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SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 – ISSUE 39 – VOLUME 30 ON THE COVER ZD Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-61 Sonoma Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Sonoma Plaza Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Glen Ellen & Kenwood Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Lake & Mendocino Counties Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 NORTHERN CENTRAL COAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-66 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map . . . . . . . . . . 64 Salinas Valley Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 LIVERMORE VALLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Livermore Wineries Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-78

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intelligence for the Wine conSUMer by Len Napolitano

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

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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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 30: Vintner’s lunch, grgich hills estate • Sept 30: Murder Mystery • oct 7: Vintner’s lunch, ZD Wines 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 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 Rombauer Vineyards St. helena, 707 963-5170, www.rombauer.com • friday-Sunday: open by advance appointment only • Monday-thursday 10am-5pm • tasting $10 • Wine & cheese Pairing daily by appointment only, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $25 ONGOING Tours & Tasting at ZD Wines rutherford, rSVP 800-487-7757, www.zdwines.com • traditional tasting, $10, daily 10am-4pm • Premier tasting, $15, daily 10am-4pm • Private group tasting, $20, by appt • cellar tour & tasting, $25, 1pm weekends & holidays, M-f by appt • Vineyard View tasting, $40, Sat-Sun 11am, M-f by appt • Abacus tasting, $600 for 4-6 people, by appt • Wine train, $180 ONGOING FRIDAYS-SUNDAYS Food & Wine Pairings at Etude Winery napa, 10am, 1pm & 3pm, $35, $25/members www.etudewines.com, 707-257-5300 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 SATURDAYS Napa Riverwalk with Historian George Webber 2 hour tour with tales & lore of old town napa, 10am, $20, 707-251-8500 ONGOING Visitor Programs at Robert Mondavi Winery for details, 888-rMonDAVi x2, www.robertmondavi.com • the Signature tour & tasting • the Wine tasting Basics • the exclusive cellar tasting• tasting Beyond the Basics • the “harvest of Joy” tour & lunch ONGOING VIP Tasting & Artisan Barrel Factory Tour Bourassa Vineyards, napa, Mon-fri by appointment, $15 mid-week special Mention this listing, 800-499-2366, www.bourassavineyards.com ONGOING Tastings at Silverado Vineyards napa, 707-259-6611, 800-997-1770x611, www.silveradovineyards.com • Saddleblock Vineyard tasting, $75 • library tasting, $75 • Daily tasting room flights, estate/$10, Premier/$20 • Public tours & tasting, 10:30am & 2:30pm, $15 • Private tour and or tasting, 15-25 guests, $20/tour, $25/tour & tasting ONGOING 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 Napa Valley Opera House 1030 Main Street, napa, 707-226-7372, www.nvoh.org • Sept 24: nVoh gala • Sept 28: the Bacon Brothers • oct 1: tap Kids • oct 5: Benise – the Spanish guitar • oct 8: An evening with Wesla Whitfield • oct 9: laurence Juber, Peppino D’Agostino & carlos reyes • oct 10: Popovich comedy Pet theater • oct 11: comedy Series, Joe Klocek ONGOING Live at the Lincoln Theater Yountville, 707-944-1300, www.lincolntheater.com • Sept 25: napa Valley Symphony – Double the Pianos • oct 1: Jose feliciano • oct 2: the emperor’s new clothes • oct 6: te Vaka – South Pacific fusion • oct 8-9: gilbert gottfried ONGOING Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines napa, 5-9pm, 707-226-1378, www.backroomwines.com • Sept 22: riesling fan club of napa Valley • Sept 23: napa Valley cabernet: 5 AVAs • Sept 29: old World-new World comparison tasting • Sept 30: new Kids on the Block, tasting first releases • oct 6: cheese Meets Wine class by Janet fletcher

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• Daily: Valley first tour • Daily: grgich hills estate Winery tour • fri-Sun: Domaine chandon Winery tour • Sat: Valley’s only evening Winery tour • Mon-thu: Ambassador Winery tour • Sept 30: Vintner’s lunch, grgich hills estate • Sept 30: Murder Mystery • oct 7: Vintner’s lunch, ZD Wines

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ONGOING Live at Uptown Theatre napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com • Sept 23: Pat Metheny with larry grenadier • Sept 28: emmylou harris • Sept 30: Merle haggard • oct 2: esperanza Spalding – chamber Music Society • oct 8: robert earl Keen ONGOING Tasting Events at Wineries of Napa Valley napa town center, napa, 707-253-9450 www.napavintages.com, check website for times & prices • Sept 21: chocolate Decadence • Sept 29: flight night – craft Beer Samplers • Sept 24-25: Wine flight Weekends – Blends! 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 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

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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 Fundraiser 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 24-25 24th Annual Napa Valley Open Studios www.napavalleyopenstudios.org, 11am-5pm SEPTEMBER 25 Sunday Social Viader napa Valley, Deer Park, 12-4pm www.viadaer.com, 707-963-3816, $35, members/free SEPTEMBER 25 Music on the Terrace Domaine chandon, Yountville, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 SEPTEMBER 28 Movie on the Green: Cinema Paradiso Benessere Vineyards, St. helena, 6pm, rSVP, $15 www.benesserevineyards.com, 707-963-5853x105 OCTOBER 1 Annual Wine Club Grape Stomp Party at Grgich Hills Estate rutherford, 6pm, $75/members, $90/guests www.grgich.com, 707-963-2784 OCTOBER 1 9th Annual Sterling Silver Screenings®: Saboteur calistoga, gates open 7pm, movie at dusk, $10, $5/under 16 www.sterlingvineyards.com, 707-942-3322 OCTOBER 1 Grape Stomp at Artesa Winery napa, Wine club Member event, 10:30am-3pm, $60, rSVP www.artesawinery.com, 877-224-8309 OCTOBER 1 9th Annual Canine Heroes Wine Auction Meritage resort & Spa, guide Dogs for the Blind will host the 9th Annual canine heroes Wine Auction in napa Valley. Proceeds from the event help provide veterinary care for working guide Dogs and puppies-in-training. 5-10pm, $300, 800-295-4050, www.guidedogs.com/events • Silent auction, golden ticket raffle, wine tasting by local wineries and appetizers by local restaurants • four-course gourmet dinner • live auction by nationally acclaimed auctioneer Ursula hermacinski • Plenty of adorable puppies OCTOBER 2, 16 Music on the Terrace Domaine chandon, Yountville, www.chandon.com, 707-944-2280 OCTOBER 6 First Thursday Fashion! Food! Fun! Sip, shop & taste your way through downtown! Downtown calistoga, 6-9pm, www.calistogavisitors.com OCTOBER 7 Beaulieu Vineyard Red Wine Aroma Seminar rutherford, 2-4pm, $20/members & guests www.bvwines.com, 800-373-5896, rSVP OCTOBER 8 Harvest Party Benessere Vineyards, St. helena, 11am-3pm Members/$75, general admission/$90, rSVP www.benesserevineyards.com, 707-963-5853x107 OCTOBER 8-9 Eric Christensen to Appear at Gallery 1870 V Marketplace, Yountville, 2-5pm www.vmarketplace.com, 707-944-9670 OCTOBER 9 Profile Club 11th Annual Harvest Party at Merryvale Vineyards St. helena, 1-4pm, free/members, $25/guests www.merryvale.com, 877-887-7763, rSVP ONGOING Private Wine Tastings at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Pick of the Bunch – five wines, 6-8 people, $20-$40pp by appointment, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com • Scentiments – test your Smell Memory • White Wine lovers – wines paired with Artisan cheeses • King of reds – wines paired with dried fruits and chocolates • Matchmaker – wine and food pairing • PreVail tasting – wines paired with Artisan charcuterie plate • cabernet terroir tasting – comparison wines from different elevations ONGOING Wine and Food Pairing at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Matchmaker, learn the art and science of matching wines with the perfect food. 6-8 people, $35pp, by appointment 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com ONGOING Free Guided Winery Tour at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – Monday-Saturday, 10am, by appointment 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com ONGOING Group Private Tastings at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery healdsburg – includes 5 wines, 9-25 people in underground cellar, by appointment. $20 per person, 707-433-6700, www.ferrari-carano.com ONGOING Terroir & History Tour at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, A visit to chateau St. Jean lifts all of your senses. complimentary, 11am-2pm, 707-833-4134, www.chateaustjean.com ONGOING Food and Wine Pairing at the Mayo Reserve Room 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood, Daily, 10:30am-6pm, 7 course food/wine tasting $35, reservations recommended, 707-833-5504, www.mayofamilywinery.com ONGOING Wine Experiences at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, ten person minimum, 2 hours, $50, by appointment 707-833-4134x5258, www.chateaustjean.com • cinq cépages Blending Seminar, eight person minimum, 2 hours, $75 • cinq cépages component tasting, eight person minimum, 1.5 hours, $25 • Private ViP Wine tasting, 10:30am, 1 & 3pm, $25, 1 hour • Box lunch Prgram with tour ONGOING Tours, Tastings & Seminars at St. Francis Winery Santa rosa, ten person minimum, call for more information & reservations 888-675-Wine(9463)x255, www.stfranciswinery.com • Winery tour & tasting, 1.5 hours, $25 • Vineyards tour & tasting, 1 hour, $20 • Blending Seminar, 1.5 hour, $65 ONGOING Guided Winery Tours at Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, 11am, 1 & 3pm, $10, 707-996-7256, www.gloriaferrer.com ONGOING 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 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

SONOMA COUNTY
FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER Sebastiani Winery Friday Music Series Sonoma, 6-9pm, 707-933-3226, www.sebastiani.com • Sept 23: tBA • Sept 30: tBA • oct 7: Jami Jamison Band ONGOING Live Music at Centre du Vin ledson hotel, Sonoma, 707-996-9779 www.ledsonhotel.com • Sept 24, 30: Jess Petty • oct 8, 22: Jess Petty ONGOING Summer Music Series at de Lorimier Winery geyserville 6-8pm, 800-546-7718, www.delorimierwinery.com • Sept 30: Pulsators 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 24: Klein trio with Mike& Spike Klein & trevor Kinsel • oct 8: Mad & eddie Duran trio ONGOING Private Tastings at Viansa www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470 • italian Wine & cheese Pairing,10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment, $10/members, $25 • reserve Wine & food Pairing, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm by appointment free/members, $45 ONGOING Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Introduces Thematic Wine Program honoring great local wine makers. Plus, each thursday, 6:30-8pm celebrity winetenders. the lodge at Sonoma, rSVP, www.thelodgeatsonoma.com, 707-931-2042 ONGOING Vineyard Walk & Photography Workshop at B.R. Cohn Winery glen ellen, 10am-1pm, $45, $35/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com ONGOING Exclusive Wine & Cheese Tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery glen ellen, 11am & 3pm, $25, $20/members 707-931-7924x123, www.brcohn.com

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ONGOING THURSDAY – SUNDAY Unique Food & Wine Pairings at HKG Tasting Room glen ellen, 12-6pm, 707-938-7622, www.hopkilnwinery.com ONGOING Moondance Cellars & Orchard Station Wines glen ellen, Paired with Wine country chocolates truffle tastes, $10 707-938-7550, www.moondancecellars.com ONGOING THURSDAY-SATURDAY Michel-Schlumberger Winery Green Tour healdsburg, 10:30am, $25, 800-447-3060, www.michelschlumberger.com ONGOING MONDAY-SATURDAY Robert Young Estate Winery Vineyard Tours & Tasting in a Remodeled Grape Gondola geyserville, 11:30am, $10, box lunch provided for $20 707-431-4811, www.ryew.com 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 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Santa rosa, 707-546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org • Sept 23: Shirley Maclaine • oct 1: Sf comedy competition • oct 9: Am Phil Dark Shadows ONGOING Spreckels Performing Arts Center rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com • Sept 23-25: Pirates of Penzance • oct 1: John lennon tribute concert • oct 2: god Bless America, A tribute to irving Berlin ONGOING Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com • Sept 22: the Juke Joint • Sept 23: Alison harris & the Barn owls • Sept 24: Moreland & Arbuckle • Sept 29: the Juke Joint • Sept 30: Jacob fred Jazz odyssey • oct 1: Music for Animals • oct 2: Bob Schneider ONGOING THURSDAYS Winemaker Thursday Series at Big Bottom Market guerneville, 6-8pm, 707-604-7295, www.bigbottommarket.com • Sept 29: tara Sharp, captûre Wines 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 23: Still Smooth • Sept 30: Andrea claburn • oct 7: full Steam 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 24: Brian cline, guitar & vocals ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 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. www.sriff.org, 707-935-3456

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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 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 23-25, 30 OCTOBER 1, 7-9 Harvest Lunches Michel-Schlumberger Winery, healdsburg, 11am-2pm, $65 www.michelsclumberger.com, 800-447-3060 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 & Pat Simmons, Jr. • Sept 25: Music festival with lynyrd Skynyrd, Doobie Brothers, Jim Messina, 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 California Wine & Food Pairing at Viansa Sonoma, 10:30am, 1pm, $15/members, $20 www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470, rSVP SEPTEMBER 24 Hike & Taste in the Vineyards Kunde family estate, Kenwood, 10am, $30, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501 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 24-25 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 Italian Food & Wine Pairing at Viansa Sonoma, 10:30am, $15/members, $20 www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470, rSVP 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, Petaluma fourth and Sea restaurant, 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 30 Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer Flavor Palate & Sparkling Wines – An Appetizing Seminar Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25 plus tax, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 SEPTEMBER 30 Patio Club Dinner – 2008 Cinq Cépages Release at Chateau St. Jean Kenwood, 6:30-10pm, $150/member, 800-543-7572, rSVP www.chateaustjean.com SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 2 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sonoma county fairgrounds, Santa rosa Wine tasting, chef demos, grape stomp, art & much more! www.harvestfair.com, 707-545-4200 OCTOBER 1 2nd Annual Club deLo Harvest Dinner at deLorimier Winery geyserville, 800-546-7718, rSVP, www.delorimierwinery.com OCTOBER 1 Farm Stand at Kendall Jackson fulton, gourmet food trucks, fine wines & more! 10am-1pm, www.kj.com, 707-571-8100 OCTOBER 1 Eco-Tour Dog Hike Kunde family estate, Kenwood, 9am, $50, www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501 OCTOBER 2 Classic Car Cruise-Ins Sunday at B.R. Cohn Winery classic car enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their own cars! glen ellen, 11am-4pm, free, www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064 OCTOBER 2 11th Annual Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis Winery Santa rosa, 3-5pm, free, www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-Wine OCTOBER 2 Harvest Party at Viansa live music by harvey & the Wallbangers, 12-3pm Sonoma, event 11am-3pm, www.viansa.com, 800-995-7470 OCTOBER 2 Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge infineon raceway, Sonoma, 800-870-rAce, www.infineonraceway.com OCTOBER 6 Home Cheesemaking Class with Sheana Davis of The Epicurean Connection the Sonoma Valley inn, Sonoma, 1-3pm, $45 www.sheanadavis.com, 707-935-7960, rSVP OCTOBER 8 Wine Education Series at Gloria Ferrer: Flavor Palate & Sparkling Wines – An Appetizing Seminar Sonoma, 10:30am-12pm, $25 plus tax, www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1999 OCTOBER 8 Fall Farm-to-Table Dinner Quivira Vineyard, healdsburg, 4-8pm, www.quivirawine.com, 707-431-8354 OCTOBER 8 Orchard Walk & Mill Tour Mcevoy ranch, Petaluma, 10am-12pm, $30, 866-617-6779 OCTOBER 9 Second Sunday Southern-Style BBQ freestone Vineyards, freestone, www.freestonevineyards.com, 707-874-1010

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 FRIDAYS – SUNDAYS IN OCTOBER Haunted Barn rancho de la fuente, lakeport, www.ranchweddingevents.com, 707-263-3160 SEPTEMBER 22, 29 Meet the Winemaker Series Blue Wing Saloon, Upper lake, 5:30-8:30pm, www.bluewingsaloon.com, 707-275-2233 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

