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WINEMAKER PROFILE:
DUTCH HENRY WINERY PAGE 32
TASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK:
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PINK MONTH – If you have gotten the “pink” slip (NEXT TO DEAN & DELUCA)
recently, come and sip some wine with us to feel 707-967-8032
OPEN 10 AM TO 5 PM EVERYDAY
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tasting of four wines and a bottle of wine
through the month of April. FLORA SPRINGS WINERY & VINEYARDS
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(WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, MENTION AND/OR BRING A COPY OF YOUR PINK SLIP)
707-967-6723
Come and savor a great glass of wine! MONDAY–SATURDAY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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F E AT U R E
WINERY

A P R I L 2 4 , 2 0 0 9 – I S S U E 1 7 – V O LU M E 2 8

Gallo Sonoma ON THE COVER
California Wine Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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WINE COUNTRY NEWS
Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
THINGS TO DO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29
COVER

What’s Hot This Week by Jeffry Burgess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
ON THE

WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS
Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
California Wine Tours
NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-46
Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
32

St. Helena Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37
Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39
PROFILE

Art & Antiques Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-44
WINEMAKER

NAPA VALLEY WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-46
SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-59
Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Scott Chafen, Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Dutch Henry Winery Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
O F T H E W E E K 50

Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-61
Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
TA S T I N G R O O M

Glen Ellen Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63
Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Kendall-Jackson Wine Center SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-67
Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-74
Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
WNE CLUB

Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Carmel Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Sonoma
RESTAURANT LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75-76
Wine
Shop WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77-88

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OF THE WEEK SONOMA WINE SHOP
onoma Wine Shop hosts a very
popular, customized wine club.
S Located in the California historic
landmark 1891 Pinelli Building on the
Sonoma Plaza, the Sonoma Wine
Shop has served the adventurous wine
lover for more than three decades.
“Social Director” Bryan Cooper and
team run a full-service wine shop and
wine club, right in the heart of the
wine country. Each month, they meet
hundreds of their members (and
prospective members) and share their
finds.
One of the keys to their continued
success is that they know what it
means to offer real service and quality, WINE CLUB DETAILS
and they are dedicated to helping their
The Sonoma Wine Shop has four wine
clubs to choose from: the Will Call Club
club members find great wines at great
of over 200 local wine seekers who live
prices. The wine club links members
with contacts in hundreds of small near the shop; the quarterly Tasting
wineries, providing in-depth knowl- Room Club of two bottles for $50 plus
shipping; the largest Custom Wine Club
anywhere, where they pick each wine
edge about the vineyards and

for each member, based on budget and
producers. Members receive an exten-
frequency; and finally the Custom Case
sive selection of small production, quality wines, including some very hard-to-find labels
and older vintages that are seldom available at any price. Club where members receive custom-
At Sonoma Wine Shop, they believe in the wines they sell. They use their tasting room picked wines with discounted prices
to help show the wines to their members and get critical feedback. By having wines to show and discounted shipping.
A range of retail prices from $25 to 35 a
bottle make any of these clubs a great
to hundreds of people every month, and listening to their members, they simply get better
value. Members also receive special
wines and are always on the lookout for the best quality and value. They also enjoy their
charming surroundings and keep their showroom open seven days a week for their many discounts on many wines.
visitors. Hand carved wine racks and natural cork floors make their shop intimate and fun. To ship to most states the cost is a very
The wine racks, each with a hand-carved scene of Sonoma County, are one of a kind. reasonable $25 per case. Order two or
more cases a year, custom picked for
you and save money with low shipping
The tasting room is open every day, and members can pair local cheeses with their wine.
and 10% off the entire order.
The staff host dozens of informal tastings each week. So the next time you are in Sonoma,
The wines are all small-production
drop by their shop to get a first hand glimpse at this hub of the wine trade, and the center
for a wine club with around a thousand active members. So you should not be surprised wines primarily from Sonoma, Napa
that they ship out wines every day all over the world to members just to keep up. and Mendocino counties, as well as
other California wineries. These
wineries are like fine, small restaurants:
they know them all personally and find
some of their best wines to send you.
If you love buttery Chardonnay , they
will send some. If you love big intense
Cabernets, they will send those. You tell
them what you prefer, they’ll ship it.
They specialize in Sauvignon Blanc,
Russian River Pinot Noir, hundred-year-
Open Daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • 412 First St. East • Sonoma, CA 95476 old-plus vine Zinfandels and Petite
Sirahs.
(888) 996-1230 or (707) 996-1230
Email: info@sonomawineshop.com • www.sonomawineshop.com And they guarantee what they sell. Always.

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Wine Garage – Here Comes the Jug!
by Michelle J. Baker the Sierra Foothills and Mendocino
County. The store still doesn’t carry

W
ine Garage founder Todd Miller any wines priced over $25, and Miller
drilled a couple of holes in the doesn’t buy a wine for the store unless
wall at his bustling Calistoga he loves it. What’s best is the Wine
wine shop nearly two years ago in Garage staff takes the guesswork out of
anxious anticipation of having his own wine shopping: tell the staff what
winery’s juice flowing from one side of you’re looking for and they will steer
the wall to happy customers waiting on you to the perfect bottle.
the other side. The Wine Garage is now a licensed
Well, it took a while, but the Wine winery, and in addition to the blends
Garage winery is finally open for busi- on tap, they produce a line of their own
ness. From those holes in the wall now Wine Garage wines from grapes they
hang a couple of fabricated stainless steel crush. For reds they offer a Sonoma
nozzles, and out of them flow two right- Coast Pinot Noir, Napa Valley
eous and delicious blends, B1 (a Zinfandel and Napa Valley Cabernet
Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvi- Sauvignon; there are also two whites,
gnon, Carmenere, Merlot and Petit Joy Ride (named for Todd’s wife and
Verdot) and R1 (a Rhone-style blend of business partner, Joy), a lively blend of
Syrah, Zinfandel, Grenache, Mourvedre Albarino, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
and Petite Sirah). “My biggest problem,” and Muscat, and a 2008 Napa Valley
says Miller, “is that customers can’t Sauvignon Blanc.
decide which to buy because they love The Wine Garage’s wine club is one
them both so much.” of the best deals around. Club
And with good reason. Miller bought members can choose to receive six
the individual lots of finished wine that bottles of red wine (or three red and
make up each blend from some of his three white) six times per year for $100
personal winemaking friends. The wine came from grapes from per shipment, plus shipping. The Wine Garage also offers an “Intense
several of Napa’s most prestigious vineyards. He’s sworn to secrecy on Red” selection of massively concentrated and extracted wines, also six
the vineyard sources so the Wine Garage blends don’t compete against bottles six times per year for $125 per shipment, plus shipping.
the same wines priced at two, three or even four times what Miller The Wine Garage, located at 1020 Foothill Boulevard (Highway
sells it for – just $29.99 for a half-gallon jug, filled to order. 29) in Calistoga, is open from 11 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. Monday thru
When Todd and Joy Miller moved to Napa Valley in 2001, they Saturday and 11 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call
were surprised to find that they could hardly find any wines for less (707) 942-5332, visit the website at www.winegarage.net or send an
than $45 a bottle. Then they went to a dinner party at a winemaker’s email to team@winegarage.net.
home, and were shocked to discover that many winemakers couldn’t
afford to drink the wines they made. That’s when the Millers decided
to open the first wine shop in Napa Valley that only carried wines
under $25 a bottle.
So in 2003, Todd Miller swapped his corporate necktie for jeans
and boots and started scouring Northern California for great, undis-
covered wines to offer at the new wine shop, the Wine Garage in
Calistoga. Miller drove the roads less traveled, meeting with wine-
makers, walking in their vineyards, and tasting their grapes, barrel
samples and finished wines. The winemakers, tickled to have a real,
live wine buyer at their winery, shared stories with Miller over a glass
of wine at the dinner table.
The Wine Garage carries a wide selection of bargains from
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NAPA VALLEY ONGOING « ONGOING « ONGOING
di Rosa Preserve Art & Nature Reserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling Vineyards Tours & Tastings at Andretti
707-226-5991, Napa, www.dirosapreserve.org 11am, 800-726-6136, Calistoga 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com
« ONGOING
Fumé Bistro & Bar Happy Hour • Ongoing through June 13: (un)Natural www.sterlingvineyards.com, $45pp Andretti Winery, Napa
Spirit & snack specials, wine & beer, 4-6pm • Apr 23: Contemporary Conversations, Michael Private tasting in the Reserve Room after tour. • Individual Tastings, $12
Napa, 707-257-1999, www.fumebistro.com Schwager, Ross Campbell & Kathryn Spence • Private Winery Tour & Tasting,
ONGOING $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting
« ONGOING WEEKENDS « ONGOING VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour • Food & Wine Pairing
(EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND) Buon Amici Members & Guests Mon-Fri by appointment, 800-499-2366 • Vineyard Tour
Wine Component Tasting Seminar 10am-4:30pm, 707-963-5853
$15 mid-week special, mention this listing • Blending Class
10:30am-12:30pm, 707-963-7777 www.benesserevineyards.com
www.bourassavineyards.com • Wine Sensory Seminar
www.merryvale.com, $20, free/club members Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena
Bourassa Vineyards, Napa ONGOING
Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena • Members Only New Release Tastings
• Barrel Tastings by appointment « ONGOING Wine Tasting Options
« EVERY 4TH WEEKEND • Vertical Tastings by appointment Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines 10:30am-4pm, 707-944-1673, www.bellwine.com
Wine & Food Pairing Seminar • Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointment Bell Wine Cellars, Yountville
800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com
10:30am-12:30pm, 707-963-7777 • Current Release Tasting, $15
« ONGOING ZD Wines, Rutherford
www.merryvale.com, $20, free/club members • Reserve Tasting with cheese pairing, $25
Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting • Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm
• Clonal Tasting with cheese pairing, $75
$25 Reserve Wine Seminar • Premier Tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm
ONGOING THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS • Blending Seminar, $75, 4-10 people
Reservations required, 707-253-2802 x18 • Private Group Tasting, $20, by appt • Clone 6 Library Tasting, $250
Wine & Food Pairings Monticello Vineyards, Corley Family Napa Valley • Cellar Tour & Tasting, $25, 1pm weekends &
11am: Wine & Cheese Pairing • Sonnette Library Tasting, $75
Napa, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com holidays, M-F by appt • Large Group Tastings, $20, 11+ people
1pm: Wine & Tapas Pairing
ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS • Vineyard View Tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, • Grape to Glass Tour, $45, weekends, spring-fall
Peju Province Winery, Rutherford
Cooking Demonstrations M-F by appt
www.peju.com, 800-446-7358 « ONGOING
at The DeBaun Theatre • Abacus Tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt
ONGOING Tasting at Grgich Hills
707-967-2320, www.ciachef.edu • Wine Train, $180, RSVP
Private Tours 9:30am-4:30pm, tours at 11am & 2pm
St. Helena, wsgr@culinary.edu, $12.50pp « ONGOING $10, Wine Library Tasting/$30
707-944-1986, RSVP, www.goosecross.com
Culinary Institute of America at Greystone Tastings at the Popcorn Bar Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm
$25, Goosecross Cellars, Yountville
ONGOING 10am-5pm, 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com Grgich Hills Estate, Rutherford
ONGOING 707-963-2784, www.grgich.com
Tour & Taste In Hall Wines’ Ghost Winery Flora Springs Winery, St. Helena
Epicurean Explorations
Four barrel samples & four current releases, $20 • It’s all About You Tasting, $15 « ONGOING
RSVP, 707-944-1986, minimum 6 people
$95/3-course lunch, $135/5-course lunch St. Helena, 707-967-2620, www.hallwines.com • Everybody’s Talking Tasting, $25 Tastings & Tours at Artesa
www.goosecross.com ONGOING 877-224-8309, RSVP, www.artesawinery.com
« ONGOING THUR-SAT Artesa Winery, Napa
Goosecross Cellars, Yountville Cabernet Flight Tasting at A Dozen Vintners Temptastings in the Temptation Cave
Taste & compare award-winning Cabernets • Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40
ONGOING WEEKENDS 11am & 2pm, 707-967-8032, $25, $15/member • Daily Guided Tours
Reserve Room at Markham Vineyards St. Helena, 707-967-0666, $5pp www.florasprings.com, RSVP
www.adozenvintners.com • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40
Enjoy reserve and library wines by candlelight in Flora Springs Winery, St. Helena
an historic stone cellar. $15pp, 11am-4pm ONGOING « ONGOING
www.markhamvineyards.com, 707-963-5292 Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery
« ONGOING Tours & Tasting
888-RMONDAVI (766-6328)x2000 Tastings at Silverado Vineyards 707-253-1400, 10am-5pm, Black Stallion Winery
ONGOING 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611
www.robertmondavi.com Napa, www.blackstallionwinery.com
Napa Valley Wine Train
Call or check website for particulars. www.silveradovineyards.com • Regular tasting, $10
Napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com
• The To Kalon Tour & Tasting Silverado Vineyards, Napa • Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun
• Apr 24: Murder Mystery
• A Guided Tasting • Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, $75 Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person
• Apr 24: Vintners Lunch featuring Mahoney
Vineyards • Pleasure in the Glass • Library Tasting, $75 « ONGOING
• May 1: Vintners Lunch featuring Robert Foley • The Taste of Wine • Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$10, Educational Tours & Wine Tasting
• May 9: Moonlight Escape Dinner • The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & Lunch Premier/$20 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com
• May 9, 17: Family Fun Night • Celebrating California Wine & Food • Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15 Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga
• May 10: Mother’s Day Lunch & Dinner • The Essence Tour & Tasting • Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, • Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40
• May 15: Vintners Lunch featuring Pau Mathew • Artisan Cheese & Wine – A Perfect Match $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50
• May 15, 29: Murder Mystery Dinner • Tasting only, $10-$25
ONGOING THURSDAYS-SATURDAYS « ONGOING
• May 16: Appellation Dinner featuring Sonoma • Young adult tours, $15-$20
Made in Napa Valley Culinary Centre Appellation Tastings • Napa Valley Neighbor Program
ONGOING Taste samples of prepared demos of delicious & 10:45am & 4pm by appt, 707-963-6067 • Private VIP tours
Napa Valley Opera House easy recipes for entertaing, quick weeknight www.elizabethspencerwines.com, $40
707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org suppers, grilling techniques and more! THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room, Rutherford
1000 Main St. Ste 150, Napa 707-603-3250, andreaa@tulocayandco.com Bacchus That Rascal
• Apr 30: Mariza Visit www.madeinnapavalley.com for details. « ONGOING Multi-media presentation – History of Wine
• May 8: George Winston Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond Clos Pegase, Calistoga, free, 2pm
• May 9: Ne Lei Hula
« ONGOING www.clospegase.com, 707-942-4981
11am (by appt), 800-525-2659x620
Ansel Adams – John Muir Trail Exhibit
• May 15: Tom Rush www.raymondvineyards.com, $15
Mumm Winery, 10am-5pm daily, Rutherford « LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
• May 16: Best of San Francisco Comedy Raymond Vineyards, St. Helena
800-MUM-NAPA, www.mummnapa.com Winemaker Dinners at Fumé Bistro
Competition Group tours available by appointment. Local favorite wineries are spotlighted in a
ONGOING « ONGOING THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS four-course dinner. $60pp, call for reservations
Live at the Lincoln Theater Library & Barrel Sample Tastings « ONGOING
707-257-1999, Napa, www.fumebistro.com
Sequoia Grove Winery Wine Tasting Experiences
707-944-1300, Yountville
www.lincolntheater.com 8338 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena By appt, 707-963-5853x105 « EVERY SATURDAY
707-944-2945, www.sequoiagrove.com www.benesserevineyards.com ZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminar
• Apr 26: The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers with
• 11am: Library & Barrel Sample Tasting Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar
Alasdair Fraser
in the underground cellar, $20 • Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10 800-487-7757 x107, 11am, $40
ONGOING • 12:30: Food and Wine Pairing Tasting Rutherford, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com
• Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W,
Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines to include Barrel Sample, $40
5-9pm, 707-226-1378, Napa
10:30am, $15 « EVERY SUNDAY
• 3pm: Library & Barrel Sample Tasting • Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15 Sensory Component Tasting at ZD Wines
www.backroomwines.com in the underground cellar, $20 • Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20 11am by appointment only, $20pp
• Apr 24: Aromatic Whites for Spring
« ONGOING • Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, Rutherford, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com
• May 1: Under Twelve Bucks a Bottle Tasting
• May 4: Dinner & A Tasting Progressive Tasting at Sterling Vineyards 11am, $25 EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY
• May 8: Burgundy 800-726-6136, Calistoga • Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, Wine & Artisanal Cheese Pairings
• May 15: Rosé Tasting www.sterlingvineyards.com 11am, $25 at Havens Wine Cellars
• May 18: Back Room Tasting Group Taste limited release wines at the winery. • Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15 10am-4:30pm, 707-261-2000, www.havenswine.com

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« EVERY SATURDAY « MAY 2 ONGOING « ONGOING
Chocolate & Red Wine Saturdays Calistoga Wineries Annual Spring Celebration Spreckels Performing Arts Center Cooking in the Vineyard – Classes & Seminars
at Bennett Lane Winery 707-942-5508x202, www.calsitogawineevent.com 707-588-3400, Rohnert Park Rodney Strong Vineyards, 707-544-3059
Calistoga, 10am-5pm Benefits St Luke’s Preschool in Calistoga, $35 www.spreckelsonline.com Healdsburg, www.rodneystrong.com
www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684 Barlow Vineyards (at Zahtila), Bennett Lane • Ongoing through Apr 12: The Book of Matthew
« ONGOING
Winery, Casa Nuestra Winery, Lava Vine Winery, • Apr 30-May 17: Greater Tuna Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson
ONGOING Graeser Winery, Parry Cellars (at Casa Nuestra),
Friday Night Winemaker Events ONGOING Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm
Summers Estate & Zahtila Vineyards Live Entertainment at River Rock Casino 707-571-7500, www.kj.com, Fulton, $25pp
5-7pm, 877-469-9463, www.jvwine.com, $2
JV Wine & Spirits, Napa « MAY 2-3 707-857-2777, Geyserville ONGOING (THURSDAY-SATURDAY)
Spring Passport Weekend www.riverrockcasino.com Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour
• Apr 24: Wine 101
Rutherford Appellation Wineries • Apr 24: Beatles Flashback 10:30am, 800-447-3060, $25
ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 27 11am-4pm, $65, $50/Sunday only • Apr 25: Al Von www.michelschlumberger.com, Healdsburg
Peju Winery Art Exhibit www.rutherford-appellation-wineries.com
Featuring Don Hatfield, Marina Golden &
« ONGOING SUNDAYS ONGOING (MONDAY-SATURDAY)
Visit participating wineries for tastings & more!
Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours
Betty Jo March, 10am-6pm, 800-446-7358
MAY 3 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000 & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola
www.peju.com, Peju Winery, Rutherford
Cinco de Mayo www.fairmont.com.sonoma 11:30am, $10pp, box lunch provided for $20
ONGOING SUNDAYS 707-942-5507, free, parade at noon Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma Geyserville, www.ryew.com, 707-431-4811
Sunday Suppers at Brix Downtown Calistoga ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
ONGOING
3-course family-style menu, $28, 707-944-2749 MAY 3 The Center for Performing Arts ‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery
www.brix.com, Brix Restaurant, Yountville Down the Garden Path Garden Tour 707-664-2353, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled &
ONGOING SATURDAYS 10am-4pm, 707-253-4147 www.sonoma.eduperformingarts/perf/ barreled wines. Call for reservations & bring a
Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber http://cenapa.ucdavis.edu, $25/adv, $30 Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park lunch! 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.com
2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town Napa 6 private gardens in & around Napa • May 1: Guitar Ensemble
10am, $20, 707-251-8500, Napa « MAY 10 • May 1-2: O Primavera, SSU Chorus
Mother’s Day Tea • May 1-2, 5-6, 8-9: Spring Dance Concert
ONGOING • May 3: Ars Nova, Student Composers Concert
Wine Social Every Evening 3-4:30pm, 800-716-2788x135, RSVP
www.domainecarneros.com, $50, $45/members • May 5, 12, 15-16: Candid Camera
No corkage & complimentary glasses of wine. • May 7: Indian Singing Ensemble
Domaine Carneros, Napa
707-944-2749, www.brix.com • May 8-9: Music Theatre Scenes
Brix Restaurant, Yountville MAY 16 • May 8-6: Byrd, Corpus Christi Mass
Spring Cooking Class • May 13: Around the World in Eighty Minutes
ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 31
707-224-7969, www.cedargablesinn.com, RSVP • May 14: Vocal Jazz Combo Concert
Classic Rock Photography Exhibit Cedar Gables Inn, Napa
707-963-5292, www.markhamvineyards.com • May 14: Jazz Ensembles
« MAY 16 • May 15-16: Sonoma County Bach Choir
Markham Vineyards, St. Helena
Spanish Dinner • May 15, 20: La Voce Gloriosa
ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 10 6:30pm, $95, Artesa Winery, Napa • May 17: Trio Navarro
Gina Werfel’s Paintings Exhibit 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com • May 17: Chamber Wind Ensemble
10am-5pm, 707-968-2203
« MAY 16 ONGOING
www.robertmondaviwinery.com
Celebrity Photo Exhibit Opening Reception Sunday Brunches by the Sea
Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville 10am-2pm, 707-847-3231, 800-987-8319
Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Other
« ONGOING THROUGH MAY 3 Perversities by George Rose www.timbercoveinn.com
Photography Contest Exhibit 6:30-8:30pm, 707-967-7700, Mumm Napa Timber Cove Inn, Timber Cove
16th Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival Rutherford, www.mummnapa.com ONGOING THROUGH MAY 10
707-944-1133, www.mustardfestival.org I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
« MAY 16
Mumm Napa, Rutherford Food & Wine Pairing featuring Oysters 707-523-4185, www.6thstreetplayhouse.com
« APRIL 25 11-12:30pm, 800-716-2788x135, RSVP 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa
9th Annual Vineyard to Vintner www.domainecarneros.com, $50, $40/members ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 14
707-255-1720, www.stagsleapdistrict.com Domaine Carneros, Napa Ansel Adams Masterworks
• Library Tasting Seminar, 10-11am « MAY 16 – AUGUST 17 707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org
Shafer Vineyards, Napa, $60 Celebrity Photo Exhibit Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa
• Open Houses, 11am-4:30pm, Hollywood, Beverly Hills & Other « ONGOING
at participating wineries, $135 Perversities by George Rose Winemaker Tasting
• Soiree Cabernet Dinner, 6:30-10pm, 10am-5pm, Mumm Napa, Rutherford 6-8pm, $10, Wine Spectrum, Santa Rosa
Clos du Val, Napa, $285/open house & dinner www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-7700 www.winespectrum.com, 707-525-8466
APRIL 25 ONGOING
Kitchen in the Vineyards Home Tour SONOMA COUNTY Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean
707-258-5559, www.musicinthevineyards.com A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses.
Visit five Napa Valley homes! « ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134
Wine & Food Sampling at Hop Kiln
« APRIL 25 10am-5pm, 707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.com ONGOING
Mumm Release Party Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious Sonoma Film Institute
6-8pm, 707-967-7700, RSVP wine & sample over 80 food items in their 707-664-2606, www.sonoma.edu/sfi
www.mummnapa.com, $15/members, $20 gourmet marketplace, Russian River Valley. Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
Mumm Napa, Rutherford • Apr 23, 26: Le Cercle Rouge
ONGOING
• Apr 30: Leon, The Professional
« APRIL 25 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
• May 1, 3: Two Early Documentaries by Mira Noir
Free Concert: Deutscher Musikverein Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600
• May 7-8: Carmen Jones
12-2pm, 707-963-8989x2222 • Apr 24: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
• May 14-15: Karmen Gei
www.beringer.com, 707-967-4412 • Apr 25: The Art of Dessert Gala
Beringer Vineyards, St Helena • Apr 26: Santa Rosa Concert Association ONGOING
• Apr 28: Boz Scaggs Escape to Wine Country Concert Series
« MAY 2 • May 3: Santa Rosa Concert Association 1-4pm, 707-833-0053, www.landmarkwine.com
Parisian Delights Winemaker Dinner • May 9-10: American Philharmonic 10th Bocce ball, wine, picnic & horse-drawn wagon
7pm, 800-326-6069x429, $125 Season Gala tours! Landmark Vineyards, Kenwood
www.merryvale.com, RSVP • May 15: A Night of Opera Favorites • May 2: Blues Performer, Mark McDonald
Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena • May 16-18: Santa Rosa Symphony Set Seven • May 9: Jazz Keyboardist, John Simon
Dinner in the Cask Room & live music! • May 19: BB King • May 16: Folk Artist, Adam Traum

