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Folie à Deux & Napa Cellars

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O C TO B E R 1 4 , 2 0 1 1 – I S S U E 4 2 – V O LU M E 3 0 ON THE COVER Folie à Deux & Napa Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 WINE COUNTRY NEWS Northern California Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18 WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-45 Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45 SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-61 Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-61 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-66 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . 64 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-78

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intelligence for the Wine conSUMer by Len Napolitano

What are the proper conditions for storing wine?
Proper wine storage becomes an important issue when you are keeping wines for the long term. If, however, you typically drink your wines within a month or so of purchase, the storage environment is less critical, but certain basic rules should still be followed. Whether speaking of long- or short-term storage, the conditions that destroy wine are extremes in temperature and humidity. Rooms or storage areas with extreme conditions must be avoided. This means not keeping the wines in an area where the ambient temperature consistently reaches above 70 degrees or dips below 45 degrees. Ideally, and especially for long-term keeping of quality wines, the temperature range should be narrowed to 50° to 60°, for both red and white wines. Failing to keep wine within these limits will either accelerate the aging (high-temperature conditions) or slow the aging (cold temperature conditions), and degrade the character and balance of the wine. In addition, wines must not be subjected to frequent wide swings in temperatures, more than 10 degrees within short periods of time. Gradual increases or decreases in temperature, such as when the seasons change, will not do any harm. A wine will also be affected somewhat by storage area humidity. The perfect level is around 75% humidity. When a wine storage room reaches around 85%, the risk of mold on corks and bottle labels is increased. Humidity levels below 50% will increase the risk of wine evaporating and oxygen entering the bottle. Remember that storing bottles on their sides will keep wine in contact with the cork and insure that it remains moist and expanded to keep a tight closure. A dry cork will become brittle, shrink and eventually allow air to get to the wine, which also will ruin the quality of the wine. If you are a relatively serious wine collector, you may want to consider a wine storage unit that works similar to a normal refrigerator. The difference is in the wine storage unit’s precise control of a proper storage temperature and humidity, in addition to having a vibration-damping design. A normal refrigerator’s motor will cause vibrations that will harm very old wines that contain sediment. Wine storage units come in a wide variety of sizes and will have bottle shelves or drawers for holding as few as 24 bottles or as much as 2000 bottles, and sometimes more. In California, where basements are rare, the wine storage unit is a necessity for keeping valuable wines. If you have a basement that has fairly consistent temperature and humidity throughout the year, you have a low-cost, convenient storage facility. Always keep wines in a dark storage area, as sunlight, and to a lesser extent, fluorescent light will harm wines.
Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators, Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com. Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of Wine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.

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Quality Wines All Under $25 at Wine Garage, Calistoga
by Jeffry Ross
The Skinny – The Wine Garage is all about the juice. It’s also about having fun –
like a kid in a candy store. The Wine Garage is, literally, a former gas station. Todd, the wine buyer, travels far and wide to find top-shelf, affordably priced wines. Inside, you’ll find more than 200 different labels neatly arranged in cases on the floor and an engaging staff who are friendly, attentive and most importantly, they know their wines. Buzz – Despite its funky space, the Wine Garage is a wine lover’s best friend. Reminiscent of visiting your favorite record store (yes, kids, once upon a time, that’s where you had to buy your music), the fun is going through all the cases and finding something you’ve never heard of. All the wines have been test driven by the staff, so, whatever you select, you won’t be disappointed. Value – Ultimately, the Wine Garage is about value. It’s no secret that in Napa Valley, it’s difficult to score a highly rated red for less than $65, but the Wine Garage manages to do it all the time. The staff takes great pride hunting down unusual and lesser-known, limited-production wines and passing their haggling finesse on to us. Ten-second summary – With the exception of Wine Garage labeled-awardwinning Cabernets, nothing in this hip hideaway is more than $25! The Wine Garage is stocked with premium, small-lot wines that you won’t find at BevMo, Trader Joe’s or your local wine store (plus, they do a better job storing their wines at the correct temperature). Best bets – In addition to all the labels the Wine Garage represents, they also produce their own lip-smacking blends. My in-house favorites are: 2009 Joy Ride (white blend), 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet, 2007 Napa Valley Petite Syrah, 2008 Napa Valley “Chihuahua” Cabernet and 2006 Napa Valley Hillside Cabernet. Under-the-radar – Go old-school with half-gallon jugs filled while you wait using their specifically designed service station nozzles. Not only are the wines delicious (and affordable), the jug is crazy fun conversation at the table. It’s also a cool gift. Secrets – For the next few weeks, receive an additional ten percent off the already low prices when you purchase six bottles. Twenty percent on a case. Better yet, the Wine Garage has the BEST wine club in the valley – and they ship just about everywhere. Insider – If you’re a serious wino, get on the inside track for ultra exclusive deals by hooking up with the Wine Garage on Twitter and Facebook (wine club members get first crack to cream-of-the-crop finds).

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NAPA VALLEY
ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • oct 7: Vintner’s lunch, ZD Wines • oct 13: Moonlight escape Dinner • oct 15, 29: Murder Mystery Dinner • oct 21: Vintner’s lunch, Judd’s hill • oct 28: trick-or-train halloween Bash, dinner plus dancing after 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 • Wine Aroma challenge • Single Vineyard cabernets • freestone & Phelps • Barrel seminar 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 FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Taste with the Count at Buena Vista A 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20 A 90-minute “taste with the count” with reserve Buena Vista wines in “the count’s lair” by the count. 2pm, $45, rSVP, 800-926-1266 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 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 • taste the Silverado Bench, $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 Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery napa , 877-386-5070 x227, www.andrettiwinery.com • individual tastings, $15 • Private Winery tour & tasting, $20/person by appointment • Vineyard tours, $20/person by appointment 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 Tastings & Seminars at St. Supéry rutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-231-6116 • Wine & cheese Pairing Seminars, 11am, alternate Saturdays • chocolate Pairing, 11am, alternate Saturdays • cabernet library tasting, 11am, alternate Saturdays • Wine 101 at St. Supéry, 11am, Sundays ONGOING Taste at Oxbow Wine and Chocolate Pairing 5 chocolates with 5 wines for $20. 12-7 pm Sunday-thursday 12-9 pm friday-Saturday. reservations recommended. 707-265-9600. 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 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 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 ONGOING SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500 ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • oct 8: An evening with Wesla Whitfield • oct 9: laurence Juber, Peppino D’Agostino & carlos reyes • oct 10: Popovich comedy Pet theater • oct 11: comedy Series, Joe Klocek • oct 13: Keiko Matsui • oct 15: Katie herzig & Butterfly Boucher • oct 16: café cabaret, Best of Broadway • oct 17: Shelby lynne • oct 20: Peter White • oct 23: Songs of old Waikiki • oct 27: 7 Walkers • oct 28: haunted opera house ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com • oct 8-9: gilbert gottfried • oct 15: the Spinners • oct 16: george & Keoki Kahumoku Show & lu’au • oct 21: U.S. national formation Dance champion, BYU Ballroom Dance co.

UPCOMING
• Daily: Valley first tour • Daily: grgich hills estate Winery tour • fri-Sun: Domaine chandon Winery tour • Sat: Valley’s only evening Winery tour • Mon-thu: Ambassador Winery tour • oct 7: Vintner’s lunch, ZD Wines • oct 13: Moonlight escape Dinner • oct 15, 29: Murder Mystery Dinner • oct 21: Vintner’s lunch, Judd’s hill Winery

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ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines napa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com • oct 6: cheese Meets Wine class by Janet fletcher • oct 7: russian river Valley tasting • oct 13: t-Vine cellars grand tasting • oct 14: A taste tour of italy • oct 28: Pinot noirs from Around the World ONGOING di Rosa napa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org • oct 15: Artistic license, Auction X ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com • oct 8: robert earl Keen • oct 14: tainted love • oct 15: ryan Adams • oct 16: Steven Wright • oct 18: Jason Bonham’s led Zeppelin experience • oct 19: the Miles Davis experience • oct 25: lindsey Buckingham of fleetwood Mac • oct 28: Jonny lang • oct 30: gabriel iglesias ONGOING Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley napa town center, napa, 707-253-9450 www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices • oct 7, 14, 21, 28: 15 open Bottles! • oct 8-9: california cheeses with napa Valley Wines • oct 12, 29-30: chocolate Decadence • oct 15-16: tri-tip Sliders, craft Beer & napa Wine • oct 20, 25: flight night, craft Beer Samplers • oct 22-23: Seasonal Bruschetta & napa Wine ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 13 Signs of Life Photography Exhibit by Robert Buelteman at Mumm Napa rutherford, www.mummnapa.com, 707-976-7702 OCTOBER 6 First Thursday Fashion! Food! Fun! Sip, shop & taste your way through downtown! Downtown calistoga, 6-9pm, www.calistogavisitors.com OCTOBER 7 Beaulieu Vineyard – Red Wine Aroma Seminar rutherford, 2-4pm, $20/members & guests www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896, rSVP OCTOBER 8 Crush Party at V. Sattui Winery St. helena, 6:15-9:30pm, $79/member, $89 www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774 OCTOBER 8 7th Annual Feast of Eden at Raymond Vineyards land trust of napa county St. helena, 5pm, $250, 707-252-3270, www.napalandtrust.org OCTOBER 8 Harvest Party & Lobster Feed at Sequoia Grove napa, 6-9pm, $85/members, $100, rSVP www.sequoiagrove.com, 707-944-2945x111 OTOBER 8, 15, 22 The Count of Buena Vista 20 minute long performance in front of the stone winery building at Buena Vista. local Sonoma actors bring to life father Jose Altimira, general Vallejo and count haraszthy. free, 2pm, www.buenavistacarneros.com OCTOBER 8 Fall Celebration Paraduxx Winery, napa, 707-967-2031 OCTOBER 8 Harvest Party Benessere Vineyards, St. helena, 11am-3pm Members/$75, general admission/$90, rSVP www.benesserevineyards.com, 707-963-5853x107

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OCTOBER 8-9 Eric Christensen to Appear at Gallery 1870 V Marketplace, Yountville, 2-5pm www.vmarketplace.com, 707-944-9670 OCTOBER 9 Profile Club 11th Annual Harvest Party at Merryvale Vineyards St. helena, 1-4pm, free/members, $25/guests www.merryvale.com, 877-887-7763, rSVP OCTOBER 13 Pink Party Domaine chandon, Yountville, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 OCTOBER 15 DVX Release Party at Mumm Napa rutherford, 2-4pm, $45/members, $50, rSVP www.mummnapa.com, 800-686-6272 OCTOBER 15 Beaulieu Vineyard Beauzeaux Celebration rutherford, 11am-1pm, $45, www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896, rSVP OCTOBER 15 Harvest Wine Club Dinner at Reynolds Family Winery napa, 6-9pm, 707-258-2558, rSVP, www.reynoldsfamilywinery.com OCTOBER 15 Gallery Exhibit Opening Gala at Turnbull: Abstract Visions, A Brett Weston Retrospective turnbull Wine cellars, oakville, enjoy the official release of the 2008 Black label oakville cabernet Sauvignon. 5:30-7pm www.turnbullWines.com, 707-963-5839x15 OCTOBER 15 The Beringer Great Steak Challenge Beringer Vineyards, St. helena, cooking channel live taping of the grand finale. hosted by Jamie & Bobby Dean & Winemaker laurie hook. 10:45am-2:15pm, www.beringer.com, 866-708-9463 OCTOBER 15 Harvest Party Bourassa Vineyards, napa, 4-7pm, www.bourassavineyards.com, 707-254-4922 OCTOBER 15 The Artist’s Palette Dining Experience: Lail Vineyards Ma(i)sonry napa Valley, napa – hosted by Proprietor robin lail, 6:30pm $155, $124/members, www.maisonry.com, 707-944-0889 OCTOBER 15 - MARCH 30 Abstract Visions, A Brett Weston Retrospective at Turnbull turnbull Wine cellars, oakville, A comprehensive exhibition celebrating his 100th birthday. www.turnbullWines.com, 707-963-5839x15 OCTOBER 16 Music on the Terrace Domaine chandon, Yountville, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 OCTOBER 20 Vintner Dinner with Mike Grgich Bardessono, Yountville, www.grgich.com, 707-204-6000 OCTOBER 21 Grgich Hills Estate Winemaker Dinner Meadowood, napa Valley, St. helena, 5pm, $187 www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784 OCTOBER 22 Spectacular Beringer Cellar Sale Experience St. helena, 10am-2pm, free/members & guests, $35/general www.beringer.com, 888-708-9463 OCTOBER 22 Annual Harvest Party at Ehlers Estate St. helena, 5-8:30pm, rSVP, Wine club event www.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972 OCTOBER 22 Calistoga Blues Fest live blues bands & wine tasting from 15 wineries. Music 12-6pm, wine 1-6pm www.calistogaVisitors.com, 707-942-6333 OCTOBER 22 Sisters Annual “Crush” Breast Cancer Fundraiser V Marketplace, Yountville, 11am-8pm www.vmarketplace.com, 707-944-8400 OCTOBER 22 Date & Movie Night: Bottle Shock the room, flora Springs, St. helena, 5:10pm wine & dinner, movie 7:10pm www.florasprings.com, 866-967-8032 OCTOBER 22 Cooking Class: Graces Table cedar gables inn, napa,featuring trahan Winery & olabisi Wines $150, 4-8pm, www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969 OCTOBER 22 Barrel Tastings at Twilight Viader Winery, Deer Park, 4-7pm, $35, members/free www.viader.com, 707-963-3816 OCTOBER 29 Crystal Costume Ball at Raymond Vineyards St. helena, 9pm-1am, $45, 707-963-6941, www.raymondvineyards.com OCTOBER 29 Halloween Party at Acacia Vineyard napa, www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991 OCTOBER 29 Halloween at the Chateau at Domaine Carneros napa, chateau Society event, 8-11pm 800-716-2788, www.domainecarneros.com ONGOING Private Wine Tastings at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40pp by appointment, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com • Scentiments – test your Smell Memory • White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses • King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates • Matchmaker – wine and food pairing • PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate • cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevations ONGOING Wine and Food Pairing at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines with the perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointment 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com ONGOING Free Guided Winery Tour at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointment 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com ONGOING Group Private Tastings at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, by appointment. $20 per person, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.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 & Wine Pairing at 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 Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25 707-571-7500, www.kj.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonoma 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 THURSDAYS Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba Sonoma, enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine tasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.com ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAY Unique Food & Wine Pairings at HKG Tasting Room glen ellen, 12-6pm, 707-938-7622, www.hopkilnwinery.com

SONOMA COUNTY
FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER Sebastiani Winery Friday Music Series Sonoma, 6-9pm, 707-933-3226, www.sebastiani.com • oct 7: Jami Jamison Band • oct 14: cynthia carr & the cartunes • oct 21: hellhounds • oct 28: Backtrax ONGOING Live Music at Centre du Vin ledson hotel, Sonoma, 707-996-9779 www.ledsonhotel.com • oct 8, 22: Jess Petty • oct 15: Amber gougis • oct 29: Jonathan Poretz ONGOING Jazz it Up Saturday Wine & Jazz Concert Series Seasons of the Vineyard tasting Bar, healdsburg, 4-6pm www.seasonsofthevineyard.com, 707-431-2222 • oct 8: Mad & eddie Duran trio • oct 22: Anton Schwartz Quartet ONGOING Private Tastings at Viansa www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470 • italian Wine & cheese Pairing,10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment, $10/members, $25 • reserve Wine & food Pairing, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment free/members, $45 ONGOING Reserve Wine & Food Pairing Private Tasting at Viansa Sonoma, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470, free/members, $45 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 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

