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DAY TRIPS
SPRING/SUMMER 2017
Sonoma County Preferred Wine Country

10 Day Trips Helpful Information


NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY WINERIES MAP 9 TOURS
dry Creek Valley 10-17 Executive Charters & Limousine 8
dry Creek Road Wineries 16-17 Wine Carriage 25
Healdsburg 18-25 The Barlow 37
Russian River 27-33
Taste 116 32-33 Crystal Garden Gift Shop 53
Sebastopol 34-38 Marin Cheese factory 71
Santa Rosa 39-43 ELEVATEd WINERY EXPERIENCES 4
VJB Cellars 4
SONOMA VALLEY WINERIES MAP 44 ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery 4
Kenwood 45-53 Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens 4
Glen Ellen 54-58 BREWERIES & dISTILLERIES 5-7
Sonoma 59-63 Carneros Brewing Company 6/68
6 Great Glasses on Sonoma Plaza 62-63 Bear Republic Brewing Company 7
Los Carneros 64-68 Prohibition Spirits 6
Petaluma 69-71 Sonoma County distilling Co. 5/6
dINING RECOMMENdATIONS 72-73
SONOMA COUNTY WINERIES MAP 78-79 VARIETALS CHART 74-77

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B.R. Cohn Winery 58 fritz Underground Winery 11 Mutt Lynch Winery 40
Balletto Vineyards 32 Hanna Winery and Vineyards 32 Occidental Road Cellars 33
Bear Republic Brewing 7 Harvest Moon Estate and Winery 32 Pangloss Cellars 63
Breathless Wines 21 Hook & Ladder Winery 31/32 Passaggio 62
Bump Wine Cellars 63 Jacuzzi family Vineyards 65 Peterson Winery 16
Carneros Brewing Company 6/68 Jigar Wines 33 Prohibition Spirits 6
Cast Wines 17 Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate 41 Robledo family Winery 67
Char Vale Winery 38 Kenwood Vineyards 52 Rodney Strong Vineyards 24
Chateau Ador 42 Korbel Champagne Cellars 28 Russian River Vineyards 33
Chateau St. Jean 49 La Crema Tasting Lounge 23 Simi Winery 20
La Rochelle Wines 48
Cochon Tasting Bar 61 Lake Sonoma Winery 60/62 Sonoma County distilling Co. 5/6
Comstock Wines 17 Landmark Vineyards 47 Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards 30
dArgenzio Winery 43 Ledson Winery & Vineyards 46 Sonoma Portworks 70
dutcher Crossing Winery 13 MacLaren 63 Spicy Vines 22
dutton Estate Winery 32 Madrone Estate Winery 57 Taft Street Winery 33
Ektimo Vineyards 32 Manzanita Creek 50 Trattore farms: Wine and Olive Oil 14
Enkidu Winery 62 Matanzas Creek Winery 55 Truett Hurst Winery 15/17
Eric Ross Winery 56 Meadowcroft Wines 66 VJB Cellars 51
ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery 12 Moondance Cellars 35 Wind Gap Wines 36
forchini Vineyards & Winery 16 Moshin Vineyards 29 Wine Guerrilla 33
ELEVATED WINERY EXPERIENCES
VJB CELLARS [Kenwood]
Experience a taste of Italy in the scenic Sonoma Valley at this family-run winery
that prides itself on Old World charm and hospitality. A wine tasting menu filled
with small production Italian varietals will whet your appetite for a leisurely lunch
of antipasti and pizza from the deli and wood-fired oven. On weekends at 1 p.m.,
enjoy a serenade by the Wine Country Tenors as you sip and savor on the
sun-drenched piazza. Browse the marketplace filled with owner Maria
Belmontes homemade sauces, pastas that are made onsite, as well as a huge
selection of Italian specialty goods. Finish your visit with a treat from the
chocolate and gelato shop.
60 Shaw Avenue, Kenwood CA 95452
(707) 833-2300 | www.vjbcellars.com

KENdALL-JACKSON fARM-TO-TABLE dINNER SERIES [Santa Rosa]


Experience an open-air feast under the amphitheater of the Sonoma County
night. Immerse yourself in the stunning Kendall-Jackson Estate gardens around
a shared table hosted by wine experts, culinary sta and master gardener.
The family-style dinner experience will be fueled by the days harvest from the
culinary gardens and the bounty of Sonoma County, paired with Kendall-
Jackson estate wines. Upcoming dates are May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12,
September 9 and October 14.
$175 per person, Club members: $125 per person, limit four reservations
for more information or reservations, call 800-769-3649
5007 fulton Road, Santa Rosa | 866-287-9818 | email: kjwines@kj.com

fERRARI-CARANO VINEYARdS & WINERY [Healdsburg]


Book a Private Tasting in the beautifully appointed PreVail Room:
SCENTIMENTS Youll become familiar with 12 fresh aromas that are present
in ve delicious wines. See if you are able to identify them!
MATCHMAKER Wine and food pairing made easy. Youll taste four wines
perfectly paired with delicious, seasonal small bites from the winery chef.
CABERNET TERROIR Dirt matters! Learn about terroir as you taste through
four wines from uniquely dierent vineyards paired with local charcuterie .
KING Of REdS A fan of big reds? Taste four Cab-based wines and a delicious
dessert wine paired with chocolates and dried fruit.
8761 dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg | 800-831-0381 | www.ferrari-carano.com

OTHER NOT-TO-BE-MISSEd UNIQUE WINERY EXPERIENCES


MAYO RESERVE ROOM [Kenwood]
A seven-course pairing menu that includes seven Mayo Family Reserve wines Reservations: (707) 833-5504 | www.mayofamilywinery.com
BENZIGER WINERY [Glen Ellen]

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Biodynamic Vineyard Tram Tour Reservations: 24 hour advance notice, www.benziger.com, (707) 935-4527
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Sonoma County distilling Co.
f ounded in 2010, Sonoma County Distilling Company is now
considered one of the pioneers in craft whiskey-makingnot
just here in Sonoma County, but in all of California. Every aspect
WHISKEYS
Rye, Cherrywood Rye, Wheat and
of their distillation process is done with intention and West of Kentucky Bourbon whiskeys.
authenticity. The distillery takes great pride in how their
whiskeys are crafted and shares with its drinkers on the bottle fUN fACTS
Awarded 2017 Best Of Class for their Sonoma
labels mash bill each type of grain used, the aging time in new, Straight Rye Whiskey Cask Strength Whiskey by
charred American Oak barrels and colorful tasting notes and American Craft Spirits Association
cocktail suggestions. A mash bill is an ingredients list if you will. Its the
Their collection of rye, wheat and bourbon whiskeys are combination of grains used to make whiskeys. These
crafted with a grain-to-glass philosophy meaning every step of grains are cooked and fermented to begin the
the production is done in-house. Using only the finest non- distillation process. There are typically three grains
GMO and organic grains from across California, traditional used in a whiskey mash bill - corn, rye or wheat-
direct-fire copper pot stills, the purest spring water from the anchored by unmalted or malted barley.
Sierras and harnessing the coastal influences found in the unique dONT MISS
terroir of Sonoma Countythis is whiskey the way it was meant Join the Whiskey Club to gain access to distillery-only
to be made. whiskeys, club release parties and special events.
The steel-toed boots and Dungarees are not just for show. Limited-release bottlings of Organic California Rye
The pot stills are lit at 3 a.m. to ensure they reach the correct Whiskey and Black True Rye Whiskey. These small
temperature prior to the distillation of the mash. Grains are batch oerings sell out quickly!
milled on-site; each bottle hand-filled and labeled. Every visitor
in the tasting room is greeted with a drop of whiskey and a smile. Sonoma County distilling Company
The distillery is open for sales and tastings without Tastings & Sales | Wed- Sun 11am- 5pm
reservations and tours of their production facility (by Tours by appointment | Thurs-Sun 11am, 2pm, 4pm
appointment) are a must-do when visiting. Youll even come
5625 State Farm Drive, Unit 17, Rohnert Park
away with a souvenir crystal whiskey glass as a memento of your
tour, not to mention, a deeper appreciation of California craft (707) 583-7753
whiskey at its best. >> TANYA SEIBOLD SonomaCountydistilling.com/book-a-tour

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BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES
CARNEROS BREWING COMPANY [Sonoma]
The Carneros Brewing Company is ideally located in the heart
of Wine Countrys Carneros region. The sta is passionate
about beer and can highlight the dierent aromas and avors
found in each. Start with a self-guided tour that begins at
the hop trellises outside in the beer garden the foundation
of their craft brews. Or, go straight to the Tap Room Bar and
order a beer ight or a pint. The Beer Garden is an outdoor
oasis where visitors can relax and soak in the beautiful sur-
roundings while enjoying their small-batch craft brews. Local
food trucks are there on weekends.
22985 Burndale Road, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 938-1880 | carnerosbrewing.com

PROHIBITION SPIRITS [Sonoma]


Discover a new side of wine country and taste highly acclaimed,
small-batch, artisanal spirits at their new distillery tasting
experience. The tasting room is an intimate location to explore
the aromas and avors of their craft spirits. Whether you are a
novice or acionado, they will guide you through an insightful
tasting to help you better appreciate and understand artisanal
spirits. The daily selection of hand-crafted spirits changes
based on the distilling and release schedule and some of the
spirits are seasonal or small-batches that can only be
experienced and sold onsite.
Located at the beautiful Sunset Magazine Gardens at
Cornerstone. 23750 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Open daily 10-5.
(707) 721-6394 | prohibition-spirits.com

SONOMA COUNTY dISTILLING CO. [Rohnert Park]


RYE & CHERRYWOOD RYE WHISKEY | WEST OF KEnTUCKY BOURBOn WHISKEY
Established in 2010, grain to glass is the focus at Sonoma
County Distilling Company. From the milling of non-GMO
grains, to the fermentation and distillation of the spirit, to
the aging in new, charred American Oak barrels, even the
hand-bottling and labelingevery level of the production is
handled in-house. Come tour the distillery, learn about the
Whiskey Club and taste for yourself why this is Californias
premier whiskey distillery.
Open Wed-Sun 11am-5pm, 6 tastes for $10.
Tours by appt Thurs-Sun, $20pp 6 tastes & souvenir glass

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5625 State farm dr, Unit 17, Rohnert Park | (707) 583-7753
SonomaCountydistilling.com/book-a-tour
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BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES

BEAR REPUBLIC BREWING COMPANY [Healdsburg]


Located in Wine Countrys Sonoma County, on the corner of
Healdsburgs historic downtown square, Bear Republic Brewing
Company oers award-winning food and world class,
handcrafted ales. Established in 1995 by third and fourth
generation Sonoma County residents, the norgrove family
invites you to come and discover their diverse menu, family
friendly atmosphere and more than 14 freshly brewed beers on
tap. A relaxed, casual dining experience is what you should
expect on your visit.
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
345 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg CA 95448
(707) 433-BEER | www.bearrepublic.com

SONOMA COUNTY BREWERIES & dISTILLERIES


101 NORTH BREWING CO. PLOW BREWING COMPANY
1304 Scott St d, Petaluma | (707) 701-5061 3334 Industrial Dr, Santa Rosa | (707) 843-4583
ACE CIdER, THE CALIfORNIA CIdER COMPANY OLd REdWOOd BREWING COMPANY
2064 Gravenstein Hwy no, Sebastopol | (707) 829-1 101 9000 Windsor River Road, Windsor | (707) 657-7624
ALLEY 6 CRAfT dISTILLERY RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING COMPANY
401 Grove St d, Healdsburg | (707) 484-3593 | 725 4th Street, Santa Rosa | (707) 545-2337
BARREL BROTHERS BREWING COMPANY ST fLORIAN'S BREWERY
399 Business Park Ct #506, Windsor | (707) 696-9487 7704 Bell Rd, Windsor | (707) 838-2739
COOPERAGE BREWING COMPANY SONOMA BROTHERS dISTILLING
981 Airway Court, Suite G, Santa Rosa | (707) 293-9787 7759 Bell Rd, Windsor | (707) 888-2120
CROOKEd GOAT BREWING SONOMA CIdER
120 Morris St #120, Sebastopol | (707) 827-3893 44 Mill St, Healdsburg | (707) 723-7018
dEMPSEY'S RESTAURANT & BREWERY SONOMA COAST SPIRITS
50 E Washington St, Petaluma | (707) 765-9694 1333 n. McDowell Blvd. #F, Petaluma | (707) 331-0718
fOGBELT BREWING COMPANY SONOMA SPRINGS BREWING CO
1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa | (707) 978-3400 19449 Riverside Dr #101, Sonoma | (707) 938-742
GRAV SOUTH BREW CO. SPIRIT WORKS dISTILLERY
7950 Redwood Dr #15, Cotati | (707) 753-4198 6790 McKinley St #100, Sebastopol, | (707) 634-4793
GRIffO dISTILLERY STEELE & HOPS
1320 Scott St, Petaluma | (707) (707) 879-8755 1901 Mendocino Avenue. Santa Rosa | (707) 523-2201
HENHOUSE BREWING COMPANY STUMPTOWN BREWERY
322 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa | (707) 978-4577 15045 River Rd, Guerneville | (707) 869-0705
LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY THIRd STREET ALE WORKS BREWPUB
1280 n McDowell Blvd, Petaluma | (707) 769-4495 610 3rd Street, Santa Rosa | (707) 523-3060
PETALUMA HILLS BREWING COMPANY WOOdfOUR BREWING COMPANY
1333 n McDowell Blvd A | (707) 766-4458 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol | (707) 823-3144

Hours vary, call ahead or check online.


Executive Charters & Limousine
T here is nothing like touring the Northern California Wine Country by
.limousine or bus and Executive Charters & Limousine has a variety
of options to choose from. Whether youre taking a romantic weekend
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Executive Charters is a full line
tour & transportation company
couples escape, a bridal party looking for fun, or a corporate group providing statewide
needing chartered transportation to an offsite event, they have diverse transportation services.
vehicles and drivers to get you there. Executive Charters & Limousine Executive Charters has its own in
specializes in beer and wine tours, wedding shuttles and corporate house dedicated eet mechanics
and detailers, ensuring every
transportation. client receives a safe and clean
Based out of Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and Marin, Executive Charters ride on time, every time!
is central to all things wine related.
Executive Charters provides custom tailored private wine tours
where you choose your itinerary, or you have one of their professional Executive Charters
tour advisors design one for you based on the wineries, types of wine & Limousine
and the region of your choosing. Executive Charters mentions that Santa Rosa Location
among their top picks based on client feedback of wineries visited are: 1275 4th Street #714
Robledo Family Wines, Mercury Cellars and Trione Vineyards all Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Sonoma County wineries. (707) 527-7771
What about a craft beer tour? Executive Charters takes guests on Healdsburg Location
hops trails throughout Sonoma County, visiting popular breweries like 311 Center Street, Suite J
Russian River Brewing Company (famous for its Pliny the Elder and the Healdsburg, CA 95448
Younger), Bear Republic Brewing Co., Lagunitas and more. (707) 433-7771
Whether by limousine, plush charter buses, corporate vans, business for nationwide reservations,
class or luxury class sedans Executive Charters is a full-service call: 1-877-741-7007
transportation company that drives to and from any destination in the www.ECLworldwide.com
Bay Area, getting you there in style and peace of mind, safely. TCP #28066-A

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Dry Creek wine country is one of the smallest enclosed American
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must see for first-time and veteran wine lovers. Dry Creek boasts more
than 60 wineries producing a diverse range of wines from the famed
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Lake Sonoma Hatchery
3333 Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville
(707) 433-9483, www.parks.sonoma.net
Located in the beautiful foothills of Northern Sonoma County,
Lake Sonoma is surrounded by vineyards and land rich in
history. Here, visitors can observe the operation of the hatchery
and see displays which describe the life cycle of the coho
salmon, steelhead and chinook.
dry Creek Olive Oil, 4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
(707) 431-7200, www.DryCreekOliveCompany.com
Rooted in traditions as rich as the Dry Creek Soil, Dont miss the beautiful gardens at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery.
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fritz Underground Winery
I f you havent been up to Fritz Underground Winery
lately, then youre in for a treat when you arrive and
explore their collection of new tasting experiences and
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Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Cabernet
events. The newly renovated and modern-design tasting Sauvignon, Malbec, Zinfandel and Late Harvest Zinfandel
room is perched atop a hill at the estate, with their SPECIAL TOURS & TASTINGS
outdoor tasting patio boasting gorgeous views of Dry Underground Cave Tour is available
Creek Valley. Pack a picnic and enjoy a wine by-the-glass Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m & 2:00 p.m.
from their tasting menu when visiting. Vineyard Hike One of Fritzs winery team will guide you
on 2-mile trek of their 112-acre estate. The moderate-
Built in the late 1970s by namesake, Mr. Jay Arthur climb trail takes you through their vineyard and orchards,
Fritz, the winery was way ahead of its time. It was built an old redwood grove and to a natural mineral spring.
with sustainability in mind the three-level winery was Along the way, youll get an informative look at their
built into the side of a hill, which naturally controls the vineyard trellising systems and taste a wine or two grown
from a specic trellis block. After the hike, theres a
interior temperatures. This three level construction also behind the scenes tour of the winemaking facility and
allows the winemaker to craft great wines with gravity caves, followed by a seated tasting featuring ve of their
flow, thus eliminating the need for using pumps to move current release wines. Available year-round (weather
permitting) and is oered daily by appointment at 10:30
the wines. Not using pumps equals using less electricity a.m. for $45 per person.
and results in wines without harsh tannins.
Now run by Jays son, Clayton, the winery is still PLAN AHEAd
dedicated to sustainability and producing excellent wines. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the patio with Fritz wine.
This place is really worth visiting! The wines are great,
the building is unique, the picnic area is picturesque and fritz Underground Winery
the staff is fabulous! Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The tasting room staff is happy to discuss the history 24691 dutcher Creek Road, Cloverdale CA 95425
of the winery, the methods of sustainable winemaking www.fritzwinery.com | 1-800-418-9463
used at Fritz and a myriad of other topics. info@fritzwinery.com

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ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
N estled in picturesque Dry Creek Valley, Ferrari-Carano is home to award-
winning wines, acres of beautiful gardens and breathtaking vineyard
views. Starting with a small, 30-acre vineyard in the late 70s, Ferrari-Carano
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has grown to more than 1,600 certified sustainably farmed vineyard acres in and fun wine tasting option that features
six appellations. ve wineseach paired with a custom
Wine Tasting Daily No appointment needed At the winery, visitors blended chocolate bar, especially created
may taste classic and limited release wines in the Villa Fiore Wine Shop, in for the winery. How it works: each section
the Enoteca located in the underground cellar, or on Il Terrazzo, the outdoor of the semi-sweet chocolate bar has been
terrace overlooking the vineyards. Relax on the terrace with table service on crafted with dierent avorings
Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Relax and sip a glass of wine specically chosen to pair with one of the
while basking in the Sonoma County sunshine, as the winery now offers
Cabernet wines. Start at the beginning of
the bar, bite o a piece of chocolate and
wines by the glass or by the bottle for your enjoyment. then sip the corresponding Cabernet. This
Free Daily Winery Tour If youd like an in-depth look at Ferrari- combination of ne artisan chocolate
Carano, reserve your spot for the free winery tour. Hosted by friendly and expertly complements the fruit-forward
knowledgeable staff, you will stroll through the gardens, see vineyards up characteristics of the wines, and is a
close, perhaps catch one of the winemaking team or cellar crew hard at tasting experience you will not soon
work, view Don and Rhonda Caranos personal wine cellar, and visit the forget.
Enoteca and Villa Fiore tasting rooms. You will hear about Ferrari-Caranos
history how Don and Rhonda first came to Sonoma County on a wine
buying trip and fell in love with the area. After the tour, you are invited to
taste wines at the Classic Wine Bar or in the Enoteca. Winery tours are ferrari-Carano
available daily, 10 a.m., by appointment. To schedule your tour, call (707) Vineyards and Winery
433-6700 or 1-800-831-0381 or email tourinformation@ferrari-carano.com. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Private Tastings Each tasting, hosted in the PreVail Room, is 8761 dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
designed to highlight the many nuances of wine in a fun and informative
(707) 433-6700
way and include Matchmaker (a wine and food pairing), Chardonnay Lovers, www.ferrari-carano.com
The King of Reds, The PreVail Tasting and Scentiments, to name a few.
Private Tastings range in price from $20 to $35, and groups of up to eight
are welcome. For a private tasting, email privatetasting@ferrari-carano.com,
call the Hospitality Department or visit www.ferrari-carano.com. @ferraricarano