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6th Street Playhouse Studio Theatre, Santa Rosa
« ONGOING WEEKENDS ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31 MAY 1
Wine & Chocolate Pairings Tuesday Night Farmers’ Market First Friday
10:30am-4:30pm, Fritz Winery, Cloverdale 5:30-8:30pm, 707-538-7023, Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma 4-8pm, www.firstfridaysonfourth.com
www.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389 Various locations on Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
APRIL 24
$5 tasting fee covers the pairing! Food, art & music!
Rembrandt: His Life, His Art, His World
EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY by Ann Wiklund MAY 1
Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market 7pm, 707-939-7862, www.svma.org First Friday at Ridge Vineyards
Santa Rosa Veteran's Building parking lot Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma 4-7pm, 707-433-7721, www.ridgewine.com
707-522-8629, 8:30am-noon Ridge Vineyards, Healdsburg
APRIL 25
EVERY FRIDAY MORNING Artiste Cinema Night: Road to Singapore MAY 1-2
Sonoma Valley Farmers’ Market 6:30-9pm, 707-433-1920, www.artiste.com 13th Annual California Herdeljezi Festival
Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 $15/admission, glass of wine & popcorn Ives Park & Veteran’s Memorial Building
Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio, Healdsburg Sebastopol, 1-9pm, 707-823-7941
ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS
Hanna Winery Reserve Tasting Gallery APRIL 25 « MAY 1-2
Taste limited-production reserve Bismark 28th Annual Butter & Egg Days Celebration Simi Forage
Mountain wines paired with local artisanal 707-763-0344, www.butterandeggdays.com A Sonoma County Food & Wine Adventure
cheese selections from The Cheese Shop in 10am-5pm, Historic Downtown Petaluma 707-473-3221, www.simiwinery.com
Healdsburg. Alexander Valley, 707-431-4310 Parade, food, arts/crafts & more! Simi Winery, Healdsburg
www.hannawinery.com, $10pp APRIL 25 MAY 2
« EVERY FRIDAY Winemaker Dinner with Kevin Hall Winemaker Dinner
Complimentary Wine Tasting 6pm, 707-433-7209, te@avvwine.com 707-473-2992, www.sbragia.com
at Flamingo Hotel www.avvwine.com, $85, $75/members Sbragia Family Vineyards, Geyserville
5:30-7pm in the Terrace Grille Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg MAY 2, 9, 16
featuring Sonoma County wines APRIL 25 Spring Nature Walk
707-545-8530, 800-848-8300 Winemaker Dinner by the Sea 9:30am-1:30pm, Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen
Santa Rosa, www.flamingoresort.com With David Hirsch & Nick Goldschmidt www.egret.com, 707-938-4454, $15
5:30pm, 707-785-2371, $99 MAY 2
ONGOING
Sea Ranch Lodge, The Sea Ranch 15th Annual Petaluma River Cleanup
Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar
707-833-4134x5258, by appointment APRIL 25 9am-1pm, Petaluma Marina, Petaluma
Eight person minimum, 2 hours Shitake, Crimini, Oyster…oh my! www.petalumarivercleanup.org, 707-763-5086
www.chateaustjean.com, $75 1-3pm, 707-431-9600x13
« MAY 2
Chateau St. Jean Winery, Kenwood www.lambertbridge.com, $75, $50/members Bravissimo! Hip Food & Wine Jazz Auction
Lambert Bridge Winery, Healdsburg 5:30-10pm, 707-431-8508
ONGOING
Cinq Cépages Component Tasting « APRIL 25 Dutcher Crossing Winery, Healdsburg
707-833-4134x5258, by appointment Spring Dinner with a Local Flare MAY 2
Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours 6:30pm, 707-933-1999, www.gloriaferrer.com Cinco de Mayo
www.chateaustjean.com, $25 Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma 12-3pm, 707-939-6903, $40, $30/members
Chateau St. Jean Winery, Kenwood « APRIL 25-26 Robledo Family Winery, Sonoma
ONGOING Passport to Dry Creek Valley MAY 2
Private VIP Wine Tasting & Barrel Club Shipment Walk for the Arts & Spring Fling
10:30am, 1 & 3pm, 707-833-4134x5258 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com 707-433-8506, www.thehealdsburgschool.org
www.chateaustjean.com, $25, 1 hour Wilson Winery, Healdsburg Healdsburg High Track &
Chateau St. Jean Winery, Kenwood « APRIL 25-26 Fitch Mountain SchoolHealdsburg
ONGOING Passport to Dry Creek Valley MAY 2
Box Lunch Program with Tour 707-433-3031, www.wdcv.com, Cinco de Mayo Celebration
707-833-4134x5258, by appointment $120 both days, $70/Sunday only 12-4pm, 707-838-1000, free
Ten person minimum, 2 hours Visit 45 participating Dry Creek Valley wineries! Town Green & Downtown Windsor
www.chateaustjean.com, $50 « APRIL 26 MAY 2-3
Chateau St. Jean Winery, Kenwood Spring Annual Gala & Auction Salmon Creek ArtWalk Open Studios
« ONGOING 5-9pm, Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa 10am-5pm, 707-875-3500, free
Tours, Tastings & Seminars 707-579-1500x13, www.sonomacountymuseum.org Various locations in Salmon Creek
St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa APRIL 26 MAY 2-3
888-675-WINE(9463)x255, Ten person minimum Petaluma Spring Antique Fair Wildflower Chapel Hike
Call for more information & reservations. 8am-4pm, Historic Downtown Petaluma 10am-2pm, Nicholson Ranch Winery, Sonoma
www.stfranciswinery.com www.petalumadowntown.com, 707-462-9348 www.nicholsonranch.com, 707-938-8822
• Winery Tour & Tasting, 1.5 hours, $25
• Vineyards Tour & Tasting, 1 hour, $20 APRIL 26-27 MAY 3
• Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 21st Annual Spring Concert 19th Annual Historic Healdsburg Home Tour
• Wine & Food Pairing, $30 Healdsburg Community Chorus 1-4:30pm, 707-473-0313, $30/adv, $35
707-433-8005, www.healdsburgchorus.com www.healdsburgaauw.com
« ONGOING Healdsburg Community Church, Healdsburg Healdsburg Museum, Healdsburg
Guided Winery Tours
11am, 1 & 3pm, 707-996-7256 « APRIL 30 MAY 3
www.gloriaferrer.com, $10, Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma Classic Sparkling Wines & Cheese Combina- Winemaker Dinner with Philip Staehle
tions: Luscious Locals & Spanish Delicacies of Enkidu Wine
« ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 30 10:30am-12pm, 707-996-7256 6pm, 707-865-2304, $45
Tatiana McWethy Exhibit www.gloriaferrer.com, $30 Village Inn Restaurant, Monte Rio
11am-6pm, 707-935-3848, www.charlescreek.com Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma
MAY 3
Charles Creek Tasting Room, Sonoma
APRIL 30 48th Annual 4-H ChickenQue
A selection of new & recent works in oil & pastel.
Garden Tour 11am-4pm, 707-565-2681
ONGOING THROUGH MAY 3 10am-12pm, 707-778-2307, $40, McEvoy Ranch Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
Susan St Thomas & Jerry Kermode Exhibits www.mcevoyranch.com, Petaluma
MAY 3
11am-6pm, 707-566-9189
MAY 1 Geyserville May Day Festival
Sebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol
First Friday: DJ’s Alixopoulos & DJ Jewsy 12-4pm, 707-857-3463, free
ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 26 5-7pm, 707-579-1500, www.geyservillecc.com
The Blue Room www.sonomacountymuseum.org Geyser Peak Picnic Grounds, Geyserville
707-523-4185, www.6thstreetplayhouse.com Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa Food, local wines, kids’ activities & much more!

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www.kunde.com, $45, RSVP 707-833-5501x334 2-4pm, 800-975-0555x13
MAY 3 MAY 8
Healdsburg Garden Club Fete De La Fleur Dinner MAY 9
Annual Plant Sale & Luncheon 6:30-9:30pm, 707-833-4134x5258 Mother’s Day Weekend Tour
10am-2pm, 707-227-6427 www.chateaustjean.com, $150/member & Seasonal Lunch
Villa Chanticleer Annex, Healdsburg Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood 10am-12pm, 707-778-2307, Petaluma
www.mcevoyranch.com, $125, McEvoy Ranch
MAY 3 MAY 9
20th Annual Salute to Fete De La Fleur - Celebration of the Flower MAY 9
John Phillip Sousa Concert 10:30am-5pm, 707-833-4134 Human Race of Sonoma County
Healdsburg Community Band, 707-433-3413 www.chateaustjean.com 8am, 707-573-3399
3pm, $10, Jackson Theater, Santa Rosa Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood Slater Middle School, Santa Rosa
« MAY 6 « MAY 9 MAY 9
Winemaker Dinner Series at Santé Celebrate Healdsburg 2009 Oyster Days on the Way to the Bay
www.lambertbridge.com, $75, $50/members
Featuring Benziger Family Winery 12-6pm, 707-431-3152 11am-4pm, 707-874-1010, $25
6:30pm, 707-939-2467, www.fairmont.com, RSVP www.celebratehealdsburg.com Freestone Vineyards, Freestone
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma Historic Downtown Healdsburg Plaza MAY 9
MAY 7 Wine, food, kids’ activities & much more! Living History Day
Lecture with Mary Street Alinder « MAY 9 10am-5pm, Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
Author of Ansel Adams: A Biography, 1996 Spring Fest on the Eastside www.petalumaadobe.com, 707-762-4871
707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org 11am-5pm, Healdsburg MAY 9
7pm, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa www.christophercreek.com, 707-433-2001 Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff
At participating Russian River wineries 1-5:30pm, Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma
« MAY 7, 21
Wine Tasting FUNdamentals MAY 9 www.greatchilicookoff.com, 707-763-8920
10:30am-12pm, Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma Eco-Tour Dog Hike with Jeff Kunde MAY 9
www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7356, $25 9am, Kunde Estate Winery, Kenwood Wine & Chocolate Pairing Lambert Bridge Winery, Healdsburg

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SATURDAYS MAY 9 - OCTOBER 31 MAY 14-16 MAY 16 « MAY 16-17

Docent Guided Walking Tours of cigarBQ 2009 Wild Fest 2009 Passport to Sonoma Valley

Historic Downtown Passport & wine glass gives unlimited tastings,
12-4pm, www.ywca.org/sonomacounty 10am-4pm, 707-992-0274

10:30am, 707-778-4398 & entry to Sonoma Valley's acclaimed wineries
Various events in Sonoma County wine country! www.scwildliferescue.org

www.petalumamuseum.com 11am-4pm, 707-935-0803, Sonoma
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue, Petaluma
MAY 14-16
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, Petaluma www.sonomavalleywine.com

Petaluma’s Salute to American Graffiti MAY 16

MAY 10 « MAY 16-17
707-762-3394, 707-769-0429 115th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Quivira Cabernet Sauvignon, Réserve Spéciale

www.americangraffiti.net 10am, 707-5423-7673, free, Downtown Santa Rosa
11am-5pm, 707-431-8333 Release & Passport Weekend

Historic Downtown Petaluma
www.quivirawine.com, 800-292-8339
« MAY 16
10am-4:30pm, 707-935-2600

Quivira Vineyards, Healdsburg « MAY 15 Pendulum Club Spring Fling www.arrowoodwinery.com, $10

MAY 10 Dinner with the Winemaker Series: 11am-4pm, 707-940-4043 Arrowood Winery, Glen Ellen

Mother’s Day Dine Near the Vines Featuring Kunde Estate Winery www.clinecellars.com, Cline Cellars, Sonoma Small bites & Rhone varietals!

10:30am, 707-282-1534, RSVP 800-541-7788, www.innatthetides.com MAY 16-17
« MAY 16-17

www.kunde.com, $55/members, $60 Freestone Fermentation Festival
The Bay View Restaurant
Welcome to ZINoma

Kunde Estate Winery, Kenwood 12-6pm, 707-874-1963, $7
Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay
11am-4pm, 707-833-2330

« MAY 10 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone
MAY 15-17 www.ledsonwinery.com

Mother’s Day Brunch MAY 17
Kawasaki AMA Superbikes Showdown www.sonomavalleywine.com

11am-2pm, Gloria Ferrer Winery, Sonoma Great Strides Walk

800-870-RACE, www.infineonraceway.com Ledson Winery, Kenwood
www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 8am, 415-331-0640, Spring Lake Park, Santa Rosa

Infineon Raceway, Sonoma
MAY 16-17
Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
MAY 14

« MAY 16 Raymond Burr’s Birthday Bash
Winemaker Dinner: Patz & Hall MAY 17

Wine Club Pickup Party 11am-5pm, 888-900-0024
707-847-3231, 800-987-8319 14th Annual Spring Home & Garden Tour

www.timbercoveinn.com 800-500-2285, www.sausalwinery.com www.raymondburrvineyards.com 10am-5pm, 707-887-1647

Timber Cove Inn, Timber Cove Sausal Winery, Healdsburg Raymond Burr Vineyards, Healdsburg Visit West Sonoma County homes.

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« MAY 21 « MAY 17
Winemaker Dinner Zina Hyde Cunningham Winemaker Dinner
featuring Paradise Ridge Winery Featuring winemaker Steve Ledson
6pm, 707-528-9463, www.prwinery.com 6:30pm, $125, 800-421-2810,
www.timbercoveinn.com www.stevenswood.com, www.zinawinery.com
Timber Cove Inn, Jenner Stevenswood Spa Resort, Boonville
yers
LAKE/MENDOCINO MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING
EVERY SECOND SUNDAY Marin Center in San Rafael
Buford & Brown Yappy Hour 415-499-6800, www.marincenter.org
Wine tasting with your dog! 1-3pm • Apr 25: Jeanette Walls
The Vintage Marketplace, Hopland, 707-744-878 • Apr 26: Tommy Tune, Steps in Time
ONGOING A 50th Anniversary
Classic Concerts by the Lake • Apr 30: David Copperfield
Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa, Kelseyville • May 3, 5: A Tribute to Aaron Copland
www.konoctiharbor.com, 800-660-LAKE • May 9: Le Roi Soleil, A French Musical
• Apr 24: Little Big Town • May 9: Marin Human Race
• May 24: Cheech & Chong • May 9: Kathleen Battle
• Apr 25: The Lost Boys – Rock Shop IV • May 13: Business Showcase & Career Fair
• May 16: Robin Trowe • May 15: Brosnan School of Irish Dance, Lark in
the Morning
ONGOING
• May 16: Dance With Sherry Studio, Seasons 2009
Skunk Train
• May 16: Harmony Sweepstakes
866 457-5865, Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com
• May 17: Marin-Sonoma Concours d’Elegance
« ONGOING THROUGH MAY 14 • May 17: Just Dance Academy
Land and Sea Exhibit • May 19: Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
Photography by Jon Klein Non-Marching Band
Pottery by Jan Wax & Chris Bing
11am-5pm, Scharffenberger Cellars, Philo APRIL 23-26
www.scharffenbergercellars.com, 707-895-2957 Fantasy Cycling Camp
415-339-4777, www.cavallopoint.com
APRIL 23 – MAY 24 Cavallo Point, Sausalito
Tuesdays with Morrie
707-937-4477, www.MendocinoTheatre.org APRIL 25
Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino 7th Annual Artists of Issaquah Show
11am-5pm, www.artistsofissaquah.com
APRIL 24 Issaquah Dock, Sausalito
Concerts with Conversations:
Wendy DeWitt, Piano Blues APRIL 30 – MAY 3
707-275-2244, www.tallmanhotel.com An Artists’ Retreat with Anna Rhodes
Tallman Hotel, Upper Lake 415-33-4777, www.cavallopoint.com
Cavallo Point, Sausalito
APRIL 25
Wine Sensory MAY 2
1-5pm, $35, Tulip Hill Winery, Nice Playdate 2009: 5th Annual Fundraising Gala
707-274-9373, www.tuliphillwinery.com 6pm, 415-339-3958, www.baykidsmuseum.org
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
APRIL 25-26
Heron Festival & Wildflower Brunch SAN FRANCISCO
800-LAKESIDE, www.heronfestival.org
ONGOING
Clear Lake State Park Visitor Center, Kelseyville
Wednesday Sunset Sessions
APRIL 25 – MAY 31 5-8pm, Americano Restaurant at Hotel Vitale
Mendocino Film Festival 415-278-3777, www.americanorestaurant.com
707-937-0171, www.mendocinofilmfestival.org
ONGOING THROUGH MAY 31
Mendocino & Ukiah
Five Themes Exhibit
MAY 2 www.sfmoma.org, San Francisco
Wine Sensory San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
11am-5pm, $35, Tulip Hill Winery, Nice
www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373 ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 26
San Francisco Lyric Opera, Rigoletto
MAY 2 415-345-7575, www.sflyricopera.org
Anderson Valley Beer Festival Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
1-6pm, 707-895-BEER
Mendocino Country Fairgrounds, Boonville APRIL 23 – MAY 7
52nd Annual San Francisco
« MAY 2-3 International Film Festival
Hopland Spring Passport Weekend 415-561-5000, www.sffs.org
11am-5pm, 800-564-2582, $35/incl glass Castro Theatre, San Francisco
www.hoplandpassport.com
Visit participating wineries! APRIL 24-26
New Living Expo
MAY 8 415-382-8300, www.newlivingexpo.com
Progressive Dinner in Mendocino
Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco
6pm, $75, 707-937-5397, fordhouse@mcn.org
Ford House, The Mendocino Hotel & Kelley House APRIL 25
Benefit for Ford House Restoration Fund 26th Annual International Beer Festival
7-10pm, 415-345-7500, www.fortmason.org, $60
« MAY 15-17 Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
12th Annual Pinot Noir Festival
Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association APRIL 26
707-895-WINE, www.avwines.com Opening Day on the Bay
Various events include a technical conference, 415-331-0702, free
Winemaker dinners & open houses at the wineries! Pier 39 & Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

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Discounts MAY 2 SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS
ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS MAY 1-3
Cinco de Mayo Festival Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row Wildflower Triathlon
10am, 415-647-1533, www.sfcincodemayo.com Family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts 831-373-0678, Monterey, www.tricalifornia.com
ANDRETTI WINERY Dolores Park, San Francisco 4-8pm, 831-649-6690, Monterey MAY 2
Two for one tasting with ad MAY 2-3 ONGOING TUESDAYS Wine Stroll
PAGE 7 Norway Days Farmers’ Market at the Barnyard 3-6pm, 408-779-3190, www.clos.com, $15
415-345-7500, www.fortmason.org Organic fruit, vegetables & flowers Downtown Morgan Hill
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco Carmel, 11am-3pm, 831-624-8886
ARROWOOD WINERY « MAY 2
« MAY 5 ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Spring Open House
Complimentary “classic” tasting Grgich Hills Napa Valley Wine Dinner Monterey Museum of Art 11am-4pm, 831-678-4555, www.hahnestates.com
for two with ad PAGE 57 415-955-5574, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.com Evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres Hahn Estates, Soledad
Campton Place, San Francisco, $175 5-7pm, 831-372-5477, Monterey
« MAY 2
MAY 12 « EVERY THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH 15th Annual Spring Open House
BEAULIEU VINEYARDS Starlite Vineyards Sonoma Valley Open for Tasting River Road Wine Trail
2 for 1 Tasting with ad PAGE 34 Tasting Seminar & Dinner 11am-4pm, 408-842-9197 Visit participating wineries. New releases, barrel
415-955-5574, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.com $10/refundable w/purchase, free/club members samples, food & entertainment! 11am-4pm
Campton Place, San Francisco, $160 www.martinranchwinery.com Free admission, www.riverroadwinetrail.com
CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS MAY 12
Martin Ranch Winery, Gilroy MAY 2-3
Tour and tasting from 5th Annual Pink Out! EVERY TUESDAY Santa Cruz Clay Show & Sale
$69 per hour PAGE 29 Rosé Avengers & Producer Focus on Monterey County Wines 11am-5pm, 831-475-2258, Bargetto Winery, Soquel
6:30-8:30pm, www.rapwine.com Cepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel www.bargetto.com, www.santacruzclay.com
Butterfly Restaurant, San Francisco 831-625-5646, 3-8pm, www.ranchocellars.com MAY 3
CALISTOGA CELLARS MAY 16 ONGOING Annual Robinson Jeffers Tor
Complimentary tasting 33rd Annual San Francisco Wine Auction World of Wine 2009 House Garden Party
5:30pm-12am, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco 831-624-2600, www.chateaujulien.com 2-5pm, 831-624-1813, www.torhouse.org
with ad PAGE 39 415-856-0939, www.sfwineauction.org Chateau Julien Wine Estate, Carmel Valley Tor House, Carmel
Wine tasting, entertainment, dinner & dancing! • May 6: Australia MAY 7, 14, 21, 28
FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO « MAY 17 APRIL 23, 30 Time for Wine
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco Time for Wine 5-9pm, 800-ITS-WINE, www.clos.com
Complimentary tasting 5-9pm, 800-ITS-WINE, www.clos.com Clos LaChance, San Martin
Star Chefs & Vintners Gala
with ad PAGE 87 5-11pm, www.mowsf.org/gala/events.html Clos La Chance Winery, San Martin MAY 9
www.elizabethspencerwines.com APRIL 24 – MAY 24 Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco 7:30pm, 831-457-9693, www.scbaroque.org
GOLDEN HAVEN MAY 19
Waiting for Lefty
831-624-1531, www.cetstaffplayers.org University of California, Santa Cruz
Mud Treatment for 2, Growers Dinners: Wine Forest Indoor Forest Theatre, Carmel MAY 10
$54 per person PAGE 3 Mushroom Dinner APRIL 25 Mother’s Day Brunch
6pm, 415-836-9239, $85, www.jackfalstaff.com Rediscovering Point Lobos: 11:30am, 831-475-2258, www.bargetto.com
Jack Falstaff, San Francisco A Guided Walk with Poetry Readings Bargetto Winery, Soquel
HAGAFEN CELLARS & Musical Interludes MAY 10
Free tasting with ad PAGE 7 MONTEREY BAY AREA 1-3pm, 831-372-5857, parking fee Mother’s Day Buffets & Dinners
ONGOING Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel 831-647-7500, www.pebblebeach.com
Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel The Lodge at Pebble Beach &
APRIL 25
JESSUP CELLARS 831-620-2048, Carmel
Spring Wine Celebration The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach
• Apr 25: St. Lawrence String Quartet
2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 37 • Apr 26: Cirque Le Masque Wineries of the Santa Clara Valley MAY 10
• May 5: Yefim Bronfman 11am-5pm, 800-548-3813, $50 Mother’s Day Brunch
• May 15: Winner of 2008 Instrumental Casa de Fruta County Park, Gilroy 11am-3pm, 831-455-2100, Chateau Coralini, Salinas
KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY Competition « APRIL 25 MAY 10
Complimentary reserve tasting • May 16: Vocal Competition Finalists & Winner 6th Annual Chalone Appellation Mother’s Day at the Winery
with ad PAGE 27 • May 17: The Tweaksters! Pinnacles Wine Festival 11am-5pm, 800-ITS-WINE, www.clos.com
ONGOING 11:30am-4pm, 831-678-2400, $50/adv, $60 Clos LaChance, San Martin
Live at Golden State Theatre www.pinnacleswinefestival.com
MAY 10
MARTIN RAY WINERY 831-372-3800, Monterey Enjoy wine & hors d’oeuvres from the
Mother’s Day Brunch
appellation! Inn at the Pinnacles, Soledad
15% discount with ad PAGE 47 www.goldenstatetheatre.com 11am-3pm, 888-648-9463
• Apr 24: The Firesign Theatre APRIL 25-26 www.bernardus.com, $70, $32/child
• May 10: Broadway’s David Burnham Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley
OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER • May 16: Al Martino with The Mills Brothers 9am-5pm, 831-758-6645, free
MAY 14-16
$1 off with ad PAGE 38 « ONGOING THROUGH MAY 3 Jardines Restaurant, San Juan Bautista
Cooking for Solutions
Art in the Vineyard Art Gallery Show APRIL 26 831-648-4800, www.montereybayaquarium.org
877-44-PINOTm www.sarahsvineyard.com Día del Niño Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
SIMI WINERY Sarah’s Vineyard, Gilroy 10am-6pm, 831-648-4800 A celebration of sustainable seafood!
Save $10 on public tour ONGOING www.montereybayaquarium.org
MAY 16
Live Music at KRML Radio Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
or tasting PAGE 17 New Release Party
The Eastwood Building, Carmel APRIL 26 5-7pm, 831-624-2600
www.krmlradio.com, 831-624-6432 Big Sur International Marathon www.chateaujulien.com, $50, $40/members
SONOMA WINE HARDWARE 0NGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 831-625-6226, www.bsim.org Chateau Julien Wine Estate, Carmel Valley
Highway 1, Big Sur to Carmel
Free offer PAGE 4 Winemaker Wednesdays « MAY 16
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association APRIL 26 3rd Annual Santa Lucia Highlands
5pm, 831-685-VINE (8463), www.scmwa.com Rivers of Chocolate Winegrowers Gala
STAGECOACH EXPRESS Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola 2-5pm, 408-353-2278, www.silvermtn.com 2-5pm, www.santaluciahighlands.com, $85
Mountain Winery, Saratoga Hahn Estates, Soledad
Complimentary ONGOING
Exclusive wine tastings paired with food.
shipping box PAGE 29 Thursday Night Music Series APRIL 30 – MAY 17
6-8pm, 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? MAY 16-17
Bargetto Winery, Soquel 831-622-0100, www.pacrep.org 50th Annual Artichoke Festival
Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel 831-633-2465, www.artichoke-festival.org
SUMMERS WINES
10% discount with ad PAGE 39
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Castroville, Live music, wine tasting & much more! 408-358-4949, www.flemingjenkins.com
SOUTH BAY
ONGOING
« MAY 16-17
Concerts at Montalvo Arts Center
13th Annual A La Carte & Art CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
650-965-3395, www.miramarevents.com, free
408-961-5858, Saratoga, www.montalvoarts.org 10am-6pm, Castro Street, Mountain View ONGOING
ONGOING THROUGH MAY 1 (WED-SUN) Live music, food, wine, art & much more!
Sierra Railroad
25th Annual Fine Art Exhibition SAN MATEO COUNTY 209-848-2100, Oakdale, www.sierrarailroad.com
12-5pm, 408-354-2646
EVERY SATURDAY
Art Museums of Los Gatos, Los Gatos • Apr 24: Murder Mystery Dinner
Wine Tasting at Beltramo’s
APRIL 25 Menlo Park, www.beltramos.com • Apr 30: Wildflower Lunch
5th Annual Fur Ball 650-325-2806, 2:20-5:30pm • May 5: Tuesday Lunch Special
408-727-3383x879, www.hssv.org APRIL 26 • May 9: Sunset Dinner
www.thomasfogartywinery.com 19th Annual Pacific Coast
• May 10: Mother’s day Brunch
Thomas Fogarty Winery, Woodside Dream Machines Show
Benefit for Santa Clara Humane Society 10am-4pm, 650-726-2328 APRIL 23-26
www.miramarevents.com, $20, $10/kids
MAY 2-3 Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay Clovis Rodeo
Rosella’s Vineyard Release Weekend A showcase of motorized marvels! 559-299-8838, www.clovisrodeo.com
LODI/WOODBRIDGE 11am-4pm, $10, Testarossa Vineyards, Los Gatos
ALAMEDA COUNTY
LIVERMORE
Clovis Rodeo Fairgrounds, Clovis
www.testarossa.com, 408-354-6150x321
APRIL 25 APRIL 29 – MAY 3
« MAY 3 Science Festival
Wine Club Party at Greg & Peggy’s 11am-4pm, free, CSU East Bay, Hayward Raisin Festival
3-6pm, $40, Fleming Jenkins Winery, Los Gatos www.sci.csueastbay.edu/festival, 510-885-3441 559-891-2235, www.cityofselma.com

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GALLO SONOMA
The Family’s New Roots
by Richard Paul Hinkle Two of Julio’s grandchildren get the lion’s perfectly lovely, with oily black currant and
share of credit for these “Gallo Family” wines menthol, the 2007 Zinfandel is a bit on the

I
n the broader sense of time, the Gallo that are moving “Modesto” out of the frame in ripe side, with juicy raspberry, and the 2006
family has only been in Sonoma County favor of “Sonoma County.” On the viticulture Cabernet Sauvignon is charming with
for a short period of time. But in our side is Matt Gallo; on the winemaking side is violets, blackberry and hints of currant and
country’s nascent wine industry, they’ve really his sister, Gina. cassis. You’ll not find better at that price range
been here for awhile. I can remember, nearly “In addition to what you might call anywhere.
three decades ago, when the late Julio Gallo, ‘normal household chores,’ I had a ten-acre Included among the “Single Vineyard”
in his usual quiet and understated manner, vineyard to take care of … when I was ten wine slate are the 2006 Two Rock
made a case for Sonoma County being the years old!” says Matt, who today oversees Chardonnay ($28), with its lean pear,
better place for winegrapes than the more nearly 4500 acres of vineland in Sonoma apricot and oak toast and the 2006 Laguna
heralded Napa Valley. His argument for chan- County (not to mention another 1300 acres Vineyard Chardonnay ($28), with full-
neling his family’s vineyard efforts here were in Paso Robles and the Santa Lucia Highlands throated bacon-oak-toast and bright Golden
simple: the closer you get to the coast, the of Monterey County). Delicious apple fruit and clove spiciness.
longer the growing season and the better the “You’re right. My grandfather believed that There is an excellent Dry Creek Valley, Frei
fruit retains its natural grape acidity. Better Sonoma was the best place in the world to Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 ($36)
wines. grow grapes, and I think he was right. What that is fluid and juicy with blackberry and
In tasting through a whole slew (more we have tried to do at Gallo Family Vineyards cassis fruit, tobacco spice and aromatics that
than a passel) of Gallo’s current wine releases, is capture the character of the region and – are all blackberry all the time.
what Julio was saying – way back before it through my work in the vineyards and Gina’s The “Winemaker’s Signature” line is also
was popular to say so – is made abundantly efforts at the winery – carry it on into the flush with quality (at, as you might expect, a
evident. As you will see below, in all price glass. I think we’ve succeeded in doing that.” slightly higher price). Highlights include the
categories, these are wines that speak persua- Let’s start with the Sonoma County marvelous 2006 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
sively of their place of origin. Varietal char- Reserve line, all of which sell for $15 per ($35) that features black cherry and sweet
acter is true, natural acidity pushes the fruit bottle. The 2007 Pinot Gris is fluid with mushroom fruit that is earthy and forest
forward, and the wines finish with pleasing steely lime and orange blossom, the 2007 floor-like – just the thing for the filet mignon.
crispness and length. There’s not much more Chardonnay is buttery, with light peach and The 2004 Tempranillo ($40) is another to
to ask for. a hint of oak toastiness. The 2006 Merlot is watch out for, with its plum and boysenberry

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fruit, its soft and expansive
texture, and that sharp little hint
of clove in the finish to wrap
things up neatly.
The 2006 Russian River
Syrah ($40) is a pleasing mix of
strawberry, pepper and tobacco,
the 2006 Sonoma Valley
Zinfandel ($35) is excellent with
ripe raspberry, pepper, plum and
cranberry, the 2004 Sonoma
County Petit Verdot ($40) is
dense with black ink and pepper-
corn, while the 2005 Sonoma
County Meritage ($50) is thick
with black currant fruit, a hint of
green bean, and a tobacco spici-
ness that lingers on the palate.
There are two dessert wines in
the “Winemaker’s Signature”
grouping, and both are more
than worthy of your attention.
The 2003 Port ($25/half) is
nearly black in color and is flush
with pomegranate fruit and a
black walnut nuttiness that
makes it great with a strongly-
flavored cheese. And the 2006
Late Harvest Semillon ($40/half)
is thick and treacle-sweet, with
ripe peach and plenty of honey
from the botrytis infection that
caused the grapes to dehydrate,
thus concentrating fruit and
sugar so intensely. Try it by itself,
with Roquefort cheese (for
contrast), or honeydew melon
(for complement). This one’s a
keeper.
Gallo’s tasting room is not at
the Dry Creek Valley winery, but
is located on the Plaza in down-
town Healdsburg (320 Center
Street). Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
daily, there is no charge for the
featured wine. Structured tast-
ings are $7-15. For further infor-
mation, phone (707) 433-2458.
[Hinkle is the author of nine wine books.
Contact is rphinkle@sonic.net.]