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SEPTEMBER 24 Ladies Night Out Milano family Winery, hopland, 4-8pm www.milanowinery.com, 707-744-1396 OCTOBER 1 21st Annual Konocti Challenge Bicycle Ride lakeport, www.konoctichallenge.com, 707-349-0815 OCTOBER 1 Octoberfest Main Street, lakeport, www.oktoberfest-lakeport.com, 707-263-5092 OCTOBER 1 Harvest Release Party Meyer family cellars, Yorkville, 11am-3pm www.mfcellars.com, 707-895-2341 OCTOBER 1-2 Falling Leaves Quilt Show lake county fairgrounds, lakeport www.llQg.org, 707-262-1201 OCTOBER 8-9 15th Annual Steele Wines Harvest Festival Steele Wines, Kelseyville, 10am-5pm www.steelewines.com, 707-279-9475 ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 25 5th Annual San Francisco Cocktail Week San francisco, www.sfcocktailweek.com ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 9 Golden Gate Park Band Summer Sunday Concerts golden gate Park, San francisco, 1pm, free www.goldengateparkband.org, 510-530-0814 OCTOBER 8 3rd Annual Lodi’s Treasure Island WineFest treasure island, San francisco, 1-5pm www.tiwinefest.com, 209-367-4727 OCTOBER 12 Union Street Wine Walk Union Street, San francisco, 4-8pm, www.sresporductions.com

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
ONGOING Tasting Room Tuesdays Santa cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the fairmont San Jose, San Jose Winery representative will pour & be available for “vine talk.” 5-7pm www.fairmont.com, www.scmwa.com, 800-441-1414, 831-685-8463 ONGOING Concert Series at Mountain Winery Saratoga, 408-741-2822, www.mountainwinery.com • Sept 23: Smokey robinson • Sept 24: B.B. King/Buddy guy • Sept 27: Dr. John & the lower 911/little feat with the Blind Boys of Alabama • Sept 28: John Prine • Sept 29: emmylou harris with court Yard hounds • Sept 30: DeVotchKa/gomez • oct 2: Merle haggard & Kris Kristofferson • oct 4: ZZ top • oct 8: Billy idol SEPTEMBER 24 Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk Downtown & old town, los gatos, 2-6pm, $40/adv, $50/door www.losgatoschamber.com, 408-354-9300 SEPTEMBER 25 Bordeaux Release, Sit Down Technical Tasting & Walk-About-Tasting thomas fogarty Winery, Woodside www.fogartywinery.com, 650-851-6777 SEPTEMBER 30, OCTOBER 1, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 27-31 Fright Nights Winchester Mystery house, San Jose www.WinchesterMysteryhouse.com

MARIN COUNTY
ONGOING Marin Center in San Rafael 415-499-6800, www.co.marin.ca.us • Sept 23-25: 5th Annual Pacific Pinball exhibition • Sept 30-oct 2: redwood empire Stamp fair • oct 1: italian film festival 18 Years later • oct 2, 4: Marin Symphony, totally tchaikovsky • oct 2: opening gala, celebrate Alasdair neale’s 10th Anniversary and a fresh local Music Season SEPTEMBER 24-25 55th Annual Mill Valley Arts Festival old Mill Park, Mill Valley, 10am-6pm, www.mvfaf.org, 415-381-8090

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 • 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 • oct 1-28: film, the great locomotive chase • oct 2: Sunday Story time • oct 2: Sunday night Sing-Along

SAN MATEO COUNTY
OCTOBER 10 38th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off iDeS grounds, half Moon Bay, 7-11am www.miramarevents.com, 650-726-9652

ALAMEDA COUNTY
Ongoing Waterfront Flicks – All Films with Food Theme Jack london Square, oakland, sunset, free, www.JacklondonSquare.com • Sept 29: chocolat

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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 THROUGH OCTOBER 11 Movies Under the Stars hannah nicole Vineyards, Brentwood, www.hnvwines.com, 925-240-9463 ONGOING FRIDAYS Fromage Friday at Taste Morgan the crossroads carmel – enjoy a special cheese sampling with your tasting of Morgan & lee family farm wines. 3-5pm www.morganwinery.com, 831-626-3700 ONGOING SUNDAYS Library Sunday at Taste Morgan the crossroads carmel – An opportunity to taste some older vintages from Morgan Winery’s cellar. 2-5pm, 831-626-3700, www.morganwinery.com ONGOING Thursday Night Music Series Bargetto Winery, Soquel, enjoy music, food & Bargetto wine! 6-8pm 831-475-2258x11, www.bargetto.com ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Monterey Museum of Art Monterey, evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 5-7pm, 831-372-5477 EVERY THIRD WEEKEND OF THE MONTH Pair Your Wine with Ice Cream at Kirigin Cellars gilroy, Pair your complimentary wine tasting with a cool Vino de Mocca ice cream Sundae! And stock the cellar 30% of 6 bottle purchases & 50% off cases. www..kirigincellars.com, 408-847-8827 EVERY TUESDAY Focus on Monterey County Wines cepage Wine Bar, rancho cellars, carmel, 3-8pm 831-625-5646, www.ranchocellars.com EVERY WEDNESDAY Wine Down Wednesdays fortino Winery, gilroy, 5-8pm, free, www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305 ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 25 (THUR-SUN) Annie, The Musical! outdoor forest theater, carmel, Pacific repertory theatre www.pacrep.org, 831-622-0100 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 SEPTEMBER 30 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner Series chaminade resort & Spa, Santa cruz, 6pm, $100 www.chaminade.com, 831-475-5600, rSVP SEPTEMBER 30 4th Annual Girl Scout Boardwalk Beach Bash Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590 OCTOBER 1 72nd Annual Butterfly Parade & Bazaar Pacific grove, 10:30am-2pm, 831-917-8047 OCTOBER 1 Bread Basics Bernardus lodge, carmel Valley, 1-3pm, $65 www.bernardus.com, 888-648-9463 OCTOBER 6 Taste of Carmel carmel Mission courtyard, carmel, 6-9pm www.morganwinery.com, 831-624-2522 OCTOBER 7 3rd Annual Boy Scout Boardwalk Beach Jam Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590 OCTOBER 8 Moonlight Steam Train Dinner Party roaring camp railroads, felton, 6-10:30pm www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 OCTOBER 8-9 Happy Howloween Harvest Fair roaring camp railroad, felton, www.roaringcamp.com, 831-335-4484 OCTOBER 8-9 Hot Rods at the Beach Santa cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa cruz, 10am-5pm www.beachboardwalk.com, 831-423-5590

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
ONGOING Sierra Railroad oakdale, 209-848-2100, www.sierrarailroad.com • Sept 24: Sunset Dinner • Sept 25: Sunday Brunch • oct 1, 11, 18: Scenic lunch • oct 8: Sunset Dinner

LIVERMORE
ONGOING Bankhead Theatre livermore Valley Performing Arts center, livermore 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org • Sept 24-25: romeo et Juliette • Sept 27: Jimmy Webb • Sept 29: MoJo and the Bayou gypsies • oct 1-2: romeo et Juliette • oct 3: tap Kids • oct 5: MatheMagic • oct 6: Bronx Wanderers • oct 8: 10th Annual ArtWalk • oct 8: Dvorak/caliendo • oct 9: A Salute to irving Berlin • oct 11: ron cohen ONGOING THURSDAY - SUNDAY Wine & Cheese Pairing la rochelle Winery, livermore, 12-4:30pm www.lrWine.com, 925-243-6442 ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER Wente Wednesday Wente estate Winery tasting room, livermore5-8pm www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305 ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30 Exhibit: Acrylics by Linda Briggs estate tasting room, Wente Vineyards, livermore www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305 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 29 Taste of New Orleans Bankhead theater, livermore, 6-10pm www.bankheadtheater.org, 925-373-6800 OCTOBER 7 La Luna Fridays Murietta’s Well, livermore, 6-9pm, www.murrietaswell.com, 925-456-2395 OCTOBER 9 Fall Antiques & Collectibles Street Faire Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton, 8am-4pm www.pleasantondowntown.net, 510-217-8696

SACRAMENTO VALLEY
ONGOING Sacramento River Train 800-866-1690, www.sacramentorivertrain.com • Sept 24: great train robbery • oct 1: Sunset Dinner with Music • oct 9, 16, 23, 30: Pumpkin train ONGOING Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts U.c. Davis, 866-754-ArtS, www.mondaviarts.org • Sept 21: return to forever iV with Zappa Plays Zappa • Sept 30: ricky Skaggs & Kentucky thunder • oct 1: Wayne Shorter Quartet • oct 2: Alexander String Quartet • oct 6: Yamoto • oct 8: Jonathan franzen

SOLANO COUNTY
SUISUN VALLEY
ONGOING SATURDAYS $5 Wines by the Glass Winterhawk Winery, fairfield – Wine & complimentary pizza 1-6pm live music 2-5pm, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977 SEPTEMBER 24 California Candy Festival Jelly Belly Visitors center & factory, fairfield, 11am-6pm, $15 www.californiacandyfestival.com OCTOBER 1, 15 Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts Vezer family Vineyard, Suisun Valley www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine OCTOBER 2 Support Local Nonprofits: Solano Hearts United live music by Michelle Michaels trio, wine tasting & food! Winterhawk Winery, fairfield, www.winterhawkwinery.com, 707-428-6977

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
ONGOING Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel carmel, 831-620-2048, www.sunsetcenter.com • Sept 29: the Bacon Brothers • oct 7: Sandy hackett’s rat Pack ONGOING Live at Golden State Theatre Monterey, 831-372-3800, www.goldenstatetheatre.com • Sept 25: the city harmonic & Aaron gillespie

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DeLoach Vineyards Announces Winners of Garden Campaign
After a successful spring and summer campaign, DeLoach Vineyards is proud to announce the winners of its Community Garden Campaign in partnership with Organic Gardening Magazine. Over the past four months, 15 community gardens across the country from California to Florida participated in the online campaign to win a coveted total award of $20,000 ($4,000 per garden) to improve the communities they serve. Wine and garden enthusiasts in communities across the country showed their support with more than 70,000 site visits to www.deloachcommunitygardens.com, where they watched videos produced by the gardens and voted for the garden of their choice. The following 2011 DeLoach Community Garden Award Winners will each be awarded $4,000 each and will be featured in the October/November 2011 issue of Organic Gardening: • Center for Growing People, Dallas • Long Beach Organic Community Garden, Long Beach • Magnuson Community Garden, Seattle • Ocean View Farms, Los Angeles • Three Brothers Garden, Chicago DeLoach Vineyard’s estate vineyard in the beautiful Russian River Valley is a Demeter-certified Biodynamic®property. In harmony with organic and Bioydynamic principles the DeLoach estate includes an exquisite Biodynamic garden that not only nourishes the staff at the winery, but also provides the necessary natural remedies to optimize the health and fertility of its Biodynamic vineyards. The Community Garden Campaign is a part of DeLoach Vineyard’s commitment to a healthy, sustainable lifestyle from garden to table that includes the appreciation of wine, food and community and to support the role of community gardens in promoting good living. Equally as important, the campaign is part of an effort to help educate a new generation to better the communities in which they live – something DeLoach has been passionate about cultivating since the inception of the winery. DeLoach Vineyards has been a pioneering producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley since 1975. Located at 1791 Olivet Road in Santa Rosa, the DeLoach Vineyards tasting room, picnic area and organic garden are open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.deloachvineyards.com .

About Organic Gardening Magazine
For 70 years, Rodale’s Organic Gardening, the leading magazine resource for living a healthier, more environmentally conscious lifestyle, has been empowering its readers with the most trusted, ecofriendly news and information. With the mission to “live lightly from the ground up,” the brand’s editorial agenda sets an accessible and easy-to-embrace course toward the goal of living a healthier, more environmentally sustainable lifestyle, delivering the safest and most natural approach to health, home, food and garden. Organic Gardeningcan be found on Facebook and Twitter. It’s also available on the iPad. For more information, contact Erin Miller and Organic Gardening at (212) 573-0378 or erin.miller@rodale.com.

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Live Music, Great Wine at Waterstone Winery
By Charles Neave
What could be better than to spend a Friday evening in the now-vibrant Oxbow District of downtown Napa, sampling fine, limited production wine and sharing a tray of four carefully selected artisan cheeses and crackers? Oh, and did I mention the live music from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m., all in one of the most unique tasting rooms in all of Napa? That would be the Waterstone Winery tasting room, at the corner of First and McKinstry streets. The tasting room, known as the Taste at Oxbow, is just a few minutes walk across the bridge from the now-busy heart of Napa, where famous restaurants seem to be opening every few days. But for an excellent meal, the Oxbow Market offers wonderful choices – Italian, Peruvian, Mexican, an oyster bar and the new and already renowned Kitchen Door literally across the street from the wines (and at times music) of Waterstone. “Here, our mission is delivering a wine that is a true value made from excellent Napa grapes.” That, in very few words, sums up the philosophy as well as the practice of Waterstone Winery. It is rare that a simple idea can give birth to wines that stand out for their flavor and balance, rather than for pedigree alone. That is the basis, and the very foundation, for Waterstone. Sometimes a simple idea yields rewarding results, especially when one is careful not to stray too far from that original path. So what does the wine press have to say? “Waterstone is quickly becoming known for producing top-quality Napa Valley wines that delight the palate.” Enthusiastic and affable tasting room manager Karl Wimmer heartily concurs, as he encourages both locals and visitors to experience Waterstone wines, and the exciting area the tasting room inhabits in general. “There is so much to do right here that everyone should put it on their travel agenda. It really is remarkable how this little piece of Napa has been transformed. If you haven’t been here in a few years, you’ll be astounded.” From the beginning, Waterstone has been a joint venture between seasoned wine executive Brent Shortridge and veteran winemaker Philip Zorn. It was formed 11 years ago when the two met and realized they were both intrigued by the idea of making fine wine with an affordable price tag. Total production is now around 18,000 cases annually, just about half of it devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon. Out of the total production, about a quarter of it is exported abroad, where their wines serve duty as bottled representatives of the bounty of Napa. They also make some wines in small lots, such as their exceptional Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, of which less than 250 cases are made. Since the beginning, Shortridge and Zorn have relied on their strong affiliation with local Napa Valley growers and vintners. And there has always been the quest to develop wines that show their varietal signatures which is achieved through the careful sourcing of the grapes. One way they can limit the cost and pass the savings along to the consumer is to focus on the wine, rather than on the acquisition of vineyards. Instead they dedicate themselves to winemaking, while maintaining strong and lasting relation-

ships with top growers and securing long-term grape contracts for premium fruit. These are some of the keys to their success and quality. “Simply put, we focus on what grape varietal grows best where,” winemaker Zorn said recently. Born in the United States and raised in Germany, he attended that country’s top school of enology and worked at the famous Weingut Pieroth winery before returning to the United States 27 years ago. When he returned he became winemaker at a number of top California wineries and along the way he developed a great understanding of grape growing and winemaking in California, eventually becoming a specialist in its particular and distinctive viticultural properties and characteristics. “My winemaking techniques are informed by this ideology: the gentle handling of fruit, the use of oak when it is appropriate, minimal filtration and fining, and careful preservation of acidity. They are all indicative of the level of care exercised throughout.” His business partner brings a background in biochemistry to the business, and experience working at Sonoma’s historic Buena Vista Winery, an experience Shortridge says changed

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his life. After a period working with the legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, he knew that wine was his future. To taste the wines of Waterstone go to their modern, comfortable and always friendly tasting room in Napa. It’s the perfect example of what the term eco-friendly can mean. Consider this: the tasting bar’s long counter top is made up of crushed wine and olive oil bottles. Recycled polyester fabric makes up the furniture upholstery, and two sides of the room are walls of glass to let the abundant natural light in. “We try to do everything as ‘green’ as possible, such as using reclaimed fabrics, bamboo, low voltage lights, earth-friendly paint, and whenever possible, we offer local Napa products.” The Waterstone wines poured in the tasting room include a fruitfilled Pinot Gris, a Carneros Chardonnay, Pinot Noir also from Carneros, a rich Syrah (perhaps my favorite, but it changes from timeto-time), a Cabernet Sauvignon with delightfully soft tannins and a versatile Napa Valley Merlot. In each wine you sample at this unique tasting room, you’ll discover that the winery has not strayed from its original mission statement and that you, the consumer, are the one rewarded for their unwavering principals and philosophy. The Waterstone Winery tasting room at the Taste at Oxbow is across from the Oxbow Market in Napa. It’s open daily, Sunday through Thursday from noon until 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. The address is 708 First Street. For additional information, call (707) 265-9600 or go to www.waterstonewines.com. Also, be sure to check the site for upcoming events and special offers. For additional tasting room information, click on www.tasteatoxbow.com.

