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NOVEMBER 4, 2011 – ISSUE 45 – VOLUME 30 ON THE COVER Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45 SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-61 Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-59 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 TREASURE ISLAND TO LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Livermore Wineries 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 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-78

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intelligence for the Wine conSUMer by Len Napolitano

What wines go best with Thanksgiving dinner?
Thanksgiving dinner poses an interesting dilemma for the wine-pairing enthusiast. Do the broad variety of flavors from the multitude of side dishes like potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, gravy and cranberries make it impossible to pick one wine that complements everything, or do they just offer more opportunities to get at least one of them to match perfectly? In my opinion, Thanksgiving dinner is not the occasion to serve a wine of great finesse or nuance. So, forget about that great vintage Bordeaux or delicate Pinot Noir. Too many of the side dishes, not to mention a flavorful roasted turkey, will just overpower these types of wines. My approach to choosing wine for Thanksgiving is to go for the big red wine. What’s more, I like to stick with an American wine to go along with this all-American holiday. Here’s where big red Zinfandels and Syrahs come to the rescue. After smothering your plate with big food, you need a big wine to follow up. The Zinfandel grape, commonly regarded as America’s grape, has many interesting, powerful, flavors that come through regardless of how eclectic your meal is. Think of dark berries, spices and black pepper when considering Zinfandel. One word of caution when consuming big red Zinfandels or Syrahs: alcohol content in these wines is often equally big, sometimes as high as 18%, compared to typical wines having 13%14%. The reason is partly out of necessity. The bigger the flavors become, the more the wine has to be balanced, weight-wise, in your mouth, with other components, like alcohol, tannin and acidity. If you would like to also offer a white wine with Thanksgiving dinner, I suggest a dry Riesling for its versatility in pairing with many dishes and its ability to cleanse the palate with refreshing acidity. Riesling is made in both a dry and semi-sweet style, and this is not always stated on the label. Be sure to check with your wine retailer when selecting it.
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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ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • nov 4: Port Dinner • nov 11: Moonlight escape Dinner • nov 17: Piano Bar Sing-Along with Dan Daniels • nov 19: Murder Mystery Dinner • nov 24: thanksgiving lunch & Dinner 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 Taste at Oxbow Wine and Chocolate Pairing napa, taste 5 chocolates with 5 wines, $20, 12-7pm Sunday thru thursday 12-9 pm friday and Saturday. reservations recommended. 707-265-9600. 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-SUNDAYS Barrel Tasting & Tours at Reata Barrel tasting: 11am, 2pm & by appointment, tours by appointment napa, 707-254-8673x119, www.reatawines.com ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val napa, daily 10am-5pm, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com • classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine. • reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine. • tours by appointment with 24 hour advance notice ONGOING 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 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 SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre St. helena, culinary institute of America at greystone, 1:30-2:30pm, $20 With a sample of the recipe and their greystone wine 707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery for details, 888-rMonDAVi x2, www.robertmondavi.com • the Signature tour & tasting • the Wine tasting Basics • the exclusive cellar tasting• tasting Beyond the Basics • the “harvest of Joy” tour & lunch ONGOING 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 THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Bacchus That Rascal clos Pegase, calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “history of Wine“ 707-942-4981, www.clospegase.com ONGOING SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500 SECOND SUNDAYS Second Sunday Supper Club AViA napa, napa, 5:30-7pm, $110 www.aviahotels.com, 707-224-3900 ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • nov 3: rickie lee Jones • nov 4: Marc cohn • nov 8: comedy Series, Andrew norelli • nov 9-13: napa Valley film festival • nov 16: rink in the Season, holiday Kick-off • nov 17: Stephen Stills • nov 19: Patrizio • nov 20: café cabaret, Best of Broadway • nov 22: tuesday night flick, Philadelphia Story • Dec 2: garage Band 101, california rock

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• 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 • nov 11: Moonlight escape Dinner • nov 17: Piano Bar Sing-Along with Dan Daniels • nov 19: Murder Mystery Dinner • nov 24: thanksgiving lunch & Dinner

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ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com • nov 8: Wynonna in concert • nov 11: A night in Vallarta with Mariachi Vargas de tecalitlán • nov 12: napa Valley film festival • nov 13: napa Valley Symphony, Season opening concert ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines napa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com • nov 4: loire Valley Wine tasting • nov 11: Southern rhone Valley Wine tasting • nov 18: Back room Blow out XliV • nov 25: Pinot & Potluck Party ONGOING di Rosa napa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org • nov 1-feb 18: looking at You looking at Me ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com • nov 5-6: live in the Vineyard • nov 10: chely Wright • nov 12: elvin Bishop • nov 17: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings • nov 20: the Pixies ONGOING Friday Night Winemaker Events JV Wine & Spirits, napa, 5-7pm, $2, 707-253-2624, www.jvwine.com • nov 17: nouveau Beaujolais celebration! ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 13 Signs of Life Photography Exhibit by Robert Buelteman at Mumm Napa rutherford, www.mummnapa.com, 707-976-7702 ONGOING THROUGH 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 NOVEMBER 4 Holiday Hospitality Peju, rutherford, www.peju.com, 707-963-3600 NOVEMBER 5 Silverado Trail Silver Pass Event Visit 15 wineries along the Silverado trail! 11am-4pm, $45/adv, $50 library releases, barrel sampling, food pairing, discounts & more! napa, www.silveradotrail.com, 707-256-0122 NOVEMBER 5 Wine Club Pick-Up Reception #1 at Acacia Vineyard napa, www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991, 11am-3pm NOVEMBER 5 Annual Older Vintage Tasting at Beaulieu Vineyard St. helena, 800-264-6918, www.bvwines.com NOVEMBER 5-7 Live in the Vineyard An Intimate Pairing of Music, Wine & Food Uptown theatre & wineries in napa Valley. www.liveinthevineyard.com NOVEMBER 9-13 Napa Valley Film Festival Various events & locations in napa Valley www.napavalleyfilmfest.org NOVEMBER 11 Barrel Tastings at Twilight Viader Winery, Deer Park, 4-7pm, $35, members/free www.viader.com, 707-963-3816 NOVEMBER 11 Legendary Napa Bike Wine Tour 707-812-1700, $1500 NOVEMBER 12 Harvest Dinner at Artesa Winery napa, Wine club Member event, 6:30-10pm, $85, rSVP www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309

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NOVEMBER 12 Grgich Hills Chocolate Festival rutherford, 11am-3pm, $25, www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784 NOVEMBER 12 The Artist’s Palette Dining Experience: Renteria Wines Ma(i)sonry napa Valley, napa – hosted by Proprietor oscar renteria 6:30pm, $155, $124/members, www.maisonry.com, 707-944-0889 NOVEMBER 12 Cooking Class: Holiday Cookie Class with Maria Capdevielle cedar gables inn, napa, $60, 1-4pm www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969 NOVEMBER 17 Wine Club Pick-Up Reception #2 at Acacia Vineyard napa, www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991, 4-7pm NOVEMBER 17-20 Flavor! Napa Valley A celebration of food, Wine & fun – Silverado resort & Spa, napa & culinary institute at greystone, St. helena, www.flavornapavalley.com NOVEMBER 18-20 39th Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire chardonnay hall, napa Valley expo, napa 925-372-8961, fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm NOVEMBER 24 Thanksgiving at étoile Restaurant Domaine chandon, Yountville, 6:30pm, $95 www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 NOVEMBER 25 23rd Annual Festival of Lights carolers, carriage rides, food/ wine & more! Downtown Yountville, 2-6pm www.yountville.com, 707-944-0904 DECEMBER 3-4 Rutherford Appellation Wineries Winter Passport Visit participating wineries for food & wine pairings! rutherford, 11am-4pm, www.rutherford-appellation-wineries.com ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery glen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Taste with the Count at Buena Vista A 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20 rSVP, 800-926-1266 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 and Wine Pairing at the Mayo Reserve Room 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting $35, reservations recommended, 707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.com ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com • cinq cépages Blending Seminar, eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 • cinq cépages component tasting, eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 • Private ViP Wine tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour • Box lunch Prgram with tour ONGOING Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery Santa rosa, ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations 888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com • Winery tour & tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 • Vineyards tour & tasting, 1 hour, $20 • Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com ONGOING 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 ONGOING Moondance Cellars & Orchard Station Wines glen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10 707-938-7550, www.moondancecellars.com ONGOING Live Music at Centre du Vin ledson hotel, Sonoma, 707-996-9779, www.ledsonhotel.com ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour healdsburg, 10:30am, $25, 800-447-3060, www.michelschlumberger.com ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20 707-431-4811, www.ryew.com ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines rSVP, 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.com EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY The Art of Winemaking Workshop Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm 707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com ONGOING Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School 450 West Spain St, Sonoma, check website for schedule. 707-933-0450, www.ramekins.com ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org • nov 6: An evening with ira glass • nov 7: Weird Al Yankovic • nov 12-14: Santa rosa Symphony Set two • nov 15: charlotte’s Web • nov 16: Momix – Botanica • nov 17: Warren Miller film • nov 19: Dana carvey • nov 20: American Philharmonic Show 2 • nov 23: chris isaak • nov 29: Max & ruby ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com • nov 19: the led Zeppelin concert experience ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com • nov 5: Blisswave harvest celebration of Music & Art • nov 10: garth • nov 11: Doomsday Burlesque cabaret • nov 12: north Bay regional Decompression • nov 17: Phutureprimitive • nov 19: 3rd Annual claypool Purple Pachyderm Pre-Bird Bonanza fancy • nov 26: John Kimock • nov 27: orgone ONGOING THURSDAYS Winemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Market guerneville, 6-8pm, 707-604-7295, www.bigbottommarket.com 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 THROUGH NOVEMBER 12 Rip Matteson Exhibit howell fine Art on the Plaza, healdsburg www.jhowellfineart.com, 707-431-2684 ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 Ric Miller Photography Exhibit at Charles Creek Winery Sonoma, 11am-6pm, www.charlescreek.com, 707-935-3848 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 11 Pop’d From the Panel charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa rosa, www.SchulzMuseum.org ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 15 Minutely Personal Quercia gallery, Duncans Mills, Quercia-gallery.com, 707-865-0243

SONOMA COUNTY
ONGOING Live Music at Centre du Vin ledson hotel, Sonoma, 707-996-9779 www.ledsonhotel.com 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 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

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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 NOVEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 14 Re-assembling Reality: Contemporary Botanicals Restyled healdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburg www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.org, 707-433-2743 NOVEMBER 4-5, 10-12 Fully Committed 6th Street Playhouse, Santa rosa www.6thstreetplayhouse.com, 707-523-4185 NOVEMBER 5-6 13th Annual A Wine & Food Affair Wine road – northern Sonoma county.Visit participating wineries. 11am-4pm, www.wineroad.com, 800-723-6336 NOVEMBER 5-6 13th Annual Wine & Food Affair at Balletto Vineyards Santa rosa, 11am-4pm, www.wineroad.com www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455x111 NOVEMBER 5-6 Wine & Food Affair at Wilson Winery healdsburg, 11am-4pm, www.wineroad.com NOVEMBER 5-6 Harvest Party – Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs Release Celebration Dutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol www.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600 NOVEMBER 7 Balletto Vineyards Winemaker Dinner la gare french restaurant, Santa rosa www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455x111 NOVEMBER 9 Moshin Vineyards Winemaker Dinner Big Bottom Market, guerneville, 7pm, $75 Moshinwinemakerdinner.eventbrite.com NOVEMBER 11 25th Annual Summer-Fall Winemaker Dinner Series: Petroni Vineyards Join lorenzo Petroni, Proprietor – inn at the tides, Bodega Bay, $99 www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788 NOVEMBER 11 Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade & Flyover Downtown Petaluma, 1pm, 707-769-0429 NOVEMBER 12 Roaring Rhône ‘20s Blending Party Anaba Wines, Sonoma, 4-7pm, $50, $35/members www.anabawines.com, 707-96-4188x106 NOVEMBER 12 Get Ready for the Holidays Arrowood Vineyards, glen ellen, 11am-3pm www.arrowoodwinery.com, 707-938-2600 NOVEMBER 12 A Taste of Place Series Quivira Vineyard & Winery, healdsburg, 12-3pm, $85, $65/members www.quivirawine.com, rSVP, 707-431-8354x212 NOVEMBER 12 Wild Pig Party Michel-Schlumberger Winery, healdsburg, 1-3pm, $50 www.michelsclumberger.com, 800-447-3060 NOVEMBER 12 Quarryhill Fall Family Day Quarryhill Botanical garden, glen ellen, 10:30am www.quarryhillbg.org, 707-996-3166, $5/members, $10 NOVEMBER 12 Mavericks Art Exhibit & Wine Release longboard Vineyards, healdsburg, 5-9pm www.longboardvineyards.com, 707-433-3473

