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STAGS LEAP
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HERITAGE WINE TRAIL
Acacia Vineyard/Orogeny Vineyards, 20
Beaulieu Vineyard, 20
Hewitt Vineyard/Provenance Vineyards, 21
Sterling Vineyards, 21
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CALISTOGA
Castello di Amorosa, 24
Frank Family Vineyards, 25
Cuvaison Estate Wines, 26
Lee Youngman Galleries, 27
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HOWELL MOUNTAIN
Pope Valley Winery, 29
Bravante Vineyards, 30
Viader Vineyards, 31
Burgess Cellars, 32
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SAGE CANYON
Nichelini Family Winery, 34
Kuleto Estate, 35
Rutherford Ranch Winery, 36
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ST. HELENA
Trinchero Napa Valley, 38
Ballentine Vineyards, 39
St. Clement Vineyard, 40
Beringer Vineyards, 41
Merryvale Vineyards, 42
HALL St. Helena, 43
V. Sattui Winery, 44
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Rutherford Ranch Winery, 46
Whitehall Lane Winery, 47
Rutherford Hill Winery, 48
Robert Mondavi Winery, 49
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Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, 51
Capp Heritage Vineyards, 52
Ca’ Momi Napa Valley, 53
Tulocay Winery, 54
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STAGS LEAP
Hagafen Cellars, 56
The Caves at Soda Canyon, 57
Stags’ Leap Winery, 58
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MT. VEEDER & LOS CARNEROS
The Hess Collection, 60
Etude Wines, 61
Cuvaison Estate Wines, 62
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VARIETALS CHART
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NAPA VALLEY WINERIES MAP
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DAY TRIPS MAP
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HEADING TO THE TASTING ROOM
Helpful tips to make the most
of your visit through Wine Country
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DO THE MATH
How much of this does it take
to make that?
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WINEOLOGY By Len Napolitano
How does wine get so many
flavors and aromas?
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UNIQUE WINERY EXPERIENCES
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CULINARY ADVENTURES
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CAVE TOURS & TASTING
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OUTDOOR ESCAPADES
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TOURING
Destiny Wine Tours, 16
Calistoga Balloons, 17
Napa Valley Wine Train, 18
Napa Valley Aloft, 19
Old Faithful Geyser of California, 22
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FINE ART
Lee Youngman Galleries, 27
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DINING GUIDE
Preferred Napa Valley Restaurants
EXTRAS FEATURED DAY TRIPS
DAY TRIPS
Napa Valley Preferred Wine Country
Spring/Summer 2014
TASTING ROOMS
Acacia Vineyard The Heritage Wine Trail 20
Ballentine Vineyards 39
Beaulieu Vineyard The Heritage Wine Trail 21
Beringer Vineyards 41
Bravante Vineyards 30
Buoncristiani Family Winery The Caves at Soda Canyon 57
Burgess Cellars 32
Ca’ Momi Napa Valley 53
Capp Heritage Vineyards 52
Castello di Amorosa 24
The Caves at Soda Canyon 57
Cuvaison Estate Wines 26/62
Etude Wines 61
Frank Family Vineyards 25
Hagafen Cellars 56
HALL St. Helena 43
Hewitt Vineyard The Heritage Wine Trail 21
The Heritage Wine Trail 20-21
The Hess Collection 60
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards 51
Kuleto Estate 35
Lobo Wines The Caves at Soda Canyon 57
Merryvale Vineyards 42
Nichelini Family Winery 34
Orogeny Vineyards The Heritage Wine Trail 20
Patland Estate Winery The Caves at Soda Canyon 57
Pope Valley Winery 29
Provenance Vineyards The Heritage Wine Trail 21
Robert Mondavi Winery 49
Rutherford Hill Winery 48
Rutherford Ranch Winery 36/46
St. Clement Vineyard 40
Stags’ Leap Winery 58
Sterling Vineyards The Heritage Wine Trail 20
Tulocay Winery 54
Trinchero Napa Valley 38
V. Sattui Winery 44
Viader Vineyards 31
Waugh Cellars The Caves at Soda Canyon 57
Whitehall Lane Winery 47
SPRING/SUMMER 2014
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Introductions by
Abigail Zimmerman
Michelle Baker, Dawn Marie Carlson,
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Do not be intimidated for
any reason. That is rule number
one (and there are very few real
rules after that). For the most
part, going wine tasting is about
the easiest thing in the world,
especially here in California
where wineries and tasting
rooms abound. You can find
wineries specializing in red
wines of all types, those that are
famous for their white wines
and others who pour sparkling wine. It is a matter of
doing a little research and planning your day. Most tasting
rooms open around 10 a.m. and close between 4:30 and
6 p.m.
Before you start off pack a few essentials: Water
(plenty of water) and something to snack on – crackers or
a baguette. Many wineries have picnic areas and there are
plenty of delis and bakeries that can make up a lunch for
you, or make your own. Which brings us to eating and
drinking, the kind that doesn’t directly involve wine.
Be sure to nibble during the day and make sure you
make time for lunch. Two tips: drink at least twice as
much water as you do wine, and remember that you
don’t have to drink everything poured into your glass.
There is a reason tasting bars have dump buckets and a
pitcher of water to wash out your glass.
That said, here are some tips that have proven to be
helpful and are designed to help make the sensory
adventure of wine tasting all the more enjoyable.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Time and time again
I have heard knowledgeable winery workers say that
there is no such thing as a stupid question, and they
mean that.
You can drink what you want, in the order you want.
If you only like reds, say so; if you don’t like sweet wines,
speak up. But the idea of starting with whites, then going
on to reds and then sweet wines is a good guide.
Zinfandel is red. I am sure you know that but it never
hurts to remind everyone.
If there is a particular wine you want to try and it is
not on the list, ask. There might be a bottle around that
was opened for a trade tasting or by the winemaker. Most
tasting rooms are happy to pour a little if you show
enthusiasm.
If you plan to take wine home with you, either in the
car or on a plane, buy a
cardboard box with Styrofoam
wine inserts. Fill it during the
day and this keeps wine from
rolling around in the trunk.
Check out the smaller
wineries. It is a revelation.
Take notes on the wines you
most enjoyed.
Take advantage of tours
when the winery offers them,
but keep in mind that they take
anywhere from 20 minutes to well over an hour, so one a
day is plenty.
Buy wines that you can only find at the winery.
These often include smaller (375 ml) bottles of limited
production Ports or dessert wines. Don’t buy a wine you
can get at a supermarket back home. You’ll pay more, and
besides, what’s the point?
Look for tasting rooms in towns. Many of these are
cooperative tasting rooms, where in one place you might
find wines from a dozen or more small-to-medium
premium producers. They are scattered throughout the
area and more are opening all the time.
Don’t give too much thought to ratings and vintages.
It’s like art: if you like it, it’s a good wine. It is as simple as
that.
Remember that you don’t have to do the driving. It
takes no more than a phone call to rent anything from a
Town Car or restored classic convertible to stretch limos
and a 20-passenger bus. All have drivers that will stow
your wine for you and the local companies know the
area. As to taking that wine home, ten people sharing one
of those impossibly long limousines is fine and fun, but if
you all plan to buy a couple of cases the trunk – which is
no bigger than a normal luxury cars – is going to fill up
fast and you’re going to find yourself filling the interior
floor with boxes and using cases of Cabernet as footrest.
Tell the transportation company what you have in
mind and listen to their advice. They know the territory
and the people and personalities.
Know your limits. If you get close to it let others taste
and you can listen. It beats ending the day in a blur, and
if need be calling a taxi is cheaper than the alternative.
And if at a seated tasting, don’t be afraid to leave a
gratuity. It’s more than worth the five or ten dollars to get
wisdom – and wine – and a great time. BY CHARLES NEAVE
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An acre of vineyard land can give the grower:
…four-five tons of grapes (though it is also less, de-
pending on a variety of farming and winemaking
practices, and on the varietal and the vineyard
location) which will give you 797 gallons of juice
(or thirteen-and-a-half barrels) which is pretty close
to four thousand bottles of wine .
One standard oak barrel of wine holds:
…295 bottles of wine (or 59 gallons) made from 740 pounds of grapes
which works out to almost – but not precisely – 24+ cases of wine.
One of the questions most asked when it comes to wine is how much of this does it take to make that, and so on. We won’t
pretend that it’s simple, but here are some industry statistics that will give a pretty good answer to that query. As with any-
thing agricultural, of course, they are all based on countless variables when it comes to acre yields, but this is a good starting
point. The rest of the information varies little if at all.
What does all that information on a wine label mean?
The U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms regulates wine
labels and requires that information be given in a straightforward
way. Basically, you will want to look for the types of grapes grown,
where the grapes are grown and when the grapes were picked.
• Brand name
• Designation for a special wine
• Vineyard or appellation known for its grapes might be designated
• Location where the grapes used were grown
• Grape Variety used
• Vintage year in which the grapes were picked
• Location where the wine was made and/or bottled
(Not to be confused with the area the grapes are grown.)
• Alcohol content may be stated or the the label may simply say "Table Wine”
XYZ Winery
RESERVE
Stags Leap
Napa Valley
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2002
Produced and Bottled by
XYZ winery, Napa, California
ALCOHOL 14.6% BY VOLUME
=
A case of wine includes:
…a dozen 750 ml bottles
(or 24 half bottles)
or 307.2 ounces total,
which comes from almost
30 pounds of grapes.
A single bottle contains:
…750 ml of wine which is 25.6 ounces made
from about 2.4 pounds of grapes (39 oz.) and is
enough for four or maybe five glasses.
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Each type of grape, also referred to as a
grape variety – from Chardonnay to
Zinfandel – gets its primary flavors as it
grows on the vine; it creates a “default”
flavor profile based on the grape’s genetic
composition. This primary flavor profile
forms the grape’s true varietal character.
For example, you may have noticed flavors
and aromas similar to melon and tropical
fruit in virtually every Chardonnay;
blackcurrant and cassis in Cabernet
Sauvignon; red and black cherry in Pinot
Noir. Although there are always variations in
degree, these characteristics are fairly typical
of wines made from these grapes regardless
of where the wine is made or who makes it.
True varietal character develops as the
grapevine, like all plants, converts sunlight
energy to chemical activity in the natural
process of photosynthesis.
Yeast, a microscopic organism living on
grape skins, gets to work releasing true
varietal character – and creating even more
flavors – once thousands of grapes have
been picked from vines, cracked open, and
transferred to a tank or bin. As sugar in the
grapes is converted into alcohol by yeast,
sweet fresh juice evolves into dry, potent
wine. Later, even more wine flavors and
aromas emerge during the wine’s aging
period when chemical compounds interact
with each other and microscopic amounts of
air. Generally, fragrance developed during
aging is referred to as wine bouquet, while
“aroma” derives directly from fermentation.
Wines aged in oak barrels get additional
contributions of aroma and flavor from
wood, variable due to differences in both the
geographic origin of the tree (most often,
America or France) and the degree to which
the wood is toasted (heated by exposure to
an open flame). Toasted oak can add hints
of coconut, vanilla, mocha, coffee, toasted
bread, or clove, among other aspects, while
injecting sweetness to the wine’s bouquet.
Brand new barrels filled with wine for the
first time add these qualities with
significantly greater impact than older
barrels. Old, aroma-less barrels, referred to
as neutral, are used to hold wine during
aging without adding new flavors.
While primary flavors and aromas
originate from grapes, specifically, it’s the
grape skin that gives color to wine.
How does wine get so
many flavors and aromas?
Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators, Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and
continually gains knowledge from his frequent contact 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 of Wine Country This Week magazine.
Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.
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UNIQUE WINERY EXPERIENCES
OTHER NOTTOBEMISSED UNIQUE WINERY EXPERIENCES
BEAULIEU VINEYARDS [Rutherford]
Treat yourself to an intimate experience at one of Napa’s fnest historic wineries 1-800-264-6918 | bvwines.com
PEJU WINERY [Rutherford]
Barrel tasting, artisan cheeses, interactive culinary experiences, amazing gardens 1-800-446-7358 | www.peju.com
BURGESS CELLARS [Deer Park]
A tasting experience unlike most wineries: A short drive from
Silverado Trail in Napa, Burgess Cellars is located high on Howell
Mountain with breathtaking views. Tom Burgess bought his small
mountain-side winery in 1972 and can trace its origins to a winery
that was established there in the 1880s. Wine tastings take place in
the barrel room often led by one of the family members. Burgess
wines are elegant and complex with purity and balance. Their
fagship wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, thrives on the western slopes of
Howell Mountain nearby.
1108 Deer Park Road, Deer Park, CA 94576, 1-800-752-9463
Open by appointment only | www.burgesscellars.com
RUTHERFORD RANCH WINERY [St. Helena]
Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Delicious and decadent, the Rutherford Ranch “Wine and
Chocolate Pairing,” has become a Napa Valley must!
In 2013, Rutherford Ranch Winery was awarded “Napa Winery
of the Year” by the New York Int’l Wine Competition – fnd out
why. Award-winning premium portfolio includes several wines
only available at the winery. Choose from Cabernet Sauvignon,
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel and
proprietary red blends Rhiannon and Abela.
RSVP: (707) 968-3200 | 10am-4:30pm
1680 Silverado Trail S, St Helena | www.rutherfordranch.com
THE CAVES AT SODA CANYON [Napa]
This is incredibly unique as it is one of a handful of completely
underground winemaking facilities in California and home to four
wineries: Patland Estate Vineyards: Waugh Cellars, Buoncristiani
Family Winery, Lobo – Wulf Vineyard and Patland Estate
Vineyards. These are frst-generation winemakers dedicated to
crafting the best wine in the valley. Amazing views!
Classic Cave Tour, $40
Cave Tour & Barrel Tasting with Cheese Plate, $60
Reserve Cave Tour, Barrel Tasting, Cheese & Charcuterie, $80
By appointment only (707) 861-8100
www.thecavesatsodacanyon.com
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UNIQUE WINERY EXPERIENCES
OTHER NOTTOBEMISSED UNIQUE WINERY EXPERIENCES
ARTESA WINERY [Napa]
Various pairings and tours available with amazing views, art and architecture (707) 224-1668 | www.artesawinery.com
MUMM NAPA [Napa]
Table service, relaxing terrace overlooking valley vineyards, fne art, cheese tray (707) 967-7700 | www.mummnapa.com
TRINCHERO FAMILY WINERY [St. Helena]
“Taste of Terroir”
Experience Napa Valley terroir frsthand.
Taste the diferences in Cabernet Sauvignon grown in St. Helena,
Rutherford, Atlas Peak and Mt. Veeder with a a horizontal tasting of
Trinchero Napa Valley’s single-vineyard Cabernets.
The sit-down comparative tasting and introduction to the diferent
appellations of Napa Valley takes place in the gorgeous Hospitality
Center and includes a light charcuterie plate.
$50 per person, $40 club members, by appointment only
Reservations, (707) 963-1160 or email lprice@tfewines.com
3070 St. Helena Highway, St Helena, CA 94574
RUTHERFORD HILL [Rutherford]
“Bordeaux Meets Napa”
This is a one-of-a-kind, interactive, educational experience that is
only ofered at Rutherford Hill Winery. Situated in thes caves, learn
how to taste like a pro, major historical moments in Bordeaux and
the Napa Valley, how to break down the favor profles of wine,
how to create sensational wine and food pairings that will dazzle
your friends and the health benefts of wine. Guests are
encouraged participate and get answers to the questions they have
always wanted to ask.
Ofered promptly at 11am Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays
48 hour advanced reservation required, (707) 963 1871 ext. 2249
JUDD’S HILL WINERY AND MICROCRUSH [Napa]
“Bottle Blending Day Camp”
A blending guide will lead you through a personal tasting, education
and blending session as you choose your perfect Bordeaux-style blend
from four barrel samples (two Cabernet Sauvignons from diferent
vineyard sources, one Merlot and one Cabernet Franc, all Napa Valley
appellation). Once your favorite cuveé has been decided upon, you will
hand-bottle, label and the apply foil capsules to the bottlenecks. You
then get to take your personally crafted wine with you the same day.
Several options for singles, couples or
groups of up to 100 are available. Call for details.
2332 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
(707) 255-2332 | www.juddshill.com
CULINARY ADVENTURES
OTHER NOTTOBEMISSED CULINARY ADVENTURES
POPE VALLEY WINERY [Pope Valley]
Brunch & Bubbles at the historic winery built in 1897, includes vineyard tour. $30, reservations required, (707) 965-1246
ROBERT MONDAVI WINERY [Napa] www.robertmondaviwinery.com | (707) 226-1395
Culinary programs have paired with great wine at Robert Mondavi Winery since its inception. Check the website for various options.
HALL WINERY [St. Helena]
Demystifying Wine & Food
Expand on your winery tour with a guided wine and food pairing
experience. Let the wine educator and house chef lead you in an
interactive discussion of the fundamentals of creating and
enjoying pairings.
Advise at time of booking if there are any food allergies or aversions.
Ofered Friday at 2pm (advance reservations required)
$75 per person, 90 minutes
Reservations can be made on CellarPass.com
401 St. Helena Highway, St .Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-2626 | www.hallwines.com/hall-st-helena
STERLING VINEYARDS [Calistoga]
NEW! Food and Wine Pairing Options
Sterling Vineyards has just revealed its new dining experiences
on the gorgeous South View Terrace! Enjoy a glass of delicious
Sterling wines perfectly paired with one of the delightful entrees
– or a lovely charcuterie platter for two! All of the culinary
creations are sourced locally and prepared by gourmet chefs from
Elaine Bell Catering. Indulge in fne wines, dining and scenery on
your next visit!
Cheese and Charcuterie platters starting at $25
Reservations required, 1-800-726-6136
LULU’S KITCHEN 1313 MAIN [Napa]
A restaurant and wine bar in the heart of downtown Napa,
Lulu’s Kitchen at 1313 Main showcases New American cuisine
with a focus on the seasonal freshness of California. The chef’s
menu changes monthly and is available a la carte or as a
fve-course tasting menu. In addition to the chef’s creations,
50 wines are available by the glass and 1/2 glass that rotate
weekly and a cellar of more than 1,500 labels.
Tues-Thurs from 4pm-10pm | Fri & Sat 4pm to midnight
Sunday from 4pm-10pm | Closed Monday
1313 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
(707) 258-1313 | www.1313main.com
CULINARY ADVENTURES
OTHER NOTTOBEMISSED CULINARY ADVENTURES
DOMAINE CARNEROS [Napa] (707) 257-0101
Enjoy sparkling wine in the salon or on the terrace overlooking endless vine covered hills with caviar, artisan cheeses.
V. SATTUI [St. Helena] www.vsattui.com | (707) 963-7774
Everything you need for the perfect Wine Country picnic –cheeses, salami & pâtés, fresh fruits and desserts plus weekend BBQ.
THE HESS COLLECTION [Napa]
Tour of the Palate
Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson utilizes local organically and
sustainably-grown products to create fresh seasonal recipes to
pair with Hess Collection wines. Guests will enjoy a guided tour of
The Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum followed by a
tasting of three current release wines expertly paired with three
exquisite creations from Executive Chef Hendrickson.
Available at 2pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday; $85 per person
Open daily from 10am to 5:30pm
4411 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558
(707) 255-1144 | www.hesscollection.com
JAMIESON RANCH [Napa]
Napa Comfort Food –Wood-Fired | Wine-Friendly
This innovative new culinary program features sophisticated comfort
food with a twist. An ode to Jamieson Ranch’s historic, ranching
roots, these oferings showcase each season’s freshest ingredients
coupled with expressive wines from the JRV portfolio. Chef will also
whip up some mouthwatering bites on the wood-fred grill. Each
pairing will burst with unexpected, bright and satisfying favors.
Ofered daily at 12:15pm, following a fun and informative
“vineyard to bottle” tour. $60 per person
1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa CA 94558 | (707) 254-8673
info@jamiesonranch.com | www.jamiesonranch.com
NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN [Napa]
The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of Napa's most distinctive
restaurants, ofering an authentic, memorable experience that
echoes the glory days of train travel, with fne dining service, multiple
course meals, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard
exquisitely restored antique rail cars. Enjoy wine tasting, exclusive
Napa Valley winery trips and special wine events all with the train.
Take a trip into the luxurious American past and experience an
unparalleled memory-making journey.
1-800-427-4124 | www.winetrain.com
1275 McKinstry Street | Napa, CA 94559
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Eastside Bunch
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CAVE TOURS & TASTINGS
OTHER NOTTOBEMISSED CAVE TOUR & TASTING
BERINGER WINERY [St. Helena]
Tour the historic Old Winery and wine-aging tunnels $25, by appointment, 1-866-708-9463, www.beringer.com/visit
PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS [St. Helena]
The Summit Experience: Tour and sit-down tasting in the cave $75, (707) 963-4949, reservations@pridewines.com
JARVIS [Napa]
A visit to Jarvis Estate is an extraordinary journey into an
underground world of very special wines. The Jarvis winemaking
process takes place within a 45,000-square-foot cave facility that
was tunneled into the scenic Vaca Mountains. The entire
winemaking process takes place underground, where the steady
temperature allows for optimal aging conditions. You will see all
aspects of production, and the visit will culminate with the
tasting of six Jarvis wines in a side-by-side fashion as part of an
intimate, seated experience.
$60 per person, 90 minutes tour & tasting
By appointment: 1-800-255-5280 ext. 150
PINE RIDGE [Napa]
5x5 Tasting – tailor-made for the food and wine connoisseur.
Nestled in the wine caves you’ll fnd the recently furnished Cellar
47, an intimate and serene space highlighted by candlelight and
oak barrels. Wine educators will guide you through a tasting of fve
Pine Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignons, each expertly paired with
small bites prepared by the winery chef. The featured wines hail
from fve estate-owned vineyards in the Napa Valley – Howell
Mountain, Rutherford, Oakville, Stags Leap District and Carneros.
Daily at 11am, $95 per person, RSVP at least 48-hours in advance.
1-800-575-9777, concierge@pineridgewine.com
5901 Silverado Trail, Napa
DEL DOTTO VENETIAN ESTATE WINERY & CAVES [St. Helena]
In 2007, the Del Dotto family saw the culmination of a
ffteen-year dream in the completion of their Venetian Estate
Winery and Caves. Built in honor of the family’s roots, traced back
to 1150 Venice, the caves are lined with Italian marble and
ancient tiles, depicting the history of wine. The Estate Tour &
Barrel Tasting Experience ofers wines which are thieved right out
of the barrel in the sumptuously appointed Venetian Cave. Enjoy a
selection of cheese and house-made salumi, port accompanied by
dark chocolate will complete the tasting.
11am-5pm daily, 1445 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena
$60 per person, reservations required (707) 963-2134
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Eastside Bunch
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CAVE TOURS & TASTINGS
OTHER NOTTOBEMISSED CAVE TOUR & TASTING
HALL WINES [Rutherford]
14,000 square feet of caves, world-class winery experience $60, by appointment, (707) 967-2626, info@hallwines.com
STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS [Napa]
Estate & Wine Cave Tour includes historic winery and stunning views $50, by appointment, (707) 944-2020, tours@cask23.com
THE CAVES AT SODA CANYON [Napa]
This is incredibly unique as it is one of a handful of completely
underground winemaking facilities in California and home to
four wineries: Patland Estate Vineyards, Waugh Cellars,
Buoncristiani Family Winery and Lobo Wines.
These are frst-generation winemakers dedicated to crafting
the best wine in the valley. Amazing views!
Classic Cave Tour, $40
Cave Tour & Barrel Tasting with Cheese Plate, $60
Reserve Cave Tour, Barrel Tasting, Cheese & Charcuterie, $80
By appointment only (707) 861-8100
www.thecavesatsodacanyon.com
RUTHERFORD HILL WINERY [Rutherford]
Take a tour of our nearly mile-long caves and end your after-
noon with a picnic in the olive grove. Current releases, library
wines and large format bottles are available for purchase, as
well as distinctive gifts.
Cave Tours daily at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm; $30
