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The Trinchero family has been making wine in Napa Valley since 1948 and Trinchero Napa Valley serves
to honor the legacy of founder Mario Trinchero. Our brand new tasting room is a truly unique and inviting
space where visitors can gather for an unparalleled Napa Valley experience. Taste exclusive, small-lot,
single-vineyard wines from our premier Napa Valley estates, sample delectable food and wine pairings, and
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ISSUE 13, VOLUME 36

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FEATURES
22 >> ON THE COVER: FERRARI-CARANO
New Taste Offerings
34 21 >> ARTS IN APRIL
Napa Valley
24 >> GLORIA FERRERS 2017 BUBBLES & BLOOMS FESTIVAL
A Packed Earth Day Event
26 >> CAMOMI OSTERIA
Be Carried Away to Authentic Italy and her Cuisine
28 >> MADRONE ESTATE AT THE VALLEY OF THE MOON
Relax and Stay a While
29 >> ZD WINES
Beyond Sustainability
30 >> JELLY BELLY FACTORY
Much to Explore
32 >> GRGICH HILLS ESTATE
Celebrates with a Special Release

30 33 >> bASH
Indulge in the Winemaking and Culinary Arts of St. Helena
33 >> GRAND OPENING OF SHADYBROOK ESTATE WINERY
Kentucky Derby Party
34 >> CALISTOGA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
39 >> STAGS LEAP DISTRICTS WEEKEND
Open Their Doors With Exclusive Access
46>> SONOMA COUNTY DISTILLING COMPANY
Rye, Wheat and Bourbon Whiskeys
48 >> TRATTORE FARMS
Preserving the Future
52 >> ZINA LOUNGE ANNOUNCES MENUS
26 On Sonoma Square
55 >> SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
Celebrating with Annual Gala
56 >> TWIN PINE CASINO & HOTEL
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CONTENTS
TABLE
OF

39

WINE REGIONS
3O >> EXPLORE FAIRFIELD
Jelly Belly Factory
36 >> NAPA VALLEY
Napa Valley Wineries Map, 36-37
Downtown Napa Map, 31
St. Helena Map, 33
Calistoga, 34

28 38 >> NAPA VALLEY DINING DIRECTORY


Wine Country This Weeks Preferred Restaurants
40 >> SONOMA COUNTY
Sonoma County Wineries Map, 40-41
Downtown Healdsburg Map,43
Northern Sonoma County Wineries Map, 44
Santa Rosa Wineries Map, 47
Geyserville Wineries Map, 49
Sonoma Valley Wineries Map, 50
Sonoma Plaza, 52
Glen Ellen/Kenwood Map, 53
42 >> SONOMA COUNTY DINING DIRECTORY
Wine Country This Weeks Preferred Restaurants
54 >> SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES
Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map, 54
58 >> MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES
Lake & Mendocino Counties Map, 56
29

REGULARS
10 >> WINEOLOGY BY LEN NAPOLITANO
What is hangtime?
12 >> WINE COUNTRY FAVORITES

14 >> THIS WEEK IN WINE COUNTRY


Calendar of Events
59 >> WINERY LISTINGS
Napa Valley, 59
Sonoma County, 64
Monterey, Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties, 68
Lake & Mendocino Counties, 69
Suisun Valley, 70 | Yolo County, 70 | Bay Area/Livermore, 70
61 >> TOP CAVE TOURS

46 71 >> WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS

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WHERE CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY


MEETS THE SONOMA COAST
THE INN AT THE TIDES IS LOCATED 60 MILES NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO
AND IS NEARBY THE FINEST BEACHES, WORLD-CLASS WINE TASTING,
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF, SPORTFISHING ADVENTURES, WHALE WATCHING TOURS
AND THE MAGNIFICENT ARMSTRONG REDWOODS NATURAL RESERVE

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Northern California TO
EUREKA TO
REDDING

Fort Bragg GETTING TO NAPA TRAVEL TIME


20
From Miles (Average)
Mendocino Sonoma 15 23mins
Willits
San Francisco 48 1hr
Little
River
Monterey 152 2hrs 45mins
Calpella 5
Los Angeles 400 6hrs 20mins
20
Elk
Ukiah
GETTING TO SONOMA TRAVEL TIME
From Miles (Average)
1 253 29 Napa 15 23mins
Boonville Lakeport Clear Healdsburg 38 54mins
Pt. Arena Yorkville Hopland Lake 20 San Francisco 45 1hr
128
175 Williams
Monterey 161 3hrs
53
29 Los Angeles 410 6hrs 30mins
Cloverdale Clearlake
Gualala Lake 99 GETTING TO HEALDSBURG TRAVEL TIME
Sonoma Geyserville Lower Lake
16 From Miles (Average)
Sea Ranch 101 29
TO
Healdsburg Middletown Brooks Sonoma 38 54mins RENO
Timber Cove 128 Napa 56 1hr 10mins
Calistoga 5
Jenner
505 San Francisco 69 1hr 22mins
Monterey 184 3hrs20min

Guerneville 29
Bodega Bay 12 Santa Rosa St. Helena Los Angeles 442 7hrs
Sebastopol Lake Sacramento
Kenwood
Rutherford Berryessa
116 Glen
80
Ellen
Yountville 128 Winters 50 Placerville
12 Davis TO
Tomales Napa 121 LAKE TAHOE
Pa

Petaluma 116 Sonoma 12


121 Fairfield 49
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cif

Pt. Reyes
37 12
Station 12 Sutter
Creek
Pt. Reyes 101 Vallejo
680
1 San Pablo
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San Jackson
Rafael 780 Rio Vista
Bay 88
Muir
Woods 4 12
580 Lodi
Oc

80 24 Concord
Berkeley Walnut Creek
4 49
San Francisco
San Fr

Angels
Camp
ean

580 680
4
Pacifica Oakland
SFO Jamestown
Alameda
Hayward 580
anc

Stockton Oakdale
Livermore Chinese TO
92 Camp YOSEMITE
280 205
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Manteca
Pleasanton
o

Half Moon
580
101 880
Ba

Bay
680 GETTING TO MONTEREY TRAVEL TIME
y

84 84 Fremont
Woodside FROM MILES (Average)
Palo Sonoma 162 3hrs
Alto Santa
Clara Napa 153 2hrs 45mins
1 San Jose San Francisco 114 2hrs 10mins
San Jose 73 1hrs 20mins
17
Paso Robles 117 2hrs
Morgan Hill Los Angeles 321 5hrs 30mins
Santa
Cruz GETTING TO SAN JOSE TRAVEL TIME
Capitola 152 Gilroy FROM MILES (Average)
Monterey Bay Watsonville 152
Moss Landing
Sonoma 90 1hr 50mins
Napa 86 1hr 35mins
San Francisco 48 1 hr
156 Monterey 73 1hr 20mins
Los Angeles 340 5hrs 30mins
Salinas
Monterey
68
Pacific
Grove 101
99
5
Carmel TO
BIG SUR &
TO
PASO ROBLES & TO
MORRO BAY Gonzales SAN LUIS OBISPO LOS ANGELES

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Wineology INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER BY LEN NAPOLITANO

What can be learned from a trip to a winery?


I enjoy visiting wineries and learning as much as I can about to ask questions like Is this wine filtered or unfiltered? or Does
the wines, the winemaker and the history of the winery. In the winery source grapes from outside its own property or are
addition, the vineyard in the peak of the growing season June the grapes estate-grown? Im always curious to know how many
through August is a beautiful sight with clusters of red and cases of wine are produced and how long the wines are aged
green grapes under bright green leaves. Winery tasting rooms before they are released to the public.
are as varied as the wines themselves and are always welcoming, I also like hearing about the history of a winery and how its
whether its a large and lavish room or simply a folding table owner became involved in the wine business. Its surprising how
among the barrels in a storage facility. many winery owners started their professional careers in areas
A winery experience also is an opportunity to take a winery completely outside the wine industry. In almost every case it was
tour or talk to the people who are pouring the wines for tasting. a deep passion for wine that motivated them.
This is a chance to learn something about their wines. Whether Maybe the best part of the winery experience is breathing in
or not you like the wine, the time spent in a tasting room or the aroma of a winery during the time of harvest, from September
winery is a time for discovery and learning. You should feel free to November, when tons of just-picked grapes are nearby, some
already in the process of fermentation. Its a sweet smell of fresh
picked fruit mixed with notes of great expectations for a new
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DISCOV ER THE PINNACLE OF


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as belts and billfolds, bespoke clothing, cufflinks and tie clips,
hats, shaving accessories, sunglasses, travel accessories and
writing instruments. Sidestreet offers fine cigars from its
beautiful custom-crafted humidor along with humidors, lighters
and cutters and offers an exclusive, members only private club.
Only the finest cigars are offered here. Be sure to stop by!

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Located on the corner of Healdsburgs
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Company offers award-winning food and world- neighboring ranches. The culinary team
class, handcrafted ales. The Norgroves invite you beautifully pairs each course with a combination
to come and discover their diverse menu, family of the flagship blended and limited-production
friendly atmosphere and 19+ freshly brewed beers wines. Guests are seated either at the outdoor
on tap. Open daily for lunch and dinner. garden table or inside the Hospitality House.

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emerging from acres of rolling di Rosa offers visitors refuge
vineyards and pastoral calm. to view the art of Northern
The Ledson Family has been California in a singularly
in Sonoma Valley for over 150 unique setting. The
years. Owner and winemaker property includes three
Steve Ledson produces separate galleries, a
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handcrafted, small-lot wines that reflect the genuine diversity of his estate sculpture park, a 35-acre
vineyards. Wines can be tasted in one of three salons or in a private tasting lake and wildlife preserve. Protected in perpetuity under the Napa County
suite by appointment. This is an engaging, fun and personal experience you Land Trust, di Rosa is rich in flora and fauna, with open space that is home
dont want to miss. to a fascinating array of wildlife and native plant species.
Email: tastings@ledson.com
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Napa Valley
ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS APRIL 4, 11, 18, 25 APRIL 21-23
ONGOING CAMOMI OSTERIA Tacos & Tequila Tuesdays Calistoga Food & Wine Event
Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines Latin Nights Silverado Resort, Napa, 5:30-9pm, $20 Apr 21: Winemaker Dinner at Fairwinds Estates,
Mar 30: Rhone Wine Fan Club of Napa Valley Napa, 10pm-1am, free www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400 6-9pm, $95
www.camomi.com, 707-224-6664 ........................................................................................................ Apr 22: Grand Tasting Event, Solage Calistoga, 2-6pm, $95
Mar 31: Back Room Blow Out LXXI ........................................................................................................
Apr 6: The Great Grape Study Grenache APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr 23: Chef & Sommelier Brunch
ONGOING SUNDAYS Lamb & Zin Dinner www.calistogafoodandwine.com
Apr 7: Taste Wines from the French Alps Live Music for Sunday Brunch ........................................................................................................
Apr 14: Southern Rhone Valley Wine Tasting Silverado Resort, Napa, 5:30-9pm, $38
Carneros Resort & Spa, Napa, 10am-2pm www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400 APRIL 22
Apr 20: The Great Grape Study Riesling ........................................................................................................ Sip and Paint Seminar
www.carnerosresort.com, 707-299-4880
Apr 21: Lesser Known Grapes Tasting ........................................................................................................ Rutherford Hill Winery, Rutherford
........................................................................................................
ONGOING
APRIL 7
ONGOING PROVENANCE VINEYARDS www.rutherfordhill.com, 707-963-1871
Fried Chicken Sundays & ........................................................................................................
Live Music at Blue Note Napa Fortitude Friday: Ken Matsumoto Sculpture
Napa, www.bluenotenapa.com, 707-880-2300
Monday Magnum Madness APRIL 22
Two Birds One Stone, St. Helena Exhibition Opening RUTHERFORD RANCH WINERY
Mar 26-28: Kenny G. Rutherford, 5-7pm, 707-968-3633
www.twobirdsonestonenapa.com, 707-302-3777 Blending Seminar
Mar 29: Davy Knowles ........................................................................................................ www.provenancevineyards.com Be a winemaker for a day immersed in viticulture &
Mar 31-Apr 2: Diane Schur MARCH 30 APRIL 30 ........................................................................................................
Apr 4-6: Laith Al-Saadi of The Voice winemaking education.
Arts in April APRIL 8 Enjoy blending & bottling 2 of your own bottles.
Apr 7-9: Ravi Coltrane Various events & locations in Napa Valley Josephine Release Party
Apr 13-16: Stanley Jordan Trio St. Helena, 1-3:30pm, $75/members, $100
www.artscouncilnapavalley.org/artsinapril Freemark Abbey, St. Helena, 1-4pm, $65, $45/member www.rutherfordwine.com, 707-968-3227
Apr 19-21: Bill Charlap Trio ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ www.freemarkabbey.com, 800-963-9698
MARCH 31 ........................................................................................................
ONGOING Chef & Somm at The Grill
APRIL 22
di Rosa
APRIL 8 V. SATTUI WINERY
Silverado Resort, Napa, 5:30-9pm, $60
Napa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991 www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400 JESSUP CELLARS 2017 Lobster Fest
Ongoing through May 28: Based on a True Story, ........................................................................................................ Art House Film Series Exclusive Members Only event. Lobster, wine, live music!
Highlights from the di Rosa Collection APRIL 1 Yountville, 7pm St. Helena, www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774
........................................................................................................ Explore the Origins with illy caff ........................................................................................................
www.jesssupcellars.com, 888-537-7879
ONGOING CIA at Copia, Napa ........................................................................................................
APRIL 22
Napa Valley Museum www.ciaatcopia.com, 707-967-2500 APRIL 9 BERINGER
Yountville, www.NapaValleyMuseum.org, ........................................................................................................ A Taste of Hall Series: Spring Fever Hudson House Cooking Series, Class III
707-944-0500
APRIL 1 Chef Sarah Scott & St. Helena, 11:30am-2:30pm
Apr 8: Slow Art Day with YogaNV BERINGER www.beringer.com, 707-257-5771
2014 Hall Bergfeld Cabernet Sauvignon
Apr 8: Free Family Fun Activity, Let There Be Light Wine & Cheese Pairing with Janet Fletcher ........................................................................................................
Revealing Natures Beauty Hall St. Helena, St. Helena, 12-2pm, $150
St. Helena, 11:30am-2:30pm www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2626 APRIL 22
Apr 15: Hand-built Tea Cups with NBC Pottery www.beringer.com, 707-257-5771 ........................................................................................................ Art, Sip and Stroll
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ APRIL 16 5th Annual premier art festival in Yountville