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dutcher Crossing Winery
O riginally the shared dream of a father and daughter, Dutcher
Crossing Winery in Sonoma Countys Dry Creek Valley has
come to represent a family-first approach to wine and
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The picnic area is lovely and its views of the
Dry Creek Valley are breathtaking. There are
hospitality. Debra and her father searched for many years to find
the perfect location to realize their passion. Together they six picnic tables under a wisteria-covered arbor.
explored many of the worlds premier wine regions, deciding on
The colorful, fragrant landscaping and manicured
lawns will make you want to kick o your shoes
Dry Creek Valley. Unfortunately, Debras father lost his battle
and stay a while.
with melanoma only three months before Debra acquired
Dutcher Crossing. The last Christmas gift he gave her before he VARIETALS
passed away was the vintage penny-farthing bicycle that has Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Syrah,
come to represent their journey together and her journey Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Port
forward in the wine industry.
As soon as Debra laid eyes on the Dutcher Crossing estate, fUN fACT
she knew she was home. The quaint charm of the winery evokes The sta are all ravenous Warriors and Giants fans,
the look of the farming community that flourished in Dry however, their football allegiances are divided!
Creek in the early 1900s. As visitors enter the winery, the wide
breezeway frames a panoramic view of the valleys lush hillsides. LITTLE KNOWN fACT
Guests are treated like part of the winery family as they sample a Dutcher Crossings self-appointed greeter and
mascot Dutchess is a rescue dog. Owner, Debra Mathy
selection of Dutcher Crossings award-winning wines in the
transported her all the way back from Taiwan!
tasting room or outside under the pergola.
Debra has formed a close relationship with her winemakers
Kerry Damskey and Nick Briggs. They share a common vision
dutcher Crossing Winery
that great wine is handcrafted in a way that is true to the Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
vineyard, vintage, and varietal. Over the years this vision has 8533 dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
allowed them to develop close bonds with some of the best
grape growers in the area. This artisanal small-lot approach to
www.dutchercrossingwinery.com
winemaking has made Dutcher Crossing wines some of the (707) 431-2700
most highly praised wines in Sonoma County. Look for Dutcher Crossing on Facebook.

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Trattore farms: Wine and Olive Oil
New Tasting Room, Winery and Olive Mill
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T rattore Farms recently moved to their estate vineyard after many
years of construction.
The tasting room leads to an outdoor patio with expansive views
Tim Bucher has had an anity for tractors since
he was young, hence the winerys name and the
tractor logo on the wine bottles. Trattore has
of the premier winegrowing region of Dry Creek Valley, synonymous more than 12 tractors on site, with the iconic
with Zinfandel. There, owner Tim Bucher sustainably farms 15 acres Bucher tractor stationed in the tasting room.
of vineyards to produce small-lot vintages of Rhne varietals such as Wine club members receive wine and olive oil in
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier.
their shipments.
Trattore Farms is great for private & small
With 10 acres of olive orchards ranging from one to 180 years old, corporate retreats.
oil is produced on-site with both Italian stone and hammer mills.
The tasting room is the scenic backdrop for casual or intimate dONT MISS
gatherings. A wood-fired pizza oven and culinary kitchen provide Wood-Fired Pizzas, made with homemade dough &
capabilities for gourmet wine, olive oil and food pairings. extra virgin olive oil Sundays from 11am-3pm
Buchers ties to the music industry, as chairman of the GRAMMY (includes Wine and Olive Oil Estate Tasting), $40
Foundation, bring well-known acts such as The Band Perry and Eric Charcuterie and Cheese plate served Daily, $30
Church. The Foundation helps support music programs in public Get Your Boots Dirty Olive Orchard,
schools, something near and dear to Tim. Trattore also hosts Farm Aid Vineyard tour on Kawasaki Mule
House Concerts in support of family farms with John Mellencamp (includes Wine & Olive Oil tasting), $70
performing in 2015 and Grace Potter who performed at the winery in
Terrace Seated Tasting, $35
GRAMMY and Farm Aid concerts Fundraisers
spring of 2016.
Protecting the environment is high on Buchers priority list.
Trattore, which means tractor in Italian, runs on solar power, and all VARIETALS
irrigation uses recycled water. Coming from a family of Swiss Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Marsanne,
Roussanne, Viognier, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah
immigrant farmers, Bucher understands the need to protect the land
10+ olive varieties such has Arbequina, Frantoio,
for future generations. He uses his background in technology and Leccino, Pendolino, Koroneiki and Picholine
engineering to make sure his operations are efficient and
sustainable. But that technology is all behind the scenes. Visitors to Trattore farms & Winery
Trattore will feel welcomed like family, invited to take a relaxing
break with a fine glass of wine and a breathtaking view of the 7878 dry Creek Road, Geyserville
surrounding Dry Creek Valley. By Shoshana Hebshi trattorefarms.com | (707) 431-7200

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Truett Hurst Winery
S et in the heart of Dry Creek Valley is a special estate
called Truett Hurst. As you drive in, the sheep and goat
pasture is the first indication that this is not in any way your
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Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Pinot noir,
average winery. Vineyards are flanked by habitat islands for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel Ros
birds and beneficial insects, and there are bluebird and owl
boxes. Maintaining biodiversity and habitat are part of the PLAN AHEAd
On Saturdays and Sundays there is live music
farming philosophy here. Our commitment to responsible
in the tasting room from 1:00-4:30 p.m.
stewardship of this property is matched by the passion with
which we handcraft award-winning Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, fUN fACTS
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel Relax and drink your wine in one of the Adirondack chairs
Ros. down by the creek!
The wines are made by fermenting grapes in small, Enjoy a picnic or a slow lunch in the olive grove.
open-top stainless steel fermenters. The grapes are punched A 60-year-old olive grove, a four-acre chefs garden
and the beautiful Dry Creek (which, by the way,
down during fermentation, rather than pumped over,
is never dry) are all part of the estate.
allowing for gentle extraction of color and flavor
components, while avoiding bitter tannins. Then wines are
barrel aged in approximately 30% new French oak, until the
flavors and structure of the wine perfectly balance. The
result: big, bold, textured wines with lots of spice and
jammy fruit.
You can savor these wines in one of the most
comfortable and relaxing wineries in the valley. You have a
choice of Adirondack chairs down by the creek where you
may see Steelhead or Coho salmon. Or hang out on the
patio and listen to music while enjoying the sublime Truett Hurst Winery
scenery of Dry Creek, or enjoy a picnic or a slow lunch in Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
the olive grove. If this is not enough, youll always be served
by the friendly hosts who will make you feel right at home 5610 dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
in this inviting tasting room. (707) 433-9545 | www.truetthurst.com

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dRY CREEK ROAd WINERIES
Iconic Dry Creek Valley Wineries Oer the Best of the Appellation
In Sonoma County, Dry Creek Road is famous for its breathtaking, expansive stretch of valley oor vineyards. The Dry Creek Valley appellation wineries
that are nestled on the east and west sides of Dry Ceek Road boast beautiful tasting rooms, stunning estate vineyards and impressive collections of wine.
Drawing in locals from neighboring cities, as well as visitors from out of the county and country, Dry Creek Road is the perfect wine country destination.

fORCHINI VINEYARdS & WINERY


Forchini Vineyards & Winery is family owned producing only
estate grown and bottled wines from their historic Dry Creek
Bench vineyard. Known for 100 year old vine Zinfandel, they
also produce well aged Cabernet, Bordeaux blends, a
proprietary Papa nonno Tuscan style wine and estate
Chardonnay and Pinot noir from their Russian River Terrace
vineyard. Located above the valley oor, the winery, gardens,
fountains, picnic area and surrounding vineyards resemble a
Tuscan landscape. You will be delighted when you visit
Forchini and sample their delicious barrel aged wines.
Tasting friday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appt.
5141 dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA.
(707) 431-8886 | www.forchini.com

PETERSON WINERY
Fred Peterson has been growing wine grapes and making
wine in Dry Creek Valley for more than 25 years. As a
winegrowing team, Fred and Jamie Peterson (winemaker
and son) work hard, yet they dont take themselves too
seriously. The result of their labor is delicious, reasonably
priced wines with a casual, comfortable environment to
enjoy them in. The Petersons call their approach to grape
growing and winemaking Zero Manipulation, meaning that
they capture the essence of vintage and vineyard with a
low-tech, yet-high touch methodology. Simply put, they let
the grapes do the talking.
Open daily 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4791 dry Creek Road, Building #7

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(707) 431-7568 | www.petersonwinery.com
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CAST WINES
Casual elegance best describes our approach to presenting
delicious wines with memorable hospitality, overlooking
spectacular vineyard views. Cast crafts small quantities of
estate and locally grown wines including an amazingly fresh
Sauvignon Blanc, elegant Zinfandels and an inky Petite
Sirah. Every visit begins with our sparkling Blanc de noirs
and can be enhanced by adding a selection of tasty local
cheeses. Dont miss our reserve wines from epic vineyards
including Bacigalupi Pinot noir and Keefer Ranch
Chardonnay. Choose our alfresco seated terrace or stroll
glass-in-hand through the vineyard and winery on an
informative Cast Experience tour. Either way, this magical
place will cast a spell on you!
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8500 dry Creek Road, Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 431-1225 | www.castwines.com

TRUETT HURST WINERY


nestled up against the Russian River, Truett Hurst Winery
oers guests an inviting outdoor atmosphere, as well as a
comfortable tasting room complete with gift items and
delicious charcuterie. Taste through the incredible collection
of wines, which includes classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel,
as well as other favorites such as Chardonnay, Pinot noir
and Cabernet Sauvignon. Grab some charcuterie and enjoy a
picnic by the river while sipping on a glass of Truett Hurst
wine, or grab a bottle to goeither way, plan to stay for a
while because this estate property boasts stunning vineyard
views, excellent wines and a working farm complete with
goats and chickens.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | 5610 dry Creek Road
(707) 433-9545 | www.truetthurst.com

COMSTOCK WINES
With wines that highlight the extensive bounty of Sonoma
County, Comstock Wines is excited to be one of Dry Creek
Valleys newest wineries. We invite you to experience our
state-of-the-art winery overlooking sweeping views of one
of the worlds most sought-after vineyard regions. Taste
through a ight that includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,
Pinot noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Then, picnic
in the gardens and enjoy a game of bocce. Its the ideal
experience for the wine lover who wants to be the rst on the
block to try the next best thing.
Open daily 1 0:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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1290 dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 473-8027 | www.comstockwines.com
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Healdsburg

HEALDSBURG PLAZA WWW.HEALDSBURG.COM

Healdsburg is charming. Every brick, every flower box, every elegant shop and eclectic gallery, every five-star restaurant and cozy cafe on every single corner speak to this towns
genuine individuality and down-to-earth-treasures. Downtown Healdsburg may be surrounded by bucolic rolling hills and picturesque vineyards, but around this age-old square,
its hard to imagine being anywhere else more delightful. no matter what time of year, Healdsburg is a town for every season.

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Raven Theater 13839 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza
115 north Street, Healdsburg (707) 433-1625 112 Matheson Street, Healdsburg
(707) 433-6335, www.raventheater.org Truly one of Healdsburgs most favorite riverside (707) 433-6991, www.healsburginn.com
Where would we be without performing arts? beaches! Bring a picnic, kick off your shoes, or even Built in 1901, this classic California inn is located
A big, dark nowhere, that's where. Its thanks to borrow an inner tube. Nothing to do here but relax, right on the Healdsburg Plaza. From summer
cultural theaters like the Raven, that publics can breathe deeply and listen to the river roll on by. concerts to holiday tree lightings, the town's best
experience entertainment that is beyond a moment's Healdsburg Ridge Hiking Trail events take place right here.
blip of distraction. Enjoy wonderful performances Entry gate at Arabian Way and Bridle Path.
One of Sonomas favorite nature preserves, take Hotel Healdsburg
and expand your world. the Ridge Hiking Trail to the Fox Pond Run and 25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg
Sonoma County Wine Library Fox Pond Overlook. A wonderful place to get some 1-800-889-7188, www.hotelhealdsburg.com
139 Piper Street, Healdsburg fresh air and exercise in wine country! (No pets.) Chic, beautifully appointed Hotel Healdsburg is
(707) 433-3772, www.sonomalibrary.org/wine dragonfly, 425 Westside Road, Healdsburg located on the square and is one of the premier
The library has more than 5,000 books dealing with (707) 433-3739, www.dragonflyfloral.com Wine Country luxury lodgings in all Sonoma County.
all aspects of making wine, some of them date even By appointment only, this is a unique botany and flower- Grape Leaf Inn
back to 1512! Knowledgeable librarians are on hand lover's destination. They can custom pick
and arrange flowers. 539 Johnson Street, Healdsburg
to help guide you. (707) 433-8140, www.grapeleafinn.com
Wohler Bridge, 9765 Wohler Rd, Forestville A picturesque Queen Anne Victorian bed and
Segway Tours A true Sonoma County landmark,
(707) 953-3477 Wohler Bridge is one of the few breakfast, the Grape Leaf Inn seamlessly blends
www.segwayofhealdsburg.com old-old-OLD bridges left in California. modern decor with timeless antiques. Gracious staff
Take a fun tour of Healdsburg This steel-truss bridge crosses the provide the best hospitality in this relaxing,
on a rented Segway. Russian River at quite a beautiful spot, too. romantic environment.

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Simi Winery
S imi Winery has something for everyone fantastic wines,
.friendly, informative staff, a well-stocked Visitor Center,
gorgeous grounds and winemaking history galore.
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Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Pinot noir,
Simi Winery is the longest continually running winery in Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Chardonnay,
Sonoma County. It was founded in 1876 by Giuseppe and Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and
Pietro Simi, and even Prohibition didnt shut down the winerys Late Harvest Riesling
production.
Simi Winerys Visitor Center is spacious and airy, with fUN fACTS
hardwood floors, a rough-hewn rock fireplace, a long, l-shaped bar The garden that encompasses the picnic area
and a tasteful selection of wine-related gifts and foods, so visitors won the honor of best garden in Healdsburg.
can sip, stroll and shop to their hearts content. Get your growler on! Simi Winery now sells two-liter,
Bring a picnic, purchase your goodies in the Visitor Center or rellable growlers of Maiale Cieco (Blind Pig), a
enjoy fresh salads and sandwiches prepared by Simis chef (who delicious Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend
formerly worked with famous chef Gary Danko) on Fridays and
Saturdays. The state-of-the art outdoor kitchen is equipped with PLAN AHEAd
a pizza oven and pizza dinners can be reserved for groups of 15- Give yourself extra time for a tour
40 people. (at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and to enjoy the redwood-
Two separate event spaces are available by reservation the shaded picnic area.
indoor space accommodates up to 75 guests and the picnic area
accommodates up to 100 guests. These spaces are available for
corporate events, weddings and private parties. Simi Winery Visitor Center
During your visit, dont miss the chance to purchase some Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
winery-exclusive, single-varietal wines. These Winemaker Select Check website for daily offerings
wines come from grapes grown in Simi Winerys prestigious
Landslide Vineyard, a 172-acre estate located on Chalk Hill Road in 16275 Healdsburg Avenue | Healdsburg, CA
the Alexander Valley. This vineyard possesses such diverse 1-800-746-4880
microclimates and soil types that it is sub-divided into 44 distinct www.simiwinery.com
blocks. It consistently produces critically acclaimed Cabernet
Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Follow Simi Winery on Facebook
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Breathless Wines
T ake time to unwind and enjoy a flight of sparkling wine
at the Breathless Wines garden patio and tasting
lounge constructed from four shipping containers
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With a vintage 1920s feel, visitors can expect
located four blocks west of the downtown with parking extraordinarily unique and fun events in the Gatsby
style, Breathless has become known for, with
always available! perfectly paired wine and foods.
With more than 30 best of class, gold medals and 90- The new tasting room will host breakfast clubs and
point ratings between its six wines, Breathless has been pizza nights and fun themed events. During the day
making a mark in Sonoma County since its founding a relax and enjoy the garden, or take a lesson in
few years ago by three sisters. beheading a bottle of sparkling with an authentic
Italian saber (a dull-bladed sword that pops the
Breathless is about celebrating moments in lifebig bubbly open in a centuries-old tradition).
or smallthat take our breath away, says Sharon Cohn,
Breathless sister one-of-three. We are honoring our
mom, Martha, who encouraged dreaming bignever
taking a breath for granted, and living life to the fullest
being her mantras. Even when suffering from Alpha-1, Take no breath
Martha led the charge as a teacher dedicated to helping
her community. In that vein, Breathless donates wine and
for granted
funds to Alpha-1 and more than a dozen non-profits
annually. The new tasting room will be used by non-
profit partners for educational events open to the public.
Breathless founders and sisters Sharon Cohn, Rebecca
Faust and Cynthia Faust along with honorary sister, Breathless Wines
winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster, invite you to cross the 11am to 6pm; Thursday-Tuesday
railroad tracks and venture just a few blocks from the Wednesdays by appointment at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Healdsburg Square to the Breathless new home in the 499 Moore Lane, Healdsburg CA 95448
Healdsburg Warehouse District. (707) 395-7300 | www.breathlesswines.com

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Spicy Vines
d iscover the wondrous world of Spicy Vines, a boutique winery with
an insatiable spirit of fun and knack for making outstanding wines
and memorable tasting experiences. The tasting room and wine lounge
VARIETALS
Zinfandel, Pinot noir, Syrah, Rose,
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Barbera,
is warm and welcoming with an artistic vibe. Located in downtown Carignane, Spiced Wine.
Healdsburg, Spicy Vines is surrounded by chic shops, cafs and notable
restaurants. This quaint downtown offers something for everyone in Spicy Vines was the rst to create a new
wine country. category of wine: Spiced Wine. Following
Spicy Vines promises a fun way to spend the day with its best in century old Egyptian and Roman traditions,
class wines, live entertainment and modern flair. Every day, flights Spicy Vines has created a Zinfandel based
include four reputable wines for just $12. Gourmet small bites are spiced wine that includes the ve Chai spices
served fresh to accompany your wine choices. If youre looking for and a hint of Brandy.
something a little different, Spicy Vines offers craft wine cocktails Reds Regan, the contemporary modern artist,
including a house-made sangria, mimosas and hot spiced wine. is featured on the walls of Spicy Vines. Reds
Enjoy Saturday Night Jive every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., where work is stunning and his primitive style brings
guests can order wines by the glass and bottle while listening to live the fundamentals of line, color and form to
music by esteemed artists ranging from blues, jazz, vintage rock, the canvas.
Americana to bluegrass.
The team behind the winery is also worth talking about. Doug
Hackett, aka Dougie Fresh brings a minimalist approach to his Spicy Vines
winemaking style, allowing his wines to develop purely into the best Sunday to Wednesday at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
that they can be. As a result of Dougs creativity and passion, Spicy Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Vines recently earned 18 gold and double gold medals and 90+ ratings. Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Behind the brand is the young entrepreneur and Co-Founder Crystalyn (Live music from 6 p.m. -9 p.m.)
Hoffman, who created a modern-day spiced wine inspired by her 441 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA
German heritage. Toni and Ronnie Andrews, a wine- loving team, (707) 927-1065 | www.spiceyvines.com
joined in 2015 and became instrumental to Spicy Vines success.
By Monica L. dashwood

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La Crema Tasting Lounge
L ocated just off the bustling Healdsburg
.Square, stop by La Cremas
contemporary lounge to sniff, sip and
SIGNATURE TASTINGS
Premier California Chardonnays: Explore Californias most prestigious
swirl exceptional cool-climate Pinot Chardonnay grape growing regions.
Noirs, Chardonnays and more. Pinot Noir Journey North to South: Indulge in Pinot noirs from La Cremas
Known for exquisite cool-climate elite cool climate, coastal growing regions.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Best of Both: Explore, taste and learn about some of the best and rarest of
both Burgundies: Chardonnay and Pinot noir.
Sonoma Coast, Monterey and
Vineyard Select-Exclusive Wines: Limited-production wines that showcase
Willamette Valley, La Cremas
La Cremas most exclusive California Vineyards.
contemporary tasting lounge in
Healdsburg is the ultimate in-town
BY APPOINTMENT
destination for a chic tasting experience.
Enjoy the modern dcor, artsy Nine Barrel Room Experience: A private exploration of La Cremas most
acclaimed wines, nished with a tasting of La Cremas exclusive nine Barrel
atmosphere and plenty of gift shopping, Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
while sipping limited-production Wine and Cheese Exploration: Learn about the history and fundamentals of
releases. wine and cheese pairing while enjoying local artisan cheese paired to
perfection with La Crema wines.