Limited to 14 people, 21+ to go on the tour.
Other tours availaible including:
Bordeaux Meets Napa Tasting Experience, $75
Saturday Blend Your Own Merlot Seminars, $105
Photography Workshop and Tour, $175
For information, call (707) 963-1871 ext. 2249, 10am-5pm
DEL DOTTO HISTORIC WINERY & CAVES [Napa]
In 1885, laborers dug a 350-foot wine cave, using only picks and
shovels. Here, the cave-aged wines prove to be more voluptuous
and opulent than those aged in modern facilities. Experience
these wines right out of the barrel in the Cave Tour and Barrel
Tasting Experience. With up to forty-fve diferent wines for your
host to choose from, you are sure to get a customized experience
on each visit. After you exit the caves, you will be ofered a
selection of cheese and salumi to cleanse your palate. Port
accompanied by chocolate trufes will complete the experience.
11am-5pm daily, 1055 Atlas Peak Road, Napa
$60 per person, reservations required (707) 963-2134
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Eastside Bunch
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OUTDOOR ESCAPADES
NOTTOBEMISSED NAPA VALLEY ADVENTURES
OXBOW PUBLIC MARKET [Napa] 644 First Street
A gathering place for great food and related shopping, scenic outdoor deck oxbowpublicmarket.com
ZD WINES ECO VINEYARD TOUR [Napa] $60, 1-800-487-7757, info@zdwines.com
Delve deeper into the ecological practices while sipping great wines –organic farming, renewable energy, biodiversity...
SAFARI WEST [Santa Rosa]
Explore the Sonoma Serengeti on an African safari
alongside romping herds of exotic wildlife or relax in a
luxury safari tent under the gaze of a graceful girafe.
Various packages are available.
Wild Nights in Wine Country
Includes an overnight stay in a luxurious safari tent,
vehicle safari tour, dinner for two at Savannah Grill,
a bottle of local wine plus complimentary wine tasting
session for two at Francis Ford Coppola.
115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404
(707) 579-2551 | www.safariwest.com
OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER OF CALIFORNIA [Calistoga]
Come visit the show of world-famous California’s Old Faithful
Geyser –a spectacular, nature-directed performance that takes
place about every 30 minutes. Take in the newly added garden
with cascading geothermal mineral water fountain, self-guided
educational tour, petting zoo including famous Tennessee Fainting
Goats, Jacob’s Four-Horn Sheep and Guard Llamas; the newly
opened Old Faithful Museum, plus plenty of picnic areas and fre
pit with star-flled light show for the evening. Coming soon...Old
Faithful Culinary Gardens, Old Faithful Greenhouse, Old Faithful
Tree house, bike trail and much more.
$14 adults, $12 military/seniors, $8 kids 4 to 12, (707) 942-6463
1299 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; www.oldfaithfulgeyser.com
NAPA VALLEY ALOFT [Yountville]
The only Napa Valley balloon company that can guarantee that your
balloon take of and fight will be in Napa Valley. FAA certifed hot air
balloon pilots are among the most experienced in the world with
extensive knowledge of ballooning over Napa Valley, combined with
their passion for hot air ballooning makes them perfectly suited to be
your special hosts. Full service sit-down breakfast plus champagne at
Pacifc Blues Cafe after your balloon ride (optional).
Specials include Classic Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride
Exclusive Flight for Two, Exclusive Flight for Four
See website for special discount ofers.
1-855-944-4408, ballooning@nvaloft.com
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Eastside Bunch
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OUTDOOR ESCAPADES
NOTTOBEMISSED NAPA VALLEY ADVENTURES
DIROSA [Napa] $12-$16, (707) 226-5991
Extensive art collection (2,000 works of art, 800+ artists) situated on 200 acres of Carneros rolling hills. www.dirosaart.org
KAYAK NV [Napa] (707) 501-8585, paddle@kayaknv.com, www.kayaknv.com
See Napa Valley from a whole new perspective! 3-hour guided eco-friendly excursions on the Napa River or Lake Hennessey.
CALISTOGA BALLOONS [Calistoga]
Take the Ride of a Lifetime in a Calistoga
Hot Air Balloon of Napa Valley!
30 Years of Quality & Safety in Napa Valley.
Calistoga Hot Air Balloons has a trusted reputation and years of
experience providing guests a safe and unforgettable journey into the
heavens. Views of Castello di Amorosa, Palisade Clifs, Mt. St. Helena,
Château Montelena, Old Faithful Geyser and Sterling Vineyards.
Packages available include Champagne brunch, bike tours,
wine tasting and tours, horseback riding, safari tour.
See website for details: www.calistogaballoons.com
1-888-995-7700, driftaway@calistogaballoons.com
PETRIFIED FOREST [Napa]
Step back in time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of
majestic petrifed redwood giants arrayed before you in a
fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country.
Come take a walk with family and friends and be a witness to
redwood trees that once grew in abundance here and were turned
to stone 3.4 million years ago by a local volcano.
Docent led tours occur at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and take
approximately 45 minutes at no additional charge.
Adult prices are $16 for 90-minute, docent-led tour
$10 for .5 mile trail open for self-guided tours
Check the website, petrifedforest.org for updated tour details.
NAPA VALLEY BIKE TOURS [Yountville]
What’s the best way to experience the wine country?
By bike, of course! With the help of Napa Valley Bike Tours
discover new wineries while taking in the beautiful sights.
Tours are available with or without friendly, knowledgable
guides and include a picnic lunch. Wine purchases can be
picked up and waiting for you when you return.
The time you spend bicycling with Napa Valley Bike Tours
will be your favorite memory of wine country!
Bike rentals start at $45. Tours are $99/$159
6500 Washington Street, Yountville CA 94599
(707) 251-TOUR | www.napavalleybiketours.com
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LITTLE KNOWN FACT
Destiny Wine Tours was founded in 2009 and
Ray’s wife is credited with choosing the name
for the company (great name, by the way!).
FUN FACT
Owner/Driver Ray Hanson says “after driving a
big fre truck for all those years, driving my limo
is like driving a sports car!” Not to worry,
though, Ray is a true professional and pilots his
limo with great care.
KUDOS FOR DESTINY WINE TOURS
Five Star Rating on www.yelp.com!
It doesn’t get any better than that!
Destiny Wine Tours
Tours are available seven days a week
3295 Vichy Avenue, Napa
(707) 254-0442
www.destinywinetours.com
www.facebook.com/pages/
Destiny-Wine-Tours
twitter: @destinywinetours
Mention this story and get one hour FREE when you pay for 4 or more hours.
I’ll tell you – the owner, Ray Hanson, is a real character and
he’s passionate about what he does. He loves talking with all
kinds of people – young people, older people, people from all
around the world, etc. One could say that Ray is a real “people
person.” He told me, “I meet my passengers as clients, and they
leave as friends. I want to adopt them and take them home with
me.” Next thing you know, Ray will own a bed & breakfast to
accommodate all of his adoptees!
Ray was as a firefighter that just recently retired, so if some
sort of unfortunate incident happened to occur during your
adventure, he would know exactly how to handle it. If by chance
Ray isn’t your driver, his other drivers have all been through
rigorous training to provide exemplary (and safe) service.
Along with the wine tours, Destiny safely chauffeurs clients to
the airport, concerts, shopping sprees, weddings, bachelorette
parties, sporting events, proms, anniversaries and just about any
kind of special event imaginable.
The limo (which comfortably seats eight passengers) is a
spotless black 2006 Lincoln Tiffany Town Car, and it comes fully
stocked with Champagne and other adult beverages, water, sodas
and more. It features a state-of-the-art sound system, which will
sooth your ears or rock your world, depending on your mood.
Ray just added two beautiful black stretches and a silver Mercedes
Benz S500 to his fleet as well as a 2014 Black Cadillac Escalade
coming this summer. Clients have plenty of luxurious
transportation options.
Your car is waiting – let Destiny Wine Tours take you to your
travel destination! By Sue Straight, The Wine Wench
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GOOD TO KNOW
Early mornings in Napa Valley are usually cool. It is
recommended that you wear layered clothing and a
jacket depending on the time of year and sneakers or
comfortable shoes. Bring sunglasses and cameras
and enjoy the fight!
VISIT
Exclusive packages including a scenic bike tour,
horseback riding experience and spa treatments, as
well as an African Safari in Wine Country are available.
Private fights can also be booked in advance for a
truly memorable experience in Wine Country.
Calistoga Balloons
1458 Lincoln Ave, Railcar #15
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-5758 | 1-888-995-7700
www.calistogaballoons.com
Facebook: Calistoga Balloons
Twitter: @CaliBalloons
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Mention ‘Day Trips’ and enjoy a magnifcent fight, Champagne brunch
followed by a tour and tasting at Castello di Amorosa for $265 per person.
Calistoga Balloons is the only hot air balloon company to
fly over scenic Calistoga and Northern Napa Valley on a
regular basis. These flights are more rural in nature, providing
pristine views from a hot air balloon. Experience Old Faithful
Geyser and the dramatic Palisade Cliffs as well as spectacular
views of world-renown landmarks like Mt. St. Helena. You’ll
float over famous vineyards and wineries including Clos
Pegase, Sterling Vineyards, Frank Family Vineyards, Charles
Krug Winery, Château Montelena and Castello di Amorosa.
Calistoga is a unique destination whose vistas will remain with
you long after you land.
Your adventure begins just after sunrise, between 6 a.m.
and 7 a.m., when hot air ballooning flight conditions are best
and the morning sunlight enhances the natural beauty. Guests
meet at the historic Railroad Depot for pre-flight coffee and
pastries and then off to the morning’s determined launch site.
After the crew inflates the balloon, guests hop into the wicker
basket. Once everyone is in, the hot air balloon is ready to go
and you begin your gentle ascent.
After about an hour of enjoying the breathtaking views of
Napa Valley, the hot air balloon will be navigated to a landing
site, then your ballooning party is transported for a celebratory
Champagne brunch at one of Calistoga’s finest eateries before
your 1 p.m. tour and tasting at Castello di Amorosa.
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VARIETALS
You name it, they might very well have it from a
carefully considered list.
PLAN AHEAD
The Napa Valley Wine Train runs year ’round with
lunch trains boarding at 10:50 a.m. Dinner trains
open one to fve nights a week boarding at 5:50
p.m. Be sure to check the website.
FUN FACT
The Wine Train is the frst and only passenger lo-
comotive in the United States to convert to
compressed natural gas.
HOW HEAVY?
Each of the 1915-1917 Pullman-made rail cars
weigh approximately 80 tons.
HISTORY
2014 marks the Wine Train’s Silver Anniversary and
25th year of operation, as well as the 150th year
for the tracks on which they operate.
SPECIAL OFFERS
Be sure to check their informative website.
Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry Street, Napa
(707) 253-2111
winetrain.com
Check out Napa Valley’s only Evening Winery Tour. The frst of its kind!
There is only one place to taste wine while travelling through the
Napa Valley. Housed in an operating antique train, the Napa Valley Wine
Train offers guests a gourmet meal comparable to any Napa Valley
restaurant, as well as an introduction to a variety of wines on their new
Wine Flight program.
Choose from the Sweet, White, Napa, and Red Flights, or bring a
friend and share! Each flight boasts four wines to sample, accompanied
by tasting notes to guide you through the experience. Enjoy your
selections in one of the Lounge Cars as vineyards roll past, their entire
life cycle on display through the windows of the Wine Train.
The Napa Valley Wine Train offers an authentic, memorable
experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining
service, multiple course meals, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate
relaxation aboard exquisitely restored antique railcars. A stroll through
this amazing vintage train with a wonderful lunch or dinner is a chance
to revisit American history and renew your own personal connections
with friends, family and life.
The luxuriously appointed restored Pullman railcars offer visitors a
look into the American past of nostalgic train travel, but with a modern
awareness to Napa’s gourmet tradition. Three onboard kitchens serve
100,000 guests every year, continuing the Wine Train’s mission of
protecting the Napa Valley’s historic rail corridor and the era of luxury
train travel by providing an unmatched Napa Valley experience.
Be inspired to savor the moment and the journey while you are
transported through the Napa Valley and through history while having
your experience paired with excellent hospitality and cuisine. There are
many great restaurants in Napa Valley, but you will always remember
your trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train.
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FUN FAMILY FACTS
Napa Valley Aloft is the oldest balloon
company in Napa Valley founded and
launching from V-Marketplace in Yountville
since 1978. Jayson Kimball, co-owner and
head pilot, was one of the youngest pilots to
fy solo (he was 12).  He also received a
commercial ballooning pilot’s license on
his 18th birthday making him the youngest to
do so. Jayson, age 36, is a very seasoned and
knowledgeable balloon pilot. Jay Kimball,
co-owner with 35 years
of experience piloting, has over 9000 hours
fying hot air balloons. That calculates to over
one year in fight.  
Napa Valley Aloft
Open daily
6525 Washington St., Yountville
www.nvaloft.com
(707) 944-4400
Look for Napa Valley Aloft on
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,
TripAdvisor and YELP!
Mention this article and receive a complimentary brunch with your balloon ride.
Napa Valley Aloft has a mission to make your hot air balloon
ride a great adventure! Starting from the moment you make your
reservation to the final goodbye after the flight, the Kimball family
will deliver a fun escape for you all along the way.
They offer smaller, less crowded baskets, which fly exclusively
in Napa Valley (the only company to offer this) launching their
balloons from V Marketplace (Vintage 1870) in Yountville and
Pope Valley. Afterwards, they offer a sit down Champagne breakfast
at Pacific Blues Café hosted by your pilot!
Combined with their passion for hot air ballooning, it makes
them perfectly suited to be your special hosts and guides during
your morning with them. This family owned operation focuses on
hospitality! Your pilot will share local history and stories with their
extensive knowledge of Napa Valley at no additional charge. Hop
on board for an exclusive view of Napa Valley as a bird sees it
beautifully spread out beneath you for an unforgettable experience.
Napa Valley Aloft is the only company allowed to fly over Pope
Valley – a bonus when there is fog in Yountville. Their FAA
certified hot air balloon pilots are among the most experienced in
the world with extensive knowledge of ballooning over Napa
Valley.
Make a reservation for an exclusive flight for two for a special
occasion, anniversary or marriage proposal. Perhaps you want to
share the flight for a classic sunrise adventure for 8-12 passengers.
You can make special arrangements for larger groups upon request
and you can purchase gift certificates for special occasions.
Call Napa Valley Aloft today to begin a most memorable
lifetime experience. By Dawn Marie Carlson
Beaulieu Vineyard Sterling Vineyards
BY MONICA L. DASHWOOD
With more than 400 wineries in the wine
country, planning your day can be overwhelming.
The Heritage Wine Trail, a full-day tour and wine
tasting package, removes the guess work from
your travel plans and promises a memorable
excursion from Carneros to Calistoga in the heart
of Napa Valley.
For only $99 (a value of over $150), you will
experience a pre-arranged day of leisure, visiting
four iconic wineries – Acacia Vineyard, Beaulieu
Vineyard, Provenance Vineyards and Sterling
Vineyards – and an authentic wine country picnic
lunch.
ACACIA VINEYARD
The day starts in the Carneros region at
Acacia Vineyard, famous for their Pinot Noir and
Chardonnay. Here you will enjoy a walk through
their vineyard, learn about Winemaker Matthew
Glynn, his winemaking style and Acacia’s unique
32-year history and then taste five of their
favorite wines (not commonly found outside of
their winery), including wines that have been
awarded 90+ points. After tasting a number of
delicious wines, it’s time to pick up your
prepared picnic lunch at the quaint Oakville
Grocery store, a little place with gourmet foods
to sample before you picnic later in the day.
BEAULIEU VINEYARD
Your next stop is the beautiful Beaulieu
Vineyard built in 1885. You will begin your tour
in the most historic part of their winery where a
knowledgeable wine guide will take you through
their 100-year-old Redwood Tank Forest to the
Heritage Room. You will sample wines from
French and American oak barrels and from two
of their popular releases, including the iconic
Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon, made at BV since 1936.
The Heritage Wine Trail
A Carneros-to-Calistoga Wine Country Experience that is Sure to Please!
Acacia Vineyard
Hewitt Vineyard/Provenance Vineyards
HEWITT VINEYARD/
PROVENANCE VINEYARDS
From there, experience Provenance
Vineyards, which means ‘origin.’ With its
stunning architecture, bright red exterior and
oak barrel stave floors, you will sample
delicious and full-bodied wines from their top
vineyard origins. As a wine club member, treat
yourself to their exclusive tastings from three
current releases followed by a pairing of Merlot
chocolate sauce and port.
As a special treat, we have included a tasting
of our Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon to
ensure you experience a wine grown in historic
Rutherford Dust.
By now, you will be good and hungry. It’s
time for lunch! Provenance Vineyards offers an
ideal setting for a wine country picnic
surrounded by their lush vineyard grounds.
STERLING VINEYARDS
The tour ends with a big finish at Sterling
Vineyards, unique for its Greek-inspired
architecture, set on a 300-foot-high hill
overlooking Calistoga. As you ascend on an aerial
tram, you will feast your eyes on panoramic views
of one of the most dramatic wineries in California.
When you disembark, you will be greeted with a
glass of wine as you follow the winemaking process
from grape to glass. You will be guided from the
barrel room to one of the terraces, to sit, relax and
taste three of their limited-production wines.
There is much to discover in the beautiful Napa
Valley and the Heritage Wine Trail promises a
fun-filled wine adventure from start to finish! Book
your tour today. Call 800-919-3693, send an email
to Inquiries@HeritageWineTrail.com or visit the
website at www.HeritageWineTrail.com.
Offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
www.HeritageWineTrail.com | 1-800-919-3693 | Inquiries@HeritageWineTrail.com
Can not be combined with any other discounts. Expires 12/31/2014.
Please Enjoy Our Wines Responsibly.
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Calistoga
Calistoga sits in the top end of Napa Valley like a cork in a wine bottle.
This lively, well-preserved historic small-town and surrounding region
simply delights everyone. Delicious restaurants, glorious mountains,
diverse art galleries, world-famous hot springs, eclectic bookstores and
roadside stands, boutique shopping and happy locals combine to make
Calistoga a favorite of Napa Valley locals and visitors.
FOOD
Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery
1250 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, (707) 942-4101, www.calistogainn.com
One of the most popular outdoor dining venues in the Napa Valley. It's patio stretches
along the Napa River and it's award-winning micro-brewery (Napa Valley Brewing
Company) occupies the historic water tower. Vibrant late-night social scene.
Brannan's
1374 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, (707) 942-2233, www.brannansgrill.com
Go for the winning wine list (with rare Napa and Sonoma cult labels)
and stay for the fine foods and great atmosphere. Brannan proudly
sponsors local, artisanal producers and their dishes are the better for it.
This summer, dine alfresco on the patio!
JoLe
1457 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, (707) 942-5938, www.jolerestaurant.com
From Farm to Table. JoLe is OpenTable.com's "Diner's Choice Winner" for 2010 –
a wonderful compliment to owners and husband-and-wife team Matt and
Sonjita Spector. Enjoy the delicious menu and mouth-watering pastries!
Flat Iron Grill
1440 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, (707) 942-1220, www.flatirongrill.com
There is nothing dusty about this intimate, yet friendly restaurant. Open for dinner daily,
don't miss the hickory smoked baby back ribs.
LODGING
Brannan Cottage Inn
109 Wappo Avenue, Calistoga, (707) 942-4200, www.brannancottageinn.com
One of the original 25 Hot Springs Resort cottages from 1860.
Close walking proximity to famed Calistoga Hot Springs (across the street!) and
only two blocks to downtown Calistoga, makes this charming inn a repeat hit.
Six rooms are available year round.
Pink Mansion
1415 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, (707) 942-0558, www.pinkmansion.com
Escape, indulge & dream! Built in 1870 by Napa's original stage line owner,
the Pink Mansion is a lovely, private and restful destination that retains the
elegance of its historic past. Rates include gourmet breakfast for two and
afternoon wine and appetizers.
Solage
755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, 1-866-942-7442, www.solagecalistoga.com
Where cosmopolitan luxuries take on an enlightened, comfortable attitude!
Offering a healthy, green environment, 89 eco-friendly studios and Michelin star rated
Solbar restaurant, Solage is a stylish and naturally brilliant hotel!
Calistoga Ranch
580 Lommel Road, Calistoga, 1-800-942-4220, www.calistogaranch.com
Tucked into a private canyon in the Upper Napa Valley on a 157-acre site, the luxury
resort captures the rich culture of food, wine and nature.
THINGS TO DO
Calistoga Balloons
www.calistogaballoons.com, 1-888-995-7700
driftaway@calistogaballoons.com
Take the Ride of a Lifetime! Views of Castello di Amorosa, Palisade Cliffs, Mt. St. He-
lena, Old Faithful Geyser and Sterling Vineyards. Packages available include Champagne
brunch, bike tours, wine tasting and tours, horseback riding, safari tour.
Lee Youngman Galleries
1316 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga
(707) 942-0585, www.leeyoungmangalleries.com
Lee Youngman Galleries represent over 35 name-worthy, professional, full-time artists. Visi-
tors will find beautiful local and regional paintings not found anywhere else in the wine
country. This is an experience in viewing original oils, watercolors, pastels and sculptures.
Petrified Forest
4100 Petrified Forest Road, Calistoga
(707) 942-6667, www.petrifiedforest.org
Step back in time, more than 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified
redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove.
Old Faithful Geyser of California
1299 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, (707) 942-6463
Old Faithful Geyser of California is one of the three "Old Faithful" geysers in the
world. Bursting regularly and throwing thousands of gallons of water high into the
air, Old Faithful is a glorious sight. Other attractions include the petting zoo,
museum and picnic grounds … more to come.
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Driving Time: 20 minutes
From Frank Family Vineyards
to Castello di Amorosa 1.6 miles
to Cuvaison Estate Wines 2.6 miles
to Lee Youngman Galleries 2.6 miles
to Old Faithful Geyser 2.5 miles
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WHAT TO TASTE
Lovers of a good rosé should try the “Giola” Rosato di
Sangiovese for an Italian-infuenced style, and those
in search of Big Reds need look no further than the
Reserve Cabernet, “Il Barone,” and the Super Tuscan, “La
Castellana,” which adds Cab and Merlot to Sangiovese.
WINE AWARDS
• 2009 Il Barone
94 points, Wine Spectator
• 2010 Don Thomas Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon
94 points, Wine Spectator
Dario Sattui knows how to give a wine country experience
unlike any other. Castello di Amorosa, opened in 2007 after
fifteen years of planning and construction, is true to the Sattui
form. The 107 rooms of the 13th-century-styled castle contain
ramparts, hand-painted frescoes, a torture chamber and
labyrinthine cellars amidst their 136,000 square feet, making the
Castello a winery like no other anywhere in the United States.
There’s even a chapel, too, and all this takes place inside a
structure of imported European brick, wood and iron, as well as
more than 8,000 tons of Napa stone.
As is to be expected, given the Sattui philosphy of wine, there
are lots of options – at least a dozen and a half at last count.
These various offerings can be tasted as part of the General
Admission and Tasting or the Reserve Tasting, and wine and
chocolate pairing is always an option, too, as is non-alcoholic
bottled grape juice for non-imbibers. Grapeseed oil and
grapeseed flour are available for purchase. These are healthy,
antioxidant-rich products that are produced from the seeds of
Castello’s wine grapes.
Touring options abound and definitely help to heighten the
experience. Reservations are likely required, so plan ahead
accordingly as you choose from a Tour and Tasting, Tour and
Reserve Tasting, Young Adult Tour, Wine and Cheese Pairing,
Royal Food and Wine Pairings in the Royal Apartment or Hiking
Vineyard Tour. Each takes about two hours, including the wine
tasting, and each include barrel tasting in the Grand Barrel
Room. For those seeking the ultimate experience, the Blending
Seminar is for you! As you can see, Castello di Amorosa is clearly
not to be missed – make sure it’s at the top of your Napa Valley
itinerary. Enjoy! By Josh Stein

