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APRIL 6, 2012 – ISSUE 12 – VOLUME 31 ON THE COVER Prager Winery & Port Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Suisun Valley Wineries map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-45 Downtown Napa map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 St. Helena map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45 SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-59 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Glen Ellen & Kenwood map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 Lake & mendocino Counties map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 LIVERMORE VALLEY Wineries map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 TREASURE ISLAND Wineries map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES . . 63-65 monterey Bay/Santa Cruz mountains map . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Salinas Valley Wineries map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-78

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intelligence for the Wine conSUMer by Len Napolitano

Why is wine aged in oak?
Aging wine in oak came about by accident. A few hundred years ago, before the mass production of glass bottles, wine was sold in bulk and transported in wooden barrels. Merchants, the majority in England, would then resell the wine, keeping it in barrels the whole time. Wood barrels were easy to move by rolling them and easy to control their movement, because of the concave shape of the barrel, and wood was relatively inexpensive. In the course of transporting wine across the English Channel, the wine would transform. A startling discovery came when people noticed the difference in the color, flavor and texture of the wine after spending time in contact with the wood. The wine also lasted longer before spoiling when left to sit inside a barrel and take in the tannins from the wood. Before long, wine producers realized the benefits of making oak contact with the wine part of their normal winemaking regimen. Oak’s inherent characteristics make it the obvious choice among wood species. It is durable, yet can be bent into shape when heated. It has good anti-leaking properties, yet it allows microscopic amounts of air through it over time to enhance the wine’s structure without spoiling it. When heated to high temperatures, the wood produces chemical compounds that elicit flavors of vanilla, almond, cloves and spice, all of which complement many wines, to one extent or another. Today, wine is not only aged in oak, but sometimes also fermented in oak. With a winemaker’s skill, the seamless integration of wine and wood can create an attractive taste and aroma. The drawback to wine in oak comes when the flavors from the wood overtake those of the fruit. Not only does this hide the true varietal character of the grape, it also creates clashes when trying to pair the wine with food. Red wines that almost always are aged in oak include Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, (and blends of them), Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese. The most popular white wine to age in a barrel is Chardonnay, while other white wines may or may not, depending on the grape and style of the winemaker.
Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators, Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com. Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of Wine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.

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

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NAPA VALLEY
ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train napa, www.winetrain.com, 800-427-4124 • Apr 6: Moonlight escape • Apr 26: Piano Bar Sing Along 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 Live Music Fridays at Taste at Oxbow napa, time varies, 707-265-9600, www.tasteatoxbow.com ONGOING Seminars & Tastings at Merryvale Vineyards St. helena, 10am-6:30pm, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-7777 • Merryvale tasting, $15 • reserve tasting, $35 • Wine Sensory Seminar, $45, fridays 12pm or by appt • Wine & cheese experience, $45, by appt • Sommelier grand reserve tasting, $65, by appt ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS Barrel Tasting & Tours at Reata Barrel tasting: 11am, 2pm & by appointment, tours by appointment napa, www.reatawines.com, 707-254-8673x119 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, www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774 • 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, www.rombauer.com, 707 963-5170 • 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 Tastings at St. Supéry rutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-231-6116 • Vineyard to glass, Saturdays, 2pm, $50 • St Supéry historical tasting, Sundays, 2pm, $50 • cellar tour, fridays, 2pm, $50 • Dollarhide library tasting, daily, $25 • Élu library tasting, daily, $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., www.williamhillestate.com, 707-265-3024 • 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) www.raymondvineyards.com, 800-525-2659x620 ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery napa, www.andrettiwinery.com, 877-386-5070x227 • 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 www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784 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 Educational Tours & Wine Tasting at Castello di Amorosa calistoga, www.castellodiamorosa.com, rSVP, 707-967-6272 • 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 at Silverado Vineyards napa, www.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611 • Saddleblock Vineyard tasting, $75 • library tasting, $75 • Daily tasting room flights, estate/$10, Premier/$20 • Public tours & tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15 • Private tour and or tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val napa, daily 10am-5pm, www.closduval.com, 800-993-9463 • 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 Wine Tasting Experiences at Benessere Vineyards St. helena, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt 707-963-5853x105 • 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 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 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 wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu, 707-967-2320 ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery for details, www.robertmondavi.com, 888-rMonDAVi x2 • 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, www.bourassavineyards.com, 800-499-2366 THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Bacchus That Rascal clos Pegase, calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “history of Wine“ www.clospegase.com, 707-942-4981 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, www.nvoh.org, 707-226-7372 • Apr 5: Dan St. Paul • Apr 6: hermeto Pascoal • Apr 10: Seldom Seen cinema, tuya’s Marriage • Apr 12: Paula Poundstone • Apr 13: Blame Sally • Apr 14: garage Band 101 in concert • Apr 17: Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik • Apr 20: Women fully clothed ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines napa, 5-9pm, www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378 • Apr 5: taste grand cru Burgundy • Apr 6: Back room’s Bubble Bar • Apr 12: White Wines fermenting on their Skins tasting • Apr 13: Under twelve Bucks a Bottle tasting

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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 • April 6: Moonlight escape • April 26: Piano Bar Sing Along

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ONGOING di Rosa napa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991 • ongoing until June 10: hung liu, new Work • Apr 4: Artist talk, hung liu • April 28: Spring nature hike ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre napa, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, 707-259-0123 • Apr 7: Jackie green with rusted root • Apr 15: Jimmy cliff • Apr 18: Squeeze • Apr 25: craig ferguson • Apr 27: chris isaak ONGOING FRIDAYS Friday Night Pulse Tastings AcMe fine Wines, St.helena, 5-7pm, www.acmefinewines.com, 888-963-0440 ONGOING FRIDAYS Bubbles Bar at 1313 Main napa, 9pm-12am, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313 ONGOING Friday Night Winemaker Events JV Wine & Spirits, napa, 5-7pm, $2, www.jvwine.com, 707-253-2624 ONGOING Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley napa town center, napa, check website for times & prices www.napavintages.com, 707-253-9450 ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Winemaker Wednesdays at 1313 Main napa, 6-8pm, www.1313main.com, 707-258-1313 ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 30 Napa Valley Arts in April Various events & locations in napa Valley! www.legendarynapaValley.com APRIL 12 The Mozart Supremacy napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7pm www.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500 APRIL 12-15 Live in the Vineyard Music Festival Various dates & locations in napa Valley! check website for more information, www.liveinthevineyard.com APRIL 13-15 Spring Release Weekend Peju, rutherford, www.peju.com, 707-963-3600 APRIL 14 Local Oysters & Bale Lane Sauvignon Blanc Release Celebration at St. Clement St. helena, www.stclement.com, 707-265-5000 APRIL 14 Budbreak Lunch in the Vineyards at Beaulieu Vineyards rutherford, 11am-2pm, club Member event, $45 www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896 APRIL 14 Art & Wine at Beaulieu Vineyards with Artist Penelope Moore rutherford, www.bvwines.com, 800-264-6918x5233 APRIL 14 BASH from Appellation St. Helena culinary institute of America, St. helena, 6-9pm www.ashpresents.appellationsthelena.com, 707-967-1100 APRIL 14 A Day of Bluegrass native Sons of the golden West hall, St. helena 10am-7pm, $15, www.scbs.org, 707-254-7567 APRIL 14 Free Family Fun Day: Recycled Garden Art napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 2pm www.napaValleyMusum.org, 707-944-0500

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APRIL 15 Off the Beaten Path at Pope Valley Winery A Wine tasting event Benefiting St. Jude children's hospital Music, bocce ball, horse shoes, picnic area, silent auction & more! Pope Valley, 11:30am-4pm, $25/per person www.popevalleywinery.com, rSVP, 707-965-1246 APRIL 15 Preferred Palates Day at The Estate flora Springs Winery, St. helena www.florasprings.com, 707-967-6723 APRIL 15 OysterFest Domaine chandon, Yountville, 12-5pm www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280, $50 APRIL 16-22 Arts in April Complimentary Art Tour robert Mondavi Winery, oakville, 3pm, rSVP www.robertmondavi.com, 888-766-6328x2 APRIL 17 Pink Party at Etude napa, www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300 APRIL 21 2008 Lot No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Release at Louis M. Martini Winery St. helena, $30/members, $40/guests www.louismartini.com, 866-549-2582 APRIL 21 Lobster Fest at V. Sattui St. helena, 6:30-9:30pm, $99/member, $109/guests www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774 APRIL 21 Cabernet Blending Event at Beringer St. helena, www.beringer.com, 707-963-8989x2036 APRIL 21 Cooking Class Join chef Sean o’toole and clos du Val Winery cedar gables inn, napa, 4-8pm, $160 www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969 APRIL 21-22 April in Carneros hospitality de los carneros. Visit participating wineries! 10am-4pm, $39/adv, $45, www.carneroswineries.org APRIL 22 New DARE Releases & Paella Party at Viader Deer Park, 12-4pm, $60, www.viader.com, 707-963-3816 APRIL 26 The Art of Costume Design napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7pm www.napaValleyMusuem.org, 707-944-0500 APRIL 27 Sunsets on the Silverado Bench at William Hill Estate Winery napa, 5:30pm-sunset, rSVP required www.williamhillestate.com, 888-909-9463 APRIL 27-29 Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner Various events & locations, www.stagsleapdistrict.com APRIL 28 Spanish Dinner at Artesa napa, 6:30pm, $90, club Member event www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309 APRIL 28 !WAR Arts in April Benefit at Hess Collection napa, 3pm, $100, www.womenartrevolution.com www.hesscollection.com, 707-255-1144 APRIL 28 Farmer’s Market Lunch at Acacia Vineyard napa, 11am-3pm, $40/members, $50 www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991x2 APRIL 28 Kitchens in the Vineyard Home & Garden Tour tour kitchens in the napa Valley, 9:30am-4:30pm www.napavalleymusic.org, 707-258-5559 APRIL 28 3rd Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff™ hAll St. helena Winery, St. helena, 11am-3pm $60, $48/members, www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2657 APRIL 29 Peju Art Exhibit Reception rutherford, 1-4pm, www.peju.com, 707-963-3600 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, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700 ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. complimentary, 11am-2pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134 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, www.mayofamilywinery.com, 707-833-5504 ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134x5258 • 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 • charcuterie, daily 11am-4pm, $25/$20 club members • Wine & food Pairing, $35/$28 club members ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256 ONGOING Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25 www.kj.com, 707-571-7500 ONGOING SUNDAYS Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, 9am-1pm, www.fairmont.com.sonoma, 707-938-9000 ONGOING SUNDAYS Sunday Brunch at the Centre du Vin ledson hotel, Sonoma, 9am-1pm www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779 ONGOING WEEKENDS Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing www.fritzwinery.com, 707-894-3389 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, ashtonwines.com, rSVP, 707-935-3456 ONGOING THURSDAYS Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba Sonoma, enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine tasting. 4-5:30pm, www.anabawines.com, 707-996-4188 ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAY Unique Food & Wine Pairings at HKG Tasting Room glen ellen, 12-6pm, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-938-7622 ONGOING WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY Live Music at Cellars of Sonoma Santa rosa, 7:30-10:30pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826 • Wed: ricky Allan ray • thur: Dustin Saylor • fri: John Pita • Sat: robert herrera & Billy Kingsborough (they alternate every other Saturday) SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH Comedy Night at Cellars of Sonoma Santa rosa, 8:15-9pm, www.cellarsofsonoma.com, 707-578-1826

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ONGOING Live Music at Centre du Vin ledson hotel, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com, 707-996-9779 • Apr 7: Dan Daniels & nicky De Paola • Apr 14: Jonathan Poretz • Apr 21: Jess Petty • Apr 28: Dan Daniels & Joyce grant 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 www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123 ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery glen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members www.brcohn.com, 707-931-7924x123 ONGOING Private Wine Tastings at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40pp by appointment, www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700 • Scentiments – test your Smell Memory • White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses • King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates • Matchmaker – wine and food pairing • PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate • cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevations ONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Taste with the Count at Buena Vista A 45-minute tour and wine tasting, 11am & 12:30pm, $20 A 90-minute “taste with the count” with reserve Buena Vista wines in “the count’s lair” by the count. 2pm, $45, rSVP, 800-926-1266 ONGOING 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 www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700 ONGOING Free Guided Winery Tour at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointment www.ferrari-carano.com, 707-433-6700

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ONGOING Moondance Cellars & Orchard Station Wines glen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10 www.moondancecellars.com, 707-938-7550 ONGOING THROUGH MAY 31 Artist Robert Benson at Charles Creek Tasting Room & Gallery Sonoma, 11am-6pm, www.charlescreek.com, 707-935-3848 EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market Santa rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629 EVERY FRIDAY MORNING Sonoma Valley Farmers’ Market Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY The Art of Winemaking Workshop Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm www.petronivineyards.com, 707-935-8311 ONGOING Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School 450 West Spain St, Sonoma, check website for schedule. www.ramekins.com, 707-933-0450 ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa rosa, wellsfargocenterarts.org, 707-546-3600 • Apr 6: lisa lampanelli • Apr 15: Jenni rivera • Apr 17: Disney’s choo-choo Soul • Apr 19: howie Mandel • Apr 20: Mike Birbiglia • Apr 22: Pops tribute ladies of Motown • Apr 27: rhythmic circus • Apr 28: Kenny rogers ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com, 707-588-3400 ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300 • Apr 5: heyoka & grey filastine • Apr 6: Danny click & the hell Yeah’s • Apr 7: Brokedown in Bakersfield • Apr 9: Jahdan Blakkamore & DJ child • Apr 13: Papadosio & govinda • Apr 14: the B Side Players • Apr 21: the Mother hips • Apr 25: Michelle Shocked ONGOING THURSDAYS Winemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Market guerneville, 6-8pm, www.bigbottommarket.com, 707-604-7295 ONGOING FRIDAYS Music at Vino di Amore Tasting Lounge cloverdale, 7-9pm, www.vinodiamore.com, 707-894-6166 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, 707-938-900 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 ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 4 The Wall Show – Wall Hung Works by 8 Sculptors A new leaf gallery, cornerstone, Sonoma www.scupturesite.com, 707-933-1300 APRIL 7 2011 Rosé & Pinot Gris Release at B.R. Cohn glen ellen, 12-5pm, www.brcohn.com, 707-938-4061x124

