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YOUR GUIDE TO C ALIFORNIA GETAWAYS, THINGS TO DO & EVENTS
EASY-TO-FOLLOW WINERY MAPS NOVEMBER 6, 2009

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Visit Ferrari-Carano in Dry Creek Valley

Taste our Wines in Healdsburg

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SUTTER HOME WINERY
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O’BRIEN ESTATE WINERY
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CHELSEA PREMIUM OUTLETS
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CALISTOGA BLUES FESTIVAL
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RUSSIAN RIVER WINE & FOOD AFFAIR
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TASTING ROOM OF THE WEEK: MARTIN RANCH
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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
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N O V E M B E R 6 , 2 0 0 9 – I S S U E 4 5 – V O LU M E 2 8

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

ON THE COVER Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 WINE COUNTRY NEWS Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18 Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

WINERY F E AT U R E

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Sutter Home Winery

WINEMAKER PROFILE

NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-43 Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 St. Helena Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-37 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Napa Valley Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-59 Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Santa Rosa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Geyserville Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-59 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Glen Ellen Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Sonoma Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

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TA S T I N G R O O M O F T H E W E E K 66

Martin Ranch Winery

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LODI/WOODBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Lodi/Woodbridge Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-69 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Carmel Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Sierra Foothills Wineries Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71-82

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Official 49ers Fan Bus Chauffeurs North Bay Fans to Candlestick Park
Enjoy Limo Luxury for the Cost of a Shuttle!
by Abigail P. Zimmerman
Score big and ride the San Francisco 49ers Fan Express from seven North Bay locations directly to Candlestick Park. California Wine Tours offer shuttles to home 49ers games direct from seven North Bay cities for only $25-$30 per person roundtrip. You don’t have to worry about traffic, parking, bridge tolls, or who’s the designated driver.

Just sit back... and enjoy!
While riding a luxury coach to and from the 49ers game sounds idyllic, think about what a great eco-impact your ride-sharing involves. Every game, cars from hundreds of avid North Bay fans add extra traffic congestion to our freeways and smog to our Bay Area skies. Lay back, relax, have fun, save gas and reduce your carbon footprint as you share the ride with other 49ers fans to home football games. California Wine Tours will provide all entertainment to the game and back. Each luxury coach will play 49ers game highlights, Super Bowl replays, and NFL videos. Passengers are sure to arrive boosted in spirits and style! Each luxury coach includes high-speed internet, complimentary water, restrooms and a highly trained, licensed chauffeur. If this weren’t enough, California Wine Tours has partnered with the San Francisco 49ers and, together, they are sponsoring raffles for each trip. Prizes include official 49er memorabilia and California Wine Tours Gift Certificates for limo rides and wine tours. The BIG Grand Prize Raffle will be one luxury touchdown for four! For the final Home Game, the lucky winner will take three in a private limo to the last home game of the season, win four tickets to the game, and a catered, gourmet tailgate party (including beverages). “We wanted to thank the fans that ride the shuttles by elevating their experience with the videos and prizes,” said Mike Marino, President and CEO of California Wine Tours. “Hopefully this experience will also motivate other ticket holders to get their cars off the roads and share a ride to the game.”

California Wine Tours President and CEO, Mike Marino
the largest transportation fleet in Northern California. As a full service transportation company, they can accommodate groups of any size. California Wine Tours operates sedans, SUVs, limousines, luxury limo vans, mini-buses, motor coaches and environmentally friendly vehicles.

Shuttles Departure Locations
• Larkspur / Ferry Terminal: 2500 Larkspur Landing Circle • Sonoma: California Wine Tours, 22455 Broadway • Sonoma: Steiner’s Tavern, 465 First Street West • Santa Rosa: Golden Gate Transit Bus Terminal, at Piner Road and Industrial • Rohnert Park: Park & Ride, Rohnert Park Expressway • Petaluma: Petaluma Fairgrounds, 100 Fairground Drive • Napa Valley: California Wine Tours/Evans, 4075 Solano Avenue • Vallejo: Ferry Terminal, 495 Mare Island Road For more information, departure locations, pricing and reservations, call (707) 265-4300, visit www.49ersbus.com or email 49ersbus@californiawinetours.com.

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For almost a quarter century, California Wine Tours has provided the finest in wine country transportation. Mike Marino started the company in 1986 with the purchase of one limo. His commitment to hiring top notch and experienced drivers combined with the luxurious, highest quality vehicles has made California Wine Tours

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Over 250 Quality Wines Under $25 at Wine Garage
Hidden next to a dilapidated ’40s-era former filling station on Highway 29 in Calistoga lies the Wine Garage. A unique wine shop in Napa Valley that retails all wine in the store under $25. Sound crazy? Its true. And the proprietors Todd and Joy Miller, have hit on a niche in the Valley that had been very missed by the locals there. “There are a lot of winemakers here that can’t afford to drink the wine they make” says Miller. “That’s crazy, yes, but who can afford to drink a $65 bottle with dinner every night?” Many people miss The Wine Garage on the first try upvalley, but the search is well worth it. Miller stocks wine from all of California’s wine growing regions including fifty Napa selections and 40 from Sonoma County. When he first sought out buying the initial inventory, “I enlisted a local farmer buddy and his 15-foot box van and off we went all over California hunting down the deals. I tried to seek out the small producers who didn’t have distributors so I could pass the savings on to my customers.” And Miller did just that. His store is stocked with highquality juice all under $25 and all are unique. Most labels in the shop are unrecognizable – but all pass the same test; everything passes over Miller’s lips before he makes a buy. “If I don’t love it, I don’t buy it, period. Sometimes I will taste over a hundred wines in one day, load up the truck and haul it up to Calistoga, unload at the store, and maybe I will crawl in bed by 3 a.m. Needless to say my buddy bowed out of the deal after their second trip. I initially recruited him on a ‘hey lets go wine tasting in Santa Barbara’ until he realized how much work it entailed. Poor guy, he had to be at the farm at 5 in the morning.” It is all worth it. Millers’ customers love him. He has a unique ability to hear a verbal description of a customer’s favorite wine and translate that into a recommendation for sometimes a third of the cost. “I have people all over the country that use me as their local wine shop. I ship right to their door – and the cost of the shipping is a drop in the bucket compared to what they save on the cost of the wine. Miller gets deals on Napa wine too. “I have winemakers from small wineries stop in every week saying ‘I have something that will fit into the store,’ if they only have 15 or 25 cases of an end-of-vintage wine – I am the perfect outlet for them.” So head up to the Wine Garage and check out the best deals in the Valley at 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga, CA 94515. For more information, call (707) 942-5332. You can also check out the website at winegarage.net.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
NAPA VALLEY
ONGOING Fumé Bistro & Bar Happy Hour Napa, Spirit & snack specials, wine & beer, 4-6pm 707-257-1999, www.fumebistro.com ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND Wine Component Tasting Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards St. Helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com EVERY 4TH WEEKEND Wine & Food Pairing Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. Helena 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com FIRST FRIDAY THROUGH OCTOBER Cheers! St. Helena Downtown St. Helena, Taste wine & enjoy live music while strolling! 6-9pm $5/taste, $35/nightly pass, www.cheerssthelena.com ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train Napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • Nov 6: Vintners Lunch, Larkmead • Nov 6, 21: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater • Nov 13: Vintners Lunch, Zmor/Solorosa • Nov 20: Vintners Lunch, Franciscan • Nov 26: Thanksgiving Lunch & Dinner ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, Napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • Nov 4: Philippe Petit, Man On Wire • Nov 5: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers • Nov 7: Carolina Chocolate Drops • Nov 14: An Evening with Greg Brown • Nov 19-22: Lucky Penny presents Looking • Dec 4: Don Vappue’s Creole Jazz Serenaders ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com • Nov 11: John Cleese • Nov 21: Peter Gros’ Mutual of Omaha – Wild Kingdom ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines Napa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com • Nov 5: Tempranillos from around Spain • Nov 6: Under Twelve Bucks a Bottle Tasting • Nov 13: A Taste Tour of Italy • Nov 20: Back Room Blow Out XXXIV ONGOING di Rosa Preserve Art & Nature Napa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org • Through Jan 30: Altered States, The Collection in Context • Nov 7: Opening Reception, Altered States: The Collection in Context ONGOING Buon Amici Members & Guests Benessere Vineyards, St. Helena,10am-4:30pm 707-963-5853, www.benesserevineyards.com • Members Only New Release Tastings • Barrel Tastings by appointment • Vertical Tastings by appointment • Wine & Cheese Pairing by appointment ONGOING Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting at Monticello Vineyards Napa, Reserve Wine Seminar, Corley Family Napa Valley $25 RSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre St. Helena, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, $12.50 707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery For details, 888-RMONDAVI x2000, www.robertmondavi.com • The To Kalon Tour & Tasting • A Guided Tasting • The Essence Tour & Tasting • Pleasure in the Glass • The “Harvest of Joy”Tour & Lunch • Celebrating California Wine & Food • Artisan Cheese & Wine-A Perfect Match • The Taste of Wine ONGOING Ansel Adams – John Muir Trail Exhibit Mumm Winery, Rutherford, 10am-5pm daily 800-MUM-NAPA, www.mummnapa.com ONGOING Progressive Tasting at Sterling Vineyards Calistoga, Taste limited release wines at the winery 800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.com ONGOING Reserve Tour & Tasting at Sterling Vineyards Calistoga, 11am, Private tasting in the Reserve Room after the tour, $45 800-726-6136, www.sterlingvineyards.com ONGOING VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour Bourassa Vineyards, Napa, Mon-Fri by appointment, $15 mid-week special Mention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.com ONGOING 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 Tastings at the Popcorn Bar at Flora Springs Winery St. Helena,10am-5pm, 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com • It’s all About You Tasting, $15 • Everybody’s Talking Tasting, $25 ONGOING THURSDAY - SATURDAY Temptastings in the Temptation Cave at Flora Springs Winery St. Helena,11am & 2pm, $25, $15/member RSVP 707-967-8032, www.florasprings.com ONGOING Tastings at Silverado Vineyards Napa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com • Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting, $75 • Library Tasting, $75 • Daily Tasting Room Flights, Estate/$10, Premier/$20 • Public Tours & Tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15 • Private Tour and or Tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting ONGOING Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond Vineyards St. Helena, 11am (by appt), $15, Group tours available (by appt) 800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.com ONGOING Wine Tasting Experiences at Benessere Vineyards St. Helena, 707-963-5853x105, www.benesserevineyards.com, by appt • Personalized Wine Flights, daily, $10 • Vineyards Walking Tour & Tasting, M-W, 10:30am, $15 • Fudge Pairing Experience, Sun, 10:30am, $15 • Barrel Tasting, RSVP, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $20 • Barrel Tasting & Current Release, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Barrel Tasting & Vertical, Tues, Sat-Sun, 11am, $25 • Group Tasting, Sat-Sun, 1:30pm, $15 ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery Napa, 877-386-5070x222, www.andrettiwinery.com • Individual Tastings, $12 • Private Winery Tour & Tasting, $15/tour, $20/tour & tasting • Food & Wine Pairing • Vineyard Tour • Blending Class • Wine Sensory Seminar ONGOING Wine Tasting Options Bell Wine Cellars, Yountville, 10:30am-4pm, 707-944-1673, www.bellwine.com • Current Release Tasting, $15 • Reserve Tasting with cheese pairing, $25 • Clonal Tasting with cheese pairing, $75 • Blending Seminar, $75, 4-10 people • Clone 6 Library Tasting, $250 • Sonnette Library Tasting, $75 • Large Group Tastings, $20, 11+ people • Grape to Glass Tour, $45, weekends, spring-fall ONGOING Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Rutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, Tours at 11am & 2pm, $10, Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most Fridays 2-4pm 707-963-2784, www.grgich.com ONGOING Tastings & Tours at Artesa Winery Napa, RSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com • Vino con Queso, Wine & Cheese Experience, $40 • Daily Guided Tours • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard Tour, $40 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winery Napa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com • Regular tasting, $10 • Reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person ONGOING Educational Tours & Wine Tasting at Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, 707-967-6272, RSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com • Regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • Reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50 • Tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20 • Napa Valley Neighbor Program • Private VIP tours THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Bacchus That Rascal Clos Pegase, Calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “History of Wine“ 707-942-4981, www.clospegase.com LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH Winemaker Dinners at Fumé Bistro Napa, Local favorite wineries are spotlighted in a four-course dinner. $60 RSVP 707-257-1999, www.fumebistro.com EVERY SATURDAY ZD Wines: Wine & Cheese Seminar Rutherford, Includes visit to Wine Library & Cellar, 11am, $40 800-487-7757 x107, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com EVERY SUNDAY Sensory Component Tasting at ZD Wines Rutherford, 11am by appointment only, $20, 707-963-5188, www.zdwines.com EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY Wine & Artisanal Cheese Pairings at Havens Wine Cellars Napa, 10am-4:30pm, 707-261-2000, www.havenswine.com EVERY SATURDAY Chocolate & Red Wine Saturdays at Bennett Lane Winery Calistoga, 10am-5pm, www.bennettlane.com, 707-942-6684 ONGOING SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town Napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 31 Classic Rock Photography Exhibit Markham Vineyards, St. Helena, 707-963-5292, www.markhamvineyards.com ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 19 Winston Branch’s Paintings Exhibit Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, 10am-5pm www.robertmondaviwinery.com, 707-968-2203 ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 13 Changing Earth: Photographer’s Call to Action Photo Exhibit Mumm Napa, Rutherford, 10am-5pm, www.mummnapa.com, 707-967-7700

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NOVEMBER 4 Artist Lecture: The Science of Art, Cheryl Calleri Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 1-2:30pm www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500 NOVEMBER 5 Napa Valley Wine & Grape Expo Lincoln Theatre, Yountville, Napa Valley Grapegrowers, 9am-5pm 707-944-8311, www.napagrowers.org NOVEMBER 5-6 Grgich Hills Estate at Whole Foods Napa, 5-7pm, www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784 NOVEMBER 7 Red Cross Harvest Night at Castello di Amorosa Calistoga, Benefit for the Napa County Chapter of the American Red Cross Hors d’oeuvres, elegant sit down dinner, silent & live auctions. 6:30-10pm, $195, www.napacountyredcross.org NOVEMBER 7 Passion for Life Auction at Artesa Vineyards Napa, Silent & live auctions, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres & live music. 6:30-9:30pm, $50/adv, $60, 707-258-6378 NOVEMBER 7 Suscol Council Art & Wine Auction Woman’s Club Building, Napa, 5-9pm, $45/adv, $50, 707-256-3561 NOVEMBER 7 An Evening of Wine & Song Silverado Vineyards, Napa, 6:30pm, $75, 707-253-3705 NOVEMBER 7-8 Calistoga Blues Festival • Sat: 1-7pm, Downtown Calistoga, $25 • Sun: 12-5pm, Blues in the Vineyards, $35 $50/weekends, 707-942-6333, 866-306-5588, www.calistogavisitors.com NOVEMBER 7-8 Silverado Trail Silver Pass Weekend Special tastings, barrel samples, food & more! Participating wineries on the Silverado Trail. 707-257-5588, www.silveradotrail.com NOVEMBER 8 2007 Fifty/Fifty Release Event Peju Province Winery, Rutherford, $30, $20/members, 12-3pm 800-446-7358, www.peju.com NOVEMBER 14 Club Artesa Harvest Winemaker’s Dinner at Artesa Winery Napa, 6:30pm, $115, limited to 60 people RSVP 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com NOVEMBER 14 Cooking Class: Holiday Gift Baskets – Chef Graham Zanow Cedar Gables Inn, Napa, 2-5pm, $50, 707-224-7969, www.cedargablesinn.com NOVEMBER 14 Sine Nomine Concert Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 4-5:30pm www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500 NOVEMBER 15 Tastemaker Dinner at étoile Restaurant Domaine Chandon, Yountville, 6:30pm, 707-944-2280, www.chandon.com NOVEMBER 20-22 37th Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire Chardonnay Hall, Napa Valley Expo, Napa, free 925-372-8961, afterthegoldrush@sbcglobal.net NOVEMBER 21-22 Holiday in Carneros Wine, food, music & art at participating Carneros wineries! 10am-4pm, $40 800-909-4352, www.carneroswineries.org NOVEMBER 27 Yountville’s 21st Annual Festival of Lights Parade, carriage rides, carolers, elves, Santa & more! $1/tasting tickets for food/wine. 707-944-0904, www.yountville.com NOVEMBER 28 – JANUARY 10 Take a Chance on Miniatures Exhibit Napa Valley Museum, Yountville www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500

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DECEMBER 5 Merryvale Holiday Winemaker Dinner: Moroccan Marrakesh Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena, $125, 800-326-6069x429, www.merryvale.com ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, A visit to Chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. Complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.com ONGOING Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson Fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25 707-571-7500, www.kj.com ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour Healdsburg, 10:30am, $25, 800-447-3060, www.michelschlumberger.com ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola Geyserville, 11:30am, $10, lunch for $20, 707-431-4811, www.ryew.com ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines RSVP 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.com THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH Twilight Tours & Tapas at Audellsa Estate Winery Glen Ellen, $35, 5:30pm, 707-933-8514, www.audellsa.com ONGOING WEEKENDS Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery Cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing 707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market Santa Rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 707-522-8629, 8:30am-noon EVERY FRIDAY MORNING Sonoma Valley Farmers’ Market Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 ONGOING FRIDAYS-MONDAYS Hanna Winery Reserve Tasting Gallery Alexander Valley, Taste limited-production reserve Bismark Mountain wines paired with local artisanal cheese selections from The Cheese Shop in Healdsburg, $10pp, 707-431-4310, www.hannawinery.com EVERY FRIDAY Complimentary Wine Tasting at Flamingo Hotel Santa Rosa, in the Terrace Grille featuring Sonoma County wines, 5:30-7pm 707-545-8530, 800-848-8300, www.flamingoresort.com ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, Ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com • Cinq Cépages Blending Seminar, Eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 • Cinq Cépages Component Tasting, Eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 • Private VIP Wine Tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour • Box Lunch Prgram with Tour ONGOING Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations 888-675-WINE(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com • Winery Tour &Tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 • Vineyards Tour & Tasting, 1 hour, $20 • Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com ONGOING Tastings at the Vine & Barrel Petaluma, 3-5pm, 707-765-1112 www.vineandbarrel.com • Nov 14: The Great Petaluma Pinot Noir Tasting ONGOING SATURDAYS Pizza Café at the Simi Winery Healdsburg, 11am-4pm, 707-473-3236 www.simiwinery.com EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY The Art of Winemaking Workshop Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm 707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com ONGOING TUESDAYS Tuesdays in the Plaza Concerts & Farmers’ Market Healdsburg Plaza, Healdsburg, Market: 4-6:30pm 707-431-1956, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org ONGOING THROUGH JANUARY 24 Envisioning the World The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700 Sonoma County Museum of Art, Santa Rosa 707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 50 Mile AV Vintner's Dining Glen Ellen, Barrel tasting & Old Vine Pinot Noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard. Foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, RSVP. 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.com ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 3 Ann Hollister Exhibit at Charles Creek Tasting Room Sonoma, 11am-6pm, 707-935-3848, www.charlescreek.com ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 6 Good Dog, Bad Dog Exhibit Graton Gallery, Graton, 707-829-8912, www.gratongallery.com NOVEMBER 4 2nd Annual Holiday Hors d’oeuvres Party Sbragia Family Vineyards, Geyserville, 707-473-2992, www.sbragia.com NOVEMBER 6 First Fridays Art Walk Downtown Healdsburg, 4-7pm, www.healdsburg.com/events/art_walk.asp NOVEMBER 6-8 Holiday Affair Wine Country Weekend at Ferrari-Carano Winery Healdsburg, 707-433-6700, www.fcwinery.com NOVEMBER 6 – JANUARY 17 Field Days: Search for a Sustainable Feast by Jonah Raskin Photographs by Paige Green, Sonoma County Museum of Art, Santa Rosa 707-579-1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.org NOVEMBER 6-7, 12-14, 20-22, 27-29 Sly Fox Raven Performing Arts Theater, Healdsburg, www.raventheater.org, 707-433-6335 NOVEMBER 7 The Sonoma County Showcase Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, 11am-5pm 707-527-7563, www.SonomaCoEventsUnlimited.com NOVEMBER 7 John Ash Book Signing J Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg, 2-4pm, 707-431-3646, www.jwine.com NOVEMBER 7 Crane Creek Vertical Gala Dinner Lambert Bridge Winery, Healdsburg, 5-10pm 800-975-0555x13, www.lambertbridge.com NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28 Arts & Crafts Fair at Healdsburg Farmers’ Market Healdsburg, 9am-noon, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org NOVEMBER 7-8 11th Annual Wine & Food Affair Various wineries in Russian River, Dry Creek & Alexander Valleys, 11am-4pm $60/weekend, $40/Sunday, $25/designated driver 800-723-6336, www.wineroad.com NOVEMBER 7-8 11th Annual Wine & Food Affair at Hop Kiln Winery Roasted pork slider with HK Generations Pinot Noir Russian River Valley. Healdsburg, 11am-4pm, www.hopkilnwinery.com, 707-433-6491 NOVEMBER 8 6th Annual Miniatures at the Manor Madrona Manor, Healdsburg, 5-9pm, 707-431-1970, www.plazaartscenter.org NOVEMBER 10 Mustard Mania at Hop Kiln Winery Healdsburg, 707-433-6491, 11am-3pm, www.hopkilnwinery.com NOVEMBER 11 20th Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade Downtown Petaluma, 1pm, 707-769-0429

SONOMA COUNTY
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Wine & Food Sampling at Hop Kiln Russian River Valley, Visit the historic tasting room to enjoy delicious wine & sample over 80 food items in their gourmet marketplace, 10am-5pm 707-433-6491, www.hopkilnwinery.com ONGOING Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org • Nov 7-9: Santa Rosa Symphony Set Two • Nov 10: Ian Anderson Plays The Acoustic Jethro Tull • Nov 12: Warren Miller’s Dynasty • Nov 14: Charlotte’s Web • Nov 16: Champions of the Dance • Nov 17: Jeremy Camp • Nov 19: Ana Gabriel • Nov 20: Lisa Lampanelli • Nov 21-22: Symphony Pops at Carnegie Hall • Nov 27: Bad Boys of Dance ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center Rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com • Nov 7: 20th Anniversary Festival of Harps • Nov 14: Play Reading Series, The Final Scene • Nov 14: 20th Anniversary Festival of Harps • Nov 15: Film Series, Singin’ in the Rain • Nov 20: Actor’s Theater for Children, Go Dog Go • Nov 27 – Dec 13: The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris • Nov 29: Film Series, White Christmas ONGOING Sonoma Film Institute Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park 707-664-2606, www.sonoma.edu/sfi • Nov 6, 8: Oblivon • Nov 13: The Underground Orchestra • Nov 20: Kahlo Naaho ONGOING THURSDAYS Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba Sonoma, Enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine tasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonoma ONGOING The Center for Performing Arts 707-664-2353, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park www.sonoma.eduperformingarts/perf/ • Nov 13-21: Growing Up In Neverland • Nov 20-21: SSU Chorus ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 14 About Face – All Media Mask Show Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, 707-431-1970, www.plazaartscenter.org ONGOING Sunday Brunches by the Sea Timber Cove Inn, Timber Cove, 10am-2pm 707-847-3231, 800-987-8319, www.timbercoveinn.com

