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INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER
BY LEN NAPOLITANO

What is the proper way to serve sparkling wines?
Don’t let the extra effort involved with opening a bottle of Champagne keep you from experiencing one of life’s great pleasures. The secret to a safe and proper cork popping is all in the wrist. First make sure that the bottle of sparkling wine is properly chilled. Aside from losing its crisp, refreshing nature, a warm temperature will increase expansion of the gas inside the bottle, which will produce foaming when opened and result in a loss of some of the wine. The best serving temperature is around 45°F If you . need to chill a bottle quickly, fill a bucket with ice and water and stick the bottle inside for about 15 minutes. Once you have removed the foil on the top of the bottle and loosened the wire cage that surrounds the cork, hold a kitchen towel in your palm facing up, and grasp the cork with the towel. (You could remove the wire cage entirely or simply twist the hasp open enough times to loosen it.) The purpose of the towel is to help prevent the cork from flying away from the bottle as it is opened and to catch any champagne that may spill out immediately after. Here is where the wrist action comes in. Hold the fat part of the bottle in your free hand while still gripping the cork with the other. You may want to place the thumb over the cork and, to be safe, apply just a little pressure downward on the cork. Now slowly turn the bottle, not the cork. Continue to hold onto the cork until it is completely removed. Here is where you may be tempted to pull the cork, which is normal because we all open bottles of still wine by pulling on the cork, not the bottle. The reasons for twisting the bottle instead are to reduce the chance of breaking the cork in two pieces and also to have greater control in the process of popping the cork. A cork can become a dangerous projectile if allowed to get loose from your hand. You’ll know if you opened the bottle properly if you hear a soft, muffled “pop” rather than a sharp, New Year’s Eve-type “crack”. The softer the “pop”, the more carbon dioxide gas you preserved, which is what makes this wine special. Pour only about an ounce of the sparkling wine into the glass, preferably a tall flute or tulip-shaped glass. Wait for the initial rise of bubbles to subside, then pour again until about two-thirds of the glass is full and keep the bottle in the ice bucket between pouring. Think about serving Champagne on any occasion, not only for special events and New Year celebrations. It’s perfect for the arrival of guests, as an apéritif, or even with fresh fruit for dessert. You can also enjoy Champagne with so many different foods. Some of the favorite pairings are with oysters, mild cheeses and light hors d’oeuvres. It takes only a little more effort to get started with Champagne, but you and your guests will always appreciate it.
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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BY JOSH STEIN

Two ways to produce bubbles
Has someone ever handed you a random glass of “sparkling wine” at an event, from which you eagerly sipped, expecting creaminess and length, but ended up instead disappointed in the insipid, sweet, bubbled white or pink grape juice actually in the glass? No, it wasn’t you, and no, all bubbles are not created equal or equally. Blame soda for ever making you think otherwise since that’s essentially how that “wine” was made. Inexpensive sparkling wine tastes “cheap” not necessarily because of inexpensive grapes (though they don’t help) but because of an inexpensive production process, called the Charmat or “bulk” process, which accelerates the fermentation and thus the carbonation, creating an artificially-tasting mouthfeel on the tongue. Through the use of glass-lined pressure tanks, carbon dioxide can also be “injected” into the wine, giving it carbonation ala soda water. The result of either looks like sparkling wine, but it sure doesn’t give the same pleasures. Indeed, without considerable time on the lees, the spent yeast and other fermentation by-products, the creaminess we associate with a sparkling wine won’t be present, which is why the bubbles don’t have the same mouthfeel. This latter, “methode traditionelle,” process produces the bubbles as part of a long, slow fermentation on the yeast in individual bottles and is what creates the luxuriously creamy yet fruity essence of proper sparkling wine or its various pseudonyms around the world (cava, prosecco, Asti, Champagne, etc.). It’s no joke that patience is rewarded in sparkling wines. The timeframe is completely different for each methodology, and that has the impact on the finished product. Equally, because the pressure tanks are proportionally so much larger than a sparkling wine bottle, the liquid-to-solids ratio is far different. What produces the creaminess of the mouthfeel in aged sparkling wines is precisely the length of time in contact with the fine lees – that’s what forms the modern day frozen “bolt” that each bottle releases during disgorgement before final bottling. Producers will sometimes move sparkling wines into other glass sizes before bottling in the finished glass for this reason: the right ratio really matters to the aging. In fact, all of the packaging for these wines has to be specially designed, but that’s a tale for another day. And so, unlike a lot of other things in the world today, you really do get what you pay for with fine sparkling wines and their “natural” bubbles produced the “low and slow” way first recognized by winemasters Francesco Scacchi and Dom Pérignon all those centuries ago. Any sparkling wine made the traditional way will indicate as such on the label because the imposters legally cannot, and given the time, expense and headaches involved, those who can want credit where it’s due! At your next event, ask to see the bottle before you imbibe – and if anyone gives you a funny look, now you’ve got a conversation starter for those awkward event beginnings when no one knows what to talk about. Enjoy!

Josh Stein has been in the Napa wine business for a decade, and, in addition to being owner/ winemaker of the Stein Family Wine Group, which produces a nationally and internationally distributed portfolio of wine brands and donates 5% of its sales to the children of wineworkers in the form of college scholarships and support funds, he regularly consults for wineries and organizations throughout the North Bay and Coast via their subsidiary, Discrete Wine Support Services. With the other hours of his life, he teaches all levels of developmental writing, college composition and American Literature at Fairfield’s Solano College.

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ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train Napa, www.winetrain.com, 800-427-4124 • Dec 17-20: Santa Express Train • Dec 21: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre • Dec 28: Moonlight Escape • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration ONGOING Live Music Fridays at Taste at Oxbow Napa, time varies, 707-265-9600, www.tasteatoxbow.com ONGOING Seminars & Tastings at Merryvale Vineyards St. Helena, 10am-6:30pm, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-7777 • Merryvale tasting, $15 • Reserve tasting, $35 • Wine Sensory Seminar, $45, Fridays 12pm or by appt • Wine & Cheese Experience, $45, by appt • Sommelier Grand Reserve Tasting, $65, by appt ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS Barrel Tasting & Tours at Reata Barrel tasting: 11am, 2pm & by appointment, Tours by appointment Napa, www.reatawines.com, 707-254-8673x119 ONGOING Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting at Monticello Vineyards Napa – Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley, $25 RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com ONGOING V. Sattui Winery St. Helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774 • Classic tasting, daily, $5 • Premium tasting, daily, $10 • Food & wine pairing, Mon-Thu, $18 • Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25 • Italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses • Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more • Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar • 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic grounds ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS Food & Wine Pairings at Etude Winery Napa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/members www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines Rutherford, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com • Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4:30pm • Premier Tasting, $20, daily 10am-4:30pm • Private Group Tasting, $25, by appt • Cellar Tour & Tasting, $40, by appt • Vineyard View Tasting, $75, by appt • Abacus Tasting, $650, by appt • Wine Train, $199 ONGOING Tours and Tastings at William Hill Estate Winery Napa, 10am-5pm, by appt., www.williamhillestate.com, 707-265-3024 • Taste the Napa Valley, $12 • Taste the Silverado Bench, $20 • Estate Exclusives, $25 • Intro to William Hill Estate Tour and Tasting, $25 • The William Hill Estate Experience Tour and Tasting, $40 ONGOING Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt) www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659x620 ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery Napa, www.andrettiwinery.com, 877-386-5070x227 • Individual Tastings, $15 • Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $20/person by appointment • Vineyard Tours, $20/person by appointment ONGOING Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Rutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10 Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784 ONGOING Tastings & Tours at Artesa Winery Napa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com • Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40 • Daily Guided Tours • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40 ONGOING Educational Tours & Wine Tasting at Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, www.castellodiamorosa.com, RSVP, 707-967-6272 • Regular tour & tasting • Reserve tour & tasting • Tasting only • Young adult tours • Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP tours ONGOING Tastings at St. Supéry Rutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-942-0809 • Vineyard to Glass • Cellar Tour, Fridays, 2pm, $50 • Dollarhide Library Tasting, daily, $35 • Élu Library Tasting, daily, $35 ONGOING Wine Tasting Experiences at Benessere Vineyards St. Helena, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt 707-963-5853x105 • Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10 • Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15 • Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15 • Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20 • Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15 ONGOING Joseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & Seminars An opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday, $40 except Insignia Blending & Single Vineyard Wines/$60, free/club members Wine & Cheese Pairing $75. Terrace tastings daily, $30 & $60. RSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.josephphelps.com • Wine Aroma Challenge • Insignia Blending • Napa Valley Rocks • Single Vineyard Wines • Barrel Seminar ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val Napa, daily 10am-5pm, www.closduval.com, 800-993-9463 • Classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine. • Reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine. • Tours by appointment with 24 hour advance notice ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery For details, www.robertmondavi.com, 888-RMONDAVI x2 • The Signature Tour & Tasting• The Wine Tasting Basics • The Exclusive Cellar Tasting • Tasting Beyond the Basics • The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & Lunch ONGOING VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour Bourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appointment, $15 mid-week special Mention this listing, www.bourassavineyards.com, 800-499-2366 ONGOING Tastings at Silverado Vineyards Napa, www.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611 • Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, by appt, $75 • Library Tasting, by appt, $75 • Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$15, Premier/$25 • Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, by appt, $25 • Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, by appt, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting ONGOING Napa Valley Museum Yountville, www.NapaValleyMuseum.org, 707-944-0500 • Ongoing through Dec 16: All Aboard! • Dec 19: Discovery Day for Kids, Victorian Egg Ornaments • Dec 20-Jan 20: A Quilt for All Season on website already • Jan 12: Family Fun Dayon website already ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines Napa, 5-9pm, www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378 • Dec 14: Bring an Interesting & Good Bottle Night • Dec 20-21: Gluhwein! • Dec 24: Christmas Eve Afternoon Social ONGOING di Rosa Napa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991 • Ongoing through Jan 27: Renaissance on Fillmore, 1955-65\ ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre Napa, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, 707-259-0123 • Dec 15: Todd Snider w/ Dave Schools of Wide Spread Panic • Dec 21: Bootsy Collins & The Funk Unity Band • Jan 4: Psychedelic Furs & The Fixx • Jan 5: An Evening with Steve Earle • Jan 26: Tim Flannery & Many Special Friends • Feb 1: Clint Black • Feb 16: Los Lobos • Mar 8: Los Lonely Boys Acoustic

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ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, Napa, www.nvoh.org, 707-226-7372 ONGOING FRIDAYS Bubbles Bar at 1313 Main Napa, 9pm-12am, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313 ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Winemaker Wednesdays at 1313 Main Napa, 6-8pm, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313 • December 19: Herb Lamb Vineyards ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 31 Out of the Woods: Freeland Tanner The Grand Hand Gallery, Napa www.thegrandhand.com, 707-253-2551 ONGOING THROUGH APRIL Blend Your Own Merlot at Rutherford Hill Rutherford, 11am-1pm, $95, $75/members, RSVP www.rutherfordhill.com, 707-963-1871x2218 DECEMBER 13 Women for WineSense’s Wine on America’s Holiday Table St. Supéry Estate, Napa, 5:30-9pm, 707-996-8740 http://wws-wineonamericastable.eventbrite.com DECEMBER 14-15 Annual Artisan Trunk Show ECHO Gallery, Calistoga, 707-812-2201 www.facebook/echocalistoga DECEMBER 15 Andretti Celebrates the Holidays with Italian-style Wine & Cuisine Napa, 7pm, $125, RSVP required, Dinner, tour & shopping! 707-259-6777x229, www.andretti.com DECEMBER 15 Wine Club Holiday Stop & Shop at Grgich Hills Estate Rutherford, www.grgich.com, 800-532-3057 DECEMBER 15 Holiday Barrel Tasting & Pick Up Party at Merryvale Vineyards St. Helena, 1-4pm, $25, free/members, RSVP, 877-887-7763 www.merryvale.com DECEMBER 15 Yountville Inaugural Dinner Cornerstone Cellars, Yountville, 6pm, $100, $125/members www.cornerstonecellar.com, 707-945-0388

• Dec 14: Napa Regional Dance Company, The Nutcracker • Dec 19: Willie K Christmas Show • Dec 20: Windham Hill Winter Solstice • Dec 22: Voena, Voices of the Season • Jan 5: The Manzarek-Rogers Band • Jan 11: The Kronos Quartet • Jan 15: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra • Jan 17: Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson, The Beauty of Hawaiian Guitar • Jan 24: International Guitar Night 2013 • Jan 26: Shawn Colvin • Jan 31: Tuesday Night Flicks, Rear Window • Jan 31: Vusi Mahlasela

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DECEMBER 16 Holiday Tea at the Chateau at Domaine Carneros Napa, 11am-12:30pm, 3-4:30pm, $45/members, $55/guests www.domainecarneros.com, 707-257-0101 DECEMBER 16 Teddy Bear Tea Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa, 1:30-3pm, $40/person www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-0200 DECEMBER 16 Father & Child Tea Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa, 1:30-3pm, $20/twosome www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-0200 DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day Dining Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-0200 DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, $255/members, $290/guests www.castellodiamorosa.com, RSVP, 707-967-6274 DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve 2012 Domaine Chandon, Yountville www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 JANUARY 12 Dolce In Vigneto Culinary Confections: Tropical Fruit Tarts & Tartlets at Andretti Andretti Winery, Napa, 11am-1:30pm, $55 www.andrettiwinery.com, 888-460-8463x229 JANUARY 18-21 3rd Annual Napa Truffle Festival Various events & locations in Napa Valley www.napatrufflefestival.com, 888-753-9378 JANUARY 19 Cooking Class: Authentico Mexican Fare Join Chef Enrique Gonzales Cedar Gables Inn, Napa, 4-8pm, $169 www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969 JANUARY 25 Cooking Class: Robbie Burns Celebration Cedar Gables Inn, Napa, 4-11pm, $179 www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969 JANUARY 27 Chocolate Festival at Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, 12-4pm, $49/members, $59/guests, RSVP required www.castellodiamorosa.com, 707-967-6274 FEBRUARY 9 Valentine’s Day Dinner at Beringer St. Helena, 6pm, 707-963-8989x2036, RSVP www.beringer.com FEBRUARY 9 Dolce In Vigneto Culinary Confections: Chocolate Stamped Andretti Logo Truffles & Ganaches at Andretti Winery Andretti Winery, Napa, 11am-1:30pm, $55 www.andrettiwinery.com, 888-460-8463x229 FEBRUARY 9, 16 Cooking Class: Valentine’s Day Cooking Class Cedar Gables Inn, Napa, 4-8pm, $179 www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969 FEBRUARY 19-22 The Symposium for Professional Wine Writers Meadowood Napa Valley, St. Helena www.winewriterssymposium.org ONGOING Live Music at Centre du Vin Ledson Hotel, Sonoma, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779 ONGOING Private Tastings at Viansa www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470 • Italian Wine & Cheese Pairing , 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment, $10/members, $25 • Reserve Wine & Food Pairing 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment, free/members, $45 ONGOING Reserve Wine & Food Pairing Private Tasting at Viansa Sonoma, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470, free/members, $45 ONGOING Private Wine Tastings at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Healdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40pp by appointment, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700 • Scentiments – Test your Smell Memory • White Wine Lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses • King of Reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates • Matchmaker – wine and food pairing • PreVail Tasting – wines paired with Artisan Charcuterie plate • Cabernet Terroir Tasting – comparison wines from different elevations ONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Taste with the Count at Buena Vista A 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20 A 90-minute “Taste with the Count” with Reserve Buena Vista wines in “the Count’s Lair” by the Count. 2pm, $45, RSVP, 800-926-1266 ONGOING Wine and Food Pairing at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Healdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines with the perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointment www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700 ONGOING Free Guided Winery Tour at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Healdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointment www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700 ONGOING Group Private Tastings at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Healdsburg – Includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, by appointment. $20 per person, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700 ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood – A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. Complimentary, 11am-2pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134 ONGOING Food and Wine Pairing at the Mayo Reserve Room 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting $35, Reservations recommended, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-833-5504 ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood – Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258 • Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar, Eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 • Cinq Cépages Component Tasting, Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 • Private VIP Wine Tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour • Box Lunch Prgram with Tour ONGOING Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa – Ten person minimum, Call for more information & reservations 888-675-WINE(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com • Charcuterie, daily 11am-4pm, $25/$20 club members • Wine & Food Pairing, $35/$28 club members ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256 ONGOING Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson Fulton – Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25 www.kj.com, 707-571-7500 ONGOING Happy Hour at Proof’d Monday-Wednesday, 3-6pm, ½ off full pours Sunday, 1-4pm, ½ off full pours, $1 off flights Sonoma, 707-938-2337, www.proofdspirits.com ONGOING Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123 ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123 ONGOING Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Introduces Thematic Wine Program Honoring great local wine makers. Plus, each Thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity wine-tenders. The Lodge at Sonoma, RSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com 707-931-2042 ONGOING SUNDAYS Sunday Brunch at the Centre du Vin Ledson Hotel, Sonoma, 9am-1pm, www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779 ONGOING WEEKENDS Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery Cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing www.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389 LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 50 Mile AV Vintner's Dining Glen Ellen – Barrel tasting & Old Vine Pinot Noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard. Foods sourced locally. 4-7pm, ashtonwines.com, RSVP, 707-935-3456 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 20 Locals' Late Night Later hours, discounts, live music, food & wine tastings & more! Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, www.CornerstoneSonoma.com ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 20 Locals' Late Night - Cornerstone Later hours, discounts, live music, food & wine tastings & more! Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, www.CornerstoneSonoma.com ONGOING THURSDAYS Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba Sonoma – Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine tasting. 4-5:30pm, www.anabawines.com, 707-996-4188 ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAY Unique Food & Wine Pairings at HKG Tasting Room Glen Ellen, 12-6pm, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-938-7622 ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY Live Music at Cellars of Sonoma Santa Rosa, 7:30-10:30pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826 SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH Comedy Night at Cellars of Sonoma Santa Rosa, 8:15-9pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826 ONGOING Moondance Cellars & Orchard Station Wines Glen Ellen – Paired with Wine Country Chocolates Truffle Tastes, $10 www.moondancecellars.com, 707-938-7550 ONGOING SATURDAYS Jazz it up Wine & Concert Series Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard, Healdsburg, 4-6pm www.seasonofthevineyard.com, 707-431-2222 ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour Healdsburg, 10:30am, $25, www.michelschlumberger.com, 800-447-3060

SONOMA COUNTY

ONGOING Tastings at Fritz Underground Winery A Taste of Fritz: $10, Indulge in Fritz Reserve Wines: $15 Cloverdale, www.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389

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ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola Geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20 www.ryew.com, 707-431-4811 ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines www.icariawinery.com, RSVP, 707-486-9623 EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market Santa Rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629 EVERY FRIDAY MORNING Sonoma Valley Farmers’ Market Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 21 Italian Christmas in Kenwood at VJB Cellars Kenwood, 4-7pm, www.vjbcellars.com, 707-833-2300 EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY The Art of Winemaking Workshop Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm www.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311 ONGOING SATURDAYS Syrah Hill Experience at Cline Cellars Sonoma, 11am-1pm, 2-4pm, $40, $30/members www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4061 ONGOING Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School 450 West Spain St, Sonoma, Check website for schedule. www.ramekins.com, 707-933-0450 ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, wellsfargocenterarts.org, 707-546-3600 • Dec 14: Dave Koz & Friends • Dec 15: Dwight Yoakam • Dec 16: POPS2 Eileen Ivers, An Irish C • Dec 23: Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker • Jan 12: Celebrity Autobiography • Jan 13: Psychic Medium John Edward • Jan 15: The Peking Acrobats • Jan 18: Temptations & The Four Tops • Jan 20: Menopause the Musical • Jan 26: Rasta Thomas Rock the Ballet ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center Rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com, 707-588-3400 • Dec 14-16: SR Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300 • Dec 15: Dragon Smoke • Dec 18: Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead • Dec 20: Minnesota • Dec 21: 2nd Annual Doomsday Cabaret • Dec 22: 8th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with John Courage • Dec 28: The Brothers Comatose • Dec 29: Chuck Prophet • Dec 31: New Years Eve Bashment with Shinehead ONGOING Green Music Center Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park www.gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040 • Dec 15: Sonomabach Choir • Jan 12-14: St. Clair Conducts Musical Treasures • Jan 26: Yo-Yo Ma with Kathryn Stott • Jan 31: Charles Dutoit conducts the Enigma Variations ONGOING THURSDAYS Winemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Market Guerneville, 6-8pm, www.bigbottommarket.com, 707-604-7295 ONGOING FRIDAYS Music at Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge Cloverdale, 7-9pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166

