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NOVEMBER 5, 2010 – ISSUE 45 – 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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Chateau St. Jean

SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-43 St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-57 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-65 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-78

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INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER by Len Napolitano

What Happens After The Grapes Are Picked?
Since September, wineries in California and throughout the Northern Hemisphere have been engaged in their most critical tasks of the year. The decisions they make during this busy period of four to eight weeks will play an important role in how their wines will perform when released to the public a year from now, in the case of many white wines, and up to four years from now for full-bodied red wines. While temperatures rose in spring and summer, grapes became sweeter, while their acidity and tartness decreased. In August, winemakers checked the concentration of sugar in the grapes at least once a day, waiting for the optimum time to take grapes from the vines and begin the winemaking process. Picking grapes early will mean a little higher acidity in the wine and a lower alcohol level. However, if picked too soon, some unwanted flavors and off-odors could end up in the final wine. Wait too long to pull the grapes and the winemaker runs the risk of fermenting overripe grapes that leave too high a level of residual sugar in the wine, or produce too high a level of alcohol, creating an unbalanced wine. In addition to checking the sweetness in the grapes, the phenolic compounds must also be mature enough for picking. These are the chemical compounds that produce the wine components of color, tannin and flavor. Once picked, red wine grapes are separated from their stems and gently crushed in order to release the juice. For white wines, the grapes are not crushed, but pressed with the stems still intact so that the juice from the grapes can be immediately separated from contact with the skins and pumped into a fermenting vat. A fermenting tank will be filled about three-fourths to the top to allow room for carbon dioxide gas to be released from the juice. The temperature of the wine will naturally rise during fermentation and it is critical that the temperature range be controlled carefully. If left to rise too high, the wine will end up with an unpleasant, burnt flavor. Once the primary fermentation of red wine ends, and more juice is squeezed from the skins through a process called pressing, the juice will be transferred to another vat, or barrel. With each transfer like this, called “racking”, the wine becomes clearer. Most red wines will settle down in barrels for a period of eight to 24 months before being bottled and released to the public.
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.

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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.

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ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train Napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • Nov 5, 20: Murder Mystery • Nov 21: Moonlight Escape, Full Frosty Moon ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • Nov 4: Café Cabaret, Gershwin’s Gold • Nov 5: Dance Party with Pop Rocks • Nov 6: Oh, Mr. Sousa • Nov 11: Talk Cinema Napa Valley • Nov 12: Garage Band 101, The British are Coming • Nov 13-14: Napa Valley Film Festival Launch Celebration • Nov 19: Wonderbread 5 • Nov 20: The Original Stars from Rent - Live ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com • Nov 7: Peter Gros, Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom • Nov 13: An Evening with Tim McGraw & Friends • Nov 20: Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines Napa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com • Nov 5: Taste the Six Bordeaux Grapes • Nov 19: Back Room Blow Out XXXIX ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre Napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com • Nov 13: Rosanne Cash ONGOING FRIDAYS Friday Night Pulse Tastings ACME Fine Wines, St.Helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440 • Nov 5: Bill Elbring pouring North Berkeley Imports • Nov 12: Liz Marston Leahy pouring Martson, Lisa Augustine pouring Broman & Manolo Frias pouring Frias ONGOING Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley Napa Town Center, Napa, 707-253-9450 www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices • Nov 5, 9, 12, 19, 26: Fine Wine & Artisan Cheese • Nov 6-7: European Cheeses & Napa Wines • Nov 13-14: Tri-Tip Steak Appetizer • Nov 17, 20: Chocolate Decadence ONGOING Winemaker Family-Style Dinner Farmstead Restaurant, Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, $60/food & wine www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant, 707-963-9181 • Nov 10: Brian Nuss from Vinoce ONGOING Music on the Terrace Domaine Chandon, Yountville, 1-5pm, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 • Nov 7: Solomon Douglas Swingtet, 10 Piece Swing Band • Nov 21: Cascada with David Correa, Latin Guitar World Fusion 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, except Insignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. Terrace tastings daily, $25 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 Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val Napa, daily 10am-5pm, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com • Classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine. • Reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine. • Tours by appointment with 24 hour advance notice 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 Rombauer Vineyards St. Helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com • Friday-Sunday: Open by advance appointment only • Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm • Tasting $10 • Wine & Cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25 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 ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre St. Helena, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, $12.50 707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery For details, 888-RMONDAVI x2, www.robertmondavi.com • The Signature Tour & Tasting • The Wine Tasting Basics • The Exclusive Cellar Tasting• Tasting Beyond the Basics • The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & Lunch ONGOING Reserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling Vineyards Calistoga, 11am, Private tasting in the Reserve Room after the tour, $45 800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.com ONGOING VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour Bourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appointment, $15 mid-week special Mention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.com ONGOING Tastings at Silverado Vineyards Napa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com • Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, $75 • Library Tasting, $75 • Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$10, Premier/$20 • Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15 • Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting 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

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THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Bacchus That Rascal Clos Pegase, Calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “History of Wine“ 707-942-4981, www.clospegase.com ONGOING THURSDAY - SATURDAY Temptastings in the Temptation Cave at Flora Springs Winery St. Helena,11am & 2pm, $25, $15/member RSVP 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com ONGOING SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town Napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500 ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 14 Napa Valley ARTS 2010 County wide festival! www.nvarts.org ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 5 Eye on Egypt Photography Exhibit St. Supéry Winery, Rutherford, 10am-5pm www.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116 NOVEMBER 2 Pig Pickin’ – Slow Roasted Whole Pig Farmstead Restaurant, Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, $35/food www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant, 707-963-9181 NOVEMBER 4 Napa Valley Viticultural Fair Napa Expo Fairgrounds, Napa, 8am-3:30pm www.napagrowers.org, info@napagrowers.org NOVEMBER 5 Barrel Tastings at Twilight Viader Napa Valley, Deer Park, 4-7pm, $35, members/free www.viader.com, RSVP , 707-963-3816 NOVEMBER 6 Cooking Class: Italian Holiday Cookies & Confections Cedar Gables Inn, Napa, 1-3:30pm, $50, RSVP 707-224-7969, www.cedargablesinn.com NOVEMBER 12 Holiday Open House Peju Rutherford, 6:30pm, www.peju.com, 800-446-7358 NOVEMBER 12, 19 November Wine Club Pick Up Reception at Acacia Vineyard Napa, 1-3:30pm, $15, free/wine club members www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991x2 NOVEMBER 12-14 Napa Valley Film Festival Various locations in Napa Valley, www.napavalleyfilmfest.org, 707-227-7621 NOVEMBER 13 Harvest Winemaker Dinner at Artesa Winery Club Artesa Event, RSVP, Napa, $115, www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309 NOVEMBER 13 Thanksgiving Dinner at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659 NOVEMBER 13 Suscol Council Art & Wine Auction Woman’s Club Building, Napa, 5-9pm, 707-256-3561 NOVEMBER 13 Holiday Open House Goosecross Cellars, Yountville, 12-4pm, 707-944-1986, $10, free/members NOVEMBER 13 Soroptimist International of Napa Annual Lobster Dinner St. John’s Parish Hall, Napa, 7pm, $75, 707-255-4434 NOVEMBER 13-14 Silver Pass on the Silverado Trail Barrel samples, food pairing, library releases & more! Participating wineries along the Silverado Trail. 11am-4pm, www.silveradotrail.com, 707-256-0122, NOVEMBER 13 Annual Older Vintage Tasting Beaulieu Vineyard, Rutherford, 11am-4pm, $50, $40/member www.bvwines.com, 800-264-6918

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NOVEMBER 14 Harvest Celebration & Holiday Party Uncorked at Oxbow, Napa, 3-7pm www.uncorked-at-oxbow.com, 707-927-5864 NOVEMBER 15-20 Wild Game Week Hurley’s Restaurant, Yountville, www.HurleysRestaurant.com, 707-944-2345 NOVEMBER 18 Farmstead Fish Fry Farmstead Restaurant, Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, $35/food www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant, 707-963-9181 NOVEMBER 19-21 38th Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire Napa Valley Expo, Napa, 10am-4pm, 925-372-8961 NOVEMBER 20-21 Holiday in Carneros Participating Carneros wineries, 10am-4pm, $35/adv, $40 www.carneroswineries.org NOVEMBER 23 Thanksgiving Cooking Class at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659 NOVEMBER 26 22nd Annual Festival of Lights Food, wine, entertainment, Santa, carolers & horse-drawn carriage rides! Downtown Yountville, 2-6pm, www.yountville.com, 707-944-0904 ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com • Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar, Eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 • Cinq Cépages Component Tasting, Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 • Private VIP Wine Tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour • Box Lunch Prgram with Tour ONGOING Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, Ten person minimum, Call for more information & reservations 888-675-WINE(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com • Winery Tour & Tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 • Vineyards Tour & Tasting, 1 hour, $20 • Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonoma ONGOING Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson Fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25 707-571-7500, www.kj.com ONGOING WEEKENDS Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery Cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing 707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com 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 MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola Geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20 707-431-4811, www.ryew.com ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines RSVP, 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.com 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 EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY The Art of Winemaking Workshop Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm 707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com ONGOING Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School 450 West Spain St, Sonoma, Check website for schedule. 707-933-0450, www.ramekins.com ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 Mylette Welch Painting Exhibit Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estates, Healdsburg www.mylettewelch.com, 707-433-7427 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 6 Mad Science, Experiments in Kinetic & Robotic Art Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500 NOVEMBER 5 Fall Wine Club Pick Up Party Mayo Family Winery, Glen Ellen www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-938-9401 NOVEMBER 5-7 Holiday Affair Wine Country Weekend Ferrari-Carano Winery, Healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700 NOVEMBER 6 Holiday Affair Food & Wine Pairing Extravaganza at Ferrari-Carano Healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700 NOVEMBER 6 Wine Club Dinner at Cline Cellars Sonoma, 6-11pm, $95, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4027 NOVEMBER 6 Hike & Taste in the Vineyards at Kunde Family Estate Kenwood, 10am, $25, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501x334 NOVEMBER 6 Reception: In Relation, New Sculptures by Bobbi Jeanne Quercia Quercia Gallery, Duncans Mills, 3-6pm www.Quercia-Gallery.com, 707-865-0243 NOVEMBER 6 SRJC’s Agstravaganza & Range to Plate SRJC Shone Farm, Ag Pavilion, Forestville www.agrstravaganza.com, 707-521-7898 NOVEMBER 6-7 Reserve Pinot Noir Release & Live Music at Chateau St. Jean Winery Kenwood, 10am-4:30pm, 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com NOVEMBER 6-7 Wine & Food Affair at Rodney Strong Healdsburg, www.rodneystrong.com, 800-678-4763 NOVEMBER 6-7 12th Annual Food & Wine Affair at Hop Kiln Winery Healdsburg, 800-723-6336, www.hopkilnwinery.com NOVEMBER 6-7 Wine & Food Affair at Wilson Winery Healdsburg, 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.com NOVEMBER 6-7 Wine & Food Affair at Simi Winery Healdsburg, 707-473-3213, www.simiwinery.com NOVEMBER 6-7 12th Annual Wine & Food Affair – Tasting Along the Wine Road Visit participating wineries for wine & food pairing. Russian River Wine Road 11am-4pm, $65/weekend, $45/Sunday, $25/designated driver www.wineroad.com, 800-723-6336 NOVEMBER 6-7 12th Annual Wine & Food Affair at Mazzocco Winery Healdsburg, 11am-4pm, $65/weekend, $45/Sunday, $25/designated driver www.mazzocco.com NOVEMBER 7 4th Annual Renewing America’s Food Traditions Dinner Quivira Vineyards, Healdsburg–Presented by Slow Food Russian River & Quivira Vineyards. 3-7pm, $85/Slow Food & Quivira members, $95/general www.slowfoodrr.org, larry@foodandwinetrails.com, 707-887-2606 NOVEMBER 9-10 Green Wine Summit Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Santa Rosa, www.greenwinesummit.com, 707-255-9222 NOVEMBER 11 21st Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade Historic Downtown Petaluma, 1pm, 707-769-0429 NOVEMBER 12 24th Annual Winemaker Dinner Series featuring Vision Cellars Bay View Restaurant, Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, 7pm, $79 www.InnattheTides.com, 800-541-7788 NOVEMBER 12, 19 Classic Sparkling Wine & Cheese Combinations: Luscious Locals & Spanish Delicacies at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30, RSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1939 NOVEMBER 12 Chapel Concert: French Quartet featuring Mark Taylor Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma, 7:30pm, $20 www.sonomaparks.org, 707-484-9552

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ONGOING Friday Night Music at Sebastiani Winery Sonoma, 6:30-9:30pm, 800-888-5532x3230, www.sebastiani.com • Nov 5: Jon Poppenoe Blues Band • Nov 12: Debra Winters • Nov 19: BackTrax ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org • Nov 6-8: Santa Rosa Symphony • Nov 9: ZooZoo • Nov 11: Warren Miller • Nov 19: Cake Boss • Nov 19-21: Roustabout The Sound of Music • Nov 20-21: Am Phil American Portrait • Nov 22: Daniel Tosh ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com • Nov 5: Chris Berry & Friends • Nov 10: Emmitt-Nershi Band • Nov 12: The David Nelson Band • Nov 13: Berel Alexander Ensemble 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 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 Food and Wine Pairing at the Mayo Reserve Room 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting $35, Reservations recommended,707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.com