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NOVEMBER 12 Flavor Palate & Sparkling Wines at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1951 NOVEMBER 12 B.R. Cohn Wine Dinner with Bruce Cohn Madrona Manor, Healdsburg, 6:30pm, $100 800-258-4003, www.madronamanor.com NOVEMBER 12 Timber Cove Winemaker Dinner Featuring Cline Cellars Timber Cove Inn, Timber Cove, 6:30pm, www.timbercoveinn.com, 800-987-8319 NOVEMBER 12 Cooking Class: Rollin’ on the River with Chef Maria Viegas Glenelly Inn, Glen Ellen, 6-9pm, $95, www.glenellyinn.com, 707-996-6720 NOVEMBER 13 Dinner with the Winemaker Series: Featuring Hall Napa Valley at The Bay View Restaurant Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, $79, 800-541-7788, www.innatthetides.com NOVEMBER 14 Fall Crafts Fair Sonoma Marketplace, Sonoma, 10am-3pm, 707-938-5616 NOVEMBER 14 Artisano in Geyserville Geyserville Inn, Geyserville, a boutique festival celebrating small production, locally handcrafted wine, food and art and the people who produce it. A benefit for Slow Food Sonoma County's School Garden Project in elementary schools in Santa Rosa, Windsor, Healdsburg, Geyserville and Cloverdale. Chef demonstrations & live music. 12-5 pm, www.artisano.org NOVEMBER 14 Wild Game Winery Dinner at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, 6:30pm, $130, $104/members, RSVP 888-675-WINEx255 www.stfranciswinery.com NOVEMBER 14 3rd Annual Wild Pig Party Michel-Schlumberger, Healdsburg, 707-433-7427, www.michelschlumberger.com NOVEMBER 14 Night in Old Bombay Nicholson Ranch Winery, Sonoma, 6-11pm, $125/club, $150 www.nicholsonranch.com, 707-938-8822 NOVEMBER 15 An Evening with Cole Porter… A Romantic Affair A cabaret style show, black-tie optional. Jacuzzi Family Winery, Sonoma 7pm, $40, www.sonomasong.org NOVEMBER 14-15 Holiday Boutique Sonoma Valley Woman’s Club, Sonoma, 707-235-5153, 9am-4pm NOVEMBER 16 Cooking Class: Turducken with Vince Cabrera Glenelly Inn, Glen Ellen, 6-9pm, $95, www.glenellyinn.com, 707-996-6720 NOVEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 31 Holiday Gift Gallery Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, 11am-5pm 707-431-1970, www.PlazaArtsCenter.org NOVEMBER 19 Perfectly Pinot at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1951 NOVEMBER 20-29 Old Vintage Week at Christopher Creek Winery Healdsburg, 11am-5pm, RSVP 707-433-2001, www.christophercreek.com NOVEMBER 21 Fall Guided Nature Walk Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen, 9:30am-1:30pm, 707-938-4554, www.egret.org NOVEMBER 21 Annual Holiday Boutique St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Healdsburg, 11am-3pm, 707-431-2107

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NOVEMBER 21 2nd Annual Holiday Hors d’oeuvres Party Sbragia Family Vineyards, Geyserville, 707-473-2992x10, RSVP, www.sbragia.com NOVEMBER 21-22 Holiday in Carneros Wine, food, music & art at participating Carneros wineries! 10am-4pm, $40 800-909-4352, www.carneroswineries.org NOVEMBER 21 – JANUARY 3 Holiday Celebration Local Color Gallery, Bodega Bay, 707-875-2244, www.localcolorgallery.com NOVEMBER 26 Santé Thanksgiving Day Buffet Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma, 2-8pm 707-939-2477, www.fairmont/sonoma NOVEMBER 27 Healdsburg’s Downtown Holiday Party Live music, horse-drawn carriage & more! Healdsburg Plaza, 5-9pm, 707-433-6935 NOVEMBER 27-28 26th Annual Holiday Open House: Heart of Sonoma Valley Glen Ellen & Kenwood area wineries, 10am-4pm, $30/adv, $35 www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 866-794-9463 NOVEMBER 27-28 Holiday Open House at Ledson Winery Kenwood, 11am-4pm, $30/adv, $35 www.ledsonwinery.com, 866-794-WINE, www.heartofsonomavalley.com NOVEMBER 27-28 26th Annual Holiday Open House at St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, 11am-4pm, $30/adv, $35 866-794-WINE, www.heartofsonomavalley.com NOVEMBER 27-28 Holiday Open House at Sausal Winery Huge discounts, food & wine pairings. Healdsburg 800-500-2285, www.sausalwinery.com NOVEMBER 28 Santa’s Riverboat Arrival Petaluma River Turning Basin, Petaluma, noon 707-769-0429, www.visitpetaluma.com NOVEMBER 28 Antique Wagon & Horse Procession Historic Downtown Petaluma, 1-1:30pm, 707-769-0429, www.visitpetaluma.com NOVEMBER 29 Community Tree Lighting Ceremony Plaza Park, Healdsburg, 800-541-5045, www.lightsoflife.org NOVEMBER 29 Summit ET Bracket Drag Races 8am-6pm, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma 800-870-RACE, www.infineonraceway.com DECEMBER 5 Wine Club Holiday Open House at Wilson Winery Healdsburg, 707-433-4353, www.wilsonwinery.com DECEMBER 5 Wine Club Holiday Party at St Francis Winery Santa Rosa, Wine Club Exclusive Event, $132/members, $165/guests, 6:30pm 888-675-WINEx254, www.stfranciswinery.com DECEMBER 6 Founder’s Club Twilight Wine Club Party at Dutcher Crossing Geyserville, 4-6pm, RSVP 707-431-2700, www.dutchercrossingwinery.com ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 16 Victorian Christmas Faire & High Tea Lakeport English Inn, Lakeport, 11am-6pm www.lakeportenglishinn.com, 707-263-4317 NOVEMBER 6 Meet the Winemaker: Nick & Livia Butitta, Rosa d’Oro Wines Blue Wing Saloon & Café, Upper Lake, 6-9pm www.bluewingsaloon.com, 707-275-2244 NOVEMBER 6–15 Mendocino County Mushroom Festival Various events & locations throughout the county! 866-782-9636, www.gomendo.com • Nov 7: Skunk Train’s Wine & Mushroom Adventure • Nov 7: Mendocino Hotel’s Navaro Winemaker Dinner • Nov 10: Albion River Inn’s Mushroom Cooking Class • Nov 12: MacCallum House Inn’s Wild Mushroom Winemaker Dinner • Nov 13: Little River Inn’s Mushroom & Belgian Beef Dinner • Nov 14: St. Anthony’s Wine & Mushroom Event NOVEMBER 7 From Forest to Table Stanford Inn, Mendocino, 12-5pm, 800-331-8884 NOVEMBER 9 Jambalaya & Jazz Fundraiser Barra of Mendocino, Redwood Valley, 5-7:30pm, $40/adv, $45, 707-462-0236 NOVEMBER 14 Art and Abalone Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, 5-8pm www.MendocinoArtCenter.org, 707-937-5818 NOVEMBER 21-22 7th Annual A Taste of Redwood Valley Holiday Wine Sale & Juried Artisan Faire. Participating Redwood Valley wineries, 10am-5pm, www.atasteofredwoodvalley.com, 800-760-3739 NOVEMBER 21 – FEBRUARY 14 Through the Viewfinder: Mendocino Landscapes Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House, Ukiah 707-467-2836, www.gracehudsonmusuem.org NOVEMBER 28 Dickens Christmas Market Main Street, Lakeport, 10am-7pm, free 707-263-5092, www.lakeportchamber.com

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael 415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us • Nov 8: Theatre Sans Fil, The Hobbit • Nov 9, 12: Marin Speakers Series, John Hofmeister • Nov 13: Buddy Guy & Elvin Bishop • Nov 14: Italian Film Festival, Giovanna’s Father • Nov 20: Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona • Nov 21: Warren Miller’s Dynasty NOVEMBER 27 San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland Downtown San Rafael, 5:30pm, free, 800-310-6563, www.sresproductions.com

SAN MATEO COUNTY
ONGOING WEEKENDS Vintner Series at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, 650-712-7000, www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb • Nov 6-29: Silver Oak Cellars NOVEMBER 13-15 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, 415-447-3205, www.harvestfestival.com NOVEMBER 26 Thanksgiving Day Bounteous Buffet The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, 11am-4pm 650-712-7000, www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 24 Teddy Bear Tea in The Lobby Lounge The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, 10am & 1pm 650-712-7000, www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 24 Holiday Lunch in The Dining Room The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, 11:30am-2:30pm 650-712-7000, www.ritzcarlton.com/hmb

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
NOVEMBER 20 – JANUARY 18 Downtown Ice Circle of Palms, San Jose, $15, $13/kids, 408-279-1775, www.sjdowntown.com NOVEMBER 27-29 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, 415-447-3205, www.harvestfestival.com NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 31 Fantasy of Lights Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, 6-10pm, 408-355-2201, www.parkhere.org

BAY AREA/LIVERMORE
SAN FRANCISCO
NOVEMBER 7-8 Fabulous Food Festival Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco 415-388-7208, www.pacificexpositions.com NOVEMBER 12-14 San Francisco Green Festival 2009 Course Exhibition Center, San Francisco 415-255-7296, www.globalexchange.org NOVEMBER 20 Embarcadero Center Building Lighting Ceremony Embarcadero Center, San Francisco 415-772-0700, www.embarcaderocenter.com NOVEMBER 22 Pier 39 Holiday Tree Lighting Pier 39, Beach St & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, 1-6pm, free 415-705-5500, www.pier39.com NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 6 San Francisco International Automobile Show Moscone Center, San Francisco, 10am-10pm 415-331-4406, www.sfautoshow.com NOVEMBER 27 Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, 1:30-6pm 415-775-5500, www.ghirardellisq.com NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 20 The Great Dickens Christmas Fair Cow Palace, San Francisco, www.dickensfair.com, 800-510-1558x114

ALAMEDA COUNTY
NOVEMBER 7 Rosenblum Cellars Holiday Open House Alameda, 1-5pm, $35/adv, $45, 510-865-7007, www.rosenblumcellars.com

LIVERMORE
ONGOING Bankhead Theatre Livermore Valley performing Arts Center, Livermore 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org • Nov 6-7: POPS Travels the World • Nov 6-8: Ragtime • Nov 12: An Evening with Jane Hamilton • Nov 13: Tiempo Libre • Nov 15: Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding • Nov 18: Keyboard Conversations • Nov 20: Swinging with the Big Band ONGOING Wine Cave Tasting Experience Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 1 & 3pm, $20, $15/wine club members RSVP 925-456-2405, www.wentevineyards.com/caves NOVEMBER 13 Winemaker’s Dinner at Garré Vineyard & Winery A five course dinner with their winemaker who will pair special wines with each course. 6pm, reservations required, 925-371-8200, www.garrewinery.com NOVEMBER 14 Harvest Celebration & New Release Occassio Winery, Livermore, 6:30pm, $50, $40/members www.occasiowinery.com, 925-371-1987

LAKE/MENDOCINO
ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 10 Three Rivers in the Fall Exhibit Scharffenberger Cellars, Philo, 707-895-2957, www.scharffenbergercellars.com ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 13 Picnic Mendocino Theatre Company, Mendocino 707-937-4477, www.MendocinoTheatre.org

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NOVEMBER 15 Music in the Vines McGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 12-5pm, $5 www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-373-6214 NOVEMBER 20 Magical Holiday Evening Little Valley Winery, Pleasanton, 6-9pm, www.littlevalleywinery-lavender.com NOVEMBER 21-22 Holiday Wine Tasting Fenestra Winery, Livermore12-5pm, www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246 NOVEMBER 22 Bordeaux by the Bay Vertical Wine Tasting Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, 11am-4:30pm, $35, $25/members www.ConcannonVineyard.com, 800-258-9866 NOVEMBER 26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Mitchell Katz Winery, Pleasanton, 12-5pm, $5 www.mitchellkatzwinery.com, 925-931-0744 NOVEMBER 27 Wild Turkey Picnic Chouinard Vineyards, Castro Valley, 12-5pm www.chouinard.com, 510-582-9900 NOVEMBER 27-29 Thomas Coyne Winery Winter Open House Livermore, 12-5pm, 925-373-6541, http://thomascoynewinery.com NOVEMBER 27-29 Prelude to Christmas Fenestra Winery, Livermore12-5pm, www.fenestrawinery.com, 925-447-5246 ONGOING TUESDAY - SATURDAY Oya Salon and Ventana Vineyards Wine and Cheese Event Monterey, 2pm on. Oya patrons can sample Ventana Vineyards award winning wines personally selected by Ventana Vineyards Manager Barbara Pluth. Wines change monthly. 831-372-7415x213, Ventana 831-656-0570 NOVEMBER 3-7 43rd California Women’s Amateur Championship Quail Lodge Golf Club, Carmel, 831-620-8876, www.quilalodge.com NOVEMBER 5-8 Big Sur Food & Wine Festival Big Sur resorts & restaurants, winemaker dinners & much more! www.bigsurfoodandwine.org, 831-667-0800 NOVEMBER 6-22 Mama The Western Stage, Salinas, 831-375-2111, www.westernstage.com NOVEMBER 11 Veterans Day Ceremony Devendorf Park, Carmel, 831-624-9941, www.alpost512.org NOVEMBER 13-15 12th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association, Winemaker dinners, blending seminars, tours, showcase finale & much more! 831-375-9400, www.montereywines.org NOVEMBER 14 Holiday Entertaining with Bernardus Style Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, 4-6pm, $85 www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400 NOVEMBER 14-15 Fall Boutique & Fall Dessert Class Fortino Winery, Gilroy, 408-842-3305, www.fortinowinery.com NOVEMBER 17-22 Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course & Del Monte Golf Course www.pebblebeach.com, 831-625-8575 NOVEMBER 18 Enchanted Wines in the Forest Dinner Forge in the Forest, Carmel, 7pm, www.forgeintheforest.com, 831-624-7787 NOVEMBER 21 Homecrafters’ Marketplace Ocean Avenue, Carmel, 9am-3pm, free www.ci.carmel.ca.us, 831-620-2020 NOVEMBER 21 Winery Passport Weekend Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, Santa Cruz Mountains wineries 11am-5pm, $40, 831-685-8463, www.scmwa.com NOVEMBER 21 Festive Holiday Warm-Up Kirigin Cellars, Gilroy, 1-5pm, www.kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827 NOVEMBER 21-22 Feathered Friends Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey 831-648-4800, www.montereybayaquarium.org NOVEMBER 26 Thanksgiving Buffet at Bernardus Lodge Carmel Valley, 12-3pm, $72, $32/kids 5-12, www.bernardus.com, 831-658-3400 NOVEMBER 26 Thanksgiving Day Buffets & Dinners Lodge at Pebble Beach & The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, 831-647-7500 NOVEMBER 27 15th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Cannery Row, Monterey, 6pm, www.canneryrow.com NOVEMBER 27-29, DECEMBER 5-6 Holiday Tree Festival Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton, 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com NOVEMBER 28 Surfin’ Santa Capitola State Beach, Capitola, free, www.capitolachamber.com, 831-475-6522 NOVEMBER 28, DECEMBER 5-6, 11-13, 18-21 Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton, 831-335-4484, www.roaringcamp.com NOVEMBER 30 City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Jewell Park, Pacific Grove, www.pacificgrove.org, 831-373-3304

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
ONGOING Sierra Railroad Oakdale, 209-848-2100, www.sierrarailroad.com • Nov 3, 10: Tuesday Lunch Special • Nov 8: Sunday Brunch • Nov 13; Murder Mystery Dinner Nov 26: Thanksgiving Supper • Nov 29: Christmas Train NOVEMBER 4 Grgich Hills Estate Vintner Dinner Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Fresno, 559-490-0358, www.grgich.com NOVEMBER 14-15 Holiday Spirit Weekend Madera Wine Trail wineries, 10am-5pm, www.myticketportal.com, $25, $20/adv

SIERRAS/FOOTHILLS
ONGOING Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown, 209-984-3953, www.railtown1897.org • Dec 19-20: Santa at Railtown ONGOING 28th Annual Vintners’ Holidays The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Valley 801-559-4949, www.YosemitePark.com/Vintners • Nov 8-10: Karly Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, Twomey Cellars • Nov 11-12: Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery, Saintsbury, Amphora Winery & Joseph Phelps Vineyards • Nov 15-17: Domaine Carneros, Rosenblum Cellars, Halleck Vineyards & Huge Bear Wines • Nov 18-19: Smith-Madrone, Iron Horse Vineyards, Morgan Winery & Frank Family Vineyards • Nov 29-Dec 1: Simi Winery, Schrader Cellars & Beckstoffer Vineyards, Ceja Vineyards & Dutton-Goldfield Winery • Dec 2-3: Estancia Estates, Bonny Doon Vineyards, Topel Winery & Ravenswood Winery

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel Carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com • Nov 4: Pilobolus • Nov 7: WAR • Nov 13: An Evening with John Cleese • Nov 19: The Wedding Singer • Nov 22: Keb’ Mo’ ONGOING Live at Golden State Theatre Monterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com • Nov 5-8: 10th Annual International Film Festival ONGOING Live Music at KRML Radio The Eastwood Building, Carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.com ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, Enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Sweet Thursdays at Cannery Row Monterey, Family fun, music, fine dining & great discounts, 4-8pm, 831-649-6690 ONGOING TUESDAYS Farmers’ Market at the Barnyard Carmel, Organic fruit, vegetables & flowers, 11am-3pm, 831-624-8886 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 Open for Tasting Martin Ranch Winery, Gilroy, 11am-4pm, $10/refundable w/purchase free/club members, 408-842-9197, www.martinranchwinery.com EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines Cepage Wine Bar, Rancho Cellars, Carmel, 3-8pm 831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com ONGOING World of Wine 2009 Chateau Julien Wine Estate, Carmel Valley, 831-624-2600, www.chateaujulien.com • Nov 4: Champagne

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EL DORADO COUNTY
ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Private Tastings with the Winemaker Winery By the Creek, Fair Play, Taste with Charles B. Mitchell or a staff wine educator! 11am-5pm, by appointment, $25, $20/members 530-620-2402, www.winerybythecreek.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Jam Sessions Every Sunday Afternoon Fitzpatrick Winery, Fair Play, 530-620-3248, www.fitzpatrickwinery.com NOVEMBER 7-8 Yearly PostCrush/PreHoliday/Getchurwine Event Jodar Winery, Placerville, 12-6pm, $10, members/free www.jodarwinery.com, 530-644-3474 NOVEMBER 7 Zinman Art Festival Perry Creek Vineyards, Fair Play, 530-620-5175 NOVEMBER 14, 21 & DECEMBER 12 Wine Education Class Lava Cap Winery, Placerville, 530-621-0175 NOVEMBER 14-15 Chili & Chocolate Holiday Kick-off Sierra Vista Winery, Placerville, 530-622-7221 NOVEMBER 21 Holiday Sampler Boeger Winery, Placerville, 11am-4pm, $5 www.boegerwinery.com, 530-622-8094 NOVEMBER 27 Festival of Lights Main Street, Placerville, 5:30-8pm, 530-672-3436

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AMADOR COUNTY
ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER Christmas Store Amador Flower Farm, Plymouth, 209-245-6660, www.amadorflowerfarm.com NOVEMBER 7-8 Library Selection Weekend Terra d’Oro, Plymouth, 209-245-6942, www.terrradorowinery.com NOVEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 6 A Tuna Christmas Dinner Theatre, Jackson Rancheria Hotel, Main Street Theatre Works 209-267-5680, Jackson, www.mstw.org NOVEMBER 14 Winefest Sample local food & wine, auctions & more! Downtown Sutter Creek 4:30-7:30pm wine tasting, $30, $25/adv, 209-267-9038, www.acaconline.com NOVEMBER 14 Zinjolais Release & Holiday Food Pairing Sierra Starr Winery, Grass Valley, 12-5pm www.sierrastarrwine.com, 530-477-8277 NOVEMBER 21 Wine & Cheese with Dedrick’s Sierra Starr Winery, Grass Valley, 12-5pm www.sierrastarrwine.com, 530-477-8277 NOVEMBER 27, DECEMBER 4, 11, 18 Cornish Christmas Celebration Downtown Grass Valley, 6-9pm, free, www.ncgold.com, 530-272-8315

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SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com • Nov 7, 14: Great Train Robbery • Nov 21: Murder Mystery • Nov 26: Thanksgiving Supper • Nov 28: Christmas Train ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.C. Davis, 866-754-ARTS, www.mondaviarts.org • Nov 8: Alexander String Quartet • Nov 11: Love’s Labour’s Lost • Nov 12: Pilobus • Nov 12-14: Paul Dresher’s Shick Machine • Nov 14: Philharmonia Baroque • Nov 18: Mariza • Nov 21: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra NOVEMBER 14-15 Art, Verse & Vines Various locations in Placer County, 10am-5pm 530-885-5670, www.placerarts.org, free NOVEMBER 14-15 Auburn Christmas Festival Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, 10am-5pm 209-533-3473, www.fireonthemountain.com NOVEMBER 20-22 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Cal Expo, Sacramento, 415-447-3205, www.harvestfestival.com NOVEMBER 20-22 West Coast Ragtime Festival Red Lion Hotel, Sacramento, 916-457-3324, www.westcoastragtime.com NOVEMBER 27-28 Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair California State Indian Museum, Sacramento 916-324-0971, www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum

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CALAVERAS COUNTY
SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH Wines of the World Education Tastings Murphys Hotel, Murphys, No reservations required, everyone welcome! 5:30pm $15, 209-736-2949 NOVEMBER 11 Blending Bash with Matt Hatcher Murphys Hotel, Murphys, 209-728-3444

FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO
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HAGAFEN CELLARS
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NOVEMBER 13 Alhambra Room Piano Bar Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, 6:30pm www.ironstonevineyards.com, 209-728-1251 NOVEMBER 13 Live Music with Plan B Murphys Hotel, Murphys, 209-728-3444 NOVEMBER 14 25th Anniversary Gala & Dancing with the Sierra Stars Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys www.ironstonevineyards.com, 209-728-1251 NOVEMBER 14 Holiday Festival of Wines Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, Participating Calaveras County wineries 11am-5pm, www.calaveraswines.org, 866-806-WINE NOVEMBER 14 Mule Packer’s Challenge Frogtown Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, www.frogtown.org, 209-736-2561 NOVEMBER 15 Cooking Class for Holiday Side Dishes with Chef James Lehman at Ironstone Learn exciting new sides for the holidays. 11:30, $75 includes class, materials, wine and a souvenir. RSVP 209- 728-1251, events@ironstonevineyards.com NOVEMBER 20 Silent Movie Night: Grandma’s Boy Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, 209-728-1251, www.ironstonevineyards NOVEMBER 21 12th Annual Festival of Trees & Holiday Tea Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, 2pm, $30 www.ironstonevineyards.com, 209-728-1251

JESSUP CELLARS
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KENDALL-JACKSON WINERY
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MARTIN RAY WINERY
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SOLANO COUNTY
NOVEMBER 14-15 Clay Station Holiday Faire Mankas Potters, Suisun Valley, 11am-4pm, free www.suisunvalley.com, 707-422-4942 NOVEMBER 28 Jelly Belly Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Jelly Belly Candy Factory, Fairfield 5:30-8pm, 800-953-5592, www.JellyBelly.com

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SIMI WINERY
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NOVEMBER 22 Teddy Bear Tea Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, 11am & 2pm www.ironstonevineyards.com, 209-728-1251 NOVEMBER 28 Sounds of the Season Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, $35, $25/child 209-728-1251, www.ironstonevineyards

LODI/WOODBRIDGE
ONG0ING Hutchins Street Square 209-333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com • Nov 13: Bill Champlin “Bichin” • Nov 14: John Hammond & David Lindley • Nov 20: Journey Unauthorized NOVEMBER 6-8 13th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival Hutchins Street Square, Lodi, 800-581-6150 NOVEMBER 14-15 The First Sip Lodi Wine Weekend Wineries in Lodi wine country! 11am-4pm 209-365-0621, www.firstsiplodi.com

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NEVADA COUNTY
NOVEMBER 7 Pilot Peak Winery Turkey Treats Penn Valley, 1-4pm, 530-432-3321 NOVEMBER 14 Decadent Dessert & Barrel Tasting Sierra Knolls Winery, Grass Valley, 7-10pm, $30, $25/members www.sierraknollswinery.com, 530-268-9225

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SUTTER HOME WINERY
A Whole Lot of History
by Richard Paul Hinkle
Harry S. Truman once observed that, “The only thing new in the world is the history you haven’t read.” It’s one of the reasons that I read wine history, and delight in chatting with winegrowers who remember the old days. Sutter Home has a long and storied history in the Napa Valley, back from the days when the Swiss-born winemaker John Thomann erected his wooden winery on Highway 29 using 60-foot 12x16 beams that were spliced together without nails. This was in an 1880 addition to the original 1874 structure, which remains the oldest wooden winery building in all of the Napa Valley. In 1904, the winery was purchased by John Sutter, a distant cousin of John Augustus Sutter, who had built the famed Sutter’s Fort in gold-fevered mid-town Sacramento. When the Trinchero family got into the act, the place was a shell of its former splendor, having suffered the twin ravages of Prohibition and Depression. John Trinchero bought the place in 1946, and he was joined in the venture two years later by his brother Mario, who eventually bought him out. Mario’s children and grandchildren now run Sutter Home, a winery that has grown and contracted with the marketplace over the years. Mario’s son Louis “Bob” Trinchero oversaw two huge moves: the narrowing of a line that once boasted 52 wines to focus on Amador County Zinfandel (one of the very first vineyard designate wines, from Deaver Vineyard), and then the introduction of the most widely made and sold single wines ever, Sutter Home’s famed White Zinfandel. Since its renovation a couple of years ago, the Sutter Home tasting room remains an inviting place to visit, as much for the wines as for the ease Darcy Barboza’s staff has in putting wine intimidation aside. “We’ve got people who are really good at putting visitors into a comfort zone,” says Barboza, who has been in charge of hospitality at Sutter Home for nearly four years (she used to work at Beaulieu and Gallo). “We’ve got the biggest gift shop in the area. Souvenirs – especially items with the Sutter Home name on them, like our marble coasters – are really big favorites. It is amazing how widely known the Sutter Home name is, throughout the world!” same and the reds make you think that they were all bottled from the same tank. Not so in this case, where each wine clearly shows its individuality and character. There is some seriously fine winemaking going on here, folks. Pinot Grigio 2008 ($5): Lively grapefruit, a mineral slate quality; very fresh. Shellfish, lobster, crab. Sauvignon Blanc 2008 ($5): Grass and fern, with a hint of honeydew melon; delicate. Filet of sole in a butter sauce. Chardonnay 2008 ($5): Sweet hay and cantaloupe; round and full. Big enough, really, for veal cutlets or the like. (White) Riesling 2008 ($6): Delicate apricot, with a hint of honey; sweet, but balanced. A nice picnic wine. Chenin Blanc 2008 ($5): Light peach and nectarine, with candied orange peel. Neatly done, and ideal with a cold chicken salad. Gewurztraminer 2007 ($6): Gingerspiced aromatics, with spicy floral notes; zingy. I like this wine with a pear-based salad. Moscato 2008 ($6): Orange peel and apple blossom; sweet and floral, but balanced. This one is dessert all by itself. White Zinfandel 2008 ($4): Cherry pink in color, with resplendent red cherry and Fuji apple fruit that is sappy, sweet and satisfying.

