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

Beaulieu Vineyards

TA S T I N G R O O M O F T H E W E E K 20

Bouchaine Vineyards

WINE COUNTRY EVENTS

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St. Francis Winery’s Blessing of the Animals

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S E P T E M B E R 1 6 , 2 0 1 1 – I S S U E 3 8 – V O LU M E 3 0 ON THE COVER Beaulieu Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 SPECIAL COUPONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 WINE COUNTRY NEWS Northern California Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Wineology by Len Napolitano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-18 WINE COUNTRY GETAWAYS Overnight Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 SUISUN VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Suisun Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 NAPA VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-43 St. Helena Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Napa Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Downtown Napa Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Yountville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Calistoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-45 SONOMA COUNTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-61 Sonoma County Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Russian River Area Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Healdsburg Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Sonoma Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-61 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-66 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . 64 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-78

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intelligence for the Wine conSUMer by Len Napolitano

What is ‘hang time?’
Some people may think hang time refers to how long you stand at the tasting room bar while sipping through the wine list. Among serious wine country travelers, it's something to be proud of. In the winegrowing world, it can also be a subject of pride, but, thankfully, for a more meaningful reason. Hang time is all about grape ripeness. With recent trends toward more concentrated, bolder and more alcoholic red wines, winegrowers work hard at choosing the timing of the perfect day to pick grapes at harvest so that they get the ripest grapes possible, without being overripe, or with too high a sugar level. Allowing grapes to hang on the vine longer before picking can add fine qualities to a wine, but it’s not without risk. Relatively speaking, very ripe grapes produce a very high sugar level, which ferments to a very high alcohol level. But while sugar levels, measured on a scale called Brix, rise inside the grape, the acidity decreases. Acidity is important because it’s what gives a wine freshness and a lively fruitiness. So, achieving the optimal balance of sugar and acidity at the time the grapes are picked is generally the primary objective. Grapes are typically picked when Brix readings are anywhere between 22 and 28 degrees, depending on the grape variety and the desires of the winemaker. Waiting for higher sugar levels means the possibility of the grapes becoming overripe, causing an unpleasant quality in the wine or else problems with fermentations that tend to be slow, or stop altogether. So, if you think of the growing season as the amount of time grapes remain on the vine, from bud break in the spring to picking time at harvest, then “hang time” is generally defined as the amount of time grapes remain on the vine after reaching a sugar level of about 24 Brix. Wine regions with warm but not very hot days and cool afternoons and evenings, like Monterey County, have a longer growing season than warmer regions – up to a month longer when you take into consideration early budding and late ripening. They are therefore capable of enjoying more hang time for the grapes. Stretching out the growing season allows the grapes to develop more intense flavor, color and complexity, characteristics of great wines. Although measuring ripeness has been debated over the years, most people rely upon scientific measurements of sugar, acid and pH levels in the grapes. Others simply taste and examine the berries, seeds and skins, checking for physiological maturity. Regardless of how it is measured, there is little disagreement among winemakers as to the value of grape hang time and its impact on their grapes.

Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators, Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com. Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of Wine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.

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

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NAPA VALLEY
ONGOING Napa Valley Wine Train napa, 800-427-4124, www.winetrain.com • Sept 9: Vintner’s lunch, raymond Vineyards • Sept 11: Moonlight escape Dinner ONGOING Joseph Phelps Vineyards: Tastings & Seminars An opportunity to participate in a wide range of excellent seminars. 1 ½ hours 11am daily; 2:30pm, Monday-friday & 2pm, Saturday & Sunday. $40, except insignia Blending/$60, free/wine club members. terrace tastings daily, $25 rSVP, 707-967-3720, details www.jpvwines.com • insignia Blending • Wine Aroma challenge • Single Vineyard cabernets • freestone & Phelps • Barrel seminar ONGOING WEEKENDS EXCEPT 4TH WEEKEND Wine Component Tasting Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards St. helena, 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com EVERY 4TH WEEKEND Wine & Food Pairing Seminar at Merryvale Vineyards 10:30am-12:30pm, $20, free/club members, St. helena 707-963-7777, www.merryvale.com ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Clos du Val napa, daily 10am-5pm, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com • classic tastings, $10: fee waived with purchase of a bottle wine. • reserve tastings, $20: fee not waived with purchase of a bottle of wine. • tours by appointment with 24 hour advance notice ONGOING Jefferson House Reserve Room Tasting at Monticello Vineyards napa, reserve Wine Seminar, corley family napa Valley $25 rSVP 707-253-2802 x18, www.corleyfamilynapaValley.com ONGOING V. Sattui Winery St. helena, 9am-6pm, no appt. necessary, 707-963-7774, www.vsattui.com • classic tasting, daily, $5 • Premium tasting, daily, $10 • food & wine pairing, Mon-thu, $18 • Artisan chocolate & wine pairing, Sat-Sun, $25 • italian Marketplace with 200+ cheeses • Deli with panini, sandwiches, crabcakes & more • Weekend BBQ, wood-fired pizza, oysters, mozzarella bar • 2 ½ acres of tree-shaded picnic grounds ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS Food & Wine Pairings at Etude Winery napa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/members www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300 ONGOING 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 Rombauer Vineyards St. helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com • friday-Sunday: open by advance appointment only • Monday-thursday 10am-5pm • tasting $10 • Wine & cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25 ONGOING Tours and Tastings at William Hill Estate Winery napa, 10am-5pm, by appt. 707-265-3024, www.williamhillestate.com • taste the napa Valley, $12 • taste the Silverado Bench, $20 • estate exclusives, $25 • intro to William hill estate tour and tasting, $25 • the William hill estate experience tour and tasting, $40 ONGOING Vineyard & Winery Tours at Raymond Vineyards St. helena, 11am (by appt), $15, group tours available (by appt) 800-525-2659x620, www.raymondvineyards.com ONGOING Tours & Tastings at Andretti Winery napa , 877-386-5070 x227, www.andrettiwinery.com • individual tastings, $15 • Private Winery tour & tasting, $20/person by appointment • Vineyard tours, $20/person by appointment ONGOING Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate rutherford, 9:30am-4:30pm, tours at 11am & 2pm, $10 Wine library tasting/$30, Barrel tasting on most fridays 2-4pm 707-963-2784, www.grgich.com ONGOING Tastings & Tours at Artesa Winery napa, rSVP, 877-224-8309, www.artesawinery.com • Vino con Queso, Wine & cheese experience, $40 • Daily guided tours • Vines & Wines, A Vineyard tour, $40 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at Black Stallion Winery napa, 10am-5pm, 707-253-1400, www.blackstallionwinery.com • regular tasting, $10 • reserve tasting, $35, Sat-Sun Artisan cheese additional $7.50/person ONGOING Educational Tours & Wine Tasting at Castello di Amorosa calistoga, 707-967-6272, rSVP, www.castellodiamorosa.com • regular tour & tasting, $25-$40 • reserve tour & tasting, $35-$50 • tasting only, $10-$25 • Young adult tours, $15-$20 • napa Valley neighbor Program • Private ViP tours ONGOING 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 FRIDAYS-MONDAYS Cooking Demonstrations at The DeBaun Theatre St. helena, culinary institute of America at greystone, $12.50 707-967-2320, wsgr@culinary.edu, www.ciachef.edu ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery for details, 888-rMonDAVi x2, www.robertmondavi.com • the Signature tour & tasting • the Wine tasting Basics • the exclusive cellar tasting• tasting Beyond the Basics • the “harvest of Joy” tour & lunch ONGOING VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour Bourassa Vineyards, napa, Mon-fri by appointment, $15 mid-week special Mention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.com ONGOING Tastings at Silverado Vineyards napa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com • Saddleblock Vineyard tasting, $75 • library tasting, $75 • Daily tasting room flights, estate/$10, Premier/$20 • Public tours & tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15 • Private tour and or tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH OCTOBER ZD Cycle, Tour & Taste rutherford, A leisurely bicycle ride around beautiful rutherford. experience an intimate look at wine country, and taste the wonderful wines of ZD. • 9:30am – 11:30am, $85 per person|$40 if you ride your own bike • A relaxing 6-mile ride along country roads, approximately 45 minutes • get an intimate view into our world of organic wine growing • experience the award-winning wines of ZD • rSVP, 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Bacchus That Rascal clos Pegase, calistoga, free, 2pm, Multi-media presentation “history of Wine“ 707-942-4981, www.clospegase.com ONGOING Tastings & Seminars at St. Supéry rutherford, www.stsupery.com, 800-231-6116 • Wine & cheese Pairing Seminars, 11am, alternate Saturdays • chocolate Pairing, 11am, alternate Saturdays • cabernet library tasting, 11am, alternate Saturdays • Wine 101 at St. Supéry, 11am, Sundays ONGOING SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500 ONGOING Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • Sept 9: Wine co. Ukulele festival, James hill • Sept 10: An evening with george Komsky • Sept 13: comedy Series, Don friesen • Sep 16: Joan osborne & Dar Williams • Sept 17: lee ritenour • Sept 24: nVoh gala ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com • Sept 18: national Acrobats of the People’s republic of china • Sept 15: rick Bartalini presents Diana ross ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines napa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com • Sept 8: 1966 • Sept 9: Back room’s Bubble Bar • Sept 15: fantastic tasting of Austria Wines • Sept 16: Big, Bad red Blends from Around the World • Sept 22: riesling fan club of napa Valley • Sept 23: napa Valley cabernet: 5 AVAs

UPCOMING
• Daily: Valley first tour • Daily: grgich hills estate Winery tour • fri-Sun: Domaine chandon Winery tour • Sat: Valley’s only evening Winery tour • Mon-thu: Ambassador Winery tour • Sept 9: Vintner’s lunch, raymond Vineyards • Sept 11: Moonlight escape Dinner

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ONGOING di Rosa napa, 707-226-5991, www.dirosapreserve.org • ongoing through Sept 17: Zombie-Proof house • Sept 17, 24: fall Art & nature hikes ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com • Sept 9: Band of horses • Sept 10: tears for fears • Sept 13: Willie nelson • Sept 14: Bruce hornsby • Sept 15: chicago • Sept 17: rob Schneider • Sept 23: Pat Metheny with larry grenadier ONGOING Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley napa town center, napa, 707-253-9450 www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices • Sept 5: european cheese Pairings • Sept 9, 16, 23, 30: 15 open Bottles! • Sept 10-11: Seasonal Bruschetta Appetizer & napa Wines • Sept 13, 29: flight night – craft Beer Samplers • Sept 17-18, 21: chocolate Decadence • Sept 24-25: Wine flight Weekends – Blends! ONGOING Friday Night Winemaker Events JV Wine & Spirits, napa, 5-7pm, $2, 707-253-2624, www.jvwine.com • Sept 9: Palmina Winery • Sept 16: oktoberfest ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30 Modernism – Photography After 1930 Exhibit at Turnbull Cellars oakville, 707-963-5839, www.turnbullwines.com, free ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER Twilight Tasting in the Grove at Ehlers Estate St. helena, 5:30-7:30pm, by appointment, $35 www.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972 ONGOING SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 1 Outdoor Summer Concert Series at St. Clement napa, 1-4pm, $20/members & guests, $35/public www.stclement.com, 800-543-7572 ONGOING FRIDAYS – SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 1 Gourmet Flatbread Piazza & Wine at Black Stallion Winery napa, 11am-3pm, $7/members, $15 www.blackstallionwinery.com, 707-227-3250 ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 13 Signs of Life Photography Exhibit by Robert Buelteman at Mumm Napa rutherford, www.mummnapa.com, 707-976-7702 SEPTEMBER 7 9/11 Monuments & America’s Collective Memory napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7pm, $5, $free/members www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500 SEPTEMBER 9 Girls’ Night Out the room, flora Springs, St. helena, 5-8pm www.florasprings.com, 707-967-8032 SEPTEMBER 9-11 Wine Country Ukulele Festival Various locations & events in napa Valley. www.winecountryukefest.com, 707-226-7372 SEPTEMBER 10 40th Anniversary Harvest Party at Monticello Vineyards Join the corley family for classic American Bar B Que & 2008 Big reds! 4pm, $55, rSVP, 707-253-2802 ext. 18, Wine@corleyfamilynapaValley.com SEPTEMBER 10 Harvest 2011: Sparkling Winemaking at Domaine Carneros napa, 800-716-2788, www.domainecarneros.com

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SEPTEMBER 10 Beaulieu Vineyard Blending Seminar rutherford, 2-4pm, $20/members & guests www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896, rSVP SEPTEMBER 10 Wine Club Pick-Up Reception at Acacia Vineyard napa, 11am-3pm, www.acaciavineyard.com, 707-226-9991 SEPTEMBER 10 Charles Krug Winery 150th Anniversary Tasting on the Lawn St. helena, 2-5pm, 888-7475784, www.charleskrug.com SEPTEMBER 10 September Barrel Tasting & Pick Up Party at Merryvale St. helena, 1-4pm, $25, free/members, www.merryvale.com, 707-963-2225 SEPTEMBER 10 Grgich Hills Fumé Blanc Preview & Oysters rutherford, 11am-3pm, www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784 SEPTEMBER 10 9th Annual Sterling Silver Screenings®: Seabiscuit calistoga, gates open 7pm, movie at dusk, $10, $5/under 16 www.sterlingvineyards.com, 707-942-3322 SEPTEMBER 10 SOLO Release & Winemaker Tasting Silverado Vineyards, napa, 2-4pm, $60, $35/members www.silveradovineyards.com, 707-259-6617, rSVP SEPTEMBER 10 Staglin Family Music Festival for Mental Health rutherford, $750, 707-944-0477 SEPTEMBER 10 Napa River Wine, Crafts & Jazz Festival Main Street & Veteran’s Park, napa, 10am-6pm www.napawineandcraftsfair.com, 707-257-0322 SEPTEMBER 10 18th Annual Hands Across the Valley the ranch Winery, St. helena, 6pm, www.handsacrossthevalley.com SEPTEMBER 10 Cooking Class: In the Kitchen with Amelia cedar gables inn, napa, chef Amelia ceja of ceja Vineyards $150, 4-8pm, www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969 SEPTEMBER 11 9/11 Community Art Memorial with Nimbus Arts napa Valley Museum, Yountville www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500 SEPTEMBER 11, 25 Music on the Terrace Domaine chandon, Yountville, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 SEPTEMBER 16 Art & Wine Reception at Ehlers Estate St. helena, An evening of art, wine, cheese & chocolate! 6-8:30pm, rSVP, free, www.ehlersestate.com, 707-963-5972 SEPTEMBER 17 Napa Valley Harvest Dinner in the Cask Room at Merryvale St. helena, 7pm, $150, rSVP, www.merryvale.com, 800-326-6069x429 SEPTEMBER 17 27th Annual Harvest Ball at V. Sattui Winery St. helena, 6pm, $200/members, $225 www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774, rSVP SEPTEMBER 17 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Release Party Beaulieu Vineyard, rutherford, 11am-1pm, $50 www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896, rSVP SEPTEMBER 17 Casino Night at Artesa Winery Wine club Member event, napa, 6:30-10pm, $75, rSVP www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309 SEPTEMBER 17 Napa Valley Aloha Festival napa Valley expo fairgrounds, napa, 10am-6pm www.manaleohcf.org/alohafestival.htm, 707-966-4017 SEPTEMBER 17 Chiarello Vineyards Harvest Release Yountville, 707-9256-0750, 1pm www.chiarellovineyards.com SEPTEMBER 17 Mexican Independence Day napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 12-5pm, free www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500 SEPTEMBER 17 2008 HALL “Kathryn Hall” Release hAll rutherford, 6pm, $60/members, $75 www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2626 SEPTEMBER 17 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Release Party robert Mondavi Winery, oakville, 3-5pm www.robertmondavi.com, 888-rMonDAVi SEPTEMBER 17 Clos du Val Grape Stomp napa, 800-993-9463, www.closduval.com SEPTEMBER 18 Tastemaker Dinner at étoile Restaurant Domaine chandon, Yountville, 6:30pm, $95 www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 SEPTEMBER 18 Winery Lake Vineyard Event at Acacia Vineyard napa, 707-226-9991, www.acaciavineyard.com SEPTEMBER 18 September Soirée Silverado Brewing company, St. helena, Benefits community resources for children. 5:30pm, $100, www.crcnapa.org, 707-253-0376x107 SEPTEMBER 22 Wine Club Pick-Up Reception at Acacia Vineyard napa, 4-7pm, 707-226-9991, www.acaciavineyard.com SEPTEMBER 22 Meet the Artists & Talk with the Writers from Discrepancy napa Valley Museum, Yountville, 7pm, $5, free/members www.napavalleymuseum.org, 707-944-0500 SEPTEMBER 24 12th Annual Mount Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting hess collection Winery, napa Wine, food pairings, raffle for wine cellar & live music in the gardens. 1-4pm, $50, www.mtveederwines.com, Stacey@fontanellawines.com SEPTEMBER 24 Harvest 2011: Pinot Noir Winemaking at Domaine Carneros napa, 800-716-2788, www.domainecarneros.com SEPTEMBER 24 Summers Harvest Experience & Lobster Feed calistoga, 11am-3pm, $95, $80/members www.summerswinery.com, 707-942-5508 SEPTEMBER 24 Beringer Annual Release Celebration St. helena, 4:30pm, rSVP, www.beringer.com, 888-708-9463 SEPTEMBER 24 Harvest Party freemark Abbey, St. helena, 4-8pm, $75, $45/members www.freemarkabbey.com, 707-963-9694 SEPTEMBER 24 Napa River Rock & Stroll 6K family Walk & run Benefits cope family center Kennedy Park to Veterans Memorial Park, napa, 8:30am www.napariverrocknstroll.org, 707-252-1123 SEPTEMBER 24 Just Imagine Auction hourglass Blueline estate, St. helena, 6-12pm www.justimaginesthelena.com, 707-967-2717 SEPTEMBER 24 11th Annual Cruisin’ Calistoga Beer & Wine Festival & Car Show napa county fairgrounds, calistoga, $25, www.win-rods.com, 707-942-1473 SEPTEMBER 24 Hot Harvest Nights, An Intimate Evening with the Family Peju Province Winery, rutherford, 6-10:30pm, $155/members, $175 www.peju.com, 800-446-7358 SEPTEMBER 24 Date & Movie Night the room, flora Springs, St. helena, 5:10pm wine & dinner, movie 7:10pm www.florasprings.com, 866-967-8032 SEPTEMBER 24 12th Annual Home & Garden Tour Fund Raiser the napa Valley Symphony, Various napa Valley locations $50/adv, $55, 9:30am-4:30pm www.thenapavalleysymphonyleague.org, 707-254-0344 SEPTEMBER 24 Cooking Class: Late Summer Delight with Jill Hough cedar gables inn, napa, $150, 4-8pm www.cedargablesinn.com, 707-224-7969 SEPTEMBER 25 Sunday Social Viader napa Valley, Deer Park, 12-4pm www.viadaer.com, 707-963-3816, $35, members/free

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FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER Sebastiani Winery Friday Music Series Sonoma, 6-9pm, 707-933-3226, www.sebastiani.com • Sept 9: Backtrax • Sept 16: five A.M. • Sept 23: tBA ONGOING Summer Music Series at Mazzocco Winery healdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-501-8466, www.mazzocco.com • Sept 16: Solid Air ONGOING Summer Music Series at de Lorimier Winery geyserville 6-8pm, 800-546-7718, www.delorimierwinery.com • Sept 9: Brother cat ONGOING Summer Music Series at Wilson Winery healdsburg, 6-8pm, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com • Sept 23: earl thomas ONGOING Jazz it Up Saturday Wine & Jazz Concert Series Seasons of the Vineyard tasting Bar, healdsburg, 4-6pm www.seasonsofthevineyard.com, 707-431-2222 • Sept 10: the easy leaves • Sept 24: Klein trio with Mike& Spike Klein & trevor Kinsel ONGOING Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Introduces Thematic Wine Program honoring great local wine makers. Plus, each thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity winetenders. the lodge at Sonoma, rSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042 ONGOING Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop at B.R. Cohn Winery glen ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery glen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Private Wine Tastings at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40pp by appointment, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com • Scentiments – test your Smell Memory • White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses • King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates • Matchmaker – wine and food pairing • PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate • cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevations

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ONGOING Wine and Food Pairing at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines with the perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointment 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com ONGOING Free Guided Winery Tour at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointment 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com ONGOING Group Private Tastings at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, by appointment. $20 per person, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.com ONGOING Food and Wine Pairing at the Mayo Reserve Room 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting $35, reservations recommended, 707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.com ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com • cinq cépages Blending Seminar, eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 • cinq cépages component tasting, eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 • Private ViP Wine tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour • Box lunch Prgram with tour ONGOING Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery Santa rosa, ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations 888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com • Winery tour & tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 • Vineyards tour & tasting, 1 hour, $20 • Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 ONGOING SUNDAYS Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brunch at the Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma, 9am-1pm, 707-938-9000, www.fairmont.com.sonoma ONGOING Wine & Food Pairing at Kendall-Jackson fulton, Special reserve food & wine tasting, 10am-4pm, $25 707-571-7500, www.kj.com ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com ONGOING WEEKENDS Wine & Chocolate Pairings at Fritz Winery cloverdale, 10:30am-4:30pm, $5 tasting fee covers the pairing 707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 50 Mile AV Vintner's Dining glen ellen, Barrel tasting & old Vine Pinot noir & Syrahs from Ashton Vineyard. foods sourced locally. 4-7PM, rSVP, 707-935-3456, ashtonwines.com ONGOING THURSDAYS Thirsty Thursdays at Anaba Sonoma, enjoy complimentary cheese & crackers to pair with your wine tasting. 4-5:30pm, 707-996-4188, www.anabawines.com ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAY Unique Food & Wine Pairings at HKG Tasting Room glen ellen, 12-6pm, 707-938-7622, www.hopkilnwinery.com ONGOING Moondance Cellars & Orchard Station Wines glen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10 707-938-7550, www.moondancecellars.com

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ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour healdsburg, 10:30am, $25, 800-447-3060, www.michelschlumberger.com ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20, 707-431-4811 ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ‘Come Crush With Us’ at Icaria Creek Winery Winemaker Jeff Smith leads a tasting of bottled & barreled wines rSVP, 707-486-9623, www.icariawinery.com EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY Santa Rosa Original Farmers’ Market Santa rosa Veteran’s Building parking lot, 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629 EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY The Art of Winemaking Workshop Petroni Vineyards, Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm 707-935-8311, www.petronivineyards.com ONGOING Cooking Classes at Ramekins Culinary School 450 West Spain St, Sonoma, check website for schedule. 707-933-0450, www.ramekins.com ONGOING Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org • Sept 10: free fiesta de independencia • Sept 14: Willie nelson & family • Sept 15: ron White • Sept 17: the Wedding expo • Sept 18: herbie hancock • Sept 23: Shirley Maclaine ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com • Sept 8-11: Antigone • Sept 23-25: Pirates of Penzance ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com • Sept 8: Vibrant eYeris • Sept 9: Vinyl • Sept 10: Black Market Blues • Sept 23: Alison harris • Sept 24: Moreland & Arbuckle ONGOING THURSDAYS Winemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Market guerneville, 6-8pm, 707-604-7295, www.bigbottommarket.com ONGOING FRIDAYS Friday Night Music Series with Food Trucks Michel-Schlumberger Winery, healdsburg, 5:30-8:30pm, $5 www.michelsclumberger.com, 800-447-3060 • Sept 9: roztones • Sept 16: the Blues Pirates • Sept 23: Still Smooth ONGOING SATURDAYS Swirl, Sniff & Sip (aka Wine 101) Big 3 Wine Bar, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma 10-10:45am, www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000 ONGOING SATURDAYS Complimentary Concert Series landmark Winery, Sonoma, 1-4pm, www.landmarkwine.com, 707-833-0053 • Sept 10: Sharman Duran, jazz • Sept 17: chi Mcclean, acoustic guitar • Sept 24: Brian cline, guitar & vocals ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30 Photo Irregulars Exhibit at Charles Creek Tasting Room Sonoma, www.charlescreek.com, 707-935-3848 ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER Reserve Tasting on the Patio by the Pool at DeLoach Vineyards Santa rosa, guided tasting with croquet & ping pong. $25 By appointment, 707-526-9111, www.deloachvineyards.com ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 17 Red Dot 2011 “Think Twice” healdsburg center for the Arts, healdsburg www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com, 707-433-2743 ONGOING WEDNESDAY EVENINGS THROUGH OCTOBER 19 Wine & Sunsets in Paradise at Paradise Ridge Winery Santa rosa – Bring a picnic & enjoy the sunset & wine from the Veranda & terrace! 6pm, www.prwinery.com, 707-528-Wine ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 21 Petaluma River Sunset Wine & Cheese Eco-Cruise Petaluma turning Basin, Petaluma, 5:30-7:30pm www.friendsofthepetalumariver.org, 707-763-7756 ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 25 Tuesday Night Farmers’ Market Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5:30-7pm, 707-529-0404 ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER Garden Tours at DeLoach Vineyards Santa rosa, guided tasting of wines & seasonal treats from the garden. 707-526-9111, www.deloachvineyards.com, $30 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 11 Pop’d From the Panel charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa rosa, www.SchulzMuseum.org ONGOING THROUGH EARLY SPRING 2012 16th Annual Sculpture Exhibit “FINALE” at Paradise Ridge Winery the Sculpture grove can be seen until dusk, followed by a glass of wine on the winery’s veranda, with its spectacular view of the sunset. 11am-5pm, daily www.prwinery.com, 707-528-Wine SEPTEMBER 6-10 Peggi Kroll Roberts: Painting the Still-Life & Figures Indoors & Out l’Atelier aux couleurs, Petaluma, 707-773-1324, 9am-4pm www.artacademy.com, www.krollrobert.com SEPTEMBER 9 25th Annual Summer-Fall Winemaker Dinner Series: Kosta Browne & Trecini Cellars Join Dan Kosta, Partner & John, cathy & David Vicini, Proprietors inn at the tides, Bodega Bay, $120, www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788 SEPTEMBER 9 Yappy Hour lambert Bridge Winery, healdsburg, 4:30-6:30pm, $35 www.lambertbridge.com, 707-431-4670 SEPTEMBER 9-12 7th Annual Katmandu Festival Veterans Memorial hall, Sonoma, 11am-5pm, $10 donation www.chidrensmedaid.org/katmandu-festival, 707-938-1807 SEPTEMBER 10 15th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival fulton, 11am-4pm, www.kj.com, 707-571-8100 SEPTEMBER 10 Wine Club Release & Harvest Party at Wilson Winery healdsburg, 800-433-4602, www.wilsonwinery.com SEPTEMBER 10 Third Anniversary Celebration at Topel Winery Tasting Room live music, wood-fired pizzas, wine tasting, prizes & wine sales! healdsburg, 12-7pm, 707-433-4116, www.topelwines.com SEPTEMBER 10 Shake Your Bun(dschu) Dance Party gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, $20, 8:30-10:30pm www.gunbun.com, 707-938-5277 SEPTEMBER 10-11 B.R. Cohn New Release 2009 Sonoma Valley Primitivo glen ellen, A complimentary pour of the wine along with light hors d’oeuvres. 800-330-4064, www.brcohn.com SEPTEMBER 14-18 Sonoma Valley CRUSH heart of Sonoma Valley Association, Various events at participating wineries. 11am-4pm, $35, $10/drivers www.heartofsonomavalley.com, 707-479-9979 SEPTEMBER 14-18 Photo Tips, Composition & Lighting Quick & Easy at Eric Ross Winery glen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $20, rSVP, www.ericross.com, 707-939-8525 SEPTEMBER 14-21 Santa Rosa International Film Festival Week-long celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange featuring more than 100 films from around the world. Various venues/events. See page 52 for details. www.sriff.org, 707-935-3456 SEPTEMBER 15 Songwriters in Sonoma at Meadowcroft Wines Sonoma, featuring a little bit of rock ‘n roll! $15, 7pm rSVP, 707-934-4090, www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com SEPTEMBER 16 VJB Vineyards Estate Vineyard Luncheon Kenwood, 11am, rSVP, 707-833-2300, www.vjbcellars.com SEPTEMBER 16 Live Concert on the Green at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, 6:30-8pm, free, 800-543-7572, www.chateaustjean.com SEPTEMBER 16 Harvest Winemaker Dinner at The Castle ledson castle, Kenwood, 6-10pm, $100, rSVP www.ledsonwinery.com, 707-537-3823 SEPTEMBER 16 Garden Walk & Lunch Mcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 10am-2pm, $90 www.mcevoyranch.com, 866-617-6779 SEPTEMBER 16 10th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament healdsburg golf club at tayman Park, healdsburg, 12:30pm, $100/person 707-431-3372 SEPTEMBER 16-17 The Black Cat Cabaret field of Dreams, Sonoma, Benefits Pets lifeline www.petslifeline.org, 707-938-4626 SEPTEMBER 17 Flavors of Fall Korbel champagne cellars, guerneville, 11am-3:30pm www.korbel.com, 707-824-7000 SEPTEMBER 17 25th Anniversary Celebration & Harvest Party J Vineyards, healdsburg, 11am-4pm, $40/members, $55 www.jwine.com, 707-431-5430 SEPTEMBER 16-18, 23-25, 30 OCTOBER 1, 7-9 Harvest Lunches Michel-Schlumberger Winery, healdsburg, 11am-2pm, $65 www.michelsclumberger.com, 800-447-3060 SEPTEMBER 17 New Release Party at Mazzocco healdsburg, 11am-4pm, rSVP, www.mazzocco.com, 800-501-8466 SEPTEMBER 17 Paella on the Patio at Fritz Winery cloverdale, 4-8[pm, 707-894-3389, www.fritzwinery.com SEPTEMBER 17 Old Grove Festival Armstrong redwoods State nature reserve, guerneville, $25 www.oldgrovefestioval.org, 707-869-9177 SEPTEMBER 17 Dressage in the Wine Country Sonoma county fairgrounds, Santa rosa, 2-9:30pm ww.winecountrydressage.org, 707-433-0976 SEPTEMBER 17 The Marriage of Food & Wine with Chef John Ash river Myst haven, healdsburg, 3-6pm, $100 www.rivermysthaven.com, 707-431-8146 SEPTEMBER 17 1st Annual Lobster Feed robledo family Winery, Sonoma, 6-9pm, $85/members, $95 www.robledofamilywinery.com, 707-939-6903, rSVP SEPTEMBER 17-18 Grape Picking & Sampling Excursion with the Winemaker at Loxton Cellars glen ellen, 10am, 707-935-7221, www.loxtonwines.com SEPTEMBER 18 Hands-On Paella Class at Alderbrook Winery healdsburg, 11am-2pm, $120/members, $140/guests www.alderbrook.com, 707-433-5987x4210

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SEPTEMBER 18 3rd Annual Bone Appétit – A Celebration of Great Pairings Wine, food, live music, live & silent auctions! canine companions campus, Santa rosa, 2-6pm www.cci.org/boneappetit, 707-577-1777 SEPTEMBER 18 Petaluma Moo Cow Half Marathon 5K Kentucky Street, Downtown Petaluma, 7am-noon www.moocowhalf.com, 707-225-0022 SEPTEMBER 18 Petaluma Poetry Walk Downtown Petaluma, 10am-7pm, 707-338-2489 SEPTEMBER 21 Bossanova, Wine & Sunsets at Paradise Ridge Santa rosa, 6-8:30pm, www.prwinery.com, 707-528-Wine SEPTEMBER 22 Winemaker Dinner Series: Gloria Ferrer Santé restaurant, fairmont Sonoma Mission inn & Spa, Sonoma www.fairmont.com/sonoma, 707-938-9000 SEPTEMBER 22 Reds, Whites & Blues Night at Meadowcroft Wines Sonoma, $15, 707-934-4090, www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com SEPTEMBER 22-26 Art Is...Petaluma Sheraton Sonoma county, Petaluma, 10am-4pm www.art-is-you.com, 914-346-7610 SEPTEMBER 23-26 25th Annual B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival B.r. cohn Winery, glen ellen, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064x126 • Sept 23: charity Dinner & Auction with guy fieri, 6pm, $150 • Sept 24: Music festival with Doobie Brothers, Joe Satriani, Sammy hagar, greg Kihn, Jim Messina, leon russell, Jeff Watson & carlos reyes • Sept 25: Music festival with lynyrd Skynyrd, Doobie Brothers, Jim Messina, little feat, leon russell, lara Johnston & carlos reyes • Sept 26: celebrity golf tournament, Sonoma golf club SEPTEMBER 24 Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer: Perfectly Pinot Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $30 plus tax, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 SEPTEMBER 24 Hike & Taste in the Vineyards Kunde family estate, Kenwood, 10am, $30, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501 SEPTEMBER 24 12th Annual Sonoma County Book Festival old courthouse Square, Santa rosa, 10am-4pm, free www.socobookfest.org SEPTEMBER 24 Halloween & Vine hermann Sons hall, Petaluma, 9am-2pm www.halloweenandvine.com, 707-252-2484 SEPTEMBER 24 Healdsburg Art Festival Downtown healdsburg, 10am-4pm, free www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com, 707-431-1970 SEPTEMBER 24 Festival on the Hill & Hill on Wheels Car Show United church of christ, Petaluma, 10am-2pm www.uccpetaluma.org, 707-763-2454 SEPTEMBER 24-25 114th Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 10am-6pm www.sonomavinfest.org, 707-996-2109 SEPTEMBER 24-25 Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival Johnson’s Beach resort, guerneville www.russianriver.com, 707-869-1595 SEPTEMBER 24-25 Weekend Along the Farm Trails farms from Petaluma to healdsburg, 10am-4pm www.farmtrails.org, 707-837-8896 SEPTEMBER 25 Porsches at the Palace ledson castle, Kenwood, 11am-4pm www.ledsonwinery.com, 707-537-3823 SEPTEMBER 25 Fall Antique Faire Kentucky & 4th Streets, Petaluma, 8am-4pm www.petalumadowntown.com, 707-762-9348 SEPTEMBER 25 The Great West End Hand-Car Regatta & Exposition historic railroad Square, Santa rosa, 11am-6pm www.hand-carregatta.com, 707-570-0128 SEPTEMBER 25 Sunday Cruise-In fourth and Sea restaurant, Petaluma, noon www.Sundaycruisein.com, 707-623-3219 SEPTEMBER 25 Bocce Ball-A-Palooza Mcnear Park, Petaluma, 11am www.mentormepetaluma.org, 707-778-4798 SEPTEMBER 25 14th Annual Progressive Festival Walnut Park, Petaluma, 11:30am-4:30pm www.progressivefestival.org, 707-963-8134\ SEPTEMBER 26, 28 Vintage Film Series #3: On the Waterfront Sebastiani theatre, Sonoma, Mon 7pm, Wed 1pm www.sebastianitheatre.com, 707-996-2020 SEPTEMBER 17 12th Annual Lake County Wine Auction ceago Vinegarden, nice, 3-6pm, $150 www.winealliance.org, 866-279-Wine SEPTEMBER 23-25 Clear Lake Splash-In lakeport, 702-580-0193, www.clearlakesplashin.com SEPTEMBER 24 19th Annual Kelseyville Pear Festival Main Street, Kelseyville, 9am-4pm, www.kelseyvillepearfestival.com

BAY AREA
SAN FRANCISCO
ONGOING The Walt Disney Family Museum the Presidio of San francisco, San francisco, 415-345-6816 www.waltdisney.org • ongoing through Sept 30: film, So Dear to My heart • Sept 10, 18: Disney Discoveries • Sept 17: Moving Pictures, intro 2-D hand-Drawn Animation Workshop • Sept 17: our grandpa, Walt Disney • Sep 23-25: look closer, Walt as a grandfather, family Photos • Sept 24: Memories of Moving Pictures, follow Up to 2-D hand Drawn Animation OGOING Seasons Swirl four Seasons hotel, San francisco, 5:30-7:30pm www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco, 415-633-3838 • Sept 6: falcor Winery ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 2 Dutch & Flemish Masterworks legion of honor, San francisco, www.famsf.org ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 9 Golden Gate Park Band Summer Sunday Concerts golden gate Park, San francisco, 1pm, free www.goldengateparkband.org, 510-530-0814 ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 9 Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris de Young Museum, San francisco, www.deyoungmuseum.org, 415-750-3531 ONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 31 The Mourners, Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy legion of honor, San francisco, www.famsf.org SEPTEMBER 13 Lancaster Estate Tasting & Dinner campton Place, San francisco – Jesse Katz, Winemaker, lancaster estate www.tajhotels.com/sanfrancisco, 415-955-5574 SEPTEMBER 19-25 5th Annual San Francisco Cocktail Week San francisco, www.sfcocktailweek.com

LAKE/MENDOCINO
EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Food & Wine Pairings Mcnab ridge tasting room, hopland, 707-744-1986, www.mcnabridge.com ONGOING Skunk Train 866-457-5865, fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com • Sept 25: grand ole time on the train ONGOING FRIDAYS Tuscan Village Music Art Series terrill cellars, lower lake, 6-9pm, www.terrillcellars.com, 707-994-3354 SEPTEMBER 6 Winemaker Dinner Series Sawshop gallery Bistro, Kelseyville, 6-9pm www.sawshopbistro.com, 707-278-0129 SEPTEMBER 8, 15, 22, 29 Meet the Winemaker Series Blue Wing Saloon, Upper lake, 5:30-8:30pm www.bluewingsaloon.com, 707-275-2233 SEPTEMBER 9-10 27th Annual Winesong! A Benefit for the Mendocino coast hospital – Various events & locations on the Mendocino coastwww.winesong.org, 707-961-4909 SEPTEMBER 10 Harvest Education: Harvest 101 Six Sigma Winery, lower lake, $25, rSVP www.sixsigmaranch.com, 707-994-4068 SEPTEMBER 10 Wine & Food Pairing & Concert in the Garden tulip hill Winery, nice, , 4-7pm, www.tuliphillwinery.com, 707-274-9373 SEPTEMBER 10 6th Annual Old Time Bluegrass Festival Anderson Marsh State historic Park, lower lake, 10am-6:30pm $20, $15/adv, www.andersonmarsh.org, 707-995-2658 SEPTEMBER 10 Samba Jamba Parducci Winery’s Acoustic café, Ukiah, 6-10pm, $12 www.parducci.com, 707-463-2843 SEPTEMBER 10 Windows to the Universe taylor observatory, Kelseyville, 8-11pm www.taylorobservatory.org, 707-262-4121 SEPTEMBER 16-18 Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show Boonville, 8am-10pm, 707-895-3011 SEPTEMBER 17 The Dirt Floor Band Parducci Winery’s Acoustic café, Ukiah, 6-10pm, $12 www.parducci.com, 707-463-2843

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael 415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us • Sept 16-18: gem faire • Sept 16: San francisco Stand-Up comedy competition Preliminary round • Sept 17: Diana ross • Sept 19, 22: Marin Speakers Series, Spencer Wells • Sept 23-25: 5th Annual Pacific Pinball exhibition SEPTEMBER 13 Marin Winemakers Showcased: Easkoot Cellars Vin Antico, San rafael, 5-7pm, $15 www.vinantico.com, 415-454-4492 SEPTEMBER 24-25 55th Annual Mill Valley Arts Festival old Mill Park, Mill Valley, 10am-6pm, www.mvfaf.org, 415-381-8090

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
ONGOING Tasting Room Tuesdays Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the fairmont San Jose, San Jose Winery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pm www.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463

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ONGOING Concert Series at Mountain Winery Saratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com • Sept 14: the Psychedelic furs/tom tom club • Sept 15: Kenny loggins • Sept 16-17: chicago • Sept 18: Bruce hornsby & the noisemakers/Shawn colvin • Sept 21: Don henley • Sept 22: Boz Scaggs/Michael McDonald • Sept 23: Smokey robinson • Sept 24: B.B. King/Buddy guy SEPTEMBER 10-11 41st Mountain View Art & Wine Festival castro Street, Mountain View, 10am-6pm www.miramarevents.com, 650-968-8378 SEPTEMBER 11 All You Can Eat Ribaganza clos lachance, San Martin, 3-6pm, $25/members, $35/guests, $45/public www.clos.com, 408-686-1050 SEPTEMBER 17 Harvest Barbeque at Sunny Slope Vineyard Estate cinnabar Winery, Saratoga, 12-4pm www.cinnabarwine.com, 408-867-1012 SEPTEMBER 25 Bordeaux Release, Sit Down Technical Tasting & Walk-About-Tasting thomas fogarty Winery, Woodside www.fogartywinery.com, 650-851-6777 SEPTEMBER 11-30 Exhibit: Acrylics by Linda Briggs estate tasting room, Wente Vineyards, livermore, 925-456-2305 SEPTEMBER 16 La Luna Fridays Murrieta’s Well, livermore, 6-9pm, www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395 SEPTEMBER 16-17 LVPAC Guitar Fest LIVE! Bankhead theatre, livermore, www.bankheadtheater.org, 925-373-6800 SEPTEMBER 24 September Release Party Mitchell Katz Winery, Pleasanton, 12-5pm, $20 www.mitchellkatzwinery.com, 925-931-0744 SEPTEMBER 24 Comedy Uncorked retzlaff Vineyards, livermore, 7:30pm www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941 SEPTEMBER 17 14th Annual Master Gardeners Tour carmel & Pebble Beach, 10am-4pm, $20/adv, $25 www.montereybaymastergardeners.org, 831-383-9181 SEPTEMBER 17-18 FallFest custom house Plaza, Monterey, www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0700 SEPTEMBER 17-18 Monterey Bay Oktoberfest the Barnyard Shopping Village, carmel, 12-6pm, $15 www.oktoberfestmontereybay.com, 831-277-3779 SEPTEMBER 23 Harvest Wine Dinner chateau Julien, carmel Valley, $95, $75/members, 7pm crush, 8pm dinner www.chateaujulien.com, 831-624-2600, SEPTEMBER 24-25 Otter Days Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey www.montereybayaquarium.org, 831-648-4800 SEPTEMBER 24-25 USA/Boardwalk Cheer & Dance Competition Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com • Sept 15: the temptations ONGOING Live at Golden State Theatre Monterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com • Sept 25: the city harmonic & Aaron gillespie ONGOING FRIDAYS Fromage Friday at Taste Morgan the crossroads carmel – enjoy a special cheese sampling with your tasting of Morgan & lee family farm wines. 3-5pm, 831-626-3700 ONGOING SUNDAYS Library Sunday at Taste Morgan the crossroads carmel – An opportunity to taste some older vintages from Morgan Winery’s cellar. 2-5pm, 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com ONGOING Live Music at KRML Radio the eastwood Building, carmel, 831-624-6432, www.krmlradio.com EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH Pair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellars gilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca ice cream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases. www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827 EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines cepage Wine Bar, rancho cellars, carmel, 3-8pm 831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com EVERY WEDNESDAY Wine Down Wednesdays fortino Winery, gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 25 (THUR-SUN) Annie, The Musical! outdoor forest theater, carmel, Pacific repertory theatre www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100 SEPTEMBER 9, 30 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner Series chaminade resort & Spa, Santa cruz, 6pm, $100 www.chaminade.com, 831-475-5600, rSVP SEPTEMBER 10-11 Capitola Art & Wine Festival Downtown capitola-by-the-Sea, 10am-6pm, free www.capitolachamber.com, 831-475-6522 SEPTEMBER 12 Dining in the Vines – Farm to Fork Series at Hahn Estates Soledad, 5pm reception, 6-8pm dinner, rSVP www.hahnestates.com, 831-678-4555 SEPTEMBER 16 Boardwalk Blitz – Christian Youth Event Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590 SEPTEMBER 16-18 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Various locations & events in Monterey www.montereyjazzfestival.org, 925-275-9255

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com • Sept 10, 24: great train robbery • Sept 17: Murder Mystery Dinner ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.c. Davis, 866-754-ArtS, www.mondaviarts.org • Sept 10: great train robbery • Sept 21: return to forever iV with Zappa Plays Zappa

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
ONGOING FRIDAYS Friday Night Tastings at Prima Walnut creek, 5:30-7pm, $20, $10/members www.primivini.com, 925-735-7780 ONGOING SATURDAYS Saturday Night Tastings at Prima Walnut creek, 3-5pm, $20, $10/members www.primaristorante.com, 925-935-7780 ONGOING Summer Concert Series hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463 • Sept 16: live Wire SEPTEMBER 16 Annual Grape Stomp hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, 5:30pm www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-2463

SUISUN VALLEY
ONGOING SATURDAYS $5 Wines by the Glass Winterhawk Winery, fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pm live music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977 SEPTEMBER 17 Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts “ritmojito” – superbly crafted songs with deep latin jazz grooves– you’ll be up on your feet from the start. 4-7pm, 2522 Mankas corner road, Suisun Valley. enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment under the stars. food & wine extra but can be served right at your table. $19.50, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine SEPTEMBER 18 Support Local Nonprofits: CASA live music by Blind to reason, wine tasting & food! Winterhawk Winery, fairfield, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977 SEPTEMBER 24 California Candy Festival Jelly Belly Visitors center & factory, fairfield, 11am-6pm, $15 www.californiacandyfestival.com OCTOBER 8 Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts “2nd Planet” – a diverse music experience specializing in the styles of contemporary jazz, rock, r&b and funk. Blue Victorian Winery – 5071 Suisun Valley rd. fairfield www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

LIVERMORE
ONGOING Bankhead Theatre livermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org • Sept 15: national Acrobats of china • Sept 16: lee ritenour • Sept 17: Sonny landreth • Sept 24-25: romeo et Juliette ONGOING The Concerts at Wente Vineyards livermore, www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2424 • Sept 13: Kenny loggins • Sept 14: Diana ross ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Wine & Cheese Pairing la rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pm www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442 SEPTEMBER 7 1st Wednesday Street Party: Celebrate Pleasanton Downtown Pleasanton, 4:30-10pm www.pleasantondowntown.net, 925-484-2199 SEPTEMBER 10 BottleRockit Festival three stages, 20 bands, great food & world class wines! estate tasting room, Wente Vineyards, livermore, $20, 11am-10pm www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305 SEPTEMBER 10 BYOF and Bluegrass Band cedar Mountain Winery, livermore, 6-9pm, $5 www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636

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Don’t Miss the 18th Annual Hands Across the Valley
by Michael Rockich
Hands Across the Valley will perform its 18th incarnation in Napa Valley on September 10th. The event began in 1994 when community leaders organized this annual fundraiser to raise funds for Napa Valley food programs for needy families in Napa County. This registered nonprofit organization has brought in more than $3,000,000 since its debut and “is committed to working toward the goal of a community without hunger.” The site will be The Ranch Winery at 105 Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a wine and food reception. Top local wineries will pour their vinous treasures. In concert, outstanding local food establishments and restaurants will provide gourmet treats. Booths are organized in aisles outdoors on the lawn to permit easy strolling. If the past is any indication of what is to come, expect an eclectic blend of exotic fare, the more conventional and hearty grilled meat, too. For the deft the idea is to negotiate as many of the wine booths and food pavilions as possible before the actual dinner begins. The mating of wines with various food types is not a bad experience to augment one’s ability as host and sommelier. For those able to persevere the foregoing, Chef Kevin Miller will do the honors on the buffet dinner. This has always been a delicious affair. Chef Miller graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. After serving at several impressive restaurants, in 2007 he became Executive Chef for The Vintage Estate in Yountville. A sit-down dinner is available for sponsors featuring the special touch of Chef Bob Hurley, proprietor of Hurley’s restaurant in food center Yountville. Auction lovers will have the choice of a silent auction or a live auction. The avid will choose to participate in both. On the block will be gourmet dinners with outstanding chefs, overnight packages, artisan and “cult” wine lots, wine tasting experiences, and retail offerings. The Pio Rodas – Richard, Rely and Gina – will wield the auctioneer’s gavel. Hopefully bidding action will be fast and furious. One celebrity host this year is Mark Ibanez, with KTVU Channel 2. He is the longest running sports reporter and anchor in the Bay Area. Mark has received three Emmy Awards for his work. He also wrote a best-seller, “Mark’s Remarks,” with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. The other celebrity host is Kellie Fuller of KVON and KVYN Radio. Kellie grew up in Napa and showed childhood interest in music. She later studied opera with accomplished tenor, William Gorton, and eventually performed. Once dinner is done many will be dancing under the stars to David Martin’s House Party band. They have a reputation for enthusiastic performances and wide musical variety. To order tickets, or for further information please go online to www.handsacrossthevalley.com.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Bouchaine Vineyards
by Charles Neave
If you start making a list of hidden gems – those wineries that come as a surprise and a delight and remain in your memory for years to come, but in all reality are just minutes off the “road more travelled” (to paraphrase) – then put down Bouchaine Vineyards in the Carneros region of Napa County. Perhaps 15 minutes from the City of Napa and, at the most, five minutes from Route 121, the road that connects Napa and Sonoma counties, this amazing place of vineyards and gardens and sweeping views is nothing short of exceptional. The fact that I did not discover it until a few weeks ago makes me wonder, but the fact that I finally did, after living in the heart of Wine Country for coming on to two decades, makes it all worthwhile. At some wineries you never see the winemaking area itself, or you miss the plantings and the grapes. Not here. You park your car, walk past the winemaking crush pad on the right (the buildings in themselves are worth photographing since they are both purpose-driven and sensitive to the locale and environment) and all about you, on both sides, are beds of indigenous plants of more kinds than I could ever name. You will also see a sign that says that pets are welcome “by appointment.” Since between two and four winery pups inhabit the spacious property they are sensitive to the fact that not all canines get along with each other. Your own is welcome, just call first and they will take care of the pet logistics. The winery itself is the oldest continuously operating winery in the region. The original winery was built in 1899, and today is a champion of using sustainable vineyard practices to make distinctive wines. Their winemaking philosophy is both succinct and admirable. As winemaker Michael Richmond explains, it is all about using the cool and often (and almost always in the morning) foggy climate to craft Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the varietals that thrive here. “We want out wines to show lingering flavors and depth, a smooth texture, and just the right level of acidity to pair with many foods, from the simple to the sublime.” He adds, “The Pinot Noirs are redolent of cherries and berries, roses and coffee, smoke and spices.” The Chardonnay is all about fragrance, texture and finish, and about combining the best of Los Carneros and Napa to craft a wine that he describes as all about “yellow flowers, lemon cream and ginger.” The Chardonnay is all from estate fruit from their own vineyards. What it comes down to is the taste. In this case, you can have

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your samplings at the attractive tasting room inside, where on cooler days the wood-burning fireplace in the corner is always going, outside on the spacious deck facing the gardens and vineyards, or right below there, where you are amongst the gardens. Either way you look at it, you can’t go wrong. As guests, you will be offered a choice of Pinot Noir, the equally famous Chardonnay, a delightful and quite refreshing Pinot Gris as well as a Pinot Meunier, which I have always thought of as a lighter but equally flavorful Pinot Noir. Most often reserved for incorporation into sparkling wines, it is a rare delight in itself. If they have it on hand, do not miss the Rosé of Syrah from the Rockin’ H Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Be warned, however: it is addictive, in an indisputably good way. Not that those are not enough, but Bouchaine also produces a Riesling that the winemaker describes as a “pursuit of the ethereal,” as well a stand-alone Sonoma Syrah and a Pinot Blanc from Carneros. It is, by any measure, an exciting assortment of wines. If you plan to visit this area, a stop at Bouchaine is without a doubt a good move. It is relaxing, enjoyable and perhaps, best of all, surprising in every way. Bouchaine Vineyard’s tasting room is open daily from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Located at 1075 Buchli Station Road in Napa, their telephone number is 1-800-654-WINE, or look them up on the web at www.bouchaine.com. They are also on Facebook and Twitter. Small group tours of the vineyards and winery are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and reservations are required.

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Lodi Wines Take Flight at Treasure Island Winefest
Lodi Wine Country Vintners Bring a Taste of Lodi to the Bay Area
Bay Area wine enthusiasts won’t have to travel far to sample Lodi’s award-winning wines come this October. That’s because Lodi Wine Country is returning to the city for the third annual Lodi’s Treasure Island WineFest, which will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Pavilion by the Bay on Treasure Island, San Francisco. The event offers the unique opportunity to sample more than 200 Lodi appellation wines (from more than 45 participating wineries) while experiencing the best of San Francisco’s Fleet Week. Not only will guests have spectacular views of the Blue Angels flying overhead, they can also expect live entertainment and the finest epicurean delights. “Lodi Wine Country is hitting the road once again,” says Mark Chandler, Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission. “We want to impress our Bay Area neighbors with the quality and variety of our region’s wines.” Tickets are $55 in advance or $65 at the door and can be purchased by calling (209) 365-0621 or online at tiwinefest.com. Tickets to the event entitle guests to a commemorative wine glass as well as complimentary parking on Treasure Island. Attendees must be 21 or over. Children and pets are not permitted. Tickets are nonrefundable.

There’s Something for Everyone at the Lodi Grape Festival
From the carnival to corn dogs, from the grape murals to the music, there is something for everyone at the 74th Annual Lodi Grape Festival. Every night there is fantastic entertainment on the Budweiser Amphitheater Stage including blues legend Coco Montoya on Thursday, September 15, Michael Jackson tribute Foreverland on Friday, September 16, Houses of the Holy, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, and rising country western stars Stealing Angels on Saturday, September 17 and tributes to rock and roll greats Journey Unauthorized and Skynnyn Lynnyrd on Sunday, September 18. In addition to the music, there is tons of free entertainment for all ages including the KWIN “Dance Your Grapes Off” Contest on the Clark Pest Control Stage, Hypnotist Susan Rosen on the Foster Lumber Stage, Magician and Juggler Greg Frisbee, Skip Banks the Balloon Man, Speed Painter Tim Decker, presented by AMR, local bands, dance groups, grape murals, commodity murals, carnival, Swan Brothers Circus, Brads World Reptiles and so much more. The Lodi Grape Festival runs September 15-18, 2011 under the theme A Whole Bunch of Fun. For more information and a complete entertainment schedule please visit the website at www.grapefestival.com or call (209) 369-2771.

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SONOMA COUNTY– NORTHERN
VINTNERS INN forty-four spacious rooms and suites with balconies or patios; surrounded by vineyards. 1-800-421-2584 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa www.vintnersinn.com CALDERWOOD INN 25 W. Grant Street, Healdsburg innkeeper@calderwoodinn.com Toll-free: 800-600-5444 Phone: 707-431-1110

the perfect napa wine tasting experience. Valley or forest views from each room, lavish breakfast and afternoon wine tasting, large indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, in-room massage and facials available. 1-800-238-7465

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

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

SONOMA COUNTY– SOUTHERN
LEDSON HOTEL luxury hotel situated on historic Sonoma Plaza. Six individually decorated rooms with king-size bed, whirlpool baths, fireplace and balconies. Appointed with antique grandeur paired with modern amenities. (707) 996-9779 480 First Street East, Sonoma www.ledsonhotel.com

CANDLELIGHT INN Private baths; tV/phone and Ac; two-person marble jacuzzis and fireplaces; balconies or decks; three-course gourmet breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, wine and sherry in the evening; luxurious 30'x60'; swimming pool 1045 Easum Drive, Napa 1-800-624-0395 candlelightinn.com

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

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 316 Pittman Road Fairfield

(707) 864-3797 www.hiexpress.com

MONTEREY BAY/CENTRAL COAST
LONE OAK LODGE Within minutes to aquarium, wineries, Monterey harbor, shopping, taverns, restaurants, etc. 1-800-283-5663 www.loneoaklodge.com

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Our Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been widely recognized as the benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford since its inaugural vintage in 1936. Our understanding of terroir comes from more than 100 years of creating rich, classic Napa Valley wines. Our legacy honors the marriage between state-of-the-art technology and gentle, traditional winemaking methods, a combination that enhances the expression of our remarkable vineyards. facility helps me to achieve complex yet balanced wines that reflect the true character of our renowned vineyards,” said Director of Winemaking, Jeffrey Stambor. to come see what we’ve dusted off in our new Heritage Room,” said Graham Jones, Beaulieu Vineyard Hospitality Manager.

Historic Winery Tours now offered at BV
We welcome everyone to come see the new Heritage Room for themselves. After the Release Party Celebration, daily tours will start back up for all to come see the most historic part of our winery built in 1887. The new Historic Tour will include a Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Tasting in the Heritage Room and will be offered twice a day for $20 per guest. Advanced reservations recommended and can be reserved through our website at www.bvwines.com.

2008 Release Celebration
Our 2008 Georges de Latour release will be celebrated with a party in our new Heritage Room on September 17th, 2011. Guests will be greeted as they enter our historic Redwood Tank room where they will get to take in the wonderful beauty and aroma of our 75+ year old redwood wine tanks. Then they will arrive to see our brand new Heritage Room within the winery that features key artifacts and pictures from our rich 100+ years of Napa Valley wine making history. While tasting the new 2008 release of Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, guests will be the first to see the interesting array of historic pieces we have collected over the years; ranging from original wine making equipment to sales ledgers from the post- prohibition era showing that our Private Reserve once sold for $1.01 per bottle. “We found this great collection of amazing pieces of our history stored away in an old warehouse. As much as we embrace new technology and innovation, our history is also what sets us apart and will capture the interest of curious visitors. We are very excited to finally be able to invite the public

A New Vintage, A New Winery
This month we celebrate the exciting release of our 2008 vintage of Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. This marks the first vintage to be made 100 percent out of our new state-of-the-art winery dedicated solely to Georges de Latour Private Reserve. In 2008, under recommendation from legendary consultant Michel Rolland, Beaulieu Vineyard invested several million dollars into creating this winery within a winery to produce our flagship wine. After more than 60 years of sharing space, BV’s GDL Private Reserve has gone private with the recent completion of its own, new, 9,600-square-foot micro winery. “Having a brand new state-of-the-art winery is a dream come true for a winemaker. This

Georges de Latour Reserve Tasting Room
We invite you to taste the acclaimed wines that are such an important part of Napa Valley’s past and present. While you are here be sure to visit our Georges de Latour Reserve Tasting room and try our new 2008 release. Our Reserve Room is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features our entire Reserve Wine Collection including our Library Collection with wines dating back to 1970. Our gracious and knowledgeable staff will guide you through your experience at BV whether you are a first-time visitor or a wine connoisseur.

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Annual Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis Winery
Take part in one of Sonoma Valley's most beloved traditions. by Abigail Zimmerman
St. Francis Winery’s 11th Annual Blessing of the Animals will take place Sunday, October 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. More than 200 pet owners and their animals – including cats, dogs, birds, even a camel – are expected to gather at St. Francis Winery for this annual tradition. Bring your favorite furry friend to parade and receive blessings from Father Patrick Leslie from Star of the Valley Church. Or simply come for the world-class wines, delicious foods and wiggly fur-ball entertainment. Either way, the Blessing promises to be great fun. This event will honor the winery’s namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology, whose feast day is October 4. Funds raised from wine-by-the-glass sales and charity raffle will go to benefit the Humane Society of Sonoma County. This event is free and open to the public. After the Blessing, St. Francis staff will kick off the Winery Dog of the Year contest followed by this local’s favorite, the Pet Parade. The Winery Dog of the Year contest is limited to the first 50 pooches to arrive. So come early. Winemaker Tom Mackey and St. Francis Winery staff will judge these lovable pets. Costumes optional. The winner will be celebrated on the St. Francis Winery webpage and Facebook. Dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, chickens, horses, donkeys, rabbits, rats and even llamas are all welcome. In fact, Lyon Ranch, an animal rescue and animal assisted therapy organization in Santa Rosa, will bring two of its most exotic animals – a baby camel named Keesha and a rare South American Geoffrey's Cat named Galindo that resembles a small leopard. No pet is too big or too small, but all should be on their best, preening behavior as they cue up for Father Leslie’s blessing. Please remember a leash for your pets.

Fun and games will not just be limited to furry creatures. Adults will enjoy St. Francis’ award-winning wines and nosh on a delicious assortment of people-sized snacks, including hot dogs and all the fixin’s from Sonoma County’s own Chicago Style Hot Dogs. Pet treats will be served separately but with no less fanfare. With wine in hand, guests may also browse an array of pet-friendly vendors and services. The Sonoma Humane Society will also be bringing adoptable, loving dogs and cats in their Tailwaggin’. All festivities will take place on the winery’s lawn, overlooking lavender filled gardens and famed Wild Oak estate vineyards. If you haven’t visited this stunning, Mission style winery, you are missing out. This year’s Blessing of the Animals promises to be a great opportunity for wine lovers, locals and pet owners. St. Francis Winery is located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, where they have been producing bold, full-bodied wines since 1979. Carefully crafted from 100% hand-picked Sonoma County fruit, St. Francis wines epitomize the very essence of Sonoma terroir. The winery was christened in namesake for St. Francis of Assisi in recognition of the Saint’s role as protector of the natural world and in acknowledgement of the Franciscan Order’s role in bringing European grape cultivation to the New World. What better place to show off your favorite animals and enjoy world-class wine than at the 11th annual Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis Winery, located at 100 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 1-888-675-WINE. Follow St. Francis on Facebook and Twitter.

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J Vineyards & Winery Commemorates 25th Anniversary with Special Visitor Center Event, September 17
Russian River Valley wine producer, J Vineyards & Winery, kicks off its 25th Anniversary with a special public celebration and harvest party on Saturday, September 17. The festivities will be held at the winery’s Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature products from specialty food producers such as Hog Island Oyster Company, Tsar Nicoulai Caviar and the Savory Spice Shop in Santa Rosa. There will also be live music and tastings of past and present J wines. Founder Judy Jordan will be signing bottles and J’s new Winemaker, Melissa Stackhouse, will be giving fans a sneak peek of the 2010 vintage wines. “I’m looking forward to meeting everyone who attends,” says Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery. “This is a major milestone for J and a wonderful occasion to toast those who have helped in the success of J.” In 1991, J launched its first wine – a 1987 Vintage Brut – just as the Gulf War in Kuwait began. It was not exactly the perfect time to encourage Americans to celebrate, but every bottle was sold – 4,000 cases in 32 cities within six months. From day one, J was embraced as the “essence of style,” an allAmerican alternative to French Champagne. J Vintage Brut has been a welcome fixture on high-profile restaurant wine lists and top hotels around the world. Queen Elizabeth sipped J at the White House, Mikhail Gorbachev spoke of world peace with a glass of J in hand, and J sparkling wines were the official celebratory bubbles of the Academy Awards Governors Ball for four consecutive years. Admission is $40 per person for Club J members and $55 for nonmembers. Included is a commemorative glass and inspired culinary creations by J's Executive Chef Mark E. Caldwell. Tickets are now on sale at the Visitor Center. To purchase tickets by phone, call (707) 431-5430 or go online at www.jwine.com. J Vineyards & Winery Visitor Center and Bubble Room is located at 11447 Old Redwood Highway, south of Healdsburg. The winery focuses on Brut and Brut Rosé sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris Estate varietal wines, produced from grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County's Russian River Valley appellation. Founded in 1986, J Vineyards & Winery is an independentlyowned Sonoma County winery. To learn more, or to join the J Wine Club, go to www.jwine.com. Follow them on Facebook by friending J Vineyards & Winery.

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Winemaker Profile: Christopher Creek Winery

Todd Crowell
by Sue Straight, The Wine Wench
“Let the wine make itself” is what Todd Crowell, Winemaker for Christopher Creek Winery told me when I asked him what his personal winemaking philosophy was. This hands-off style of winemaking is really working for Todd and Christopher Creek – the medals (including several gold medals, a best of class and a sweepstakes!) and accolades have been pouring in since Todd started working at Christopher Creek back in 2008. Houston, Texas, is where Todd grew up. He graduated from Texas A & M with degrees in Horticulture and Chemistry. He worked for a couple of Texas wineries during college, then wine’s siren song lured him to Sonoma County, where he worked for Stonestreet Winery and White Oak Winery respectively, before finding a home at Christopher Creek Winery in 2008. Todd is the kind of guy that everyone likes – he has an easygoing, laid-back vibe, he’s quietly articulate and intelligent and he really loves what he does for a living. He tells me with a megawatt smile, “It’s a job, but it’s not work.” For fun, Todd gardens, rides his mountain bike, cooks, bakes and takes advantage of all of the great live music happening in Sonoma County – he loves going out to see local bands play. Todd is also a devoted single dad – he loves spending time with his 3½-year-old-son. When you come to Christopher Creek Winery to taste some of Todd’s fantastic wines, chances are you’ll see him working around the cellar and hear strains of reggae, Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead and other eclectic music in the wine-scented air. Todd also loves answering visitor’s questions and welcomes them to watch him working his craft on the crush pad during harvest time. Let’s talk about the wines – I tasted a handful of wines during my visit with Todd and I loved them all, but only have room to write about a couple of them here. The following wines were my favorites: 2009 Viognoer, Catie’s Corner $28: Absolutely gorgeous! This wine is so aromatic that I wanted to splash some behind my ears! Aromas of ripe peach, nectarine, apple, honeysuckle and lemon blossom leap out of the glass and lure the taster into a luscious mouthful of consistent flavors (Double Gold San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition). 2008 Reserve Petite Sirah $32: I can see why this wine won sweepstakes at the Riverside International Wine Competition – it is fantastic! Aromas and flavors of blueberry, blackberry and peppery spice abound, all wrapped up in a richly textured mouthfeel. If you are visiting Sonoma County, stop by Christopher Creek Winery, taste their wonderful wines and say hi to Todd. You’ll be glad you did! Christopher Creek Winery is located at 641 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (707) 433-2001 or visit their website at www.christophercreek.com.

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Perfect Pairs
Enrico’s Cioppino Paired with VJB 2008 Estate Syrah
Cioppino is a hearty classic seafood stew that my husband simply loves. It has loads of fresh seafood and while it does take some time to prepare, it’s one of those lovely Sunday afternoon meals that sits and simmers on the stove while filling the house with delightful aromas that you can’t wait to taste. This recipe is from Henry Belmonte, owner of VJB Vineyards & Cellars and son to Vittorio and Maria. While Vittorio and Henry oversee all aspects of the winery and winemaking, Maria has taken her passion for food to the next level. She is the Executive Chef at the winery creating amazing dishes for lunches, dinners and special events as well as written a cookbook. She has also created a line of sauces, pestos and tapenades which are sold in their tasting room and online. Henry has followed in her footsteps and is a phenomenal cook! He says, “Italian families, like mine, traditionally feast on seafood on Christmas Eve. This is one of my all-time favorite recipes and if I am hosting Christmas Eve dinner, this seafood stew is always on the menu. This dish allows for so many variations that it is really simple to do.” The VJB 2008 Estate Syrah brings flavors of plum, blackberry, coffee and cocoa with a lingering finish of spice notes and licorice. The firm fruit tannins and acidity round out the tomato base of the cioppino making for a beautiful pairing. If you haven’t visited VJB Vineyards & Cellars yet, then you are in for a treat. They are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for general tastings and when you arrive, you will experience the charm of an Italian family winery. If you would like a more intimate setting, you can book a reserve seated tasting for $15. This tasting includes samples of their limited production wines and small plates of Italian bites made by Maria. They also offer a Private Estate Tasting for $25 that includes a tasting of six to eight different traditional Italian and California varietals with a wine educator. Be sure to call in advance (707) 833-2300 to book your next tasting or stop by to sample some of Maria’s delicious sauces.

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ENRICO’S CIOPPINO

Serves 8-10

For the stock • ½ cup of olive oil • 1 ¼ pounds yellow onion, diced • 3 cloves garlic, chopped coarsely • ½ teaspoon black pepper • 1 table spoon of salt • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, (or 2 teaspoons dried) • 2/3 cup dried parsley flakes or 1 ½ cup of fresh flat leaf parsley • 1 cup of red wine, more if you’re Italian! • 1 cup if white wine, a little more if you’re Italian! • 2-3 pounds peeled tomatoes or 28 ounces canned whole Italian tomatoes chopped • 2-3 additional pounds of peeled tomatoes or an additional 28 ounces can Italian tomatoes, pureed. • 2 teaspoons of Tabasco Sauce For the seafood • 2 garlic cloves, minced and divided • 1 cup of white wine • 2 pounds meaty fish fillets (such as halibut, salmon, swordfish) all bones removed • 10 large prawns, peeled • 20 large scallops • 30 live clams, washed with shells closed • 16 tablespoons (1/2 lb of butter) or olive oil to flavor • Salt and pepper to taste • Fresh grated parmesan cheese Heat large, gallon stockpot over medium heat and add all the stock ingredients except the wine, tomatoes and Tabasco sauce, stirring often, until the onions and garlic are soft, about 15 minutes. Add the wine and simmer for 15 more minutes. Add the chopped and pureed tomatoes and simmer for 30 minutes. While the stock is simmering, prepare the seafood. In a large sauté pan, cook 1 clove of minced garlic in ½ cup of the white wine over high heat until garlic is soft, about 2 minutes. Add the fish filets and cook until flesh stars to blanch, about 2 minutes. Flip the fillets and add 8 tablespoons of butter to the pan. Reduce the heat to low and cook fish until medium rare, about 5 minutes. Remove fillets and add them to the stock where they will finish cooking and break into hearty chunks. In the same sauté pan, add the remaining garlic and ½ cup wine and cook over high heat until garlic is tender about 1 minute. Add the prawns, scallops and clams and cook until the scallops begin to turn pale white. Flip the prawns and scallops, add the remaining butter, reduce to low heat and simmer until the flesh is medium rare, 2-3 minutes. Remove the prawns and scallops from the pan and add them to the stock. When the clams have opened, in a few more minutes, add them to the stock along with all their juices. Gently stir all the ingredients together, season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately in large soup bowls. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and serve with a crusty loaf of bread to soak up all those great juices.

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Sonoma County’s Wine Road Launches Smart Phone App
Wine Road’s new website and smart phone apps are the perfect accouterment for thirsty travelers exploring the region. Encompassing the Russian River, Alexander and Dry Creek valleys in Northern Sonoma County, the websites new interactive map highlights 190 vintners and over 50 lodgings throughout the area. The site’s new concierge service offers up-to-date information on everything from restaurants and accommodations to special activities and events, helping visitors create a custom itinerary that suits their interest and budget. And for those who can’t make it to Sonoma, the website allows them to locate Wine Road member wineries that are hosting events and pouring wines in their city. With nearly 200 wineries in the Wine Road association, planning which ones to take in, where to stay, what to sip and where to eat can be tricky. While there are no wrong choices in Sonoma, there’s still pressure to have the ultimate wine country experience. The new website and apps utilize powerful and accurate sorting and filtering functions to personalize each visitor’s experience and recommend wineries by location, varietals, events and many other criteria. Everything is covered by Sonoma County’s Wine Road, from French-style chateaux like Jordan Vineyard and Winery and Italian-style villas with bocce ball courts like Pedroncelli Winery, to architecturally modern producers such as Twomey Cellars, and even garagiste micro-wineries, like Frick Winery, off the beaten path. A concierge service on the site goes beyond wine tasting allowing visitors to find vintners and restaurants offering food and wine pairings, or select picnic destinations and places to stock up on provisions, like the famous Jimtown Store. The service also covers recreational activities, galleries and museums, tours, transportation services, shopping and even information for wedding planners. What has long been celebrated as the best print map for exploring the region (paper copies are still available) may now become obsolete with the new interactive features of the online Wine Road map. Using GPS, the map effectively pinpoints a traveler’s exact location and highlights wineries, lodging and sites nearby. Since cell phone reception in the more rural parts of wine country is not guaranteed, developers smartly created the apps to store reference information that is available offline. Now there is no reason to get lost in the vineyards! The Wine Road is a travel resource for those looking to visit the region, which is famous for its renowned wine producers and cuisine, scenic beauty and wine country lifestyle. The association hosts three celebrated wine events throughout the year, “Winter Wineland” in January; “Barrel Tasting” in March; and “A Food and Wine Affair” in November. Members include 190 vintners and 56 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River valleys. To plan your next trip, visit www.wineroad.com. For additional information, or to request a free map, contact Beth Costa at 1-800-723-6336 or via e-mail at info@wineroad.com, or visit the Wine Road on Twitter and Facebook.

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Kosta Browne and Trecini Cellars
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Francis Ford Coppola Winery
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A Little Rock ’n’ Roll at Meadowcroft’s Songwriters in Sonoma
The September edition of Meadowcroft Wines’ Songwriters in Sonoma takes a step toward the rock ’n’ roll side. To paraphrase the great Donnie & Marie, we’ve been a little bit country (and a little bit folk, reggae, Cajun & blues) and now we’re going to be a little bit rock ’n’ roll with Petaluma’s Ashley Allred and Coalmine Spindle and Darwin Meiners both of who hail from Santa Rosa, for the show set for Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and include a glass of wine. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the Meadowcroft tasting room at (707) 934-4090. This is a 21 and over show. Meadowcroft Wines is located within the Cornerstone Sonoma community at 23574 Arnold Drive/Hwy 121. Ashley Allred is a singer-songwriter who usually goes by the pseudonym “Odd Bird.” She writes music that is soft, pure and unequivocally sincere using her autoharp and guitar to duet her voice. Her music has the apparent warmth and coziness of a late night with red wine, but also an ethereal, innocent whimsy of a day spent out in the garden, which compliments the simple wonder contained in the lyrics Allred pens. Coalmine Spindle is a San Francisco native who started his professional musical career with SF indie band Restro Bay Waters and then soon after, the alt-country start up Sterno Sound, but quickly found a home in Sonoma County where he started The Spindles. They eventually became the seven-piece behemoth that was a fan favorite for their complex melodies and driving progressions, and earned a place in the hearts of the Santa Rosa music scene.” After moving to Sonoma County as a child, Darwin Meiners has been in several bands, collaborated with many musicians and produced/recorded/mixed albums of his own and for others. His latest project finds him teaming with producer David J (Bauhaus and Love & Rockets) and Kevin Dippold (Smashing Pumpkins producer/engineer) to produce his first proper solo album. The disc will contain a set of Darwin’s most personal songs. Titled “So Few Comets,” the disc will be available in early 2012. “Each month we seem to move our Songwriters in Sonoma in a new direction, and this month is no exception,” says Tom Meadowcroft, winemaker and owner of Meadowcroft Wines. “These young performers bring another new dimension to our continuing songwriting series.” Cheese plates with charcuterie will be available during the show along with glasses and bottles of wine. Songwriters in Sonoma is sponsored by MusicNomad.com; a website created by musicians for musicians to assist all musicians at every level of the recording and performance arena. The monthly show is booked, hosted and sponsored by Gerard Serafini, owner of Sonoma Valley Music store (www.sonomavalleymusic.com). Meadowcroft Wines includes the Meadowcroft and Thomas Henry labels. New releases being poured at the tasting room include the 2010 Thomas Henry Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc and the 2010 Thomas Henry Napa County Pinot Noir as well as the 2008 Meadowcroft Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2007 Meadowcroft Sonoma County Syrah. The tasting room is located within the Cornerstone Sonoma complex that features 24 worldclass gardens, a gourmet café, art galleries and cutting edge design

shops all set among acres of vineyards. Meadowcroft Wines is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The venue is available for private parties, private tastings, dinners and events. With plenty of free parking at Cornerstone Sonoma, the area is a perfect setting for any type of event, both indoors or outdoors. For information or to make reservations, call (707) 934-4090.

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SEPTEMBER 17 Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts “ritmojito” – superbly crafted songs with deep latin jazz grooves– you’ll be up on your feet from the start. 4-7pm, 2522 Mankas corner road, Suisun Valley. enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment under the stars. food & wine extra but can be served right at your table. $19.50, www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine SEPTEMBER 18 Support Local Nonprofits: CASA live music by Blind to reason, wine tasting & food! Winterhawk Winery, fairfield, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977 SEPTEMBER 24 California Candy Festival Jelly Belly Visitors center & factory, fairfield, 11am-6pm, $15 www.californiacandyfestival.com OCTOBER 8 Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts “2nd Planet” – a diverse music experience specializing in the styles of contemporary jazz, rock, r&b and funk. Blue Victorian Winery – 5071 Suisun Valley road, fairfield www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine

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Tour the Wine Country with Napa Valley Bike Tours
by Alexandra Charsley
Whenever my parents visit, they always want to go biking and Napa Valley is an ideal setting that offers a charming backdrop to the ever abundant grapevines. As my Dad says, “You always see more when you bike!” He’s right, so why not let the experienced staff at Napa Valley Bike Tours arrange a scenic bike tour with lunch amongst the vines? They offer single-day, guided winery tours, self-guided winery tours and bike rentals as well as custom Napa Valley vacation packages. They also specialize in creating custom wine tours for corporate or private groups for up to 200 guests. Yountville is truly the most ideal place to start your bike ride in Napa Valley. Napa Valley Bike Tours is conveniently located in downtown Yountville at 6795 Washington Street. From their location, there are more than 60 world-class wineries located along their most frequently recommended routes with 40 of them being within five miles of their shop. If you are not familiar with the downtown Yountville area, Washington Street is also home to many Michelin-star and Bib Gourmand-rated restaurants which would make for a lovely finish to an already exciting day! Napa Valley Bike Tours offer so many different guided tours including a half-day session. For a small fee, you can also upgrade to an electric bike if you don’t feel like breaking a sweat! After being fitted for bikes and helmets, your tour guide will point out bike rules and safety. You’ll pedal at a relaxed pace along country roads, stopping at wine tasting rooms along the way. With their focus on boutique and

family-owned properties, you will have plenty of opportunities to learn about each property’s history and winemaking philosophy. Any wine purchases made throughout the day will be picked up by their van and waiting for you back at their shop. After visiting two or three wineries, a gourmet picnic style lunch in the vineyards will be served. After lunch, the tour resumes and you will visit a couple more wineries before heading back to their shop. If you arrive back and aren’t ready to turn in the bikes, they will provide you with a self-guided tour map where you can continue riding until 5 p.m. At that time, you can call it a day or book another tour as the routes change daily. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, the self-guided tours are for you. Once again, after being fitted in gear, their knowledgeable staff can help you plan your own route. Just tell them what your preferences are and they will make sure that you have a great tour in the vineyards. You can still pedal at your own pace, stopping at the wineries you have selected. They will also make sure that a catered box lunch is delivered to your choice winery for a private picnic and pick up your wine purchases for you. Now that’s a perfect way to bike in wine country! For those that want to rent bikes and helmets for a few hours, it’s a great option. But once you start cycling, you will understand why more people opt for the tours. You don’t need to drink wine to appreciate the views and surroundings that you are sure to delight in so whether you’re a newcomer or visit often, you are guaranteed to see something new. Napa Valley Bike Tours is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (707) 251-8687 or email at info@napavalleybiketours.com.

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Grgich Hills Offers Monthly Events for Wine Lovers
Grgich Hills Estate has put together an eclectic mix of wine events each month from the rest of 2011. These special events are in addition to its schedule of behind-the-scenes tours and tastings held daily at 11am and 2pm (reservations required) plus other library tastings and food and wine pairings that are by appointment only. • September 10 – Grgich Hill Fumé Blanc Preview and Oysters Join Grgich Hills as we toast the beginning of harvest with a glass of their 2010 Fumé Blanc and Hog Island Oysters – from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Price per person starts at $12. • October 1 – Grgich Hills Estate Stomp Party Join Vintner Hall of Fame inductee Mike Grgich as they celebrate the start of their 35th harvest by stomping grapes, followed by a buffet dinner. Dress is casual; just come ready to crush some grapes with your feet! Starts at 6 p.m.; $75 Grgich Hills club members, $90 non-

members guests. $500 for a table of eight. • November 12th – Grgich Hills Chocolate Festival Experience how local chocolates and Grgich Hills wines always make the perfect pairings. All of the chocolate pairings have been approved by resident “chocoholics” Mike Grgich and his daughter, Violet Grgich! Chocolate Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is only $25 per person. • December 3rd – Wine Club Pick Up Local wine club members are invited to pick up their December wine club order and enjoy sample bites of the pairing recipes included in their shipment. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping as well! Pick up party is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Complementary for Miljenko’s Cellar Club Members. For reservations or more information for any of these events, call Hospitality at (707) 963-2784 or email hospitality@grgich.com. Located at 1829 St. Helena Highway (Hwy. 29) in Rutherford, Grgich Hills Estate was founded in 1977 by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Austin Hills after Mike’s Chardonnay outscored the best of France in the now-famous 1976 Paris Tasting. Today, the winery owns 366 acres of estate vineyards that are certified organic and biodynamic in Napa Valley. Family owned and operated, Grgich Hills practices the art of winemaking by crafting food-friendly wines known for their quality, consistency and longevity. Mike is assisted by his daughter, Violet Grgich, Vice President of Operations, and his nephew, Ivo Jeramaz, Vice President of Vineyards and Production. For more information, visit www.grgich.com.

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Baldacci Family Vineyards
Vineyards, Winemaking and Guest Experience – A Winning Combination
By Michelle J. Baker
This is what I imagine Stags Leap District to be like about 30 years ago. An unpretentious, slightly askew winery sign along the road. A dirt and gravel driveway leading through the vineyard. A cozy tasting room just a bit larger than a breadbox. And a few people genuinely happy you found them and quite proud to show you their wares. Welcome to Baldacci Family Vineyards, started in 1997 when Tom and Brenda Baldacci purchased this sweet 17-acre parcel with ample hills and vales to provide the ideal setting to grow great Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2000, the Baldaccis added a 7,000-square-foot wine production cave in the hillside behind the tasting room. The estate vineyard now produces classic Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon – silky-textured with ripe black fruit flavors and refined tannins, ready to enjoy now or ageworthy up to 10 years. The highly acclaimed wines at Baldacci are the handiwork of renowned winemaker Rolando Herrera, who got his start down the trail at Stag’s Leap Cellars. Herrera went on to make wine at Chateau Potelle, Vine Cliff and Paul Hobbs before returning to the Stags Leap District to work with the Baldaccis. Herrera also makes his own wine under his own label, Mi Sueño, and has a vineyard management company that manages the Baldacci’s 20-acre Carneros vineyard (planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Gewurztraminer and Merlot). Baldacci produces three Stags Leap District Cabernets in all. Their flagship wine is the Brenda’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, which is tough to get your hands on at just 180 cases produced annually. Brenda’s Vineyard represents “the best of the best” – the best seven barrels from the best vineyard block on the estate. The Black Label Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the Baldacci’s “ambassador” wine, representing the best fruit from different blocks of the estate vineyard. Not to be missed, there’s the IV Sons Cabernet Sauvignon, a supple and full-bodied Stags Leap District Cabernet that’s ready to be enjoyed now. The Baldacci’s Carneros vineyard came on line in 2008, and now the tasting room offers a few wines from the Carneros estate: including the 2009 Elizabeth Pinot Noir (named after Tom’s mother), the 2010 Frederich Gewürztraminer (named after Tom’s grandfather), the 2009 Sorelle Chardonnay (named after Tom’s sisters), the 2008 Allwin Syrah (named for Tom’s grandmother) and the 2008 IV Sons Fraternity Red Blend which uses the Merlot and the Syrah from the Cuttings Wharf property and blends that with the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Estate in the Stags Leap District. The IV Sons wine is named after the Baldacci’s four boys – it really is all in the family! Baldacci’s winery permit requires that visitors have a prior appointment. It’s easy to get an appointment, often on the same day, by calling (707) 944-9261. The staff will be genuinely happy to see you, and quite proud to show you their wares. Baldacci Family Vineyards is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by prior appointment and is located at 6236 Silverado Trail in Napa. For more information, visit www.baldaccivineyards.com or call (707) 944-9261.

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Gourmet Walks has launched the first wine country culinary walking tours in historic downtown Napa twice weekly. The threehour tours begin at Oxbow Market and end at the Napa Mill. “We started our award-winning gourmet walking tours in San Francisco and are excited to begin regular gourmet tours in Napa this month,” said Andrea Nadel Gourmet Walks Founder, “Napa offers so much more than wine, and all of us at Gourmet Walks have such a great time introducing locals and visitors to an inside peek at the purveyors that produce the exceptional flavors that define wine country for foodies.” The tours, which follow a flat, approachable and easily-paced onemile route, include Napa history and art as well as tastes of some of the hottest wine country cuisine ranging from salumi to wine-infused chocolates to limited-production wines to artisan coffees. Gourmet Walks Napa tours are $68 per person. Gift certificates, as well as customized, private group and special event (such as birthday celebration, girlfriend get-away, showers and alumni) tours are also available. The Napa Gourmet Walks tours are scheduled on Fridays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Gourmet Walks Napa tours are in high-demand and frequently sell out. Therefore, reservations are recommended. For more information or to purchase tickets call either (415) 312-1119 or (855) 503-0697 or visit www.gourmetwalks.com
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Throw a World-Class Cabernet Party with the Ultimate Wine-Lovers Collection
The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association (SLDWA) celebrates the 15th annual release of its limited-edition Appellation Collection this October 2011. The Appellation Collection is the only offering in the U.S. comprised entirely of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from a single appellation. Each of the Association’s 18 distinguished member wineries is represented by one bottle from a single vintage, with this year’s Collection featuring Cabernet from 2007. The vintage is being touted as the very best in years, making it a perfect wine cellar addition, holiday gift, or a brilliant way to spark a lively holiday party. This unique Collection of eighteen Cabernets, limited to 200 cases, will be available from October 15th through December 15th, 2011. The 2007 Appellation Collection includes one Cabernet Sauvignon from each of the following Stags Leap District Winegrowers' member wineries: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Hartwell Vineyards, Ilsley Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Malk Family Vineyards, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Regusci Winery, Robinson Family Vineyards, Shafer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Stags' Leap Winery, Steltzner Vineyards, Taylor Family Vineyards and Terlato Family Vineyards. Appellation Collection is $1,450.00 per case. 7.75% tax applies to California sales and various states by law. The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association is the exclusive retailer of the Appellation Collection, the only collection of Cabernet Sauvignon released by an American Viticultural Association or appellation. Consumers interested in purchasing the collection may order online as of October 15 at www.stagsleapdistrict.com or for additional information, contact the Association’s Executive Director Nancy Bialek at (707) 255-1720.
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Sterling Vineyards Presents Sterling Silver Screen Series
Summer Movie Series Benefits Napa Valley Family Centers
Sterling Vineyards, the landmark Calistoga winery, winds up its ninth annual Sterling Silver Screen Series®. Once again, through the generosity of NBC Universal®, the 2011 summer season of movies in the vineyards features classic and “neo-classic” films in a range of genres from the Universal archives. All proceeds from the summer screenings will benefit two local non profits; the Calistoga Family Center and the St. Helena Family Centers. To date, the Sterling Silver Screen program has raised more than $120,000 for local charities. The next Sterling Silver Screening features Seabiscuit, on Saturday, September 10. This is the true story of the Depression-era racehorse that, despite his small stature and a slight limp, became an unlikely track champion and symbol of hope for a generation of Americans. Seabiscuit united his owner, trainer, jockey and an entire nation and proved that heart and tenacity can triumph against all odds. The season concludes on Saturday, October 1 with Saboteur, a 1942 Hitchcock thriller. When sabotage destroys part of an aircraft factory, plant worker Barry Kane is accused of the crime. In an attempt to clear his name, he sets out to track down the man he believes to be the actual saboteur. The two men confront each other in a memorable showdown atop the Statue of Liberty. A precursor to North by Northwest and The Fugitive, the Saboteur screenplay was written by the legendary Dorothy Parker. “The Sterling Silver Screen Series is very popular with Valley resi-

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Calistoga’s Brannan Cottage Inn – Relaxing, Casual, Comfortable
Brannan Cottage Inn is a charming Victorian Wine Country Bed and Breakfast, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1860 by Samuel Brannan, Calistoga’s founder and one of California’s early entrepreneurs. Of the original 25 cottages at his original Calistoga Hot Springs Resort, only three remain and the Inn has the only cottage remaining at its original location according to the town layout developed by Brannan. This Napa Valley B&B is located in the small, walkable, comfortable town of Calistoga, about 25 miles north of Napa at the top of the wine country. Guests at the Inn have easy access to all Napa Valley wineries, the three wine regions in Sonoma County (Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley) to the west and northwest, and the burgeoning Lake County region to the north. Distinguished by its intricate gingerbread, gable-board and scalloped ridge cresting, the inn features a broad wrap-around porch and a private, shaded patio and garden on the north side of the main building. On the south, sunny side we have a large lawn area (with comfortable adirondack chairs) and rose and flower gardens. There is a total of six rooms: three standard one- bedroom units, one deluxe one-bedroom unit, and two mini-suites with sitting rooms (each of which can sleep up to four guests). All rooms have queen-size beds and private baths and entrance/exits. Five of the six also have ceiling fans and fireplaces. A full breakfast is offered each morning. On Fridays, local wineries pour their finest wines on the patio or in the parlor; along with hot and cold appetizers - check out the latest winery schedule on the website’s Specials and Packages page. Brannan Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast is located at 109 Wapoo Avenue, Calistoga – approximately five minutes walking distance to Calistoga’s popular restaurants, spas, shops and sports facilities. For reservations or more information, call (707) 9424200, email BrannanCottageInn@sbcglobal.net or visit the Inn‘s website at www.brannancottageinn.com.

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Sonoma County Cultivates New Events and Programs for Three-Day Harvest Fair
In its 37 years of showcasing the abundance of harvest and Sonoma County’s passion for world-class wines and the people who make them, the Harvest Fair has entertained, educated, and just plain delighted hundreds of thousands of people from Northern California, and around the globe. And for 2011, the fair’s board has retooled key elements to enliven the festivities and give people even more reason to gather with friends at this premier event. Sonoma County Vintners. “The new Wine Awards celebration creates an opportunity to honor our winemakers and growers, and salute their hard work and contributions to our community.”

Unsurpassed Quality
The Harvest Fair is the largest regional wine competition in the United States, and celebrates Sonoma County’s heritage as a worldrenowned agricultural and wine-producing region. According to Comfort, “It’s the only event in California with a professional competition solely for the region’s wines, judged by an international panel of experts.” The three-day schedule is bursting with exciting activities for all ages. Along with the events mentioned above, there will be farm and harvest “Ag-tivities” for children and adults, wine seminars, chef demonstrations, microbrew tasting (Saturday only), continuous live jazz, an art show and sale, a kiddie carnival area, exhibitors’ hall, puppet show, farm animals, a bee-keeping display, apple tasting, and much more. In addition, attendees receive special case discounts at the Harvest Fair Marketplace on any of the gold medal-winning wines. People can also bring home a variety of locally made food products available at the newly expanded Marketplace. For information on how to purchase tickets for the Harvest Fair, visit www.harvestfair.org, or call (707) 545-4203.

An Evening of Sonoma County’s Most Inspired Food and Wine
Among the major innovations is a new “Grand Tasting” event on Friday, September 30. Attendees will be first to partake in the medalwinning wines and cuisine. They’ll also get to mingle with key winery and restaurant representatives (often owners, winemakers, chefs, and other top positions), and hear insiders’ stories about ingredients, philosophies and inspiration. “Over the years, the board of directors of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair has been listening to how Sonoma County wants to celebrate the abundance of our harvest, and the changes we’ve instituted reflect the wonderful input we’ve received,” said Marie Gewirtz, president of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Board. The Grand Tasting is 5:30 to 8 p.m. on opening day of the threeday Harvest Fair. Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door (or $50 each when purchased in blocks of 10 or more), and include unlimited tastings of the award-winning wines and cuisine, as well as entrance to the Harvest Fair that day. September 30 through October 2, the Sonoma County Harvest Fair gives locals and visitors alike an opportunity to immerse themselves in Sonoma County’s rich agricultural roots and traditions. Traditional Harvest Fair favorites include the professionally judged wine competition, abundant tastings of beloved varietals, a competition among gifted local food producers and purveyors, the wildly popular World Championship Grape Stomp and many other family-friendly, farmoriented activities and exhibits. “The Harvest Fair celebrates the diversity and unparalleled quality of the wines, food, and cuisine that define Sonoma County. This new Grand Tasting is a chance to sample – all in one place – the very best of what the county has to offer at a newly designed event that will serve as the kickoff to this year’s fair,” said Gewirtz.

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Honoring Those Who Turn Rich Soils to Heavenly Wines
Also new to the 2011 Harvest Fair will be the Sonoma County Wine Awards, a wine industry event celebrating the area’s best of the best. Unfolding September 24, it will culminate three days of judging of more than 1,000 wines by 25 judges from throughout the United States and Asia. Industry representatives will announce the sweepstakes winners. “This really is an evening for recognizing Sonoma County’s worldclass wines and the people who make them,” said Honore Comfort, also a member of the Harvest Fair Board and executive director of the

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THROUGH OCTOBER 20 – (third thursday) – "GIRLS NIGHT OUT" - 5-8pm Downtown healdsburg, look for the hot pink balloons! 707-433-6935, www.healdsburg.com THROUGH OCTOBER 31 – Equine Adventure – one unforgettable trip including a 2 night stay at hotel les Mars and chalk hill estate equestrian tour. Starting at $1425, 707-433-4211, www.hotellesmars.com THROUGH DECEMBER 10 (Second Saturday of each month) – Healdsburg Art Walk – 5-8pm Downtown healdsburg, Map available at participating galleries and tasting rooms. www.healdsburg.com SEPTEMBER 9 – Yappy Hour at Lambert Bridge Winery – 4:30-6:30pm, $35pp; Bring your favorite four-legged friend for an evening of casual fun! rSVP - raelynn@lambertbridge.com or 707-431-4670 SEPTEMBER 10 – Wine Country Big Q – 1-5pm, Sonoma Academy –“Authentic” bbq’d meats, world class wines, award-winning brews, country and blues music, 707-523-3728, winecountrybigq.com SEPTEMBER 10 – Healdsburg Soroptimists Beer in the Plaza – 3-7pm, $20, 707-480-8864in SEPTEMBER 10-11 – (Saturday & Sunday ) – Wine & Food Pairing at Lambert Bridge Winery – 11am, 1 & 3pm, $40pp, reservations required: Kelly@lambertbridge.com or 707-431-4665 SEPTEMBER 16 – 10th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament – healdsburg golf club at tayman Park, $100, www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us/index.aspx?page=535 for all tournament forms. SEPTEMBER 17 – The Marriage of Food and Wine with Chef John Ash – 3-6pm, $100pp river Myst haven – interactive wine tasting and evaluation experience, 707-431-8146, www.rivermysthaven.com

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Santa Rosa International Film Festival
Immerse Yourself in Films that Matter, Inspiring Connections, Epicurean Adventures and Cultural Diversity
The 25th Wine Country Film Festival – Wine Country’s original film festival – is now presenting the Santa Rosa International Film Festival (SRIFF), September 14-20. This week-long celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange will feature more than 100 films from around the world at Summerfield and 3rd Street Cinemas and The Roxy 14 in Santa Rosa. The festival Hospitality Lounge located at #1 Santa Rosa Avenue in downtown Santa Rosa will host a Launch Party September 9th (5-8 p.m.), intimate receptions, Master Classes, an Art Exhibit, sponsors’ booths and Happy Hours. Additional films will be screened at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood, Sonoma Valley both outdoors under the stars and in the cave’s Grand Room. At the movie nights at Deerfield Ranch Winery delicious food from local food trucks and restaurants and DRW wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Please, no outside food or drinks. Low back chairs are welcome. Most nights at DRW there will be special events and live musical performances. Three Santa Rosa host hotels – The Hilton, Courtyard Marriott and the Flamingo Resort are offering special rates packages. Contact each hotel for specifics. SRIFF offers six levels of passes, some of which include entry to culinary events, special screenings, master classes and VIP receptions with filmmakers and celebrities. The Local Pass (for Kenwood, Oakmont, Glen Ellen, Sonoma and Santa Rosa residents) and Festival Pass Plus (reserved seat – slide past the velvet rope!) are the event’s most popular passes. Festival goers can also purchase

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Dennis & Diane Mitchell’s (tasting room

. managers) only grandkids Marley & Mocha

Tasting Room of the Week:

Eric Ross Winery
by Ronda Giangreco
When you combine the creative talent of a professional photographer with the passion of a winemaker, what you achieve is an especially aesthetic approach to wine. Eric Luse of Eric Ross Winery served as one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s lead photographers and brings his eye for symmetry to the art of winemaking. His visually dazzling vineyard photographs capture the essence of the wine country in a straight-forward, clear manner, free of unnecessary manipulation of the subject matter. He applies the same principles to his inspired winemaking. As Luse points out, “You must respect the individual varietals. A beautiful Russian River Pinot needs to taste like Pinot with its subtle unique nuances, not like a Syrah.” Eric Ross knows that when allowed to express their true nature, the grapes will create the art, with photographer and winemaker, alike, acting as a simple conduit to greatness. Eric Luse also knows the importance of the land. His winery produces an array of magnificent wines from grapes grown in prime appellations throughout Northern California. With Pinot and Marsanne-Roussane from Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, Old Vine Zin and Port from Dry Creek, Syrah also a social experience. While the husband and wife team of Dennis and Diane Mitchell share Eric’s vision for exceptional wines, they also know how to make the consumption of them downright fun. For over eight years, the pair has run the tasting room with humor, warmth and gracious hospitality. As veterans of the bed and breakfast industry, these two know how to treat guests. They both genuinely love the wine industry and revel in the opportunity to share their knowledge with visitors. As Eric Luse states, “They put a wonderful face on Eric Ross Winery. I just make the wines, but they are able to articulate what I do in a way that’s approachable and understandable.” For visitors who find this gem of the wine country, an unforgettable tasting experience awaits. The wines are exceptional, the setting casual and the reception is always welcoming. You might even get a chance to meet a couple of celebrities. Dennis and Diane’s “granddogs”, two Russian Ridgebacks named Marly and Mocha, are often available for earscratching. These two enthusiastic greeters are about to be featured in the upcoming book, Winery Dogs. Eric Ross Winery, located at 14300 Arnold Drive in Glen Ellen, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

from Mendocino, Albarino and Tempranillo from Lodi, his wines truly represent the best that the vines offer. Luse took his instruction from a rather unusual source. As he relates, “My ninety year old Italian neighbor once told me after properly following his instructions for growing, ‘Now you gonna have tomatoes!’ Respecting agricultural guidelines that generations of farmers have perfected is the cornerstone of his philosophy as a winemaker. A visit to the winery’s tasting room in Glen Ellen enables visitors to enjoy both the stunning photography and magnificent wines of this renaissance artisan. Oversized prints of vineyard scenes dominate the tasting room and showcase the spectacular beauty of the wine country. But wine is not just an artist endeavor; it is

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Announcing the 2011 Sonoma Valley CRUSH: Sept. 14-18
Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces the 2011 Sonoma Valley Crush event happening September 14-18. Sixteen wineries throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will be participating in this “Hands-On” Harvest Experience. Guests will not only get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens during harvest, but they’ll have the opportunity to get involved, hands-on. For five days, wineries will be offering a variety of Harvest Events including Grape Sampling in the vineyards, Crush Pad tours, Harvest Winemaker Lunches and Dinners, and even a Harvest Photography Session with a winemaker! Winery Harvest Events are priced separately and require booking directly with the wineries. A list of Harvest Events is listed below. The five-day festival will culminate wth a Weekend Harvest Tasting at 16 wineries throughtout the valley on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Weekend Harvest Pass is $35 per person and will give guests access to weekend harvest activities and wine tastings at participating wineries tasting rooms. “We invite anyone who has ever romanticized about getting involved with harvest, hands-on to come out to the 2011 Sonoma Valley Crush event. It’s going to be unforgettable,” said Josie Gay, Executive Director. Tickets are on sale and they are limited. The “Weekend Harvest Tasting Pass” is $35 per person which includes a souvenir wine glass and access to event wine tastings and harvest activities. The “Winery Harvest Events” must be booked directly with wineries as they are priced separately. Detailed information and tickets may be obtained by calling 1-866-794-9463 or online at www.heartofsonomavalley.com Participating wineries are Audelssa Estate Winery, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Family Wineries, Kaz Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars/Ty Caton Vineyards, Paradise Ridge Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars and Valley of the Moon Winery. Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is an alliance of wineries and tasting rooms located on scenic Sonoma Highway where for a century and a half many of the vintages that have made California wines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. In the 10 mile stretch of the wine country, in the environs of Glen Ellen and Kenwood, you’ll find a blend of family owned and classically beautiful wineries filled with award-winning wines.

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After multiple showings of their distinctively unique works, 14 members of the Photo Irregulars are now featured in a new exhibit at the Charles Creek Tasting Room and Gallery through September 30th, 2011. The Photo Irregulars started as a small group of friends who share a mutual love of photography. Today, they have grown into a larger group who get together to exchange information on technical and creative aspects of their art, encourage each other to produce active work and put together group shows. They chose Photo Irregulars as their name because of the diverse interests and styles of their individual members – styles ranging from commercial and product photographers, portrait and wedding photographers, photojournalists and fine art photographers, environmental and architectural photographers, educators and students; some of whom specialize in black and white film, some in digital, some who prefer traditional darkroom printing, some who prefer high-end inkjet printing, some who explore alternative processes, some who explore mixed media, some who eschew digital photo enhancement, and some who embrace it. What they all have in common is a serious commitment to their art. Specializing in high-quality Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (as well as microscopic quantities of Pinot Grigio, Grenache, Sangiovese and Tempranillo) each from great vineyard sources, Charles Creek produces wines that are fruit driven, food friendly and easily paired with the courses of a meal. The winery tasting room is conveniently situated in a charming 1890s-era storefront on the historic Sonoma Plaza. In addition 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 Street West, on the historic Plaza in downtown Sonoma. For more information, call (707) 935-3848 or email alan@charlescreek.com.

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25th Annual B.R. Cohn Fall Music Festival, Sept. 23-26
Vintner, philanthropist and music artist manager Bruce Cohn announced additional headlining acts for the special silver anniversary 25th Annual B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival, Gala Charity Auction Dinner and the Celebrity Golf Classic. “It is really coming together,” exclaimed producer Bruce Cohn. “Having Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leon Russell, Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani perform and join the Doobie Brothers plus chef Guy Fieri, really puts an exclamation point on what is shaping up to be a great 25th anniversary.” Leon Russell will be performing for the first time at the B.R. Cohn Charity Events Fall Music Festival on Saturday, September 24th, along with returning festival favorites the Doobie Brothers. Closing out the set will be Joe Satriani and Sammy Hagar as special guests alongside the Doobie Brothers. Also performing that day will be Jim Messina, Greg Kihn, (back for a second year), former Night Ranger guitarist Jeff Watson and Carlos Reyes. Another first-time performer for the festival will be Lynyrd Skynyrd who will be closing out the show on Sunday, September 25th. Joining Skynyrd on Sunday will be the Doobie Brothers with special guest Jim Messina, Leon Russell, Lara Johnston and Carlos Reyes. More acts will be announced. This years festival will be held in the memory of Marty Cohn, Bruce’s brother who passed away in late March after a battle with cancer. The concert’s new second stage will be named for Marty and will feature intermission performances by Lara Johnston with Will Champlin (Bill Champlin’s son and Tom Johnston from the Doobies’ daughter), the Zen Road Pilots (formerly Billy Satellite) and Eddie Bush on Saturday. On Sunday the Marty Cohn stage will feature the Rich Little Band, Black Market Blues and Frobeck, both the latter are developing strong followings in Sonoma County. The popular and lively charity auction and dinner will be held Friday, September 23rd at the B.R. Cohn Winery’s 140-year-old Olive Grove at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150. Joining the event for the first time, as guest chef, is celebrity food TV star and local restaurateur Guy Fieri. Fieri, known as one of the most popular chefs on national television, will bring his signature excitement and energy to prepare this year’s world-class dinner paired with B.R. Cohn wines and provide a dinner auction lot for bidding, a chance to join the set of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. VIP and general admission tickets are available online at www.brcohn.com for all events or at the B.R. Cohn Winery Tasting Room. New for this year are special on-stage VIP seats that include a meet and greet with performers and fabulous food and wine, all while sitting feet from the performances. VIP ticket prices range from $350 to $1,000 and general admission tickets are $100. All prices include fees and shipping. The celebrity golf tournament returns again to the famed Sonoma Golf Club and will be held on Monday, September 26th. Tee-off is at 11 a.m. For more information regarding invitations to the tournament and auction dinner, call 1-800-330-4064 ext. 126 or www.brcohn.com. Green fees are $400 and a include a special custom made olive wood putter from Musty Putters made from the 140-yearold olive trees at B.R. Cohn Winery. Golf also includes a seat at Friday’s dinner. This year’s charity partners include: Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Glide Memorial, Santa Rosa Memorial Trauma Center, the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation and local and national veterans organizations. The Fall Festival couldn’t happen without the help of the following sponsors and partners: KRON-4, KCBS and KFRC, KFOX, The River in Santa Rosa, The Eagle in Sacramento, Friedman’s Home Improvement, Vitamin Water and Smart Water, Lagunitas Beer, Flamingo Hotel, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Sonoma Chevrolet. The B.R. Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in Glen Ellen. Founded in 1984 by Bruce Cohn, the estate winery is known for its critically acclaimed, world-class, ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.

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12th Annual Lake County Wine Auction, September 17
The Lake County Wine Alliance will hold its 12th Annual Lake County Wine Auction, a gala benefit for the arts, health and community of Lake County, on Saturday, September 17, at Ceago Vinegarden, 5115 East Highway 20, in Nice. This annual gala is a must-attend event with live and silent auctions, wine and gourmet foods from local purveyors and music. This year’s event is chaired by Bill Brunetti, a prominent Lakeport businessman; the evening’s auctioneers will be Shaun Hornby and Stephanie Green. The attire for the evening is Wine Country chic. Attendees must be 21 years and older. Music will be provided by Twice As Good. U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson will be an honored special guest. Two ticket prices will be offered at this year’s auction. The Grand Tasting ticket will include an afternoon of wine and food tasting in the Ceago gardens, a commemorative wineglass and tasting plate, and participation in the silent auction for $75 per person. This portion of the event will begin at 3 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. The Grand Tasting and Auction Reserve ticket will include all of the items listed for the Grand Tasting ticket as well as a gift tote, reserved seating for the dinner, the live auction and dancing for $150 per person. This portion of the event will start at 3 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. The Lake County Wine Alliance is a nonprofit organization of Lake County wineries, winegrape growers and community supporters whose mission is to foster the arts, benefit health services and support the community. The Lake County Wine Auction has contributed more than $831,000 to local programs since the first event was held in 2000. Each year, artist John Clarke creates a watercolor-on-silk painting and donates it to the Wine Alliance both to be reproduced as a fine art poster and to be auctioned off as original artwork. This year’s piece is titled, “Thankful in Lake County.” Posters of Clarke’s painting will be on sale at several local tasting rooms. Other auction items include weekend and extended vacation getaways, wine packages, wine tasting events, local arts, and a variety of goods and services, including fine dining opportunities. Beneficiaries from this year’s event includes: Fine Arts Programs at Lake County High Schools, Any Positive Change, Operation Tango Mike, Catholic Charities Rural Food Program, Lake County Council of Church Women United, Lake County Literacy Coalition, Lake County Military Funeral Honors Team, Northshore Fire Protection District, People Services Inc. and Meals on Wheels Programs at five Lake County Senior Centers. For information and tickets to the Lake County Wine Auction contact (866) 279-WINE or www.winealliance.org. Located in the mountains of the North Coast where the Mayacama and Vaca ranges come together, Lake County boasts the cleanest air in California. Lake County’s winegrowing regions span vast, diverse terrain shaped by both volcanics and tectonics. Its high elevation, intense climate, and distinct soils combine to produce wines of high quality and character that have continued to gain impressive industry recognition. Visitors to the area experience these award-winning wines in casual tasting rooms that reflect the area’s friendly, relaxed lifestyle. Lake County is part of the North Coast appellation along with neighboring regions of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, and within Lake County are five designated appellations: Benmore Valley, Clear Lake, Guenoc, High Valley and Red Hills. Lake County is just two hours by car from the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sacramento Valley, and the Pacific Coast. Lake County is home to Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in California and possibly the oldest lake on the continent. Visitors to Lake County experience the state’s cleanest air basin, spectacular scenic beauty, fine wines and unsurpassed recreational opportunities – from hiking, biking, golf and off-road adventures to boating, fishing, kayaking, birding and even rockhounding. For visitor information, contact the Lake County Visitor Information Center at 1-800-525-3743 or visit www.lakecounty.com.

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September: Time to Bring in the Harvest
By Laura Ness
With any luck, there will be grapes coming in from the vineyards at some point fairly early in September, unless August refused to generate enough heat. In this case, much angst will reign, and the watchword of the day will be “drop” as in “drop fruit.” The best way to ensure even ripeness is to control the cropload early in the season, so as not to be in this potential situation, but when the weather is protractedly cool, it is never a sure thing that you’ve dropped enough fruit to get most of it fully ripe. The vines will start shutting down towards the arrival of the autumnal equinox, so we hope the ripening cycle is working its way towards completion by then. Although most fruit in the Corralitos area of Santa Cruz Mountains isn’t harvested until the second or third week of October, in the Summit area, it’s typical to harvest Chardonnay end of August thru mid-September, with Pinot starting early September and finishing out towards month’s end. The Bordeaux varieties will come later, with Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot usually bringing up the rear, let’s hope before Thanksgiving. a bevvy of cheesy goodness fresh from the Central Valley of California. Loma Prieta, Poetic Cellars and Windy Oaks will pour as part of the Wine and Beer Walk from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, and Windy Oaks will pour as part of the Grand Tasting on Sunday, September 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. For tickets and more information, go to www.gotahoenorth.com/events/autumn-food-and-wine-festival. Grazin’ on the Green, the annual Santa Cruz cancer benefit, will be held September 17th at the beautiful Aptos Park, and you’ll be able to meet most of the wineries from the Santa Cruz Mountains there, including the Summit to Sea wineries. This is the gala food and wine extravaganza of the year! The remaining wines from the Generosa cellar will be sold at this event. Don’t miss it. All month long, MJA Vineyards will be offering a three for the price of two special on their Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon collection, and Burrell School will offer a Harvest 4-pack for $89.

September Events
September 10 and 11 is a busy weekend for the wineries on the Summit to Sea Wine Trail. Burrell School will be at the Capitola Art & Wine Festival, Loma Prieta will hold its Chardonnay debut release party, featuring Bill the Oyster Man, and Poetic Cellars will be pouring at the Healthy Kids Annual Winetasting fundraiser at Thomas Fogarty Winery, on Sept 11. Some of the premier Pinot producers in the Santa Cruz Mountains will be highlighted at a seminar at the prestigious Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival, held at Northstar Village, September 10th. Exquisite pairings of five mouthwatering Pinots from Big Basin Vineyards, Burrell School Vineyards, Loma Prieta Winery, Poetic Cellars and Windy Oaks Vineyard, will be presented, along with tasty treats featuring the “happy cow” cheeses of Fiscalini Farms. This is a rare opportunity to taste a paradise of mountain-grown Pinot along with

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Dining in the Vines with Hahn Estate Wines
Dining in the Vines - Farm to Fork Series September 12th, Reception at 5pm, Dinner 6pm-8pm
Come enjoy the full moon among the vines and celebrate the beginning of harvest with Chef Brian Overhauser. The four-course seasonal pairing menu will focus on using all local products grown or raised within a 50-mile radius. All of Chefs culinary creations will highlight the wines from Hahn’s newest release. Come and be pampered by the friendly staff at the Vineyard House set high above the valley floor. Space is limited To RSVP call (831) 678-4555 or email Melanie@hahnestates.com Nicolaus (“Nicky”) and Gaby Hahn discovered their love for California wines in the mid ’70s, eventually purchasing two neighboring Monterey County horse and cattle ranches that had been converted to vineyard property. It was there that first Smith & Hook Winery and then Hahn Estates Winery were established. The estate is naturally elegant, situated against the magnificent backdrop of the Santa Lucia Mountains. From the Hahn SLH Estate Visitor Center which is open daily, guests can taste several wines while enjoying views across the expansive Salinas Valley. It’s the history at the Hahn SLH Estate, however, that is the foundation of the setting. It was Nicky Hahn, the “Grandfather of the Santa Lucia Highlands,” who in 1988 sent a letter to neighboring vintners advocating a new wine appellation. Ultimately his pioneering effort led to the creation in 1991 of the “Santa Lucia Highlands AVA,” now one of this most exciting, sought and highly-lauded U.S. wine appellations. Today, Hahn Family Wines, still family-owned and operated, includes Nicky and Gaby’s son Philip Hahn and daughter Dr. Caroline Hahn who are active and prominent in the winery. Intensely involved in the evolution of the region, the Hahn SLH Estate is now keenly focused on producing Pinot Noir. The Hahn Family now owns 650 Santa Lucia Highlands vineyard acres, with 400 of those acres planted to Pinot Noir at elevations that range from 200 to 1,200 feet. These meticulously planted hillside vineyards produce the grapes used to create the estate wines. With ownership of more than 1,000 vineyard acres in Monterey, this leading winery became certified sustainable through the Sustainability in Practice (SIP)™ Vineyard Certification Program. Hahn practices sustainability through its dedication to its employee’s well being, long time dedication to environmental stewardship and diligent farming practices. In addition, because wine is always elevated with food, Hahn SLH Estate has tapped Chef Overhauser to develop the first fully integrated culinary program in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Chef Overhauser is keenly focused upon fresh and local ingredients from within thirty miles of the wine estate. Hahn SLH Estate will soon feature “The Kitchen,” a state-of-the-art culinary center highlighting the best of the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Salinas Valley. Hahn SLH Estate Winery produces a broad portfolio of California wines ranging from the Ultra-Premium Lucienne and Hahn SLH Estate Wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands to the distinctive Hahn winery and Smith & Hook Winery brands primarily from the Central Coast and Monterey County. For more information, or to arrange a visit to the winery, go to www.hahnwinery.com. To download a free Hahn Family Wines iPhone application, go to iTunes.
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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LIVERMORE

Wente Vineyards Announces its BottleRockIt Music Festival
Fifth generation winemaker Karl Wente of Wente Vineyards is proud to announce the BottleRockIt Music Festival launching Saturday, September 10. For the fifth year in a row, the independent music festival formerly known as Discover the Wine Discover the Music will feature nationally renowned bands as well as the best emerging Bay Area talent. The show will be headlined by Givers, The Holdup, Dirty Vegas, AB & The Sea and The Hundred Days and will be presented by top rock station Live 105, (KITS 105.1 FM). Wente Vineyards invites festivalgoers to spend the day basking under the East Bay sun, enjoying a full day of music and a selection of delicious estate grown, sustainable wines. Guest DJ’ed and hosted by Live 105 (KITS 105.1 FM) Music Director and on air personality Aaron Axelsen, live105.radio.com, the 25-band and DJ lineup will include: Givers, The Holdup, Dirty Vegas, Birds and Batteries, AB & The Sea, Olin & The Moon, Young Science, White Arrows, The Hundred Days, Music For Animals, Picture Atlantic, Beta State, Heyoka, DJ Laura, Ean Golden, Left Of Right, In Rare Form, Ruckatan, Lisa Marie Johnston and the Lust Triggers, The Gun and Doll Show, The Front Porch, The Bacchus Brothers and Garage Band Academy “I’m really psyched to be working with Karl Wente and Wente Vineyards on the Homegrown Series and the BottleRockIt Festival. I grew up in Livermore around the vineyards and have always wanted to do something like this in my hometown with bands I play on my radio shows. It’s a great time for up and coming talent in the Bay Area; this is a creative nexus of talent right here in our backyard,” states Aaron Axelsen, DJ, Music Director, Live 105 San Francisco. Less than an hour east of San Francisco, with a striking backdrop of golden hills and lush vineyards ready for harvest, Wente Vineyards provides a gorgeous setting to enjoy an all-day music festival. As Northern California’s most memorable concert location, Wente Vineyards will dedicate the day to great music, wine and local food. In true festival style, Wente will be hosting three different stages, allowing guests to sit on the lawn with chairs or blankets. The three different stages will be located at the Barrel Room, the Small Lot Winery and the Estate Lawn. Held at the Estate Tasting Room at 5565 Tesla Road in Livermore, doors open at 10:30 a.m. and performances begin at 11a.m. Tickets only $20 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by visiting www.wentevineyards.com/bottlerockit or by calling the Wente Vineyards Box Office at (925) 456-2424. Complimentary parking is available on location. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase on site and will be provided by Catering at Wente Vineyards. “The Bay Area has some of the most original and interesting independent bands and BottleRockIt is a great way to showcase some of this amazing talent. What better way to experience wine and music together when all your senses are stimulated,” says Wente, a musician himself, who will also perform with his own band, The Front Porch.

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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
NAPA VALLEY
A Dozen Vintners – tasting room, 3000 highway 29 north, St. helena; 707 967-0666 open daily 10-5 ACACIA VNYD – 2750 las Amigas road, napa; 707 226-9991 x2 open by appointment only: Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4 Acme Fine Wines– 1080 fulton ln, St. helena; 888 963-0440 Daily 9:30-5 Adastra – 2545 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 255-4818 open by appointment only Aetna Springs Cellars – 7227 Pope Valley road, St. helena; 707 965-2675 open by appointment only Ahnfeldt Wines – Uncorked at oxbow tasting room, 605 first St. napa; 707 927-5864 Wed-Mon 12-6,tue 12-8 Allora Vineyards – 3244 ehlers lane, St. helena; 707 963-6071 open by appointment only Alpha Omega – 1155 Mee lane @ highway 29, rutherford; 707 963-9999 Daily 10-6 Altamura Vineyards & Winery – 1700 Wooden Valley rd, napa; 707 253-2000 open by appointment only Amizetta – 1099 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-1460 open by appointment only Ancien – napa; 707 255-3908 open by appointment only Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards – 680 rossi road, St. helena; 707 963-8600 open by appointment only ANDRETTI WINERY – 4162 Big ranch road, napa; 1-877-386-5070 open daily 10-5 Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours: Public tours daily at 11am & 2 pm (Private Tours for 10 or more), Educational Programs Antica Napa Valley –3700 Soda canyon, napa; 707 257-8700 open by appointment only Ardente Winery –2929 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 226-7669 open by appointment only ARGER-MARTUCCI – 1455 inglewood Ave, St. helena; 707 963-4334 open daily 10-5 Wine Tasting, Gift Items, Picnic Area, Arts Exhibit, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairing Ariel Vineyards – 1312 town center, napa; 707 257-9731 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3 Arkenstone Vineyards –335 West lane, Angwin; 707 965-1020 open by appointment only Arns – 601 Muno road, St. helena; 707 963-3429 open by appointment only ARTESA – 1345 henry road, napa; 707 224-1668 open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Children OK; Call for Winery Tours at 11 & 2, Vineyard Tours, Food Pairings AUGUST BRIGGS – 1307B lincoln Avenue, calistoga; 707 942-4912 fri-Sat 11-7, Sun-thu 11-5, tue by appt. B CELLARS – 400 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 709-8787 open daily 10-5 Back Room Wines – 1000 Main Street, napa; 707-226-1378 Mon-Wed, Sat 10-7, thu-fri 10-8, Sun 12-7 BALDACCI FAMILY – 6236 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-9261 open daily 10-4 Ballentine Vineyards – 2820 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-7919 open daily 10-5 by appt Barlow Vineyards – 4411Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-8742 open by appointment only Barnett Vineyards – 4070 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7075 open by appointment only BEAULIEU VINEYARDS (BV) – 1960 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-5233 open daily 10-5 Beau Vigne – 6795 Washington St, Yountville; 707 947-7058 Mon-fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 10-8 Behrens & Hitchcock – 4078 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-1774 open by appointment only Bell Wine Cellars – 6200 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-1673 open daily 10-4 Benessere Winery – 1010 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-5853 open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Food Pairings BENNETT LANE – 3340 hwy 128, calistoga; 877 MAX-nAPA open daily 10-5:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings BERINGER VINEYARDS
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2000 Main Street, St. helena | www.Beringer.com Bialla Vineyards – 4088 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 415 606-6629 open by appointment only Bighorn Cellars – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569 fri-Sat 11-4, tue-thu by appt Black Cat Vineyard – 1075 Shadybrook ln, napa; 707 321-0866 open by appointment only Black Cordon Vnyds – 4155 Dry creek rd, napa; 707 226-6860 open by appointment only BLACK STALLION – 4089 Silverado trail, napa; 707 253-1400 open daily 10-5 Gifts, Children & Pets OK, Cheese Pairings; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Boeschen – 3242 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-3674 open by appointment only BOUCHAINE VINEYARDS – 1075 Buchli Station road, napa; 707 252-9065, 800-654-wine open daily 10:30-5:30 Gift items, gardens, vineyard walking tour. Call ahead for: Safari Tours at 10:30am, educational programs, food pairings & bringing pets.

Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co. – 975 first St, napa; 707 226-3976 Sun-thu 11-10, fr-Sa 11-Midnight Bourassa – 190 camino oruga, napa 707 254-4922; 800-499-2366 open by appointment only Boyd Family – 4042 Big ranch road, napa; 707 254-7353 open by appointment only Bravante Vineyards – 300 Stone ridge rd, Angwin; 707-965-2552 open by appointment Wed-Sun 11-4 Brookdale Vineyards – napa; 707 258-1454 open by appointment only Brown Estate – 3233 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-2435 limited, by appointment only, closed Sundays Budge Brown’s Cleavage Creek Winery –6307 Pope Valley rd, Pope Valley; 888-295-1280 By appointment daily Buehler – 820 greenfield road, St. helena; 707 963-2155 open by appointment only Buoncristiani Wine – P. o. Box 6946, napa; 707 259-1681 open by appointment only Burgess Cellars –1108 Deer Park road, St. helena; 800 752-9463 open by appointment only Cade Winery – 360 howell Mountain rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2746 open by appointment only Cafaro Cellars – 2591 Pinot Way, St. helena; 707 963-7181 open by appointment only Cain – 3800 langtry road, St. helena; 707 963-1616 open by appointment only Cakebread Cellars – 8300 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-5222 open by appointment only Calafia Cellars – 629 fulton lane, St. helena; 707 963-0114 open by appointment only Caldwell – 270 Kreuzer lane, napa; 707 255-1294 tours/tasting by appointment Cali 351 – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-6200 open by appointment only CALISTOGA WINE STOP – 1458 lincoln Ave, #2 calistoga; 707 942-5556 Daily 10-6 Cardinale Estate – tasting room, 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-2643 open daily 10:30-5 Casa Nuestra Winery – 3451 Silverado trail no, St. helena; 707 963-5783 open daily 10-5 CASTELLO DI AMOROSA – 4045 north St. helena hwy (hwy 39), calistoga; 707 942-8200 open daily 9:30-6 Gifts, Children & Pets OK; call ahead for: Winery & Cave Tours, reservation recommended Caymus Vineyards – 8700 conn creek rd, rutherford; 707 967-3010 open daily by appointment Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room – 1248 1st St, napa; 707 226-6445 Sun-Wed 11-6, thu-Sat till 11-8 Celani Family Vineyards – 2230 Big ranch rd, napa; 877 ArDore1 open by appointment only Chappellet Vineyard – 1581 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-7136 open by appointment only Charbay Winery & Distillery – 4001 Spring Mtn rd; St. helena; 707 963-9327 open daily 10-4 CHARLES KRUG WINERY – 2800 Main St. hwy 29, St. helena; 707 967-2229 open daily 10:30-5 Charnu – St. helena; 707 963-6045 open by appointment only Charter Oak Winery – 831 charter oak Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2298 open by appointment only Chase Family Cellars – 2252 Sulphur Springs road, St. helena; 707 963-1284 open by appointment only Chateau Boswell – 3468 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-5472 open by appointment only Chateau Montelena – 1429 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-5105 open daily 9:30-4 Chimney Rock Winery – 5350 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2641 open daily 10-5 Clif Family Winery – 1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-5 by appointment Cliff Lede Vineyards – 1473 Younvtille cross rd, Yountville; 707 944-8642 open daily 10-4 Clos Du Val – 5330 Silverado trail, napa; 800 993-9463 open daily 10-5 Clos Pegase – 1060 Dunaweal ln, calistoga; 707 942-4981 open daily 10:30-5 Conn Creek Winery – 8711 Silverado trail, St. helena; 1-800-793-7960 open Sat 11-5, Sun-fri 11-4 Constant-Diamond – 2121 Diamond Mountain rd, calistoga; 707 942-0707 open by appointment only Continuum Estate – 1677 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8100∆66 open by appointment only Corison Winery – 987 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-0826 open daily 10-5 by appointment CORLEY FAMILY ESTATE – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings CORNERSTONE CELLARS – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 945-0388 open daily 10-7 Cosentino – 7415 St. helena hwy, Yountville; 707-921-2896 open daily 10-6 Covenant Wines – 1241 Adams St, St. helena; 707 963-3887 open by appointment only Crocker & Starr – St. helena; 707-967-9111 open by appointment only Cuvaison Estate – 4500 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-2468 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5 Cuvaison Estate – 1221 Duhig road, carneros (between napa & Sonoma); 707 942-2455 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 10-5 by appt Darioush Winery – 4240 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-2345 open daily 10:30-5 David Arthur – 1521 Sage canyon road, St. helena; 707 963-5190 open by appointment only

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DAVID FULTON WINERY & VINEYARD
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Frog’s Leap – 8815 conn creek road, rutherford; 707 963-4704 G Cook – 264 n. fork crystal Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-7760 Gargiulo – 575 oakville crossroad, napa; 707 944-2770 Gemella Wines – napa; 707 261-9855 Girard Winery – 6795 Washington, Yountville; 707 968-9297 Godspeed Vineyards – 3655 Mount Veeder rd; 707 254-7766 Goosecross Cellars – 1119 State lane, Yountville; 707 944-1986 GRGICH HILLS – 1829 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-2784 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours By Appt. at 11 & 2, Food Pairings Groth – 750 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 944-0290 Guffy – 1390 thompson Ave, napa; 707 258-2532 Guilliams – 3851 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963-9059 Gustavo Thrace – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 HAGAFEN CELLARS – 4160 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-0781 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours Hall Rutherford – 56 Auberge road, rutherford; 707 967-0700 Hall St. Helena – 401 St. helena hwy So, St. helena; 707 967-2620 Hans Fahden Vineyards – 4855 Petrified forest rd, St. helena; 707 942-6760 Hartwell Vineyards – 5795 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-4269 HdV Wines – 588 trancas St, napa; 707 251-9121 Heibel Ranch Vineyards – Pope Valley; 707 968-9289 Heitz Cellars Tasting Room – 436 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-3542 Helena View Johnston – 3500 highway 128, calistoga; 707 942-4956 Hendry – 3104 redwood Dr, napa; 707 226-8320 HESS COLLECTION – 4411 redwood rd, napa; 707 255-1144

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

open Weekends, friday through Monday 11 -4 825 fulton lane, St. helena • 707-967-0719 • www.DavidfultonWinery.com Del Bondio Wine Co. – 1333 Bella oaks lane, napa; 707 963-2805 open by appointment only Del Dotto Caves – 1055 Atlas Peak rd, napa; 707 963-2134 open by appointment only Del Dotto Vineyards – 1445 St. helena highway, St. helena; 707 963-2134 open by appointment only Delectus Winery – 908 c enterprise Way, napa; 707 255-1252 open daily by appointment Diamond Terrace – 1391 Diamond Mountain road, calistoga; 707 942-1189 open by appointment only DOMAINE CARNEROS – 1240 Duhig rd, napa; 707 257-0101 open daily 10-6 Gifts, Children OK, Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours; Call ahead for groups of eight or more Domaine Chandon – 1 california Dr, Yountville; 707 944-2280 open daily 10-5 Dominari – 620 trancas Street, napa; 707-226-1600 open by appointment only, 10am-4:30pm Duckhorn Vineyards – 1000 lodi lane, St. helena; 707 963-7108 open by appointment, 10-4 Dutch Henry Winery – 4300 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5771 open daily 10-4:30 Eagle & Rose – 1844 Pope canyon rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-9463 open appointment by only Eagle Trace– 680 rossi rd, St. helena; 707 963-4665 open by appointment only Eeden Wines– 3505 Spring Mountain rd., St. helena; 707 337-5526 open by appointment only EHLERS ESTATE
Join us in our historic stone building salon and beautiful olive grove. Open daily, 9:30-4:30 – $25 for a current flight tasting Enjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points) All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research. For reservations, call 707-963-5972

3222 ehlers lane, St. helena | for reservations, call 707.963.5972 El Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021 Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 rutherford road, rutherford; 707 963-6067 Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson rd, napa; 707 255-0504 Elyse – 2100 hoffman ln, napa; 707 944-2900 Envy Wines – 1170 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-4670 ETUDE
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Hill Family Estate – 6512 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-9580 Honig Vineyards – 850 rutherford rd, rutherford; 707 963-5618 Hope & Grace – 6540 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-2500 Hopper Creek – 6204 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-0675 Hunnicutt Wines –3524 Silverado trail north, St. helena; 707 963-2911 J. Kirkwood Winery – 1020 Borrette lane, napa James Cole – 5014 Silverado trail, napa; 707 251-9905 James Creek – 2249 James creek rd, Pope Valley; 707 965-2646 Jarvis Winery – 2970 Monticello rd, napa; 1-800-255-5280 Jax –3468 hwy 128, calistoga; 415 446-9505 x102 Jericho Canyon Vnyd – 3322 old lawley toll rd, calistoga; 707 942-9665 JESSUP CELLARS – 6740 Washington St, Yountville; 707 944-8523 Art Exhibits; Call ahead for Food Pairings, last tasting at 5:30pm Jocelyn Lonen Winery – napa; 1-800-255-5280 John Anthony Vineyards – 1440 first Street, napa; 707 265-7711

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1250 cuttings Wharf road, napa | open Daily 10am-4:30pm 707-257-5300 | www.etudewines.com Failla – 3530 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-0530 Falcor – 2511 napa corporate Dr, Ste 115, napa; 888-402-Wine Far Niente – 1350 Acacia Dr, oakville; 707 944-2861 Farella – 2222 n. 3rd Ave, napa; 707 254-9489 Fleury Estate Winery – 950 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 967-8333 Flora Springs – The Room – 677 St. helena hwy So., St. helena; 707 967-8032 Flora Springs Winery – 1978 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 967-6723 open by appointment only open daily 10-5 open by appointment only 10-3 open by appointment only open by appointment only open daily 10:30-5 open by appointment only

FOLIE A DEUX – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 800 535-6400 open daily 10-6 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Fontanella Family – 1721 Partrick road, napa; 707 252-1017 open daily by appointment 10-4 Forman Vineyards – 1501 Big rock road, St. helena; 707 963-3900 open by appointment only Franciscan Vineyards – 1178 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-7111 open daily 10-5 FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS – 1091 larkmead lane, calistoga; 707 942-0859 open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area Frazier Winery – 70 rapp lane, napa; 707 255-3444 x107 open by appointment Freemark Abbey – 3022 St. helena hwy 29 n., St. helena; 707 963-9694 open Daily 10-5

JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS – 200 taplin rd, St. helena; 707 963-2745 Gift Items, Children OK; Tastings & Seminars by appointment Mon-fri 9-5, Sat-Sun 10-4 by appointment Last tasting Mon-Fri at 3:30pm, Last tasting on Sat-Sun 2:30 JUDD’S HILL – 2332 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2332 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed Juicebox – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 707 254-1212 Juslyn – 2900 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 265-1804 (Poured at Silenus Vintners) Kapcsandy Family Winery – 1001 State lane, Yountville; 707 265-1804 Keenan – 3660 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177 Keever – 26 Vineyard View Dr, Yountville; 707 944-0910 open daily by appointment only 10-4 open daily by appointment only 9-5 Winery open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment only

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Kelham – 360 Zinfandel ln; St. helena; 707 963-2000 open by appointment only Kelly Fleming Wines – 2339 Pickett rd, calistoga; 707 942-6849 open by appointment only Kenefick Ranch – 1371 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1004 thu-Mon 11- 5 & by appt Kent Rasmussen – 1001 Silverado trail So, St. helena; 7070 963-5667 open by appointment only Kenzo Estate – 3200 Monticello road, napa; 707 254-7572 open by appointment only Krupp Brothers – 3267 Soda canyon rd., napa; 707 259-1198 open by appointment Kuleto Estate – 2470 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 302-2209 open by appointment only Ladera – 150 White cottage rd So, Angwin; 707 965-2445 open by appointment only Laird Family Winery – 5055 Solano Ave., napa; 707 257-0360 open daily 10-5 Larkmead Vineyards – 1100 larkmead ln, calistoga; 707 942-0167 open daily by appointment only 10-4 Lava Vine – 965 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-9500 open daily 10-5 Lindstrom – 5994 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-6289 exclusive tastings by appoinment only Lokoya – 7600 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 948-1968 open by appointment only Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead – 738 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-4555 open daily 11-6 LOUIS M. MARTINI – 254 St. helena hwy So. (hwy 29 ), St. helena; 707 968-3361 open daily 10-6 Gift Items; Call ahead for: Wine Tours at 11 & 2, Cellar Tours, Food Pairings Luis Ochoa Family – 1307 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 341-6780 open daily 11-6:30; winery by appt Luna Vineyards – 2921 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-2474 open daily 10-5 Madonna Estate Winery – 5400 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 255-8864 open daily 10-5 Madrigal Vineyards – 3718 n. St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-6577 open daily by appointment 10-4 MAHONEY VINEYARDS – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 112-7 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK fri-Sat 12-9 Mario Perelli-Minetti – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 open thu-Sun 11-5 Marita’s Vineyard – napa; 707 259-5313 open by appointment only Markham Vnyds – 2812 St. helena hwy 29, St. helena; 707 963-5292 open daily 11-5 Maroon Wines – napa; 707 257-3040 open by appointment only Marston Family Vineyard – 3600 White Sulphur Springs rd, St. helena; 707 963-8490 open by appointment Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room – 7l4 first St, napa 707 255-0658 open thu-Mon 11-5:30 Mayacamas Vineyards – 1155 lokoya rd, napa; 707 224-4030 open by appointment only McKenzie-Mueller – 2530 las Amigas rd, napa; 707 252-0186 open by appointment only MERRYVALE VINEYARDS – 1000 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-7777 open daily 10-6:30 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK Call ahead for: Wine Tours Sat & Sun at 10:30, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Michael Mondavi Family – 1285 Dealy lane, napa; 707 256-2757 Mon-thu 12-5, fri-Sun 11-5 Midsummer Cellars– 771 Sage canyon rd, rutherford; 707 225-4367 open by appointment only Milat Vineyards – 1091 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-0758 open daily 10-5:30 Miner Family – 7850 Silverado trail, oakville; 707 944-9500 open daily 11-5 MJA – 647 greenfield rd, St. helena; 707 963-3394 open by appointment only Modus Operandi Cellars – 45 enterprise ct, napa; 530 219-6199 open by appointment only MONTICELLO VINEYARDS – 4242 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 253-2802 open daily 10-4:30 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Moss Creek Winery – 6015 Steele rd, napa; 707 252-1295 open by appointment Mount Veeder Winery – Mt. Veeder; 707-967-3993 open by appointment only MUMM NAPA – 8445 Silverado trail, rutherford; 800 MUM-nAPA open daily 10-5, last seating 4:45 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours MurphyVineyards – 395 crane Ave, St. helena; 707 963-2516 open by appointment only Myriad – St. helena; 707 287-1630 open by appointment only NAPA CELLARS – 7481 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-2565 open daily 10-6 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children OK Napa Valley Farms – 929 Main St, St. helena; 707 963-8011 open by appointment Neal Family Vineyards – 716 liparita rd, Angwin; 707 965-2800 open by appointment Newton Vineyards – 2555 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-9000 open by appointment Neyers Vineyards– 2153 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-8840 open by appointment Nichelini Winery – 2950 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 963-0717 Weekends 10-5, weekdays by appointment Nickel & Nickel – 8164 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 967-9600 open daily by appointment Nord Estate – Yountville; 707 945-1094 open by appointment only O’Brien Estate – 1200 orchard Ave, napa; 707 252-8463 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5 O’Shaughnessy Estate – Angwin, 707 965-2898 open by appointment only Oakville Ranch Vineyards– 7781 Silverado trail, napa; 707-944-9665 open by appointment Olabisi – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 12-5:30 OnThEdge – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8 Opus One – 7900 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 944-9442 open daily by appointment Orin Swift Cellars – 1352 Main St, St. helena; 707 967-9179 open by appointment only Outpost Estate Wines – Angwin; 707 965-1718 open by appointment only Page Wine Cellars – 6505 Washington St., Suite 7, Yountville; 707 944-2339 Daily 10-6 – 520 california Blvd, #20, napa; 707 944-2339 open by appointment only Palmaz Vineyards – 4029 hagen road, napa; 707 226-5587 open by appointment only Paloma Vineyard – 4013 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-7504 open by appointment only Paoletti Vineyards – 4501 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-0689 open by appointment only Paradigm – 1277 Dwyer rd, oakville; 707 944-1683 open by appointment Paraduxx – 7257 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 945-0890 open by appointment Patz & Hall – 851 napa Valley corporate Way, Ste A, napa; 707 265-7700 open Wed-Sun 10-4 Peacock Family – 3100 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-0770 open by appointment Pedemonte Cellars – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 933-8352 open by appointment only Peju – 8466 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-3600 open daily 10-6 Peter Franus Wine Company – napa; 707 945-0542 open by appointment only Pheonix – 3175 Dry creek road, napa; 877 374-6364 By advance appointment only Phifer Pavitt Winery – 4660 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-4787 tastings by appointment Mon-Sat 11 & 1 Piña Napa Valley – 8060 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 738-9328 open daily by appointment 10-4 Pine Ridge – 5901 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-9777 open daily 10:30-4:30 PlumpJack Winery – 620 oakville crossroad, oakville; 707 945-1220 open daily 10-4 Pope Valley Winery – 6613 Pope Valley rd, napa; 707 965-1246 open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt Porter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980 open by appointment only PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30 Children & Pets OK Pride Mountain Wines – 4026 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4949 open by appointment PROVENANCE – 1695 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-3633 open daily 10-5 Quintessa – 1601 Silverdo trail, St. helena; 707 967-1601 open by appointment Quixote – 6126 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2659 open by appointment RAYMOND VINEYARD – 849 Zinfandel ln, St. helena; 707 963-3141 open daily 10-4 Gift Items, Children OK; Call ahead for Wine Tours RAZI WINERY With a boutique-winery touch, on the Silverado Trail… “Everything we know is in the bottle.” Schedule a tasting daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm 3108 Silverado trail, napa Valley • (707) 224-4299 Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380 Revana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814 Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800 REYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado trail, napa; 707 258-2558 Rios Wine – 1334-B lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1376 Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4661 Road 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200 Robert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555 Robert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 open daily 10-5 open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment open daily 10-5 open daily 10:30-6:30 open by appointment open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4

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Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177 open by appointment Robert Mondavi – 7801 St. helena hwy 29, oakville; 707 968-2001 open daily 10-5 Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 open daily 10-4:30 Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004 open by appointment ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 open daily 10-5 Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 By appointment Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161 open daily 10-5 Rudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577 open tues-Sat by appointment Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025 open by appointment Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353 open by appointment Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30 RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4 Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592 open Mon-Sat by appointment Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105 open by appointment Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889 open by appointment Sawyer Cellars – 8350 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-1980 open by appointment only School House Vineyards – 3549 langtry rd, St. helena; 707 963-4240 open by appointment Schramsberg – 1400 Schramsberg rd, calistoga; 707 942-2414 open daily by appointment 10-4 Schweiger Vineyards – 4015 Spring Mt rd, St. helena; 707 963-4882 open by appointment Sciandri Family – 50 Kreuse canyon rd, coombsville/napa; 707 277-4999 x3 open by appointment only Seavey Vineyard – 1310 conn Valley rd, St. helena; 707 963-8339 open by appointment SEQUOIA GROVE – 8338 St. helena hwy 29, rutherford; 707 944-2945 open daily 10:30-5 Gift Items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Wine Tours, Food Pairings Shafer Vineyards – 6154 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-2877 open by appointment Sherwin Family – 4060 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-1154 open by appointment Signorello Vineyards – 4500 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-5990 fri-Sun 10-5, Mon-thu by appointment Silenus Vintners – 5225 Solano Ave, napa; 707 299-3930 open by appointment only Silver Oak Cellars – 915 oakville crossroad, oakville; 1-800-273-8809 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5 Silverado Trail Wine Studio – 3105 Silverado trail, napa; 707 226-8569 fri & Sat 11-4, thu-tue by appt Silverado Vineyards – 6121 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-1770 open daily 10-5 Sky Vineyards – 1500 lokoya rd, napa; 707 935-1391 open by appointment Smith Madrone – 4022 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-2283 open by appointment Sodaro Estate – 24 Blue oak lane, napa; 707 812-4848 open by appointment Somerston Ranch Tasting Room – 6490 Washington, Yountville; 707 944-8200 Daily 10am-10pm Somerston Vineyards – 3450 Sage canyon rd, St. helena; 707 944-8414 Daily 10-4 Spelletich Cellars – 425 gateway rd W, napa; 707 363-5757 open by appointment Spottswoode – 1902 Madrona Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0134 open by appointment Spring Mountain – 2805 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 967-4188 open by appointment ST. CLEMENT
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Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441 By advance appointment only Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272 open daily 10:30-4:30 by appt STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-fri 10:30-5 Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OK Sat-Sun 10-5 Stoneheath Winery – napa; 707 257-0701 open by appointment Stonehedge Winery – 1004 clinton St, napa; 707 256-4444 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-8 Stony Hill Vineyard – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636 open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt only Storybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310 open by appointment Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646 open daily 10-5 by appointment SUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Summit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 open by appointment SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500 open by appointment Tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823 open by appointment Tamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6 TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9 Tasting Room, The – at the napa Wine co, 40 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 848-9630 open daily 10-4:30 Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-3593 open by appointment Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780 By appointment only Teachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432 open by appointment Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526 tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340 open by appointment The Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707 open by appointment Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504 open by appointment only Tom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267 open by appointment Toolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7 Tournesol Wine – napa; 707 287-7557 open by appointment only Trahan Winery – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 11-6 Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 oak Knoll Ave, napa; 707 255-7700 open daily 10-4:30 Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 967-8027 open by appointment Trespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804 open by appointment Trinchero Family Estates – 3070 n. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 1-800-473-4454 open daily 10-5 Trinitas Cellars – at the Meritage resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-3012 open daily 11-7 Tristant – 1012 Bale ln, calistoga; 707 942-0600 open by appointment Truchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153 open by appointment Tudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947 open by appointment Tulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064 open by appointment TURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-4:30 Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; (707) 942-7122 open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5 Ubuntu Annex – tasting room, 1130 Main St, napa; 707 251-5656 Mon-Wed 12-6, thu-fri 12-8, Sat-Sun 11-8 by appt Uncorked at Oxbow – 605 first St, napa; 707 927-5864 open daily 12-8 V Madrone – 3199 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573 open by appointment V Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7 V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5) Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours VALLEY GATE VINEYARDS– 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 ext. 127 open daily 10-5 Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130 open daily 10-6 by appointment Varozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331 open by appointment only Velo Vino – pour clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-6 Venge – 4708 Silverado trail, napa; 707 942-9100 Wed-Sun by appointment only Verismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463) open by appointment only

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Vermeil – 1255 lincoln Ave, calistoga; 877-668-4334 Viader Winery – 1120 Deer Park rd, Deer Park; 707 963-3816 ext. 110 Vinoce & Twenty Rows – 880 Vallejo Street, napa; 707 265-7750 Vincent Arroyo Winery – 2361 greenwood Ave, calistoga; 707 942-6995 Vine Cliff Winery – 7400 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-1364 Vineyard 29 – 2929 St helena hwy, St. helena; 707 963-9292 Vineyard 7 & 8 – 4028 Spring Mountain road, St. helena; 707 963.9425 VinRoc – napa; 707 265-0943 Vintner’s Collective – 1245 Main St, napa; 707 255-7150 Volker Eisele Family – 3080 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9485 Volta Wine– 3108 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 501-4060 Von Strasser – 1510 Diamond Mtn. rd, calistoga; 707 942-0930 W. H. Smith– 1307 lincoln Avenue, Suite B, calistoga; 707 942-1194 WATERSTONE – taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OK Waugh Cellars – napa; 888-883-Wine (9463) Wermuth Winery – 3942 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5924 Whetstone Wine Cellars – tasted at Ubuntu Annex 1130 Main Street, napa; 707 254-0600 White Cottage Ranch – 555 college Ave, Angwin; 707 965-0516 WHITEHALL LANE – 1563 St. helena hwy S. (hwy 29), St. helena; 800-963-9454 x 19 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Barrel Tasting Tours White Rock Vineyard – napa William Cole Vnyds – 2849 Saint helena hwy north, St. helena; 707 963-6100 William Harrison Vnyrds – 1443 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-8310 WILLIAM HILL ESTATE WINERY – 1761 Atlas Peak road, napa; 707 265-3024 Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyard Tours, Educational Programs WINE GARAGE – 1020 foothill Blvd (hwy 29), calistoga; 707 942-5332 Wineries of Napa Valley – 1285 napa town center, napa; 707 253-9450 Wing Canyon Vineyard – 3100 Mt. Veeder rd, napa; 707 265-8798 Witt Estate – 1500 Whitehall ln, St. helena; 707 967-8046 X Winery – 1405 2nd Street, napa; 707 204-9522 Yates Family Vineyard – 3104 redwood rd, napa; 707-226-1800 Young Ridge Estate – 1200 thompson Ave, napa; 707 265-8400 Z-52 – Poured at taste at oxbow, 708 first St, napa; 707 265-9600 Zahtila Vineyards – 2250 lake county hwy; calistoga; 707 942-9251 ZD WINES – 8383 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 963-5188 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Sun-thu 10-5:30, fri-Sat 10-8 open by advance appointment tue-Sat 11-5, Sun & Mon by appt open daily 10-4:30 by appointment open daily 10-5 by appointment open by appointment Mon-fri 10-2 by appointment open by appointment open daily 11-6 open by appointment only open by appointment only open by appointment 10:30-4:30 Sun, Mon, tue, thu 10-5, fri-Sat 10-6:30 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9 open by appointment only open ralph is there open by appointment open by appointment 10-5 open daily 10-5:45 open by appointment only open by appointment only open daily 11-5 open daily 10-5 by appt Arbios/Praxis – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11am-6pm Archipel – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800-273-0177 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-5 Arista Winery – 7015 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0606 open daily 11-5 ARMIDA WINERY – 2201 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 433-2222 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Children OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Arnot-Roberts – healdsburg; 707 820-1383 open by appointment only Arrowood Vineyards & Winery – 14347 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-2600 open daily 10-4:30 Asti Winery – 26150 Asti rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5 Atascadero Creek – 4114 ross road, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 By appointment only Audelssa Estate Winery– 13750 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 933-8514 open daily 11-5 Balletto – 5700 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 568-2455 open daily 10-5 B. 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COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 800-330-4064 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings B Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 open daily 11-4:30 Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner rd, Santa rosa; 707 578-4091 open by appointment only Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30 Benovia Winery – 339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441 open by appointment only Benziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 707 935-4046 open daily 10-5 Bevan Cellars – 3900 Matanzas creek ln, Santa rosa; 707 332-2918 open by appointment only Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 Boisset Taste of Terroir – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9 Bonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter) Bradford Mountain – Poured at cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7 Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726 By appointment Buena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5 C. Donatiello – healdsburg; 707 431-4442 open by appointment only Camellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6 Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457 open by appointment only Carol Shelton – 3354-B coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 575-3441 open by appt, 11-4 Cass Winery – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Suite e, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thur-Mon 11-6,tue-Wed 4-6 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 fourth Street, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 Chalk Hill – 10300 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 657-4837 open daily 10-4 CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6 Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only fri 10 & 2 Chateau Felice – 10603 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 836-9011 Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERY
VOTED ‘BEST TASTING ROOM’

ANABA WINES
Taste award-winning Rhône and Burgundian style wines inside the wind powered tasting room, a 100-year-old farmhouse. Or picnic on the patio overlooking the beautiful estate vineyards! PreSent thiS AD AnD receiVe A 2-for-1 tASting!

open Daily 10:30am -5:30pm / 60 Bonneau road, Sonoma (707) 996-4188 / www.anabawines.com

open Mon-Sat 11-6:30, Sun 11-4:30 Mon-tue 11-7, Wed-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-7 open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment only open daily by appointment only open by appointment only Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-9 Daily 10-4:30 open daily 10-4:30

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

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8555 Sonoma highway, Kenwood www.chateauStJean.com | 800-543-7572 Christie Vineyards – 851 limerick lane, healdsburg; 707 431-0662 By appointment only

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CHRISTOPHER CREEK – 641 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-8243 open daily 11-5 Picnic Area Clarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 open by appointment only CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 open daily 10-6 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings Clos du Bois – 19410 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-3100 open daily 10-4:30 Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841 open by appointment only Collier Falls – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Copain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822 open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt Corda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310 open by appointment only D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826 open by appointment only D’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5 Dark Horse – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11am-6pm Dashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Da Vero – 788 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5 David Coffaro – 7485 Dry creek rd, geyserville; 707 433-9715 open daily 11-4 David Noyes – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 Davis Family Vnyds – 52 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3858 thu-Sun 11-4:30 Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 open daily 10:30-4:30 Dehlinger – 4101 Vine hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378 Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays only De La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711 open daily 11-4:30, Mon-fri by appt DE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5 DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-2000 open daily 10:30-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Deux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945 open by appointment only DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-enoteca, 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 open daily 11-5:30, tue seasonal Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1000 open daily 10:30-4:30 Duchamp Estate – 280 chiquita rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6665 open by appointment only Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 By appointment only DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2700 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Dutton Estate – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5 Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 grevenstein highway north, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 open daily 10-4:30 Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 857-1529 open daily 10:30-5:30 Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6 Ensuenos – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11am-6pm Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 1014 hopper Ave, #612, Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700 nov 15 -Aug 15 by appt ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 939-8525 open daily 11-5 Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1637 open daily 10-5 Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 open daily 10:30-4:30 Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma hwy. 12; 707 833-4444 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-feb closed tu-We FAVERO VNYDS – 3939 lovall Valley rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939 open by appointment only – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal FERRARI CARANO
VINEYARDS AND WINERY Taste World-Class Wines • Stroll Acres of Lush Gardens Tours and Private Tastings by Appointment 2 for 1 Classic Wines Tasting with this ad 8761 Dry creek road, healdsburg • ferrari-carano.com • 707-433-6700

FERRARI-CARANO SEASONS OF THE VINEYARD 113 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 431-2222 tue-Sun 11-6 Field Stone Winery – 10075 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-7266 open daily 10-5 Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661 open by appointment Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7 Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 11-6 Forchini Vineyards – 5141 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8886 fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-thur by appt Forth Vnyds – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 FOYT FAMILY WINES – poured at Meadowcroft Wines, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6 Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1462 open daily 11-6 Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756 open by appointment only Freestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 Win: thu-Mon 11-5, Sum: daily 11-5 Friendly Dog Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5 Frick – 23072 Walling road, geyserville; 707 857-1980 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers fri) FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher creek rd, cloverdale; 707 894-3389 open daily 10:30-4:30 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Garden Creek Ranch– 2335 geysers rd, geyserville; 707 433-8345 open by appointment only Gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside rd, healdsburg;707 473-2909 open daily 10:30-4:30 Geyser Peak Winery – At canyon rd, 22281 chianti rd, geyserville; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5 GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Gofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801 open by appointment only Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1645 open by appointment Gourmet Au Bay – 913 hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-thu 11-7 Graton Ridge – 3541 gravenstein hwy 116 n, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 fri-Mon 10-4:30 GRIEVE FAMILY – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma open daily 11-4:30 Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs road, geyserville; 707 433-2371 Sat 10-4 or by appt Hanna Winery – 9280 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 431-4310 open daily 10-4 5353 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 575-3371 open daily 10-4 Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 lomita Avenue, Sonoma, cA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860 open by appointment only Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli road, forestville; 707 887-1756 open daily 10-4:30 Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm, 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5 Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 573-8711 open daily 10-5 Hauck Cellars – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065 open thu-Mon 11:30-5, fri & Sat till 7 Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 thu-Mon 10-5 Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 thu-Mon 12-6 Hawley Wines – 36 north Street, healdsburg; 707 473-9500 open daily 11-6 Haywood Winery – 18000 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020 open by appointment only 26 east napa St, Ste c; 707 933-3001 open daily 11-6 Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 By appointment only Highway 12 Winery – 498 first St. e, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 open daily 10:30-5:30 HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, glen ellen; 707 938-7622 thu-Sun 11-6 Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7 Holdredge – 51 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-4 Hook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30 HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6491 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Imagery Estate – 14355 hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30 Inman Family – 3900 Piner road, Santa rosa; 707 395-0689 fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt. Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360e coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30 In Vino Veritas – 118 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0307 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-8

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Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-4:30 J KEVERSON – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm, 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5 J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8pm, late weekends J Rickards Winery – 24505 chianti rd, cloverdale; 707 758-3441 tue-Sat 11-4 J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-3646 open daily 11-5 JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 open daily 10-5:30 Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-5 John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123 open by appointment only Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250 open by appointment only Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 laguna rd, forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30 Kachina – 4551 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 332-7917 open by appointment only Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700 open by appointment only Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4 KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 open daily 10-5 Keller Estate – 5875 lakeville hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 thu-Sun 11- 4:30 KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 fulton rd, fulton; 707 571-8100 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings KENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-7102 open daily 10-5 Children & Pets OK Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 open daily 10-4:30 Kokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30 Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5 Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755 open by appointment only Kunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-4 La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, healdsburg; 707 431-9400 open daily 10:30-5:30 Lago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-2999 open daily 10-4:30 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9600 open daily 10:30-4:30 Lancaster Estate – 15001 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209 open by appointment only Landmark – 101 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 open daily 10-4:30 Larson Family – 23355 Millerick rd, Sonoma; 707-938-3031 open daily 10-5 Laurel Glen – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11am-6pm, tue by appt LEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Leonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 352 262-0963 Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by appt Limerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-9211 open daily 10-5 Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma hwy, glen ellen; 707 996-2750 thu-Mon 11-4:30 Littorai Wines – 788 gold ridge rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586 open by appointment only Locals Tasting Room – corner of geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707-857-4900 open daily 11-6 Longboard Vineyards – 5 fitch St, healdsburg; 707 433-3473 open daily 11-6 LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 935-7221 open daily 11-5 by appt Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours Lynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 11-4 MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312 open by appointment only MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780 open by appointment only Macrae Family – at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 MacRostie Winery – 21481 eighth St e, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment MADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30 MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-4052 fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-thur by appt – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Marimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4 Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, fulton; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5 MARTIN RAY – 2191 laguna road, Santa rosa; 707 823-2404 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1909 open by appointment only Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley rd, Santa rosa; 707 528-6464 open daily 10-4:30 MATRIX – 3291 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1911 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-0804 open daily 10-5 MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive @ highway 12, glen ellen; 707 938-9401 open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYO FAMILY – at the cellar Door, 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6 MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8159 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

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Located in CornerStone Gardens, an extraordinary destination spot that features a “festival” of gardens, as well as unique shops and galleries.

open Daily 11-6 • 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma. • 707-934-4090 Medlock Ames – 3487 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8845 open daily 10-5 Meeker Vineyards – 21035 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 431-2148 open daily 10:30-6 Mercury Winery – 21015 geyserville Avenue, geyserville; 707 857-9870 thu-Mon 11-6 Merriam Vnyds – 11650 los Amigos rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4032 open daily 10-5 Merry Edwards – 2959 gravenstein hwy n, Sebastopol; 888-388-9050 open daily 9:30-4:30, appt recommended Michael Bernard – 779 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2900 open daily11-5 Michel-Schlumberger – 4155 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7427 open by appointment only Mietz Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 Daily 10:30-4:30 Mill Creek Vineyards – 1401 Westside rd; healdsburg; 707 431-2121 open daily 10-5 MoniClaire Vineyards – 1750 lytton Springs rd; healdsburg; 707 433-4320 open by appointment only Montemaggiore – 2355 West Dry creek r rd; healdsburg; 707 433-9499 open by appointment only MOONDANCE CELLARS
Formerly a founding member of The Wine Room in Sonoma Valley, Moondance Cellars produces small lots of award-winning Napa and Sonoma County varietals and blends, often poured by the winemaker. Also pouring Orchard Station Winery and The Friendly Dog Winery. Voted Best Tasting Room of the North Bay (Bohemian)

Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday 707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcome MOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30 Mountain Terraces – 707 481-7377 open by appointment only Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148 open by appointment only Mueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4 Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 499-7644 open daily 10:30-5:30 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6 Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 942-6180 open by appointment only Nalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Sat 12-5 & by appt Nicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6 Novy Family – 980 Airway ct, Ste c, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3 Occidental Road Cellars – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9401 open Sat 1-4 Old World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 578-3148 open by appointment only Optima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222 open by appointment only Orchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5 Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148 open by appointment only Palmeri – Poured at terroirs Artisan Wines, 21001 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0422 open daily 11-4:30

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PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 thomas lake harris Dr, Santa rosa; 707 528-Wine open daily 11-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours PARADISE RIDGE TASTING ROOM – 8860 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 282-9020 open daily 11-6 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Parmelee Hill – 1695 Sperring rd, Sonoma; 707 933-8905 open by appointment only Passalacqua Vnyds – 3805 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 877-825-5547 open daily 11-5 Pasterick Vnyd – 3491 West Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4655 open by appointment only Pastori Winery – 23189 geyserville Ave, cloverdale; 707 857-3418 open by appointment only Paul Hobbs – Sebastopol; 707 824-9879 open by appointment only Pedroncelli Vineyards – 1220 canyon rd, geyserville; 707 857-3531 open daily 10-4:30 Pellegrini Family– 4055 West olivet rd, Santa rosa; 800-891-0244 open daily 10:30-4:30 Pendleton Estate – 35100 hwy 128, cloverdale; 707 894-3732 open by appointment only Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Peters Family – 2064 hwy. 116 no, Suite 102, Sebastopol; 707 829-3111 open by appointment only Peterson – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707-431-7568 fri-Mon 11-4:30 Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Petroni Vineyards – 990 cavedale road, Sonoma; 707 935-8311 open by appointment Pezzi King Vnyds – old roma Station, 412 hudson St , healdsburg; 707 431-9388 open by appointment only Philip Staley – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Portalupi – 107 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0960 open daily 10:30-7 Porter Creek – 8735 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6321 open daily 10:30-4:30 Preston of Dry Creek – 9282 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-3372 open daily 11-4:30 Quivira Vineyards – 4900 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8333 open daily 11-5 R2 Wine Co – 654 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 933-1330 open daily 11-6 Ramazzotti Wines – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Ram’s Gate – 28700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 721-8700 thur-Mon 10-6 Ravenswood – 18701 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 938-1960 open daily 10-4:30 Raymond Burr – 8339 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4365 open daily 11-5 Red Car Wine Co – 8400 graton rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-8500x107 open daily 10-4:30 RH – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Richardson Winery – at the cellar Door in Sonoma, 1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-6 Ridge Vnyds/Lytton Springs – 650 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 433-7721 open daily 11-4; Summer fri-Sun till 5 River Road Vnyds – 5220 ross rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-8130 open by appointment only Roadhouse Winery – 107B W. north Street, healdsburg; 707 922-6362 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sun 12-7 Robert Hunter – at the cellar Door in Sonoma,1395 Broadway; 707 938-4466 open daily 11-6 – 15655 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 328-0173 open by appointment only Robert Rue Vnyd – 1406 Wood rd, fulton; 707 578-1601 fri-Sun 10-5, thu-Mon by appt Robert Young Estate – 4960 red Winery rd, geyserville; 707 431-4811 open daily 10-4:30 Robledo Family Winery – 21901 Bonness rd, Sonoma; 707 939-6903 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 by appt Roche – 122 West Spain St, Sonoma open daily 11-6 Rochioli – 6192 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-2305 thu-Mon 11-4, tue-Wed by appt Rocking Z – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS – 11455 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-1533 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK open daily 10-5 Roessler – 380 first St W, Sonoma; 707 933-4440 open daily 11-6 Route 128 Winery – 21079 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 696-0004 thur-Sun 11-6 Rued – 3863 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1569 open daily 11-4:30 Russian Hill Estate – 4525 Slusser rd, Windsor; 707 575-9428 open daily 10-4 Russian River Vineyards – 5700 gravenstein hwy n, forestville; 707 887-3344 open daily 11-5 Sable Ridge Winery – 6320 Jamison rd; Santa rosa; 707 542-3138 open by appointment only Saini Vineyards – 918 ridge View Dr; healdsburg; 707 799-0272 open by appointment only Sapphire Hill – 55 front Street, healdsburg; 707 431-1888 thurs-Mon 11-4:30 Saracina/Atrea – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11am-6pm SAUSAL WINERY – 7370 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2285 open daily 10-4 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Sbragia Family – 9990 Dry creek road, geyserville; 707 473-2992 open daily 11-5 SCHUG CARNEROS ESTATE – 602 Bonneau road, Sonoma; 800-966-9365 open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children Welcomed, Picnic Area SEABISCUIT RANCH – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS – 389 fourth St. east, Sonoma; 707 933-3226 open daily 11-5 Complimentary Tours, Gift Items, Picnic Area & Supplies, Children & Pets Welcomed Seghesio Winery – 14730 grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-3579 open daily 10–5 Selby Winery – 215 center St, healdsburg; 707 431-1288 open daily 11-5 Shane Wine Cellars –novato; 415 342-7926 By appointment Sheldon – 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755 thu 4-8 or by appt Siduri Wines – 981 Airway court, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 By appointment daily 10-3 Silver Oak Cellars – 24625 chianti road, geyserville; 707 942-7026 Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5, tours by appt Simi Winery – 16275 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-3232 open daily 10-5 Skewis Wines – 57 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-2160 fri-Mon 11-4 SL Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 SODA ROCK WINERY – 8015 highway 128, healdsburg; 707 433-3303 open daily 11-5 Sojourn Cellars –141 e. napa Street, Sonoma; 707 933-9753 Daily 10-5 by appointment Sonoma-Cutrer – 4401 Slusser rd, Windsor, 707 237-3489 Appointments recommended, thu-Mon 10-4 SONOMA ENOTECA – 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 Wed-Mon 11-6, tue hours seasonal Sonoma Valley Portworks – 613 2nd St, Petaluma; 707 769-5203 Mon-Sat 12-5 Souverain – At historic Asti, 26150 Asti Post office rd, cloverdale; 707-433-2822 Daily 10-5 ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. helena road; Santa rosa; 707 538-8674 open daily 9-5 by appointment Staley – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Starlite Vineyards – 5511 highway 128, geyserville; 707 431-1102 Sat & Sun 11-5 or by appt Stephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7 Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520 open by appointment only Stonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128; 707 473-3333; healdsburg fri-Mon 11-4:30 or by appt Stryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 open daily 10:30-5 Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745 fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommended SUNCÉ WINERY – 1839 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-9463 open daily 10:30-5 Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-fri 11-4 Talty – 7127 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8438 open by appointment only Tara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049 open by appointment only Teira Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5 Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 geyserville Ave, Ste 101, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8031 open daily 11-5 Three Alarm – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8, later on weekends Thumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, healdsburg; 707 433-2393 open daily 11-6. fri & Sat 11-7 Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5 Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30 TOPEL
Exquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown to exacting organic and biodynamic standards
MARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORS

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

open Daily 11-7 125 Matheson Street, healdsburg • (707) 433-4116 TRENTADUE – 19170 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 433-3104 Tres Hermanas – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10-5 open daily 10:30-5

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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
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 UPTick Vineyards – 9050 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 837-5830 Valley of the Moon – 777 Madrone rd, glen ellen; 707 996-6941 Vérité – 4611 thomas rd, healdsburg; 800 273-0177 VIANSA WINERY – 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 935-4700 Vintners Signatures –4001 highway 128, geyserville; 707 857-3300 thur-Sun 10-5 open daily 11-5 Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 open daily 11-6 open by appointment only tue-Sun 11-6, Mon by appt open daily 10-4:30 open by appointment only open daily 10-5 open daily 10:30-5 Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977 open by appointment only Cinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 open daily 11-5 Clos LaChance – 1 hummingbird ln, San Martin; 800 itS-Wine open daily 11-5 Clos Tita – 4 Kendall lane, Santa cruz; 831 439-9235 open by appointment only Cooper-Garrod – 22645 garrod rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa cruz; 831 425-Wine fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6 Creekview Vineyards – 12467 creekview ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5 Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-Wine Wed-Sun 11-5 David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 DeRose Vineyards – 9970 cienega Valley road, hollister; 831 636-9143 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointment Domenico Wines – 1697 industrial rd, San carlos; 650 593-2335 open daily 12-5 Enz – 1781 limekiln road, hollister; 831 637-6443 By appointment only Equinox – 427-c Swift St, Santa cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 fri-Sun 12-5 Fernwood Cellars – 7137 redwood retreat, gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5 Fleming Jenkins Vnys & Winery – 45 W. Main St, los gatos; 408 358-4949 tue-Sun 12-6 Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-8986 open by appointment only Fortino Winery – 4525 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-3305 tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith rd, hollister; 831 902-5354 Weekends July thru Sept Guglielmo Winery – 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 Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500 Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointment Hunter Hill – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 open daily 10-5 Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 846-8463 thur-Mon 12-5 Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 847-8827 open daily 10-5 Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551 open by appointment only La Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104 open by appointment only La Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo road, half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 open daily 10-5 Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, hollister; 831 636-1023 open daily 11-5 LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 loma Prieta Way, los gatos; 408 353-2950 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Martin Ranch – 6675 redwood retreat road, gilroy; 408 842-9197 open third weekend of each month 12-4 Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 open by appointment only MJA VINEYARDS – 328A ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 open daily 12-6 MJA VINEYARDS – 24900 highland Way, los gatos; 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 11-5 Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan hill; 408 779-7389 tue-Sun 10-5 Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 fri-Sun 12-5 Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821 open by appointment only Muns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663 open by appointment only Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871 Special events & by appointment Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4 Odonata – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5 Organic Wine Works – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 800-oWW-Wine open daily 12-5 Osocalis – 5579 old San Jose rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 open by appointment only P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 hopkins gulch rd, Boulder creek; 831 338-0172 open by appointment only Pietra Santa – 10034 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-1991 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment only Pelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-5 Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5 Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601 Sat 11-4 or by appointment Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 Summer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointment POETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt

VJB VINEYARDS & CELLARS
Our wines are sold exclusively from our Tasting Room or through our Wine Club Enoteca. We invite you to experience for yourself our family charm.

9077 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood • open Daily 10am-5pm 707-833-2300 • www.vjbcellars.com VML Russian River Winery – 4035 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-4404 open daily 11-5 Wattle Creek Winery – 25510 river rd, cloverdale; 707 894-5166 open by appointment only Wellington Vineyards – 11600 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 939-0708 open daily 11-5 Westwood Winery – 11 e. napa St, Suite 3, Sonoma; 707 935-3246 Mon-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 White Oak Vineyards – 7505 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-8429 open daily 10-5 Williamson – 134 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 433-1500 open daily 11-7 Williams Selyem – 7227 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6425 open by appointment only WILSON – 1960 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-4355 open daily 11-5 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Wind Gap Wines – forestville; 707 235-4938 open by appointment only Windsor Oaks Vineyards – 10810 hillview rd, Windsor; 707 433-4050 open by appointment only Windsor Vineyards – at Vintage Wine estates, 308B center St, healdsburg; 707 921-2893 open daily 11-7 Wine Tree Farm – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 Woodenhead – 5700 river rd, Santa rosa; 707 887-2703 open thu-Mon 10:30-4:30 XYZin – Poured at geyser Peak, 22281 chianti rd, healdsburg; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5 Yoakim Bridge – 7209 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8511 fri-Sun 11-4 or by appointment Zichichi Family – 8626 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-4410 open daily 11-4:30

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
Ahlgren Vineyard – 20320 hwy 9, Boulder creek; 800 338-6071 Sat 12-4 or by appointment Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172 Sat 12-5 or by appointment Aptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680 open by appointment only Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, capitola; 831 462-1065 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-f 12-6 Bargetto Winery – 3535 n. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 open daily 12-5 Beauregard – 10 Pine flat road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-Wine open daily 11-5 Big Basin– 830 Memory lane, Boulder creek; 831 621-8028 open by appointment only Big Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-thu 11-5, fri-Sat 11-7 Black Ridge – 18550 Black rd, los gatos; 408 399-6396 open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointment Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 888 819-6789 open daily 12-5, summer till 6 Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120 open by appointment only BURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit rd, los gatos; 408 353-6290 open thu-Sun 11-5 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Byington Winery – 21850 Bear creek road, los gatos; 408 354-1111 tue-Sun 11-5 Calera – 11300 cienega road, hollister; 831 637-9170 open daily 11-4:30 Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass hwy, hollister; 800 543-1702 open daily 9-6 Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 liberta Drive, Morgan hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5 Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, capitola; 831 476-2282 tue-thu 4-12, fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9

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Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey hwy, gilroy; 408 842-5649 open daily 10-5 Regale Winery – 24040 Summit road, los gatos; 408 353-2500 Sat-Sun 12-5 Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233 Sat-Sun 11-4 River Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 open by appointment only Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean creek rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 335-4242 Wed-Sun 12-5 Sarah’s Vineyard – 4005 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-1947 open daily 11-5 Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, gilroy; 408 848-5823 Sat-Sun 12-5 Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 congress Springs rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 open daily 11-5 Silver Mountain – off old San Jose-Soquel rd Miller cutoff; 408 353-2278 Sat 12-5 Silver Mountain – 402 ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa cruz; 831 466-0559 thu-Sun 12-5 Solis – 3920 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-6306 open daily 12-5 Sones Cellars – 334 B ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 420-1552 fri-Sun 12-5 Soquel Vineyards – 8063 glen haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Sat-Sun 11-4 Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa cruz; 831 458-5030 open daily 12-5 Summerayne – limekiln road, hollister; 831 902-5638 open by appointment only Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas road, Morgan hill; 408 779-4738 thu, fri, Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5 Team Zin – 830-3 Jury court, San Jose; 408 445-2508 1st Sun of the month Testarossa Vineyards – 300-A college Ave, los gatos; 408 354-6150 open daily 11-5 Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Wed-Sun 11-5 Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, gilroy; 408 842-7016 tue-Sun 12-5 Travieso Winery – 165 cristich lane, #f, campbell; 650 248-5641 Saturdays 11-4 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5 Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705 open by appointment only Villa del Monte Winery – Summit rd (near old Santa cruz hwy), los gatos; 888 788-4583 open by appointment only Vinocruz – Abbott Square on cooper Street, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436 Mon-thu 11-7, fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6 VINE HILL – 2300 Jarvis road, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436 open third weekend each month 12-5 & special events Vino Prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Santa cruz; 831 426-0750 Mon-tue 2-8, Wed-fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8 Vino Tabi – 334c ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426 1809 Sat-thu 12-6, fri 12-9 Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463 Sat, Apr-oct 12-5 & by appointment Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144 open by appointment only Zayante Vineyards – 420 old Mount rd; felton; 831 335-7992 Special events & by appointment CARMEL VALLEY Bernardus – 5 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 open daily 11-5 Boekenoogen – 24 West carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 open daily 11-5 Boëté Vineyards– 7156 carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 open daily 12-5 Carmel Hills – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 thur-tue 12-6 Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel; 831 624-2600 Mon-fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Chateau Sinnet – 13746 center Street, carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 open daily 12-6 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 1-6, Sat 12-6 Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Mon-thu 11-4:30, fri-Sun 11-6 Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 open daily 11-6 Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 open daily 11-5 Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 fri-Sun 11-5 TASTE MORGAN Featuring the Wines of Morgan Winery and Lee Family Farm in the crossroads Shopping Village, rio road at highway 1 / carmel open 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (831) 626-3700 / morganwinery.com Otter Cove Wines – 9 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 320-3050 Mon-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6 Parsonage Village Vineyard – 19 east carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-7322 open daily 11-5 Talbott Vineyards – 53 West carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 659-3500 open daily 11-5 Tudor Wines - in Andre Bouchee, Between ocean & 7th, carmel by the Sea; 831-224-2116 fri-Sun 12-5 MONTEREY WINERIES A Taste of Monterey – 700 cannery row, Suite Kk, Monterey; 831 646-5446 open daily 10-6 Bargetto Winery – 700 cannery row Suite g, Monterey; 831 373-4053 Mon-fri 11-6, Sat & Sun 11-6:30 Baywood Cellars – 381 cannery row Suite c, Monterey; 831 645-9035 Mon-Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5 Chateau Sinnet – 1184 Broadway, Seaside; 831 394-6090 open by appointment only Figge Cellars – 3348 Paul Davis Drive Suite 101, Marina; 831 384-4149 Mon-fri by appointment only Pierce Ranch – 499 Wave Street, Monterey; 831 372-8900 thu-Mon 11-6:30 Scheid Vineyards Wine Lounge - 751 cannery row, Monterey; 831-656-9463 open daily 11-8 Ventana Vineyards – 2999 Monterey-Salinas hwy, Monterey; 831 372-7415 open daily 11-5 Wine from the Heart Tasting Rm – 241 Alvarado St, Monterey; 831 641-9463 open daily 10-6 SALINAS VALLEY A Taste of Monterey – 127 Main Street, Salinas; 831 751-1980 Mon-Wed 11-5, thur-Sat 11-6 Boekenoogen – Santa lucia highlands, Salinas; 831 675-3549 open by appointment only De Tierra –740 Airport Blvd, Salinas; 831 754-3176 open by appointment only Talbott Vineyards – 1380 river road, Salinas; 831 675-0942 fri-Sun 11-5 HAHN SLH ESTATES – 37700 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-4555 Mon-fri 11-4 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Winery Tours Sat-Sun 11-5 Hammond Vnyds– 655 river road, Salinas; 831 455-8173 Sat-Sun 11-5 Manzoni Estate – 30981 river road, Soledad; 831 675-3398 Sat-Sun 11-5 Marilyn Remark – 645 river road, Salinas; 831 455-9310 Sat-Sun, holidays 11-5 Paraiso Vineyards – 38060 Paraiso Springs road, Soledad; 831 678-0300 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 11-4 Pessagno Winery – 1645 river road, Salinas; 831 675-9463 Mon-thu 11-4, fri-Sun 11-5 Ray Franscioni – 132720 river road; gonzales; 831 455-1096 open by appointment only Scheid Vineyards – 1972 hobson Avenue, greenfield; 831 386-0316 open daily 11-5 Sycamore Cellars – 45185 Arroyo Seco road, greenfield; 831 674-5768 Sat- Sun 11-5 Ventana Vineyards – 38740 los coches road, Soledad; 831 678-2900 Weekends & Most holidays 11-5 Wrath Wines – 35801 foothill road, Soledad; 831 678-2212 thu-Mon 11-4:30

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Albertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475 open by appointment Barra of Mendocino – 7051 n. State Street, redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 open daily 10-5 Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069 open daily11-8 Bell Hill Vineyards– 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7 Brassfield Estate– 10915 high Valley rd, clearlake oaks; 707 998-1895 Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in Winter Breggo Cellars – 11001 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 open daily 11-5 Brutocao Cellars – 7000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 open daily 10-5 Brutocao Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1664 open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 campovida – -; 707 744-8797 open daily 10-5, Ceago Vinegarden – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 open daily 10-5 Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Wed-Sun 11-5:30 Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill creek rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146 open by appointment only Claudia Springs – 1810 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5 Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs rd. n., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651 May-oct, fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt Demuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729 open by appointment Dogwood Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, Ste h, hopland; 707 743-0301 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri by appt Drew Family – 9000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 thu-Mon 11-5 Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. house road, hopland; 707 744-1493 open by appointment Dunwood Vineyards – 2399 n. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985 open by appointment Eden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 open by appointment Elke Vineyards – 12351 hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 fri-Mon 11-5 Esterlina – 1200 holmes ranch road, Philo; 707 895-2920 open by appointment only

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Foursight Wines – 14475 highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 fri-Mon 10-4:30 Frey – 14000 tomki rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5177 Mon-fri 10-5, by appointment Germain-Robin – P. o. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314 open by appointment only Mon-frid Giuseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401 School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment only Goldeneye Winery – 9200 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 open daily 11-4 Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.hwy 101; Suite 3, hopland; 707 744-8466 open daily 10-5 Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 open daily 10-5 Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point lakeview road, lower lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5 Handley Cellars – 3151 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Harmonique Wines – 1810 hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5 Hawk and Horse – 13048 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-0910 open by appointment only High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 e. State highway 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9400 tue-Sat 11-5 Husch Vineyards – 4400 hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 open daily 10-5 JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. hwy 101, hopland; 877-462-0666 open daily 10-5 Jeriko Estate – 12141 hewlitt & Sturtevant rd, hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4 Jim Ball Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 open daily 11-5 Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 gaddy lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995 By appointment Lake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper lake; 707 275-8030 thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6 Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5 Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30 Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304 open by appointment only Londer Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 thu-Mon 11-5 Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 ell river rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 Wine (9463) open by appointment only Maple Creek Winery – 20799 hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 open daily 10:30-5 Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243 open by appointment Masút Vnyd & Winery – 1301 reeves canyon rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5466 open by appointment McDowell Valley – 13380 S. hwy 101, hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. hwy 101 Suite #5, hopland; 707 744-8463 open daily 10-5 McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. hwy 101; hopland; 707 744-1986 open daily 10-5 Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 open daily 10-5 Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1396 open daily10-5 Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle rock road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 fri - Sun 11-5 Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213 open by appointment Navarro Vineyards – 5601 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 open daily 10-5 Nelson Family – 550 nelson ranch road; Ukiah open daily 10-5 Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 old long Valley road, clearlake oaks; 707 998-0319 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Oster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257 open by appointment Pacific Star – 33000 north highway 1, fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 open daily 11-5 Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5 Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5 Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5 Philo Ridge – 14125 hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303 Sat-Sun by appointment Ployez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5 Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5 Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay rd, lakeport; 707 263-0100 fri-Sun 10-5 Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5 Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5 Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South highway 101, hopland; 707 894-3683 open daily 10-5 Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1671 open daily 11-5 Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5 Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5 Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629 thu-Sat 11-5 or by appt Silversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointment SIP! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-8375 open daily 11-5 Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30 Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5 Snows Lake Vnyd –lower lake; 707 994-9444 open by appointment Sol Rouge – P.o. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000 open by appointment Standish Wine Co. – 5101 hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5 Steele Wines – 4350 thomas Drive, at hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5 Terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114 tue-Sun 10-5 Terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, fri-Sun 11-5 Testa Vineyards – 6400 north State Street, calpella; 707 485-7051 open by appointment Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo open daily 11-5 Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs rd, nice; 707 274-9373 open daily 10-5 Villa La Brenta – 1780 highway 53, clearlake; 707 994-4000 tue-Sun 10-5 Vin de Tevis – 51161 covelo rd, Dos rios; 707 983-8433 open by appointment only Weibel Winery – 13275 So hwy 101, Ste 1, hopland; 707 744-2200 open Daily 10-5 Whaler Vineyards – 6200 e Side capella rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355 open by appointment only Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 open daily 10-5 Yorkville Cellars – 25701 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6 ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 open Daily 10-5

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

YOLO COUNTY
Berryessa Gap – 27260 hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 tue-fri 12-4 or by appointment Berryessa Gap – 15 Main Street, Winters; 530 795-3201 thurs 4:30-8:30, fri 12-8:30, Sat 11-8:30, Sun 11-4 Bogle Vineyards – 37783 county rd, clarksburg; 916 744-1139 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 10California Cellars – 15511 isleton road, isleton; 916 777-5747 open by appointment only Capay Valley Vineyards – 13757 hwy 16, Brooks; 530 796-4110 open Sat-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by appointment Carvalho Family – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1625 Wed-Sun 11-5 Heringer Estates – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1227 thu-Sun 11-5 Purple Pearl Vineyards – 9177 currey rd, Dixon; 707 693-1607 thu-Sun 12-5 River Grove Winery – 52183 clarksburg rd, clarksburg; 916 744-9000 open by appointment only Rominger West – 4602 Second Street, Davis; 530 747-2044 Mon-Sat 10-6 Scribner Bend Vnyds – 9051 river rd, Sacramento; 916 744–1803 fri-Sun 11-4:30 Six Hands Winery – 13783 isleton rd, Walnut grove; 916 776-2053 open by appointment only Solomon Wine Co. – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744 1131 fri 1-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Three Wine Company– poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 707 933-9752 fri-Sun 11-5 Todd Taylor Wines – poured at the old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave, clarksburg; 916 744-1120 Sat & Sun 11-5 Turkovich Family Wines– 304 railroad Ave, Winters; 530 795-3842 thu 12-6, fri & Sat 12-9,Sun 12-5 Wilson Vineyards – clarksburg; 916 744-1456 open by appointment only

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BAY AREA/LIVERMORE
Bent Creek Winery – 5455 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-6320 Big White House – 6800 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1976 Bodegas Aguirre – 8580 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-0554 Cedar Mountain – 7000 tesla rd, livermore; 925 373-6636 Charles R Vnyds – 8195 crane ridge rd, livermore; 925 454-3040 Chouinard Vnyds – 33853 Palomares rd, castro Vly; 510 582-9900 Concannon – 4590 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2505 Crooked Vine – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Cuda Ridge Wines – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 510 304-0914 Dashe Cellars – 55 4th St, oakland; 510 452-1800 Eagle Ridge Vineyard – 10017 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-3375 Eckert Estate – 2400 Arroyo road, livermore; 925 584-6494 el Sol – 8626 lupine Way, livermore; 925 606-1827 Elliston Vineyards – 463 Kilkare, Sunol; 925 862-2377 Fenestra Winery – 83 Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 447-5246 Garré Vineyard & Winery – 7986 tesla rd, livermore; 925 371-8200 Hidden Creek – 5937 graham ct, Suite B, livermore; 925 371-2424 John Christopher – 25 So. livermore Ave, Ste 103, livermore; 925-456-Wine La Rochelle – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6442 Las Positas Vineyards – 1828 Wetmore rd, livermore; 925 449-9463 Lavish Laines Winery – tasted at good Brewer, 2960 Pacific Avenue, livermore; 925 321-0373 Les Chenes – 5562 Victoria lane, livermore; 925 373-1662 Little Valley Winery – 739 Main St, Pleasanton Livermore Valley Cellars– 2838 cellars Dr, livermore; 925 454-9463 Longevity Wines – 35 rickenbacker circle South, livermore; 888 325-Wine Marr Cellars – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine McGrail Vineyards – 5600 greenville rd, livermore; 925 373-6214 Miramont Estate – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine 24837 e. Milton rd, linden; 209 887-3178 Mitchell Katz Winery – 1188 Vineyard Ave; Pleasanton; 925 931-0744 Murietta’s Well – 3005 Mines rd; livermore; 925 456-2390 Occasio – 2245B South Vasco road, livermore; 925 371-1987 Page Mill– 1960 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 456-7676 Red Feather – 5700 greenville rd, livermore; 925 449-1871 Retzlaff Vineyards – 1356 S. livermore Ave, livermore; 925 447-8941 Rios Lovell Estate Winery – 6500 tesla rd, livermore; 925 443-0434 Rodrigue Molyneaux – 3053 Marina Ave, livermore; 925 447-4280 Ruby Hill Winery – 400 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton; 925 931-Wine Ryhan Estate Vineyards – 5385 east Ave, livermore; 408-209-9498 Singing Winemaker (The ) – poured at tesla Vintners, 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine Steven Kent – 5443 tesla rd, livermore; 925 243-6440 Stony Ridge Winery – 4948 tesla rd, livermore; 925 449-0458 Tamas Estate – 5489 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2380 Tenuta Vineyards – 633 Kalthoff common, livermore; 925 960-1006 Tesla Vintners – 5143 tesla rd, livermore; 925 606-Wine Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2300 Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo rd, livermore; 925 456-2405 Nottingham Cellars – 2245 South Vasco rd, livermore; 925 294-8647 fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-4 Sat-Sun 12-4 fri-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 (and most holidays) open daily 11-4:30 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30 fri-Sun 12-4:30 & by appointment thu-Sun 12-6, Mon by appt Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12 -5 & by appointment fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt fri-Sun 12-5 fri 12-4:30, Sat-Sun 11:30-5 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 thu-Sun 12-6 open daily 12-4:30 Sat-Sun 12-5 Wed-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 Weekends 12-4:30 thu-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 fri-Sun 12-5 fri-Mon 12-4:30 & by appointment fri-Sun 12-5 By appointment only thu-Sun 12-5 fri 2-6, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 fri-Sun 12 to 5 12-4:30 fri-Sunday & by appointment Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri 12-4 tue-fri 12-2, Sat-Sun 12-4:30 Wed-fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 11-5 Sat-Sun 12:30-5 open daily 11-5:30 fri-Sun 12-5 fri-Sun 12-5 open daily 12-4:30 Mon-Sat 11-4:30, Sun 12-4:30 open daily 12-4:30 fri-Sun 12-5 fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 open daily 11-4:30 open daily 11-6:30 Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares rd, castro Valley; 925 537-3932 White Crane Winery – 5405 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-8085 Wood Family Winery – 7702 cedar Mountain rd, livermore; 925 606-7411 Sat-Sun 12-5 thu-Mon 12-4:30 open by appointmentViano Vineyards

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Bloomfield Vnyd– 633 first Street, Brentwood; 925 634-9463 Captain Vineyards – 1969 Joseph Drive, Moraga; 925 631-0714 Enos Wines – 9000 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood; 925 634-3900 Hannah Nicole Vnyds – 6740 Balfour road, Brentwood; 925 513-0769 Happy Valley Cellars – 1223 Upper happy Valley road, lafayette; 925 283-1245 Lolonis Vnyds Tasting Room – 1930 tice Valley Blvd, Walnut creek; 925-456-Wine New Departures Wine Co. – 6140 Alhambra Valley road, Martinez; 925 366-8463 Odisea Wine Co. – 963 redwood Drive, Danville; 925 915-1662 Olin Wines – 975 Detroit Ave., Unit B, concord; 925 771-7107 Palomares Vineyards – 34329 Palomares road, castro Valley Parkmon Vineyards – 55 laird Drive, Moraga; 925 631-7980 Shadowbrook Winery – 3739 Shadowbrook court, Walnut creek; 925-988-9463 Sterling Albert Winery– 150 Mason circle, Suite J, concord; 925 219-2279 Tamayo Family Vnyds – 2155 elkins Way, Brentwood; 925 513-8463 Viano Vineyards – 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez; 925 228-6465 Wedl Wine Cellars – 400 tate lane, oakley; 925 360-9677 Wed-thu 4-8pm, fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm open by appointment open by appointment fri 11-3, Sat-Sun 1-5 open by appointment Mon-fri 1-4 open by appointment open by appointment Sat 12-4 or by appt. Sat-Sun 12-5 open by appointment open by appointment Sat 12-5pm, Sun by appt. open by appointment Wed-Mon 9-5pm open by appointment only

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