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NOVEMBER 13 Holiday Celebration Arrowood Vineyards, Glen Ellen, 11am-3pm www.arrowoodwinery.com, 707-938-2600 NOVEMBER 13 Hands-on Artisanal Cocktail Class H2Hotel, Healdsburg, $50, 707-433-7222 NOVEMBER 13 Dance for the Troops Sonoma Veterans Building, Sonoma, 6-10pm, , 707-935-9426, $45/adv, $55 NOVEMBER 13-14 Post Harvest Party Roche Vineyards Tasting Room, Sonoma www.rochewinery.com, 707-935-7115 NOVEMBER 13 Food & Wine Meadowcroft in Sonoma CornerStone, Sonoma, Seatings 11am, 1pm. $15, RSVP www.meadowcroftwines.com, 707-934-4090 NOVEMBER 13 Wild Game Winery Dinner at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, 6pm, $125, $99/members, Reservations required www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WINE NOVEMBER 14 China Chamber Concerts: Sonic Fireworks at Jacuzzi Winery Sonoma, 4-5:30pm, $35, 707-931-7551, www.jacuzziwines.com NOVEMBER 14 Café Budapest – Glendeven String Quartet Russian River Chamber Music, Costeaux French Bakery, Healdsburg www.russianrivermusic.org, 707-524-8700 NOVEMBER 15 An Evening with Cole Porter at Jacuzzi Winery Sonoma, 7-9pm, $40, 707-337-2313, www.jacuzziwines.com Presented by The Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza NOVEMBER 18 Winemaker Dinner Series: Robert Hunter Santé, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000 NOVEMBER 19-28 Old Vintage Week at Christopher Creek Healdsburg, 11am-5pm, 707-433-2001, www.christophercreek.com NOVEMBER 20-21 Holiday in Carneros at Jacuzzi Winery Sonoma, 10am-4pm, $40, 707-931-7551, www.jacuzziwines.com NOVEMBER 20-21 Holiday in Carneros Participating Carneros wineries, 10am-4pm, $35/adv, $40 www.carneroswineries.org NOVEMBER 20-21 Holiday in Carneros at Cline Cellars Sonoma, 10am-4pm, $40, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4027 NOVEMBER 26-27 27th Annual Holiday Open House Heart of Sonoma Valley Association, Visit participating wineries in Sonoma Valley,11am-4pm, www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463 NOVEMBER 26-27 Alexander Valley Holiday Open House Wineries: Alexander Valley Vineyards, Field Stone, Hanna, Johnson’s, Medlock Ames, Sausal & White Oak. 11am-4pm, $15, 800-500-2285x11

LAKE/MENDOCINO
EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Food & Wine Pairings McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.com ONGOING Skunk Train 866-457-5865, Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com • Nov 6: Wine & Mushroom Excursion Train

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ONGOING FRIDAYS Tuscan Village Music Art Series Terrill Cellars, Lower Lake, 6-9pm www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 17 8th Annual Victorian Christmas Faire & High Tea Lakeport English Inn, Lakeport, 11am-6pm www.lakeportenglishinn.com, 707-263-4317 NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 5 The Sweetest Swing in Baseball – Mendocino Theatre Company Mendocino, www.MendocinoTheatre.org, 707-937-4477 NOVEMBER 5-14 Mendocino County Wine & Mushroom Festival Check out the website for a complete listing of activities & events! www.VisitMendocino.com, 866-466-4636 NOVEMBER 5 Fruit Tree Tour Philo Grange, Philo, 707-843-1355 NOVEMBER 5 Meet the Winemaker/Artist on the First Friday Lake County Wine Studio, Upper Lake, 5-8pm, 707-275-8030 NOVEMBER 5 First Friday Fling Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 5-7pm www.lakecountyartscouncil.com, 707-263-6658 NOVEMBER 5-6 Mendocino Stories & Music Series – Hit and Run Theater Hill House of Mendocino, Mendocino, 7:30pm www.mendocinostories.com, 707-937-1732 NOVEMBER 13 Holiday Open House & Barrel Tasting McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 10am-5pm www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986 NOVEMBER 13 Windows to the Universe Taylor Observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pm, $3 www.taylorobservatopry.org, 707-262-4121 NOVEMBER 20 November Release Party Food & Wine Pairing Tulip Hill Winery, Nice, 1-5pm, $5 www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373 NOVEMBER 14-21 New Italian Cinema Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema, San Francisco www.sffs.org, 415-561-5000 NOVEMBER 16 Lynmar Estate, Russian River Valley Dinner Lynn Fritz, Proprietor & Bibiana González Rave, Winemaker Campton Place, San Francisco, $120 www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574 NOVEMBER 20 Pinot Fest 2010 at Farallon More than 50 of Oregon and California’s best producers. 3-6pm, $100pp 415-956-6969, www.farallonrestaurant.com/pinotfest.html NOVEMBER 21 Pier 39 Holiday Tree Lighting Pier 39, San Francisco, 1-6pm, www.pier39.com, 415-705-5500

LIVERMORE
ONGOING Bankhead Theatre Livermore Valley performing Arts Center, Livermore 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org • Nov 9: John Gray • Nov 12: Broadway Today – LVPAC Gala • Nov 13: The Tilden Trio • Nov 20: Dar Williams NOVEMBER 6 Mansion Winetaster Dinner Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, 6:30-9:30pm, $85 www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377 NOVEMBER 7 Veteran’s Day Parade Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton, 1-2pm www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199 NOVEMBER 7-30 Oils by Mary Kay Feit Wente Vineyards Tasting Room, Livermore, 11am-4:30pm www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2300 NOVEMBER 18 Winemaker’s Dinner Murrieta’s Well Winery, Livermore, 6:30-9:30pm, $95/members, $105/guests www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2390 NOVEMBER 19 Magical Holiday Evening Downtown Pleasanton, 6-9pm www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199 NOVEMBER 20-21 Bordeaux by the Bay Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, 11am-4:30pm, $5 www.concannonvineyard.com, 925-456-2505 NOVEMBER 20-21 Holiday Wine Tasting Fenestra Winery, Livermore, 12-5pm, www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246 Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377 ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel Carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com • Nov 6: The Phantom’s leading Ladies • Nov 13: Lainie Kazan • Nov 14-15: Monterey Symphony Concert II • Nov 17: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • Nov 19: Sarah Vowell • Nov 20: Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo ONGOING Live at Golden State Theatre Monterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com • Nov 4-7: 11th International Film Festival ONGOING Live Music at KRML Radio The Eastwood Building, Carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.com ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH Pair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellars 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

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael 415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us • Nov 6: Italian Film Festival, We Can Do That • Nov 7: Barbershop Harmony Concert • Nov 8, 11: Marin Speakers Series, Willie Brown, Jr. • Nov 13: Italian Film Festival, Basilica Coast to Coast • Nov 14, 16: Marin Symphony, World Premiere & Virtuosity • Nov 20: Warren Miller Film

SAN MATEO COUNTY
NOVEMBER 6-7, 13-14 10th Annual Holiday Boutique & Historic House Tour Johnston House, Half Moon Bay, 10am-4pm www.johnstonhouse.org, 650-726-0329, $10 NOVEMBER 13 Half Moon Bay Wine & Food Fare Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Oceano Hotel & Spa, Half Moon Bay, 12-4pm www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463, free admission

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY
ONGOING Tasting Room Tuesdays Winery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, The Fairmont San Jose San Jose, 5-7pm, www.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831685-8463 • Nov 2, 16: Roudon-Smith Winery NOVEMBER 13 Morgan Hill Wine Stroll Downtown Morgan Hill, 1-5pm, $25, www.santaclarawines.com, 80-779-3190 NOVEMBER 20 Wine & Jazz Night Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 1-6pm, www.mountainwinery.com, 408-741-2822

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SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the De Young de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco www.deyoungmuseum.org, 415-750-3600 • Nov 5: Grand Finale! Art & Revolution, Mission Style • Nov 12: Friday Night Soirées, Starry Night Over the Bay • Nov 19: Friday Night Soirées with the Alliance Française ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 18 Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne & Beyond Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay De Young Museum, San Francisco, www.deyoung.famsf.org, 415-750-3600 NOVEMBER 6 235th Marine Corps Birthday Ball Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, San Francisco www.marineclub.com, 415-673-6672 NOVEMBER 9 Eileen’s Domaine Carneros Wine Dinner Campton Place, San Francisco With Eileen Crane, Founding Winemaker/CEO $125, 415-955-5574, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.com

ALAMEDA COUNTY
NOVEMBER 10 Grgich Hills Estate Dinner Liason Bistro, Berkeley, 510-849-2155, www.grgich.com NOVEMBER 20 Holiday Party Rosenblum Cellars, Alameda, www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-865-7007

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
ONGOING FRIDAYS Friday Night Tastings at Prima Walnut Creek, 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/members www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780 ONGOING SATURDAYS Saturday Night Tastings at Prima Walnut Creek, 3-5pm, $20, $10/members www.primaristorante.com, 925-935-7780 NOVEMBER 13 Wines of the County Holiday Buying Event Shadow Lakes Event Center, Brentwood, 4-7pm, 925-516-2837

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EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines Cepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm 831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com ONGOING TUESDAY - SATURDAY Oya Salon and Ventana Vineyards Wine and Cheese Event Monterey, 2pm on. Oya patrons can sample Ventana Vineyards award winning wines. Wines change monthly. 831-372-7415x213, Ventana 831-656-0570 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 ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MAY Winemaker Wednesdays Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola–Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463 NOVEMBER 4-7 Big Sur Food & Wine Festival Various events & locations in Big Sur www.bigsurfoodandwine.org, 831-667-0241 NOVEMBER 5 An Evening of Wine & Roses Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville, 6-9pm www.pvhealthtrust.org, 831-761-5639, $50 NOVEMBER 11 Veterans Day Ceremony Devendorf Park, Carmel, 11am, 831-624-9941 NOVEMBER 12-13 Harvest Fair Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel www.ccmp.org, 831-624-8595, 9am-3pm NOVEMBER 12-14 Great Wine Escape Weekend Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association, Various locations & events in Monterey! www.montereywines.org, 831-375-9400 NOVEMBER 13 Holiday Entertaining with Bernardus Style Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 4-6pm, $85 www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550, RSVP NOVEMBER 13 Monterey Symphony Concert 2 Sherwood Hall, Salinas, 2pm & 7pm www.montereysymphony.org, 831-646-8511 NOVEMBER 13 Holiday Fashion Show Asilomar Conference Grounds, Asilomar, 5:30-8:30pm www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304 NOVEMBER 20 40th Annual Homecrafters Marketplace Sunset Center Parking Lot, Carmel, 9am-3pm www.ci.carmel.ca.us, 831-620-2020 NOVEMBER 20 Passport Day – Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Visit participating wineries! 11am-5pm, $40, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463 NOVEMBER 20-21 Feathered Friends at the Aquarium Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, 10am-6pm www.montereybayaquarium.org, 831-648-4800 NOVEMBER 20-21 Dessert Classes & Fall Boutique Fortino Winery, Gilroy, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 NOVEMBER 21 Fall Release Party at Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery Soquel–Wine Club Member Event, 3-6pm www.hunterhillwines.com, 831-465-9294

SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS
ONGOING Vintners’ Holiday Session Yosemite National Park, Yosemite, www.yosemitepark.com, 801-559-4884 • Nov 3-4: Session II, Schramsberg Vineyards, Rosenblum Cellars, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Cain Vineyard & Winery • Nov 7-9: Session III, Franciscan, Tres Sabores, Wild Horse Winery & Vineyard, Pride Mountain Vineyards • Nov 10-11: Session IV, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, Karly Winery, Hovey Wine, Robert Mondavi Winery • Nov 14-16: Session V, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Ancient Peaks Winery, Twomey Cellars • Nov 17-18: Session VI, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Frog’s Leap Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, Carol Shelton Wines • Nov 28-30: Session VII, Mumm Napa, Provenance Vineyards & Beckstoffer Vineyards, J Vineyards & Winery, Sbragia Family Vineyards • Dec 1-2: Session VIII, Selby Winery, ZD Wines, Selene Wines, Ravenswood Winery NOVEMBER 5 Girls Night Out! David Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 6-9pm www.davidgirardvineyards.com, 530-295-1833 NOVEMBER 6 15th Annual Fall Wine & Brew Fest Ridge Golf Club, Auburn, 5-9pm, $40/adv, $45 www.fallwineandbrewfest.com NOVEMBER 19-20 Mandarin Festival Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, www.mandarinfestival.com, 916-663-1918

CALAVERAS COUNTY
SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH Wines of the World Education Tastings Murphys Hotel, Murphys, No reservations required, everyone welcome! 5:30pm, $15, 209-736-2949 NOVEMBER 13 Dancing with the Sierra Stars Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys–Dinner, dance competition & live auction. 5:30pm, $125, 209-754-2603 NOVEMBER 13 Holiday Festival of Wines www.calaveraswines.org, 209-728-9467 NOVEMBER 19 Affordable Gifts of Art Holiday Boutique San Andreas, 12-3pm, 209-754-1774, www.calaverasarts.org NOVEMBER 20 Desserts & Dancing, A Casual Holiday Affair Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, 7-11pm, $35 www.visitcalavereascounty.org, 209-736-1947

NEVADA COUNTY
ONGOING FRIDAYS NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 17 42nd Annual Cornish Christmas Downtown Grass Valley, 6-9pm www.downtowngrassvalley.com, 530-272-8315 NOVEMBER 6-7 Banner Mountain Artisans Elks Lodge, Nevada City, 10am-5pm www.bannermountainartisans.com, 530-272-4471

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 NOVEMBER 6 Harvest 102 with Rick Kushman of The Sacramento Bee Lava Cap Winery, Placerville, $25, 1-2:30pm, 530-621-0175, NOVEMBER 7 Fall Foliage Vineyard Hike Boeger Winery, Placerville, 9am-1pm, $25 www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634 NOVEMBER 13 Fine Wine & Decadent Chocolate Tasting Perry Creek Winery, Fair Play, 12-2pm, free, RSVP www.perrycreek.com, 530-620-5175 NOVEMBER 20 Annual Holiday Sampler Boeger Winery, Placerville, 11am-4pm, $5 www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com • Nov 6: Sunset Dinner • Nov 13, 20: Great Train Robbery ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.C. Davis, 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org • Nov 6: Buika • Nov 7, 8: Imago • Nov 7: Alexander String Quartet • Nov 13-14: Christopher O’Riley, piano • Nov 13: Paul Taylor Dance Company • Nov 18: Tous les Matins du Monde • Nov 20: Ornette Coleman • Nov 20-21: Jeanine De Bique