THE WINES HAVE CHARACTER (All “Sutter Home,” all California appellation)
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My wife’s favorite, and I like it too for its freshness and lightness of being. Billed as “The Original,” it is the single most sold item in the entire wine world. Merlot 2008 ($5): Cassis and cigar, with soft tobacco fruit. Filet mignon. Cabernet Sauvignon ($5): Dusty currant, tightly-drawn. Pot roast. Zinfandel 2007 ($4): Pure raspberry supple, fruit-driven, and perfectly defined. That picnic pastrami sandwich, with potato salad. You can find many of these wines in the increasingly popular single-serving 187ml size plastic bottles, which are a boon to the environment in that they weigh in at just one-sixth of a glass bottle’s tonnage. (Sutter Home is also big on waste-water recycling, and claim that they use a mere third of a gallon of water per gallon of wine. The industry standard is five or six gallons of water per gallon of wine produced.) The tasting room – this is the original winery – is located at 277 St. Helena Hwy. South (Highway 29), St. Helena CA 94574. There is still no charge for tasting, and visitors are invited to take the self-guided tour of the White Zinfandel Gardens next door. Phone (707) 963-3104, extension 4208 for details on food pairing tastings. Children and pets are welcome. See SutterHome.com on the web for details on the winery’s unique book club and extraordinary and ever-popular “Build a Better Burger” contest. There is a new “Better Burger” cook book due out next April. [Hinkle is the author of nine wine books, including Good Wine: The New Basics and his latest, just out, Clos Pegase: The Architecture of Wine. He is at RichardPaulHinkle.com.]

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Barb & Bart O’Brien

O’BRIEN ESTATE
by Frances Rivetti
O’Brien Estate is pleasingly positioned off of the beaten track in a peaceful residential neighborhood of the Napa Valley. A visit to this alluring little family-owned and operated vineyard feels a lot like coming home. “Bart greets guests in the driveway, more often than not, with wide open arms,” says proprietor Barb O’Brien of her gregarious husband, co-owner, frequent tour director and marketing impresario. “Here at O’Brien Estate, in case you haven’t guessed, the customer is king!” How could a visitor fail to fall for the charms of the field and the fine, gold-medal winning wines of O’Brien Estate considering the fact that the effusive O’Briens actually founded their little piece of paradise on the heady basis of love and an amorous promise? “It all began as a romantic dream over 20 years ago when we visited Napa Valley on our third date,” explains Bart, seated at one of the sturdy tables in his backyard tasting patio, under the dappled shade of a massive old, oak. Glass jars weighted down with grape berries and filled with harvest hues of sunflowers and estate-trimmed olive branches, set a convivial backdrop for the tall and elegant bottles of the O’Brien’s flagship “Seduction” with a brush-stroke gold “O” on the label – a 2006 Cabernet Bordeaux-style blend that has swept the country’s wine competitions with multiple gold medals including Gold Medal and a Chairman’s Award at the Orange County Fair ($45). The O’Brien dream date vision finally came to full-fruition about six years ago, when 13-year-old vines on the couples’ replanted 40-acre estate, reached awardwinning winemaking maturity. “Passionate and a perfectionist, our winemaker is a part of the family,” says Bart about David Yorgensen, whose talented hands have for the past six years, created a deep, opaque range of wines with flamboyant flavors of cherry and cassis with dark and brooding aromas. In fact, Yorgensen’s Seduction 2006 was a double gold medal winner at the American Fine Wine Competition, the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition, Best of Show winner of the Florida International Wine Challenge and both a gold medal and a Chairman’s Award at the prestigious Orange County Fair Wine Competition. Hot-on-the-heels of Seduction, the awardwinning winemaker’s O’Brien Estate 2006 Merlot ($40) scooped gold medals at the 2008 American Fine Wine Competition, the 2009 Florida International Wine Challenge and another at this year’s Orange County Fair Wine Competition. “We pride ourselves on authentic, traditional winemaking of single-vineyard, estategrown wines,” says Bart, whose partially sold-out 2008 O’Brien wines also include an appropriately named Flirtation Rosé, Attraction Chardonnay and an Estate Chardonnay. Business has increased by an impressive 25% over the past year at O’Brien Estate, with the vast majority of wine being sold directly from the tasting room and to wine club members. “This extraordinary growth is due to a philosophy of producing great wine with a personal experience, at affordable prices,” says Bart, who offers a range of private or group “winemaker-for-a-day” custom blending seminars. Fog from the south and east and cooling breezes from the San Pablo Bay contribute to the long growing season in the Oak Knoll District, promoting a slow development of fruit for exceptionally well-balanced wines. “We use no herbicides or pesticides and are dedicated to being good stewards of our land,” says Barb, in the midst of plans for an on-going series of tasting room and wine club events, including a popular, annual post-harvest “A Night of Unrestrained Reserve!” O’Brien Estate is located at 1200 Orchard Avenue, Napa. Reservations are suggested for tasting room visits and tours. For more information, call (707) 252-8463 or visit the website at www.obrienestate.com.

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Wineology
What is terroir?

INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER by Len Napolitano

The French term, “Terroir” (pronounced tear-wah), is what makes a specific grape-growing site, and its wine, distinctive. It is a philosophy, originated in Europe, that says it is a multitude of influences in nature that create a wine’s character. These natural factors include soil composition, day and nighttime temperatures, the amount of rainfall, the direction of the sun, just to name a few. This principle of terroir explains why some of the best California Pinot Noir, for example, originates in the regions of Carneros and Russian River. They may be separated by about 30 miles but they share similar soils and experience the same cooling effects from bodies of water nearby – either the ocean, in the case of the Russian River area, or San Pablo Bay for the Carneros region. Both regions produce rich and complex wines made from Pinot Noir grapes that reflect their similar terroir. Over centuries of winemaking around the world, it has been learned that the uniqueness of a specific location is what creates the “personality” of a wine. Although the French word “terrior” has no English translation, it has become a term used everywhere to describe this interaction of many factors that influence a grape-growing site. So, the next time you taste a great wine, whether Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel, take notice of where

the grapes were grown. If a distinct site is listed on the label as the origin of the grapes, such as the name of a specific vineyard or an official wine geographic region (also known as an appellation) know that you are tasting more than just the grapes that made the wine. You are experiencing “terrior” – everything in nature that makes that site, or area, unique.
Len Napolitano lives in Sonoma 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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Two Chances to Taste Ferrari-Carano Wines!
Now you have two choices when tasting Ferrari-Carano wines – visit Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in Dry Creek Valley, or taste the wines in Healdsburg at Ferrari-Carano’s all-new Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique!

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
Don and Rhonda Carano invite you to visit the beautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines. The spectacular Italianate hospitality wine center, Villa Fiore, is set in the midst of the 70-acre Dry Creek Valley estate vineyard. Here you can taste the critically-acclaimed FerrariCarano wines, stroll five acres of exquisite gardens, view the magnificent underground, double-vaulted barrel cellar, and sample limited and reserve wines in the Enoteca Reserve Tasting Bar. Be sure to browse the wine shop where you’ll find wine country’s most distinctive gift selections, gourmet gift and wine packs, and of course, the entire portfolio of Ferrari-Carano wines. If you’d like an in-depth look at Ferrari-Carano, reserve your spot for the winery tour, offerd daily at 10 a.m., by appointment. Hosted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, you will stroll through renowned gardens, see vineyards up close, perhaps catch one of the winemaking team or cellar crew hard at work on the crush pad or in the winery’s cellars or tank rooms, view Don and Rhonda Carano’s personal wine cellar, and visit the Enoteca Lounge and Villa Fiore tasting rooms. You will hear about Ferrari-Carano’s history – how Don and Rhonda first came to Sonoma County on a wine buying trip and just fell in love with the area. After the tour, you are invited to taste Ferrari-Carano wines at the Villa Fiore tasting bar or in the Enoteca Lounge. Winery tours are by appointment, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m., based on availability. To schedule your tour, send an email to tourinformation@ferrari-carano.com, or call the Hospitality Department at (707) 433-6700 or 1-800-831-0381.

Enoteca Reserve Tasting Bar

Private tastings are also available by appointment. Each tasting, hosted in the private PreVail Room, is designed to highlight the many nuances of wine in a fun and informative style, and include The Matchmaker wine and food pairing, Chardonnay Lovers, The King of Reds, The PreVail Tasting, and Scentiments, to name a few. Private tastings range in price from $20 to $35, and groups of up to eight are welcome. To schedule a private tasting, please contact the hospitality department, privatetasting@ferrari-carano.com, or call the1 Hospitality Department.

Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar and Boutique
When visiting Healdsburg, Ferrari-Carano’s all-new Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique, located on the Healdsburg Plaza, offers visitors hand-picked wine flights and food pairings from the Ferrari-Carano portfolio of wines. Here, customers may enjoy the

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easy, relaxed atmosphere of tasting wines as well as shopping for unique home decor and gifts from California’s wine country. Featuring a selection of Vietri dinnerware, Fortunata ceramics, vineyard prints and landscapes, unique lamps, decorative table runners and pillows, as well as other home accessories, visitors will certainly find something to remind them of their time spent in wine country. Also this December, be sure to stop by “Sparkling Saturdays” for all your holiday gift shopping needs! And if you’re looking for a venue for a private group tasting, the beautiful Back Room is perfect for up to 30 people, and your tasting can be customized to include chocolates, cheeses or small bites. Whether it’s a group of friends, company teambuilding or a holiday celebration, Seasons of the Vineyard will provide everything you need for a memorable experience.

So stroll the plaza in Healdsburg where you will find FerrariCarano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique, located at 113 Plaza Street in Healdsburg, open Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday/Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please call (707) 4312222 or visit www.seasonsofthevineyard.com, for more information.

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Taste Hot Wines in a Cool Region – Carneros
The 22nd annual Holiday in Carneros is November 21st and 22nd from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This exciting winery open house event features more than 20 wineries in the Carneros region of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Participating wineries open their doors and invite visitors to join in on a variety of activities. Wineries will feature food and wine pairings, live music, art or craft shows, special tastings (barrel, reserve, library, new release), discounts or special pricing, family activities and more. Admission is $40 per person and is valid for both days of the event. (No advanced tickets are available or necessary.) To participate, simply pay your “admission” at any participating winery on either day of the event. You’ll receive a Holiday in Carneros logo glass and access to all the fun! (Some activities at some wineries may have additional fees, but all participating wineries have generous offerings for Holiday in Carneros participants at no cost above the price of admission.) Proceeds from Holiday in Carneros fund scholarships at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College. Participating wineries include Adastra, Anaba, Ceja Vineyards, Cline Cellars, Cuvaison, Enkidu Wines, Etude Wines, Folio Winemakers’ Studio, Jacuzzi Family Winery, Larson Family Winery, Larson Family @ Cornerstone, Mantra @ Grange Sonoma, McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards & Winery, Parmalee-Hill Wines, Robledo Family Winery, Roshambo, Schug Carneros Estate Winery, Talisman Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards and Truchard Vineyards. Additional information is available at www.CarnerosWineries.org or call 1-800-909-4352. Hospitality de los Carneros is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the wineries and winery tasting rooms of the Carneros appellation. It produces two open house events each year – April in Carneros and Holiday in Carneros. In its twenty-two year history Hospitality de los Carneros has contributed over $100,000 to charities in Sonoma and Napa counties and currently funds scholarships at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College

LODGING
NAPA VALLEY SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERN
CALDERWOOD INN Perfect environment to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Situated 3 blocks from the historic downtown plaza and wonderful restaurants in Healdsburg. 25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg (707(=) 431-1110 innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com 1-800-600-5444 FLAMINGO RESORT & SPA 170 rooms and suites on 10 acres, garden setting with heated pool, night club with entertainment,Terrace Grill restaurant, fitness center and tennis courts 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa 1-800-848-8300 VINTNERS INN Forty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios; 1-800-421-2584 surrounded by vineyards. 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.com
CANDLELIGHT INN Private baths; TV/phone and AC; two-person marble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies or decks; three-course gourmet breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious 30'x60'; swimming pool 1045 Easum Drive, Napa 1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com

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

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

MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COAST
CYPRESS INN 800-443-7443 www.cypress-inn.com

SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERN
LEDSON HOTEL Luxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated rooms with king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies. Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779 480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com KENWOOD INN AND SPA A premier Sonoma County destination for discerning visitors seeking gracious treatment, lush surroundings, soothing pools and elegant accommodations all in a Tuscan (707) 833-1293 Setting. 10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood www.kenwoodinn.com

LAMP LIGHTER INN Tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, you will discover a charming inn with two cottages and four guest rooms inn and Sunset House Suites. These bed and breakfast boutique hotels have been serving the traveling public since 1935. (831) 624-6046 www.carmellamplighter.com SUNSET SUITES (831) 624-7372 www.carmellamplighter.com

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

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Retail Therapy at Chelsea Premium Outlets
by Michelle J. Baker
Do you need a day off from wine tasting? Are you just craving some retail therapy on a rainy fall day in Northern California? Or do you want to get a head start on holiday shopping? Whatever the question is, Chelsea Premium Outlets is the answer. Chelsea Premium Outlets has two convenient locations in Wine Country, two more in the Bay Area and one in the Sacramento area. So wherever you are in Northern California, there’s a great outlet with everything you need! The Petaluma Village Premium Outlets feature 60 stores including Ann Taylor Factory Store, BCBG Max Azria, Banana Republic, Bose, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Jones New York, Nike, Puma, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and more. When you need to fuel up for more shopping, stop by Cotijo’s Mexican Restaurant for fresh chips and salsa, fat burritos or a delicious chimichanga. Or if you need a simple capuccino and croissant break, stop at DaVinci’s Coffee and Tea. The Napa Premium Outlets feature 50 stores, including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Barneys New York Outlet, Brooks Brothers, Gap Outlet, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, J.Crew, Jones New York, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand, Tommy Hilfiger, TSE and more. When you’ve worked up your appetite from shopping, you’ve got lots of dining choices: Fujiya, considered one of best sushi spots in Napa Valley; Suppertime, for some down-home classic American food; Hunan/China Express for fast and fabulous Chinese fare; or Subway for a tasty sandwich and chips. Stop at any of the five Northern California Chelsea Premium Outlets for the “After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale,” featuring Midnight Madness with all stores opening at Midnight Thanksgiving night! Thanksgiving weekend hours at the outlets are Friday, November 27 from midnight to 10 p.m.; Saturday, November 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, November 29 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the Petaluma Village Premium Outlets at 2200 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma (Highway 101 southbound, Petaluma Blvd North exit; Highway 101 northbound, Old Redwood Highway exit) and the Napa Premium Outlets at 629 Factory Stores Drive in Napa (Highway 29, First Street exit). The regular store hours at both outlet locations are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Whether you are an occasional or frequent outlet shopper, Chelsea Premium Outlets has a VIP Shopper Club. It’s free to join, and offers exclusive online coupons, a voucher for a free VIP coupon book, deals around town, insider information from your favorite brands and email updates on sales and special events. Your VIP Shopper Club membership is good at any of the over 40 Chelsea Premium Outlet locations throughout the United States. Sign up yourself to see some of the eyepopping deals at www.premiumoutlets.com. When you are out and about in the Bay Area or Sacramento area, visit one of the other Chelsea Premium Outlets near you: Vacaville Premium Outlets: 321 Nut Tree Road, Suite 2, Vacaville Folsom Premium Outlets: 13000 Folsom Boulevard, Folsom Gilroy Premium Outlets: 681 Leavesley Road, Gilro

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As the vineyard workers wrap up the 2009 crush, wineries are busy working overtime getting the freshly pressed grapes to bed while simultaneously preparing for their annual celebrations. One of the most popular is the “Wine and Food Affair,” a two-day weekend of wine and food pairings in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. On November 7th and 8th, more than 74 wineries participate and included in the $60 per person ticket ($40 for Sunday only), guests will receive a new “Tasting Along the Wine Road” cookbook, a collection of recommended recipes from regional wineries and Inns. Along with the recipes, the book contains full color photographs, maps of the “Wine Road,” and a forward by critically acclaimed superchef, Charlie Palmer. To participate, visit www.WineRoad.com or call 1-800-723-6336. include wine and food pairing sessions on Friday afternoon at the Clement Hotel Monterey, wine country open houses and tours. On Saturday, two event gems are Tour Monterey Wine Trails, where you’ll be able to visit quaint boutique tasting rooms and the Education Tour Experience for an opportunity to learn what it takes to become a world class Chardonnay producer. On Sunday, the Great Wine Escape Grand Finale at the Clement is the perfect time to surrender your map and put your planner away as this event brings the Monterey food and wine scene to you. More than 30 wineries will be pouring and 12 local restaurants will be pairing special dishes for the occasion. Ticket packages start at $25 per person. To participate, call (831) 375-9400 or visit www.MontereyWines.org. FYI: For overnight accommodations, stay at the Hofsas House in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. Most of the rooms have breathtaking views of the forest and Pacific Ocean with private lanais overlooking the aromatic pines. Guestrooms are spacious, comfortable and well appointed. Ergonomic chaise lounges surrounding a heated pool and intimate dry saunas are available. Easy walking to downtown dining and shopping and less than 15 minutes to most major regional attractions. World-class hospitality, attractive pricing and the best house-blend coffee assures Hofsas House as your best bet when visiting the Monterey Peninsula. For reservations, call 1-800221-2548 or go online to www.HofsasHouse.com.

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and delectable varieties of edible mushrooms appear. Mendocino County is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties including the rare candy cap mushroom – with its intense maple-syrup flavor and sweet fragrance – that grows only along the northern coast of California. The pinnacle of mushroom season is Mendocino County’s annual Wine & Mushroom Festival but aficionados can enjoy mushroom-centric menus and mushroom picking excursions all season long, typically from October through January. The Wine & Mushroom season begins with a flurry of events during the first weekend in November and stretches through the end of autumn. With more than 60 activities and events, there’s something for everyone. For further event listings, call 1-866-466-3636 or go to GoMendo.com.

Winter Wonderland
Celebrating excellence in winemaking in an unmatched and beautiful natural setting, Yosemite National Park is the backdrop for several upcoming food and wine events. The Ahwahnee Hotel brings together 32 prominent California wineries over a series of eight sessions from November 1st to December 3rd. Participants are invited to meet, learn from and dine with different winemakers and winery owners in each session, moderated by some of the most respected wine authorities in the country. Esteemed California winemakers making repeat appearances this year include Joseph Phelps, Rombauer Vineyards, Mumm Napa Estates. Newcomers include Ceja Vineyards and Topel Winery. At each session, guests will enjoy a world-class, fivecourse gourmet dinner paired with that session’s wines. Vintners’ Holidays offers everyone from novice to connoisseur an opportunity to experience rare and limitedreleases in one of the most breathtaking winter settings imaginable. This exclusive event does sell out so make your reservations early. To participate, call (801) 559-4949 or visit www.YosemitePark.com/Vintners. FYI: Special two- and three-night packages are available at the Ahwahnee and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls.

Stellar Sips
Lodi vintners are inviting wine enthusiasts to enjoy the fruits of their labor and be among the first to taste wines from the new vintage. Guests can mingle with winemakers as they unveil the new 2008 wines with barrel sampling, blending seminars, cellar tours, live entertainment, a host of educational activities and tempting culinary delights. More than 30 wineries will open the doors for “The First Sip,” this fall wine festival, on Saturday and Sunday, November 14th and 15th. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door and are good for both days. Participants receive a commemorative tasting glass, event map and admission to all participating wineries. For details, call (209) 365-0621 or visit the website at www.FirstSipLodi.com.

Enchanted Evening
A popular fall tradition in Sonoma Valley is St. Francis’ Wild Game Winery Dinner. The meal features game from prominent producers who harvest from local fields and streams. Winemaker Tom Mackey will pull out a beautifully aged library selection to include on this hearty menu. Chef David Bush and his staff are planning delicious new appetizers and sides to delight guests. Seating for the Saturday, November 14th dinner is limited, so make your reservations early. Cost is $135 per person. To attend, call 1-888-6759463 or go to www.StFrancisWinery.com.

Big Deal
The 13th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend will be held November 13th through the 15th, at locations throughout Monterey County. The Great Wine Escape Weekend is the premiere social event of the year for the Monterey Peninsula and features over 45 wineries, local and national celebrity chefs and the ultimate travel experience in the unparalleled setting of Monterey Wine Country. Activities throughout the weekend

Mushroom Fare
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A Taste of Redwood Valley’s 7th Annual Holiday Wine Sale and Juried Artisan Fair
November 21-22, 10am-5pm • Live Music • One-of-a-kind Art • Light Fare and Holiday Cookies
A Taste of Redwood Valley invites old friends and new to the 7th annual Holiday Wine Sale and Juried Artisan Faire. Deep discounts of up to 40% on fine wines and the best brandy in the world will make it easy for you to stock up for the holidays. This small-valley community celebration will ring with laughter and live music as visitors enjoy the aroma of holiday cookies and browse one-of-a-kind arts and crafts by Mendocino’s talented artists. Most of the nine wineries and the distillery will have artisans on hand displaying their wares, and Barra of Mendocino will host its 5th annual Juried Artisan Faire with designer jewelry, fine pottery, unique wood products, hand-decorated gourds, watercolor and oil paintings, and more. Redwood Valley, where United States organic wine production originated, is the northernmost grape-growing micro-region in Mendocino County and boasts more organic acreage than any other appellation in California. All but two of the wineries are too small to keep regular tasting room hours, so this is a rare opportunity to catch a behindthe-scenes glimpse of these small producers. Please bring your own glass for tasting and a designated driver. The wineries participating in the Holiday Wine Sale are Frey Vineyards, Oster Wine Cellars, Cole Bailey, Giuseppe Wines/Neese Vineyards, Graziano Family of Wines (Sat. only), Barra of Mendocino, Lolonis/Ladybug Winery, Oracle Oaks Winery and Silversmith Vineyards. The distillery, which will be pouring brandy and other hand-crafted spirits, is Germain-Robin/Craft Distillers. Tucked away in the most northern part of the Mendocino County grape growing region lies this unique appellation, distinguished from other appellations by its geographical elements, weather patterns and most importantly by the people who farm grapes in this micro-region. Take Highway 101 north of Ukiah to West Road (exit #557), show up at any participating winery, and get a map to all the others. Some are close to 101 and others are tucked deep in the lovely valley. For directions or more information go to www.atasteofredwoodvalley.com.

