Nor Cal Edition - August 13, 2010 | Napa Valley Ava | Winery

F

EE R

Napa Valley’s Newest Tasting Room

V ALLEY G ATE V INEYARDS

PAGE 18

YOUR GUIDE TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WINE TASTING & EVENTS

ww w.WineCountryThisWeek.com
AUGUST 13, 2010

Visit Ferrari-Carano in Dry Creek Valley

Taste our Wines in Healdsburg

PAGE 24

ZD WONDERLAND DAVID TASTING ROOM: ST. FRANCIS BIG BASIN JOSEPH WINES AT CHATEAU FULTON GRILLING OPENS IN ECO TOUR ST. JEAN OPEN HOUSE PHELPS CONTEST SARATOGA
PAGE 20 PAGE 28 PAGE 32 PAGE 34 PAGE 54 PAGE 64

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

2

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

3

Special Coupons
ALDERBROOK WINERY ANDRETTI WINERY
2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 48 Mention ad for complimentary tasting PAGE 9

BERINGER VINEYARDS

PAGE 27 2 for 1 tasting in the Rhine House with ad

BRANNAN COTTAGE INN
Tours and tastings

10% off standard rate with ad

PAGE 36 PAGE 10 PAGE 55 PAGE 5
PUBLISHER

Published Weekly Since 1981

CALIFORNIA WINE TOURS CHATEAU ST. JEAN ETUDE WINERY
15% discount with ad 2 for 1 tasting with ad

More than 1,000 distribution points – Read by more than 2 million people annually
www.winecountrythisweek.com 669 Broadway, Suite B • Sonoma, CA 95476 P.O. Box 92 • El Verano, CA 95433

707-938-3494 Fax 707-938-3674
Mike Giangreco Direct (707) 938-3734 mike@winecountrythisweek.com Chandra Grant Phone 707-938-1783 • Fax 707-938-3674 chandra@winecountrythisweek.com Cathy Gore Phone 707-938-3494 • Fax 707-938-3674 Email cathy@winecountrythisweek.com Jeff Burgess, Director 707-304-6464 or jeff@fyiwinecountry.com $75 per year ($1.44 each) PO Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433 Send check for $5 to PO Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433 Karin Argoud Michelle Baker Diana Greenwood Richard Paul Hinkle Les Maher Laura Ness Charles Neave Nan Reiley Frances Rivetti Jeffry Ross Sue Straight, Wine Wench Abigail Zimmerman

FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO
2 for 1 tasting with ad

PAGE 79 PAGE 3
MANAGING EDITOR

GOLDEN HAVEN

Mud Treatment for 2, $54 per person

HAGAFEN CELLARS
Free tasting with ad

PAGE 9 PAGE 38 PAGE 23
OFFICE MANAGER & CALENDAR EDITOR

JESSUP CELLARS

Complimentary tasting for two with ad

KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY LOUIS M. MARTINI
2 for 1 tasting with ad

Complimentary reserve tasting with ad PAGE 33 PAGE 47 PAGE 37 PAGE 36 PAGE 23

CIRCULATION & DISTRIBUTION SUBSCRIPTIONS SINGLE COPY

MARTIN RAY WINERY
15% discount with ad $1 off with ad

OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER PINK MANSION
15% off with ad at check-in

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS

RAYMOND WINERY

Complimentary tasting with ad

REYNOLDS FAMILY WINERY

Complimentary tasting with purchase of reserve wine tasting

PAGE 25 BACK PAGE
SALES

RUTHERFORD HILL WINERY
2 for 1 tasting with ad Free offer

LOOK FOR US ON FACEBOOK!

SONOMA WINE HARDWARE ST. CLEMENT WINERY
2 for 1 tasting

PAGE 2 PAGE 69 PAGE 10

General Sales

Mike Giangreco 707-938-3734, mike@winecountrythisweek.com Margaret Villarreal 707-338-2894, winecountrytw@comcast.net RoseAnn Trzesniewski 707-334-1930, rmtrue@comcast.net Mike Giangreco 707-938-3734, mike@winecountrythisweek.com Whitney Brem 831-596-4945, whitney@winecountrythisweek.com

STAGECOACH EXPRESS SUMMERS WINES TASTE AT OXBOW
10% discount with ad Complimentary tasting

Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties Napa Valley Livermore, Lodi, and Sierra Foothills Monterey Bay, Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains

Complimentary shipping box PAGE 36 PAGE 79 PAGE 47

TRENTADUE WINERY
2 for 1 tasting with ad

Reproduction, in whole or in part, without written permission is prohibited.

Complimentary tasting with ad

VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS VEZÉR FAMILY VINEYARD WILLIAM HILL
2 for 1 tasting with ad Complimentary tasting with ad

Planning a Visit to Central Coast Wine Country?
PAGE 9 PAGE 31
Pick up a copy of WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH: CENTRAL COAST or download the current issue at www.winecountrythismonth.com

PAGE 33

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

5

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
TO EUREKA TO REDDING

From here to there in
Fort Bragg

20
Mendocino Willits Little River Calpella

20
Elk Ukiah

1
Pt. Arena Boonville Yorkville

253 128
Hopland

29
Lakeport

Clear Lake
53

PASO ROBLES 117 158 204 245 255 269 355 MONTEREY 72 112 160 170 184 269 SAN JOSE 48 90 100 115 200 5 SAN FRANCISCO 45 55 70 155 SONOMA 22 44 129 SANTA ROSA 16 101 HEALDSBURG 86 MENDOCINO CALISTOGA
20
Williams

263 178 110 75 39 21 26 111

236 151 83 48 14 41 56 141 27

175
Cloverdale

29

Clearlake Lower Lake

Gualala Sea Ranch

Lake Sonoma

NAPA SACRAMENTO MURPHYS LAKE TAHOE
99 49

266 190 118 88 68 104 118 195 86 59

278 202 138 142 131 166 181 266 149 122 84

379 307 231 201 181 217 231 310 199 172 115 118

Geyserville

101

29
Middletown Brooks

16

Healdsburg
Timber Cove Jenner Bodega Bay Guerneville

Auburn

TO RENO

128

Calistoga
29

505

5

12

Sebastopol

Santa Rosa
Kenwood Glen Ellen

St. Helena
Rutherford Yountville

Lake Berryessa

Sacramento
80 50
Placerville
TO LAKE TAHOE

116
Tomales

128 Winters

12
Petaluma

Napa
12 121

121
Fairfield

Davis

Pa Pa if cif c ic Oc ean ean
Pt. Reyes

116

Sonoma
121 37

Pt. Reyes Station

12 12
Vallejo

99
Sutter Creek Rio Vista Jackson

101 1
Muir Woods
San Rafael

680 88 12
Concord Walnut Creek

San Pablo Bay
580 80
Berkeley

780 4 24

Lodi
49
Angels Camp

San Francisco
Pacifica
SFO

4 4

o co isc ci anc F a San Fr

580

680

Oakland
Alameda Hayward

Jamestown

580

Stockton

280
Half Moon Bay

92
Pleasanton

Livermore
205 880 84 680
Fremont

Oakdale Manteca

Chinese Camp

TO YOSEMITE

101 84
Woodside

580

Sonora

Palo Alto

Ba
y

Modesto

Santa Clara

1

San Jose
17

Santa Cruz
Capitola

Morgan Hill

5
Gilroy

152

Watsonville Moss Landing

152

Chowchilla

Monterey Bay
156 99

Monterey
Pacific Grove

Salinas
68 101
TO PASO ROBLES & SAN LUIS OBISPO

Carmel

6

TO BIG SUR & MORRO BAY

Gonzales

TO LOS ANGELES

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

7

TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
24 ON THE COVER

AUGUST 13, 2010 – ISSUE 33 – VOLUME 29

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

ON THE COVER Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 WINE COUNTRY NEWS Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17 SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

WINERY FEATURE

20

ZD Wines

SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-43 St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-55 Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45 Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-55 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59 Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-64 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

TASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK

34

Joseph Phelps

FOOD & WINE PAIRING WINEMAKER PROFILE 56

54

Salt-Crusted Shrimp and Potent Lemon Sauce paired with St. Francis Chardonnay

Tom Meadowcroft, Meadowcroft Wines

SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66-78

8

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

9

Wineology

INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER by Len Napolitano

Why are some wines filtered or fined?
Filtering and fining are both processes designed to make a wine clearer and brighter. By definition, whenever wine is “racked,” or transferred, from one holding container to another, such as from a stainless steel tank into an oak barrel, it becomes clearer by separating the clearest wine from sediment left behind, just like pouring wine at home from a bottle into a decanter. With filtering, the process removes small solid particles that cause a visible haziness in a wine. Fining addresses the more microscopic particles that, although are invisible to the naked eye, may create aroma or flavor faults over time. This does not mean that wines that are unfined or unfiltered are less enjoyable wines or of lesser quality. Whether a wine is filtered or fined is a decision made dependent upon whether it will improve a wine's character or longterm aging. The fining process takes place just before bottling and stabilizes the wine for the long term. These virtually invisible solids may trigger an unwanted secondary fermentation after the wine has been bottled and sealed. There are risks in the process, however, and the decision whether a wine is filtered or unfiltered is one of the most critical decisions made by the winemaker. The danger in filtering or fining the wine is that it risks also removing some beneficial, natural compounds in the wine that are responsible for enhanced flavor, style, strength and aging potential. So, if the wine is not filtered enough, it could eventually develop an off-taste and ruin an entire batch of wine, not to mention a year’s worth of hard work. On the other hand, if filtered too much, the wine could end up flat, uninteresting and off tasting. A wine label may or may not indicate whether the wine was filtered and a buying decision should not be made based upon it. It is not an indication of quality, in either instance, but as a wine drinker, you may want to take special note of wines that you taste that are labeled “unfiltered” and decide if they are more or less appealing to you. Another “clarifying” process, called cold stabilization, chills the wine in order to solidify some chemical compounds formed naturally during fermentation and which may later form into large solid particle, or crystals. This “cold stabilization” process is designed to bring out these compounds in advance of them creating a problem after the bottle is sealed. In the event you open a bottle of wine that contains these tiny solids that look like little glass shards, don’t be concerned, it is perfectly okay to drink the wine, after doing your best to separate these solids from the wine.

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

10

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS

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

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

11

CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
NAPA VALLEY
ONGOING Joseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & Seminars An opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours 11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40 free for wine club members, RSVP 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com · Insignia Blending · Le Nez · Tasting Terroir · Wine Appreciation · Cool California (Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) · Barrel seminars (Napa Valley Cab) ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND Wine Component Tasting Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards St. Helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com EVERY 4TH WEEKEND Wine & Food Pairing Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. Helena 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com ONGOING SATURDAYS THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND Etude Summer Music Series Napa, 11:30am-3pm, $35, $25/members & guest www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300 • Aug 14: surprise guest • Aug 21: Tommy Hill • Aug 28: surprise guest • Sept 4: surprise guest ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train Napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • Aug 12: Wine Education Dinner, Cabernet Sauvignon • Aug 19: Murder Mystery Dinner • Aug 20: Vintners Lunch, Artesa Vineyards & Winery • Aug 21: Wine Education Dinner, Winemaker-Sinatra Family Estate • Aug 23: Moonlight Escape ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • Aug 13: We Live Here, Celebrating Music Made in Napa • Aug 14: Garage Band 101, Summer of Love • Aug 17-29: Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines Napa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com • Aug 13: Back Room Blow Out XXXVIII ONGOING di Rosa Preserve Art & Nature Napa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org • Ongoing through Sept. 18: Deborah Oropallo: POMP • Aug 18: Artist’s Talk with Deborah Oropallo • Sept 18, 25: Fall Hike ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre Napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com • Aug 12: Ron White • Aug 18: Cyndi Lauper • Aug 21: They Might Be Giants • Aug 29: Asia • Sept 5: Lewis Black ONGOING Friday Night Winemaker Events JV Wine & Spirits, Napa, 5-7pm, $2, 707-253-2624, www.jvwine.com • Aug 20: Hot August Nights • Aug 27: Honig Wines ONGOING 8th Annual Sterling Silver Screen Series Sterling Vineyards, Calistoga, 7pm, $10, $5/kids www.sterlingvineyards.com, 707-942-3322 • Aug 14: The Breakfast Club • Aug 28: The Trouble with Harry ONGOING 16th Annual Chamber Music in the Napa Valley www.musicinthevineyards.com, 707-258-5559 • Aug 11: The Hess Collection, Napa, 7:30pm • Aug 12: Free Open Rehearsal, Upper Campus, Napa Valley College, 2-4:30pm • Aug 13: Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, 7:30pm • Aug 14: Frog’s Leap Winery, Rutherford, 5pm • Aug 15: The Harvest inn, St. Helena, 5pm • Aug 18: V. Sattui Winery, St. Helena, 7:30pm • Aug 19: Free Open Rehearsal, Upper Campus, Napa Valley College, 2-4:30pm • Aug 20: Rubicon Estate, Rutherford, 7:30pm • Aug 21: Markham Vineyards, St. Helena, 5pm • Aug 22: Clos Pegase, Calistoga, 5pm • Aug 22: Closing Night at Meadowood, St. Helena, 8pm ONGOING Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley Napa Town Center, Napa, 707-253-9450 www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices • Aug 10, 28-29: Chocolate Decadence • Aug 13, 20, 27: Fine Wine & Artisan Cheese • Aug 14-15: French Cheese & Napa Wines • Aug 21-22: Grilled BBQ Appetizers ONGOING Buon Amici Members & Guests Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena,10am-4:30pm 707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com • Members Only New Release Tastings • Barrel Tastings by appointment • Vertical Tastings by appointment • Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointment ONGOING Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting at Monticello Vineyards Napa, Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley $25 RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com ONGOING V. Sattui Winery St. Helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com • Classic tasting, daily, $5 • Premium tasting, daily, $10 • Food & wine pairing, Mon-Thu, $18 • Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25 • Italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses • Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more • Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar • 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic grounds ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS Food & Wine Pairings at Etude Winery Napa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/members www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines Rutherford, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com • Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm • Premier Tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm • Private Group Tasting, $20, by appt • Cellar Tour & Tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-F by appt • Vineyard View Tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-F by appt • Abacus Tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt • Wine Train, $180 ONGOING Tours and Tastings at William Hill Estate Winery Napa, 10am-5pm, by appt. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com • Taste the Napa Valley, $12 • Chardonnay Experience with food pairing, $16/$20 • Exploring Cabernets, $20 • Estate Exclusives, $25 • Intro to William Hill Estate Tour and Tasting, $25 • The William Hill Estate Experience Tour and Tasting, $40 ONGOING Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt) 800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.com ONGOING Wine Tasting Experiences at Benessere Vineyards St. Helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt • Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10 • Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15 • Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15 • Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20 • Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15 ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery Napa , 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com • Individual Tastings, $12 • Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting • Food & Wine Pairing • Vineyard Tour • Blending Class • Wine Sensory Seminar ONGOING Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Rutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10 Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm 707-963-2784, www.grgich.com ONGOING Tastings & Tours at Artesa Winery Napa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com • Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40 • Daily Guided Tours • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winery Napa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com • Regular tasting, $10 • Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person ONGOING Educational Tours & Wine Tasting at Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com • Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50 • Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20 • Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP tours ONGOING The Ultimate Flight Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, a true farm-to-table experience at Logan-Ives House, 11am, RSVP, $35, www.longmeadowranch.com, 707-963-4555 EVERY SATURDAY ZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminar Rutherford, Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar, 11am, $40 800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com EVERY SUNDAY Sensory Component Tasting at ZD Wines Rutherford, 11am by appointment only, $20, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com EVERY SATURDAY Chocolate & Red Wine Saturdays at Bennett Lane Winery Calistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684 ONGOING SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town Napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500 ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 25 Fall Art Show Peju Winery, Rutherford, 10am-6pm, www.peju.com, 707-302-1162 AUGUST 11-15 Napa Town & Country Fair – Blue Jeans & Country Dreams Napa Valley Expo, Napa, 12-10pm, www.napavalleyexpo.com, 707-253-4900 AUGUST 14 Wine Club Dinner at St. Clement Napa, 5:30-8:30pm, $85, RSVP, www.stclement.com, 707-265-5016

12

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTS
AUGUST 14 Jazz Guitar & Cabernet Celebration Miner Family Vineyards, Oakville 5:30pm, 7pm concert, $85, $75/members www.minerwines.com, 800-366-9463x17 AUGUST 14 2nd Annual Nashville in Napa at Baldacci Family Vineyards An intimate evening of music, wine & food in the winery caves. Napa, 5:30pm, www.baldaccivineyards.com, 707-944-9261 AUGUST 14 Make Your Own Music at Beringer Vineyards St. Helena, 12-5pm, 707-963-8989x2017, www.beringer.com AUGUST 15, 28-29 Live Music at The Rhine House at Beringer Vineyards St. Helena, 12-5pm, 707-963-8989x2017, www.beringer.com AUGUST 15, 29 Educational Tour & Tasting Tutorial The Hess Collection, Napa, 1-2:45pm, $35 www.hesscollection.com, 707-255-1144 AUGUST 17 Dinner with Mike Grgich JoLé Restaurant, Calistoga, RSVP www.grgich.com, 707-942-5938 AUGUST 19, 26 Barrel Ends: Evening Conversations at the CIA The Culinary Institute at Greystone, St. Helena, 6-7:30pm, $25/adv, $30 www.ciaprochef.com/winestudies, 707-967-2568 AUGUST 21 Trinitas Cellars Harvest Party Lobster Fest The Meritage Resort, Napa, 6:30-9:30pm, $79, $69/members www.trinitascellars.com, 707-251-1956 AUGUST 21 Annual Mumm Bocce Ball Tournament Crane Park, St. Helena, 10am-4pm, RSVP www.mummnapa.com, 800-686-6272 AUGUST 21 Main Street Reunion Car Show First & Main Streets, Downtown Napa, 10am-3pm www.napadowntown.com, 707-257-0322, $40 AUGUST 21-22 Open House at David Fulton Winery, Celebrating 150 Years! St. Helena, 11am-4pm, RSVP, steph@DavidFultonWinery.com www.DavidFultonWinery.com, 707-967-0719 AUGUST 26 Brix Unpaved: Street Food Night, Havana Nights Brix Restaurant, Yountville, 6-9:30pm, $38/adv, $42, 7077-944-2749 AUGUST 27 Sunsets on the Silverado Bench at William Hill Winery Napa, 5:30pm-dusk, complimentary, RSVP www.williamhillestate.com, 707-265-3024 AUGUST 28 Summer Concert at St. Clement featuring Dog Bone Napa, 12-3pm, free, RSVP, www.stclement.com, 707-265-5016 AUGUST 28 Wine Club BBQ at Reynolds Family Winery Napa, 707-258-2558, www.reynoldsfamilywinery.com AUGUST 28 Hands Across the Valley The Ranch Winery, St. Helena, 6-11pm www.handsacrossthevalley.com, 707-226-6136

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

13

CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
SONOMA COUNTY
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Wine & Food Sampling at Hop Kiln Russian River Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine & sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm 707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.com ONGOING Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING 20th Annual Summer Concert Series at Rodney Strong Vineyards Healdsburg, www.omegaevents.com/rodneystrong, 707-869-1595x4 • Aug 21: John Hiatt & Los Lobos • Aug 29: Chris Isaak ONGOING Friday Night Music at Sebastiani Winery Sonoma, 6:30-9:30pm, 800-888-5532x3230, www.sebastiani.com • Aug 13: Debra Winters • Aug 20: Back Trax • Aug 27: Rolling Blackouts • Sept 3: Adam Traum & the Traumatics ONGOING Taste & Twirl at Jacuzzi Family Vineyard Dance class & wine tasting!, Sonoma, 3-5pm, $20, $35/couple www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575 • Aug 29: Latin, Rumba & Tango • Sept 26: All Styles ONGOING Music in the Garden Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen, 6-7:30pm www.quarryhillbg.org, 707-996-3166 • Aug 21: Bright Brass Quintet • Sept 18: Phat Barbees ONGOING THURSDAYS Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba Sonoma, Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine tasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonoma ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. Complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.com ONGOING Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson Fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25 707-571-7500, www.kj.com ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola Geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20, 707-431-4811 ONGOING WEEKENDS Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery Cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing 707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com • Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar, Eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 • Cinq Cépages Component Tasting, Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 • Private VIP Wine Tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour • Box Lunch Prgram with Tour ONGOING Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, Ten person minimum, Call for more information & reservations 888-675-WINE(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com • Winery Tour & Tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 • Vineyards Tour & Tasting, 1 hour, $20 • Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 50 Mile AV Vintner's Dining Glen Ellen, Barrel tasting & Old Vine Pinot Noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard. Foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, RSVP, 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.com ONGOING THURSDAYS THROUGH AUGUST Summer Nights on the Green: Thursday Night Concerts & Farmers’ Market Windsor Town Green, Windsor, 5-8pm, www.townofwindsor.com, 707-838-1260 • Aug 12: Soulshine Blues Band • Aug 19: Linda Ferro Band • Aug 26: Beatles Flashback ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 10 3rd Annual Live From the Middle Reach Summer Concert Series C. Donatiello Winery, Healdsburg, 1-4pm, free www.cdonatiello.com, 800-433-8296 ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 27 Wine & Sunsets in Paradise Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, 6pm www.prwinery.com, 707-528-WINE ONGOING Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Introduces Thematic Wine Program Honoring local winemakers. Plus, celebrity wine-tenders each Thursday, 6:30-8pm The Lodge at Sonoma, RSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042 • August - Organic and Biodynamic Wine Month, Winery of the Month - Benziger Family Winery • September - Heirloom Tomato Month, Winery of the Month Schug Estate Winery, Heirloom tomato themed flights • October - Little Italy Month, Winery of the Month - Sebastiani Winery Featuring wines & flights comprising Californian versions of Italian varietals AUGUST 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 La Bête – Avalon Players with Sonoma Stage Works Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma www.sonomashakespeare.com, 707-996-6003 AUGUST 13 Wilson Winery Summer Music Series: Rosetown Ramblers Healdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com AUGUST 13 Winemaker Dinner featuring Elizabeth Spencer Sea Ranch Lodge, The Sea Ranch, $99, 707-785-2371, RSVP, 5:30pm AUGUST 13 Friday Night Music with John Kalleen Jazz Michel-Schlumberger, Healdsburg, 5-8pm, $5, 707-433-7427 AUGUST 14 – NOVEMBER 7 Visions of Paradise Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 11am-5pm www.svma.org, 707-939-7862 AUGUST 14 Pig Roast & Pinot Noir on the Patio at Fritz Winery Cloverdale, 4-8pm, $40, free/members www.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389, RSVP AUGUST 14 6th Annual Dog Days of Summer Mutt Lynch Winery, Healdsburg, 11am-5pm, $10 www.muttlunchwinery.com, 707-478-1722 AUGUST 14 Moshin Picture: Blue Hawaii Moshin Vineyards, Healdsburg, 8:30pm, $15/members, $20 www.moshinvineyards.com, 707-433-5499x104 AUGUST 14 An Affair with Zinfandel Passalacqua Winery, Healdsburg, 5-8:30pm, $35, $25/members www.passalacquawinery.com, 707-433-5550 AUGUST 14 Terra Sonoma Tasting J Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg, 1-4pm, www.jwine.com, 707-431-3646 AUGUST 14 The Art of Wood Fired Cooking Class & Cookbook Signing Lambert Bridge Winery, Healdsburg, 11am, $95 www.lambertbridge.com, 707-431-4670 AUGUST 14 Classic Sparkling Wine & Cheese Combinations: Luscious Locals & Spanish Delicacies at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30, RSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1939 AUGUST 14 Fresh Cheesemaking Class with Sheana Davis The Epicurean Connection, Sonoma, 1-2:30pm, $45 www.epicureanconnection.com, 707-935-7960, RSVP AUGUST 14 Lobster Feed Sbragia Family Vineyards, Geyserville, 95/member, $115 www.sbragia.com, 707-473-2992x10 AUGUST 14 Food & Wine Pairing at Roots in Sonoma CornerStone, Sonoma, 1-4pm, $10, RSVP www.rootsinsonoma.com, 707-934-4090 AUGUST 14 2nd Annual Murphy-Goode Liar’s Dice Tournament Murphy-Goode Winery, Healdsburg, 3-6pm www.murphygoodewinery.com, 707-857-1515 AUGUST 14-15 Gravenstein Apple Fair Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol, 707-837-8337, www.gravensteinapplefair.com AUGUST 15 The Big Event Bodega Volunteer Fire Department, Bodega Bay, 707-876-3477 AUGUST 16 Hands-on Grilling with Chef John Ash Vintners Inn Events Center, Santa Rosa, 707-566-2611 www.vintnersinn.com/cookingclassash.html AUGUST 18 Pinot & Pizza Lynmar Estate, Sebastopol, www.lynmarwinery.com, 707-829-3374x102 AUGUST 18 Gracianna Winemaker Dinner Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa, 6:30pm, $99, www.vintnersinn.com, 707-575-7350 AUGUST 18 – SEPTEMBER 5 The Comedy of Errors – Sebastopol Shakespeare Festival Ives Park, Sebastopol, 707-823-0177, www.the-rep.com AUGUST 19 Yappy Hour Mutt Lynch Winery, Healdsburg, www.muttlynchwinery.com, 707-942-6180 AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 12 21st Annual Summer Music Festival Various locations in Petaluma, www.cinnabartheater.org, 707-763-8920 AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 12 Ella: The American Dream Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma, www.cinnabartheater.org, 707-763-8920 AUGUST 20 Tapas on the Terrace at Gloria Ferrer Enjoy Spanish Flamenco guitar, tapas & wine! Sonoma, 5:30-7:30pm $35, $29.75/members,www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 AUGUST 20 Wonderland at Chateau St. Jean An Evening Fundraiser for 24th Wine Country Film Festival Kenwood, 6-10pm, $12.50-$25, wcfilmfest@aol.com, 707-935-3456

14

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALENDAR OF EVENTS
AUGUST 20 24th Annual Winemaker Dinner Series featuring Petroni Vineyards Bay View Restaurant, Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, 7pm, $99 www.InnattheTides.com, 800-541-7788 AUGUST 20 Friday Night Music with Doug Lipton Michel-Schlumberger, Healdsburg, 5-8pm, $5, 707-433-7427 AUGUST 20 Summer Film Festival – Movie on the Green Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood, 6:30-10pm www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258 AUGUST 20 Summer Concert Series Hanna Winery, Healdsburg, 6-9pm, free www.hannawinery.com, 707-431-4310x111 AUGUST 20-22 15th Annual Grape to Glass Weekend Russian River Valley Winegrowers, Wine, food & art in the vineyards of the Russian River Valley! 707-521-2534, www.rrvw.org AUGUST 21 Gourmet au Bay Winemaker Series with Sausan Family Wines Bodega Bay, Tasting & conversation with the winemakers! 3-5pm 707-875-9875, www.gourmetaubay.com AUGUST 21 Wilson Winery Wine Club Release Party Healdsburg, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com AUGUST 21 Hog in the Fog Backyard BBQ at Hop Kiln Winery Healdsburg, 707-521-2535, www.rrvw.org, 4pm AUGUST 21 Summer Garden Luncheon Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg, 11:30am www.avwine.com, 707-433-7209, $50 AUGUST 21 Dinner in the Vineyard Stryker Sonoma, Geyserville, www.strykersonoma.com, 800-433-1944 AUGUST 21 The Zucchini Festival at Healdsburg Farmers’ Market Healdsburg, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org, 707-431-1956 AUGUST 21 Wine & Pizza Pairing Bartholomew Park Winery, Napa, 11:30am-2:30pm, $20, $15/members www.bartpark.com, 707-939-3026 AUGUST 21-22 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa www.wingsoverwinecountry.org, 707-566-8380 AUGUST 21-22 Annual Cotati Accordion Festival La Plaza Park, Cotati, 9:30-8pm, 707-664-0444 AUGUST 27 Perfectly Pinot at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30, RSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1939 AUGUST 28 Wilson Release Party Healdsburg, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com AUGUST 28 12th Annual Russian River Air Show Highway 116, Monte Rio, www.mrrpd.org, 707-865-9956 AUGUST 28-29 16th Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival Watts Ranch, Bodega, 707-824-8717, www.winecountryfestivals.com AUGUST 29 Healdsburg Plaza Antique Fair Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg, 9am-4pm www.healdsburg.com, 707-578-7772, free

