard approach. Insignia representsthe art of the blend, the best blend ofBordeaux varietals that our estate vineyardslocated throughout Napa Valley can producein any given vintage. Backus VineyardCabernet Sauvignon represents the best ofwhat a single vineyard can produce year afteryear, and from a very unique terroir.When Joe Phelps envisioned the term“Insignia,” it was to represent the finest lots ofBordeaux grape varietals available from eachvintage. Insignia was originally sourced fromthe best grower fruit available. Beginningwith the 1990 vintage, Insignia was producedprimarily from estate-grown grapes in theStags Leap District and Rutherford Bench –two of the most desirable sources for Cabernet Sauvignon in theworld. Finally, beginning with the release of the 2004 vintage, Insigniahas been crafted entirely from Estate Vineyards.For more than 30 years, Insignia has consistently ranked amongthe top wines in California, if not the world. The 2006 Insignia,released September 1, 2009, received 95+ points from Robert Parker,Jr., 94 points from Wine Spectator, 91-93 points from StephenTanzer’s Wine Cellar and 94 points from Wine and Spirits. It placedfirst in a tasting of the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Blendsby California Grapevine October/November 2009.Since the release of the first Insignia – the 1974 vintage – in 1978,Insignia has received 90 points or greater in every vintage but two.And since 1990, Insignia has been rated 90 points or higher every yearby both Wine Spectator and Robert Parker, Jr.’s The Wine Advocate.In fact, The Wine Spectator has named Insignia its #1 Wine of the Year(2002 vintage), #3 Wine of the Year (1994 vintage), and #5 Wine ofthe Year (1997 vintage) and it has been designated a Cellar Selectionfive times in addition to the “Top 100” awards.Located on the southeastern corner of Silverado Trail and OakvilleCross Road, the Backus Vineyard has long been known for its ironrich,steeply-terraced hillside soil and exceptional fruit. A picturesque,copper-roofed stone smokehouse sits in the midst of the vineyard, andin case this location still doesn’t ring a bell, it is situated between DallaValle and Screaming Eagle!In December of 1996, after having held along-term lease on the property since 1977,Joseph Phelps Vineyards purchased theentire 45-acre parcel. Subsequent developmentincreased plantings to 21.5 acres andall of the work was done by hand. No tractors,“cats,” trucks or ATVs were utilized.Shovels and picks were the main instrumentsemployed. The soil was not mechanicallyripped. Workers pounded stakes byhand. They pick-axed through rock to layand bury irrigation lines and all supplies(end posts, wire, irrigation tubing, etc.) werehand-carried to the required locations.Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon isdistinctive for producing flavors andaromas of dark chocolate, black fruit,graphite and minerals, followed by lush,sweet and lengthy tannins. The 2006Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon wasrated 92-95 points from Stephen Tanzer’sWine Cellar and 94+ points from RobertParker, Jr.’s The Wine Advocate.Tastings and Seminars at Joseph Phelps VineyardsThe hospitality staff at Joseph Phelps Vineyards welcomes theopportunity to host you at the winery. There are two different stylesof tastings and all are by appointment. Both tastings include asampling of current releases and our flagship wine, Insignia. Call theGuest Center directly at 1-800-707-5789 or (707) 967-3720 to makeyour reservation or visit our website at www.jpvwines.com.Seminar-style tastings are offered on weekdays at 11 a.m. and 2:30p.m. The duration of the seminar is ninety minutes and the cost is $40per person. The following are descriptions of the seminar tastings:Insignia Blending Seminar: Test your skills as a winemaker in the“Insignia Blending” seminar. Take a look at more than three decadesof making Insignia, how the wine has changed over the years andwhat makes Insignia so unique and so consistently highly rated.Experiment with blending the components that go into our awardwinningflagship wine, Insignia. Taste and compare your blend withour current vintage of Insignia.Le Nez Seminar: Hone your sommelier skills on the “Aroma Identity”challenge, where twelve different aromas frequently found inwine will test your olfactory senses.Tasting Terroir: Since 2004, Insignia has been 100% estate grown.Explore the vineyard locations used by JPV to produce Insignia and24 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWStaste some of the varietal and vineyard components that make upInsignia.Barrel Seminar – A Focus on Napa Cabernet Sauvignon:Explore winemaking in general and the specific place that the barrelholds in the development and maturation of a wine. In addition to thecurrent release wines, taste three barrel samples of Joseph PhelpsVineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and experience twelvedifferent aromas frequently found in wines that are aged in barrels.Cool Californians – Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir:Joseph Phelps Vineyards has been a leader not only in Bordeaux andRhône-style wines, but equally in Burgundian varietals starting withPinot Noir in 1973 and Chardonnay in 1974. This seminar focuses onJPV’s relentless efforts to produce outstanding Chardonnay and PinotNoir, first in St. Helena and now from the sister winery, FreestoneVineyards, which opened in 2007 in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Thisseminar includes a tasting of the highly rated Chardonnay and PinotNoir from Freestone. Participants will also be offered a tasting of ourflagship wine, Insignia, on the terrace after the seminar.Wine Appreciation Seminar: This seminar leads guests throughan exploration of wine’s appeal to all the senses. You can also sharpenyour skills on wine history, tradition, proper serving, storage and evaluation.Can be as basic asWine 101” or an upper-level “Wine 202”or “Wine 303” course!On weekends there are two seminar-style tastings at 11 a.m. and 2p.m. The duration of the seminar is 90 minutes and the cost is $40per person. On Saturday, the Insignia Blending Seminar is offered at11 a.m. and the Wine Appreciation Seminar at 2 p.m. On Sunday,Le Nez is offered at both 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. These seminars maychange without notice or upon request to any of the other seminarslisted above.Terrace Tastings: A casual tasting is offered throughout the dayscheduled on the half hour starting at 10 a.m. “Terrace Tastings” are amore relaxed tasting of six current release wines, also including theflagship wine, Insignia. The last “Terrace Tasting” available is at 3:30p.m., Monday through Friday, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.These Terrace Tastings are offered daily and the cost is $25 per person.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com25


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTrinchero Family Estates Named ‘American Winery of the Year‘Trinchero Family Estates has been named American Winery of theYear by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The prestigious award, part of the10th annual Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards, was presented to theTrinchero family at a gala dinner in New York last month and wasfeatured in the December “Awards” issue of the magazine. TrincheroFamily Estates is being recognized for leading sustainable winegrowingand producing a diverse portfolio of more than 22 awardwinningwines that represent quality and value.“I was excited to hear that my family’s company was awardedAmerican Winery of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast,” says RogerTrinchero, Vice Chairman and CEO of Trinchero Family Estates. “TheWine Enthusiast is one of the most respected publications in theindustry and it’s an honor to be recognized for our winemaking as wellas our business practices and dedication to the environment.”The Trinchero family has been producing wines in the Napa Valleysince 1948 when they purchased Sutter Home Winery in St. Helena.Today, the company continues to be wholly owned and operated bythe family and produces wine brands including Sutter Home,Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars, Terra d’Oro, Montevina, TrinityOaks, Folie à Deux, Ménage à Trois and the number one alcoholremovedwine, Fre. The company also imports Angove Family Winemakersand Little Boomey wines of Australia, and markets and sellsthe Three Thieves, Bandit and Joel Gott brands.“The Wine Enthusiast selected an impressive list of honorees thisyear and it is a privilege to be among these leaders of the wineindustry,” says Bob Torkelson, President and COO of Trinchero FamilyEstates. “The entire company has embraced the Trinchero method ofworking hard and making smart choices. This work ethic has helpedus grow, even in these difficult economic times. We realize that wewouldn’t have this success without the dedicated support of our partners:distributors, wholesalers, retailers and consumers that havedemonstrated continued loyalty to our brands.”For more information about Trinchero Family Estates, visit thewebsite at www.tfewines.com.L O D G I N GNAPA VALLEYPINK MANSIONA small, intimate, private inn where you arepampered and can enjoy the perfect Napa winetasting experience. Valley or forest views from eachroom, lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting,delectable surprises, large indoor heated pool andJacuzzi, in-room massage and facials available,easy walk to town for shopping and dining, bikingdistance to most local wineries.1415 Foothill Blvd 1-800-238-7465Calistogawww.pinkmansion.comCANDLELIGHT INNPrivate baths; TV/phone and AC; two-personmarble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies ordecks; three-course gourmet breakfast, horsd’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious30'x60'; swimming pool1045 Easum Drive, Napa1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com26SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERNCALDERWOOD INNPerfect environment to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Situated 3blocks from the historic downtown plaza and wonderful restaurants in Healdsburg.25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg (707(=) 431-1110innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 1-800-600-5444FLAMINGO RESORT & SPA170 rooms and suites on 10 acres, garden setting with heated pool, night club withentertainment, Terrace Grill restaurant, fitness center and tennis courts2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa 1-800-848-8300VINTNERS INNForty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios;surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-25844350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.comSONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERNLEDSON HOTELLuxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated roomswith king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies.Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.comKENWOOD INN AND SPAA premier Sonoma County destination for discerning visitors seeking gracious treatment,lush surroundings, soothing pools and elegant accommodations all in a TuscanSetting. (707) 833-129310400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood www.kenwoodinn.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.comLODI/WOODBRIDGEROBIN’S NEST GUEST HOUSE (209) 334-3952665 W. Turner Road, Lodi www.robinsnestlodi.comWINE AND ROSES HOTEL AND RESTAURANT2505 W. Turner Road (209) 334-6988AMOROSA INN AND GARDENS8400 E. Harney Lane (209) 367-0882THE INN AT LOCKHOUSE19960 Elliot Road, Lockeford (209) 727-5715MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COASTCYPRESS INN800-443-7443 www.cypress-inn.comLAMP LIGHTER INNTucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, you will discover acharming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset House Suites. These bed andbreakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935.(831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.comSUNSET SUITES(831) 624-7372 www.carmellamplighter.comVAGABOND’S INNVagabond's House Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of Carmel'sfinest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks awayfrom Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn.(831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn.comLONE OAK LODGEVoted Monterey Peninsula Travel Planner Best Value. Within minutes to aquarium, wineries,Monterey Harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. Rooms available with kitchenettes.1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.comwww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWSNapa Valley's Newest AVA – Years of Effort Pay Off for CalistogaAfter a six-year debate with the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Taxand Trade Bureau, Calistoga was granted its own American ViticulturalArea (AVA), making it the 15th official AVA within the Napa Valley.Calistoga vintners anticipate the AVA will add value to their brand, andin the words of Rex Stults, Industry Relations Director for Napa ValleyVintners, will “concrete Calistoga’s place in the world of wine.” Additionally,the AVA will aid consumers in distinguishing one wine fromanother, during a sometimes confusing decision-making process, inwhich the label is often a consumer’s only source of informationbeyond the price tag.An AVA is a designated wine grape-growing region with distinctgeographic features and growing conditions, such as climate, soil andelevation that contribute to a wine's identifiable features, such as tasteand aroma. Effective with the newly mandated AVA, labels claimingCalistoga in their name or as their AVA must contain a minimum of 85%Calistoga grapes. Brands that currently have Calistoga in their namehave three years to meet the 85% requirement or alternatively drop theword “Calistoga” from their name. Resistance from two wineries usingthe name “Calistoga” contributed to the delay in the new AVA.Calistoga boasts a unique terroir (special characteristics created bygeography, climate, soil, etc.) that has an intensity all its own. Rangingfrom volcanic soil with cooler hillside climates to flat and warmerpockets, Calistoga varies in its overall flavor profile. Diverse as theCalistoga region may be, some believe it will be known particularly forits intensity and “minerality” as it becomes a more cohesive branddistinct from other Napa Valley AVAs.Some of the same geologic factors that provide Calistoga its trademarkmud baths and spas, such as pure volcanic soil and geothermalwaters boiling deep underground, also contribute to the area’s terroir.For more information, check out calistogavisitors.com. Facebookusers can also find information about Calistoga, including great deals,breaking news and insider tips, by searching for “Calistoga Visitors’ andbecoming a “fan,” or going to www.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com27


Welcome toS U I S U NV A L L E YVezér Family Vineyards in Suisun Valleyby Charles NeaveThough often – too often – overlooked, Suisun Valley is one of thelast of California’s remaining hidden gems, despite the fact that it isbarely a dozen miles from the City of Napa. But for years Suisun hasbeen known as a trusted and quality stand-in to the star winemakersof Napa and Sonoma.Now, with the recent introduction of Frank and Liz Vezér and theirbest friends and partners, Sam and Mimi Mizirawi, things arechanging.To begin with, the Vezer’s bought the 30-acre ranch and vineyardformerly contracted to the “Sin Zin” people and “Ravenswood.” Thatwas followed in very short order by their purchase of the entireWestern “Pony Express” village of Mankas Corners, a property with160 years of colorful history. Then they acquired Suisun Valley’sCrown Jewel, the Blue Victorian in the very heart of this valley ofrolling hills, farms, pasture and vineyards.Also a 160-year-old homestead, it has towering century-old datepalms and a gorgeous and, yes, a very blue Victorian manor. All threeSoscolSilverado TrailBig Ranch RdSilverado TrailMonticello RdNapa121Atlas Peak RdJarvisS U I S U NV A L L E YW I N E R I E SWooden Valley RdEagle Eyelocations are working winery sites, with some of the most unique andhospitable tasting rooms you have ever experienced, stocked with anarray of good wines and staffed by people who are simply glad youstopped by and who want to share the area’s history, stories and wineswith you.However, what is the best part about the Vezér Family wineries andthis tranquil valley are their wines. There are the crisp, tropical fruitwhites that even red wine drinker would love, and then there are theVezér reds. Reds that are lush, jammy and with a silky smooth finish.And all their wines pair perfectly with food; in my mind the ultimatetest of any wine.All of the wines from Vezér and Blue Victorian have won awards,and most of these awards are best in class, double gold and gold. “We372912Green Valley CellarsJameson Canyon Rd80Mason680Green Valley RdCordeliaRockville RdSuisunValleyBLUE VICTORIANWINERYRockville RdSuisun Valley RdMankasAbernathy RdWoodenValley RdDaniel CappWinesVEZÉR FAMILY WINERYGardens, Deli & Barista Wooden ValleyWinerySuisunWine CoopSuisun Valley RdLedgewoodCreekWinterhawkTenbrinkWaterman BlvdOliverGordon Valley RdClayton RdVEZÉRPrivate Ranch& Tasting RoomBY APPOINTMENT ONLYFairfieldANHEUSER BUSCHBREWERY TOURSJELLY BELLYFACTORY AND TOURS 12Suisun CityMankas Hills Winery8028 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


The Napa Back Roadare thrilled that we have just won gold at the New York’s Internationalfor their 2006 Cab,” said Frank Vezér. Also, at a blind tasting recentlyheld at the elegant Bay Leaf Restaurant in Napa, Vezér’s 2006 CabernetSauvignon was unanimously preferred over a famous 97 point NapaValley Cabernet. You can enjoy Vezer wines with your meal at Hurleysand V Wine Cellars at Yountville, Bayleaf Restaurant in Napa andVintage Cafe in Suisun Valley next to Vezer’s tasting room.One cannot write an article on Vezér and Suisun Valley withoutmentioning the La Salette, if it is not already known as the world’smost exquisite Petite Syrah blend, it is certainly known as the world’smost expensive, where a magnum of La Salette sold to two investorsfor $30,000.00 in a live charity auction. Have no fear though, in thetasting room a bottle is far more affordable price, though it is indisputablya wine for those special occasions.But Vezér is all about hospitality and family, and this is the mainreason why Suisun Valley is being recognized as the “wine hospitalityvalley.” The Vezér family warmly invites you to visit all of thetwelve wineries in the valley, and to make it a full weekend destination.You can even plan a dinner at the Vintage Café, right next toone of the Vezér tasting rooms, and spend the night in one of theareas many fine hotels.For more information on this special part of the Northern CaliforniaWine Country, go to SuisunValleyTheNapaBackroad.com formore details. And be sure to visit the Vezér website atwww.VezerFamilyVineyard.com for directions and your tasting (andtasting room) options.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com29


NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKBaldacci Family Vineyards – A Labor of Loveby Charles NeaveThe 4,000 square feet of unique caves stretch around the interiorof what geologists – and cave builders – call a volcanic knoll; the 17acres that surround the tasting room at Baldacci Family Vineyards isthe backbone of the winery’s estate Cabernet Sauvignon programthat carefully nurtures vine growth. This means that the grapes reachtheir maximum potential to create exceptional tannic structure andconcentrated flavors, essential elements of their wine. But most ofall, it is one family’s true labor of love.Taken as a whole, this winery – on the Silverado Trail in the heartof the famed Stags Leap District – melds a passion for winemakingwith the timeless tradition of family. “Combining these two vitalfacets of life into one ensures that every drop in every bottleproduced is a true labor of love.” That is the sentimentand goal of Thomas and Brenda Baldacci, whopurchased the 17-acre parcel of prime vineyard landalmost 13 years ago. They believed that the enjoymentof great winemaking and the opportunity tobuild a lasting legacy for their family was a dreamworth following.Part of their commitment is to the grape, and tothe land. All of the fruit is handled as little aspossible, allowing their unique attributes to comethrough in the finished wine ... “making the specialqualities of every glass a part of the land, a part of thetradition and a part of the family.”One of what might be called “the extended family”is winemaker Rolando Herrera. With two decades ofexperience making wine in the Stags Leap District, heis a talented member of the team, the one who overseesthe entire winemaking process from start tofinish.“When I started talking to the Baldacci’s about coming to workfor them, I was very excited because I wanted to get back to thevineyards of Stags Leap District,” he says. “These are the wines Iknow and love the best – they have a unique texture and style recognizedeverywhere as making the very finest Cabernet Sauvignon. Ina way, I feel as if I’ve come full circle, because I started my careerhere. Now, I return with a wealth of knowledge and experience thatI can put to good use for the Baldacci family.”Of all of the wines made at Baldacci, one that most signifies thecommitment to both family and quality is the bottling labeled IVSons Cabernet Sauvignon. For one thing, it recognizes the four sonsof Thomas and Brenda Baldacci. Then there are the four elementspresent. First and second is that it is always constructed of(depending on the vintage, of course) 97 percent Cabernet Sauvignonand three percent Cabernet Franc. Third and fourth is the factthat the wine is aged in a combination of French oak barrels (fivepercent) and American oak (95 percent). The resultis a wine filled with cherry, fig and black cherryaromas; a smooth wine for both special occasionsand everyday drinking at a reasonable price.Other wines produced under the handsomeBaldacci label include two Pinot Noirs, one from theRussian River and one from the nearby Carnerosvineyard. Then there is the Black Label CabernetSauvignon and the Brenda’s Vineyard Cab, bothfrom the Stags Leap District. Another Cabernet, thevery limited production (151 cases) Ruppert, comesfrom just down the road in Coombsville, the areawhere the fruit for the full-bodied Allwin Syrah ispicked. As part of their Pinot Noir and the newChardonnay and (very dry) Gewürztraminer project,the Baldacci’s also have 20 vineyard acres in the Carneros Districtnear San Pablo Bay, where these three varietals thrive.To sample the Baldacci wines – maybe even take a look into thecaves if you call ahead – visit their tasting room on the SilveradoTrail. It is a comfortable, well-appointed part of a lovingly restored1923 farm house. With two granite-topped bars, a perfect greenwainscoting with white walls above, slate floor and doors that opento the terrace and the walkway to the caves, it is the perfect spot tobegin your journey through the wines of this small winery dedicatedto family, to friends, and to quality.The tasting room at Baldacci Family Vineyards is open daily from10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Located at 623 Silverado Trail, Napa, it is aboutfive minutes from Yountville and 15 minutes from the City of Napa.For more information or to make an appointment for a cave tour ortasting call (707) 944-9261. Their website, which also includesupcoming special events, is www.baldaccivineyards.com.30 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSeventeenth Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival –Celebrate Napa Valley’s unique agricultural and cultural bountyduring the 17th annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival, bursting inbloom this month. The Festival’s line up of stellar events, ongoingthrough March 27, takes place when wild mustard carpets vineyardswith gold, celebrating Napa Valley’s agricultural and cultural bounty.The Festival offers visitors from far and wide immersion in thelegendary wine region’s good life. Vineyards vibrant with wild mustardprovide a breathtaking backdrop and share centerstage with mustardthe condiment during the two-month marathon of food, wine and artevents. An impressive collection – the who’s who of Napa Valleyrestaurants, caterers and wineries; mustard and gourmet companiesfrom around the world; regional artists and national sponsors –present their finest throughout The Season of Events.Meet Napa Valley Mustard Festival Host Chef Anne Gingrass, ExecutiveChef, Brix; Host Winemaker Julianne Laks of Cakebread Cellarsand Host Artist Thomas Monaghan at the events. The Grand Dinneron Friday, February 19 at Brix is limited to 100 and provides an excellentopportunity to mingle with Napa Valley Mustard Festival Hosts,as well as notable guest chefs and winemakers.Plan to extend your stay when you attend events or simply take amid-week respite to enjoy special mid-week Mustard Season offers.Visit mustardfestival.org to view restaurant, hotel, winery and retailoffers and packages. The mid-week promotion is sponsored by TheCounty of Napa.THE GRAND DINNER ~ THE GOURMET DINING EXTRAVAGANZAIndulge in Napa Valley’s most extravagant dining experience of theyear at Brix in Yountville on Friday, February 19 at 6 pm. AnneGingrass, Executive Chef Brix, Napa Valley Mustard Festival HostChef, and Julianne Laks, Winemaker Cakebread Cellars, Host Winemaker,will head The Dinner’s stellar lineup of chefs and winemakers.Each chef will combine his or her course with a wine presented bythe winemaker or a winery principle. Their practiced palettes willinsure a perfect marriage of tastes. Ken Frank, La Toque, Host Chef2009, will be among the guest chefs to join Chef Gingrass and WinemakerLaks to produce the evening’s magnificent mustard influencedSteve Smart, Honorable Mention, 2009 Mustard Festival Photograph Contest32Robert Johnson, First Place Digital, 2009 Napa Valley Mustard Festivalmenu. The event will include a silent auction of exceptional wines andexperiences. Seating is limited to 100 at $225 per person.THE AWARDS ~ A SPICY SOIRÉE!Don jewels and black tie for a glitzy evening of food, wine, musicand dancing at The Awards ~ A Spicy Soirée! on Friday, March 12, 7p.m., at the beautiful Black Stallion Winery on Silverado Trail inNapa.As you taste your way through the most creative mustard recipes ofthe year, while sipping Napa Valley’s finest vintages, the critic’s choicerecipe judging, headed by Gene Burns of KGO Newstalk AM810, willtake place behind closed doors. You’ll then have the chance tocompare your taste buds with those of the professionals as you castyour ballot for People‘s Choice Chef of the Year.Raise your glass to World Champion Mustard Makers who’ve cometo Napa Valley from around the world to walk the red carpet andreceive their Napa Valley Mustard Festival World-Wide MustardCompetition Awards. Tickets are $100 in advance; $150 at the door.NAPA RIVERWALK MARKETPLACE ~ THE SIGNATURE EVENTCelebrate the mustard season and taste mustards from around theworld at Napa Riverwalk Marketplace – The Signature Event – onSaturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtownNapa at Riverfront, Historic Napa Mill, Veteran’s Memorial Parkand other downtown Napa locations. Highlights of this rain or shinefood, wine and arts festival include: celebrity chef cooking demonstrations,live remote broadcasts of KGOAM810’s Dining Around withGene Burns and Martha Stewart Living radio shows, and the everpopular Sunset Magazine pavilion. Artful activities include fine artsand crafts presented by juried artists and artisans, and live performancesof jazz, world and classical music.Adult admission to The Marketplace at $35 in advance, $40 at thedoor, includes eight food and five wine tasting tickets (value $1 each),plus a wine glass. Student admission, ages 13 to 20, at $10 includesfive food-tasting tickets. Admission for children ages six to 12 is $5.Children under the age of six are admitted for free. Visit participating


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEY– A Sensational Season of Food Wine and Art EventsRaley’s, Nob Hill Foods and Bel Aire Markets to purchase adult ticketsin advance, which include a voucher for five additional tasting tickets.Purchase a weekend package in advance at mustardfestival.org,which includes both The Awards and The Marketplace at $125.THE PHOTO FINISH – THE GRAND FINALE EVENTView the season’s beauty captured by photographers from far andwide at The Photo Finish, the inevitably “sold out” and wildlyexuberant Napa Valley Mustard Festival Grand Finale Event, atRubicon Estate in Rutherford on Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Taste aheady array of Napa Valley wines along with sweets and savories, viewthe Napa Valley Mustard Festival Photography Contest Exhibit ofphotographs, available for purchase, and revel in the party until thelast dance. Relevé Unlimited, a new Napa Valley Mustard Festivalsponsor, will join Rubicon Estate to sponsor the photography contestand exhibit. Tickets to the event are $95 in advance; $125 at the door.BENEFACTOR’S PACKAGETreat yourself to a Benefactor’s Package and take advantage of thefull spectrum of Napa Valley Mustard Festival events. Offered at $500per person, the package includes one ticket to each of the followingevents: Mustard Magic, The Grand Dinner, The Awards, The Marketplaceand The Photo Finish – plus a 2010 Napa Valley MustardFestival poster signed by Thomas Monaghan. Tickets are transferableand may be given as gifts.COMPETITIONSNapa Valley Mustard Festival activities include Fine Art and PhotographyCompetitions, The world-wide Mustard Competition, overseenby Barry and Patti Levenson of the Mustard Museum in Madison,Wisconsin and a Napa Valley Chef’s Mustard Recipe Competition. Forinformation and guidelines, visit mustardfestival.org.ARTWORK – THE ORIGINAL AND COLLECTOR’S POSTERSSilent bidding has already began on Reverie, Thomas Monaghan’sbucolic 48" by 60" oil painting inspired by Napa’s Carneros appellation.The painting is destined to go to the highest bidder at ThePhoto Finish, The Season’s Grand Finale Event, at Rubicon Estate,on Saturday, March 27.Those who cannot visit Napa Valley but would like to place a bidon the painting may call Pat Summers of Summers-McCann PubicRelations, Napa Valley Mustard Festival Producer, at (707) 938-1133 ext 106.Posters are offered at $30 or $40 signed by the artist. Order atmustardfestival.org or call (707) 938-1133.WHERE TO BUY TICKETSThe Napa Valley Mustard Festival is a non-profit communityservice organization. For information, call (707) 938-1133. For ticketsand information, visit the website at mustardfestival.org.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com33


Welcome toC A L I S T O G ACalistoga’s Mustard, Mud & Music Festival, March 6-7The town of Calistoga is celebrating the return of the mustardflower that turns the Napa Valley into a carpet of vivid yellow bloomswith its Mustard, Mud & Music Festival on March 6 and 7 – an officialpart of Napa Valley's famed Mustard Festival.Live jazz, wine tasting, an art show and mustard-inspired dishesprepared by local chefs are all part of festivities visitors can enjoyduring the weekend-long festival. Free jazz music will be offered atvarious venues downtown, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 6 andfrom 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 7. Wine tasting will be availablefrom 1:30 to 6 p.m. both days, also downtown.Tickets for the wine-tasting portion of the festival are availableonline this year, for the first time. Buying wine-tasting tickets inadvance at www.calistogavisitors.com can save you 10% on theregular price of $25 per day (a savings of $2.50) or on the regularprice of $40 for both days (a savings of $4). The one-day ticketprovides 10 tastings, and the two-day ticket provides 20 tastings.Included in the ticket prices are an unbreakable Go-vino glass, eventschedule and map. Tickets are also available at the Calistoga Chamberoffice at 1133 Washington Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, or by calling(707) 942-6333. You must be over 21 years of age to purchase tickets.The music lineup features some of the best jazz artists in the BayArea, including Cavanaugh/Belair, Michelle Michaels Quartet, RickQuisol, Herb Gibson, Bob “The Stick” Culbertson, Swing Seven, TheNancy Wright Trio, Mad & Eddie, Steve Dudgeon Quartet, MarkHolzinger, Rolando Morales, Susan Sutton, Larry Vann and Tracy Rose.Also returning is the Third Annual Mustard Arts Fete, presented bythe Calistoga Arts Center, Friday, March 5 through Sunday, March 7.The Fete is a members’ art show of paintings and photographic workscelebrating the presence of mustard in the Napa Valley. For moreinformation on this free art show, visit www.calistogaartcenter.org.Calistoga’s chefs are getting into the act as well, creating specialdishes with mustard as a starring ingredient on their menus over theweekend, and for the second year, by popular demand, Calistoga’sgourmet market Cal Mart, 1491 Lincoln Avenue, will be holding amustard tasting as part of the festivities on Saturday, March 6.For more information, go to www.calistogavisitors.com or call(707) 942-6333. Facebook users can also find great deals and insidertips by searching for “Calistoga Visitors” and becoming a “fan,” orgoing to //www.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.Cabernet and Chocolateat Summers Estate WinesSpecial Multiple Bottle Sale taking place in the Summers Estate WinesTasting Room – Purchase 6 bottles or more and receive 40% discountSummers will be hosting their annual Cabernet and chocolatetasting at the Summers Estate Tasting Room. Summers Estate Wines’ardor-inducing and highly-lauded current releases will be pouredalongside a toothsome array of chocolate treats, exquisite desserts andSummers Estate Wines’ own dark chocolate truffles, made withSummers Cabernet Sauvignon by Anette’s Chocolates in Napa.Club members receive complimentary admittance. The general costfor admission to this special wine and chocolate event is a $10 tastingfee that covers tasting of Charbono, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Roseof Cabernet, Knights Valley Merlot and Napa Valley Petite Sirah.Check out our website for more information and directions:www.summersestatewines.com.34www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTasting Room of the Week:Judd, Holly, Talulah, Art & Bunnie FinkelsteinJUDD’S HILL WINERYBy Michelle J. BakerIt’s another Monday at Judd’s Hill Wineryin Napa. A small group sits in the cozy tastingroom with a pour of wine. HospitalityManager Pat Burke is chit-chatting with thegroup as winery owner Art Finkelstein popshis head in to say “Hello!” The winery’s futurepresident, Talulah Finkelstein, now all of twoand a half years old, toddles by with hergrandmother Bunnie in tow.There’s no typical day at Judd’s Hill, whichis what makes it so much fun. Most days thewhole family is there; in addition to Art andBunnie, there’s winery namesake Judd, whomakes the wine with Art, and Judd’s wife,Holly, who is the winery’s president. They allstop by to visit with customers in betweenblending, racking, bottling or meeting withcustom crush clients.If you are in Napa, you should definitelytake the time to visit Judd’s Hill. You’ll have agreat time and have the chance to pick upsome prized Judd’s Hill wines that are wineryexclusives.Burke, a national champion barbecuer inhis spare time, has been a steady presence atJudd’s Hill. His easygoing manner is a perfectfit for Judd’s Hill, a winery that makes wineJudd’s Hill Valentine’s PartySunday, February 14Food and Wine PairingsMassage Therapists • Live Music$35 per personFree for Wine Club Memberswith the idea that wine is, most of all, meantto be fun.The tasting at Judd’s Hill starts with alovely rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon.This is yummy stuff with just a hint of sweetnessthat makes this wine perfect for spicyfood or just sitting on the porch. The 2008Sauvignon Blanc, made in a more tropicalstyle, will do well with all sorts of lighterdishes.Judd’s Hill has a lovely, lush 2007 EstatePinot Noir that hails from the vines you’ll passas you drive up to the winery. It turns outthat while most of Napa Valley is too hot forPinot Noir, this estate is in a sweet spot wherethe San Pablo Bay sends cooling fog to keepthis finicky varietal happy.The flagship wine at Judd’s Hills is itsCabernet Sauvignon. The current releasegold-medal winning 2005 is going fast, butnot to worry, the 2006 has already racked upgold too. Art Finkelstein, an architect bytraining and a gifted artist, custom paintsspecial edition bottles of the Cabernet Sauvignon,available for purchase for $65.Although Pat Burke won’t share his recipefor award-winning recipes for dry rub orbarbecue sauce, he will share the secret ingredientin his Fudge of Mystery – after you tasteit and take a few guesses. The fudge is pairedwith the winery’s double-gold medal 2002Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from theFinkelstein’s estate vineyard in the easternfoothills near St. Helena.Call Judd’s Hill at (707) 255-2332 for anappointment. On weekdays you can usuallyget in on short notice. The winery is locatedat 2332 Silverado Trail, just one mile north ofNapa on the right.In addition to making great wines, Judd’s Hillis also a social media pioneer with a strong presenceon Facebook and Twitter (@juddshill). Theyeven have their own iTunes channel, where youcan podcast episodes of Judd's Enormous WineShow, a series of comedic shorts that chroniclesJudd's adventures in the world of wine. The mostrecent episode can be viewed on their website,www.juddshill.com.36 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Napa Valley Fine Art‘Changing Earth: Photographer’s Call to Action’ Photo ExhibitAn inspiring photo exhibit of our dramaticallychanging planet titled “ChangingEarth: Photographer’s Call to Action” is nowopen at Mumm Napa and runs throughMarch 13, 2010. Produced in conjunctionwith The Ansel Adams Gallery and BlueEarth, a non-profit organization focused onraising environmental awareness, the exhibitfeatures works from a variety of acclaimedphotographers who document the toughreality of earth’s regression through theirphotographs.The photographers and their subjectsincluded in “Changing Earth: Photographer’sCall to Action” at Mumm Napa include:Daniel Beltra (Amazon: Forest at Risk),Benjamin Drummond (Facing ClimateChange: Global Change. Local People),Stephen Harrison (Visualizing Earth), AnneMarie Musselman (Finding Trust/The SarveyWildlife Project), Camille Seaman (MeltingNAPA VALLEY ARTAway – The Last Iceberg), Florian Schulz(Freedom To Roam: Wildlife Corridors),John Trotter (No Agua, No Vida: The ThirstyColorado River Delta) and Rebecca NorrisWebb (The Glass Between Us: Reflections onUrban Creatures).Ansel Adams’s photographs demonstratedthat artistic interpretation can raise publicawareness, change perceptions and alterunderstanding about our world. It is in thatspirit that The Ansel Adams Gallery, BlueEarth and Mumm Napa have joined togetherto put on this exhibit. The mission of BlueEarth is to raise awareness about endangeredcultures, threatened environments and socialconcerns through photography. Blue Earthworks closely with their selected photographersto offer resources and supportincluding non-profit, fiscal sponsorship forfundraising and grant-writing consultation.The exhibit is open to the public. There isno charge to view the exhibit. Mumm NapaWinery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail,Rutherford. For additional information onvisiting the winery and its exhibits, call (707)967-7700 or access the Mumm Napa websiteat www.mummnapa.com.Mumm Napa is one of California’s topsparkling wine producers and one of themost popular destinations for wine countryvisitors. For more than 20 years, MummNapa sparkling wines have set the standardfor California méthode traditionellesparkling wine, emphasizing the exceptionalqualities of Napa Valley fruit along with theunique casual elegance of the Napa Valleylifestyle. The winery and visitor center arelocated in Rutherford along the SilveradoTrail in the Napa Valley and are open dailyfor tours, tastings and private events. Visitorcenter and fine art photography gallery hoursare 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.ART ON MAINPRATT AVESt. HelenaSILVERADO TRAILALLISONCHARTER OAKOAKVILLE CROSS RD.29WASHINGTONYountvilleYOUNTVILLE CROSS RD.RASGALLERIESBY WAY E.WISECASK29121TROWER AVE.FIRST STCALIFORNIA5TH2ND3RDNapaTRANCASMAIN STMAIN STSOSCOL121HARDMAATLAS PEAKMONTICELLO12137


