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

DECEMBER 17, 2010 – ISSUE 51 – VOLUME 29

Domaine Carneros

ON THE COVER Domaine Carneros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 WINE COUNTRY NEWS Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17 Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

WINERY FEATURE

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Sequoia Grove Vineyards

SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-41 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35 Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41

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B.R. Cohn Winery’s Tom Montgomery

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SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-55 Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-55 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57 Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580 LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-63 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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Eric Ross Winery

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
TO EUREKA TO REDDING

Fort Bragg

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Mendocino Willits Little River Calpella

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Elk Ukiah

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Pt. Arena Boonville Yorkville

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Hopland

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Lakeport

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Cloverdale Geyserville

Clear Lake
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Lake Sonoma

Clearlake Lower Lake

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Healdsburg
Timber Cove Jenner Bodega Bay Guerneville

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Sebastopol

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Tomales

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Kenwood Glen Ellen

Middletown

Auburn

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Calistoga
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St. Helena
Rutherford Yountville

Sacramento
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Petaluma

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Davis

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Vallejo

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San Rafael

San Pablo Bay
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Oakdale Manteca

Chinese Camp

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Woodside

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Fremont

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Modesto

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San Jose
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Santa Cruz
Capitola

Morgan Hill

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Gilroy

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Monterey Bay

Watsonville Moss Landing

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Chowchilla

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Monterey
Pacific Grove

Salinas
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TO PASO ROBLES & SAN LUIS OBISPO TO LOS ANGELES

Carmel

TO BIG SUR & MORRO BAY

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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 13-15, 18-24: Santa Express • Dec 17: Murder Mystery Dinner • Dec 19: Moonlight Escape, Full Cold Moon • Dec 31: New Year’s Celebration ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • Dec 18: VOENA: Voices of the Season, O Holy Night • Dec 21: A Charlie Brown Christmas with David Benoit • Jan 7: George Winston • Jan 13: Talk Cinema • Jan 14: Steve Tyrell • Jan 16: Rockapella • Jan 21: Guitar Masters • Jan 22: Bellydance Superstars • Jan 23: Suzanne Vega • Jan 28: The Callaway Sisters in BOOM! ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com • Dec 18: The Nutcracker – Napa Regional Dance Co. • Dec 19: Bill Maher ONGOING di Rosa Preserve Art & Nature Napa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org • Ongoing through Jan 29: Know the Rules – Break Them ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre Napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com • Dec 18: The Greyboy Allstars • April 7: George Thorogood & The Destroyers ONGOING Friday Night Winemaker Events JV Wine & Spirits, Napa, 5-7pm, $2, 707-253-2624, www.jvwine.com • Dec 17: Annual Champagne & Caviar Party ONGOING Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley Napa Town Center, Napa, 707-253-9450 www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices • Dec 15, 17, 24, 31: Fine Wine & Artisan Cheese • Dec 18-19: California Cheeses & Napa Wines • Dec 21: Sweet Dessert Wines • Dec 26: Chocolate Decadence • Jan 2: Wine of the Month & Cheese Pairing • Jan 4, 7, 14, 21, 25, 28: Fine Wine & Artisan Cheese • Jan 8-9: Tri-Tip Steak Appetizer • Jan 12, 15-16: Chocolate Decadence • Jan 22-23: European Cheeses & Napa Wines • Jan 29-30: Pulled Pork Appetizer ONGOING Winemaker Family-Style Dinner Farmstead Restaurant, Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, $60/food & wine www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant, 707-963-9181 ONGOING Music on the Terrace Domaine Chandon, Yountville, 1-5pm, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 ONGOING Joseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & Seminars An opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours 11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-Friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, except Insignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. Terrace tastings daily, $25 RSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com · Insignia Blending · Le Nez · Tasting Terroir · Wine Appreciation · Cool California (Freestone Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) · Barrel seminars (Napa Valley Cab) ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND Wine Component Tasting Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards St. Helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com EVERY 4TH WEEKEND Wine & Food Pairing Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. Helena 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val Napa, daily 10am-5pm, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com • Classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine. • Reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine. • Tours by appointment with 24 hour advance notice ONGOING Buon Amici Members & Guests Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena,10am-4:30pm 707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com • Members Only New Release Tastings • Barrel Tastings by appointment • Vertical Tastings by appointment • Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointment ONGOING Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting at Monticello Vineyards Napa, Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley $25 RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com ONGOING V. Sattui Winery St. Helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com • Classic tasting, daily, $5 • Premium tasting, daily, $10 • Food & wine pairing, Mon-Thu, $18 • Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25 • Italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses • Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more • Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar • 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic grounds ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS Food & Wine Pairings at Etude Winery Napa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/members www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300 ONGOING Rombauer Vineyards St. Helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com • Friday-Sunday: Open by advance appointment only • Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm • Tasting $10 • Wine & Cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines Rutherford, RSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com • Traditional Tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm • Premier Tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm • Private Group Tasting, $20, by appt • Cellar Tour & Tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-F by appt • Vineyard View Tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-F by appt • Abacus Tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt • Wine Train, $180 ONGOING Tours and Tastings at William Hill Estate Winery Napa, 10am-5pm, by appt. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com • Taste the Napa Valley, $12 • Chardonnay Experience/with food pairing, $16/$20 • Exploring Cabernets, $20 • Estate Exclusives, $25 • Intro to William Hill Estate Tour and Tasting, $25 • The William Hill Estate Experience Tour and Tasting, $40 ONGOING Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt) 800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.com ONGOING Wine Tasting Experiences at Benessere Vineyards St. Helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt • Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10 • Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15 • Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15 • Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20 • Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15 ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery Napa , 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com • Individual Tastings, $12 • Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting • Food & Wine Pairing • Vineyard Tour • Blending Class • Wine Sensory Seminar ONGOING Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Rutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10 Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm 707-963-2784, www.grgich.com ONGOING Tastings & Tours at Artesa Winery Napa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com • Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40 • Daily Guided Tours • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winery Napa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com • Regular tasting, $10 • Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person ONGOING Educational Tours & Wine Tasting at Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com • Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50 • Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20 • Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP tours ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre St. Helena, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, $12.50 707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery For details, 888-RMONDAVI x2, www.robertmondavi.com • The Signature Tour & Tasting • The Wine Tasting Basics • The Exclusive Cellar Tasting• Tasting Beyond the Basics • The “Harvest of Joy” Tour & Lunch ONGOING Reserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling Vineyards Calistoga, 11am, Private tasting in the Reserve Room after the tour, $45 800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.com ONGOING VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour Bourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appointment, $15 mid-week special Mention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.com ONGOING Tastings at Silverado Vineyards Napa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com • Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, $75 • Library Tasting, $75 • Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$10, Premier/$20 • Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15 • Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting

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ONGOING Appellation Tastings at Elizabeth Spencer Rutherford, 10:45am & 4pm by appointment, $40 707-963-6067, www.elizabethspencerwines.com 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 THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Bacchus That Rascal Clos Pegase, Calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “History of Wine“ 707-942-4981, www.clospegase.com ONGOING THURSDAY - SATURDAY Temptastings in the Temptation Cave at Flora Springs Winery St. Helena,11am & 2pm, $25, $15/member RSVP 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com ONGOING SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town Napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 5 Eye on Egypt Photography Exhibit St. Supéry Winery, Rutherford, 10am-5pm www.stsupery.com, 800-231-9116 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 6 Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries Passport to visit 15 Calistoga wineries, $50 www.CalistogaVisitors.com, 866-306-5588 ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 13 Art Rogers: Photographs Yesterday & Today at Mumm Napa Rutherford, 707-967-7700, www.mummnapa.com DECEMBER 16 Holiday Cooking Class at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659 DECEMBER 19, 26 Holiday Tea at the Chateau at Domaine Carneros Napa, 3-4:30pm, 707-257-0101x135, $45/member, $50/guests www.domainecarneros.com DECEMBER 26 150th Anniversary Celebration at Charles Krug Winery 150th wedding & winery celebration, tastings, sweets & more! St. Helena, 10:30am-5om, www.charleskrug.com DECEMBER 31 Carnival – New Year’s Eve Celebration Domaine Chandon, Yountville, $225, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 JANUARY 29 Mustard Magic: Grand Opening Event Napa Valley Mustard Festival, The Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena 7pm, $125/adv, $150, www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 28 Visual Art Competition & Sale Napa Valley Mustard Festival, St. Supéry Winery, Rutherford A weekend of fine art. www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 FEBRUARY 6-7 A Weekend of Fine Art Napa Valley Mustard Festival, St. Supéry Winery, Rutherford & galleries throughout Napa Valley, www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133

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FEBRUARY 19 The Grand Dinner Napa Valley Mustard Festival, The Culinary Institute of America St. Helena, 6pm, $225, www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 MARCH 6-7 Mustard, Mud & Music – A Calistoga Jazz Festival Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Downtown Calistoga, 1-6pm www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 MARCH 12 The Awards: A Spicy Soirée Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Black Stallion Winery, Napa, 7pm $100/adv, $125, www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 MARCH 13-14 The Marketplace Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Along the Riverfront, Downtown Napa 11am-5pm, www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 MARCH 19 A Taste of Yountville Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Downtown Yountville, 11am-5pm www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 MARCH 26 The Photo Finish Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Mumm Napa, Rutherford, 7pm, $95/adv, $125 www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 MARCH 29 – MAY 1 Photography Contest Exhibit Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Mumm Napa, Rutherford www.mustardfestival.org, 707-938-1133 ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Wine & Food Sampling at Hop Kiln Russian River Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine & sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm 707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.com ONGOING Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. Complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.com ONGOING Food and Wine Pairing at the Mayo Reserve Room 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting $35, Reservations recommended,707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.com 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 THURSDAY-SATURDAY Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour Healdsburg, 10:30am, $25, 800-447-3060, www.michelschlumberger.com ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola Geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20 707-431-4811, www.ryew.com ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines RSVP, 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.com EVERY FRIDAY MORNING Sonoma Valley Farmers’ Market Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 ONGOING THURSDAYS Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba Sonoma, Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine tasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.com EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY The Art of Winemaking Workshop Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm 707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com ONGOING Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School 450 West Spain St, Sonoma, Check website for schedule. 707-933-0450, www.ramekins.com ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 19 Photos with Santa Larson Family Winery, Sonoma, 1-4pm www.larsonfamilywinery.com, 707-938-3031 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 25 Dickens Dinners Madrona Manor, Healdsburg, 6:30pm www.madronamanor.com, 707-433-4231 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 26 Art Card Exhibit Quercia Gallery, Duncans Mills, www.Quercia-Gallery.com, 707-865-0243 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 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 JANUARY 30 Landscape Paintings by Ellen Boulanger Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate, Healdsburg www.michelschlumberger.com, 707-433-7427 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 31 (WED-SUN) Magical Toyland: Model Trains & Teddy Bears Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society, Healdsburg, 11am-4pm www.healdsburgmuseum.org, 707-431-3325 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 6 Mad Science, Experiments in Kinetic & Robotic Art 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 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 Tour & Taste at The Olive Press 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Sonoma, www.theolivepress.com, 707-939-8900 ONGOING THROUGH 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

SONOMA COUNTY
ONGOING Friday Night Music at Sebastiani Winery Sonoma, 6:30-9:30pm, 800-888-5532x3230, www.sebastiani.com ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org • Dec 14: Dave Koz & Friends • Dec 15: Béla Fleck & The Flecktones • Dec 18: Great Russian Nutcracker • Dec 22: Paul Anka • Jan 11: Tango Buenos Aires • Jan 12: Psychic Medium John Edward • Jan 14: The Peking Acrobats • Jan 15: The Wedding Expo • Jan 21: Food, Inc with Eric Schlosser • Jan 22-24: Santa Rosa Symphony Set Four ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center Rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com • Dec 16-19: Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge • Dec 17-19: The Nutcracker ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com • Dec 31 & Jan 1: Melvin Seals & JGB ONGOING Gourmet au Bay Winemaker Series Bodega Bay, Tasting & conversation with the winemakers! 3-5pm 707-875-9875, www.gourmetaubay.com ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 19 Farmers’ Market in Old Downtown Windsor www.windsorfarmersmarket.com, 707-838-1320, 10am-1pm • Dec 19: Market Close & Holiday Celebration ONGOING Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Introduces Thematic Wine Program Honoring great local wine makers. Plus, each Thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity winetenders. The Lodge at Sonoma, RSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042