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FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH First Friday at R2 Wine Company Appetizers, complimentary tasting & fun activities! Sonoma, 5-7pm, www.rswinecompany.com, 707-933-1330 ONGOING SATURDAYS Swirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101) Big 3 Wine Bar, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma 10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-900 EVERY WEDNESDAY Yappy Hour Bring your dog for an evening of canine fun! Annex Wine Bar, Sonoma, 4-7pm www.annexwinebar.com, 707-938-7779 EVERY THURSDAY Baja Sushi Night Annex Wine Bar, Sonoma, 5-7pm www.annexwinebar.com, 707-938-7779 SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER Farmers’ Market Town Green, Windsor, 11am-3pm www.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 14 Artisan Chocolate Truffle & Wine Pairing at Fritz Underground Winery Cloverdale, $35, www.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 6 Sculpture Exhibition: Nature Abstracted a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Cornerstone, Sonoma www.sculpturesite.com, 707-933-1300 ONGOING WEEKENDS THROUGH DECEMBER 23 Sip, Savor & Shop B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Various events and locations throughout Sonoma Valley! www.olivefestival.com, 707-996-1090 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY Tour & Taste at The Olive Press 12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Sonoma, www.theolivepress.com, 707-939-8900 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY Estate Olive Oil, Vinegar & Wine Tasting B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen, 11am-5pm 12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7923 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY Artisan Olive Oil Tasting Figone’s of California, Kenwood 12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season www.figoneoliveoil.com, 707-938-3164 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY (EXCEPT MONDAYS) Olive Tress in Sonoma State Historic Park Sonoma Mission, Sonoma, 10am-5pm 12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season www.parks.ca.gov, 707-938-9560 DECEMBER 14 26th Annual Dinner with the Winemaker Series: Arrowood Winery Women in the Wine Industry Heidi von der Mehden, Winemaker Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, $99 www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788 DECEMBER 15 Mayo Family Winery’s Annual Holiday Party Glen Ellen, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-938-9401 DECEMBER 15-16 Joyeux Noël House at Chateau St. Jean Winery Kenwood, www.chateaustjean.com, 877-478-5326 DECEMBER 15-16 Photos with Santa Larson Family Winery, Sonoma, 11am-2pm www.larsonfamilywinery.com, 707-938-9463 DECEMBER 16 December Tuscan Club Pick-Up Party at Viansa Sonoma, 12-2:30pm, www.viansa.com, 707-935-4726 DECEMBER 16 Winter Piano Concert by the Jack London Piano Club Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, 4-6:30pm www.jacklondonpark.com, 707-938-4827 DECEMBER 20 End of Earth As We Know It Party Kaz Winery, Kenwood, 5-8pm www.kazwinery.com, 877-833-2536 DECEMBER 25 Christmas Dinner Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar, Sonoma www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-935-6600 JANUARY 6 Three Kings Day at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 4-5pm, $10 www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1931 JANUARY 6 Olive Curing Workshop with Olive Expert Don Landis B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen, 11am-1pm, $20, $15/members www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064 JANUARY 19-20 21st Annual Winter Wineland Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County www.wineroad.com, 11am-4pm JANUARY 25 Feast of the Olive Dinner Ramekins Culinary School, Sonoma, 6-10pm 12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season www.olivefestival.com, 707-996-1090x108 FEBRUARY 9 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration at Meadowcroft Wines Sonoma, 12-4pm, 707-934-4090 www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com FEBRUARY 15 8th Annual VinOlivo Grand Tasting – Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance The Lodge at Sonoma, Sonoma, 7-10pm 12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season www.sonomavalleywine.com, FEBRUARY 16-17 An Olive Odyssey at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards 12th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Sonoma, www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7551 TUESDAYS - FRIDAYS Unwind with Wine Happy Hour Thorn Hill Vineyards, Lower Lake, 4-6pm www.thornhillvineyards.com, 707-279-2745 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Windows to the Universe Taylor Observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pm www.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121 DECEMBER 15-16 Christmas in Lake County Shannon Ridge, Clearlake Oaks, 1-4pm www.shannonridge.com, 707-998-9400 DECEMBER 25 Christmas Dinner Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, 707-937-0511 DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, 707-937-0511 FEBRUARY 9 Wine & Chocolate Festival Mt. Konocti Growers, Lakeport, 12-4pm www.lakecounty.com, 707-279-0563, $35/adv, $40 FEBRUARY 16 Valentine’s Weekend Crab Feed at Jaxon Keys Hopland, www.jaxonkeys.com, 877-462-0666

SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING The Walt Disney Family Museum The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco 415-345-6816 www.waltdisney.org • Ongoing through Apr 28: Between Frames, The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation • Nov 15 - Apr 14: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, The Creation of a Classic • Nov 17: From Page to Screen, The Evolution of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs • Nov 30: Animate Your Night, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Opening Celebration ONGOING Seasons Swirl Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, 5:30-7:30pm www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 30 The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism de Young Museum, San Francisco, www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 27 Gifts from the Gods, Art & the Olympic Ideal Legion of Honor, San Francisco, www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 27 This World Is Not My Home: Photographs by Danny Lyon de Young Museum, San Francisco, www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 17 Rudolf Nureyev, A Life in Dance de Young Museum, San Francisco www.famsf.org, 415-750-3594 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 23 (SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS) 34th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party Cow Palace, San Francisco, www.dickensfair.com, 800-510-1558x114 DECEMBER 29-30 Treasure Island Flea One Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island, San Francisco, 9am-4pm www.TreasureIslandFlea.com, 415-898-0245 FEBRUARY 8-10 27th Annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show Fort Mason Center, San Francisco www.sanfranciscotribalandtextileartshow.com, 310-455-2886

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ONGOING Skunk Train Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com, 866-457-5865 ONGOING FRIDAYS Tuscan Village Music Art Series Terrill Cellars, Lower Lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354 EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Food & Wine Pairings McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986 FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH Winemaker Dinner Series Saw Shop Gallery, Kelseyville, 6-9pm www.sawshopbistro.com, 707-278-0129

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MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern Novato, 415-892-6200, www.hopmonk.com • Dec 14: Ghosts of Electricity • Dec 27: Will Durst EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH Pair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellars Gilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca Ice Cream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases. www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827 EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines Cepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm www.ranchocellars.com, 831-625-5646 EVERY WEDNESDAY Wine Down Wednesdays Fortino Winery, Gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 17 Chuck Close: Works on Paper 1975-2012 Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477 DECEMBER 31 Once Upon a Time: New Year’s Eve 2012 The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach www.pebblebeach.com, 800-654-9300 JANUARY 17 Winemaker Series: Margerum Wine Company, Santa Barbara County Pacific’s Edge, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Carmel www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com, 831-620-1234 JANUARY 19 Barrel Tasting & Futures Open House Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley, 11am-4pm www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600, $15, free/members FEBRUARY 2 Meet the Farmer Lunch Series: Monterey Abalone Company Pacific’s Edge, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Carmel www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com, 831-620-1234 FEBRUARY 4-10 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Pebble Beach, 831-649-1533, www.attpbgolf.com FEBRUARY 9 Valentine’s Passport 2013 – River Road Wine Trail Visit 14 artisan vintners along the trail! 11am-4pm Monterey, www.riverroadwinetrail.com FEBRUARY 13 Shake, Rattle & Roll Cocktail Series: Winter Warm Ups Sunset Lounge, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Carmel www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com, 831-620-1234 FEBRUARY 16 Red Wine & Chocolates Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley, $12, free/members www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train www.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690 • Dec 11, 15-16, 18-23, 26-30: The Christmas Train • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Express

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
ONGOING Tastings at Prima Walnut Creek, www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780 Fri: 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/members Sat: 3-5pm, $20, $10/members LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH DECEMBER Finally a Friday Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, Open until 7pm www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463

LIVERMORE

ONGOING Bankhead Theatre Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore www.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800 • Dec 14-16: The Nutcracker • Dec 19: Chanticleer Christmas • Dec 21: Willie K’s Hawaiian Christmas • Dec 22: Moscow Boys Choir Christmas • Dec 28: Big Fat Kiss Off XX • Dec 31: Flash Cadillac ONGOING Wine Cave Tasting Experience Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 4pm Sat/Sun, $10, $5/wine club members RSVP, www.wentevineyards.com/caves, 925-456-2405 ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Wine & Cheese Pairing La Rochelle Winery, Livermore, 12-4:30pm www.LRWine.com, 925-243-6442 DECEMBER 23 Holiday Take Home Dinner Wente Event Center, Livermore www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2444 JANUARY 26-27 Soup & Wine Weekend Fenestra Winery, Livermore, 12-5pm www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246

ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.C. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org, 866-754-ARTS • Dec 16: American Bach Soloists • Dec 21: San Francisco Symphony Family Concert • Jan 6: Alexander String Quartet • Jan 9-12: Ninety Miles • Jan 13: Charlie Albright, piano • Jan 17: Harry Belafonte • Jan 18: Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration • Jan 23-26: National Theatre of Scotland • Jan 26: L.A. Dance Project • Jan 29: Yo-Yo Ma, cello & Kathryn Stott, piano • Jan 31: Calder Quartet, Rootstock Percussion Trio & Mayumi Hama, marimba

SUISUN VALLEY

SOLANO COUNTY

THURSDAY NIGHTS Date Night at Mankas Tapas Bar & Steakhouse Fairfield, $49/couple for a 3 course dinner www.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207 SUNDAY NIGHTS Grand Master Tasting at Mankas Tapas Bar & Steakhouse Fairfield, $29/ dinner & tasting www.mankassteakhouse.com, 707-425-3207 ONGOING Music in the Gardens at Vezer Family Vineyard ONGOING Wines by the Glass Winterhawk Winery, Fairfield Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pm, Live music 2-5pm www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977 ONGOING Community Service Sundays Winterhawk Winery, Fairfield Wine tasting, wine by the glass & food, 1:30-5:30pm www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977 DECEMBER 26 SVGGA Anniversary Celebration “One Day Only” Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers Association Visit participating Suisun Valley wineries, 12-5pm www.suisunvalleywines.com, 707-864-0730

SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES

ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel Carmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048 • Dec 14-16: The Nutcracker • Jan 11: Chamber Music Monterey Bay • Jan 13: Carmel Music Society, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra • Jan 19: An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin • Jan 26-27: Monterey Symphony, Introspection • Jan 28: Clint Black ONGOING THROUGH MAY Winemaker Wednesday Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola, 5-8pm, www.scmwa.com ONGOING THURSDAYS Exploring Wine Learn more about wine & wine appreciation, taste local wines too! Carmel Ridge Winery, Cannery Row, Monterey, 4-6pm, $40 www.carmelridge.com, 831-324-0035 ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row Monterey, Family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts, 4-8pm 831-649-6690 ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Monterey Museum of Art Monterey, Evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
ONGOING Tasting Room Tuesdays Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, The Fairmont San Jose, San Jose Winery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pm www.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11 DECEMBER 15 Tunes & Tasting The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 12-7pm www.MountainWinery.com, 408-913-8124 DECEMBER 15-16, 21-23 Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 DECEMBER 21 Wine & Blues The Mountain Winery, Saratoga www.MountainWinery.com, 408-913-8124

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7th Annual Sonoma Valley Winery Gingerbread Competition
Sonoma Valley’s Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA) has announced the contestants in the 7th Annual Sonoma Valley Winery Gingerbread Competition where wineries create edible replicas of their wineries. New this year is a themed competition where wineries will base their gingerbread masterpiece on their “Favorite Christmas Movie.” This friendly competition kicks off the Holidays in Sonoma Valley, a calendar of Sonoma Valley winery events including Open Houses, Winemaker Dinners, visits from Santa, Toy Drives, and musical events. For the complete list of festivities ask participating wineries for the event listing and visit the Events Calendar at www.SonomaValleyWine.com. Throughout the month of December, visitors can pick up a map and a ballot at any of the participating wineries and vote for their favorite gingerbread creation. As an added bonus, each time voters cast a ballot either at the wineries or on the Sonoma Valley Grapes & Wine Facebook page; they’ll be entered into a raffle to win a case of fabulous Sonoma Valley wines. With 13 participating wineries, holiday cheer will be spread throughout Sonoma Valley. Here is a quick list of the holiday movies each winery plans to replicate in their gingerbread creation: • Annadel Estate Winery, a winery closed to the public, will be displaying their gingerbread house at the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau Cornerstone Center. • Crisp Bake Shop of Sonoma and B.R. Cohn Winery will be teaming up to bring you their interpretation of “A Nightmare Before Christmas!” • The Grinch wasn’t able to steal Christmas from the Who’s of Whoville making for a joyful creation at Buena Vista Winery. • “The Polar Express,” a fantastic creation by Kenwood local, Kelly Cleaver, will be featured at Chateau St. Jean. • “Three Wise Single Men” will be the theme at Envolve Winery, where the wise bachelors – will offer holiday gifts of wine, chocolates and other merchandise. • Vito & Guido Vino of Two Amigos Wines and their lady friends at GlenLyon Vineyards and Winery will be partnering to bring you….“Elf”! • The winemaking team at Highway 12 Vineyards and Winery will feature a fun trio – “Miracle on 34th Street” meets “A Christmas Story” meets “Elf” all compiled into one as “The Miracle on 1st Street”! • Imagery Estate Winery staff will be creating the Imagery rendition of “A Christmas Story.” • The Culinary apprentices at “Worth Our Weight” will be creating Kenwood Vineyards masterpiece of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” • Lasseter Family Winery will be only by appointment only this Holiday Season (10am – 4pm). Their gingerbread house designer, Veronica Eicken, will be creating a structure after the movie Elf featuring many different Pixar characters! • Mayo Family Winery chef will unveiling the masterpiece with the original theme “A Mayo Christmas Story!” • SPANN Vineyards team and winemaker Betsy Spann are creating their big representation of Sonoma Valley’s smallest winery. • Viansa Winery and Marketplace will depict the famous “Miracle on 34th Street” made by students of Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary School. For more information visit the Event Calendar at www.SonomaValleyWine.com.

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LODGING
NAPA VALLEY
CANDLELIGHT INN Private baths; TV/phone and AC; two-person marble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies or decks; three-course gourmet breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious 30'x60'; swimming pool 1045 Easum Drive, Napa 1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com

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PINK MANSION
The perfect Napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room, lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting, large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, in-room massage and facials available.

1415 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga

1-800-238-7465 www.pinkmansion.com

BRANNAN COTTAGE INN Six spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths, queen-size beds and a refrigerator. Two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisions as well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertime visits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings. 109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.net www.brannancottageinn.com (707) 942-4200

THIS SEASON EXPERIENCE THE CHATEAU

SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERN
LEDSON HOTELS Luxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated rooms with king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies. Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779 480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com

SONOMA COUNTY– COAST
INN AT THE TIDES Bay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available; continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.com

Holiday Reserve Tastings
Daily at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm $25 per person; reservations recommended

SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERN
VINTNERS INN Forty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios; surrounded by vineyards. 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa CALDERWOOD INN An historic Victorian Inn in the heart of Healdsburg 25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 1-800-421-2584 www.vintnersinn.com

1-800-600-5444 707-431-1110

Delight your family and friends with a special tasting of our Reserve wines on the seasonal tented patio with its beautiful views of the vineyards and Sonoma Valley.

FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEY
HILTON GARDEN INN 2200 Gateway Court Fairfield HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 316 Pittman Road Fairfield (707) 426-6900 www.hiltongardeninn.com (707) 864-3797 www.hiexpress.com

Joyeux Noël Open House & Wine Sale
December 15-16, 10 am – 5 pm Discover Christmas in the French Tradition with holiday flights and small bites, live caroling, and great deals on wine packs and merchandise for the wine lover on your list. 8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood chateaustjean.com • 877.478.5326

MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COAST
LONE OAK LODGE Within minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey Harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. 1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com

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vJB viNEYARDS & CELLARS
Italian Christmas in Kenwood
There’s no place like home for the holidays, and that’s especially true at VJB Vineyards and Cellars which is celebrating the first festive season in its new home – a charming Italian-style villa that houses a tasting room, marketplace and central piazza that’s quickly become a popular gathering spot for visitors and locals alike in the small town of Kenwood. With Christmas fast approaching, owner Henry Belmonte is more excited than usual to welcome guests inside the stucco and white stone walls of what feels like a little piece of Italy in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. “We finally have a place where people can truly experience our family’s hospitality, and what better time than during the holidays?” he asks. A self-professed Christmas fanatic, Belmonte takes immense pleasure in decorating the new space inside and out for the holidays, including a large fir tree strung with lights on the piazza and poinsettias, garlands and Santa figurines tastefully displayed around the property. To celebrate VJB’s first Christmas in its new home Belmonte and his parents Vittorio and Maria are hosting an “Italian Christmas in Kenwood” on the evenings of Friday, December 14 and December 21. Although wine tastings end at 5 p.m., VJB will stay open until 7 p.m. so guests can stay for a glass of wine and pizza or flatbread from the piazza’s wood-fired oven. They will also be introducing a jug wine program where people can buy one liter jugs filled with the winery’s popular Rosso Family Blend straight from the barrel to drink there or take home for the weekend. During regular tasting room hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), visitors can taste a number of VJB’s wines which are produced with an eye toward New World innovation and Old World sensibility, including California-grown Italian varietals such as Barbera, Sangiovese, and the newly released 2010 Primitivo, a close relative of Zinfandel.

VINEYARDS & CELLARS

VJB

The tasting room, marketplace and deli are open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 60 Shaw Avenue, Kenwood (707) 833-2300 | www.vjbcellars.com

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Another new release is the 2011 Gabriella Ranch Chardonnay, which is a crisp, refreshing wine perfect for pairing with a holiday seafood feast, which is traditional in Italian families. VJB also features a true Italian prosecco made just for them by friends in Italy’s esteemed Valdobbiadene region. This dry sparkling wine is ideal for almost any occasion from holiday breakfasts to midnight toasts. In the marketplace, visitors will find plenty for the foodies on their gift list including VJB’s small-production estate-grown olive oil and Maria Belmonte’s line of pasta sauces and pestos. There are also bags of candies and confections in a rainbow of colors and flavors from all across Europe that make perfect stocking stuffers for kids of all ages. One Christmas treat available for the first time in the new marketplace are traditional Italian panettone wrapped lavishly in shiny red and white paper and red bows. The lightly sweet yeast bread studded with candied fruit is a beloved Belmonte family tradition. “It’s under the tree on Christmas morning and that’s what we enjoy with our coffee and espresso while we open gifts,” said Henry. From the panettone, to the Primitivo to the pizzas served on the piazza, everything at VJB is exactly what you’d find if you were a guest in the family’s home. “This place is an extension of our everyday lives, of our family’s unique culture, and we just want to share that with everyone who visits us.”

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BENNEtt LANE WiNERY
The friendliest place in town!
BY MONICA L. DASHWOOD

Tours and tasting daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 3340 Highway 128, Calistoga CA 94515 1-877-629-6272 | bennettlane.com www.facebook.com/bennettlane www.twitter.com/bennettlane

Bennett Lane Winery has built a solid reputation for having the friendliest tasting room in the wine country. The winery and vineyard sit snuggled at the top of the Napa Valley in Calistoga and hold a welcoming charm with their water fountains, lined cypress trees and perennial flower beds at the entrance. The tasting room is friendly, not only because of its experienced staff, but for its warm and cozy décor. Sunflowers lighten up the room, overlooking their open spaced picnic gardens while you sample their small-lot production Cabernet Sauvignon vintages. The owners, Randy and Lisa Lynch purchased this beautiful property only nine years ago and have become the talk of the town in just a short period of time. With a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, they have gone on to produce award-winning wines, such as their lush textured red wine varietal called Maximus, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The current release 2008 Maximus Red Feasting Wine is being hailed as the best deal in the valley and was awarded 94 points in Wine Enthusiast. According to Randy Lynch, “Our goal is to make wines of outstanding quality year after year,” he says. “We make every effort to use only the finest fruit and bring it to fruition in the bottle through meticulous winemaking.” The winery has garnered an impressive thirtyfour 90+ point scores from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate in just seven vintages. With these impressive scores, Bennett Lane’s knowledgeable staff is proud to share two exquisite tasting options aimed at pleasing the wine beginner to the ultimate Cabernet Collector. Their flagship $15 flight buys four tastes of Bennett Lane’s fine wines, the Chardonnay, the Maximus Red Feasting Wine blend, and two vintages of their acclaimed Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition, Bennett Lane is offering their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon flight for $40 per person. This tasting includes a sample of the highly rated 2006 and 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and their single-vineyard Estate Lynch Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. “We really try to be the friendliest room in the valley, a place where people can feel welcomed to try new wines with non-intimidating knowledge from our staff,” says Stefanie Longton, General Manager of Bennett Lane Winery. It’s a real treat visiting Bennett Lane Winery, a must see destination for wine lovers everywhere!

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Affairs of the Vine Wine Shootouts ... Distinctly Different Wine Competitions
11th Annual pinot Noir Shootout & 7th Cabernet Shootout are under Way
Distinctly different wine competitions, Affairs of the Vine Wine Shootouts are comprehensive and focused tastings of varietal wines. The Pinot Noir Shootout, celebrating its 11th year, focuses on Pinot Noir, Blanc de Noirs and other Pinot Noir-based sparkling wines. The Cabernet Shootout is concentrating on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Blends for the 7th time. The Pinot Noir and Cabernet Shootout boast incredibly diverse tasting panels comprised of more than 70 wine industry professionals from varying disciplines. The wines submitted to the competitions are tasted over a threemonth period. Just 32 wines are tasted per day in the prelims and finals, allowing the judges to be completely immersed, focused and fair to the wines. Palate fatigue is not a factor in the tastings. Wines are tasted completely blind without reference to appellation, vintage or price. Each wine is judged and reviewed on its own merit. All wines are tasted by at least two tasting panels before the finals. The educational and engaging, consumer-oriented, follow-up events, The Pinot Noir Summit (March 2, 2013), The Cabernet Shootout Challenge (January 26, 2013) and Romancing the Rhones (July 13, 2013) allow consumers to taste the top wines and pit their palates against the professional judging panel. The attendees are involved in the process of judging the wines from their perspective: a most memorable and influential experience. For more information, go to affairsofthevine.com.

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As the holidays are in full swing, bring your family and friends to celebrate the magic happening in Suisun Valley on December 26 from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy a barrel or vertical wine tasting and nibble on gourmet foods while mingling with friends and winemakers. This special event is traditionally held between Christmas and New Years, an excellent time to spend a quality day with friends and family enjoying Suisun Valley. Participating wineries showcase their award-winning wines all made from Suisun Valley grapes. A $10 fee is payable on-site at each participating location. You’ll receive a commemorative logo glass, along with a delicious foods and wines from each winery. For more information and participating wineries, go online to suisunvalley.com.