ONGOING APRIL 1-2 featuring over 40 local & regional artists. 11am-5pm
NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN Easter Breakfast in The Grill
Farm to Table Boot Camp Silverado Resort, Napa, 7-11:30am, $39, $20/9 & under www.townofyountville.com, 707-944-8851, $20
Napa, www.winetrain.com. 800-427-4124 Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena ........................................................................................................
Apr 15: Murder Mystery Dinner www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400 APRIL 22
www.ciachef.edu, 888-858-2560, 9am-3:30pm ........................................................................................................
Apr 16: Easter Lunch ........................................................................................................ Blending Party
Apr 22: Private Reserve Train Laird Family Estate APRIL 1-2 APRIL 16 Blend & bottle your own wine with Winemaker Elizabeth
Apr 23: Romance on the Rails Arts in April: Flower Bomb Easter Brunch in the Grand Ballroom Vianna. Afterwards enjoy a traditional wine country feast.
........................................................................................................ T-Vine Winery, Calistoga, 10am-4pm, free Silverado Resort, Napa, 10:30am-2:30pm Chimney Rock, Napa, 10am-2pm, $189
ONGOING www.tvinewinery.com, 707-942-1543 $74, $32/9 & under www.chimneyrock.com, 800-257-2641
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center ........................................................................................................ www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400 ........................................................................................................
at Lincoln Theater APRIL 1-2 ........................................................................................................ APRIL 22
Yountville, www.lincolntheater.org, 707-944-9900 ENGAGE Art Fair 2017
APRIL 19 Earth Day Napa
Apr 4: The Naked Magicians Napa County Fairgrounds, Calistoga, 10am-4pm PROVENANCE VINEYARDS Oxbow Commons, Napa, 11am-4pm, free
Apr 8: Symphony Napa Valley Gala & Concert www.engageartfair.org, 707-942-5111 Wine Down Wednesday www.napaenvironmentaled.org/earth-day/
Apr 11: Semi-Toned presents Sing Theory ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
Enjoy panoramic views on the patio while sipping wine APRIL 22
Apr 22: Diablo Ballet APRIL 2
........................................................................................................ Barns and Bowles Exhibit: Artists Reception & noshing on the Bay Areas hottest food trucks. Napa Valley 50k/20mile Trail Run
ONGOING Blackbird, Calistoga, 3-6pm 5-7pm, Rutherford, www.provenancevineyards.com, Calistoga RV & Campground, Calistoga
Live at Uptown Theatre www.visitcalistoga.com 707-968-3633 www.napavalley50k.com, 415-533-1005
Napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
Apr 1: Rufus Wainwright APRIL 3-26 (MONDAY-WEDNESDAYS) APRIL 19-21 APRIL 22
Apr 7-8: Chris Isaak Arts in April: Art Gallery Tour Wine Country Cuisine Boot Camp Calistoga Food & Wine
Apr 21: Melvin Seals & JBG Robert Mondavi Winery, St. Helena, 11am-noon Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena Solage, Calistoga, 2-5:30pm
Apr 22: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood www.robertmondaviwinery.com, 888-766-6328 www.ciachef.edu, 888-858-2560, 9am-3:30pm www.solage.aubergeresorts.com, 707-266-7534
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UPCOMING
Daily: Valley First Tour
Daily: Grgich Hills Estate Winery Tour
Sat: Valleys only Evening Winery Tour
Daily: Ambassador Winery Tour
Mar 25: Private Reserve Train Charles Krug
Apr 22: Private Reserve Train Laird Family Estate
May 13: Private Reserve Train Chappellet Winery
June 24: Private Reserve Train Honig July 15:

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APRIL 23 APRIL 28-30


APRIL 30 ONGOING
Dare Releases & Paella Vineyard to Vintner BEAULIEU VINEYARD Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern
Viader, Deer Park, 1-4pmwww.viader.com, 707-963-3816 Stags Leap District Winegrowers Annual Lobster Feast Sebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com
........................................................................................................ www.stagsleapdistrict.com Apr 1: Midtown Social
........................................................................................................ One of their most popular events of the year!
APRIL 23 Apr 14: The John Brothers Piano Company
Calistoga Trail Ramble St. Helena, www.bvwines.com, 707-967-5200, 1-3pm
APRIL 29 ........................................................................................................ Apr 15: Steve Pile & Lazyman
Bothe, Napa Valley State Park, Calistoga FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS Apr 22: Poor Mans Whiskey
www.parks.ca.gov, 707-942-4575, 8-11am
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Casino Night Sonoma County ........................................................................................................
Craps, black jack, roulette, prizes, food & fun! ONGOING
APRIL 27 Calistoga, 6-9pm, $100/members, $125/guests ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern
Culinary Crawl www.frankfamilyvineyards.com, 707-942-0859 Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Sonoma, 707-935-9100, www.hopmonk.com
Downtown Napa, 5-8:30pm ........................................................................................................ Grapes to Glass Wine Education Mar 31: Peace of G
www.donapa.com
APRIL 29 707-931-2042
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ Apr 1: Chime Travelers
APRIL 28
PROVENANCE VINEYARDS Apr 2: The Mother Hips
AWWWW Shucks! SB and Oysters ONGOING Apr 7: Clay Bell
Chef & Somm at The Grill Green Music Center
Silverado Resort, Napa, 5:30-9pm, $60 Rutherford, 1-4pm, www.provenancevineyards.com, Apr 8: Michael on Fire
707-968-3633 Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400 ........................................................................................................ Apr 14: Frankie Bourne
........................................................................................................ www.gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040 Apr 15: Brian Dolzani
APRIL 29 Apr 2: Brasil Guitar Duo ........................................................................................................
APRIL 28-29 Spring Wines Celebration
20th Anniversary Kitchens in the Vineyards Apr 7: Kalpana A film by Uday Shankar ONGOING
Release of new vintage Biale wines. Taste & purchase the Apr 8: Leela Dance
Preview party on Friday at 3:30pm at Robert Mondavi new wines along with New Orleans inspired bites & hob Live Music at The Reel Fish Shop & Grill
Winery, $250. Visit five stunning houses in St. Helena at nob with the Biale founders, families & Biale growers. Apr 14: Arlo Guthrie Running Down The Road Tour Sonoma, www.thereelfishshop.com, 707-343-0044
the Home Tour on Saturday. 9:30am, $70/adv, $75 Robert Biale Vineyards, Napa, www.biale.com Apr 15: Disneys Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve! Mar 31: Second Line
www.musicinthevineyards.org, 707-258-5559 707-257-7555, 1:30-4pm, $30/members, $45, RSVP Apr 21: Yefim Bronfman, piano Apr 1: Pato Banton
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ONGOING FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONGOING APRIL 1 APRIL 8


Oysters & Bubbles at Muscardini Cellars Spreckels Performing Arts Center Trentadue Winery MEADOWCROFT WINES
Kenwood, 1-5pm Rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com April Fools Day Picnic & Scavenger Hunt Wine & Succulents
707-933-9305, www.muscardinicellars.com ........................................................................................................ Geyserville, 12-3pm, $40/member, $60
........................................................................................................ Sonoma, 707-934-4090
ONGOING www.trentadue.com, 707-433-2768 www.meadowcroftwines.com
FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
Pizza & Bocce at Comstock Wines Santa Rosa APRIL 1 APRIL 7
Healdsburg, 4-6pm, $25 www.lutherburbankcenter.org, 707-546-3600 Spring Releases Icons of the Russian River Valley Dinner: Kistler
www.comstockwines.com, 707-723-3011 Mar 31: An Evening with Neil Gaiman Kivelstadt Cellars, Glen Ellen, 12-5pm Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, $250
........................................................................................................
ONGOING SATURDAYS Mar 31: Arthur Millers A View From the Bridge www.kivelstadtcellars.com, 707-938-7001 www.farmhouseinn.com, 707-887-3300
Apr 1-2: Arthur Millers A View From the Bridge ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
Saturday Night Jive
Live music every Saturday, 6-9pm Apr 7: Brain Candy Live! Adam Savage & Michael APRIL 1-2 APRIL 8
Spicy Vines, Healdsburg Stevens Spring Cleaning Sale Terrarium Making & Wine Tasting
www.spicycines.com, 707-927-1065 Apr 9: A Year with Frog and Toad Buena Vista Winery, Sonoma, 11am-4pm Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, 11:30am-1pm
........................................................................................................ Apr 23: Symphony Pops, Country Legends www.buenavistawinery.com, 800-325-2764 www.cornerstonesonoma.com
SECOND & FOURTH SUNDAYS ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
Yoga at Comstock Wines ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 2 APRIL 2 APRIL 8
Healdsburg, 9:30-11am, $25 Eye of the Beholder The Sculpture Workshop: Cheese Course Taste of the Sea Spring Dinner
www.comstockwines.com, 707-723-3011 & Early Prints of Nathan Oliveira with Janet Fletcher, Ricotta by You Jordan Winery, Healdsburg, 6-9pm, $295
........................................................................................................ Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma www.jordanwinery.com, 800-654-1213
Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, 1-3pm, $65 ........................................................................................................
EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY www.svma.org, 707-939-7862
Santa Rosa Original Farmers Market ........................................................................................................ www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433
APRIL 8
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Santa Rosa Veterans Building parking lot ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 2