SUISUN VALLEY
ONGOING Wine by the Glass & Live Music Winterhawk Winery, Fairfield, Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pm, Music 2-5pm, $5, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977 • Dec 4: Temptation Mania NOVEMBER 6 Sepay Groves Olive Oil Holiday Open House Fairfield, www.sepayoliveoil.com, 707-434-8222 NOVEMBER 21 Rancho Solano Holiday Boutique Rancho Solano Golf Course, Fairfield 707-399-7195. 10am-5pm, free admission

AMADOR COUNTY
ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER Christmas Store Amador Flower Farm, Amador, www.amadorflowerfarm.com, 209-245-6660 NOVEMBER 6-7 Library Weekend Terra d’Oro, Plymouth, 10am-4:30pm www.terradorowinery.com, 209-245-6942 NOVEMBER 8-11 Advanced Intensive with Gil Dellinger Class is held in Sutter Creek, $450, www.KnowltonGallery.com, 209-368-5123 NOVEMBER 13 Tasting with the Winemaker Vertical Tasting – Primitivo, C.G. Di Arie Vineyard, Plymouth, 12-4pm 209-245-4700, www.cgdiarie.com NOVEMBER 13 Winefest 2010 Amador County Arts Council Sutter Creek Auditorium, Sutter Creek, 4:30-7:30pm www.amadorwine.com, 209-267-9038

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
ONG0ING Hutchins Street Square 209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com • Nov 20: Chicano Comedy All-Stars NOVEMBER 5-7 Sandhill Crane Festival Hutchins Street Square, Lodi, www.cranefestival.com, 800-581-6150 NOVEMBER 13-14 The First Sip – Lodi Wine Weekend Visit participating Lodi wineries, 11am-4pm www.firstsiplodi.com, 209-365-0621, $35/adv, $45 NOVEMBER 20-21 Macchia Fall Release Party Acampo, 12-5pm, 209-333-2600

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Wine Gadgets Galore Available at Wine Hardware
These days just loving wine isn’t enough. To really get the most out of your wine purchases, you need to aerate, preserve and pamper those precious bottles. Luckily, the Wine Hardware stores in Sonoma, St. Helena, Walnut Creek and South San Francisco have all the latest and greatest gadgets to complete your wine paraphernalia collection. Most wines can use the “refinement” that comes with allowing air to soften the tannins, and with the use of some new and amazing devices, the task of aerating can be accomplished nearly instantly. One of the most popular is the Vinturi, a handy little number that is simple to use and very effective. Billed by its manufacturer as providing “all the taste, none of the wait,” the Vinturi does the work of a decanter in a matter of seconds. You simply hold the device over a glass, pour the wine through it and the Vinturi draws in and mixes the perfect amount of air needed to allow the wine the “breathe” in the blink of an eye. No swirling required. Another interesting aeration tool is the BevWizard. As Elliot MacKay, Wine Hardware’s marketing vice president says, “It makes a two buck chuck into a ten buck chuck.” With everyone watching their bucks these days, this is a wine tool that is seeing a lot of use. The design utilizes magnets encased in a plastic pouring spout that provide a highintensity magnetic field that softens tannins and gives even inexpensive wine that silky mouth feel that you get with more pricey vintages. There are many other aeration devices, including a version from Italy called Centellino, as well as the Soiree and the Decantus, just to name a few. All are effective means of insuring that even your bargain purchases will provide you with a smooth, rich glass of wine. But suppose that you’ve enjoyed a glass or two of properly aerated wine and wish to save the rest for later. Wine Hardware has a number of fabulous new preservation tools that will keep your wines sealed and safe for days, weeks or even months. The Wine Shield is one of the newest devices on the market today, offering an inexpensive and yet highly effective way to preserve your opened bottles. This simple and yet ingenious product will keep wine fresh for up to five days. The uncomplicated beauty of the Wine Shield is amazing. Just slip one of these little plastic discs into your wine bottle and it will float on top of the wine, creating a barrier between the wine and the air space in the bottle. At only $6.95 for a pack of ten discs, it is also one of the less expensive wine preservation tools on the market today. For a more long lasting preservation system, Wine Saver Pro is a five bottle, closed Argon wine dispensing system that provides a natural Argon barrier against oxidation that can last for months. A couple more handy innovations are portable ice buckets, like the KoolVino and the IceBag. These reusable bags are perfect for keeping your wines chilled when picnicking, at parties or poolside. These and other wonderful new products are great ways in which to enhance your enjoyment of your wine purchases and make excellent presents for the oenophile on your holiday gift list. To check out these products or to find a Wine Hardware near you, visit www.winehardware.com.

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Chateau St. Jean
Check Out the Tasting Seminars
by Richard Paul Hinkle
Remembering the opening day operators’ quandary at Chateau St. Jean’s unveiling still brings a hearty chortle to my countenance (as opposed to one of those awful timid chortles). Though the winery was named for the wife of one of the owners – an honest AngloAmerican name, Jean – those who answered the phones were charged with employing the suave and subtle French pronunciation at the outset: “Sha-toe sahnt szhawn.” And people would hang up, saying, “Oh, we were calling ‘saint jean.’” That was quickly corrected. What needed no correction, fortunately was the winemaking, then handled by Dick Arrowood, who created an almost mythic identity at Chateau St. Jean before moving on to create his own namesake winery nearby. (Chateau St. Jean is now owned by Beringer Blass Wine Estates, an Australian-based company once called Fosters. Yep, the beer people.) Winemaking today is handled marvelously by Margo Van Staaveren, who’s been with the winery since 1980 (and whose husband Don was once winemaker). She has the experience and wisdom to know that most of what happens to create a wine of distinction has happened by the time the grapes hit the crush pad each fall. “It takes great vineyards to make great wines,” she says with emphasis and authority. “Thirty years ago, you could find Chardonnay planted next to Cabernet Sauvignon, despite the fact that those varieties have entirely different growing seasons. “We have learned, for example, not to grow Chardonnay in Knights Valley, which is a great place for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We have learned that Carneros and Russian River Valley are ideal places for Pinot Noir and, curiously, a little Merlot in the right spots. But you don’t learn those things without testing out your hypotheses. We especially know that many of Sonoma County’s viticultural areas are perfect for the Bordeaux varieties, those that go into our Cinq Cépages [the blend that contains the five primary red Bordeaux varieties and shows off a seamless mélange of cassis, currant, coffee and chocolate].” Pinot Blanc 2008 Alexander Valley, Robert Young Vineyard ($22): This is a wine that often gets overlooked because of its inherent subtlety. It is not big, it is not bold; it reeks of neither alcohol nor of oak. But those are its strengths, really. The elegance of the lime, pear and nectarine fruit is nothing short of exquisite, all the more so for being so delicate and so refined. Think of this with scallops or scampi or the like. Delicious. Chardonnay 2007 Alexander Valley, Robert Young Vineyard ($25): As usual, the creamy, thick texture of this wine is evident from the opening sip, along with well-defined lemon fruit at the core of it all. There is that hazelnut and vanillin quality that comes from the oak, but it is so artfully interwoven that it all seems of a piece. I like this wine with a filet of sole in a cream sauce, but a grilled veal steak would do just as nicely. Cinq Cépages 2007 Sonoma County ($75): This wine really shows why blending offers the best of what a wine can be. You get the cassis of Cabernet Sauvignon, the violets from Cabernet Franc, the black currant of Merlot, with subtle hints of mocha and cassis (Malbec) and blackberry-blueberry (Petit Verdot). In concert, well, that is the point – the wine is wholly in concert, in harmony. In a word, seamless, so much so that you can

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hardly tell where one element leaves off and another kicks in. That’s the beauty of blending. “I think that the oak is beautifully integrated in this wine,” says Van Staaveren, “and there is a lushness throughout that leads to a long and lingering finish.” Couldn’t have said it better myself. (The “Cinq,” by the way, was once ranked the top wine in the world by The Wine Spectator.) The tasting room at Chateau St. Jean is well-equipped to make visitors welcome, and help them to find a greater understanding of the fruit of the grape. The Chardonnay Seminar on Fridays at 3 p.m. is a good way to learn about vineyard differences by tasting the variety from Robert Young, Belle Terre, Durell and Cold Creek vineyards. The staff also offers a blending seminar on Cinq Cepages – you’ll need to phone for an appointment for that one – where you can fiddle with all five varieties and create your own version of this exalted wine. What could be more fun? Chateau St. Jean is located at 8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood. Phone (707) 8334134 for further information, or try them on the web at chateaustjean.com. The gorgeous gardens and handsomely appointed tasting rooms are open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tasting and sales. Private wine tastings are available daily at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. [Hinkle, a founding partner of The Wine Spectator, is the author of nine wine books, including the excellent starter book, Good Wine: The New Basics (Silverback Books, San Francisco). A prolific business writer, his eclectic work may be viewed at www.RichardPaulHinkle.com.]

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A Hanukkah Hootenanny at Judd’s Hill Winery
by Charles Neave
Judd’s Hill Winery – now entering it’s 21st year – is barely a mile from downtown Napa, and it’s there that Judd Finkelstein and his wife Holly, both well-respected veterans of the wine business in the Napa Valley, craft their wines, many of them in small lots and sold only at the winery. They range from an intriguing rosé (when available) all the way through a selection of Zinfandel, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah, their famous Cabernet Sauvignon and the Founder’s Art Reserve Cab (only 144 cases made). “One of the reasons our Cabernet has become so coveted by people who love wine is its elegant style, a style that showcases the true nature of the Cabernet grape,” Judd said. “It’s an approachable wine – in fact we make all of our wines to be approachable upon release, yet they still have enough depth so that they can be cellared and aged for years.” “A big part of our winemaking philosophy is to let the fruit be the showcase. Our style is to have wines with true varietal characteristics with just a nuance of the underlying oak. I feel that we just guide it along in an artful way and don’t manipulate it too much, to ensure its fruit origin is preserved.” Fifth Annual Hanukkah Hootenanny at the winery. It will be a benefit for Childrens Health Initiative Napa County, a non-profit organization that ensures that every child is given equal access to health care. “We’ll have entertainment by Meshugga Beach Party who play traditional Jewish folk songs in an instrumental ‘surf music’ style and a latke bar unlike any other and Napa Valley masters of BBQ Pat Burke and Brian Whitmer will be showing off some new treats!” To spread the holiday cheer there will also be another charitable aspect: guests who bring an unwrapped (in the box) toy with a value of $10 or more, five cans of non-perishable food or one or more pairs of lightly worn shoes to donate will receive a certificate to return to the winery for a free tour and tasting in the future. Wine club members who bring a holiday gift of this type will receive a special surprise gift. And as this is a very popular event, there’s no time like today to reserve a spot! The tasting room at Judd’s Hill is open daily, and by appointment only, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (last tasting is around 3 p.m.) They’re located at 2332 Silverado Trail in Napa. To make an appointment, call (707) 255-2332 or log on to www.juddshill.com.

Judd & Holly Finkelstein

“Hanukkah Hootenanny 2008”

The facility where it is made is simply what it purports to be – a winery, and a handsome one at that, surrounded on every side by vines. Inside, oak barrels are full of ageing wine; to the left, as you enter, is a comfortable room for sit down tastings.. As Pat Burke, the Director of Hospitality said, “The overwhelming response has been very gratifying. People become instant fans of our wines.” Now all you need to do is find this out for yourself.” He is the one that will take you through a sampling of current releases along with a selection of limited edition wines available only at the winery or through their wine club. But coming this December 5, from noon until 3p.m., back by popular demand, is their

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Taste Hot Wines in a Cool Region – Los Carneros
The eagerly anticipated annual event “Holiday in Carneros” is celebrating its 23rd successful year the weekend of November 20 and 21. The perfect opportunity to stock up on wine for the holidays, this event always takes place the weekend before the most American of holidays – Thanksgiving! This exciting multi-winery open house features more than 20 wineries in the Carneros region of both the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Several wineries are participating for the first time this year, giving attendees a new opportunity to visit these hosts. Each winery will open its doors to visitors to join in on a variety of activities, offering their own special variety of food and wine pairings, live music, art or craft shows, special tastings (barrel, reserve, library and new release), discounts or special pricing and more activities that are unique to each winery. Advance tickets are $35 per person and are available by visiting carneroswineries.org or calling 800-366-2806. Tickets are also offered both days of the event for $40 per person include Adastra Wines, Anaba Wines, Bonneau Wines, Cline Cellars, Enkidu Wines, Etude Wines, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Homewood Winery, Jacuzzi Family Winery, Keating Wines, Larson Family Winery, McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards & Winery, Meadowcroft Family of Wines, Michael Mondavi Family Winery, ParmaleeHill Wines, Robledo Family Winery, Schug Carneros Estate Winery, Talisman Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards, Truchard Vineyards and Ty Caton Vineyards. Hospitality de los Carneros is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the wineries and winery tasting rooms of the Carneros appellation. It produces two open house events each year – “April in Carneros” and “Holiday in Carneros”. In its twenty-three year history Hospitality de los Carneros has contributed over $100,000 to charities in Sonoma and Napa counties and currently funds scholarships at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College.

