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NOVEMBER 5, 2010 – ISSUE 45 – VOLUME 29
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery ON THE COVER
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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WINE COUNTRY NEWS
Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17
FEATURE

SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS
WINERY

Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31
Chateau St. Jean Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-43
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St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
WINE COUNTRY
EVENTS

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
Silver Pass Weekend
Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
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Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-57
PROFILE

Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
WINEMAKER

Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59
Bob Pepi, Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Andretti Winery
LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
TASTING ROOM

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
Ehlers Estate 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 Once picked, red wine grapes are
Northern Hemisphere have been engaged in their most critical tasks of separated from their stems and gently
the year. The decisions they make during this busy period of four to crushed in order to release the juice. For white wines, the grapes are
eight weeks will play an important role in how their wines will perform not crushed, but pressed with the stems still intact so that the juice
when released to the public a year from now, in the case of many white from the grapes can be immediately separated from contact with the
wines, and up to four years from now for full-bodied red wines. skins and pumped into a fermenting vat.
While temperatures rose in spring and summer, grapes became A fermenting tank will be filled about three-fourths to the top to
sweeter, while their acidity and tartness decreased. In August, wine- allow room for carbon dioxide gas to be released from the juice. The
makers checked the concentration of sugar in the grapes at least once temperature of the wine will naturally rise during fermentation and it
a day, waiting for the optimum time to take grapes from the vines and is critical that the temperature range be controlled carefully. If left to rise
begin the winemaking process. too high, the wine will end up with an unpleasant, burnt flavor.
Picking grapes early will mean a little higher acidity in the wine and Once the primary fermentation of red wine ends, and more juice is
a lower alcohol level. However, if picked too soon, some unwanted squeezed from the skins through a process called pressing, the juice
flavors and off-odors could end up in the final wine. Wait too long to will be transferred to another vat, or barrel. With each transfer like this,
pull the grapes and the winemaker runs the risk of fermenting overripe called “racking”, the wine becomes clearer. Most red wines will settle
grapes that leave too high a level of residual sugar in the wine, or down in barrels for a period of eight to 24 months before being bottled
produce too high a level of alcohol, creating an unbalanced wine. and released to the public.
In addition to checking the sweetness in the grapes, the phenolic
compounds must also be mature enough for picking. These are the 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
chemical compounds that produce the wine components of color, contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.
tannin and flavor. 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 Cali-
fornia 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 Cali-
fornia 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 recom-
mendation 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 ship-
ping is a drop in the bucket compared to what they save on the cost of the wine.
Miller gets deals on Napa wine too. “I have winemakers from small wineries
stop in every week saying ‘I have something that will fit into the store,’ if they only
have 15 or 25 cases of an end-of-vintage wine – I am the perfect outlet for them.”
So head up to the Wine Garage and check out the best deals in the Valley at
1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga, CA 94515. For more information, call
(707) 942-5332. You can also check out the website at winegarage.net.

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NAPA VALLEY ONGOING ONGOING
Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery
ONGOING Napa, daily 10am-5pm, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com Napa , 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com
Napa Valley Wine Train • Classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine. • Individual Tastings, $12
Napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • Reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine. • Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting
• Nov 5, 20: Murder Mystery • Tours by appointment with 24 hour advance notice • Food & Wine Pairing
• Nov 21: Moonlight Escape, Full Frosty Moon ONGOING • Vineyard Tour
ONGOING Buon Amici Members & Guests • Blending Class
Napa Valley Opera House Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena,10am-4:30pm • Wine Sensory Seminar
1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org 707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com ONGOING
• Nov 4: Café Cabaret, Gershwin’s Gold • Members Only New Release Tastings Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate
• Nov 5: Dance Party with Pop Rocks • Barrel Tastings by appointment Rutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10
• Nov 6: Oh, Mr. Sousa • Vertical Tastings by appointment Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm
• Nov 11: Talk Cinema Napa Valley • Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointment 707-963-2784, www.grgich.com
• Nov 12: Garage Band 101, The British are Coming
ONGOING ONGOING
• Nov 13-14: Napa Valley Film Festival Launch Celebration
• Nov 19: Wonderbread 5 Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting Tastings & Tours at Artesa Winery
• Nov 20: The Original Stars from Rent - Live at Monticello Vineyards Napa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com
Napa, Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley $25 • Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40
ONGOING RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com
Live at the Lincoln Theater • Daily Guided Tours
Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com ONGOING • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40
• Nov 7: Peter Gros, Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom V. Sattui Winery ONGOING
• Nov 13: An Evening with Tim McGraw & Friends St. Helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com Tours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winery
• Nov 20: Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra • Classic tasting, daily, $5 Napa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com
ONGOING • Premium tasting, daily, $10 • Regular tasting, $10
Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines • Food & wine pairing, Mon-Thu, $18 • Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun
Napa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com • Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25 Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person
• Italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses
• Nov 5: Taste the Six Bordeaux Grapes ONGOING
• Nov 19: Back Room Blow Out XXXIX • Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more
• Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar Educational Tours & Wine Tasting
ONGOING • 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic grounds at Castello di Amorosa
Live at Uptown Theatre Calistoga, 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com
Napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS • Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50
• Nov 13: Rosanne Cash Food & Wine Pairings at Etude Winery
• Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20
Napa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/members
ONGOING FRIDAYS • Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP tours
www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300
Friday Night Pulse Tastings ONGOING
ACME Fine Wines, St.Helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440 ONGOING
Rombauer Vineyards The Ultimate Flight
• Nov 5: Bill Elbring pouring North Berkeley Imports
St. Helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena,A true farm-to-table experience at Logan-Ives
• Nov 12: Liz Marston Leahy pouring Martson, Lisa Augustine
• Friday-Sunday: Open by advance appointment only House, 11am, RSVP, $35, www.longmeadowranch.com, 707-963-4555
pouring Broman & Manolo Frias pouring Frias
• Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS
ONGOING
• Tasting $10 Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre
Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley
• Wine & Cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25 St. Helena, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, $12.50
Napa Town Center, Napa, 707-253-9450
ONGOING 707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu
www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices
• Nov 5, 9, 12, 19, 26: Fine Wine & Artisan Cheese Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines ONGOING
• Nov 6-7: European Cheeses & Napa Wines Rutherford, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery
• Nov 13-14: Tri-Tip Steak Appetizer • Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm For details, 888-RMONDAVI x2, www.robertmondavi.com
• Nov 17, 20: Chocolate Decadence • Premier Tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm • The Signature Tour & Tasting • The Wine Tasting Basics
• Private Group Tasting, $20, by appt • The Exclusive Cellar Tasting• Tasting Beyond the Basics
ONGOING
• Cellar Tour & Tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-F by appt • The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & Lunch
Winemaker Family-Style Dinner
Farmstead Restaurant, Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, $60/food & wine • Vineyard View Tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-F by appt
• Abacus Tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt ONGOING
www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant, 707-963-9181
• Wine Train, $180 Reserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling Vineyards
• Nov 10: Brian Nuss from Vinoce
Calistoga, 11am, Private tasting in the Reserve Room after the tour, $45
ONGOING ONGOING
800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.com
Music on the Terrace Tours and Tastings
at William Hill Estate Winery ONGOING
Domaine Chandon, Yountville, 1-5pm, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280
Napa, 10am-5pm, by appt. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour
• Nov 7: Solomon Douglas Swingtet, 10 Piece Swing Band
• Taste the Napa Valley, $12 Bourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appointment, $15 mid-week special
• Nov 21: Cascada with David Correa, Latin Guitar World Fusion
• Chardonnay Experience/with food pairing, $16/$20 Mention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.com
ONGOING • Exploring Cabernets, $20
Joseph Phelps Vineyards: ONGOING
• Estate Exclusives, $25 Tastings at Silverado Vineyards
Tastings & Seminars • Intro to William Hill Estate Tour and Tasting, $25
An opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours Napa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com
• The William Hill Estate Experience Tour and Tasting, $40 • Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, $75
11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, except
Insignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. Terrace tastings daily, $25 ONGOING • Library Tasting, $75
RSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com Vineyard & Winery Tours • Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$10, Premier/$20
· Insignia Blending · Le Nez at Raymond Vineyards • Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15
· Tasting Terroir · Wine Appreciation St. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt) • Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting
· Cool California (Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) 800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.com EVERY SATURDAY
· Barrel seminars (Napa Valley Cab)
ONGOING ZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminar
ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND Wine Tasting Experiences Rutherford, Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar, 11am, $40
Wine Component Tasting Seminar at Benessere Vineyards 800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com
at Merryvale Vineyards St. Helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt
St. Helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members EVERY SUNDAY
• Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10
707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com Sensory Component Tasting at ZD Wines
• Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15
Rutherford, 11am by appointment only, $20, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com
EVERY 4TH WEEKEND • Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15
Wine & Food Pairing Seminar • Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20 EVERY SATURDAY
at Merryvale Vineyards • Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 Chocolate & Red Wine Saturdays
10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. Helena • Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 at Bennett Lane Winery
707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com • Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15 Calistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684

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THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 4 NOVEMBER 13
Bacchus That Rascal Napa Valley Viticultural Fair Harvest Winemaker Dinner
Clos Pegase, Calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “History of Wine“ Napa Expo Fairgrounds, Napa, 8am-3:30pm at Artesa Winery
707-942-4981, www.clospegase.com www.napagrowers.org, info@napagrowers.org Club Artesa Event, RSVP, Napa, $115, www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309