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

15

CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
SEPTEMBER 3 Wilson Winery Summer Music Series: Blues Box Bayou Band Healdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com SEPTEMBER 3-5 3rd Annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers and Sonoma County Vintners www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com • Sept 3-4: Winemaker Dinner & Lunches, various venues • Sept 4: Taste of Sonoma, MacMurray Ranch, Healdsburg • Sept 4: Chairman’s Dinner, St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa • Sept 5: Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction, Cline Cellars, Sonoma SEPTEMBER 4 Harvest Party at Mazzocco Winery Wine Club Member Event, Healdsburg, 6-10pm, $100, RSVP www.mazzocco.com, 800-501-8466 SEPTEMBER 4-6 Labor Day Weekend New Releases Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood, 10am-5pm 707-833-4134x4134, www.chateaustjean.com SEPTEMBER 10 24th Annual Winemaker Dinner Series featuring Russian Hill Estate Bay View Restaurant, Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, 7pm, $89 www.InnattheTides.com, 800-541-7788 SEPTEMBER 10-12 Harvest Wine Country Weekend Ferrari-Carano Winery, Healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700 SEPTEMBER 11 Food & Wine Pairing at Roots in Sonoma CornerStone, Sonoma, 1-4pm, $10, RSVP www.rootsinsonoma.com, 707-934-4090 SEPTEMBER 11 14th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, Fulton, 11am-4pm, 866-287-9818, www.kj.com ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 22 Stern Grove Music Festival Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco, 2pm, free 415-252-6252, www.sterngrove.org AUGUST 9-15 SF Chefs 2010 Union Square, San Francisco, www.sfchefs2010.com, 415-781-5348 AUGUST 21 Civil War Living History Day Fort Point, San Francisco, 10am-5pm, free, www.20thmaine.net, 415-556-1693 AUGUST 22-23 Family Winemakers of California Tasting Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco www.familywinemakers.org, 415-705-0646 ONGOING Summer Concert Series Wente Vineyards, Livermore, www.wentevineyards.com • Aug 10: Huey Lewis & The News • Aug 19: Chris Isaak • Aug 25: ZZ Top AUGUST 11 Buon Appetito Wednesdays Tamás Estates, Livermore, 4-7pm, $10 www.tamasestates.com, 925-456-2380 AUGUST 11 Vineyard Tour & Tasting Murrieta’s Well, Livermore, 11am-5pm 925-456-2390, www.murrietaswell.com AUGUST 14 BYOM (Bring Your Own Meal) & Bluegrass Music Cedar Mountain Winery, Livermore, 6-9pm, $5 www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-273-6636 AUGUST 15 Cajun Music & Dancing in the Vineyards Chouinard Vineyards, Castro Valley, 4:30-8:30pm, $40/car www.chouinard.com, 510-582-9900 AUGUST 15 Summer Wine Festival Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, 2-5pm, $45, 925-631-4200, RSVP AUGUST 20 La Luna at Murrieta’s Well Livermore, 925-456-2390, www.murrietaswell.com AUGUST 22 ’70s Music & Dancing in the Vineyards Chouinard Vineyards, Castro Valley, 4:30-8:30pm, $40/car www.chouinard.com, 510-582-9900 AUGUST 28 BYOM (Bring Your Own Meal) & Country Music Cedar Mountain Winery, Livermore, 6-9pm, $5 www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636 AUGUST 28 August Moon Dinner Charles R. Vineyards, Livermore, 7-9:30pm, $45 www.charlesrvineyards.com, 925-454-3040, RSVP AUGUST 28-29 First Anniversary Weekend Occasio Winery, Livermore, 12-5pm, www.occasiowinery.com, 925-371-1987 AUGUST 29 Blues Music & Dancing in the Vineyards Chouinard Vineyards, Castro Valley, 4:30-8:30pm, $40/car www.chouinard.com, 510-582-9900 ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel Carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com • Aug 18: Michael Bolton • Sept 10: Jonny Lang ONGOING Live at Golden State Theatre Monterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com • Aug 24-29: Blue Ocean Film Festival • Sept 16: Special Friends starring Phil Kaeggy ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com • Aug 12: Greg Lamboy, solo acoustic • Aug 19: Victor Ohana Hawaiian Band • Aug 26: Terry Riversong, classic rock Gilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca Ice Cream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases. www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827 EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines Cepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm 831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Film Night in the Park www.filmnight.org, 415-272-2756, 8pm, $6, $3/kids • Aug 13: The World’s Fastest Indian, San Anselmo • Aug 14: Mamma Mia, San Anselmo • Aug 20: Hitchcock’s Notorious, San Anselmo • Aug 21: Coraline, San Anselmo AUGUST 14 San Rafael Food & Wine Festival Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, 12-6pm www.sresproductions.com, 800-310-6563

SAN MATEO COUNTY
ONGOING WEEKENDS Vintner Series at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, 650-712-7000, www.ritzcarlton/hmb • Aug: Joseph Phelps Vineyards • Sept: Jessup Cellars ONGOING Summer Concert Series at The Mountain Winery Saratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com B.B. King, Cyndi Lauper and more! Check the website for concert dates. AUGUST 29 Pets & Pinot Wine Tasting The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 11am-4pm 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com

LAKE/MENDOCINO
ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST Summer Concert in the Park Library Park, Lakeport, 6:30-8:30pm, free, 707-263-6113 AUGUST 13 Concert in the Vineyard Series: The Whiskey Thieves Moore Family Winery, Kelseyville, 6pm, $15 707-738-0507, www.moorefamilywinery.com AUGUST 14 Summer Concert in the Garden Tulip Hill Winery, Nice, 4-7pm, $10, www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373 AUGUST 14 Yorkville Highlands Wine Festival Meyer Family Cellars, Yorkville, www.yorkvillehighlands.org, 707-895-2341 AUGUST 20 13th Annual A Taste of Lakeport Downtown Lakeport, 5-10pm, www.lakeportmainstreet.com, 77-263-8843 AUGUST 21 Concert in the Vineyard Series: Lightning Hand & Blind Monkey Moore Family Winery, Kelseyville, 6pm, $15 707-738-0507, www.moorefamilywinery.com AUGUST 21-22 28th Annual Round Valley Blackberry Festival Blackberry Festival Grounds, Covelo, Live music, arts/crafts, car show, wine tasting & more! www.roundvalley.org/BlackberryFestival, 707-367-8393

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
ONGOING Tasting Room Tuesdays Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, The Fairmont San Jose San Jose, 5-7pm, www.fairmont.com, 800-441-1414 • Aug 10: Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard • Aug 17, 24: Naumann Winery ONGOING Time for Wine Clos LaChance, San Martin, 5-9pm, www.clos.com, 800-487-9463 • Aug 12: Karaoke with DJ Miraculas • Aug 19: Jeff Stramez, contemporary • Aug 26: Island Breeze Ent., Hawaiian

NORTH CENTRAL COAST

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
ONGOING Movies Under the Stars Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463x106 • Aug 27: A Walk in the Clouds • Sept 24: The Blind Side AUGUST 13 Sounds of Summer Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-6463

BAY AREA
SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING Film Night in the Park www.filmnight.org, 415-272-2756, 8pm, $6, $3/kids • Aug 28: Lady From Shanghai, Union Square • Sept 11: Amelie, Washington Square Park

LIVERMORE
ONGOING Concerts in the Park Lions Wayside Park, Livermore, 7-8:30pm, free www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199 • Aug 13: Finding Stella • Aug 20: Cocktail Monkeys • Aug 27: La Ventana

16

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
ONGOING FRIDAYS Fromage Fridays at Taste Morgan Carmel, A special cheese sampling paired with wine. 3-5pm 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Library Sundays at Taste Morgan Carmel , An opportunity to taste some older wines from the cellar. 2-5pm 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST Fresco Friday’s Lunch Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 12-2pm, 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com ONGOING THURSDAYS THROUGH AUGUST Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 6-8pm, 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 15 Yeah, Yeah, Yeah – A Beatles Concert Celebration Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel, 7:30pm, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100 AUGUST 10-15 Dine in Di-Vine Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley, www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600 AUGUST 14-15 11th Annual Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival Skypark, Scotts Valley, 10am-6pm, free, 831-455-1901x3 www.scottsvalleychamber.com/ArtandWineFestival AUGUST 24-29 BLUE Ocean Film Festival Various events & locations in Monterey Bay www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org, 831-324-0357 AUGUST 29 Wine’d Down Sunday at Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge Cannery Row, Monterey, 3-6pm, www.scheidvineyards.com, 831-455-9990 AUGUST 14 Fair Play Wine & Poker Run Participating Fair Play wineries, 11am-5:30pm www.fairplaywineandpokerrun.com AUGUST 15 Reds 101: Focus on Red Wine with Rick Kushman Lava Cap Winery, Placerville, 1-2:30pm, $5 www.lavacap.com, 530-621-0175 AUGUST 15 Dog Days of Summer – A Wine & Weenie Weekend Boeger Winery, Placerville, 11am-2pm www.boegerwinery.com, 530-622-8094 AUGUST 21 Vertical Opus One & Grand Reserve Salon Tasting Winery by the Creek, Fair Play, $75, RSVP www.winerybythecreek.com, 530-620-2402 AUGUST 21 Saturday Night Concert Sierra Starr Winery, Grass Valley, 530-477-8277, www.sierrastarrwine.com AUGUST 22 Pioneer Park Picnic Pops Concert Pioneer Park Bandshell, Nevada City, 5pm, 530-272-6228, www.nccb.org AUGUST 22 Bella Nota Classical Music Concert Empire Mine, Grass Valley, 5:30pm www.indianspringswines.com, 800-375-9311

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com • Aug 14, 21, 28: Great Train Robbery • Aug 21: Murder Mystery Dionne • Sept 4, 11, 18, 25: Great Train Robbery ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.C. Davis, 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org • Aug 27: Nortec Collective featuring Bostich+Fussible • Sept 29: Madeline Albright

AMADOR COUNTY
AUGUST 14 Tasting with the Winemaker What’s in Common: Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, C.G. Di Arie Vineyard, Plymouth, 12-4pm, 209-245-4700, www.cgdiarie.com AUGUST 14-15 Fun in the Sun Beach Party Dobra Zemlja, Plymouth, www.dobraz.com, 209-245-3183 AUGUST 20 Sunset Wine Tasting Story Winery, Plymouth, 5-7pm, 209-245-6208 AUGUST 20 Live Music with Darcel Hunter Terra d’Oro Winery, Plymouth, 6pm, free 209-245-6942, www.terradorowinery.com AUGUST 21 Music & Wine Karmere Vineyards, Plymouth, www.karmere.com, 209-245-5000 AUGUST 21-22 Summer Wine Release Il Gioliello/Morse Wines, Fiddletown, 209-245-3395 AUGUST 21-22 Barrel to Bottle Amador Cellars, Plymouth, 12-4pm, 209-245-6150

SUISUN VALLEY
THURSDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 12 Yoga on the Vine Ledgewood Creek Winery, Suisun Valley www.ledgewoodcreek.com, 707-426-4424 AUGUST 12 Ladies Night Ledgewood Creek Winery, Suisun Valley, 11am-5pm www.ledgewoodcreek.com, 707-426-4424 AUGUST 14-15 Fairfield Tomato Festival Downtown Fairfield, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm www.suisunvalley.com, 707-422-0103 AUGUST 15 Suisun Valley Harvest Celebration Suisun Valley Wineries, Suisun Valley www.suisunvalley.com, 11am-4pm AUGUST 15 Jazz & Blues Concert at Mankas Gardens Vezer Family Vineyards, Suisun Valley, Featuring The Rhythm Method www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-344-0334 AUGUST 21 Vineyard Walk Ledgewood Creek Winery, Suisun Valley, 5:30-7:30pm www.ledgewoodcreek.com, 707-426-4424, $20, $15/members SEPTEMBER 4 Jazz & Blues Concert at Mankas Gardens Vezer Family Vineyards, Suisun Valley, Featuring The Wes/Benson Experience www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-344-0334

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
ONGOING Sierra Railroad Oakdale, 209-848-2100, www.sierrarailroad.com • Aug 14, 28: Wild West Lunch • Aug 15: Sunday Brunch • Aug 17, 24, 27: Scenic Lunch • Aug 27: Murder Mystery Dinner

CALAVERAS COUNTY
ONGOING Ironstone Vineyards Concert Series Murphys, 209-728-1251, www.ironstonevineyards.com • Aug 14: ZZ Top w/Joan Jett & the Blackhearts • Aug 20: B.B. King Blues Festival featuring B.B. King, Al Green & Buddy Guy AUGUST 13-15, 20-21, 27-29, SEPTEMBER 3-5 Into the Woods Stevenot Winery, Murphys, 209-728-8422, www.murphyscreektheater.org AUGUST 14 August Dinner Chatom Vineyards, Douglas Flat, $65/members, $75 www.chatomvineyards.com, 209-736-6500 AUGUST 14 Hoedown for Habitat Murphys Park, Murphys, 5-9pm, 209-754-5331 AUGUST 19 Murphys Classic Car Cruise Night Murphys Historic Hotel, Murphys, 209-728-9971, 6-9pm AUGUST 21 5th Annual Mother Lode Art & Wine Festival Calaveras Humane Society, Cedar Center, Arnold, 2-8pm www.calaverashumane.org, 209-728-1615 AUGUST 22 154 Year Anniversary Celebration Murphys Historic Hotel, Murphys, 209-734-3444

SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS
EL DORADO COUNTY
ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Private Tastings with the Winemaker Winery By the Creek, Fair Play, Taste with Charles B. Mitchell or a staff wine educator! 11am-5pm, by appointment, $25, $20/members 530-620-2402, www.winerybythecreek.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Jam Sessions Every Sunday Afternoon Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 15 Friday Wood-Fired Oven Pizza Nights & Live Music Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com • Aug 13: Jonny Mojo & Friends • Aug 20: Sharon Knight • Aug 27: Tessa Evans& Sal Mosaic • Sept 3: Robbie Allen & the Outer Edge ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 27 Sunset Sippin’ with Live Music Boeger Winery, Placerville, 5-8pm, $5, www.boegerwinery.com, 530-622-8094 • Aug 13: John Peregrim • Aug 20: No Event • Aug 27: Jonny “Mojo” Flores AUGUST 14 BBQ on the Green #2 Jodar Vineyards, Placerville, 5:30-8:30pm www.jodarwinery.com, 530-644-3474

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
AUGUST 21-22 Heirloom Tomato & Wine Event Boitano Family Wines, Lockeford 209-286-1595, 12-5pm, $10

Email Your Events to cathy@WineCountryThisWeek.com
For best results, send your emails at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to the date of your event. Event listings are free, and published as space is available and at the discretion of Wine Country This Week.

NEVADA COUNTY
ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 15 Nevada County Fair – Rooted in Tree-dition Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley 530-273-6217, 10am-11pm

Check the website for more events
www.winecountrythisweek.com

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

17

WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS
Napa’s Newest Tasting Room Opens
Rolling hills and enchanting vineyards surround Napa Valley’s newest winery. Located just 55 miles west of Sacramento, Valley Gate Vineyards welcomes visitors as they enter America’s celebrated wine country. The winery’s tasting room, with magnificent views of Jamieson Canyon and San Pablo Bay, is now open and features a portfolio of six handcrafted wines. Enjoy a glass of refreshing Viognier as you relax on the winery’s enchanting wraparound terrace and take in the picturesque scenery of southern Napa Valley. Reminiscent of a California coastal lodge, Valley Gate Vineyards is a scenic winery that was once part of a sprawling cattle and horse ranch that dominated the landscape for generations. The romantic countryside that was once blanketed by livestock is now covered by more than 90 acres of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet grapevines. Featuring a panoramic view of the vineyards and beyond, the winery’s charming tasting room showcases the unparalleled beauty of Napa Valley paired with a diverse selection of well balanced high quality wines. Valley Gate Vineyards’ 2009 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a bouquet of crisp citrus and tropical fruits and light herbaceous aromas that make it a crisp wine with a fresh Valley Gate’s 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Finally, the 2007 Napa Valley Zinfandel exhibits earthy tones with delicate notes of dark chocolate and blackberry jam. From casual celebrations in Napa Valley’s newest tasting room to large formal dinners in a grand dining room, Valley Gate Vineyards is the ideal destination for your next wine related event. Sheltered from the elements, the winery’s Overlook Veranda is perfect for intimate wine and food pairings ranging from informal cocktail party-type settings to seated events. Valley Gate Vineyards’ Observation Gallery overlooks the winery’s massive steel storage tanks, barrel room and bottling facility and creates a dramatic and unique setting. A traditional banquet room with vaulted ceilings, The Lodge at Valley Gate can accommodate larger events and seats up to 200 guests. Each special event at the winery includes a wine education session that features Valley Gate Vineyards’ portfolio of wines. Valley Gate Vineyards is conveniently located minutes from downtown Napa at 1 Kirkland Ranch Road. The winery’s tasting room is open daily by appointment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling (707) 254-8673 (ext. 127) or e-mailing info@valleygate vineyards.com. To learn more about Napa Valley’s newest winery, visit the website at valleygatevineyards.com.

and vibrant finish. Displaying the classic cool weather characteristics of honeydew and melon flavors, the 2009 Napa Valley Viognier has light citrus aromas and a balance of acidity and structure that make it a versatile choice to serve with meals or with dessert. The 2009 Napa Valley Chardonnay demonstrates the true expression that the varietal achieves in cooler climates including a crisp acidity and lush tropical and citrus flavors that have been enhanced through cold fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks. Valley Gate’s 2009 Napa Valley Pinot Noir exudes aromas of blueberries and dark cherries, as well as the earthy tones so coveted among connoisseurs of the varietal. Dark luscious berry flavors, smooth tannins and barrel aging are all critical factors in making

18

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

19

WINERY FEATURE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Robert deLeuze, Rosa Lee deLeuze, Jill

deLeuze, Julie deLeuze, Brett deLeuze and

Brandon deLeuze

ZD WINES ECO TOUR
A Walk on the Wild Side
deLeuze family, including founding member Rosa Lee. Robert is Winemaster and CEO, Brett is President, Julie the Administrative Director, Brandon the Assistant Winemaker and Jill as California Sales and Hospitality.

by Charles Neave
Of all the tours you can take in wine country – and there’s no shortage – the EcoTour at ZD Wines is in a class by itself. I would even venture to say that in terms of the depth and breadth on what it touches it’s unsurpassed, and the hour spent is worth it a hundred-fold. Read on and I will attempt to explain why. But first you need a little background about a winery that is internationally famous for award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the coveted Abacus, a complex multiple-vintage blend of ZD Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded in the late Sixties by engineers Gino Zepponi and Norman deLeuze, the actual production of ZD wines started in 1969 in the Carneros region, using a rented barn and an initial investment of $6,000. That first vintage of ZD wines consisted of 300 cases of Pinot Noir and White Riesling. In 1979 ZD moved to their current location in Napa’s Rutherford Sub-Appellation. On this six-acre parcel the deLeuze Family built a winery and in 1993 it was upgraded and the size tripled. The winery is still owned and operated by three generations of the

A Walk in the Vineyards & More
You begin the ZD Eco-Tour with a glass of vintage Chardonnay, then it is out to the three acre Cabernet vineyard and into a whole new world of grape growing, winemaking, biodiversity, sustainability and a hundred other things you might never have considered. One of the first things you see is a sign at the end of a row that says “Certified organic in 1999.” But it goes back much further, to the very beginning, when the partners decided that if they were going to grow grapes, that is how they were going to do it. It just took the government time to catch up. In the early years Norm had been to an Eco-Farm Conference and heard about the amazing biodiversity of the soil in healthy, natural ecosystems. Astounded by the thought that just one teaspoon of rainforest soil contains more than a billion organisms, many of which science have less than a full understanding of, he thought that if they are naturally present, then there must be a good

reason and he was determined to bring this richness of life to his vineyard. And so it began. As you walk along the rows of vines with their open canopies (“for good light and air flow” Robert explains) you learn not just about the complexities of soil, but about how nitrogen rich cover crops and compost can fortify the soil with nutrient such as nitrogen; how certain insects feed on certain crops and how specific and diverse plantings provide cover and food for both. Cover crops are also used to prevent erosion, stabilize the soil, add microorganisms and suppress unwanted weeds. Particular plants are used for different purposes, all explained as you sip on a glass of Cabernet at the end of a row of the same vines that supplied the grapes that made the wine that is in your glass. The cycle of life. The focus of organic farming is to promote the health of the soil and the surrounding environment, as your guide will explain. “To create healthy and nutrient rich soils and the result will be vines that produce healthy grapes with rich flavors.” The rich, dense soil is the result of this and many other things, but as Robert deLeuze says with conviction, “It’s all about the soil. Rich and dense. You’ll find the same charac-

20

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY FEATURE
teristics in our wine.” Raptors (in this case barn owls) are provided with boxes set high above the vineyard, and you will be told how these raptor boxes do not have roosts so that the barn owl’s natural enemy, the great horned owl, cannot land and prey upon them. As your tour continues you might come across some wandering chickens, eating “bad” insects and scratching at the soil. Their “rolling roost” moves them to different spots in the vineyard every few days. Or they might be in the shadow of the long row of 712 solar panels, which provide every bit of electricity ZD useseven the fork lifts that use electricity instead of gas – with power leftover to feed back into the grid. An elaborate water recycling system is also in place, which manages one more important utility. As you gather at the crush pad at the end of the tour, sipping wine as you nibble on organic artisan cheese from Cowgirl Creamery or similarly certified chocolates, you are in the midst of huge stainless tanks, and rows of oak barrels. And know that every scrap of paper, foil, cork, piece of glass and pound of packing material is going to go back into the system. Mull this over as you head into the tasting room to finish your tasting, and feel satisfied not just about the stellar wine you are enjoying, but also the manner in which it was made. The ZD Wines tasting room is located at 8383 Silverado Trail in Rutherford. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tours and tastings are by appointment. For more information, call 1-800-487-7757 or go to www.zdwines.com.

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

21

Perfect Pairs

BY MILLIE HOWIE

William Hill Napa Valley Bench Blend Chardonnay Paired with Macaroni and an Elegant Trio of Fiscalini Cheeses
It is not always easy to match a grand variety and vintage of excellent wine with an enhancing selection of another local foodstuff, making each taste even better, but Ralf Holenried, winemaker at William Hill Estate Winery, along with his compatriots at the winery can well be proud of the pair they suggest setting out together. The wine alone is pretty spectacular since the choice for this better-than-classic macaroni and cheese casserole is the 2007 Napa Valley Bench Blend Chardonnay created from grapes picked from select blocks within the Napa Valley’s finest vineyards. The finished wine is both elegant and rich, displaying intense fruit flavors with layers of complexity. Modesto’s Fiscalini Farms is the home of the Fiscalini family which has established an enviable record of awards for their Swiss-inspired cheeses they have become famous for the key ingredients: the three dazzling cheeses that add a delicious creaminess and beautifully complement the full-bodied splendor of the William Hill Estate Bench Blend Chardonnay. Once you serve this tempting pasta dish it will certainly become a favorite at the family table or beside the grill as steak or sausages sizzle nearby. The cheese mix suggested by the cooks at the winery starts with a pound and a quarter of coarsely grated Fiscalini Bandage-Wrapped Cheddar Cheese, into which a half pound each of coarsely grated Fiscalini San Joaquin Gold and coarselygrated Fiscalini Annunciata Cheese have been carefully stirred. All it takes from there is salt and pepper to taste and a dash of cayenne pepper to spark the finished dish and, of course, a glass of the fine, hand-crafted Bench Blend Chardonnay by its side, or possibly two! The William Hill Estate tasting room is at 1761 Atlas Peak Road in Napa ten minutes from Highway 29 or downtown Napa, and seconds from neighboring Silverado Resort. Tastings are by appointment only but are easy to make by calling (707) 265-3024. They are open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and more information can be found at www.williamhillestate.com.

FISCALINI THREE CHEESE MACARONI
This rich dish will soon become a favorite on your family table. With the creaminess, it will beautifully complement the rich, full-bodied William Hill Estate Bench Blend Chardonnay. What you will need • 1 stick unsalted butter • 1 cup Panko (Asian) breadcrumbs • 1/3 cup all purpose flour • 3 cups milk • 3 cups heavy cream • 1 ¼ pounds coarsely grated Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar Cheese • ½ pound coarsely grated Fiscalini San Joaquin Gold Cheese • ½ pound coarsely grated Fiscalini Annunciata Parmesan Cheese • ¼ tablespoons cayenne pepper • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste • 1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked al dente (add a bit of olive oil to the cooking water to prevent sticking) Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat or spray inside of a 3-quart casserole baking dish with olive oil. Set aside. Melt ¼ stick butter in large saucepan. Add breadcrumbs and stir until thoroughly coated. Transfer breadcrumbs to bowl. Wipe out saucepan with paper towel, being careful not to burn fingers. Place saucepan back on low heat and melt remaining butter until it begins to bubble. Whisk in flour, stirring for about 3 minutes. In another saucepan, scald milk and cream; slowly pour into flour mixture, whisking until well blended. Continue whisking until sauce is smooth and begins to thicken (8 to 10 minutes). Remove from heat. Mix three cheeses together with cayenne, salt and pepper. Add about ¾ of cheese mixture to sauce, stirring until cheese is melted. Add cooled macaroni to sauce. (Taste to check if seasoning is correct.) Pour into prepared casserole dish; top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbling. (If top doesn’t turn golden brown, place under broiler and watch carefully to finish the crust.) Let casserole sit about 10 minutes before serving. Serves 10 to 12.

22

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

23

WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Two Chances to Taste Ferrari-Carano Wines!
Now you have two choices when tasting Ferrari-Carano wines – visit Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Dry Creek Valley, or taste the wines in Healdsburg at Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique!

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
Don and Rhonda Carano invite you to visit the beautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines, the spectacular Italianate hospitality wine center, Villa Fiore, set in the midst of the 70-acre Dry Creek Valley estate vineyard. Here you can taste the critically-acclaimed FerrariCarano wines, stroll five acres of exquisite gardens, view the magnificent underground, double-vaulted barrel cellar, and sample limited and reserve wines in the Enoteca Reserve Tasting Bar. Be sure to browse the wine shop where you’ll find wine country’s most distinctive gift selections, gourmet gift and wine packs, and of course, the entire portfolio of Ferrari-Carano wines. If you’d like an in-depth look at Ferrari-Carano, reserve your spot for the winery tour, offered daily at 10 a.m., by appointment. Hosted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, you will stroll through renowned gardens, see vineyards up close, perhaps catch one of the winemaking

team or cellar crew hard at work on the crush pad or in the winery’s cellars or tank rooms, view Don and Rhonda Carano’s personal wine cellar, and visit the Enoteca Lounge and Villa Fiore tasting rooms. You will hear about Ferrari-Carano’s history – how Don and Rhonda first came to Sonoma County on a wine buying trip and just fell in love with the area. After the tour, you are invited to taste Ferrari-Carano wines at the Villa Fiore tasting bar or in the Enoteca Lounge. Winery tours are by appointment, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m., based on availability. To schedule your tour, email tourinformation@ferraricarano.com, or call the Hospitality Department at (707) 433-6700 or 1-800-831-0381. Private tastings are also available by appointment. Each tasting, hosted in the private PreVail Room, is designed to highlight the many nuances of wine in a fun and informative style, and include The Matchmaker 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 private tasting, contact the hospitality department, privatetasting@ferrari-carano.com, call the Hospitality Department, or visit the website, www.ferrari-carano.com.

24

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS

Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar and Boutique
Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique, located on the Healdsburg Plaza, offers visitors hand-picked wine flights and food pairings from the Ferrari-Carano and Lazy Creek Vineyards portfolio of wines. Here, customers may enjoy the easy, relaxed atmosphere of tasting wines as well as shopping for unique home decor and gifts from California’s wine country. Featuring a selection of Vietri dinnerware, Fortunata ceramics, vineyard prints and landscapes, unique lamps, decorative table runners and pillows, as well as other home accessories, visitors will certainly find something to remind them of their time spent in wine country. And, if you’re looking for a venue for a private group tasting, the beautiful Back Room is perfect for up to 30 people. Your tasting may be customized to include chocolates, cheeses or small bites. Whether it’s a group of friends, company team-building or a holiday celebration, Seasons of the Vineyard will provide everything you need for a memorable experience. So, stroll the plaza in Healdsburg where you will find FerrariCarano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique, located at 113 Plaza Street in Healdsburg, open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Monday. Call (707) 431-2222 or visit www.seasonsofthevineyard.com for more information.

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

25

WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Napa Valley Wine Train Features Sinatra Estate Wines
On August 21, Napa Valley Wine Train, a 36-mile roundtrip ride through the heart of Napa Valley, will host a magical evening with Sinatra Family Estates. Featuring the award-winning 2007 “Come Fly With Me” Cabernet Sauvignon, and the soon-to-be released 2008 Tuscan blend "La Voce," the evening will be attended by Nancy Sinatra and Amanda Erlinger, Sinatra's granddaughter. As one of the most unique and best Napa restaurants, Napa Valley Wine Train Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald and Wine Director Ryan Graham will prepare an exquisite menu of all Sinatra’s favorites highlighted by the amazing wines. For reservations, call 1-800-427-4124 or visit http://winetrain.com/sinatra-dinner. Since its debut last fall, “Come Fly With Me,” a limited-production Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has received high praise for its “beautiful notes.” A fitting tribute to an American icon, and one of the most recognizable and admired artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, “Come Fly With Me” is “full-bodied, opulent and seriously endowed” (Wine Advocate). In addition, Sinatra Family Estates received accolades as one of the top scoring Napa Valley Cabernets of the 2007 vintage. Beginning in September, Sinatra Family Estates newest vintage, the 2008 “La Voce,” will be available. A super Tuscan-style blend of Sangiovese and Colorino, two local grape varietals, produced from three-hectare vineyard located in the hills of Fiesole, Italy, the wine is silky and smooth, with elegant tannins. (www.sinatrafamily estates.com/thewine.php). Privately held, Sinatra Family Estates is a collaboration between the family of legendary Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Enterprises and partner Danielle Price (Executive Director of Wine for Wynn Resorts and owner of Coup de Foudre Winery) and John Schwartz (owner of Amuse Bouche Winery, Napa Valley).