November 20 & 21
simply by visiting any participating winery. All tickets are valid for both Saturday, the 20th and Sunday, the 21st. Admission includes a “Holiday in Carneros” logo wineglass and access to all the fun! (Some activities at select wineries may have additional fees, but all participating wineries have generous offerings for Holiday in Carneros participants included in the cost of admission.) Proceeds from “Holiday in Carneros” help to fund scholarships at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College. Participating wineries (as of October 1st)

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Wine Tasting, Holiday Shopping at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
Two Chances to Taste Ferrari-Carano Wines This Holiday Season! 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, both festively decorated for the holidays!

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery is known for their worldclass wines as well as their magnificent gardens, and winter is the perfect time to visit. Don and Rhonda Carano invite you to visit the beautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines, the spectacular Italianate hospitality center, Villa Fiore, set in the midst of the 70-acre Dry Creek Valley estate vineyard. Here you may taste critically-acclaimed FerrariCarano wines at the Classic Wine Bar, or sample Limited Release and Reserve Wines downstairs in the Enoteca, stroll acres of exquisite gardens, or view the magnificent underground cellar. Be sure to browse the wine shop where you’ll find wine country’s most distinctive gifts, wine gift packs, and of course, the entire portfolio of FerrariCarano wines. If you’d like an in-depth look at Ferrari-Carano, reserve your spot for the winery tour, offered daily at 10am, free and by appointment. Hosted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, you will stroll through the 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 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 Classic Wine Bar or in the Enoteca. Winery tours are available Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m., based on availability. To schedule your tour, please email tourinformation@ferrari-carano.com, or call our Hospitality Department at (707) 433-6700 or (800) 8310381. 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 Matchmaker, a wine and food pairing, Chardonnay Lovers, The King of

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Reds, The PreVail Tasting, and Scentiments, to name a few. Private tastings range in price from $20 to $35, and groups of up to 8 are welcome. To schedule a private tasting, please contact our hospitality department, privatetasting@ferrari-carano.com, call our Hospitality Department, or visit our website, www.ferrarn-carano.com.

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 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 - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call (707) 431-2222 or visit the website at www.seasonsofthevineyard.com, for more information.

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Napa Valley’s Spectacular Outlook to this Year’s Harvest
Napa Valley Grapegrowers report that the 2010 vintage is shaping up to be of exceptional quality, despite the unruly weather that the region received. The cooler than average summer temperatures followed by several heat spells have not distressed the grapes as predicated by some. In fact, the long growing season is resulting in winegrapes of well-developed flavors and more balance. The laterthan-normal harvest is proving to be a quality vintage the Napa Valley Grapegrowers are proud to stand behind. “This was, by many accounts, the most challenging growing season we’ve experienced in a long time, but what I am seeing has made me extremely optimistic about the flavors and quality of this year’s vintage,” said Ann Vawter, winemaker and proprietor at Red Mare Wines and a member of Napa Valley Grapegrowers. “These last few heat waves are helping to produce mature grapes that will help to distinguish this as a premier year for Napa Valley wines.” Another member of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Jon Ruel, the director of viticulture and winemaking at Trefethen Family Vineyards, says he has seen “big changes in flavors and chemistry over the past week. The relatively higher acids this year have come down with the recent heat wave - and where it is still high, it’s mostly malic acid which can be consumed in malolactic fermentation.” Members of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers have an extremely positive outlook on this year’s harvest. In the Carneros region, grapegrowers are reporting good seed maturity and tremendous flavor in their harvest. Stag’s Leap is discovering its harvest has tremendous flavor without any green characters. At Trefethen Family Vineyards in the Oak Knoll District, they saw warm temperatures provide a nice finish to the early varieties and push the Cabernet to maturity.

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B.R. Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen Announces Holiday Events
Sip, Savor and Shop November 27 and 28 Holiday Open House and Food Drive, December 6-12
B.R. Cohn Winery is pleased to announce the line-up of the 2010 Holiday Events. Get a jump on holiday shopping; come to B.R. Cohn Winery for Sip, Savor, and Shop! Holiday shopping just got a whole lot easier and a lot more fun. Bring in a new toy for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots and your tasting will be complementary. The dates to donate are November 27th and 28th between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Holiday Open House and Food Drive asks that you bring a food donation to the winery and in return you will receive a complementary tasting. Please donate nutritious non-perishable foods such as: canned vegetables and fruits, canned meats and fish, pasta, tomato sauce, dry and canned beans, peanut butter, healthy snacks (granola bars, raisins, pretzels), rice and rice noodles, breakfast foods, lowsugar cereal, dry milk and fortified soy milk. The food drive begins December 6th and continues through the 12th. Tasting room hours are between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The full line of B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Company’s award-winning olive oils, vinegars and gourmet food products including the new release lime olive oil, along with green olive tapenade, balsamic and shallot mustard and the seafood, herb, steak and rib rubs are available in the Gourmet Shop. B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in Glen Ellen. The tasting room is open daily from 10 to 5 p.m. Founded in 1984 by Bruce Cohn, the estate winery is known for its critically acclaimed, world-class, ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and award-winning gourmet estate olive oils, vinegars and gourmet specialty food products. For more information, call 1-800-330-4064 or visit www.brcohn.com.

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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

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HILTON GARDEN INN 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield (707) 426-6900 www.hiltongardeninn.com (707) 864-3797 www.hiexpress.com

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

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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

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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 LONE OAK LODGE Voted Monterey Peninsula Travel Planner Best Value. Within minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey Harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. Rooms available with kitchenettes. 1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com

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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

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

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Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail – ‘A Road Less Traveled’
As we all know, when it comes to wine the Napa Valley is one place made up of many different regions, districts, AVAs, associations and so on. Sometimes one of the things that helps unite them is a road and the area around it. A road such as the Silverado Trail that runs through this famous Valley. It is often referred to, and accurately so, as “Napa Valley’s Road Less Traveled.” The Silverado Trail Wineries Association is a group of more than 40 wineries and businesses along the historic Silverado Trail, which runs the tranquil and scenic eastside of this world-renowned wine region. Association winery members consist of both large and small producers, all offering wines of the highest caliber and acclaim as well as exceptional hospitality. Visitors are welcome year round as most wineries have tasting rooms open to the public, while some are by appointment only. Currently member wineries include an extensive listing of some of the Napa Valley’s finest wineries of all sizes and types. Some you have certainly heard of, others might be new to you. They include places from A (Andretti) to Z (Zahtila Vineyards, ZD). Stretching from Napa to Calistoga, there are iconic names like Joseph Phelps, Stags Leap Cellars and Raymond, and the widely known Clos du Val. One, Sterling Vineyards, even has a tram, to give you a birds eye view of the northern half of the valley, while Monticello Vineyards is modeled after Thomas Jefferson’s home in Virginia and the architecture of Chimney Rock is evocative of the original founder’s South African roots. The design of Darioush is in a world of it’s own, as you can see for yourself, even from a distance. Casa Nuestra has their goats and a vintage Lamborghini tractor out back, Dutch Henry (and others) has their resident canine staff and greeters, and Judd’s Hill a small and handsome flock of Rhode Island Red chickens. RustRidge, up in the hills, is famed for both their wines and their equine stock. Then there are Duckhorn Winery and Paraduxx, which are completely different stories. You can sip the sparkling wines of Mumm Napa and try the famous wines of Hagafen Cellars that have been served at the White House many times. Cliff Lede has a beautiful inner courtyard as well as an art gallery; some, such as Steltzner and others have their naturally temperature and humidity controlled caves. William Hill Estate, near Silverado Resort (also a member), Rutherford Hill and Signorello Vineyards are known for both their wine and their views of the valley, while Summit Lake Vineyard & Winery sits farther removed, up in Angwin, past and above Conn Creek. Right on the trail sit Pina Cellars, William Harrison Vineyards and more. So who did we leave out? Well there is Vincent Arroyo Winery, Baldacci Family Vineyards and Reynolds Family for starters. Then be sure to add Black Stallion, Crushpad, Atalon, Boeshen, Kent Rasmussen, Lava Vine, Hartwell Vineyards, Rutherford Ranch, Titus Vineyards, Robinson Family Vineyards, Silverado Trail Wine Studio and the whimsically christened Midsummer Cellars.

ANNUAL SILVER PASS WEEKEND November 13 & 14, 2010
Join us at this fabulous annual event along Napa Valley’s Road Less Traveled.
Enjoy current release tastings at each of the fifteen participating wineries along with barrel samples, food pairing, special discounts, library releases and more!
Each participating winery’s offerings will vary.
A portion of all Silver Pass sales will be donated to the Napa County Unified School Distrcit to benefit the Books for Preschoolers program. Participating wineries: Boeschen Vineyards, Crushpad, Judd’s Hill, Midsummer Cellars, Clos du Val Wine Co., Monticello Vineyards, Robinson Family Vineyards, Summit Lake, Hagafen Winery, Signorello Vineyards, Silverado Trail Wine Studio, Titus Vineyards, Zahtila Vineyards, Envy Wines and Piña Napa Valley. Silverado Trail Wineries Association • P.O. Box 3065, Napa, CA 94558 707-256-0122 • www.silveradotrail.com Please drink responsibly … designate a driver.

Since this is about discovery, look for Envy Wines and wines from The Terraces, both small producers. And while Omi Farm has a small Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard that produces grapes for local wineries, they also grow seasonal vegetables, fruit and nuts, and raise sheep, rabbits, chickens and Australian Cattle Dogs. Such is the diversity of the Napa Valley and those who live and work here. For more information, go to the association’s comprehensive website, www.silveradotrail.com. On it you can use their map to plan your trip, go direct to member websites, find places to dine and stay, special events throughout the year, coupons, a weather forecast, and a variety of other things to do on your visit. A visit bound to be memorable as you explore this scenic and less traveled road.

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Suisun Valley – Hidden But Treasured Wine Country
First, foremost and always, the Suisun Valley in Solano County just 25 minutes from Napa, has its roots – often quite literally – in the business and passion of agriculture. And nowhere is that more evident than in the rich earth and thriving vineyards and farms of the Suisun Valley, the stretch of land that runs to the west of Fairfield and Interstate 80, and borders the county of Napa on two sides. Perfectly situated between a pair of coastal mountain ranges, the Mount George Range on the west and the Vaca Mountains to the east, this verdant six by two mile valley sits within the Coastal climate region. It is also an area where fog rarely visits, though it is not far from both the Sacramento River delta and San Francisco’s San Pablo Bay. Set within this compact area are more than 10,000 acres of rich farmland, almost a third of them planted to the grapes that help supply the area’s flourishing wineries, and many with a more familiar Napa Valley label. This region is part of the North Coast Appellation, a district famous for what is known as “ultra-premium” fruit, which in the case of wine lovers everywhere means wine grapes, planted to a staggering number of both familiar and rare varieties. If you look at a map of where many growers in Napa County and beyond source their grapes or own vineyards, you will be surprised at how many have vineyard holdings here. This is in addition to the dozen or so wineries that call the Suisun Valley their home, and both make, age, bottle and market their wines here. Many also have their own tasting rooms, and during the year hold – both individually and collectively – special events to lure those who appreciate wine to their cellar doors. The Suisun Valley is also dotted with farm stands and working farms that welcome visitors. There are quaint spots to eat and relax,

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HALL Wines Partners with Sonoma’s Roessler Cellars
HALL Wines has entered into a partnership with Roessler Cellars of Sonoma. Roessler Cellars, founded in 2000 by brothers Roger and Richard Roessler, is focused on producing top-quality, single-vineyard and appellation-designated Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. “This is a good opportunity to be involved with the Halls. There are a lot of things we can do together,” said Roger Roessler. Roger Roessler will retain partial ownership of the brand and will continue to be involved in the winery’s promotion and marketing. “Roessler has a proven track record of producing premier Pinot Noirs from some of the most interesting vineyards in California and Oregon,” said Mike Reynolds, President of HALL Wines. “We share Roessler’s focus on single-vineyard, terroir-driven wines at HALL. I look forward to working with Roger and learning from his accumulated experience, as well as building on Roessler’s prior success.” Roessler Cellars’ wines will be produced at HALLs state-of-the-art ’

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winemaking facilities at HALL St. Helena. HALL St. Helena is the first winery in California to be distinguished as a Gold certified facility by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® Green Building Rating System.™ Roessler Cellars’ approach to winemaking is based on the commitment to maintain a balance between Old World and New World techniques. Utilizing a minimal amount of intervention, Roessler Cellars is able to express the nuances and characteristics derived from a variety of soils, clones, and climates in its wines. As a result, Roessler Cellars’ wines are ready to be enjoyed upon release, but are also worthy of aging. The brand boasts a portfolio of 15 unique Pinots that represent a broad geography of vineyards crafted by a single winemaking team. Conveniently located adjacent to Sonoma’s Town Plaza, Roessler Cellar’s tasting room invites guests to sample Pinots from as far south as Santa Barbara to as far north as Oregon, taking visitors on a journey of discovery where they can explore and refine their palate in a warm and relaxed setting. HALL Wines is located at 401 St. Helena Hwy. South in St. Helena. They can be contacted at (707) 967-2620. Roessler Cellars has a tasting room at 380 First Street West, Trancas DOMIN Sonoma. For more information, call (707) 933-4440.
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Yountville’s 22nd Annual Festival of Lights Hits a Holiday High Note
Weekend Winter Wonderland – Sports, Food & Wine Event, Holiday Carriage Rides, Entertainment & Santa Sommelier
Take an hiatus from the urban holiday rush and sing joy to the vines at Yountville’s 22nd Annual Festival of Lights, November 26. The town’s annual fête salutes the season with a procession of thousands of twinkling lights and show-stopping winter wonderland complete with carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving and the big guy in red. At 2 p.m., the Santa Sommelier arrives at his West Pole post where children can mix, mingle and pose for posterity. On Washington Street, 20+ wineries and the region’s top toques (Ad Hoc, Bardessono, Bistro Jeanty, Bouchon Bistro & Bakery, Bottega, Cantinetta Piero, etoile at Domaine Chandon, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, Pacific Blues, Brix and Mustards) serve up tastes while galleries, boutiques and restaurants open their doors for late night shopping and dining. Admission is free; tasting tickets are $1 each. For details, visit www.yountville.com. Yountville’s European ambiance mixed with a classic California wine country beat translates into a relaxing getaway. Ideal for families seeking the ultimate safety-net, the town’s tight layout keeps kids in check and allows visitors to go “green” by walking to all events, restaurants and hotels. For foodies, Napa Valley’s “culinary crushpad” sports six Michelin stars and enough cult Cabernet to keep a holiday sky lit; make sure to reserve a table in advance. For the avid oenophile, grab a bike for a trek of the area’s 24+ wineries and/or producers within a four squaremile grid. Key stops include Domaine Chandon, Goosecross Cellars, Bell Wine Cellars, Hopper Creek Winery, YOUNT MILL RD Girard Napa Valley, Ma(i)sonry, Tamber Bey, Jessup Cellars, Silenus Vintners, Keever Vineyards, Gemstone, Morning-