Castello di Amorosa
Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
4045 N. St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga
(707) 967-6272
www.castellodiamorosa.com
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Don Thomas Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon
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VARIETALS
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot
and Cabernet Sauvignon, plus the rare Winston Hill Red.
They also make limited amounts of Zinfandel Port and
many of the wines are crafted in limited reserve
programs.
SPARKLING, ANYONE?
Be sure to ask about their Sparkling Wines, produced
in the French méthode champenoise.
RATINGS
Most wineries, if they’d ever get a score of 90 or above on
a wine from critic Robert M. Parker, Jr., would jump for joy
and pop the cork on a bottle of bubbles. So imagine the
euphoria when the winery received fve scores in the
nineties recently.
HOLLYWOOD
Owner Richard Frank is a recipient of an Emmy for lifetime
achievement. He was also chairman of Walt Disney
Television, president of Walt Disney Studios for almost ten
years and president of the Paramount Television Group.
Frank Family Vineyards
Open daily 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For parties of six or more appointments are necessary.
1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga
1-800-574-9463 or (707) 942-0859
www.frankfamilyvineyards.com
“You’ll never have better wine ... or a better time.”
If there ever was a benign cult, it would be that centered
around Napa Valley’s Frank Family Vineyards. Mention their
Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, any of their Cabernets or
other wines to someone who loves the grape and their eyes will
brighten showing their desire for a taste. Yes, their wine is that
good, and a visit to their northern-valley tasting room becomes
almost a pilgrimage.
The tasting room – in the impeccably restored Craftsman
house – has been rated among the top in the nation. And,
while praise for the winery, the wines and the tasting room may
be completely up-to-the minute, its history goes back more
than 125 years. In 1884, it was known as Larkmead Winery;
today, it is considered to be a prime example of California Wine
Country architecture, listed on the National Register of Histori-
cal Places.
The grounds are expansive, with a beautiful lawn, picnic ta-
bles, majestic oaks and trimmed hedges that complement the
winery and tasting room. Inside the tasting rooms, the business
of winemaking is balanced with good humor and as much infor-
mation as you want. Or simply enjoy the tastes. That is perfectly
fine with them.
As tasting room manager, Aaron Feaver says, “I want visitor’s
memories of the winery to be as much about their experience
here as the wines they taste.” These wines are pretty spectacular,
as you will discover on your first visit – but assuredly not your
last. By Charles Neave
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VARIETALS
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel,
Cabernet Sauvignon and a unique port-style dessert wine
called Espiritu.
CLUB BENEFITS
Access to limited releases, savings on wine and
tasting room merchandise and invitations to
member-only parties.
PICNIC HERE! & WINE CAVE TASTING
Two intimate and engaging programs are available to
visitors including a Gourmet Picnic Lunch and Wine Tasting
as well as a Wine Cave Tasting. Learn more online!
Cuvaison Estate Wines
Open Daily
Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4550 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga CA 94515
(707) 942-2468
www.cuvaison.com
www.brandlinvineyard.com
Follow Cuvaison and Brandlin
on Facebook and Twitter.
Experience Cuvaison Estate Wines’ warm hospitality on your next visit to Calistoga!
Cuvaison Estate Wines’ original tasting room and
historic winery in Calistoga, is on the east side of the
Silverado Trail nestled at the base of the Vaca
Mountain Range. The tasting room has a
contemporary take on the classic tasting
environment, offering an intimate experience where
guests can gather at the bar or enjoy a seated tasting.
Tree shaded picnic grounds are a popular
attraction and are open all year round to wine club
members and visitors.
Cuvaison produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
grown exclusively on its estate vineyard in the heart
of the world-renown region of Carneros in Napa
Valley. They also produce limited quantities of
Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and their port style dessert
wine for wine club members to taste and purchase.
Enjoy the rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and
limited Zinfandel wines from their historic Brandlin
Estate Vineyard located 1,200' above the valley floor.
If Calistoga is your destination, don’t miss visiting
Cuvaison Estate Wines’ tasting room.
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FUN FAMILY FACTS
Lee’s father, Ralph Love, is a listed Early California painter
and you can view his artwork in nine U.S. museums. Love
is revered for his Grand Canyon and California desert
paintings. He passed in 1992.
In 1994, Lee married one of her gallery artists, Paul
Youngman. The art world was intrigued when she and
Paul announced their marriage. Danny Medina with a
major Scottsdale art publication quipped, “Lee Love
knows how to keep her artists…she marries them!”
Lee Youngman Galleries
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
1316 Lincoln Ave. , Calistoga
www.leeyoungmangalleries.com | (707) 942-0585
Look for Lee Youngman Galleries on Facebook.
Mention this article up-front when you come in and receive
a $100 discount on any piece of fne art.
Lee Youngman Galleries is unique in several ways.
They represent over 35 name-worthy, professional,
full-time artists. Collectors know they can find original
quality art and many make return visits to purchase
additional paintings since 1985. Visitors will find
beautiful local and regional paintings not found anywhere
else in the wine country. The sales presentation is low-key
which makes purchasing art a pleasant experience. The
spacious gallery is an experience in viewing original oils,
watercolors, pastels and sculptures. Visitors are always
welcome to tour the gallery.
Ralph Love, Lee’s father, became a nationally known
and award-winning artist who had natural talent without
any formal training. Producing more than 1,900 pieces of
artwork and an assembly of art students over time, he left
a legacy. You can savor some of his soulful desert and
mountain landscapes at Lee Youngman Galleries.
Paul Youngman, Lee’s husband, came with abundance
of formal art training then he worked for twenty years in
the commercial art field. Later, he relied on his natural
talents as a painter and watercolorist of landscapes,
abstracts, architectural subjects, harbor scenes and wine
country artwork, which you can peruse at the gallery.
Visit Lee Youngman Galleries in Calistoga today for a
pleasant art experience. By Dawn Marie Carlson
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Howell Mountain
FOOD
College Market
15 Angwin Plaza, Angwin, (707) 965-6321
Here you will find plenty of options for picnicking.
Other than salami (meat-free products only), this store
has any other grocery items you may need.
Pope Valley Market
5850 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley, (707) 965-9922
This small market with some snack lunch items and local
organic herbs. It's a great place to stop and grab an ice
cream treat during your drive on a hot summer day.
LODGING
Camping – Bothe-Napa State Park
Hwy 29 & Larkmead Road between St. Helena/Calistoga
1-800-444-PARK
Vacation Rentals
Look online for vacation rentals on Howell Mountain. There are
some very nice private homes available.
THINGS TO DO
Las Posadas State Forest
5850 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley, (707) 965-9922
Hiking trails include a 4.4 mile, full loop trail that passes a
pioneer cemetary dating back to the 1800s
Howell Mountain Challenge
(707) 965-6346, web2.puc.edu/Pioneers/HMC
If mountain biking is your speed, this is a 10 mile circuit that’s
hilly on smooth to medium-rough trails with lots of trees … a
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Driving Time: 35 minutes
From Pope Valley Winery
to Bravante Vineyards 7.4 miles
to Viader Vineyards 2 miles
to Burgess Cellars > 1 mile
Total 13 miles
Not to Scale
Beginning on the Silverado Trail, this trip includes Conn Valley, Howell Mountain and Pope Valley with striking views from high elevations to rolling
hills on the valley floor. You can see what Napa County was like in the early pioneer days. Be sure to plan a full day for this one – it’s a beautiful drive
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• The cave, entirely hand-dug, took nine years to build!
• San Francisco Chronicle award winners:
Double Gold – 2011 ASA Cabernet Sauvignon
Best of Class – 2010 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Best of Class – 2010 Merlot Eakle Ranch
Silver – 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Eakle Ranch
Silver – 2010 Sparkling Blanc de Blancs
• There are special group or lunch tastings available by
appointment, and the winery has picnic grounds, a
bocce court and a horseshoe pit for guests’ enjoyment.
• Pope Valley was originally called Locallomes after the
Indians who frst settled the valley. The name was
changed to Pope Valley after Julian Pope was given a
land grant to the area by the Mexican government. After
the governor signed it, Julian Pope paid twenty-fve
cents and Pope Valley became his!
• Don’t miss the incredible Zinfandel Port! This rich,
luscious wine is the perfect ending for a day in the wine
country.
Pope Valley Winery
Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6613 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley
(707) 965-1246 | www.popevalleywinery.com
“Turn left and go back 100 years.”
Winding through picturesque fields, undulating
vineyards and oakstudded hills, one gets the feeling of
being transported back in time heading northeast away
from the Silverado Trail. There you will find Pope Valley
Winery established in 1897 originally as Burgundy Winery.
The winery itself seems to transport you back in time with
the original hand dug cave complete with hand hewn red
wood timbers. The original farmhouse still graces the
property, as well as a blacksmith’s workshop, complete with
the tools of the trade. The tasting room next to the winery
is welcoming and without pretense, offering a number of
limited production, winery only releases. The goal is not
just to provide an escape from the rest of the Valley but to
actually make you forget there is anywhere else at all. As
you can tell, Pope Valley the area and Pope Valley the
winery are very much alike: both are the true, authentic
“Old Napa” which so many people come to in search of.
Well, like all good things, it takes a bit of time, a
willingness to step away from where everyone is headed, in
order to find, but when you do, the results are all you
imagined and more. Head up and to the right and go taste
for yourself why Pope Valley Winery has been making quite
a name for itself by doing things in a time-tested,
unpretentious way. Enjoy!
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VARIETALS
Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and
Cabernet Sauvignon
BARRELS
Humidity-constant caves are full of American, French
and Hungarian oak barrels.
TOPOGRAPHY
As removed as the winery is from the bustle of the Valley
foor, it is still barely ten minutes from the intersection of
Deer Park Road and the Silverado Trail. So there it sits,
remote but easily accessible and the result is a casual,
unhurried, relaxed and informative tasting environment.
HARVESTING
At harvest they hand pick into small, fve pound trays to
keep the integrity of each individual berry prior to crush;
and they harvest in small lots, only as the unique sections
of their vineyards ripen one-by-one.
SPECIAL
Ask about the much-coveted Simpatico blended from the
fnest barrel-selected wine from each vintage, and Trio,
a Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend.
Bravante Vineyards
Open Wed-Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment.
Just give them a call, they’re happy to see you!
300 Stone Ridge Road, Angwin
(707) 965-2552 | www.bravantevineyards.com
At the end of a drive that sweeps through vineyards sits
Howell Mountains’ Bravante Vineyards, home to premium,
estate-grown wines. Here, the commitment is always, and
unwaveringly, to quality. “That goal drives everything we do
in the vineyard and in the cellar,” said founder and proprietor
George Bravante, a respected grower of citrus, stone fruit and
table grapes in the Central Valley. “We’re focused on crafting
consistently delicious and well-made wines from our historic
appellation.
“From the beginning, our philosophy has been grounded
in one word: commitment. Commitment to creating
world-class wine and commitment to the winemaking styles
that best
express the varietals. And that quality starts in the vineyard.”
The education and enjoyment begins in the compact but
comfortable tasting room, just off the winemaking facility,
with gleaming silver tanks and a modern crusher-destemmer.
Doors open on each end. Outside are entrances to the
naturally temperature and humidity controlled caves, an
integral part of their barrel aging program.
You begin your tour and tasting with a refreshing glass of
Sauvignon Blanc. Along the way you’ll hear anecdotes and
history inside the caves and outdoors, where the views are
spectacular. It is education at its most sublime – an hour of
learning, but mostly it’s about the enjoyment of both wine
and place. By Charles Neave
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• All of the rocks used in the building of the tasting
room, ofces, planters and walls were collected
from the lands surrounding the vineyards.
Especially selected are the ones covered with moss
and those with unique shapes that represent the
natural beauty of the mountain’s terrain in the
architectural elements of each structure.
• There are eight diferent types of lavender growing
on the estate. Not only are they gorgeous
fowering plants, but they attract bees and
contribute to the aromatic nature of Viader wines.
• The familial atmosphere carries on with Delia’s two
young grandsons (and possible third-generation
winemakers) happily pulling grapes of the vines
around harvest time with all-encompassing smiles.
• Viader is 1200 feet above the Napa Valley foor on
the rocky slopes of Howell Mountain. The European
design of the vineyards, with the vines oriented up
and down the steep hillsides, is a planting method
that optimizes sun exposure, vine density and
erosion control.
Viader Vineyards
Please call ahead to make an appointment
1120 Deer Park Road, Deer Park, CA 94576
(707) 963-3816 | www.viader.com
15% of wine purchases with this Day Trips guide.
From your perch high on a mountain rim, as you look down on a
stunning vista of vineyards and take your first sip of Viader wine, it
will dawn on you that this experience is one that will live in your
memory forever. The sweeping panoramic views that unfold before
you are some of the most magnificent on earth, befitting of the
elegant, take-your-breath-away wine that a gracious winery host has
just poured for you.
Viader Vineyards only makes red wine, but not just any red wine.
It has been the vision of one very determined and talented woman,
Delia Viader, to plant a European-style vineyard, with vines oriented
up and down the steep hillside of Howell Mountain and create wines
that can compete with the finest in the world. Such a vineyard
requires meticulous hand-farming resulting in wines that consistently
garner rave reviews from discriminating wine lovers.
Delia’s signature wine, Viader Proprietary Red Blend, features
Cabernet Sauvignon with a significant component of Cabernet Franc.
Delia’s aim was to create a wine that enhances a meal, and showcases
the charming elegance of Cabernet Franc together with the incredible
structure of mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. Described as
“Liquid Cashmere” by many, the Viader Proprietary Red Blend
displays silky tannins that Delia attributes to her mature
“first-growth” vineyard estate, now managed by her son, Alan Viader.
To round out the experience, her daughter-in-law Mariela Viader,
a Thomas Keller trained chef, can prepare hors d’oeuvres or small
dishes to pair with Viader wines for your special occasion or private
event with as little as three weeks advance notice.
A truly spectacular winery, coupled with magnificent wines…the
essence of an awe-inspiring Napa Valley Experience.
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• The original grapes were planted by Italian emigrant
Carlo Rossini in 1891 on property originally homsteaded in
the 1870s.
• Tom Burgess bought his small mountain-side winery in 1972
after falling in love with wine in the 1960s while touring Europe.
• From an open-air, mountainside porch you can see all the way
from Saint Helena to Calistoga.
• Their signature wine is the Cabernet Sauvignon, a big, bold
wine that represents this varietal at its best.
• Burgess Cellars keeps a large selection of wines in their
library, offering guests the opportunity to buy aged wines.
The wines in their library program are stored in ideal condi-
tions until release. “If you see our ‘library selection’ sticker on
the wine,” Mr. Burgess said, “it means it has never left our cellar
until the time of the library release.”
• Steve Burgess, the winery’s head of sales and marketing,
was actually born during the winery’s frst harvest!
Burgess Cellars
Call or visit the website to make an appointment.
1108 Deer Park Road
Deer Park, CA 94576
1-800-752-9463 | www.burgesscellars.com
Mention Day Trips for 10% off a purchase of six bottles and 20% off a case purchase.
There is one very important element that truly
defines Burgess Cellars: the unique site. As Steve Burgess
says, “It is why our wines are different. It is why we are
different.”
Located high on Howell Mountain, and commanding a
breathtaking view of the Napa Valley, Burgess can trace its
origins to a winery that was established on the property in
the 1880s. That was long before cars or paved roads existed
to link the property to civilization. The vineyards were
planted with the help of mules, dynamite and the hard
work of people whose vision is reflected today in the fine
wines of Burgess. “We’ve been sustainable since before the
word was invented. With us it has always been a necessity,”
relates Steve.
For those who wish to visit the historic wine country of
the Napa Valley, an afternoon at Burgess is essential.
The tasting room experience at Burgess is refreshingly
free of pretentiousness. Located in their barrel room, the
tasting bar is often manned by one of the family members.
Burgess wines are elegant and complex with purity and
balance, and include an array of Cabernet, Merlot and
Syrah. They also make a few wines that are only available at
the winery. Their Grenache and Petite Sirah are true “finds”
that you won’t get anywhere else. Their flagship wine,
Cabernet Sauvignon, thrives on the western slopes of
Howell Mountain near the winery. By Ronda Giangreco
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FOOD
Rutherford Grill
1180 Rutherford Road, Rutherford
(707) 963-1792, www.hillstone.com
Located at the crossroads of Hwy 29 and Rutherford
Road, the Rutherford Grill has been serving fabulous food
to locals and tourists of Napa Valley for decades. Don't
miss the fantastic selection of appetizers and entrees!
LODGING
Rancho Caymus Inn
1140 Rutherford Road, Rutherford
1-800-845-1777, www.ranchocaymus.com
Rustic elegance at its most charming. Surrounded by the
all-consuming fragrance and visual splendor of Napa
Valley, the Rancho Caymus Inn is a tranquil, petite
26-room Inn that is designed and decorated to capture
the simpler times of early California.
Auberge du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford
(707) 963-1211, www.aubergedusoleil.com
The discreet entrance off the Silverado Trail is your first
clue of the refined, uber chic elegance awaiting (guests
only) at this exclusive creme-de-la-creme hotel in premier
Napa Valley. Entrance to Auberge is very restricted to
guests only though the discerning public is welcome to dine
at the Micheline star restaurant or sip that $130 per
glass of vintage Champagne on the Terrace.
Striking Sage Canyon cups the eastern edge of Napa Valley and boasts some of the richest soil types and distinctive wine-growing elevations along
famed Atlas Peak and Lake Hennessey. It is also has the distinction of being one of the earliest winemaking regions in Napa when Swiss settlers
Anton and Caterina Nichelini hand built their stone Nichelini Family Winery in 1884 and served as key pioneers in the rise of Napa’s modern wine
industry. Today, this region still stands for excellence, beauty and careful craftsmanship.
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Driving Time: 11 minutes
From Nichelini Family Winery
to Kuleto Estate 1.6 miles
to Rutherford Ranch Winery 6.3 miles
Total 7.9 miles
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WHAT TO TASTE
The family is justifiably proud of all of their releases, but
if pressed and asked when unaccompanied by other
family members, universal praise was heaped upon the
white Old Vine Muscadelle de Bordelais, made from
Sauvignon Vert vines planted in 1946, and the
Old Vine Zinfandel, made from vines planted in 1929 by
Anton Nichelini himself.
PLAN AHEAD
Many of the winery’s bottlings are made in such small
quantities that only club members gain access to them.
The same goes for barrel tastings, wine-and-food events
and vineyard tours. Consider joining the wine club when
you visit to have total access to winery life.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT
Anton Nichelini was the frst Swiss settler in Chiles Valley,
establishing his homestead in 1884. A number of his
vines are still producing!
VARIETALS
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Old Vine Muscadelle
(Sauvignon Vert), Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Rosè of Cabernet
Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Old Vine Zinfandel
Nichelini Family Winery
Open Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Thursday by appointment
2950 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena
(707) 963-0717
www.nicheliniwinery.com
Bring in Day Trips and receive two tastings for the price of one.
“Since 1890...step back in time and let us take care of you!”
The oldest family-owned winery in the Napa Valley, Nichelini was
established in the Chiles Valley District by Italian-Swiss pioneer
winemaker Anton Nichelini in 1890. Anton planted many of the sites
still in use by the current generations of this family enterprise. Not
only is this one of the longest continuous winemaking families in the
United States, but the scenic drive to Chiles Valley will take you back,
mile by mile, to a simpler time. With the exception of the road, much
of what surrounds looks as it did one hundred years ago during the
first heyday of winemaking in the North Coast.
Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by a snapshot of Napa
winemaking circa 1900, including a gigantic Roman-style wine press
which was used commercially until 1955. The vineyards are nearby
and range in age from two-decades to nearly ten decades – that’s what
comes of caretaking the same set of rows generation after generation.
Inside the 1895 seven-bedroom farmhouse, the bottom floor is now a
tasting room, and outside are picnic tables and a bocce court. No
reservations are required for groups of up to a dozen, and the winery
does offer tours of the facility and barrel chai.
Another benefit of being in the wine business as a family for so
long is the ability to make wines which speak from the winemaker’s
passion rather than for large commercial distribution. The tasting
room is generally the only place to taste and purchase these fifty- to
one hundred-case lots, and not many other locations anywhere, let
alone in Napa, can give you access to heritage bottlings of old world
reds like Petite Sirah and Primitivo. What’s most impressive, though, is
the guiding philosophy the family will share with you while you are
there, tasting the wines and enjoying the locale: “We encourage you to
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GOOD TO KNOW
• 100% estate-grown fruit, featuring more than 100 separate
vineyard blocks
• Each block is farmed and picked separately with harvest often
lasting up to 50 days.
• Gravity fow winery allows gentle handling of lots as small as
one-half ton.
• The winery is 1250 feet above the valley foor with sweeping
views of Lake Hennessey and the vineyards of the Napa Valley.
• Their most unique wine is the Moscato which is fermented dry
(i.e. almost no residual sugar), making it one of the few
Moscatos that is not a dessert wine. This wine is the ideal
pairing for oysters!
• Make an appointment for a Cabernet tasting ofered at
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays for
$60 per person ($30 for wine club members) focusing on
limited-production Cabernets.
Kuleto Estate
Daily tours and tasting, by appointment
at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m., 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.
2470 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena
(707) 302-2209 | www.kuletoestate.com
Follow Kuleto Estate on Facebook
Winding through the eastern hills of the Napa Valley
one would be forgiven for believing it impossible for a
winery to be in such a remote setting. While snaking
through the back roads, a sense of anticipation builds.
Something wonderful must be around the next turn.
Indeed it is.
Upon arrival, you will feel as though you just stepped
into a faraway land. The outdoor ambiance is a blend of
Old World Europe and California’s Hispanic influenced