La Crema Tasting Lounge in Healdsburg


Daily from 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
235 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448
for more information or reservations,
visit www.lacrema.com.

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Rodney Strong Vineyards
R odney Strong Vineyards is the perfect place to spend the day,
tasting Best in Class wines produced from their 14 estate
vineyards in Sonoma Countys finest appellations, such as
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In 1959, Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery
Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill and Sonoma bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine
Coast. industry.
Rodney Strong, a pioneer and visionary of Sonoma Countys Their passion for sustainable farming practices, solar power
modern wine industry, recognized the potential that Sonomas soil and other green business practices made them Sonoma
and climate held for producing delicious wines. With more than 50 Countys rst carbon neutral winery.
years of winemaking experience, Rodney Strong Vineyards has Rod Strong was a famous dancer during the 1940s and
become an iconic brand, known for its single vineyard Cabernet spent most of his career in Paris. When he returned to the
Sauvignon and more. U.S. in 1951 his passion for dance eventually turned to
To experience all that Rodney Strong has to offer, join them for French food and ne wine. In 1959, he retired from dance
a Food & Wine pairing year-round. Both seasonal, the Winter and began his new career in winemaking. When asked why,
Food & Wine Pairing is November through April in the Single Rod explained, I knew I couldnt be an old dancer, but I
Vineyard Room, Saturday and Sunday at noon and 2:30 p.m., by could be an old winemaker.
reservation only. Indulge in five comforting, delicious bites paired
with five Rodney Strong wines during the colder months. The TASTING
Food & Wine Pairing on The Terrace, a great spot to enjoy the Two complimentary pours of Sonoma County wines as well as
beautiful outdoors, takes place May through October, Friday complimentary self-guided tour. Additional tastings $10-$15
through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Terrace has per person fee waived with wine purchase. Guided tours daily
seated tasting options ranging in price from $20 to $30 a person.
at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. complimentary (subject to availability)
Ask about their cheese and charcuterie plate that features some of
the best local meats and cheeses to accompany your wine flight. Rodney Strong Vineyards
Rodney Strong Vineyards offers you time to picnic, sample Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
varietal wines (you cant get anywhere else) and learn, in a fun and
11455 Old Redwood Hwy, | Healdsburg, CA 95448
casual way, the fine art of winemaking. They also hold ongoing
events, such as the Summer Concert series, offering a season of (707) 431-1533, 1-800-678-4763
fine food, wine and music. By Monica L. dashwood www.rodneystrong.com

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The Wine Carriage
f rom May through November, The Wine Carriage is a
fun, intimate excursion through select vineyards of the
Alexander Valley in Sonoma County. Owner and well-
HOW TO PREPARE
Dress casual and comfortable for a day on The Wine
Carriage. The service provides all the necessities
informed tour guide Bret LeRolland, is coachman of a spring water, gourmet picnic lunch, coolers to
shade-top carriage pulled by mighty draft horses accommodate purchases. The carriage has a shaded
meandering between rows of vines and up and down canopy and springs for a more comfortable ride, as well
scenic countryside while guests pluck grapes right from as padded seats.
their seats.
COST ANd dISCOUNTS
This is no ordinary tour its an off-road, insiders trek Tours are $175 per person. Tasting fees are waived with
(and the only horse-drawn carriage tour in Wine wine purchase. There are discounts for larger groups of
Country). The outings begin at 11:00 a.m., starting with a eight to 12 passengers, and exclusive tours can be
visit to Alexander Valley Vineyards where guests are taken arranged. Guests receive a ten percent discount on all
to the underground, arched wine cavern filled with the purchases at the wineries visited.
aroma of aging wine in oak barrels, and treated to samples ABOUT THE HORSES
straight from the cask. After a wine tasting back in the Willy and Django, two stunning blond Belgians,
winery, guests board the carriage for a cross-country pull the carriage for the guests.
excursion through creeks and between the grape vines to
tastings at the stellar Hanna and Soda Rock wineries. A fUN fACT
Along the way, our guests relax and socialize, while The enormous, powerful steeds weigh-in around one
ton each, and at their rumps, stand taller than an
enjoying spectacular vistas and interesting historical average adult.
landmarks.
Indulge in a locally sourced gourmet picnic served in a The Wine Carriage
spectacular setting. Chilled spring water is also provided
8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg
on board.
Its a romantic and thrilling adventure with an intimate (707) 849-8989 | www.TheWineCarriage.com
backstage look into the world of Sonoma Countys wine Look for them on Facebook
country, while leaving the traffic far behind. TripAdvisor 5 Stars!

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Russian River
For more than a century, the Russian River has been a true gateway to the grandeur of California's wild nature and dramatic coast. Today, it is still a destination for all naturalists as
well as an increasingly high-profile wine region and rightly so. Russian River wines are quickly becoming some of the finest, most sought-after wines in the world and artisan
winemakers are finally getting their due. Come for the fresh air, fine wines, incomparable cuisines and relax!
THINGS TO dO Armstrong Redwoods Applewood Restaurant and Spa
Riverfront Regional Park 17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville 13555 Highway 116, Guerneville
7821 Eastside Road, Healdsburg (707) 869-2015, www.parks.ca.gov (707) 869-9093 | www.applewoodinn.com
(707) 565-2041 The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on One of the top Sonoma fine dining restaurants,
honored by Michelin Guide in 2011 and 2012. Its
Once a gravel quarry site, this park now our planet! Come see this stately acclaimed cuisine is inspired by the lush bounty of the
boasts 2 sparkling lakes perfect for fishing preserve of trees close to 1,000 years old! Russian River Valley with Mediterranean influences.
and non-motorized boating. Explore redwood
grove picnic areas and more than 2 miles of fOOd LOdGING
trails around Lake Benoist! John Ash & Co. Restaurant farmhouse Inn
Charles Schulz Museum 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa 7871 River Road, Forestville
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa (707) 527-7687, www.vintnersinn.com (707) 887-3300, www. FarmhouseInn.com
(707) 579-4452, www.schulzmuseum.com Cooking seasonally with fresh, local foods and produce Representing the finest level of Sonoma inns,
A tribute to the wonderful man who and pairing these exceptional recipes with wines restaurants and spas, sublime guestrooms, farm-fresh
brought so much joy to the world with the from the region the restaurant remains an icon of food, and seasonal body treatments come together for
one unforgettable experience.
Peanuts cartoon strip. Finally, a fitting place gourmet dining and wine country living.
Vintners Inn
in Charles Sparky Schulz Corks Restaurant 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa
hometown to preserve, display, and 5700 Gravenstein Highway north, Forestville (707) 575-7350, www.vintnersinn.com
interpret the Peanuts art. (707) 887-3344, www.russianrivervineyards.com A luxury, 44-room, 4-diamond intimate hotel that is
Pacific Coast Air Museum The only winery-based restaurant in the Russian River designed to showcase the very finest in gracious
2230 Becker Blvd., Santa Rosa, (707) 575-7900 Valley. Indoor/outdoor dining. hospitality that Wine Country provides. Relax in the
www.pacificcoastairmuseum.org Brunch, lunch & dinner.. check for days/times. spa, walk the grounds, even take a cooking class with
famed chef John Ash! Truly an exceptional hotel!
Climb Aboard vintage aircraft, farmhouse Inn Restaurant
and learn about the history of where and fountain Grove Inn
7871 River Road, Forestville 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa
how it was used from the crew who has (707) 887-3300, www.farmhouseinn.com (707) 578-6101, www.fountaingroveinn.com
lovingly restored it. Currently, the The Farmhouse Inn boasts an exquisite restaurant For business or leisure travel, this is a luxurious, but
F-14 Tomcat, F-16N Viper and F-5 Tiger I that utilizes Sonoma's diverse agriculture and artisan not ostentatious, hotel that is convenient to all of
are featured. producers. Sonoma County wine country.
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Korbel Champagne Cellars
f or over 130 years, Korbel has been bottling some of the
finest California champagnes from its facility located along
the scenic Russian River Valley. A favorite daytrip destination
PICNIC UNdER ANCIENT REdWOOdS
Enjoy a delicious lunch purchased from Korbels award-
for visitors near and far, Korbel is ripe with history, intrigue winning delicatessen. The full-service deli oers gourmet
and, of course, sparkling wine. specials daily as well as traditional deli fare and, of course,
Located just 20 minutes from the rugged Sonoma Coast Korbel California champagne. There is plenty of seating to sip
and only a five minute drive to the ancient Armstrong and savor your purchase under the canopy of majestic,
Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Korbel is situated along one ancient redwoods as well as a dog-friendly picnic area.
of Northern Californias most travelled and storied scenic TOURS
river roads. Complimentary tours and tasting oered daily.
Korbel has held fast to the time-honored French Wine Shop & Tasting Room open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
tradition methode champenoise in which the Call ahead for group tours, (707) 824-7708
champagne is fermented in the very bottle from which it is dELI HOURS
served. Learn more about this fascinating process by Enjoy this popular option daily,
stopping by the winery for a complimentary tasting and at the same time as the tasting room is open.
tour.
Besides sparkling wine, Korbel also produces still wines fUN fACTS
found only at the winery or through the Korbel Wine Club, Served at many White House events, Korbel has been
as well as 4 varieties of California brandy, including newly selected as the ocial California champagne of the last
released Korbel 12 a California brandy aged for more nine presidential inaugurations.
than 12 years.
Did you know that according to tradition, the uncaging of
A free 50-minute historic walking tour departs daily
the cork on a champagne bottle requires only six turns?
The next time you pop open a bottle, give it a try!
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., from the Korbel Railroad Station, built
in 1876. Each docent-led tour takes visitors through the
antique wine cellar, including a stop in the estate museum to
Korbel Champagne Cellars
see artifacts from the winerys inception. Dont miss the short Open Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
film on the history of Korbel. 13250 River Road, Guerneville
Also not to miss is the Garden Tour, April through (707) 824-7000 | www.korbel.com
mid-October, Tuesday through Sunday Tour the original (707) 824-7316 Wine Shop
gardens planted in the 1880s. By denise Olliffe Celebrate Responsibly

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Moshin Vineyards
T he winery estate on Westside Road in Healdsburg is located in
the heart of Russian River Valley; a premiere growing region
known for producing exceptional Pinot Noir. This is good news
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Rick Moshin farms his 28 acres of estate vineyards
for Moshin Vineyards winemaker and owner Rick Moshin, who himself and has had a hand in nearly every aspect of
has turned a labor of love into a thriving and welcoming business. the construction and maintenance of the winery.
Moshin, a former math professor at San Jose State University
Moshins rst vintage was in 1989, sixteen years
before opening the tasting room.
who loves Pinot, began tinkering with wine in his basement.
Opportunity knocked, and he and his family bought the property dONT MISS
on Westside Road, which became his winemakers dream-come- Pinot noir lovers will delight in the expansive
true and full time passion. The tasting room opened in 2005. selection of the "heartbreak grape" at Moshin.
Moshin specializes in Pinot Noir, known as a finicky grape that Be sure to sample any of the Pinot noir being
needs to be handled tenderly, but can produce stellar and versatile presented and ask to see the master list of small-
results. The winery produces no less than 12 unique Pinot Noirs a production, single-vineyard and barrel selections
year. available.
Enthusiastic pourers and other staff will guide visitors through
a tasting of five wines from the rotating menu, highlighting Pinot VARIETALS PROdUCEd
Noir and several other small-lot varietals..
Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Ros of Pinot noir, Pinot
noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Zinfandel, Perpetual
Moshin prides itself on its friendly atmosphere, perfect for
Moshin (Bordeaux blend), Locomoshin (semi-sweet
first-timers, or those who want to develop their palates in an Zin), Whisper in the Dark (port-style dessert wine)
educational, nonjudgmental and relaxing setting. and white dessert wine
Those interested in the production process can schedule a
guided tour of Moshins four-tier, gravity-flow winery. The Moshin Vineyards
structural design of the production system, from crush pad to Tasting Room hours 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
bottling line, ensures the grapes are handled delicately and spur-
Tours available by appointment
of-the-moment needs are met. Private seated tastings are now
available by appointment. 10295 Westside Road
At the end of it all, sit back and enjoy the true fruits of their Healdsburg, CA 95448
labor in their excellent wines. By Shoshana Hebshi 888-466-7446 | www.moshinvineyards.com

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Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
A .pioneer in crafting classic French-style Chardonnay and Pinot
.Noir in the heart of Russian River Valley since 1981, Sonoma-
Cutrer Vineyards truly sets itself apart as an iconic destination for
dONT MISS
Sonoma-Cutrer hosts several croquet
ultra-premium wines. tournaments a year such as Chardonnay and
Nestled into the rolling hills of a 400-acre estate off Slusser Croquet, Haunted Croquet or Full Moon
Road, the winery is home to 270 acres of prime Chardonnay vines, Croquet. Visit website for full event listings.
originally planted back in 1973. The sprawling green-space Cru Reserve Tasting ($35) oers access to the
remaining provides breathtaking valley-views and facilities for their winerys most limited wines.
on-site winemaking and barrel/aging rooms.
Providing an unparalleled winery experience for the fUN fACTS
discriminating taster, designer touches are evident throughout the The only winery in north America utilizing cooling
restyled and expanded Tasting Room creating an inviting tunnels for their grapes as they arrive from the
Sonoma-chic atmosphere for guests as they explore the award- vineyards. The tunnels reduce the grapes to a
winning wines of Sonoma-Cutrer. Visitors are hosted (by sub-50F temperature, ensuring each lot
appointment) in one of the newly created private tastings salons;
harvested is held at optimum conditions before
can choose to taste wine at the bar or on the terrace; or can choose
being pressed.
to sip wines by-the-glass on the patio in the Sonoma County
Awarded #1 Most Popular Chardonnay In
sunshine. An artisanal cheese plate is also available for purchase to
savor during the tasting. And, for those looking to test their skill at
Restaurants for the 23rd year of out 26 by Wine
game of croquet on the lawn, four world-class courts await you! and Spirits Magazine.
Immerse yourself into the world of grape-growing with a tour
of the Cutrer estate vineyard. Included is a guided, hands-on VARIETALS
tutorial of a vines lifecycle, tour of the cellar and barrel room and Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Sauvignon Blanc
wine tasting. Visit website to reserve your booking. Not to be
missed: a taste of the winerys Sauvignon Blanc. Crafted by wine Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
industry veteran and Director of Winemaking Mick Schroeter, the
Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
limited-release bottling is a hallmark of his styleshowcasing a
bright, fruit-forward wine from the Russian River vineyards. 4401 Slusser Road, Windsor, CA 95492
By Tanya Seibold www.sonomacutrer.com | (707) 237-3489

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Hook & Ladder Winery
L ocated in the heart of the Russian River Valley, Olivet
Road has been home to the De Loach family for 35 years.
Cecil De Loach was a firefighter in San Francisco for 16 years
MEdAL TIME
Hook & Ladder hit gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine
and in 1970, he and his wife Christine bought their first 24- Competition with Merlot, Zinfandel, Third Alarm Reserve
acre vineyard in Sonoma County and started second careers Pinot noir and Chardonnay each receiving gold.
as winegrowers. Five years later they made their first wine
THE LANd
and they went on to build one of the countrys most
On 375 acres situated in Russian River Valley, the
successful, popular and iconic wine brands. Hook & Ladder vineyards produce cool climate grapes
In 2003, with the De Loach Vineyards brand one of the widely recognized as some of the nest in the world.
biggest in the country, the De Loach family decided to start
over. They sold their eponymous winery and concentrated fUN fACTS
on Hook & Ladder, which theyd started 20 years earlier with Look for the shiny red Willys vintage re truck
near the driveway.
a Port. In 2004, they opened Hook & Ladder on Olivet Road
With a new bocce ball court and picnic grounds,
on the first property the family purchased, next to the Hook & Ladder is an ideal mid-day stop.
historic Barbieri Ranch.
Cecil retired from firefighting in 1982, but there are lots fOR GOURMETS
of firefighter themes at Hook & Ladder, including fire The long, cool growing season here yields hand-picked
department patches and t-shirts from visiting firefighters olives with the intense, ripe avors for their extra-virgin
olive oil. Made from mature Mission trees, the stone-
decorating the tasting room. Now, three generations of the crushed cold press master blend produces a richly avored
De Loach family keep Hook & Ladder to just 25,000-case and beautifully colored oil.
annually.
As part of their philosophy of keeping it simple to help Hook & Ladder Winery and Vineyards
keep prices down, the informal and friendly tasting room Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily
occupies a part of the winery itself. As to the wine? Medals,
loyal followers and enthusiastic newcomers to the wines are
2134 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa
further proof that the De Loaches are still making great wine (707) 526-2255 | www.hookandladderwinery.com
after all these years. Look for them on Facebook and become a Fan!

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West County Wineries Invite Visitors to

TASTE ROUTE 116 Sebastopol Graton forestville


nown as West County, the Highway 116 route that ambles through Sebastopol, Graton and Forestville is home to a unique

K cluster of eleven family-owned wineries that make up the Taste Route 116 trail. These vintners bottle some of Sonoma
Countys most prized, often small-production varietals, from crisp Chardonnay to earthy Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Zinfandel and more. The drive along Highway 116 drifts through Gravenstein apple orchards, redwoods and gently rolling hills of
perfectly trellised vineyards with small towns, great food and interesting discoveries along the way.

