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PERFECT PAIRS Kendall-Jackson Wines Paired with Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Corn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 THINGS TO DO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29

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WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-47 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Napa Valley Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 NAPA VALLEY WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45 Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 St. Helena Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-63 Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-63 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Glen Ellen Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-65 Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-69 Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-76 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Carmel Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

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LIMERICK LANE CELLARS

n some ways Limerick Lane might well have been called Phoenix Cellars, a it did, in many ways, arise from the (figurative) ashes. It was over three decades ago when Michael Collins, and his late brother Tom, purchased 30 acres on Limerick Lane near Healdsburg. There were falling-down buildings, an assortment of derelict chicken coops and, to make matters even more interesting, resident squatters who had taken a somewhat proprietary interest in the place. However Michael had a passion for growing things and he soon realized he had purchased the perfect venue for tending wine grapes. Neglected old Zinfandel vines dating back to 1910 were restored to health, productive new vines were planted and the Collins Vineyard was on its way to becoming a world famous plot of land. Finally, in 1986, Limerick Lane produced its first wine, crushing the grapes at a Geyserville winery. The result was more than anyone could have hoped for. Realizing that producing estate wines would be the best way to showcase the unique characteristics of the vineyard, Michael decided to build a winery on the property, a project completed in 1993. As time went by, Limerick Lane wines became increasingly popular with the knowledgeable wine buyer. They sold out every vintage and earned awards and accolades. Ross Battersby became winemaker in 1997, and five years after that their new tasting room was opened to implement new direct-to-consumer marketing programs. Three years ago heralded the arrival of their wine club, Club Limerick, which has been growing quickly and steadily. Members enjoy receiving current releases, library offerings and pre-releases of smaller production wines such as the Old Vine Zinfandel and the proprietary blend 1023. Members have also enjoyed coming to pick-up parties where delicious foods are paired with the current club selections. The staff at Limerick Lane looks forward to watching the club grow and making new friends with whom to share their wonderful wines. That same year Peter Leary joined Limerick Lane, working weekends while studying for his Culinary Arts Certificate at Santa Rosa Junior College. When he finished his course work he took over management of the wine club and tasting room. He is also the Winery Chef, cooking for wine club parties and special events. Performing multiple roles is not uncommon at a winery the size of Limerick Lane. This small, boutique, top quality winery continues to receive more awards, good reviews and high scores. Food and Wine Magazine’s Wine Guide for 2008 gave Limerick Lane 2005 Collins Vineyard Zinfandel four-out-of-four stars and ranked it in the Top Five Best of the Best of California Zinfandels. Today, wines with the Limerick Lane label include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, 1023 (a blend of Syrah and Zinfandel) and Cabernet blend. As Michael Collins, the passionate visionary behind Limerick Lane Cellars would say, “Grapevines produce the finest fruit when grown in challenging conditions. The same could be said for some wineries, Limerick Lane Cellars in particular.” And this has been proved over and over again since the whole adventure began.

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Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WINE CLUB DETAILS Members of Club Limerick receive three shipments each year, with four bottles of the featured selections at the club’s preferred price in each shipment. • The total cost of the three shipments will be approximately $300 plus shipping and applicable taxes. • Shipments may include a selection of Limerick Lane’s Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Teco Zinfandel, 1023, Old Vine Zinfandel and special library offerings. • On all subsequent purchases, members will enjoy a 20% savings with the club’s preferred price. • Members will also be invited to the winery’s exclusive “Pick-Up Parties” (by the wine bottle shaped pool, weather permitting). Members can pick up their wine and enjoy delicious food and wine pairings prepared by the Winery Chef. • Membership in the club includes reduced ticket prices for special events throughout the year.

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Over 250 Quality Wines Under $25 at Wine Garage
Hidden next to a dilapidated ’40s-era former filling station on Highway 29 in Calistoga lies the Wine Garage. A unique wine shop in Napa Valley that retails all wine in the store under $25. Sound crazy? Its true. And the proprietors Todd and Joy Miller, have hit on a niche in the Valley that had been very missed by the locals there. “There are a lot of winemakers here that can’t afford to drink the wine they make” says Miller. “That’s crazy, yes, but who can afford to drink a $65 bottle with dinner every night?” Many people miss The Wine Garage on the first try upvalley, but the search is well worth it. Miller stocks wine from all of California’s wine growing regions including fifty Napa selections and 40 from Sonoma County. When he first sought out buying the initial inventory, “I enlisted a local farmer buddy and his 15-foot box van and off we went all over California hunting down the deals. I tried to seek out the small producers who didn’t have distributes so I could pass the savings on to my customers.” And Miller did just that. His store is stocked with high-quality juice all under $25 and all are unique. Most labels in the shop are unrecognizable – but all pass the same test; everything passes over Miller’s lips before he makes a buy. “If I don’t love it, I don’t buy it, period. Sometimes I will taste over a hundred wines in one day, load up the truck and haul it up to Calistoga, unload at the store, and maybe I will crawl in bed by 3 a.m. Needless to say my buddy bowed out of the deal after their 2nd trip. I initially recruited him on a ‘hey lets go wine tasting in Santa Barbara’ until he realized how much work it entailed. Poor guy, he had to be at the farm at 5 in the morning.” It is all worth it. Millers’ customers love him. He has a unique ability to hear a verbal description of a customers favorite wine and translate that into a recommendation for sometimes a third of the cost. “I have people all over the country that use me as their local wine shop. I ship right to their door – and the cost of the shipping is a drop in the bucket compared to what they save on the cost of the wine. Miller gets deals on Napa wine too. “I have winemakers from small wineries stop in every week saying ‘I have something that will fit into the store,’ if they only have 15 or 25 cases of an end-of-vintage wine – I am the perfect outlet for them.” So head up to the Wine Garage and check out the best deals in the Valley at 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga, CA 94515. For more information, call (707) 942-5332. You can also check out the website at winegarage.net.

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NAPA VALLEY
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Fumé Bistro & Bar Happy Hour Spirit & snack specials, wine & beer, 4-6pm Napa, 707-257-1999, www.fumebistro.com ONGOING di Rosa Preserve Art & Nature 707-226-5991, Napa, www.dirosapreserve.org • Ongoing through June 13: (un)Natural • June 27: Opening Reception, Mike Henderson • June 27-Sept 19: Mike Henderson: New Work ONGOING Friday Night Pulse Tastings 5-7pm, free, Acme Fine Wines, St. Helena • May 22: Keplinger (Helen & DJ) and EMH Black Cat (Merrill Lindquist) • May 29: Greg Bjornstad of Bjornstad Cellars 888-963-0440, www.acmefinewines.com

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Reserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling Vineyards Taste limited release wines at the winery. Private tasting in the Reserve Room after tour. 11am, Calistoga, $45pp 800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.com ONGOING VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour Bourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appt, $15 mid-week special, mention this listing 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.com

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Tours & Tastings at Andretti Andretti Winery, Napa • Individual Tastings, $12 • Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting • Food & Wine Pairing • Vineyard Tour • Blending Class • Wine Sensory Seminar 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com ONGOING Wine Tasting Options 10:30am-4pm, Bell Wine Cellars, Yountville • Current Release Tasting, $15 • Reserve Tasting with cheese pairing, $25 • Clonal Tasting with cheese pairing, $75 • Blending Seminar, $75, 4-10 people • Clone 6 Library Tasting, $250 • Sonnette Library Tasting, $75 • Large Group Tastings, $20, 11+ people • Grape to Glass Tour, $45, weekends, spring-fall 707-944-1673, www.bellwine.com

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(EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND) Wine Component Tasting Seminar 10:30am-12:30pm, 707-963-7777 www.merryvale.com, $20, free/club members Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena

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Wine & Food Pairing Seminar 10:30am-12:30pm, 707-963-7777 www.merryvale.com, $20, free/club members Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena ONGOING THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS Wine & Food Pairings 11am: Wine & Cheese Pairing 1pm: Wine & Tapas Pairing Peju Province Winery, Rutherford www.peju.com, 800-446-7358 ONGOING Private Tours 707-944-1986, RSVP, www.goosecross.com $25, Goosecross Cellars, Yountville ONGOING Epicurean Explorations RSVP, 707-944-1986, minimum 6 people $95/3-course lunch, $135/5-course lunch www.goosecross.com Goosecross Cellars, Yountville ONGOING WEEKENDS Reserve Room at Markham Vineyards Enjoy reserve and library wines by candlelight in an historic stone cellar. $15pp, 11am-4pm www.markhamvineyards.com, 707-963-5292 ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train Napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • May 29: Murder Mystery Dinner • May 29: Vintners Lunch, Francis Ford Coppola ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1000 Main St. Ste 150, Napa • May 21: Voena, Voices of Dreams • May 30: Jason Petty, A Tribute to Marty Robbins • May 31: Pacific Chamber Symphony • June 6-7: Wildcat • June 12: Battle of the Bands • June 15-20: King Arthur’s Quest • June 18: The Wallflowers • June 21: Pocket Opera, The Barber of Seville • June 26: Pocket Opera, Carmen • June 27: Hoedown! 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater May 23: Count Basie Orchestra June 9: Brandi Carlile Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines 5-9pm, Napa • June 8: Dinner & A Tasting • June 22: Back Room Tasting Group www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378

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Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines ZD Wines, Rutherford • Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm • Premier Tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm • Private Group Tasting, $20, by appt • Cellar Tour & Tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-F by appt • Vineyard View Tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-F by appt • Abacus Tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt • Wine Train, $180, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com

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Buon Amici Members & Guests 10am-4:30pm, Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena • Members Only New Release Tastings • Barrel Tastings by appointment • Vertical Tastings by appointment • Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointment 707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com

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Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting $25 Reserve Wine Seminar Reservations required, 707-253-2802 x18 Monticello Vineyards, Corley Family Napa Valley Napa, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre 707-967-2320, www.ciachef.edu St. Helena, wsgr@culinary.edu, $12.50pp Culinary Institute of America at Greystone ONGOING Tour & Taste In Hall Wines’ Ghost Winery Four barrel samples & four current releases, $20 St. Helena, 707-967-2620, www.hallwines.com ONGOING Cabernet Flight Tasting at A Dozen Vintners Taste & compare award-winning Cabernets, $5pp St. Helena, 707-967-0666, www.adozenvintners.com ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery Call or check website for particulars. • The To Kalon Tour & Tasting • A Guided Tasting • Pleasure in the Glass • The Taste of Wine • The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & Lunch • Celebrating California Wine & Food • The Essence Tour & Tasting • Artisan Cheese & Wine – A Perfect Match 888-RMONDAVI x2000, www.robertmondavi.com

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Tasting at Grgich Hills 9:30am-4:30pm, tours at 11am & 2pm $10, Wine Library Tasting/$30 Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm Grgich Hills Estate, Rutherford 707-963-2784, www.grgich.com

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Tastings at the Popcorn Bar 10am-5pm, Flora Springs Winery, St. Helena • It’s all About You Tasting, $15 • Everybody’s Talking Tasting, $25 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com

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Tastings & Tours at Artesa Artesa Winery, Napa • Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40 • Daily Guided Tours • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40 877-224-8309 RSVP, www.artesawinery.com

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Temptastings in the Temptation Cave 11am & 2pm, $25, $15/member Flora Springs Winery, St. Helena www.florasprings.com, 707-967-8032 RSVP

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Tastings at Silverado Vineyards Silverado Vineyards, Napa, 707-259-6611 • Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, $75 • Library Tasting, $75 • Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$10, Premier/$20 • Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15 • Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com

ONGOING Tours & Tasting 10am-5pm, Black Stallion Winery Napa • Regular tasting, $10 • Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com Educational Tours & Wine Tasting Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga • Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50 • Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20 • Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP tours 707-967-6272 RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com

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Appellation Tastings 10:45am & 4pm by appt, 707-963-6067 www.elizabethspencerwines.com, $40 Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room, Rutherford

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Vineyard Tours at Castello di Amorosa, St. Helena May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20; $68 Includes private reserve wine & chocolate tasting 707-967-6272, www.castellodiamorosa.com THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Bacchus That Rascal Multi-media presentation – History of Wine Clos Pegase, Calistoga, free, 2pm www.clospegase.com, 707-942-4981

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Ansel Adams – John Muir Trail Exhibit Mumm Winery, 10am-5pm daily, Rutherford 800-MUM-NAPA, www.mummnapa.com

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Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond 11am (by appt), Raymond Vineyards, St. Helena $15, Group tours available by appointment. 800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.com

« ONGOING THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS
Library & Barrel Sample Tastings Sequoia Grove Winery 8338 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena • 11am: Library & Barrel Sample Tasting in the underground cellar, $20 • 12:30: Food and Wine Pairing Tasting to include Barrel Sample, $40 • 3pm: Library & Barrel Sample Tasting in the underground cellar, $20 707-944-2945, www.sequoiagrove.com

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Wine Tasting Experiences By appt, Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena • 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, $15 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com

« LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
Winemaker Dinners at Fumé Bistro Local favorite wineries are spotlighted in a four-course dinner. $60pp, call for reservations 707-257-1999, Napa, www.fumebistro.com

« EVERY SATURDAY
ZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminar Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar 800-487-7757 x107, 11am, $40 Rutherford, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com

« ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 30
Jocelyn Audette Exhibition 10am-5pm, Folio Winemakers’ Studio, Napa 707-256-2757, www.foliowines.com

« ONGOING
Progressive Tasting at Sterling Vineyards 800-726-6136, Calistoga www.sterlingvineyards.com

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Sensory Component Tasting at ZD Wines 11am by appointment only, $20pp Rutherford, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY Wine & Artisanal Cheese Pairings at Havens Wine Cellars 10am-4:30pm, Napa 707-261-2000, www.havenswine.com

« JUNE 13
Seasonal Barrel Tasting & Pick Up Party Barrel samples, finger foods & live music! 1-4pm $25, free/members, Merryvale Vineyards St. Helena, 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com

ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center Rohnert Park, 707-588-3400 www.spreckelsonline.com ONGOING Live Entertainment at River Rock Casino 707-857-2777, Geyserville, www.riverrockcasino.com

ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines. Call for reservations & bring a lunch! 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.com

« JUNE 20
Food & Wine Pairing Domaine Carneros, Napa, 11-12:30pm $50, $40/members, 800-716-2788x135, RSVP www.domainecarneros.com

« ONGOING WEEKENDS
Wine & Chocolate Pairings 10:30am-4:30pm, Fritz Winery, Cloverdale $5 tasting fee covers the pairing! www.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389 EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market Santa Rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot 707-522-8629, 8:30am-noon EVERY FRIDAY MORNING Sonoma Valley Farmers’ Market Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS Hanna Winery Reserve Tasting Gallery Taste limited-production reserve Bismark Mountain wines paired with local artisanal cheese selections from The Cheese Shop in Healdsburg, Alexander Valley, $10pp 707-431-4310, www.hannawinery.com

« ONGOING SUNDAYS
Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000 www.fairmont.com.sonoma ONGOING The Center for Performing Arts 707-664-2353, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park www.sonoma.eduperformingarts/perf/ Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park • June 10-14: International Brass Quintet Summer Seminar ONGOING Sunday Brunches by the Sea Timber Cove Inn, Timber Cove, 10am-2pm 707-847-3231, 800-987-8319 www.timbercoveinn.com ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 14 Ansel Adams Masterworks 707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa ONGOING Winemaker Tasting 6-8pm, $10, Wine Spectrum, Santa Rosa www.winespectrum.com, 707-525-8466 ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. Complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134 ONGOING Escape to Wine Country Concert Series Bocce ball, wine, picnic & horse-drawn wagon tours! 1-4pm, Landmark Vineyards, Kenwood • May 30: French Cabaret Artist, Michel Saga • June 6: Jazz Keyboardist, John Simon • June 13: Blues Performer, Mark McDonald • June 20: Folk Artist, Adam Traum • June 27: Guitarist, Randy Vincent • July 4: Folk Artist, Adam Traum • July 11: French Cabaret Artist, Michel Saga • July 18: Jazz Keyboardist, Steve Rubardt • July 25: Blues Performer, Mark McDonald 707-833-0053, www.landmarkwine.com

« EVERY SATURDAY
Chocolate & Red Wine Saturdays at Bennett Lane Winery Calistoga, 10am-5pm www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684 ONGOING Friday Night Winemaker Events JV Wine & Spirits, Napa, 5-7pm, $2 877-469-9463, www.jvwine.com, ONGOING SUNDAYS Sunday Suppers at Brix 3-course family-style menu, $28, 707-944-2749 www.brix.com, Brix Restaurant, Yountville ONGOING SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town Napa 10am, $20, 707-251-8500, Napa ONGOING Wine Social Every Evening No corkage & complimentary glasses of wine. Brix Restaurant, Yountville 707-944-2749, www.brix.com ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 31 Classic Rock Photography Exhibit 707-963-5292, www.markhamvineyards.com Markham Vineyards, St. Helena ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 10 Gina Werfel’s Paintings Exhibit 10am-5pm, Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville www.robertmondaviwinery.com, 707-968-2203

« JUNE 21
Father’s Day Invitational Auto Show 11am-4pm, V Marketplace, Yountville www.vmarketplace.com, 707-944-2451 JULY 3 Red White & Blue Barbeque 6-9pm, $80, Beringer Vineyards, St Helena www.beringer.com, 866-708-9463 RSVP

« JULY 4
4th of July Celebration BBQ, live music & fireworks display! 7-10pm Louis M Martini Winery, St. Helena, 800-321-WINE www.louismartini.com, $95, $80/members

« JULY 11
Club Vivant Lobster Dinner & A Movie Member Exclusive Event, 7-11pm, $120 Mumm Napa, Rutherford www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-7700 RSVP

« JULY 17-25
4th Annual Napa Valley Festival de Sole Various events & locations in the Napa Valley 888-337-6272, wwwfdsnapa.org JULY 18 27th Annual Home Winemakers Classic 5-7:30pm, St. Supéry Winery, Rutherford $45/adv, $50, www.drycreek.org, 707-944-8626

SONOMA COUNTY
« ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
Wine & Food Sampling at Hop Kiln 10am-5pm, 707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.com Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine & sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, Russian River Valley. ONGOING THROUGH MAY May at Quarryhill Botanical Garden Workshops, tours & Spring Celebration fundrasier Various times & costs, Glen Ellen 707-996-3166, www.quarryhillbg.org EVERY FIRST THURSDAY THROUGH OCTOBER Downtown Sebastopol Art Walk 6-8pm, 707-874-9462, Downtown Sebastopol

« ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 17
Celebrity Photo Exhibit ‘Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Other Perversities’ by George Rose 10am-5pm, Mumm Napa, Rutherford www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-7700 THURSDAYS THROUGH – JULY 30 Napa Chefs’ Market 5-9pm, First Street, Downtown Napa www.napadowntown.com, 707-257-0322 MAY 20-21 Baggage Lucky Penny Productions 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com/baggage www.luckypennynapa.com, $20 Napa Valley Wine Train Depot, Napa

« ONGOING
Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com

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MAY 30 5th Annual Ultimate Blind Date Wine Tasting Taste over 60 wines & feast on culinary delights! 2-5pm, $60, Flora Springs Winery, St. Helena www.appellationsthelena.com, 707-963-6045 Jazz Event 5-7pm, Domaine Carneros, Napa $30 Chateau Society, $35/guests www.domainecarneros.com, 800-716-2788

« ONGOING
Cooking in the Vineyard – Classes & Seminars Rodney Strong Vineyards, Healdsburg 707-544-3059, www.rodneystrong.com

« ONGOING
Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 29 Scent of Spring by Diana Sodelind 11am-5pm, 707-865-0243 Quercia Gallery, Duncans Mills ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600 • May 22-23: Viva Cuba • May 27: An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin • June 6: Pride Comedy Night • June 27: King Arthur’s Quest

« JUNE 5

« ONGOING
Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm 707-571-7500, www.kj.com, Fulton, $25pp ONGOING (THURSDAY-SATURDAY) Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour 10:30am, 800-447-3060, $25 www.michelschlumberger.com, Healdsburg ONGOING (MONDAY-SATURDAY) Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola 11:30am, $10pp, box lunch provided for $20 Geyserville, www.ryew.com, 707-431-4811

« JUNE 6
Wine Club Pickup Party 12-4pm, Domaine Carneros, Napa www.domainecarneros.com, 800-716-2788 JUNE 13 2nd Annual Artisan Cheese Festival 10am-4pm, Beringer Vineyards, St Helena $20/general, wine club members/free www.beringer.com, 707-963-8989x2222

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« EVERY FRIDAY
Complimentary Wine Tasting at Flamingo Hotel 5:30-7pm in the Terrace Grille featuring Sonoma County wines 707-545-8530, 800-848-8300 Santa Rosa, www.flamingoresort.com MAY 21-23 Healdsburg Future Farmers Country Fair & Twilight Parade 6pm, 707-433-1112, Recreation Park, Healdsburg MAY 30 Big Alma Spreckels 2009 Sonoma Valley Muse, 5:30-9pm, $150 Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma 707-938-4626x1, www.sonomacommunitycenter.org MAY 30 Mugnaini Wood-Fired Oven Cooking Class Lambert Bridge Winery, Healdsburg, 11am-2pm www.lambertbridge.com, 800-975-0555x13 JUNE 6-7, 13-14 Art at the Source – Open Studio Tour Sebastopol, Forestville, Occidental, Bodega Bay Guerneville, Graton & West Santa Rosa www.artatthesource.org JUNE 11 Garden Tour with Seasonal Lunch McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma, 10am-12pm, $85 707-778-2307, www.mcevoyranch.com

« MAY 22
Finally Friday & Cask Club Shipment Wilson Winery, Healdsburg 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.com MAY 22 – OCTOBER 23 Estate Friday Nights Courtyard Music Series Michel-Schlumberger, Healdsburg, 5:30-8pm, $10 • May 22: Doug Lipton & Dan Imhof 707-433-7427, www.michelschlumberger.com

« ONGOING
19th Annual Summer Concert Series Rodney Strong Vineyards, Healdsburg • June 27: Peter White & Mindi Abair • July 11: The Rippingtons & Craig Chaquico • Aug 8: Guitars & Saxes featuring Euge Groove, Jeff Golub, Jeff Lorber & Jessy J 866-779-4637, www.rodneystrong.com www.omegaevents.com/rodneystrong ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean • 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 Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50 707-833-4134x5258, by appointment www.chateaustjean.com