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ONGOING THROUGH 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 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 Olive Trees in Sonoma State Historic Park 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Sonoma, www.parks.ca.gov, 707-938-9560 DECEMBER 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 16-21 A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail – Raven Youth Troupe Raven Theater, Healdsburg, 707-284-3808 DECEMBER 18 Ode to Crab Winery Dinner at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, 6pm, $125, $99/members, Reservations required www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WINE DECEMBER 18 Annual Holiday Party at Mayo Family Winery Glen Ellen, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-707-938-9401 DECEMBER 18 Wine Club Pickup Party at Sausal Winery Healdsburg, www.sausalwinery.com, 800-500-2285 DECEMBER 18 Sparkling Holidays – Special Tasting of Amista Sparkling Syrah Amista Vineyards, Healdsburg, 11am-4:30pm, $3 www.amistavineyards.com, 707-431-9200 DECEMBER 18 Breakfast with Santa Costeaux French Bakery, Healdsburg, 9-11am www.costeaux.com, 707-433-1913 DECEMBER 18 Children’s Holiday Reading by the Fireplace Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg, 1-2pm, 707-431-2800 DECEMBER 18 Sing-Along Messiah Santa Rosa High School, Santa Rosa, 7:30pm, 707-546-8742 DECEMBER 26-31 Week-long Holiday Celebration – Big Bottle for Big Occasions! Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood, 10am-5pm, $10, $20/reserve tasting www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258 DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Party Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, 8:30pm, 707-938-4626 JANUARY 2 Three Kings Day at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 4pm, RSVP, $10, under 12/free www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 JANUARY 7 Martini Madness at Saddles Restaurant MacArthur Place, Sonoma–10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season 5-7pm, www.macarthurplace.com JANUARY 15-16 Pinot Gris Release at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, 10am-5pm, $10, $20/reserve wine tasting www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258 JANUARY 15-16 19th Annual Winter Wineland Wine~Art~Education Russian River Wine Road, $45/weekend, $35/Sunday, $5/drivers, 11am-4pm www.wineroad.com, 800-723-6336

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JANUARY 22 Feast of the Olive Dinner Ramekins Culinary School, Sonoma–10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season 5:30-10pm, $150, www.sonomavalley.com/olivefestival, 707-996-1090x108 FEBRUARY 18 VinOlivo The Lodge at Sonoma, Sonoma–10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season 7-10pm, www.sonomavalleywine.com, 707-935-0803 FEBRUARY 19-21 Olive Festival Finale Weekend Sonoma–10th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Various events & locations, www.sonomavalley.com/olivefestival, 707-996-1090 MARCH 5 The Crab is Back - Russian River Valley Winegrowers Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa – A Russian River Valley Wine & Food Event, 5:30-9:30pm, $55, www.rrvw.org, 707-521-2535 MARCH 25-28 5th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma, www.artisancheesefestival.com 707-521-2534, www.rrvw.org 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 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 18 Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne & Beyond Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay De Young Museum, San Francisco, www.deyoung.famsf.org, 415-750-3600 JANUARY 8 La Crema Sonoma Coast Wine Dinner Melissa Stackhouse, Winemaker La Crema Vineyards Campton Place, San Francisco, $130 www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574 FEBRUARY 22 Nemerever Oakville Wine Dinner Tasting & dinner with Proprietor William Nemerever Campton Place, San Francisco, $140 www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574 MARCH 8 Groth Napa Valley Wine Tasting & Dinner Suzanne Groth, Proprietor, Campton Place, San Francisco, $140 www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574 APRIL 5 Saintsbury Carneros Wine Tasting & Dinner Jerome Chery, Winemaker, Campton Place, San Francisco, $130 www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574 DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day Dining in Navio Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $125, 1-9pm www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040 DECEMBER 26 Nutcracker Brunch in Navio Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $105, $52.50/ages 5-12 www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040, 10am, 12pm & 2:30pm DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Dinner in Navio Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $130, $65/ages 5-12 www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040, 6pm & 8:30pm DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Dinner in The Observatory/Miramontes Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $185, 8pm www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040 DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Celebration in the Conservatory Lounge Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040 DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Children’s Party Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, 6pm-12:30am, $110/ages 5-12 www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7667, Reservations required JANUARY 1 New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet Ballroom Foyer, Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $38 www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040, 7-11:30am JANUARY 1 Bloody Mary Brunch in Navio Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $110, $55/ages 5-12 www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040, 10am, 12pm, 2:30pm

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 • Ongoing through Dec 23: Christmas Train ONGOING FRIDAYS Tuscan Village Music Art Series Terrill Cellars, Lower Lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354 ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 27 American Masterpieces: The Artistic Legacy of California Indian Basketry Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, www.gracehudsonmuseum.org. 707-467-2836 DECEMBER 15-19 Avenue of Lights Lake County Fairgrounds, Lakeport, 5-9pm www.lakecountyfair.com, 707-263-6181 DECEMBER 19 Christmas Celebration Concert Clear Lake High School, Lakeport, 3pm, $20, $15/members www.clearlakeperformingarts.org, 707-277-7076 JANUARY 8 Barrel Tasting & Crab McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 10am-5pm, free www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986 FEBRUARY 12 Valentine’s Day Barrel Tasting & Food & Wine Pairings McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Hopland, 10am-5pm, free www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986 FEBRUARY 12-13 6th Annual International Alsace Varietals Festival Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association, Various events & locations in Anderson Valley, www.avwines.com, 707-895-WINE FEBRUARY 19 Wine & Chocolate Festival Mt. Konocti Growers, Lakeport, 12-4pm www.lakecounty.com, 707-279-0563, $35/adv, $40

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 • Jan 11, 25: Poetic Cellars • Feb 1, 8: Vino Tabi Winery • Mar 1, 8: Martin Ranch Winery ONGOING Concerts at Montalvo Arts Center Saratoga, 408-961-5858, www.montalvoarts.org MARCH 25-27 Treasure Market 2011: Vintage & Vogue Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto museum.stanford.edu/TM, 650-326-4533

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael 415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us • Dec 18: Marin Dance Theatre, Sophie & The Enchanted Toy Shop • Dec 18: Dance with Sherry Studio’s Tapcracker© • Dec 19: SingersMarin presents “Tis the Season...Global Harmony • Dec 31: Best of the San Francisco Comedy Competition • Jan 8: Love2Dance Best of the Bay • Jan 8-9: Bay Area World Guitar Show • Jan 10, 13: Marin Speakers Series, Jeanette Walls • Jan 15: The Peking Acrobats 25th Anniversary Tour • Jan 16: Guitar Masters: Eric Johnson, Andy McKee & Peppino D’Agostino • Jan 22: Bay Area Environmental Education Fair • Jan 23: RoCo Dance On Stage • Jan 28-30: Gem Faire • Jan 29: Caylia Chaiken, The Date Whisperer • Jan 30: Marin Symphony, Music of Poignancy & Passion

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
ONGOING FRIDAYS Friday Night Tastings at Prima Walnut Creek, 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/members www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780 ONGOING SATURDAYS Saturday Night Tastings at Prima Walnut Creek, 3-5pm, $20, $10/members www.primaristorante.com, 925-935-7780

SAN MATEO COUNTY
DECEMBER 18-19 Teddy Bear Tea Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $69, $59/ages 5-12 12:30-2:30pm & 3:30-5pm, Teddy bear gift for each child www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040 DECEMBER 18 Holiday Cookie Decorating Class Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $85/ages 5-12, 1-4pm www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7667, reservations required DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve Dining in Navio Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $105, 5-9:30pm www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040 DECEMBER 25 Nutcracker Brunch in the Ballroom Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, $108, $54/ages 5-12 www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb, 650-712-7040, 10:30am-3:30pm

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SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING The Walt Disney Family Museum The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, 415-345-6816 www.waltdisney.org • Ongoing through Dec 31: Film, Christmas with Walt Disney • Dec 17-19: Look Closer, Walt’s Skits • Dec 18: Artists’ Vocal Ensemble, A Candlelight Christmas

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ONGOING Bankhead Theatre Livermore Valley performing Arts Center, Livermore 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org • Dec 17-19: The Nutcracker • Dec 23: A Chanticleer Christmas • Dec 30: Big Fat Kiss Off XVIII • Dec 31: Hot Club of San Francisco • Jan 7: The Kingston Trio • Jan 8: The Ying Quartet • Jan 9: Through the Eyes of Faith • Jan 14-15: Diavolo ONGOING Wine Cave Tasting Experience Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20, $15/wine club members RSVP, 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com/caves ONGLING THROUGH JANUARY 25 Watercolors by Larry Gibson Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room, Livermore, 11am-4:30pm www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2300 DECEMBER 17 Winetaster Lunch Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, www.elliston.com, 925-762-2377 DECEMBER 18 Winetaster Dinner Elliston Vineyards, Sunol, www.elliston.com, 925-762-2377 MARCH 19-20 Third Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association 30+ participating wineries, 12-:4:30pm, $30/adv, $35 www.LVwine.org, 925-447-9463 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 THROUGH DECEMBER 23 A Tuna Christmas – Pacific Repertory Theatre Circle Theatre, Carmel, 7:30pm, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100 ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH MAY Winemaker Wednesdays Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola–Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 19 Poisoning Pigeons – A Tribute to Tom Lehrer Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel, 7:30pm, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100 ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 2 GLOW: Living Lights Pacific Grove Museum, Pacific Grove, www.pgmuseum.org, 831-648-5716 DECEMBER 16 Biggest Little Christmas Party La Playa Hotel, Carmel, 6pm, 831-624-6476x488 DECEMBER 17-19, 20-23 Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 DECEMBER 18-19 Holiday Tree Walk Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 DECEMBER 18 Christmas Concert with Camerata Singers Carmel Mission, Carmel, 831-624-3600 DECEMBER 19 Lighted Boat Parade Monterey Bay, Monterey, 5pm, www.monterey.org/harbor DECEMBER 26 Wine’d Down Sunday at Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge Cannery Row, Monterey, 3-6pm, www.scheidvineyards.com, 831-455-9990 DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve at the Inn: A Night on the Mediterranean Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, $350 www.pebblebeach.com, 800654-9300 DECEMBER 31 First Night Monterey Custom House Plaza, Monterey, www.firstnightmonterey.org

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 Hotel Leger Mokelumne Hill, www.hotelleger.com, 209-286-1401 • Dec 31: New Year’s Party ONGOING Live Music at Cedar Center Arnold, 209-588-0999 DECEMBER 15 Cooking Demo Marisolio Tasting Bar, Murphys, 10am-6pm, $25, 209-728-8853 DECEMBER 16-18 Nutcracker Ballet Bret Harte Theatre, Angels Camp, 209-754-1774 JANUARY 21 Silent Movie Night: The General with Buster Keaton Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, 6:30pm, $20 www.ironstonevineyards.com, 209-728-1251

NEVADA COUNTY
ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 17 42nd Annual Cornish Christmas Downtown Grass Valley, 6-9pm www.downtowngrassvalley.com, 530-272-8315 DECEMBER 15, 19 California Victorian Christmas Downtown, Nevada City, 800-655-6569, www.downtownnevadacity.com DECEMBER 16 B&B Candlelight Tour Visit participating Historic Inns, 4:30-7:30pm www.goldcountryinns.net, 530-477-6634 DECEMBER 17 Donation Day Parade Downtown Grass Valley, 10am-12pm, 530-265-4655

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel Carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com • Dec 28-29: Mixed Nutz! The Nutcracker ReMixed! • Jan 12: Diavolo • Jan 23: Monterey Symphony Concert III • Jan29: Rita Moreno 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 & great 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

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com • Dec 16-23: Christmas Train • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Party ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.C. Davis, 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org • Dec 18: American Bach Soloists • Jan 15-16: Kenric Tam, piano • Jan 20: Mark O’Connor & Julian Lage • Jan 22: Itzhak Perlman, violin • Jan 26: Daniel Handler • Jan 27: 25th Hour • Jan 29-30: Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt • Jan 29-31: MOMIX, Botanica

SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS
ONGOING Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown, 209-984-3953, www.railtown1897.org • Dec 18-19: Santa Express DECEMBER 16, 18, 20, 22, 24-25 The Bracebridge Dinner The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park, www.yosemitepark.com, 801-559-4884

SOLANO COUNTY
SUISUN VALLEY
DECEMBER 26-27 SVGGA Anniversary Weekend Participating Suisun Valley Wineries, 12-5pm www.suisunvalleywines.com, 707-864-0730

EL DORADO COUNTY
JANUARY 29-30 Bring Out the Barrel – Barrel Tasting Weekend El Dorado Winery Association, 11am-5pm, www.ElDoradoWines.org

AMADOR COUNTY
ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 15 Holiday Open House Story Winery, Plymouth, 11am-5pm, www.zin.com, 209-245-6208 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER Christmas Store Amador Flower Farm, Amador, www.amadorflowerfarm.com, 209-245-6660

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
ONG0ING Hutchins Street Square 209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com • Feb 13: In the Mood DECEMBER 18 Live Music with Swing Shift Lodi Cellar Door, Lodi, 7-10pm, 209-334-1981

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INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER by Len Napolitano