Balletto Vineyards HANNA Winery and vineyards


5700 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, (707) 568-2455 5353 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, (707) 575-3371
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Once prominent vegetable farmers, the Balletto family now The original home ranch of HANNA Winery & Vineyards is just off of
grows over 600 acres of grapes in the Russian River Valley. Occidental Road in Sonoma County. The picturesque winery has lovely
Nearly 200 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grounds and a picnic area overlooking the vineyards (HANNA Winery
surround the winery and tasting room off Occidental Road. also has a stunning Mediterranean-style hospitality center in the heart of
Drop by seven days a week to taste their award-winning wines Alexander Valley, 9280 Highway 128, Healdsburg). With over 25 years of
and savor the rustic setting. The location is a photographers winemaking experience, this estate winery produces varietals from three
dream during mustard flower season each spring. of Sonoma Countys finest regions: Russian River Valley, Alexander
Valley and the Mayacamas Mountains.
Dutton Estate Winery
8757 Green Valley Road, Sebastopol, (707) 829-9463 HARVEST MOON ESTATE AND WINERY
Open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 2192 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, (707) 573-8711
An award-winning, family owned and operated winery, Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dutton Estate produces Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Located along the Olivet Wine Road in the Russian River Valley, Harvest
Chardonnay and Syrah. Located on Green Valley Road, Moon offers a personal and engaging wine country experience. Stop in
conveniently off Highway 116, visitors can relax and enjoy our tasting room and talk wine with our knowledgeable and friendly
flights of wine, served with local Joe Matos Cheese and Zoes staff and be greeted by our dogs, Luna and Ruby. From August through
uncured salami. The Dutton family prides itself on October you can sit and sip on our patio and crushpad and witness
sustainable farming practices, and has a long-standing firsthand how we craft our grapes into wine. Our daily pouring
farming history in the Sonoma County region, with an selections range from a very dry refreshing Gewurztraminer to elegant
extensive wine following. Pinot Noirs to different vintages of Zinfandel. We also make two dessert
wines Estate Late Harvest Zinfandel and Ice-style Gewurztraminer.
EKTIMO Vineyards
4950 Ross Road, Sebastopol, (707) 827-3008 HOOk & Ladder Winery
Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2134 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa, (707) 526-2255 | Open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ektimo Vineyards is a full working winery, tasting room, part- food & Wine Magazine Top 10 Pinot Noir 2016
time organic farm, and an amazing place for our family to call Hook & Ladder Winery is located on the beautiful and historic Olivet
home. Ektimo has changed since we first opened the tasting Road in the heart of Sonoma Countys Russian River Valley. The tasting
room in 2011. One of the best features (aside from the Pinot room is situated inside the winerys production facility surrounded by
and Chardonnay) is the property itself. We invite you to come some of the Russian River Valleys oldest vineyards, many dating back to
out and visit our organic farm, bocce court, picnic area or the early 1900s. Bring a picnic and enjoy the garden patio area and play
take a tour of the newly planted Pinot vineyards. some bocce or cornhole overlooking the vineyards. Private tastings and
tours of the winery and surrounding vineyards are also available by
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Jigar Wines
6615 front Street, forestville, (707) 820-1225
Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located in the heart of enchanting Sonoma County, our family-owned
boutique winery places an emphasis on showcasing the terroir of the Taft Street Winery
region. Our small production winemaking techniques allow us to 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol, (707) 823-2049
create wines that are a worthy representation of the vineyards from Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends until 4:30 p.m.
which they originate. With hard work and a keen attention to detail, The term Garagistes originated in Bordeaux, France in the
our handling of the fruit during its journey into wine mirrors that of 1980s and referred to a group of innovative winemakers who
the local growers who work tirelessly to bring us their beautiful produced exceptional wines in their garages rather than a
bounty. Our goal is to truly express their vineyards and hard work in grand chateaux. Like the renegade French Garagistes, Taft
every bottle of our wine. Street began in a garage in 1979, stressing quality without
pretense. The winery continues in the Garagistes tradition to
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870 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, (707) 827-3327 from select Sonoma County vineyards. Taft Street makes
Open Thursday-Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Tuesday/Wednesday great wine, available at a fair price, and has a fun time doing
November-March Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. it sharing that joy daily with visitors.
Owners Richard and Joelle Prather, fourth generation farmers, invite
visitors to stop by their tasting room in Sebastopol for a sample of Wine GueRrilla
Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and more. If youre 6671 front Street (Highway 116), forestville, (707) 887-1996
interested in touring their winery or vineyards along the Sonoma Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Coast and Russian River Valley, book an appointment they With its maxim being The Art and Soul of Zinfandel, theres
accommodate both large and small groups. Visitors wishing to spend a no mistaking where its at for Wine Guerrilla. Made entirely
night amongst the vineyards can also book a stay at their private from Sonoma County-grown grapes, and distinctly bottled
vineyard estate a tranquil place to absorb the West Sonoma County with the splendid musings of artist Sean Colgan adorning
lifestyle. each label, these popular Zins make it worth a trip for a taste.
Enjoy lunch on the charming outdoor patio (gourmet boxed
lunches can be ordered and delivered to the tasting room for
Russian River Vineyards $15) along with your wine purchase.
5700 Gravenstein Highway North, forestville, (707) 887-2300
Open daily noon to 8 p.m.
Celebrated Russian River Valley is home to Russian River
Vineyards. Its a unique destination winery, where visitors can
easily spend an afternoon wine tasting, taking in the
panoramic views and savoring Russian River Vineyards
Restaurant the only winery-based restaurant in the Russian
River Valley. Visitors can enjoy meticulously crafted wines in the
open-air tasting room or on the romantic patio, an ideal place to
catch a dazzling West County sunset.

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Sebastopol
Once home to acres of apple orchards, and now dotted with both apple orchards and grapevines, ATTRACTIONS
Sebastopol possesses the right cool climate for growing acclaimed varietals such as Pinot noir and the Trash Art on florence Avenue
ever-popoular Chardonnay. With the recent addition of The Barlow, a food and beverage open-air style www.sonomacounty.com or patrickamiot.com
marketplace, Sebastopol has certainly become a go-to destination for wine country travelers and locals. Some of the most imaginative sculpture youll ever see
dINING Pascaline Gourmet Shop decorates the front yards of homes on Sebastopols three-
Woodfour Brewing Company 4550 n Gravenstein Hwy, Sebastopol block-long Florence Avenue by Patrick Amiot and Brigitte
(707) 823-3122
Laurent. These works are imaginative, colorful, made from
6780 McKinley St, (Barlow), Sebastopol recycled trash and depict playful, oversized figures that would
707 823-3144, www.woodfourbrewing.com Open Tuesday through Sunday, 7a.m. to 7p.m. fit right into a zany 1950s cartoon
Experience an extensive collection of draft and Known for tasty pastries and awesome sand-
bottle beers paired with excellent food sourced wiches (Croque Monsieur, yum!) and salads West County Museum
locally and prepared fresh. A completely dif- plus giant ice cream sandwiches. A must for 261 South Main Street, Thu-Sun 1-4 p.m.
ferent experience than your average brew pub. breakfast or lunch! 707-829-6711, www.wschsgrf.org
The West County Museum opened in 1993 in the old
Hopmonk Tavern Screamin Mimis downtown electric train station with an exhibit on the Railroad.
230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol 6902 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol Museum exhibits are changed two to three times a year and
707 829-7300, (707) 823-5902, screaminmimisicecream.com focus on west Sonoma County history. Past exhibits have
Great place to hang out, enjoy the beer selec- Everything you need to know: Voted Sonoma explored movies filmed in Sonoma County, historical toys,
tion, delicious food, listen to music. .let the County's Best Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert eclectic collections from the community, the World War I
night unfold. Relax in the rustic, comfortable every year since 1995. Listed in Food & Wine experience on the home front, the apple industry, festivals and
beer garden. Magazine's top Ice Cream Parlors in the US. fairs, early lighting devices, etc.
Luther Burbanks Gold Ridge Experiment farm
7777 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
707-829-6711, www.wschsgrf.org
Pascaline Gourmet Shop
Self-guided tours, docent tours by appointment
116 GUERNEVILLE RD
Plant Sale every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Luther Burbank bought his 15-acre farm on Gold Ridge in
Hallberg Butterfly Gardens 1885 in Sebastopol. During his career he introduced over 800
varieties of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and grains.
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MOONDANCE Educational 90-minute to 2-hour immersion in a small family farm.
From Moondance Cellars 101
You will meet the horses, chickens, goats, and sheep with the
to The Barlow and Windgap Wines 5.9 miles
to Char Vale Winery 3.7 miles
Cotati basic premise being Sustainable Living from the Inside Out.
Total 9.6 miles Taste some farm products, such as goat cheese or cheese cake
Not to scale and wine jellies.

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Moondance Cellars
L ocated in the verdant, rolling hills of rural Sebastopol, just off Highway 116
.south, Moondance.Cellars is an experience not to be missed. The wines are
excellent and fairly priced, the people, dog and horses are friendly and
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Bring a picnic and buy a bottle to enjoy with it.
welcoming and theres not an ounce of pretension to be found anywhere on Stroll the property, listen to the bullfrogs sing
the property. You will come a visitor and leave as a friend. I certainly did. and pet some horsey noses.
The whole atmosphere at Moondance Cellars is one of warm,
unpretentious fun. Owners, David and Priscilla Cohen invite visitors to share fUN fACTS
in our love of life, and when you visit, you certainly will. Mike, a feisty little Orchard Station Winery is Moondance Cellars'
terrier pup and Greeter Extraordinaire will welcome you with all four open
sister winery featuring small-lot, highly
acclaimed white wines.
arms, as will the three horses (two quarter horses and one adorable and Family friendlybring the friendly pup for a
talkative mini-horse). romp in the fenced dog yard.
The winery/tasting room, once a pig barn, now well cleaned, is the most Dont forget to check out the 65 blown
friendly and rustic tasting room I've ever stepped foot in and Ive stepped foot candy-brandywine Corvette (twice featured in
in more than a few in my long, wine-drenched career. There are cases of wine Hot Rod Magazine) and the newest
stacked along the walls, the bar is two wine barrels, topped with a thick plank 500 horsepower to the stable, the 66 nova
of wood and the whole room has a crazy tilt to it. I loved it. I loved the wines,
too. VARIETALS
Moondance Cellars has a sister brand called Orchard Station (mostly Sauvignon Blanc, Un-oaked Chardonnay,
white wines) and the wines are equally stylish and tasty. Both brands are Pinot noir, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
available for tasting and purchase in the tasting room and on the website.
Every wine I tasted was excellent, but I only have room to write about a Moondance Cellars &
couple, so Ill write about my favorites: Orchard Station Winery
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley ($30): This tasty, super aromatic
wine is almost too easy to drink! Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, freshly cut Open daily by appointment, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
grass and savory green herbs abound, all wrapped up in a zippy, fresh 4901 Blank Road, Sebastopol CA
mouthfeel. Long, juicy finish. (707) 823-0880
2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley $46: Mouthwatering aromas of cherry, info@moondancecellars.com
vanilla, rose petals and spice lead into a silky, sexy mouthful of consistent
flavors, which linger through the long, delicious finish. Mmmm.
www.moondancecellars.com
By Sue Straight, The Wine Wench @MoondanceCellars | Yelp | Trip Advisor

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Wind Gap Wines
C lassically crafted, Wind Gap Wines represents the special
.places from where its fruit is grown. Working primarily
with vineyards on the Sonoma Coast and North Coast, where
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Single-Vineyard Pinot noir and Syrah, Grenache,
Dolcetto, Ros, Chardonnay and Trousseau Gris
wind gaps naturally occur in the micro-climates, gives its plus other rare varietals and interesting blends
boutique collection of single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Syrah, fUN fACTS
along with their esoteric reds and whites, a lean and fresh Rotating wines are available on tap along with etched
stylehigher acidity, less sugar and a drinkability that lends growlers (reuse and rell!), wine by the glass and carafe.
itself for imbibing young, or cellaring for future enjoyment. Rare and back vintage bottlings are available to enjoy by
the bottle in the cozy and private tasting lounge tucked
Their Old World techniques coupled with New World away behind the main tasting bar.
fruit creates wines not seeking perfectionbut rather an Choose your taste then choose your song. Old-school
expression which is honest, authentic and compelling. These vinyl spun dailyfrom heavy metal to rat-pack classics
limited-release bottlings are reliant on its sustainable vineyard to hip-hopits always a party when youve got stellar
wines and great music.
sites and yearly vintage variations to achieve the subtle
nuances and characteristics to tell a particular wines story,
regardless of appellation.
Located at The Barlow, the tasting rooms artistic and
casual atmosphere invites you to experience their wines
without pretension. The 150-year-old, barn wood clad walls
and contemporary bar expertly mix the traditional and funky,
beckoning you to pull up a chair and sample a sip from their
rotating wines on tap. Its always freshwine is never far Wind Gap Wines
awayas the cellar is conveniently located on-site. Hungry? AT THE BARLOW
Wind Gap serves up a nice cheese and salumi plate or, your Open Thursday and Sunday 12-6 and Friday/Saturday 12-7
wine hosts can order-up a snack from the neighboring Private tastings by appointment Tuesday & Wednesday
Reservations required for groups 6 or more
eateries for delivery so all you have to do is sit back, enjoy the
wines and groove on some killer tunes from their serious 6780 McKinley Street #170, Sebastopol, CA 95472
vinyl collection. By Tanya Seibold (707) 331-1393 | taste@windgapwines.com

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Char Vale Winery
A re you craving delicious small-production Pinot Noir and
Chardonnay, served in a warm, welcoming, unpretentious style? Are
you intrigued by family-owned and operated wineries? Do you like big
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Pinot noir and Chardonnay
fluffy dogs? If you answered, Yes! to any of the above questions, you
really must visit Char Vale Winery. fUN fACTS
Char Vale Winery is located not far from Santa Rosa in West Sonoma
This is a small production winery less
than 500 cases are produced annually
Countys prestigious, Pinotcentric Green Valley. Wind your way out
and are only sold directly to their
gently curving Occidental Road, through hills striped with vineyards customers and to a handful of
and dotted with coastal Redwood trees, until you see the pristine white- restaurants.
rail fences and cheerful red barn-like buildings of this special place.
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic, buy
Upon leaving your car, you will most likely be greeted by Theodore, a bottle or three and soak in the peaceful
the huge, friendly Great Pyrenees greeting committee. Stop. Take a look vineyard surroundings as they relax on the
around. You are surrounded by some of the best Pinot Noir vines in beautiful back deck.
California. Go inside the tasting room (or out on the beautiful deck in Vineyard tours with the owners and
warmer weather), sit at the bar or at a table and prepare to be wowed. winemaker are available by appointment.
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs here are truly world class, yet Atascadero Creek (a local nature
affordable (prices range from $42 to $60 per bottle). Chances are good preserve) runs directly behind the winery.
that you will meet one of the owners during your visit.
Char Vale is a relative newbie in the West Sonoma County scene
the current winery was founded in 2014 and the tasting room just Char Vale Winery
recently opened. Dont let the newness of this winery scare you away, Thursday-Monday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
though the wines are off the hook delicious and the overall vibe at
Char Vale Winery is friendly, intimate and unpretentious. Dont miss
9280 Occidental Road, Sebastopol
this place! Tell them, The Wine Wench sent me! (707) 827-6102
By Sue Straight, The Wine Wench www.charvalewinery.com

All 2014 vintage wines are currently on sale at a 25% discount.

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Santa Rosa
Downtown is the heart of Santa Rosa where entertainment, shopping, wine tasting and restaurants keep visitors itineraries full.
Tasting opportunities in downtown Santa Rosa include a new urban winery village called Vintners Square that is home to several small, boutique
but full-production wineries with tasting rooms including DArgenzio Winery. nearby, the historic Railroad Square has an authentic old town ambiance
and is a favorite place to pass time, socialize and savor the wine country experience with antique shops, fine dining, local arts/entertainment and, of course,
wine tasting. For more information on vacationing in Santa Rosa, go to www.visitsantarosa.com.
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CaBianca Tex Wasabis Rock n Roll Sushi BBQ La Gare
835 Second Street, Santa Rosa 515 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa 208 Wilson Street, (707) 528-4355
(707) 542-5800, cabianca.com (707) 544-8399, www.texwasabis.com www.lagarerestaurant.com
Meaning white house in Italian, CaBianca is Santa Rosas celebrity chef Guy Fieri is the Beef Wellington, Rack of Lamb, Chateaubriand Bouquetiere for
located in a stunning white Victorian in visionary behind Tex Wasabis. In wild Fieri Two are some of the dishes that La Gare has been serving for
downtown Santa Rosa. Their menu is a blend style, the menu is loaded with flavors 30 years and counting. Every meal includes the soup du jour
of multiple regions of Italy. conceptualized by the talented Fieri. and salad.
Russian River Brewing Co
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Luther Burbank Not to scale sits adjacent to Railroad Square. This romantic, luxury hotel
Home & Gardens exudes relaxation.

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Mutt Lynch Winery
B renda Lynch of Mutt Lynch Winery has opened a fabulous
.tasting room on the Windsor Town Green a vibrant, tasteful
array of shops and restaurants with upstairs condominiums
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Bring your dog! Dogs are ALWAYS welcome!
clustered around a manicured park. The new tasting room is large YAPPY HOUR!
and bright, with avocado green walls, dyed cement floors and Join Mutt Lynch Winery for Yappy Hour on the second
rustic furniture placed around the room. Large windows let in Friday of every month!
plenty of Sonoma County sunshine. One wall is dedicated to PLAN AHEAd
photographs of the people, vineyards and wines. A large, granite- Corks & Canvas Painting Party every third
topped bar spans the back of the room. The overall vibe in the Thursday of every month. Enjoy a glass of Deux Amis
tasting room is of relaxed, understated elegance, without an or Mutt Lynch wines while you learn to create your
own masterpiece. no experience necessary.
ounce of pretension. Reservations required, $35 per person
Brenda is both winery owner and winemaker at Mutt Lynch VIP Chocolate & Wine Pairing Reservations
Winery. She uses traditional, handcrafted styles to produce an recommended. Come and enjoy the latest special
array of delicious, award-winning wines. At Mutt Lynch they pairings of Deux Amis and Mutt Lynch wines with the
measure success in two ways: by the number of charities they help fabulous hand-crafted chocolates of the Healdsburg
and the number of awards they garner for their winemaking. Toee Company. Its a beautiful pairing of ve
Mutt Lynch has assisted more than 80 animal organizations. The
outstanding wines and chocolates that will leave you
with a taste of the good life! Cost: $25 per person,
winery has also been acknowledged by Forbes Magazine for the
Coolest Wine Labels 2014 (mbf Primitivo, Unleashed VARIETALS
Chardonnay, Rusty Muttitage) from San Francisco Chronicle Ros, Sauvignon Blanc/Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay,
Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo,
Wine Competitions Label Sweepstake and Best of Class/Series for Charbono and Petite Sirah.
its mbf (Mans Best Friend) series of wine the second
consecutive year they have won this prestigious award. Mutt Lynch Winery
The wines are reasonably priced ($15 - $50 per bottle) and
wine clubs are available for savvy wine lovers with discriminating
Mon-Sat 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun noon to 5 p.m.
taste. 9050 Windsor Road, Windsor, CA
Mutt Lynch Winery is also available for dog parties, (707) 687-5089
barkmitzvas and special charity events. www.muttlynchwinery.com

Mention this story and youll enjoy two free tasting ights at Tasting Room On The Green.