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Wineology INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER
by Len Napolitano

How do I build a wine storage room?
For many casual wine drinkers, the wine collecting bug hits and humidity (65-75%) range, and the absence of vibrations. All of
sooner than expected and suddenly they find themselves storing these requirements create the ideal conditions for proper aging of the
wine bottles in more than one location. It starts with a small wine wine. Too cold, or too warm, the wine ages too slowly or too quickly,
rack in the kitchen, then grows to fill the bottom of a hall closet, or respectively, and therefore imperfectly. Too dry, and cork shrinkage
two, and spreads to various cool, dark corners of the household. allows air inside the bottle, which spoils the wine. Finally, vibrations
When wine bottles take over the living room it’s time to think about will disturb the molecular structure of the wines and accelerate the
a wine storage room. production of sediment.
If you buy wine by the case rather than bottle, one option is to When building the room, all sides, floor and ceiling must be well
rent space in a temperature-controlled self-storage center. These are insulated, the entry door of exterior grade, and a wine-room cooling
especially popular in residential areas with a large number of apart- unit built into a wall. A normal air conditioner will not do the job
ment buildings and homes without basements. But this choice because it is designed to remove moisture from the air. There are
requires a monthly fee and the hassle of not having the bottles many brands of cooling units available and with some research on
quickly and easily at hand. the Internet you should be able to find the right unit at the right
Personal refrigerated units designed for wine-keeping at home price sized for your storage room.
have become more sophisticated and attractive. These look like Last, but certainly not least, is the selection of the wine racks.
miniature refrigerators and are made small enough to fit under a Racks are usually made from wood that can hold up to the tempera-
kitchen counter or large enough to walk inside. Many come with ture and humidity, such as cedar or redwood, although some come
sliding shelves, variable temperature controls, lights, digital displays in other materials such as plastic or aluminum. Most popular are the
and other convenience options. wooden racks, which add a warm and elegant look to the room.
If you have the space, consider building a dedicated wine room in Although it requires an investment of time and money, a home
your home. This is a project that has relatively high initial cost but wine storage room can be very gratifying. All of your wine in one
can provide long-term savings and undeniable convenience place, inside the confines of your own home. And maybe best of all,
compared to self-storage. In some cases, a wine storage room may you can get back to using hall closets for coats and hats.
work best in conjunction with a separate under-counter refrigerated
unit in the kitchen. With this approach, you can keep wines for
long-term aging in the room, and the “everyday” wines in the kitchen 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
unit. contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.
The keys to designing and building a good wine storage room are Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of
low light, a steady, and restricted temperature range (55-60 degrees) 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”
California Wine Tours has spent 25 years

W
ine country visitors are often left
learning the ins and outs of off the beaten
speechless by the beautiful sweeping
path and truly memorable wine country
vineyard views and rolling hills
dotted with stunning oak trees. Many of these experiences.
breathtaking views are often missed if you are Daily wine tours are conducted in both
concentrating on driving your rental car or Napa and Sonoma and include convenient
your own vehicle and desperately looking for pick-ups at area hotels. Guests will visit four
the driveway for your next winery stop. Leave to five wineries with time for lunch at one of
your vehicle behind and let someone else do many picturesque picnic spots. The driver is
the driving, deal with directions, winery also your wine guide and can answer ques-
appointments and all the details for a truly tions in between the winery stops. This tour
memorable wine country adventure. is limited to 10 people so you are assured an
California Wine Tours is celebrating nearly intimate experience. If you are staying in San
a quarter century as wine country’s #1 source Francisco, you can take the Bay Link Ferry to
for tours and transportation. Visitors can Vallejo and California Wine Tours will pick
either join one of their daily public tours or you up at the ferry terminal to join the Napa
you can rent a private vehicle and create a Valley tour. This tour is $79 per person from
custom wine tour designed to include your Napa or Sonoma and $99 per person from wines. Generations of family farmers believe if
favorite wines or wineries. It is completely up San Francisco. Mother Nature is treated with respect, she
to you. By selecting a long standing company A private limousine tour is not as expensive delivers a delicious and bountiful crop. See
like California Wine Tours, visitors are as many think. Put six friends in a stretch this respect for the land first hand and select
assured access to the best in wine country as limousine for five hours and the cost is less a wine tour focused on wineries that practice
than $68 per person, all inclusive. No need to organic grape growing and high level sustain-
worry about who will be the designated able winemaking practices. Reduce your
driver. No need to worry about setting up carbon footprint even more as you take in the
appointments at wineries. California Wine sweeping vineyard views from the back seat
Tours will handle everything. All you have to of one of California Wine Tour’s chauffeured
do is enjoy the company of your friends. Toyota Prius sedans.
Go for Green – Wine Country’s beauty, For more information, visit the website at
topography and ideal climate is why it is the www.californiawinetours.com or call 1-800-
perfect area to grow and make world class 294-6386 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Rutherford Appellation
Wineries Announce
Spring Passport Weekend
Visitors Invited to Tour Rutherford for a Day or Entire Weekend
to Enjoy 14 Award-Winning Rutherford Winery Experiences

The Rutherford Appellation Wineries invite the public to enjoy a
wine tasting journey through Napa Valley’s famed Rutherford appella-
tion during their Spring Passport Weekend on Saturday, May 2 and
Sunday, May 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Passport holders can experi-
ence the wineries of the Rutherford appellation with exclusive tastings
of new releases, current and library vintages, wine and food pairings
and special Passport Weekend discounts.
The event highlights and celebrates the wineries of Rutherford, the
historic heart of Napa Valley. Each winery will feature its own unique
tasting experience aimed to educate and enthuse visitors about the
unique growing region. Fourteen wineries are slated to pour their
wines for the event, including many that are not normally open for
public tastings. Host winery sites are Alpha Omega, Beaulieu Vine-
yard, Elizabeth Spencer Wines, Franciscan Estates, Honig Vineyard
and Winery, Peju Province Winery, Pina Napa Valley, Rubicon Estate,
Rutherford Hill Winery, St. Supery and Tres Sabores Winery. Guest
wineries include Martin Estate, Provenance Vineyards and Slaughter-
house Cellars.
Weekend passports are available for $65 per person or $50 for a
Sunday only pass. Members of participating winery wine clubs will
receive a 20% passport ticket discount applied with the use of a
promotional code. Passports may be purchased online at
www.rutherford-appellation-wineries.com and will be available for
pick-up on May 2 and May 3 at the pre-selected winery.
Proceeds from the spring event will be donated to a Napa Valley
community charity. Over the past year, Rutherford Appellation
Wineries has donated more than $8,000 to local charities from Pass-
port Weekend ticket sales, including the Rutherford River Restoration
project, Queen of the Valley Community Outreach Service and the
Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department.
Rutherford Passport Weekends are semi-annual events held the
first weekends of May and December.
Rutherford Appellation Wineries was established as the direct to
consumer marketing arm of the Rutherford Dust Society
(www.rutherforddust.org) to educate the public about the signifi-
cance of the Rutherford appellation as Napa Valley's preeminent
grape-growing area. This consumer-focused organization was created
to promote the uniqueness of the area and encourage visitors to expe-
rience personally the quality of the wines produced in this special
place. To learn more about the Rutherford Appellation Wineries, visit
www.rutherford-appellation-wineries.com.

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DEERFIELD RANCH WINERY
by Kathleen Hill hillside and facing eastward in the heart of protect themselves from toxins in the juice.
the Valley of the Moon. We triple hand sort all of our grapes and

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eerfield Ranch Winery is a truly When we stopped in, Deerfield grower remove anything you wouldn’t feed to a baby.
hidden treasure in Sonoma Valley, Jack Dan Sanchez was checking on his Brunello We also feed the yeast … keep a clean
London’s Valley of the Moon. Once Sangiovese, with vines he imported from his fermentation environment, and monitor the
you get to the winery off Highway 12, the mother’s hometown in Italy and grows with yeast for stress … Those who get headaches
tasting room appears to be hidden as well, love and passion. and have reactions to most wines can usually
but the pot of gold at the end of the tunnel is Sanchez said owner and winemaker drink Deerfield wine.”
well worth the hunt. “Robert Rex doesn’t care about your degrees, P. J. Rex is also sensitive to sulfites in wine,
Located just north of Wildwood Gardens he cares about your passion.” which normally keeps wine from oxidizing
and the Kenwood Inn and south of Kenwood Known as a “Renaissance man” who can during barrel ageing and bottling. She says
Restaurant, the winery, caves and tasting do anything, Rex oversees everything, Deerfield doesn’t “release (its) wine until the
room are neatly nestled into the hills. personally helped lay the tile in the cave and SO2 reaches non-reactive levels.” The result
A black and white sign reading “Deerfield tasting room, and built the entrance doors. It is known as “clean wine.”
Ranch” alerts you to make an almost imme- helps to be a chemist, a graphic designer and Producing around 12,000 cases of wine
diate turn. Heading up Deerfield’s driveway, a a gourmet cook who owned a tobacco shop annually, Rex works year after year with the
small lake with an island appears on your Berkeley for many years. same small growers in Sonoma, Napa and
right, presided over by two very tall rusty Rex and his wife P.J. have lived at their Lake counties, aging the wines two to three
metal sculpted giraffes, along with living hilltop Deerfield Ranch in Kenwood for years. Many of these wineries are so down-to-
ducks and geese who obviously love to leave nearly 30 years, and started making wine way earth that their friends show up for picking,
calling cards along the driveway. back in their Berkeley days. They, along with pruning and great parties just to be part of
While the winery itself looks tiny, with their family and partners, started to build the making Deerfield’s fine wines.
some tanks sheltered by a possibly perma- winery caves in 2001. Watch for “Deerfield’s Stimulus Package”
nent white tent, the reality of Deerfield Ranch Rex says, “We allow the grapes to fully of six wines for $110 that includes two each
lives underground. vine ripen, hand pick and sort the grapes, of 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, 2004 Merlot Cuvée
Begin your treasure hunt into the cave by and use the most gentle production tech- and 2004 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon.
entering the door between the winery and the niques. We produce wines using organic As you leave the cave and face east, stop
tent. Walk or roll straight ahead for a few methods and are one of only three certified for a minute and inhale one of the most beau-
hundred feet to “the white area.” Do not take organic producing wineries in Sonoma.” tiful vineyard views in Sonoma Valley as you
any of the curving side hallways. P.J. Rex is among wine lovers who used to gaze at Kunde Estate’s vast holdings.
The treasure inside is the “Grand Room,” fear a raging headache after drinking red Deerfield Ranch Winery is open daily from
which feels more like an interesting living wine. She explains that “what really affects 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located at 10200
room than a tasting bar, and the rare wines in them is the histamines in red wine. Deerfield Highway 12/Sonoma Highway, Kenwood.
the center of an elegant 23,000 square feet of has very low levels of histamines. The yeast For more information, call toll free 1-888-
wine barrel-aging cave burrowed into the produces histamines during fermentation to 518-6387 or (707) 833-5215.

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Santa Cruz Mountains 2nd Annual Wine Express
While this year is the 14th annual Santa 40-minute loop at 3:30 p.m. with winemakers dren under 12 years old. For reservations or
Cruz Wine Auction, it is the second Santa Cruz on board pouring Santa Cruz Mountains wines. more information, contact the Santa Cruz
Mountains Wine Express event! This grand Dogs on a leash are welcome for both the Mountains Winegrowers Association at (831)
Wine Tasting will take place on Sunday, May 17 tasting and the train ride. Tickets are $55 in 685-VINE (8463) or send an email to
from 1 to 4 p.m. Come sip wines in the advance and $65 at the door, $20 for chil- info@scmwa.com.
redwoods from America’s premier mountain
appellation. Guests will enjoy world-class
wines and get the opportunity to ride the Santa Mark your calendars! SCMWA Vintners’ Festival 2009
Cruz Mountains Wine Railway. The Santa Cruz
Mountains Wine Express will be held at The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association has announced details for the 19th
Roaring Camp Railroads, located off Graham annual Vintners’ Festival “A Taste of the Mountains.” This year’s festival will be held on two
Hill Road, in Felton. Sample great wines and consecutive weekends. The first weekend, June 6 and 7, the festival will be hosted at wineries
stroll among the majestic coastal redwoods of and restaurants in Santa Cruz County. The second weekend, June 13 and 14, the festival will
the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is a great be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Wineries partici-
opportunity to sample wines from virtually all pating in the Vintners’ Festival will be pouring from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m with restaurant locations
of the award-winning wineries of the Santa closing at 4 p.m.
Cruz Mountains, in one location. The Vintners’ Festival offers participants a self-guided tour in which they may take part in
Wine tasting will be accompanied by delec- barrel tastings, meet winemakers and enjoy music, art and grood food. Visitors are also invited
table appetizers, as well as a silent and live to wander through many of the winery gardens and to bring picnics to enjoy in picturesque
auction. Auction items include rare wines, surroundings.
large-format bottles, getaways to world-class Tickets and the official brochure listing participating wineries, along with a map to help you
resorts and trips, unique private winemakers’ find the locations, will be available by calling (831) 685-VINE. You may also purchase your
dinners and much more. The train will make a commemorative wine glass, which serves as your ticket to taste, at one of the festival locations.

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Wild Weekend entertainment including live music, bocce Cabernet and Chestnut Sauce, Fully Belly
“Passport to Dry Creek Valley” is an ball, barrel tasting, barbecues, organic garden Farms Braised Leeks, Glazed Baby Carrots,
annual event showcasing the wineries, vine- tours, book signings and reserve and future Classic Beef Bourguignon – Beef, Bacon,
yards and exceptional beauty of Dry Creek tastings. Participants receive a passport logo Mushroom and Red Wine Ragout with
Valley. On April 25th and 26th, the wineries glass, entry to all wine tastings, food pairings Buttered Noodles, Golden Crepes with
of this bucolic grape-growing area will cele- and entertainment at the wineries. Enter to Poached Apricots and Raspberries, and
brate the magic of their valley with wine, win the Passport Prize Giveaway where over Apricot Champagne Reduction Sauce with
food, entertainment and the hospitality for thirty prizes will be given away. Attend the Hints of Orange and Caramel. Truly an
which Dry Creek is famous. Forty-seven Silent Auction on Saturday to bid on a great evening of celebration, culinary delights and
wineries will present the very best of their selection of winery items. Tickets are $35 all- great wine! Reception is at 7 p.m. with dinner
current releases, library wines and special inclusive. For more information, call 1-800- seating at 7:30. Cost is $125 all inclusive. For
bottlings which are only available during 5646-2582 or www.hoplandpassport.com. reservations, call (877) 887-7763. FYI: Merry-
Passport weekend. Unlike other large tasting vale’s “Seasons of the Napa Valley” dinners offer
Bravo Bravissimo! guests a rare opportunity to experience wine
events, Passport tickets are limited and there- Bravissimo! is kicking off for the first time
fore offer a more intimate experience. Two country at its finest. The historic Cask Room is
this year as an annual evening celebration in normally reserved for private parties and corpo-
day passports are $120, Sunday only passport
the heart of the Dry Creek Valley. Commem- rate events.
is $70. To participate, call (707) 433-3031 or
orating the life and heritage of this world-
go to www.wdcv.com. Forage Festivities
famous grape-growing region, Bravissimo!
Sneak Peeks features four-star food and wine, music and Forage: to seek, rummage, hunt; to
Every spring, five hosts in the heart of auction festivities; including the opportunity wander or go in search of provisions. This
Napa Valley graciously open the doors of to spend the day cooking alongside the inter- spring, Simi winery will partner with some of
their stunning estate homes for the one-day nationally acclaimed chef Douglas Keane at Sonoma County’s finest farms and artisanal
“Kitchens in the Vineyards” home tour. his Healdsburg restaurant Cyrus! Local chef food producers to premiere Simi Spring
This one-of-a-kind gem features sneak peeks Tim Vallery will be serving gourmet regional Forage: a Sonoma County Wine & Food
of exclusive kitchens, dining rooms, enter- cuisine paired with the wines of Dutcher Adventure. The bi-annual event is designed
tainment areas and gardens, all enhanced by Crossing, Domaine Chandon and numerous to invoke the rich bounty and diversity of
professional springtime floral designs, table other Sonoma and Napa Valley favorites. This Sonoma County – from sea, farm and vine-
settings and tastings of food prepared by a year's musical entertainment is the Larry yard to kitchen, table and glass – complete
few of Napa Valley’s most well-known chefs. Dunlap jazz quartet, featuring female vocalist with a hands-on forage pizza cook-off. The
The 12th annual Kitchen in the Vineyard Bobbe Norris. Bravissimo! takes place on Simi Spring Forage weekend kicks off Friday,
home tour will take place on April 25th. Saturday, May 2nd from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on May 1st, with an evening reception, local arti-
Tickets are $65 per person and benefit Music the grounds of the beautiful Dutcher Crossing sanal farmer presentations and a tasting menu
in the Vineyards, a chamber music festival Winery. Cost is $85 in advanced, $100 at the featuring fresh, seasonal, regional foods and
taking place at various Napa wineries every door. For further details, visit the website at artisanal products paired with Simi wines.
August. Due to its popularity, tour tickets are www.thsbravissimo.com or call (707) 431- Saturday morning begins with breakfast at
limited. To order, call (707) 258-5559, or 8508. the local artisan bakery, followed by a
visit www.musicinthevineyards.org. FYI: A foraging trip to the Healdsburg Farmers’
Party Parisian Market. From there, guests will be trans-
preview tour is offered on April 24th including
Merryvale Vineyards is hosting “Parisian ported to regional farms and a vineyard for
chauffeured service to each stop aboard a luxury
Delights” Winemaker Dinner in the tours, tastings and a country picnic lunch. At
minibus. Tickets are $185 per person.
cavernous Cask Room on Saturday, May 2nd. day’s end, all will return to the winery for
Big Deal Join winemaker Sean Foster for a magnificent hands-on preparation – composing the day’s
Great tastes and smaller crowds makes four course dinner of French cuisine paired foraged ingredients to create individually-
Mendocino’s Hopland Passport worth with tantalizing Merryvale wines and enjoy inspired pizzas. By bringing together artisanal
scheduling a trip. On May 2nd and 3rd, thir- live Parisian music from the ’20s courtesy of farms and producers with guest participants,
teen boutique producers will “roll out the The Baguette Quartet. This year’s menu will Simi Forage will highlight the community
barrel,” showcasing their finest in Rhone, feature cuisine from Elaine Bell Catering spirit of Sonoma County’s sustainable farming
Italian, Burgundy and Bordeaux varietals Company. Here’s a preview: Savory Lobster practices and lifestyle. Cost is $500 all inclu-
ranging from Arneis to Zinfandel. This year, Crème Brulee, Roast Duckling with Amber sive. To participate, call (707) 473-3326 or
each winery will provide their own signature Oaks Farm Mushrooms, Delta Dried Plum, visit www.simiwinery.com.

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Bring Friends, Picnic & Camera to Wines & Sunsets in Paradise
With the arrival of spring, Paradise Ridge Winery is once again or by the bottle.
opening their doors to host the popular Wednesday evening’s As an addition to this year’s Wednesday night festivities, Paradise
“Wine & Sunsets in Paradise.” Each Wednesday evening through Ridge Winery is hosting a contest for the Most Amazing Sunset
October 28, guests are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the Photo. Photos will be evaluated on natural beauty as well as the
luscious Paradise Ridge wines while watching spectacular Sonoma ambience of the Wines & Sunsets experience. Entries will be
County sunsets from the winery’s expansive veranda and beautiful accepted from May 1 through October 1. Chosen photographs will
Poetry Terrace. Wines & Sunsets begins at 6 p.m. and ends with the be on display at the Wines & Sunsets on October 28.
setting of the sun. For this special event, the tasting room is closed, Paradise Ridge Winery is located at 4545 Thomas Lake Harris
but for your enjoyment, wines are available to purchase by the glass Drive, off Fountaingrove Parkway in Santa Rosa. Known for having
“the most beautiful view in Sonoma County,” visitors are invited to
come for the wines and stay for the view. The winery is open daily
for tasting and sales from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more informa-
tion on Wines & Sunsets or the photo contest, email
info@prwinery.com or call (707) 528-9463.

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NAPA VALLEY
Kenwood Inn Ranked in Top Three
Resort Spas in the United States
The readers of Condé Nast Traveler have recog- and the healing power of grapes. The benefits of
nized the Kenwood Inn and Spa as one of the top wine drinking have been medically documented
resort spas in the United States in the magazine’s and doctors around the world recognize the pene-
April Spa Poll issue. The awards are derived from trating, protective qualities of topical treatments
the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey, the based on oils extracted from grape seeds. Kenwood’s
largest independent poll of consumers’ preferences. products incorporate vinotherapy; using red wine
INN ON RANDOLPH More than 32,000 readers voted this year as spas extracts, Chardonnay and Riesling oils with addi-
1860s landmark Victorian and 1930s cottages in were rated excellent, very good, good, fair or poor tional ingredients chosen for their ability to heal and
Napa’s Riverfront District. All accommodations
include full breakfast, privae bath, A/C, phone. for Location, Spa Facilities, Treatments, Spa Staff, protect the body, mind and senses. Popular treat-
Most feature whirlpool tub, fireplace, deck or patio. Rooms, Service and Food/Dining. Criterion scores, ments, unique to the property, include: a Wine
Cottages also offer TV/VCR/CD, fridge, microwave.
411 Randolph Street, Napa representing the percentage of respondents rating a Country Facial, Kenwood Harvest Sugar Scrub, and
(707) 257-2886 spa excellent or very good, were averaged to deter- the Kenwood Wine Wrap with an optional Wine
www.innonrandolph.com
mine the final score. Of the top three overall highest Bath soak add-on.
ranking spas, the Kenwood Inn was only slightly Smartly tucked away in Sonoma County’s Valley
outscored by two properties in Hawaii; however it of the Moon, the Kenwood Inn and Spa is a
was the only property of all 38 to receive three, Mediterranean-style villa has three lush courtyards
perfect, 100-point scores for Treatments, Spa Staff – each with an exquisite saline swimming pool –
and Service. The complete results of the awards can fountains, a serene pond, meticulously landscaped
be found in the April issue of Condé Nast Traveler, flora, and abundant ivy cascading up, down and
or on at www.cntraveler.com. around the inn. Private guestroom entrances lead
Kenwood’s full-service spa highlights the organic into each of the secluded twenty-nine rooms and
products of ARCONA; pure, natural, active ingredi- suites designed with guest privacy in mind.
ents that create powerful results for the face and The Inn is located at 10400 Sonoma Highway in
body along with treatments that utilize vinotherapy Kenwood, www.kenwoodinn.com.