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APRIL 7 17th Annual Easter Children’s Fair Petaluma Premium outlets, Petaluma, 12-3pm www.premiumoutlets.com/petaluma, 707-778-9300x0 APRIL 8 Easter Brunch at Viansa Sonoma, 11am-2pm, $40, $30/members, $20/kids www.viansa.com, 707-935-4726 APRIL 8 Easter Picnic at Cline Cellars Sonoma, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4026 APRIL 8 Easter Sunrise Service at Cline Cellars Sonoma, 5:14am, www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4043 APRIL 8 Easter Sunday Artist Showing & Music freestone Vineyards, freestone www.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010 APRIL 8 Easter Sunday Brunch & Egg Hunt fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-939-2477 APRIL 11-15 15th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival Various locations & events in Sonoma www.Sonomafilmfest.org, 707-933-2600 APRIL 12 Steven Bittner Lecture: Culture and Politics in the Land of the Romanovs Sonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 6-7:30pm www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500 APRIL 14 Viansa’s Wine & Food Lecture Series: Tuscany Sonoma, 1-3pm, $50, $40/members www.viansa.com, 707-935-4726 APRIL 14 Balletto Vineyards Wine Club Pick Up Party Santa rosa, 10am-5pm www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-588-2455 APRIL 14 20th Annual Barn Dance & Dinner Alexander Valley community hall, geyserville 5-11pm, $35, 415-408-8827 APRIL 14 Taste of Olivet Visit participating wineries! 11am-4pm www.olivetwineroad.com, 707-293-9576 APRIL 14 Pick of the Vine Veterans Memorial Building, Santa rosa 6-8:30pm, $60/adv, $65, 707-526-4108 APRIL 14 Inez Storer: Master Class for the Artists Sonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 10am-4pm www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500 APRIL 14 Meet the Artist: Inez Storer Sonoma country Museum, Santa rosa, 6-7:30pm www.sonomacountymuseum.org, 707-579-1500 APRIL 14/21 Member’s Only Blending Party at Sausal Winery healdsburg, 10:30am-2pm, $50, rSVP www.sausalwinery.com, 800-500-2285 APRIL 14-15 Petaluma River Cruise Petaluma turning Basin, Petaluma www.dolphincharters.com, 510-527-9622 APRIL 14-15 IRS Blues Kenwood Vineyards, Kenwood, 11am-4pm, $20, $10/members www.kenwoodvineyards.com, 707-282-8218 APRIL 14-15 Tax Relief Party Dutton-goldfield Winery, Sebastopol, 10am-4:30pm www.duttongoldfield.com, 707-827-3600 APRIL 15 Cellar Club Wine Club Release Party at Dutcher Crossing healdsburg, 11am-4pm, rSVP www.dutchercrossingwinery.com,707-431-2700x204 APRIL 15 Trione Vineyards Winemaker Dinner Village inn & restaurant, Monte rio 6pm, $48, 707-865-0565 APRIL 15 Cheesemaking & Cheese Tasting Class with Sheana Davis crème de ricotta & Paneer & cold Smoking of cheeses Sonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45 www.theepicureanconnection.com, 707-935-7960 APRIL 15 Jubilee Car Show Plaza north, Petaluma, 11am-3pm www.theplazanorth.com/western-jubilee-car-show-and-shine APRIL 19 Songwriters in Sonoma at Meadowcroft Wines featuring guy henry, Josh Staples & emily Jane White Sonoma, 7pm, $10, www.meadowcroftwines.com, 707-934-4090 APRIL 20 Tapas on the Terrace at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 5:30-7:30pm, $35, $29.75/members www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 APRIL 20-22 Gloria Ferrer Celebrates Earth Day Sonoma, 10am-5pm, free, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1953 APRIL 20-22 April in Carneros at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 10am-4pm, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1953 APRIL 21 Earth Day Celebration at Rodney Strong Vineyards healdsburg, 10-11am, free, rSVP, www.rodneystrong.com, 707-433-0904 APRIL 21 Earth Day at Rodney Strong Vineyards healdsburg, 10-11am, www.rodneystrong.com, rSVP, 707-433-0904 APRIL 21 Sea Ranch Lodge Winemaker Dinner featuring gustafson Vineyards, 5:30pm Sea ranch lodge, the Sea ranch, 800-732-7262 APRIL 21 Earth Day Celebration Benziger family Winery, glen ellen, 11am, $60 www.benziger.com, 800-989-8890 APRIL 21 Barrel Tasting Festival landmark Vineyards, Kenwood, 12-4pm www.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053 APRIL 21 Complimentary Concert Series landmark Vineyards, Kenwood, 1-4pm www.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053 APRIL 21 Tasting in the Dark francis ford coppola Winery, geyserville, rSVP required www.franciscoppolaWinery.com, 707-857-1471 APRIL 21-22 April in Carneros hospitality de los carneros Visit participating wineries! 10am-4pm, $39/adv, $45 www.carneroswineries.org APRIL 21-22 April in Carneros at Meadowcroft Wines Sonoma, 10am-4pm, $39/adv, $45 www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com, 707-934-4090 APRIL 21-22 April in Carneros at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Sonoma, 10am-4pm, www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575 APRIL 21-22 April in Carneros at Cline Cellars Sonoma, 10am-4pm, www.clinecellars.com, 800-909-4352 APRIL 21-22 66th Annual Apple Blossom Festival ives Park, Sebastopol, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm ww.sebastopol.org, 707-823-3032 APRIL 22 Earth Day Celebration inman family Wines, Santa rosa, 11am-4pm www.inmanfamilywines.com, 707-293-9576 APRIL 22 8th Annual Petaluma Footrace Petaluma Marina Business center, Petaluma www.petalumafootrace.com APRIL 22 Chardonnay & Croquet Sonoma-cutrer, Windsor, 11am-2pm, $35, $25/members www.sonomacutrer.com, rSVP, 707-237-3489 APRIL 22 Earth Day & Wellness Festival Windsor town green, Windsor www.townofwindsor.com, 707-838-1252 APRIL 22 Earth Day – Complimentary Estate Tours Quivira Vineyard & Winery, healdsburg, 11am & 1pm www.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8354x224 APRIL 26 April Sunset Supper DaVero farms & Winery, healdsburg, 6-8:30pm www.davero.com, 707-431-8000x1 APRIL 27 Balletto Vineyards Winemaker Dinner Santa rosa golf & country club, Santa rosa www.ballettovineyards.com, 707-588-2455 APRIL 28 Ledson Winery Futures Release Barrel Tasting Party Wine club Member event, 6-9pm Kenwood, www.ledsonwinery.com, 707-537-3823 APRIL 28 Indie Rock Concert: Fruit Bats gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, 7pm, $15/adv, $20 www.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277 APRIL 28 31st Annual Butter & Egg Days Downtown Petaluma, 10am-5pm, www.petalumadowntown.com APRIL 28 Wine & Food Pairings thumbprint cellars, healdsburg, $15-$35 www.thumbprintcellars.com, 707-433-2393 APRIL 28-29 Big Bottle Sale at Chateau St. Jean Winery Kenwood, 10am-5pm, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-833-4134 APRIL 28-29 Passport to Dry Creek Valley at Mazzocco Winery healdsburg, www.mazzocco.com, 800-501-8466 APRIL 28-29 Passport to Dry Creek Valley at Wilson Winery healdsburg, www.wilsonwinery.com, 707-433-4355 APRIL 28-29 23rd Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley Visit participating wineries in Dry creek Valley! 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APRIL 29 Spring Antique Faire Downtown Petaluma, www.petalumadowntown.com APRIL 29 J. Rickards Vineyards Winemaker Dinner Village inn & restaurant, Monte rio, 6pm, $48, 707-865-0565 APRIL 29-30 Steppin’ Out with the Healdsburg Chorus healdsburg community church, healdsburg, 707-495-5620 APRIL 28 Wildflower Brunch clear lake State Park, Kelseyville, 9am-noon www.clearlakestatepark.org

SAN MATEO COUNTY
APRIL 28-29 22nd Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show festival of Magnificent Machines half Moon Bay Airport, half Moon Bay www.miramarevents.com, 650-726-2328

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SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING The Walt Disney Family Museum the Presidio of San francisco, San francisco, 415-345-6816 www.waltdisney.org ONGOING Seasons Swirl four Seasons hotel, San francisco, 5:30-7:30pm www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838 ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 22 Matter + Spirit, The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler de Young Museum, San francisco, www.famsf.org ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 3 Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964 de Young Museum, San francisco www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531 ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 17 The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde legion of honor, San francisco www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531 ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 17 Children’s Books from the Victorian Era legion of honor, San francisco www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531 ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 7 Macy’s 66th Annual Flower Show Presents Brasil: Gardens in Paradise Macy’s Union Square, San francisco, free, open during store hours ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 9 The Fashion Word of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk de Young Museum, San francisco www.famsf.org, 415-750-3531 APRIL 24 Chalone Vineyard Wine Tasting & Dinner campton Place, San francisco – robert cook, Winemaker www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574 APRIL 28-29 Treasure Island Flea one Avenue of the Palms, treasure island, San francisco, 9am-4pm www.treasureislandflea.com, 415-898-0245

ALAMEDA COUNTY
WEDNESDAYS THROUGH APRIL 25 3rd Annual Berkeley Wine Festival the claremont hotel club & Spa, Berkeley, 6:30pm www.berkeleywinefestival.com • Apr 4: Silver oak, $165 • Apr 11: opus one, $195 • Apr 18: cakebread cellars, $125 • Apr 25: Justin Vineyards, $125

LAKE/MENDOCINO
EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Food & Wine Pairings Mcnab ridge tasting room, hopland, www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986 ONGOING Skunk Train fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com, 866-457-5865 • Apr 7-8: easter egg express ONGOING FRIDAYS Tuscan Village Music Art Series terrill cellars, lower lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354 APRIL 3 Winemaker Dinner Series Saw Shop Bistro, Kelseyville, 6-9pm www.sawshopbistro.com, 707-278-0129 APRIL 8 Easter Brunch Mendocino hotel, Mendocino, 8am-2:30pm www.mendocinohotel.com, 707-937-0511 APRIL 14 Earth Day Family Festival 2012 BArrA of Mendocino, redwood Valley, 11am-4pm, free www.barraofmendocino.com, 707-485-0322 APRIL 14 Pt. Arena Craft Fair & Bazaar South coast Senior center, Pt. Arena, 9am-2pm www.southcoastseniors.org, 707-785-3538 APRIL 15-22 Earth Day husch Vineyards, Philo, 10am-4pm www.huschvineyards.com, 800-554-8724 APRIL 21 Earth Day Dog Hike Saracina Vineyards, hopland, 10am-1pm www.saracina.com, 707-744-1671 APRIL 21 Noyo Food Forest 6th Annual Earth Day Festival fort Bragg high School, fort Bragg, 12-6pm www.noyofoodforest.org, 707-964-0218 APRIL 21 Earth Day Celebration frey Vineyards, redwood Valley, www.freywine.com, 707-468-7936 APRIL 22 Earth Day Celebration Yorkville cellars, Yorkville, 11am-2pm, $10 www.Yorkvillecellars.com, 707-894-9177 APRIL 22 Hendy Woods Benefit navarro Vineyards, Philo, 12-3pm, www.hendywoods.org, 800-537-9463 APRIL 22 Kronos Quartet gualala Arts, gualala, 7-10pm, www.gualalaarts.org, 707-884-1138

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 APRIL 5 Wine Pairing Dinner: Award Winning Wines hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463

LIVERMORE
ONGOING Bankhead Theatre livermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore www.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800 • Apr 6-7: the Vagina Monologues • Apr 13: Paula Poundstone • Apr 14: handel/Mozart • Apr 15: 2012 reach for the Stars • Apr 20, 22: Swan lake • Apr 21: edgar Winter • Apr 27: Mariachi Sol de Mexico • Apr 28: Alonzo King lineS Ballet ONGOING Wine Cave Tasting Experience Wente Vineyards, livermore, 4pm Sat/Sun, $10, $5/wine club members rSVP, www.wentevineyards.com/caves, 925-456-2405 ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Wine & Cheese Pairing la rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pm www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442 APRIL 7 Artist Reception: Carol Maddox Wente Vineyards, livermore, 1-3pm www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305 APRIL 7 Eggstravaganza cedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 12-1pm, rSVP www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636 APRIL 7-8 Les Chenes Celebrates 5 Years… les chenes estate Vineyards, livermore, 12-4:30pm www.leschenesvine.com, 925-373-1662 APRIL 15 1040 Soup Kitchen cedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 12-4pm, $5 www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636 APRIL 15 B.Y.O.B. - Fill Your Own Bottle cedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 12-4pm, $8 www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636 APRIL 21-22 TriValley Conservancy Eco Tours concannon Vineyard, livermore, 12:30pm, $10 www.concannonvineyard.com, 925-456-2505

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael www.co.marin.ca.us, 415-499-6800 • Apr 2, 5: Marin Speakers Series, gordon Brown • Apr 6: An Acoustic evening with over the rhine • Apr 15: Mark lundholm, laughter is no luxury • Apr 21: the romeros, royal family of guitar • Apr 22: Debbie reynolds APRIL 21 22nd Annual Great Chefs & Wineries fireman’s fund insurance company, novato www.greatchefsandwineries.org APRIL 28 10th Annual Artists of Issaquah Show issaquah Dock, Sausalito, 11am-5pm www.artistsofissaquah.com, 415-331-8989

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APRIL 22 Earth Day Wente Vineyards estate Winery, livermore, 11am-4pm www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2450 APRIL 27 Ruby Friday ruby hill Winery, Pleasanton, 6:30-9pm, $10 www.rubyhillwinery.net, 925-931-Wine APRIL 12-15 Pebble Beach Food and Wine Various events & locations in Pebble Beach www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com, 866-907-3663 APRIL 14 Vintage Affair chateau Julien, carmel Valley, 11am-4pm, $15, $10/members www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600 APRIL 14 Wine, Art & Music Walk Downtown Pacific grove, 6-9pm www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304 APRIL 14-15 55th Annual Good Old Days Downtown Pacific grove, 9am-5pm www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304 APRIL 20-22 Wildflower Show Pacific grove Museum of natural history, Pacific grove 10am-5pm, www.pacificgrove.org, 831-648-5718 APRIL 21 St. Mary’s By-The-Sea Annual Spring Book Sale St. Mary’s By-the-Sea episcopal church, Pacific grove 9am-2pm, www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-4441 APRIL 28 Wine Country Tapas at Hahn Estates Soledad, rSVP, www.hahnestates.com, 831-678-4555 APRIL 28 Just Run! Just Kids 3K lover’s Point, Pacific grove www.bsim.org, 831-373-3304 APRIL 29 Big Sur International Marathon carmel, 6am-1pm, www.bsim.org