« MAY 30
4th Annual Carneros Heritage Fest The Donum Estate, Sonoma, 12-4pm, $75 www.carneros.com 707-253-2678 MAY 30 Day on the Petaluma River Foundry Wharf Lay & Dock, Petaluma 9am-3pm, 707-293-3685, www.PSC3.org MAY 30 Annual Spring Celebration Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen 10am-3pm, $40, $35/members 707-996-3166, www.quarryhillbg.org MAY 30-31 Alice in Wonderland Healdsburg Ballet, Raven Theater, Healdsburg 707-431-7617, www.healdsburgballet.com MAY 30-31 Reel Music Sonoma Valley Chorale Veteran’s Memorial Building, Sonoma 707-935-1576, www.sonomavalleychorale.org MAY 30-31 Wine Country Classic Historic Car Races Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, 8am-5pm www.infineonraceway.com, 800-870-RACE MAY 31 From the Farm to the Table Sonoma Valley Women’s Club, Sonoma $20, 707-935-7960, sheana@vom.com MAY 31 Timber Crest Farms Neighborhood Celebration 11am-4pm, 707-433-0422, $50, Healdsburg Timber Crest Farms, Healdsburg Wine, food, music & fun!, www.timbercrest.com JUNE 3 Winemaker Dinner Series at Santé Featuring Landmark Vineyards 6:30pm, 707-938-9000, RSVP www.fairmont.com.sonoma Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma

« JUNE 12-4
Blending Wine Country Weekend Ferrari-Carano Winery, Healdsburg 707-433-6700, www.fcwinery.com

« MAY 23
Children of Vineyard Workers’ Scholarship Fundraiser Wilson Winery, Healdsburg, 12-4pm, $30 www.wilsonwinery.com, 707-433-4355 MAY 23 Pinot & Paella Tasting Arista Winery, Healdsburg, 11am-3pm, $50 707-473-0606, www.aristawinery.com

« JUNE 12, 26
Music at Mazzocco Mazzocco Winery, Healdsburg 707-431-8159, www.mazzocco.com

« JUNE 13
Bring a Friend – Club Weekend Ledson Winery, Kenwood, 11am-4pm, $35 707-833-2330 RSVP, www.ledsonwinery.com

« MAY 23
Wine and Cheese Pairing Class at Charles Creek Vineyard Pair 7 Northern California artisan cheeses with 7 select Charles Creek wines, $50, Sonoma 707-935-3848, www.charlescreek.com

« JUNE 13
Wine Club Vineyard Picnic Wilson Winery, Healdsburg 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.com JUNE 18 Winemaker Dinner: Peterson Winery 707-847-3231, 800-987-8319 www.timbercoveinn.com Timber Cove Inn, Timber Cove

« ONGOING
Tours, Tastings & Seminars St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa • Winery Tour & Tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 • Vineyards Tour & Tasting, 1 hour, $20 • Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 • Winery Tour & Tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 Ten person minimum Call for more information & reservations. www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WINE(9463)x255

« MAY 23
Charles Creek Vineyard: Wine & Cheese Pairing 4-6pm, Sonoma Mountain, Glen Ellen 707-996-6622, www.charlescreekcommunity.com MAY 23 Orchard Tour McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma, 10am-12pm, $30 www.mcevoyranch.com 707-778-2307 MAY 23 2nd Annual Petanque Party Michel-Schlumberger, Healdsburg, 2-5pm, $40 www.michelschlumberger.com, 707-433-7427 MAY 23-24 Memorial Day Weekend Open House Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood, 10am-5pm, $10 www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134 SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 31 Petaluma Farmers’ Market Walnut Park, Petaluma, 2-5pm www.petalumafarmersmarket.com, 707-762-0344 MAY 24 Memorial Day Weekend Antique Fair Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg 9am-5pm, 707-578-7772 MAY 25 Summit ET Bracket Drag Races Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, 8am-6pm, www.infineonraceway.com, 800-870-RACE MAY 28 Wine Tasting & Lecture 6-8pm, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa 707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org

« JUNE 19
Dinner with the Winemaker Series: Featuring Lynmar 800-541-7788, www.innatthetides.com The Bay View Restaurant JUNE 19 Fete de la Musique – World Music Day Event Michel-Schlumberger, Healdsburg, 4-9pm, free www.michelschlumberger.com, 707-433-7427 JUNE 19-21 Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Infineon Raceway, Sonoma 800-870-RACE, www.infineonraceway.com

« ONGOING
Guided Winery Tours 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com

« ONGOING THROUGH MAY
Wine & Food Pairing St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa, 11am-4pm, $30 www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WINE(9463) ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31 Tuesday Night Farmers’ Market 5:30-8:30pm, 707-538-7023, Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 20 Spring Exhibit Sebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol, 707-829-7200 Watercolor & mixed media paintings by Susan St. Thomas; Custom wood turnings by Jerry Kermode

« JUNE 20
Members Only Winemaker Dinner Sausal Winery, Healdsburg 800-500-2285, www.sausalwinery.com JUNE 20 2nd Annual Lobster Boil Quivira Vineyards, Healdsburg, 12am-4pm $95/members, $125/non-members 707-431-8354x218 RSVP www.quivirawine.com, 800-292-8339 JUNE 20 Father’s Day Weekend Hike McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma, 10am-12pm, $50 www.mcevoyranch.com, 707-778-2307

« JUNE 4, 18
Wine Tasting FUNdamentals Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25 707-996-7356, www.gloriaferrer.com JUNE 5 First Friday Various locations on Fourth Street, Santa Rosa Food, art & music! 4-8pm www.firstfridaysonfourth.com JUNE 5 First Friday: Accordionist Amber Lee Baker Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, 5-7pm 707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org

« MAY 21
Winemaker Dinner featuring Paradise Ridge Winery Timber Cove Inn, Jenner, 6pm, 707-528-9463 www.prwinery.com, www.timbercoveinn.com

« MAY 21
Wine Tasting FUNdamentals Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25 707-996-7356, www.gloriaferrer.com MAY 21-24 5th Annual Sonoma Jazz+ Festival Field of Dreams, Sonoma • May 21: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • May 22: Joe Cocker & Keb’ Mo’ • May 23-24: Wine & Song, various locations around Sonoma Plaza • May 23: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band with Shelby Lynne • May 24: Ziggy Marley & Chris Isaak 866-527-TIXX, www.sonomajazz.org

« JUNE 27
Fandango! Wine Club Exclusive Event, $110/guests, $55/members St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa, 5-8pm 888-675-WINEx254, www.stfranciswinery.com JULY 3 First Friday Various locations on Fourth Street, Santa Rosa Food, art & music! 4-8pm www.firstfridaysonfourth.com

« MAY 29
Music at Mazzocco Mazzocco Winery, Healdsburg 707-431-8159, www.mazzocco.com MAY 29 Next Gen Carneros Winemakers All-Lamb Dinner 6:30pm, $135, The Lodge at Sonoma, Sonoma 707-253-2678, www.carnerosheritagefest.com MAY 29 – JUNE 7 11th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival 10 days of jazz in various locations! 707-433-4644, www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org

« JUNE 5, 19
Finally Friday Wilson Winery, Healdsburg 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.com JUNE 6-7 Summit ET Bracket Drag Races 8am-6pm, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma www.infineonraceway.com, 800-870-RACE

« JULY 3
Finally Friday & All American Zin Day Wilson Winery, Healdsburg 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.com

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JULY 9 Garden Tour with Seasonal Lunch McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma, 10am-12pm, $85 707-778-2307, www.mcevoyranch.com JULY 17 Winemaker Dinner: Henriot Champagne Cellars 707-847-3231, 800-987-8319 www.timbercoveinn.com Timber Cove Inn, Timber Cove JULY 31 – AUGUST 2 NHRA Division 7 Drag Races 800-870-RACE, www.infineonraceway.com Infineon Raceway, Sonoma ONGOING Skunk Train Fort Bragg, 866 457-5865, www.skunktrain.com ONGOING THROUGH MAY 24 Tuesdays with Morrie Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino 707-937-4477, www.MendocinoTheatre.org ONGOING THROUGH MAY 31 Mendocino Film Festival Mendocino & Ukiah 707-937-0171, www.mendocinofilmfestival.org MAY 22-24 Fort Bragg Quilt Show Town Hall & Recreation Center, Fort Bragg 707-961-1746, $12/3 days MAY 23 Happy Valley Strawberry Festival Happy Valley Elementary School, Anderson 9am-5pm, 530-357-5449 MAY 23 First Annual Art Faire 9am-4pm, free, Alex R Thomas Plaza, Ukiah 707-463-0610

« JULY 10, 24
Music at Mazzocco Mazzocco Winery, Healdsburg 707-431-8159, www.mazzocco.com JULY 11 Bastille Day Luncheon Michel-Schlumberger, Healdsburg, 11:30am-2pm 707-433-7427, www.michelschlumberger.com JULY 11 Eco-Tour Hike with Jeff Kunde Kunde Estate Winery, Kenwood, 9am, $60 www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501x334 RSVP JULY 15 Winemaker Dinner Series at Santé Featuring Hanzell Winery 6:30pm, 707-939-2467, www.fairmont.com, RSVP Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma

LAKE/MENDOCINO
EVERY SECOND SUNDAY Buford & Brown Yappy Hour Wine tasting with your dog! 1-3pm The Vintage Marketplace, Hopland, 707-744-878 ONGOING Classic Concerts by the Lake Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa, Kelseyville • May 22: Gin Blossoms & Tonic • May 23: REO Speedwagon, 38 Special & Styx • June 5: Queensryche • July 11: Heart • July 23: George Thorogood & The Destroyers & Jonny Lang • July 25: Tim McGraw • July 26: Kelly Clarkson • July 31: Smokey Robinson www.konoctiharbor.com, 800-660-LAKE

« JULY 17, 31
Finally Friday Wilson Winery, Healdsburg 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.com JULY 18-19 Summit ET Bracket Drag Races 8am-6pm, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma www.infineonraceway.com, 800-870-RACE JULY 24-26 FRAM Autolite NHTA Nationals 800-870-RACE, www.infineonraceway.com Infineon Raceway, Sonoma

« JULY 25
Mangia Bene! Italian Winery Dinner 6:30pm, 888-675-WINEx255 www.stfranciswinery.com, $130, $104/members St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa

« JULY 16, 30
Wine Tasting FUNdamentals Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25 707-996-7356, www.gloriaferrer.com

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MAY 23 Taste of Chocolate, Wine & Ale Kelley House Museum, Mendocino 1-5pm, $20, 707-937-4041 MAY 23-24 Memorial Day Parade & Celebration Main Street, Lakeport 707-263-5092, www.lakeportchamber.com MAY 24 Memorial Day Parade & Barbecue Russell Rustici Park, Lower Lake 11am-4pm, 707-995-2515 MAY 23 Cloverdale Heritage Day 11am-5pm, Downtown Cloverdale, free www.cloverdale.net, 707-894-4470 MAY 23-24 Open Studio Art Tour Various locations in Anderson Valley, 11am-5pm Free, 707-895-2103, roughmagic@wildblue.net MAY 24 Symphony of the Redwoods – Opus Concert #2 Preston Hall, Mendocino, $15 symphony@mcn.org MAY 29 Concerts with Conversations: Alex DeGrassi, Steel Street Guitar Tallman Hotel, Upper Lake 6-7:15pm reception, 7:30-9pm concert 707-275-2244, www.tallmanhotel.com MAY 29-31 Mendocino Film Festival Various locations in Mendocino 707-937-0171, www.gomendo.com MAY 30 Mystery Dinner Theater Tallman Hotel, Upper Lake, $80 707-275-2244, www.tallmanhotel.com MAY 30 Goldeneye Filmmaker Reception 5-6:15pm, $35, Little River Inn, Little River 888-466-5683 MAY 30 Car Roundup Library Park, Lakeport, 6-10am 707-262-1508, www.nonamecars.com MAY 30 Wood & Glory Classic Boat & Woodie Car Show Library Park, Lakeport, 11am-2pm, free www.lakeportchamber.com, 866-525-3767 MAY 31 Laytonville Rodeo Gymkhana 8:30am-3pm, laytonvillerodeo@willitsonline.com Laytonville Rodeo Grounds, Laytonville JUNE 26-28 14th Annual Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival Black Oak Farm, Laytonville, 415-256-8499 866-558-4253, www.culumluspresents.com MAY 23 15th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival 10am-5pm, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito 415-339-3900, www.badm.org MAY 24, 31, JUNE 7, 13-14, 21 Mountain Play: Man of La Mancha Mt. Tamalpais Amphitheatre, Mill Valley 415-383-1100, www.MountainPlay.org JUNE 18-21 Ultimate Father’s Day Weekend Running Experience Cavallo Point, Sausalito 415-339-4777, www.cavallopoint.com 0NGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER Winemaker Wednesdays Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association 5pm, 831-685-VINE (8463), www.scmwa.com Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm Bargetto Winery, Soquel 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row Family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts 4-8pm, Monterey, 831-649-6690 ONGOING TUESDAYS Farmers’ Market at the Barnyard Organic fruit, vegetables & flowers Carmel, 11am-3pm, 831-624-8886 ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Monterey Museum of Art Evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres 5-7pm, 831-372-5477, Monterey MAY 30-31 Pro-Am Beach Soccer Championship Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz 831-423-5590, www.beachboardwalk.com JUNE 4 Girls Night Out Wine, appetizers & fun vendors! Fortino Winery, Gilroy, 7-9:30pm 408-842-3305, www.fortinowinery.com JUNE 6-7 World Ocean Day Celebration Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey 831-648-4800, www.montereybayaquarium.org JUNE 12 Wine & Cigar Dinner Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley, 6:30pm, $125 www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600 JUNE 13 Carmel Valley Art & Wine Celebration Various locations in Carmel Valley Village Art, live music, wine tasting, etc. 11am-5pm 831-659-4000, www.carmelvalleychamber.com JUNE 13 Fireworks Spectacular Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz 831-423-5590, www.beachboardwalk.com

SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING Wednesday Sunset Sessions 5-8pm, Americano Restaurant at Hotel Vitale 415-278-3777, www.americanorestaurant.com ONGOING THROUGH MAY 31 Five Themes Exhibit San Francisco Museum of Modern Art www.sfmoma.org, San Francisco MAY 23-24 Carnival Festival & Grand Parade Mission District, San Francisco 415-920-0122, www.carnavalsf.com MAY 30-31 American Sailing League Championship Series Pier 39, San Francisco 415-705-5500, www.pier39.com JUNE 9 Clos Pegase Napa Valley Wine Dinner Jan Shrem, Founder/Proprietor 415-955-5574,$160, Campton Place, San Francisco Clos Pegase Winery, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.com JUNE 13-14 North Beach Festival 10am-6pm, free Washington Square Park, San Francisco www.sfnorthbeach.org, 415-989-2220 JUNE 21 The Golden Glass Event Slow Food U.S.A. 2-6pm, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco www.thegoldenglass.com JUNE 23 Growers Dinners: Bohemian Creamery Cheese Dinner Jack Falstaff, San Francisco, 6pm 415-836-9239, $85, www.jackfalstaff.com JULY 14 Peter Michael Sonoma Wine Dinner & Tasting Peter Michael Winery, $250 Campton Place, San Francisco 415-955-5574, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.com

« EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH
Open for Tasting Martin Ranch Winery, Gilroy, 12-4pm $10/refundable w/purchase, free/club members www.martinranchwinery.com, 408-842-9197

MONTEREY BAY AREA
ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel 831-620-2048, Carmel • May 31-June 1: Monterey Symphony, Concert 7 • June 5-6: Smuin Ballet, Spring Program ONGOING Live at Golden State Theatre Monterey • May 29: Donovan • June 17: The Smothers Brothers • Sept 12: Paula Poundstone 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com ONGOING Live Music at KRML Radio The Eastwood Building, Carmel www.krmlradio.com, 831-624-6432

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael • May 25: Memorial Day Services • May 30-31: 33rd Annual Marin Home Show & Benefit Jazz Fest • May 31: RoCo Dance Onstage 415-499-6800, www.marincenter.org ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 14 Not a Genuine Black Man Off Market Theatres – Studio250 stage San Francisco, $30, www.brownpapertickets.com 800-838-3006, www.briancopeland.com

FRIDAYS JUNE 19 – SEPTEMBER 4 Bands on the Beach Martin Ranch Winery Pourings Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz • June 6 & 7 - The Seacliff Inn in Aptos, 11am-5pm 831-423-5590, www.beachboardwalk.com • June 13 & 14 - at Martin Ranch Winery, 11am-5pm • June 20 & 21 - at Martin Ranch Winery, Noon-4pm JUNE 20 408-842-9197, www.martinranchwinery Afternoon Cocktail Hour Martin Ranch Winery, Gilroy Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 3-5pm, $65 888-648-9463, www.bernardus.com ONGOING World of Wine 2009 JUNE 21 Chateau Julien Wine Estate, Carmel Valley Hats Off to Dad • June 3: Wine & Food Pairing Father’s Day on the train! • July 1: Spain Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton 831-624-2600, www.chateaujulien.com 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com MAY 21, 28 JUNE 20-21 Time for Wine Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships 5-9pm, 800-ITS-WINE, www.clos.com Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Clos LaChance, San Martin 831-423-5590, www.beachboardwalk.com MAY 23 JUNE 26 Garden & Vineyard Tour Music in the Vineyard: Cocktail Monkeys Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 1-2:30pm, $25 6-10pm, Fortino Winery, Gilroy www.bernardus.com, 888-648-9463 www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 MAY 23 www.cocktailmonkeys.com Reading Series JUNE 27 7pm, Tor House, Carmel, 831-624-4526 Starlight Evening Train MAY 23-24 Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton Monterey Bay SpringFest Arts & Crafts Faire 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com Custom House Plaza, Monterey JUNE 27-28 9am-5pm, 831-622-0700, www.pacrep.org Great Train Robberies MAY 23-25 Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton 28th Annual Civil War Battles & Encampment 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton JULY 3, 10, 17 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com Twilight Evening Cookout & Nature Walk MAY 25 Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton Memorial Day Ceremony 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com 11am, Devendorf Park, Carmel

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831-624-9941, www.alpost512.org MAY 28 – JULY 18 Blue Room Circle Theatre, Carmel, www.pacrep.org MAY 29-31 Monterey Rock ‘n’ Rod Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey 831-372-8002, www.montereyrockrod.com MAY 30 Monterey Symphony Sherwood Hall, Salinas, 3 & 8pm 831-624-8511x0, www.montereysymphony.org

JULY 4 4th of July Celebration Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com JULY 4, 18 Starlight Evening Train Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com JULY 11 Moonlight Dinner Train Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com

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SOUTH BAY
ONGOING Concerts at Montalvo Arts Center Saratoga, 408-961-5858, www.montalvoarts.org ONGOING THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH La Honda Winery Open for Tasting $10/refundable with purchase of $60 or more free/club members, 11am-4pm www.lahondawinery.com, 650-366-4104 La Honda Winery, Redwood City ONGOING Summer Concert Series The Mountain Winery, Saratoga • May 22: BB King • June 10: Rodgrigo y Gabriela • June 11: India Arie • June 19-20: Heart • June 25: Three Girls & Their Buddy featuring Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin & Buddy Miller • June 30: The B-52’s • July 1: Ani DiFranco • July 3: Yes with special guest Asia • July 8: Duran Duran • July 10: Regeneration Tour with ABC, Wang Chung, Berlin, Cutting Crew & Heaven 17 • July 11: Toad the Wet Sprocket • July 14: Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters • July 15: Tears for Fears • July 16-17: Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald • July 18: Indigo Girls • July 21: Pat Benatar & Blondie with special guest The Donnas • July 22: George Thorogood & the Destroyers & Jonny Lang • July 23: The Moody Blues 408-741-2817, www.MountainWinery.com JULY 22 Educational Seminar: California Wine Regions – A liquid crash course Rosenblum Cellars, Alameda 6:30-8:30pm, $40, $35/members www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-995-4100

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
ONGOING Sierra Railroad 209-848-2100, Oakdale, www.sierrarailroad.com •May 22, 26: Murder Mystery Dinner •May 29: Friday Lunch Special MAY 22-25 Horned Toad Derby Olsen Park, Coalinga 800-854-3885, www.coalingachamber.com

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EVERY FRIDAY Wine Dinners at Café Garré Enjoy gourmet seasonal wine-paired cuisine with locally grown & produced ingredients. Garré Winery, Livermore, 6-9pm 925-371-8200, www.garrewinery.com

ONGOING WEEKENDS Wine Cave Tasting Experience Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20 www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2405 RSVP ONGOING Bankhead Theatre Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center • May 23-24: Ronn Guidi’s Secret Garden • May 28: Beethoven’s 5th 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org ONGOING La Luna Fridays Murrieta’s Well Winery, Livermore 6-9pm, $55, $45/members June 5: Hurricane Band July 17: Blue Bottle Band Aug 7: Tomas Michaud, Spanish Guitar www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395 ONGOING The Concerts at Wente Vineyards Wente Vineyards, Livermore • June 18: Heart • July 2: B-52s • July 16: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons • July 22: Blondie & Pat Benatar • July 23: Kathy Griffin • July 29: Steve Miller Band • Aug 3: Gretchen Wilson • Aug 13: Diana Krall • Aug 19: Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes • Aug 27: Chris Isaak • Aug 31: Sheryl Crow 925-456-2424, www.ticketmaster.com www.wentevineyards.com ONGOING FRIDAYS Fridays at Fenestra Fenestra Winery, Livermore, 12-5pm 925-447-5246, www.fenestrawinery.com ONGOING Thursday Night Music & Dinner The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, Livermore 6-9pm, $125/couple, 925-456-2400 www.wentevineyards.com ONGOING Wine Cave Tasting Experience 1 & 3pm, Wente Vineyards, Livermore $20, $15/wine club members 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com

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Restaurant Sunday Series: Trevese 2-4pm, Fleming Jenkins Winery, Los Gatos 408-358-4949, www.flemingjenkins.com

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Fleming Jenkins Wines The Palo Alto Wine Room, Palo Alto, 5-8pm 650-462-1968, mike@thepawineroom.com www.flemingjenkins.com MAY 30 2006 Cabernet Release Party Sycamore Creek Vineyards, Morgan Hill 408-779-4738, www.sycamorecreekvineyards.com

SAN MATEO COUNTY
EVERY SATURDAY Wine Tasting at Beltramo’s Menlo Park, 2:20-5:30pm 650-325-2806, www.beltramos.com