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ONGOING Moondance Cellars & Orchard Station Wines glen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10 707-938-7550, www.moondancecellars.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 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org • oct 9: Am Phil Dark Shadows • oct 14: Mary oliver • oct 15-17: Santa rosa Symphony Set one • oct 18: Vince gill • oct 20: David cook & gavin Degraw • oct 27: Vienna Boys choir • oct 28: golden Dragon Acrobats • oct 30: Pops ode to ella & gershwin • oct 31: Jeff Beck ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com • oct 21-23, 28-30: Jekyll and hyde, the Musical ONGOING FRIDAYS Friday Night Music Series with Food Trucks Michel-Schlumberger Winery, healdsburg, 5:30-8:30pm, $5 www.michelsclumberger.com, 800-447-3060 • oct 7: full Steam • oct 14: carlos herrera ONGOING SATURDAYS Swirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101) Big 3 Wine Bar, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma 10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000 ONGOING SATURDAYS Complimentary Concert Series landmark Winery, Sonoma, 1-4pm, www.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053 • oct 8: Q Morrow (Spanish guitar) ONGOING WEDNESDAY EVENINGS THROUGH OCTOBER 19 Wine & Sunsets in Paradise at Paradise Ridge Winery Santa rosa – Bring a picnic & enjoy the sunset & wine from the Veranda & terrace! 6pm, www.prwinery.com, 707-528-Wine ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 21 Petaluma River Sunset Wine & Cheese Eco-Cruise Petaluma turning Basin, Petaluma, 5:30-7:30pm www.friendsofthepetalumariver.org, 707-763-7756 ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER Garden Tours at DeLoach Vineyards Santa rosa, guided tasting of wines & seasonal treats from the garden. 707-526-9111, www.deloachvineyards.com, $30 ONGOING THROUGH EARLY SPRING 2012 16th Annual Sculpture Exhibit “FINALE” at Paradise Ridge Winery the Sculpture grove can be seen until dusk, followed by a glass of wine on the winery’s veranda, with its spectacular view of the sunset. 11am-5pm, daily www.prwinery.com, 707-528-Wine OCTOBER 7 Tapas on the Terrace at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 5:30-7:30pm, $35, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 OCTOBER 7-9 Harvest Lunches at Michel-Schlumberger Winery healdsburg – 11am-2pm, $65, www.michelsclumberger.com, 800-447-3060 OCTOBER 8 Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer: Flavor Palate & Sparkling Wines – An Appetizing Seminar Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25 plus tax, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999

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OCTOBER 8 Brewmaster Cheesemaker Dinner at Sea Ranch Lodge Sea ranch, 5:30pm, $65, 800-732-7262 OCTOBER 8 Wine Club & End of Harvest Party at Sausal Winery healdsburg, 10am-4pm, www.sausalwinery.com, 800-500-2285 OCTOBER 8 Fall Farm-to-Table Dinner Quivira Vineyard, healdsburg, 4-8pm, www.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8354 OCTOBER 8 Estate Harvest Dinner: Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard Sonoma, 6:30pm, $65, 707-933-3663, www.thegirlandthefig.com OCTOBER 8 Festival of the Autumn Moon Benefit Gala francis ford coppola Winery, geyserville, 6-9:30pm OCTOBER 8 Harvest Celebration Keller estate, Petaluma, 12-4:30pm, $35, 707-765-2117 OCTOBER 8 5th Annual Sonoma Bar Battle Sonoma Veterans Building, Sonoma, 6pm, $30/adv, $35 www.sonomabarbattle.com OCTOBER 8 Fall Garden Lunch Alexander Valley Vineyards, healdsburg, noon, $35, 707-433-7209 OCTOBER 8 Cotati Oktoberfest la Plaza Park, cotati, 12-6pm, 707-795-5508 OCTOBER 8 Oktoberfest Petaluma community center, Petaluma, 4-10pm www.petalumavalleyrotary.org, 707-763-9556 OCTOBER 8 Orchard Walk & Mill Tour Mcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 10am-12pm, $30 www.mcevoyranch.com, 866-617-6779 OCTOBER 9 Second Sunday Southern-Style BBQ freestone Vineyards, freestone, www.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010 OCTOBER 9 Home Cheesemaking Class with Sheana Davis of The Epicurean Connection the Sonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45 www.sheanadavis.com, 707-935-7960, rSVP OCTOBER 9 Hands-On Paella Class Alderbrook Winery, healdsburg, 11am-2pm, $120/members, $140/guests www.alderbrook.com, 707-433-5987x4210 OCTOBER 9 Casual Sunday Sip & Pick Windsor oaks Vineyards, Windsor, 10am-5pm www.windsoroaksvineyards.com, 707-433-3810 OCTOBER 14 Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer: Perfectly Pinot Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30 plus tax, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 OCTOBER 14 25th Annual Summer-Fall Winemaker Dinner Series: Antinori inn at the tides, Bodega Bay, $99, www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788 OCTOBER 14 Fireside Chat & Dinner with Joel Peterson ravenswood Winery, Sonoma, 5:30pm, $90, $75/members www.ravenswoodwinery.com, 707-933-2336 OCTOBER 15 Propeller Club Speakeasy Party at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Sonoma, 5:30-9:30pm, 707-931-7575, www.jacuzziwines.com OCTOBER 15 Corvettes at the Ledson Castle ledson Winery, Kenwood, 11am-4pm www.ledsonwinery.com, 707-537-3823 OCTOBER 15 8th Annual Healdsburg Crush Festival St. John School Parish Activity center, healdsburg, 6-9pm, $65 www.healdsburgcrushfestival.org, 707-433-2758 OCTOBER 15 Chef’s Harvest 2011 Seghesio family Vineyards, healdsburg, www.seghesio.com, 707-433-3579 OCTOBER 15-16 Harvest Open House at Arrowood Vineyards glen ellen, 11am-3pm, www.arrowoodwinery.com, 707-938-2600 OCTOBER 15-16, 22-23 26th Annual ARTrails Open Studios Various locations in Sonoma county, www.Artrails.org, 707-579-2787 OCTOBER 16 Old Roma Station Fall Festival old roma Station Wine District, healdsburg, 12-4pm, $20/adv, $30 J. Keverson, hart’s Desire, Sapphire hill & Skewis Wines www.oldromastation.com, 707-484-3083 OCTOBER 20 Songwriters in Sonoma at Meadowcroft Wines Maria Mandrussow & Katherine Paige, $15 Sonoma, www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com, 707-934-4090 OCTOBER 20 Girls Night Out Downtown healdsburg, 5-8pm, www.healdsburg.com, 707-433-6935 OCTOBER 21 25th Annual Summer-Fall Winemaker Dinner Series: Francis Ford Coppola Presents Join Jack Marx, District Manager, northern california inn at the tides, Bodega Bay, $89, www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788 OCTOBER 22 Zinfandel Sale & Harvest BBQ at St. Francis Winery Santa rosa, 3-6pm, $35, $25/members, reservations required www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-Winex259 OCTOBER 22 Wine Club Pick-up Party at Wilson Winery healdsburg, www.wilsonwinery.com, 800-433-4602 OCTOBER 22 Harvest Moon Dinner at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 6:30-10pm, $95, $80.75/members www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 OCTOBER 22 Harvest Party at Balletto Vineyards Crush Pad Santa rosa, 4-8pm, $15/members, $20/guests www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455x111 OCTOBER 22 Pumpkin Carving Contest Kenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, 11am-4pm www.kenwoodvineyards.com, 707-282-4228 OCTOBER 22 9th Annual Harvest Festival robledo family Winery, Sonoma, 12-4pm, $55/members, $65 www.robledofamilywinery.com, 707-939-6903, rSVP OCTOBER 22 JacquestOberfest Michel-Schlumberger Winery, healdsburg, 12-3pm, $65 www.michelsclumberger.com, 800-447-3060 OCTOBER 22-23 New Release Weekend Quivira Vineyard, healdsburg, 11am-5pm www.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8333 OCTOBER 23 Pinot on the River healdsburg Plaza, healdsburg, 12-4pm www.pinotfestival.com, 707-922-6362 OCTOBER 23 Redwood Chorale Performance: The Road to Italy at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Sonoma, 3pm, $20, www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575 OCTOBER 24, 26 Vintage Film Series #3: Wizard of Oz Sebastiani theatre, Sonoma, Mon 7pm, Wed 1pm www.sebastianitheatre.com, 707-996-2020 OCTOBER 27 Winemaker Dinner Series: Domaine Carneros Santé restaurant, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn, Sonoma www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000 OCTOBER 28 1st Annual Brewmaster Dinner Series: Lagunitas Brewing Co. the tides Wharf restaurant, Bodega Bay, 6:30pm, $60 www.innatthetides.com, 707-875-3652 OCTOBER 29 Canine Companions Benefit Dinner at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 6:30-10pm, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 OCTOBER 29 Fall Fest at Christopher Creek Winery healdsburg, 11am-4pm, $10, members/free www.christophercreek.com, 707-433-2001 OCTOBER 29 Hike & Taste in the Vineyards Kunde family estate, Kenwood, 10am, $30, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501 OCTOBER 29 Project Zin hotel healdsburg, healdsburg, 6pm, www.projectzin.org OCTOBER 29 Hallowinemaker’s Dinner Kunde estate Winery, Kenwood, 6-9pm, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501 OCTOBER 30 Hallowine Dutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol www.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600 OCTOBER 31 17th Spooktacular Trick or Treating Petaluma Village Premium outlets, Petaluma www.premiumoutlets.com, 707-778-9300, 5-8pm

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 • oct 9, 16, 23, 30: Pumpkin express ONGOING FRIDAYS Tuscan Village Music Art Series terrill cellars, lower lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354 OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27 Meet the Winemaker Series Blue Wing Saloon, Upper lake, 5:30-8:30pm www.bluewingsaloon.com, 707-275-2233 OCTOBER 7-8 Hemp, Hops & Harvest Festival Point Arena, www.pointarena.net OCTOBER 8 Run the Ranch 5k Run/Walk at Jaxon Keys hopland, 9am-5pm, 877-462-0666, www.jaxonkeys.com OCTOBER 8 Harvest Dog Hike Saracina Vineyards, hopland, 10am-1pm www.saracina.com, 707-744-1671

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OCTOBER 8 Abalone Cook-off & Festival Mendocino, 12-3pm, www.mendoparks.org OCTOBER 8-9 15th Annual Steele Wines Harvest Festival Steele Wines, Kelseyville, 10am-5pm, www.steelewines.com, 707-279-9475 OCTOBER 14 Harvest Moon Hometown Celebration Willits, www.willits.org OCTOBER 22-23 20th Annual Fall Hopland Passport hopland, 11am-5pm, $45/adv, $55, $20/Saturday only www.hoplandPassport.com, 800-564-2582

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael 415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us • oct 8: italian film festival, happy family • oct 9: le Petit Marché french Market • oct 14-16: 22nd Annul Bioneers conference • oct 17, 20: Marin Speakers Series ii, thomas friedman • oct 19: Senior information fair, Seize the Day! • oct 20: laugh with Will Durst, cartoonist in Words • oct 21: Michael Bernard Beckwith, finding Your higher Purpose • oct 22: italian film festival

OCTOBER 7 Joe Sharino & Chardonnay Under the Stars at Guglielmo Winery Morgan hill, 5:30-10pm, $30, $25/ 4 or more tickets www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145 OCTOBER 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 27-31 Fright Nights Winchester Mystery house, San Jose, www.WinchesterMysteryhouse.com OCTOBER 23 Woofstock 2011 – Pets & Pinot the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 12-6pm, $15/adv, $20 www.mountainwinery.com, 408-741-2822 OCTOBER 24-31 Halloween Candy Pairing clos la chance, San Martin, www.clos.com, 408-686-1050

SAN MATEO COUNTY
OCTOBER 10 38th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off iDeS grounds, half Moon Bay, 7-11am www.miramarevents.com, 650-726-9652 OCTOBER 15-16 41st Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Main Street, half Moon Bay, 9am-5pm, free www.miramarevents.com, 650-726-9652

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SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 9 Golden Gate Park Band Summer Sunday Concerts golden gate Park, San francisco, 1pm, free www.goldengateparkband.org, 510-530-0814 OCTOBER 8 3rd Annual Lodi’s Treasure Island WineFest treasure island, San francisco, 1-5pm www.tiwinefest.com, 209-367-4727 OCTOBER 12 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries Tasting city View at Metreon, San francisco, 6:30-8:30pm www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/top100, 415-844-0237 OCTOBER 15 Meet Mike Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate the Wine club, San francisco, 2-5pm, www.grgich.com, 800-966-7835 OCTOBER 12 Union Street Wine Walk Union Street, San francisco, 4-8pm, www.sresporductions.com

ALAMEDA COUNTY
OCTOBER 7, 21, 28 Zin Café rosenblum cellars, Alameda, 6:30-9:30pm, $10, rSVP www.rosenblumcellars.com, 707-510-995-4120 OCTOBER 22, 29 Regional Wine Series rosenblum cellars, Alameda, 11am-6pm, $10 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 707-510-995-4120

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 ONGOING Concerts at Montalvo Arts Center Saratoga, 408-961-5858, www.montalvoarts.org OCTOBER 6 Guglielmo Winery Winemaker Dinner ristorante Da Mario, Saratoga, 6:30pm, $65 www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-741-1518

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

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ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 11 Movies Under the Stars hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463 ONGOING Live Music at KRML Radio the eastwood Building, carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.com ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row Monterey – family fun, music, fine dining & discounts, 4-8pm, 831-649-6690 ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Monterey Museum of Art Monterey, evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477 EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH Pair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellars gilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca ice cream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases. www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827 EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines cepage Wine Bar, rancho cellars, carmel, 3-8pm 831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com EVERY WEDNESDAY Wine Down Wednesdays fortino Winery, gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 OCTOBER 6 Taste of Carmel carmel Mission courtyard, carmel, 6-9pm www.morganwinery.com, 831-624-2522 OCTOBER 7 3rd Annual Boy Scout Boardwalk Beach Jam Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590 OCTOBER 8-9 Hot Rods at the Beach Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz, 10am-5pm www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590 OCTOBER 12-16 Carmel Art & Film Festival www.carmelartandfilm.com, 831-625-3700 OCTOBER 15 41st Annual Santa Cruz Band Review Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590 OCTOBER 16 Fiesta Del Mar Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey www.montereybayaquarium.org, 831-648-4800 OCTOBER 20 9th Annual Bernardus Wine Dinner Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 6:30pm, $165 www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550 OCTOBER 22 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590 OCTOBER 28 Wine, Art & Music Walk Pacific grove, 6-9pm, 831-373-3304 OCTOBER 29-30 Children’s Ghost Train roaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484