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NOVEMBER 12 Dance for the Troops Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, Sonoma 707-935-9426, 6-10pm, $45 NOVEMBER 12-13 Post Harvest Party roche Winery, Sonoma, www.rochewinery.com, 707-935-7115 NOVEMBER 13 The Biog Band Show at Jacuzzi Family Winery Sonoma, 8-10pm, www.kiwanisofsonomaplaza.org NOVEMBER 13 Second Sunday Music & Wine freestone Vineyards, freestone, www.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010 NOVEMBER 13 Holiday Cheese Class with Sheana Davis of The Epicurean Connection the Sonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45 www.sheanadavis.com, 707-935-7960, rSVP NOVEMBER 13 & DECEMBER 4 Community Milling Day Mcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 9am-12pm www.Mcevoyranch.com NOVEMBER 15 Opening Reception: Minutely Personal Quercia gallery, Duncans Mills, 12-6pm, Quercia-gallery.com, 707-865-0243 NOVEMBER 15 Hands-on Harvest Windsor oaks Vineyards, Windsor, 10am-5pm www.windsoroaks.com, 707-433-3810, rSVP, $50 NOVEMBER 16 Nine, Wine & Dine the links at Bodega harbour, Bodega Bay, $65 bodegaharbourgolf.com/9wine, 707-875-3538 NOVEMBER 18 Artist Reception for Char Wood at Balletto Vineyards Santa rosa, 5-7pm, enjoy wine & appetizers! www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455x111 NOVEMBER 18-19 3rd Annual Artisano Wine, Food & Art Vintners inn, Santa rosa – Various events benefitting Slow food Sonoma county north, www.artisano.org NOVEMBER 19 Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer: Classic Sparkling Wine & Cheese Combinations – Locals & Spanish Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30 plus tax, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 NOVEMBER 19 St. Francis Winery Annual Wild Game Dinner Santa rosa, 6:30pm, $125, $99/members www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-Wine NOVEMBER 19 Rodney Strong Annual Holiday Craft Faire healdsburg, 10am-5pm, free www.rodneystrong.com, 707-431-1533 NOVEMBER 19 Hike & Taste in the Vineyards Kunde family estate, Kenwood, 10am, $30, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501 NOVEMBER 19 Victorian Crafts Faire Vallejo home, Sonoma, 11am-4pm www.sonomaparks.org, 707-938-9559 NOVEMBER 19-20 Holiday in Carneros at Cline Cellars Sonoma, 10am-4pm, $40 www.carneroswineries.org, 800-909-4352 NOVEMBER 19-20 Holiday in Carneros at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Sonoma, 10am-4pm, $40, www.carneroswineries.org, 800-909-4352 NOVEMBER 19-20 Stellar Cellar Sale Deloach Vineyards, Santa rosa, 11am-4pm www.deloachvineyards.com, 707-526-9111x118 NOVEMBER 19-27 Older Vintage Week at Christopher Creek Winery healdsburg, 11am-5pm, 707-433-2001, www.christophercreek.com NOVEMBER 20 B.R. Cohn Olive Curing Workshop with Don Landis glen ellen, 11am-1pm, $15/members, $20 www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064x124 NOVEMBER 21, 23 Vintage Film Series #3: Dr. Zhivago Sebastiani theatre, Sonoma, Mon 7pm, Wed 1pm www.sebastianitheatre.com, 707-996-2020 NOVEMBER 24 Toast to Turkey Dutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol www.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600 NOVEMBER 24-25 28th Annual Holiday Open House at St. Francis Winery Santa rosa, 11am-4pm, $40, www.heartofsonomavalley.com NOVEMBER 25 Holiday Open House & Craft Boutique at Balletto Vineyards Santa rosa, 10am-5pm, www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-568-2455x111 NOVEMBER 25 The Day After Thanksgiving Party DaVero Winery, healdsburg, 11am-4pm www.davero.com, 707-431-8000x1 NOVEMBER 25-26 Alexander Valley Holiday Open House at Sausal Winery healdsburg, 11am-4pm, www.sausalwinery.com, 800-500-2285 NOVEMBER 25-26 28th Annual Holiday Open House heart of Sonoma Valley, 11am-4pm $40/advance for both days, $10/designated driver, Visit 22 participating wineries in Sonoma Valley! www.heartofsonomavalley.com NOVEMBER 25-26 Holiday Open House at Ledson Winery Kenwood, 11am-4:30pm, www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463 NOVEMBER 25-26 Alexander Valley Holiday Open House Alexander Valley Vineyards, healdsburg, 11am-4pm www.avvwine.com, 800-888-7209x113 NOVEMBER 25-27 & WEEKENDS THROUGH DECEMBER 18 Annual Sip, Savor & Shop at B.R. Cohn Winery glen ellen, www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7936 NOVEMBER 26 Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Open House at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, 10am-5pm, heart of Sonoma Valley Passport Weekend www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134 NOVEMBER 26 Holiday Open House Passalacqua Winery, healdsburg, 11am-5pm www.passalacquawinery.com, 707-433-5550 NOVEMBER 26 Annual Lighting of the Snowmen cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, 4pm, free www.cornerstonesonoma.com, 707-933-3010 NOVEMBER 26 Harvest Production Tour & Tasting Mauritson Wines, healdsburg, 10:30am, $50 www.mauritsonwines.com, 707-431-0804 NOVEMBER 26 Santa’s Riverboat Arrival Petaluma river turning Basin, Petaluma www.visitpetaluma.com NOVEMBER 26 Holiday Open House Windsor oaks Vineyards, Windsor, 11am-5pm www.windsoroaks.com, 707-433-3810, $10 NOVEMBER 26-27 Annual Bodega Christmas Crafts Fair Bodega fire Department, Bodega, 707-876-3477 www.windsoroaks.com, 707-433-3810, $10 NOVEMBER 27 Tree Lighting Ceremony healdsburg, Plaza Park, healdsburg, 3-5pm, 707-535-5680 DECEMBER 4 Annual Catalan Holiday Luncheon at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am-2pm, $70/includes private winery tour www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999

LAKE/MENDOCINO
EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Food & Wine Pairings Mcnab ridge tasting room, hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.com ONGOING Skunk Train 866-457-5865, fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com • nov 12: Wine & Mushroom train • Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-23: christmas train ONGOING FRIDAYS Tuscan Village Music Art Series terrill cellars, lower lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354 NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17 Meet the Winemaker Blue Wing Saloon, Upper lake, 5:30-8:30pm www.tallmanhotel.com, 707-275-2244 NOVEMBER 4 Geysers Tour calpine Visitors center, Middletown www.geysers.com, 707-987-4270, rSVP NOVEMBER 4 Mushroom Hunt ricochet ridge ranch, fort Bragg, www.horse-vacation.com, 707-964-9669 NOVEMBER 4 Docent-led Tour of Seabiscuit’s Home historic ridgewood ranch, Willits, 2-4pm www.seabiscuitheritage.org, 707-559-5992 NOVEMBER 4 Wine & Mushroom Pairing Parducci Wine cellars, Ukiah, 4:30-7pm, www.parducci.com, 707-463-5350 NOVEMBER 4-13 Wine & Mushroom Fest Various events & locations in Mendocino county www.VisitMendocino.com, 866-466-3636 NOVEMBER 5 Winemaker Dinner at The Jaxon Keys Farmhouse hopland, $100, $75/members, rSVP www.jaxonkeys.com, 877-462-0666 NOVEMBER 5 A Pairing with Four Fungi rivino, Ukiah, 3-6pm, $40, rSVP www.rivino.com, 707-293-4262 NOVEMBER 5 It’s Wild! Mushrooms, Wine, Desserts, Decorations & Jazz Art center Ukiah, Ukiah, 7:30-9:30pm www.artcenterukiah.org, 707-462-1400 NOVEMBER 5 Mendocino Hotel Wine & Mushroom Dinner Mendocino, 800-548-0513, www.mendocinohotel.com NOVEMBER 5 McDowell Valley Vineyards Mushroom & Winemaker Dinner Branches restaurant, Ukiah, 5:30pm, 707-468-5400 www.branchesrestaurant.com NOVEMBER 5 Mushrooms & Malbec Yorkville cellars, Yorkville, 12-3pm www.yorkvillecellars.com, 707-894-9177

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NOVEMBER 5 3rd Annual People’s Choice Wine Awards langtry estate Vineyards, Middletown, lake county Winery Association 1-5pm, www.lakecountywineries.org, 707-355-2762 NOVEMBER 5-6 Caps Off! Wine & Mushroom Pairings Meyer family cellars, Yorkville, 10am-5pm www.mfcellars.com, 707-895-2341 NOVEMBER 6 The Wine & Mushroom Dinner of the Year Buckhorn Boonville, Boonville www.thebuckhornboonville.com, 707-895-3224 NOVEMBER 6 Baxter Winery Mushroom & Winemaker Dinner glendeven inn farmhouse, little river, 6pm www.glendeven.com, 707-937-0083 NOVEMBER 6-14 9th Annual Holiday in the Pines Galleria haute Spot, cobb, 707-928-8565 NOVEMBER 8 Albion River Inn’s Savory Wild Mushroom Cooking Class Albion, 11:30am-3:30pm, $85/includes lunch & wine 800-479-7944, www.albionriverinn.com NOVEMBER 10 Greenwood Ridge Mushroom & Winemaker Dinner Moosse café, Mendocino, 6:30pm, $85 www.themoosse.com, 707-937-4323 NOVEMBER 11 11th Annual Wild Mushroom & Winemaker Dinner Maccullum house inn & restaurant, Mendocino, Winemaker greg graziano will pair graziano wines! $100, www.maccullumhouse.com, 800-609-0492 NOVEMBER 11 Mushroom & Belgian Beer Dinner Vinnie cilurzo of russian river Brewing company, little river inn, little river. Join chef Marc Dym with Brewmaster www.littleriverinn.com, 888-inn-loVe NOVEMBER 11-13 Goddess Festival of Mendocino Mendocino, 707-937-0274 www.goddessfestivalofmendocino.com NOVEMBER 12 Meyer Family Vineyard’s Mushroom & Winemaker Dinner the ravens restaurant, Mendocino, 6:30pm www.ravensrestaurant.com, 800-331-8884 NOVEMBER 12 Windows to the Universe taylor observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pm, $3 www.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121 NOVEMBER 12 Barrel Tasting with Wild Mushroom Appetizers Milano family Winery, hopland, 10am-5pm www.milanowinery.com, 707-744-1396 NOVEMBER 12 Milano Winery Winemaker Dinner Branches Wood fired chop house, Ukiah, $50, 6pm www.milanowinery.com, 707-744-1136 NOVEMBER 12 Jazz in the Round: An Evening of Swingin’ & Sippin’ Barra of Mendocino Winery, redwood Valley, 6:30-10pm $80, $50/members, www.barraofmendocino.com, 707-485-8771 NOVEMBER 17 Meet the Winemaker Dinner Series: Steele Winery & Writer’s Block tallman hotel Dining room, Upper lake, 6:30-8:30pm www.tallmanhotel.com, 866-708-5252, $75 NOVEMBER 19 Caspar Harvest Dinner & Silent Auction caspar, 6-9:30pm, $40 www.casparcommons.org, 707-964-4997 NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 18 Victorian Christmas Fair & High Tea lakeport english inn, lakeport, 11am-5:30pm www.lakeportenglishinn.com, 707-263-4317 NOVEMBER 20 Clear Lake Performing Arts Fall Symphony Soper-reese community theatre, lakeport www.clearlakeperformingarts.org, 707-279-4336 NOVEMBER 25-26 Festival of Trees gualala Arts, gualala, 707-884-1138 NOVEMBER 25-27 52nd Annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair Mendocino Art center, Mendocino www.MendocinoArtcener.org, 707-937-5818 NOVEMBER 26 9th Annual Dickens’ Christmas Market Downtown lakeport, 10am-7pm www.lakecochamber.com, 707-263-5092

ALAMEDA COUNTY
NOVEMBER 4, 11 Zin Café rosenblum cellars, Alameda, 6:30-9:30pm, $10, rSVP www.rosenblumcellars.com, 707-510-995-4120 NOVEMBER 5 Harvest in the Vineyards: Open House BBQ rosenblum cellars, Alameda, 12-5pm www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-995-4100 NOVEMBER 12, 19 Regional Wine Series rosenblum cellars, Alameda, 12-5pm, $10 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-995-4100 NOVEMBER 18 Zin Café rosenblum cellars, Alameda, 6:30-9:30pm, $10 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-995-4100

BAY AREA
SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING Seasons Swirl four Seasons hotel, San francisco, 5:30-7:30pm www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838 • Dec 6: ZD Wines NOVEMBER 7 Skewis Pinot Noir Tasting & Dinner campton Place, San francisco – hank & Maggie Skewis, Skewis Wines Sonoma www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574 NOVEMBER 15 Eileen’s Domaine Carneros Wine Dinner campton Place, San francisco – eileen crane, founding Winemaker ceo, Domaine carneros, www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574 NOVEMBER 19 PinotFest 2011 farallon, San francisco, 3-6pm, $100, www.farallonrestaurant.com

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
ONGOING Tastings at Prima Walnut creek, www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780 fri: 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/members Sat: 3-5pm, $20, $10/members

LIVERMORE
ONGOING Bankhead Theatre livermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org • nov 3: like there’s no tomorrow • nov 4-7: hairspray • nov 8: Abraham Verghese • nov 10: Machomer • nov 11-12: lakota Sioux Dance theatre • nov 15: MoMiX “Botanica” • nov 18: Al Stewart • nov 19: the robert cray Band • nov 30: David Benoit ONGOING Wine Cave Tasting Experience Wente Vineyards, livermore, 4pm Sat/Sun, $10, $5/wine club members rSVP, 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com/caves ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Wine & Cheese Pairing la rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pm www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442 NOVEMBER 5 Lipstick Ladies Wine Tour Visit 6 livermore Valley wineries! 925-215-0717, 12-5pm, $5/winery NOVEMBER 6 Veteran’s Day Parade Main Street, Pleasanton, 1pm, www.pleasantondowntown.net NOVEMBER 10 James Vincent Release Party at McGrail Vineyards livermore, 5-8pm, Wine club member event www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717 NOVEMBER 12 End of Harvest Celebration rodrigue Molyneaux, livermore, 12:30-5pm www.rmwinery.com, 925-447-4280 NOVEMBER 19 Quarterly Wine Club Release Party & Music in the Vines at McGrail Vineyards livermore, 12-4:30pm, $10/includes glass www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717 NOVEMBER 19 Magical Holiday Evening Downtown Pleasanton, 5-8pm www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199 NOVEMBER 19 Winemaker’s Dinner Murrieta’s Well, livermore, 6:30-9pm, $95/members, $105 www.murrietaswell.com, 925-+456-2390