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Vintners' Festival Mid-Peninsula Wine Gala Three wineries, live acoustic guitar, appetizers, local arts & crafts. Special Vintners’ Festival Charter Wine Club memberships 11am-5pm, La Honda Winery, Redwood City $30 advance ($35 at door); $10 1-day tasting fee (applied to purchase of $60 or more) www.lahondawinery.com, 650-366-4104 JUNE 26 14th Annual Wine Walk Downtown San Mateo, 5:30-9pm, $25/adv, $30 650-342-5520, www.winewalk.org

ALAMEDA COUNTY
JUNE 17 Educational Seminar: Barreled Down – The importance of oak in winemaking Rosenblum Cellars, Alameda 6:30-8:30pm, $40, $35/members www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-995-4100

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EVERY SUNDAY Sunset Suppers The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, Livermore 4:30-5:30pm, 925-456-2450, www.wentevineyards.com MAY 21 Golf Clinic for Women The Course at Wente Vineyards, Livermore 6-7:15pm, 925-456-2475, www.wentevineyards.com MAY 23-25 Spring Open House Thomas Coyne Winery, Livermore, 12-5pm, 925-373-6541, www.thomascoynewinery.com MAY 24 Wildflower Trains Niles Canyon Railway, Sunol 925-862-9063, www.ncry.org MAY 29 Murder Mystery Dinner Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, 7-10pm, $94 925-862-2377 MAY 24 1st Annual Lobster Feed McGrail Vineyards & Winery, Livermore 4-8pm, $125, $100/members, 925-373-6214 MAY 23-25 Spring Fling & Annual Whites Sale 12-5pm, 925-447-5246, www.fenestrawinery.com MAY 23-24 Open House Madroña Vineyards, Camino, $7.50 530-644-5948, www.madronavineyards.com MAY 23-25 Memorial Day Celebration Food/wine pairings & wine specials! Jodar Vineyards, Camino, 530-644-3474 MAY 23-25 Rocks & Rhônes Pleasant Valley wineries: Holly’s Hill, Miraflores, Narrow Gate Vineyards & Sierra Vista www.eldoradowines.org MAY 23-25 30th Winery Anniversary Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play 800-245-9166, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com MAY 24 Live Music: Chicago Tribute Authority David Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 6-8:30pm 530-295-1833, www.davidgirardvineyards.com MAY 30 Live Music: Uncommon Ground Fenton Herriott Vineyards, Placerville, 5-8pm, free 530-642-2021, winemaker@fentonherriott.com JUNE 6-7 26th Annual Fair Play Wine Festival Fair Play Wineries 11am-5pm, www.fairplaywine.com JUNE 13 Celtic Rock Band: Tempest Concert & Dinner Under the Stars Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 6pm, $38.50 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com JUNE 19 Sierra Soundbites: Philharmonic Chamber Players 6pm, Madroña Vineyards, Camino www.madronavineyards.com, 530-644-5948 JUNE 21 Father’s Day Celebration Vineyard tours & wine! Lava Cap Winery, Placerville 530-621-0175, www.lavacap.com JUNE 27 Barberian Lobster Dinner Boeger Winery, Placerville, 5:30-8:30pm, $85 800-655-2634, www.boegerwinery.com JUNE 20 Fair Play Wine & Poker Run Fair Play Wineries, $89.50 800-245-9166, www.fairplaywineandpokerrun.com JUNE 21 Father’s Day Picnic Deaver Vineyards, Plymouth 800-217-2304, www.deavervineyard.com JUNE 27-28 Daylily Days Amador Flower Farm, Plymouth 209-245-6660, www.amadorflowerfarm.com

ARROWOOD WINERY
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BEAULIEU VINEYARDS
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CALAVERAS COUNTY
SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH Wines of the World Education Tastings No reservations required, everyone welcome! 5:30pm, $15, Murphys Hotel, Murphys 209-736-2949 MAY 25 Murder Mystery Dinner $85, Irish Vineyards, Vallecito, 209-736-1299 MAY 31 Wine, Cheese & Art Eleganza Milfiori House, Douglas Flat, 1-4pm, $25 209-736-9606 JUNE 26-28 13th Annual Passport Wine Weekend Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Visit 25 tasting rooms in Calaveras County! Gourmet food, entertainment, discounts & more! 209-728-9467, www.calaveraswines.org JULY 25 Annual Sierra Brewfest 3-6:30pm, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley 800-218-2188, www.sierrabrewfest.org, $25/adv, $30

CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS
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CALISTOGA CELLARS
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FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO
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JUNE 21 Father’s Day Rockin’ in the Vines BBQ Garré Winery, Livermore, $39.99, $14.95/kids 12-3pm, 925-371-8200 RSVP, www.garrewinery.com

HAGAFEN CELLARS
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JULY 9 – AUGUST 9 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Concannon Vineyard, Livermore 800-838-3006, 925-443-BARD(2273) www.LivermoreShakes.org

NEVADA COUNTY
MAY 24 26th Annual Sierra Festival of the Arts Mill Street, Downtown Grass Valley, 10am-5pm, free www.downtowngrassvalley.com, 530-272-8315 MAY 30-31 Gold Harvest Wine Trail Northern Sierra Wine Country Nevada County Wineries, 12-5pm 530-470-2299, www.nswinecountry.com FRIDAYS JUNE 5 – SEPTEMBER 25 Sunset at the Peak Pilot Peak Winery, Penn Valley, 4-8pm 530-432-3321, www.pilotpeak.com

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JULY 23 Taste of Terroir Palm Event Center at Ruby Hill, Pleasanton 6-9pm, $75, 925-447-9463, www.lvwine.org

KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY
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SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS
ONGOING Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown • May 21, 28: School Days Excursion Trains • May 22-25: Memorial Day Weekend 209-984-3953, www.railtown1897.org

MARTIN RAY WINERY
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AMADOR COUNTY
ONGOING Wine Tasting at Amador Vintage Market 10am-7pm, taste the wines in a flight for $3 C.G. di Arie, Four Vines & Cedarville Vineyards 209-245-FOOD, www.amadorvintagemarket.com

EL DORADO COUNTY
ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER Wood-Fired Oven Pizza Nights Enjoy live music, pizza & wine! Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Private Tastings with the Winemaker Taste with Charles B. Mitchell or a staff wine educator! 11am-5pm, by appointment $25, $20/members, Winery By the Creek, Fair Play 530-620-2402, www.winerybythecreek.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Jam Sessions Every Sunday Afternoon Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com MAY 22-25 30th Anniversary Celebration Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com

OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER
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SIMI WINERY
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SONOMA WINE HARDWARE
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STAGECOACH EXPRESS
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SUMMERS WINES
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ONGOING Music in the Mountains Summer Fest Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley • June 6: Quartetto Gelato • June 7: Young Composers Showcase Concert • June 10: Wet Ink with the Del Sol Quartet ONGOING • June 12: Spectrum from Las Vegas Wine Tasting at the Cafe Via d’Oro • June 13: Piano Concerto 6-8pm, 36 Main Street, Sutter Creek with Thomas Rose Crantz www.cafeviadoro.com, 209-267-0535 • June 14: Light Opera with the MIM Chorus • June 17: High Sierra Jazz Band MAY 23 • June 20: Soiree Musicale Chamber Dinner Memorial Day Celebration • June 23: Gypsy Fantasy w/Gregory Vajda Deaver Vineyards, Plymouth, Live music & BBQ! • June 25: KinderKonzert 10:30am-5pm, 800-217-2304, www.deavervineyard.com • June 26: Formula 1 with Gregory Vajda JUNE 6-7 • June 27: Movie Memories Italian Days with Gregory Vajda & MIM Chorus Deaver Vineyards, Plymouth • June 30: Italian Fling with Stephen Prutsman 800-217-2304, www.deavervineyard.com • July 2: Tonal Landscapes JUNE 19 – JULY 18 with Stephen Prutsman The Three Musketeers • July 3: Happy Birthday USA Main Street Theatre Works with Stephen Prutsman Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, Jackson 530-265-6124, 800-2182188 209-267-5680, www.mstw.org www.musicinthemountains.org

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JULY 18 MAY 30 Arts in River Park Festival Bella Nota Classical Music Concert Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Sacramento, free Indian Springs Vineyards, Nevada City, 5-8pm, $25 9am-4pm, www.artsinriverpark.org, 916-457-3337 www.indianspringswines.com, 800-375-9311 ONG0ING Hutchins Street Square 209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com • May 22: Smooth Jazz Series ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 27 Remnant Beauty, Landscape Photographs by Roman Loranc Knowlton Gallery, Lodi 209-368-5123, www.KnowltonGallery.com MAY 23-24 Completing Show Quality Plein Air Paintings with Gil Dellinger Knowlton Gallery, Lodi, 9am-4pm, $225 www.KnowltonGallery.com, 209-368-5123 JUNE 5 Fusion Friday Borra Vineyards, Lodi, 5-7:30pm, $10 www.borravineyards.com, 209-368-2446 JUNE 26-27 8th Annual Art on the Square Festival Art, music & wine! Hutchins Street Square, Lodi 209-333-6800x2458, www.lodiarts.org JUNE 30 – AUGUST 28 Rough Sawn, Historic Barns of San Joaquin County 1pm, Knowlton Gallery, Lodi 209-368-5123, www.KnowltonGallery.com JULY 11 Opening Reception with a “Barn Talk” Rough Sawn, Historic Barns of San Joaquin County Knowlton Gallery, Lodi 209-368-5123, www.KnowltonGallery.com AUGUST 7 Fusion Friday Borra Vineyards, Lodi, 5-7:30pm, $10 www.borravineyards.com, 209-368-2446 SEPTEMBER 11 Fusion Friday Borra Vineyards, Lodi, 5-7:30pm, $10 www.borravineyards.com, 209-368-2446 SEPTEMBER 27 Taste of Lodi Wine & Roses Hotel, Lodi, 1-5pm, $40/adv, $50 www.tasteoflodi.com, 209-365-1195

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train • May 23, 30: Great Train Robbery • June 6, 13, 20, 27: Great Train Robbery • June 21: Father’s Day • June 28: Sunday Brunch 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.C. Davis, Davis • May 20: UC Davis Jazz Band • May 21: San Francisco Symphony • May 31: University Chorus, Alexander’s Feast • June 1: Empyrean Ensemble, New Music from Davis • June 2: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra • June 3: University Concert Band, Summer Serenade • June 7: Alexander String Quartet 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org

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6th Annual Grape Escape A Capital Region Wine & Food Celebration, 4-7pm Cesar Chavez Park, Sacramento, $40/adv, $50 www.sacramentograpeescape.com, 916-808-7777

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
ONGOING 2009 Concert Series Jessie’s Grove Winery, Lodi, $20/adv, $25 • May 30: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats • June 20: Chris Cain • June 27: Laurie Morvan Band • July 8-10, 16-18: Changing Faces Theatrical Group • July 11: Shane Dwight • July 25: Lady Bianca • Aug 1: Ron Thompson & The Great Resistors • Aug 15: Very Special Surprise Guest • Aug 29: Leah Tysse & The OG’s www.jgwinery.com, 209-368-0880

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CALISTOGA CELLARS
The Perfect Place to Begin or Wind Down Your Day
by Diana Greenwood
nown for a century as a place for healing what ails your body, Calistoga also has just the spot to lift your spirits. Right in the heart of this charming resort town, the tasting room at Calistoga Cellars opened its friendly French doors under the black and white striped awning about two years ago; presenting great wines you can walk to. Steps away from the best hotels and spas and so close to popular restaurants that aromas of herbs and garlic and baking bread drift along the street, Calistoga Cellars is the ideal place to begin your Napa Valley wine tasting excursion or wind down after a day on the road. Founded in 1996 as a grassroots partnership of enthusiastic folks from across the country who act as ambassadors for the business, the working winery and 12 acres of estate vineyards are just north of Calistoga on Tubbs Lane. In the middle of that lush property is Blossom Creek House, the elegant home with wraparound porch that first attracted Roger Louer of Louer Family Vineyards and Calistoga Cellars’ managing partner, to the location. The venture began with growing and selling grapes to premier wineries but it was just a matter of time

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before the partners produced and bottled under their own label. It was a smart move and today, Calistoga Cellars’ winemaker, Barry Gnekow, formerly of J. Lohr, draws upon his intuition and experience to create complex, stylishly balanced and approachable Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The award-winning wines are priced right and well worth a visit to the tasting room at 1371 Lincoln Avenue. The space is at once classy and playful with high, stamped-tin painted ceilings, whimsical gold and taupe carnival striped trim above bright white walls, and creative oversized original art using Calistoga Cellars packing materials and logo pieces in black, gold and lime green over whitewashed newsprint. You’ll lean on the cool white marble tasting bar while you sample and chat with Tasting Room Manager, Kevin Sheedy. Happy to offer traveling tips and wine education while he pours, Kevin will set you at ease if you’re new to wine and his winemaking knowledge extends from vineyard to bottle to food pairing with a little local trivia thrown in for good measure. Kevin says, “Expect to have fun here.” Your first sample at Calistoga Cellars is complimentary then for only a $5 fee that kicks back with purchase, taste a flight of

current releases. If you love Cab, don’t miss the newest, aptly named Triumph, the 2005 vintage consisting of 100% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the Louer Family Vineyards on Ehlers Lane in St. Helena. Initially a few exceptional barrels set aside as the partners’ reserve, Triumph is now offered in very limited quantities. Another Cab from the same vineyard, the 2004 Calistoga Cellars Louer Family Cabernet impressed the critics to double gold at the recent San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting. Lush and elegant, this wine exhibits cassis and blackberry, full fruit flavors and a velvety mouth feel. At the upper end of the price range, the 2004 Cab is a wine to enjoy during dinner with friends or add to your cellar with aging potential of five or more years. As the weather warms, many turn to Sauvignon Blanc as a refreshing food wine for summer gatherings and Calistoga Cellars has one of the most affordable and delicious choices available. Winemaker Gnekow crafts this wine in a full-bodied yet focused style allowing fruit-forward flavors of ripe pear, tropical citrus and melon to dance delightfully toward a bright and lively finish. If you’ve spent the day soaking in mineral pools, grab a bottle of Calistoga Cellars 2007 Sauvignon Blanc and stake a spot at one of

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the mosaic tables handcrafted by local artist, Tom Scheibal, on the Tuscan-style back patio. You’ll recharge as you sip in the shade of wisteria and listen to the soothing trickle of water in the stone fountain. On weekend evenings, the winery presents progressive jazz, folk and blues duos and trios for your listening pleasure. Another great food wine to try is the 2005 Zinfandel, silver medal winner in the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Deep ruby in color, this wine is bold with vanilla and raspberry on the nose and offers an elegant palate with lots of plump black cherry and a light touch of vanilla. Kevin will tell you that Calistoga Cellars Zinfandel complements everything from chocolate-covered raspberries to cedar-plank salmon. Calistoga Cellars promotes local artists, rotating exhibits year-round. Right now in the tasting room you’ll find “Ghost Town Observations” by photographers Richard Ayres and Robin Mize. The studies of the historical town of Bodie are masterfully recorded in black and white with hand tinting and are haunting in their beauty. Visit Calistoga Cellars, a tasting room you can walk to, Monday through Thursday from 12 to 5 p.m. or Friday through Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. Located at 1371 Lincoln Avenue in downtown Calistoga, you can’t miss the black and white striped awning over the double French doors. Stop by for a taste that will lift your spirits. For group reservations, private tastings or additional information, call (707) 942-7422 or check the website at www.calistogacellars.com.

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INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER
by Len Napolitano

Which wines are best for barbecues?
Summer grilling triggers two types of wine in my mind. First there are the crisp, dry or semi-dry, white and rosé wines that really satisfy when served very chilled. You may not think of wine as necessarily a thirst quencher, but some true rosé wines, made dry, and most often originating from France, can be quite refreshing. The other wine style that comes to mind for barbecues is richly flavored reds like Syrah, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. The reason: barbecue sauce that usually smothers grilled chicken or ribs. I like the combination of the sweet and spicy flavor in the sauce with the full body and rich, dark fruitiness of these wines. I’ve been a big fan of Syrah for the past few years but lately I have grown pretty fond of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel as well. Each have an exotic fruitiness with a spicy edge but the Petite Sirah has an additional boldness to it that can be jarring, but in a good way. Zinfandel tends to have brighter fruit, and an alcohol level upward of 17% Of course, when it comes to wine and food I always state that your personal preference takes precedent over any suggestions I make. If you only drink Merlot, for example, then that’s what you should drink. But, if you’re in the mood to explore, try Syrah, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel the next time you are having barbecued beef, ribs, sausages and alike. If the robustness of these wines is not your style, Pinot Noir is a good wine to serve when you need to satisfy many different palates, even at a barbecue. It can pair well with grilled fish and mild red meats served without rich sauces. Another is Beaujolais from France. It is light enough to go with summer salads (and can even be served slightly chilled) and filled with bright, cherry-like fruit. Great without food, too.
Len Napolitano lives in Sonoma 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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Let California Wine Tours do the Driving
“The View is Better from Our Back Seat”
ine country visitors are often left speechless by the beautiful sweeping vineyard views and rolling hills dotted with stunning oak trees. Many of these breathtaking views are often missed if you are concentrating on driving your rental car or your own vehicle and desperately looking for the driveway for your next winery stop. Leave your vehicle behind and let someone else do the driving, deal with directions, winery appointments and all the details for a truly memorable wine country adventure. California Wine Tours is celebrating nearly a quarter century as wine country’s #1 source for tours and transportation. Visitors can either join one of their daily public tours or you can rent a private vehicle and create a custom wine tour designed to include your favorite wines or wineries. It is completely up to you. By selecting a long standing company like California Wine Tours, visitors are assured access to the best in wine country as

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California Wine Tours has spent 25 years learning the ins and outs of off the beaten path and truly memorable wine country experiences. Daily wine tours are conducted in both Napa and Sonoma and include convenient pick-ups at area hotels. Guests will visit four to five wineries with time for lunch at one of many picturesque picnic spots. The driver is also your wine guide and can answer questions in between the winery stops. This tour is limited to 10 people so you are assured an intimate experience. If you are staying in San Francisco, you can take the Bay Link Ferry to Vallejo and California Wine Tours will pick you up at the ferry terminal to join the Napa Valley tour. This tour is $79 per person from Napa or Sonoma and $99 per person from San Francisco. A private limousine tour is not as expensive as many think. Put six friends in a stretch limousine for five hours and the cost is less than $68 per person, all inclusive. No need to worry about who will be the designated driver. No need to worry about setting up appointments at wineries. California Wine Tours will handle everything. All you have to do is enjoy the company of your friends. Go for Green – Wine Country’s beauty, topography and ideal climate is why it is the perfect area to grow and make world class

wines. Generations of family farmers believe if Mother Nature is treated with respect, she delivers a delicious and bountiful crop. See this respect for the land first hand and select a wine tour focused on wineries that practice organic grape growing and high level sustainable winemaking practices. Reduce your carbon footprint even more as you take in the sweeping vineyard views from the back seat of one of California Wine Tour’s chauffeured Toyota Prius sedans. For more information, visit the website at www.californiawinetours.com or call 1-800294-6386 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Pinot Days San Francisco – A Unique Pinot Noir Wine Event and Wine Tasting Experience
More than 600 acclaimed Pinots will be poured at the 5th Annual Pinot Days San Francisco, a four-day Pinot Noir wine event that takes place June 25 through June 28. Pinot Days, www.pinotdays.com, connects wine enthusiasts directly with winemakers creating a unique opportunity for new and seasoned wine lovers to experience, enjoy and deepen their knowledge of Pinot Noir. Pinot Days includes intimate wine gatherings and tastings, winemaker dinners, a wine tour and a private concert and barbecue. Pinot Days culminates with the Pinot Days Grand Festival at historical Fort Mason in San Francisco, which gives wine enthusiasts the opportunity to experience and enjoy some of the world’s best Pinot Noir and interact directly with the more than 200 acclaimed winemakers who produce them. Event tickets and detailed information about Pinot Days are available at www.pinotdays.com. Pinot Days founder Steven Rigisich believes 2009 may be the best year in Pinot Days’ five-year history. He explained, “Pinot’s newly released 2007 vintage is nothing short of astounding, and is being touted as the best vintage in the history of domestic Pinot Noir. We expect this year to be the ultimate celebration of the ‘noble grape.’” Pinot Days events for 2009 include six thematic Focus Wine Tastings, which are intimate gatherings that feature the best wines and wineries within each given theme. These exclusive Focus Tastings put the featured winemakers and wine enthusiasts together at round tables where they can experience and discuss wines that are tasted blind. Pinot Days’ themes for 2009 include Celebrated Vineyards, Legends of California Pinot Noir, the Wines of Ed Kurtzman and newcomers. Additionally, a hosted Winemakers “Table Hop” Dinner, held at the renowned Pres A Vi restaurant, will feature 18 notable Pinot Noir producers including Michael Browne of Kosta Browne. Pinot Days 2009 also features a spectacular, all-day tour that takes Pinot lovers to wineries along Westside Road in Healdsburg, culminating in a private concert, wine tasting and barbecue. Each year, Pinot Days conducts a large-scale annual charity auction at the San Francisco event, the proceeds of which go to one IOCC charity. This year’s Pinot Days Charity Auction Beneficiary is Ethiopia’s HIV Victim Food Relief Effort, an organization that provides food to victims of HIV so that they can take the necessary medications to counter the disease. 92% of the monies raised for this cause will go directly to providing food to people in the greatest need. Pinot Days Annual Charity Auction has raised over $61K to date for various beneficiaries. Pinotdays.com provides information about, and access to, winerelated events, wine education opportunities and wine trivia – including articles about outstanding wine personalities, winery profiles, reviews of wine events, restaurant wine lists, formal tastings and more. For more information visit www.pinotdays.com.