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Acacia Vineyard
Growing, Protecting and Showing Off Great Grapes Since 1979
by Josh Stein
With the finest of wines, it’s what the winemaker doesn’t do which matters much more than what she does. If you’ve got great grapes, you don’t need to over-work the result; at Acacia Vineyard, which was founded in 1979 less than two miles from San Pablo Bay, they’ve got one hundred and fifty acres’ worth of great grapes which have produced worldrenowned Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for more than three decades. And as members of the Carneros Wine Alliance and creators of the Marsh Project, Acacia has taken the lead in making sure Carneros stays a place which will always produce great grapes. The marsh in question is the 13,000-acre Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area, which is home to twenty-five species of waterfowl and several threatened or endangered bird, plant, mammal and fish species. The marsh abuts the Carneros District, so Acacia’s winemaking team creates a special “Marsh Chardonnay,” which is sold exclusively at the winery, and the funds go into a special trust which supports the marsh’s restoration. Equally, to help shelter marsh wildlife, Acacia employees planted black walnut and coastal oaks, and the winery donated the irrigation equipment and employee time necessary for this project, among many others. But that’s nothing new for this winery, for, as you have probably gathered by now, it’s always been at the head of the pack. Indeed, Acacia was one of the first to recognize the Carneros region’s potential for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and the winery was also a forerunner in vineyard-designating their wines because of the lot-by-lot methodology it has employed for its fermentations. Rather than homogenizing the grapes or juice, each vineyard block is made separately and goes into its own barrels, allowing time and cellar conditions to do their magic before any decisions are made about bottling – this helps to preserve the uniqueness of each vintage and the specialness of the particular vineyard in the glass. You’ll probably recognize those vineyard names: St. Clair Vineyard, which has produced single vineyard wines since 1979; Beckstoffer; Lone Tree Vineyard; Sangiacomo and Winery Lake Vineyard. The tasting room is, naturally, the best place to try these wines and see the winemaking in action, and the enthusiastic staff are happy to pour their best. Acacia’s Pinot Noirs exhibit seductive flower, tea and fruit aromas, and they showcase layered fruit flavors complimented by spice notes. Equally, Acacia’s Chardonnays show off opulent aromas of fruit and citrus, and oak is used only as accent to the generous fruit and spices. In addition to several different vineyard-designated bottlings of these classics, the tasting room also pours other exclusive releases, which include Sauvignon Blanc and Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Viognier. Don’t skip these – they show off what happens when winemaker Matthew Glynn gets to play a bit. And that’s the other part of Acacia’s success since how best to deliver these kinds of results vintage after vintage is what the Acacia system has been developing since before just about anyone in Carneros. Long before any grapes have been crushed, attention to lots of details has to have taken place; meticulous pruning, careful canopy and cluster management, planting beneficial cover crops within the vineyards, and constant monitoring of all facets of the vineyard environment are required to produce the best grapes. Once judged ready for picking, every lot is harvested and sorted by hand – only perfect grapes go into Acacia Chard, Pinot or any other wine! The winemaking is equally as detail-oriented, focusing on gentle handling and extraction, by-hand punch downs for reds and barrel fermentations for whites. There are two ways to have access to these wines, and both take a little planning but are well worth it. Absolutely, visit the winery – and you need to make a reservation because while they’re open daily, it is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (707) 226-9991 ext. 2. Equally, there are few wine clubs which routinely offer access to these kinds of select bottlings – let alone at a discount – and fewer still which give club members both first and last chance at those wines! It might be surprising at other places, but not at Acacia. They’ve known since 1979 what it takes to steward great grapes from bud to glass. Go taste for yourself and you’ll agree. Enjoy!

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ZD WINES
Continuing Forty Years of Chardonnay Perfection
ZD Wines has been producing They offer several wine tasting Chardonnay since 1971, and after experiences and tours. Visitors more than 40 years of making this can explore its organic vineyards popular white wine, has become during the Eco Tour or enjoy a known as one of California’s perfect pairing of cheeses with ZD premier Chardonnay producers. wines in the Vineyard View Visitors come from around the Room. For Chardonnay connoisworld to visit the Rutherford seurs, ZD offers a vertical tasting winery and taste its award-winning of Chardonnay through October, wines. taking folks on a sensory journey. In 1983, President Ronald Flavors ebb and flow as these Reagan served the 1981 ZD wonderful wines age; they show Chardonnay for the Summit of the essence of Chardonnay: Industrial Nations. The official aromas of sweet pineapple, ZD RETROSPECTIVE CHARDONNAY TASTING memo regarding the state dinner apricot and tart apple. Wonderful “retrospective tasting” of library Vintage chardonnay from award winning vintages: 2005, 2007, 2009 noted that ZD Wine stole the show. tones of vanilla, pear and honey learn the characteristics of aged chardonnay. Discuss winemaking techniques that create “age-worthy” chardonnay “What a great surprise it was to emerge. The acidity integrates $15 per person - available all day • offered through october receive a copy of the menu in the into the wine more and more ZD WINES mail,” says founding partner Rosa each year, forming a lush palate, 8383 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558 • 800.487.7757 • www.zdwines.com Tasting Room Open Daily 10am – 4:30pm Lee deLeuze. Since that time, ZD with ripe apricot and sweet toasty Chardonnay has continued to oak. Each year the complexity of grace the tables of our presidents and their guests. these wines continue to develop. ZD Wines has also garnered international recognition for its While ZD Wines is well known for its Chardonnay, it is also assoChardonnay, winning the Decanter Award for Best Chardonnay at the ciated with world-class Pinot Noir as well, giving wine enthusiasts International Wine & Spirits Competition in London in 1985 for its another taste of Burgundian wines. This popular tasting room also 1982 Chardonnay. More recently, ZD’s 2009 Chardonnay earned a offers Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as other winery-only wines like Double Gold Medal in the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle International Barbera, Pinot Grigio and Malbec. As one of Napa Valley’s small, Wine Competition. family-operated wineries, visitors get an intimate vantage of the Napa Visit ZD Wines on the Silverado Trail in the heart of Napa Valley. Valley experience.

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Chef Khambay Khamsyvoravong

HKG Russian River Valley Estate Wines
The Ultra-Premium Offerings From Hop Kiln Winery
By Abigail P. Zimmerman
The HKG Tasting Room is the newest winery favorite in the Sonoma Valley. Newly opened in the bucolic burg of Glen Ellen, HKG presents a haven for bold food and wine pairing. We were most inclined to agree with him. Then, Khambay unveiled her fabulous food and wine flight trio tasting. First, we savored the Pinot Grigio Russian River Estate 2010. A refreshing wine with big minerals, tangerine and zesty citrus notes paired beyond well with Tomato Bisque and Brioche Grilled Carmody with Micro Basil. This old childhood favorite has never tasted so good. I promise. Next, we enjoyed the Rosé of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Estate 2009 perfectly matched with Seared Ahi Tuna and Calabrian Chili Aioli atop Roasted Summer Squash. The dry Rosé highlighted the chili spices perfectly. Two more delicious courses were followed by something truly special: Explorateur Triple Crème Brie cheese paired with HKG’s Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009. The cheese was tucked under roasted fig and wrapped with a razor thin slice of prosciutto and drizzled with a balsamic reduction. HKG’s uniquely balanced and crisp Chardonnay paired exceptionally well. Heavenly! Lastly, if you still have room, the tasting room offers a delicious array of pastries that you can purchase to enjoy with a glass of wine on site or take some goodies away with you. Be sure to try HKG’s Lemon Basil Blueberry Mini-cake. Worth every bite and extra minute in your workout. Perfect to split between two or three friends. Reservations recommended and worth every single solitary penny of $22 per guest. HKG Estate Tasting Room is located at 13647 Arnold Drive in Glen Ellen. For more information, call (707) 938-7622 or visit the website at HKGtastingroom.wordpress.com.

Estate Grown Only Wines + Culinary Treasures = A GREAT Night Out
HKG stands for “Hop Kiln Grown.” Building on its existing acclaim in the Russian River Valley, Hop Kiln Winery launched HKG to showcase ONLY the fine wines produced from their estate grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio vines. Since the nearby, ultra-luxury Kenwood Inn and Spa is part of the same ownership group, it was a no-brainer to pair the HKG Estate wines with the phenomenal talents of Kenwood’s Khambay (pronounced “Calm-Bay”) Khamsyvoravong, CIA-trained Chef de Cuisine and Pastry Chef. Khambay welcomed us warmly on a recent weekday evening. Our appointment was set for 4:30 p.m. The afternoon sunlight had given way to the cooler tones of impending nightfall, and we were hungry. With the genteel nature of a five-star host, Khambay showed us to our table by the window. She poured us the HKG Collection Flight (available separately for a $5 tasting) and disappeared to make a fabulous selection of foods. Her colleague, Austen Zombres, HKG Tasting Room Associate, stepped in to discuss the virtues of Estate-grown wines. “See, Estate [grown] actually means something,” according to Austen. “Reserve is just some marketing term… But Estate means we really grow our fruit. We can produce the best fruit and the best wines possible.”

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Two New Fall Releases!
Autumn leaves mean a couple of things in Napa Valley, the fall grape harvest and the release of two iconic wines from Joseph Phelps: Insignia and Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Each vintage, Insignia is created from the finest Bordeaux grape variety lots from six different estate properties throughout Napa Valley (Napa, Yountville, Stags Leap, Rutherford and St. Helena). The Insignia blend changes each year, highlighting the best fruit from each site and the art of blending. Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon on the other hand is a limited-production wine created from one vineyard site in the Oakville appellation, showcasing a single-vineyard winemaking approach and highlighting the unique terroir of this special area within Napa Valley. 2008 Insignia is the 35th release of this wine, first produced from the 1974 vintage. Its blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. Grapes were picked in early morning cool temperatures and sorted before receiving five days of cold soaking before fermentation. The lots received up to forty days of extended maceration for added richness, vibrant hue, a full mouth-feel and more concentrated, intense flavors in the young wines prior to their 24 months of aging in 100% new French oak. This wine boasts aromatic layers of dark roasted coffee and graphite. The seductive mouth feel has excellent length, intensely ripe black fruit, minerality and creaminess that tie together seamlessly on the palate. This wine has received 94 points from Wine Spectator. 2008 Insignia was released on September 1st and is available for tasting and purchase at the Joseph Phelps Guest Center, retailing $200 per bottle. 2008 Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from three distinct areas within the 22 acre planting: hillside slope, steeply terraced hillside and plateau vineyard overlooking Napa Valley. Each site offers unique layers of flavor and depth to the finished wine. Grapes were picked at dawn and sorted before receiving five days of cold soaking before fermentation, followed by extended macerations of up to forty-eight days for added deep color and full mouth feel to the young, concentrated wine prior to its 24 months of new French oak aging. Beautiful aromatics of dried flowers, cassis, blueberry, black cherry and licorice set the stage for the opulent palate of this wine. Flawless texture, minerality and concentrated flavors create a balanced and intense long finish. This wine recently received 94 points from Wine Spectator. 2008 Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon releases on October 1st to Phelps Preferred members and will retail for $250 per bottle. The Joseph Phelps Guest Center is open seven days a week by appointment only. Terrace Tastings include a relaxing, self-paced sampling of approximately six wines, including the flagship Insignia, on the back terrace (weather permitting) or inside the Oval Room. Additionally, Joseph Phelps offers a variety of semi-private Seminar Tastings, by appointment only, including the popular Insignia Blending Seminar and the Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Seminar, each $60 per person. The Insignia Blending Seminar allows guests to be a “winemaker for a day” by experimenting with six blending components that make up Insignia. Compare your final blend with the current vintage of Insignia. The Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Seminar demonstrates the process of how location, soil and climate help to determine the taste of a wine. Guests taste four estate Cabernet Sauvignons from different Napa Valley vineyards as well as comparing Insignia (made from six estate vineyards) and Backus Cabernet Sauvignon (made from a single vineyard) with one another. To schedule a visit to the Joseph Phelps Guest Center or to learn more about the Phelps Preferred wine club, please call 800-707-5789 or visit www.josephphelps.com. The Phelps wine education team looks forward to seeing you on your next visit to Napa Valley!

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

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The Candlelight Inn
Peaceful Elegance in the Napa Valley
by Karin Argoud
Looking for a romantic getaway to a magnificent manor house in the lush English countryside, but only take the weekend off? The Candlelight Inn in Napa will make that far away dream come true. This one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast is located right in the heart of the wine country, and exudes classic English elegance in a lovely, luxurious setting. “The Candlelight Inn Napa Valley, offers a better way to stay,” said owner Sam Neft. “But there is no added cost for all the extra amenities and services you get here; like concierge services, free parking, not to mention a stocked refrigerator.” Neft adds that unlike most B&B’s, this one has a trained staff with years of experience that will serve your every need. The inn was built in 1929 by the local postmaster. With whitewashed plaster walls set between blackened oak timbers, it is an exquisite example of English tudor architecture. The inn reflects light both inside and out – brightening the common rooms in the day and creating a beautiful glow at night. The result is an exceedingly romantic and soothing environment – perfect for a rejuvenating yet relaxing, and don’t forget romantic, visit to the wine country. Neft has run the inn for the last nine years. Both friendly and considerate, Neft is the consummate hospitality professional. Having been in the industry for more than thirty years, he has a passion for the bed and breakfast experience. He and his talented team will ensure your stay is most exceptional! “The Candlelight Inn has ten unique rooms,” describes Neft. “So there is a room for everybody.” Each has its own design style and special touches; most have a private deck or balcony, two-person marble Jacuzzi tub and fireplace. All have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, private bath and telephone. Most importantly, they all come with first-rate hospitality. After a restful night in one of their gorgeous four-poster beds, you will awaken to their famous gourmet, three-course breakfast, prepared and plated to perfection by the inn’s chef. Freshly-brewed coffee, fresh juice and fruit, and inspired kitchen creations will delight your senses and prepare you for a day of wine tasting or exploring Napa Valley. The petit- deujuner is served in a sunny, tastefully decorated breakfast room — reminiscent of a charming little French café. From the luxurious king-sized beds, two person spa tubs and magnificent antique mantle fireplace, to the private deck, meticulously manicured grounds and resort size pool, your stay here will be more than memorable. The Candlelight Inn is located at 1045 Easum Drive, Napa. For reservations, call 1-800-624-0395 or visit www.candlelightinn.com. Make sure to inquire about the special packages they offer.

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Kokomo Native Takes 8 Awards at Wine Competition
Erik Miller, a native of Kokomo, Ind., and owner and winemaker of Kokomo Winery, was recently awarded four Double Gold medals, three Best of Class awards and a trophy award for Red Wine of the Year for his Sonoma County wines at the Indy International Wine Competition. Double Gold medals were awarded to Kokomo Winery’s 2007 Mountainview Ranch Sangiovese, 2008 Timbercrest Vineyard Zinfandel, 2008 Pedroni Vineyard Cabernet Franc and 2008 Peter’s Vineyard Pinot Noir. Best of Class was awarded to the Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir, while the Cabernet Franc also won Red Wine of the Year. Upon learning of the eight awards, Miller said, “I’m incredibly grateful that Kokomo’s wines showed so well at a venue that includes entries from all over the world. It’s always been a thrill to share my passion for wine with the talented and dedicated team of people I work with. To have our efforts be recognized on such a grand scale makes this moment especially sweet.” The INDY is the largest independent wine competition in the United States, the world's largest wine market. Nearly 3,000 entries from 15 countries and 40 U.S. states are “blind tasted” and evaluated by 52 judges. This year’s competition, held August 3-5, was hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, which also happens to be Miller’s alma mater. Miller’s first vintage was 600 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2004. Seven years later, Kokomo Winery, although still considered boutique by industry standards, produces 6,000 cases of wine split between 10 to 12 different varietals. All of Miller’s wines are produced from grapes grown in Sonoma County, long regarded as one of the premier wine-growing regions in the world.