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v. SAttui WiNERY
Go and enjoy the Napa Valley you’re looking for!
BY JOSH STEIN

V. Sattui Winery & Italian Market
Napa Vall e y

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1111 White Lane, Saint Helena CA 94574 (707) 963-7774 | www.vsattui.com

Bottom line: avoid the pretense and go up to V. Sattui, south of St. Helena, to be treated right and to taste some of the finest winery-only releases in the Valley without attitude or pretension, and it’s that very sense that the customer experience matters most that will have you return again and again. Something strange has happened as the Valley has grown up; sometimes, the producers seem to have forgotten how Napa became Napa Valley – well, V. Sattui, one of the originators of the modern wine country experience, hasn’t made that mistake. They always overdeliver. We’re not the only ones who have noticed, by the way; for the fourth time, the Monterey Wine Competition named them Winery of the Year – as has the Critics Challenge – and for the second year in a row, the SF Bay Guardian has named them Best Winery in Northern California. Yes, this 125-year-old winery is well known for “good wines at good prices,” but that’s not what inspires such loyalty for the winery and its all-winery-only releases. It’s that they’ve never forgotten where they’ve come from or what truly matters in the wine business. The winery itself is named after owner Dario Sattui’s pioneering San Francisco vintner great-grandfather Vittorio Sattui, who founded the enterprise as “St. Helena Wine Cellars” on then-Montgomery Street, now-Columbus Avenue in 1885. In 1899, the winery relocated to the Mission District as “V. Sattui Wine Co.” The winery closed for production in 1921 because of Prohibition, but Dario, remembering his childhood amongst the barrels

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and tanks of the old underground cellar, refounded the winery in St. Helena in 1975, intent upon a wine experience modeled on a small European village, where visitors would feel encouraged to stay and feel part of “wine country” and its great wines without pretense or large wallets. As Vittorio often proclaimed, “There is nothing like St. Helena grapes,” and as folks say today, there is nothing like V. Sattui anywhere else in the Napa Valley. Why? For starters, the winery produces more than forty different wines, ranging from vineyard-designate and reserve Cabernet, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel bottlings; to a range of Chardonnays, Rieslings, and Sauvignon Blancs; as well as three rosés; dessert wines including Angelica, madeira, Muscat, and port; Italianinspired releases of Sangiovese and grappa; and older releases available nowhere else, so there is always something for anyone desiring a particular wine or style. Equally, the tasting fees are more than fair given the modern Valley, reflecting a philosophy that wine is for everyone. There are also, depending on the day, four or five different ways to taste: including two-and-a-half acres of shaded picnic grounds with no charge or reservations needed for picnicking and an extensive in-house deli and marketplace, entirely unique to the Valley, with barbecue and more than two hundred cheeses from which to choose. Group activities for small or large parties can be arranged by appointment; the winery is well known for never failing to please at such gatherings. And in line with this consumer-focused approach is the lack of anything but word-of-mouth to spread the news. Dario proudly remarks, “To this day, we spend almost no money to advertise.” And thirty-five thousand annual case buyers and five thousand Wine-of-the-Month Club members can’t all be off course, right? How many other wineries anywhere on the planet can boast that level of loyal following without one bottle of distribution? V. Sattui pioneered this direct sales approach, making sure their efforts go into wines consumers want. No outside distribution means the ability to produce lots of different options without regards for what the corporate giants have dictated must be on store shelves. Dario’s philosophy is pretty straightforward, another rarity in today’s world: “I’ve always tried to make the best product I could, sell it at a fair price, and let the product speak for itself.” Well, that they do: more than a dozen current releases have been rated 90 points or higher, and the 2008 Paradiso was recently named “Best American Bordeaux Blend” at the Mainly Meritage International Wine Competition. Go now – and enjoy – and I bet you’ll be back again!

PREMIUM NAPA VALLEY WINES • FOUNDED IN 1897

Come and experience the history and pastoral setting with picnic grounds, a bocce court and a horse shoe pit.
Tours & Tastings offered daily Exclusive Group & Lunch Packages by appointment Open Daily 11-5 6613 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley, CA 94567 (707) 965-1246 • www.popevalleywinery.com

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Kristine Schug’s Mushroom & Taleggio Croutons
½ lb. shiitake mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed • 2 Tbs. minced shallots • ¼ cup butter • ¼ cup dry red wine • 1 tsp. each: chopped fresh thyme, sage and rosemary • salt and pepper, to taste • 24 homemade croutons (a baguette sliced on the diagonal works well) • 2/3 lb. taleggio cheese (aged teleme)* in 24 thin slices • 2 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped

Buena Vista’s Oysters with Champagne Vinegar Mignonette
FOR MIGNONETTE

Korbel Chicken Almond Salad with Grapes and Gorgonzola Cheese
2 pounds diced cooked chicken meat ½ cup diced red onion • ½ cup diced celery • ½ cup toasted almonds, chopped • ¼ cup chopped parsley • 1-2 cups red seedless grapes • ½ cup crumbled gorgonzola • 1 cup mayonnaise • 2 Tbs. Mendocino brand mustard • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
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½ tsp. chopped jalapeño 2 tsp. Champagne vinegar • 1½ tsp. finely chopped shallot • Pinch of coarsely ground black pepper • Pinch of sugar • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Place all mignonette ingredients in a bowl and let stand for 30 minutes.
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Combine all ingredients. Chill and serve.
Rotisserie chicken already prepared from the grocery store is perfect for this recipe.

Korbel NV Blanc De Noirs
Fresh and full of flavor, Korbel Blanc de Noirs uses Pinot Noir cuvées with lots of raspberry and strawberry flavor balance, and a light-flavored white cuvée for a delicate finish. Pair with smoked chicken, or desserts using chocolate, raspberries or strawberries. Composed of Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and French Colombard www.korbel.com

– Chef Robin Lehnhoff-McCray

Thinly slice the mushrooms. Melt butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté mushrooms and shallots until soft, lightly browned and liquid has reduced. Add red wine; reduce completely. Remove pan from heat, stir in herbs and season to taste with salt and pepper. Allow mushrooms to cool slightly. Place croutons onto a sheet pan. Divide mushrooms evenly among the croutons. Place a slice of taleggio on top of each crouton. Broil croutons just until cheese melts, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately. Serves 12 guests 2 croutons each.
*Ask your grocer for a likely substitute

FOR OYSTERS
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Buena Vista North Coast Sparkling Wine Brut Rosé

1½ cups kosher or other coarse salt ½ dozen small oysters, such as Kumamoto or Prince Edward Island, shells scrubbed well and oysters left on the half shell, their liquor reserved and oysters picked over for shell fragments Place oysters on a serving platter with rock salt or ice (to hold shape), pour mignonette in small serving bowl with spoon for serving.

This sparkling Pinot Noir has a richness, intensity of flavor and brilliant red color rarely found in a sparkling wine. www.schugwinery.com

2009 Schug Rouge de Noirs, Brut

if taleggio is not available.

Agoston Haraszthy, the Father of California viticulture, was also the father of six illustrious children. His third son, Arpad, spent over two years in France learning the craft of sparkling wine, and later became the first to introduce Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wine into California winemaking. www.buenavistawinery.com

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Trolley Bells Ring in the Holiday Season in California Wine Country
Experience the holidays in California wine country from a whole new perspective: Your seat on the Holiday Wine Trolley. This holiday season guests will have two ways to take in the festivities in Napa and Sonoma counties. The Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley has been transformed into the Holiday Wine Trolley, brimming with garland, lights and playing classic holiday music. Board the trolley at the Sonoma Plaza or one of four hotels in the area, and begin your Sonoma adventure touring historical landmarks and four premium wineries. Guests may also take advantage of holiday winery specials and do their holiday shopping while on the tour. Tickets for the Holiday Wine Trolley Tour are $99 per person, and the price includes a catered lunch from the girl & the fig restaurant. For more information visit www.sonomavalleywinetrolley.com or call 1-877-WINETROLLEY. In Napa County, families and kids of all ages are invited to board the Napa Valley Holiday Wine Trolley for the Holiday Light Tour, which takes passengers through historic downtown Napa and its Victorian neighborhoods. The one-and-a-half hour tour transports trolley guests into the holiday spirit as they enjoy seasonal light displays and decorations, sing holiday carols and sip hot chocolate. Proceeds from these tours benefit foster children of Napa County. The Holiday Light Trolley Tour runs every weekend in December. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for children between 4 and 12 years old, children under 3 years are free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.NapaValleyWineTrolley.com or call 1877-WINE-TROLLEY.

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CoNCiERgE Q & A: What are your personal favorites?

Robert Spinrad
CHIEF CONCIERGE THE RITZ CARLTON SAN FRANCISCO MEMBER: LES CLEFS D'OR USA

tegan Wilson
CHIEF CONCIERGE, HOTEL HEALDSBURG MEMBER: LES CLEFS D’OR USA BOARD OF DIRECTORS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION

Ellen Rudolph
MERITAGE RESORT AT NAPA

ER: I prefer to give guests an array of choices that
will not only introduce them to wine country, but also to the variety of the ambiance and culture. If they like sparkling wines, Domaine Chandon is beautiful and elegant. Hess and Jessup have wonderful wines and art galleries. Perhaps Mondavi for an amazing educational experience with their Signature Tour and Tasting, Grgich Hills for their wonderful buttery Chardonnay and Raymond for their organic red wines. If they haven’t had lunch, I suggest V. Sattui for the picnic experience. Possibly onto Beringer, with its variety of wines and beautiful floral-filled grounds. And then onto the “Castles of Calistoga.” I tell them about the amazing Castello di Amorosa, Chateau Montelena and Sterling. And finally, the great smaller wineries of the Spring Mountain area. I love Charbay, with its “mom & pop” feel and warm and friendly reception. It’s especially charming for the guests to be introduced to their array of fruit infused liquors. Then cross over and come down the Silverado Trail for the “Tuscany” experience. Frank Family, Rombauer, Mumm Napa and Silver Oak are all good choices for them to pick from. Further down the Trail is Darioush for that Persian flavor and Hagafen, which is one of the few Kosher wineries. The Carneros region is located within 15 minutes from the Meritage Resort. Artesa, Etude and Domaine Carneros are just a few of the choices that I get very positive feedback on. Of course, Napa is all about indulging in wine and food, so the conversation inevitably moves to dining suggestions. Here at the Meritage, we have a shuttle to take our guests to downtown Napa if they choose. Finding the right cuisine experience is as important as finding the right wine experience.

WCtW: If you were to visit just one winery, which would you choose and why? RS: Many of our guests at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco are looking for the ultimate experience in the Wine Country. One of the options we like to suggest is a private tour and tasting at the Kenzo Estate. The combination of the spectacular natural setting, the prestigious vintages, famous name winemakers and the superb hospitality make this an ideal and refined destination. We suggest that our guests book a seated tasting on the patio with the specially selected food paring which matches the wines with signature dishes from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Restaurant – another famous name in the Wine Country. WCtW: Which winery has your favorite cave/ cellar tour? RS: Most guests love cave tours – and they really stimulate the senses! One of my favorites would be the Del Dotto Venetian Estate Winery. The caves are a work of art with textured stone walls, elaborate chandeliers made of Murano glass, and silver candelabras flickering down the barrel lined corridor. For a dramatic setting – this one is incomparable. WCtW: What’s the best wine country picnic spot? RS: One of the most charming family run wineries around is Sullivan Vineyards in Rutherford. With advance arrangements you can enjoy a lovely day of exquisite food and wine on the outdoor patio outside of the Sullivan home. If you have already been to the big names in the wine country – this experience will have you feeling like you are part of the family at this very special boutique winery.

WCtW: Describe the perfect day in wine country. tW: Begin at Downtown Bakery in Healdsburg for
breakfast, their sticky buns and croissants are a must. A nice walk around town afterward is always refreshing; start with the perimeter of the square which is filled with boutique shops, antique stores, tasting rooms and art galleries. I would then head into Russian River Valley to explore some Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Copain on Eastside Road is a must-do for Pinot Noir and Syrah, then Iron Horse for bubbles. In downtown Sebastopol my new favorite watering hole is Claypool Cellars. The tasting room is set in an old train car in the middle of Gravenstein Station. Continue on to the coast to Bodega Head for the stunning cliff side view. After stopping at a local kite shop and taking it to play at Goat Rock, I would round the coastal experience with dinner at River’s End Restaurant in Jenner right around sunset time. To end the evening, get a nightcap at the hip Spoonbar in downtown Healdsburg. WCtW: What’s the best wine country picnic spot? tW: Gustufson by Lake Sonoma is one of my absolute favorites. This hidden gem winery has breathtaking views and for the architectural enthusiast, the house has a Frank Lloyd Wright style to it. They also offer fantastic wines at a great price. On your way up stop at the Historic Dry Creek General Store for lunch provisions. Gustufson is worth the drive but best to start here first then work your way down the valley to other fun spots such as Bella, Preston, Lambert Bridge and Seghesio. done in a very nice atmosphere with food accompanying the wine which is one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the valley.

Remember: Please sip responsibly! Plan to taste at no more than three wineries based on these recommendations.

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gLoRiA FERRER CAvES & viNEYARDS
With crisp, cool, glorious days, autumn is an ideal time to visit the Carneros region of Sonoma and Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards. Named to National Geographic Magazine’s Best Trips of 2012 list, the winery offers sweeping views of acres of vine-covered rolling hills ablaze with reds and oranges. Inside the cozy tasting room, which features windows that bring the outside in and a large stone fireplace, visitors will find the perfect spot to relax and sip on award-winning sparkling and estate varietal wines and experience the best of what wine country has to offer. On a tour of the winery, guests learn how more than 25 years of making sparkling and estate varietal wines, primarily from grapes grown sustainably on their estate Carneros vineyards, translates into these highly acclaimed wines that have won more than 400 gold medals and 30 outstanding 90+ point ratings in the last five years alone. Most recently, the 2007 Brut Rosé and 2009 Pinot Noir were named Best of Class at the 2012 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, in addition to multiple gold medals. As harvest turns into winter, the holidays are not far behind, bringing with them plenty of opportunities to raise a glass to friends and family, making it the perfect time to stock up on both still and sparkling wines from Gloria Ferrer.

An Evening that Sparkles GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 23555 Carneros Highway (121), Sonoma (707) 996-7256 | www.gloriaferrer.com
When hosting a party or attending one, nothing fits the bill for a holiday gathering than a bottle of sparkling wine. Both festive and incredibly food-friendly, Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines perfectly complement a wide stylistic range of flavors and ingredients. The forward fruit in sparkling wine provides an ideal counterpart for spicy foods,

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Continued

Brie, Apple and Walnut Quesadillas
while the crisp character and fine bubbles sweep the fat of deepfried foods from the palate, refreshing it for the next bite. Serving seafood, like roasted mussels, lobster, crab, or even chilled oysters on the half shell? The light-bodied texture and fresh flavors of sparkling wine present the ultimate marriage. The round, toasty mid-palate of sparkling wine also stands up well to the many rich comfort foods, such as triple cream brie or wild mushroom ravioli, often served at holiday dinners. Deliciously compatible with food and arguably the most social beverage of all – every bottle of Gloria Ferrer holds five lively flutes of sparkling wine to toast any occasion – sparkling wine is the drink of choice for the holidays and ideal to have on hand for entertaining, as well as gifting. The celebrations continue into the New Year at Gloria Ferrer with a festive Catalan tradition, a performance of the Epiphany on Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 4 to 5 p.m. Held inside the wine cave, this joyful event offers guests the chance to celebrate the Spanish tradition of Three Kings Day or “El Dia de los Reyes Magos,” while sipping a glass of award-winning sparkling wine followed by a sample of traditional Spanish Holiday Rosca bread and hot chocolate. To find out more about both celebrations, as well as private parties or events, go to www.gloriaferrer.com.
INGREDIENTS

Makes 48 hors d’oeuvres

• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
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• 1/2 cup walnuts • Seven 7-inch flour tortillas • 6 ounces brie • 1 Golden Delicious apple

Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter with the rosemary, salt and cayenne. Combine with the walnuts and toss well. Arrange the nuts in one layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let them cool and then chop them coarsely. Turn the oven down to 200°F. Cut ninety-six 1-1/2 inch rounds out of the tortillas using a cookie cutter. Remove the rind from the brie. Peel and coarsely grate the apple. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese on top of 48 tortilla rounds. Top with 1/2 teaspoon of the apple, followed by 1/2 teaspoon chopped nuts, and put another tortilla round on top to make a sandwich. Heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter in a large nonstick pan over moderate heat until hot. Add half the quesadillas and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until golden. Transfer them to a baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven while you cook the remaining quesadillas in the remaining butter. Serve hot.

Enjoy this delicious appetizer that is sure to impress at any occasion

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Break for a Little Retail Therapy at Premium Outlets
BY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEY

When you are visiting wine country, everyone needs a little retail therapy and besides, there’s only so much wine you can take home with you! Head out to one of the Premium Outlet Centers® conveniently located in Napa, Petaluma, Vacaville and Gilroy and take a break from tasting wine and food. Discover incredible savings of 25% to 65% every day. Each location offers a different selection of stores so whether you are shopping for a designer dress, shoes or bag for the holidays, or need something for the home you will find it at one of the Premium Outlet Centers®.

to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (707) 447-5755.

Tommy Hilfiger, Vans, Van Heusen and more. For some refreshments, head over to DaVinci’s Coffee and Tea. There is an electrical vehicle charging station located behind the Nike Factory Store. Petaluma Village Premium Outlets® is located 35 miles north of San Francisco in one of Sonoma County’s most charming towns. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (707) 778-9300.

Napa Premium Outlets® features 50 stores including: Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Barneys New York, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Clarks Bostonian, Coach, Cole Haan, Janie and Jack, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger and more. This location also has a food court with Hunan China Express, Subway and Suppertime. There is an electrical vehicle charging station located behind the food court. Napa Premium Outlets® is ideally situated at the southern entrance to the Napa Valley, just off Hwy 29 at the First Street exit. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (707) 226-9876. Petaluma Village Premium Outlets® features 60 stores including: Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bass, Brooks Brothers, Carter’s, Clarks Bostonian, Coach, Converse, Jones New York, Motherhood Maternity, Nike, Nine West, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Saks Fifth Ave Off 5th, Skechers,

Vacaville Premium Outlets® is home to 120 stores including: Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chico’s, Coach, Coldwater Creek, Cole Haan, Eddie Bauer, Fossil, Gap Outlet, Gucci, Guess, Harry & David, Hurley, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Le Creuset, Merrell, Michael Kors, Nike, Puma, Polo Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware, Samsonite, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, Tumi, White House Black Market and more. Stop in for lunch at Subway, Taco Bell, Vacaville Deli, or pick up a treat at TCBY and Kirsten’s Coffee Corner. There is an electrical vehicle charging station adjacent to Subway. Vacaville Premium Outlets® is located between Sacramento and San Francisco on Interstate 80. Their hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.

Gilroy Premium Outlets® features 145 stores including: 7 For All Mankind, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Ecko Unltd, Fossil, Gap Outlet, Hugo Boss Factory Store, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Le Creuset, Lucky Brand, Nike, Puma, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Sony, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger and more. For a pick-me-up, visit Starbucks, Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels or Erik’s Deli. Gilroy Premium Outlets® is located on Hwy 101 south of San Jose. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (408) 842-3729. Join the VIP Shopper Club for free online access to The VIP Lounge and to enjoy exclusive online coupons, a voucher for a free VIP coupon book, deals around town, and inside information from your favorite brands. You will also be notified via email on all sales and special events. This VIP Shopper Club Membership is good at any of the Premium Outlet Centers®. Now is the time to start your holiday shopping and you never know what you might find at one of the Premium Outlet Centers®. Don’t miss the annual AfterThanksgiving Weekend Sale, featuring Midnight Madness, November 23-25. Stores open at midnight as Thanksgiving ends. For complete information, including center hours, a list of stores, holiday hours or to join the free VIP Shopper Club, visit www.premiumoutlets.com.

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Fill the Holidays with Books for Local Children
Charles Krug Winery partners with Child Start to support “Raising A Reader”
This holiday season, the Peter Mondavi Sr. Family and Charles Krug Winery will partner with winery visitors to donate new books to Child Start’s Raising A Reader early literacy program for children in Napa County. “Holidays are about making memories, and reading to a child is a precious one,” says Denise DuMond Berghorn, Hospitality Manager at Charles Krug. “We invite everyone to join us in support of Raising A Reader, to help ignite the joy of reading in a child this holiday season.” To help Charles Krug Winery get the word out about the Raising A Reader program, any adult who brings a new, unwrapped book for children ages 0-5 to the winery tasting room through the end of January 2013 will receive a complimentary Charles Krug wine tasting ($15 value). Napa County residents, who already receive complimentary tastings, will receive 10% off all wine purchases when they bring in a Producing book. Gold-Medal “Raising A Reader promotes Wines school readiness by introducing Since 1979 kids to books beginning at Tours, Tastings & Sales 11am-4pm infancy,” explains Child Start TWO FOR ONE TASTING WITH THIS AD Executive Director Debbie (LOGO GLASS NOT INCLUDED) Peralez. “Reading with a child has been shown to help the child succeed when he or she enters kindergarten, and a love 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa of reading developed early paves 1-888-HAGAFEN (1-888-424-2336) the way for a lifetime of www.hagafen.com • info@hagafen.com successful learning.” Child Start operates the Head Start/Early Head Start programs in Napa County, serving more than 1000 children aged five and under whose families meet federal poverty guidelines. Raising A Reader, an award-winning early literacy program, works with Child Start to provide books, training and support to families with young children. To learn more about Child Start and the many wonderful partnerships in place to improve the lives of children in Napa County, visit www.childstartinc.org. To learn more about Charles Krug and the four generations of family who have run the winery since 1943, visit www.charleskrug.com. Visitors may drop off books at the Charles Krug Winery tasting room located at 2800 Main Street, St. Helena.