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

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NOVEMBER 14 ONGOING NOVEMBER 6
Harvest Celebration & Holiday Party Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Holiday Affair Food & Wine Pairing
Uncorked at Oxbow, Napa, 3-7pm Kenwood, Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment Extravaganza at Ferrari-Carano
www.uncorked-at-oxbow.com, 707-927-5864 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com Healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700
NOVEMBER 15-20 • Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar, Eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 NOVEMBER 6
Wild Game Week • Cinq Cépages Component Tasting, Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 Wine Club Dinner at Cline Cellars
Hurley’s Restaurant, Yountville, www.HurleysRestaurant.com, 707-944-2345 • Private VIP Wine Tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour Sonoma, 6-11pm, $95, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4027
• Box Lunch Prgram with Tour
NOVEMBER 18 NOVEMBER 6
Farmstead Fish Fry ONGOING Hike & Taste in the Vineyards at Kunde Family Estate
Farmstead Restaurant, Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, $35/food Tours, Tastings & Seminars Kenwood, 10am, $25, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501x334
www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant, 707-963-9181 at St. Francis Winery
NOVEMBER 6
NOVEMBER 19-21 Santa Rosa, Ten person minimum, Call for more information & reservations
Reception: In Relation, New Sculptures
38th Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire 888-675-WINE(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com
by Bobbi Jeanne Quercia
Napa Valley Expo, Napa, 10am-4pm, 925-372-8961 • Winery Tour & Tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 Quercia Gallery, Duncans Mills, 3-6pm
• Vineyards Tour & Tasting, 1 hour, $20 www.Quercia-Gallery.com, 707-865-0243
NOVEMBER 20-21
• Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65
Holiday in Carneros NOVEMBER 6
Participating Carneros wineries, 10am-4pm, $35/adv, $40 ONGOING SRJC’s Agstravaganza & Range to Plate
www.carneroswineries.org Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer SRJC Shone Farm, Ag Pavilion, Forestville
NOVEMBER 23 Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com www.agrstravaganza.com, 707-521-7898
Thanksgiving Cooking Class ONGOING SUNDAYS NOVEMBER 6-7
at Raymond Vineyards Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch Reserve Pinot Noir Release & Live Music
St. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659 at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa at Chateau St. Jean Winery
NOVEMBER 26 Sonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonoma Kenwood, 10am-4:30pm, 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com
22nd Annual Festival of Lights ONGOING NOVEMBER 6-7
Food, wine, entertainment, Santa, carolers & horse-drawn carriage rides! Wine & Food Affair at Rodney Strong
Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson
Downtown Yountville, 2-6pm, www.yountville.com, 707-944-0904 Healdsburg, www.rodneystrong.com, 800-678-4763
Fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25
707-571-7500, www.kj.com NOVEMBER 6-7
SONOMA COUNTY 12th Annual Food & Wine Affair
ONGOING WEEKENDS
Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery at Hop Kiln Winery
ONGOING
Cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing Healdsburg, 800-723-6336, www.hopkilnwinery.com
Friday Night Music at Sebastiani Winery
Sonoma, 6:30-9:30pm, 800-888-5532x3230, www.sebastiani.com 707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com NOVEMBER 6-7
• Nov 5: Jon Poppenoe Blues Band Wine & Food Affair at Wilson Winery
LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
• Nov 12: Debra Winters Healdsburg, 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.com
• Nov 19: BackTrax 50 Mile AV Vintner's Dining
Glen Ellen, Barrel tasting & Old Vine Pinot Noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard. NOVEMBER 6-7
ONGOING Foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, RSVP, 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.com Wine & Food Affair at Simi Winery
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Healdsburg, 707-473-3213, www.simiwinery.com
Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org
• Nov 6-8: Santa Rosa Symphony Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours NOVEMBER 6-7
• Nov 9: ZooZoo & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola 12th Annual Wine & Food Affair –
• Nov 11: Warren Miller Geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20 Tasting Along the Wine Road
• Nov 19: Cake Boss 707-431-4811, www.ryew.com Visit participating wineries for wine & food pairing. Russian River Wine Road
• Nov 19-21: Roustabout The Sound of Music 11am-4pm, $65/weekend, $45/Sunday, $25/designated driver
ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
• Nov 20-21: Am Phil American Portrait www.wineroad.com, 800-723-6336
‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery
• Nov 22: Daniel Tosh NOVEMBER 6-7
Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines
ONGOING RSVP, 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.com 12th Annual Wine & Food Affair
Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern at Mazzocco Winery
Sebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com ONGOING THURSDAYS Healdsburg, 11am-4pm, $65/weekend, $45/Sunday, $25/designated driver
• Nov 5: Chris Berry & Friends Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba www.mazzocco.com
• Nov 10: Emmitt-Nershi Band Sonoma, Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine
NOVEMBER 7
• Nov 12: The David Nelson Band tasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.com
4th Annual Renewing America’s
• Nov 13: Berel Alexander Ensemble
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY Food Traditions Dinner
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS The Art of Winemaking Workshop Quivira Vineyards, Healdsburg–Presented by Slow Food Russian River & Quivira
Wine & Food Sampling at Hop Kiln Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm Vineyards. 3-7pm, $85/Slow Food & Quivira members, $95/general
Russian River Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine 707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com www.slowfoodrr.org, larry@foodandwinetrails.com, 707-887-2606
& sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm
707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.com ONGOING NOVEMBER 9-10
Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School Green Wine Summit
ONGOING Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Santa Rosa, www.greenwinesummit.com, 707-255-9222
Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop 450 West Spain St, Sonoma, Check website for schedule.
at B.R. Cohn Winery 707-933-0450, www.ramekins.com NOVEMBER 11
Glen Ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 21st Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade
707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com Historic Downtown Petaluma, 1pm, 707-769-0429
Mylette Welch Painting Exhibit
ONGOING Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estates, Healdsburg NOVEMBER 12
Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting www.mylettewelch.com, 707-433-7427 24th Annual Winemaker Dinner Series
at B.R. Cohn Winery featuring Vision Cellars
ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 6
Glen Ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members Bay View Restaurant, Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, 7pm, $79
Mad Science, Experiments in Kinetic & Robotic Art www.InnattheTides.com, 800-541-7788
707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com
Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa
ONGOING www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500 NOVEMBER 12, 19
Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Classic Sparkling Wine & Cheese
Kenwood, A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. NOVEMBER 5 Combinations: Luscious Locals & Spanish
Complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.com Fall Wine Club Pick Up Party Delicacies at Gloria Ferrer
Mayo Family Winery, Glen Ellen Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30, RSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1939
ONGOING www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-938-9401
Food and Wine Pairing NOVEMBER 12
at the Mayo Reserve Room NOVEMBER 5-7 Chapel Concert: French Quartet featuring Mark Taylor
9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting Holiday Affair Wine Country Weekend Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma, 7:30pm, $20
$35, Reservations recommended,707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.com Ferrari-Carano Winery, Healdsburg, www.fcwinery.com, 707-433-6700 www.sonomaparks.org, 707-484-9552

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NOVEMBER 13 NOVEMBER 14 NOVEMBER 20-21
Holiday Celebration China Chamber Concerts: Sonic Fireworks Holiday in Carneros
Arrowood Vineyards, Glen Ellen, 11am-3pm at Jacuzzi Winery Participating Carneros wineries, 10am-4pm, $35/adv, $40
www.arrowoodwinery.com, 707-938-2600 Sonoma, 4-5:30pm, $35, 707-931-7551, www.jacuzziwines.com www.carneroswineries.org

NOVEMBER 13 NOVEMBER 14 NOVEMBER 20-21
Holiday in Carneros at Cline Cellars
Hands-on Artisanal Cocktail Class Café Budapest – Glendeven String Quartet
Sonoma, 10am-4pm, $40, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4027
H2Hotel, Healdsburg, $50, 707-433-7222 Russian River Chamber Music, Costeaux French Bakery, Healdsburg
www.russianrivermusic.org, 707-524-8700 NOVEMBER 26-27
NOVEMBER 13 27th Annual Holiday Open House
Dance for the Troops NOVEMBER 15 Heart of Sonoma Valley Association, Visit participating wineries in Sonoma
Sonoma Veterans Building, Sonoma, 6-10pm, , 707-935-9426, $45/adv, $55 An Evening with Cole Porter Valley,11am-4pm, www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463
at Jacuzzi Winery
NOVEMBER 13-14 NOVEMBER 26-27
Sonoma, 7-9pm, $40, 707-337-2313, www.jacuzziwines.com
Post Harvest Party Alexander Valley Holiday Open House
Presented by The Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza
Roche Vineyards Tasting Room, Sonoma Wineries: Alexander Valley Vineyards, Field Stone, Hanna, Johnson’s,
www.rochewinery.com, 707-935-7115 NOVEMBER 18 Medlock Ames, Sausal & White Oak. 11am-4pm, $15, 800-500-2285x11
Winemaker Dinner Series: Robert Hunter
NOVEMBER 13
Food & Wine Meadowcroft in Sonoma
Santé, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma LAKE/MENDOCINO
www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000
CornerStone, Sonoma, Seatings 11am, 1pm. $15, RSVP
EVERY SECOND SATURDAY
www.meadowcroftwines.com, 707-934-4090 NOVEMBER 19-28 Food & Wine Pairings
Old Vintage Week at Christopher Creek McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.com
NOVEMBER 13
Healdsburg, 11am-5pm, 707-433-2001, www.christophercreek.com
Wild Game Winery Dinner ONGOING
at St. Francis Winery NOVEMBER 20-21 Skunk Train
Santa Rosa, 6pm, $125, $99/members, Reservations required Holiday in Carneros at Jacuzzi Winery 866-457-5865, Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com
www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WINE Sonoma, 10am-4pm, $40, 707-931-7551, www.jacuzziwines.com • Nov 6: Wine & Mushroom Excursion Train

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ONGOING FRIDAYS NOVEMBER 14-21 LIVERMORE
Tuscan Village Music Art Series New Italian Cinema ONGOING
Terrill Cellars, Lower Lake, 6-9pm Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema, San Francisco Bankhead Theatre
www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354 www.sffs.org, 415-561-5000 Livermore Valley performing Arts Center, Livermore
925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org
ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 17 NOVEMBER 16
• Nov 9: John Gray
8th Annual Victorian Christmas Faire & High Tea Lynmar Estate, Russian River Valley Dinner
• Nov 12: Broadway Today – LVPAC Gala
Lakeport English Inn, Lakeport, 11am-6pm Lynn Fritz, Proprietor & Bibiana González Rave, Winemaker • Nov 13: The Tilden Trio
www.lakeportenglishinn.com, 707-263-4317 Campton Place, San Francisco, $120 • Nov 20: Dar Williams
www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574
NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 5 NOVEMBER 6
NOVEMBER 20 Mansion Winetaster Dinner
The Sweetest Swing in Baseball –
Pinot Fest 2010 at Farallon Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, 6:30-9:30pm, $85
Mendocino Theatre Company
More than 50 of Oregon and California’s best producers. 3-6pm, $100pp www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377
Mendocino, www.MendocinoTheatre.org, 707-937-4477
415-956-6969, www.farallonrestaurant.com/pinotfest.html NOVEMBER 7
NOVEMBER 5-14 Veteran’s Day Parade
NOVEMBER 21
Mendocino County Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton, 1-2pm
Pier 39 Holiday Tree Lighting
Wine & Mushroom Festival www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199
Pier 39, San Francisco, 1-6pm, www.pier39.com, 415-705-5500
Check out the website for a complete listing of activities & events! NOVEMBER 7-30
www.VisitMendocino.com, 866-466-4636
MARIN COUNTY Oils by Mary Kay Feit
ONGOING Wente Vineyards Tasting Room, Livermore, 11am-4:30pm
NOVEMBER 5
Marin Center in San Rafael www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2300
Fruit Tree Tour
415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us NOVEMBER 18
Philo Grange, Philo, 707-843-1355
• Nov 6: Italian Film Festival, We Can Do That Winemaker’s Dinner
NOVEMBER 5 • Nov 7: Barbershop Harmony Concert Murrieta’s Well Winery, Livermore, 6:30-9:30pm, $95/members, $105/guests
Meet the Winemaker/Artist on the First Friday • Nov 8, 11: Marin Speakers Series, Willie Brown, Jr. www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2390
Lake County Wine Studio, Upper Lake, 5-8pm, 707-275-8030 • Nov 13: Italian Film Festival, Basilica Coast to Coast NOVEMBER 19
• Nov 14, 16: Marin Symphony, World Premiere & Virtuosity Magical Holiday Evening
NOVEMBER 5
• Nov 20: Warren Miller Film Downtown Pleasanton, 6-9pm
First Friday Fling
SAN MATEO COUNTY www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199
Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 5-7pm
www.lakecountyartscouncil.com, 707-263-6658 NOVEMBER 20-21
NOVEMBER 6-7, 13-14 Bordeaux by the Bay
NOVEMBER 5-6 10th Annual Holiday Boutique & Historic House Tour Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, 11am-4:30pm, $5
Mendocino Stories & Music Series – Johnston House, Half Moon Bay, 10am-4pm www.concannonvineyard.com, 925-456-2505
Hit and Run Theater www.johnstonhouse.org, 650-726-0329, $10
NOVEMBER 20-21
Hill House of Mendocino, Mendocino, 7:30pm NOVEMBER 13 Holiday Wine Tasting
www.mendocinostories.com, 707-937-1732 Half Moon Bay Wine & Food Fare Fenestra Winery, Livermore, 12-5pm, www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377
NOVEMBER 13
Holiday Open House & Barrel Tasting
Oceano Hotel & Spa, Half Moon Bay, 12-4pm NORTH CENTRAL COAST
www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463, free admission
McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 10am-5pm ONGOING
www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986 SANTA CLARA COUNTY Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel
ONGOING Carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com
NOVEMBER 13
Tasting Room Tuesdays • Nov 6: The Phantom’s leading Ladies
Windows to the Universe • Nov 13: Lainie Kazan
Taylor Observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pm, $3 Winery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.”
• Nov 14-15: Monterey Symphony Concert II
www.taylorobservatopry.org, 707-262-4121 Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, The Fairmont San Jose
• Nov 17: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
San Jose, 5-7pm, www.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831- • Nov 19: Sarah Vowell
NOVEMBER 20 685-8463 • Nov 20: Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo
November Release Party Food & Wine Pairing • Nov 2, 16: Roudon-Smith Winery
ONGOING
Tulip Hill Winery, Nice, 1-5pm, $5
NOVEMBER 13 Live at Golden State Theatre
www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373 Monterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com
Morgan Hill Wine Stroll
Downtown Morgan Hill, 1-5pm, $25, www.santaclarawines.com, 80-779-3190 • Nov 4-7: 11th International Film Festival
BAY AREA ONGOING
NOVEMBER 20
Wine & Jazz Night Live Music at KRML Radio
SAN FRANCISCO The Eastwood Building, Carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.com
Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 1-6pm, www.mountainwinery.com, 408-741-2822
ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER ONGOING
ALAMEDA COUNTY Thursday Night Music Series
Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the De Young
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco NOVEMBER 10 Bargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm
www.deyoungmuseum.org, 415-750-3600 Grgich Hills Estate Dinner 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com
• Nov 5: Grand Finale! Art & Revolution, Mission Style Liason Bistro, Berkeley, 510-849-2155, www.grgich.com EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH
• Nov 12: Friday Night Soirées, Starry Night Over the Bay NOVEMBER 20 Pair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellars
• Nov 19: Friday Night Soirées with the Alliance Française Holiday Party 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.
ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 18 Rosenblum Cellars, Alameda, www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-865-7007
www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne & Beyond CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay
ONGOING FRIDAYS
De Young Museum, San Francisco, www.deyoung.famsf.org, 415-750-3600
Friday Night Tastings at Prima Check the website for more events
NOVEMBER 6 Walnut Creek, 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/members www.winecountrythisweek.com
235th Marine Corps Birthday Ball www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, San Francisco
Email Your Events to
ONGOING SATURDAYS
www.marineclub.com, 415-673-6672 Saturday Night Tastings at Prima
cathy@WineCountryThisWeek.com
NOVEMBER 9 Walnut Creek, 3-5pm, $20, $10/members For best results, send your emails at least 6 to 8
Eileen’s Domaine Carneros Wine Dinner www.primaristorante.com, 925-935-7780 weeks prior to the date of your event. Event listings
Campton Place, San Francisco NOVEMBER 13 are free, and published as space is available and at
With Eileen Crane, Founding Winemaker/CEO Wines of the County Holiday Buying Event the discretion of Wine Country This Week.
$125, 415-955-5574, Richard.Dean@tajhotels.com Shadow Lakes Event Center, Brentwood, 4-7pm, 925-516-2837