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decks; three-course gourmet breakfast, hors 170 rooms and suites on 10 acres, garden setting with heated pool, night club with entertain- 665 W. Turner Road, Lodi www.robinsnestlodi.com
d’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxu- ment,Terrace Grill restaurant, fitness center and tennis courts
rious 30'x60'; swimming pool 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa 1-800-848-8300 WINE AND ROSES HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
1045 Easum Drive, Napa
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surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-2584
4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.com THE INN AT LOCKHOUSE
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19960 Elliot Road, Lockeford (209) 727-5715

SONOMA COUNTY– SONOMA MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COAST
LEDSON HOTEL LAMP LIGHTER INN
Luxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated rooms Tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, you will discover a
with king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies. charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset House Suites. These bed and
Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779 breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935.
480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com (831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.com
KENWOOD INN AND SPA VAGABOND’S INN
A premier Sonoma County destination for discerning visitors seeking gracious treat- Vagabond's House Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of Carmel's
ment, lush surroundings, soothing pools and elegant accommodations all in a Tuscan
Check out our website for Setting. (707) 833-1293 finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks away
10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood www.kenwoodinn.com from Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn.
more lodging options in (831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn
California wine country: SONOMA COUNTY– COAST CASA DE CARMEL AND MONTE VERDE INNS
INN AT THE TIDES Nestled in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Just steps from Ocean Avenue with its many shops,
Napa Valley • Sonoma County
Bay views, walking distance to shopping, restaurants; swimming pool, hot tub, galleries and restaurants, the Inn is only five blocks from the miracle mile of Carmel’s white sandy
Livermore • Central Coast
Lodi/Sierra Foothills fitness center, sauna; rooms with views and fireplaces; massage available; beach. Style, comfort, location – these inns have it all.
Mendocino • Lake County continental breakfast 1-800-541-7788 Monte Verde & Ocean Ave., Carmel
800 Highway One, Bodega Bay www.InnattheTides.com 831 624-6046, www.carmelmonteverdeinn.com

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Celebrate Stags Leap AVA’s 20th
Anniversary at Vineyard to Vintner
by Michael Rockich
With so many Napa Valley vineyards, why do the wineries of the
Stags Leap District remain such a popular neighborhood to visit?
Stags Leap District is an appellation reached from Napa without
climbing mountains, traveling extensively on country lanes, or driving
the 20 mile length of the Valley. The district’s proximity to chic
Yountville and Downtown Napa’s hotels, shops, golf and nationally
recognized restaurants are another major benefit. The district’s
compact size, comprising about 2,799 acres, means reduced travel
time between wineries. And the district’s red wines have an unrivaled
reputation – famous for winning three Paris tastings in 1976, 1986
and 2006 against top French competition from Bordeaux. Most
recently, Stags Leap District has earned renown for its progressive,
sustainable farming and practices.
The fruit forward wines of the district are known as “rock soft”
because they demonstrate an underlying power and grace. Due to its
southern location Stags Leap District benefits from the cooler marine
environment. Only about three degrees lower average temperature
makes a significant improvement in grape quality. The air heated by
the east face of the Palisades cliffs rises pulling cooler air off the valley
floor over the vines. Another dimension of the excellent terroir is the
riverbed soil and geologically younger up-thrust fragments which
provide excellent drainage. Clones and especially rootstock are mated
to soil conditions.
Share the experience of Stags Leap District’s 20th anniversary at the
V2V celebration Saturday, April 25 with the District’s founders at Shafer
Vineyards from 10 to 11 a.m. The pioneer founders – Portet, Steltzner
and Shafer will share their personal stories of the district’s beginnings
and their views toward the future. The founders will pour their rarest
wines and oldest vintages from their cellars in a library tasting.
Navigate up and down the Silverado Trail from winery to winery
between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Explore individual wineries while discov-
ering winery caves and cellars and enjoying barrel tastings with food
and wine pairings not available to the public.
Cap the exciting day at the Soiree evening dinner celebration at
Clos Du Val from 6:30 to 10 p.m. hosted by vintner Bernard Portet.
Join all of the district’s vintners and winemakers for an exclusive
reception and preview tasting of the 2005 Appellation Collection in
the Barrel Room. As the sun sets the fete will move into the tent for
dinner where each vintner will host a table with wines from their
cellars and dance as the Dick Bright Band rocks the District.
For V2V ticket availability, combinations, and pricing, or for
further information about the District visit the website at
www.stagsleapdistrict.com, or contact Nancy Bialek, the Executive
Director of Stags Leap District Winegrowers by email at
nancy@stagsleapdistrict.com, telephone (707) 255-1720, fax (707)
255-1760.

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Scott & Buggsy

Winemaker Profile: Dutch Henry Winery

SCOTT CHAFEN
by Charles Neave bring about the concentrated flavors that “Winemaking truly begins in the vineyard.
Dutch Henry wines are known for. That’s where all the secrets are.

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es and Maggie Chafen call Dutch Henry All-in-all the varietals they work with “I like single vineyards and it really all is
Winery, “the best secret in the Napa Valley” include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet done in the vineyards; it’s all about the
as they have for the last 17 years when Franc, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah grapes, which means it is all about the
their goal was simple: to make a limited and Chardonnay. The label known as “Argo” farmer, which means it is all about Mother
amount of hand-crafted premium wine, is a classic blend of Bordeaux varietals. Nature.
using the best grapes available and setting the Winemaker Scott Chafen has been an “The last harvest was tough just because
highest standards for themselves. Today, the integral part of Dutch Henry since it opened of the frost issue. Production was down for a
winery makes around 6,000 cases of their its doors in 1992. He has been the wine- number of reasons but the quality is nice. It
handcrafted wine every year, which includes maker, a cellar rat, has worked in sales and as was just tough for the growers. But now with
their signature hillside Napa Valley Estate office manager; add to that an informal the recent rains it has been great and this year
Cabernet Sauvignon from Chafen Vineyards, resume that includes landscape architect, looks great, especially for the Cabernet from
a much sought after label. delivery boy and forklift operator and you the vineyard north of Zinfandel Lane more-
Known for the level of quality of their begin to understand the depth of his involve- or-less in the middle of the Valley.”
wines, all of Dutch Henry’s vineyards are ment with the family business. Scott and his wife Jennifer live in Calistoga
located in the northeast part of the Napa Growing up in San Francisco he spent with their Airedale terriers Buggsy, Minnie,
Valley AVA, where the dominant visual back- summers in the family vineyards in the Napa and Sadie (“The Sorority” he calls them) and
drop is provided by the Palisades which were Valley and worked in the cellar at Vincent a brand-new baby girl. The family spends its
formed by volcanic and seismic uplifting. Arroyo Winery. Then, after getting a degree in free time listening to and playing music,
Chafen Vineyards, that prime piece of philosophy from Occidental College, he cooking, gardening, hiking and traveling.
vineyard land that the winemaker calls the started planning what is now Dutch Henry Dutch Henry Winery is open every day
“jewel in the crown,” is nestled along the Winery, and he has been an integral part of from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are by
southwestern-facing slopes of the Vaca the winemaking efforts at the property ever appointment. They are located at 4300
mountain range and overlooks the entire since. Silverado Trail near Calistoga. They would
eastern side of the valley. Comprising two Scott prides himself on being a wine also like it known to all dog lovers that well-
vineyards at 800 and 1200 feet above sea “grower” rather than a wine “maker.” This behaved canine companions (on a leash,
level, they are planted eighteen acres of simply reflects his personal feeling that wines please) are welcome onto the property. For
Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of are made in the vineyard, not in the cellar. So more information, call (707) 942-5771 or
Petite Verdot. The soils there, and the care- for this reason he makes sure to find the time 1-888-224-5879, or look for them on the
fully selected clones that have been planted, to hike through the vineyards regularly. Internet at www.dutchhenry.com.

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Wine Preserva – Better Taste, Less Waste S T. H E L E N A
Wine Preserva is a simple, restaurants and tasting rooms
innovative and superior way to only open weekends, or during
preserve wine that protects both slow times. It significantly
the taste and aroma. The reduces wine waste so more
patented disc, when inserted wines can be offered by the glass.
into an opened bottle, acts as a Made from FDA approved
barrier against oxidation by food grade material, the disc will
floating on the surface of the bottle you know well. Its bene- not taint the wine’s flavor or
wine, keeping the aroma and fits and ease of use become aroma and is recyclable – simply
taste of the wine at “restaurant apparent immediately. You won't discard with empty bottle.
quality” for up to five days. be able to tell the difference Wine Preserva is less expen-
Try Wine Preserva with a between a freshly opened bottle sive than most other systems and
and one protected with Wine is simple to use – disc inserts
Preserva. into bottle in seconds.
Wine Preserva is perfect for Wine Preserva is available at
Napa Valley Wine Hardware,
659 Main Street in St. Helena;
1-866-611-9463 Sonoma Wine
Hardware, 536 Broadway in
Sonoma; 1-866-231-9463. You
can also order Wine Preserva at
www.winehardware.com. Six-
packs sell for $5.99.

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4th Annual Carneros Heritage Fest, May 30
Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Carneros Heritage Fest, the renowned Carneros wind.
the region’s signature celebration on May 30th, featuring a Lamb BBQ • Artisan cheese, olive oil and honey producers
and Picnic in a Pasture paired with Carneros premium and ultra • World famous Carneros grape growers showcasing how a great
premium wines, a “Throwdown!” competition between Napa and vine becomes a great wine including a special exhibit on growing
Sonoma emerging chefs and an abundance of family-friendly fun. grapes from seedlings.
One of the nation’s only family-friendly wine and food festivals, the All inclusive tickets are $75 per person. Children under 12 (accom-
fest is hosted by the Carneros Wine Alliance. Proceeds of the fest panied by parent) are free. Friday night, May 29 “Next Generation”
benefit the Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation dedicated to the Winemaker Dinners require a separate ticket. Tickets are available at
conservation and preservation of habitat and wetlands in the San www.carnerosheritagefest.com.
Pablo Bay adjacent to the Carneros region. The Carneros Heritage Fest takes place at the Donum Estate,
Highlights of the 4th Annual Carneros Heritage Fest include: 24520 Ramal Road in Sonoma, 40 miles north of San Francisco, 30
• Carneros Premium and Ultra-Premium wines paired with a miles from Marin County, the East Bay and 60 minutes from Sacra-
Carneros-style Lamb BBQ under the direction of Brandon Guen- mento and the South Bay.
ther, 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 show-
case of “BabyDoll” miniature sheep.
• Special activities for families include a hay maze and kite-flying in

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Yountville
W H E R E S H O P P I N G

Two New Releases are Now Available at Girard Tasting Room
The tasting room for Girard Winery has
M E E T S L I F E S T Y L E

textured wine offers a full mouth feel with
been scrupulously designed to enhance all flavors of chocolate/cherry truffles, blackberry
aspects of winetasting. Soothing lighting, tart and currants. The firm tannins are very
colors, textures, furnishings, music and a well integrated, making the wine approach-
décor that has been dubbed an “elegant able at an early age.
mixture of cosmopolitan chic and heartland Girard’s tasting room at 6795 Washington
rural” have all been thoughtfully selected. Street in Yountville is open to the public every
The attention to detail is astounding. The day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, and a
ceilings and walls are finished with 2-for-1 coupon, visit the winery’s website at
reclaimed barn wood from Missouri. Other girardwinery.com.
features include cedar floors, mosaic glass
tiles, a unique, handcrafted tasting bar and dramatic lighting.
Wines can be enjoyed at the bar or while comfortably seated. A
state-of-the-art, walk-in, glass-enclosed wine cellar ensures that
guests are always served wine that has been properly stored.
Three different tastings are available. The first is a flight of five
wines offered for the modest fee of $10 (free to club members). No
appointment is necessary. A second tasting of library and reserve
wines ($15 for three or $5 each, no charge to club members), also
does not require an appointment. A private tasting of seven wines
paired with food ($40 per person, free to club members), requires
reservations.
Visitors taste seven wines matched with impeccably produced,
handcrafted fare from Dean & Deluca. The wine-and-food tasting
can be reserved on-line at the winery’s website or by calling (707)
968-9297.
New releases include 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel (86% Zinfandel,
9% Charbono and 5% Mourvedre) – a medium-bodied wine of lush,
well-integrated tannins and crisp, bright acidity. The aroma/flavor
profile includes: Kirsch, raspberry preserves, red licorice and dark
plums with subtle notes of tobacco, dried hay and cedar.
The 2006 Artistry is a proprietary blend of 5 Bordeaux-varietal
grapes (59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 13% Petite
Verdot, 8% Malbec and 7% Merlot). The 2006 vintage, also just
released, is a dark, ruby red wine with aromas of kirsch, dark plum,
raspberry, sugar cookies and nutmeg. There are also hints of herbal
tea, saddle leather and toasted walnuts. On the palate, this firmly-

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Calistoga Wineries Annual Spring Celebration, May 2
location fee to local charities.
CALISTOGA WINERIES ANNUAL SPRING CELEBRATION! This Hollywood attention is helping people find what some consider
the Napa Valley’s best-kept secret. “Our locations are beautiful and our
May 2, 2009 - 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday hospitality is second-to-none,” says Calistoga Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Rex Albright. “That’s one of the reasons casts and
Join seven different wineries in and around Calistoga at this fabu- crews want to be here. Like everyone who visits Calistoga, they’re made
lous, annual open house event. Each winery will be celebrating with to feel part of the community and are very comfortable here.”
a variety of offerings: Current release tastings, barrel sampling, For more information on visiting Calistoga, contact the Calistoga
food, live music and/or other special offers! Chamber of Commerce at (707) 942-6333 or visit the website at
Tasting Passes may be purchased in advance online at www.calistogawineevent.com www.calistogavisitors.com.
with a credit card or the day of at any of the participating wineries with cash or check.
Tasting Pass proceeds will go directly to the nondenominational St. Luke’s Preschool in Calis-
toga; $35 per adult is the minimum donation requested per Tasting Pass.
Must be over 21 years to purchase and use the Tasting Pass.
Participating wineries: Barlow Vineyards (at Zahtila), Bennett Lane Winery, Casa Nuestra
Winery, Lava Vine Winery, Graeser Winery, Parry Cellars (at Casa Nuestra); Summers Estate
Wines & Zahtila Vineyards
Discover the charm of these small up-valley wineries!

A Napa Valley town that’s known for its geothermal waters, spas,
lodging, wineries and down-to-earth atmosphere is rapidly gaining
attention for something very different. Hollywood has discovered the
charm and scenic beauty of Calistoga, and anyone watching movies or
television will see the proof.
For many days this summer, locals and visitors rubbed elbows with
Adam Sandler, who was in town filming the movie “Bedtime Stories”
which is now out on DVD.
“Bottle Shock,” the movie with Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman that
debuted in theaters over the summer, depicts the true story of a 1976
blind tasting in Paris widely credited with launching California wines
onto the international scene for the first time. A Chardonnay from Calis-
toga's Chateau Montelena won it all, and as the title indicates, the win
by an American wine was quite a shock to the European wine industry.
The film was released on DVD in February 2009.
There was extensive location scouting for the Disney production in
which Sandler stars. Calistoga area winery Castello di Amorosa, a
120,000-square-foot, eight-level (four above ground, four below), $35
million Tuscan-style castle was selected over an option in Scotland.
Castello di Amorosa owner Dario Sattui is donating $100,000 of the

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Tasting Room of the Week:

WHITEHALL LANE
by Charles Neave program, all while they keep sourcing the
finest vineyards for the best grapes. Starting
glass windows behind the tasting bar and in
the retail room look out onto rooms filled

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rom the very beginning the architecture with one vineyard they now own prime vine- with stainless steel tanks, stacks of wine boxes
at Whitehall Lane Winery has always yards that include the Whitehall Lane Estate and row after row of oak barrels. These are the
been striking, even more so now with Vineyard, Rutherford West Vineyard and real inner workings of the winery.
the recent addition, an addition that blends in Bommarito Vineyard in the Rutherford Appel- Wines available for tasting might include
perfectly with the original structure. It is lation, Leonardini Vineyard and Fawn Park their fruit-filled Sauvignon Blanc, the rich
indisputably a modern design, but one Vineyard in St. Helena, and the Oak Glen Chardonnay, the Pinot Noir and one or more
surrounded by what seem to be timeless vine- Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District to the of their Cabernet Sauvignons. If you have a
yards and vines, backed up by the beginnings south. The Estate Vineyard is 25 acres of special occasion in the near future the large
of the wooded slopes of the first part of the “Rutherford Dust,” offering extraordinary bottles are a perfect choice.
Mayacamas Range, one of two sets of parallel Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc fruit. The With the new construction a special Club
and dramatic topographical outcroppings that Rutherford West Vineyard offers outstanding Room has been added. With a panoramic
make the Napa Valley a true valley. Cabernet Sauvignon fruit while the view of the vineyards from the balcony, its’
Though Whitehall Lane has always been a Bommarito Vineyard is planted to Cabernet own kitchen and a hundred suede wall
small, family owned winery in Napa Valley’s Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and panels, it is a mecca for wine club members
iconic Rutherford appellation a few miles Semillon. and will also host a limited number of special
south of St. Helena, they also own about 110 The Leonardini Vineyard is 14 acres of events.
acres of prime Napa Valley floor vineyards, gravely soil yielding powerful Cabernet Sauvi- All of that said, it is simply a fact that over
and as always they remain committed to gnon fruit and elegant yet intense Merlot the years Whitehall Lane has become synony-
making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvi- grapes that go into the famous and much mous with world-class wines, and the
gnon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, sought after “Leonardini Vineyard” vineyard- continued efforts of the Leonardini Family
Pinot Noir and Reserve wine possible. designated wines, while Fawn Park, on a are tangible proof of their commitment to
Though the winery was founded in 1979, gentle slope of Eastern hillside, produces crafting elegant, beautifully made wines that
the history dates back to the mid 1800s, intense Cabernet Sauvignon. The 25-acre are among the best in the world.
when early settlers were drawn to the deep, Oak Glen Vineyard produces flavorful Sauvi- The tasting room at Whitehall Lane
loamy soils and ideal climate, and it is on this gnon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Winery is open every day of the week from 10
site that they planted high quality vines. In When you visit Whitehall Lane Winery, a.m. until 6 p.m. They are located at 1563 St.
fact, a barn constructed in the early years of the first thing you notice is that the building Helena Hwy. (also known as Route 29) just
the last century is still in use today. is all angles and planes and rooflines, south of the town of St. Helena. For more
In 1993, the Leonardini family acquired surrounded by mature vines on every side; information give them a call at (707) 963-
the property, updating the winemaking the trellised walkway to the front door is 9454 or 1-800-963-9454, or look on their
program and starting a new barrel-aging covered by even more vines. Inside, big plate website at www.whitehalllane.com

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Napa Valley Fine Art
IMAGES FINE ART
Find Deep Discounts as Gallery Closes
by Michelle J. Baker

T
he end of an era is nearing in the next few weeks 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.
The Browns first got into
the gallery business on the
heels of Tom’s successful
career as an art broker 25
years ago in Marin County.
Tom’s interest and skill in selling, and so they opened their first
buying and selling art in the gallery in Marin. The couple had
secondary market quickly always wanted a gallery in Napa
gained him a reputation as Valley, and so they opened a second,
one of the top brokers in the larger gallery in Yountville. Then, to
country. accommodate the work of the 200
Eventually the Browns artists they represented, the Browns
needed an outlet to show the soon snapped up another space that
art they were buying and opened up in Yountville. With two
galleries so close together, how did
the Browns figure out what art to
show in each gallery? “It was easy,”
says Nancie. “Each gallery had its
own distinctive look, and the art would tell us where it wanted to be.”
In 2000, the Browns had an opportunity to purchase Gallery on
Main Street in St. Helena. Owner Barbara Ryan, who had the gallery
for 20 years, decided she’d make one call to see if someone was inter-
ested in buying her business. Her one call was to the Browns, who
bought it on the spot, over the phone.
The Browns have focused on showing internationally collected
artists in a variety of mediums at Images Fine Art. They’ve had a loyal
clientele who visit them annually on their trips to the Napa Valley.
Nancie says it’s been a special joy to “help new buyers find their first
piece of collectible art.”
For seasoned art collectors and new buyers alike, it’s a great time
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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
in early May. For further information, call (707) 944-0606.

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Getting to Napa Valley
TRAVEL TIME
FROM MILES (Average)
(Peak)
Golden Gate Bridge 50 60 100
Bay Bridge 50 60 90
Sacramento 60 70 90
Santa Rosa 40 60 70

Getting around Napa Valley
Downtown Napa to Yountville 10 15 20
Yountville to St. Helena 10 15 30
St. Helena to Calistoga 10 10 15
Calistoga to Alexander Valley 25 35 45
Downtown Napa to Sonoma Plaza 15 20 25

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Tasting Room of the Week:

KENDALL-JACKSON Wine & Food Pairing with six wines and the
by Sue Straight, The Wine Wench
Dessert Pairing with five wines). Then a staff

P
icture this – you are heading north on chef comes over and walks you through the
Highway 101 and just past Santa Rosa, pairing, saying “take a bite of this with a sip
you see what appears to be a French of that…” The Dessert Pairing is $18 the
chateau, complete with vineyards and Wine & Food Pairing is $25 and you can do
gardens, plunked down just off the freeway at
both for $40. No reservations are required,
Fulton Road. Stop. Do not pass go. You
unless you have a large group. The end result
simply must not miss this place!
is a delicious, fun education at a very reason-
Let’s start with the outside – this place
able price.
really does look like a French Chateau,
If wine and food pairing isn’t your idea of
complete with formal gardens and gazebos.
plants and the Vegetable/Herb garden is a a good time, you may taste wines at the bar –
The landscaping is gorgeous! Speaking of
growing cornucopia of edible plants that the there is something for everyone here! The
gardens, you should allow yourself enough
in-house chefs use in their wine and food wines are excellent, by the way! Kendall-
time to stroll through the Culinary Gardens –
pairings. Jackson produces some wonderful hand-
a two and a half acre wonderland of botanical
Speaking of wine and food pairing, the crafted small lot wines, along with their better
magic. There is the Wine Sensory Garden
friendly and knowledgeable staff of Kendall- known releases.
(my personal favorite), where fruit trees and
Jackson creates an absolutely unforgettable Kendall-Jackson also has a cool, clubby
bushes and herbs and flowers that exemplify
food and wine pairing experience. And they tasting room just off the plaza in Healdsburg
a particular wine varietal are artfully laid out,
make it look so easy. Here’s how it works – at 337 Healdsburg Avenue, where you may
complete with signs explaining descriptors
after you stroll through the gardens and arrive try a similar array of wines.
and affinities. The Pinot Noir garden for
at the visitors center (chateau), you are The Kendall-Jackson Wine Center is
example, features strawberries, raspberries,
greeted with a warm smile and led to a tall located at 5007 Fulton Road in Santa Rosa.
cranberries, blueberries, plums and violets
table with a couple of tall, comfy chairs. Your Both locations are open daily from 10 a.m. to
(all aromas and flavors that you may find in a
server then explains how the wine and food 5 p.m. For more information, check out their
good Pinot Noir). The Edible Flower Garden
pairing works (there are two flights: Savory website at www.kj.com.
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Santa Rosa’s Summer of Food, Art and Music, Begins May 1
The City of Santa Rosa’s August 7th, and ending on painting, sculpture, pottery and First Fridays on 4th is spon-
Economic Development Depart- September 4th, First Fridays jewelry or have an early dinner, sored by the City of Santa Rosa’s
ment, in cooperation with the turns into a leisurely stroll or a late night nosh, at one of the Economic Development Depart-
Historic Railroad Square Associa- through downtown. From 4 to 8 over 20 participating restaurants. ment to grow and brand down-
tion and the Arts Council of p.m., each First Friday evening, Additionally, many participating town Santa Rosa and downtown
Sonoma County, announces visitors will find musical groups merchants are having special business.
Summer 2009 First Friday on such as the Santa Rosa events and presentations, check
4th program. Symphony Youth Orchestra the event brochure and website,
“Look for a new format this playing in Courthouse Square or www.firstfridaysonfourth.com,
year” says event producer, Ty be able to walk through crafter for more information.
Jones of New Arts Project & the booths located near Depot Park Media sponsors for 2009
Hand-Car Regatta. “We are on Wilson and 4th streets. include Ranch 7 Creative and the
working closely with downtown This year brings a centralized North Bay Bohemian and local
business to showcase the food location on 4th Street running the following business
and music that is already taking from E Street in the east, to Rail- contributed to production
place, while bringing in a road Square in the west, with expenses: Cast Away Yard Shop,
changing line up of local artists additional locations at ArtSpace Whistlestop Antiques, Revolu-
and crafters that will be located 404 and the Phantom Gallery on tion Moto, Cellars of Sonoma,
in Courthouse and Railroad Mendocino Avenue and the Gado Gado International, S.H.E.,
squares, as well as in select local Sonoma County Museum on 7th Stark’s Steakhouse, Café Azul,
merchants.” Street. Jack & Tony’s Restaurant and
Beginning on May 1st, and Visitors will be able to take in Whiskey Bar, California Luggage,
continuing on June 5th, July 3rd, a rotating format of local Hotel La Rosa and Hot Couture.

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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 enter-
tainment.
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 5th at 3:30 p.m. guests can join Alexander Valley’s, Rodney Strong,
Stonestreet (5000 B.C.!). Celebrate the Roaring ’20s with Rosso & Trione Winery, Souverain and other great Cabernet Sauvignon
Bianco, Sapphire Hill Winery, Sausal Winery and producers to taste single-vineyard Cabernet samples.
Stryker Sonoma. Swing on into the ’50s with Meeker This seminar will be held at Trione Winery. On
Vineyard, Rodney Strong Vineyards and Kelley & Saturday, June 6th at 10 a.m. there will be a choice of
Young. Share peace, love, and a great glass of wine two seminars: Hanna Winery’s Winemaker, Jeff
celebrating the ’60s with Simi Winery and Garden Hinchliffe, will offer a walk around selected estate
Creek Ranch Vineyard Winery. Groove on into the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard blocks and guests will
’70s with Alexander Valley Vineyards, Clos du Bois, discuss, view and taste the terroir in each of these
deLormier-Mosaic Winery, Hart’s Desire, J. Rickards special blocks. Or join Simi Winery’s Winemaker,
Winery, Silver Oak Cellars and Souverain. Enjoy the Steve Reeder for a reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Recent past with Hanna Winery (1980), Wattle Creek tasting and learn how Steve creates his “Winemaker’s
Winery (1990) and White Oak Vineyards & Winery Signature” Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
(1990). Tickets for the weekend (both Saturday and Costs vary for the above seminars.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. are $65. Sunday only and Designated Driver For Taste Alexander Valley tickets and more event information, go
tickets are $45. to www.alexandervalley.org or call 1- 888-463-0207. Call (707) 431-
Wine education seminars have been added this year: Friday, June 2894 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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Fritz Winery – ‘You’ll Be Delightfully Surprised’
by Millie Howie tasting list. You may want to start your wine-tasting
adventure with a sip of the Estate Sauvignon Blanc
If occasionally you dream about getting away described by winemaker Brad Longton as having “a
from all the hustle and bustle all you need to do is hint of sweetness with a crisp lemon-lime finish.” If
head for Fritz Winery, just outside the small town you’re a fan of Chardonnay, you’ll find that the Fritz
of Cloverdale in the North Coast wine country. version is a complex, classic example of this elegant
Fritz Winery is like no other you have ever visited. wine.
No matter what you expect, you will be delight- Red choices at the tasting bar include a ruby red
fully surprised as you drive down the idyllic Pinot Noir, with a flavor that carries hints of spice,
country lane, across a small bridge and up the rise and a perfectly balanced, rich, fruity Zinfandel. Your
to a verdant knoll. Because the winery, including tastes of all these wines are a modest $5 fee.
the tasting room, is tucked neatly into the hillside To be sure you’re one of the lucky ones trying all
you may only be aware of soaring picture the new Fritz wines before they are released to the
windows and a graceful drape of flowering vines. general public, it’s a good idea to join the Under-
When you stand or sit on the patio and look ground Wine Club. There is no membership fee,
back upon the way you came you cannot even see the road you trav- and the generous perks include tours of the subterranean winery (by
eled. If you listen for the sound of traffic going by, you will hear only appointment), discounts on wine purchases, and a number of
the song of a bird somewhere off down the hill singing from an oak delightful “members only” parties.
tree with perhaps a gentle buzz of bees, busily flitting from flower to Tasting room hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day, so pack
flower before they take off for their hive to show their queen the results a picnic and head for the beauties of Fritz Winery and its wines, at
of their plunder. 24691 Dutcher Creek Road, Cloverdale. For answers to questions
But the serenity and natural beauty are only part of what draws visi- about Fritz Winery call (707) 894-3389 or check the pages of the Fritz
tors to Fritz Winery. Just step inside the tasting room and check the website: www.fritzwinery.com.