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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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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

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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

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

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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

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First Hop-On, Hop-Off Wine Shuttle Launches in Carneros
Vine Line open-top provides unique way to experience Carneros wineries
Vine Line launched the first HopOn Hop-Off wine shuttle in the Carneros region of Sonoma. Vine Line is an open-top shuttle that makes a continuous loop to area wineries, allowing riders to hop on or hop off at their convenience. Vine Line runs Thursday through Sunday, leaving from Sonoma Square (right behind the Barracks) at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m., and makes a continuous loop to Cline Cellars, Jacuzzi, Meadowcroft and Keating at Cornerstone Sonoma hotel concierge. “The Vine Line Ho-Ho is a great alternative for Sonoma visitors who want an easy way to visit wineries at their own pace, at an affordable price, without having to drive,” said Rich McKee, Vine Line’s operator. Riders can board the HoHo and purchase tickets at any stop or purchase online in advance at www.vinelinehoho.com. Introductory tickets are just $25 per rider and Vine Line also offers group sales and charters. For more information, visit the website at www.vinelinehoho.com.

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Los Gatos to Hold Wine Walk with 30 Participating Wineries
Sip, Savor and Shop Through Downtown and Old Town
Wine lovers will “sip, savor and shop” their way through Los Gatos on the second annual Fall Wine Walk: Downtown and Old Town, on September 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. More than 30 local wineries from the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Santa Clara Valley will offer tastings of their wines at shops throughout town. Participants can stroll through town, explore the boutique shops and enjoy the local wines. Tickets, $40 in advance, are available from the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce. Wineries from the Santa Cruz Mountains participating in this event include: Big Basin Vineyards, Bruzzone Family Vineyards, Burrell School Vineyard & Winery, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Domenico Winery, Fleming Jenkins Vineyards & Winery, La Rusticana Vineyard, The Mountain Winery, Naumann Vineyards, Pelican Ranch, Poetic Cellars, Regale Winery & Vineyards, River Run Vintners, Silver Mountain, SKOV Winery, Testarossa Winery, Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards and Villa del Monte Winery. Wineries from the Santa Clara Valley include Aver Family Vineyards, Guglielmo Winery, Jazz Cellars, Sarah’s Vineyard. Additionally, Hanna Nicole Vineyards & Winery, Joyce Vineyards and WildEye Winery will participate. For more information and tickets, see the Chamber of Commerce website at www.losgatoschamber.com; phone (408) 354-9300; email chamber@losgatoschamber.com. Tickets are $40 in advance; $50 at the door (if still available). Wine walk participants must be at least 21. ID is required upon check-in. Check in is at Purrsnickety, 100 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos.

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SEPTEMBER 24 California Candy Festival Jelly Belly Visitors center & factory, fairfield, 11am-6pm, $15, www.californiacandyfestival.com

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OCTOBER 8 Mankas Summer Series Garden Concerts “2nd Planet” – a diverse music experience specializing in the styles of contemporary jazz, rock, r&b and funk. Blue Victorian Winery – 5071 Suisun Valley road, fairfield www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 888-823-Vine
NOVEMBER 11 Annual Chieftain Dinner 4 course private dinner in the Blue Victorians Barrel room. guest chef from a 4-star restaurant. live music Dinner 6:30pm, $95 (free for chieftains)

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Benessere Announces Next Movie on the Green
Benessere Vineyards has launched a new series of events – Movies on the Green. Benessere is located at 1010 Big Tree Road in St. Helena, four miles from “downtown” St. Helena and also four miles from Calistoga, off Highway 29. Next in the series is a showing of the movie Cinema Paradiso, beginning at 6 p.m. The movie runs for 155 minutes; directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, the 1988 movie stars Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale and Antonell Attili. More at www.imdb.com/title/tt0095765/. Bring a blanket and/or low-back chairs; the winery will provide wine tasting and popcorn. Tickets are $15 per person. RSVP to (707) 963-5853x105 or jo@benesserevineyards.com. Ticket purchases in advance are required: the event is expected to sell out quickly! Guests will enjoy the vistas of Benessere’s charming estate vineyards and farmhouse as the backdrop.

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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. • 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 nonmembers 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.

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Mumm Napa
by Charles Neave
“Start the day with some bubbles,” Mumm Napa Hospitality Manager Kathy McClure says with a laugh and her always present smile. As she further explained, it is a piece of local knowledge that the morning hours – from 10 a.m. on – are the perfect time to have a sip of their stellar wine. It’s not crowded, so enjoy those bubbles as you look out at the Mayacamas Mountains a few miles to the west, across the vines and the Valley. Some days multi-colored hot air balloons might be ending their flights. There may even be the last vestiges of fog lifting as the sun melts it away. But no matter what is happening, it is a magical time. Yes, people flock here in the afternoon and later in the day, but if you know what to do, then begin your day here, where bubbles meet the morning. Civilized, don’t you think? As a British friend of mine said, with typical English understatement: “Most certainly, what? Here, have a sip.” And so another delightful day begins in the Napa Valley. Perhaps the premiere spot to enjoy all of this is on the Oak Terrace, built around – what else? – an old and stately oak tree. In fact, that tree and its history helped to dictate the design of the deck. This is also where some of their older library bottlings are served. It is between the tasting room and the winery itself. The winery also holds their permanent collection of Ansel Adams prints, as well as a rotating display of works by other photographers as well. Just one of the surprises at this winery that made its first wine in 1987, though its French heritage goes back centuries. The tasting salon, with its wide expanses of vineyard-facing glass, stylish décor and table service, has been a Valley attraction since the day it opened in 1990. Service is both friendly and efficient, and you are welcome to linger and enjoy their selection of wines. Also you’ll learn that this is the only sparkling wine house in the county to use exclusively Napa fruit. If you want to take some wine or other items home with you their shop is stocked with wine – much of it winery exclusive – and surprises (including one of my favorites, a Mumm Napa dog collar). Under the Mumm Napa label you can find both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the components for fine sparkling wine. As to what to taste? The short answer is to follow the tasting room staff’s lead. You will undoubtedly find a favorite (mine is the DVX and the refreshing Brut Rosé, but the Santana is also hard to beat, with a formula influenced by music legend Carlos Santana), but to be honest, you simply can’t go wrong. Add to that this tranquil setting and gracious service and really, how could you? The Mumm Napa tasting room is open every day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with last seating at 4:45. They’re located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford. For groups of six or more, advance reservations are necessary. There is also a complimentary tour at 10 a.m. And three more tours throughout the day. For more information, call them at 1-800686-6272 or go to www.mummnapa.com where you can also find information on special events and on one of the Napa Valleys’ most popular wine club, the Club Vivant.

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Cole’s Chop House – A Classic American Steak House
by Karin Argoud
Craving an evening of carnivorous consumption and Cabernets at a classic American steak house with an elegant setting and friendly, first-rate service to boot? Cole’s Chop House is that sophisticated steak house you’ve been looking for! Cole’s is located in historic downtown Napa. Their extensive wine list – winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence – emphasizes Napa Valley Cabernets, the perfect match for a juicy steak. “When we opened our doors in 2000,” said Chef Greg Cole’s wife and co-owner Beth Fairbairn, “We really felt that Napa needed a classic steak house.” Greg and Beth also own the awardwinning Celadon, located down the street in the Historic Napa Mill. Celadon pioneered the fine dining scene in the city of Napa with Chef Cole’s style of “Global Comfort Food.” Local and national acclaim followed and in 1998 Greg was selected as one of the 24 “hottest young chefs” in America by the Wine Spectator. “And, here we are, celebrating our 11th anniversary at Cole’s!” smiles Beth. “We’re still pretty much the only restaurant in town

serving this type of cuisine.” Cole’s hand selects only the finest corn-finished Midwestern USDA prime and Certified Angus Beef steaks and chops, along with ocean-fresh seafood and local produce. Beth adds that a lot of what makes Cole’s top notch has to do with the stellar staff. “Most of which are still with us since we opened

our doors. They are polished professionals and that allows our mission to be translated,” said Beth. “People also like the fact that we are locally owned.” In fact, keep your eyes open for Chef Greg Cole on your next visit. He is hands on, along with Chef De Cuisine Jesús Méndez, who has worked unerringly with Greg for more than 25 years. Cole’s Chop House is warm and inviting. The sleek, Honduran-mahogany bar invites you to sit and linger over a Napa Manhattan or any of their long list of fine cocktails. Now you’re ready to feast your eyes on a menu featuring 21-day, dry-aged, prime steaks; Certified Angus Beef; formula-fed veal; New Zealand lamb and fresh seafood. An extensive wine list emphasizing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the area’s finest producers enhances the dining experience. The bar will beckon you back after dinner for a night cap. Enjoy! Cole’s is located at 1122 Main Street in downtown Napa and is open nightly from 5 p.m. Cole’s serves dinner nightly. For reservations, call (707) 224-6328. For more information, visit the website at www.coleschophouse.com.

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Limited Edition 2007 Stags Leap District Appellation Collection Features 18 of Napa Valley’s Best Cabernets
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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Series is very popular with Valley residents” said Mark Mathewson, Sterling Vineyards Visitors Center Manager. “Remarkably, we have fans that plan their summer getaways around our screening schedule. Bring friends and family to Sterling, watch a great movie over a glass of wine and benefit two local causes.” Each screening offers wine tasting and festival seating on the Sterling Vineyard Meadow at Sterling Vineyards, 1111 Dunaweal Lane in Calistoga. All Sterling Silver Screen films are suitable for informed family viewing; however, parents are suggested to review MPAA advisories online in advance of attendance. The grounds open at 7 p.m. and guests are encouraged to arrive early, dress in layers and bring a blanket or low backed beach chairs to sit on. A pre-show of classic cartoons, followed by the feature presentation, begins at dusk. Admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (under 16). All proceeds from tickets sales and a percentage of wine sales benefit the non-profit Stars & Vines Fund. More information is available at www.sterlingvineyards.com, or by calling (707) 942-3322.

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 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
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August Briggs Winery is pleased to announce the opening of our new tasting room in downtown Calistoga. The new tasting room is located at 1307 Lincoln Avenue right in the heart of town. Our new convenient location has ample parking in an adjoining lot and is right in the center of the excitement and energy of all the great Calistoga restaurants, shops, spas and hotels. An added benefit of the new location is that our tasting hours have been extended. Hours on Friday and Saturday are now 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours for tasting Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday are now 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays are by appointment. August Briggs is one of the few employeeowned wineries and, though the location has changed (from the Silverado Trail), all of the familiar faces remain. Visitors can expect the same warm, friendly hospitality with each

The familiar faces at August Briggs’ new tasting room Collette, Matthew, Lisa and Jesse

wine tasting hosted by an owner pouring you their very own wines. Please come by soon to enjoy our gorgeous and spacious new tasting room. We would love to chat and pour you

some of our scrumptious wines! August Briggs is located at 1307 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga. For more information, call (707) 942-4912.

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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.

Award Winning Pinot Noir
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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 SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 2 – Annie Jr. – $10, raven Performing Arts theater – h-town Youth theatre , 707-360-8641, www.htownyt.com SEPTEMBER 24 – Dog Days – Amista Vineyards, $20pp, noon-4pm, proceeds benefiting canine companions for independence. Professional photographs of you and your canine in the vineyards. 707-431-9200 SEPT 24-25, OCT 2 – Wine & Food Pairing at Lambert Bridge Winery – 11am, 1pm, 3pm $40pp, seated pairings in redwood Barrel room. reservations req’d Kelly@lambertbridge.com or 707-431-4665 OCTOBER 1 – 7th Annual Harvest Celebration, Lambert Bridge Winery – 3-7pm, $110 great wines, great food, great friends, live music! rSVP - raelynn@lambertbridge.com or 707-431-4670 OCTOBER 7 – Epicurean Dinner – Williamson Wines – 7:30pm, $150, Dry creek Kitchen at hotel healdsburg – six course meals perfectly paired with Williamson Wines! limited to 12 guests, $150 all inclusive. rSVP: Jen McSpadden, 707-433-1500, info@williamsonwines.com, www.williamsonwines.com

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Tasting Room of the Week:

Moshin Vineyards
by Sue Straight, The Wine Wench
Fabulous, reasonably priced wines; friendly, knowledgeable, fun staff; rustic, comfortable surroundings and great views of the Russian River Valley – what more could you want? I’m talking about Moshin Vineyards here, people. It is simply a must-stop on your wine country tour. The below quote is from the front page of Moshin Vineyards’ website and it truly sums up what they are all about – forwardthinking, eco-friendly (and just plain friendly in general) and dedicated to producing world-class wines. “The goal at Moshin Vineyards is to carefully guide the grapes through the winemaking process and bring you a wine that expresses a truthful view into the heart of the vine. Our farming methods are sustainable, winemaking philosophy is “minimally invasive,” and we have established energy-saving practices through the use of gravityflow and solar energy.” Hop in your car and wend your way out Westside Road in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. This incredibly scenic area is home to some of the best Pinot Noirs in the world and Moshin Vineyards’ Pinot Noirs are definitely contenders for the title (more on that later). Pull into the parking lot, get out of your car and take a big sniff of fresh west Sonoma County air. Your nose will be delighted by scents of wildflowers, eucalyptus and at harvest time, the literally intoxicating scent of fermenting grapes. Take a look around – the building that houses the tasting room, offices and winery is a rustic, barn-like building with an ivy- covered arbor. Big ceramic pots with colorful flowers stand sentry at the front doors. A large, whimsical metal hummingbird sculpture sits down by the road, inviting smiles and comments. The tasting room is large and airy, with slate floors and a long slatefronted bar which spans the back of the room. Every month, the art of local artists (including Amber Moshin) is featured on the walls. A good variety of non-wine merchandise, including T-shirts, books, glassware and hats, is laid out in enticing displays. Mosey up to the bar and try a few wines. Let’s talk about the wines. I tasted a few and loved them all, but only have room to write about a couple, so here we go… 2010 Rosé of Pinot Noir, $21: Delicate, mouthwatering aromas of strawberry, herb tea and white flowers continue as flavors in the crisp, juicy mouth. This is an absolutely perfect summer sipper! 2009 Pinot Noir, Halo’s Hill Vineyard, $45: This gorgeous wine is a Pinot Noir lover’s dream. It is super-varietal, with intense aromas and flavors of strawberry, cherry, gingerbread spice, rose petal and a whiff of smoke, all wrapped up in a silky, sexy mouthfeel. OMG! Take it from The Wine Wench, you don’t want to miss Moshin Vineyards. They are located at 10295 Westside Road, Healdsburg. The tasting room is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call (707) 433-5499 or visit the website at www.moshinvineyards.com.