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EVERY TUESDAY SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS CALAVERAS COUNTY
Focus on Monterey County Wines SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Cepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm ONGOING Wines of the World Education Tastings
831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com Vintners’ Holiday Session Murphys Hotel, Murphys, No reservations required, everyone welcome!
ONGOING TUESDAY - SATURDAY Yosemite National Park, Yosemite, www.yosemitepark.com, 801-559-4884 5:30pm, $15, 209-736-2949
Oya Salon and Ventana Vineyards • Nov 3-4: Session II, Schramsberg Vineyards, Rosenblum Cellars, Trefethen
NOVEMBER 13
Wine and Cheese Event Family Vineyards, Cain Vineyard & Winery
Dancing with the Sierra Stars
Monterey, 2pm on. Oya patrons can sample Ventana Vineyards award winning • Nov 7-9: Session III, Franciscan, Tres Sabores, Wild Horse Winery & Vineyard, Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys–Dinner, dance competition & live auction.
wines. Wines change monthly. 831-372-7415x213, Ventana 831-656-0570 Pride Mountain Vineyards 5:30pm, $125, 209-754-2603
• Nov 10-11: Session IV, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, Karly Winery,
ONGOING FRIDAYS Hovey Wine, Robert Mondavi Winery NOVEMBER 13
Fromage Fridays at Taste Morgan • Nov 14-16: Session V, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Holiday Festival of Wines
Carmel, A special cheese sampling paired with wine. 3-5pm Ancient Peaks Winery, Twomey Cellars www.calaveraswines.org, 209-728-9467
831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com • Nov 17-18: Session VI, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Frog’s Leap Winery, NOVEMBER 19
ONGOING SUNDAYS Rombauer Vineyards, Carol Shelton Wines Affordable Gifts of Art Holiday Boutique
Library Sundays at Taste Morgan • Nov 28-30: Session VII, Mumm Napa, Provenance Vineyards & San Andreas, 12-3pm, 209-754-1774, www.calaverasarts.org
Carmel , An opportunity to taste some older wines from the cellar. 2-5pm Beckstoffer Vineyards, J Vineyards & Winery, Sbragia Family Vineyards
NOVEMBER 20
• Dec 1-2: Session VIII, Selby Winery, ZD Wines, Selene Wines,
831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com Desserts & Dancing, A Casual Holiday Affair
Ravenswood Winery
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MAY Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, 7-11pm, $35
NOVEMBER 5 www.visitcalavereascounty.org, 209-736-1947
Winemaker Wednesdays
Girls Night Out!
Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola–Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers NEVADA COUNTY
David Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 6-9pm
Association, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463 ONGOING FRIDAYS NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 17
www.davidgirardvineyards.com, 530-295-1833
NOVEMBER 4-7 42nd Annual Cornish Christmas
NOVEMBER 6 Downtown Grass Valley, 6-9pm
Big Sur Food & Wine Festival
15th Annual Fall Wine & Brew Fest www.downtowngrassvalley.com, 530-272-8315
Various events & locations in Big Sur Ridge Golf Club, Auburn, 5-9pm, $40/adv, $45
www.bigsurfoodandwine.org, 831-667-0241 www.fallwineandbrewfest.com NOVEMBER 6-7
NOVEMBER 5 Banner Mountain Artisans
NOVEMBER 19-20 Elks Lodge, Nevada City, 10am-5pm
An Evening of Wine & Roses Mandarin Festival www.bannermountainartisans.com, 530-272-4471
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville, 6-9pm Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, www.mandarinfestival.com, 916-663-1918
www.pvhealthtrust.org, 831-761-5639, $50 SACRAMENTO VALLEY
EL DORADO COUNTY
NOVEMBER 11 ONGOING
ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Sacramento River Train
Veterans Day Ceremony
Private Tastings with the Winemaker 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com
Devendorf Park, Carmel, 11am, 831-624-9941
Winery By the Creek, Fair Play, Taste with Charles B. Mitchell or a staff wine • Nov 6: Sunset Dinner
NOVEMBER 12-13 educator! 11am-5pm, by appointment, $25, $20/members • Nov 13, 20: Great Train Robbery
Harvest Fair 530-620-2402, www.winerybythecreek.com
ONGOING
Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel ONGOING SUNDAYS Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
www.ccmp.org, 831-624-8595, 9am-3pm Jam Sessions Every Sunday Afternoon U.C. Davis, 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org
NOVEMBER 12-14 Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com • Nov 6: Buika
Great Wine Escape Weekend • Nov 7, 8: Imago
NOVEMBER 6
Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association, Various locations & events in • Nov 7: Alexander String Quartet
Harvest 102 with Rick Kushman
Monterey! www.montereywines.org, 831-375-9400 • Nov 13-14: Christopher O’Riley, piano
of The Sacramento Bee
• Nov 13: Paul Taylor Dance Company
NOVEMBER 13 Lava Cap Winery, Placerville, $25, 1-2:30pm, 530-621-0175,
• Nov 18: Tous les Matins du Monde
Holiday Entertaining with Bernardus Style NOVEMBER 7 • Nov 20: Ornette Coleman
Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 4-6pm, $85 Fall Foliage Vineyard Hike • Nov 20-21: Jeanine De Bique
www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550, RSVP Boeger Winery, Placerville, 9am-1pm, $25 SUISUN VALLEY
NOVEMBER 13 www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634
Monterey Symphony Concert 2 ONGOING
NOVEMBER 13 Wine by the Glass & Live Music
Sherwood Hall, Salinas, 2pm & 7pm Fine Wine & Decadent Chocolate Tasting Winterhawk Winery, Fairfield, Wine & complimentary pizza
www.montereysymphony.org, 831-646-8511 Perry Creek Winery, Fair Play, 12-2pm, free, RSVP 1-6pm, Music 2-5pm, $5, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977
NOVEMBER 13 www.perrycreek.com, 530-620-5175 • Dec 4: Temptation Mania
Holiday Fashion Show NOVEMBER 20 NOVEMBER 6
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Asilomar, 5:30-8:30pm Annual Holiday Sampler Sepay Groves Olive Oil Holiday Open House
www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304 Boeger Winery, Placerville, 11am-4pm, $5 Fairfield, www.sepayoliveoil.com, 707-434-8222
NOVEMBER 20 www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634
NOVEMBER 21
40th Annual Homecrafters Marketplace AMADOR COUNTY Rancho Solano Holiday Boutique
Sunset Center Parking Lot, Carmel, 9am-3pm Rancho Solano Golf Course, Fairfield
ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER
www.ci.carmel.ca.us, 831-620-2020 Christmas Store 707-399-7195. 10am-5pm, free admission
NOVEMBER 20 Amador Flower Farm, Amador, www.amadorflowerfarm.com, 209-245-6660
Passport Day – LODI/WOODBRIDGE
NOVEMBER 6-7
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Library Weekend ONG0ING
Visit participating wineries! 11am-5pm, $40, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463 Terra d’Oro, Plymouth, 10am-4:30pm Hutchins Street Square
NOVEMBER 20-21 www.terradorowinery.com, 209-245-6942 209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com
Feathered Friends at the Aquarium NOVEMBER 8-11 • Nov 20: Chicano Comedy All-Stars
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, 10am-6pm Advanced Intensive with Gil Dellinger NOVEMBER 5-7
www.montereybayaquarium.org, 831-648-4800 Class is held in Sutter Creek, $450, www.KnowltonGallery.com, 209-368-5123 Sandhill Crane Festival
NOVEMBER 20-21 NOVEMBER 13 Hutchins Street Square, Lodi, www.cranefestival.com, 800-581-6150
Dessert Classes & Fall Boutique Tasting with the Winemaker NOVEMBER 13-14
Fortino Winery, Gilroy, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 Vertical Tasting – Primitivo, C.G. Di Arie Vineyard, Plymouth, 12-4pm The First Sip – Lodi Wine Weekend
NOVEMBER 21 209-245-4700, www.cgdiarie.com Visit participating Lodi wineries, 11am-4pm
Fall Release Party NOVEMBER 13 www.firstsiplodi.com, 209-365-0621, $35/adv, $45
at Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery Winefest 2010 Amador County Arts Council NOVEMBER 20-21
Soquel–Wine Club Member Event, 3-6pm Sutter Creek Auditorium, Sutter Creek, 4:30-7:30pm Macchia Fall Release Party
www.hunterhillwines.com, 831-465-9294 www.amadorwine.com, 209-267-9038 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 bargain purchases will provide you with a smooth, rich glass of
of your wine purchases, you need to aerate, preserve and pamper wine.
those precious bottles. Luckily, the Wine Hardware stores in Sonoma, But suppose that you’ve enjoyed a glass or two of properly aerated
St. Helena, Walnut Creek and South San Francisco have all the latest wine and wish to save the rest for later. Wine Hardware has a number
and greatest gadgets to complete your wine paraphernalia collection. of fabulous new preservation tools that will keep your wines sealed
Most wines can use the “refinement” that comes with allowing air and safe for days, weeks or even months. The Wine Shield is one of
to soften the tannins, and with the use of some new and amazing the newest devices on the market today, offering an inexpensive and
devices, the task of aerating can be accomplished nearly instantly. yet highly effective way to preserve your opened bottles. This simple
One of the most popular is the Vinturi, a handy little number that and yet ingenious product will keep wine fresh for up to five days.
is simple to use and very effective. Billed by its manufacturer as The uncomplicated beauty of the Wine Shield is amazing. Just slip
providing “all the taste, none of the wait,” the Vinturi does the work one of these little plastic discs into your wine bottle and it will float
of a decanter in a matter of seconds. You simply hold the device on top of the wine, creating a barrier between the wine and the air
over a glass, pour the wine through it and the Vinturi draws in and space in the bottle. At only $6.95 for a pack of ten discs, it is also one
mixes the perfect amount of air needed to allow the wine the of the less expensive wine preservation tools on the market today. For
“breathe” in the blink of an eye. No swirling required. Another inter- a more long lasting preservation system, Wine Saver Pro is a five
esting aeration tool is the BevWizard. As Elliot MacKay, Wine Hard- bottle, closed Argon wine dispensing system that provides a natural
ware’s marketing vice president says, “It makes a two buck chuck Argon barrier against oxidation that can last for months.
into a ten buck chuck.” With everyone watching their bucks these A couple more handy innovations are portable ice buckets, like the
days, this is a wine tool that is seeing a lot of use. The design utilizes KoolVino and the IceBag. These reusable bags are perfect for keeping
magnets encased in a plastic pouring spout that provide a high- your wines chilled when picnicking, at parties or poolside.
intensity magnetic field that softens tannins and gives even inex- These and other wonderful new products are great ways in which
pensive wine that silky mouth feel that you get with more pricey to enhance your enjoyment of your wine purchases and make excel-
vintages. There are many other aeration devices, including a version lent presents for the oenophile on your holiday gift list.
from Italy called Centellino, as well as the Soiree and the Decantus, To check out these products or to find a Wine Hardware near you,
just to name a few. All are effective means of insuring that even your visit www.winehardware.com.