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

NAPA VALLEY
BRANNAN COTTAGE INN Six spacious, comfortable rooms with garden views, private entrances, private baths, queen-size beds and a refrigerator. Two mini-suites have sitting rooms with televisions as well. Air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort during summertime visits. Down comforters and fireplaces for cozy and romantic evenings. 109 Wapoo St, Calistoga brannancottageinn@sbcglobal.net www.brannoncottageinn.com (707) 942-4200

FAIRFIELD/SUISUN VALLEY
HILTON GARDEN INN 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield (707) 426-6900 www.hiltongardeninn.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 316 Pittman Road (707) 864-3797 Fairfield www.vagabondshouseinn.com

SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERN
CALDERWOOD INN Perfect environment to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Situated 3 blocks from the historic downtown plaza and wonderful restaurants in Healdsburg. 25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg (707) 431-1110 innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 1-800-600-5444 VINTNERS INN Forty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios; surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-2584 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.com

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

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

SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERN
LEDSON HOTEL Luxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated rooms with king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies. Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779 480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com
CANDLELIGHT INN Private baths; TV/phone and AC; two-person marble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies or decks; three-course gourmet breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious 30'x60'; swimming pool 1045 Easum Drive, Napa 1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com

MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COAST
LAMP LIGHTER INN Tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, you will discover a charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset House Suites. These bed and breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935. (831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.com VAGABOND’S INN Vagabond's House Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of Carmel's finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks away from Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn. (831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn.com

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

26

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS

17th Annual Hands Across the Valley, August 28
by Michael Rockich
Hands Across the Valley will return to Napa Valley for the 17th time on August 28th. It is good to remember the reason this fundraiser originally came into being. Yes it is a glamorous event with film and sports celebrities present, but the basic purpose is to feed the needy – a noble cause. This gala makes a positive difference. The Ranch Winery at 105 Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena will be the setting. The grounds of the Ranch provide a grassy carpet to stroll on under a starry night sky while enjoying the activities of the evening. The event began in 1994 when community leaders including George Altamura, and community celebrities including Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola learned that funding for the Napa Food Bank was dwindling, and Federal funding was being reduced. This registered non-profit organization “is committed to working toward the goal of a community without hunger.” The annual fundraiser has brought in more than $3,000,000 since its debut for Napa Valley food programs serving hungry families throughout Napa County. The evening will began with a reception at 6 p.m. boasting an array of high profile local wineries pouring their table wines. Outstanding local restaurants and food purveyors will serve gourmet bites at their stands with the uniqueness and quality that only wine country offers. A few sweets are usually found too. A buffet sit-down dinner will follow prepared by Chef Kevin Miller. A sumptuous VIP dinner is also available prepared by Chef Bob Hurley. Two auctions will run concurrent with activities. The silent auction will proceed at a relaxed pace. When the live auction begins the pace quickens, while the grounds resound to rapid bidding and the rap of the auctioneer’s gavel. The auctions will offer overnight packages, dining and wine tasting experiences, top artisan and “cult” wine lots, and retail offerings. Film star Rob Schneider, who starred in The Animal and The Hot Chick among others, will be the Celebrity Host for the evening. A number of former stars of the San Francisco 49ers often attend. The Ranch will rock to the music of Butch Whacks & The Glass Packs with the dance floor shaking. Festivities will last until 11 p.m. This year general admission now includes a seated buffet dinner in addition to the restaurant and winery reception. To order tickets, or for further information please go online to www.handsacrossthevalley.com, or telephone (707) 226-6136. The website maintains and updates a list of participating restaurants and wineries which will grow until just before the event.

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

27

WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

WONDERLAND EVENING FUNDRAISER
Friday, August 20th, at Chateau St. Jean
The 24th Wine Country Film Festival’s annual evening fundraiser – Wonderland – takes place Friday August 20th from 6 to 10 p.m. at Chateau St. Jean, (8555 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood). This one-of-a-kind event raises money for WCFF Environmental and Student Intern Programs. WCFF is the oldest and longest running Film Festival in Napa Sonoma Wine Country. Wonderland is inspired by the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland written by the English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, with a pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. In Carroll’s famous book, he tells the story of a young girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy world that is populated by peculiar imaginary creatures and objects that come alive and have a personality, like talking playing cards. It gave us the beloved characters of Alice, the Red Queen, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and more. In 1865, only 2,000 copies of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland were printed at first and they sold out quickly. Since the first edition, many more editions have been printed and millions have fallen in love with the story of Alice. Alice plans to celebrate her 21st birthday at Wonderland. She is now old enough to enjoy Chateau St. Jean wines! Chateau St. Jean is the perfect venue for WONDERLAND with its quintessential lawns, majestic atmosphere, beautiful view of Sonoma Mountain, and award-winning wines. Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in Vineyard Designated wines. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise with Chateau St. Jean to highlight the best of each vineyard in the wines. The winery has integrated existing site features and vistas into a landscape that is both relaxed and elegant to exemplify Sonoma wine country. Wonderland offers plenty of games, prizes and activities. One of the main events is the Lawn Croquet Tournament hosted by the Red Wonderlanders will be eligible for a two-forone wine tasting coupon, which will be available in the tasting room. CSJ is also offering a 10% discount on merchandise and a 15% discount on wine. There will be live music from musicians Chris Bramble (of Forestville) and Chris Hanlin (of Santa Rosa). Chris Bramble discovered the joys of singing at age seven, picked up the guitar at age 12, and has known since those early years that this is what he was meant to do in life. Wresting an array of sounds from his acoustic guitar and writing songs that span an array of genres, he revels in improvising and singing of the full range of experiences of a conscious life. As likely to leave audience members dancing in the aisles or moved to tears, his music reaches into the deeper places of the human existence. Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist and bandleader, Chris Hanlin has been a California musical force for nearly two decades since coming from his native India. His current project, the DIBS, features Hanlin compositions and lead vocals, and ranges from intimate acoustic confessionals to noisy excursions into alt-rock. Their single, “When a Man Loves the Moon”, was recently getting over 200 spins a week on over twenty AOR stations in the Midwest and South. A self-described “American musical centrist,” Hanlin’s often uplifting, sometimes heartbreaking songs belie his rural roots. (For more information, go to: www.myspace.com/chrishanlin). A medley of Film Festival award-winning shorts will end the evening at dusk on the estate lawn. Low back chairs or a blanket and a jacket for lawn dining and movie watching are recommended. Admission is $10 entrance (includes movies). $20 includes reserved V.I.P. seat and one glass of Chateau St. Jean wine. To purchase tickets call (707) 935-3456 or e-mail wcfilmfest@aol.com. Food, beverages, and games are extra.

Queen. Croquet pros Elaine Fong, from the San Francisco Croquet Club and Mike Orgill, the President of the Sonoma Cutrer Croquet Club, will teach a croquet lesson at 6:30 p.m. The Lawn Croquet Tournament starts at 7 p.m. The Red Queen (Kelly Ostendorf of Santa Rosa) will play in the tournament along with Alice (Serena Bramble of Forestville) and the White Queen (Casey Grant of Sacramento). Other activities include the White Queen Costume Contest, the Teacup Toss and the Mad Hatter Wicket Shoot for which players will have a chance to win exciting prizes. The Auction offers a five-night stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, an Arabian horse, an electric bike, rare wines, gift certificates, and a Private Tour and Wine Tasting for eight from Chateau St. Jean, including a gourmet box lunch along with a magnum of Cabernet Sauvignon, among other wonderful items. Treat yourself to Al Fresco Dining served by Rocket Café Catering. The menu includes • Curiouser and Curiouser Popcorn and Flavored Lemonades • White Rabbit Salad • Feed Your Head Ahi Poke • Queen of Hearts Tarts, Bars and Cookies Chateau St. Jean wines available for purchase by the glass and bottle are Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling. All

28

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINE COUNTRY NEWS

Experience Harvest Hands-On at Sonoma Valley Crush
Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces the 2010 Sonoma Valley Crush event happening September 15-19. Seventeen wineries throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will be participating in this “Hands-On” Harvest Experience. Guests will not only get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens during harvest, but they’ll have the opportunity to get involved, hands-on. For five days wineries will be offering a variety of harvest events including grape sampling in the vineyards, crush pad tours, fermentation demonstrations, harvest winemaker lunches and dinners, and even a mozzarella making class. Winery harvest events are priced separately and require booking directly with the wineries. A list of harvest events is listed below. The five-day festival will culminate with a Weekend Harvest Tasting at 16 wineries throughtout the valley on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Weekend Harvest Pass is $45 per person and will give guests access to weekend harvest activities & wine tastings at participating wineries tasting rooms. “We invite anyone who has ever romanticized about getting involved with harvest, hands-on to come out to the 2010 Sonoma Valley Crush event. It’s going to be unforgettable.” Said Josie Gay, Executive Director. Tickets are on sale and they are limited. The “Weekend Harvest Tasting Pass” is $45 per person which includes a souvenir Govino wine glass and access to event wine tastings and tasting room harvest activities. The “Winery Harvest Events” must be booked directly with wineries as they are priced separately. Detailed information and tickets may be obtained online at www.heartofsonomavalley.com or by calling 1-866-794-9463. Participating wineries are: Audelssa Estate Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Imagery Estate Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Kunde Family Estate, Landmark Vineyards, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars & Ty Caton Vineyards, Paradise Ridge Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars and Wellington Vineyards.

About Heart of Sonoma Valley Association
Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is an alliance of wineries and tasting rooms located on scenic Sonoma Highway where for a century and a half many of the vintages that have made California wines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. In this 10 mile stretch of the wine country, in the environs of Glen Ellen and Kenwood, you’ll find a blend of family owned and classically beautiful wineries filled with award-winning wines.

2 for 1 on Any Tasting
including the Single Vineyard tasting
SAVE UP TO $25

“Best Boutique Winery & Local Winemaker” two years in a row

2867 St. Helena North, St. Helena 707-265-5000 www.stclement.com

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

29

Welcome to
by Grant Raeside

SUISUN VALLEY
County Sheriff’s Department. What does a cop like Ron do when he has enough of dealing with extremely dangerous situations? Of course, what every cop does, he gets into the wine business! His way was to become a sommelier at The Professional Culinary Institute’s Certified Sommelier Program. After a grueling three months of class work, Ron got his certification. And, to fully understand his passion and desire, he graduated in the top 5% of his class. Armed (pardon the pun) with the knowledge of wines from around the world, you would have thought that Ron would end up at a fabulous restaurant. Why be a trained sommelier and work at a winery? “Vezer Family Vineyard has so much potential and the winery future looks very bright, indeed,” Ron explained. “I grew up in Solano County, worked here my entire life. I want to be part of something unique and challenging,” he said. “I’m considered a pioneer being a sommelier at a winery. Less than one percent of all the wineries in the world have a sommelier working exclusively for a winery,” he stated. The blending seminars that Ron puts on are fabulous and guests of the winery will walk away feeling like winemakers. Frank Vezer knows something about business and understands what it takes for a winery to be successful. Having a flying ace and a ex cop working for you has some cache but having a wine educator and sommelier on board can take the winery to new heights. Just visit the winery and ask for George or Ron, you will be glad you did!
So So sco sco B l Blig Rig R anc anc h Rh R d d Sil Sil ver ver ad ad oT oT rail rail

Wine Educator, Sommelier are Part of the Vezer Family
In California, the likelihood of finding a tasting room with a fulltime sommelier and wine educator is extremely rare. And this at a winery, Vezer Family Vineyard, that produces only 6,000 cases of wines in one of the smallest wine regions in California, Suisun Valley! The Suisun Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) was established in 1982 although grapes have been growing there for over a hundred years. In 1860, Suisun City was a port for gold rushers who were constantly on the move. In 1989, Frank Vezer, owner of Vezer Family Vineyard, had a dream of establishing Suisun Valley as a great grape and winemaking region and built Vezer Family Vineyard. To begin with, the Vezer’s bought the 30-acre ranch and vineyard formerly contracted to Ravenswood. That was followed in very short order by their purchase of the entire Western “Pony Express” village of Mankas Corners, a property with 160 years of colorful history. Then they acquired Suisun Valley’s crown jewel, the Blue Victorian. All three locations are working winery sites, with some of the most unique and hospitable tasting rooms you have ever experienced, stocked with an array of good wines and staffed by people who are simply glad you stopped by and who want to share the area’s history, stories and wines with you. But, let’s get back to the real story of the sommelier and wine educator in Suisun Valley. George Meggers spent 31 years in the United States Air Force. He was a Command C-141 pilot, instructor and evaluator. He has been on every continent, most notably, as a Mission Commander for the Antarctic “Deep Freeze” program where he tested and taught pilots how to takeoff and land on annual sea ice runways as well as runways on the glacier at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. “I was the first pilot to land a four-engine jet on a glacier, on purpose,” George said. George, besides working in the tasting room at Vezer Family Vineyard, teaches at Solano Community College, not about the dangers of landing on a glacier but about the nuances of wine. Ron Plunkett was a police officer for 21 years for the Solano

Atl Atl as as Pe Pe ak ak Rd Rd

Monticello Rd
Monticello Rd

121 121

Jarvis Jarvis
Valleylley Rd Va Rd Wooden n Woode

Silverad ad Silver o Tro Trail ail

Napa Napa

Greenen Va Gre Va llelleyd d yRR

Green Valley Cellars Green Valley Cellars
12 12
RdRd onon ny ny CaCa on on es es mm Ja Ja

AbAb ern rn e ath th a yRR y d d

Oli li O vever r

Gardens, Deli & Barista Wooden Valley Private Ranch Tasting Room Wooden Valley &Private Ranch Suisun Winery & Tasting Room BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Suisun Winery Wine Coop Ledgewood BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Wine Coop d Ledgewood Creek Wa R Creek Waterm ey d alley R ter an Suisun ma Bl Suisun isun ValloWinterhawk n B vd Valley u un VR Winterhawk ckv lvd Valley S is Ro il
d d R R ille ille kv kv oc oc R R
Su
ckv le R ille d Rd

d BLUE VICTORIAN Daniel Capp ton Rd BLUE VICTORIAN WINERY Daniel Cappyton R Wines la WINERY M Wines Clay C VEZÉR FAMILY WINERY Mankas VEZÉR VEZÉR FAMILY&WINERY ankas Gardens, Deli Barista VEZÉR

SuSuisun isun V V alley R R alley d d

WINERIES

GoGor rdon on d Vall all V ey ey R Rd d

29 29

SUISUN VALLEY

Eagle Eye Eagle Eye
Wooden Valley Rd Wooden Valley Rd

on on as as MM

37 37

Tenbrink Tenbrink

Fairfield Fairfield

80 80

80 80

Cordelia Cordelia

680 680

ANHEUSER BUSCH ANHEUSERTOURS BREWERY BUSCH BREWERY TOURS JELLY BELLY JELLY BELLY FACTORY AND TOURS FACTORY AND TOURS

12 12 Suisun City Suisun City Mankas Hills Winery

Mankas Hills Winery

30

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

31

NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Open House at David Fulton Winery, Celebrating 150 Years!
August 21 & 22, 11 – 4 RSVP today!
If you are a Petite Sirah lover and anywhere near Napa Valley on this August 21 and 22 weekend, join the folks at David Fulton Winery in celebrating this dry-farmed, estate vineyard that is the oldest, continuously owned and operated family vineyard – not only in Napa Valley – but all of California! The vineyard was originally planted in 1860 and produces a precious 350 cases of Petite Sirah a year. During the celebration the 2005 and 2006 vintages of Old Vines, Napa Valley Estate Petite Sirah will be poured along with savory snacks to compliment the

ST. HELENA
CHARLES CHARLES TT KRUG RA KRUG PRATT
P

Calafia Cellars DAVID FULTON DAVID FULTONLTON Calafia Cellars FU BERINGER N ULTO F BERINGER
POPE POPE Swift Orin

wine. Special and very limited four-bottle vertical collections dating back to 1999 will be offered! On August 21st, there will be a special presentation by the Saint Helena Historical Society. To commemorate the event, David Fulton Winery will be introducing its 2006 Heritage 1860 A Unique Red Blend of which only 22 cases were made. In addition, the 2005 Our Sweet Petite will be introduced – the first port-style wine from David Fulton Winery mmade from Petite Sirah. Only 45 cases were produced. RSVP today and come celebrate! Event hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. In 1995, Fulton returned to his childhood ranch in Napa Valley’s historic St. Helena Appellation as the heir and steward of the family vineyards. Today, Fulton and his wife Dink have dedicated themselves to preserving the vineyards and rebuilding the historic winery and cellar originally constructed by his great grandfather, David Fulton. DOMINA David Fulton Winery is located at 825 Fulton Lane, just four blocks east off Highway 29 in St. Helena. For reservations, call (707) 9670719. For more information, visit www.DavidFultonWinery.com.
dR hc naR giB

Orin Swift
ya W la

.tS niaM

.tS emojaY

.tS nworB

Jefferson

Vallejo St.

tS hplodnaR

Caymus St.
Tulocay St.

Clay St

WINERIES OF Olabisi/Trahan NAPA VALLEY
Town Center
tS hplodnaR tS sbmooC
tS nilknarF

tS hcruhC

tS nworB

WHITEHALL LANE WHITEHALL LANE Witt Witt
NE LL LANE EHA A WHITEHALL L Rutherford WHIT
n tS o s liW

Fransican Fransican

32

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

tS htfiF

Wine C o untry Th is Week Preferred Wine C o untry Th is Week Preferred Open to the public Open to the public Open by appointment Open by appointment

.tS niaM

Uptown Theatre

Third St.

CELADON
Napa General Store

.tS

dr

ihT

tS htruoF

tS

k

Rutherford Grove Tres Sabores & Grove Tres Sabores & Pedemonte Cellars Pedemonte Cellars
a O

Fleury Fleury

Second St.
Brown St Coombs St

.tS drihT

ERON GALLERON GALL

CEJA

First St.

Uptown OLABISI/ Theatre TRAHAN X WINERY
Franklin St

.tS dnoceS

X Winery JOHN AviaANTHONY

Market DOWNTOWN

Public

N A P A

TASTE AT OXBOW MAHONEY VINEYARDS/ UNCORKED AT OXBOW WATERSTONE

.tS tsriF

RAYMOND RAYMOND

.tS tsriF

tS

d

ri

h

T

Not to Scale Not to Scale

EL AND ZINFANDEL ZINF

retneC nwoT

Corison Corison Milat Milat Del Dotto Del Dotto
tS d n o c e S

tS yalC

tS

ts

ri

F

ARGER-MARTUCCI ARGER-MARTUCCI

OD EWO INGL WOOD E INGL

V. SATTUI V. SATTUI WINERY WINERY & DELI & DELI

Ca

lis

to

ga

Av e

Wineries of Napa Valley
Randolph St

John Anthony

STONEHEDGE WINERY Clinton St. CHOP HOUSE COLE’S Napa VINTNER’S AzzuroValley Opera House COLLECTIVE
Uva Trattoria Italiana
.tS lraeP

.tS tseW

Napa Valley Wine Train
evA loc soS

Ceja

Oxbow NAPA Mason VALLEY Back RoomSt. Public Pearl Wines WINE TRAIN Market TASTE AT OXBOW Bounty Hunter House Cole’s Chop Uncorked Rare Wine Co. MAHONEY VINEYARDS/ at Oxbow Napa Valley Opera House GUSTAVO WATERSTONE THRACE MASON TOOLBOX Oxbow
Soscol Ave

Gustavo Thrace /Toolbox

IK YRTSN

.tS niaM

.tS notnilC

Stonehedge Uva Winery Trattoria Italiana Vintner’s Collective

Napa St.
CM

.rD oyorrA

.tS yacoluT

.tS sumyaC

.tS apaN

TWENTY ROWS
Main St. Brown St.

ROBERT CRAIG
Yajome St.

Riv er

Te rra c

eD

r.

.rD

pe

e

ca r

re T

Yountville St.

re

vi

R

.tS ojellaV

e

v A

a

g

o

ts

il

a

C

NAPA VALLEY NAPA VALLEY WINE HARDWARE WINE HARDWARE St. Helena Wine Center St. Helena Wine Center Napa Valley Farms Napa Valley Farms MERRYVALE Salvestrin AK MERRYVALE Salvestrin TER O CHARTER OAK CHAR Tayson Pierce Long Meadow Ranch Tayson Pierce Long Meadow Ranch PRAGER PRAGERG AVE LLIN E LOUIS M MARTINI LEWELLING AV LOUIS M MARTINI LEWE SUTTER HOME SUTTER HOME Hall Hall Heitz Heitz Flora Springs Flora Springs
tS n

Pueblo

Twenty Rows

Robert Craig

Im

ria

ire

pm

I

sacnarT

olbeuP

nch Rd

.tS ellivtnuoY
nosreffeJ

lW ay

tS

y

a

lC

e rr

a W

tS

n

o

s

re

ff e

J

tS n

tS e g e llo C s a W n ih

o tg

MC KINSTRY

Arroyo Dr.

Main St.

West St.

Randolph St

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEY

2 for 1 Tasting with this ad

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

33

NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Tasting Room of the Week:

JOSEPH PHELPS
by Charles Neave
Joseph Phelps Vineyards founder Joe Phelps is known for his passion for quality and innovation. “I’m very fortunate. I’ve been able to combine the relaxed and less demanding life style of farming with a fulfilling commitment to quality and a lifelong affection for fine wines,” he has said. It’s also a matter of record that he pioneered a number of firsts at the winery he started in 1973 on a hillside just outside of St. Helena. Perched on a knoll in Spring Valley, it overlooks the beautiful hillside vineyards. Phelps spent years studying the complex relationship between wine quality and place, and understanding the importance of what is called terroir. Over time they have developed estate-owned vineyards in the premiere growing regions of Stags Leap, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll and Napa’s eastern foothills. The winery produces bottlings from classic varietals including their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and Insignia, one of California’s most successful first-growth luxury wines and the first Bordeaux-style blend made in California under a proprietary label. Then there is Backus Vineyard Cabernet and a delightful Syrah. For whites there is a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc and another classic French varietal appears: Viognier. This is a varietal notoriously difficult to deal with in this country, though Phelps does wonders with it. There is also a beautiful ice-wine style dessert wine made from Scheurebe grapes called Eisrebe that rounds out the winery’s impressive portfolio. On weekdays the winery offers 90-minute seminar-style tastings at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. including the Insignia Blending Seminar where you experiment with blending the components that go into their flagship wine, and then can compare your blend with the winery’s current vintage. In the Le Nez Seminar, hone your skills as sommelier in the “Aroma Identity” challenge, where twelve different aromas frequently found in wine will test your olfactory senses. Or perhaps it will be Tasting Terroir. This seminar looks at more than 34 years of making Insignia: how the wine’s changed over the years and what makes Insignia unique and consistently highly rated. You’ll explore the vineyard locations used to produce Insignia (100% estate grown since 2004) and taste its’ varietal and vineyard components. For another perspective focusing on Cabernet, try the Barrel Seminar which explores the specific role barrels play in the overall production of wine, while also exploring winemaking in general. In addition to the current release wines tasted, you’ll taste three barrel samples of their Napa Valley Cabernet and experience a dozen different aromas frequently found in barrel aged wines. In addition, there is the broader Wine Appreciation Seminar and Cool Californians: Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir which includes tasting of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Freestone Vineyards, their Sonoma County property near the Pacific. Participants will also be offered a tasting of Insignia on the terrace after the seminar. On the weekends the winery offers two seminars that last 90 minutes: the Insignia Blending Seminar at 11 a.m. and the Wine Appreciation Seminar at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. On Sundays, Le Nez is available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. As always there are casual tastings throughout the day scheduled on the half hour. The Terrace Tastings are a relaxed tasting of six current releases including Insignia. The last tasting is 3:30 p.m. weekdays; 2:30 p.m. on weekends. Joseph Phelps Vineyards’ tasting room, 200 Taplin Road in St. Helena, is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekends until 4 p.m.). Tastings are by appointment only and are limited in size. For more information or an appointment, call (707) 963-2745. For more details, go to www.jpvwines.com.

34

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEY

Downtown Napa’s Main Street Reunion Car Show
Saturday, August 21st 10am to 3pm First and Main Streets in Downtown Napa
Four hundred pre-1976 cars will be on display in downtown Napa for the eighth annual Main Street Reunion car show. The event is hosted by the Napa Downtown Association and the Napa Valley Cruisers car club. Parking and admission are free. Registration forms and more information are available at www.napadowntown.com. Main Street Reunion ran for five years, then the organizers decided to take a year off. Unfortunately, one year turned into six. The Cruisers started hearing from past attendees who had enjoyed the show and wanted to know when it was going to be held again. “It got so that when we’d go to other car shows, people were all over us about Main Street Reunion,” said Garcia. The organizers extended their outreach, and in its first year back, the show doubled in size. Thousands of people come out to see the cars, and it is now the largest one-day event in Napa. Downtown Napa is the perfect place for a car show. “People like being downtown because they can eat in good restaurants, shop and even go wine tasting if they want to,” said Garcia. Awards are given in thirty categories, including Best of Show and The Publishers Award. Both of those cars appear on the tee shirt for the following year. All registrants receive a commemorative coin, wine glass and coupons with their registration, plus a donation is made to the Cope Family Center for every car entered. Attendance at the show is free. Visit www.napadowntown.com for more information or to register a car.

Baldacci Family Vineyards Hosts Nashville in Napa
August 14, 2010 beginning at 5:30pm
Join Tom and Brenda Baldacci and the Baldacci Family Vineyards team for an intimate evening filled with music, wine and food brought to you by those who create it – the songwriters and winemakers. This event, located in the winery caves, highlights the similarities between the music and wine industries by bringing six well-known Nashville songwriters and eight Napa Valley winemakers to perform and share their passion. Guests will even be fortunate enough to have the chefs from GoogleTM to create a delicious “Farm to Table” dining experience. The evening event will benefit Notes for EducationTM, an organization dedicated to the enrichment of children in our communities through music, arts and literacy. More information about the event can be found at NashvilleinNapa.com. Baldacci Family Vineyards is located at 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa. The tasting room is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (707) 944-9261 or visit the website at www.baldaccivineyards.com.

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

35

Welcome to
by Charles Neave

CALISTOGA
lesser known wineries and winemakers. Tastings always include at So least four wines, “And be sure to try our own ‘Pelter’ Cabernet Sauvignon which is always a featured wine in our tasting room.” Their years in the wine industry let them recommend wines for any occasion, for food pairings, both long and near term cellaring, or just a nice red or white for everyday drinking. They are able to ship world wide and in most circumstances they can pack your wine for you to take with you to the airport. New airport laws require it to be checked as luggage, so carry on is no longer an option. “Our combination of fair pricing, personalized service and considerable wine knowledge has helped us serve thousands of customers,” they say with both pride and satisfaction. And their long list or repeat customers would be the first to agree. Open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day of the week, the Calistoga Wine Stop is located at 1458 Lincoln Avenue (# 2) in Calistoga directly across from the town’s one supermarket. For more information or for directions, call them at (800) 648-4521 or (707) 942-5556 or go ahead and look on the internet at www.calistogawinestop.net.

Knowledge, Service and Value at Calistoga Wine Stop
The Calistoga Wine Stop was purchased by Tom and Tammy Pelter in 1986. “For many years now we have helped our customers with their wine needs. It is hard to believe we’ve been in business in the Historic Railroad Depot for all that time. We’ve raised our family here in Calistoga and made it our home. We offer mainly Napa and Sonoma County wines with a few exceptions. In our tasting room some of the best smaller producers share our countertop. “All of the price ranges are covered, from everyday pizza wine to that ‘very special occasion’ bottle. There are so many treasures here, and you may not find them in your local wine store, but we’ve got them for you and will get them home for you as well with shipping we have available, or carry boxes you can take with. We offer knowledge, service and value for the first time wine buyer, as well as for the seasoned wine collector.” By concentrating mostly on Napa and Sonoma County wines from producers a little off the beaten path, with smaller production and not widely distributed they feel they source bottling with the best price to quality ratio. In 2006 they added a tasting room to the shop, featuring those

MYRTLEDALE

Graeser

PETR FORE IFIED ST RD .

TO GEYSERVILLE

BENNETT LANE WINERY

SUMMERS WINERY
Envy

Chateau Montelana

29
TO CLEARLAKE

OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER

TUBBS LANE

Vincent Arroyo
GREEN WOO D AVE

FOOTHILL BLV

TO SANTA ROSA

CALISTOGA
BERRY ST
WASHINGTON

Tedeschi Family
OAK STREET

29

Zahtila Vineyard

D.