history. Once inside, visitors are greeted with a feast for the
eyes in every corner. Massive one-of-a-kind lighting
fixtures fashioned from gnarled tree limbs illuminate
classic mission-style furnishings.
The gracious staff of Kuleto Estate will start you off
with a “walking splash” of their refreshingly approachable
Rosato, a dry rosé. You will then head out for a tour of the
grounds of this magnificent estate, passing by the “Amalfi”
patio that overlooks the picturesque landscape, complete
with rolling vineyards and an awe-inspiring view of the
valley below. Standing at the point overlooking Lake
Hennessey, one will gaze on a vista that is unparalleled in
scope.
The estate tour is followed by a leisurely tasting on the
outdoor terrace. Your guide will pour a variety of
ultra-premium wines while you enjoy panoramic views of
this incredible mountaintop estate.
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VARIETALS
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot,
Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel
FUN FACT
Corks are a natural and renewable resource
produced from the bark of cork oak. You can
see one of these amazing specimens at the winery.
GREEN
Ask about the winery's Sustainability Certifcation from
the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
SPECIAL TASTINGS
Discover the unique Chocolate & Wine Pairing.
There are also daily tours (by appointment)
to learn the history and geography of the property
and includes a wine and cheese pairing.
Or, test your sensory skills with the
Sensory Analysis and Tasting experience.
Call the hospitality staf to make your reservation.
Rutherford Ranch Winery
Visit daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1680 Silverado Trail South, St. Helena
(707) 968-3200
www.rutherfordranch.com
Look for Rutherford Ranch Winery
on Facebook and Twitter
Of the 16 sub-appellations in the Napa Valley the Rutherford AVA
may be the most renowned. Legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff
said, “It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet.”
The Zaninovich family acquired the winery and estate vineyards in
2000, but have been growing grapes and crafting wines for three
generations. The winery grounds include a century-old olive grove and
an unpretentious, homey atmosphere makes it a peaceful respite in a
day of winery hopping.
Our winemaking team crafts elegant, true-to-the-varietal wines with
fruit sourced from the two estate vineyards and other select vineyards
throughout the valley. The cooler sites yield grapes with bright, rich
flavors and tropical fruit characteristics. Warmer sites within the valley
produce grapes with deep, intense flavors. Together they provide the
winemakers with an unequaled palette of flavor, character and quality.
Rutherford Ranch Winery was awarded “Napa Winery of the Year”
by the New York Int’l Wine Competition 2013.
The full line of award winning premium varietals include several
wines only available at the winery. Choose from Cabernet Sauvignon,
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel and deep, rich
proprietary red blends Rhiannon and Abela.
All of the wines are available in the tasting room along with Scott
Family Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the family’s vineyards in
Monterey County. Visitors can also enjoy the winery’s signature
Chocolate & Wine pairing – a unique wine experience with local
artisan chocolates – and purchase family-produced olive oil and
organically grown raisins (a visitor and staff favorite). Take the time to
discover these “Wines Worth Knowing.”
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St. Helena
The special little town of St. Helena is located seven short miles south of Calistoga on Foothill Blvd/CA Hwy 29. The playground of the tres chic
and tasteful, St. Helena’s one Main Street is filled to the brim with gourmet bakeries, acclaimed restaurants, couture clothes, and lavish home
decor and kitchen shops.
FOOD
Anna’s Cantina
1205 Main Street, St. Helena, (707) 963-4921
A great place to meet locals and indulge in some karoake!
A must for Thursday night visitors and public-singing-fans.
Anna's is a locals hangout that happily welcomes visitors.
Gott’s Roadside “Tray Gourmet”
933 Main Street, St. Helena
(707) 963-3486, www.gottsroadside.com
"Mighty Fine Eats!" indeed. Keeping alive the traditions of hand-
made American food. Artisanal ingredients in traditional recipes
combine for a refreshing take on old roadside favorites. Don't
miss the burgers and fries!
Guigni Deli
1227 Main Street, St. Helena, (707) 963-3421
An absolute must! Guigni Deli is known for their
“Guigni Juice” – it makes every sandwich incredible.
Model Bakery
1357 Main Street, St. Helena
(707) 963-8192, www.themodelbakery.com
Start your day with fresh coffee and hand-made pastry.
Tra Vigne
1050 Charter Oak Street, St. Helena
(707) 963-444, www.travignerestaurant.com
Italian inspired cuisine, remarkable 200 count wine list
V. Sattui Winery
Corner of Hwy. 29 & White Lane, St. Helena
(707) 963-7774, www.vsattui.com
Perfect spot for a wine country picnic with cheeses, meats, sal-
ads and panini as well as BBQ fare and pizzas on weekends
during spring, summer and fall.
LODGING
Inn at Southbridge
1020 Main Street, St. Helena
1-800-520-6800, www.innatsouthbridge.com
Ideally located in the center of St. Helena.
Meadowood
900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena
1-800-458-8080, www.meadowood.com
Luxury country resort unfolds across 250 lush acres with
tennis courts, croquet lawns, 9-hole golf course and spa.
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TRINCHERO
HALL ST. HELENA
Driving Time: 12 minutes
From Trinchero Family Estates
to Ballentine >1 mile
to St. Clement >1 mile
to Beringer >1 mile
to Merryvale 1 mile
to HALL St. Helena .5 mile
to V. Sattui .5 mile
Total 4 miles
Vineyard Country Inn
201 Main Street, St. Helena, (707) 963-1000
www.vineyardcountryinn.com
A three diamond, AAA approved lodge offering
21 suites with fireplaces. Using lovely old world
brick, the Vineyard Inn courtyards, pool, and
lounge areas provide a great place to unwind
after that busy day of wine tasting!
THINGS TO DO
Weekends at the Culinary Institute
of America (CIA)
2555 Main Street, St. Helena
1-888-995-1699
www.ciaachef.edu/enthusiasts
Select a cooking or wine class at the
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In 2007, Mario Monticelli became the winemaker with
hand-crafted winemaking experience. His focus is on
estate-grown wines from the family’s signifcant
vineyard holdings in the Napa Valley AVA scoring
more than 50 90+ point scores from top wine critics..
TASTING ROOM
The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Seminars are by appointment at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and
3 p.m. Call (707) 963-1160 or 1-800-473-4454
or email Lew Price at lprice@tfewines.com.
VARIETALS
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit
Verdot, Meritage and Sauvignon Blanc
Trinchero Napa Valley
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3070 North St. Helena Highway
Napa, CA 94574
(707) 963-1160 or 1-800-473-4454
www.trincheronapavalley.com
Follow Trinchero Napa Valley on Facebook!
Mention ‘Day Trips’ for 2-for-1 Tasting
Experience Old World Hospitality at Trinchero Napa Valley
Taste the history from Mario and Mary Trinchero, the
family’s winemaking heritage. Trinchero Napa Valley focuses on
small lot estate grown wines specializing in single-vineyard
Cabernets.
The Trinchero family descendants designed and built a new
winery, tasting room and luxurious hospitality center in 2007
with views of the Howell and Spring Mountains on the
twenty-two acre site. The site has wine education programs
and a Tuscan-style culinary center, which features indoor and
outdoor kitchens, culinary gardens and a wine cellar. The new
fermentation center design reflects New York’s Grand Central
Station and the barrel room has 1,400 French oak barrels. The
family’s history is displayed throughout the hospitality center
and tasting room.
You can enjoy A Taste of Terroir, which is a horizontal
tasting of single-vineyard Cabernets, and an introduction to the
appellations of Napa Valley. The sit-down comparative tasting
takes place in the downstairs cellar of the hospitality center and
includes individual cheese pairings ($50 by appointment). At
the wine bar, you can sample four current releases ($15) or
select a Cabernet comparative tasting that includes the
Signature Cabernet ($30).
The Legacy Club offers members first access to the
small-production wines with a twenty percent discount, special
offerings throughout the year and invitations to festivals and
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Chardonnay, Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Petit Verdot, Petite
Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet
Sauvignon, Zinfandel Port and a very rare sparkling
Malvasia Bianca Frizzante that is perfect for that special
occasion or a spur-of-the moment picnic.
TASTINGS
Available by prior appointment
FOOD PAIRING
Try their rich Port with dark chocolate after a meal,
or just as a special treat any time of day.
PRODUCTION
About 10,000 cases a year.
GEOGRAPHY
The hills that create the Napa Valley also help shape the
wines made in this part of Northern California Wine
Country. To the east of this winery is the Vaca Range, on the
other side of the Valley; to the west, across from the winery,
are the Mayacamas.
GREEN FACT
The winery is now 100-percent solar powered,
just one of their many green eforts.
Ballentine Vineyards
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only
2820 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena
(707) 963-7919
www.ballentinevineyards.com
There is a lot of history behind this winery. John
Ballentine emigrated in 1910 from County Tyrone, Ireland
to the Bay Area. His son Van grew up in the Napa Valley
helping to plant vineyards, prune vines and make wine.
The history of this winery also involves the Pocai
family from Italy. Over time, their winemaking, their
families and their fortunes intertwined. Even the
devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906 played a
part.
Luck was also a major player, especially when it came
to the acquisition of some of the best vineyard land in the
entire Napa Valley. Luck can never be an underestimated
component when it comes to successful winemaking, a
fact that continues to this day.
When you enter the tasting room at this working
winery, you’ll find a long, stylish room with
chocolate-hued walls, an L-shaped bar and lots of stone
and wood. Windows on the north look out on vineyards,
the floor is slate, the lighting modern, and you’re likely to
find yourself talking to the owners and their
always-friendly staff.
Today, all of the Ballentine wines are estate wines and
the wines available in the tasting room are wonderful
examples of what the Napa Valley is famous for. Here,
you’ll find your own favorites as you taste your way
through Ballentine’s list of special offerings. By Charles Neave
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ONLY AT THE WINERY!
St. Clement produces 14 wines, but only fve of them
are available in select markets throughout the US. The
remaining eight are secret little gems that you can only fnd in
the tasting room.
DON’T MISS:
2009 Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon,
Howell Mountain
This single vineyard Cabernet comes across
as ethereal at frst, then gains volume and shape
in the glass. Cranberry, raspberry, minerals, mint
and spices are all woven together. It received 91 points from
Wine Advocate and retails for $80.
VARIETALS
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay
FUN FACT
St. Clement's portfolio of stunning Napa Valley wines is anchored
by the fagship Oroppas Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to their
own vineyards, St. Clement has been working for years to build
relationships with some of the top winegrowers in Napa Valley's
most sought-after sub-appellations. Each vineyard brings its own
individual qualities to the blend.
St. Clement Vineyards
Open Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2867 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena
1-866-877-5939 • www.stclement.com
Mention Day Trips and receive a two-for-one tasting!
*Terms and conditions apply – see winery for details.
Words hardly do justice to St. Clement Vineyards
and Tasting Room. Set high above the Napa Valley floor
in an 1870s Victorian house, St. Clement is at once regal
and inviting.
St. Clement Vineyards was a private residence until
1976 when it became a winery dedicated to producing
world-class wines.
The home itself was built in 1878 and is a
remarkable piece of California Victorian architecture.
Think period-appropriate paint, decor and details like
carved arrows in the eaves to ward off evil spirits!
More than half of Napa’s 33 different soil series and
100 different soil variations are represented in St.
Clement wines. The grapes are sourced from some of the
best vineyards in the Napa Valley from diverse AVAs
such as Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and
Rutherford. They are able to take these exceptional
grapes and produce St. Clement wines with
extraordinary depth and complexity.
Tasting fees are $20-$25 and guests can choose from
a menu that includes reds and whites. For those
interested in private tastings, St. Clement offers Big Reds
of St. Clement which features limited-production
Cabernet Sauvignons from a variety of Napa Valley
vineyards. Private tastings are by appointment only and
are $35 per person. By Abigail P. Zimmerman
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FUN FACT
Beringer Vineyards has Victorian-era roots and is the
oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley!
In 2001, the entire winery site was designated a Historic
District on the National Register of Historic Places.
VARIETALS
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,
Sauvignon Blanc, White Zinfandel, Moscato,
Sparkling Moscato
WHAT TO TASTE
The 2010 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted
from a blend of several premier Napa Valley vineyards.
A blend of mountain and valley foor fruit, this Cabernet
retails for $160. It scored 94 points from Wine Spectator.
CALLING ALL FOODIES!
Find recipes to perfectly pair with Beringer wines on the
winery’s website.
Beringer Vineyards
Open daily June through October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November through May, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2000 Main Street , St. Helena
1-866-708-9463 • www.beringer.com
Follow Beringer Vineyards on Facebook and
learn of new releases and special events!
Mention Day Trips and receive a two-for-one tasting!
*Terms and conditions apply – see winery for details.
For more than 130 years, Beringer Vineyards has reflected
the rewards of hard labor, agricultural pride and determined
viticultural stewardship.
German emigrant Jacob Beringer followed his brother
Frederick to the New World in 1868 to begin a new life.
Hearing of California’s warm, sunny climate, the brothers
headed west to Napa Valley. Vintage cellar worker, Jacob
Beringer was thrilled to find Napa’s rocky, well-drained soils
similar to those of his native Rhine Valley.
From the beginning, the Beringer brothers were vastly
ahead of the oenological times. Frederick and Jacob built a
gravity-flow winery and steam-powered grape crusher, then
enlisted the help of laborers to hand-dig tunnels within the
hills of Napa Valley. There are two different tours offered daily
that explore the Old Winery and tunnels.
Beringer is world-famous for crafting classic wines from
Napa’s finest appellations and vineyards. Founder Jacob’s
foresight in recognizing the quality and potential of grape
growing in the Napa Valley is part of the living heritage of
Beringer Vineyards. In its third century, Beringer is led by
Winemaker Laurie Hook who produces wines that speak
eloquently of Beringer’s rich history and contemporary
elegance.
Laurie speaks volumes when she says “you can’t make wine
only through science...trust your intuition as well.” It is this
blend of art and science that elevates Beringer wines above the
rest. By Abigail P. Zimmerman
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Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc,
Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Antigua Dessert
Wine, and Profle – a classic Bordeaux blend. Many
of these wines, particularly the Profle, are available
in large formats and as older library wines.
AWARDS
To be honest, far too many to mention. On an
environmental “green” level, they have received
multiple certifcations.
HISTORIC TRIVIA
The Merryvale winery building was the frst new
winery built in the Napa Valley after Prohibition was
(at last!) repealed.
FUN FACT
Look around the tasting room to discover just what
an artisan can do with barrel staves.
PRIVATE EVENTS
Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, family occa-
sions, corporate events and more, the Cask Room at
Merryvale can accommodate groups of up to 112.
Call (707) 968-3429 for details.
Merryvale Vineyards
Wine Tastings offered until 5 p.m.
Open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
1000 Main Street, St. Helena
(707) 963-7777 | www.merryvale.com
Facebook & Twitter
Mention ‘Day Trips‘ for a 2-for-1 Signature Tasting!
If a movie company were to design a set, they could not do better
than to replicate the historic, family-owned Merryvale Vineyards
property. From the ivy on the side of the building to the manicured
grounds, tall trees and the fountain outside, to the expanse of wood,
wood beams and ochre walls inside. There is also the Library Room
where great vintages of Merryvale wines gently rest, and the magnificent
Cask Room separated from the tasting room by just an iron gate. In this
stone-walled room are double-tiered racks of enormous century-old oak
casks and on either side as you enter, even larger monuments to the
grape.
“Our goal is to craft elegant, complex, world-class wines in the finest
European style, yet reflecting the fruit from Napa Valley’s finest vineyards. To
that end, we emphasize quality over quantity with no compromises.” To
discover how this statement manifests itself in the bottle and in the glass,
plan a visit to Merryvale’s spacious tasting room. You can choose from the
two tasting options: The Signature Tasting that offers four wines to taste and
the Prestige Tasting that has five, including Profile.
The winery also offers two very unique experiences for guests: the
Wine & Cheese tasting and the Profile Library Tasting. The wine and
cheese tasting is a seated, semi-private food & wine experience that pairs
artisan cheeses with Merryvale Vineyards wines. Developed by our on
staff CIA-trained chef, Jason Velderrain, the Merryvale Cheese & Wine
Tasting focus on family-owned, local-sourced products that embody the
values of the Merryvale Vineyards family. It is available daily by prior
appointment.
Profile by Merryvale is the pinnacle of Napa Valley wines.
Handcrafted from select vineyard sites as well as the Schlatter Family
Estate Vineyard, Profile is the centerpiece of the Merryvale winemaking
legacy. Combining our current release Profile with three past vintages,
this privately hosted, seated tasting is the ultimate expression of
Merryvale’s unique and historic winemaking history. This experience is
available by prior appointment.
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HALL produces 12 diferent labels of Cabernet
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Alexander Valley. The winery also produces Sauvignon
Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir. HALL’s Napa Valley estate
vineyards are Certifed Organic and employ cutting-edge
vineyard technology to yield the highest quality grapes.
TOURS & TASTINGS
Call for details/reservations.
• Gallery 401 Tasting – $30, walk-in basis
• Bergfeld Tour & Tasting – $50, daily on the hour
• Wine Tasting 101 – $30, daily at 10 a.m.
• Demystifying Wine & food – $75, Saturday at 11 a.m.
• Sunset Cruise – $50, Friday at 5:30 p.m.
• Ultimate Cabernet Collector – $100, daily at 11 a.m.
• Wine & Art Exploration – $50, Sunday at 11 a.m.
HALL St. Helena
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
401 St. Helena Highway South
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-2626 | www.hallwines.com
@hallwines
HALL has more than 30 wines that have been rated 90 or above.
One winery I can’t stop talking about is HALL St. Helena.
Unveiled late last year, the “reimagined” winery and Visitor’s
Center combines both the old and the new; a sophisticated
tasting room, a historic Napa Valley building dating back to
1885, a modern art collection both inside and out and, of
course, exquisite wines.
The first thing you’ll notice about HALL is its huge sparkling
new rabbit sculpture on Highway 29. “Bunny Foo-Foo” is one
of the incredible works of famed artist Lawrence Argent, who
also did a similar installation at the Sacramento Airport.
Modern, one-of-a kind sculptures are infused throughout
the buildings and in the gardens. On the lower floor of the
main building is a state of the art winemaking facility, and was
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California. If you look up above the fermentation vats, you’ll
see red glass sculptures and large pinwheels that appear to float
from the ceiling.
Inside their sophisticated glass-walled tasting room you’ll be
greeted with a splash of Sauvignon Blanc, their “welcome wine”
– followed by awared-winning Cabernets (HALL has more than
30 wines rated 90+). The winery produces 12 different
Cabernets each from small lot vineyards, and each with
remarkably different qualities. The 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet
is full of luscious rich berries, soft notes of oak and smooth
tannins. I also loved the 2010 T-Bar-T Ranch from Alexander
Valley, jam-packed with baked cherries and currants, spicy
notes, and a minerality that makes it for a perfect pairing with a
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VARIETALS
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir,
Syrah, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, White Riesling,
Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Madeira,
Sparkling Wines, Muscat and more
HUNGRY?
Enjoy food and wine pairings and pick up a snack,
a picnic, something savory or sweet to nibble on all from
the deli where you’ll fnd more than 200 cheeses and an
assortment of food items and gifts.
SPECIAL EVENTS
If you’re planning a wedding or dinner, everything you
need for a special event is within these stone walls.
SPECIAL OFFERS
Consider membership in the Cellar Club or Wine of the
Month Club, which allows year-round access to taste a
portfolio of their best wines and invitations to special
events.
V. Sattui Winery
Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Winter 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
1111 White Lane, St. Helena
(707) 963-7774 | www.vsattui.com
Follow V. Sattui Winery on Facebook
and Twitter @vsattui1885.
Enjoy a 2-for-1 Premium Tasting with a copy of this article.
Vittorio Sattui was an Italian immigrant who founded a winery
in San Francisco in 1885, and is the great-grandfather of Dario
Sattui, who restarted the family winery in St. Helena in 1975. It’s
like a slice of Italy, with a busy piazza of stone walls, courtyards, a
tower, cellars, fountain and expansive picnic grounds. Of course, a
selection of highly-rated wines is always available.
It all begins when you enter the Italian Deli & Marketplace,
where you can shop an expansive variety of house-made
sandwiches, salads, meats and over 200 cheeses. The famous
weekend BBQ is especially tantalizing. Next stop, the tasting area,
offering a variety of wine tasting options. There’s a whole list of
highly-rated Cabernets, Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels from which to
choose; and if you like white wines, V. Sattui produces
award-winning Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs and Muscat wines.
V. Sattui is also one of the biggest producers of Riesling in both dry
and off-dry styles. With the Reserve Tasting you’ll try a flight of six
single-vineyard and limited-release wines. V. Sattui wines are only
available at the winery or online at www.vsattui.com, making a
visit to the tasting room just a little more special.
So, what are the critics saying? V. Sattui offers more than a
dozen 90+ point rated wines from the likes of the Wine Enthusiast,
Wine Spectator, Connoisseurs Guide and more.
If that were not enough, V. Sattui Winemaker Brooks Painter
was named “Winemaker of the Year” at the prestigious San
Francisco International Wine Competition. And that’s just after
V. Sattui was named “Winery of the Year” for the third year in a row
at the 2014 Winemaker Challenge. With over 100 Gold, Platinum,
“Best of Class” and “Best of Show” medals in the past year alone,
V. Sattui wines are worth their weight in gold!
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Rutherford/Oakville
FOOD
Oakville Grocery
7856 Highway 29, Oakville, CA 94562
(707) 944-8802, www.oakvillegrocery.com
Built in 1881, this "little country store" has sold
local, all-California sundries, deli delights and
confections for more than 120 years... This is a
great place to find gifts!
Rutherford Grill
1180 Rutherford Road, Rutherford
(707) 963-1792, www.hillstone.com
Located at the crossroads of Hwy 29 and
Rutherford Road, the Rutherford Grill has been
serving fabulous food to locals and tourists of Napa
Valley for decades. Don't miss the fantastic selection
of appetizers and entrees!
LODGING
Rancho Caymus Inn
1140 Rutherford Road, Rutherford
1-800-845-1777, www.ranchocaymus.com
Rustic elegance at its most charming.
Surrounded by the all-consuming fragrance and
visual splendor of Napa Valley, the Rancho
Caymus Inn is a tranquil, petite 26-room Inn
that is designed and decorated to capture the