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael 415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us • nov 5: italian film festival, hayfever • nov 6: Barbershop harmony concert, A fine romance • nov 6, 8: Marin Symphony, Visionary Mahler • nov 7, 10: Marin Speaker Series, David Brooks • nov 9: Jackson Browne • nov 12: italian film festival, the Santa claus gang • nov 13: live nation comedy Presents Brian regan • nov 16: An evening with David Sedaris • nov 17: Pink Martini • nov 19: Warren Miller Ski film, like there is no tomorrow • nov 28: Marin Speaker Series, David Axelrod

SAN MATEO COUNTY
NOVEMBER 5 Half Moon Bay Food & Wine Fare oceano hotel & Spa, half Moon Bay Village Shops, half Moon Bay www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463, 12-4pm

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 NOVEMBER 5 Bottle You Own at Guglielmo Winery Morgan hill, 10am-3pm, $5/bottle www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145 NOVEMBER 13 Premier Cruz – Cabernets of the Santa Cruz Mountains opera house, los gatos, Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers, 3-7pm, $75 www.scma.com, 831-685-8463 NOVEMBER 19 Passport Weekend Santa cruz Mountains Wineries Association, Visit participating wineries! 11am5pm, $40, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463

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NOVEMBER 19-20 37th Annual Bordeaux by the Bay concannon Vineyard, livermore, 11am-4:30pm www.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866 NOVEMBER 19-20 Holiday Wine Tasting fenestra Winery, livermore, 12-5pm, $10 www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246 NOVEMBER 25-27 Prelude to Christmas fenestra Winery, livermore, 12-5pm, $10 www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246 NOVEMBER 25-27 Holiday Preview Wente Vineyards, livermore, 11am-4:30pm www.wentevineayrds.com, 925-456-2300 NOVEMBER 12 Best of the Blue™ - Tastes From the Land of the Blue Grand Canyon Monterey county Vintners & growers Association, www.montereywines.org Del Monte Aviation center, Monterey, 831-375-9400 NOVEMBER 12 Holiday Entertaining with Bernardus Style Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 1-3pm, $85 www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550 NOVEMBER 13 Surf City Wine University: Wine Tasting 101 with Jimmie Moore Bonny Doon Vineyard, Santa cruz, 12-2pm www.surfcityvintners.com, 831-818-1405 NOVEMBER 15-20 Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational Pebble Beach, www.pebblebeach.com NOVEMBER 19 Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay Pacific grove, 831-373-3304 NOVEMBER 19 Homecrafter’s Marketplace Sunset center, carmel, 9am-3pm www.ci-carmel.ca.us, 831-620-2020 NOVEMBER 19-20 Fall Boutique fortino Winery, gilroy, 11am-5pm www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 NOVEMBER 24 Thanksgiving Buffet Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 12-3:30pm www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3550 NOVEMBER 25 17th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony cannery row, Monterey, 6pm, www.canneryrow.com NOVEMBER 28 City Christmas Tree Lighting Pacific grove, 5:30-8:30pm, 831-373-3304 www.pacificgrove.org NOVEMBER 29-30 Christmas at the Inns Pacific grove, 6-9pm, 831-373-3304 www.pacificgrove.org ONGOING 30th Annual Vintners’ Holidays the Ahwahnee, Yosemite national Park www.YosemitePark.com/Vinters, 801-559-4903 • nov 6-8: talbott Vineyards, Silver oak cellars, Alpha omega & twomey cellars • nov 9-10: hitching Post Winery, Blackbird Vineyards, rombauer Vineyards & corison Winery • nov 13-15: Mumm napa, Provenance Vineyards, Villa toscana Winery & Sbragia family Vineyards • nov 16-17: talley Vineyards, rosenblum cellars, rock Wall Wine co., Jaffurs Wine cellars & Joseph Phelps Vineyards • nov 27-29: handley cellars, Dutton-goldfield Winery, Simi Winery & terre rouge & easton Wines • nov 30 – Dec 1: halleck Vineyard, Mount Veeder Winery, gianelli Vineyards & ravenswood Winery

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com • nov 12: great train robbery • nov 24: thanksgiving Supper • nov 26: christmas train ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.c. Davis, 866-754-ArtS, www.mondaviarts.org • nov 5-6: Jennifer Johnson cano, mezzo-soprano • nov 7-8: if god is Willing and da creek Don’t rise • nov 9-11: hot 8 Brass Band • nov 12: trey Mcintyre & Preservation hall Jazz Band • nov 12-13: lara Downes • nov 14: Salaam Bombay • nov 15: Pink Saris • nov 15: Udaan

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com • nov 6: frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano • nov 10: MoMiX:BotAnicA • nov 11: Morgenstern Piano trio • nov 15: David Sedaris • nov 18: Pink Martini • nov 20-21: Monterey Symphony, concert 2 • Dec 2-3: Smuin Ballet holiday Program ONGOING Live at Golden State Theatre Monterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com • nov 3-5: UnA’s international film festival • Dec 1: Brandon heath & Britt nicole “leaving eden tour” ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 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 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 & great discounts, 4-8pm 831-649-6690 ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Monterey Museum of Art Monterey, evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477 EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH Pair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellars gilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca ice cream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases. www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827 EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines cepage Wine Bar, rancho cellars, carmel, 3-8pm 831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com EVERY WEDNESDAY Wine Down Wednesdays fortino Winery, gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 NOVEMBER 3-5 Big Sur Food & Wine Festival Various events & locations in Big Sur, www.bigsurfoodandwine.org NOVEMBER 5 Meritage 2009 Release Party at Hahn Winery Soledad, $10, 831-678-4555, www.hahnestates.com NOVEMBER 11 Veterans Day Ceremony Devendorf Park, carmel, 11am-12pm www.ci.carmel.ca.us, 831-624-9941

SOLANO COUNTY
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 NOVEMBER 11 Annual Chieftan Dinner Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine NOVEMBER 18 Wine & Food…A Love Story the clubhouse at rancho Solano, fairfield, Suisun Valley grape growers Association. 6-10pm, $35/adv, www.woodenvalley.com, 707-864-0730 DECEMBER 3 Cooking with Liz Show & Dinner Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com NOVEMBER 19 Passport Weekend Santa cruz Mountains Wineries Association, Visit participating wineries! 11am-5pm, $40, www.scmwa.com, 831-685-8463 NOVEMBER 13 Premier Cruz – Cabernets of the Santa Cruz Mountains opera house, los gatos, Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers, 3-7pm, $75 www.scma.com, 831-685-8463 NOVEMBER 25-27 Holiday Gift Fair clos lachance Winery, San Martin www.clos.com, 800-487-9463 NOVEMBER 25-27, DECEMBER 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 Holiday Tree Walk roaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 NOVEMBER 26, DECEMBER 3-4, 10-12, 17-23 Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train roaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484

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ONGOING Sierra Railroad oakdale, 209-848-2100, www.sierrarailroad.com • nov 5: Sunset Dinner • nov 8: Scenic lunch • nov 19: Murder Mystery Dinner • nov 24: thanksgiving Supper • nov 25, 29, 30: christmas train

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Andrea Johnson

Somerston Tasting Room, Yountville Allan Chapman & Craig Becker

Somerston Wine Company
by Josh Stein
Imagine stepping back in time to when large parcels of land were cultivated in the Napa Valley with the expressed purpose of delivering the best from the land at every opportunity. One of the Valley’s newest wineries, Somerston, has done just that, delivering exceptional products in the way “Old Napa” used to do it without any of the trappings of ego often seen today. Somerston Wine Company is a 1,628-acre estate ten miles from Lake Hennessey in the eastern hills of Napa Valley which grows world-class wines, delivers a farm-to-table experience and has abundant opportunity for recreation and pure enjoyment of the natural environment. A longtime source of award-winning fruit for wineries throughout Napa, Somerston Vineyards was founded by Allan Chapman, who purchased the historically known Priest Ranch in 2004, and who then acquired the adjacent Elder Valley in January 2006 to create one contiguous property. Chapman and winemaker Craig Becker founded Somerston Wine Company in 2008, merging their two wine companies with the goal of creating a worldclass vineyard estate showcasing the wines made from its unique medley of vineyards and vineyard blocks. As Becker puts it best, “Our property is the inspiration behind everything Somerston represents. It offers a fresh look at the Napa Valley that is utterly authentic.” And that it is. The property itself gives a unique perspective back into the original landgrant times of Rancho Catacula in colonial California’s past. The eastern part is also known as Soda Valley, which is also called Priest Ranch, for Joshua James Priest, who first settled in the valley in 1847, looking for gold. The western section, Elder Valley, was originally part of Joseph Chiles’s holdings, and it is one of the oldest agricultural sites in Northern California; however, it wasn’t until the 1970s that grapes were introduced. The quarries around the ranch harken back to those earlier times of gold lust, and the sprinking of blue glass throughout the property speaks to the land’s original use: naturally bubbly soda water, which was bottled and sold medicinally in the nineteenth century. Today, its eighty-seven distinct growing blocks; five different soil types; and multiple water sources, each with its own mineral complexity, span across a ridgeline separating two different valleys which are planted to seventeen different varieties at elevations between 800 and 2200 feet across more than 200 acres of sustainably farmed vines. Because of founder Allan Chapman‘s family history in the multiple-century, transoceanic shipping trade, many of the blocks and vineyards are named after sailing ships from the family’s past. Equally as appreciative of its past as its future, the estate focuses on an interconnected system of land, humans and animals. In addition to vines, there are acres of fruit trees, oilve trees, vegetables, herbs, and gardens, and an apiary is on site to aid in cultivation and fertilization. “Organic fire control” is conducted via the grazing of 1,500 grassfed, hormone-free Dorper sheep, rotating throughout the property to keep ahead of invasive plants and weeds. In addition to non-glycol cooling, power is provided by a solar system, and irrigation comes from the naturally occuring water reserves on the property. As you might imagine, this emphasis on doing things the right way has produced nothing but amazing results in the bottle, and most of what is made is available only directly from the winery. The Somerston Estate wines are all from special single vineyard blocks on the property, showing off their perfect combinations of soils, climate, and variety. Highlights include the Estate Sauvignon Blanc, the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Estate Red Blend, presenting the best of the best barrels. The Priest Ranch bottlings are made from other sections of the estate, allowing for intense yet approachable wines. These releases range from Cabernet Sauvignon to Petite Sirah to Zindandel, showing off some of the “native” varietals the early planters of the Valley favored. The Highflyer series comes

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from winemaker Craig Becker’s also being a pilot, and the use of fruit from throughout California’s winegrowing regions has allowed him the freedom to be creative and enjoy other matchings of location and variety. These bottlings span the gamut from Grenache Blanc and Viognier through to Pinot Noir, two different Syrahs, and the delicious Centerline red blend. “Modern” Sustainability, which the folks at Somerston define not as a marketing fad but as a “way of life” for all things done on the estate, has guided the cultivation, harvest, and production of these wines, and for Chapman and Becker, sustainability and customer service go hand in hand as part of the winery’s goals: “production, preservation, and education.” This idea of working with visitors in a sustainable way includes the design of the winery’s two tasting rooms, their layout, and their locations. The tasting room in Yountville is directly across from the Villagio Hotel on the main drag at 6490 Washington Street and is open from early afternoon through to the evening each day of the week. The grocery adjacent allows for the sale of the wide range of the estate’s agricultural products. The winery and tasting room on the estate itself are open by appointment daily; the address is 3450 Sage Canyon Road in St. Helena. The best way to make plans is just to give them a call directly at (707) 967-8414. Visitors can enjoy tasting wines on site, utilizing the picnic facilities on the terrace and wines paired with cheese and charcuterie, or take an open-air ATV-propelled tour of the property with the Off-Road Experience. Each line of wines even has its own club with discounts, exclusive access and special offerings.

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Winemaker Profile: Hop Kiln Winery

Chuck Mansfield
by Charles Neave
By any standard, the 2011 vintage has been – for want of a better word – “interesting.” On days when it should have been sunny and warm it was foggy and cool. In weeks when rain was unheard of, it rained. And so on. It vexes winemakers, but the best of them accept it, work with it (or around it) and in the end sometimes those trying years create spectacular wines. This may very well be the case this year; yields may be down (about 30 percent on average), but for the consumer, what’s in the bottle of Hop Kiln’s HKG Estate Russian River Valley varietals may prove to be a rare treat. HKG Estate Winemaker Chuck Mansfield’s formative years were spent not in the lab or in a winery but in the vineyards of El Dorado County, where his father was a grower. He followed up with an Oenology/Viticulture degree from CalPoly before he went to study viticulture in Australia. This all provides him with a very modern perspective and is a perfect fit for this Hop Kiln’s future. “I think our advantage is that we have property on both sides of the Russian River and up into the hills to the west,” he said, speaking amidst the hectic activity of this year’s crush. “What I want to showcase is the difference in the properties we have planted, while using a minimalist approach on the crush pad. “I like to keep things really “clean” in the winemaking process. To me that means controlling the fermentation, controlling the temperature and then letting the fruit speak for itself. “When it comes to Pinot Noir, when you get heavy-handed it can over-react, so I try to approach it with the idea that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’” That works particularly well with the premium grapes we have access to. Throughout the year we work tirelessly in the vineyards, so by the time we are ready to make wine we are on a trajectory to make great wines.” When you visit Hop Kiln Winery in one of the richest agricultural parts of Sonoma County, you will hear their philosophy that it is all about “Honoring the past, and handcrafting the future.” When you start with a 250-acre piece of prime property known as Sweet Water Springs Ranch, and a building that dates back to 1905, all in the Russian River Valley, you pretty much have it all. The ranch property became a wine producing destination in 1975, when grapes, not hops (the original crop that was shipped to the brewmasters of Washington State) became the crop and the original kilns became working space for a winery and tasting room. So relax, purchase a bottle of one of their HKG Estate varietals (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio), get some good local cheese and sausage from the deli case, a loaf of bread (they supply glasses, cutting board and knife) and sit outside overlooking the pond. The unique and historic tasting room at Hop Kiln Winery is located at 6050 Westside Road in Healdsburg, and is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 433-6491 or go to their comprehensive website at www.hopkilnwinery.com. The HKG Estate Russian River Valley wines can be tasted at Hop Kiln Winery’s historic tasting room located at 6050 Westside Road in Healdsburg, and is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.. (707) 433-6491. The wines are also available at their HKG Estate Tasting Room in Glen Ellen, (707) 938-7622. For more information visit the website at www.hopkilnwinery.com.

