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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
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DECEMBER 3, 2010 – ISSUE 49 – VOLUME 29

Prager Winery & Port Works

ON THE COVER Prager Winery & Port Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 WINE COUNTRY NEWS Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17 SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-43 St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37 Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-55 Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45 Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-57 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

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Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay with Salmon Cakes and Saffron Aioli

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MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59 Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-65 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-78

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INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER by Len Napolitano

How does wine get color?
White wine, rosé wine, red wine. Together they span a range of color from very pale yellow to pink to deep purple. There’s a world of differences among the styles of these wines and the ways they are made. But the way in which they each achieve their own degree of color is simply dependent upon how much time the grapes skins spend in contact with the grape juice. As the juice from crushed red grapes remains in contact with the grape skins, the pigments of the skins add color to the juice. This is called maceration time. Depending on the wine and the winemaker’s preference, it could last from several days to several weeks. The longer the maceration period, the darker the wine’s final color. Throughout the maceration, the skins tend to rise to the top, from the carbon dioxide that is released during fermentation. This “cap” of skins is regularly pushed back into the juice, or “punched down,” to extract as much color from the skins as possible. Before white wine is fermented, the juice is separated from the skins, thereby having little or no contact with the grape skins. White wine can be made from either red or white grapes because the juice coming from any grape is always clear, but only red grapes will be used to make red wine. When rosé wine is being made, the grape skins are left in contact with the fermenting juice for a time period just long enough to create a pink-colored juice. Then the skins are removed and the remaining juice is fermented in the same manner as juice for making white wine.
Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators, Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com. Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of Wine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.

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

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ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train Napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • Dec 3, 17: Murder Mystery Dinner • Dec 13-15, 18-24: Santa Express ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • Dec 3-5: Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre • Dec 9: Talk Cinema • Dec 10: An Evening with Dana Carvey • Dec 12: A Chanticleer Christmas ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com • Dec 4: Festival of Trees • Dec 5: Travis Air Force Band of the Golden West • Dec 8: The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show • Dec 12: Napa Valley Chorale & St. Helena Chamber Singers with Napa Valley Symphony ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre Napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com • Dec 11: Asleep at the Wheel ONGOING Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley Napa Town Center, Napa, 707-253-9450 www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices • Dec 3, 10, 15, 17, 24, 31: Fine Wine & Artisan Cheese • Dec 4: Tri-Tip Steak Appetizer • Dec 5: Wine of the Month & Tri-Tip Steak Appetizer • Dec 8, 26: Chocolate Decadence • Dec 11-12: Seasonal Holiday Sweet Treats ONGOING Joseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & Seminars An opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours 11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, except Insignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. Terrace tastings daily, $25 RSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com · Insignia Blending · Le Nez · Tasting Terroir · Wine Appreciation · Cool California (Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) · Barrel seminars (Napa Valley Cab) ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND Wine Component Tasting Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards St. Helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com EVERY 4TH WEEKEND Wine & Food Pairing Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. Helena 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val Napa, daily 10am-5pm, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com • Classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine. • Reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine. • Tours by appointment with 24 hour advance notice ONGOING Buon Amici Members & Guests Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena,10am-4:30pm 707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com • Members Only New Release Tastings • Barrel Tastings by appointment • Vertical Tastings by appointment • Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointment ONGOING Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting at Monticello Vineyards Napa, Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley $25 RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com ONGOING V. Sattui Winery St. Helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com • Classic tasting, daily, $5 • Premium tasting, daily, $10 • Food & wine pairing, Mon-Thu, $18 • Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25 • Italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses • Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more • Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar • 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic grounds ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS Food & Wine Pairings at Etude Winery Napa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/members www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300 ONGOING Rombauer Vineyards St. Helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com • Friday-Sunday: Open by advance appointment only • Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm • Tasting $10 • Wine & Cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines Rutherford, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com • Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm • Premier Tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm • Private Group Tasting, $20, by appt • Cellar Tour & Tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-F by appt • Vineyard View Tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-F by appt • Abacus Tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt • Wine Train, $180 ONGOING Tours and Tastings at William Hill Estate Winery Napa, 10am-5pm, by appt. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com • Taste the Napa Valley, $12 • Chardonnay Experience/with food pairing, $16/$20 • Exploring Cabernets, $20 • Estate Exclusives, $25 • Intro to William Hill Estate Tour and Tasting, $25 • The William Hill Estate Experience Tour and Tasting, $40 ONGOING Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt) 800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.com ONGOING Wine Tasting Experiences at Benessere Vineyards St. Helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt • Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10 • Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15 • Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15 • Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20 • Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15 ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery Napa , 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com • Individual Tastings, $12 • Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting • Food & Wine Pairing • Vineyard Tour • Blending Class • Wine Sensory Seminar ONGOING The Ultimate Flight Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena,A true farm-to-table experience at Logan-Ives House, 11am, RSVP, $35, www.longmeadowranch.com, 707-963-4555 ONGOING Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Rutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10 Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm 707-963-2784, www.grgich.com ONGOING Tastings & Tours at Artesa Winery Napa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com • Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40 • Daily Guided Tours • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winery Napa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com • Regular tasting, $10 • Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person ONGOING Educational Tours & Wine Tasting at Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com • Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50 • Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20 • Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP tours ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery For details, 888-RMONDAVI x2, www.robertmondavi.com • The Signature Tour & Tasting • The Wine Tasting Basics • The Exclusive Cellar Tasting• Tasting Beyond the Basics • The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & Lunch EVERY SATURDAY ZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminar Rutherford, Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar, 11am, $40 800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com EVERY SUNDAY Sensory Component Tasting at ZD Wines Rutherford, 11am by appointment only, $20, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com EVERY SATURDAY Chocolate & Red Wine Saturdays at Bennett Lane Winery Calistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 13 Dungeness Crab Festival Hurley’s Restaurant, Yountville, www.HurleysRestaurant.com, 707-944-2345 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 5 Eye on Egypt Photography Exhibit St. Supéry Winery, Rutherford, 10am-5pm www.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116 ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 13 Art Rogers: Photographs Yesterday & Today at Mumm Napa Rutherford, 707-967-7700, www.mummnapa.com DECEMBER 3 – FEBRUARY 6 Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries Passport to visit 15 Calistoga wineries, $50 www.CalistogaVisitors.com, 866-306-5588 DECEMBER 4 Grgich Hills Estate Pick-up Party Napa, 1-4pm, 707-763-2784, www.grgich.com DECEMBER 4 Annual Bottle Signing & Winter Release Party Louis M. Martini Winery, St. Helena, 12-4pm www.louismartini.com, 707-968-3361 DECEMBER 4 Holiday B&B Tour Napa Bed & Breakfast Inns, Napa, 2-6pm, $55, www.NapaHolidayTour.com DECEMBER 4 15th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, 7pm, www.CalistogaVisitors.com, 866-305-5588 DECEMBER 4 Wine Sip & Jewelry Shop at Arger-Martucci Vineyards St. Helena, 10am-5pm, free, www.arger-martucci.com, 707-963-4334 DECEMBER 4-5 Rutherford Appellation Passport Weekend Visit participating wineries! 11am-4pm www.rutherfor-appellation-wineries.com

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DECEMBER 5 Judd’s Hill’s Hanukkah Hootenanny Napa, 12-3pm, www.juddshill.com, 707-255-2332 DECEMBER 7 Pig Pickin’ – Slow Roasted Whole Pig Farmstead Restaurant, Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, $35/food www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant, 707-963-9181 DECEMBER 7 Holiday Selection Pick-Up Party at Artesa Winery Napa, 6-7:30pm, www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309 DECEMBER 10-12 Napa Truffle Festival Various locations in Napa Valley, www.trufflefestival.com DECEMBER 11 Holiday Barrel Tasting & Pick Up Party at Merryvale St. Helena, 1-4pm, $25, free/members, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-7777 DECEMBER 11 Holiday Dinner at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659 DECEMBER 11 1st Annual Crab Feed & Release Party Acacia Vineyard, Napa, 12pm, $55/members, $75 www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991x2 DECEMBER 11 Annual Chateau Society Holiday Event at Domaine Carneros Napa, 7:30-10pm, 707-257-0101x135, www.domainecarneros.com DECEMBER 11 22nd Annual Holiday CandleLight Tour Monticello Park, Napa, 3-6pm, $30, 707-224-1739 DECEMBER 11 Annual Older Vintage Tasting Beaulieu Vineyard, Rutherford, 11am-4pm, www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896 DECEMBER 11-12 Annual Santa’s Helpers Holiday Gift Faire Napa Valley Expo, Napa, 707-257-7144 DECEMBER 12 Holiday Open House Beaulieu Vineyard, Rutherford, 11am-3pm www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896, RSVP ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org • Dec 3-5: Roustabout The Sound of Music • Dec 4-6: Santa Rosa Symphony • Dec 7: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas • Dec 9: Strega Nona: The Musical • Dec 10: Posada Navidena • Dec 11: Natalie Cole • Dec 14: Dave Koz & Friends • Dec 15: Béla Fleck & The Flecktones ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 19 Farmers’ Market in Old Downtown Windsor www.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320, 10am-1pm • Dec 11: Kids Make Holiday Cookies ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Wine & Food Sampling at Hop Kiln Russian River Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine & sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm 707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.com ONGOING Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com

SONOMA COUNTY
ONGOING Friday Night Music at Sebastiani Winery Sonoma, 6:30-9:30pm, 800-888-5532x3230, www.sebastiani.com • Dec 10: The Hellhounds

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ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. Complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.com ONGOING Food and Wine Pairing at the Mayo Reserve Room 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting $35, Reservations recommended,707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.com ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com • Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar, Eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 • Cinq Cépages Component Tasting, Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 • Private VIP Wine Tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour • Box Lunch Prgram with Tour ONGOING Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, Ten person minimum, Call for more information & reservations 888-675-WINE(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com • Winery Tour & Tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 • Vineyards Tour & Tasting, 1 hour, $20 • Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonoma ONGOING Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson Fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25 707-571-7500, www.kj.com ONGOING WEEKENDS Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery Cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing 707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 50 Mile AV Vintner's Dining Glen Ellen, Barrel tasting & Old Vine Pinot Noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard. Foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, RSVP, 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.com ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola Geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20 707-431-4811, www.ryew.com EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY The Art of Winemaking Workshop Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm 707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 31 Artist Maeve Croghan at Charles Creek Vineyard Interpretations of natural landscapes and vineyard scenes are the dominant themes. alan@charlescreek.com, 707-935-3848, Sonoma ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 2 Worlds of Wonder by Teri Sloat Sebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol, 707-829-7200 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 30 Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964 Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 6 The Artist’s Studio: Fletcher Benton Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, www.svma.org, 707-939-7862 ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS THROUGH MARCH Learn More About Wine! at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, 11am, RSVP, $25, limited seating www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258 NOVEMBER 29 – JANUARY 30 Landscape Paintings by Ellen Boulanger Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate, Healdsburg www.michelschlumberger.com, 707-433-7427 DECEMBER 1 – JANUARY 31 (WED-SUN) Magical Toyland: Model Trains & Teddy Bears Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society, Healdsburg, 11am-4pm www.healdsburgmuseum.org, 707-431-3325 DECEMBER 1 – FEBRUARY 28 Tour & Taste at The Olive Press 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Sonoma, www.theolivepress.com, 707-939-8900 DECEMBER 1 – FEBRUARY 28 Estate Olive Oil, Vinegar & Wine Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Glen Ellen, www.brcohn.com, 707-938-4064x124 DECEMBER 1 – FEBRUARY 28 Artisan Olive Oil Tasting & Press Viewing at Figone’s of California 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Glen Ellen, www.figoneoliveoil.com, 707-938-3164 DECEMBER 1 – FEBRUARY 28 Olive Trees in Sonoma State Historic Park 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Sonoma, www.parks.ca.gov, 707-938-9560 DECEMBER 2 Holiday Celebration Windsor Town Green, Windsor, 5-8pm, free www.townofwindsor.com, 707-838-1260 DECEMBER 3 Lighting of City Hall with Santa on the Plaza Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5pm, 707-996-1090 DECEMBER 3 First Fridays ArtWalk Downtown Healdsburg, 5-8p, www.healdsburg.com DECEMBER 3 Light Up a Life Center Park, Petaluma, 7pm, 707-778-6242 DECEMBER 3 Sonoma County Chamber Singers Winter Concert United Church, Cloverdale, 7:30pm, 707-894-4476 DECEMBER 3-5 Holiday Craft Faire Sonoma Valley Inn, Sonoma, $3, www.sonomavalley.com DECEMBER 4 Classic Sparkling Wine & Cheese Combinations: Luscious Locals & Spanish Delicacies at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30, RSVP, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1939 DECEMBER 4 Wine Club Holiday Party at Wilson Winery Healdsburg, 707-433-4355, www.wilsonwinery.com DECEMBER 4 Heritage Trees at Blessing of the Olives at the Mission Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma, Sonoma – 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season, 10am, www.moprep.org DECEMBER 4 Blessing of the Olives at the Mission Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma, Sonoma – 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season, 11am, www.sonomavalley.com/olivefestival, 707-996-1090 DECEMBER 4 Open House & Olive Oil Tasting at The Olive Press Sonoma – 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season www.theolivepress.com, 707-939-8900 DECEMBER 4 Holiday-Palooza & Toy Drive Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, 11am-4pm, $15/adv, $20/door www.gunbun.com, 707-939-3019 DECEMBER 4 25th Harvest Anniversary Arrowood Vineyards, Glen Ellen, 11am-3pm www.arrowoodwinery.com, 707-938-2600 DECEMBER 4 Holiday Club Reception at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, 12-4pm, member only event, $20, RSVP www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258 DECEMBER 4 Holiday Reception, Worlds of Wonder by Teri Sloat Swedish folk music by Carolyn Thornton & Tim Rued, 5-7pm Sebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol, 707-829-7200 DECEMBER 4 Holiday Boutique St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Healdsburg, 11:30am-3pm, 707-433-2107 DECEMBER 4 Holiday Bazaar Healdsburg Senior Living, Healdsburg, 707-433-4877 DECEMBER 4 Art Card Exhibit Opening Reception Quercia Gallery, Duncans Mills, 11am-5pm www.Quercia-Gallery.com, 707-865-0243 DECEMBER 4 Artist Reception: Hanya Popova Parker Arrowood Vineyards, Glen Ellen11am-3pm www.arrowoodvineyards.com, 707-935-8600 DECEMBER 4 Holiday Parade of Lights Downtown Guerneville, 707-869-9000, 7pm, free DECEMBER 4-5 The Night Before Christmas – Healdsburg Ballet Raven Theater, Healdsburg, www.healdsburgballet.org, 707-431-7617 DECEMBER 4-5 Dickens Holiday Craft Fair Finely Community Center, Santa Rosa, 707-543-3737 DECEMBER 4-5 31st Annual Holiday Open House Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa, $2, 10am-4pm www.lutherburbank.org, 707-524-5445 DECEMBER 4, 11, 18 Breakfast with Santa Costeaux French Bakery, Healdsburg, 9-11am www.costeaux.com, 707-433-1913 DECEMBER 5 Catalan Holiday Luncheon at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma 11am-2pm, $70, $59.50/members www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 DECEMBER 5 Menorah Lighting Oakville Grocery, Healdsburg, 707-433-3200 DECEMBER 5 61st Annual Open House & Christmas Bazaar Hanna Boys Center, Sonoma, 11am-2pm www.hannacenter.org, 877-994-2662 DECEMBER 6 Topel Tasting Room Holiday Wine & Food Pairing Seminar “Compositions” Wine & Appetizer Pairings Healdsburg, 2-3:30pm, $25 RSVP, 707-433-4116, www.topelwines.com, donnis@topelwines.com DECEMBER 6 Children’s Holiday Program Stories, Songs & Hot Chocolate Healdsburg Regional Library, Healdsburg, 6:30pm, free www.sonomalibrary.org, 707-433-3772 DECEMBER 6-12 Holiday Open House & Food Drive at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, Bring a food donation & receive complimentary tasting. 10am-5pm, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064 DECEMBER 8-9, 15-16 Holidays in Healdsburg Strolling Dine Around 4-course progressive dinner at 16 restaurants in Healdsburg www.healdsburg.com 707-479-7488, $85 DECEMBER 10 24th Annual Winemaker Dinner Series featuring Gloria Ferrer Bay View Restaurant, Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, 7pm, $99 www.InnattheTides.com, 800-541-7788

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DECEMBER 10 Stand Up for a Cause: Leo Flowers Bear Republic Brewing Company, Healdsburg, 10pm, $10, 707-433-2337 DECEMBER 10-12 Nutcracker Ballet Person Theater, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park www.petalumaschoolofballet.com, 707-762-3972 DECEMBER 11 Food & Wine Pairing at Meadowcroft in Sonoma CornerStone, Sonoma, Seatings 11am, 1pm. $15, RSVP www.meadowcroftwines.com, 707-934-4090 DECEMBER 11 Wine Club Holiday Party at Mazzocco Healdsburg, 6-9pm, www.mazzocco.com, 800-501-8466 DECEMBER 11 Collector’s Circle Holiday Party at Rodney Strong Healdsburg, www.rodneystrong.com, 800-678-4763 DECEMBER 11 Christmas at the Mission Mission San Francisco de Solano, Sonoma, 5pm, 707-938-1519 DECEMBER 11 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Petaluma River Turning Basin, Petaluma, 6pm, 707-769-0429 DECEMBER 11 Sylvan Bell Ringers at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, 2-4pm, $10, $20/reserve tasting www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258 DECEMBER 11 Holiday Open House & Food Drive Gourmet au Bay, Bodega Bay, 4-7pm 707-875-9875, www.gourmetaubay.com DECEMBER 11 Rotary Club of Healdsburg 31st Annual Crab Feed & Auction Villa Chanticleer, Healdsburg, 6pm, 707-433-8529, $55 www.healdsburgrotary.org DECEMBER 11 Hands-on Artisanal Cocktail Class H2Hotel, Healdsburg, 2-4pm, 707-433-7222 DECEMBER 11 Rhône Blending Class & Lunch Quivira Vineyard, Healdsburg, 11am-3pm, $100, $85/members www.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8354x218 DECEMBER 11 Hike & Taste in the Vineyards at Kunde Family Estate Kenwood, 10am, $25, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501x334 DECEMBER 11, 18 Sparkling Holidays – Special Tasting of Amista Sparkling Syrah Amista Vineyards, Healdsburg, 11am-4:30pm, $3 www.amistavineyards.com, 707-431-9200 DECEMBER 11-12 Meet Tippi Hedren – Tippi Hedren Signature Collection Vintage Wine Estates Tasting Room, Healdsburg, 11am-5pm www.shambala.org, 707-921-2894 DECEMBER 11-12 25th Annual Holiday Crafts Faire Occidental Community Center, Occidental, www.occidental-ca.org DECEMBER 11-19 Photos with Santa Larson Family Winery, Sonoma, 1-4pm www.larsonfamilywinery.com, 707-938-3031 DECEMBER 11-25 Dickens Dinners Madrona Manor, Healdsburg, 6:30pm www.madronamanor.com, 707-433-4231 DECEMBER 12 Victorian Inns Tour Healdsburg, 2-5pm, 707-433-5228, www.healdsburg.com