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CANDLELigHt iNN
A Romantic Rendezvous for Your Sweetheart and You
A first encounter with the Candlelight Inn is a bit like “love at first sight”! As you approach the beautifully maintained and landscaped Tudor Mansion – built as a residence in 1929 – it appears to straddle Easum Drive, a modest residential area. The street – not far from Napa’s Town Center – ends as you park in the welcoming front courtyard. Right here, in the bustling epicenter of everything that makes the wine country so desirable, the luxurious ten-room inn sits on its own private, one-acre, secluded park. It is bordered by Napa Creek and nestled beneath towering redwoods. Here, a spacious pool/cabana is surrounded by meticulously landscaped flowering shrubs, bushes and rock gardens. Noticeable sounds are birds and rustling leaves. Originally designed for an active family’s enjoyment, Candlelight Inn is now a private retreat for discriminating visitors to the wine country. Many guests, who were smitten by that first impression, now return year after year to relax and renew their enjoyment of all the region offers. On each visit, there is more to do. In recent years, Napa has become a hub for worldrenowned chefs, and each year brings more restaurant openings. At the inn, guests can enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as snacks and drinks at all hours. A three-course breakfast featuring local and seasonal foods is served each morning. Most rooms have a deck or balcony, a two-person marble Jacuzzi tub and a fireplace. All have air conditioning, TV, telephone and wireless internet access. Each is unique and tastefully designed. An on-site concierge provides personalized dining and wine country touring recommendations. The concierge also helps guide you to the numerous attractions of wine country – hiking and bicycling, kayaking, bird watching, cultural attractions, balloon rides and spa services. The inn has received numerous awards and been featured in USA Weekend and National Geographic Traveler. The Candlelight Inn is located at 1045 Easum Drive, Napa. For reservations and to hear more about our packages, call 1-800-624-0395 or visit www.candlelightinn.com.

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Springs and Best Western Plus Stevenson Manor. To purchase a passport online, or to view general information, go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com or call the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center toll free at 1-866-306-5588. Facebook users can also find information about Calistoga, including great deals, breaking news and insider tips, by searching for “Calistoga Visitors.”

Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries: A Popular “Insider’s” Way to Explore 15 Award-Winning Napa Valley Wineries
Calistoga’s 4th Annual Winter in the Wineries, ongoing through February 10, 2013, offers a relaxed way to tour, taste wine and meet winemakers at 15 heralded wineries, both large and small, in and around this charming small town at the top of Napa Valley. Recognized in 2009 as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) with distinct geographic features and growing conditions, Calistoga is Napa Valley’s 15th officially designated winegrowing region. Winter in the Wineries’ Passport provides a chance to explore what makes Calistoga unique as a wine-growing region. Passport holders will have access to a select group of Calistoga wineries for one price of $50 during the two-month period. Passport holders can visit as many times as they want during that time to use the 15 tastings (one tasting per winery), as well as receive discounts at several of Calistoga’s finest restaurants and lodging properties. Participating wineries include August Briggs Winery, Bennett Lane Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Chateau Montelena, Lava Vine Winery, Madrigal Vineyards, Rios Wine Company, Sterling Vineyards, Summers Estate Wines, Tedeschi Family Winery, Twomey Cellars, Vermeil Wines / OnThEdge Winery, Vincent Arroyo, W.H. Smith & Wine Sensory Experience and Zahtila Vineyards / Laura Michael Wines. The list of restaurants is All Seasons, Barolo Italian Kitchen & Cocktails, Brannan’s Grill, Hydro Grill and JoLe Restaurant & Bar. Participating lodging establishments are Brannan Cottage Inn, Chelsea Garden Inn, Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, Carlin Country Cottages, Christopher’s Inn, Comfort Inn Calistoga, Hot Springs of the West, The Craftsman Inn, Wine Way Inn, Eurospa & Inn, Mount View Hotel & Spa, Roman Spa Hot

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REAtA WiNERY
BY MIKE HYLAND

REATA WINERY

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa CA 94558 (707) 254-8673 | www.reatawines.com

Reata Winery is a stunning California coastal lodge located at the mouth of the Napa Valley. From the large, panoramic tasting room windows you can see Mount Tamalpias at the bottom of Marin County. The land was once part of General Vallejo’s Suscol Rancho and served as the largest cattle ranch in Napa. The land is still farmed with vineyards, cattle, sheep and bees. Owners Bryan Gordon and Alyssa O’Hare established Reata Winery in 2011 and continue to make improvements to the facility and landscaping. Reata’s 300 acres of terraced vineyards enjoys a more moderate, Mediterranean climate than their northern Napa neighbors. The incredible winery building features a state-of-the-art production facility for making wine and a beautifully appointed visitor’s center that pays homage to the history of California and incorporates a wine bar, a full banquet room with seating for up to 200 guests, and a unique observation gallery that allows guests to take in Reata’s winemaking process in action. Reata is the Spanish word for lariat and just as the strands of a reata are woven together by a master craftsman, so too are the Reata wines that artfully combine the different elements of the winemaker’s craft to capture the true California expression of each of their award-winning varietals. Reata specializes in producing high-quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a limited selection of other cool-climate wines such as Viognier. Reata sources its grapes from some of the finest vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, as well as its own estate vineyards. Winemaker Nori Nakamura focuses on making limited quantities of the best wine possible, regardless of terroir. Reata’s Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir recently received 92 points from Wine Enthusiast and several other wines have received superior accolades at competitions around the country. “I want to make wines that speak to people,” says Nori Nakamura. “Wine is created by nature, not by humans, and you must listen to the wine. All I can do is spend as much time as possible to understand it. This is my approach to winemaking and hopefully Reata wines bring joy to those who drink them.” Executive Chef Karen Chiappone is producing a unique menu of sophisticated comfort food with incredible farm fresh tastes to complement the award-winning wines. Selections include truffled mac and cheese, Reata short ribs and sweet potato soufflé, accompanied by the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other select varietals. Food pairings are offered Thursday through Sunday. In addition, there are wine and cheese pairings served daily. Enjoy a variety of artisanal cheeses, including local selections with fig preserve and nut cracker made by Chef Karen, paired perfectly with a selection of the Reata wines. Visitors can truly make a day of it at Reata. The property harkens back to a more simple time in California with incredible vistas in every direction. Oh, and here is one other interesting bit of trivia: Reata was the name of the iconic California ranch made famous in the film Giant that starred James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor. Great wines, great food and a little bit of trivia, too!

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World-Class Cuisine Meets Cutting Edge Truffle Science
truffles anyone? the third annual Napa truffle Festival takes place January 18-21 with keynote by Colman Andrews and winery truffle lunches hosted by two premier Napa valley wineries, Silver oak and Beringer
Join in the fun, science and culinary adventure of a lifetime in pursuit of the rare and venerated black truffle – specifically the winter Périgord truffle: Tuber melanosporum (aka black diamond) – which will be discussed, examined, probed, prepared, demonstrated and, finally, paired with wines and feasted upon for breakfast, lunch and dinner! special rate for the Festival weekend (must reserve by December 16, 2012). Guests can book rooms online. The third annual Napa Truffle Festival is hosted by the American Truffle Company. A portion of the proceeds from the Napa Truffle Festival will go to the Napa Valley Food Bank.

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The Festival kicks off with a Friday night reception where guests will have an opportunity to ask questions, meet the hosts and chefs, and sample superb wines and truffle appetizers. Saturday programs begin with breakfast and keynote, followed by science-grower seminars, a wine tasting and lunch at the sterling Silver Oak winery, and a truffle orchard tour at Robert Sinskey Vineyards with Rico the wonder truffle dog to sniff things out. New this year – Sunday, guests will rise and shine for an early morning wild mushroom forage, followed by a Michelin Star chef cooking demo, and a wine tasting and lunch at the beautiful, historic Beringer winery. At the heart of the Festival is the Saturday night Truffles & Wine dinner, hosted by Michelin Star Chef Ken Frank of La Toque, and featuring a multicourse truffle menu – each course prepared by a Michelin Star chef – perfectly paired with wines of outstanding merit. The Festival culminates on Monday with a lively, grand finale Festival Marketplace at Oxbow Public Market showcasing local wines, artisanal foods, cooking demos, special truffle dishes and accoutrements, and a chance to win a black diamond (truffle, that is)! This year’s keynote address will be given by Colman Andrews, an internationally renowned food writer and editor and awardwinning cookbook author – co-founder of Saveur, and the current editorial director of

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New Cocktail Menu is The Perfect Opportunity to Celebrate Everything at The Front Room Bar and Lounge
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The Front Room Bar and Lounge at John Ash & Co. restaurant is celebrating the upcoming holiday season with a new cocktail menu featuring artfully crafted drinks using botanically infused syrups, fresh juices, infused spirits, and herbs and edible flowers from the property’s own gardens...Celebrate Everything ! Classic cocktails take on a new twist at The Front Room Bar and Lounge. A fan of cosmopolitans? Try the Celebration, a blend of Grey Goose Poire, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, cranberry and lime juices, finished with a drunken poached pear. Like margaritas? Try the Salty Rita, a blend of Patron Silver, grapefruit juice, triple sec, sweet and sour, on the rocks with a salted rim. A fan of lemon drops? Try the most popular drink at The Front Room, the Stockholm 75, a blend of Absolut Citron, shaken, served in a sugar-rimmed martini glass, with a float of Roederer Estate Brut. Or, try something brand new, like the Mrs. Henry, made of Hendricks Gin, torn basil, stirred with St. Germain Elderflower liqueur topped with soda water; the Hibiscus Kiss, a blend of Bacardi Rum, orange and pomegranate juices, fruit Lab Hibiscus syrup, shaken and topped with sparkling wine; the Look @ Me Now, with Hangar One Blueberry, ginger and blackberry pureés, agave nectar, hand-squeezed lemon juice, topped with soda water; The Viper, with Square One Basil, pür•likör Williams pear liqueur, lemon and lime juices, topped with Roederer Estate Brut; or “That” Cocktail, with Ketel One Oranje, Aperol, orange and lemon juices topped with Sprite. With chilly days fast approaching, try one of the fall-inspired hot toddies, like the Drunken Pumpkin Latte spiked with Pinnacle Vodka, or the Signature Espresso Martini, which doubles as dessert! Not into cocktails? The Front Room Bar & Lounge has plenty of wines to choose from. Select from an extensive list of well-known Sonoma County and California wines, as well as wines from all around the world, with many wines available by the glass.
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The perfect accompaniment to the delicious cocktails or a glass of wine is a selection from the small plates bar menu. Try the tried-andtrue deep fried calamari with Thai basil sauce, or mushroom ravioli with porcini cream sauce. New dishes include grilled Pt. Reyes Toma cheese sandwich with tomato bisque and red beet cured salmon with horseradish cream, arugula, quail egg and toast. The Front Room Bar & Lounge is popular for its happy hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., $2 off all cocktails, $4 wine/beer/Prosecco, weekly cocktail special, Happy Hour Bites Menu. “Crush the Rush” Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: $2 off all cocktails, $4 wine/beer/Prosecco, weekly cocktail, and complimentary appetizers. Don’t miss the ever-popular Burger Sundays, from 3 to 6 p.m., for $10 burger and fries, and two-for-one Budweiser and Bud Light. The Front Room is located at John Ash & Co. restaurant at Vintners Inn, 4330 Barnes Road, just west of Highway 101 off the River Road exit. The Front Room is open from 3 to 11 p.m., Friday through Sunday, and 4 to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Call (707) 527-7687 for more information, or visit the website at www.vintnersinn.com. John Ash & Co. is open for dinner nightly from 5 p.m.

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Rodney Strong Vineyards Alexander’s Crown Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Receives 92 Points from Wine Enthusiast
Perched high on a hill just west of tannins and beautifully balanced “92 Points - This is the winery’s top Jimtown at the southern end of acidity. Cabernet. The ’09 is very ripe, rich Alexander Valley, Alexander’s Crown Just south of the quaint town of and forward, offering powerful was the first Sonoma County Healdsburg, the winery and tasting blackberry, cherry and currant flavors vineyard to be bottled as a Single room are nestled in the sweeping that are wrapped into soft, gentle Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. vineyards of Russian River Valley at tannins. It’s quite good, but it needs Planted in 1971, it rises to 350 feet at 11455 Old Redwood Highway. Come a couple of years in the bottle. ” its peak, with well-drained gravelly experience Sonoma County – taste the - Wine Enthusiast December 2012 loam soils. The very pinnacle – Block award-winning wines, take a tour or 1 – has deep red soils and tends to join them for one of the many events produce the most intensely flavored fruit. The Crown expresses held throughout the year. For more information, go to Cabernet in a notably Bordeaux-like style, with red fruit flavors, soft www.rodneystrong.com or call (707) 431-1533.

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CELLARS oF SoNoMA
An urban wine tasting destination
BY DENISE OLLIFFE

Their slogan is “Where you discover wine one sip at a time,” and Cellars of Sonoma is just that – a laid back, urban wine tasting destination in the heart of Wine Country’s big city – Santa Rosa. Situated in a vintage building in downtown’s Historic Railroad Square District, the establishment is part tasting room, part wine bar and a whole lot of fun. Cellars of Sonoma is the only tasting room in downtown Santa Rosa of its kind. Enthusiastic owner Scott Jordan says, “We’re a big part of the redevelopment of Old Railroad Square. We’re the pioneering wine bar and tasting room downtown (having opened in 2009).” It’s a cooperative tasting room, highlighting nine boutique vintners: Amorosa Bella, Bonneau Wines, DuNah Vineyard and Winery, Gann Family Cellars, James Family Cellars, Joseph Jewell Wines, La Sirena, Ousterhout Wine & Vineyard, and TR Elliott Winery. It showcases more than 60 diverse limited-edition wines on the menu. Tasters can savor and be educated on these somewhat rare, boutique wines not mass produced – a real treat.

Ready to serve
From the moment patrons arrive, they’re immediately greeted by friendly staff, eager to share information on fine wines being served. Scott says, “We have a four-second rule. We promise that you’ll be greeted within four seconds, regardless of how busy the room is.” He adds, “Our staff is very well trained on the wines. Education is a big part of what we do.” Three main hotels are within a short stroll: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Hotel La Rose and the Marriott Courtyard. Visitors can stop in to ask the helpful staff for wine tasting tour maps and tips on tucked away wineries they’d never find on their own. They also give pointers on what to pack for the wine road – such as water, a map and snacks for picnicking (as most wineries don’t provide food).

the overall vibe
The décor is rustic, yet elegant. A one-of-a-kind upstairs ceiling is bedecked with recycled wine barrel planks and cork, a fitting touch. The behemoth bar is a stunning, hand-carved antique mahogany and oak fixture, with a colorful transatlantic past – be sure to ask about it. The tasting room attracts a mature crowd. Daytime, the bar exudes a nice quiet pace, as curious folk or out-of-town wine tasters trickle in, while browsing the quaint neighboring shops. Evenings, the wine bar is a bustling local hangout that springs to life when live music and chatter fill the air. Large flat-screens both up and downstairs make sure that Bay Area sports fans won’t miss a big game. Talented local musicians are booked Thursdays through Saturdays, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cozy upstairs Library Lounge provides a comfortable setting where guests can sink back on leather sofas, mingle with friends and enjoy the music. Reservations can be made to claim a spot, noteworthy for ladies night out.

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Swirl, sip and nosh
Hungry? No problem. Cellars of Sonoma is located within walking distance of 15 restaurants, and many deliver (they keep menus on hand).Whether customers bring in take-out, or have it delivered, Cellars of Sonoma offers a plating service; staff will plate the meal and serve it back to guests with flatware and napkins – not too shabby. Food and wine pairings are also available by reservation, Monday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. They’ve partnered with Jack and Tony’s Whiskey Bar, which pairs four wines with four different dishes, for $25. Sundays, starting at noon, $5 mimosas are served courtesy of sparkling wine producer Amorosa Bella. Historic Hotel La Rose has partnered with Cellars of Sonoma to have brunch delivered on Sundays, to those who order.

they’re plugged-in
Keeping pace with social media trends, Scott Jordan hosts an engaging, “TV Tuesday Live” webcast from the tasting room, reaching out to viewers across the country (www.cellarsofsonoma.com). Each week, he interviews local wine industry professionals from 6 to 7 p.m. Scott’s hosted over 180 consecutive shows, and hasn’t missed a week since the show’s inception, even airing on-location webcasts. Scott encourages viewers to sip along, and send in questions during the webcasts for an interactive exchange. Facebook and Twitter users might want to follow Cellars of Sonoma to find out the talent line-up each week, monthly highlighted wines, and more. Cellars of Sonoma is located at 133 Fourth Street. The tasting room is open daily. Stop by to relax after a long day, or bring out-oftowners for a friendly, low-key introduction to great wine.

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Fritz Underground Winery’s New Chocolate Truffle & Wine Pairing
As the holidays approach, wine country visitors, and locals alike, seek out indulgent experiences. Fritz Underground Winery has a new tasting of their 2010 Estate Grown Late Harvest Zinfandel and cherry cola float chocolate truffles from Salt Side Down Chocolates. Handcrafted wine and artisan chocolates share some important characteristics. Terroir, processing techniques, aging and many other factors influence the flavors of the final product. The voluptuous mouth feel and gentle sweetness of the Fritz Late Harvest Zinfandel marries beautifully with the mellow acidity of the chocolate in the truffle. The touch of Tahitian vanilla fleur de sel in the truffle invigorates the taste buds and brings to life a wide array of flavors. This delicious wine and chocolate pairing is one example of the four reserve red wine and chocolate truffle pairings available in the new Artisan Chocolate Truffle & Wine Pairing offered at the
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winery through Valentine’s Day 2013. The cost is $35 per person. Other wine tasting options include A Taste of Fritz, Indulge in Fritz Reserve Wines, Explore the Hidden Depths of Fritz or Create a Unique Fritz Pinot Noir. A Taste of Fritz – This flight offers a delicious taste of all of the varietals made at the winery and showcases the variety of flavors that Sonoma County vineyards have to offer. This is the perfect choice for newcomers to Fritz. Cost is $10 per person. Indulge in Fritz Reserve Wines – This flight includes Fritz Reserve Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and, to end things on a sweet note, the Estate Late Harvest Zinfandel. The cost is $15 per person. Explore the Hidden Depths of Fritz – This is an opportunity to explore the unique underground winery. On this tour, guests not only explore Fritz from top to bottom, but taste wine straight from the barrel. These tours are offered on the weekends by appointment only for $20 per person. Create a Unique Fritz Pinot Noir – This is a chance for visitors to make their very own Pinot Noir. Guests blend and bottle a Pinot Noir to take home and enjoy for $175 per person. Fritz Underground Winery is built into the side of a hill overlooking the northernmost region of the famed Dry Creek Valley whose grape growing history going back 140 years. Today, the winery focuses on sustainability, quality and tradition. The company’s respect for the vineyards and the traditions of handcrafted winemaking are maintained as a testament to the family’s heritage and a commitment to future generations. Come and visit Fritz Underground Winery for a wine tasting experience at 24691 Dutcher Creek Road in Cloverdale, open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-4189463 or go to www.fritzwinery.com.

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Kaz Hosts ‘The End of the Earth as We Know It’ Party
Kaz Winery and Wine Biz Radio has a very fun late afternoon planned for Friday, December 21, if we are still around...from 5 to 8 p.m. Blend a wine for the future inhabitants of earth or yourself, if you are one of the lucky ones! A wonderful BBQ meal will be served and all will be sitting on one side of a long table. Photos taken will be remeniscent of “The Last Supper” which we will be calling “The First Sipper!” Guests will be given the radio mic to get there message out to the world. So sign up for “The First Sipper” with any of the survivors of the Kaz family. Please email Kaz himself at kaz@kazwinery.com. $25 per person covers food and drinks for the evening! Kids are welcome ($7) … we must all stay together! Limited to who’s ever left! From December 14 through 24, guests to the winery can put a message in a wine bottle and cork it up for a future read! The Kaz family makes the wine, grows some of the grapes, designs all of the labels and mans the tasting room much of the time. Thus, they are truly selling themselves encapsulated in bottles – their humor, style, eco-friendly beliefs and the love that binds them. Kaz specializes in complex reds, bold blends, rare varietals (Barbera, Lenoir, Petit Verdot, Malbec, etc.) and Ports like you’ve never seen (red, white and blush!). On top of all of this, they do a few other things that set them apart like adding low or no sulfites to their wines, farming organically and using wild yeast when they can. Kaz says, “I don’t like to add noth-en!” Kaz Winery is located at 233 Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood, CA 95452. For more information, call (707) 833-2536.

Joyeux Noël Open House at Chateau St. Jean
Experience a taste of Christmas in the French tradition this holiday season on December 15 and 16. With special discounts, holiday wine flights of classic French varietals paired with small bites, live caroling, bûche de noël, classic holiday movies and much more, the Chateau’s Joyeux Noël Open House is the don’t-miss shopping event of the season. The winery will be dressed to the nines in holiday trimmings and the Chateau St. Jean entry to the Sonoma Winery Gingerbread House contest will be on display for you to cast your vote. This holiday celebration is complimentary. Chateau St. Jean is located at 8555 Sonoma Highway Kenwood, CA 95452. For more information, call 1-877-478-5326.