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Visitor Information
Site of Napa Valley’s first planted vines (1838), Yountville sits at the epicenter of the region’s culinary scene sporting the Valley’s topranked restaurants (six Michelin stars), 24+ wineries and/or producers and 11 lodging properties. An ideal base for the avid oenophile, Yountville offers the county’s only hot air ballooning launch, five National Register of Historic Places sites, a microclimate pedigree with its own AVA, world-class shopping and performing arts. Located 55 mi./88 km. north of San Francisco, travelers can arrive via scenic Highway 29 or via Napa County Airport, Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) international airports. For more information and travel inquiries, contact the Yountville Chamber of Commerce at (707) 944-0904 or www.yountville.com.

side, Page Wine Cellars, V Wine Cellar, Hill Family Estate, Hope & Grace, Beau Vigne, Cornestone Cellars and the new $1 million tasting/shopping venue at Somerston Wine Company. Other options abound including a seven-course adrenalin bump via the new Napa Valley Ziplines, caroling above the clouds on a hot air balloon adventure, hammering down that handicap at the Vintners Golf Club, visiting the holiday art exhibit at Napa Valley Museum or slipping into one of the town’s many spas for a decadent mind/body experience. Nearby, the Lincoln Theater gears up with live performances.

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A Leisurely, “Insider’s” Way to See Some of the Napa Valley’s Award-Winning Wineries

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View Hotel & Spa; Roman Spa Hot Springs; Best Western Stevenson Manor; and Calistoga Wine Way Inn. Participating restaurants include All Seasons; Barolo; Brannan’s Grill; Calistoga Inn, Restaurant and Brewery; and JoLe. Participants must be 21 and over. Hours of wine tasting vary per winery. To purchase a passport online, or to view general information, please go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com or call the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center toll free at 1-866-306-5588. For more details about visiting Calistoga, a Napa Valley town known for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxed atmosphere, variety of wineries and great dining, please check out www.CalistogaVisitors.com. Facebook users can also find information about Calistoga, including great deals, breaking news and insider tips, by searching for “Calistoga Visitors” and becoming a “fan,” or going to www.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.

‘Winter in the Wineries’ December 3-February 6
Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries, December 3, 2010 through February 6, 2011, offers a great way to tour, taste wine and meet winemakers at 15 award-winning wineries in and around this northernmost Napa Valley town. Calistoga was recently recognized as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) with distinct geographic features and growing conditions. Winter in the Wineries offers a perfect chance to explore what makes Calistoga unique as a wine-growing region. Those purchasing a passport to the event will have access to a select group of Calistoga wineries for one low price of $50 during the two-month period. Passport holders can visit as many times as they want during that time to use the 15 tastings (one tasting per winery), as well as receive discounts at several of Calistoga’s finest restaurants and lodging properties. Participating restaurants will waive corkage for passport holders, and lodgings will offer special room rates for passport holders. Wineries participating in Winter in the Wineries include Castello di Amorosa, Bennett Lane Winery, Chateau Montelena, Clos Pegase, Envy Winery, Lava Vine Winery, Zahtila Vineyards, Madrigal Vineyards, Rios Tasting Room, Sterling Vineyards, Summers Winery, Tudal Winery, Twomey Cellars, Von Strasser and W.H. Smith Wines. Lodging properties offering special room rates to passport holders include: Brannan Cottage Inn; Chelsea Garden Inn; Calistoga Inn, Restaurant and Brewery; Calistoga Spa Hot Springs; Christopher’s Inn; Craftsman Inn; Eurospa & Inn; The Lodge at Calistoga; Mount
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Calistoga’s 15th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade, December 4
The 15th Annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade will take place on Saturday, December 4, at 7 p.m. on Lincoln Avenue, between Cedar Street and Fair Way The Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade offers the ultimate small-town Christmas experience. Vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks, human-powered vehicles and construction equipment bedecked with dazzling lights roll down Calistoga’s scenic main street to celebrate the Christmas season and Calistoga’s agricultural heritage in a jolly, unique way. Santa himself will make a special appearance. This free, popular Napa Valley event gets bigger and better each year. For accommodation and restaurant information, go to: www.CalistogaVisitors.com or phone the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center toll free at 1-866-306-5588. For more details about visiting Calistoga, a Napa Valley town known for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxed atmosphere, variety of wineries and great dining, please check out www.CalistogaVisitors.com. Facebook users can also find information about Calistoga, including great deals, breaking news and insider tips, by searching for “Calistoga Visitors” and becoming a “fan,” or going to www.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.

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Winemaker Profile: Andretti Winery

BOB PEPI
by Charles Neave
There are actually two legends involved with the Napa Valley’s Andretti Winery. The first you know: racing champion Mario Andretti, whose name is on the front of the label and at the winery in the southern half of the Valley. The other name, perhaps not quite as well known outside of California, is that of consulting winemaker Bob Pepi, whose family is legendary in a different field: winemaking. Years ago Bob and his father started the Robert Pepi Family Winery in Oakville as a natural extension of fifteen years of owning vineyards in the Napa Valley. There he developed a reputation for pioneering the Sangiovese grape and wine made from that traditional Italian varietal and is now a staple at Andretti Winery. As personable and knowledgeable a person as you would like to know, Bob has been at Andretti since the beginning. He was instrumental in developing the “two-hearted canopy” trellising system which greatly improved the quality of Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes and today is used throughout the industry. His philosophy is that great wines are made in the vineyards, and as winemaker he guides their development through the fermentation and aging process until the wines are ready for release. The wines he crafts are recognizable for their fruity character, even balance and complexity. Working at the Tuscan-style villa, winemaking facility, private hospitality venue and 44 acres of vineyard that surround the estate, Bob took some time out during the beginning of this years’ crush to make some observations on 2010. As to how the harvest looks this year, he said, “This has definitely been the most unusual growing season in the 30 years I’ve been making wine in this area. The combination of the significant rain that we received through most of May and the cooler than normal spring and summer temperatures led to some overly vigorous vines early on. This called for different approaches to vineyard management, but something worked and vines seemed relatively balanced by berry sizing. Next, all we had to worry about was a harvest that is 2-1/2 to 3 weeks later than normal. “Even with the late September heat spike, we’re still behind. The good news is that even though we had some burned fruit from the spike – up to 25-30% in some vineyards - once this fruit is removed the remaining fruit looks good, and we’re still left with what looks to be a good quality and overall an average size crop. If we can avoid any

significant rain until early November I think this harvest will produce some high quality wine from a very challenging year.” That word ‘challenging’ may be a significant understatement about 2010, but the fact that there is the potential for a great year is very encouraging. But what about his favorite varietal, the most challenging one? “It’s hard to say which is the most challenging varietal. I think every variety presents its own challenges, especially if the winemaker is trying to coax the best expression of the variety from each lot of grapes while staying true to the style of wine that the grapes and the area where they grew are dictating. I feel a sense of accomplishment with any wine I’ve produced when I have succeeded in meeting the challenges mentioned above.” But to try the results, go to the winery’s tasting room on Big Ranch Road, about ten minutes from both Napa and Yountville. Any number of their wines are available for tasting in a one-of-a-kind setting with beautiful grounds, a courtyard, and an expansive patio facing the vineyards, and much more. It is always friendly and, at times, you’ll find Mario or Bob in the tasting room, a story – like the wine – you can take home with you. Andretti Winery’s Napa tasting room at 4163 Big Ranch Road is open daily, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, updates on special events or to schedule one of your own, call (707) 259-6777 or go to www.andrettiwinery.com.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

EHLERS ESTATE
by Charles Neave
Maybe you haven’t been to Ehlers Estate lately (you should go). Maybe you have never been (shame on you). No matter which, get in your car, saddle up your horse or get on your bike and head to this amazing winery just a bit north of St. Helena. A few years ago I wrote that the Ehlers Estate winery is “a bit like finding a Picasso hanging in a log cabin, or spotting a vintage Duisenberg underneath a tarp in some Ozark lean-to” … that is about what it is like when you head down the drive to Ehlers Estate north of St. Helena. It is even more like that today, with all the positive connotations. The tasting room has a lot of history standing behind it. From the outside you can imagine Andrew Wyeth painting it. Inside an easy informality reigns above all, one that at first almost belies the quality of the wine you are about to try. This is not a tasting room with pretensions; the emphasis here is on the wines and comfort and style. This is a building where wine reigns above all, where it seems like it is 1886 all over again. In fact the history of the winery does indeed stretch back to 1886. That is when a Sacramento grocer named Bernard Ehlers started it with seven grand in gold, and that is when the stone winery was built. He also planted the olive trees next to the winery, where today there is a bocce court and fountain. When Bernard Ehlers died in 1901 the property passed into the hands of his wife, Anne. Then in 1923 a local resident named Alfred Domingo purchased the land from her. Since only home winemaking was legal (this was the crippling era of Prohibition, after all), Domingos and his brother “bootlegged” wine and brandy to a steady stream of Bay Area visitors. Story has it that they kept a big cask of their “homemade” wine in what is now the tasting room. When people would “visit” they would fill up a bottle, slap a label on it, presumably some money would change hands, and no one was the wiser. Eventually the Leducq family from France entered the picture, at first producing wine at the winery under their name. When they acquired the balance of the 42 acres that comprised the original estate a few years ago, the name Ehlers went back on the label. Today Jean Leducq is gone but the Fondation Leducq, a non-profit philanthropic entity whose sole purpose is to support international cardiovascular research, serves as the beneficiary of the Ehlers Estate wines. Look closely at the ‘Ehlers’ in the label and you will find the ‘heart’. Today the winery makes all of their red estate wines on the property: the “1886” Cabernet Sauvignon, the “One Twenty Over Eight” Cab, a Merlot, and they’re usually sold out Cabernet Franc. The wines are also made at the winery, using the crush pad in front and to the side of the stone building. The Sauvignon Blanc, their only white wine, is also a delight, and a perfect wine to have after you taste inside at the picnic tables to the side. Behind them are the boxed vegetable gardens, the produce of which goes to those who work here. The whimsical contemporary artwork at the new state-of-the-art winery is an amusing backdrop, as is the mix of furnishings – from modern to classical – in the tasting room itself, presided over by hospitality manager Maria Newman. The ceilings are high, the walls stone, the bar long and polishes wood, the atmosphere welcoming and casual. A short drive down the lane to this beautiful “old Napa Valley” winery is a quiet stroll back in time. The wines are unquestionably award-winning, but so is the entire experience, one worth making time for no matter how long or how brief your visit to this part of the Valley might be. Ehlers Estate is located at 3222 Ehlers Lane off of Route 29 north of the town of St. Helena about two miles, on the west side of highway. They’re open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Private tours and wine tasting are also available. For more information and directions you can contact them at (707) 9635972 or look go to www.ehlersestate.com.

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RASgalleries in Yountville
Even owner Ronda Schaer could not have envisioned that her affection for the little village of Yountville would someday blossom into a full-blown love affair. “This is a town that you can get your arms around.” Twenty years ago she did just that. With the opening of her now famous art gallery, RAsgalleries, Ronda has embraced her community and graced it with one of its most successful and admired businesses. It was her passion for art, and glass in particular, that moved Ms. Schaer to open a gallery. “I have always been drawn to glass.” But it was the work of American glass artists that really captured her heart. Representing more than two hundred American artists, the gallery has become one of the premiere venues in which to experience the drama, imagery and vision of this artistic medium. Masters of the art form such as Randy Strong, Rick Satavo,LARichard Silver, Ed TUBBS NE Calistoga NMark Levy utilize Breed, Jack Storms andL LINCO techniques as varied as mouth-blowing, lampwork and fused glass. From bowls to vases and sculpture, the genius of these talented people is evident wherever your eye falls in this amazing gallery. Small pieces, such as perfume bottles and paperweights make ownership of this unique art form accessible to all. Mr. Levy is one artist in particular who works has earned him the title, the “Jackson Pollack of glass”. His thick, fused cast-glass pieces are layered with colors and textures that defy labels. His works consistently incites passionate responses from art lovers and collectors. Ms. Schaer loves that reaction. “People get emotional when they enter this gallery. That is what I really enjoy about what I do…seeing people smile and experience a spiritual ‘high’ when they see just the right piece. There is always a relationship that forms when someone becomes attached to a piece of art…between the artist, the work, the client and myself. My real joy is when I visit my clients in their homes and see how the art has become a part of their lives.” The gallery also features the work of some extremely gifted fine artists, with original oil paintings from artists throughout California and the Pacific Northwest, as well as the Eastern Seaboard and point in between. The whimsical chefs of ceramic artist, Cynthia Hipkiss are also a favorite of collectors. Says Ronda, “I created RAsgalleries with a singular focus on Original American Art, primarily Art Glass, my personal passion. And I’m proud that after twenty years in the same Yountville, Napa Valley location, the passion remains.” RASgalleries is located at 6540 Washington Street, next to Bouchon in Yountville and is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday by appointment. Phone (707) 9449211.