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DECEMBER 12-13 Healdsburg Chorus – 2010 Winter Concerts Healdsburg Community Church, Healdsburg www.healdsburgchorus.com, 707-838-4557 DECEMBER 12, 16-21 A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail – Raven Youth Troupe Raven Theater, Healdsburg, 707-284-3808 DECEMBER 13 Topel Tasting Room Holiday Wine & Food Pairing Seminar “Say Cheese” Wine & Cheese Pairings, Healdsburg, 2-3:30pm, $25 RSVP, 707-433-4116, www.topelwines.com, donnis@topelwines.com 707-521-2534, www.rrvw.org DECEMBER 11 Holiday Open House Tulip Hill Winery, Nice, 1-5pm, $5, www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373 DECEMBER 11 Windows to the Universe Taylor Observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pm, $3 www.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121 DECEMBER 4, 11 Winetaster Dinner Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, www.elliston.com, 925-762-2377 DECEMBER 4-5 Holidays in the Vineyards Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association–Participating Livermore Valley Wineries, 12-5pm, www.lvwine.org, 925-447-9463 DECEMBER 5 Holiday Home Tour – Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland Downtown Pleasanton, 11am-3pm, $35 www.valleyhumane.org, 925-426-8656 DECEMBER 11 Wine Release Party Mitchell Katz Winery, Pleasanton, 12-5pm, $20 925-931-0744, www.mitchellkatzwinery.com DECEMBER 12 Ravenswood Victorian Yuletide Ravenswood Historic Site, Livermore, 12-4pm, 925-373-5700 Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, www.elliston.com, 925-862-2377

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SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 19 Great Dickens Christmas Fair Cow Palace, San Francisco, www.dickensfair.com, 800-510-1558 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 3 Embarcadero Center Ice Rink Embarcadero Center, San Francisco www.embarcaderocenter.com, 415-772-0700 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 17 Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square Union Square, San Francisco, www.unionsquareicerink.com, 415-781-2688 DECEMBER 1-9 Menorah Lighting in Union Square Union Square, San Francisco, 415-433-4350 DECEMBER 4 Union Street Fantasy of Lights Union Street, San Francisco, 7pm, www.SRESproductions.com, 800-310-6563

LAKE/MENDOCINO

EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Food & Wine Pairings McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.com ONGOING Skunk Train 866-457-5865, Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com • Dec 4-5, 11-23: Christmas Train ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 17 8th Annual Victorian Christmas Faire & High Tea Lakeport English Inn, Lakeport, 11am-6pm www.lakeportenglishinn.com, 707-263-4317 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 27 American Masterpieces: The Artistic Legacy of California Indian Basketry Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, www.gracehudsonmuseum.org. 707-467-2836 DECEMBER 3 20th Annual Middletown Tree Lighting Ceremony Middletown Central Park, Middletown, 5:30pm, 707-987-3373 DECEMBER 3 First Friday Fling Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 5:30-7pm www.lakecountyartscouncil.com, 707-263-6658 DECEMBER 3 Christmas in the Country Main Street, Kelseyville, 5:30-8:30pm, free www.visitkelseyville.com, 707-279-8559 DECEMBER 3-5, 10-12 Renaissance Christmas Pageant & Feast Middletown Community United Methodist Church, Middletown, $35-$44 www.middletownmethodist.org, 707-987-2653 DECEMBER 4 17th Annual Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting Main Street, Upper Lake, 6-8pm, www.upperlakeca.org, 707-275-8170 DECEMBER 4 Meet the Winemaker Series Blue Wing Saloon & Café, Upper Lake, 5:30-8:30pm, 707-275-2233 DECEMBER 4 Meet the Winemaker & Artist Lake County Wine Studio, Upper Lake, $10, 4-7pm, 707-275-8030 DECEMBER 4 Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights Downtown Clearlake, 6-8pm, 707-994-3600, www.clearlakechamber.com DECEMBER 4 24th Annual Willits Holiday Craft Fair Willits Community Center, Willits, 10am-3pm, free, 707-459-3411 DECEMBER 4 Holiday Tree Lighting Greenview Restaurant, Hidden Valley Lake, 5-8pm, free www.hvla.com, 707-987-3138 DECEMBER 8-12, 15-19 Avenue of Lights Lake County Fairgrounds, Lakeport, 5-9pm www.lakecountyfair.com, 707-263-6181 DECEMBER 9-12 Mendocino Coast Candle Light Inn Tour Various inns in Mendocino, 4-7pm, www.mendocinoinntour.com, 707-964-1228 • Dec 9: Inns of Mendocino • Dec 10: Inns & Lodges of Fort Bragg • Dec 11: Inns of Little River & Albion • Dec 12: Inns of Elk

NORTH CENTRAL COAST

ONGOING Live Music at KRML Radio The Eastwood Building, Carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.com ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row Monterey – Family fun, music, fine dining & discounts, 4-8pm, 831-649-6690 ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Monterey Museum of Art Monterey – Evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477 EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH Pair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellars Gilroy – Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca Ice Cream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases. www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827 EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines Cepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm 831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com ONGOING TUESDAY - SATURDAY Oya Salon and Ventana Vineyards Wine and Cheese Event Monterey, 2pm on. Oya patrons can sample Ventana Vineyards award winning wines. Wines change monthly. 831-372-7415x213, Ventana 831-656-0570 ONGOING FRIDAYS Fromage Fridays at Taste Morgan Carmel, A special cheese sampling paired with wine. 3-5pm 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Library Sundays at Taste Morgan Carmel , An opportunity to taste some older wines from the cellar. 2-5pm 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MAY Winemaker Wednesdays Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola–Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 23 A Tuna Christmas – Pacific Repertory Theatre Circle Theatre, Carmel, 7:30pm, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael 415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us • Dec 2: Marin Speakers Series, Bob Newhart • Dec 4: Just Dance Academy • Dec 4-5: Stapleton Ballet Nutcracker • Dec 10-11: Mayflower Community Chorus Holiday Magic! • Dec 11-12: 26th Annual Marin County Antiques Show • Dec 11-12: Marin Ballet’s Nutcracker

SAN MATEO COUNTY
ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 4 Gingerbread House Display & Silent Auction The Lobby, Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040 DECEMBER 3 Nights of Light: Parade & Tree Lighting Main Street & Mac Dutra Park, Half Moon Bay 650-726-8380, charise@hmbchamber.com

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
ONGOING Tasting Room Tuesdays Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, The Fairmont San Jose, San Jose Winery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pm www.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463 • Dec 7, 14: Sarah’s Vineyard DECEMBER 11-12 Holiday Gift Faire Clos LaChance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 800-ITS-WINE

LIVERMORE
ONGOING Bankhead Theatre Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org • Dec 3: Messiah • Dec 4: Three Cheers for Beethoven • Dec 7: Taylor Eigsti • Dec 11-12, 17-19: The Nutcracker DECEMBER 3, 10, 17 Winetaster Lunch Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, www.elliston.com, 925-762-2377 DECEMBER 4 Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Celebration & Parade Downtown Pleasanton, 4-8pm, 925-931-5352 www.pleasantondowntown.net DECEMBER 4 Home for the Holidays Downtown Livermore, 12-4pm, 925-373-1795

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DECEMBER 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 Holiday Tree Walk Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 DECEMBER 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 20-23 Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 DECEMBER 1 – JANUARY 2 GLOW: Living Lights Pacific Grove Museum, Pacific Grove, www.pgmuseum.org, 831-648-5716 DECEMBER 4 Holiday Open House & Wreath Making Scheid Vineyards, Salinas, 12-4pm, www.scheidwines.com, 831-455-9990 DECEMBER 4 Downtown Santa Cruz Holiday Parade Santa Cruz, 10am-12pm, 831-429-8433 DECEMBER 4 Scotts Valley Christmas Tree Lighting Scotts Valley Community Center, Scotts Valley, 5pm, free, 831-438-1010 DECEMBER 4 17th Annual Stillwell’s Snow in the Park Caledonia Park, Pacific Grove, 10am-4pm www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304 DECEMBER 4-5 Art in the Cellars Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 11am-5pm, www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258 DECEMBER 4, 11 Chocolates and Desserts Cooking Demo Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 1-3pm, $85 www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550, RSVP DECEMBER 4, 11 Wreathmaking at Earthbound Farm Stand Carmel, 11am-1pm, www.ebfarm.com DECEMBER 5 Carmel Heritage Society’s Inns of Distinction Tour Various inns in Carmel, 2-5pm, www.carmelheritage.org, 831-624-4447 DECEMBER 5 30th Annual Christmas Open House at Hahn Estates Soledad, 11am-4pm, $25/includes light lunch, tasting & souvenir glass. www.hahnestates.com, 866-925-7994 DECEMBER 5 Chateau Julien Holiday Spectacular Chateau Julien Wine Estate, Carmel Valley, 2:30-5:30pm $40, $30/members, www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600 DECEMBER 9-10 Christmas in the Adobes Downtown Monterey, 5-9pm, www.parks.ca.gov/mshp DECEMBER 10 14th Annual Truffle Dinner Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, RSVP www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550 DECEMBER 10-12 12th Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Musical Festival Downtown Monterey, 800-722-9652, www.montereycowboy.org DECEMBER 11-12 Dessert Classes Fortino Winery, Gilroy, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 DECEMBER 11-12 Holiday Boutique Fortino Winery, Gilroy, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305

EL DORADO COUNTY
NOVEMBER 30 Tour de Vine Contest Boeger Winery, Placerville, 10am-5pm www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634 DECEMBER 4 Santa at Perry Creek Perry Creek Winery, Fair Play, 1-3pm, free www.perrycreek.com, 530-620-5175 DECEMBER 4 Christmas in the Cellar Madrona Vineyards, Camino, 12-4pm, 530-644-5948 DECEMBER 4 Wine 101 with Rick Kushman of The Sacramento Bee Lava Cap Winery, Placerville, 1-2:30pm, $25, 530-621-0175 DECEMBER 4-5 Holiday Open House Jodar Vineyards, Placerville, www.jodarwinery.com, 530-644-3474 DECEMBER 5 Repeal of Prohibition Boeger Winery, Placerville, 11am-4pm, $15 www.boegerwinery.com, 800-655-2634 DECEMBER 5 33rd Annual Christmas Parade Historic Main Street, Placerville, 1pm www.placerville-downtown.org, 530-621-5885 DECEMBER 5 Repeal of Prohibition Day David Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 11am-4pm www.davidgirardvineyards.com, 530-295-1833 DECEMBER 11 Holiday Open House David Girard Vineyards, Placerville, 530-295-1833

NEVADA COUNTY
ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 17 42nd Annual Cornish Christmas Downtown Grass Valley, 6-9pm www.downtowngrassvalley.com, 530-272-8315 DECEMBER 1, 8, 12, 15, 19 California Victorian Christmas Downtown, Nevada City, 800-655-6569, www.downtownnevadacity.com DECEMBER 4 Christmas in the Pines Auburn, 10am-4pm, 530-268-6318, www.christmasinthepines.com DECEMBER 4 Christmas at the Railroad Museum Railroad Museum, Nevada City, 10am-4pm www.ncngrmuseum.org, 530-470-0902 DECEMBER 4 3rd Annual Primo Vino Montoliva Vineyard & Winery, Chicago Park, 1-3pm www.montoliva.com, 530-346-6577 DECEMBER 4-6 WinterFest Choral Concert Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley www.musicinthemountains.org, 530-265-6124 DECEMBER 9, 16 B&B Candlelight Tour Visit participating Historic Inns, 4:30-7:30pm www.goldcountryinns.net, 530-477-6634 DECEMBER 11 Decadent Dessert & Barrel Tasting Party Sierra Knolls Winery, Grass Valley, 4-7pm www.sierraknollswinery.com, 530-268-9225

SUISUN VALLEY
ONGOING Wine by the Glass & Live Music Winterhawk Winery, Fairfield, Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pm, Music 2-5pm, $5, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977 • Dec 4: Temptation Mania DECEMBER 3 7th Annual Shop til You Drop Wooden Valley Winery, Suisun Valley, 6-9pm www.woodenvalley.com, 707-864-0730 DECEMBER 4 Christmas at the Waterfront Harbor Plaza, Suisun City, 12-9pm, 707-429-3758 DECEMBER 4 Holiday Night of Lights Downtown Fairfield, 6:30-9:30pm, 707-422-0103 DECEMBER 26-27 SVGGA Anniversary Weekend Participating Suisun Valley Wineries, 12-5pm www.suisunvalleywines.com, 707-864-0730

AMADOR COUNTY
DECEMBER 4-5 Holiday Open House Avio Vineyards, Sutter Creek 11am-5pm, www.aviowine.com, 209-267-1515 DECEMBER 4-5 Open House Holiday Celebration Port Barrel Tasting C.G. Di Arie Vineyard, Plymouth, 11am-4pm, www.cgdiarie.com, 209-245-4700 DECEMBER 4-5 Holiday Open House Deaver Vineyard, Plymouth, www.deavervineyard.com, 800-217-2304 DECEMBER 5-15 Holiday Open House Story Winery, Plymouth, 11am-5pm, www.zin.com, 209-245-6208 DECEMBER 11 Tasting with the Winemaker Port Barrel Tasting, C.G. Di Arie Vineyard, Plymouth, 12-4pm 209-245-4700, www.cgdiarie.com DECEMBER 12 Terre Rouge Wine Dinner Restaurant Taste, Plymouth, $78, www.terrerougewines.com, 209-245-4277

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
ONG0ING Hutchins Street Square 209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com • Feb 13: In the Mood DECEMBER 2 15th Annual Parade of Lights Downtown Lodi, 6:15pm, 209-369-8052, www.downtownlodi.com DECEMBER 2 Hospice of San Joaquin Tree of Lights Lodi City Hall, Lodi, 5:30pm, www.hospicesj.org, 209-922-0242 DECEMBER 4, 11 Downtown Winterfest School Street, Downtown Lodi, 12pm www.downtownlodi.com, 209-366-8052 DECEMBER 4-5 19th Annual Festival of Trees San Joaquin County, Lodi, 10am-4pm www.sanjoaquinhistory.org, 209-331-2055 DECEMBER 8 Jim Martinez Trio’s Charlie Brown Christmas Wine & Roses Hotel & Restaurant, Lodi, www.winerose.com, 209-371-6117

CALAVERAS COUNTY
SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH Wines of the World Education Tastings Murphys Hotel, Murphys, No reservations required, everyone welcome! 5:30pm, $15, 209-736-2949 ONGOING Live Music at Cedar Center Arnold, 209-588-0999 DECEMBER 4 Irish Family Vineyards Holiday Celebration Vallecito, 7-9pm, RSVP, 209-736-1299 DECEMBER 4 Valley Springs Parade & Craft Fair Vets Hall, Valley Springs, 9am-1pm, 209-772-3681 DECEMBER 4 Calaveras Wineries Holiday Open House Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, 209-728-9467 DECEMBER 4 Holiday Open House Chatom Vineyards, Douglas Flat, 5-8pm www.chatomvineyards.com, 209-736-6500

SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS
ONGOING Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown, 209-984-3953, www.railtown1897.org • Dec 18-19: Santa Express DECEMBER 4 Festival of Lights Parade Downtown Auburn, 5:30-8pm, 916-885-5616 DECEMBER 13-14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24-25 The Bracebridge Dinner The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park, www.yosemitepark.com, 801-559-4884

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Prominent Photographer’s Compelling New Exhibit at Mumm Napa Valley
Finding grace in every step that we take is the theme of Yesterday and Today, Mumm Napa Valley Winery’s powerful new fine art photography exhibit, which celebrates the changing faces of people over time, as captured by acclaimed portrait photographer Art Rogers. This exhibit will be on view through March 13 in the winery’s popular Fine Art Photography Gallery. With its exhibits, Mumm Napa Valley has established a strong reputation over the years for its fine art photography. Comprised of more than 100 black-and-white, silver gelatin photographs, the exhibit honors the passage of time through the changing images of individuals over the course of 30 years in the same location. The earliest photograph was taken in 1975, the most recent in 2010. The photographs highlight the poignancy and profound beauty evident in the passing of generations. At Rogers’ suggestion, the exhibit emphasizes time as being measured in change much more than in passing years. One series for example showcases a couple both on their wedding day and after their first year of marriage, while another captures the changes in siblings as they travel from childhood to adulthood. “The idea behind these photographs is to see them and feel good about moving forward,” says Rogers. “I want to elevate the passage of time to a thing of elegance and honor.” Rogers, whose collected works have appeared in Life magazine and hung in both the International Center of Photography in New York as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has spent more than 40 years as a professional photographer. Yesterday and Today was born from a passion for photographing neighbors, friends and family in the small town of Point Reyes where Rogers has lived since 1971. “It’s thrilling to see a baby becoming a child and that child a young man or woman,” Rogers explains. “Some people see growing older as degeneration, I see regeneration.” Yesterday and Today is one of two fine art photography exhibits featured at Mumm Napa Valley Winery. A private collection of original signed Ansel Adams photographs, currently on loan from the Ansel Adams family, also hangs in the winery’s Private Collection Gallery year-round. Visitors may sample sparkling wine while soaking in the beauty of the art or the winery’s surrounding landscape – scenic vineyards which are best enjoyed from a table on winery’s tasting patio. Mumm Napa Valley is one of California’s premier sparkling wine producers. The winery and visitors’ center is open daily for tours, tastings and private events. Visitors’ center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mumm Napa Valley Winery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. For additional information on the exhibits or the winery, call (707) 967-7700 or go to the website at www.mummnapa.com. For additional information on the Yesterday and Today photographs, email artrogers@mindspring.com.