APRIL 6
DE LORIMIER WINERY
8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629 Graphic Knowledge: The Prints of Karl Kasten April Club Pickup Party
........................................................................................................ Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma SONOMA COUNTRY ANTIQUES Geyserville, 3:30-6pm, Light appetizers & new releases!
EVERY FRIDAY MORNING www.svma.org, 707-939-7862 Afternoon Tea & Antique Roadshow www.delorimierwinery.com, 800-546-7718, RSVP
Sonoma Valley Farmers Market ........................................................................................................ Join local antique china expert Annie Paynter ........................................................................................................
Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH OCTOBER Sonoma, 3pm, RSVP, 707-938-8315 APRIL 8
........................................................................................................ Adults at Play

www.sonomaantiques.com Sheep Shearing Day


ONGOING SUNDAYS Roth Estate Winery, Healdsburg, 4-7pm ........................................................................................................ Petaluma Adobe, Petaluma
SAUSAGE & SUDS www.rothwinery.com, 707-836-7030 APRIL 6 www.petalumaadobe.com, 707-762-4871
Enoteca Della Santina ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
The Jazz Club: Tiffany Austin
Sonoma, 5pm MARCH 29 APRIL 2 Cloverdale Arts Alliance, Cloverdale, 7pm
20th Sonoma International Film Festival
APRIL 9
www.enotecadellasantina.com, 707-938-4200 www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org, 707-894-8500 MAYO FAMILY WINERY
........................................................................................................ Over 100 hand-selected films in intimate venues. ........................................................................................................
ONGOING SUNDAYS Various locations in downtown Sonoma. Reserve Club Luncheon
Sunday Live Music APRIL 7 Glen Ellen, 707-484-0526
www.sonomafilmfest.org, Check website for details.
B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen, 2-4:30pm ........................................................................................................ MAYO FAMILY WINERY www.mayofamilywinery.com
www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064 MARCH 31-APRIL 2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 April Wine Club Pick Up Party ........................................................................................................
Apr 2: Bray The Odd Couple French-themed delicious snacks paired with wine. APRIL 9
Apr 9: Don Trotta Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma Glen Ellen, 7-9pm, 707-484-0526 American Garden School: The Edible Garden
Apr 16: Justin Brown www.cinnabartheater.org, 707-763-8920 www.mayofamilywinery.com Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, 10am-3:30pm
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ www.cornerstonesonoma.com
Apr 23: Jason Bodlovich APRIL 1 ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ APRIL 7

ONGOING MONDAYS MADRONE ESTATE WINERY APRIL 13


SODA ROCK WINERY Iconic Wine Appreciation Workshop
MEATBALL MONDAY 10th Anniversary Valley of the Moon Chamber Panini Friday
Enoteca Della Santina Ensemble Spring Concert Cult Russian River Pinot Noir
Healdsburg, 3-4pm, RSVP Cloverdale Arts Alliance, Cloverdale, 7-9pm
Sonoma, 5pm Glen Ellen, 6pm, 707-939-4500
www.sodarockwinery.com, 707-433-3303 www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org, 707-894-8500
www.enotecadellasantina.com, 707-938-4200 www.madroneestatewinery.com ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
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ONGOING THURSDAYS APRIL 1 APRIL 7 APRIL 14


BURGER THURSDAY A Pop Up Comedy Show ST. FRANCIS WINERY SODA ROCK WINERY
Enoteca Della Santina Crushers of Comedy Wine Club Pick Up Party Club Pick-Up Party
Sonoma, 5pm Landmark Vineyards, Kenwood, 7-9pm Santa Rosa, 5:30-7pm, 877-651-7447 Healdsburg, 4:30-7:30pm, RSVP
www.enotecadellasantina.com, 707-938-4200 www.crushersofcomedy.com, $20 www.stfranciswinery.com www.sodarockwinery.com, 707-433-3303
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APRIL 14 APRIL 19 APRIL 22 APRIL 28


Live Concert: Whitney Kosta Browne Winemaker Dinner Santa Rosa Earth Day Festival Winemaker Dinners
Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma Sant, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma Kachina Vineyards, Cloverdale
www.fairmont.com, 707-939-2407, 6:30pm, $175 Downtown Santa Rosa, 12-4pm
www.gunbun.com, 866-467-9475
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ www.srcity.org/earthday, 707-543-4222 www.kachinavineyards.com, 707-332-7917
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APRIL 15
APRIL 21
INN AT THE TIDES APRIL 28
Artist Talk: Joseph DeLappe APRIL 22 Comedy Show
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 2pm
Winemaker Dinner Series: Unti Vineyards Flavors of Spring
Bay View Restaurant, Bodega, 7pm, $99 + tax & gratuity DArgenzio Winery, Santa Rosa, 7:30-10:15pm, $12
www.svma.org, 707-939-7862, $15, $12/members
........................................................................................................ www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788, RSVP Celebrate Earth Day & the opening of their garden tours. www.dargenziowine.com, 707-546-2466, RSVP
........................................................................................................ Korbel Champagne Cellars, Guerneville, ........................................................................................................
APRIL 15
IPA 10K & Beer Mile Invitational
APRIL 22 $20/members, $25 APRIL 28-29
GLORIA FERRER Spring Vineyard Hike
The Barlow, Sebastopol, $30 Bubbles & Blooms Festival www.korbel.com, 707-824-7316, 10:30am-3pm
Festival for runners & guests, 9:30am Sonoma, 12-4pm, $65, $55 & $60/members ........................................................................................................ Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Healdsburg, $95
Festival for general public 11:30am-2:30pm www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256 APRIL 22-23 www.jordanwinery.com, 707-431-5268, 9:45am-2pm
www.ipa10K.com ........................................................................................................ Tomatomania! ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ APRIL 22 APRIL 29
APRIL 16 Cornerstone, Sonoma, 10am-4pm
Earth Day Release of Ros for the Bay Dog Hike with Jeff Kunde
Chardonnay & Croquet Cornerstone, Sonoma, 10am-5pm www.cornerstonesonoma.com
........................................................................................................ Kunde Family Winery, Kenwood, 9am-1pm
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, $60/members, $75 www.cornerstonesonoma.com
........................................................................................................ APRIL 27 www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501x334, $75
www.sonomacutrer.com, 877-797-3489, 11am-2pm
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APRIL 22 Iconic Wine Appreciation Workshop APRIL 29
APRIL 16 Oysters on the Terrace Cte-Rtie (Northern Rhone)
Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, 4-6pm 36th Annual Butter & Egg Days Parade
Larson Family Winery, Sonoma www.sonomacutrer.com, 877-797-3489, Cloverdale Arts Alliance, Cloverdale, 7-9pm Downtown Petaluma, 707-763-0344
www.larsonfamilywinery.com, 707-938-3031 $60/members, $75 www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org, 707-894-8500 www.petalumadowntown.com
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APRIL 29
MAY 19 APRIL 22 Marin County
Spring Fling INN AT THE TIDES Earth Day Celebration
Geyser Peak Winery, Healdsburg ONGOING
Winemaker Dinner Series: Grgich Hills Estate Campovida, Hopland, 10am-2pm, $35 Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern
www.geyserpeakwinery.com, 707-857-2500 Bay View Restaurant, Bodega, 7pm, $119 + tax & gratuity
........................................................................................................ www.campovida.com, 707-744-8797 Novato, 415-892-6200, www.hopmonk.com
www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788, RSVP ........................................................................................................ Mar 28: The Blasters
APRIL 29-30 ........................................................................................................
Run for the Ros APRIL 22 Mar 31: The Hots
Trattore Farms, Geyserville Lake/Mendocino 3rd Annual Anderson Valley Goat Festival Apr 6: 33 1/3 Mile Showcase
www.trattorefarms.com, 707-431-7200 Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville Apr 7: Pop Rocks
FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
........................................................................................................ First Friday Fling Apr 8: Scott Capurro
www.mendocountyfair.com, 10am-5pm Apr 13: Country Line Dance

APRIL 29-30 Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 5:30-8pm ........................................................................................................


28th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley www.lakecountyartscouncil.com Apr 14: Hot Grubb
........................................................................................................ APRIL 22-23 Apr 15: Reisender
Visit participating wineries. 11am-4:30pm
www.drycreekvally.org, 707-433-3031 EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Wildflower Show Apr 21: Sugar Rush
........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ Wine & Food Pairings Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, 10am-4pm
APRIL 29-30 Hopland, 10am-5pm www.mendocountyfair.com, 707-895-3011, free San Mateo County
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies www.destinationhopland.com ........................................................................................................
Sonoma County Farm Trails ........................................................................................................ APRIL 30
Visit participating farms in Sonoma County ONGOING 27th Annual Pacific Coast Dream
www.blossomsbeesandbarnyardbabies.com
Skunk Train
Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com, 866-457-5865 Bay Area Machines Show
Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay
707-837-8896, 10am-4pm ......................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ 10am-4pm, $25, $15/ages 11-17
APRIL 1-30 SAN FRANCISCO www.miramarevents.com, 650-726-2328
APRIL 29-30
SunHive Weekend Workshop at HomeFarm Whale & Jazz Festival ........................................................................................................
Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, 12-8pm ONGOING
HomeFarm, Healdsburg, $350-$800
www.gualalaarts.org, 707-884-1138 Programs, Classes & Workshops at San Alameda County
www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433 ........................................................................................................ Francisco Wine School
........................................................................................................ ONGOING TUESDAYS
APRIL 8 Check website for locations & specifics.
APRIL 30 Rhododendron Walks Trivia Tuesday with Hostess Nicole Farar-Bridges
Pizza in the Piazza Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Mendocino www.sanfranciscowineschool.com, 415-644-8461 Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Sonoma, 12-3pm www.gardensbythesea.org, 707-964-4352, 1:30-3pm ........................................................................................................ www.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINS
www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575 ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ APRIL 16
APRIL 8 ONGOING FRIDAYS
APRIL 30 26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Foodie Fridays
Gems of Clearlake Spring Garden Tour Spring Celebration
Live Concert: Bonnie Prince Billy Clearlake, 10am-4pm, $20, 707-994-3600 Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 4pm
Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma www.clear-lakechamberofcommerce.com Union Street from Gough to Fillmore, San Francisco www.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINS
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
www.gunbun.com, 866-467-9475 www.SRESProductions.com, 800-310-6563, 10am-5pm
........................................................................................................ APRIL 8-9 ........................................................................................................ SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
MAY 14 Music for the Ages Jack of All Trades Fairs
Symphony of the Redwoods Spring Concert APRIL 21 Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 5pm
ST. FRANCIS WINERY 20th Annual California Wine Classic
Cotton Auditorium, Fort Bragg, 7:30-9:30pm, $20 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINS
Mothers Day Winery Dinner ........................................................................................................
Santa Rosa, 6:30pm, $195.69, $165.55/member www.symphonyoftheredwoods.org, 707-964-2850 Ritz Carlton, San Francisco, 5:30-10pm, $200
........................................................................................................ MARCH 29
www.stfranciswinery.com , 877-651-7447 www.ritzcarlton.com/SanFrancisco, 415-296-7465 Sips & Samples with Chef Valerie Warren
........................................................................................................ APRIL 20 ........................................................................................................
Gloriana presents 100 Years of Broadway Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 5-7pm

MAY 14 Gloriana Musical Theatre, Fort Bragg, 7:30-10pm APRIL 25 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-601-2200
CHATEAU ST. JEAN Lynmar Russian River Wine Tasting & Dinner ........................................................................................................
www.gloriana.org, 707-964-7469
Mothers Day ........................................................................................................ With Lynmar Estate Proprietors Lynn & Anisya Fritz MARCH 30
Kenwood, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-257-5784 APRIL 21-23 Game Night Thursdays with Sister Nau~T
........................................................................................................ Trust Your Senses Taj Campton Place, San Francisco Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 6-8pm
Phillips Hill Winery, Philo, 11am-5pm www.camptonplacesf.com, 415-955-5574 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-601-2200

MAY 14 www.phillipshill.com, 707-895-2209, free ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................