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Wine Tasting, Holiday Shopping at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
Two Chances to Taste Ferrari-Carano Wines This Holiday Season! Now you have two choices when tasting Ferrari-Carano wines – visit Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Dry Creek Valley, or taste the wines in Healdsburg at Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique, both festively decorated for the holidays! vineyards up close, perhaps catch one of the winemaking team or cellar crew hard at work on the crush pad or in the winery’s cellars or tank rooms, view Don and Rhonda Carano’s personal wine cellar, and visit the Enoteca and Villa Fiore tasting rooms. You will hear about Ferrari-Carano’s history — how Don and Rhonda first came to Sonoma County on a wine buying trip and just fell in love with the area. After the tour, you are invited to taste Ferrari-Carano wines at the Classic Wine Bar or in the Enoteca. Winery tours are available Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m., based on availability. To schedule your tour, email tourinformation@ferrari-carano.com, or call our Hospitality Department at (707) 433-6700 or (800) 831-0381. Private tastings are also available by appointment. Each tasting, hosted in the private PreVail Room, is designed to highlight the many nuances of wine in a fun and informative style, and include Matchmaker, a wine and food pairing, Chardonnay Lovers, The King of Reds, The PreVail Tasting, and Scentiments, to name a few. Private tastings range in price from $20 to $35, and groups of up to 8 are welcome. To schedule a private tasting, please contact our hospitality department, privatetasting@ferrari-carano.com, call our Hospitality Department, or visit our website, www.ferrarn-carano.com.

Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar and Boutique
Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique, located on the Healdsburg Plaza, offers visitors hand-picked wine flights from the Ferrari-Carano and Lazy Creek Vineyards portfolio of wines. Here, customers may enjoy the easy, relaxed atmosphere of tasting wines as well as shopping for unique home decor and gifts from California’s wine country. Featuring a selection of Vietri dinnerware, Fortunata ceramics, vineyard prints and landscapes, unique lamps, decorative table runners and pillows, as well as other home accessories, visitors will certainly find something to remind them of their time spent in wine country. And, if you’re looking for a venue for a private group tasting, the beautiful Back Room is perfect for up to 30 people. Your tasting may be customized to include chocolates, cheeses or small bites. Whether it’s a group of friends, company teambuilding or a holiday celebration, Seasons of the Vineyard will provide everything you need for a memorable experience. So, stroll the plaza in Healdsburg where you will find Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique, located at 113 Plaza Street in Healdsburg, open Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call (707) 431-2222 or visit www.seasonsofthevineyard.com, for more information.

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery is known for their world-class wines as well as their magnificent gardens, and winter is the perfect time to visit. Don and Rhonda Carano invite you to visit the beautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines, the spectacular Italianate hospitality center, Villa Fiore, set in the midst of the 70-acre Dry Creek Valley estate vineyard. Here you may taste criticallyacclaimed Ferrari-Carano wines at the Classic Wine Bar, or sample Limited Release and Reserve Wines downstairs in the Enoteca, stroll acres of exquisite gardens, or view the magnificent underground cellar. Be sure to browse the wine shop where you’ll find wine country’s most distinctive gifts, wine gift packs, and of course, the entire portfolio of Ferrari-Carano wines. If you’d like an in-depth look at FerrariCarano, reserve your spot for the winery tour, offered daily at 10am, free and by appointment. Hosted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, you will stroll through the gardens, see

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TastingRoom.com™ Announces Its New Series of Exclusive Celebrity Wine Samplers Curated by Critically Acclaimed Chef Michael Chiarello
TastingRoom.com extends their celebrity sampler collection by introducing Michael Chiarello Styles of Chardonnay and Holiday Pinot Noirs
TastingRoom.com, the first e-commerce website that offers consumers a unique way to discover and taste wines from around the world, has partnered with renowned chef Michael Chiarello to curate exclusive “Signature Series” wine samplers. The samplers, Michael Chiarello … Styles of Chardonnay and Michael Chiarello … Holiday Pinot Noirs, are comprised of six mini (50ml) bottles of wine complete with tasting notes, food/wine pairings and more. “TastingRoom.com is dedicated to making the wine industry more approachable to consumers, similar to the way Michael Chiarello introduces everyday cooks to new ingredients and global cuisine,” says Tim Bucher, TastingRoom.com CEO. “We are thrilled to partner with such a prestigious chef known for his extraordinary palate and culinary skill and offer our customers the opportunity to sample some of the chef’s favorite wines from around the world.” TastingRoom.com’s wine samplers introduce consumers to new wines via collections of six mini bottles which are delivered direct to consumers. The company partners with premier wineries from around the world and features guest curators, including sommeliers and chefs like Chiarello. Consumers sample the wines and then have the option to buy full-size bottles. “At TastingRoom.com we are revolutionizing how consumers discover wine – we are essentially the iTunes of the wine industry,” says Bucher. Michael Chiarello, an award-winning chef/owner of the critically acclaimed Bottega restaurant in Napa Valley, is himself a vintner of acclaimed Napa Valley wines. Each of his exclusive wine samplers reflects his distinctive perspective on food and wine developed from three decades of cooking for and with Napa Valley’s best winemakers. “I’ve chosen my flights because these wines are exciting, and the TastingRoom.com experience is the ideal way to explore the

world of wines before selecting the ones that are right for you. As a vintner myself, I see TastingRoom.com as the most important innovation to bless the wine industry in years.” Michael Chiarello's new “Signature Series” wine samplers can be found for $32.99 on the TastingRoom.com website. For more information, visit www.TastingRoom.com. TastingRoom.com™ is the first-ever website destination for wine tasting. Their unique “try before you buy” service allows consumers to experience at home what previously could only occur at wineries and wine bars: taste wine in small samples without purchasing a full-size bottle. TastingRoom.com partners with top wineries to create wine sampler collections comprised of six wines in mini bottles. Each mini bottle contains 1.7 ounces of wine – the equivalent of a generous tasting room pour. The minis are labeled to match the originals and are beautifully packaged with wine descriptions and tasting notes. The web service also helps customers rate and track their wines and offers additional information on wineries, wine tasting tips and tools.

The first sampler, Michael Chiarello … Styles of Chardonnay, includes: • 2010 Chamisal “Stainless” Central Coast Chardonnay • 2010 Spring Seed Wine Co. “Four O’Clock” McLaren Vale Chardonnay • 2008 Urraca Mendoza Chardonnay • 2008 Amista Morningsong Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay • 2009 Glen Carlou South Africa Chardonnay • 2009 Hess Collection Napa Valley Chardonnay Additionally, Chiarello curated a holiday and winter-inspired collection, Michael Chiarello: Holiday Pinot Noirs that includes: • 2008 Domaine Carneros “Avant-Garde” Carneros Pinot Noir • 2007 Fess Parker “Ashley’s” Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir • 2008 Papapietro Perry “Peters Vineyard” Russian River Valley Pinot Noir • 2009 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir • 2009 Laetitia Reserve du Domaine Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir • 2008 Lucas & Lewellen Goodchild High 9 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

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The Winery at Reata Opens in Napa Valley
New Vision for Historic Rancho Property
The Winery at Reata has opened the doors to its stunning California coastal lodge, located in the rolling hills that were part of General Vallejo’s sprawling Suscol Rancho more than 150 years ago. The winery invites guests from around the world to enjoy its newly landscaped grounds, gracious hospitality and a wine tasting experience that is unique within the Napa Valley. “Reata has some of the most beautiful views in the Northern California Wine Country,” said Alyssa O’Hare, co-founder and president for Reata. “I was raised on a working ranch in Oregon, and this estate is magical for me. From our veranda you can see the whole panorama from the Napa Valley to San Pablo Bay. It’s a wonderful place to appreciate the beauty of this area.” “We want people kick back and stay a while,” says O’Hare. Guests are invited to soak up the sun on the veranda, sample wines at the gorgeous tasting bar, tour our landscaped grounds or simply relax by the massive stone fireplace. Barrel tastings are held daily and can be scheduled for private parties. Interactive guided tours are available by appointment, and the winery also offers a variety of formal and informal food pairings with Reata’s portfolio of wonderful wines. The new Reata wines capture the unique character of its surroundings and history of the property. The long cool days on the ranch produce grapes that have great intensity of flavor, complexity, elegance and balance. “We’re focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay,” says O’Hare, “and we’ve given our winemakers the resources and freedom to make wines that really capture the essence of the varietal in every bottle.” The Lodge at Reata has a lovely traditional banquet room with handsome vaulted ceilings—ideal for private dinners, large celebrations and corporate events— and can accommodate both casual gatherings and formal seated dinners. Sheltered from the elements, the soaring ceilings and huge timbers frame stunning views of Napa Valley and San Pablo Bay. Reata’s veranda is ideal for casual summer fare, barbeques and seated luncheons or buffets. The Reata Estate’s spectacular coastal lodge is located at 1 Kirkland Ranch Rd. and sits in the rolling hills that were once part of General Vallejo’s sprawling Suscol Rancho more than 150 years ago. The many threads of California history run through this land, creating a unique sense of place and authentic style. The Winery at Reata provides its winemakers with the freedom and resources to make each bottle of wine the best possible expression of the varietal. Reata’s tasting room is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 254-8673 (ext. 127), e-mail info@reatawines.com or visit reatawines.com.

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Artisano Benefit Weekend Features Winemaker Dinner, Grand Tasting & Harvest Dinner
Vintners Inn and John Ash & Co. will host this year’s Artisano event on November 18 and 19, providing a larger, more distinct venue than in prior years. The new location allows for an expanded, more diverse two-day program which includes a winemaker dinner; chef demonstrations; art exhibits and sales; tastings of fine wines and beers; restaurant and food purveyor samples; live music, silent auction and raffle; and, a closing harvest dinner. On Friday evening, November 18, Artisano kicks off with a limited seating Winemaker Dinner, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Executive Chef Tom Schmidt of John Ash & Co. is creating a five-course seasonal menu – each course will be paired with one of the fine wines presented by Lazy Creek Vineyards, Munselle Vineyards, Foursight, Montemaggiore and Garden Creek. The five host winemakers will be on hand to socialize and dine with the dinner guests, as they celebrate late harvest and toast Luther Burbank. Visit the website for the complete dinner menu and wine pairings – www.artisano.org. The following day, Saturday, November 19, the Grand Tasting will begin at 11 a.m. A highlight of the Tasting will be the chef demonstrations, this year featuring John Toulze, executive chef of the girl & the fig and ESTATE restaurants in Sonoma; Brian Anderson, executive chef of Bistro 29 in Santa Rosa; and, Shelly Kaldunski, local pastry chef and author of three delightful cookbooks – Cupcakes, The Art of the Cookie and Ice Pops. Ziggy the Wine Gal, of KRSH-FM Radio will emcee the Gala festivities, while guests mingle, sip, swirl, nosh and art gaze to the up tempo tunes of The Susan Comstock Swingtet. A silent auction and raffle will round out the afternoon of wine country relaxation. The culmination of the weekend is the Harvest Dinner on Saturday night, beginning at 5 p.m. at John Ash & Co. Limited to 75 guests, Chef Tom Schmidt will again produce a fantastic and relaxed family-style meal paired with wines from Artisano’s Grand Tasting participants. The main course will feature Smoked Gleason Ranch Pork Loin and Roasted Liberty Duck Breast. Visit the website for the full menu, www.artisano.org. Proceeds from Artisano benefit Slow Food Sonoma County, North, a chapter of Slow Food International. Slow Food is a nonprofit organization that engages the local community in supporting and promoting local, sustainable food and food traditions, and advocates for good, clean and fair food for all people. Artisano Grand Tasting ticket price is $65 per person in advance or $75 day of, including a souvenir wine glass. The Winemaker Dinner is $150 per person and is limited to 35 guests, and the Harvest Dinner is $75 per person, limited to 75 guests. A package ticket for the Grand Tasting and Harvest Dinner only is $120. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Ca’ Momi Enoteca Bakes History in Napa
Ca’ Momi becomes the only pizzeria in Napa that is officially certified Authentic Neapolitan Pizza
Ca’ Momi, an “Obsessively Authentic Italian” pizzeria and wine bar located in the Oxbow Public Market in Napa, has been certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) Association, an Italian government designation that oversees the requirements of Neapolitan pizza making. This special certification recognizes those pizzerias that respect the culinary tradition of the true Neapolitan pizza. Ca’ Momi Enoteca is the only restaurant in Napa to achieve this certification and becomes only the fifth restaurant in California to do so. Fewer than sixty restaurants have received this certification in the United States. It’s not surprising that the three Italian-born owners of Ca’ Momi Enoteca and Winery, Dario De Conti, Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Stefano Migotto, are dedicated to bringing a sense of craftsmanship to Ca’ Momi pizza, just as they have done in crafting their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Rosso, Bianco and more. The full portfolio of wine varietals is available at the Enoteca and online. Dario, along with Stefano are also Ca Momi’s winemakers. The dedication to pizza authenticity began with both Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Dario De Conti traveled to VPN in Marina Del Rey to master the art of making pizzas the Neapolitan way. Their rigorous course of study included instruction in the proper ingredients to be

used, the method of preparation and most importantly the need for a wood-fired oven, which is a prerequisite. Like every good food, the recipe starts with the best ingredients. At Ca’ Momi Enoteca they use only Tipo 00 flour, San Marzano tomatoes, all natural Fior di Latte or Bufala mozzarella, fresh basil, salt and yeast – only fresh, all-natural, unprocessed ingredients. Any other ingredients included on their pizzas are local, organic and sustainably produced. Importantly, the use of organic and local ingredients reflects Dario DeConti & Fredy Rodriguez the personal beliefs of the three owners. Continuing in the authentic mode, all pizza dough must be kneaded by hand or with a low-speed mixer. The pizzas, themselves must be hand-formed using no machines, not even a rolling pin. Once the wood-fired oven kisses the pizza, it should cook in exactly 90 seconds. Ca’ Momi’s oven is fired up at 900 degrees. That’s hot! Pizza making was not a new science to Dario De Conti. To fund his college studies he began making pizzas at an early age in Italy. His certification from VPN was the icing on his 20-year pursuit of the best pizza. “We are incredibly proud of receiving this certification by the esteemed VPN Association,” said restaurant co-owner and pizza chef Dario De Conti. “Our goal is to create an authentic Italian experience for our patrons, and the VPN certification truly validates that what you eat at Ca’ Momi is what you would find in Italy. We want everyone in Napa and Bay Area visitors to experience a little slice of Italy.” Pizza itself is hundreds of years old, first started as a street snack in Naples, Italy. At the end of the 19th century an enterprising royal chef, invented the Pizza Margherita to honor the Queen Margherita, the reunification of Italy and the red, green and white components of the flag. The pizza took its red from the San Marzano tomatoes, green from the basil and white from the fresh mozzarella. Today, you can enjoy a pizza Margherita in the colors of the Italian tricolore at Ca’ Momi Enoteca and be assured that they have been awarded the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association’s highest honor. Ca’ Momi Enoteca is located in the Oxbow Public Market at 610 First Street, Napa. Visit the website at www.camomi.com.