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Winemaker Profile: Sequoia Grove Vineyards

MICHAEL TRUJILLO
by Charles Neave
“I tend to make my wines so that they require little patience,” Michael Trujillo, Director of Winemaking and President at Napa’s Sequoia Grove Vineyards, “Which means that while they are approachable and very nice to drink on release, they evolve beautifully as they age in the bottle over the years. That doesn’t mean that the wines have to sit for five or ten years, it simply means that they continue to get better over that period of time and even longer.” As legions of wine lovers can attest, a well-cellared Cabernet Sauvignon from the winery is pure delight in a bottle. But of course it begins in the vineyards, then is brought to life during the winemaking and cellaring process. It depends on the varietal, whether the fermentation process is carried out in stainless steel, oak or a combination of both. Cooperage – barrel ageing – is likewise tailored to the wine it will hold, so it might be in both small and large barrels. Some American oak is used, as with the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the rest of the time it is French oak. Each wine is then aged in the bottle for a minimum of one year before going to market. The Estate Reserve bottlings, which have a following of their own and are very coveted, are kept “on oak” longer then the other wines before their release. As Trujillo has said, “I look to create wines with varietal expression, structure and balance. That is so very important. Stylistically I look towards traditional winemaking ... but this is California, so in the end it is our own style that defines our wines. For me vineyard balance is first, which means location makes a huge impact: the soil types, the physical location of the vineyard and the climate. Balance includes everything from the roots of the vines to the fruit itself.” Trujillo first started his career in agriculture a long way from grapes. It was in the ranch country and farmland of Southern Colorado, where he grew up and where the growing cycle and the soil first became a part of his life. But in 1982, when he was on spring break from college, he visited California and decided to stay. He took an entry level job with the winery he is now president of and rose steadily though the ranks until reaching the position as winemaker and then, beginning with the 2002 vintage, president as well. Sequoia Grove makes two Bordeaux-style Cabernets (one of them the famous Rutherford Bench Reserve), a Chardonnay using grapes from Napa’s cooler Carneros District, the Stagecoach Syrah made from grapes grown on Atlas Peak, Rebellious Red (a fun red table wine in which the blend changes each vintage at the winemaker’s discretion), plus a crisp Sauvignon Blanc The last three wines are in very limited supply and are available only at the winery. In their new tasting room you find a wonderful place to reflect on the philosophy behind the wines. Done in what many people might call “Wine Country Casual” but also very stylish, with a beautiful garden, it is staffed by friendly folks that are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. Which means they can talk about favorite local restaurants, other wineries and area personalities with the same assurance that they explain winemaking, barrel aging and fermentation techniques as you sip your way through their tasting menu of exciting and sometimes surprising wines. An while you’re there, ask about the Rutherford Bench and Rutherford Dust, for a little education mixed in with your tasting. The tasting room at the 22-acre Sequoia Grove Vineyard is where you can try these wines is open daily from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. It’s located at 8338 St. Helena Highway (Highway 29) in Rutherford. For directions or for more information, including details on tours and the food and wine pairings offered, look at www.sequoiagrove.com or call 1-800-851-7841 or (707) 944-2945.

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Casa Nuestra Winery, New Tech High School Provide Tomatoes to the Napa Food Bank
Dianne Anderson, of the Napa Valley Food Bank, was surprised, delighted, and perhaps a little overwhelmed when two hundred pounds of fresh tomatoes appeared on her delivery dock thanks to a joint enterprise between Casa Nuestra Winery and the New Technology High School in Napa. The tomatoes were grown in a field – formerly planted to vineyard – on the lands of Casa Nuestra Winery north of St. Helena along the Silverado Trail. Gene Kirkham, founder of the winery, explained, “This field had been a Cab Franc vineyard until old age caught up with it. Most likely the land will be replanted to vineyard in the future, but in these difficult economic times it seemed a good idea to plant a food crop for the benefit of our local food banks.” Several ideas for a food garden were considered, but ultimately the winery decided to plant a tomato patch. “We knew tomatoes would do well on the site, and everybody likes tomatoes,” Kirkham explained. “To add interest and as an educational benefit, we planted as many different tomato varieties as we could easily obtain. There are fifty different varieties of tomatoes planted here,” he said. The diversity among tomatoes is readily apparent, walking down the rows: big ones, small ones, striped ones, yellow ones, orange ones, pear shaped ones. The tomato project coincided with an initiative by the New Technology high school in Napa. New Tech was seeking a winery partner as a part of the community service program for its students, so the Casa Nuestra Winery put the students to work harvesting tomatoes for the food bank. The crew of New Tech students spent several hours in the patch. “Experiences like this are an essential and required part of the curriculum at New Technology High School,” commented Tom Solberg, Assistant Principal and Director of outreach at New Tech. “By the time our students graduate they will complete more than 150 hours of community service and internship time.” Last year the Napa Food Bank assisted 1100 families. In the first six months of this year, the Food Bank has already assisted over 1500 families. “In these times, more and more families are in need of assistance,” Dianne Anderson said. The Napa food bank distributes food between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays at the Living Vine Church of the Nazareen at 3305 Linda Vista Ave in Napa. For details, call Diane Anderson at (707) 253-6128.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

MONTICELLO VINEYARDS
CORLEY FAMILY NAPA VALLEY
by Michelle J. Baker
No matter how long you’ve lived in or visited wine country, it’s still a challenge to visit all the wineries, right? Because you develop a list of favorites that you must visit every trip, and there’s only so much time… That’s why it’s always a thrill to discover a new favorite, as you will when you drop in at The Corley Family’s Monticello Vineyards on Big Ranch Road in Napa. Jay Corley came to Napa Valley in 1969 with the spirit of a pioneer, intent on finding some land to grow his favorite varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. He found the perfect plot just north of the town of Napa in what is today known as the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Despite its location on the hot Napa Valley floor, Corley realized that Oak Knoll stays relatively cool because of the marine influence of the San Pablo Bay, making it the perfect spot to grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Jay Corley was a grower only until 1980, when he hired a winemaker and started to produce wine, too. Corley was a great admirer of Thomas Jefferson, who was not only a founding father but also the United States’ first great connoisseur. He honored the third president by naming the winery Monticello Vineyards after Jefferson’s mountaintop home in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1984, the Corleys built the Jefferson House, a very close replica of Monticello on the Home Ranch that is now used as office space and to entertain guests. Jay Corley has since passed the reins of the vineyards and winery to three of his sons: Kevin, winegrower and President; Stephen, who oversees marketing and administration; and Chris, the winemaker. In the quaint, rustic tasting room, the staff pours a little bit of everything the Corleys produce from 80 acres of vines on the Home Ranch in Oak Knoll as well as four other estate vineyards in Napa Valley. Guests at Monticello often get a chance to do some “barrel tasting on the fly,” with a comparative sampling of Cabernet Sauvignon from three different estate vineyards. The Corleys love to tailor tastings to their guests’ preferences, so don’t be shy about telling them what you like. They also like to show off their library and library wines, in the cozy cellar of the Jefferson House. Slip into the comfortable black leather chairs and enjoy a flight of Cabernet Sauvignon, some Merlot or their very popular and tasty estate Pinot Noir. “People come for our Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay,” Stephen Corley says, “but usually leave with those wines and more.” Monticello Vineyards / Corley Family Napa Valley is open for tasting daily from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but if you’d like to have a reserve tasting, it’s best to make a reservation in advance (especially on weekends) by calling (707) 253-2802. Visit the winery online at www.CorleyFamilyNapaValley.com.

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Brix26 Provides Inside Access to Boutique Wineries
Highly Personalized Wine Service Offers Handpicked Selections from California’s Limited Production Labels
Announcing Brix26.com, a highly personalized service that identifies California’s boutique wineries, hand-selecting only the very best to ship to clients. Brix26 founder, Peter Langenstein created the concept to give wine lovers around the country access to California’s finest limited production labels. The number of California’s wineries has exploded in the past decade from several hundred to thousands of world-class producers. Even remarkably skilled enthusiasts find it difficult to determine the most exceptional wines with so many options available. “90% of what we taste, we will not recommend to you. The other 10% you will find with Brix26,” says Langenstein. With the mission to seek out undiscovered gems for his loyal clients, Langenstein regularly travels to various growing regions of California in search of the very best. He created the name for his company by combining the word “brix”, which is a measure of sugar level in grapes, and the number “26” – the “perfect ripeness”, which falls wine shop – an educational and informative experience for everyone from the casual sipper to the true connoisseur. With bottles ranging from $15 to $1500, all wines are accompanied by hand-written fact sheets, which include pairing suggestions, “tasting notes” and information on the winery. In addition, gifts from Brix26 are individually wrapped in tissue paper for direct shipping. Langenstein acts as a “personal shopper” of sorts, encouraging clients to call or email Brix26 directly for recommendations. “We typically like to talk one-on-one to our clients to get a feel for what varietals they like, as well as favorite labels or styles they prefer,” he says. “From there, we send recommendations via email for wines to match their specific tastes. Ideally, we’d like to establish a long term relationship with each of our customers on an individual basis.” In addition to specialized consulting, expertly chosen mixed “boutique” cases and individual bottles, Brix26 also offers clients the option of joining “The Insider’s Wine Club”. Using their connections to only the best small-production family wineries, Brix26 ships the latest discoveries directly to your home or business each month as a member of this premium tasting experience. Brix26 frequently obtains access to select wines that are produced in such limited quantities, that customers receive exclusive offers to purchase wines that can’t be found for sale anywhere else. For more information, visit www.brix26.com.

between 25 and 27 for California’s finest Cabernet. “Although we are approached by hundreds of wineries, we will only carry the product for sale if we think it’s something truly extraordinary.” Langenstein likens the highly personalized award-winning service of Brix26 to that of a local

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37th Annual ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire’
This popular event is held at the Napa Valley Expo at 575 Third Street, Napa, in the Chardonnay Hall, November 2022. The hours are: Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Holiday Faire features more than 80 booths of fine crafts, art and gourmet foods. The Greater Napa Valley Lion’s Club will again be having their home-baked goodies annual sale. The faire also features a full kitchen serving excellent homemade lunches and dinner. This is a great time to get your Christmas shopping done early – with the personal touch! Special orders are accepted and delivered by Christmas by most vendors.

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HOT SPRINGS • COOL WINES • WARM WELCOME

Blues Festival Returns to the Napa Valley Town of Calistoga on November 7 and 8
Festival Showcases Top Blues Bands and World Famous Wines
The Napa Valley town of Calistoga will host a two-day Blues Festival on November 7 and 8, featuring music from top-notch blues bands and performers, coupled with tasting of wines from some of Calistoga’s world-famous wineries. The festivities will start in Calistoga’s walkable downtown on Saturday, November 7 and move to participating wineries on Sunday, November 8. Last year, this event was voted Napa Valley’s Best Music Festival in the North Bay Bohemian newspaper’s reader poll.

Downtown Blues Festival – Saturday, November 7, 1 to 7 p.m.
Calistoga’s downtown will become a veritable blues club with Chateau Montelena, Dutch Henry Winery, Envy Winery, Grant Street Vineyards, Lava Vine Vineyards, Silver Rose Cellars, Solovino Wines, Tristant Vineyards and Twomey Cellars among the wineries offering wine accompaniments to the riffs and licks of eight live blues bands. Music will fill the streets as visitors stroll from one end of town to the other tasting some of the valley's finest wine and listening to the sounds of bands such as Mick Martin, Tia Carroll, Andy Just, and Volker Strifler, with guests Lou & the Blues from Siena, Italy, among others.

‘Blues in the Vineyards’ - Sunday, November 8, noon to 5 p.m.
On Sunday, the music moves out to the wineries for Blues in the Vineyards. Visitors can take a free shuttle (the shuttle stop is at the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce at 1133 Washington Street) to Dutch Henry Winery, Envy Winery, Lava Vine Vineyards, Madrigal Vineyards and Silver Rose Cellars, where they’ll be able to taste fine wines while listening to hot blues bands, including Sugar G. Robinson, Jeff Johnson and Dennis Hubert. Saturday tickets are $25 per person (the 16 wine tastings provided with this ticket can be shared by two people). The Sunday Passport is $35 per person and the Weekend Pass is $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce office at 1133 Washington Street. Weekend hotel and festival packages will be available through participating hotels. For more information, call the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce at (707) 942-6333 or go to www.CalistogaVisitors.com.

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Yountville’s 21st Annual Festival of Lights
Celebrate the Season with Food, Wine, Arts & the Big Guy in Red
Strap into that sleigh and steal away to the vineyards of Napa Valley for a country-style celebration boasting world-class food, wine and the arts. Kicking off Friday, November 27, Yountville’s 21st Annual Festival of Lights delivers home-spun fun throughout the month of December. Add to the mix the town’s six Michelin stars and 20+ wineries tucked within four square miles and the term “cup runneth over” merits redefinition. A perfect ticket for urbanites seeking an escape from the hectic shopping season, the Festival of Lights is an off-grid good time featuring a full line-up of holiday fun. The season hits a high note with a procession of thousands of twinkling lights transcending the town into a show-stopping winter wonderland complete with carolers, elves, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving and a visit from the big guy in red. Admission is free; tasting tickets for food and wine are $1 each. For more information, visit www.yountville.com. Visitors can tap into a variety of activities and off-season hotel rates starting November 27th with a block party certain to pique all of the senses. At 2 p.m., Santa arrives at his West Pole post where children can mix, mingle and pose for posterity. Street side, a bevy of local wineries and the region’s top tables (Bouchon Bakery, étoile, Redd, Brix, Bistro Jeanty, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, Bouchon, Pacific Blues, Mustards and Napa Valley Grille) serve up tastes along Washington Street while galleries, boutiques and restaurants open their doors for late night shopping and dining. Yountville’s annual holiday celebration is a magnet for visitors

seeking the real deal. The town’s charming European ambiance mixed with a classic California wine country beat is a relaxing retreat from the urban uproar. Throughout December carriage rides (weekends), late-night shopping and festive events unfold. For the avid oenophile, go green and grab a bike for a tasty trek of the area’s wineries meriting Napa Valley’s official 11th AVA. Key stops include Cliff Lede Vineyards, Domaine Chandon, Goosecross Cellars, Bell Wine Cellars and

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newcomers Girard Napa Valley, Ma(i)sonry tasting salon, Tamber Bey, Keever Vineyards, Gemstone and Morningside Vineyards. Other options abound including caroling above the clouds on a hot air balloon adventure, hammering down that handicap at the Vintners Golf Club, visiting the Napa Valley Museum or slipping into the Spa Villagio or the new Bardessono spa for a decadent mind/body experience. Nearby, the Lincoln Theater gears up with live performances. The event is sponsored by the Yountville

Chamber of Commerce, Town of Yountville, 99.3 KVYN and 1440 KVON, Napa Valley Vinters, Bardessono, Hope & Grace Wines and V Marketplace 1870.

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Site of Napa Valley’s first planted vines (1838), Yountville sits at the epicenter of the region’s culinary scene sporting the topranked restaurants, 20+ wineries and 10 lodging properties. An ideal base for the avid oenophile, Yountville offers the county’s only hot air ballooning launch, five National Register of Historic Places sites, a microclimate pedigree with its own AVA and 20+ wine growers, world-class shopping and performing arts. Located 55 mi./88 km. north of San Francisco, travelers can arrive via scenic Highway 101 or via Napa County

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An inspiring photo exhibit of our dramatically changing planet titled “Changing Earth: Photographer’s Call to Action” is now open at Mumm Napa and runs through March 13, 2010. Produced in conjunction with The Ansel Adams Gallery and Blue Earth, a non-profit organization focused on raising environmental awareness, the exhibit features works from a variety of acclaimed photographers who document the tough reality of earth’s regression through their photographs. The photographers and their subjects included in “Changing Earth: Photographer’s Call to Action” at Mumm Napa include: Daniel Beltra (Amazon: Forest at Risk), Benjamin Drummond (Facing Climate Change: Global Change. Local People), Stephen Harrison (Visualizing Earth), Anne Marie Musselman (Finding Trust/The Sarvey Wildlife Project), Camille Seaman (Melting Away – The Last Iceberg), Florian Schulz (Freedom To Roam: Wildlife Corridors), John Trotter (No Agua, No Vida: The Thirsty Colorado River Delta) and Rebecca Norris Webb (The Glass Between Us: Reflections on Urban Creatures). Ansel Adams’s photographs demonstrated that artistic interpretation can raise public awareness, change perceptions and alter understanding about our world. It is in that spirit that The Ansel Adams Gallery, Blue Earth and Mumm Napa have joined together to put on this exhibit. The mission of Blue Earth is to raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments and social concerns through photography. Blue Earth works closely with their selected photographers to offer resources and support including non-profit, fiscal sponsorship for fundraising and grant-writing consultation. The exhibit is open to the public. There is

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no charge to view the exhibit. Mumm Napa Winery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. For additional information on visiting the winery and its exhibits, call (707) 967-7700 or access the Mumm Napa website at www.mummnapa.com. Mumm Napa is one of California’s top sparkling wine producers and one of the most popular destinations for wine country visitors. For more than 20 years, Mumm Napa sparkling wines have set the standard for California méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, emphasizing the exceptional qualities of Napa Valley fruit along with the unique casual elegance of the Napa Valley lifestyle. The winery and visitor center are located in Rutherford along the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley and are open daily for tours, tastings and private events. Visitor center and fine art photography gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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Trentadue Wines are Rich with Awards
by Charles Neave
There is never too much of a good thing at Sonoma County’s Trentadue in Geyserville, especially when it comes to the awards they receive for their wines. “We have won 50 gold medals in the last two years alone, in 2008-2009,” said Bob Cuozzo, the tasting room and manager of the winery’s popular wine club. Just this year, at the 2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair – one of the wine country’s premier events – the winery won Best of Class (gold medal) for not one but a total of three of their wines: the coveted 2005 La Storia Meritage, the 2006 Merlot and the rich 2005 La Storia Zinfandel. If that was not enough, they also won the gold for their 2006 Zinfandel Port and the Chocolate Amore. As a Michelin inspector would say if this were a restaurant, “Certainly worth the drive.” As Trentadue winemaker Miro Tcholakov said, “For the last decade Trentadue wines have changed dramatically, and in a positive direction. Consistently and quietly we have been winning many Best of Class and gold medals from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, and from other prestigious wine competitions, placing us in the top ten percent or better of all wineries. We just don’t brag about it! For all these years I have really enjoyed making great wines from our estate fruit, especially the

reserve La Storia wines.” One thing you can be assured of is that one of the winery’s professional (not intimidating, but knowledgeable and friendly) tasting room staff members will pour and educate visitors in a relaxed and very Northern California comfortable setting at the tasting room in Geyserville. One of the options is the chocolate and wine pairing, which might define, in a very nice way, the word “decadent.” But then when you are helping to celebrate a winery’s 40th year (they were founded in 1969 and are still family owned and operated), why not? With a last word, Bob Cuozzo has said more than once that, “Trentadue makes incredible award winning wines that are available at very affordable prices. It’s all about quality for value!” And a visit to the winery will prove that over and over again. Trentadue’s tasting room is open to the public for tastings seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. There is also the popular “Gondola Tour” where you can ride through the Trentadue Winery estate vineyards and learn the history behind Alexander Valley and what makes this particular valley so special, as you taste wines along the way. Their is an eight guest minimum and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations for tours, call (707) 433-3104 or 1-888-332-3032. They are located at 19170 Geyserville Avenue in Geyserville, and you can also look them up at www.trentadue.com.

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Artisano – Inaugural Celebraton of Locally Handcrafted, Small-Production Wine, Food & Art
November 14 Event Held in Geyserville Will Benefit Slow Food Sonoma County, North’s School Garden Project
Artisano, a celebration of small-production, locally handcrafted wine, food and art, will take place from noon to p.m. on November 14 on the lawn area of the Geyserville Inn with beautiful panoramic vineyard and mountain views. The event provides unique access to: • Sample and discover more than 20 local, small-production, upand-coming, ultra-premium wineries. Most of these wines are not widely available to the general public such as MacPhail, Garden Creek, Foursight, Montemaggiore, Verge, Duxoup and Kelley & Young. • Savor small plates from restaurants like Dry Creek Kitchen, Zazu, Diavola, Manzanita and Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar featuring locally raised meats provided by the Sonoma County Meat Buying Club. Enjoy chef demonstrations and book signings with Gerald Hirigoyen of Piperade, Jeff Mall of Zin and Josh Silvers of Syrah • Sample artisan cheeses from local artisan cheese producers like Cow Girl Creamery, Bellwether Farms and Redwood Hill Farm; and other gourmet artisan food producers like Sonoma Foie Gras, Black Pig Meat Company, Sonoma Chocolatiers, Sensuous Farms and Jimtown Store. • Browse and purchase paintings, ceramics, fused glass, sculptures and other original works of art from several of the region’s premier artists such as Clay Vajgrt, Linda Schroeter and Michael Coy. • Participate in a live and silent auction including rare, hard-to-find lots of artisan wines and incredible destination vacation trips. • Dance to the fabulous live music of the Steve Pile Band. The event will benefit Slow Food Sonoma County, North by helping to fund the chapter’s School Garden Project. The goal is for each elementary school in Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Windsor and Santa Rosa to create and maintain a school garden, with support and resources from Slow Food. More information about Slow Food Sonoma County, North and the School Garden Project may be found at www.slowfoodsonomacounty.org. Community partners to Artisano include Relish Culinary Adventures, Schott Zwiesel/Fortessa, Sonoma County Meat Buying Club, Dry Creek Rancheria and The Special Event. Admission to Artisano is $75 per person in advance and $90 per person the day of the event, if available. For more detailed information on the event and to purchase tickets, go to www.artisano.org or contact Mark Tharrington at (707) 894-8500 or by email at mark@artisano.org.

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New Tasting Room Opens in Windsor Featuring J. Lynne & Three Alarm Wines
California Wine Creations, Inc., producer of J. Lynne Russian River Valley wines and Three Alarm California wines, is pleased to announce the opening of Vine Tastings in Windsor, California. Vine Tastings, an upscale wine bar and tasting room located on the Windsor Town Green, features both J. Lynne Russian River Valley wines and Three Alarm California wines. Both of these wines are available for tasting, by the glass and by the bottle. Cathy Cole Fallis, along with her husband Bill, own Vine Tastings. They have chosen to feature a handful of boutique Sonoma County producers, including J. Lynne Russian River Valley wines and Three Alarm California wines. Along with the wines, small plates will be available. Musicians will fill the air with lively tunes every Sunday, and other entertainment features and specials will be announced intermittently. “We are thrilled to be featured at Vine Tastings,” commented Jennifer (J.) Lynne Wall, winemaker for J. Lynne Wines. “We invite everyone to come to Vine Tastings and enjoy some of our award-winning 2007 J. Lynne Chardonnay and 2007 Pinot Noir.” J. Lynne is a small artisan winery which focuses on hand picked and crafted Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. J. Lynne Chardonnay is ‘Single Vineyard’ and J. Lynne Pinot Noir is “Two Vineyard.” Both are 100% Russian River Valley and only experience French oak. Less than 1000 cases of each wine are produced. Suggested retail for these wines is $25 per bottle. “Part of the proceeds from the sale of Three Alarm Cellars benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation,” remarked Captain Mike Gonzales, owner of Three Alarm Cellars. “We invite folks to come to Vine Tastings, enjoy a glass of Three Alarm and also to take a bottle home to enjoy later.” Three Alarm Cellars wines offer California Red and California White wines. Three Alarm Red is a blend of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Sirah. Three Alarm White is a blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Symphony. Suggested retail for these wines is $11 per bottle. Vine Tastings is located at 9058 Windsor Road in Windsor. For more information, call (707) 620-0833. They will be open every day of the week and late on weekends.