simpler times of early California.
Auberge du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford
(707) 963-1211, www.aubergedusoleil.com
The discreet entrance off the Silverado Trail is
your first clue of the refined, uber chic elegance
awaiting (guests only) at this exclusive
creme-de-la-creme hotel in premier Napa Valley.
Entrance to Auberge is very restricted to guests
only though the discerning public is welcome to dine
at the Micheline star restaurant or sip that $130
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Oakville began in the 1860s as a waterstop for
tourist steam trains. Neighboring Rutherford
grew to boast some of the most famous wine
labels in the new world. Today, the rolling
vineyards in this part of unincorporated
Napa still serves as an outstanding tourist
destination for visitors seeking an artisan,
gourmet experience. World-class wineries
offer up some of the finest Napa reds and
white wines known to oenophiles while the
Oakville Grocery is equally famous for
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VARIETALS
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot,
Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel
FUN FACT
Corks are a natural and renewable resource
produced from the bark of cork oak. You can
see one of these amazing specimens at the winery.
GREEN
Ask about the winery's Sustainability Certifcation from
the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
SPECIAL TASTINGS
Discover the unique Chocolate & Wine Pairing.
There are also daily tours (by appointment)
to learn the history and geography of the property
and includes a wine and cheese pairing.
Or, test your sensory skills with the
Sensory Analysis and Tasting experience.
Call the hospitality staf to make your reservation.
Rutherford Ranch Winery
Visit daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1680 Silverado Trail South, St. Helena
(707) 968-3200
www.rutherfordranch.com
Look for Rutherford Ranch Winery
on Facebook and Twitter
Of the 16 sub-appellations in the Napa Valley the Rutherford AVA
may be the most renowned. Legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff
said, “It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet.”
The Zaninovich family acquired the winery and estate vineyards in
2000, but have been growing grapes and crafting wines for three
generations. The winery grounds include a century-old olive grove and
an unpretentious, homey atmosphere makes it a peaceful respite in a
day of winery hopping.
Our winemaking team crafts elegant, true-to-the-varietal wines with
fruit sourced from the two estate vineyards and other select vineyards
throughout the valley. The cooler sites yield grapes with bright, rich
flavors and tropical fruit characteristics. Warmer sites within the valley
produce grapes with deep, intense flavors. Together they provide the
winemakers with an unequaled palette of flavor, character and quality.
Rutherford Ranch Winery was awarded “Napa Winery of the Year”
by the New York Int’l Wine Competition 2013.
The full line of award winning premium varietals include several
wines only available at the winery. Choose from Cabernet Sauvignon,
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel and deep, rich
proprietary red blends Rhiannon and Abela.
All of the wines are available in the tasting room along with Scott
Family Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the family’s vineyards in
Monterey County. Visitors can also enjoy the winery’s signature
Chocolate & Wine pairing – a unique wine experience with local
artisan chocolates – and purchase family-produced olive oil and
organically grown raisins (a visitor and staff favorite). Take the time to
discover these “Wines Worth Knowing.”
Wine Tasting Pass – Redeem for Two-for-One Tasting
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Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon,
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CLUB ROOM
A seated VIP tasting experience with light fare in the
Club Room overlooking the Estate Vineyard and
Barrel Room. By appointment only.
Seatings at 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. daily.
EDUCATION
Public tours are conducted that are fun, educational and
provide a behind-the-scenes look at a family-owned
working winery. They can also set one up especially for
you! Call for daily times and options.
GREAT GIFT
Indulge yourself with the gift of being part of their
extended family – join the wine club! Whether for
yourself or for someone special, it’s like getting the Napa
Valley’s fnest delivered to your doorstep three times a
year. There is a reds-only option. Visit whitehalllane.com
for details.
Whitehall Lane Winery
Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1563 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena
1-800-963-9454 x19
www.whitehalllane.com
Look for Whitehall Lane Winery
on Facebook and Twitter
Ask about Reserve Tasting, with access to the winery-exclusive, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons poured side by side.
For years Whitehall Lane has been known for its wide
variety of wines, incredible Cabernets and friendly staff.
The Leonardini family owns and operates the winery and has
created a portfolio of limited-production wines found only at
the winery.
To introduce visitors to Whitehall Lane and do some
painless wine education, they offer daily tastings covering such
topics as the art and science of winemaking, the valley history
and just plain fun facts. They talk about varietals, sensory
evaluations of wine and pairing wine with food. During each
session you’ll sample a variety of current-release wines such
as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and
Cabernet Sauvignon.
For the most discerning visitors they offer an exclusive wine
tasting experience in their Club Room, perched atop the
winery’s newest addition. You’ll enjoy a seated tasting of Reserve
Cabernet with a winery concierge in this beautiful setting with a
sweeping view of vineyards from indoors and on the deck.
A charcuterie platter is available to accompany your tasting.
An appointment is required. Allow an hour so you can relax
and fully enjoy the experience.
Actually, there are all sorts of wine surprises in the Club
Room. You may get a preview of an unreleased wine, a vertical
from the library, or a horizontal tasting of all the winery’s
Cabernets. They now produce two single-vineyard Cabernet
Sauvignons: the Leonardini Vineyard Cabernet from the
St. Helena appellation, and the Millennium MM Vineyard
from Rutherford. But the fact is that no matter which of the
tasting options you choose, you can be guaranteed an
experience you’ll long remember.
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PHILOSOPHY:
“Life looks better from Rutherford Hill.”
VARIETALS
Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Malbec,
Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel
Port, Rosé
DAILY TOURS
Daily tours of the winery include the tasting
of fve Napa Valley Red wines, ofered daily
at 11: 30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Guests are
taken through the winery cellars, and
impressive cave system while tasting and
learning Rutherford’s history and
winemaker’s philosophy.
Rutherford Hill Winery
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
200 Rutherford Hill Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 963-1871
www.rutherfordhill.com
You can also follow
Rutherford Hill Winery
on Facebook and Twitter
Receive $10 of a bottle of wine purchase with proof of Day Trip article.
Rutherford Hill, a Terlato family owned winery, is perched high on
the eastern hillside just off of the Silverado Trail, and is known as a
pioneer in Merlot. Set amid oak woodlands and rolling vineyards,
visitors are greeted with unmatched valley views. The winery exudes a
sense of casual elegance, with lush gardens, climbing roses and an
expansive courtyard area making it a must-see Napa Valley
destination.
Merlot leads the portfolio of world-class Rutherford Hill varietals
produced from grapes grown in an array of carefully selected estate
vineyards and produced with the Terlato family’s legendary
commitment to quality. Owner John Terlato works closely with
winemaker Marisa Taylor, who hand-crafts 11 different classic varietals
each year.
The Rutherford Hill caves are a unique characteristic of the winery,
and offer the perfect environment to honor the ancient practice of
aging wine underground. At 59° and 90 percent humidity, the wines
evolve flawlessly and with minimal evaporation, reducing alcohol
concentration. The revival of the winery was led by Anthony Terlato
and his sons, Bill and John when they purchased the winery in 1996.
They see themselves as stewards of the land and a solar power system
delivers the winery’s electricity.
Rutherford Hill offers a unique dining experience where guests can
enjoy a private dinner in the candlelit wine aging caves.
The gorgeous picnic grounds are perfect for a memorable picnic
and are available by reservation for a fee.
Don’t miss the chance to experience Rutherford Hill – legendary
Merlot, sweeping views of the valley and the adventure you crave.
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Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir,
Merlot, Chardonnay, Fumé Blanc
FUN FACTS
Geneviève Janssens, Director of Winemaking for Robert
Mondavi Winery was named Wine Enthusiast’s 2010
Winemaker of the Year. These awards recognize excellence in
the wine industry, honoring the most notable fgures, with a
special emphasis on achievements made over the past year.
CONCERTS
For 45 years, the annual Summer Concert Series has hosted
legendary musical artists ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Josh
Groban. Bring a picnic supper along, or choose a meal on site
from local restaurant partners. Purchase tickets soon – they
sell out quickly!
Robert Mondavi Winery
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7801 St. Helena Highway, Napa CA 94562
1-888-766-6328 Option 2
www.robertmondaviwinery.com/Visit-Us
You know the name – it’s synonymous with wines
that stand among the world’s finest. For more than 40
years, Robert Mondavi Winery has been delighting
visitors with an inspired mix of award-winning wines,
fine cuisine and the best in music and the arts.
Sample the hand-crafted, winery-only Spotlight
wines from the stunning, redesigned Vineyard Tasting
Room, or linger on the new patios, where beautiful
views of the famous To Kalon Vineyard invite you to
sip, savor and connect with friends and family. Visit
the To Kalon Reserve Room for reserve wines and
personal service in a luxurious, intimate setting, and
pair your selections with an artisan cheese plate.
For an unforgettable experience in food and wine
pairing, indulge in the leisurely Harvests of Joy lunch,
or join the Garden to Table dinner program, where
you’ll work with the winery chef to craft your meal
from garden-fresh produce. Programs featuring cheese
and wine pairings, chocolate and wine explorations,
and library wine tastings are also available.
The winery’s renowned Signature Tour takes you
on a 90-minute, comprehensive journey from grape
to glass, and concludes with a seated tasting of three
wines. Small group sizes ensure a personal, in-depth
experience. For those travelling with children or with
time constraints, the Discovery Tour provides a
viewing of the vineyards and cellars and a tasting in a
30-minute time frame. By Alexandra Charsley
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Napa
FOOD
Cole’s Chop House
1122 Main Street, Napa
(707) 224-6328, www.coleschophouse.com
Make your reservations for this classic American chop
house in the heart of old town Napa. The menu features
21 dry-aged prime steaks, Certified Angus Beef,
New Zealand lamb and fresh seafood.
Celadon
500 Main Street, Napa
(707) 254-9690, www.celadonnapa.com
A quasi-casual dining experience, Celadon takes
the best of Napa Valley produce, wines and foods
and serves them up as “Global Comfort Foods”
with a casual, stylish flair. No pretensions here …
just delicious lunch and dinner!
LODGING
The Meritage Hotel & Spa
875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, (707) 251-1900
1-866-370-6272, www.themeritageresort.com
Lavish guest rooms and Napa’s only underground
full-service Spa is sure to soothe your weary soul.
Dine at the award-winning Siena restaurant.
THINGS TO DO
Oxbow Public Market
644 1st Street, Napa, (707) 226-6529
www.oxbowpublicmarket.com
One-of-a-kind foods, picnics, wines and unique shopping
all under one roof. Friday night music and Saturday
morning Farmers Markets are a treat.
Anette’s Chocolates | C CASA, Latin Cuisine |
Ca’ Momi | Cate & Co., Gluten Free Bake Shop & Eatery |
The Fatted Calf – Charcuterie & Butcher | Five Dot
Ranch – fresh beef, deli | Gott’s Roadside – gourmet burger
stand | Hog Island Oyster Bar | Kanaloa Seafood | Kara’s
Cupcakes | Kitchen Door, restaurant | Marshall’s Farm Honey
| The Model Bakery | The Monkey Flower Group | Napa Valley
Distillery, microdistillery and cocktail-related items | The Olive
Press | Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant | Oxbow Produce &
Grocery | Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen | Poor House, home decor
and gift items
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Enjoy Celadon’s award-winning
‘Global Comfort Food’
in our beautiful dining room
or on the lovely courtyard.
The seasonally influenced menu features flavors
from the Mediterranean, Asia and the Americas.
500 Main St, Ste G, Napa - In the Historic Napa Mill
707-254-9690 • www.celadonnapa.com
Downtown Napa is an essential stop for any visitor. This charming old town is filled with great shops, wine tasting venues, fine dining, inns and
all sorts of special events happening along the recently restored waterfront and trees-lined avenues. For what‘s going on in Downtown Napa,
visit the website at www.napadowntown.com. Situated on the north end of Napa is Stags Leap AVA that produces world renowned Cabernet
Sauvignon as well as other Bordeaux varietals.
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On weekends adorable
miniature horses (part
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program) are on hand
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Jamieson Ranch Vineyards
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Napa Comfort Food
Served daily at 12:15 p.m. with reservations
1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa
Reservations: (707) 254-8673 ext. 119
or www.jamiesonranch.com
Be sure to watch the calendar at jamiesonranch.com
for upcoming winery events
Mention ‘Day Trips’ for an upgraded tasting experience.
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is the southernmost winery
in the Napa Valley, allowing convenient access from many
Bay Area locations. The property’s more than 300 acres of
gently rolling hillsides and vineyards were formerly part of
General Mariano Vallejo’s Rancho Suscol in the mid-1800s.
Today, the ranching tradition continues with cattle grazing
the hillsides, sheep amidst the vines for weed control and
an apiary, from which the estate honey is sourced.
The unique architecture of Jamieson Ranch is
reminiscent of a majestic western mountain lodge, replete
with soaring ceilings, seating around a cozy fireplace, an
observation gallery overlooking the barrel room and
production area and a spectacular wraparound veranda
that affords sweeping views of the Napa Valley and San
Pablo Bay.
NAPA COMFORT FOOD: WOOD-FIRED | WINE-FRIENDLY
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards recently launched “Napa
Comfort Food: Wood-Fired | Wine-Friendly” – the
innovative new culinary program featuring sophisticated
comfort food with a twist. An ode to its historic, ranching
roots, these offerings showcase each season’s freshest
ingredients – whenever possible, sourced from their
organic gardens – coupled with expressive wines from the
JRV portfolio. Chef will also whip up some mouthwatering
bites on the wood-fired grill. Each pairing will burst with
unexpected, bright and satisfying flavors. Pairings are
served daily at 12:15 p.m., with advance reservations.
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Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Merlot,
Sangiovese, Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon
CAPP HERITAGE
Dan Capp is the great, great grandson of Napa
Valley pioneers David Hudson and wife, Francis
Grifth. Traveling by wagon train, they crossed
the Sierra Nevada, settled in the Napa Valley in
1845 and planted the frst vineyard in St.
Helena.
Capp Heritage Vineyards
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Often later on Fridays and Saturdays
1245 First Street at Randolph
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 254-1922
Email gary@cappheritage.com
Check out the art & music series on some Sundays. Call ahead for details.
Take a step back in time at the recently opened Capp Heritage
Vineyards Tasting Room and Vintage d’Elegance Lounge . Enjoy a
glass of wine at the historic Noyes Mansion bar situated under
belt-driven ceiling fans reminiscent of Napa in the late 1800s.
Or, venture into the adjacent lounge featuring Art Deco decor, a
wondrous copper-clad fireplace and a ten-foot-diameter stained-glass
domed ceiling light … a perfect place to sit and stay a while. It’s also
available for group tastings, special events, concerts and art exhibits.
The new addition to downtown Napa is owned by Dan and
Marguerite Capp, long-time Napa County residents and is managed
by artist-musician Gary William Koehler, the former General
Manager and National Sales Director for Dutch Henry Winery.
Come for the evening music, come for the Sunday art shows, but
most of all come for the wine and an experience unparalleled in the
Napa Valley.
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GOOD TO KNOW
• Ca’ Momi means “House of Momi,” the
namesake of their villa and vineyards
in Veneto, Italy.
• Folks can grab small bites at the
Ca’ Momi Enoteca bar, serving an
assortment of antipasti, imported and
local artisan meats and cheeses,
piadine and more.
• Ca’ Momi is a Michelin-recommended
restaurant that crafts and serves
“obsessively authentic Italian” cuisine.
Ca’ Momi Napa Valley
Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
610 First Street, Napa
Oxbow Public Market
(707) 257-4992
www.camomi.com
Reservations can be made on the
Ca‘ Momi Enoteca website:
www.camomienoteca.com
www.facebook.com/
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Bring in Day Trips for a complimentary wine tasting, up to 4 people and 15% of Ca' Momi cases
Follow the aroma of wine and wood-oven-fired pizzas to Napa’s
buzzing hub, Oxbow Public Market, where Ca’ Momi resides. It’s a place
to kick back riverside, while biting into the perfection of traditional
Napoletana pizza pie and other Italian-inspired bites, and sipping
Ca’ Momi wines.
Ca’ Momi is owned and operated by three spirited Italians, who
wanted to make wine in Napa Valley, while capturing the essence of their
Italian heritage. Ca’ Momi brings a taste of Italy to the eclectic mix at the
Oxbow. It’s a full-service restaurant, Enoteca (wine bar) and retail shop,
all rolled into one, where patrons have a choice of services.
The Drink – Serving as the winery tasting bar, Ca’ Momi Enoteca provides
a place to sit and savor. Known for its Rosso di Napa – a complex red
blend – Ca’ Momi also makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot
Noir, and a selection of other wines in small lots, as well as serving wine
from other local boutique Italian-varietal producers. The Enoteca has
several award-winning beers on tap or by the bottle. A variety of Italian
sodas and refreshing sparkling waters are available, too.
The Food – Ca’ Momi is one of only a few Italian restaurants in the
country to be certified by Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN), meaning it
specializes in truly authentic pizza Napoletana – created with the same
genuine technique found on the streets of Naples, Italy. An essential part
of the arduous process requires that pizzas be cooked for 90 seconds in a
wood-burning oven at 900 degrees. The finished pie has a raised edge
crust – soft, elastic and easily foldable – not crispy.
The sit-down restaurant also serves traditional Italian plates:
Tagliatelle alle fave, pecorino e menta (pasta with fava pesto, mint leaves
and pecorino romano) or Crespelle ai funghi (a thin pancake filled with
Wine Forest mushrooms, parmigiano reggiano and mascarpone) and
Italian pastries that would have inspired da Vinci to sculpt a cream puff
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VARIETALS
Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Syrah, Zinfandel and Chardonnay
GOOD TO KNOW
• Tulocay Winery is one of the oldest and smallest
winery operations in the Napa Valley, providing the most
informal and unique tasting experience in the area.
• At his unassuming Tulocay Winery, Buddy, a little,
yappy dog, will loudly announce your arrival. You’ll
then be escorted to the deck of Bill’s home or to his
kitchen table, as the weather dictates, for one of the
most low-key and friendly wine tasting experiences
you will ever enjoy.
• Bill collects art and his home is flled with some very
interesting pieces. With just a little encouragement,
he’ll show them to you and tell you the stories behind
them.
Above: Fernando, vineyard manager at Haynes Vineyard
(source of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah), holding
Buddy the yapping dog and Calvin, Bill’s grandson.
Tulocay Winery
Open by appointment only
1426 Coombsville Road, Napa
For tours & tastings, call
Bill Cadman, (707) 255-4064
Bill Cadman, the owner of Tulocay Winery, is a treasure
of information about wine. He is also a witty, humorous
and thoroughly entertaining gentleman. Well, the
“gentleman” part might be a bit of a stretch. Bill is old-time
Napa, with not an ounce of pretentiousness about him.
Nowhere else can you sit down with someone as
knowledgeable or as approachable as Bill Cadman. He
simply does not have a snobbish bone in his body. His
irreverent, light-hearted take on the business of
winemaking, however, belies his superior skills. This is
seriously good wine. He doesn’t even maintain a pour list.
He’ll just ask what you like and open bottles accordingly.
In 1972, Bill brazenly bought an old chicken farm and
began pestering the local wineries for a job. He started his
career by operating the crushers at Charles Krug. From
there he went on to enjoy a long history in the industry,
working for the likes of Robert Mondavi, Joe Heitz and
other giants of the winemaking world. In 1975, after
consuming copious amounts of wine one evening, he made
the presumptuous decision to open a winery himself. “My
friends looked at the old chicken coops and declared them
perfect for a winery. In my altered state, I agreed!” What
ensued was the creation of a refreshingly relaxed wine
country experience and a Pinot Noir that would launch his
career. He has been enjoying the heck out of life ever since.
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Stags Leap/Yountville
FOOD
Ad Hoc
6476 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 944-2487
Lucy @ Bardessono
6526 Yount Street, Yountville
(707) 204-6000
Bistro Don Giovanni
4110 Howard Ln, Napa
(707) 224-3300
Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 944-0103
Bottega
6525 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 945-1050
Bouchon Bistro
6534 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 944-8037
Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar
6518 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 944-2345
Redd
6480 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 944-2222
Redd Wood
6755 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 299-5030
R+D Kitchen
6795 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 945-0920
LODGING
Bardessono
6526 Yount Street, Yountville
(707) 204-6000, www.bardessono.com
A chic hotel, restaurant and spa in the heart on Yountville.
Think perfectly made cappuccino, gourmet picnics made to
order, in-room massages, discreet outdoor showers, rooftop
pool and winemaker dinners. Dog friendly.
Yountville Inn
6462 Washington Street, Yountville
1-866-366-8166, www.yountvilleinn.com
A lovely hotel with old-world craftsmanship, large
rooms, excellent customer service and creekside setting
Villagio Inn & Spa
6481 Washington Street, Yountville
1-800-531-1133, www.villagio.com
Wine Spectator magazine calls Villagio “the ideal
pied-a-terre for anyone intent on exploring the glo-
ries of America's preeminent wine region.”
Spacious rooms, welcome bottle of wine, daily
Champagne breakfast buffet and afternoon tea all
add the perfect touches to your day.
THINGS TO DO
V Marketplace
6525 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 944-2451, www.vmarketplace.com
Find that perfect home, garden or bath accessory.
Discover fine art, gourmet chocolates, artisanal
wine labels, quality clothing and carefully
crafted jewelry for all ages! Dine in some of
Napa's most popular cafés and fine restaurants.
V Marketplace is a destination offering the best
of everything in Napa.
Napa Valley Bike Tours
6795 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 944-2953
www.napavalleybiketours.com
Rent safe, clean, tuned-up bikes for a few hours,
a whole day or even join in for a four-night
bicycling vacation! Often the best memories of
a trip don't come home in a shopping bag; they
are the memories you make with your loved ones.
Guided and self-guided tours also available.
What a great find!
Napa Valley Aloft: Hot Air Ballooning
6525 Washington Street, Yountville
(707) 944-4408, www.nvaloft.com
Soar high above the vineyards, hilltops, and
gaze all the way to San Francisco. Guaranteed
single flights (not a bunch of low altitude hops),
professional pilots and staff, and Napa Valley
lunches clearly made Napa Valley Aloft a first
choice among astute locals and visiting guests!