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Wineries of Russian River’s
East Side Celebrate Spring UPCOMING EVENTS See page 16 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event information

The second annual “Spring Fest” will be held on Saturday, May 9, APRIL 25 – Hawkes Winemaker Dinner – Jimtown Store, www.jimtown.com to view the full menu
and wine pairings, $100, advance reservations with credit card - call 707-433-1212
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is an event sponsored by wineries on the
APRIL 25 – Arbor Day Celebration – Healdsburg's Downtown Plaza Park, 9am-1pm, free
Eastside of the Russian River. The wineriries participating are Acorn www.cityofhealdsburg.org or call 707-431-3152
Winery, Christie Vineyards, Christopher Creek Winery, Foppiano APRIL 25 – Crimini, Porcini, Oyster…Oh My! – Wine and Mushroom Pairing – Lambert Bridge
Winery, 5 wines with 5 mushroom delicacies, 1-3 pm, www.lambertbridge.com, 800-975-0555 x13
Vineyards, Mietz Cellars, Merriam Vineyards and Rodney Strong Vine-
APRIL 25 & 26 – Passport to Dry Creek Valley – annual event showcasing the wineries, vineyards
yards. and exceptional beauty. See next page, visit www.wdcv.com or call 707-433-3031.
Each winery will be serving food as well as pouring new releases or APRIL 25 & 26 – The Russian River Rose Co., presents: "Glorious Climbing Roses" –
With special Tours at 11:00 & 2:00. Open 10-5, free, www.russian-river-rose.com or 707-433-7455
special wines. The wineries are located within blocks of each other on
APRIL 26 & 27 – Healdsburg Community Chorus 21st Annual Spring Concert – Healdsburg
the east side of the Russian River, either on Limerick Lane, Los Amigos Community Church. Tickets: $10/advance, $12/door, at available at Copperfield's Books and Levin &
or Old Redwood Highway … just minutes from downtown Healds- Co. Books, both on Healdsburg's Town Plaza, www.healdsburgchorus.com or call 707-431-2385
APRIL 30 & MAY 1 – The Russian River Rose Co. “Classic Perfume Rose Harvest & Distilla-
burg. tion Tours” – Tours at 10, last about 2 hours. $9.95 Thursdays, $12.95 Friday and Saturday. (Chil-
There will be a $10 charge which includes a logo glass. No reser- dren under 8 not recommended). Reservations req’d: 707-575-6744, www.russian-river-rose.com
vations are needed. APRIL 9 - MAY 31 – Perfume Rose Harvest Tours – Russian River Rose Company,
www.russian-river-rose.com or call 707-433-7455
This is a unique chance to spend a spring day in one of the fore- MAY 1 – 1st Annual Healdsburg Chamber Benefit Golf Tournament – Healdsburg Golf Club,
most growing areas of the Russian River and savor great food and Scramble format. $75 per player, $25 per guest. Reservations confirmed upon receipt of payment.
Download the form, www.healdsburg.com/PDFs/2009ChamberGolf.pdf or call 707-433-4275
wines.
MAY 1 & 2 – Simi Winery Spring Forage – $500 per person includes Friday food and wine pairing
For more information about the event, call Christopher Creek at menu, and Saturday breakfast, forage activities—including farmers market “greenbucks”—trans-
(707) 431-8243 or go to www.christophercreek.com. portation for day’s activities, vineyard lunch and evening pizza cook-off feast—plus, a Forage Gift
Basket filled with regional goodies. (Price does not include accommodations or transportation
to/from Healdsburg. Must be 21 or older.) www.simiwinery.com or 707-473-3236
MAY 1-31 – Healdsburg Organic Farms Bike Tour – Wine Country Bikes, One day bicycle tour of
Historic Healdsburg Homes Tour Sonoma County Organic Farms & Wineries, bicycle rental, gourmet picnic lunch, cold drinks, and
vehicle support as needed, $149 reservation req’d., www.winecountrybikes.com or 707-473-0610
MAY 2 & 3 – The Russian River Rose Co. ‘DELUXE Perfume Rose Harvest & Distillation Tours’
Come to Healdsburg on Sunday, May 3, 1 – 4:30pm for the 19th – Limited. 10am, $50, reservations req’d: 707-575-6744, www.russian-river-rose.com, 707-433-7455
MAY 3 – Dragonfly Farm Spring Open House – 1-4pm, free, www.thedragonflyfarm.com, 707-433-3739
annual Historic Healdsburg Homes Tour. Enjoy a beautiful spring day
MAY 3 – Geyserville May Day Festival – Geyser Peak Picnic Grounds, Music, kid's games, great
walking around Healdsburg’s historic district on a self-guided tour of food, local wines & fun, 12-4pm, free, www.geyservillecc.com/MayDay.html or call 707-857-3463
six of the town’s finest homes. Each year this popular walking tour MAY 3 – Historic Healdsburg Homes Tour – 1-4:30pm, $30/advance, $35/day of,
www.healdsburgaauw.com or call 707-473-0313
and raffle helps the American Association of University Women
MAY 3 – Healdsburg Community Band presents: 20th Annual Salute to John Phillip Sousa
support scholarships and local public education. Guests will check in Concert – Jackson Theater, 3pm, $10, web.mac.com/pianoroom/iWeb/HCB or call 707-433-3413
at the Healdsburg Museum, 221 Matheson at Fitch Street from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of the tour
and are available online at www.healdsburgaauw.com, or make checks
payable to AAUW and send to P.O.Box 1064, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
For more information, call (707) 473-0313.

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Passport to Dry Creek Valley
D O W N T O W N

HEALDSBURG
– Event Extraordinaire
Passport to Dry Creek Valley is an annual event showcasing the
wineries, vineyards and exceptional beauty of Dry Creek Valley.
More than 62 wineries and 150 growers in the Dry Creek Valley
produce a variety of wines to please any palate; 45 of these will be
offering up weekend events extraordinaire along the Passport route!
Join in Passport weekend, as wineries up and down Dry Creek
Valley celebrate the magic of their valley with wine, food, entertain-
ment and the hospitality for which Dry Creek Valley is famous.
P R E F E R R E D
Theme Parties, Live Music, Sumptuous Foods –
G E YS E RV I L L E All Paired with Dry Creek Valley Wines
W I N E R I E S
Oysters, BBQ, sculpture gardens, bocce ball, tight rope walkers,
barrel samples, newly released wines and old-fashioned fun – all of
this and more is part of the lively environment participating
wineries create for their traveling guests during Passport. This year’s
wineries are creating themes ranging from a Caribbean Hideaway,
Circus Big Top, Mardi Gras, Motown Soul, Old Havana, Heaven &
Hell, Taste of Spain and Little Italy. Nearly every winery features live
entertainment, from belly dancers to blues, jazz or ’50s rock and
roll. Guests are certain to be carried away by the festive atmosphere
created at each winery.
Unlike other large tasting events, Passport tickets are limited,
making the entire weekend a more intimate experience. Attending
Passport in Dry Creek Valley is an opportunity for guests to speak
to, and connect with, the winemakers and vineyard owners on a
personal level while learning more about the history and culture of
Dry Creek Valley and its wines. Passport to Dry Creek Valley is held
annually the last full weekend of April.
Participating winery locales throughout the Dry Creek Valley in
Sonoma County. A complete participating winery list can be found
at www.wdcv.com.
Passport activities begin at 11a.m., lasting until 4:30 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.
Vineyard Tours – Each tour begins at 9:30am
Passport ticket holders are invited to walk the vineyards and
experience winegrowing in this distinct appellation. Four select
wineries are opening their vineyards with special tours, discussions
and tastings – Saturday: Hawley Winery or Puccioni Ranch and
Sunday: Montemaggiore or Sandhu Vineyards. Register and enjoy a
weekend extraordinaire!
Attendees every year tell their friends, relatives and even
strangers about how much fun they had at Winegrowers of Dry
Creek Valley Passport event. Participants must 21 years and older.
Saturday and Sunday event tickets are $120 each, including tax, for
a two-day Passport. Tickets are available by calling (707) 433-3031.
Information is available online atwww.wdcv.com or e-mail
info@wdcv.com.

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3rd Annual Passport to Sonoma Valley, May 16-17
The Ultimate ‘Staycation’ Weekend Features More than 50 Sonoma $50/day and $10/designated driver when purchased in advance or
Valley Wineries and Grape Growers Presenting Special Wine Offers, $65/weekend and $60/day when purchased at the event (subject
‘Grape to Glass’ Tastings and Internationally Themed Celebrations to availability). Visa Signature cardholders receive special
Plus Special Discounts for Visa Signature® Cardholders discounts when they use their Visa Signature card to purchase
Executive Director Grant Raeside of the Sonoma Valley Vint- tickets. On the day of the event, ticket holders, and those wishing
ners and Growers Alliance (SVVGA) has announced that tickets to purchase tickets must check in at one of four designated “start”
are available for the third annual Passport to Sonoma Valley, locations – including Viansa Winery & Marketplace, Sebastiani
taking place May 16th and 17th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vineyards & Winery, Valley of the Moon Winery and Ledson
wineries and vineyards throughout historic Sonoma Valley. From Winery & Vineyards - to receive their passport and complimen-
food and wine aficionados to “staycationers” looking for a tary wine glass. For more information and to purchase tickets,
unique, close-to-home experience, Passport to Sonoma Valley visit www.SonomaValleyWine.com or call (707) 935-0803.
swings open the cellar doors of California’s oldest and most In addition to ticket discounts, Visa Signature cardholders will
coveted artisan wineries in an internationally themed celebration receive a 5% discount on wines purchased during the event using
of Sonoma’s food, wine and arts scene. Visa Signature returns their Visa Signature card at participating wineries. Visit
again this year as presenting sponsor, offering cardholders event www.SonomaValleyWine.com to see the list – updated regularly
perks and savings. Visitors to the valley-wide open house will be – of the wineries and activities planned for this year’s Passport to
issued a “passport,” providing them unprecedented access to the Sonoma Valley.
wines and wineries of California’s oldest wine region, including New! - Grape to Glass Tasting
special pricing, exclusive wine offers and internationally themed Passport to Sonoma Valley is kicking off their third year and
celebrations. the unofficial start of the tourist season with a new, and very
Tickets for Passport to Sonoma Valley are: $55/weekend, exciting “behind the scenes” opportunity for Passport holders.

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For the first time, participating wineries are partnering with their
growers to provide the ultimate tasting experience; pouring their
best wines on site in the vineyards where the grapes were
sourced. In addition to feeling an even greater connection
between the “grape and the glass”, Passport attendees will enjoy
the rare – and often breathtaking - opportunity to taste among
the vines of Sonoma’s most exclusive vineyards, not normally
open to the public.
Participating Wineries
Passport to Sonoma Valley provides a unique opportunity to
go beyond the traditional tourist experience; to discover the
people, places and wines that make Sonoma Valley one of the
world’s great wine regions. This journey of discovery will take
passport holders off the beaten path to tiny cult wineries not
normally open to the public, to historic estates that ushered in
the California wine industry and to the many family-owned and
operated wineries that define Sonoma’s “farm to table” culture.
Each winery will showcase the very best of their current release,
library wines and special bottlings, paired with internationally
themed foods, costumes and entertainment. Special discounts
and after hours shopping will also be part of the celebration.

KENWOOD &
GLEN ELLEN
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CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD Gerry decided they liked the country and its of class at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair.
by Kathleen Hill
values and dedicated themselves to their Grandmother Patty’s nickname was

O
ne of Sonoma’s most fun tasting rooms Sonoma property, first planting about one “Owl,” which translates to “Tecolote” in the
is right smack on Sonoma Plaza. acre of their 40 in vines. Aztecan dialect of Nahuatl, the name that
Charles Creek Vineyard’s tasting room They sold The Wiman Juice Company in also adorned a family ranch near Tucson,
is located in a building that oozes great wine 2000 and were ready to start making wine. Arizona. Charles Creek’s wine club continues
and great history. After all, they had sourced the finest natural to honor Grandmother Patty with its name,
As guests enter the tasting room they are fruits to make juice, and now it was time to “Club Tecolote.”
greeted by artist Gretchen Gardner’s rendi- grow and find the finest grapes to make Damskey and Bill Brinton together have
tion of a full-sized cow decorated with thou- premium wines. turned out wines that earn a dispropor-
sands of wine bottle corks. Affectionately The winery itself is named in honor of Bill tionate number of accolades and medals.
named Ms. Moolot (similar to Merlot), she Brinton’s grandfather, Charles Deere Wiman, Among Charles Creek’s many triumphant
was created at Charles Creek co-owner Bill whose middle name refers to his lineage of and dignified ratings and awards for their
Brinton’s behest for the 2004 Sonoma Valley the steel plow inventor, John Deere. Occa- Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignons, and
Wine Auction. During the bidding, Brinton sionally tiny toy tractors line the tasting room Cabernet and Merlot blends.
bought back his beloved Ms. Moolot to share shelves, but they disappear quickly. The Charles Creek’s wines have won more
with the world of fine wine. winery’s name also honors Bill and Gerry’s than 75 gold medals including 14 best of
A direct descendant of John Deere, Bill son Charley who used to love to play in the class (or better) from a wide range of compe-
Brinton created The Wiman Beverage creek that runs through their Sonoma Moun- titions, including the San Francisco Chron-
Company to make best quality nutritional tain property. icle, Los Angeles International Wine &
juice blends, a natural progenitor to the wine In 2002, the Brintons decided to kick it Spirits Competition, Savor Magazine, Dallas
business. up a notch, get serious and turn pro in the Morning News and Pacific Rim International
Gerry Brinton grew up picking raspberries wine business. They hired Kerry Damskey as Wine Competitions, West Coast Wine
outside her kitchen door and helping her winemaker, and he has been with them ever Competition and the California State Fair.
grandmother weed the vegetable garden and since. Besides the fine wines, visitors will enjoy
pick gooseberries, currants, apples and even Charles Creek Vineyard’s wines, made by the super friendly tasting room staff
grapes in Dubuque, Iowa. Both Brintons Kerry Damskey, have won the Sweepstakes including Manager Alan Wastell, Lina Perlas,
know their business, having both earned Award twice at the Sonoma County Harvest Paul Feola, Assistant Manager Darci Feigel
MBAs, he at Columbia and she at Harvard Fair. and Jane Benedict.
Business School. The first Charles Creek wine was the 2001 Charles Creek’s tasting room and art
The Brintons bought former Sonoma Sonoma/Carneros Chardonnay called “Las gallery are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
County Supervisor Mike Cale’s winery when Patolitas,” a combination of Bill Brinton’s at 483 First Street West, Sonoma. For more
he retired and moved to Florida. After their grandmother’s name of Patty with her best information, call (707) 935-3848 or email
sons, Charley and Bobby, left home, Bill and friend’s name of Lolita. It won gold and best alan@charlescreek.com.

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Enoteca
WINE TASTING, SALES

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

SONOMA PLAZA

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Get Your Tickets Now for Hopland Passport, May 2 & 3
Come join the celebration of Hopland Spring has great odds of winning as we will have a lucky
Passport, Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 winner from each winery! Tickets are also avail-
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit all the Hopland able by calling 1-800-433-3689. See the website
wineries that will pull out all the stops to show for information on complimentary shuttle
the finest Rhône, Italian, Burgundian and service.
Bordeaux wines made in Mendocino. Along To keep your group safe, sign up for our
with great wine, enjoy abundant offerings of Designated Driver Program and receive compli-
fabulous food prepared to complement the mentary entry. The zero alcohol consumption
wines at each venue. required with this program will be enforced but
Each winery will entertain you in their own you are free to join all events, food tastings and
special way, which could include live music, the drawing.
bocce ball, barrel tasting, barbecues, book sign- The Hopland Passport wineries invite you to
ings, art shows, reserve and future tastings and come and celebrate with them: Brutocao Cellars,
much more. Dogwood Cellars & Three Families Winery, Graziano Family of
Receive a Passport logo glass, entry to all wine tastings and food Wines, Jeriko Estate, McDowell Valley Vineyards, McNab Ridge,
pairings, entertainment at the various wineries and enter to win the Milano Family Winery, Nelson Family Vineyards, Weibel Family Wine
Passport Prize Giveaway. Only $35, all-inclusive, for a fabulous wine Group, McFadden Farms, Jepson and Terra Savia.
weekend. For more information on this event, call 1-800-433-3689 or visit
Order your tickets in advance online at www.hoplandpassport.com the website at www.hoplandpassport.com.
and you are automatically entered in an exclusive drawing of large
format bottles. Each winery selects a magnum or even a three-liter for Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery
one lucky winner. Returning guests know that the online ticket raffle
Announces Winemaker Dinner at
Stevenswood Resort in Mendocino
Join celebrated Zina Hyde Cunningham winemaker Steve Ledson
for a dinner to remember on May 17 at the Restaurant at Stevenswood
Spa Resort. Renowned Executive Chef Patrick Meany has created a
mouth-watering, creative menu that Steve Ledson has paired with his
best wines, including his award-winning Pinot Noir. This amazing
eight-course meal includes succulent Maine lobster, crab and heir-
loom beet tartare and 48-hour lamb shoulder. Dinner reception is at
6:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per person. For reservations, contact
Stevenswood Restaurant at 1-800-421-2810, www.stevenswood.com.
Guests can make it a weekend to remember with a stay on the idyllic
Mendocino Coast at the Stevenswood Spa Resort and a visit to the
Zina Hyde Cunningham tasting room.
In the sleepy little town of Boonville, gateway to the growing wine
region of the Anderson Valley, Zina Hyde Cunningham tasting room
opened its doors in September, 2006 for guests to taste wines made by
a family who came to Mendocino County in 1865. One look at the
restored building brings to mind a time of horse and buggies and
general stores.
Visitors can enjoy a bottle of wine along with picnic fare from the
Boonville General Store on the beautiful picnic grounds. A few games
on the bocce court rounds out a perfect Anderson Valley afternoon.
The Zina Hyde Cunningham tasting room is located at 14077
Highway 128 in Boonville, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more
information, call (707) 895-9462 or go to www.zinawinery.com.

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15th Annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction, May 2
The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation invites you to the variety of raffles have been added, progressive dinner buy-ins, and
2009 Wine Auction Experience, Saturday, May 2 in the Barrel Room silent and live auction lots at every price point to allow people to get
at Concannon Vineyard. The Livermore Valley Wine Auction is an involved and have fun at any level! The live auction has been cut in
event that raises funds to improve the quality of life for local under- half, changed from a full sit-down meal to a more fluid food and wine
served children. The Foundation has donated more than $3.2 million pairing, and is finishing the evening with dancing to live music from
to charities in its 15-year history thanks to the amazing wineries, the Bacchus Brothers.
generous sponsors, countless volunteers and people like you! This At this fresher, faster and action-packed auction event you will feel
memorable event will benefit Oakland East Bay Symphony, ValleyCare the camaraderie of joining together – all for the good cause of chil-
Foundation, Kaleidoscope After School Program, Easter Seals Bay Area dren’s charities. The auction is a quest for all things good in life! Space
and Children’s Skin Disease Foundation. is limited so reserve your tickets today by selecting the “Buy Ticket”
This year’s event has many new and exciting changes. A wide option on the website or by calling the Livermore Valley Winegrowers
Foundation at (925) 447-WINE (9463) for more information.

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch – Sunday, May 10
Head to the wine country for Garré Winery’s popular Mother’s
Day Champagne Brunch held in their festive Grand Pavilion
amidst the gardens and vineyards. The chefs make your
omelettes to order, the buffet is filled with all your brunch
favorites and the Champagne is free flowing. Reservations are
required, $36.95 person, children ages 4 to 12 are $14.95, 3
and under are free. Seatings are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact Garré Winery, 7986 Tesla Road, Livermore, by
calling (925) 371-8200 or by email at garre@garrewinery.com.
or visit the website at www.garrewinery.com.

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Nevada County

El Dorado

Calaveras

Amador
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EXCITING DESTINATION IN CALIFORNIA WINE

Zinfandel is consid-
ered 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 full-
flavored Zins. The
distinctive delta bay
breezes cool the
region in the after-
noon and evenings
creating character-
istic Lodi Zinfandel
– ripe forward fruit
with soft polished
tannins. Dating
back to the late
1800s, Lodi has a
long proud history LODI
of producing some
of the finest
Zinfandel grapes in
AREA
the state. Growers, WINERIES
vintners, and
consumers from
around the world
are quickly discov-
ering the distinctive
character of Lodi
Zinfandel.
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2009 Lodi
ZinFest
Wine, Food
& Fun at
Lodi Lake
Lodi Wine Country announces the 5th annual “Lodi ZinFest –
Wine, Food and Fun at the Lake” on May 15-17 celebrating Lodi’s
heritage Zinfandel grape. ZinFest will showcase the wines of Cali-
fornia’s premier wine destination, Lodi Wine Country.
FRIDAY, MAY 15 – VINTNERS’ GRILLE AT THE LAKE
6 to 9 p.m., Lodi Lake Park, 1301 West Turner Road, Lodi
Enjoy a glass of wine with local vintners as they share a selection
of Lodi’s finest wines paired with delectable cuisine. Tickets for the
dinner are $75 per person.
SATURDAY, MAY 16 – ZINFEST WINE FESTIVAL
Noon to 6 p.m. at Lodi Lake Park
1301 West Turner Road, Lodi
The ZinFest Wine Festival will feature more than 50 wineries
pouring award-winning Lodi wines, food from the region’s best
restaurants, live music, plus a variety of activities throughout the day.
Noted wine specialists and chefs will offer something for everyone at
the ZinFest Wine & Cooking School. Festival visitors will be able to
create their own Zinfandel in the “Blend Your Own Wine” tent.
Wine related arts, crafts and specialty items will be offered for sale,
including locally grown artisan foods. Wines poured at the festival
will be available for purchase at the ZinFest Wine Shoppe. Also
available to the public is the ZinFest commemorative Old Vine
Zinfandel and poster. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the gate.
Food and merchandise sold separately.
SUNDAY, MAY 17 – WINERY OPEN HOUSES
The wineries of Lodi Wine Country will be hosting open houses
allowing festival attendees to taste their complete line of wines, expe-
rience their warm hospitality and take part in a variety of special
activities.
For more information on Lodi ZinFest or to purchase tickets, visit
www.zinfest.com or contact the Lodi Winegrape Commission at
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South Santa Clara Valley Wineries – A Wonderful Discovery!
by Carole Ehrler LaChance offers high quality wines in several price categories.
Located on the rolling San Martin hills, Clos LaChance is nestled
Touring the Central Coast Wine Region was very reminiscent of near the sixth hole of the luxurious CordeValle Golf Club. The
24 years ago, when I lived in Sonoma Valley. Santa Clara Valley has winery’s veranda presents breathtaking views of the South Bay’s wine
developed a reputation for exceptional wines and received accolades country and just one of the many locations for a wedding or event.
from around the world. Martin Ranch Winery is not open to the public every day, but
The first stop on my winery tour in the areas of Morgan Hill, San Theresa and Dan Martin’s handcrafted wines are well worth the wait
Martin and Gilroy was at Morgan Hill Cellars, formerly Pedrizzetti
Continued, next page
Winery, which was founded in 1913. With its production lines
in full operation, Morgan Hills Cellars can produce over 40,000
cases per year. The Cellar can be contracted for wine production and
includes storage, custom crush, custom bottling and labeling. The
elegant La Fenice Tasting Room & Gift Gallery, with its Italian-
Mediterranean architecture, offers free tasting of its Chardonnay,
Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Burgundy,
Champagne, Port and Fruit Wines. The lovely large garden is
enhanced with a wooden pergola. Morgan Hill Cellars’ entertain-
ment area is large enough to host up to 250 guests.
Our next stop was for a picnic lunch and wine tasting at award-
winning Guglielmo Winery. The fountain courtyard is perfect to
bask in the warm afternoon sun while feasting on great food and
extraordinarily memorable wine. Established in 1925, third-genera-
tion brothers George, Gene and Gary Guglielmo continue their
grandfather’s legacy by offering value and premium wines that can
be a part of an every day meal as well as very special occasions. The
winery produces nearly 40,000 cases annually under three different
labels, Guglielmo Private Reserve, Villa Emile Varietal Wines, and
the oldest label, Emile’s. Adjacent to The courtyard is Villa Emile,
which offers the charm of old-California along with the magic of
vineyards and their grapes. The Villa offers a wishing well, large
stage and dance floor for up to 400 guests.
An old world European-inspired winery facility, Clos LaChance
Vineyards is a family-owned and operated winery which was
launched in 1992. Its wines are produced from a 150-acre estate
vineyard. Clos LaChance wines showcase the varietals’ diversity
from the many microclimates from which each wine is produced
and truly embodies the terroir. The winery produces wines under
three categories: The Special Selections Series, The Estate Series and
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South Santa Clara Valley Wineries Continued from page 69

for the weekend they are open, the third weekend of each month, Sarah’s Vineyard
from noon to 4 p.m. The Estate Vineyards are located on the
southern tip of the Santa Cruz Mountains, providing the microcli-
mate for growing Cabernet grapes. Martin Ranch Winery produces
wines under Thérèse Vineyards and J.D. Hurley labels. White wines
are on the horizon to join their gold award-winning J.D. Hurley
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Theresa Vineyards 2004 Estate Cabernet
Sauvignon and 2005 Estate Cabernet Franc.
We toured Sarah’s Vineyard and tasted wines in the newly rebuilt
tasting room, which is open daily. Estate grapes are grown at the
eastern foot of Mount Madonna and the Southwestern corner of the
Santa Clara Valley. Sarah’s Vineyard has a long history of grape
growing and produces Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and
sources other varietals from local vineyards in the Santa Cruz Moun- a great bottle of Kirigin Cellars wine and bring a picnic to enjoy on
tain and Santa Clara Valley appellations. Sarah’s Vineyard takes pride their grounds. On most summer weekends, a cricket match can be
in creating food-friendly wines that express the unique qualities of watched on Kirigin Cellars’ sports fields.
this secluded pastoral area and winners of numerous awards, One of the new kids on the block is Monte Verde Vineyards, a
including a Double Gold for their 2004 Besson Zinfandel. small family-owned winery that specializes in limited production
The Solis Winery was purchased in 1980 by the Vanni family crafted red wines. Monte Verde Vineyards’ production now includes
and sits on Rancho de Solis, an 1830s Mexican land grant. The orig- Syrah Murabito Family Vineyards, Estate Merlot, Merlot Villa Palma
inal vineyard consisted of varietals like Zinfandel and Carignane. The Vineyards and Tres Amigos Red Wine Estate Vineyards. All are
Vanni family broke new ground by planting Chardonnay and Merlot Central Coast wines. A gazebo tasting area is located outdoors near
and later added Muscat Canelli, Cabernet Sauvignon and the vineyards. Picnic tables are available for guests, and co-owner
Sangiovese. Second generation Vic and Michael Vanni continue Alexia Johnson will pour your wine and provide information about
producing award-wining wines that can be sampled at the Tasting her pride and joy vineyards. Call for tasting hours.
Room. The Solis Winery’s Sangiovese has won California State Fair’s That concluded our jam-packed two day Wine Tour and Tasting.
“Best of Class of Region” for three consecutive years. The Johannis- It would have taken us another four days to visit the rest of the
burg Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Reserve Merlot are all Gold South Santa Clara Valley wineries for tasting, and I can’t wait to
Medal winners. begin!
Kirigin Cellars produces premium quality wines in an old Euro- • Morgan Hill Cellars, 1645 San Pedro Avenue, Morgan Hill
pean manner, with the best aspects of modern American technology. Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is no outside distributor, so wine can be sold direct from the (408) 779-7389, www.wines@pedwines.net
Tasting Room at wholesale discounts. Kirigin Cellars’ Tasting Room • Guglielmo Winery, 1480 East Main Ave, Morgan Hill
is open daily and offers complimentary tasting, including their Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
famous Vino de Mocca, a delicious proprietary dessert wine comple- (408) 779-2145, www.guglielmowinery.com
mented by the richness of several natural flavors. You can purchase • Clos LaChance Winery, 1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Hours subject to change for private events)
Martin Ranch Winery (408) 686-1050, www.closlachance.com
• Martin Ranch Winery, 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy
(408) 842-9197, www.martinfamilyvineyards.com
• Sarah’s Vineyard, 4005 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy
1-877-44PINOT, www.sarahs-vineyard.com
• Solis Winery, 3920 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy
(408) 847-6306, www.soliswinery.com
• Kirigin Cellars, 11550 Watsonville Road, Gilroy
(408) 847-8827, www.kirigincellars.com
• Monte Verde Vineyards, 13775 Sycamore Drive, Morgan Hill
(408) 776-8938, www.monteverdevineyards.com

