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32 ON THE COVER

JANUARY 22, 2010 – ISSUE 4 – VOLUME 29

Trinchero Napa Valley

ON THE COVER Trinchero Napa Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 WINE COUNTRY NEWS Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17 FYI: What’s Hot This Week by Jefffry Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

WINERY FEATURE

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Clos Du Val

SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-43 Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37 St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43

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David Galzignato, Charles Krug Winery

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SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-59 Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-59 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Glen Ellen Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

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LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-69 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Carmel Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70-82

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Wineology

INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER by Len Napolitano

What is organic wine?
Someone I know, who has not consumed red wine in years because it gave her headaches, has joyfully started drinking red wine once again. The cure, she said, was organic wine. But when she explained to me that the wine contained no sulfites, and, thus, was the reason for her pain-free sipping, I had to politely correct her just a little. Organic wines technically still contain some sulfites, however, at much lower levels than non-organic wines. In organic wine, there are no additional sulfites beyond what occurs naturally during normal fermentation of grapes. However, in the vast majority of wines, more sulfites are added because they are necessary to preserve the flavor and integrity of the wine throughout its shelf life. But there was still another correction that I had to make after I read the label of the bottle she was talking about. It turned out that the wine was not really 100% organic, but instead made from organically grown grapes. These are two very distinct categories. Organic wine certification requires years of compliance with certain standards in growing and making wine. Then an independent certifying organization audits and qualifies a vineyard and winery on its soil management, record keeping and other ecologically friendly practices that meet strict standards set by the US Department of Agriculture. For example, the producer must not use chemicals in the vineyard, such as herbicides, fungicides and pesticides and, most importantly, must not introduce additional sulfites into the winemaking process. Therefore, a wine label is permitted to state that the bottle contains organic wine if two conditions are met: the wine’s grapes were grown organically and the total amount of sulfites is below the government limit. On the other hand, if grapes were grown organically, but the level of combined sulfites, both naturally occurring and added, are higher than government limits, the label is only permitted to state that the wine was made from organically grown grapes, if the producer chooses to say so at all. (It is not a requirement to mention whether grapes were grown organically or not.) Wine made from organically grown grapes is not exactly the same as organic wine but it might be enough to make a difference to some people who have allergies. Unless a doctor is consulted, it is impossible to know the true reason for one wine being a “headache” wine and another being a “headache-free” wine. But trying organic wines, or at least wine made from organically grown grapes, can be a step toward minimizing, and maybe avoiding side effects that come from drinking wine. Just remember that the shelf life is limited with 100% organic wines, so it is not recommended that you buy these wines for longterm aging in your home wine cellar. Also bear in mind that a winery is free to practice organic farming methods without acquiring certification, or even mentioning it on the wine’s label. If you are in search of organic wine or wine made from organically grown grapes, feel free to investigate your favorite wine brands to see if any of their vineyards are farmed organically and what specific wines are made using those vineyards.

Len Napolitano lives in Sonoma County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators, Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com. Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of Wine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.

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

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NAPA VALLEY
ONGOING Joseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & Seminars An opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours 11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40 free for wine club members, RSVP 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com · Insignia Blending · Le Nez · Tasting Terroir · Wine Appreciation · Cool California (Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) · Barrel seminars (Napa Valley Cab) ONGOING Fumé Bistro & Bar Happy Hour Napa, Spirit & snack specials, wine & beer, 4-6pm 707-257-1999, www.fumebistro.com ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND Wine Component Tasting Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards St. Helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com EVERY 4TH WEEKEND Wine & Food Pairing Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. Helena 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train Napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • Jan 16: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre • Jan 30: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre • Jan 30: Moonlight Escape, Full Wolf Moon • Feb 6: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre • Feb 13: Valentines Day • Feb 14: Valentines Day ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • Jan 15: An Evening with Perla Batalla • Jan 16: Best of the San Francisco Comedy Competition • Jan 23: African Children’s Choir • Jan 29: A Night of Music for New Orleans • Jan 30: 130th Anniversary Celebration featuring Ruth Ann Swenson • Feb 6: Soul Street Dance, Breakin’ Backwards • Feb 13: The Bobby Hutcherson Quartet ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com • Jan 16: Blood Sweat & Tears • Jan 17: Goodnight Moon • Jan 21: Yesterday And Today - A Beatles Tribute • Feb 13: Napa Valley Youth Symphony Presents The Red Gala ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines Napa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com • Jan 14: Get to Know Chenin Blanc • Jan 15: Taste Wines from Argentina • Feb 5: Under Twelve Bucks a Bottle Tasting ONGOING di Rosa Preserve Art & Nature Napa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org • Through Jan 30: Altered States, The Collection in Context ONGOING Buon Amici Members & Guests Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena,10am-4:30pm 707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com • Members Only New Release Tastings • Barrel Tastings by appointment • Vertical Tastings by appointment • Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointment ONGOING Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting at Monticello Vineyards Napa, Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley $25 RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre St. Helena, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, $12.50 707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery For details, 888-RMONDAVI x2000, www.robertmondavi.com • The To Kalon Tour & Tasting • A Guided Tasting • Pleasure in the Glass • The Taste of Wine • The “Harvest of Joy”Tour & Lunch • Celebrating California Wine & Food • Artisan Cheese & Wine-A Perfect Match • The Essence Tour & Tasting ONGOING Ansel Adams – John Muir Trail Exhibit Mumm Winery, Rutherford, 10am-5pm daily 800-MUM-NAPA, www.mummnapa.com ONGOING Reserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling Vineyards Calistoga, 11am, Private tasting in the Reserve Room after the tour, $45 800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.com ONGOING VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour Bourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appointment, $15 mid-week special Mention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.com ONGOING Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines Rutherford, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com • Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm • Premier Tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm • Private Group Tasting, $20, by appt • Cellar Tour & Tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-F by appt • Vineyard View Tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-F by appt • Abacus Tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt • Wine Train, $180 ONGOING Tastings at the Popcorn Bar at Flora Springs Winery St. Helena,10am-5pm, 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com • It’s all About You Tasting, $15 • Everybody’s Talking Tasting, $25 ONGOING THURSDAY - SATURDAY Temptastings in the Temptation Cave at Flora Springs Winery St. Helena,11am & 2pm, $25, $15/member RSVP, 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com ONGOING Tastings at Silverado Vineyards Napa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com • Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, $75 • Library Tasting, $75 • Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$10, Premier/$20 • Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15 • Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting ONGOING Appellation Tastings at Elizabeth Spencer Rutherford, 10:45am & 4pm by appointment, $40 707-963-6067, www.elizabethspencerwines.com ONGOING Wine Tasting Experiences at Benessere Vineyards St. Helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt • Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10 • Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15 • Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15 • Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20 • Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15 ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery Napa , 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com • Individual Tastings, $12 • Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting • Food & Wine Pairing • Vineyard Tour • Blending Class • Wine Sensory Seminar ONGOING Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt) 800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.com ONGOING Wine Tasting Options Bell Wine Cellars, Yountville, 10:30am-4pm, 707-944-1673, www.bellwine.com • Current Release Tasting, $15 • Reserve Tasting with cheese pairing, $25 • Clonal Tasting with cheese pairing, $75 • Blending Seminar, $75, 4-10 people • Clone 6 Library Tasting, $250 • Sonnette Library Tasting, $75 • Large Group Tastings, $20, 11+ people • Grape to Glass Tour, $45, weekends, spring-fall ONGOING Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Rutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10 Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm 707-963-2784, www.grgich.com ONGOING Tastings & Tours at Artesa Winery Napa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com • Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40 • Daily Guided Tours • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winery Napa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com • Regular tasting, $10 • Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person ONGOING Educational Tours & Wine Tasting at Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com • Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50 • Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20 • Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP tours THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Bacchus That Rascal Clos Pegase, Calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “History of Wine“ 707-942-4981, www.clospegase.com LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH Winemaker Dinners at Fumé Bistro Napa, Local favorite wineries are spotlighted in a four-course dinner. $60 RSVP, 707-257-1999, www.fumebistro.com EVERY SATURDAY ZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminar Rutherford, Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar, 11am, $40 800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com EVERY SUNDAY Sensory Component Tasting at ZD Wines Rutherford, 11am by appointment only, $20, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY Wine & Artisanal Cheese Pairings at Havens Wine Cellars Napa, 10am-4:30pm, 707-261-2000, www.havenswine.com EVERY SATURDAY Chocolate & Red Wine Saturdays at Bennett Lane Winery Calistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684 ONGOING SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town Napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500 ONGOING Friday Night Winemaker Events Napa, 5-7pm, JV Wine & Spirits, $2, 707-253-2624, www.jvwine.com ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 25 Abstract Artists Exhibition Peju Winery, Rutherford, 10am-6pm, 800-446-7358, www.peju.com

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ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 3 Dinah Cross James’ Art Exhibit at Robert Mondavi Oakville, 10am-5pm, www.robertmondaviwinery.com, 707-968-2200 ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 13 Changing Earth: Photographer’s Call to Action Photo Exhibit Mumm Napa, Rutherford, 10am-5pm, www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-7700 JANUARY 16 Vintage Sports Boosters Annual Crab Feed Chardonnay Hall, Napa Expo, Napa, 6pm, $50, 707-255-5409 JANUARY 17-19 2nd Annual Truffle Camp La Toque, The Westin Verasa, Napa, $1800, www.latoque.com JANUARY 23 Boys & Girls Club Crab Feed Chardonnay Hall, Napa Expo, Napa, 6pm, $50, 707-255-8866x104 JANUARY 26 Wine Tasting Class at Beringer Vineyards with Ronn Wiegand, Master Sommeier St. Helena, exceptional Zinfandels from the 2007 Vintage. Register through Napa Valley College, 6:30-9pm, $70, 707-967-2901, www.beringer.com JANUARY 30 Annual Justin-Siena High School Crab Feed Justin-Siena High School, Napa, 6pm-12am, $55, 707-255-0950x606 JANUARY 30 Mustard Magic ~ The Grand Opening Event Napa Valley Mustard Festival, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone St. Helena, www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 JANUARY 30 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Release at ZD Wines Enjoy Cabernet & chocolate! Napa, 12-4pm, www.zdwines.com, 707-963-5188 FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 28 Visual Art Competition Exhibit & Sale Napa Valley Mustard Festival, St. Supéry Winery, Rutherford www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 FEBRUARY 6 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon Release Party Raymond Vineyard, St. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659 FEBRUARY 6 2007 Trilogy Release Party Flora Springs Winery, St. Helena, www.florasprings.com, 707-967-6723 FEBRUARY 6-7 Cabernet Release Weekend at Bennett Lane Winery Sneak preview of 2007 vintage of both Cabernets and access to an exclusive vertical tasting of vintages gone by. 10 to 5:30, Calistoga, 707-942-6684 FEBRUARY 6-7 A Weekend of Fine Art Napa Valley Mustard Festival, art galleries throughout Napa Valley www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 FEBRUARY 10 Wine Tasting Class at Beringer Vineyards with Ronn Wiegand, Master Sommelier St. Helena, Petite Sirah: The Transformation of California’s “Big Red” Register through Napa Valley College, 6:30-9pm, $70 707-967-2901, www.beringer.com FEBRUARY 13 Annual Love Fest Dinner in the Cask Room Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-2225 FEBRUARY 13 Top 100 Cabs of the Napa Valley Bayleaf Restaurant, Napa, 3-6pm, $95www.Top100Cabs.com FEBRUARY 13-14 Port, Chocolate & More at Beringer Vineyards St. Helena, 11am-4pm, $12, $7/members & guests www.beringer.com, 707-963-8989x2225

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SONOMA COUNTY
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Wine & Food Sampling at Hop Kiln Russian River Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine & sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm 707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.com ONGOING Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org • Jan 13: Anthony Bourdain • Jan 22: African Children’s Choir • Jan 23-25: Santa Rosa Symphony Set Four • Jan 26: The Moscow Circus • Jan 29: Gabriel Iglesias • Jan 29: Metta Quintet • Jan 30-31: American Philharmonic • Feb 2: A Year with Frog and Toad • Feb 7: Quarteto Vivace Brasil Santa Rosa Concert Association • Feb 8: In the Mood ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center Rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com • Jan 17: Film, Harvey • Jan 21-Feb 7: O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music • Jan 24: Film, The Philadelphia Story • Jan 31: Film, Bringing Up Baby • Feb 13: Craig Jessup sings Rodgers with Hart ONGOING Sonoma Film Institute Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, 707-664-2606, www.sonoma.edu/sfi ONGOING THURSDAYS Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba Sonoma, Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine tasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonoma ONGOING The Center for Performing Arts 707-664-2353, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park www.sonoma.eduperformingarts/perf/ ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com • Jan 15: Volker Strifer ONGOING Sunday Brunches by the Sea Timber Cove Inn, 10am-2pm, 800-987-8319, www.timbercoveinn.com ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. Complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.com ONGOING Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson Fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25 707-571-7500, www.kj.com ONGOING Winemaker Tasting at Wine Spectrum Santa Rosa, 6-8pm, $10, 707-525-8466, www.winespectrum.com ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour Healdsburg, 10:30am, $25, 800-447-3060, www.michelschlumberger.com ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola Geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20 707-431-4811, www.ryew.com ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines RSVP 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.com THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH Twilight Tours & Tapas Audellsa Estate Winery, Glen Ellen, $35, 5:30pm 707-933-8514, www.audellsa.com ONGOING WEEKENDS Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery Cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing 707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market Santa Rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 707-522-8629, 8:30am-noon EVERY FRIDAY MORNING Sonoma Valley Farmers’ Market Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS Hanna Winery Reserve Tasting Gallery Alexander Valley, Bismark Mountain wines paired with local artisanal cheese from The Cheese Shop, Healdsburg, $10pp, 707-431-4310, www.hannawinery.com EVERY FRIDAY Complimentary Wine Tasting at Flamingo Hotel Santa Rosa, in the Terrace Grille featuring Sonoma County wines, 5:30-7pm 707-545-8530, 800-848-8300, www.flamingoresort.com ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com • Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar, Eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 • Cinq Cépages Component Tasting, Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 • Private VIP Wine Tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour • Box Lunch Prgram with Tour ONGOING Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, Ten person minimum, Call for more information & reservations 888-675-WINE(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com • Winery Tour & Tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 • Vineyards Tour & Tasting, 1 hour, $20 • Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com ONGOING Tastings at the Vine & Barrel Petaluma, 3-5pm, 707-765-1112 www.vineandbarrel.com EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY The Art of Winemaking Workshop Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm 707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com ONGOING TUESDAYS Tuesdays in the Plaza Concerts & Farmers’ Market Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg, Market: 4-6:30pm 707-431-1956, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 50 Mile AV Vintner's Dining Glen Ellen, Barrel tasting & Old Vine Pinot Noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard. Foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, RSVP, 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.com ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 17 Field Days: Search for a Sustainable Feast by Jonah Raskin Photographs by Paige Green, Sonoma County Museum of Art, Santa Rosa 707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 24 Envisioning the World The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700 Sonoma County Museum of Art, Santa Rosa 707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 30 Adam Wolpert: Sonoma County Landscapes Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, 11am-5pm www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 31 Running the Gamut All Media Showcase Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg11am-5pm www.plazaartscenter.org, 707-431-1970 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 Tour & Taste at The Olive Press Sonoma, 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, 707-939-8900 www.olivepress.com, www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestival ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 Tasting Room Sampling at Viansa Winery Sonoma, 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, 800-995-4740 www.viansa.com, www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestival ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 Estate Olive Oil, Vinegar & Wine Tasting at BR Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival 707-938-4064x124, www.brcohn.com, www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestival ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 14 Life of Making Exhibition Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 707-939-7862, www.svma.org JANUARY 11 A Very Special Luncheon & Cooking Demo Junipero & Co., Sonoma, 12-2:30pm, 707-939-9065, $80/includes lunch & wine JANUARY 16 Wineland in Paradise: An Evening with Russian River Valley Wine Stars Russian River Valley Winegrowers, Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa An intimate evening of wine, food & camaraderie! 7-10pm, $150, $285/couple www.prwinery.com, www.rrvw.org, 707-521-2534 JANUARY 16-17 Winter Wineland Healdsburg, 11am-4pm, Wineries include Alderbrook, Armida, Christopher Creek, deLorimier, Dutcher Crossing, Ferrari-Carano, Fritz, Kendall-Jackson, Martin Ray, Matrix, Mazzocco Sonoma, Moshin, Murphy-Goode, Paradise Ridge, Rodney Strong, Sausal, Topel, Trentadue & Wilson, www.wineroad.com JANUARY 17-18 Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend – Pinot Blanc Release Chateau St. Jean Winery, Kenwood, 10am-5pm 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.com JANUARY 21-24 3rd Annual Sonoma Environmental Film Festival Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, Sonoma, 8am-5pm, 707-935-3456, www.seff.us JANUARY 22 A Festive Evening of Olive Oil Junipero & Co., Sonoma, 5-7pm, 707-939-9065 JANUARY 22 Dinner with the Winemaker Series featuring Rafanelli at the Bay View Restaurant Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, 800-541-7788, www.innatthetides.com JANUARY 22-23, 28-31, FEBRUARY 5-6, 12-14 2 By 5 by The Raven Players Raven Theater, Healdsburg, 707-433-6335, www.ravenplayers.org JANUARY 23 Winter Celebration Truffle Dinner Seghesio Winery, Healdsburg, 6:30-10:30pm 707-433-3579x109, www.seghesio.com JANUARY 23 Feast of the Olive Dinner at Ramekins Culinary School Sonoma, 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, $150 707-996-1090x108, www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestival

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JANUARY 23-24 Old Time Fiddle Festival at Citrus Fairgrounds Cloverdale, 707-894-4466, www.cloverdalehistoricalsociety.org FEBRUARY 6 Sonoma Valley High School Boosters Club Crab Feed at Cline Cellars Sonoma, $80, www.clinecellars.com FEBRUARY 6 Hike & Taste in the Vineyards at Kunde Family Estate Kenwood, 10am, $25, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501x334 FEBRUARY 6 Wine & Chocolate Fantasy at Rodney Strong Healdsburg, 707-431-1533, 1-4pm, $40, www.rodneystrong.com FEBRUARY 12 Valentine’s Day Club Dinner at Chateau St. Jean Member Exclusive, Kenwood, 6:30-10pm, $150 www.chateaustjean.com, RSVP, 707-833-4134x5258 FEBRUARY 12-14 Olive Festival Finale Weekend 9th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, Various events & locations in Sonoma Valley. www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestival FEBRUARY 12-14 Romantic Rendezvous Wine Country Weekend Vintners Inn & Ferrari-Carano, Healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700 FEBRUARY 13 Wine Club Valentine’s Dinner at Wilson Winery Healdsburg, 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.com FEBRUARY 13 Valentine’s Day Party – Love at First Sip Ledson Winery, Kenwood, Exclusively for Wine Club Members, 7-11pm $250/couple, www.ledsonwinery.com, RSVP, 707-537-3823 FEBRUARY 13-14 President’s Day Open House at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, 11am-5pm, 707-833-4134x5258 www.chateaustjean.com, 707-521-2534 ONGOING Skunk Train 866-457-5865, Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com JANUARY 15, 22, 29 Tuscan Village Music & Art Series Terrill Cellars, Lower Lake, 6-9pm, $5, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354 JANUARY 16 Annual Crab & Wine Gala Pacific Star Winery, Fort Bragg, 12-5pm, $70, $60/members, 707-962-9463 JANUARY 16 Anderson Valley Senior Center Crab Feed Apple Hall, Fairgrounds, Boonville, 5:30pm, $25, 707-895-3609 JANUARY 20 Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar with Chris Yeaton Little River Inn, 7:30pm, $15, 707-937-5942, woodsongconcert@aol.com JANUARY 22-31 2010 Mendocino Crab & Wine Days A huge array of events throughout Mendocino County Check website for all events, www.gomendo.com JANUARY 23 11th Annual Crab Cake Cook-Off & Wine Tasting Competition Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery, Boonville, 12-3pm, $75 www.zinawinery.com. RSVP, 707-961-3463

LAKE/MENDOCINO
EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Food & Wine Pairings McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.com