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P erfect P airs
At the heart of legendary Kendall-Jackson Winery’s Culinary Services is recipe development and culinary research, a luxury supported by founder, Jess Jackson and his family’s commitment to promoting the marriage of wine with food. Yet many of the legendary wine family’s favorite recipes have been fondly taste-tested at the tables of generations of wine loving friends and close family members, winning a place in the heart of those who continue to gather in celebration of the rich, earthy smell of the barrel room and the fruits of past harvests. Pairing a lush and indulgent dessert wine made from Chardonnay with a vintage family recipe for homemade caramel popcorn that took home Double Gold at the local Harvest Fair.

by Frances Rivetti

Kendall-Jackson Wines Paired with Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Corn
After handcrafting wine for nearly three decades, the Kendall-Jackson Winery team welcomes wine and culinary aficionados to a magnificent château set on 120 acres in the heart of Sonoma County. Expert pairing professionals at KendallJackson balance similar flavors of wines with food, taking into careful consideration intrinsic values of weight and texture, sweetness levels (wine should be equal to or higher in sugar levels than its food pairing partner) sauce, color, acid levels and tannins. Winemaster, Randy Ullom works with a broad palette of aromas and flavors when layering together the final blend of Mendocino mountain-grown Late Harvest Chardonnay. Honeycomb, peach, nectarine and candied pear flavors intermingle with aromas of cinnamon, fresh Fuji apple, kiwi and floral notes to create voluptuous and sensual wine with a long, lingering finish. Fermented extra slowly in cold, stainless steel tanks, the sweet, liquid gold character of this Late Harvest wonder is fully intact after handcrafting in a whole cluster press to retain its incredible fruit. Aromas of orange zest, plump dried apricot and pear and an explosion of tangy Clementine, peach and honeysuckle make the bright, citrus flavored Late Harvest Riesling every bit as big a treat when paired with the Pumpkin Pie with Cheesecake Mousse and Cranberry Caramel. Try your hand at this tantalizing dessert pairing duo to taste every ounce of charm, romance and flavor found within the Kendall-Jackson wine country lifestyle.

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ROASTED PUMPKIN PIE WITH CHEESECAKE MOUSSE AND CRANBERRY CARAMEL
Recipe by Chef Ryan Pollnow ROASTED PUMPKIN PIE INGREDIENTS: • 3 ounces butter, melted • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs • 1/4 cup sugar • 2 cup pumpkin puree* • 2 eggs • 1 egg yolk • 3/4 cup cream • 3/4 cup evaporated milk • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger • 1/2 teaspoon salt • Cheesecake mousse (recipe follows) • Cranberry caramel (recipe follows)

MAMA FRISCHKORN’S DOUBLE GOLD CARAMEL CORN RECIPE
Makes 3 quarts INGREDIENTS: • 1/2 cup butter • 1/4 cup corn syrup (light) • 1 cup brown sugar • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda • 3 quarts popcorn (air popped preferred, but stove top method will also work) • 2 teaspoon salt PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 300º. Grease a foil lined cookie sheet with non-stick spray. In a one gallon, heavy bottom sauce pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add both the syrup and brown sugar, stirring to combine. Simmer until large bubbles begin to form without agitating the pan (about 4 minutes). Once the mixture comes up to temperature, continue cooking on medium heat and stir every thirty seconds for the next 4-6 minutes. To check the color of the caramel at this point; carefully dip one piece of the popped corn into the pot. The caramel should be amber in color. Turn off the heat and whisk in the vanilla and baking soda with caution. Fold in the popped corn and coat without crushing. Transfer to greased cookie sheet and bake at 300º. Gently stir every 5 minutes for 15 minutes, making sure all of the popcorn is evenly coated. Remove and cool the finished caramel corn on wax paper and sprinkle with salt. Once cool enough to handle, but not completely cold, break apart the popcorn bunches.

ROASTED PUMPKIN PIE PREPARATION: *To make the pumpkin puree: cut the pumpkins in half and scoop out the seeds. Rub the outside with cooking oil and roast, upside down, on a cookie sheet at 375° until fork tender. While the pumpkins are still warm, peel off and discard the skin. Pulse the flesh in a food processor until smooth. Preheat oven to 325°. Mix butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar in a bowl. Press graham mixture into a deep pie dish and bake until medium-dark brown in color, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the pie crust from the oven and allow to cool completely. Meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients until smooth. Increase the oven temperature to 350°. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the graham cracker crust and bake until just set and slightly firm, approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Allow the pie to chill completely. Spread the cheese cake mousse on top of the pie. Cut and serve with cranberry caramel. CHEESECAKE MOUSSE INGREDIENTS: • 5 ounces cream cheese • 5 tablespoons powdered sugar

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • Kosher salt • 3/4 cup heavy cream

CHEESECAKE MOUSSE PREPARATION: In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until softened. Add sugar, vanilla, a pinch of salt and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until it has stiff peaks. Fold by thirds into cream cheese mixture. CRANBERRY CARAMEL INGREDIENTS: • 2 cups cream • 1 cup sugar • 1/4 cup light corn syrup • 1/3 cup water

• 1 cup fresh cranberries • 1/4 cup red verjus (cranberry juice can be substituted) • Kosher salt

CRANBERRY CARAMEL PREPARATION: Heat the cream in a medium sauce pan and reduce by a quarter. In a 3-quart sauce pan, whisk the sugar and corn syrup with 1/3 cup of water. Place the sauce pan over medium-high heat and cook until it caramelizes evenly. Make sure not to stir while the sugar cooks or it will re-crystallize. Once the sugar has turned light brown, remove the pan from the heat and carefully add the reduced cream. Stir to combine and return the sugar to the heat. Add the cranberries and verjus and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully blend the caramel sauce together in a blender or food processor. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and reserve.

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Napa Chef’s Market Season Begins May 21, Downtown Napa
World-Reknown Chefs Demonstrate Talent and Serve Up Tasty Treats Every Week Greg Cole Inaugurates 2009 Season
The fifteenth annual Thursday night Napa Chef’s Market summer season kicks-off on Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Street in Downtown Napa. Free and open to the public, this outdoor food, wine and entertainment extravaganza is like no other – it features food and wine tastings from Napa Valley restaurants and wineries, cooking demonstrations by Napa’s acclaimed chefs, dozens of food vendors, produce from 25 of the region’s top farmers, three musical stages, and a block of children’s entertainment. Chefs Market has been voted “Best Family Outing” by local radio station listeners for years. You can find a farmers market anywhere. But only in Napa can you buy your produce, watch a world-class chefs demonstration, enjoy live music at three stages including one just for kids – while enjoying a glass of Napa Valley wine. Even casual foodies will enjoy the two nightly cooking demonstrations at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. each night, which are hosted by Anne Baker, former pastry chef for Mustards Grill. Baker lines up two chefs each night, and both pair their offerings with wine from a downtown tasting room. Samples of food and wine are free to all watching. Opening night chefs are award-winning Greg Cole, Executive Chef and Owner of both Cole’s Chop House and Celadon restaurants; and Amelia Ceja, president of Ceja Vineyards and herself a gourmet chef. Both will pair their offerings with wine from Ceja, the featured winery of the week. Four other tasting rooms will be on hand every week pouring wine for sale. The children’s area will feature the usual and always popular lineup of face painters, inflatable jump houses, balloon artists and the like. This year, children’s entertainer “Miss Jenny,” story teller and musician extraordinaire, will be on-hand every week. She will also provide musical instruments so that children can play along with her. The three music stages will offer a mix of music. Featured on the main stage opening night is “The Time Bandits,” a funk, rock band and one of the most popular at the Market every year. Chefs Market is possible in part because of generous sponsors like DBI Beverages, Jimmy Vasser Chevrolet-Toyota, Comcast, The Napa Valley Marketplace, The Napa Valley Register, KVON 1440 AM and 99.3 The Vine, The Bohemian and the Napa Downtown Association. From Highway 29, take the First Street exit toward downtown and follow the fun! For more information, call (707) 257-0322 or visit www.napadowntown.com.

Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries’ 19th Annual Vintners’ Festival
The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association has announced details for the 19th annual Vintners’ Festival “A Taste of the Mountains.” This year’s festival will be held on two consecutive weekends. The first weekend, June 6 and 7, the festival will be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa Cruz County. The second weekend, June 13 and 14, the festival will be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Wineries participating in the Vintners’ Festival will be pouring from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m with restaurant locations closing at 4 p.m. The Vintners’ Festival offers participants a self-guided tour in which they may take part in barrel tastings, meet winemakers and enjoy music, art and grood food. Visitors are also invited to wander through many of the winery gardens and to bring picnics to enjoy in picturesque surroundings. Tickets and the official brochure listing participating wineries, along with a map to help you find the locations, will be available by calling (831) 685-VINE. You may also purchase your commemorative wine glass, which serves as your ticket to taste, at one of the festival locations.

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‘Local Only’ at the 7th Annual Grape Escape
The Region’s Top Local Wineries, Restaurants & Food Producers on Display, June 6!
The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Raley’s Grape Escape – A Capital Region Wine and Food Celebration. This popular event will feature more than 100 local wineries and restaurants serving delicious tastings for just $40 in advance ($50 at the door). It will be held at Cesar Chavez Park, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 6th, 2009. The event ticket is all-inclusive. Included in the event is an Iron Chef competition – featuring local chefs Taro of Mikuni and Michael Tuohy of Grange at the Citizen Hotel – live music, art displays, and of course, wine and food tasting and pairings from the region’s top producers. The eight participating counties in the Sacramento region include: El Dorado, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras and Nevada. The Sacramento Region has long been a rich wine-producing area, from its Gold Rush settlement beginnings to the renaissance of vineyards and wineries in the 1970s. Today, Sacramento produces countless varieties of award-winning wines that rival regions near and far. Accordingly, Sacramento is ranked 15th in the nation for wine consumption. (Sac Bee, February 20, 2008). The event is sponsored by the Institute of Technology, Sacramento Magazine, CBS 13 and CW31. For more information, log onto www.raleysgrapeescape.com or call (916) 808-7777.

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Summer Jazz Series at the Harmony Lounge
Jess Petty & Ken Chambers Duo Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m.
The Ledson Hotel and Harmony Lounge is pleased to bring live music to the town of Sonoma with their Summer Jazz Series featuring the Jess Petty-Ken Chambers Duo. The duo brings an endless repertoire of world-class jazz music to the intimate setting of the Harmony Lounge. The show is complimentary for Ledson wine club members and $5 for non-members. Standing like the crown jewel of the Historic Sonoma Plaza, the Ledson Hotel & Harmony Lounge invites guests to step back in time to a grander era. Meticulously designed and built by fifth-generation Sonoma farmer, winemaker and philanthropist Steve Ledson, this luxury hotel, with its six individually decorated guestrooms plays host to those who shape our world. The Harmony Lounge offers an exquisite atmosphere where you can enjoy award-winning wines and hand-crafted cocktails while listening to the creative melodies of Jess Petty and the Ken Chambers Duo. Relax as you bask in the glow of the fireplace or take in the sunset at a sidewalk table. Antique grandeur and modern amenities combine with subtlety, efficient and personalized service, making the unique Ledson Hotel & Harmony Lounge one of the most distinguished addresses in California. The Ledson Hotel and Harmony Lounge is located on the historic Sonoma Plaza, 480 First St. East, Sonoma. For more information, go to www.ledsonhotel.com or or call (707) 996-9779.

INN ON RANDOLPH 1860s landmark Victorian and 1930s cottages in Napa’s Riverfront District. All accommodations include full breakfast, privae bath, A/C, phone. Most feature whirlpool tub, fireplace, deck or patio. Cottages also offer TV/VCR/CD, fridge, microwave. 411 Randolph Street, Napa (707) 257-2886 www.innonrandolph.com

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

SONOMA COUNTY– SANTA ROSA
FLAMINGO RESORT & SPA 170 rooms and suites on 10 acres, garden setting with heated pool, night club with entertainment,Terrace Grill restaurant, fitness center and tennis courts 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa 1-800-848-8300 VINTNERS INN Forty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios; surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-2584 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.com

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
ROBIN’S NEST GUEST HOUSE 665 W. Turner Road, Lodi (209) 334-3952 www.robinsnestlodi.com (209) 334-6988 (209) 367-0882 (209) 727-5715 WINE AND ROSES HOTEL AND RESTAURANT 2505 W. Turner Road AMOROSA INN AND GARDENS 8400 E. Harney Lane THE INN AT LOCKHOUSE 19960 Elliot Road, Lockeford

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SONOMA COUNTY– SONOMA
LEDSON HOTEL 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 KENWOOD INN AND SPA A premier Sonoma County destination for discerning visitors seeking gracious treatment, lush surroundings, soothing pools and elegant accommodations all in a Tuscan Setting. (707) 833-1293 10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood www.kenwoodinn.com

MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COAST
LAMP LIGHTER INN Tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, you will discover a charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset House Suites. These bed and breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935. (831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.com VAGABOND’S INN Vagabond's House Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of Carmel's finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks away from Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn. (831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn CASA DE CARMEL AND MONTE VERDE INNS Nestled in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Just steps from Ocean Avenue with its many shops, galleries and restaurants, the Inn is only five blocks from the miracle mile of Carmel’s white sandy beach. Style, comfort, location – these inns have it all. Monte Verde & Ocean Ave., Carmel 831 624-6046, www.carmelmonteverdeinn.com

Check out our website for more lodging options in California wine country:
Napa Valley • Sonoma County Livermore • Central Coast Lodi/Sierra Foothills Mendocino • Lake County

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

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Stagecoach Express & Co.
“Let us ship your Napa memories home.”
by Charles Neave
Okay, you have searched the valleys, visited wineries, sampled the wine, purchased the wine and now … you have to find a way to get it back home. Carry-on is no longer an option and anyway, when you take inventory the two or three bottles you had originally planned to purchase have somehow grown to a case. That is when you head to Stagecoach Express & Co. in Napa. Founded more than 20 years ago, it was bought by Sue Bailey and Larry Rupp in 1998. Their motto from that first day has been, “Let us ship your Napa memories home.” And to a large extent, especially when it comes to those memories resting in a bottle, that is exactly what they do, six days a week. They package up those vintage memories and make sure they get safely to your doorstep. With the help, of course, of resident fixture Mr. Ed, the muchbeloved feline. “We really do specialize in shipping wine all over the country, or at least to most of it,” Sue says. “Customer service and attention to detail is what we are known for. We take care of it right away and pay special attention to every shipment. “We send emails to customers when things are shipped, call them to make sure someone will be home to receive the shipments, things like that. The other thing that sets us apart is that when you call Stagecoach Express you get an owner, either myself or Larry, on the phone a hundred percent of the time.” In addition to packaging and shipping wine, as well as almost anything else you might want to send home, they also offers fax and photocopy services, stamps and mail box rental, and if you need one, they’ll get a notary for you. They’ll even recommend wineries to visit if you are curious about searching out new places. If you’re planning ahead and know that you will have some special bottles to send home, then go to their website and download their shipping form. One further service they provide is that they will pick up your wine. They pick it up from Napa Valley wineries, hotels, and B&Bs and get it sent off for you. Just one more part if this business where service, and the customer, means everything. Stagecoach Express & Co. is located just off of Highway 29 (take the Redwood Road exit) at 3379 Solano Avenue in Redwood Plaza in Napa. They are open every day except Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (on Saturdays 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.) and accept major credit cards. For more information, call (707) 257-1888 or toll free 1-877232-5054, or go to www.stagecoachexpress.com.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

WILLIAM HILL WINERY
by Nan Reiley

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uppose you wanted to spend a day in Napa Valley just kicking back, tasting some fabulous wines, learning some of the history and lore of winemaking and top off the experience with a gourmet picnic luncheon while seated under a wisteria arbor with sweeping, 360-degree views of the valley. Oh, and no traffic jams, no crowds, just the sun and the hills and the vineyards and the wines. In that case, head to William Hill Estate Winery, just east of the Silverado Trail, where you can make an appointment (don’t worry about lots of advance notice) to have this unique wine country experience any day of the week. The winery was founded in 1978 by William Hill, a Napa Valley vineyard developer and consultant who decided to make wine from his own grapes. Over the years, the winery built a fine reputation for making Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate vineyards surrounding the property. In 2007, the winery was purchased by E & J Gallo (already a major player in distinguished wines in Sonoma County) as part of their

expansion program into fine wines in Napa Valley. (Louis M. Martini is another of their premium Napa Valley properties.) Gallo was interested in the soil and climate of the Silverado Bench, as the area is known. Situated at an altitude of 200-300 feet above sea level, it is neither a valley floor nor a hillside property. Its location gives it unique characteristics that make it perfect for red Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all of which the winery makes as such. It’s not very often that you have the opportunity to try all these wines in one place, a fact that makes a visit even more worthwhile. William Hill makes three tiers of wines, each with its distinguishing personality. The Napa Valley wines are well-balanced and elegant, with forward fruit flavors. The Napa Valley Reserve series is a deeper, richer version, and the Estate wines are limitededition wines available only at the tasting room and to wine club members. Germanborn winemaker Ralf Holdenried has ten years of experience in making wine in California and will be releasing the first vintage of his 2006 William Hill Meritage (a blend of red

Bordeaux grapes) this month. When you visit William Hill, be sure to try the 2006 Dijon Clone Chardonnay. It’s a winner with pear and peach blossom aromas, and a pure fruit-sweet flavor. Aged in older French oak, it has a creamy, vanilla undertone and a smooth finish. Notable among the many fine red wines is the 2005 Estate Malbec, blended with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. It’s a BIG wine, inky in color, with subdued dark berry fruit flavors and a rich, powerful finish. Make arrangements to visit by calling the winery at (707) 265-3024. You can talk with the knowledgeable and friendly staff to customize your visit with the tour and/or the wines you want. Fees vary depending on your activities. Please note that the winery has a “by the glass” program, so that if you want to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it on the beautiful outdoor terrace, you can have just one glass of wine instead of a whole bottle. And that’s a good thing when you are driving! The winery is located at 1761 Atlas Peak Road, just east of the Silverado Trail and the town of Napa. The website can be found at www.williamhillestate.com.

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MONTICELLO VINEYARDS
Jay Corley Has Been Following a Dream for Three Decades

J

ay Corley came to the Napa Valley more than thirty years ago, with a goal both simple-sounding and also daunting. It was to make wines that would stand up against any wine made anywhere in the world. Today, Monticello Vineyards – the winery he founded – produces about 15,000 cases a year from their handsome facility on Big Ranch Road north of the City of Napa, on a parcel of land literally surrounded by hundreds of acres of prime vineyard land. Using grapes from five special vineyards, the wine they produce bears three labels: Monticello Vineyards, Corley Proprietary Red Wine and Corley Reserve. Memorial Weekend through Auction Napa Valley is an ideal time to visit Monticello Vineyards. Typically the winery is featuring their latest release of their hallmark Corley Proprietary Red Wine and their Corley Reserve Chardonnay. You might also find their flagship Corley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon hidden under the bar. The Corley family decided to devote their time, resources and considerable energy to focus on the classic varietals: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and their Bordeaux vari-

etal blend, Corley, (utilizing Cabernet Sauvignon and their Merlot and Cabernet Franc), with smaller amounts of Syrah and Pinot Noir included in the short but succinct roster. All of them, it should be noted, are estate grown. To sample these wines, a visit to the winery is in order, and here things once again differ from other wineries in the Valley. This is not a Tuscan-themed villa, a French chateau, a much-renovated farmhouse, modernized barn or an architect’s modernist flight-of-fancy. At Monticello Vineyards what you find is, to be simplistic, Monticello… Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Not as large and sprawling as the original perhaps, but overall faithful in spirit and heritage. Situated across from the working winery and the public tasting room, it is surrounded by carefully tended lawns, hedges, trees and flower gardens, with a shaded picnic area just beyond. The Monticello reincarnation is used for the family’s offices, private tastings and also for lunches and dinners prepared by the culinary team. In the winery building, behind a door flanked by pillars, is where daily tastings of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and

the famous Jefferson Cuvee Cabernet take place. The tasting room staff is always friendly and well-informed and the room itself has been designed and furnished to make visitors feel at home, whether they arrive by bicycle, rental car or Ferrari. The walls and ceiling are made of wood, and the tasting bar that extends the length of the room on the left is wood as well. At the back of the compact but comfortable room, glass-paned double doors open into the temperature- and humiditycontrolled barrel room. Which, depending on when you visit, can be an oasis of calm or a beehive of frenzied activity. It is in this room where you’ll symbolically cast your vote as to whether or not Jay Corley achieved his dream of more than three decades ago. And, it must be said, it is the perfect place for you to visit and cast that vote. The Monticello Vineyards tasting room is open every day from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. They are located at 4242 Big Ranch Road (between Route 29 and the Silverado Trail) north of the Napa city limits. For more information, call (707) 253-2802 or look them up at www.corleyfamilynapavalley.com.

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4th Annual Carneros Heritage Fest, May 30
Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Carneros Heritage Fest, the region’s signature celebration on May 30th, featuring a Lamb BBQ and Picnic in a Pasture paired with Carneros premium and ultra premium wines, a “Throwdown!” competition between Napa and Sonoma emerging chefs and an abundance of family-friendly fun. One of the nation’s only family-friendly wine and food festivals, the fest is hosted by the Carneros Wine Alliance. Proceeds of the fest benefit the Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation dedicated to the conservation and preservation of habitat and wetlands in the San Pablo Bay adjacent to the Carneros region. Highlights of the 4th Annual Carneros Heritage Fest include: • Carneros Premium and Ultra-Premium wines paired with a Carneros-style Lamb BBQ under the direction of Brandon Guenther, chef/owner of Rocker Oysterfeller’s Kitchen and Saloon, Valley Ford, Sonoma County • Napa vs. Sonoma ThrowDown! featuring emerging chefs pitted against each other in a lamb cook-off with Carneros wine pairings • Sheepherding, Falconry, Music, Entertainment, Vineyard Tours • Environmental and sustainable agriculture, wildlife and ecology exhibits, featuring beekeepers, reptiles, worms, insects and a showcase of “BabyDoll” miniature sheep. • Special activities for families include a hay maze and kite-flying in the renowned Carneros wind. • Artisan cheese, olive oil and honey producers • World famous Carneros grape growers showcasing how a great vine becomes a great wine including a special exhibit on growing grapes from seedlings. All inclusive tickets are $75 per person. Children under 12 (accompanied by parent) are free. Friday night, May 29 “Next Generation” Winemaker Dinners require a separate ticket. Tickets are available at www.carnerosheritagefest.com. The Carneros Heritage Fest takes place at the Donum Estate, 24520 Ramal Road in Sonoma, 40 miles north of San Francisco, 30 miles from Marin County, the East Bay and 60 minutes from Sacramento and the South Bay.