GLORIA FERRER ........................................................................................................
Mothers Day Bubbles & BBQ APRIL 22, 29
BBQ, live music & bubbles! Chowder & Jazz Mardi Gras Style
Sonoma, 12-2pm, $70, $60 & $65/members Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, 8am-5pm
www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1917 www.gualalaarts.org, 707-884-1138, $20
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MARCH 31 APRIL 16 ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 10 APRIL 6


Music on Friday Kenya Baker Easter Egg Hunt & Cartoons Edward Weston: De Tierra Tarpys Dinner
Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 5:30-8:30pm Tenuta Vineyards, Livermore Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist Tarpys Steinbeck Night
www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-601-2200 www.tenutawinery.com, 925-960-1006 Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey Tarpys Roadhouse, Monterey, $85
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477x101 www.detierra.com, 831-647-1444, 6-9pm
APRIL 22-23 ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
Contra Costa County Colors of the Vineyard Quilt Show MARCH 31 APRIL 7
Livermore Community Center, Livermore Spring Supper with Chef Dave Page
APRIL 9 Wine & Cheese Friday Perfect Pairings
www.amadorvalleyquilters.org, 10am-5pm J. Lohr Spring Supper, San Jose, 7-10pm
Wines & Vines Class ........................................................................................................ J. Lohr Winery, San Jose, 5:30-8:30pm
Captain Vineyards, Moraga, 1-3, $43 APRIL 23 www.jlohr.com, 408-918-2195, $15 www.jlohr.com, 408-918-2195, $95
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
www.captainvineyards.com, 925-330-2440 Music in the Vines: Bacchus Brothers
........................................................................................................ MARCH 31 APRIL 7
McGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 12-4pm First Friday
www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717 Trivia Night
........................................................................................................ Pacific Grove, 6-9pm, 831-655-9775
LIVERMORE De Tierra Vineyards, Carmel-by-the-Sea
www.pacificgrove.org
APRIL 26 www.detierra.com, 831-622-9704, 6-7pm ........................................................................................................
ONGOING The Somm Series ........................................................................................................
Bankhead Theatre The Tongue Tells: Identifying Basic Tastes MARCH 31 APRIL 8
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, 6-8pm Joe Sharino Banc Spring Fling Staves & Steel
www.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800 $65, $55/members 2nd Annual Warehouse Party
Guglielmo Winery, Morgan Hill, 7-10pm
Mar 31: Rhythmic Circus Feet Dont Fail Me Now www.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866 Cima Collina Winery & Barrel Room, Marina
www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145
Apr 1: Masters of Soul ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ www.cimacollina.com, 831-620-0645, 1-4pm
APRIL 29 ........................................................................................................
Apr 3: The Naked Magicians MARCH 31 APRIL 2
Apr 7: The Wonder of Elvis, Tribute Dog Day Afternoon APRIL 8
47th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival Wine & Appetizer Pairing with Chef Bruce Finch
Apr 8: Transfigurations Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 12-4pm, free Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival
Apr 13: Arlo Guthrie www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2405 J. Lohr Winery, San Jose, 5:30-8:30pm
........................................................................................................ Various locations in Monterey www.jlohr.com, 408-918-2195, $15
Apr 14: A Salute to Bobby Vinton & Tony Bennett www.montereyjazzfestival.org, 831-646-8670 ........................................................................................................
Apr 15: Come Together, The Beatles Concert Experience APRIL 30 ........................................................................................................
Live Music: Steve Fread APRIL 8
Apr 19: Abby Manns Judgement at Nuremberg APRIL 1 Zinfandel Pairing
........................................................................................................ Retzlaff Vineyards, Livermore, 1-4pm
www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941 Walk with the Winemaker Vertical Wine Pairing from their Library
MARCH 29 ........................................................................................................ Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga, 11am
The Somm Series - Layering Flavors: The Jelly Fortino Winery, Gilroy
Bean Experience www.cgv.com/tastingtours, 408-867-7116, $10 www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305
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Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, 6-8pm Santa Clara, APRIL 1, 30 APRIL 8-9
$55, $45/members
www.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866 Santa Cruz & Paint & Sip 60th Annual Good Old Days Celebration
........................................................................................................ Monterey Counties Clos LaChance Winery, San Martin
www.clos.com, 800-487-9463, 5pm
Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
www.pacificgrove.org, 707-373-3304
APRIL 1
Discover the Garden with Master Gardener, ONGOING ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
Diana Dovholuk Sunset Cultural Center
Healthy Soil & Garden Prep Carmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048
Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 10am-12pm Mar 31: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Ive Got
www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2424 a Little Twist
$20/members, $25 Apr 4: An Evening with Graham Nash
........................................................................................................ Apr 9: Carmel Music Society - David Finckel, cello, Wu
APRIL 2 Han, Piano & Philip Setzer, violin
Live Music: Justin Brown May 6: Sunset Centers Fifth Annual Gala
Retzlaff Vineyards, Livermore, 1-4pm Apr 22-23: The Monterey Symphony Otello by Verdi &
www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941 Mahlers Symphony No. 4
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APRIL 2 ONGOING
Artist Reception: Printmaking by Donna Orme Live at Golden State Theatre
Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 1-3pm Monterey, 831-372-3800
www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305 www.goldenstatetheatre.com
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Mar 30: (((folkYEAH))) & KPIG presents Younder
APRIL 8 Mountain String Band & The Lil Smokies
Barrel Tasting & Pairing Apr 26: David Crosby
Ehrenberg Cellars, Livermore, 4-8pm June 2: Los Lonely Boys
$20, $10/members July 22: Ozomatli
www.ehrenbergcellars.com,925-418-8774 ........................................................................................................
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APRIL 8 FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
Riedel Presentation & Wine Tasting Wharf Walks at Old Fishermans Wharf
McGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 6-8pm with Tim Thomas
$60/member, $75 Monterey, 10am-noon, $20, $15/kids
www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717 www.montereywharf.com, 831-521-3304
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APRIL 9, 23 THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
Live Music: Classic Jazz Matt Finders & Friends Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours
Retzlaff Vineyards, Livermore, 1-4pm Old Monterey Foundation, 10am-noon
www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941 www.monterey.org, 831-521-3304, $20, $15/kids
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APRIL 16 THURSDAY NIGHTS IN MARCH
Live Music: Jackson Rohm & Band Winter Music Series
Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 6-8pm
Retzlaff Vineyards, Livermore, 1-4pm www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258
www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941 Mar 30: Doh Bros
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Punch Down: Wine Faults Class GUGLIELMO WINERY Solano County Wine & Canvas
Blue Victorian Barrel Room, Suisun Valley
De Tierra Vineyards, Carmel-by-the-Sea, $25 Hope for Huduma Benefit
www.detierra.com, 831-622-9704, 4-6pm Morgan Hill, Benefits Huduma School & Clinic Suisun Valley www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-429-3958
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APRIL 15
21st Annual Breakfast with the Bunny
MAY 6 First Fridays Concert Series Suisun Valley Passport Sunday
Includes beer samples & on-site food for purchase Visit participating wineries in Suisun Valley
Devendorf Park, Carmel GUGLIELMO WINERY www.suisunvalley.com, 800-838-3006, $50, $20/DD
www.carmelcalifornia.com, 831-620-2020 Bottle Your Own Red Wine #56 Budweiser Brewery, Fairfield, 7-10pm, $10 ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ Morgan Hill, 10am-3pm www.budweisertours.com, 707-429-7595
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www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463, 12-5pm
........................................................................................................ Central California Party in the Tap Room
Includes beer samples & on-site food for purchase
Candy sampling, carnival rides, midways games & more!
Fairfield, 9am-5pm, free admission & parking
APRIL 15 APRIL 1 Budweiser Brewery, Fairfield, 7-10pm, $10 www.JellyBelly.com, 800-953-5592
After Dark Dance Party 2nd Annual Lodi Wine & Food Festival www.budweisertours.com, 707-429-7595 ........................................................................................................
Clos LaChance Winery, San Martin Ole Mettler Grape Pavilion, Lodi Grape Festival Grounds Apr 21: Taryn Cross
OCTOBER 28
www.clos.com, 800-487-9463, 7pm Lodi, www.grapefestival.com, $50
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APRIL 6-14 Munchkin Masquerade
APRIL 14-16 Sacramento Valley JELLY BELLY Tour the factory with Mr. Jelly Belly & Kelly the Clown.
Wildflower Show Visit the Easter Bunny Fairfield, 10:30am, free, Costumes encouraged.
165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, 10am-5pm ONGOING www.JellyBelly.com, 800-953-5592
Sacramento River Train Professional photos for $10 or bring your own camera. ........................................................................................................
www.pgmuseum.org, 831-648-5718 www.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690 Fairfield, 10am-4pm, www.JellyBelly.com,
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APRIL 15 800-953-5592
ONGOING ........................................................................................................
Golf Course Easter Egg Hunt
77 Asilomar Blvd., Pacific Grove, 10-11am
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
U.C. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org, 866-754-ARTS
APRIL 10-16
World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales
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Apr 5: Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Kevin Eubanks &
Eric Harland
Budweiser Brewery, Fairfield
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Apr 8-9: Sound Maze by Paul Dresher
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Apr 12: Amitav Ghosh
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To highlight the unique cultural attributes of each Napa County community, Arts Council Napa Valley is
partnering with artists and local leaders in each city across the county to bring their downtowns to life
with a public celebration. From Calistogas Storytelling Speakeasy at Tank Garage Winery to the Yountville
Art, Sip + Stroll to Napas inaugural FLOW bringing pop-up performances and interactive street art in a
takeover of the new Oxbow Commons, Napa River Walk and the Rail Arts District, Napa Countys
downtown will be alive with music, spoken word, and visual creations. For a full schedule, visit
www.artscouncilnapavalley.org/artsinapril.

Anchor Event Descriptions and Details


American Canyon April 22, 1-4pm AmCan By the Bay: Earth Day and the Arts A celebration
focusing on all things green in a beautiful wetlands environment at the Napa River Bay Trail, at 625
Eucalyptus drive. The event will feature informational booths, food, entertainment, kids activities,
raffles and fun outdoor recreation. For details, visit cityofamericancanyon.org.
Calistoga March 30 - April 2 SARAFORNIA: The Arts of Calistoga A four-day grassroots
celebration of Calistoga's bohemian spirit. Youre invited to kick back with some Calistoga culture
get out and get boho! For details, visit visitcalistoga.com/arts-in-april.
Napa April 30, 11-4 FLOW: Arts at the River An artistic activation of the Oxbow Commons and the
new Rail Arts District (RAD) bringing together music, performing and visual arts. Watch Spanish street
artist Cinta Vidal as she works on her mural and help sort broken tiles for the Quake Mosaic, a massive