Why should I smell wine before I taste it?
A wine’s aroma is mostly responsible for what you taste. Try sipping wine while holding your nose closed and you’ll find that it has virtually no taste at all. The little bit of flavor that you get with your nose closed is because the wine’s aroma has entered your nasal cavity through your mouth. A wine’s aroma originates from chemical molecules in a gaseous state that rise from the surface of the wine. Even in small concentrations, we are able to detect the presence of these molecules in the form of distinct fragrances. Every individual aroma that we can identify in a wine, and thus, every flavor we perceive, is actually a chemical compound. These are compound groups such as alcohols, aldehydes and esters. They have names like ethyl acetate, benzoic aldehyde, and piperonal. An offsmelling wine with the aroma of rotten eggs actually has excessive hydrogen sulfide. When sniffing and tasting wine, concentrate on the individual aromas that make up a wine’s overall impression. Wine is warmed as it enters the mouth, which releases the aromas that travel up a passage in the back of the mouth. The membranes along this route are what perceive the aroma as either pleasant or foul and enable you to identify a specific aroma. The next time you want to impress someone with your wine tasting aptitude, take a sip of Chardonnay with flavors of honey, butter and nuances of hazelnut and then declare how much you love its balance of phenyl-ethylic acids and undecalactones. You will be admired more for your skills at pronunciation than wine tasting.
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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SEQUOIA GROVE VINEYARDS
by Diana Greenwood
Some things get better with age. Sequoias, for example, grow from delicate seedlings to majestic trees with massive trunks the width of a barn and branches that stretch from cloud to cloud. With age, giant Sequoias are wise and wonderful proof that time rooted in a single spot is just what a seedling needs to thrive. Sequoia Grove Vineyards was a seedling in 1978, planted at 8338 St. Helena Highway under the shade of Sequoias already giant at the time. But there wasn’t much else useful in the spot except a rundown vineyard, a century-old barn, and an old farmhouse that needed a chain saw and a sledgehammer to make it livable. The vineyards were torn out and extensive replanting was completed, primarily Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, the winery mostly growing grapes for neighbors also new to the business. The barn stayed and became the tasting room and bottling line area, the working winery one where if you popped in at any given time you might be given a task to complete. One of the wisest decisions made in those seedling years was the hiring of Michael Trujillo who came on board as Winemaker in 1982, bringing along his knowledge of chemistry and a winemaking certificate from the University of California at Davis. Today, as Director of Winemaking and President of Sequoia Grove, Michael has witnessed the staying power of a solid, award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, his signature wine that speaks of rich soil and velvety fruit. For years he produced two versions of this wine, a Reserve and Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. But in 2007 he decided to combine the two, offering a richer, more complex wine that shows varietal expression, structure, and balance with a true sense of place. Michael describes the 2007 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as red-black in color with intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry and currants interwoven with burnt toast and tar. On the palate, flavors of sweet ripe raspberries come through and the wine has smooth tannins and creamy weight with an impeccable balance and a long finish. “In my winemaking I strive for balance and varietal character to come through,” said Michael. “I don’t get carried away with the big, high-alcohol wine trend that influences much of the industry. I strive for richness and balance from start to finish.” The 2007 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable now but will evolve beautifully as it ages in the bottle, getting even better over time. The winery recently completed a program along with Firebirds Wood Fire Grill called “Buy a Bottle, Save a Tree” where 10% of sales from bottle purchases were donated to the Sequoia Grove Vineyards’ Save a Tree Campaign, an initiative benefitting the Sequoia Parks Foundation. The program raised awareness of the need to protect these silent giants, the world’s largest trees. The tasting room, recently remodeled but still rustic and old-barn casual, is on the top of the friendly list in the Napa Valley with a staff that likes to chat. When you’ve been around a long time, some things just come naturally so expect to learn a lot about the history of the region and the winemaking process. You’ll hear too, the story of the Sequoia that was struck by lightning and crashed through the roof in 2003, leaving a hole the perfect size for a skylight, now called, of course, “the lightning skylight.” Always thrifty, the winery salvaged the wood from the enormous tree and made presentation boxes. There are copper details, upscale wine-country gifts, and you’ll lean on a polished tasting counter made of a single piece of wood. Two large upright French casks or “puncheons” flank the double-door entrance, and there always seems to be a pleasant and earthy mix of scents here; the heady scent of fermenting wine, wildflowers, and even a hint of sawdust. Set back from Highway 29, this is a quiet place where wind whispers through the branches above lovely gardens backed by 22 acres of estate vineyards. Sequoia Grove Vineyards is open daily for

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tasting from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the tasting fee is $15. You’ll try current releases that will include wines produced exclusively for the winery as well as their more widely-available varietals. If you love Chardonnay, try the 2008 Carneros Napa Valley Chardonnay, an affordable wine for any occasion. Rich gold in color, the aroma is heady and intense with complex notes of lemon verbena, fresh mango and crème brulée. Further olfactory discovery leads to red ripe apple, cinnamon, toasted pineapple and lemon/lime aromas. There is a hint of mineral steeliness, similar to wet river rocks, in the background. The wine has bright lemon/lime on the palate, continuing to ripe pineapple and ending with a long, custardy finish. Located at 8338 St. Helena Highway, Sequoia Grove Vineyards offers casual tours Monday through Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. You’ll be greeted with a glass of Chardonnay and then take a guided jaunt through the vineyards, winemaking facility and grounds under the shade of the giant Sequoia trees. The tour concludes with a barrel sampling of future vintages. For special events and additional tour and tasting options, visit the website at www.sequoiagrove.com or call 1-800-851-7841 or locally, (707) 944-2945. On weekends there is a wine and chocolate pairing program from 2 to 3:30 p.m. that promises to perk up your palate with wines selected to complement handmade chocolates from local chocolatiers. There is a minimum of four people and reservations are required. Sequoia Grove Vineyards is a place that has aged gracefully as wine does, and as those majestic Sequoias do too.

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Perfect Pairs
Braised Lamb Shanks with Joseph Phelps 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
In the art of pairing wine with food, like in literature, there are classics. For every Moby Dick or Tom Sawyer, there’s an equally legendary food and wine combination, like Sauternes with Stilton cheese or this column’s pairing of lamb with a red Bordeaux-varietal wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon. Although a reasonable argument could be made for pairing a red Burgundy-varietal wine, specifically, Pinot Noir, with a lamb dish, this flavorful recipe for Braised Lamb Shanks from Napa Valley-based Joseph Phelps Vineyards demands a wine with a little more muscle and intensity. It could be said that these braised lamb shanks and the Joseph Phelps 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon work together as naturally as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. A lamb shank takes the meat located below the knee of the leg, a meat which is typically tough and lean. Therefore, it’s necessary to break down the connective tissues that make the meat tough through a combination of dry heat (searing the surfaces) and moist heat (simmering in liquid). What’s more, a slow, extended period of heating the meat and then allowing it to sit overnight after being cooked will easily convert the meat from tough to tender. What makes this Cabernet Sauvignon the perfect wine for this recipe is its balance of tannin structure with intense flavors of blackberries and plum. The mouthwatering fatty compounds in the lamb are cleansed from the palate by the wine’s soft, dry tannins. On the other hand, the robust fruit and its natural acid contribution is countered by the recipe’s generous amounts of salt, pepper and tomato paste. Perhaps most important to the success of this pairing is the fact that the wine is outstanding on its own merit. In fact, it earned a rare “trifecta” of wine ratings, scoring 91 points from three different wine publications: The Wine Advocate, International Wine Cellar and Wine Spectator Online. Though well-known for its flagship wine, “Insignia,” Joesph Phelps offers many highly rated wines across the board. Joseph Phelps Vineyards offers tastings by appointment only. Check the website for terrace tastings at www.josephphelps.com/tastings or the seminars at www.josephphelps.com/seminars. All are by appointment. Call the Guest Center directly at 1-800-707-5789 or (707) 967-3720 to make a reservation.

BY LEN NAPOLITANO

BRAISED LAMB SHANKS
Recipe by Stephen Pavy Serves: 6-8 This dish should be made over a two-day timeframe, if possible. Aside from enhancing the flavors, this leisurely preparation schedule allows the cook plenty of time to clean up after the messiest part of the preparations. • 7 - 8 lbs. lamb shanks – Have your butcher crack the shanks for easier handling • Salt and freshly ground pepper to (generously) sprinkle over the shanks • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 2 large onions, very coarsely chopped • 2 medium shallots, sliced • 6 garlic cloves, peeled • 5 medium carrots cut into large chunks • 3 celery ribs, cut into large chunks • 3 tablespoons double strength Italian tomato paste • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary • 3 cups red wine • 5 cups low sodium chicken broth Pre-heat oven to 350°F Sprinkle salt and pepper all over lamb shanks. Heat olive oil in large heavy-bottomed kettle or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering. (I strongly recommend one with greater than 6 quart capacity, otherwise spillage is very likely.) Place shanks in single layer in kettle or Dutch oven. (You will need to repeat this since not all shanks will fit at once.) Cook, turning once, until shanks are nicely browned all over. This should take around 7 minutes per layer. Transfer shanks to platter and set aside. Add all vegetables, herbs, tomato paste and ½ tsp. salt to kettle or Dutch oven and cook until vegetables begin to soften (3-4 minutes). Add wine, and then stock, using wooden spoon to pry up browned bits on bottom of pan. Bring liquid to simmer, then add the reserved lamb shanks and additional salt and pepper to taste. Cover tightly and place in pre-heated oven. Cook for 1 ½ hours. Uncover and cook for 30 minutes more. Turn shanks and cook, still uncovered, for 15 minutes longer. Remove from oven and use tongs to remove bone from shanks. (The meat should be sufficiently tender that it is falling off the bone at this point.) Place cooled bones on platter so that you can remove last bits of meat (add these bits to the pot) by hand before discarding bones. Allow to cool and then refrigerate overnight. One hour before serving, scrape congealed fat from surface of chilled broth/lamb and discard fat. Place pot on stove and heat thoroughly through. Liquid should be simmering. Allow guests to spoon lamb and vegetables into shallow bowls, passing bread for the sauce. (I prefer Della Fattoria polenta bread but any rustic will do just fine.)

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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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Domaine Carneros – A Sparkling Delight
by Rachel Hall
This is living. I’m sitting here sipping award-winning sparkling wine by the fireplace while my husband savors Pinot Noir, in a gorgeous winery chateau, overlooking rolling hills of beautiful vineyards. The family at the next table has ordered a bottle of wine. A couple nearby is enjoying flights of wine. Food lovers that we are, we’re debating which to order: a plate of artisan cheeses, smoked salmon, charcuterie (prepared meats), French-style pastries or the ultimate indulgence – caviar. We feel like royalty, even though we’re totally comfortable in our usual travel garb. The hospitality is warm, gracious and inviting. And the biggest surprise? This taste of luxury is amazingly easy on the pocketbook – tastings, food pairings and wines! Domaine Carneros is a sparkling jewel of a winery, set on a knoll about five miles west of Napa, five miles east of Sonoma, all decked out in holiday splendor. Got a camera? The beauty of the gardens and “Famous Gate,” the grand staircase, fountains, terraces, salon, holiday décor and views are a photographer’s dream. The majestic chateau is modeled after Champagne Taittinger in France. The Carneros winery was founded by the Tait-

tinger family, and the wines truly rival those of Champagne and Burgundy. Since its inception in 1987, Eileen Crane has served as CEO and sparkling winemaker. Over the years, she’s become something of a legend – innovative, masterly and down to earth all at the same time. She’s led the winery in a philosophy of sustainability, and it feels good knowing the winery farms all its vineyards organically and collects and uses solar power, too. I’ve seen Domaine Carneros Vintage Brut in a few shops and restaurants, but I had no idea they produced such a selection of bubbly, Pinot Noir and other still wines. Our host tells me only three of their wines are distributed while all the rest are available exclusively from the winery. In addition, two were just included in Saveur magazine’s “21 California Wines to Drink Now,” and almost all consistently earn over 90 points from Wine Spectator magazine. So while we eagerly await our “Art of Sparkling Wine” tour (we’ve heard it’s a gem), I’m strolling the gift shop finishing my 2010 gift giving in style. There are sparkling and still wines in keepsake wood boxes, wine and chocolate toffee duos, etched flutes, decanters and more. I’m treating my husband to membership in the Chateau Society Wine Club. We’ll

receive access to exclusive wines found only at the winery (some only available to club members), the sheer delight of Domaine Carneros wines on our doorstep six times each year, complimentary tastings throughout the year, entrée to the club members-only salon, invitations to special events and savings on everything we buy today. Perfect time to stock up on bubbles for New Year’s Eve! Take my advice: Don’t miss Domaine Carneros. Make it a family holiday tradition, getaway with friends or your own private retreat. Whatever the occasion, it’s an incomparable place to linger and enjoy the best of wine country. Domaine Carneros is located at 1240 Duhig Road, off Hwy. 121 between Napa and Sonoma. For more information, call (707) 257-0101 or visit www.domainecarneros.com. Tastings are daily from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Art of Sparkling Wine Tours are daily at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Holiday hours are: Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. New Year’s Day from noon to 5:45 p.m. Closed Christmas day. Holiday “Sparkling” Tea in the Afternoon takes place on Sundays, December 19 and 26, 3 to 4:30 and include sparkling wines, sweets, tea sandwiches and scones. Reservations are required; $50 per person.