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Classic Autos Cruise into Napa Valley for Father’s Day
V Marketplace celebrates the “art of the driving machine”
The Napa Valley will proudly welcome car connoisseurs from around the Bay Area and beyond as V Marketplace in Yountville, hosts the 19th Annual Father’s Day Invitational Auto Show on Sunday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Auto entries are by invitation. The event is free to the public. From the national champions, to the local favorites, to the one-of-akind collector curiosities, Packard, Porsche, Ford, Ferrari, Mercury, Muntz and more, top a list of more than 100 early and late model autos spanning over 100 years of production! This non-competitive, open-class invitational exhibition is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Whether nostalgia means rolling down the road in a classic 1928 Model A Phaeton, sliding into the drive-in with a ’57 Chevy, or cruising the fast lane in a Porsche Turbo, this show-stopping collection presents some of the finest autos to grace the highway in any era! Make it a Father’s Day weekend escape to Napa Valley! Surrounded by lush picnic gardens, beautiful water features and meandering cobblestone walkways, V Marketplace, provides a breathtaking backdrop for this annual event. Visitors can look forward to a unique variety of distinctive specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, a complete wine tasting cellar, hot air ballooning and Michael Chiarello’s NapaStyle and Bottega Ristorante, all housed within and around the historic 139-year-old Groezinger Winery complex. V Marketplace is located just one hour northeast of San Francisco at 6525 Washington Street in Yountville, Napa Valley. Take Highway 29 to the Yountville/Veterans Home exit, nine miles north of the City of Napa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For Information, Call (707) 944-2451 or visit the website at www.vmarketplace.com.

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Knowledge, Service and Value at Calistoga Wine Stop
by Charles Neave
The Calistoga Wine Stop was purchased by Tom and Tammy Pelter in 1986. “For many years now we have helped our customers with their wine needs. It is hard to believe we’ve been in business in the Historic Railroad Depot for all that time. We’ve raised our family here in Calistoga and made it our home. We offer mainly Napa and Sonoma County wines with a few exceptions. In our tasting room some of the best smaller producers share our countertop. “All of the price ranges are covered, from everyday pizza wine to that ‘very special occasion’ bottle. There are so many treasures here, and you may not find them in your local wine store, but we’ve got them for you and will get them home for you as well with shipping we have available, or carry boxes you can take with. We offer knowledge, service and value for the first time wine buyer, as well as for the seasoned wine collector.” By concentrating mostly on Napa and Sonoma County wines from producers a little off the beaten path, with smaller production and not widely distributed they feel they source bottling with the best price to quality ratio. In 2006 they added a tasting room to the shop, featuring those lesser known wineries and winemakers. Tastings always include at least four wines, “And be sure to try our own ‘Pelter’ Cabernet Sauvignon which is always a featured wine in our tasting room.” Their years in the wine industry let them recommend wines for any occasion, for food pairings, both long and near term cellaring, or just a nice red or white for everyday drinking. They are able to ship world wide and in most circumstances they can pack your wine for you to take with you to the airport. New airport laws require it to be checked as luggage, so carry on is no longer an option. “Our combination of fair pricing, personalized service and considerable wine knowledge has helped us serve thousands of customers,” they say with both pride and satisfaction. And their long list or repeat customers would be the first to agree. Open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day of the week, the Calistoga Wine Stop is located at 1458 Lincoln Avenue (# 2) in Calistoga directly across from the town’s one supermarket. For more information or for directions, call them at (800) 648-4521 or (707) 942-5556 or go ahead and look on the internet at www.calistogawinestop.net.

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‘Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Other Perversities’ at Mumm Napa
A unique and glamorous photography exhibit with candid photos of the top Hollywood celebrities is debuted at Mumm Napa Winery on May 16, 2009. Titled “Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Other Perversities,” the exhibit includes a selection of more than 100 black and white images from former Los Angeles Times photographer George Rose, who chronicled popular culture in the Los Angeles area during the late ’70s and early ’80s. Rare and revealing photos of such celebrities as Jack Nicholson, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Keith Richards, Ronald Reagan, Mary Tyler Moore and Bill Cosby are included in the exhibit, which are presented at the highly regarded Fine Art Photography Gallery at Mumm Napa in Napa Valley. The images come from Rose’s new book, “Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Other Perversities,” and focus on television, film, music, sports and the arts. From disco to punk, mud wrestling to wet t-shirts, Academy Awards to Emmy Awards, Los Angeles provides a diverse and colorful backdrop for these photos. The show runs through August 21, 2009 at the winery in Rutherford, California. Rose’s work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek and USA Today, and he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize while at the Los Angeles Times. Rose is also a recipient of a World Press Award for one of the few still photos ever taken of an earthquake as it is actually occurring. Rose helped organize the highly successful “Legends of Rock Photography” exhibit at Mumm Napa in 2005. As part of its ongoing commitment to fine art photography and in addition to the new “Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Other Perversities” exhibit, Mumm Napa’s Private Collection Gallery features an exclusive collection of rare, original fine art photographs by the legendary land-

scape photographer Ansel Adams. There is no charge to visitors to view the fine art photography exhibits at Mumm Napa. Mumm Napa is one of California’s top sparkling wine producers and one of the most popular destinations for wine country visitors. For more than 20 years, Mumm Napa sparkling wines have set the standard for California méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, emphasizing the exceptional qualities of Napa Valley fruit along with the unique casual elegance of the Napa Valley lifestyle. The winery and visitor center are located in Rutherford along the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley and are open daily for tours, tastings and private events. Visitor center and fine art photography gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For additional information on visiting the winery and its exhibits, call (707) 967-7700 or access the Mumm Napa website at www.mummnapa.com.

About Pernod Ricard USA
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA. In July, 2008, Pernod Ricard completed the acquisition of the iconic ABSOLUT® Vodka brand from the V&S Group, and Pernod Ricard USA is now the second-leading company in the U.S. by sales value. In addition to ABSOLUT®, Pernod Ricard USA’s leading brands include such prestigious spirits as The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Wild Turkey® Bourbon, Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin®, Beefeater® Gin, Martell® Cognac, Malibu® flavored Rum, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Pernod® and Ricard®; such superior wines as Jacob’s Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® wines.

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The end of an era is nearing at the end of this month as Yountville’s oldest art gallery, Images Fine Art, closes it doors forever. After nearly 20 successful years as a destination art gallery, the first Images Fine Art closed in town last April and now, a year later, the second Images Fine Art in Whistlestop Center will close. Nancie Brown, who with her husband Tom, owns Images Fine Art in Yountville and Art on Main in St. Helena, says they have decided to close the Yountville location because, “in such an interesting economy with skyrocketing rents, it’s become very difficult for retail businesses.” The Browns plan to devote their time to the St. Helena gallery, at 1359 Main St., which will remain open. For seasoned art collectors and new buyers alike, it’s a great time to purchase an original, one-of a kind piece of art or a limited edition by well-known artists such as LeRoy Neiman, Michel Delacroix, Aldo Luongo and Mackenzie Thorpe at a significant discount. “When we went through our storage and backroom to prepare for closing, we found so much art that had never seen the light of day. It’s all first rate art that we had never framed or put on the wall,” says Nancie. While the beautiful gallery does not have a “Going Out of Business” look, customers will find incredible savings on art with drastically reduced prices. In addition to the art, almost everything else in the gallery is for sale, including fixtures, trees, desks, books and office furnishings. Visit Images Fine Art at 6505 Washington Street in Yountville before they close May 31. For further information, call (707) 944-0606.

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Bennett Lane Winery Announces Action-Packed Auction Lot
Bennett Lane Winery, Infineon Raceway, Audi Sportscar Experience and the Luxurious Calistoga Ranch Invite Auction Napa Valley Guests to Race for the Winning Bid for an Action-Packed, Adrenaline-Fueled Lot this June
Bennett Lane Winery announced its adrenaline-fueled auction lot for this year’s live auction at Auction Napa Valley to be held at Meadowood Napa Valley resort on June 4-7. Every June, Auction Napa Valley raises muchneeded funds for Napa County charities focusing on healthcare, youth development and affordable housing. The Bennett Lane Winery lot is one of about 50 live lots offered at the auction, an annual fund raiser for local charities in the Napa Valley. The Bennett Lane Winery auction lot invites the winning bidder and three friends to hop in the driver’s seat for a weekend with Bennett Lane Winery, NASCAR and wine at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, June 18-21, and a three-night stay in the 2,500-squarefoot Owners Lodge at Calistoga Ranch. During the extended weekend, the bidder will have unlimited chauffer access via the sleek, black, Bennett Lane limousine. To start, the bidder and friends will fuel up for an action-packed weekend at a pre-race dinner party hosted at Randy and Lisa Lynch’s gorgeous Calistoga home on Thursday, June 18. The following day includes the opportunity to blend, bottle, cork and take home their very own Maximus – Bennett Lane’s signature “feasting wine” at the winery with Winemaker Rob Hunter. Friday night will end in an exclusive dinner and Bennett Lane’s wine galore for four at the “invitation only” culinary destination, the Lakehouse restaurant, located at the Calistoga Ranch. Saturday, the race is on, and the lucky bidder will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to announce, “Gentlemen start your engines!” for the Bennett Lane Winery 200 West Series race at Infineon Raceway, and enjoy A-list views of the track in Bennett Lane’s VIP hospitality chalet. The weekend culminates with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday,

including hot laps for the entire group to ride along the track with a professional driving instructor, an experience guaranteed to make your hair stand up. It also includes Turn 11 Hospitality Passes – think lobster tails and Champagne 50 feet from the best turn on the track – and, the Holy Grail of race access, passes for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Garage, which cannot be bought. It’s not over after that. At a later date, the lucky bidder and friends are invited to join Bennett Lane back in Sonoma for a once-in-alifetime opportunity at the Audi Sportscar Experience. Using a variety of vehicles from among the Audi R, RS, and S model lines, the Audi Sportscar Experience takes drivers through a rigorous, behind-the-wheel instructional driving program at Infineon Raceway, one of the most challenging race tracks in North America. Finally, the winning bidder will come home with a five-year 2002-2006 vertical of Bennett Lane’s Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. For more information about Auction Napa Valley, go to www.napavintners.com. For more information about Bennett Lane Winery, go to www.bennettlanewinery.com.

About Bennett Lane Winery
Off the race track, Bennett Lane Winery is located in an understated Mediterranean-style building at the secluded and beautiful northern end of the Napa Valley, and boasts

critically acclaimed wines for a great value. Bennett Lane produces five wines: a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($55), a limited production Primus Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($95), the Los Carneros Reserve Chardonnay ($45), Maximus ($35), a nontraditional blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah affectionately referred to on the label as a “red feasting wine” and White Maximus ($28), a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a touch of Muscat, ideal for hot NASCAR days. Located at 3340 Highway 128, approximately two miles north of Calistoga, Bennett Lane Winery is open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to taste Bennett Lane’s wines ($10) and to use the winery’s picnic area. Every Saturday, the winery offers special dark chocolate and Maximus pairings. For more information about Bennett Lane Winery, go to www.bennettlane.com or call (707) 9426684, or toll free at 1-877-MAX-NAPA.

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Castello di Amorosa Comes to Life; Horse-Drawn Carriage Vineyard Tours and Food and Wine Pairings Now Part of Castle Experience
What do tours of the vineyard in a horse-drawn carriage, food and wine pairings, chocolate with reserve wines have to do with what’s going on at Castello di Amorosa, Dario Sattui’s authentically-styled 12th century Tuscan castle winery? Its all part of an effort to expand the experience of those crossing the drawbridge to explore the Castello. “We are trying to create a slower pace of life here at the Castello,” said Georg Salzner, Castello President. “Our guests can relax in the horse-drawn carriage and learn about the wine grape varieties, root stock selection, clones, trellis selection and canopy management.” Black Clydesdales, pulling a traditional carriage from the late 1800s, escorts guests on a tour of the historic property and vineyards. The tours pass by the first school house in the upper Napa Valley, the Nash House; formerly a stage coach stop and home to Colonel William Nash – of Nashville fame – and one of the first to plant vineyards in California in 1850. Winding through the forest, the tour includes Native American petroglyphs and Lake Mario, the Castello’s man-made lake and finishes in the Castello’s Roman Cross Vaulted private tasting room for a reserve wine and chocolate pairing. Horsedrawn vineyard tours will occur May 23, 30, June 6, 13 and 20. Vineyard tours cost $68. The Royal Pairings is a special food and wine pairing event held in the Castello’s Royal Apartment. A typical menu includes foie gras en terrine, Sottocenere, Saint Andre triple cream cheese and a mini slider of beef, lamb and turkey. A tour of the Castello precedes the food and wine pairing. Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Royal Pairing is by reservation only. The price for this food and wine pairing is $68.

About Castello di Amorosa
Rising above the hills in the Napa Valley is Castello di Amorosa, which translates to the castle of love in Italian. Castello di Amorosa, an authentic-styled, 12th-century Tuscan castle-winery, has high walls and five defensive towers and more than 30 acres of vineyards. It was built over a 15-year period by Dario Sattui, a fourth-generation winemaker and owner of V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena. After decades of research, planning and studying medieval castles in Italy and Europe, Sattui commenced building in 1994. The Castello evolved to include 121,000 square feet, 107 rooms, 8,000 tons of hand-squared stone, 171 shipping containers of ancient bricks from Europe, eight levels (four above ground, four below), 900 linear feet of caves, a great hall with two-story Italian frescoes, a drawbridge and a moat. Reminiscent of old-world castles, the Castello also has a dungeon and torture chamber, secret passage ways, courtyards, loggias, a church and stables. Finally, at more than 15,000 square feet, the wine barrel room is, perhaps, the single most impressive barrel room in the U.S. and is constructed with ancient Roman cross-vaulted ceilings. The Castello, however, is merely a backdrop to showcase some of the Napa Valley’s best wines. The vineyards surrounding the Castello are planted with Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes which produce low yields and intensely flavored wines. The internationally acclaimed wines are primarily Italian varieties that pair well with foods from around the world. Currently producing 15,000 cases per year, the wines are sold only at the winery directly to the consumer. Guided tours which include a private tasting are available by appointment and wine tasting needs no appointment. Castello di Amorosa is located at 4045 Highway 29, just 5.5 miles north of St. Helena on the left. For more information, visit the website, www.castellodiamorosa.com or call (707) 967-6272.

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Prager Winery & Port Works Releases 2005 Aria White Port
by Michelle J. Baker
Got White Port? If not, get on down to Prager Winery and Port Works in St. Helena for a sample of their newest release, the 2005 Aria White Port. Jim Prager discovered the joy of White Port about 20 years ago, when he and his wife, Imogene, came upon the popular regional elixir on a trip to Portugal. White Port is often served at lunch in Portugal, and Prager was impressed with how well it paired with food. Back in the states, the Pragers started to make White Port from Chardonnay. The Chardonnay is picked just slightly sweeter than it would be for a still wine, partially fermented, fortified with fine neutral brandy, and then aged for three years in oak. The result is a medium sweet wine with complex flavors of baked apples, vanilla and hazelnuts. The Aria White Port is a remarkably balanced wine that “goes with everything from appetizers to sandwiches, or oysters on the half shell to crème brulee,” according to Jeff Prager, the winery’s general manager. “It’s just a great, great food wine.” The 30-year history of Prager Winery and Port Works got its humble beginnings in southern California, where Jim Prager, successful insurance broker, decided it would be cheaper to S T. H E L E N A make his own wine than to buy it. He and his wife Imogene took their first trip to Napa Valley in 1974; by 1979 the Pragers had moved north, launched the winery and started crafting the first batch of wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel, as well as a Cabernet Sauvignon Port. Prager Winery and Port Works has always been every bit a family-run winery, with five of the Prager’s seven grown children, plus one son-in-law, running everything from the books to the bottling line. Son Jeff is the winery’s general manager; son Peter is the winemaker; son John handles wine sales and distribution; daughter Katie is the chief financial officer; daughter Mary handles the wine club and special events; and Mary’s husband Richard is the cellarmaster. Prager’s total production is just a few thousand cases. In addition to the White Port, the Pragers make a vintage Royal Escort Port from Petite Sirah. The Royal Escort is classically styled, like a vintage Portuguese Port, to age 1020 years (the Pragers, like the Portuguese, only declare a “Vintage Port” in exceptional years). The winery’s Tomas Port, made from the traditional Portuguese Port varietals Touriga, Tinta Cao and Tinta Roriz, is approachable now but will also improve with five years in the cellar. The 2004 Madeline is a fortified dessert wine made from Riesling. Madeline dances on the line between a dessert wine and a Port, making it the perfect partner for a cheese course. While their kids run the business, Jim and Imogene Prager are still busy around the winery. Jim often helps out in the tasting room, and Imogene produces a line of candied walnuts available at the winery and local specialty food shops. Even Jim’s 100-yearold dad, Grandpa Prager, drops by on most Sunday afternoons to visit with customers in the tasting room. As for the next generation of Prager’s, the oldest of Jim and Imogene’s grandchildren is just 18, but with 22 grandkids some are bound to follow in the family business. Visit Prager Winery and Port Works in St. Helena at 1281 Lewelling Lane, just off Highway 29. The winery is open by appointment from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily except for major holidays.

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Taste Alexander Valley This June 5-7
On June 5 through 7, 2009, Sonoma County’s renowned Alexander Valley wine growing region celebrates its 12th Annual Taste Alexander Valley event. Guests will taste exclusive Alexander Valley wines, enjoy gracious hospitality, tantalizing food and diverse entertainment. Taste Alexander Valley kicks off with dinner on Friday evening, June 5th at the historic Alexander Valley Community Hall located in the heart of the Valley. A reception hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with winemakers pouring their wines from every nook of Alexander Valley. Guests will enjoy a sensational dinner by Park Avenue Catering served with Alexander Valley wines and share tables with the Valley’s renowned winemakers and winegrowers. Tickets for the dinner are $80 per person, which includes wine, tax and gratuities. On Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. more than 20 wineries open their doors to Taste Alexander Valley through the decades. Guests will step back in time with Geyser Peak Winery (1880), Field Stone Winery (1890), Trione Winery (1910) and way, way back with Stonestreet (5000 B.C.!). Celebrate the Roaring ’20s with Rosso & Bianco, Sapphire Hill Winery, Sausal Winery and Stryker Sonoma. Swing on into the ’50s with Meeker Vineyard, Rodney Strong Vineyards and Kelley & Young. Share peace, love, and a great glass of wine celebrating the ’60s with Simi Winery and Garden Creek Ranch Vineyard Winery. Groove on into the ’70s with Alexander Valley Vineyards, Clos du Bois, deLormier-Mosaic Winery, Hart’s Desire, J. Rickards Winery, Silver Oak Cellars and Souverain. Enjoy the Recent past with Hanna Winery (1980), Wattle Creek Winery (1990) and White Oak Vineyards & Winery (1990). Tickets for the weekend (both Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. are $65. Sunday only and Designated Driver tickets are $45. Wine education seminars have been added this year: Friday, June

5th at 3:30 p.m. guests can join Alexander Valley’s, Rodney Strong, Trione Winery, Souverain and other great Cabernet Sauvignon producers to taste single-vineyard Cabernet samples. This seminar will be held at Trione Winery. On Saturday, June 6th at 10 a.m. there will be a choice of two seminars: Hanna Winery’s Winemaker, Jeff Hinchliffe, will offer a walk around selected estate Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard blocks and guests will discuss, view and taste the terroir in each of these special blocks. Or join Simi Winery’s Winemaker, Steve Reeder for a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon tasting and learn how Steve creates his “Winemaker’s Signature” Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Costs vary for the above seminars. For Taste Alexander Valley tickets and more event information, go to www.alexandervalley.org or call 1- 888-463-0207. Call (707) 4312894 for questions about event information. Please note that no one under 21 is allowed at Alexander Valley events and this includes babies and young children. Please do not bring pets to Alexander Valley events. Remember to drink responsibly, be safe and have fun at the 12th Annual Taste Alexander Valley. Located at the northern end of Sonoma County, the Alexander Valley is 22 miles long and varies in width from two to seven miles. On the hillsides to the east and west, and adjacent to the beautiful Russian River winding along the valley floor, the valley is home to a diversity of microclimates that support the growth of many wine grape varieties. Over the years, Alexander Valley winegrowers have learned the optimum places to cultivate each particular grape. Since 1846, Alexander Valley has produced wines of distinct quality and character, reflective of their origins. The Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association invite you to taste our wines, spend time in the grandeur of our valley and celebrate our way of life.

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Sonoma County Grape Camp: The Ultimate Wine & Food Adventure
Registration open for dream wine harvest experience, September 21-23
At Sonoma County Grape Camp, there are no sleeping bags, no mosquito repellent and no wake-up songs. Rather, it is a behind-the-scenes three-day wine and food adventure designed to explore the fine craft of taking winegrapes from the vineyard to the bottle and more. Produced by Sonoma County Winegrape Commission and Relish Culinary Adventures, this camp offers consumers hands-on experience harvesting grapes and blending wine, as well as exclusive access to influential grape growers, winemakers and chefs who help make Sonoma County wine country a world-class destination. “There was an incredible lineup of first-rate venues and celebrity-level hosts and speakers,” said 2008 camper Steve Edison, of Thousand Oaks, Calif. “I really felt like an insider.” The third annual Grape Camp will take place during the exciting harvest season, September 21-23. Camp highlights include an outdoor vineyard reception dinner overlooking the Russian River Valley at Arista Winery; a tour and tasting at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards and lunch at St. Francis Winery in Sonoma Valley. Campers will also enjoy a hands-on team pizza-making contest at Relish Culinary Adventures in Healdsburg, as well an al fresco dinner feast overlooking the Alexander Valley at the home of Tom Klein, owner of Rodney Strong Vineyards. There will also be a Spanish harvest lunch at Marimar Estate in the Green Valley region prepared by winery owner Marimar Torres. Finally, campers will blend their own wine at Stonestreet Winery, under the direction of master winemaker Graham Weerts. Tuition is $1,750 per person for each couple ($150 single supplement) that includes two nights hotel stay at the luxurious Vintners Inn, and all meals, seminars, transportation and activities listed on the camp schedule. There is an optional $125 per person grower/vintner graduation camp dinner at John Ash & Co., with noted winegrape grower Steve Sangicomo and celebrity winemaker Greg LaFollette of Tandem Winery, with an additional night at the Vintners Inn for $250. For more information, camp schedule and registration, visit www.SonomaGrapeCamp.com or call (707) 522-5860. For more information about Sonoma County Winegrape Commission and its programs, visit www.sonomawinegrape.org.