Arts in April Returns to the Napa Valley public art piece addressing the devastation of the 2014 Napa. Come for a one-day glimpse at the vast
creative culture.
St. Helena April 15, 12-3 Arts in the Streets St. Helenas Lyman Park will come alive with arts and
culture with a nod to the beautiful complexity and cultural diversity of St. Helena.
for Seventh Annual Celebration Yountville April 22, 11AM-5PM Art, Sip & Stroll Starting at the Napa Valley Museum where parking
Winemaker
is plentiful, pick up your Art, Sip & Stroll wristband, visit the galleries and enjoy your Chrisstop
first tasting
the beer garden. Board the Yountville Trolley to Washington Street where 40+ artists, 10 wineries &
Pisani
at
tasting rooms and live music await.
Culture and community take centerstage Highlighted Independent Events
Event details can be accessed at www.artscouncilnapavalley.org/artsinapril.
HALL WINES Every Sunday in April at 11am Enjoy tastings of new wine releases while embarking on a
as the county-wide, month-long arts festival complimentary walking tour around the property showcasing some of the most influential artists
working today. Call 707-967-2626 or visit hallwines.com.
highlights downtowns, public space and local issues St. Supery April The Art of Cheese This month-long exhibit features artwork from renowned
cheese artist, Mike Geno along with a selection of cheeses from top Bay Area creameries paired with
St. Suprys wines. Cheese Workshops on the weekends.
Jessel Gallery April 7, 5-8pm Artist Reception Over the course of April, visit the gallery to see live
The seventh annual Napa Valley Arts in April will showcase painting demonstrations each weekend.
more than 40 arts and culture events across the Napa County from Provenance Vineyards April 7, 5-7pm The work of sculptor Ken Matsumoto on exhibit this April. A
special evening hosted by Ken on Friday, April 7.
American Canyon to Calistoga and in between. In addition to the Napa Valley Museum April 8 , 10am-12pm Slow Art Day One-hour yoga flow while focusing your
attention on four designated artworks in the "Embracing Imperfection" exhibition for 5-10 minutes each.
independently produced events that dot the idyllic valley at wineries, To find out more about Slow Art Day, visit www.SlowArtDay.com.
museums and galleries, the county will host five central city events Tews Treasures April 15, 9am-3pm Rustic to Refined An eclectic bunch of pickers and makers
who present fantastic finds raided from barns and attics and grandmas trunks to uncover the magic so
that celebrate each towns unique scene including Calistoga, St. you can rediscover, repurpose and reuse.
Napa Valley Museum April 15, 2-4pm Make Your Own Wabi Sabi-Inspired Teacup This workshop is
Helena, Yountville, Napa and American Canyon. Napa Valley Arts in geared toward adults and is limited to 15 participants. Each person will create a set of four teacups that
April is a production of Arts Council Napa Valley with major support will be fired and available for pick up at a later date, $50.
Rutherford Ranch Winery April 16 Spend an Afternoon with Artist Tim Howe Learn more about his
from Visit Napa Valley and the County of Napa. latest body of work by asking the artist himself.
The vision for Arts in April is to foster the unique, identifiable Napa Valley College April 21, 7pm EMERGENCE: Festival of New Work is weekend long showcase
celebrating the progressive process of new work. The eclectic nature of the event will offer a mix of
sense of place through locally produced and presented cultural performances designed for various audiences of all ages.
Lucky Penny Theater April 21-May 7 "Maple and Vine" This modern dark comedy explores the
programs companioned by Napa Valleys wine and culinary other side of the "good old days."
offerings. Each April is a month to highlight creative talent, inspire Lincoln Theater April 22, 11-5pm + 7-9pm A Celebration of Form is a daylong visual and performing
arts showcase. Tickets townofyountville.com.
and engage locals, and enrich the visitors experience of authentic Robert Louis Stevenson Museum April 27, 7pm An evening of Open Mic Poetry The evening will
Napa County culture. highlight several of Robert Louis Stevensons poems and offer the opportunity for other poets to
perform their works. All are invited to listen, perform and enjoy poetry from the past and the present.
There is magic in the arts. Art enriches life in so many ways-by Crusher Wine District April Several tasting rooms will be hosting art from Napa Valley artists
throughout the month of April and an artist reception on Saturday, April 29, from 4-7pm
creating beauty, by making hard subjects palatable, by bringing Napa Valley Writers Conference April 15 An evening of readings and discussion of the role of poetry;
people together, and by inspiring us to think outside of the box and 6:30pm, Upper Valley Campus of Napa Valley College in St. Helena. $20 at the door,
napawritersconference.org.
beyond the everyday. Arts in April is here to celebrate that magic, and Napa Valley Youth Symphony April 29 The Red Gala is Napa Valley Youth Symphonys not-to-be-
missed annual fundraising event, an evening of friends, food, wine, and world-class music. VIP ticket
what better time than spring a time of rebirth and renewal! holders and concert goers will be transported to A Night in Havana with international rising star Aldo
Arts in April officially kicks off on March 31, 2017 with Lpez-Gaviln. The Cuban pianist, who stunned audiences at last years Festival Napa Valley, will evoke
Old Havana with his own brand of classically-trained and Latin-tinged jazz. NVYS will perform George
the Friday night gala for the third annual ENGAGE Art Fair at Gershwins lively C uban Overture and will accompany Lpez-Gaviln in Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue.
Calistogas Napa County Fairgrounds, and closes with the April 30 American Canyon Arts Foundation April 22, 5-7:30pm 25th Annual Art Extravaganza A juried art
show and wine at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, www.amcanart.org
city e vent, Napas first annual FLOW festival, a performing and Etude Wines | April 30, 11am A Showing of Four local Napa artists Interact with these gifted and
diverse artists while sipping Etude's award-winning Pinot Noirs and Cabernets.
visual arts activation of the Oxbow Commons and the new Rail Arts
District in downtown Napa. For a full list of events, visit www.artscouncilnapavalley.org/artsinapril.

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Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
New Taste Offerings This Spring and Summer Highly Anticipated Ros Now Available
Founded in 1981 by Don and Rhonda Carano, Ferrari-Carano is Ferrari-Carano Vineyards
home to award-winning wines, five acres of beautiful gardens and and Winery just debuted its
breathtaking vineyard views. Starting with a small, 30-acre vineyard long-anticipated ros: 2016 Dry
in the late 70s, Ferrari-Carano has grown to about 1,900 certified Sangiovese Ros. The wines pretty
sustainably-farmed vineyard acres on 24 ranches in six appellations. pink color and flexibility with
Visit the beautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines, the spectacular food make it an ideal wine for
Italianate hospitality center, Villa Fiore, on the 70-acre Dry Creek warm weather sipping. At Ferrari-
Valley ranch with estate vineyards and beautiful gardens. Carano, we celebrate our Italian
heritage through our love of food
Wine Tasting Daily and entertaining, so a sunny, food-
At the winery, visitors may taste classic and limited release friendly Italian-style ros is a thrilling
wines in the Villa Fiore Wine Shop, in the Enoteca located in addition to our wine family, says
the underground cellar, or on Il Terrazzo, the outdoor terrace owner, Rhonda Carano.
overlooking the vineyards. Relax and sip on your own pace on Il Executive Winemaker Sarah
Terrazzo, weather permitting, with a wine by the glass or bottle. Quider describes this 100-percent
Choose your favorite wine and stay awhile to take in the beautiful Sangiovese ros as having a lovely
garden views. salmon hue, aromas and flavors
of fresh-picked wild berries,
Uncorked Mondays A Complimentary Signature Tasting Each Monday mouthwatering acidity and an
New this year, Uncorked Mondays is a weekly program elegant finish. Recommended food pairings include salad, fresh
offering a complimentary tasting of two wines to guests who seafood, game meats, and soft cheeses.
venture into the winery on Mondays. Wine selection will change
monthly, showcasing white, ros and red wine seasonal favorites Wine & Chocolate Pairing
from the Ferrari-Carano Classics and Spirit of Italy series. Offered in the Enoteca is an educational and fun wine tasting
For April, Uncorked Mondays will feature 2013 Tre Terre Chard option that features five Ferrari-Caranos wines each paired with
from Russian River Valley and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from a custom blended chocolate bar, especially created for the winery,
Alexander Valley. Please note that wines are subject to change based for $35 per person. How it works: each section of the semi-sweet
on availability. chocolate bar has been crafted with different flavorings specifically

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Wine Tasting at a Glance
Villa Fiore Tasting Bar
Offered daily, taste 5 wines for $10, refunded with a $50
purchase. Taste Ferrari-Caranos Classic wines while enjoy-
ing stunning vineyards views and sweeping gardens. Youll
taste some of the best-known FC wines, like the Fum Blanc
and Chardonnay, along with an assortment of Classic reds,
like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Enoteca Reseve Wines Tasting Bar
Offered daily, taste 4 wines for $25, refunded with a $150
purchase. The ultimate setting for tasting award-winning
wines from Ferrari-Carano, like their single-vineyard
chosen to pair with one of the Cabernet wines. Start at the beginning of the bar, bite off Chardonnays, small production mountain Cab Sauvs and
a piece of chocolate and then sip the corresponding Cabernet. This combination of fine Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs. The majority of these wines are
artisan chocolate expertly complements the fruit-forward characteristics of the wines, available only at the winery or through the wine club. Located
and is a tasting experience you will not soon forget. No appointment is necessary. in the cellar of the Villa and opposite the stunning wine barrel
room, the Enoteca is offers salon-style seating on weekends
Free Daily Winery Tour during high seasons.
If youd like an in-depth look at Ferrari-Carano, reserve your spot for the winery
Il Terrazzo
tour, offered daily at 10 a.m., free and by appointment. Hosted by friendly and
knowledgeable staff, you will stroll through the gardens, see vineyards up close, perhaps Taste wines al fresco on the terrace overlooking the
catch one of the winemaking team or cellar crew hard at work on the crush pad or in vineyards just outside the Villa Fiore Tasting Bar. Choose to
the winerys cellars or tank rooms, view Don and Rhonda Caranos personal wine cellar, purchase wine by the glass or bottle and enjoy it at your own
and visit the Enoteca and Villa Fiore tasting rooms. You will hear about Ferrari-Caranos pace. Il Terrazzo is open every day, weather permitting.
history how Don and Rhonda first came to Sonoma County on a wine buying trip and Tours and Private Tastings By Appointment
just fell in love with the area. After the tour, you are invited to taste Ferrari-Carano wines
Free winery tours are offered daily at 10am by appointment.
at the Classic Wine Bar or in the Enoteca. Winery tours are available daily, 10 a.m., by Youll experience the splendor of the winery as you stroll the
appointment. To schedule your tour, email tourinformation@ ferrari-carano.com or call grounds, cellar, crush pad, vineyards and villa. Explore the
the Hospitality Department at (707) 433-6700 or 1-800-831-0381. inner workings of a world-class winery through a behind-the-
Private Tastings scenes tour where you just may run into a winemaker or two.
Or choose a themed Private Tasting, also by appointment,
Private Tastings are available by appointment. Each tasting, hosted in the PreVail offered daily, 11am and 2:30pm, where youll be hosted in the
Room, is designed to highlight the many nuances of wine in a fun and informative PreVail Room by our knowledgeable wine educator.
style and include Matchmaker (a wine and food pairing), Chardonnay Lovers, 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. To schedule a Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
private tasting, contact the hospitality department, privatetasting@ferrari-carano.com, Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
call the Hospitality Department or visit the website, www.ferrari-carano.com. 8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg CA 95448
To schedule your tour,
email tourinformation@ferrari-carano.com
Seasons of the Vineyard Wine Shop (707) 433-6700 or (800) 831-0381
Shop for unique, wine country gifts at Rhonda Caranos Seasons of the Vineyard www.ferrari-carano.com
Wine Shop located on the Healdsburg Plaza and taste delicious wine from Ferrari- Ferrari-Caranos Seasons of the Vineyard
Carano and Lazy Creek Vineyards at the same time! While youre there, choose a
wine by the glass, taste wines from the main tasting menu, or select a wine flight
Tasting Bar & Boutique
featuring Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs or Cabernet Sauvignons. Want more decadence? Open Daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Try the Cabernet Sauvignon and chocolate pairing and we promise you wont be 113 Plaza Street, Healdsburg CA 95448
disappointed. While you enjoy the easy, relaxed atmosphere and friendly conversation, (707) 431-2222
be sure to check out the local artists series held on some Saturday nights, or stroll www.seasonsofthevineyard.com
the shop with your wine and browse their curated collection of one-of-a-kind home Get social with us! Look for Ferrari-Carano on Facebook,
dcor, tabletop and gift items. Instagram and Twitter @ferraricarano.
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Gloria Ferrers 2017
Bubbles & Blooms Festival
Earth Day Event showcases sustainability and floral artistry compost easily using these amazing critters that kids and adults love.
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards will be a feast for the senses on Russian River Flower Schools Dundee Butcher On Re-
Earth Day as its transformed with an irresistible array of colorful Arranging
floral and green art showpieces as well as DIY sustainable gardening Join world class floral expert Dundee Butcher as she shares
examples for the 2nd annual Bubbles & Blooms Festival, sponsored her story of starting in the flower business in London 10 years
by Flower Magazine. Scheduled for Saturday, April 22, from 12pm. ago, the venues she designed for (including Kensington Palace!)
to 4pm. at the winery in Sonoma, this years event will provide Earth and all the crazy stories that go along with it. She will discuss the
Day inspiration for sprucing up your home inside and out while need to constantly re- arrange both professionally and personally
putting you face-to-face with experts on sustainable gardening, floral with regards to running a business, dealing with changing styles,
arranging and nature photography. A portion of all ticket proceeds trends and availability of materials while creating several floral
from this years event will benefit Garden for the Environment, a demonstrations.
non-profit whose mission is to provide practical skills for all San Potting Sonoma Style with Sonoma Mission Gardens
Franciscans to personally contribute to sustainability through urban Come delight and learn how to utilize the best uses of color and
gardens, farms and foods. succulents in containers with a style that creates neighborhood
General Admission tickets cost $65 and include food, wine envy. Deborahs presentation will incorporate the ideas of simple
tokens, speaker presentations on the main stage, tour options and Mediterranean elegance and Spanish flare.
floral displays. VIP tickets cost $90 and include all the general
admission features plus VIP parking, a gift bag, an additional wine Tours
token, access to the VIP section with reserve wines, front row seating Sign up required upon arrival; space is limited; appropriate
with guest speakers at the main stage and a DIY workshop of your footwear recommended.
choice. More information and tickets for 2017 Bubbles & Blooms Photography Tour
Festival are available at www.gloriaferrer.com. Photographer Meredith Hayes takes you on a vineyard
exploration for up close and scenic photos. Capture wildflowers,
Lectures on the Main Stage bud break, vineyard shots and panoramic views from picturesque
Garden for the EnvironmentSustainable Gardening and hillside locations. Learn photography tips for capturing the
Composting with Maggie Marks moment and creating your own personalized memorabilia. All
Growing your own garden is incredibly satisfying and fun photography levels welcome.
for all ages. Maggie Marks, Executive Director at Garden for the Sustainability in the Vineyard
Environment, San Franciscos teaching garden for over 25 years, Tour the vineyard with Gloria Ferrer Vice President of
will teach you how to create beautiful gardens that celebrate our Production Mike Crumly to hear about our sustainable practices
California summer-dry climate. And, since the most important part of and conservation methods. Learn how the winery became Certified
any garden is soil shell talk about the amazing benefits of compost! Sustainable for production and farming techniques that are good
Shes bringing her indoor worm bin, to show you how you can create for the vines, wine, employees and earth.