JEFFERSON STWelcome toY O U N T V I L L ESpice Things Up This Spring at 17th Annual ’Taste of Yountville‘Mustard Season Delivers Gourmet Grains,Gorgeous Wines & GastronomySpring gets spicy in Napa Valley as theannual Mustard Festival unfolds and theregion’s top toques team up for a one-daystreet party at the 17th Annual Taste ofYountville, Saturday, March 20. This gourmetgallop puts foodies on the fast track to thetown’s 13 renowned restaurants, 20+ localwineries and an array of mustard and olive oilYOUNT MILL RDY O U N T V I L L EVerismoGirardWASHINGTONJACKSON1NAPA VALLEYBIKE TOURSDomaine ChandonCALIFORNIA DRKeeverJESSUP CELLARSPEDRONIMADISON STWASHINGTON STSTARKEY STWEBBER ST29Hill FamilyEstateHope and GraceRASGALLERIESV MARKETPLACECornerstone CellarsPage Wine CellarsVINEYARD VIEW - PRIVATEElyseHOFFMANHavensBell WineWASHINGTON STYOUNT STYOUNTVILLE CROSS RDTo Silverado TrailV MARKETPLACE:APPARELi.elleLemondropsRosalia’s for ShoesSistersTay & GraceVianettHOMEA Little RomanceDomain Home & GardenNapaStyleGALLERIESBlue HeronGallery 1870North Bay GalleryWINE TASTINGNapaStyleV Wine CellarDININGBottegaCups & ConesNapaStylePacific Blues Cafeproducers on tap for tastings. The 11 a.m. to5 p.m. event is free; tasting tickets are $1each.For more information, visit the Chamberof Commerce website at www.yountville.comor www.mustardfestival.org for more informationabout the ongoing Mustard Festival.Sporting six new Michelin stars, two newhotel properties and three new restaurants,Yountville is primed for a season of rebirthand renewal. Its prominence as one of theWest Coast’s top culinary hot spots continueswith the addition of Hotel Luca and CantinettaPiero (Nov./2009), Bardessono hotel,spa and restaurant (Feb./2009) and LauraCunningham’s Vita (summer/2010) teamedwith the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group.The town-wide event with billowing whitetents along Washington Street, V Marketplaceand Washington Square turns up the heatwith dishes crafted from Thomas Keller’sBouchon, Redd, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar,Mustard’s Grill, Cantinetta Piero, Bardessono,étoile at Domaine Chandon, Brix, Bottega andBistro Jeanty. A special garden tour of theFrench Laundry’s two-acre culinary masterpieceis also in the lineup on an hourly basiswith head gardener Tucker Taylor. Visitorscan also tap into the one day Passport whichfeatures trips and giveaways at day’s end.Wines from the Yountville appellation willflow along with an arts and crafts exhibit, liveentertainment and a ribs and links barbequesponsored by the Yountville Fire Department.Key participants include Domaine Chandon,Jessup Cellars, Bell Wine Cellars, GoosecrossCellars, Hopper Creek Winery and HendricksWines, among others. Tri-Eagle Beverage willbelly up with beer.Sponsored by the Yountville Chamber ofCommerce, the “Taste of Yountville” is aprime time to cash in on the town’s off-seasonhospitality including 20 percent savings onhotel packages. Work off those worldly pleasureswith a leisurely bike tour through thevineyards, stint at the spa or morning hot airballoon ride. Packages are available atwww.yountville.com/accommodations.Ride, Wine & Dine with Us• Guided Tours • Kayaking• Bicycle Rentals• Bicycling Vacationswww.napavalleybiketours.com • 1-877-336-2453+SERVINGWINE COUNTRYSINCE 198738www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCorley Family – Monticello VineyardsNo matter how long you’ve lived in or visited wine country, it’s stilla challenge to visit all the wineries, right? Because you develop a list offavorites that you must visit every trip and there’s only so much time…That’s why it’s always a thrill to discover a new favorite, or an oldfavorite, as you will when you drop in at 40-year-veteran MonticelloVineyards on Big Ranch Road in Napa.Jay Corley came to Napa Valley in 1969 with the spirit of a pioneer,intent on finding some land to grow his favorite varietals. Jay Corleywas a grower only until 1980, when he hired a winemaker and startedto produce wine, too. Corley was a great admirer of Thomas Jefferson,who was not only a founding father but alsothe United States first great connoisseur. Hehonored the third president by naming thewinery Monticello Vineyards after Jefferson’smountaintop home in Charlottesville,Virginia. In 1984, the Corleys built theJefferson House, their version of ThomasJefferson’s Monticello on the Home Ranchthat is now used to entertain guests. JayCorley has since passed the reins of the vineyardsand winery to three of his sons: Kevin,winegrower and president; Stephen, whooversees marketing and administration; andChris, the winemaker.In the quaint, rustic tasting room, the staff pours either their “MonticelloVineyards Tasting” or their “Corley Reserve Tasting” – you can doboth and have a little bit of almost everything the Corleys produce fromtheir estate vineyards in Napa Valley. The real treat is to get downstairsin “The Cellar of The Jefferson House” and taste in “The Library” or“The Reserve Room.” Also, guests at Monticello often get a chance todo some “barrel tasting on the fly,” during weekends (Friday, SaturdayJay Corley & Sonsand Sunday) before noon with a comparativesampling of Cabernet Sauvignon from threedifferent estate vineyards.The Corleys love to tailor tastings to theirguests’ preferences (with appropriate advancenotice), so don’t be shy about telling them whatyou like. They also like to show off their libraryand library wines in a “vertical” format. Slip intothe comfortable black leather chairs and enjoy aflight of Cabernet Sauvignon, some Merlot or their very popular CorleyProprietary Red Wine.Monticello Vineyards Napa Valley is open for tasting daily from 10a.m. until 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but if you’d like tohave a reserve tasting, it’s best to make a reservation in advance (especiallyon weekends) by calling (707) 253-2802. Visit the winery onlineat www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com.42 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Arroyo Dr.Brown St.West St.Tulocay St.Yajome St.Willow AveCasa Nuestra Winery & Vineyards is proud to announce that thefive estate wines entered into the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle WineCompetition brought home medals!On January 8th, 2010, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competitionconcluded the annual week of judging at the Cloverdale CitrusFairgrounds in Sonoma County. Over five days, 63 professional wineexperts within the media, restaurant and hospitality, education, winemakingand retail wine industries tasted and evaluated a world-recordbreaking 4,913 entries, a number that maintains the competition’sstatus as the largest competition of American wines in the world.Here is what was submitted and were awarded:• 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Estate – Silver!• 2007 Merlot, Napa Valley Estate – Silver!• 2007 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley Estate – Silver!• 2007 Tinto St. Helena, Napa Valley Estate – Silver!• 2007 Meritage – Silver, Napa Valley Estate! (not yet released)Most of these wines are available for sampling in their tasting roomand are automatically shipped to their wine club members, althoughmost have purchase limits in place due to such small productions.Casa Nuestra, which means “our house” was established in 1979and continues to produce only about 2,000 cases annually from theWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEYFive Wines = Five Medals for Casa Nuestra Wineryestate’s vineyards. The Casa team of only six people, proudly craft byhand several wines including Meritage (Bordeaux style blend), Merlot,Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Charbono, Petite Sirah, CheninBlanc, Rosado (a dry rosé), White Riesling, Late Harvest FrenchColombard, Two Goats Red (a Napa Valley Red Wine!), Tinto St.Helena and Tinto Classico – both made from field blended vineyards.All are award winning.Visitors are welcome to the winery Monday through Saturday byappointment, for tasting, tours and barrel sampling. Casa NuestraWinery is located at 3451 Silverado Trail North in St. Helena, NapaValley. They can also be reached by phone toll-free, 1-866-844-WINEor on the web at www.casanuestra.com. Picnickers and well-behavedcanines welcome!S T . H E L E N AC H A R L E SK R U GB E R I N G E RPRATTDavid FultonFULTONCalafia CellarsHayesYountville St.POPEOrin SwiftRedmony Stk Stn StCenter StElementsX Winery& AmicusFranklin StArroyo Dr.Calistoga AveFranklin StRandolph StArroyo Dr.Randolph StWineries of Napa ValleyTown CenterCejaOlabisi/Trahan WineryRandolph StSeminary StCoombs StFirst St.Second St.Third St.Robert Craigwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comCombs StStonehedgeWineryVintners CollectiveBrown StFourth StFifth StMain St. Main St.Main St.Clinton St.Pearl St.BackRoomWinesBounty HunterRare Wine Co.Vallejo St.Napa St.Caymus St.Ubuntu RestaurantCOLE’S CHOP HOUSECELADONSilo’s Jazz Club & Wine BarNapa General StoreAngeleSoscol AveMasonTASTE AT OXBOWMAHONEY VINEYARDS/WATERSTONEThird St.MC KINSTRYRiver Terrace Dr.(Oxbow Public Market)Oxbow Wine MerchantGustavoToFOLIOThraceJV WineENOTECA& SpiritsD O W N T O W NN A P AUncorkedat OxbowFirst St.N A P A V A L L E YW I N E H A R D W A R ESt. Helena Wine CenterNapa Valley FarmsSalvestrinP R A G E RLEWELLING AVES U T T E R H O M EA R G E R -M A R T U C C INot to ScaleHallFlora SpringsINGLEWOODTaylor St.Clay StJuarez St.Post St.M E R R Y V A L ELong Meadow RanchPearl St.CorisonW H I T E H A L L L A N EWittMarvin St.WHITEHALL LANECHARTER OAKSeond St.Silverado TrailMilatDel DottoL O U IM S M A R T I N IHeitzRutherfordGroveTres Sabores &Pedemonte CellarsSilverado TrailBerna AveFirst St.Spring StV . S A T T U IW I N E R Y& D E L IZINFANDELR A Y M O N DFransicanGALLERONFleury★ Wine Country This Week Preferred◆ Open to the public◆ Open by appointm ent only43


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LAGUNA RD.SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKALEXANDER VALLEY, R U S S I A N R I V E R& DRY CREEK VALLEY WINERIESLakeSonomaTOMENDOCINOCOASTSTEWART’S POINTTOBODEGABAYTOMENDOCINOCOASTTOHWY. 1CloverdaleFRITZ WINERYFERRARI-CARANOKENDALL-JACKSONArmstrongWoodsMAIN ST.RIVER RD.BOHEMIAN HWYARMSTRONG WOODS RD.VINEDUTCHER CREEK RDWINE CREEK RD.GRANTHEALDSBURG AVE.TOEUREKAWALLINGPLAZA STWESTSIDE101Monte RioCENTER STTHEPLAZAASTI RD.101CHIANTI RD.NORTH ST.MILL STEAST STMATHESONKorbel116RUSSIAN RIVERSbragiaPastoriSilver OakFamilyCellarsVineyardsJ RickardsFrick Geyser PeakPalmeriTerroirsMeeker 128Pedroncelli Route 128 WineryKachinadeLORIMIERDavid CaffaroYoakim Bridge AmphoraTrione Vineyards & WineryBellaClos Du BoisPrestonZachichi TaltyForchiniMartin Papapietro PerryTRENTADUEKokomoMercuryTruett Hurst Family WineriesRobert YoungRaymond Burr Göpfrich UntiRosso & BiancoTruett Hurst RuedQuiviraStryker SonomaLytton HawkesPassalacquaF.TeldeschiStation Rd.Michel-SchlumbergerMountsRidge/LyttonStonestreetDry Creek Vineyard AmistaMauritsonSpringsJordanStuhlmullerA. RafanelliMAZZOCCOWhite OakSimiJohnson'sWILSONAlexanderLambert BridgeValley WinesManzanitaFERRARI-CARANO’SCreek Grove StreetDUTCHER CROSSINGSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDSeghesio ArtisteLakeSonomaToad HollowThirty Four NorthThumbprint CellarsGROVEMURPHY-GOODEYOAKIM BRIDGE RDLa CremaFreestone VineyardsGuest CenterBROAD CROCKERCANYONRIVER RD.Gallo FamilySouverainMartinelli Rd.GRATON RD.Wattle CreekDRY CREEK RD.W. DRY CREEK RD.TOPELWilliamsonRosenblumHauckSelbyLongboardVineyardsMarimar TorresHAYDON ST.MASONINDEPENDENCEEverett RidgeThomas George EstatesPorter CreekGary FarrellOCCIDENTAL RD.MIRABEL RD.12GEYSERVILLE RD.WESTSIDE RD.MILL STA.SheldonTOHWY. 101CHRISTOPHER CREEKLIMERICKRODNEYSTRONGDeNataleSonoma CountyAirportKENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERRussian HillEstateWoodenheadMartinelliHartfordFamilyMARTIN Joseph Swan Harvest Moon Carol SheltonWinery RAYHook & BattagliniLadderSuncéDeLoachRussian River Martini & PrattiIron Horse DehlingerRiver RoadSebastopolVineyards Occidental Road, Atascadero Creek & Graton RidgeHouseBalletto &Lynmar Dutton-GoldfieldMerry Edwards HannaTaft Street WineryPeters FamilyBARLOWKINLEYVINE HILL RD.FREI RD.ALEXANDER VAL. RD.RochioliRED WINERYGEYSER’SJ WinePINE FLATLOS AMIGOSSAUSALRIVER RD.Alexander Valley VineyardsMacPhail FamilyMAGNOLIAMill CreekFoppianoALDERBROOKLimerick LaneAcorn ChristieARMIDAMietzDe La MontanyaTwomeyC. DonatielloMOSHIN/BANYONMATRIXArista★ Wine Country This Week Preferred◆ Open to the public◆ Open by appointment onlyCheck the listings in the back forhours, address and phone number.HOP KILNPellegriniWineries not open to the public are not represented.RUSSIAN RIVERW. OLIVETOLD REDWOOD HWY.STARR RDVineTastingsCopainOLIVETMerriamARATA LN.WINDSOR RIVER RDSTARR RDBROOKS RD.Inman FamilyLAKEWOODRobert MuellerHannaCamellia Cellars, Davis FamilyHuntington, Sapphire HillField StoneHEMBRE LN.101AIRPORT BLVDChateauFeliceSHILO RD.Lancaster EstateArchipelChalk HillFRAUGHT128MARK WEST SPRINGS101GUERNEVILLE RD. STEELE LN.CHALK HILL RD.PLEASANT AVE.FULTON RDPINER RD.OLD REDWOOD HWY.NovySiduriFOUNTAIN GROVE PKWY.TOSANTA ROSA/SAN FRANCISCOTOSONOVALLE46 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPassport to Dry Creek Valley TM – A First ClassJourney – Celebrates its 20th AnniversaryNew Friday Event Launched: Gateway to Passport – A First Class Experience– Theme Parties, Music, Food, Tours, Barrel Tasting and Futures OfferedPassport to Dry Creek Valley is an annual event, sponsored bythe Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV), showcasing thewineries, vineyards and exceptional beauty of Dry Creek Valley. Thisyear, Passport to Dry Creek Valley is celebrating its 20th anniversarywith the launch of a new event on Friday, April 23, called Gateway toPassport – A First Class Experience.The more than 60 wineries and 150 growers in the Dry CreekValley produce a variety of wines to please any palate; 46 wineries willbe offering first class weekend events along the Passport route! Join inPassport weekend, as wineries up and down Dry Creek Valley celebratethe magic of their valley with wine, food, entertainment and thehospitality for which Dry Creek Valley is famous. Passport to DryCreek Valley sells out quickly every year.Gateway to Passport – A First Class ExperienceAn elegant evening launched in honor of the 20th anniversary,Gateway to Passport includes owners and winemakers of select DryCreek Valley wineries. Celebrity chef Charlie Palmer, of the famed DryCreek Kitchen and upscale Hotel Healdsburg, will create culinarydelights paired with small production Dry Creek Valley wines from6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on April 23. Tickets are limited and are $150.Theme Parties, Live Music, Sumptuous Foods –All Paired with Dry Creek Valley WinesOysters, BBQ, sculpture gardens, bocce ball, tightrope walkers,barrel samples, newly released wines and old-fashioned fun. All thisand more is part of the lively environment participating wineriescreate for their traveling guests during Passport to Dry Creek Valley.Nearly every winery features live entertainment, from belly dancers toblues, jazz or ’50s rock and roll. Guests are certain to be carried awayby the festive atmosphere created at each winery. Saturday and Sundayevent tickets are $120, including tax, for a two-day Passport. Sundayonlytickets are $70 including tax. A list of participating wineries canbe found at www.wdcv.com.Vineyard Tours – Each tour begins at 9:30amPassport ticket holders are invited to walk the vineyards and experiencewinegrowing in this distinct appellation. Select wineries areopening their vineyards with special tours, discussions and tastings.Because the number of participants is limited, Passports are soldfirst-come, first0-served basis. This event consistently sells out andtickets will not be available for long.Tickets are on sale at www.wdcv.com. To be on the mailing list andreceive information about this event, and all WDCV events, emailname, address and phone number to info@wdcv.com. Everybody’swelcome (21 years and older).D O W N T O W NHEALDSBURGGrove Street WineryManzanita CreekDRY CREEK RD101GROVE STSeghesioArtiste Winery &Tasting StudioToad HollowVineyardsHEALDSBURG AVE.KINLEYCENTER STPLAZACENTERJOHNSONMATHESONLINCOLNGRANT STMILLPRINCEFITCH STNORTH STMARCH AVE.COLLEGE STFerrari-Carano’sSEASONS OF THE VINEYARDThumbprintCellarsLake SonomaWineryPIPER STThirty Four NorthWine MerchantsDowntown WineRussian River Wine Co.KENDALLGalloJACKSON Plaza SouverainThe Wine Shop TOPELMURPHY GOODEWilliamson WinesRosenblum CellarsTrust Winery Ltd.La Crema WineryHauckSelbyFITCH STHUDSONFRONT ST..MAGNOLIA48 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYU P C O M I N G E V E N T S See page 16 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event informationFEBRUARY 12-14, 19-21 – Raven Players present: 2 by 5 - Chicago & Cabaret – RavenTheater, 115 North Street; a musical revue featuring the best of music from two great shows! Tickets at CopperfieldBooks (Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sebastopol), www.ravenplayers.org or 707-433-6335FEBRUARY 13 – Crane Creek Cuvée Vertical Gala Dinner – Lambert Bridge Winery, A once-ina-lifetimeexperience! 12-year vertical of Crane Creek Cuvée with Paula Le Duc Catering – a multi-course meal inthe beautiful, candle-lit barrel room, 6:30-9:30pm. $350pp, www.lambertbridge.com or call 707-431-4670FEBRUARY 13 & 14 – “Zin City” Valentine’s Weekend – Bella Vineyards, a singing Elvis will beofficiating faux “wedding ceremonies” in the candlelit wine caves. Get “hitched” or “re-hitched,” with Vegas-themedregalia, pink confetti, top hats, rings and veils. $10 includes festivities, mini-chocolate cupcakes, barrel samples anda tasting of five wines including new-release Zinfandels. 11am to 4:30pm. No reservations are required. For“wedding ceremonies,” contact the winery in advance at 1-866-573-3552, www.bellawinery.comFEBRUARY 14 – Jimtown Store Valentine Dinner with Mercury Wine – Jimtown Store, sixcourse dinner, 6:30pm in the sweet and romantic antiques room,www.jimtown.com, 707-433-1212FEBRUARY 27 – The Ark – Open House – Sbragia Family Vineyards, Geyserville. Debut of the renovatedreserve room. Rare tasting of library vintages. 11am-4pm. RSVP events@sbragia.com or call 707-473-2992 ex.10www.WineCountryThisWeek.com49


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTasting Room of the Week:MARTIN RAY WINERYDiscover the Martin Ray Winery Tasting Roomin the Peaceful Hills of Western Sonoma Countyby Nan ReileyThe Martin Ray Winery is an ambitiousamalgam of labels and wines, all housed inone of Sonoma County’s history-packedwinemaking facilities. Here’s its story in anutshell, related because it helps you understandthe different labels and the winemakingphilosophy behind each. (There’s a lot ofgood stuff to taste at Martin Ray, so you willneed to pick and choose.)The man behind it all is ProprietorCourtney Benham, a third-generation SanJoaquin Valley winemaker who knew hewanted to own a winery himself. In 1990, hediscovered a treasure trove of old librarywines with the label of Martin Ray, a SantaCruz Mountains winemaker. Courtneybought the rights to the Martin Ray name andlater, in 2003, purchased the historic Martini-Prati Winery in western Sonoma County;these buildings and property have becomehome to the Martin Ray line of wines.One common thread that has run consistentlythrough all the history of these wines isthe acknowledgement that vineyard locationis crucial to the character and quality of wine.At Martin Ray, there is a special emphasis onmountain-grown wines, because of Benham’sconviction that mountain-side elevationprovides cooler nights during the growingseason and therefore results in longer “hangtime” on the vines for superb fruit ripeness.Diamond Mountain in Napa Valley, SonomaMountain in Sonoma County and the SantaCruz Mountain to the south are three of themost prestigious vineyard locations forMartin Ray grapes.As you plan to visit Martin Ray, try to allowextra time for a tour of the historic productionfacilities as well as extensive tasting. Inaddition, the winery is located well to thewest of Santa Rosa, and the scenic drive thereon winding roads is a fascinating combinationof forests and vineyards. You’ll know you’vereached the winery when you see the largewater tower that dominates the skyline at thewinery. (This part of the county, althoughabundant in rainfall, is actually a water-scarceregion.) Picnic tables and chairs outside thetasting room look over verdant hills and vineyards.Colorful flower boxes surround thetasting room, whose interior is painted asoothing forest green with white trim.Here’s what’s available: Angeline-labelwines, modestly priced, fruit forward wineswith screw caps for picnic ease; Martin Raywines, with more structure and vineyardcharacter; Martin Ray Reserve wines, all vineyarddesignates; and Courtney Benhamwines, limited production offerings fromsome of California’s most interesting wineregions, such as Sauvignon Blanc from LakeCounty and Lucca, a big red wine from PasoRobles. All the classic wine varieties are representedhere, from Chardonnay and CabernetSauvignon to Merlot, Riesling, Malbec andPinot Noir (try the 2008 Angeline forinstance, a stunner at only $16).The friendly tasting room staff can suggestinteresting wines to taste side by side so youcan compare the difference between, say, aCabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma Mountainand one from Alexander Valley. The tastingroom is open daily form 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.There is no tasting fee except for the MartinRay Reserve wines. The winery and tastingroom are located at 2191 Laguna Road, westof the city of Santa Rosa. From Hwy. 101 youcould take either Guerneville Road or RiverRoad to the west and turn onto Laguna Roadfrom there. Call (707) 823-2404 or check outthe website at www.martinraywinery.com.50 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


Fifth Annual Pigs & Pinot Epicurean Benefit at Hotel HealdsburgAnd he’s not alone: Tyler Florence, Top Chef’s Kevin Gillespie and BryanVoltaggio, Roland Passot to join in festivitiesOn Friday, March 19 and Saturday March 20, Charlie Palmer turnsHealdsburg into hog heaven. It’s year number five for Palmer’s annualPigs & Pinot weekend (www.pigsandpinot.com), held at the awardwinningHotel Healdsburg, where three of California’s most importantwine producing regions – Dry Creek, Russian River and AlexanderValley – converge.This year, Charlie gets his swine on with all-star partners in pork:• Tyler Florence (Food Network)• Kevin Gillespie (Woodfire Grill & Top Chef finalist)• Bryan Voltaggio (Volt restaurant & Top Chef finalist)• Roland Passot (La Folie, Left Bank and LBSteak restaurants)As featured in this season’s Top Chef, Pigs & Pinot brings togetherthe country’s most prolific pork and wine professionals, includingfour Master Sommeliers, toasting and tasting their way to determinethe winner of the coveted Pinot Cup. Proceeds from Pigs & Pinot2010 will benefit Share Our Strength ® and local Healdsburg education.Festivities begin on Friday, March 19, at the spirited Taste of Pigs& Pinot where guests can experience 50 highly-acclaimed Pinot Noirwines, all contenders in the Pinot Cup competition. These handpickedPinot Noirs, hailing from California and beyond, face arenowned judging panel in a blind tasting, including top wine mediaWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTYpersonalities. The winner and runner up of the prestigious Pinot Cupwill be revealed during the Taste event.Tastings are served alongside a variety of pork dishes, includinghomemade sausages, charcuterie, grilled pork, pates and other specialcreations from Chef Palmer and Dry Creek Kitchen Chef de CuisineDustin Valette, guest chefs, and many local Healdsburg restaurantsincluding Cyrus, Zin and Manzanita.On Saturday, March 20, Pigs & Pinot celebrants can attend twoSwine and Wine seminars.Saturday evening’s gala features a sumptuous five-course dinner atHotel Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Kitchen. As a collaborative offering,each different course features a signature creation from Palmer pairedwith a limited-production Pinot Noir from wineries Paul Hobbs, PapapietroPerry, Kosta Browne and Soter Vineyards.Pigs & Pinot Late Night is a late evening celebration following thegala with after-dinner drinks and dessert in the Hotel Healdsburglobby. All Pigs & Pinot celebrants are welcome to attend.Hotel Healdsburg is offering special guest packages during Pigs &Pinot weekend.Taste of Pigs & Pinot tickets can be purchased separately for $135,Swine & Wine Seminars are $75 each, gala tickets are $300 and Pigs& Pinot Late Night is free to all Pigs & Pinot weekend participants.More information is available at www.pigsandpinot.com andwww.charliepalmer.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com51


SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDutcher Crossing Winery Releses First Pinot Noir2008 Pinot Noir, Maboroshi Vineyard, Russian River ValleyDutcher Crossing Winery has released its first ever Pinot Noir, the2008 Maboroshi Vineyard, Russian River Valley. “Our winemaker,Kerry Damskey, and I enjoy seeking out small, hillside vineyards forour limited small-lot wines, and this is our newest venture,” explainedDebra Mathy, proprietor. “Tom and Rebecca Kisaichi own an 11-acrevineyard west of the town of Sebastopol in the newly recognized areafor Pinot Noir called the Sebastopol Hills,” she continued. “Pacificmaritime influences define the terroir of this area, with cool winds andfog ensuring extended hang times and late pick dates.”Named for a Japanese term for extraordinary visions, theMaboroshi Vineyard reflects the hard work and adventurous spirit ofits owners. A couple with no winemaking or vineyard experience, theyleft Japan for France in 1991 with a dream to become wine growers.Tom worked for Gevrey-Chambertin’s famed Domaine ArmandRousseau in Burgundy, while Rebecca studied at the University ofBourgogne, which eventually led her to study viticulture. Anothermove took them to the Sonoma County wine region of California.Starting from the cellar up, they continued on their respective paths,KENDALL-JACKSONWINE CENTERTOGUERNEVILLE &RUSSIAN RIVER RESORTSMARLOW RD52W. STEELE LN.GUERNEVILLE RD.COLLEGE AVE.Cellars of SonomaTOSEBASTOPOLHOPPER AVE.4th ST3rd ST1st STRohnertParkTOHEALDSBURGGEYSERVILLEFULTON RD.RIVER RD.PINER RDRAILROAD WILSONTOPETALUMAVINTNER'SINNCLEVELAND AVE.“B” STNovySiduri101TOROHNERT PARK& PETALUMAINDUSTRIAL DRAIRWAYSANTA ROSA AVE7th STRobertsLakeOLD REDWOOD HWYCOLLEGE AVE.4th STGOLF COURSE DR.MARK WEST SPRINGS ROADSTEELE LN.MENDOCINO AVE12Santa RosaFairgroundsPETALUMA HILL RD.SNYDER LANEROUND BARNTOCALISTOGAFOUNTAINGROVEFARMERS LANE12BENNETT VALLEY RD.Grey StackCRANE CANYON RD.TOCOTATI &PENNGROVEPARADISE RIDGEWINERYGRANGEMatanzasCreekSableRidgeTHOMAS LAKE HARRIS DR.Not to ScaleS A N TA R O S AST. FRANCISLEDSON WINERYWINERYTOSONOMAleading to the reality of their “Maboroshi” dream.Organically farmed, the vineyard is planted on a 30 percent slope,climbing from 400 feet at the lowest elevation to 600 feet at the top.The west side of the vineyard, the coastal side, sees more wind and thegrapes tend to have more acid. Two clones are planted: Dijon 667 and115. Clone 667 provides rich color, a lot of fruit, body and structure.The 115 Clone provides grapes that are more fruit forward withfragrant perfume aromas and elegance. Fine, sandy loam Goldridgesoils nurture the vines. “Millions of years ago, this site was underwater,”explained Rebecca Kisaichi, who works and manages thefamily vineyard. “The loamy riverbed mixed with sand, resulting insoils that drain well but also have good absorption.” Planted in 1999,the 2008 vintage was the fourth grape harvest for the property.The 2008 vintage was defined by mostly ideal ripening weather inJuly and August. The week before Labor Day, the fog disappeared anddaytime temperatures rose, remaining extremely hot for several consecutivedays. For Pinot Noir in most of the Russian River Valley, sugarsrose rapidly to elevated thresholds. Fortunately, in the Sebastopol Hillsgrowing region of the appellation, the coastal breezes blunted theextremes of the heat spell and grapes maintained their balance.“We made this wine from 50 percent Maboroshi Vineyard Clone667 Pinot Noir grapes and 50 percent from Clone 115,” said WinemakerKerry Damskey. It was fermented with native yeast in open toptanks and punched down by hand; given 15 days of skin contact, andaged for eight months in French oak barrels (35 percent one-year-oldbarrels). “The 2008 Maboroshi Vineyard Pinot Noir is medium redwith excellent rose color intensity. The subtle perfume and hints ofviolet on the nose are followed by full mouth-filling flavors of rosepetal and black cherry on the palate. This tasty and beautifullybalanced Pinot Noir has a satisfying bigness without losing its eleganceand integrity,” stated Damskey.The wine can be purchased for $42 at the winery, 8533 Dry CreekRoad, Geyserville or online www.dutchercrossingwinery.com.G E YS E R V I L L ECANYONCHIANTIWEST DRY CREEK RD.GEYSERVILLE AVE.Silver OakFrickJ RickardsPedroncelli 128 Palmeri TerroirsDavid GeyserMeekerCaffaro Peak Route 128 Winery101128deLORIMIERTrioneMercuryClos du BoisTRENTADUERobertYoungLYTTON SPRINGS RD.MAZZOCCOINDEPENDENCERosso& Biancowww.WineCountryThisWeek.com101DRY CREEK RDGEYSERVILLE RD.HEALDSBURG AVE.ALEXANDER VAL RDRUSSIAN RIVERRED WINERY RDStrykerSonomaHawkes128


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYSonomaEnotecaWINE TASTING, SALES& HOME ACCESSORIES– 12 Wineries –One Great Place35 East Napa Street, Sonoma(707) 935-1200www.sonoma-enoteca.comThe Fine Art of Twyla Gettertat Charles Creek VineyardTasting Room & GalleryThe work of local Sonoma County fine artist Twyla Gettert is onview through April 2010 at the Charles Creek Vineyard and Gallery indowntown Sonoma.Twyla has been a full-time artist for 18 years and is the recipientof numerous awards for her paintings. Her work is in more than 65corporate collections and has been shown in museum exhibitionsand galleries internationally. Twyla’s art is created in several styles andmediums – painting, monotypes, photography, digital – and includeslarge-scale original canvasses up to 12 feet in length. She specializesin large-scale abstract paintings and has a collection of originals andarchival prints available. Preview her art at www.TwylaGettert.com.Specializing in high-quality Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignonwith a bit of Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Malbec, Merlot and Tempranillofrom great vineyard sources, primarily in the Sonoma and Napacounties, Charles Creek Vineyard produces wines that are foodfriendly, fruit driven and easilypaired with the courses of a meal.The winery tasting room isconveniently situated in acharming 1890s era storefront onthe historic Sonoma Plaza. Inaddition wine tasting and sales,the Tasting Room also providesspace to show the work of localartists.The Charles Creek VineyardTasting Room and Gallery, openseven days a week from 11 a.m. –6 p.m., is located at 483 First St.West, on the historic Plaza indowntown Sonoma. For moreinformation, call (707) 935-3848or email alan@charlescreek.com.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com125th STREET WESTTOSANTA ROSA2nd STREET WESTRocheWEST SPAIN STREETCHARLESCREEKVINEYARDSWEST NAPA STREETS O N O M AP L A Z A1st STREET WESTROESSLERMcDONNELMAPLEANDRIEUXLEVERONI ROADThe PlazaCellar DoorWestwoodThe CaveBROADWAY12SONOMAFRANCENAPA ROAD1st STREET EASTENOTECASONOMA WINEHARDWAREMissionSan Franciscode SolanoEAST SPAIN STREETSonoma Wine ShopMERCATONot To ScaleSEBASTIANIVINEYARDS& WINERYLEDSON HOTEL &HARMONY LOUNGEHighway 12 WineryEric K JamesEnotecaSojourn CellarsEAST NAPA EAST STREET NAPA STREET4th STREET EASTTONAPA53


SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONST. FRANCISLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.MacLeodPARADISE RIDGEVJB CELLARSTy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduSL Cellars, Spann,David NoyesLAWNDALEBlackstoneMayo Reserve RoomFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardCHATEAU STKAZ. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkJack LondonState ParkPavo WinesBENZIGER FAMILYWINERYLONDON RANCH RD.ERIC ROSSRobert HunterPaint Horse WineryDEERFIELD RANCHWARM SPRINGS RDValley of the MoonLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDDUNBAMADRONER ROAD12Mayo FamilyWineryAudelssaEstateBR COHNLittle VineyardsKundeTRINITYIMAGERYRDARROWOODBucklin OldHill RanchCAVEDALEMOON MTNTONAPA VALLEYSONOMAVA L L E YW I N E R I E SPetroniVineyardsMoon MountainVineyardARNOLD DRIVEAGUA CALIENTE ROADNot to ScaleTOPETALUMATOPETALUMAClarbec Winery116ORANGEAdobe Road WineryGROVEBONNESSRobledoFamilyBOYES BLVDVERANO AVEPETALUMABONNEAUAVE12SCHUGGLORIA FERRERCARNEROS ESTATELEVERONI ROADANABAROESSLERSEBASTIANIRocheW. SPAIN ST.THECHARLES PLAZACREEKSONOMA ENOTECABonneau121FREMONT5th ST WESTHanzellSharpCellar DoorBROADW AY12LarsonFamilyEric K James4th ERavenswood5th ST EASTCornerstone:(Grange SonomaLarson Family, Roshambo)GEHRICKEHwy 12 WinerySojourn CellarsWestwoodThe CaveRDEAST NAPA STLOVELL VALLEY RD7th STDENMARK STNAPA ROADCASTLE RD. VINEYARD8th ST EASTLN.Kamen, Parmelee-HillMacrostieTin Barn12121Bartholomew ParkOLD WINERY RDBURNDALECARNEROS RDBuenaVistaFaveroGundlach-BundschuGofesselTONAPAHomewoodWineryMulas Family101TOSAN FRANCISCOCLINEJACUZZIViansa37TOVALLEJO54 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTickets Now On Sale for the 20th Annual Savor Sonoma Valley22 Wineries, Local Chefs & Award-Winning WinesHeart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA)announces their premier event of the year – the20th Annual Savor Sonoma Valley happeningSaturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. both days! Twenty-two wineriesthroughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will beshowcasing the 2009 vintage straight from thebarrels, ampling new releases, and offeringaward-winning wines paired with scrumptiousfood prepared by local chefs and restaurants.Meet winemakers, mingle with wine lovers incaves and on crush pads, peruse art from localartists while listening to live music, tour wineriesand vineyards, and enjoy a wonderful winecountry weekend. Most importantly – this eventoffers guests the chance to take an advance look atwhat the 2009 vintage is going to be like in bottle!“This year marks our 20th year and we are so excited to be teamingup with local chefs and restaurants to create a truly special weekend ofdelicous foods paired with the amazing variety of wines produced in ourvalley.” Said Executive Director Josie Gay. “We invite wine lovers out tocelebrate the bounty of Sonoma Valley! Twentytwowineries are participating this year and theyare throwing open their cellar doors for thisauthentic wine country experience.”Admission is $55 for a Weekend Pass,which includes a souvenir wine glass andaccess to event tastings at all participatingwineries. Advance ticket purchase is recommendedas this is a sell-out event. Tickets anddetailed information may be obtained onlineat www.heartofsonomavalley.com or bycalling1-866-794-9463.Participating WineriesAudelssa Estate Winery, Benziger FamilyWinery, Chateau St. Jean, Deerfield RanchWinery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, FamilyWineries of Kenwood, Imagery Estate Winery,Kenwood Vineyards, Kunde Family Estate, Landmark Vineyards, LedsonWinery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo FamilyWinery, Muscardini Cellars, Paradise Ridge Winery, St. Francis Winery, TyCaton Vineyards, VJB Vineyards & Cellars, Valley of the Moon Wineryand Wellington Vineyards.56 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEYTOSANTA ROSAOAKMONT DRCORRICKLEDSONLOS AMOS RDAdler FelsLNPYTHIAN RDST. FRANCISTOSANTA ROSAMatanzasCreekSable RidgeBENNETT VALLEY RD.MacLeodPARADISE RIDGEVJB CELLARSTy Caton & Muscardini, EnkiduSL Cellars, Spann,David NoyesLAWNDALEBlackstoneMayo Reserve RoomFamily WineriesLandmarkVineyardCHATEAU STKAZ. JEAN RDKENWOOD WINERY RDADOBE CANYON RD.CHATEAU ST. JEANKenwoodSugarloafState ParkJack LondonState ParkPavo WinesBENZIGER FAMILYWINERYLONDON RANCH RD.ERIC ROSSRobert HunterDRIVEDEERFIELD RANCHWARM SPRINGS RDValley of the MoonLOXTONWellington WineryWARM SPRINGS RDMADRONEAGUA CALIENTE ROADDUNBABR COHNR ROAD12Mayo FamilyWineryAudelssaEstateLittle VineyardsKundeTRINITYIMAGERYRDARROWOODBucklin OldHill RanchCAVEDALEPetroniVineyardsPaint Horse Winerywww.WineCountryThisWeek.comMOON MTNKENWOOD &GLEN ELLENW I N E R I E SMoon MountainVineyardTONAPA VALLEY57


M E N D O C I N O / L A K EWelcome toCounties11MendocinoRidge128Claudia Springs WineryHusch VineyardsLonder VineyardsBrutocao CellarsPhiloGoldeneye VineyardsAndersonValleyEsterlina VineyardsHandley CellarsRoeder EstateLazy Creek VineyardsStandish Wine CompanyGreenwood RidgeNavarro VineyardsToulouse VineyardsBoonville128Meyer FamilyCellars★ Wine Country This Week Preferred◆ Open to the public◆ Open by appointment onlyCheck the listings in the back forhours, address and phone number.Wineries not open to the public are not represented.For corrections, deletions, additions, fax (707) 938-3674or email info@winecountrythisweek.comSCHARFFENBERGER CELLARSPhilips Hill EstatesBreggo CellarsLonderZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAMFoursight WinesYorkvilleHighlandsYorkvilleMaple Creek Winery128253101101UkiahMendocinoBenmoreHopland ValleyMcDowell ValleyYorkville Cellars Jeriko EstatesBrutocao CellarsMcDowell Valley VineyardsDuncan PeakPendleton EstateNelson Family WineryJAXON KEYSTOPELMilano FamilyWineryLe Vin WineryRedwoodValleyParducci, Hidden CellarsSketchbook, ZingaroGermain-Robin DistilleryPhilo Ridge VineyardsWhaler VineyardsGraziano Family of WinesMcFaddenMcNab RidgeWeibel WineryCloverdaleWattle Creek WineryAsti175Frey VineyardsOsterBarra of MendocinoSilversmith VineyardsElizabeth VineyardsLolonis WineryFife VineyardsLakeMendocinoDunnewoodVineyardsChiarito VineyardsPotterValley20ZoomLake County Wine StudioLakeportFinley17529ClearLakeSteele WineryEdenCrestM. Konocti GrowersWildhurst Vineyards Kelseyville Wine Co.Rosa D’Oro Vineyards /DusinberreSol RougeMoore FamilyShed HornCellarsRedHillsUpperLake20KelseyvilleTulip Hill WineryCeago VinegardenCougar’s Leap Gregory Graham29Ployez WineryBrassfield Estate WineryMonte LagoVineyardsHigh ValleyShannon Ridge WineryHigh ValleyClear LakeVilla La BrentaLower LakeTerrill CellarsSix SigmaNoggle20Horne29MiddletownBUTTS CANYON RDGuenoc /Langtry EstateGuenocValley5829


For the fifth year, the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Associationwill present the International Alsace Varietals Festival – the only U.S.event to focus on the mostly dry, white wines from Alsace, France.The festival will be held February 20-21 and capitalizes on theincreasing popularity of varietals such as Riesling and Pinot Gris. The2010 International Alsace Varietals Festival will include a technicalconference, a grand tasting, a winemakers dinner and winery openhouses. Producers from around the world will pour Riesling, Gewurztraminer,Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Muscat during the celebration.The technical conference on Saturday morning will highlight pertinentissues in winemaking and grape growing, with an in-depth winetasting of one of the focus varieties.The Alsace Varietals Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon willshowcase aromatic white wines from producers in California, Oregon,Washington, Michigan, New Zealand, Alsace and several other statesand countries. Entertainment will be provided and food made by localpurveyors will illustrate the versatility of pairing Alsace-varietal winesto a wide array of cuisines. Participating wineries include: Anne AmieWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIESInternational Alsace Varietals Festival in BoonvilleVineyards, Arista, Banyan/The Hobo Wine Co., Breggo Cellars, BrandborgVineyard & Winery, Chateau Grand Traverse, Chateau Ste.Michelle, Chehalem, Claiborne & Churchill, Claudia Springs Winery,Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss, Domaines Schlumberger, EsterlinaVineyards, Foris Vineyards Winery, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards,Gundlach Bundschu, Handley Cellars, Husch Vineyards, Lazy CreekVineyards, Left Foot Charley, Londer Vineyards, McFadden Farm,Navarro Vineyards, Philo Ridge Vineyards, Robert Sinskey, SteeleWines, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Toulouse Vineyards, Tudor Wines,Zina Hyde Cunningham and Zin Valle Vineyards, among others.The winemakers dinner at the Boonville Hotel on Saturday eveningwill focus on Alsace-style wines (including Pinot Noir) produced byparticipating wineries. The gourmet, sit-down meal will be preparedby chef/owner Johnny Schmitt.On Sunday, local wineries will hostopen houses that include seminars, food and wine pairings, vineyardtours and more.A detailed schedule and additional information can be found atwww.avwines.com, e-mail info@avwines.com or call (707) 895-WINE.Redwood Valley Wineries – A Day of Wine, Spirits & ChocolateFor nineteen years, the wine and spirit makers of Redwood Valleyhave joined together in a renowned coalition, “A Taste of RedwoodValley,” to host wine-tasting festivals. This season the group willdebut a new event, “In Love with Redwood Valley – a Day of Wine,Spirits, and Chocolate,” on Saturday, February 13, from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. Professional chocolatiers will be on hand to fine-tune pairingsof designer chocolates with Redwood Valley’s rich, complex Zinfandels,Cabernet Sauvignons, Petite Sirahs and Syrahs – the perfectcomplements to chocolate. Ports, liqueurs and Germain-Robinbrandy will seal the valley’s claim on your heart and palate. Thefestival has been listed as an “Esteemed Wine and Chocolate Event”in Via Magazine.Towers of dark chocolate filled with Limoncello, crème brulee andcafé mocha will be presented by Chef Margaret Fox of Harvest Marketand paired with 2005 Petite Sirah port. Yum! Matt Samuelson, headchef and chocolatier at Living Light Culinary Art Institute, will serveGolden Bean’s scrumptious organic and fair trade chocolates fromEcuador, while Katherine Stengold of Cakes will dish up hand-madetruffles and chocolate-dipped macaroons. Belgian chocolates,including napolitans, orangettes and dark chocolates, by Leonidas,and hand-crafted favorites from Mendocino Chocolate Company willalso be offered for tasting as well as packaged beautifully for sale.Guests will pay $15 for admission to all the wineries and thedistillery as well as an embossed wine glass. Redwood Valley, justnorth of Ukiah (exit 557, West Road), is a beautiful two-hour drivefrom both the San Francisco Bay Area and I-5. For directions orlodging ideas, go to www.atasteofredwoodvalley.com. You may alsocall 1-800-760-3739 or (707) 485-0322. The wineries participatingin the event include: Barra of Mendocino, Cole Bailey, Frey Vineyards,www.WineCountryThisWeek.comGraziano Family of Wines, Lolonis Winery, Giuseppe Wines, OsterWine Cellars and Silversmith Vineyards. The distillery is Germain-Robin/Craft Distillers.59


MAIN ST SANTA RITA ROADKITTY HAWK RDLIVERMORE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKLivermore Valley Winegrowers Host SecondAnnual Barrel Tasting Weekend, March 20-21More than 25 Livermore Valley wineries will participate in theregion’s second annual Barrel Tasting Weekend by offeringsamples of wines still in development – direct from their barrels.Guests with special event wristbands and official tasting glasseswill receive at least one barrel sample at each participatingwinery. Many winemakers will be present to personally pour anddiscuss their young wines and offer delicious pairings withgourmet appetizers, artisan cheeses, chocolate and nuts.Barrel tasting provides wine enthusiasts of all experience levelswith a fun “snapshot” of how wine evolves – from grape to glass.Guests will have the opportunity to pre-purchase some of thewines now, before they are bottled and released to the public (apractice known as buying “futures”).This special event will take place on Saturday, March 20 andSunday, March 21, from noon to 4:30 p.m. each day at participatingLivermore Valley wineries. Locations will be announcedon www.LVwine.org in February.Ticket prices are $25 per person when purchased online atwww.LVwine.org by March 19 and $30 per person at any participatingwinery during the event. Price includes at least one barreltasting at each participating winery, one official tasting glass andan event map. For more information, visit www.LVwine.org orcall (925) 447-WINE (9463)Livermore Valley’s Barrel Tasting Weekend is sponsored by theLivermore Valley Winegrowers Association, a 501 c(6) organizationwhich supports the wineries, growers, and members in theLivermore Valley American Viticultural Area though educationaland marketing programs.TOSAN FRANCISCOTOSACRAMENTOPALOMARES ROADDublinTRI-VALLEYCONVENTION & VISITORSBUREAUChouinard VineyardsWestover Winery &Palomares Vineyards84PleasantonNILESSunolCANYONROADKILKARE RD.580LittleValleyMAIN680VALLEY AVEBERNAL AVE.EllistonVineyardsMitchell Katz84Ruby HillVALTO SAN JOSE,SALINAS &MONTEREY/CARMELVINEYARDAVE.KALTHOBig White HouseRetzlaffThomas CoyneLongevityWinesISABEL AVELECI TOSFenestraWineryRDFF COMMHOLMES ST.L St.Thomas CoyneWineryTenutaVineyardsPORTOLA AVE.ARROYOFIRST STREETS. LIVERMORE580TOSIERRA FOOTHILLSBlacksmith SquareEAST AVE.Cuda RidgePage MillLivermoreRetzlaff& RyhanConcannon Occasio Cedar MountainStony Ridge & Rios-Crooked VineLovellTESLA ROADSinging Winemaker,Deer Rodrigue Ryhan &TamasRidge Molyneaux Marr Cellars at Steven KentTesla Vintners LaRochelleEstate Wente VineyardsVineyardsLivermore Valley Cellars EckertWETMORE RD EstateMurietta’sWineryWellONVASCO ROADMINESGREENVILLE ROADGARREWood Family Vineyards*CEDAR MTN. RDBent Creek WineryWhite Crane Wineryel SolLUPIN ROADPurpleOrchidInnBodegasAguirreCROSS ROADEagle RidgeMcGrail VineyardsRed FeatherWineryBig White House WineryWente VineyardsRestaurantVisitors Centerand Golf Course Charles R.★ Wine Country This Week Preferred◆ Open to the public◆ Open by appointment onlyCheck the listings in the back forhours, address and phone number.VineyardsLesChênesVICTORIA60 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


DUSTINGUILD AVEALPINECHERRYWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LODIPELTIER ROADCentury OakTo McConnell EstatesPeirano EstateVineyardsPELTIER ROADMacchiaTURNER ROAD5WOODBRIDGE ROADWoodbridgeE2 FamilyWinery5SpenkerWineryDE VRIES ROAD12WESTMichael~DavidVineyardThe LucasWineryJessie’sGrove WineryAbundanceVineyardsSARGENTRipkenVineyardsDAVIS ROADWoodbridgeUncorkedWINE &VISITORSCENTERKETTLEMAN LANEVanRuitenFamily WineryJ10LOWER SACRAMENTO RDBorraWineryWEST LANEACAMPO ROADWOODBRIDGE RDJewel WinesLODILAKEHUTCHINS STTURNER ROADLodi12WESTGrands AmisCellar DoorLODI AVEMokelumne River WinerySCHOOL STE. ARMSTRONG RDWOODBRIDGE BYROBERT MONDAVIm2 Wines99CasCandePitto Wines9912EASTSt. AmantSiqueiraWine Co.BergholdWineryVICTOROak RidgeWineryVinoKETTLEMAN LANECon Briod’ArtHARNEY LANE WinesHarney LaneWineryWOODBRIDGE RDHeritage OaksTRETHEWAYvMvVineyardsLOCKE ROAD1288ELLIOTT ROADVino PiazzaOmegaHarmony WynelandsCrystalValleyCellarsLockeford88Chocoholics(wine tasting)• Boitano Family• Olde Lockeford• Pasos Vineyards• Stama Winery• Watts FamilyL O D IA R E AW I N E R I E SStockton4CHARTER WAY994Gnekow Family WineryGAWNE ROADFRENCH CAMP ROADDelicato VineyardsWine & Chocolate WeekendFebruary 13 & 14thMake your plans now! Spend Valentine’s Day weekend, February13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lodi Wine Country sipping delicious,handcrafted wines during the 13th annual Wine & Chocolateextravaganza event! Taste delicious Lodi wines and decadent chocolatesfrom 40 wineries in the Lodi Appellation. Be the lucky one tounwrap the “Golden Ticket” at any participating winery and win aWine Country Getaway or one of more than 100 other prizes.Immerse yourself in romantic indulgences!Lodi appellation wineries will please your palates, pairing handcraftedwines with an assortment of chocolate treats. Enjoy in wineryactivities, including barrel tasting, new releases, wine and food pairings,special events and live music throughout the weekend. Meet thelocal vintners and growers as they share the wine and hospitality thatmakes Lodi Wine Country one of California’s finest wine regions!Tickets are $35 in advance throughthe website atwww.lodiwineandchocolate.com or by calling the Lodi Wine &Visitor Center (209) 365-0621, and are $45 the days of the event atany participating winery location. Price includes a commemorativechocolate bar, tasting glass and entry to all participating wineries.Upon ticket redemption at a participating winery, open your chocolatebar and see if you are a winner!www.WineCountryThisWeek.com61


CoalingaWelcome toMONTEREY BAY AREALa Nebbia TO S.F.DomenicoLa HondaWoodsideKings Menlo84 Mountain ParkChaine d’OrWoodsideMichaelThomasMartellaFogartyTOHALF MOONBAY1SKYLINEBLVD.35BONNY DOONPAGE MILL RD.BoulderCreekSan FranciscoBayMountain 101 MilpitasView280880Sunnyvale680SantaClaraCupertinoRidge SaratogaNaumannPicchetti9TOS.F.COOPER-GARRODSavannah-ChanelleMountain WineryCinnabarJOSESOQUEL SANSOQUEL DR.J. LohrMcKEANRD.SANElkhorn SloughJUANRD.MONTEREYHallcrest Heart o’ the Mountain Vine HillOrganic Wine Works Roudon-SmithG8Felton BruzzoneClos TitaSoquelPOETIC17BeauregardCELLARSHUNTER HILLWindy FernwoodOscalisNicholson Oaks CellarsBargetto Pleasant ValleySanta Cruz Soquel Aptos CreekNatal Monte VerdeStorrsAlfaro FamilySycamore CreekVinocruzEquinoxCapitolaVineyardsJason-StephensBonny Doon Beauregard Cava Aptos MARTIN RANCHPelican RanchArmida Wine BarHecker PassSanta Cruz MountainSilver Mountain1Sones CellarsTrout GulchWatsonvilleMonterey Bay8584Pinder17FLEMINGJENKINSAhlgren David BlackBruce RidgeTestarossaBig Basin MuccigrossoLos GatosByington Zayante RegaleDownhillMoss LandingCastrovilleTOLIVERMOREVALLEYSan Jose15685BURRELL SCHOOLLOMA PRIETASilver MountainSanta Cruz Mtns.MT. HERMONMAINE LAKE AVEUVAS RD.G11FortinoHECKER PASS RDRDMorganHillSanMartinClos LaChanceKirigin129GuglielmoMorgan Hills CellarsSolis101152 SARAH’SVINEYARDRiver RunI n c l u d i n g MONTEREY • CARMEL • CARMEL VALLEY • HOLLISTERSANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS • SALINAS • SANTA CLARA • LOS GATOSWATSONVILLESANTA TERESA156CreekviewSatori CellarsThomas KruseCasa de FrutaGilroyRapazzini25San JuanBautistaSAN JUAN CANYONBOLSA RD.UNION RDSAN FELIPE RD.SHORE RD.156FAIRVIEW RDHollisterLeal EstateTravelling from MontereyTRAVEL TIMETO MILES (Average) (Peak)Sonoma County 170 3 hrs 3-1/2 hrsSanta Cruz 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrsSan Francisco 113 2 hrs 2-1/2 hrsPaso Robles 116 2 hrs 2-1/4 hrsSanta Barbara 238 4 hrs 4-1/2 hrsTravelling from Santa CruzTRAVEL TIMETO MILES TO (Average) (Peak)SACRAMENTOMonterey 42 45 min 1-1/4 hrs5San Francisco 73 1-1/4 hrs 1-3/4 hrsPaso Robles 136 2-1/4 hrs 2-3/4 hrsP a c i f i c O c e a nP a c i f i c O c e a nCIENEGA RDDeRose Tres Pinos101Pietra SantaCalera Wine Co. Donati Family VineyardEnz FlintLIMEKILNSummerayneNationalPaicinesBargettoSteinbeckSalinasA Taste of Monterey ScheidCenterWine from the HeartBaywood25PacificCellarsFigge CellarsA TastePebbleof MontereyGrove BeachCima CollinaChateau Sinnet68MarilynGalante Vineyards VENTANA/MEADOR ESTATERemarkCarmelWinesMonterey101Taste MorganBoëtè(Valley Hills)PinnaclesRancho CellarsNationalChateau Carmel ValleyPessagnoBlackstoneMonumentJulien G16 Heller EstateManzoniJouillian Vineyards Talbott VineyardBoekenoogen Joyce Vineyards/Chateau Christina GonzalesBig Sur Georis Otter CoveBernardusBoekenoogenSoledadChateau SinnetChalone1ParsonageWrath (formerly San Saba)HAHN ESTATE/SMITH & HOOK 146Paraiso VineyardsVentanaTO SAN LUIS OBISPOGreenfieldANDSANTA BARBARAScheidCOUNTYHearst Castle62Los Laureles GradeCARMELSan SimeonCAC H AGUA RD.CambriaVALLEY RD.TASSARAJA RDRIVER RD.ARROYO SECOFOOTHILL RD.King CityRD.HobsonTO SAN LUIS OBISPO ANDSANTA BARBARA COUNTY★ Wine Country This Week Preferred◆ Open to the public◆ Limited hours, call first◆ Open by appointment onlyCheck the listings in the back forhours, address and phone number.www.WineCountryThisWeek.com525


Pinot Noir lovers will savor the flavors and explore the magic of theSanta Cruz Mountains at the sixth annual Pinot Paradise festivalMarch 27-28, 2010.Pinot Noirs from the Santa Cruz Mountains represent the diversityof micro-climates and dramatic mountain terrain that define the region.The marine influence and distinctive soils create intensely concentratedfruit that yields some of the most complex and age-worthy Pinot Noirin the world. There are six sub-regions in this winegrowing appellation,each bearing their own characteristics in their wine.Sunday, March 28, features a Technical Session in the morningfrom 9 a.m. until noon, and the Grand Cruz Tasting in the afternoonfrom 2 to 5 p.m., both at the Villa Ragusa in Old Town Campbell. TheGrand Cruz Tasting will showcase more than 60 Pinot Noirs pairedwith gourmet hors d’oeuvres from some of the region’s best restaurants.A special V.I.P. Package will offer a private, pre-event tasting andguided “tour” in small groups at 1 p.m. prior to the Grand CruzTasting. Participants will meet with select winemakers, taste theirWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTSanta Cruz Mountains Wineries Pour atthe 6th Annual ‘Pinot Paradise’ Festivalwines and learn in detail about the Santa Cruz Mountains and thedistinct flavor profiles of its sub-regions. Tickets for the Grand CruzTasting are $55 in advance, $65 at the door; $75 with the V.I.P.Package.The morning’s Technical Session explores the influence of differentyeasts on the flavors and development of Pinot Noir, both in the vineyardand in the winery, in a program entitled “Yeast Gone Wild, Onlyin the Santa Cruz Mountains.” Tickets are $55 and reservations arerequired.Saturday, March 27, Pathway to Pinot Paradise offers a self-guidedtour of the region’s Pinot-producing wineries. Barrel tasting, librarywines and special offerings by participating wineries will be available.Visitors can enjoy exploring the incredible mountain terrain andcoastal roads as they discover the delightful world of the Santa CruzMountains. Tickets are $25.Tickets and more information are available from the SCMWA at(831) 685-8463, www.scmwa.com or via email at info@scmwa.com.Rain Forest Weekends Now at Roaring Camp RailroadLearn about California’s own rain forest … its forests of coastalredwoods. Roaring Camp is offering weekend excursions of the RainForest by rail through March 28.Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just a few miles from theocean, the forest flourishes in moderate temperatures and a year-roundwater supply provided by frequent Pacific systems and dense fog.Roaring Camp CEO Georgiana Clark says, “In winter, California’srain forest is most dramatic. Storms whip branches; foliage glistens;and the air is filled with the aroma of California bay laurel and tanbarkoak.”Trains operate Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. throughMarch 28th. Tickets are $21.50 adult, $15.50 child (3-12 years).Parking is $8. Roaring Camp is in Felton, six miles north of SantaCruz. Exit State Route 17 at Mt. Hermon Road, left at Graham HillRoad, then 1/2 mile to the entrance. For information, call (831) 335-4484 or visit www.roaringcamp.com.Visit Our Tasting RoomOpen Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 6pm45 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030(408) 358-4949 • flemingjenkins.comSpecial events for groups up to 40www.WineCountryThisWeek.com63


MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKElegant Dinner, Fine Wine, Devine Location atthe16th Annual Ultimate Winemakers DinnerShadowbrook Restaurant is hosting an elegant dinner completewith your own personal winemaker, at the 16th annual UltimateWinemakers Dinner on Tuesday, February 23. This is a rare opportunityto taste the fabulous wines of up to 25 Santa Cruz MountainsWinegrowers, and then be escorted to an intimate dinner. You willenjoy the outstanding ambiance, cuisine and service of the ShadowbrookRestaurant, which is closed to the general public and openexclusively for the guests of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers.You will arrive one half hour before your seating time to enjoy winetasting and a silent auction in the restaurant’s stunning Rock RoomLounge. In the dining room, you will be joined by one of the localvintners who will share their wines with dinner. The chef of ShadowbrookRestaurant will design a special five course menu to accompanythe wines selected for the evening.A great gift idea for anyone in your family or circle of friends!Tickets are $105 per person (for gourmet meal, wine, tax andgratuity) Reservations are required. Sorry, the fee is not refundableafter February 16, 2010. If you should need to cancel after that date,please ask a friend to take your place. For questions and reservationsregarding the Ultimate Winemakers Dinner, call (831) 685-VINE(8463) or visit www.scmwa.com.Winemaker WednesdaysIn an effort to promote wines produced in the Santa Cruz Mountains,Capitola’s landmark Shadowbrook Restaurant is offering WinemakerWednesdays, featuring half-price wines from the appellationnow through May.Each week Shadowbrook will be featuring two to four wines froma Santa Cruz Mountains winery, offered by the bottle or glass. Wednesdays,beginning at 5 p.m. a representative of that week’s winery willoffer tastings and information from a table set up in the restaurant’sRockroom Lounge.That night all wines from the week’s winery, whether ordered in thebar or dining room, by the glass or bottle, will be 50 percent off theregular price. Featured wines will also be available in flights (about 2.5oz, also half-price), accompanied by complimentary appetizer.“This is a great way to promote the growing number of fine winesbeing produced in the area,” said Shadowbrook owner Ted Burke.“With 73 wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, it’s impossiblefor us to stock them all permanently. This promotion will givewineries and winemakers an opportunity to reach a larger audience andgain new followers, while providing Shadowbrook’s patrons withquality local wines, many of which are medal winners in state, nationaland international competitions. I also believe locals will find it awelcome alternative to the typical $125-per-person winemaker dinner.”The promotion is being done in concert with the Santa Cruz MountainsWinegrowers Association, and Burke said interest from winerieshas been strong and enthusiastic. To ensure that customers get the bestpossible information, wineries are required to have their Wednesdaytable staffed by the owner, winemakeror an equally informedindividual. They are also asked toprovide informational materials sothe Shadowbrook wait staff can beknowledgeable about the wines.For additional information onthe schedule, call (831) 685-VINE(8463) or visit www.scmwa.com.64 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COASTSolis Winery Wins at SF Chronicle Wine CompetitionIf the first week of 2010 is any indication, then it’s going to be astellar year for Solis Winery. It started off the new year with a bang,collecting three major awards at the 2010 San Francisco ChronicleWine Competition, the largest American wine contest in the world.The Santa Clara Valley winery was honored with gold medals forits 2008 Muscat Canelli, Estate ($12), as well as its 2009 Fiano, Estate($18). Solis’ 2006 Merlot, Estate ($24) also stood out among thousandsof entries, earning a silver medal.“Receiving three top awards at such a reputable world competitionis the perfect way to kick off our New Year,” said owner VicVanni. “I am especially proud that the varietals recognized are allestate wines, which are tremendously significant to our family traditionof growing and producing grapes. These honors truly inspire usto continue our practice of producing outstanding wine.”Professional judging for the 2010 San Francisco ChronicleWine Competition took place at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgroundsin Sonoma County over five days, concluding on January 8. Apanel of 63 professional wine experts, representing media, education,winemaking, retail, restaurant and hospitality industriesthroughout the United States, tasted and evaluated a world-recordbreaking 4,913 entries from across the country. Wine lovers willhave the opportunity to taste Solis Winery’s acclaimed wines at theSan Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting, to beheld on February 20 at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion inSan Francisco. For more information on the competition, visitwww.winejudging.com.Solis Winery’s award-winning wines are available locally. Guestsare encouraged to sample them by personally visiting the winery’stasting room, located at 3920 Hecker Pass in Gilroy. To learn more,visit www.soliswinery.com.TO SAN JOSETO MONTEREY68Taste of MontereyMAIN STREETSalinas101Joyce VineyardsChateau ChristinaRIVER ROADPessagnoRIVER ROADMarilyn RemarkGONZALES RIVER RDGonzalesALTA STBlackstoneSALINASSan Saba VineyardsFOOTHILL RDParaiso SpringsVineyardsHAHNESTATESSMITH& HOOKVINEYARDS(PAVED ROAD)FORT ROMIEMISSIONParaisoVineyardsCOLONYFORT ROMIE ROADPARAISOSPRINGS RDG17VentanaLOS COCHESARROYO SECO RDFRONT STSoledadEAST STMETZ ROAD146ChaloneVineyardG16ARROYO SECOWALNUT101GreenfieldScheidVineyardsHOBSON AVETOSAN LUISOBISPOKing Citywww.WineCountryThisWeek.com65


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSNAPA VALLEYA Dozen Vintners – 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 Open daily 10-5Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675Open by appointment onlyAhnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Daily 10-6, Tuesdays 11-8Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071Open by appointment onlyAlpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460Amuse Bouche Winery – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814Anderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 888 460-8463 Open daily 10-5Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational ProgramsARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334 Open daily 10-4Wine 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 10-3Arns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429Open by appointment onlyARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Open daily 10-4:30Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsAtalon – 3299 Bennett Lane, Calistoga; 1-800-224-4090 Open daily 11-5August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Open daily, 10:30-4:30Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 Sun-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10 to 9BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261 Open daily 10-4Gift Items, Children & Pets OKBallentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Open daily 10-5Barlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyBeaulieu Vineyards – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Open daily 10-5Behrens & 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 – 2000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-4412 Open daily 10-5 Oct-Apr, May-Sep 10-6Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866Open 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 Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Open daily 10:30-4Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366Boyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353Bremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5411Brown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2453Buehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155ACACIA VINEYARD – 2750 Las Amigas Road, NapaExplore Wine Country less traveled and experience the beauty of Acacia.Situated on a country lane with spectacular views of San Pablo Bay,Acacia is dedicated to producing award-winning, vineyard designate Pinot Noirand Chardonnay from some of the oldest vines in Carneros.Open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free)Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-MidnightOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyDaily 10-5 by appointmentLimited, by appointment only, closed SundaysOpen by appointment onlyBurgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4766Cade Winery – 360 Howell Mountain Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. Helena; 707 963-7181Cain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222Calafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114Open by appointment onlyOpen daily 10am-4pmOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyCaldwell – 169 Kruzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Thu-Mon 10-5CALISTOGA CELLARS – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-7422Su, Mo, We, Th, 12-5pm Fri-Sa 12-6pmGifts, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsClosed TuCALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6Cardinale – 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 Mon-Sat 10-5Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointmentsCASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Open daily 9:30-6Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommendedCaymus Vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010Open daily by appointmentCeja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Open daily 12-6, Th-Sat 12-10Chappellet 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 10:30-5Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472Open by appointment onlyOpen 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 10-5Clare Luce Abbey – 2893 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-7431Open by appointment onlyCliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Open daily 10-4CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food PairingsClos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Open daily 10:30-4:30Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-9100 Open Sat 10-4, Sun-Fri 11-4Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707Corison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826Open by appointment onlyOpen daily 10-5 by appointmentCornerstone Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 948-6512 Daily 10-6Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 Open daily 10-5:30Crane Family Winery – 1051 Borrette Lane, Napa; 707 259-0175Open by appointment onlyCuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Open daily 10-5Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Open daily 10-5Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 Open daily 10:30- 5David Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190David Fulton – 825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-0719Del Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134Del Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134Delectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen Mon-Fri by appointmentdi Rosa Preserve – 5200 Carneros Hwy 121, Napa; 707 226-5991 Open Tu-Fr 9:30-3Diamond Oaks – 1595 Oakville Grade, Oakville; 707 948-3000 Open daily 10-4:30Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189Open by appointment onlyDOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101 Open daily 10-6Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or moreDomaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Open daily 10-567


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDominari – 210 Camino Oruga, Napa; 707 226-1600Open by appointment onlyDuckhorn 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 10-4:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Cave Tours, Food PairingsEagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 Open daily 9-4Ehlers Estate – 3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-5972 Open daily 10-4Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Open daily 10-6Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504Open by appointment onlyElyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Open by appointment only 10-5Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Open daily 10-4:30Etude Winery – 1250 Cuttings Wharf Rd, Napa; 707 257-5300Failla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530Open by appointment onlyOpen 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-Park – 2222 N. Third Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489 Open daily 10-4Fleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Open daily 10-4Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Open daily 10-5Children & Pets OK, Picnic AreaFlora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723Open by appointment onlyFlying Horse – 2825 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 965-1600Open by appointment onlyFOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKFOLIO ENOTECA – 610 First Street #10, Napa; 707 256-3700 Open Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 11-7Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcome ; Call ahead for Food Pairings Tue 11-8, Sat 8-6, Sun 11-5FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Thu-Tue 10-4:30Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food PairingsFontanella Family – 1721 Patrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Open daily 10-4Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big Rock Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3900Open by appointment onlyFranciscan Vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 Open daily 10-5FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Picnic AreaFrazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444Open by appointmentFREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Open Daily 10-5Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery ToursFrog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704Gargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770Girard Winery – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297; Open daily 10-6Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyWinery by appointment onlyOpen daily by appointmentGolden State Vintners – 401 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena; 707 963-2335 Daily 10-5Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Open daily 10-4Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-4437 Open by appointment only 10-5GRGICH 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; 707 944-0290Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen 11-6 Sun-Wed; 11-8 Thu-SatHAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781 Open daily 10-4Gift 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 10-5:15Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760Open by appointmentHartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Open Wed-Sun 11-4Havens Wine Cellars – 2055 Hoffman Lane, Yountville; 707 261-2000 Open daily 10-4:30Heitz Cellars – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Open daily 11-4:30Helena View Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956Hendry – 3104 Redwood Dr, Napa; 707 226-8320Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyHess Collection – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144 Open daily 10-5:30Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-6Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Open daily by appointment 10-4Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10-6Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Open daily by appointment only 11-4J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Limited tours and tastings by appointment onlyJames Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905James Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyJESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Open daily 10-6Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pmJOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointmentBy appointmentLast tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Open daily by appointment 10-4Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children WelcomedJuslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners)Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9750Ladera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445Winery open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen 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 by appointment only 10-4Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Open daily 10-5Long 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 PairingsMadonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Open daily 10-5Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Open daily 10-4MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-6Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsMario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Sun 10-5Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 10-5Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186LUNA VINEYARDSThe first winery on the left heading north on the Silverado Trail. Enjoy thesalon-like atmosphere of this beautiful tasting room where you can sampleLuna Vineyards’ highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio andother varietals at the magnificent tasting bar. Private tours, along with tastingsin their gorgeous private reserve room, by appointment only.Open daily 10-5, 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474Open by appointmentOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyMason Cellars – Tasted at Oxbow, Napa 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30MERRYVALE 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 Pairings68 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSMidsummer Cellars– 771 Sage Canyon Rd, Rutherford; 707 225-4367www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen by appointment onlyMi Sueno– tasted at Vintner’s Collective, 1245 Main St., Napa; 707 258-6358 Open daily 11-6Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Open daily 10-5:30Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 Open daily 11-5MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394Open by appointment 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 PairingsMorey Cellars – Napa Call for information; 707 226-2348Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295Open by appointmentMount Veeder Winery – Poured at Franciscan: 1178 Galleron, Rutherford; 707 967-3830 Open daily 10-5MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine ToursNAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565 Open daily 10-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OKNapa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011Open by appointmentNapa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710 Open daily 10-4:30Neal 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; 707 963-8840Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentWeekends 10-5, weekdays by appointmentNickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600 Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2O’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707-944-9665Open by appointmentOlabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open Mon-Sun 11-6OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Daily 10-5Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Open daily by appointment 10-4Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4Page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339Daily 10-6 (Closed Tuesdays)Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587 Open daily by appointment 9-5Paloma 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 appointmentOpen by appointment Fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 SunOpen 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 10-6Pheonix – Poured at Vintners Collective: 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Open daily 11-6Pina Cellars – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328 Open daily by appointment 10-4Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 Open daily 10:30-4:30PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Open daily 10-4Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246Open Thurs-Sun 11-5 or by apptPRAGER 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 10:30-5:30Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601$45 fee includes a vineyard and winery tour, tasting of two vintages and a small food pairingQuixote – 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 ToursRedmon Family – 1185 Starr Ave, St. Helena; 707 968-9252Open by appointmentRegusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Open daily 10-5Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentReynolds Family – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Open daily 10-4:30Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661Robert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555Robert Craig Wine Cellars – 880 Vallejo St, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointment Mon-SatOpen by appointmentRobert Mondavi – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5Robert Pepi – 7585 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2807 Open daily 11-4Robert 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; 1-877-963-9364 Open daily 10-5Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Open daily 10-5Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577 Open Tues-Sat 10-5Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025Open by appointmentRustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353 Open daily 10-4Rutherford 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; 707 963-5251 Open daily 10-4:30Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Open daily by appointment 10-4Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592Open Mon-Fri by appointmentSalvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105 Open daily 10-4Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889Open by appointmentSawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 Open daily 10-4School House Vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240Open by appointmentSchramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Open daily 10-4Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882Open by appointmentScott Harvey – Poured at Salinas: 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 968-9575 Open 10-4Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339Open by appointmentSEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. Helena Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 944-2945 Open daily 10:30-5Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food PairingsShafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Nap; 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 10:30-4:30, Mon-Thu by appointmentOpen by appointment onlySilo’s Jazz & Wine Bar – 530 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5833 Tues 4-7, Wed-Thurs 4-10, Fri-Sat 4-12Silver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Open Mon-Sun 9-4Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Open daily 10-5Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569R A ZI WINERYNew tasting room in Napa Valley‘…taste our passion for wine in each style that we make.’Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirsSchedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm3108 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley • (707) 224-4299Open by appointment only69