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JANUARY 24, 31 Crab & Wine Pairings at Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery Boonville, www.zinawinery.com, 707-961-3463 JANUARY 28 10th Annual Mermaid Ball The Ledford House Restaurant, Albion, $75, 6:30pm, 707-937-0282 JANUARY 30 Windows to the Universe at Taylor Observatory Kelseyville, 8-11pm, $3, www.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121 JANUARY 30 Middletown Rotary Club Crab Feast Middletown, $40, RSVP, 707-998-1564 FEBRUARY 4 Cooking for a Cause at Crushpad Winery San Francisco, 5:45-9pm, $95, www.crushpadwine.com, 888-907-2665

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael 415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us • Jan 16: The Best of Doo-Wop 2 • Jan 20: A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW • Jan 22: Jackie Payne – Steve Edmonson Band • Jan 22: The Peking Acrobats • Jan 23: Bay Are Environmental Fair • Jan 24: RoCo Dance On Stage • Jan 29-31: Gem Faire • Jan 29: Spirit of Uganda • Jan 31-Feb 2: Marin Symphony, The Bridge Between Here & Beyond • Feb 6: TAO, The Martial Art of Drumming • Feb 8, 11: Marin Speaker Series, Paul Krugman

BERINGER VINEYARDS
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CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS
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CHATEAU ST. JEAN
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FEBRUARY 6 Crab Boil at Moore Family Winery Kelseyville, 5-10pm, $65, www.moorefamilywinery.com, 707-738-0507 FEBRUARY 12 Venetian Carnival Masquerade Party at Rosa D‘Oro Kelseyville, 6-9pm, $5, www.rosadeorowine.com, 707-279-0483 FEBRUARY 13 Valentine’s Day Barrel Tasting & Food & Wine Pairings McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 10am-5pm www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986 FEBRUARY 13 4th Annual Wine & Chocolate Live music, olive oil tasting & more! Mt. Konocti Growers, Lakeport 12-4pm, $35/adv, $40, 888-775-8336, 707-262-1611

SAN MATEO COUNTY
ONGOING WEEKENDS Vintner Series at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, 650-712-7000, www.ritzcarlton/hmb • Jan: Stage Left Cellars • Feb: Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel and Dolce Wineries • Mar: St. Francis Winery & Vineyards JANUARY 15-17 Fire & Wine Experience The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, dinners, classes & workshops & more with Santa Cruz Mountains wineries. www.ritzcarlton.com, 650-712-7040

GOLDEN HAVEN
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HAGAFEN CELLARS
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JESSUP CELLARS
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BAY AREA
SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 18 Holiday Ice Rink Union Square, San Francisco, 415-781-2688, www.unionsquareicerink.com ONGOING The Walt Disney Family Museum The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, 415-345-6816, www.waltdisney.org • Ongoing through Jan 30: Film, 20,0000 Leagues Under the Sea • Jan 23: Lecture, Under the Sea: Discussion with Renowned Ocean Engineer Graham Hawkes • Jan 29-30: Look Closer, The Underwater Camera and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea • Feb 1-27: Film, Lady and the Tramp • Feb 6: Lecture, Innovations: Audio Animatronics, Will the Real Mr. Lincoln Please Stand Up! • Feb 13: Disney Discoveries, Valentines Pop-Up Card • Feb 14: Reel Delicious, Food & Wine in Film JANUARY 15 Anniversary of the Sea Lions Arrival Pier 39, San Francisco, 12-4pm, www.pier39.com, 415-705-5500 JANUARY 19 Champagne Henriot Dinner with Tanya Pringsheim Campton Place, San Francisco, 7pm, $195 415-955-5574, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.com JANUARY 23 Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium San Francisco, $50, 7-10pm, www.exploratorium.edu, 415-561-0360 JANUARY 23-24 New Pickle Circus Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, , $22, $16/kids www.jccsf.org/arts, 415-292-1233 JANUARY 28-30 19th Annual Zinfandel Festival: Zin in Paradise Various events in San Francisco, www.zinfandel.org • Jan 28: Good Eats & Zinfandel Pairing, Herbst Pavilion Fort Mason Center, 6-9pm • Jan 29: Flights! A Showcase of Zinfandels, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, Peacock Court, 10:30am-1pm • Jan 29: Evening with the Winemakers, Benefit Live Auction & Dinner Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, 5pm • Jan 30: 19th Annual Grand Zinfandel Tasting, Herbst & Festival Pavilions Fort Mason Center, 2-5pm

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
ONGOING Concerts at Montalvo Arts Center Saratoga, 408-961-5858, www.montalvoarts.org ONGOING THORUGH JANUARY 18 Downtown on Ice Circle of Palms, San Jose, $15, $13/kids, 408-279-1775, www.sjdowntown.com

KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY
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LOUIS M. MARTINI
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 19 Walnut Creek on Ice Civic Park, Walnut Creek, 925-935-7669, www.iceskatewalnutcreek.com

MARTIN RAY WINERY
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LIVERMORE
ONGOING Bankhead Theatre Livermore Valley performing Arts Center, Livermore 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org • Jan 14: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • Jan 16: The Laurel Ensemble • Jan 22-24, 29-31: Cinderella • Jan 28: Alex Filippenko ONGOING Wine Cave Tasting Experience Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20, $15/wine club members RSVP, 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com/caves ONGOING Thursday Nights at the Table Three-course family dining, $29, $39/includes wine, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 7pm, RSVP www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2444 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 Porcelain by Eugenia Zobel Exhibit on display, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, www.WenteVineyards.com JANUARY 23-24 18th Annual Soup & Wine Weekend at Fenestra Livermore, 12-5pm, $10, www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246 FEBRUARY 6 Wine Release Party at Mitchell Katz Winery Pleasanton, 12-5pm, $20, www.mitchellkatzinery.com, 925-931-0744 FEBRUARY 13-15 27th Annual Barrel Tasting at Fenestra Winery Livermore, 12-5pm, $5, www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246

MURPHY-GOODE WINERY
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OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER
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PINK MANSION
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SONOMA WINE HARDWARE
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STAGECOACH EXPRESS
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SUMMERS WINES
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TRENTADUE WINERY WILLIAM HILL
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NORTH CENTRAL COAST
ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel Carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com • Jan 23: Menahem Pressler & American String Quartet • Jan 24-25: Monterey Symphony Concert Three • Jan 31: Spirit of Uganda • Feb 6: Dave Mason • Feb 14: Gustavo Romero ONGOING Live Music at KRML Radio The Eastwood Building, Carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.com ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row in Monterey Family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts, 4-8pm, 831-649-6690 ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Monterey Museum of Art Monterey, Evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477 EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH Open for Tasting Martin Ranch Winery, Gilroy, 11am-4pm, $10/refundable w/purchase free/club members, 408-842-9197, www.martinranchwinery.com EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines Cepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm 831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com ONGOING TUESDAY - SATURDAY Oya Salon and Ventana Vineyards Wine and Cheese Event Monterey, 2pm on. Oya patrons can sample Ventana Vineyards award winning wines personally selected by Ventana Vineyards Manager Barbara Pluth. Wines change monthly. 831-372-7415x213, Ventana 831-656-0570 WEEKENDS THROUGH MARCH 28 Rain Forest Weekends Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton, 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com JANUARY 14-20 Monterey SwingFest Hyatt Regency, Monterey, 805-937-1574, www.centralcoastswingdance.com JANUARY 15 - FEBRUARY 14 West Side Story Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100 JANUARY 16 Barrel Tasting & Futures Open House Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley, 11am-4pm, $10 www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600 JANUARY 16 Santa Cruz Mountains Winter Passport Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, Visit participating Santa Cruz Mountains wineries, 11am-5pm, $40, 831-685-8463, www.scmwa.com JANUARY 17 Santa Cruz Mountains Wine & Crab Taste-Off Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, Ma Maison, Aptos; Sanderlings at the Seascape Beach Resort, Aptos; Michael’s on Main, Soquel; Café Cruz, Soquel, 2-5pm, $49/two restaurants, 831-685-8463, www.scmwa.com JANUARY 17 Fort Ord Foray 10K & 5K Run/Walk Fort Ord, Seaside, 831-809-7659 JANUARY 23 Monterey Symphony Sherwood Hall, Salinas, 831-646-8511, www.montereysymphony.org JANUARY 23-24 Monterey Indian Arts Market Monterey County Fairgrounds, 619-670-4803, www.indianartsmarkets.com JANUARY 23-30 Valley of the World Wine & Food Festival Various locations in Salinas, 831-775-4728, www.wineandfoodfestival.org JANUARY 31 Wine’d Down Sunday Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge, Cannery Row, Monterey, 3-6pm www.scheidvineyards.com, 831-455-9990 FRIDAYS FEBRUARY 5-26 Jazz in the Cellars Bargetto Winery, Soquel, www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11 FEBRUARY 8-14 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Pebble Beach, www.pebblebeach.com FEBRUARY 13 Valentine’s Passport River Road Wine Trail Visit 12 wineries along the trail! 11am-4pm, $20, www.riverroadwinetrail.com FEBRUARY 13 Valentine Wine Festival starring The Groove Kings Kirigin Cellars, Gilroy, 1-5pm, www.kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827

CALAVERAS COUNTY
JANUARY 16 Cooperopolis’ 24th Annual First Tasting of the Year The Historic Armory, Copperopolis, 6:30pm, $15/incl glass, 209-785-1849 JANUARY 23 Rod Harris Big Band Dance at Ironstone Vineyards Murphys, 6:30pm, $35, www.ironstonevineyards.com, 209-728-1251 JANUARY 23 Wine & Cooking Class: Homemade Sausage Tanner Vineyards, Murphys, 4:30-7:30pm, 209-728-8229 FEBRUARY 6 Between the Sheets Poetry Workshops Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, www.ironstonevineyards.com, 209-728-1251 FEBRUARY 13 Valentine Dinner & Dance at Ironstone Vineyards Murphys, 7pm, $65, www.ironstonevineyards.com, RSVP, 209-728-1251x11 FEBRUARY 13-14 President’s Weekend Celebration at Chatom Vineyards Douglas Flat, 11am-5pm, www.chatomvineyards.com, 209-736-6500 FEBRUARY 13-14 President’s Wine Weekend Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, visit participating wineries 11am-5pm, www.calaveraswines.org

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
ONGOING Sierra Railroad Oakdale, 209-848-2100, www.sierrarailroad.com • Jan 23: Sunset Dinner • Feb 12: Murder Mystery Dinner • Feb 13: Valentine’s Brunch & Dinner

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com • Jan 16: Dinner • Jan 30: Murder Mystery • Feb 13: Valentine’s Dinner ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.C. Davis, 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org • Jan 16-17: Albers Trio • Jan 21-22, 24: Spirit of Uganda • Jan 22-23: Violin Festival • Jan 24: Empyrean Ensemble, Music for Viola, Flute & Percussio • Jan 25: The Man Who Knew Too Much • Jan 26: Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company • Jan 27-30: Miguel Zenón Septet • Jan 30: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, 25th Anniversary Tour Come Ye Upside Down • Jan 31: Alexander String Quartet JANUARY 27-31 Third Eye Theatre Festival at Wyatt Pavilion Theatre UC Davis, Davis, 530-754-2787, www.theartdance.ucdavis.edu

SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS
ONGOING 25th Annual Chefs’ Holidays The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Valley, 801-559-4949, www.YosemitePark.com • Jan 17-20: Aureole, New York, NY; Zare at Flytrap, San Francisco; Vie, Western Springs, IL • Jan 20-21: PUBLIC, New York, NY; Incanto & Boccalone, San Francisco; Vie, Western Springs, IL • Jan 24-27: Lucques, Los Angeles; Zazu & Bovolo, Sonoma County; Rialto, Boston, MA • Jan 27-28: Bravo TV’s Top Chef Competitors, Ryan Scott 2 Go, San Francisco; Culinariane, Montclair, NJ; Alchemy Caterers, Wheaton, MD • Jan 31 – Feb 2: La Toque, Napa Valley; Midi, San Francisco; Coco500, San Francisco • Feb 3-4: La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club; Flea Street Café, Menlo Park; Greens, San Francisco JANUARY 15-17 Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival Downtown, Nevada City, 530-265-5961, www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org JANUARY 24 Gold Discovery Day Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Coloma, 10am-4pm 530-295-2162, www.marshallgold.org

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
ONG0ING Hutchins Street Square 209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com • Feb 9: In the Mood • Feb 14: Ol’Blue Eyes is Back: A Romantic & Swingin’Tribute to Frank Sinatra • Feb 15: Daniel Rodriguez FEBRUARY 13-14 13th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend Visit participating Lodi area wineries! 11am-4pm, $35/adv, $45 www.lodiwineandchocolate.com

EL DORADO COUNTY
ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Private Tastings with the Winemaker Winery By the Creek, Fair Play, Taste with Charles B. Mitchell or a staff wine educator! 11am-5pm, by appointment, $25, $20/members 530-620-2402, www.winerybythecreek.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Jam Sessions Every Sunday Afternoon Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com JANUARY 23 Wells on Wine – WOW! Wine Classes: Wine 101 & Intro to the Rhone David Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 10am or 1pm www.davidgirardvineyards.com, RSVP, 530-295-1833 JANUARY 30-31 Bring Out the Barrel El Dorado Winery Association, Visit participating wineries! www.eldoradowines.org FEBRUARY 13 Sweets for Your Sweetie at Boeger Winery Placerville, 11am-4pm, www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634x18

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ZAP Festival Celebrates Zin in Paradise
2010 Zin in Paradise Features Celebrity Chef Beverly Gannon
The 19th Annual Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Festival takes place January 28-30, 2010, in San Francisco. The Festival will “headline” Chef Beverly Gannon, one of the founders of “HAWAI`I regional cuisine.” Chef Gannon is the proprietor of Maui’s world famous Hali`imaile General Store and possibly the most well-known chef in Hawaii. She will develop the “HAWAI`I regional cuisine” menu for Dinner With The Winemakers as well as prepare a signature Hawaiian dish for Good Eats & Zinfandel Pairing; she will also be visible throughout the three days of the Festival and her new cookbook, Home Style Meals at The Hali`imaile General Store, will be for sale. To order tickets by phone, call (530) 274-4900; tickets can be purchased online at www.zinfandel.org. The ZAP Festival will include more than 200 Zinfandel-specialist wineries from all across California pouring their barrel samples and new releases for over 10,000 enthusiasts during three days at four separate events. There will be silent auctions during three events – Good Eats & Zinfandel Pairing, The Grand Zinfandel Tasting, and Evening with the Winemakers; proceeds support ZAP’s Heritage Vineyard projects. Good Eats & Zinfandel Pairing takes place on January 28, 6 to 9 p.m. at Fort Mason Center (Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco 94123). Approximately 50 restaurants will pair with wineries. Tickets for non-ZAP members are $125, ZAP members are $95. Visit www.zinfandel.org/default.asp?n1=14&n2=472&member= for a list of the participants. Some tickets may be available at the door, but it is recommended to buy tickets in advance. Some of the Good Eats participants are Acorn Winery/Alegria Vineyards with Zin Restaurant & Bar; Alderbrook Winery; Artezin Wines with Knickerbockers’ Catering; B.R. Cohn Winery with Preferred Sonoma Caterers; Barefoot Cellars with Sonoma Cake Creations; Barefoot Cellars 2; Barnard Griffin Winery; Blaauwklippen Vineyards with Radio Africa Kitchen; D-Cubed Cellars; Deep Purple Winery; Dogwood Cellars; Dry Creek Vineyard with The Peasant & The Pear; Edmeades Winery; Four Vines Winery; Gnarly Head Cellars; Grgich Hills Estate; Guglielmo Winery; Hartford Family Winery; J. Rickards Winery & Vineyards; John Tyler; Klinker Brick Winery; Marr Cellars; Mounts Family Winery; Outpost Estate Wines with Mustard’s Grill; MurphyGoode; Peachy Canyon Winery with Hali`imaile General Store; Peirano Estate Vineyards; R& B Cellars; Rancho Zabaco Winery; Ravenswood; Ridge Vineyards with Lark Creek Steak; Rockwall Wine Company with Angela’s Bistro; Rosenblum Cellars with Miss Pearl’s Jam House; Saddleback Cellars; Sausal Winery with EOS Restaurant & Wine Bar; Scott Harvey Wines; Sextant Wines; St. Amant Winey with A Chef For You; St. Francis Winery & Vineyard; Terra d’Oro-Trinchero Family Estates with Taste; Three Wine Company with Hali`imaile General Store; Tin Barn Vineyards; Van Ruiten Family Winery and Z-52. Flights: A Showcase of Zinfandels, a seated tasting with in-depth seminars focusing on limitedproduction Zinfandels, takes place on January 29 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at The InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel’s Peacock Court [1 Nob Hill, San Francisco, 94108, (415) 291-9020]. Topics will include the role of blending and regional variation in the world of Zinfandel. Tickets for non-ZAP members are $80; for ZAP members, $65. Tickets are available only in advance and not at the door. Evening With The Winemakers: A Benefit Live Auction & Dinner, takes place on January 29 beginning with a receptiontasting at 5 p.m., at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco [1 Nob Hill, San Francisco, (415) 291-9020]. Tickets are $260 for non-members and $210 for ZAP members, available only in advance and not at the door. Participating wineries are Alderbrook Winery, Artezin Wines, Cakebread Cellars, Charter Oak Winery, D-Cubed Cellars, Dogwood Cellars, Edmeades Winery, Four Vines Winery, JR Wines, Mazzocco Winery, Peachy Canyon Winery, Ravenswood, Ridge Vineyards, Robert Biale Vineyards, Rosenblum Cellars, Saddleback Cellars, St. Francis Winery, Starry Night Winery, Terra d’Oro-Trinchero Family Estates and Three Wine Company. Continuing updates are at ww.zinfandel.org/default.asp?n1=14&n2=473&member=. The reception will include the opportunity to taste, for the first time, the 2008 Heritage Vineyard Zinfandel (made from ZAP’s experimental vineyard by Tom Mackey of St. Francis Vineyards & Winery). Guests will then enjoy a feast prepared by ZAP’s celebrity chef, Beverly Gannon; guests are seated with a winemaker host at their table. Proceeds from the silent and live auctions benefit ZAP’s Heritage Projects, preserving the historical and viticultural significance of America’s heritage wine. The 19th Annual Grand Zinfandel Tasting takes place on January 30 from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Festival and Herbst Pavilions at Fort Mason [Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco]. Tickets for nonZAP members are $59; for ZAP members, $49. Over 200 wineries are expected to pour their wines; a list of participating wineries is at www.zinfandel.org/default.asp?n1=14&n2=474&member=. There will be a silent auction based at the Festival Pavilion from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., benefiting ZAP’s Heritage Projects. Participating wineries listed at www.zinfandel.org/default.asp?n1=14&n2=474&member=. “The world of Zinfandel is full of surprises and out-of-the-box thinking,” says Rebecca Robinson, ZAP’s Executive Director. “Since Zinfandel lovers are always looking for new adventures, we anticipate that Chef Gannon’s headlining the Festival will energize wineries and attendees alike,” Ms. Robinson adds. More about Ms. Gannon: bevgannonrestaurants.com. 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CLOS DU VAL
Decades-Plus of Quality
by Richard Paul Hinkle
The wines, of course, are what it’s all about, and the wines of Clos Du Val have been turning heads (well, noses mostly) since founding winemaker Bernard Portet made the winery’s first excellent Cabernet Sauvignon in the difficult, rain-sodden vintage of 1972. John Clews has ably stepped into Bernard’s big French shoes, and continues to maintain a high and attention-demanding standard. “One of the things you have to remember about wine,” says Clews, “is that it has been with us since the beginning of civilization. It connects us to the earth and enhances our appreciation of life. Food tastes better, challenges seem less daunting, friends and family are brought closer together by wine.” Clews, oddly enough, started his career as an accountant in London. But the native of Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe], had a passion for wine. So he trundled off to the University of Cape Town [Republic of South Africa, where fine wines are produced] to study viticulture and winemaking. Later, he earned his Master’s from UC Davis, where he won the prestigious M. A. Amerine Research Scholarship from the Wine Spectator. After stints with Jed Steele (Lake County), Newton (Napa) and Preston (Sonoma), he came to Clos Du Val in April of 1999. He is now responsible for managing both vineyard and winemaking at the Clos. Like any good winemaker, Clews bubbles with excitement about improvements recently made in the winery that enhance his ability to take quality grapes and produce still better wines. “We installed new custom equipment to receive our grapes this year, the first major improvement to the crush pad since the founding of the winery, and that will result in a significant leap in quality. I get a thrill every time I watch the MOG [material other than grapes] removed by the grape sorters with the utmost efficiency. When that stuff – leaves, twigs and such – goes over to the compost heap, what goes into the crusher, and then into the fermenters, is just grapes. Really good grapes. Makes better wines, don’t you know.” He points to the famed Clos Du Val label, graced as it is by the Three Graces. “The Three Graces,” he says, “are called Splendor, Mirth and Good Cheer. Legend has it that these daughters of Zeus were muses and toast makers to the gods, responsible for making sure the party kept on rolling on Mt. Olympus. In the spirit of these light-hearted ladies I hope that our customers’ holidays – past, present and future – are filled with joy and splendor, new opportunities and successes, and that our wines continue to give you pleasure now and for the years to come.” An easy call, given the examples below. Chardonnay 2007 Carneros ($24): You get the full creaminess up front, with plenty of peach and dried pineapple fruit; the acidity is what makes it all work, a direct benefit of the fruit having been grown in the cool Carneros region. Eggplant Parmesan. Pinot Noir 2006 Carneros ($30): Pinot Noir is, first and foremost, all about texture. When you get those juicy, sulky, silken expressions of black cherry and sweet mushrooms you get goosebumps all over. There’s a nice touch of clove spiciness that reins all that fruit in just enough to make you think of prime rib and horseradish. Merlot 2006 Napa Valley ($26): Cranberry and black currant, with hints of tobacco, all of which give this wine a solid, earthy nature and show off what this grape once was and can now be again. Merlot never had to be the Cabernet Sauvignon wannabe