LIVERMORE
ONGOING Thursday Nights at the Table three-course family dining, $29, $39/includes wine, the restaurant at Wente Vineyards, livermore, 7pm, rSVP www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2444 ONGOING The Concerts at Wente Vineyards livermore, www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2424 ONGOING Wine Cave Tasting Experience Wente Vineyards, livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20, $15/wine club members rSVP, 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com/caves ONGOING Bankhead Theatre livermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org • oct 6: Bronx Wanderers • oct 8: 10th Annual ArtWalk • oct 8: Dvorak/caliendo • oct 9: A Salute to irving Berlin • oct 11: ron cohen • oct 14: tommy castro Band • oct 15: St. Petersburg String Quartet • oct 22-23, 28-30: hairspray ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Wine & Cheese Pairing la rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pm www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442 OCTOBER 7 La Luna Fridays Murietta’s Well, livermore, 6-9pm, www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395 OCTOBER 7 Reciprocal Tasting Weekend Murrieta’s Well, livermore, www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395 OCTOBER 9 Fall Antiques & Collectibles Street Faire Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton, 8am-4pm www.pleasantondowntown.net, 510-217-8696 OCTOBER 29 Brew Crawl Downtown Pleasanton, 925-484-2199, www.pleasantondowntown.net OCTOBER 30 Traditional Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing cedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 12-4pm, $5 www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
ONGOING Sierra Railroad oakdale, 209-848-2100, www.sierrarailroad.com • oct 8: Sunset Dinner • oct 11, 18: Scenic lunch

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com • oct 9, 16, 23, 30: Pumpkin train • oct 15, 22: great train robbery • oct 15: Murder Mystery Dinner ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.c. Davis, 866-754-ArtS, www.mondaviarts.org • oct 6: Yamoto • oct 8: Jonathan franzen • oct 13: Scottish Ballet • oct 20: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang • oct 21: rising Stars of opera • oct 24: thirty two Short films About glenn gould

SOLANO COUNTY
OCTOBER 8-9 First Annual Passport Weekend ten wineries in western Yolo and Solano counties invite you to visit for special tastings and events. 10am-5pm, $40, www.rootstowine.com

SUISUN VALLEY
ONGOING SATURDAYS $5 Wines by the Glass Winterhawk Winery, fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pm live music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977 • oct 8: hollywood Jenkins ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 9 Always…Patsy Cline Suisun harbor theatre, Suisun city www.solanocollegetheatre.org, 707-864-7100 OCTOBER 15 Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine OCTOBER 15-16 Fun Family Farm Days Wooden Valley Vineyards, Suisun Valley www.woodenvalley.com, 707-864-0730

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com • oct 7: Sandy hackett’s rat Pack • oct 9: nobuyuki tsujii, piano • oct 20: howie Mandel • oct 22: the Pink floyd concert experience • oct 23-24: Monterey Symphony, concert 1, lisztomania • oct 25: the Miles Davis experience ONGOING Live at Golden State Theatre Monterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com • oct 15: Jerry Seinfeld live ONGOING FRIDAYS Fromage Friday at Taste Morgan the crossroads carmel – enjoy a special cheese sampling with your tasting of Morgan & lee family farm wines. 3-5pm www.morganwinery.com, 831-626-3700 ONGOING SUNDAYS Library Sunday at Taste Morgan the crossroads carmel – An opportunity to taste some older vintages from Morgan Winery’s cellar. 2-5pm, 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com ONGOING Concert Series at Mountain Winery Saratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com • oct 4: ZZ top • oct 8: Billy idol OCTOBER 8 Moonlight Steam Train Dinner Party roaring camp railroads, felton, 6-10:30pm www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 OCTOBER 8-9 Happy Howloween Harvest Fair roaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484

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Spend the Day in St. Helena
by Alexandra Charsley
St. Helena is one area in Napa Valley that has so much to offer that I find myself running out of time before I’ve had a chance to experience it all. There are so many options within a short distance that spending a day here could really lead into a weekend affair. It’s such an historic, romantic area that it’s easy to fall in love with it. With each winery offering their own festivals and activities for the harvest season, you can usually observe or participate in some sort of winemaking during a tour. After wine tasting, be sure to visit one of the relaxing spas in the area to stay refreshed and energized. These wineries are within close proximity so it’s convenient to visit several during your stay. However you plan to spend your holiday in St. Helena, you will leave feeling happy, relaxed and maybe just a little more knowledgeable about the great wines produced in Napa Valley. Charles Krug – The tasting room located on the original Charles Krug estate, is part of a continuing legacy now owned by the Peter Mondavi Family. History is prominent here as the original cider press is on display as well as original buildings that flank the great lawn. Whether you favor a fresh crisp Sauvignon Blanc or one of their fruit-forward Family Reserve Generations, you are sure to find a wine you’ll love. Sample their award winning wines at the wine bar daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. David Fulton – I love finding small, hidden wineries and you will not want to miss the intimate setting here. These vineyards were originally planted in 1860 by the Fulton Family and are still owned and operated by this same family. They produce less than 400 cases of ultra-premium estate bottled Petite Sirah per year. Consistent for rich smooth flavors, their wines have repeatedly received accolades from noted experts in the field. They have also added a late harvest, port-like Petite Sirah wine which is a great finish to any meal. To schedule a tour or tasting, call (707) 967-0719 prior to your visit.
Beringer Vineyards

Beringer Vineyards – This historic estate has to be one of my favorites as the architecture is the vision of fairytales. They have an extensive portfolio of wines which makes it easy to find a favorite here. Spend the afternoon with a glass of wine strolling through the gardens. They offer various tasting rooms for sampling and tours are available by advance registration by calling 1-866-7089463. Merryvale Vineyards – This familyowned Napa Valley winery is dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. They are world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, a Bordeaux-style red blend Profile, and their food friendly and fruit driven brand Starmont. Their historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 and there you can enjoy tastings daily from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Prager Winery and Port Works – If you enjoy Port as much as I do, then you have to stop in for a tasting. Since their first harvest in 1979, they have been producing various styles of premium California Port wine. They currently offer two table wines and six different Ports. Even if Port isn’t your style, their tasting room is quite unusual as the walls and ceilings are covered in currency from around the world. Tastings are offered daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sutter Home Winery – This is probably the most recognized winery in St. Helena as most of their wine can be found from coast to coast. They do however have varietals that are exclusive to the winery which prove to be worth a taste. Their tasting room is casual and they offer complimentary tastings and selfguided tours. No reservations are needed and they are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Louis M. Martini – Their tasting room showcases at least ten different wines from their family’s cellar year-round, including the award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon. Taste their wines in the warm, intimate setting of the tasting room, or relax on the shaded piazza. Their Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon should definitely be on your list to taste as it was so memorable. Tours are also offered and reservations are recommended by calling (707) 968-3362. Arger-Martucci – This boutique winery was formed by two families that share a passion for making great wine. While they do not have a large estate, they have kept their focus on the quality of their wine. On a beautiful day, you can taste wine in their back garden next to the pool which is so enjoyable! They offer six different tasting flights and are open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

V. Sattui Winery

V. Sattui Winery – Ordering a picnic lunch here is a must! Not only do they offer a great tasting room experience, but they have one serious deli. After tasting wine, you can take your purchase outdoors and get cozy at one of their picnic tables. Instead of tables being in one designated space, they are

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spread throughout the property which definitely makes for a relaxing experience. They produce so many varietals, that it is an ideal place to taste with friends. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Raymond Experience

Raymond Vineyards – This is a classic Napa Valley winery that has been updated and modernized. They are under new ownership and I love the direction they went. Their wine is outstanding but they offer so many different tasting areas like the crystal cellar that it definitely makes it easy to return. Four different tasting flights featuring current vintages as well as limited edition wines are offered. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and no reservations are needed. Tours and specialty tastings are also offered by appointment and can be made by calling 1-800525-2659. Whitehall Lane – Once the beauty of their estate draws you in, taste some award winning wines from this small family owned winery. The main tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. They also offer tours daily at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you would like a more personal tasting experience, a reserve tasting is offered in a private setting with a winery concierge. This is a one-hour tasting for their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignons and appointments can be made by calling 1-800963-9454 x29.

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Pope Valley Winery
Turn Left and Go Back 100 Years!
Along a winding country road, up an unpaved drive and past Gus, a big, friendly, chocolate lab, you’ll find one of the most unpretentious, down-to-earth tasting rooms around. The Pope Valley, one of the California wine region’s hidden treasures, is home to the Pope Valley Winery. This serene, bucolic setting offers a wine tasting experience far, far away from the ostentatious fare to be found at some of the more well-known wine country destinations. Here you will be treated less like a visitor and more like a friend. To reach the Pope Valley Winery requires a leisurely country drive that is, in itself, a significant part of the experience. Winding through picturesque fields, undulating vineyards and oak-studded hills, one gets the feeling of being transported back in time. Pope Valley Winery allows wine lovers to step back in time and experience 40 acres of history. Pope Valley Winery was established in 1897 by Ed Haus. He fashioned it as a three-story gravitational flow winery with a hand-dug cave, to allow the wine to flow from crusher, to press, to barrel. Almost a century later, long-time Pope Valley residents, the Eakle family, purchased this historical winery and brought new life back into the Pope Valley. In 2009 the next generation of Eakle’s stepped in to continue building and furthering the families vision for Pope Valley Winery as a fine winemaking establishment. Currently siblings, David Eakle as winemaker along with consultant Shaun Richardson and Diana Eakle Hawkins as general manager, are making great strides in bringing Pope Valley Winery to the next level. The winery’s grounds seem almost untouched by time, with six original nineteenth century structures still standing. Visitors are invited to tour the original blacksmith shop, a wagon shed and more. Many of the original tools still reside inside the historical structures. While the three-story winery has power now, its cave, which took nine years to dig, still exists. Those who tour it get a real feeling for nineteenth century winemaking. Pope Valley Winery produces high quality, handcrafted single varietal wines. The winery’s vineyards include more than 80 acres planted to Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel and Merlot. The rich, intense and flavorful wines are created by combining superior fruit and oak barrel aging in the century old cave. Although located off the beaten track, Pope Valley Winery has definitely been discovered by wine critics. In fact, five medals were awarded to Pope Valley wines at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition alone, including a double gold for the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve. Visitors are invited to visit the winery for tours and tastings daily form 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The winery offers both a complimentary tasting and reserve tasting along with tours, picnic tables and a bocce ball court for guests enjoyment. Also available for purchase are delicious cheese baskets for visitors to enjoy on the patio with a glass of wine.

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New Moscato Release from Folie à Deux
by Ronda Giangreco
Wines can often be recognized as sophisticated, weighty or even intimidating just by the name and label. But if you are looking for an approachable, fun-loving and delicious addition to your afternoon in the wine country, there are few wines or wineries more welcoming and laid back than Napa Cellars/Folie à Deux. From the moment you pull into this convivial and lively place, you’ll know that pretentious mannerisms will not be required. This is a winery where you can kick off your flip-flops, grab a table and enjoy a great bottle of wine with your summer picnic. Their extremely popular Ménage à Trois wines offer just the sort of joyful, light-hearted touch that many are looking to find during a sun-lit drive through the Napa Valley. And you can be one of the very first to sample their brand new Menage Moscato. This wine is like laughter in a bottle. Floral and a touch on the sweet side, the Moscato is just the sort of wine to lift your spirits and get the fun started. Located precisely in the middle of the Napa Valley, their tasting room is a relaxed, friendly place with a distinct party atmosphere. It offers a perfect opportunity for creating a wine country memory free of even a hint of snobbery. Their extensive gift shop also gives you a

chance to pick up something as a reminder of your escape with an impressive array of gift items, including logoed T-shirts, hats, glassware, oils and dipping sauces (samples available), picnic supplies and more, all artfully displayed around the room on upended barrels and custom display racks. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, too – mounds of lavender and assorted vibrantly hued flowers delight the eye and fill the air with sweet aromas, while the soothing sounds of a fountain burbles away merrily, providing the background music for your pastoral pleasure. The visitor’s center is a geodesic dome, with a pentagon shaped tasting bar set up in the middle of the room. Directly above the bar, in the center of the room, a grape motif stained glass window shines a rainbow of color down on the cheerful scene. A marble topped bar against one wall is used for overflow on busy days, and because of its prime location, this tasting room can really get to rocking…literally. The sounds of classic rock provide just the sort of spirit that these wines require. No matter how big the crowd may get, the jovial staff always makes everyone feel like they are not just another customer, but a member of the gang. The visitors center for Napa Cellars and Folie à Deux, located at 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville, CA is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-535-6400 or visit their website at www.napacellars.com or www.folieadeaux.com.

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Judd’s Hill Winery Revives Lost Poetry Contest
eastern hills of St. Helena to our current location on the Silverado Trail, the poetry contest slipped through the cracks. Oh woe, another sad story of how art suffers! But, we are back on track and are attracting the most wonderful words and images from dear and brilliant poets around the country. Please think of submitting a poem to us when the muse has you enthralling over a glass of wine, the glory of grapes or even the unique qualities of a corkscrew (see 2005 Poems). All of us at Judd’s Hill send you best regards, and an invitation to visit so we can further inspire you with our form of poetry. Judd’s Hill Winery is located at 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa. Bunnie, Judd and Holly Finkelstein represent two generations of Napa vintners. Their philosophy is one that focuses on an “intimate and personal approach,” which is why they have limited their annual production to less than three thousand cases – a literal drop in the bucket of Napa Valley wine. Their tasting room is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m daily. In addition to their casual, seated wine tastings, they offer “Bottle Blending” sessions, all by advance appointment. So, be sure to call ahead, (707)255-2332. Visit their website at www.juddshill.com for more information. To life and to Art! Where the World Began by Gary Cooke What if this is where the world began, this vine shaped like a mother, her two arms lifted high, tendrils of new growth extending toward heaven, the sun backlighting the leaves so they glow with divine fire? Look at her weathered face and skin, standing there all those years, the dirt. at her feet deep with love, her roots digging down to the riches only she knows are there. Above, clouds glide or tremble, depending on the season, rain falls to earth and rises again in the great ritual of time passing. What if this is the whole story, and neither lips nor wind can make it change? What if the light in these green and yellow leaves and the light in the red tree spreading above, is the first light to reach earth, and we stand here, our blood in every grape, and we are part of how it begins again?

by Bunnie Finkelstein
My mother always told me I would marry a poet, and sure enough, my talented husband, Art, created liquid poetry, as Robert Louis Stevenson coined it. This sparked my interest in both forms, drinkable and readable. Who hasn’t felt the need for rapturous declarations when sipping a superlative glass of wine? Wine label descriptions certainly try to coax us into a certain level of engagement. Put two and two together, and it was clear that the wine business needed to bring poets to the table! With this exciting idea swimming in my head, we launched the First Ever Judd’s Hill Poetry Contest in 1999. We solicited poems from family and friends, and were thrilled with the response from Grandma, Sister, Wine Writer and a couple of real, honest to goodness Professional Poets. We entrusted the contest judging to our dear friend Jane Hall, who had developed the poetry publication Coracle, and the seed sprouted. Deciding that Professional Poets were the target candidates for our poetry contest, I started spending our only advertising dollars on ads in poetry journals for each year’s contest. The exquisite results can be read on our website, www.juddshill.com. Click on “Recipes, Art and Video” to get to the Poetry folder, and enjoy these many fine poems. When Judd’s Hill moved from the