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Once again the historic winery caves will be transformed
into an indoor floral market where guests can browse and
purchase unique arrangements and plants while enjoying
Gloria Ferrers award-winning sparkling and still wines
accompanied by delicious local cuisine from Chef Beth
Sogaard. A myriad of pairings will be available such as
Kaffir Lime & Lemongrass Shrimp Endive Boats with Gloria
Ferrer Demi Sec; Lobster and Artichoke Polenta Rounds as
well as a live Chefs Curry Station with Gloria Ferrer Blanc
de Noirs; and grab and go items such as Crazy Good Truffle
Potato Chips & Gorgonzola Dip with 2007 Gloria Ferrer
Royal Cuve.

DIY Floral Workshops


For an additional cost, guests may also participate in
hands-on floral workshops. Workshops are $25 each and
cost includes all materials. Space is limited and advance
purchase is recommended. VIP Bubble Passholders may
participate in one complimentary workshop at no additional
cost. Workshops include:
Cup of Spring with Eothen Florals Katie Chirgotis
Bring the outside into your home by creating a petite
arrangement in a recycled Gloria Ferrer bottle. Let your
imagination and creativity flow into arrangements that are loose,
lovely and gorgeously fleeting. Flowers may include spring
harbingers such as narcissus, ranunculus, anemone, columbine,
and blooming vines such as honeysuckle or jasmine.
Crowning Glory with Russian River Flower School
One of the most popular workshops at last years Bubbles
and Blooms, this workshop teaches you the art of making
your own floral crown. Its easy and fun to create a glorious
halo of flowers for your head!
Clematis Twisted Vine Vase with Russian River
Flower School
Learn the technique of twisting and curling vines within
a vase to support delicate flowers. You will create a beautiful
arrangement that focuses on the beauty of the flowers and
container.

Open Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


23555 Highway 121, Sonoma, CA
(707) 933-1917 | www.gloriaferrer.com

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CA MOMI OSTERIA
Feature Head
Anyone who has ever enjoyed the opportunity of traveling to
Italy quickly discovers the food to be quite unlike what is offered
in most Italian restaurants here in America. The flavors are layered
interior and exposed brick wall, and even the classic Italian movies
projected large on the wall next to the impressive bar, CaMomi
speaks of the real Italy.
and complex, while the ingredients remain simple. The wine is well True to the culture of their country, CaMomis founders insist on
balanced and created to compliment the food served. Mounds of using only the finest, organic local ingredients from such respected
pasta smothered in heavy sauces are nowhere to be found in the purveyors as BellWether Farms, Niman Ranch, Osprey Seafood
cucinas of Italy. and Capay Organic, just to name a few. The freshness is evident on
Thankfully, a visit to CaMomi Osteria in downtown Napa will every plate. The burrata and verdure, for instance, is the definition
transport you right back to the countryside of Italy with authentic, of simplicity. Wood-oven roasted organic vegetables surround fresh
heartcrafted dishes utilizing California grown, organic ingredients. made burrata, drizzled with olive oil. Unpretentious perfection.
The restaurant is the obsession of three friends from Italy. Chef Another marvelous choice is the cappelletti con radicchio &
Valentina Guolo-Migotto along with Winemaker Stefano Migotto zucca. Be Love Farms roasted butternut squash is complimented by
and Winemaker/Master Pizzaiolo Dario De Conti, came to America sage and sauted chioggia radicchio, then served over cappelletti
initially to develop a wine filtration business that then morphed into pasta. The combination of flavor sensations is unlike anything youll
a celebrated winery and finally a charming restaurant and brewery. find outside of Italy. Valentina has done her homework, combing
Their combined skills and passion for the food and wine of their thorough old recipes found during her frequent research expeditions
homeland is recognizable everywhere you look. From the tantalizing to her home town. Her finds have helped her create truly expressive
menu with an array of antipasti, inspired main courses and and genuine representations of her countrys cuisine.
traditional Napoletana style pizzas, to the restaurants warm, rustic CaMomi also encourages a nose to tail use of locally sourced
meats, poultry, dairy and eggs, offering such tempting secondi as
their stinco al forno con patate, featuring a roasted Niman Ranch
pork shank resting on fresh roasted, organic fingerling potatoes.
Spiced with rosemary, sage and juniper, this hearty dish is so savory
it fills the air with an aroma that will have fellow diners craning their
necks to view your order. An equally coveted selection is their pollo
fritto & salvia. The recipe was a closely guarded secret of a rather
crotchety former neighbor in Italy who was well known for his herb
marinated and lightly battered chicken. Thankfully Valentina was
able to coax the recipe from him and now CaMomi serves marvelous
crispy sage leaves alongside his fried chicken, giving the simple dish
a dash of flair.
For those who still long for something a bit more familiar, try
Owners: Dario, Stefano and Valentina the rigatoni con coda alla vaccinara. The basics of perfectly cooked
pasta and a red sauce made from organic San Marzano tomatoes is

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there, but greatly enhanced by a braised oxtail stew made


with organic fair-trade cocoa, pine nuts and raisins. The
combination of flavors will render more traditional sauces
pedestrian in comparison.
CaMomi offers an extensive wine list, but their house
made Rosso di Napa and Bianco di Napa are hard to beat.
Craft beers and specialty cocktails from their awe-inspiring
bar featuring small batch, locally produced spirits and
are not to be missed. Try the Negroni. Spirit Works gin is
combined with Gran Classico & Leopold Brothers bitters
and Cocchis authentic sweet Italian vermouth to create the
very finest version of this classic Italian cocktail this reviewer VISIT THE ICONIC RHINE HOUSE
has ever enjoyed. OPEN DAILY 10 A M - 5 PM

Ca Momi, located on 1st street in downtown


Napa is open from Tuesday through Sunday for
lunch and dinner and offers a Happy Hour from 5
to 6pm daily. They also feature live music and a late
night Il Digestivo from 10pm to closing on Friday
and Saturday with venetian cicchetti, house brewed
beers, house wine and their classic spritz for only
five dollars. 2000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 707.257.5771 www.beringer.com
2017 Beringer Vineyards, St. Helena, CA Please enjoy our wines responsibly.

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MADRONE ESTATE
at the Valley of the Moon
nationally in restaurants and wine stores, but the main focus at
A Perfect Blend of History and this location is now on Madrone Estate wines.
Modern, Small-Lot Boutique Winemaking
Would you like to experience something exceptional and visit A Must Visit Sort of Place!
a wonderful, delicious blend of Sonoma Valley history and state of Simply put, this place is a must visit the location and interior
the art small-lot winemaking? Well, jump in your car and meander is gorgeous, the wines are phenomenal, the history of this place is
through Sonoma Valleys gently winding roads to the very heart of fascinating and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
the Valley of the Moon. This amazing destination was once, and
still is known as, Valley of the Moon Winery, but is becoming better Local dishes prepared by Winery Chef
known as Madrone Estate at the Valley of the Moon Winery. Estate Tasting: Enjoy a taste of five distinct Madrone Estate
The oldest operating winery in Glen Ellen, Madrone Estate wines for $15. Tasting fees are waived with a purchase of two
Winery embraced its original name from the 1880s and recently bottles. No appointment is required.
re-opened a beautiful new tasting room. Reserve Tasting Experience: Taste prized estate wines, featuring
the Stewart Family Reserve portfolio and select estate wines paired
Relax and Stay a While! with select local artisan cheeses and charcuterie. The Reserve Tasting
The tasting room seamlessly blends history with an airy, modern Experience is available Monday through Friday by appointment.
industrial chic feel. One wall highlights the original rock of the Cheese & Charcuterie Plate: Enjoy artisan cheese selections, pate
building and the open beam ceilings draw focus on the interior or terrine, sliced meats, olives, fresh fruit, fig compote and whole
barnlike structure. A beautiful, gnarly old vine (75-150 year old grain mustard served with fresh-sliced French baguette or crackers.
vines!) Zinfandel vineyard sits just outside the building, providing Prepared Lunches: Gourmet Wine Country Box Lunches,
a dramatic backdrop. Several picnic tables sit under the olive trees, paired with a flight of five wines, and box lunches are available
beckoning al fresco relaxation and a Bocce court awaits the more daily with advance purchase. >>BY SUE STRAIGHT, THE WINE WENCH
active, competitive types. The modern touches include a long,
curved cement bar, an assortment of cozy seating areas, rolling
display tables and subtle, comfortable interior colors and lighting.
Madrone Estate Valley of the Moon
Same Historic Location, Amazing New Wines! Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Stewart family purchased the historic estate in 2012 and Available for Weddings and Events
added a small-lot winery to focus on estate-driven wines. Valley of 777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen CA 95442
the Moon wines are still produced at the property and honor an (707) 939-4510 | www.madroneestatewinery.com
important 75-year era when Italian proprietors made wines in the
Follow Madrone Estate Winery on Facebook
original stone barrel cellar. Valley of the Moon wines are available

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ZD WINES goes beyond sustainability to true land stewardship


One wouldnt necessarily know just by driving by its grand While the process is more expensive, the deLeuzes see no other
estate on Silverado Trail in the middle of Napa Valley that ZD way of conducting their business. Their belief is so strong and the
Wines is making important contributions to organic farming and practices held so deeply throughout the winery that even the staffs
sustainable land management. personal behaviors have been altered.
But once you pull in the driveway and notice an assortment Many of them carpool, and they have gotten so used to recycling
of electric vehicles parked at five charging stations, you will find and reducing waste at work that they carry the practice into their
the first clue that this family-owned winery is more than doing homes.
its part for the planet. This is the labor of love, said Jorge Guzman, lead hospitality.
Its the way of the future for the wine industry, said Our influence is through the people drinking the wine and to
winemaker Chris Pisani, who has been with ZD Wines for more show them what were doing.
than 20 years. Visitors can get a deeper look into the winerys eco-friendly
Some of the sustainable and environmentally friendly practices by taking an Eco-vineyard Tour and Tasting. The tour
practices the winery has undertaken are converting the grapes teaches about organic farming, renewable energy, biodiversity and
it sources to organic, building a water recycling system for other methods ZD employs during a walk through the organic
wastewater from the winemaking process for landscaping and estate vineyard. The tour will end with wine and cheese.
irrigation, erecting perches for hawks and owl boxes to help This tour must be reserved in advance by calling or emailing
reduce the rodent population, and forgoing the use of pesticides. the winery. Other tastings and tours also must be booked ahead.
The winery also boasts a fish-friendly farming designation and Learn more at zdwines.com >>SHOSHANA HEBSHI
generates enough energy from solar panels to power the tasting
room, the winemaking process and the EV charging stations.
The goal, Pisani said, is to have the 2018 vintageZDs 50th
anniversary be the year that all their growers are organic.
Were down to the stragglers, he said.
ZD Wines, LLC | 8383 Silverado Trail, Napa
800-487-7757 | info@zdwines.com
The quest to go green began when the owners, Norman and
Rosa Lee deLeuze, realized that depleting the soil of nutrients Open for Walk-In Tastings Daily 10am to 4pm
and then spraying toxic chemicals on weeds and the vines was Tours by Appointment
not ideal for longevity of the land or public health. They wanted www.zdwines.com
to produce quality wine, and realized they could continue to do
so by using sustainable farming methods.