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5th Annual Sonoma Valley Gingerbread Winery Contest
Rings in Season Long “Holiday in the Vines” Celebration
Sonoma Valley’s Vintner’s & Growers Alliance has announced the contestants in the 5th Annual Sonoma Valley Gingerbread Winery Contest where wineries create edible replicas of their wineries. This signature event kicks off the Holiday in the Vines, a calendar of Sonoma Valley winery events including Open Houses, Winemaker Dinners, visits from Santa, Toy Drives and musical events. For the complete list of festivities, visit www.sonomavalleywine.com. Each year, Ramona Nicholson of Nicholson Ranch challenges the Sonoma Valley wineries to pick up their spatula and join the fun. This year’s creation by Tasting Room Manager Charles Whittaker includes a diorama of the hillside complete with their beautiful rock walls, waterfall and chapel that will be hard to beat! Throughout the month of December, visitors can pick up a map and a ballot at any of the participating wineries and vote for their favorite gingerbread winery. As an added bonus, each time voters cast a ballot either at the wineries or on the Sonoma Valley Grapes & Wine Facebook page, they’ll be entered into a raffle to win a case of Sonoma Valley wines. Larson Family Winery, last year’s winner, will again have their winery created by Rose Fanucchi of Sweet Treats. Anaba Wines associate and Culinary Institute of America graduate Gretchen Heller is constructing a gingerbread winery that features a “working” wind turbine like the one on their property that harnesses the anabatic winds that blow through the Carneros vineyards powering their property. Kelly Cleaver is taking on B.R. Cohn Winery’s Rock & Roll House of Cohn as well as Chateau St. Jean’s alien adventure. A flying saucer has crashed into the chateau in search of the best wine featuring sweet green slime! The Kenwood Vineyards winery will be a gingerbread dollhouse take on their historic tasting room created by Tiffany Laufer & Kevin Hamann. Chef Khambay Khamsyvoravong of Mayo Family Winery is taking on their charming Glen Ellen winery. Annette McDonnell and crew is creating Winter in Paradise for Paradise Winery. The team at Roessler Cellars will be recreating their historic 1930’s building. Laura Fraize heads up the design of the Viansa Winery & Marketplace winery featuring their beautiful grounds and Tuscan roots. Be sure to visit all the participating wineries and cast your votes: Anaba Wines, B.R. Cohn Winery, Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood Vineyards, Larson Family Winery, Mayo Family Winery, Nicholson Ranch, Paradise Ridge Winery, Roessler Cellars, and Viansa Winery & Marketplace. Additional Holiday in the Vines events are being added daily. For more information, visit website at www.sonomavalleywine.com.

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B.R. Cohn Winery Releases Virtual Wine Tasting Kit
Big Message In A Small Bottle
B. R. Cohn Winery owner and philanthropist Bruce Cohn is announced the release of their new Virtual Wine Tasting Kit. There are six wines in 50ml bottles, all packed together in a stylish black case. Included are tasting notes for each wine and a website link to a virtual wine tasting video with Bruce, leading the tasters through each of the wines. The kits are a great way to share the experience of the wine country with friends and family and to try the wine before you buy the bottle. It is the perfect holiday gift for any wine fan. Wines included in the kit are: 2009 Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2008 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2008 Sonoma Valley Merlot, 2007 Silver Label Cabernet, 2007 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet and 2008 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel. This kit will be sold exclusively at the tasting room and website. Special limited production of these kits for the holidays. Retail cost for the kit is $22. “We really want to use this new virtual tasting kit to introduce B.R Cohn wines to a new audience and in a broad way,” explained Bruce Cohn. “This is a novel approach, with the video wine tasting and it is also quite affordable” The full line of B.R. Cohn Olive Oil Company’s award-winning olive oils, vinegars and gourmet food products are available in the Gourmet Shop. B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in Glen Ellen. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Founded in 1984 by Bruce Cohn, the estate winery is known for its critically acclaimed, world-class, ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and award-winning gourmet estate olive oils, vinegars and gourmet specialty food products. For more information, call 1-800-330-4064 or visit www.brcohn.com.

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

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

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

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 316 Pittman Road Fairfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Winemaker Profile: B.R. Cohn Winery

TOM MONTGOMERY
by Brendan Conroy
For the past seven years Tom Montgomery, the winemaker at B.R. Cohn, has established a wide spectrum of different varietals for the everyday consumer to enjoy. Instead of simply specializing in one or two specific varietals, as is common with many winemakers, Montgomery instead searches for the best possible growing conditions for each specific grape and sources from that appellation thereby creating a true cornucopia of flavor and complexity within the wine itself. With his 32 different wines to select from, there is a wine for every palate and preference. Montgomery focuses on creating big reds that are very well extracted (typically meaning concentrated, however there are specific winemaking techniques that exemplify this concept) and very low yield. The estate vineyards themselves are nestled in a gap between the Mayacama Mountains and Sonoma Mountain. According to Montgomery, this creates a reliable airflow to the grapes which in turn heats this area better than appellations in Kenwood and Sonoma because it consistently creates slightly hotter days and slightly cooler nights for the grapes. In the case of B.R. Cohn’s wine, this natural advantage creates a blend of a heavily structured front palate with a soft, refined finish. Montgomery’s overall goal for his wine is to slowly shy away from blending multiple vineyards into one wine and make production exclusively from multiple single vineyards. In the future, he plans to create a Bill Pauley Vineyard Barbera (Tuscan grape as well as the first Barbera for B.R. Cohn) as well as a late harvest Semillon that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. When using grapes from such illustrious vineyards such as Sangiacomo for its fantastic, ripe fruit or Rochioli for its rich tannin structure, who would need to blend from other vineyards in order to create a better wine? Fortunately for the consumer, the wine itself not only holds up to, but also exemplifies each of these vineyards’ individual qualities and reputations. The total case production at B.R. Cohn Winery is roughly 25,000 annually of highend or estate-grown wines. Another 50,000 cases are produced and bottled off-site of Silver Label which is widely distributed in all 50 states. Silver Label was created in 1992 and directly accelerated B.R. Cohn’s popularity to its current position today. Tied to Bruce Cohn’s music is Doobie Red that gives back to the people. To date the Doobie Red and the Annual Charity Fall Music Festival (yearly rock-and-roll concert with some very prestigious performers) has raised more than 5.5 million dollars toward donating to specific charities many of which being military veterans organizations. So come to B.R. Cohn to enjoy not only a wide variety of wines, but also come to the Annual Charity Fall Music Festival in order to hear great music and to support charity with a bottle of Doobie Red. B. R. Cohn is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway (Highway 12, just north of the corner of Madrone Road), Glen Ellen. Call 1-800-330-4064 x124 or check the website at www.brcohn.com. The tasting room is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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“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, 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 Blue Victorian at 5071 Suisun Valley Road or 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, fund-raiser dinners, casual barbecues and weddings. Plan some time with this feisty family! Visit www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, call 1-888-823-VINE (8563) or email info@vezerfamilyvineyard.com for more information. 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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… No crowds, just beauty and peace for every soul’s palate
Do you 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 it to a woman, think sassy redhead. Compare this wine to a man and 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. 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 award-winning wine! Along with the Petite Sirah, Vezer Family Vineyard offers some equally big red selections of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Zinfandel has garnered a variety of gold, silver and bronze medals at Orange County, Los Angeles and San Francisco 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 Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. The nose, is first teased with aromas of ripe cherry, toasted oak and ripe plum. 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 means “never ending love.” Where there is fabulous red wine, dazzling white wines must follow. Since Liz Vezer is a talented chef and entertaining

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YOUNTVILLE
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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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V Wine Cellar seeks to redefine the Napa Valley wine experience. Handsome leather chairs, exposed stonework, dark mahogany tasting bars, diverse displays of acclaimed wines for sale, and a featured winemaker every Saturday and Sunday educate and enrich a sophisticated wine lover’s visit and palate. V Wine Cellar is open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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150th Annivesary Celebration at Charles Krug Winery
Peter Mondavi Sr. Family Toasts Historic Wedding of Napa Valley’s First Winemaker
Caroline Bale was the daughter of Dr. Edward Bale and Maria Soberanes, a niece of General Mariano Vallejo. On the day after Christmas in 1860, just weeks after Abraham Lincoln was elected president, Caroline was married to Charles Krug. It was a fortuitous union for the Napa Valley’s winemaker: Caroline’s dowry provided the land for the Charles Krug estate, thereby launching the regional wine industry that put a small rural California valley firmly on the world map. 150 years later, on December 26, 2010, the Peter Mondavi Sr. family will throw a party to celebrate that historic marriage: Charles’ and Caroline’s 150th wedding anniversary festivities will take place in the tasting room from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The party will also serve to kick off the 150th anniversary of Napa Valley’s first winery, which Charles Krug founded in 1861.

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• Historian and professional character performer George Webber will appear in period costume as Charles Krug, from 1-4 p.m., with dramatic vignettes performed on the hour. Charles Krug and his “wife,” Caroline Bale, will mingle with guests and be available for photo opportunities. • The Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family’s prerelease, the 150th Anniversary Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, vintage 2008 and bottled only in magnums, will be uncorked for the public for the first time that day. • Victorian-style petite sweets by the Culinary Institute of America Greystone will be served from a tiered display “wedding-cake” style, and punch will be provided for the children. • The first 50 visitors that day will receive a complimentary copy of the booklet, Charles Krug and His Winery, courtesy of the Napa County Historical Society. • Napa Valley wine history authority Tim Gaughan, Ph.D. will tell tales of Charles Krug’s legacy and sign copies of his recent book From Wilderness to Wine Country, from noon-3 p.m. Trancas • Photos and other historical memorabilia provided by the St. DOMINA Helena Historical Society will be on display, and the Society’s book Images of America: St. Helena will be available for purchase.
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Charles Krug’s Historic Restorations Honored
Tasting room hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular wine tasting fees apply (tasting of current releases, $10; Family Reserve and Limited Release Tasting, $20). Both flights will include the 150th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon. No reservation is required. With a legacy of nearly 70 years at Charles Krug, the Peter Mondavi Sr. Family is dedicated to ecological stewardship in order to preserve the land for their children and future generations. Having extensively replanted its vineyards with a focus on noble red Bordeaux varietals, the Peter Mondavi Family is now practicing sustainable viticulture on its 850 prime Napa Valley acres. Those efforts to steward the land and preserve the winery's historical legacy are earning new respect for a family long identified with California wine. To learn more about Charles Krug Winery, Peter Mondavi Family wines, and the vision of Cesare and Rosa Mondavi, visit www.charleskrug.com.

Governor Schwarzenegger pays tribute to Napa Valley’s oldest winery
On November 19, Peter Mondavi Jr., proprietor of Charles Krug Winery, accepted the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for 2010. The honor was bestowed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and California’s Office of Historic Preservation for restorations of two landmark buildings at his family’s winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley. Peter Mondavi Jr. accepted the award on behalf of his brother Marc, and their father, Peter Mondavi Sr. The Peter Mondavi Family was commended for their restoration of Charles Krug’s 1872 Redwood Cellar and 1881 Carriage House. Charles Krug is Napa Valley’s oldest winery, founded in 1861, and the two historic structures represent the birthplace of the Napa Valley wine industry. The Redwood Cellar remains a working winery as it was in Charles Krug’s day, and the Carriage House is now a popular venue for special events. Both buildings are registered at the National Register of Historic Places and the California Historic Landmarks. The Governor’s Historic Preservation Award honors outstanding achievements in the field of historic preservation of California’s cultural heritage. One of the historical challenges of the Charles Krug restorations was sourcing stone to repair the pink rhyolite vintner Charles Krug used in the original foundation, the trim for 80 windows, plus every doorway, arch, base and corner of the two buildings. During the renovations, which took close to two years to complete, the Redwood Cellar’s soaring stone walls and cathedral-like atmosphere were preserved and, in the Carriage House, finely hewn redwood planks from the winery’s heirloom wine tanks were salvaged and refitted to beautiful effect. Heritage olive trees located near the buildings, believed to be almost 150 years old and likely planted by Charles Krug himself, were also carefully preserved during the construction, and replanted near the winery’s front entrance.

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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 Brannan Cottage Inn – Relaxing, Casual, Comfortable
Brannan Cottage Inn is a charming Victorian Wine Country Bed and Breakfast, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1860 by Samuel Brannan, Calistoga’s founder and one of California’s early entrepreneurs. Of the original 25 cottages at his original Calistoga Hot Springs Resort, only three remain and the Inn has the only cottage remaining at its original location according to the town layout developed by Brannan. This Napa Valley B&B is located in the small, walkable, comfortable town of Calistoga, about 25 miles north of Napa at the top of the wine country. Guests at the Inn have easy access to all Napa Valley wineries, the three wine regions in Sonoma County (Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley) to the west and northwest, and the burgeoning Lake County region to the north. Distinguished by its intricate gingerbread, gable-board and scalloped ridge cresting, the inn features a broad wrap-around porch and a private, shaded patio and garden on the north side of the main building. On the south, sunny side we have a large lawn area (with comfortable adirondack chairs) and rose and flower gardens. There is a total of six rooms: three standard one- bedroom units, one deluxe one-bedroom unit, and two mini-suites with sitting rooms (each of which can sleep up to four guests). All rooms have queen-size beds and private baths and entrance/exits. Five of the six also have ceiling fans and fireplaces. A full breakfast is offered each morning. On Fridays, local wineries pour their finest wines on the patio or in the parlor; along with hot and cold appetizers - check out the latest winery schedule on the website’s Specials and Packages page. Brannan Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast is located at 109 Wapoo Avenue, Calistoga – approximately five minutes walking distance to Calistoga’s popular restaurants, spas, shops and sports facilities. For reservations or more information, call (707) 942-4200, email BrannanCottageInn@sbcglobal.net or visit the Inn‘s website at www.brannancottageinn.com.

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The Candlelight Inn
by Charles Neave
For almost six years I lived right around the corner from Napa’s Candlelight Inn. When I’d go out for a walk, I couldn’t help but look down the small lane it occupies, and it always enchanted me. Part fairy tale, part hidden retreat, it cast a mystical spell. It was like a childhood fantasy, a storybook illusion. Then one day I walked to the end of the lane, knocked on the door, and asked if I could look inside. What followed was a tour, an invitation to come back anytime, and a continuation of that enchantment. In 1929 when Napa’s postmaster built this Tudor-style mansion I’m sure he had no idea what the Valley would one day become. No one did. But with its whitewashed plaster, dark oak timbers and manicured grounds, the inn is now a splendid retreat for visitors to wine country. Perhaps a 15 minute walk from downtown Napa, this ten room bed and breakfast sits among towering trees – including some majestic redwoods – and backs onto quiet Napa Creek. To one side is a fenced pasture. Yet the location is still close to restaurants (more of them opening everyday it seems), shopping and wineries, including a number of popular winery tasting rooms. The rooms at the inn are all unique. Some have balconies overlooking the pool, others have decks. Some even have fireplaces and two person in-room Jacuzzi tubs. Happily, the inn’s breakfasts are famous as well. They are both casual and gourmet, and fit the overall ambiance of the property beautifully and are served in the English countryinspired dining room. A different menu is carefully prepared and served each day by the inn’s chef, and there is always an assortment of tea, freshly brewed coffee, fresh juice and seasonal fruit. Tables for two provide the option for privacy, or if you’d like, converse with fellow guests as you look out onto the grounds abutting the creek where the pool is located. Except or the sounds of birds and the rustle of leaves in the trees, it is serenity personified. And by the way, if you are particularly enamored by one or more of the dishes and would like the recipe, just ask. It’s another souvenir to take home In the warm months, of which there are an envious number, the pool is a popular meeting place for visitors, many of whom return on a regular basis. In cooler months the parlor becomes the focal point. Local and national newspapers are spread out on the dining room table and an assortment of snacks appear each afternoon. Some days local wineries such as Robert Biale and many others may come and pour their wines for a complimentary late-afternoon tasting. It is also a great way to catch up on local news and local insight, something also provided by the inn’s owners and always-helpful staff. Just one of so many reasons to put this stellar property at the top of your agenda. The Candlelight Inn is located at 1045 Easum Drive just a minutes drive west of the intersection of Route 29 and First Street. For reservations and information call our 1-800-624-0395 or within the (707) at 257-3717. Also, reservations may be made at www.candlelightinn.com and be sure to follow them on www.facebook.com/thecandlelightinn.

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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 TU S LANE time to a thing ofBBelegance and honor.” Calistoga N L Rogers, whose collected works have appeared in Life magazine and LINCO 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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Tasting Room of the Week:

ROMBAUER VINEYARDS
by Michelle J. Baker
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and jolly is most certainly in style at Rombauer Vineyards this holiday season. Slip into the Rombauer tasting room where there’s no appointment required, sidle up to the bar and share a toast to the holidays with the Rombauer staff. What more fun and festive winery to punctuate the holidays than with the new and exclusive Wine and Cheese Pairing at Rombauer, offered three times every day (11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.). Join the Rombauer crew in the new Joy of Wine Room overlooking the Napa Valley floor and Mayacamas mountain range and learn how magical the perfect pairing of wine and cheese can be. The Rombauer staff serves up a selection of seven artisan cheeses paired with a flight of the winery’s limited-production proprietary wines, including Cabernet Sauvignons from Atlas Peak and Stags Leap and the 2004 Le Meilleur du Chai (“The Best of the Cellar” blend). The Wine and Cheese Pairing is only $25 per person, with a maximum of eight guests per seating. Or if you prefer to hang out in the tasting room, the Current Release list is sure to please. The tasting kicks off with Rombauer’s elegant Carneros Merlot, perfect for holiday meals that feature roasted turkey or a crown roast of pork. The Carneros region enjoys Napa Valley’s coolest and slowest growing season, allowing this Merlot to gain great complexity and intensity on the vine. The result is a soft and supple wine with fine tannins and a long finish. If the main course at your holiday meal is slow-roasted leg of lamb or prime rib, a perfect pair is the Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, a rich and full-bodied wine with lots of black fruit, earth, spice and a deep, lingering finish. Rombauer is perhaps best known for its popular Carneros Chardonnay, a lovely and lush wine that hits the bullseye every vintage. The current release 2009 Chardonnay is rich and delicious, with loads of tropical fruit flavors and a creamy, vanilla-laden palate. The Rombauer Chardonnay is so popular that the winery has a separate Chardonnay Wine Club, in which members receive four bottles of Chardonnay three times per year. It’s the perfect way to toast good friends and family year-round. Perhaps the showstopper at Rombauer is the Napa Valley Zinfandel. The nose of this wine is intoxicating, with heady aromas of jammy berries leaping out of the glass on the first swirl. This is an utterly luscious wine, packed with fruit and unabashed in its Zinfandel joy. Visit Rombauer Vineyards at 3522 Silverado Trail in between St. Helena and Calistoga. The tasting room is open for holiday cheer daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. To make an appointment for Rombauer’s Cheese and Wine Pairing, call 1-800-622-2206 or visit www.rombauer.com. Follow Rombauer Vineyards on facebook (RombauerVineyards) and twitter (rombauervino) to keep up with the winery when you get back home.

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Fritz Winery – Beautiful, Friendly, Delicious!
by Sue Straight, Wine Wench
Subterranean, intelligently designed, energy-efficient, beautiful, friendly, futuristic, quirky and delicious are just some of the adjectives that describe Fritz Winery. Located in the rugged, hilly fringes of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, this winery is simply a “must stop!” You’ll enter the winery’s driveway through an elegant white gateway, drive over a wooden bridge and then meander up a fairly steep slope. The driveway ends in an oak-shaded parking lot. It’s a short walk up the hill to the tasting room (handicapped parking is available right in front of the tasting room) and the views of Dry Creek Valley are absolutely breathtaking. The landscaping is minimal and focused on local flora and fauna, with oak and pine trees shading the surrounding area. Picnic tables with market umbrellas are scattered about the patio, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the delicious wines and the gorgeous scenery. It’s very peaceful on the patio. The winery itself is a sight to behold. Think hobbit house, crossed with space station and you’ll start to get the picture. It is a tall futuristic-looking white structure, which is set into the hillside. It has rounded archways for the glass doors and windows, which let in plenty of golden Sonoma County sunshine. The tasting room is spacious and airy, with a light-colored, woodtopped tasting bar that spans the back of the room. Above the tasting bar are framed photographs of the winery during construction in the 1970s – really interesting! There is a good selection of artfully displayed wine-related gifts for the discriminating shopper, including logo T-shirts, baby clothing, books, olive oils and chocolates. Another cool thing Fritz Winery offers is personalized etched bottles of their wine. When you’re done browsing, mosey up to the bar and taste a few wines. There are two wine flights available – the $10 flight offers a selection of current release wines and the $15 flight offers a selection of reserve wines that are only available at the winery. Tasting fees are refundable with purchase. Fritz Winery was designed to be energy-efficient. It was constructed on three levels to create a gravity-flow production system. The crush pad is on the roof. The tasting room is on the first level below ground with the fermentation tanks. The juice is then sent to the third level (second underground tier) for barrel aging. All of this is done using gravity instead of pumps, which is a much more gentle process for the grapes and finished wine. This process utilizes

the naturally even, cool underground temperature for optimal processing and barrel aging of Fritz Winery’s awardwinning wines. Let’s talk about the wines. I tasted a few and they were all excellent. The following wines were my personal favorites: 2008 Russian River Valley Reserve Chardonnay, $45: A classic Chardonnay! One sniff and you know you’re in for something very, very good! Aromas of buttered toast, caramel apples, tropical fruit and baking spices delight the nose and continue as flavors in the big, creamy mouth. Long, luscious finish. 2007 Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir, $50: Oh! My! Goodness! What a gorgeous Pinot! It made my knees weak. Mouthwatering scents of dried rose petals, black cherry, vanilla and spice delight the nose. The mouthfeel of this wine is silky and sleek and packed with ripe cherry, cranberry and baking spice flavors, which linger through the finish. The tasting room is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tours of the cave are avaialable by appointment on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, email info@fritz.com, call 1-800418-9463 or visit their website at www.fritzwinery.com.

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THROUGH JANUARY 31 – Holiday Exhibit "Magical Toyland: Model Trains & Teddy Bears" – Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society, www.healdsburgmuseum.org or 707-431-3325 THROUGH DEC. 25 – Madrona Manor’s Dickens Dinners – 5-course menu, 707-433-4231 DEC. 15, 22 – Whacky Wednesdays – Portalupi Wines - over the top deals change every hour from 11am-6pm. Email us to ask about the offer: grazie@portalupiwine.com or call us at 707-395-0960 THROUGH DEC. 24 – After Hours Shopping Experience – Shoffeitts off the Square, TuesdayFriday after hours shopping by reservation. Call for reservations/details 707-433-5556 THROUGH DEC. 25 – Madrona Manor’s Dickens Dinners – Includes a 5-course menu & entertainment for the evening, www.madronamanor.com or call 707-433-4231 DEC. 16-21 – Raven Youth Troupe Production of A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail – Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years. 707-284-3808 DEC. 18 – Santa Fly-In at the Pacific Coast Air Museum! Arriving via REACH Helicopter. Crafts, petting zoo, jumps and air slide. Free admission. 11am, www.pacificcoastairmuseum.org or 707-575-7900 DEC. 19 – Looking for a Holiday Quickie? – Hop Kiln Winery, complimentary tasting of the perfect idea for quick hors d'oeuvres,11am-3pm, 707-433-6491

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HOP KILN WINERY
by Frances Rivetti
Lovers of Russian River Valley wine country heritage, with its intriguing, storied past and hand-picked selections of some of the finest red wines of the celebrated region, would be wise to make a bee-line to Hop Kiln Winery’s historic Tasting Room. The Winery takes its name from California landmark #893 - a beautifully transformed, original American Hop Kiln structure dating back to 1905. Over 40,000 visitors each year pay homage to the history of the American West as they savor the tasting room’s captivating vintages of award-winning wines alongside an appetizing array of private label gourmet foods. Purchased by Westside Grapes in 2004, the 248-acre ranch had been successfully turned over to grape farming back in 1975, some 25 years after hop processing had ground to a halt. Westside Grapes has taken its stewardship to amazing levels, realizing its potential for producing some of the region’s most exemplary fruit while preserving the integrity of the property’s history. It is easy to be transported in time with a visit to the former Sweet Water Springs Ranch, as history and legend quite naturally unfold. By the early 1900s, prosperous ranching lands in the region were populated by a colorful community of self-reliant pioneers. The most famous being Bernadette Randall, known as Big Red for her initials, striking spirit and flowing red locks. Hops were a major crop in the area and Big Red is said to have cheered on the stonemason, Angelo ‘Skinny’ Sodini and his crew of 25 men who built the magnificent, three-story Hop Kiln in 1905 in just 35 days. It is the warm hospitality of the tasting room’s vintage appeal, coupled with renowned, artistic proprietary blends and the winery’s ultra premium label “HKG” that continues to attract eager, loyal visitors to this Westside Road, Healdsburg locale. As with all great, vintage tasting rooms, Hop Kiln’s hospitality staff provides a truly unique and genuine experience while tasting winemaker, Chuck Mansfield’s, meticulously crafted wines. Always honoring its past, the newly remodeled tasting room incorporates native, heritage elements of wood and metal materials from this historic ranch. HKG Estate grown offerings are mostly Burgundian: Gold Medal winning Pinot Noir and complex Chardonnay. Also available to taste, daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays) are the winery’s inspired varietals such as Hop Kiln Sauvignon Blanc, aromatic Grenache and a full-bodied new release of 2008 Malbec. A secluded picnic area complete with tranquil rose garden and duck pond provides the perfect setting to drink in the glorious views of the region, while enjoying a light lunch or afternoon nibble of artisan cheeses, breads and charcuterie, paired with a bottle of estate grown Pinot Noir or an outstanding proprietary white blend of newly released 2009 Thousand Flowers. Also newly released is the sensational 2009 Big Red; also a Hop Kiln proprietary blend and fanciful holiday pick. Over 60 locally produced artisan food products are available for purchase, ranging from wasabi or sweet garlic mustard, basil and garlic infused oils, vinegars and vinaigrettes, pine nut, garlic, anchovy or artichoke heart pesto’s and a popular lemon zest and grape seed grill blend. Hop Kiln Winery also invites you to pay a visit to its spacious HKG Tasting Room, located in Glen Ellen, open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hop Kiln Winery and Tasting Room is located at 6050 Westside Road, Healdsburg. For more information, call (707) 433-6491 or email info@hopkilnwinery.com.