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Winemaker Profile: Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

Sarah Quider & Aaron Piotter
by Sue Straight, The Wine Wench
There’s more to Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery than the gorgeous gardens, stunning architecture, gracious hospitality and beautiful tasting rooms – the wines are truly excellent! The dynamic duo responsible for the creation of these excellent wines is Sarah Quider and Aaron Poitter. Sarah and Aaron are executing the vision and dream of Don and Rhonda Carano – making the very best wines possible from the very best local vineyards. It is a wonderful collaboration of talent, passion and creativity. Sarah oversees production of all the white wines. Aaron is responsible for crafting the red wines, which are produced at Ferrari-Carano’s Mountain Winery Estate in Alexander Valley. Sarah first started at Ferrari-Carano Winery back in 1995 as an intern – she worked harvest with then-winemaker George Bursick. After graduating from the University of California Davis in 2003 with a degree in Viticulture and Enology, Sarah was looking for a winemaking gig and had to look no farther than Ferrari-Carano. George Bursick was happy to hire her back as Assistant Winemaker and she was soon elevated to Associate Winemaker in charge of the Russian River White Wine Program. When I asked Sarah what her favorite aspect of her job at FerrariCarano was, she replied “I’m a ‘foodie’ – I love smelling and tasting the wines. I also love being creative with my blends.” When asked what she does for fun, she said, “I love anything outdoors – gardening, hiking and running,” (she just completed her first halfmarathon!). She is the kind of person anyone would like – just your all-American winemaking girl! Aaron also arrived at Ferrari-Carano in 2003, packing a degree in Fermentation Science from the University of California Davis. He says, “The vines tell us how to take care of the wines, and the wines tell us how get the best from our vines. Also, at Ferrari-Carano, we share a philosophy of using the experiences our vines and wines have taught us to ensure that each year we progress as winemakers and winegrowers. As dedicated, passionate and responsible stewards of mountain and valley floor vineyards, we believe our wines will reflect this commitment.” I tasted a few of Sarah and Aaron’s wines and I can tell you firsthand – these are a pair of very talented winemakers – their wines rock! 2010 Bella Luce, $16: Bella Luce means “beautiful light” in Italian, and this white wine is aptly named (in my humble opinion), because it’s light, bright and beautiful, with aromas and flavors of ripe peach, apricot, citrus, melon and floral notes. The mouthfeel is bright and

refreshing. It is a perfect blend of a juicy handful of aromatic white varietals. Yum! 2008 PreVail Back Forty, $85: Crafted from 100% hillside estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, this sexy, sumptuous wine is a perfect splurge! Mouthwatering aromas of black cherry, cassis, sandalwood and rose potpourri lead into a richly textured mouthful of consistent flavors that linger through the finish. Gorgeous! Visit Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery at 8761 Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. For more information, call (707) 433-6700 or go to www.ferrari-carano.com.

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

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

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

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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-year-old 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 2 fo Hotel, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Sonoma Chevrolet. on an r 1 y ta includThe sting Cohn Winery is located at 15000 Sonoma Highway 12 in B.R. Viney ing Single Glen Ta ard Ellen. Founded in 1984 by Bruce Cohn, the estate winery is (Save sting up known for its critically acclaimed, world-class, ultra-premium with t to $25) his ad Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.
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Hawk and Horse Vineyards Welcomes Visitors
Hawk and Horse Vineyards welcomes visitors at its historic ranch and tasting room at 13048 Hwy. 29, Lower Lake, eight miles beyond Middletown in Lake County (a forty minute drive from Calistoga). The winery tasting room is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or by appointment. Tasting is $10 per person, which includes tasting the winery’s current releases, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon ($65) and 2006 Latigo (a Cabernet-based Port-style dessert wine, $85 for a 750 ml or $45 for a 375 ml bottle). Reservations are not required for tasting during hours of operation; phone ahead for tour information and reservations. Another option is an extended ranch and vineyard tour, including a tasting, for $45 per person. A visit to Hawk and Horse Vineyards is a step back in time, to white-fence-bordered pastures full of horses, a charming hometurned-tasting room with an antique Victorian bar, historic photos of the property and local memorabilia. Visitors are welcome to bring picnics to enjoy as well; the winery provides snacks to share with Jeweled Wonder, Suzy, Poco, Cache, Crunchy, Gift of Diamonds, Miss Georgia Pearl and Majestic Ransome (all American Saddlebreds and Quarterhorses who live in the paddocks adjoining the tasting room). Hawk and Horse Vineyards was founded in 1999 by Mitch Hawkins, Tracey Hawkins and David Boies. The name refers to both the plentiful Red Tail hawks on the property as well as the proprietors’ love of horses. Hawk and Horse Vineyards is a family-owned and family-operated vineyard and ranch practicing biodynamic viticulture

Tracey Hawkins with Poco on the left and Majestic Ransome on the right.
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on a historic property in the Red Hills AVA of Lake County, specializing in estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Latigo (Port). The first release was 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery farms biodynamically as a way to work in harmony with the land and nature. “Our family feels that a biodynamic approach brings you a wine which is a true expression of our sense of place, spring-fed mountain vineyard and volcanic soils,” explain Tracey and Mitch Hawkins. Hawk and Horse Vineyards has been Demeter-certified since 2008 and California Certified Organic (CCOF) since 2004. The ranch is the home to a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle, three American Saddlebred horses, five American Quarterhorses and an enormous range of wildlife – from Red Tail hawks to bees, owls, bear, wild boar, bobcats, mountain lions and squirrels. Bird-watching brings glimpses of woodpeckers, bluebirds, herons, ducks and more. The ranch encompasses 1,300 acres, straddling elevations up to 2,200 feet and slopes of 15% to 85%. The property includes a plaque documenting the historical location of El Roble Grande, the largest Valley Oak ever recorded in California. The 18 acres of vineyards are planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon (15 acres), with Petite Sirah (1 acre), Cabernet Franc (1 acre) and Petit Verdot (1 acre) also part of the mix. The soils are rocky, red volcanic types – Aiken, Collayomi, and Whispering loam. Unusual for most visitors to notice is that the soil literally glitters, due to the abundance of Lake County “diamonds,” tiny quartz fragments which are the remnants of volcanic activity from nearby Mt. Konocti, a now dormant volcano.
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Santa Cruz Mountains Wines Delivered to Your Door
Bringing hard-to-find, quality wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains to you – The Ultimate Region for Chardonnay & Cabernet!
The Wine Club of the Santa Cruz Mountains has decided to expand its operations and add two new clubs to their already mouth watering options. Members already have a choice between reds only, red and white wines and Pinot only. Now they will also be able to have the option to specify Chardonnay only or Cabernet only. The Santa Cruz Mountains appellation is known for many wonderful varietals. The appellation’s territory goes from the coast, over the range of mountains and down to a lower elevation on the valley side. As you can imagine this covers a multitude of micro-climates. What is America’s Premier Mountain Appellation? A few years back Santa Cruz Mountains wines were hard to find locally and impossible to find in other locations. The Wine Club of the Santa Cruz Mountains is bringing it to your door step and with style! Visit the website at www.wineclubsantacruzmountains.com and join the most tasteful club Santa Cruz has to offer. Giving you the opportunity of personally enjoying, and giving as a gift, the art of the Mountains! Shipments are hand selected with the choice of two or four bottles quarterly or annually and members can manage all their own account information with ease from the wineclubsantacruzmountains.com website. Included on the website and in each club shipment are recipes paired perfectly with the wines along with great wine gift ideas. The website will also allow members to purchase additional wines and get a 10% discount on up to six bottles or a 20% discount on six or more bottles purchased. Even if you’re not a member you will get a 10% discount on a case or more of the wines featured. Wine Club of the Santa Cruz Mountains invites you to join the newsletter and learn about this unique region. As if this wine club couldn’t get better they’re going to top it off in style, with a guided limousine wine tour from ABC Sedans & Limo’s with tour guide Shannon Flynn, Operations Manager of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association.

Cabernet Only Club
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Morgan’s Double L Vineyard Achieves ‘Sustainable’ Certification
Morgan Winery's home estate, the Double L Vineyard, has received it's "Sustainability in Practice" certification from the Central Coast Vineyard Team. The Double L is the first vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation to achieve both organic and sustainable certifications. Achieving "Sustainable Vineyard" status is a long process, requiring copious documentation and peer review by the CCVT of all of Morgan's farming and business practices; it demonstrates Morgan's commitment to environmental stewardship, economic viability and equitable treatment of employees. The overriding "Sustainability" philosophy has important implications for fruit quality. "Conscientious viticultural and environmental practices, allied to care and education for vineyard workers, directly results in better grapes and wines," comments Dan Lee, Morgan's owner. "Farming organically has been a great thing; we have very healthy vines producing fruit that shows true to its varietal character and Highlands' locale. The SIP certification takes things to the next level, emphasizing our overall, long-term belief in being a good business, a good neighbor, and a good steward of the land." Sustainable and Organic certification go hand-in-hand but are two very different systems and processes. The Double L Vineyard has been Certified Organic since 2002 through Monterey County Certified Organics; organic farming practices are site specific, dealing primarily with strict regulations governing use of chemicals in the vineyard. Sustainability could be said to be a "bigger picture" philosophy, taking into account every aspect of a vineyard's operations: social responsibility, clean water, energy conservation and maintenance of existing habitats are just a few of its components. With the newly-achieved SIP certification, Morgan is now recognized for sustainable, "farming for the future" actions that are not addressed in the Organic program. The Central Coast Vineyard Team is a non-profit organization formed in 1994 by a progressive group of farmers with a mission to educate and guide growers towards environmentally and economically sustainable farming practices. Now with 300 members representing 80,000 acres throughout the region, the Team is recognized as an industry leader in the area of sustainability and has been a model for other organizations. While the group's leadership is based in vineyard and winery representatives, they regularly solicit input and guidance from regulatory, academic, environmental, and community leaders. Since 1996, CCVT has been helping growers assess their farming practices through their award-winning Positive Points System. This provided the foundation of what became the California wide Sustainability in Practice™ (SIP) Vineyard Certification Program. 2008 marked the pilot year, with 3,700 acres (14 vineyards) receiving certification. The process requires that growers meet a rigorous standard of operations that is verified through extensive records review and a site audit conducted by an independent inspector. More information on the CCVT and its sustainable programs can be found at www.sipthegoodlife.org With more than thirty years experience, Dan Lee and the Morgan label have been synonymous with artisan, vineyard-centric wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey. Dan's conscientious and innovative farming regimens allied with traditional, "minimalist" winemaking techniques craft wines of balance, elegance and distinction.
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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | LIVERMORE

A Summer Day in Lovely Livermore Valley Wine Country
by Laura Ness
If you visit this beautiful hilly vine-rowed mecca on a quintessential late summer or early autumn day, you’ll enjoy the abundant sunshine of summer, cooled by a beautiful breeze that makes sitting outdoors downright pleasant. One such day, I happened on Retzlaff Winery just as a party of bachelorettes was enjoying a feast on the spacious lawn. They were making merry out of earshot of those in the tasting room – a handy benefit of having an enormous outdoor space. One of the oldest wineries in the rapidly growing region, Retzlaff is one of the most charming vineyard settings, as the grapes begin to ripen and the sun sinks lower in the sky. Two couples, men in suits, women in fashionably chic dresses, walked in, having just come from a wedding at nearby Ruby Hill Winery. They had an hour til the reception and decided to come wine tasting. Turns out they were from Scottsdale, AZ, and had never been to Livermore. I joined them in a glass of Retzlaff Sauv Blanc as they sat in the shade of the enormous pepper trees, transfixed by the natural beauty of the setting. “I am sitting here thinking I’m really, truly in paradise!” said the woman wearing the pearls. “This is just so beautiful, I never even thought wine country could be this spectacularly pretty! I wish I could just stay right here, drinking this wine, for the rest of my life!” Her husband was temporarily transfixed by the humming rhythm of the bottling line, as the crew wrapped up a record 2400-case bottling run, the largest they’d ever done in a single day. Winemaker Bob Taylor looked a bit weary, but exceedingly pleased as he told me how good it felt to get that done. As I left our Arizona visitors, all four were mesmerized by the confluence of the moment: when everything just comes together. I know they’ll all be back. They had just discovered the new gold in Livermore: its blonde hills, ruffled by the Bay breeze, and vineyards heavy with Chardonnay grapes glistening in late August afternoon light. One good tasting deserves another, so I dashed over to Wood Family’s release party, where the entire pile of Woods were rockin’ out to the music of Patty & Abigail, making short work of the 2010 Chardonnay, and knocking back Cabernet Franc like it was the Last Supper. That’s some seriously good stuff. After a few snorts of 2006 Merlot, one of the finest in the Valley, very big, meaty and dense, I watched as the sun dropped down below the double cordons of the Merlot which had just begun veraison. It was magical. Rhonda and Michael Wood hoped they’d harvest before Halloween! Trick or treat. Then I wound my way through a paradise of vineyards to Rodrigue Molyneux, where GM Lindsey Roffey put together a sensational wine pairing dinner with Chef Robert Sulatycky of Beverly Hills. This exquisitely prepared and perfectly presented 5-course dinner was a delight to the senses, and all the food seamlessly complemented the wine, like stimulating conversation complements pleasant company. It didn’t hurt that the sold out dinner was held on the front porch of Gary and Nancy Rodrigue’s beautiful country manor home, overlooking their vines, with an entrancing view to the north and western hills. We began with the new 2010 Chateau Molyneux Pinot Blanc in its lovely French packaging, delectable with the beautiful heirloom tomato salad, gleaming with golden, red, purple and red-brown fruit, topped with Burrata cheese, arugula and basil and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Each course surpassed the next, opening up and unfolding like a well-built bottle of wine, getting better by the glass.

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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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Tours & Tasting Daily 10:00-5:00 Call ahead to schedule tours & private tastings, 866-708-9463 2 for 1 Reserve Wine Tasting in the Rhine House with this ad Save up to $25

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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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, 10:30-4:00 – $25 for a current flight tasting Enjoy our limited production 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon (95 points) All proceeds benefit cardiovascular research. For reservations, call 707-963-5972

3222 ehlers lane, St. helena | for reservations, call 707.963.5972 El Molino Winery – St. helena; 707 963-6021 Elizabeth Spencer – 1165 rutherford road, rutherford; 707 963-6067 Elkhorn Peak Cellars – 200 Polson rd, napa; 707 255-0504 Elyse – 2100 hoffman ln, napa; 707 944-2900 Envy Wines – 1170 tubbs ln, calistoga; 707 942-4670 ETUDE
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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

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

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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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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
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 daily 11-5 Porter Family Vineyards – napa; 707 265-7980 open by appointment only PRAGER WINERY & PORT WORKS – 1281 lewelling, St. helena; 707 963-Port (7678) open daily 10:30-4:30 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 REATA – 1 Kirkland ranch road, napa; 707 254-8673 Regusci Winery – 5584 Silverado trail, napa; 707 254-0403 Relic – St. helena; 707 967-9380 Revana Family – 2930 St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 967-8814 Reverie Winery – 1250 Diamond Mtn rd, calistoga; 707 942-6800 REYNOLDS FAMILY – 3266 Silverado trail, napa; 707 258-2558 Rios Wine – 1334-B lincoln Ave, calistoga; 707 942-1376 Ritchie Creek – 4024 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 963-4661 Road 31 Wine Co – napa; 707 649-1200 Robert Biale – 4038 Big ranch rd, napa; 707 257-7555 open daily 9-5 open daily 10-5 open by appointment only open by appointment open by appointment open daily 10-5 open daily 10:30-6:30 open by appointment open by appointment only open by appointment