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Chateau St. Jean
Check Out the Tasting Seminars
by Richard Paul Hinkle most of what happens to create a wine of inherent subtlety. It is not big, it is not bold;
distinction has happened by the time the it reeks of neither alcohol nor of oak. But
Remembering the opening day operators’ grapes hit the crush pad each fall. “It takes those are its strengths, really. The elegance of
quandary at Chateau St. Jean’s unveiling still great vineyards to make great wines,” she says the lime, pear and nectarine fruit is nothing
brings a hearty chortle to my countenance (as with emphasis and authority. “Thirty years short of exquisite, all the more so for being so
opposed to one of those awful timid chor- ago, you could find Chardonnay planted next delicate and so refined. Think of this with
tles). Though the winery was named for the to Cabernet Sauvignon, despite the fact that scallops or scampi or the like. Delicious.
wife of one of the owners – an honest Anglo- those varieties have entirely different growing Chardonnay 2007 Alexander Valley,
American name, Jean – those who answered seasons. Robert Young Vineyard ($25): As usual, the
the phones were charged with employing the “We have learned, for example, not to creamy, thick texture of this wine is evident
suave and subtle French pronunciation at the
grow Chardonnay in Knights Valley, which is from the opening sip, along with well-defined
outset: “Sha-toe sahnt szhawn.” And people
a great place for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvi- lemon fruit at the core of it all. There is that
would hang up, saying, “Oh, we were calling
gnon. We have learned that Carneros and hazelnut and vanillin quality that comes from
‘saint jean.’”
Russian River Valley are ideal places for Pinot the oak, but it is so artfully interwoven that it
That was quickly corrected. What needed
Noir and, curiously, a little Merlot in the right all seems of a piece. I like this wine with a filet
no correction, fortunately was the wine-
spots. But you don’t learn those things of sole in a cream sauce, but a grilled veal
making, then handled by Dick Arrowood,
who created an almost mythic identity at without testing out your hypotheses. We steak would do just as nicely.
Chateau St. Jean before moving on to create especially know that many of Sonoma Cinq Cépages 2007 Sonoma County
his own namesake winery nearby. (Chateau County’s viticultural areas are perfect for the ($75): This wine really shows why blending
St. Jean is now owned by Beringer Blass Wine Bordeaux varieties, those that go into our offers the best of what a wine can be. You get
Estates, an Australian-based company once Cinq Cépages [the blend that contains the the cassis of Cabernet Sauvignon, the violets
called Fosters. Yep, the beer people.) five primary red Bordeaux varieties and from Cabernet Franc, the black currant of
Winemaking today is handled shows off a seamless mélange of cassis, Merlot, with subtle hints of mocha and cassis
marvelously by Margo Van Staaveren, who’s currant, coffee and chocolate].” (Malbec) and blackberry-blueberry (Petit
been with the winery since 1980 (and whose Pinot Blanc 2008 Alexander Valley, Verdot). In concert, well, that is the point –
husband Don was once winemaker). She has Robert Young Vineyard ($22): This is a wine the wine is wholly in concert, in harmony. In
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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 lush-
ness 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 Spec-
tator.)
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) 833-
4134 for further information, or
try them on the web at chateaust-
jean.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 excel-
lent 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 Fifth Annual Hanukkah Hootenanny at the
winery. It will be a benefit for Childrens
Judd’s Hill Winery – now entering it’s 21st Health Initiative Napa County, a non-profit
year – is barely a mile from downtown Napa, organization that ensures that every child is
and it’s there that Judd Finkelstein and his given equal access to health care.
wife Holly, both well-respected veterans of “We’ll have entertainment by Meshugga
the wine business in the Napa Valley, craft Beach Party who play traditional Jewish folk
their wines, many of them in small lots and songs in an instrumental ‘surf music’ style
sold only at the winery. They range from an and a latke bar unlike any other and Napa
intriguing rosé (when available) all the way Valley masters of BBQ Pat Burke and Brian
through a selection of Zinfandel, Merlot, Whitmer will be showing off some new
Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Pinot Noir, Petite treats!”
Sirah, their famous Cabernet Sauvignon and To spread the holiday cheer there will also
the Founder’s Art Reserve Cab (only 144 be another charitable aspect: guests who
cases made). bring an unwrapped (in the box) toy with a
“One of the reasons our Cabernet has value of $10 or more, five cans of non-perish-
become so coveted by people who love wine able food or one or more pairs of lightly worn
is its elegant style, a style that showcases the shoes to donate will receive a certificate to
true nature of the Cabernet grape,” Judd said. return to the winery for a free tour and
“It’s an approachable wine – in fact we make Judd & Holly Finkelstein tasting in the future. Wine club members
all of our wines to be approachable upon who bring a holiday gift of this type will
release, yet they still have enough depth so The facility where it is made is simply receive a special surprise gift. And as this is a
that they can be cellared and aged for years.” what it purports to be – a winery, and a hand- very popular event, there’s no time like today
“A big part of our winemaking philos- some one at that, surrounded on every side to reserve a spot!
ophy is to let the fruit be the showcase. Our by vines. Inside, oak barrels are full of ageing The tasting room at Judd’s Hill is open
style is to have wines with true varietal char- wine; to the left, as you enter, is a comfortable daily, and by appointment only, from 10 a.m.
acteristics with just a nuance of the under- room for sit down tastings.. until 4 p.m. (last tasting is around 3 p.m.)
lying oak. I feel that we just guide it along in As Pat Burke, the Director of Hospitality They’re located at 2332 Silverado Trail in
an artful way and don’t manipulate it too said, “The overwhelming response has been Napa. To make an appointment, call (707)
much, to ensure its fruit origin is preserved.” very gratifying. People become instant fans of 255-2332 or log on to www.juddshill.com.
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
“Hanukkah Hootenanny 2008” until 3p.m., back by popular demand, is their Judd with his Hawaiian band, The Maikai Gents

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Taste Hot Wines in a Cool Region – Los Carneros
The eagerly anticipated annual event include Adastra Wines, Anaba Wines,
“Holiday in Carneros” is celebrating its 23rd Bonneau Wines, Cline Cellars, Enkidu Wines,
successful year the weekend of November 20 Etude Wines, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vine-
and 21. The perfect opportunity to stock up yards, Homewood Winery, Jacuzzi Family
on wine for the holidays, this event always Winery, Keating Wines, Larson Family
takes place the weekend before the most Amer- Winery, McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards &
ican of holidays – Thanksgiving! This exciting Winery, Meadowcroft Family of Wines,
multi-winery open house features more than Michael Mondavi Family Winery, Parmalee-
20 wineries in the Carneros region of both the Hill Wines, Robledo Family Winery, Schug
Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Several wineries
November 20 & 21 Carneros Estate Winery, Talisman Wines,
are participating for the first time this year, simply by visiting any participating winery. Tin Barn Vineyards, Truchard Vineyards and
giving attendees a new opportunity to visit All tickets are valid for both Saturday, the 20th Ty Caton Vineyards.
these hosts. Each winery will open its doors to and Sunday, the 21st. Admission includes a Hospitality de los Carneros is a non-profit
visitors to join in on a variety of activities, “Holiday in Carneros” logo wineglass and organization dedicated to promoting the
offering their own special variety of food and access to all the fun! (Some activities at select wineries and winery tasting rooms of the
wine pairings, live music, art or craft shows, wineries may have additional fees, but all Carneros appellation. It produces two open
special tastings (barrel, reserve, library and participating wineries have generous offerings house events each year – “April in Carneros”
new release), discounts or special pricing and for Holiday in Carneros participants included and “Holiday in Carneros”. In its twenty-three
more activities that are unique to each winery. in the cost of admission.) Proceeds from year history Hospitality de los Carneros has
Advance tickets are $35 per person and are “Holiday in Carneros” help to fund scholar- contributed over $100,000 to charities in
available by visiting carneroswineries.org or ships at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Sonoma and Napa counties and currently
calling 800-366-2806. Tickets are also offered Valley College. funds scholarships at Santa Rosa Junior
both days of the event for $40 per person Participating wineries (as of October 1st) College and Napa Valley College.