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Beaulieu Vineyard
Legendary Rutherford Winery Celebrates Heritage in the Newly Opened Museum and History Tour
by Alexandra Charsley
It seems logical that Beaulieu Vineyard would open a new “Heritage” room to celebrate their long history of producing great wine. As more people are turning back to their roots, they have embraced this tradition and that’s what makes them a destination winery. I have been drinking Beaulieu wines for as long as I can remember as their big, bold reds always deliver and happen to be my favorite. Their tasting room experience now offers so much more than tastings and winery exclusive information, but also a piece of their enduring legacy. In 1900, Georges de Latour founded his winery with the vision of creating world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from the exceptional terroir of Rutherford. In the century since, Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has become the benchmark Napa Valley Cabernet as well as one of the most collected American wines. The first Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted with grapes from the 1936 vintage by André Tchelistcheff, who tasted the wine in barrel and insisted on giving it an independent bottling. Today, this wine is widely considered the standard bearer of fine Rutherford Cabernet, with deep fruit character, silky tannins and impressive aging ability. This legacy honors the marriage between state-of-the-art technology and gentle, traditional winemaking methods, a combination that enhances the expression of their remarkable vineyards. Their new Heritage Room is a tribute to their beginning, their ability to survive during Prohibition, and to become a top producer of rich, classic Napa Valley wines. The original 1885 stone walls house the room and the original beams were preserved. Guests will be the first to see the interesting array of historic pieces they have collected over the years; ranging from original winemaking equipment to sales ledgers from the post-Prohibition era showing that their Private Reserve once sold for $1.01 per bottle. “We found this great collection of amazing pieces of our history stored away in an old warehouse. As much as we embrace new technology and innovation, our history is also what sets us apart and will capture the interest of curious visitors. We are very excited to finally be able to invite the public to come see what we’ve dusted off in our new Heritage Room,” Graham Jones, Beaulieu Vineyard Hospitality Manager. This month they celebrate the exciting release of the 2008 vintage of Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. This marks the first vintage to be made 100 percent out of their new state-of-the-

art winery dedicated solely to Georges de Latour Private Reserve. In 2008 under recommendation from legendary consultant Michel Rolland, Beaulieu Vineyard created a winery within a winery to produce their flagship wine. After more than 60 years of sharing space, BV's Georges de Latour Private Reserve has gone private with the recent completion of its own, new 9,600-square-foot micro winery. “Having a brand new state-of-the-art winery is a dream come true for a winemaker. This facility helps me to achieve complex yet balanced wines that reflect the true character of our renowned vineyards,” says Director of Winemaking, Jeffrey Stambor. Twice daily Historic Tours are set to resume mid-September and will include a Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Tasting in the Heritage Room for $20 per guest. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made through their website at www.bvwines.com. The tour also allows guests to visit their historic Redwood Tank room where they will get to take in the wonderful beauty and aroma of their 75+ year old redwood wine tanks. Then, you are invited to taste the acclaimed wines that are such an important part of Napa Valley’s past and present. While here, visit the Georges de Latour Reserve Tasting room and try the new 2008 release. The Reserve Room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features their entire Reserve Wines including the Library Collection with wines dating back to 1970. Their gracious and knowledgeable staff will guide you through your experience at Beaulieu Vineyard whether you are a first-time visitor or a wine connoisseur.

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Early Bird Tickets Now Available for Artisano – A Celebration of Wine, Food and Art
Third Annual Event Moves From Geyserville to Larger Venue at Santa Rosa’s Vintners Inn and John Ash & Co.
Early Bird tickets are now on sale for Artisano, a celebration of local, handcrafted, small production wine, food and art, on November 18-19, 2011. Visit www.artisano.org to take advantage of Early Bird pricing by September 30, 2011. Enter “EARLY” in the promo code at check out. This year’s Artisano event features a full weekend of activities, including a Winemaker Dinner on Friday evening at John Ash & Co. Restaurant, Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon at Vintners Inn and a Harvest Dinner on Saturday evening at John Ash & Co. John Ash & Co. Executive Chef Tom Schmidt is creating a delicious, seasonal, five-course menu for Artisano’s Winemaker Dinner on Friday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. Each course will be expertly paired with exquisite wines from participating Artisano wineries. Winemakers will join guests for dinner. Here they will pour and answer any questions about their wines. Artisano’s Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature local artisan wineries; restaurants that feature seasonal, regional ingredients; and, local specialty gourmet food purveyors and artists. The event includes wine and food tastings; chef demonstrations by John Toulze of The Girl & the Fig, Brian Anderson from Bistro 29 and Shelly Kaldunski, author of Cupcakes, The Art of the Cookie; as well as a silent auction, raffle and live music courtesy of The Susan Comstock Swingtet. The culmination of the weekend is the Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 19, 5 p.m., at John Ash & Co., where guests will enjoy a casual harvest, family-style meal prepared by Chef Tom Schmidt paired with wines from the day’s Grand Tasting. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit Slow Food Sonoma County, North, a chapter of Slow Food International. Slow Food is a non-profit organization that engages the local community in supporting and promoting local, sustainable food and food traditions, and are advocates for good, clean and fair food for all people. Artisano Grand Tasting ticket price is $65 per person in advance (Early Bird price: $55), or $75 day of, including a souvenir wine glass. The Winemaker Dinner is $150 per person (Early Bird price: $140), and the Harvest Dinner is $75 per person (Early Bird price: $65). A package ticket for the Grand Tasting and Harvest Dinner only is $120 (Early Bird price for these two events is $105). Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Vintners Inn and John Ash & Co. are located at 4350 Barnes Road, just west of Highway 101 off the River Road exit. John Ash & Co. is open for dinner nightly.

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Winemaker Profile: Somerston Wine Company

Craig Becker
by Diana Greenwood
Somerston Wine Company is a “broad picture” type of winery with expansive ideas and sweeping long-term plans. The sky’s the limit. Much of that viewpoint emanates from the vision and enthusiasm of Craig Becker, part owner, General Manager and Winemaker at Somerston. A jeans and rolled-up sleeves kind of guy with an innate sense of business, Craig is everywhere at once, wearing many hats. But his boots are grounded in 1,628 acres of rich Somerston soil high in the eastern mountains overlooking one of the prettiest valleys around. The sky seems brighter there, the shadows longer, the wildlife a little more content. Craig says his wines are “all about the place” and you can tell by the sparkle in his voice that he finds this place pretty impressive. Craig’s winemaking philosophy is straightforward: Soil-driven, place-driven wines. “You don’t necessarily feel the hand of the winemaker in Somerston wines, other than maybe the elegance” said Craig. “I know it’s cliché, but it’s all about the vineyard. I love to grow grapes. Farming is something I’ve been doing since college, and this is my 17th vintage. Wine is a matter of understanding your vineyards, knowing the microclimates and trying to optimize the varietal that’s going to grow best in that location. Sometimes it’s about ripping out a vineyard for the long-term good. There’s a business side to winemaking that I really enjoy but mostly it’s about growing amazing grapes.” Raised in Southern California, Craig craved green pastures and challenging mountain bike trails so he followed the scent of fresh air and braked at Santa Rosa Junior College. He then transferred to UC Davis to study plant physiology and soil science. Craig was inserting genes into plants in Plant Physiology 112 when he met Courtney Siverson, who would later become his wife. Courtney was in the wine program and that first fall, she was offered a harvest position at Robert Mondavi. Although Courtney declined, Craig was intrigued, took the job and continued to work at Mondavi while he finished his degree, staying an extra year to complete the wine program at UC Davis. It was the start of something big but it began on the ground, just the way Craig wanted to learn, boots caked with mud and fingers blistered from picking grapes. Upon graduation in 1997, Craig and Courtney moved to St. Helena and Craig accepted a $12 per hour position at Spring Mountain Vineyard even though he had other, more lucrative offers. Less than nine months out of college, Craig was promoted to winemaker, launching his career. By 1999, word of his reputation as a winemaker deeply involved in both farming and the cellar had spread, and Craig began a vineyard consulting business, Becker Wines and Vineyard Management. In 2000, the college sweethearts got married, living in the valley that inspired Craig daily. Craig left Spring Mountain in 2003 and by 2005, he was juggling ten clients (with much success in single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon) while also making his own wine under the Michael Austin brand, created with a long-time friend, including Highflyer, Craig’s personal brand that honors his love of flying. Craig is an accomplished pilot and one has to wonder if there’s something about zipping through clouds with a bird’s-eye view of nature that inspires the wide perspective he brings to Somerston. But it was a Gigondas-style blend called “Bad Habit” under the

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Michael Austin brand that brought Craig to Somerston. “I wanted to make some Petite Syrah and this property had all three varietals that I needed, especially the Grenache growing on the Priest Ranch property,” said Craig. “I purchased the fruit and was blown away. I met the founder, Allan Chapman, and over the next couple of years we got to know each other quite well. We’re both long-term thinkers and Allan is a great mentor. I made a little bit of bulk wine for him and then in late 2006 he asked for input in the vineyard, which is what I do, and slowly it turned into this wine project. In 2007 we got the winery permit, in 2008 we merged our wine brands. We converted the old barn into the tasting room that opened in 2011.” Today, an investor and part-owner, Craig Becker is also Somerston’s general manager of the vineyards as well as winemaker, and he oversees the marketing department. In addition, Craig is still making wines for Peacock Family Vineyard, Kelleher in Oakville, Cross Cellars, Balcom Cellars, Priest Ranch and Highflyer. Somehow he still finds time to play with his three little girls, Sydney, Gabriella and Lauren, ages eight, five and three, respectively. Craig and Courtney bought a “little dump” in St. Helena and turned it into a “big, new house” that they remodeled alone. The house sits on an acre of farmland where the homeschooled girls roam, picking vegetables from the garden and feeding the “twenty little meat birds” that Craig and the family are raising. The girls join Craig weekly for lunch at Somerston and are already learning the wonders of nature and the rewards of farming. Plan a visit to the eastern mountain vineyards of Somerston. The

wines are extremely limited production with very little distribution so it’s well worth the drive on Hwy. 128 past Lake Hennessey, up and up where the skies are bluer and the air is sweet. Taste the first release in the spacious, stylishly renovated barn at 3450 Sage Canyon Road (Hwy. 128), St. Helena. For $50, try all three wines, take an off-road buggy tour of the vineyards and historic property, and enjoy a cheese plate. Call ahead, (707) 967-8414, or visit www.somerstonwineco.com. You can also visit without an appointment and skip the buggy tour, but why would you want to? The sky’s the limit at Somerston. “Somerston wines show the passion and the extreme success of everything we’ve been trying to do,” said Craig. “There are three wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (our Proprietary Red Blend), and a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc, all very specific, single block wines. Each demonstrates the expression of this estate that I want people to remember.”

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Plan to Stay at the Calderwood Inn, Healdsburg
Welcome to the Calderwood Inn. This historic Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1902 and was first owned by John Miller, a prominent fruit grower, packer and dehydrator in the early 1900s. The home remained in the Miller family until the late 1930s and was a private residence until the early 1980s when it became a bed and breakfast inn. In July of 2009, Ken and Diane Wilson purchased the inn and became its new owners. Under various creative influences, the inn has undergone extensive restoration throughout the years. Beautiful hand-silk screened period wall and ceiling papers accent the spacious common areas and some guest rooms. The papers are produced by Bradbury & Bradbury of Benicia and are based on designs of William Morris, a prominent textile designer of the mid- to late 1800s. The formal, yet welcoming rooms include a spacious parlor with fireplace – the perfect place to enjoy the morning paper or a board game on a quiet afternoon. The spacious dining room, that seats up to 14, showcases original wainscoting with a built-in china cabinet and bench. The large antique table is where guests dine on Calderwood’s signature gourmet breakfasts. The covered front porch with its antique wicker furniture and lacquered floor beckons you to enjoy the lush grounds, review the activities of your day or curl up with a good book. The porch is often used by local wineries who frequently co-host the complimentary evening wine hour. All seven guest rooms have private baths. Each room is decorated differently to incorporate an extensive collection of beautiful, yet comfortable period antiques. In addition to the immaculate accommodations, the innkeeper

provides an experience unlike any other. She has been described as “knowledgeable, witty and incredibly welcoming.” There have been so many wonderful guests at the inn and, in order to fully understand this experience, come see us for yourself! Visit tripadvisor.com and see what guests are saying about them! To make a reservation, or inquire about the inn, visit www.calderwoodinn.com, call (707) 431-1110 or email the innkeeper directly innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com. The Calderwood Inn is located at 25 W. Grant Street in Healdsburg.

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Experience Harvest at Benessere Vineyards Celebration
Benessere Vineyards invites its club members and the public to celebrate harvest at its annual harvest party, October 8. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, the winery will be bustling. Visitors will enjoy a glass of Pinot Grigio upon arrival and then participate in a de-stemming competition followed by a grapestomping and grape-squeezing contest. Last year’s winning team stomped the equivalent of a case of wine’s worth of juice (nine liters)! There will be prizes, raffles and other treats, including a rotisserie lunch by local John Sorenson. Benessere is located at 1010 Big Tree Road in St. Helena, four miles from downtown St. Helena and also four miles from Calistoga, off Highway 29. Tickets are $75 each for wine club members (and members may bring guests, at that price); $90 a person for the general public. Reservations only in advance, to Jo Dayoan, Wine Club Director, jo@benesserevineyards.com, (707) 963-5853 x107. The winery’s current releases are 2010 Pinot Grigio, 2007 Sangiovese, 2006 Phenomenon, 2007 Black Glass Zinfandel and 2007 Holystone Collins Zinfandel. Benessere Vineyards was founded in 1994 by John and Ellen Benish. The name “Benessere,” pronounced ben-ESS-eh-ray, means “well-being” or “prosperity” in Italian. It was chosen by the Benishes to convey the unique qualities of healthy living and grape growing in their charming corner of the upper Napa Valley. Benessere farms 32 acres of estate vineyards surrounding the picturesque winery and welcomes visitors seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., by appointment.

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OCTOBER 8 Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts “2nd Planet” – a diverse music experience specializing in the styles of contemporary jazz, rock, r&b and funk. Blue Victorian Winery – 5071 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VINE OCTOBER 15 Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts Rythem Method – $19.50, Blue Victorian Winery – 5071 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-VINE
OCTOBER 15-16 Fun Family Farm Days Wooden Valley Vineyards, Suisun Valley, www.woodenvalley.com, 707-864-0730 NOVEMBER 11 Annual Chieftain Dinner 4 course private dinner in the Blue Victorians Barrel Room. Guest chef from a 4-star restaurant. Live music. Dinner 6:30pm, $95 (Free for Chieftains)

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Trick-or-Train: A Spooky Halloween on an Antique Train
This is an event for guests aged 21 and over. Guests are encouraged to come dressed up for the holiday. Entertainment will continue On October 28, the Napa Valley Wine Train be hosting the first until 1 a.m. The Trick-or-Train will begin at 6:30 p.m. with three eerie hours ever Trick-or-Train Halloween Bash. Trick-or-Train guests will enjoy on board for dinner and drinks. Guests will have time to explore the a sumptuous evening with dinner and drinks on board the Napa Valley Wine Train followed by a party featuring the musical styling entire Train, which consists of rail cars so old, they have almost disapof DJ Tommy Fullove, dancing and a costume contest in the station. peared from the American landscape. Most of the rolling stock dates from as far back as 1915. After dinner, guests will disembark at the Napa Station where there will dancing and musical entertainment provided by San Francisco based DJ Tommy Fullove. Tommy Fullove, a prestigious San Francisco based DJ, is well-known for his eclectic musical collection, his strong connection to the crowd and his vibrant energy. Fullove began exploring his natural musical talent when he was in high school by starting his own DJ business. Music and entertainment has always been a true passion of his, and for the past 17 years he has been the highlight of parties all over the country. A winner will be selected for the costume contest at 10:30 p.m. The Trick-or-Train after party is not limited to guests riding the Dominari train. For those who chose not to ride the train, but still want to participate in the festivities, the after party will begin at 9 p.m. Guests must be 21 years old to Vinoce and attend. Cost for the Trick-or-Train Twenty Rows Robert Craig event is $155 for the Gourmet Tallulah Wines Express Car, $185 for the Vista Dome Car and $30 for the After Party only The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most unique and best Stonehedge Uva Winery Trattoria Napa restaurants. This top dining Italiana Vintner’s NAPA VALLEY establishment is housed in an Collective WINE TRAIN antique train that runs on 25 miles of track in the heart of the Napa COLE’S CHOP HOUSE Wineries of Valley. The train itself has two Napa Valley Napa Valley Opera House Gustavo Thrace/ engines, three kitchens on board Toolbox John Oxbow Public Market Mason Back Room Wines Anthony and a collection of early 20th Ca’ Momi Enoteca Ceja century rail cars that are pure TASTE AT OXBOW Bounty Hunter Uncorked Olabisi/Trahan Rare Wine Co. MAHONEY VINEYARDS/ at Oxbow Americana. It offers guests great WATERSTONE X Winery regional food and fabulous, hardto-find wines. Enjoy winery tours, DOWNTOWN Uptown wine tasting on board, and Theatre celebrity winemaker dinners: a great place to celebrate your CELADON special moments, or just to enjoy everyday life; 1-800-427-4124, Napa General Store winetrain.com.