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
ONGOING Sierra Railroad oakdale, www.sierrarailroad.com, 209-848-2100 • Apr 12, 17, 24: Scenic lunch • Apr 21: Murder Mystery Dinner

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train www.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690 • Apr 7: easter egg express • Apr 8: easter egg express • Apr 14: Murder Mystery • Apr 28: great train robbery • Apr 28: Sunset Dinner ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.c. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org, 866-754-ArtS • Apr 9: elixir of love • Apr 11: Sherman Alexie • Apr 13: Bettye laVette • Apr 14-15: Zippo Songs, Poems from the front • Apr 17: Anoushka Shankar • Apr 18-21: the Bad Plus • Apr 19-22: the improvised Shakespeare company • Apr 22: empyrean ensemble, Songs, Whispers, tales & Utterances, new Works for Voice • Apr 23: the Shins • Apr 25:Subra Suresh • Apr 28: lyris String Quartet • Apr 28: Maya Beiser • Apr 29: Uc Davis Baroque ensemble& Davis high School Baroque ensemble

SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES
ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel carmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048 • Apr 12: taj Majal trio • Apr 14: Daedalus String Quartet • Apr 22-23: Monterey Symphony, concert 6, from fertile ground • Apr 25: te Amo, Argentina • Apr 26: Mariachi Sol de México • Apr 28: 1964…the tribute ONGOING Live at Golden State Theatre Monterey, www.goldenstatetheatre.com, 831-372-3800 ONGOING Live Music at KRML Radio the eastwood Building, carmel, www.krmlradio.com, 831-624-6432 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 www.ranchocellars.com, 831-625-5646 EVERY WEDNESDAY Wine Down Wednesdays fortino Winery, gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 ONGOING THURSDAYS Exploring Wine learn more about wine & wine appreciation, taste local wines too! carmel ridge Winery, cannery row, Monterey, 4-6pm, $40 www.carmelridge.com, 831-324-0035 APRIL 2-6 Comcast Spring Break Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590 APRIL 5 Battle of the Bands Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590 APRIL 8 Easter Brunch Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 11am-3:30pm, $75, $32/5-12yrs www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400 APRIL 12 In Your Own Backyard Series: Get Savory with Elena Salsedo from Sweet Elena’s Sip, Swirl, Savor & learn holman ranch tasting room, carmel Valley, 6pm www.holmanranch.com, 831-659-2640

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 • Apr 7: the Uncorked Blues Band • Apr 14: Pat Wilder APRIL 15 4th Annual SVGGA Passport Sunday Visit Suisun Valley wineries! 11am-4pm www.suisunvalleywines.com, 707-864-0730 APRIL 27 25th Annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee nut tree complex, Vacaville, 6:30pm, $75/adv, $100 www.wineandfoodjubilee.org, 707-646-3133

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 APRIL 22 J. Lohr Down to Earth Celebration J. lohr San Jose Wine center, San Jose, 6-9pm, $75 www.jlohr.com, 408-918-2176

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x11 APRIL 7 Spring Barrel Stroll clos la chance Winery, San Martin www.clos.com, 800-itS-Wine APRIL 7-8 Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt roaring camp railroad, felton www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 APRIL 21 Passport Wine Tasting Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Visit participating wineries, 11am-5pm, $45 www.scmwa.com,831-685-8463 APRIL 28 Morgan Hill Downtown Spring Wine Stroll Downtown Morgan hill, 1-5pm, $25/adv, $35 www.clos.com, 800-487-9463 APRIL 29 Rivers of Chocolate Festival the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, 1-5pm www.mountainwinery.com, 408-741-2822

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PRAGER
WINERY & PORT WORKS
BY Michelle J. BAKer

PRAGER WINERY AND PORT WORKS tastings by appointment from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily 1281 lewelling lane in St. helena. (707) 963-7678 | www.pragerport.com.

What could be a more fitting complement to holiday meals, cheese plates or sweets and treats than the delicious Ports from Napa Valley’s Prager Winery & Port Works? Port doesn’t have the foothold in the United States that it does in the Iberian Peninsula, but a taste through the Ports at Prager will make you a believer! Jim Prager has been a believer since 1979, when he and wife, Imogene, moved to Napa Valley and opened the winery after Jim’s successful career as an insurance broker in Southern California. The winery’s first vintage included Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel, plus a Cabernet Port, which gave the winery something unique that its Napa Valley neighbors weren’t producing. For more than 30 years Prager has been a true family-run winery, with Jim and Imogene’s five grown children now running everything from the books to the bottling line. Son, Jeff, is the winery’s general manager; Peter is the winemaker; John handles wine sales and distribution; daughter, Katie is the chief financial officer, Mary handles the wine club and special events, and Richard, Mary’s husband is cellar master. You don’t see dad, Jim, around the winery much anymore since he retired. According to Jeff Prager, “Once we got a computer in here and then started playing Led Zeppelin, Dad said, ‘that’s it, I’m done!’” Mom, Imogene, stays busy in the kitchen, making the sweet and savory nuts that go famously with any Prager Port. Still, on most days you’ll get at least a couple of Pragers to entertain you in the tasting room. Napa is known world-wide for its winemakers, who have managed, through several generations of hard work and reserach, to produce still, dry wines in an astounding array of flavor profiles. However, almost no one has used those techniques to produce the same kind of range of sweet wines – except the Prager family, that is – who have used that same winemaker’s eye for detail but respresentative-of-the-vintage Port wines. And, not just with one or two. Currently the Prager Port-folio includes a total of five Ports, all of which are distinctly balanced and downright delicious. The flagship Port at Prager is the Royal Escort, a big boy made from 100% Petite Sirah grown right in St. Helena. The current release vintage 2006 is an intense wine that can be laid down for a long time or enjoyed in its youth paired with rich dark chocolate, dried fruit or strongly flavored cheeses. The 10-year-old Tawny Port, dubbed “Noble Companion,” was produced from Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2000 vintage. The wine was left in French Oak barrels to oxidize as a good tawny does – never topped up, never racked. The result is an amber beauty with nutty, caramel and vanilla notes, great acidity and just enough sweetness to pop its luscious flavors. In their Tomás Port, the Pragers use the traditional Portuguese

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Port varietals Touriga, Tinta Cao and Tinta Roriz grown just up the road in Calistoga. Tomás is an elegant, softer style Port that will pair nicely with holiday fruit and cheese plates. The Aria White Port is quite similar to the Portuguese version of white Ports, which are often paired with lunch fare such as soups, bisques and seafood. Who says you can only have Port after a meal? The Aria White Port makes a great apertif to sit around the fireplace before a holiday meal. While Prager may be best known for its Ports, there’s a Petite Sirah in the house that will impress folks who love a big red wine. The Prager’s is an old school Petite Sirah, aged for two and a half years in American oak barrels, which gives this wine a great spicy character and plenty of backbone. Drink it now with a juicy steak or sock it away as it’s sure to improve for many years. Beyond their great selection of wines, Prager has lots of other fun gifts for the holiday. You’ll fall in love with Imogene’s Sweet and Savory Caramelized Walnuts and Sweet and Savory Caramelized Pecans. These delicious nuts, made by Imogene Prager, make a great accompaniment to holiday fruit and cheese plates alongside a Prager Port. For the chocolate fanatic, Prager also offers a Chocolate Port Drizzle ($17.95) to pour over fruit or ice cream (or, shhhh, drink straight out of the bottle!) and Chocolate Port Truffles ($13.50 for a box of 12). Both of these confections are made with Prager Port. For a more savory gift, try the Prager 12-year-old Port Balsamic Vinegar, made from Prager Port and aged in cherry and oak wood.

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Louis P, Louis M and Michael Martini

LOUIS M. MARTINI WINERY
The Best Grapes, The Best Vineyard, The Best Wines!
BY MonicA l. DAShWooD

LOUIS M. MARTINI WINERY open Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2 for 1 tasting with ad, see page 37 254 South St. helena highway, St. helena 707-968-3362 | www.louismartini.com

For three generations, the Martini family has been making exceptional wines, dating back to 1906, carrying on the winemaking tradition today. As you look at the vintage photos, hanging at the entrance of the Louis M. Martini Winery, you feel a sense of nostalgia for the past. Through the years, the Martini men are pouring wine together, Louis M. Martini, Louis P Martini and Michael Martini, . sharing what they know and love, a delicious glass of wine. Their story is a fascinating one, starting in 1899, when Louis M. Martini emigrated from Genova, Italy to join his father in San Francisco. By 1906, they made their first wine together and wanted to make more. Louis Martini returned to Italy to study home winemaking and perfect his craft amongst the masters. He returned to California in 1911 and over the next seven years made his first and finest selection of Martini wines. Louis M. Martini was an enterprising man. During the prohibition era, Martini formed the L.M. Martini Products Company and produced sacramental wines and grape concentrate for home winemaking. At the end of prohibition, Louis M. Martini built his own winery in St. Helena, California, the heart of Napa Valley. He continued his passion for buying premium vineyards, and purchased the Goldstein Ranch, on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Mountains, renaming it Monte Rosso for its red, volcanic soil. A pioneer in the region, in 1943, Louis M. Martini was one of the founders of the Harvard Club, which developed into the Napa Valley Vinter’s Association where winemakers could exchange ideas and collectively work together to overcome

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challenges in the industry. Amongst the photos, Louis M. Martini stands with the founders of the wine industry during the mid1900s with, Brother Tim, Christian Brothers, Robert Mondavi, and Jacob Beringer, just to name a handful. He welcomed his son into the business. In 1951, Louis P . Martini, an inventor at heart, is the first to design and use wind machines to combat frost in the vineyards. Shortly after, Louis P . Martini took over the reins as winemaker from his father. In 1968, Louis P Martini was the first winemaker to bottle Merlot as . a varietal in the industry. A decade later, winemaker Michael Martini took the helm and brings an old world, European influence to his wines. Given his inclination to work with the technological advancements of winemaking, he was granted his own micro-winery by the Gallo family, friends of the Martini family, to produce stellar Cabernet Sauvignon wines. At the winery, Louis M. Martini offers a selection of “tasting flights,” highlighting wines produced from the finest growing areas in Sonoma and Napa counties including the Monte Rosso Vineyard. Their first class, award-winning wines include the 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet, 2009 Gnarly Vine Zinfandel, 2008 Lot No.1 Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as newly released vintages, the 2007 Monte Rosso Cabernet, scoring 95 points from Robert Parker Jr. and the 2009 No. 254 Petite Syrah. They can be sampled in the rustic red, underground cellar with tours offered daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. by reservation. There, you will have rare access to their premium wines offered through their exclusive wine clubs. The winery tour gives you a rich taste of their family history and confirms their dedication to making the best wines. The Louis M. Martini park grounds are beautiful, an Italian piazza, lined with Cypress and Citrus trees, picnic tables, wood benches, climbing ivy and market lights. For more than 75 years, the Martini family winemakers have crafted unforgettable Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The founder, Louis M. Martini worked from a simple, honest premise: The best grapes make the best wines. And after you taste Louis M. Martini wines you know, that his philosophy still holds true today!

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WINEFLITE –
Wine Shipping Made Easy for the International Tourist
For the international wine tourist this is very good news. No more worrying about how to get your wine purchase home. No more paperwork or hassles with customs. Wineflite provides a door-to-door service for any wine traveler wanting to purchase wine, and ship it back to their home. Napa and Sonoma are known the world over as one of the most fruitful and beautiful areas of the world to experience wine. Anyone who ventures a visit is not only taken aback by the views and vistas, but most importantly by the amazing variety and quality of the wine. Now with Wineflite and their amazing fully automated website, the wine traveler has a way to ship their wine and track their wine from pickup to their door – 24/7. This service is making inroads into all wine growing regions of the world. With an easy online system, used by a network of wineries, wine shops, tour operators, and hotels. If they are, then you can relax and enjoy your wine, and Wineflite will take care of the rest. They handle all the details, and paperwork. Businesses love it. They sell more wine and reduce the need to ever say “no” to a wine traveler when asked the proverbial question, “Do you ship wine to my country?” The answer in most cases now is, “Yes.” With no fear of what will happen to the shipment, and a super quick 10- to 15-day delivery directly to their door, what could be better? Wineflite is the only dedicated wine shipping company in the world for the international tourist. Wineflite is the brainchild of Greg McLaughlin, a 30-year veteran of the Freight & Logistics Industry. With the help from Gary Forer’s extensive consumer user experience they have propelled Wineflite to become the #1 wine shipping service for the international tourist. If the winery is not part of the Wineflite network, contact client.services@wineflite.com, and they’ll arrange everything, or call 1-800-285-1135. Check www.wineflite.com for up-to-date pricing and destinations. You can reach Greg or Gary by calling (415) 491-1095, or by email at Director@wineflite.com.

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CHARLES KRUG ESTATE WINERY
Now at Year 151!
BY JoSh Stein

CHARLES KRUG ESTATE WINERY

open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. current releases at $15 per person reserve and limited release tasting at $25 per person Barrel tasting by reservation 2800 Main Street St helena, cA 94574 (707) 967-2200 | www.charleskrug.com

Eponymously named for the twenty-seven-year-old Prussian who founded it in 1861, Charles Krug, the man, was an innovator many times over: he opened the first tasting room in California in 1882. He introduced the cider press to winemaking, making it considerably easier to press wines and separate liquids from solids. A true pioneer, he made careful study and selection of rootstock, varieties, and vineyard locations, a total rarity for the next one hundred years. Over time, the winery fell into other hands and was eventually far worse for wear--which is where the Cesare and Rosa Mondavi family came into the picture during World War Two. Cesare Mondavi, Peter Mondavi Sr.’s father, emigrated from Italy in 1906 and came to Lodi during Prohibition, building a successful grape- and fruit-shipping business and partnering in Sunny St. Helena Winery (now Merryvale).He purchased the Charles Krug Winery in 1943 for $75,000, revitalizing it from its Prohibition-era neglect. One could say the future of the region as the “Napa Valley” hung in the balance of that purchase, though no one realized it at the time. Peter took over as President in 1976, and his efforts have resulted in enological, viticultural, and marketing revolutions, which include the vintage-dating of varietal wines; cold fermentations of white wines; cold sterile filtration of wines; leading the planting of Carneros to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties; conducting fermentations in small French oak barrels. The family also produced the first winery newsletter, Bottles & Bins, in 1949 and creating the annual Tastings on the Lawn concert series in 1951, the first wine industry tasting events for the general public. For these successes and more, Peter was justly named by the Napa Valley Vintners Association as one of its twelve “Living Legends” in 1999. He modestly says, “We worked at it. We did a lot of research in our day.” And for

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those efforts, Governor Gerry Brown proclaimed September 10th, 2011 as “Charles Krug Winery Day.” The latest accolade bestowed on the nonagenarian and spry luminary is his induction into the Vintner’s Hall of Fame at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, just opposite the entrance to the winery. Change in the name of better wines continues to this day with the third generation of Mondavis leading the way. Peter’s sons, Marc and Peter Jr., led a nine-year, $22-million initiative to replant more than four hundred acres of estate property and upgrade the winery to twenty-first-century equipment. Those upgrades in combination with new winemaker Stacy Clark’s vision are already producing distinction: the current 2008 releases have received a slew of 90+ scores and Gold, Double Gold, and Best of Class awards. Produced from eleven vineyards and encompassing four AVAs – Carneros, Howell Mountain, St. Helena and Yountville – across 850 acres, the wines are clearly amongst the best the Valley has produced. Balance and structure in the name of wines for the “dining room table” are always the goal, says Peter Sr.: “When you have a nice dinner, you want a wine that is drinkable but won’t overpower it.” The various wine tiers carry out these ideals. The Napa Valley and Carneros releases all are made to accompany food and include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. The Family Reserve Generations utilizes special vineyard blocks, and the Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship bottling, only having been produced in special years since 1944. The Limited Release wines are small-lot, one-hundred-to-five-hundred-case wines only available directly from the winery and display a real sense of adventure. There are several different Cabs – including the very special 150th Anniversary Cab in 1.5 liter magnum bottles – Pinot Noir, a Red Blend, Zinfandel and Zinfandel Port.