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Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
W e all know the joys of visiting a winery, sipping new wines,
and strolling the grounds, glass in hand. At Kendall-Jackson
Wine Estate and Gardens, visitors can enjoy all this and much
fARM TO TABLE dINNER SERIES
Starting in May, partake in an open-air feast
more. When you step foot onto this stunning property, youll under the amphitheater of the Sonoma County
immerse yourself in an in-depth exploration of wine and food that night. Immerse yourself in the stunning Kendall-
will stimulate all the senses: sight, touch, smell, sound and, of Jackson Estate gardens around a shared table
course, taste. In addition to various wine flights available at the hosted by Kendall-Jacksons wine experts,
tasting bar, Kendall-Jackson offers two distinct attractions: Wine & culinary sta and master culinary gardener. The
Food Pairings and a Garden Tour & Tasting. family style dinner experience will be fueled by
The Wine & Food Pairings include three exceptionally well- the days harvest from the culinary gardens and
developed options. Enjoy limited-production wines paired with the bounty of Sonoma County, paired with
either cheese ($30 per person), chocolate ($25 per person) or taste Kendall-Jackson estate wines. Reserve early for
your way through five original courses ($55 per person) designed these sold-out dinners. www.kj.com/events.
by Kendall-Jackson Executive Chef Justin Wangler. Delight your Wine club members: $125 per person, limit four
reservations, Winery guests: $175 per person
taste buds with dishes such as Sunchoke Soup with Liberty duck
confit, dried cherries, mushroom and a sunchoke chip.
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The other, and perhaps most striking, aspect to the Wine
Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Estate and Gardens is the second half of its namesake: the gardens Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Ros, Riesling
planted and cultivated by Master Culinary Gardener Tucker Taylor.
The team at Kendall-Jackson has found a way to bring the farm-
to-table story to life for visitors. Indulge your senses and delight
your palate while you tour the two and a half acre gardens, which
Kendall-Jackson
encompass Wine Sensory Gardens and Culinary Gardens, as part Wine Estate & Gardens
of the Garden Tour and Tasting ($25 per person). Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What sets Kendall-Jackson apart is a commitment to food and 5007 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa
wine education. As part of this effort, the Wine Estate and
Gardens offers an ever-changing selection of special events open for more information or book an experience
to the public. visit www.kj.com or call 800-769-3649.

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Chateau Ador
C hateau Ador is conveniently located just north of
Santa Rosa on Old Redwood Highway, down the road from Willis
Wine Bar in my humble opinion, one of the best restaurants in
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Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet
Sonoma County and is easily accessible from Highway 101. Sauvignon, Merlot, Vintage White (white wine
When you pull up to the winery, your first impression is of lots of
blend) and Vintage Red (red wine blend)
white latticework at the gate. The white lattice theme is continued PLAN AHEAd
with a large white trellis-like structure, which shades the picnic area. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the nicely shaded picnic
A goodly handful of black wrought iron picnic tables and chairs are area, and then take a stroll around the hilltop.
scattered about under the trellis, creating a relaxing, welcoming
ambience. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic, grab a bottle or fUN fACT
six of wine and relax and stay a while. Chateau Ador is available for private parties.
Once inside the winery and tasting room is where visitors may see
(and taste) what makes Chateau Ador different from other local
wineries. A long, granite-topped tasting bar spans the back of the Chateau Ador
room. A variety of wines and medals from various wine competitions
Thursday-Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.
are proudly displayed around the room. The overall atmosphere is
Monday-Wednesday by appointment
bright, cheerful and colorful.
4080 Old Redwood Highway
Lets talk about the wines. The 2014 Chateau Ador Chardonnay is
Santa Rosa, California
varietally correct, with abundant aromas and flavors of baked apple,
citrus and buttered toast, all wrapped up in a juicy, richly textured (707) 528-6750
mouthfeel. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon has received a Gold Medals www.jjcustomwines.com
in each of three wine competitions. At the 2014 Sonoma County
Harvest Fair, Chateau Ador 2014 Pinot Noir and 2014 Chardonnay
Estate Reserve each received a Gold Medal. Gold Medals were also
garnered for their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Merlot at the
2014 China Wine Spirits Awards (CWSA). In
2013, Chateau Ador 2010 Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2009
Sonoma County Pinot Noir and 2009 Sonoma County Merlot each
received Silver Medals. By Sue Straight, The Wine Wench

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dArgenzio Winery
d iscover DArgenzio Winery, a hidden gem located in the
beautiful Russian River Valley appellation. Located a half of a VARIETALS
mile from downtown Santa Rosa, this boutique Italian winery Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Sangiovese,
and tasting room offers local and Italian varietals from a wide Old Vine Zinfandel, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Syrah, Super Tuscan Blend
array of Sonoma County vineyards. Each of the DArgenzio
wines are vineyard-designate, small-lot production wines of HOST YOUR NEXT PARTY AT d'ARGENZIO WINERY
between 50-100 cases. Having such a limited production, you Whether you wish to host a wedding, rehearsal
can only taste and purchase wine directly through their winery, dinner, a company party, or an intimate gathering
with no distribution! Family owned and operated by Ray among friends, DArgenzio Winery aims to provide
DArgenzio, and his daughter and son-in-law Breanna and guests with a memorable experience. Three main
locations available, or reserve all three for a large
Sandro Tamburin, they work together to showcase the finest
gathering:
natural wines. Dont let the urban setting fool you located in
Tasting Room Lounge - 30-45 guests
an old cabinet shop is where Ray started making wine as a Terrazzo Patio, includes Bocce Court - 60 guests
hobby in 1994, and it is now transformed into a beautiful Barrel Room - 38 guests
Italian winery.
Take the time to play a game of bocce ball and enjoy a
wood-fired pizza on their Terrazzo Patio while enjoying a wine dArgenzio Winery
tasting flight. DArgenzio offers a full food menu including Monday & Tuesday by appointment only
antipasti boards, wood-fired pizzas, roasted seasonal vegetables, Wednesday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
salads, locally made gelato, and more! Every Thursday evening Thursdays 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (April-October), features live music, + Wine Down Thursday 6-9 p.m. (April-October)
with no cover charge. This is a weekly event you dont want to Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
miss! DArgenzio Winery is the perfect spot to stop and take in Santa Rosa Vintners Square:
a taste of Italy, where great wine, food, music and people come 1301 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa
together to celebrate the pleasures of life (707) 546-2466 | www.dargenziowine.com

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First driving into the Valley of the Moon is certainly a lushly sensory experience. Rolling hills, centuries-old Heritage Oaks and verdant vineyards drape the slopes and
valley floor beneath Sonomas majestically craggy Mayacama mountain range. Graceful old country manors and their largely still in-tact estates dot the countryside
while cozy towns still speak to neighborly days gone by. Kenwood boasts some of the finest artisan wineries in all of northern California. Ty Caton, Muscardini Cellars,
VJB, Mayo Reserve Room, Kenwood Vineyards, Kunde Estate, Deerfield Ranch, Enkidu, the Annadel Estate, Ledson, St. Francis and Chateau St. Jean are only some of
the award-winning, gorgeous Wine Country Destinations located in and adjacent to Kenwood. Looking for a break from wine tasting? Enjoy shopping at Vita Bella or
browse Swedes Feeds for garden and both large or small pets needs. Splurge on an ultra-luxurious massage or facial at the Kenwood Inn & Spa. Or simply sit out,
pick up a Kenwood Press newspaper and unwind on the patio at Caf Citti or Kenwood Restaurant.

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Located on Warm Springs Road
between Kenwood Depot and
Kenwood Community Church
This 5-acre park comes complete with
a play structure and picnic tables.
Swedes feeds Pet Garden & Gifts
Photo courtesy of Kenwood depot 9140 Highway 12, Kenwood
(707) 833-5050, swedesfeedskenwood.com
Gifts, garden art, unsual plants and pottery.
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Kenwood Restaurant
9900 Highway 12, Kenwood, CA 95452
THINGS TO dO Kenwood depot (707) 833-6326, www.kenwoodrestaurant.com
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 314 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood A favorite restaurant for local winemakers, vintners and
Highway 12 & Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood (707) 833-5190, www.kenwooddepot.com celebrities. Fresh ingredients, great views, local/
Hikes include views, bridges and impressive Sonoma County Historic Landmark #46. international wines.
waterfalls. Home of Ferguson Observatory Now a venue for special events, this historic
largest in the western United States. landmark was once a working train station Caf Citti
and was built from locally cut basalt. 9049 Highway 12, Kenwood
(707) 833-2690, www.cafecitti.com
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MANZANITA CREEK Enjoy lunch of fresh panini or antipasti or a pizza from the
Palooza Gastropub & Wine Bar wood-fired oven. Theres also a chocolate and gelato shop!
Cafe Citti Swedes Feeds Pets, Gardens & Gifts
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Depot Church (707) 353-6966, www.kenwoodinn.com
Kenwood Restaurant A secluded, luxury hotel;
Kenwood Inn and Spa Mediterranean-inspired private restaurant.

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Ledson Winery & Vineyards
L edson Winery is well known throughout the world for their small-lot
.production of impeccable wines One of Sonomas most
consistently excellent producers, said Anthony Dias Blue. Ledson wines
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Ledson oers the complete wine country
encapsulate visions of five generations of family winemaking and Experience with over 150 years of tradition:
viticulture techniques. Their philosophy is to adapt their 150 years of Accommodations at the Ledson Hotel
knowledge and experience to the unique terroir of each estate vineyards Winetasting at the Zina Lounge in the Ledson Hotel
unique personality; therefore, every wine is an expression of each Food and wine pairings on the Sonoma Square
vineyards individuality. A confluence of dynamic old-world nuances The castle oers a variety of memorable
refined over generations to express the new-world palate, Making wine winetasting experiences
is not just a science its an art, a communion with nature; truly a A gourmet marketplace
lifestyle, according to owner/winemaker, Steve Ledson. Private mountaintop tours
Ledson Winery is known throughout the world as The Castle.
This stop is an unforgettable wine country
experience.
With the most picturesque stately grounds, it is truly a destination
estate. VinePair called it, one of the top twelve impressive wineries of
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the world and the Boston Globe said, This castle is a must see.
REDS: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir, Zinfandel,
Whether you stop by for a general tasting or make reservations for a
Petite Sirah, Malbec, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah,
private tasting in one of their intimate tasting suites, you will have an Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Red Blends
experience like no other. Shop in their artisan deli, picnic in their oak- WHITES: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier
studded grounds, and of course, enjoy your favorite bottle of Ledson
wine while you take in some of the most enjoyable moments in life.
If you plan ahead, you can also enjoy a stay at the Ledson Hotel, on
the historic Sonoma plaza, which was listed by Cond Nast Traveler as Ledson Winery & Vineyards
one of the top 100 hotels in the world. 7335 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood
For food lovers, make a reservation for a wine and food pairing at Open Daily 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
the Zina Lounge in the Ledson Hotel. Chef Yoshi brings Asian-infused
French cuisine to this dining experience you dont want to miss it. (707) 833-2330 | www.ledson.com
For the ultimate experience, reserve a very limited, private vineyard Private Tasting Reservations
tour at the acclaimed Mountain Terraces Estate Vineyard located at (707) 537-3823
2,000 feet in the Mayacamas Mountain Range with views of the Sonoma Hotel / Wine & food Pairing Reservations
Valley and the entire San Francisco Bay Area. (707) 996-9779

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Landmark Vineyards
L ocated at the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains in
.Kenwood, Landmark Vineyards epitomizes the rustic grace and
beauty of Sonoma County. Deeply rooted in quality since the
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Single-Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot noir
winery was founded in 1974, Landmark Vineyards has dedicated fUN fACTS
over 40 years to expressing Sonoma Countys finest winegrowing Hop aboard the complimentary Horse Drawn Carriage
regions for their luxury Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. Tour. Led by third-generation Sonoma Valley farmer
Landmarks acclaimed wines and unparalleled views are just one Pat Prather, this tour dives into estate viticulture
of the many reasons visitors should go to Landmark Vineyards. practices, winemaking techniques, and Sonoma wine
The bliss begins once guests enter the winerys large outdoor
history. 12pm-3pm each Saturday
May through September, weather permitting
courtyard. The surrounding landscape is gorgeously manicured by
a full-time gardener, framing breathtaking views of the property.
Host your special event in style. Whether its a
wedding, corporate event, seminar, or family get-
Guests are encouraged to picnic by the fountain, or play a game of together, the winery oers several packages including
bocce while tasting their way through Landmarks wines. gourmet lunches or cheese and wine tastings.
The intimate Tower space offers expansive views of the
Relax on the lawn with a picnic, stroll the gardens, or
majestic Sugarloaf Ridge and Hood Mountain. Perfect for two or a play a round of bocce. The winerys shaded courtyard is
party of ten, a wine guide leads a fun and educational wine and ideal for a lazy afternoon sipping a glass of wine or
cheese tasting featuring Landmarks single-vineyard Chardonnays taking in the breathtaking views of the propertys
and Pinot Noirs from each of their prestigious vineyard sites. surrounding landscape.
Another unique feature is the estates Cottage and Guest Suite
which are perfect hideaways for indulging in private luxury
amongst the beautiful, rustic wine country charm. First-class
amenities in a blend of Old World and contemporary design boast
all the modern conveniences for a five-star traveler. Each stay
includes an in-room continental breakfast, estate tour and tasting Open Daily | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and a bottle of Landmarks signature Overlook Chardonnay. Estate tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Whether spending an hour, a full day or even a night at
Reservations required for groups 8 or more
Landmark Vineyards, each guest is greeted and hosted in a warm 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452
and gracious style, making this family friendly winery a must-see (707) 833-0053 | landmarkwine.com
destination when exploring Sonoma Valleys historic wine trail. info@landmarkwine.com

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La Rochelle Wines
I f Pinot Noir is your passion, then La Rochelle Winery is
.where you belong. Their boutique collection of single-
vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay can be tasted in a
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Single-Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot noir,
charming converted barn, framed on either side by lush Pinot Meunier and Sparkling Wine.
vineyards and a private gardencomplete with a koi pond,
fUN fACTS
picnic area and a shaded lawn for relaxing while you take in Relax on the lawn with a picnic and a glass of La Rochelle wine,
the views of the majestic Hood Mountain and Sugar Loaf stroll the garden, watch the koi, or play a round of cornhole.
Ridge.
The winemaking operations and tasting room were HOW dId LA ROCHELLE WINES GET ITS NAME?
recently re-located to the heart of Sonoma Valley in In 1853, world-traveler Pierre Pellier sailed from the port of La
Kenwood when thirty-year wine industry veteran Chuck Rochelle, France, destined for north America with Pinot-grape
Easley and his wife, Jill Hays, purchased the historic winery cuttings. Pellier's son-in-law, Pierre Mirassou, succeeded him
years later and the family winery became known as Mirassou
from close friends, Steven and June Mirassou. La Rochelle
Vineyards (original founders of La Rochelle Winery).
specializes in 17 single-vineyard Pinot Noirs, five
Chardonnays, a Pinot Meunier and even a single-vineyard LA ROCHELLES SINGLE VINEYARd SELECTIONS:
Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine. Bacigalupi, Black Knight, Boekenogan, Deer Meadows (Richard
Explore what makes the Pinot Noir varietal truly Savoy), Deer Park, Donum Estate, Dutton Morelli Lane, El Coro,
unique. The Ultimate Pinot Experience is a special tasting Ferrington, Freestone Hill, Hays Estate, Londer, Mariah,
led by Chuck or his son, Ryan, and will give you an in- McIntyre, Mission Ranch, Parliament Hill, Paraiso, Rosellas,
depth primer into the key aspects of crafting world-class Sleepy Hollow, Soberanes, and Tondre Grapeeld.
Pinot Noir. Taste three Pinots made from the same
vineyard block; each fermented with a different yeast strain.
Learn first-hand how varying yeasts affect a finished wines
final flavors and texture. Taste additional Pinot Noir from Open Daily | 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
different regions and clones to explore the nuanced aromas Tasting reservations highly recommended
and layers that Pinot lovers crave! Reserve The Ultimate (Required for groups of 6 or more)
Pinot Experience by emailing info@lrwine.com 233 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452
2 hours, $45 per person. By Tanya Seibold (707) 302-8000 | www.lrwine.com | info@lrwine.com

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Chateau St. Jean
A s patrons arrive at Chateau St. Jean they are
.greeted by an expansive European-inspired
garden. The topiary is a true spectacle which
CHARCUTERIE AT THE CHATEAU
Enjoy a ight of Chateau St. Jean wines paired with delicious local
meats and cheeses. This experience is oered on the Chateau Patio
creates a defined ambiance of both grandeur and (weather permitting), otherwise it is in the dining room. A host will
sophistication. The adjacent patio allows patrons guid you through the education of wine and food pairings.
to fully admire the garden even before they have Cheese and charcuterie plate paired with four wines, $45
had a chance to taste. Reservations are required, 21 and older only, no pets.
Oered daly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chateau St. Jean has two tasting room
options. The main tasting room has one of the STANdOUT WINES
largest wine-related gift shops in Sonoma Valley Cinq Cpages, Reserve Merlot, Reserve Chardonnay, Pinot noir,
and offers a well-balanced sampling of both Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Fum Blanc and for the sweet wine drinker,
the Gewrztraminer
whites and reds. The Vineyard Room, located
directly across from the main tasting room, ONE STOP SHOPPING
focuses on Chateau St. Jeans higher-end wines. Chateau St. Jean has an exquisite merchandise section with assorted
Chateau St. Jean is well known in many wine sandwiches, cheeses, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, as well as
anything one would need in order to create a superb picnic experience.
circles. Total annual production consists of 45
With grounds as beautiful as this, one can plan an entire day around
different wines (17 of which are distributed). the bounty of Chateau St. Jean.
One of its most highly reputable wines is known
as the Cinq Cpages. A winner of countless Chateau St. Jean
awards over the years, the Cinq Cpages is
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
arguably the most complex wine in Chateau St.
8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood
Jeans wine repertoire. Dont miss the Cinq Rves
Library Tasting which is a tasting of five library www.chateaustjean.com
vintages of Cinq Cpages and Reserve wines for
for reservations, call (707) 257-5784
Follow Chateau St. Jean on Facebook!
$75 per person.