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Arger-Martucci Vineyards
by Diana Greenwood
As winter’s chill approaches, the hills green with recent rains and the smell of wood smoke in the air, warm your spirits with a visit to Arger-Martucci, a cozy spot in the Napa Valley. From the quiet country lane to the intimate tasting room tucked on the south side of the property where a casual patio nestles in the vineyards, you’ll find this family winery a lovely place for sipping wine on a lazy afternoon. Everyone at Arger-Martucci affectionately calls the tasting room the “kitchen counter” and that’s how it feels here, easy and informal. Expect a warm welcome in this dogfriendly place, someone to answer all those questions you’ve wanted to ask, and a breathtaking view of purple mountains and golden vines. The family vision of “Napa Valley the way it used to be” has held true since the opening of Arger-Martucci in 1999 and the wines are consistently good. As the holidays approach and you plan your family celebrations, there are two award-winning, delicious winter reds you’ll want for your table. Beautiful with smoked turkey or roast, drawing out the earthy flavors of mushrooms and stuffing, the Arger-Martucci 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon exudes leathery and plum overtones in the bouquet with layers of deep, luscious fruit that expand, teasing the palate with nuances of chocolate and cinnamon. Maybe it’s that hint of cinnamon that makes it such a special winter wine. There’s a playful 5% splash of Merlot added to this vintage, called “the best yet” by ArgerMartucci staff. Solid in structure with a full mouth feel, this wine is also friendly and approachable. The 2005 Cabernet was rated 93 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine so you know it will be a hit with family and friends this season. The winery founders know a thing or two about family gatherings over a good meal. Fast friends for many years, the partnership of Rich and Carol Martucci and Julie and Kosta Arger combines a mutual passion for wine and food with the commitment to produce handcrafted wines of the finest quality, allowing science and the magic of nature to merge with little interference. Rich Martucci is the financial expert, a self-made man who came from a large, working class Italian family in the Bronx. He worked three jobs through college, finally landing in the banking industry in Nevada. There, Rich Martucci’s determination and ambition led to owning a successful chain of community banks and his down time was spent with family and his best friend, cardiologist, Kosta Arger. In long conversations over a few glasses of wine, a spark of an idea took hold and in 1998, Arger-Martucci Vineyards was born. Today, Kosta Arger is still a practicing cardiologist in Reno, Nevada, and also the winemaker for the winery. He learned the craft in the late sixties, working closely with Joe Heitz of Heitz Cellars, and began as a home winemaker with a special passion for Bordeaux varietals. Kosta can explain the many heart health benefits attributed to red wine but often says, “One should not raise a glass of wine just to extol its health benefits; rather, embrace good wine as that part of the meal which enhances the flavors and textures of good food, whether that food be ‘haute cuisine’ or simply a robust hamburger.” It makes sense, then, that the next winter wine to warm your tummy is food-friendly and one of the favorites at the winey. The 2005 Odyssey is 100% estate grown from Odyssey Vineyards, 1,350 feet above the valley floor on Atlas Peak. Rated 93 Points and a “Cellar Selection” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine this premium wine represents a consistent house style for Arger-Martucci Vineyards. Odyssey begins with 39% Cabernet Sauvignon selected from the French 337 clone planted on a single section of the vineyard. The remainder of the blend is composed of 31% Cabernet Franc, 28% Merlot, 1% Petite Verdot and 1% Syrah. While the characteristics of classic Napa Cabernet are present, no single varietal dominates. The result is an elegant feel in the mouth with nuances of cinnamon and black cherry on the palate. An age-worthy wine, the 2005 Odyssey is ready now for your holiday table, pairing especially

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well with duck. Check the website for a delectable-sounding recipe that will bring out the white pepper and chocolate flavors in this wine. Pull up a bar stool and join the family at the “kitchen counter” from 10-5 daily. You’ll probably meet the next generation, Anthony Arger and Vince Martucci, both personable and fun and always available to show you around. Definitely try the fabulous Cabernet Franc that has a splash each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to soften the edges, with robust fruit flavors that come forward when paired with barbequed or smoked turkey and for a bright starter wine this season, there’s a delightful dry, slightly sweet, Rosé Wander the property, lounge on the patio, sit by the pool or under the wisteria-covered pergola, pat the dog, and listen to the birds as they soar over the vineyards. You’ll want to return for a clever event that ArgerMartucci Vineyards has planned for Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 10-5. Featuring the designs of Katie Martucci (Vince’s wife) and other local ceramic, metal works, fine art and photography artists, the first annual “Wine, Sip and Jewelry Shop” promises to be a fun-filled day. Sip wine and do all your holiday shopping in one place. The free event is open to the public (RSVP appreciated). You’ll also enjoy special discounts on Arger-Martucci wines. Take a ride north on Highway 29 to St. Helena and turn west on Inglewood Avenue. The winery is on the left at 1455 Inglewood. Follow the signs to the “kitchen counter” where someone friendly will be waiting for you. Visit www.argermartucci.com or call (707) 963-4334 for group reservations, the full portfolio and additional information.

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Perfect Pairs
Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay Perfectly Paired with Salmon Cakes with Saffron Aioli
Salmon falls into the category of fish that fits somewhere between delicate and full-bodied. It is not as light as a flounder or trout and not quite as meaty as swordfish or tuna. So it is fitting that this recipe for Salmon Cakes with Saffron Aioli is paired with a wine that is not as light-bodied as Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc nor as full-bodied as Pinot Gris, Marsanne or a even a fully round Chardonnay that has completed a secondary fermentation called malolactic fermentation. The 2008 Grgich HIlls Estate Chardonnay grown at the southern tip of Napa Valley fits the bill perfectly. It gives this dish succulent tropical fruit aromas and flavors that balance the body and weight of the salmon while featuring a crisp acid backbone that cuts through the creamy texture of the aioli. The 2008 vintage was drier than normal for Napa Valley and a mostly cool growing season. What's more, the Grgich Hills Chardonnay vineyards take advantage of their vicinity near San Pablo Bay with its cool maritime breezes and fog that help the grapes maintain a noticeable level of acidity that adds crispness on the palate. The result is a lively, aromatic wine that handles the dish's elegant mix of herbs, spices and mouthfilling combination of grilled salmon and mashed potato patties baked to golden brown. With 14.5% alcohol and French oak fermentation and aging, the Grgich Hills Chardonnay is balanced and versatile. It could be from its grapes having grown in certified organic and Biodynamic vineyards or from the fact that the Grgich Hills style of winemaking has demonstrated a world class consistency since its beginnings in 1977. Founder Miljenko “Mike” Grgich first gained international recognition at the celebrated “Paris Tasting” of 1976 when his 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay was preferred over Burgundy's best. Today, the Grgich Hills brand is also known for its other fine wines such as Fume Blanc, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Grgich Hills Estate tasting room is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., located in the heart of Napa Valley on Highway 29 just north of Rutherford. Tours are also available by appointment only at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and conclude with a wine tasting. Cost is $25 per person. Special arrangements for private wine and cheese pairings, vineyard tours, winery lunches and more are also available. For tour reservations or additional information, email info@grgich.com or call 1-800532-3057. For more information, go to www.grgich.com.

BY LEN NAPOLITANO

SALMON CAKES
WITH SAFFRON AIOLI
Serves 6 For the Fish: • 2 pounds salmon, cut into steaks for grilling • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence • Salt and pepper to taste For the Cakes: • 2 potatoes, baked, mashed • 1 cup mayonnaise, plus ½ cup • 1/2 red onion, small dice • 6 ounces roasted red peppers, small dice • 3 eggs • 3 ounces capers, chopped • ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped • 2 pounds cooked salmon • 3 ounces panko bread crumbs • Salt and pepper to taste • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced • Pinch saffron threads Brush the salmon with the oil, herbes de Provence and season with salt and pepper. Grill on both sides a few minutes to create a cross hatch pattern. Finish salmon in a preheated 375° F. oven until just done, about 5 minutes. Cool. Remove any gray fatty parts from the skin side and flake. Cool. Bake the potatoes in the microwave on high for 5 minutes or until cooked. Cool. Peel and mash with the mayonnaise. Add the remaining ingredients to the potato mix, adding the salmon last. Mix gently so that the salmon does not break-up too finely. Use a scoop to make 3-4 ounce balls. Roll the balls in the panko and flatten to form patties. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium high heat and sear the patties about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Bake the cakes in the oven for 5 minutes or until they have risen slightly. Make the aioli by mixing together the remaining half cup of mayonnaise with the garlic and saffron. Serve at once. Recipe and photo by Todd Muir and Wine Country Chefs.

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ZAP Celebrates 20 Years of Zinspiration
The World’s Largest Zinfandel Wine Festival takes place January 27-29
The 20th Annual Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Wine Festival will take place January 27-29, 2011, in San Francisco. This annual celebration of America’s Heritage Wine will make a major splash with wine lovers worldwide. The 20th Anniversary ZAP Festival consists of four events in three days, showcasing approximately 250 wineries, pouring their barrel samples and new releases, together with educational seminars, culinary demonstrations and decadent food pairings. The ZAP Festival is the most comprehensive showing of Zinfandel wines in the world. Dine with the winemakers and vintners who craft the remarkable wines presented at this opulent benefit auction and gourmet dinner high atop San Francisco. Cost: $225 includes membership • Saturday, January 29, 2011: “Grand Zinfandel Tasting & Silent Auction” Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 2 to 5 p.m. public tasting. More than 250 wineries showcase their latest releases, barrel tastings, blends and rare collections of Zinfandel. A selection of artisanal cheese and nibbles will be included. All attendees receive a commemorative wine glass. Cost: $70/$60 members (includes one hour early admission ZAP supports research and scholarships, and this year will inaugurate a new beneficiary: The American Heart Association/Stroke Association. Tickets are now on sale! Visit Zinfandel.org for tickets and event details. Become a ZAP member ($44) and enjoy exclusive benefits and member savings! Winegrowers, winemakers and wine enthusiasts combine to form the membership. The common focus is the preservation and recognition of Zinfandel as America’s heritage wine. ZAP’s membership includes approximately 275 winery-members, 4,000 advocate members and 100 associate members. For more information, visit the website at Zinfandel.org, or at become a fan: facebook.com/zinfandel.

Main Festival Events:
• Thursday, January 27, 2011: “Good Eats and Zinfandel Pairing,” Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 6 to 9 p.m. Foodies rejoice! Enjoy delectable pairings from 50 restaurants and 50 wineries. Cost: $140 public/$100 members • Friday January 28, 2011: “Flights! Stories From The Vineyard” Zinspiration Series. This event includes a rare guided tasting of Zinfandel flights. The Westin St. Francis Hotel, Union Square, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $65 public/$40 members • Friday January 28, 2011: “Evening with the Winemakers,” Westin St. Francis Hotel, Union Square, 5 to 10 p.m.

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John, Jim (father), Jeff and Peter Prager

PRAGER
WINERY & PORT WORKS
by Charles Neave
I have been dropping by St. Helena’s Prager Winery and Port Works for close to two decades. It is not a spot I would ever call undiscovered – far too many people are loyal and ardent fans to put it in that category – but every time I visit I feel like I am making a new discovery – a very welcome, very charming and very tasty one. The winery and tasting room is on a small lane off the west side of Main Street. When you walk down the path, enter the two story wooden winery, you enter a world that’s quirky, fun, certainly unique and beyond a doubt, delicious. All of the things Jim Prager and his wife Imogene wanted when they opened the doors in 1979. In the tasting room, down a passage way and past the barrel cellar, an international collection of donated paper currency covers the ceiling (that you can easily imagine) and the spider window (which, trust me, you cannot) the word “hurried” does not exist. It has been described more than once as feeling like a clubhouse, one where membership is open to all. The chances are pretty much a hundred percent that a Prager or a Prager by marriage will be the person that pours and informs. The charming, storytelling and irascible patriarch Jim and wife Imogene, perhaps, or maybe general manager Jeff, Peter (the winemaker), John, Mary, Katie and assistant winemaker Richard. As someone once said, you can’t turn around without running into somebody that is family. It is another thing that makes it such a warm experience. The choices poured are varied. There is the signature, gold medal winning Royal Escort Port made from Napa Valley Petite Sirah, while Aria is their rare white Port crafted from Chardonnay and full of hazelnut and apple notes. The Noble Companion is made from Cabernet Sauvignon and aged for years to achieve that Tawny color. Tomas is made from traditional Portuguese varietals – Touriga, Tinta Cao and Tinta Roriz – which the family grows in Calistoga, about ten miles to the north. To finish, Sweet Claire is a traditional dessert wine. If you ask Peter Prager, the key to his family’s Port making style is harvesting grapes with the optimal balance of acids and sugar and acids, which gives them a Port that is not too sweet and allows the bright fruit flavors to shine. All together they produce less than 4,000 cases annually. In addition to Port they also offer a Port Chocolate Drizzle, which combines two of the world’s most delicious flavors. And then there are Imogene’s candied walnuts, another perfect pairing with Port. Safe to say, in a county full of traditions, what Jim and Imogene have crafted and created is in a category all its own – both the experience when you visit, and in the delicious bottled offerings they make and pour. The tasting room at Prager Winery and Port Works is located at 1281 Lewelling Lane, south of St. Helena. They are open daily from 10:30 a.m. (11 on Sunday) until 4:30 p.m. To make an appointment or directions, call 1800-969-7678 or go to www.pragerport.com.

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Annual Bottle Signing at Louis M. Martini Winery
You are invited to join Louis M. Martini Winery and third-generation Winemaker, Michael Martini on Saturday, December 4th from noon to 4 p.m., for the Annual Bottle signing and winter wine release party. Guests will enjoy a wine tasting flight of new releases while shopping for holiday wines and mingling with Michael Martini, who will be on-hand to sign bottles, discuss the 2010 harvest, and meet Founder’s Club Michael Martini Members and Napa Neighbors. Michael has been leading the team at Louis M. Martini since 1977. The winery was founded by his grand-father at the end of Prohibition in 1933 and has been crafting rich, distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon for over 75 years. The event will take place in the atmospheric candlelit Underground Cellar which is part of the original winery building. Visitors will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres from local purveyor Sunshine Foods Market, as well as Louis M. Martini’s signature treat – three-year aged San Daniele prosciutto, finely sliced to order on a traditional Italian machine, and wrapped around bread-sticks. This will also be the first opportunity for guests to sample and purchase the 2008 No. 254 Petite Sirah, 2007 Gnarly Vine Zinfandel and 2006 Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition, we will be celebrating the release of the much sought-after 2006 Petite Sirah Port, the perfect way to finish a celebratory holiday meal. This special event is complementary to Louis M. Martini Wine club members and three guests. Napa Neighbors who visit for the special December 4th Napa Neighbor Day are also invited to enjoy this special event at no charge (with proof of address), and can bring along a friend to join in the holiday fun! General admission for the Bottle Signing and tasting is $30 per person. This bottle signing and wine release event is perfect way to start preparing for the holidays, as there will be case specials and limited release wines available for purchase, and Michael will be able to personalize gift wine, on the spot. Louis Martini Winery is located at 254 South St. Helena Highway. St Helena. For information, call (707) 968-3361 or go to www.louismartini.com Napa Neighbor Day, is a Valley-wide event sponsored by the Napa Valley Vintners and will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010. The NVV’s Napa Neighbor program encourages Napa County residents to shop and drink local by offering resident-only special tours, tastings or discounts at participating member wineries. On Saturday, December 4th, participating wineries will offer a special holiday season Napa Neighbor discounts and promotions. Visit www.napavintners.com/programs for more details.

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Dutcher Crossing Winery – As Good as it Gets
by Frances Rivetti
If visions of romping through rows of laden grape vines in one of Northern Sonoma County’s most spectacular vineyard properties appeal as a pleasant way to spend your days, ask four-year-old rescued Golden Lab, Dutchess and she’ll bring you a bone or a teddy bear, or some favored affirmation that life at Dry Creek’s Dutcher Crossing Winery is about as good as it gets for a dog and her two legged friends. Proprietor, Debra Mathy welcomes visitors to the stunning surrounds of Dutcher Crossing, with sidekick and confidante, Dutchess ever by her side. “She runs through the vineyard by the side of my two wheeled Segway,” says Mathy, who purchased the small-lot, specialty-production winery in the spring of 2007, following a pledge made with her late father to follow her passion. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Mathy left a career in education and her home in a bustling, Colorado college town for the realization of her rustic dream to live and work as a hands-on winery owner. Determined to live this vision to the full, the businessminded Mathy diligently completed wine

and viticulture courses at U. C. Davis, before selecting fledgling Dutcher Crossing from dozens of contenders. All wines crafted are Proprietor’s Reserves and vineyard designates, artfully blended from pedigree fruits sourced from the Dry Creek property and elsewhere on the region’s carefully sourced valley floor and hillside terrains.

“Our winemaker, Kerry Damskey believes that he is the shepherd of the fruit,” said Mathy, who maintains a winning philosophy that every direct-to-consumer vintage is deserving of the same meticulous attention. Dutcher Crossing Matriarch enjoys close working relationships with her staff, winemaker and growers, considering them as part of her winery “family.” Wine Club members are known to fly in from around the country for special, seasonal members-only events and the rare opportunity to meet, taste with and talk with individual growers. “My mother bakes 300 cookies for our unique member gatherings,” said Mathy. Limited edition charitable fundraising Tribute Wines are made each year in honor of her Dad, Charles F Mathy, . whose guiding principles led her to the purchase of Dutcher Crossing. A gleaming, handmade replica of an original Penny Farthing bicycle given to Mathy by her father greets visitors to a stylish tasting room with it’s soft, wide, plank wood floors, high backed chairs and breathtaking views of the vineyards and hillside backdrop of Dry Creek Valley. An athlete, avid cyclist and lover of anything with wheels, Mathy’s life affirming, artisan sensibilities are evident throughout the estate.