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A Locals Favorite in a Tourist Neighborhood
by Joy Eaton your table comfortable and enjoyable. Once you are seated you
have a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list and an array of

I f you have been to the Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey,
chances are you are familiar with the Italian restaurant, started
by chef and restauranteur John Pisto, Dominco’s on the Wharf.
What you may not know, in the beginning, Pisto had a partner to
help him get the restaurant started. That partner was his nephew, a
sustainable seafood, such as lobster, crab, salmon and cioppino, to
chose from. I recommend the Pasta Capri which has been a favorite
by many for years, with its baby shrimp, fresh tomatoes, black
olives, green onion and a butter and clam sauce over linguini it is a
must try.
commercial fisherman, Dominic Mercurio. Cafe Fina a smaller, more casual dining experience with more
Mercurio, who started as a dishwasher at another Pisto owned Italian flair is known for their homemade pastas and ravioli. Imme-
restaurant, helped his uncle open Dominico’s on the Wharf in 1981. diately after walking into the quaint restaurant, with Monterey Bay
In 1988 Mercurio sold his shares in the restaurant, after hearing the views and fresh flowers on each table, the smell of garlic roasting in
restaurant 50 feet away was for sale; in 1989, Dominic Mercurio the kitchen surrounds you. This local favorite had the honor to
went out on his own opening Cafe Fina, named after his mother cater John Madden’s induction into the hall of fame ceremony as
Josephina. In 2007 John Pisto decided to sell Dominico’s on the well as feeding a few hungry celebrities such as Paul Newman,
Wharf and who was there to buy it? None other than Dominic Brooke Shields, Jay Leno, Joe Dimagio and well known chef and TV
Mercurio and his brother, also a fisherman and still actively running host Rachael Ray.
a fishing boat, Sam Mercurio. Today, Dominic Mercurio is the owner If you are looking for fresh you will find it at either of these two
and operator of two very different dinning experiences yet two very restaurants. Mercurio organically grows all his own vegetables and
popular restaurants only 50 feet apart. herbs, including 17 varieties of tomatoes and after 19 summers on
Dominico’s on the Wharf, the larger and more upscale of the two, a fishing boat he knows fresh fish. “This is what I do, this is not a
is decorated simple and tastefully and overlooks the harbor. There is hobby but instead it is my life. We are here for the long haul,”
a lounge area with a full bar and a fireplace that makes the wait for remarks Mercurio.

Fine Dining

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Off the Beaten Path … Monterey’s River Road Wine Trail
Pebble Beach. Cannery Row. Carmel. this exciting, new wine destination.
Picture postcard spots that spell While these wineries are a sure bet anytime of the year,
“Monterey County” to generations the group’s SpringFest Open House is a particularly
of tourists. But there is also a auspicious time to visit. The fifteenth annual edition of
quieter, equally scenic part of the this celebration of all things spring takes place on
region that, up until now, has been Saturday, May 2nd
the well-kept secret of a few savvy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
wine connoisseurs. Monterey’s River The twelve wineries will
Road district is home to some of the state’s collectively open their doors;
most cutting-edge vintners. Exploring this “wine trail” on the many will feature complimen-
western slopes of the Salinas Valley is like taking a step back in tary appetizers, live entertain-
time. The neighborhood still moves to the slow, rural rhythms of ment and barrel sampling to
Steinbeck’s East of Eden, providing the perfect atmosphere for help celebrate the arrival of
leisurely wine touring. When sampling wine here, you leave the spring. Special discounts on
rush of high-tech society behind. Uncrowded and unspoiled, this award-winning vintages will be
is how wine tasting should be: one on one, with no pretense, no offered, as well. Admission is
pressure. More often than not, the winemakers themselves are the free and reservations are not
ones pouring that prized vintage into your glass! required.
Local artisan producers Ventana, Marilyn Remark, Pessagno, More information is available
Blackstone, San Saba, Hahn, Paraiso, Scheid, Manzoni, Chalone, from the participating wineries
Boekenoogen and Puma Road have banded together as the “River or by visiting the website at
Road Wine Trail,” promoting their tasting rooms as the gateway to RiverRoadWineTrail.com.

SALINAS

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Wineries Roster Set for Santa Lucia Highlands' Wine Artisans Gala
New Member Brands Make Their Debut at May 16th "Highlands' Fling" Belle Glos, Bernardus, Boekenoogen, Cru, Hahn, La Rochelle, Luci-
The Wine Artisans of the Santa Lucia Highlands, an alliance of the enne, Manzoni, Martin Alfaro, Mer Soleil, McIntyre, Morgan, Novy,
appellation’s winegrowers and the wineries that rely on the district’s Parasio, Pelerin, Pessagno, Pisoni, Puma Road, Roar, Robert Talbott,
world-class fruit, have announced the final pouring line-up for their Testarossa, Siduri, Six Strings, Tondre and Tudor. Foghorn, Miura, and
third annual Gala tasting, taking place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Wrath wineries will be making their first appearance as S.L.H.
May 16 at Hahn Estates. members.
This “Highlands’ Fling” celebration will be a strolling wine tasting Tickets are $85.00 per person and can be purchased online at
on the grounds of the scenic Hahn property. The event will feature the www.santaluciahighlands.com/events.
most prized vintages and special reserves of the S.L.H.’s artisan wine- The Santa Lucia Highlands is one of the crown jewels of California
makers paired to delicacies prepared by award-winning chef Terry viticulture, growing and producing some of the state’s best cool-
Teplitzky. climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The appellation encompasses
Guests will have the opportunity to sample rare wines poured by more than 5,000 acres of prime vineyards, planted on the terraces of
the vintners themselves. Wineries scheduled to participate include the Santa Lucia mountain range, overlooking the Salinas River Valley.
The area’s unique character was recognized with official A.V.A. status
in 1991.
The Wine Artisans of the Santa Lucia Highlands, formed in 2005,
is a formal association of vineyards and wineries that grow grapes here
or use this region’s fruit to craft their wines. Their primary goal is to
promote this unique viticultural district and increase awareness and
appreciation of the Santa Lucia Highlands. To learn more about the
Wine Artisans of the Santa Lucia Highlands, visit the website at
www.santaluciahighlands.com.

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6th Annual Chalone Appellation
Pinnacles Wine Festival, April 25
On Saturday, April 25, food factors have led wine lovers to least 21 years of age.
and wine lovers are invited to the Chalone Appellation for This year’s festival is hosted by
take part in a one-of-a-kind more than thirty years. Inn at the Pinnacles at 32025
tasting experience, from 11:30 The Pinnacles Wine Festival Stonewall Canyon Road in
a.m. to 4 p.m., and the opportu- was established to remember and Soledad. For more information,
nity to gain a unique perspective celebrate more than thirty years call (831) 678-2400 or go to
on wines produced from the of winemaking success stories www.pinnacleswinefestival.com.
Chalone Appellation. This year from Chalone Appellation. From Wineries featured at the
will be the biggest lineup ever. a strong showing in the 1976 Pinnacles Wine Festival all
Wines from 19 winemakers will Paris tasting to a string of 90+ produce quality wines made
be paired with hors d’oeuvres point scores of recent memory, from fruit grown in the Chalone
prepared by Monterey County’s Chalone Appellation has been Appellation. Each year this
finest, world-class chefs. consistently outperforming other unique set of wine producers
The Chalone Appellation wine-growing regions. bring their latest and greatest
displays many unique features Tickets are $50 per person vintages to share with wine
consisting of jagged volcanic prior to April 10, and $60 per enthusiasts at the festival. Partici-
rock emerging at the Pinnacles, person thereafter. Tickets are pating wineries include: A
rolling green vineyards and non-refundable; event takes Donkey & Goat, Harrington
bright limestone soils. While the place rain or shine. Wine, Brosseau Wines, Loring
location is extreme, the resulting A silent auction and a portion Wine Company, Chalone Vine-
wines from the area are lush, of the ticket proceeds will benefit yard, Michaud Vineyard, Lioco
concentrated and have a distinc- the Richard H. Graff Wine Schol- Wines, Katin Wine, Dain Wines,
tive mineral taste. All of these arship Fund. Guests must be at Pali Wine Co., Copain Wines,
Roessler Cellars, Crushpad,
Tantara Winery, Testarossa
Winery, Woodward-Graff Wine
Foundation, P2 Wine, Thomas
Not to Scale Fogarty Winery and Wind Gap
Wines.

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NAPA VALLEY Greystone at CIA – 2555 Main Street, St. Helena 707 967-1010 Applewood – 13555 Highway 116, Guerneville 1-800-555-8509
Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Sunday 11am-10pm Tuesday-Saturday from 6pm
Ad Hoc – 6476 Washington Street, Yountville 707 944-2487 Local, seasonal ingredients are the inspiration for the cuisine Organic garden, fine dining in rustic elegance
Brunch Sunday 10:30am-2pm, Dinner Wednesday-Monday 5-9pm Grill at Silverado – 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa 707 257-5400 Barndiva – 231 Center Street, Healdsburg 707 431-0100
California cuisine based on fresh ingredients Daily 6:30-9:30pm – Wine country cuisine with an Asian flair Wedneday-Thursday 5:30-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 11am-12am
Angéle – 540 Main St, Napa 707 252-8115 Hurley’s – 6517 Washington Street; Yountville 707 944-2345 Modern country food, spirits, garden dining, sustainably farmed
Lunch and dinner 11:30am-9pm Daily 11:30am-10pm – Fresh seasonal Mediterranean inspired wine country cuisine Bluegrass –14310 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen 707 935-2882
Informal dining experience featuring Mediterranean cuisine JoLe – 1457 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga 707 942-5938 Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm, Dinner 5-9pm, Saturdays-Sundays from 11:30am
Auberge du Soleil – 180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford 707 963-1211 Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday 5-9pm, Friday-Saturday, 5-10pm Hearty barbecue, veggie plates, comfort food, full bar, extensive wine list
Breakfast 7-11am, Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner 5:30- 9:30pm “Farm to Table” All-natural organic ingredients Ca Bianca Restaurant – 835 2nd Street, Santa Rosa 707 542-5800
Innovative menus, inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley, paired with wine La Toque – 1314 McKinstry Street, Napa 707 257-5157 Lunch Monday-Friday 11am-2:30pm, Dinner daily from 5pm
Azzurro Pizzeria – 1260 Main Street, Napa 707 255-5552 Opens daily at 5:30pm – Dishes that harmonize with great wine Fine Italian cuisine from around Italy set in a historic 1876 Victorian
Open for Lunch & Dinner, call for hours Cafe Citti – 9047 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood 707 833-2690
Marker House – 1347 Main Street, St. Helena 707 963-3799
Philosophy of simplicity and freshness in every meal Lunch 11am-3:30pm, Dinner 5-8pm
Daily 11:30am-10pm – Comfort food with a California cuisine twist
BarBer’s Q – 3900 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa 707 224-6600 Casual Italian cuisine, patio seating, informal atmosphere
Martini House – 245 Spring Street, St Helena 707 963-2233
Daily 11am-10pm – American heritage barbecue Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar – 1325 Broadway, Sonoma 707 935-6600
Sunday-Thursday 5:30-9pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30-10pm
Bay Leaf – 2025 Monticello Road, Napa 707 257-9720 Steak, chops seafood and comfort food Breakfast 6:30am-11:30am, Lunch 11:30am-2pm, Dinner 5:30-9pm
Wednesday-Monday 11:30am-2:30pm Wine country cusine, extensive California wine list
Meadowood – 900 Meadowood Lane, St Helena 707 963-3646
Fine American and French cuisine in Napa Valley Cena Luna – 241 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg 707 433-6000
Monday-Saturday 5:30pm – Cuisine created to showcase Napa Valley wines
Bistro Don Giovanni – 4110 Howard Lane, Napa 707 224-3300 Dinner from 5pm Tuesday-Saturday – Seasonal Northern Italian menu
Mustards Grill – 7399 Saint Helena Highway, Napa 707 944-2424
Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-11:30pm Central Market – 42 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma 707 778-9900
Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9pm; Friday-Saturday11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm
Fresh cuisine with an Italian and country French flare Dinner from 5:30pm
An American grill featuring grilled fish, chops, steaks
Bistro Jeanty – 6510 Washington Street, Yountville 707 944-0103 California cuisine offered in a contemporary yet rustic 1920 building
Napa Valley Grille – 6795 Washington Street, Yountville 707 944-8686
Daily 11:30am-10:30pm – Homey French cuisine that changes with the seasons Charcuterie – 335 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg 707 431-7213
Open for lunch and dinner, call for hours
Boon Fly – 4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa 707 299-4870 California cuisine based on local fresh ingriedients Monday-Thursday 11:30am-3pm, 5:30-9pm, Friday-Sunday 12-9pm
Daily from 7am-9pm Bistro-style seasonal fare, vegetarian entrees, local cheese & wine
Pacific Blues Café – 6525 Washington Strret, Yountville 707 944-4455
Modern rustic cuisine based on the agricultural heritage of the region Cucina Paradiso – 56 E Washington Street, Petaluma 707 782-1130
Daily 11:30-10pm – American cuisine with fresh ingredients
Bouchon – 6534 Washington Street, Yountville 707 944-8037 Monday-Saturday 11:30 to 2:30, Monday-Thursday 5-9pm, Friday-Saturday 5-10pm
Pasta Prego – 3206 Jefferson Street, Napa 707 224-9011 Italian cuisine prepared from scatch; recommended wine pairings
Daily 11am-midnight
Daily 11:30am-5pm – Casual Italian cuisine with outdoor dining
Fine French food, rooted in tradition, served in a casual atmosphere Cyrus Restaurant – 29 North Street, Healdsburg 707 433-3311
Piccolino’s Italian Café – 1385 Napa Town Center, Napa 707 251-0100 Nightly 5:30-9:30pm
Brannan’s Grill – 1374 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga 707 942-2233
Daily 11am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday Brunch until 2:30pm A dressy, special occasion restaurant; 5 & 8 course menu options, vegetarian menu
Monday-Saturday 11:30am-9pm, Sunday 11am-10pm
Blending of local produce, fresh seafood & creativity
American & Italian cuisine De Schmire – 304 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma 707 762-1901
Press – 587 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena 707 967-0550 Nightly 5:30-9pm
Brix – 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena 707 944-2749
Dinner 5:30-10pm (closed Tuesday) Bar opens at 5pm French style bistro with eclectic, out-of-the-ordinary artistic decor
Open for lunch and dinner, call for hours
Features a custom-built wood-fired grill and rotisserie
Wine country menu with a renewed focus on farm-to-table dining Della Santina – 133 East Napa Street, Sonoma 707 935-0576
Redd – 6480 Washington Street, Yountville 707 944-2222 Lunch 11:30am-3pm, Dinner 5-9pm
Café Sarafornia – 1413 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga 707 942-0555
Lunch Friday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner from 5:30pm Tuscan trattoria serving fresh, unassuming local fare; patio seating
Breakfast & Lunch daily 7am-2:30pm
Updated interpretation of wine country cuisine
Selection of classic dishes as well as some unique creations Dry Creek Kitchen – 133 East Napa Street, Healdsburg 707 935-0576
Rutherford Grill – 1180 Rutherford Road, Rutherford 707 963-1792 Lunch Friday-Sunday 12-2:30pm, Sunday-Thursday 5:30-9:30pm
Caffe Cicero – 1245 1st Street, Napa 707 252-3636
Monday-Wednesday 8:30am-9pm, Thursday-Saturday 8:30am-12am Daily 11am-10pm – Grilled American cuisine Friday-Saturday 5:30-10pm – Wine country cuisine served with fresh local ingredients
Sunday 8:30am-4pm – Italian classics in the wine country Siena at Meritage – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa 707 251-1900 El Dorado Kitchen – 405 1st Street West, Sonoma 707 996-3030
Celadon – 500 Main St, Napa; 707 254-9690 Open for Lunch & Dinner, call for hours – California-raised with Tuscan flare Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm daily, Dinner 5:30-9pm
Monday-Friday 11:30am-9pm; Saturday until 10pm Solbar – 755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga 707 226-0800 “Farm driven” collection of earthy yet sophisticated California cuisine
Seasonally influenced global comfort food featuring flavors of the world Daily 7am-11pm – Ingredient-driven bistro fare Farmhouse Restaurant – 7871 River Road, Forestville 707 887-3300
« Cole’s Chop House – 1122 Main St, Napa 707 224-6323 Tra Vigne – 1050 Charter Oak, St. Helena 707 963-4444 Wine country cuisine with emphaisis on fresh local ingreidients; patio seating
Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm, Friday-Saturday 5-10pm Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm – Dishes from the heart and hand of Italy Fig Cafe & Wine Bar – 13690 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen 707 938-2130
Classic American steak house Tuscany – 1005 1st Street, Napa 707 258-1000 Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10am-2:30pm, Dinner from 5:30pm
Compadres – 505 Lincoln Avenue, Napa 707 253-1111 Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm, Friday-Saturday 5-11pm Café featuring fresh California cuisine including pizzas & desserts, take-out available
Monday-Friday 11am-10:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-10:30pm Authentic Tuscan cuisine with fresh ingredients from the Napa Valley Girl & the Fig – 110 West Spain Street; Sonoma 707 938-3634
Traditional Mexican food Ubuntu – 1140 Main Street, Napa 707 251-5656 Daily 11:30am-10pm – Antique bar "Rhone Alone" winelist, seasonal menu, cheese
Cuveé – 1650 Soscol Avenue, Napa 707 224-2330 Sunday-Wednesday 7am-9pm, Thursday-Saturday 7am-10pm platters, outdoor patio seating
Monday-Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 5-11pm Vegetable-inspired dishes from the Biodynamic® gardens Glen Ellen Inn Oyster & Martini Bar – 13670 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen
Menu reflects wine country theme with comfort foods that accompany wine list UVA Trattoria – 1040 Clinton Street, Napa 707 255-6646 California cuisine with a French twist – Call for hours 707 996-6409
Farm – 4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa 707 299-4880 Tuesday-Thursday 11:30am-10pm, Friday 11:30am-midnight Grafitti – 101 2nd Street, Petaluma 707 765-4567
11:30am-10pm – Simple elegant food highlighting sustainable agriculture Saturday 5pm-midnight, Sunday 4-9pm, closed on Monday Monday-Thursday 11:30am-midnight, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-1am
Italian comfort food prepared with the freshest ingredients Sunday 11am-10pm – Light & hearty entrees in a comtemporary setting on the river
French Laundry – 6640 Washington Street, Yountville 707 944-238
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9pm, Friday-Sunday 11am-1pm, 5:30pm-9pm Graziano's – 170 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma 707 762-5997
American fare with French inspiration – advance reservations required SONOMA COUNTY Daily 5:30-10pm – Italian cuisine made with fresh local ingreidients; exotic vodkas
« Fume Bistro – 4050 Byway East, Napa 707 257-1999 Alice’s Restaurant – 101 S. Main Street Ste A, Sebastopol 707 829-3212 « Harmony Lounge at Ledson 707 996-9779
Daily from 11:30am, Sunday from 10am Relaxed “adjustable” hours, call ahead Daily 11am-9pm 480 1st Street East, Sonoma
Seasonally inspired American bistro – “locals” favorite Organic wine country comfort food, casual atmosphere Elegant California cuisine with open-air seating, wine pairings