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Rodney Strong Vineyards Becomes Sonoma County’s First Carbon Neutral Winery
Leading Advocate of Solar Energy and Sustainable Farming is Now Carbon Neutral
Rodney Strong Vineyards owner, Tom Klein, announced that, in an effort to fight global warming, the company’s winery and vineyards have achieved carbon neutral status. This makes the winery the first in Sonoma County to become carbon neutral. The winery recently became a member of The Climate Registry (theclimateregistry.org), where they will calculate and report emissions of winery and vineyard greenhouse gases, allowing the company to mitigate and offset those emissions. Rodney Strong enrolled in PG&E’s ClimateSmart program in an effort to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The ClimateSmart program is a voluntary, taxdeductible program that allows enrolled customers to balance out the GHG emissions produced by the energy they use (joinclimatesmart.com). To participate, customers pay a separate amount on their monthly energy bill, based on their actual energy use. PG&E invests all payments in new, independently verified environmental conservation, restoration and protection projects that reduce or absorb GHG emissions. In addition, NativeEnergy is working with the winery to counterbalance carbon emissions with purchased carbon offset credits benefitting three projects that create new green energy (nativeenergy.com). The projects are the Greensburg Wind Farm Project, Hillcrest Saylor Family Farm Methane Project and the Wanner Family Farm Methane Project. Over the years, Rodney Strong has implemented numerous green business practices to reduce their impact on the environment. The company installed one of the largest solar electric systems in the wine industry in 2003; updated production facility lights to energy efficient fixtures with motion sensors; farms in accordance with the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices Workbook, published by the California Association of Winegrape Growers and the Wine Institute (verified by third party assessment); and received Fish Friendly Farming certification for their estate vineyards. In 2004 the winery received the EPA/US Dept of Energy Green Power Leadership Award and Sonoma Green Business Certification. “As with making great wine, going green starts in the vineyard,” states winery owner, Tom Klein. “Our sustainable farming led us to install solar panels to conserve energy, participate in Fish Friendly Farming to protect the nearby streams and audit our whole winery’s green practices for immediate and on-going environmental progress. I’m proud to say that now, in 2009, we’ve become carbon neutral and hold ourselves accountable for our winery’s carbon footprint. Global warming is real and one of today’s biggest threats to our future. This is something we had to do. The whole world needs to get involved in solving this problem.” Rodney Strong Vineyards is dedicated to crafting world-class wines that capture the essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strong sustainably farms 14 estate vineyards and produces wines from Sonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill. The winery was founded in 1959 by Sonoma County wine pioneer Rodney D. Strong as the 13th bonded winery in the county. It was purchased by the Klein family, a fourth generation California agricultural family, in 1989. The company aspires to conserve and protect the environment in all its operations.

The 11th Annual ‘Wine & Food Affair’ – Weekend of Wine and Food Pairings
The 11th annual “Wine & Food Affair” offers guests a weekend of palate-pleasing food and wine with 80 renowned Sonoma County wine producers from the Dry Creek, Russian River, and Alexander valleys. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy their favorite chef-created recipes to taste with the perfectly paired wine, making the weekend a wine- and food-pairing extravaganza. Each prepaid attendee will receive the Tasting Along the Wine Road cookbook, which contains all of the delicious recipes served by the wineries during “Wine & Food Affair,” as well as recipes from lodging members of the Wine Road. On November 7 and 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 80 winery members will be participating from the Wine Road Northern Sonoma County in Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander valleys. Cost is $60 for November 7 and 8 (both days), $40 for Sunday, November 8 only; and $25 for designated drivers for November 7 and 8 (both days) In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, the program and ticket purchase is available for purchase online at www.wineroad.com or by calling 1-800-723-6336. Tickets sold at the door will be the same price, but they will not include the cookbook.

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NOV. 6 – Celebrating 12 Years in Healdsburg – Erickson Fine Art Gallery, 4-7pm, reception and meet the artists. Also; Gallery wide sale on prints, sculptures and paintings, 707-431-7073 NOV. 6 – Eric Silva Solo Exhibition – Gallery Lulo, Jewelry artist Eric Silva, 6-8pm. Meet the artist and enjoy some good local wine, free, www.gallerylulo.com or call 707-433-7533 NOV. 6 – First Fridays Art Walk – 15 galleries in Downtown Healdsburg, 4-7pm, map available at www.healdsburg.com/events/art_walk.asp NOV. 6 & 7, 12-14, 20-22 – Sly Fox – presented by The Raven Players, at the Raven Theater, $19, 8pm. Sunday matinee at 2pm, www.raventheater.org or call the Raven at 707-433-6335 NOV. 7, 14, 21 - Arts & Crafts Fair – Farmers' Market, 9-12, www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org NOV. 7 – Sonoma County Wine Pioneers Series – Dry Creek Kitchen, wine tastings with winemakers, 3-course dinner, $65, 3:45, www.hotelhealdsburg.com, 707-431-0330 NOV. 7 & 8 – A Wine & Food Affair – Various Wine Road Wineries in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys, 11am-4pm, $60, $40 Sunday only, www.wineroad.com or call 800-723-6336 NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 31 – Holiday Gift Gallery – at Plaza Arts Center, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg. Opening reception on November 20, 5 - 7 pm. For more information please call 707-431-1970 NOVEMBER 19, 20 & 21 – Fall Book Sale – Friends of the Healdsburg Library, at Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper Street. For more information please call 707-433-3772

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Heart of Sonoma Valley Wineries 26th Annual Holiday Open House
Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces its 26th Annual Holiday Open House, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Kick-off the holiday season – wine country style! Enjoy two days of wine tastings, holiday nibbles, gift packages, discounts and much more. Twenty-four wineries throughout Sonoma Valley are opening their doors for this festive affair! “This year marks our 26th annual celebration. Twenty four wineries along Sonoma Highway, between Sonoma and Santa Rosa, will be participating in this holiday event,” said Executive Director Josie Gay. “We are looking forward to a fabulous weekend of awardwinning wines, fresh baked nibbles, savory treats, caroling and wine country holiday cheer! This is a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite holiday wines and jump start the holiday season. What a great alternative to the busy city streets and overcrowded malls!” Tickets are now on sale. Advance tickets are only $30 for both days ($35 at the door), which includes a wine tasting glass and access to all participating wineries event tastings and activities. A designated driver ticket is also available for $10. Tickets, detailed event information and a map may be obtained online at www.HeartOfSonomaValley.com or by calling 1-866-794-9463. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as last year was a sell-out event. Participating wineries include: Adler Fels Winery, Audelssa Estate Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Chateau St. Jean, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Family Wineries, Imagery Estate Winery, Kaz Vineyard & Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Kunde Family Estate, Landmark Vineyards, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars/Ty Caton Vineyards, Paradise Ridge Winery, St. Francis Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars, Valley of the Moon Winery and Wellington Vineyards. makers. For a century and a half, many of the vintages that have made California wines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. In the ten mile stretch of the wine country, in the environs of Glen Ellen and Kenwood, you’ll find a blend of family owned and classically beautiful wineries filled with award-winning wines, charming B&Bs and elegant Luxury Inns, stylish wine bars, a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés, state parks, a lavender farm, olive presses and gift shops. The small region has always been a welcoming locale. Today, the Heart of Sonoma Valley is dotted with intimate cottages and inns, acclaimed bistros, the occasional shop and the wineries that attract a devoted clientele of travelers and wine lovers.

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Colorful New Works by Ann Hollister at Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room
A new exhibition of brilliant and colorful new works by local Artist Ann Hollister is now hanging at the Charles Creek Vineyard Tasting Room and Gallery in downtown Sonoma. The show will run through December 3. Ann Hollister’s work is a fusion of styles: calligraphy, watercolor painting and the influence on her life of living in the Hawaiian Islands. The acrylic paintings are a new addition to her work. Volcanic eruptions and bamboo forests invite the viewer to visually and mentally enter the paintings and enjoy the secrets to be found. In the abstract work boldness, yet attention to detail, add intrigue to each one. Hollister taught calligraphy in San Francisco and Oakland, California and Kealakekua and Honolulu, Hawaii. She partnered with Terry Englehart in the Sonoma with her feline assistant, Isabelle. Specializing in high quality Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Syrah and Grenache from great vineyard sources in the Sonoma and Napa Counties, Charles Creek Vineyard produces wines that are food friendly, fruit driven 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 to 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 in downtown Sonoma. For more information, call (707) 935-3848 or email alan@charlescreek.com.

Pengraphics Studio of Calligraphy and Graphic Design in Oakland for six years. Her work has been shown in California, Hawaii and Germany. She now lives in

Audelssa Estate Recently Voted Top Sonoma Winery
Small Glen Ellen Winery Apparently Not a Secret Any Longer
The San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate online community voted Audelssa Estate the top Sonoma winery in their Wine Country Getaway Poll. More than 1,600 consumers cast their votes between August 18 and September 27 and the final tally showed Audelssa Estate on top. Whether it’s the spectacular view from the artisanal winery high up on the Sonoma side of Mount Veeder, or the stylish tasting room in quaint Glen Ellen or the highly extracted, elegant wines themselves: SFGate readers love Audelssa and seek it out as their favorite Wine Country destination in Sonoma. During September and October, visitors to the comfortable Audelssa Tasting Room, located at 13647 Arnold Drive in Glen Ellen, California were treated to tastings of all five of the Fall Release wines, including the next-to-impossible to find Summit Reserve, Alder Springs Merlot, Napa Valley Zinfandel and the highly acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. “We go out of our way to be hospitable to our guests,” said winemaker Erich Bradley. “We hope that every time they open one of our bottles it brings back good memories of their visit to either the winery or the tasting room.” For those who are willing to make the journey, private tours can also be arranged at Audelssa. The winery sits high up on the Sonoma side of Mount Veeder, surrounded by the spectacular Mountain

Terraces Vineyard with unmatched vistas of the Sonoma Valley and beyond. Sommelier superstar Christopher Sawyer from The Lodge at Sonoma summed it up, “Audelssa is a must see. I highly recommend it. The wines and the people are both exceptional.” For more information on Audelssa Estate Winery, or to arrange a visit to the Tasting Room or Winery, call (707) 933-8514 or visit their website at www.audelssa.com. For more information on the SFGate readers poll, visit baylist.sfgate.com/audelssa-estate-winery/biz/167871.

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Mendocino County Celebrates Fabulous Funghi
Local Bounty Showcased On Tasting Menus and Celebrated at Unique Events During Mushroom Festival this November
Each fall in Northern California’s Mendocino County, something magical happens when the rains begin to fall – delicious, delectable mushrooms appear. From October through January, more than 3,000 mushroom varieties will pop up, and of these, more than 500 are edible and 20 are readily identifiable – including the rare candy cap mushroom, with its intense maple-syrup flavor, that grows only along the northern coast of California. The highlight of mushroom season is Mendocino County’s annual Mushroom Festival (November 6-15), with everything from mushroom dinners, wine- and beer-pairing workshops, musical performances, exhibits and guided mushroom foraging walks scheduled. During mushroom season, Snow and others offer identification walks, and in addition to the precious candy cap, mushroom hunters can score chanterelles, porcinis, morels and hedgehogs –and the less adventurous can sample these same mushroom varieties on special mushroom tasting menus throughout the county. and winemaker Greg Graziano. Make advance reservations for one of the most popular events of the festival. $100 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. To make reservations call (707) 937-0289. Check www.maccallumhouse.com to see the detailed menu.

Little River Inn’s Mushroom and Belgian Beer Dinner Little River – Friday, November 13th, 6:30-9pm
Little River Inn Executive Chef, Marc Dym, and Russian River Brewing Company Brew Master, Vinnie Cilurzo, create a perfectly paired five-course menu. Each dish features a different local mushroom and Belgian-style ale. Chef Marc will share his culinary secrets while Brew Master Vinnie takes you through the world of Belgian brews. $85 per person. Visit www.littleriverinn.com or call 1-888INN-LOVE to make a reservation.

St. Anthony's Annual Wine & Mushroom Event – Mendocino Village Saturday, November 14th, 1-5pm
The event at St. Anthony’s Church offers guests a full afternoon of delicious tastes. Nine wineries will pour their best vintages, eight restaurants will whip up their own mushroom soup recipe for tasting and judging, and homemade mushroom appetizers will be passed. Mushroom expert Eric Schramm will be on hand with examples of mushroom varieties, and lots of enticements will fill the silent auction tables. $25 per person which includes a commemorative wine glass. Proceeds benefit the coastal community. For more information go to www.stanthonysofmendocino.com. For more information, call 1-866-782-9636 (866-STAY-MENDO), or visit www.gomendo.com. For specific information about events surrounding festival, visit www.gomendo.com/events.

Skunk Train’s Wine & Mushroom Adventure – Willits Saturday, November 7th, 2009, 11am-4:30pm
All Aboard the Skunk Train! Enjoy Mendocino County wines poured by local wineries, mushroom appetizers and entertainment while you travel through towering trees and watch the wildlife along the Noyo River. Disembark at Camp Mendocino (the halfway point) and enjoy more mushroom goodies whipped up by a famous local chef. Proceeds benefit the Howard Hospital Foundation, the first “green” rural hospital in the country! For more information/tickets, go to www.howardfoundation.org or www.skunktrain.com.

Mendocino Hotel’s Navarro Winemaker Dinner – Mendocino Village Saturday, November 7th, 6pm
Participants will enjoy fabulous local wines from Navarro Vineyards, along with a multi-course meal featuring local gourmet mushrooms prepared by Joe Brown, Executive Chef at Mendocino Hotel. Educational mushroom display and lecture by local fungi expert Eric Schramm. Hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Cost is $95 per person. To make a reservation, call 1-800-548-0513. Check www.mendocinohotel.com to see the actual menu.

Albion River Inn’s Mushroom Cooking Class – Albion Tuesday, November 10, 11:30am – 3:30pm
Experience the creative culinary style of Executive Chef Stephen Smith as he demonstrates delectable wild and cultivated mushroom recipes for this five-course, mushroom-inspired cooking class. Local wild mushroom expert Don Kowalski will join Chef Smith to give a demonstration on how to identify our coast’s wild mushroom harvest. Each participant receives a full set of class recipes with step-by-step instructions. $80 per person, limited to 20 people. Call 1-800-4797944 or visit www.albionriverinn.com/events to make a reservation.

MacCallum House Inn’s Wild Mushroom Winemaker Dinner Mendocino Village – Thursday, November 12th, 6:30-9pm
Don't miss our 10th Annual Wild Mushroom Winemaker Dinner with Executive Chef Alan Kantor, mushroom expert Eric Schramm

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Occasio Winery Celebrates 2009 Harvest with Gypsy Jazz Band ‘Gaucho’ and Releases its Micro Lot 2007 Thatcher Bay Vineyard Merlot
Occasio Winery owner and winemaker John Kinney announced that the winery will celebrate the end of their extraordinary 2009 harvest with the release of its 2007 Thatcher Bay Vineyard Merlot (only 25 cases were made) and a concert by “Gaucho,” a popular gypsy jazz quartet on Saturday, November 14th beginning at 6:30 p.m. Kinney also stated that the 2007 Thatcher Bay Vineyard Merlot has already received the silver medal from the 2009 Indy International Wine Competition, one of the largest wine competitions in the United States judging more than 3,000 wines from 10 countries. The end of harvest celebration will be as spectacular as the harvest! Beginning at 6:30 p.m. attendees will be greeted with Occasio Winery’s gold medal winning 2008 Pinot Gris, paired with small bites. At 7:15 p.m. Kinney will welcome everyone to Occasio and introduce the evening’s entertainment, “Gaucho,” known for their gypsy jazz sound of 1930s Europe with inspiration also drawn from New Orleans swing music. The musical sounds of guitar, stand up bass, accordion and percussion will fill the winery as guests enjoy a dinner paired with Occasio wines – all award winners! Guests will also be given the rare opportunity to taste the 2008 Del Arroyo Vineyard Zinfandel from the barrel! Throughout the evening guests will taste Occasio’s celebrated small lot Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Sirah. On this evening, guests who join the Occasio Society Wine Club will receive a wine and cheese pairing education package. Occasio Winery is a proud supporter of Slow Food, US Ark and locally produced products and services. Occasio wines are produced exclusively with Livermore Valley grapes. The End of Harvest celebration will conclude with a dessert bar and coffee service. The event costs $50 per person plus tax for non wine club members and $40 per person plus tax for wine club members. Reservations are required no later than Thursday, November 12th, but space is limited to 50 attendees. To make reservations, call (925) 371-1987.

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LODI

THE FIRST SIP
Lodi Wine Weekend
Lodi Wine Country vintners are inviting wine enthusiasts to enjoy the fruits of their labor at “The First Sip – Celebrating Lodi’s New Vintage” on Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15. Attendees will enjoy mingling with the winemakers as they unveil the new 2009 wines with barrel sampling, blending seminars, cellar tours, live entertainment, a host of educational activities and tempting culinary delights. More than 40 Lodi wineries will open their doors for this fall wine festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Visit the website for detailed information on the activities of each winery. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Guests will receive a commemorative tasting glass, event map and admission to all participating wineries. Tickets can be purchased at the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center, (209) 365-0621, www.firstsiplodi.com or www.lodiwine.com. Tickets can also be purchased at each participating winery the day of the event. There is no charge for designated drivers. All tickets are non-refundable. The Lodi wine region produces more than 60 grape varieties, from the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to exciting new ones such as Vermentino and Tempranillo. The appellation has experienced exponential growth since the early 1990s, with over 75 wineries now bringing international attention to the local industry.

LODI AREA
WINERIES

DISCOVER LODI!
“Discover Lodi!” the 4,000- square-foot facility is located on property owned by Wine and Roses Country Inn at the northwest corner of Turner and Lower Sacramento roads in Lodi. The eye-catching design by Lesovsky-Donaldson Architects of Stockton has the look of an old winery and features an impressive three-story stone tower visible from all approaches to the property. It contains the winegrape commission offices, state of the art wine and viticulture educational displays, a conference room, and a “cellar room” for entertaining and special events, such as wine dinners. Wine-related memorabilia, books and apparel are available for sale. Offices for the Lodi Conference and Visitor Bureau are also on site. The Discover Lodi! center provides the opportunity to highlight the many outstanding tourist attractions in the Lodi area.

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Monterey Bay Area
MONTEREY • CARMEL • CARMEL VALLEY • HOLLISTER • SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS • SALINAS • SANTA CLARA • LOS GATOS
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Travelling from Monterey
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Sonoma County Santa Cruz San Francisco Paso Robles Santa Barbara

170 42 113 116 238

3 hrs 45 min 2 hrs 2 hrs 4 hrs

3-1/2 hrs 1-1/4 hrs 2-1/2 hrs 2-1/4 hrs 4-1/2 hrs

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Monterey San Francisco Paso Robles

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Happy Thanksgiving: Give Thanks, Give Pinot!
by Laura Ness
Passport Day in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Saturday, November 21
Fall Passport is nigh upon us and many wineries, including Burrell School, Loma Prieta, Poetic Cellars and Silver Mountain, will be offering attractive prices on Pinot Noir and other special wines for the Thanksgiving holiday. Burrell School has a Thanksgiving four-pack of “Teacher’s Pet” Chardonnay, Old School Cabernet, “Spring Break” Syrah and “Detention” Zinfandel for $89, and Poetic Cellars will also offer a special Passport four-pack, featuring Mourvedre, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Late Harvest Viognier – delightful with apple-pear tart. Loma Prieta will feature two 2006 Merlot for $50, regularly $35 per bottle.

Give Thanks, Give Pinot
Thanksgiving menus are always well-served by Pinot Noir: there’s nothing quite as food-loving as a fruity, smoothly balanced wine to play the point-counterpoint role with the traditional Americana feast. This year, mix it up by offering a range of Pinots to suit the different flavor aspects of the meal, and to keep your guests intrigued. Start with a Silver Mountain Rosé of Pinot Noir – bright and zesty, and a good alternative to Chardonnay. If you must have a white, go with Loma Prieta Viognier – fruity and refreshing, unruffled by the oak influence that can throw turkey off the bus. Move to a Loma Prieta Saveria Pinot Noir with seductive strawberry-rhubarb pie fruit, or to a raspberry-chocolate Muns Pinot with a hint of bright cola. If you’re adding some chiles and sausages to your cornbread stuffing, Poetic Cellars Mourvedre is a great companion. Burrell School’s Estate Pinot ($35 in November) is the rich, soul-satisfying kind that foils the roasted turkey, complete with skin, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and rich gravy: this is not the time to skimp! Think Julia Child and go wild. There’s always someone who just isn’t into Pinot, so make sure you have some rich, spicy Poetic Cellars Syrah on hand to supply the peppery panache that makes an exceptional repast really pop. You can find everything you need for a great Thanksgiving feast right here on the mountain.

“Holiday Magic in the Mountains” Kicks Off Thanksgiving Weekend
The arrival of Thanksgiving can only mean one thing: Santa and his reindeer are not far behind. If you’re like many, you like to fetch a

holiday tree right after Thanksgiving. Your local tree farms and wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains want to make it easier for you to do your holiday shopping without leaving the mountains and going to the insane germ factories better known as Malls! To help keep your money local, we’ve created a “holiday wine and tree trail” for your shopping pleasure. Select a tree at one of our local tree farms, including Radonich Ranch, then head to the participating wineries (Burrell School. Hunter Hill, Loma Prieta, Poetic Cellars, Regale and Vine Hill) for great local wine and unique gift ideas. Receive one free ornament per winery to put on your tree with a purchase of wine. It all kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. Grab one of our trail maps at Summit Store or one of the participating tree farms or wineries. While you’re at Summit Store, stock up on party supplies, including festive cookies and pies. The beauty of living in a mountain community is that everyone is passionate about something, so whether it’s growing the perfect Christmas tree, making the most beautiful pumpkin pie or crafting the most delicious Pinot Noir, you can, and should, take advantage of the passions and talents of others. Just one of the many things we all have to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving!

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Thérèse & Dan Martin

Tasting Room of the Week:

MARTIN RANCH WINERY
by Fred Gillaspy
A visit to Martin Ranch Winery is an experience unlike any other, where husband and wife proprietors and winemakers Thérèse and Dan Martin make every exclusive wine tasting day unforgettable – and always very special. The Martins never seem to run out of fresh and contagious enthusiasm. They’re both energized with the joy of being two with the earth, with a supportive crew of dedicated helping hands, wine club members, neighbors and friends helping to make the “magic” at the ranch always happen. They maintain a dawn-to-dusk regimen that consistently blends the love of their craft with the challenging yet satisfying work of tending to their vines and shepherding their wines to completion – transforming the fruits of their labor into increasingly popular award-winning wines. With their own respective “his and hers” labels – J.D. Hurley and Thérèse Vineyards – awards are nothing new to the Martins, having garnered more than 60 medals in prestigious national and international wine competitions this year alone. Gold medals were bestowed this year on Dan Martin’s J.D. Hurley 2006 Merlot at the California State Fair (Best of Class, Greater Bay Area Appellations) as well as at the Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Competition (Best Merlot). He also received a rating of 90 pts. for his 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Arroyo Seco and 89 pts. for his 2005 Cab, Santa Cruz Mountains, in the December issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Thérèse Martin’s Thérèse Vineyards captured gold for her 2005 Estate Cab at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and California State Fair Wine Competition (Best of Class, Greater Bay Area Appellations). Her 2005 Dos Rios Cab received a double gold at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, in addition to a Gold (Best Cabernet) at the Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Competition. And to cap-off a truly golden year, her 2005 Estate Cab received a rating of 89 pts. in the December issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Martin Ranch Winery is located at the southern tip of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine appellation, just 10 miles west of Gilroy, and is open regularly on the third weekend of each month, when the gates to the ranch open to the public for two unique days. On these exclusive afternoons, the working winery building at Martin Ranch – the heart of activity where all Martin Ranch wines are created from crush to table – is transformed into a wine tasting event of many compelling and colorful dimensions, where visitors can experience the energy and enthusiasm at the ranch first hand, meet the Martins and their crew and sample special selections of awardwinning wines. During the warm days of spring, summer and fall, new and returning visitors and wine club members get the opportu-

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nity to enjoy the bucolic surroundings of the estate vineyards, accompanied with dramatic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains — right on the covered crush pad. Visitors get to picnic and taste some of the Martins’ latest award-winning wines, with occasional special opportunities to barrel taste, or try a pre-release wine yet to be experienced by the general public. And, in the cooler months of winter, the fermentation room morphs into a festive tasting room and gift gallery – a perfect opportunity to taste the wines – but also an excellent chance to select from a number of special wine gift boxes and baskets and other wine related holiday gift items for family, friends and business associates. It’s no wonder many of the same people return frequently and often make their visit to Martin Ranch Winery a monthly tradition! See for yourself why the Martins’ roots of tradition, their passion for living and their desire for excellence are captured in every wine they make.

TRADITION • PASSION • EXCELLENCE
Martin Ranch Winery is located at 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy, CA 95020. For more information, friendly and secure online wine sales and directions, please visit: www.martinranchwinery.com, call the folks at Martin Ranch, at 408-842-9197, or email them at: wine@martinranchwinery.com.

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Monterey Vintners & Growers Association Hosts 13th Annual World-Class Wine and Food Event
Monterey’s exceptional wineries, accompanied by local and nationally recognized chefs, come together to commemorate The 13th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend, November 13-15. The festivities beckon wine and food lovers from around the country. “We’re exceptionally pleased with this year’s event because the weekend is so well-rounded. Wine enthusiasts with a passion for history will thoroughly enjoy our ‘Founding Fathers’ tribute dinner, home entertainers with a wine and food passion won’t want to miss ‘Coastal Kitchens,’ and wine and culinary travelers will want to explore the hospitality of the Monterey County tasting rooms,” said Rhonda Motil, Executive Director, Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association. “Our burgeoning wine region offers unmatched scenic beauty, superlative wines, and exquisite cuisine in an atmosphere of casual wine county elegance, making the Great Wine Escape a not-to-be-missed event.” The 2009 Great Wine Escape weekend will begin with a culinary extravaganza at The InterContinental: The Clement Hotel Monterey.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 – Coastal Kitchen Food and wine seminars throughout the day Winemaker Dinners SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Self-Guided or Luxury Coach Tours of Monterey Wine Country From Terroir to Table – Educational vineyard and winery tours Winemaker For A Day – A chance to fulfill the dream Winemaker Dinners – Featuring Monterey’s hottest chefs and vintners SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 The Grand Finale Tasting Thirty-five Monterey County wineries and a dozen restaurants

Not to Scale

CARMEL VA L L E Y

There Executive Chef Jerry Regester and Executive Chef Jeffery Jake of the Carneros Inn in Napa Valley will take guests on a discovery tour of the simple sensory secrets behind preparing dishes that brings out the best flavors in a chosen wine. Cheryl Indelicato, DFV Wines, has taken on the “Chef Throw Down” challenge with Chef Jake to see who can create the best appetizer pairings. The culinary team will then be joined by the Executive Chef of the Food Network, Robert Bleifer and Chef/Owner Mark Ainsworth, Pastry Smart, to craft a sumptuous multi-course lunch for all attending foodies. The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Estancia will explore the Ocean’s Edge during a private after-hours tour followed by an intimate winemaker dinner. Ten other winemaker dinners will be simultaneously held at some of the finest restaurants around the County. Tours of the Monterey Wine Country will highlight the Salinas Valley and Carmel Valley on Saturday, when guests can either choose to tour on a luxury motor coach or drive on their

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own. The Carmel Valley Tour will be centered in the Carmel Valley Village and will include Boekenoogen Vineyards & Winery, Joyce Vineyards and Heller Estate Organic Vineyards. Guests will conclude the day at Chateau Julien Wine Estate for an educational seminar and tasting. The River Road Wine Trail tour will include: Blackstone Vineyards, Manzoni Estate Winery, Marilyn Remark Winery, Pessagno Winery, Ventana Vineyard and Wrath Wines. Meanwhile, educational tours will be held at Estancia and Chalone Vineyard near the Gabilan Mountain Range and the Pinnacles National Monument. Guests will be taught the process of winemaking from “Terroir to Table.” Discussions and hands-on experiences will include farming a vineyard, the equipment that is needed to manage a vineyard, grafting of vines, harvesting of grapes and the fermentation process. Participants will learn about the soil and terroir of the Monterey and Chalone American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and the qualities that make the region truly unique. Those who have only dreamed of being a winemaker will have the opportunity to fulfill their dream during a hands-on wine blending seminar with winemaker, David Fleming at Paraiso Vineyards. Guests will take home their hand-crafted creations. On Saturday evening, Monterey County Wine Country’s Founding Fathers, Rich Smith of Paraiso Vineyards, Al Scheid of Scheid Vineyards, Phil Franscioni of Arroyo Seco Vineyards, Steve McIntyre of

McIntyre Vineyards, Eric Wente of Wente Vineyards and Jerry Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines will be honored as their wines are featured during the anticipated annual Wine Enthusiast Signature Winemaker Dinner at The Intercontinental: The Clement Hotel Monterey. The 13th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend Grand Finale event will be held Sunday, November 15. Monterey’s best wineries and restaurateurs gather for this signature event at the InterContinental: The Clement Hotel Monterey from 12 to 3:30 p.m. The Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association website provides package pricing, individual event prices and hotel recommendations. Additional information can be found by visiting: www.montereywines.org/gwe.

SALINAS

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Nevada County

El Dorado

Calaveras

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

Open by appointment only, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun noon-4pm 707-226-9991 (ext.2) or 887-226-1700 (toll free) Acacia Vineyard – 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa; 707 226-9991 Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley Road, St. Helena; 707 965-2675 Ahnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at Oxbow Tasting Room, 605 First St. Napa; 707 927-5864 Allora Vineyards – 3244 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-6071 Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee Lane @ Highway 29, Rutherford; 707 963-9999 Amizetta – 1099 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1460 Amuse Bouche Winery – 2930 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 967-8814 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vnyds – 680 Rossi Road, St. Helena; 707 963-8600
I « ANDRETTI WIN E RY – 4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 888 460-8463 Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs

Brown Estate – 3233 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2453 Limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays Buehler – 820 Greenfield Road, St. Helena; 707 963-2155 Open by appointment only Burgess Cellars – 1108 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4766 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 Open by appointment only Calafia Cellars – 629 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-0114 Tours/tasting by appointment only at 10:30, 1:30 or 4:30 Caldwell – 169 Kruzer Lane, Napa; 707 255-1294 Cali 351 – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Thu-Mon 10-5 « CALISTOGA CELLARS – 1371 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-7422 Su, Mo, We, Th, 12-5pm Fri-Sa 12-6pm Gifts, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Closed Tu « CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 Lincoln Ave, #2 Calistoga; 707 942-5556 Cardinale – 7600 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2643 « CASA NUESTRA WINERY – 3451 Silverado Trail No, St. Helena; 707 963-5783 Gifts, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours & appointments Daily 10-6 Open daily 10:30-5 Open Mon-Sat 10-5

Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Daily 10-6, Tuesdays 11-8 Open by appointment only Daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only
Open daily 10-5

« ARGE R- M AR TUCC I – 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 Arns – 601 Muno Road, St. Helena; 707 963-3429 Open by appointment only « ARTESA – 1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Atalon – 3299 Bennett Lane, Calistoga; 1-800-224-4090 August Briggs – 333 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-4912 Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, Napa; 707 226-1378 « BALDACCI – 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-9261 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-7919 Barlow Vineyards – 4411 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-8742 Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain, St. Helena; 707 963-7075 Beaulieu Vineyards – 1960 Hwy 29, Rutherford; 707 967-5233 Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1774 Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 « BENESSERE WINERY – 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-5853 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 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Beringer Vineyards – 2000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-4412 Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook Ln, Napa; 707 321-0866 « BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 253-1400 Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Boeschen – 3242 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-3674 Bouchaine Vineyards – 1075 Buchli Station Rd, Napa; 707 252-9065 Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 First St, Napa; 707 226-3976 Bourassa – 190 Camino Oruga, Napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 Boyd Family – 4042 Big Ranch Road, Napa; 707 254-7353 Bremer Family Winery –975 Deer Park Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5411 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily, 10:30-4:30 Sun-Wed 10-6, Thu-Sat 10 to 9 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5:30

« CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 North St. Helena Hwy (Hwy 39), Calistoga; 707 942-8200 Open daily 9:30-6 Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended Caymus Vineyards – 8700 Conn Creek Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-3010 Open daily by appointment Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, Napa; 707 226-6445 Open daily 12-6, Th-Sat 12-10 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 Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs Road, St. Helena; 707 963-1284 Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-5472 Chateau Montelena – 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-5105 Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2641 Clare Luce Abbey – 2893 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 963-7431 Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille Cross Rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 9:30-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4

Open daily 10-5 Oct-Apr, May-Sep 10-6 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5

Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-4 Sun-Thu 11-10, Fr-Sa 11-Midnight Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Daily 10-5 by appointment

« CLOS DU VAL WINERY – 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa; 800 993-9463 Open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Wine Tours, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4981 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-9100 Open Sat 10-4, Sun-Fri 11-4 Constant – 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0707 Open by appointment only Corison Winery – 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-0826 Open daily 10-5 by appointment Cornerstone Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Building C, Yountville; 707 948-6512 Open by appointment only Cosentino Winery – 7415 St. Helena Hwy, Yountville; 707 944-1220 Open daily 10-5:30 Crane Family Winery – 1051 Borrette Lane, Napa; 707 259-0175 Open by appointment only Cuvaison Estate Wines – 4500 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-2468 Open daily 10-5 Cuvaison Estate Wines – 1221 Duhig Road, Carneros (between Napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Open daily 10-5 Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-2345 Open daily 10:30-5 David Arthur – 1521 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena; 707 963-5190 Open by appointment only David Fulton – 825 Fulton Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-0719 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 Mon-Fri by appointment di Rosa Preserve – 5200 Carneros Hwy 121, Napa; 707 226-5991 Open Tu-Fr 9:30-3 Diamond Oaks – 1595 Oakville Grade, Oakville; 707 948-3000 Open daily 10-4:30 Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga; 707 942-1189 Open by appointment only « DOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa; 707 257-0101 Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more Domaine Chandon – 1 California Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 10-6

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Dominari – 210 Camino Oruga, Napa; 707 226-1600 Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 Lodi Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-7108 Open by appointment only Open by appointment, 10-4

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« DUTCH HENRY WINERY – 4300 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5771 Open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Cave Tours, Food Pairings Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope Canyon Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 Open daily 9-4 Ehlers Estate – 3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena; 707 963-5972 Open daily 10-4 Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford; 707 963-6067 Open daily 10-6 Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson Rd, Napa; 707 255-0504 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only 10-5 Elyse – 2100 Hoffman Ln, Napa; 707 944-2900 Envy Wines – 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-4670 Open daily 10-4:30 Etude Winery – 1250 Cuttings Wharf Rd, Napa; 707 257-5300 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-Park – 2222 N. Third Ave, Napa; 707 254-9489 Fleury Estate Winery – 950 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 967-8333 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only 10-3 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 11-7 Tue 11-8, Sat 8-6, Sun 11-5

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 Wed-Sun 11-4 Havens Wine Cellars – 2055 Hoffman Lane, Yountville; 707 261-2000 Open daily 10-4:30 Heitz Cellars – 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 Open daily 10-5:30 Hess Collection – 4411 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 255-1144 Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Open daily 10-6 Honig Vineyards – 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-5618 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Mon-Sat 10-6 Open daily by appointment only 11-4 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette Lane, Napa Limited tours and tastings by appointment only James Cole – 5014 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 251-9905 Open by appointment only James Creek – 2249 James Creek Rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 Open by appointment only « JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm « JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-2745 Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointment Last tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30 « JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2332 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State Lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 Kelham – 360 Zinfandel Ln; St. Helena; 707 963-2000 Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9750 Ladera – 150 White Cottage Rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., Napa; 707 257-0360 Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 Larkmead Ln, Calistoga; 707 942-0167 Lava Vine – 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9500 Long Meadow Ranch – 1775 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-4555 Open daily 10-6 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 By appointment Open daily by appointment 10-4 Winery open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only 10-4 Open by appointment only Open by appointment 10-5 Open daily 10-6

« FLORA SPRINGS - THE ROOM – 677 St. Helena Hwy So., St. Helena; 707 967-8032 Children & Pets OK, Picnic Area « FLORA SPRINGS WINERY – 1978 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-6723 Flying Horse – 2825 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena; 707 965-1600 « FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 800 535-6400 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK « FOLIO ENOTECA – 610 First Street #10, Napa; 707 256-3700 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcome ; Call ahead for Food Pairings

« FOLIO WINEMAKERS’ STUDIO – 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707 256-2757 Thu-Tue 10-4:30 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed; call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Fontanella Family – 1721 Patrick Road, Napa; 707 252-1017 Open daily 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 « FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-0859 Gift Items, Picnic Area Frazier Winery – 70 Rapp Lane, Napa; 707 255-3444 « FREEMARK ABBEY – 3022 St. Helena Hwy 29 N., St. Helena; 707 963-9694 Gift Items, Children Welcomed; Call ahead for: Winery Tours Frog’s Leap – 8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford; 707 963-4704 Gargiulo – 575 Oakville Crossroad, Napa; 707 944-2770 Girard Winery – (Tasting Room) 6795 Washington, Yountville; 968-9297 Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder Rd; 707 254-7766 Golden State Vintners – 401 St. Helena Highway South, St. Helena; 707 963-2335 Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State Lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 Graeser Winery – 255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-4437 « GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-2784 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings Groth – 750 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 944-0290 Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena; 707 963-9059 Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, Napa; 707 257-6796 « HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-0781 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge Road, Rutherford; 707 967-0700 Hall St. Helena – 401 St. Helena Hwy So, St. Helena; 707 967-2620 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment

« LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. Helena Hwy So. (Hwy 29 ), St. Helena; 707 968-3361 Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings LUNA VINEYARDS

Open Daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open daily by appointment Daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4

The first winery on the left heading north on the Silverado Trail. Enjoy the salon-like atmosphere of this beautiful tasting room where you can sample Luna Vineyards’ highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio and other varietals at the magnificent tasting bar. Private tours, along with tastings in their gorgeous private reserve room, by appointment only.

Open daily 10-5, 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 255-2474 Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 255-8864 Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 N. St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-6577 « MAHONEY VINEYARDS – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 11-6 Open Thu-Sun 10-5

Open by appointment only 10-5 Open daily 9:30-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open 11-6 Sun-Wed; 11-8 Thu-Sat Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5:15

Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. Helena Hwy 29, St. Helena; 707 963-5292 Open daily 10-5 Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8490 Open by appointment 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 Mason Cellars – Tasted at Oxbow, Napa 707 255-0658 Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30 « MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-7777 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Open daily 10-6:30

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Mi Sueno– tasted at Vintner’s Collective, 1245 Main St., Napa; 707 258-6358 Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-0758 Miner Family – 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville; 707 944-9500 MJA – 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3394 « MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 253-2802 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-5:30 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 254-0403 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 Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4661 Robert Biale – 4038 Big Ranch Rd, Napa; 707 257-7555 Robert Craig Wine Cellars – 880 Vallejo St, Napa; 707 252-2250 x1 Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-9177 Robert Mondavi – 7801 St. Helena Hwy 29, Oakville; 707 968-2001 Robert Pepi – 7585 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2807 Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-8004 « ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado Trail, No, St. Helena; 707 963-5170 Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours at 10:30 & 11:30 Round Pond Winery – 886 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 968-1161 Rudd Winery – 500 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-8577 Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. Helena; 707 967-8025 Rustridge Ranch – 2910 Lower Chiles Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 965-9353 Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-0544 Rutherford Hill – 200 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-1871 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5251 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money Road, Oakville; 707 944-1305 Saintsbury – 1500 Los Carneros Ave, Napa; 707 252-0592 Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. Helena; 707 963-5105 Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5889 Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-1980 School House Vineyards – 3549 Langtry Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4240 Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-2414 Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-4882 Scott Harvey – Poured at Salinas: 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 968-9575 Seavey Vineyard – 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8339 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Mon-Sat Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open Tues-Sat 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Open Mon-Fri by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Open by appointment Open 10-4 Open by appointment

Morey Cellars – Napa Call for information; 707 226-2348 Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele Rd, Napa; 707 252-1295 Open by appointment Mount Veeder Winery – Poured at Franciscan: 1178 Galleron, Rutherford; 707 967-3830 Open daily 10-5 « MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 800 MUM-NAPA Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours « NAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-2565 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-8011 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment

Napa Wine Company – 1133 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1710 Open daily 10-4:30 Neal Family Vineyards – 716 Liparita Rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800 Open by appointment Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena; 707 963-9000 Open by appointment Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-8840 Open by appointment Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 967-9600 Open Mon-Fri 10-3, Sat-Sun 10-2 « O’BRIEN ESTATE – 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa; 707 252-8463 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5 Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707-944-9665 Open by appointment Olabisi – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Open Mon-Sun 11-6 OnThEdge – (Vermeli Wines) 1255 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga; 877-668-4334 Daily 10-5 Opus One – 7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville; 707 944-9442 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. Helena; 707 967-9179 Open by appointment Mon-Fri 1-4 Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 Hagen Road, Napa; 707 226-5587 Open daily by appointment 9-5 Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-7504 Open by appointment Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-0689 Open by appointment Fri-Sat 11-5, 11-4 Sun Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer Rd, Oakville; 707 944-1683 Open by appointment Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890 Open by appointment Patz & Hall – 851 Napa Valley Corporate Way, Ste A, Napa; 707 265-7700 Open Wed-Sun 10-4 Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-0770 Open by appointment Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 933-8352 Open by appointment only Peju – 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 707 963-3600 Open daily 10-6 Pheonix – Poured at Vintners Collective: 1245 Main St, Napa; 707 255-7150 Open daily 11-6 Pina Cellars – 8060 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 738-9328 Open daily by appointment 10-4 Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-9777 Open daily 10:30-4:30 PlumpJack Winery – 620 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 707 945-1220 Open daily 10-4 Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley Rd, Napa; 707 965-1246 Open Thurs-Sun 11-5 or by appt « PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 Lewelling, St. Helena; 707 963-PORT (7678) Children & Pets OK 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 $45 fee includes a vineyard and winery tour, tasting of two vintages and a small food pairing 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 – 3108 Silverado Trail; 707 224-4299 Redmon Family – 1185 Starr Ave, St. Helena; 707 968-9252 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 10-4 Mon-Sat by appointment 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, Nap; 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 10:30-4:30, Mon-Thu by appointment Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, Napa; 707 299-3930 Open by appointment only Silo’s Jazz & Wine Bar – 530 Main St, Napa; 707 251-5833 Tues 4-7, Wed-Thurs 4-10, Fri-Sat 4-12 Silver Oak Cellars – 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville; 1-800-273-8809 Open Mon-Sun 9-4 Silver Rose Cellars – 400 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-9581 Open daily 10-5 Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 226-8569 Open by appointment only 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 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 Vineyards – 2867 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 800 331-8266 Open daily 10-5

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St. Helena Wine Center – 1321 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-1313 St. Helena Winery – 100 Pratt Ave, St. Helena; 707 967-9463 St. Supéry – 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford; 800 942-0809 Staglin Family – 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford; 707 944-0477 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars – 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 944-2020 Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 252-7272 « STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-3344 Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Stonehedge Winery – 1004 Clinton St, Napa; 707 256-4444 Stony Hill Vineyard – Call ahead for appointment; 707 963-2636; St. Helena Storybook Mountain – 3835 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-5310 Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 Galleron Rd, Rutherford; 707 963-9646 « SUMMERS/VILLA ANDRIANA – 1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga; 707 942-5508 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Summit Lake – 2000 Summit Lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 « SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. Helena Hwy S, St. Helena; 707 963-3104 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley Ln, Rutherford; 707 967-3500 « TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 First Street, Napa/ 707 265-9600 Teachworth – 4451 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga; 707 942-8432 Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena; 707 967-8340 The Terraces – 1450 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-1707 Tom Eddy – 3870 Hwy 128, Calistoga; 707 942-4267 Trahan Winery – 974 Franklin St, Napa; 707 257-7477 Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa; 707 255-7700 Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall Lane, St. Helena; 707 967-8027 Trespass Vineyard – 1859 Hillview Place, St. Helena; 707 963-0804 Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Su 10-5:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-4:30 Open Wed-Sat 11-7 Open Mon-Fri 9-5 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 11-7 Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open by appointment Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Open by appointment

« Especially recommended by Wine Country This Week Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open daily11-5 Open daily 10-5

« WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. Helena Hwy S. (Hwy 29), St. Helena; 707 963-9454 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours Whitford Cellars – 4047 E. Third Ave, Napa; 707 942-0840 William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado Trail, St. Helena; 707 963-8310 « WILLIAM HILL WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa; 707 265-3024 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs « WINE GARAGE – 1020 Foothill Blvd (Hwy 29), Calistoga; 707 942-5332 Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 Napa Town Center, Napa; 707 253-9450 Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder Rd, Napa; 707 265-8798 Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall Ln, St. Helena; 707 967-8046 Work Vineyard – 3190 Highway 128, Calistoga; 707 942-0251 X Winery & Amius – 1405 2nd Street, Napa; 707 204-9522 Yates Family Vineyard – 4723 Redwood Rd, Napa; 707 226-1800 Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 Lake County Hwy; Calistoga; 707 942-9251 « ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford; 707 963-5188 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings

Open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30 Daily 11-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-4:30

SONOMA COUNTY
A. Rafanelli Winery – 4685 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1385 Acorn – 12040 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-6440 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only

ADLER FELS WINERY TASTING ROOM
Elegant Sonoma County and Napa Valley wines at an unparalleled value. Taste limited-production Adler Fels wines as well as wines under our other brands (Big Ass, Leaping Lizard, and Coyote Creek). We have picnic grounds with sweeping views of the Mayacamas Mountains and we’re dog friendly as well.

Sonoma Highway, Kenwood • (707) 833-6131 • Open Daily from 11am to 5pm Adobe Road Winery – 1995 S. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma; 707 939-7967 Adrian Fog – Healdsburg; 707 688-1174 « ALDERBROOK WINERY 2306 Magnolia, Healdsburg; 707 433-9154 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings Alexander Valley Vineyards – 8644 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7209 Amista Vineyards– 3320 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9200 Amphora Wines – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7767 Open by appointment only Open by appointment, Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Thur-Mon 11-4:30 Open daily 11-4:30

« TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES – 3070 N. St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 1-800-473-4454 Open daily 10-5 Trinitas Cellars – 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa; 707 251-1956 Open daily 11-7 Truchard – 3234 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa; 707 253-7153 Open by appointment Tudal Winery – 1015 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3947 Open by appointment Tulocay – 1426 Coombsville Rd, Napa; 707 255-4064 Open by appointment Turnbull Wine Cellars – 8210 Highway 29, Oakville; 707 963-5839 Open daily 10-4 Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga; (707) 942-7122 Open Mon-Sat 9-4 Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 First St, Napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6, Tues by appt. V Madrone – 3199 St. Helena Hwy N, St. Helena; 707 963-3573 Open by appointment « V. SATTUI WINERY – Corner Hwy 29 & White Ln, St. Helena; 707 963-7774 Open daily 9-6 Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado Trail, Napa; 707 257-0130 Open daily 10-6 Verismo Wines – 6795 Washington Street, Yountville; 707 944 WINE (9463) Open daily 10-6 Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena; 707 963-3816 Open by appointment Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga; 707 942-6995 Open daily 10-4:30 Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado Trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Vineyard 29 – 2929 St Helena Hwy, St. Helena; 707 963-9292 Open by appointment Vintners 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 Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. Rd, Calistoga; 707 942-0930 Open by appointment 10:30-4:30 « WATERSTONE – Taste at Oxbow, 708 First St, Napa; 707 265-9600 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado Trail, Calistoga; 707 942-5924 White Cottage Ranch – 555 College Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment

« ANABA WINES – 60 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 707 996-4188 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Arbios/Praxis – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Archipel – 4611 Thomas Rd, Healdsburg; 800-273-0177 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5 Arista Winery – 7015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-0606 « ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-2222 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-2600 Gift items, Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Winery Tours at 10:30 & 2:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-4:30

« ARTESA –1345 Henry Road, Napa; 707 224-1668 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children Welcomed Artiste Winery – 435 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-1920 Open daily 11-5:30 Atascadero Creek – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Sat-Sun 11-5 Audelssa Estate – 13647 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 933-8514 Open daily 11-5 Balletto & Dutton-Goldfield – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-4 Banyon – poured at Downtown Wine, 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thur-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 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

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Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 473-9171 Open daily 11-4:30 « BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY – 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4046 Open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tram Tours Blackstone Winery – 8450 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-1999 Open daily 10-4:30 Bonneau Family – 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 Open Daily 11-6:30 (close at 5 in winter) « BR COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 800-330-4064 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings Open daily 10-5 Art Exhibits, Tours Dehlinger – 4101 Vine Hill Rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378 Deux Amis – 1960 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-7945 Downtown Wine – 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Tours & tastings by appointment, Fridays only Open by appointment only Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Open daily 11-6, Tue 2-6 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open by appointment only

« DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-Enoteca, 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1000 Duchamp Estate – 280 Chiquita Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6665

Bradford Mountain – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-4433 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt. Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Buena Vista Winery – 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1266 C. Donatiello – 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-433-8296 Camellia Cellars – 57 Front St., Healdsburg; 707 433-1290 Carol Shelton – 3354-B Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3441 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open by appt. 11-4

« DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-2700 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Dutton Estate – 8757 Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5 Dutton-Goldfield & Balletto – 5700 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 568-2455 Open daily 10-4 Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 11-6 (closed Tuesdays in Winter) Ensuenos – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Eric K. James – 452 First Street E, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560 Friday-Sunday 12-5:30 or by appointment « ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen; 707 939-8525 Thu-Mon 11-5 Also poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1637 Open daily 11-5 F. Teldeschi – 3555 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6626 Open daily 12-5 Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma Hwy. 12; 707 833-4444 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-Feb Closed Tu-We Favero Vineyards – 3939 Lovall Valley Rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939 Open by appointment only « FERRARI-CARANO – 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6700 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Open daily 10-5

THE CAVE WINE BAR & ARTISAN TASTING ROOM
Come join Thomas at The Cave, just off the Sonoma Plaza. 700+ wines, 25+ by the glass, 100+ 1/2 bottles Wines from all regions of California plus Oregon, Washington and 9 countries! Daily varied tastings and an incredible small plate menu is available.

Open daily ’til late 524 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-7448 Cellar Door – 1395 Broadway, Suite E, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-5, Thur-Sat 10-8 Chalk Hill – 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 800-838-4306 Tours & tasting by appointment only Chandelle Winery – 1395 Broadway at the Cellar Door in Sonoma; 707 938-4466 Thur-Mon 11-6,Tue-Wed 4-6 « CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 First St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 Chateau Felice – 10603 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-9011 Chateau St. Jean – 8555 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-4134 Christie Vineyards – 851 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg; 707 431-0662 « CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-2001 Picnic Area Clarbec – 19368 Orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 Clary Ranch – 3461 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma; 707 938-7210 « CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings Open daily 11-6 Mon-Thurs 11-3 Sat-Sun 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-6

« FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD 113 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 431-2222 Fri-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 10-7 Field Stone Winery – 10075 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-7266 Open daily 10-5 Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 433-7272 Open daily 10-4:30 Forchini – 5141 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8886 Fri-Sun 11-4 Forth Vnyds – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Francis Ford Coppola 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Open daily 10-5 Freestone Vineyards – 12747 El Camino Bodega, Freestone; 707 874-1010 Frick – 23072 Walling Road, Geyserville; 707 857-1980 « FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher Creek Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-3389 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings « GALLO FAMILY VNYDS – Tasting Room: 320 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 433-2458 Gift items, Vineyard Tours Gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg;707 473-2909; Geyser Peak Winery – At Canyon Rd, 22281 Chianti Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-2500 Thur-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 10-6 Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-5

Clos du Bois – 19410 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-3100 Open daily 10-4:30 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 Copain Wines – 7800 Eastside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 836-8822 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt. Corda – 845 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310 Open by appointment only D’Argenzio – 1301 Clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa Rosa; 707 280-4658 11-5 Summer, 11-4 winter; tours available Dark Horse – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Dashe Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 David Coffaro – 7485 Dry Creek Rd, Geyserville; 707 433-9715 Open 11-4, Tours: Fridays by appt. David Noyes – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 Davis Bynum Winery – 8075 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-5852 Davis Family Vnyds – 52 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3858 De La Montanya – 999 Foreman Ln., Healdsburg; 707 433-3711 De Loach Vineyards – 1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9111 Fri-Mon 11-4 Thu-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Thu by appt Open daily 10:30-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open daily 11-4

« DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-2000 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK « DEERFIELD RANCH – 10200 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215

« 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– 200838 Burndale Road, Sonoma; 707 225-6801 Open by appointment only Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1645 Open daily by appointment Gourmet Au Bay – 913 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 Fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-Thu 11-7 Grange Sonoma – (Tasting room for boutique wineries) Open daily 10-5 23564 Arnold Dr (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707 933-8980 Graton Ridge – 3541 Gravenstein Hwy 116 N, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 Sat-Sun 11-5 Grey Stack – 4100 Grange Road, Santa Rosa; 707 228-1338 Open by appointment only Grove Street – 1451 Grove St, 707 433-6734; Healdsburg Open daily 10-4 Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma Open daily 11-4:30 Hanna Winery – 9280 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 431-4310 Open daily 10-4

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5353 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 575-3371 Open daily 10-4 Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 Lomita Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 Ph: 707.996.3860 Open by appointment only Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli Road, Forestville; 707 887-1756 Open daily 10-4:30 Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 573-8711 Open daily 10:30-5 Hauck Cellars – 223 Center St, Healdsbug; 707 473-9065 Open Thu-Mon 11:30-5:30, Fri & Sat til 7pm Hawkes Wine – 6734 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-4295 Open daily 10-5, tours by appointment Hawley Wines – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm Haywood Winery – 18000 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 877 996-4299 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5:30 Highway 12 Winery – 498 First St. E, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0337 Thu-Mon 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Holdredge – 51 Front St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale Rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 Open daily 10-4 Hook and Ladder – 2027 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 546-5712 Open daily 10-4:30 « HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6491 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings House Winery – 3100 Gravenstein Hwy. N, Sebastopol; 707 829-1101 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11:30-9

« Especially recommended by Wine Country This Week

Larson Family – (Cornerstone, tasting room for boutique wineries) 23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 707 933-3010 Larson Family – 23570 Highway 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 Laurel Glen – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900

Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11am-6pm

« LEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 Open daily 10-5 Tasting Fees, Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings « LIMERICK LANE – 1023 Limerick Ln, Healdsburg; 707 433-9211 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Children & Pets OK Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen; 707 996-2750 « LONGBOARD VINEYARDS – 5 Fitch St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3473 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Open daily 10-5 Thu-Mon 11-4:30

Open daily 11-6 (closed Tue)

« IMAGERY ESTATE – 14355 Hwy 12, Glen Ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Inman Family – 5793 Skylane Blvd, Ste C, Windsor; 707 395-0689 Fri & Sat 11-4 or by appt. Iron Horse – 9786 Ross Station Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 Open daily 11-3:30, tours Mon-Fri by appt. J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-Fri 12-8pm, late weekends J RICKARDS WINERY
Sustainable Vines...Exceptional Wines! Stop by J. Rickards Winery Tuesdays-Saturdays (11am-4pm) for a complimentary tasting of our wines, which include estate-grown Cabernet, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Take the Canyon Road exit from Hwy 101 at Geyserville. We’re 2.5 miles north on Chianti Road. For more information or a tour call 707-758-3441.

« LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 935-7221 Open daily 11-5 Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours Lynmar Estate – 3909 Frei Rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 Open daily 10-5, call for reservations MacLeod Family Vnyd – 740 Lawndale Road, Kenwood; 707 833-4312 Open by appointment only MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, Healdsburg; 707 433-4780 Open by appointment only Macrae Family – at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Open daily 10:30-5 MacRostie Winery – 21481 Eighth St E, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Sat 11-4:30, Mon-Fri by appointment Manzanita Creek – 1441 A&B Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-4052 Marimar Estate – 11400 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 Martin Family – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 « MARTIN RAY – 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa; 707 823-2404 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 River Rd, Fulton; 707 525-0570 Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 528-6464 « MATRIX – 3291 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1911 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-0804 Mayo Family Winery – 13101 Arnold Drive @ Highway 12, Glen Ellen; 707 938-9401 Mayo Family Reserve Room – 9200 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Mayo Family– at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-6:30 Open daily 10:30-6:30 Thur-Mon 11-6, Tue-Wed 4-6

24505 Chianti Rd Cloverdale, CA J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-3646 Open daily 11-5

« JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 Open daily 10-5:30 Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2319 Open daily 11-5 Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-5250 Open by appointment only Joseph Swan – 2916 Laguna Rd, Forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30 Kachina – 4551 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 332-7917 Open daily 11-4 by appt Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street E, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700 Open by appointment only Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania Rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4 « KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours « KENDALL-JACKSON – 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton; 707 571-8100 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings « KENDALL-JACKSON – 337 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-7102 Children & Pets OK Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 Kokomo – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0200 Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 River Rd, Guerneville; 707 824-7000 Kunde – 9825 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 Fri-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 9-4:30 Open daily 10:30-4

« MAZZOCCO VINEYARDS – 1400 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8159 Open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Meeker Vineyards – 21035 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 431-2148 Open daily 10:30-6 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 daily 11-5 Mietz Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside Rd; Healdsburg; 707 431-2121 Open daily 10-5 Moon Mountain – 1700 Moon Mountain Drive, Sonoma; 707 996-5870 Tue-Sat by appt only; tours 10:30, 2:30 Moshin Vineyards – 10295 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5499 Open daily 11-4:30 Mounts Family – 3901 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 292-8148 Open by appointment only Mueller – 6301 Starr Rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 Open by appointment only Mulas Family – 23900 Ramal Road, Sonoma; 707 938-3134 Limited tours, call ahead « MURPHY-GOODE – 20 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 800 499-7644 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Nalle – 2383 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Nicholson Ranch – 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 Novy Family – 980 Airway Ct, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Occidental Road Cellars – 707 874-9401 Optima Winery – 498 Moore Ln, Unit C, Healdsburg; 707 431-8222 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11-6 Open Friday by appointment only Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-3 Call for tours & tasting Open by appointment only

La Crema – 235 Healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, Healdsburg; 707 431-9400 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Lago di Merlo – at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 473-2999 Open daily 10-5 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-9600 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Lancaster Estate – 15001 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209 Open by appointment only Landmark – 101 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 Open daily 10:30-4:30

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Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148 Palmeri – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0422 « PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa; 707 528-Wine Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours « PARADISE RIDGE – Kenwood Tasting Room, 8860 Sonoma Hwy; 707 282-9020 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Parmelee Hill – 8860 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg; 877-825-5547 Pastori Winery – 23189 Geyserville Ave, Cloverdale; 707 857-3418 Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 Canyon Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3531 Pellegrini Family– 4055 West Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 800-891-0244 Pendleton Estate – 35100 Hwy 128, Cloverdale; 707 894-3732 Peters Family – 2064 Hwy. 116 No, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111 Peterson – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Petroni Vineyards – 990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 Portalupi – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Porter Creek – 8735 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-6321 Preston Vineyards – 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-3372 Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 431-8333 RH – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Ramazzotti Wines – 22910 Walling Rd, Geyserville; 707 857-3428 Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Ravenswood – 18701 Gehricke Rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4365 Remick Ridge – tasted at Adler Fels, 9575 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-6131 Richardson Winery – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Ridge Vineyards – 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-7721 River Road Vnyds – 5220 Ross Rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130 Robert Hunter – at The Cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 Robert Young Estate – 4960 Red Winery Rd, Geyserville; 707 431-4811 Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness Rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma Rochioli – 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-2305 Open by appointment only Thu-Sat 11:30-6, Sun-Wed 11:30-5:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Seghesio Winery – 14730 Grove St, Healdsburg; 707 433-3579 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment Thur-Mon 10-4 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 11am-6pm Open 10-4 by appointment Open daily 11am-6pm Open daily 10:30-4:30 Open daily 11-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11am-6pm Open Mon-Sun 11-6 Open daily 11am-6pm Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-4 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-4:30 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-6 Thu-Mon 11-4, Tue-Wed by appt Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-6 Open daily 10-5 Selby Winery – 215 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 431-1288 Sharp –17560 Norrborn Road, Sonoma; 707 933-0556 Sheldon – 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol; 707 829-8100 Siduri Wines – 980 Airway Dr, Ste C, Santa Rosa; 707 578-3882 Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 Chianti Road, Geyserville; 707 942-7026 Open daily 10–5 Open daily 11-5:30 Open by appointment only Fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-4 or by appt By appointment daily 10-3 Mon-Sat 9-5, tours by appt Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open by appointment only 11-6 Wed-Mon, Tue seasonal Sat 12-5 Open daily 10:30-5 Open daily 10-5 Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville; 707 473-2992 « SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area « SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 Fourth St. East, Sonoma; 707 938-5532 Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed Sebastopol Vineyards – Green Valley Rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Open daily11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Daily 10-5

« SIMI WINERY – 16275 Healsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-6981 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Tours at 11 & 2 SL Cellars – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Sojourn Cellars –141 E. Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753 « SONOMA-ENOTECA – 35 E Napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Sonoma Valley Port Works – 613 2nd St, Pealuma; 707 769-5203 Spann –Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 « ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian Rd, Santa Rosa; 888-675-WINE Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours

St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. Helena Road; Santa Rosa; 707 538-8674 Open daily 9-5 Staley – Poured at Family Wineries – Dry Creek Valley: 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Stonestreet – 7111 Highway 128; 707 473-3333; Healdsburg Open daily 10-5 Stryker Sonoma – 5110 Highway 128; Geyserville; 707 433-1944 Open daily 10:30-5 Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda Rock Ln, Healdsburg; 707 431-7745 Open by appointment only « SUNCÉ WINERY – 1839 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 526-9463 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Talty – 7127 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8438 Tandem – Poured at Family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma Hwy 12; 888-433-6555 Terroirs Artisan Wines: Damskey & Co. – 21001 Geyserville Ave, Ste 101, Geyserville; 707 857-4101 Open daily 10:30-5 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-Fri 11-4 Most Saturdays 12-4 or by appt. Open daily 10:30-5

Open daily 11:30-5:30; Thu, Fri, Sat til 6 Mon-Fri 12-8, later on weekends Open daily 11-4 Sat-Sun 11-4 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 11-7 Open daily 10-5 Thur-Sun 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Mon-Sat 10-5 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-4:30 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5

Three Alarm – Poured at Vine Tastings: 9058 Windsor Rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Thumbprint Cellars – 36 North St, Healdsburg; 707 433-2393 Tin Barn – 21692 Eighth St E. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 Toad Hollow – 409A Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-8667 « TOPEL – Tasting Room in Healdsburg, 125 Matheson St; 707 433-4116 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call for: Educational Program, Food Pairings « TRENTADUE – 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 433-3104 Trione Winery – 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-8100 Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-9545 Twomey Cellars – 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg; 800-505-4850 Ty Caton Vineyards – 8910 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 Unti Vineyards – 4202 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-5590 Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6941 Viansa Winery – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700

« RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg; 707 431-1533 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Roessler Cellars – 380 First St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 Rosenblum Winery – 250 Center Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1169

Roshambo – (Cornerstone, tasting room for boutique wineries) Open daily 10-5 23564 Arnold Dr, (Hwy 121), Sonoma; 888-525-9463 Route 128 Winery – 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 696-0004 Thur-Sun 12-6 Rued – 3863 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-1569 Open daily 11-4:30 Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser Rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 Open Thu-Mon 10-4 Russian River Vineyards – 5700 Gravenstein Hwy N, Forestville; 707 887-3344 Open daily 11:30-4:30 Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison Rd; Santa Rosa; 707 542-3138 Open by appointment only Sapphire Hill – 55 Front Street, Healdsburg; 707 431-1888 Open by appointment or Thurs-Mon 11-4:30 Saracina/Atrea – Poured at Locals: Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128, Geyserville; 707 857-4900 Open daily 11am-6pm « SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-2285 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Open daily 10-4

« VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS – 9077 Sonoma Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-2300 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Pets Welcomed

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Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 River Rd, Cloverdale; 707 894-5166 Wellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen; 707 939-0708 Westwood Winery – 11 E. Napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 White Oak Vineyards – 7505 Hwy 128, Healdsburg; 707 433-84291 Williamson – 134 Matheson St, Healdsburg; 707 433-1500 « WILSON – 1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-4355 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 Thur-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-7 Open daily 11-5

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Open daily 10-5 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – 1000 Lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 846-8463 Open Daily Summer 12-6 , Winter 12-5 Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy; 408 847-8827 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; 650 851-7551 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

Woodenhead – 5700 River Rd, Santa Rosa; 707 887-2703 Open Thu-Sun 10:30-4:30 Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-8511 Fri-Sat 11-4, Sun 1-4, weekdays & tours by appt. Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg; 707 433-4410 Open daily 11-4:30

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

« MARTIN RANCH – 6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy; 408 842-9197 12-4 third weekend of each month Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Open by appointment only Open 3rd Sat-Sun or by appointment Monte Verde – 13775 Sycamore Dr, Morgan Hill; 408 776-8938 Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pe dro Ave, Morgan Hill; 408 779-7389 Tue-Sun 10-5 Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 Fri-Sun 12-5 Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821 Open by appointment only Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-0821 Open by appointment only Muns Vineyard – Los Gatos; 408 515-2663 Open by appointment only Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 867-7871 Special events & by appointment Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Special events & by appointment Organic Wine Works – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 800-OWW-WINE Open daily 12-5 Osocalis – 5579 Old San Jose Rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 Open by appointment only Page Mill Winery – 13686 Page Mill Road, Los Altos HIlls; 650 948-0958 Fri-Sun 12-5:30 Pietra Santa – 10034 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-1991 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment only Pelican Ranch – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 426-6911 Fri-Sun 12-5 Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino; 408 741-1310 Open daily 11-5 Pinder – 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell; 877-684-2601 Sat 11-4, Sun by appointment Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 Summer Apr-Oct, Sat 12-4, Winter by appointment « POETIC CELLARS – 5000 Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel; 831 462-3478 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-5649 Open daily 10-5 Regale Winery – 24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos; 408 353-2500 Sat-Sun 12-5:30 or by appointment Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino; 408 867-3233 Summer Sat-Sun 11-5, Winter Sat-Sun 11-4 River Run – 65 Rogge Lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 Open by appointment only Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean Creek Rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5:30 « SARAH’S VINEYARD – 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-1947 Open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, Gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5 Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Open daily 11-5 Silver Mountain – off Old San Jose-Soquel Rd Miller Cutoff; 408 353-2278 Sat12-4 by appointment Silver Mountain – 402 Ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa Cruz; 831 466-0559 Thu-Sun 12-5 Solis – 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 847-6306 Open daily 12-5 Sones Cellars – 334 B Ingalls St, Santa Cruz; 831 420-1552 Fri-Sun 12-5 Soquel Vineyards – 8063 Glen Haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4 Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa Cruz; 831 458-5030 Open daily 12-5 Summerayne – Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 902-5638 Open by appointment only Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill; 408 779-4738 Thu-Mon 12-5 Testarossa Vineyards – 300-A College Ave, Los Gatos; 408 354-6150 Open daily 11-5 Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5 Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, Gilroy; 408 842-7016 Tue-Sun 12-5 Trout Gulch – 328 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz; 888 819-6789 Open daily 12-close Vinocruz – Abbott Square on Cooper Street, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Mon-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-6 Vine Hill – 2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz; 831 427-0436 Special events & by appointment Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain Rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144 Open by appointment only

Creekview – 12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 By appointment 11-5 or 3rd weekend of the month David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear Creek Rd, Los Gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 DeRose Vineyards – 9970 Cienega Valley Road, Hollister; 831 636-9143 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointment Domenico Wines – 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos; 650 593-2335 Open daily 12-5 Enz – 1781 Limekiln Road, Hollister; 831 637-6443 By appointment only Equinox – 427-C Swift St, Santa Cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fernwood Cellars – 7137 Redwood Retreat, Gilroy; 408 848-0611 Some Sat, call for appointment « FLEMING JENKINS VNYDS & WINERY – 45 W. Main St, Los Gatos; 408 358-4949 Tue-Sun 12-6 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Children Welcome Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 Cienega Road, Hollister; 831 636-8986 Open by appointment only Fortino Winery – 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-3305 Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Guglielmo Winery – 1480 E. Main St, Morgan Hill; 408 779-2145 Open daily 10-5 Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 Felton Empire Rd, Felton; 831 335-4441 Open daily 12-5 Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133 Open by appointment only Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy; 408 842-8755 Open daily 9-5 « HUNTER HILL – 7099 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt

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Windy Oaks Estate – 550 Hazel Dell Rd, Corralitos; 831 786-9463 Special events & by appointment Zayante Vineyards – 420 Old Mount Rd; Felton; 831 335-7992 Special events & by appointment CARMEL VALLEY Bernardus – 5 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Open daily 11-5 Boekenoogen – 24 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Open daily 11-5 Boëté at Valley Hills Tasting Rm– 7156A Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5 Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Chateau Sinnet – 13746 Center Street, Carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Summer 12-6 daily, Winter 12-5 Cima Collina – San Carlos, between Ocean & 7th, Carmel; 831 620-0645 Thur-Mon 11- 6 Galante Vineyards – between Ocean & 7th, Dolores; Carmel; 831 624-3800 Sun-Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6 Georis Winery – 4 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Summer daily 11-6, Winter 11-5 Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 Open daily 11-6 Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, Carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Open daily 11-5 Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 Fri-Sun 11-5 Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Wed-Sun 11-5 Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 Open daily 11-5:30 Rancho Cellars – 26340 Carmel Rancho Blvd, Carmel; 831 625-5646 Mon-Sat 11-5 Talbott Vineyards – 53 West Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 Open daily 11-5 Taste Morgan – 204 Crossroads Blvd, Carmel; 831 626-3700 Open daily 11-6 MONTEREY WINERIES A Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Cntr – 700 Cannery Row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 Open daily 10-6 Bargetto Winery – 700 Cannery Row Suite G, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Open daily 11-6 Baywood Cellars – 381 Cannery Row Suite C, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Mon-Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5 Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149 Mon-Fri by appointment only Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 Cannery Row, Monterey; 831-6569463 Open daily 11-7 « VENTANA VINEYARDS – 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 Open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 Open daily , call for hours SALINAS VALLEY A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Fri 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4 Blackstone Winery – 850 South Alta St, Gonzales; 831 675-5341 Summer 10:30-4:30, Winter 11-4 Boekenoogen – Santa Lucia Highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 Open by appointment only Chalone Vineyards – Stonewall Canyon Rd (Hwy 146), Soledad; 831 678-1717 Sat-Sun 11:30-5, weekdays by appt « HAHN ESTATES/SMITH & HOOK – 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-Fri 11-4 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5 Manzoni Estate – 30981 River Road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5 Marilyn Remark – 645 River Road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 11-4 Pessagno Winery – 1645 River Road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Fri-Sun 11-5 Scheid Vineyards – 1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield; 831 386-0316 Open daily 11-5 « VENTANA VINEYARDS – 38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Wrath Wines – 35801 Foothill Road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 Weekends & Most Holidays 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-4:30 Ceago Vinegarden – 5115 E. Hwy 20, Nice; 707 274-1462 Open daily 10-5

Open by appointment only Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill Creek Rd, Ukiah; 707.462.7146 Claudia Springs – 1810 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Summer: Fri-Mon 11-5; Winter Fri-Sun 11-5 Call ahead Cougar’s Leap – 9730 Soda Bay Road #8, Kelseyville; 707 279-0651 Open by appointment only Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. House Road, Hopland; 707 744-1129 Esterlina – 1200 Holmes Ranch Road, Philo; 707 895-2920 Open by appointment only Fetzer Vineyards – Hwy 175, Hopland; 707 744-1250 Foursight Wines – 14475 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 Frey – 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5177 Goldeneye Winery – 9200 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.Hwy 101; Suite 3, Hopland; 707 744-8466 Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 Hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 Handley Cellars – 3151 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2190 Horne – 2200 Hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069 Husch Vineyards – 4400 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3216 « JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 877-462-0666 Jeriko Estate – 12141 Hewlitt Sturtevant Rd, Hopland; 707 744-1140 Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts Canyon Rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 Le Vin Winery – 33151 Hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304 Lolonis Vineyards – 1905 Rd D, Redwood Valley; 707 485-7544 Londer Vineyards – 14051 Highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-3900 Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 Ell River Rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 WINE (9463) Maple Creek Winery – 20799 Hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 McDowell Valley – 13380 S. Hwy 101, Hopland 707 744-8911 McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. Hwy 101 Suite #5, Hopland; 707 744-8463 McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. Hwy 101; Hopland; 707 744-1986 Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. Hwy 101, Hopland; 800-564-2582 Monte Lago Winery – Clear Lake, 510-599.LAGO Navarro Vineyards – 5601 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 Nelson Family – 550 Nelson Ranch Road; Ukiah Oster – 13501 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley; 707 485-5257 Pacific Star – 33000 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci Rd, Ukiah; 707 463-5357 Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 Philo Ridge – Call for an appoinment on weekends, 707 489-2303 Ployez Winery – 11171 Highway 29, Lower Lake; 707 994-2106 Roederer Estate – 4501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Open daily 9-5 Fri-Mon 10-4:30 Mon-Frid 10-5, by appointment Open daily 11-4 Open daily 10-5 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Open weekends 10-6, weekdays by appt. Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4 Open daily 11-5 Open Fr-Mo 11-4:30 Open by appointment only Open by appointment Thu-Mon 11-5 Open by appointment only Open daily 10:30-5 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily10-5 Open by appointment only Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-5

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Barra of Mendocino – 7051 N. State Street, Redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Open daily 10-5 Brassfield Estate– 10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks; 707 998-1895 Win Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun by appt: Sum 10-5 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 Open daily 11-5 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Open daily 10-6

Sum Sun-Tues 11-5, Wed-Sat 10:30-6:30; Win closed Mon-Tue Open daily 11-5 Fri-Mon 12-5

« SCHARFFENBERGER CELLARS – 8501 Hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Shannon Ridge – 12599 E. Hwy 20, Clear Lake Oaks; 707 998-9656

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Silversmith Vineyards – 3700 A Rd J, Redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Standish Wine Co. – 5101 Hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Steele Wines – Hwy 29 at Thomas Dr; Kelseyville; 707 279-9475 Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 Hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs Rd, Nice; 707 274-9373 Weibel Vnyds – 13300 Buckman Dr., Hopland; 707 744-2200 Whaler Vineyards – 6200 E Side Rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355 Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 595-WINE Yorkville Cellars – 25701 Hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 « ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 Hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Wed-Mon 10-6 Mon-Sat 12-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-6 Open by appointment only Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 Win 11-5, Sum 11-6 Open Daily 10-5

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Little Valley Winery– 739 Main St, Pleasanton Wed 4-9, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Longevity Wines – 35 Rickenbacker Circle South, Livermore; 888 325-WINE Sat-Sun 12-5 Marr Cellars – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5 McGrail Vineyards – 5600 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6214 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Miramont Estate – poured at Tesla Vintners, 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE Tue-Sun 11-5 Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Thu-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-6 Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines Rd; Livermore; 925 456-2390 May-Oct Open daily 11-4:30, Nov-Apr Wed-Sun 11-4:30 New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley Road, Martinez; 925 366-8463 Open by appointment Occasio – 2245B South Vasco Road, Livermore; 925 371-1987 Tue-Wed 12-2, Thu-Fri 12-4, Sat 11-4 Odisea Wine Co. – 963 Redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662 Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, Concord; 925 771-7107 Parkmon Vineyards – 55 Laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980 Red Feather – 5700 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 449-1871 Open by appointment Sat 12-4 or by appt. Open by appointment Sun-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-8 Tue-Fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Wed-Fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 Wed-Sun 11-5:30 Open by appointment Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt. Open daily 12-4:30 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 Open daily 12-4:30 Open by appointment Fri-Sun 12-5 Tue-Sun 11-5 Tue-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5

YOLO COUNTY
Berryessa Gap – 27260 Hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 Bogle Vineyards – 37783 County Rd, Clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Capay Valley Vineyards – 1 Ranch Rd, Brooks; 530 796-4110 Carvalho Family Wines – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Heringer Estates – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1227 Old Sugar Mill – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-165 R.H. Phillips – 26836 Country Rd 12A, Esparto; 530 662-3215 Satiety Vineyards – 40101 County Rd 25A, Woodland; 530 661-0680 Solomon Wine Co. – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744 1131 Todd Taylor Wines – 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Mon-Sat 12-4 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 10-5 Open 12-5 by appointment Wed-Sun 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 Mon-Fri 7-6, Sat-Sun 11-6 Fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5

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 Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook Court, Walnut Creek; 925-988-9463 Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason Circle, Suite J, Concord; 925 219-2279 Steven Kent – 5443 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 243-6440 Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 449-0458 Tamas Estate – 5489 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2380 Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 Elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463 Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore; 925 960-1006 Tesla Vintners – 5143 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-WINE

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 Bloomfield Vnyd– 633 First Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463 Wed-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 606-0554 Sat-Sun 12-4 Cedar Mountain – 7000 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 373-6636 Mon-Fri 11-3, 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; 925 371-8156 Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 East Ave, Livermore; 510-304-0914 Deer Ridge Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore Rd, Livermore; 866 561-0838 Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 443-3375 el Sol – 8626 Lupine Way, Livermore; 925 606-1827 Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900 Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos Rd (Hwy 84), Livermore; 925 447-5246 Mon-Sat 11:30-4:30, Sun 11-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment Fri-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Opent by appointment Fri-Sun 12-5

The Singing Winemaker – poured at 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 Winery – 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2300 Open daily 11-4:30 Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore; 925 456-2405 Open daily 11-6:30 Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5 White Crane Winery – 5405 Greenville Rd, Livermore; 925 455-8085 Thu-Mon 12-4:30 Wood Family Winery – 7702 Cedar Mountain Rd, Livermore; 925 606-7411 Open by appointmentViano Vineyards Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465 Wed-Mon 9-5pm

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Abundance Vnyds/Mencarini Family Winery –1150 W. Turner Rd, Lodi; 209 334-0274 Open daily 11-6 Akin Estates – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8115 Berghold – 17343 N. Cherry Rd, Lodi; 209 333-9291 Boitano Family – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 286-1595 Bokisch Vineyards – tasted at Clements Ridge, 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 334-4338 Borra Wines – 1301 E. Armstrong Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2446 cellardoor – 21 N. School Street, Lodi; 209 339-4394 Chocoholics Divine Desserts – 18819 E. Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3320 Clements Ridge – 23225 E. State Hwy 88, Clements; 209 759-3850 Cosentino Winery – 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd, Woodbridge; 209 333-8014 Wed. Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Thu-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 12-5 Fri 1-11, Sat 1-9, Sun 12-5 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-6 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5:30

« GARRÉ VINEYARD & WINERY – 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore; 925 371-8200 Fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Restaurant, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Hannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour Road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette; 925 283-1245 Open by appointment Hidden Creek – 21 So. Livermore Ave, Ste 101, Livermore (at Blacksmith Square); 925-989-1163 Thu-Sun 12-5 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 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore; 925 373-1662 Open daily 12-4 Weekends 12-4:30

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d‘Art Wines – 13299 N. Curry Avenue, Lodi; 209 334-9946 Fri-Sun 12-5 Amador Cellars – 11093 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6150 Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Amador County Wine Cellar– 14207 Hwy 49, Amador City; 209 267-0104 Fri-Sun 11-6 & holidays Amador Foothill Winery – 12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth, 209 245-6307 Fri-Sun 12-5 Avio – 14520 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1515 Fri-Sun 11-5 Bella Piazza – 19900 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4600 Open daily 10-5 Fri-Mon 10-5 Bray Vineyards – 10590 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6023 C.G. Di Arie – 19919 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4700 Thurs-Mon 10-4:30 Charles Spinetta Winery – 12557 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3384 Mon, Thu, Fri 8-4, Sat-Sun 9-5 Wed-Sun 10-4 Clos Du Lac Cellars – 3151 Hwy 88/Jackson Vlly Rd, Ione; 209 274-2238 Convergence Vnyds – 14650 Hwy 124, Plymouth; 209 245-3600 Fri-Sun 10-5 Cooper Vineyards – 21365 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6181 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Deaver Vineyards – 12455 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4099 Open daily 10:30-5 Dillian Wines – 12138 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3444 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Dobra Zemlja Winery – 12505 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3183 Open daily 10-5 Domaine de la Terra Rouge/Easton Wines– 10801 Dickson Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3117 Fri-Mon 11-4 Drytown Cellars – 16030 Hwy 49, Drytown; 866-379-8696 Fri-Sun 11-5 Karly – 11076 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3922 Open daily 12-4 Karmére – 11970 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-5000 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Morse Wines/Il Gioiello Winery– 22355 Lawrence Rd, Fiddletown; 209 245-3395 Sat-Sun 11-5 Nine Gables – 10778 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3949 Open Nua Dair Vineyards – 13825 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 245-5567 Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30 Renwood – 12225 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6979 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Serenidad – 21339 Dickson Way, Plymouth; 209 245-5304 x19 Sat-Sun, Holidays 11-5 or by appointment Shenandoah Vineyards – 12300 Steiner Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-4455 Open daily 10-5 Sobon Estate – 14430 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6554 Open daily 9:30-5 Stonehouse Winery – 10861 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6888 Fri-Sun 11-5 Stoneridge Winery – 13862 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 223-1761 Open by appointment only Story Winery – 10525 Bell Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6208 Daily Sum 11-5, Win 11-4 Sutter Creek Wine Tasting – 85 Main St, Sutter Creek; 209 267-5838 Open daily 11-6 Sutter Ridge – 14110 Ridge Rd, Sutter Creek; 209 267-1316 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Tanis Vineyards – 13120 Willow Creek Rd, Ione; 209 274-4807 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 TKC Vineyards – 11001 Valley Dr, Plymouth; 209 245-6428 Sat 11-5, Sun 1-4 or by appointment Terra D’Oro – 20680 Shenandoah Schl Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6942 Open daily 10-4:30 Villa Toscano – 10600 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3800 Open daily 10-5 Vino Noceto – 11011 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6556 Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat-Sun 11-5 Wilderotter Vineyard – 19890 Shenandoah School Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-6016 Fri-Mon 10:30-5 Young’s Vineyard – 10120 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth; 209 245-3005 Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10:30-4 CALAVERAS COUNTY Beaux Chevaux – 466B Main St, Murphys; 209-728-1000 Fri-Sun 11-5 Black Sheep Winery – 221 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2157 Daily 11-5 Bodega Del Sur Winery– 457C Algiers St, Murphys; 209 728-9030 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Brice Station – 3353 E. Hwy 4, Murphys; 209 728-9893 Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment Broll Mountain – 106 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9750 Sat-Sun 1-5 Chatom Vineyards – 1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat; 209 736-6500 Open daily 11-5 Domaine Becquet – 2173 Highway 12 East, Valley Springs; 209 772-1303 Wed-Sun 11-5 Domaine Becquet – 415 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8487 Summer Thu-Sun 11-6, Winter Fri-Sun 11-6 French Hill Winery – 8032 So. Main St, Mokelumne Hill; 209 286-1800 Tue-Sun 11-5 French Hill Winery – 488 Main Street, Murphys; 209-728-8022 Winter Fri-Sun 11-5, Summer Thu-Mon 11-5 Frog’s Tooth Vineyards – 350 Main St. Ste 5, Murphys; 209 728-2700 Fri 1-5, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5, Mon 12-5 Hatcher Winery – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 605-7111 Fri-Sun 11-5, Mon-Thu 12-5 Indian Rock – 1154 Pennsylvania Gulch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-8514 Fri-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-5

Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery – 203 S. School Street, Lodi; 209 366-2634 Tue-Wed 11-6, Thu-Sat 11-9, Sun 10-3 Delicato Family – 12001 S. Highway 99, Manteca; 209 824-3500 Gnekow Family Winery– 17347 E. Gawne Rd, Collegeville; 209 463-0697 Grady Family – tasted at Woodbridge Uncorked, Woodbridge; 209365-7575 Grand Amis – 115 North School Street Suite 5, Lodi; 209 369-6805 Harmony Wynelands – 9291 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 209 369-4184 Harney Lane Winery – 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Heritage Oak Winery – 10112 E. Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 986-2763 Housley’s Century Oak – 22211 Lower Sacramento, Acampo; 209 334-3482 Jessie’s Grove Winery – 1973 W. Turner Road, Lodi, 209 368-0880 LangeTwins Winery – 1525 E. Jahant Road, Acampo; 209 334-9780 Lobo Loco Wines – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 916 687-4767 Lodi Wine & Visitor Center – 21831 N, Lodi. Highway 99; Lodi; 209 369-9463 The Lucas Winery – 18196 N. Davis Rd, Lodi; 209 368-2006 M2 Wines – 1376 East Turner Road Suite D, Lodi; 209 339-1071 Macchia – 7099 E. Peltier Road, Acampo; 209 333-2600 McConnell Estates – 10686 W. Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove; 916 685-5368 McCormack Williamson – 3125 E. Orange Street, Acampo; 209 368-1473 Michael David Vineyards – 4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 368-7384 Miramont Estate – 24837 E. Milton Rd, Linden; 209 887-3860 Mokelumne Oaks – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 339-1108 Oak Ridge Winery – 6100 E. Highway 12 (Victor Road), Lodi; 209 369-4758 Old Lockeford Winery – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-9770 Omega Cellars– 13731 N. Highway 88, Lodi; 209 367-1910 Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley Pasos Vineyards – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3153 Peirano Estate – 21831 N. Highway 99, Acampo; 209 369-9463 Ripken Vineyards – 2472 West Sargent Road, Lodi; 209 367-WINE Spenker Winery – 17303 N. De Vries Rd, Lodi; 209 367-0467 St. Amant Winery – 1 Winemaster Way, Lodi; 209 367-0646 St. Jorge Winery – 22769 N. Bender Road, Acampo; 209 365-0202 Stama – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3314 The Coliseum – Vino Piazza, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 747-7733 VanRuiten – 340 W. Highway 12, Lodi; 209 334-5722 Vino Con Brio – 7889 E. Harney Ln, Lodi; 888-410-VINO Vino Piazza – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 800-939-2566 vMv Vineyards – 16475 N. Locust Tree Road, Lodi; 209 365-1900 Open daily 9-5:30 Open daily 11-5 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Fri-Sun 1-5 Mon-Sun 11-5:30, Sat 11-5, Sun 12:30-5 Thu-Sun 12-5 Mon-Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 12-5 Open daily 12-4 Wed-Mon 12-5 Open by appointment only Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Open daily 10-5 Thu-Sun 12-4:30 Fri-Sun 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-5 Sat-Sun11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 10-5 Open by appointment only Thu-Sun 12-5 Sun-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6 Fri-Mon 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Thu-Sun 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6 Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-4 Sat & Sun 12-4, Jan-Apr by appt only Open by appointment only Fri-Sun 11-5 Mon, Wed, Thu 11-5, Fri, Sat, Sun 11-6 Wed, Thu, Sun 11-5, Fri 11-7, Sat 11-6 Open daily 11-5 Thu-Mon 12-5 Open daily 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5

Watts – 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford; 209 727-3751 Sat-Sun 12-5 Weibel – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-9463 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 Woodbridge Uncorked – 18911 N. Lower Sacramento Rd, Woodbridge; 209 365-7575 Wed-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10, Sun 2-6 WOODBRIDGE – 5950 Woodbridge Road, Acampo; 209 365-2839 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Call ahead for Tours at 9:30, 1:30 or by Appt Open daily 10:30-4:30

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Irish Vineyards – 2849 Hwy 4, Vallecito; 209 736-1299 Mon,Tue, Fri 2-5, Sat-Sun 11-5

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Ironstone Vineyards – 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys; 209 728-1251 Open daily 10-5 Laraine/Gerber – 3675 Six Mile Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-4766 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Lavender Ridge – 425 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-2441 Open daily 11-5 Milliaire Winery – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-1658 Open daily 11-5 Muir’s Legacy – 276 Main Street, Murphys; 209 728-0500 Open daily 11-5 Newsome-Harlow – 403 Main St, Murphys; 209 728-9817 Mon, Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5 Solomon Wine Co. – 397-A Main St, Murphys; 209 728-8290 Wed-Fri 1-5, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Stevenot Winery – 2690 San Domingo Rd, Murphys; 209 728-3436 Open daily 11-5 Stevenot Winery – Main & Sheep Ranch Rd, Murphys; 209 728-0148 Mon, Thu Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Twisted Oak – 4280 Red Hill Rd, Vallecito; 209 736-9080 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Twisted Oak – 350 Main Street, Murphys; 209 736-9080 Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 10:30-5:30 Vina Moda – 634 French Gulch Road, Murphys; 209 728-9911 Fri-Sun 12-5 Zucca Mountain – 431 Main St, Murphys; 209 736-2949 Open daily 12-5 EL DORADO COUNTY Auriga Wine Cellars – 3500 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-8078 Fri-Sun 11-5 Boeger Winery – 1709 Carson Rd, Placerville; 530 622-8094 Open daily 10-5, Summer: Fridays ’til 8 Busby Cellars – 6375 Grizzly Flat Rd, Somerset; 530 344-9119 Fri-Sun 11-5:30 Cantiga Wineworks & Deli – 5951 Mt. Aukum Rd, Somerset; 530 621-3352 Fri-Sun 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Cedarville Vnyd – 6320 Marestail Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-9463 Open by appointment only Charles B. Mitchell – 8221 Stoney Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3467 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10:30-5 Chateau Rodin – 4771 Green Hill Rd, Placerville; 530 622-6839 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Chateau Routon – 2800 Omo Ranch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5818 Wed-Sun 11-4 Chevalier Winery – 5720 French Creek Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-1676 Sat 12-5 Tasting Room – 2530 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 888 802-9321 Sat-Sun 12-5 Colibri Ridge – 6100 Gray Rock Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7255 Fri-Sun 11-5 Coulson Winery – 3600 Carson Rd; Camino; 877 253-9672 Open daily 11-5 Crystal Basin Winery – 3550 Carson Rd, Camino; 530 647-1767 Open daily 11-5 David Girard Vineyards – 741 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville; 530 295-1833 Thu-Sun 11-5 dkcellars – 7380 Vineyard View Dr, Fair Play; 530 620-1132 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fenton Herriott – 120 Jacquier Ct, Placerville; 530 642-2021 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Fitzpatrick Winery – 7740 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3248 Wed-Mon 11-5 Fleur de Lys – 7696 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2246 Fri-Sun 11-5 Gold Hill Vineyard – 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville; 530 626-6522 Thur-Sun 10-5 or by appointment Granite Springs Winery – 5050 Granite Springs Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-6395 Sat-Sun 11-5 Iverson Vineyards – 8061 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7474 Thur-Mon 11-5 Holly’s Hill Winery – 3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville; 530 344-0227 Open daily 10-5 Jodar Vineyards – 3405 Carson Court, Camino; 530 644-3474 Open daily 11-5 Latcham Vineyards – 2860 Omo Ranch Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-6642 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Lava Cap – 2221 Fruitridge, Placerville; 530 621-0175 Open daily 11-5 Madrona Vineyards – 2560 High Hill Road, Camino; 530 644-5948 Open daily 11-5 Mining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Thur-Sun 11-5 Miraflores Winery – 2120 Four Springs Trail, Placerville; 530 647-8505 Open daily 10-5 Mount Aukum Winery – 6781 Tower Rd, Mt. Aukum; 530 620-1675 Open daily 11-5 Narrow Gate Vyds – 4282 Pleasant Valley Rd, Placerville; 530 644-6201 Fri-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5 Oakstone Winery – 6440 Slug Gulch Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5303 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment ParaVi Vineyards – 2875 Larsen Dr, Camino; 530 647-9463 Open daily 11-5 Perry Creek Vnyds – 7400 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-5175 Open daily 11-5 Picchetti Winery Tstg Rm – 3135 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe; 530 541-1500 Open daily 11-6 Sierra Oaks Estates – 6713 Mt. Aukum Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-7079 Wed-Sun 11-5 Sierra Vista Winery – 4560 Cabernet Way, Placerville; 530 622-7221 Open daily 10-5

Single Leaf Vineyards – 7480 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3545 Wed-Sun 11-5 Sogno Winery – 3046 Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 672-6968 Fri-Sun 11-6 Stone’s Throw – 3541 North Canyon Rd, Camino; 530 622-5100 Thur-Sun 11-5 Thompson’s Mining Camp Winery – 4801 Rock Barn Rd, Shingle Springs; 530 677-6510 Thur-Sun 11-5 Toogood Estate Winery – 7280 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-1910 Open daily 11-5:30 Van Der Vijver Estate – 7451 Fair Play Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-3210 Wed-Thu 12-5, Fri-Sun 11-5 Venezio Vineyard – 5821 Hwy 49, Coloma; 530 885-9463 Wed-Sun 11-5 Windwalker Vnyds – 7360 Perry Creek, Fair Play; 530 620-4054 Daily 11-5 Winery by the Creek – 8085 Perry Creek Rd, Fair Play; 530 620-2402 Thu-Sun 11-5 Wofford Acres – 1900 Hidden Valley Rd, Camino; 530 626-6858 Thu-Sun 11-5 MERCED COUNTY Red Rock Winery – 7326 E. Hwy 140, Merced; 209 722-7625 Open daily 10-5 NEVADA COUNTY Avanguardia – 13028 Jones Bar Rd, Nevada City; 530 274-9482 Sat-Sun 12-5 Burch Hall – 108 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 272-7000 Open daily 12-5 Coufos Cellars – 10065 Rough & Ready Rd, Rough & Ready; 530 274-2923 Sat-Sun 12-5 Double Oak – 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City; 530 292-3235 Sat 11-5 Feb-Dec or by appointment Indian Springs – 303 Broad St, Nevada City; 530 478-1068 Sun-Thu 11:30-5, Fri-Sat 11:30-6 Lucchesi Vineyards – 167 Mill St, Grass Valley; 530 274-2164 Open daily 11-Dusk Montoliva Vineyard – 15629 Mount Olive Rd, Chicago Park; 530 346-6577 Sat-Sun 12-4 Naggiar Vineyards – 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley; 530 268-9059 Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Nevada CityWinery –321 Spring Street, Nevada City; 530 265-9463 Mon-Sat 12-6, Su 12-5 Pilot Peak Winery – 12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley; 530 432-3321 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sierra Knolls – 19635 Kingswood Ct, Grass Valley; 530 268-9225 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sierra Starr – 209 W. Main Street, Grass Valley; 530 477-8282 Open daily 12-5 (closed Tues.) Smith Vineyard – 13577 Dog Bar Rd, Grass Valley; 530 273-7032 Sat 1-5 Mar-Dec or by appointment Solune Winegrowers– 16303 Jewett Lane, Grass Valley; 530 271-0990 Sat-Sun 12-5 Truckee River – 10061 South River St, Truckee; 530 587-4626 Open by appointment only PLACER COUNTY Dono dal Cielo Estate Vnyds – 6100 Wise Rd, Newcastle, 530 888-0101 Fri-Sun 12-5 Fawnridge – 5560 Fawnridge Rd, Auburn, 530 887-9522 Sat-Sun 10-5 Green Family – 3420 Pine Ridge Ln, Auburn; 530 888-8866 Open by appointment only Mt. Vernon – 10850 Mt. Vernon Rd, Auburn; 530 823-1111 Thu-Sun 11-5 Ophir Wines – 7870 Santini Lane, Newcastle; 916 531-3055 Sat 12-4 until Dec. or by appointment Pescatore – 7055 Ridge Rd, Newcastle; 916 663-1422 (most) Sat-Sun 1-5 Rancho Roble – 340 Fleming Rd, Lincoln; 916 645-2075 Thu-Sat 1-4 Secret Ravine – 4390 Gold Trail Way, Loomis; 916 652-6015 (most) Sat-Sun 12-4 Vina Castellano – 4590 Bell Rd, Auburn; 530 889-BULL Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appointment

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