The tasting options for these wines, current releases, Family Reserve and Limited releases, all take place, literally, inside of history. As you wander, you’ll see the original cider press, wine bars made from the same redwood as the tanks, and lots of historical artifacts. Now on the National Register of Historic Places and a California Historic Landmark, the newly restored Redwood Cellar holds the state-of-the-art barrel room, holding the Family Reserve wines and serving as the location for special, ninety-minute barrel tastings. As Peter Jr. says, “You’re in the room where wine is aging in oak barrels, and you’re trying wine that came from those barrels. “Fruit and cheese are provided to accompany this very unique tasting experience, and it is limited to eight people at a time.” As you can tell, the winery has never shied away from trying new things nor going where others cannot or will not go; befitting the enormity of a 150th anniversary, the winery has been conducting a search for the oldest pre-Prohibition or Peter Mondavi Family-era (1944 onward) bottle of Charles Krug wine. The search yielded submission from across the nation, with rich stories from folks who had fond memories of their visits to the winery. Joe Smith from Pope Valley, CA, submitted the oldest documented bottle, a 1946 Napa Valley Pinot Noir. Think about how few wineries anywhere could even contemplate such a quest; it’s quite impressive to basically be conducting two at the same time – one for the oldest bottle produced by the man himself and one for the oldest produced by the property’s longest running caretakers. And that really is what today’s – and tomorrow’s – Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family Winery is all about. The family doesn’t want to forget its past, celebrates it in fact, but it also seeks to move ahead to new ways of growing and making even better wines. Go taste for yourself and see why wine lovers have made the journey since the nineteenth century. Enjoy!

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BY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEY

Oysters Mignonette Paired with 2004 Gloria Ferrer Extra Brut Reserve Cuvee
Oysters mignonette and sparkling wine makes for a beautiful marriage and an even better food pairing. Sparkling wine should be enjoyed weekly and the limited production 2004 Gloria Ferrer Extra Brut Reserve Cuvee is very pleasing. This recipe is from Executive Chef and Owner Carlo Cavallo of Sonoma Meritage Martini and Oyster Bar who has a long-standing partnership with Gloria Ferrer. His menu focuses heavily on fresh seafood and his wine list features Gloria Ferrer wines. The crisp, exquisitely dry sparkler has bright layered flavors of Meyer lemon citrus, Granny Smith apples with toasty complexity that crescendo into a brilliant, silky and dry finish that perfectly complement the oysters mignonette. Sparkling wine winemakers reverently speak of “Extra Brut” as the ultimate expression of their art and vineyard. Not surprisingly, few are made and only in vintage years. At Gloria Ferrer, they start theirs with only the first, most gentle pressing of their finest Carneros estate fruit. They increase cellar-aging of more than six years for this limited-production Late Disgorged 2004 Carneros Extra Brut cuvee to enhance its sublime effervescence, tiny bubble trails and delightfully fragrant mousse. This wine takes 7-½ years to develop from the time the grapes were hand-picked to the point it reaches your glass. As the first sparkling wine house in California’s Sonoma Carneros region, Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards was established in 1986. Gloria Ferrer embodies Spanish winegrowing history, time-honored tradition, and centuriesold sustainable practices in creating exceptional sparkling and estate varietal wines blended to pair perfectly with food. Their Visitor Center is located in Sonoma and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The winery’s sun-drenched Vista Terrace overlooks breathtaking estate vineyards providing the perfect place to enjoy a glass of sparkling or still wine with savory Spanish and local cheeses, meats, almonds and other delicacies that are available from their gift shop. Tours are also available daily at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and includes two sparkling wine tastes and one estate varietal. For large groups, reservations are required and can be made by calling (707) 933-1931. Don’t miss Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards 20th annual Catalan Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 21st and 22nd. This is a celebration of the winery’s Spanish roots and the opening of the winery in July 1986. Join Gloria Ferrer for a day of Spanish food, wine and entertainment with lively classical guitar, passionate flamenco dancing, a festive grape stomp and traditional folklore surprises. Stroll and enjoy savory tapas, paella demonstrations and wine seminars as you sip the acclaimed California Carneros sparkling and estate wines. Tickets are available on their website at www.gloriaferrer.com.

OYSTERS MIGNONETTE
recipe by Chef Carlo Cavallo, Sonoma meritâge martini oyster Bar & Grill
miGNoNETTE:

• 4 teaspoons Champagne vinegar • 3 teaspoons finely chopped shallot • Pinch of coarsely ground black pepper • 2 teaspoons of Gloria ferrer Extra Brut reserve Cuvée • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives
oySTErS:

• 1-1/2 cups kosher or other coarse salt • 1 dozen small oysters, such as Kumamoto or Hog island, shells scrubbed well and oysters left on the half shell, their liquor reserved and oysters picked over for shell fragments • 1 small cluster Champagne table grapes or 2 finely diced seedless red grapes
miGNoNETTE:

Stir together vinegar, Extra Brut, shallot, pepper and let stand 30 minutes.
oySTErS:

Stir chives into mignonette. Divide salt between 2 plates and arrange 6 oysters on each. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon mignonette over each oyster and sprinkle oysters with grapes.

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Pulled Pork Paired with Baldacci Family Vineyards 2010 Elizabeth Pinot Noir, Carneros
It’s springtime and that can only mean one thing; barbecue season is upon us! Just as the weather warms up, I look forward to a lighter wine and the 2010 Baldaccci Family Vineyards Elizabeth Pinot Noir is perfectly paired with pulled pork. This is a family recipe from Meredith Grcina, Direct to Consumer Manager at Baldacci Vineyards. She said, “We came up with this pairing because our Pinot is very unique in the sense that it’s a bold Pinot with strong flavors that can stand up to bigger meals. Pinot Noir tends to be a softer wine with very delicate flavors. The Elizabeth on the other hand, is a fuller bodied, darker colored Pinot that offers a complexity and range of flavors making it a great food pairing wine. Because Pinot tends to be paired with lighter dishes, we wanted to experiment a bit and pair it with a more daring meal. The smoky and red berry characteristics along with the earth undertones makes it a great wine to pair with any sort of roasted or grilled meats. We decided to go with the pulled pork because we are entering spring and pulled pork is really an “all-American” barbecued picnic dish. Pinot is a great springtime wine because it’s not too warm outside to render a white, however it’s a bit lighter and more refreshing than a Cabernet.” The 2010 Elizabeth Pinot Noir continues the Baldacci Family’s tradition of rich, fruit-forward wine from their estate vineyard in Carneros. The wine has aromas of strawberry, graphite, sweet smoky cranberries and mouth-watering flavors of pomegranate, red berries and hints of baked vanilla custard. While the wine is delicious now, this balanced and structured wine will age well for three to five years. The Elizabeth Pinot Noir from their Carneros estate vineyard has always been called a Pinot for Cabernet lovers. One sip and you will not be disappointed and since their wines are only sold at their tasting room or online, it’s the perfect time to discover this family winery. Baldacci Family Vineyards is located in the famed Stags Leap District in Napa Valley and includes 17 acres of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines. In addition to their Estate Cabernets, their winemaker Rolando Herrera makes wines for the Family Collection using grapes carefully sourced from unique vineyards in Napa and Sonoma. Their Carneros estate vineyard is planted with the Family Collection varietals of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay. Their tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. Reservations can be made by calling (707) 944-9261 or visiting their website at www.baldaccivineyards.com.

BY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEY

PULLED PORK
• • • • • • • • • • 1 and 1/2 chopped yellow onions 1 cup ketchup 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons paprika 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 4 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons black pepper 5 pounds pork butt

1. rub the salt and black pepper on the cut of meat 2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a slow cooker and mix well.  Add pork to the slow cooker and place lid on top. Cook for 7-8 hours on low or until pork is tender enough to easily pull away from bone. 3. remove pork from slow cooker. remove the meat from the bone. Using a fork or knife shred the meat to desired thickness. return the pulled pork to the slow cooker and let it soak in the juices/sauce while serving. Serve on rolls of your choice or add coleslaw as a topper for an elegant open-faced sandwich

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April in Carneros, April 21-22
April in Carneros is an exciting multi-winery open house event featuring nearly 20 wineries in the Carneros region of the Napa and Sonoma valleys. Each winery will open its doors to visitors and invite them to join in on a variety of activities, including 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 unique to each winery. Tickets are $39 per person when purchased online at www.CarnerosWineries.org or by calling 1-800-366-2806 by April 19th, or $45 per person the day of the event…designated drivers are $10! Some activities at select wineries may have additional fees, but all participating wineries have generous offerings for April in Carneros participants included in the cost of admission. Proceeds from April in Carneros help fund scholarships at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College. 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, Meadowcroft Wines, Robledo Family Winery, Schug Carneros Estate, Talisman Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards and Ty Caton Vineyards.

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Napa Valley Arts in April Joins Fine Wine with 20th, 21st Century Art
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Celebrate The Napa Valley Collection™ with Four Weeks of Winery Art Crawls, Tours and Tastings in The Legendary Napa Valley
Throughout the month of April, the second annual Napa Valley Arts in April™ celebrates The Napa Valley Collection™: the famed wine region’s other collection of priceless vintages – significant 20th and 21st century artwork. Winery art collections include work by notable contemporary painters Francis Bacon and Jean Dubuffet, as well as sculptors George Rickey and Richard Serra. Napa Valley Arts in April 2012 celebrates the Napa Valley Collection by letting madabout-art winemakers collaborate with collection curators and favorite artists to turn the Napa Valley into a month-long art and wine crawl, made up of a variety of interactive art programs, curator-led tours, special exhibitions and inspired tastings. Many winery art activities are complimentary, and neighboring lodging establishments and spas welcome guests to complement Napa Valley Arts in April happenings with special offers from the best in wine, food and wellness. The Napa Valley Arts in April festivities progress geographically week by week; beginning with Calistoga (April 1-7), followed by St. Helena and Rutherford (April 9-15), Oakville and Yountville (April 1622), and finally Napa, Carneros and American Canyon (April 23-30). Calistoga, the Valley’s northernmost region kicks off Napa Valley Arts in April on April 1. Throughout the Calistoga week, local wineries showcase impressive collections including the amazing sculpture,

painting, and decorative objects collection at Clos Pegase. From April 9-15, wineries around St. Helena and Rutherford take center stage, featuring an exclusive exhibition of photography at Markham Vineyards by photojournalist Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone magazine’s first chief photographer. This week only, original contact sheets belonging to Mr. Wolman’s personal collection will be on view. From April 16-22, wineries in Oakville and Yountville showcase permanent and rotating exhibitions, such as Robert Mondavi Winery’s permanent collection that holds work by Francis Bacon and a rotating exhibition space currently showing Napa Valley artist Nancy Willis’ monotypes and paintings. April 23-30, Napa, Carneros and American Canyon’s art-focused wineries include The Hess Collection, which is displaying a selection of Donald Hess’ personal modern and contemporary collection including artwork by artists Robert Motherwell and Magdalena Abakanowicz (see page 36). A full list and detailed map of participating wineries, as well as a variety of art viewing and wine tasting special offers, can be downloaded at the official Legendary Napa Valley website. Maps and information are also available at all participating wineries, the Napa Valley Welcome Center, all chambers of commerce offices and many other locations throughout the Napa Valley. For more information on Napa Valley Arts in April special offers and opportunities, visit www.LegendaryNapaValley.com.

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Rutherford Appellation Wineries’ ‘Rutherford Passport to Fiesta’
In honor of Cinco de Mayo the Rutherford Appellation Wineries will hold their spring passport event, a “Rutherford Passport to Fiesta,” on the weekend of May 5th and 6th. Eleven wineries will offer special tastings and comida to those who purchase a two-day passport for $75 or a Sunday-only passport for $60. Each winery will offer a unique tasting experience such as barrel samples, limited-edition wines or tastings with the winemaker, all accompanied by festive Cinco de Mayo fare. Participating wineries include Alpha Omega, Beaulieu Vineyard, Conn Creek Winery, Honig Vineyard & Winery, J. Moss, Peju Province, Piña Napa Valley, Raymond Vineyards, St. Supery Vineyards & Winery, Sawyer Cellars and Tres Sabores. “Who doesn’t love a fiesta?” says Regina Weinstein, Director of Marketing and Retail for Honig Vineyard & Winery. “This should be a good weekend for guests to come to Rutherford in the heart of the Napa Valley and enjoy great wines paired with wonderful food. We’re ready for a party!” As always, profits from the event will be donated to a local charity. Passports may be purchased online and will be available for pick-up at the Rutherford Grange on Saturday, May 5th. For more information or to purchase a passport, visit the website at www.rutherford-appellation-wineries.com.

About Rutherford Appellation Wineries
Rutherford Appellation Wineries was established as the direct to consumer marketing arm of the Rutherford Dust Society (www.rutherforddust.org) to educate the public about the significance of the Rutherford appellation as Napa Valley’s preeminent grape-growing area. This consumer-focused organization was created to promote the uniqueness of the area and encourage visitors to experience personally the quality of the wines produced in this special place.