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YOUNTVILLE
Driving Time: 19 minutes
From The Caves at Soda Canyon
to Hagafen Cellars 4.8 miles
to Stags’ Leap Winery 5.4 miles
Total 10.2 miles
Map Not to Scale
Stags Leap and Yountville AVAs are best known for producing more restrained Cabernets than their warmer microclimate neighbors. Both
regions benefit from western hills that funnel coastal breezes from nearby San Pablo Bay. In summer, this wind cools hanging fruit and re-
duces acidity in resulting wines. Wines from this region also benefit greatly from the rocky, volcanic soils. While Stags Leap enjoys the quiet
serenity of wine tasting along the Silverado Trail, neighboring Yountville hosts the restaurants, hotels and upscale shopping. Its no wonder
wine lovers from near and far flock to Stags Leap and Yountville regularly.
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GREEN AND THEN SOME!
Hagafen is certifable! Certifed Green Winery,
Certifed Green Vineyard, Certifed as a Fish
Friendly Farmer, CA Certifed Organic Farm,
Solar Water & Electricity, Certifed CA
Sustainable Wine Grower
FUN FACTS
With over 25 wines to choose from there is
something at Hagafen Cellars for everyone.
Even the White House enjoys Hagafen.
(You can see the framed menus from
White House dinners in the tasting room!)
VISIT
With the quaint tasting room, beautiful
gardens, recycled material sculptures, lawn
games, organic veggie garden, chickens (with
eggs for sale!), 25 wines available and great
tasting room host personalities you might not
want to leave.
Hagafen Cellars
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4160 Silverado Trail, Napa CA
(707) 252-0781 x113
www.hagafen.com
visit@hagafen.com
Mention Day trips and receive a Two-for-One Current Release or Reserve Tasting.
At Hagafen Cellars, we believe in producing wines which we
ourselves drink and enjoy: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc,
Syrah and White Riesling. We also produce Brut Cuvée sparkling
wines as well as several late harvest dessert wines. Why so many
different varietals but such small quantities? Because small-lot
releases allow us to hand-select and produce the absolute best of
each year’s production. For this reason, we limit our total annual
production to 8,000 cases. We are proud of our success and
honored to be able to produce these fine wines for your
enjoyment.
Owned and operated by Irit and Ernie Weir, the winery was
founded in 1979, and the first commercially released vintage was
harvested in 1980. Ernie’s daily involvement in the two sides of
wine production, grape growing and winemaking, ensures the
superb quality of our releases.
“Fine wine starts in the vineyard with careful manage ment,”
says Weir. “I strive to take advantage of Napa Valley’s geol ogy and
climate to produce the best wine varietals. I interfere as little as
possible with the soil in order to create a balance that minimizes
the chemical and ero sion impact. As a sustainable Green Winery,
we respect the values of conservation and land stewardship while
embracing innovative practices. Once har vest is completed, I
undertake the second part of my job, winemaking. This presents
an interesting challenge every time since each year the growing
season and harvest are unique and different. I never seek to
change what Nature has provided. My goal is always to showcase
the best that our land can produce.” Submitted
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VARIETALS
Waugh Family Wines:
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,
Russian River Chardonnay and Pinot Noir,
and Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley
Patland Estate Vineyards: Sauvignon Blanc,
Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
Buontcristiani Family Winery: Cabernet
Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah, Dolcetto,
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosato
Lobo Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon,
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
TASTING & TOURS
Visits are by appointment only ofering
world-class tours, tastings of current
releases from all four families and more.
• Classic Cave Tour and Tasting
• Cave Tour and Barrel Tasting
• Reserve Cave Tour and Barrel Tasting
The Caves at Soda Canyon
Open Wednesday-Sunday
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2275 Soda Canyon Road
Napa, CA 94558
Reservations: (707) 861-8100
or info@thecavesatsodacanyon.com
www.thecavesatsodacanyon.com
This winery is incredibly unique as it is one of a handful of
completely underground wineries in California. The four families
who call The Caves at Soda Canyon home are first-generation
winemakers and dedicated to crafting the best wine in the valley.
Waugh Cellars – When you meet the founders of The Caves at
Soda Canyon, Ryan and Crystal Waugh their unbridled passion for
creating fine wine is obvious as well as their vision of a community
based winery. With thirteen vintages under his belt, at 37, Ryan
Waugh is one of the youngest winemakers in Napa and Sonoma.
Waugh Cellars produces 3,500 cases of award-winning wine annually.
Buoncristiani Family Winery – Is a collaboration of four
brothers born into a wine-loving Italian family in the Napa Valley.
Every harvest the brothers worked alongside their dad in the small
vineyards he tended, learning the craft of wine-making. These early
hands-on experiences sparked a desire to create world-class wines.
The brothers have been producing highly sought-after Napa Valley
wines since 1999.
Patland Estate Vineyards – Twenty-five years ago, when Henry
and Olga Patland, first came to Napa as a young couple, they were
smitten by the Valley and dreamed of having a winery. Today Henry
and Olga, together with their three sons, and the exceptional talent of
Jay Buoncristiani, have taken Patland Estate Vineyards to a new level
and continue to reach new heights.
Lobo Wines – In 2007 Randy and Krys Wulff found their dream
property with 42 acres on Atlas Peak. In June, 2013, their 2011
Chardonnay was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the Ultimate
Wine Challenge in New York as the “Best of the Best” and number
one wine among Chardonnays from all over the world.
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FUN FACT
By the 1920s, “Stags’ Leap Manor,” as it came to be
known, was a fashionable destination spot for
vacationing Hollywood elite and bootleggers,
regardless of that pesky federal law called Prohibition.
From here, legends of rum-runners, gangsters and
gypsies originated, and even today, there are rumors of
ghost sightings.
DON’T MISS
Be sure to take a moment and stand on the front porch
of the Manor House for an incredible view of the estate’s
vineyards and the Stags Leap District.
VARIETALS
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Chardonnay,
Viognier and Rosé
HOW TO VISIT
Make an appointment well in advance!
The Historical Tour and Tasting takes you through the his-
tory, property and a tasting of fve wines (red and white).
$55 per person. Tours are daily at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Stags’ Leap Winery
By advance appointment only
6150 Silverado Trail, Napa
800-395-2441 • www.stagsleap.com
Mention Day Trips and receive 10% of your wine purchases.
Drive into the historic and world famous Stags’ Leap Winery
and be transported back in time.
The old stone Manor House was built more than 120 years
ago from local rock and granite quarried nearby, and the winery
itself gave rise to the very legends that are the Napa Valley red
wines.
Located seven miles north of downtown Napa, Stags’ Leap is
a fabled 240-acre estate and one of California’s oldest wineries.
Grapes have been farmed here continuously since the 1880s.
Stags’ Leap Winery is the namesake for Stags Leap AVA and
some of the most idealized Napa Valley wines.
Unique terroir and succinct microclimate support Stags’
Leap’s classic approach to winemaking, vineyard management
and viticulture practices. As a result, the wines produced are
rich and show remarkable finesse and intensity. It’s no wonder
Stags’ Leap continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the nation’s
most critically acclaimed wineries. Indeed, Stags’ Leap wines
embody the very expression of Napa’s finest grapes, soil and
climate.
Winemaker Christophe Paubert likes to say that “We didn’t
invent winemaking, we just work hard at it.” And the label’s
current releases certainly benefit from this ethic.
Be sure to try the Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon called
“The Leap.” This is Stags’ Leap’s most distinctive Cabernet,
made year after year from the best blocks within our estate
vineyard. ‘The Leap’ was created to showcase this intimate
vineyard tucked up against the eastern palisades of Napa Valley
and to exhibit the iconic power and longevity that have become
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Mt. Veeder/Los Carneros
Mt. Veeder has been producing rich, Napa Valley wines since the 1860s. Distinct mountain fruit produces wines that speak volumes about the rugged,
labor-intense environments from which they spring. Steep hillsides, rugged terrain and a surprise ancient seabed, violently shoved aloft by
volcanic activity eons ago result in vines that produce tiny berries and immensely intense flavors. Just a few miles south of Mt. Veeder AVA, the climate
changes dramatically. “Los Carneros” (the ram in Spanish), has long been known for its cool, coastal climate, natural beauty and unparalleled Pinot
Noirs and Chardonnays.
LODGING
Candlelight Inn Bed & Breakfast
1045 Easum Drive, Napa
(707) 257-3717, www.candlelightinn.com
This lovely B&B is located near the bustle of
downtown Napa but far enough away to provide each
guest with a serene, tranquil environment. Built in
1929, this Tudor mansion sits rimmed by strong
redwood trees, manicured gardens and a secluded
swimming pool. Decadent three course gourmet
breakfasts start your day out right!
Carneros Inn
4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa
(707) 299-4900, www.thecarnerosinn.com
The Carneros Inn, a Plumpjack Resort, is a unique
creation of architecture and culinary wonders. Fine
foods and luxurious rooms share emphasis evenly within
a long, modern compound reminiscent of the area's
silos, barns and rancher's cottages.
FOOD
Boon Fly Cafe
4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa
(707) 299-4870, www.theboonflycafe.com
The Boon Fly Cafe offers tasty beverages,
breakfasts, lunch and dinner on premises or packed
to go. Part of the Carneros Inn, the Boon Fly Cafe
is centrally located to all of Carneros and a spot for
easy, delicious, fresh foods. Try the Boon Fly Donuts
at breakfast with hot coffee to start or the wine bar
and appetizers after a long day.
Farm at Carneros Inn
4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa
(707) 299-4880, www.thecarnerosinn.com
Dinner at the Farm is a relaxed yet elegant affair.
Enjoy the outdoor living room, cathedral ceilings,
fireplaces and alfresco dining all summer long with
wines from around the world and dishes made from
Napa Valley bounty.
THINGS TO DO
Westwood Hills Park
3107 Browns Valley Road, Napa (707)
257-9529 (1 mile west of Hwy 29)
Enjoy three miles of trails through beautiful oak trees
and grassy meadows. The Carolyn Parr Nature
Museum (near the parking lot) offers a children's
nature library and exhibits on indigenous flora and
fauna to Napa Valley.
di Rosa
5200 Sonoma Highway, Napa
(707) 226-5991, www.dirosaart.com
A lyrical art and sculpture “gallery.” Join guided
tours or hike the property solo and enjoy the unique
metalworks juxtaposed with one of America's most
lovely wine appellations.
Stanly Lane Marketplace
3100 Golden Gate Drive, Napa
(707) 480-4479, www.ds-produce.com
A fresh-produce market revered by foodies and local
tastemakers. Everything is organic. Savor an iced
coffee drink and browse this great local wines and gift
items inside. A local favorite pumpkin patch in October.