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK | WINERY LISTINGS
Robert Craig Winery – 625 imperial Way, napa; 707 252-2250 x1 open by appointment Mon-Sat 10-4 Robert Keenan – 3660 Spring Mtn. rd, St. helena; 707 963-9177 open by appointment Robert Mondavi – 7801 St. helena hwy 29, oakville; 707 968-2001 open daily 10-5 Robert Sinskey Vnyds – 6320 Silverado trail, Yountville; 707 944-9090 open daily 10-4:30 Robinson Family Vnyds – 5880 Silverado trail, napa; 707 944-8004 open by appointment ROMBAUER VINEYARD – 3522 Silverado trail, no, St. helena; 707 963-5170 open daily 10-5 Round Pond Winery – 886 rutherford rd, rutherford; 1-877-963-9364 By appointment Rubicon Estates – 1991 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 968-1161 open daily 10-5 Rudd Winery – 500 oakville cross rd, oakville; 707 944-8577 open tues-Sat by appointment Ruston Family – 2798 Spring St, St. helena; 707 967-8025 open by appointment Rustridge Ranch – 2910 lower chiles Valley rd, St. helena; 707 965-9353 open by appointment Rutherford Grove – 1673 St. helena hwy, rutherford; 707 963-0544 open daily 10-4:30 RUTHERFORD HILL – 200 rutherford hill rd, rutherford; 707 963-1871 open daily 10-5 Rutherford Ranch – 1680 Silverado trail, rutherford; 707 968-3200 open daily 10-4:30 Saddleback Cellars – 7802 Money road, oakville; 707 944-1305 open daily by appointment 10-4 Saintsbury – 1500 los carneros Ave, napa; 707 252-0592 open Mon-Sat by appointment Salvestrin Vineyard – 397 Main Street, St. helena; 707 963-5105 open by appointment Saviez Vineyards – 4060 Silverado trail, calistoga; 707 942-5889 open by appointment 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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Staglin Family – 1570 Bella oaks ln, rutherford; 707 944-0477 open by appointment Stags’ Leap Winery – 6150 Silverado trail, napa; 1-800-395-2441 By advance appointment only Steltzner Vineyards – 5998 Silverado trail, napa; 707 252-7272 open daily 10:30-4:30 by appt STERLING VINEYARDS – 1111 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; 707 942-3344 Mon-fri 10:30-5 Self-Guided Winery Tours, Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children OK Sat-Sun 10-5 Stoneheath Winery – napa; 707 257-0701 open by appointment Stonehedge Winery – 1004 clinton St, napa; 707 256-4444 tue-thu 12-6, fri-Sat 12-8 Stony Hill Vineyard – call for directions,St. helena; 707 963-2636 open Mon-fri 9-5 by appt only Storybook Mountain – 3835 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-5310 open by appointment Sullivan Vineyard – 1090 galleron rd, rutherford; 707 963-9646 open daily 10-5 by appointment SUMMERS ESTATE – 1171 tubbs lane, calistoga; 707 942-5508 open daily 10:30-4:30 Gift Items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Summit Lake – 2000 Summit lake Dr, Angwin; 707 965-2488 open by appointment SUTTER HOME WINERY – 277 St. helena hwy S, St. helena; 707 963-3104 open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Food Pairings Swanson Vineyards – 1271 Manley ln, rutherford; 707 967-3500 open by appointment Tallulah Wines – 1043 Vallejo St, napa; 707 843-1823 open by appointment Tamber Bey Vnyds – 1234 Adams St, St. helena; 707 968-5345 open daily 10-6 TASTE AT OXBOW – 708 first Street, napa/ 707 265-9600 Sun-thu 12-7, fri-Sat 12-9 Tasting Room, The – at the napa Wine co, 40 St. helena hwy, oakville; 707 848-9630 open daily 10-4:30 Taylor Family Vineyards –5991 Silverado trail, napa; 707 255-3593 open by appointment Tayson Pierce Estate Wines – 699 S. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 707 968-9780 By appointment only Teachworth – 4451 St. helena hwy, calistoga; 707 942-8432 open by appointment Tedeschi Family Winery – 2779 grant St. calistoga; 707 337-5526 tue-Sun 12-4:30 by appointment only Terra Valentine – 3787 Spring Mountain rd, St. helena; 707 967-8340 open by appointment The Terraces – 1450 Silverado trail, St. helena; 707 963-1707 open by appointment Tofanelli Family – 1212 Pine St, calistoga; 707 942-6504 open by appointment only Tom Eddy – 3870 hwy 128, calistoga; 707 942-4267 open by appointment Toolbox Wine Co. – 1021 McKinstry St, napa; 707 257-6796 open daily 11-7 Tournesol Wine – napa; 707 287-7557 open by appointment only Trahan Winery – 974 franklin St, napa; 707 257-7477 open daily 11-6 Trefethen Vineyards – 1160 oak Knoll Ave, napa; 707 255-7700 open daily 10-4:30 Tres Sabores – 1620 S. Whitehall lane, St. helena; 707 967-8027 open by appointment Trespass Vineyard – 1859 hillview Place, St. helena; 707 963-0804 open by appointment Trinchero Family Estates – 3070 n. St. helena hwy, St. helena; 1-800-473-4454 open daily 10-5 Trinitas Cellars – at the Meritage resort, 875 Bordeaux Way, napa; 707 251-3012 open daily 11-7 Tristant – 1012 Bale ln, calistoga; 707 942-0600 open by appointment Truchard – 3234 old Sonoma rd, napa; 707 253-7153 open by appointment Tudal Winery – 1015 Big tree rd, St. helena; 707 963-3947 open by appointment Tulocay – 1426 coombsville rd, napa; 707 255-4064 open by appointment TURNBULL WINE CELLARS – 8210 highway 29, oakville; 707 963-5839 open daily 10-4:30 Twomey Cellars – 1183 Dunaweal lane, calistoga; (707) 942-7122 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 – 3169 St. helena hwy n, St. helena; 707 963-3573 open by appointment V Wine Cellars – 6525 Washington St, Yountville; 707 531-7053 open daily 10-7 V. SATTUI WINERY – corner hwy 29 & White ln, St. helena; 707 963-7774 open daily 9-6 (Winter hours till 5) Picnic Area, Deli, Art Exhibits, Children & Pets OK, Cave Tours Van Der Heyden – 4057 Silverado trail, napa; 707 257-0130 open daily 10-6 by appointment Varozza Vineyards – 514 Pratt Ave, St. helena; 707 963-0331 open by appointment only Velo Vino – pour clif Wines, 709 Main St, St. helena; 707 968-0625 open daily 10-6 Venge – 4708 Silverado trail, napa; 707 942-9100 Wed-Sun by appointment only Verismo Wines – 100 rapp ln, napa; 707 944 Wine (9463) open by appointment only

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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
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. R. COHN WINERY – 15000 Sonoma hwy 12, glen ellen; 800-330-4064 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Tours, Educational Programs, Wine Pairings B Wise Vnyds – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Bartholomew Park – 1000 Vineyard ln., Sonoma; 707 935-9511 open daily 11-4:30 Battaglini Wines – 2948 Piner rd, Santa rosa; 707 578-4091 open by appointment only Bella Vnyds & Wine Caves – 9711 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 473-9171 open daily 11-4:30 Benovia Winery – 339 hartman rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-4441 open by appointment only Benziger Family Winery – 1883 london ranch rd, glen ellen; 707 935-4046 open daily 10-5 Bevan Cellars – 3900 Matanzas creek ln, Santa rosa; 707 332-2918 open by appointment only Bluenose Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 Bonneau Family – carneros Deli, 23001 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 800-996-0420 open daily 11-6:30 (5 in winter) Bradford Mountain – Poured at cellars of Sonoma, 133 4th St, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 Branham Estate – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7 Brutocao Cellars – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Bucklin Old Hill Ranch – 8 old hill ranch rd; glen ellen 707 933-1726 By appointment Buena Vista Winery – 18000 old Winery rd, Sonoma; 707 265-1472 open daily 10-5 C. Donatiello – healdsburg; 707 431-4442 open by appointment only Camellia Cellars – 57 front St., healdsburg; 707 433-1290 open daily 11-6 Captûre – healdsburg; 707 395-0457 open by appointment only Carol Shelton – 3354-B coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 575-3441 open by appt, 11-4 Cass Winery – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 CELLAR DOOR – 1395 Broadway, Suite e, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thur-Mon 11-6,tue-Wed 4-6 Cellars of Sonoma – 133 fourth Street, Santa rosa; 707 578-1826 Sun-Wed 10-8:30, thu-Sat 10-10 Chalk Hill – 10300 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 657-4837 open daily 10-4 CHARLES CREEK VINEYARD – 483 first St. W., Sonoma; 707 935-3848 open daily 11-6 Chasseur – Sebastopol; 707 829-1941 By appointment only fri 10 & 2 Chateau Felice – 10603 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 836-9011 Sat-Sun 11-4, weekdays by appt CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERY
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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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Clarbec – 19368 orange Ave, Sonoma; 707 996-4012 open by appointment only CLINE CELLARS – 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 940-4030 open daily 10-6 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours at 11, 1, 3 or Food Pairings Clos du Bois – 19410 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-3100 open daily 10-4:30 Clouds Rest Vineyards – Petuluma; 707 765-0841 open by appointment only Collier Falls – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12,Kenwood; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 COMPASS Wines– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Copain Wines – 7800 eastside rd, healdsburg; 707 836-8822 open thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt Corda – 845 chileno Valley rd, Petaluma; 707 781-9310 open by appointment only D & L Carinalli Vineyards – 2030 Barlow ln, Sebastopol; 707 827-3826 open by appointment only D’Argenzio – 1301 clevelend Ave, Ste A, Santa rosa; 707 280-4658 open daily 11-5 Dark Horse – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11am-6pm Dashe Cellars – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Da Vero – 788 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8000 Wed-Mon 10-5 David Coffaro – 7485 Dry creek rd, geyserville; 707 433-9715 open daily 11-4 David Noyes – Poured at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 Davis Family Vnyds – 52 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3858 thu-Sun 11-4:30 Deerfield Ranch – 10200 Sonoma highway, Kenwood; 707 833-5215 open daily 10:30-4:30 Dehlinger – 4101 Vine hill rd, Sebastopol; 707 823-2378 Jan-Aug by appointment, fridays only De La Montanya – 999 foreman ln., healdsburg; 707 433-3711 open daily 11-4:30, Mon-fri by appt DE LOACH VNYDS – 1791 olivet road, Santa rosa; 707 526-9111 open daily 10-5 DE LORIMIER WINERY (formerly Mosaic)– 2001 hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-2000 open daily 10:30-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Deux Amis – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7945 open by appointment only DREYER WINE – Poured at Sonoma-enoteca, 35 e napa St, Sonoma; 707 935-1200 open daily 11-5:30, tue seasonal Dry Creek Vineyards – 3770 lambert Bridge rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1000 open daily 10:30-4:30 Duchamp Estate – 280 chiquita rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6665 open by appointment only Dutch Bill Creek – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 By appointment only DUTCHER CROSSING – 8533 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-2700 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Dutton Estate – 8757 green Valley rd; Sebastopol; 707 829-9463 Daily 10-5 Dutton-Goldfield– 3100 grevenstein highway north, Sebastopol; 707-827-3600 open daily 10-4:30 Edmeades Tasting Room– 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 707 857-1529 open daily 10:30-5:30 Enkidu Wine – 8910 Sonoma hwy. 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6100 Daily 12-6 Ensuenos – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11am-6pm Eric K. James – 452 first Street e, Sonoma Plaza; 707 732-7560 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Eric Kent Wine Cellars – 1014 hopper Ave, #612, Santa rosa ; 707 527-9700 nov 15 -Aug 15 by appt ERIC ROSS – 14300 Arnold Dr, glen ellen; 707 939-8525 open daily 11-5 Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11-6 Everett Ridge – 435 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1637 open daily 10-5 Family Wineries of Dry Creek Valley – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 open daily 10:30-4:30 Family Wineries – Kenwood – 9380 Sonoma hwy. 12; 707 833-4444 Mar-Dec 10:30-5, Jan-feb closed tu-We FAVERO VNYDS – 3939 lovall Valley rd, Sonoma; 707 935-3939 open by appointment only – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal FERRARI CARANO
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Flowers Vineyard & Winery – 28500 Seaview rd, cazadero; 707 847-3661 open by appointment Folk Machine – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7 Foppiano Vineyards – 12707 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 433-7272 open daily 11-6 Forchini Vineyards – 5141 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8886 fri-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-thur by appt Forth Vnyds – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 FOYT FAMILY WINES – poured at Meadowcroft Wines, 23574 Arnold Dr/hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 934-4090 open daily 11-6 Francis Ford Coppola – 300 Via Archimedes, geyserville; 707 857-1462 open daily 11-6 Freeman Winery – 1300 Montgomery rd, Sebastopol; 415 831-4756 open by appointment only Freestone Vineyards – 12747 el camino Bodega, freestone; 707 874-1010 Win: thu-Mon 11-5, Sum: daily 11-5 Friendly Dog Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5 Frick – 23072 Walling road, geyserville; 707 857-1980 Sat-Sun 12-4:30 (Summers fri) FRITZ WINERY – 24691 Dutcher creek rd, cloverdale; 707 894-3389 open daily 10:30-4:30 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Wine Pairings Garden Creek Ranch– 2335 geysers rd, geyserville; 707 433-8345 open by appointment only Gary Farrell Wines – 10701 Westside rd, healdsburg;707 473-2909 open daily 10:30-4:30 Geyser Peak Winery – At canyon rd, 22281 chianti rd, geyserville; 707 857-2500 open daily 10-5 GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VNYDS – 23555 hwy 121, Sonoma; 707 996-7256 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Art Exhibit; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Educational Programs, Food Pairings Gofessel Vineyards – 20838 Burndale road, Sonoma; 415 225-6801 open by appointment only Göpfrich – 7564 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1645 open by appointment Gourmet Au Bay – 913 hwy 1, Bodega Bay; 707 875-9875 fri-Sat 11-8, Sun-thu 11-7 Graton Ridge – 3541 gravenstein hwy 116 n, Sebastopol; 707 823-3040 fri-Mon 10-4:30 GRIEVE FAMILY – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St, 707 938-5277; Sonoma open daily 11-4:30 Gustafson Family – 9100 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs road, geyserville; 707 433-2371 Sat 10-4 or by appt Hanna Winery – 9280 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 431-4310 open daily 10-4 5353 occidental rd, Santa rosa; 707 575-3371 open daily 10-4 Hanzell Vineyards– 18596 lomita Avenue, Sonoma, cA 95476 Ph: 707 996-3860 open by appointment only Hartford Family Winery – 8075 Martinelli road, forestville; 707 887-1756 open daily 10-4:30 Hart‘s Desire – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm, 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5 Harvest Moon Estate – 2192 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 573-8711 open daily 10-5 Hauck Cellars – 223 center St, healdsbug; 707 473-9065 open thu-Mon 11:30-5, fri & Sat till 7 Hawkes Wine – 6734 hwy. 128, healdsburg; 707 433-4295 thu-Mon 10-5 Hawkes Wine Tasting Rm – 383 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 938-7620 thu-Mon 12-6 Hawley Wines – 36 north Street, healdsburg; 707 473-9500 open daily 11-6 Haywood Winery – 18000 gehricke rd, Sonoma; 707 939-5020 open by appointment only 26 east napa St, Ste c; 707 933-3001 open daily 11-6 Heintz – Sebastopol; 877 874-3852 By appointment only Highway 12 Winery – 498 first St. e, Sonoma; 707 938-8091 open daily 10:30-5:30 HKG ESTATE WINES – 13647 Arnold Drive, glen ellen; 707 938-7622 thu-Sun 11-6 Hobo – Poured at Downtown Wine: 132 Plaza St, healdsburg; 707 473-0337 thu-Mon 11-6, fri-Sat 11-7 Holdredge – 51 front St, healdsburg; 707 431-1424 Sat-Sun 11-4:30 or by appt Homewood Winery – 23120 Burndale rd, Sonoma; 707 996-6353 open daily 10-4 Hook and Ladder – 2134 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-2255 open daily 10-4:30 HOP KILN WINERY – 6050 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-6491 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings IL CUORE – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Imagery Estate – 14355 hwy 12, glen ellen; 707 935-4515 Weekdays 10-4:30, Weekends 10-5:30 Inman Family – 3900 Piner road, Santa rosa; 707 395-0689 fri -Sun 11-4 or by appt. Inspiration Vnyds & Winery –3360e coffey ln, Santa rosa; 707 237-4980 open daily 11-4:30 In Vino Veritas – 118 north Street, healdsburg; 707 395-0307 Sun-thu 11-6, fri-Sat 11-8 Iron Horse – 9786 ross Station rd, Sebastopol; 707 887-1507 open daily 10-4:30 J KEVERSON – Poured at Waterfront tasting rm, 53 front St, healdsburg; 707 433-3097 thu-Mon 11-5