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Ferrari-Carano Opens a Tasting Room on the Healdsburg Plaza – Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique
Limited Release wines, as well as cheese pairings featuring handselected, seasonal artisan cheeses from local purveyors are featured. Plans to include future food pairings showcasing specialty chocolates and imported Italian delicacies such as bruschetteria, cured olives, local breads and other local fare are being considered. In addition to wine tasting, Seasons of the Vineyard is a shopper’s paradise, offering unique home decor and gifts so that visitors may take a little bit of wine country living home – home décor such as decorative lamps, beautiful wine country artwork and mirrors, ceramic tableware, linens, and imported vases and decorative pieces, to name a few. Says owner Rhonda Carano, “I wanted to create a stylish, unique space – a relaxed atmosphere visitors can discover and where friends can meet to shop and taste some difficult-to-find wines they might not otherwise have access to, along with showcasing foods from local, artisan producers. Friends … family … wine … food … our wine country living philosophy is based on these things.” Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard is open Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is located at 113 Plaza Street, Healdsburg. For more information, call (707) 431-2222 or visit at www.seasonsofthevineyard.com.

Don and Rhonda Carano of Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery and Lazy Creek Vineyards announce the opening of their new tasting room on the Healdsburg Plaza, Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique. Seasons of the Vineyard, which originally opened in 2000 as a popular wine country home décor boutique, closed for renovations in January, 2009. Re-opened on April 20, Seasons of the Vineyard reflects the wine country lifestyle, offering, for the first time ever, hand-picked wine tasting flights and food pairings of Ferrari-Carano, PreVail and Lazy Creek Vineyards wines, as well as unique home décor and gifts. Located on the quaint and stylish, tree-lined Healdsburg Plaza in northern Sonoma County, Seasons of the Vineyard has been completely renovated to accommodate a relaxed, sit-down wine tasting experience. Highlights of the remodeled interior include a 20foot tasting bar with a Vettrazo Amber sustainable countertop made from used bottles and old windows, a one-of-a-kind rod iron chandelier with hanging, lit Italian glass wine jugs that suspends over the tasting bar, newly-exposed floor to ceiling brick walls, and a beautiful, original tin ceiling of the restored building, circa 1833. Visitors may choose from various wine tasting options. Wine flights of Ferrari-Carano, PreVail and Lazy Creek Vineyards Classic and

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Tickets are On Sale for 19th Annual Summer Concert Series at Rodney Strong Vineyards
Celebrating their 50-year anniversary of making wine, Rodney Strong Vineyards is proud to announce a stellar musical line-up for its 19th Annual Summer Concert Series at Rodney Strong Vineyards, presented by KJZY and Good Neighbor Pharmacy. This year’s schedule is highlighted by a special engagement featuring an Up Close and Personal concert from Daryl Hall and John Oates, the top selling duo in the history of music, whose “rock and soul” sound garnered #1 hits such as “Rich Girl,” “Sara Smile” and “Maneater.” Surrounded by acres of beautiful vineyards, guests will be treated to some of the top performers in contemporary music while picnicking at the winery’s intimate concert venue, The Green. For concert tickets and season passes, visit www.omegaevents.com/rodneystrong or call (707) 869-1595. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Rodney Strong Vineyards Tasting Room. The 2009 Season Pass includes four shows (August 22 excluded), and offers exclusive benefits such as the same reserved seat for all concerts, commemorative gifts and early announcements on future engagements. Bring a picnic meal to enjoy with friends on The Green or purchase an assortment of prepared foods from local purveyors who will be onsite. You may also purchase any of Rodney Strong Vineyards’ wines as well as choose from an array of non-alcoholic beverages. White wines include Sauvignon Blanc and several Chardonnays; red wines include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignons and Zinfandel. Rodney Strong Vineyards Wine Club members enjoy an exclusive reception before the shows and at intermission as well as $5 discount on each ticket price. Wine Club tickets must be purchased through Rodney Strong Vineyards by calling 1-866-779-4637. No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed into the venue. Low-back chairs or blankets are recommended for all lawn seating. No high back chairs or umbrellas. Parking is complimentary and attendants will point the way. The famous Russian River fog usually arrives in the early evening, so attendees are advised to bring jackets and sweaters, or guests can purchase specially logo’d t-shirts and sweatshirts at the show. Rodney Strong Vineyards is located at 11455 Old Redwood Highway, off Highway 101 just south of the town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County.

Saturday, June 27 – Peter White and Mindi Abair
Jazz guitarist Peter White’s lyrical lines and musical inventiveness are a joy to listen to. The Englishman’s charm and playfulness comes through in his music, giving his style of smooth jazz a liveliness that others in the genre lack. Pop-inspired saxophonist Mindi Abair has attracted many new, young listeners to the genre, with her heavy emphasis on the sounds of R&B and dance music as well as pop and rock. Doors open at 4 p.m. Show starts at 5 p.m. VIP tickets are $70, general admission is $45.

Saturday, August 22 – The KRUSH Presents: Susan Tedeschi and JJ Grey & Mofro
The music world hasn’t taken its eyes off Susan Tedeschi since she burst on the scene in 1998 with “Just Won’t Burn,” achieving gold status and winning Tedeschi a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Tedeschi’s newest release “Back To The River” features husband and slide guitarist Derek Trucks, who she often tours with when not raising her family in Gainesville. Much of JJ Grey & Mofro’s music emotes a raw, yet contemporary, swamp rock ambiance, yet still possesses elements of southern rock, soul, R&B, folk, gospel, blues and especially funk. Doors open at 4 p.m. Show starts at 5 p.m. VIP tickets are $70, general admission is $45.

Susan Tedeschi

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Saturday, July 11 – The Rippingtons and Craig Chaquico
The Rippingtons are led by guitarist Russ Freeman and features a dynamic group of solo artists, each a consummate musician in his own right. Each member, past and present, has also performed in music realms outside of Mindi Abair jazz, making The Rippingtons collaborations multifaceted explorations of diverse styles and rhythms. Craig Chaquico gives credence to the oxymoron “rock and roll prodigy,” having written his first song at age 12, eventually joining the Bay Area supergroup Jefferson Airplane. In the early ’90s, Chaquico branched out as a solo artist and his records were instant hits in the contemporary jazz genre, earning him several #1 records. Doors open at 4 p.m. Show starts at 5 p.m. VIP tickets are $70, general admission is $45.

Monday, September 7 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Up Close and Personal Tour
From their first hit, 1974’s “She’s Gone,” through their heyday of stardom in the ’80s, Daryl Hall and John Oates’s smooth, catchy take on Philly soul brought them enormous commercial success – including eight #1 singles and 60 million records sold, ranking them as the topselling duo in the history of music. In celebration of 50 years making incredible wines, Rodney Strong Vineyards is proud to close it’s 19th Concert Season with an afternoon of timeless hits from Hall & Oates, including “Rich Girl,” “Maneater,” “Sara Smile,” “Kiss On My List,” and “One On One.” Doors open at 3 p.m. Show starts at 4 p.m. VIP tickets are $110, general admission is $75.

Saturday, August 8 – Guitars & Saxes 2009 featuring Euge Groove, Jeff Golub, Jeff Lorber and Jessy J
Guitars and Saxes is one of the hottest annual jazz tours, and this year the musical jaunt is headlined by saxman Euge Groove, whose recent records have topped the contemporary jazz charts. Guitars & Saxes is high energy jazz, so bring your dancin’ shoes. Doors open at 4 p.m. Show starts at 5 p.m. VIP tickets are $70, general admission is $45.

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HEALDSBURG
UPCOMING EVENTS
See page 16 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event information

ONGOING – Perfume Rose Harvest Tours and Special Events – at The Russian River Rose Company, Healdsburg, visit www.russian-river-rose.com or call 707-433-7455 MAY 1 - MAY 31 – A Perfect Pairing – “Art at the Source” and “Wine Road” present fine artwork at various Wine Road locations; www.wineroad.com, www.artatthesource.org or 800-723-6336 MAY 21 - 23 – Healdsburg Future Farmers Country Fair and Twilight Parade – Healdsburg Recreation Park, on University & Piper Streets. Parade at 6 pm Thursday, 707-433-1112 MAY 23 – 2nd Annual Petanque Party – Michel-Schlumberger Winery, petanque, limited-release wines, live music, nibble, 2-5pm, $45, RSVP www.michelschlumberger.com or call 707-433-7427 MAY 23 – Pinot and Paella Tasting – Arista Winery, taste new 2007 wines and upcoming 2008 wines from the barrel. $50 Tickets are limited, www.aristawinery.com or call 707-473-0606 MAY 24 – Memorial Day Weekend Antique Fair – in Downtown Healdsburg's Plaza Park. Sunday, May 24. From 9am-5pm. Free. Sponsored by Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society, 707-578-7772 MAY 29 – Cooking Local class series; ‘How to Make Pasta’ – hosted by Bovolo Restaurant, dine on what you made, with wines, 6-8:30pm, $59, www.bovolorestaurant.com or call 707-431-2962

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MAY 29 - JUNE 7 – 11th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival – www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org or call 707-433-4644 MAY 30 – Mugnaini Wood-Fired Oven Cooking Classes – Lambert Bridge Winery, recommend reserving your place early! 11am-2pm, www.lambertbridge.com, 800-975-0555 x13 MAY 30 & 31 – ‘Alice in Woderland’ – presented by Teresa Lubarsky's Healdsburg Ballet, at the Raven Performing Arts Theater, $15/$10, www.healdsburgballet.com, 707-431-7617 MAY 31 – Timber Crest Farms Neighborhood Celebration – Timber Crest Farms, 10+ small familyowned wine producers, food & music, 11am-4pm, $50, www.timbercrest.com, 707-433-0422

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Gloria Ferrer Announces Steven Urberg as Winemaker
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards announced the promotion of Steven Urberg as winemaker, where he will continue to work side by side with Director of Winemaking Bob Iantosca. Steven Urberg, who holds a Masters in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and has studied graduate level enology at the University of California, Davis, has been crafting Gloria Ferrer wines with Iantosca since 2001. His strong science background, finely tuned sense of focus and passion for detail will be indispensable in continuing to craft a portfolio of Gloria Ferrer sparkling and still wines designed to complement a variety of food flavors. Urberg embraces the discipline and challenges of developing sparkling wines from the fruit to the bottle. This promotion leverages him to even better integrate his scientific background with the artistry of winemaking. “Just like woodworking, cooking or gardening, winemaking is the art of creating something aesthetically pleasing that is meant to be enjoyed – all the way from vineyard to barrel to glass. With this new role as winemaker, I can continue to experiment with the perfect balance.” Urberg is pleased to continue his collaboration with Iantosca and Vineyard Manager Mike Crumly, a team whose wines have garnered more award-winning California sparkling wines than any other California sparkling winegrowing team. Throughout the past 23 years, Gloria Ferrer has experimented with more than 40 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir clones, many of which have been shared with UC Davis,

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Winemaker Steven Urberg on the left accompanied by Director of Winemaking Bob Iantosca toasting to their continued partnership in excellence at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards.

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and have led the winery to expand its repertoire to include intensely flavorful cool-climate still wines. The promotion of Urberg will further the culture of excellence at Gloria Ferrer by promoting winemaking expertise that is founded on a commitment to experimentation and a desire to capture the full expression of the distinctive Carneros terroir in wines made to pair perfectly with food.

About Gloria Ferrer
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards was the first sparkling wine house established in Carneros, with vineyard land purchased in 1982 by the Ferrer family of Catalonia, Spain. Carneros is the ideal location for cool climate grapes such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the traditional Champagne grapes, as well as Merlot and Syrah. Today, the Gloria Ferrer estate is home to 335 acres of grapevines, cultivated for both sparkling and still wines. Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is located at 23555 Carneros Highway (121) in Sonoma, California. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 996-7256 or visit the website at www.gloriaferrer.com. Gloria Ferrer will be hosting its 17th annual Catalán festival, Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and 19th, in honor of the winery’s Spanish heritage and the unique spirit of Catalonia. Visit the website for tickets and more information.

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Winemaker Profile: VJB Vineyards & Cellars

TOM FOSTER
by Kathleen Hill

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inemaker Tom Foster considers it a privilege to work in the truly family atmosphere of VJB Vineyards & Cellars in Kenwood. Owner Henry Belmonte named the winery in honor of his late brother, Victor Joseph Belmonte, and stresses a commitment to making outstanding wine and creating an extraordinary experience. Henry’s father, Vittorio, whose presence at the winery lends the creditability of making truly authentic Italian wines, often says he “grew up making wine like my grandfather and father did, living off the land” near Bonito, Italy. Winemaker Foster isn’t Italian, but is appreciative of the families’ old world views, in creating not only outstanding Italian varietals but complex and structured Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Syrah. He moved to Napa at age nine and began to work in William Hill’s cellar right out of high school in the early ’90s. “I was a cellar rat – dragging hoses and topping, and started to learn about the steps of making wine.

“In 1992, I joined Nils Venge at Groth and again worked in the cellar.” Working at Groth Vineyards & Winery in the Napa Valley gave Foster the opportunity to take classes at Napa College, from which he transferred to U.C. Davis to study biochemistry. Winemaking had already seduced him, though, and Foster graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in Fermentation Science. Before and after graduation Foster had the good fortune to work with Genevieve Janssens at the Mondavi-Rothschild Opus One, followed by a stint as assistant winemaker at Edgewood Estate winery south of St. Helena where Hall Winery is now. Foster’s next professional move was a fortuitous one to Folie à Deux, originally the brainchild of two psychiatrists, whose colleagues said they were two batty guys proving their craziness by starting the winery. There Foster was able to work with renowned winemaker, Dr. Richard Peterson. Before joining the Belmonte and VJB Vineyards & Cellars Family, Foster consulted for Lewis Cellars and Quail Ridge. Foster says, “VJB Vineyards & Cellars is all about family and they invite everyone to be part of the

family. Everyone is hands on and everyone carries the passion and reverence for what this brand stands for: small production, highquality wines with each wine telling a story. My desire is to build on the foundation of wines at VJB Vineyards & Cellars. They have the right tools, a fantastically diverse portfolio of varietals, and great vineyards. I enjoy working with Henry, Vittorio and everyone at VJB Vineyards & Cellars and I am very excited about this project. I am passionate about wine and I love what I do.” Meanwhile, Foster and wife Diana have produced son Augie and daughter Helen. Foster has a few other passions as well, including woodworking in his garage, and “I am a Formula 1 fanatic.” Foster hopes to race his 1966 Mustang Fastback someday and is happy to get up in the wee hours to watch a race. Check him out at www.vjbcellars.com. VJB Vineyards & Cellars is at 9077Sonoma Highway in Kenwood. Visit the tasting room, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The espresso and pastry bar, located in the Kenwood tasting room, opens daily at 7 a.m. For more information, call (707) 833-2300.

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Enoteca

WINE TASTING, SALES & HOME ACCESSORIES

– 12 Wineries – One Great Place
35 East Napa Street, Sonoma (707) 935-1200 www.sonoma-enoteca.com

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Kim Rivers Roberts and Scott Roberts outside their flood-damaged home in New Orleans in the Oscar-nominated documentary TROUBLE THE WATER, a film by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. A Zeitgeist Films release. Photo submitted.

Johnny Cash, in a scene from Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music. Photo credit: Bob Elfstrom

2009 Mendocino Film Festival: A Growing Reputation of Excellence
Cannes, Telluride, Sundance . . . and Mendocino! In the universe of film festivals, there is a world class contender right in our back yard. The Mendocino Film Festival has a growing reputation as the "go-to" of intimate festivals, and the 2009 Festival will add to this renown. Coming to Mendocino on May 29th - 31st, it features an outstanding lineup of independent films, special events and attending filmmakers, beginning with an Opening Night Party on Friday, May 29th. There are many exceptional offerings this year and sold out screenings are expected, so early ticket purchase is recommended. There are recognized veterans in the line-up, including Jon Else (Eyes on the Prize, Day After Trinity) screening Wonders Are Many; Bob Elfstrom (receiving the Albert Maysles Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking) screening his classic 1969 film Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music; and Kevin Rafferty (Atomic Café) with Harvard Beats Yale 29-29. Talented emerging filmmakers with cutting edge stories from around the world are also represented, includingOne Way (Afghanistan), Nutkin’s Last Stand (US/England) and the animated masterpiece Azur and Asmar (France). Other highlights include films on unforgettable characters (Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, Trouble the Water, The Brothers Warner); the lives of artists (This Dust of Words, Shadow & Light, Archeology of Memory); important issues of our times (Dirt! The Movie, The World We Want) great music (Always Been a Rambler [having its world premiere at the Festival], Waiting for a Train) and stories to delight and entertain (Greetings From the Shore, Eating Alaska, Dot.Com, and shorts program Vive l’Amour). A new part-time resident to the coast, screenwriter Audrey Wells, will be the guest for conversation over coffee at the Little River Inn to talk about her work as a screenwriter and director (Under the Tuscan Sun) in Hollywood. For more information about the Mendocino Film Festival, to buy tickets, or to join the mailing list, go to MendocinoFilmFestival.org, or contact the office at (707) 937-0171. The Festival program is also available at various locations on the coast, as well as at the web site and the Festival office.

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La Luna Fridays Return to Murrieta’s Well Winery
Fine Wine, Inspired Cuisine & Music Under the Full Moon
This spring, Murrieta’s Well Winery welcomes the return of La Luna Fridays, which take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Friday closest to the full moon of each month, May through October. The events feature Spanish-inspired tapas and Murrieta’s Well wines served on the terrace under the light of the full moon, accompanied by a new live musical performance every month. Tickets are $55 for the general public and $45 for Silver Spur members. Reservations are required. Catering services are provided by Wente Vineyards. Tapas and wine service 6 to 7:30 p.m., wine sales by the bottle until 8:45 p.m., music until 9 p.m. “During the warm summer evenings in Livermore Valley, La Luna Fridays offer a special and romantic way to kick off the weekend,” says Phil Wente, co-founder of Murrieta’s Well Winery. “The delicious wine and tapas, elegant surroundings, and engaging music create a unique wine country way to end the work week.” La Luna Fridays 2009 Schedule and Musical Line-up: • June 5th – Hurricane Band • July 17th – Blue Bottle Band • August 7th – Tomas Michaud, Spanish Guitar • September 4th – Paul Snagg, Steel Drums • October 2nd – Top Secret Band Murrieta’s Well Winery was established in 1990, when Fourth Generation Winemaker Philip Wente and Winemaker Sergio Traverso revived the historic winery established by Livermore Valley Pioneer Louis Mel. Today, Murrieta’s Well is an elite wine estate defined by its distinctive blended wines, stunning location, and rich history that began in California’s Gold Rush era. Set in the heart of the Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), as well as the greater San Francisco Bay AVA, the winery is 35 miles east of San Francisco. Surrounded by vineyards, the serene, idyllic location of Murrieta’s Well has a sense of timeless romanticism. Today Murrieta’s Well grows eleven varietals, nine red and two white, on 92-acres of sustainably farmed vineyards. For reservations, directions, or more information, call (925) 4562395 or visit www.murrietaswell.com.

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EXCITING DESTINATION IN CALIFORNIA WINE

Zinfandel is considered California’s grape, and in Lodi Zinfandel is the king. Nestled between the Sierra Foothills and the San Francisco Bay Delta, Lodi offers the ideal climate for producing ripe fullflavored Zins. The distinctive delta bay breezes cool the region in the afternoon and evenings creating characteristic Lodi Zinfandel – ripe forward fruit with soft polished tannins. Dating back to the late 1800s, Lodi has a long proud history of producing some of the finest Zinfandel grapes in the state. Growers, vintners, and consumers from around the world are quickly discovering the distinctive character of Lodi Zinfandel. www.lodiwine.com

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Michael-David Winery Celebrates 25 Years
Debuts Newly Renovated Tasting Room
Michael-David, Lodi’s pioneering winery, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this month. The winery, owned by Michael and David Phillips, will host an anniversary event on May 30-31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy wine, food, music, bocce ball and discounted prices on select Michael-David wines. For those who would like to take home a piece of history, the winery will be releasing its 25th Anniversary Lodi Syrah at a special price of $25 for two bottles of this limited wine. This unique bottling captures two of the first varietals bottled by Michael-David Winery, Syrah and Carignane, which both have a rich history in the Phillips family winemaking history. “It’s been 25 years of hard work, but worth every minute! The wine business is a great business to be in and we’ve met a lot of really nice people all over the country. I am proud to show off our Lodi wines and to see the recognition that Lodi is receiving because of the quality of the wines that the region is producing,” comments Michael Phillips, winery co-owner. Kevin Phillips, Michael’s son, has also taken a very active role in the family business as well. He manages all of the vineyards and makes sure that the winery’s meticulous farming practices are of the highest standard. He is also very active on the wine production side. His passion for the wine business is a result of growing up in and around the family’s vineyards. The anniversary event will also be the debut of the newly renovated Michael-David tasting room, located on Highway 12 in Lodi. The new tasting bar features natural granite countertops, blown glass pendant lighting, colored concrete floors, and a dramatic, exposed vaulted ceiling which was previously covered by a storage area. Adjacent to the tasting room, the winery offers a picturesque picnic setting shaded by olive trees, and an area with bocce ball and picnic tables. The weekend’s festivities will include musical entertainment from “Big Booty Bob and The Backside Kickers,” a local Lodi band that specializes in classic rock and roll, blended with smoky blues and spiced up with some jazz. Gourmet cuisine will be provided by Papapavlos Restaurant from Stockton, Calif. Michael and David have more than 400 acres of vineyards in Lodi. They pride themselves on their meticulous farming practices, which result in superior quality in the bottle. Their hard work has paid off and the wines regularly take top awards in wine competitions nationwide. In addition to the Earthquake reserve-tier wines, other collections under Michael-David Winery include: 7 Deadly Zins, 7 Heavenly Chards, 6th Sense Syrah, Incognito, Petite Petit, and a new line of top tier Lodi wines. Michael-David Winery is located one mile east of Interstate 5 on Highway 12 in Lodi. For additional information, call (209) 368-7384 or visit the website at www.MichaelDavidWinery.com.

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Local Pottery Exhibit in at Sarah’s Vineyard
Sarah’s Vineyard, located on Hecker Pass near Mount Madonna, is pleased to announce the exhibition of local potter Jerry Hurst’s work for the month of May. His unique creations are the highlight of the new art gallery adjoining the tasting room. Work by the Santa Cruz County Oil Painters Association is also on display.

Spring BBQ, June 6, 6:30 til 9:30pm
Sarah’s Vineyard will hold its annual Spring BBQ for club members and guests. To be held Saturday, June 6 in the evening, this gala affair features a fabulous array of grilled foods, including chicken, pork and beef. The celebration will include live rowdy folk music, three food stations, bocce and other entertainment, set in the scenic vineyards amongst the bucolic foothills of the Santa Clara Valley. For reservations, visit the online wine shop or call the tasting room at (408) 847-1947.