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that all too many winemakers tried to make it for way too many years. Salisbury steak. Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Napa Valley ($35): Black currant, cassis and red cherry fruit that spreads out on the palate with a juicy, come-hither allure. I love steak tartar; steak tartar would love this wine. Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Napa Valley, Stags Leap District ($75): This is Clos Du Val’s flagship wine, showing off the district just north of Napa City in all its contradiction. One wag once made reference to the classic description of Charles V as the character of Stags Leap Cabernets: The iron hand in a velvet glove. Because these Cabernets do show off more than a bit of power, but in a very subtle, even elegant manner. You see it here in the black pepper, the blackberry, the green olive, yet with a succulent, fleshy, stylish texture. It’s all there. Save it for the filet mignon. “You’re right, those velvety-smooth tannins really illustrate the Stags Leap terroir,” says Clews. “The long, lingering finish, I think, shows the winery’s style. This will be good for 20 or 30 years.” Clos Du Val is located at 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa. That’s about five miles north of the city of Napa. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 1-800-993-9463 or visit the website at www.closduval.com. [Mr. Hinkle’s newest book, The Architecture of Wine: Clos Pegase Winery, is out now. His work can be viewed at www.RichardPaulHinkle.com. Hinkle was a co-founder of the Wine Spectator, back in 1976.]

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Seventeenth Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival –
Celebrate Napa Valley’s unique agricultural and cultural bounty during the 17th annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival, bursting in bloom this month. The Festival’s line up of stellar events, January 30 through March 27, takes place when wild mustard carpets vineyards with gold, celebrating Napa Valley’s agricultural and cultural bounty. The Festival offers visitors from far and wide immersion in the legendary wine region’s good life. Vineyards vibrant with wild mustard provide a breathtaking backdrop and share centerstage with mustard the condiment during the two-month marathon of food, wine and art events. An impressive collection – the who’s who of Napa Valley restaurants, caterers and wineries; mustard and gourmet companies from around the world; regional artists and national sponsors – present their finest throughout The Season of Events. Meet Napa Valley Mustard Festival Host Chef Anne Gingrass, Executive Chef, Brix; Host Winemaker Julianne Laks of Cakebread Cellars and Host Artist Thomas Monaghan at the events. The Grand Dinner on Friday, February 19 at Brix is limited to 100 and provides an excellent opportunity to mingle with Napa Valley Mustard Festival Hosts, as well as notable guest chefs and winemakers. Plan to extend your stay when you attend events or simply take a mid-week respite to enjoy special mid-week Mustard Season offers. Visit mustardfestival.org to view restaurant, hotel, winery and retail offers and packages. The mid-week promotion is sponsored by The County of Napa. exhibits and receptions on February 6 and 7 during A Weekend of Fine Art. Don’t miss Reverie by Thomas Monaghan at HALL Wines in St. Helena. There is no admission charge to these open house events.

THE GRAND DINNER ~ THE GOURMET DINING EXTRAVAGANZA
Indulge in Napa Valley’s most extravagant dining experience of the year at Brix in Yountville on Friday, February 19 at 6 pm. Anne Gingrass, Executive Chef Brix, Napa Valley Mustard Festival Host Chef, and Julianne Laks, Winemaker Cakebread Cellars, Host Winemaker, will head The Dinner’s stellar lineup of chefs and winemakers. Each chef will combine his or her course with a wine presented by the winemaker or a winery principle. Their practiced palettes will insure a perfect marriage of tastes. Ken Frank, La Toque, Host Chef 2009, will be among the guest chefs to join Chef Gingrass and Winemaker Laks to produce the evening’s magnificent mustard influenced menu. The event will include a silent auction of exceptional wines and experiences. Seating is limited to 100 at $225 per person.

THE AWARDS ~ A SPICY SOIRÉE!
Don jewels and black tie for a glitzy evening of food, wine, music and dancing at The Awards ~ A Spicy Soirée! on Friday, March 12, 7 p.m., at the beautiful Black Stallion Winery on Silverado Trail in Napa. As you taste your way through the most creative mustard recipes of the year, while sipping Napa Valley’s finest vintages, the critic’s choice recipe judging, headed by Gene Burns of KGO Newstalk AM810, will take place behind closed doors. You’ll then have the chance to compare your taste buds with those of the professionals as you cast your ballot for People‘s Choice Chef of the Year. Raise your glass to World Champion Mustard Makers who’ve come to Napa Valley from around the world to walk the red carpet and receive their Napa Valley Mustard Festival World-Wide Mustard Competition Awards. Tickets are $100 in advance; $150 at the door.

MUSTARD MAGIC ~ THE GRAND OPENING EVENT
Mustard Magic, the opulent grand opening event, will launch the season on Saturday, January 30, 7 p.m. at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena. The historic three-story stone building sets the stage for dramatic tableaux vivants. Reverie and paintings by European masters will come to life. Entertainment at its finest will complement the living art. As you stroll through art-filled, candlelit spaces tantalizing tastes of food and wine will entice you at every turn. Take a turn on the dance floor in the Barrel Room where the Visual Art Competition Exhibit and Silent Auction is surrounded by chefs and winemakers. Visit the Teaching Kitchen on the third floor for a gourmet buffet and raise your paddle high at the live auction to win food and wine experiences you could not otherwise buy. Luxurious trips, art, wine and more will also go to the highest bidders. Tickets are $125 in advance through January 15; $150 in advance through January 29; $175 at the door. Tickets may be purchased on line at mustardfestival.org, by calling (707) 938-1133, or at local ticket outlets: Antique Fair in Yountville, Art on Main in St. Helena, and Embassy Suites in Napa.

NAPA RIVERWALK MARKETPLACE ~ THE SIGNATURE EVENT
Celebrate the mustard season and taste mustards from around the world at Napa Riverwalk Marketplace – The Signature Event – on Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Napa at Riverfront, Historic Napa Mill, Veteran’s Memorial Park and other downtown Napa locations. Highlights of this rain or shine food, wine and arts festival include: celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, live remote broadcasts of KGOAM810’s Dining Around with Gene Burns and Martha Stewart Living radio shows, and the ever popular Sunset Magazine pavilion. Artful activities include fine arts and crafts presented by juried artists and artisans, and live performances of jazz, world and classical music. Adult admission to The Marketplace at $35 in advance, $40 at the door, includes eight food and five wine tasting tickets (value $1 each), plus a wine glass. Student admission, ages 13 to 20, at $10 includes five food-tasting tickets. Admission for children ages six to 12 is $5. Children under the age of six are admitted for free. Visit participating Raley’s, Nob Hill Foods and Bel Aire Markets to purchase adult tickets in advance, which include a voucher for five additional tasting tickets.

MUSTARD MAGIC ART AUCTION AND A WEEKEND OF FINE ART
Add to your art collection at the Mustard Magic Visual Art Competition and Silent Auction in the Barrel Room at the Culinary Institute of America on January 30; then meet the artists at a reception at St. Supéry Winery on Saturday evening, February 6 during A Weekend of Fine Art. The exhibit will be displayed and offered at retail through March 30. Galleries throughout Napa Valley will feature special

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– A Sensational Season of Food Wine and Art Events
Purchase a weekend package in advance at mustardfestival.org, which includes both The Awards and The Marketplace at $125 per person.

COMPETITIONS
Napa Valley Mustard Festival activities include Fine Art and Photography Competitions, The world-wide Mustard Competition, overseen by Barry and Patti Levenson of the Mustard Museum in Madison, Wisconsin and a Napa Valley Chef’s Mustard Recipe Competition. For information and guidelines, visit mustardfestival.org.

THE PHOTO FINISH – THE GRAND FINALE EVENT
View the season’s beauty captured by photographers from far and wide at The Photo Finish, the inevitably “sold out” and wildly exuberant Napa Valley Mustard Festival Grand Finale Event, at Rubicon Estate in Rutherford on Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Taste a heady array of Napa Valley wines along with sweets and savories, view the Napa Valley Mustard Festival Photography Contest Exhibit of photographs, available for purchase, and revel in the party until the last dance. Relevé Unlimited, a new Napa Valley Mustard Festival sponsor, will join Rubicon Estate to sponsor the photography contest and exhibit. Tickets to the event are $95 in advance; $125 at the door.

ARTWORK – THE ORIGINAL AND COLLECTOR’S POSTERS
Silent bidding has already began on Reverie, Thomas Monaghan’s bucolic 48" by 60" oil painting inspired by Napa’s Carneros appellation. The painting is destined to go to the highest bidder at The Photo Finish, The Season’s Grand Finale Event, at Rubicon Estate, on Saturday, March 27. Those who cannot visit Napa Valley but would like to place a bid on the painting may call Pat Summers of Summers-McCann Pubic Relations, Napa Valley Mustard Festival Producer, at (707) 9381133 ext 106. Posters are offered at $30 or $40 signed by the artist. Order at mustardfestival.org or call (707) 938-1133.

BENEFACTOR’S PACKAGE
Treat yourself to a Benefactor’s Package and take advantage of the full spectrum of Napa Valley Mustard Festival events. Offered at $500 per person, the package includes one ticket to each of the following events: Mustard Magic, The Grand Dinner, The Awards, The Marketplace and The Photo Finish – plus a 2010 Napa Valley Mustard Festival poster signed by Thomas Monaghan. Tickets are transferable and may be given as gifts.

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS
The Napa Valley Mustard Festival is a non-profit community service organization. For information, call (707) 938-1133. For tickets and information, visit the website at mustardfestival.org.

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Venture Off the Beaten Path to Bennett Lane Winery’s Fun-Filled Tasting Room with Award-Winning Cabernets
Cabernet Lovers will race to Bennett Lane for a Sneak Peek of the 2007 Vintage – February 6th and 7th
The first weekend in February is all about Cabernet in the valley as wineries up and down Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail release their luscious Napa Cabernets. One of our favorite stops every year is Bennett Lane Winery in Calistoga, known for its succulent Cabernets, their signature “feasting wine,” Maximus, and for a ton of FUN. Founded by Randy and Lisa Lynch in 2003, Bennett Lane’s off-thebeaten track location and friendly tasting room offers visitors to Napa a “secret gem” and a great way to learn about – and try – some of Napa’s best wines in a more intimate setting. On February 6th and 7th, the Bennett Lane’s 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($55) and 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($95) will be released and poured for visitors at the tasting room – a special opportunity to get a sneak peek and taste the wines before they are released to the public later this year. $10 buys guests tastes of four of Bennett Lane’s wines, the Cabernet, Reserve Chardonnay, Maximus and White Maximus. We encourage you to put Bennett Lane on your short-list of must-visit tasting rooms as the production is small and the Cabernets sell out quickly. Bennett Lane’s Cabs have continuously garnered critical acclaim. Just last year, the 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and the Napa Valley Syrah were awarded 92 points by the Wine Spectator. Our Cabernet recently received a top score of 94 by wine critic Robert Whitley, adding “The Bennett Lane Cabs have always impressed…” Additionally, Bennett Lane’s Maximus is widely recognized as one of Napa Valley’s top value Cabernet blends. Year after year the popular blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah has received 90 points or above from the critics. The “red feasting wine,” as Maximus is affectionately

referred to on the label, demonstrates owners Randy and Lisa Lynch’s commitment to making wine an integral part of entertaining with family and friends. Bennett Lane’s wines are crafted to be approachable, yet complex – or what Owner Randy Lynch calls “the best of both worlds, meaning you can drink them today, but they are structured enough to cellar for several years. My goal is for us to make consistent wines – both in

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quality and taste – from year to year, so that consumers can trust Bennett Lane wines,” he says. A 20-year wine industry veteran and the former Vice President and Director of Winemaking for Sterling Vineyards, Consulting Winemaker Rob Hunter works closely with Bennett Lane’s Vineyard Manager, Doug Wight, both of whom many consider to be among the best in the business. Visiting Bennett Lane affords tasters another rarity with a small winery – a likely run-in (and perhaps a last minute barrel tasting if you’re lucky!) with owner Randy Lynch. Bennett Lane is also one of the few Napa wineries to offer a picnic area for winery visitors, with panoramic views overlooking Mount St. Helena and the Palisades. Bennett Lane Winery is located in an understated Mediterraneanstyle building at the secluded and beautiful northern end of the Napa Valley, and is considered well worth the drive. Located at 3340 Highway 128, approximately two miles north of Calistoga, Bennett Lane Winery’s tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about Bennett Lane Winery, go to the website at www.bennettlane.com or call (707) 942-6684, or toll free at 1-877-MAX-NAPA.

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Hot Spot
There’s a new restaurant in town, a true hot spot that expands the definition of taste! El Coqui, Sonoma County’s only Puerto Rican restaurant, is the real deal. Playful like a tropical vacation and colorful like a Caribbean sunset, El Coqui enchants with its exotic foods and captivating atmosphere. Co-owners, Jacqueline Roman and Christina Jackson, have meticulously created a destination restaurant where guests can bask in the charms of El Coqui visual aesthetics while delighting in its exquisite cuisine. The decor and ambiance are a big part of the restaurant’s appeal, but the menu is laced with undeniable treasures that caters to all tastes and appetites. For locals, this fun-loving “cocina criolla” is the perfect place to gather with friends for appetizers and drinks. For wine country visitors, El Coqui offers a delicious alternative to the white tablecloth dining experience. The wine list is selective but well crafted representing a handful of cool local producers as well as a few choice varietals from Spain and Argentina. Defining style rather than following it, El Coqui is the ideal mix of trendy atmosphere, hip crowds and mouthwatering Latin American cuisine. El Coqui is located at 400 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa; (707) 542-8868. looked forward to the holidays with giddy expectation that had nothing to do with Santa Claus. No, my excitement stemmed from Dungeness crab season, which kicks off just weeks before Christmas. It’s a delicacy specific to the West Coast, where the feisty crustaceans populate waters from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to California’s Morro Bay. Their sweet and briny meat – close in flavor to lobster – shines in sophisticated dishes but also stands deliciously own its own. Although peak season varies place to place, it begins around Thanksgiving and runs into summer. Dungeness meat is most plump and tender during this period, when it becomes the focus of dinners and festivals along the coast. A couple of places where you can get great claws while indulging your passion for fine wine include: The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association is hosting the 7th Annual Wine & Crab Taste-Off. Several of the regions finest restaurants will be battling in hopes of being named “Crab King 2010,” and you help decide! All participating restaurants will be preparing two crab selections on Sunday, January 17th from 2 to 5 p.m. For $49, you get a delicious meal featuring crab and participate as one of the Consumer Judges. Evaluate both wine and food at two restaurants of your choice or, for an additional $16, you can visit another restaurant. All scores will be tallied for the “Consumer Choice Award” which will be totaled with the results from professional judges to determine the “Judges Choice Awards.” Ultimately, you walk away with a better knowledge of the versatility of wine and a belly full of delicious crab delicacies! To participate, go online to www.scmwa.com or call (831) 685-8463. Mendocino County is the home of delicious Dungeness crab and world class wineries. The 11th Annual Crab and Wine Days begins January 22nd and celebrates the bounty of this region with allyou-can-eat crab feeds, a cioppino feast and a crab cake cook-off. More than 50 wineries

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will be participating in the celebration. There is a week of activities, so plan your visit online by going to www.GoMendo.com or call 1-866-4663636.

Say Spahhh!
Although the current economic doldrums may seem to threaten the frivolity associated with having a spa day, relaxation may still be the best deal in town. FYI has discovered there are a few places to enjoy a little relaxation without breaking the bank. Case in point, Envision Spa offers soothing massage and every feel-good service imaginable. An owner-operated spa, this popular escape entices clients to “treat thyself” to the unique services it offers. Treatment options vary from simple scrubs and browshaping to full-out body therapy, nourishing the skin with a full line of upscale skin products. This fun-loving body shop also focuses on waxing assuring “an eyebrow wax can be an instant facelift for only $12.” Want your skin to glow? Ask for the spa’s Eve Taylor beauty products (hailed by the world’s leading skin care therapists). By the way, don’t be put off by the strip mall location, this sexy spa is the perfect stop before cosmopolitans with that really hot date. Whatever the occasion, pamper yourself at this fun urban oasis. Envision Spa is at 817 Russell Avenue, Suite C, Santa Rosa; (707) 566-0969. FYI: Bring a friend along and receive 50% off their unlimited package.

Hip Sips
A great escape from those winter blues is the 18th Annual Winter Wineland. On the weekend of January 16th and 17th, wine enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet winemakers and taste a bounty of delicious foods and wines at over 100 wineries. Sample library wines and new releases, do some winery and cave tours, plus enjoy great off season discounts (additional offers will be available Monday, January 18th)! Weekend tickets are $40 per person; $30 for Sunday only. Add $10 per person at the door. To attend, visit WineRoad.com or call 1-800- 723-6336.

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Zinfandel lovers should order tickets now for the 19th Annual Heritage Zinfandel Festival. Held in San Francisco, the ZAP festival is the first major food and wine gathering of the new year and always sells out. Commencing January 28th through 30th, this event features flights, great eats and pairings and a intimate evening with winemakers. If Zinfandel is your varietal, this event is for you. To attend, call (530) 274-4900 or visit www.Zinfandel.org.

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Redwood Valley Wineries – A Day of Wine, Spirits & Chocolate
For nineteen years, the wine and spirit makers of Redwood Valley have joined together in a renowned coalition, “A Taste of Redwood Valley,” to host wine-tasting festivals. This season the group will debut a new event, “In Love with Redwood Valley – a Day of Wine, Spirits, and Chocolate,” on Saturday, February 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Professional chocolatiers will be on hand to fine-tune pairings of designer chocolates with Redwood Valley’s rich, complex Zinfandels, Cabernet Sauvignons, Petite Sirahs and Syrahs – the perfect complements to chocolate. Ports, liqueurs and Germain-Robin brandy will seal the valley’s claim on your heart and palate. The festival has been listed as an “Esteemed Wine and Chocolate Event” in Via Magazine. Towers of dark chocolate filled with limoncello, crème brulee and café mocha will be presented by Chef Margaret Fox of Harvest Market and paired with 2005 Petite Sirah port. Yum! Matt Samuelson, head chef and chocolatier at Living Light Culinary Art Institute, will serve Golden Bean’s scrumptious organic and fair trade chocolates from Ecuador, while Katherine Stengold of Cakes will dish up hand-made truffles and chocolate-dipped macaroons. Belgian chocolates, including napolitans, orangettes and dark chocolates, by Leonidas, and hand-crafted favorites from Mendocino Chocolate Company will also be offered for tasting as well as packaged beautifully for sale. Guests will pay $15 for admission to all the wineries and the distillery as well as an embossed wine glass. Redwood Valley, just north of Ukiah (exit 557, West Road), is a beautiful two-hour drive from both the San Francisco Bay Area and I-5. For directions or lodging ideas, go to www.atasteofredwoodvalley.com. You may also call 1-800-760-3739 or (707) 485-0322. The wineries participating in the event include: Barra of Mendocino, Cole Bailey, Frey Vineyards, Graziano Family of Wines, Lolonis Winery, Giuseppe Wines, Oster Wine Cellars and Silversmith Vineyards. The distillery is GermainRobin/Craft Distillers.