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Cindy Pawlcyn’s Brassica Mediterranean Kitchen/Wine Bar Now Open
New Concepts, Sustainable Menu Spices Up Napa Valley’s Restaurant Scene
Pioneering chef Cindy Pawlcyn and business partner Sean Knight have transformed Go Fish into Brassica, a modern Mediterranean concept with an extensive and innovative wine program. The restaurant’s grazing-friendly portions are inspired by a host of Mediterranean countries. Brassica is Latin for the plant family of crucifers and mustards native to the Mediterranean and grown in the Napa Valley. It links the new restaurant to Pawlcyn’s legendary Mustards Grill and bridges the distance between Southern Europe and Northern California. Culinary offerings range from smaller plates such as “Eggplant Fries with Spiced Yoghurt” and “Garlic Shrimp with Brandy and Espelette Pepper” to more substantial offerings such as “Moroccan Lamb with Golden Raisins & Couscous” and “Braised Beef Cheeks with Pedro Ximénez Sherry and Cauliflower.” An example of Pawlcyn’s use of sustainable seafood along with house-grown produce can be seen in her “Crispy Sardine Salad with Bitter Greens and Mustard Dressing.” Brassica’s menu also reflects the way Pawlcyn herself likes to eat “enjoying lots of variety and not too much of one thing.” The restaurant was designed to offer everything from a small bite to a full meal, provides good value and reflects the trend of a lighter diet. The robust, hearty flavors of the food are designed to pair with both local and Mediterranean wine selections. The appeal of the Mediterranean for Pawlcyn, has much to do with its affinity with wine. It is a natural match for Napa Valley, where Pawlcyn and her team will continue to focus on local products, with global inspiration. Pawlcyn affectionately calls Napa Valley “Chef Heaven,” because for her it is all about food, wine and the hardworking people who create it. Executive chef Darren McRonald also has an extensive background in these traditions, thanks to his passion for travel, and work experience in French kitchens. “My heart and soul really lie in the Mediterranean style,” he professes. The design of the restaurant is typically Napa Valley laid-back. “Come as you are, just come on in,” notes Managing Partner Sean Knight. The restaurant was designed by architect Howard Backen and features warm, lush colors. Rich chocolate leather and mahogany wood melds with a mirror and lighted glass bar. Brassica also carries on the tradition of live music on the patio. Brassica has five unique points of difference in its drinks program. Pawlcyn’s restaurants have always been known for their comprehensive wine programs and Brassica is likely to set new standards in that arena. The restaurant offers 70 wines by the glass, serves eight wines on tap and pours the “Brassica 12” – a dozen lesser-known local wines that can only be tasted there. Brassica also offers a seasonal cocktail program with fresh syrups and produce. The restaurant also offers retail wine sales. Knight says that Napa Valley needs “restaurants that have a key focus on wine programs that are accessible to a broad demographic.” Chef Pawlcyn promises the list won’t overwhelm because servers will help guests zero in on regions and grapes with good food-pairing synergies. The approach will be savvy and low key, she notes, as diners “like to be in the know, but don’t want to go back to school.” The “Brassica 12” features a rotating selection of exclusive high quality wines and acts as a wine tasting collective inside the restaurant. The program, actively promoted by producers with events, offers barrel samples and library wine - with a focus on reds. Brands on the first list include El Molino, Arietta and Bressler. The cocktail program also features a series of food-friendly cocktails. Wine director Jennifer Ingellis sources many ingredients for these drinks directly from the restaurant’s own gardens. She says that Brassica features “interesting twists on traditional cocktails using ingredients that you might find in the Mediterranean.” She also incorporates her own house-made syrups in flavors such as honey-ginger, tamarind and hibiscus.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Bennett Lane Winery
by Alexandra Charsley
Bennett Lane Winery is located in the charming town of Calistoga. The winery is surrounded by the Mayacamas and Palisades mountains along with Mt. St. Helena. As you drive up the long driveway surrounded by grape vines, there is a sense of tranquility. Bennett Lane has just completed renovations on their tasting room, which now reflects their impressive wines and that is why they are the Tasting Room of the Week. They have blown out the walls and made a much larger tasting room, with the feature being on the tasting bar. Upon entering, you will be greeted by their staff and can settle in for your tasting. While they originally set out to be “friendliest tasting room in the valley,” this ideal still holds true. The tasting room is warm and welcoming and their focus is on the wine and personal tasting experience. Along with these renovations, they have also created their own iPad app for use while tasting. This is such a great idea as I always take notes while tasting and then carefully tag my bottles at home. This is no longer necessary as all the notes can be emailed or sent to Facebook, which is a great tool if you are going to keep wine. Some other features in the app are the food pairings, the ability to join their wine club and view photos of the vineyards year round. So while this technology is new in the tasting room, it doesn’t detract from the personal experience but rather enhances it. Currently, Bennett Lane has twelve wines that have scored 90 points and above from Robert Parker, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, so they produce serious wine while presenting it in a fun, casual atmosphere. For those interested in a hands-on winemaking adventure, Bennett Lane offers a Varietals Fruit Flavor Custom Blend Experience. First, you are introduced to the winemaking process through a vineyard tour and discussion of the ideal growing conditions for each grape. After the tour, you will taste and smell the unblended varietals (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) along with a variety of aromatics selected to represent the essential qualities and flavor profiles of each varietal. By using different amounts of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from a variety of vineyard lots, guests blend, bottle, cork and label their own blend of Bennett Lane’s Maximus red feasting wine personalized to their taste. The Varietals Fruit Flavor Custom Blend Experience is $175 perperson. Appointments can be made in advance by calling 1-877-629-6272. There is a beautiful outdoor patio surrounded by roses, grapevines, sounds of water from the nearby fountains and of course the view of the hills. This area is reserved for club members or for guests that would like to enjoy their time in Calistoga with a lovely bottle of Bennett Lane wine. Bennett Lane is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required for both tasting and tours and can be made by calling 1-877-629-6272.

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Purity of Style and Form
RASgalleries presents Three Artists. Three Techniques. Pure Creativity.
As autumn rolls out its rich warm colors, RASgalleries, Yountville’s prestigious American art glass gallery located at 6540 Washington Street, meets the moment with fresh, pure and exciting new work by Jack Storms, Bandhu Dunham and premiering artist Abby Modell. The three artists bring a noble sense of purity to their works, though their styles and artistic backgrounds vary considerably. “When we think of purity, we think perfection … clean, flawless. This was the inspiration for bringing the uniquely different glass sculptures of Jack Storms and Bandhu Dunham, together with the snow white, iridized hot glass vessels of new gallery artist, Abby Modell,” explains owner, Ronda Schaer. “Clients will enjoy seeing completely different pieces created by using completely different techniques but all in the pureness of what is technically colorless.” Ms. Schaer opened RASgalleries more than 20 years ago and represents many established American artists who focus on creating dynamic, contemporary art glass. Jack Storms masters his cold glass technique by drawing on modern technology to create his one-of a-kind sculptures. For each piece, Storms uses the highest quality leaded crystal and optical glass with extreme clarity and great light refracting capability. This is combined with diachroic film, a thin molecular coating of pure metals reflecting two or more colors. Layers are then bonded to small polished crystal blocks to create multi-dimensional “core” pieces. After bonding to larger blocks of crystal and allowing for curing, the piece is ready for Jack to begin sculpting. A finished piece may have up to 100 small pieces of diachroic, crystal and optical glass making this an intensely laborious technique. Most agree it’s worth every minute of Jack’s effort. Bandhu Dunham taught himself to lampwork (also referred to as torchwork), a glass technique that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of low melting point “soft glass”. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing or shaping with tools and hand movements. Lampworking differs from glassblowing in that a glassblower uses a blowpipe to inflate a bubble, whereas lampworking manipulates glass either by use of tools, gravity or blowing directly into the end of a glass tube. “I always wanted to be a mad scientist or alchemist. By fifteen, I had an extensive chemistry lab in my parents’ basement. I thought the beakers at the hobby store were never cool-looking enough, so I taught myself the basics of lampworking. Later, I dropped out of Chemical Engineering at Princeton to become an artist,” he states. Influenced by her parent’s extensive art glass collection, Abbey Modell was destined to develop a passion for glass at an early age. She began her career as a fashion and fabrics designer and became inspired to translate movement and pattern into her glass vessels and sculpture. She is fascinated by the different hot glass blowing techniques from the Venetian era through contemporary master glass craftsmen such as Chihuly, Littleton & Venini. Combining her modern approach with traditional methods has led her to establish a unique statement in each piece. “I am particularly prone to clean lines and often use a single pure color enhanced with a mystifying iridized finish,” she comments. Visit RASgalleries, 6540 Washington Street (next to Bouchon) in Yountville, Napa Valley daily, except Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 944-9211, email to rasart60@aol.com or on Facebook.

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SPHERE by Bandhu S. Dunham is masterfully lampworked, 10" diameter

FRACTURED ICE BOWL by Abby Model, was created with hot glass technique, 16" diameter x 12"h

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Artist Jim Stallings Paints the Russian National Orchestra Fundraiser
Have you’ve ever been lost in the trance of a live performance, transported to a spiritual place you’ve never been before? This is precisely the state of metaphysics that happens to Jim Stallings as he translates his personal experience into brilliant color, energy and symbolism on canvas. He is the only artist in this country to paint to a live symphonic orchestra. Recently, during rehearsals of The Russian National Orchestra, Yountville Arts arranged to allow Stallings to, as he states, “ Live his dream of painting with the most talented orchestra in the world.” As a thank you to Yountville for the privilege, he gifted an original 40" x 40" painting created during the rehearsals that will be available for purchase, rotating between five different locations in Yountville during the month of October. Stallings has explored the relationship of music and pure color for his entire artistic career. Deciding early in his life to pursue canvases of whimsy and purity, questions about the relationship of music to fine art led Stallings to paint live on stage with major symphony orchestras, including Long Beach, San Diego, Honolulu and Maui. Painting the sound of music was a defining moment in Stallings career. He has continued to explore the vibration harmony of music, color and the human spirit with world-renowned orchestras and physicists, which have led to several experiences aboard the spaceship Columbus. The painting, “Russian National Orchestra IV,” began its public tour on October 3 when visitors of the Jessup Cellars tasting room had an opportunity to see the original art and bid on the painting. On October 8 the painting arrives at hope & grace Winery, October 15 at Somerston, October 22 at Hill Family Estates and on October 29 at Cornerstone. For further information, visit the website at www.townofyountville.com/arts, rasart60@aol.com or (707) 696-4420.

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Calistoga sits at the northern end of the Napa Valley, a county where there is no lack of individuality, history, beautiful scenery and a wide array of unique geographical features. Sam Brannan was, after the Native Americans, one of the first to recognize the special allure and qualities of this land, with geothermal hot springs that still fuel the spas that dot downtown, offering spa treatments, hot mud baths and soaks in the naturally preheated water. He, maybe more than anyone, put this town on the map, drawing settlers, then later tourists, some of whom built the cottages and sprawling Victorian homes. These are all factors that make Calistoga the consummate walking town, both for its compactness and for its diversity of shops, architecture and restaurants – from bars and barbecue and casual to fine dining. And there is nowhere better a place to start than by booking a room at the Brannan Cottage Inn. The property is an historic treasure and is officially confirmed as such. The six rooms
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being on a residential side street off Lincoln Avenue. The only noise (and little at that) comes from the parrot raised next door, and pets are welcome in most of the rooms. While you are there also be sure to take advantage of the concierge-like service included in the very reasonable rates. You are encouraged to ask as many questions as you can think of. Doug and Judy Cook, owners and innkeepers, are knowledgeable, patient and understanding. Especially with their guests and with Pinot Grigio. They also have developed great relationships with local businesses that can save visitors money at restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, and spas. Judy prepares the daily breakfast, which is delicious and perfect fare to get you prepared for a day of spa treatments, or for winery visits or a walk or even – for the ambitious – a hike. And on Friday evenings local winemakers pour their best, accompanied by Judy’s hors d’oeuvres. The Brannan Cottage Inn is located at 109 Wapoo Avenue in Calistoga. Look on www.brannancottageinn.com or call them at (707) 9424200.

Russell terrier named, fittingly, after a grape varietal: Pinot Grigio. The main building at the inn was constructed in 1860 by Samuel Brannan, entrepreneur that he was. 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. Though just minutes from the center of town, the quiet comes from

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8th Annual Healdsburg Crush Festival, October 15
The who’s who of Sonoma County wineries and restaurants will gather under one roof for an evening of food and wine tasting in downtown Healdsburg, just one block east of the Plaza, for the Healdsburg Crush Festival, sponsored by St. John Catholic School on Saturday, October 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Raffle drawings, silent auction lots, buy-in parties and live music round out the evening’s festivities. The popular event, now in its eighth year, will showcase more than 30 Sonoma County wineries, featuring many award-winning and boutique wines, alongside dozens of outstanding local restaurants and food purveyors. Guest winemakers from participating wineries will be available for questions and conversation about the 2011 crush season (sure to be an interesting discussion with the crazy weather the county has had in 2011). In addition, popular local chefs will be serving their signature dishes. The Crush Festival, which has come to be known as the event where Sonoma winemakers pair their wines with Sonoma County’s finest locally grown and sourced foods, attracts attendees from all over the country. This year’s patron sponsor is Hop Kiln Winery, while other participating wineries include Chavez Family Cellars, Toad Hollow Vineyards, Zichichi Family Vineyard, Old World Winery, and Clos du Bois to name only a small sampling. Some food purveyors providing fine cuisine for the evening include Divine Pizza, Dry Creek Olive Oil Company, Costeaux French Bakery & Café, Diavola, Spoonbar and Casteneda’s Market. The Healdsburg Crush Festival will take place at St. John School Parish Activity Center at 217 Fitch Street, Healdsburg. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased by calling (707) 433-2758 or online at www.healdsburgcrushfestival.org. This event has sold out in previous years. Follow the Healdsburg Crush Festival on Facebook (www.facebook .com/#!/pages/Healdsburg-Crush-Festival/102525476470621) and Twitter (@HealdsburgCrush) for the most update news on sponsors, auction lots and participating wineries and restaurants.