LAKE STREET

THIRD STREET

GRANT

GOLDEN HAVEN SPA & RESORT
Lava Vine
OL NA

128 29

Diamond Terrace Reverie
IA

OnThEdge PINK MANSION WINE Rios Wine Co. GARAGE
PINE

LINCOLN AVENUE W.H. Smith SPA

SECOND STREET

CEDAR

FAIRWAY

Silver Rose

FIRST STREET

29

LINCOLN AVE

ST

EV

EN

SO

N

BRANNAN COTTAGE INN O
AP O

VE
C LIN

August Briggs

W

Tofanelli

CALISTOGA WINE STOP
(Calistoga Depot)
DUNAWEAL LANE

29

Clos Pagase

Cuvaison Estate Wines Paoletti Barlow

Von Stasser
MTN

D Twomey Teachworth Constant CASTELLO DI AMOROSA

ND MO

STERLING WINERY
LARKME AD

Larkmead

Blair

DUTCH HENRY WINERY
Saviez
128
TO NAPA

FRANK FAMILY
Tudal
BIG TREE

TO ST. HELENA

Madrigal Allora
ELLERS

E BALE LAN

BENESSERE
LODI

ROMBAUER CASA NUESTRA
Duckhorn

Ehlers Estate

TRINCHERO NAPA VALLEY
A Dozen Vintners

FREEMARK ABBBY

36

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | CALISTOGA

Bennett Lane Winery – One of the Friendliest Tasting Rooms
by Charles Neave
Bennett Lane Winery is a gem in the newly created Calistoga AVA. The patio has just been re-landscaped and includes the planting of three magnificent and mature olive trees that frame views of the vineyards surrounding the winery and tasting room on every side. They also have planted what they refer to as their “Petting Vineyard,” where, when they become seasonally available, one can taste grapes and learn about the varieties, about how they differ and are dealt with throughout the year. It was in their travels to Italy that winery founders Randy and Lisa Lynch began an enthusiastic love affair with fine wine. To pursue their passion they found a spot at the northern end of the Napa Valley known as the “Pinnacle of the Valley.” It is the place where the Vaca Mountains meet up with the Mayacamas. This also makes the winery ideal for picnicking. The grounds are impeccable and you are welcome to come here and relax – bring along a picnic to enjoy with the wines. A visitor to Bennett Lane affords tasters another rarity: a likely meeting – and perhaps a barrel tasting if you are lucky – with the owners or a personal tour of the winery with one of the knowledgeable, fun and friendly tasting room staff. The staff is always happy to lead guests through the vineyard and cellar to give you an up-close peek at the world of winemaking at Bennett Lane Winery. Then come to the tasting room for an incredible flight of four award-winning Napa Valley wines for $10 per person. The Bennett Lane wine named Maximus, after the Roman Emperor was their first bottling. In addition, their wines include Los Carneros Reserve Chardonnay a white Maximus and the Napa Valley Cabernet. You can sample these wines in their stylish tasting room, a combination of Country French and California, with doors leading to the patio and lawn. It is the perfect spot to sample their wines for the first time, or to mingle with people who have been their since the beginning. Since those earliest days, the plantings outside have matured, the roster of wines has grown, but that essential mission, to make the best wines possible, and in their own style, has endured. “We pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest tasting rooms in the Napa Valley,” says Stefanie Longton, Bennett Lane’s retail sales manager, “and we bring together hospitality and wine to make it a great tasting experience.” Bennett Lane Winery is located at 3340 Highway 128, Calistoga. For more information, call 1-877-MAX-NAPA.

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

37

YOUNTVILLE
Napa Valley Bike Tours – Wine Country at a Leisurely Pace
One of the nicest – not to mention healthiest – ways to get to know the Napa Valley has to be on a bicycle. The pace is leisurely, you can really absorb the sights and sounds around you as you pedal along, and you end the day – or the week – with an entirely different set of memories than if you had zipped through this beautiful valley in a car. If this sounds as appealing to you has it had to thousands of other visitors, Napa Valley Bike Tours will be happy to provide the helmets and the bikes and a van to follow the group so you can toss in any gear, extra clothes and purchases you make. All you have to do is make a reservation and show up at their shop by 9:30 a.m. Full-day tours return between 3 and 5 p.m.; half-day tours finish between 1 and 2 p.m., rain or shine. “We strive to offer an unparalleled experience for our guests hoping to be their most memorable encounter in wine country. There is nothing like removing the window shield between you and the beautiful scenery in Napa Valley while traveling to small, boutique wineries with a knowledgeable guide and matter which you pick, cycling or kayaking through the Napa Valley are unique and always enjoyable experiences. Napa Valley Bike Tours is centrally located at 6488 Washington St. in Yountville and is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For reservations or more information, call them at (707) 944-2953 or 1-800- 707-BIKE (2453). You can also check them out on the web at www.napavalleybiketours.com.

Welcome to

following support van,” said Brad Dropping, company president. The company offers a variety of other options as well, from kayaking to bike rentals, even all-inclusive vacation packages. Plus, for corporations and private groups, they offer custom tours and team-building events. No

YOUNT MILL RD

YOUNTVILLE
Beau Vigne Girard 1
S WA
JACKSON

PEDRONI NAPA VALLEY Ma(i)sonry BIKE TOURS

29

HIN ON GT
MADISON ST YOUNTVILLE CROSS RD To Silverado Trail

JESSUP CELLARS
YOUNT ST

JEFFERSON ST
N TO

STARKEY ST

WEBBER ST

V MARKETPLACE CORNERSTONE CELLARS
Page Wine Cellars Domaine Chandon
CALIFORNIA DR

S WA

RASGALLERIES

HI NG

Hill Family Estate Hope and Grace Somerston Ranch
ST

V MARKETPLACE:
APPAREL i.elle Lemondrops Sisters Tay & Grace Vianett HOME A Little Romance California & Vine Domain Home & Garden NapaStyle GALLERIES Blue Heron Gallery 1870 North Bay Gallery WINE TASTING NapaStyle V Wine Cellar INDULGENCES Soluna Boutique Salon DINING Bottega NapaStyle Pacific Blues Cafe

Ride, Wine & Dine with Us +
• Guided Tours • Kayaking • Bicycle Rentals • Bicycling Vacations
www.napavalleybiketours.com • 1-877-336-2453
SERVING WINE COUNTRY SINCE 1987

WASHINGTON ST

Keever
VINEYARD TE VIEW - PRIVA

Elyse
HOFFMAN

Bell Wine

38

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | NAPA VALLEY

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

39

TO GEYSERVILLE ALEXANDER VALLEY

LN

AL

WE

GE

NA

DU

AD

N

ME

MT

RK

BUCKEYE

ND

LA

Diamond Mtn.
Twomey
W
POPE VALLEY

MO

DIA

TE

PE

BENESSERE
E POP YON CAN D ROA

N. FORK

Constant
RS
GS

CASTELLO DI AMOROSA
ON

Aetna Springs Outpost Summit Pope Valley Lake EN Winery SU DR MM IT LA Lamborn KE Blair DR Rancho de Las Flores TA (Wermuth) White Cottage Saviez O’Shaughnessy Ladera Larkmead HOWEL Neal Family L MTN Vineyards Bravante Haber Cade Winery Arkenstone G Cook FRANK FAMILY ANE L E Viader Madrigal BAL ROMBAUER Venge Burgess Dutch Henry
FR IES

CRYSTA

Von Strasser Reverie Diamond Terrace
L SPGS

Teachworth

HIT

E

CO T

CALISTOGA
V Madrone
PA

Failla CRYSTAL SPRIN Chateau Boswell CASA Boeshan NUESTRA Duckhorn RK Hunnicut
UM RI

Pride Mountain A Dozen Vintners Amuse Bouche Revana Ballentine ER PARK Vineyard 29 Markham DE St. Helena Winery
LLEY R VA

EHLERS ESTATE TRINCHERO NAPA VALLEY FREEMARK ABBEY
LO DI

ER DE

ST. HELENA RD

SA NI TA

CON N

TRY RD

LANG

TO SANTA ROSA

NA Orin RO Spottswoode MAD Swift Newton ING St. Helena MERRYVALE KENT RASMUSSEN K Wine Center R Ruston Family SPNapa Valley Farms CHARTER OA Long Meadow Ranch Marston Family T Salvestrin Clif Family NGS Murphy R SPRI G Kelham Chase Family SULPHU WELLIN LOUIS M MARTINI LE

AP

L

Flora Springs Tayson Pierce

ARGER MARTUCCI

RAYMOND
Corison Milat Del Dotto
NE

OPE VAL LE

ING

LEW

OOD

ZIN

FA

N

L DE

LN

.

The Terraces Hall Rutherford William Harrison FORD HIL L ER & Mario Perelli-Minetti RUTHERFORD HILL Rutherford Ranch Quintessa Heitz

Y RD

V. SATTUI

RU

TH

Rutherford

CHI LES P

DC

L GA

ROSSROAD

40
TO CLEAR LAKE
D NYON R

Napa County Wineries
Zahtila Vineyard Silver Rose James Creek August Briggs Cuvaison Estate Wines Clos Pegase Paoletti STERLING Barlow
BU T
A TS C

TO CLEAR LAKE

Old Faithful

Lake Berryessa
TRAVEL TIME Average) (Peak)

Tom Eddy Geyser Helena View AtalonENNETT LANE B Johnston Storybook

T

Chateau Montelena Vincent OD NE LA Arroyo ENWO BS UB

M

YR

29
FROM MILES

TL

E GR

Getting to Napa Valley

ED

AL

E

Envy Wines

Tedeschi Family

128

Calistoga
Golden Gate Bridge Bay Bridge Sacramento Santa Rosa 50 50 60 40

Lava Vine

GR

AN

T

BENNETT LANE SUMMERS VILLA ANDRIANA

LN CO LIN

E. AV

TO SANTA ROSA

Hans-Fahden Graeser

W.H. Smith OnThEdge Rios Wine Co Tofanelli E

WINE GARAGE

PIN

60 60 70 60

100 90 90 70

Getting around Napa Valley
Eagle & Rose

Schramsberg J Davies
EHLE

Tudal Allora RS

Howell Mountain
HOWELL MTN
RO SS I

TO SANTA ROSA
D

Downtown Napa to Yountville Yountville to St. Helena St. Helena to Calistoga Calistoga to Alexander Valley Downtown Napa to Sonoma Plaza

10 10 10 25 15

15 15 10 35 20

20 30 15 45 25

Anderson’s Conn Valley

Amizetta

O OW AD ME
OD

CHARLES KRUG
N LA
PR
LL

AT

T
MT

Cala a
N

Forman
E
HO WE

Stony Hill Sherwin Family Brehrens & Hitchcock ST. CLEMENT Ritchie Creek Barnett Vineyards William Cole SmithSchweiger Vineyards Vineyard Madrone 7&8 Peacock Family 29 Keenan Paloma Guiliam’s SPRI Terra Valentine Eeden NG MTN Clare Luce Charbay Abbey Cain School House Juslyn Spring Mountain

DAVID Cellars FULTON
ON LT FU
PO PE ST

Buehler Arns Winery Seavey

Chiles Valley
JOSEPH PHELPS
IN
R OAD

BERINGER Spring Mtn. Trespass

ST. HELENA
PRAGER SUTTER HOME Hall

St. Helena

Volker Eisele Family Rustridge

128
Brown Estate
GE SA
N CA

12

WHITEHALL LANE

128
N RO LE

Kuleto Nichelini Lake YO Hennessey Midsummer N Conn Cellars Neyers Creek David MUMM NAPA Arthur Continuum Estate Girard Chappellet Caymus
CON N CR EEK RD

RUTHERFORD

TO LAKE BERRYESSA AND SACRAMENTO

128

MO

NE

YR

OA

D

DO RA VE SIL

OAKVILLE
TR
INITY

Sullivan Fleury Franciscan LL LA Luis Corthay EHA WHIT Frogs Leap Witt Rutherford Alpha Omega Honig R ERFO Grove RUTH Rutherford Gardens Tres Sabores & ZD WINES Piña Napa Valley Pedemonte Cellars Provenance Beaulieu Round Pond R NGE LLE Miner Family Vineyards SKE Elizabeth Spencer Rudd GRGICH HILLS ESTATE Pedras Plumpjack Rubicon Estate Peju Groth St. Supery Saddleback Y NLE Sawyer Cellars MA Cellars Gargiulo Swanson OAKS SEQUOIA GROVE LA BEL Cakebread Vine Cli Winery AD Silver Oak O Turnbull SR Staglin Del Bondio OS Nickel & NickelVILLE CR AK Paraduxx Opus One O
O A KVIL

AIL TR

ROBERT MONDAVI
LE
GRADE

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

Napa Wine Company Far Niente Paradigm Cardinale + Lokoya

Oakville
Goosecross Cellars
STAT E LN.

Atlas Peak
Cli Lede

E

FOLIE A DEUX /NAPA CELLARS
Kapcsandy
E C RO SS RO AD

M T. V E E D

Robert Sinskey Shafer Quixote Stags’ Leap Winery

BALDACCI

DRY CRE EK

Cosentino
MA DIS ON

29
Taylor Family Silverado Vineyards Pine Ridge Krupp Brothers Stagecoach Vineyard Antica
ON ROA D ANY

L IL TV UN YO YOUNT ST.

RD

Beau Vigne

Glen Ellen
Wing Canyon
WASH

Yountville
CORNERSTONE
INGTO N

Ma(i)sonry

JESSUP Hartwell Vineyards Hope and Grace
Hill Family Estate Somerston Ranch Hopper Creek Bell Wine Cellars
AC

Steltzner Lindstrom Robinson Family Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Regusci Chimney Rock

Mayacamas Sky Godspeed

Stags Leap
CLOS DU VAL
VinRoc James Cole Signorello Vineyards Darioush
SOD

Domaine ChandonLIFORNIA te a CA riv KeeverD VIEW p AR EY Elyse VIN
HO
DAR
OAK KNOL E L AV

FFM
MS

AN

YOUNTVILLE
HAGAFEN CELLARS
Hunnicutt Wines Mount Veeder
RE DW OO DR OA D
D HAR MA ANE NL

CORLEY FAMILY’S MONTICELLO Trefethen VINEYARDS BLACK STALLION
Van Der Heyden Silverado Trail Wine Studio /Crushpad

WILLIAM HILL

Jarvis Kenzo Estate Del Dotto
K RD A ATLAS PE

Silenus Vintners Laird

REYNOLDS FAMILY RAZI

Black Cordon Sixteen by Twenty Wines O’Brien Estate
OR CH AR D E AV

LUNA VINEYARDS ANDRETTI
BI G RA NC H RD

O AVE

S O L AN

Hess Collection Yates Family
AR
RD

The Magazine of California Wine Country www.winecountrythisweek.com
Hendry Yates Family
TE
NO LD DR
TRANCAS AVENUE

Mt.Veeder
RET
RO WN S VA LL VALLEY EY RD
REDWOOD ROAD

Oak Knoll
JEFF
D LIN
A
VI
ST A

Boyd Robert Biale

IC NT MO

L EL

O

JUDD’S HILL DOMINARI
HdV Wines
SOSCOL
PUEBLO

121

Moss Creek Winery, Altamura Vineyards & Winery & Suisun Valley Wineries

AD RO

TO HWY. 128

B

Crane Family J.Kirkwood Fontanella

BOR

PAR TRIC K RD

BROWNS

N ERSO

BRO WNS V ALLEY R D
1st ST .

Verismo Frazier

3RD

LEY OW NS VAL

LINCOLN

ENOTECA

AVE.
MA IN
McK inst ry

KAIS

Not To Scale

TO PETALUMA AND HWY. 101

116
Larson Family Homewood Winery

12 121
CARNEROS RD

ER

OS RD

SCHUG ANABA CARNEROS ESTATE Bonneau GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS

ROOTS IN SONOMA
Meadowcroft Family of Wines and Larson Family Wines CornerStone Gardens

BO

UX EA RD

NAPA VALLEY CORPORATE DR

BUCHLI STATION

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com
Palmaz Vineyards
N GE HA
CENTRAL

RD

BR

Robert Craig FOLIO

Farella-Park Sodaro

OM TH
ON PS

GR

EE

E AV

N

VA

12

NAPA
RD.

D AVE. Gustavo Black Cat E . 3R Twenty Rows Thrace MAHONEY / WATERSTONE Ancien Tournesol Vineyards VALLEJO Vintners Stonehedge Mason Taste at Oxbow Collective John Anthony Ceja Uncorked COOMBSVILLE RD. Porter Olabisi/Trahan Bounty Hunter S Tulocay Family Elements OS CO Whetstone L X Winery 3rd ST PINE Page Wine Cellars

LL

EY

4TH AV

E.

Sonoma
ARTESA
HE NR YR D.

WEST IMO

LA AVE

Caldwell
KREUSER LANE

Gu y Family
DE

Truchard D SONOMA
OL

121
AL T BAS

Sciandri

ARNOLD DR.
LEVERONI RD

FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO
AL Y RD

BRO

Nicholson Ranch di Rosa Preserve
SONOMA

29 121

Modus Operandi /Juicebox Delectus Winery KAISER Falcor Saintsbury
LOS CA

BURNDALE

ADW AY

DOMAINE CARNEROS
DUH IG R D

Madonna Estate Cuvaison Estate Wines
RNER

ETUDE
CUT TIN GS WH ARF RD

Patz & Hall Trinitas

CLINE JACUZZI
TO SAN FRANCISCO AND HWY. 101
Viansa

Los Carneros Region

ACACIA McKenzie
Mueller

LAS AM

Ceja Family Vineyards
IGAS

SOSCOL

FERRY

Bourassa Vineyards
KE LL Y

VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS
Spelletich
AIRPORT BLVD

Adastra Bouchaine

Map Sponsors:

American Canyon

TO SACRAMENTO /SUISUN VALLEY TO VALLEJO

12

FRANK FAMILY
Enjoy the gracious ambience and friendly staff at Freemark Abbey.
Open Daily 10-5 Hwy. 29 at Lodi Lane St. Helena, (707) 963-9694
SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 39 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 39

V I N E YA R D S

Legendary hospitality with hard-to-find, world-class wines.

4 miles north of St. Helena

1091 Larkmead Lane

Offering fun and educational wine seminars.
4089 Silverado Trail Open 10am-5pm (707) 253-1400
SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

Open Daily 10-5 • (707) 942-0859

200 Taplin Road, St. Helena
SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 39

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 39

NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

CHARLES KRUG
A Century and a Half… Coming Up
by Richard Paul Hinkle
How many California wineries can boast a tradition of a century and a half? You can count them on the fingers of one hand … and not use them all! The Peter Mondavi Sr. family is going to have fun next year celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of their winery, founded in 1861 by the Prussian pioneer Charles Krug. Krug you must learn, was a pioneer in every sense of the word. Not only was he the first winegrower to start a business concern in the Napa Valley, he was also instrumental in expanding the business to other realms by actively promoting and aiding the work of others. In addition to carrying on the excellence of Krug in their vineyards and the newly remodeled grounds of the historic winery they safeguard, the Mondavis – Peter and his sons, Marc and Peter Jr. – have just selected the renowned graphic artist Michael Schwab to create a commemorative image of the winery for the celebrations to come next year. Schwab is known for his work for Apple, Golden Gate National Parks, Nike and Major League Baseball. Indeed, some of his works are in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. Says Peter Mondavi Jr., “Michael Schwab’s vibrant Carriage House design transcends time and perfectly captures the style and spirit of our winery.” When you go to visit the winery, ask about the strikingly small press that is specially displayed. It was the cider press that Krug himself borrowed from Sonoma Valley pioneer Agoston Haraszthy (founder of Buena Vista Winery) to crush the first grapes commercially made into wine in the Napa Valley. Also, check out some of the current wine highlights. Chardonnay 2009 Carneros ($20): The nose in this wine is exquisite, with full, ripe peach, pineapple and lemon fruit and a marvelously thick lanolin texture that coats the tongue and invites something saucy and bright on your accompanying plate. A salmon ceviche (where the fish is “cooked” in lemon and lime juices, with lots of peppers and spices) would be perfect. Merlot 2006 Napa Valley ($24): This is one of those cigar lover’s Bordeaux types, with tobacco, cigar box and cassis aromas that permeate the air and take you away to rooms with satin-robed men and their cigars. There is a bit of red cherry in the mix as well, which makes me want to think of steak tartar, if you dare raw meat, onions and capers. I dare you! Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Napa Valley “Vintage Selection” ($69): This is the very definition of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, what with the classic blackberry, menthol and cassis rising to the fore. The “Vintage Selection” is not produced every harvest, but has been made when the fruit quality demands since 1944. Good tradition. Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 “Limited Release, X Clones” ($100): Only 450 cases were produced of this intense and highly selective wine, produced from ten different clones of Cabernet Sauvignon (the largest part, nearly a third, from the famed “See Clone” from Rutherford). This is an intense wine, with iodine and dark chocolate, one that needs be put aside in the cellar for, oh, maybe X years. Or a decade, whichever comes first. Zinfandel Port, Lot XIII “Limited Release” ($35/375ml): Deep plum and iodine and plenty of black pepper spiciness. Portugal may keep their great Port varieties, for Zinfandel is the one here in California, as this wine so artfully demonstrates. A special wine that is available only to visitors at the tasting room Stake your claim now. Charles Krug Winery is located at 2800 Main Street, St. Helena (north end of town). Phone 1-800-237-0033 or go online at charleskrug.com. The tasting room is open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($10 to taste six wines). Special upcoming events include the famed “Tastings on the Lawn.” [Hinkle is the author of the excellent wine primer Good Wine: The New Basics.]

42

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

Napa Valley Fine Art
Garden Sculptures by Phillip Glashoff at Mumm Napa Through September 1
The Mumm Napa Private Collection Gallery offers a decidedly different experience. Garden Sculptures by Phillip Glashoff are witty, whimsical, funny and thought provoking. The local sculptor uses bits of old machinery, pieces of rusty metal, kitchen utensils and discarded small appliances to create his wonderful characters. Any garden inhabited by these hilarious creatures is instantly transformed into a private outdoor art gallery. After studying at Cal Poly State University, and farming in Northern California, he began to see art in the discarded metal around the family ranch. The wealth of material at hand generated the witty and poignant sculptures that have brought Phillip attention from around the world. Combining his welding skill with a sharp wit and artistic talent, Phillip uses a welder's torch to form scraps of rusted and peeling metal into large sculptures. He says of his work: “My goal is to show happiness and a sense of freedom through my art.” Mumm Napa Winery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. For additional information on visiting the winery and its exhibits, call (707) 967-7700 or access the website at www.mummnapa.com Mumm Napa is one of California’s top sparkling wine producers and one of the most popular destinations for wine country visitors. For more than 20 years, Mumm Napa sparkling wines have set the standard for California méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, emphasizing the exceptional qualities of Napa Valley fruit along with the unique casual elegance of the Napa Valley lifestyle. The winery and visitor center are located in Rutherford along the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley and are open daily for tours, tastings and private events. Visitor center and fine art photography gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

TUBBS LANE

Calistoga
LINCO

LN

ART ON MAIN

PRATT AV

E

St. Helena
SILVERADO TRAIL

CHARTE

R OAK

OSS RD. OAKVILLE CR

ALLISO N

29
N YOU TVIL LE C

S ROS

RD.

Yountville

TROWER AV E.

CASK

FIRST ST

IFOR

CAL

NIA

2ND

3RD

5TH

MAIN

ST

MAIN

29 121

ST SOS COL

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com TO VALLEJO

S WA HIN ON GT
BY WAY E.

RASGALLERIES

WISE

HAR D

Napa
TRANCA S

M

121

MO NTIC LO EL

A ATLAS PEAK

121

43

Rockpile
Wattle Creek

Travelling to Santa Rosa
FROM MILES TRAVEL TIME Average) (Peak)

N SIA RUS
Pastori

FRITZ WINERY
RIV
ER

Lake Sonoma
Pastori Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8
DUTCHER CR EEK

Silver Oak Vinwood Cellars

Sbragia Family

Golden Gate Bridge Sacramento Downtown Napa

49 104 42

50 110 60

90 150 77

TO THE MENDOCINO COAST

FERRARI-CARANO DUTCHER CROSSING

101

Alexander Valley
Downtown Santa Rosa to Sonoma Plaza 22 Downtown Santa Rosa to Healdsburg 16 Healdsburg to Geyserville 8 Downtown Santa Rosa to Guerneville 19

Travelling around Sonoma County
35 40 20 30 15 15 35 40

STEWART’S POINT
RD

Dry Creek
DRY CREEK RD.

Kachina Frick David Caffaro J Rickards Bella Vineyards Pedroncelli Preston Vineyards Zachichi CANYON Geyser Peak RD Talty Palmeri . Yoakim Bridge Martin FORCHINITerroirs Route 128 Winery Raymond Burr Vineyards Amphora Meeker Papapietro Perry Göpfrich deLORIMIER WINERY Kokomo Mercury Trione Truett Hurst Family* Quivira Clos Michel-Schlumberger Rued Du Bois Unti Francis Passalacqua F. Teldeschi Ford Mounts Vintners Signatures Coppola A Rafanelli Dry Creek Vnyd TRENTADUE LAMBERT BRIDGE Mauritson
Y W. DR

TO THE MENDOCINO COAST
LYTTON SPGS

MAZZOCCO
AL EX AN

128

YC DR

EK RD. RE

Amista Deux Amis Nalle Simi DE R VALLEY SAUSAL Duchamp Grove Jordan Street Stuhlmuller Medlock Stonestreet Ames White Oak Ridge Everett Ridge

1
ALDERBROOK
Foppiano MacPhail Christie Limerick Lane Mill Creek Vineyards De La Acorn Meitz CHRISTOPHER Montanya ARMIDA
ES TS ID

Northern Sonoma

WILSON

Russian River
MATRIX
ER
D.

K EE CR

Robert Young Stryker Sonoma Hawkes

Johnson’s Alexander Valley Vineyards Hanna Field Stone Lancaster Estate Archipel

FERRARI-CARANO’S SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD KENDALL-JACKSON TOPEL HAUCK CELLARS

Knights Valley

Twomey J Wine Merriam DeNatale Vine Tastings

CREEK RODNEY STRONG

Korbel
W

C. Donatiello

EA ST SID E

Bradford Mtn Rochioli WINDS OR Arista RIV Gary Farrell ER RD Porter Creek Thomas George MOSHIN Copain Inman Family Mueller Hartford Family Russian River Vnyds Iron Horse
RIV

EA SA N
D WOO RED

T

SLU

ER Russian Hill Estate RD.

SSE R

1
MIAN
HIGHWAY

SONOMA-CUTRER

KENDALL-JACKSON

CH

AL K HILL

OLD

PL

AR D.

UN

WINE CENTER River Road Joseph Swan Woodenhead Dutton Estate Martinelli Pellegrini MARK W R EST MARTIN GS Sebastopol Vnyd Harvest Moon SPRIN Occidental Road RAY SUNCÉ Robert Rue Atascadero Creek Benovia Dehlinger Graton Ridge Hook & Ladder House Marimar Torres GRATON RD. Carol Shelton De Loach INDUST GU Dutton-Goldfield ER Novy RIAL Battaglini PINER Lynmar NE VIL Siduri PARADISE RIDGE Merry Edwards LE
LAG

OL

IVE

Green Valley

T

LTO N

L OCCIDENTA

RD.

RD .

Balletto
OC CID
GO

FOUNTAIN
FU

D.

PET RIFIE D
HWY

Chalk Hill
Chalk Hill

FOR ES T

116

HOP KILN

Chateau Felice

ENHanna TA L
LD
WAT ER

D’Argenzio
RD .
RID GE

Gourmet au Bay

RD.

HWA Y

Sheldon
TRO

Littori Wines

BURNSIDE

CALIS TOGA

BODEGA HIG

Freestone Vineyards Guest Center

E BOH

D&L Peters Taft Street Winery Carinalli Family

GR OVE

MONT

29
ECITO

Cellars of Sonoma
UGH

Boisset Taste of Terroir Downtown Wine Edmeades Front Street Wineries: • Camellia Cellars Starlite Vineyards • Davis Family • Sapphire Hills • Holdredge . Hawley Tasting Room & Gallery Hudson Street Wineries • Bluenose Wines • Grove Street • Owl Ridge • Sadler-Wells • Rocking Z Vineyard • Teira Gustavo Gallo Family Thrace La Crema Lake Sonoma Longboard Vineyards Manzanita Creek Murphy-Goode St. Helena Road Optima Winery Rosenblum Cellars Russian River Wine Co. Seghesio Selby Stephen & Walker Thirty Four North Wine Merchant Thumbprint Toad Hollow Waterfront Tasting Room • J. Keverson • Christie • Hart’s Desire Williamson

128

VA L

LE Y

FO RD

CU TO

12
D. NR HIA PYT

FF

116
GRA NGE

101
Grey Stack

Sonoma Valley
LEDSON ST. FRANCIS KAZ
Sugar Loaf Ridge State Park
Landmark
Matanzas Creek

Sonoma Coast
Blackstone
ILL RO AD

Sable Ridge

PARADISE RIDGE
Muscardini & Ty Caton Cellars Enkidu

128

MA H

Pavo Wines

VJB CELLARS CHATEAU ST. JEAN
Kenwood Winery Kunde
TV AL LE YR D.

TA LU

BE NN ET

TO LAKE BERRYESSA AND SACRAMENTO

PE

Mayo Reserve Room Family Wineries

Deerfield Ranch

LOXTON
Wellington
RO B LA RR D.

Benziger Family

Mayo Family

PETALUMA V AL LE
Y
R FO

1
D

HKG ESTATE WINES Imagery ERIC ROSS BR COHN Arrowood MOONDANCE CELLARS
RD .

BOD EGA

HWY

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Little Vineyards Valley of the Moon Winery Robert Hunter Petroni Vineyards Moon Mountain Hanzell Paint Horse
WASHINGTO N

12

Clary Ranch Sonoma Valley Port Works Corda
FRAT ES
ST AG E GU LC H

7T

116 116 101
K LA IL EV LE

Robledo Family

H

Eric K James Hwy 12 Winery Westwood Sojourn Cellar The SONOMA Door Cave

E.

Tomales Bay
Adobe Road Winery Keller Estate

CHARLES CREEK

ORANGE RD.

Clarbec

Hawkes Roche

ROESSLER Ravenswood SEBASTIANI
Bartholomew Park

ENOTECA N

SCHUG GLORIA FERRER
. RD

Bonneau Larson Family

12 121

8T

MacRostie

H

E.