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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 world-
class 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 Ferrari-
Carano 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 distinc- came to Sonoma County on a wine buying trip and just fell in love
tive gifts, wine gift packs, and of course, the entire portfolio of Ferrari- with the area. After the tour, you are invited to taste Ferrari-Carano
Carano wines. wines at the Classic Wine Bar or in the Enoteca. Winery tours are
If you’d like an in-depth look at Ferrari-Carano, reserve your spot available Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m., based on availability. To
for the winery tour, offered daily at 10am, free and by appointment. schedule your tour, please email tourinformation@ferrari-carano.com,
Hosted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, you will stroll through the or call our Hospitality Department at (707) 433-6700 or (800) 831-
gardens, see vineyards up close, perhaps catch one of the winemaking 0381.
team or cellar crew hard at work on the crush pad or in the winery’s Private tastings are also available by appointment. Each tasting,
cellars or tank rooms, view Don and Rhonda Carano’s personal wine hosted in the private PreVail Room, is designed to highlight the many
cellar, and visit the Enoteca and Villa Fiore tasting rooms. You will nuances of wine in a fun and informative style, and include Match-
hear about Ferrari-Carano’s history — how Don and Rhonda first maker, 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 visi-
tors hand-picked wine flights
from the Ferrari-Carano and
Lazy Creek Vineyards port-
folio 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, Fortu-
nata 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 every-
thing you need for a memorable experience.
So, stroll the plaza in Healdsburg where you will find Ferrari-
Carano’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 distinguish this as a premier year for Napa Valley wines.”
up to be of exceptional quality, despite the unruly weather that the Another member of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Jon Ruel, the
region received. The cooler than average summer temperatures director of viticulture and winemaking at Trefethen Family Vineyards,
followed by several heat spells have not distressed the grapes as pred- says he has seen “big changes in flavors and chemistry over the past
icated by some. In fact, the long growing season is resulting in week. The relatively higher acids this year have come down with the
winegrapes of well-developed flavors and more balance. The later- recent heat wave - and where it is still high, it’s mostly malic acid
than-normal harvest is proving to be a quality vintage the Napa Valley which can be consumed in malolactic fermentation.”
Grapegrowers are proud to stand behind. Members of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers have an extremely posi-
“This was, by many accounts, the most challenging growing season tive outlook on this year’s harvest. In the Carneros region, grape-
we’ve experienced in a long time, but what I am seeing has made me growers are reporting good seed maturity and tremendous flavor in
extremely optimistic about the flavors and quality of this year’s their harvest. Stag’s Leap is discovering its harvest has tremendous
vintage,” said Ann Vawter, winemaker and proprietor at Red Mare flavor without any green characters. At Trefethen Family Vineyards in
Wines and a member of Napa Valley Grapegrowers. “These last few the Oak Knoll District, they saw warm temperatures provide a nice
heat waves are helping to produce mature grapes that will help to 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 sugar cereal, dry milk and fortified soy milk.
Holiday Open House and Food Drive, December 6-12 The food drive begins December 6th and continues through the
B.R. Cohn Winery is pleased to announce the line-up of the 2010 12th. Tasting room hours are between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Holiday Events. The full line of B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Company’s award-winning
Get a jump on holiday shopping; come to B.R. Cohn Winery for olive oils, vinegars and gourmet food products including the new
Sip, Savor, and Shop! Holiday shopping just got a whole lot easier and release lime olive oil, along with green olive tapenade, balsamic and
a lot more fun. Bring in a new toy for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys shallot mustard and the seafood, herb, steak and rib rubs are available
for Tots and your tasting will be complementary. The dates to donate in the Gourmet Shop.
are November 27th and 28th between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in Glen
The Holiday Open House and Food Drive asks that you bring a Ellen. The tasting room is open daily from 10 to 5 p.m. Founded in
food donation to the winery and in return you will receive a comple- 1984 by Bruce Cohn, the estate winery is known for its critically
mentary tasting. Please donate nutritious non-perishable foods such acclaimed, world-class, ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon,
as: canned vegetables and fruits, canned meats and fish, pasta, tomato Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and award-winning gourmet estate
sauce, dry and canned beans, peanut butter, healthy snacks (granola olive oils, vinegars and gourmet specialty food products. For more
bars, raisins, pretzels), rice and rice noodles, breakfast foods, low- information, call 1-800-330-4064 or visit www.brcohn.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. ANNUAL SILVER PASS WEEKEND
One, Sterling Vineyards, even has a tram, to give you a birds eye November 13 & 14, 2010
view of the northern half of the valley, while Monticello Vineyards is
modeled after Thomas Jefferson’s home in Virginia and the architecture Join us at this fabulous annual event along
of Chimney Rock is evocative of the original founder’s South African Napa Valley’s Road Less Traveled.
roots. The design of Darioush is in a world of it’s own, as you can see Enjoy current release tastings at each of the fifteen
for yourself, even from a distance. participating wineries along with barrel samples,
Casa Nuestra has their goats and a vintage Lamborghini tractor food pairing, special discounts, library releases and more!
Each participating winery’s offerings will vary.
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 A portion of all Silver Pass sales will be donated to the Napa County
Unified School Distrcit to benefit the Books for Preschoolers program.
Red chickens. RustRidge, up in the hills, is famed for both their wines
and their equine stock. Then there are Duckhorn Winery and Participating wineries: Boeschen Vineyards, Crushpad, Judd’s Hill, Midsummer
Cellars, Clos du Val Wine Co., Monticello Vineyards, Robinson Family Vineyards,
Paraduxx, which are completely different stories. Summit Lake, Hagafen Winery, Signorello Vineyards, Silverado Trail Wine Studio,
You can sip the sparkling wines of Mumm Napa and try the Titus Vineyards, Zahtila Vineyards, Envy Wines and Piña Napa Valley.
famous wines of Hagafen Cellars that have been served at the White
Silverado Trail Wineries Association • P.O. Box 3065, Napa, CA 94558
House many times. Cliff Lede has a beautiful inner courtyard as well 707-256-0122 • www.silveradotrail.com
as an art gallery; some, such as Steltzner and others have their natu- Please drink responsibly … designate a driver.
rally temperature and humidity controlled caves. William Hill Estate,
near Silverado Resort (also a member), Rutherford Hill and Since this is about discovery, look for Envy Wines and wines from
Signorello Vineyards are known for both their wine and their views The Terraces, both small producers. And while Omi Farm has a
of the valley, while Summit Lake Vineyard & Winery sits farther small Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard that produces grapes for local
removed, up in Angwin, past and above Conn Creek. wineries, they also grow seasonal vegetables, fruit and nuts, and raise
Right on the trail sit Pina Cellars, William Harrison Vineyards sheep, rabbits, chickens and Australian Cattle Dogs. Such is the diver-
and more. So who did we leave out? Well there is Vincent Arroyo sity of the Napa Valley and those who live and work here.
Winery, Baldacci Family Vineyards and Reynolds Family for For more information, go to the association’s comprehensive
starters. Then be sure to add Black Stallion, Crushpad, Atalon, website, www.silveradotrail.com. On it you can use their map to plan
Boeshen, Kent Rasmussen, Lava Vine, Hartwell Vineyards, your trip, go direct to member websites, find places to dine and stay,
Rutherford Ranch, Titus Vineyards, Robinson Family Vineyards, special events throughout the year, coupons, a weather forecast, and a
Silverado Trail Wine Studio and the whimsically christened variety of other things to do on your visit. A visit bound to be memo-
Midsummer Cellars. rable as you explore this scenic and less traveled road.
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Welcome to
SUISUN VALLEY
Suisun Valley – Hidden But Treasured Wine Country
by Charles Neave
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 Inter-
state 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’s Back Road
Napa Valley label. This region is part of the North Coast Appellation, and it is the driving force behind the annual Tomato Festival in Fair-
a district famous for what is known as “ultra-premium” fruit, which field, and for other events that occur throughout the year. But most of
in the case of wine lovers everywhere means wine grapes, planted to all it stands as enduing symbol of the real, living heritage of this part
a staggering number of both familiar and rare varieties. of the hidden but treasured wine country of Northern California.
If you look at a map of where many growers in Napa County and
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NAPA VALLEY | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

HALL Wines Partners with Sonoma’s Roessler Cellars
HALL Wines has entered into a partnership with Roessler Cellars of winemaking facilities at HALL St. Helena. HALL St. Helena is the first
Sonoma. Roessler Cellars, founded in 2000 by brothers Roger and winery in California to be distinguished as a Gold certified facility by
Richard Roessler, is focused on producing top-quality, single-vineyard the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environ-
and appellation-designated Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. mental Design® Green Building Rating System.™
“This is a good opportunity to be involved with the Halls. There are Roessler Cellars’ approach to winemaking is based on the commit-
a lot of things we can do together,” said Roger Roessler. Roger Roessler ment to maintain a balance between Old World and New World tech-
will retain partial ownership of the brand and will continue to be niques. Utilizing a minimal amount of intervention, Roessler Cellars is
involved in the winery’s promotion and marketing. able to express the nuances and characteristics derived from a variety
“Roessler has a proven track record of producing premier Pinot of soils, clones, and climates in its wines. As a result, Roessler Cellars’
Noirs from some of the most interesting vineyards in California and wines are ready to be enjoyed upon release, but are also worthy of
Oregon,” said Mike Reynolds, President of HALL Wines. “We share aging. The brand boasts a portfolio of 15 unique Pinots that represent
Roessler’s focus on single-vineyard, terroir-driven wines at HALL. I a broad geography of vineyards crafted by a single winemaking team.
look forward to working with Roger and learning from his accumu- Conveniently located adjacent to Sonoma’s Town Plaza, Roessler
lated experience, as well as building on Roessler’s prior success.” Cellar’s tasting room invites guests to sample Pinots from as far south
Roessler Cellars’ wines will be produced at HALL’s state-of-the-art 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.
ST. HELENA HALL Wines is located at 401 St. Helena Hwy. South in St. Helena.
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Welcome to
YOUNTVILLE
Yountville’s 22nd Annual Festival of Lights Hits a Holiday High Note
Weekend Winter Wonderland – Sports, Food & Wine Event, shopping and dining. Admission is free; tasting tickets are
Holiday Carriage Rides, Entertainment & Santa Sommelier $1 each. For details, visit www.yountville.com.
Take an hiatus from the urban holiday rush and sing joy Yountville’s European ambiance mixed with a classic
to the vines at Yountville’s 22nd Annual Festival of Lights, California wine country beat translates into a relaxing
November 26. The town’s annual fête salutes the season getaway. Ideal for families seeking the ultimate safety-net,
with a procession of thousands of twinkling lights and the town’s tight layout keeps kids in check and allows visi-
show-stopping winter wonderland complete with carolers, tors to go “green” by walking to all events, restaurants and
horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving and the big guy in hotels. For foodies, Napa Valley’s “culinary crushpad”
red. At 2 p.m., the Santa Sommelier arrives at his West sports six Michelin stars and enough cult Cabernet to keep
Pole post where children can mix, mingle and pose for a holiday sky lit; make sure to reserve a table in advance.
posterity. On Washington Street, 20+ wineries and the For the avid oenophile, grab a bike for a trek of the
region’s top toques (Ad Hoc, Bardessono, Bistro Jeanty, area’s 24+ wineries and/or producers within a four square-
Bouchon Bistro & Bakery, Bottega, Cantinetta Piero, etoile mile grid. Key stops include Domaine Chandon, Goose-
at Domaine Chandon, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, Pacific cross Cellars, Bell Wine Cellars, Hopper Creek Winery,
YOUNT MILL RD
Blues, Brix and Mustards) serve up tastes while galleries, Girard Napa Valley, Ma(i)sonry, Tamber Bey, Jessup Cellars,
boutiques and restaurants open their doors for late night 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 top-
side, Page Wine Cellars, V Wine Cellar, Hill Family Estate, Hope & ranked restaurants (six Michelin stars), 24+ wineries and/or producers
Grace, Beau Vigne, Cornestone Cellars and the new $1 million and 11 lodging properties. An ideal base for the avid oenophile,
tasting/shopping venue at Somerston Wine Company. Yountville offers the county’s only hot air ballooning launch, five
Other options abound including a seven-course adrenalin bump National Register of Historic Places sites, a microclimate pedigree with
via the new Napa Valley Ziplines, caroling above the clouds on a hot its own AVA, world-class shopping and performing arts. Located 55
air balloon adventure, hammering down that handicap at the Vintners mi./88 km. north of San Francisco, travelers can arrive via scenic
Golf Club, visiting the holiday art exhibit at Napa Valley Museum or Highway 29 or via Napa County Airport, Sacramento (SMF), Oakland
slipping into one of the town’s many spas for a decadent mind/body (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) international airports. For more infor-
experience. Nearby, the Lincoln Theater gears up with live perfor- mation and travel inquiries, contact the Yountville Chamber of
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Welcome to
CALISTOGA
‘Winter in the Wineries’ December 3-February 6 So

A Leisurely, “Insider’s” Way to See Some of View Hotel & Spa; Roman Spa Hot Springs; Best
the Napa Valley’s Award-Winning Wineries Western Stevenson Manor; and Calistoga Wine Way
Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries, December 3, 2010 Inn.
through February 6, 2011, offers a great way to tour, taste Participating restaurants include All Seasons; Barolo;
wine and meet winemakers at 15 award-winning wineries Brannan’s Grill; Calistoga Inn, Restaurant and Brewery;
in and around this northernmost Napa Valley town. and JoLe.
Calistoga was recently recognized as an American Viti- Participants must be 21 and over. Hours of wine
cultural Area (AVA) with distinct geographic features and tasting vary per winery.
growing conditions. Winter in the Wineries offers a To purchase a passport online, or to view general
perfect chance to explore what makes Calistoga unique as information, please go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com or
a wine-growing region. call the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitor
Those purchasing a passport to the event will have access to a Center toll free at 1-866-306-5588.
select group of Calistoga wineries for one low price of $50 during the For more details about visiting Calistoga, a Napa Valley town
two-month period. known for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxed
Passport holders can visit as many times as they want during that atmosphere, variety of wineries and great dining, please check out
time to use the 15 tastings (one tasting per winery), as well as receive www.CalistogaVisitors.com. Facebook users can also find informa-
discounts at several of Calistoga’s finest restaurants and lodging tion about Calistoga, including great deals, breaking news and
properties. Participating restaurants will waive corkage for passport insider tips, by searching for “Calistoga Visitors” and becoming a
holders, and lodgings will offer special room rates for passport “fan,” or going to www.facebook.com/calistogavisitors.
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 Vine-
yards, 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 accommoda-
tion 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 atmos-
phere, 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 instru-
mental in developing the “two-hearted canopy” trellising system
which greatly improved the quality of Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes significant rain until early November I think this harvest will produce
and today is used throughout the industry. His philosophy is that great some high quality wine from a very challenging year.”
wines are made in the vineyards, and as winemaker he guides their That word ‘challenging’ may be a significant understatement about
development through the fermentation and aging process until the 2010, but the fact that there is the potential for a great year is very
wines are ready for release. The wines he crafts are recognizable for encouraging. But what about his favorite varietal, the most challenging
their fruity character, even balance and complexity. one?
Working at the Tuscan-style villa, winemaking facility, private “It’s hard to say which is the most challenging varietal. I think every
hospitality venue and 44 acres of vineyard that surround the estate, variety presents its own challenges, especially if the winemaker is
Bob took some time out during the beginning of this years’ crush to trying to coax the best expression of the variety from each lot of grapes
make some observations on 2010. while staying true to the style of wine that the grapes and the area
As to how the harvest looks this year, he said, “This has definitely where they grew are dictating. I feel a sense of accomplishment with
been the most unusual growing season in the 30 years I’ve been any wine I’ve produced when I have succeeded in meeting the chal-
making wine in this area. The combination of the significant rain that lenges mentioned above.”
we received through most of May and the cooler than normal spring But to try the results, go to the winery’s tasting room on Big Ranch
and summer temperatures led to some overly vigorous vines early on. Road, about ten minutes from both Napa and Yountville. Any number
This called for different approaches to vineyard management, but of their wines are available for tasting in a one-of-a-kind setting with
something worked and vines seemed relatively balanced by berry beautiful grounds, a courtyard, and an expansive patio facing the vine-
sizing. Next, all we had to worry about was a harvest that is 2-1/2 to yards, and much more. It is always friendly and, at times, you’ll find
3 weeks later than normal. Mario or Bob in the tasting room, a story – like the wine – you can
“Even with the late September heat spike, we’re still behind. The take home with you.
good news is that even though we had some burned fruit from the Andretti Winery’s Napa tasting room at 4163 Big Ranch Road is
spike – up to 25-30% in some vineyards - once this fruit is removed open daily, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, updates on
the remaining fruit looks good, and we’re still left with what looks to special events or to schedule one of your own, call (707) 259-6777 or
be a good quality and overall an average size crop. If we can avoid any go to www.andrettiwinery.com.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