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Manzanita Creek
Never Boring Wines
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Our philosophy is simple, start out with the best
grapes we can find. Mark Your Calendar Manzanita Creek will be
participating in Passport to Dry Creek Valley, April 29-30.
The majority of our grapes come from Wines Chardonnay, Syrah, Zinfandel, Late Harvest
independent growers that are known for their love of Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, Cabernet Franc, Muscat
what they do, they share our vision to produce the Keys to the Club A selection of our best wines delivered
best. Our winemaking practices are bent on quality, to your door. We are here to serve our customers needs
and oer several dierent options. Enjoy complimentary
fanatical some say...we're not driven by the bottom wine tasting at our tasting room. Guests included (up to 3)
line. We employ modern as well as ancient Gourmet food Items - Imported Olive Oils, Olives,
techniques in our winemaking, and grape growing. Bruschetta, Balsamic Vinegers and Glazes, Chocolate
We sort of wear blinders, we don't pay attention to Drops and sauces
what everybody else is doing. We have noticed a Gifts and Accessories
Works of Art...Lots to taste and see!
pattern over the years, a large number of wineries
and grape growers are affected by what others do and Manzanita Creek Winery
say...the latest trend, the hottest varietal, the newest
Kenwood Tasting Room
process. There's no shortage of opinions out there,
alcohol to high or pH to low, filtered or unfiltered.
Open Thursday through Monday from 12 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday 3 to 6 p.m.
Winemaking is primarily the same as it was since
8910 Highway 12, Kenwood Village Center, Kenwood
before the birth of Christ...it's an organic process,
totally natural. It's the winemakers perception of (707) 927-4225
quality that makes the difference, it's our definition Manzanita Creek Winery
of what tastes good, same as yours that's what Open by appointment and during special events.
matters in the end. Put our wines to the test and see 1441-A Grove Street, Healdsburg, | (707) 433-4052
if we're good enough to be your winemakers. www.manzanitacreek.com | info@manzanitacreek.com
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KIM CARROLL
VJB Cellars
T he moment guests step through the gate at VJB Cellars theyll feel
as though theyve been transported to a small Italian village.
Buildings made of stone and rustic wood beams lend an Old World
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Italian varietals rarely grown outside of Italy are the big
feel, and on sunny, pleasant days the winerys piazza is full of happy draw here, such as the Sagrantino, a rare, bold, red wine
thats known as one of the most tannic varietals in the
visitors enjoying all that VJB has to offer.
world. The estate-grown Montepulciano is the perfect
The first stop is usually the tasting room bar where VJBs pairing for Italian dishes and admired amongst Cabernet
friendly, knowledgeable staff walks guests through the tasting menu Sauvignon fans for its similarities in body and dark fruit.
that features the winerys limited production Italian varietals such Guests who nd the estate Sangiovese before it sells out
as the estate Sangiovese or Montepulciano. Chances are visitors will are in for a true Italian treat. new varietals are released
try wines theyve never tasted before and gain an appreciation for every month, ensuring that guests will have a unique
these rare, California-grown Italian varietals that are produced with tasting experience each visit.
an eye toward New World innovation and Old World sensibility.
STAY AWHILE
Afterwards, guests can enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the piazza Plan ahead and schedule a piazza tasting of the family
enjoying wood-fired pizzas and flatbreads from VJBs Red Rooster wines on the Italian inspired piazza with one of the wine
Pizza Co. Crisp Neapolitan-style pizzas, calzones and flatbreads are educators. Soak up a bit more of VJBs Italian wine
delivered hot and fresh to guests tables to enjoy with one of VJBs knowledge and learn the history and signicance of each
many wines available by the glass or bottle. unique wine produced by the Belmonte family. After
There is also a large selection of cheeses, salumi and antipasti in tasting, stay to sip on your favorite bottle while enjoying
La Cucina, the onsite deli. Get a cheese and salumi platter to share an assortment of wood-red pizzas or the acclaimed
Enricos ribs. The in-house, fresh-made burrata is a
or freshly pressed panini. There are also several grilled selections
must for any cheese lover. Sit back and relish in all that
including ribs seasoned with owner Henry Belmontes secret rub, or our little slice of Italy in the Sonoma Valley has to oer.
pair some of the chicken thighs with a freshly made salad.
Guests can also take home a taste of VJB from the marketplace
which feature Estate grown olive oil, Maria Belmontes homemade
VJB Cellars
sauces, and even pasta thats made in house. An onsite chocolate Tasting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and gelato shop is the perfect ending to a visit here. 60 Shaw Avenue, Kenwood
From the wine to the food, the atmosphere and hospitality, VJB (Corner of Sonoma Highway 12 & Shaw Avenue)
is the ideal place to experience all that wine country has to offer. (707) 833-2300 | www.vjbcellars.com

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Kenwood Vineyards
K enwood Vineyards is a historical attraction offering
world-class wines to travelers from near and far. The
property and barn have been used as a working winery
NEW WINES AT THE WINERY
Kenwood Vineyards produces a variety of delicious
since 1906, with its warm, rustic and legendary feel. The wines that may be tasted at the winery. They also
Kenwood brand has existed since the 1970s, so the provide new wine oerings to their customers.
experience at the winery is distinct, steeped in history and Six Ridges label features handcrafted, small-lot wines
the wines are excellent examples of what is expected from that capture the unique character of Sonoma Countys
this renown region of the world. best wine regions. Six Ridges is named after the
Kenwood Vineyards has deepened their partnership mountains and ridges that border their vineyards and
with Jack London State Historic Park. In honor of Jack inuence their terroir. These varietals celebrate
London, the world-famous author, adventurer and winemaker Pat Hendersons commitment to the craft.
sustainable farmer, Kenwood Vineyards is pledging Kenwood Vineyards has carefully selected the top
$315,000 over the next three years to support Jack vineyards and best varieties in Alexander Valley,
London State Historic Park. In addition, Kenwood Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley
Vineyards will honor Jack Londons legacy during the and Sonoma Coast to ensure each wine is the ultimate
parks 2016 Centennial Celebration with the release of expression of the variety and terroir. Each lot is picked,
their 2006 Jack London Cabernet Sauvignon from their fermented and aged separately to preserve the unique
private cellar. For nearly 40 years, Kenwood Vineyards has avors of the vineyard before they are brought together
honored Jack London using grapes from the property he and purposefully blended.
once farmed. And, like London, Kenwood Vineyards
demonstrates a more sustainable approach to farming, Kenwood Vineyards
pioneering soil conservation techniques.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 100th Anniversary limited-edition Cabernet
Sauvignon will be sold at the tasting room and through 9592 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452
www.kenwoodvineyards.com online store. (707) 282-4228 | kenwoodvineyards.com

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Wine Country Apparel & Gifts Rocks & Gems Spa Products Vintage Toys
Collectibles Arts & Antiques Certified Tourism Ambassador/Visitors Bureau

The Crystal Garden Gift Shop located at 9216 Sonoma Highway (Route 12) in Kenwood is loaded with pop
art and rare collectible treasures dating back over a hundred years. You'll nd a wide selection of
Sonoma Valley souvenirs such as tee shirts, hats and clothing along with a wide selection of wine
country keepsakes that make great gifts.
A full line of Dermalogica Spa products are available for the face and body along with health and
wellness items. Crystal Garden is also a Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau partner making the gift shop
thee place to nd informational packets about everything the Valley has to oer!
Of course you will nd some of the nest natural crystals and gemstones in Sonoma, but check out the
museum-quality mounted butteries and insects, hand carved rosewood statues, carved stone animals
and whimsical welded metal gures. There's hand blown glass representing some of the best glass
artists in the world shelved below a collection of vintage electric guitars.

The Crystal Garden Gift Shop has something for everyone. Whether its a highly sought after vintage pair of sunglasses,
jewelry, romantic lighting or maybe a rare comic to read, Crystal Garden has something for everyone! See you soon!
Call and order our Girlfriend Getaway Gift Bag before you arrive in Sonoma Valley!
www.crystalgardengiftshop.com info@crystalgardengiftshop.com
Thu-Sun 11am-5pm | 9216 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452 | (707) 282-9385
Glen Ellen Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar
13670 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
(707) 996-6409, www.glenelleninn.com
Fusion of local ingredients paired with French,
Asian and Italian influences.

Glen Ellen Star


13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
(707) 343-1384, glenellenstar.com
The menu features rustic California Wine Country cuisine
Little Vineyards Family Winery
with local and international influences including delicious offer-
ings from the wood-burning brick oven.
THINGS TO dO The Red Barn Store at Oak Hill farm
Quarryhill Botanical Garden 15101 Highway 12, Glen Ellen Yeti Restaurant
12841 Highway 12, Glen Ellen (707) 996-6643, www.oakhillfarm.net 14301 Arnold Drive, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen
(707) 996-6027, www.quarryhillbg.org Rustic 100-year-old dairy barn selling fresh (707) 996-9930, www.yetirestaurant.com
Asian botanical gardens featuring one of the herbs, lettuce, heirloom vegetables, flowers and
largest collections of documented, ornamental greens, hand-crafted wreaths, Fusion of both Nepalese and Indian cultures.
wild-collected Asian plants in the world. dried goods, bouquets and gifts.
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Garden Court Cafe
Bouverie Preserve fOOd 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
13935 Highway 12, Glen Ellen Aventine Glen Ellen (707) 935-1565, www.gardencourtcafe.com
(707) 938-4554, www.egret.org 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen A local favorite for breakfast, brunch and lunch.
Magnificent 535-acre property features a In the historic Grist Mill
rich and distinct combination of plants and (707) 934-8911 If you leave hungry, its your own fault.
animals, including more than 130 species of www.aventineglenellen.com
birds, 350 species of flowering plants and Italian Osteria featuring full bar, brewery and LOdGING
numerous large mammals such as the bobcat, farm fresh to table dishes by Executive Chef Gaige House Inn
grey fox, and coyote. Adolfo Veronese. 13540 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
(707) 935-0237, www.gaige.com
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Bouverie Preserve horses and cattle, through vineyards, olive orchards and
Village Market
Aventine Glen Ellen
organically farmed produce gardens.
ERIC ROSS Yeti
WINERY B.R. COHN Jack London Lodge
The Red Barn Store
MADRONE at Oak Hill Farm 13740 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen
ESTATE WINERY www.jacklondonlodge, (707) 938-8510
MADRONE

CAVEDALE
Situated on Sonoma Creek quiet, peaceful setting with
a pool, heated spa and lovely gardens. Facility includes
Wolf House Restaurant and historic Jack London Saloon.

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Matanzas Creek Winery
T his is what visiting Wine Country is all about roll down the
windows, let the fresh country air flow and meander the
scenic winding road past horses, dairy cows and vineyards, all
VARIETALS
4 dierent styles of Sauvignon Blanc
just to see where the road might lead. 3 dierent styles of Chardonnay
Today let the road take you to Matanzas Creek Winery, a 4 styles of Merlot plus Pinot noir, Red Blend,
place that offers something for the wine lover, the gardener, the and Cabernet Sauvignon
epicurian. Matanzas Creek, which put the bucolic east Santa
WHAT TO TASTE
Rosa neighborhood of Bennett Valley on the map, took its name
The Journey wines are crafted from the most pedigreed vine-
from the creek that drains away the runoff in the valley. The
yard sites in Sonoma County. These are classically styled,
area enjoys a unique microclimate among North Coast
limited-production wines composed of the best barrels in the
appellations, with cooling influences from several frontsthe
winerys cellar. Try the Journey Sauvignon Blanc in addition to
Russian River Valley and Petaluma Gap from the west and
the Journey Chardonnay or the Journey Red Wine, a Bor-
southwest, and the San Pablo Bay to the south and southeast. deaux-style blend.
Matanzas Creek produces a wide range of wines that reflect
the viticultural diversity of Bennett Valley and Sonoma County. WINE ANd CHEESE PAIRING
Currently the winery is showcasing the Sauvignon Blanc, the Matanzas Creek oers a decadent wine and cheese tasting
perfect Spring and Summer Wine. expertly paired and prepared by the winery chefs oered all
This year, visitors will be flocking to Matanzas Creek May day, every day!
1st through July 15th when the lavender fields are in bloom.
During this time, the winery will be debuting its Season of Matanzas Creek Winery
Wine & Lavender a three-month celebration of new events, Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
experiences and activities guaranteed to immerse the senses of 6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404
wine and garden lovers alike. Lavender has long been a much
celebrated co-star here, and a section of the tasting room is
1-800-590-6464 | (707) 528-6464
dedicated to a myriad of lavender products including soaps, info@matanzascreek.com
scents, oils and spa products made at the winery. www.matanzascreek.com
Not to scale
Mention day Trips and Receive $5.00 o per person on our Wine and Cheese Pairing

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Eric Ross Winery
I f one is charged with finding a perfect wine for the
.perfect meal, Eric Ross is the place to look. Eric Ross
specializes in wines from some of the most prestigious
WINES NOT TO MISS
2013 Viognier Caties Corner, Russian River This gorgeous Viognier
local wine growing regions, varietals originating from fruit has a big personality! It is rich fat and oral which begs to be
France, Spain and even Portugal. Any wine lover can worked over utilizing the introduction of a limited amount of about
20% new French Oak building in the background. named after Saralee
discover a wine that goes with their favorite meal, or and Rich Kundes daughter, Caties Corner is also the site where Erics
simply enjoying a glass on the front porch. Stylistically, son Austin, at 12 years old, almost took out a vineyard end post
each wine makes a sophisticated statement blossoming learning to drive, now that would have been fun to explain to Saralee!
the longer one savors it with a elegant finish. 2012 Tempranillo Lodi sustainable farming produces this rich exotic
As you discover a new quality wine with every sip Spanish varietal showing layers of blackberry, espresso and dark
take a moment to experience the photography adorning chocolate, followed by hints of dry-cured black Moroccan olives.
the tasting room walls. The winemaker, Eric Luse, began VARIETALS
his wine journey as a photographer for the San Francisco Albarino, Viognier, Russian River Pinot noir, Tempranillo, Old Vine Zin-
Chronicle. Fascinated by wine and the wine country fandel, Syrah, Struttin Red Blend, Struttin White Blend, Old Vine Zin
lifestyle Luse began college level training of winemaking Port are available by the case or the bottle during regular tasting room
and viticulture while continuing to photograph vineyard hours with 20% discounts available for club members.
workers as the seasons changed in the vineyards. LEARN MORE
Erics photography reflects the personality of his
Each of Luses photos has a vivid story behind it. Feel free to ask about
the individual lives of the vineyard workers that he has so eloquently
subject and his winemaking follows the same depicted and memorialized. The beauty of some specic pictures stem
philosophy. Its not about the winemaker its about the from the minimalistic presentation of the photograph contrasted with
vineyard. Whether its the Albarino, Tempranillo, the depths of emotion in the central point of focus.
Grenache or Pinot Noir they all reflect the personality
of those specific vineyards. Eric Ross Winery
With a total annual production of roughly 3000 Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
cases, Eric Ross does not distribute outside of the tasting
room enjoying a robust wine club and tasting room
14300 Arnold drive, Glen Ellen
experience. So, stop at Eric Ross, pick up some fabulous (707) 939-8525 | www.ericross.com
wine and open one tonight it is sure to make your for private tastings, contact dennis & diane
dinner exceptional. (707) 939-8525 or ddmitchell@ericross.com

Complimentary tasting with purchase with this day Trip

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Madrone Estate Winery
E stablished in 1863, Madrone Estate Winery is the oldest operating
winery in Glen Ellen. An original stone barrel cellar, sunny patios, bocce
court and open vistas welcome you to an incomparable wine country
VARIETALS
Ros, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,
setting in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Small-lot wines express their place
of origin and reveal elegance, intensity, and rich, full character. Whether
Sangiovese, Old Vine Zinfandel, Barbera,
you are enjoying yourself at the tasting bar, the elegant lounge, or relaxing Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon
on the spacious patio amidst 100-year-old vines, you are invited to
experience the rich, rooted history here. EXPERIENCE THE ESTATE
The wine portfolio spans from refreshing whites such as Chardonnay Reserve Tastings
and Sauvignon Blanc to bold reds such as Estate Old Vine Zinfandel,
Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie
Estate Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Old-world varietals are also
Wine & Cheese Pairings
available, such as Sangiovese and Estate Barbera, which reflect the Italian
heritage of Sonoma Valley. Wine & Chocolate Pairings
At Madrone Estate Winery, wine, food and friends belong at the table Flights & Bites
together. Its culinary offerings unite all three. Enjoy any tasting with a Wines & Wood-Fired Flatbreads
delicious cheese and charcuterie board, or delight in a Wine & Cheese Bocce Court
Pairing of four cheeses paired with four wines. Indulge in a flight of five Patio & Picnic
wines paired with specially selected chocolates to make for a unique wine
tasting experience. Beginning spring 2017, Flights & Bites will showcase a
flight of white wines, red wines or Zinfandels paired with unique small
bites. Summer brings fresh wood-fired flatbreads paired with a glass of Madrone Estate Winery
Madrone wine to enjoy on the sunny patio. The Reserve Tasting features
reserve and estate wines in varietal-specific Riedel stemware and is
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
accompanied with a cheese and charcuterie board. For guests wishing to 777 Madrone Road
bring a lunch, take a seat at a picnic table under an olive tree or you can Glen Ellen CA 95442
order a gourmet box lunch (48 hours advance purchase required). And,
dont forget the complimentary creek-side bocce court for some friendly (707) 939-4510
competition! madroneestatewinery.com

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B.R. Cohn Winery
U nder the sun in the Valley of the Moon, B.R. Cohn
Winery has been making small lot, vineyard
designated wines since 1984. Nestled between Sonoma
fUN fACTS:
Bruce Cohn sold his rst crop of grapes to August
Mountain and the Mayacamas Mountain range, the Sebastiani.
winery offers an inviting, relaxed environment for The original Picholine olive trees were imported from
France in the 1870s and inspired the name Olive Hill
discovering new wines. Enjoy the memorabilia room that Estate Vineyards.
showcases founder Bruce Cohn's 45 years of rock-n-roll Renowned winemaker Helen Turley was an early
managing The Doobie Brothers. Saddle up to the wine member of the B.R. Cohn team and wowed the wine
bar or sit outside to enjoy the sunshine, the heritage world with stellar releases of B.R. Cohns rst ve
Picholine olive grove and rolling hillside vineyards. vintages.
The vineyards are warmed by underground hot
springs, while cool ocean breezes from the west create the B.R. Cohn Winery
ideal growing conditions for the B.R. Cohn estate wines,
including exceptional Cabernets, Zinfandels, Malbec,
& Olive Oil Company
Merlots and Cabernet Franc. The Olive Hill designation is Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
famous throughout the region for providing the highest 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen
quality of grapes, and many of the regions top (707) 938-4064 | www.brcohn.com
winemakers have utilized fruit from these vineyards in
their production of premium wine. To schedule a tasting, call
Delicious wines, however, are not the only draw of 1-800-330-4064 ext. 124
this popular winery. In 1990, B.R. Cohn began producing
gourmet extra virgin olive oil from the estates 160-year- facebook: facebook.com/brcohnwinery
old Picholine olive trees, as well as handcrafted vinegars. Twitter: twitter.com/brcohn
Dont miss the Gourmet Shop, where you can sample the Instagram: instagram.com/brcohn
gourmet olive oils and hand-crafted vinegars. The patio Pinterest: pinterest.com/brcohn
area is available to enjoy with a bottle of B.R. Cohn wine
while taking in the beautiful estate views.

Step into the Gourmet Shop for a taste through our Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar

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Sonoma L

Visitors seeking an over-the-top ultra-luxury wine country experience would best steer clear of idyllic, slow Sonoma Valley. Sure, doublewide tractors grace
the two-lane Highway 12, wide-open ranchlands blanket the valley between towns, and wooly sheep keep weeds and grasses minimal in the vineyards. But
no doubt you will also find countless award-winning wineries and world-class restaurants throughout all of Sonoma. Living in Sonoma Valley is all about life,
about taste and enjoying each day. Sonomans are very proud of their heritage and their town. Excellence is what they do its just done in blue jeans.