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Visit Vezér Family Vineyards
Vezér Family Vineyards is one of the more picturesque and inviting of the Suisun Valley wine region. Owned by the famously friendly and welcoming Frank and Liz Vezér, the winery is a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of their more wellknown neighbors over the hill. With a climate that boasts of sundrenched days and sweet foggy nights, the grapes of the Vezér Family Vineyards enjoy near perfect growing conditions. Their winery is best known for the luscious Petite Sirah that they produce, as well as their hearty, fruit-forward Zinfandel and a little known, but magnificent blend, La Salette. While lacking the big name appellation, these wines are by no means also-rans. In fact, the region is rated as the oldest and best in the State of California by the U.C Davis University. These are seriously good wines. The Vezér Family Vineyard tasting room is located in the tiny village of Mankas Corners. The town was originally established by a local miner in 1846. Hints of its old west history can be seen in the old general store and surrounding buildings. The tasting room is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. The ten dollar tasting fee is waived with a wine purchase. But, to really get the most out of your visit, opt for their VIP Barrel Blend Tour. At a bargain price of $35, this tour is well worth the extra investment.

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The Napa Back Road
It’s a Silver Celebration for 2012 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee
The 2012 Solano Wine & Food Jubilee will celebrate its 25th anniversary when the event returns to the Nut Tree Complex in Vacaville on April 27. In honor of this silver celebration, event organizers promise an array of enhancements that should make the Wine & Food Jubilee – already Solano County’s must-do social event of the year – an even hotter ticket to obtain. The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee is the primary fund-raising event for the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, and over the past 24 years the gala affair has raised more than $2 million. These funds have enabled NorthBay to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care for the terminally ill, allowing these patients – and their families – to live their final days as peacefully and as comfortably as possible. The Jubilee, as the area’s premiere food and wine tasting event, will offer ticket-holders an opportunity to spend hours tasting an array of sweet and savory foods from the region’s most notable restaurants and food merchants, paired with pourings from numerous top-flight wineries and breweries. There are also several exciting new 25th anniversary twists planned, including a raffle with $35,000 in cash and prizes. The top prize in the raffle is an Electra Glide Ultra Limited motorcycle in Vivid Black donated by Harley-Davidson ($23,999 MSRP), and $11,000 in additional cash prizes. Making this deal even more enticing is the “buy two, get the third free” offer. The 2012 Silent Auction is sure to include many “25-themed” items, including such things as signed movie posters, an entire start-up wine cellar, sporting event tickets, exotic jewelry, artwork, travel opportunities and wine-tasting events. The Time Bandits, the area’s most popular and in-demand band, returns for the 2012 event. This nine-piece rhythm and blues and rock band is known for their mastery of dance tunes from the ‘70s to today, and they may be joined by several special guests. As in the past, the event will be held under an enormous tent, through a joint arrangement with Total Home & Garden Show. This year, the show will be held at the Nut Tree the weekend before the Jubilee, from April 20 to 22. This large venue means there will be plenty of food, wine and brew vendors on hand. Organizers will also offer a limited number of “VIP Table for Eight” packages that include many of the benefits afforded VIP ticket-holders – early admittance, special treats on arrival, and access to the “VIP Lounge” – for $1,000. This reserved package must be purchased before March 23, 2012. The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee’s Presenting Sponsors for 2012 are Patt & Al Shaw, Dr. Lee Freeman, Burger King Restaurants, Gold’s Gym, Iron Steed Harley-Davidson and the Nut Tree. The event benefits NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement, which provides its services to all regardless of their ability to pay, and includes access to an integrated program of physical, emotional and spiritual care for the terminally ill. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and for a minimum of $1,000 a sponsor can enjoy early entrance to the Jubilee, an invitation to a private reception at the event, hotel accommodations and limousine service. The Solano Wine & Food Jubilee, a black tie-optional affair (denim discouraged), gets under way at the Nut Tree Complex beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, for those ages 21 and over, must be purchased in advance and are $75 each, or $100 at the door, if still available. To purchase tickets, call (707) 646-3133, or go online at www.wineandfoodjubilee.org.

Don’t Miss Suisun Valley Wine Country
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!

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MATERRA open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. thursday through Sunday or by appointment 1426 Main Street, St. helena (707) 244-4600 | www.materrawines.com

Napa Valley’s newest tasting room is doing things the “Old Napa” way with an emphasis on the land and pure expressions of its fruit in a relaxed, comfortable setting. While founded a short five years ago in 2007, the beginnings of the Cunat family’s desire to produce great wines stretch back to the 1960s, when co-founder Brian Cunat worked on a farm and dreamed of a life centered on the land. Years later, the successful land developer and youngest-ever Kiwanis International president and his brother, John, turned to the Napa Valley after tasting great wines in other highly regarded viticultural areas around the world. The goal would be to produce the best wines possible through honoring the land, which is where the name “Materra” – literally “Mother Earth” – comes from. The land they settled on is in the heart of the Oak Knoll District, which is one of the newest-recognized viticulture areas in the Valley, and it was delineated as a distinctly separate locale for winegrowing because of its difference from Valley spots to both the north and south. OKD never gets to the vine-punishing temperatures of the north Valley, nor does it recieve the potentially vinedamaging frosts of the regions on the Bay. Its balance allows for the winery to produce a range of bottlings. The family is involved at all levels, with daughter Neena Cunat Heitz managing the new tasting room and her sister, Amie, doing creative design work for the releases. The Cunats have also brought together a team of Valley veterans to help create dreams-come-to-life. Winemaker Bruce Regalia brings his experiences with Duckhorn, Goldeneye, and Madrigal; Winemaker Mike Trujillo is past president and winemaker for Sequoia Grove and his own label, Karl Lawrence; and Vineyard Manager Chris Madrigal brings his family’s seventy-fiveyear history to bear on acreage of the OKD property, guaranteeing Bruce and Mike have the best starting conditions possible – great wines can only come from great grapes, after all. The winery currently offers seven releases, four red and three white. You can taste 2007 and 2008 Cabernets; 2007 and 2008 Merlots; and 2010 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and rare-for-Napa Viognier. The wines show off their origins, with the reds especially displaying a recognizable similarity while allowing for vintage differences. Open Thursday through Sunday plus by appointment the rest of the week, the Materra tasting room is next to the Wydown Hotel on Main Street in St. Helena. The intimate tasting lounge has a homey feel to it, with many of the furniture pieces coming from the Cunats themselves. Besides a tasting bar with counter, there is an area for sitdown tasting at the Cunat’s dining room table and a lounge area with a couch and leather chairs, giving great views of the St. Helena world going about its business outside the window. Neena presents a comfortable, self-paced enjoyment of the wines, for sure. As you can see, the wines currently in bottle and their family-inspired surroundings evince a belief in the power of nurturing what is most important in the world of wine: emphasis on the land, emphasis on enjoyment. Anything else just gets in the way. Go check out Materra’s place and taste for yourself – you’ll be glad you did. Cheers!

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Women for WineSense Grand Event – Sip the Wine, Savor the Moment, Share the Experience
In its 22nd year, Women for WineSense holds its biennial Grand Event on May 4-6 in the Napa Valley. Attracting participants from across the United States, wine professionals and enthusiasts pack this sell-out event of 250 seats at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena. Attendees enjoy behind-the-scenes knowledge of winery operations at some of Napa’s most premier wineries. They will also enjoy vertical tastings with Cathy Corison, food and wine pairings with Andrea Immer Robinson, and panels on transitioning your career into the wine industry and millienal wine professionals who grew up in winemaking families. A Welcome Reception at Robert Mondavi Winery kicks off the three-day event with a Grand Tasting. On Saturday choose from 15 winery tours and exclusive Vintner Dinners from Idell Family Vineyards, Linked Vineyards and Raymond Vineyards. At the CIA on Sunday, the day is filled with educational seminars, the WWS luncheon, Women in Wine awards, and the always-popular silent auction. Attendance is limited. Registration offers inclusive All-Access Passesare $260 members; $310 nonmember. Single-day prices are also available. Proceeds from the event will underwrite Women for WineSense educational programs, activities and professional networking opportunities for women in the wine industry. For more information visit www.wwsgrandevent.org

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JUDD’S HILL open daily for tastings and tours by appointment 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the last tasting is 3 p.m.) 2332 Silverado trail a mile north of napa (707) 255-2332 • www.juddshill.com, facebook & twitter

Visiting Judd’s Hill Winery in the Napa Valley is an adventure. It’s in a beautiful setting, to be sure, with a stream surrounded by trees, a flock of Rhode Island Reds, a vegetable garden by the country-fashioned winery and vines everywhere. Then there are the wines. As ukulele-playing proprietor and winemaker Judd Finkelstein has said, “A big part of our winemaking philosophy is to let the fruit be the showcase. Our style is to have wines with true varietal characteristics with just a nuance of the underlying oak. I feel that we just guide it along in an artful way and try not to overly manipulate it.” Today, the winery offers ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Old Vine Zinfandel and Old Vine Petite Sirah plus Sauvignon Blanc, a Rosé, a Napa Valley Chardonnay and ‘Magic’, a small lot red wine blend. “One of the reasons our Cabernets have become so sought after is their elegant style, a style that showcases the true nature of the grape,” Judd said. “It’s an approachable wine – in fact all of our wines are very drinkable when released, though they have enough depth so they can be cellared for years.” Then there is their microcrush program. That’s when someone can bring in their own grapes, or use grapes provided, and the winery turns that fruit into wine under the customer’s own direction and label, anywhere from a single barrel to perhaps 15. “The diversity that comes with custom crushing adds to the energy at the winery. People use their wine for almost anything, very often for home use and gifting. It’s a great experience for everyone involved,” said marketing and sales director Devin Joshua. “We have almost 100 custom crush clients that use our state-of-the-art facility. We pride ourselves on being very flexible, and in working hard to accommodate our clients. On a smaller scale, there is also our Bottle Blending Day Camp where our guests craft their own blends to bottle and take home the same day.” Kenn Vigoda shares winemaking responsibility with Judd. Asked about last year’s harvest the experienced veteran said, “With the cool wet weather in 2011 the wines from that vintage will have lower alcohol, which is not a bad thing at all.” And 2012? “It’s way too early to say … We have not had as much rain so far, but we have had plenty in past years so we’ll be okay. Let’s just say I’m optimistic.” If you want to try the Judd’s Hill Wine, call ahead and plan a visit for a seated tasting of five special wines, where you are gently educated about them and the Judd’s Hill philosophy of winemaking around a long table in a private room just a few feet from the working part of the winery. It is all part of that Judd’s Hill adventure.

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YOUNTVILLE
Chef Richard Reddington Opens Redd Wood
Acclaimed chef of Michelin-starred Redd presents casual, wine country pizzeria
Acclaimed chef Richard Reddington of the Michelin-starred restaurant Redd, recently introduced his latest venture, Redd Wood. Centrally located in the idyllic town of Yountville, the highly anticipated Redd Wood is a casual wine country pizzeria featuring wood-fired pizzas and pastas and a locally diverse and approachable wine list, amid a contemporary, industrialchic design. Former Redd chef Jacob Kossman joins Reddington in Redd Wood’s open kitchen to present an approachable, daily-changing menu focused on wood-burning oven-baked pizzas, house-made pastas and seasonally-inspired side and main dishes. Sample menu items include warm olives ($5); romaine, anchovy, lemon, garlic, crouton ($10); pizzas such as: oregano, garlic and chili (no cheese) ($10); fresh mozzarella and basil ($11); prosciutto cotto, Brussels sprouts, tellagio, red onion ($14); sausage, broccoli, chili, pickled peppers ($15); and pastas including: pappardelle, rabbit, savoy cabbage, parmesan ($16); and lamb bolognese, arancini, tapenade ($18). From the dedicated charcuterie room comes Redd Wood’s house-cured prosciutto and salumi. As with Redd, winner of a Michelin star for six consecutive years, Redd Wood reflects the dedication of a chef who, after spending 15 years in some of the best kitchens in the U.S. and Europe, has found the ideal balance of serious food and unpretentious environment. Named “Rising Star” by San Francisco Chronicle’s Michael Bauer in 1998, and “Best Rising Chef” by San Francisco Magazine in 2003. At Redd Wood, Chef Reddington teams up with highly-regarded St. Helena-based interior designer Erin Martin of Erin Martin Design to create a decidedly unique wine country restaurant. Layering raw elements of unfinished stone, steel, glass and wood, Martin creates texture while providing a warm, neutral color palette. All boldlyscaled, custom-fabricated pieces sit side-by-side, one-of-akind salvaged objects for an overall design that is simultaneously modern rustic and comfortable. In the dining room, which seats 40, exposed, rich cocoa-colored wooden lathe lining walls, mismatched chairs and curious found objects create an impression of spontaneity and a comfortable, relaxed ambiance. Tufted leather banquettes and provocative hand-written quotes inscribed surreptitiously throughout the space inspire comfortable conversation among dining guests. A central white stone wine table anchored from above by a large brass-dipped buoy draws focus to the thoughtfullycurated wine list created by master sommelier William Sherer. Focusing on interesting, approachably-priced local wines, Redd Wood also offers a larger, more encompassing reserve list upon request. Redd Wood is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Redd Wood is located at 6755 Washington Street in Yountville. For more information, visit the website at www.redd-wood.com or call (707) 299-5030.

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Calistoga Balloons – Lighter Than Air Experience
Unique Flight Routes – Calistoga’s Only Hot Air Balloons
Calistoga Hot Air Balloons is the only hot air balloon company to fly from scenic Calistoga, California and the northern end of California’s Napa Valley on a regular basis. Flights are more rural in nature, providing pristine views of the Napa Valley from a hot air balloon. A unique flight experience is guaranteed, combining close-up looks of Calistoga-specific views. Experience the amazing Old Faithful Geyser (one of the only three in the world, the geyser has erupted seven times in one flight) and the dramatic Palisade Cliffs of Napa Valley, as well as spectacular views of world-renown landmarks like Mt. St. Helena, the tallest mountain in the Napa Valley. You’ll float over famous vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley including Clos Pegase, Sterling Vineyards, Frank Family Vineyards, Charles Krug Winery and the Napa Valley castle of “Castello di Amorosa.” You’ll also see Château Montelena, the winery featured in the movie Bottle Shock. Calistoga is a unique destination whose vistas will remain with you long after you land. You simply cannot experience this journey anywhere else or with any other hot air balloon company.

Experienced Pilots Behind the Burners
Chief pilot and owner Bob Allen of Calistoga Balloons and his crew are dedicated to your safety and enjoyment. Calistoga Hot Air Balloons of Napa Valley employ the highest standards and best practices of hot air ballooning to ensure you have a relaxing, safe experience whether you are a first time balloonist or frequent flier. Calistoga Hot Air Balloons of Napa Valley is a certified hot air balloon service and works directily with a repair facility with comprehensive knowledge of the maintenance and repair of hot air balloons. Pilot Bob Allen has been hot air ballooning for more than 30 years. Bob started flying with fixed wing aircraft, and became involved with lighter than air flying in the 1970s. Bob guarantees you the safest, most tranquil flight possible. Also flying for more than 30 years, Jimmy Marshall is one of the most experienced and reliable hot air balloon pilots in the Napa Valley. Jimmy brings a warm smile and skillful knowledge to every flight he pilots. Float over the magnificent north end of Napa Valley and let the breeze usher you along scenic grapevine corridors and the most majestic mountain vistas in the world. Calistoga Hot Air Balloons has a trusted reputation and years

of experience providing guests a safe and unforgettable journey into the heavens. Call now and make your dreams of flight come true today! For reservations or more information, call 1-888-995-7700 or go to www.calistogaballoons.com.

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Coppola’s ‘Wine Wonderland’ 2012 Season Opens
Francis Ford Coppola Winery Park Now Offering Enhanced ‘Cabine’ Packages, Swim Classes and More Tasting Experiences
Francis Ford Coppola Winery opened their outdoor Winery Park for the 2012 season on March 30th. Francis Ford Coppola’s “Wine Wonderland” is open weekends only (Friday-Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and beginning Memorial Day weekend on May 25th, the park will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through September 30th. In October, the park will remain open on weekends, weather dependent. This unique destination winery in Northern California’s Alexander Valley offers something enjoyable for people of all ages: a 3,600-square-foot swimming pool, private cabines (European-style personal changing rooms), a performing arts pavilion, bocce courts, gaming tables and two delicious dining options including RUSTIC, Francis’s Favorites and the Pool Cafe. With more than forty wines produced and available onsite, guests can tour the facility, visit Francis’s Movie Gallery and partake in various wine tasting experiences. Among the new 2012 season offerings are enhanced cabine packages which may now be reserved in advance throughout the season. Day-long cabine packages, priced at $125 for General Admission and $100 for members of Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Wine Family ($100 / $90 Monday-Thursday in June and September), include four pool passes, up to four lounge chairs, the use of four towels, two complimentary wine tasting flights plus two surprise tastes of exclusive wines and two Francis Ford Coppola Winery commemorative water bottles. Reservations may be made by calling (707) 857-1471. Guest Reception associates will offer Winery Park visitors assistance with cabine rentals and will help to book tastings and tours, make reservations for RUSTIC, purchase limited daily pool passes and provide information on the current day’s schedule of activities. New for the 2012 season, guests can now sign up for early morning group and private swim class sessions throughout July and August. Adding to the fun is a full calendar of unique tasting experiences. Tasting in the Dark is an adventurous two-hour wine tasting that explores how flavors and aromas in wine are accentuated when they are experienced in complete darkness. This sensory tasting experience will take place throughout the spring and summer on April 21, May 20, June 16, July 22 and August 11. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Guest Reception at (707) 857-1471. Coming soon will be smoothie tastings for children. For more information, visit www.FrancisCoppolaWinery.com or call (707) 857-1471. Schedule updates can also be found on the winery’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CoppolaWine.

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LOXTON CELLARS
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LOXTON CELLARS open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11466 Dunbar road (also known as highway 12) a few miles from the charming, historic village of glen ellen (707) 935-7221 | www.loxtonwines.com | facebook and twitter

There is no doubt that the focus at Loxton Cellars is about, wine and more wine. The building it occupies is not a villa, a hacienda or a modernist creation. Instead think semi-industrial, set on a property surrounded by hundreds of acres of mature vines. Inside there are two large barrel cellars. In one the tasting bar takes up one corner while the remainder of the space is full of – what else? – oak barrels. The other side, accessed by a door next to the tasting bar, opens into a room full of more barrels and a table for tasting. Relatively new to this well-respected winery, are the Vineyard Walks. Often led by proprietor and winemaker Chris Loxton, it starts with a tour of the vineyards and a discussion of the soils, the vines themselves and varietal types. This is followed by further discussion and a private tasting at that cellar table. You will need to make a reservation for this option. Chris Loxton is an Australian whose family has been grape growers Down Under for years. “I’m the fourth generation of my family to be in the wine business, but I am the first one to be a winemaker the first three were growers,” he said recently, sitting with his back go a row of barrels signing bottles of his wine. He signs one bottle in each case for those who buy twelve bottles. “Being a small winery, this something we can do, and people seem to really appreciate the effort.” Loxton Cellars is known for their excellent Zinfandel a refreshing Chardonnay, Dry Rosé and a stellar Port, and the small lots of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Late Harvest Zin, but what they are most famous for is the Syrah they produce. While you visit and taste you will find that, as far as they concerned, you can call it Syrah, or you can go the Australian route and call it Shiraz. Even though the grape was thought to originate in the town of Shiraz in Persia centuries ago, the Australians seem to be fond of that spelling; the French also lay claim to it, and call it Syrah. At Loxton they don’t split geographic or cultural hairs; they call it both Shiraz and Syrah, with the pronouncement, “What’s the difference.” They just think that Shiraz drinks best a little earlier, while vineyard designate Syrah can be aged with excellent results. But you can visit and see for yourself.

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Wilsons Purchase Pezzi King Vineyards, Healdsburg
Ken and Diane Wilson, proprietors of Wilson Winery in Dry Creek Valley and Wilson Artisan Wineries of Healdsburg, are pleased to announce the purchase of Pezzi King Vineyards, a 137-acre estate on West Dry Creek Road in Healds- Ken and Diane Wilson burg, from Jim and Cynthia Rowe. “I’ve always admired Jim Rowe and the Pezzi King wines, especially the estate Zinfandels. Pezzi King changed the way we looked at Zinfandel and turned the local winemaking world upside down with its 1995 Zin. Its rich, jammy, and fruit-forward style became the new standard of excellence in Zins,” said Ken. Pezzi King is an ideal match for the Wilson family’s style of producing small quantities of high-end, handcrafted wines that rely on personal relationships with their clientele through private wine club participation. The heart of the purchase remains the vineyards – 65 acres of world-class Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon – which defines the Wilson commitment of producing only the finest wines possible. The Wilsons plan to retain the Pezzi King name, winemaker Chris Barrett, other employees, and the tasting room, which is currently located in Healdsburg. Special attention will be provided to the extensive wine club membership to assure ongoing commitment to value and quality. The Wilson Artisan Wineries include five Sonoma County wineries – Wilson Winery and Mazzocco-Sonoma in Dry Creek Valley, Matrix in Russian River Valley, deLorimier and Soda Rock in Alexander Valley – and Jaxon Keys in Mendocino County. The Wilsons also own extensive mountain vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Celebrate Earth Day early at Rodney Strong Vineyards April 21
Explore sustainable vineyard practices, with Ryan Decker, the sustainable viticulture specialist at Rodney Strong Vineyards. Walk with Ryan through the estate vineyard at Rodney Strong to explore the following topics: soil management, water conservation techniques, cover crops, pest management and how to work with nature to achieve quality. Optional winery tour and tasting immediately following. Call Linda at (707) 433-0904 to reserve your spot, limited to 20 people. Weather dependent, will be cancelled in the case of rain.

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WINE TASTING, SALES & HOME ACCESSORIES – 12 Wineries – One Great Place
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Artist Robert Benson at the Charles Creek Tasting Room & Gallery
Local watercolor artist Robert Benson is showcasing new works at the Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room & Gallery, on the square in downtown Sonoma, through May 31st 2012. While colorful scenes enliven the walls, delicious Charles Creek wines, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Tempranillo will delight the taste buds. Sip and view daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more than 10 years, Robert Benson has been a steady presence on the Sonoma Valley art scene. He currently resides in Kenwood and has built a strong body of Northern California landscapes including vineyard and still life scenes. He considers commissions for watercolor portraits of exceptional homes, gardens and commercial properties. His new works reflect an expanded range of new subject matter, and even greater painting skill level, inspired by his recent months of private study with master watercolorist, Dick Cole. Past shows have included solo exhibitions at various Sonoma County wineries and art venues, including The Fig Cafe, Art at the Source Open Studios Tour in Sebastopol, and Artist Showcase series at the Plaza Arts Center in Healdsburg. In January 2009, he sold eight framed pieces for installation at the Mayacama Golf Club Residences. “ Pomegranate Party,” an original watercolor was accepted into the 2011 California Watercolor Association’s Annual National exhibit in Ross. Specializing in high-quality Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (as well as microscopic quantities of Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Sangiovese and Tempranillo) from great vineyard sources, Charles Creek Vineyard produces wines that are fruit driven, food friendly and easily paired with the courses of a meal. The winery tasting room is conveniently situated in a charming 1890s era storefront on

the historic Sonoma Plaza. In addition wine tasting and sales, the tasting room also provides space to show the work of local artists. The Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room and Gallery, open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is located at 483 First St. West, on the historic Plaza in downtown Sonoma. For more information, call (707) 935-3848 or email alan@charlescreek.com.

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Santa Rosa Rockers Invade Songwriters in Sonoma
A trio of Santa Rosa rockers will invade the Meadowcroft Wines’ tasting room for an acoustic evening of music and song for the April installment of the successful music series, Songwriters in Sonoma. Guy Henry, Josh Staples and Emily Jane White will perform on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Meadowcroft Wines tasting room at 23574 Arnold Drive/Hwy 121 in the Cornerstone Sonoma community. The monthly songwriter’s series is produced by Meadowcroft Wines and sponsored by the Sonoma-based website MusicNomad.com The shows are booked and hosted by Gerard Serafini, owner of Sonoma Valley Music who also provides the sound and lighting for the shows. Tickets are $10 per person and available by calling the tasting room at (707) 934-4090 or on the website at www.meadowcroftwines.com. In addition to the music and a full menu of wine selections, cheese platters with charcuterie are offered for purchase as well as a selection from Chef Darby’s Hot Pot. The March Hot Pot special of Irish stew was a sell-out! Guy Henry has been an active member of the Santa Rosa music scene for seven years, playing solo and in numerous musical acts such as Low Five, The Iditarod, and Starskate. Guy Henry has been nominated for the 2012 Emerging Visual Artist Awards through the Sonoma County ArtsCouncil. It is his third consecutive nomination. Singer-songwriter-musician Josh Staples is a member of two top Santa Rosa bands, the New Trust and The Velvet Teen. The New Trust has released three albums, all of which were predominately written by Staples. Additionally, he has played as a session musician on more than 30 different recording projects in the North Bay Area. Raised in Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast, Emily Jane White has recorded three albums: Dark Undercoat, Victorian America and the most recent, Ode to Sentience, where she draws upon finger picked folk, traditional country, classical music and rock. The Meadowcroft Family of Wines includes the Meadowcroft, Thomas Henry, and Foyt Family labels. The tasting room is located within the Cornerstone Sonoma (www.cornerstonesonoma.com) complex that features 24 world class gardens, art galleries and cutting edge design shops all set among acres of vineyards. Meadowcroft Wines is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The venue is available for private parties, private tastings, wine dinners and other events. With plenty of free parking at Cornerstone Sonoma, the area is a perfect setting for any type of event, both indoors or outdoors. For information or to make reservations, call (707) 934-4090. MusicNomad.com (www.musicnomad.com) is where musicians go to find a home. Music Nomad is a musician’s advocate organization that strives to help make sense of the vast and fragmented music industry by researching, interviewing, reviewing and ranking thousands of companies within the music industry and filtering the ones that can truly be of help to musicians. MusicNomad.com is a free service and focuses on fighting for the independent musician. Sonoma Valley Music (www.sonomavalleymusic.com) is Sonoma’s retail music store providing instruments, service, rentals and repairs. They also have support equipment such as sound systems and PA gear for shows and events. Their personal service is what sets Sonoma Valley Music apart from the rest.

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Hopland’s Spring Passport Weekend is May 5-6
Gateway to Mendocino County Serves Up Local Wines and Seasonal Foods
The twenty-first Hopland Passport Weekend takes place Saturday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 6th. At the gateway to Mendocino County, the small-town hospitality showcases the region’s finest limitedproduction, estate wines served up with an array of local and seasonal dishes. A full description of the weekend entertainment, menus, lodging and tickets is available at Destination Hopland’s new website, www.DestinationHopland.com. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, sixteen local wineries will pour new and library wines paired with fresh, homegrown foods – grass-fed beef and wild rice salad, grilled tri-tip smoked over oak barrel staves, wood-fired pizza piled with prosciutto and fresh greens. Tickets to the event are $45 in advance, $55 the day of the event, and entitle Passport holders to enjoy the local abundance, specially discounted wine sales, door prizes, art exhibits and musical entertainment. Designated drivers are admitted at no charge. Shuttle service is offered door-to-door from local hotels on Saturday only, for a $20 fee. The shuttles will circulate to the participating wineries throughout the day, at 30-minute intervals. Participating wineries include Brutocao Cellars, Campovida, Cesar Toxqui Cellars, Graziano Family of Wines, Jaxon Keys Winery, Jeriko Estate, McDowell Valley Vineyards, McFadden Vineyard, McNab Ridge Winery, Milano Winery, Nelson Family Vineyards, Parducci Wine Cellars, Rack & Riddle, Saracina, Terra Sávia and Weibel Family Vineyards. For more information, contact Destination Hopland Association at 1-800-564-2582 or visit www.DestinationHopland.com.

Earth Day 2012 Family Festival at BARRA of Mendocino
Bring the whole family to BARRA of Mendocino’s “Earth Day Family Festival” on April 14th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join BARRA of Mendocino for a tour of their certified organic vineyard and enjoy complimentary food and wine pairings. Learn about organic winemaking and meet local farmers and vendors displaying their earth-friendly goods. Experience art, music and locally sourced foods. Bring your kids in for face painting, hands-on interaction with animals from the farm and other activities that will delight their imaginations. Ride your bike to the event and receive a 20% discount on all wine and merchandise. Bring in your natural wine corks and receive a 10% discount. This is a fun event for the whole family! Set on 50 acres of beautiful vineyard surroundings planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, the Barra winery is an architectural phenomenon that dates back to the 1970s when it was built as the tasting room for Weibel Champagne Cellars (the building itself resembles an upside down champagne glass!). The sprawling 5,000 square foot tasting room highlights 40 foot ceilings, a circular tasting bar, indoor fountain and gift shop. Bring a lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon in the beautiful gardens and picnic area. BARRA of Mendocino is at 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley. For more information, contact Katrina Kessen at (707) 485-0322 or email katrina@barraofmendocino.com.