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Driving Time: 22 minutes
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VARIETALS
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blends,
Petite Sirah and limited release wines including Pinot Noir,
Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
and others sold only at the winery.
Hess Small Block Series wines generate donations to
1% For The Planet, an environmental stewardship group.
TOURS
Special tours are ofered: Call (707) 255-1144 or go to their
website to schedule an educational, wine production tour
followed by a current release wine presentation paired with
local artisan cheeses.
FOR THE SENSES
Schedule a Tour of the Palate which combines a docent-guided
tour of the Hess Art Museum with small plates prepared by
Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson. Hess Chocolatier
Emma Kate Veader prepares artisan trufes on-site at the winery,
and a special Chocolate Wine Pairing Experience is also available.
Call frst, reservations required.
OUTDOORS & GREEN
Experience the newest pairing of Mount Veeder wines with
artisanal cheeses in the comfort of reclaimed teak wood tables
and chairs, weather permitting.
The Hess Collection
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
4411 Redwood Road, Napa
(707) 255-1144 | www.hesscollection.com
Bring Day Trips along and receive one complimentary current release tasting with the purchase of one tasting.
A visit to The Hess Collection on Mount Veeder is a
unique experience on many levels. There’s the historic
building, once occupied by the Christian Brothers and
built in 1903; hillside vineyards, beautifully tended
grounds and an art collection that is in a league of its own.
Then there are the wines available in the tasting room near
one of the barrel cellars. The museum, beginning a floor
above, holds part of Swiss businessman Donald Hess’
extraordinary collection of contemporary art.
When it comes to the wines, The Hess Collection
portfolio is comprised of Hess Collection Mount Veeder
and Hess Napa Valley.
Hess Collection wines come from the steep Mount
Veeder estate vineyards and are an expression of this
unique climate. They show structure, complexity and
elegance. Hess Napa Valley wines come from vineyard
sites handpicked for their superior climate and location.
Single vineyard wines come from Napa Valley sites
handpicked for their superior climate and location.
Another notable achievement is that the estate vineyards
are sustainably farmed in accordance with founder
Donald Hess’ philosophy to “nurture the land and return
what you take.”
The winery offers a wide variety of tasting options and
food pairings. The art is a special treat. There are also
complimentary winery and vineyard tours offered almost
daily. Call for the current schedule. By Charles Neave
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PASSION!
What began more than 30 years ago as a philosophical
state of mind is now a state-of-the-art winemaking facility
where the ancient art of winemaking is pursued with a
singular passion.
GREEN ALL THE WAY
Etude Winery is a Napa Certifed GREEN Winery.
Certifed Fish Friendly Farming, too!
JUST UNVEILED THIS SPRING
Try Etude’s frst two releases of its anticipated AVA Series.
Produced in limited quantities, the Fiddlestix Vineyard
Pinot Noir from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA and the North
Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley
AVA are only available for purchase from the winery. 
VARIETALS
Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc,
Chardonnay, Rosé of Pinot Noir
MUST TRY: WINE & FOOD PAIRING
Enjoy a private tasting featuring a fight of Etude wines
paired with savory bites. Available Friday - Sunday by
appointment only. Maximum eight guests; $35 per
person/$25 for wine club members.
Etude Wines
Open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa
1-877-586-9361 | etudewines.com
Mention Day Trips and receive a Two-for-One Tasting!
*Terms and conditions apply – see winery for details.
Etude Winery was founded to be a “winegrowing” house, not
a “winemaking” house. Since its inception more than 30 years
ago, Etude has been on a quest for oenological perfection.
Winemaker Jon Priest believes that great wines are grown,
not made. Priest sums it up best: “Etude was founded on the
philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard long before
the harvest and that superior grape growing diminishes the need
for intervention by the winemaker, resulting in wine that is
grown, not made. This remains our approach today as we
continue to build the Etude legacy.”
Working with viticulturalist Franci Dewyer, Priest has
developed Etude Winery from this bold philosophical
cornerstone into a premier producer of coveted wines.
Already known for Carneros Pinot Noir and Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon, Etude has now introduced brilliant Pinot
Blanc and Pinot Gris to huge reviews.
Two delightful tastings are available at Etude. The walk-in
tasting features five wines based on availability. As Etude is
known for its Pinot Noirs they are always available as well as
wines ranging from their Pinot Gris and Chardonnay to rosé, red
blends and Cabernet Sauvignons. For groups of six or more,
please call ahead for an appointment.
The Etude seated Reserve tasting may be enjoyed with an
appointment made in advance and features five select, top-tier
wines. Patio seating is available for wine club members.
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VARIETALS
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah,
Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and a unique port-style
dessert wine called Espiritu.
FUN FACT
A Vineyard Walk and Tasting experience is ofered Friday
through Monday, and starts at 9:30 a.m. Visit the website for
more details and to reserve your spot today!
CLUB BENEFITS
Access to limited releases, savings on wine and tasting room
merchandise and invitations to member-only parties.
GREEN INITIATIVES
Sustainable vineyard practices, cork recycling, 1,428 solar panels,
eco-friendly packaging and much more ... it’s all part of a
commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.
Cuvaison Estate Wines
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment
1221 Duhig Road, Napa CA 94559
(707) 942-2455
www.brandlinvineyard.com | www.cuvaison.com
Call to make your appointment today (707) 942-2455
The Cuvaison Estate Wines’ tasting room in the
Carneros region of Napa is a spot that appeals on many
levels. Their visually stunning tasting room is situated
in the middle of estate vineyards and offers perfect
lighting, modern décor and a wrap-around deck with
magnificent glass walls opening to the vineyards.
They are also unique in that they offer seated
tastings where guests are catered to by friendly staff
who are experts in Cuvaison wine and knowledgeable
about what makes Napa Valley such a diverse area for
winegrowing.
Cuvaison produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
grown exclusively on its estate vineyard in the heart of
the world-renown region of Carneros in Napa Valley.
They also produce limited quantities of Sauvignon
Blanc, Syrah and their port style dessert wine for wine
club members to taste and purchase. Enjoy the rich,
full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and limited Zinfandel
wines from their historic Brandlin Estate Vineyard
located 1,200’ above the valley floor.
Go, taste, relax and leave with a smile. What could
be better than that? Cuvaison’s Carneros tasting room
should be on your “must see” list. Make a reservation
today!
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Angéle Restaurant & Bar – 540 Main Street, 707 252-8115 French Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
Azzuro Pizzeria & Enoteca – 1260 Main Street, 707 255-5552 Pizzeria © © © © © ©
Bistro Don Giovanni – 4110 Howard Lane, 707 224-3300 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
Boon Fly Cafe – 4048 Sonoma Highway, 707 299-4870 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ © © © © © © © ©
975 First Street, 707 226-3976 Contemporary American Cuisine
Ca’Momi – 610 First Street, #10, 707-257-4992 Italian © © © © © © © © ©
Celadon – 500 Main Street, 707 254-9690 Seafood and Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
Cole’s Chop House – 1122 Main Street, 707 224-6328 Steakhouse and French Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Eiko’s – 1882 Town Center, 707-501-4444 Japanese Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Farm at Carneros Inn – 4048 Sonoma Hwy, 707 299-4880 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Fish Story – 790 Main Street, 707 251-5600 Seafood © © © © © © © © ©
Fumé Bistro – 4050 Byway East, 707 257-1999 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
Grace’s Table – 1400 Second Street, 707 226-6200 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Gott’s Roadside Cafe – 644 1st Street, 707 224-6900 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Hog Island Oysters – Oyster Bar – 610 1st Street, 707 251-8113 Seafood © © © © © ©
Kitchen Door – 644 1st Street, Oxbow Public Market, 707 226-1560 Multi-Ethnic Comfort Food © © © © © © © © © © ©
La Toque – 1314 McKinstry Street, 707 257-5157 French Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Lulu’s Kitchen @ 1313 Main – 1313 Main Street, 707 258-1313 Contemporary American © © © © © © ©
Morimoto Napa – 610 Main Street, 707 252-1600 Japanese Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
Oenotri – 1425 Fisrst Street, 707 252-1022 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Siena Restaurant – Italian, Seafood, Meditarranean © © © © © © © © © ©
at the Meritage Hotel & Spa, 875 Bordeaux Way, 707 251-1900
Uva Trattoria – 1040 Clinton Street, 707-255-6646 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Zuzu – 829 Main Street, 707 224-0695 California Tapas, Spanish & Mediterranean © © © © © ©
RUTHERFORD
Alex – 1140 Rutherfrod Road, 707 967-5500 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
Rutherford Grill – 1180 Rutherford Road, 707 963-1792 Contemporary/Traditional American © © © © © © © © ©
Auberge du Soleil – 180 Rutherford Hill Road, 707 963-1211 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©
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GOOD TO KNOW
• Ca’ Momi means “House of Momi,” the
namesake of their villa and vineyards
in Veneto, Italy.
• Folks can grab small bites at the
Ca’ Momi Enoteca bar, serving an
assortment of antipasti, imported and
local artisan meats and cheeses,
piadine and more.
• Ca’ Momi is a Michelin-recommended
restaurant that crafts and serves
“obsessively authentic Italian” cuisine.
Ca’ Momi Napa Valley
Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
610 First Street, Napa
Oxbow Public Market
(707) 257-4992
www.camomi.com
Reservations can be made on the
Ca‘ Momi Enoteca website:
www.camomienoteca.com
www.facebook.com/
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Bring in Day Trips for a complimentary wine tasting, up to 4 people and 15% of Ca' Momi cases
Follow the aroma of wine and wood-oven-fired pizzas to Napa’s
buzzing hub, Oxbow Public Market, where Ca’ Momi resides. It’s a place
to kick back riverside, while biting into the perfection of traditional
Napoletana pizza pie and other Italian-inspired bites, and sipping
Ca’ Momi wines.
Ca’ Momi is owned and operated by three spirited Italians, who
wanted to make wine in Napa Valley, while capturing the essence of their
Italian heritage. Ca’ Momi brings a taste of Italy to the eclectic mix at the
Oxbow. It’s a full-service restaurant, Enoteca (wine bar) and retail shop,
all rolled into one, where patrons have a choice of services.
The Drink – Serving as the winery tasting bar, Ca’ Momi Enoteca provides
a place to sit and savor. Known for its Rosso di Napa – a complex red
blend – Ca’ Momi also makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot
Noir, and a selection of other wines in small lots, as well as serving wine
from other local boutique Italian-varietal producers. The Enoteca has
several award-winning beers on tap or by the bottle. A variety of Italian
sodas and refreshing sparkling waters are available, too.
The Food – Ca’ Momi is one of only a few Italian restaurants in the
country to be certified by Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN), meaning it
specializes in truly authentic pizza Napoletana – created with the same
genuine technique found on the streets of Naples, Italy. An essential part
of the arduous process requires that pizzas be cooked for 90 seconds in a
wood-burning oven at 900 degrees. The finished pie has a raised edge
crust – soft, elastic and easily foldable – not crispy.
The sit-down restaurant also serves traditional Italian plates:
Tagliatelle alle fave, pecorino e menta (pasta with fava pesto, mint leaves
and pecorino romano) or Crespelle ai funghi (a thin pancake filled with
Wine Forest mushrooms, parmigiano reggiano and mascarpone) and
Italian pastries that would have inspired da Vinci to sculpt a cream puff
from marble. By Denise Olliffe
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Barolo – 1457 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-9900 Contemporary American & Italian Cuisine © © © © [ © ©
Brannan’s Grill – 1374 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-2233 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Calistoga Inn & Brewery – 1250 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-4101 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©
Flat Iron Grill – 1440 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-1220 Traditional American/ Steakhouse © © © © © © ©
Hydro Bar & Grill – 1403 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-9777 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
JoLe Restaurant – 1457 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-5938 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Solbar @ Solage – 755 Silverado Trail, 707 226-0850 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©
Wappo Bar & Bistro – 1226 Washington Street, 707 942-4712 Blend of regional Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
YOUNTVILLE
Ad Hoc – 6476 Washington Street, 707 944-2487 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Lucy @ Bardessono – 6526 Yount Street,707 204-6000 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
Bistro Jeanty – 6510 Washington Street, 707 944-0103 French Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Brix Restaurant – 7377 Highway 29, 707 944-2749 French inspired California Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Bottega – 6525 Washington Street,707 945-1050 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
Bouchon Bistro – 6534 Washington Street, 707 944-8037 French Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
étoile Restaurant – at Domaine Chandon, 1 California Drive, 707 204-7529 French Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Hurley’s – 6518 Washington St, 707 944-2345 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Mustards Grill – 7399 St. Helena Highway, 707 944-2424 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Redd – 6480 Washington Street, 707 944-2222 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © ©
Redd Wood – 6755 Washington Street, 707-299-5030 Pizzeria © © © © © © © © © ©
R+D Kitchen – 6795 Washington Street, 707-945-0920 Contemporary American © © © © © © © ©
ST. HELENA
Archetype – 1429 Main Street, 707-968-9200 Rustic, local, wood-fred © [ © © © © © © © ©
Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – 1327 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-1200 Contemporary American Cuisine © © © © © © © © © ©
Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (CIA) – Contemporary American and Worldwide Foods © © © © © © © © ©
2555 Main Street, 1-888-995-1699
Gott’s Roadside Cafe – 933 Main Street, 707 963-3486 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Market – 1347 Main Street, 707-963-3799 Traditional American Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Press – 587 St. Helena Highway, 707 967-0550 Steakhouse © © © © © © ©
Terra – 1345 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-8931 Asian insipired American Cuisine © © © © © © ©
Tra Vigne Restaurant – 1050 Charter Oak Avenue, 707 963-4444 Italian Cuisine © © © © © © © © ©
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Acacia Vineyards
Napa, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm, 707-226-9991 P20