From the Library: 2004 Pinot Noir Reserve
Pinot lovers, you are in luck! Proprietor Tim Slater just found 12 cases of the highly popular 2004 Pinot Noir Reserve at a local wine warehouse. Offered at $32 a bottle to Wine Club Members, first come first served.

Shop Online at SarahsVineyard.com
It is now far easier to order Sarah’s Vineyard’s artisanal Burgundian and Rhône wines online. The website also allows you to sign up for the wine club, so refer a friend today. Take a look at www.sarahsvineyard.com and click on Wine Shop.

About Sarah’s Vineyard
Sarah’s Vineyard believes that “Wine is Music from the Vineyard,” and offers a symphony of hand-crafted wines, sourced from premium vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains as well as from the estate vineyard. Success over the years with locally grown Rhone varietals inspired the planting of Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Syrah, Counoise and Grenache at the estate site. These will complement their award-winning Burgundian varietals, also grown on the 28-acre estate near Mount Madonna. Sarah’s Vineyard is conveniently located at 4005 Hecker Pass Highway, just 30 minutes from Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz and Monterey. Ample picnic facilities and regulation bocce courts are available. For the latest events at Sarah’s Vineyard, visit the website at www.sarahsvineyard.com. For more information, call 1-877-44PINOT.

Vintner’s Festival: June 13 & 14
Sarah’s Vineyard will take part in the Eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrower’s Association’s annual Vintner’s Festival celebration, June 13 & 14, with special wine selections, food and art exhibit.

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Anne & Dave Moulton, owners

The old schoolhouse Michelle in the tasting room

Tasting Room of the Week:

BURRELL SCHOOL VINEYARDS
by Laura Ness
There is something homey and familiar about the historic red schoolhouse perched high on a hill overlooking the bucolic Santa Cruz Mountains. This beautiful old structure dates back to 1890, an enduring monument. She survived the 1906 earthquake, the devastating Lexington fires of the early ’80s, the Loma Prieta quake of 1989 and the Summit fire of 2008. In this one room schoolhouse, hundreds of kids learned their ABCs, read their first books, learned how many apples were in a dozen, had their first crushes and wrote their first Valentines. They graduated proudly, going on to make their way in the world. After the schoolhouse bid goodbye to its last class in 1954, it sat lonely and abandoned until owners Anne and Dave Moulton purchased it in 1973. It became, once again, a place filled with children’s laughter as they raised their two daughters here. In 1990, Anne began planting the vineyard that produces the winery’s rich and powerful Estate “Teacher’s Pet” Chardonnay, named in her honor. “I put 2200 sticks in the ground, dreaming of the day when I could walk through the vineyard with a glass in my hand, drinking the fruits of my labors,” she says with a satisfied smile. You’ll smile too as you sip this golden elixir, watching the sun on the vines from the deck of the tasting room which was the teachers’ carriage house in the old days. This is the easiest winery to get to; just five minutes from Highway 17, and it’s a perfect place to spend a picnic-type of afternoon, basking in the sun-drenched vistas. In the cheery tasting room, all the wines have school names, like the raspberry-chocolate cake “Principal’s Choice” Pinot Noir, the Bing cherry-espresso “Honor Roll” Merlot and the elegant, smooth “Valedictorian.” The “Spring Break” Syrah is rich with smokey bacon and ham, and the “Extra Credit” Cabernet Franc is a velvety smooth raspberry-ginger mousse. The winery motto is, “I promise to sip my wine,” and it is written in dozens of languages on a series of chalkboards behind the bar. If visitors fail to see their mother tongue on the boards, they are invited to add their very own translation of the phrase. Sometimes visiting “students” will make corrections to previous renderings. One day, a gentleman from Canada stood scanning the list; “I don’t see Canadian,” he observed. After further perusal, he spied “I promise to sip my wine, eh!” and grinned from ear to ear as he savored a healthy dollop of the mountain spicy “Dean’s List” Cabernet. Come, learn how to sip – and savor – the magic of the Santa Cruz Mountains at one of the most fun and educational tasting rooms you’ll find anywhere. You’ll truly experience “wines at the head of their class.” You’ll find out why Burrell School Club members say, “School was never this much fun!” Burrell School Vineyards & Winery is at 24060 Summit Road in Los Gatos. The tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Phone (408) 353-6290 for more information.

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Fine Dining
Cafe Fina – A Favorite Among Visitors, Locals
by Katie Perry
ld black-and-white family photos line the venue’s narrow walls, pointing like an arrow to the blue harbor that glistens through the clear windows below. Italian music hums in the background as the aroma of garlic and roasted tomatoes pervades the senses. Upon stepping through the doors of Café Fina, it’s instantly perceptible why this venerable restaurant on Monterey’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Providing a peek into owner Dominic Mercurio’s family history, this quaint restaurant boasts tradition in every element, from its serene oceanfront setting to its savory cuisine. “Coming from a Sicilian background and a fishing family, the influence came from being around the kitchen with my family. It came naturally,” Mercurio says. The pleasurable dining experience at Café Fina is a testament to the owner’s innate restaurateur talents. Since 1989, Mercurio has been serving homemade pasta and fresh fish out of the esteemed two-story location, which formerly housed one of the many canneries along the peninsula. “My goal is to serve local fish from Monterey,” he explains. Having fished with his father in Alaska for 19 summers in a row in earlier years, he adds, “I know what fresh fish is supposed to be like.” He also knows how to compile a menu of truly flavorful dishes, such as his calamari appetizer with homemade tartar sauce, a special risotto of salmon and peas, and tasty shrimp and crab ravioli in a light pesto cream sauce. Another dish that’s a big hit: the cioppino. “We do it in a light tomato broth with clams, mussels, prawns, scallops and calamari, with a touch of saffron. The only thing we do that’s not traditional is put a little linguini in the bottom. It’s unbelievable,” Mercurio smiles. And in celebrating his Italian heritage with a menu of signature dishes, he adheres to the local theme by using only the freshest vegetables, harvested from none other than his own garden. “I grow 17 different varieties of tomatoes, five different kinds of zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, watermelons, cucumbers and all the herbs. Everything is organic,”

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Mercurio says. With crisp ingredients straight from the vine, it’s no wonder that the tomato caprese salad is another tasty delight and a must-have menu item during the summer months. For more information or to make a reservation, call Café Fina at (831) 372-5200 or visit www.cafefina.com.

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One-of-A-Kind – Thérèse Martin … Winemaker In Balance
by Fred Gillaspy
Thérèse and Dan Martin haven’t always been winemakers. Their first exposure to the wine world came while in the grocery business in Corralitos and Soquel, near Monterey Bay, just south of San Francisco, where they grew to appreciate fine wines, meeting many of the local winemakers in the growing Santa Cruz Mountains wine appellation. Then, the Loma Prieta earthquake rumbled through their lives on the early evening of October 17, 1989. With devastating damage to their stores and “rumblings” of their own to get into something new and different, the Martins began to grow wine grapes on 11 acres of their property, located at the southern tip of the Santa Cruz Mountains, in a canyon ten miles west of Gilroy. With the high quality of wines coming from nearby Bates Ranch fruit, and with the advice of winemaking and growing friends validating their hunches, Thérèse and Dan planted their first vines. Before too long, in the early ’90s they were selling fruit to acclaimed winemakers in the region under the name Harvest Moon Vineyards. As they established themselves as growers, the Martins had no plans to become winemakers, until a few years later when another “temblor” rocked their plans – a major fruit contract collapsed and the Martins were left with tons of wonderful grapes and no buyer. What then followed depicts the early beginnings of what has evolved into Martin Ranch Winery today. With all of the great wines now from wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains lately, there are few women winemakers making them, and there are even fewer women anywhere quite like Thérèse Martin. Thérèse is genuinely one-of-a-kind. She’s dynamic. She’s dedicated to her craft. And, between nurturing and selecting just the right fruit from her estate vines for her own Martin Ranch Thérèse Vineyards wines, tending to her chickens in the early hours of dawn, growing hundreds of heirloom tomatoes in her quarter-acre garden, cooking gourmet meals from original recipes and entertaining visitors and wine club members on selected weekends year-round, amazingly, Thérèse keeps her karma, and her focus in balance. For Thérèse, it’s all about balance … in life, and with her wines – bold reds brimming with personality, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Nebbiolo and an occasional Cabernet Franc (only when the fruit is “absolutely perfect”) – showing the characteristics of the varietals well, with subtle berry and spice notes and soft, lingering tannins on their finish. With a keen sense of balancing art and chemistry, making great wines that people enjoy, and garnering the awards and accolades that come with such talent, it all seems to come naturally to Thérèse. In fact, Thérèse’s passion for life and respect for the earth is evident in just about everything she does. “Treat it right and it will treat you right in turn,” she says with enthusiasm. So, what will tomorrow bring for Thérèse Martin? Keep an eye on Martin Ranch Winery as only time can tell! Martin Ranch is located at 6675 Redwood Retreat Road in Gilroy. You can visit the winery on the third weekend of each month from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (408) 842-9197 or visit the website at www.martinranchwinery.com.

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La Honda Winery Vinters’ Festival Mid-Peninsula Wine Gala
Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14 in Redwood City Award-Winning Wines, Acoustic Guitar, Appetizers, Arts & Crafts
La Honda Winery, located in the heart of the San Francisco MidPeninsula in Redwood City, will ceremoniously open the doors of its elegant new winery and tasting room to the public on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14 as one of the exclusive “Eastern Side” destinations of the Santa Cruz Mountains Vintners’ Festival at its first annual Mid-Peninsula Wine Gala. Complementing other winery and restaurant venues in the area that will be open for the event that weekend and the weekend prior, La Honda Winery will be pouring a selection of its award-winning wines, and will also be host to the winemakers and exceptional wines of Kings Mountain Winery and Michael Martella Wines – a perfect trio of noted wineries from the renowned northern Santa Cruz Mountains wine region – all in one central and easily accessed location, near I-280, El Camino Real, and Highways 101 and 84. Sauvignon wines at the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, to yet another gold medal for the Lonehawk, as well as gold for La Honda’s 2006 Villa Colina Merlot in Appellation America’s Best of the Appellation 2008 tastings. At the La Honda Winery Vintners’ Festival Mid-Peninsula Wine Gala this June, Wornick will personally pour his recent award-winners, as well as other current and new

Savor Great Wines From Three Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries
La Honda Winery’s winemaker Ken Wornick has an impressive and lengthy history of managing small, private vineyards bearing exceptional fruit in the region, with his first commercial wine releases debuting only recently. With these wines, La Honda has quickly established itself as a preeminent force in quality winemaking, garnering numerous accolades – from “best of class” and “double gold” medals for its 2006 Naylor’s Dry Hole and 2006 Lonehawk Vineyard Cabernet

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Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Art & Wine Celebration
The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the 5th Annual Art & Wine Celebration on June 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carmel Valley. The celebration will showcase more than 60 artists, local wines and strolling musicians with restaurants, shops and galleries throughout the Village. This year, the Chamber has chosen to feature a piece of art from Shelley Aliotti, photographer and graphic designer called Art on the Vine to represent the Celebration in the marketing collateral and media pieces. The 5th Annual Art & Wine Celebration in Carmel Valley highlights art exhibits that line the streets throughout the Village, including plein air artists, photographers, jewelry designers and an assortment of local crafts. Fine art galleries, antique shops, boutiques and a fine selection of cafes and restaurants will welcome quests in the quaint surroundings while local musicians fill the air with live music. Some of the live entertainment includes: The Money Band, Simple Pleasures and Kiki Whitman who will play on three stages each located at Del Fino Place, Center Street and White Oaks Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. For those who enjoy whetting their palette, wine tastings can be purchased throughout the Village on the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person which includes five tickets for wine tasting and a keepsake wineglass. Additional wine tickets are available for purchase. Join the Chamber in celebrating some of the wonderful sights, tastes and talent the verdant Valley has to offer! The Chamber supports the green imitative and encourages attendees to carpool or ride the Grapevine Express, compliments of Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce. Parking is available but is minimal. For more information, visit www.carmelvalleychamber.com.

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NAPA VALLEY
A Dozen Vintners – 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 Acacia Vineyard – 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa; 707 226-9991 Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Ahnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460 Amuse Bouche Winery – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Daily 10-6, Tuesdays 11-8 Daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Caldwell – 169 Kruzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30 Thu-Mon 12-5 Daily 10-6 Open daily 10:30-4 Open daily 10-5 Open Mon-Sat 10-5 Open daily 9:30-6 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 12-6, Th-Sat 12-10 Open by appointment only Open Tue-Sat by appointment Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 9:30-4 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4

« CALISTOGA CELLARS – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-7422 Gifts, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings « CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Cardinale – 7585 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2643 Cartlidge & Brown – 205 Jim Oswald Way, American Canyon; 707 552-5199 x215 « CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783 Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointments « CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended Caymus Vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010 Ceja Vineyards – 1016 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-3954 Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136 Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 Charles Krug Winery – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229 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 Chateau Potelle – 3875 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 255-9440x18 Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Clare Luce Abbey – 2893 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-7431 Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642

I « ANDRETTI W INE RY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 888 460-8463 Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs « ARG ER - MA RTUC CI – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334 Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings

Arns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429 « ARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Atalon – 3299 Bennett Lane, Calistoga; 1-800-224-4090 August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 « BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Barlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742 Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075 « BEAULIEU VINEYARDS – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774 Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 « 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 Beringer Vineyards – 2000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-4412 « BENNETT LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 « BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Blair Estate – 4115 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8283 Boeschan – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674 Bouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976 Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 Boyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353 Brown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2453 Buehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 963-2155 Burgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4766 Cafaro Cellars – St. Helena Cain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616 Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222 Calafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114

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« CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-9100 Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707 Cornerstone Cellars – Napa Corison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826 Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Cuvaison Estate Wines – 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 David Fulton – 825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-0719 Del Dotto Vineyards – 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 di Rosa Preserve – 5200 Carneros Hwy 121, Napa; 707 226-5991 Diamond Oaks – 1595 Oakville Grade, Oakville; 707 948-3000 Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189 « 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 – 210 Camino Oruga, Napa; 707 226-1600 Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 « DUTCH HENRY WINERY – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Cave Tours, Food Pairings Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 Ehlers Estate – 3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-5972 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open Sat 10-4, Sun-Fri 11-4 Open by appointment only Call for information; 877 686-3286 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily by appointment 9-5 Open Tu-Fr 9:30-3 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment, 10-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 9-4 Open daily 10-4

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« ELIZABETH SPENCER – 1165 Rutherfrod Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings 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 Winery – 1250 Cuttings Wharf Rd, Napa; 707 257-5300 Failla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530 Falcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Farella-Park – 2222 N. Third Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489 Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Fleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 « FLORA SPRINGS - THE ROOM – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Children & Pets OK, Picnic Area Flying Horse – 2825 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 965-1600 « FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK « FOLIO ENOTECA – 610 First Street #10, Napa; 707 256-3700 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcome ; Call ahead for Food Pairings Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only 10-3 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open Sun-Thurs 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-9

« Especially recommended by Wine Country This Week Open daily by appointment 10-4 Mon-Sat 10-6 Open daily Open by appointment only 11-4 Limited tours and tastings by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4

Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 744-0675 J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa James Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905 James Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 « JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings,, last tasting at 5:30pm « JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointment Last tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30 « JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000 Kirkland Ranch Winery – One Kirkland Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 254-9100 Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9750 Ladera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Long Meadow Ranch – 1775 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-4555

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« FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Fontanella Family – 1721 Patrick 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 Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 « FREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery Tours Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704 Gargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770 « GIRARD WINERY – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297 Tasting Fees, Gift Items Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766 Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-4437 « 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 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 Havens Wine Cellars – 2055 Hoffman Lane, Yountville; 707 261-2000 Heitz Cellars – 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 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OK, Wine Tours; Call ahead for 8 or more; Food Pairings Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open Fri-Tues 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only 10-5 Open daily 9:30-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open 11-6 Sun-Wed; 11-8 Thu-Sat Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5:15 Open by appointment Open Wed-Sun 11-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5:30 Open daily 10-6

« LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361 Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings Luna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474 MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394 McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186 Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030 « MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Mario Perelli-Menetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Mason Cellars – 714 First St, Napa; 707 255-0658 « 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 Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 « MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Morey Cellars – Napa Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295 Mount Veeder Winery – Poured at Franciscan: 1178 Galleron, Rutherford; 707 967-3830 « MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours « 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 Napa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710

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Neal Family Vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800 Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000 Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600 O’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Olabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 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 Peju – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Pheonix – Poured at Vintners Collective: 1245 Main St, 707 255-7150, open daily 11-6 Pina Cellars – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 944-2229 Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246 Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949 « PRAGER WINERY/PORT WORKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-PORT (7678) Children & Pets OK 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 Razi Winery – 3108 Silverado Trail; 707 224-4299 Redmon Family – 1185 Starr Ave, St. Helena; 707 968-9252 Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800 Reynolds Family – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661 Robert Biali – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555 Robert Craig Wine Cellars – 880 Vallejo St, 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 Pepi – 7585 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2807 Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004 « ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours at 10:30 & 11:30 Round Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 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 Open by appointment Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-4 Open Thurs-Sun 11-5 or by appt. Open by appointment Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Mon-Sat by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Mon-Sat Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open Tues-Sat 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open by appointment Weekends & holidays 10-5 Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 Open by appointment only Mon-Sat 10-5 Open Mon-Sun 11-6 Daily 10-5 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open daily by appointment 9-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open Wed-Sun 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment Fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 Sun Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Rutherford Hill – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5251 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 St. Clement Vineyards – 2867 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 800 331-8266 St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463 St. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 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 Scott Harvey – 830 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 968-9575 Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339 « 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, Nap; 707 944-2877 Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154 Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930 Silo’s Jazz & Wine Bar – 530 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5833 Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 « SILVERADO VINEYARDS – 6121 Silverado Trail, Nap; 707 257-1770 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Silver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Sky Vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391 Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283 Spelletich – 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 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477 Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272 « STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344 Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Stonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Stony Hill Vineyard – Call ahead for appointment; 707 963-2636; St. Helena Storybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310 Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646 « SUMMERS/VILLA ANDRIANA – 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 Teachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Su 10-5:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open Mon-Fri by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open 8-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment only Tues 4-7, Wed-Thurs 4-10, Fri-Sat 4-12 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30

Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990 Fri-Sun 10:30-4:30, Mon-Thu by appointment

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Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340 The Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707 Tom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267 Trahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027 Trespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804 « TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 935-3504 Truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153 Tudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947 Tulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064 Turnbull Wine Cellars – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 V Madrone – 3199 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573 « V. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130 Verismo Wines – 6795 Washington Street, Yountville; 707 944 WINE (9463) Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3816 Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995 Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292 Vintners Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485 Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 « WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 « WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 707 963-9454 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours Whitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707-942-0840 William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 « WILLIAM HILL WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment 10:30-4:30 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 12-8 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4 Open Mon-Sat 9-4 Open by appointment Open daily 9-6 Open daily 10-6

« Especially recommended by Wine Country This Week

« ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 707 433-9154 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 « ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 « ARROWOOD VNYDS & WNRY – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Gift items, Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Winery Tours at 10:30 & 2:30 « ARTESA – (at Cornerstone, tasting room) 23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707-933-8980 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children Welcomed Artiste – 435 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-1920 Audelssa Estate – 13647 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 933-8514 Balletto & Dutton-Goldfield – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 « BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tram Tours « BLACKSTONE WINERY – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings « BR COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings Bradford Mountain – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-4433 Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1266 Davis Bynum Winery – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-5852 C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Cale Cellars – (at the Wine Room) 9575 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-6131 Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Carneros Family Wineries – 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Castle Vineyards – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 996-1966 Cellar Door – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707-938-4466 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707-578-1826 « CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, 707 836-9011; Healdsburg « CHATEAU ST. JEAN – 8555 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-4134 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Chandelle Winery – 1395 Broadway at the Cellar Door in Sonoma; 707 938-4466 « CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 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 « CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Picnic Area D’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 Davis Family Vnyds – 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3858 De La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711 De Loach Vineyards – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 « Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 Art Exhibits, Tours Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 « DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

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« WINE GARAGE – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-430 Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-Thurs 11-6, Fri-Sat 10-7:30, Sun 10-6 Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798 Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046 Work Vineyard – 3190 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-0251 X Winery & Amius – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522 Yates Family Vineyard – 4723 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 226-1800 Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 « ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-4:30

SONOMA COUNTY
A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Adler Fels – 9575 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-6131 Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5

« ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525 Children Welcomed Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637

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Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30 « FERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6700 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Forchini – 5141 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8886 Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Francis Ford Coppola’s Rosso & Bianco 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Freestone Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980 « FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings « GALLO FAMILY VNYDS – Tasting Room: 320 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2458 Gift items, Vineyard Tours Gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707-473-2909; Geyser Peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, Chianti RdGeyserville; 707 857-9400 « GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Gourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Grange Sonoma – (Tasting room for boutique wineries) 23564 Arnold Dr (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707-933-8980 Grove Street – 1441 Grove St, 707 433-6734; Healdsburg Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma Hanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-4310 5333 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371 Hartford Family Wines – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-1756 Hawkes – 6734 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295 Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 « HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6491 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Huntington – 52 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-5215 Hwy 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 996-9911 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Sat-Sun 11-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Mon 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun-Thu 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Mon-Sun 10-5 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10:30-6 Landmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Larson Family – (Cornerstone, tasting room for boutique wineries) 23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707-933-3010 Larson Family – (Tasting Room at The Cellar Door) 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-6

« LEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-38100 Open daily 10-5 Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings « LIMERICK LANE – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707-433-9211 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Children & Pets OK Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 « LONGBOARD VINEYARDS – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings « LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eight St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Manzanita Creek – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052 Marimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 « MARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 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 Winery – Hwy 12 & Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Mayo Family Reserve Room – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Mayo Family– at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 « MAZZOCCO VINEYARDS – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Meeker Vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 707 823-7466 Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427 Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Moondance Cellars – at the Wine Room; 9575 Sonoma Hwy; Kenwood; 707 833-6131 « MOSAIC (formerly De Lorimier)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-2000 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707-833-0526 Nicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 « PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-Wine Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours « PARADISE RIDGE – Kenwood Tasting Room, 8860 Sonoma Hwy; 707 282-9020 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Pastori Wines – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418 Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Pellegrini Family– 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244 Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 Preston Vineyards – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 « QUIVIRA VINEYARDS – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Ravenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Open daily 10-5 Thu-Mon 11-5