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J Lynne Wines – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8pm, late weekends J Rickards Winery – 24505 chianti rd, cloverdale; 707 758-3441 tue-Sat 11-4 J Vineyard & Winery – 11447 old redwood hwy, healdsburg; 707 431-3646 open daily 11-5 JACUZZI VINEYARDS – 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 931-7575 open daily 10-5:30 JCB Tasting Room & Wine Bar – 320 center St, healdsburg; 707 473-9707 Sun-Wed 10:30-5:30, thu-Sat 10:30-9 Johnson’s Alexander Valley Wines – 8333 hwy 128, healdsburg; 707 433-2319 open daily 11-5 John Tyler Wines – 4375 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 473-0123 open by appointment only Jordan – 1474 Alexander Valley rd, healdsburg; 707 431-5250 open by appointment only Joseph Swan Winery – 2916 laguna rd, forestville; 707 573-3747 Sat, Sun & some holidays, 11-4:30 Kachina – 4551 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 332-7917 open by appointment only Kamen Estate – 21692 8th Street e, Suite 300, Sonoma; 707 833-1700 open by appointment only Kastania Vineyards – 4415 Kastania rd, Petaluma; 707 763-6348 Sat Sun 11-4 KAZ WINERY – 233 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-2536 fri-Mon 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Winery Tours, Vineyards Tours Keating –23564 Arnold Dr, Sonoma; 707 939-6510 open daily 10-5 Keller Estate – 5875 lakeville hwy, Petaluma; 707 765-2117 thu-Sun 11- 4:30 KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CTR – 5007 fulton rd, fulton; 707 571-8100 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings KENDALL-JACKSON TASTING ROOM – 337 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 433-7102 open daily 10-5 Children & Pets OK Kenwood Vineyards – 9592 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5891 open daily 10-4:30 Kokomo – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0200 open daily 11-4:30 Korbel Chmpgne Clrs – 13250 river rd, guerneville; 707 824-7000 open daily 10-5 Krutz Family Cellars– 1301 cleveland Ave, Santa rosa; 707 865-6755 open by appointment only Kunde – 9825 Sonoma hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-5501 open daily 10:30-4 La Crema – 235 healdsburg Ave, Ste 101, healdsburg; 707 431-9400 open daily 10:30-5:30 Lago di Merlo – at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Lake Sonoma Winery – 340 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 473-2999 open daily 10-4:30 Lambert Bridge – 4085 W. Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-9600 open daily 10:30-4:30 Lancaster Estate – 15001 chalk hill rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8178x209 open by appointment only Landmark – 101 Adobe canyon rd, Kenwood; 707 833-0053 open daily 10-4:30 Larson Family – 23355 Millerick rd, Sonoma; 707-938-3031 open daily 10-5 Laurel Glen – Poured at locals: geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707 857-4900 open daily 11am-6pm, tue by appt LEDSON WINERY – 7335 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 537-3810 open daily 10-5 Gift items, Deli, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for: Educational Programs, Food Pairings Leonhardt Vnyds – 8500 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 352 262-0963 Apr 15- Sep 1, Daily 1-5 by appt Limerick Lane Vineyards – 1023 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 433-9211 open daily 10-5 Little Vineyards Family Winery – 15188 Sonoma hwy, glen ellen; 707 996-2750 thu-Mon 11-4:30 Littorai Wines – 788 gold ridge rd. Sebastopol; 707 823-9586 open by appointment only Locals Tasting Room – corner of geyserville Ave & hwy 128, geyserville; 707-857-4900 open daily 11-6 Longboard Vineyards – 5 fitch St, healdsburg; 707 433-3473 open daily 11-6 LOXTON CELLARS – 11466 Dunbar rd, glen ellen; 707 935-7221 open daily 11-5 by appt Picnic Area; Call ahead for Vineyard and Winery Tours Lynmar Estate – 3909 frei rd, Sebastopol; 707 829-3374 open daily 11-4 MacLeod Family Vnyd – Kenwood; 707 833-4312 open by appointment only MacPhail Family – 851 Magnolisa Dr, healdsburg; 707 433-4780 open by appointment only Macrae Family – at family Wineries – Kenwood: 9380 Sonoma hwy 12; 888-433-6555 open daily 10:30-5 MacRostie Winery – 21481 eighth St e, Suite 25, Sonoma; 707 996-4480 Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment MADRONE RIDGE WINERY– Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30 MANZANITA CREEK – 1441 A&B grove St, healdsburg; 707 433-4052 fri-Sat 11-4:30, Sun-thur by appt – Poured at Sonoma enoteca, 35 e napa St, Suite B ; 707 935-1791 Wed-Mon 11-5:30, tue seasonal Marimar Estate – 11400 graton road, Sebastopol; 707 823-4365 open daily 11-4 Martinelli Vineyards – 3360 river rd, fulton; 707 525-0570 open daily 10-5 MARTIN RAY – 2191 laguna road, Santa rosa; 707 823-2404 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Martorana Family Winery– 5956 West Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1909 open by appointment only Matanzas Creek Winery – 6097 Bennett Valley rd, Santa rosa; 707 528-6464 open daily 10-4:30 MATRIX – 3291 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1911 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours Mauritson Family Winery – 2859 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 431-0804 open daily 10-5 MAYO FAMILY – 13101 Arnold Drive @ highway 12, glen ellen; 707 938-9401 open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYO FAMILY RESERVE ROOM – 9200 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-5504 open daily 10:30-6:30 MAYO FAMILY – at the cellar Door, 1395 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 938-4466 thu-Mon 11-6, tue & Wed 4-6 MAZZOCCO SONOMA – 1400 lytton Springs rd, healdsburg; 707 431-8159 open daily 11-5 Gift items, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK

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

Jack london Village | 14301 Arnold Drive, glen ellen | 11-5 thursday-Monday 707-938-7550 | www.moondancecellars.com the Pup is always welcome MOSHIN VINEYARDS – 10295 Westside rd, healdsburg; 707 433-5499 open daily 11-4:30 Mountain Terraces – 707 481-7377 open by appointment only Mounts Family – 3901 Wine creek rd, healdsburg; 707 292-8148 open by appointment only Mueller – 6301 Starr rd, Windsor; 707 837-7399 fri-Mon 11-4 Murphy-Goode – 20 Matheson St, healdsburg; 800 499-7644 open daily 10:30-5:30 Muscardini Cellars – 8910 Sonoma hwy, Kenwood; 707 833-0526 open daily 11-6 Mutt Lynch Winery – 602 limerick ln, healdsburg; 707 942-6180 open by appointment only Nalle – 2383 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-1040 Sat 12-5 & by appt Nicholson Ranch – 4200 napa rd, Sonoma; 707 938-8822 open daily 10-6 Novy Family – 980 Airway ct, Ste c, Santa rosa; 707 578-3882 open by appointment daily 10-3 Occidental Road Cellars – 2064 gravenstein hwy, north, Bldg 7; 707 874-9401 open Sat 1-4 Old World Winery – 850 river rd, fulton; 707 578-3148 open by appointment only Optima Winery – 498 Moore ln, Unit c, healdsburg; 707 431-8222 open by appointment only Orchard Station Winery – 14301 Arnold Dr, Jack london Village, glen ellen; 707-938-7550 thu-Mon 11-5 Paint Horse – 16510 Arnold Drive, Sonoma; 707 935-0148 open by appointment only Palmeri – Poured at terroirs Artisan Wines, 21001 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Papapietro Perry – 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0422 open daily 11-4:30 PARADISE RIDGE WINERY – 4545 thomas lake harris Dr, Santa rosa; 707 528-Wine open daily 11-5 Gift items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call ahead for Winery Tours

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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 Spann Vineyards – 111A east napa Street , Sonoma; 707 933-8343 Daily 12-6 ST. FRANCIS VINEYARDS – 100 Pythian rd, Santa rosa; 888-675-Wine open daily 10-5 Gift Items, Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK; Call for Food Pairings, Winery Tours St. Helena Road Winery – 6995 St. helena road; Santa rosa; 707 538-8674 open daily 9-5 by appointment Staley – Poured at family Wineries – Dry creek Valley: 4791 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-0100 10:30-4:30 Starlite Vineyards – 5511 highway 128, geyserville; 707 431-1102 Sat & Sun 11-5 or by appt Stephen & Walker – 243 healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8749 open daily 11-7 Stone Edge Farm –Sonoma; 707 935-6520 open by appointment only Stonestreet Alexander Mtn – 7111 highway 128; 707 473-3333; healdsburg fri-Mon 11-4:30 or by appt Stryker Sonoma – 5110 highway 128; geyserville; 707 433-1944 open daily 10:30-5 Stuhlmuller – 4951 West Soda rock ln, healdsburg; 707 431-7745 fri-Mon 10-4:30, appts recommended Suncé Winery – 1839 olivet rd, Santa rosa; 707 526-9463 open daily 10:30-5 Taft Street Winery – 2030 Barlow lane, Sebastopol; 707 823-2049 Sat-Sun 11-4:30, Mon-fri 11-4 Talty – 7127 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-8438 open by appointment only Tara Bella – 3701 Viking rd, Santa rosa; 707 544-9049 open by appointment only Teira Wines – Poured at hudson Street Wineries, 428 hudson Street, healdsburg; 707 433-2364 open daily 11-5 Teldeschi Winery – 3555 Dry creek road, healdsburg; 707 433-6626 open daily 12-5 Terroirs Artisan Wines – 21001 geyserville Ave, Ste 101, geyserville; 707 857-4101 thu-Mon 11:30-6:30 Thomas George Estates – 8075 Westside road, healdsburg; 707 431-8031 open daily 11-5 Three Alarm – Poured at Vine tastings: 9058 Windsor rd, Windsor; 707 620-0833 Mon-fri 12-8, later on weekends Thumbprint Cellars –102 Matheson, healdsburg; 707 433-2393 open daily 11-6. fri & Sat 11-7 Tin Barn – 21692 eighth St e. #340, Sonoma; 707 938-5430 fri-Mon 12-5 Toad Hollow – 409A healdsburg Ave, healdsburg; 707 431-8667 open daily 10:30-5:30 TOPEL
Exquisite wines handcrafted from grapes grown to exacting organic and biodynamic standards
MARK AND DONNIS TOPEL, WINEMAKERS/PROPRIETORS

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 Trione Winery – 19550 geyserville Ave, geyserville; 707 814-8100 Truett Hurst – 5610 Dry creek rd, healdsburg; 707 433-9545 open daily 10-5 open daily 10:30-5 thur-Sun 10-5 open daily 11-5

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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 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 Clos LaChance – 1 hummingbird ln, San Martin; 800 itS-Wine open daily 11-5 Clos Tita – 4 Kendall lane, Santa cruz; 831 439-9235 open by appointment only Cooper-Garrod – 22645 garrod rd, Saratoga; 408 867-7116 Mon-fri 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 Copious Winery – 427 Swift Street, A, Santa cruz; 831 425-Wine fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 12-6 Creekview Vineyards – 12467 creekview ct, San Martin; 408 686-0534 3rd weekend 11-5 Creekview Vnyds & Sherman Cellars Tasting Rm – 40 Post St, San Jose; 408 288-Wine Wed-Sun 11-5 David Bruce Winery – 21439 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-4214 Mon-fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 DeRose Vineyards – 9970 cienega Valley road, hollister; 831 636-9143 Sat-Sun 11-4 or or by appointment Domenico Wines – 1697 industrial rd, San carlos; 650 593-2335 open daily 12-5 Enz – 1781 limekiln road, hollister; 831 637-6443 By appointment only Equinox – 427-c Swift St, Santa cruz; 831 338-2646; 831 423-3000 fri-Sun 12-5 Fernwood Cellars – 7137 redwood retreat, gilroy; 408 848-0611 3rd weekend of the month, 12-5 Fleming Jenkins Vnys & Winery – 45 W. Main St, los gatos; 408 358-4949 tue-Sun 12-6 Flint Wine Cellars – 13160 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-8986 open by appointment only Fortino Winery – 4525 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-3305 tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Guerra Cellars – 500 John Smith rd, hollister; 831 902-5354 Weekends July thru Sept GUGLIELMO WINERY
With three generations of grape growing and wine making, we continue to produce a family of award-winning wines.

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

Daily 10-5, closed major holidays 1480 east Main Avenue, Morgan hill 408-779-2145 • guglielmowinery.com Hallcrest Vineyards – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 831 335-4441 open daily 12-5 Heart o’ the Mountain – 5610 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley; 831 345-6133 open by appointment only Hecker Pass Winery – 4605 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 842-8755 open daily 9-5 Hillcrest Terrace – 429B ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426-1500 Sat-Sun 12-5 & by appointment Hunter Hill – 7099 glen haven rd, Soquel; 831 465-9294 Sat-Sun 11-4 or by appt J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE – 1000 lenzen Ave, San Jose; 408 918-2160 open daily 10-5 Jason-Stephens – 11775 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 846-8463 thur-Mon 12-5 Kirigin Cellars – 11550 Watsonville rd, gilroy; 408 847-8827 open daily 10-5 Kings Mountain – 187 Kings Mountain road, Woodside; 650 851-7551 open by appointment only La Honda – 2645 fair oaks Ave, redwood city; 650 366-4104 open by appointment only La Nebbia – 12341 San Mateo road, half Moon Bay; 650 726-9463 open daily 10-5 Léal Vineyards – 300 Maranatha Drive, hollister; 831 636-1023 open daily 11-5 LOMA PRIETA WINERY – 26985 loma Prieta Way, los gatos; 408 353-2950 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt Martin Ranch – 6675 redwood retreat road, gilroy; 408 842-9197 open third weekend of each month 12-4 Michael Martella – 17287 Box 103 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 open by appointment only MJA VINEYARDS – 328A ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 421-9380 open daily 12-6 MJA VINEYARDS – 24900 highland Way, los gatos; 408 353-6000 thur-Sun 11-5 Morgan Hill Cellars – 1645 San Pedro Ave, Morgan hill; 408 779-7389 tue-Sun 10-5 Mountain Winery – 14831 Pierce road, Saratoga; 408 741-2822 fri-Sun 12-5 Muccigrosso – 21450 Bear creek rd, los gatos; 408 354-0821 open by appointment only Muns Vineyard – los gatos; 408 515-2663 open by appointment only Naumann Vnyds – 16505 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 867-7871 Special events & by appointment Nicholson Vnyds – 2800 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 724-7071 Sat 12-4 Odonata – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 566-5147 1st Sat of the month 12-5 Organic Wine Works – 379 felton empire rd, felton; 800-oWW-Wine open daily 12-5 Osocalis – 5579 old San Jose rd, Soquel; 831 477-1718 open by appointment only P&M Staiger Vineyard –1300 hopkins gulch rd, Boulder creek; 831 338-0172 open by appointment only Pietra Santa – 10034 cienega road, hollister; 831 636-1991 Wed-Sun 11-5 or by appointment only Pelican Ranch – 100 Kennedy Drive, #102, capitola; 831 426-6911 fri-Sun 12-5 Picchetti Winery – 13100 Montebello rd, cupertino; 408 741-1310 open daily 11-5

NORTH CENTRAL COAST
Ahlgren Vineyard – 20320 hwy 9, Boulder creek; 800 338-6071 Sat 12-4 or by appointment Alfaro Family Vnyd & Winery – 420 hames road, corralitos; 831 728-5172 Sat 12-5 or by appointment Aptos Creek – 520 nisene Meadws ct, Aptos; 831 684-1680 open by appointment only Armida Winery – 103 Stockton Avenue, capitola; 831 462-1065 Sat-Sun 11-6, M-f 12-6 Bargetto Winery – 3535 n. Main St, Soquel; 831 475-2258 ext 14 open daily 12-5 Beauregard – 10 Pine flat road, Bonny Doon; 831 458-Wine open daily 11-5 Big Basin– 830 Memory lane, Boulder creek; 831 621-8028 open by appointment only Big Basin Tasting Room – 14598 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga; 408 564-7346 Mon-thu 11-5, fri-Sat 11-7 Black Ridge – 18550 Black rd, los gatos; 408 399-6396 open 3rd weekend 11-5 & by appointment Bonny Doon Vineyard – 328 ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 888 819-6789 open daily 12-5, summer till 6 Bruzzone – 433 Sunridge Drive, Scotts Valley; 831 438-3120 open by appointment only BURRELL SCHOOL – 24060 Summit rd, los gatos; 408 353-6290 open thu-Sun 11-5 Art Exhibit, Picnic Area, Children & Pets OK Byington Winery – 21850 Bear creek road, los gatos; 408 354-1111 tue-Sun 11-5 Calera – 11300 cienega road, hollister; 831 637-9170 open daily 11-4:30 Casa De Fruta – 6680 Pacheco Pass hwy, hollister; 800 543-1702 open daily 9-6 Castillo’s Hillside Shire – 2215 liberta Drive, Morgan hill; 408 776-8200 Sat 1-7, Sun 12-5 Cava Wine Bar – 115 San Jose Ave, capitola; 831 476-2282 tue-thu 4-12, fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 3-9 Chaine d’Or – 140 Sunrise Drive, Woodside; 650 851 8977 open by appointment only Cinnabar – 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga; 408 867-1012 open daily 11-5

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Pinder – 165 cristich lane, campbell; 877-684-2601 Pleasant Valley – 600 Pleasant Valley rd, Aptos; 831 728-2826 POETIC CELLARS – 5000 rodeo gulch road, Soquel; 831 462-3478 Rapazzini Winery – 4350 S. Monterey hwy, gilroy; 408 842-5649 Regale Winery – 24040 Summit road, los gatos; 408 353-2500 Ridge Vineyards – 17100 Montebello road, cupertino; 408 867-3233 River Run – 65 rogge lane, Watsonville; 831 726-3112 Roudon -Smith – 2364 Bean creek rd, Scotts Valley; 831 438-1244 Santa Cruz Mtn Vnyd – 334A ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 335-4242 Sarah’s Vineyard – 4005 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-1947 Satori Cellars – 2100 Buena Vista Avenue, gilroy; 408 848-5823 Savannah-Chanelle Vnyds – 23600 congress Springs rd, Saratoga; 408 741-2934 Silver Mountain – off old San Jose-Soquel rd Miller cutoff; 408 353-2278 Silver Mountain – 402 ingalls St, Ste 29, Santa cruz; 831 466-0559 Solis – 3920 hecker Pass hwy, gilroy; 408 847-6306 Sones Cellars – 334 B ingalls St, Santa cruz; 831 420-1552 Soquel Vineyards – 8063 glen haven, Soquel; 831 462-9045 Storrs Winery – 303 Potrero St. #35, Santa cruz; 831 458-5030 Summerayne – limekiln road, hollister; 831 902-5638 Sycamore Creek – 12775 Uvas road, Morgan hill; 408 779-4738 Team Zin – 830-3 Jury court, San Jose; 408 445-2508 Testarossa Vineyards – 300-A college Ave, los gatos; 408 354-6150 Thomas Fogarty Winery – 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside; 650 851-6777 Thomas Kruse Winery – 3200 Dryden Ave, gilroy; 408 842-7016 Travieso Winery – 165 cristich lane, #f, campbell; 650 248-5641 Trout Gulch – 414 Avalon St, Santa cruz; 831 471-2705 Vinocruz – Abbott Square on cooper Street, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436 VINE HILL – 2300 Jarvis road, Santa cruz; 831 427-0436 Vino Prima – 55 Municipal Wharf, Santa cruz; 831 426-0750 Vino Tabi – 334c ingalls Street, Santa cruz; 831 426 1809 Windy Oaks Estate – 550 hazel Dell rd, corralitos; 831 786-9463 Woodside Vineyards – 340 Kings Mountain rd; Woodside; 650 851-3144 Zayante Vineyards – 420 old Mount rd; felton; 831 335-7992 CARMEL VALLEY Bernardus – 5 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800 223-2533 Boekenoogen – 24 West carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 831 659-4215 Boëté Vineyards– 7156 carmel Valley rd, carmel Valley; 831 625-5040 Carmel Hills – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831 659-0750 Chateau Julien Wine Estate – 8940 carmel Valley road, carmel; 831 624-2600 Chateau Sinnet – 13746 center Street, carmel Valley; 831 659-2244 Cima Collina – San carlos, between ocean & 7th, carmel; 831 620-0645 Galante Vineyards – between ocean & 7th, Dolores; carmel; 831 624-3800 Georis Winery – 4 Pilot road, carmel Valley; 831 659-1050 Joullian Vineyards – 2 Village Drive Suite A, carmel Valley; 866 659-8101 Joyce Vineyards – 12 Del fino Place, carmel Valley; 831-659-0312 Heller Estate Organic Vineyards – 69 W. carmel Valley road, carmel Valley; 800-625-8466 open daily 11-5 open daily 11-5 open daily 12-5 thur-tue 12-6 Mon-fri 8-5 Sat-Sun 11-5 open daily 12-6 thur-Mon 11- 6 Sun-fri 1-6, Sat 12-6 Mon-thu 11-4:30, fri-Sun 11-6 open daily 11-6 open daily 11-5 fri-Sun 11-5 Sat 11-4 or by appointment Summer Apr-oct, Sat 12-4 or by appointment Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appt open daily 10-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-4 open by appointment only Sat 11-4:30 or by appointment Wed-Sun 12-5 open daily 11-5 Sat-Sun 12-5 open daily 11-5 Sat 12-5 thu-Sun 12-5 open daily 12-5 fri-Sun 12-5 Sat-Sun 11-4 open daily 12-5 open by appointment only thu, fri, Mon 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5 1st Sun of the month open daily 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 tue-Sun 12-5 Saturdays 11-4 & by appt, 3rd Sat 11-5 open by appointment only Mon-thu 11-7, fri-Sat 11-8, Sun 12-6 open third weekend each month 12-5 & special events Mon-tue 2-8, Wed-fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8 Sat-thu 12-6, fri 12-9 Sat, Apr-oct 12-5 & by appointment open by appointment only Special events & by appointment 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

Villa del Monte Winery – Summit rd (near old Santa cruz hwy), los gatos; 888 788-4583 open by appointment only

LAKE/MENDOCINO COUNTIES
Albertina Wine Cellars – 4601 road 110, hopland; 707 744-1475 Barra of Mendocino – 7051 n. State Street, redwood Valley; 707 485-0322 Beaver Creek Vnyds – 22000 hwy 29, Middletown; 707 987-1069 Bell Hill Vineyards– 6725 Jacobsen, Kelseyville; 707 490-4400 Brassfield Estate– 10915 high Valley rd, clearlake oaks; 707 998-1895 Breggo Cellars – 11001 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9589 Brutocao Cellars – 7000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2152 Brutocao Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1664 campovida – -; 707 744-8797 Ceago Vinegarden – 5115 e. hwy 20, nice; 707 274-1462 Cesar Toxqui Cellars – 821 n. Bush St, Ukiah; 707 462-1054 Chiarito Vineyards – 2651 Mill creek rd, Ukiah; 707 462-7146 Claudia Springs – 1810 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3993 Cougar’s Leap – 9300 Seigler Springs rd. n., Kelseyville; 707 279-0651 open by appointment open daily 10-5 open daily11-8 thurs-Sun, Winter 12-6, Summer 1-7 Daily 10-5, Weekends by appt. in Winter open daily 11-5 open daily 10-5 open daily Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 open daily 10-5, open daily 10-5 Wed-Sun 11-5:30 open by appointment only fri-Mon 11-5 May-oct, fri-Sun 11-5pm or by appt

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Demuth Winery – 16125 Deer Meadows rd, Booneville; 707 895-3729 open by appointment Dogwood Cellars – 13500 hwy 101, Ste h, hopland; 707 743-0301 Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-fri by appt Drew Family – 9000 hwy 128, Philo; 707 877-1771 thu-Mon 11-5 Duncan Peak Vineyards – 14500 Mtn. house road, hopland; 707 744-1493 open by appointment Dunwood Vineyards – 2399 n. State St, Ukiah; 707 462-2985 open by appointment Eden Crest Vineyards & Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-2987 open by appointment Elke Vineyards – 12351 hwy 128, Booneville; 707 246-7045 fri-Mon 11-5 Esterlina – 1200 holmes ranch road, Philo; 707 895-2920 open by appointment only Foursight Wines – 14475 highway 128, Boonville; 707 898-2889 fri-Mon 10-4:30 Frey – 14000 tomki rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5177 Mon-fri 10-5, by appointment Germain-Robin – P. o. Box 1059, Ukiah; 707 462-0314 open by appointment only Mon-frid Giuseppe Wines, Neese Vnyds – 401 School Way, redwood Valley; 707 485-8458 open by appointment only Goldeneye Winery – 9200 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3202 open daily 11-4 Graziano Family of Wines – 13251 S.hwy 101; Suite 3, hopland; 707 744-8466 open daily 10-5 Greenwood Ridge Vineyards – 5501 hwy 128; Philo, 707 895-2002 open daily 10-5 Gregory Graham Wines– 13633 Point lakeview road, lower lake; 707 995-3500 Sat & Sun 11-5 Handley Cellars – 3151 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3876 Summer 10-6, Winter 10-5 Harmonique Wines – 1810 hwy 128, near mile marker 16, Philo; 707 895-3993 fri-Mon 11-5 Hawk and Horse – 13048 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-0910 open by appointment only High Valley Estate Vnyds – 13151 e. State highway 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9400 tue-Sat 11-5 Husch Vineyards – 4400 hwy 128, Philo; 1-800-544-8724 open daily 10-5 JAXON KEYS – 10400 S. hwy 101, hopland; 877-462-0666 open daily 10-5 Jeriko Estate – 12141 hewlitt & Sturtevant rd, hopland; 707 744-1140 Sum 10-5, Win 11-4 Jim Ball Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 open daily 11-5 Kelseyville Wine Co. –5627 gaddy lane, Kelseyville; 707 279-2995 By appointment Lake Country Wine Studio – 9505 Main St, #1, Upper lake; 707 275-8030 thu-Sun, Sum 1-7, Win 12-6 Langtry Estate – 21000 Butts canyon rd, Middletown; 707 987-2385 open daily 11-5 Lazy Creek Vineyards – 4741 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3623 fri-Mon 10:30-4:30 Le Vin Winery – 33151 hwy. 128, Yorkville; 707 894-2304 open by appointment only Londer Vineyards – 14051 highway 128, Boonville; 707 895-9001 thu-Mon 11-5 Manoir Girard Cellars – 12601 ell river rd; Potter Valley; 707 391 Wine (9463) open by appointment only Maple Creek Winery – 20799 hwy 128; Yorkville; 707 895-3001 open daily 10:30-5 Mariah Vineyards – 33525 Mountain View rd, Point Arena; 707 882-2243 open by appointment Masút Vnyd & Winery – 1301 reeves canyon rd, redwood Valley; 707 485-5466 open by appointment McDowell Valley – 13380 S. hwy 101, hopland 707 744-8911 Mon-fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 McFadden Vineyard – 13275 S. hwy 101 Suite #5, hopland; 707 744-8463 open daily 10-5 McNab Ridge Winery – 13441 S. hwy 101; hopland; 707 744-1986 open daily 10-5 Meyer Family Cellars – 19750 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 895-2341 open daily 10-5 Milano Family Winery – 14594 S. hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1396 open daily10-5 Moore Family Winery – 11990 Bottle rock road, Kelseyville; 707 279-9279 fri - Sun 11-5 Mt. Konocti Growers Winery – 2550 Big Valley road, Kelseyville; 707 279-4213 open by appointment Navarro Vineyards – 5601 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-3686 open daily 10-5 Nelson Family – 550 nelson ranch road; Ukiah open daily 10-5 Noggle Vnyds & Winery – 700 old long Valley road, clearlake oaks; 707 998-0319 Sat-Sun 11-5 or by appt Oster – 13501 tomki road, redwood Valley; 707 485-5257 open by appointment Pacific Star – 33000 north highway 1, fort Bragg; 707 964-1155 open daily 11-5 Parducci Wine Cellars – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5 Paul Dolan Vnyds – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5 Phillips Hill Estates – 8627 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2209 open daily 11-5 Philo Ridge – 14125 hwy 128, Philo; 707 489-2303 Sat-Sun by appointment Ployez Winery – 11171 highway 29, lower lake; 707 994-2106 open daily 11-5 Rivino – 4101 cox Schrader rd, Ukiah; 707 293-4262 tue-Sun 1-5 Robledo – 2040 Soda Bay rd, lakeport; 707 263-0100 fri-Sun 10-5 Roederer Estate – 4501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2288 open daily 11-5 Rosa D’Oro – 3915 Main Street, Kelseyville; 707 279-0483 Wed-Sun 11-5 Rosati Family Wines – 21500 South highway 101, hopland; 707 894-3683 open daily 10-5 Saracina Vineyards – 11684 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-1671 open daily 11-5 Scharffenberger Cellars – 8501 hwy 128, Philo; 707 895-2957 open daily 11-5 Shannon Ridge – 12599 e. hwy 20, clearlake oaks; 707 998-9656 Daily 10:30-5 Shed Horn Cellars – 21108 calistoga St, Middletown; 707 291-3629 thu-Sat 11-5 or by appt Silversmith Vnyds – 3700 A rd J, redwood Valley; 707 485-1196 Sum: fri-Sun, Win: Sat-Sun, 11-5 or by appointment SIP! Mendocino Wine Bar – 13420 South hwy 101, hopland; 707 744-8375 open daily 11-5 Six Sigma Ranch and Winery – 13372 Spruce grove road, lower lake; 707 994-4068 Daily 11-4:30 Sketchbook Wines – 501 Parducci rd, Ukiah; 1-888-362-9463 open daily 10-5 Snows Lake Vnyd –lower lake; 707 994-9444 open by appointment Sol Rouge – P.o. Box 859, Kelseyville; 707 279-9000 open by appointment Standish Wine Co. – 5101 hwy 128, Philo707 895-9213 Daily 10-5 Steele Wines – 4350 thomas Drive, at hwy 29, Kelseyille; 707 279-9475 Mon-Sat 11-5 Terra Sávia – 14160 Mountain house rd, hopland; 707 744-1114 tue-Sun 10-5 Terrill Cellars – 16175 Main Street, lower lake; 707 252-8444 Wed, fri-Sun 11-5 Testa Vineyards – 6400 north State Street, calpella; 707 485-7051 open by appointment Toulouse Vineyards – 8001 hwy 128, 707 895-2828; Philo open daily 11-5 Tulip Hill Winery – 4900 Bartlett Springs rd, nice; 707 274-9373 open daily 10-5 Villa La Brenta – 1780 highway 53, clearlake; 707 994-4000 tue-Sun 10-5 Vin de Tevis – 51161 covelo rd, Dos rios; 707 983-8433 open by appointment only Weibel Winery – 13275 So hwy 101, Ste 1, hopland; 707 744-2200 open Daily 10-5 Whaler Vineyards – 6200 e Side capella rd, Ukiah; 707 462-6355 open by appointment only Wildhurst Vineyards – 3855 Main St, Kelseyville; 800 279-4302 open daily 10-5 Yorkville Cellars – 25701 hwy 128, Yorkville; 707 894-9177 open daily, Winter 11-5, Summmer 11-6 ZINA HYDE CUNNINGHAM – 14077 hwy 128, Boonville; 707 895-9462 open Daily 10-5

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

YOLO COUNTY
Berryessa Gap – 27260 hwy 128, Winters; 530 795-3201 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

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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 Thomas Coyne Winery – 51 e. Vallecitos rd (hwy 84), livermore; 925 373-6541 Sat-Sun 12-5 Wente Vineyards Estate Winery – 5565 tesla rd, livermore; 925 456-2300 open daily 11-4:30 Wente Vineyards Visitors Center – 5050 Arroyo rd, livermore; 925 456-2405 open daily 11-6:30 Westover Vineyards – 34329 Palomares rd, castro Valley; 925 537-3932 Sat-Sun 12-5 White Crane Winery – 5405 greenville rd, livermore; 925 455-8085 thu-Mon 12-4:30 Wood Family Winery – 7702 cedar Mountain rd, livermore; 925 606-7411 open by appointmentViano Vineyards

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

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

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