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Artist Maeve Croghan Returns to the Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room & Gallery
An exhibition of the new works by Northern California Expressionist Nature Painter Maeve Croghan is now on display at the Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room and Gallery in downtown Sonoma. Interpretations of natural landscapes and vineyard scenes are the dominant themes. The show will run through January 31st, 2013. The show is on view daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the public is invited to sip award-winning Charles Creek vintages while enjoying the colorful paintings. Maeve’s oil paintings are begun outdoors where she intensely observes the environment, becoming immersed in it as she paints. The works are finished in the studio from her memory and personal interpretation. Maeve has been the recipient of

numerous prestigious juried awards and her works are in prominent collections all over the U.S. and Europe. Her paintings have also appeared in 4 editions of “Art of Northern California” and “American Art Collector” as well as the new juried art book “Studio Visit”. Specializing in high quality Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from great vineyard sources in the Sonoma and Napa counties – Charles Creek Vineyard produces wines that are food friendly, fruit driven, and easily paired with meals. The winery tasting room is conveniently situated in a charming 1890s era storefront on the historic Sonoma Plaza. In addition to wine tasting and sales, the tasting room also provides space to show the work of local artists. The Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room and Gallery, open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is located at 483 First St. West, on the historic Plaza in downtown Sonoma. For more information, call (707) 935-3848 or email alan@charlescreek.com.

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Ted Coleman – Little Vineyards Family Winery
BY MIKE HYLAND

The wine growers in Sonoma County are ecstatic about the harvest of 2012, and Ted Coleman, winemaker for Little Vineyards Family Winery, is no exception. “This year’s harvest was exceptional,” says Coleman. “The quality of the fruit was outstanding, and we yielded an excellent crop load, thanks to a consistent growing season with not many temperature spikes, and coupled with good hang time.” In 2002, Coleman was assistant winemaker at Gallo Sonoma in the Dry Creek Valley but began moonlighting with Joan and Rich Little of Little Vineyards Family Winery in Glen Ellen. The connection was made easy since Ted is Joan’s younger brother. In that first year, Coleman created two wines, a Zinfandel from the estate’s old vines, and a Syrah-Cabernet named Resonance, which won a gold medal at the Sonoma Country Harvest Fair. Knocking it out of the park the first time at bat was a great experience for the young winemaker, but it would be another four years before he could depart the Gallo winery for a full time winemaker position at Little Vineyards. “We made about 375 cases the first couple of years, and I knew we would have to get a little bit bigger before I would be able to join forces with Joan and Rich,” said Coleman. “I was able to come on board full time in 2008.” Ted Coleman grew up in Modesto, California, one of eight children. As he got older, he and his siblings would pick grapes for extra money during harvest. Throughout his high school and college years, he worked part time and during summers at the nearby Gallo winery in Modesto, doing all kinds of odd jobs from working in the cellar, to helping out in the labs and eventually, working with the winemakers. After high school graduation, he enrolled in the Fresno State Enology and Viticulture program. “I liked the operation side of the wines business, and I found the lab to be one of the most interesting parts of the business,” said Coleman. “I enjoy learning the science behind the process.” All of the Little Vineyards wines are estate grown from the 18 acres on the property that are being farmed. While most of the fruit goes toward the annual 1,600 cases made by Little Vineyards, the remaining fruit is sold to other wineries. A second label, called Band Blend, was soon created. Some of the estate fruit plus other Sonoma Valley vineyard sources are used in the Band Blend wines, which are approachable and affordable wines created for everyday enjoyment and entertaining. Coleman still makes the Zinfandel from the old vines that existed on the land for years before Joan and Rich Little purchased the property in 1995. Other varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir were pulled out. “We are right in the middle of the Sonoma Valley,” says Coleman, “which some people refer to as the ‘Banana Belt’ of the valley. We don’t benefit from the fog near San Pablo Bay that pretty much sticks in the Carneros region, making our area so much warmer, and with that warmer climate it is more conducive to growing Cabernet Sauvignon than Pinot Noir or

Chardonnay.” They planted more Zinfandel and added Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as small blocks of Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah and Petite Verdot. “We decided to create wines that we enjoy drinking,” said Coleman. And while everything they currently make is all red wine, they did release an award winning Rose in 2012 and are looking at producing a white wine “down the road.” Additionally, two new wines are about to be added to the Little Vineyards tasting menu, a 2010 Port-style wine that is made from Petite Syrah and a Late Harvest Zinfandel that is made with 100% estate grown fruit and available in half bottles. “We are constantly fine tuning our existing programs, maximizing our extraction, and improving the wines that we already create,” said Coleman.

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Harvest/Holiday Wine & Food Pairing Menu
BY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEY

MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM Open Thursday through Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Final seating at 4:45 p.m; the cost is $35 Reservations are recommended especially for their weekend hours (707) 833-5504 | www.mayofamilywinery.com

As the leaves fall and cool breezes set in, the Mayo Family Reserve Room heats up! Executive Chef Clayton Lewis has just released his new Harvest/Holiday menu and it is one that shouldn’t be missed. His impressive style, attention to detail and perfect pairings make for a spectacular afternoon. With every new menu he is able to showcase the rich beauty of the Mayo Family Reserve Wines. Come for the food, sip some wine and enjoy your seven course seated tasting. The first trio of pairings starts with two white wines and one red and really defines the autumn season. 2010 Pinot Gris Courtney’s Cuvee is paired with an heirloom carrot and feta salad with arugula vinaigrette. The flavor in the carrots provides a solid base for this crisp wine while the spice in the vinaigrette softens the citrus notes. Next up is the 2009 Reserve Chardonnay, Laurel Hill Vineyard paired with butter poached halibut cheek, grilled pumpkin and green apple and Meyer lemon gelee. This wine is so buttery and lively and the tartness in the gelee rounds out the oak found in the wine while the pumpkin provides earthiness and depth. The final pairing in this first set is the 2007 Reserve Merlot, Meredith’s Cuvee, Los Chamizal Vineyards paired with a sort of saganaki as Chef Clayton calls it. This golden tomato cake is layered with a light, delicate shrimp mousse and is set on a silky layer of caper emulsion which provides subtle salt and acidity to complement the blueberry and chocolate notes found in the wine. The second trio of pairings brings us into the holiday season with intense flavors and bolder wines. 2007 Reserve Meritage, “Oliver’s Twist”, Napa Valley is paired with a shoulder of lamb and autumn vegetables. This wine is full bodied and complex and marries brilliantly with the braised lamb. The fifth course is the 2OO7 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Random Ridge Vineyards paired with grilled New York strip with Romano beans and sweet peppers with a shitake demi-glace. The vanilla notes in the wine highlight the shitake mushrooms and sweet peppers and the tenderness of the Romano beans added a nice textural component to the dish. The last pairing in this trio is the 2009 Reserve Zinfandel, Ricci Vineyards, Russian River Valley with an achiote rabbit rillette. The achiote spice brought out the peppery and jammy notes in the Zinfandel and was the perfect finish to the savory pairings. Lastly, you have to end on a sweet note and the final seventh course was a 2OO9 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, Kunde Ranch Vineyard, Sonoma Valley paired with an orange cinnamon roll. Chef Clayton used the sugar in the wine to make it perfect for holiday brunch. The cinnamon roll topped with orange marmalade was not particularly sweet so this wine was a perfect match. This Harvest/Holiday Tasting Menu will be available through the end of the year.

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Season of the Olive in Sonoma Valley
three-Month Celebration of All things olive
The twelfth annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season, a celebration of the olive harvest and an agricultural and epicurean showcase, will take place December 2012 through February 2013. Encompassing a range of exceptional events, culinary thrills and Valley-wide promotions – from the Blessing of the Olives ceremony to an elegant Feast of the Olive Dinner – the upcoming Season of the Olive promises to transform the winter months in Sonoma into a celebration of the senses. Commencing on Saturday, December 1, the kick off of the olive season begins with the traditional Blessing of the Olives ceremony, set within the historic Mission San Francisco Solano. Following the initial weekend, key events and promotions are planned Valley-wide in honor of the three-month celebration. In addition, local restaurants and lodging properties will offer olive season packages and promotions, including exclusive olive-inspired menu items and spa treatments throughout the winter months. Season of the Olive favorites slated to return this season include the highly-anticipated Feast of the Olive Dinner on January 26, 2013 at Ramekins Culinary School. Preceding Feast of the Olive, master bartenders and chefs will gather to compete for the best martini at the wildly popular Martini Madness, where patrons can sample each concoction and place their votes (January 11). Then, from February 15-18, the Season of the Olive will culminate with the Olive Season Finale Weekend, a magnificent celebration of events, dinners and tastings, including VinOlivo, an evening epicurean showcase that includes live entertainment and a Sonoma Valley Marketplace; and Olive Odyssey, a two-day affair held at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, where olive expert Don Landis and olive curers from all over California convene to offer samples, recipes, lessons and delicious olive-themed food and wine pairings. The Season of the Olive’s Finale Weekend is a guarantee to impress even the impossible-to-please foodie. For a comprehensive calendar events, visit the official website at www.olivefestival.com.

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From St. Francis Winery & Vineyards to Your Holiday Table Six Sonoma County Wines for the Festive Season Ahead
With the holiday season upon us, decisions around which wines to serve for the holiday soirees and meals ahead can be daunting. St. Francis Winery & Vineyard has selected a handful of wines in a range of flavor profiles and price points which perfectly complement the festive dishes of the holiday season or make for thoughtful gifting. Expertly crafted by St. Francis’s new generation of winemakers, Katie Madigan and Heather Munden, these six wines capture the spirit of the holiday season: celebratory evening. Its light body and fruit-laden aromas leave a vibrant acidity midpalate.

2010 Sonoma County Chardonnay – retail price $14.95
This medium-bodied Sonoma County Chardonnay displays fresh flavors of butterscotch and pineapple, followed by crisp acidity and a rich, lingering finish.

2011 Sonoma County Rosé – retail price $20
Blended from Sonoma Valley-grown Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this rosé is the perfect start for any

2009 Sonoma County ‘old vines’ Zinfandel – retail price $19.95
A classic old vine Zinfandel, this wine has great structure and offers aromas of black cherry jam, white pepper and allspice. Flavors of juicy strawberries and vanilla bean are followed by a spicy finish.

2011 Estate Cuvee Blanc – retail price $22
Like most white wines of the Rhône region of France, this is a blend of varietals. Captivating aromas of pineapple, peaches and apricots lead to a rich mouthfeel with flavors of honey, apricot, almonds crisp minerality and a nutty finish.

2009 Behler vineyard Merlot – retail price $45
A Merlot for Cab lovers, this wine is strong and muscular. Rich aromas of blackberry cobbler, cocoa powder and cinnamon combine with deep flavors or wild blackberry and roasted herbs. Chewy, firm tannins lead to a long, spicy finish.

2009 Sonoma County port – retail price $38
This is the 9th year of producing this rich, ruby dessert wine. Viscous with a modest mid-palate, this wine can be cellared or enjoyed now. Aromas of incense and rich black fruits lead to a silky texture and a long black cherry finish. Each of these wines is available for purchase through the winery’s website, at select retailers across the US and onsite at the St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Tasting Room in Santa Rosa. Check the website for a variety of holiday wine samplers and gift sets, including the Naughty & Nice pairing, a duo of 2009 Trouble Syrah and 2011 Voignier and the popular Port & Chocolates, a delectable combination of premium chocolates and the luscious 2009 Sonoma County Port. For more information about St. Francis’s offerings this holiday season, visit www.stfranciswinery.com or call 1-888-675-WINE, ext. 259.

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BrushStrokes and Wine Notes
Create the perfect holiday gift while sipping Chardonnay and painting your very own canvas at McGrail Vineyards on Saturday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grab your friends and spend the early afternoon creating a wine inspired masterpiece. Artist, Sharon Costello, will guide you through a beautiful painting and teach you how to paint your very own canvas. Don’t worry, artistic skills are not required ... in fact, this is perfect for a beginner. Take home your new piece of art and gift it for the holidays or hang it on your wall. Advanced reservations are required and limited to the first 20 people. Tickets are $50/person includes all supplies and a glass of wine. To purchase tickets, visit the website at brushstrokesandwinenotes.com. McGrail Vineyards and Winery is located at 5600 Greenville Road in Livermore. Bring your friends and enjoy some fun.

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Riedel Wine presentation and tasting
Join McGrail Vineyards for a comparative wine and glass tasting on Thursday, December 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sylvie Laly, from Riedel, will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and your perception of enjoyment. Come for an evening of wine tasting and glass exploration. After the tasting, you get to take home your set of four Vinum XL Riedel Wine Glasses (Retail for $123). Tickets are required: $75 per person, $60 for club members. Purchase tickets on the website at www.mcgrailvineyards.com. Discovering McGrail Vineyards tasting room is to uncover a unique winery where the passion to craft the finest Cabernet Sauvignon is equal to creating an unforgettable experience where outstanding customer service is a must. McGrail Vineyards and Winery is located at 5600 Greenville Road, Livermore, CA 94550 and is open Friday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (925) 215-0717.

Holiday Happenings in Livermore Wine Country
Holiday take Home Dinner
Want to take the hassle out of the holidays? Wente Vineyards’ chefs will be preparing a Holiday Take Home Dinner on Sunday, December 23, which feeds six generously and includes simple finishing instructions to follow at home. Take home dinner includes seven dishes with a choice of Certified Angus Prime Rib ($279) or Pan Seared Salmon ($239). Orders must be done online at wentevineyards.com or call (925) 456-2444.

Soup & Wine Weekend
Fenestra’s own SOUPer Bowl, January 26 and 27! Guest chefs will be preparing various types of soup paired with Fenestra’s awardwinning wines. There will be a fee for this event, that will include logo glass, buffet plate, recipes and unlimited soup samplings. Fenestra Winery is located at 83 Vallecitos Road, Livermore, CA 94550 and is open from 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.fenestrawinery.com or call (925) 447-5246.

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Mendocino Wineries Partner with Amazon.com to Sell Wines
global Leader in online Sales Builds New online Wine Sales Channel
Select wineries from America’s Greenest Wine Region, Mendocino County, CA are embracing the opportunity to reach the millions of wine buyers at the newly launched Amazon Wine Marketplace. In early November, Amazon.com launched its Wine Marketplace to bring boutique wines to its customers. More than one dozen Mendocino County wineries are participating with the initial launch of the program. “For a small, family-owned winery like ours, this is an outstanding opportunity to connect to millions of users on Amazon.com,” said Fred R. Buonanno, owner of Philo Ridge Vineyards. Other wineries that are participating in the launch of the Amazon Wine Marketplace include Rivino, Albertina Wine Cellars, BARRA of Mendocino, Yorkville Cellars, Testa Vineyards, Brutocao Cellars, McFadden Vineyard, Parducci Wine Cellars and Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery. Martha Barra of BARRA of Mendocino said “We love the fact that this opportunity allows us to reach a variety of Amazon customers who may not have found our wines otherwise!” With the launch of the Amazon Wine Marketplace (http://www.amazon.com/wine), more than 500 wines from Mendocino County and its sub-appellations are available for sale online. The Amazon Wine Marketplace is designed to bring the tasting room experience online by offering an abundance of quality wine information, images, and reviews to help customers chose wines with only a few clicks.The new store features easy-to-use shopping tools to help customers explore great wines from Mendocino and other areas and offers access to rich details directly from winemakers, such as tasting notes, recommended food pairings and total case production. Customers can ship up to six bottles of their favorite wine for $9.99. Shipping will be available to California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the District of Columbia, with more coming soon. “We are excited to partner with Amazon.com to share our collection of family owned estate wines with wine lovers all over the US,” said Aaron Niderost of Brutocao Vineyards and Cellars. Fred Zmarzly of Albertina Wine Cellars added “I know this program will be a success. With so many customers, Amazon can be a wonderful place for a small winery to get national market coverage”

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Shannon Ridge Family of Wines’ Christmas in Lake County
Santa Claus is heading south to Lake County, California. The Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Marketplace, located in the lakeside village of Clearlake Oaks, is planning an oldfashioned, small-town celebration with Christmas trees, hot chocolate, mistletoe and photos with Santa. “We are so excited about this year’s holiday season,” declared Tasting Room Manager Audrey Shannon. “This will be a real community event – the Senior Center is baking goods, the Moose Lodge is supplying spiced cider and hot chocolate, and the Future Farmers of America will be toasting marshmallows. Children will have photo ops on Santa’s lap and an opportunity to bottle-feed this season’s lambs.” The holiday festivities at the Marketplace will run through December 22nd. Santa will visit December 8th and 9th and again on the 15th and 16th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Firewood, gift baskets and homemade Christmas ornaments will be available for purchase, and the local fire department will hold a boot collection to support local charities. To find out more about the holiday celebration, contact Shannon Ridge Tasting Room by phone at (707) 998-9400 or by email at info@shannonridge.com..

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The Surf City Vintners Announce the Winter ‘Semester’ of Surf City Wine University Wine Appreciation Classes
top Santa Cruz Mountains vintners Share their Stories and Wine
The Surf City Vintners group of wineries announced its Winter 2012/2013 “semester” of Surf City Wine University, a series of wine appreciation classes that give wine lovers the opportunity to taste and learn more about wine from a group of master vintners in an informal, enjoyable winery setting. The winter “semester” started December 2 with a class on sparkling wines with Barry Jackson of Equinox Champagne Cellars – just in time for the holidays and New Year’s. Classes continue with one class a month into April, 2013, and include: Wine Tasting 101 with Michael Sones of Sones Cellars; Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir; Iberian Wines with Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard / Quinta Cruz; Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir, with Joe Miller of Rexford Winery; and Chardonnay Styles with Steve Storrs of Storrs Winery. Classes are held Sundays, from noon to 2 p.m. at the instructor winemaker’s tasting room/winery. Wine lovers can learn more about wine from a group of vintners who combined have more than 150 years of winemaking experience. The winemakers will share their passion and knowledge in an informal and fun environment in their own wineries and tasting rooms, and attendees will receive a “diploma” in Sip-ology from Surf City University. Classes can be taken individually or as a group. Those taking all classes receive a tasting card for complimentary tastings at the Surf City Vintners wineries valued at over $60. All classes include wine tasting. • March 10, 2013: Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir: On the World Stage, with Joe Miller, Rexford Winery – Explore the Pinot Noirs of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and discover why this region produces Pinot Noirs that are among the world’s best. Explore the influence of location on the qualities and characteristics of Pinot Noir, sample Pinots from different vineyards, and compare our local Pinots with a French Burgundy. Joe Miller taught UCSC Extension classes on the wines of Burgundy for many years and will help us better understand the terroir of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Pinots it produces.
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Harvest Food Bank Wine Walks
December 4, 11 and 18th Santana Row, 6pm til 8pm 24060 Summit Rd. 26985 Loma Prieta Way 5000 N. Rodeo Gulch Los Gatos 95033 Los Gatos 95033 Soquel 95073 Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm Sat/Sun noon-5pm Sat/Sun noon-5pm 408.353.6290 408.353.2950 831.462.3478 burrellschool.com lomaprietawinery.com poeticcellars.com Open daily, December 16 Pinotage Release Party Holiday party, Dec 8 through December 30. December 1 & 2 Festive seasonal Closed December 25th PINOTAGE VERTICAL GIFT PACK labels and magnums! 2008-2010 $121.50

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upcoming classes include:
• January 13: Wine Tasting 101, with Michael Sones, Sones Cellars – Learn how to maximize your wine tasting enjoyment. Learn how to identify tannins, oak, fruit and where all those funny wine terms come from. After receiving his degree in winemaking from the University of California, Davis, Michael worked at Ridge, Bonny Doon and David Bruce, before becoming winemaker at Bargetto and starting his own family winery. Sones Cellars is located at 334-B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (831) 420-1552. • February 10: Iberian Wines, with Jeff Emery, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard / Quinta Cruz – Learn about and taste the exciting and exotic grape varieties that come from Portugal and Spain, including Tempranillo, Touriga, Souzao, Graciano, and Tinto Cão. Jeff has been making wine for Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard for 32 years. In 2006 he launched a sister brand, Quinta Cruz, dedicated to grape varieties originating from Portugal and Spain that are now grown in California. It is the first, and so far only, brand in the U.S. to feature all Iberian varieties. Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard / Quinta Cruz are located at 334–A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (831) 426-6209

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Rexford Winery is located at 429B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (831) 426-1500. • April 2013: Chardonnay Styles, with Steve Storrs, Storrs Winery – Participants will learn about the distinctive Chardonnays of the Santa Cruz Mountains by tasting wines from different vineyards. They will learn about different Chardonnay clones; and better understand the components and flavor profiles of great Chardonnays, including the acidity and minerality for which the Santa Cruz Mountains is known. Storrs Winery is at 303 Potrero Street, #35, at the Old Sash Mill, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (831) 4585030

Those signing up for all five classes will receive a tasting card to all Surf City wineries valued at $60. Register at any of the Surf City tasting rooms, or call (408) 234-2079; email info@silvermtn.com. A registration form and more information are available on the website at www.surfcityvintners.com.

About the Surf City vintners
The Surf City Vintners group of a dozen boutique wineries and tasting rooms offers a vibrant urban wine tasting experience. The individual wineries are in close proximity on the Westside of Santa Cruz on Ingalls Street, Swift Street, and the Old Sash Mill, most in renovated warehouse spaces. The area has become a hip example of urban renewal. The wineries showcase the wines of a group of leading winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and are small, family-owned and operated local businesses. Visitors often meet and talk directly with the winemakers. The Surf City Vintners wineries include Bonny Doon Vineyard, Equinox Champagne Cellar, MJA Vineyards; Odonata Wines, Rexford Winery, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard (including Quinta Cruz), Silver Mountain, Sones Cellars; Storrs Winery and Vineyards, Trout Gulch Vineyards, Vino Tabi and Wargin Wines. For more information, see the group website at www.surfcityvintners.com.
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Individual classes are $30 each; $25 for wine club members of any of the Surf City wineries. Class size is limited.