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Season of the Olive Arrives in the Sonoma Valley
Three-Month Celebration of All Things Olive Returns to Sonoma
The tenth annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season, a celebration of the olive harvest and an agricultural and epicurean showcase, will take place December 2010 through February 2011. Encompassing a range of exceptional events, culinary thrills and Valley-wide promotions – from the Blessing of the Olives ceremony to the elegant Feast of the Olive Dinner – the upcoming Season of the Olive promises to transform the winter months in Sonoma into a celebration of the senses. The kick off of the olive season began with the traditional Blessing of the Olives ceremony, set within the historic Mission San Francisco Solano. Following the initial weekend, key events and promotions are planned Valley-wide in honor of the three-month celebration. In addition, local restaurants and lodging properties will offer olive season packages and promotions, including exclusive olive-inspired menu items and spa treatments throughout the winter months. Throughout the Season of the Olive, visitors will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves for an olive curing workshop, attend festive events, such as the annual Martini Madness competition, and enjoy an array of activities, from olive oil tastings and art exhibits to live music, family activities and food and wine pairings. A complete list of events and promotions can be found at www.olivefestival.com. Season of the Olive favorites slated to take place again this season include the highly-anticipated Feast of the Olive Dinner on January 22 at Ramekins Culinary School. This multi-course, olive-inspired ceremonial dinner prepared by Sonoma Valley’s finest chefs, is one of the Season’s anchor events and is a food-lover’s paradise. On January 7, master martini makers will gather at Saddles Steakhouse at MacArthur Place Inn & Spa to compete for the best martini at the wildly popular Martini Madness, where patrons can sample each concoction and place their votes. Then, from February 19-21, the Season of the Olive will culminate with the Olive Season Finale Weekend, a magnificent celebration of special events, dinners and tastings, including VinOlivo, an epicurean showcase that includes live entertainment, a silent auction, and a Marketplace highlighting Sonoma Valley wine and olive oil. The Season of the Olive’s Finale Weekend is a guarantee to impress even the impossible-to-please foodie. For a comprehensive calendar of Season of the Olive events, visit the official website at www.olivefestival.com.

The Sonoma Valley Olive Season
The Sonoma Valley Olive Season, currently in its tenth year, is a celebration of the senses. Taking place December through February, the Olive Season brings special events to the Sonoma Valley, as well as a range of festival promotions with local lodging, spas, wineries, restaurants and retail shops. For additional information on the Sonoma Valley Olive Season including event specifics and information on sponsors and participants, contact the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau at (707) 996-1090.
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Tasting Room of the Week:

Eric Luse

ERIC ROSS WINERY
by Brendan Conroy
In the heart of Glen Ellen lies one of the most premier small production wineries in Sonoma Valley. Eric Ross has an annual production of roughly 3000 cases, but each bottle is tailored to perfection. In the beginning, the idea for the winery itself was created by of all things, photography. The winemaker, Eric Luse, began his career as a photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle during the 1980s. During this time, he spent a good portion of his time with actual vineyard workers in order to depict daily life of the laborers as they tend to the needs of the grapes. Many of the photos within the tasting room itself tell the stories of the individual vineyard workers as well as the highs and the lows of working the land. Seeing their utmost care and unshakable dedication to the vines themselves stirred something in Luse. He decided that he would create a winery that would share that same philosophy of giving respect to the fruit itself and nurturing it to its fullest extent. In 1993, Eric Ross made its debut. Focusing on sourcing only the highest of quality fruit, the quality of the wine is outstanding. Specializing in numerous and raspberry with a truly delightful long finish. Both of these wines are fantastic by themselves or with holiday dinners so that the entire family can enjoy the fruits of steadfast care for the grapes themselves. Eric Ross also takes well-deserved pride in its blends. Much like a chef ultilizes various combinations of food in order to find the best possible pairing, Eric Ross experiments with blending different grapes together to create the most refined wine. Enter the Struttin’ White and Struttin’ Red. The White is comprised mostly of Albarino (another grape originally from Spain and typically a drier style of wine) with a trace amount of Orange Muscat (which usually has sweet notes). With hints of lemon, citrus, and a very long finish, this mix of dry and sweet makes the palate sing. The Struttin’ Red is a mix of Tempranillo and Garnacha. It is everything a Spanish style blend should be with hints of tobacco, cedar, pepper and chewy tannin. If one is searching for a quality winery with its primary focus being the depiction of utmost consideration for the land as well as producing superb wine, Eric Ross is the one for you… Visit the tasting room at 14300 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen. For more information, call (707) 939-8525 or go to www.ericross.com.

unusual varietals, Eric Ross sets the bar for unique, complex wine that makes the consumer want to come back for more. The Tempranillo (Spanish grape originally from the Rioja region of Spain) is a passionately fruit forward wine that rockets across one’s palate with nuances of plum and an abundant amount of spice. An ideal pairing for complementing this wine’s low acidity and high fruit concentration would be pan-seared swordfish topped with Moroccan olives. The Pinot Noir from Saralee’s Vineyard is to die for. The dynamic, ripe fruit on the front of the palate leaves the distinct impression of cinnamon

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Audelssa Opens Tasting Room in Historic Glen Ellen
Local, Critically Acclaimed Winery Opens with New Release Wines
Audelssa Estate Winery opened its new tasting room in time for the holiday season. The elegant space is located in the historic Poppe Building in “downtown” Glen Ellen. Designed by co-owner Linda Brewer and Denise Nelson, the stylish room occupies 1,000 square feet and provides visitors with a beautiful setting to sample Audelssa’s sensational wines. Leading the list of wines now available to the public are two special releases. The 2008 Summit is a Left Bank-inspired blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot. It is layered and complex with a juicy middle, supple tannins and ample structure that should age effortlessly for a decade or more. Also available to the public for the first time is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. The 2007 vintage is a being hailed as a great one, especially for Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Erich Bradley explained, “The 2007 Cabernet Reserve is all about texture. It’s silky with uncommon purity and depth. It is unquestionably the most seductive Cabernet Reserve we have released to date.” Audelssa makes 13 different wines, all of which have been championed by wine critics. Virtually all of their wines, dating back to the 2000 vintage have scored 90 points or higher with various leading wine critics. Their focus is on Bordeaux and Rhône varietals produced with a distinctive Burgundian flair. Their fruit is sourced from high mountain vineyards that lend the wines complex aromas and flavors while maintaining great body and depth. As winner of the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate online poll as top Sonoma winery, the new Audelssa tasting room is sure to please their many fans. Throughout the holidays, Audelssa will be donating a portion of all tasting room proceeds to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a program assisting abused and neglected children. They are also planning to raffle a double magnum (3 liter) of the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve to raise additional funds for CASA. The Audelssa tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 13750 Arnold Drive in historic downtown Glen Ellen. For more information you can call (707) 9338514 or visit the website at www.audelssa.com.

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Mendocino’s Crab & Wine Festival Celebrates Local Bounty
Mendocino County Serves Up Delicious Fare at Internationally Recognized Annual Event from January 21-30
Every January for the past twelve years, Mendocino County in Northern California has been celebrating locally harvested Dungeness crab and local wines with a festival that delights foodies and oenophiles alike. From gourmet, crab-themed dinners in four-star restaurants, to family-style cioppino feeds, to a wine competition that showcases the local wines that pair well with crab, to the ever popular Crab Cake Cook-off featuring local Mendocino chefs, it’s no wonder this festival was named one of the Top 10 Seafood and Wine Festivals in the country by Coastal Living magazine. The 2011 festival takes place from Friday, January 21st through Sunday, January 30th. an incredible backdrop for the festivities. • January 21 - Cioppino Dinner Family-style dinner features steaming bowls of fresh Cioppino • January 22 – Crab Cake Cook-Off and Wine Tasting Competition: The premiere event of the Crab & Wine Festival! Held under a big tent set up just behind Pentecost Hall, this is where Mendocino County Chefs and Wineries compete for the coveted “Professional’s Choice” award (chosen by a panel of esteemed food, wine & travel editors) and the “People’s Choice” award (chosen by festival attendees). Proceeds from the Cioppino Dinner, the Crab Cake Cook-Off and the Wine Tasting Competition go to the Mendocino Coast Clinics, a non-profit, board-governed community health center that provides medical, dental, perinatal and behavioral health care to all Mendocino Coast residents and visitors, regardless of their ability to pay; www.mendocinocoastclinics.org or (707) 961-3463.

Crab and Wine Days – January 21st and 22nd in Fort Bragg – Two Benefit Events
Mendocino Coast Clinics hosts the two flagship events of the Crab & Wine Festival. Over the course of two days, visitors can take part in Crab & Wine Days, held at Pentecost Hall in Fort Bragg, where spectacular ocean bluffs and majestic redwood forests create

Other Crab & Wine events are being hosted throughout Mendocino County for the duration on the festival:
• Three-course Crab Tasting Menu with Optional Wine-pairings at Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant • Complimentary Crab Appetizers at many Mendocino Wineries (and wine tastings are still mostly free!) • Crab Catching Excursion & Feast Aboard the Rumble Fish, courtesy of MacCallum House Inn & Restaurant • Sake Dinner Featuring Multiple Crab Courses at Little River Inn • 12th Annual Navarro Vineyards Crab-a-licious Cocktail Event at Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse • Crab Tasting & Cooking Demonstration with Wine at Albion River Inn • Crab-themed Brunch with Champagne at Elk Cove Inn • Discounts on lodging at a host of charming inns, quaint B&Bs, luxury resorts, rental properties and historic hotels “Our festival continues to attract people from around the world,” said Scott Schneider, President of Visit Mendocino County, Inc. “And it’s a win-win for everyone, as the local chefs and winemakers are able to showcase their talents, the attendees get to sample an array of fabulous food and wine creations, and local organizations are able to raise a substantial amount of money for philanthropic purposes.”

About Mendocino County
Gourmet restaurants, unique lodging establishments, picturesque villages, friendly wineries, majestic redwoods and rugged seaside await you in Mendocino County. The County boasts a longstanding tradition of coming together as a community and creating an environment where visitors will encounter friendly faces, peaceful places and delicious local seafood and wine. For more information, visit www.visitmendocino.com or call 1866-GO-MENDO.

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Vineyard Tours, Tasting and Education Every Saturday at Murrieta’s Well Winery
Murrieta’s Well Winery recently announced the commencement of their regular Saturday vineyard tours and tastings, now available to the public. Starting at 11 a.m. every Saturday, guests have the opportunity to explore the winery and surrounding vineyard grounds while sampling wines and getting a sense of Murrieta’s Well’s unique and exceptional terroir. The tour consists of a morning walk through different areas of the stunning 92acre sustainably farmed estate while learning more about the concept of terroir and how the soil, weather, and topography all effect the cultivation of the vine. Along the way, guests will taste wines that embody the terroir of the Livermore Valley. The educational content will vary as the vines progress through their seasonal changes. These tours will offer a unique, first-hand glimpse into the distinctive practices at Murrieta’s Well, while offering the community an intimate winery experience. Tours are available every Saturday at 11 a.m. for $20, $10 for Silver Spur Club members. To reserve a spot, call Murrieta’s Well Winery at (925) 456-2395.

About Murrieta’s Well Winery
Murrieta’s Well is an elite Livermore Valley wine estate defined by its distinctive blended wines, stunning location, and a rich heritage that began in California’s Gold Rush era. In 1990, Fourth Generation Winemaker Philip Wente and Winemaker Sergio Traverso merged old and new winemaking styles, reviving the historic winery established by Livermore Pioneer Louis Mel. Surrounded by vineyards, the serene, idyllic location on the Arroyo Mocho has a sense of timeless romanticism. The old stone winery building was originally built in the 1880s and is a gorgeous example of early California architecture. Local timber and rustic concrete made from gravel gathered

from the nearby Arroyo Mocho Creek were used in the construction. Combined with Spanish design influences, the colorful past of Gold Rush era bandito Joaquin Murrieta, and ultra-premium wines, Murrieta's Well is a captivating and unforgettable destination. Murrieta’s Well flagship wines include their Red Meritage and White Meritage, blends of Bordeaux grape varietals, and Zarzuela, a blend of Spanish and Portuguese varietals, modeled after the famous Spanish blends of Ribera del Duero and Rioja. Their estate, old-vine Zinfandel from the renowned Raboli Vineyard and small lot Los Tesoros de Joaquin wines comprise their exclusive portfolio. Murrieta’s Well Winery and Tasting Room is located at 3005 Mines Road in Livermore. For more information, visit the website at www.murrietaswell.com.

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Visiting Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery
Visit Woodbridge Winery and experience the wines that make every day a little less everyday. Woodbridge Winery and Visitor’s Center offers a unique retail shopping experience and free public tours. Enjoy a tasting at the wine bar, which includes limited-production wines available only at the winery or through the Wine Club. Browse the gift shop featuring exclusive clothing, jewelry, pottery, art and specialty foods. Check out the deli featuring an exclusive selection of meats and California farmstead and artisan cheeses. Pair your lunch with the perfect wine and enjoy the beautiful picnic grounds.