EHLERS ESTATE winery, where today there is a bocce court Eight” Cab, a Merlot, and they’re usually sold
by Charles Neave
and fountain. When Bernard Ehlers died in out Cabernet Franc. The wines are also made
Maybe you haven’t been to Ehlers Estate 1901 the property passed into the hands of at the winery, using the crush pad in front and
lately (you should go). Maybe you have never his wife, Anne. Then in 1923 a local resident to the side of the stone building. The Sauvi-
been (shame on you). No matter which, get in named Alfred Domingo purchased the land gnon Blanc, their only white wine, is also a
your car, saddle up your horse or get on your from her. Since only home winemaking was delight, and a perfect wine to have after you
bike and head to this amazing winery just a legal (this was the crippling era of Prohibi- taste inside at the picnic tables to the side.
bit north of St. Helena. tion, after all), Domingos and his brother Behind them are the boxed vegetable gardens,
A few years ago I wrote that the Ehlers “bootlegged” wine and brandy to a steady the produce of which goes to those who work
Estate winery is “a bit like finding a Picasso stream of Bay Area visitors. Story has it that here. The whimsical contemporary artwork at
hanging in a log cabin, or spotting a vintage they kept a big cask of their “homemade” the new state-of-the-art winery is an amusing
Duisenberg underneath a tarp in some Ozark wine in what is now the tasting room. When backdrop, as is the mix of furnishings – from
lean-to” … that is about what it is like when people would “visit” they would fill up a modern to classical – in the tasting room
you head down the drive to Ehlers Estate bottle, slap a label on it, presumably some itself, presided over by hospitality manager
north of St. Helena. It is even more like that money would change hands, and no one Maria Newman. The ceilings are high, the
today, with all the positive connotations. was the wiser. walls stone, the bar long and polishes wood,
The tasting room has a lot of history Eventually the Leducq family from France the atmosphere welcoming and casual.
standing behind it. From the outside you can entered the picture, at first producing wine at A short drive down the lane to this beau-
imagine Andrew Wyeth painting it. Inside an the winery under their name. When they tiful “old Napa Valley” winery is a quiet stroll
easy informality reigns above all, one that at acquired the balance of the 42 acres that back in time. The wines are unquestionably
first almost belies the quality of the wine you comprised the original estate a few years ago, award-winning, but so is the entire experi-
are about to try. the name Ehlers went back on the label. ence, one worth making time for no matter
This is not a tasting room with pretensions; Today Jean Leducq is gone but the Fondation how long or how brief your visit to this part
the emphasis here is on the wines and comfort Leducq, a non-profit philanthropic entity of the Valley might be.
and style. This is a building where wine reigns whose sole purpose is to support interna- Ehlers Estate is located at 3222 Ehlers
above all, where it seems like it is 1886 all tional cardiovascular research, serves as the Lane off of Route 29 north of the town of St.
over again. In fact the history of the winery beneficiary of the Ehlers Estate wines. Look Helena about two miles, on the west side of
does indeed stretch back to 1886. That is closely at the ‘Ehlers’ in the label and you will highway. They’re open from 10 a.m. until 5
when a Sacramento grocer named Bernard find the ‘heart’. p.m. Private tours and wine tasting are also
Ehlers started it with seven grand in gold, and Today the winery makes all of their red available. For more information and direc-
that is when the stone winery was built. estate wines on the property: the “1886” tions you can contact them at (707) 963-
He also planted the olive trees next to the Cabernet Sauvignon, the “One Twenty Over 5972 or look go to www.ehlersestate.com.

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RASgalleries in Yountville
Even owner Ronda Schaer could not have lampwork and fused glass. From bowls to visit my clients in their homes and see how
envisioned that her affection for the little vases and sculpture, the genius of these the art has become a part of their lives.”
village of Yountville would someday blossom talented people is evident wherever your eye The gallery also features the work of
into a full-blown love affair. “This is a town falls in this amazing gallery. Small pieces, some extremely gifted fine artists, with orig-
that you can get your arms around.” Twenty such as perfume bottles and paperweights
inal oil paintings from artists throughout
years ago she did just that. With the opening make ownership of this unique art form
California and the Pacific Northwest, as well
of her now famous art gallery, RAsgalleries, accessible to all.
Ronda has embraced her community and as the Eastern Seaboard and point in
Mr. Levy is one artist in particular who
graced it with one of its most successful and works has earned him the title, the “Jackson between. The whimsical chefs of ceramic
admired businesses. Pollack of glass”. His thick, fused cast-glass artist, Cynthia Hipkiss are also a favorite of
It was her passion for art, and glass in pieces are layered with colors and textures collectors.
particular, that moved Ms. Schaer to open a that defy labels. His works consistently Says Ronda, “I created RAsgalleries with a
gallery. “I have always been drawn to glass.” incites passionate responses from art lovers singular focus on Original American Art,
But it was the work of American glass artists and collectors. primarily Art Glass, my personal passion.
that really captured her heart. Representing Ms. Schaer loves that reaction. “People And I’m proud that after twenty years in the
more than two hundred American artists, get emotional when they enter this gallery. same Yountville, Napa Valley location, the
the gallery has become one of the premiere That is what I really enjoy about what I
passion remains.”
venues in which to experience the drama, do…seeing people smile and experience a
RASgalleries is located at 6540 Wash-
imagery and vision of this artistic medium. spiritual ‘high’ when they see just the right
Masters of the art form such as Randy piece. There is always a relationship that ington Street, next to Bouchon in Yountville
Strong, Rick Satavo, NE
TUBBS LARichard Silver, Ed forms when someone becomes attached to a and is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.,
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Mark Levy utilize piece of art…between the artist, the work,
techniques as varied as mouth-blowing, the client and myself. My real joy is when I 9211.

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Rodney Strong Vineyards Launches New Website
and Introduces Sonoma Recipe Exchange
SonomaRecipeExchange.com is a Place Rodney Strong Vineyards is dedicated to crafting world-class
for People Passionate About Food & Wine wines that capture the essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strong
Rodney Strong Vineyards recently increased their stake in today’s sustainably farms 14 estate vineyards and produces wines from
world of digital connectivity. In a sign of times, along with active Sonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, Russian
and on-going Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, the winery River Valley and Chalk Hill. The winery was founded in 1959 by
enhanced their presence with a functionally and visually redesigned Sonoma County wine pioneer Rodney D. Strong as the 13th
website and a recipe exchange blog, SonomaRecipeExchange.com. bonded winery in the county. It was purchased by the Klein
Website guests can now quickly find nearby retailers where family, a fourth generation California agricultural family, in 1989.
Rodney Strong wines are sold, watch fun, irreverent or educational The company aspires to conserve and protect the environment in
videos created by the winery as well as easily navigate from their all its operations.
homepage to their various other locations, such as Twitter, Face-
book, 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 commu-
nication,” 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 partici-
pation by anyone.

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HEALDSBURG
Grove Street Winery
Manzanita Creek
DRY CREEK RD

MARCH AVE UPCOMING EVENTS See page 14 or visit www.healdsburg.com for more event information
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GROVE ST

NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24 – Wednesdays are Locals Nights – Vintage Wine Estates Wine Bar and
CENTER ST
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LINCOLN
Tasting Room, free tastings paired with various bites. 5-7pm, www.vintagewineestates.com, 707-921-2893

Seghesio
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NOVEMBER 5 – First Fridays ArtWalk, in Downtown Healdsburg – Galleries open 5-8pm Music,
FITCH ST

GRANT ST food, wine, paintings, sculpture and photography. www.healdsburg.com/events/art_walk.asp
PRINCE

101 NOVEMBER 5 – Williamson Wines ~ 2010 Epicurean Dinners – Dry Creek Kitchen
Ferrari-Carano’s PIPER ST Six course dinner held in the ‘Rare Wine Library’ 7:30pm, $150, visit www.williamsonwines.com, 707-433-1500
Toad Hollow SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD
Vineyards
Prohibition Lake Sonoma NORTH ST
NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20 – Healdsburg Certified Farmers' Market – 1 Block West of the Plaza (at Vine
Thirty Four North Winery
Wine Merchants Thumbprint
& North Streets). 9am-noon, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org or call 707-431-1956
Roadhouse Cellars .
Hawley
Downtown Wine
NOVEMBER 6 & 7 – Wine & Food Affair - 12th Annual "Tasting Along the Wine Road" –
KENDALL PLAZA Boisset Russian River Wine Co.
Taste of Terroir
Wineries in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. 11am-4pm; www.wineroad.com, 1-800-723-6336
The Wine Shop
JACKSON Plaza NOVEMBER 13 – Hands-on Artisanal Cocktail Class – with Spoonbar Mixologist Scott Beattie at
TOPEL
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Edmeades
H2Hotel. Great Holiday-Inspired Cocktails. For extra fun, everyone will be required to wear an atrocious holiday sweater
FITCH

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Pezzi King
and there will be a contest for the worst-of-the-worst. 2-4pm. $50. For reservations call 707-433-7222
La Crema Winery Hauck
Selby MILL
NOVEMBER 13 – Copain’s Oyster Party – Copain Winery – Hog Island Oysters paired with Copain’s remark-
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able 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
NOVEMBER 14 – Russian River Chamber Music – CAFÉ BUDAPEST- Glendeven String Quartet. Hungarian
HUDS
ON music, food, wine and poetry. $25/$13 under 18, www.russianrivermusic.org or call 707-524-8700
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Alexander Valley Holiday Open House, Thanksgiving Weekend
What to Do After Thanksgiving? and goodies. Medlock Ames, Sausal Winery and White
If you are lucky enough to have traveled Participating wineries include Alexander Oak Vineyards and Winery.
to wine country for Thanksgiving, or if you Valley Vineyards, Field Stone Winery, Hanna For more information, call 1-800-500-
have survived another family gathering at Winery, Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines, 2285 ext. 11.
your wine country home, and are now
wondering what to do with the rest of the
long weekend, here’s the perfect suggestion: Christopher Creek Winery Hosts ‘Old Vintage Week’
Alexander Valley Holiday Open House, Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 28
Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27,
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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
Spend the days following the holiday
addition to tasting older vintage wines and current releases, this week there’s also an
among the beautiful vineyards of Alexander
opportunity to buy some of the wines you enjoyed in the past and may not get an oppor-
Valley. Enjoy a relaxing day surrounded by
tunity to purchase again.
miles of rolling fall-colored vines while you
For your convenience, the tasting room will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day
taste award-winning wines with scrump-
except for Thanksgiving. Cellar Club members will receive a 20% discount on older
tious food. Find unique holiday gifts and vintage wines as well. No charge or reservations are required. It’s a great opportunity to
enjoy special discounts at seven Alexander purchase some of the wines not normally available and enjoy some case discounts on
Valley wineries. Cost of $15 includes a regular wines.
souvenir glass and access to all participating Christopher Creek Winery is located at 641 Limerick Lane in Healdsburg. For more
wineries. Visit each of them for a chance to information, call (707) 433-2001.
win one of seven gift baskets filled with wine

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

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

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Enoteca
WINE TASTING, SALES

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

Mission
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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 tast-
ings 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 produc-
tion 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 Corner-
Stone late last year, and in February brought his family of wines to his
CornerStone location and has enjoyed immediate success. Meadow-
croft 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 Cake-
bread, 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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Handley Cellars
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Lazy Creek Vineyards Elizabeth Vineyards

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Londer Vineyards Standish Wine Company Parducci, Hidden Cellars Lolonis Winery
Greenwood Ridge Fife Vineyards