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Rodney Strong Vineyards Launches New Website and Introduces Sonoma Recipe Exchange
SonomaRecipeExchange.com is a Place for People Passionate About Food & Wine
Rodney Strong Vineyards recently increased their stake in today’s world of digital connectivity. In a sign of times, along with active and on-going Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, the winery enhanced their presence with a functionally and visually redesigned website and a recipe exchange blog, SonomaRecipeExchange.com. Website guests can now quickly find nearby retailers where Rodney Strong wines are sold, watch fun, irreverent or educational videos created by the winery as well as easily navigate from their homepage to their various other locations, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SonomaRecipeExchange.com and their green micro-site, www.rodneystrong.com/green. “It is very straight-forward conceptually to connect with people where they choose to engage, but it’s a complex channel of communication,” says Dan Wildermuth, Rodney Strong’s VP of marketing. “Our website enhancements provide us with a hub for all things Rodney Strong while we stretch from there to other sites where we actively converse within small timeframes and in real time.” The winery’s SonomaRecipeExchange.com, their first blog site, is set up to share recipes, but it’s more about a sense of commonplace where people can connect with others that are passionate about food and wine, with a particular emphasis on Sonoma County, if not the place specifically, then certainly its style. Wildermuth continues, “As a very involved member of Sonoma County’s community, Rodney Strong feels a sense of pride about sharing what’s dear to us with others who we believe to be like-minded. It opens another door, creates a platform, for folks to gather and live or relive Sonoma County.” SonomaRecipeExchange.com hosts a regular recipe contest where winners and their recipes are featured on the site and in Rodney Strong’s monthly e-magazine. If you love Sonoma County and the wondrous food and wine that comes from the region, this new site is specifically geared toward you. The site showcases the region’s chefs, restaurants, farmers and winegrowers while allowing participation by anyone. Rodney Strong Vineyards is dedicated to crafting world-class wines that capture the essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strong sustainably farms 14 estate vineyards and produces wines from Sonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill. The winery was founded in 1959 by Sonoma County wine pioneer Rodney D. Strong as the 13th bonded winery in the county. It was purchased by the Klein family, a fourth generation California agricultural family, in 1989. The company aspires to conserve and protect the environment in all its operations.

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NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20 – Healdsburg Certified Farmers' Market – 1 Block West of the Plaza (at Vine & North Streets). 9am-noon, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org or call 707-431-1956 NOVEMBER 6 & 7 – Wine & Food Affair - 12th Annual "Tasting Along the Wine Road" – Wineries in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. 11am-4pm; www.wineroad.com, 1-800-723-6336 NOVEMBER 13 – Hands-on Artisanal Cocktail Class – with Spoonbar Mixologist Scott Beattie at H2Hotel. Great Holiday-Inspired Cocktails. For extra fun, everyone will be required to wear an atrocious holiday sweater and there will be a contest for the worst-of-the-worst. 2-4pm. $50. For reservations call 707-433-7222 NOVEMBER 13 – Copain’s Oyster Party – Copain Winery – Hog Island Oysters paired with Copain’s remarkable Rousanne, Pinot Gris and Viognier, 4:30-7pm, $70, RSVP jennifer@copainwines.com or 707-836-8822 NOVEMBER 13 – 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration at Downtown Wines – 20% discount on all wine purchases and free tastings, www.downtownwinecellars.com or call 707-473-0337

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Alexander Valley Holiday Open House, Thanksgiving Weekend
What to Do After Thanksgiving?
If you are lucky enough to have traveled to wine country for Thanksgiving, or if you have survived another family gathering at your wine country home, and are now wondering what to do with the rest of the long weekend, here’s the perfect suggestion: Alexander Valley Holiday Open House, Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spend the days following the holiday among the beautiful vineyards of Alexander Valley. Enjoy a relaxing day surrounded by miles of rolling fall-colored vines while you taste award-winning wines with scrumptious food. Find unique holiday gifts and enjoy special discounts at seven Alexander Valley wineries. Cost of $15 includes a souvenir glass and access to all participating wineries. Visit each of them for a chance to win one of seven gift baskets filled with wine and goodies. Participating wineries include Alexander Valley Vineyards, Field Stone Winery, Hanna Winery, Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines, Medlock Ames, Sausal Winery and White Oak Vineyards and Winery. For more information, call 1-800-5002285 ext. 11.

Christopher Creek Winery Hosts ‘Old Vintage Week’ Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 28
Once a year Christopher Creek Winery brings back some of their older vintages to taste and buy, as well as Big Bottles (magnums) of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet. In addition to tasting older vintage wines and current releases, this week there’s also an opportunity to buy some of the wines you enjoyed in the past and may not get an opportunity to purchase again. For your convenience, the tasting room will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day except for Thanksgiving. Cellar Club members will receive a 20% discount on older vintage wines as well. No charge or reservations are required. It’s a great opportunity to purchase some of the wines not normally available and enjoy some case discounts on regular wines. Christopher Creek Winery is located at 641 Limerick Lane in Healdsburg. For more information, call (707) 433-2001.

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27th Annual Holiday Open House, Nov. 26 & 27
Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces its 27th Annual Holiday Open House, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Kick-off the holiday season – wine country style! Enjoy two days of wine tastings, holiday nibbles, gift packages, discounts and much more. Twenty-three wineries throughout Sonoma Valley are opening their doors for this festive affair. “This year marks our 27th annual celebration. Twenty-three wineries along Sonoma Highway, between Sonoma and Santa Rosa, will be participating in this holiday event,” said Executive Director Josie Gay. “We are looking forward to a fabulous weekend of award-winning wines, fresh baked nibbles, savory treats, caroling and wine country holiday cheer. This is a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite holiday wines and jump-start the holiday season. What a great alternative to the busy city streets and overcrowded malls!” Tickets are now on sale! Advance tickets are only $40 for both days ($50 at the door), which includes a wine tasting glass and access to all participating wineries event tastings and activities. A Designated Driver ticket is also available for $10. For tickets, detailed event information and a map, call 1-866-794-9463 or visit www.HeartOfSonomaValley.com. Advance ticket purchase is recommended, as last year this was a sell-out event. Participating wineries include: Audelssa Estate Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Chateau St. Jean, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Family Wineries, Imagery Estate Winery, Kaz Vineyards & Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Kunde Family Estate, Landmark Vineyards, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars/Ty Caton Vineyards, Paradise Ridge Winery, St. Francis Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars, Valley of the Moon Winery and Wellington Vineyards. Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is an alliance of 23 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 a ten 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, charming B&Bs and elegant Luxury Inns, stylish wine bars, a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés, state parks, a lavender farm, olive presses and gift shops.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE
by Abigail P. Zimmerman
For 30 years, Schug Carneros Estate Winery has showcased the passion of one of California’s most celebrated winemakers and pioneers, Walter Schug. Founded in 1980, Schug Winery has proved a bastion of fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two Burgundian varietals produced in old-world understanding and winemaking traditions with today’s cuttingedge technologies. Drawing on his long experience in the production of fine wines in both Europe and California, Walter Schug established his namesake winery 30 years ago this year with his wife Gertrud. In the early years the Schugs leased facilities in Napa before purchasing a 50 acre parcel in 1989 in the cool, temperate region of Carneros AVA where the winery is currently situated. Here, he could focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two varietals that have always been close to his heart. To celebrate Schug Winery’s 30th Birthday, Walter Schug and his team are pleased to announce the release of two special wines: 2008 Schug Carneros Estate Reserve Pinot Noir: Pulled from free run juices only, this estate grown and produced Pinot Noir displays elegant elements of earth and smoke, spicy pepper and warm notes of red fruits. Gorgeous in a striking garnet color, the 2008 Estate Pinot is a perfect blend from Blocks 9 and 10 (Pommard and Dijon clone respectively). Aged for 16 months in one year old French oak barrels in the gentle environment of the winery’s extensive underground caves this wine was limited to only 228 cases of production. $40 per bottle. 2008 Schug Carneros Estate Reserve Chardonnay, Block 1: An exceptional Chardonnay that will never be made again. Fermented and aged entirely in neutral casks the 2008 Estate Chardonnay is proving magnificent. Delicious white fruits and citrus notes give way to white flowers and a hint of minerality. Estate grown from the original vines, this Chardonnay is in grand salute to the original plantings. These vines have since been removed and the ground allowed to rest before replanting – a fitting tribute to the steady, nourishing soils and world-class winemaking traditions of this Carneros winery. Only 34 cases produced! $35 per bottle. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grow exceedingly well in the cool, marine climate of Sonoma Carneros. Unique soils and strong coastal influence provide an ideal growing microclimate for Schug’s favorite varietals. In the afternoons, strong blustery breezes can positively stress the vines, resulting in fruits with thicker skins that translate later into stronger, richer, more complex wines. It is no wonder Schug estate wines are perhaps some of the consistently preferred and sought after wines in all Wine Country. Walter Schug established his reputation as one of the premier winemakers in all of California – in fact one could say his reputation is set in platinum plated concrete. Schug set the bar for generations of winemaking as the Founding Winemaker for Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the 1970s where he made California’s first proprietary Bordeaux-style blend (Insignia) and legendary vineyard designated Cabernets (Backus and Eisele Vineyards.) In 1995, Sonoma-born Winemaker Michael Cox came on board and within a year, was in charge of day-to-day winemaking duties. Today, Schug Carneros Estate Winery produces fine wines from the best grapes

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Hawkes Wines Roche
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WINE TASTING, SALES & HOME ACCESSORIES – 12 Wineries – One Great Place
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available by maintaining the best winemaking values and gaining acceptance worldwide as true contemporary classics. Don’t miss Holiday in Carneros! On the weekend directly before Thanksgiving, November 20 & 21, 2010, Schug Winery will join 20 other Carneros wineries for an exciting Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available from Hospitality de Los Carneros at www.carneroswineries.org Taste daily at the winery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. only ten minutes from Sonoma Plaza. Drive up Bonneau Road, past Schug vineyards and rose borders to the German style post-and-beam building. Taste a delightful, changing menu of freshly opened wines for a $5 tasting fee (refundable with a wine purchase). Private tours and tastings are available by appointment. Picnic tables are also available for use by guests and the vista point 360° view of the surrounding area and the opportunity to see as far as Mount Diablo on a clear day. Delightful! Schug Carneros Estate Winery is located at 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma. For more information, call (707) 939-9363 or visit www.schugwinery.com.

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CornerStone Sonoma
What do you get when you mix 22 architectural gardens with art galleries, cutting edge design shops, a cafe and then throw in two first-class wine tasting rooms? The answer is an incredible Sonoma County destination called CornerStone Sonoma. Situated in the Carneros region of the county, CornerStone is one of the first stops for visitors coming into Wine Country. The gardens were created by Teresa and Chris Hougie six years ago after their many trips to France and viewing the Festival of Gardens at Chaumont sur Loire. Wanting to create something similar in the States, the two created CornerStone which is still the only destination of its kind in this country. The individual gardens on the nine acre property are designed by landscape architects and garden designers, many of whom are the most acclaimed in the world. Add the shops, a gourmet café and the two tasting rooms to the mix and you have the most unique destination in the Wine Country. And speaking of wine, the two tasting rooms, Keating Wines and Meadowcroft Wines, offer a variety of hand-crafted varietals created by using the finest grapes grown in both the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Keating Wines, which opened at CornerStone just two months ago, is owned and operated by Eric Keating, who gave up a Wall Street career to return to his roots in Sonoma to pursue a career in the wine business. Upon his return to Sonoma, Keating spent three years learning every aspect of the wine business at the well-renowned, family owned winery VJB Vineyards & Cellars in Kenwood, California. Inspired to strike out on his own, Keating made the decision to pursue the passion which was slowly consuming his life, wine! A small production winery, Keating made a conscious effort to source only premium fruit available from superior vineyards in Sonoma and Napa Counties. After operating out of his home in Kenwood, Keating was looking for just the right place to showcase his wines to the public, and when he discovered CornerStone Sonoma, his search was over! Like Eric Keating, wine grower and winemaker Tom Meadowcroft was also looking for just the right location. He discovered CornerStone late last year, and in February brought his family of wines to his CornerStone location and has enjoyed immediate success. Meadowcroft has worked in the wine industry for many years, starting out with Buckland Vineyard Management running the crews and on to designing, planting and managing fields for wineries such as Cakebread, Duckhorn, Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Stags Leap and others. 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. Finally, after seven years with Buckland, it was time for him to step out on his own and put his knowledge and experience to use for himself. With three labels of his own: Meadowcroft, Magito and Thomas Henry, Tom Meadowcroft also makes the wines for the Foyt Family Wines (yes the famous A.J. Foyt racing family), and all of the wines are available in his CornerStone Sonoma tasting room. One could literally spend the day at CornerStone Sonoma enjoying the gardens, shops, lunch in the café, and of course sampling the fine wines provided by Keating Wines and Meadowcroft Wines. Come to CornerStone and discover everything you never expected – and more!