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1313 Main – 1313 Main Street, Napa; 707 258-1313 A Dozen vintners – Tasting Room, 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 Fri-Sat 11-12, Sun-Thu 11-10 Open daily 10-5 Black Cordon vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860 Open by appointment only Black Stallion Winery – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Open daily 10-5 Blankiet Estate – 2360 California Sr, Yountville; 707 963-2001 Open by appt Mon-Sat 10-4 Boeschen – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674 Open by appointment only Bouchaine vnyds – 1075 Buchli Station Road, Napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine Open daily 10:30-4:30 Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976 Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-Midnight Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 Open by appointment only Boyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353 Open by appointment only Bravante vineyards – 300 Stone Ridge Rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 Open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4 Open by appointment only Brookdale vineyards – Napa; 707 258-1454 Brown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2435 Limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays Buehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155 Open by appointment only Buoncristiani Wine – P. O. Box 6946, Napa; 707 259-1681 Open by appointment only Burgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment only Ca' Momi Winery & Enoteca – 610 First St, Napa; 707 257-4992 Open daily 7:30-9 Cade Winery – 360 Howell Mountain Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746 Open by appointment only Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. Helena; 707 963-7181 Open by appointment only Cain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616 Open by appointment only Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222 Open by appointment only Calafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114 Open by appointment only Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Tours/tasting by appointment Cali 351 – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-6200 Open by appointment only

ACACiA vNYD – 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa; 707 226-9991 x2 Open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4 Ackerman Family vineyards – 2101 Kirkland Ave, Napa; 707 238-9463 Open by appointment only Acme Fine Wines– 1080 Fulton Ln, St. Helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5 Adastra – 2545 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-4818 Open by appointment only Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Open by appointment only Ahnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8 Allora vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071 Open by appointment only Alpha omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6 Altamura vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley Rd, Napa; 707 253-2000 Open by appointment only Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460 Open by appointment only Ancien – Napa; 707 255-3908 Open by appointment only Anderson’s Conn valley vineyards – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600 Open by appointment only ANDREtti WiNERY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 1-877-386-5070 Open daily 10-5 Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours: Public tours daily at 11am & 2 pm (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs Antica Napa valley –3700 Soda Canyon, Napa; 707 257-8700 Open by appointment only Ardente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 226-7669 Open by appointment only ARgERMARtuCCi – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334 Open daily 10-5 Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairing Ariel vineyards – 1312 Town Center, Napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3 Arkenstone vineyards –335 West Lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020 Open by appointment only Arns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429 Open by appointment only ARtESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Aubert Wines – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4333 August Briggs – 1307B Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 B CELLARS – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 709-8787 Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707-226-1378 BALDACCi FAMiLY – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261 Ballentine vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Barlow vineyards – 4411Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742 Barnett vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7075 BEAuLiEu viNEYARDS Bv – 1960 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-5233
Beau vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774 Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 Bello Family vineyards – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-8833 Benessere Winery – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-Thu 11-5, Tue by appt. Open daily 10-5 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, Thu-Fri 10-8, Sun 12-7 Open daily by appointment Open daily 10-5 by appt Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Mon-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-5

CALiStogA WiNE Stop – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556
Cardinale Estate – Tasting Room, 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-2643 Casa Nuestra Winery – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783

Daily 10-6 Open daily 10:30-5 Open daily 10-5

CAStELLo Di AMoRoSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Open daily 9:30-6 Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended Caymus vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010 Open daily by appointment Ceja vineyards tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, Thu-Sat till 11-8 Celani Family vineyards – 2230 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 877 ARDORE1 Open by appointment only Chappellet vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136 Open by appointment only Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 Open daily 10-4 CHARLES KRug WiNERY – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229
Charnu – St. Helena; 707 963-6045 Charter oak Winery – 831 Charter Oak Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2298 Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284 Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472 Chateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. Helena; 707 968-0625 Cliff Lede vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Clos Du val – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Clos pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 1-800-793-7960 Constant-Diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707 Continuum Estate – 1677 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8100 Corison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 9:30-4 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open Sat 11-5, Sun-Fri 11-4 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-7 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only

BENNEtt LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Open daily 10-5:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings
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2000 Main Street, St. Helena | www.Beringer.com Bialla vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 227-2293 Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Black Cat vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 Open by appointment only Fri-Sat 11-4, Tue-Thu by appt Open by appointment only

CoRLEY FAMiLY EStAtE – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Cornerstone Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 945-0388 Cosentino – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707-921-2896 Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. Helena; 707 963-3887

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Crocker & Starr – St. Helena; 707-967-9111 Cuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 David Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190 Open by appointment only Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 10-5 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 10-5 by appt Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 x107 Freemark Abbey – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704 g Cook – 264 N. Fork Crystal Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7760 gargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770 gemella Wines – Napa; 707 261-9855 girard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 godspeed vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766 goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 gracianna Winery – 6914 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 486-3771 Open by appointment Open Daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 11-7 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 9:30-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 11-7 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5:30 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-5

DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARD
EST. 1860 - JUST 400 CASES/YEAR PRODUCED

Old Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.
Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery. Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.

Open Weekends, Friday through Monday 11 -4 825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidFultonWinery.com Del Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella Oaks Lane, Napa; 707 963-2805 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pm Open by appointment, 10-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-4 Weekdays by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Sun-Thu 10:30-4:30, Fri-Sat 11-5:30

DEL Dotto CAvES – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134 DEL Dotto viNEYARDS – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134
Delectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252 Diamond terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189

gRgiCH HiLLS – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-2784 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings groth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290 guffy – 1390 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 258-2532 guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059 gustavo thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 HAgAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700 Hall St. Helena – 401 St. Helena Hwy So, St. Helena; 707 967-2620 Hans Fahden vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760 Hartwell vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Hdv Wines – 588 Trancas St, Napa; 707 251-9121 Heibel Ranch vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289 Heitz Cellars tasting Room – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Helena view Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956 Hendry – 3104 Redwood Dr, Napa; 707 226-8320 HESS CoLLECtioN – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144
Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580

DoMAiNE CARNERoS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101
Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more Domaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Dominari – 620 Trancas Street, Napa; 707-226-1600 Duckhorn vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Eagle Eye Wine – 6595 Gordon Valley Rd, Napa; 707 427-1600 Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 Eagle trace– 680 Rossi Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4665 Eeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena; 707 337-5526 Ehlers Estate – 3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-5972 El Molino Winery – St. Helena; 707 963-6021 Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Elkhorn peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504 Elyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 ETUDE
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1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm 707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.com Failla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530 Falcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Farella – 2222 N. 3rd Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489 Fleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Flora Springs – the Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only 10-3 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5

Honig vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Open daily by appointment Hope & grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Open by appointment only Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena; 707 963-2911 Open by appointment only ilona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment only inglenook – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Open daily 10-5, appt recommended J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Open by appointment only James Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905 Open by appointment only James Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 Open by appointment only

JARviS WiNERY – 2970 Monticello Rd, Napa; 1-800-255-5280
Jax –3468 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102 Jericho Canyon vnyd – 3322 Old Lawley Toll Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-9665

Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-2am Open by appointment only Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointment Open daily by appointment only 10-4 Open daily by appointment only 9-5 Winery open by appointment only

FoLiE A DEuX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Fontanella Family – 1721 Partrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Forman vineyards – 1501 Big Rock Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3900 Franciscan vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 FRANK FAMiLY viNEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859
Gift Items, Picnic Area

JESSup CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm Jocelyn Lonen Winery – Napa; 1-800-255-5280 John Anthony vineyards – 1440 First Street, Napa; 707 265-7711 Joseph Cellars Winery – 4455 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-9999 Joseph phelps vineyards – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 JuDD’S HiLL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juicebox – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 707 254-1212 Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners)

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Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Open by appointment only Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Open by appointment only Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 Open by appointment only Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000 Open by appointment only Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6849 Open by appointment only Kenefick Ranch – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004 Thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 254-7572 Open by appointment only Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198 Open by appointment Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 302-2209 Open by appointment only Ladera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 Open by appointment only Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Open daily 10-5 Larkmead vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Open daily by appointment only 10-4 Lava vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Open daily 10-5 Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-6289 Exclusive tastings by appoinment only Lokoya – 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-1968 Open by appointment only Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 Open daily 11-6

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Top 5 ‘Cave’ Tours
JARviS [Napa] 45,000 square feet, underground waterfall, massive oak cuves. Sit-down tasting salon. $60 per person, 90 minutes tour & tasting. By appointment: 1-800-255-5280 ext. 150 DEL Dotto vENEtiAN EStAtE WiNERY & CAvES [St. Helena] Barrel tasting of highly rated premium wines in the Venetian-inspired cave 11am-5pm daily, 1445 St. Helena Hwy South $60pp, reservations required (707) 963-2134 DEL Dotto HiStoRiC WiNERY & CAvES [Napa] Barrel tasting of highly rated premium wines in the historic cave. 11am-5pm daily, 1055 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa $50pp, reservations required (707) 963-2134 piNE RiDgE [Napa] 90-minute tour ends with barrel samples and a wine and cheese pairing in our subterranean caves extending nearly a mile into the hillside. Daily 10am, 12 & 2pm, $50, 90 minutes, limit 10 RSVP 800-575-9777, concierge@pineridgewine.com poRtER FAMiLY viNEYARDS [Napa] Tour the 17,000 sf winery in the cave 50 feet underground, learn of the 5-million-year-old fossil found onsite! 90 minute vineyard and winery cave tour, $25pp 10am-4pm, limit 8, no children/pets, (707) 927-0765

LouiS M. MARtiNi – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361 Open daily 10-6 Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings Luis ochoa Family – 1307 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 341-6780 Open by appointment only Luna vineyards – 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 10-5 Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Open daily 10-5 Madrigal vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Mario perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Marita’s vineyard – Napa; 707 259-5313 Open by appointment only Markham vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 11-5 Mark Herold Wines – 710 First St, Napa; 707 256-3111 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sun 12-8 Maroon Wines – Napa; 707 257-3040 Open by appointment only Marston Family vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490 Open by appointment Mason Cellars oxbow tasting Room – 7l4 First St, Napa 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30 Materra – 1426 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 244-4600 Open Wed-Sun 11:30-5 Mayacamas vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030 Open by appointment only McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186 Open by appointment only MERRYvALE viNEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Michael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage Canyon Rd, Rutherford; 707 225-4367 Milat vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394 Modus operandi Cellars – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 530 219-6199 MoNtiCELLo viNEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295 Mount veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993 MuMM NApA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Murphyvineyards – 395 Crane Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2516 Myriad – St. Helena; 707 287-1630 Open daily 10-6:30

Mon-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sun 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5:30 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment Open by appointment

OTHER NOT TO BE MISSED CAVE TOURS
SCHRAMSBERg [Calistoga] $45, 75 minutes, RSVP online or (707) 942-4558 $25, 45 minutes, (707) 963-1871 Daily, (707) 965-2746 10:30am-5pm, (707) 942-4981 Fridays-Sundays, $25, (707) 942-2468 Daily, $50, (707) 944-2861 RutHERFoRD HiLL WiNERY [Rutherford] CADE WiNERY [Angwin] CLoS pEgAS [Calistoga] CuvAiSoN [Calistoga] FAR NiENtE [Oakville]

NApA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK Napa valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011 Neal Family vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800

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Newton vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000 Open by appointment Neyers vineyards– 2153 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8840 Open by appointment Nichelini Family – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600 Open daily by appointment Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094 Open by appointment only o’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5 o’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898 Open by appointment only Open by appointment oakville Ranch vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9665

REYNoLDS FAMiLY – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558
Rios Wine – 1334-B Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1376 Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661 Road 31 Wine Co – Napa; 707 649-1200 Robert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555 Robert Craig Winery – 625 Imperial Way, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Robert Mondavi – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Robert Sinskey vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Robinson Family vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004 Round pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-888-302-2575 Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577 Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025 Rustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353 Rutherford grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544

Open daily, by appointment, 10-4:30 Open daily 10:30-6:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 By appointment Open Tues-Sat by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open Mon-Sat by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-Thu by appointment Open by appointment only Open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5 Fri & Sat 11-4, Thu-Tue by appt Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Daily 10am-10pm Daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment

oDEttE EStAtE – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 224-7533
olabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 onthEdge – 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 opus one – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718 page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 – 520 California Blvd, #20, Napa; 707 944-2339 palmaz vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587 paloma vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504 paoletti vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 paradigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683 paraduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890 patz & Hall – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770 pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 933-8352

Open daily 10:30-4 Open daily 12-5:30 Sun-Thu 10-5:30, Fri-Sat 10-8 Open daily by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment Open Wed-Sun 10-4 Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only By advance appointment only Tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4

RoMBAuER viNEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170

RutHERFoRD HiLL – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871
Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 968-3200 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592 Salvestrin vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105 Saviez vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889 Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 School House vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240 Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Schweiger vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882 Sciandri Family – 50 Kreuse Canyon Rd, Coombsville/Napa; 707 277-4999 x3 Seavey vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339

pEJu – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600
peter Franus Wine Company – Napa; 707 945-0542 pheonix – 3175 Dry Creek Road, Napa; 877 374-6364 phifer pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4787 piña Napa valley – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328

piNE RiDgE – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777
plumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220

popE vALLEY WiNERY – 6613 Pope Valley Road, Pope Valley; 707 965-1246
porter Family vineyards – Napa; 707 265-7980 pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949

pRAgER WiNERY & poRt WoRKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-Port (7678)Open daily 10:30-4:30 pRovENANCE – 1695 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-3633
Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601 Quixote – 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2659

RAYMoND viNEYARD – 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-3141 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours
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SEQuoiA gRovE – 8338 St. Helena Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 944-2945 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Shafer vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2877 Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154 Signorello vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990 Silenus vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930 Silver oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Silverado trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Silverado vineyards – 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-1770 Sky vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391 Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283 Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue Oak Lane, Napa; 707 251-8216

SoMERStoN tAStiNg RooM – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 SoMERStoN viNEYARDS – 3450 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8414
Spelletich Cellars – 425 Gateway Rd W, Napa; 707 363-5757 Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0134 Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-4188 ST. CLEMENT

With a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail… “Everything we know is in the bottle.” Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm 3108 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley • (707) 224-4299

REAtA – 1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-8673
Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Relic – St. Helena; 707 967-9380 Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800

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Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5 St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463 Open by appointment St. Supéry Estate vnyds & Winery – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Daily 10-5 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Open daily 10-4:30 Stagecoach vineyard – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198 Open by appointment Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477 Open by appointment Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa; 1-800-395-2441 By advance appointment only

StERLiNg viNEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344 Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Children OK Stoneheath Winery – Napa; 707 257-0701 Stonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Stony Hill vineyard – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636 Storybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310 Sullivan vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646 SuMMERS EStAtE – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Summit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 SuttER HoME WiNERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Swanson vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500 tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, Napa; 707 843-1823 tamber Bey vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. Helena; 707 968-5345

Mon-Fri 10:30-5 Sat-Sun 10-5 Open by appointment Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8 Open Mon-Fri 9-5 by appt only Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 by appointment Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-6

Pet Friendly Wineries
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FRENCHiE WiNERY At RAYMoND viNEYARDS [St. Helena] Outdoor, shady dog suite, complete with their very own wine barrel bed. Watch your best friend, via the “Frenchie Cam,” enjoying the outdoors while you enjoy your wine tasting experience indoors. 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena CA 94574, Mon-Sun 10am-4pm, (707) 963-3141 MuMM NApA [Rutherford] Staff will bring water bowl and treats along with your bubbles. 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA 94573, 1-800-686-6272 tERRA vALENtiNE [St. Helena] Pets can accompany you on the vineyard tour. Watch for wildlife, hold on to your pup! 3787 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena, CA 94574, (707) 967-8340 tHE HESS CoLLECtioN – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, (707) 255-1144 gRgiCH HiLLS CELLAR – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford, 1-800-532-3057 RutHERFoRD HiLL – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford, (707) 963-1871 CHARLES KRug – 2800 Main St, St. Helena, (707) 967-2229 MERRYvALE viNEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena, (707) 963-7777 popE vALLEY viNEYARDS – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Pope Valley, (707) 965-1246

Sat-Thu 12-7, Fri 12-8 tasting Room, the – at the Napa Wine Co, 40 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 848-9630 Open daily 10-4:30 taylor Family vineyards –5991 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-3593 Open by appointment tayson pierce Estate Wines – Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 968-9780 By appointment only teachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432 Open by appointment tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 Grant St. Calistoga; 707 337-5526 Tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only terra valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340 Open by appointment the terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707 Open by appointment tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, Calistoga; 707 942-6504 Open by appointment only tom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267 Open by appointment toolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open daily 11-7 tournesol Wine – Napa; 707 287-7557 Open by appointment only trahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open daily 11-6 trefethen vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Open daily 10-4:30 tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027 Open by appointment trespass vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804 Open by appointment trinchero Family Estates – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Open daily 10-5 trinitas Cellars – at The Meritage Resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-3012 Open daily 11-7 tristant – 1012 Bale Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0600 Open by appointment truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153 Open by appointment tudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947 Open by appointment tulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064 Open by appointment turnbull Wine Cellars – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-5 twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 800-505-4850 Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 ubuntu Annex – Tasting Room, 1130 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, Thu-Fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by appt uncorked at oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 Open daily 12-8 up valley vintners – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004 Thu-Sat 11-8, Sun, Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 12-5 v Madrone – 3169 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573 Open by appointment v Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 Open daily 10-7

tAStE At oXBoW – 708 First Street, Napa; 707 265-9600

SoNoMA CouNtY
D’ARgENZio WiNERY [Santa Rosa] Wine tasting on the patio with a dog house and dog treats 1301 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95401, (707) 546-2466 KuNDE WiNERY [Kenwood] Bring your dog with you on a vineyard hike. 9825 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452, (707) 833-5501 LARSoN FAMiLY WiNERY [Sonoma] Dog, kid and family friendly; open field/picnic area, pet-related events 23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma CA 95476, (707) 938-3031 Mutt LYNCH WiNERY [Healdsburg] Bark Less – Wag More! A portion of proceeds go to local animal rescue organizations. 602 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg CA 95448, (707) 942-6180 St. FRANCiS WiNERY & viNEYARDS [Santa Rosa] Pet-friendly veranda, annual ‘Blessing of the Animals’ event 500 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa CA 95409, (707) 538-9463 ALDERBRooK WiNERY – 2306 Magnolia Dr, Healdsburg, (707) 433-5987 AMiStA WiNERY – 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, (707) 431-9200 FoppiANo viNEYARDS – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, (707) 433-7272 LAMBERt BRiDgE – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, (707) 431-9600 SuNCE WiNERY – 1839 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, (707) 526-9463 WiLSoN WiNERY – 1960 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, (707) 433-4355

v. SAttui WiNERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours

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van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130 Open daily 10-6 by appointment Open by appointment only varozza vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0331 velo vino – pour Clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. Helena; 707 968-0625 Open daily 10-6 venge – 4708 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 942-9100 Wed-Sun by appointment only verismo Wines – 100 Rapp Ln, Napa; 707 944 WINE (9463) Open by appointment only vermeil – 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-Thu 10-5:30, Fri-Sat 10-8 viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110 Open by advance appointment vinoce & twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, Napa; 707 265-7750 Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995 Open daily 10-4:30 by appointment Open daily 10-5 by appointment vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Open by appointment vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292 vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963.9425 Mon-Fri 10-2 by appointment vinRoc – Napa; 707 265-0943 Open by appointment vintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Open daily 11-6 volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485 Open by appointment only volta Wine– 3108 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060 Open by appointment only von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 Open by appointment 10:30-4:30 W. H. Smith– 1307 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B, Calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6:30

ALEXANDER vALLEY viNEYARDS – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209
Amista vineyards – 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200

Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-4:30

AMoRoSA BELLA – at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10
Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Anaba Wines – 60 Bonneau Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Ancient oak Cellars – 637 Fourth St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1336 Daily 11-5 Annex Wine Bar – 865 West Napa St, Sonoma; 707 938-7482 Sun-Tue 12-7, Wed-Sat 12-8 Arbios/praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Archipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5 Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 Open daily 11-5

ARMiDA WiNERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Arnot-Roberts – Healdsburg; 707 433-2400 Arrowood vnyds & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Atascadero Creek – 4114 Ross Road, Sebastopol; 707 824-8204 – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488 Audelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 933-8514 BALLEtto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455
B.R. Cohn Winery – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064

Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by apt Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5:30

WAtERStoNE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600

Sat-Thu 12-7, Sat 12-8

Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OK Waugh Cellars – Napa; 888-883-WINE (9463) Open by appointment only Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 Open Ralph is there Whetstone Wine Cellars – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 254-0600 Open by appointment White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 Open by appointment 10-5

B WiSE vNYDS – 9077 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9169

WHitEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 Open daily 10-5:45 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours White Rock vineyard – Napa Open by appointment only William Cole vnyds – 2849 Saint Helena Hwy North, St. Helena; 707 963-6100 Open by appointment only William Harrison vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open daily 11-5 WiLLiAM HiLL EStAtE WiNERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Open daily 10-5 by appt Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs Wine garage – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Open Wed-Sat 11-6 Wineries of Napa valley – 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-Tue 11-7, Wed-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7 Wing Canyon vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798 Open by appointment only Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046 Open by appointment X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522 Open by appointment only Yates Family vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800 Open daily by appointment only Young Ridge Estate – 1200 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 265-8400 Open by appointment only Z-52 – Poured at Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9 Zahtila vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30 ZD WiNES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings
Open daily 10-4:30

Bartholomew park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30 Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091 Open by appointment only Bedarra vineyards –Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Bella vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30 Benovia Winery – 3339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4441 Open by appointment only Benziger Family Winery – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 888 490-2739 Open daily 10-5 Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Blue Rock vineyards – Cloverdale; 707 481-0867 Open by appointment only Bonneau Family – Carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 Open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter) Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5

BRutoCAo CELLARS – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 BRYtER EStAtES – 25 East Napa St, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 501-8272
Bucklin old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Rd; Glen Ellen 707 933-1726

Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonal Tues-Sun 11-6 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Mon-Fri 9-4, Sat-Sun 10-5 Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment, 11-4 Open daily 10:30-5 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed 4-6 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Open daily 10-4

BuENA viStA WiNERY – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472
C. Donatiello – Poured at Vin Couture: 322 Healdsburg Ave C, Healdsburg; 707 431-1011 Cahill Winery – 4950 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-1335 Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Captûre – Healdsburg; 707 395-0457 Carol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Cass Winery – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555

SoNoMA CouNtY
A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Acorn Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440 Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 – 481 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 939-9099 Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 431-1174 Akoma Zoume – 3030 Cavedale Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-1787 Albini Family vineyards – 886 Jensen Ln, Windsor; 707 838-9249 Alderbrook Winery – 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 800 405-5987 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Daily 11-6:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5

CELLAR DooR – 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 CELLARS oF SoNoMA – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826
Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 657-4837

CHANDELLE WiNERY – at The Cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6 CHARLES CREEK viNEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Open daily 11-6
Charles Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 Chateau Diana – 6195 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8161 Chateau Felice – 322 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-8161 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Fri 10 & 2 Open daily 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-10

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CHRiStopHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001
Picnic Area Clarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 766-7466 Claypool Cellars – 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Ste 500 , Sebastopol; 707 861-9358

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Top 5 ‘Cave’ Tours
BuENA viStA CAvE touR AND tAStiNg [Sonoma] In the historic cellars, taste wines straight from the barrel then enjoy a few bottled wines to witness the wines’ evolution. Tour lasts 1 hour. Daily, 11:30 by appointment, $30 Guest/$24 Wine Club 18000 Old Winery Road, 1-800-926-1266 FRitZ uNDERgRouND WiNERY [Healdsburg] Three story winery tour: Crushpad, tank room & underground barrel room/cave – a great chance to go underground and hear about how they use gravity flow to make their wine. $20pp, includes a Reserve Tasting, lasts about an hour. Cave tours weekends, by appointment, (707) 894-3389 ALEXANDER vALLEY viNEYARDS [Healdsburg] Voted “Sonoma’s Best Winery.” Taste the history, tradition and excellence at this family owned estate. Complimentary barrel tasting/cave tours, 11am & 2pm Private Tours available by appointment for $10pp (707) 433-7209 SiMi WiNERY viSitoR CENtER [Healdsburg] Tour the historic stone cellars, stroll through the redwood grove and gardens followed by a sit-down tasting. Daily at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m., $10pp Two miles north of the Healdsburg Plaza 16275 Healdsburg Ave, 1-800-746-4880 KELLER EStAtE [Petaluma] Cave & vineyard tour with sit-down tasting in Reserve Room, architecturally renown state-of-the-art facility $40 ($20 with Wine Country This Week referral) Fridays & Saturdays only 11:30am and 2pm (1 hour) 5875 Lakeville Highway, Reservations: (707) 765-2117

CLiNE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4000

Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings Clos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Open daily 10-4:30 Clouds Rest vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841 Open by appointment only Collier Falls – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30

CoMpASS WiNES – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonal Copain Wines – 7800 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-8822 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt Corda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310 Open by appointment only Coturri Winery – 6725 Enterprise Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 525-9125 Open by appointment only D & L Carinalli vineyards – 2900 Llano Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 795-7052 Open by appointment only D’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 Open daily 11-5 Dashe Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Da vero – 766 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5 David Coffaro – 7485 Dry Creek Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-9715 Open daily 11-4 David Noyes – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Davis Family vnyds – 52 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3858 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Dehlinger – 4101 Vine Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378 Jan-Aug by appointment, Fridays only De La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711 Open daily 11-4:30t Del Carlo – 4939 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 484-2430 Open by appointment only DE LoACH vNYDS – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 DE LoRiMiER WiNERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 800 546-7718
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Deux Amis – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7945 Downtown Wine Cellars – 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Draxton Wines – 4001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-3300 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5

Open by appointment only Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonal Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment only Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 12-6

DREYER WiNE – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200
Dry Creek vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Duchamp Estate – 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6665

DuNAH vNYDS – at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876
Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852

OTHER NOT TO BE MISSED CAVE TOURS
SCHug CARNERoS EStAtE [Sonoma] Tour vineyard, crushpad, winery and wine caves $20, (707) 939-9363 KuNDE FAMiLY EStAtE WiNERY [Sonoma] 32,000 square feet of wine caves $10, cave tours complimentary, (707) 833-5501 DEERFiELD RANCH [Kenwood] Tasting room is inside the 23,000 square feet wine cave guNDLACH BuNDSCHu [Sonoma] Elegant sit-down tasting in the cave $10-$25, (707) 833-5215

DutCHER CRoSSiNg – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Dutton Estate – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Dutton-goldfield– 3100 Grevenstein Highway North, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 Edmeades tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 994-2454 Ehret Winery – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900

EN gARDE tAStiNg RooM – 9077 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9216 Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100

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Envolve tasting Room – 27 East Napa St, Suite A, Sonoma; 707 939-5385 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-8, Tu 11-7 Nov 15 -Aug 15 by appt Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-8011 Open daily 10-4:30 Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm: 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5 Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 573-8711 Open daily 10-5 Hauck Cellars – 223 Center St, Healdsbug; 707 473-9065 Mon-Thu 11:30-4:30, Fi-Sun 11:30-5, Closed Wed Hawkes Wine – 6734 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295 Open daily 10-5 Hawkes Wine tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 Open daily 12-6 Hawley Wines – 6387 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2705 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-6 Haywood Winery – 25 East Napa St, Ste C; 707 933-3001 Highway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Open daily 10:30-5:30

ERiC K. JAMES viNEYARDS – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 996-1364
Eric Kent Wine Cellars – Santa Rosa ; 707 527-9700

Open daily 11-5 Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 Open daily 10-5 Family Wineries of Dry Creek valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma Hwy. 12; 888 433-6555 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-Feb Closed Tu-We

ERiC RoSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525

FAvERo vNYDS – 3939 Lovall Valley Rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939
– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200

Open by appointment only Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonal

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HKg EStAtE WiNES – 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 938-7622 Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353
Hook and Ladder – 2134 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-2255

Thu-Sun 11-6 Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4:30

FERRARiCARANo SEASoNS oF tHE viNEYARD
113 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2222 Tue-Sun 11-6 Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Open daily 10-5 Fisher vineyards – 6200 St.Helena Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 539-7511 Open by appointment only Flocchini – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointment Flowers vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview Rd, Cazadero; 707 847-3661x32 Open by appointment Foggy valley – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5 Foppiano vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Open daily 11-5 Forchini vineyards – 5141 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8886 Fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Thur by appt Forth vnyds – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Fort Ross vnyds tasting Room – 15725 Meyers Grade Rd, Jenner; 707 847-3460 Open by appointment

HOP KILN WINERY HKG ESTATE WINES Honoring the Past, Handcrafting the Future
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6050 Westside Road, Healdsburg (707) 433-6491, HopKilnWinery.com House Band Wines – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-509-3786 Hudson Street Wineries – 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 icaria Creek Winery – 27750 Asti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 486-9623 Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appt Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only

FoYt FAMiLY WiNES – at Meadowcroft Wine: 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090
Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1400 Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-6937 Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980

Open daily 11-6

Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers Fri) Open daily 10:30-4:30 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-6

iL CuoRE – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonal imagery Estate – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30 inman Family – 3900 Piner Road, Santa Rosa; 707 293-9576 Fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt. inspiration vnyds & Winery –3360 Coffey Ln Suite E, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open daily 11-4:30 iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 10-4:30 J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm: 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5 J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekends J Rickards Winery – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Tue-Sat 11-4 J vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5 JACuZZi viNEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 10-5:30 JAMES FAMiLY – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 JAQK CELLARS – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonal
Jazz Cellars – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointment

FRitZ WiNERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings gann Family – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876 garden Creek Ranch– 2335 Geysers Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-8345 gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707 473-2909 geyser peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, 22281 Chianti Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-2500 glen Lyon vineyards – Sonoma; 707 833-0032

JCB tAStiNg RooM & WiNE BAR – 320 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-9707Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, Thu-Sat 10:30-9
Johnson’s Alexander valley Wines – 8333 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Open daily 11-4 John tyler Wines – 4353 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0123 Open daily 10:30-5 Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250 Open by appointment only

gLoRiA FERRER CAvES & vNYDS – 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings gofessel vineyards – 20838 Burndale Road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801 Open by appointment only göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1645 Open by appointment only gourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-Thu 11-7 graton Ridge – 3561 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 gunfighter – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma; 707 938-5277 Open daily 11-4:30 guERRERo FERNANDEZ – at Cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6
gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville; 707 433-2371 Hanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-4310 5353 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371 Hanzell vineyards – 18596 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma; 707 996-3860 Sat 10-4 or by appt Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only

JoSEpH JEWELL – at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876
Joseph phelps vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 Laguna Rd, Forestville; 707 573-3747 Kachina – 4551 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 332-7917 Kamen Estate – 111B East Napa St, Sonoma; 707 938-7292 Kastania vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Kaz Winery – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510

Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Daily 11-5 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-6 Sat Sun 11-4 or by appt Fri-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Thu-Sun 11- 4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5

KELLER EStAtE – 5875 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117
Kelley & Young – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364

KENDALLJACKSoN WiNE CENtER – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings

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KENDALLJACKSoN tAStiNg RooM – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Open daily 10-5 Children & Pets OK Kenwood vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Open daily 10-4:30 Kings Hill Cellars – 3404 Kings Hill Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 538-0704 Open by appointment only Kokomo – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0200 Open daily 11-4:30 Korbel Champagne Cellars – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Open daily 10-4:30 Krutz Family Cellars – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 536-1532 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5 Kunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 800 314-1762 Open daily 10:30-5:30 La Czar vineyards – 7870 Giusti Rd, Forestville; 707 887-3400 Open by appointment only Lago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Lake Sonoma Winery – Poured at Valley of the Moon: 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 800 750-9463 Open daily 10-4:30 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209 Open by appointment only Landmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10-4:30 Larson Family – 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-3031 Open daily 10-5 LA SiRENA – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876
Lasseter Family – 1 Vintage Way, Glen Ellen; 707 933-2814 Laurel glen – 14301 Arnold Dr Suite 5, Glen Ellen; 707 933-9877 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Fri-Mon 11 & 2 by appt only Open by appointment only MOONDANCE CELLARS
Formerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars produces small lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured by the winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery. Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)

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Located in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot that features a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.

Open Daily 11-5 • 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090 Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8845 Open daily 10-5 Meeker vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Open daily 10:30-6 Mercury Winery – 21015 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-9870 Thu-Mon 11-6 Merriam vnyds – 11650 Los Amigos Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4032 Open daily 10-5 Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050 Open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427 Open by appointment only Mietz Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Daily 10:30-4:30 Mill Creek vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Open daily 10-5 MoniClaire vineyards – 1750 Lytton Springs Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-4320 Open by appointment only Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry Creek Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-9499 Open by appointment only

LEDSoN WiNERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Leonhardt vnyds – 8500 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 954 401-0096 Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by appt Limerick Lane vineyards – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Open daily 10-5 Little vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Thu-Mon 11-4:30 Littorai Wines – 788 Gold Ridge Rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586 Open by appointment only Locals tasting Room – Corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707-857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Longboard vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 Open daily 11-6 LoSt CANYoN – 123 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707-623-9621 LoXtoN CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221
Fri-Sun 10-4 Open daily 11-5 by appt

Jack London Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen | 11-5 Thursday-Monday 707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com The Pup is always welcome

MoSHiN viNEYARDS – 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5499
Mountain terraces – Glen Ellen; 707 481-7377 Mounts Family – 3901 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 292-8148 Mueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Munselle vineyards – 3763 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-9988 Murphy-goode – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 942-6180 Naked Wines – 8450 Sonoma Hwy 12, Sonoma; 707-408-0011 Nalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Nicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Novy Family – 981 Airway Ct, Ste E & F, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Notables – 11020 Eastside Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8460 occidental Road Cellars – 2064 Gravenstein Hwy, North, Bldg 7; 707 874-9400 old World Winery – 850 River Rd, Fulton; 707 490-6696 optima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222 paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148 palmeri – Poured at Terroirs Artisan Wines: 21002 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 papapietro perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 paradise Ridge Winery – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-WINE paradise Ridge tasting Room – 8860 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 parmelee Hill – 1695 Sperring Rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905 passalacqua vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 pasterick vnyd – 3491 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4655 paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879 pech Merle Wine – 4543 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 891-3015x5 pedroncelli vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 pellegrini Family– 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244

Open daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4:30 or by appt Fri-Mon 11-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Daily 11-5 Sat 12-5 & by appt Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment daily 10-3 Open by appointment only Open Sat 1-4 or by appt Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Thu-Mon 11-5 Open by appointment only Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only

Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours Lynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 Open daily 11-4 MacLeod Family vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312 Open by appointment only Macphail Family – 851 Magnolia Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780 Open by appointment only Macrae Family – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment

MADRoNE RiDgE WiNERY – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200
Manzanita Creek – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052 – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 Marimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Martinelli vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Windsor; 707 525-0570

Wed-Mon 11-6

Fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-Thur by appt Wed-Mon 11-6 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5

oRCHARD StAtioN – at Moondance Cellars: 14301 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550

MARtiN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1909 Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 MAtRiX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804

MAYo FAMiLY – 13101 Arnold Drive at Highway 12, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYo FAMiLY RESERvE RooM – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYo FAMiLY – Poured at The Cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6 MAZZoCCo SoNoMA – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Open daily 11-5
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

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pendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732 Open by appointment only Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 N, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111 Open by appointment only peterson – 4791 Dry Creek Rd Bldg 7, Healdsburg; 707-431-7568 By appointment Sat-Sun 11-4:30 Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 petroni vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 Open by appointment pezzi King vnyds – 3225 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9388 Open by appointment only philip Staley – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 portalupi – 107 North Street, Healdsburg; 707 395-0960 Open daily 10:30-7 porter Bass Winery – 11750 Mays Canyon Rd, Guerneville; 707 869-1475 Open by appointment only porter Creek – 8735 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6321 Open daily 10:30-4:30 preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Open daily 11-4:30 Quivira vineyards – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Ram’s gate – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 721-8700 Open daily 10-6 Ramey Wine Cellars – 25 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-0870 Open by appointment only Ravenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Open daily 10-4:30 Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8559 Open daily 11-5 Red Car Wine Co – 8400 Graton Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500 Open daily 10-4:30 RH – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Seghesio Winery – 700 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Shane Wine Cellars –Novato; 415 342-7926 Sheldon – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755 Shone Farm – 1305-A Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-595-1488 Siduri Wines – 981 Airway Court, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Silver oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 942-7082 Open daily 10–5 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Thu 4-8 or by appt Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed by appointment By appointment daily 10-3 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by appt Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Fri-Mon 11-4 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only

SiMi WiNERY – 16275 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-3232 Simoncini vineyards – 2303 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8811 Skewis Wines – 57 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2160 SL Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Small vines Wines – 2160 Green Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-0886

R2 WiNE Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330

SoDA RoCK WiNERY – 8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-3303 Open daily 11-5 Sojourn Cellars –141 E. Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-7212 Daily 10-5 by appointment Sonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser Rd, Windsor, 877 797-3489 Appointments recommended, Thu-Mon 10-4 SoNoMA ENotECA – 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Sonoma valley portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 707 769-5203 Spann vineyards – 111A East Napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 St. Anne’s Crossing – 8450 Sonoma Hwy 12, Sonoma; 707-598-5200
Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue hours seasonal Daily 12-5 Daily 12-6 Daily 11-5

RiCHARDSoN WiNERY – Poured at Cellar Door in Sonoma: 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6 Ridge vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 Open daily 11-4; Summer Fri-Sun till 5 River Road vnyds – 5220 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130 Open by appointment only Roadhouse Winery – 240 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 922-6362 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sun 12-7 Robert Hunter – 15655 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 328-0173 Open by appointment only Robert Rue vnyd – 1406 Wood Rd, Fulton; 707 578-1601 Fri-Sun 10-5, Thu-Mon by appt Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Open daily 10-4:30 Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 By appt Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 935-7115 Open daily 11-6 Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305 Thu-Mon 11-4, Tue-Wed by appt Rocking Z – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries: 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 RoDNEY StRoNg viNEYARDS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Open daily 10-5 Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Thur-Sun 11-6 Rued – 3850 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3261 Open daily 11-4:30 Rumpus Cellars – 5 E. Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-6883 Open daily 12-6 Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser Rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 Open daily 10-4 Russian River vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Open daily 11-5 Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138 Open by appointment only Sadler-Wells Winery – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries: 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Saini vineyards – 918 Ridge View Dr; Healdsburg; 707 799-0272 Open by appointment only SANtA RoSA viNtNERS SQuARE – 1301-1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707-280-4658 Open daily 9-6 Sapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 Thurs-Mon 11-4:30 Saracina/Atrea – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Sausal Winery – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Open daily 10-4 Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992 Open daily 11-5 SCHug CARNERoS EStAtE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area Scribe Winery –2300 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-1858 SEABiSCuit RANCH – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E Napa St; 707 935-1200 SEBAStiANi viNEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 933-3230
Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue seasonal Open daily 11-5

St. FRANCiS viNEYARDS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674 Open daily 9-5 by appointment Stark at garagiste Healdsburg – 439 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8023 Wed-Mon 12-7, Tue by apt Starlite vineyards – 5511 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 431-1102 Sat & Sun 11-5 or by appt StAtioN 1870 – 123 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707-623-9619 Tue-Thu 4-10, Fri-Sat 4-11 Stephen & Walker – 243 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8749 Open daily 11-7 Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520 Open by appointment only Stonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 Highway 128, Healdsburg; 800 355-8008 Fri-Mon 11-4:30 or by appt Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Open daily 10:30-5 Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda Rock Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7745 Fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommended SuNCE WiNERY – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Open daily 10:30-5 taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4 talty – 7127 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8438 Fri-Mon 12-4 or by appt tara Bella – 3701 Viking Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 544-9049 Open by appointment only teira Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries: 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5 terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 thomas george Estates – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8031 Open daily 11-5 three Alarm – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8, later on weekends thumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Open daily 11-6. Fri & Sat 11-7 tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 Fri-Mon 12-5 toad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 Open daily 10:30-5:30 topel – 125 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4116 Open daily 11-7 tR ELLiot – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1876
trecini Cellars – 441 Beaver St, Santa Rosa; 707 525-9400 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Open by appointment only

Open daily 10-5 tres Hermanas – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Thur-Sun 10-5 truett Hurst – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 Open daily 11-5 two Amigos – 25 East Napa St, Sonoma Open daily 11-6 twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 ty Caton vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6

tRENtADuE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104

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unti vineyards – 4202 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5590 uptick vineyards – 9050 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 566-9153 valdez Family Wines – 595 Santana Dr, Cloverdale; 707 894-3710 valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-4500 vérité – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800 273-0177 Open by appointment only Tue-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon by appt Sat 11-4, Fri & Sun by appt Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Thu-Sun 11-10 Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa Cruz; 831 425-WINE Fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6 Creekview vineyards – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5 Creekview vnyds & Sherman Cellars tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointment DeRose vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143 Domenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5 Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443 By appointment only Equinox Champagne Cellar – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5 Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986 Open by appointment only Fortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith Rd, Hollister; 831 902-9106 Weekends July thru Sept GUGLIELMO WINERY
With three generations of grape growing and wine making, we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.

viANSA WiNERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4726
vin Couture Lounge – 322 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8161

Open daily vML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-4404 Open daily 11-5 Walt – 380 First St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 Open daily 11-6 Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 River Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-5166 Open by appointment only Wellington vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Open daily 11-5 Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 White oak vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-8429 Open daily 10-5 Williamson – 134 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-1500 Open daily 11-7 Williams Selyem – 7227 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6425 Open by appointment only Willowbrook – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries: 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5

vJB viNEYARDS & CELLAR –60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood; 707 833-2300

WiLSoN – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Wind gap Wines – Forestville; 707 887-9100 Open by appointment only Windsor oaks vineyards – 10810 Hillview Rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050 Open by appointment only Windsor vineyards – Poured at Vintage Wine Estates: 308B Center St, Healdsburg; 707 921-2893 Open daily 11-7 Wine tree Farm – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Woodenhead – 5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 887-2703 Open Thu-Mon 10:30-4:30 XYZin – Poured at Geyser Peak: 22281 Chianti Rd, Healdsburg; 707 857-9400 Open daily 10-5 Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8511 Fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointment Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open daily 11-4:30

Daily 10-5, closed major holidays 1480 East Main Avenue, Morgan Hill 408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.com Hallcrest vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133 Hecker pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Hillcrest terrace – 429B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-1500 Hunter Hill – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 Open daily 12-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Sat 12-5, Sun 2-5 & by appointment Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt Open daily 10-5 Thur-Mon 12-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Sat 11-5 or by appt Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5

MoNtEREY, SANtA CRuZ, SANtA CLARA CouNtiES
Ahlgren vineyard – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 800 338-6071 Sat 12-4 or by appointment Alfaro Family vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Road, Corralitos; 831 728-5172 Sat 12-5 or by appointment Aptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680 Open by appointment only Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, Capitola; 831 462-1065 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-F 12-6 Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 Open daily 12-5 Beauregard – 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-WINE Nov-April: open daily 11-5, May-Oct: Closed Tue Big Basin– 830 Memory Lane, Boulder Creek; 831 621-8028 Open by appointment only Big Basin tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-Thu 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7 Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396 Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointment Bonny Doon vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789 Open daily 12-5, summer till 6 Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120 Open by appointment only

J. LoHR viNEYARDS & WiNE – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 (3855 Day Rd for events) Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551 La Honda – 2645 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City; 650 366-4104 La Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Léal vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister; 831 636-1023 LoMA pRiEtA WiNERY – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950