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Wineries Celebrate Holiday in Carneros, November 19 & 20
This exciting multi-winery open house will feature nearly 20 wineries in the Carneros region of the Napa and Sonoma valleys. Each winery will open its doors to visitors to join in on a variety of activities, offering their own special variety of food and wine pairings, live music, art or craft shows, special tastings (barrel, reserve, library and new release), discounts or special pricing and more activities that are unique to each winery. Participating wineries include: Adastra, Anaba Wines, Bonneau Wines, Ceja Vineyards, Cline Cellars, Enkidu Wine, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Homewood Winery, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Keating Wines, Larson Family Winery, McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards & Winery, Meadowcroft Wines, Schug Carneros Estate, Talisman Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards and Ty Caton Vineyards. Tickets are $39 per person in advance and $45 per person the day of the event … designated drivers are $10 advance or day of! (Some activities at select wineries may have additional fees, but all participating wineries have generous offerings for Holiday in Carneros participants included in the cost of admission.) Proceeds from Holiday in Carneros help to fund scholarships at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College. World renowned for fine wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines, Hospitality de Los Carneros is home to a collection of the most exceptional wineries and vineyards.

HDLC is proud to bring together twenty-one illustrious wineries from the Carneros region for visitors and wine enthusiasts alike to be entertained and enlightened through exceptional wines and a truly unique surrounding. The perfect blend of wineries in one of the world’s most famous wine regions awaits you a mere 40 minutes from San Francisco and the East Bay. Come discover the essence of wine country authenticity. For more information about Hospitality de Los Carneros or its member wineries, contact them at Hospitality de Los Carneros, PO Box 404, Vineburg, CA 95487-0404; call 1-800-909-435 or visit the website at www.carneroswineries.org. Become a fan on Facebook for updates!

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The Napa Back Road
Visit Napa’s Little Sister, ‘Sui’
If this is one of your many visits to the wine country, you are no doubt looking for something a little different. So why not change things up and take the road less travelled through Suisun Valley “The Napa Back Road”. We all no doubt have our favorites, but we are always looking to one up our friends back home. Yes, that never ending search for something new and refreshing, but still preserving all that made you first fall in love with the whole “Wine Country Experience.” If you are staying in Downtown Napa, do you realize you are just approximately 15 to 20 minutes away from a valley that preserved what Napa was in the 1960s? However, the wines at such places like Vezer Family Vineyard and the Blue Victorian Winery take advantage of both the old traditions, such as 100% hand punched down wines, along with implementing the important new techniques learned from those great California winemakers over the last 50 years. This Suisun Valley has been a long-time held secret in the wine country. In fact, many of the locals try to continue this secret, simply because it is where they go to still experience those old feelings of days gone by. Suisun Valley is where you can find wines that would sell for over $150 a bottle at the popular better known tourist destinations in Napa, for $30 to $60. These same wines have 94, 95 and 97 point rankings and medals from the greatest national and international competitions! Come make your own dreams come true in Suisun (Sue-soon) Valley “Napa’s Little Sister Sui.”
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Silver Pass Event Along Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail
The Silverado Trail Wineries Association will be presenting their annual event along Napa Valley’s road less traveled. The 2011 Silver Pass event begins with a kickoff event November 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After the kickoff event, Silver Pass participants will be able to reuse their passes for one current release tasting at all participating wineries throughout the month of November. This year’s line-up will include current release tastings at each of the fifteen participating wineries, library releases, barrel sampling, food pairing, special discounts and much more for all Silver Pass holders. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this event will be donated to the Napa County Unified School District to benefit the Books for Preschoolers program. Silver Passes are available for purchase in advance with a credit card at www.localwineevents.com or on the days of the event at any participating winery. Pre-sale passes can be purchased for $45. Passes purchased during the event are $50. Groups of eight or more are encouraged to call ahead to the participating wineries that they would like to visit. For a list of participating wineries and for more information, visit the website at www.silveradotrail.com. Questions can be directed to (707) 256-0122. Silver Pass holders must be at least 21 years of age. Of course, the Silverado Trail Wineries Association encourages participants to drink responsibly and designate a driver.

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Established in 1989, the Silverado Trail Wineries Association is a group of more than 40 wineries and businesses along the historic Silverado Trail, which runs the tranquil and scenic eastside of the world-famous wine region, Napa Valley. Visitors are welcome year round as most wineries have tasting rooms open to the public, while some are by appointment. View our Members pages at www.silveradotrail.com for more information.
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‘The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley’ November 17-20
Showcasing the Stars of America’s Legendary Wine & Food Capital
The Napa Valley, widely regarded as America’s premier wine and food capital, shares the best from its culinary and vintner stars at the inaugural Flavor! Napa Valley™ festival, from November 17-20, a four-day culinary exploration of tastings, cooking demonstrations, winemaker dinners, and more. And no single Flavor! event exemplifies the culinary and winemaking prowess of the Napa Valley better than “The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley,” is being hosted on Friday evening, November 18th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the historic Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone in St. Helena, Napa Valley. As guests stroll through the Appellation Trail Tasting, they’ll encounter more than 120 wineries pouring representations from Napa Valley’s varied sub-appellations and varietals from Albariño to Zinfandel. A veritable alphabet of famous names and boutique brands will abound, including Beringer Vineyards, Cakebread Cellars, Chiarello Family Vineyards, Crocker & Starr Wines, Etude, Grgich Hills Estate, The Hess Collection Winery, Michael Mondavi Family Estate, Mumm Napa Valley, Robert Mondavi Winery, St. Clement, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, Staglin Family Vineyard, Stags’ Leap Winery, and William Hill Estate. And along the “trail” will be savories and delectables from over thirty of Napa Valley’s terrific restaurants and artisanal food purveyors, including Ad Hoc, La Toque, Morimoto Napa, and The Restaurant at Meadowood. This trail of flavorful adventure will be an experience that can only occur in the Napa Valley, where the culinary and vintner community share a passionate connection to the land, and to crafting products that convey its elemental sense of place. With the Napa Valley opening its doors to share the very best from its food and wine community, “The Appellation Trail” is a tasting trek you won't want to miss. Tickets for “The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley” are $150, and can be purchased online at www.FlavorNapaValley.com. For the complete Flavor! Napa Valley™ event schedule, including information on extending your stay in order to experience all that the legendary Napa Valley has to offer, visit www.flavornapavalley.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/FlavorNapaValley, and follow @FlavorNV on Twitter.

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Tasting Room of the Week:
by Josh Stein

Raymond Vineyards

Lots and Lots of Tasting Options, Including the New Theatre of Nature

Holy cow, has Raymond Vineyards (under new owners Boisset Family Estates) turned a winery visit into a wine country experience! Raymond has been well known for great wines, but they have not always been known for their presentation of those wines. When the Boisset family bought the property, they did so precisely because of their respect for the people, effort and time that have been evident in the stewardship of the land and the resulting wines. This philosophy of preserving what works while adding what can make it work better goes to the heart of the current Raymond Vineyards hospitality transformation, and it’s this explosion of consumer-centric tasting experiences, including the new Theatre of Nature, which makes them our Tasting Room of the Week. Raymond Vineyards became part of the Boisset Family Estates collection of wineries in 2009 with the expressed goal of rejuvenating the estate and propelling it forward into its fifth decade and beyond. Boisset Family Estates is well known around the wine world for this kind of rejuvenation in Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhone Valley, and in the south of France, and they’ve channeled all that’s been learned through multiple decades into the newly re-designed Raymond Vineyards hospitality experiences. As regards the wines and as befits an estate as varied as this one, the Boissets have introduced a variety of tasting options and events to accommodate a range of lifestyles and experiences, or as they’ll tell you when you visit, “There’s something for everyone.” If you’re looking for the classic American tasting room experience, the Main Tasting Room presents Raymond favorites, stellar Cabernets and a number seasonal, winery-only releases. If you’re looking to see how great Napa Cabernet ages, the Library Room’s access to vertical flights is the place to be. If you’re into the presentation of wine and wine service, of how aeration, particularly in Baccarat decanters, has an impact on what’s in the glass, then the Crystal Room’s Earth & Air sensory experience is something not to be missed. The options don’t end there, however. The Barrel Room, candlelit and intimate, is available to host small groups, allowing for barrelsampling of wines prior to bottling – a very unique way of gaining some winemaker insight. The Rutherford Room shows off the current fifteen Napa Valley sub-appellations, and the Blending Room’s focus is on creating wines greater than their parts. On the flip side, if the enjoyment of wine as part of your exclusive, excitement-filled life sounds more like you, the Red Room presents a distinctive Napa Valley winery experience: wine and entertainment, complete with music, video games and the exclusive Raymond Red Room wine, all reserved specifically for club members. Equally, the Grove presents plenty of familyfriendly activities that showcase wine country life: croquet,

badminton, basketball, bocce and pétanque. There is a firepit for grilling and an orchard with more than a dozen offerings. The view from the Generations Platform even gives an elevated, in-person perspective of the majesty of the valley views. The newest and most exciting of these offerings, though, is the Theatre of Nature, and it’s been designed with a wide range of visitors in mind, including those not old enough to partake of the winery’s offerings. The one-and-a-half-acre Theatre of Nature uses plant and animal life to explain the natural winegrowing philosophy in action around you on the property; it foregrounds how all the “actors” in the system play a crucial part in crafting quality wine, from the soil to the vineyardist to larger forces such as the lunar cycle. Designed by Jeff Cox and Jeff Dawson, whose previous wine country landscaping design was done for Fetzer and Copia, the educational exhibits and programs focus on grapegrowing and Biodynamics in five “acts.” There is a farming demonstration to show the impact of compost on growing conditions, discussion of different grape varieties, and lots of material on vineyard-adjacent herb, fruit and covercrop impact on wines. Equally, the role of animals, chicken, sheep and goats, and their place in an interconnected system is emphasized, as well as areas set aside for Biodynamic preparations. Whimsical, creative sculptures accompany all of this, making for a true theatre of possibilities. If it hasn’t been obvious from the above, Napa is most definitely changing, and it’s impressive to see how Raymond Vineyards is handling such a transformation so smoothly. Boisset Family Estates has brought its hospitality knowledge, honed in wineries throughout the world, to good use, producing wines emblematic of the estate’s past while most definitely heralding its bright future with innovative ways to share them. Come see for yourself what others will be talking about for decades to come! Raymond Vineyards is located at 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations or more information, call (707) 963-3141.

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YOUNTVILLE
Yountville Kicks Off Holiday Season Wine Country Style with Festival of Lights Celebration
Free Event Celebrates Holiday Cheer with Gourmet Cuisine, Premium Local Wines and Late Night Shopping
Yountville, the world-famous culinary and wine destination located in the heart of California’s Napa Valley, will host its 23rd annual Festival of Lights on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The highly anticipated holiday event will feature the town’s renowned MICHELIN-starred restaurants and wine, holiday carolers, horsedrawn carriage rides, late night shopping, free entertainment including a performance by the Napa Valley Ballet Company, VOENA and a special appearance by Santa Claus. The event, hosted by ABC7 News Arts and Entertainment Reporter Don Sanchez, will culminate in the town’s lighting ceremony that illuminates downtown Yountville with thousands of holiday lights. “We encourage travelers to escape the hustle and bustle of Black Friday shopping and kick off the holiday season the Yountville way – surrounded by family, friends, food and wine,” said John Dunbar, mayor of Yountville. “Napa Valley residents and visitors alike will enjoy the best of Yountville as the town transforms into a wine country winter wonderland.” Taking center stage at this year’s Festival of Lights will be a host of local wineries and Yountville’s award-winning restaurants, including Ad Hoc, Bardessono, Bistro Jeanty, Bouchon Bistro & Bakery, Bottega, étoile at Domaine Chandon, Hurley's Restaurant & Bar, Pacific Blues Café and Redd. More than 20+ wineries will also be featured including, Cornerstone Cellars, Hope & Grace, Jessup Cellars, Hill Family Estate, Girard Winery and Somerston Wine Company. The festival will also feature a silent auction benefitting children’s programs in Yountville. Following the town lighting, Yountville’s art galleries, boutiques and restaurants will keep their doors open for a relaxing, convenient and enjoyable holiday shopping experience. From specialty chocolates and jewelry to local art work and luxury spa products, Yountville’s local businesses offer something special for every holiday gift need. New this year, “gift sommeliers” from V Marketplace will be on hand to offer complimentary, one-hour gift consultations over

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wine and tasty bites. The holiday festivities in Yountville won’t end with Festival of Lights. The celebration continues with “WinterScape” a series of special promotions, events and holiday activities taking place with Yountville restaurants, wineries, hotels, spas and shops throughout the month of December. Visitors can also attend a performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Lincoln Theater or visit the Napa Valley Museum’s special holiday exhibit “Dreams of Toyland,” which features original vignettes created by renowned vintage holiday toy and artifact collector, Dolph Gotelli. This year's festival is sponsored by Yountville Chamber of Commerce, Town of Yountville, 99.3 The Vine/KVON 1440 AM and PG&E. For more information about Festival of Lights, WinterScape or other Yountville events, contact the Yountville Chamber of Commerce at (707) 944-0904.

About Yountville
Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Yountville was the site of Napa Valley’s first planted vines in 1838. Home to world-renowned restaurants and award-winning chefs, Yountville is the region’s paramount culinary scene with six MICHELIN stars. An ideal base for the avid oenophile, Yountville’s microclimate pedigree has its ownAmerican Viticultural Area (AVA) and offers more than 24 unparalleled wineries and producers. Yountville is home to 11 premium hotel properties, the county’s only hot air ballooning launch, five National Register ofHistoric Places sites as well as shopping, galleries and performing arts. Located approximately 55 miles north of San Francisco, visitors can arrive via scenic Highway 29 or via Napa County Airport, Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO) international airports. For more information and travel inquiries, contact the Yountville Chamber of Commerce at 707-944-0904 or visit www.yountville.com. You can also “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YountvilleChamber.

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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 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.” Jack Storms masters his cold glass technique by drawing on modern technology to create his one-of akind 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. Bandhu Dunham taught himself to lampwork (or 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. 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. 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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has the only cottage remaining at its original location. Though just minutes from the center of town, the quiet comes from 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) 942-4200.
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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 are charming, each with their own bathroom (one with a claw-foot bath tub), all have in-room refrigerators, and two mini-suites are spacious and charming. The inn also comes with a resident Jack 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

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Upcoming Events in Calistoga to Celebrate the Season
The Napa Valley town of Calistoga is the ideal place to experience an extraordinary range of unique events this fall and winter. A worldclass food and wine pairing celebration and a Napa Valley-wide international film festival make their debuts this November, and join other long-standing, seasonal music, food, wine and holiday events. Special lodging offers are available during many of these events for those who want to extend their stay during Cabernet Season, as the months between November and March are known in Napa Valley. For complete information, go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com or call the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center at (707) 942-6333. • Napa Valley Film Festival (November 9-13) – The inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival will showcase the best in new independent filmmaking and world cinema in an extended weekend of screenings and VIP events enriched by world-class food and wine. Calistoga is one of four walkable villages hosting films, filmmakers, seminars and hospitality events. For special Calistoga lodging packages during the Film Festival, go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com. • Flavor! Napa Valley (November 17-20) – The Napa Valley’s top chefs and renowned vintners invite you to indulge in the inaugural four-day celebration of farm-to-table dining, world-class wines and fun epicurean and enological experiences in one of the world’s premier wine and food destinations Among the culinary talents participating are Calistoga’s Brandon Sharp, the Michelin-starred chef at Solbar, and Matt Spector of JoLe, as well as many acclaimed wineries from the Calistoga American Viticultural Area. For tickets, lodging packages and information, visit www.flavornapavalley.com.

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Big Bottom Market and Moshin Vineyards Announce Fall Winemaker Dinner
The first of many winemaker events, the meal will be a sumptuous four-course dinner featuring the best of local fall cuisine paired with Moshin’s food friendly wines
Big Bottom Market, a unique gourmet food, wine and general store located at 16228 Main Street in Guerneville, announced that it has teamed up with Moshin Vineyards for an exquisite winemaker dinner to be held on November 9th at 7 p.m. in the Market. This marks the start of a monthly series of winemaker dinners with the first featuring the finest of locally sourced fall ingredients: • Butternut squash bisque with crème fraiche, fried sage and crispy pancetta served with Moshin’s Sonoma Coast 2008 Chardonnay • Warm wild mushroom salad with Taleggio crostini served with 2007 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir • Spanish Braised Short Ribs, in a red wine sauce with orange zest and cocoa served with cauliflower-roasted garlic puree and smoky kale and onions served with Carreras Vineyard Dry Creek Valley 2008 Zinfandel • Apple-Pear Cobbler with Maple Whipped Cream served with Motion Potion No.9. Tickets are $75 and seats are limited. To reserve visit the website at moshinwinemakerdinner.eventbrite.com. Reservations require a $25 deposit. “The inspiration behind this menu was the individuality and unique characteristics of the Moshin wines and what the food will bring out and enhance in each,” said Tricia Brown, executive chef at Big Bottom Market. “We are excited to partner with Big Bottom Market on this sure to be amazing evening,” said Amber Moshin. “Winemaker/proprietor Rick Moshin will be on hand to sign bottles and Big Bottom Market will have each of the wines on the menu available for purchase. We are looking forward to an absolutely creative and delicious meal to pair with some of our favorite small-lot wines.” For out-of-town attendees Boon Hotel * Spa will be offering 25% off any room that evening. Call (707) 869-2721 for reservations. Big Bottom Market, (www.bigbottommarket.com) is a nod to the past born out of the crazy minds of three successful business partners and passionate foodies with a keen design sense and a passion for bringing the delicious and unique to everyone. The market is hip yet retro, simple but diverse, refined yet slightly irreverent, and in general, a mix of vintage and modern sensibilities. Think gourmet deli, meets farmer’s market, meets a modern day general store – now add in “lumberjack chic” style and that’s us. Stop by, because we cannot wait to meet you.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Armida Winery
By Sue Straight, the Wine Wench
Heaven and Hell, PoiZin (Armida’s signature Zinfandel) and Antidote (Armida’s Pinot Grigio), big fun and great wines at reasonable prices are what come to mind when I think about Armida Winery. The owners and staff describe it as “wines to remember in a place you’ll never forget…” I must agree – I’ve been a fan for years. Armida Winery is definitely an unforgettable place! If you’ve ever come to Armida Winery for Dry Creek Valley’s Passport event, the Heaven and Hell theme that they decorate the cellar with is always a topic of conversation, long after the event is over. Located not far from Healdsburg on Westside Road, Armida Winery sits atop a vineyard-striped knoll. Wend your way up the driveway and you are in for a real treat! To start with, the views from the oak-shaded deck/picnic area and bocce court are unforgettable – the Russian River Valley unfolds before your eyes in a glorious patchwork of vineyards, trees and hills. The winery itself is a geodesic dome, the practical reason, according to designer Buckminster Fuller, would be that “The sphere uses the ‘doing more with less’ principle in that it encloses the largest volume of interior space with the least amount of surface area, thus saving on materials and cost.” The Armida reason is “’cause it looks cool.” Brothers Bruce and Steve Cousins purchased controlling interest from Steve Frugoli in 1994 and have brought a whole new meaning to the term “family owned winery.” They are actively involved in all aspects of the winery. These guys love what they do and it shows – the whole atmosphere at Armida Winery is one of delicious fun, with a bit of mischief thrown in. The wines are seriously good, but the folks at Armida Winery don’t take themselves too seriously. There’s not an ounce of pretension here, folks! There is a member of the “A Team -” Winemaker, Brandon Lapides (formerly of DuttonGoldfield Winery) recently joined the crew and everyone is excited about moving into the future with him. Since its inception, Armida Winery has partnered with some of the best grape growers in Sonoma County and has continually produced world-class wines. Now, with Brandon at the winemaking helm, this partnership should be more delicious than ever! The tasting room is light, bright and airy feeling, with an octagonal shaped wooden bar that is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable servers. Although Armida wines may be found in restaurants and wine shops around the country, the vast majority of their wines are sold right there in the tasting room and to their devoted wine club members. Be sure to visit this unforgettable place and tell them The Wine Wench sent you! Armida Winery is located at 2201 Westside Road, just outside of Healdsburg. The tasting room is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (707) 433-2222, check them out on Facebook or Twitter or visit their website at www.armida.com.

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28th Annual Holiday Open House November 25 & 26
Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces its 28th Annual Holiday Open House, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days! Kick-off the holiday season … wine country style! Enjoy two days of wine tastings, holiday nibbles, gift packages, discounts and much more. Twenty-two wineries throughout Sonoma Valley are opening their doors for this festive affair. “This year marks our 28th annual celebration. Twenty-two wineries along Sonoma Highway, between Sonoma and Santa Rosa, will be participating in this holiday event,” said Executive Director Josie Gay. “We are looking forward to a fabulous weekend of award-winning wines, fresh baked nibbles, savory treats, caroling and wine country holiday cheer! This is a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite holiday wines and jump-start the holiday season. What a great alternative to the busy city streets and overcrowded malls!” Tickets are now on sale! Advance tickets are only $40 for both days, which includes a wine tasting glass and access to all participating wineries event tastings and activities. A Designated Driver ticket is also available for $10. Tickets, detailed event information and a map may be obtained online at www.HeartOfSonomaValley.com or by calling 1866-794-9463. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Participating wineries include: Audelssa Estate Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Chateau St. Jean Winery, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Family Wineries, Imagery Estate Winery, Kaz Winery, Kunde Family Estate, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery, Moondance Cellars, Muscardini Cellars, Paradise Ranch Winery, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Ty Caton Vineyards, VJB Vineyards & Cellars, Valley of the Moon Winery and Wellington Vineyards. Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is an alliance of 23 wineries and tasting rooms located on scenic Sonoma Highway where, for a century and a half, many of the vintages that have made California wines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. In this 10-mile stretch of the wine country, in the environs of Glen Ellen and Kenwood, you’ll find a blend of family owned and classically beautiful wineries filled with award winning wines, charming B&Bs and elegant luxury inns, stylish wine bars, a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés, state parks, a lavender farm, olive presses and gift shops.

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Mayo Family Winery
Sweeping Gold at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair
by Michelle J. Baker
There’s a brand new vein of gold over at the corner of Highway 12 and Arnold Drive in Glen Ellen, and it doesn’t take any prospecting at all to find it. Just buzz down to Mayo Family Winery and take a gander at the built-in bookcase in the tasting room where, on display, are the winery’s nine gold medals they won at the 2011 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. The annual Harvest Fair, Sonoma County’s top wine competition, this year saw more than 1,000 wine entries from 210 wineries. The 25 professional wine judges awarded just 161 gold medals. There are two men behind the gold-medal sweep for Mayo Family Winery. Winery president Jeffrey Mayo has fostered solid long-term relationships with the Sonoma County growers who supply some of the winery’s grapes. At the same time, Mayo has done a great job of developing the winery’s two estate vineyards, Laurel Hill Vineyard at the foot of Sonoma Mountain and Ricci Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Meanwhile, winemaker Mike Berthoud has shown tremendous skill in his ability to, on one end of the spectrum make big, robust wines like the Ricci Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel, and on the other delicate, pretty wines like the Best of Class Late Harvest Gewurztraminer. What is most notable about Berthoud’s winemaking style is how “varietal” his wines are. That’s to say if you are curious to know what Grenache tastes like, try Mayo’s goldmedal-winning version, which has textbook brightness, red berry fruit and pepper-like spice. Since their big sweep at the Harvest Fair, the winery has introduced a gold-medal flight to make it easy for visitors to taste through the winners. For just $10, you can work your way down the list from the Alicante Bouschet, a wine made in a delightfully savory style that makes it a perfect pair for braised short ribs or other winter fare, to the zippy, tangy Zinfandels to a soft, succulent Cabernet Sauvignon. Finish off the award winning flight with a taste of Zinfandel Port, or ask the staff if they have that Best of Class Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, the ideal Thansgiving dessert wine, hiding behind the bar. Of course, you may also want to check out the rest of the Mayo wines which include a wide range for all tastes. Included in the Mayo portfolio is Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Malbec and even a fantastic sparkling wine. Visit Mayo Family Winery in any one of three convenient locations in Sonoma Valley: 13101 Arnold Drive (at Highway 12) in Glen Ellen; the Mayo Reserve Room at 9200 Sonoma Highway in Kenwood; and at the Cellar Door, 1395 Broadway in Sonoma.

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Wine Tasting from
TREASURE ISLAND to LIVERMORE
Meet The Wine Mavericks of Treasure Island
by Denise Kouzoujian
What are mavericks? Well, there are many ways to describe these prominent individuals: Forward thinking, headstrong, passionate, unique people, who are willfully independent, brutally honest, full of conviction and integrity, and make great wine! Today’s destination: Treasure Island – San Francisco’s coolest wine stop! 1. Robert Amox, vintner and winemaker of Bodega Wine Estates’, Knightswood Vineyards and Winery is a native San Franciscan who began his journey as a grape grower in the Russian River Valley. Over the past five years, he has been making wine on “TI” from grapes sourced from his Sonoma County home base. Robert is often in the tasting room, greeting guests, answering questions, and exchanging wonderful recipes! “Food and wine are not just inseparable, they are one and the same” he says. “My objective is to craft memorable wines with depth and longevity, to be enjoyed around the table with friends.” 2. Josh Stein, vintner and winemaker of Stein Family Wines & Just Joshin Wines – Sharing a location with Robert Amox, at Bodega Wine Estates, Josh’s wines are truly delectable! Come in and taste Just Joshin 2007 Tempranillo, received an 89 Best Buy, 2009 SemiDry Gewürztraminer, received a 92 points, and the new 2010 Sonoma County Chardonnay that’s soon to be released. In addition, Stein Family Wines takes it one step further, donating 5% of all sales to children of vineyard workers in the form of college scholarships and support funding. It’s all good! 3. Stewart Johnson, grape grower and winemaker of Kendric Vineyards – Among the first to plant pinot noir in Marin County, Stew is the newest Maverick to join the early adopters on Treasure Island. “It’s no wonder TI has turned into a winemakers’ enclave – affordable space, cool weather, proximity to San Francisco and the East Bay, and the view coming off the bridge are all obvious points in its favor. Beyond this, there is also a wide open, Wild West vibe to the place. It feels like a good place practice your craft in your own way.” Construction well under way, Kendric Vineyard’s tasting room Grand Opening is just around the bend. 4. Bryan Kane, vintner and winemaker at The Winery SF located in , the Renovated Naval Hangar – “I don’t consider myself a maverick. I’m a San Francisco resident that is passionate about making wine. After making wine up in Napa and Sonoma for years, I wanted to bring the winery experience to San Francisco and share it with my friends, family and community. I can’t think of a better place to do it than on the waterfront along San Francisco Bay with the best views of our great city!” Take a trip to Treasure Island, visit these fantastic winemakers, and raise a glass to Robert, Josh, Stewart and Bryan… “The Wine Mavericks of Treasure Island.” Tell them I sent you!
BODEGA WINE ESTATES: Knightswood, Just Joshin Stein Family Wines
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BODEGA WINE ESTATES 751 13th Street at Avenue, treasure island, San francisoco fri, Sat and Sun from 1 to 6pm • Free tasting for two with ad A collection of family wineries – vthe venue promises a truly unique and enjoyable wine tasting experience with spectacular views of the City. Bring your lunch/picnic to enjoy wiht wine on the terrace. Knightswood wines are crafted to allow them express the nature of the vineyards' locale, giving voice to the elements of sun, wind and rain unique to each. Stein Family Wines – Got honest wine? We do. Our wines celebrate being alive and show life’s creative essence. We make sure the folks who grow and make it enjoy some of its dreams, too. Why? Because fair is fair. Great wines made the right way: steinfamilywines.com/donations. KENDRIC VINEYARDS treasure island San francisco (707) 363-9462 • www.kendricvineyards.com Coming soon to Treasure Island! Kendric Vineyards crafts cellar-worthy Pinot Noir and Syrah from our vineyards in Marin and Amador counties. We are excited to open alongside the other artisan wineries of Treasure Island in late November." THE WINERY SF treasure island, San francisco, 415-Sf -JUice • www.winery-sf.com open Daily 12p-6p. tours available by appointment. The Winery SF brings the California wine experience to San Francisco. Our facility allows visitors to experience the wine making process first-hand while enjoying award-winning wines including VIE and Sol Rouge.

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LONGEVITY WINES 2271 South Vasco rd. livermore, 925-443-Wine The winery is family owned and operated by Phil and Debra Long, along with their resident wine dog, PressTon. Come and enjoy tasting Longevity’s flagship wines, “Deb-ru vee”, their Rhone style blend, and “Phil-osophy”, their Bordeaux style blend as well as many others.
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Discover Livermore Valley Wine Country

Livermore Wine Country: Pedigree Without Pretense
by Laura Ness
Livermore wine country has it all: historic charm, breathtaking vistas, easy accessibility and a growing cache of small artisanal wineries making worldclass wines. The only east-west winegrowing valley in California, it ushers in cooling winds and fog from The Bay, creating perfect conditions for rich, unctuous Petite Sirah, and elegant, cassisladen Cabernet. And that’s just the beginning. the touch of a master. The 2009 scored a doublegold and his 2008 “Supremacy” Bordeaux blend recently scored 90 points from Wine Enthusiast. Not bad for a “kid.” Nottingham Cellars is open Friday through Sunday, noon til 4:30 p.m.
Winemaker Collin Cranor, Nottingham Cellars

Occasio Sets New Standard for Petit Verdot
Owner John Kinney is dedicated to Heritage varietals, emphasizing two of them, Petite Sirah and Cabernet, in his brilliantly drinkable “Sotte Voce” blend. His 2008 Petit Verdot, though, is a magnificent steed of velvety yet visceral beauty, proving this variety could be Livermore’s true dark horse claim to fame. It garnered a record 92 points from Wine Enthusiast, the highest score ever awarded to this varietal.

Nottingham Knocks Another One Out of the Petite Sirah Park
Winemaker Collin Cranor is just 25 years old, but he makes Petite Sirah from Julio Covarrubias’ meticulously farmed “Casa de Vinas” vineyard with

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MENDOCINO/LAKE COUNTIES

Mendocino County Readies for Fall Festival Celebrating Fabulous Funghi and Local Wines
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. Enjoy live music on the train and at Camp Mendocino. Dessert port and chocolate truffles will be 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.) Dozens of events will take place during the Wine & Mushroom Festival. For information about events, visit www.visitmendocino.com and search for “mushroom.” For more information on Mendocino County, call 1-866-782-9636 or visit www.visitmendocino.com.
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. Dozens of events will take place during the 2011 Wine & Mushroom Festival. For specific information about events, visit www.visitmendocino.com and search for “mushroom.” For more information on Mendocino County, call 1-866-782-9636 (866-GO-MENDO), or visit www.visitmendocino.com.

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | MONTEREY/CENTRAL COAST

Explore Wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains!
With over fifty Santa Cruz Mountains wineries in the Passport Program – from Half Moon Bay to Gilroy – your experience is bound to be unique and memorable. From mountain top vistas to passing llamas along the winding drive through the Santa Cruz Mountains each Winery has a flavor that will leave you wanting more. "The trail is half the experience! There are many attributes to the wide variety of this Premier Mountain appellation", say's Shannon Flynn Operations Manager of the SCMWA. "The intimate feel you get from these Wineries is unlike other regions. You typically see or meet the winemakers and you know the wine is hand crafted to perfection." From Ahlgren to Zayante the Wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains will once more open their doors to Passport participants on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Passport Program offers a unique opportunity for visitors to visit wineries not typically open to the public at other times. Passport holders will be invited to tour the facilities, meet the winemakers and sample the fruits of their labors – including special wines poured only for participants in the Passport Program! Passports are valid until all wineries have been visited. Passports are only $40 per person and entitles you to one visit at every participating winery! The Passport Program will be repeated on the 3rd Saturday of January, April, July & November each year. This allows guests to visit the vineyards during each season of the growing cycle. This Fall, on November 19th, begin a new adventure and experience the greatness of the wines produced in this appellation. Spend a wonderful day at the wineries in the company of winemakers, and bring home some great wine to treasure and share with friends for any occasion! Santa Cruz Mountains wines & Passports make wonderful gifts. Many of these award-winning wines can be hard to find in stores (and of course will not be available there for sampling). Special prices are also often available during passport. Don't forget, support your local Winemaker! For more information, or to order your passport, call (831) 685VINE (8463), visit our web site at www.scmwa.com or via email at info@scmwa.com. You can also purchase a Passport at any participating winery on Saturday, November 19th or stop by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association office, 7605-A Old Dominion Court, Aptos, CA 95003.

Restaurant Promotes Local Wineries
In an effort to promote wines produced in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Capitola’s landmark Shadowbrook Restaurant is offering Winemaker Wednesdays, featuring half-price wines from the appellation through May. Each week Shadowbrook will be featuring two to four wines from a Santa Cruz Mountains winery, offered by the bottle or glass, on Wednesdays beginning at 5 p.m. A representative of that week’s winery will offer tastings and information from a table set up in the restaurant’s Rockroom Lounge. That night all wines from the week’s winery, whether ordered by the glass or bottle, will be 50 percent off the regular price. Featured wines will also be available in flights (about 2.5 oz, also half-price), accompanied by complimentary appetizer. The promotion is being done in concert with the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association. To ensure that customers get the best possible information, wineries are required to have their table staffed by the owner, winemaker or an equally informed individual. They are also asked to provide informational materials so the Shadowbrook wait staff can be knowledgeable about the wines. For additional information on the schedule, call (831) 685-VINE (8463) or visit the website at www.scmwa.com.

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Exclusive Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Tasting
Premier Cruz is the first exclusively Cabernet tasting of the Santa Cruz Mountains Wines. On November 13, from 3 to 7 p.m., guests will have an opportunity to sample some of the finest examples from this cool climate appellation. Several rare older vintages will be offered. Set in the historic Opera House in downtown Los Gatos, this is a perfect opportunity to meet the winemakers and taste world class wines accompanied by light appetizers. This years tasting will include library wines from many of our distinguished wineries. Two of the proposed wines to be featured will be a 1978 from Ridge Vineyards and a 1984 from Mount Eden Vineyards. yard in the foothills above Cupertino. Pierre Klein purchased 160 acres on Monte Bello Ridge naming his winery Mira Valle. This property, called Jimsomare today, is part of the Ridge Monte Bello Vineyard. In 1883, Dr. John Stewart planted Cabernet at Etha Hill in Scotts Valley, and in 1884 E.H. Rixford planted his La Questa vineyard in Woodside. La Questa is the oldest continually producing cabernet vineyard in California; its two surviving half-acre parcels are included in Woodside Vineyard’s Cabernet. By 1889, there were more than 100 planted acres of Bordeaux varieties in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Today, there are approximately 250 acres. The poor soils and cooler climate of these mountains are well suited to Cabernet Sauvignon. The style that results is more Euopean in structure.

Cabernet Sauvignon from the Santa Cruz Mountains
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November Brings A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving
by Laura Ness
With the arrival of November, the pace of life impossibly quickens. How could it get any crazier, we wonder, as the impending holidays drive us inexorably forward as if smacked by an invisible whip. Some vineyards will still be hanging fruit, awaiting the final pick of the season, while others will be thankfully pressing off last fermentations into barrel, ready to put a fork in the 2011 harvest, pop the cork and commence celebrating. Shall we begin? Thursday, November 3rd, the Summit to Sea wineries welcome you to a special Santa Cruz Mountains winemaker dinner at California Café in Los Gatos, where petite sirah from Poetic Cellars will be among the wines featured for a very unique evening of local cuisine by Chef Bobby Laggan. Call (408) 354-8118 for reservations. Dancing Creek holds its Harvest Celebration on Saturday, November 12, while Burrell School will participate in the all Bordeaux headliner “Premier Cruz” event at the Opera House in Los Gatos, on November 13th. Tickets are available at www.scmwa.com.

Passport to Thanksgiving, November 19
The Summit to Sea wineries welcome you to “Passport to Thanksgiving”, November 19. Stock up on Pinot at all locations – you can never have too much Pinot! On Sunday, November 20, they’ll kick off “Share Your Holiday,” a food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Bring a non-perishable food item to any of the five wineries on the S2S wine trail and you’ll receive a special pour of something sweet – Port, perhaps? Donations can be purchased at The Summit Store, so stop on in and get something for yourself and something for those not quite as fortunate; runs November 20 through December 24. tons of the stuff from other areas, so fear not. Rumor has it they’ve got a sparkling in the offing, too.

Saratoga by Candlelight: Friday, November 25, 4-7pm
The second annual holiday wine stroll in beautifully decorated downtown Saratoga will feature all the wineries from the Summit to Sea wine trail, plus Villa del Monte and over a dozen others. This beautiful tradition adds a charitable twist: each stroll participant donating new clothing or food will receive a $5 raffle ticket towards special prizes. Tickets at saratogachamber.org We’re all immensely grateful for the opportunity to share with those who are in need. Let’s never forget to give thanks for our own fortunes, especially for our friends and family. Each holiday season gives us a new opportunity to share the magic and wonder of the human experience. We hope Generosity, Charity and Respect will be the watchwords of the day: that’s what the original event was all about anyway.

Thanksgiving Dinner Demands Pinot!
Each of the Summit to Sea wineries will be offering their gorgeous local Pinots for your holiday enjoyment throughout the month of November. Burrell School launches the 2007 “Principal’s Choice,” just in time for the holidays. There’s nothing like Pinot to make poultry sing – whether it’s chicken, duck, turkey or all three in one! Have you ever done Turducken? Give it a shot. It’s great with a stuffing of wild rice and cranberries, glazed with a combination of Tabitha’s Onion Jam and B&R Farms apricot and red pepper marinade, both available at Poetic Cellars. And speaking of stuffing, put some heady Loma Prieta Pinotage on your holiday beverage menu also: it’s got the stuffing to hold up to whatever is on the menu, including lamb, ham or goose. Paul and Amy only got one barrel’s worth of estate Pinot and Pinotage off their vineyard this year: can’t wait to try that. However, they crushed 19

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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 Ca' Momi Winery & Enoteca – 610 first St, napa; 707 257-4992 open daily 7:30-9 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

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Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190 open daily 10:30-5 open by appointment only 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 Frog’s Leap – 8815 conn creek road, rutherford; 707 963-4704 open by appointment only G Cook – 264 n. fork crystal Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-7760 open by appointment only Gargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770 open by appointment only Gemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855 open by appointment only Girard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 open daily 11-7 Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder rd; 707 254-7766 open by appointment only Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 open daily 10-4:30 GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-2784 open daily 9:30-4:30 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings Groth – 750 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 944-0290 open by appointment only Guffy – 1390 thompson Ave, napa; 707 258-2532 open by appointment only Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-9059 open by appointment only Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7 HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-0781 open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge road, rutherford; 707 967-0700 open by appointment only Hall St. Helena – 401 St. helena hwy So, St. helena; 707 967-2620 open daily 10-5:30 Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified forest rd, St. helena; 707 942-6760 open by appointment Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269 open by appointment only HdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121 open by appointment only Heibel Ranch Vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289 open by appointment only Heitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-3542 open daily 11-4:30 Helena View Johnston – 3500 highway 128, calistoga; 707 942-4956 open by appointment only Hendry – 3104 redwood Dr, napa; 707 226-8320 open by appointment only HESS COLLECTION – 4411 redwood rd, napa; 707 255-1144 open daily 10-5:30 Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 open daily 10-6 Honig Vineyards – 850 rutherford rd, rutherford; 707 963-5618 open daily by appointment Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-4:30 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 open by appointment only Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado trail north, St. helena; 707 963-2911 open by appointment only Ilona Howell Mountain –tasted at Burgess, 1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463 open by appointment only J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa open by appointment only James Cole – 5014 Silverado trail, napa; 707 251-9905 open by appointment only James Creek – 2249 James creek rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 open by appointment only Jarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello rd, napa; 1-800-255-5280 open by appointment only Jax –3468 hwy 128, calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102 open by appointment Jericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665 open by appointment only JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 open daily 10-6 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm Jocelyn Lonen Winery – napa; 1-800-255-5280 open by appointment only John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711 open daily 10-2am JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 taplin rd, St. helena; 707 963-2745 Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointment Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointment Last tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30 JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2332 open daily by appointment only 10-4 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juicebox – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 707 254-1212 open daily by appointment only 9-5 Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment only Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 open by appointment only Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177 open by appointment only Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 open by appointment only