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIES

Mendocino County Celebrates Fabulous Funghi This Fall
Local Bounty Showcased at Restaurants & Events During Annual Mushroom Festival in November
Mendocino County is home to more than 3,000 types of mushrooms, 500 of which are edible. And every fall, beginning in October, when the gentle rains begin to fall, the mushrooms flourish in abundance. It’s the perfect place to sample (and forage for) chanterelles, porcinis, morels and hedgehogs, and even the extremely rare candy cap mushroom, with its intense maple-syrup flavor, that grows only along the northern coast of California. The highlight of mushroom season is Mendocino County’s annual 10-day Wine & Mushroom Festival (this year from Thursday, November 4th through Sunday, November 14th), with everything from mushroom-themed multi-course dinners, wine- and beerpairing workshops, mushroom exhibits, guided mushroom foraging walks and much, much more. With over 100 events, it’s the biggest and best Wine & Mushroom Festival to date! Ryane Snow, a member of the Mycological Society and a wellknown local leader of mushroom identification walks, states, “We have so many incredible varieties of mushrooms that grow in Mendocino County, and everyone in the community gets involved in showcasing this great local bounty. And as more people discover the health benefits of mushrooms, not to mention the deliciousness, the interest in our festival is growing.” The premier event of the festival is the Frank R. Howard Hospital Foundation’s Wine & Mushroom Train on the historic Skunk train, Saturday, November 6th. Trains will be leaving from both the Fort Bragg (coastal) and Willits (inland) depots and will take passengers on a glorious train ride through ancient redwoods to scenic Camp Mendocino, nestled against the Noyo River. Guests then enjoy tastings from various award-winning wineries, culinary treats from local Mendocino chefs, a mushroom cook-off (which will be judged by a panel of expert judges, as well as by guests themselves). The event will also offer a dynamic mushroom presentation from world renowned expert Eric Schramm, a mushroom hike led by horticulturist Larry Desmond and botanist Marisela De Santa Anna, and a presentation about Mendocino County wines. A silent auction featuring items and get-aways from Mendocino County’s finest will be available for bid. Live music on the train and at Camp Mendocino. Dessert port and chocolate truffles offered on the train ride home. All in all, a day to remember! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $125. (Proceeds help fund the The Frank R. Howard Foundation, a non-profit that helps fund highquality hospital services for Willits and Northern Mendocino County: Fort Bragg & Willits to Camp Mendocino, (707) 459-3047, www.howardfoundation.org.)
• Nov 5-7, 12-14: Caps Off! Wine & Mushroom Pairings at Meyer Family Cellars, Yorkville • Nov 6, 13: From Forest to Table – A Wild Mushroom Ecological & Gastronomical Experience, Stanford Inn by the Sea, Mendocino • Nov 6: Jaxon Keys Winemaker Dinner in Historic Farmhouse, Hopland • Nov 6: Branches Restaurant & Claudia Springs Winery Dinner, Ukiah • Nov 6: Glendeven Inn & Wine Bar(n) & Meyer Family Cellars Winemaker Mushroom Dinner, Mendocino • Nov 6: Silver’s at the Wharf & Handley Cellars Mushroom Festival Winemaker Dinner, Fort Bragg • Nov 7: Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms & Vegetarian Breakfast, The Raven’s Restaurant, Mendocino • Nov 10: The Elk Experience: Candlelight Bed & Breakfast Tour with Wine Tasting & Mushroom Hors d’oeuvres, Elk • Nov 11: Toll House Inn with Handley Cellars Open House, Boonville • Nov 11: Raye’s Hill Winery at Tierra – Art, Garden, Wine, Ukiah • Nov 11: The Mousse Café & Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Winemaker Dinner, Mendocino • Nov 12: Mendocino Art Center, Art & Abalone, Mendocino • Nov 12: Little River Inn Annual Mushroom & Belgian Beer, Little River • Nov 13: 101 Wine Country Treasure Hunt • Nov 13: 101 Wine Country Barrel Tasting • Nov 13, 14: Yorkville Cellars Mushrooms & Malbec, Yorkville • Nov 13: St. Anthony’s Wine & Mushroom Festival, Mendocino • Nov 13: Caspar’s Fall Wild Mushroom Dinner & Silent Auction • Nov 13: Mendo Bistro & Claudia Springs Winery Winemaker Dinner, Fort Bragg • Nov 13: Feast of the Five Senses – Destination Hopland Gala Dinner, Hopland • Nov 13: La Petite Rive Winemaker’s Dinner with Shed Horn Cellars, Little River • Nov 13: Baechtel Creek Inn Tasty Treasures, Willits • Nov 14: Wild Mushrooms & Breakfast Adventure at MacCallum House Mendocino

The above is just a sampling of the more than 100 events that will take place during the 2010 Wine & Mushroom Festival in Mendocino County. For specific information about events surrounding the Mushroom Festival, visit www.visitmendocino.com/festivals-events/ 2010-11-05/mendocino-wine-mushroom-festival. For more information on Mendocino County, call 1-866-782-9636 (866-GO-MENDO), or visit www.visitmendocino.com.

Here’s a taste of what will be offered at the 2010 Wine & Mushroom Festival:
• • • • Nov 5: Wine & Mushroom Reception, Mendocino County Museum, Willits Nov 5: The Mushroom Trail, Ukiah First Fridays Art Walk Nov 5: The Raven’s Restaurant Wine & Mushroom Dinner, Mendocino Nov 5: 10th Annual Wild Mushroom Winemaker Dinner, MacCallum House, Mendocino

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Wente Family Estates Achieves Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Status
Wine Business Pioneer Affirms Commitment to Sustainability
As a testimony to what has been a long-held tenet of the country’s oldest continuously owned and operated family winery, Wente Family Estates recently received certification for its sustainability with respect to vineyard, winery and company practices with the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation. Created by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Association in cooperation with the California Association of Winegrape Growers, and launched officially in January 2010, this certification program represents an evolution and formalization of the eight-year-old Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP). CCSW certification now includes a third-party verification of a winery’s adherence to a process of continuous improvement in its adoption of sustainable winegrowing practices. It is the first statewide program available to both wineries and vineyards. To be eligible for the program, participants must meet a set of 58 prerequisites that are among the 227 best management practices from the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices Self-Assessment Workbook. The Tri-Valley Conservancy is an organization that the Wente family has played a key role in, helping to preserve open space to the tune of 1500 acres. “This certification represents the culmination of over 127 years of commitment to sustainable practices by my family’s winery,” states CEO Carolyn Wente. “We are proud to be among the eighteen wineries and vineyards who achieved certification early on in the program, and we will continue to improve our practices in every way at every touch point of our business.”

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‘THE FIRST SIP’ Lodi Wine Weekend
Celebrating Lodi’s New Vintage
Lodi Wine Country announces the return of “The First Sip – Lodi Wine Weekend,” November 13th and 14th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than forty Lodi appellation wineries will open their tasting and barrel rooms to toast the newly harvested 2010 vintage. Guests will embark on a self-guided tour of the appellation and mingle with the winemakers of Lodi’s emerging wine scene. The First Sip will highlight the bounty of the winegrape harvest season through an array of hosted activities including barrel tasting, blending seminars, vineyard and cellar tours, carriage rides, live entertainment and culinary pairings. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. A commemorative tasting glass, event map and admission to all participating wineries are inclusive. Tickets may be purchased online at firstsiplodi.com, at the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center, (209) 365-0621, or at any participating winery during the event. Designated drivers are complimentary. For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit firstsiplodi.com. Centrally located between Sacramento and the greater Bay Area, Lodi Wine Country is the idyllic wine tasting destination. For more information Lodi’s wine region, visit lodiwine.com.

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No visit to Lodi is complete without a stop at the Lodi Wine & Visitor center. Here you can taste from a special selection of more than 200 Lodi wines, and tour the hands on demonstration vineyard that will help you learn about wine from the ground up. The knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide you through your tasting experience, while the gift shop offers essential items for the wine enthusiast. Join the Passport to Lodi Wine Club and gain access to discounts and shipments of exclusively, hand picked local wine. Experience the renowned wine and food pairing classes featuring the talents of regional chefs paired with handcrafted, award-winning Lodi wines. The classes are guaranteed to be an educational and entertaining evening. Learn valuable sensory skills while savoring the opportunity to “Blend Your Own Zinfandel,” during a customized blending seminar. Seminars are available by advance appointment. The Lodi Wine & Visitor Center is located only 35 minutes south of Sacramento and 90 minutes east of San Francisco. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Visitor Center is a must stop sight in the Northern California wine country. For more information, visit www.lodiwine.com.

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Morgan Winery Supports Pneumonia’s ‘Last Syrah’
Morgan Winery has joined forces with the Rhone Rangers and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Inoculations (GAVI) in the joint initiative, Pneumonia’s “Last Syrah,” which will raise money for worldwide pneumonia vaccines. Throughout the month of November, a $10 donation will be made for every case sold of Morgan Syrah. Funds will be used to produce vaccines for this illness that takes the life of more children than AIDS, measles and malaria combined. Why $10? Because that’s the cost of a single life-saving pneumonia vaccination. Morgan Winery proprietor and winegrower Dan Lee is very enthusiastic about this effort. “By partnering with these two groups on this project, we have an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for an illness that is often overlooked.” To help promote the promotion, GAVI is hosted Pneumonia’s “Last Syrah,” a wine reception and photography exhibit last month in New York City. Rhone Rangers member wineries were present to celebrate the campaign kick off by pouring a selection of their Syrahs. Founded in 2000, as part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, the GAVI Alliance, in conjunction with Johns Hopkins Hospital and the International Vaccine Access Clinic (IVAC) leads international efforts to reduce childhood deaths from pneumonia. Their mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to vaccines in underdeveloped countries. In 10 years, GAVI has vaccinated 257 million children and averted over five million deaths. Morgan Winery was established in 1982 by Dan and Donna Lee. At Morgan, the focus is on cool climate varietals from the prestigious Santa Lucia Highlands appellation in Monterey County. Morgan Winery’s flagship Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are organically grown on their own “Double L Vineyard” estate in the Santa Lucia Highlands’ northern district. Morgan Winery Tasting Room is at 204 Crossroads Boulevard in Carmel. For more information, (831) 626-3700 or visit www.morganwinery.com.

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MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Big Sur Food and Wine Festival, November 4-7
In early 2009, a small group of friends came together with a vision to promote Big Sur as a culinary destination and raise funds for the community’s three essential services: Health, Education and Safety. In its first year, the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival helped raise nearly $20,000 for the Big Sur community. Come this year at the Highlands Inn, a Hyatt Hotel for a stunning new opening evening: Gateway To Big Sur on Thursday, November 4th. The weekend follows with many more meals and events such as the popular Hiking With Stemware at various unique Big Sur properties. Also, California’s propensity for producing sublime Pinot Noirs, has inspired the Pinot Walk-About at the Restaurant at Ventana on Friday afternoon, featuring more than 20 favorite Pinot-producing wineries. Dinner With Friends on Saturday night at the Restaurant at Ventana will feature top wines along with the culinary talents of Chef Truman Jones of Ventana, Arturo Moscoso of Peppoli at Pebble Beach, Ted Walters of Passionfish, Cy Yontz of the Rio Grill and from the Central Coast Wine Classic, Frank Ostini of the famed Hitching Post There are two extremely exciting additions to this year’s festival: The Gateway to Big Sur – an opening night extravaganza to be held at the Highlands Inn in Carmel on Thursday, November 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. “We’ll have over 20 of our favorite wineries and 10 chefs showing off their skills, says festival president Toby Rowland-Jones. “There is no better way to throw open the doors to the weekend than with our friends and neighbors at the Highlands,” He says. “This is one of the loveliest hotels in all of California, and has a great history of food and wine celebrations, most notably the Masters of Food and Wine.” The other important and profound moment will occur when OPUS VINO, the largest and most comprehensive wine reference guide to date, will be released on the West Coast, Saturday, November 6th, at the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival. On hand to sign copies, will be the Editor-in-Chief, Jim Gordon. Coming in at 800 pages, and with information on every single imaginable wine-growing region, including 4,500 different varietals, OPUS VINO (November 2010; 800 pp.; $75 HC) will be the go-to book for anyone even remotely interested in wine. Opus Vino is unusual in that it combines elements of an encyclopedia and atlas with thousands of individual wine recommendations. Tickets for the 2010 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival went on sale September 10th and almost immediately sold out one of the unique Hiking With Stemware events. There is another on one of the loveliest properties in Big Sur, coincidently also where the 2008 Basin Complex Fire started, so it has special poignancy. Hardly anyone except the firefighters has ever been up there! Some of the finest winemakers in California will be present for the weekend, including Tim Mondavi, who will present his latest wine, Continuum along with an array of wines made for his father Robert as well as during the Mondavi’s collaboration with famed Super Tuscan house Ornellaia. On hand will be: Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon, Paul Draper of Ridge, Jim Clendenen of ABC, Rob Talbott and Dan Karlsen of Talbott Vineyards, Gary Pisoni, David Ramey, John Alban, Morgan Clendenen, Emmanuel Kimiji of Miura, are just a few of the over 60 wineries appearing in some form or another for the four day event. The Grand Public tasting, featuring 32 wineries and five or six chefs from the area, will be held at the stunning, redwood grove of the Henry Miller Library. “This particular event is going to be unique, we feel,” Rowland-Jones says. “We are adding in local authors who have written books about food and wine or about their experiences living on the coast. For more information on the 2010 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival, visit www.bigsurfoodandwine.org or call Toby Rowland-Jones directly at (831) 667-0241.

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Half Moon Bay Food & Wine Fare
Get away to Half Moon Bay, known for beautiful views, great food and fabulous wine. Live the good life by attending the first annual Half Moon Bay Food & Wine Fare, Saturday, November 13 at Oceano Hotel & Spa, Harbor Village Shops. Admission is free! Wineries will be offering wine by the taste and bottle. The event will feature wines from over 20 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries. Come hungry because a dozen local Half Moon Bay restaurants will be cooking up some delicious food for sale. Participating Wineries include: Bargetto Winery, Bruzzone Family Vineyards, Clos LaChance Winery, Dancing Creek Winery, Domenico Wines, La Nebbia, Muccigrosso Vineyards, Naumann Vineyards, Pelican Ranch Winery, Pleasant Valley Vineyards, Poetic Cellars, Roudon Smith Winery, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard, Vine Hill Winery, Vino Tabi Winery and Woodside Vineyards. The Santa Cruz Mountains has been recognized as a premium wine producing region since the late 1800s when local winegrowers first began to win acclaim for their wines in national and international competitions. Few of these original wineries survived prohibition, but many new wineries have developed since the 1940s. In 1981 the Santa Cruz Mountains Viticultural Appellation, one of the first American viticultural areas to be defined by geophysical and climatic factors, became federally recognized. The appellation encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountain range, from Half Moon Bay in the north, to Mount Madonna in the south. The east and west boundaries are defined by elevation, extending down to 800 feet in the east and 400 feet in the west. There are now more than seventy small, family-owned wineries in the region. The small size of these operations allows the winemakers the opportunity to handcraft their wines and to maximize the potential of the grapes. The same spirit of innovation, independence and determination that distinguished the great winemakers of the 19th century lives on today. For more information, visit www.scmwa.com or call (831) 6858463.