BuRRELL SCHooL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Byington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Chaine d’or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977 Cinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 Clos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 800 ITS-WINE Clos tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235 Cooper-garrod – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116

Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Tue-Sun 11-5, Winter: Wed-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-4:30 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 8-7:30 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5 Tue-Thu 4-11, Fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5, Fri 11-8 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5

Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Martin Ranch – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Open third weekend of each month 12-4 Mesa Del Sol Esate – 45803 Arroyo Seco Rd, Greenfield; 831 624-8527 Open by appointment only Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Open by appointment only Michaud/Martella tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408-647-2579 Thu & Sun 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8 MJA vineyards – 328A Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 421-9380 Mon-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sun 12-8 MJA vineyards – 24900 Highland Way, Los Gatos (Sta Cruz Mtns); 408 353-6000 Thur-Sun 12-6 Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5 Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Sat-Sun 12-5 Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821 Open by appointment only Muns vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663 Open by appointment only Naumann vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871 Special events & by appointment Nicholson vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4 odonata – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5 organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5 osocalis Distillery – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 Open by appointment only p&M Staiger vineyard –1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-0172 Open by appointment only pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment pelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, Capitola; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5 picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5 pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601 Sat 11-4 or by appointment pleasant valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 Summer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointment

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poEtiC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478
Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 800 842-6262 Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500 Ridge vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 Roudon -Smith – 18 Hanger Way Ste B-C, Watsonville; 831 438-1244 Santa Cruz Mtn vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6209 Sarah’s vineyard – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Savannah-Chanelle vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Silver Mountain – Silver Mountain Rd, Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278 Silver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552 Soquel vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Summerayne – 770 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638 Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 team Zin – 830-3 Jury Court, San Jose; 408 445-2508 testarossa Winery – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 travieso Winery – 165 Cristich Lane, #F, Campbell; 650 248-5641 trout gulch – 427 Swift St, Ste C, Santa Cruz; 831 471-2705 villa del Monte Winery – 23076 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 888 788-4583 vinocruz – 725 Front St, #101, Santa Cruz; 831 426-8466 vino prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Ste B, Santa Cruz; 831 426-0750 vino tabi – 334C Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426 1809 Windy oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463 Woodside vineyards – 205 Constitution Dr, Menlo Park; 650 851-3144 Zayante vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992 CARMEL vALLEY Bernardus – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Boëté vineyards– 7156 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Carmel Hills – 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 12-5 Thur-Tue 12-6 Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appt Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-4 & by appt Open by appointment only Sat 12-5 or by appointment Wed-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Sat 12-5 Thu-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appt Sat-Sun 11-4 Open daily 12-5 Open by appointment only Thu, Fri, Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5 1st Sun of the month Open daily 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Tue-Sun 12-5 Saturdays 11-4 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5 Open by appointment only Open one weekend/month or by appt Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6 Mon-Tue 2-8, Wed-Fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8 Wed-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6 Sat 12-5 & by appt Open by appointment only Special events & by appointmen MoNtEREY A taste of Monterey – 700 Cannery Row, Ste KK, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Open daily 10-6 Bargetto Winery – 700 Cannery Row Suite G, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-7 Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Open daily 12-6 Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090 Open by appointment only Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149 Mon-Fri by appointment only Mcintyre vineyards – in Hyatt Regency: 1 Old Golf Course Rd Ste 1, Monterey; 831 649-9463 Mon-Wed 9-7, Thu-Sun 8-8 pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 Thu-Mon 12-6:30, Fri-Sat 12-8 ventana vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Open daily 11-5 Wine from the Heart tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 Open daily 12-8 SALiNAS vALLEY A taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 De tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176 otter Cove Wines – at Terra Nove Wine Bar: 315 Calle Principal, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Open daily 12-5 parsonage village vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Open daily 11-5 Robert talbott vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Mon-Fri 11-4:30, Sat-Sun 11-5 Scheid vineyards Wine Lounge – 7th & San Carlos, Carmel; 831-656-9463 Open daily 11-7 Silvestri vnyds – (Opening March 1) 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1700 Thu-Sun 11-5 Southern Latitudes Wines - Lincoln St. between Ocean & 6th, Carmel Valley; 831-622-7652 Wed-Sun 11-6 tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between Ocean & 7th, Carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 Fri-Sun 12-5 Wrath Wines – Carmel Plaza, corner of Ocean Ave. and Mission St, Carmel; 831 678-2212 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 TASTE MORGAN Featuring the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farm In the Crossroads Carmel, Rio Road at Highway 1 / Carmel Open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.com

Mon-Wed 11-5, Thur-Sat 11-6, Closed Sun Sat-Sun 12-4 Open by appointment only

Caraccioli Cellars – Dolores, between Ocean & 7th; Carmel Valley; 831 622-7722 Mon-Thu 2-7, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-7 Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 624-2600 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Chesebro Wines – 19 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831-659-2125 Chock Rock vnyd – 1 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 Cima Collina – 19-A East Carmel Valley rd, Carmel Valley; 831 620-0645 Figge Cellars – at Winefield Gallery: Dolores St between 7th & Ocean, Carmel Valley; 831 384-4149 georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Holman Ranch – 19 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831-659-2640 Joullian vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Joyce vineyards – 19 East Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831-659-2885 Open daily 12-6 Fri-Mon 12-5 Thu-Mon 11:30-5:30 Open daily 12- 6 Wed-Sun 2-8

HAHN SLH EStAtES – 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-Fri 11-4 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5 Hammond vnyds– 655 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5 Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Fri-Sun 11-5 Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 Mesa Del Sol vineyards & Retreat – 45803 Arroyo Seco Rd,Greenfield; 831 624-8527 Open by appt only paraiso vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4 pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 11-5 Ray Franscioni – 132720 River Road; Gonzales; 831 455-1096 Open by appointment only Robert talbott vineyards – 1380 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 Thu-Mon 11-5 Scheid vineyards – 1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 Open daily 11-5 Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5 ventana vineyards – 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5 Wrath Wines – 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 Thu-Mon 11-5

LAKE/MENDoCiNo CouNtiES
Albertina Wine Cellars – 4601 Road 110, Hopland; 707 744-1475 Barra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Beaver Creek vnyds – 22000 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069 Bell Hill vineyards– 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Brassfield Estate– 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895 Breggo Cellars – 11001 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Brutocao Cellars – 7000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily11-8 Thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7 Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in Winter Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5

galante vineyards – Dolores, between Ocean & 7th; Carmel Valley; 831 624-3800 Open daily 12-6 (closed until spring) Mon-Thu 11-4:30, Fri-Sun 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Heller Estate organic vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466

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WiNE CouNtRY tHiS WEEK | WiNERY LiStiNgS
Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Campovida – 13601 Old River Road, Hopland; 707 744-8797 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Ceago vinegarden – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Cesar toxqui Cellars – 13440 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1071 Wed-Sun 11-5 Chiarito vineyards – 2651 Mill Creek Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146 Open by appointment only Fri-Mon 11-5 Claudia Springs – 1810 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs Rd. N., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651 May-Oct, Fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt Demuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows Rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729 Open by appointment Dogwood Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Ste H, Hopland; 707 743-0301 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri by appt Drew Family – 9000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 Thu-Mon 11-5 Duncan peak vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1493 Open by appointment Dunwood vineyards – 2399 N. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985 Open by appointment Eden Crest vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 Open by appointment Elke vineyards – 12351 Hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 Fri-Mon 11-5 Esterlina – 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo; 707 895-2920 Open by appointment only Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 Frey – 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5177 Mon-Fri 10-5, by appointment germain-Robin – P. O. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314 Open by appointment only Mon-Frid giuseppe Wines, Neese vnyds – 401 School Way, Redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 Open by appointment only goldeneye Winery – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Open daily 11-4 graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707 744-8466 Open daily 10-5 greenwood Ridge vineyards – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Open daily 10-5 gregory graham Wines– 13633 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5 Handley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Harmonique Wines – 1810 Hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 Fri-Mon 11-5 Hawk and Horse – 13048 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-0910 Open by appointment only Husch vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 Open daily 10-5 paul Dolan vnyds – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5 phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5 philo Ridge – 14125 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303 Sat-Sun by appointment ployez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Open daily 11-5 Rivino – 4101 Cox Schrader Rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 Tue-Sun 1-5 Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport; 707 263-0100 Fri-Sun 10-5 Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5 Rosa D’oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5 Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South Highway 101, Hopland; 707 894-3683 Open daily 10-5 Saracina vineyards – 11684 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1671 Open daily 11-5 Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5 Shannon Ridge – 13151 E. State Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-9400 Daily 10:30-5 Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 Calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629 Thu-Sat 11-5 or by appt Silversmith vnyds – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: Fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointment Sip! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-8375 Open daily 11-5 Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30 Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5 Snows Lake vnyd –Lower Lake; 707 994-9444 Open by appointment Sol Rouge – P.O. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000 Open by appointment Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5 Steele Wines – 4350 Thomas Drive, at Hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5 terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain House Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1114 Tue-Sun 10-5 terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, Fri-Sun 11-5 testa vineyards – 6400 North State Street, Calpella; 707 485-7051 Open by appointment toulouse vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Open daily 11-5 tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Nice; 707 274-9373 Open daily 10-5 vigilance Winery – 13888 Point Lakeview Rd, Lower Lake; 707 994-9656 Daily 11-5 villa La Brenta – 1780 Highway 53, Clearlake; 707 994-4000 Tue-Sun 10-5 vin de tevis – 51161 Covelo Rd, Dos Rios; 707 983-8433 Open by appointment only Weibel Winery – 13275 So Hwy 101, Ste 1, Hopland; 707 744-2200 Open Daily 10-5 Whaler vineyards – 6200 E Side Capella Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355 Open by appointment only Wildhurst vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 Open daily 10-5 Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 Open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6

JAXoN KEYS – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 877-462-0666
Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt & Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Jim Ball vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995 Lake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper Lake; 707 275-8030 Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Le vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304 Londer vineyards – 14051 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 Manoir girard Cellars – 12601 Ell River Rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 WINE (9463) Maple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 Mariah vineyards – 33525 Mountain View Rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243 Masút vnyd & Winery – 1301 Reeves Canyon Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5466 McDowell valley – 13380 S. Hwy 101, Hopland 707 744-8911 McFadden vineyard – 13275 S. Hwy 101 Suite #5, Hopland; 707 744-8463 McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1396 Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 Mt. Konocti growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213 Navarro vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Noggle vnyds & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319 oster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257 pacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463

Open daily 10-5 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4 Open daily 11-5 By appointment Thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Thu-Mon 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily10-5 Fri - Sun 11-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Open by appointment Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5

ZiNA HYDE CuNNiNgHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462

Open Daily 10-5

SuiSuN vALLEY
Blacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5

BLuE viCtoRiAN viNEYARDS – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., Fairfield; 707 422-8025 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6
green valley Cellars – 1635 Mason Rd, Green Valley; 707 864-2089 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment King Andrews vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5 Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy Road, Suisun City; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5 Mangels vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5 Mankas Hills vineyards – 4185 Chadbourne Road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334 Open by appointment only tenbrink vineyards – 1793 Rockville Rd, Suisun Valley; 800-692-0723 Open by appointment only Rock Creek vineyard – 4610 Green Valley Rd, Green Valley; 707 864-2471 Open by appointment only Suisun valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 Thu-Sun 12-5 Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5

vEZER tAStiNg RooM – 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Rd, Fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6 vEZER FAMiLY pRivAtE RANCH– 707 422-8025 Tours & tasting by appointment only
Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Wooden valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Thu-Sun 12-5 Daily 11-5

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WiNERY LiStiNgS | WiNE CouNtRY tHiS WEEK
YoLo CouNtY
Berryessa gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 Tue-Fri 12-4 or by appointment Berryessa gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 10Bogle vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 California Cellars – 15511 Isleton Road, Isleton; 916 777-5747 Open by appointment only Capay valley vineyards – 13757 Hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 Open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointment Carvalho Family – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5 Heringer Estates – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1227 Thu-Sun 11-5 purple pearl vineyards – 9177 Currey Rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 Thu-Sun 12-5 Open by appointment only River grove Winery – 52183 Clarksburg Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-9000 Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6 Scribner Bend vnyds – 9051 River Rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Six Hands Winery – 13783 Isleton Rd, Walnut Grove; 916 776-2053 Open by appointment only Solomon Wine Co. – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 three Wine Company– poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 707 933-9752 Fri-Sun 11-5 todd taylor Wines – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5 turkovich Family Wines– 304 Railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 Thu 12-6, Fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5 Wilson vineyards – Clarksburg; 916 744-1456 Open by appointment only occasio Winery – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 page Mill– 1960 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30 Red Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Retzlaff vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Ryhan Estate vineyards – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 408-209-9498 Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 tamas Estate – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 tenuta vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Fri-Sun 12 to 5 Fri-Sunday & by appointment Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 Open daily 11-5:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-4:30 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30 Open daily 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appt. Fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 11-6:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 Thu-Mon 12-4:30 Open by appointment

the Singing Winemaker – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Wente vineyards Estate tasting Room – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2305 Wente vineyards tasting Room – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Westover vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411

BAY AREA/LivERMoRE
Bent Creek Winery – 5455 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-6320 Big White House – 6800 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1976 Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-0554 Cedar Mountain – 7000 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6636 Charles R vnyds – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd, Livermore; 925 454-3040 Chouinard vnyds – 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Vly; 510 582-9900 Concannon – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Crooked vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510 304-0914 Darcie Kent – poured at Concannon, 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 452-1800 Eagle Ridge vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 Eckert Estate – 5963 Graham Court, Ste D, Livermore; 925-371-8606 el Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Elliston vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4 Sat-Sun 12-4 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays) Open daily 11-4:30 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Open daily 11-4:30 Thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by appt Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 12 -5 & by appointment Fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt

tREASuRE iSLAND
Bodega Wine Estates – 751 13th St at Ave M, Treasure Island, San Francisco Fat grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Francisco; 415-388-8318 Hoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Francisco Just Joshin – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Francisco Fri, Sat & Sun from 1-6pm Tue-Sun 12-5:30 pm Opening Soon Fri, Sat, Sun from 1-6pm

Knightswood – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Francisco Fri, Sat, Sun 1-6pm Stein Family Wines – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, Treasure Island, San Francisco Fri, Sat, Sun 1-6pm treasure island Wines – 95 9th Street and Ave I, Treasure Island, SF; 415-394-9463 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm
THE WINERY SF 200 California Ave. Bldg 180 N, Treasure Island, Daily 12pm-5pm 415-SF -JUICE • www.winery-sf.com The California wine experience in San Francisco. It’s 20,000 sq. ft. winery, tasting room and event center allows visitors to experience the winemaking process first-hand while enjoying award-winning wines from Napa, Sonoma, and beyond. Tours available by appt.

viE – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICE Sol Rouge – 200 California Ave, Bldg 180 No, Treasure Island, SF, 415-SF -JUICE

Open daily 12-5, tours by appointment Open daily 12-5, tours by appointment

EN gARDE – poured at Tenuta, 633 Kalthoff Commons, Livermore; 707-836-3395 Sat-Sun 12-5pm Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Fri-Sun 12-5 garré vineyard & Winery – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Fri-Sun 11:30-5 Hidden Creek – 5937 Graham Ct, Suite B, Livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE Thu-Sun 12-6 La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Open daily 12-4:30 Las positas vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 925 449-9463 Fri-Sun 12-5 Lavish Laines Winery – 2481 Buena Vista Ave, Livermore; 925 321-0373 Fri-Sun 11-7 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30 Little valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Thu-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Longevity Wines – 2271 South Vasco Rd, Ste B, Livermore, 925-443-WINE Fri-Sat-Sun 12-5 Marr Cellars – poured at The Singing Winemaker, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5 Mcgrail vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214 Fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointment Miramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment only Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5 Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30 Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco Rd, Livermore; 925 294-8647 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30

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Bloomfield vnyd– 633 First Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463 Wed-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm Captain vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714 Open by appointment Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900 Open by appointment Hannah Nicole vnyds – 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5 Happy valley Cellars – 1223 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette; 925 283-1245 Open by appointment Lolonis vnyds tasting Room – 1930 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek; 925-456-WINE Mon-Fri 1-4 New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley Road, Martinez; 925 366-8463 Open by appointment odisea Wine Co. – 963 Redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662 Open by appointment olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, Concord; 925 771-7107 Sat 12-4 or by appt. palomares vineyards – 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5 parkmon vineyards – 55 Laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980 Open by appointment Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook Court, Walnut Creek; 925-988-9463 Open by appointment Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord; 925 219-2279 Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt. tamayo Family vnyds – 2155 Elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463 Open by appointment viano vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465 Wed-Mon 9-5pm Wedl Wine Cellars – 400 Tate Lane, Oakley; 925 360-9677 Open by appointment only

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NApA 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 – 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 Cuvee – 1650 Soscol Avenue, 707 224-2330 Contemporary American 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 La toque – 1314 McKinstry Street, 707 257-5157 French Cuisine Morimoto Napa – 610 Main Street, 707 252-1600 Japanese Cuisine oenotri – 1425 Fisrst Street, 707 252-1022 Italian Cuisine Siena Restaurant – 875 Bordeaux Way, 707 251-1900 Italian, Seafood, Meditarranean ubuntu – 1140 Main Street, 707-258-1000 Vegetarian Cuisine uva trattoria – 1040 Clinton Street, 707-255-6646 Italian Cuisine Zinsvalley Restaurant – 1106 1st Street, 707 224-0695 Traditional American Cuisine Zuzu – 829 Main Street, 707 224-0695 California Tapas, Spanish & Mediterranean YouNtviLLE Ad Hoc – 6476 Washington Street, 707 944-2487 Contemporary American Cuisine 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 RutHERFoRD Alex – 1140 Rutherfrod Road, 707 967-5500 Rutherford grill – 1180 Rutherford Road, 707 963-1792 Auberge du Soleil – 180 Rutherford Hill Road, 707 963-1211

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St. HELENA Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – 1327 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-1200 Contemporary American Cuisine Culinary institute – 2555 Main Street, 1-888-995-1699 Contemporary American and Worldwide Foods 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 Contemporary Asian insipired American Cuisine © tra vigne Restaurant – 1050 Charter Oak Avenue, 707 963-4444 Italian Cuisine CALiStogA 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

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gEYSERviLLE Catelli’s – 21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-3471 Contemporary American and Italian Diavola pizzeria & Salumeria – 21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-0111 Italian Francis Ford Coppola’s Rustic – 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Italian HEALDSBuRg Affronti – 235 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-1113 Mediterranean Bear Republic Brewing Co. – 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-2337Traditional American Bistro Ralph – 109 Plaza Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-1380 Contemporary American and French Campo Fina – 330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 395-4640 Italian Charlie palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen – 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-0330 Contemporary American Charcuturie – 335 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-7213 French Healdsburg Bar & grill – 245 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-3333 Grill Madrona Manor – 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1542 Contemporary American Ravenous – 117 North St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1302 Californina Spoonbar – 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-7222 Mediterranean Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar – 403 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-9191 Seafood Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar – 344 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0946 Contemporary American guERNEviLLE/FoREStviLLE Applewood inn – 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville; 707 869-9093 Farmhouse – 7871 River Road, Forestville; 707 887-3300

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Della Santina’s
Located off the historic square in Sonoma, Della Santina’s is a family-owned and operated restaurant that has stood the test of time to become a Sonoma institution. The Della Santina family name shares a long lineage and history in the Tuscan town of Lucca, Italy.

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The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner; reservations are recommended. 133 East Napa Street, Sonoma (707) 935-0576 www.dellasantinas.com

SANtA RoSA Caffe porto no – 535 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3096 Italian Equus Restaurant – 101 Fountrain Grove Parkway, Santa Rosa; 707 578-0149 Jack and tony’s – 115 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4347 Contemporary American John Ash & Co. Restaurant – 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa; 707 527-7687 Californian La gare – 208 Wilson Street, Santa Rosa; 707 528-4355 French Zazu Restaurant & Farm – 3535 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 523-4814 Traditional American WiNDSoR ume – 8710 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor; 707 838-6700

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SEBAStopoL gto’s Seafood House – 234 South Main Street, Sebastopol; 707 824-9922 Seafood Hopmonk tavern – 230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol; 707 829-7300 Traditional American SoNoMA vALLEY Café Citti – 9049 Highway 12, Kenwood; 704 833-2690 Italian Cafe La Haye – 140 E Napa Street, Sonoma; 707-935-5994 Contemporary American Centre Du vin – 480 First Street East, Sonoma; 707 996-9779 French Della Santina’s trattoria – 133 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-0576 Italian El Dorado Kitchen 405 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 996-3220 Contemporary American girl & the Fig – 110 West Spain Street, Sonoma; 707 938-3634 French glen Ellen inn – 13670 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6409 Contemporary American glen Ellen Star – 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 343-1384 Traditional American Hopmonk tavern – 691 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 935-9100 Traditional American Kenwood Restaurant – 9900 Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6326 Contemporary American/French LaSalette Restaurant – 452 First St East, Ste H, Sonoma; 707 938-1927 Portuguese Maya Restaurant – 101 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-3500 Mexican Rin's thai Restaurant – 139 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 938-1462 Thai Saddles Steakhouse – 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 Steakhouse and Seafood Sante – 100 Boyes Boulevard, Boyes Hot Springs; 707 938-9000 French Swiss Hotel Bar & Restaurant – 18 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 938-2884 Italian Yeti Restaurant 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-9930 Indian and Nepali pEtALuMA Central Market – 42 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma; 707 778-9900 Contemporary American Cucina paradiso – 114 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma; 707 782-1130 Italian graziano’s Ristorante – 170 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma; 707 762-5997 Italian Risibisi Restaurant & Wine Bar – 154 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma; 707 766-7600 Italian

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The Enoteca is closed Mondays 127 East Napa Street, Sonoma (707) 938-4200 www.enotecadellasantina.com
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