Matrix Wines Wins Big!
Matrix is a small family winery that is on the fast track for its Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and its other small-lot, single vineyard designate varietals. Winning awards since its inception in 2007, Matrix has earned numerous accolades in various wine competitions and this year is no exception. Their talented winemakers, Diane Wilson and Antoine Favero, have established a balance and rhythm in producing these lovely wines, expressing the terroir of the Russian River Valley with finesse. Under their vision and guidance, these wines are winning big in multiple wine competitions. The 2011 North of the Gate Wine Competition awarded both a Double Gold medal and Best of Class to the 2008 Bacigalupi Vineyard Russian River Valley Petite Sirah. In addition, Matrix took home nine medals in the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Gold medals were awarded to each of these exceptional wines: 2008 Stuhlmuller Vineyard Alexander Valley Chardonnay, 2007 Alegria Vineyard, Russian River Valley Zinfandel Reserve, 2008 Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley Petite Sirah, 2008 Boschetti Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel and 2008 Boschetti Reserve Vineyard Russian River Valley Zinfandel. That is a lot of gold!

Award Winning Pinot Noir
Featuring 6 vineyard designates

This winery may be small, but its wines win big! Don’t miss the opportunity to taste these critically acclaimed wines in their unique tasting room, or enjoy the wines on the terrace overlooking the Russian River. You will discover the peacefulness and a sense of place in this Russian River Valley winery. The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located on 3291Westside Road, Healdsburg. For more information, call (707) 433-1911 or visit www.matrixwinery.com.

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0OCTOBER 8 – Festival of the Autumn Moon – Benefit Gala – 6-9:30pm, $50pp, francis ford coppola Winery – wines, nibbles, music, dancing, and auction (707) 799-6261, www.westsideusd.org OCTOBER 8 – Artist Niki Ulehla at Gallery Lulo – 5-7pm, gallery lulo, avant garde collection; talk with the artist, 707 433 7533, info@gallerylulo.com, www.gallerylulo.com OCTOBER 9 – Hands-On Paella Class – 11am-2pm, $120 club/$140 guests, Alderbrook Winery contact Joanna to make a reservation at donatij@alderbrook.com or 800.405.5987 ex 4210. Space is very limited. OCTOBER 15 – Healdsburg Crush Festival – 6-9pm, $65, St. John Parish Activity center 30+ wineries, dozens of restaurants and food purveyors, 707-433-2758, www.healdsburgcrushfestival.org OCTOBER 15-16 & 22-23 – ARTrails Open Studios – 10am-5pm, free, Wells fargo center for the Arts – 135 visual artists open their workspaces to the public, www.Artrails.org OCTOBER 22 – 2011 Ghoulwill Ball – 7:30-11pm, $89, fountaingrove golf & Athletic club tickets: www.gire.org or by calling 707-523-0550 ext. 213. OCTOBER 23 – Pinot on the River 2011 – noon-4pm, $75, Plaza – Plus Saturday's gala dinner, Sunday's Pinot noir grand tasting; 100 wineries & artisan cheesemakers, 707-922-6362, www.pinotfestival.com

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Bike into Spring in Bucolic Dry Creek Valley with Dutcher Crossing Winery Proprietor Debra Mathy
Free and open to all levels; 9 am the last Friday of each month
After a long, rainy winter, bike into spring, touring the vibrant scenery of Dry Creek Valley with Debra Mathy, an avid cyclist and proprietor of Dutcher Crossing Winery. “A bike is always my first choice of transportation,” said Mathy. “I would like to invite anyone with a bike to join me on a scenic tour of the northern valley vineyards.” Starting at Dutcher Crossing Winery at the juncture of Dry Creek Road and Dutcher Creek Road, Mathy will lead a casual ride through the valley’s verdant vineyards from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the last Friday of each month through October 28, 2011. A lover of bicycles since childhood, Debra’s last gift from her late father was a vintage high-wheel bicycle, showcased on all of Dutcher Crossing Winery wine labels. “The icon represents Dutcher Crossing Winery’s pursuit of small-lot winemaking, attesting to the guiding power of my father’s imagination, and the timeless qualities of an artisan approach to life,” she explained. A replica of the high wheeler graces the tasting room, and on occasion, is actually ridden by Debra to the enjoyment of her guests. For information about the “Ride with Deb,” contact Debra by

email at debra@dutchercrossingwinery.com or phone at (707) 4312700. Visit the website at www.dutchercrossingwinery.com.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Mayo Family Winery
A Haven for Lover’s of Single Vineyard Wines

by Abigail P. Zimmerman
Mayo Family Winery is just that: a third generation family business steeply entrenched in the building of the reputation of Sonoma Valley wines. Henry Mayo is founding patriarch and great-uncle to Courtney whom I greatly enjoyed meeting one day last week in their Glen Ellen Tasting Room. In 1990, Henry planted Laurel Hill vineyards with nothing but Chardonnay. Intending to sell and turn a profit on the land, the grapes turned out to be so good, the rest they say is history. Today, the Mayo’s have two distinct Tasting Rooms within a short stretch of idyllic Sonoma Highway. In both places, you are sure to meet a Mayo behind the bar. The Kenwood venue specializes in masterful food and wine parings. The second is the Glen Ellen Tasting Room specializing in single vineyard wine. “The thing that makes us different [here in Glen Ellen] is that we do two totally different tastings. First is the Premium Tasting for $6 with all the usual suspects: Chardonnay, Cabernet, Zins, Pinots,” explained Courtney. “The second is the

Medals from the Sonoma County Harvest Festival last month
GOLDS • 2009 Zinfandel Port, Ricci Vineyard, Russian River Valley “Old Vines” • 2008 Zinfandel, Ricci Vineyard, Russian River Valley “Old Vines” • 2008 Zinfandel, Ricci Vineyard, Russian River Valley “Reserve” • 2009 Zinfandel, Ricci Vineyard, Russian River Valley “Reserve” • 2009 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley “The Barnstormer” • 2007 Alicante Bouchet, Cloud 9 Vineyard, Russian River Valley “Noir de Noir’s” • 2008 Grenache, Judge Family Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, “Jeffrey's Cuvee” • 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Delaney Family Vineyard, Sonoma County “Elspeth's Block” GOLD MEDAL AND BEST OF CLASS • 2009 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest, Kunde Ranch Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, “Unwooded”

Adventure Tasting [10 wines for $12]…. These are NOT your usual suspects” like Carignane, Viognier, Petite Verdot. While I greatly enjoyed the 2007 Laurel Hill Vineyard Chardonnay with notes of fruit, crisp pear and white pepper finish, I was thrilled to tackle the Adventure Tasting. I started off with Mayo the staff favorite, 2006 Sparkling Brut produced from estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Made only every three years, its no wonder this sparkler won a solid Gold Medal at the 2010 Sonoma Harvest Fair. Ten solidly impressive wines follow, each with its own distinct flavor profile, mouthfeel, and finish. Winemaker Mike Berthoud certainly knows how to coax great fruit into exquisite wines. Wines to note? Don’t miss the 2007 Barbera from nearby Kunde Ranch Vineyard. This is “Brian’s Cuvee” for one of Henry’s sons. A 100% Barbera from a single vineyard, the Barbera grape may be best known

from the Piedmont region of Italy but here at Mayo, this release has bold pomegranate flavors with hints of herb. Also, don’t miss the 2005 Meritage “Carlo’s Cuvee” – a true Bordeaux classic from 70% Cabernet Sauv, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Mayo has fun with some of their wines and invites in guest winemaking friends or noteworthy chefs to help. “You can do that when you’re small,” explains Courtney. Carlo Caballo, proprietor of nearby Meritage Restaurant and Oyster Bar, weighed in on this production and the resulting wine is rich in structure and boasts strong notes of black cherry, tobacco, and vanilla. Delicious. More than 16 distinct wines await you at Mayo Family Winery’s Tasting Room in Glen Ellen. Wines are available until 6:30 p.m. every night – “a nice touch… especially if you’re headed to dinner at the Fig Café,” says Courtney. “Come on by! We’re here.”

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Ram’s Gate Winery Opens in Sonoma’s Carneros
Representing an incredibly exciting debut in California’s wine country, Ram’s Gate Winery opened its doors last month at the entrance to historic Sonoma and Napa Valley on Highway 121 (across from the Infineon Raceway). Bringing together some of the Bay Area’s most respected and recognized names in wine, design, food and hospitality, this exceptional new winery is set to become one of the region’s most exciting destinations. Just a 35-minute drive from San Francisco, Ram’s Gate Winery brings wine country to your doorstep. Guests will have the opportunity to savor Ram’s Gate’s outstanding terroir-driven wine in a uniquely inspired environment – refined yet rustic architecture, contemporary décor in a country setting, farm-to-table food from top area artisans and chefs, warm and gracious hospitality, and an unprecedented guest experience. Drawing on the best of both rural and urban life, Ram’s Gate’s distinct style offers a truly unique, destination winery experience and showcases rare artistry in its wine offerings. Passionate about crafting and enjoying remarkable wines, the exceptional and experienced team at Ram’s Gate brings together the best in each of their respective fields: • Co-Founder Jeff O’Neill, Owner of O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, and one of the industry’s most successful entrepreneurs. • Winemaker Jeff Gaffner, a 25-year veteran of the industry and one of the region’s preeminent vintners. His experience includes Saxon Brown, Xtant, Stephanie and Black Kite Cellars. Notably, Jeff was part of the winemaking team responsible for Chateau St. Jean’s 1996 Cinq Cepages, which was named the 1999 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator Magazine. • World-Renowned Architect Howard Backen, whose portfolio includes landmark wineries Harlan Estate, Bond and Screaming Eagle; and hotels/resorts Meadowood, CordeValle, Esperanza, and Sundance. • Acclaimed Interior Designer Orlando Diaz-Acuzy, recently named a Top Ten Designer by Robb Report and whose striking work includes the “Intermezzo” Lounge for the San Francisco Opera, the Spa and Pool of Hong Kong’s celebrated Peninsula Hotel, The Peninsula Phuket Hotel, and the restaurant Masa’s in San Francisco. • General Manager David Oliver, a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has held leadership roles at several of the most well-known luxury brands including: General Manager for The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Casa Palmero and The Inn at Pebble Beach. • Vineyard Manager Ned Hill, co-founder of La Prenda Vineyard Management, grew up on the Durrell Ranch and has worked in the wine industry his entire life. Ned and his wife now farm over 500 acres in Sonoma and work with the area’s most prized winemakers. Ram’s Gate is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for wine tastings, tours, special chef demonstrations, and wine and food pairings. Drop in for an impromptu tasting, enjoy a picnic overlooking the lake, reserve the private wine parlor for a wine and food pairing or celebrate an occasion over a wine dinner with friends. Ram’s Gate Winery & Estate Vineyards is at 28700 Arnold Dr. Sonoma; www.ramsgatewinery.com.

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Charles Creek Tasting Room
by Ronda Giangreco
As the harvest season descends upon Sonoma there is a palatable feeling of excitement, a bounce to the step of vintners and visitors alike. The warm, sunlit days of late summer beckon folks to enjoy the simple pleasures of this bucolic little village. The best way to experience the convivial essence of Sonoma is by enjoying a leisurely promenade around the picturesque Sonoma Plaza. The pastoral splendor of the plaza offers an unforgettable opportunity to picnic amongst towering trees, stroll along meandering paths and graze at world class eateries. And now, thanks to the Charles Creek Tasting room on the plaza, visitors can also sample the very best Chardonnay in the state. That’s not just an idle claim, either. Charles Creek’s ’09 Las Patolitas Chardonnay was awarded 98 points at the California State Fair, won the Double Gold, Best of Class, and most importantly, was named the Best Chardonnay in California. As Alan Wastell, tasting room manager for Charles Creek, says, “It takes more time to read the award than it does to drink a glass of the wine!” It is only fitting that the state’s best wine can be found at one of California’s most celebrated settings. Produced from the grapes of the famed Sangiacomo vineyard in the Carneros region, the ’09 Patolitas Chardonnay is the perfect accompaniment for your visit to this magical place. Most importantly, all of these accolades seem to have given Ms. Moo-lot, the tasting room’s iconic cow (yes, a cow…but a very friendly, stationary one), a real reason to smile. Ms. Moo-lot has presided over the Charles Creek Tasting Room for years now and has posed for thousands of visitors’ vacation photos. Her grin is just a little wider these days as she holds court under the plaque proclaiming the Chardonnay’s standing. But don’t just come for Charles Creek’s Vineyards’ outstanding Chardonnay. Charles Creek produces some excellent Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Gris as well. In fact, the winery has perfected over a dozen different varietals, with a wine to suit nearly every palate. Even the foodie in your group will be thrilled. Charles Creek has a line of marvelous balsamic vinegars that have been aged for eighteen years. Be sure to sample the black current, blueberry and cinnamon pear, along with the tradition balsamic. Good wine is not hard to find in Sonoma. But great wine in an unforgettable setting, served with warmth and humor, is a exceptional discovery indeed. Charles Creek Winery on the plaza should be a “must visit” for all who have the good fortune to find themselves in Sonoma this week. Charles Creek Tasting Room and Gallery is located at 483 1st Street West, on the Plaza, in Sonoma and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (707) 935-3848 or go to www.charlescreek.com.

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Free Live Music Friday Nights at Sebastiani Winery
The annual music series is under way and continues every Friday through the end of October. Each concert runs from 6 to 9 p.m. All ages and dogs are welcome! There will be BBQ available for purchase from the Community Café on the first three Fridays of the month. The last Friday of every month will be the new “Food Truck Friday” event with some of the Bay Area’s finest gourmet food trucks! Dinners are available starting at 5:30 p.m. and will go until the food runs out. Wines will be available by the bottle or by the glass. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase. No other alcohol may be brought on site. For more details and information, contact the tasting room at (707) 933-3226.
• october 7th – Jami Jamison Band • october 14th – cynthia carr & the cartunes • october 21st – hellhounds • october 28th – Backtrax

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Buena Vista Winery Brings History to Life
Winery to Debut Play and Tours with George Webber as Count Haraszthy
In its pursuit to honor the storied history of the property, Buena Vista Winery is pleased to announce the inaugural fall season of “The Count of Buena Vista.” Sonoma history actor, George Webber, along with the Buena Vista Players troupe, will perform three more free shows presented on three Saturdays in a row in October. In addition to the play, Buena Vista Winery will also offer “Taste with the Count,” a wine tasting experience with the winery’s famous founder, the Count of Buena Vista. This is an opportunity for visitors to stroll the gardens and historical property as the Count tells stories from his extraordinary life pioneering viticulture and premium winemaking in Sonoma. The experience includes a full tasting of Buena Vista wines. “Buena Vista Winery vibrates with history… its famous old stones reverberate with the winery’s pioneering spirit in Sonoma,” says proprietor, Jean-Charles Boisset. “We wish Buena Vista to inspire and educate all of us about the wonderful history of California and Buena Vista’s prominent role in the earliest foundations of winegrowing. It will be an honor to have the Count back on his land teaching guests about the historic significance of this legacy!” “Taste with the Count” is now offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and includes a 45-minute tour and wine tasting for a special introductory price of $20 (regularly $30). At 2 p.m., a 90-minute “Taste with the Count” is offered with Reserve Buena Vista wines and is conducted in “the Count’s Lair” by the Count for $45 (regularly $50). Reservations are required for the reserve tasting and recommended for all tours. “The Count of Buena Vista” play is a free 20 minute long performance which begins at 2 p.m. and is performed in front of the stone winery building at Buena Vista. The Buena Vista Players troupe are local Sonoma actors including; George Webber, Butch Engle, and Richard Holsworth. Among the characters brought to life are Father Jose Altimira, General Vallejo, and Count Haraszthy. Performances will be held on October 8th, 15th and 22nd. “We are very grateful for this opportunity to present such exciting men to the public,” says the Artistic Director of the Buena Vista Players, George Webber. Mr. Webber performs as the Count, and is also the writer of the original play. “Bringing the Count back to life in front of his stone winery is going to be a great experience.” The Buena Vista Winery, founded by the famous Count Haraszthy from Hungary in 1857, was recently purchased by Boisset Family Estates. Jean-Charles Boisset is determined to restore the grand history back to this registered historical landsite and evoke the 19th century emotion to this magnificent and high quality Terroir. For information on “The Count of Buena Vista” play or to book reservations for the “Taste with the Count” experience, email: tastingroom@buenavistawinery.com or call 1-800-926-1266.