‘Bring out the Barrel’ – El Dorado Winemakers Open Their Cellars for Barrel Tasting, January 30-31
More than 20 El Dorado wineries are opening their cellars during the weekend of January 30-31, inviting wine lovers of all levels to experience the nuances of a new vintage – by tasting wine samples straight from the barrel. It’s a unique opportunity to talk with local vintners and follow the winemaking process from vine to barrel to bottle. The weekend features wine tasting, light food pairings, and the opportunity to purchase “futures” of limited quantity wines. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. El Dorado’s family owned wineries are just an hour from Sacramento or South Lake Tahoe, and about 2 hours from the Bay Area. Weekend passes are $20 per person in advance, $25 after January 23, and are available at www.ElDoradoWines.org. Friends 4-Packs are: four tickets for the price of three. Passes for Sunday only are $15 advance, $20 after January 23. Designated drivers are $5. Participating wineries: Auriga Cellars, Busby Cellars, Colibri Ridge, Crystal Basin, Fenton Herriott, Fitzpatrick, David Girard, Gold Hill, Granite Springs, Holly’s Hill, Illuminare, Jodar, Latcham, Lava Cap, Madroña, Miraflores, Mount Aukum, Narrow Gate, ParaVi, Perry Creek, Sierra Vista and Single Leaf. For details on the event, winery event highlights, and a map of the region go to: www.ElDoradoWines.org.

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Welcome to

SUISUN VALLEY
BLUE VICTORIAN WINERY
Exceptional Wines, Over the Top Hospitality
by Charles Neave
The good news is, first, that there is truth in advertising, in that the Blue Victorian in the Suisun Valley is both quintessentially Victorian and very, very blue. Two shades, to be exact, with white trim. And, this being one of the wineries owned by the Vezér family, it also offers a menu of exceptional wines from this hidden jewel of wine country, an agricultural valley that has been producing fine wine grapes for many decades. The Vezér family (as in Vezér Family Vineyards) bought this nearly century-old landmark about two years ago and have lovingly restored it. Winery founder Frank Vezér did the designs for the new interior and the addition of a barrel room and commercial kitchen (for special events such as weddings, dinners and receptions outdoors or in the spacious barrel room). His wife Liz did the design work, as she has done at their two other historic valley properties: the Old Suisun Fire House and Town Hall, and 160-year-old Mankas Village, where their
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of them made in small production lots, using local fruit. Among the wines is a soft, fruit-filled Pinot Grigio that is wonderful with food, or just to sip on, a surprisingly elegant and altogether delightful Sauvignon Blanc (even if you’re not a fan of this varietal – inexplicable as that may be – trust me and try a sample) and a complex Zinfandel that is full of olive flavors and a black pepper earthiness. In addition, you are welcome to sample the Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a spectacular blend of Cabernet, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Zinfandel. Follow with an approachable Syrah that is as user-friendly as a Syrah gets, and then finish with a Port-like Finito Primitivo that is rich, dense but in no way abrasive, with a good balance of sweetness and ripe fruit. An enjoyable end to a tasting, and to any meal. “Frank and Liz Vezér are a great addition to the Suisun Valley,” said winery general manager Christopher Livadas. “The passion they bring to the wines they produce overflows and is evident to everyone that visits the Blue Victorian and the Vezér tasting room at Mankas

Corner. The most occurring comments from visitors is the beauty of the properties and the over-the-top hospitality that Frank and Liz provide.” The tasting room at the Blue Victorian is open daily Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and the rest of the week from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Located at 5071 Suisun Valley Road, it is less half an hour from the City of Napa and just 15 minutes from Fairfield and Interstate 80. For more information, go their website at www.BlueVictorian.com or give them a call at (707) 422-8025.

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International Alsace Varietals Festival in Boonville
Only U.S. event to showcase Alsace-style white wines capitalizes on varietals’ exploding popularity
For the fifth year, the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association will present the International Alsace Varietals Festival – the only U.S. event to focus on the mostly dry, white wines from Alsace, France. The festival will be held February 20-21 and capitalizes on the increasing popularity of varietals such as Riesling and Pinot Gris. The 2010 International Alsace Varietals Festival will include a technical conference, a grand tasting, a winemakers dinner and winery open houses. Producers from around the world will pour Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Muscat during the celebration. The technical conference on Saturday morning will highlight pertinent issues in winemaking and grape growing, with an in-depth wine tasting of one of the focus varieties. The Alsace Varietals Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon will showcase aromatic white wines from producers in California, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, New Zealand, Alsace and several other states and countries. Entertainment will be provided and food made by local purveyors will illustrate the versatility of pairing Alsace-varietal wines to a wide array of cuisines. Participating wineries include: Anne Amie Vineyards, Arista, Banyan/The Hobo Wine Co., Breggo Cellars, Brandborg Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Grand Traverse, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Chehalem, Claiborne & Churchill, Claudia Springs Winery, Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss, Domaines Schlumberger, Esterlina Vineyards, Foris Vineyards Winery, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Gundlach Bundschu, Handley Cellars, Husch Vineyards, Lazy Creek Vineyards, Left Foot Charley, Londer Vineyards, McFadden Farm, Navarro Vineyards, Philo Ridge Vineyards, Robert Sinskey, Steele Wines, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Toulouse Vineyards, Tudor Wines, Zina Hyde Cunningham and Zin Valle Vineyards, among others. The winemakers dinner at the Boonville Hotel on Saturday evening will focus on Alsace-style wines (including Pinot Noir) produced by participating wineries. The gourmet, sit-down meal will be prepared by chef/owner Johnny Schmitt. On Sunday, local wineries will host open houses that include seminars, food and wine pairings, vineyard tours and more. A detailed schedule and additional information can be found at www.avwines.com, e-mail info@avwines.com or call (707) 895-WINE.

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PINK MANSION
A small, intimate, private inn where you are pampered and can enjoy the perfect Napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room, lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting, delectable surprises, large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, in-room massage and facials available, easy walk to town for shopping and dining, biking distance to most local wineries. 1415 Foothill Blvd 1-800-238-7465 Calistoga www.pinkmansion.com

SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERN
CALDERWOOD INN Perfect environment to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Situated 3 blocks from the historic downtown plaza and wonderful restaurants in Healdsburg. 25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg (707(=) 431-1110 innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 1-800-600-5444 FLAMINGO RESORT & SPA 170 rooms and suites on 10 acres, garden setting with heated pool, night club with entertainment,Terrace Grill restaurant, fitness center and tennis courts 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa 1-800-848-8300 VINTNERS INN Forty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios; surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-2584 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.com

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ROBIN’S NEST GUEST HOUSE 665 W. Turner Road, Lodi (209) 334-3952 www.robinsnestlodi.com (209) 334-6988 (209) 367-0882 (209) 727-5715

WINE AND ROSES HOTEL AND RESTAURANT 2505 W. Turner Road AMOROSA INN AND GARDENS 8400 E. Harney Lane THE INN AT LOCKHOUSE 19960 Elliot Road, Lockeford

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LEDSON HOTEL Luxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated rooms with king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies. Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779 480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com KENWOOD INN AND SPA A premier Sonoma County destination for discerning visitors seeking gracious treatment, lush surroundings, soothing pools and elegant accommodations all in a Tuscan Setting. (707) 833-1293 10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood www.kenwoodinn.com

LAMP LIGHTER INN Tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, you will discover a charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset House Suites. These bed and breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935. (831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.com SUNSET SUITES (831) 624-7372 www.carmellamplighter.com

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

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

VAGABOND’S INN Vagabond's House Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of Carmel's finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks away from Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn. (831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn.com LONE OAK LODGE Voted Monterey PeninsulaTravel Planner BestValue.Within minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey Harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. Rooms available with kitchenettes. 1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com

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3rd Annual EcoFabulous Sonoma Environmental Film Festival
A trip in the winter to Sonoma County will surprise you. It is a region that is wild and full of life. Surrounding the hills and valleys are yellow mustard, orange calendula and foxtail grasses, lush green slopes, hawks circling in the sky, solar panels and a vibrant community of green businesses, organic and Biodynamic® vineyards and farms. It is also home to the popular Sonoma Environmental Film Festival, an event that is entertaining, educational, and enticing. The third annual Sonoma Environmental Film Festival (SEFF), takes place in the town of Sonoma, January 22 – 24, 2010. All of the films foster an open forum where people of different opinions can find solutions. Many are microcosms that resonate with important environmental issues currently being debated in our communities throughout the Greater Bay Area. Topics include watershed restoration, ocean acidification, sustainable fishing, urban sustainability, green building, renewable energy, organic agriculture, edible schoolyards and wilderness adventure. Also planned are receptions, green exhibits, keynote speakers, a sustainable seafood buffet, a Green Café serving home made winter soups, organic beverages and wine. Winery sponsors include Benziger Family Winery, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Kaz Winery, Sky Saddle and Ashton Vineyards. All of the winery partners are committed to local sustainable agriculture. Fine wines are made from organically and/or biodynamically grown grapes. So what is organic? What are the benefits? For the latest cutting edge information about this growing phenomenon don’t miss the film What’s “Organic” About Organic? The film dives headfirst into the challenges that arise when a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market. Another must see is A Return to Dry Farming by Sonoma County filmmaker Kate Wilson. Her film takes a look at the history and techniques of dry farming vineyards in

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Sonoma County. Interviews with local vintners and environmentalists explain how dry farming can be one solution to the current water shortages we face. Opening Night Friday Jan 22 starts at 6:30PM with a reception featuring Greek appetizers and fine wine from event sponsors. The Opening Night film is A Touch of Spice from Greece. The stunning film is a feature film with food as passion! If you liked “Like Water for Chocolate” this film is not to be missed! The story is a semi-autobiographical dramedy rooted in novel narratives and sweeping dreamlike cinematography, rich with culinary imagery. The film is preceded by the short R.R.R. profiling winemaker Robert Rex of Deerfield Ranch Winery who reveals himself as a master chef as he guide us through the making of his famous red wine reduction sauce. Another must see is Terra Antarctica: Discovering the Seventh Continent by adventure writer and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster who travels around the world by sea kayak. The film is a National Geographic-sponsored exploration, a one-of-a-kind look at Antarctica from a unique perspective - sea level. Preceding the film there will be a Sustainable Seafood Buffet paired with local wines. All films and special events take place at the historic Sonoma Valley Womans Club at 574 First Street East in Sonoma. For program details visit www.seff.us.

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Trinchero Napa Valley’s New Winery & New Wines
by Eleanor and Ray Heald
Just north of St. Helena on Highway 29, Trinchero Napa Valley is the newest winery of Trinchero Family Estates, established to honor the legacy of founder Mario Trinchero. Inaugural crush at this state-ofthe-art facility was the 2008 harvest and celebrates 60 years of the Trinchero Family making wines in Napa Valley. Mario Trinchero and his family moved from New York to Napa Valley in 1947 and the next year, purchased the Sutter Home Winery, abandoned since Prohibition. In the early 1970s, Mario’s son Bob advanced the family’s fortunes by making and marketing White Zinfandel, the wine that is given credit for introsince 1976. I work with him to decide on everything ducing millions of Americans to premium California from pruning to irrigation and ultimately when we wine. Today, Trinchero Family Estates is still family harvest. After bud break when the growing season owned and operated and seriously involved in the begins, I spend about three days a week in the vinepremium wine business. yard, walking the rows. The grapes tell me when they Total annual production of Trinchero Napa Valley is are thirsty, if they are getting sick or if everything is 12,000 cases, limited by the quantity of fruit harvested fine.” from 80 acres of vineyards. According to Robert Torres, Trinchero Napa Valley is located at 3070 N. St. grandson of Mario Trinchero and Senior Vice President Head Winemaker Mario Monticelli Helena Highway in St. Helena. Tours and tastings of Facilities and Operations, “These represent the top tier of Trinchero Family Estates made only from our Napa Valley offered daily, seminars require reservations. Telephone for tasting estate-grown fruit.” Trinchero Napa Valley head winemaker Mario room and reservations is (707) 963-1160. Visit the website at Monticelli adds, “This facility is designed to produce small production, www.Trincheronapavalley.com. luxury-class single-vineyard wines. Our focus is vineyard-designated Robert Craig red wines produced from our Rutherford vineyard known as Chicken Vallejo St. Ranch, our St. Helena vineyard called Central Park West, Mario’s VineRiv er Te rra ce Ar yard at the winery (founder, not winemaker), Mt. Veeder vineyard is Dr. ro yo Dr . called Cloud’s Nest and the Atlas Peak vineyard is Haystack.” Napa St. DOWNTOWN Ce Now 30 years old, Monticelli recalls that he’s always wanted to be nt er St Ar a winemaker. “I grew up in Modesto, California where my father ro yo Caymus St. Dr . Marcello made wine (and still does) for E. & J. Gallo. We had a vineyard in Madera that produced fruit for our homemade wine. On weekStonehedge Ca Winery lis to Clinton St. ends, my brothers and I worked in the vineyard, pruning, suckering, ga Av e Vintners Collective checking water, or picking and crushing grapes and making the wine. It was fun. As children we would get a finger of wine mixed with water Pearl St. Ubuntu Restaurant at dinner and as we grew up we got more wine and less water. I’ve COLE’S CHOP HOUSE (Oxbow Public Market) always loved the taste of wine and being outdoors in the vineyard.” Oxbow Wine Merchant Wineries of Napa Valley To Back Gustavo FOLIO “When I was 14 years old, my father said, ‘You need to think about Town Center Room Thrace ENOTECA JV Wine Mason Wines & Spirits where you want to go to college. You should be a winemaker. You like First St. Ceja to drink wine and that’s half the battle.’ So I graduated from the Uncorked TASTE AT OXBOW Olabisi/Trahan Winery Bounty Hunter University of California, Davis with a degree in viticulture and MAHONEY VINEYARDS/ at Oxbow Rare Wine Co. WATERSTONE oenology.” Monticelli appreciates, and is grateful for, his childhood Elements Second St. experience, early education and the opportunity he had to enjoy the X Winery & Amicus vineyard and the taste of wine when he was young. Essentially, he had Third St. a head start enjoying wine and educating his palate. He relates growing up in a winemaking family to having a European Thir d St. upbringing, learning to enjoy wine as a mealtime beverage. Fourth St CELADON Monticelli admits that more important than a state-of-the-art Silo’s Jazz Club & Wine Bar winery is access to estate fruit and complete control over viticulture. Fifth St Napa General Store Angele St “Our vineyard manager Hal Huffsmith has been with the company h
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Winemaker Profile: Charles Krug Winery

DAVID GALZIGNATO
by Diana Greenwood
Charles Krug Winemaker, David Galzignato is a promise on a handshake kind of guy. In fact, there’s an Italian word, amichevole, meaning “chummy” or “neighborly” that sums up his personality and when you meet this smart and savvy winemaker, his quick wit will make you chuckle while his zest for life spills over to everything he says and does. No wonder the Peter Mondavi family considers David Galzignato one of their own. He fits right in with the vision at Charles Krug, Napa Valley’s first winery, where established tradition and method meets progress and change with open arms. Celebrating history while looking forward is a philosophy that David embraces in the cellar and in his personal life. Born in the Bay Area, what he calls “the concrete jungle,” David has relatives scattered all over Italy with specific ties to the Piedmont region where his family owns a small vineyard. It was there, during one of many visits to come, that David fell in love with the rolling green of vines, the rustic hillside villages, the colorful, open-air markets, and the gracious family who welcomed him. Upon returning home, David was the first in his American family to attend college and he did so with gusto at the University of California, Davis, completing a double major with a B.S. in viticulture and enology and a B.A. in Italian. He describes his college years as working both sides of the brain, “a half day of biochemistry and a half day of Dante Alighieri.” It’s the same way he makes wine, using traditional or progressive science and balancing fact with art. After graduating, David returned to his origins with winemaking stints at acclaimed wineries in Italy and then, stateside, joined the team at Columbia Crest where he met his mentor, Ray Einberger. “Ray taught me how to develop my palate,” said David. “He always said that it takes a minimum of ten years of tasting and you can’t just taste your own wines.” David took that advice further and he believes that great winemakers are the ones who adjust, don’t stick with the formula, and know when to stop. close contact with Charles Krug. Now, David is back on staff, still one of the youngest head winemakers, and loving every minute at this place he calls, “the hidden jewel of the valley.” One of the wines he enjoys making is Family Reserve Generations, a tribute to three generations of winemaking by the Peter Mondavi family, elegant and rich wines produced from grapes harvested in specific vineyard blocks; vineyards that David calls “so special and each distinctly different.” The 2005 Peter Mondavi Family Generations is a balanced wine that showcases its strength and elegance, aged for 22 months in French oak with aromas of espresso and nutmeg that lead to plush red fruit flavors of black cherry and blueberry. David spends a lot of time on this blend and says, “It is very important not to force a blend together.” He believes the key is to allow nature and science to mesh with art. Critics agree; the ’05 received 92 points from the Wine Enthusiast. For this self-proclaimed “once removed farmer” life looks good. David’s frequent trips to Italy feed his soul and the enormous supper table there, with uncles and aunts and cousins and nieces and nephews, multiple conversations occurring at once, are lively with the love of family. Another passion of David’s is experiencing the local flavor and color of the Italian countryside and bringing that simplicity back home. David says, “I have passion for everything I do, whether it’s fly fishing or bird hunting or trying to duplicate my Aunt Rita’s cooking, the best in the world, or making Charles Krug wine. I have such deep appreciation for the life I have, doing what I love to do.” David’s passion is contagious and it easy to see why when one meets this “promise on a handshake” kind of guy. Amichevole says it all. Taste the wines of Charles Krug, the Peter Mondavi family, under the expert guidance of David Galzignato, daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2800 Main Street (Hwy.29) in St. Helena. Call (707) 967-2229 for additional information or visit the website at www.charleskrug.com.

“The spice rack of the wine is the barrel,” he said. “It’s important to keep an open mind and be able to recognize in a short period of time what is working and what is not, and adjust the craft accordingly.” David’s passion to learn directed him to Kendall Jackson where he was enologist and in the absence of an assistant winemaker, he honed his skills with numerous grape varieties across a multitude of appellations. From 2003 to 2006 he was the winemaker for Charles Krug, one of the youngest head winemakers working with the oldest, most historic winery in the valley. During this time at Charles Krug, working closely with Peter Mondavi Jr., David followed the direction of the family to revamp the portfolio, creating a new line of Peter Mondavi Family vineyard-designated wines. Charles Krug, over the last ten years, completed an extensive replanting of all vineyards with a focus on the estate Bordeaux program, and devoted time, money and resources to new equipment while remaining dedicated to the winery’s strong point – the vineyards. In 2006, David took a side trip to make small-lot wines with notables that included Paraduxx, Mark David Winery and Lewis Cellars, fueling his passion for smalllot winemaking while continuing to keep in

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HOT SPRINGS • COOL WINES • WARM WELCOME

Mustard, Mud & Music Festival, March 6-7
Mustard madness reigns supreme as the Napa Valley town of Calistoga again hosts the award-winning Mustard, Mud & Music Festival on Saturday, March 6, and Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 1 to 5 p.m. Live jazz, wine tasting, an art show and dishes prepared by local eateries featuring the spicy yellow condiment are all part of activities visitors can enjoy during the weekend-long festival. Jazz and tastes from two dozen of the town’s world-renowned wineries will be available at many of the popular restaurants, galleries and shops in walkable downtown Calistoga on both days. Tickets are $25 per person per day and include a souvenir glass. A Weekend Pass is $35 per person and includes a souvenir glass. Both types of passes are available at the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 1133 Washington St., Calistoga, CA 94515 or by calling (707) 942-6333. Passes can be purchased in advance online by visiting www.calistogavisitors.com.