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Wine Tasting in
On behalf of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation, you are invited to the 18th annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction, Winemaking a Difference, on May 5. This event continues to aid local organizations that improve the lives of children in the community. This year, the auction will help provide healthcare, food and arts education for local children by supporting ValleyCare Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit, Open Heart Kitchen’s School Lunch Program, Bankhead Theater’s Youth Programs and Livermore Valley Education Foundation’s Arts Education Programs. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $3.5 million dollars for worthwhile local organizations. The 2012 Wine Auction will be a stunning evening, black tie optional, featuring local wines, a fabulous dinner and exciting live music. The event will be in the Barrel Room at the Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, and 350 guests are expected. The live and silent auction will feature spectacular packages,

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visit www.LVWF .org. Livermore Valley Wine Country is a visitor's haven where you'll enjoy irresistible wine country hospitality. As the winemakers, friends and family who founded our 40 plus beautiful wineries, we invite you to come taste our award-winning wines, visit our friendly tasting rooms, and experience our enthusiasm for making all of our guests feel like old friends. Livermore Valley is only minutes from San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek and Oakland.

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TREASURE ISLAND
Zinfandel, Syrah, Tempranillo, Petite Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Gewürtraminer and Chardonnay among others. Enjoy unique activities at each winery from special food parings, music, raffles and drawings, barrel tastings and, as a Passport guest, most wineries will offer special discounts on select wines and merchandise. Upon check-in at Bodega Wine Estates, you’ll receive your passport book and commemorative glass. The Wineries on Treasure Island will provide a hop-on hop-off shuttle to transport you among the wineries with a special valet service for your purchases. All participants must be 21 years or older. Designated drivers are encouraged and receive non-alcoholic beverages. This Wine Passport Sunday is limited to 300 guests so early ticket purchase is highly recommended. The event’s all day, all inclusive pass is $60.00. Early bird purchases up through April 15th are $40.00. For reservations and tickets go to LocalWineEvents.com, San Francisco Event Calendar under April 22nd or visit tipassport.eventbright.com.

Celebrate Extraordinary California Wines During Treasure Island Wineries’ Passport Event, April 22
Imagine 365 acres of man-created land just where the San Francisco skyline is its most spectacular. Now add a community of urban winemakers who have brought Sonoma and Napa County grapes to you and you’ve got yourself the ingredients for an all-toofun afternoon. However, the winemakers of Treasure Island will be taking the “fun” just one step further on April 22nd. Enjoy a quality afternoon as this wine-growing community comes together to celebrate the grape and the extraordinary fruit that defines California as an idyllic wine-producing region. The Treasure Island community of wineries has come together to offer a wine tasting Sunday with all the fixings. Passport guests will have wine tasting access to wineries including Knightswood Vineyards and Winery, Stein Family Wines, Hoffman Family Cellars, Fat Grape Winery, Kendric Vineyards, Sol Rouge, VIE, The WinerySF , Treasure Island Wines and Eristavi Family Winery. This amazing group of wineries has joined together to offer guests award-winning wines representing varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon,

TREASURE ISLAND WINERIES
BODEGA WINE ESTATES 751 13th Street at Avenue i, treasure island, San francisco fri, Sat and Sun from 1 to 6pm, 415-525-4154 Free tasting for two with ad A collection of family wineries – the venue promises a truly unique and enjoyable wine tasting experience with spectacular views of the City. Bring your lunch/picnic to enjoy with 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. THE WINERY SF 200 California Ave. Bldg 180 N, Treasure Island, Daily 12pm-5pm 415-SF -JUICE • www.winery-sf.com – The Winery SF brings the California wine experience to San Francisco. It's 20,000 sq. ft. winery, tasting room, and event center allows visitors to experience the winemaking process first-hand while enjoying award-winning wines from Napa, Sonoma, and beyond. Tours available by appointment.

Eristavi Family Wines – (at treasure isand Wines) Mon-fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm 95 9th Street and Ave i, treasure island, Sf; 415-394-9463 tue-Sun 12-5:30 pm Fat Grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco; 415-388-8318 opening Soon Hoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco Sol Rouge – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice open daily 12-5, tours by appointment Treasure Island Wines – Mon-fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm 95 9th Street and Ave i, treasure island, Sf; 415-394-9463 VIE – (at the Winery Sf) 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice open daily 12-5, tours by appointment

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Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Spring Passport, April 21
The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association invites you to enjoy the wineries of this extraordinary appellation! As a Passport holder, you are welcomed to explore this unique viticultural region and get acquainted with the incredible diversity of the wines and winemakers therein. Passport wineries will be open on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November. Most wineries are open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., (call to confirm) as well as during their regular hours. Each season brings something new to the vineyards; from pruning in the winter to crush in the fall, wineries are bustling with activity year-round! Passport is your opportunity to meet the talented winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains and to see where and how they produce some of the world’s great wines. Some of the wineries are not open to the public except on Passport days and many pour special wines or barrel samples on these days. A lot of these wines are simply not available anywhere else, so if you find a wine that you like, please buy a bottle or two. Without sales, these special tastings cannot take place. Many participating wineries are off the beaten path. For best results, use the map provided by Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers as a rough guide only and read the directions for each individual winery. At each winery you visit, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp. You must have your Passport with you in order to participate in the tasting. Passport benefits are good for one visit to each participating winery and are for use on designated Passport days only. Passports do not expire until each winery has been visited once. During Passport Day you can also enjoy discounts at local participating restaurants. Participating restaurants offer specials such as waived corkage on Santa Cruz Mountains Wines, 10% off on dinner and much, much more! Restaurant pages are located in the back section of each Passport. Although there is a prize for completing the Passport, the true reward is discovering and enjoying the great wines along the way. Take as long as you’d like. Completed Passports will be honored for as long as the program endures, hopefully for many, many years. Purchase a Passport for $45 donation by calling (831) 685-8463 or by going to the website at www.scmwa.com. Each Passport covers tasting room fees for one person at all participating wineries and is valid until completed. Passports are also available for purchase at any participating winery on Passport day, while supplies last. It is strongly recommended to call ahead to make sure they have Passports available. Each Passport requires a $45 donation which includes one visit to all participating wineries! The passport program is a limited invitation to visit private wineries that are not open to the general public. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled individuals, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Many wineries have limited access and parking. Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries your propose to visit and make arrangements. For participating wineries and restaurants, visit www.scmwa.com.

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Spring Passport on The Summit to Sea Wine Trail
Get out and explore the Mountains for Passport Day, where you’ll find a plethora of new wines to discover at the Summit to Sea Wineries. Burrell School has a special “Spring Fling” four-pack, chocolate truffle sampling and a close up view of the estate Chardonnay vines leafing out in all their green glory. Up at the top of the mountain, Loma Prieta will offer samples of Pinotage, that crazy-wild wine that Denzel Washington enjoys in “Safe House.” If you want to know what it smells like, come stick your nose in this! The 2009 and 2010 vintages of Pinotage have racked up a phenomenal 13 Gold or Platinum medals between them! The 2010 Pinotage just won gold at the New World Wine Competition. This is the 7th gold or better for this wine, and it's just a youngster. Poetic Cellars invites you to come taste the terroir of Livermore vs. Santa Cruz Mountains with a side by side of two Merlots. Move over Cabernet! There is nothing quite like a monster Merlot. Katy also invites you to taste her zingy springy new Zinfandel, and the everpopular smooth crooner, Serenade, a tasty blend of Cab and Syrah. Grab a few jars of Jeanne Jelly’s, made from Poetic Cellars fruit snatched from the fate of the crusher at harvest. They’re all plenty delicious! Try them on toast or brush them on pork chops or chicken before grilling. Pair with the related wine and you’ve got yourself a doubly delicious combo! Don’t forget Dancing Creek is open for Passport day at their Branciforte Creek location.

Springtime Wine Stroll in Saratoga Village
Perfect Mother’s Day Outing!
Dress up and wear your favoirte hat, then stroll through the beautiful streets of Saratoga for its annual Springtime Wine Stroll, Saturday, May 12, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wine will be available for tasting at more than 20 shops and restaurants. Live music, gourmet food, art, flowers and candy will also be available. Stop by the Chamber Bottle Booth to purchase your “new favorite” wines. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 the day of the event. Purchase tickets online at saratogachamber.org. For more information, call (408) 867-0753.

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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 by appointment 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 Winery – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5 Blankiet Estate – 2360 california Sr, Yountville; 707 963-2001 open by appt Mon-Sat 10-4 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 10:30-4:30 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 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 Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 open daily 10:30-5 David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190 open by appointment only

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DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARD
eSt. 1860 - JUSt 400 cASeS/YeAr ProDUceD

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

open 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 Eye Wine – 6595 gordon Valley rd, napa; 707 427-1600 open by appointment only Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 open by appointment 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 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 Inglenook – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161 open daily 10-5, appt recommended 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 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointment JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2332 open daily by appointment only 10-4 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juicebox – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 707 254-1212 open daily by appointment only 9-5 Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Winery open by appointment only Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 open by appointment only Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177 open by appointment only Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 open by appointment only Kelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000 open by appointment only Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849 open by appointment only Kenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004 thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667 open by appointment only Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572 open by appointment only

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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 by appointment only Luna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 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 MATERRA – 1426 Main Street, St. helena; 707 244-4600 call for hours 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 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 open daily 9-5 open daily 10-5 open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment open daily 10-5 open daily 10:30-6:30 open by appointment open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 open by appointment open daily 10-5 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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Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 open daily 10-4:30 Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004 open by appointment ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 open daily 10-5 Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-888-302-2575 By appointment Rudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577 open tues-Sat by appointment Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025 open by appointment Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353 open by appointment Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30 RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4 Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592 open Mon-Sat by appointment Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105 open by appointment Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889 open by appointment Savour Saint Helena – 649 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-5445 open daily 10-8 Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980 open by appointment only School House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240 open by appointment Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 open daily by appointment 10-4 Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882 open by appointment Sciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3 open by appointment only Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339 open by appointment SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 open daily 10:30-5 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877 open by appointment Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154 open by appointment Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990 fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointment Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930 open by appointment only Silver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5 Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569 fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by appt Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 open daily 10-5 Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391 open by appointment Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283 open by appointment Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848 open by appointment SOMERSTON RANCH TASTING ROOM – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 Daily 10am-10pm SOMERSTON VINEYARDS – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4 Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757 open by appointment Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134 open by appointment Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188 open by appointment ST. CLEMENT
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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, Mon, Wed, thu, Sat 12-6, fri 12-8 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 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

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS
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 Wed-Sat 11-6 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 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 – 9077 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9169 Wed-Sun 10:30-5 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 Bedarra Vineyards – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30 Benovia Winery – 3339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441 open by appointment only Benziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 888 490-2739 open daily 10-5 Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 Blue Rock Vineyards – cloverdale; 707 481-0867 open by appointment only Bonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter) Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5 Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal BRYTER Estates – 25 east napa St, Suite e, Sonoma; 707 501-8272 tues-Sun 11-6 Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726 open by appointment only Buena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5 C. Donatiello – Poured at Vin couture: 322 healdsburg Ave c, healdsburg; 707 431-1011 open by appointment only Cahill Winery – 4950 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-1335 Mon-fri 9-4, Sat-Sun 10-5 Camellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6 Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457 open by appointment only Carol Shelton – 3354-B coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 575-3441 open by appointment, 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, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-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 CHANDELLE WINERY – at the cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6 CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6 Charles Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 open by appointment only Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 open by appointment fri 10 & 2 Chateau Diana – 6195 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 open daily 11-5 Chateau Felice – 322 healdsburg Avenue, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 thu-Sun 11-10 CHATEAU ST. 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A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1385 open by appointment only Acorn Winery – 12040 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-6440 open by appointment only Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 open by appointment only – 481 1st Street, Sonoma; 707 939-9099 Daily 11-7 Adrian Fog – healdsburg; 707 431-1174 open by appointment only Akoma Zoume – 3030 cavedale rd, glen ellen; 707 996-1787 open by appointment only Albini Family Vineyards – 886 Jensen ln, Windsor; 707 838-9249 open by appointment only ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, healdsburg; 800 405-5987 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7209 open daily 10-5 Amista Vineyards – 3320 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9200 open daily 11-4:30 AMOROSA BELLA – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-7767 open daily 11-4:30 Anaba Wines – 60 Bonneau rd, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 open daily 10:30-5:30 Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 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; 707 433-2400 open by appointment only Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30 Atascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 824-8204 open by appointment only Audelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 933-8514 open daily 11-5

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8555 Sonoma highway, Kenwood www.chateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572 Christie Vineyards – 851 limerick lane, healdsburg; 707 431-0662 open by appointment only CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-2001 open daily 11-5 Picnic Area Clarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 open by appointment only Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle two rock rd, Petaluma; 707 766-7466 open by appointment only Claypool Cellars – 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Ste 500 , Sebastopol; 707 861-9358 Sat-Sun 1-5 or by appt CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4000 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; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, 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

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Coturri Winery – 6725 enterprise rd, geln ellen; 707 525-9125 open by appointment only D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2900 llano rd, Santa rose; 707 795-7052 open by appointment only D’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5 Dashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Da Vero – 766 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 11-4:30t Del Carlo – 4939 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 484-2430 open by appointment only DE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5 DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 800 546-7718 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 Downtown Wine Cellars – 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5 Draxton Wines – 4001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 open daily 10:30-5 DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, 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 DUNAH VINEYARDS – at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 open 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 open 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; 800 994-2454 open daily 10:30-5:30 Ehret Winery – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 open daily 12-6 Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 996-1364 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 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; 888 433-6555 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-feb closed tu-We FAVERO VNYDS – 3939 lovall Valley rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939 open by appointment only – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal FERRARI-CARANO
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FOYT FAMILY WINES – Poured at Meadowcroft Wine:, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6 Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1400 open daily 11-6 Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-6937 open by appointment only Freestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 Daily 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 Gann Family – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 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 Glen Lyon Vineyards – Sonoma; 707 833-0032 open daily 11-6 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 only Gourmet Au Bay – 913 hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-thu 11-7 Graton Ridge – 3561 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 fri-Mon 10-4:30 Gunfighter – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, Sonoma; 707 938-5277 open daily 11-4:30 GUERRERO FERNANDEZ – at cellar Door: 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6 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; 707 996-3860 open by appointment only Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli road, forestville; 707 887-8011 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 Mon-thu 11:30-4:30, fi-Sun 11:30-5, closed Wed Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 open daily 10-5 Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 open daily 12-6 Hawley Wines – 6387 W Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2705 open by appointment only Haywood Winery – 25 east napa St, Ste c; 707 933-3001 open daily 11-6 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 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5 Holdredge – 51 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-4 Hook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30 HOP KILN WINERY HKG ESTATE WINES honoring the Past, handcrafting the future
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6050 Westside road, healdsburg (707) 433-6491, hopKilnWinery.com Hudson Street Wineries – 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 Icaria Creek Winery – 27750 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707 486-9623 open by appointment only IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, 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; 707 293-9576 fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt. Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360 coffey ln Suite e, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30 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

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 Fisher Vineyards – 6200 St.helena rd; 707 539-7511 open by appointment only Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661x32 open by appointment Foggy Valley – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5 Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 11-5 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

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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 JAMES FAMILY – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 JAQK CELLARS – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal 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 11-4 John Tyler Wines – 4353 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123 open daily 10:30-5 Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250 open by appointment only JOSEPH JEWELL – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 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 or by appt Kaz Winery – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5 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 Kelley & Young – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 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 Kings Hill Cellars – 3404 Kings hill rd, Santa rosa; 707 538-0704 open by appointment only Kokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30 Korbel Champagne Cellars – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5 Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 536-1532 open by appointment only Kunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-5 La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 800 314-1762 open daily 10:30-5:30 La Czar Vineyards – 7870 giusti rd, forestville; 707 887-3400 open by appointment only Lago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Lake Sonoma Winery – Poured at Valley of the Moon: 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 800 750-9463 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 LA SIRENA – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 Lasseter Family – 1 Vintage Way, glen ellen; 707 933-2814 fri-Mon 11 & 2 by appt only Laurel Glen – 14301 Arnold Dr Suite 5, glen ellen; 707 933-9877 open by appointment only 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; 954 401-0096 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 Magnolia Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780 open by appointment only Macrae Family – Poured 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; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6 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; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6 Marimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4 Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, Windsor; 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 at 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 – Poured 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 11-5 • 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 rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499 open by appointment only MOONDANCE CELLARS
Formerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars produces small lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured by the winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery. Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)

Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday 707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcome MOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30 Mountain Terraces – glen ellen; 707 481-7377 open by appointment only Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148 Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4:30 or by appt Mueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4 Munselle Vineyards – 3763 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-9988 open by appointment only Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 499-7644 open daily 10:30-5:30 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6 Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 942-6180 open by appointment only Nalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Sat 12-5 & by appt Nicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6 Novy Family – 981 Airway ct, Ste e & f, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3 Notables – 11020 eastside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8460 open by appointment only Occidental Road Cellars – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9400 open Sat 1-4 or by appt Old World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 490-6696 open by appointment only Optima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222 open by appointment only ORCHARD STATION WINERY – at Moondance cellars: 14301 Arnold Dr, 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: 21002 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30

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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 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 by appointment only 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 n, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111 open by appointment only Peterson – 4791 Dry creek rd Bldg 7, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 By appointment Sat-Sun 11-4:30 Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Petroni Vineyards – 990 cavedale road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 open by appointment Pezzi King Vnyds – 3225 W Dry creek rd, 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 Bass Winery – 11750 Mays canyon rd, guerneville; 707 869-1475 open by appointment only 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 Ramey Wine Cellars – 25 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-0870 open by appointment only Ravenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30 Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8559 open daily 11-5 Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500 open daily 10-4:30 RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 RICHARDSON WINERY – Poured at 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 – 240 center St, healdsburg; 707 922-6362 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-7 Robert Hunter – 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 By appt Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 935-7115 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 – 3850 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3261 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 Sadler-Wells Winery – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 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 11-6 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 open by appointment only SEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca: 35 e napa St; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, tue seasonal SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 933-3230 open daily 11-5 Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed Seghesio Winery – 700 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 open by appointment only 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; 707 942-7082 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by appt Simi Winery – 16275 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-3232 open daily 10-5 Simoncini Vineyards – 2303 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8811 open by appointment only 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 Small Vines Wines – 2160 green hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-0886 open by appointment only SODA ROCK WINERY – 8015 highway 128, healdsburg; 707 433-3303 open daily 11-5 Sojourn Cellars –141 e. napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-7212 Daily 10-5 by appointment Sonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser rd, Windsor, 877 797-3489 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 Spann Vineyards – 111 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, 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 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, healdsburg; 800 355-8008 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 SUNCE 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 fri-Mon 12-4 or by appt Tara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049 open by appointment only Teira Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5 Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 geyserville Ave, Ste 101, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8031 open daily 11-5 Three Alarm – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8, later on weekends Thumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, healdsburg; 707 433-2393 open daily 11-6. fri & Sat 11-7 Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5 Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30 TOPEL
Exquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown to exacting organic and biodynamic standards
MARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORS

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

open Daily 11-7 125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-4116 TR ELLIOT – Poured at cellars of Sonoma: 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1876 Trecini Cellars – 441 Beaver St, Santa rosa; 707 525-9400 TRENTADUE – 19170 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 433-3104 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 open by appointment only open daily 10-5

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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 Two Amigos – 25 east napa St, Sonoma open daily 11-6 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; 707 566-9153 tue-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon by appt Valdez Family Wines – 595 Santana Dr, cloverdale; 707 894-3710 Sat 11-4, fri & Sun by appt Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 939-4500 open daily 10-4:30 Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177 open by appointment only VIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4726 open daily 10-5 Vin Couture Lounge – 322 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8161 thu-Sun 11-10 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 Willowbrook – Poured at hudson Street Wineries: 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 WILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Wind Gap Wines – forestville; 707 887-9100 open by appointment only Windsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050 open by appointment only Windsor Vineyards – Poured 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; 707 857-9400 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

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 4-11, 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, fri 11-8 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 Champagne Cellar – 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 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; 831 902-9106 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 10-5 Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500 Sat 12-5, Sun 2-5 & 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 (3855 Day rd for events) 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 Sat 11-5 or by appt 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 Mesa Del Sol Esate – 45803 Arroyo Seco rd, greenfield; 831 624-8527 open by appointment only 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 Mon-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-8 MJA VINEYARDS – 24900 highland Way, los gatos (Sta cruz Mtns); 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 12-6 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 Sat-Sun 12-5 Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821 open by appointment only Muns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663 open by appointment only Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871 Special events & by appointment Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4 Odonata – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5 Organic Wine Works – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 800-oWW-Wine open daily 12-5 Osocalis Distillery – 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

MONTEREY, SANTA CRUZ, SANTA CLARA COUNTIES
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 nov-April: open daily 11-5, May-oct: closed tue Big Basin– 830 Memory lane, Boulder creek; 831 621-8028 open by appointment only Big Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-thu 11-5, fri-Sat 11-7 Black Ridge – 18550 Black rd, los gatos; 408 399-6396 open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointment Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 888 819-6789 open daily 12-5, summer till 6 Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120 open by appointment only BURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit rd, los gatos; 408 353-6290 open thu-Sun 11-5 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Byington Winery – 21850 Bear creek road, los gatos; 408 354-1111 tue-Sun 11-5, Winter: Wed-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 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 8-7:30

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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 fri-Sun 12-5 or by appt Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey hwy, gilroy; 800 842-6262 Mon-fri 9-5, Sat 9-6, Sun 10-6 Regale Winery – 24040 Summit road, los gatos; 408 353-2500 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-5 Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233 Sat-Sun 11-4 & by appt River Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 open by appointment only Roudon -Smith – 18 hanger Way Ste B-c, Watsonville; 831 438-1244 Sat 12-5 or by appointment Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-6209 Wed-Sun 12-5 Sarah’s Vineyard – 4005 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-1947 open daily 12-5 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 – Silver Mountain 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 or by appt 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 – 770 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 Winery – 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 – 427 Swift St, Ste c, 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 – 725 front St, #101, Santa cruz; 831 426-8466 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, Ste B, 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 Wed-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-6 Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463 Sat 12-5 & by appt Woodside Vineyards – 205 constitution Dr, Menlo Park; 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 Valley; 831 622-7722 Mon-thu 2-7, fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-7 Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 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 Chesebro Wines – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2125 fri-Mon 12-5 Chock Rock Vnyd – 1 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-7625 thu-Mon 11:30-5:30 Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel Valley; 831 620-0645 open daily 12- 6 Figge Cellars – at Winefield gallery: Dolores St between 7th & ocean, carmel Valley; 831 384-4149 Wed-Sun 2-8 Galante Vineyards – Dolores, between ocean & 7th; carmel Valley; 831 624-3800 open daily 12-6 (closed until spring) 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 11-5 Holman Ranch – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2640 fri-Sun 11-6 Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 open daily 11-5 Joyce Vineyards – 19 east carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831-659-2885 fri-Sun 11-5 TASTE MORGAN Featuring the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farm in the crossroads carmel, rio road at highway 1 / carmel open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.com Otter Cove Wines – at terra nove Wine Bar: 315 calle Principal, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 open daily 12-5 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 Mon-fri 11-4:30, Sat-Sun 11-5 Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge – 7th & San carlos, carmel; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-7 Silvestri Vnyds – (opening March 1) 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1700 thu-Sun 11-5 Southern Latitudes Wines - lincoln St. between ocean & 6th, carmel Valley; 831-622-7652 Wed-Sun 11-6 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, carmel; 831 678-2212 Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 MONTEREY WINERIES A Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Ste 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 11-7 Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 open daily 12-6 Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090 open by appointment only Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149 Mon-fri by appointment only McIntyre Vineyards – in hyatt regency: 1 old golf course rd Ste 1, Monterey; 831 649-9463 Mon-Wed 9-7, thu-Sun 8-8 Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 12-6:30, fri-Sat 12-8 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 12-8 SALINAS VALLEY A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6, closed Sun Boekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Sat-Sun 12-4 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 fri-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 12-4 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 thu-Mon 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 11-5

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 Brassfield Estate– 10915 high Valley rd, clearlake oaks; 707 998-1895 Breggo Cellars – 11001 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Brutocao Cellars – 7000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Brutocao Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1664 Campovida – 13601 old river road, hopland; 707 744-8797 Ceago Vinegarden – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open by appointment open daily 10-5 open daily11-8 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7 Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in Winter open daily 11-5 open daily 10-5 open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 open by appointment open daily 10-5

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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 Green Valley Cellars – 1635 Mason rd, green Valley; 707 864-2089 thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment 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 Mankas Hills Vineyards – 4185 chadbourne road, Suisun Valley; 707 480-7334 open by appointment only Tenbrink Vineyards – 1793 rockville rd, Suisun Valley; 800-692-0723 open by appointment only Rock Creek Vineyard – 4610 green Valley rd, green Valley; 707 864-2471 open by appointment only Suisun Valley Wine Coop – 4495 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-3135 thu-Sun 12-5 Sunset Cellars – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5 Vezer Family Tasting Rm– 2522 Suite V Mankas corner road, fairfield; 707 429-3958 Mon-fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 10-6 Vezer Family Private Ranch– 707 422-8025 tours & tasting by appointment only Winterhawk Winery – poured at Suisun Valley Wine coop thu-Sun 12-5 Wooden Valley Winery – 4756 Suisun Valley road, Suisun Valley; 707 864-0730 Daily 11-5

YOLO COUNTY
Berryessa Gap – 27260 hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 tue-fri 12-4 or by appointment Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 thurs 4:30-8:30, fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4 Bogle Vineyards – 37783 county rd, clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 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

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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 Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco rd, livermore; 925 294-8647 OCCASIO– 2245B South Vasco road, livermore; 925 371-1987 Page Mill– 1960 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 456-7676 12-4:30 Red Feather – 5700 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1871 Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 447-8941 Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-0434 Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, livermore; 925 447-4280 Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-Wine Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 408-209-9498 Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine Steven Kent – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6440 Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Tamas Estate – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2380 Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff common, livermore; 925 960-1006 Tesla Vintners – 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2305 Wente Vineyards Tasting Room – 5050 Arroyo rd, livermore; 925 456-2405 Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares rd, castro Valley; 925 537-3932 White Crane Winery – 5405 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-8085 Wood Family Winery – 7702 cedar Mountain rd, livermore; 925 606-7411 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 fri-Sun 12 to 5 fri-Sunday & by appointment Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4 tue-fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Wed-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 open daily 11-5:30 fri-Sun 12-5 fri-Sun 12-5 open daily 12-4:30 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30 open daily 12-4:30 fri-Sun 12-5 fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 open daily 11-4:30 open daily 11-6:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 thu-Mon 12-4:30 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-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 fri-Sun 12-5 Lavish Laines Winery – 2481 Buena Vista Ave, livermore; 925 321-0373 fri-Sun 11-7 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 – 2271 South Vasco rd, Ste B, livermore, 925-443-Wine fri-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

TREASURE ISLAND
BODEGA WINE ESTATES– 751 13th St at Ave M, treasure island, San francisco fri, Sat & Sun from 1-6pm Fat Grape Winery – 1080 Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco; 415-388-8318 Hoffman Family Cellars– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco JUST JOSHIN– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco KNIGHTSWOOD – 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco STEIN FAMILY WINES– 751 13th Street at Avenue M, treasure island, San francisco tue-Sun 12-5:30 pm opening Soon fri, Sat, Sun from 1-6pm fri, Sat, Sun 1-6pm fri, Sat, Sun 1-6pm

Treasure Island Wines – 95 9th Street and Ave i, treasure island, Sf; 415-394-9463 Mon-fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-4pm WINERY SF– 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice open daily 12-5, tours by appointment VIE – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice Sol Rouge – 200 california Ave, Bldg 180 no, treasure island, Sf, 415-Sf -JUice open daily 12-5, tours by appointment open daily 12-5, tours by appointment Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm open by appointment open by appointment fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5 open by appointment Mon-fri 1-4 open by appointment open by appointment Sat 12-4 or by appt. Sat-Sun 12-5 open by appointment open by appointment Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt. open by appointment Wed-Mon 9-5pm open by appointment only

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Bloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463 Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714 Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900 Hannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper happy Valley road, lafayette; 925 283-1245 Lolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463 Odisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662 Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107 Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares road, castro Valley Parkmon Vineyards – 55 laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980 Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463 Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279 Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463 Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465 Wedl Wine Cellars – 400 tate lane, oakley; 925 360-9677

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