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Explore Fairfield

Jelly Belly, Much to Explore


Situated just a half hours drive from Napa, the Jelly Belly Visitor offer a close-up look at the activities that take place throughout
Center is the only place where you can see famous Jelly Belly jelly the facility. An area of the factory previously not included in the
beans being made. Each year, nearly 500,000 visitors learn how the tour is now open to the public once more, and historic candy
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April 15. Professional photos are available for a $10 purchase, or


bring your own camera to capture your special Easter memories
free of charge. On Saturday April 15, Mr. Jelly Belly and the Easter
Bunnies team up for a scrumptious brunch with entertainment and
Easter delights. Reservations are required for this special event. For
details on Easter events, please visit www.JellyBelly.com. The Visitor
Center will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 16.
Visit Jelly Belly at One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield. Call 1-800-953-
5592 or visit online at www.jellybelly.com.

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2017 Jelly Belly Candy Company

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Grgich Hills Estate Celebrates First Four Decades with Special Release
This spring, iconic Napa Valley winery Grgich Hills Estate will primarily sold to wine club members and winery visitors. The
release an exclusive 40th Anniversary Chardonnay. Co-owner Miljenkos Selections are single vineyard wines such as Petite Sirah,
Violet Grgich says, This wine embodies the Chardonnay my father, Petit Verdot and Rutherford Cabernet. The Legacy Selections
Miljenko Mike Grgich, first made for Grgich Hills Estate 40 years are the winerys most coveted wines, such as the Paris Tasting
ago, and illustrates the advancements weve made in vineyard and Commemorative Chardonnay, Yountville Old Vine Cabernet
winemaking techniques over the past four decades. The Grgich Sauvignon and Miljenkos Old Vine Zinfandel. This spring, the
and Hills families discuss the history of the winery and whats next winery will celebrate the inaugural release of its small production
in a new video available to view here. Ros, which will only be available to wine club members and at the
The limited-production wine recalls an earlier style of Chardonnay, winery. The Napa Valley Selections continue to be the most widely
with crispness, rich body, and refined elegance. Lots were chosen to
distributed wines.
showcase the fresh, bright, juicy flavors of crisp apple and pear, driven
A third generation is ready to continue the legacy and carry
by refreshing acidity and a clean mouthfeel. The quality of our wine is
Grgich Hills Estate into the next forty years and beyond, including
first created in the vineyard through grape growing, says Ivo Jeramaz,
Austin Hills son Justin, Ivos daughter Maja, and Violets son Noel.
winemaker at Grgich Hills Estate and grandnephew of Mike Grgich.
And, some things never change. Violet Grgich adds,
The grapes for this wine came from our oldest vines in Carneros that
Dedication, passion and hard work are always at the core of the
produce fruit with impressive f2lavor.
The vineyard is certified organic and dry-farmed (a farming winerys values. This was passed on from generations of Grgis in
technique that is rare for Carneros), and the 40th Anniversary Croatia to my father, who taught every aspect of the wine business
Chardonnay did not undergo malolactic fermentation to preserve the to me and Ivo.
natural high acidity from the fruit, just as with the 1977 Chardonnay Save the date for the winerys 40th anniversary Open House
and all subsequent vintages. The wine is barrel fermented with with the Grgich and Hills families on Saturday, July 29th from
indigenous yeast, and aged for 10 months in 70% new and 30% 11am to 3pm!
neutral French oak, resulting in a harmonious, graceful wine. For more information about Grgich Hills Estate go to
Use of natural wild yeast, the sur lies technique, and Oxoline www.grgich.com or visit Grgich on Facebook at @GrgichHillsEstate
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BASH Indulge in the Winemaking and Culinary Arts of St. Helena


chefs that bring added notoriety to the Appellation St. Helena
Napa Valleys Epicenter for Food and Wine community. At the 2016 bASH there Tickets are $125 and available now on
On Saturday, April 1, Appellation St. were bites served by Cindy's Backstreet the web site: www.appellationsthelena.com
Helena (ASH) is hosting the premiere Kitchen, Goose & Gander, Market, Contact: Lisa Stockon, 29 Marketing
annual wine and food pairing event, PRESS, and others, along with winery Studio lisa@29marketingstudio.com
bASH. The party, which draws repeat chefs, and 18 CIA culinary teams made
attendees from all over the country, up of Rising Star students selected by
provides guests with an incomparable the faculty of the Culinary Institute of
opportunity to taste wines from one of
Napa Valleys most respected viticultural
America. This year attendees can expect
over 30 winery/chef teams showing off an
ST. HELENA
areas alongside the culinary power players array of their most lauded ASH wines and
of the region. Energy will be high as pairings.
attendees sample the pairings prepared by ASH represents more than 50 St.
Charles Krug Varozza
each ASH winery and culinary team and Helena wineries and 20 wine growers and T
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vote for their top three favorites. presents bASH in partnership with the
bASH is a celebration of the legacy Culinary Institute of America, Sunshine David Fulton Calafia Cellars
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and the contemporary cohort of vintners competition Orin Swift Vineyards
featuring some of the most famous cult Where: CIA, Greystone, St. Helena St. Helena Wine Center PE
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wine vineyards and winemakers in the When: April 1st, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
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Proprietors Alice and David Alkosser will be in attendance, along with winemaker Rudy
Zuidema, to celebrate this milestone event. Shadybrook Estate Winery at Rapp Ranch will WHIT
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Open to the public
For more information on wine tasting experiences and directions please go to www. Open by appointment
shadybrookestate.com or call 707.255.5661.
The tasting room is currently open 9am4pm, 7 days a week, by appointment only.

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Calistoga

Fourth Annual Calistoga Food and Wine Festival, April 21-22


As part of the fourth annual Calistoga Food and Wine Festival, Vineyard, Jax Vineyards, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Jones Family
this year the Calistoga Wine Growers Association will be hosting a Vineyards, Kenefick Ranch Vineyards, Knighton Family Vineyards,
Winemakers Dinner at Fairwinds Estate on Friday, April 21, and the La Sirena, Laura Michael Vineyards, Next Door Wines, Olabisi, Phifer
Grand Tasting at Solage Resort for the fourth consecutive year on Pavitt Wine, Poggi Wines, Seabright Cellars, Shypoke, Storybook
Saturday, April 22nd. Mountain Vineyards, Summers Estate Winery, Switchback Ridge,
Friday, April 21, 6-9pm Winery Dinner Tamber Bey, Tofanelli Wines, Tom Eddy Winery, T-Vine, Twomey
Cellars, Vermeil Wines, Voros Cellars, Weppler Vineyards, while
Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table dinner featuring the bounty
participating local chefs and vendors will include Gustavo Rios of
of spring perfectly paired with the incredible wines Kenefick
Evangeline, Nick Montanez of Calistoga Inn and Brewery, Gayle
Ranch, Fairwinds Estates and Canard Vineyard. You will have an
opportunity to meet and hear from all three winemakers and learn Dierkhising from All Season's Bistro, Gina Carlin of Regina's Heavenly
why Calistoga is the home to so many great wines in Napa Valley. Treats and Jamie Anzalone of Calistoga Olive Oil.
Dinner will take place it the cave at Fairwinds and will truly be an For tickets and more information, visit the website at
unforgettable evening. www.calistogafoodandwine.com.

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that has been touted as one of Californias best. The big Reserve Cabernet
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in a relaxed, fun-filled atmosphere. A definite cant-miss part of your
Napa Valley experience. Legendary hospitality with hard-to-find, world-
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Bistro Don Giovanni 4110 Howard Lane, 707 224-3300 Italian Cuisine
Boon Fly Cafe 4048 Sonoma Highway, 707 299-4870 Traditional American Cuisine
Bounty Hunter 975 First Street, 707 226-3976 Contemporary American Cuisine
CaMomi 1411 First Street, 707-257-4992 Italian
Carpe Diem 1001 2nd St, Napa, 707 224-0800 Wine Bar, American Cuisine
Celadon 500 Main Street, 707 254-9690 Seafood and Contemporary American Cuisine
Coles Chop House 1122 Main Street, 707 224-6328 Steakhouse and French Cuisine
Cordeiros Bar & Grill 2025 Monticello Rd, Napa, 707 224-1960 Steakhouse
Eikos 1882 Town Center, 707-501-4444 Japanese Cuisine
Farm at Carneros Inn 4048 Sonoma Hwy, 707 299-4880 Contemporary American Cuisine
Fum Bistro 4050 Byway East, 707 257-1999 Contemporary American Cuisine
Graces Table 1400 Second Street, 707 226-6200 Contemporary American Cuisine
Kitchen Door 610 1st St #24, Napa, 707 226-1560 Multi-Ethnic Comfort Food
La Toque 1314 McKinstry Street, 707 257-5157 French Cuisine
Lulus Kitchen @ 1313 Main 1313 Main Street, 707 258-1313 Contemporary American
Morimoto Napa 610 Main Street, 707 252-1600 Japanese Cuisine
Napkins Bar + Grill 1001 2nd St, Napa, 707 927- 5333 California
Oenotri 1425 Fisrst Street, 707 252-1022 Italian Cuisine
TORC 1140 Main St, Napa, 707 252-3292 Farm-To-Table
Uva Trattoria 1040 Clinton Street, 707-255-6646 Italian Cuisine
Zuzu 829 Main Street, 707 224-0695 California Tapas, Spanish & Mediterranean

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Ad Hoc 6476 Washington Street, 707 944-2487 Contemporary American Cuisine
Bistro Jeanty 6510 Washington Street, 707 944-0103 French Cuisine
Brix Restaurant 7377 Highway 29, 707 944-2749 French inspired California Cuisine
Bottega 6525 Washington Street,707 945-1050 Italian Cuisine
Bouchon Bistro 6534 Washington Street, 707 944-8037 French Cuisine
Hurleys 6518 Washington St, 707 944-2345 Contemporary American Cuisine
Lucy @ Bardessono 6526 Yount Street,707 204-6000 Contemporary American Cuisine
Mustards Grill 7399 St. Helena Highway, 707 944-2424 Contemporary American Cuisine
R+D Kitchen 6795 Washington St, Yountville, 707 945-0920 American/Sushi
Redd 6480 Washington Street, 707 944-2222 Contemporary American Cuisine

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Auberge du Soleil 180 Rutherford Hill Road, 707 963-1211 Contemporary American Cuisine
Rutherford Grill 1180 Rutherford Road, 707 963-1792 Contemporary/Traditional American

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Cindys Backstreet Kitchen 1327 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-1200 Contemporary American Cuisine
Culinary Institute 2555 Main Street, 1-888-995-1699 Contemporary American and Worldwide Foods
Harvest Table 1 Main St, St. Helena, 707 967-4695 California
Market 1347 Main Street, 707-963-3799 Traditional American Cuisine
Press 587 St. Helena Highway, 707 967-0550 Steakhouse
St. Helena Bistro 1146 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-3371 Bistro
Terra 1345 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-8931 Contemporary Asian insipired American Cuisine
Tra Vigne Pizzeria 1050 Charter Oak Avenue, 707 963-4444 Italian Cuisine

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Brannans Grill 1374 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-2233 Traditional American Cuisine
Calistoga Inn & Brewery 1250 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-4101 Traditional American Cuisine
Hydro Bar & Grill 1403 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-9777 Traditional American Cuisine
Solbar @ Solage, 755 Silverado Trail, 707 226-0850 Contemporary American Cuisine

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Wine Country This Week >> NAPA VALLEY

Stags Leap Districts


Vineyard to Vintner Weekend, April 28-30
Each year, member wineries of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers open
their doors for one weekend to give visitors exclusive access to their wines,
their vineyards and the people behind this iconic wine region. Vineyard
to Vintner is a weekend of intimate opportunities to taste world renowned
Cabernets while mingling with winery owners and winemakers. Visitors are
given personal and backstage access to private homes and historic wineries,
with private tours, barrel tastings and food pairings, all set amongst the
glorious vineyards and billowing Palisades of the Stags Leap District. Simply
put, this annual weekend is packed with experiences that visitors cant find
anywhere else.
Vineyard to Vintner commences Friday night with four distinct dinners.
Each 45-person dinner is co-hosted by several vintners and is prepared by a
famed Napa Valley culinary talent. The 2017 Friday dinner venues include
Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards
and Stags Leap Winery. Co-hosts dig deep into their cellars to share their
most cherished library wines for this food and wine experience.
On Saturday, individual winery open houses provide the ultimate back-
stage pass to the associations member wineries. Guests spend the day
up close and personal with vintners, visiting private homes and historic
wineries alike, while enjoying special access to wines and food pairings that
are not available to the general public.
The Vineyard to Vintner weekend concludes Sunday with a fabulous,
vintner-hosted farm-to-table buffet lunch amid the sprawling acres of
majestic views at Regusci Winery Ranch. Guests also taste a sneak preview
of the not-yet-released 2014 Stags Leap District Appellation Collection.
Vineyard to Vintner hosts include: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney
Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom
Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Odette Estate, Pine Ridge Vineyards,
Quixote Winery, Regusci Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards,
Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Stags Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards, and Taylor
Family Vineyards. Packages are available for one, two or three days allowing
guests to experience the entire weekend or to enjoy one glorious day.
Vineyard to Vintner is truly an exclusive opportunity to taste and
discover the Stags Leap Districts distinctive and iconic wines, as well as
to meet the talent behind these wines. Its a weekend that Cabernet lovers
and appellation loyalists look forward to year after year. You can find more
information and purchase tickets, at http://www.stagsleapdistrict.com/v2v.php