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Wine Tasting Classes at Beringer by Master Sommelier – Exceptional Zinfandels from the 2007 Vintage
Beringer Vineyards is pleased to host a Wine Tasting Class by Ronn Wiegand, Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, through the Napa Valley College, Community Education Program. 2007 was an exceptional vintage for California Zinfandels – among the best ever! Taste a range of scintillating Zins from the various counties of California. Revealing a wide range of this vintage in both style and price the 2007s will highlight the fact that this vintage is both elegant in style with a vibrant rich fruitiness that make Zinfandels one of the great values in California wine! Register early – everyone loves a good Zin! (All students must be at least 21 years old). Exceptional Zinfandels from the 2007 Vintage will be held Tuesday, January 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Beringer Vineyards – Old Winery Fermentation Room (second floor of Old Winery), 2000 Main Street, St. Helena. Cost is $70. All students must be 21 to attend. To register, contact Napa Valley Community College at (707) 9672901. Mr. Wiegand has been teaching wine appreciation classes for more than 25 years. Class participants have responded enthusiastically to his relaxed, informative style and his candid insights on wine tasting, wine enjoyment and the wine Ronn Wiegand market. A Master of Wine (1991) and Master Sommelier (1986), he currently publishes RESTAURANT WINE (a consulting guide to wine for restaurants) and Taste Tour Wine Charts (educational wine materials). As a wine professional, he tastes more than 4,000 wines a year and lectures on wine-related topics throughout the nation. He has been a Napa Valley resident since 1980. For more than 30 years, Ronn Wiegand has sourced and tasted the world’s best wines. He was the first person in the world to hold the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier wine titles. Ronn is regularly quoted in the national media. He routinely tastes more than 5,000 wines every year and is considered one of the best wine tasters in the world. Ronn publishes Restaurant Wine and TasteTour Wine Guides and Wine Charts. He also provides wine event services for meeting planners and companies and wine consulting services for wine wholesalers and importers. Beringer Vineyards, the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley and the first to offer public tours, continues its commitment to offer guests original and inspiring wine country experiences. Guests at Beringer Vineyards can follow their fancy – or many fancies – with a variety of different seminars and tours offered daily at the winery. Beringer Vineyard is located at 2000 Main Street in St. Helena, just north of the downtown area on your left (in the Avenue of the Elms). Phone (707) 963-4812 for further info, or check their extensive website – complete with wine collecting ideas and fabulous recipes from the chefs at the Culinary Arts Center – at www.beringer.com. The tasting room is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and tours of the original caves are available.

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‘Changing Earth: Photographer’s Call to Action’ Photo Exhibit
An inspiring photo exhibit of our dramatically changing planet titled “Changing Earth: Photographer’s Call to Action” is now open at Mumm Napa and runs through March 13, 2010. Produced in conjunction with The Ansel Adams Gallery and Blue Earth, a non-profit organization focused on raising environmental awareness, the exhibit features works from a variety of acclaimed photographers who document the tough reality of earth’s regression through their photographs. The photographers and their subjects included in “Changing Earth: Photographer’s Call to Action” at Mumm Napa include: Daniel Beltra (Amazon: Forest at Risk), Benjamin Drummond (Facing Climate Change: Global Change. Local People), Stephen Harrison (Visualizing Earth), Anne Marie Musselman (Finding Trust/The Sarvey Wildlife Project), Camille Seaman (Melting Away – The Last Iceberg), Florian Schulz (Freedom To Roam: Wildlife Corridors), John Trotter (No Agua, No Vida: The Thirsty Colorado River Delta) and Rebecca Norris Webb (The Glass Between Us: Reflections on Urban Creatures). Ansel Adams’s photographs demonstrated that artistic interpretation can raise public awareness, change perceptions and alter understanding about our world. It is in that spirit that The Ansel Adams Gallery, Blue Earth and Mumm Napa have joined together to put on this exhibit. The mission of Blue Earth is to raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments and social concerns through photography. Blue Earth works closely with their selected photographers to offer resources and support including non-profit, fiscal sponsorship for fundraising and grant-writing consultation. The exhibit is open to the public. There is no charge to view the exhibit. Mumm Napa Winery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. For additional information on visiting the winery and its exhibits, call (707) 967-7700 or access the Mumm Napa website at www.mummnapa.com. Mumm Napa is one of California’s top sparkling wine producers and one of the most popular destinations for wine country visitors. For more than 20 years, Mumm Napa sparkling wines have set the standard for California méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, emphasizing the exceptional qualities of Napa Valley fruit along with the unique casual elegance of the Napa Valley lifestyle. The winery and visitor center are located in Rutherford along the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley and are open daily for tours, tastings and private events. Visitor center and fine art photography gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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V Marketplace – A Variety of Fine Merchandise Awaits
Old romantic stone winery? Check. Designer labels? Check. Fine art? Yep. Awardwinning wines? Delicious food? Absolutely! Head no further than V Marketplace – a destination gem at the heart of historic Yountville in Napa Valley. YOUNT MILL is V Marketplace RD a unique collection of contemporary shops, superb galleries, and, of course, world-class wine boutiques that even the most traveled-of-tourists and local-of-locals will enjoy. Set in the old Groezinger Winery, (circa 1870 and listed on the United States Registry of Historic Places), it has been restored so that the time-worn bricks, cobblestones and exposed wood architecture of one of Napa’s oldest wineries stylishly houses some of the best places to find Napa Valley winemakers, artisans, designers and chefs. V Marketplace is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except restaurants and winebars) and is located at 6525 Washington Street in Yountville, Napa Valley. Exit Veterans Home Exit from CA Highway 29. Visit www.vmarketplace.com or call (707) 944-2451 for more details.

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Three levels of men’s and women’s apparel for the young and hip! Find unique gifts, designer jeans, the latest swimwear and lacey under things. Or book an appointment for bridal make-up, eyebrow or eyelash tinting and waxing in the top-floor’s boutique salon.

NapaStyle Paninoteca & Wine Bar
Sample small lot, artisan and even rare wines in casual luxury! Sit back and enjoy the warm sunlight as sommeliers discuss featured wines and pour tastings of Napa Valley wines. Or gnosh on delish, handmade paninis made to order! Wines are available to taste, by the glass and purchase. NapaStyle is open until 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday nights.

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Dutcher Crossing Winery Releases Two Cabernets
Dutcher Crossing Winery has released two small-lot vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon wines: the 2006 Taylor Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Dry Creek Valley, and the 2006 Nevins Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley. “The 2006 vintage was excellent for Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the two appellations,” said Debra Mathy, proprietor. August and September were cooler than usual, and a storm dropped a half-inch of rain the first week in October. The rain was favorable to Cabernet, as the sugars didn’t move for a week or more after the storm, allowing extra hang time. Beautiful Indian summer weather throughout the latter part of October provided perfect conditions for ripening and harvesting Cabernet. The 2006 Taylor Reserve is a blend of 75 percent Cabernet and 25 percent Syrah. Winemaker Kerry Damskey uses the Australian model, adding Syrah for weight, texture and brightness. “Because of the blending of Syrah with Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine’s aroma is multilayered and quite complex in nature, exhibiting deeply concentrated scents of plum, cassis, cedar and earthy terroir, followed by flavors of berry, cola and new French oak,” described Damskey. “Our 2006 Taylor Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon exemplifies how perfect vineyard blending brings out the best attributes of Dry Creek Valley Cabernet.” Located on the east side of Dry Creek Valley, the rocky hillside Taylor Vineyard is positioned on an upland ridge about 400 feet from the valley floor. The west-facing 6-acre Cabernet vineyard has shallow soil laden with stones, offering short yields of very small berries filled with flavor and intensity. The 3-1/2-acre Syrah vineyard is planted on a steep slope at a little lower elevation. “The site, exposure and having the two varieties together, allows me to make an exceptional wine of opulent fruit, deep concentration with a rich extended finish,” said Damskey. The 2006 Nevins Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is 100 percent Cabernet from Alexander Valley. “Nearly opaque in color density, our 2006 Nevins Vineyard Cabernet has a youthful dark purple hue. The aroma has a sweetness of cedar, a touch of floral lavender and black pepper. On the palate, there is a brightness of rich Cabernet flavors, revealing hints of currant, raspberry and plum with an elegantly long, lingering finish,” explained Damskey. The grapes are grown on the two uppermost blocks of the Nevins Vineyard, which is located above the east side of the southern Alexander Valley at an elevation of 900 feet – one of the highest elevations in the valley. The soils are a result of an uplifted ancient rocky riverbed, geologically shunted toward the south and southwest, and perfectly situated to capture the day’s setting sunlight. The river rock was combined with volcanic soil and obsidian glass in a huge landslide, which occurred geological eons ago. All Dutcher Crossing wines are fermented in small open top tanks and punched down by hand. Both wines had extended skin contact of 20-25 days, after a 4-5 day cold soak. The Taylor was in barrel (50 percent new French Nevers oak) for 23 months, and the Nevins saw 26 months in barrel (65 percent new French Nevers oak). The 2006 Taylor Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2006 Nevins Vineyard

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Charles Creek Vineyard: Value, Integrity, Quality
by Charles Neave
You may already know about the awardwinning wines from Sonoma County’s Charles Creek Vineyard. Maybe you had them at a friend’s house, were lucky enough to get a bottle or two as a gift, or you ordered them yourself direct from the winery. And, for the last few years, you can also taste them at their tasting room on the town of Sonoma’s Historic Plaza. But more about that in a moment. First: let’s talk about the wines and about Charles Creek. Winemaker Kerry Damskey, a graduate of UC Davis (birthplace of so many of the nation’s – and the world’s – great winemakers), brings three decades of experience on four continents to the table. The winner of more than an armload of gold medals, he now crafts a wide menu of wines for Charles Creek. These bottlings include the traditional varietals of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and even an Alexander Valley (Sonoma County) Malbec. Then there are some very well thought out blends, such as the Miradero, which is a Sonoma Valley blend of both Merlot and Cab. Even more complex, in terms of the sheer number of grape types involved in the mix, is the Muy Bonito. This hearty but very approachable wine is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache and is an excellent choice to pair with a pasta with red sauce, red meat and, particularly, at this time of year) mushrooms. But the list of wines available goes on and on, one of the many advantages of making wines in small lots. Rare in wine country is the fact that they make not one but a trio of dessert wines. The first is the traditional Muscat Canelli, but two, known collectively as La Bomba, are chocolate infused port-like sensations; one even has both chocolate and raspberry infusions. As a friend once described it, “It’s dessert in a bottle.” The grapes for these and previous wines

have come from ten prime vineyard locations spread across both Sonoma and Napa counties. “It all starts in the vineyard’ is not just a saying for us at Charles Creek Vineyard; it is a commitment that is at the top of our list.” Bill and Gerry Brinton founded Charles Creek Vineyard over seven years ago. Their goal was both simple and complex. It was to make excellent wines and offer them at a very good value. From the beginning they made wines that were fruit driven, that paired easily with food, and were ready to drink upon their release. And as the production over the ensuing years has shown, they have succeeded. As Gerry Brinton says, “The best fruit from the best land, well cared for and handled properly, can yield wonderful wines.” “I enjoy vineyard selection and development, as well as the critical evaluation and blending of the juice from grapes into wine,” her husband Bill has said. As a direct descendant of John Deere, he has never strayed from the core family values that stretch back to his ancestor. They are value, integrity and quality. But to try some of these wines, it’s time to head to the tasting room. Not only is it filled with antiques, it actually seems to be one. This gem of a storefront is perfectly located,

with broad windows facing the plaza just as they did many years ago. Inside a pair of tasting bars – one of them zinc-topped. The high ceiling is painted white wood, up high and in the back their are wooden barrel heads, and to the right is a wall full of wine. What doesn’t fit on the shelves fills cases on the floor. But what first greets you is Ms. Moo-Lot, a (very large) sculpture of a cow completely covered in corks. The work of local artist Gretchen Gardner, it is, to say the least, memorable. It is not unusual to find seven or eight wines available for tasting, in this comfortable environment. As tasting room manager Alan Wastell says, “In addition to the amazing quality of the wines, we work hard to offer a warm, welcoming atmosphere in which to taste; to be educational but with personality and humor. As one of our slogans goes: ‘Great Wines, Bad Jokes and a Damn Fine Cow.’” If you’d like to sample the wines of Charles Creek Vineyard, their tasting room is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. (until 5 p.m. in January and February) every day. They’re located right across the street from the Plaza in Sonoma at 483 First Street West. For more information call (707) 935-3848 or look them up at www.charlescreek.com.

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Explore the Road, Discover the Wine, Restock Your Cellar
Wine Road Northwest Sonoma County Celebrates its 18th Annual “Winter Wineland” Event this January
For one weekend only, the 18th Annual “Winter Wineland” event allow guests to forge their own path in discovering unique, select wines of the Sonoma County region. More than 100 winery members of the Wine Road in the Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander valleys open their cellar doors for a post-holiday celebration in which guests have the opportunity to visit and taste limited-production wines alongside new releases and older vintages. Meander through picturesque countryside in Northwest Sonoma County on the “Wine Road,” meeting winemakers, sampling the wines that make them famous, with select wineries offering delectable food pairings and tours. “Winter Wineland” – January 16 and 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – promises an exceptional weekend of great wine and presents a unique opportunity to save with special discounts on bottles and cases of wine. Cost is $40 for both days, $30 for Sunday only, $10 for designated drivers. The list of more than 100 winery members participating in the Wine Road in Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valleys participating is available at www.wineroad.com. To purchase tickets, visit the website or call 1-888-251-0560. The Wine Road is an association of 152 vintners and 50 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys in Northern Sonoma County – a stunning landscape dotted with vineyards and picturesque towns. The grandeur of the Pacific Ocean and towering redwoods lead visitors inland along quiet country roads only one hour north of San Francisco. There is always something going on along the Wine Road with year-round winery events, exciting new releases of wine, and much more. For more information, or to request a free map, contact Beth Costa at 1-800-723-6336 or via email at info@wineroad.com. Visit the Wine Road at www.wineroad.com or on “Facebook” and “Twitter.”

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Tasting Room of the Week:

KAZ WINERY
But Seriously, Folks – Lighten Up at KAZ Winery in Kenwood

by Nan Reiley
Richard Kasmier, aka Kaz, is a lighthearted, serious winemaker who wants to have fun. And he wants you to have fun, too, when you visit Kaz Winery, his one-man empire located in Kenwood. Kaz is enthusiastically assisted by his wife and two adult children, but as he says, “I am the only full-time employee of me.” Yes, a one-man show necessarily limits his wine production, and the Kaz Winery produces only about 1,000 cases each year. Now that’s a boutique winery! Kaz has an insatiable curiosity about wine in all its aspects, from vineyard to variety to winemaking techniques, and his constant research leads him to try something new and different whenever he can. “After all, there’s no harm in experimenting” is one of Kaz’s favorite mottoes. Kaz likes to experiment with big, rich red wines, and he also likes to use lesser-known grape varieties like Nebbiolo, Lenoir, Petite

Sirah, Barbera and Mourvedre, as well as to make proprietary blends from long-time favorites like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. For white wine lovers, he just made a Lake County Riesling, and there is usually a Chardonnay available, too. The Kaz empire is housed in a large and comfy barn in Kenwood, just down a lane from Highway 12, the north-south route through Sonoma Valley. The tiny tasting room is also housed here, and on any given day, the chances are great that Kaz himself or wife Sandi, daughter Kristin or son Ryan will be pouring tastes for you. And if you’ve brought the kids along, they can have their own tastes of fruit juice while they enjoy a swing set outdoors or play-doh and toys inside. As committed to having fun and experimenting with winemaking as Kaz is, he really can’t deny that he is a serious winemaker in the sense that he makes delicious wines. All his grapes come from organic vineyards and he conscientiously makes his wine with the lowest possible amount of sulfites, so guess what? No red wine headache for you! In one more unique twist on the tasting

room experience, Kaz always has a barrel “on tap” for you to try. If you like it, you can bottle some for yourself on site or let Kaz draw a jug for you to take home. All the Kaz wines are sold at the tasting room or through wine club membership (no wine stores, no restaurants), so taking some home with you is an excellent idea. There are always eight or nine wines available for you to sample, and these include Kaz’s scrumptious Port wines, which currently include a white Port made from Chardonnay, with notes of hazelnut and toasted almond. Kaz also has a blush Port made from Nebbiolo, and a red Port from Malbec and Sangiovese. The tasting fee for any six wines is a modest $5. The Kaz tasting room is open Fridays through Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or call to make an appointment at 1-877-8332536. The winery is located at 233 Adobe Canyon Road, just off Highway 12. P.S. Kenwood, in addition to its gorgeous Sonoma Valley location, is blessed with several fabulous restaurants, so plan on lunch or dinner after your visit to Kaz.

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Tickets are Now On Sale for the Anticipated Vinolivo Event
Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance (SVVGA) have tickets on sale for the Fifth Annual VINOLIVO, taking place Friday, February 12th from 7 to 10 p.m. at event partner and host facility, Lodge at Sonoma (www.lodgeatsonoma.com for map/directions). VINOLIVO marks the largest event of Sonoma Valley’s three-month long Olive Festival and celebrates the unparalleled “farm to table” bounty of California’s oldest wine country. From artisan olive oils and wines to gourmet food products grown and produced locally, more than 60 acclaimed wineries, restaurants and food purveyors will be on hand to showcase the agrarian diversity that has many calling Sonoma Valley “America’s Gourmet Basket.” As with last year, exclusive Sonoma Valley wine, food and travel packages will be auctioned online before, during and after VINOLIVO. Bidding for these special lots runs through Monday, February 16 at www.vinolivo.cmarket.com.

VINOLIVO highlights include:
• Sip Sonoma Valley’s best wines from more than 50 wineries. • Get to know the winemakers and grape growers of Sonoma Valley. • Ignite your taste buds with culinary delights from more than 20 of Sonoma’s finest restaurants, caterers and artisans. • Sample local savory olives and olive oils at the Olive Bar. • Enjoy the seductive Port Wines. • Experience the Pommes Frites and Sparkling Wine Bar. • New this year! VinOlivo Winemaker’s Salon – Step into the Winemaker’s Salon where Salon ticketholders will have the exclusive opportunity to lounge with the winemakers in the intimate Piano Bar of The Lodge at Sonoma, as they pour their Winemaker’s Selection Wines. Tickets for this year’s VINOLIVO are $65 per person in advance by 10 p.m., February

11th, $75 at the door and $85 per person for Winemaker’s Salon Tickets – and $95 at the door. Purchase tickets early as this event has been a sold-out event for the last five years. Tickets include unlimited wine and food tasting and a commemorative wine glass. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sonomavalleywine.com or call (707) 935-0803. Each year, the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance partners with local wineries, growers, restaurants and hospitality providers to produce four signature events designed to raise awareness and appreciation for the beauty and bounty of Sonoma Valley. The events include: Holiday in the Vines in December, Passport to Sonoma Valley in May and Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction in September during Labor Day Weekend. For details, visit www.sonomavalleywine.com or call (707) 935-0803.