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSilverado 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; 707 963-2283Spelletich 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 appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentST. CLEMENT VINEYARDS – 2867 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 800 331-8266 Open daily 10-5St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Su 10-5:30St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463Open by appointmentSt. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Open daily 10-5Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477Open by appointmentStag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Open daily 10-4:30Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272 Open daily 10:30-4:30STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344 Open daily 10-4:30Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OKStonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Open Wed-Sat 11-7Stony Hill Vineyard – Call ahead for appointment; 707 963-2636; St. Helena Open Mon-Fri 9-5Storybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646 Open daily 11-5SUMMERS/VILLA ANDRIANA – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508 Open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSummit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488Open by appointmentSUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSwanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500Open by appointmentTASTE AT OXBOW – 708 First Street, Napa/ 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-7Teachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340The Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707Tom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentTrahan 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 11-7Truchard – 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 appointmentTurnbull Wine Cellars – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-4Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 Open Mon-Sat 9-4Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864V Madrone – 3199 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573Wed-Mon 12-6, Tues by appt.Open by appointmentV. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Open daily 9-6Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave ToursVan Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130 Open daily 10-6Verismo Wines – 6795 Washington Street, Yountville; 707 944 WINE (9463) Open daily 10-6Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3816Open by appointmentVincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995 Open daily 10-4:30Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Open daily 10:30-4:30Vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292Open by appointmentVintners Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Open daily 11-6Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485Open by appointment onlyVon Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 Open by appointment 10:30-4:30WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-6Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsWermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 Open daily 11-5White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516Open by appointmentWHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 707 963-9454 Open daily 10-6Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting ToursWhitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707 942-0840William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310Open by appointment onlyOpen daily11-5WILLIAM HILL WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Open daily 10-5Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational ProgramsWINE 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 Daily 11-6Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046Work Vineyard – 3190 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-0251X Winery & Amius – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointmentOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen daily by appointment onlyZahtila 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 – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 688-1174Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen by appointment,ALDERBROOK 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 11-5Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Thur-Mon 11-4:30Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 Open daily 11-4:30ANABA WINES – 60 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Open daily 10:30-5:30Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmArchipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 Open daily 11-5ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsArrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Open daily 10-4:30Gift items, Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Winery Tours at 10:30 & 2:30ARTESA –1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children WelcomedArtiste Winery – 435 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-1920 Open daily 11-5:30Atascadero Creek – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Sat-Sun 11-5Audelssa Estate – 13647 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 933-8514 Open daily 11-5Balletto & Dutton-Goldfield – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-4Banyon – poured at Downtown Wine, 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thur-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:3070 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSBattaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen by appointment onlyBella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tram ToursBlackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Open daily 10-4:30Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Sat-Sun 12-5Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter)BR 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 PairingsBradford Mountain – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-4433Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt.Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1266 Open daily 10-5C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Open daily 11-5Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Open daily 11-4:30Carol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Open by appt. 11-4Cellar 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 10-5, Thur-Sat 10-8Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 800-838-4306Tours & tasting by appointment onlyChandelle Winery – 1395 Broadway at the Cellar Door in Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Open daily 11-6Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-9011 Mon-Thurs 11-3 Sat-Sun 11-4CHATEAU ST. JEAN – 8555 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-4134 Open daily 10-5Christie Vineyards – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Open daily 11-5Picnic AreaClarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210Open by appointment onlyOpen 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 10-4:30Collier 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 10:30-4:30Copain Wines – 7800 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-8822Corda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310D’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658Dark Horse – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt.Open by appointment only11-5 Summer, 11-4 winter; tours availableOpen daily 11am-6pmDashe Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30David Coffaro – 7485 Dry Creek Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-9715Open 11-4, Tours: Fridays by appt.David 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 11-5De La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711Fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Thu by apptDe Loach Vineyards – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 Open daily 10:30-5DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-2000 Open daily 10:30-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKDEERFIELD RANCH – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 Open daily 11-4Art Exhibits, ToursDehlinger – 4101 Vine Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378Deux Amis – 1960 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7945Tours & tastings by appointment, Fridays onlyOpen by appointment onlyDowntown Wine – 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Open daily 11-6, Tue 2-6Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Open daily 10:30-4:30Duchamp Estate – 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6665Open by appointment 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 & Balletto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-4Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100Ensuenos – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Eric K. James – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560Daily 11-6 (closed Tuesdays in Winter)Open daily 11am-6pmFriday-Sunday 12-5:30 or by appointmentERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525 Thu-Mon 11-5Also poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 Open daily 11-5F. Teldeschi – 3555 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma Hwy. 12; 707 833-4444Favero Vineyards – 3939 Lovall Valley Rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-Feb Closed Tu-WeOpen by appointment onlyFERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6700 Open daily 10-5Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine PairingsFERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD113 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2222 Fri-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 10-7Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Open daily 10-5Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Open daily 10-4:30Forchini – 5141 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8886 Fri-Sun 11-4Forth Vnyds – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Francis Ford Coppola300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Open daily 10-5Freestone Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Thur-Sun 11-5Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980 Sat-Sun 12-4:30FRITZ 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 PairingsGallo Family Vineyards – Tasting Room: 320 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2458 Open daily 10-6Gary 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– 200838 Burndale Road, Sonoma; 707 225-6801Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1645Open by appointment onlyOpen daily by appointmentGourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-Thu 11-7Grange Sonoma – (Tasting room for boutique wineries) Open daily 10-5Graton Ridge – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Sat-Sun 11-5Grey Stack – 4100 Grange Road, Santa Rosa; 707 228-1338Open by appointment onlyGrove Street – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Sat-Sun 12-5Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma Open daily 11-4:30Hanna 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 10:30-5Hauck Cellars – 223 Center St, Healdsbug; 707 473-9065Hawkes Wine – 6734 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295Open Thu-Mon 11:30-5:30, Fri & Sat til 7pmOpen daily 10-5, tours by appointment71


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKHawley Wines – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Haywood Winery – 18000 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 877 996-429972Open daily 11am-6pmOpen by appointment onlyHighway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Open daily 10:30-5:30Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by apptHomewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Open daily 10-4Hook and Ladder – 2027 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 546-5712 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 PairingsHouse Winery – 3100 Gravenstein Hwy. N, Sebastopol; 707 829-1101 Open daily 11:30-9IMAGERY ESTATE – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsInman Family – 5793 Skylane Blvd, Ste C, Windsor; 707 395-0689Iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507Fri & Sat 11-4 or by appt.Open daily 11-3:30, tours Mon-Fri by appt.J 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 11-5J 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 11-5Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250Open by appointment onlyJoseph Swan – 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 daily 11-4 by apptOpen 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 ToursKENDALL-JACKSON – 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 – 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 9-4:30Kunde – 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 10-5Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209Open by appointment onlyLandmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10:30-4:30Larson Family – (Cornerstone, tasting room for boutique wineries)23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707 933-3010 Open daily 10-5Larson Family – 23570 Highway 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 10-5Laurel Glen – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmLEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food PairingsLimerick 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 11-4:30Longboard Vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473Open daily 11-6 (closed Tue)LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Open daily 11-5Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery ToursLynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374MacLeod Family Vnyd – 740 Lawndale Road, Kenwood; 707 833-4312MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780Open daily 10-5, call for reservationsOpen 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; 707 996-4480Manzanita Creek – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052Sat 11-4:30, Mon-Fri by appointmentOpen by appointment onlyMarimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Open daily 11-4Martin Family – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545Open by appointment onlyMARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Open daily 11-5Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursMartinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 Open daily 10-5Matanzas 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 Winery – 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 10:30-6:30Gift items, Art Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsMayo Family– at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Thur-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 OKMeeker Vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Open daily 10:30-6Mercury Geyserville – 20120 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-9870Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by apptMerriam Vnyds – 11650 Los Amigos Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4032 Open daily 10-5Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050Open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommendedMichel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427 Open daily 11-5Mietz Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Open daily 10-5Moon Mountain – 1700 Moon Mountain Drive, Sonoma; 707 996-5870 Tue-Sat by appt only; tours 10:30, 2:30Moshin Vineyards – 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5499 Open daily 11-4:30Mounts Family – 3901 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 292-8148Mueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399Mulas Family – 23900 Ramal Road, Sonoma; 707 938-3134Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyLimited tours, call aheadMURPHY-GOODE – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Open daily 10:30-5:30Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6Nalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040Open Friday by appointment onlyNicholson 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 Mon-Sat 10-3Occidental Road Cellars – 707 874-9401Optima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222Call for tours & tastingOpen by appointment onlyOwl Ridge – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Sat-Sun 12-5Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148Open by appointment onlyPalmeri – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Sat 11:30-6, Sun-Wed 11:30-5:30Papapietro 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 – Kenwood Tasting Room, 8860 Sonoma Hwy; 707 282-9020Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKParmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020Open Fri-Mon 11-6, closed Tue, Wed, ThuOpen by appointment onlywww.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSPassalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Open daily 11-5Pastori Winery – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418www.WineCountryThisWeek.comOpen 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 by appointment Thur-Mon 10-4Pendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732Peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 No, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111Peterson – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311Portalupi – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyOpen daily 11am-6pmOpen 10-4 by appointmentOpen daily 11am-6pmPorter Creek – 8735 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6321 Open daily 10:30-4:30Preston Vineyards – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Open daily 11-4:30Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 Open daily 11-5RH – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmRamazzotti Wines – 22910 Walling Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3428 Open Mon-Sun 11-6Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900Open daily 11am-6pmRavenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Open daily 10-4:30Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4365 Open daily 11-5Remick Ridge – tasted at Adler Fels, 9575 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-6131 Open daily 11-5Richardson Winery – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6Ridge Vineyards – 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 Open daily 11-4River Road Vnyds – 5220 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130Open by appointment onlyRobert Hunter – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Open daily 10-4:30Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903Open by appointment onlyRoche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma Open daily 11-6Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305Thu-Mon 11-4, Tue-Wed by apptRocking Z – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Sat-Sun 12-5RODNEY 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 11-6Rosenblum Winery – 250 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1169 Open daily 10-5Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Thur-Sun 12-6Rued – 3863 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1569 Open daily 11-4:30Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser Rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 Open Thu-Mon 10-4Russian River Vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Open daily 11:30-4:30Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138Open by appointment onlySapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 Open by appointment or 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 OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsSbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992Open daily11-5SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Open daily 10-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic AreaSEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 Open daily 10-5Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets WelcomedSebastopol Vineyards – Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5Seghesio Winery – 14730 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Open daily 10–5Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Open daily 11-5:30Sharp –17560 Norrborn Road, Sonoma; 707 933-0556Sheldon – 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol; 707 829-8100Open by appointment onlyFri 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-4 or by apptSiduri Wines – 980 Airway Dr, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 942-7026Mon-Sat 9-5, tours by apptSimi Winery – 16275 Healsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-6981 Open daily 10-5SL Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Sojourn Cellars –141 E. Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753SONOMA-ENOTECA – 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200Open by appointment only11-6 Wed-Mon, Tue seasonalSonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Pealuma; 707 769-5203 Mon-Sat 12-5Spann – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5ST. 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; 707 538-8674 Open daily 9-5Staley – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30Stonestreet – 7111 Highway 128; 707 473-3333; Healdsburg Open daily 10-5Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Open daily 10:30-5Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda Rock Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7745Open by appointment onlySuncé Winery – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Open daily 10:30-5Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4Talty – 7127 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8438Most Saturdays 12-4 or by appt.Tandem – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5Teira Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Sat-Sun 12-5Terroirs Artisan Wines: Damskey & Co. –21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Open daily 11:30-5:30; Thu, Fri, Sat til 6Thomas 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 11-4Tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 Sat-Sun 11-4Toad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 Open daily 10:30-5:30TOPEL – Tasting Room in Healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 Open daily 11-7Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food PairingsTRENTADUE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Open daily 10-5Trione 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 10-5Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 10-6Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5590Open by appointment onlyValley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Open daily 10-4:30Viansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Open daily 10-5Wattle 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 Thur-Mon 11-5White Oak Vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-84291 Open daily 10-5Williamson – 134 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-1500 Open daily 11-7WILSON – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWoodenhead – 5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 887-2703 Open Thu-Sun 10:30-4:30Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8511VJB 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.comFri-Sat 11-4, Sun 1-4, weekdays & tours by appt.73


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKZichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open daily 11-4:30NORTH CENTRAL COASTAhlgren Vineyard – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 800 338-6071Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Road, Corralitos; 831 728-5172Aptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680Sat 12-4 or by appointmentSat 12-5 or by appointmentOpen by appointment onlyArmida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, Capitola; 831 462-1065 Open daily 11-6Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 Open daily 12-5Beauregard – 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-WINE Open daily 11-5Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointmentOpen daily 12-closeOpen by appointment onlyBURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Open Thu-Sun 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKByington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Open daily 11-5Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Open daily 11-4:30Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Open daily 9-6Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Wed-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10, Mon 4-10, Tue 4-12Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977Cinnabar – 23000 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-5858Open by appointment onlySpecial events and by appointment onlyClos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 800 ITS-WINE Open daily 11-5Clos Tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235Open by appointment onlyCOOPER-GARROD – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, ToursCreekview – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534By appointment 11-5 or 3rd weekend of the monthDavid Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointmentDomenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443By appointment onlyEquinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611Some Sat, call for appointmentFLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Tue-Sun 12-6Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Children WelcomeFlint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986Open by appointment onlyFortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10-5Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133Open by appointment onlyHecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 9-5HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294Sat-Sun 11-4 or by apptJ. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Open daily 10-5Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Open Daily Summer 12-6 , Winter 12-5Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 Open daily 10-5Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551Open 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; 408 353-2950MARTIN RANCH – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt12-4 third weekend of each monthOpen by appointment onlyMonte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938Open 3rd Sat-Sun or by appointmentMorgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pe dro 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; 408 867-7871Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentSpecial events & by appointmentOrganic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5Osocalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718Open by appointment onlyPage Mill Winery – 13686 Page Mill Road, Los Altos HIlls; 650 948-0958 Fri-Sun 12-5:30Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment onlyPelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478Sat 11-4, Sun by appointmentSummer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4, Winter by appointmentSat-Sun 12-5 or by apptRapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 Open daily 10-5Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500Sat-Sun 12-5:30 or by appointmentRidge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 Summer Sat-Sun 11-5, Winter Sat-Sun 11-4River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244Open by appointment onlySat 11-4:30 or by appointmentSanta Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5:30SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Open daily 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery ToursSatori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Open daily 11-5Silver Mountain – off Old San Jose-Soquel Rd Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278Sat 12-4 by appointmentSilver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Thu-Sun 12-5Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Open daily 12-5Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552 Fri-Sun 12-5Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Open daily 12-5Summerayne – Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638Open by appointment onlySycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Thu-Mon 12-5Testarossa Vineyards – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Open daily 11-5Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Tue-Sun 12 -5Trout Gulch – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789Open daily 12-closeVinocruz – Abbott Square on Cooper Street, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-6Vine Hill – 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain Rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144Windy Oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463Zayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992CARMEL VALLEYSpecial events & by appointmentOpen by appointment onlySpecial events & by appointmentSpecial events & by appointmentBernardus – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Open daily 11-5Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Open daily 11-5Boëté at Valley Hills Tasting Rm – 7156A Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Summer 12-6 daily, Winter 12-574 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSCima Collina – San Carlos, between Ocean & 7th, Carmel; 831 620-0645 Thur-Mon 11- 6Galante Vineyards – between Ocean & 7th, Dolores; Carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6Georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Summer daily 11-6, Winter 11-5Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Open daily 11-6Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Open daily 11-5Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 Fri-Sun 11-5Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Wed-Sun 11-5Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Open daily 11-5:30Rancho Cellars – 26340 Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel; 831 625-5646 Mon-Sat 11-5Talbott Vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Open daily 11-5Taste Morgan – 204 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel; 831 626-3700 Open daily 11-6MONTEREY WINERIESA Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 Cannery Row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Open daily 10-6Bargetto Winery – 700 Cannery Row Suite G, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Open daily 11-6Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Mon-Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149www.WineCountryThisWeek.comMon-Fri by appointment onlyScheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831-6569463 Open daily 11-7VENTANA VINEYARDS – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Open daily 11-5Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463SALINAS VALLEYOpen daily , call for hoursA Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Fri 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4Blackstone Winery – 850 South Alta St, Gonzales; 831 675-5341 Summer 10:30-4:30, Winter 11-4Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549Chalone Vineyards – Stonewall Canyon Rd (Hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717Open by appointment onlySat-Sun 11:30-5, weekdays by apptHAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-Fri 11-4Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 11-4Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 11-5Scheid Vineyards – 1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 Open daily 11-5VENTANA VINEYARDS – 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKWrath Wines – 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 Thu-Mon 11-4:30LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIESBarra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5Bell 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 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily 10-6Ceago Del Lago – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill Creek Rd, Ukiah; 707.462.7146Open by appointment onlyClaudia Springs – 1810 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Summer: Fri-Mon 11-5; Winter Fri-Sun 11-5Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs Rd. N., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1129Eden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987Esterlina – 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo; 707 895-2920May-Oct, Fri-Sun 11-5pm or by apptOpen by appointment onlyBy apptOpen by appointment onlyFetzer Vineyards – Hwy 175, Hopland; 707 744-1250 Open daily 9-5Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Fri-Mon 10-4:30Frey – 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5177Mon-Frid 10-5, by appointmentGoldeneye 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 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 10-5Handley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2190 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 E. State Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-9400 Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5Horne – 2200 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069Open weekends 10-6, weekdays by appt.Husch Vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3216 Open daily 10-5JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 877-462-0666 Open daily 10-5Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995By apptLangtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Open daily 11-5Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 Open Fr-Mo 11-4:30Le Vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304Lolonis Vineyards – 1905 Rd D, Redwood Valley; 707 485-7544Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointmentLonder Vineyards – 14051 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-3900 Thu-Mon 11-5Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 Ell River Rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 WINE (9463)Open by appointment onlyMaple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 Open daily 10:30-5McDowell Valley – 13380 S. Hwy 101, Hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. Hwy 101 Suite #5, Hopland; 707 744-8463 Open daily 10-5McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Open daily 10-5Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Open daily 10-5Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 800-564-2582Monte Lago Winery – Clear Lake, 510-599.LAGOOpen daily10-5Open by appointment onlyMoore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 Fri - Sun 11-5Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319By apptNavarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Open daily 10-5Noggle Vineyards & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319Oster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257Sat-Sun 11-5 or by apptOpen by appointmentPacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Open daily 11-5Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 707 463-5357 Open daily 10-5Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5Philo Ridge – Call for an appoinment on weekends, 707 489-2303Ployez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Open daily 11-5Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Mon-Tue 12-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30, Sun 11-5SCHARFFENBERGER CELLARS – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKShannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5Shed Horn Cellars – Socrate Mine Road, Middletown; 707 987-4716Silversmith Vineyards – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196By apptSat-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentSix Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30Sol Rouge – P.O. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213By apptOctober-March 10-5 Daily, April-September 10-6 DailySteele Wines – 4350 Thomas Drive, Lakeport; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-575