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

open 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 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

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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 Family – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600 open daily by appointment Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094 open by appointment only O’Brien Estate – 1200 orchard Ave, napa; 707 252-8463 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5 O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898 open by appointment only Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665 open by appointment Olabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30 OnThEdge – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8 Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442 open daily by appointment Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179 open by appointment only Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718 open by appointment only Page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6 – 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
Estabished in 1897. Experience 40 acres of history. Turn left and go back 100 years!

open daily, 11 am to 5 pm 6613 Pope Valley road, Pope Valley 707-965-1246 • www.popevalleywinery.com Porter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980 PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949 PROVENANCE – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601 Quixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659 RAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 963-3141 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours RAZI WINERY 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 open daily 9-5 open daily 10-5 open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment open by appointment only open daily 10:30-4:30 open by appointment open daily 10-5 open by appointment open by appointment open daily 10-4

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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 Robert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177 Robert Mondavi – 7801 St. helena hwy 29, oakville; 707 968-2001 Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004 ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161 Rudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577 Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025 Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353 Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592 Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105 Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889 Savour Saint Helena – 649 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-5445 Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980 School House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240 Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882 Sciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3 Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339 SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877 Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154 Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990 Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930 Silver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569 Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391 Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283 Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848 Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757 Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134 Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188 open daily 10-5 open daily 10:30-6:30 open by appointment open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 open by appointment open daily 10-5 open daily 10-4:30 open by appointment open daily 10-5 By appointment open daily 10-5 open tues-Sat by appointment open by appointment open by appointment open daily 10-4:30 open daily 10-5 open daily 10-4:30 open daily by appointment 10-4 open Mon-Sat by appointment open by appointment open by appointment open daily 10-8 open by appointment only open by appointment open daily by appointment 10-4 open by appointment open by appointment only open by appointment open daily 10:30-5 open by appointment open by appointment fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointment open by appointment only open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5 fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by appt open daily 10-5 open by appointment open by appointment open by appointment Daily 10am-10pm Daily 10-4 open by appointment open by appointment open by appointment ST. CLEMENT
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2867 St. helena north, St. helena | open Daily 10am-5pm 707-265-5000 | www.stclement.com St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-1313 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5 St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 967-9463 open by appointment ST. SUPÉRY – 8440 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 800 942-0809 open daily 10-5 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2020 open daily 10-4:30 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 10-5 Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 800-505-4850 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5

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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 Wed-Sun by appointment only Verismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463) open by appointment only Vermeil – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8 Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110 open by advance appointment Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750 tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 greenwood Ave, calistoga; 707 942-6995 open daily 10-4:30 by appointment Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 open daily 10-5 by appointment Vineyard 29 – 2929 St helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-9292 open by appointment Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963.9425 Mon-fri 10-2 by appointment VinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943 open by appointment Vintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, napa; 707 255-7150 open daily 11-6 Volker Eisele Family – 3080 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9485 open by appointment only Volta Wine– 3108 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060 open by appointment only Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. rd, calistoga; 707 942-0930 open by appointment 10:30-4:30 W. H. Smith– 1307 lincoln Avenue, Suite B, calistoga; 707 942-1194 Sun, Mon, tue, thu 10-5, fri-Sat 10-6:30 WATERSTONE – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OK Waugh Cellars – napa; 888-883-Wine (9463) open by appointment only Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5924 open ralph is there Whetstone Wine Cellars – tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, napa; 707 254-0600 open by appointment White Cottage Ranch – 555 college Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 open by appointment 10-5 WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. helena hwy S. (hwy 29), St. helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 open daily 10-5:45 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours White Rock Vineyard – napa open by appointment only William Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint helena hwy north, St. helena; 707 963-6100 open by appointment only William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open daily 11-5 WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak road, napa; 707 265-3024 open daily 10-5 by appt Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs WINE GARAGE – 1020 foothill Blvd (hwy 29), calistoga; 707 942-5332 open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30 Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 napa town center, napa; 707 253-9450 Mon-tue 11-7, Wed-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7 Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder rd, napa; 707 265-8798 open by appointment only Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall ln, St. helena; 707 967-8046 open by appointment X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, napa; 707 204-9522 open by appointment only Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 redwood rd, napa; 707-226-1800 open daily by appointment only Young Ridge Estate – 1200 thompson Ave, napa; 707 265-8400 open by appointment only Z-52 – Poured at taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-9 Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 lake county hwy; calistoga; 707 942-9251 Daily 10-4:30 ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 963-5188 open daily 10-4:30 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings 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 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 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

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

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A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Acorn Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440 open by appointment only open by appointment only

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8555 Sonoma highway, Kenwood www.chateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572 Christie Vineyards – 851 limerick lane, healdsburg; 707 431-0662 By appointment only CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-8243 open daily 11-5 Picnic Area Clarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 open by appointment only Claypool Cellars – 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Ste 111 , Sebastopol; 707 861-9358 Sat-Sun 1-5 or by appt 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

FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD 113 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 431-2222 tue-Sun 11-6 Field Stone Winery – 10075 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7266 open daily 10-5 Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661 open by appointment Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7 Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 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

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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 Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1909 open by appointment only Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley rd, Santa rosa; 707 528-6464 open daily 10-4:30 MATRIX – 3291 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1911 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-0804 open daily 10-5 MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive @ highway 12, glen ellen; 707 938-9401 open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYO FAMILY – at the cellar Door, 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6 MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8159 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

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open Daily 11-6 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090 Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 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 Mountain Terraces – 707 481-7377 Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148 Mueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 942-6180 Nalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Nicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Novy Family – 980 Airway ct, Ste c, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open daily 11-4:30 open by appointment only open by appointment only fri-Mon 11-4 open daily 10:30-5:30 open daily 11-6 open by appointment only Sat 12-5 & by appt open daily 10-6 open by appointment daily 10-3

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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 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 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

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TOPEL
Exquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown to exacting organic and biodynamic standards
MARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORS

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 Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6 Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5590 open by appointment only UPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 837-5830 tue-Sun 11-6, Mon by appt Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 996-6941 open daily 10-4:30 Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177 open by appointment only VIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 open daily 10-5 Vintners Signatures –4001 highway 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 open daily 10:30-5 VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS
Our wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Room or through our Wine Club Enoteca. We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.

9077 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood • open Daily 10am-5pm 707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.com 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

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 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 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

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

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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 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 Mesa Del Sol Vineyards & Retreat – 45803 Arroyo Seco rd,greenfield; 831 624-8527 open by appt only 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

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Albertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475 Barra of Mendocino – 7051 n. State Street, redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069 Bell Hill Vineyards– 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 open by appointment open daily 10-5 open daily11-8 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7

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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 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 Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213 open by appointment Navarro Vineyards – 5601 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 open daily 10-5 Nelson Family – 550 nelson ranch road; Ukiah open daily 10-5 Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 old long Valley road, clearlake oaks; 707 998-0319 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Oster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257 open by appointment Pacific Star – 33000 north highway 1, fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 open daily 11-5 Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5 Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5 Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5 Philo Ridge – 14125 hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303 Sat-Sun by appointment Ployez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5 Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5 Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay rd, lakeport; 707 263-0100 fri-Sun 10-5 Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5 Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5 Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South highway 101, hopland; 707 894-3683 open daily 10-5 Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1671 open daily 11-5 Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5 Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5 Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629 thu-Sat 11-5 or by appt Silversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointment SIP! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-8375 open daily 11-5 Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30 Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5 Snows Lake Vnyd –lower lake; 707 994-9444 open by appointment Sol Rouge – P.o. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000 open by appointment Standish Wine Co. – 5101 hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5 Steele Wines – 4350 thomas Drive, at hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5 Terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114 tue-Sun 10-5 Terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, fri-Sun 11-5 Testa Vineyards – 6400 north State Street, calpella; 707 485-7051 open by appointment Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo open daily 11-5 Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs rd, nice; 707 274-9373 open daily 10-5 Villa La Brenta – 1780 highway 53, clearlake; 707 994-4000 tue-Sun 10-5 Vin de Tevis – 51161 covelo rd, Dos rios; 707 983-8433 open by appointment only Weibel Winery – 13275 So hwy 101, Ste 1, hopland; 707 744-2200 open Daily 10-5 Whaler Vineyards – 6200 e Side capella rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355 open by appointment only Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 open daily 10-5 Yorkville Cellars – 25701 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6 ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 open Daily 10-5

SUISUN VALLEY
Blacksmith Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5 Blue Victorian Vineyards– 5071 Suisun Valley Blvd., fairfield; 707 422-8025 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 10-6 King Andrews Vnyd – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5 Ledgewood Creek Winery – 4589 Abernathy road, Suisun city; 707 426-4424 Daily 10-5 Mangels Vineyards – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5 Tenbrink Vineyards – 4185 chadbourne road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334 open by appointment only Rock Creek Vineyard – 4610 green Valley rd, green Valley; 707 864-2471 open by appointment only Suisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 thu-Sun 12-5 Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5 Vezer Family Tasting Rm– 2522 Suite V Mankas corner road, fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6 Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025 tours & tasting by appointment only Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5 Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 11-5

YOLO COUNTY
Berryessa Gap – 27260 hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 tue-fri 12-4 or by appointment thurs 4:30-8:30, fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4

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Bogle Vineyards – 37783 county rd, clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 10California Cellars – 15511 isleton road, isleton; 916 777-5747 open by appointment only Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointment Carvalho Family – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5 Heringer Estates – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1227 thu-Sun 11-5 Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 currey rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 thu-Sun 12-5 River Grove Winery – 52183 clarksburg rd, clarksburg; 916 744-9000 open by appointment only Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6 Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30 Six Hands Winery – 13783 isleton rd, Walnut grove; 916 776-2053 open by appointment only Solomon Wine Co. – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744 1131 fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Three Wine Company– poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 707 933-9752 fri-Sun 11-5 Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5 Turkovich Family Wines– 304 railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 thu 12-6, fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5 Wilson Vineyards – clarksburg; 916 744-1456 open by appointment only Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-Wine open daily 11-5:30 Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 408-209-9498 fri-Sun 12-5 Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5 Steven Kent – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6440 open daily 12-4:30 Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30 Tamas Estate – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2380 open daily 12-4:30 Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff common, livermore; 925 960-1006 fri-Sun 12-5 Tesla Vintners – 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5 Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5 Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2305 open daily 11-4:30 Wente Vineyards Tasting Room – 5050 Arroyo rd, livermore; 925 456-2405 open daily 11-6:30 Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares rd, castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5 White Crane Winery – 5405 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-8085 thu-Mon 12-4:30 Wood Family Winery – 7702 cedar Mountain rd, livermore; 925 606-7411 open by appointmentViano Vineyards

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Bloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463 Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714 open by appointment Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900 open by appointment Hannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5 Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper happy Valley road, lafayette; 925 283-1245 open by appointment Lolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine Mon-fri 1-4 New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463 open by appointment Odisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662 open by appointment

BAY AREA/LIVERMORE
Bent Creek Winery – 5455 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-6320 fri-Sun 12-4:30 Big White House – 6800 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1976 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4 Cedar Mountain – 7000 tesla rd, livermore; 925 373-6636 Sat-Sun 12-4 Charles R Vnyds – 8195 crane ridge rd, livermore; 925 454-3040 fri-Sun 12-4:30 Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares rd, castro Vly; 510 582-9900 Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays) Concannon – 4590 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2505 open daily 11-4:30 Crooked Vine – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30 Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914 fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800 thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by appt Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-3375 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo road, livermore; 925 584-6494 Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointment el Sol – 8626 lupine Way, livermore; 925 606-1827 fri-Sun 12-5 Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 447-5246 fri-Sun 12-5 Garré Vineyard & Winery – 7986 tesla rd, livermore; 925 371-8200 fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5 Hidden Creek – 5937 graham ct, Suite B, livermore; 925 371-2424 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 John Christopher – 25 So. livermore Ave, Ste 103, livermore; 925-456-Wine thu-Sun 12-6 La Rochelle – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6442 open daily 12-4:30 Las Positas Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore rd, livermore; 925 449-9463 Sat-Sun 12-5 Lavish Laines Winery – tasted at good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, livermore; 925 321-0373 Wed-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria lane, livermore; 925 373-1662 Weekends 12-4:30 Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton thu-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Livermore Valley Cellars– 2838 cellars Dr, livermore; 925 454-9463 Sat-Sun 12-5 Longevity Wines – 35 rickenbacker circle South, livermore; 888 325-Wine Sat-Sun 12-5 Marr Cellars – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5 McGrail Vineyards – 5600 greenville rd, livermore; 925 373-6214 fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointment Miramont Estate – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine fri-Sun 12-5 24837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178 By appointment only Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 thu-Sun 12-5 Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines rd; livermore; 925 456-2390 May-oct open daily 11-4:30, nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30 Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco rd, livermore; 925 294-8647 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Occasio – 2245B South Vasco road, livermore; 925 371-1987 fri-Sun 12 to 5 Page Mill– 1960 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30 fri-Sunday & by appointment Red Feather – 5700 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1871 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4 Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 447-8941 tue-fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-0434 Wed-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, livermore; 925 447-4280 Sat-Sun 12:30-5

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