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Catellis 21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-3471 Contemporary American and Italian
Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria 21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-0111 I talian
Francis Ford Coppolas Rustic 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Italian

HEALDSBURG
Cafe Lucia 235 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-1113 Portuguese
Bear Republic Brewing Co. 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-2337 Traditional American
Campo Fina 330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 395-4640 Italian
Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-0330 Contemporary American
Healdsburg Bar & Grill 245 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-3333 Grill
Madrona Manor 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1542 Contemporary American
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
Della Santinas
Located off the historic square in GUERNEVILLE/FORESTVILLE
Sonoma, Della Santinas is a Applewood Inn 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville; 707 869-9093
family-owned and operated Farmhouse 7871 River Road, Forestville; 707 887-3300 Contemporary American
restaurant that has stood the test
of time to become a Sonoma SANTA ROSA
institution. The Della Santina Equus Restaurant 101 Fountrain Grove Parkway, Santa Rosa; 707 578-0149
family name shares a long John Ash & Co. Restaurant 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa; 707 527-7687 Californian
lineage and history in the Tuscan La Gare 208 Wilson Street, Santa Rosa; 707 528-4355 French
town of Lucca, Italy. Lo Cocos 117 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 523-2227 Italian

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The restaurant is open seven days a week Ume 8710 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor; 707 838-6700 Japanese
for lunch and dinner;
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SEBASTOPOL
133 East Napa Street, Sonoma
Ramen Gaijin 6948 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol; 707 827-3609 Japanese
(707) 935-0576
www.dellasantinas.com Hopmonk Tavern 230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol; 707 829-7300 Traditional American
Woodfour Brewing Co 6780 McKinley St, (Barlow), Sebastopol; 707 823-3144 Modern American
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
ENOTECA DELLA SANTINA NEXT DOOR
SONOMAS BEST WINE BAR Oso Sonoma 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 California
More than 250 selections of domestic and Saddles Steakhouse 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 Steakhouse and Seafood
international wines at competitive prices Sante 100 Boyes Boulevard, Boyes Hot Springs; 707 938-9000 French
30 wines by the glass, customized flights and Swiss Hotel Bar & Restaurant 18 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 938-2884 Italian
specialty beers Yeti Restaurant 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-9930 Indian and Nepali
Assorted cheeses and panini served daily
Winemaker dinners and educational seminars
Bimonthly wine club featuring wines of the world
PETALUMA
Central Market 42 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma; 707 778-9900 Contemporary American
Enoteca Della Santina Cucina Paradiso 114 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma; 707 782-1130 Italian
127 East Napa Street, Sonoma Risibisi Restaurant & Wine Bar 154 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma; 707 766-7600 Italian
(707) 938-4200
Seared 170 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma; 707 762-5997 Steak & Seafood
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Sonoma County Distilling Company Takes Home Top Honors


The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) at their annual medals. To view a complete list of winners, visit ACSA website at
conference in February, awarded Sonoma County Distilling www.americancraftspirits.org.
Company, their most prestigious award to date. The whiskey-focused Sonoma County Distillings Rye is a unique whiskey made of
craft distillery located in Rohnert Park was awarded best of class- unmalted rye grown in Canada and rye malt from a hand-selected
whiskey and a gold medal for their Sonoma Straight Rye Whiskey maltery in the United Kingdom. No corn or barley is used to
Cask Strength. This is the first major award for the distillery who highlight a pure rye profile. Double-distilled in traditional copper
produces rye, wheat and bourbon whiskeys in the heart of Sonoma pot stills over a direct-fire, then placed in new charred American oak
County. barrels, the whiskey is aged no less than two years, and no additional
Entries were submitted from 39 states in the U.S. in six main proofing was done so as to release this bottling at cask strength.
categories: whiskey, gin, rum, vodka & grain spirits, brandy This is our biggest award so far and I thank everyone who
and specialty spirits. In addition to the best of class distinctions, made this happen. Theres so much gratitude for the hard work of
the judging panel awarded 20 Gold, 66 Silver and 222 Bronze our team and the family of people who support us. We take this
award home to proudly display in our tasting room as a reminder
of why we do what we do each day. Every aspect of our distillation
process is done in-house with intention and authenticity. We take
great pride in how our whiskeys are crafted, striving for them
be a reflection of our roots in California, and more importantly,
capitalizing on the amazing terroir of Sonoma County. -Adam
Spiegel, Owner/Head Distiller, Sonoma County Distilling Company
About Sonoma County Distilling Company
Founded in 2010, Sonoma County Distilling Company is now

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considered one of the pioneers in craft


whiskey-making in California. The distillery
practices a grain to glass philosophy with
production handled in-house including
the milling, mashing and fermentation,
direct-fired copper alembic pot distillation,
American oak barrel aging, bottling and
labeling. Using traditional direct-fire copper
pot stills, combined with the coastal climate
and their refined barrel program to craft
their distinctive style, this confirms their
commitment to producing unique, world-
class whiskeys. For more information, visit
www.SonomaCountyDistilling.com.
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TRATTORE FARMS
Preserving the Future
SIMPLY SONOMA CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE PLATE Passion Meets Purpose
Daily | 11am-5 pm When Sonoma County local Tim Bucher was growing up on a dairy farm off
*Sourced and handpicked from local artisanal purveyors, Westside Road in the heart of Russian River Valley, his fascination all of things
with recommended wine pairings you can purchase by the mechanical like farm equipment and tractors was from a young age, a passion
glass, these boards amply serve two people and provide a blended with an inherent love of agriculture and grape-growing. By age 17, he
wonderful taste experience of Sonoma County. was selling grapes and making wine, serendipitously foreshadowing his later
$35 / $25 Club Members accomplishments in creating Trattore Farmsthe stunning 40-acre wine and olive
mill estate perched atop a steep hillside in Dry Creek Valley. From the winerys
WOOD FIRED PIZZA SUNDAYS tasting room terrace, guests are enveloped in sweeping vine-filled vistas spanning
Sundays | April October the entire valley, all the way up to Lake Sonoma. Its from a foundation of business
*Wood fired pizzas, like the Trattore Classico: acumen garnered in the engineering/technology sector and his commitment to
Red sauce, Mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, Tavola Toscana humanitarian work with the Grammy House and FarmAid which has allowed
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or the The Goat: No sauce, goat Bucher to fulfill a childhood dream a supporting both land and peopleand
cheese, Anjou pear, Italian herbs and Trattore Farms doing it in one of the most picturesque locations imaginable.
Meyer Lemon Olive Oil.
All pizzas made with their own dough & extra virgin olive Commitment to Preserving the Future
oils, topped with locally sourced ingredients. Trattore (tractor in Italian) Farms focuses on a singular vision, spending
its time and resources on expertly achieving it. Winemaker Kerry Damskey,
an industry veteran of 30 years, farms Grenache, Syrah, Mourvdre, Viognier,
Marsanne and Roussann offering a point of difference from other producer in
the county. He keeps the vine yields low to maintain the highest fruit quality,
Open Daily 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. and embraces sustainable farming methods to protect the overall health and
7878 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville, CA 95441 integrity of vines. They compost the grape and olive pomace back into the soils
(707) 431-7200 and provide habitat for beneficial insects and birds to patrol the vineyards for
info@trattorefarms.com | www.trattorefarms.com pests. This holistic approach in the vineyards fully aligns with Buchers ecological
principles which are put into practice daily by powering with solar energy,

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Our philosophy of crafting wines and
extra virgin olive oils with a sense of
place led us to this special site where
we knew we could build a state-of-the-
art olive mill and winery facility that
would exist in harmony with its natural
environment. The sustainably-farmed
ranch encompasses 15 acres of Rhne-
style varietals and 10 acres of heritage
olive trees, producing 22 different
Italian and Spanish olive varieties. Our
people, place and product are a reflec-
tion of what this magical setting offers.
Michelle Robson, Trattore Farms General
Manager/Partner

recycling their water through an on-site waste water treatment Grenache Ros along with some traditional Southern faire
plant, providing electric car charging stations and supporting prepared with a wine country twist. On the menu: Kentucky
local Sonoma County food purveyors through their culinary Kickin Fried Chicken Sliders, fresh pizzas from their Italian
offerings. Over at the mill, an Italian, custom-designed brick pizza oven, olive oil tastings and their namesake wine,
hammer mill incorporates a traditional stone (for quality) with Tractor Reda blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and
the modern convenience of automated technology (efficiency, Mourvdre. An easy-drinking red perfumed with soft violets
power savings) allowing them to select a specific mill based on and allspice opening up to blackberry, mocha and dark plum
olive varietal, ripeness and desired oil style. The farms GET on the palate. The perfect drop to accompany their Derby Days
YOUR BOOTS DIRTY vineyard, orchard and mill tour is the menu and the gorgeous views from terrace. Tickets on sale now
perfect way to see the entire sustainability program in action. at trattorefarms.com/events. Dont wait, this event will sell out
Youll start with a splash of wine, then hop aboard a Kawasaki quickly. Designate Trattore Farms as your starting location so
mule to explore the property and learn about the wine and that you dont miss out on one sip (or bite!) at Trattore Farms.
olive-making process. The tour finishes in the cellar with a full >> BY TANYA SEIBOLD
wine and olive oil tasting. [By appointment | 90 minutes | $70/
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The Zina Lounge Announces New Zina Seasonal Tasting Menu
Fifth-generation Sonoma County winemaker Steve Ledson is THE SIX COURSE MENU FEATURES
thrilled that Chef Yoshiharu Sogi of the Zina Lounge at the Ledson 1ST COURSE
Hotel announced the new Zina Seasonal Tasting Menu for 2017 Zina Hyde Cunningham 2015 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc
just in time for spring. The full six-course menu is $150 and the Hama Hama Oysters
four-course menu is $90 per person. Wine and Food Pairings are Meyer Lemon Gele & Crumbled Redwood Hill Farms Chvre
served from 6 pm7:30 pm Thursday through Monday, advanced 2ND COURSE
Zina Hyde Cunningham 2014 Anderson Valley Chardonnay Reserve
reservations are required, call (707) 895-9462.
Potato Leek Soup
Chef Yoshi creates intricate pairings using locally grown farm Crispy Shoe String Potatoes & Leek Top Pure
to table products designed to excite the palate, while elevating 3RD COURSE
the nuances of each wine. The menus showcase the very finest Zina Hyde Cunningham 2013 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Reserve
ingredients by local purveyors in small plates. Seated Chef pairings Seared Hawaiian Ahi Tuna
are offered by reservation only, and Zina Hyde Cunningham wine Orzo with Sauted Green Beans & Mustard Greens
tasting is available daily from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm. In addition to Cranberry Compote & Pomegranate Mustard Sauce
4TH COURSE
these scheduled seating times, The Lounge offers fully customized
Zina Hyde Cunningham 2014 Redwood Valley Zinfandel
menus and private event offerings. Bacon Wrapped Cocoa Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
The Ledson Hotel is the crown jewel of Sonomas historic Sauted Broccolini & Wild Mushrooms
downtown plaza, Ledson Hotel invites guests to step back in time Black Cherry & Plum Jus
to a grander era. For information and required reservations please 5TH COURSE
visit http://www.zinawinery.com/wineandfood/index.html, or call Ledson 2012 Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Braised Leg of Lamb
(707) 895-9462.
Sauted Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts & Roasted Sweet Potato
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Ledson 2014 Redwood Valley Sweet Ida May Zinfandel Port
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