THINGS TO dO fOOd
depot Museum Sebastiani Theatre della Santinas
270 First St. West, Sonoma 476 First Street East 133 East napa Street, Sonoma
(707) 938-1762 on the Plaza, Sonoma (707) 935-0576, www.dellasantinas.com
www.depothotel.com
(707) 996-2020, www.sebastianitheatre.com
Traditional Italian fare is based upon Quirico Della
Open 1-4:30 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday Santina's family recipes growing up in Lucca, Italy and his
Fine museum with historically significant Enjoy an eclectic blend of cinema and live sheer talent as a chef; cozy dining room, marble fireplace,
collections. Admission is free. entertainment that includes critically acclaimed patio and Enoteca Wine Bar.
Sonoma Plaza art, foreign, and classic films, contemporary and Swiss Hotel Bar & Restaurant
Picturesque city plaza boasts unique shops, fine vintage music, magic, ballet, opera and musical 18 West Spain Street,Sonoma
art galleries, award-winning restaurants and fine theatre built in 1933. (707) 938-2884, www.swisshotelsonoma.com
wines available for tasting. Historic points Located on the Plaza, this historic bar is a favorite
include: Mission San Francisco de Solano, Home of General Vallejo among locals who can often be seen seated on the
Barracks, Toscano Hotel, Bear Flag statue. "Lachryma Montis" sidewalk patio enjoying modern renditions of classical
West of the Plaza Italian fare .
on West Spain Street, $3 Hopmonk Tavern
SIX GREAT GLASSES on THE PLAZA 691 Broadway, Sonoma
1850s Victorian house furnished with Vallejo's
personal effects - as though the General and (707) 935-9100, www.hopmonk.com
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his wife had just stepped out. Large selection of beers; traditional and innovative
HISTORIC pairings of beer and food. Live music.
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110 West Spain Street, Sonoma
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20264 Broadway, Sonoma
(707) 938-3912, www.traintown.com (707) 938-3634, www.thegirlandthefig.com
The Most Well-Developed Scale Railroad Country food restaurant with a French passion.
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BUMP railroad rides, petting zoo, miniature town, ferris El dorado Hotel & Kitchen
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MacLAREN wheel and carousel rides. 405 1st Street West, Sonoma
(707) 996-3220, www.eldoradosonoma.com
27-room contemporary boutique hotel located on the
Plaza. Restaurant is sophisticated urban style with
12 relaxed wine-country dining.
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Lake Sonoma Winery
T he Sonoma County winegrowing region boasts
some of the most diverse assemblages of terroir and
micro-climates in the world. This diversity is best
RELAX ANd ENJOY THE BEST Of SONOMA
Filled with natural light, the spacious room is built
for comfort with intimate tables and space for
noted and expressed through Sonomas sub- groups. With an open A-frame oor plan, exposed
appellations, many of which have become truly dark wood beams and high-top tables of galvanized
renowned for the specific varietals that thrive in each steel and natural wood surround a marble kitchen-
style island serving as a tasting bar. Casual
region. cushioned sofas and leather chairs add an easy
Lake Sonoma Winery focuses on the most lounge feel to the space. A wall of glass doors
celebrated of these sub-appellations to offer a brilliant opens to the patio and re pit while windows along
portfolio of fine wines designed to showcase the the back bar add more natural light.
regions unique characteristics and the varietal for
which it has come to be known. The portfolio includes
the best Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot
Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The tasting lounge is located in the historic Sonoma
Plaza. Founded in 1977, the facility offers fans,
followers and club members a warm, welcoming space
to enjoy wine in the heart of Sonomas downtown
shopping district.
A tasting flight of five wines is $15. Wines by the
glass are also available from $8.50 to $14. Club Lake Sonoma Winery
members receive additional perks on both wine and Open Daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
tastings. A private tasting room accommodates groups Saturdays until 9 p.m.
up to eight with advance reservations. For reservations 134 Church Street, Sonoma
or more information, call (707) 721-1979. between the Sign of the Bear and Fairmont Gallery
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Cochon Tasting Bar
T he Cochon Tasting Bar nestled in the heart of
downtown Sonoma allows visitors to explore
many unusual varietals and wines not often found in
fUN fACT
The name Cochon, is the loving French word for hog,
and it is also featured in the winemaking process.
wine country. During initial trials with Rhne grape varieties
The tasting bar features flights, wines by the taste experimented with larger French oak barrels more
and by the glass. Wines are handcrafted in small lots typical of the Rhne region and not commonly used in
and varietals include wines from the south of California wine country.
France, the Iberian Peninsula and unique vineyard The large, unique shaped hogshead barrels, nicknamed
sites sourced in Sonoma, Napa and California. hogs showed particularly positive results with Syrah,
Brands featured include Odisea, Cochon and which yielded rounder, softer textured and more
elegant wines. The result is this collection of small-
Gardienne des Vignes.
production California Rhne wines raised exclusively in
In 2004, longtime wine industry friends Adam French oak Hogsheads.
Webb and Mike Kuenz, made their first handshake
deal to buy grapes from two rows in an Old Vine
Grenache vineyard in Amador County, and so began Cochon Tasting Bar
their winemaking odyssey.
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Originally, the focus of Odisea was on making
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Spanish-styled wines from the best California
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Spanish varietal vineyards they could find. Adam
closed on Monday and Tuesdays
found some amazing Albarino, Tempranillo, Verdejo,
Graciano and Garnacha along the way from growers
that shared their passion for Rhne varieties and had 531 first Street East, Sonoma
taken the chance, on these lesser known grapes. (707) 934-8157
By Bonnie Zimmermann www.cochonwines.com

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LAKE SONOMA WINERY for ZINfANdEL


The Tasting Panel describes this Zinfandel as Bordeaux-
likecontained and elegant. The 2013 Zinfandel by Lake
Sonoma Winery is well-balanced, featuring notes of spicy
blackberry pie and cinnamon and nishes with caramelized
oak and smooth tannins throughout. Sourced from Dry Creek
Valley (known for outstanding Zinfandel), grapes are hand-
selected and crafted into this rich, memorable wine.
93 Points The Tasting Panel Magazine September 2016
Lake Sonoma Winery Tasting Room | 134 Church Street
Entrance is on First St. West next to Sign of the Bear kitchen store
Open daily 11am-6pm
707-721-1979 | lakesonomawinery.com

PASSAGGIO for PASSION BLENd


nestled in the Historic Sonoma Square Vine Alley, Passaggio
Wines' tasting room is truly a hidden gem. Cynthia Coscos
artisan winemaking showcases stainless steel white wines,
handcrafted to bring you a new generation of fruit forward,
terroir driven, food friendly wines. This dry white wine is a
lovely blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Roussanne,
revealing tropical fruit, minerality, jasmine, lychee fruit,
nectarine and dried apricots. A denite crowd pleaser.
Only 125 cases produced.
25 E. Napa Street, Suite C | Sonoma CA 95476
Open Mon-Thu 12-6pm, fri-Sun 12-6pm
(707) 934-8941 | www.passaggiowines.com

ENKIdU WINERY for SYRAH/PETITE SIRAH BLENd


Humbaba, a proprietary blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah, exudes
exotic avors and aromas of spice, black fruit, mushrooms and
tapenade. Its a perfect wine for your barbecue, or paired with a
varied selection of savory creations. Always rich and balanced,
the most compelling expression of Humbaba is found in our
more mature bottlings.
Come and enjoy the current vintage poured daily at our tasting
room, or arrange a private tasting to experience the full complexity
of older vintages.
520 Broadway, Sonoma | Open daily 12-6pm
Private Tastings available by appointment

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PANGLOSS CELLARS for PINOT NOIR


This Anderson Valley beauty is all about fragrance and nesse.
Expressive and focused, it highlights the most intriguing aspects of this
renowned growing region. It has everything that wine lovers appreciate
about Anderson Valley Pinot noir, from bright fruit avors to lush
tannins and subtle nuance. Pangloss winemaker Erich Bradley takes an
Old World and minimalist approach, using only hand-picked and hand-
sorted grapes, open-top fermenters and French oak barrels. The tasting
room is welcoming, authentic, optimistic and unpretentious a warm
and beautiful place to enjoy ne wine. Be sure to order the charcuterie
board for a perfect pairing
5 E Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Open daily 11am-6pm, friday and Saturday until 7pm
(707) 933-8565, panglosscellars.com

BUMP WINE CELLARS for ZINfANdEL


BUMP Wine Cellars is a family owned and operated boutique wine
producer located in Sonoma, California focusing on small lot,
single vineyard wines. Visit them at the Tasting Lounge and Gallery,
which Sonoma Magazine, called a drop-dead gorgeous place to
taste wine. BUMP Zinfandel is sourced locally from the site of the
historic Haraszthy vineyard. It captures a true representation of
varietal character and a sense of place. This luscious wine is full-
bodied and well balanced. The bright acidity carries hints of plum
and cherry. With a touch of spice and minerality on the nish, this
Zin will pair well with just about anything!
521 Broadway, Sonoma | (707) 228-9214 | www.bumpwine.com
Open Thursday-Monday 12-6pm, Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

MacLAREN for SYRAH


MacLaren specializes in cool-climate Syrahs.
A small, family owned winery, they were recently named a Winery
to Watch by the Wine & Spirits magazine. Their Syrahs are crafted
from vineyards in the Russian River and Bennett Valleys and show
incredible nuance and complexity. In their relaxing tasting lounge,
the owners pour a selection of Syrahs showcasing the variety of
terroirs in Sonoma County.
Be sure to also taste their Sauvignon Blanc, which made Sonoma
Magazine's 100 wines of 2015, and their delicious Pinot noir from
Russian River.
27 East Napa Street, Suite E, Sonoma
Mon, Thur-Sun 12-6pm; Tues-Wed by appointment
(707) 938-7490 | www.maclarenwine.com
Los Carneros
On the south end of Sonoma is one of the most unique appellations, Los Carneros, that bridges both
Napa and Sonoma counties. Colloquially known as simply Carneros (or ram in Spanish),
Carneros has long been known for its cool, coastal climate, natural beauty and unparalleled
Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, Syrahs and sparkling wines.

THINGS TO DO FOOD
Sonoma Country Antiques Fremont Diner
23999 Arnold Drive (Hwy 121) Sonoma 2698 Fremont Drive, Sonoma
(707) 938-8315, www.sonomaantiques.com (707) 938-7370
Buyers have been traveling to Europe for over www.thefremontdiner.com
three decades, hand selecting one-of-a-kind Like em on Facebook
antiques and accessories. Explore and be Old-fashioned style roadside hamburger joint
inspired in our 10,000 square feet of elegantly with updated menu. Fresh, local ingredients.
designed showrooms. Try the pulled-pork sandwich or grilled cheese
with sage and be sure to splurge on the
CornerStone Sonoma milkshakes!
23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
Sonomas Best
(707) 933-3010
1190 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
www.cornerstonegardens.com
(707) 996-7600, www.sonomas-best.com
A wine country marketplace featuring a The old-fashioned landmark store offers
collection of world-class shopping, boutique wine Viansa Tasting Room & Marketplace
food products for which the County of 25200 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA, 95476
rooms, artisanal foods, art-inspired gardens, Sonoma is famous artisanal cheeses, sal- (707) 935-4726, www.viansa.com
live music and home to the newly completed ads and soups, tamales, charcuterie, pastries Viansa is the perfect place to have a relaxing lunch they
Sunset Gardens + Outdoor Test Kitchen. and ice cream along with exquisite Blue offer fresh made sandwiches, salads, antipasti, soups, and fruit
Vintage Aircraft Co. Bottle Coffee. salads to enjoy with Viansa wines and phenomenal views.
3982 Arnold Drive, Sonoma Schellville Grill Weahter permitting, you can also enjoy a game of bocce ball!
(707) 938-2444, www.vintageaircraft.com 22900 Broadway, Sonoma
Get a birds eye view of the rolling hills (707) 996-5151, www.schellvillegrill.com LODGING
carpeted in vineyards all the way to San BBQ fare, sandwiches and burgers. Dynamite El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Francisco and beyond! Offering safe, exciting food, according to Guy Fieri, with better 405 1st Street West, Sonoma
flying experiences since 1975. than any store-bought barbecue sauce. (707) 996-3220, www.eldoradosonoma.com
27-room contemporary boutique hotel located on the Plaza.
Restaurant is sophisticated urban style with relaxed wine-
Driving Time: 19 minutes
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12 to Meadowcroft .9 miles Sonoma Hotel
to Robledo 2.5 miles
to Carneros Brewing Co. 5.2 miles 110 West Spain Street, Sonoma
Total 8.6 miles (707) 996-2996, www.sonomahotel.com
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Jacuzzi family Vineyards | The Olive Press
T he sun is shining on an endless sea of vineyards. Youre
sipping a luscious glass of Sangiovese and dipping fresh
bread in a bowl of rich, buttery olive oil. A scene from a villa in
fUN TIP
Enjoy wine and pizza in the piazza the last Sunday of
Tuscany? No, just another perfect afternoon at Jacuzzi Family every month. See website for details.
Vineyards in Sonoma.
WINE & OLIVE MILL TOURS
The Jacuzzi family first emigrated from Italy in the early While the tasting room and The Olive Press are open
1900s to work on the railroad. Eventually, the Jacuzzi brothers daily for complimentary tastings, wine and olive mill
would venture into the aviation business, the spa business and tours are available only by appointment. Please see their
to the delight of visitors to the Sonoma Valley, the wine contact information below and they will gladly help you
arrange a guided tour, food and wine pairings, and more.
business.
The vineyards lie primarily in the Carneros wine region that
stretches between Napa and Sonoma. Here, the winery sits on Jacuzzi family Vineyards
one hundred and ninety acres of lush, fertile land that boasts & The Olive Press
rolling green hills and the historic flatlands of the San Pablo Bay. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Concentrating on Italian wines, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
produces Barbera, Montepulciano, Moscato, Dolcetto, Aleatico,
Aglianico, and Primitivo. There is no need for a passport to be Jacuzzi Family Vineyards: (707) 931-7575
transported to the wine regions of Italy, just a short drive to The Olive Press: (800) 965-4839
Sonoma will provide all the charm, scenery and magnificent jacuzziwines.com
wines of the country without the time and expense of overseas theolivepress.com
travel. for tours & reservations, visit:
No visit to the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards is complete without jacuzziwines.com.tastings
a stop by The Olive Press Olive Oil Tasting Room and Gift Shop. theolivepress.com/about-us/tour-inquiry
Dedicated to anything and everything having to do with olives
and olive oil, the shop offers samples of the Jacuzzi Family
Vineyards award-winning olive oil that was inspired by the rich Facebook.com/jacuzziwines @JacuzziWines
olive oils of Italy and Southern France. By Ronda Giangreco Facebook.com/theolivepress @TheOlivePress1

Join the wine and olive oil clubs to receive special oers and discounts on wines and products from The Olive Press.

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Meadowcroft Wines
E xperience a true taste of wine country! Join Meadowcroft Wines on a
sensory tour of the best wine regions in Sonoma and Napa, featuring
award- winning varietals carefully grown and selected by our winemaker Tom
VARIETALS
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Meadowcroft. Indulge in a Cabernet Sauvignon grown on our estate on Mount Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc,
Veeder in Napa, Zinfandels and Rhne varietals from sustainably farmed Rousanne, Riesling, Pinot noir,
vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, and a Pinot Noir from the vineyard just beyond Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Malbec, Merlot,
the tasting room doors. Meadowcrofts signature style creates palate-pleasing Port-Style Dessert Wine
wines that speak of the robust culture in California.
Located within Cornerstone Gardens Sonoma, the Meadowcroft Wines
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunshine & Succulents @ Cornerstone
tasting room is the perfect place to create lasting memories with friends and
Saturday, April 8
family. Have a wine country picnic, or enjoy a wine and food pairing at the Visit cornerstonesonoma.com for details
tasting bar. Wander outside and savor a glass of the limited, vineyard-designate Sunset Celebration Weekend
wines in the outdoor Lavender Lounge or soak up the Sonoma sun in the wine Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21
garden. Visit cornerstonesonoma.com for details
Meadowcroft is proud to offer two experiences for your walk-in tasting. Be fathers day Pig Roast
guided through a full flight of their wines by one of their awesome and Sunday, June 18, 12-3 p.m.
knowledgeable tasting room hosts. Or, enjoy seasonal pairings developed by Call the tasting room for details.
the resident Chef, Darby Tarantino, featuring local cheese and chocolate
artisans that showcase five wines and delight the palate!
If you care to stretch your legs, seasonal tours of our Pinot Noir vineyard
Meadowcroft Wines
are available with advance reservations. They are happy to accommodate Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
groups large or small, and can arrange groups for seated tastings, pairings, 23574 Arnold drive
wine country luncheons and more! For more information on group Sonoma, CA 95476
arrangements, contact info@meadowcroftwines.com.
(707) 934-4090
So whether you stop by to enjoy the wines at the tasting room, relax in one
of the outdoor lounges or stroll the architectural gardens at Cornerstone with
www.meadowcroftwines.com
a glass, make Meadowcroft Wines part of your wine country memory. for tickets & reservations:
P.S. Bring your pooch. They are dog friendly! info@meadowcroftwines.com

Mention day Trips to elevate your tasting from our Classic to the Reserve experience!

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Robledo family Winery
R eynaldo Robledos journeyfrom Michoacan,
Mexico in 1968 to the Napa Valley, to eventually
opening the Robledo Family Winery in 2003 in
VARIETALS
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Ros, Chardonnay, Pinot noir,
Merlot, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah,
Sonomais a testament to the dream that through
Port/Dessert Wines, Sparkling Wine
passion, hard work and dedication, good things will
come. The first winery established by a former fUN fACTS
Mexican migrant worker, the Robledo Family Winery Hanging a horseshoe upside down is thought to be bad luck. But
sells most of their fruit to other wineries, but the Robledo Family says the horse shoe facing downward on their
produces an impressive portfolio of premium wines wine labels represents their good fortune which runs back down
under their own label along with a limited- into the soils, gracing their vineyards with amazing fruit.
2010 Cuvee Brut received Double Gold Medal
production extra virgin olive oil made from local
Tuscan olive varieties. dONT MISS
During the early years, the family purchased Purchase a bottle of wine, salami, crackers and a few Sonoma
fourteen vineyards, totaling approximately 350 acres, Vella Cheeses in the tasting room to enjoy while taking in the
views from the beautiful covered patio.
in Sonoma, Napa and Lake counties. The family feels
their years of careful attention to soil conditions,
Robledo family Winery
expert viticultural practices and following the natural
cycles of Mother Nature are evident in each bottle of
Open daily for tastings
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m.4 p.m.
wine they produce. Everardo Robledo son,
Groups over six by appointment
Winemaker and CEO credits his winemaking skills
to working alongside his father in the vineyards from
21901 Bonness Road, Sonoma CA 95476
a young age, and believes outstanding wine comes (707) 939-6903 | www.robledofamilywinery.com
from outstanding vines. By Tanya Seibold www.facebook.com/RobledoFamilyWinery

Mention this story and receive 2 for 1 Estate Wine flight Tasting.