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« John Ash & Co. at Vintners Inn Willis Seafood & Raw Bar – 403 Healdsburg Avenue, Windsor
Seafood & oysters, local wines 707 433-9191 SACRAMENTO
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa 707 527-7687
Friday-Saturday 5-9:30pm, Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm Zazu – 3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa 707 523-4814 Cafe Bernardo – 726 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento 916 443-1180
Wine country cuisine, seasonally fresh, local foods paired with fine wine Wednesday-Sunday from 5:30pm Lunch 11:30am-3pm, Dinner from 5pm
Josef’s Restaurant – 308 Wilson Street, Santa Rosa 707 571-8664 Northern Italian-inspired playful Americana roadhouse restaurant Salads, pizzettas, burgers, fresh fish, steak and chicken
Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner daily from 5pm Zin Restaurant – 344 Center Street, Healdsburg 707 473-0946 Centro Cocina Mexicana – 28th & J Streets, Sacramento 916 442-2552
True French continental cuisine served in a turn-of-the-century European atmosphere Updating and enhancing American regional dishes Open for lunch and dinner
K & L Bistro – 119 S Main Street, Sebastopol 707 823-6614 Authentic specials, tequila from select regions in Mexico
Bistro atmosphere with mesquite oven serving California & French fare NORTH CENTRAL COAST Chop House – 1117 11th Street, Sacramento 916 447-8900
Kenwood Restaurant – 9900 Highway 12, Kenwood 707 833-6326 MONTEREY Monday-Friday from 11am, Saturday-Sunday from 5pm
Serving continually from 11:30am til 9pm Wednesday-Sunday Café Fina - 47 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey 831 372-5200 Specializing in classic fresh steaks, chops & seafood
California cuisine with 3 dining rooms, mountain & vineyard views Monday-Friday 11am-2:30pm, Dinner seating at 5pm, Saturday open until 10pm Cosmo Café – 1000 K Street, Sacramento 916 446-9800
Italian seafood on the wharf Daily 9am-after midnight – American cuisine with a California flair
Kuletos (Coastal) – 23240 Highway 1, Marshall 1-866-63-NICKS
Breakfast 8am, Lunch, Dinner at 4pm Domenico's - 50 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey 831 372-3655 Esquire Grill – 1213 K Street, Sacramento 916 448-8900
Fresh menu made from sustainable, local agriculture & aquaculture Lunch from 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner from 4:30pm Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday 4:30-11pm, Sunday 4:30pm
Traditional Italian cuisine featuring fresh seafood Classic American cooking of times past featuring steaks, chops & seafood
La Gare – 208 Wilson Street, Santa Rosa 707 528-4355
Montrio Bistro - 414 Calle Principal, Monterey 831 648-8880 Il Fornaio – 400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento 916 446-4100
French cuisine with decor and ambiance that reflects an elegant old-world charm Sunday-Thursday 4:30-9:30, Friday-Saturday 4:30-10:30pm
Langley’s on the Green – 610 McClelland Drive, Windsor Creatively prepared, premium-quality Italian cuisine based on authentic regional
American cuisine with influences of Europe
American cuisine showcased in a full exhibition kitchen 707 837-7984 Italian recipes
Old Fisherman's Grotto - 39 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey 831 375-4604
Lucas Wharf – 595 S Highway 1, Bodega Bay 707 875-3522 Daily 11:30am-9pm – Great seafood & view of the cove Mc Cormick & Schmicks – 1111 J Street, Sacramento 1-888-344-6861
Sunday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-9:30pm Monday-Friday 11:30am-10pm
Tarpy's Roadhouse - 2999 Salinas Hwy # 1, Monterey 831 647-1444 Daily menus feature a list of 30 seafood species
Local fish, steaks, fresh pasta dishes & innovative specials Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9pm, Friday-Saturday open until 10:30pm
Madrona Manor – 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg 1-800-258-4003 Creative American country cuisine Paragary’s Bar & Oven – 1401 28th Street, Sacramento 916 457-5737
Wednesday-Sunday 6-9pm, in five dining rooms year round Willie's Smokehouse - 95 Prescott Avenue, Monterey 831 372-8880 Seating from 5pm
Daily 11:30am-9pm Fresh pastas, grilled meats, fish, poultry, salads and signature pizzas
Inventive cuisine in a cozy, old-world setting for the discriminating palate
Wood-grilled barbeque steaks & seafood Ristorante Piatti – 571 Pavillions Lane, Sacramento 916 649-8885
Meritage Martini & Oyster Bar – 165 West Napa Street, Sonoma
CARMEL Monday-Wednesday 11:30am-9pm, Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-10pm
Dinner begins at 4pm 707 938-9430
Bahama Billy's - 3690 The Barnyard, Carmel 831 626-0430 Sunday 11am-9pm, Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm
Northern Italian & southern French cuisine, extensive oyster bar
Lunch 11:30am-4pm, Dinner 4-9pm – Island inspired cuisine Open kitchens and stone pizza hearths
Mirepoix – 275 Windsor River Road, Windsor 707 838-0162
Bistro Beaujolais - Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea 831 624-5600 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – 501 Pavilions Lane, Sacramento 916 286-2702
Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 5-9pm
Daily 10am-10pm – French cuisine with world influences Dinner 5-10pm – Steaks seared at 1800 degrees and topped with fresh butter so they
Traditional French bistro food with a distinct twist
Carmel's Bistro Giovanni - San Carlos & 5th, Carmel 831 626-6003 sizzle all the way to your table.
Mosaic Restaurant – 6675 Front Street, Forestville 707 887-7503
Daily 5-10pm – Italian, Mediterranean and California cuisine Scotts Seafood – 4350 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento
Showcasing the chef’s California perspective of global cuisine
da Giovanni - Lincoln Street & 5th, Carmel 831 626-5800 Seating from 5pm 1-800-323-7500
Ralph’s Bistro – 109 Plaza Street, Healdsburg 707 433-1380 Daily 5-10pm – Italian cuisine with fresh seafood Quality food highlighted by riverfront views, patios and outdoor fire pits
Lunch Monday-Thursday 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner Monday-Saturday 5:30-9pm
Rio Grill - 101 The Crossroads, Carmel 831 625-5436 Spataro – 1415 L Street, Sacramento 916 440-8888
Fresh California cuisine
Lunch 11:30am-5pm, Dinner seating from 5pm Monday-Thursday 4:30-10pm, Friday-Saturday 4:30-11pm, Sunday 4:30
Ravenous – 420 Center Street, Healdsburg 707 431-1302 Entrees from the wood-burning grill & oak wood smoker Open kitchen with classic, soulful Italian dishes
Call for hours – Charming interior, large portions of rustic fare & what’s fresh
CARMEL VALLEY
Risibisi – 154 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma 707 766-7600 Volcano Bar & Grill - 27 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley 831 659-1280 LODI/WOODBRIDGE
Lunch starting at 11:30am, Dinner 5pm-midnight on weekends Daily 11:30am-9pm – Grilled cuisine with a Hawaiian influence
Italian and California cuisine recipies with a contemporary flare School Street Bistro – 116 N School Street, Lodi 209 333-3950
SALINAS Lunch from 11:30am, Dinner from 4:30pm
Saddles Steak House – 29 East MacArthur Street, Sonoma 707 933-3191 Gino's - 1410 South Main Street, Salinas 831 422-1814
Lunch 11:30am-2pm Wednesday-Sunday, Dinner 5:30-8:30pm Wednesday-Sunday Most everything from scratch and everything cooked to order
Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner from 4pm
Specializing in steaks, chops and fresh seafood Authentic Italian dishes inspired by southern Italy
Santé at Sonoma Mission Inn – 100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma 707 938-9000
LIVERMORE
Golden Fish - 221 Main Street, Salinas 831 422-4946
Dinner seating at 6pm – Wine country style with the freshest local produce Call for hours – Fresh seafood entrees Blackhawk Grille – 3540 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 925 736-4295
Santi – 21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville 707 857-1790 Portobello’s - 366 S. Main Street, Salinas 831 753-0797 Dinner seating from 5pm
Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30-9pm Monday-Saturday 7am-7:30pm, Sunday until 7:30pm Innovative and eclectic, seasonally-inspired cuisine
Lunch Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-2pm American cuisine Faz – 5121 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton 925 460-0444
Honest Italian cuisine recalling the Italian countryside, served in a landmark building Salinas Fish House - 172 Main Street, Salinas 831 775-0175 Breakfast & Lunch from 7am, Dinner from 5pm
Shiso – 522 Broadway, Sonoma 707 933-9331 Lunch 11am-2:30pm, Dinner 5-9pm Contemporary American, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern
Daily 4:30-6pm, Monday-Saturday 4:30-9pm Featuring a wide variety of seafood, chicken and steaks
« Cafe Garré – 7986 Tesla Road, Livermore 925 371-8200
Creative and unique dishes preparing a extensive modern Asian menu SIERRA FOOTHILLS Lunch Monday-Friday 11am-2:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm
Syrah – 205-A 5th Street, Santa Rosa 707 568-4002 Dinner Friday 6-9pm (Closed for dinner in winter)
Lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-2pm, Dinner from 5pm nightly Latitudes – 130 Maple Street, Auburn 530 885-9535
Lunch seating at 11:30am, Dinner seating at 5pm Mediterranean-inspired wine country cuisine
Seasonal, deeply flavored, soul-satisfying comfort food McNamara’s Steak & Chop House
Specializing in ethnic and cultural diversity
The Brasserie – 170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa 707 636-7388 Mineral Restaurant – Murphy's 209 728-9743 7400 San Ramon Road, Dublin 925 833-0995
Daily from 11am – Menu inspired by classic French country Wednesday 3-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 1-9pm Seating from 5pm – Steak chops and fish, homey atmosphere, family style portions
« Tides Wharf – 835 Highway 1, Bodega Bay 707 875-3652 Fine vegetarian cuisine Wente Vineyards Restaurant
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily – Full bar, oyster and shrimp cocktail bar, Taste – Main Street, Plymouth 209 245-3463 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore 925 456-2300
“no tables available without a view of the bay;” locally caught, fresh seafood special- Dinner from 5pm weekdays, 4:30pm weekends Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner from 5pm
ties, pasta, steak and lobster served daily Fresh, seasonal and changing with availability Innovative American dishes, influenced by Italian, French and California cuisine

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NAPA VALLEY Caldwell – 169 Kruzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30
Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail; 707 942-9581, Calistoga Thu-Mon 10-5
A Dozen Vintners – 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 Open daily 10-5
« CALISTOGA CELLARS – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-7422 Thu-Mon 12-5
Acacia Vineyard – 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa; 707 226-9991 Open by appointment only Gifts, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings
Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Open by appointment only « CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6
Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071 Open by appointment only Cardinale – 7585 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2643 Open daily 10:30-4
Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6 Cartlidge & Brown – 205 Jim Oswald Way, American Canyon; 707 552-5199 x215 Open daily 10-5
Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460 Open by appointment only « CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783 Open Mon-Sat 10-5
Amuse Bouche Winery – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Open by appointment only Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointments
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600 Open by appointment only « CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Open daily 9:30-6
Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended
« ANDRETTII W INE RY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 888 460-8463 Open daily 10-5
Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs Caymus Vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010 Open daily 10-4
Ceja Vineyards – 1016 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-3954 Open daily 10-4
« ARG ER - MA RTUC CI – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334 Open daily 10-5
Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Open daily 12-6, Th-Sat 12-10
Arns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429 Open by appointment only Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136 Open by appointment only
« ARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Open daily 10-4:30 Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 Open Tue-Sat or by appointment
Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Charles Krug Winery – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229 Open daily 10:30-5
Atalon – 3299 Bennett Lane, Calistoga; 1-800-224-4090 By appointment only, 10-4 Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284 Open by appointment only
August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Open daily, 10:30-4:30 Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472 Open by appointment only
Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 Sun-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10 to 9 Chateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Open daily 9:30-4
« BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261 Open daily 10-4 Chateau Potelle – 3875 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 255-9440x18 Open daily 11-5
Gift Items, Children & Pets OK
Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Open daily 10-5
Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Open daily 10-5
Claire Luce Abbey – 2893 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-7431 Open by appointment only
Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075 Open daily 10-4
Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Open daily 10-4
Barlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742 Open by appointment only
« CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Open daily 10-5
Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774 Open by appointment only Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings
« BEAULIEU VINEYARDS – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Open daily 10-5 Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours
Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-9100 Open Sat 10-4, Sun-Fri 11-4
Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 Open daily 10-4
Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707 Open by appointment only
« BENESSERE WINERY – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853 Open daily 10-5
Cornerstone Cellars – Napa Call for information; 877 686-3286
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings
Corison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826 Open daily 10-5
Beringer Vineyards – 2000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-4412 Open daily 10-5 Oct-Apr, May-Sep
Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 Open daily 10-5:30
« BENNETT LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Open daily 10-5:30
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Open daily 10-5
Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Open daily 10-5
Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 Open by appointment only Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 Open daily 10:30-5
« BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Open daily 10-5 David Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190 Open by appointment only
Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings;
Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings David Fulton – 825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-0719 Open by appointment only
Blair Estate – 4115 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8283 Open by appointment only Del Dotto Vineyards – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134 Open daily 11-5
Boeschan – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674 Open by appointment only Del Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134 Open by appointment only

Bouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Open daily 10:30-4 Delectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252 Open daily by appointment 9-5

Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976 Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-Midnight di Rosa Preserve – 5200 Carneros Hwy 121, Napa; 707 226-5991 Open Tu-Fr 9:30-3
Diamond Oaks – 1595 Oakville Grade, Oakville; 707 948-3000 Open daily 10-4:30
Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 Open daily 9-5
Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189 Open by appointment only
Bremer Family – 975 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5411 Open daily 10-5
« DOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101 Open daily 10-6
Brown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2453 Limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays
Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more
Buehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 963-2155 Open by appointment only
Domaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Open daily 10-6
Burgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4766 Open Sat-Sun 10-3:30 or by appointment
Dominari – 210 Camino Oruga, Napa; 707 226-1600 Open by appointment only
Cafaro Cellars – St. Helena Call for information; 707 963-7181 Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Open by appointment, 10-4
Cain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616 Open by appointment only « DUTCH HENRY WINERY – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Open daily 10-4:30
Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222 Open by appointment only Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Cave Tours, Food Pairings
Calafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114 Open by appointment only Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 Open daily 9-4

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Ehlers Estate – 3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-5972 Open daily 10-4 Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-6
« ELIZABETH SPENCER – 1165 Rutherfrod Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Open daily 10-6 Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Open daily by appointment 10-4
Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10-6
Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504 Open by appointment only Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 744-0675 Open daily Open by appointment only 11-4
Elyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Open daily 10-5 James Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905 Open by appointment only
Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Open daily 10-4:30 James Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 Open by appointment only
Etude Winery – 1250 Cuttings Wharf Rd, Napa; 707 257-5300 Open by appointment only « JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Open daily 10-6
Failla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530 Open daily 10-5 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings,, last tasting at 5:30pm
Falcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Open daily 10-5 « JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4
Farella-Park – 2222 N. Third Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489 Open daily 10-4 Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointment
Last tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30
Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Open daily 10am-3pm by appointment
« JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Open daily by appointment 10-4
Fleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Open daily 10-4 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed
« FLORA SPRINGS - THE ROOM – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Open daily 10-5 Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment only
Children & Pets OK, Picnic Area
Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Open by appointment only
Flying Horse – 2825 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 965-1600 Open by appointment only
Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 Open by appointment only
« FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Open daily 10-6
Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000 Open by appointment only
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
Kirkland Ranch Winery – One Kirkland Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 254-9100 Open daily 10-4
« FOLIO ENOTECA – 610 First Street #10, Napa; 707 256-3700 Open Sun-Thurs 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-9
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcome ; Call ahead for Food Pairings Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9750 Open by appointment only
« FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Open daily 10-5 Ladera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 Open Mon-Sat 9-5
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Open daily 10-5
Fontanella – 1721 Patrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Open by appointment only Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Open daily 10-4
Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big Rock Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3900 Open by appointment only Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Open by appointment only
Franciscan Vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 Open daily 10-5 Long Meadow Ranch – 1775 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 Open daily 10-5
« FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859 Open daily 10-5 « LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361 Open daily 10-6
Gift Items, Picnic Area Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings
Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 Open daily 10-4 Luna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474 Open daily 10-5
« FREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Open Fri-Tues 10-5 MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394 Open by appointment only
Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery Tours
McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186 Open by appointment only
Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704 Open by appointment only
Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Open daily 10-5
« GIRARD WINERY – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297 Open daily 10-6
Tasting Fees, Gift Items Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Open daily 10-4
Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766 Open daily by appointment Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030 Open by appointment only
Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Open daily 10-4 « MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-6
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings
Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-4437 Open daily 10-5
Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 10-5
« GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-2784 Open daily 9:30-4:30
Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings Mario Perelli-Menetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Sun 10-5
Groth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290 Open by appointment only Mason Cellars – 714 First St, Napa; 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30
Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059 Open by appointment only « MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Open daily 10-6:30
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK
Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open 11-6 Sun-Wed; 11-8 Thu-Sat Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings
« HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781 Open daily 10-4 Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Open daily 10-5:30
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours
Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 Open daily 11-5
Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700 Open by appointment only
« MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30
Hall St. Helena – 401 St. Helena Hwy So, St. Helena; 707 967-2620 Open daily 10-5:15 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings
Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760 Open daily 10- Morey Cellars – Napa Call for information; 707 226-2348
Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Open Wed-Sun 11-4 Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295 Open by appointment
Havens Wine Cellars – 2055 Hoffman Lane, Yountville; 707 261-2000 Open daily 10-4:30 Mount Veeder Winery – Poured at Franciscan: 1178 Galleron, Rutherford; 707 967-3830 Open daily 10-5
Heitz Cellars – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Open daily 11-4:30 « MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA Open daily 10-5
Helena View Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956 Open by appointment only Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours
Hendry – 3104 Redwood Dr, Napa; 707 226-8320 Open by appointment only « NAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565 Open daily 10-6
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK
« HESS COLLECTION – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144 Open daily 10-5:30
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OK, Wine Tours; Call ahead for 8 or more; Food Pairings Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011 Open by appointment

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Napa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710 Open daily 10-4:30 Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025 Open by appointment
Neal Family Vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800 Open by appointment Rustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353 Open daily 10-4
Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000 Open by appointment Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Open daily 10-4:30
Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends & holidays 10-5 Rutherford Hill – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Open daily 10-5
Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600 Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5251 Open daily 10-4:30
O’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open Mon-Sat 10-5 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Open daily by appointment 10-4
Olabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open Mon-Sun 11-6 St. Clement Vineyards – 2867 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 800 331-8266 Open daily 10-5
OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Daily 10-5 St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Su 10-5:30
Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4 St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463 Open by appointment
Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Daily 10-4 St. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Open daily 10-5
Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587 Open daily by appointment 9-5 Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592 Open Mon-Fri by appointment
Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504 Open by appointment Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707-963-5105 Open daily 10-4
Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 Open Sat-Sun 11-5 Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889 Open by appointment
Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683 Open by appointment Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 Open daily 10-4
Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890 Open by appointment School House Vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240 Open by appointment
Patz & Hall – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 Open Wed-Sun 10-4 Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Open daily 10-4
Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770 Open by appointment Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882 Open daily 10-3:30
Peju – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Open daily 10-6 Scott Harvey – 830 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 968-9575 Open 8-4
Pheonix – Poured at Vintners Collective: 1245 Main St, 707 255-7150, open daily 11-6 Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339 Open by appointment
Pina Cellars – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 944-2229 Open by appointment « SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. Helena Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 944-2945 Open daily 10:30-5
Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings
Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Nap; 707 944-2877 Open by appointment only
PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Open daily 10-4
Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154 Open by appointment
Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246 Open Thurs-Sun 11-5 or by appt.
Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990 Fri-Sun 10:30-4:30, Mon-Thu by appointment
Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949 Open by appointment
Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930 Open by appointment only
« PRAGER WINERY/PORT WORKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-PORT (7678) Open daily 10:30-4:30
Children & Pets OK Silo’s Jazz & Wine Bar – 530 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5833 Tues 4-7, Wed-Thurs 4-10, Fri-Sat 4-12
Provenance – 1695 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-3633 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Open by appointment only
Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601 Open daily 10-4 « SILVERADO VINEYARDS – 6121 Silverado Trail, Nap; 707 257-1770 Open daily 10-4:30
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK
Quixote – 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2659 Open by appointment
Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings
« RAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-3141 Open daily 10-4
Silver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Open Mon-Sun 9-4
Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours
Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Fr-Su 10-4:30 or by appointment
Razi Winery – 3108 Silverado Trail; 707 224-4299 Mon-Sat by appointment
Sky Vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391 Open by appointment
Redmon Family – 1185 Starr Ave, St. Helena; 707 968-9252 Open by appointment
Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283 Open by appointment
Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Open daily 10-5
Spelletich – 425 Gateway Rd W, Napa; 707 363-5757 Open by appointment
Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Open by appointment
Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0134 Open by appointment
Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800 Open daily 10-5
Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-4188 Open by appointment only
Reynolds Family – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Open daily 10-4:30
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Open daily 10-4:30
Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661 Open by appointment
Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477 Open by appointment
Robert Biali – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555 Open by appointment
Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Robert Craig Wine Cellars – 880 Vallejo St, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Open by appointment Mon-Sat
Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Open by appointment only « STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344 Open daily 10-4:30
Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK
Robert Mondavi – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5
Stonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Open Wed-Sat 11-7
Robert Pepi – 7585 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2807 Open daily 11-4
Stony Hill Vineyard – Call ahead for appointment; 707 963-2636; St. Helena Open Mon-Fri 9-5
Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Open daily 10-4:30
Storybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310 Open Mon-Sat 10-4
Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004 Open by appointment
Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646 Open daily 11-5
« ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Open daily 10-5
Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours at 10:30 & 11:30 « SUMMERS/VILLA ANDRIANA – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings
Round Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 Open daily 10-5
Summit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 Open by appointment
Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Open daily 10-5
« SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104 Open daily 10-5
Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577 Open Tues-Sat 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings

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Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500 Open by appointment Adler Fels – 9575 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-6131 Open daily 11-5
Teachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432 Open by appointment Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 Open daily 11-5
Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340 Open daily 10-4
« ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 707 433-9154 Open daily10-5
The Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707 Open by appointment only Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings
Tom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267 Open by appointment Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Open daily 11-5
Trahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open daily 11-6 Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Thur-Mon 11-4:30
Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Open daily 10-4:30 « ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Open daily11-5
Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027 Open by appointment only Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings
Trespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804 Open by appointment Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 Open daily11-5
« TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Open daily 10-5 « ARROWOOD VNYDS & WNRY – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Open daily 10-4:30
Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 935-3504 Open daily 12-8 Gift items, Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Winery Tours at 10:30 & 2:30
Truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153 Open by appointment only « ARTESA – (at Cornerstone, tasting room) 23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707-933-8980 Open daily 10-5
Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children Welcomed
Tudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947 Open by appointment only
Artiste – 435 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-1920 Open daily 11-5:30
Tulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064 Open by appointment only
Audelssa Estate – 13647 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 933-8514 Open daily 11-5
Turnbull Wine Cellars – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-4
Balletto & Dutton-Goldfield – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-4
Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 Open Mon-Sat 9-4
Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30
V Madrone – 3199 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573 Open by appointment
« BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Open daily 10-5
« V. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Open daily 9-6
Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tram Tours

Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130 Open daily 10-6 « BLACKSTONE WINERY – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Open daily 10-4:30
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings
Verismo Wines – 6795 Washington Street, Yountville; 707 944 WINE (9463)
« BR COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Open daily 10-5
Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3816 Open by appointment only Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings
Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995 Open daily 10-4:30 Bradford Mountain – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-4433 Open by appointment only
Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1266 Open daily 10-5
Vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292 Open by appointment
Davis Bynum Winery – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-5852 Fri-Mon 11-4
Vintners Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Open daily 11-6
C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Open daily 11-5
Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485 Open by appointment only
Cale Cellars – (at the Wine Room) 9575 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-6131 Open daily 11-5
Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Open daily 11-6
« WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-6
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Carneros Family Wineries – 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 10-5
Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 Open daily 11-5 Castle Vineyards – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 996-1966 Open daily 11-6
White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 Open by appointment Cellar Door – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707-938-4466 Open daily 10-6
« WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 707 963-9454 Open daily 10-6 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707-578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-5, Thur-Sat 10-8
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours « CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Open daily 11-6
Whitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707-942-0840 Open by appointment only Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, 707 836-9011; Healdsburg Mon-Thurs 11-3 Sat-Sun 11-4
William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Mon 11-5 « CHATEAU ST. JEAN – 8555 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-4134 Open daily 10-5
« WILLIAM HILL WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings
Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs Chandelle Winery – 1395 Broadway at the Cellar Door in Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6
« WINE GARAGE – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-430
« CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 Open daily 10-6
Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-Thurs 11-6, Fri-Sat 10-7:30, Sun 10-6 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings
Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798 Open by appointment only Clos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Open daily 10-4:30
Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046 Open by appointment « CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Open daily 10-6
Work Vineyard – 3190 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-0251 Open by appointment only Picnic Area
X Winery & Amius – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522 Open by appointment only D’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 11-5, tours availabler
Yates Family Vineyard – 4723 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 226-1800 Open by appointment only Davis Family Vnyds – 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3858 Thu-Sun 11-5
Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30 De La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711 Mon-Fri 11-4:30
« ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188 Open daily 10-4:30 De Loach Vineyards – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 Open daily 10-4:30
Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings
Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215

SONOMA COUNTY Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Open daily 10:30-4:30
« DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700 Open daily 11-5
A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Open by appointment only Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

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« ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525 Thu-Mon 11-5 La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, Healdsburg; 707 431-9400 Open daily 10:30-5:30
Children Welcomed Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-2999 Open daily 10-5
Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 Open daily 11-4:30 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Landmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10-4:30
« FERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6700 Open daily 10-5 Larson Family – (Cornerstone, tasting room for boutique wineries)
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings 23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707-933-3010 Open daily 10-5
Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Open daily 10-4:30 Larson Family – (Tasting Room at The Cellar Door) 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6
Forchini – 5141 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8886 Sat-Sun 11-4 « LEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-38100 Open daily 10-5
Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Open daily 10-4:30 Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings
Francis Ford Coppola’s Rosso & Bianco « LIMERICK LANE – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707-433-9211 Open daily 10-5
300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Children & Pets OK
Freestone Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Fri-Mon 11-5 Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Thu-Mon 11-5
Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 « LONGBOARD VINEYARDS – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 Open daily 11-6 (closed Tue)
Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings
« FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings « LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Open daily 11-5
Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours
« GALLO FAMILY VNYDS – Tasting Room: 320 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2458 Open daily 10-6
Gift items, Vineyard Tours MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eight St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Open by appointment only
Gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707-473-2909; Open daily 11-4 Manzanita Creek – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052 Open by appointment only
Geyser Peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, Chianti RdGeyserville; 707 857-9400 Open daily 10-5 Marimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Open daily 10-5
« GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 Open daily 10-5 « MARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Open daily 11-4 (Closed Tue & Wed)
Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours
Gourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun-Thu 11-5 Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 Open daily 10-5
Grange Sonoma – (Tasting room for boutique wineries) Open daily 10-5 Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 Open daily 10-4:30
23564 Arnold Dr (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707-933-8980 « MATRIX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Open daily 11-5
Grove Street – 1441 Grove St, 707 433-6734; Healdsburg Open daily 10-4 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours
Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma Open daily 11-4:30 Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804 Open daily 10-5
Hanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-4310 Open daily 10-4 Mayo Family Winery – Hwy 12 & Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Open daily 10:30-6:30
5333 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371 Open daily 10-4 Mayo Family Reserve Room – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Open daily 11-6
Hartford Family Wines – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-1756 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings
Hawkes – 6734 Hwy 128, Healdsbufg; 707 433-4295 Mon-Sun 10-5 Mayo Family– at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tu-Wed 4-6

Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 « MAZZOCCO VINEYARDS – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Open daily 11-5
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Open daily 10-4
Meeker Vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Open daily 10:30-5
« HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6491 Open daily 10-5
Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 707 823-7466 Mon-Sat by appointment
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings
Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427 Open daily 10-5
Huntington – 52 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-5215 Thu-Sun 11-5
Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Open daily 10-5
Hwy 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 996-9911 Open daily 10:30-6
Moondance Cellars – at the Wine Room; 9575 Sonoma Hwy; Kenwood; 707 833-6131 Open daily 10-5
« 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 « MOSAIC (formerly De Lorimier)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-2000 Open daily 10-4:30
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
« J RICKARDS WINERY – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Tue-Sat 11-5
Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Open daily 10:30-4:30
J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707-833-0526 Open daily 10-5
Jacuzzi Vineyards – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 11-5 Nicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Open daily 10-6
Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8329 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Open daily 11-5 Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 Open daily 11-4:30
Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4 « PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-Wine Open daily 11-5
Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours
« KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Fri-Mon 11-5
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours « PARADISE RIDGE – Kenwood Tasting Room, 8860 Sonoma Hwy; 707 282-9020 Open daily 10-5
Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
« KENDALL-JACKSON – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Open daily 10-5
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Open daily 11-5
« KENDALL-JACKSON – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Open daily 10-5 Pastori Wines – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418 Open by appointment only
Children & Pets OK Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Open daily 10-4:30
Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Open daily 10-4:30 Pellegrini Family– 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244 Open by appointment Thur-Mon 10-4
Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Open daily 9-4:30 Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 Open 10-4 by appointment
Kunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 Open daily 10:30-4 Preston Vineyards – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Open daily 11-4:30

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« QUIVIRA VINEYARDS – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 Open daily 11-5 Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 9-4
Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 10-6
Ravenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Open daily 10-4:30 Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Open daily 10-4:30
Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4365 Open daily 11-5 « VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS – 9077 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707-833-2300 Open daily 10-5
Richardson Winery – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Pets Welcomed
Ridge/Lytton Springs – 650 Lytton Springs Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 Open daily 11-4 Viansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Open daily 10-5

Robert Hunter – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6 Wellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Open daily 11-5
Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Open daily 11-5
Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Open daily 10-4:30
White Oak Vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-84291 Open daily 10-5
Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 Open by appointment only
« WILSON – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Open daily 11-5
Roche – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-7115 Open daily 10-5
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305 Open daily 11-4
Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open daily 11-4:30
« RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533
Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Open daily 10-5
NORTH CENTRAL COAST
Rosenblum Winery – 250 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1169 Open daily 10-5
ALAMEDA COUNTY
Roshambo – (Cornerstone, tasting room for boutique wineries) Open daily 10-5
23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 888-525-9463 A Donkey and a Goat – 2323 B Fourth St, Berkeley; 510 926-9050 Open by appointment only
Rosso & Bianco - 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Open daily 10-5 Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 452-1800 Thu-Mon 12-6
Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707-696-0004 Thur-Mo 11-6 Eno Wines – 805 Camelia, Berkeley; 415 515-7227 Open by appointment only
Russian River Vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Open daily 11-5 Harrington – 805 Camelia, Berkeley; 510 527-1305 Open by appointment only
SL Cellars – 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5070 Open daily 10:30-5 J C Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 465-5900 Open by appointment only
Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138 Open by appointment only Lost Canyon – 2102 Dennison St Ste A, Oakland; 510 534-9314 Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment
« ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Open daily 10-5 Rosenblum Cellars – 2900 Main St, Alameda; 510 865-7007 Open daily 11-6
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours SANTA CLARA VALLEY
St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674 Open daily 9-5 Byington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Open daily 11-5
Sapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 Open by appointment or Thurs-Mon 11-4:30 Bargetto – 700-G Cannery Row, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Open daily 10:30-6
« SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Open daily 10-4 Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Open daily 9-6
Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Clos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 408 686-1050 Mon-Th 11-5, Fri-Sun 11-4
Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992 Thur-Mo 11-5 Conrotto Winery – 1690 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3053 Sat-Sun 11-5
« SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Open daily 10-5 Creekview – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 By appointment 11-5 or 3rd Weekend of the Month
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area
Fellom Ranch Vnyds – 17075 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10-6
« SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 Open daily 10-5
Complimentary Tours & Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children Welcomed Fortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Open daily 10-5
Sebastopol Vineyards – Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5 Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10-5
Seghesio Winery – 14730 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Open daily 10–5 Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 9-5

Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Open daily 11-5:30 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Open daily 10-5
Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 12-6 Summer, 12-5 Winter
Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 857-3562 Mon-Sat 9-4
Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 Open daily 10-5
« SIMI WINERY – 16275 Healsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-6981 Open daily 10-5
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Tours at 11 & 2 Léal Estate Vnyds – 300 Maranatha Dr, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Open daily 11-5
Smothers/Remick Ridge – at the Wine Room in Kenwood, 9575 Sonoma Hwy; 707 833-6131 Open daily 11-5 Martin Ranch Winery – 6675 Redwood Retreat Rd, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 12-4 third weekend of each month
Stonestreet – 7111 Highway 128; 707 473-3333; Healdsburg Open daily 10-5 Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938 Open 3rd Saturday of the month or by appointment
Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Open daily 10:30-5 Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5, Closed Monday
« SUNCÉ WINERY – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Open daily 10:30-5 Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 Open daily 10-6
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed « SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-4278 Open daily 11-5
Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours
Tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 Sat-Sun 11-4 Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Ave, Gilroy; 408 84-5823 3rd Saturday of each month
Thumbprint Cellars – 36 North St, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Open daily 11-4 Solis Winery – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Open daily 11-5
Toad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Sunrise Winery – Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Fri-Sun 11-5
« TOPEL – Tasting Room in Healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 Open daily 11-7 Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Rd, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Fri-Sun 12-5
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food Pairings Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Open daily 12-5
Trentadue – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Open daily 10-5 Troquato Vineyards – 24130 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 866-6700 Open by appointment only
Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Thur-Sun 10-5 SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

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Ahlgren Vnyd – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 831 338-6071 Sat 12-4 or by appointment « SILVER MOUNTAIN – Santa Cruz Mtns, call for information 408 353-2275 Open by appointment only
Alexander Cellars – 427 A Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 471-9090 Fri-Sun Noon-5 Tasting Room – 381 #Q Cannery Row, Monterey; 831 644-9609 Open daily 12-6
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Rd, Corralitos; 831 728-5172 Sat 12-5 or by appointment
Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat 11-4
Aptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680 Open by appointment only
Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Open daily 12-5
Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Ave, Capitola; 831-462-1065 Open daily 11-6
Testarossa Vineyards – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Open daily 11-5
Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 Open daily 12-5
Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Thu-Sun 11-5
Beauregard – 55B Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz; 831 458-WINE Open daily 11-6
Vinocruz – 725 Front St, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-6
Bonny Doon Vnyd – 10 Pine Flat Rd, Santa Cruz; 831 425-4518 Open daily 11-5
Wines of Vine Hill – 2300 Jarvis Rd, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Special events & by appointment
« BURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Open Thu-Sun 11-5
Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK White Crane Winery – 110 Capitola Ave, Capitola; 831 477-9911 Open daily 11:30-6
Byington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Open daily 11-5 Windy Oaks – 550 Hazel Dell Rd; Corralitos; 831 786-9463 Special events & by appointment
Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Open daily ’til Midnight Closed Mondays Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain Rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144 Open by appointment only
Cinnabar – 23000 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-5858 Special Events & by appointment Zayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992 Special events & by appointment
« COOPER-GARROD – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 CARMEL VALLEY
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, Tours Bernardus – 5 W. Carmel Rd, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Open daily 11-5
David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Open daily 12-5 Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Rd, Carmel; 831 659-4215 Open daily 11-5
Davenport Roadhouse – 1 Davenport Ave, Daven Port; 831 426-8801 Tue-Sun 9-8 Bountiful Basket – 3969 The Barnyard, Ste A13; Carmel Valley; 831 625-4457 Mon-Sat 10-6 Su 12-5
Domenico – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5 Closed Tues Chateau Julien – 8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5
Equinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5 Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 12-5 Sun-Thur Fri & Sat 12-6
Fellom Ranch Vnyds – 17075 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-0206 Open by appointment only Cima Collina – San Carlos, btwn Ocean & 7th, Carmel; 831 620-0645 Thur-Mon 11- 6
Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 Open by appointment only Heller Estate – 69 W. Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Mon-Thur 11-5:30 Fri-Sun 11-6
« FLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Tu-Su 12-6 Galante Vineyards – btwn Ocean & 7th, Dolores; Carmel; 800-GALANTE Open daily 12-6
Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5 Georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Open daily 11-5
« HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt Joullian Vnyds – 2 Village Dr, Carmel Valley; 866-659-8101 Open daily 11-5
« LOMA PRIETA – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Joyce Vnyds/Chateau Christina – 12 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2885 Fri-Sun 11-5
Martin Ranch – 6675 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 3rd Sat of each month 11am-4pm Talbott – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Open daily 11-5
Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Open by appointment only Taste Morgan – 204 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel; 831 626-3700 Open daily 11-6
Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Special events & by appointment Valley Hills/Boete & Parsonage – 7156A Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Open daily 11
Natal Vnyds – 1310 Green Valley Rd, Watsonville; 831 750-0271 Special events & by appointment MONTEREY WINERIES
Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871 Special events & by appointment A Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 Cannery Row, Suite G, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Open daily 10-6
Nicholson – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Special events & by appointment Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, 831 645-9035; Monterey Open daily 11-7
Obester – 12341 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Fri-Sun 10-5 Mon-Th 12-5 Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831 624-2600 Sun-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-
Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5 Silver Mountain – 381 Cannery Row Suite Q, Monterey; 831 644-9609 Open daily 11-7
Oscalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 Open by appointment only Terra Nova – 315 Calle Principal, Monterey; 831 649-4124 Open daily 11-5
P&M Staiger – 1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-4346 Open by appointment only « VENTANA VINEYARDS – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Open daily 11-5
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
Pelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5
Wine from the Heart – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 Open daily 10-6
Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5
SALINAS VALLEY
Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601 Special events & by appointment
A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Sun 11-5
Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5
« BLACKSTONE WINERY – 800 South Alta St, Gonzales; 831 675-5341 Open daily 11-4
Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 Open by appointment only Gift Items, Children & Pets OK, Self-Guided Tour
« POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 462-3478 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Open by appointment only
Ridge Vnyds – 17100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appointment Chalone Vnyds – Stonewall Canyon Rd (Hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717 Sat-Sun 11:30-4 By Appt
River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 Open by appointment only « HAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 37700 Foothill Blvd, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-Fri 11-4
Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5
Salamandre – 108 Don Carlos Dr, Aptos; 831 685-0321 Special Events & by appointment Joyce Vnyds/Chateau Christina – 1354 G. Dayton St, Salinas; 831 659-0312 Open by appointment only
Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – Near Boulder Creek, Felton; 831 335-4242 Open by appointment only Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5
« SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-4278 Open daily 11-5 Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Paraiso – 38060 Paraiso Springs Rd, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5 M-F 11-4
Savannah-Chanelle– 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Open daily 11-5 Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Fri-Sun 11-5

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San Saba Vineyards – 35801 Foothill Rd, Soledad; 831 678-2992 Tue-Sun 11-5 Shannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Fri-Mon 12-5
Scheid Vineyards – 1972 Hobson Rd, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 Open daily 11-5 Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Wed-Mon 10-6
« VENTANA – 38740 Los Coches Rd, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5 Steele Wines – 4350 Thomas Dr; Kelseyville; 707 279-9475 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat 8-5
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Open daily 11-5
HOLLISTER
Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Kelseyville; 707 274-9373 Open daily 10-6
DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Rd, Hollister; 831 636-9143 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appt
Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 595-WINE Open daily 10-5
Léal Estate – 300 Maranatha Dr, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Weekends 11-5, Weekdays by appt
Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 Open daily 10-5
Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991 Open by appointment only
« ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707-895-9462 Open Daily 10-5
Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Barra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5 YOLO COUNTY
Brassfield Estate – 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895 Mon-Fri 10-5 Berryessa Gap – 1 Ranch Road, Winters; 530 795-3201 First Sat 12-6, Fri-Sat 4-8
Breggo Cellars – 11001 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Open daily 11-5 Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 10-5
Brutocao Cellars – 7000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Capay Valley Vineyards – 1 Ranch Rd, Brooks; 530 796-4110 Open by appointment only
Brutocao Cellars – H13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily 10-6 Carvalho Family Wines – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5
Burford & Brown – 13265 S. Hwy 101, Ste 5, Hopland; 707-744-8781 Open daily 11-4 French Hill Winery – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1710 Fri-Sun 11-5
Ceago Vinegarden – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5 Heringer Estates – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1094 Thu-Sun 11-5
Christine Woods – 3155 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2115 Open daily 11-6 Old Sugar Mill – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-165 Wed-Sun 11-5
Fetzer Vineyards – Hwy 175, Hopland; 707 744-1250 Open daily 9-5 R.H. Phillips – 26836 Country Rd, Esparto; 530 662-3215 Wed-Sun 11-5
Fife Est Winery – 3620 Rd B, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0323 Open daily 10-5 Satiety Vineyards – 40101 County Rd 25A, Woodland; 530 661-0680 Mon-Fri 7-7, Sat-Sun 11-5
Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 Solomon Wine Co. – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Fr-Su 11-5
Gabrielli Winery – 10950 West Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1221 Open daily 10-5 Todd Taylor Wines – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Fri-Sun 11-5
Goldeneye Anderson Vly – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Open daily 11-4
Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707-744-8466 Open daily 10-5 LIVERMORE VALLEY
Greenwood Ridge Vnyd – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Battaion Cellars – 21 S. Livermore Ave, #109, Livermore; 925 245-9242 Fri 4-7, Sat-Sun 12-5
Guenoc/Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-9127 Open daily 11-5 Bent Creek Winery – 5455 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-6320 Fri-Sun 12-4
Handley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2190 Open daily 11-6 Big White House – 6800 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30
Hidden Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 707 463-5357 Open daily 10-5 Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4
Horne – 2200 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-3743; 987-3503 Open daily 11-6 Cedar Mountain – 7000 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6636 Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 12-4
Husch Vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3216 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours
Jepson Vineyards, Ltd. – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Ukiah; 707 468-8936 Open daily 10-5 Charles R Vnyds – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd, Livermore; 925 454-3040 Fri-Sun Noon-4:30
Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Open daily 10-5 Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Vly; 510 582-9900 Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays)
Le Vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707-894-2304 Open by appointment only Concannon – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Open daily 11-4:30
Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours
Le Vin Winery Bar – 45055 Albion St, Mendocino; 707-937-4960 Open daily 11-5
Crooked Vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8156 Thu-Sun 11-4:30
Manoir Girard Cellars – 1 Old Winery Way; Potter Valley; 707 743-1010 Open by appointment only
Deer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Thu-Sun 11-5
Maple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 Open daily 10-5
Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 447-4328 Sat-Sun 12-4:30
McDowell Wine – 13380 S. Hwy 101; 707 744-8911; Hopland Open daily 10-5
el Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Tue-Sun 12-4:30
McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Open daily 10-5
Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Sat-Sun 12-5
Mendocino Wine Co. – 45070 Main St, Mendocino; 707 937-6190 Open daily 11-5
Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Sat-Sun 12-5
Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Open daily 10-5
« GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Sat-Sun 11-5
Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 800-564-2582 Open daily10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings
Navarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Hidden Creek – 21 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 101, Livermore (at Blacksmith Square); 925-989-1163 Sat-Sun, 1-6 Fri 4-7
Pacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Open daily 11-5 John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE Fri-Sun 1-6
Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 707 463-5357 Open daily 10-5 La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Open daily 12-4:30
Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30
« ROEDERER ESTATE – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5 Little Valley Winery– 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 862-9006 Fri-Sun 12-5
Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours
Livermore Valley Cellars – 1508 Westmore Rd, Livermore; 925 447-1751 Sat-Sun 12-5
Rosa D’Oro Vineyards – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Sun-Tues 11-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30
Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE Sat-Sun 12-5
« SCHARFFENBERGER CELLARS – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5
Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment

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Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5 Spenker Winery – 17303 De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467 Sat & Sun 12-4:30 or by appt only
Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 Wed-Sun 11-4:30 St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646 Open daily 1-4
Red Skye – 21 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 101, Livermore (at Blacksmith Square) 925-989-1163 Fri 3-6, Sat 1-6 Sun 1-5 Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 408 464-6923 Sat-Sun 11-5
Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Open daily 11-5
Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Open daily 12-5
Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 Vino Piazza – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 800-939-2566 Open daily 12-5
Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Wed-Sun 11:30-5:30 vMv Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Rd, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Open by appointment only
Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Open daily 12-4:30 Watts – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 794-2871 Sat-Sun 12-5
Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 Woodbridge Uncorked – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, 209 365-7575 Wed-Sun, Call for hours
Tamas Estate – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Open daily 12-4:30 Woodbridge – 5950 Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by Appt
Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5
SIERRA FOOTHILLS
Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5
Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Open daily 11-6:30 AMADOR COUNTY
Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 Open daily 11-4:30 Amador Cellars – 6150 Shenandoah Rd, Amador City; 209 245-6150 Fri-Sun 11-5
Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5 Amador County Wine Cellar– 14207 Hwy 49, Amador City; 209 267-0104 Fri-Sun 11-6 or by appointment
White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Amador Foothill Winery – 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, 209 245-6307 Fri-Sun 12-5
Avio – 14520 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1515 Fri-Sun 12-5
LODI/WOODBRIDGE Bella Piazza – 19900 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4600 Open daily 10-5
Abundance Vnyds/Mencarini Family Winery –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Open daily 11-6 Bray Vineyards – 10590 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6023 Fri-Mon 10-5
Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Thu-Sun 11-5 C.G. Di Arie – 19919 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4700 Thurs-Mon 10-4:30
Boitano Family – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3270 Sat-Sun 12-5 Charles Spinetta Winery – 12557 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3384 Tues-Sun 9-4:30
Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 Open daily 12-5 Clos Du Lac Cellars – Hwy 88/Jackson Vlly Rd, Ione; 209 274-2238 Wed-Sun 10-4
Campus Oaks/Gnekow Family Winery– 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Open daily 11-5 Convergence Vnyds – 14650 Hwy 124, Plymouth; 209 245-3600 Fri-Sun 10-5
Cantiga Wineworks – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3782 Sat-Sun 11-5 Cooper Vineyards – 21365 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6181 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment
Century Oak – 22211 Lower Sacramento, Acampo; 209 334-3482 Open daily 11-5 Deaver Vineyards – 12455 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4099 Open daily 10:30-5
Chocoholics Divine Desserts 18819 E. Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3320 Mo-Sa 9:30-7:30, Sun 10-7:30 Dillian Wines – 12138 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3444 Fri-Sun 11-4:30
Crystal Valley Cellars – 16750 E. Hwy 88, Lodi; 209 759-3888 Open daily 10-5 Dobra Zemlja Winery – 12505 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3283 Open daily 10-5
Delicato Vineyards – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3600 Open daily 9-5:30 Domaine de la Terra Rouge/Easton Wines– 10801 Dickson Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3117 Fri-Mon 11-4
Grand Amis – 115 North School St, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Fri-Sun 1-5 Drytown Cellars – 16030 Hwy 49, Drytown; 866-379-8696 Fri-Sun 11-5
Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Sat-Sun 12-5 Il Gioiello – 22355 Lawrence Rd, Fiddletown; 209 245-3395 3rd Sat of the Month 11-5:30
Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sun 12:30-5 Karly – 11076 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3922 Open daily 12-4
Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 Thu-Sun 11-5 Karmére – 11975 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-5000 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment
Jewel Collection – 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd; 209 340-8521 Open daily 11-6 Nine Gables – 10778 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3949 Open daily 11-5
Leonardo Family – 12470 Locke Rd; Lockeford; 209 369-9616 Sat-Sun 12-6 Nua Dair Vineyards – 13825 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 245-5567 Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30
Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 21831 N, Lodi. Highway 99; Lodi; 209 369-9463 Open daily 10-5 Renwood – 12225 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6979 Open daily 10:30-4:30
The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 Fri-Sun 12-5 Serenidad – 21339 Dickson Way, Plymouth; 209 245-5304 x19 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 or by appointment
M2 Winery – 1376 East Turner Rd, D, Lodi; 888-757-WINE Fri-Sun 11-4 Shenandoah Vineyards – 12300 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4455 Open daily 10-5
McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368 Fri-Sun 11-5 Sobon Estate – 14430 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6554 Open daily 9:30-5
Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 Thu-Mon 11-5 Stonehouse Winery – 10861 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6888 Fri-Sun 10-5
Michael-David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Open daily 10-5 Stoneridge Winery – 13862 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 223-1761 Open by appointment only
Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3860 Open by appointment only Story Winery – 10525 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6208 Mon-Fri 12-4, Sat-Sun 11-5
Mokelumne Oaks – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 339-3754 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Sutter Creek Wine Tasting – 85 Main St, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838 Open daily 11-6
Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 369-4758 Open daily 10-5 Sutter Ridge – 14110 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1316 Fri-Sun 11-4:30
Olde Lockeford – 12470 Locke Rd; Lockeford; 209 727-9770 Open daily 11-5 Tanis Vineyards – 13120 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 274-4807 Sat-Sun 10-5:30
Omega Cellars– 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Open by appointment Mon-Sun 12-5 TKC Vineyards – 11001 Valley Dr, Plymouth; 209 245-6428 Sat 11-5, Sun 1-4 or by appointment
Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Sat-Sun 11-5 Terra D’Oro – 20680 Shenandoah Schl Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6942 Open daily 10-4:30
Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Wed-Sun 11-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours
Ripken Vineyards – 2472 W. Sargent Rd, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Sat-Sun 11-4 Toscano Winery & Bistro – 10600 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3800 Open daily 10-5

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Young’s Vineyard – 10120 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3005 Open daily 10:30-5 Goldhill Vineyard – 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522 Thur-Sun 10-5 or by appointment
Vino Noceto – 11011 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6556 Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 11-5 Jodar Vineyards – 3405 Carson Court, Camino; 530 644-3474 Open daily 11-5
Wilderotter Vineyard – 19890 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6016 Fri-Sun 10:30-5 Latcham Vineyards – 2860 Omo Ranch Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-6642 Open daily 11-5
CALAVERAS COUNTY Lava Cap – 2221 Fruitridge, Placerville; 530 621-0175 Open daily 11-5
Beaux Chevaux – 466B Main St, Murphys; 209-728-1000 Fri-Sun 11-5 Holly’s Hill Winery – 3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville; 530 344-0227 Open daily 10-5
Black Sheep Winery – 634 French Gulch, Murphys; 209 728-2157 Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Madrona Vineyards – High Hill Road, Camino; 530 644-5948 Open daily 11-5
Bodega de Sur Winery– 457C Algiers St, Murphys; 209 728-9030 Sun-Thu 11-5, Fr-Sa 11-6 (summer only) Mining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Thur-Sun 10-5
Brice Station – 3353 E. Hwy 4, Murphys; 209 728-9893 Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment Miraflores Winery – 2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville; 530 647-8505 Open daily 10-5
Broll Mountain – 106 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9750 Sat-Sun 12-5 Mount Aukum Winery – 6781 Tower Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-1675 Wed-Sun 11-5
Chatom Vineyards – 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat; 209 736-6500 Open daily 11-5 Narrow Gate Vyds – 4282 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 530 644-6201 Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Domaine Becquet – 2173 Highway 12 East, Valley Springs; 209 772-1303 Wed-Sun 11-5 Oakstone Winery – 6440 Slug Gulch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5303 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment
Domaine Becquet – 415 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8487 Wed-Sun 11-6 Perry Creek Vnyds – 7400 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5175 Open daily 11-5
Frog’s Tooth Vineyards – 380 Main St. Ste 5, Murphys; 209 728-2700 Thur-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Primus Vineyards – 2875 Larsen Dr, Camino; 530 647-9463 Open daily 11-5
French Hill Winery – 8032 So. Main St, Mokelumne Hill; 209 286-1800 Tue-Sun 11-5 Sierra Oaks Estates – 6713 Mt. Aukum Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7079 Open daily 11-5
Hatcher Winery – 419 Main St, Murphys; 209 605-7111 Fri-Sun 11-5 Sierra Vista Winery – 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville; 530 622-7221 Open daily 10-5
Indian Rock – 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-8514 Fri-Sun 12-5:30 Single Leaf Vineyards – 7480 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3545 Wed-Sun 11-5
Irish Vineyards – 2849 Hwy 4, Vallecito; 209 736-1299 Sat-Sun 10-5 Sogno Winery – 3046 Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 672-6968 Wed-Sun 11-5
Ironstone Vineyards – 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys; 209 728-1251 Open daily 10-5 Stone’s Throw – 3541 North Canyon Rd, Camino; 530 622-5100 Thur-Sun 11-5
Laraine/Gerber – 3675 Six Mile Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-4766 Fri-Sun 11-5 Thompson’s Mining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Thur-Sun 10-5
Lavender Ridge – 431 B Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2441 Fri-Sun 11-5 Toogood Estate Wine Caves– 7280 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-1910 Open daily 11-5:30
Milliaire Winery – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1658 Open daily 11-5 Van Der Vijver Estate – 7451 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-9424 Wed-Sun 11-5
Muir’s Legacy – 36 S. Washington St, Sonora; 209 532-WINE Open daily 11-5 Venezio Vineyard – 5821 Hwy 49, Coloma; 530 885-9463 Wed-Sun 11-5
Newsome-Harlow – 403 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9817 Fri-Sun 11-6 Windwalker Vnyds – 7360 Perry Creek, Fair Play; 530 620-4054 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

Solomon Wine Co. – 397 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8290 Open daily 12-5 Winery by the Creek – 8085 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2402 Thu-Sun 11-5
Wofford Acres – 1900 Hidden Valley Rd, Camino; 530 626-6858 Wed-Sun 11-5
Stevenot Winery – 2690 San Domingo Rd, Murphys; 209 728-3436 Open daily 11-5
MERCED COUNTY
Stevenot Winery – Main & Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-0148 Wed-Mon 11-6
Red Rock Winery – 7326 E. Hwy 140, Merced; 209 722-7625 Open daily 10-5
Twisted Oak – 4280 Red Hill Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-9080 Open daily 10:30-5:30
NEVADA COUNTY
Twisted Oak – 350 Main Street, Murphys; 209 736-9080 Thu-Sun 10:30-5:30
Avanguardia – 13028 Jones Bar Rd, Nevada City; 530 274-9482 Sat-Sun 12-5
Vina Moda – 634 French Gulch Road, Murphys; 209 728-9911 Fri-Sun 12-5
Burch Hall – 108 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 477-5500 Open daily 12-5
Zucca Mountain – 425E Main St, Murphys; 209 736-2949 Open daily 12-5
Coufos Cellars – 10065 Rough & Ready Rd, Rough & Ready; 530 274-2923 Sat-Sun 12-5
EL DORADO COUNTY
Double Oak – 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City; 530 292-3235 Sat 11-5 Feb-Dec or by appointment
Auriga Wine Cellars – 3500 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-8078 Fri-Sun 11-5
Indian Springs – 303 Broad St, Nevada City; 530 478-1068 Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun-Thur 11:30-5
Boeger Winery – 1709 Carson Rd, Placerville; 530 622-8094 Open daily 10-5, Summer: Fridays ’til 8
Lucchesi Vineyards – 167 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 274-2164 Open daily 11-Dusk
Busby Cellars – 6375 Grizzly Flat Rd, Somerset; 530 344-9119 Fri-Sun 11-5:30
Naggiar Vineyards – 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley; 530 268-9059 Open by appointment only
Cantiga Wineworks & Deli – 5951 Mt. Aukum Rd, Somerset; 530 621-3352 Fri-Sun 11-5
Montoliva Vineyard – 15629 Mount Olive Rd, Chicago Park; 530 346-6577 Sat-Sun 12-4
Cedarville Vnyd – 6320 Marestail Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-9463 Open by appointment only
Nevada CityWinery –321 Spring Street, Nevada City; 530 265-9463 Mon-Sat 12-6, Su 12-5
Charles B. Mitchell – 8221 Stoney Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3467 Open daily 11-5
Pilot Peak Winery – 12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley; 530 432-3321 Sat-Sun 12-5
Chateau Rodin – 4771 Green Hill Rd, Placerville; 530 622-6839 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment
Sierra Knolls – 19635 Kingswood Ct, Grass Valley; 530 268-9225 Sat-Sun 12-5
Chateau Routon – 2800 Omo Ranch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5818 Wed-Sun 11-4
Sierra Starr – 209 W. Main Street, Grass Valley; 530 477-8282 Open daily Noon-5pm (closed Tues.)
Chevalier Winery – 5720 French Creek Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-1676 Sat 12-5
Tasting Room – 2530 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 888 802-9321 Monday Holidays & Sat-Sun 12-5 Smith Vineyard – 13577 Dog Bar Rd, Grass Valley; 530 273-7032 Open by appointment only
Colibri Ridge – 6100 Gray Rock Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7255 Fri-Sun 11-5 Solune Winegrowers– 16303 Jewett Lane, Grass Valley; 530 271-0990 Sat-Sun 12-5
Crystal Basin Winery – 3550 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-1767 Open daily 11-5 Truckee River – 10061 South River St, Truckee; 530 587-4626 Open by appointment only
Coulson Winery – 3600 Carson Rd; Camino; 877 253-9672 Open daily 11-5 PLACER COUNTY
David Girard Vineyards – 741 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville; 530 295-1833 Open daily 11-5 Fawnridge– 5560 Fawnridge Rd, Auburn, 530 887-9522 Open by appointment only
dkcellars – 7380 Vineyard View Dr, Fair Play; 530 620-1132 Fri-Sun 11-5 Green Family – 3420 Pine Ridge Ln, Auburn; 530 888-8866 Open by appointment only
Fenton Herriott – 120 Jacquier Ct, Placerville; 530 642-2021 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Mt. Vernon – 10850 Mt. Vernon Rd, Auburn; 530 823-1111 Thu-Sun 11-5
Fitzpatrick Winery – 7740 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3248 Wed-Mon 11-5
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Fleur de Lys – 7696 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2246 Fri-Sun 11-5
Granite Springs Winery – 5050 Granite Springs Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-6395 Open daily 11-5 an email to info@winecountrythisweek.com

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