Kastania Vineyards

121
CLINE
Viansa

Meadowcroft Family of Wines and Larson Family Wines CornerStone Gardens

BU

RN

ROOTS IN SONOMA

JACUZZI

Homewood Winery
AL RA M

DA L

Parmelee-Hill Kamen Gundlach Bundschu Tin Barn Gofessel

Los Carneros Region
Nicholson Ranch Mulas Family

37
TO VAL LE
TO SAN FRANCISCO

E

BONNESS RD

ANABA

AP A

RD

LO VA LL Buena Vista VA LL EY EN AP A ST

Favero

TO NAP A

TO SAN FRANCISCO

San Pablo Bay

JO

Sonoma County Wineries

SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

TO MENDOCINO COAST

TO EUREKA
BR OA D

CR

OC

KER

Wattle Creek

Pastori Silver Oak Lake Cellars Sonoma J Rickards Terroirs 128 Geyser Peak Palmeri Meeker FERRARI-CARANO Frick WALLINPedroncelli Route 128 Winery G ON deLORIMIER NY DUTCHER CROSSING Kachina TO David Caffaro MENDOCINO Trione Vineyards & Winery Yoakim Bridge Talty FORCHINI COAST Clos Du Bois Amphora Bella Martin Preston STEWARTʼS POINT Truett Hurst Papapietro Perry Mercury TRENTADUE Zachichi Kokomo ʼS ER Family Wineries NDENCE YS GE Robert Young EPE IND Raymond Burr Göpfrich Unti Rued Rosso & Bianco Truett Hurst LAT EF Stryker Sonoma Quivira Hauck PIN Lytton F.Teldeschi Station Rd. D. Passalacqua Stonestreet R AL. D. Mauritson Ridge/Lytton Michel-Schlumberger WMountsR DER V SAUSAL K XAN INE CREE Medlock Ames Dry Creek Vineyard Amista Springs ALE Jordan Stuhlmuller Alexander Valley Vineyards White Oak A. Rafanelli MAZZOCCO Johnson's Simi Hanna Alexander WILSON Lambert Bridge Valley Wines Camellia Cellars, Davis Family Manzanita Huntington, Sapphire Hill FERRARI-CARANO’S Grove Street Creek Field Stone EK Sbragia Family Vineyards

FRITZ WINERY

CH ER CREEK RD

ST I

RD

.

101

Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8
SS RU
N IA

ALEXANDER VALLEY, DRY CREEK VALLEY & RUSSIAN RIVER WINERIES

RIV ER RD .

A

R VE RI

DUT

AK

IM

BR

ID

GE

CA

CH

IA

NT

IR

D.

YS GE

YO

RE

ILLE ERV

DW

DRY

INE

RY

CR

RD.

K EE

.

R

D

LAKEW OO

Lancaster Estate MacPhail Family Archipel MAGNOLIA Mill Creek Downtown Wine Toad Hollow Foppiano CHRISTOPHER CREEK Russian River Wine Co. Thirty Four North Limerick ALDERBROOK Acorn ERICK Christie Lane Boisset Taste of Terroir ST Hawley ZA Gallo Family LIM PLA ARMIDA Mietz THEZA De La Montanya KENDALL-JACKSON TOPEL N PLA SO THE Williamson Twomey MA RODNEY Rosenblum Thumbprint A T. AT NS Hauck AR Murphy-Goode - Edmeades YDO MATRIX STRONG HA N Selby T Stephen & Walker Longboard MASO S J Wine ILL La Crema E M Vineyards Merriam SID ST DeNatale Chateau Chalk Hill WE Felice C. Donatiello

.D W

C RY

SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD
Seghesio
GR ANT

Lake Sonoma
BUR

NO

RTH

ST.

R D.

Everett Ridge

RE

128
Starlite Vineyards

KI

N

EAS

BROO KS

101

OO ARMSTRONG W

Korbel

RD. DS

Gary Farrell

FULT ON R D

Armstrong Woods

Porter Creek

Thomas George Estates

Arista

Rochioli

HOP KILN

Vine WINDSOR RIVER RD Tastings Copain
STARR

HEMBR

EL N.

D

LK CHA

RD .

HILL RD.

LN

.

SLUSSER

tin elli Rd. Ma r

GRO

LE

Y

CEN

T

VE

TER

HEA

ST

LDS

MIG LOS A

GA

VE.

E VIN

OS

MOSHIN

WE

OLD

ID STS

. WY DH OO DW ARR RD RE ST

E RD.

LAGUNA RD.

VINE HILL RD .

Monte Rio
MAIN ST.

OLIVET

TO BODEGA BAY

MIRAB

RI

R VE

. RD

Hartford Family Winery

MARTIN RAY

Woodenhead Joseph Swan Pellegrini

Russian Hill Estate

SONOMACUTRER

Sonoma CountyAIRPORT BLVD Airport

Robert Mueller Inman Family

A NT AS PLE

. AVE

FR AU GH T

SHIL

OR

D.

D OL
D RE

TO HWY. 1

Freestone Vineyards Guest Center

Russian River Iron Horse River Road Sebastopol Vineyards Marimar Torres Occidental Road, Atascadero Creek & Graton Ridge Dutton-Goldfield GRATON RD. IR HouseFRE Lynmar D&L Carinalli Balletto OCCIDENTAL RD. Merry Edwards Hanna Taft Street Winery MILL STA. Peters Family

116

DeLoach Martini & Pratti Dehlinger
D.

SUNCÉ

W. OLIVET

Novy Robert Rue Martinelli Siduri D. Harvest Moon Carol Shelton PINER R Battaglini Hook & Ladder
RIV
ER RD.

RD

101

KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CENTER

OO W

D

Y. HW
R MA KW ES TS
FOU

PR

ING

S
Y. PKW

EL RD

STE

IN NTA

ELE

GR

LN.

OVE

.

GUE

RNE

VILL

E RD

.

101

BARLOW

12
LD GO

Sheldon

Littori Wines

RI

DG

E

BURNSI

DE

TO HWY. 101

TO SANTA ROSA/ SAN FRANCISCO

TO SONOM VALLE

BOH EMIA N HW Y

WATER TR

OUGH

46

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTY

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

47

SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Hailed by Music Critics as America's Andrea Bocelli, Vocalist Nick Palance Headlines at ‘In Concert with the Artisans’
Evening Begins with Varietal Garden Tasting Hosted by the Region's Vintners, Growers, Artisan Chefs and Food Purveyors
Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW) 15th Annual Grape to Glass weekend showcases the region’s wine country lifestyle like no other celebration by blending music, art and recreation into its signature weekend of artisan wine and food events. A major new addition to the weekend is “In Concert with the Artisans” with headliner Nick Palance at Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa’s Historic Railroad Square on August 20th from 6 to 10 p.m. Sponsored by Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Food & Wine magazine and Horizon Air, the evening is set amongst the Hyatt’s verdant gardens, grapevines, fountains and sculptures, and begins with a varietal tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. with thirty Russian River Valley wineries showcasing the diversity of winegrapes grown in the region. Artisan food purveyors and local chefs will share bites of farm-to-table appetizers, as well as offer small plate dishes for purchase prior to the concert, while Hyatt Vineyard Creek’s Brasserie Restaurant presents a cafe-style menu and seating on the fireside patio. “We’re honored that Nick Palance has agreed to take a break from recording his upcoming album with Bocelli’s producers to share his amazing voice and songs with us,” said Valerie Wathen, President of RRVW. “If you’re a fan of Russian River Valley wines, local artisan chefs and foods, and artists like Bocelli and Josh Groban, this is a night not to be missed – a perfectly lovely evening to start a weekend packed with activities that celebrate the creativity and beauty of our region.” At the close of the varietal garden tasting at 8 p.m., RRVW will offer wines by the glass and bottles for purchase during the concert. Palance will perform songs from his upcoming album “Saving Grace” with his band and guest vocalist Lindsey Scott. Throughout the evening, a large canvas will be painted live by a local artist and then auctioned off the following evening at RRVW’s “Hog in the Fog ~ A Festival of Plenty” for the benefit of El Molino High School’s AG program. At the close of the concert at 9:45 p.m., Hyatt Vineyard Creek will host a reception and signing with Palance in the grand ballroom, with an advance cut of his album available for special purchase. Early bird general seating is $85, VIP $115 before August 10th. After August 10th, general seating is $115, VIP $135. VIP tickets include table service and wines hosted by RRVW vintners. VIP tables for eight are $800. Visit www.rrvw.org for more information on all the Grape to Glass weekend activities and to purchase tickets.

D O W N T O W N

HEALDSBURG
DRY CREEK RD

Grove Street Winery Manzanita Creek

GROVE ST

MARCH AVE .
HEALDSBURG AVE.

CENTER ST

JOHNSON

101

PRINCE

GRANT ST

JACKSON

R CENTE

HUDS

KI
OLIA MAGN

NL

EY

48

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

FRONT ST.

FITCH
ON

ST

Toad Hollow SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD Vineyards Prohibition Lake Sonoma NORTH ST Thirty Four North Winery Wine Merchants Thumbprint Cellars Boisset Taste of Terroir Hawley Downtown Wine Russian KENDALL PLAZA Gallo River Wine Co.

Ferrari-Carano’s

PIPER ST

COLLEGE ST

FITCH ST

Seghesio

LINCOLN

.

The Wine Shop TOPEL SON Williamson Wines Murphy-Goode MATHE Rosenblum Cellars Edmeades Stephen & Walker La Crema Winery Hauck Selby MILL

Plaza

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTY

UPCOMING EVENTS

See page 14 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event information

AUGUST 14, 21 – Farmers' Market – at Vine & North streets, 9am-noon, August 21st Zucchini Festival featuring zucchini car races, giant zucchini contest, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org or call 707-431-1956 AUGUST 14 – Moshin Pictures on the Crush Pad: "Blue Hawaii" – Moshin Vineyards, around 8:30pm, $20 includes your first glass of wine, call Julia at 707-433-5499 AUGUST 14 – Dog Days of Summer – Mutt Lynch Winery, 11am-5pm, $10, 707-942-6180 AUGUST 14 – An Affair with Zinfandel – Passalacqua Winery, RSVP call 877-825-5547, $35 AUGUST 15 – Birding with a Ranger – 9am, 3288 Skaggs Springs Rd, Geyserville, 707-431-4535 AUGUST 17, 24 – Farmers' Market & Tuesdays in the Plaza Concerts – Vine and North streets, 4-6:30pm; concerts 6-8pm, Downtown Plaza, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org, 707-431-1956 AUGUST 20 - 22 – 15th Annual Grape to Glass Weekend, “Where Creative Juices Flow!” – Russian River Valley Winegrowers – wine, food, music, art and more, www.rrvw.org or 707-521-2535 AUGUST 20, 21 & 22 – Healdsburg's Downtown Sidewalk Sale – 707-433-6935 AUGUST 22 – ‘A Perfect Pair’ Tasting – Hop Kiln Winery, 11-3pm. www.hopkiln.com, 707-433-6491

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

49

SONOMA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Tasting Room of the Week:

DeLORIMIER WINERY
by Charles Neave
The architecture of this 44-acre property fits into the landscape seamlessly, surrounded by vines as it is, the property line at the back being the Russian River. Go down the long drive and you will go past the original farm house, now lovingly restored, and you will come to the winery proper. To the left, the smaller of the two buildings houses the tasting room, a fully licensed commercial kitchen, and a private tasting room. To the right, the building you first thought might have been a barn, is the cavernous barrel room which, at times, hosts private parties. In between is a spectacular courtyard with a perfectly proportioned fountain, lots of comfortable seating and plantings that compliment both of the buildings with their mellow wood construction and this beautiful outdoor space. No wonder the property is in demand for parties, receptions, retreats and, of course, this being wine country, weddings. The winery’s estate vineyard has been sculpted for weddings of all sizes. Besides the spacious gallery tasting room, the private

deLorimier Winery
Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2001 Highway 128, Healdsburg (707) 857-2001 • www.delorimierwinery.com Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Sangiovese, Meritage, Zinfandel, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Franc

FUN Expect to stay a while for the wine, art and croquet. FACT Look for live music during the summer.
“Club deLo” space provides an intimate venue for smaller tastings and dinners, while the extensive vineyard grounds and “Cabana Courtyard” have been designed to handle dream weddings. There is even a twobedroom guest house on the grounds, and every bit of it is surrounded by vineyards. Special events aside, it has become rather widely known that deLorimier is quickly becoming the hot new “Cabernet House” in the Alexander Valley. Already known for quality, adding a variety of vineyard-designate Cabernet Sauvignons seemed like the perfect next step for owners and respected Sonoma County winemakers and grape growers, Ken and Diane Wilson. The fact that

they keep winning gold medals on these new Cabernets just adds another gratifying dimension. Stop by, visit and sample. The tasting room, with its high wood ceilings, old vines above the bar (you’ll see), fireplace, threesided copper-topped tasting bar – which is backed by a large window framing the vineyards on the other side of the glass – is the perfect place to learn about the wines of deLorimier. It is here that you might try their famous Cabernets, and perhaps the Stuhlmuller Chardonnay or the Estate Merlot. Or, it could be their medal-winning Estate Mosaic Red Meritage or the Stone Ranch or Francis Vineyard Zinfandels. And if they are not sold out (as they often are), the Sauvignon Blanc or the Cabernet Franc. Variety is not an issue here, which may be an understatement. Outside you can picnic on a lawn where croquet has been played every now and again; perhaps walk down to the river’s edge. The key to it all is to relax and enjoy, which is what this beautiful spot is all about. Just one more reason why, when you visit this part of the world, it is one you will not want to miss.

50

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA COUNTY
KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CENTER
TO TO GUERNEVILLE & GUERNEVILLE & RUSSIAN RIVER RESORTS RUSSIAN RIVER RESORTS
RIVER RIVER

FUL TON RD.

TO TO HEALDSBURG HEALDSBURG GEYSERVILLE GEYSERVILLE

RD.. RD

Benovia
RD

HOPPER AVE. HOPPER AVE.

W.. W ST ST EE EE LE LE

M AR LO W

PINER PINER RD RD

AIRW AY

INDUSTR INDUSTR IAL DR IAL DR

Novy Siduri

ROUND BARN

VINTNER'S INN

OVE OVE TAINGR TAINGR FOUN FOUN

Not to Scale

THO MAS LAKE HA RRI S D R.

S S NG IING SPR SPR E ST E ST MARK W MARK W

AD AD RO RO

TO TO CALISTOGA CALISTOGA

PARADISE RIDGE WINERY

W HWY O WO D OLD REDWOO

GUERNEVILLE RD. GUERNEVILLE RD.

LN LN ..

STEELE LN. STEELE LN.

GEYSERVILLE

CLE VE LAN DA VE .

AV E

SANTA ROSA
12
FARMERS LANE

COL COL LEG LEG E AV E AV E.. E

101

128 Palmeri Terroirs Pedroncelli Meeker David ANYON Geyser Peak Caffaro C Route 128 Winery
CH IA NT I

MEN DO CIN O

Silver Oak Frick J Rickards

GE YS ER V

ILL

E.

E
AV

7th ST 7th ST

SANTA ROSA AVE

Cellars of Sonoma

“B” ST

3rd ST 3rd ST

4th ST 4th ST

CO CO LL LL EG EG EA EA VE VE ..

4th ST 4th ST

ST. FRANCIS LEDSON WINERY TO TO WINERY SONOMA SONOMA

101
Mercury

128
Trione Clos du Bois
GEYSERVILLE

WILSON

deLORIMIER
Vintners Signatures Robert Young
RED WIN

TRENTADUE
INDE PEND ENCE

RAILROAD

1st ST 1st ST

Francis Ford Coppola
WE S
R SP

TO TO SEBASTOPOL SEBASTOPOL

TO TO ROHNERT PARK ROHNERT PARK & PETALUMA & PETALUMA

Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Fairgrounds Fairgrounds

VA VA LL LL EY EY

LY TT O

12

BE BE NN NN ET ET T T

N

ING

. S RD

RD RD ..

MAZZOCCO

DR YC RE EK

101
RD

ET ET AL AL UM UM A A

TO TO PETALUMA PETALUMA

SNYDER

Rohnert Park

LAN E

Roberts Lake
GOLF COURSE DR. GOLF COURSE DR.

TO TO COTATI & COTATI & PENNGROVE PENNGROVE

R D.

HII H LL LL RD RD ..

N ON YO AN Y AN CRANE C CRANE C

GR A NG E

Grey Stack

Matanzas Creek Sable Ridge

SimiJordan Medlock Ames Stonestreet

Stryker Sonoma Hawkes
ALEXAN

RD.

DER VA

ERY RD

L RD

T
E RE YC DR

HEALDSBURG AVE.

D. KR

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

P P

51

SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
TO SANTA ROSA
IC K

Adler Fels
LN

A LOS

LEDSON
PY TH

MO

CO

SR

RR

D

OA

KM

O

D NT

R

IAN

RD

ST. FRANCIS
DA LE

TO SANTA ROSA

MacLeod

WN LA

Matanzas Creek
B

Sable Ridge

Mayo Reserve Room SL Cellars, Spann, Family Wineries David Noyes

Ty Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu

PARADISE RIDGE VJB CELLARS

Blackstone

Landmark Vineyard

KAZ OBE CANYON RD.
AD

Sugarloaf State Park

. T JEAN RD US TEA CHA

CHATEAU ST. JEAN
WOO DW Y RD INER

KEN

Kenwood

WARM SP RI NG S RD

Pavo Wines

OA D

NCH RD. Jack London DON RA State Park LON

Benziger Family

RM SPR WA INGS RD

DUNB AR R

Paint Horse Winery
ARNOLD DRIV E
AGUA CALIE NTE RO AD

RD

N

GEHRICK E

RA

GROVE
ORANGE

5th ST WEST

BROADW AY

5th ST EAST

Clarbec Winery
Adobe Road Winery
TO PETALUMA

PETALUM

A AVE

THE CHARLES PLAZA Hwy 12 Winery CREEK SONOMA ENOTECA Sojourn Cellars
4th E

ERO LEV

12
ONT

116
BO

TO PETALUMA

SCHUG

Robledo ANABA Family U
BO E NN A

CARNEROS ESTATE

Bonneau

FREM

ROOTS IN SONOMA

GLORIA FERRER
121

CLINE
101
TO SAN FRANCISCO

Viansa

JACUZZI

Meadowcroft Family of Wines and Foyt Family Wines CornerStone Gardens Grange Sonoma

Larson Family

Homewood Winery

BURNDALE

D ROA NI

Cellar Door

NAPA

Gofessel Kamen, Parmelee-Hill Macrostie Tin Barn TO 12 CARNEROS RD NAPA 121 Mulas Family

ROAD

8th ST EAST

The Cave

Westwood

EAST NAPA ST

7th ST

Eric K James

LOVE

LL

VALL E

IN .V RD TLE CAS

A RD

12

ROESSLER Roche SEBASTIANI W. SPAIN ST.

EY

LN

.

EY RD. VALL TT NE EN

Deerfield Ranch

Kunde

12
Wellington Winery

TO NAPA VALLEY

LOXTON
TRIN

Mayo Family Winery Imagery

SONOMA VALLEY
ITY

RD

W I N E R I E S

HK GENERATIONS

ERIC ROSS MOONDANCE CELLARS
Robert Hunter Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Little Vineyards Valley of the Moon
MADRONE

ARROWOOD BR COHN
Petroni Vineyards

CAVEDA LE MOON MT N

Not to Scale
BOY ES BLV D

Hanzell

VE

O

AV E

Ravenswood

Bartholomew Park Buena Vista

Y R D

D OL

W

IN

D YR ER

Favero

DENMARK

ST

Gundlach-Bundschu

ESS NN

37

TO VALLEJO

52

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEY

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

53

SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

‘Turn Up the Heat’ Summer Contest from St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
St. Francis Winery is challenging all Americans (over 21) to pair their biggest, boldest original grilling recipes with the full-flavored wines of St. Francis. Film yourself in a three-minute YouTube video with your pairing and explain why it’s bold enough to “Turn Up the Heat!” Get creative, and you could be one of seven lucky winners ... one of whom will win a trip for two to Sonoma to visit their winemaking team, stay at the five-star Sonoma Mission Inn and get to grill with winery President Christopher Silva! St. Francis Winery is challenging grillmasters like you to: • Get behind the grill • Videotape yourself demonstrating your favorite and most impressive grilling recipe • Pair it with a St. Francis wine • Tell us why the pairing works and why you should be the next St. Francis Grillmaster! Want to win, but not sure where to start? Here’s some handy notes on St. Francis to get you thinking. You can also see what grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel has to say on the pairings at www.stfSavortheFlavor.com. • St. Francis Chardonnay – Rich, yet crisp. Flavors: melon, citrus and vanilla Pairs well with: Lobster, seafood and herbed chicken • St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon – Strong , firm and full. Flavors: berries & currants, vanilla, tea, tobacco and oak Pairs well with: Steak, lamb chops and swordfish • St. Francis Merlot – Lush, ripe and multi-layered. Flavors: dark plums, chocolate and spiced vanilla Pairs well with: Beef, tuna steak and veal chops • St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel – Deep, full and lush. Flavors: ripe black cherries, licorice, coffee and blackberry Pairs well with: Ribs, barbecued pork, steak and lamb Once you’re sure that you’ve got a winning video, here’s what to do: 1. Before August 31st, upload the video to YouTube. Be sure to tag it with this phrase: StFrancisSavortheFlavor 2. Go to www.stfSavortheFlavor.com/index.php?p=contest. Click “Enter Now,” fill out the form linking your video to our site and your contact information (so we can notify you if you win!), and recap your pairing in a sentence or two. 3. Click Submit – you’re done! Finalists will be announced on September 15th. Get sizzling and smoking, and show them all you’ve got!

SALT CRUSTED SHRIMP WITH POTENT LEMON GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE
St. Francis Girls’ Guide to Grilling by Elizabeth Karmel Grilling Method: Direct/Medium Heat Dipping Sauce: • ½ cup best-quality extra-virgin olive oil • Juice from 1 large lemon • Zest from ½ lemon • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 4 stems fresh oregano • Freshly ground pepper to taste Shrimp: • 16 jumbo or colossal shrimp in the shell (or frozen black tiger shrimp) • 3 tablespoons olive oil • ¼ cup Kosher salt Make the Dipping Sauce: Whisk together the oil and lemon. Stir in the garlic. Take the leaves off the oregano stems and leave whole, add to oil mixture. Let sit for at least 20 to 30 minutes to marry the flavors – or make up to 12 hours in advance. Set aside. If desired, devein the shrimp with a “shrimp deveiner” or, using a small sharp knife, make a slit about ¼-inch deep down the backs of the shrimp and remove the vein but do not remove the shells. Place the shrimp in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil to coat lightly all over. Just before putting on the grill, sprinkle the salt evenly over the shrimp and toss well to make sure each shrimp is thoroughly coated in a crust of salt. Place the shrimp in the center of the cooking grate, 3 to 4 minutes per side or until the shrimp is pink and the flesh is opaque (white). Serve immediately with dipping sauce. Serving Tip: This is my favorite party “ice breaker” appetizer. I place the oiltossed shrimp in a bowl on a tray with a small bowl of the kosher salt, my tongs, lots of napkins, a platter and the prepared dipping sauce. Once everyone is armed with a cocktail, we hit the deck to start the party. While we are talking, I toss the shrimp in the salt, grill them and place them on the platter. Then the fun begins; everyone takes a shrimp, peels and dips it in the sauce for a fun, casual and interactive appetizer! By the time the shrimp, and our cocktails are gone we are either fast friends or better friends! Alternatively, you can arrange 4 shrimp on each serving plate and accompany with a small ramekin of the dipping sauce but the girls think serving them hot off the grill is sooo much more fun! Serves 4 and pairs with St. Francis Chardonnay

100 Pythian Road at Highway 12 in Santa Rosa 1-888-675-WINE • www.stfranciswinery.com

54

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEY

TO SANTA ROSA

A LOS

LEDSON
PY TH

MO

SR

D

IC K

Adler Fels
LN

CO
DR

RR

OA

KM

T ON

IAN

RD

ST. FRANCIS
DA LE

TO SANTA ROSA

MacLeod

WN LA

Matanzas Creek
B

Sable Ridge

Mayo Reserve Room SL Cellars, Spann, Family Wineries David Noyes

Ty Caton & Muscardini, Enkidu

PARADISE RIDGE VJB CELLARS

Blackstone

Landmark Vineyard

KAZ OBE CANYON RD.
AD

Sugarloaf State Park

. T JEAN RD US TEA CHA

CHATEAU ST. JEAN
WOO DW Y RD INER

KEN

Kenwood

WARM SP RI NG S RD

Pavo Wines

OA D

RD. ANCH Jack London DON R State Park LON

Benziger Family

RM SPR WA INGS RD

DUNB AR R

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com
D DRIVE
AGUA CALIE NTE RO AD

Paint Horse Winery

EY RD. VALL TT NE EN

Deerfield Ranch

Kunde

12
Wellington Winery

TO NAPA VALLEY

LOXTON
TRIN

Mayo Family Winery Imagery

KENWOOD & GLEN ELLEN
ITY

RD

W I N E R I E S

HK GENERATIONS

ERIC ROSS MOONDANCE CELLARS
Robert Hunter Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Little Vineyards Valley of the Moon
MADRONE

ARROWOOD BR COHN
Petroni Vineyards

CAVEDA LE MOON MT N

55

SONOMA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Winemaker Profile
by Ronda Giangreco
Tom Meadowcroft has been a man on a mission for nearly his entire life. His love of wine and growing grapes began in his 19th year. It was then that he traveled to France to see firsthand how grapes were harvested and later turned into wine. Arriving in the Bordeaux region in summer, he discovered that everyone was on vacation. He was able to find a single grape grower who told him that with no experience, he should just go down the road and pick apples. He did, and when all the other growers had returned from vacation, he began knocking on doors. He eventually got hired to pick grapes and began absorbing every ounce of knowledge possible. Upon returning to the States, Meadowcroft completed his college education at the University of Washington and set out to learn as much about wine growing and winemaking as he possibly could. Finally, in 1996, he began working with California wine growing legend, Ric Forman, who owned Forman Vineyards and was the founding winemaker at Sterling Vineyards and Newton Winery. While working with Forman, Tom enrolled in the Napa College Viticulture and Winery program. A two-year study course, Meadowcroft completed it in one year. Shortly thereafter, he joined Buckland Vineyard Management, starting in the trenches running the crews and then on to designing, planting and managing fields for wineries such as Cakebread, Duckhorn, Mondavi, Opus One, Stags Leap and others. Tom would walk the

TOM MEADOWCROFT

fields with the various wine makers, learning and absorbing their individual philosophies of growing grapes and making wine. It proved to be an invaluable experience. In 1999 he bought a vineyard on Mt. Veeder in Napa County in anticipation of establishing his own winery. It took four years to bring the vineyard up to Meadowcroft’s exacting standards. In 2003, after serving seven years at Buckland, it was time for Meadowcroft to step out on his own and devote himself solely to his own wines. “You start with great ingredients, add your direction, intent and mindfulness to make something impressive. Ultimately it is your hand, your voice that makes great wine. You need to understand your own voice. I try to combine old world winemaking styles with new world grapes.” He produced his first vintage, the ’04 Meadowcroft Mt. Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, receiving excellent reviews in the national and international wine

press. The ’05 Meadowcroft Mt. Veeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon received a 94 rating as well as Cellar Selection from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and was also awarded one of the Top 100 Wines of the Year by the magazine. During the ensuing years, Meadowcroft has created three brands: Meadowcroft, Magito and Thomas Henry. Amassing numerous awards for his wines over the years, Meadowcroft strives to make wines that will appeal to buyers of all price ranges. Tom Meadowcroft has now entered into a partnership with Larson Family Winery and created Roots In Sonoma, an enticing tasting room located at CornerStone Sonoma on Arnold Drive/Highway 121. “Roots In Sonoma presented a wonderful opportunity to work with the Larson Family Winery in a fashion that is very complimentary to our brand.” Tom Meadowcroft’s unique vision, forward-thinking style

and aesthetics are a perfect blend with the slightly quirky elegance of CornerStone Sonoma. “CornerStone is a collection of shops, a restaurant and numerous gardens. The gardens combine to create something that is quite complex and fascinating to the eye.” Complex and fascinating to the eye…seems the same can be said of this renaissance winemaker and his wines.