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Carneros Brewing Company
T he Carneros Brewing Company is ideally located in the heart
of Wine Countrys Carneros region. Rows of hops mark the
entrance to their brewery and Tap Room so you wont miss them
ALL IN THE fAMILY
Also owned by the Ceja family and right next door to the
brewery is Ceja Vineyards. The Ceja familys farming
as youre driving in! The Tap Room is a great place to start and is practices and gentle approach to winemaking produce
the social center of the establishment. Guests can embark on a world-renowned wines that are food friendly, true to
varietal and age well.
self-guided tour which starts outside at their hop trellises. If the
tour is not your style, head straight to the Tap Room Bar and fUN fACTS
order a beer flight or a pint. Their entire staff is passionate about Reserve the taproom after hours for your next
meeting or event. Enjoy playful music and the rustic
beer, the beer making process and can highlight the different oasis by way of the mission-inspired bar and festive
aromas and flavors found in each of their beers. beer garden. Contact their professional sta who will
The Carneros Brewing Company is a family owned be happy to help you plan the perfect event.
For the connoisseur, the hop trellises are also a part
microbrewery founded by five Ceja brothers and their families,
of their beer garden and are home to the foundation of
all contributing their diverse talents to establish this world class their craft brews. They take pride in the fact that they
microbrewery in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Jesus Ceja is one of organically grow a portion of the hops used in their
the founders and the Brewmaster. Hes a true brewing artisan,
small-batch recipes.
handcrafting high-quality cervezas and putting all of his passion, BEERS:
love and experience on every small-batch of beer he brews. Jefe-weizen, Morena Ale, Cerveza Pilsner, Carneros IPA,
The Beer Garden is an outdoor oasis where visitors can relax negra IPA, Chupacabra Stout, Sangre Orange Sour and
Cuernos Kolsch enjoy a great line up of more than
and soak in the beautiful surroundings while enjoying their twelve handcrafted brews on tap!
small-batch craft brews. The entire family is welcome here and
they are also dog friendly. There is plenty of room to wander the Carneros Brewing Company
paths and find a place to settle and enjoy your day. Weekends are Open daily
really hopping with the addition of local food trucks and they 22985 Burndale Road, Sonoma CA 95476
have various spaces available for special events. All of these beer@carnerosbrewing.com
activities and opportunities are what make Carneros Brewing (707) 938-1880
Company the ultimate Tap Room to visit. By Alexandra Charsley carnerosbrewing.com

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Petaluma
Some may consider Petaluma new to wine growing. Its history is better remembered as being the Egg Basket of the World. But Petalumas tradition of
growing grapes goes back 150 years. Over time, chicken ranches turned to dairy ranches. In recent years, Petalumas potential for producing premium
Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Syrah has boosted the vineyard acreage and sparked a movement for a new appellation, Petaluma Gap.
The wind and the fog are the Petaluma Gaps trademark. The Gap is actually a wind gap named after a coastal mountain opening that stretches east from
the Pacific through the town of Petaluma and then roars south to San Pablo Bay. petalumagap.com
THINGS TO dO The Shuckery WINE TASTING OPTIONS
downtown Petaluma 100 Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952 Adobe Road Tasting Room
www.petalumadowntown.com (707) 981-7891 | theshuckeryca.com Daily 11am-7pm | 6 Petaluma Blvd. north
Combine shopping with history and wander through the Seafood inspired establishment, housed in the recently re- (707) 939-9009 | www.adoberoadwines.com
downtown district of graceful buildings of the 1800s. stored Petaluma Hotel serving exquisite oysters from pristine Azari Vineyards
Many of the antique stores, boutiques, galleries and waters all over North America. The restaurant features chef Sat.-Sun. 11am-4pm (groups/weekdays by appt.)
wine bars are housed in historic buildings. Visitors can prepared cuisine, elegant wines, craft beers, comfortable am- 1399 Springhill Rd
biance and outstanding hospitality. (707) 347-9846 | www.azarivineyard.com
relax in one of the many award-winning restaurants
and cafes, pamper themselves at the salons Sauced BBQ & Spirits Barber Cellars Tasting Room
a true hometown experience. 151 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, CA 94952 Sun. & Wed. 12-6pm; Thu.-Sat. 12-8pm;
(707) 410-4400 | saucedbbqandspirits.com Mon. & Tue. by appt. | | 112 Washington Street
Sonoma County Cheese Trail Considered some of the best BBQ in the area: ribs, pulled
www.sonomacounty.com (707) 981-7034 | www.barbercellars.com
pork plus craft beer and full bar. Dont miss the Hand
Experience the delights of distinctive, hand-crafted cheeses Grenades, Burnt Ends and StonegroundJalapeno Cheese Kastania Vineyards
by following the Cheese Trail, which winds through miles of Grits but save room for dessert! Sat.-Sun. 11am-4pm or by appt. | 4415 Kastania Rd
canyons, pastures and hil s, linking close to 30 farms and (707) 763-6348 | www.kastaniavineyards.com
creameries. Depending on the property, you can reserve full LOdGING
Keller Estate Winery
tours, cheese tastings and cheese-making classses, then visit The Sheraton Sonoma County - Petaluma Weekends, by appointment | 5875 Lakeville Hwy
with the farm's goats, cows, sheep or even water buffalo. 745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma (707) 765-2117 | www.kellerestate.com
1-866-716-8134 | www.sheratonsonoma.com
The Sheraton is an easy drive to nearby Sonoma wineries Saltonstall Estate
plus views of the Petaluma Marina. Sat. 10am-4pm or by appt. | 2805 Spring Hill Road
fOOd (707) 658-2581 | www.saltonstallestate.com
Wild Goat Bistro Hotel Petaluma
205 Kentucky Street, Petaluma Sonoma Aperitif
6 Petaluma Blvd. north #A5, Petaluma CA 94952
(707) 559-3393 | hotelpetaluma.com Weekends, by appt. | 111 Goodwin Ave
(707) 658-1156 | www.wildgoatbistro.com
This historic boutique hotel is located in downtown Petaluma. 707-332-8696 | www.sonomaaperitif.com
A casual dining experience in a rustic and inviting
atmosphere. Honest food using fresh, local ingredients in a Recent renovation combines 1920s history with modern style Sonoma Portworks
variety of culinary traditions with a seasonally changing menu and comfort including a courtyard entrance and its grand Thu-Mon, 12-5pm | 613 2nd Street
including specialty Neopolitan-style pizzas, innovative salads lobby with a fireplace. (707) 769-5203 | www.portworks.com
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to Marin French Cheese Company
vineyards, Petaluma craft beers and premium cocktails using Wild Goat Bistro Total 9 miles
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Sonoma Portworks
W ho said you cant serve dessert first? Certainly not Caryn and
Bill Reading, proprietors of Sonoma Portworks in Petaluma.
Creating single-vineyard, single-vintage, small-lot port wine,
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Sonoma Portworks uses as much of the grape as
Sonoma Portworks is tapping into a growing niche that agrees they can, distilling pomace into grappa and sharing
whats left with local farms for composting.
with the Readings.
Sonoma Portworks, in operation for more than 20 years, is Most of the grapes used by Sonoma Portworks come
the only port specialist in Sonoma County. Bill Readings from a vineyard farmed by the same family for six
approach to winemaking is creative and experimental. He takes generations.
this challenge seriously, cultivating fine ports from a single, Sonoma Portworks uses hand-and-foot energy to
sustainable vineyard. Their ARIS ports are made from Petit produce its ports.
Verdot and Petite Sirah grapes. Deco Port is made from
Zinfandel with a hint of dark chocolate. dONT MISS OUT
Tucked away on Second Street south of downtown Petaluma, Sonoma Portworks tastings are complimentary.
Sonoma Portworks is a quick jaunt off Highway 101. Many Caryn and Bill like to share cheese, chocolate and
visitors wander in from that road. Others are pulled in by signs other locally produced foods, paired with their ports.
and curiosity. All are anxious to try this winerys offerings.
Wine club members have rst access to all Sonoma
The tasting room is open from 12 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Portworks wines and spirits. With limited
Monday and is a small but welcoming space for both first-time production, sometimes thats the only access to a
port tasters and port aficionados to take a spin through the very limited product.
winerys portfolio. Beyond the several ports available to taste,
Sonoma Portworks also makes grappa, a spirit distilled from OffERINGS
port-laden pomace left over from the port-making process. Port, Aperitif, Sherry, Grappa,
Sonomic Almost Vinegar
Visitors can also try Portworks Sonomic Almost Vinegar, which
is like a balsamic, but more versatile.
The Dyna Apertif is a delicious before-dinner offering, and
Sonoma Portworks
Duet Sherry offers a different take on dessert wine. All are worth 613 Second Street, Petaluma, CA
the tasting, before or after dinner. By Shoshana Hebshi (707) 769-5203 | www.portworks.com

Experience the pleasures of port at Sonoma Portworks.

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Handcrafted Award-Winning
California Cheese Since 1865

Marin french Cheese Company


B uilding on a history that spans over 150 years, Marin French
Cheese Company (or The Cheese Factory as they are known
to locals) enjoys the distinction of being the longest continually-
CHEESE
Soft-ripened, cow milk Brie-style cheeses including
operating cheese company in America. Cool breezes from the Triple Crme, Camembert, avored Bries such as
Pacific Ocean only ten miles away from the historic ranch in Hicks jalapeo, pesto and garlic plus the creamerys original
Valley cascade over the rural landproviding exceptional grazing recipe Petite Breakfast and washed-rind Schloss.
pastures for the Jersey, Holstein, and Guernsey cows, yielding the
fUN fACTS
highest quality hormone-free milk for their cheesemaking.
1 gallon of milk = 1.2 pounds of cheese
All cheeses are handcrafted in 20-gallon buckets today, just as Schloss, (which translates to castle) is a washed-
they were back in 1865. Using only fresh milk which arrives daily rind cheese which won a Super Gold medal at the
from neighboring dairies within 20 miles from the creamery, World Cheese Awards in London in 2015.
their commitment to naturally-made cheeses without Only vegetable rennet is used, making our cheeses
preservatives and additives is a hallmark of Marin French. vegetarian friendly.
Their signature cheese, Petite Breakfast, was created in the
early 1900s due to a poultry disease epidemic, which in turn,
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A signature hot sandwich featuring a Marin French
created a shortage of eggs. Jefferson A. Thomson, the founder of
cheeses is sampled in the caf on the rst Saturday
the creamery, sold his fresh, un-ripened Brie to saloons where it and Sunday of each month.
was welcomed by the dockworkers as an alternate source of Build a custom cheese gift basket! Perfect for gift
protein and as a substitute for pickled eggs. The Petite Breakfast giving and available in the cheese shop Monday-
(as its now called today) continues to be the creamerys most Thursday. Call shop for more details.
popular cheese.
Visitors to the creamerys cheese shop will experience free Marin french Cheese Company
cheese tastings daily. Theres even a charming deli-caf on-site Open Daily | 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
with a large variety of cold and hot sandwiches, drinks, artisan
7510 Point Reyes-Petaluma Road
food products and a variety of picnic foods that can be enjoyed
Petaluma, CA 94952
with the entire family. Spread out a picnic blanket on the historic
property either overlooking the picturesque pond, or nestled in (707) 762-6001 | MarinFrenchCheese.com
the shaded redwood grove for a relaxing afternoon. cheesefactory@marinfrenchcheese.com

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Ramen Gaijin 6948 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol; 707 827-3609 Japanese
Hopmonk Tavern 230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol; 707 829-7300 Traditional American
Woodfour Brewing Co 6780 McKinley St, (Barlow), Sebastopol; 707 823-3144 Modern American
Vignette Pizzeria 6750 McKinley St, (Barlow), Sebastopol; 707 861-3897 Pizza
Zazu Kitchen + Farm 6770 McKinley St (Barlow), Sebastopol; 707 523-4814 Traditional American [ [

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Aventine Glen Ellen 14301 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen; 707 934-8911 Italian
Caf Citti 9049 Highway 12, Kenwood; 704 833-2690 Italian
Cafe La Haye 140 E Napa Street, Sonoma; 707-935-5994 Contemporary American
Delhi Belly 522 Broadway, Sonoma; 707-343-1003 Indian
Della Santinas Trattoria 133 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-0576 Italian
El Dorado Kitchen 405 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 996-3220 Contemporary American
Girl & The Fig 110 West Spain Street, Sonoma; 707 938-3634 French
Glen Ellen Inn 13670 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6409 Contemporary American
Glen Ellen Star 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 343-1384 Traditional American
Hopmonk Tavern 691 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 935-9100 Traditional American
Kenwood Restaurant 9900 Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6326 Contemporary American/French
LaSalette Restaurant 452 First St East, Ste H, Sonoma; 707 938-1927 Portuguese
Maya Restaurant 101 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-3500 Mexican
Oso Sonoma 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 California
Saddles Steakhouse 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 Steakhouse/Seafood
Sante 100 Boyes Boulevard, Boyes Hot Springs; 707 938-9000 French
Sonoma Grille 165 W Napa St, Sonoma; 938-7542 Seafood/Steakhouse Wed-Sun
Swiss Hotel Bar & Restaurant 18 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 938-2884 Italian
Yeti Restaurant 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-9930 Indian and Nepali

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Central Market 42 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma; 707 778-9900 Contemporary American
Cucina Paradiso 114 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma; 707 782-1130 Italian
Risibisi Restaurant & Wine Bar 154 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma; 707 766-7600 Italian
Sauced BBQ & Spirits 151 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma; 707 410-4400 Southern BBQ
Seared 170 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma; 707 762-5997 Steak & Seafood
Twisted 2 29 F Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma; 707 789-9914 American Thu-Sat

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Catellis 21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-3471 Contemporary American and Italian
Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria 21021 Geyserville Ave, aGeyserville; 707 814-0111 Italian
Francis Ford Coppolas Rustic 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Italian
Werowocomoco 22281 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 735-3575 American Native

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Bear Republic Brewing Co. 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-2337 Traditional American
Bravas 420 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 433-7700 Spanish/Tapas
Cafe Lucia 235 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-1113 Portuguese
Campo Fina 330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 395-4640 Italian
Chalkboard 29 North St, Healdsburg; 473-8030 Tapas/Wine Bar Sat-Sun
Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-0330 Contemporary American
Healdsburg Bar & Grill 245 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-3333 Grill
Madrona Manor 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1542 Contemporary American
Scopa 109A Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 433-5282 Italian Bistro
Spoonbar 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-7222 Mediterranean
Willis Seafood & Raw Bar 403 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-9191 Seafood
Valette 344 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0946 Contemporary American

GUERNEVILLE/FORESTVILLE
Applewood Inn 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville; 707 869-9093
Farmhouse 7871 River Road, Forestville; 707 887-3300 Contemporary American

SANTA ROSA
Equus Restaurant 101 Fountrain Grove Parkway, Santa Rosa; 707 578-0149
John Ash & Co. Restaurant 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa; 707 527-7687 Californian
La Gare 208 Wilson Street, Santa Rosa; 707 528-4355 French
Lo Cocos 117 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 523-2227 Italian
Stark's Steak & Seafood 521 Adams St, Santa Rosa; 707 546-5100 Steak/Seafood
Sweet Ts 2097 Stagecoach Rd #100, Santa Rosa; 707 595-3935 Southern

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Ume 8710 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor; 707 838-6700 Japanese

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B.R. Cohn Glen Ellen, 10am-5pm, 707-938-4064 P58

Balletto Vineyards Santa Rosa, daily 10am-5pm, 707-568-2455 P32

Breathless Wines Healdsburg, daily 11am-5pm, 707 433-8400 x212 P21

Bump Wine Cellars Sonoma, Thu-Mon 12-6pm, 707-228-9214 P63

Cast Wines Geyserville, daily 10am-5pm, 707-431-1225 P 17

Char Vale Winery Sebastopol, Thu-Mon 11am-4:30pm, 707-827-6102 P38

Chateau Ador Santa Rosa, Fri-Sun 12-5pm or by appointment, 707-528-6750 P42

Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, daily 10am-5pm, 1-800-543-7572 P49

Cochon Sonoma, Wed, Thu, Sun 11-6, Fri, Sat 11-7, 707-934-81570 P 61

Comstock Wines Healdsburg, daily 10:30am-4:30pm, 707-473-8027 P 17

dArgenzio Winery Santa Rosa; Wed-Sun 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7, Winedown Thu 11-9; 707-546-2466 P43

dutcher Crossing Healdsburg, daily 11am-5pm, 707 431-2700 P 13

dutton Estate Sebastopol, daily 10am-4:30pm, 707-829-9463 P32


Ektimo Wines Sebastopol, daily 9am-5pm, 707-827-3937 P32
Enkidu Sonoma, daily 12-6pm, 707 833-6100 P62

Eric Ross Winery Glen Ellen, daily 11am-5pm, 707-939-8525 P56

ferrari-Carano Healdsburg, daily 10am-5pm, 707-433-6700 P 12

forchini Vineyards & Winery Healdsburg, Fri-Sun 11am-4:30pm, 707-431-8886 P 16

fritz Cloverdale, 10:30am-5pm, 1-800-418-9463 P11

Hanna Winery Santa Rosa, daily 10am-4pm, 707-575-3371 P 32


Harvest Moon Santa Rosa, 10am-5pm, 707-573-8711 P 32

Hook & Ladder Santa Rosa, Wed-Mon 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-3pm, 707-634-6249 P 31/32
Jacuzzi family Vineyards Sonoma, daily 11am-5:30pm, 707-931-7575 P 65
Jigar Wines Forestville, daily 11am-5pm, 707-874-6123 P33
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens Santa Rosa, 10am-5pm, 800-769-3649 P 41

Kenwood Vineyards Kenwood, daiy 10am-5pm, 707-282-4228 P52

Korbel Champagne Cellars Guerneville, daily 10am-5pm, 707-824-7000 P28

La Crema Healdsburg, 10:30am-5:30pm, 707-431-9400 P 23

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La Rochelle Kenwood, daily 11am-5pm, 707-302-8000 P48

Lake Sonoma Winery Sonoma, daily 11am-6pm, 707 721-1979 P59/62

Landmark Vineyards Kenwood, daily 10am-5pm, 707-833-0053 P47


Ledson Winery & Vineyards Kenwood, daily 10am-5pm, 707-537-3810 P46

MacLaren Sonoma, Mon & Th 12-5pm, Fri-Sun 12-6pm, 707-938-7490 P63

Madrone Estate Winery Glen Ellen, 10am-5pm, 707-939-4510 P57

Manzanita Creek Winery Kenwood, Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, 707 927-4225 P50


Matanzas Creek Winery Santa Rosa, daily 10am-4:30pm, Fri-Sat 10-6 707-528-6464 P55
Meadowcroft Wines Sonoma, daily 11am-6pm, 707-934-4090 P66
Moondance Cellars Sebastopol, daily by appt., 707-823-0880 P35
Moshin Vineyards Healdsburg, daily 11am-4:30pm, 888-466-7446 P29
Mutt Lynch (Tasting Room on the Green) Windsor, Thu-Mon 11am-6pm, 707-687-5089 P40

Occidental Road Cellars Sebastopol, Fri-Mon 11am-5pm, 707-827-3327 P33


Passagio Wines Sonoma, Mon-Thu 12-6pm, Fri-Sun 12-6pm, 707-934-8941 P62
Peterson Healdsburg, 11am-4pm, 707-431-7568 P 16

Robledo family Winery Sonoma, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm, 707 939-6903 P66
Rodney Strong Vineyards Healdsburg, daily 10am-5pm, 707-431-1533 P24
Russian River Vineyards Forestville, daily 11am-5pm, 707-887-3344 P33
Simi Healdsburg, daily 11am-5pm, 1-800-746-4880 P20
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Windsor, daily 10am-4pm, 707-528-1181 P30
Sonoma Portworks Petaluma,Thu-Mon 12-5pm, 707-769-5203 P70

Spicy Vines Healdsburg, Sun-Wed 11am-6pm, Thu-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-9pm, 707-927-1065 P 22

Taft Street Winery Sebastopol, daily 11am-4pm, Sat/Sun til 4:30, 707-823-2049 P33
Trattore farms Healdsburg, Wed-Mon 11am-4:30pm, 707-431-7200 P14
Truett Hurst Winery Healdsburg, daily 10am-5pm, 707-433-9545 P 15/17
VJB Cellars Kenwood, daily 10am-5pm, 707-833-2300 P4/51
Wind Gap Wines Sebastopol, Thu-Sun 12-6pm, Fri-Sat 12-7pm, 7-7-331-1393 P 36

Wine Guerrilla Forestville, daily 11am-5pm, 707-887-1996 P33

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