Public Tour (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., daily)
This 30-minute complimentary tour is offered twice each day at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Learn about the history of the winery and why Lodi has become noted as a premium wine-growing region in California. The tour includes a visit to the vineyard, a tour of the red barrel-aging room, and a complimentary tasting of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wines.

Reserved Group Tour (Six+ persons, by reservation, Tuesday-Sunday)
Like the public tour, this one-hour tour includes a private tasting of limited release wines and a commemorative wine glass. Cost is $10. For reservations, call the Visitors Center at (209) 365-8139. The beautiful picnic grounds are available to your group with

advance reservations. Gourmet box lunches are also available for $15 per person. A seven-day notice is required for box lunch reservations. Woodbridge Winery is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For everyone’s safety, no children under ten years of age are permitted on the tours. For reservations or more information, call (209) 365-8139. They welcome visitors year around, however, are closed on some major holidays. Call ahead for holiday hours.

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Santa Cruz Mountains Great Wine Weekend, Jan. 15-16
Santa Cruz Mountains Winter Passport Program
The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association invites you to take part in the Winter Passport Program. More than fifty Santa Cruz Mountains wineries – from Ahlgren to Zayante – will open their doors to Passport Program participants on Saturday, January 15th between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Passports, which cost just $40, provide entry into participating wineries, including many that are not normally open to the public. 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 citizens in the Passport Program! As an added feature to the Passport Program several of Santa Cruz Mountain’s finest restaurants and wine bars that are offering special discounts to Passport Holders will be showcased on the day of the event. The Passport Program is held on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, allowing for visitors to view the vineyards at every season in the growing cycle. This winter, on January 15th, begin a new adventure and experience the excellence of the wines produced in this appellation, by spending a wonderful day at the wineries and in the company of winemakers. Santa Cruz Mountains Wines and Passports make wonderful gifts for all occasions. Many of these award-winning wines can be hard to find in stores (and of course are not be available there for sampling). Special prices are also often available during passport. Check the website for area map and last-minute changes in Passport offerings.

Wine & Crab Taste -Off
Taste wonderful crab dishes paired with luscious local wines. The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the eight annual Wine & Crab Taste-Off! Four of the finest local restaurants will be battling it out in hopes of being named “Crab Cook 2010.” Your help is needed to make the decision, so come and judge for yourself! All four restaurants will be preparing two crab dishes to satisfy your appetite on Sunday, January 16th from 2 to 5 p.m. For $49, you are welcome to take on the challenge of “consumer judge.” Taste food and wine at two restaurants, of your choice, and let them know what you think. All ballots will be tallied to determine the “Consumer Choice Awards” as well as scores from professional judges for the “Judges Choice Awards.” For an additional $16 you can visit another restaurant of your choice. Restaurants are still to be determined but will let you know as soon as they are finalized! Reservations for both events may be purchased from the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers office or online. For more information, or to make reservations, call (831) 685-VINE (8463), go to www.SCMWA.com and enter promo code GW11 for a $5 off discount when you attend both events, or email info@scmwa.com for more information.

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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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Start New Holiday Traditions at Roaring Camp Railroad
HOLIDAY TREE WALK – December 18 & 19
Passengers riding Roaring Camp’s daytime steam train to Bear Mountain will delight in the tree-lined walk of beautifully decorated holiday trees at the summit. Area businesses and organizations teamed together to create ornaments and decorate trees to raise funds for their favorite charities. Co-sponsors are radio stations KBAY 94.5 FM and MIX 106.5 KEZR; trees sponsored by Crest Christmas Tree Farm in Santa Cruz. The festive display can be seen only at Bear Mountain and may be accessed by steam train. Trains depart 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m on December 18 and 19. Tickets are $21.50 adults (ages 13 and older) and $15.50 children (ages 2-12 years). Parking is $8 per car.

SANTA CRUZ HOLIDAY LIGHTS TRAIN December, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23
Get in the holiday spirit on the Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train. Ride vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, as they roll through city streets past homes of Santa Cruz. Sing along
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to seasonal carols while sipping hot-spiced cider, listen to musical entertainment and enjoy a visit from Santa. Continue the merriment at Santa’s Kingdom at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Choice of one activity: “Holiday” miniature golf, laser tag or arcade games, is included with Holiday Lights Train ticket price. Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Trains depart and return in front of Neptune’s Kingdom on the Boardwalk of Santa Cruz at 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. for a 60-minute round-trip excursion. Tickets are $25 adults (13+) and $17 children (2-12 yrs) per ticket. Advance reservations recommended. For tickets and information, call (831) 335-4484 or visit www.roaringcamp.com. The boardwalk at Santa Cruz is a 75-minute drive from San Francisco, 45 minutes from the Monterey/Carmel area, and 30 minutes from the San Jose area. Take Highway 17 or scenic Highway 1 to Santa Cruz and follow the street signs to Santa Cruz Beach.

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

Open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm 707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free) Acme Fine Wines– 1080 Fulton Ln, St. Helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5 Adastra – 2545 Las Amigas Rd, Napa; 707 255-4818 Open by appointment only Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Open by appointment only Ahnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,Tue 12-8 Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071 Open by appointment only Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6 Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley Rd, Napa; 707 253-2000 Open by appointment only Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460 Open by appointment only 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 Mon-Thu,Sat 10-7; Fri 10-8; Sun 12-7 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 by appt 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 Beaucanon Estate – 1006 Monticello Rd, Napa; 707 254-1460 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 daily 10-4 Benessere Winery – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings BENNETT LANE – 3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 877 MAX-NAPA Open daily 10-5:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings BERINGER VINEYARDS
COME SEE THE RESTORED RHINE HOUSE!

Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00 Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-9463 2 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this ad Save up to $25

2000 Main Street, St. Helena | www.Beringer.com Bialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa; 415 606-6629 Open by appointment only

Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Fri-Sat 11-4, Tue-Thu by appt Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 Open by appointment only Black Corden Vnyds – 4155 Dry Creek Rd, Napa; 707 226-6860 Open by appointment only BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Open daily 10-5 Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Boeschen – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674 Open by appointment only Bouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Open daily 10:30-4 Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976 Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-Midnight Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 Open by appointment only Boyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353 Open by appointment only Bravante Vineyards – 300 Stone Ridge Rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 Open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4 Bremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5411 Daily 10-5 by appointment Brookdale Vineyards – Napa; 707 258-1454 Open by appointment only 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 daily 10-4 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 Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Open by appointment only CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6 Cardinale Estate – 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 Sun-Wed 11-6, Thu-Sat till 11-8 Celani Family Vineyards – 2230 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 877 ARDORE1 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 Charnu – St. Helena; 707 963-6045 Open by appointment only 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 Open daily 10-5 by appointment 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 10:30-5 Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 1-800-793-7960 Open Sat 11-5, Sun-Fri 11-4 Constant-Diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707 Open by appointment only Continuum Estate – 1677 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 944-8100∆66 Open by appointment only Corison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826 Open daily 10-5 by appointment

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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 Crocker & Starr – St. Helena; 707-967-9111 Open by appointment only Cult Wine Central – Tasting Room, 40 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 848-9630 Open daily 10-4:30 Cuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 10-5 Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sun 10-5 by appt Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 Open daily 10:30-5 David Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190 Open by appointment only DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARD
EST. 1860 - LESS THAN 400 CASES/YEAR PRODUCED

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 Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723

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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 10-4 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.

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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 Eagle Trace– 680 Rossi Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4665 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. Open daily, 9:30-4:30 – $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

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3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena | For reservations, call 707.963.5972 El Molino Winery – St. Helena; 707 963-6021 Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504 Elyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 ETUDE
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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 – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297 Open daily 11-7 Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766 Open by appointment only 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 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 Vineyards – 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 10-5:30 Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified Forest Rd, St. Helena; 707 942-6760 Open by appointment Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-4269 Open by appointment only HdV Wines – 588 Trancas St, Napa; 707 251-9121 Open by appointment only 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 Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Open by appointment only 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. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Open 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

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Jarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello Rd, Napa; 1-800-255-5280 Open by appointment only Jax –3468 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102 Open by appointment Jericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 Old Lawley Toll Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-9665 Open by appointment only JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Open daily 10-6 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm Jocelyn Lonen Winery – Napa; 1-800-255-5280 Open by appointment only 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 Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointment Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by 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 Kenefick Ranch – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-1004 Thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado Trail So, St. Helena; 7070 963-5667 Open by appointment only Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello Road, Napa; 707 259-5408 Open by appointment only0 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 Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Open daily 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 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 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 by appointment 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 11-5 Marita’s Vineyard – Napa; 707 259-5313 Open by appointment only Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 11-5 Maroon Wines – Napa; 707 257-3040 Open by appointment only 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 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 Myriad – St. Helena; 707 287-1630 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 – 7830 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-8669 Open daily 10-4:30 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 daily by appointment 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, Sun 12-5 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 daily 12-5:30 OnThEdge – 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-Thu 10-5:30, Fri-Sat 10-8 Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Open daily by appointment Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Open by appointment only 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 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 by appointment only Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504 Open by appointment only Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 Open by appointment only 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 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 Piña 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

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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 Relic – St. Helena; 707 967-9380 Open by appointment only 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 by appointment only 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-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5

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-5pm 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 Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda Canyon Rd., Napa; 707 259-1198 Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477 Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa; 1-800-395-2441 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 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment By advance appointment only 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 10-5 by appointment Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-6 Sun-Thu 12-7, Fri-Sat 12-9 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

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Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 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 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 Venge – 4708 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 942-9100 Verismo Wines – 100 Rapp Ln, Napa; 707 944 WINE (9463) Vermeil – 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110 Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, Napa; 707 265-7750 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 VinRoc – Napa; 707 265-0943 Vintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Volker Eisele Family – 3080 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9485 Volta Wine– 3108 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060 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 Waugh Cellars – Napa; 888-883-WINE (9463) 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 Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 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 Open daily 10-4:30 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 9-5, Sun 11-5 Mon-Wed 2-7, Thu-Sun 12-7 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 Wed-Sun by appointment only Open by appointment only Sun-Thu 10-5:30, Fri-Sat 10-8 Open by advance appointment Tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt Open daily 10-4:30 by appointment Open daily 10-5 by appointment Open by appointment Mon-Fri 10-2 by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment 10:30-4:30 Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6:30 Sun-Thu 12-7, Fri-Sat 12-9 Open by appointment only Open Ralph is there 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 daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 by appt Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707-226-1800 Young Ridge Estate – 1200 Thompson Ave, Napa; 707 265-8400 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 daily by appointment only Open by appointment only Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-9 Daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-4:30

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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 Audelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 933-8514 Open daily 11-5 Balletto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-5 B. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings B Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard Ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 Open daily 11-4:30 Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 578-4091 Open by appointment only Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30 Benovia Winery – 339 Hartman Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-4441 By appointment 9am - 5pm daily Benziger Family Winery – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Open daily 10-5 Bevin Cellars – 3900 Matanzas Creek Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 332-2918 Open by appointment only Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5, Thu-Sat 10:30-9 Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Open daily 10-4:30 Bluenose Wines – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter) Bradford Mountain – Poured at Cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, Thu-Sat 10-10 Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 Old Hill Ranch Rd; Glen Ellen 707 933-1726 By appointment Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 Open daily 10-5 C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Open daily 11-5 Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Open daily 11-6 Captûre – Healdsburg; 707 395-0457 Open by appointment only Carol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Open by appt, 11-4 Cass Winery – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6

Ubuntu Annex – Tasting Room, 1130 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, Thu-Fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by appt

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

Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30 Mon-Tue 11-7, Wed-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment only

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Cellar No. 8 – Poured at Asti Winery, 26150 Asti Rd, Cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 800-838-4306 CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-9011 CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERY
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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

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Hawley Wines – 36 North Street, Healdsburg; 707 473-9500 Open daily 11-6 Haywood Winery – 18000 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020 Open by appointment only Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 By appointment only Highway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Open daily 10-4 Hook and Ladder – 2134 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 546-5712 Open daily 10-4:30 HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6491 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 938-7622 Thu-Sun 11-6 IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, Tue seasonal Imagery Estate – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30 Inman Family – 3900 Piner Road, Santa Rosa; 707 395-0689 Fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt. Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360E Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 237-4980 Open daily 11-4:30 Iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 10-3:30 J Keverson – Poured at Waterfront Tasting Rm, 53 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3097 Thu-Mon 11-5 J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekends J Rickards Winery – 24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale; 707 758-3441 Tue-Sat 11-4 J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5 JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 10-5:30 Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Open daily 11-5 John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0123 Open by appointment only Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250 Open by appointment only Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 Laguna Rd, Forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30 Kachina – 4551 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 332-7917 Open by appointment only 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 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

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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 Mueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Fri-Sun 11-5 Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6 Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 942-6180 Open by appointment only Nalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Sat 12-5, Sun & Fri by appt Nicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Open daily 10-6 Novy Family – 980 Airway Ct, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Open by appointment daily 10-3 Occidental Road Cellars – 707 874-9401 Open Sat 1-4 Optima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222 Open by appointment only Orchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack London Village, Glen Ellen; 707-938-7550 Thu-Mon 11-5 Owl Ridge – Poured at Hudson Street Wineries, 428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2364 Open daily 11-5 Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148 Open by appointment only Palmeri – Poured at Terroirs Artisan Wines, 21001 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 Open daily 11-4:30 PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-WINE Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours PARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open daily 11-6 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Parmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Open by appointment only Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Open daily 11-5 Pasterik Vnyd – 3491 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4655 Open by appointment only Pastori Winery – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418 Open by appointment only Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879 Open by appointment only Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Open daily 10-4:30 Pellegrini Family– 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Pendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732 Open by appointment only Peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 No, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111 Open by appointment only Peterson – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Bldg #7, Healdsburg; 707-431-7568 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11-6 Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 Open by appointment Pezzi King Vnyds – Old Roma Station, 412 Hudson St , Healdsburg; 707 431-9388 Open by appointment only Portalupi – 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

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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 Open daily 11-4:30 Open by appointment only

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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 TRENTADUE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Open daily 10-5 Tres Hermanas – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Thur-Sun 10-5 Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 Open daily 10-5 Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Open daily 11-6 Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5590 Open by appointment only Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Open daily 10-4:30 Vérité – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800 273-0177 Open by appointment only Viansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Open daily 10-5 Vintners Signatures –4001 Highway 128, Geyserville; 707 857-3300 Open daily 10:30-5 VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS
Our wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Room or through our Wine Club Enoteca. We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.