56

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SONOMA VALLEY

Sonoma

Enoteca
CHARLES CREEK VINEYARDS
TEERTS NIAPS TSEW

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

LEDSON HOTEL & HARMONY LOUNGE
TEERTS APAN TSAE TEERTS APAN TSAE

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

57

APAN

12
DAOR APAN

OT

ECNARF

rooD ralleC

DAOR INOREVEL

NA IRD XUE

PLAZA

ELPAM

SONOMA

Not To Scale

sralleC nruojoS

acetonE

evaC ehT

doowtseW

LENNODcM

TEERTS APAN TSEW

12
ASOR ATNAS OT

SONOMA ENOTECA SONOMA WINE HARDWARE

semaJ K cirE

yreniW 21 yawhgiH

pohS eniW amonoS

The Plaza

onaloS ed

ROESSLER

ocsicnarF naS
TEERTS NIAPS TSAE OTACREM

noissiM

seniW sekwaH ehcoR
TSEW TEERTS ht5 TSEW TEERTS dn2 TSEW TEERTS ts1

SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS & WINERY

TSAE TEERTS ts1

TSAE TEERTS ht4

YAWDAORB

MENDOCINO/LAKE Counties
128
Claudia Springs Winery Husch Vineyards Londer Vineyards Brutocao Cellars Esterlina Vineyards Handley Cellars Roederer Estate Lazy Creek Vineyards Standish Wine Company Greenwood Ridge Navarro Vineyards Toulouse Vineyards Frey Vineyards Oster

Welcome to

Redwood Valley
Parducci, Hidden Cellars Sketchbook, Zingaro Germain-Robin Distillery Philo Ridge Vineyards

Barra of Mendocino Silversmith Vineyards Elizabeth Vineyards Lolonis Winery Fife Vineyards

Philo
Goldeneye Vineyards

SCHARFFENBERGER CELLARS
Philips Hill Estates Breggo Cellars Elke Vineyards Londer

Potter Lake Mendocino Valley

Anderson Valley

Ukiah
253

Dunnewood Vineyards

ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM
Foursight Wines

Chiarito Vineyards

20

1

Mendocino Ridge

Boonville

101
Nelson Family Winery

Zoom Lake County Wine Studio

128
JAXON KEYS
Meyer Family Cellars

Upper Lake

Whaler Vineyards

29

Yorkville Highlands
Maple Creek Winery

Mendocino

Lakeport
Saracina

Tulip Hill Winery Ceago Vinegarden

Hopland

Benmore Valley McDowell Valley
Graziano Family of Wines McFadden McNab Ridge Weibel Family

Yorkville

Yorkville Cellars

Jeriko Estates Brutocao Cellars McDowell Valley Vineyards Duncan Peak

Clear Lake

20
Brassfield Estate Winery

175

128

TOPEL Family Milano
Winery Le Vin Winery

Finley Cloverdale
Wattle Creek Winery Steele Winery EdenCrest M. Konocti Growers Wildhurst Vineyards Kelseyville Wine Co. /Dusinberre Rosa D’Oro Vineyards Sol Rouge Moore Family

Monte Lago Vineyards

Pendleton Estate

Kelseyville

Shannon Ridge Winery High Valley

High Valley
Noggle

Clear Lake
Villa La Brenta

20

Asti
FRITZ
Pastori Asti, Souverain, Cellar No. 8

Cougar’s Leap Gregory Graham

Red Hills

29

1

101

175
Shed Horn Cellars

Ployez Winery

Lower Lake
Terrill Cellars Six Sigma

29
Horne

Middletown
Guenoc / Langtry Estate
S TT BU

Guenoc Valley

ON NY CA RD

58

29

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIES

Summer Wine Events Continue in Lake County
Concert in the Vineyard Series – Friday, August 13
The Concert in the Vineyard Series at Moore Family Winery continues with The Whiskey Thieves. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concert begins at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or a low-back lounge chair. Wine, food and soft drinks available for purchase. $15 per person, children 12 and under free. 11990 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville (707) 738-0507, www.moorefamilywinery.com

Lake County Wine Auction – Saturday, September 18
Eleventh-annual gala charity event to be held at the beautiful Ceago Vinegarden. Live and silent auctions, wine and food, live music, from 4 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $125. 5115 E. Highway 20, Nice 1-866-279-WINE, www.winealliance.com

Clear Lake Splash-In, Lakeport – September 24 – 26
This is the largest gathering of seaplanes west of the Mississippi. The seaplanes will launch from the grounds of Natural High School, 810 N. Main Street. 1-877-828-2286, www.clearlakesplashin.com

Wine and Food Pairing and Concert in the Garden at Tulip Hill Winery – Saturday, August 14
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music in the garden. Doors open at 3 p.m., music is from 4 to 7 p.m. Includes wine tasting with food pairing and admission. 4900 Bartlett Springs Road, Nice (707)274-9373, www.tuliphillwinery.com

Kelseyville Pear Festival, Kelseyville – September 25
The 18th-annual Kelseyville Pear Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in historic downtown Kelseyville. Craft and food booths, fine art show and sale, quilt show, antique tractor display. Pear taste tests, parade, and children’s activities are all part of the family fun. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parade begins at 9:30 a.m., Main Street (707) 279-4581, www.pearfestival.com

A Taste of Lakeport, Lakeport – Friday, August 20
The thirteenth-annual wine tasting event featuring food, wine tasting, live music and dancing from 5 to 10 p.m. Businesses in downtown Lakeport stay open late for the event and feature hors d’oeuvres and wine at the many tasting stations. Purchase of a tasting ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and a chance to win raffle prizes donated by the local businesses. Presented by Lakeport Main Street Association; a benefit for the revitalization of downtown Lakeport. Main Street, Lakeport (707) 263-8843, www.lakeportmainstreet.com

People’s Choice Wine Awards – Sunday, September 26
Come taste and judge some of Lake County’s finest award-winning wines at Six Sigma Ranch and Winery in Lower Lake from 1 to 5 p.m. You be the judge! 13372 Spruce Grove Road (707) 994-4068, www.lakecountywineries.org

Concert in the Vineyard Series – Saturday, August 21
The Concert in the Vineyard Series at Moore Family Winery continues with Lightning Hand and Blind Monkey Band. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concert begins at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back lounge chair. Wine, food and soft drinks available for purchase. $15 per person, children 12 and under free. Series continues through September 2010. 11990 Bottle Rock Road (707) 738-0507, www.moorefamilywinery.com

Tulip Hill Winery Concert in the Garden – Saturday, September 11
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music in the garden. Doors open at 3 p.m., music is from 4 to 7 p.m. Includes wine tasting with food pairing and admission. Series continue through September 2010. Tulip Hill Winery, 4900 Bartlett Springs Road, Nice (707) 274-9373, www.tuliphillwinery.com

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

59

LIVERMORE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

New Underdog Wine Bar Adds International Flavor to Livermore Wine and Dining Scene
Stylish new venue features extensive local and international wine selection with seasonal small plates menu Livermore’s burgeoning wine and food scene has an exciting new urban-style venue with the opening of Underdog Wine Bar. Featuring an extensive local and international wine selection and a seasonal small plates menu, Underdog Wine Bar opens August 14 on the grounds of the historic Concannon Vineyard in Livermore. With a host of local wines as well as many others from around the world, Underdog Wine Bar has more than 50 wines available by the two-ounce pour, six-ounce glass, flight or bottle. The menu at Underdog Wine Bar is carefully designed to complement the wines. From light hors d’oeuvres to a satisfying meal, Underdog Wine Bar features seasonal small plates made from local produce and expertly designed by renowned chef Barbara Llewellyn. Underdog Wine Bar’s grand opening on August 14 includes live music and other entertainment as well as henna tattoo artists and the Cupcake ladies. Guests can enjoy a complimentary amuse bouche from chef Barbara Llewellyn and a variety of wine tasting opportunities, in addition to the regular menu. Underdog Wine Bar is located at 4590 Tesla Road in Livermore and is open seven days a week from noon to 8 p.m. The telephone number is (925) 583-1581. Additional information is available at www.underdogwinebar.com.

L

S

.t

GARRE
egdiR elgaE

60

NO

MM OC FF O

H

LEMRAC/YERETNOM

,ESOJ NAS OT

& SANILAS

DAOR

NOY

NAC

SELIN

84

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

.R selrahC

sdrayeniV

esruoC floG dna

sdrayeniV

atuneT

R

S

Sunol

yreniW esuoH etihW giB

yreniWrehtaeF deR

sdrayeniV liarGcM

DR .NTM RADEC

680
I AS EB AL EV

yreniW enarC etihW

yreniW keerC tneB

*sdrayeniV ylimaF dooW

lleW

yreniW

sdrayeniV etneW

retneC srotisiV

tnaruatseR

DR EROMTEW

sdrayeniV

egdiR

sralleC yellaV eromreviL

enyoC samohT

yreniW

.

EV A

artseneF

yreniW

D

D

R

AY EN

TL A

T O

IV

IC

K

E

lliH ybuR

L

V LA

ztaK llehctiM

Pleasanton
B

senhC

seL

nnI

sagedoB

erriugA

niatnuoM radeC

etatsE SE sÕatteiruM NIM trekcE srentniV alseT ellehcoRaL etatsE sdrayeniV etneW ta sralleC rraM tneK nevetS xuaenyloM samaT & nahyR eugirdoR ,rekameniW gnigniS DAOR ALSET keerC E R neddiH eniV dekoorC O M & egdiR ynotS nonnacnoC R E lliM egaP V IL ffalzteR .S

llevoL -soiR

mahgnittoN oisaccO

)rewerB dooG(

CIFICAP

Livermore
ytivegnoL seniW
. S SEML T OH

dihcrO

elp ruP

nahyR &

seniaL hsivaL

.EVA TSAE

reeD

E

V A

Y

E

NRE .EVA LA

sdrayeniV

L

notsillE

L

A V

TRI-VALLEY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
yellaV elttiL
sdrayeniV draniuohC & yreniW revotseW

egdiR aduC

E

R

T

S

T

S

R

IF

.EVA ALOTROP

84
esuoH etihW giB enyoC samohT ffalzteR
DR KWAH YTTIK

DAOR NIPUL

580
T E

loS le

satisoP saL

Dublin
OCSICNARF NAS OT
DAOR ATIR ATNAS

580

SLLIHTOOF ARREIS
DAOR OCSAV

OT
DAOR ELLIVNEERG

erauqS htimskcalB

NIAM

sdrayeniV seramolaP

OTNEMARCAS
TS NIAM
OYORRA

OT
DAO ER R S AMO LAP
.DR E RAKL IK

D A O R
AI

S S O R C
IV

RO TC

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LODI
LangeTwins St. George
PELTIER ROAD

To McConnell Estates
PELTIER ROAD

Macchia
L EL
DUSTIN

Michael-David Winery to Host Annual Reggae & Rhone Event
Event Offers Wine, Reggae Music, Food & Fun at the Winery
Keeping up with tradition, Michael-David Winery will host its annual Reggae & Rhone event on August 21 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the winery in Lodi. Guests are invited to enjoy the Michael-David Rhone wines, Caribbean food, music and entertainment. Tickets are $65 or $50 for wine club members. The price for designated drivers is $35. The event will showcase the Michael-David Rhone wines, which include the newly re-designed 2007 6th Sense Syrah, the 2007 Petite Petit, Incognito and a selection of additional wines. Winery co-owners and brothers, Mike and Dave Phillips have been growing Rhone varietals in Lodi since 1984. “This event is a great way for us to showcase what we’ve been able to accomplish by growing Rhone varietals in Lodi. The varietals do well here in Lodi and we’ve been able to produce some serious Rhone wines and we like to show these off at this annual event,” explains Mike Phillips. Reggae music will be provided by The Itals, who will be traveling to Lodi from Jamaica just for this special event. Traditional Caribbean food will be served by Black Tie Gourmet. And, guests will enjoy a fire show from Fire Pixie, a group of fire dancers that perform exciting acrobatics. Michael-David Winery is owned by brothers Michael and David Phillips, who have built their Lodi winery into one of the fastest growing wineries in the U.S. The Phillips released their first commercial wine in 1984 under the Phillips Vineyards label after years of growing grapes for other wineries. Now celebrating more than 26 years as a winery, Michael and David have over 700 acres of vineyards in Lodi. They pride themselves on their meticulous farming practices, which result in superior quality in the bottle. Their hard work has paid off and the wines regularly take top awards in wine competitions nationwide. Michael-David Winery is located one mile east of Interstate 5 on Highway 12 in Lodi. For additional information, call 209368-7384 or visit the web site at www.MichaelDavidWinery.com.

Housley’s Century Oak Woodbridge Uncorked
Akin Estates Grady Family Lobo Loco Weibel
WOODBRIDGE ROAD

IO

ACAMPO ROAD

BUCK

Peirano Estate Vineyards McCormack Williamson

ORCHARD

TT AD RO

WOODBRIDGE RD

WOODBRIDGE BY ROBERT MONDAVI

Clements Ridge Bokisch Vnyds

88

WOODBRIDGE

Woodbridge
TURNER ROAD
DE VRIES ROAD

The Lucas Winery
WINE & VISITORS CENTER

Cosentino
LODI LAKE
TURNER ROAD

Heritage Oaks Chocoholics (wine tasting) St. Amant m2 Wines
GUILD AVE

Clements
Crystal Valley Cellars

Jessie’s Grove Winery Abundance Vineyards

CHERRY

DAVIS ROAD

SCHOOL ST

Spenker Winery

LOWER SACRAMENTO RD

Berghold Winery

TRETHEWAY

Lodi
HUTCHINS ST

99 12

LO

C

KE

RO

AD

Vino Piazza

Lockeford

12
• Brice Station • Olde Lockeford • Stone Garden • La Vida Dulce • Watts Family

5

CHURCH

SARGENT

LODI AVE

E2 Family Winery

12
WEST

Ripken Vineyards

Mokelumne River Winery

Siqueira Wine Co. d’Art Wines

KETTLEMAN LANE

12
WEST

KETTLEMAN LANE HARNEY LANE

Vino Con Brio

ALPINE

Grands Amis Lodi Wine Cellars Cellar Door Dancing Fox

VICTOR

EAST

Oak Ridge Winery

vMv Vineyards

Michael~David Vineyard

VanRuiten Family Winery

Omega Harmony Wynelands

99
Borra Winery
E. ARMSTRONG RD

Harney Lane Winery

88

5
WEST LANE

LODI AREA
WINERIES
4
CHARTE R WAY

J10

4
Gnekow Family Winery

Stockton
FRENCH CAMP ROAD

99
Delicato Vineyards

GAWNE ROAD

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

61

La Nebbia

MONTEREY BAY AREA
Woodside
TO S.F.

Welcome to
84 Mountain
GE PA

Chaine dʼOr Michael Martella Thomas Fogarty
LI SKY
NE

Kings

Domenico La Honda

TO S.F.

84
San Francisco Bay

TO LIVERMORE VALLEY

R LL MI

D.

Including MONTEREY • CARMEL • CARMEL VALLEY • HOLLISTER SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS • SALINAS • SANTA CLARA • LOS GATOS

101 280
Ridge Naumann Picchetti

880
Creekview J. Lohr /Sherman Pinder Heartʼs Fire Team Zin

680

. VD BL

35

Travelling from Monterey
TO MILES

Mount Eden Vineyards Cinnabar Mountain Winery Savannah- Big Basin 9 Chanelle

COOPER-GARROD

85

TRAVEL TIME Average) (Peak)

17

Ahlgren David Black Bruce Ridge Testarossa Muccigrosso Big Basin

FLEMING JENKINS
Mc KE

TO HALF MOON BAY

P&M Staiger Byington Zayante Regale

85
RD .
EY ER NT MO

Sonoma County Santa Cruz San Francisco Paso Robles Santa Barbara
Guglielmo Castilloʼs Hillside Shire Morgan Hills Cellars
UVAS

170 42 113 116 238

3 hrs 45 min 2 hrs 2 hrs 4 hrs

3-1/2 hrs 1-1/4 hrs 2-1/2 hrs 2-1/4 hrs 4-1/2 hrs

BURRELL SCHOOL LOMA PRIETA
Silver Mountain

AN

UEL SAN JOSE

1

Hallcrest Heart oʼ the Mountain Organic Wine Works Roudon-Smith M . HER ON MT Bruzzone Clos Tita Beauregard
NNY DOON BO

VINE HILL
Soquel

G8

Travelling from Santa Cruz
TO MILES
5

TO SACRAMENTO

RD

17 CELLARS

POETIC

Sl ou gh

Storrs Vinocruz Equinox Beauregard Bonny Doon Copious Winery Armida Hillcrest Terrace MJA Vineyards Odonata Pelican Ranch Santa Cruz Mountain & Quinta Cruz Silver Mountain Sones Cellars Storrs Winery Trout Gulch Vino Tabi

Oscalis

Windy Fernwood S Oaks Cellars Nicholson Bargetto Pleasant Valley Monte Verde Natal Aptos Creek Sycamore Creek SOQ Alfaro Family UEL DR Jason-Stephens . Vineyards Martin Ranch Cava Fortino Hecker Pass R PASS RD Wine Bar
OQ

RD.

HUNTER HILL

101
Clos La Chance Kirigin Solis
RESA A TE SANT

TRAVEL TIME Average) (Peak)

1

MAIN E LAKE

AVE

152
SAN

KE HEC

SARAH’S VINEYARD

Creekview Vineyards Satori Cellars Thomas Kruse Casa de Fruta Rapazzini

Monterey San Francisco Paso Robles

42 45 min 1-1/4 hrs 73 1-1/4 hrs 1-3/4 hrs 136 2-1/4 hrs 2-3/4 hrs

WATSONVIL LE

. E RD FELIP SAN

Monterey Bay
r ho Elk
n

JU AN

25
G11

River Run

129

B

LS A

SHORE RD.

O

. RD

D. R

156 156
UA
N
UN ION

FAIRVIEW RD

156 101
A Taste of Monterey Wine from the Heart Scheid Bargetto Pierce Ranch Figge Cellars Baywood Cellars Chateau Sinnet Ventana
Los L

C

AN YO N

RD
N CIE

sG rad e

Cima Collina Galante Vineyards

MORGAN WINERY

Rancho Cellars Chateau Pessagno Julien G16 Heller Estate Talbott Vineyard Jouillian Vineyards Joyce Vineyards/Chateau Christina Boekenoogen Georis A Otter Cove Boekenoogen RM Bernardus E Chateau Sinnet Parsonage LL 1 E
D

(Valley Hills)

Boëtè

rele au

National Steinbeck Center A Taste of Monterey De Tierra Marilyn 68 Remark RI Wines VE R
R
.

DeRose R Pietra Santa Calera Wine Co. Flint Enz SummerayneLIMEKILN
G
E
A
D

Leal Estate

SAN

J

ac Pac
ific if c

25

101
Manzoni Ray Franscioni Ventana

Pinnacles National Monument

5

62
46

Oce Oce

LR HI L . OTD LR IO FL TH O FO

C

TO SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

AG

UA

RD

.

HAHN ESTATE/SMITH & HOOK
Sycamore Cellars
ARROYO

Paraiso Vineyards
. SECO RD

Wrath

146

Chalone Scheid

n an

L

VA

CA C H

D.

Y

. RD
TASSARAJA RD

Hearst Castle

Ho

on bs

TO SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

25

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST

Summit to Sea Wine Trail Features Rhone Varietals, August 21 & 22
by Laura Ness
Have you met a Rhone lately? These are some of the most flavorful and satisfying wines on the planet. They hail from the south of France, where the climate is similar to the northern Central Valley, and to the Livermore Valley. Our neighboring Santa Clara Valley also has a favorable growing climate for these varietals, which include Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. I am puzzled by the order in which these three are rattled off, but I think it is in deference to the fact that most of the wines made from these delicious grapes, are predominantly Grenache or Syrah. The Mourvedre is the secret, wizard-like ingredient that makes these blends truly sing. On its own, Mourvedre is one of my favorite reds: it’s abundantly gamey, smokey, edgy and filled with what can be called “animale” or sauvage flavors. Aromas are a racy collision of wild berries, herbes de Provence, lavender, leather and musk. Often, you’ll find wild blueberries, sage, basil, blackberries and black licorice. Notoriously difficult to ripen, the canopy is often shot long before the grapes get where they need to be. If you haven’t tried Mourvedre solo before, Poetic Cellars has the only one available as a single varietal in this appellation, and you’ll be amazed at the flavors and the zippy raciness as it hits your palate. To create the allure of a trip to the Rhône Valley with no need for a passport or an airline ticket, Summit to Sea wineries will hold the first annual “Roamin’ the Rhones” celebration, to be held August 21 and 22. Each winery will pair one of their signature Rhones with specially selected cheeses and delicious cured meats. This is the perfect time to get acquainted with perfumey and floral Viognier at Loma Prieta, Mourvedre at Poetic Cellars, and a cornucopia of different styles of Syrah at Burrell School, Hunter Hill and Vine Hill. Discover how wonderfully Rhones pair with food, the more intensely flavored, the better! See summit2seawinetrail.com for details.

Visit Our Tasting Room
Open Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 6pm

45 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 358-4949 • flemingjenkins.com
Special events for groups up to 40

Visit Our Tasting Room

Open Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 6pm

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

45 W. Main Street, Los Gatos (408) 358-4949 flemingjenkins.com
Special events for groups up to 40

63

MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Big Basin Vineyards To Open Tasting Room in Saratoga
Grand Opening Set For Thursday, August 19
Big Basin Vineyards of Boulder Creek, CA, is opening its first tasting room on Big Basin Way in the Village of Saratoga on August 19th. Saratoga is one of the California’s best-known, historic winegrowing regions, thanks to legends like Paul Masson and Martin Ray. The area is home to a growing number of premiere wineries and tasting rooms. Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room is at 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga. The tasting room will feature an ongoing exhibition of paintings by up and coming artist Matt Jones (www.mattjonesart.com) whose work is featured on many of the Big Basin wine labels. Additionally, photographs of the estate vineyards taken by proprietor and winemaker Bradley Brown will be displayed. Tasting room hours, through September, are Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. the rest will be sold first come, first served. Only 150 tickets will be available per day. Join Friends of the Vineyard today to gain access to limited production wines and to obtain your tickets to the Fall Harvest event at the winery. Big Basin Vineyards is named for nearby Big Basin Redwoods State Park, which lies 1 mile from the winery. It is the only vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains planted exclusively to Rhone varietals, including Syrah, Grenache and Roussanne. International wine critics have consistently acknowledged the winery’s achievements including Wine & Spirits, which named Big Basin one of the top 100 wineries in 2008, Robert Parker Jr., who enthusiastically noted the “Impressive Syrahs,” and Wine Spectator Magazine, which cited Big Basin as one of ten “Promising new producers” of Syrah in California. With the 2006 harvest, proprietor and winemaker Bradley Brown began producing single vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noirs, again, to critical acclaim. You are invited to visit the tasting room in Saratoga at 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, to experience the fine wines of Big Basin Vineyards. For more information, visit www.bigbasinvineyards.com or call (831) 621-8028.
TO SAN JOSE

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 4pm on August 19
The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony featuring a ribbon cutting with the Mayor of Saratoga, Kathleen King, and other town officials, to be held on Thursday, August 19, beginning at 4 p.m. Reception to follow.

TO MONTEREY

Mark Your Calendars! Fall Harvest Celebration: September 18 & 19
Big Basin Vineyards will open its doors for the annual Fall Harvest Celebration the third weekend of September. Come experience the latest releases and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage on the way to the estate vineyard on Memory Lane, at the head of the Boulder Creek watershed. Two complimentary tickets will be offered to Friends of the Vineyard members who are picking up their allocations at the winery:
TO MONTEREY
ROAD

68
68
RIVER ROAD RIVER

MAIN STREET

TO SAN JOSE

Taste of Monterey
MAIN STREET

Salinas

101

Taste DeMonterey of Tierra

Salinas

Marilyn Remark
De Tierra Marilyn Remark
T

101

Pessagno
Pessagno

GONZALES RIVER RD

R ROA IVER R OA D

Manzoni Gonzales Blackstone Ray Franscioni GONZALES RIVER RD
Manzoni Blackstone Ray Franscioni
FO

Boekeoogen
Boekeoogen

Wrath

FOOTHILLFOOTHILL RIVER

FO

HAHN ESTATES SMITH

HAHN Wrath ESTATES
(PAVED ROAD)
(PAVED ROAD)

FO

RO M IE N RT SIO S MI RO MI Y E N COLO N SIO MIS
COLO NY

RT

ALT AS

D

T

Gonzales

ALT AS

SALINAS
Soledad
EAST ST

AD AD RO RO MIE MIE RO RO RT RT FO

Chalone Vineyard
Chalone Vineyard

FRONT ST ONT ST FR

& HOOK SMITH VINEYARDS & HOOK
Paraiso Springs Vineyards

Soledad

ARROYO SECO RD

EAST ST

Paraiso Vineyards

Ventana

G17
G17

LOS COCHES LOS COCHES

Paraiso Springs Vineyards

VINEYARDS Paraiso
Vineyards

O RD IS S RA NG PA PRI S O RD IS S RA G PA PRIN S

146
146

ROAD METZ METZ ROAD

ARROYO SECO RD

Ventana

101
Sycamore Cellars Sycamore Cellars
ARRARR SEC OYO OYO O SECO

101 Greenfield Greenfield
WALNUT
WALNUT

G16

G16

Scheid
HOBSON AVE
HOBSON AVE

Scheid Vineyards Vineyards
TO SAN LUIS SAN LUIS OBISPO OBISPO

TO

King City King City

64

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

hsirI motahC

rebreG

IS

naidnI
D R

.ntM llorB

TS NIAM

htooT sÕgorF
R NA HC

ecirB kaO detsiwT teuqceB eniamoD

xuavehC xuaeB niatnuoM accuZ egdiR rednevaL

PE

EH

S

yreniW rehctaH

sdrayeniV oivA

gnitsaT eniW keerC rettuS yevraH ttocS

ralleC eniW yrtnuoC rodamA

sralleC nwotyrD

sdrayeniV sinaT
R
W

sdrayeniV ecnegrevnoC
D
R

E

C

RE

LY

T

O

LI L

W

yreniW riaDauN

AL

ERW

ECN

MO RT SO

OT

K

R

C
R

eniamoD

HTUOMYLP OT

HTUOMYLP

HTUOMYLP OT ELLIVRECALP OT

SSAP NOSRAC OT

llehctiM .B selrahC daetsemoH yelkraB keerC eht yb yreniW enotskaO
HCLUG

mahctaL
DR

revjiV red naV kcirtapztiF
Y A
K E E

OMO

yreniW mukuA .tM

WEIV

P

R

T

DRAYENIV

IA F

egdiR irbiloC

M

U

D

R

R

lliH sÕylloH etaG worraN atsiV arreiS

AB

aciF siaM
D R

YELLAV

T

S

N

O

W

S

OT

EN

45 tixE

nisaB latsyrC

HCNERF

iVaraP
L

N

O

atsiV aoB
SR AC

A

R

S

E

N

C

O

DL

R

E

L

G

N

IH

drariG divaD lliH dloG

S

RP

NI

D

SG

R D

S

U

T

O

L

D

L

O

G

oizeneV

NRUBUA OT

DOG BAR RD

WS DO

A ME

RR

BA

LA

IN MA

BROAD ST

RD NGS PRI YS NE BIT

ON

RD

D PUR

N JO

ES

R BA

Sacramento

80

PASO ROBLES 117 158 204 245 255 269 355 MONTEREY 72 112 160 170 184 269 SAN JOSE 48 90 100 115 200 SAN FRANCISCO 45 55 70 155 SONOMA 22 44 129 SANTA ROSA 16 101 HEALDSBURG 86 MENDOCINO CALISTOGA

5

99

99

80

16

NAPA SACRAMENTO MURPHYS LAKE TAHOE

263 178 110 75 39 21 26 111

50

236 151 83 48 14 41 56 141 27

California Shenandoah Valley Plymouth

Amador City

266 190 118 88 68 104 118 195 86 59

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | SIERRA FOOTHILLS

278 202 138 142 131 166 181 266 149 122 84

379 20 307 Nevada City 231 201 Grass Valley 181 217 231 49 Sierra 310 199 Foothills AVA 172 80 115 118 Auburn

Fiddletown

Placerville

Fair Play

North North Yuba

El Dorado

20

TO RENO

50

Nevada County

Penn Valley

Pilot Peak Winery TO TAHOE

Naggiar

Szabo Vineyards

EN GARD BAR

SP EN C

IND

ER VI LL

Coufos Cellars

SOUTHRIDGE

COMBIE

IAN

Lotus

ROUGH &

LIME KILN

SP

RIN

GS

RD

Iron Mountain Winery

Sierra Starr Winery

Avanguardia Wines

READ

McCOURTNEY RD

MA

20

Y

GNOLIA RD

M

KINGS

49

cC

NE

Coloma

OU

OW WT

Nevada City Winery

NE RT

WOOD

49

sercA droffoW

S

.N

Sutter Creek

NOYNAC .ON

104

paC avaL

Placerville

worhT sÕenotS

RE

LS

SA

H

gniniM

ongoS

5

50

anordaM

regeoB

tixE

weiVhgiH

pmaC

88

Jackson

84

espanyS

49

D

R

RD

ED

O

OM

yreniW

Shingle Springs

agiruA

L

REHT

OTNEMARCA S

OT

12

radoJ

notneF

KEERC

Mokelumne Hill

ttoirreH

26

uaetahC
N
IVA

Lodi

EKAL

El Dorado

N

Y

Alta Sierra

Indian Springs Tasting Room

RD

RD

Sierra Knolls Vineyard & Winery

MAIN

NEA

L ST

49

TYLER-FO

Mc KNIGHT EXIT

OAK TREE

El Dorado

20

Sierra Starr Tasting Room Burch Hall Lucchesi Tasting Room

SPRING ST

Grass Valley

RO UG H

Lucchesi Tasting Room

&R EA D

COMMERCIA

OTE

49

Smith Vineyards & Winery

RD

O CR

Pleasant Valley

EOHAT

S

A

E

nidoR
E

L

P

reilavehC

12

N

A

Stockton

ybsuB

88

26

San Andreas

Murphys

serolfariM

agitnaC sdrayeniV asrU

4

YRREP reklawdniW skaO arreiS

K

U

A

sgnirpS etinarG

4

sralleckd

keerC yrreP

4

Angels Camp

4

doogooT hcnaR wodahS

4

syL ed ruelF
R

faeL elgniS
L
M

49

Somerset

E16

GULS

Mt. Aukum

HC

NA

R

49

49

uaetahC

Columbia

notuoR

OT

Plymouth

Sonora Jamestown

yreniW lliH hcnerF

120

sdrayeniV etatsE tnomariM

nailliD ylraK
D
R
L

otecoN oniV eguoR arreT al ed eniamoD onacsoT alliV sralleC rodamA sdrayeniV CKT

yreniW llihtooF rodamA revaeD doowneR

sdrayeniV haodnanehS

L EB

yreniW yrotS

16

219

108

49

teuqceB

108

IDOL

znerF etatsE noboS

rettoredliW azzaiP alleB

DR NWOT ELD D IF

sÕgnuoY

yreniW eirA iD G C orOÕd arreT nevirD eremraK nojroB

yarB tsiuqnuR ffeJ matnaB selbaG eniN esuohenotS dadinireS
D
R

S EH AN DN HAO

ajlmeZ arboD repooC

attenipS selrahC

49

nipaL dnarG eL

Fiddletown

olleioiG lI

K

E

OTNEMARCAS OT
AR CA S DLO

O T N E M

88

124

104

egdiR arreiS

DR EGDIR

104

sdrayeniV

Jackson

tonevetS

49

Amador City

Sutter Creek

88

5

99

Sierra Foothills AVA

49

12

26

San Andreas

49

49

Mokelumne Hill

Calaveras

Murphys

SS

L

26

Fair Play

ING

Nevada City

Camino

BL

174

R MT. OLIVE

IND

Montoliva Winery

SHADY RD

Double Oak Winery

50

174

88

Solune Winegrowers

E16

D

4

noitatS

eriailliM

tonevetS

adoM aniV

D R E S D Y A H R P G R U M

agedoB

wolraH-emosweN

peehS kcalB

Amador
A D E C

4

.oC eniW nomoloS

49

ruS led

enotsnorI

Mariposa

ELIM

X

Angels Camp

4

kcoR

eniaraL

SAERDNA NAS OT

yreniW lliH hcnerF

26

kaO detsiwT

New Melones Lake
NOTKCOTS OT

ARONOS OT

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com
NOTKCOTS OT
D R L L IH

49

49 E18
C

Columbia
80
UN ION

65
20

SK CU B

N W T O W

R Y R A U Q
R

R A D E C

ADA MSO N
WOLF

ROS MAR E Y

E
RD

MIL LS T

YH
W Y

PIN E ST

COYO TE

GO LD F OR K

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

Open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm 707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free) Acme Fine Wines– 1080 Fulton Ln, St. Helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5 Adastra – 2545 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-4818 Open by appointment only Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Open by appointment only Ahnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8 Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071 Open by appointment only Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6 Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley Rd, Napa; 707 963-6071 Open by appointment only Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460 Open by appointment only Amuse Bouche Winery – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Open by appointment only Ancien – Napa; 707 255-3908 Open by appointment only Anderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600 Open by appointment only ANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 888 460-8463 Open daily 10-5 Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs Antica Napa Valley –3700 Soda Canyon, Napa; 707 257-8700 Open by appointment only ARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334 Open daily 10-5 Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairing Ariel Vineyards – 1312 Town Center, Napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3 Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West Lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020 Open by appointment only Arns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429 Open by appointment only ARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Atalon – 3299 Bennett Lane, Calistoga; 1-800-224-4090 Open daily 11-5 August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Open daily, 10:30-4:30 Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 Sun-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10 to 9 BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261 Open daily 10-4 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Open daily 10-5 Barclay & Browning Wines – St. Helena; 707 963-3185 Open by appointment only Barlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742 Open by appointment only Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075 Open by appointment only Beaulieu Vineyards – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Open daily 10-5 Beau Vigne – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 947-7058 Mon-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8 Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774 Open by appointment only Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 Open by appointment only BENESSERE WINERY – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings BENNETT LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Open daily 10-5:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings BERINGER VINEYARDS
COME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!

Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-6:00 Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-9463 2 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this ad Save up to $25

2000 Main Street, St. Helena | www.Beringer.com Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 Black Corden Vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860 Fri-Sat 11-4 or by appt Open by appointment only Open by appointment only

BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Open daily 10-5 Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Boeschen – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674 Open by appointment only Bouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Open daily 10:30-4 Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976 Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-Midnight Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 Open by appointment only Boyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353 Open by appointment only Bravante Vineyards – 300 Stone Ridge Rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 Open by appointment only Bremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5411 Daily 10-5 by appointment Brown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2435 Limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays Buehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155 Open by appointment only Buoncristiani Wine – P. O. Box 6946, Napa; 707 259-1681 Open by appointment only Burgess Cellars –1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment only Cade Winery – 360 Howell Mountain Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746 Open by appointment only Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. Helena; 707 963-7181 Open by appointment only Cain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616 Open by appointment only Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222 Open by appointment only Calafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114 Open by appointment only Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30 Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Thu-Mon 10-5 CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6 Cardinale – Tasting Room, 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-2643 Open daily 10:30-5 CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783 Open daily 10-5 Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointments CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Open daily 9:30-6 Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended Caymus Vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010 Open daily by appointment Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Open daily 12-6, Sat till 11 Ceja Family Vineyards – 1016 Las Amigas Rd, Napa 707 255-3954 Open by appointment only Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136 Open by appointment only Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 Open daily 10-4 CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229 Open daily 10:30-5 Charter Oak Winery – 831 Charter Oak Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2298 Open by appointment only Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284 Open by appointment only Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472 Open by appointment only Chateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Open daily 9:30-4 Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Open daily 10-5 Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. Helena; 707 968-0625 Mon-Fri 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sat-Sun by appt Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Open daily 10-4 CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-9100 Open Sat 10-4, Sun-Fri 11-4 Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707 Open by appointment only Continuum Estate – 1677 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 944-8100 Open by appointment only Corison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826 Open daily 10-5 by appointment CORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings CORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 948-6512 Daily 10-6 Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 Open daily 10-5:30 Crane Family Winery – 1051 Borrette Lane, Napa; 707 259-0175 Open by appointment only Crocker & Starr – St. Helena; 707-967-9111 Open by appointment only Cult Wine Central – Tasting Room, 40 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4:30 Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Open daily 10-5 Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Open daily 10-5 Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 Open daily 10:30-5

66

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS
David Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190 Open by appointment only Fontanella Family – 1721 Partrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big Rock Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3900 Open by appointment only Franciscan Vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 Open daily 10-5 FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 x107 Open by appointment FREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Open Daily 10-5 Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery Tours Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704 Open by appointment only G Cook – 264 N. Fork Crystal Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7760 Open by appointment only Gargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770 Open by appointment only Gemella Wines – Napa; 707 261-9855 Open by appointment only Girard Winery – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297; Open daily 10-6 Winery by appointment only Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766 Open daily by appointment Golden State Vintners – 401 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena; 707 963-2335 Daily 10-5 Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Open daily 10-4:30 Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-4437 Open by appointment only 10-5 GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-2784 Open daily 9:30-4:30 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings Groth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290 Open by appointment only Guffy – 1390 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 258-2532 Open by appointment only Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059 Open by appointment only Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open 11-6 Mon-Wed; 11-8 Thu-Sat; Sun 11-5 Haber Family Vnyds– 345 Pine Breeze Dr, Angwin; 914 804-9660 Open by appointment only HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700 Open by appointment only Hall St. Helena – 401 St. Helena Hwy So, St. Helena; 707 967-2620 Open daily 10-5:15 Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760 Open by appointment HdV Wines – 588 Trancas St, Napa; 707 251-9121 Open by appointment only Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Open Wed-Sun 11-4 Heitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Open daily 11-4:30 Helena View Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956 Open by appointment only Hendry – 3104 Redwood Dr, Napa; 707 226-8320 Open by appointment only Hess Collection – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144 Open daily 10-5:30 Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-6 Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10-6 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Open daily by appointment only 11-4 Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena; 707 963-2911 Open by appointment only Ilona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment only J. Doran – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 925 418-5630 Open by appointment J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Limited tours and tastings by appointment only James Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905 Open by appointment only James Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 Open by appointment only Jarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello Rd, Napa; 1-800-255-5280 Open by appointment only JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Open daily 10-6 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 First Street, Napa; 707 265-7711 Open daily 10-6 JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointmentBy appointment Last tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30 JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Open daily by appointment only 10-4 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juicebox – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 707 254-1212 Open daily by appointment only 9-5 Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment only Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Open by appointment only

DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARD
EST. 1860 LESS THAN 400 CASES/YEAR PRODUCED

Old Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting.
Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery. Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.

Open Fridays and Mondays 11-4 and other days by appointment. 825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidFultonWinery.com Del Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella Oaks Lane, Napa; 707 963-2805 Del Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134 Del Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134 Delectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252 Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189 DOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101 Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more Domaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 DOMINARI
Napa’s newest Classic! We invite you to come see our beautiful new space, and taste our stellar lineup of current releases, which features some of the Napa Valley’s most classic and sought after varietals.

Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open Mon-Fri by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-5

Open by appointment 7 days a week, 10 am to 4.30 pm 620 Trancas Street, Napa | 707-226-1600 | Dominari.com Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 Eeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena; 707 337-5526 EHLERS ESTATE
Join us in our historic stone building salon and beautiful olive grove. Tuesday thru Saturday, 11-4:30 – $25 for a current flight tasting Enjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points) All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research. For reservations, call 707-963-5972

Open by appointment, 10-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open appointment by only Open daily 12-4 by appointment only

3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena | For reservations, call 707.963.5972 El Molino Winery – St. Helena; 707 963-6021 Weekdays, by appointment only Elizabeth Rose – Poured at Cult Wine Central, 40 St. Helena Hwy,Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4 Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Open daily 10-6 Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504 Open by appointment only Elyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Open by appointment only 10-5 Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30 ETUDE
STOP IN AND SEE THE NEW TASTING ROOM

We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm. 2 for 1 Tasting with this ad (Save up to $25)

1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm 707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.com Failla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530 Open by appointment only Falcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Open daily 10-5 Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Open by appointment only 10-3 Farella-Park – 2222 N. Third Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489 Open by appointment only Fleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Open daily 10-4 Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723 FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Open daily 10-6 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-Tue 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings

67

WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Family owned producer of Estate Carneros Pinot Noir for 30 years.
Visit our beautiful winery on the Silverado Trail in St Helena to taste Estate Pinot Noir, single-vineyard Petite Sirah and a variety of other classic and esoteric varietals.

Open daily by appointment only, 11am to 4pm 1001 Silverado Trail South, St. Helena • (707) 963-5667 Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 259-5408 Daily by appointment 10-4:30 KooLooLoo Vineyard – 1004 Clinton Street, Napa; 707 815-6510 Tue-Sun 12-6 Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198 Open by appointment Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9750 Open by appointment only Ladera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 Open by appointment only Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Open daily 10-5 Lamborn Family Vnyds – Summit Lake Dr, Howell Mtn; 925 254-0511 Open by appointment only Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Open by appointment only 10-4 Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Open daily 10-5 Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-6289 Exclusive tastings by appoinment only Lion's Run Wines – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 287-0273 Open by appointment Lokoya – 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-1968 Open by appointment only Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 Open daily 11-6 Loos Family Wines – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 408 799-5938 Open by appointment LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361 Open daily 10-6 Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings LUNA VINEYARDS
The first winery on the left heading north on the Silverado Trail. Enjoy the salon-like atmosphere of this beautiful tasting room where you can sample Luna Vineyards’ highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio and other varietals at the magnificent tasting bar. Private tours, along with tastings in their gorgeous private reserve room, by appointment only.

Open daily 10-5, 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474 Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Open daily 10-5 Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Open daily 10-4 MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-6 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Fri-Sat 11-9 Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Sun 10-5 Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 10-5 Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490 Open by appointment Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 First St, Napa 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30 Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030 Open by appointment only McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186 Open by appointment only MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Open daily 10-6:30 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage Canyon Rd, Rutherford; 707 225-4367 Open by appointment only Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Open daily 10-5:30 Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 Open daily 11-5 MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394 Open by appointment only Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 530 219-6199 Open by appointment only MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Morey Cellars – Napa Call for information; 707 226-2348 Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295 Open by appointment Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993 Open by appointment only MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours

MurphyVineyards – 395 Crane Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2516 Open by appointment only NAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565 Open daily 10-6 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011 Open by appointment Napa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710 Open daily 10-4 Neal Family Vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800 Open by appointment Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000 Open by appointment Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8840 Open by appointment Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600 Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 by appt Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094 Open by appointment only O’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5 O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898 Open by appointment only Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707-944-9665 Open by appointment Olabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open Mon-Sun 11-6 OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Daily 10-5 Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30 Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4 Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718 Open by appointment only Page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6 (Closed Tuesdays) Page Wine Cellars – 520 California Blvd, #20, Napa; 707 944-2339 Open by appointment only Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587 Open daily by appointment Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504 Open by appointment Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 Open by appointment Fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 Sun Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683 Open by appointment Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890 Open by appointment Patz & Hall – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 Open Wed-Sun 10-4 Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770 Open by appointment Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 933-8352 Open by appointment only Pedras Wines – 5040 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 287-4925 Open by appointment only Peju – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Open daily 10-6 Peter Franus Wine Company – Napa; 707 945-0542 Open by appointment only Pheonix – 3175 Dry Creek Road, Napa; 877 374-6364 By advance appointment only Pina Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 Open daily 10:30-4:30 PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Open daily 10-4 Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt Porter Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 265-7980 Open by appointment only PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-PORT (7678) Open daily 10:30-4:30 Children & Pets OK Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949 Open by appointment Provenance – 1695 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-3633 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601 Open by appointment Quixote – 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2659 Open by appointment RAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-3141 Open daily 10-4 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours RAZI WINERY
New tasting room in Napa Valley ‘…taste our passion for wine in each style that we make.’ Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirs

Schedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm 3108 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley • (707) 224-4299 Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800 REYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30

68

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS
Rios Wine – 1334-B Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1376 Open daily 10:30-6:30 Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661 Open by appointment Road 31 Wine Co – Napa; 707 649-1200 Open by appointment only Robert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555 Open by appointment Robert Craig Winery – 625 Imperial Way, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Open by appointment ROBERT MONDAVI – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5 Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Open daily 10-4:30 Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004 Open by appointment ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Open daily 10-5 Wine & cheese pairing by appointment, daily 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25 Fri, Sat & Sun by appointment Round Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 By appointment Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Open daily 10-5 Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577 Open Tues-Sat by appointment Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025 Open by appointment Rustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353 Open by appointment Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Open daily 10-4:30 Rutherford Hill – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Open daily 10-5 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5251 Open daily 10-4:30 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592 Open Mon-Sat by appointment Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105 Open by appointment Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889 Open by appointment Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 Open daily 10-4 School House Vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240 Open by appointment Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882 Open by appointment Sciandri Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 277-4999 x3 Open by appointment Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339 Open by appointment SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. Helena Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 944-2945 Open daily 10:30-5 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2877 Open by appointment Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154 Open by appointment Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990 Fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-Thu by appointment Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930 Open by appointment only Silver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Open Mon-Sun 9-5 Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Open daily 10-5 Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Fri & Sat 11-4, Thu-Tue by appt Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-1770 Open daily 10-5 Sixteen by Twenty Wines – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860 Open by appointment only Sky Vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391 Open by appointment Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283 Open by appointment Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue Oak Lane, Napa; 707 812-4848 Open by appointment Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville Daily 10am-10pm Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8414 Open by appointment Spelletich Cellars – 425 Gateway Rd W, Napa; 707 363-5757 Open by appointment Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0134 Open by appointment Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-4188 Open by appointment ST. CLEMENT
“BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER” Two Years in a Row

2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard Tasting Save up to $25

2867 St. Helena North, St. Helena | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm 707-265-5000 | www.stclement.com St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 Open daily 10-5:30

St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463 Open by appointment St. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Open daily 10-5 Stags’ Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Open daily 10-4:30 Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9433 By advance appointment only Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198 Open by appointment Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477 Open by appointment Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272 Open daily 10:30-4:30 STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-Fri 10:30-5 Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Sat-Sun 10-5 Stoneheath Winery – Napa; 707 257-0701 Open by appointment Stonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8 Stony Hill Vineyard – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636 Open Mon-Fri 9-5 by appt only Storybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310 Open by appointment Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646 Open daily 11-5 by appointment SUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Summit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 Open by appointment SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500 Open by appointment TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 First Street, Napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9 Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-3593 Open by appointment Tayson Pierce – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636 By appointment only Teachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432 Open by appointment Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 Grant St. Calistoga; 707 337-5526 Tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340 Open by appointment The Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707 Open by appointment Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, Calistoga; 707 942-6504 Open by appointment only Tom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267 Open by appointment Toolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open daily 11-7 Tournesol Wine – Napa; 707 694-6073 Open by appointment only Trahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open daily 11-6 Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Open daily 10-4:30 Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027 Open by appointment Trespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804 Open by appointment TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Open daily 10-5 Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-1956 Open daily 11-7 Truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153 Open by appointment Tudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947 Open by appointment Tulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064 Open by appointment Turnbull Wine Cellars – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-4:30 Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, Napa; 707 265-7750 Tue-Sat 11-5 Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 Open Mon-Sat 9-4 Ubuntu Annex – Tasting Room, 1130 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, Thu-Fri 12-7, Sat 11-7, Sun 11-6 Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8 V Madrone – 3199 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573 Open by appointment V Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 Open daily 10-7 V. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5) Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS– 1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-8673 ext. 127 Open daily 10-5 Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130 Open daily 10-6 by appointment Verismo Wines – 100 Rapp Ln, Napa; 707 944 WINE (9463) Open by appointment only Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3816 Open by appointment VinRoc – Napa; 707 265-0943 Open by appointment Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995 Open daily 10-4:30 by appointment Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Open daily 10-5 by appointment

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

69

WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
Vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292 Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963.9425 Vintners Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485 Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 W. H. Smith– 1307 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B, Calistoga; 707 942-1194 WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 Whetstone Wine Cellars – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 254-0600 White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours White Rock Vineyard – Napa Whitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707 942-0840 William Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint Helena Hwy North, St. Helena; 707 963-6100 William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs WINE GARAGE – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798 Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046 X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522 Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800 Z-52 – Poured at Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Open by appointment Mon-Fri 10-2 by appointment Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment 10:30-4:30 Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-5:45 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily11-5 Open daily 10-5 Balletto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 B. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings B Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091 Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Benovia Winery – 339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4441 Benziger Family Winery – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 Bradford Mountain – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Rd; Glen Ellen 707 933-1726 Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1266 C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Captûre – Healdsburg; 707 395-0457 Carol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Cass Winery – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Cellar Door – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Cellar No. 8 – Poured at Asti Winery, 26150 Asti Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 800-838-4306 CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Chasseur – Sabastopol; 707 829-1941 Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-9011 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Open daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-4:30 By appointment 9am - 5pm daily Open daily 10-5 Sun-Wed 10:30-5, Thu-Sat 10:30-9 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter) Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 By appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open by appt, 11-4 Open daily 10:30-5 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6 Daily 10-5 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 11-6 By appointment only Fri 10 & 2 Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt

Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal

Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily by appointment only Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9 Daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-4:30

Wineries of Napa Valley – Tasting Room, 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 10-7:30, Sun 10-6

SONOMA COUNTY
A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Acorn Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440 Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 431-1174 ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 707 433-9154 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 Alegria Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440 ANABA WINES – 60 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Archipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Arnot-Roberts – Healdsburg; 707 820-1383 Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Atascadero Creek – 4114 Ross Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Open by appointment only Daily 11-5 by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment, Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Daily 11-5 by appointment Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11am-6pm Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 By appointment only Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5

CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERY
VOTED ‘BEST TASTING ROOM’

Enjoy Acclaimed Gardens • Gourmet Picnic Fare • Wines by the Glass 2 for 1 Tasting in the Visitor Center with this ad

8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood www.ChateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572 Christie Vineyards – 851 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg; 707 431-0662 CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Picnic Area Chronicle Wines – P. O. Box 1854, Sonoma; 707-255-5862 ext 120 Clarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210 CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings Clos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841 By appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only

Collier Falls – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Copain Wines – 7800 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-8822 Corda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt. Open by appointment onl

70

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS
D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow Ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826 Open daily by appointment D’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 Daily 11-5 Summer, 11-4 winter; tours available Dark Horse – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Dashe Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Da Vero – 106 Matheson Street, Plaza Farms, Healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Open daily by appointment David Coffaro – 7485 Dry Creek Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-9715 Open daily 11-4 David Noyes – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Davis Family Vnyds – 52 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3858 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment De La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711 Open daily 11-4:30, Mon-Fri by appt De Loach Vineyards – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 Open daily 10:30-5 DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-2000 Open daily 10:30-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Dehlinger – 4101 Vine Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378 Jan-Aug by appointment, Fridays only Del Carlo Winery – 4939 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1036 Open by appointment only Deux Amis – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7945 Open by appointment only Downtown Wines – 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Daily 11-6 DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Open daily 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Duchamp Estate – 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6665 Open by appointment only Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 By appointment only DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Dutton Estate – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5 Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 Grevenstein Highway North, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 Open daily 10-4:30 Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 857-1529 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Emeritus Vineyards– 2500 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 707 823-4464 Open by appointment Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6 Ensuenos – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Eric K. James – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560 Friday-Sunday 12-5:30 or by appointment ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525 Thu-Mon 11-5 Also poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 Open daily 10-5 F. Teldeschi – 3555 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5 Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma Hwy. 12; 707 833-4444 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-Feb Closed Tu-We FAVERO VNYDS – 3939 Lovall Valley Rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939 Open by appointment only – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal FERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6700 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD 113 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2222 Tue-Sun 11-6 Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Open daily 10-5 Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview Rd, Cazadero; 707 847-3661 Open by appointment Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Open daily 10-4:30 Freestone Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Thur-Mon 11-5 Friendly Dog Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5 Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers Fri) FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Gallo Family Vineyards – Tasting Room: 320 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2458 Open daily 10-6 Garden Creek Ranch– 2335 Geysers Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-8345 Open by appointment only Gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707 473-2909 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Geyser Peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, 22281 Chianti Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-2500 Open daily 10-5 GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Gofessel Vineyards– 20838 Burndale Road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801 Open by appointment only Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1645 Open by appointment Gourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-Thu 11-7 Graton Ridge – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 GRIEVE FAMILY – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Grove Street – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville; 707 433-2371 Sat 10-4 or by appt Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma Open daily 11-4:30 Hanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-4310 Open daily 10-4 5353 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371 Open daily 10-4 Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860 Open by appointment only Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-1756 Open daily 10-4:30 Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5 Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 573-8711 Open daily 10:30-5 HAUCK CELLARS – 223 Center St, Healdsbug; 707 473-9065 Open Thu-Mon 11:30-5, Fri & Sat til 7 Hawkes Wine – 6734 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295 Thu-Mon 10-5, Tue-Wed by appointment Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 Open daily 12-7 Hawley Wines – 36 North Street, Healdsburg; 707 473-9500 Open daily 11-6 Haywood Winery – 18000 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020 Open by appointment only Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 By appointment only Highway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Open daily 10-4 Hook and Ladder – 2027 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 546-5712 Open daily 10-4:30 HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6491 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 938-7622 Thu-Sun 11-6 IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Imagery Estate – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30 Inman Family – 3900 Piner Road, Santa Rosa; 707 395-0689 Fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt. Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –2040 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open by appointment only Iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 10-3:30 J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5 J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekends J Rickards Winery – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Tue-Sat 11-4 J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5 JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 10-5:30 Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Open daily 11-5 John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0123 Open by appointment only Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250 Open by appointment only Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 Laguna Rd, Forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30 Kachina – 4551 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 332-7917 Open by appointment only Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street E, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700 Open by appointment only Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4

Forth Vnyds – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Forth Vnyds – 2335 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0553 Open by appointment Foyt Family Wines – poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 10-5 Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Open daily 11-5 Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery Rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756 Open by appointment only

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

71

WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Fri-Mon 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours Keller Estate – 5875 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 Thu-Sun 11- 4:30 KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings KENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Open daily 10-5 Children & Pets OK Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Open daily 10-4:30 Kokomo – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0200 Open daily 11-4:30 Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Open daily 10-5 Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755 Open by appointment only Kunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 Open daily 10:30-4 La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, Healdsburg; 707 431-9400 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Lago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-2999 Open daily 10-4:40 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209 Open by appointment only Landmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10:30-4:30 LARSON FAMILY – 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma; 707-938-3031 Open daily 10-5 Poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 11-6 Laurel Glen – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm, Tue by appt LEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5 Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Leonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 352 262-0963 Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by appt Limerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Open daily 10-5 Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Thu-Mon 11-4:30 Littorai Wines – 788 Gold Ridge Rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586 Open by appointment only Locals Tasting Room – Corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707-857-4900 Open daily 11-6, Tue by appt Longboard Vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 Wed-Sat, Mon 11-6, Sun 11-5 (closed Tue) LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Open daily 11-5 Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours Lynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 Open daily 10-5 MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312 Open by appointment only MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780 Open by appointment only Macrae Family – at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment MADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30 MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052 Fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-Thur by appt – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Marimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Open daily 11-4 MARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 Open daily 10-5 Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1909 Open by appointment only Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 Open daily 10-4:30 MATRIX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804 Open daily 10-5 Mayo Family– 13101 Arnold Drive @ Highway 12, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Open daily 10:30-6:30 MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK MEADOWCROFT FAMILY – poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 10-6 Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707431-8845 Open daily 10-5 Meeker Vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Open daily 10:30-6 Mercury Geyserville – 20120 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-9870 Thu-Mon 11-7 Merriam Vnyds – 11650 Los Amigos Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4032 Open daily 10-5 Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050 Open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427 Open by appointment only Mietz Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Open daily 10-5 Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry Creek R Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-9499 Open by appointment only MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 Lytton Springs Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-4320 Open by appointment only MOONDANCE CELLARS
Formerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars produces small lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured by the winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery. Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)

Jack London Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen | 11-5 Thursday-Monday 707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com The Pup is always welcome MOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5499 Open daily 11-4:30 Mounts Family – 3901 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 292-8148 Open by appointment only Mueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Fri-Sun 11-5 Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6 Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 942-6180 Open by appointment only Nalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Sat 12-5, Sun & Fri by appt Nicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Open daily 10-6 Novy Family – 980 Airway Ct, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Open by appointment daily 10-3 Occidental Road Cellars – 707 874-9401 Open Sat 1-4 Optima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222 Open by appointment only Orchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5 Owl Ridge – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148 Open by appointment only Palmeri – Poured at Terroirs Artisan Wines, 21001 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 Open daily 11-4:30 PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-WINE Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours PARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open daily 11-6 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Parmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open by appointment only Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Open daily 11-5 Pasterik Vnyd – 3491 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4655 Open by appointment only Pastori Winery – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418 Open by appointment only Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879 Open by appointment only Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Open daily 10-4:30 Pellegrini Family– 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Pendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732 Open by appointment only Peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 No, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111 Open by appointment only Peterson – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Bldg #7, Healdsburg; 707-431-7568 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 Open by appointment Pezzi King Vnyds – Old Roma Station, 412 Hudson St , Healdsburg; 707 431-9388 Open by appointment only Portalupi – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Porter Creek – 8735 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6321 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Open daily 11-4:30 Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 Open daily 11-5 RH – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Ravenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Open daily 10-4:30 Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4365 Open daily 11-5 Richardson Winery – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6 Ridge Vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 Open daily 11-4 Sum; Fri-Sun till 5 River Road Vnyds – 5220 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130 Open by appointment only Roadhouse Winery – 107B W. North Street, Healdsburg; 707 922-6362 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sun 12-7

72

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS
Robert Hunter – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6 Robert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood Rd, Fulton; 707 578-1601 Thu-Mon 10-4 Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Open daily 10-4:30 Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 Open by appointment only Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma Open daily 11-6 Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305 Thu-Mon 11-4, Tue-Wed by appt Rocking Z – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Open daily 10-5 ROESSLER – 380 First St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 Open daily 11-6 ROOTS IN SONOMA
A wine tasting experience where the roots run deep. LARSON FAMILY WINES MEADOWCROFT FAMILY OF WINES Located in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot that features a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.

Open Daily 11-6 • 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090 Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Thur-Sun 12-6 Rued – 3863 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1569 Open daily 11-4:30 Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser Rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 Open daily 10-4 Russian River Vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Open daily 11-5 Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138 Open by appointment only Saini Vineyards – 918 Ridge View Dr; Healdsburg; 707 799-0272 Open by appointment only Sapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 Thurs-Mon 11-4:30 Saracina/Atrea – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Open daily 10-4 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992 Open daily 11-5 SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area SEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 Open daily 10-5 Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed Sebastopol Vineyards – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5 Seghesio Winery – 14730 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Open daily 10–5 Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Open daily 11-5 Sheldon – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755 Sat-Sun 2-7 or by appt Siduri Wines – 980 Airway Dr, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3 Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 942-7026 Mon-Sat 9-5, tours by appt Simi Winery – 16275 Healsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-6981 Open daily 10-5 SL Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Sojourn Cellars –141 E. Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753 Daily 10-5 by appointment SONOMA-CUTRER – Windsor, 707 528-1181 By appointment only, Thu-Mon 11-4 SONOMA-ENOTECA – 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue hours seasonal Sonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Pealuma; 707 769-5203 Mon-Sat 12-5 Souverain – At historic Asti, 26150 Asti Post Office Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5 ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674 Open daily 9-5 by appointment Staley – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Starlite Vineyards – 5511 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 431-1102 Open daily 11-5 Stephen & Walker – 243 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8749 Open daily 10-6 Stonestreet Alexander Mountain – 7111 Highway 128; 707 473-3333; Healdsburg Open daily 10-5 Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Open daily 10:30-5 Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda Rock Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7745 Open by appointment only SUNCÉ WINERY – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Open daily 10:30-5 Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4

Talty – 7127 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8438 Open by appointment only Tara Bella – 3701 Viking Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 544-9049 Open by appointment only Teira Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5 Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8031 Open daily 11-5 Three Alarm – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8, later on weekends Thumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Open daily 11-6. Fri & Sat 11-7 Tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 Fri-Sun 11-4, Mon-Thu by appt Toad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 Open daily 10:30-5:30 TOPEL – Tasting Room in Healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 Open daily 11-7 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food Pairings TRENTADUE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Open daily 10-5 Tres Hermanas – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Thur-Sun 10-5 Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 Open daily 10-5 Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5 Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6 Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5590 Open by appointment only Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Open daily 10-4:30 Vérité – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800 273-0177 Open by appointment only Viansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Open daily 10-5 Vintners Signatures –4001 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 857-3300 Open daily 10:30-5 VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS
Our wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Room or through our Wine Club Enoteca. We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.