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One hundred percent of the winery’s power needs are met by solar panels in the vineyard. Mathy strives to maintain affordability with her wines and is content in the knowledge that Dutcher Crossing remains more of a ‘hidden gem’ than a mass production facility. “We don’t nationally distribute, you can’t do that with hands-on winemaking,” she said. Wines such as Dutcher Crossing Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon range in price from $29, with the highest priced wine at the $49 price point and selling right out of the tasting room. “We make four wonderfully different Zins,” said Mathy, “and though this is Zin country, we are also known for our Cab/Syrah blends.” Awarded Best Zinfandel Portfolio in a 2010 Best of Sonoma, Napa, Marin Reader Poll, Dutcher Crossing Wines have swept the board of Gold Medals in many of the

region’s most prestigious wine competitions. Mathy (and Dutchess) confer on the immeasurable merits of Dutcher Crossing’s 2009 Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc. Dutcher Crossing wines are extremely food-friendly. Mathy and Damskey love to eat and celebrate the seasons: “All of our wines match well with holiday foods, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay with crab, Pinots and Cabs with standing rib roasts and hearty stews,” she said. Dutcher Creek’s Tasting Room is open seven days a week from 11 am to 5pm, except holidays and is located on Dry Creek Road, north west from Healdsburg. Dutcher Crossing Winery is located at 8533 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. For more information, visit the website at www.dutchercrossingwinery.com or call 1-866-431-2711.

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A Hanukkah Hootenanny at Judd’s Hill Winery
by Charles Neave
Coming December 5, from noon until 3 p.m., back by popular demand, is their Judd’s Hill’s Fifth Annual Hanukkah Hootenanny at the winery. It will be a benefit for Childrens Health Initiative Napa County, a non-profit organization that ensures that every child is given equal access to health care. “We’ll have entertainment by Meshugga Beach Party who play traditional Jewish folk songs in an instrumental ‘surf music’ style and a latke bar unlike any other and Napa Valley masters of BBQ Pat Burke and Brian Whitmer will be showing off some new treats!” To spread the holiday cheer there will also be another charitable aspect: guests who bring an unwrapped (in the box) toy with a value of $10 or more, five cans of non-perishable food or one or more pairs of lightly worn shoes to donate will receive a certificate to return to the winery for a free tour and tasting in the future. Wine club members who bring a holiday gift of this type will receive a special surprise gift. Judd’s Hill Winery – now entering it’s 21st year – is barely a mile from downtown Napa, and it’s there that Judd Finkelstein and his wife Holly, both well-respected veterans of the wine business in the Napa Valley, craft their wines, many of them in small lots and sold only at the winery. They range from an intriguing rosé (when available) all the way through a selection of Zinfandel, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah, their famous Cabernet Sauvignon and the Founder’s Art Reserve Cab (only 144 cases made). The tasting room at Judd’s Hill is open daily, and by appointment only, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (last tasting is around 3 p.m.) They’re located at 2332 Silverado Trail in Napa. To make an appointment, call (707) 255-2332 or log on to www.juddshill.com.

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LAMP LIGHTER INN Tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, you will discover a charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset House Suites. These bed and breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935. (831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.com VAGABOND’S INN Vagabond's House Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the midst of Carmel's finest restaurants, unique shops and well-known art galleries and blocks away from Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn. (831) 624-7738 www.vagabondshouseinn.com LONE OAK LODGE Voted Monterey Peninsula Travel Planner Best Value. Within minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey Harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. Rooms available with kitchenettes. 1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com

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LEDSON HOTEL Luxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated rooms with king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies. Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779 480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com
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Winemaker Profile: Raymond Vineyards & Cellar

Stephanie Putnam
“Improving What Is Already There”

by Josh Stein
Stephanie Putnam is the Director of Winemaking at Raymond Vineyards and Cellar, where she has oversight over all facets of the winemaking and significant input into vineyard care and replanting strategies as this renowned Napa winery undergoes a renewal after having been recently acquired by Boisset Family Estates. Stephanie’s decade-plus career is one of contemporizing the winemaking styles for well-known and wellregarded wineries in the Napa Valley, including Far Niente and Hess Collection. Her appointment as Director of Winemaking at Raymond continues the trajectory of her career to date, having been hired with the expressed goal “to make every grape farmed on our estate vineyards in Rutherford and St. Helena be worthy of Generations.” Her philosophy as a winemaker is a discreet approach, with as little alteration as possible to what has come from the vineyards, which allows for a balancing of the components in the wine: “I have a minimalist

philosophy. The best wine starts in the vineyard, not in the winery. Everything that I do in the winery is to support and lift the fruit, not hide it or overwhelm it.” Stephanie’s business practices mirror that of philosophy as a winemaker; she pointedly acknowledges that “when you have the support of the team, amazing things can happen.” This impressive sense of balance in wine and people is why she was selected to head the regeneration of Raymond’s wines. The wines she loves to make are those she grew up with, those which are bigger but balanced: “My parents were wine and food aficionados long before it became popular, so I was able to drink wine at a young age with dinner if I wanted. Cabernet and Chardonnay were my first wines, and I’ve always loved them.” Her goal every day since becoming a winemaker has been to try to put that same experience into the wines she produces. As with most winemakers, it really is others’ enjoyment of the wines which matters most to her. As she says, “Every glass of wine is a reflection of myself and our team. I put my heart and soul into every wine produced and

take it very personally if people enjoy or don’t enjoy the wine. I want people to love the wine as much as I loved making it.” And that really is the essence of what Stephanie Putnam is doing for Raymond Vineyards and Cellar. She says it best when she recognizes that the current transformation is simply amplifying what the vineyard and winery have been doing for forty years, that her role is to see where improvement can be made without disturbing what is already working well. With Raymond’s vineyards and wines, she avows that the key to success is to “look at the little nuances, the details of what makes a great wine, and by understanding how everything inter-relates, see how best to simply improve what is already there.” If early signs are indications of success, Raymond Vineyards and Cellar is well on its way to successful transformation under Stephanie Putnam’s careful and knowledgeable guidance. Bravo! Raymond Vineyards and Cellar is located at 849 Zinfandel Lane (on the south side of town, visible from Highway 29), St. Helena. Check the web at RaymondVineyards.com.

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must follow. Since Liz Vezer is a talented chef and entertaining “small tribes” is a regular ritual for Frank and Liz, no paired food and wine menu would be complete without white wine. Enter more award-winning wine from Vezer Family Vineyard fruit from their Verdelho and Sauvignon Blanc. Fiery Frank did not stop at phenomenal red and white wines for the dinner table, welcome new family member – Franci Black Muscat (Franci is one of their daughters) and the perfect dessert wine to finish the culinary talents of Liz Vezer, or the chef in your home! Vezer Family Vineyards is open daily for tastings without appointment. Enjoy the manicured gardens of the Blue Victorian at 5071 Suisun Valley Road or visit their Barista Café & Tasting Room at the historic home of the Pony Express at 2522 Mankas Corner Road. Vezer Family Estate welcomes reservations for escorted ATV Vineyards tours. The “trio” of beautiful wineries welcomes groups from 20 to 300 for concerts, elegant fundraiser dinners, casual barbecues and memorable weddings. To plan some time with this feisty family visit www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com or call 1-888-823-VINE (8563) or email: info@vezerfamilyvineyard.com . Bonus for the month of December: Purchase one case of Vezer Family Vineyard red wine and receive ‘Dinner for Two’ at Vintage Caffe, located at Vezer’s own Pony Express Village, Mankas Corner, Suisun Valley: $60 value. Coupon must be redeemed by December 31, 2010.
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Think you are a red wine lover, really … you might be intimidated by Petite Sirah, a noble grape. Often used to blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, only the heartiest of red wine aficionados will appreciate this adventurous and bold varietal. If you were to compare to a woman, think sassy redhead. If you were to compare to a man, think Pirate “a la Johnny Depp.” A long and quiet history of grape growing in Suisun Valley records this grape as the oldest of the original vineyards planted. Suisun Valley has perfect soil and micro-climate thereby enabling Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel vines to develop the choicest grapes. Enter Frank Vezer, a pioneer who decided, along with his wife Liz, to move their international mining businesses to Suisun Valley some 25 years ago to raise their family aside their vineyards. This fiery son of Hungarian emigrants has just the adventurous and bold personality to match the art of harvesting the Petite Sirah and creating awardwinning wine from it! Along with the Petite Sirah, Vezer Family Vineyard offers some equally big red varietal selections of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Zinfandel has garnered a variety of gold, silver and bronze medals when presented at Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco and BTI Worldwide Competitions. Like children, it is hard to have a “favorite,” but one wine is truly a Vezer Family heart-throb – the La Salette. This blend offers the best of Suisun Valley grapes, combining Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. The nose, first is teased with aromas of ripe cherry, toasted oak, ripe plum and a hint of sweetness. The taste is rich and bold with lingering presence on the palate followed by a lively fruit finish. “La Salette” is loosely translated from Portuguese and imparts “never ending love.” Rest assured where there is fabulous red wine, dazzling white wines

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Gifts for Everyone On Your List at Premium Outlet Centers
With the economy on everyone’s mind lately, saving money has never been more important. Thankfully, the Premium Outlet Centers® in Gilroy, Napa, Petaluma and Vacaville are geared up for the approaching holiday season with bargains for everyone on your gift list. Stores like Calvin Klein, Ann Taylor and Esprit feature all the latest styles, while offering prices that make shopping a pleasure. For the younger members of your family, Rave, PacSun and Juicy Couture take the guess work out of buying for finicky teenagers. There's even outlets from designers such as Burberry, Coach and Gucci for the most discriminating shoppers. Do you have a sports and outdoor enthusiast in your midst? The Premium Outlet Centers in Northern California are home to fantastic sportswear shops including Adidas, Quiksilver, Nike and Nautica, just to name a few.

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Old romantic stone winery? Check. Designer labels? Check. Fine art? Yep. Awardwinning wines? Delicious food? Absolutely! Head no further than V Marketplace – a destination gem at the heart of historic Yountville in Napa Valley. V Marketplace is a unique collection of contemporary shops, superb galleries and, of course, world-class wine boutiques that even the most traveled-of-tourists and local-of-locals will enjoy. Set in the old Groezinger Winery, (circa 1870 and listed on the United States Registry of Historic Places), it has been restored so that the time-worn bricks, cobblestones and exposed wood architecture of one of Napa’s oldest wineries stylishly houses some of the best places to find Napa Valley winemakers, artisans, designers and chefs. V Marketplace is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (except restaurants and winebars) and is located at 6525 Washington Street in Yountville, Napa Valley. Exit Veterans

Home Exit from CA Highway 29. Visit www.vmarketplace.com or call (707) 944-2451 for more details.

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One of the CUTEST children’s clothing store in all Napa Valley. Lemondrops has something for every one of your favorite youngsters in all ages and sizes – from girly-girls to little cowboys, ballerinas and sport fans, plus a wonderful selection of unique toys and gifts.

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The Hess Collection Art Catalogs Just Released
The new Hess Art Collection catalogs have arrived. With 370 pages and 336 color photographs, the first comprehensive catalog in 20 years has been worth the wait. Since the release of the first book in 1989, the collection grew from 250 pieces to more than 1,000. This up-to-date hardcover book presents the international scope of the Hess Art Collection’s works including concise statements by each of its 52 artists, and introductions by Donald Hess and Curator, Myrtha Steiner. The Hess Art Collection catalog is available in hardback for $75. For Donald M. Hess, collecting art is not simply about compiling objects, it is a practice urged by a deep conviction that artists are the subconscious voice of our collective mind. It is from this passion that Hess continued to collect art and learn from artists over the past 40 years. To purchase, visit the website at www.hesscollection.com or call (707) 255-1144

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

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

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

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Tasting Room of the Week:

FREEMARK ABBEY
by Michelle J. Baker
Here’s a great piece of wine country trivia: which current Napa Valley winery had one of California’s first women winemakers? It’s amazing to consider that in 1886 (1886!) a pioneering woman, Josephine Tychson, was not only the winemaker but also the owner of Tychson Cellars, what is now Freemark Abbey. Freemark Abbey is a winery steeped in the great history of Napa Valley, starting with the wonderful story of Tychson, who suddenly lost her husband John when the winery had still not been built, the vineyards were not completely planted, and she had two young children to raise. In spite of the hardship, she built a redwood winery building, completed planting the vineyards, learned about viticulture and winemaking and released her first wine in 1886. When you visit Freemark Abbey you’ll have a chance to drink in the winery’s rich history as well as some beautifully-crafted libations. Ted Edwards has been the winemaker at Freemark Abbey for nearly 30 years, an impressive tenure for Napa Valley. Edwards style is unabashedly California, with lovely, forward fruit and remarkable balance – his signature on the Freemark Abbey wines. The engaging staff at the winery have mixed and matched the wines into two distinct tastings: a classic tasting of any four wines on the classic list (many of which are only available at the winery), and a Cabernet Sauvignon Comparison Tasting. The comparison tasting, perfect for Cab lovers out shopping for memorable examples of the varietal, includes both single vineyard Cabs – Sycamore and Bosché – and one from the winery’s vast library. Visitors can also opt for an appointment-only Wine & Cheese Pairing, or just stop by for a glass of wine to enjoy out on the tasting room’s back patio. Freemark Abbey is best known for its Cabernet Bosché, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Bosché Vineyard, located in the heart of the Rutherford Bench. To honor the legacy of Josephine Tychson, the winery has introduced “Josephine”, a Bordeaux-style blend primarily composed of Cabernet Sauvignon that makes a great complement to the Cabernet Bosche in any cellar. Freemark Abbey also has a marvelous wine for dessert wine lovers, the 2008 Edelwein Gold Late Harvest Riesling. The winery only produces this wine in vintages where botrytis (“noble rot”) sets in naturally, with this vintage the first since 2000 and just the 12th since they first made it in 1973. Next year marks Freemark Abbey’s 125th anniversary, and there are all kinds of plans to celebrate what Josephine Tychson got started in 1886. Visit Freemark Abbey at 3022 St. Helena Highway North, just less than two miles north of downtown St. Helena. The tasting room is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.

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Whispers and Dreams at RASgalleries
RASgalleries, Yountville’s prestigious art glass and original fine art gallery, located at 6540 Washington Street, has once again discovered magnificence in the work of emerging glass artist, Terri Albanese. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday by appointment. RASgalleries was established over 20 years ago and represents several hundred established American artists with a focus on dynamic and unique contemporary and traditional art glass. The luscious textured glass paintings of Terri Albanese are alive with movement and color, snapshots of beauty intended to evoke emotion and encourage admiration for the wonder that surrounds us. Sometimes beauty sneaks up on a person, a streak of vermillion across indigo sky, the gentle unfolding of tulips, sunlight dancing on a bubbling brook. Terri sees a dream, a story, a heart, in an American Legion poppy, its petals ruffled by a breeze. A calla lily speaks to her as it stands straight and bold and confident. A raindrop is a mirror for the sun. These are the wonders of nature that whisper to Terri Albanese as she creates her work. “Painting in glass is my way of sharing the splendor I experience in the world,” said Terri. “I am driven by the desire to present light against the darkness in life and I always feel blessed with spiritual guidance.” An illustrator and designer for years, Terri searched for a medium that would allow her to express her desire to communicate the whispers and dreams
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of the world in a fresh and exciting style that was truly unique. During a trip to Italy she was drawn to mosaic signage found on boutiques and buildings, fascinated by the precision and meticulous setting of tiles in the classical Italian method, the compositions in a myriad of colors, the balance of new against ancient. She noticed the use of “smalti,” strategically placed gold pieces that reflected light and stopped the eye. After returning to the United States, Terri studied the classical setting of mosaics at Miami Mosaic Academy where she worked closely with an Italian-trained mosaic master and experimented with handcrafted glass strips instead of tiles. She discarded the idea of grout which she felt interrupted the flow of a piece and instead cut long strips using primitive tools, butt-joining them one by one on the diagonal, as if each piece of glass were a brushstroke. Today, her style is bold and inspiring, the process painstaking but rewarding to Terri. She still experiments constantly, reaching to capture the essence of a floral-inspired piece, striving for a “burst of energy” or a spontaneous “live in the moment” mood. Each painting is a snapshot in time to treasure. Terri’s glass “palette” includes a variety of handcrafted glass, taking advantage of the unique color variations, textural waves and striations, random bubbles and other natural effects that contribute to the movement of each painting, adding depth, highlights, shadows, and dramatic contrast. She often inserts accent pieces, tiny

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surprises in gold or millefiori, quartz, stringers and smalti to move the eye, stop the eye, and provide additional depth and texture. “The pieces are designed to be viewed from a distance and slowly pull you in,” said Terri. “I’m always thrilled when people gently glide their fingertips over my work. Every instinct tells them not to, but they are compelled to touch.” RASgalleries owner, Ronda Schaer, invites you to touch Terri’s work. The collection is exclusive to the gallery and includes Giving Peace, a stunning 28” x 21” floral snapshot fluid in yellows and purples with hints of gold that sparkle and seem to wander, traveling across abstract petals as the light moves. The titles are sometimes inspired by passages from scripture and Terri’s 21” x 21” piece Open Your Heart is a bold poppy-red close-up that leaps and thumps and skips upon the wall. The Night is a Dream, an elegant 33” x 24.5” masterpiece depicting a calla lily in colors of pearlescent cream and white, golden brown and soft yellow, stands in glory, beckoning. RASgalleries is planning a show featuring the glass paintings of Terri Albanese in the spring of 2011. “I am delighted to represent Terri,” said Ronda. “Her work is fresh and exciting and each piece radiates passion. There is a lively energy in the work that stems from the personality of this artist and threads throughout each piece in the colors, the composition, and the astonishing details, illuminating each painting as if the sun shone only one place at a time.” RASgalleries, located at 6540 Washington Street in Yountville, Napa Valley, may be reached by callingBB(707) 944-9211. RASgalleries is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TU S LANE Calistoga N and Tuesday by appointment. You may also visit the website at www.rasgalleries.com L LINCO and on Facebook, look for RASgalleries Art Glass – Yountville.

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Celebrate in Healdsburg with a Restaurant Dine Around
Four Progressive Courses at the Very Best of Healdsburg’s Restaurants
The event that delivers incredible food and wine as part of a festive seasonal outing in one of California’s most popular wine country destinations is the Holidays in Healdsburg Strolling Dine Around. This annual dining experience features 16 local restaurants, all showcasing the best of wine country cuisine, in a four-course progressive dinner as part of Holidays in Healdsburg on December 8, 9, 15 and 16. All the restaurants are within walking distance of the historic town plaza and share a dedication to locally grown food – from their own organic gardens or from local niche suppliers. Style and price point range from the Bear Republic Brewing Company to Cyrus Restaurant. All the participating restaurants are known for delivering seriously delicious food locally or regionally sourced, often carefully cultivated in their own organic gardens, and prepared in innovative dishes. A portion of the event’s proceeds is donated to Healdsburg Shared Ministries Food Pantry. Informally, each restaurant competes to deliver the best in their category while displaying holiday ambiance, style and culinary talent. Two of this year’s first courses options include annual event participant favorites Sake’O’s martini prawns (served with the new wave roll and the Spanish fly additional starters) and Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar’s tuna tartar with coconut milk, cashews and jalapeño (served with flash-fried calamari, warm sourdough bread and blue arugula and endive salad with blue cheese, cherries and a truffle honey vinaigrette). The newest addition to the first course dine around restaurant’s line-up is spoonbar! The Merguez sausage with harissa and tomato dip, grilled Tunisian beef skewers with yogurt sauce and Calabrianstyle breaded shrimp have only a few places left once the previous Strolling Dine Around attendees were advance first pick. Two of the main course competitors are Relish Culinary Adventures’ pomegranate braised short ribs with cauliflower gratin and duck leg confit with green peppercorn brandy cream sauce and truffle-mashed potatoes. Another new addition to Healdsburg this year, and to the notable list of dine around participants, is Baci Café & Wine Bar, which will be offering a choice of tiramisu, pannacotta, pannacotta di espresso, chocolate decadence, gelato or sorbetto. Annual Dine Around favorite Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen’s traditional choice of six “scrumptious” winter desserts created and prepared by Pastry Chef Yulanda Santos is always is reserved quickly. Each restaurant can only accommodate a limited number of people, so food aficionados will want to download a copy of the brochure soon at www.healdsburg.com to view menus and select first choice requests for date, time and appetizers, first course, main dish and dessertdining options. The cost is $85 and optional wine pairing selections will be available for purchase at the restaurants. Participating restaurants are Affronti, A Divine Affair, Baci Café & Wine Bar, Barndiva, Bear Republic Brewing Company, Bistro Ralph, Café Gratitude, Cyrus Restaurant, Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, spoonbar!, Ravenous Café & Lounge, Restaurant Charcuterie, Relish Culinary Adventures, Sake’O Japanese Restaurant, Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar and Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar. For reservation information, call (707) 479-7488 or visit www.healdsburg.com.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

BALLETTO VINEYARDS
by Frances Rivetti
Don’t let the unpretentious, unpaved driveway leading to Balletto Vineyard’s industrial-sized production facility deter you from an excellent cool climate wine tasting room encounter on sleepy Occidental Road, in the southwest area of the Russian River Valley. Some of Sonoma County’s most celebrated wines await your discovery in a palate-pleasing tasting experience that blows the roof off modest first impressions. Lack of ostentation is part and parcel of this former, utilitarian produce packing facility. A sip and a swirl of Balletto’s outstanding 2010 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Gold Medal winning, flagship Pinot Noir soon puts things into perspective for the savvy connoisseur. In fact, such is the prowess and stellar reputation of Balletto wines within the county, that a crowd of approximately 200 Harvest Fair wine judges and their guests chose the winery’s simple and spacious, trellised picnic terrace, an outdoor extension of its tasting room, as the venue for their grand 2010 post-judging feast. Standing at the tasting bar, visitors are served an interesting slice of the winery’s prolific history as one of the largest veggie production facilities in the region. More than two million cases of zucchini moved through the premises in its heyday. Original owners, the Balletto Family crushed the first grapes back in 2001 after the gradual conversion of substantial vegetable ranchland into vineyards. Balletto’s Tasting Room, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, has been open since 2006. Visitors can expect to pay a $5 tasting fee, waivable with a purchase. Taste a 2008 new release Pinot Gris, made from fruit planted on the family’s Burnside Road property. Balletto’s rich and full flavored 2007 Estate Chardonnay scooped gold medal and best of class in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Another SF Chronicle Wine Competition gold champion not to be missed is the winery’s 2006, full-bodied Syrah. Looking for affordable wines for the holiday table? A delicious, medium garnet red 2006 Zinfandel is on sale in the tasting room for just $14.70. Consulting winemaker Dan Cederquist’s 2007 Gewurztraminer completes the line-up of Balletto’s gold medal winners available to taste. The winery’s western edges border the Laguna de Santa Rosa, a vital wetland habitat and major tributary of the Russian River – home to numerous species of birds and animals. In cooperation with the family, Sonoma County’s Agriculture Preservation & Open Space District has preserved a portion of the Balletto Vineyard’s border land for those living in the area and visitors to enjoy. Future visions include a seasonal trail through the wetland habitat. Balletto Vineyards is located at 5700 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 568-2455 or visit the website at www.ballettovineyards.com.

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New Works by Artist Maeve Croghan at the Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room & Gallery
An exhibition of the new works by Northern California Expressionist Nature Painter Maeve Croghan is now on display at the Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room and Gallery in downtown Sonoma. Interpretations of natural landscapes and vineyard scenes are the dominant themes. The show will run from November 2nd through December 31st. The show is on view daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the public is invited to sip award-winning Charles Creek vintages while enjoying the colorful paintings. Maeve’s oil paintings are begun outdoors where she intensely observes the environment, becoming immersed in it as she paints. The works are finished in the studio from her memory and personal interpretation. Maeve has been the recipient of numerous prestigious juried awards and her works are in prominent collections all over the U.S. and Europe. Her paintings have also appeared in 4 editions of “Art of Northern California” and “American Art Collector” as well as the new juried art book “Studio Visit”. Specializing in high-quality Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of Dry Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Tempranillo from great vineyard sources – primarily in the Sonoma and Napa counties – Charles Creek Vineyard produces wines that are food friendly, fruit driven and easily paired with meals. The

winery tasting room is conveniently situated in a charming 1890s-era storefront on the historic Sonoma Plaza. The Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room and Gallery, open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is located at 483 First St. West, on the historic Plaza in downtown Sonoma. For more information, call (707) 935-3848 or email alan@charlescreek.com.

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Sonoma Enoteca Presents Wine Snap Cookies to Pair with Their Distinctive Boutique Wines
Sonoma Enoteca, on the historic Sonoma Plaza, has always presented wine from ten outstanding boutique wineries. When visitors choose their wines to enjoy, they are also able to pair those wines with delicious wine snap cookies from Napa Cookie Company. Award-winning wine country caterer Melissa Teaff has created two types of surprisingly sweet and spicy shortbread biscuits that are the perfect complement to wine, cheese and the good life. The white wine cookies are made with premium Sauvignon Blanc wine and the red wine cookies are made with premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Both cookies are designed to bring out the very best in the wines they are paired with at Sonoma Enoteca. The shortbread biscuits are made with hints of rich brown sugar and zingy black pepper. Teaff drew on her many years of experience working alongside noted vintners to launch the Napa Cookie Company. Each of her luscious offerings is handmade in small batches in Melissa’s kitchen using all-natural, preservative-free ingredients. Sonoma Enoteca managing partner Fred Favero explains, “Melissa has done a great job creating these unique wine cookies. We’re anxious to share them with our guests.” For example, the peppery red wine cookies are a perfect match for Favero’s Sonoma Valley Estate Sangiovese with its white pepper notes and rich, ripe fruit. In addition to tasting the cookies with their wines, visitors will be able to purchase the cookies for $7 per box. Sonoma Enoteca features more than twenty wines from its ten boutique wineries on its daily tasting menu. Guests can choose to taste any six wines for just $5. The wineries represented include Favero Vineyards, Seabiscuit Ranch, Brutocao Cellars, Manzanita Creek, Compass/Il Cuore, Solitude, Dreyer Sonoma, Madrone Ridge, Trios Wines from B. Wise Vineyards, Grieve and The Rose Group. The Mediterranean-style tasting room bar is surrounded by fine furnishings, wine accessories, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, art, glassware, books and Sonoma souvenir aprons and t-shirts. Located on the southeast corner of Sonoma Plaza at 35 East Napa Street and is open Wednesday through Monday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. Call (707) 935-1200 or visit Sonoma-enoteca.com.

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Feast of the Olive
Blessing of the Olives

Martini Madness

Olive Season in Sonoma Valley
Three Festive Months of Olive-Inspired Activities
This Holiday Season, you don’t need snow to find a wonderland. A winter getaway to Sonoma Valley during the annual Olive Season will have you feeling as merry and bright as a yule log. Right now the Olive Season has lit up the Valley with a full calendar of events celebrating Sonoma’s savory green fruit. Enjoy everything from food and wine pairings to culinary classes and olive-themed spa treatments to signature events such as the joyous Blessing of the Olives, the unforgettable Feast of the Olive and the wild Martini Madness. Whether you’re a seasoned local or a firsttime visitor, Sonoma Valley offers endless discovery. Find a new hiking trail. Attend a private barrel tasting or savor our world-class cuisine. Discover how Sonoma became the country’s first “slow” city – from our green ways of living to our charming central plaza and artisan food and wine culture. Sonoma Valley is home to a diverse array of real wine country experiences. Whether you’re enjoying a mountain-top tasting, a private seated tasting with a small-lot producer or even attending an educational seminar, you’ll find every Sonoma Valley experience is authentic and unique. Within Sonoma Valley’s scenic span, you’ll find more than 13,000 acres of vineyards and more than 40 premium wineries – from striking castles and garden chateaus to organic ranches and Mediterranean-style villas. The birthplace of the California wine industry, Sonoma Valley lays claim to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in the state. As early as 1825, Franciscan missionaries founded the first winery north of San Francisco on the Sonoma Mission grounds. Size doesn’t always matter, and some of Sonoma’s smallest, tucked-away tasting rooms are the most unforgettable, where you can sample cult favorites and brush elbows with the winemaker. Many wineries offer special tours, activities and wine and food pairings to help you fully enjoy the bounty of Sonoma Valley. Long a culinary destination, some of epicurean culture’s heaviest hitters have made their homes in Sonoma Valley, from genrecreating food writer M.F.K. Fisher to Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams, who opened up his first shop in Sonoma 51 years ago. Ig Vella, a legend in his own right, has been making world-class artisan cheeses at Sonoma’s Vella Cheese, since it was established in 1931. The Valley today serves up more than 35 dining choices, from artisan bakeries and cafés to classic fine dining at chef-owned restaurants, where the wine lists are as long as the Valley. There are plenty of ways to taste Sonoma’s food and wine experience. Try a restaurant with wine flights crafted around a fixed menu, or one of the tutorials frequently offered at a local culinary school. Wineries often serve up wine and food pairings; others host unforgettable winemaker dinners. With the Valley’s Mediterranean climate and fertile soil, most fruits and veggies at your restaurant table are grown within miles. Combine the abundant local harvest with Sonoma’s renowned wines, just-baked breads, acclaimed cheeses and olive oils and you’ll create a perfect wine country picnic. Sonoma’s pastoral vistas and navigability make it a perfect area for exploring this cozy cornucopia. So invigorate your outlook and open your windows onto Real Wine Country. It’s a breath of fresh air. For more details, visit the website at www.sonomavalley.com/OliveFestival or call 1-866-996-1090.

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Renaissance Christmas Pageant & Feast Take Guests Back in Time
The seventeenth-annual Renaissance Christmas Pageant and Feast will be held Friday and Saturday evenings, December 3 and 4 and 10 and 11, at 7 p.m., and Sunday afternoons, December 5 and 12, at 3 p.m. featuring Renaissance music, food and entertainment. The entire evening, which takes place in “Greystone Castle,” (also known as the Middletown Community United Methodist Church) is set during the Renaissance period and hosts will be in character throughout the event. Entertainment includes Renaissance and traditional Christmas music sung by a lavishly costumed choir, an exciting drama (this year, pirates invade the castle!), plus Renaissance dances and games in which all guests – known for the night as “nobles” – are encouraged to join. Guests are encouraged to come costumed as nobles, peasants or pirates – costumes are not required, although bestdressed guests may be recognized by the Host. Also true to the Renaissance era, guests dine on a three-course sit down feast while all of the drama and music unfold around them. Advance tickets are from $35 to $44 per person. Price discounts are available on blocks of tickets sold to groups of four or more. A substantial portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible, as this is a major fundraiser for the support of community services and programs. Call (707) 987-2653 for more information. Tickets also are available for purchase at Neft & Neft Realtors in Middletown. All tickets are by advance sale only; tickets will not be available at the door. Vegetarian meals are available if requested at the time of ticket purchase. The United Methodist Church is located at 15388 Armstrong Street, off Washington Street, one block east of Highway 29; www.middletownmethodist.org.

Holiday Events Coming in Lake County
The friendly country atmosphere in Lake County grows even cozier as winter approaches and family and friends gather to celebrate the holiday season. It’s what makes annual events feel more authentic here. Even the season’s blustery chill is warmed by the strong sense of community as main streets bustle with locals and visitors strolling shops and craft fairs and gathering for holiday light parades and tree lightings.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS FAIR & HIGH TEA, LAKEPORT – Through December 19, 2010 Eighth-annual Christmas Fair with handmade candy canes, dolls, candles, French soaps, tea pots, carolers, holiday decorations, and more for sale. Hot tea for all visitors. Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tea servers in full Victorian costume serve traditional English High Tea with Devonshire cream, tarts, and tiny sandwiches at noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays during the fair. Fair admission is free; fee for high tea. Reservations strongly recommended. Lakeport English Inn, 675 N. Main Street. (707) 263-4317, www.lakeportenglishinn.com MIDDLETOWN TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY, MIDDLETOWN – December 3, 2010 The 20th-annual tree lighting ceremony includes caroling, dancers, photos with Santa, crafts, and face painting. The event will take place at the Middletown Central Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the 4-H Community Christmas Choir. (707) 987-3373 CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY, KELSEYVILLE – December 3, 2010 Old-fashioned country Christmas featuring a parade of lights and downtown merchants’ open house. Eventgoers are invited to enjoy hot cider, hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, and other hors d’oeuvres with downtown merchants, as well as a lighted parade, pictures with Santa Claus, and a tree lighting at the firehouse. A chowder and chili dinner, provided by the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church, will be held in conjunction with the event. Sponsored by Kelseyville Business Association. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Main Street. (707) 279-8559, www.visitkelseyville.com CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE, UPPER LAKE - December 4, 2010 Seventeenth-annual tree lighting presentation, plus holiday light parade at 7:00 p.m., photos with Santa, caroling, a 4-H barbecue, and refreshments. Sponsored by Westamerica Bank and the Upper Lake Community Council. Benefit for the Upper Lake Auxiliary Fire Department Toy Drive. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Main Street. Free admission. (707) 275-8170, www.upperlakeca.org CLEARLAKE’S DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS, CLEARLAKE – December 4 Themed floats wend their way through downtown Clearlake, lighting up the winter night. A festive family evening with a parade beginning at Redbud Park at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce. (707) 994-3600, www.clearlakechamber.com HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING, HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE – December 4, 2010 Thirteenth-annual celebration featuring pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, musical entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, and refreshments. Sponsored by the Hidden Valley Lake Association. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Greenview Restaurant, 19210 Hartmann Road. Free admission. (707) 987-3138, www.hvla.com RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT & FEAST, MIDDLETOWN – December 3 –12, 2010 Seventeenth-annual pageant features a three-course dining experience around which a lively costumed drama unfolds. The evening is highlighted with delicious food, Renaissance and traditional Christmas music, gorgeous sets, dancing, and games. The audience becomes the honored guests at the Castle of Lord Greystone. Costumes are frequently worn by guests (but not required). The Pageant is produced by the Middletown Community United Methodist Church and community players. Advance tickets are from $35 to $44 per person. “Greystone Castle” is located at 15843 Armstrong Street at Washington Street, one block east of Highway 29. (707) 295-7175, www.middletownmethodist.org

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Livermore Valley Winegrowers Host Holidays in the Vineyards
Celebrate the season at Holidays in the Vineyards, Livermore Valley's annual wine country tradition, on December 4th and 5th, noon to 5 p.m. each day. The Valley’s 40+ local wineries – including newest members Las Positas Vineyards and Lavish Laines Winery – will present award-winning wines, gourmet food, live music, unique gifts from local artisans and warm holiday experiences for guests to enjoy. This event is free and open to the public, there is no admission fee. Wine tasting prices and activities vary by winery. Guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy to participating wineries will receive a complimentary wine tasting. All toys collected will be donated to the Pleasanton-Livermore Fire Association’s Toys for Tots Program and will directly benefit children in need throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Santa Claus will visit the following wineries during the event: • Cuda Ridge Wines – Saturday & Sunday 2-4 p.m. • Garré Vineyard & Winery – Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m. • Longevity Wines – Saturday noon-5 p.m. • McGrail Vineyards & Winery – Sunday 2-5 p.m. • Mitchell Katz Winery – Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m. • Tamás Estates – Sunday 1-3 p.m. • Wente Vineyards – Sunday 1-3 p.m. • White Crane Winery – Sunday noon-4 p.m. Author Karen Burrell will sign her book The Spirit Within at Bent Creek Winery on Saturday and at Rodrigue Molyneux Winery on Sunday. Guests can make holiday wreaths at Crooked Vine Winery and receive complimentary mulling spice with purchase at La Rochelle & Steven Kent Winery. Nottingham Cellars will celebrate its first anniversary with complimentary sparkling wine and guests can bottle their own wine with holiday labels at el Sol Winery. Thomas Coyne Winery will host the Continental Harmony Singers while Occasio Winery presents the Las Positas College Jazz Ensemble and Choir. A list of offerings at each winery can be downloaded at www.LVwine.org. Participating Livermore Valley wineries include: Bent Creek Winery, Big White House & John Evan Cellars, Bodegas Aguirre Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Chouinard Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Deer Ridge Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Eckert Estate Winery, el Sol Winery, Elliston Vineyards, Fenestra Winery, Garré Vineyard & Winery, La Rochelle Winery, Las Positas Vineyards, Les Chênes Estate Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta's Well, Nottingham Cellars, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery, Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, Ruby Hill Winery, Stony Ridge Winery, Tamás Estates, Tenuta Vineyards, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Thomas Coyne Winery, Wente Vineyards, White Crane Winery and Wood Family Vineyards. For more information, please visit www.LVwine.org or call (925) 447-WINE (9463).

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The Lodi Wine and Visitor Center was honored as runner-up for “Best Tasting Room in the West” at the Sunset Magazine Western Wine Awards Gala Dinner at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch on Friday, October 1, 2010. Hundreds of wine tasting rooms throughout California, Oregon and Washington were considered for the honor. Sunset Magazine has been committed to wine on behalf of their readers for many years, and conducts one of the largest direct to consumer wine clubs in the country. Garnering one of the Western Wine Awards is a big honor for Western winemakers, as it focuses solely on the best wine producers and venues in the region. Sunset’s panel of professional judges (Western wine writers, sommeliers and wine educators) nominate three finalists in categories ranging from Best Value Wines to Winemaker of the Year. According to Sunset Wine Editor Sara Schneider what drew the judge’s attention to Lodi was “the collective tasting room that pours wines from all local vintners, with museum-quality exhibits explaining winemaking and the soils and conditions that make Lodi a great growing region. It’s a great example of what every appellation in California should do.” Mark Chandler, Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission, accepted the honor on behalf of the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center. This was a repeat appearance for Chandler, who was honored as Sunset’s “Wine Professional of the Year” in 2005. The dinner was part of Sunset’s “Savor the Central Coast” wine event that ran throughout the weekend. Lodi wines were poured at the Celebration Gala, and in the Marketplace Pavilion to an enthusiastic crowd of thousands of wine lovers. The Lodi Wine and Visitor Center was opened in 2000 by the Lodi Winegrape Commission to serve the growing consumer interest in Lodi appellation wines. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information about the Center and the award, call (209) 3674727, or visit lodiwine.com.

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Free Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries App Released
1776 Productions|GoLocalApps is proud to announce the release of the only iPhone app focused on just the wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The free Santa Cruz Mountains Wine App includes more than 50 Santa Cruz wineries, plus many more shops and restaurants in the area – from Half Moon Bay to Mount Madonna. The Santa Cruz Mountain Winery App is the first app release by 1776 Productions under the GoLocalApps production name. The app combines a local business directory with Google maps, directions, and location-based social media. Each user can sign into their Facebook and Twitter accounts to interact with local businesses and their friends and control their privacy settings through the app. The geo-locating service shows the app user all of the wineries or other categories sorted by distance from them, and syncs with their iPhone map to give directions to any place in the app. The mapping feature also shows the user a visual of all the businesses around them to make trip planning easier. Additional features include a favorites folder to focus on just the places a user wants to visit, local events that sync with the user's iPhone calendar and special deals offered by wineries, shop-owners, or restaurants. “The Santa Cruz Mountains Winery App allows the user to post about their experiences in the Santa Cruz wineries to their Twitter and Facebook feeds, directly from the app, sharing what they are doing, while they do it,” says Ross Rojek of 1776 Productions. “We’re very happy to be offering this app as a free tool for wine lovers looking to find their way around this beautiful wine region.” The Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Program offers a unique opportunity for visitors to go to wineries not typically open to the public at other times. Passport holders will be invited to tour the facilities, meet the winemakers and sample the fruits of their labors, including special wines poured only for participants in the Passport Program. Santa Cruz area businesses can obtain more information for including their locations in the Santa Cruz Mountain Winery App at http://1776productions.com/santa_cruz. iPhone and iTouch users can download the app by searching for Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries in the app store. GoLocalApps focuses on a highly local region or theme. The iPhone apps are business directories to help users – either locals or visitors – find what they want in your community, quickly, easily and for free, from their iPhone. Their apps include geo-locating technology that shows the user which businesses are close by, how to get there and what one can expect when you get there. GoLocalApps is a mobile tool aimed at those either living within the region or wanting to come visit the that area. GoLocalApps are easily found in the iTunes App Store by simply searching for the city or region name. For more information on the company, visit their website at 1776productions.com.

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Gift the Gift of Santa Cruz Mountains Wines
What is America’s premier mountain appellation? A few years back Santa Cruz Mountains wines were hard to find locally and impossible to find in other locations. Now Wine Club of the Santa Cruz Mountains is bringing it to your door step and with style! Visit www.wineclubsantacruzmountains.com and join the most tasteful club Santa Cruz has to offer. Giving you first hand the opportunity of personally enjoying and giving as a gift, the art of the Mountains! We know how good these wines are and we are making it easy to get and give. Shipments are hand selected with the choice of two or four bottles quarterly or annually and members can manage all their own account information with ease from the wineclubsantacruzmountains.com website. Included on the website and in each club shipment are recipes paired perfectly with the wines along with great wine gift ideas. The website will also allow members to purchase additional wines and get a 10% discount on up to 6 bottles or a 20% discount on 6 or more bottles purchased. Even if you’re not a member you will get a 10% discount on a case or more of the wines featured. Wine Club of the Santa Cruz Mountains invites you to join our Newsletter and learn about this unique region. As if this wine club couldn’t get better we’re going to top it off in style, with a guided limousine wine tour from ABC Sedans & Limo’s with tour guide Shannon Flynn, Operations Manager of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association. Not sure what wines to pair with holiday meals? Let us do it for you. We are planning special holiday shipments that will go perfectly. Sip back and relax! Additional Wine Club Benefits: • Wine Club Members will receive a 10% discount on all Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association events! • Annual Winemaker event. • Online history of your club shipments for your easy reference. • Shipments for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Let us remember… we will do it for you! Join now! Call Wine Club of Santa Cruz at (831) 477-0500 or go online at www.wineclubsantacruzmountains.com.

Introducing The Mudd Room – An After-Hours Wine Bar in the Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room
Cinnabar Winery announces the opening of The Mudd Room, an after-hours wine bar located in the Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room. Fondly named after vineyard and winery founder Tom Mudd (19422007), The Mudd Room offers wine for sale by the glass or bottle as well as artisan cheeses, olives and patés in the Saratoga Village. To further the experience, The Mudd Room will feature live acoustic music on the third Friday of every month. The Mudd Room is open Friday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. “Our outgoing and knowledgeable staff will dim the lights and shuffle the tables, chairs and cushy barstools as we transform the Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room into its inviting alter ego, The Mudd Room,” said Cinnabar President Suzanne Frontz. The Mudd Room is located at 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. Contact the winery via (408) 867-1012 or info@cinnabarwinery.com for additional information. Established by Tom Mudd in 1981, Cinnabar Winery (cinnabarwine.com) produces award-winning wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains, the California Central Coast, and other distinguished growing regions. The Tasting Room in the Saratoga Village offer daily wine sampling, green-friendly accessories and clothing, custom gift baskets, regional festivals, corporate events and lifestyles seminars.

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Let Your Holidays be Merry and Bright in Monterey County
Unique activities and destination diversity tie a bow on winter vacations
Santa’s pack overflows with a variety of possibilities this holiday season. In Monterey County, the holidays are celebrated in a way that brings back memories of a golden era. Here, winter is still about beautiful lights, the joy of sharing, and the warmth of a cup of hot chocolate, all celebrated with tenderness of spirit. Immerse yourself in the holiday ambiance that Monterey has to offer amid indulgences in arts, culture, shopping, food, wine, nature and, of course, classic holiday celebrations! From bed & breakfasts to plush spas, there are over 240 lodgings to consider. So strap on your sleigh bells and hit the road. Late November and early December are packed with fantastic events that evoke the feelings the holidays were meant to engender. Temps stay mild and the often balmy weather affords one of the best times to visit the area for a sense of getting away, while being close to everything. For more information on activities, restaurants, and lodgings in Monterey County, visit www.SeeMonterey.com
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WILD THINGS HOLIDAY TOURS – (Throughout December) Take a walk on the wild side with the holiday nighttime flashlight tour of Wild Things Wild Animal Park. Meet real, live reindeer – Santa’s added his sleigh-pulling friends to the menagerie at Wild Things; so you can view them along with the kangaroos, hyenas, lions, tigers, elephants and other animals. Rumor has it that Santa himself will be dropping by. Reservations are required. Photos available with live reindeer! 831-455-1901 ext. 3, www.wildthingsinc.com HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS, PACIFIC GROVE – December 2, 6 p.m. This lighted parade includes floats, marching bands, dance troupes, equestrian performances and Santa Claus. For more information, call 800-656-6650 or see www.pacificgrove.org CARMEL PLAZA OPEN HOUSE – December 3rd, 5:30 p.m. Follows the City of Carmel’s tree lighting with festivities for all ages – live music, fun foods at the corner of Ocean Ave. and Mission St. in Carmel-by-the-Sea. www.carmelplaza.com STREETS OF BETHLEHEM – December 1st through December 4th Step into the Nativity story, as 200 re-enactors, along with live animals and musical groups, recreate the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. A truly immersive experience. This is a living historical interactive experience. 831-422-9872 CHRISTMAS NIGHT AT THE FARM – December 3rd, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Gather around a bonfire to sing Christmas carols, sip hot apple cider and nibble homemade cookies. You can even take a moonlit hayride! For more information, call 831-455-2575, www.thefarm-salinasvalley.com CHATEAU JULIEN WINE ESTATE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR – December 5th, 2:30–5:30 p.m. Come enjoy the music that is sure to put you in the spirit of the season, followed by a wine tasting and gift exchange in the Great Hall. Tickets are $40 for the general public and $30 for club members. Visit the www.chateaujulien.com/news_and_events_events.html for ticketing information or call 831-624-2600. CHRISTMAS IN THE ADOBES – December 9th and 10th, 5-9 p.m. Pack the good cheer and stroll 22 of Monterey’s historic adobes. See the adobes by candlelight as costumed volunteers welcome you into historic homes decorated in age appropriate style. They are within an easy walk of each other. Special activities will be planned at the state parks to celebrate the 25th year. For ticket information, see www.parks.ca.gov/mshp. 12TH ANNUAL MONTEREY COWBOY POETRY AND MUSICAL FESTIVAL December 10th–12th Pack those chaps and spurs for this annual event for a wranglin’ good time with some of the nation’s top balladeers and cowboy/girl poets featured in a three-day weekend event that also includes a western art and gear sale, a Saturday night western ho’ down and “cowboy” church service among other festivities. 800-722-9652, www.montereycowboy.org LIGHTED BOAT PARADE – December 19th, 5:00 p.m. You've seen parades on land — now see one on the ocean! The boats of Monterey Bay will be magnificently decorated as they sail from Coast Guard Pier past Cannery Row to Lover's Point. These are no paltry decorations; the ships compete fiercely to win the coveted award for Best Decorations from the Yacht Club at the end of the evening. Check out this unique, can't-miss event from along the Monterey and Pacific Grove coastline. For more information, see www.monterey.org/harbor FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY 2011 – December 31st First Night Monterey celebrates the lively arts scene in Monterey County with its 18th annual family-friendly celebration of the arts. Over thirty venues hold concurrent performances and activities for both children and adults, culminating in a convergence on Custom House Plaza to ring in the New Year. Live music ranges from classical to Irish traditional to experimental hip-hop. There will be dance performances, great food and lots of surprises! For ticket information, see www.firstnightmonterey.org

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

Open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm 707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free) Acme Fine Wines– 1080 Fulton Ln, St. Helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5 Adastra – 2545 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-4818 Open by appointment only Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Open by appointment only Ahnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8 Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071 Open by appointment only Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6 Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley Rd, Napa; 707 253-2000 Open by appointment only Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460 Open by appointment only Ancien – Napa; 707 255-3908 Open by appointment only Anderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600 Open by appointment only ANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 1-877-386-5070 Open daily 10-5 Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs Antica Napa Valley –3700 Soda Canyon, Napa; 707 257-8700 Open by appointment only Ardente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 707 226-7669 Open by appointment only ARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 Inglewood Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-4334 Open daily 10-5 Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairing Ariel Vineyards – 1312 Town Center, Napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3 Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West Lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020 Open by appointment only Arns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429 Open by appointment only ARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Open daily, 10:30-4:30 Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 Sun-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10 to 9 BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261 Open daily 10-4 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Open daily 10-5 Barclay & Browning Wines – St. Helena; 707 963-3185 Open by appointment only Barlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742 Open by appointment only Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075 Open by appointment only Beaulieu Vineyards – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Open daily 10-5 BEAU VIGNE – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 947-7058 Mon-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8 Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774 Open by appointment only Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 Open by appointment only Benessere Winery – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings BENNETT LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Open daily 10-5:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings BERINGER VINEYARDS
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2000 Main Street, St. Helena | www.Beringer.com Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 Fri-Sat 11-4 or by appt Open by appointment only

Black Corden Vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860 Open by appointment only BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Open daily 10-5 Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Boeschen – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674 Open by appointment only Bouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Open daily 10:30-4 Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976 Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-Midnight Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 Open by appointment only Boyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353 Open by appointment only Bravante Vineyards – 300 Stone Ridge Rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 Open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4 Bremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5411 Daily 10-5 by appointment Brown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2435 Limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays Budge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley Rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280 By appointment daily Buehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155 Open by appointment only Buoncristiani Wine – P. O. Box 6946, Napa; 707 259-1681 Open by appointment only Burgess Cellars –1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment only Cade Winery – 360 Howell Mountain Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746 Open by appointment only Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. Helena; 707 963-7181 Open by appointment only Cain – 3800 Langtry Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1616 Open by appointment only Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-5222 Open by appointment only Calafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114 Open by appointment only Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30 Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Thu-Mon 10-5 CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6 Cardinale – Tasting Room, 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-2643 Open daily 10:30-5 CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783 Open daily 10-5 Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointments CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Open daily 9:30-6 Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended Caymus Vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010 Open daily by appointment Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Open daily 12-6, Sat till 11 Ceja Family Vineyards – 1016 Las Amigas Rd, Napa 707 255-3954 Open by appointment only Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7136 Open by appointment only Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn Rd; St. Helena; 707 963-9327 Open daily 10-4 CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 967-2229 Open daily 10:30-5 Charter Oak Winery – 831 Charter Oak Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2298 Open by appointment only Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284 Open by appointment only Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472 Open by appointment only Chateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Open daily 9:30-4 Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Open daily 10-5 Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. Helena; 707 968-0625 Mon-Fri 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sat-Sun by appt Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Open daily 10-4 CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 1-800-793-7960 Open Sat 11-5, Sun-Fri 11-4 Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707 Open by appointment only Corison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826 Open daily 10-5 by appointment CORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings CORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 948-6512 Daily 10-6 Crane Family Winery – 1051 Borrette Lane, Napa; 707 259-0175 Open by appointment only Crocker & Starr – St. Helena; 707-967-9111 Open by appointment only Cult Wine Central – Tasting Room, 40 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4:30

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Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 David Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Open daily 10-5 – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723 Open by appointment only Flora Springs Winery FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Open daily 10-6 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-Tue 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Fontanella Family – 1721 Partrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big Rock Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3900 Open by appointment only Franciscan Vineyards – 1178 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-7111 Open daily 10-5 FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 x107 Open by appointment FREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Open Daily 10-5 Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery Tours Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704 Open by appointment only G Cook – 264 N. Fork Crystal Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7760 Open by appointment only Gargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770 Open by appointment only Gemella Wines – Napa; 707 261-9855 Open by appointment only Girard Winery – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297; Open daily 11-7 Winery by appointment only Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766 Open daily by appointment Golden State Vintners – 401 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena; 707 963-2335 Daily 10-5 Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Open daily 10-4:30 Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-4437 Open by appointment only 10-5 GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-2784 Open daily 9:30-4:30 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings Groth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290 Open by appointment only Guffy – 1390 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 258-2532 Open by appointment only Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059 Open by appointment only Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Open daily 11-7 Haber Family Vnyds– 345 Pine Breeze Dr, Angwin; 914 804-9660 Open by appointment only HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700 Open by appointment only Hall St. Helena – 401 St. Helena Hwy So, St. Helena; 707 967-2620 Open daily 10-5:15 Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760 Open by appointment HdV Wines – 588 Trancas St, Napa; 707 251-9121 Open by appointment only Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Open Wed-Sun 11-4 Heitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-3542 Open daily 11-4:30 Helena View Johnston – 3500 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4956 Open by appointment only Hendry – 3104 Redwood Dr, Napa; 707 226-8320 Open by appointment only Hess Collection – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144 Open daily 10-5:30 Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-6 Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10-6 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Open daily by appointment only 11-4 Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena; 707 963-2911 Open by appointment only Ilona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 800 752-9463 Open by appointment only J. Doran – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 925 418-5630 Open by appointment J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Limited tours and tastings by appointment only James Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905 Open by appointment only James Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 Open by appointment only Jarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello Rd, Napa; 1-800-255-5280 Open by appointment only Jericho Canyon Vnyd –3322 Old Lawley Toll Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-9665 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4

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

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

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

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

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

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

3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena | For reservations, call 707.963.5972 El Molino Winery – St. Helena; 707 963-6021 Weekdays, by appointment only Elizabeth Rose – Poured at Cult Wine Central, 40 St. Helena Hwy,Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4 Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Open daily 10-6 Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504 Open by appointment only Elyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Open by appointment only 10-5 Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30 ETUDE
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1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm 707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.com Failla – 3530 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-0530 Falcor – 2511 Napa Corporate Dr, Ste 115, Napa; 888-402-WINE Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, Oakville; 707 944-2861 Farella – 2222 N. 3rd Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489 Fleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only 10-3 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4

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JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Open daily 10-6 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 First Street, Napa; 707 265-7711 Open daily 10-2am JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointmentBy appointment Last tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30 JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Open daily by appointment only 10-4 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juicebox – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 707 254-1212 Open daily by appointment only 9-5 Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment only Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Open by appointment only Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Open by appointment only Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 Open by appointment only Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000 Open by appointment only Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6849 Open by appointment only Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado Trail So, St. Helena; 7070 963-5667 Open daily by appointment only 11-4 Kenefick Ranch – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004 Thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 259-5408 Daily by appointment 10-4:30 Kitchak Cellars – Napa; 707 225-2276 Open by appointment KooLooLoo Vineyard – 1004 Clinton Street, Napa; 707 815-6510 Tue-Sun 12-6 Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198 Open by appointment Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 302-2209 Open by appointment only Ladera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 Open by appointment only Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Open daily 10-5 Lamborn Family Vnyds – Summit Lake Dr, Howell Mtn; 925 254-0511 Open by appointment only Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Open by appointment only 10-4 Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Open daily 10-5 Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-6289 Exclusive tastings by appoinment only Lion's Run Wines – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 287-0273 Open by appointment Lokoya – 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 948-1968 Open by appointment only Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 Open daily 11-6 Loos Family Wines – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 408 799-5938 Open by appointment LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361 Open daily 10-6 Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings LUNA VINEYARDS
The first winery on the left heading north on the Silverado Trail. Enjoy the salon-like atmosphere of this beautiful tasting room where you can sample Luna Vineyards’ highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio and other varietals at the magnificent tasting bar. Private tours, along with tastings in their gorgeous private reserve room, by appointment only.

Open daily 10-5, 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474 Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Open daily 10-5 Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 Open daily 10-4 MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Open daily 11-6 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Fri-Sat 11-9 Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open Thu-Sun 10-5 Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 10-5 Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490 Open by appointment Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 First St, Napa 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30 Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 224-4030 Open by appointment only McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 252-0186 Open by appointment only MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Open daily 10-6:30 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage Canyon Rd, Rutherford; 707 225-4367 Open by appointment only

Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Open daily 10-5:30 Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 Open daily 11-5 MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394 Open by appointment only Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 Enterprise Ct, Napa; 530 219-6199 Open by appointment only MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Morey Cellars – Napa Call for information; 707 226-2348 Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295 Open by appointment Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993 Open by appointment only MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA Open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours MurphyVineyards – 395 Crane Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-2516 Open by appointment only NAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565 Open daily 10-6 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011 Open by appointment Napa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710 Open daily 10-4 Neal Family Vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800 Open by appointment Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000 Open by appointment Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8840 Open by appointment Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600 Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 by appt Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094 Open by appointment only O’Brien Estate – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5 O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898 Open by appointment only Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707-944-9665 Open by appointment Olabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open Mon-Sun 11-6 OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Daily 10-5 Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Open daily by appointment 10-4:30 Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4 Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718 Open by appointment only Page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6 (Closed Tuesdays) Page Wine Cellars – 520 California Blvd, #20, Napa; 707 944-2339 Open by appointment only Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587 Open daily by appointment Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504 Open by appointment Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 Open by appointment Fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 Sun Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683 Open by appointment Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890 Open by appointment Patz & Hall – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 Open Wed-Sun 10-4 Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770 Open by appointment Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 933-8352 Open by appointment only Pedras Wines – 5040 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 287-4925 Open by appointment only Peju – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Open daily 10-6 Peter Franus Wine Company – Napa; 707 945-0542 Open by appointment only Pheonix – 3175 Dry Creek Road, Napa; 877 374-6364 By advance appointment only Phifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4787 Tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1 Pina Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 Open daily 10:30-4:30 PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Open daily 10-4 Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt Porter Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 265-7980 Open by appointment only PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-PORT (7678) Open daily 10:30-4:30 Children & Pets OK

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Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4949 Provenance – 1695 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-3633 Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo Trail, St. Helena; 707 967-1601 Quixote – 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2659 RAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-3141 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours RAZI WINERY
New tasting room in Napa Valley ‘…taste our passion for wine in each style that we make.’ Wine & food pairings with an education based on appellations and terroirs

Open by appointment Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4

Schedule a tasting daily 10 am to 4 pm 3108 Silverado Trail, Napa Valley • (707) 224-4299 Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 Open daily 10-5 Revana Family – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Open by appointment Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-6800 Open by appointment REYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 258-2558 Open daily 10-5 Rios Wine – 1334-B Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1376 Open daily 10:30-6:30 Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661 Open by appointment Road 31 Wine Co – Napa; 707 649-1200 Open by appointment only Robert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555 Open by appointment Robert Craig Winery – 625 Imperial Way, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Open by appointment ROBERT MONDAVI – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Open daily 10-5 Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Open daily 10-4:30 Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004 Open by appointment ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Open daily 10-5 Wine & cheese pairing by appointment, daily 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25 Fri, Sat & Sun by appointment Round Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 By appointment Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Open daily 10-5 Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577 Open Tues-Sat by appointment Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025 Open by appointment Rustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353 Open by appointment Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Open daily 10-4:30 Rutherford Hill – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Open daily 10-5 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 968-3200 Open daily 10-4:30 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592 Open Mon-Sat by appointment Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105 Open by appointment Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889 Open by appointment Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 Open daily 10-4 School House Vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240 Open by appointment Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882 Open by appointment Sciandri Family Vineyards – Napa; 707 277-4999 x3 Open by appointment Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339 Open by appointment SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. Helena Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 944-2945 Open daily 10:30-5 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2877 Open by appointment Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-1154 Open by appointment Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-5990 Fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-Thu by appointment Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930 Open by appointment only Silver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Open Mon-Sun 9-5 Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Open daily 10-5

Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Fri & Sat 11-4, Thu-Tue by appt Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-1770 Open daily 10-5 Sixteen by Twenty Wines – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860 Open by appointment only Sky Vineyards – 1500 Lokoya Rd, Napa; 707 935-1391 Open by appointment Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2283 Open by appointment Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue Oak Lane, Napa; 707 812-4848 Open by appointment Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 Daily 10am-10pm Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8200 Open by appointment Spelletich Cellars – 425 Gateway Rd W, Napa; 707 363-5757 Open by appointment Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-0134 Open by appointment Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-4188 Open by appointment ST. CLEMENT
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2867 St. Helena North, St. Helena | Open Daily 10am-4:30pm 707-265-5000 | www.stclement.com St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463 St. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa; 1-800-395-2441 Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198 Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477 Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272 Sterling Vineyards – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344 Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Stoneheath Winery – Napa; 707 257-0701 Stonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Stony Hill Vineyard – Call for directions,St. Helena; 707 963-2636 Storybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310 Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646 SUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Summit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500 Tamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. Helena; 707 968-5345 TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 First Street, Napa/ 707 265-9600 Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-3593 Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 968-9780 Teachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432 Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 Grant St. Calistoga; 707 337-5526 Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340 The Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707 Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, Calistoga; 707 942-6504 Tom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267 Toolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 Tournesol Wine – Napa; 707 694-6073 Trahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Open daily 10-5:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 By advance appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10:30-4:30 by appt Mon-Fri 10:30-5 Sat-Sun 10-5 Open by appointment Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8 Open Mon-Fri 9-5 by appt only Open by appointment Open daily 11-5 by appointment Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 106 Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9 Open by appointment By appointment only Open by appointment Tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open daily 11-7 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-4:30

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Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027 Trespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804 TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-1956 Truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153 Tudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947 Tulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064 TURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 Ubuntu Annex – Tasting Room, 1130 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5656 Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 V Madrone – 3199 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573 V Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 V. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130 Verismo Wines – 100 Rapp Ln, Napa; 707 944 WINE (9463) Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110 Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, Napa; 707 265-7750 VinRoc – Napa; 707 265-0943 Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995 Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292 Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963.9425 Vintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485 Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 W. H. Smith– 1307 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B, Calistoga; 707 942-1194 WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 Whetstone Wine Cellars – Tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, Napa; 707 254-0600 White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours White Rock Vineyard – Napa Whitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707 942-0840 William Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint Helena Hwy North, St. Helena; 707 963-6100 William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs WINE GARAGE – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798 Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046 X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522 Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800 Z-52 – Poured at Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-7 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open Mon-Sat 9-4 Mon-Wed 12-6, Thu-Fri 12-7, Sat 11-7, Sun 11-6 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8 Open by appointment Open daily 10-7 Open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5) Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-6 by appointment Open by appointment only Open by advance appointment Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 by appointment Open daily 10-5 by appointment Open by appointment Mon-Fri 10-2 by appointment Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment 10:30-4:30 Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment 10-5 Open daily 10-5:45 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily11-5 Open daily 10-5 A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Open by appointment only Acorn Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440 Daily 11-5 by appointment Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 Open by appointment only 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-7967 Open daily 11-7 Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 431-1174 Open by appointment, ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 707 433-9154 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Open daily 10-5 Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Open daily 11-4:30 Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 Open daily 11-4:30 Alegria Winery – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440 Daily 11-5 by appointment Anaba Wines – 60 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Archipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5 Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 Open daily 11-5 ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Arnot-Roberts – Healdsburg; 707 820-1383 Open by appointment only Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Open daily 10-4:30 Atascadero Creek – 4114 Ross Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 By appointment only Balletto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-5 B. 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COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings B Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30 Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091 Open by appointment only Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30 Benovia Winery – 339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4441 By appointment 9am - 5pm daily Benziger Family Winery – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Open daily 10-5 Bevin Cellars – 3900 Matanzas Creek Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 332-2918 Open by appointment only Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5, Thu-Sat 10:30-9 Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Open daily 10-4:30 Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter) Bradford Mountain – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Rd; Glen Ellen 707 933-1726 By appointment Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 Open daily 10-5 C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Open daily 11-5 Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Open daily 11-6 Captûre – Healdsburg; 707 395-0457 Open by appointment only Carol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Open by appt, 11-4 Cass Winery – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6 Cellar No. 8 – Poured at Asti Winery, 26150 Asti Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 800-838-4306 Open daily 10-4 CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Open daily 11-6 Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only Fri 10 & 2 Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-9011 Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt

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VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS– 1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-8673 ext. 127

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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

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8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood www.ChateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572 Christie Vineyards – 851 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg; 707 431-0662 By appointment only CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Open daily 11-5 Picnic Area Chronicle Wines – P. O. Box 1854, Sonoma; 707-255-5862 ext 120 Open by appointment only Clarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 Open by appointment only Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210 Open by appointment only CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 Open daily 10-6 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings Clos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Open daily 10-4:30 Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841 Open by appointment only Collier Falls – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Copain Wines – 7800 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-8822 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt. Corda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310 Open by appointment on D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow Ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826 Open daily by appointment D’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 Daily 11-5 Summer, 11-4 winter; tours available Dark Horse – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Dashe Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Da Vero – 788 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5 David Coffaro – 7485 Dry Creek Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-9715 Open daily 11-4 David Noyes – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Davis Family Vnyds – 52 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3858 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment De La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711 Open daily 11-4:30, Mon-Fri by appt De Loach Vineyards – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 Open daily 10:30-5 DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-2000 Open daily 10:30-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Dehlinger – 4101 Vine Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378 Jan-Aug by appointment, Fridays only Del Carlo Winery – 4939 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1036 Open by appointment only Deux Amis – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7945 Open by appointment only Downtown Wines – 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Daily 11-6 DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Open daily 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Duchamp Estate – 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6665 Open by appointment only Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 By appointment only DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Dutton Estate – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5 Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 Grevenstein Highway North, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 Open daily 10-4:30 Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 857-1529 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Emeritus Vineyards – 2500 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 707 823-4464 Winery tour only by appointment Emtu Estate Wines – 6111 Van Keppel Rd, Forestville; 707887-1239 Open by appointment Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6 Ensuenos – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Eric K. James – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560 Friday-Sunday 12-5:30 or by appointment Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 1014 Hopper Ave, #612, Santa Rosa ; 707 527-9700 Open by appointment

ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525 Open daily 11-5 Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 Open daily 10-5 F. Teldeschi – 3555 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5 Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma Hwy. 12; 707 833-4444 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-Feb Closed Tu-We FAVERO VNYDS – 3939 Lovall Valley Rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939 Open by appointment only – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal FERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6700 Open daily 10-5 Gift items. Call ahead for winery tours and wine pairings. Groups by appointment. FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD 113 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2222 Tue-Sun 11-6 Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Open daily 10-5 Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview Rd, Cazadero; 707 847-3661 Open by appointment Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Open daily 10-4:30 Forchini Vineyards – 5141 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8886 Fri-Sun 11-4, Mon-Thu by appointment Forth Vnyds – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Forth Vnyds – 2335 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0553 Open by appointment Foyt Family Wines – poured at Roots in Sonoma, 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Open daily 10-5 Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Open daily 11-5 Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery Rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756 Open by appointment only Freestone Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Thur-Mon 11-5 Friendly Dog Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5 Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers Fri) FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Garden Creek Ranch– 2335 Geysers Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-8345 Open by appointment only Gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707 473-2909 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Geyser Peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, 22281 Chianti Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-2500 Open daily 10-5 GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Gofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale Road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801 Open by appointment only Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1645 Open by appointment Gourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-Thu 11-7 Graton Ridge – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 GRIEVE FAMILY – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Grove Street – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville; 707 433-2371 Sat 10-4 or by appt Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma Open daily 11-4:30 Hanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-4310 Open daily 10-4 5353 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371 Open daily 10-4 Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860 Open by appointment only Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-1756 Open daily 10-4:30 Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5 Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 573-8711 Open daily 10:30-5 HAUCK CELLARS – 223 Center St, Healdsbug; 707 473-9065 Open Thu-Mon 11:30-5, Fri & Sat til 7 Hawkes Wine – 6734 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295 Thu-Mon 10-5, Tue-Wed by appointment Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 Open daily 12-7 Hawley Wines – 36 North Street, Healdsburg; 707 473-9500 Open daily 11-6 Haywood Winery – 18000 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020 Open by appointment only Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 By appointment only Highway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt

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Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Open daily 10-4 Hook and Ladder – 2134 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 546-5712 Open daily 10-4:30 HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6491 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 938-7622 Thu-Sun 11-6 IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Imagery Estate – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30 Inman Family – 3900 Piner Road, Santa Rosa; 707 395-0689 Fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt. Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360E Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open daily 11-4:30 Iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 10-3:30 J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5 J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekends J Rickards Winery – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Tue-Sat 11-4 J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5 JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 10-5:30 Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Open daily 11-5 John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0123 Open by appointment only Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250 Open by appointment only Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 Laguna Rd, Forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30 Kachina – 4551 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 332-7917 Open by appointment only Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street E, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700 Open by appointment only Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4 KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Fri-Mon 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours KEATING –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 Open daily 10-5 Keller Estate – 5875 Lakeville Hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 Thu-Sun 11- 4:30 KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings KENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Open daily 10-5 Children & Pets OK Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Open daily 10-4:30 Kokomo – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0200 Open daily 11-4:30 Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Open daily 10-5 Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755 Open by appointment only Kunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 Open daily 10:30-4 La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, Healdsburg; 707 431-9400 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Lago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-2999 Open daily 10-4:40 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209 Open by appointment only Landmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Larson Family – 23355 Millerick Rd, Sonoma; 707-938-3031 Open daily 10-5 Laurel Glen – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm, Tue by appt LEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5 Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Leonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 352 262-0963 Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by appt Limerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Open daily 10-5 Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 Thu-Mon 11-4:30 Littorai Wines – 788 Gold Ridge Rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586 Open by appointment only Locals Tasting Room – Corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707-857-4900 Open daily 11-6, Tue by appt Longboard Vineyards – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 Wed-Sat, Mon 11-6, Sun 11-5 (closed Tue) LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Open daily 11-5 Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours Lynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 Open daily 10-5 MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312 Open by appointment only MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780 Open by appointment only Macrae Family – at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment MADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30 MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052 Fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-Thur by appt – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Marimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Open daily 11-4 MARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 Open daily 10-5 Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1909 Open by appointment only Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 Open daily 10-4:30 MATRIX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804 Open daily 10-5 MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive @ Highway 12, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYO FAMILY – at The Cellar Door, 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thu-Mon 11-6, Tue & Wed 4-6 MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

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Open Daily 11-6 • 23574 Arnold Dr/Hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090 Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707431-8845 Open daily 10-5 Meeker Vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Open daily 10:30-6 Mercury Geyserville – 20120 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-9870 Thu-Mon 11-7 Merriam Vnyds – 11650 Los Amigos Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4032 Open daily 10-5 Merry Edwards – 2959 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050 Open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended Michael Bernard – 779 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2900 Open daily11-5 Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7427 Open by appointment only Mietz Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Open daily 10-5 Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry Creek R Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-9499 Open by appointment only MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 Lytton Springs Rd; Healdsburg; 707 433-4320 Open by appointment only MOONDANCE CELLARS
Formerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars produces small lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured by the winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery. Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)

Jack London Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen | 11-5 Thursday-Monday 707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com The Pup is always welcome MOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5499 Mounts Family – 3901 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 292-8148 Mueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 942-6180 Nalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Nicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Novy Family – 980 Airway Ct, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Open daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Sat 12-5, Sun & Fri by appt Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment daily 10-3

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Occidental Road Cellars – 707 874-9401 Open Sat 1-4 Optima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222 Open by appointment only Orchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5 Owl Ridge – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148 Open by appointment only Palmeri – Poured at Terroirs Artisan Wines, 21001 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 Open daily 11-4:30 PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-WINE Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours PARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open daily 11-6 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Parmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open by appointment only Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Open daily 11-5 Pasterik Vnyd – 3491 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4655 Open by appointment only Pastori Winery – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418 Open by appointment only Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879 Open by appointment only Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Open daily 10-4:30 Pellegrini Family– 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Pendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732 Open by appointment only Peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 No, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111 Open by appointment only Peterson – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Bldg #7, Healdsburg; 707-431-7568 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 Open by appointment Pezzi King Vnyds – Old Roma Station, 412 Hudson St , Healdsburg; 707 431-9388 Open by appointment only Portalupi – 107 North Street, Healdsburg; 707 395-0960 Open daily 10:30-7 Porter Creek – 8735 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6321 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Open daily 11-4:30 Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 Open daily 11-5 RH – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Ravenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Open daily 10-4:30 Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4365 Open daily 11-5 Richardson Winery – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6 Ridge Vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 Open daily 11-4 Sum; Fri-Sun till 5 River Road Vnyds – 5220 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130 Open by appointment only Roadhouse Winery – 107B W. North Street, Healdsburg; 707 922-6362 Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sun 12-7 Robert Hunter – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open daily 11-6 Robert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood Rd, Fulton; 707 578-1601 Thu-Mon 10-4 Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Open daily 10-4:30 Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 Open by appointment only Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma Open daily 11-6 Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305 Thu-Mon 11-4, Tue-Wed by appt Rocking Z – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Open daily 10-5 ROESSLER – 380 First St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 Open daily 11-6 Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Thur-Sun 12-6 Rued – 3863 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1569 Open daily 11-4:30 Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser Rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 Open daily 10-4 Russian River Vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Open daily 11-5 Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138 Open by appointment only Saini Vineyards – 918 Ridge View Dr; Healdsburg; 707 799-0272 Open by appointment only Sapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 Thurs-Mon 11-4:30 Saracina/Atrea – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Open daily 10-4 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992 Open daily 11-5 SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area SEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 Open daily 10-5 Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed Sebastopol Vineyards – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5 Seghesio Winery – 14730 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Open daily 10–5 Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Open daily 11-5 Shane Wine Cellars –Novato; 415 342-7926 By appointment Sheldon – 1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa; 707 865-6755 Sat-Sun 2-7 or by appt Siduri Wines – 980 Airway Dr, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3 Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 942-7026 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by appt Simi Winery – 16275 Healsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-6981 Open daily 10-5 SL Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Sojourn Cellars –141 E. Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753 Daily 10-5 by appointment Sonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser Rd, Windsor, 707 237-3489 Appointments recommended, Thu-Mon 10-4 SONOMA-ENOTECA – 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, Tue hours seasonal Sonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 707 769-5203 Mon-Sat 12-5 Souverain – At historic Asti, 26150 Asti Post Office Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5 ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674 Open daily 9-5 by appointment Staley – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Starlite Vineyards – 5511 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 431-1102 Open daily 11-5 Stephen & Walker – 243 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8749 Open daily 11-7 Stonestreet Alexander Mountain – 7111 Highway 128; 707 473-3333; Healdsburg Open daily 10-5 Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Open daily 10:30-5 Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda Rock Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7745 Open by appointment only SUNCÉ WINERY – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Open daily 10:30-5 Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4 Talty – 7127 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8438 Open by appointment only Tara Bella – 3701 Viking Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 544-9049 Open by appointment only Teira Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5 Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 431-8031 Open daily 11-5 Three Alarm – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8, later on weekends Thumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Open daily 11-6. Fri & Sat 11-7 Tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 Fri-Sun 11-4, Mon-Thu by appt Toad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 Open daily 10:30-5:30 TOPEL – Tasting Room in Healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 Open daily 11-7 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food Pairings TRENTADUE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Open daily 10-5 Tres Hermanas – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Thur-Sun 10-5 Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 Open daily 10-5 Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6 Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5590 Open by appointment only

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Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Vérité – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800 273-0177 Viansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Vintners Signatures –4001 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 857-3300 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointment Domenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5 Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443 By appointment only Equinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 Some Sat, call for appointment FLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Tue-Sun 12-6 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Children Welcome Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986 Open by appointment only Fortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10-5 Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5 Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133 Open by appointment only Heart’s Fire – 165 Cristich Lane, Unit K, Campbell; 1st Sun of the month 1-4 Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 9-5 Hillcrest Terrace – 429B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-1500 Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointment HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Open daily 10-5 Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Open Daily 12-5 Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 Open daily 10-5 Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551 Open by appointment only La Honda – 2645 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City; 650 366-4104 Open by appointment only La Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Open daily 10-5 Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Open daily 11-5 LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Martin Ranch – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Open third weekend of each month 12-4 Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Open by appointment only MJA Vineyards – 328A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 421-9380 Thu-Sun 12-6 Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938 Open 3rd Sat-Sun or by appointment Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5 Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Fri-Sun 12-5 Mount Eden Vnyds – 22020 Mr. Eden Rd, Saratoga; 409 867-5832x10 Open by appointment only, tours, no tasting Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821 Open by appointment only Muns Vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663 Open by appointment only Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871 Special events & by appointment Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Special events & by appointment Odonata – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5 Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5 Osocalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 Open by appointment only P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-0172 Open by appointment only Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment only Pelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5 Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5 Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601 Sat 11-4, Sun by appointment Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 Summer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4, Winter by appointment POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 Open daily 10-5 Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500 Sat-Sun 12-5:30 or by appointment Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 Summer Sat-Sun 11-5, Winter Sat-Sun 11-4 River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 Open by appointment only Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5

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

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
Ahlgren Vineyard – 20320 Hwy 9, Boulder Creek; 800 338-6071 Sat 12-4 or by appointment Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 Hames Road, Corralitos; 831 728-5172 Sat 12-5 or by appointment Aptos Creek – 520 Nisene Meadws Ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680 Open by appointment only Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, Capitola; 831 462-1065 Open daily 11-6 Bargetto Winery – 3535 N. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 Open daily 12-5 Beauregard – 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-WINE Open daily 11-5 Big Basin Vnyds – 830 Memory Ln, Boulder Creek; 831 621-8028 Open by appointment only Big Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 831 621-8028 Thu-Mo 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7 Black Ridge – 18550 Black Rd, Los Gatos; 408 399-6396 Open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointment Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789 Open daily 12-close Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120 Open by appointment only BURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos; 408 353-6290 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Byington Winery – 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos; 408 354-1111 Open daily 11-5 Calera – 11300 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 637-9170 Open daily 11-4:30 Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister; 800 543-1702 Open daily 9-6 Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 Liberta Drive, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5 Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, Capitola; 831 476-2282 Wed-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10, Mon 4-10, Tue 4-12 Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977 Open by appointment only Cinnabar – 23000 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-5858 Special events and by appointment only Clos LaChance – 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin; 800 ITS-WINE Open daily 11-5 Clos Tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235 Open by appointment only COOPER-GARROD – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, Tours Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa Cruz; 831 425-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5 Creekview Vineyards – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 Open by appointment Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5

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SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5 Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Open daily 11-5 Silver Mountain – off Old San Jose-Soquel Rd Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278 Sat 12-4 by appointment Silver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Thu-Sun 12-5 Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Open daily 12-5 Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552 Fri-Sun 12-5 Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4 Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Open daily 12-5 Summerayne – Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638 Open by appointment only Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5 Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Thu-Mon 12-5 Team Zin – 830-3 Jury Court, San Jose; 408 445-2508 1st Sun of the month Testarossa Vineyards – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Open daily 11-5 Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5 Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Tue-Sun 12-5 Travieso Winery – 165 Cristich Lane, #F, Campbell; 650 248-5641 Saturdays 11-4 Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa Cruz; 831 471-2705 Open by appointment only Vinocruz – Abbott Square on Cooper Street, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6 VINE HILL – 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Open third weekend each month 12-5 & special events Vino Tabi – 334C Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426 1809 Mon-Tue by appt, Wed-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5 Windy Oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463 Sat, Apr-Oct 12-4 Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain Rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144 Open by appointment only Zayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992 Special events & by appointment CARMEL VALLEY Bernardus – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Open daily 11-5 Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Open daily 11-5 Boëté at Valley Hills Tasting Rm– 7156A Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5 Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Summer 12-6 daily, Winter 12-5 Cima Collina – San Carlos, between Ocean & 7th, Carmel; 831 620-0645 Thur-Mon 11- 6 Galante Vineyards – between Ocean & 7th, Dolores; Carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6 Georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Open daily 11-5 Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Open daily 11-6 Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Open daily 11-5 Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 Fri-Sun 11-5 MORGAN WINERY – 204 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel; 831 626-3700 Open daily 11-6 Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Wed-Sun 11-5 Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Open daily 11-5:30 Rancho Cellars – 26340 Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel; 831 625-5646 Mon-Sat 11-6 Talbott Vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Open daily 11-5 MONTEREY WINERIES A Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 Cannery Row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Open daily 10-6 Bargetto Winery – 700 Cannery Row Suite G, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Open daily 11-6 Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Open daily 12-6 Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090 Open by appointment only Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149 Mon-Fri by appointment only Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 Thu-Mon 11-6:30 Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831-6569463 Open daily 11-7 Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Open daily 11-5 Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 Open daily 10-6 SALINAS VALLEY A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Fri 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4 Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Open by appointment only Chalone Vineyards – Stonewall Canyon Rd (Hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717 Sat-Sun 11:30-5, weekdays by appt De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176 Open by appointment only HAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-Fri 11-4 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5 Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5 Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 11-4 Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 11-5 Ray Franscioni – 132720 River Road; Gonzales; 831 455-1096 Open by appointment only Scheid Vineyards – 1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 Open daily 11-5 Ventana Vineyards – 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5 Wrath Wines – 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 Thu-Mon 11-4:30

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Barra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5 Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069 Open daily11-8 Bell Hill Vineyards– 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7 Brassfield Estate– 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895 Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in Winter Breggo Cellars – 11001 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Open daily 11-5 Brutocao Cellars – 7000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Open daily 10-5 Brutocao Cellars – 13500 Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1664 Open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Ceago Del Lago – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5 Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 N. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Open by appointment only Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill Creek Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146 Open by appointment only Claudia Springs – 1810 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Fri-Mon 11-5 Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs Rd. N., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651 May-Oct, Fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt Drew Family – 9000 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 Thu-Mon 11-5 Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1493 Open by appointment only Eden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 Open by appointment Elke Vineyards – 12351 Hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 Fri-Mon 11-5 Esterlina – 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo; 707 895-2920 Open by appointment only Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 Frey – 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5177 Mon-Fri 10-5, by appointment Germain-Robin – P. O. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314 Open by appointment only Mon-Frid Goldeneye Winery – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Open daily 11-4 Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707 744-8466 Open daily 10-5 Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Open daily 10-5 Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 10-5 Guiseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401School Way, Redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 Open by appointment only Handley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Harmonique Wines – 1810 Hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 Fri-Mon 11-5 Hawk and Horse – 13048 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-0910 Open by appointment only High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 E. State Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-9400 Tue-Sat 11-5 Husch Vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3216 Open daily 10-5 JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 877-462-0666 Open daily 10-5 Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4 Jim Ball Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 Open daily 11-5 Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995 By appointment Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Open daily 11-5 Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 By appointment

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Le Vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304 Open by appointment only Lolonis Vineyards – 1905 Rd D, Redwood Valley; 707 485-7544 Open by appointment Londer Vineyards – 14051 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-3900 Thu-Mon 11-5 Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 Ell River Rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 WINE (9463) Open by appointment only Maple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 Open daily 10:30-5 Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View Rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243 Open by appointment McDowell Valley – 13380 S. Hwy 101, Hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. Hwy 101 Suite #5, Hopland; 707 744-8463 Open daily 10-5 McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Open daily 10-5 Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Open daily 10-5 Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 800-564-2582 Open daily10-5 Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 Fri - Sun 11-5 Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley Road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213 Open by appointment Navarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Open daily 10-5 Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Open daily 10-5 Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 Old Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-0319 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Oster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257 Open by appointment Pacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Open daily 11-5 Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 Open daily 10-5 Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Open daily 11-5 Philo Ridge – Philo; 707 489-2303 Sat-Sun by appointment Ployez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Open daily 11-5 Raye's Hill Winery – 3400 Chardonnay Lane, Philo; 707 895-3439 Open by appointment Rivino – 4101 Cox Schrader Rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 Tue-Sun 1-5t Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Open daily 11-5 Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Mon-Tue 12-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30, Sun 11-5 Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South Highway 101, Hopland; 707 894-3683 Open daily 10-5 Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South Hwy 101, Hopland; 707 744-1671 Open daily 10-5 Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Open daily 11-5 Shannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5 Shed Horn Cellars – Socrate Mine Road, Middletown; 707 987-4716 Open by appointment Silversmith Vnyds – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: Fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce Grove Road, Lower Lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30 Sol Rouge – P.O. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000 Open by appointment Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5 Steele Wines – 4350 Thomas Drive, at Hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5 Terra Savia – 14200 Mountain House Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1114 Open by appointment Terrill Cellars and Tuscan Village – 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake; 707 252-8444 Daily 10-4 Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Open by appointment Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Nice; 707 274-9373 Open daily 10-5 Villa La Brenta – 1780 Highway 53, Clearlake; 707 994-4000 Tue-Sun 10-5 Vin de Tevis – 51161 Covelo Rd, Dos Rios; 707 983-8433 Open by appointment only Weibel Family Winery and Vineyards – 13275 So Hwy 101, Ste 1, Hopland; 707 744-2200 Open Daily 10-5 Whaler Vineyards – 6200 E Side Capella Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355 Open by appointment only Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 Open daily 10-5 Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 Open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6 ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 Open Daily 10-5 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy Road, Suisun City; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5 Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5 Tenbrink Vineyards – 4185 Chadbourne Road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334 Open by appointment only Rock Creek Vineyard – 4610 Green Valley Rd, Green Valley; 707 864-2471 Open by appointment only Suisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 Thu-Sun 12-5 Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5 Vezer Family Tasting Rm– 2522 Suite V Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6 Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025 Tours & tasting by appointment only Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5 Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 11-5

YOLO COUNTY
Berryessa Gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 Tue-Fri 12-4 or by appointment Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 Thurs 4:30-8:30, Fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4 Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 10-5 Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 Hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 Open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointment Carvalho Family – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5 Heringer Estates – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1227 Thu-Sun 11-5 Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 Currey Rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 Thu-Sun 12-5 Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6 Solomon Wine Co. – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Three Wine Company– poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 707 933-9752 Fri-Sun 11-5 Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5 Turkovich Family Wines– 304 Railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 Thu 12-6, Fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5 Wilson Vineyards – Clarksburg; 916 744-1456 Open by appointment only

BAY AREA/LIVERMORE
Bent Creek Winery – 5455 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-6320 Big White House – 6800 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1976 Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-0554 Cedar Mountain – 7000 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6636 Charles R Vnyds – 8195 Crane Ridge Rd, Livermore; 925 454-3040 Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Vly; 510 582-9900 Concannon – 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2505 Crooked Vine – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8156 Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510 304-0914 Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, Oakland; 510 452-1800 Deer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo Road, Livermore; 925 584-6494 el Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4 Sat-Sun 12-4 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays) Open daily 11-4:30 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, Sun 11-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by appt Fri-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointment Fri-Sun 12-5

SUISUN VALLEY
Blacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Blue Victorian Vineyards– 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., Fairfield; 707 422-8025 King Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine Coop Thu-Sun 12-5 Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6 Thu-Sun 12-5

Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Sat-Sun 12-5 Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Fri-Sun 12-5 Garré Vineyard & Winery – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5 Hidden Creek – 5937 Graham Ct, Suite B, Livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 John Christopher – 25 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, Livermore; 925-456-WINE Thu-Sun 12-6 La Rochelle – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6442 Open daily 12-4 Lolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek; 925-456-WINE Mon-Fri 1-4 Las Positas Vineyards – 682 Pinnacle Pl, Livermore; 925 989-0857 Sat-Sun 12-5 Lavish Laines Winery – Tasted at Good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, Livermore; 925 321-0373 Fri-Sun 11-5 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30

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Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Wed 4-9, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE Sat-Sun 12-5 Marr Cellars – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5 McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Miramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment only Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-6 Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30 Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco Rd, Livermore; 925 294-8647 Fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Occasio – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Fri-Sun 12 to 5 Page Mill– 1960 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30 Fri-Sunday & by appointment Red Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 12-4 Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore; 925 447-8941 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, Livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5:30 Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 408-209-9498 Fri-Sun 12-5 Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Open daily 12-4:30 Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 Tamas Estate – 5489 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Open daily 12-4:30 Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Fri-Sun 12-5 Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5 Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 12-5 Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 E. Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5 Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 Open daily 11-4:30 Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Open daily 11-6:30 Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5 White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Thu-Mon 12-4:30 Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411 Open by appointmentViano Vineyards Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 Fri-Sun 12-5 Brice Station – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-5280 Sat-Sun 12-5 CellarDoor – 21 N. School Street, Lodi; 209 339-4394 Tue-Thu 1-9, Fri 1-11, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5 Century Oak –22211 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Lodi; 209 334-3482 Open daily 12-4:30 Clements Ridge – 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3850 Fri-Sun 11-6 Coliseum – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 747-7733 Wed-Sun 11-5 d‘Art Wines – 13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi; 209 334-9946 Fri-Sun 12-5 Dancing Coyote – 3125 E Orange St., Acampo; 800 958-8524 Fri-Sun 11-5 Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School St., Lodi; 209 366-2634 Tue-Wed 7-6, Thu-Sat 8-9, Sun 9-3 Delicato Family – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Open daily 9-5:30 Gnekow Family Winery– 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Open daily 11-5 Grady Family –at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 Grand Amis – 115 North School Street, Suite 5, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Fri-Sun 1-5 Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat- Sun 12:30-5 Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Thu-Sun 12-5 Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5 Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 Daily 12-5 La Bonne Vie Cellars – 29181 S. Lehman Rd, Tracy; 209 836-21856 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt LangeTwins Winery – 1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo; 209 334-9780 Open by appointment only Lobo Loco –at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 2545 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 365-0261 Open daily 10-5 Lodi Wine Cellars/Benson Ferry – 112 Pine St., Lodi; 209 365-6622 Tues-Thu 3 -9, Fri-Sun 3-12 The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 Thu-Sun 12-4:30 M2 Wines – 1376 East Turner Road Suite D, Lodi; 209 339-1071 Fri-Sun 11-5 Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 Thu-Mon 11-5 Maley/Weibel–at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368 Fri-Sun11-5 McCormack Williamson – 3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 Fri-Sun 11-5 Michael~David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Open daily 8-5 Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3178 Open by appointment only Mokelumne Oaks – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5 Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12 (Victor Road), Lodi; 209 369-4758 Daily 10-5 Omega Cellars– 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Wed-Sun 10-5 Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Fri 11:30-5:30, Sat-Sun 12-6 Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Sat-Sun 11-5 Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent Road, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Sat-Sun 12-4 Spenker Winery – 17303 N. De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467 Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt only St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646 1-4 by appointment Sat & Sun St. Jorge Winery – 22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo; 209 365-0202 Fri-Sun 11-5 Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3314 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-6 VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Open daily 11-5 Viaggio Estate & Winery – 100 E. Taddei Rd., Lodi; 209 368-1378 Fri-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6 Vicarmont Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Sat-Sun 12-5 Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Thu-Mon 12-5 Watts – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5 Woodbridge Uncorked – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 WOODBRIDGE – 5950 Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by Appt

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

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
Abundance Vnyds –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Open daily 11-6 Akin Estates –at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Thu-Sun 11-5 Bixler Vnyds –at Woodbridge Uncorked, 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 Boitano Family – poured at Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 286-1595 Fri-Sun 12-5 Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at Clements Ridge, 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 334-4338 Fri-Sun 11-5

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