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Become a Cave Dweller at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Sonoma Valley
by Nan Reiley
Sonoma Valley, which runs south to north from the town of Sonoma to the southern edge of Santa Rosa, is also called the Valley of the Moon. It was dubbed that by American adventure writer Jack London, who lived and wrote there. And it does seem that the full moon rising over Sonoma Valley is larger and brighter than you have ever seen it elsewhere. This beautiful valley is also blessed by being home to some of the finest wineries in California, and among them is one of the newest, Deerfield Ranch Winery. Robert Rex is the winemaker and managing partner of this enterprise, which can fairly be called the culmination of his winemaking dreams. Robert has been a winemaker and winemaking consultant for 37 years. He is also a chemist, a graphic designer and a gourmet cook, and by now he knows how he wants to make wine and what he wants it to taste like. The only way to achieve those desires is to create your own winery, which is what he has done, in partnership with his wife, PJ, also a managing partner, his family and investors. Deerfield Ranch wines are a fine combination of tradition and innovation. The tradition comes from Robert’s winemaking style, which has its roots in the timehonored heritage of the Burgundian and Bordeaux wines of France. The innovation is revealed in the fact that Deerfield Ranch wines are sustainably and organically grown, and that the winery itself is one of only three certified organic wineries in here that his background as a chef comes into play: he says that winemaking is more like cooking than chemistry – you just try to create the best flavors and textures that you can. Of special interest is the Deerfield Ranch 2006 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, a rich, Burgundy-style wine with a meaty, smoky aroma and rich, full body. A perfect cold-weather dinner companion is the 2004 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 3½ years in French oak barrels, it is a huge, delicious wine, with plums and violets in its flavor and a long, rich finish. And don’t miss Robert’s late harvest Sauvignon Blanc, a perfectly balanced dessert wine bursting with pear and honey flavors, perfect with a crème brulée or lemon pound cake. The tasting room is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located at 10200 Sonoma Highway, just south of Kenwood. For more information, call (707) 833-5215 or visit the website at www.deerfieldranch.com.

Sonoma. The Rexes are well aware that many wine lovers feel they must abstain because some wines contain levels of sulfites and histamines that lead to headaches and other symptoms of illness. It is a Deerfield Ranch goal to maintain the lowest possible levels of both histamines and sulfites. The family jokes that because P is so .J. sensitive to sulfites she is the “canary in the cave” on whom Deerfield Ranch wines are tested: if she has no reaction, they know they’ve got it right! The best way to taste these wines is to visit the winery yourself. Located just south of the town of Kenwood, on Hwy. 12 (also known as Sonoma Hwy.), the winery is approached by a road that winds past a wetland marsh with two large metal sculptures of giraffes and ends at the side of a hill. It is then that you realize the winery is built into the side of this hill, and is, in fact, part of a 23,000-square-foot barrel storage facility with tunnels that are carved into the shape of a stemmed wine glass. Unique? Definitely. If you are a Lord of the Rings

fan, you will certainly be charmed by the hobbit-like feel of these cellars, whose tunnels open out into a warm and comfy living-room-like tasting room, complete with colorful area rugs, lots of armchairs and sofas and low tables. A small bar with a couple of tall chairs at one side of the room completes the homey feel. The tasting room may be compact, but the wine offerings are extensive. Robert makes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Syrah/ Shiraz, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as some proprietary wines with names like Red Rex, Super T-Rex and DRX. The grapes come from both winery-owned vineyards and grower-owned vineyards throughout Sonoma County. Robert Rex believes that blending wine across either variety or appellation, creates the most interesting and complex wines. Because he has so many different vineyards to work with, he has a great selection of climate and soil characteristics to use in his blending selections. And it is

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‘Season of the Olive’ Sonoma Continues in Sonoma
The ninth annual Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, a celebration of the olive harvest and an agricultural and epicurean showcase, continues through February 2010. Comprising a range of entertaining events, culinary delights and Valley-wide promotions the season of the olive promises to transform the winter months in Sonoma into a celebration of the senses. Key events and promotions are planned valley-wide in honor of the three-month celebration. In addition, local restaurants and lodging properties will offer Olive Festival packages and promotions, including signature olive-inspired menu items and spa treatments throughout the winter months. A complete list of promotions can be found at www.olivefestival.com.

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Featured Events in January
• Backyard Olive Tree Basics & McEvoy Ranch Olive Oil Hors d’oeuvres with McEvoy Ranch’s nursery and vineyard manager, Samantha Dorsey – January 17, 4-6 p.m., $5 (includes class, wine & Hors d’oeuvres) 115 East Napa Street, Sonoma, (707) 939-9065 • Olive Oil Education with Albert Katz & Festivities at Junipero & Co – January 22, 5-7 p.m., 115 East Napa Street, Sonoma, (707) 939-9065 • Feast of the Olive Dinner at Ramekins Culinary School – January 23, 5:30-10 p.m., $150 per person, Ramekins Event Center, 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476 – Eat, drink and exalt the enchantments of Sonoma’s famed green fruit at this year’s Feast of the Olive. The best local chefs, winemakers and olive oil producers pair up to prepare unique 4-course feast for each long, candlelit table of guests. Tickets are $150 each and include a welcome reception, a sumptuous four-course feast, wine pairings and an “after party” of chocolate and port! Call (707) 996-1090 ext.108 to purchase tickets. In February, over President’s Day Weekend, the Season of the Olive will culminate with the Olive Festival Finale Weekend, a grand celebration of special events, dinners and tastings, including VinOlivo, an epicurean showcase that includes live entertainment, a silent auction, and a Marketplace highlighting Sonoma Valley wine and olive oil. For a comprehensive calendar of Olive Festival events, visit the website at www.olivefestival.com.

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The Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, currently in its ninth year, is a celebration of the senses. The Olive Festival brings special events to the Sonoma Valley, as well as a range of festival promotions with local lodging, spas, wineries, restaurants and retail shops. For additional information, including event specifics, contact the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau at (707) 996-1090 or visit www.olivefestival.com.

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Crab & Wine Festival Celebrates Local Bounty
Mendocino County Serves Up Delicious Fare at Annual Event
Every January, Mendocino County in Northern California celebrates locally harvested Dungeness crab and locally grown and produced wines with a festival that delights foodies and oenophiles alike! From gourmet, crab-themed dinners in four-star restaurants, to family-style cioppino feeds, to the ever popular Crab Cake Cook-off featuring local Mendocino chefs, this festival has something for everyone! And to wash down the abundance of crab, local winemakers will be pouring at winemaker dinners throughout the county and also at the official Wine Tasting Competition of the festival. Visitors will enjoy a multitude of dinners, events and lodging specials over the course of the ten days – hosted by the Mendocino County Clinics, innkeepers, restaurants and more – so head to Mendocino County come January and enjoy good food, fine wines and family-friendly fun! “This is our 11th year, and the festival just keeps attracting more and more people,” said Scott Schneider, President of Visit Mendocino County, Inc. “It’s a win-win for everyone, as the local chefs and winemakers are able to showcase their talents, the attendees get to sample an array of fabulous food and wine creations, and local organizations are able to raise a substantial amount of money for philanthropic purposes.” The festival takes place January 22-31. A few highlights of the festival include:

behavioral health care to all Mendocino Coast residents & visitors, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, go to www.mendocinocoastclinics.org, e-mail events@mccinc.org or call (707) 961-3463. Come discover Mendocino County’s gourmet restaurants, unique inns, picturesque villages, friendly wineries, majestic redwoods and rugged seaside. Enjoy the long-standing tradition of coming together as a community and creating an environment where you will encounter friendly faces, peaceful places and delicious local seafood! For more information and a complete listing of all events, or for information on where to stay during your upcoming trip to Mendocino County, call 1-866-STAY-MENDO or visit www.gomendo.com.

Crab and Wine Days - January 22 and 23 Fort Bragg, CA – Two Benefit Events!
Mendocino Coast Clinics hosts the 11th Annual Crab & Wine Days, held at Pentecost Hall in Fort Bragg, where spectacular ocean bluffs and majestic redwood forests create an incredible backdrop for the festivities. Cioppino Dinner: Family-style dinner features steaming bowls of cioppino, fresh salad, dessert, wine, beer, coffee and lots of homemade hot bread for dipping! $35 per adult. Crab Cake Cook-Off and Wine Tasting Competition: The premiere event of the Crab & Wine Festival! Held under a big tent set up just behind Pentecost Hall, this is where Mendocino County chefs and wineries serve up their best to celebrity judges – and the public gets to sample each of the entries as well! Vote for the coveted Peoples’ Choice Award! $75 per adult. Proceeds from the Cioppino Dinner, the Crab Cake Cook-Off, and the Wine Tasting Competition fund uncompensated care for those in need. Mendocino Coast Clinics, a non-profit, board-governed community health center, provides medical, dental, perinatal and

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Livermore Valley Presents Wine Winter Starter Kit
The Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, www.trivalleycvb.com, a sales and marketing organization dedicated to promoting a five-city region in San Francisco’s East Bay, unveiled the Livermore Valley Wine Winter Starter Kit. Designed to make it simple for wine enthusiasts near and far to celebrate with festive wines this holiday and winter season, the Starter Kit contains top picks from the valley’s winemakers themselves. Wallet-minded consumers will be pleased to note that all of the 15 wines in the Starter Kit are under $50, and within this affordable lot, 7 wines are under $20, while the bulk of them, 12 wines, are priced at $25 or less. Considering that the winemakers were asked to select their favorite wines – with no regard for price – consumers can have confidence that affordability is not at the expense of quality. As the days grow brisk and the nights chilly, it’s no surprise that the valley’s winemakers and executives behind the Winter Starter Kit are lining up for reds, with Rhone-style wines, such as Syrah and Petite Sirah, grabbing their attention.
Livermore Valley Wine Winter Starter Kit • BoaVentura de Caires Vineyard - 2006 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon ($34) • Concannon Vineyard - 2005 Petite Sirah, Limited Release, Central Coast ($16); 2005 Reserve Syrah ($25) • Elliston Vineyards - California Sparkling Wine ($14) • Garré Winery & Vineyard - 2005 Syrah Reserve ($27); 2005 Cabernet Franc ($23) • La Rochelle - 2007 Pinot Noir Classic Clones ($42) • Les Chênes Estate Vineyards - Duex Blancs (Viognier/Chardonnay) ($22) • McGrail Vineyards & Winery - 2006 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon ($30) • Murietta’s Well - 2006 Red Meritage ($38) • Rodrigue Molyneaux - 2007 Sangiovese ($18) • Ruby Hill Winery - 2007 Zinfandel Livermore Valley Estate Reserve ($24.50) • Steven Kent Winery - 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley ($45) • Wente Vineyards - 2008 Riva Ranch Chardonnay ($19.95); 2006 Crane Ridge Merlot ($19.95) • White Crane Winery - White Crane Vintage Port ($17.47) • Wood Family Vineyards - 2006 Syrah "Madden Ranch" Livermore Valley ($24); 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel, Raboli Vineyard ($32)

For more information on visiting Tri-Valley, California, and its stunning, affordable Livermore Valley Wine Country, stop by the bureau’s website at www.trivalleycvb.com.

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Wine & Chocolate Weekend February 13 & 14th
Make your plans now! Spend Valentine’s Day weekend, February 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lodi Wine Country sipping delicious, handcrafted wines during the 13th annual Wine & Chocolate extravaganza event! Taste delicious Lodi wines and decadent chocolates from 40 wineries in the Lodi Appellation. Be the lucky one to unwrap the “Golden Ticket” at any participating winery and win a Wine Country Getaway or one of more than 100 other prizes.

Immerse yourself in romantic indulgences!
Lodi appellation wineries will please your palates, pairing handcrafted wines with an assortment of chocolate treats. Enjoy in winery activities, including barrel tasting, new releases, wine and food pairings, special events and live music throughout the weekend. Meet the local vintners and growers as they share the wine and hospitality that makes Lodi Wine Country one of California’s finest wine regions! Ti c k e t s a re $ 3 5 i n a d v a n c e t h ro u g h t h e w e b s i t e a t www.lodiwineandchocolate.com or by calling the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center (209) 365-0621, and are $45 the days of the event at any participating winery location. Price includes a commemorative chocolate bar, tasting glass and entry to all participating wineries. Upon ticket redemption at a participating winery, open your chocolate bar and see if you are a winner!

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Winter Wonderland Monterey County Style
Migrate to Monterey County this winter for nature lovers escape and cool deals. Come find the destination that is bursting with scenery and adventure, the perfect place for a quick fly in getaway. Beat the crowds and beat the blues, Monterey’s winter season packs a secret punch. Unleash your wild side with an Animal Planet-style adventure of the region’s natural assets. The winter parade of nature hits full stride with everything from migrating butterflies to pods of prodigious whales lounging at 36° latitude. Nature escapes and seasonal activities abound that will cater to your adventurous side. Check out an outback estuary safari, naturalist-led kayak tour, hike to the famous cypress gardens at Point Lobos or trek through the ancient volcanic ruins of the Pinnacle National Monument, just outside of Soledad. From birders to botanists, Monterey County is one of the nation’s top migration treks for a variety of birds, whales and butterflies. Bald eagles, sea otters and a litany of lively critters make a stay along the bay a true outback adventure. Pair in the prime coastline that goes for miles and Monterey County is a gem awaiting your discovery. fornia, Lake San Antonio is also home to deer, rabbit, quail and a variety of other wildlife. The lake covers 5,000 acres and birders can explore 40 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and 60 miles of shoreline; www.seemonterey.com/lake-san-antonio-recreation-area-california, 1-888-588-2267.

Ventana Wildlife Society
High tail it to Big Sur or the Pinnacles National Monument for a glimpse of the majestic California Condors overhead. Both parks are successful designated release areas for the recovering native species. Or, visit the Ornithology Lab at Andrew Molera Park in Big Sur to watch bird banding activities. Winter banding is weather dependent, but normally takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays; members.seemonterey.com/ventanawildilfesociety, (831) 455-9514.

Pt. Lobos State Reserve
Hike the scenic trails of the 554-acre state preserve, home to some of the region’s most dramatic seascapes and thousands of seabirds, seals, sea lions and migrating whales. Noted as “The crown jewel of the state park system,” Point Lobos is also home to the only two naturally growing strands of Monterey Cypress trees. See wandering deer, watch sea otters and sea lions frolic in the surf. Cypress groves, Bird Rock and Whaler’s Cove round out the adventure; www.seemonterey.com/point-lobos-state-natural-reservecarmel-california, (831) 624-4909.

Whale Watching
Nutrient-rich and naturally wonderful, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the United States’ largest protected region and a prime viewing area for exotic species including blue, humpback, minke and orca whales. Winter delivers the magnificent California Gray Whales on their annual migration south from Alaska to Baja, California; www.seemonterey.com/whale-watching, (831) 375-4658, (831) 372-7440, (831) 372-2203. Whale Watching at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Weekends throughout January): Don’t miss these California State Parks rangerguided whale watching presentations. Celebrate the migration of the California gray whales off the Big Sur Coast. Meet at the vista point on Highway 1 at mile marker 37, just north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park; www.seemonterey.com/julia-pfeiffer-burns-state-park, (831) 667-2315.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dive in for a day of play at the nation’s top-rated aquarium, home to 250,000+ animals and plants representing more than 550 species of invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, birds and plants. Book a Morning Rounds: Behind-the-Scenes Tour for a rare opportunity to interact with the aquarium’s exhibit animals as an aquarist would with the daily sea otter feeding and training session, rare look at food preparation and chance to feed some of the animals in the aquarium’s Discovery Lab classrooms; www.seemonterey.com/monterey-bay-aquarium, (831) 648-4888. Visit www.SeeMonterey.com for more information.

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary
A feast for the eyes, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of beautiful Monarch butterflies flutter in this protected shelter of eucalyptus and Monterey pine trees. Docents are available to answer questions and point out the “hanging butterflies” as they rest camouflaged in the trees; www.seemonterey.com/monarchgrovesanctuary; (831) 6485716.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Before a visit to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, stop by this informative natural history museum to learn about the migration patterns of the wintering Monarchs, whales of Monterey Bay and other mammals, birds and wildlife of Monterey County; www.seemonterey.com/pacificgrovemuseum, (831) 648-5716.

Bald Eagles Retreat at Lake San Antonio
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Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Kick Off 2010
The Santa Cruz Mountains has everything from fun and relaxing days to intimate dining experiences. Do you have relatives in to town during the holidays? Request a brochure from www.scmwa.com or by calling (831) 685-8463 and take them wine tasting for an inexpensive afternoon in the redwoods or by the sea. The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association presents the seventh annual Wine & Crab Taste-Off! Four of the finest local restaurants will be battling it out in hopes of being named “Crab Cook 2010.” Your help is needed to make the decision, so come and judge for yourself! All four restaurants will be preparing two crab dishes to satisfy your appetite. Santa Cruz Mountains Wine & Crab Taste-Off takes place Sunday, January 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ma Maison, Aptos; Sanderlings at the Seascape Beach Resort, Aptos; Michael’s on Main, Soquel; and Café Cruz, Soquel. Cost is $49 per person for two restaurants ($16 each additional restaurant). For details, call (831) 685-VINE (8463). From Ahlgren to Zayante the wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains will once more open their doors to Passport participants on Saturday, January 16th between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Passport Program offers a unique opportunity for visitors to visit wineries not typically open to the public at other times. Passport holders will be invited to tour the facilities, meet the winemakers, and sample the fruits of their labors – including special wines poured only for participants in the Passport Program! Passports are $40 per person. Shadowbrook Restaurant presents its 16th annual Ultimate Winemakers Dinner on Tuesday, February 23. This is a rare opportunity to taste the fabulous wines of up to 25 Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers, and then be escorted to an intimate dinner. You will enjoy the outstanding ambiance, cuisine, and service of the Shadowbrook Restaurant, which is closed to the general public and open exclusively for the guests of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers. You will arrive one half hour before your seating time to enjoy wine tasting and a silent auction in the restaurant’s stunning Rock Room Lounge. In the dining room you will be joined by one of the local vintners who will share their wines with dinner. The chef of Shadowbrook Restaurant will design a special five-course menu to accompany the wines selected for the evening. This dinner always sells out far in advance. Tickets are $105 (for gourmet meal, wine, tax and gratuity). Reservations are required. Sorry, the fee is not refundable after February 16, 2010. For questions and reservations, call (831) 685-VINE (8463) or visit www.scmwa.com.

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Chateau Julien’s Second Annual Barrel Tasting & Futures Open House – January 16
Chateau Julien Wine Estate’s second annual Barrel Tasting & Futures Open House kicks off a fun-filled year of winery events in beautiful Carmel Valley. On Saturday, January 16th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chateau Julien Winemaker Bill Anderson will select barrels from the Estate’s Chai, where more than 1200 oak barrels rest with aging wine, for guests to sip, swirl and smell wine directly out of the barrel. Limited release Private Reserve Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay will each be featured and offered at reduced “futures” pricing. “The Private Reserve Syrah and Merlot aged in French and American oak for just about 16 months,” comments Anderson. “The 2007 grape harvest showed great promise and we are anxious to share a final taste prior to bottling.” Special “futures” pricing – up to 40% off – will be extended during the Open House, with delivery scheduled for summer 2010. The cost to attend is $10 per person. Club members are complimentary. In 1996, Château Julien Wine Estate started a new venture with a partnership in an “Estate Vineyard” in South Monterey County’s San Antonio Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area). Over 25% of the

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Taste Ventana Wines in Soledad or Monterey
Great wines are made in the vineyard, and the Ventana Vineyard has the perfect combination of water, soil, climate, art and science to create superb, world-class wines. Their success is evidenced by the number of awards that they have won over the years on wine made from this remarkable property. In fact, wines from the Ventana Vineyard have earned more medals and awards than any other single vineyard in America. Ventana Vineyards is fortunate to have winemaker Reggie Hammond, who has devoted his talents to continuing this outstanding record of quality and integrity. Building on the incredible success of the white wines, he has expanded to create world-class red wines as well. In every case, Reggie crafts wines in a classical style, with elegance and true varietal character from the Ventana vineyard fruit. All of the wines are estate grown and bottled from single vineyard, the most award-winning single vineTO SAN JOSE

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NAPA VALLEY
A Dozen Vintners – 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 ACACIA VINEYARD – 2750 Las Amigas Road, Open daily 10-5 Napa
Explore Wine Country less traveled and experience the beauty of Acacia. Situated on a country lane with spectacular views of San Pablo Bay, Acacia is dedicated to producing award-winning, vineyard designate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from some of the oldest vines in Carneros.

Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. Helena; 707 963-7181 Cain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616 Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222 Calafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114 Caldwell – 169 Kruzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581

Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30 Thu-Mon 10-5

Open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm 707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free) Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Ahnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071 Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460 Amuse Bouche Winery – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600
I ANDRETTI WI NE RY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 888 460-8463 Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs

Open by appointment only Daily 10-6, Tuesdays 11-8 Open by appointment only Daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily, 10:30-4:30 Sun-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10 to 9 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5

CALISTOGA CELLARS – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-7422 Su, Mo, We, Th, 12-5pm Fri-Sa 12-6pm Gifts, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Closed Tu CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Cardinale – 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-2643 CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783 Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointments CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended Caymus Vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010 Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136 Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229 Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284 Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472 Chateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Clare Luce Abbey – 2893 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-7431 Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-9100 Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707 Corison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826 Cornerstone Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 948-6512 Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 Crane Family Winery – 1051 Borrette Lane, Napa; 707 259-0175 Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 David Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190 David Fulton – 825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-0719 Del Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134 Del Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134 Delectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252 di Rosa Preserve – 5200 Carneros Hwy 121, Napa; 707 226-5991 Diamond Oaks – 1595 Oakville Grade, Oakville; 707 948-3000 Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189 DOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101 Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more Domaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Dominari – 210 Camino Oruga, Napa; 707 226-1600 Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Daily 10-6 Open daily 10:30-5 Open Mon-Sat 10-5 Open daily 9:30-6 Open daily by appointment Open daily 12-6, Th-Sat 12-10 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 9:30-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open Sat 10-4, Sun-Fri 11-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 by appointment Daily 10-6 Open daily 10-5:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open Mon-Fri by appointment Open Tu-Fr 9:30-3 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment, 10-4

ARGE R - MA RTUC CI – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334 Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairing Ariel Vineyards – 1312 Town Center, Napa; 707 257-9731 Arns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429 ARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Atalon – 3299 Bennett Lane, Calistoga; 1-800-224-4090 August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Barlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742 Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075 Beaulieu Vineyards – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774 Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 BENESSERE WINERY – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings

BENNETT LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Open daily 10-5:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings BERINGER – 2000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-4412 Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Boeschen – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674 Bouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976 Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 Boyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353 Bremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5411 Brown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2453 Buehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155 Burgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4766 Open daily 10-5 Oct-Apr, May-Sep 10-6 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-4 Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-Midnight Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Daily 10-5 by appointment Limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays Open by appointment only Open by appointment only

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DUTCH HENRY WINERY – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Cave Tours, Food Pairings Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 Ehlers Estate – 3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-5972 Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504 Elyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Etude Winery – 1250 Cuttings Wharf Rd, Napa; 707 257-5300 Failla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530 Falcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Farella-Park – 2222 N. Third Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489 Fleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Children & Pets OK, Picnic Area Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723 Flying Horse – 2825 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 965-1600 FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK FOLIO ENOTECA – 610 First Street #10, Napa; 707 256-3700 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcome ; Call ahead for Food Pairings Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 9-4 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only 10-3 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 11-7 Tue 11-8, Sat 8-6, Sun 11-5 Heitz Cellars – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Helena View Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956 Hendry – 3104 Redwood Dr, Napa; 707 226-8320 Hess Collection – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144 Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa James Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905 James Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointmentBy appointment Last tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30 JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000 Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9750 Ladera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Long Meadow Ranch – 1775 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361 Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings LUNA VINEYARDS Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Winery by appointment only Open daily by appointment Daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only 10-5 Open daily 9:30-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open 11-6 Sun-Wed; 11-8 Thu-Sat Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5:15 Open by appointment Open Wed-Sun 11-4 Open daily 10-4:30
The first winery on the left heading north on the Silverado Trail. Enjoy the salon-like atmosphere of this beautiful tasting room where you can sample Luna Vineyards’ highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio and other varietals at the magnificent tasting bar. Private tours, along with tastings in their gorgeous private reserve room, by appointment only.

Open daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5:30 Open daily 10-6 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Mon-Sat 10-6 Open daily by appointment only 11-4 Limited tours and tastings by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4

Open daily by appointment 10-4 Winery open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment 10-5 Open daily 10-6

FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Thu-Tue 10-4:30 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Fontanella Family – 1721 Patrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big Rock Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3900 Franciscan Vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859 Gift Items, Picnic Area Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 FREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery Tours Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704 Gargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770 Girard Winery – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297; Open daily 10-6 Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766 Golden State Vintners – 401 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena; 707 963-2335 Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-4437 GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-2784 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings Groth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290 Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059 Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700 Hall St. Helena – 401 St. Helena Hwy So, St. Helena; 707 967-2620 Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760 Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Havens Wine Cellars – 2055 Hoffman Lane, Yountville; 707 261-2000 Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open Daily 10-5

Open daily 10-5, 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474 Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490 Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030 McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186 Mason Cellars – Tasted at Oxbow, Napa 707 255-0658 MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage Canyon Rd, Rutherford; 707 225-4367 Mi Sueno– tasted at Vintner’s Collective, 1245 Main St., Napa; 707 258-6358 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 11-6 Open Thu-Sun 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30 Open daily 10-6:30

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Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394 MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Morey Cellars – Napa Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295 Mount Veeder Winery – Poured at Franciscan: 1178 Galleron, Rutherford; 707 967-3830 MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours NAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011 Napa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710 Neal Family Vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800 Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000 Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8840 Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600 O’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707-944-9665 Olabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587 Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504 Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683 Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890 Patz & Hall – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770 Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 933-8352 Peju – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Pheonix – Poured at Vintners Collective: 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Pina Cellars – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328 Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246 PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-PORT (7678) Children & Pets OK Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949 Provenance – 1695 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-3633 Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601 $45 fee includes a vineyard and winery tour, tasting of two vintages and a small food pairing Quixote – 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2659 RAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-3141 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Open daily 10-5:30 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Call for information; 707 226-2348 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5 Open by appointment Open Mon-Sun 11-6 Daily 10-5 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4 Daily 10-6 (Closed Tuesdays) Open daily by appointment 9-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 Sun Open by appointment Open by appointment Open Wed-Sun 10-4 Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily 11-6 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-4 Open Thurs-Sun 11-5 or by appt Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Redmon Family – 1185 Starr Ave, St. Helena; 707 968-9252 Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800 Reynolds Family – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661 Robert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555 Robert Craig Wine Cellars – 880 Vallejo St, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Robert Mondavi – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Robert Pepi – 7585 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2807 Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004 ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours at 10:30 & 11:30 Round Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577 Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025 Rustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353 Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Rutherford Hill – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5251 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592 Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105 Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889 Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 School House Vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240 Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882 Scott Harvey – Poured at Salinas: 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 968-9575 Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339 SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. Helena Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 944-2945 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Nap; 707 944-2877 Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154 Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990 Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930 Silo’s Jazz & Wine Bar – 530 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5833 Silver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Mon-Sat Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open Tues-Sat 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open Mon-Fri by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Fri-Sun 10:30-4:30, Mon-Thu by appointment Open by appointment only Tues 4-7, Wed-Thurs 4-10, Fri-Sat 4-12 Open Mon-Sun 9-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only R A ZI WINERY
New tasting room in Napa Valley ‘…taste our passion for wine in each style that we make.’ Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirs

Schedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm 3108 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley • (707) 224-4299

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Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-1770 Sky Vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391 Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283 Spelletich Cellars – 425 Gateway Rd W, Napa; 707 363-5757 Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0134 Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-4188 ST. CLEMENT VINEYARDS – 2867 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 800 331-8266 St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463 St. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272 STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344 Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Stonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Stony Hill Vineyard – Call ahead for appointment; 707 963-2636; St. Helena Storybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310 Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646 SUMMERS/VILLA ANDRIANA – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Summit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500 TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 First Street, Napa/ 707 265-9600 Teachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432 Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340 The Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707 Tom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267 Trahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027 Trespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804 TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-1956 Truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153 Tudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947 Tulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064 Turnbull Wine Cellars – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 V Madrone – 3199 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573 V. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130 Verismo Wines – 6795 Washington Street, Yountville; 707 944 WINE (9463) Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3816 Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995 Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Su 10-5:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-4:30 Open Wed-Sat 11-7 Open Mon-Fri 9-5 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 11-7 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-7 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open Mon-Sat 9-4 Wed-Mon 12-6, Tues by appt. Open by appointment Open daily 9-6 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292 Vintners Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485 Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 707 963-9454 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours Whitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707 942-0840 William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 WILLIAM HILL WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs WINE GARAGE – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798 Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046 Work Vineyard – 3190 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-0251 X Winery & Amius – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522 Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800 Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Open by appointment Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment 10:30-4:30 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open daily11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30 Daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily by appointment only Daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-4:30

SONOMA COUNTY
A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Acorn – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440 Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 688-1174 ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 707 433-9154 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 ANABA WINES – 60 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Archipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Gift items, Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Winery Tours at 10:30 & 2:30 ARTESA –1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children Welcomed Artiste Winery – 435 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-1920 Atascadero Creek – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Audelssa Estate – 13647 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 933-8514 Balletto & Dutton-Goldfield – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Banyon – poured at Downtown Wine, 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment, Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Thur-Mon 11-4:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11am-6pm Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5:30 Sat-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-4 Thur-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Open daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5

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Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091 Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tram Tours Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 BR COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings Bradford Mountain – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-4433 Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1266 C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Carol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Cellar Door – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 800-838-4306 Chandelle Winery – 1395 Broadway at the Cellar Door in Sonoma; 707 938-4466 CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-9011 CHATEAU ST. JEAN – 8555 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-4134 Christie Vineyards – 851 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg; 707 431-0662 CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Picnic Area Clarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210 CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings Clos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter) Open daily 10-5 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt. Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open by appt. 11-4 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6 Sun-Wed 10-5, Thur-Sat 10-8 Tours & tasting by appointment only Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6 Open daily 11-6 Mon-Thurs 11-3 Sat-Sun 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-4:30 Duchamp Estate – 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6665 DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Dutton Estate – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Dutton-Goldfield & Balletto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Ensuenos – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Eric K. James – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560 ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525 Also poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 F. Teldeschi – 3555 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma Hwy. 12; 707 833-4444 Favero Vineyards – 3939 Lovall Valley Rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939 FERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6700 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD 113 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2222 Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Forchini – 5141 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8886 Forth Vnyds – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Francis Ford Coppola 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Freestone Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980 FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Gallo Family Vineyards – Tasting Room: 320 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2458 Gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707 473-2909; Geyser Peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, 22281 Chianti Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-2500 GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Gofessel Vineyards– 200838 Burndale Road, Sonoma; 707 225-6801 Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1645 Gourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Grange Sonoma – (Tasting room for boutique wineries) Graton Ridge – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Grey Stack – 4100 Grange Road, Santa Rosa; 707 228-1338 Grove Street – 1451 Grove St, 707 433-6734; Healdsburg Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma Hanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-4310 5353 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371 Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 Ph: 707.996.3860 Tours & tastings by appointment, Fridays only Open by appointment only Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Open daily 11-6, Tue 2-6 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-1756 Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 573-8711 Hauck Cellars – 223 Center St, Healdsbug; 707 473-9065 Hawkes Wine – 6734 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 11am-6pm Friday-Sunday 12-5:30 or by appointment Thu-Mon 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 12-5 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-Feb Closed Tu-We Daily 11-6 (closed Tuesdays in Winter)

Fri-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 10-7 Open daily 10-5 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Open daily 10-4:30 Fri-Sun 11-4 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Thur-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily by appointment Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-Thu 11-7 Open daily 10-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10:30-5 Open Thu-Mon 11:30-5:30, Fri & Sat til 7pm Open daily 10-5, tours by appointment Open daily 11am-6pm

Collier Falls – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Copain Wines – 7800 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-8822 Corda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310 D’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 Dark Horse – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 David Coffaro – 7485 Dry Creek Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-9715 Davis Bynum Winery – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-5852 Davis Family Vnyds – 52 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3858 De La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711 De Loach Vineyards – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-2000 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK DEERFIELD RANCH – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 Art Exhibits, Tours Dehlinger – 4101 Vine Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378 Deux Amis – 1960 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7945 Downtown Wine – 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt. Open by appointment only 11-5 Summer, 11-4 winter; tours available Open daily 11am-6pm 10:30-4:30 Open 11-4, Tours: Fridays by appt. Open daily 10:30-5 Fri-Mon 11-4 Thu-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Thu by appt Open daily 10:30-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open daily 11-4

Dashe Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 David Noyes – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555

Hawley Wines – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900

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Haywood Winery – 18000 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 877 996-4299 Highway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Hook and Ladder – 2027 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 546-5712 HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6491 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings House Winery – 3100 Gravenstein Hwy. N, Sebastopol; 707 829-1101 IMAGERY ESTATE – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Inman Family – 5793 Skylane Blvd, Ste C, Windsor; 707 395-0689 Iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5:30 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11:30-9 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5 Fri & Sat 11-4 or by appt. Open daily 11-3:30, tours Mon-Fri by appt. Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekends Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Longboard Vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours Lynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 MacLeod Family Vnyd – 740 Lawndale Road, Kenwood; 707 833-4312 MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780 Macrae Family – at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Manzanita Creek – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052 Marimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Martin Family – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 MARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 J RICKARDS WINERY
Sustainable Vines...Exceptional Wines! Stop by J. Rickards Winery Tuesdays-Saturdays (11am-4pm) for a complimentary tasting of our wines, which include estate-grown Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Take the Canyon Road exit from Hwy 101 at Geyserville. We’re 2.5 miles north on Chianti Road. For more information or a tour call 707-758-3441.

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Open daily 10-5, call for reservations Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-6:30 Open daily 10:30-6:30 Thur-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed 4-6 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10:30-6 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended Open daily 11-5 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Tue-Sat by appt only; tours 10:30, 2:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Limited tours, call ahead Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11-6 Open Friday by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-3 Call for tours & tasting Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Thu-Sat 11:30-6, Sun-Wed 11:30-5:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Sat 11-4:30, Mon-Fri by appointment

Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 MATRIX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804 Mayo Family Winery – 13101 Arnold Drive @ Highway 12, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Mayo Family Reserve Room – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Mayo Family– at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Meeker Vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Merriam Vnyds – 11650 Los Amigos Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4032 Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050 Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427 Mietz Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Moon Mountain – 1700 Moon Mountain Drive, Sonoma; 707 996-5870 Moshin Vineyards – 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5499 Mounts Family – 3901 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 292-8148 Mueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Mulas Family – 23900 Ramal Road, Sonoma; 707 938-3134 MURPHY-GOODE – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Nalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Nicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Novy Family – 980 Airway Ct, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Occidental Road Cellars – 707 874-9401 Optima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222 Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148 Palmeri – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-Wine Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours PARADISE RIDGE – Kenwood Tasting Room, 8860 Sonoma Hwy; 707 282-9020 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Parmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020

24505 Chianti Rd Cloverdale, CA J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250 Joseph Swan – 2916 Laguna Rd, Forestville; 707 573-3747 Kachina – 4551 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 332-7917 Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street E, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700 Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours KENDALL-JACKSON – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings KENDALL-JACKSON – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Children & Pets OK Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Kokomo – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0200 Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Kunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, Healdsburg; 707 431-9400 Lago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-2999 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209 Landmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Larson Family – (Cornerstone, tasting room for boutique wineries) 23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707 933-3010 Larson Family – 23570 Highway 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Laurel Glen – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5:30 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30 Open daily 11-4 by appt Open by appointment only Sat Sun 11-4 Fri-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 9-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4 Open daily 10:30-5:30 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11am-6pm

LEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5 Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Limerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Open daily 10-5

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Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Pastori Winery – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418 Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Pellegrini Family– 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244 Pendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732 Peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 No, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111 Peterson – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 Portalupi – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Porter Creek – 8735 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6321 Preston Vineyards – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 RH – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Ramazzotti Wines – 22910 Walling Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3428 Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Ravenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4365 Remick Ridge – tasted at Adler Fels, 9575 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-6131 Richardson Winery – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Ridge Vineyards – 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 River Road Vnyds – 5220 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130 Robert Hunter – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305 RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK ROESSLER – 380 First St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 Rosenblum Winery – 250 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1169 Roshambo – (Cornerstone, tasting room for boutique wineries) 23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 888-525-9463 Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Rued – 3863 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1569 Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser Rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 Russian River Vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138 Sapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992 SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed Sebastopol Vineyards – Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Seghesio Winery – 14730 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Sharp –17560 Norrborn Road, Sonoma; 707 933-0556 Sheldon – 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol; 707 829-8100 Saracina/Atrea – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Thur-Mon 10-4 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 11am-6pm Open 10-4 by appointment Open daily 11am-6pm Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11am-6pm Open Mon-Sun 11-6 Open daily 11am-6pm Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-6 Thu-Mon 11-4, Tue-Wed by appt Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Thur-Sun 12-6 Open daily 11-4:30 Open Thu-Mon 10-4 Open daily 11:30-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment or Thurs-Mon 11-4:30 Open daily 11am-6pm Open daily 10-4 Open daily11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Daily 10-5 Open daily 10–5 Open daily 11-5:30 Open by appointment only Fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-4 or by appt VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS
Our wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Room or through our Wine Club Enoteca. We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.

Siduri Wines – 980 Airway Dr, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 942-7026 Simi Winery – 16275 Healsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-6981 SL Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Sojourn Cellars –141 E. Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753 SONOMA-ENOTECA – 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Sonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Pealuma; 707 769-5203 Spann – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674 Staley – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Stonestreet – 7111 Highway 128; 707 473-3333; Healdsburg Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda Rock Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7745 Suncé Winery – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Talty – 7127 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8438 Tandem – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Terroirs Artisan Wines: Damskey & Co. – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Three Alarm – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Thumbprint Cellars – 36 North St, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 Toad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 TOPEL – Tasting Room in Healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food Pairings TRENTADUE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5590 Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Viansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700

By appointment daily 10-3 Mon-Sat 9-5, tours by appt Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only 11-6 Wed-Mon, Tue seasonal Mon-Sat 12-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 9-5 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4 Most Saturdays 12-4 or by appt. Open daily 10:30-5

Open daily 11:30-5:30; Thu, Fri, Sat til 6 Mon-Fri 12-8, later on weekends Open daily 11-4 Sat-Sun 11-4 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11-7 Open daily 10-5 Thur-Sun 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Mon-Sat 10-5 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5

9077 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood • Open Daily 10am-5pm 707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.com Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 River Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-5166 Wellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 White Oak Vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-84291 Williamson – 134 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-1500 WILSON – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Woodenhead – 5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 887-2703 Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8511 Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Thur-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-7 Open daily 11-5 Open Thu-Sun 10:30-4:30 Fri-Sat 11-4, Sun 1-4, weekdays & tours by appt. Open daily 11-4:30

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Ahlgren Vineyard – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 800 338-6071 Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Road, Corralitos; 831 728-5172 Aptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680 Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, Capitola; 831 462-1065 Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 Beauregard – 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-WINE Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396 Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789 Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120 BURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Byington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977 Cinnabar – 23000 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-5858 Clos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 800 ITS-WINE Clos Tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235 COOPER-GARROD – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, Tours Creekview – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143 Domenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443 Equinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 FLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Children Welcome Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986 Fortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133 Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551 La Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister; 831 636-1023 LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950 MARTIN RANCH – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938 Sat 12-4 or by appointment Sat 12-5 or by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily 11-6 Open daily 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointment Open daily 12-close Open by appointment only Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 9-6 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5 Open by appointment only Special events and by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 By appointment 11-5 or 3rd weekend of the month Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointment Open daily 12-5 By appointment only Fri-Sun 12-5 Some Sat, call for appointment Tue-Sun 12-6 Open by appointment only Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 12-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 9-5 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt Open daily 10-5 Open Daily Summer 12-6 , Winter 12-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt 12-4 third weekend of each month Open by appointment only Open 3rd Sat-Sun or by appointment Wed-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10, Mon 4-10, Tue 4-12 Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pe dro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821 Muns Vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663 Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871 Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Osocalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 Page Mill Winery – 13686 Page Mill Road, Los Altos HIlls; 650 948-0958 Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991 Pelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601 Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478 Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500 Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244 Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 335-4242 SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Silver Mountain – off Old San Jose-Soquel Rd Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278 Silver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552 Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Summerayne – Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638 Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Testarossa Vineyards – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Trout Gulch – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789 Vinocruz – Abbott Square on Cooper Street, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Vine Hill – 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain Rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144 Windy Oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463 Zayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992 CARMEL VALLEY Bernardus – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Boëté at Valley Hills Tasting Rm– 7156A Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel; 831 624-2600 Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Cima Collina – San Carlos, between Ocean & 7th, Carmel; 831 620-0645 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Summer 12-6 daily, Winter 12-5 Thur-Mon 11- 6 Tue-Sun 10-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Special events & by appointment Special events & by appointment Open daily 12-5 Open by appointment only Fri-Sun 12-5:30 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment only Fri-Sun 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Sat 11-4, Sun by appointment Summer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4, Winter by appointment Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Open daily 10-5 Sat-Sun 12-5:30 or by appointment Summer Sat-Sun 11-5, Winter Sat-Sun 11-4 Open by appointment only Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment Wed-Sun 12-5:30 Open daily 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Sat 12-4 by appointment Thu-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-4 Open daily 12-5 Open by appointment only Thu-Mon 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Tue-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-close Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-6 Special events & by appointment Open by appointment only Special events & by appointment Special events & by appointment