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Mendocino County Readies for Fall Festival Celebrating Fabulous Funghi and Local Wines
Annual Festival to Draw in Travelers, Oenophiles and Foodies Alike
At the peak of mushroom harvest season, food and wine lovers, residents and visitors alike come out to celebrate the fungi fruit of the local land. Parallel to the county’s innovative and unique wineries and winemakers, Mendocino County is home to some of the most coveted and delectable species of mushrooms – 300 types of which are edible and will make for savory local ingredients this festival season. The 2011 Wine and Mushroom Festival takes place from Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 13th and celebrates the bounty of this Northern California region while hosting world-class chefs, cooking classes, seasonal dinners, wild mushroom foraging excursions, educational beer and wine-pairing demonstrations, art exhibitions and more! The premier event of the festival is the Frank R. Howard Hospital Foundation’s Wine & Mushroom Train on the historic Skunk Train, Saturday, November 5th. Trains will be leaving from both the Fort Bragg (coastal) and Willits (inland) depots and will take passengers on a glorious train ride through ancient redwoods to scenic Camp Mendocino, nestled against the Noyo River. Guests then enjoy tastings from various award-winning wineries, culinary treats from local Mendocino chefs, and a mushroom cook-off, which will be judged by both attendees and a panel of expert judges. The event will also offer a dynamic mushroom presentation from world renowned expert Eric Schramm, a mushroom hike led by horticulturist Larry Desmond and botanist Marisela De Santa Anna, and a presentation about Mendocino County wines. A silent auction featuring items and getaways from Mendocino County’s finest will be available for bid. Live music on the train and at Camp Mendocino. Dessert port and chocolate truffles offered on the train ride home. All in all, a day to remember – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $125 per person. (Proceeds help fund The Frank R. Howard Foundation, a non-profit that helps fund high-quality hospital services for Willits and Northern Mendocino County.)
ONGOING FESTIVAL WEEK EVENTS Friday, November 4th • celebrate the thrill of the hunt when you saddle up for a four-hour “Mushroom hunt” at ricochet ridge ranch. groups will survey and learn about wild mushrooms. Additional packages include wine tasting, lodging and equestrian rides. excursions depart daily at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Prices vary. fort Bragg | 707-964-9669 | www.horse-vacation.com • Kick off this year’s Wine and Mushroom festival season with a taste of local history at the historic ridgewood ranch, the one-time home of legendary racehorse Seabiscuit. the daytime event includes a docent-led tour of the ranch and house, a chance to view film clips of Seabiscuit’s 1940 homecoming and career highlights and a visit to the Stud and Mare Barns. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Willits | 707.459.5992 | www.seabiscuitheritage.org • After the educational tour and a visit to the lil’ Biscuits (Seabiscuit’s descendents), head over to “American’s greenest Winery” – Parducci Wine cellars. here you’ll get to try a pairing of mushroom hors d’oeuvres and Parducci wines while enjoying a carriage ride or bidding on items at the silent auction; $50 per person, $25 for minors (excludes wine tasting). 4:30 to 7 p.m. reservations can be made at the Seabiscuit heritage foundation. Ukiah | 707-463-5350 | www.parducci.com Saturday, November 5th • learn the basics of local wild mushroom identification with Assaggiare Mendocino at Mushroom Madness foray and cooking class. Attendees will enjoy a lunch hosted by local chef and caterer Julia conway. class size is limited, early reservations are required; $40 per person or $70 per couple; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mendocino | 707-961-9787 | www.assaggiare.com • take in the spectacular Mendocino sunset from the captain’s Deck at the Beachcomber Motel while enjoying an array of mushroom appetizers prepared by Assaggiare Mendocino and wines from handley cellars; $20 per person/$30 per couple. call ahead for reservations and pricing; 5 to 7 p.m. fort Bragg | 800-400-SUrf (7873) | www.thebeachcombermotel.com Friday, November 11th • now in its 11th year, the annual Maccullum house inn and restaurant Wild Mushroom and Winemaker Dinner is serving up a six-course seasonal and local menu prepared by executive chef Alan cantor, spotlighting the best of the best in local mushrooms. Winemaker greg graziano will be on hand to pair the perfect graziano wine with each course. $100 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Mendocino Village | 1-800-609-0492 | www.maccallumhouse.com • little river inn executive chef Marc Dym will team up with russian river Brewing company brew master Vinnie cilurzo to prepare a five-course Mushroom and Belgian Beer Dinner. the chef will discuss and highlight five distinct local mushrooms and serve with tastefully paired and brew master-approved Belgian ales. little river | 888-inn-loVe | www.littleriverinn.com Saturday, November 12th • Visit Milano family Winery between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and marvel at one of the last remaining hop kilns in Mendocino. enjoy a barrel tasting while nibbling on light wild mushroom appetizers. hopland | 707-744-1396 | www.milanowinery.com

The above is just a sampling of the dozens of events that will take place during the 2011 Wine & Mushroom Festival. For specific information about events, visit www.visitmendocino.com and search for “mushroom.” Please note that new events are being added every week. For more information on Mendocino County, call 1-866-782-9636 (866-GO-MENDO), or visit www.visitmendocino.com.
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Surf City Vintners Offers Urban Wine Tasting Experience
The Surf City Vintners is announcing its second “semester” of Surf City Wine University – a series of wine appreciation classes that gives wine lovers the opportunity to taste and learn more about wine from a group of master vintners in an informal, enjoyable winery setting. The second “semester” starts October 9 with a Harvest Tour where participants will experience harvest and crush, and will continue with one class a month through February, 2012. The classes also include Wine Tasting 101 with Jimmie Moore of Bonny Doon Vineyard; Sparkling Wine with Barry Jackson of Equinox (in time for the holidays); Bordeaux wines with Mikael Wargin of MJA; and a History of the Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Region with Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard, Jerold O’Brien of Silver Mountain and Michael Sones of Sones Cellars. Wine lovers can learn more about wine from a group of vintners who combined have more than 150 years of winemaking experience. The winemakers will share their passion and knowledge in an informal and fun environment in their own wineries and tasting rooms, and attendees will receive a “diploma” in Sip-ology from Surf City University. Classes are held Sundays, from noon to 2 p.m. at the instructor winemaker’s tasting room/winery, except for the October 9 Harvest Tour. Classes can be taken individually or as a group; and all classes include wine tasting. October 9: Harvest & Crush Tour – Experience harvest in the vineyard and crush in the winery. Transportation will be provided by The Santa Cruz Experience to a local vineyard, where participants will experience harvest in action; then return to Surf City Vintners to see and learn about crush in the wineries. Box lunch and wine tasting are included. November 13: Wine Tasting 101 – with Jimmie Moore, Bonny Doon Vineyard. Jimmie Moore will be your guide through the adventure of wine tasting, with a special view from the Dooniverse. Learn the basics of tasting and evaluating wines, including the five senses related to the appreciation of wine and the human experience of flavor. Taste samples of acidity, bitterness and astringency. Learn how to identify tannins, oak, fruit and where all those funny wine terms come from. Begin to develop an appreciation of your own wine style. A number of different wines and styles will be sampled during the class. December 11: Sparkling Wine – with Barry Jackson, Equinox/ Bartolo. Learn about the production of sparkling wine and taste different sparkling wine styles – just in time for the holidays and New Years. Barry Jackson has been making wine since 1979, when he started with Paul Masson. He started his Equinox label for sparkling wine in 1989. January 15: Bordeaux Wines – with Mikael Wargin, MJA. Learn about and taste the classic Bordeaux varieties of France: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Compare different wines from Bordeaux and California. February 26: History of the Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Region and Wines – with Jeff Emery, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard; Jerold O’Brien, Silver Mountain; and Michael Sones, Sones Cellars. Taste wine with these master winemakers (who together have over 75 years of winemaking experience) enjoy their stories. They will take you on a journey from the early days of winemaking in the Santa Cruz Mountains to today – and maybe even provide a glimpse into the future. Class Registration: Individual classes are $30 each; $25 for wine club members of any of the Surf City wineries; except the Harvest Tour which is $45. Class size is limited. Those signing up for all five classes will receive a tasting card to all Surf City wineries valued at $60. Any of the Surf City tasting rooms will take registrations. More information and details are at www.surfcityvintners.com.

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Morgan Winery Debuts New Redesigned Website
Morgan Winery has launched its new, completely redesigned website - a one stop “shop” for distributors, retailers, restaurateurs and the press for tools and information on all things Morgan. The new MorganWinery.com dramatically presents the brand’s three-decadeslong history of award-winning wines and pioneering role in the Santa Lucia Highlands. An expanded “Trade” section provides Morgan’s valued wholesale partners with instantly downloadable and printable tech sheets, accolades, shelf talkers, maps, logos and bottle shots. “The new website and our new trade handout have been carefully designed to help our sales teams tell the Morgan story,” comments winegrower and proprietor Dan Morgan Lee. “These new tools reflect our leadership role in the Santa Lucia Highlands, our pride in our organic and sustainably farmed Double L Vineyard and our long track record of category-leading, accoladed vintages from the SLH and Monterey. Over the next year, we have an ambitious schedule of ‘inmarket’ support planned and the new website and trade handout will be important components of the outreach.” The trade handout is a beautiful, three-panel “leave behind” that highlights all the key stories and unique selling-points of the Morgan brand. From detailed information on product tiers to specifics on the climate, vineyards and “sense of place,” it is the essential Morgan sales piece. With more than thirty years experience, Dan Lee and the Morgan label have been synonymous with artisan, vineyard-centric wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey. Dan’s conscientious and innovative farming regimens allied with traditional, “minimalist” winemaking techniques craft wines of balance, elegance and distinction. Visit Taste Morgan in Carmel’s Crossroads Shopping Village at 204 Crossroads Boulevard. Information on Morgan Winery events can be found on the new website at MorganWinery.com as well as at Facebook.com/MorganWinery.
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Brew Crawl Brings Grown Up Trick-or-Treating to Pleasanton
Downtown merchants, restaurants and local breweries will come together on Saturday, October 29 for the Brew Crawl, the first event of its kind in Pleasanton, hosted by the Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) and sponsored by Handles Gastropub and the Pleasanton Main Street Brewery. Patrons can shop along Main Street, sample local craft beers and food pairings while enjoying a beautiful fall evening. To add to the festival holiday spirit of this event, guests are encouraged to wear costumes. It’s trick-or-treating for adults! The Pleasanton Downtown Association encourages everyone to enjoy downtown responsibly. To support this effort, the PDA will sell designated driver tickets for $10 on the night of the Brew Crawl and the event programs will include taxi contact information. Tickets are on sale for $25 at Handles on Main, 855 Main Street, Pleasanton; Main Street Brewery, 830 Main Street; and Redcoats Pub, 336 St. Mary Street. Tickets will be available for $30 at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Tickets must be redeemed by 6 p.m. Ticket price includes a commemorative beer glass and tasting map. Only 500 will be sold. Event is rain or shine, no refunds. Pleasanton Downtown Association is not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen tickets. For more information, call (925) 4842199 or visit the website at www.pleasantondowntown.net.

Steven Kent Releases New ‘Single Vineyard’ Cabernets
The latest releases in Steven Kent Winery's acclaimed "Single Vineyard Series" will debut at a special tasting on Saturday, September 17, at the estate's Barrel Room. That afternoon from noon to 4:30 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to sample 2008 Cabernet Sauvignons from the Smith Ranch Vineyard, the Ghielmetti Vineyard, and the Home Ranch Vineyard. The cost for the tasting is $10 per person; admission is complimentary for Steven Kent and La Rochelle club members. The wines of SKW's "Single Vineyard Series" are among the most sought-after, collectable Cabernets in California. Only forty-five cases were produced of the 2008 "Smith Ranch Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2008 "Ghielmetti Vineyard" release has only ninety-five cases available and the 2008 edition of the "Home Ranch Vineyard" a mere seventy-three cases. The previous vintage sold-out quickly, with all three wines receiving 91 to 93 point scores in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The three new "SVS" wines retail for $60. The Steven Kent Winery is located in the historic, world-class Livermore Valley appellation. Owner / winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou, sixth-generation of America's oldest winemaking family, specializes in crafting small lot wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon and the Bordeaux varietals - conscientiously farmed on the Ghielmetti Vineyard and the winery's own estate blocks. SKW also produces Lineage, a very limited, signature "Bordeaux - style" blend. The winery's visitor center is open daily; its on-line home is www.stevenkent.com

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NAPA VALLEY
1313 Main – 1313 Main Street, napa; 707 258-1313 fri-Sat 11-12, Sun-thu 11-10 A Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5 ACACIA VNYD – 2750 las Amigas road, napa; 707 226-9991 x2 open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4 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 Vineyards – 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: Public tours daily at 11am & 2 pm (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 – 1307B lincoln Avenue, calistoga; 707 942-4912 fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-thu 11-5, tue by appt. B CELLARS – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 709-8787 open daily 10-5 Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, thu-fri 10-8, Sun 12-7 BALDACCI FAMILY – 6236 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-9261 open daily 10-4 Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919 open daily 10-5 by appt Barlow Vineyards – 4411Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742 open by appointment only Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7075 open by appointment only BEAULIEU VINEYARDS (BV) – 1960 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-5233 open daily 10-5 Beau Vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 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
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2000 Main Street, St. helena | www.Beringer.com Bialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 227-2293 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 Cordon 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 road, napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine open daily 10:30-5:30 Gift items, gardens, vineyard walking tour. Call ahead for: Safari Tours at 10:30am, educational programs, food pairings & bringing pets. 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 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 by appointment only Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. helena; 707 963-7181 open by appointment only Cain – 3800 langtry road, St. helena; 707 963-1616 open by appointment only Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-5222 open by appointment only Calafia Cellars – 629 fulton lane, St. helena; 707 963-0114 open by appointment only Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer lane, napa; 707 255-1294 tours/tasting by appointment Cali 351 – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-6200 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 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 – 5330 Silverado trail, napa; 800 993-9463 open daily 10-5 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 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; 707 945-0388 open daily 10-7 Cosentino – 7415 St. helena hwy, Yountville; 707-921-2896 open daily 10-6 Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. helena; 707 963-3887 open by appointment only Crocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111 open by appointment only 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

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David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190 open by appointment only DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARD
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Savor the estate Petite Sirah on the deck or in the cool historic winery. Picnickers and friendly pooches welcome.

open Weekends, friday through Monday 11 -4 825 fulton lane, St. helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidfultonWinery.com Del Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella oaks lane, napa; 707 963-2805 open by appointment only Del Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 963-2134 open by appointment only Del Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. helena highway, St. helena; 707 963-2134 open by appointment only Delectus Winery – 908 c enterprise Way, napa; 707 255-1252 open daily by appointment Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain road, calistoga; 707 942-1189 open by appointment only DOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig rd, napa; 707 257-0101 open daily 10-6 Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more Domaine Chandon – 1 california Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 open daily 10-5 Dominari – 620 trancas Street, napa; 707-226-1600 open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pm Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 lodi lane, St. helena; 707 963-7108 open by appointment, 10-4 Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5771 open daily 10-4:30 Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 open appointment by only Eagle Trace– 680 rossi rd, St. helena; 707 963-4665 open by appointment only Eeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain rd., St. helena; 707 337-5526 open by appointment only EHLERS ESTATE
Join us in our historic stone building salon and beautiful olive grove. Open daily, 10:30 to 4:00 – $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