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Brutocao Cellars Navarro Vineyards Sketchbook, Zingaro
Toulouse Vineyards Germain-Robin Distillery
Philo Lake
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Goldeneye Vineyards Philips Hill Estates Philo Ridge Vineyards

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Elke Vineyards
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Yorkville Cellars Jeriko Estates McFadden
Yorkville Brutocao Cellars McNab Ridge
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Duncan Peak Weibel Family
Brassfield Estate Winery
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High Valley
Milano Family
Winery Finley Monte Lago
Vineyards
Le Vin Winery
Steele Winery Shannon Ridge Winery
Pendleton Estate
EdenCrest
M. Konocti Growers
Kelseyville High Valley Noggle
Wildhurst Vineyards Kelseyville Wine Co.
Rosa D’Oro Vineyards /Dusinberre
Cloverdale Sol Rouge
Clear Lake
Wattle Creek Winery
Moore Family Villa La Brenta 20
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Mendocino County Celebrates Fabulous Funghi This Fall
Local Bounty Showcased at Restaurants & Events During • 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,
Annual Mushroom Festival in November Stanford Inn by the Sea, Mendocino
• Nov 6: Jaxon Keys Winemaker Dinner in Historic Farmhouse, Hopland
Mendocino County is home to more than 3,000 types of mush- • Nov 6: Branches Restaurant & Claudia Springs Winery Dinner, Ukiah
rooms, 500 of which are edible. And every fall, beginning in October, • 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
when the gentle rains begin to fall, the mushrooms flourish in abun- • Nov 7: Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms & Vegetarian Breakfast, The Raven’s Restaurant, Mendocino
dance. It’s the perfect place to sample (and forage for) chanterelles, • 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
porcinis, morels and hedgehogs, and even the extremely rare candy • Nov 11: Raye’s Hill Winery at Tierra – Art, Garden, Wine, Ukiah
cap mushroom, with its intense maple-syrup flavor, that grows only • Nov 11: The Mousse Café & Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Winemaker Dinner, Mendocino
• Nov 12: Mendocino Art Center, Art & Abalone, Mendocino
along the northern coast of California. • Nov 12: Little River Inn Annual Mushroom & Belgian Beer, Little River
The highlight of mushroom season is Mendocino County’s annual • Nov 13: 101 Wine Country Treasure Hunt
• Nov 13: 101 Wine Country Barrel Tasting
10-day Wine & Mushroom Festival (this year from Thursday, • Nov 13, 14: Yorkville Cellars Mushrooms & Malbec, Yorkville
• Nov 13: St. Anthony’s Wine & Mushroom Festival, Mendocino
November 4th through Sunday, November 14th), with everything • Nov 13: Caspar’s Fall Wild Mushroom Dinner & Silent Auction
from mushroom-themed multi-course dinners, wine- and beer- • Nov 13: Mendo Bistro & Claudia Springs Winery Winemaker Dinner, Fort Bragg
• Nov 13: Feast of the Five Senses – Destination Hopland Gala Dinner, Hopland
pairing workshops, mushroom exhibits, guided mushroom foraging • Nov 13: La Petite Rive Winemaker’s Dinner with Shed Horn Cellars, Little River
walks and much, much more. With over 100 events, it’s the biggest • Nov 13: Baechtel Creek Inn Tasty Treasures, Willits
• Nov 14: Wild Mushrooms & Breakfast Adventure at MacCallum House Mendocino
and best Wine & Mushroom Festival to date!
The above is just a sampling of the more than 100 events that will
Ryane Snow, a member of the Mycological Society and a well-
take place during the 2010 Wine & Mushroom Festival in Mendocino
known local leader of mushroom identification walks, states, “We
County. For specific information about events surrounding the
have so many incredible varieties of mushrooms that grow in Mendo-
Mushroom Festival, visit www.visitmendocino.com/festivals-events/
cino County, and everyone in the community gets involved in show-
2010-11-05/mendocino-wine-mushroom-festival.
casing this great local bounty. And as more people discover the health
For more information on Mendocino County, call 1-866-782-9636
benefits of mushrooms, not to mention the deliciousness, the interest
(866-GO-MENDO), or visit www.visitmendocino.com.
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 high-
quality hospital services for Willits and Northern Mendocino County:
Fort Bragg & Willits to Camp Mendocino, (707) 459-3047,
www.howardfoundation.org.)
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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LIVERMORE | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

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 Cali-
fornia Sustainable Winegrowing designation. Created by the California
Sustainable Winegrowing Association in cooperation with the Cali-
fornia 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 Sustain-
able 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’
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barrel rooms to toast the newly harvested 2010 vintage. Winery Ripken
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nars, vineyard and cellar tours, carriage rides, live entertainment and
culinary pairings.
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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 J10
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Lodi Wine & Visitor Center, (209) 365-0621, or at any participating WINERIES
winery during the event. Designated drivers are complimentary.
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firstsiplodi.com. Stockton 99 GAWNE ROAD

Centrally located between Sacramento and the greater Bay Area, FRENCH CAMP ROAD
Delicato Vineyards
Lodi Wine Country is the idyllic wine tasting destination. For more
information Lodi’s wine region, visit lodiwine.com.

DISCOVER LODI!
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 demonstra-
tion 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 essen-
tial 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 Morgan Winery was established in
with the Rhone Rangers and the Global 1982 by Dan and Donna Lee. At
Alliance for Vaccines and Inoculations Morgan, the focus is on cool climate
(GAVI) in the joint initiative, Pneu- varietals from the prestigious Santa
monia’s “Last Syrah,” which will raise Lucia Highlands appellation in
money for worldwide pneumonia Monterey County. Morgan Winery’s
vaccines. flagship Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Throughout the month of are organically grown on their own
November, a $10 donation will be “Double L Vineyard” estate in the
made for every case sold of Morgan Santa Lucia Highlands’ northern
Syrah. Funds will be used to produce district.
vaccines for this illness that takes the Morgan Winery Tasting Room is at
life of more children than AIDS, measles and malaria combined. 204 Crossroads Boulevard in Carmel. For more information, (831)
Why $10? Because that’s the cost of a single life-saving pneumonia 626-3700 or visit www.morganwinery.com.
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.

Visit Our Tasting Room
Open Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 6pm
45 W. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 358-4949 • flemingjenkins.com
Special events for groups up to 40

Visit Our Tasting Room

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Big Sur Food and Wine Festival, November 4-7
In early 2009, a small group of friends came together with a vision Dinner With Friends on Saturday night at the Restaurant at
to promote Big Sur as a culinary destination and raise funds for the Ventana will feature top wines along with the culinary talents of Chef
community’s three essential services: Health, Education and Safety. In Truman Jones of Ventana, Arturo Moscoso of Peppoli at Pebble Beach,
its first year, the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival helped raise nearly Ted Walters of Passionfish, Cy Yontz of the Rio Grill and from the
$20,000 for the Big Sur community. Central Coast Wine Classic, Frank Ostini of the famed Hitching Post
Come this year at the Highlands Inn, a Hyatt Hotel for a stunning There are two extremely exciting additions to this year’s festival:
new opening evening: Gateway To Big Sur on Thursday, November The Gateway to Big Sur – an opening night extravaganza to be held
4th. The weekend follows with many more meals and events such as at the Highlands Inn in Carmel on Thursday, November 4, from 6 to
the popular Hiking With Stemware at various unique Big Sur proper- 9 p.m. “We’ll have over 20 of our favorite wineries and 10 chefs
ties. Also, California’s propensity for producing sublime Pinot Noirs, showing off their skills, says festival president Toby Rowland-Jones.
has inspired the Pinot Walk-About at the Restaurant at Ventana on “There is no better way to throw open the doors to the weekend than
Friday afternoon, featuring more than 20 favorite Pinot-producing with our friends and neighbors at the Highlands,” He says. “This is
wineries. 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 recom-
mendations.
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 fire-
fighters 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. Admis-
sion 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 Amer-
ican viticultural areas to be defined by geophysical and climatic factors, became feder-
ally recognized. The appellation encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountain range, from
Half Moon Bay in the north, to Mount Madonna in the south. The
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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS

NAPA VALLEY 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
A Dozen Vintners – Tasting Room, 3000 Highway 29 North, St. Helena; 707 967-0666 Open daily 10-5
Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976 Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-Midnight
ACACIA VINEYARD – 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 Open by appointment only
Explore Wine Country less traveled and experience the beauty of Acacia. Boyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353 Open by appointment only
Situated on a country lane with spectacular views of San Pablo Bay,
Acacia is dedicated to producing award-winning, vineyard designate Pinot Noir Bravante Vineyards – 300 Stone Ridge Rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 Open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4
and Chardonnay from some of the oldest vines in Carneros. Bremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5411 Daily 10-5 by appointment
Open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm Brown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2435 Limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays
707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free)
Budge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley Rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280 By appointment daily
Acme Fine Wines– 1080 Fulton Ln, St. Helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5 Buehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155 Open by appointment only
Adastra – 2545 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-4818 Open by appointment only Buoncristiani Wine – P. O. Box 6946, Napa; 707 259-1681 Open by appointment only
Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Open by appointment only
Burgess Cellars –1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 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
Cade Winery – 360 Howell Mountain Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746 Open by appointment only
Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071 Open by appointment only
Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. Helena; 707 963-7181 Open by appointment only
Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6
Cain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616 Open by appointment only
Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley Rd, Napa; 707 253-2000 Open by appointment only
Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222 Open by appointment only
Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460 Open by appointment only
Calafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114 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 Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600 Open by appointment only Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Thu-Mon 10-5
ANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 1-877-386-5070 Open daily 10-5 CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6
Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs Cardinale – Tasting Room, 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-2643 Open daily 10:30-5
Antica Napa Valley –3700 Soda Canyon, Napa; 707 257-8700 Open by appointment only CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783 Open daily 10-5
ARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334 Open daily 10-5 Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointments
Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairing CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Open daily 9:30-6
Ariel Vineyards – 1312 Town Center, Napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3 Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended
Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West Lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020 Open by appointment only Caymus Vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010 Open daily by appointment
Arns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429 Open by appointment only Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Open daily 12-6, Sat till 11
ARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Open daily 10-4:30 Ceja Family Vineyards – 1016 Las Amigas Rd, Napa 707 255-3954 Open by appointment only
Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings
Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136 Open by appointment only
August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Open daily, 10:30-4:30
Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 Open daily 10-4
Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 Sun-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10 to 9
CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229 Open daily 10:30-5
BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261 Open daily 10-4
Gift Items, Children & Pets OK Charter Oak Winery – 831 Charter Oak Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2298 Open by appointment only
Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Open daily 10-5 Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284 Open by appointment only
Barclay & Browning Wines – St. Helena; 707 963-3185 Open by appointment only Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472 Open by appointment only
Barlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742 Open by appointment only Chateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Open daily 9:30-4
Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075 Open by appointment only Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Open daily 10-5
Beaulieu Vineyards – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Open daily 10-5 Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. Helena; 707 968-0625 Mon-Fri 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sat-Sun by appt
BEAU VIGNE – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 947-7058 Mon-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8 Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Open daily 10-4
Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774 Open by appointment only CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Open daily 10-5
Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 Open by appointment only Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings
BENESSERE WINERY – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853 Open daily 10-5 Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings
Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 1-800-793-7960 Open Sat 11-5, Sun-Fri 11-4
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 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
BERINGER VINEYARDS CORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30
COME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!
Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings
Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-6:00
Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-9463 CORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 948-6512 Daily 10-6
2 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this ad Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 Open daily 10-5:30
Save up to $25
2000 Main Street, St. Helena | www.Beringer.com 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
Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Fri-Sat 11-4 or by appt Cult Wine Central – Tasting Room, 40 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4:30
Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 Open by appointment only
Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Open daily 10-5
Black Corden Vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860 Open by appointment only
Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Open daily 10-5
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 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
DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARD Franciscan Vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 Open daily 10-5
EST. 1860 - LESS THAN 400 CASES/YEAR PRODUCED
Old Vine Petite Sirah now available for tasting. FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859 Open daily 10-5
Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery. Gift Items, Picnic Area
Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome. Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 x107 Open by appointment
Open Fridays and Mondays 11-4 and other days by appointment. FREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Open Daily 10-5
825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidFultonWinery.com Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery Tours
Del Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella Oaks Lane, Napa; 707 963-2805 Open by appointment only Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704 Open by appointment only
Del Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 963-2134 Open by appointment only G Cook – 264 N. Fork Crystal Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7760 Open by appointment only
Del Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-2134 Open by appointment only Gargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770 Open by appointment only
Delectus Winery – 908 C Enterprise Way, Napa; 707 255-1252 Open daily by appointment Gemella Wines – Napa; 707 261-9855 Open by appointment only
Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189 Open by appointment only Girard Winery – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297; Open daily 11-7 Winery by appointment only
DOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101 Open daily 10-6 Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766 Open daily by appointment
Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more Golden State Vintners – 401 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena; 707 963-2335 Daily 10-5
Domaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Open 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
DOMINARI
Napa’s newest Classic! 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
We invite you to come see our beautiful new space,
and taste our stellar lineup of current releases, which features Groth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290 Open by appointment only
some of the Napa Valley’s most classic and sought after varietals. Guffy – 1390 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 258-2532 Open by appointment only
Open by appointment 7 days a week, 10 am to 4.30 pm
Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059 Open by appointment only
620 Trancas Street, Napa | 707-226-1600 | Dominari.com
Haber Family Vnyds– 345 Pine Breeze Dr, Angwin; 914 804-9660 Open by appointment only
Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Open by appointment, 10-4 HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781 Open daily 10-5
Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours
Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 Open appointment by only Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700 Open by appointment only
Eeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena; 707 337-5526 Open daily 12-4 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
EHLERS ESTATE
Join us in our historic stone building salon and beautiful olive grove. HdV Wines – 588 Trancas St, Napa; 707 251-9121 Open by appointment only
Tuesday thru Saturday, 11-4:30 – $25 for a current flight tasting Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Open Wed-Sun 11-4
Enjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points) Heitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Open daily 11-4:30
All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research.
For reservations, call 707-963-5972 Helena View Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956 Open by appointment only
3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena | For reservations, call 707.963.5972 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
El Molino Winery – St. Helena; 707 963-6021 Weekdays, by appointment only
Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-6
Elizabeth Rose – Poured at Cult Wine Central, 40 St. Helena Hwy,Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4
Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Open daily by appointment 10-4
Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Open daily 10-6
Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10-6
Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504 Open by appointment only
Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Open daily by appointment only 11-4
Elyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Open by appointment only 10-5
Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena; 707 963-2911 Open by appointment only
Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30
Ilona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment only
ETUDE J. Doran – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 925 418-5630 Open by appointment
STOP IN AND SEE THE NEW TASTING ROOM
J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Limited tours and tastings by appointment only
We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.
James Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905 Open by appointment only
2 for 1 Tasting with this ad (Save up to $25)
James Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 Open by appointment only
1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm
707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.com 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
Failla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530 Open by appointment only JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Open daily 10-6
Falcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Open daily 10-5 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm
Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Open by appointment only 10-3 John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 First Street, Napa; 707 265-7711 Open daily 10-2am
Farella – 2222 N. 3rd Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489 Open by appointment only JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4
Fleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Open daily 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
Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Open daily 10-5
JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Open daily by appointment only 10-4
Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723 Open by appointment only Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed
FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Open daily 10-6 Juicebox – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 707 254-1212 Open daily by appointment only 9-5
Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK
Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment only
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 Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Open by appointment only