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS
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; 707 253-2000 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; 1-877-386-5070 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 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 Fri-Sat 11-4 or by appt Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 Open by appointment only Black Corden Vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860 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 Wed-Sun 11-4 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 Budge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley Rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280 By appointment daily 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; 1-800-793-7960 Open Sat 11-5, Sun-Fri 11-4 Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707 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

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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 11-7 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 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 Jericho Canyon Vnyd –3322 Old Lawley Toll Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-9665 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 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 10-2am 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 daily 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
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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 – 2222 N. 3rd 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

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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 Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6849 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only 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, last seating 4:45 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 Phifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4787 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 11-1 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

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 Kenefick Ranch – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004 Thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 259-5408 Daily by appointment 10-4:30 Kitchak Cellars – Napa; 707 225-2276 Open by appointment 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; 707 302-2209 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

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

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Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Open daily 10-5 Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Open by appointment Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800 Open by appointment REYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Open daily 10-5 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; 707 968-3200 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; 707 944-8200 Daily 10am-10pm Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8200 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
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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 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Open daily 10-4:30 Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa; 1-800-395-2441 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 by appt 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 Tamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. Helena; 707 968-5345 Open daily 106 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 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

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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, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110 Open by advance appointment Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, Napa; 707 265-7750 Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt 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 Vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292 Open by appointment Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963.9425 Mon-Fri 10-2 by appointment Vintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Open daily 11-6 Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485 Open by appointment only Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 Open by appointment 10:30-4:30 W. H. Smith– 1307 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B, Calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6 WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-6 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 Open daily 11-5 Whetstone Wine Cellars – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 254-0600 Open by appointment White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 Open by appointment 10-5 WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 Open daily 10-5:45 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours White Rock Vineyard – Napa Open by appointment only Whitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707 942-0840 Open by appointment only William Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint Helena Hwy North, St. Helena; 707 963-6100 Open by appointment only William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open daily11-5 WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Open daily 10-5 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 Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30 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 Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798 Open by appointment only Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046 Open by appointment X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522 Open by appointment only Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800 Open daily by appointment only Z-52 – Poured at Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9 Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30 ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Open daily 10-4:30 Atascadero Creek – 4114 Ross Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 By appointment only Balletto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-5 B. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Open daily 10-5 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 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30 Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091 Open by appointment only Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30 Benovia Winery – 339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4441 By appointment 9am - 5pm daily Benziger Family Winery – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Open daily 10-5 Bevin Cellars – 3900 Matanzas Creek Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 332-2918 Open by appointment only Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5, Thu-Sat 10:30-9 Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Open daily 10-4:30 Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter) Bradford Mountain – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Rd; Glen Ellen 707 933-1726 By appointment Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 Open daily 10-5 C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Open daily 11-5 Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Open daily 11-6 Captûre – Healdsburg; 707 395-0457 Open by appointment only Carol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Open by appt, 11-4 Cass Winery – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6 Cellar No. 8 – Poured at Asti Winery, 26150 Asti Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 800-838-4306 Open daily 10-4 CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Open daily 11-6 Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only Fri 10 & 2 Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-9011 Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERY
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SONOMA COUNTY
A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Open by appointment only Acorn Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440 Daily 11-5 by appointment Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 Open by appointment only 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-7967 Open daily 11-7 Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 431-1174 Open by appointment, ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 707 433-9154 Open daily 10-5 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 Open daily 10-5 Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Open daily 11-4:30 Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 Open daily 11-4:30 Alegria Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440 Daily 11-5 by appointment ANABA WINES – 60 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Archipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5 Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 Open daily 11-5 ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Arnot-Roberts – Healdsburg; 707 820-1383 Open by appointment only

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8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood www.ChateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572 Christie Vineyards – 851 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg; 707 431-0662 By appointment only CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Open daily 11-5 Picnic Area Chronicle Wines – P. O. Box 1854, Sonoma; 707-255-5862 ext 120 Open by appointment only Clarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 Open by appointment only Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210 Open by appointment only CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 Open daily 10-6 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings Clos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Open daily 10-4:30 Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841 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 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt. Corda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310 Open by appointment onl

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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 – 788 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5 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 Winery tour only by appointment Emtu Estate Wines – 6111 Van Keppel Rd, Forestville; 707887-1239 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 Open daily 11-5 Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 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. Call ahead for winery tours and wine pairings. Groups by appointment. 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 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 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 – 2134 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 –3360E Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open daily 11-4:30 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

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

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Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street E, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700 Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 Keller Estate – 5875 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 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 Children & Pets OK Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Kokomo – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0200 Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755 Kunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, Healdsburg; 707 431-9400 Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-2999 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209 Landmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 LARSON FAMILY – 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma; 707-938-3031 Poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Lago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open by appointment only Sat Sun 11-4 Fri-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Thu-Sun 11- 4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-4 Open daily 10:30-5:30 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-4:40 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-6 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)

MAYO FAMILY – at The Cellar Door, 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6 Open daily 11-5

MEADOWCROFT WINES
Catch the Buzz
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 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 Michael Bernard – 779 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2900 Open daily11-5 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

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 Limerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Littorai Wines – 788 Gold Ridge Rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586 Longboard Vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours Lynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312 MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780 Macrae Family – at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by appt Open daily 10-5 Thu-Mon 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Wed-Sat, Mon 11-6, Sun 11-5 (closed Tue) Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment

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

Locals Tasting Room – Corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707-857-4900 Open daily 11-6, Tue by appt

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 MARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1909 Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 MATRIX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804 MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive @ Highway 12, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-6:30 Open daily 10:30-6:30

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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 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 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 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, Sun 11-5, 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 – 4401 Slusser Rd, Windsor, 707 237-3489 Appointments recommended, Thu-Mon 10-4 SONOMA-ENOTECA – 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue hours seasonal Sonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 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 11-7 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, Sun 11-5 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 Wellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 White Oak Vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-8429 Williamson – 134 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-1500 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Thur-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-7

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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 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 12-4 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 Pedro 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 Open daily 10-5 Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Ceago Del Lago – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5 Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 N. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Open by appointment only Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill Creek Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146 Open by appointment only Claudia Springs – 1810 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Fri-Mon 11-5 Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs Rd. N., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651 May-Oct, Fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt Drew Family – 9000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 Thu-Mon 11-5 Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1493 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 Fri-Mon 11-5 Esterlina – 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo; 707 895-2920 Open by appointment only Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 Frey – 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5177 Mon-Fri 10-5, by appointment Germain-Robin – P. O. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314 Open by appointment only Mon-Frid 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 Open daily 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; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Harmonique Wines – 1810 Hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 Fri-Mon 11-5 Hawk and Horse – 13048 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-0910 Open by appointment only High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 E. State Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-9400 Tue-Sat 11-5 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 Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Open daily 11-5 Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 By appointment 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 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 Open by appointment Navarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Open daily 10-5

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Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319 Oster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257 Pacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Philo Ridge – Philo; 707 489-2303 Ployez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Raye's Hill Winery – 3400 Chardonnay Lane, Philo; 707 895-3439 Rivino – 4101 Cox Schrader Rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South Highway 101, Hopland; 707 894-3683 Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1671 Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Shannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Shed Horn Cellars – Socrate Mine Road, Middletown; 707 987-4716 Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake; 707 994-4068 Sol Rouge – P.O. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000 Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Steele Wines – 4350 Thomas Drive, at Hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Terra Savia – 14200 Mountain House Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1114 Terrill Cellars and Tuscan Village – 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake; 707 252-8444 Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Nice; 707 274-9373 Villa La Brenta – 1780 Highway 53, Clearlake; 707 994-4000 Vin de Tevis – 51161 Covelo Rd, Dos Rios; 707 983-8433 Whaler Vineyards – 6200 E Side Capella Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355 Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Weibel Family Winery and Vineyards – 13300 Buckman Dr., Hopland; 707 744-2200 Open daily 10-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Open by appointment Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Sat-Sun by appointment Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment Tue-Sun 1-5t Open daily 11-5 Mon-Tue 12-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30, Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment Daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment Daily 10-5 Mon-Sat 11-5 Open by appointment Daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Tue-Sun 10-5 Open by appointment only Open Daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6 Open Daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Berryessa Gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 Tue-Fri 12-4, Sat-Sun appointment only Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 12-8:30,Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4 Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 1--5 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 Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 Currey Rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 Thu-Sun 12-5 Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6 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 Fri-Sun 11-5 Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5 Turkovich Family Wines– 304 Railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 Thu 12-6, Fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5 Wilson Vineyards – Clarksburg; 916 744-1456 Open by appointment only

YOLO COUNTY

Silversmith Vnyds – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: Fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appointment

BAY AREA/LIVERMORE
Bent Creek Winery – 5455 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-6320 Big White House – 6800 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1976 Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-0554 Cedar Mountain – 7000 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6636 Charles R Vnyds – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd, Livermore; 925 454-3040 Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Vly; 510 582-9900 Concannon – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Crooked Vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8156 Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510 304-0914 Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 452-1800 Deer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo Road, Livermore; 925 584-6494 el Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Hidden Creek – 5937 Graham Ct, Suite B, Livermore; 925 371-2424 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4 Sat-Sun 12-4 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays) Open daily 11-4:30 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, Sun 11-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by appt Fri-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointment Fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Thu-Sun 12-6 Open daily 12-4 Mon-Fri 1-4 Sat-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Weekends 12-4:30 Wed 4-9, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Tue-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Tue-Sun 12-5 By appointment only Thu-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-6

SUISUN VALLEY
Blacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Blue Victorian Vineyards– 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., Fairfield; 707 422-8025 King Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy Road, Suisun City; 707 426-4424 Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Tenbrink Vineyards – 4185 Chadbourne Road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334 Rock Creek Vineyard – 4610 Green Valley Rd, Green Valley; 707 864-2471 Suisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025 Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Thu-Sun 12-5 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6 Thu-Sun 12-5 Daily 10-5 Thu-Sun 12-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Thu-Sun 12-5 Thu-Sun 12-5 Tours & tasting by appointment only Thu-Sun 12-5 Daily 11-5

John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Lolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek; 925-456-WINE Las Positas Vineyards – 682 Pinnacle Pl, Livermore; 925 989-0857 Lavish Laines Winery – Tasted at Good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, Livermore; 925 321-0373 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE Marr Cellars – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214 Miramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744

Vezer Family Tasting Rm– 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6

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Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 Occasio – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Page Mill– 1960 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 456-7676 Red Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 408-209-9498 Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Tamas Estate – 5489 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 12 to 5 12-4:30 Fri-Sunday & by appointment Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 Wed-Sun 11-5:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-4:30 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 Open daily 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Tue-Sun 11-5 Tue-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 11-6:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 Thu-Mon 12-4:30 Open by appointmentViano Vineyards Clements Ridge – 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3850 Coliseum – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 747-7733 Cosentino Winery – 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8014 d‘Art Wines – 13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi; 209 334-9946 Dancing Coyote – 3125 E Orange St., Acampo; 800 958-8524 Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School St., Lodi; 209 366-2634 Delicato Family – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Gnekow Family Winery– 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Grand Amis – 115 North School Street, Suite 5, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 La Bonne Vie Cellars – 29181 S. Lehman Rd, Tracy; 209 836-21856 LangeTwins Winery – 1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo; 209 334-9780 Lobo Loco –at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 2545 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 365-0261 Lodi Wine Cellars/Benson Ferry – 112 Pine St., Lodi; 209 365-6622 The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 M2 Wines – 1376 East Turner Road Suite D, Lodi; 209 339-1071 Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368 McCormack Williamson – 3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 Michael~David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 Mokelumne Oaks – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12 (Victor Road), Lodi; 209 369-4758 Omega Cellars– 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent Road, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Spenker Winery – 17303 N. De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467 St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646 St. Jorge Winery – 22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo; 209 365-0202 Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3314 VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Viaggio Estate & Winery – 100 E. Taddei Rd., Lodi; 209 368-1378 Open daily 11-6 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 Thu-Sun 11-5 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Tue-Thu 1-9, Fri 1-11, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-4:30 Vicarmont Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Watts – poured at Vino Piazza, 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 Fri-Sun 11-6 Wed-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Tue-Wed 7-6, Thu-Sat 8-9, Sun 9-3 Open daily 9-5:30 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 1-5 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat- Sun 12:30-5 Thu-Sun 12-5 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5 Daily 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Open by appointment only Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 Open daily 10-5 Tues-Thu 3 -9, Fri-Sun 3-12 Thu-Sun 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-5 Fri-Sun11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 8-5 Open by appointment only Sat-Sun 12-5 Daily 10-5 Wed-Sun 10-5 Fri 11:30-5:30, Sat-Sun 12-6 Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4 Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt only 1-4 by appointment Sat & Sun Fri-Sun 11-5 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6 Sat-Sun 12-5 Thu-Mon 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 Open daily 10:30-4:30

Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco Rd, Livermore; 925 294-8647

Grady Family –at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

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

Maley/Weibel–at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
Abundance Vnyds –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Akin Estates –at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Bixler Vnyds –at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Boitano Family – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 286-1595 Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at Clements Ridge, 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 334-4338 Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 Brice Station – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-5280 CellarDoor – 21 N. School Street, Lodi; 209 339-4394 Century Oak –22211 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Lodi; 209 334-3482

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