Ballentine Vineyards
St. Helena, by appt. only: daily 10am-5pm, 707-963-7919 P39

Beaulieu Vineyards
Rutherford, daily 10am-5pm, 707-967-5233 P20

Beringer Vineyards
St. Helena, daily 10am-5pm(6pm Jun-Oct), 1-866-708-9463 P41

Bravante Vineyards
Angwin, by appt: Wed-Sun 11am-4pm, 707-965-2552 P30

Buoncristiani Family Winery
Napa, 10am-4:30pm, 707 861-8100 P57

Burgess Cellars
St. Helena, by appointment only, 1-800-752-9463 P32
Ca’ Momi Napa Valley
Napa, daily 7:30am-9pm, 707-257-4992 P53

Capp Heritage Vineyards
Napa, 11am-6pm, 707- 254-1922 P52

Castello di Amorosa
Calistoga, daily 9:30am-6pm, 707-967-6272 P24

Cuvaison Estate Wines
Napa, 707-942-2455; Carneros 707-942-2468 P26/62

Etude Wines
Napa, daily 10am-4:30pm, 707-257-5300 P61

Frank Family Vineyards
Calistoga, daily 10am-5pm, 707-942-0859 P25

Hagafen Cellars
Napa, daily 10am-5pm, 1-888-424-2336 P56

HALL St. Helena
St. Helena, 10am-5:30pm, 707-967-2626 P43

The Hess Collection
Napa, daily 10am-5:30pm, 707-255-1144 P60

Hewitt Vineyard
Rutherford, daily 10am-5pm, 707-968-3633 P21
Jamieson Ranch
Napa, daily 10am-5pm, 707-254-8673 P51

Kuleto Estate
St. Helena, by appointment only, 707-302-2209 P35

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Lobo Wines
Napa, 10am-4:30pm, 707 861-8100 P57

Merryvale Vineyards
St. Helena, daily 10:30am-5:30pm, 707-963-7777 P42

Nichelini Family Winery
St. Helena, Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, 707-963-0717 P34

Orogeny Vineyards
Napa, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm, 707-226-9991 P20

Patland Estate Vineyards
Napa, 10am-4:30pm, 707 861-8100 P57

Pope Valley Winery
Pope Valley, daily 10am-6pm; 707-965-1246 P29

Provenance Vineyards
Rutherford, daily 10am-5pm, 707-968-3633 P21

Robert Mondavi Winery
Napa, 10am-5pm, 1-888-766-6328 Option 2 P49

Rutherford Hill Winery
Rutherford, daily 10am-5pm, 707-963-1861 P48

Rutherford Ranch Winery
St. Helena, daily 10am-4:30pm, 707-963-3200 P36/46

St. Clement Vineyard
St. Helena, daily 11am-5pm, 1-866-877-5939 P40

Stags’ Leap Winery
Napa, by advance appointment only, 1-800-395-2441 P58

Sterling Vineyards
Calistoga, M-F 10:30am-4:30pm, S-S 10am-5pm, 1-800-726-6136 P21

Tulocay Winery
Napa, by appointment only, 707-255-4064 P54

Trinchero Napa Valley
Napa, daily 10am-5pm, 707-963-1160, 1-800-473-4454 P38

V. Sattui
St. Helena, daily 9am-6pm (Winter 9am-5 pm), 707-963-7774 P44

Viader Vineyards
Deer Park, by appointment only, 707-963-3816 x110 P31
Waugh Cellars
Napa, 10am-4:30pm, 707 861-8100 P57

Whitehall Lane
St. Helena, daily 10am-6pm, 1-800-963-9454 P47

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