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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1250 cuttings Wharf road, napa | open Daily 10am-4:30pm 707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.com Failla – 3530 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-0530 Falcor – 2511 napa corporate Dr, Ste 115, napa; 888-402-Wine Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, oakville; 707 944-2861 Farella – 2222 n. 3rd Ave, napa; 707 254-9489 Fleury Estate Winery – 950 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 967-8333 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 open by appointment only open daily 10-5 open by appointment only 10-3 open by appointment only open by appointment only open daily 10:30-5 open by appointment only

FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 800 535-6400 open daily 10-6 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK 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

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Frog’s Leap – 8815 conn creek road, rutherford; 707 963-4704 G Cook – 264 n. fork crystal Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-7760 Gargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770 Gemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855 Girard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder rd; 707 254-7766 Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-2784 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings Groth – 750 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 944-0290 Guffy – 1390 thompson Ave, napa; 707 258-2532 Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-9059 Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-0781 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge road, rutherford; 707 967-0700 Hall St. Helena – 401 St. helena hwy So, St. helena; 707 967-2620 Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified forest rd, St. helena; 707 942-6760 Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269 HdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121 Heibel Ranch Vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289 Heitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-3542 Helena View Johnston – 3500 highway 128, calistoga; 707 942-4956 Hendry – 3104 redwood Dr, napa; 707 226-8320 HESS COLLECTION – 4411 redwood rd, napa; 707 255-1144 Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Honig Vineyards – 850 rutherford rd, rutherford; 707 963-5618 Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado trail north, St. helena; 707 963-2911 J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa James Cole – 5014 Silverado trail, napa; 707 251-9905 James Creek – 2249 James creek rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 Jarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello rd, napa; 1-800-255-5280 Jax –3468 hwy 128, calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102 Jericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665 JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm Jocelyn Lonen Winery – napa; 1-800-255-5280 John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711 open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open daily 11-7 open by appointment only open daily 10-4:30 open daily 9:30-4:30 open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open daily 11-7 open daily 10-5 open by appointment only open daily 10-5:30 open by appointment open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open daily 11-4:30 open by appointment only open by appointment only open daily 10-5:30 open daily 10-6 open daily by appointment Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30 open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment only open daily 10-6 open by appointment only open daily 10-2am 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; 707 254-7572 open by appointment only 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 Luis Ochoa Family – 1307 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 341-6780 open daily 11-6:30; winery by appt Luna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 open daily 10-5 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 Sun-thu 112-7 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK fri-Sat 12-9 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 Michael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-thu 12-5, fri-Sun 11-5 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 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

Ilona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463 open by appointment only

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 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juicebox – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 707 254-1212 Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177 Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 open daily by appointment only 10-4 open daily by appointment only 9-5 Winery open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only

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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 – 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 daily 11-5 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 Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949 open by appointment PROVENANCE – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10-5 Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601 open by appointment Quixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659 open by appointment RAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 963-3141 open daily 10-4 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours RAZI WINERY With a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail… “Everything we know is in the bottle.” Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm 3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299 REATA – 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380 Revana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814 Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800 REYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado trail, napa; 707 258-2558 Rios Wine – 1334-B lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1376 Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4661 Road 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200 Robert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555 open daily 9-5 open daily 10-5 open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment open daily 10-5 open daily 10:30-6:30 open by appointment open by appointment only 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 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 Savour Saint Helena – 649 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-5445 open daily 10-8 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 – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3 open by appointment only 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 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 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; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4 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. 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Stagecoach Vineyard – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198 open by appointment Staglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477 open by appointment Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441 By advance appointment only Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272 open daily 10:30-4:30 by appt STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-fri 10:30-5 Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OK Sat-Sun 10-5 Stoneheath Winery – napa; 707 257-0701 open by appointment Stonehedge Winery – 1004 clinton St, napa; 707 256-4444 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-8 Stony Hill Vineyard – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636 open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt only Storybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310 open by appointment Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646 open daily 10-5 by appointment SUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Summit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 open by appointment SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500 open by appointment Tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823 open by appointment Tamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6 TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9 Tasting Room, The – at the napa Wine co, 40 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 848-9630 open daily 10-4:30 Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-3593 open by appointment Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780 By appointment only Teachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432 open by appointment Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526 tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340 open by appointment The Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707 open by appointment Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504 open by appointment only Tom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267 open by appointment Toolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7 Tournesol Wine – napa; 707 287-7557 open by appointment only Trahan Winery – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 11-6 Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 oak Knoll Ave, napa; 707 255-7700 open daily 10-4:30 Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 967-8027 open by appointment Trespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804 open by appointment Trinchero Family Estates – 3070 n. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 1-800-473-4454 open daily 10-5 Trinitas Cellars – at the Meritage resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-3012 open daily 11-7 Tristant – 1012 Bale ln, calistoga; 707 942-0600 open by appointment Truchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153 open by appointment Tudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947 open by appointment Tulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064 open by appointment TURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-4:30 Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-2489 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5 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 Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 open daily 12-8 Up Valley Vintners – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004 thu-Sat 11-8, Sun, Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 12-5 V Madrone – 3169 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573 open by appointment V Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7 V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5) Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130 open daily 10-6 by appointment Varozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331 open by appointment only Velo Vino – pour clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-6 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, Art Exhibits, Children OK 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 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 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 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 daily 11-5 open daily 10-5 by appt

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 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

SONOMA COUNTY
A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Acorn Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440 Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 – 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-7967 Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174 Akoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 481-7377 ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 707 433-9154 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only Mon-fri 10:30-6:30, Sat-Sun11:30-7 open by appointment only open by appointment only open daily 10-5 open daily 10-5 open daily 11-4:30 open daily 11-4:30

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ANABA WINES
Taste award-winning, limited production Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rhône-style blends inside the wind powered tasting room, a 100-year-old farmhouse. Or, picnic on the patio overlooking the beautiful Carneros estate vineyards!

open Daily 10:30am -5:30pm / 60 Bonneau road, Sonoma (707) 996-4188 / www.WindPoweredWines.com 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 Asti Winery – 26150 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5 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 open by appointment only Benziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 707 935-4046 open daily 10-5 Bevan Cellars – 3900 Matanzas creek ln, Santa rosa; 707 332-2918 open by appointment only Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 Bonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 open daily 11-6:30 (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 – healdsburg; 707 431-4442 open by appointment only 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 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 fourth Street, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 Chalk Hill – 10300 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 657-4837 open daily 10-4 CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6 Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only fri 10 & 2 Chateau Felice – 10603 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 836-9011 Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERY
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Clarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 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 only D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826 open by appointment only D’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5 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 11-4:30 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 De La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711 open daily 11-4:30, Mon-fri by appt DE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5 DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-2000 open daily 10:30-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Deux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945 open by appointment only 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 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 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 1014 hopper Ave, #612, Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700 nov 15 -Aug 15 by appt 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 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
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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 11-6 Forchini Vineyards – 5141 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8886 fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-thur by appt Forth Vnyds – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 FOYT FAMILY WINES – poured at Meadowcroft Wines, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6 Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1462 open daily 11-6 Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756 open by appointment only Freestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 Win: thu-Mon 11-5, Sum: daily 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 Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma open daily 11-4:30 Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs road, geyserville; 707 433-2371 Sat 10-4 or by appt 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 10-5 Hauck Cellars – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065 open thu-Mon 11:30-5, fri & Sat till 7 Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 thu-Mon 10-5 Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 thu-Mon 12-6 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 26 east napa St, Ste c; 707 933-3001 open daily 11-6 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 HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, glen ellen; 707 938-7622 thu-Sun 11-6 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; 707 526-2255 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 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 In Vino Veritas – 118 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0307 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-8 Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-4:30 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 JCB Tasting Room & Wine Bar – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9 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 10-4:30 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 10-4:30 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 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 Longboard Vineyards – 5 fitch St, healdsburg; 707 433-3473 open daily 11-6 LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 935-7221 open daily 11-5 by appt Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours Lynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 11-4 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 Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, fulton; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5 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

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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 Parmelee Hill – 1695 Sperring rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905 open by appointment only Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5 Pasterick 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 Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Peters Family – 2064 hwy. 116 no, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111 open by appointment only Peterson – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 fri-Mon 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 Philip Staley – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 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 R2 Wine Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330 open daily 11-6 Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Ram’s Gate – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 721-8700 thur-Mon 10-6 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 Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500x107 open daily 10-4:30 RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 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; Summer 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 – 15655 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 328-0173 open by appointment only Robert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood rd, fulton; 707 578-1601 fri-Sun 10-5, thu-Mon by appt 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 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 by appt Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma open daily 11-6 Rochioli – 6192 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2305 thu-Mon 11-4, tue-Wed by appt Rocking Z – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-1533 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK open daily 10-5 Roessler – 380 first St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 open daily 11-6 Route 128 Winery – 21079 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 696-0004 thur-Sun 11-6 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

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open Daily 11-6 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090 Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8845 open daily 10-5 Meeker Vineyards – 21035 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 431-2148 open daily 10:30-6 Mercury Winery – 21015 geyserville Avenue, geyserville; 707 857-9870 thu-Mon 11-6 Merriam Vnyds – 11650 los Amigos rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4032 open daily 10-5 Merry Edwards – 2959 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050 open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427 open by appointment only Mietz Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Daily 10:30-4:30 Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5 MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320 open by appointment only Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek r rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499 open by appointment only MOONDANCE CELLARS
Formerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars produces small lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured by the winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery. Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)

Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday 707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcome MOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30 Mountain Terraces – 707 481-7377 open by appointment only Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148 open by appointment only Mueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4 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 & 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 – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9401 open Sat 1-4 Old World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 578-3148 open by appointment only 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 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

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Scribe Winery –2300 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 939-1858 By appointment 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; 707 933-3226 open daily 11-5 Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed 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 thu 4-8 or by appt Siduri Wines – 981 Airway court, 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 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-3232 open daily 10-5 Skewis Wines – 57 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-2160 fri-Mon 11-4 SL Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 SODA ROCK WINERY – 8015 highway 128, healdsburg; 707 433-3303 open daily 11-5 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 Spann Vineyards – 111A east napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 Daily 12-6 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 Sat & Sun 11-5 or by appt Stephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7 Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520 open by appointment only Stonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128; 707 473-3333; healdsburg fri-Mon 11-4:30 or by appt Stryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 open daily 10:30-5 Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745 fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommended 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-Mon 12-5 Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30 TOPEL
Exquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown to exacting organic and biodynamic standards
MARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORS

Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5590 UPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 837-5830 Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 996-6941 Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177 VIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Vintners Signatures –4001 highway 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300

open daily 11-6 open by appointment only tue-Sun 11-6, Mon by appt open daily 10-4:30 open by appointment only open daily 10-5 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 VML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-4404 open daily 11-5 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 Mon-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 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 Williams Selyem – 7227 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6425 open by appointment only WILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Wind Gap Wines – forestville; 707 235-4938 open by appointment only Windsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050 open by appointment only Windsor Vineyards – at Vintage Wine estates, 308B center St, healdsburg; 707 921-2893 open daily 11-7 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 XYZin – Poured at geyser Peak, 22281 chianti rd, healdsburg; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5 Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8511 fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointment 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 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-f 12-6 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– 830 Memory lane, Boulder creek; 831 621-8028 open by appointment only Big Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-thu 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 12-5, summer till 6 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 tue-Sun 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 tue-thu 4-12, fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9 Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977 open by appointment only Cinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 open daily 11-5 Clos LaChance – 1 hummingbird ln, San Martin; 800 itS-Wine open daily 11-5

Visit the tasting room, located just steps off Healdsburg Plaza.

open Daily 11-7 125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-4116 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 11-5 Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside rd, healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 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

Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa cruz; 831 425-Wine

fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6

Creekview Vineyards – 12467 creekview ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534

3rd weekend 11-5

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

3rd weekend of the month, 12-5

Fleming Jenkins Vnys & Winery – 45 W. Main St, los gatos; 408 358-4949

tue-Sun 12-6

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

Guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith rd, hollister; 831 902-5354

Weekends July thru Sept

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GUGLIELMO WINERY
With three generations of grape growing and wine making, we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.

Daily 10-5, closed major holidays 1480 east Main Avenue, Morgan hill 408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.com 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 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 thur-Mon 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 St, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 open daily 12-6 MJA VINEYARDS – 24900 highland Way, los gatos; 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 11-5 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 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 Sat 12-4 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 – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 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 or by appointment Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 Summer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or 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 Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233 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 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 12-5 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 Creek – 12775 Uvas road, Morgan hill; 408 779-4738 thu, fri, Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5 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 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5 Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705 open by appointment only Villa del Monte Winery – 23076 Summit rd, los gatos; 888 788-4583 open one weekend/month or by appt 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 Prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Santa cruz; 831 426-0750 Mon-tue 2-8, Wed-fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8 Vino Tabi – 334c ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426 1809 Sat-thu 12-6, fri 12-9 Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463 Sat, Apr-oct 12-5 & by appointment 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 Vineyards– 7156 carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 open daily 12-5 Carmel Hills – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 thur-tue 12-6 Caraccioli Cellars – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel; 831 622-7722 Mon-thu 2-8, fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8 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 open daily 12-6 Chock Rock Vnyd – 1 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 open daily 12-5 Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel; 831 620-0645 thur-Mon 11- 6 Galante Vineyards – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-fri 1-6, Sat 12-6 Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-thu 11-4:30, fri-Sun 11-6 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 TASTE MORGAN Featuring the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farm in the crossroads Shopping Village, rio road at highway 1 / carmel open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.com Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Mon-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6 Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5 Robert Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 open daily 11-5 Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between ocean & 7th, carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 fri-Sun 12-5 Wrath Wines – carmel Plaza, corner of ocean Ave. and Mission St; 831 678-2212 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 MONTEREY WINERIES A Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 open daily 10-6 Bargetto Winery – 700 cannery row Suite g, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Mon-fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-6:30 Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Mon-Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5 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 McIntyre Vineyards – in hyatt regency, 1 old golf course rd, Monterey; 831 649-9463 Mon-Wed 9-6, thu-Sun 8-8 Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 11-6:30

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Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 cannery row, Monterey; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-8 Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 open daily 11-5 Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 open daily 10-6 SALINAS VALLEY A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6 Boekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 open by appointment only De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176 open by appointment only HAHN SLH ESTATES – 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 Hammond Vnyds– 655 river road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 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 Robert Talbott Vineyards – 1380 river road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 fri-Sun 11-5 Scheid Vineyards – 1972 hobson Avenue, greenfield; 831 386-0316 open daily 11-5 Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco road, greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 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 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; 1-800-544-8724 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 Lake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper lake; 707 275-8030 thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6 Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5 Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30 Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304 open by appointment only Londer Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 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 Masút Vnyd & Winery – 1301 reeves canyon rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5466 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; 707 744-1396 open daily10-5 Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle rock road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 fri - Sun 11-5

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Albertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475 open by appointment 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 campovida – -; 707 744-8797 open daily 10-5, Ceago Vinegarden – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open daily 10-5 Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Wed-Sun 11-5:30 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 Demuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729 open by appointment Dogwood Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, Ste h, hopland; 707 743-0301 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 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 Dunwood Vineyards – 2399 n. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985 open by appointment 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 Giuseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401 School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment only 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 11-5 Handley Cellars – 3151 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5

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