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTerrill Cellars and Tuscan Village – 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake; 707 252-8444 Daily 10-4pToulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Open daily 11-5Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Nice; 707 274-9373 Open daily 10-5Weibel Vnyds – 13300 Buckman Dr., Hopland; 707 744-2200Whaler Vineyards – 6200 E Side Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355Open by appointment onlyOpen by appointment onlyWildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 Open daily 10-5Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 Open Daily 10-5Picnic Area, Children & Pets OKSUISUN VALLEYBlacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptBlue Victorian Vineyards – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., Fairfield; 707 422-8025 Daily 10-5King Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptLedgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy Road, Suisun City; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopTenbrink Vineyards – 4185 Chadbourne Road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334Suisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptSat & Sun 12-5 or by apptThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appVezer Family Tasting Room – 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield; 707 429-3958 Daily 10-5Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine CoopTours & tasting by appointment onlyThu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by apptWooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 10-5YOLO COUNTYBerryessa Gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 Mon-Sat 12-4Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Thurs-Sat 4:30-8:30Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 Hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110Sat-Sun 12-5, Mon-Fri by appointmentOpen 12-5 by appointmentCarvalho Family Winery – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5Heringer Estates – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1227 Thu-Sun 11-5Old Sugar Mill – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-165 Wed-Sun 11-5Satiety Vineyards – 40101 County Rd 25A, Woodland; 530 661-0680 Mon-Fri 7-6, Sat-Sun 11-6Solomon Wine Co. – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Todd Taylor Wines – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Fri-Sun 11-5BAY 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 Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 12-4Charles R Vnyds – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd, Livermore; 925 454-3040 Fri-Sun 12-4:30Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Vly; 510 582-9900Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)Concannon – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Open daily 11-4:30Crooked Vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8156 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, Sun 11-4:30Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510-304-0914Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentDeer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Fri-Sun 11-5Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30el Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Fri-Sun 12-5Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Sat-Sun 12-5Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Fri-Sun 12-5GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food PairingsHidden Creek – 21 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 101, Livermore (at Blacksmith Square); 925-989-1163 Thu-Sun 12-5J. Doran – 1133 Burwood Way, Antioch; (925) 418-5630 Open by appointmentJohn 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 12-4Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30Little Valley Winery– 739 Main St, Pleasanton Wed 4-9, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE Sat-Sun 12-5Marr Cellars – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointmentMiramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-6Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30Occasio – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Tue-Wed 12-2, Thu-Fri 12-4, Sat 11-4Red Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Sun-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-8Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5:30Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Open daily 12-4:30Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Thu-Sun 11-4:30Tamas Estate – 5489 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Open daily 12-4:30Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Fri-Sun 12-5Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5The Singing Winemaker – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 Open daily 11-4:30Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Open daily 11-6:30Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Thu-Mon 12-4:30Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411 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; 925 631-0714Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentHannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette; 925 283-1245New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley Road, Martinez; 925 366-8463Odisea Wine Co. – 963 Redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, Concord; 925 771-7107Parkmon Vineyards – 55 Laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook Court, Walnut Creek; 925-988-9463Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord; 925 219-2279Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 Elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465LODI/WOODBRIDGEOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentOpen by appointmentSat 12-4 or by appt.Open by appointmentOpen by appointmentSat 12-5pm, Sun by appt.Open by appointmentWed-Mon 9-5pmAbundance Vnyds/Mencarini Family Winery –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Open daily 11-676 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGSAkin Estates – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8115 Wed. Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Thu-Sun 11-5Boitano Family – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 286-1595 Fri-Sun 12-5Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at Clements Ridge, 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 334-4338 Fri-Sun 11-5Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 Open daily 12-5cellardoor – 21 N. School Street, Lodi; 209 339-4394 Fri 1-11, Sat 1-9, Sun 12-5Chocoholics Divine Desserts – 18819 E. Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3320 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-6Clements Ridge – 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3850 Fri-Sun 11-5Cosentino Winery – 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8014 Open daily 10-5:30d‘Art Wines – 13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi; 209 334-9946 Fri-Sun 12-5Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School Street, Lodi; 209 366-2634 Tue-Wed 11-6, Thu-Sat 11-9, Sun 10-3Delicato Family – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30Gnekow Family Winery – 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Open daily 11-5Grady Family – tasted at Woodbridge Uncorked, Woodbridge; 209365-7575 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6Grand Amis – 115 North School Street Suite 5, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Fri-Sun 1-5Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat 11-5, Sun 12:30-5Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Thu-Sun 12-5Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5Housley’s Century Oak – 22211 Lower Sacramento, Acampo; 209 334-3482 Open daily 12-4Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 Wed-Mon 12-5LangeTwins Winery – 1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo; 209 334-9780Open by appointment onlyLobo Loco Wines – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 916 687-4767 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 21831 N, Lodi. Highway 99; Lodi; 209 369-9463 Open daily 10-5The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 Thu-Sun 12-4:30M2 Wines – 1376 East Turner Road Suite D, Lodi; 209 339-1071 Fri-Sun 11-5Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 Thu-Mon 11-5McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368Sat-Sun11-5McCormack Williamson – 3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 Fri-Sun 11-5Michael David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Open daily 10-5Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3860Open by appointment onlyMokelumne Oaks – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 339-1108 Thu-Sun 12-5Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12 (Victor Road), Lodi; 209 369-4758 Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6Old Lockeford Winery – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-9770 Fri-Mon 11-5Omega Cellars – 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Sat-Sun 12-5Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Thu-Sun 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Sat-Sun 11-5Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent Road, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Sat-Sun 12-4Spenker Winery – 17303 N. De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt onlySt. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646Open by appointment onlySt. Jorge Winery – 22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo; 209 365-0202 Fri-Sun 11-5Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3314 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-6The Coliseum – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 747-7733 Wed, Thu, Sun 11-5, Fri 11-7, Sat 11-6VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Open daily 11-5Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Thu-Mon 12-5Vino Piazza – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 800-939-2566 Open daily 12-5vMv Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Sat-Sun 12-5Watts – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5Weibel – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-9463 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6www.WineCountryThisWeek.comWoodbridge Uncorked – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6WOODBRIDGE – 5950 Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 Open daily 10:30-4:30Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by ApptSIERRA FOOTHILLSAMADOR COUNTYAmador Cellars – 11093 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6150 Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Amador County Wine Cellar– 14207 Hwy 49, Amador City; 209 267-0104Fri-Sun 11-6 & holidaysAmador Foothill Winery – 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, 209 245-6307 Fri-Sun 12-5Avio – 14520 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1515 Fri-Sun 11-5Bella Piazza – 19900 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4600 Open daily 10-5Bray Vineyards – 10590 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6023 Fri-Mon 10-5C.G. Di Arie – 19919 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4700 Thurs-Mon 10-4:30Charles Spinetta Winery – 12557 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3384 Mon, Thu, Fri 8-4, Sat-Sun 9-5Clos Du Lac Cellars – 3151 Hwy 88/Jackson Vlly Rd, Ione; 209 274-2238 Wed-Sun 10-4Convergence Vnyds – 14650 Hwy 124, Plymouth; 209 245-3600 Fri-Sun 10-5Cooper Vineyards – 21365 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6181Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentDeaver Vineyards – 12455 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4099 Open daily 10:30-5Dillian Wines – 12138 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3444 Fri-Sun 11-4:30Dobra Zemlja Winery – 12505 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3183 Open daily 10-5Domaine de la Terra Rouge/Easton Wines – 10801 Dickson Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3117 Fri-Mon 11-4Drytown Cellars – 16030 Hwy 49, Drytown; 866-379-8696 Fri-Sun 11-5Karly – 11076 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3922 Open daily 12-4Karmére – 11970 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-5000Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointmentMorse Wines/Il Gioiello Winery– 22355 Lawrence Rd, Fiddletown; 209 245-3395 Sat-Sun 11-5Nine Gables – 10778 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3949 Mo-We 11:3:30, Thu-Sun 11-5Nua Dair Vineyards – 13825 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 245-5567 Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30Renwood – 12225 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6979 Open daily 10:30-5:30Serenidad – 21339 Dickson Way, Plymouth; 209 245-5304 x19Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 or by appointmentShenandoah Vineyards – 12300 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4455 Open daily 10-5Sobon Estate – 14430 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6554 Open daily 9:30-5Stonehouse Winery – 10861 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6888 Fri-Sun 11-5Stoneridge Winery – 13862 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 223-1761Open by appointment onlyStory Winery – 10525 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6208 Daily Sum 11-5, Win 11-4Sutter Creek Wine Tasting – 85 Main St, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838O pen daily 11-6Sutter Ridge – 14110 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1316 Fri-Sun 11-4:30Tanis Vineyards – 13120 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 274-4807 Sat-Sun 10-5:30TKC Vineyards – 11001 Valley Dr, Plymouth; 209 245-6428Sat 11-5, Sun 1-4 or by appointmentTerra D’Oro – 20680 Shenandoah Schl Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6942 Open daily 10-4:30Villa Toscano – 10600 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3800 Open daily 10-5Vino Noceto – 11011 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6556 Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 11-5Wilderotter Vineyard – 19890 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6016 Fri-Mon 10:30-5Young’s Vineyard – 10120 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3005 Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10:30-4CALAVERAS COUNTYBeaux Chevaux – 466B Main St, Murphys; 209-728-1000 Fri-Sun 11-5Black Sheep Winery – 221 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2157 Daily 11-5Bodega Del Sur Winery – 457C Algiers St, Murphys; 209 728-9030 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Brice Station – 3353 E. Hwy 4, Murphys; 209 728-9893Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointmentBroll Mountain – 106 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9750 Sat-Sun 1-577


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKChatom Vineyards – 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat; 209 736-6500 Open daily 11-5Domaine Becquet – 2173 Highway 12 East, Valley Springs; 209 772-1303 Wed-Sun 11-5Domaine Becquet – 415 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8487 Summer Thu-Sun 11-6, Winter Fri-Sun 11-6French Hill Winery – 8032 So. Main St, Mokelumne Hill; 209 286-1800 Tue-Sun 11-5French Hill Winery – 488 Main Street, Murphys; 209-728-8022 Winter Fri-Sun 11-5, Summer Thu-Mon 11-5Frog’s Tooth Vineyards – 350 Main St. Ste 5, Murphys; 209 728-2700 Fri 1-5, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5, Mon 12-5Hatcher Winery – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 605-7111 Fri-Sun 11-5, Mon-Thu 12-5Indian Rock – 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-8514 Fri-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-5Irish Vineyards – 2849 Hwy 4, Vallecito; 209 736-1299 Mon,Tue, Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Ironstone Vineyards – 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys; 209 728-1251 Open daily 10-5Laraine/Gerber – 3675 Six Mile Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-4766Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentLavender Ridge – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2441 Open daily 11-5Milliaire Winery – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1658 Open daily 11-5Muir’s Legacy – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-0500 Open daily 11-5Newsome-Harlow – 403 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9817 Mon, Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5Solomon Wine Co. – 397-A Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8290 Wed-Fri 1-5, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5Stevenot Winery – 2690 San Domingo Rd, Murphys; 209 728-3436 Open daily 11-5Stevenot Winery – Main & Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-0148 Mon, Thu Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Twisted Oak – 4280 Red Hill Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-9080 Open daily 10:30-5:30Twisted Oak – 350 Main Street, Murphys; 209 736-9080 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30Vina Moda – 634 French Gulch Road, Murphys; 209 728-9911 Fri-Sun 12-5Zucca Mountain – 431 Main St, Murphys; 209 736-2949 Open daily 12-5EL DORADO COUNTYAuriga Wine Cellars – 3500 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-8078 Fri-Sun 11-5Boeger Winery – 1709 Carson Rd, Placerville; 530 622-8094 Open daily 10-5, Summer: Fridays ’til 8Busby Cellars – 6375 Grizzly Flat Rd, Somerset; 530 344-9119 Fri-Sun 11-5:30Cantiga Wineworks & Deli – 5951 Mt. Aukum Rd, Somerset; 530 621-3352 Fri-Sun 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5Cedarville Vnyd – 6320 Marestail Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-9463Open by appointment onlyCharles B. Mitchell – 8221 Stoney Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3467 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10:30-5Chateau Rodin – 4771 Green Hill Rd, Placerville; 530 622-6839Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentChateau Routon – 2800 Omo Ranch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5818 Wed-Sun 11-4Chevalier Winery – 5720 French Creek Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-1676 Sat 12-5Tasting Room – 2530 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 888 802-9321 Sat-Sun 12-5Colibri Ridge – 6100 Gray Rock Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7255 Fri-Sun 11-5Coulson Winery – 3600 Carson Rd; Camino; 877 253-9672 Open daily 11-5Crystal Basin Winery – 3550 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-1767 Open daily 11-5David Girard Vineyards – 741 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville; 530 295-1833 Thu-Sun 11-5dkcellars – 7380 Vineyard View Dr, Fair Play; 530 620-1132 Fri-Sun 11-5Fenton Herriott – 120 Jacquier Ct, Placerville; 530 642-2021Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentFitzpatrick Winery – 7740 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3248 Wed-Mon 11-5Fleur de Lys – 7696 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2246 Fri-Sun 11-5Gold Hill Vineyard – 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522Thur-Sun 10-5 or by appointmentGranite Springs Winery – 5050 Granite Springs Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-6395 Sat-Sun 11-5Iverson Vineyards – 8061 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7474 Thur-Mon 11-5Holly’s Hill Winery – 3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville; 530 344-0227 Open daily 10-5Jodar Vineyards – 3405 Carson Court, Camino; 530 644-3474 Open daily 11-5Latcham Vineyards – 2860 Omo Ranch Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-6642Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointmentLava Cap – 2221 Fruitridge, Placerville; 530 621-0175 Open daily 11-5Madrona Vineyards – 2560 High Hill Road, Camino; 530 644-5948 Open daily 11-5Mais Fica Winery – 3395 Kincade Dr, Placerville; 530-344-0725Open by appointmentMining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Thur-Sun 11-5Miraflores Winery – 2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville; 530 647-8505 Open daily 10-5Mount Aukum Winery – 6781 Tower Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-1675 Open daily 11-5Narrow Gate Vyds – 4282 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 530 644-6201 Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5Oakstone Winery – 6440 Slug Gulch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5303Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointmentParaVi Vineyards – 2875 Larsen Dr, Camino; 530 647-9463 Open daily 11-5Perry Creek Vnyds – 7400 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5175 Open daily 11-5Picchetti Winery Tstg Rm – 3135 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe; 530 541-1500 Open daily 11-6Sierra Oaks Estates – 6713 Mt. Aukum Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7079 Wed-Sun 11-5Sierra Vista Winery – 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville; 530 622-7221 Open daily 10-5Single Leaf Vineyards – 7480 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3545 Wed-Sun 11-5Sogno Winery – 3046 Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 672-6968 Fri-Sun 11-6Stone’s Throw – 3541 North Canyon Rd, Camino; 530 622-5100 Thur-Sun 11-5Thompson’s Mining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Thur-Sun 11-5Toogood Estate Winery – 7280 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-1910 Open daily 11-5:30Van Der Vijver Estate – 7451 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3210 Wed-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sun 11-5Venezio Vineyard – 5821 Hwy 49, Coloma; 530 885-9463 Wed-Sun 11-5Windwalker Vnyds – 7360 Perry Creek, Fair Play; 530 620-4054 Daily 11-5Winery by the Creek – 8085 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2402 Thu-Sun 11-5Wofford Acres – 1900 Hidden Valley Rd, Camino; 530 626-6858 Thu-Sun 11-5MERCED COUNTYRed Rock Winery – 7326 E. Hwy 140, Merced; 209 722-7625 Open daily 10-5NEVADA COUNTYAvanguardia – 13028 Jones Bar Rd, Nevada City; 530 274-9482 Sat-Sun 12-5Burch Hall – 108 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 272-7000 Open daily 12-5Coufos Cellars – 10065 Rough & Ready Rd, Rough & Ready; 530 274-2923 Sat-Sun 12-5Double Oak – 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City; 530 292-3235Sat 11-5 Feb-Dec or by appointmentIndian Springs – 303 Broad St, Nevada City; 530 478-1068 Sun-Thu 11:30-5, Fri-Sat 11:30-6Lucchesi Vineyards – 167 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 274-2164Open daily 11-DuskMontoliva Vineyard – 15629 Mount Olive Rd, Chicago Park; 530 346-6577 Sat-Sun 12-4Naggiar Vineyards – 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley; 530 268-9059Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appointmentNevada CityWinery –321 Spring Street, Nevada City; 530 265-9463 Mon-Sat 12-6, Su 12-5Pilot Peak Winery – 12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley; 530 432-3321 Sat-Sun 12-5Sierra Knolls – 19635 Kingswood Ct, Grass Valley; 530 268-9225 Sat-Sun 12-5Sierra Starr – 209 W. Main Street, Grass Valley; 530 477-8282Smith Vineyard – 13577 Dog Bar Rd, Grass Valley; 530 273-7032Open daily 12-5 (closed Tues.)Sat 1-5 Mar-Dec or by appointmentSolune Winegrowers– 16303 Jewett Lane, Grass Valley; 530 271-0990 Sat-Sun 12-5Truckee River – 10061 South River St, Truckee; 530 587-4626PLACER COUNTYOpen by appointment onlyDono dal Cielo Estate Vnyds – 6100 Wise Rd, Newcastle, 530 888-0101 Fri-Sun 12-5Fawnridge – 5560 Fawnridge Rd, Auburn, 530 887-9522 Sat-Sun 10-5Green Family – 3420 Pine Ridge Ln, Auburn; 530 888-8866Open by appointment onlyMt. Vernon – 10850 Mt. Vernon Rd, Auburn; 530 823-1111 Thu-Sun 11-5Ophir Wines – 7870 Santini Lane, Newcastle; 916 531-3055Sat 12-4 until Dec. or by appointmentPescatore – 7055 Ridge Rd, Newcastle; 916 663-1422 (most) Sat-Sun 1-5Rancho Roble – 340 Fleming Rd, Lincoln; 916 645-2075 Thu-Sat 1-4Secret Ravine – 4390 Gold Trail Way, Loomis; 916 652-6015 (most) Sat-Sun 12-4For corrections, deletions or additions, sendan email to info@winecountrythisweek.com78 www.WineCountryThisWeek.com


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