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« IMAGERY ESTATE – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings « J RICKARDS WINERY – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Picnic Area, Children Welcomed J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Jacuzzi Vineyards – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8329 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 « KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours « KENDALL-JACKSON – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings « KENDALL-JACKSON – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Children & Pets OK Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Kunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, Healdsburg; 707 431-9400 Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-2999 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Tue-Sat 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Sat Sun 11-4 Fri-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 9-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-4:30

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Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4365 Richardson Winery – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Ridge/Lytton Springs – 650 Lytton Springs Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 Robert Hunter – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 Roche – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-7115 Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305 « RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Rosenblum Winery – 250 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1169 Roshambo – (Cornerstone, tasting room for boutique wineries) 23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 888-525-9463 Rosso & Bianco - 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707-696-0004 Russian River Vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 SL Cellars – 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5070 Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138 « ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674 Sapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 « SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992 « SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area « SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 Complimentary Tours & Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children Welcomed Sebastopol Vineyards – Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Seghesio Winery – 14730 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 857-3562 « SIMI WINERY – 16275 Healsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-6981 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Tours at 11 & 2 Stonestreet – 7111 Highway 128; 707 473-3333; Healdsburg Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 « SUNCÉ WINERY – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 Thumbprint Cellars – 36 North St, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Toad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 « TOPEL – Tasting Room in Healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food Pairings « TRENTADUE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 800-505-4850 Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Thur-Mo 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 9-5 Open daily 10-4 Thur-Mo 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Daily 10-5 Open daily 10–5 Open daily 11-5:30 Mon-Sat 9-4 Open daily 10-5

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« VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS – 9077 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707-833-2300 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Pets Welcomed Viansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Wellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 White Oak Vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-84291 « WILSON – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410

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NORTH CENTRAL COAST
ALAMEDA COUNTY A Donkey and a Goat – 2323 B Fourth St, Berkeley; 510 926-9050 Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 452-1800 Eno Wines – 805 Camelia, Berkeley; 415 515-7227 Harrington – 805 Camelia, Berkeley; 510 527-1305 J C Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 465-5900 Lost Canyon – 2102 Dennison St Ste A, Oakland; 510 534-9314 Rosenblum Cellars – 2900 Main St, Alameda; 510 865-7007 SANTA CLARA VALLEY Bargetto – 700-G Cannery Row, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396 Byington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Clos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 408 686-1050 Conrotto Winery – 1690 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3053 Creekview – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 Fortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – 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 Léal Estate Vnyds – 300 Maranatha Dr, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Martin Ranch Winery – 6675 Redwood Retreat Rd, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938 Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 « SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-4278 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Ave, Gilroy; 408 84-5823 Solis Winery – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Sunrise Winery – Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Rd, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Troquato Vineyards – 24130 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 866-6700 SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS Ahlgren Vnyd – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 831 338-6071 Alexander Cellars – 427 A Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 471-9090 Sat 12-4 or by appointment Fri-Sun Noon-5 Fellom Ranch Vnyds – 17075 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10:30-6 Open 3rd weekend of each month Open daily 11-5 Open daily 9-6 Mon-Th 11-5, Fri-Sun 11-4 Sat-Sun 11-5 By appointment 11-5 or 3rd weekend of the month Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 9-5 Open daily 10-5 12-6 summer, 12-5 winter Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 12-4 third weekend of each month Tue-Sun 10-5, Closed Monday Open daily 10-6 Open daily 11-5 3rd Saturday of each month Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Open by appointment only Open 3rd Saturday of the month or by appointment Open by appointment only Thu-Mon 12-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment Open daily 11-6

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Smothers/Remick Ridge – at the Wine Room in Kenwood, 9575 Sonoma Hwy; 707 833-6131 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4 Sat-Sun 11-4 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11-7 Open daily 10-5 Thur-Sun 10-5 Mon-Sat 9-4 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-4:30

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Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Rd, Corralitos; 831 728-5172 Aptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680 Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Ave, Capitola; 831-462-1065 Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 Beauregard – 55B Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz; 831 458-WINE Bonny Doon Vnyd – 10 Pine Flat Rd, Santa Cruz; 831 425-4518 « BURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Byington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Cinnabar – 23000 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-5858 « COOPER-GARROD – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, Tours David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Davenport Roadhouse – 1 Davenport Ave, Daven Port; 831 426-8801 Domenico – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Equinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fellom Ranch Vnyds – 17075 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-0206 Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 Sat 12-5 or by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily 11-6 Open daily 12-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily ’til Midnight Closed Mondays Special Events & by appointment Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Open daily 12-5 Tue-Sun 9-8 Open daily 12-5 Closed Tues Fri-Sun 12-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Tu-Su 12-6 Open daily 12-5 Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Testarossa Vineyards – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Vinocruz – 725 Front St, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Wines of Vine Hill – 2300 Jarvis Rd, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 White Crane Winery – 110 Capitola Ave, Capitola; 831 477-9911 Windy Oaks – 550 Hazel Dell Rd; Corralitos; 831 786-9463 Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain Rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144 Zayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992 CARMEL VALLEY Bernardus – 5 W. Carmel Rd, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Rd, Carmel; 831 659-4215 Bountiful Basket – 3969 The Barnyard, Ste A13; Carmel Valley; 831 625-4457 Chateau Julien – 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel; 831 624-2600 Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Cima Collina – San Carlos, btwn Ocean & 7th, Carmel; 831 620-0645 Heller Estate – 69 W. Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Galante Vineyards – btwn Ocean & 7th, Dolores; Carmel; 800-GALANTE Georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Joullian Vnyds – 2 Village Dr, Carmel Valley; 866-659-8101 Joyce Vnyds/Chateau Christina – 12 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2885 Talbott – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Taste Morgan – 204 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel; 831 626-3700 Valley Hills/Boete & Parsonage – 7156A Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 MONTEREY WINERIES A Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 Cannery Row, Suite G, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, 831 645-9035; Monterey Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831 624-2600 Silver Mountain – 381 Cannery Row Suite Q, Monterey; 831 644-9609 Terra Nova – 315 Calle Principal, Monterey; 831 649-4124 « VENTANA VINEYARDS – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Wine from the Heart – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 SALINAS VALLEY A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 « BLACKSTONE WINERY – 800 South Alta St, Gonzales; 831 675-5341 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK, Self-Guided Tour Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Chalone Vnyds – Stonewall Canyon Rd (Hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717 « HAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 37700 Foothill Blvd, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Joyce Vnyds/Chateau Christina – 1354 G. Dayton St, Salinas; 831 659-0312 Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Paraiso – 38060 Paraiso Springs Rd, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 San Saba Vineyards – 35801 Foothill Rd, Soledad; 831 678-2992 Scheid Vineyards – 1972 Hobson Rd, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 « VENTANA – 38740 Los Coches Rd, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Mon-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-4 Open by appointment only Sat-Sun 11:30-4 By Appt Mon-Fri 11-4 Sat-Sun 11-5 Open by appointment only Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 M-F 11-4 Fri-Sun 11-5 Tue-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 11-7 Sun-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sat 11Open daily 11-7 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Mon-Sat 10-6 Su 12-5 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 12-5 Sun-Thur Fri & Sat 12-6 Thur-Mon 11- 6 Mon-Thur 11-5:30 Fri-Sun 11-6 Open daily 12-6 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11 Open daily 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-6 Special events & by appointment Open daily 11:30-6 Special events & by appointment Open by appointment only Special events & by appointment

« FLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 « HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 « LOMA PRIETA – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950 « MARTIN RANCH – 6675 Redwood Retreat Rd, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Natal Vnyds – 1310 Green Valley Rd, Watsonville; 831 750-0271 Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871 Nicholson – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Obester – 12341 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Oscalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 P&M Staiger – 1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-4346 Pelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601 Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 « POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 462-3478 Ridge Vnyds – 17100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244 Salamandre – 108 Don Carlos Dr, Aptos; 831 685-0321 Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – Near Boulder Creek, Felton; 831 335-4242 « SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-4278 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Savannah-Chanelle– 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 « SILVER MOUNTAIN – Santa Cruz Mtns, call for information 408 353-2275 Tasting Room – 381 #Q Cannery Row, Monterey; 831 644-9609 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045

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HOLLISTER DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Rd, Hollister; 831 636-9143 Léal Estate – 300 Maranatha Dr, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appt Weekends 11-5, Weekdays by appt Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Mon-Fri 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 9-5 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open Fr-Mo 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily10-5 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Sun-Tues 11-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Mon 12-5 Wed-Mon 10-6 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat 8-5 Open daily 11-5

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Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Kelseyville; 707 274-9373 Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 595-WINE Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 « ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707-895-9462 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Barra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 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 Brutocao Cellars – H13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Burford & Brown – 13265 S. Hwy 101, Ste 5, Hopland; 707-744-8781 Ceago Vinegarden – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Christine Woods – 3155 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2115 Fetzer Vineyards – Hwy 175, Hopland; 707 744-1250 Fife Est Winery – 3620 Rd B, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0323 Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Gabrielli Winery – 10950 West Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1221 Goldeneye Anderson Vly – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707-744-8466 Greenwood Ridge Vnyd – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Guenoc/Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-9127 Handley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2190 Hidden Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 707 463-5357 Horne – 2200 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-3743; 987-3503 Husch Vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3216 Jepson Vineyards, Ltd. – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Ukiah; 707 468-8936 Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 Le Vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707-894-2304 Le Vin Winery Bar – 45055 Albion St, Mendocino; 707-937-4960 Manoir Girard Cellars – 1 Old Winery Way; Potter Valley; 707 743-1010 Maple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 McDowell Wine – 13380 S. Hwy 101; 707 744-8911; Hopland McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Mendocino Wine Co. – 45070 Main St, Mendocino; 707 937-6190 Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 800-564-2582 Navarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Pacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 707 463-5357 Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 « ROEDERER ESTATE – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Rosa D’Oro Vineyards – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 « SCHARFFENBERGER CELLARS – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Shannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Steele Wines – 4350 Thomas Dr; Kelseyville; 707 279-9475 Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo

YOLO COUNTY
Berryessa Gap – 1 Ranch Road, Winters; 530 795-3201 Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Capay Valley Vineyards – 1 Ranch Rd, Brooks; 530 796-4110 Carvalho Family Wines – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 French Hill Winery – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1710 Heringer Estates – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1094 Old Sugar Mill – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-165 R.H. Phillips – 26836 Country Rd, Esparto; 530 662-3215 Satiety Vineyards – 40101 County Rd 25A, Woodland; 530 661-0680 Solomon Wine Co. – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Todd Taylor Wines – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 First Sat 12-6, Fri-Sat 4-8 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 10-5 Open by appointment only Wed-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Mon-Fri 7-7, Sat-Sun 11-5 Fr-Su 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5

LIVERMORE VALLEY
Battaion Cellars – 21 S. Livermore Ave, #109, Livermore; 925 245-9242 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 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours 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 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Crooked Vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8156 Deer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 447-4328 el Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 « GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Hidden Creek – 21 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 101, Livermore (at Blacksmith Square); 925-989-1163 John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Little Valley Winery– 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 862-9006 Livermore Valley Cellars – 1508 Westmore Rd, Livermore; 925 447-1751 Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214 Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 Red Skye – 21 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 101, Livermore (at Blacksmith Square) 925-989-1163 Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Fri 4-7, Sat-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 12-4 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4 Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 12-4 Fri-Sun Noon-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays) Open daily 11-4:30 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 Thu-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Tue-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun, 1-6 Fri 4-7 Fri-Sun 1-6 Open daily 12-4:30 Weekends 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Thu-Sun 12-5 Wed-Sun 11-4:30 Fri 3-6, Sat 1-6 Sun 1-5 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5

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Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE 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 Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 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; 925 606-2411 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 Wed-Sun 11:30-5:30 Open daily 12-4:30 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 Open daily 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Tue-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 11-6:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Open by appointment AMADOR COUNTY Amador Cellars – 6150 Shenandoah Rd, Amador City; 209 245-6150 Amador County Wine Cellar– 14207 Hwy 49, Amador City; 209 267-0104 Amador Foothill Winery – 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, 209 245-6307 Avio – 14520 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1515 Bella Piazza – 19900 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4600 Bray Vineyards – 10590 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6023 C.G. Di Arie – 19919 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4700 Charles Spinetta Winery – 12557 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3384 Clos Du Lac Cellars – Hwy 88/Jackson Vlly Rd, Ione; 209 274-2238 Convergence Vnyds – 14650 Hwy 124, Plymouth; 209 245-3600 Cooper Vineyards – 21365 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6181 Deaver Vineyards – 12455 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4099 Dillian Wines – 12138 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3444 Dobra Zemlja Winery – 12505 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3283 Domaine de la Terra Rouge/Easton Wines– 10801 Dickson Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3117 Drytown Cellars – 16030 Hwy 49, Drytown; 866-379-8696 Il Gioiello – 22355 Lawrence Rd, Fiddletown; 209 245-3395 Karly – 11076 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3922 Karmére – 11975 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-5000 Nine Gables – 10778 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3949 Nua Dair Vineyards – 13825 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 245-5567 Renwood – 12225 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6979 Serenidad – 21339 Dickson Way, Plymouth; 209 245-5304 x19 Shenandoah Vineyards – 12300 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4455 Sobon Estate – 14430 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6554 Stonehouse Winery – 10861 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6888 Stoneridge Winery – 13862 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 223-1761 Story Winery – 10525 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6208 Sutter Creek Wine Tasting – 85 Main St, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838 Sutter Ridge – 14110 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1316 Tanis Vineyards – 13120 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 274-4807 TKC Vineyards – 11001 Valley Dr, Plymouth; 209 245-6428 Terra D’Oro – 20680 Shenandoah Schl Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6942 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Toscano Winery & Bistro – 10600 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3800 Young’s Vineyard – 10120 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3005 Vino Noceto – 11011 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6556 Wilderotter Vineyard – 19890 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6016 CALAVERAS COUNTY Beaux Chevaux – 466B Main St, Murphys; 209-728-1000 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-6 or by appointment Fri-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Mon 10-5 Thurs-Mon 10-4:30 Tues-Sun 9-4:30 Wed-Sun 10-4 Fri-Sun 10-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Open daily 10:30-5 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Mon 11-4 Fri-Sun 11-5 3rd Sat of the Month 11-5:30 Open daily 12-4 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Open daily 11-5 Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 or by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 9:30-5 Fri-Sun 10-5 Open by appointment only Mon-Fri 12-4, Sat-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 Sat 11-5, Sun 1-4 or by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 10:30-5 Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Vino Piazza – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 800-939-2566 vMv Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Rd, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Watts – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 794-2871 Woodbridge Uncorked– 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, 209 365-7575 Woodbridge – 5950 Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by Appt Open daily 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Open by appointment only Sat-Sun 12-5 Wed-Sun, Call for hours Open daily 10:30-4:30

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LODI/WOODBRIDGE
Abundance Vnyds/Mencarini Family Winery –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Open daily 11-6 Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Boitano Family – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3270 Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 Campus Oaks/Gnekow Family Winery– 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Cantiga Wineworks – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3782 Century Oak – 22211 Lower Sacramento, Acampo; 209 334-3482 Chocoholics Divine Desserts 18819 E. Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3320 Crystal Valley Cellars – 16750 E. Hwy 88, Lodi; 209 759-3888 Delicato Vineyards – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3600 Grand Amis – 115 North School St, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 Jewel Collection – 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd; 209 340-8521 Leonardo Family – 12470 Locke Rd; Lockeford; 209 369-9616 Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 21831 N, Lodi. Highway 99; Lodi; 209 369-9463 The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 M2 Winery – 1376 East Turner Rd, D, Lodi; 888-757-WINE McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368 Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 Michael-David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3860 Mokelumne Oaks – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 339-3754 Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 369-4758 Olde Lockeford – 12470 Locke Rd; Lockeford; 209 727-9770 Omega Cellars– 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Ripken Vineyards – 2472 W. Sargent Rd, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Spenker Winery – 17303 De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467 St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646 Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 408 464-6923 VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Thu-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Mo-Sa 9:30-7:30, Sun 10-7:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 9-5:30 Fri-Sun 1-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sun 12:30-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Sat-Sun 12-6 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-4 Fri-Sun 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment Mon-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 11-4 Sat & Sun 12-4:30 or by appt only Open daily 1-4 Sat-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5

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Black Sheep Winery – 634 French Gulch, Murphys; 209 728-2157 Bodega de Sur Winery– 457C Algiers St, Murphys; 209 728-9030 Brice Station – 3353 E. Hwy 4, Murphys; 209 728-9893 Broll Mountain – 106 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9750 Chatom Vineyards – 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat; 209 736-6500 Domaine Becquet – 2173 Highway 12 East, Valley Springs; 209 772-1303 Domaine Becquet – 415 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8487 Frog’s Tooth Vineyards – 380 Main St. Ste 5, Murphys; 209 728-2700 French Hill Winery – 8032 So. Main St, Mokelumne Hill; 209 286-1800 Hatcher Winery – 419 Main St, Murphys; 209 605-7111 Indian Rock – 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-8514 Irish Vineyards – 2849 Hwy 4, Vallecito; 209 736-1299 Ironstone Vineyards – 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys; 209 728-1251 Laraine/Gerber – 3675 Six Mile Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-4766 Lavender Ridge – 431 B Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2441 Milliaire Winery – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1658 Muir’s Legacy – 36 S. Washington St, Sonora; 209 532-WINE Newsome-Harlow – 403 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9817 Solomon Wine Co. – 397 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8290 Stevenot Winery – 2690 San Domingo Rd, Murphys; 209 728-3436 Stevenot Winery – Main & Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-0148 Twisted Oak – 4280 Red Hill Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-9080 Twisted Oak – 350 Main Street, Murphys; 209 736-9080 Vina Moda – 634 French Gulch Road, Murphys; 209 728-9911 Zucca Mountain – 425E Main St, Murphys; 209 736-2949 EL DORADO COUNTY Auriga Wine Cellars – 3500 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-8078 Boeger Winery– 1709 Carson Rd, Placerville; 530 622-8094 Busby Cellars – 6375 Grizzly Flat Rd, Somerset; 530 344-9119 Cantiga Wineworks & Deli – 5951 Mt. Aukum Rd, Somerset; 530 621-3352 Cedarville Vnyd – 6320 Marestail Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-9463 Charles B. Mitchell – 8221 Stoney Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3467 Chateau Rodin – 4771 Green Hill Rd, Placerville; 530 622-6839 Chateau Routon – 2800 Omo Ranch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5818 Chevalier Winery – 5720 French Creek Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-1676 Tasting Room – 2530 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 888 802-9321 Colibri Ridge – 6100 Gray Rock Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7255 Crystal Basin Winery – 3550 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-1767 Coulson Winery – 3600 Carson Rd; Camino; 877 253-9672 David Girard Vineyards – 741 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville; 530 295-1833 dkcellars – 7380 Vineyard View Dr, Fair Play; 530 620-1132 Fenton Herriott – 120 Jacquier Ct, Placerville; 530 642-2021 Fitzpatrick Winery – 7740 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3248 Fleur de Lys – 7696 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2246 Granite Springs Winery – 5050 Granite Springs Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-6395 Goldhill Vineyard – 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522 Jodar Vineyards – 3405 Carson Court, Camino; 530 644-3474 Latcham Vineyards – 2860 Omo Ranch Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-6642 Lava Cap – 2221 Fruitridge, Placerville; 530 621-0175 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5, Summer: Fridays ’til 8 Fri-Sun 11-5:30 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4 Sat 12-5 Monday Holidays & Sat-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Wed-Mon 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Thur-Sun 10-5 or by appointment Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Sun-Thu 11-5, Fr-Sa 11-6 (summer only) Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-6 Thur-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Tue-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 12-5:30 Sat-Sun 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-6 Open daily 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Wed-Mon 11-6 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Thu-Sun 10:30-5:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-5

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Holly’s Hill Winery – 3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville; 530 344-0227 Madrona Vineyards – High Hill Road, Camino; 530 644-5948 Mining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Miraflores Winery – 2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville; 530 647-8505 Mount Aukum Winery – 6781 Tower Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-1675 Narrow Gate Vyds – 4282 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 530 644-6201 Oakstone Winery – 6440 Slug Gulch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5303 Perry Creek Vnyds – 7400 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5175 Primus Vineyards – 2875 Larsen Dr, Camino; 530 647-9463 Sierra Oaks Estates – 6713 Mt. Aukum Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7079 Sierra Vista Winery – 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville; 530 622-7221 Single Leaf Vineyards – 7480 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3545 Sogno Winery – 3046 Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 672-6968 Stone’s Throw – 3541 North Canyon Rd, Camino; 530 622-5100 Thompson’s Mining Camp Winery– 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Toogood Estate Wine Caves– 7280 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-1910 Van Der Vijver Estate – 7451 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-9424 Venezio Vineyard – 5821 Hwy 49, Coloma; 530 885-9463 Windwalker Vnyds – 7360 Perry Creek, Fair Play; 530 620-4054 Winery by the Creek – 8085 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2402 Wofford Acres – 1900 Hidden Valley Rd, Camino; 530 626-6858 MERCED COUNTY Red Rock Winery – 7326 E. Hwy 140, Merced; 209 722-7625 NEVADA COUNTY Avanguardia – 13028 Jones Bar Rd, Nevada City; 530 274-9482 Burch Hall – 108 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 477-5500 Coufos Cellars – 10065 Rough & Ready Rd, Rough & Ready; 530 274-2923 Double Oak – 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City; 530 292-3235 Indian Springs – 303 Broad St, Nevada City; 530 478-1068 Lucchesi Vineyards – 167 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 274-2164 Naggiar Vineyards – 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley; 530 268-9059 Montoliva Vineyard – 15629 Mount Olive Rd, Chicago Park; 530 346-6577 Nevada CityWinery –321 Spring Street, Nevada City; 530 265-9463 Pilot Peak Winery – 12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley; 530 432-3321 Sierra Knolls – 19635 Kingswood Ct, Grass Valley; 530 268-9225 Sierra Starr – 209 W. Main Street, Grass Valley; 530 477-8282 Smith Vineyard – 13577 Dog Bar Rd, Grass Valley; 530 273-7032 Solune Winegrowers– 16303 Jewett Lane, Grass Valley; 530 271-0990 Truckee River – 10061 South River St, Truckee; 530 587-4626 PLACER COUNTY Fawnridge– 5560 Fawnridge Rd, Auburn, 530 887-9522 Green Family – 3420 Pine Ridge Ln, Auburn; 530 888-8866 Mt. Vernon – 10850 Mt. Vernon Rd, Auburn; 530 823-1111 Ophir Wines – 8030 Woodman, Newcastle; 530 823-8030 Pescatore – 7055 Ridge Rd, Newcastle; 916 663-1422 Rancho Roble – 340 Fleming Rd, Lincoln; 916 645-2075

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