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Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Open by appointment only Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993 Open by appointment only
Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 Open by appointment only MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA Open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45
Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000 Open by appointment only Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours
Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6849 Open by appointment only 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
Family owned producer of Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK
Estate Carneros Pinot Noir for 30 years. Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011 Open by appointment
Visit our beautiful winery on the Silverado Trail in St Helena
to taste Estate Pinot Noir, single-vineyard Petite Sirah and Napa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710 Open daily 10-4
a variety of other classic and esoteric varietals. Neal Family Vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800 Open by appointment
Open daily by appointment only, 11am to 4pm Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000 Open by appointment
1001 Silverado Trail South, St. Helena • (707) 963-5667
Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8840 Open by appointment
Kenefick Ranch – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004 Thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment
Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 259-5408 Daily by appointment 10-4:30 Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600 Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 by appt
Kitchak Cellars – Napa; 707 225-2276 Open by appointment Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094 Open by appointment only
KooLooLoo Vineyard – 1004 Clinton Street, Napa; 707 815-6510 Tue-Sun 12-6 O’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5
Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198 Open by appointment O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898 Open by appointment only
Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 302-2209 Open by appointment only Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707-944-9665 Open by appointment
Ladera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 Open by appointment only Olabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open Mon-Sun 11-6
Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Open daily 10-5 OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Daily 10-5
Lamborn Family Vnyds – Summit Lake Dr, Howell Mtn; 925 254-0511 Open by appointment only Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30
Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Open by appointment only 10-4 Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4
Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Open daily 10-5 Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718 Open by appointment only
Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-6289 Exclusive tastings by appoinment only Page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6 (Closed Tuesdays)
Lion's Run Wines – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 287-0273 Open by appointment Page Wine Cellars – 520 California Blvd, #20, Napa; 707 944-2339 Open by appointment only
Lokoya – 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-1968 Open by appointment only Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587 Open daily by appointment
Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 Open daily 11-6 Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504 Open by appointment
Loos Family Wines – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 408 799-5938 Open by appointment Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 Open by appointment Fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 Sun
LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361 Open daily 10-6 Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683 Open by appointment
Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890 Open by appointment
LUNA VINEYARDS Patz & Hall – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 Open Wed-Sun 10-4
The first winery on the left heading north on the Silverado Trail. Enjoy the Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770 Open by appointment
salon-like atmosphere of this beautiful tasting room where you can sample
Luna Vineyards’ highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio and Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 933-8352 Open by appointment only
other varietals at the magnificent tasting bar. Private tours, along with tastings Pedras Wines – 5040 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 287-4925 Open by appointment only
in their gorgeous private reserve room, by appointment only.
Peju – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Open daily 10-6
Open daily 10-5, 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474
Peter Franus Wine Company – Napa; 707 945-0542 Open by appointment only
Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Open daily 10-5 Pheonix – 3175 Dry Creek Road, Napa; 877 374-6364 By advance appointment only
Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Open daily 10-4 Phifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4787 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 11-1
MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-6 Pina Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328 Open daily by appointment 10-4
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Fri-Sat 11-9 Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 Open daily 10:30-4:30
Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Sun 10-5 PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Open daily 10-4
Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 10-5 Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt
Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490 Open by appointment Porter Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 265-7980 Open by appointment only
Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 First St, Napa 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30 PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-PORT (7678) Open daily 10:30-4:30
Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030 Open by appointment only Children & Pets OK
McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186 Open by appointment only Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949 Open by appointment
MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Open daily 10-6:30 Provenance – 1695 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-3633 Open daily 10:30-5:30
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601 Open by appointment
Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings
Quixote – 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2659 Open by appointment
Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage Canyon Rd, Rutherford; 707 225-4367 Open by appointment only
RAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-3141 Open daily 10-4
Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Open daily 10-5:30 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours
Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 Open daily 11-5
RAZI WINERY
MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394 Open by appointment only New tasting room in Napa Valley
Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 530 219-6199 Open by appointment only ‘…taste our passion for wine in each style that we make.’
MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30 Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirs
Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings
Schedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm
Morey Cellars – Napa Call for information; 707 226-2348 3108 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley • (707) 224-4299
Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295 Open by appointment

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Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Open daily 10-5
ST. CLEMENT
Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Open by appointment “BEST BOUTIQUE WINERY” & “LOCAL WINEMAKER”
Two Years in a Row
Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800 Open by appointment
2 for 1 on any tasting including Single Vineyard Tasting
REYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Open daily 10-5 Save up to $25
Rios Wine – 1334-B Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1376 Open daily 10:30-6:30 2867 St. Helena North, St. Helena | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm
Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661 Open by appointment 707-265-5000 | www.stclement.com
Road 31 Wine Co – Napa; 707 649-1200 Open by appointment only St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 Open daily 10-5:30
Robert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555 Open by appointment St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463 Open by appointment
Robert Craig Winery – 625 Imperial Way, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 St. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Open daily 10-5
Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Open by appointment Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Open daily 10-4:30
ROBERT MONDAVI – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5 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
Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Open daily 10-4:30
Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477 Open by appointment
Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004 Open by appointment
Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272 Open daily 10:30-4:30 by appt
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 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
Round Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 By appointment Stoneheath Winery – Napa; 707 257-0701 Open by appointment
Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Open daily 10-5 Stonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8
Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577 Open Tues-Sat by appointment Stony Hill Vineyard – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636 Open Mon-Fri 9-5 by appt only
Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025 Open by appointment Storybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310 Open by appointment
Rustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353 Open by appointment Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646 Open daily 11-5 by appointment
Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Open daily 10-4:30 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
Rutherford Hill – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Open daily 10-5
Summit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 Open by appointment
Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 968-3200 Open daily 10-4:30
SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104 Open daily 10-5
Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings
Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592 Open Mon-Sat by appointment Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500 Open by appointment
Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105 Open by appointment Tamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. Helena; 707 968-5345 Open daily 106
Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889 Open by appointment TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 First Street, Napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9
Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 Open daily 10-4 Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-3593 Open by appointment
School House Vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240 Open by appointment Tayson Pierce – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636 By appointment only
Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Open daily by appointment 10-4 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
Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882 Open by appointment
Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340 Open by appointment
Sciandri Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 277-4999 x3 Open by appointment
The Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707 Open by appointment
Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339 Open by appointment
Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, Calistoga; 707 942-6504 Open by appointment only
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 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
Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2877 Open by appointment
Tournesol Wine – Napa; 707 694-6073 Open by appointment only
Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154 Open by appointment
Trahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open daily 11-6
Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990 Fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-Thu by appointment
Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Open daily 10-4:30
Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930 Open by appointment only
Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027 Open by appointment
Silver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Open Mon-Sun 9-5 Trespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804 Open by appointment
Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Open daily 10-5 TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Open daily 10-5
Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Fri & Sat 11-4, Thu-Tue by appt Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-1956 Open daily 11-7
Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-1770 Open daily 10-5 Truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153 Open by appointment
Sixteen by Twenty Wines – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860 Open by appointment only Tudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947 Open by appointment
Sky Vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391 Open by appointment Tulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064 Open by appointment
Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283 Open by appointment TURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-4:30
Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue Oak Lane, Napa; 707 812-4848 Open by appointment Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 Open Mon-Sat 9-4
Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 Daily 10am-10pm 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
Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8200 Open by appointment Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8
Spelletich Cellars – 425 Gateway Rd W, Napa; 707 363-5757 Open by appointment 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
Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0134 Open by appointment
V. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5)
Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-4188 Open by appointment 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 Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Open daily 10-4:30
Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130 Open daily 10-6 by appointment Atascadero Creek – 4114 Ross Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 By appointment only
Verismo Wines – 100 Rapp Ln, Napa; 707 944 WINE (9463) Open by appointment only Balletto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-5
Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110 Open by advance appointment B. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Open daily 10-5
Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, Napa; 707 265-7750 Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings
VinRoc – Napa; 707 265-0943 Open by appointment B Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal
Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995 Open daily 10-4:30 by appointment Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30
Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Open daily 10-5 by appointment Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091 Open by appointment only
Vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292 Open by appointment Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30
Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963.9425 Mon-Fri 10-2 by appointment Benovia Winery – 339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4441 By appointment 9am - 5pm daily
Vintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Open daily 11-6 Benziger Family Winery – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Open daily 10-5
Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485 Open by appointment only Bevin Cellars – 3900 Matanzas Creek Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 332-2918 Open by appointment only
Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 Open by appointment 10:30-4:30 Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5, Thu-Sat 10:30-9
W. H. Smith– 1307 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B, Calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6 Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Open daily 10-4:30
WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-6 Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5
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 Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter)
Whetstone Wine Cellars – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 254-0600 Open by appointment Bradford Mountain – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10
White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 Open by appointment 10-5 Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7
WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 Open daily 10-5:45 Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal
Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Rd; Glen Ellen 707 933-1726 By appointment
White Rock Vineyard – Napa Open by appointment only Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 Open daily 10-5
Whitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707 942-0840 Open by appointment only C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Open daily 11-5
William Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint Helena Hwy North, St. Helena; 707 963-6100 Open by appointment only
Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Open daily 11-6
William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open daily11-5
Captûre – Healdsburg; 707 395-0457 Open by appointment only
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 Carol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Open by appt, 11-4
WINE GARAGE – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30 Cass Winery – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5
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 CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6
Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798 Open by appointment only Cellar No. 8 – Poured at Asti Winery, 26150 Asti Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5
Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046