9077 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood • Open Daily 10am-5pm 707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.com Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 River Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-5166 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

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Clos Tita – 4 Kendall Lane, Santa Cruz; 831 439-9235 Open by appointment only COOPER-GARROD – 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-Fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Food Pairings, Tours Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa Cruz; 831 425-WINE Fri-Sun 12-5 Creekview Vineyards – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 Open by appointment Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-WINE Wed-Sun 11-5 David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointment Domenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5 Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443 By appointment only Equinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 Some Sat, call for appointment FLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Tue-Sun 12-6 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Children Welcome Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986 Open by appointment only Fortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10-5 Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5 Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133 Open by appointment only Heart’s Fire – 165 Cristich Lane, Unit K, Campbell; 1st Sun of the month 1-4 Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 9-5 Hillcrest Terrace – 429B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 426-1500 Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointment HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Open daily 10-5 Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Open Daily 12-5 Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 Open daily 10-5 Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551 Open by appointment only La Honda – 2645 Fair Oaks Ave, Redwood City; 650 366-4104 Open by appointment only La Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 Open daily 10-5 Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister; 831 636-1023 Open daily 11-5 LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos; 408 353-2950 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Martin Ranch – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 Open third weekend of each month 12-4 Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Open by appointment only MJA Vineyards – 328A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 421-9380 Thu-Sun 12-6 Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938 Open 3rd Sat-Sun or by appointment Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5 Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Fri-Sun 12-5 Mount Eden Vnyds – 22020 Mr. Eden Rd, Saratoga; 409 867-5832x10 Open by appointment only, tours, no tasting Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821 Open by appointment only Muns Vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663 Open by appointment only Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871 Special events & by appointment Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Special events & by appointment Odonata – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5 Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5 Osocalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 Open by appointment only P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 Hopkins Gulch Rd, Boulder Creek; 831 338-0172 Open by appointment only Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment only Pelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5 Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5 Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601 Sat 11-4, Sun by appointment Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 Summer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4, Winter by appointment POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 Open daily 10-5 Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500 Sat-Sun 12-5:30 or by appointment Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 Summer Sat-Sun 11-5, Winter Sat-Sun 11-4 River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 Open by appointment only Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5 SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5 Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Open daily 11-5 Silver Mountain – off Old San Jose-Soquel Rd Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278 Sat 12-4 by appointment Silver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Thu-Sun 12-5 Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Open daily 12-5 Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552 Fri-Sun 12-5 Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4 Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Open daily 12-5 Summerayne – Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638 Open by appointment only Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco Road, Greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5 Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Thu-Mon 12-5 Team Zin – 830-3 Jury Court, San Jose; 408 445-2508 1st Sun of the month 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

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Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 Thu-Mon 11-6:30 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

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831-6569463 Open daily 11-7 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

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

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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 Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Wed 4-9, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5

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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 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 Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 Fri-Sun 12-5

SIERRA FOOTHILLS
AMADOR COUNTY Amador Cellars – 11093 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6150 Amador County Wine Cellar– 14207 Hwy 49, Amador City; 209 267-0104 Amador Foothill Winery – 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, 209 245-6307 Open daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-6 & holidays Fri-Sun 12-5

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Avio – 14520 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1515 Fri-Sun 11-5 Bantam Cellars – 10851 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6677 Open Daily 11-4 Bella Piazza – 19900 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4600 Open daily 10-5 Borjon Winery – 10590 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3087 Fri-Sun 11-4 Bray Vineyards – 10590 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6023 Fri-Mon 10-5 C.G. Di Arie – 19919 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4700 Thurs-Mon 10-4:30 Charles Spinetta Winery – 12557 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3384 Mon, Thu, Fri 8-4, Sat-Sun 9-5 Clos Du Lac Cellars – 3151 Hwy 88/Jackson Vlly Rd, Ione; 209 274-2238 Wed-Sun 10-4 Convergence Vnyds – 14650 Hwy 124, Plymouth; 209 245-3600 Fri-Sun 10-5 Cooper Vineyards – 21365 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6181 Thu-Mon 11-4:45 or by appt Deaver Vineyards – 12455 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4099 Open daily 10:30-5 Dillian Wines – 12138 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3444 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Dobra Zemlja Winery – 12505 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3183 Open daily 10-5 Driven Cellars– 12595 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4545 Fri-Mon 10-5 Drytown Cellars – 16030 Hwy 49, Drytown; 866-379-8696 Fri-Sun 11-5 Gold Hill Winery – Poured at Sutter Creek Wine Tasting, 85 Main Street, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838 Daily 11-6 Gold Hill Vineyard – 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522 Thu-Sun 10-5 or by appt Jeff Runquist Wines – 10776 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6282 Fri-Sun 11-5 Karly – 11076 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3922 Open daily 12-4 Karmére – 11970 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-5000 Daily 11-5 Le Mulet Rouge – Poured at Sutter Creek Wine Tasting, 85 Main Street, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838 Daily 11-6 Morse Wines/Il Gioiello Winery– 22355 Lawrence Rd, Fiddletown; 209 245-3395 Sat-Sun 11-5 Nine Gables – 10778 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3949 Thu-Sun 11-5 Nua Dair Vineyards – 13825 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 245-5567 Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30 Renwood – 12225 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6979 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Scott Harvey – 79 Main St., Sutter Creek; 209 267-0122 Thu-Mon 11-5 Shenandoah Vineyards – 12300 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4455 Open daily 10-5 Sierra Ridge Vnyd – Poured at Sutter Creek Wine Tasting, 85 Main Street, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838 Daily 11-6 Sierra Ridge Vnyd – 14110 Ridge Rd., Sutter Creek; 209 267-1316 Daily 11-6 Sobon Estate – 14430 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6554 Open daily 9:30-5 Stone House Vineyard – 10861 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6888 Thu-Sun 12-5 Stoneridge Winery – 13862 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 223-1761 Open by appointment only Story Winery – 10525 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6208 Daily Sum 11-5, Win 11-4 Sutter Creek Wine Tasting – 85 Main St, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838O Open daily 11-6 Tanis Vineyards – 13120 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 274-4807 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 TKC Vineyards – 11001 Valley Dr, Plymouth; 209 245-6428 Sat 11-5, Sun 1-5 or by appt Terra D’Oro/Montevina – 20680 Shenandoah Schl Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6942 Open daily 10-4:30 Terre Rouge/Easton Wines– 10801 Dickson Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3117 Fri-Mon 11-4 Villa Toscano – 10600 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3800 Open daily 10-5 Vino Noceto – 11011 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6556 Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 11-5 Wilderotter Vineyard – 19890 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6016 Fri-Mon 10:30-5 Young’s Vineyard – 10120 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3005 Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10:30-4 CALAVERAS COUNTY Albeno Munari Winery – 2690 San Domingo Rd, Murphys; 209 728-3436 Open daily 11-5 Beaux Chevaux – 466B Main St, Murphys; 209-728-1000 Fri-Sun 11-5 Black Sheep Winery – 221 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2157 Daily 11-5 Bodega Del Sur Winery– 457C Algiers St, Murphys; 209 728-9030 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Brice Station – 3353 E. Hwy 4, Murphys; 209 728-9893 Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment Broll Mountain – 106 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9750 Sat-Sun 1-5 Chatom Vineyards – 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat; 209 736-6500 Open daily 11-5 Chiarella Wines – 431 Main St., Murphys; 209 728-8318 Fri- Sun, 12-5 Domaine Becquet – 2173 Highway 12 East, Valley Springs; 209 772-1303 Wed-Sun 11-5 Domaine Becquet – 415 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8487 Summer Thu-Sun 11-6, Winter Fri-Sun 11-6 French Hill Winery – 8032 So. Main St, Mokelumne Hill; 209 286-1800 Tue-Sun 11-5 French Hill Winery – 4888 Main Street, Murphys; 209-728-8022 Winter Fri-Sun 11-5, Summer Thu-Mon 11-5 Frog’s Tooth Vineyards – 380 Main St. Ste 5, Murphys; 209 728-2700 Fri 1-5, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5, Mon 12-5 Hatcher Winery – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 605-7111 Fri-Sun 11-5, Mon-Thu 12-5 Indian Rock – 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-8514 Fri-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-5 Irish Vineyards – 2849 Hwy 4, Vallecito; 209 736-1299 Mon,Tue, Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Ironstone Vineyards – 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys; 209 728-1251 Open daily 10-5 Laraine Winery– 3675 Six Mile Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-4766 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Lavender Ridge – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2441 Open daily 11-5 Milliaire Winery – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1658 Open daily 11-5 Muir’s Legacy – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-0500 Open daily 11-5 Newsome-Harlow – 403 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9817 Mon, Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5 Renner Winery – Hwy 4 and Little John Road, Copperopolis; 209 785-3649 Thu & Sun 12 -5, Fri & Sat 12-6 Solomon Wine Co. – 397-A Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8290 Wed-Fri 1-5, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Tanner Vineyards – 202 Main St., Murphys; 209 728-8229 Sun-Thu 1-5, Fri& Sat 12-5:30 Twisted Oak – 4280 Red Hill Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-9080 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Twisted Oak – 350 Main Street, Murphys; 209 736-9080 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30 Vina Moda – 147 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1917 Sat 12-6 Zucca Mountain – 431 Main St, Murphys; 209 736-2949 Open daily 12-5 EL DORADO COUNTY Auriga Wine Cellars – 3500 Carson Rd, D2, Camino; 530 647-8078 Fri-Sun 11-5 Barkley Homestead Winery– 8230 Stoney Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-6783 Sat-Sun 11-5 Boa Vista Orchard/Winery – 1709 Carson Rd, Placerville; 530 622-5522 Open daily 9-5 Boeger Winery – 2952 Carson Road, Placerville; 530 622-8094 Open daily 10-5, Summer: Fridays ’til 8 Busby Cellars – 6375 Grizzly Flat Rd, Somerset; 530 344-9119 Fri-Sun 11-5 Cantiga Wineworks – 5980 Meyers Lane, Somerset; 530 621-1696 Fri-Sun 11-5 Cedarville Vnyd – 6320 Marestail Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-9463 Open by appointment only Charles B. Mitchell – 8221 Stoney Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3467 Open daily 11-5 Chateau Rodin – 4771 Green Hill Rd, Placerville; 530 622-6839 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Chateau Routon – 2800 Omo Ranch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5818 Sat-Sun 11-5 Chevalier Winery – 5720 French Creek Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-1676 Sat-Sun 12-5 Tasting Room – 2530 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 888 802-9321 Sat-Sun 12-5 Colibri Ridge – 6100 Gray Rock Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7255 Fri-Sun 11-5 Crystal Basin Winery – 3550 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-1767 Open daily 11-5 David Girard Vineyards – 741 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville; 530 295-1833 Thu-Sun 11-5 dkcellars – 7380 Vineyard View Dr, Fair Play; 530 620-1132 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fenton Herriott – 120 Jacquier Ct, Placerville; 530 642-2021 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Fitzpatrick Winery – 7740 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3248 Wed-Mon 11-5 Fleur de Lys – 7696 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2246 Fri-Sun 11-5 Gold Hill Winery – 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522 Thur-Sun 10-5 or by appointment Granite Springs – 5050 Granite Springs Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-6395 Sat-Sun 11-5 Iverson Vineyards – 8061 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7474 Thur-Mon 11-5 High View Vineyards – 304 Main St, Placerville; 530 344-8488 Mon-Thu 3-7, Fri 3-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 2-6 Holly’s Hill Winery – 3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville; 530 344-0227 Open daily 10-5 Jodar Vineyards – 3405 Carson Court, Camino; 530 644-3474 Open daily 11-5 Latcham Vineyards – 2860 Omo Ranch Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-6642 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Lava Cap – 2221 Fruitridge, Placerville; 530 621-0175 Open daily 11-5 Madrona Vineyards – 2560 High Hill Road, Camino; 530 644-5948 Open daily 11-5 Mais Fica Winery – 3395 Kincade Dr, Placerville; 530-344-0725 Open by appointment Mining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Thur-Sun 11-5

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