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Galante Vineyards – between Ocean & 7th, Dolores; Carmel; 831 624-3800 Georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Rancho Cellars – 26340 Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel; 831 625-5646 Talbott Vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Taste Morgan – 204 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel; 831 626-3700 MONTEREY WINERIES A Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 Cannery Row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Bargetto Winery – 700 Cannery Row Suite G, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149 Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831-6569463 VENTANA VINEYARDS – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 SALINAS VALLEY A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Blackstone Winery – 850 South Alta St, Gonzales; 831 675-5341 Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Chalone Vineyards – Stonewall Canyon Rd (Hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717 HAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Scheid Vineyards – 1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 VENTANA VINEYARDS – 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Wrath Wines – 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 Mon-Fri 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4 Summer 10:30-4:30, Winter 11-4 Open by appointment only Sat-Sun 11:30-5, weekdays by appt Mon-Fri 11-4 Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 11-4 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-4:30 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 11-6 Mon-Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5 Mon-Fri by appointment only Open daily 11-7 Open daily 11-5 Open daily , call for hours Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Sun-Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6 Summer daily 11-6, Winter 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5:30 Mon-Sat 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Frey – 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5177 Goldeneye Winery – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707 744-8466 Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake; 707 995-3500 Handley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2190 High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 E. State Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-9400 Horne – 2200 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069 Husch Vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3216 JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 877-462-0666 Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995 Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 Le Vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304 Lolonis Vineyards – 1905 Rd D, Redwood Valley; 707 485-7544 Londer Vineyards – 14051 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-3900 Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 Ell River Rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 WINE (9463) Maple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 McDowell Valley – 13380 S. Hwy 101, Hopland 707 744-8911 McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. Hwy 101 Suite #5, Hopland; 707 744-8463 McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 800-564-2582 Monte Lago Winery – Clear Lake, 510-599.LAGO Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319 Navarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Noggle Vineyards & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319 Oster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257 Pacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 707 463-5357 Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 10-5 Thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7 Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in Winter Open daily 11-5 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Summer: Fri-Mon 11-5; Winter Fri-Sun 11-5 May-Oct, Fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt Open by appointment only By appt Open by appointment only Open daily 9-5 Philo Ridge – Call for an appoinment on weekends, 707 489-2303 Ployez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 SCHARFFENBERGER CELLARS – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Shannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Shed Horn Cellars – Socrate Mine Road, Middletown; 707 987-4716 Silversmith Vineyards – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sol Rouge – P.O. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000 Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Steele Wines – 4350 Thomas Drive, Lakeport; 707 279-9475 Terrill Cellars and Tuscan Village – 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake; 707 252-8444 Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake; 707 994-4068 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Mon-Tue 12-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30, Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Daily 10:30-5 By appt Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Daily 11-4:30 By appt October-March 10-5 Daily, April-September 10-6 Daily Mon-Sat 11-5 Daily 10-4p Fri-Mon 10-4:30 Mon-Frid 10-5, by appointment Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Sat & Sun 10-5 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4 By appt Open daily 11-5 Open Fr-Mo 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Thu-Mon 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily10-5 Open by appointment only Fri - Sun 11-5 By appt Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Open by appointment Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open weekends 10-6, weekdays by appt.

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Barra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Bell Hill Vineyards– 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Brassfield Estate– 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895 Breggo Cellars – 11001 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Brutocao Cellars – 7000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Ceago Del Lago – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill Creek Rd, Ukiah; 707.462.7146 Claudia Springs – 1810 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs Rd. N., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651 Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1129 Eden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 Esterlina – 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo; 707 895-2920 Fetzer Vineyards – Hwy 175, Hopland; 707 744-1250

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Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Nice; 707 274-9373 Weibel Vnyds – 13300 Buckman Dr., Hopland; 707 744-2200 Whaler Vineyards – 6200 E Side Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355 Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6 Open Daily 10-5 GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Hidden Creek – 21 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 101, Livermore (at Blacksmith Square); 925-989-1163 J. Doran – 1133 Burwood Way, Antioch; (925) 418-5630 John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Little Valley Winery– 739 Main St, Pleasanton Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE Marr Cellars – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt Daily 10-5 Daily 10-5 Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt Sat & Sun 12-5 or by appt Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by app Tours & tasting by appointment only Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt Daily 10-5 Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214 Miramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 Occasio – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Red Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Tamas Estate – 5489 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Mon-Sat 12-4 Thurs-Sat 4:30-8:30 Sat-Sun 12-5, Mon-Fri by appointment Open 12-5 by appointment Wed-Sun 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Mon-Fri 7-6, Sat-Sun 11-6 Fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE The Singing Winemaker – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411 Fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5 Thu-Sun 12-5 Open by appointment Thu-Sun 12-6 Open daily 12-4 Weekends 12-4:30 Wed 4-9, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Tue-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Tue-Sun 11-5 Thu-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-6 Tue-Wed 12-2, Thu-Fri 12-4, Sat 11-4 Sun-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-8 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 Wed-Sun 11-5:30 Open daily 12-4:30 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 Open daily 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Tue-Sun 11-5 Tue-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 11-6:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 Thu-Mon 12-4:30 Open by appointmentViano Vineyards

SUISUN VALLEY
Blacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop King Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy Road, Suisun City; 707 426-4424 Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Tenbrink Vineyards – 4185 Chadbourne Road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334 Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025 Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Blue Victorian Vineyards – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., Fairfield; 707 422-8025

May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30

Suisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt Vezer Family Tasting Room – 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield; 707 429-3958 Daily 10-5

YOLO COUNTY
Berryessa Gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 Hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 Carvalho Family Winery – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Heringer Estates – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1227 Old Sugar Mill – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-165 Satiety Vineyards – 40101 County Rd 25A, Woodland; 530 661-0680 Solomon Wine Co. – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Todd Taylor Wines – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Bloomfield Vnyd– 633 First Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463 Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714 Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900 Wed-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm Open by appointment Open by appointment Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Sat 12-4 or by appt. Open by appointment Open by appointment Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt. Open by appointment Wed-Mon 9-5pm

BAY AREA/LIVERMORE
Bent Creek Winery – 5455 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-6320 Big White House – 6800 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1976 Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-0554 Cedar Mountain – 7000 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6636 Charles R Vnyds – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd, Livermore; 925 454-3040 Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Vly; 510 582-9900 Concannon – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Crooked Vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8156 Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510-304-0914 Deer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 el Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4 Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 12-4 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays) Open daily 11-4:30 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, Sun 11-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Fri-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 12-5

Hannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette; 925 283-1245 New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley Road, Martinez; 925 366-8463 Odisea Wine Co. – 963 Redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662 Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, Concord; 925 771-7107 Parkmon Vineyards– 55 Laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980 Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook Court, Walnut Creek; 925-988-9463 Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord; 925 219-2279 Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 Elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463 Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
Abundance Vnyds/Mencarini Family Winery –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Akin Estates – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8115 Open daily 11-6 Wed. Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6

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Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Boitano Family – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 286-1595 Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at Clements Ridge, 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 334-4338 Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 cellardoor – 21 N. School Street, Lodi; 209 339-4394 Chocoholics Divine Desserts – 18819 E. Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3320 Clements Ridge – 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3850 Cosentino Winery – 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8014 d‘Art Wines – 13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi; 209 334-9946 Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School Street, Lodi; 209 366-2634 Delicato Family – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Gnekow Family Winery– 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Grady Family – tasted at Woodbridge Uncorked, Woodbridge; 209365-7575 Grand Amis – 115 North School Street Suite 5, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Housley’s Century Oak – 22211 Lower Sacramento, Acampo; 209 334-3482 Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 LangeTwins Winery – 1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo; 209 334-9780 Lobo Loco Wines – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 916 687-4767 Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 21831 N, Lodi. Highway 99; Lodi; 209 369-9463 The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 M2 Wines – 1376 East Turner Road Suite D, Lodi; 209 339-1071 Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368 McCormack Williamson – 3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 Michael David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3860 Mokelumne Oaks – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 339-1108 Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12 (Victor Road), Lodi; 209 369-4758 Old Lockeford Winery – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-9770 Omega Cellars– 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent Road, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Spenker Winery – 17303 N. De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467 St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646 St. Jorge Winery – 22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo; 209 365-0202 Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3314 The Coliseum – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 747-7733 VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Vino Piazza – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 800-939-2566 vMv Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Watts – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Weibel – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-9463 Woodbridge Uncorked – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Thu-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 12-5 Fri 1-11, Sat 1-9, Sun 12-5 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-6 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Tue-Wed 11-6, Thu-Sat 11-9, Sun 10-3 Open daily 9-5:30 Open daily 11-5 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Fri-Sun 1-5 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat 11-5, Sun 12:30-5 Thu-Sun 12-5 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-4 Wed-Mon 12-5 Open by appointment only Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Open daily 10-5 Thu-Sun 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-5 Sat-Sun11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Thu-Sun 12-5 Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6 Fri-Mon 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Thu-Sun 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6 Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4 Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt only Open by appointment only Fri-Sun 11-5 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-6 Wed, Thu, Sun 11-5, Fri 11-7, Sat 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Thu-Mon 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 WOODBRIDGE – 5950 Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by Appt Open daily 10:30-4:30

SIERRA FOOTHILLS
AMADOR COUNTY Amador Cellars – 11093 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6150 Amador County Wine Cellar– 14207 Hwy 49, Amador City; 209 267-0104 Amador Foothill Winery – 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, 209 245-6307 Avio – 14520 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1515 Bella Piazza – 19900 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4600 Bray Vineyards – 10590 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6023 C.G. Di Arie – 19919 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4700 Charles Spinetta Winery – 12557 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3384 Clos Du Lac Cellars – 3151 Hwy 88/Jackson Vlly Rd, Ione; 209 274-2238 Convergence Vnyds – 14650 Hwy 124, Plymouth; 209 245-3600 Cooper Vineyards – 21365 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6181 Deaver Vineyards – 12455 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4099 Dillian Wines – 12138 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3444 Dobra Zemlja Winery – 12505 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3183 Domaine de la Terra Rouge/Easton Wines– 10801 Dickson Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3117 Drytown Cellars – 16030 Hwy 49, Drytown; 866-379-8696 Karly – 11076 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3922 Karmére – 11970 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-5000 Nine Gables – 10778 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3949 Nua Dair Vineyards – 13825 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 245-5567 Renwood – 12225 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6979 Serenidad – 21339 Dickson Way, Plymouth; 209 245-5304 x19 Shenandoah Vineyards – 12300 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4455 Sobon Estate – 14430 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6554 Stonehouse Winery – 10861 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6888 Stoneridge Winery – 13862 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 223-1761 Story Winery – 10525 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6208 Sutter Creek Wine Tasting – 85 Main St, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838O Sutter Ridge – 14110 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1316 Tanis Vineyards – 13120 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 274-4807 TKC Vineyards – 11001 Valley Dr, Plymouth; 209 245-6428 Terra D’Oro – 20680 Shenandoah Schl Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6942 Villa Toscano – 10600 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3800 Vino Noceto – 11011 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6556 Wilderotter Vineyard – 19890 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6016 Young’s Vineyard – 10120 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3005 CALAVERAS COUNTY Beaux Chevaux – 466B Main St, Murphys; 209-728-1000 Black Sheep Winery – 221 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2157 Bodega Del Sur Winery– 457C Algiers St, Murphys; 209 728-9030 Brice Station – 3353 E. Hwy 4, Murphys; 209 728-9893 Broll Mountain – 106 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9750 Chatom Vineyards – 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat; 209 736-6500 Fri-Sun 11-5 Daily 11-5 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment Sat-Sun 1-5 Open daily 11-5 Morse Wines/Il Gioiello Winery– 22355 Lawrence Rd, Fiddletown; 209 245-3395 Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-6 & holidays Fri-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Mon 10-5 Thurs-Mon 10-4:30 Mon, Thu, Fri 8-4, Sat-Sun 9-5 Wed-Sun 10-4 Fri-Sun 10-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Open daily 10:30-5 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Mon 11-4 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 12-4 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Sat-Sun 11-5 Mo-We 11:3:30, Thu-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 or by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 9:30-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open by appointment only Daily Sum 11-5, Win 11-4 pen daily 11-6 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 Sat 11-5, Sun 1-4 or by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 11-5 Fri-Mon 10:30-5 Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10:30-4

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Domaine Becquet – 2173 Highway 12 East, Valley Springs; 209 772-1303 Domaine Becquet – 415 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8487 French Hill Winery – 8032 So. Main St, Mokelumne Hill; 209 286-1800 French Hill Winery – 488 Main Street, Murphys; 209-728-8022 Frog’s Tooth Vineyards – 350 Main St. Ste 5, Murphys; 209 728-2700 Hatcher Winery – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 605-7111 Indian Rock – 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-8514 Irish Vineyards – 2849 Hwy 4, Vallecito; 209 736-1299 Ironstone Vineyards – 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys; 209 728-1251 Laraine/Gerber – 3675 Six Mile Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-4766 Lavender Ridge – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2441 Milliaire Winery – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1658 Muir’s Legacy – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-0500 Newsome-Harlow – 403 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9817 Solomon Wine Co. – 397-A Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8290 Stevenot Winery – 2690 San Domingo Rd, Murphys; 209 728-3436 Stevenot Winery – Main & Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-0148 Twisted Oak – 4280 Red Hill Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-9080 Twisted Oak – 350 Main Street, Murphys; 209 736-9080 Vina Moda – 634 French Gulch Road, Murphys; 209 728-9911 Zucca Mountain – 431 Main St, Murphys; 209 736-2949 EL DORADO COUNTY Auriga Wine Cellars – 3500 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-8078 Boeger Winery – 1709 Carson Rd, Placerville; 530 622-8094 Busby Cellars – 6375 Grizzly Flat Rd, Somerset; 530 344-9119 Cantiga Wineworks & Deli – 5951 Mt. Aukum Rd, Somerset; 530 621-3352 Cedarville Vnyd – 6320 Marestail Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-9463 Charles B. Mitchell – 8221 Stoney Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3467 Chateau Rodin – 4771 Green Hill Rd, Placerville; 530 622-6839 Chateau Routon – 2800 Omo Ranch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5818 Chevalier Winery – 5720 French Creek Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-1676 Tasting Room – 2530 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 888 802-9321 Colibri Ridge – 6100 Gray Rock Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7255 Coulson Winery – 3600 Carson Rd; Camino; 877 253-9672 Crystal Basin Winery – 3550 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-1767 David Girard Vineyards – 741 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville; 530 295-1833 dkcellars – 7380 Vineyard View Dr, Fair Play; 530 620-1132 Fenton Herriott – 120 Jacquier Ct, Placerville; 530 642-2021 Fitzpatrick Winery – 7740 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3248 Fleur de Lys – 7696 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2246 Gold Hill Vineyard – 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522 Granite Springs Winery – 5050 Granite Springs Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-6395 Iverson Vineyards – 8061 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7474 Holly’s Hill Winery – 3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville; 530 344-0227 Jodar Vineyards – 3405 Carson Court, Camino; 530 644-3474 Latcham Vineyards – 2860 Omo Ranch Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-6642 Lava Cap – 2221 Fruitridge, Placerville; 530 621-0175 Madrona Vineyards – 2560 High Hill Road, Camino; 530 644-5948 Mining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Miraflores Winery – 2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville; 530 647-8505 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5, Summer: Fridays ’til 8 Fri-Sun 11-5:30 Fri-Sun 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Open by appointment only Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10:30-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4 Sat 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Wed-Mon 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Thur-Sun 10-5 or by appointment Sat-Sun 11-5 Thur-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Thur-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Summer Thu-Sun 11-6, Winter Fri-Sun 11-6 Tue-Sun 11-5 Winter Fri-Sun 11-5, Summer Thu-Mon 11-5 Fri 1-5, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5, Mon 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-5, Mon-Thu 12-5 Fri-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-5 Mon,Tue, Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Mon, Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5 Wed-Fri 1-5, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Mon, Thu Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Mount Aukum Winery – 6781 Tower Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-1675 Narrow Gate Vyds – 4282 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 530 644-6201 Oakstone Winery – 6440 Slug Gulch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5303 ParaVi Vineyards – 2875 Larsen Dr, Camino; 530 647-9463 Perry Creek Vnyds – 7400 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5175 Picchetti Winery Tstg Rm – 3135 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe; 530 541-1500 Sierra Oaks Estates – 6713 Mt. Aukum Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7079 Sierra Vista Winery – 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville; 530 622-7221 Single Leaf Vineyards – 7480 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3545 Sogno Winery – 3046 Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 672-6968 Stone’s Throw – 3541 North Canyon Rd, Camino; 530 622-5100 Thompson’s Mining Camp Winery– 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Toogood Estate Winery – 7280 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-1910 Van Der Vijver Estate – 7451 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3210 Venezio Vineyard – 5821 Hwy 49, Coloma; 530 885-9463 Windwalker Vnyds – 7360 Perry Creek, Fair Play; 530 620-4054 Winery by the Creek – 8085 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2402 Wofford Acres – 1900 Hidden Valley Rd, Camino; 530 626-6858 MERCED COUNTY Red Rock Winery – 7326 E. Hwy 140, Merced; 209 722-7625 NEVADA COUNTY Avanguardia – 13028 Jones Bar Rd, Nevada City; 530 274-9482 Burch Hall – 108 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 272-7000 Coufos Cellars – 10065 Rough & Ready Rd, Rough & Ready; 530 274-2923 Double Oak – 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City; 530 292-3235 Indian Springs – 303 Broad St, Nevada City; 530 478-1068 Lucchesi Vineyards – 167 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 274-2164 Montoliva Vineyard – 15629 Mount Olive Rd, Chicago Park; 530 346-6577 Naggiar Vineyards – 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley; 530 268-9059 Nevada CityWinery –321 Spring Street, Nevada City; 530 265-9463 Pilot Peak Winery – 12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley; 530 432-3321 Sierra Knolls – 19635 Kingswood Ct, Grass Valley; 530 268-9225 Sierra Starr – 209 W. Main Street, Grass Valley; 530 477-8282 Smith Vineyard – 13577 Dog Bar Rd, Grass Valley; 530 273-7032 Solune Winegrowers– 16303 Jewett Lane, Grass Valley; 530 271-0990 Truckee River – 10061 South River St, Truckee; 530 587-4626 PLACER COUNTY Dono dal Cielo Estate Vnyds – 6100 Wise Rd, Newcastle, 530 888-0101 Fawnridge – 5560 Fawnridge Rd, Auburn, 530 887-9522 Green Family – 3420 Pine Ridge Ln, Auburn; 530 888-8866 Mt. Vernon – 10850 Mt. Vernon Rd, Auburn; 530 823-1111 Ophir Wines – 7870 Santini Lane, Newcastle; 916 531-3055 Pescatore – 7055 Ridge Rd, Newcastle; 916 663-1422 Rancho Roble – 340 Fleming Rd, Lincoln; 916 645-2075 Secret Ravine – 4390 Gold Trail Way, Loomis; 916 652-6015 Vina Castellano – 4590 Bell Rd, Auburn; 530 889-BULL Fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 10-5 Open by appointment only Thu-Sun 11-5 Sat 12-4 until Dec. or by appointment (most) Sat-Sun 1-5 Thu-Sat 1-4 (most) Sat-Sun 12-4 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat 11-5 Feb-Dec or by appointment Sun-Thu 11:30-5, Fri-Sat 11:30-6 Open daily 11-Dusk Sat-Sun 12-4 Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Mon-Sat 12-6, Su 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-5 (closed Tues.) Sat 1-5 Mar-Dec or by appointment Sat-Sun 12-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Wed-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-6 Thur-Sun 11-5 Thur-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5:30 Wed-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Daily 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5

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