9077 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood • Open Daily 10am-5pm 707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.com Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 River Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-5166 Open by appointment only Wellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Open daily 11-5 Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Thur-Mon 11-5 White Oak Vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-8429 Open daily 10-5 Williamson – 134 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-1500 Open daily 11-7 WILSON – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Windsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 Hillview Rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050 Open by appointment only Wine Tree Farm – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Woodenhead – 5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 887-2703 Open Thu-Mon 10:30-4:30 Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8511 Fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointment XYZin – Poured at Geyser Peak, 22281 Chianti Rd, Healdsburg; 707 857-2500 Open daily 10-5 Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open daily 11-4:30

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
Ahlgren Vineyard – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 800 338-6071 Sat 12-4 or by appointment Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Road, Corralitos; 831 728-5172 Sat 12-5 or by appointment Aptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680 Open by appointment only Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, Capitola; 831 462-1065 Open daily 11-6 Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 Open daily 12-5 Beauregard – 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-WINE Open daily 11-5 Big Basin Vnyds – 830 Memory Ln, Boulder Creek; 831 621-8028 Open by appointment only Big Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 831 621-8028 Thu-Mo 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7 Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396 Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointment Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789 Open daily 12-close

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

73

WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120 Open by appointment only BURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Byington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Open daily 11-5 Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Open daily 11-4:30 Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Open daily 9-6 Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5 Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Wed-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10, Mon 4-10, Tue 4-12 Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977 Open by appointment only Cinnabar – 23000 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-5858 Special events and by appointment only Clos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 800 ITS-WINE Open daily 11-5 Clos Tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235 Open by appointment only COOPER-GARROD – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, Tours Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa Cruz; 831 425-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5 Creekview Vineyards – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 Open by appointment Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5 David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointment Domenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5 Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443 By appointment only Equinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 Some Sat, call for appointment FLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Tue-Sun 12-6 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Children Welcome Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986 Open by appointment only Fortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10-5 Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5 Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133 Open by appointment only Heart’s Fire – 165 Cristich Lane, Unit K, Campbell; 1st Sun of the month 1-4 Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 9-5 Hillcrest Terrace – 429B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-1500 Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointment HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Open daily 10-5 Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Open Daily 12-5 Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 Open daily 10-5 Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551 Open by appointment only La Honda – 2645 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City; 650 366-4104 Open by appointment only La Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Open daily 10-5 Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Open daily 11-5 LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Martin Ranch – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Open third weekend of each month 12-5 Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Open by appointment only MJA Vineyards – 328A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 421-9380 Thu-Sun 12-6 Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938 Open 3rd Sat-Sun or by appointment Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pe dro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5 Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Fri-Sun 12-5 Mount Eden Vnyds – 22020 Mr. Eden Rd, Saratoga; 409 867-5832x10 Open by appointment only, tours, no tasting Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821 Open by appointment only Muns Vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663 Open by appointment only Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871 Special events & by appointment Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Special events & by appointment Odonata – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5 Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5 Osocalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 Open by appointment only P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-0172 Open by appointment only Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment only Pelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5 Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5 Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601 Sat 11-4, Sun by appointment Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 Summer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4, Winter by appointment POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 Open daily 10-5 Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500 Sat-Sun 12-5:30 or by appointment Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 Summer Sat-Sun 11-5, Winter Sat-Sun 11-4 River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 Open by appointment only Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5 SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5 Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Open daily 11-5 Silver Mountain – off Old San Jose-Soquel Rd Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278 Sat 12-4 by appointment Silver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Thu-Sun 12-5 Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Open daily 12-5 Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552 Fri-Sun 12-5 Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4 Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Open daily 12-5 Summerayne – Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638 Open by appointment only Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5 Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Thu-Mon 12-5 Team Zin – 830-3 Jury Court, San Jose; 408 445-2508 1st Sun of the month Testarossa Vineyards – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Open daily 11-5 Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5 Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Tue-Sun 12-5 Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa Cruz; 831 471-2705 Open by appointment only Vinocruz – Abbott Square on Cooper Street, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6 VINE HILL – 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Open third weekend each month 12-5 & special events Vino Tabi – 334C Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426 1809 Mon-Tue by appt, Wed-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5 Windy Oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463 Sat, Apr-Oct 12-4 Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain Rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144 Open by appointment only Zayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992 Special events & by appointment CARMEL VALLEY Bernardus – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Open daily 11-5 Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Open daily 11-5 Boëté at Valley Hills Tasting Rm– 7156A Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5 Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Summer 12-6 daily, Winter 12-5 Cima Collina – San Carlos, between Ocean & 7th, Carmel; 831 620-0645 Thur-Mon 11- 6 Galante Vineyards – between Ocean & 7th, Dolores; Carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6 Georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Open daily 11-5 Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Open daily 11-6 Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Open daily 11-5 Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 Fri-Sun 11-5 MORGAN WINERY – 204 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel; 831 626-3700 Open daily 11-6 Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Wed-Sun 11-5 Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Open daily 11-5:30 Rancho Cellars – 26340 Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel; 831 625-5646 Mon-Sat 11-6 Talbott Vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Open daily 11-5 MONTEREY WINERIES

74

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS
A Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 Cannery Row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Open daily 10-6 Bargetto Winery – 700 Cannery Row Suite G, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Open daily 11-6 Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Open daily 12-6 Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090 Open by appointment only Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149 Mon-Fri by appointment only Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 Thu-Mon 11-6:30 Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831-6569463 Open daily 11-7 Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Open daily 11-5 Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 Open daily 10-6 SALINAS VALLEY A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Fri 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4 Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Open by appointment only Chalone Vineyards – Stonewall Canyon Rd (Hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717 Sat-Sun 11:30-5, weekdays by appt De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176 Open by appointment only HAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-Fri 11-4 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5 Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5 Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 11-4 Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 11-5 Ray Franscioni – 132720 River Road; Gonzales; 831 455-1096 Open by appointment only Scheid Vineyards – 1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 Open daily 11-5 Ventana Vineyards – 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5 Wrath Wines – 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 Thu-Mon 11-4:30 Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Open daily 11-5 Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 Open Fr-Mo 11-4:30 Le Vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304 Open by appointment only Lolonis Vineyards – 1905 Rd D, Redwood Valley; 707 485-7544 Open by appointment Londer Vineyards – 14051 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-3900 Thu-Mon 11-5 Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 Ell River Rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 WINE (9463) Open by appointment only Maple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 Open daily 10:30-5 Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View Rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243 Open by appointment McDowell Valley – 13380 S. Hwy 101, Hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. Hwy 101 Suite #5, Hopland; 707 744-8463 Open daily 10-5 McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Open daily 10-5 Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Open daily 10-5 Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 800-564-2582 Open daily10-5 Monte Lago Winery – Clear Lake, 510-599.LAGO Open by appointment only Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 Fri - Sun 11-5 Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213 By appt Navarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Open daily 10-5 Noggle Vineyards & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Oster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257 Open by appointment Pacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Open daily 11-5 Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 707 463-5357 Open daily 10-5 Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5 Philo Ridge – Call for an appoinment on weekends, 707 489-2303 Ployez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Open daily 11-5 Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5 Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Mon-Tue 12-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30, Sun 11-5 Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1671 Open daily 10-5 SCHARFFENBERGER CELLARS – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Shannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5 Shed Horn Cellars – Socrate Mine Road, Middletown; 707 987-4716 By appt Silversmith Vineyards – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30 Sol Rouge – P.O. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000 By appt Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 October-March 10-5 Daily, April-September 10-6 Daily Steele Wines – 4350 Thomas Drive, Lakeport; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5 Terrill Cellars and Tuscan Village – 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake; 707 252-8444 Daily 10-4p Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Open daily 11-5 Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Nice; 707 274-9373 Open daily 10-5 Weibel Family Winery and Vineyards – 13300 Buckman Dr., Hopland; 707 744-2200 Open Daily 10-5 Whaler Vineyards – 6200 E Side Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355 Open by appointment only Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 Open daily 10-5 Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6 ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 Open Daily 10-5 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Barra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5 Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069 Open daily11-8 Bell Hill Vineyards– 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7 Brassfield Estate– 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895 Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in Winter Breggo Cellars – 11001 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Open daily 11-5 Brutocao Cellars – 7000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily 10-6 Ceago Del Lago – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5 Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill Creek Rd, Ukiah; 707.462.7146 Open by appointment only Claudia Springs – 1810 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Summer: Fri-Mon 11-5; Winter Fri-Sun 11-5 Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs Rd. N., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651 May-Oct, Fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1129 Open by appointment only Eden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 Open by appointment Elke Vineyards – 12351 Hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 Open by appointment only Esterlina – 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo; 707 895-2920 Open by appointment only Fetzer Vineyards – Hwy 175, Hopland; 707 744-1250 Open daily 9-5 Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 Frey – 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5177 Mon-Frid 10-5, by appointment Goldeneye Winery – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Open daily 11-4 Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707 744-8466 Open daily 10-5 Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 10-5 Guiseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401School Way, Redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 Open by appointment only Handley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2190 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 E. State Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-9400 Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5 Horne – 2200 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069 Open weekends 10-6, weekdays by appt. Husch Vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3216 Open daily 10-5 JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 877-462-0666 Open daily 10-5 Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4 Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995 By appt

SUISUN VALLEY
Blacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt Blue Victorian Vineyards – 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., Fairfield; 707 422-8025 Daily 10-5 King Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy Road, Suisun City; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5 Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt Tenbrink Vineyards – 4185 Chadbourne Road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334 Sat & Sun 12-5 or by appt Suisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by app

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

75

WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
Vezer Family Tasting Room – 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield; 707 429-3958 Daily 10-5 Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025 Tours & tasting by appointment only Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed by appt Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 10-5 Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco Rd, Livermore; 925 294-8647 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Occasio – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Fri-Sun 12 to 5 Page Mill– 1960 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30 Fri-Sunday & by appointment Red Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4 Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5:30 Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 408-209-9498 Fri-Sun 12-5 Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Open daily 12-4:30 Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 Tamas Estate – 5489 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Open daily 12-4:30 Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Fri-Sun 12-5 Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5 Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5 Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5 Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 Open daily 11-4:30 Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Open daily 11-6:30 Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5 White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Thu-Mon 12-4:30 Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411 Open by appointmentViano Vineyards

YOLO COUNTY
Berryessa Gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 Mon-Sat 12-4 Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Thurs-Sat 4:30-8:30 Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 12-5, Mon-Fri by appointment Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 Hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 Open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointment Carvalho Family – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5 Heringer Estates – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1227 Thu-Sun 11-5 Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-5t Satiety Vineyards – 40101 County Rd 25A, Woodland; 530 661-0680 Mon-Fri 7-6, Sat-Sun 11-6 Solomon Wine Co. – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Three Wine Company– poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 707 933-9752 Wed-Sun 11-5 Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Fri-Sun 11-5 Turkovich Family Wines– 304 Railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 Thu&Sun 12-5, Fri&Sat 12-9

BAY AREA/LIVERMORE
Bent Creek Winery – 5455 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-6320 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Big White House – 6800 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4 Cedar Mountain – 7000 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4 Charles R Vnyds – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd, Livermore; 925 454-3040 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Vly; 510 582-9900 Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays) Concannon – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Open daily 11-4:30 Crooked Vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8156 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, Sun 11-4:30 Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510 304-0914 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 452-1800 Thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by appt Deer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Fri-Sun 11-5 Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo Road, Livermore; 925 584-6494 Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointment el Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Fri-Sun 12-5 Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Sat-Sun 12-5 Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Fri-Sun 12-5 GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Hidden Creek – 5937 Graham Ct, Suite B, Livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE Thu-Sun 12-6 La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Open daily 12-4 Las Positas Vineyards – 682 Pinnacle Pl, Livermore; 925 989-0857 Sat-Sun 12-5 Lavish Laines Winery – Tasted at Good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, Livermore; 925 321-0373 Fri-Sun 11-5 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30 Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Wed 4-9, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE Sat-Sun 12-5 Marr Cellars – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5 McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Miramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment only Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-6 Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Bloomfield Vnyd– 633 First Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463 Wed-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714 Open by appointment Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900 Open by appointment Hannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5 Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette; 925 283-1245 Open by appointment New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley Road, Martinez; 925 366-8463 Open by appointment Odisea Wine Co. – 963 Redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662 Open by appointment Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, Concord; 925 771-7107 Sat 12-4 or by appt. Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley Sat-Sun 12-5 Parkmon Vineyards – 55 Laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980 Open by appointment Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook Court, Walnut Creek; 925-988-9463 Open by appointment Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord; 925 219-2279 Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt. Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 Elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463 Open by appointment Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465 Wed-Mon 9-5pm

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
Abundance Vnyds –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Open daily 11-6 Akin Estates – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8115 Wed. Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Thu-Sun 11-5 Boitano Family – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 286-1595 Fri-Sun 12-5 Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at Clements Ridge, 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 334-4338 Fri-Sun 11-5 Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 Open daily 12-5 Bota Box – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 Brazin – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 Brice Station – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-5280 Sat-Sun 12-5 CellarDoor – 21 N. School Street, Lodi; 209 339-4394 Tue-Wed 12-6, Thu-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5 Chocoholics Divine Desserts – 18819 E. Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3320 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-6 Clements Ridge – 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3850 Sat-Sun 11-5 Cosentino Winery – 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8014 Open daily 10-5:30 d‘Art Wines – 13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi; 209 334-9946 Fri-Sun 12-5 Dancing Coyote – 3125 E Orange St., Acampo; 800 958-8524 Fri-Sun 11-5

76

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS
Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School St., Lodi; 209 366-2634 Tue-Wed 7-6, Thu-Fri 7-9, Sat 8-9, Sun 9-3 Delicato Family – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 Fog Head Wines – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 Gnarly Head – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 Gnaughty Vines – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 Gnekow Family Winery– 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Open daily 11-5 Grady Family – tasted at Woodbridge Uncorked, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Grand Amis – 115 North School Street, Suite 5, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Fri-Sun 1-5 Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat 11-5, Sun 12:30-5 Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Thu-Sun 12-5 Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5 Housley’s Century Oak – 22211 Lower Sacramento, Acampo; 209 334-3482 Sat 12-4 or by appt Irony – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 Daily 12-5 La Vida Dulce – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3966 Fri-Sun 11-5 LangeTwins Winery – 1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo; 209 334-9780 Open by appointment only Lobo Loco Wines – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 916 687-4767 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 2545 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 365-0261 Open daily 10-5 Lodi Wine Cellars/Benson Ferry – 112 Pine St., Lodi; 209 365-6622 Tues-Thu 3 -9, Fri-Sun 3-12 Loredona – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 Thu-Sun 12-4:30 M2 Wines – 1376 East Turner Road Suite D, Lodi; 209 339-1071 Fri-Sun 11-5 Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 Thu-Mon 11-5 Maley/Weibel – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-9463 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368 Fri-Sun11-5 McCormack Williamson – 3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 Fri-Sun 11-5 Michael~David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Open daily 10-5 Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3860 Open by appointment only Mokelumne Oaks – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 339-1108 Thu-Sun 12-5 Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12 (Victor Road), Lodi; 209 369-4758 Daily 10-5 Omega Cellars– 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Wed-Sun 10-5 Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Thu-Sun 12-5 Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Sat-Sun 11-5 Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent Road, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Sat-Sun 12-4 Spenker Winery – 17303 N. De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467 Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt only St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646 Open by appointment only St. Jorge Winery – 22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo; 209 365-0202 Fri-Sun 11-5 Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3314 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-6 Stone Garden – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 728-1483 Fri-Sun 12-6 The Coliseum – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 747-7733 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri-Sun 11-6 Twisted – Tasted at Delicato Vineyards, 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Open daily 11-5 Viaggio Estate & Winery – 100 E. Taddei Rd., Lodi; 209 368-1378 Fri-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6 Vicarmont Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Sat-Sun 12-5 Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Thu-Mon 12-5 Vino Piazza – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 800-939-2566 Open daily 12-5 Watts – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Woodbridge Uncorked – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 WOODBRIDGE – 5950 Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by Appt Sat-Sun 12-5 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Open daily 10:30-4:30

SIERRA FOOTHILLS
AMADOR COUNTY Amador Cellars – 11093 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6150 Open daily 11-5 Amador County Wine Cellar– 14207 Hwy 49, Amador City; 209 267-0104 Fri-Sun 11-6 & holidays Amador Foothill Winery – 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, 209 245-6307 Fri-Sun 12-5 Avio – 14520 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1515 Fri-Sun 11-5 Bantam Cellars – 10851 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6677 Open Daily 11-4 Bella Piazza – 19900 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4600 Open daily 10-5 Borjon Winery – 10590 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3087 Fri-Sun 11-4 Bray Vineyards – 10590 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6023 Fri-Mon 10-5 C.G. Di Arie – 19919 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4700 Thurs-Mon 10-4:30 Charles Spinetta Winery – 12557 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3384 Mon, Thu, Fri 8-4, Sat-Sun 9-5 Clos Du Lac Cellars – 3151 Hwy 88/Jackson Vlly Rd, Ione; 209 274-2238 Wed-Sun 10-4 Convergence Vnyds – 14650 Hwy 124, Plymouth; 209 245-3600 Fri-Sun 10-5 Cooper Vineyards – 21365 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6181 Thu-Mon 11-4:45 or by appt Deaver Vineyards – 12455 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4099 Open daily 10:30-5 Dillian Wines – 12138 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3444 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Dobra Zemlja Winery – 12505 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3183 Open daily 10-5 Driven Cellars– 12595 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4545 Fri-Mon 10-5 Drytown Cellars – 16030 Hwy 49, Drytown; 866-379-8696 Fri-Sun 11-5 Gold Hill Winery – Poured at Sutter Creek Wine Tasting, 85 Main Street, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838 Daily 11-6 Gold Hill Vineyard – 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522 Thu-Sun 10-5 or by appt Jeff Runquist Wines – 10776 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6282 Fri-Sun 11-5 Karly – 11076 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3922 Open daily 12-4 Karmére – 11970 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-5000 Daily 11-5 Le Mulet Rouge – Poured at Sutter Creek Wine Tasting, 85 Main Street, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838 Daily 11-6 Morse Wines/Il Gioiello Winery– 22355 Lawrence Rd, Fiddletown; 209 245-3395 Sat-Sun 11-5 Nine Gables – 10778 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3949 Thu-Sun 11-5 Nua Dair Vineyards – 13825 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 245-5567 Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30 Renwood – 12225 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6979 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Scott Harvey – 79 Main St., Sutter Creek; 209 267-0122 Thu-Mon 11-5 Shenandoah Vineyards – 12300 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4455 Open daily 10-5 Sierra Ridge Vnyd – Poured at Sutter Creek Wine Tasting, 85 Main Street, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838 Daily 11-6 Sierra Ridge Vnyd – 14110 Ridge Rd., Sutter Creek; 209 267-1316 Daily 11-6 Sobon Estate – 14430 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6554 Open daily 9:30-5 Stone House Vineyard – 10861 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6888 Thu-Sun 12-5 Stoneridge Winery – 13862 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 223-1761 Open by appointment only Story Winery – 10525 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6208 Daily Sum 11-5, Win 11-4 Sutter Creek Wine Tasting – 85 Main St, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838O Open daily 11-6 Tanis Vineyards – 13120 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 274-4807 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 TKC Vineyards – 11001 Valley Dr, Plymouth; 209 245-6428 Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5 or by appt Terra D’Oro/Montevina – 20680 Shenandoah Schl Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6942 Open daily 10-4:30 Terre Rouge/Easton Wines– 10801 Dickson Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3117 Fri-Mon 11-4 Villa Toscano – 10600 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3800 Open daily 10-5 Vino Noceto – 11011 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6556 Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 11-5 Wilderotter Vineyard – 19890 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6016 Fri-Mon 10:30-5 Young’s Vineyard – 10120 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3005 Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10:30-4 CALAVERAS COUNTY Albeno Munari Winery – 2690 San Domingo Rd, Murphys; 209 728-3436 Open daily 11-5 Beaux Chevaux – 466B Main St, Murphys; 209-728-1000 Fri-Sun 11-5 Black Sheep Winery – 221 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2157 Daily 11-5 Bodega Del Sur Winery– 457C Algiers St, Murphys; 209 728-9030 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

77

WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
Brice Station – 3353 E. Hwy 4, Murphys; 209 728-9893 Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment Broll Mountain – 106 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9750 Sat-Sun 1-5 Chatom Vineyards – 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat; 209 736-6500 Open daily 11-5 Chiarella Wines – 431 Main St., Murphys; 209 728-8318 Fri- Sun, 12-5 Domaine Becquet – 2173 Highway 12 East, Valley Springs; 209 772-1303 Wed-Sun 11-5 Domaine Becquet – 415 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8487 Summer Thu-Sun 11-6, Winter Fri-Sun 11-6 French Hill Winery – 8032 So. Main St, Mokelumne Hill; 209 286-1800 Tue-Sun 11-5 French Hill Winery – 4888 Main Street, Murphys; 209-728-8022 Winter Fri-Sun 11-5, Summer Thu-Mon 11-5 Frog’s Tooth Vineyards – 380 Main St. Ste 5, Murphys; 209 728-2700 Fri 1-5, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5, Mon 12-5 Hatcher Winery – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 605-7111 Fri-Sun 11-5, Mon-Thu 12-5 Indian Rock – 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-8514 Fri-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-5 Irish Vineyards – 2849 Hwy 4, Vallecito; 209 736-1299 Mon,Tue, Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Ironstone Vineyards – 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys; 209 728-1251 Open daily 10-5 Laraine Winery– 3675 Six Mile Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-4766 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Lavender Ridge – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2441 Open daily 11-5 Milliaire Winery – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1658 Open daily 11-5 Muir’s Legacy – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-0500 Open daily 11-5 Newsome-Harlow – 403 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9817 Mon, Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5 Renner Winery – Hwy 4 and Little John Road, Copperopolis; 209 785-3649 Thu & Sun 12 -5, Fri & Sat 12-6 Solomon Wine Co. – 397-A Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8290 Wed-Fri 1-5, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Tanner Vineyards – 202 Main St., Murphys; 209 728-8229 Sun-Thu 1-5, Fri& Sat 12-5:30 Twisted Oak – 4280 Red Hill Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-9080 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Twisted Oak – 350 Main Street, Murphys; 209 736-9080 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30 Vina Moda – 147 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1917 Sat 12-6 Zucca Mountain – 431 Main St, Murphys; 209 736-2949 Open daily 12-5 EL DORADO COUNTY Auriga Wine Cellars – 3500 Carson Rd, D2, Camino; 530 647-8078 Fri-Sun 11-5 Barkley Homestead Winery– 8230 Stoney Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-6783 Sat-Sun 11-5 Boa Vista Orchard/Winery – 1709 Carson Rd, Placerville; 530 622-5522 Open daily 9-5 Boeger Winery – 2952 Carson Road, Placerville; 530 622-8094 Open daily 10-5, Summer: Fridays ’til 8 Busby Cellars – 6375 Grizzly Flat Rd, Somerset; 530 344-9119 Fri-Sun 11-5 Cantiga Wineworks – 5980 Meyers Lane, Somerset; 530 621-1696 Fri-Sun 11-5 Cedarville Vnyd – 6320 Marestail Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-9463 Open by appointment only Charles B. Mitchell – 8221 Stoney Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3467 Open daily 11-5 Chateau Rodin – 4771 Green Hill Rd, Placerville; 530 622-6839 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Chateau Routon – 2800 Omo Ranch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5818 Sat-Sun 11-5 Chevalier Winery – 5720 French Creek Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-1676 Sat-Sun 12-5 Tasting Room – 2530 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 888 802-9321 Sat-Sun 12-5 Colibri Ridge – 6100 Gray Rock Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7255 Fri-Sun 11-5 Crystal Basin Winery – 3550 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-1767 Open daily 11-5 David Girard Vineyards – 741 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville; 530 295-1833 Thu-Sun 11-5 dkcellars – 7380 Vineyard View Dr, Fair Play; 530 620-1132 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fenton Herriott – 120 Jacquier Ct, Placerville; 530 642-2021 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Fitzpatrick Winery – 7740 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3248 Wed-Mon 11-5 Fleur de Lys – 7696 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2246 Fri-Sun 11-5 Gold Hill Winery – 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522 Thur-Sun 10-5 or by appointment Granite Springs – 5050 Granite Springs Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-6395 Sat-Sun 11-5 Iverson Vineyards – 8061 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7474 Thur-Mon 11-5 High View Vineyards – 304 Main St, Placerville; 530 344-8488 Mon-Thu 3-7, Fri 3-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 2-6 Holly’s Hill Winery – 3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville; 530 344-0227 Open daily 10-5 Jodar Vineyards – 3405 Carson Court, Camino; 530 644-3474 Open daily 11-5 Latcham Vineyards – 2860 Omo Ranch Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-6642 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Lava Cap – 2221 Fruitridge, Placerville; 530 621-0175 Open daily 11-5 Madrona Vineyards – 2560 High Hill Road, Camino; 530 644-5948 Open daily 11-5 Mais Fica Winery – 3395 Kincade Dr, Placerville; 530-344-0725 Open by appointment Mining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Thur-Sun 11-5 Miraflores Winery – 2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville; 530 647-8505 Open daily 10-5 Mount Aukum Winery – 6781 Tower Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-1675 Open daily 11-5 Narrow Gate Vyds – 4282 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 530 644-6201 Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5 Oakstone Winery – 6440 Slug Gulch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5303 Wed-Sun 11-5 ParaVi Vineyards – 2875 Larsen Dr, Camino; 530 647-9463 Open daily 11-5 Perry Creek Vnyds – 7400 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5175 Open daily 11-5 Picchetti Winery Tstg Rm – 3135 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe; 530 541-1500 Open daily 11-5 Shadow Ranch – 5050 Granite Springs Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2785 Fri-Sun 11-5 Sierra Oaks Estates – 7050 Fairplay Road, Fair Play; 530 620-7079 Wed-Sun 11-5 Sierra Vista Winery – 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville; 530 622-7221 Open daily 10-5 Single Leaf Vineyards – 7480 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3545 Wed-Sun 11-5 Sogno Winery – 3046 Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 672-6968 Sat-Sun 11-6 Stone’s Throw – 3541 North Canyon Rd, Camino; 530 622-5100 Thur-Sun 11-5 Synapse Wines – 304 Main St, Placerville; 530 626-9463 Mon-Thu 3-7, Fri 3-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 2-6 Toogood Estate Winery – 7280 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-1910 Open daily 11-5:30 Ursa Vineyards –5951 Mr. Aukumn Rd, Somerset; 530 647-2646 Sat-Sun 11-5 Van Der Vijver Estate – 7451 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3210 Wed-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sun 11-5 Venezio Vineyard – 5821 Hwy 49, Coloma; 530 885-9463 Wed-Sun 11-5 Windwalker Vnyds – 7360 Perry Creek, Fair Play; 530 620-4054 Daily 11-5 Winery by the Creek – 8085 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2402 Thu-Sun 11-5 Wofford Acres – 1900 Hidden Valley Rd, Camino; 530 626-6858 Thu-Sun 11-5 MERCED COUNTY Red Rock Winery – 7326 E. Hwy 140, Merced; 209 722-7625 Open daily 10-5 NEVADA COUNTY Avanguardia – 13028 Jones Bar Rd, Nevada City; 530 274-9482 Sat-Sun 12-5 Burch Hall – 108 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 272-7000 Open daily 12-5 Coufos Cellars – 10065 Rough & Ready Rd, Rough & Ready; 530 274-2923 Sat-Sun 12-5 Double Oak – 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City; 530 292-3235 Sat 11-5 Feb-Dec or by appointment Indian Springs – 303 Broad St, Nevada City; 530 478-1068 Sun-Thu 11:30-5, Fri-Sat 11:30-6 Lucchesi Vineyards – 167 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 274-2164 Open daily 11-6 Montoliva Vineyard – 15629 Mount Olive Rd, Chicago Park; 530 346-6577 Sat-Sun 12-4 Naggiar Vineyards – 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley; 530 268-9059 Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appt Nevada CityWinery –321 Spring Street, Nevada City; 530 265-9463 Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun-Thu 12-5 Pilot Peak Winery – 12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley; 530 432-3321 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sierra Knolls – 19635 Kingswood Ct, Grass Valley; 530 268-9225 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sierra Starr – 209 W. Main Street, Grass Valley; 530 477-8282 Wed-Mon 12-5 Smith Vineyard – 13577 Dog Bar Rd, Grass Valley; 530 273-7032 Sat 1-5 Mar-Dec or by appt Solune Winegrowers – 16303 Jewett Lane, Grass Valley; 530 271-0990 Sat-Sun 12-5 Szabo Vineyards – Gold Fork Rd, Nevada City; 415 328-5611 By appt only Truckee River – 11555 Brockway Rd, Truckee; 530 587-4626 Wed-Mon 11-7 PLACER COUNTY Baumbach Wines – Auburn; 530 305-0048 Sat-Sun 12-4 Cristaldi Vineyards – 4060 Ridge Dr, Auburn; 916 759-1291 Sat-Sun 12-5 by appt Dono dal Cielo Estate Vnyds – 6100 Wise Rd, Newcastle, 530 888-0101 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fawnridge – 5560 Fawnridge Rd, Auburn, 530 887-9522 Fri-Sun 10-5,Tue-Thu by appt Green Family – 3420 Pine Ridge Ln, Auburn; 530 888-8866 (most) Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Lone Buffalo Vineyards – 2682 Burgard Ln, Auburn; 916 663-4486 By appointment

For corrections, deletions or additions, send an email to info@winecountrythisweek.com

78

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

V.Sattui_WCTW-B&W_outlineAd.indd 1

11/16/09 3:50:46 PM

www.WineCountryThisWeek.com

79

Sparkling!

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful