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2017 TRI N C H ERO W I N ERY, ST. H ELENA , CA

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CONTENTS
TABLE
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April 28, 2017
ISSUE 14, VOLUME 36

44

FEATURES
22 >> ON THE COVER: ROTH ESTATE WINERY
Taste. Savor. Play.
21 >> STEWART CELLARS
32 Yountville
24 >> RUTHERFORD DUST SOCIETY
Rutherford Wine Experience
25 >> WISHES IN WINE COUNTRY
Fundraiser
26 >> SONOMA HARVEST OLIVE OIL & WINERY
A Myraid of Sensory Experiences
28 >> GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS
Too Much To Mention Here
3O >> STAGS LEAP WINERY
Gorgeous
32 >> ETUDE WINERY
A 35 Year Legacy
33 >> 2017 MASTERS WINEMAKER DINNER SERIES
A Full Year Scheduled
28 34 >> GOLDEN HAVEN SPA & RESORT
Play in the Mud!
39 >> TEDESCHI FAMILY WINERY
Two Events in May
44>> THE NITTY GRITTY ON BEER
Sonoma County Brewery Listings and Distilleries
45 >> CHAR VALE WINERY
Delicious, Small Production Wines
48 >> DRY CREEK VINEYARD
45 Consecutive Vintages
52 >> MADRONE ESTATE WINERY EXPANDS CULINARY PROGRAM
Meet Chef Sam Badolato
53 >> SONOMA COUNTRY ANTIQUES
Container Opening Event
54 >> LOXTON WINERY
54 A Winery You Dont Want to Miss
57 >> MIA BEA WINES
Introduces Petite Sirah

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CONTENTS
TABLE
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52

WINE REGIONS
26 >> EXPLORE FAIRFIELD
Sonoma Harvest Olive Oil & Winery
36 >> NAPA VALLEY
Napa Valley Wineries Map, 36-37
Downtown Napa Map, 33
St. Helena Map, 33
Calistoga, 34

30 38 >> NAPA VALLEY DINING DIRECTORY


Wine Country This Weeks Preferred Restaurants
40 >> SONOMA COUNTY
Sonoma County Wineries Map, 40-41
Downtown Healdsburg Map,43
Northern Sonoma County Wineries Map, 46
Geyserville Wineries Map, 48
Santa Rosa Wineries Map, 49
Sonoma Valley Wineries Map, 50
Sonoma Plaza, 54
Glen Ellen/Kenwood Map, 55
42 >> SONOMA COUNTY DINING DIRECTORY
Wine Country This Weeks Preferred Restaurants
56 >> MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES
Lake & Mendocino Counties Map, 56
58 >> SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES
39 Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map, 58

REGULARS
10 >> WINEOLOGY BY LEN NAPOLITANO
What is the difference between a Claret and a Meritage?
12 >> WINE COUNTRY FAVORITES

14 >> THIS WEEK IN WINE COUNTRY


Calendar of Events
59 >> WINERY LISTINGS
Napa Valley, 59
Sonoma County, 64
Monterey, Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties, 68
Lake & Mendocino Counties, 69
Suisun Valley, 70 | Yolo County, 70 | Bay Area/Livermore, 70
61 >> TOP CAVE TOURS
45 71 >> WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS

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WHERE CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY


MEETS THE SONOMA COAST
THE INN AT THE TIDES IS LOCATED 60 MILES NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO
AND IS NEARBY THE FINEST BEACHES, WORLD-CLASS WINE TASTING,
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF, SPORTFISHING ADVENTURES, WHALE WATCHING TOURS
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Northern California TO
EUREKA TO
REDDING

Fort Bragg GETTING TO NAPA TRAVEL TIME


20
From Miles (Average)
Mendocino Sonoma 15 23mins
Willits
San Francisco 48 1hr
Little
River
Monterey 152 2hrs 45mins
Calpella 5
Los Angeles 400 6hrs 20mins
20
Elk
Ukiah
GETTING TO SONOMA TRAVEL TIME
From Miles (Average)
1 253 29 Napa 15 23mins
Boonville Lakeport Clear Healdsburg 38 54mins
Pt. Arena Yorkville Hopland Lake 20 San Francisco 45 1hr
128
175 Williams
Monterey 161 3hrs
53
29 Los Angeles 410 6hrs 30mins
Cloverdale Clearlake
Gualala Lake 99 GETTING TO HEALDSBURG TRAVEL TIME
Sonoma Geyserville Lower Lake
16 From Miles (Average)
Sea Ranch 101 29
TO
Healdsburg Middletown Brooks Sonoma 38 54mins RENO
Timber Cove 128 Napa 56 1hr 10mins
Calistoga 5
Jenner
505 San Francisco 69 1hr 22mins
Monterey 184 3hrs20min

Guerneville 29
Bodega Bay 12 Santa Rosa St. Helena Los Angeles 442 7hrs
Sebastopol Lake Sacramento
Kenwood
Rutherford Berryessa
116 Glen
80
Ellen
Yountville 128 Winters 50 Placerville
12 Davis TO
Tomales Napa 121 LAKE TAHOE
Pa

Petaluma 116 Sonoma 12


121 Fairfield 49
121 99
cif

Pt. Reyes
37 12
Station 12 Sutter
Creek
Pt. Reyes 101 Vallejo
680
1 San Pablo
ic

San Jackson
Rafael 780 Rio Vista
Bay 88
Muir
Woods 4 12
580 Lodi
Oc

80 24 Concord
Berkeley Walnut Creek
4 49
San Francisco
San Fr

Angels
Camp
ean

580 680
4
Pacifica Oakland
SFO Jamestown
Alameda
Hayward 580
anc

Stockton Oakdale
Livermore Chinese TO
92 Camp YOSEMITE
280 205
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Manteca
Pleasanton
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Half Moon
580
101 880
Ba

Bay
680 GETTING TO MONTEREY TRAVEL TIME
y

84 84 Fremont
Woodside FROM MILES (Average)
Palo Sonoma 162 3hrs
Alto Santa
Clara Napa 153 2hrs 45mins
1 San Jose San Francisco 114 2hrs 10mins
San Jose 73 1hrs 20mins
17
Paso Robles 117 2hrs
Morgan Hill Los Angeles 321 5hrs 30mins
Santa
Cruz GETTING TO SAN JOSE TRAVEL TIME
Capitola 152 Gilroy FROM MILES (Average)
Monterey Bay Watsonville 152
Moss Landing
Sonoma 90 1hr 50mins
Napa 86 1hr 35mins
San Francisco 48 1 hr
156 Monterey 73 1hr 20mins
Los Angeles 340 5hrs 30mins
Salinas
Monterey
68
Pacific
Grove 101
99
5
Carmel TO
BIG SUR &
TO
PASO ROBLES & TO
MORRO BAY Gonzales SAN LUIS OBISPO LOS ANGELES

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Wineology INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER BY LEN NAPOLITANO

What is the difference between a Claret and a Meritage?


A term used more often a few decades ago than today, unique American wine term, Meritage. Meritage (rhymes with
Claret, pronounced like clair-ette, is an unofficial designation heritage) wines also use the traditional grapes made famous for
for red wines originating in Bordeaux, France and which centuries in Bordeaux, but are made only in the US. Meritage
are primarily made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and wines frequently are given unique names, like Symmetry by
blended with other Bordeaux grapes, such as Petit Verdot, Rodney Strong or Stature by Kendall-Jackson. In a Meritage
Malbec or Cabernet Franc. Some lesser-known red grapes wine, no single grape varietal can make up more than 90% of
that are also permitted in Bordeaux but seldom used are Gros the blend.
Verdot, Carmenere and St. Macaire. Coined by the British, Claret and Meritage wines share similar styles and
the term Claret is still used as a name for a wine that blends characteristics. They are usually smooth in texture, medium
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the specific traditional Bordeaux grapes, but one which is bodied, have notes of black currant and pair well with meat.
specifically made in France. So, whether you call it Claret, Meritage or simply a Bordeaux
In the US, a wine that fits this description is known by a blend, each term refers to a style of wine that pays homage to
the time-tested, world-class grapes of Bordeaux, France that
wine lovers saround the world have come to know and enjoy
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Winery Experience: Ledson Winery Arts: di Rosa


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emerging from acres of rolling di Rosa offers visitors refuge
vineyards and pastoral calm. to view the art of Northern
The Ledson Family has been California in a singularly
in Sonoma Valley for over 150 unique setting. The
years. Owner and winemaker property includes three
Steve Ledson produces separate galleries, a
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handcrafted, small-lot wines that reflect the genuine diversity of his estate sculpture park, a 35-acre
vineyards. Wines can be tasted in one of three salons or in a private tasting lake and wildlife preserve. Protected in perpetuity under the Napa County
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Email: tastings@ledson.com
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Napa Valley
ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS APRIL 29
APRIL 30
ONGOING CAMOMI OSTERIA Spring Wines Celebration BERINGER VINEYARDS
Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines Latin Nights AKA Spring Chicken Day this is the traditional official Founders Day: 141st Anniversary Celebration
First & Main Streets, Downtown Napa Napa, 10pm-1am, free release of new vintage Biale wines. Come to enjoy the St. Helena, RSVP, $85/members
877-322-2576 www.camomi.com, 707-224-6664 chance to taste & purchase the new wines along with www.beringer.com, 707-257-5771
........................................................................................................ New Orleans inspired bites & hob nob with the Biale ........................................................................................................
Apr 27: Bling Tasting Guess the Grape ONGOING SUNDAYS founders, families & Biale growers. APRIL 30
Apr 28: Ros Wine Tasting Live Music for Sunday Brunch
May 4: The Great Grape Study Syrah
Robert Biale Vineyards, Napa, www.biale.com FLOW: Arts at the River
Carneros Resort & Spa, Napa, 10am-2pm 707-257-7555, 1:30-4pm, $30/members, $45, RSVP Oxbow Commons, Napa, 11am-4pm
May 5: French Mediterranean Tasting www.carnerosresort.com, 707-299-4880 ........................................................................................................
May 11: The Great Grape Study Nebbiolo ........................................................................................................ www.visitnapavalley.com
APRIL 29 ........................................................................................................
May 12: Santa Lucia Highlands Tasting ONGOING 14th Annual Red Gala APRIL 30
May 18: The Great Grape Study Viognier Fried Chicken Sundays & Monday Magnum
........................................................................................................ Madness Napa Valley Youth Symphonys annual fundraising event, Chefs Table Hosted by St. Suprys Estate Chef
an evening of friends, food, wine & world-class music. St. Supry, Rutherford, 11am, $125, $85/members
ONGOING Two Birds One Stone, St. Helena Concert goers will be transported to A Night in Havana
Live Music at Blue Note Napa www.twobirdsonestonenapa.com, 707-302-3777 www.stsupery.com, 707-963-4507
........................................................................................................ with international rising star Aldo Lpez-Gaviln. ........................................................................................................
Napa, www.bluenotenapa.com, 707-880-2300
Apr 25: Locals Night featuring Jealous Zelig ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 30 www.nvyso.org, 707-227-9997 APRIL 30
........................................................................................................ Point Reyes Hosted by Felice Charlton
Apr 26: Tommy Igoe Band The Art of Cheese
St. Supry, Rutherford APRIL 29 St. Supry, Rutherford, 2pm, $40, $20/members
Apr 27-30: Keiko Matsui 8 Annual Cabernet Cookoff
th
........................................................................................................ www.stsupery.com, 707-963-4507 www.stsupery.com, 707-963-4507
........................................................................................................ This competition partners professional chefs & ........................................................................................................
ONGOING local charities in a culinary challenge to pair Hall
di Rosa APRIL 27
APRIL 30
Lamb & Zin Dinner Cabernet with creative & delicious dishes.
Napa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991 Hall St. Helena, 11am-2pm BEAULIEU VINEYARD
Ongoing through May 28: Based on a True Story, Silverado Resort, Napa, 5:30-9pm, $38 www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2626 Annual Lobster Feast
www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400 ........................................................................................................ One of their most popular events of the year!
Highlights from the di Rosa Collection ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ APRIL 29 St. Helena, www.bvwines.com, 707-967-5200, 1-3pm
APRIL 27 The Art of Making the Perfect Cheese Plate ........................................................................................................
ONGOING
Napa Valley Museum Culinary Crawl Hosted by Jessica Lawrenz
MAY 5
Downtown Napa, 5-8:30pm St. Supry, Rutherford, 11am & 2pm, $65, $60/members CASTELLO DI AMOROSA
Yountville, www.NapaValleyMuseum.org
www.donapa.com
707-944-0500 ........................................................................................................ www.stsupery.com, 707-963-4507
........................................................................................................ The Grand Barrel Party
........................................................................................................ Join Winemaker of the Year, Brooks Painter, and taste
APRIL 28 APRIL 29

ONGOING Chef & Somm at The Grill your way through new releases & future vintages.
NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN Guest Chef: Zak Pelaccio, Fish & Game,
Silverado Resort, Napa, 5:30-9pm, $60 Hudson, NY Music, dancing, classic Italian foods & more!
Napa, www.winetrain.com. 800-427-4124 www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400 Calistoga, 6:30-10pm, $95/member, $125/guest
May 13: Private Reserve Train Chappellet Winery ........................................................................................................ Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena, 6-9:30pm, $135
APRIL 28-29 www.longmeadowranch.com, 707-963-4555 www.castellodiamorosa.com, 707-967-6274, RSVP
May 14: Mothers Day Lunch ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
May 20: Murder Mystery Dinner 20th Anniversary Kitchens in the Vineyards
........................................................................................................ Preview party on Friday at 3:30pm at Robert Mondavi
ONGOING Winery, $250
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Visit five stunning houses in St. Helena at the Home Tour
Theater on Saturday. 9:30am, $70/adv, $75
Yountville, www.lincolntheater.org, 707-944-9900 www.musicinthevineyards.org, 707-258-5559
Apr 29: Napa Valley Youth Symphonys Red Gala ........................................................................................................
Apr 30: For the Love of Music, Sonic Spring Free APRIL 28-30
Community Concert Vineyard to Vintner
Apr 30: Dweezil Zappa, 50 Years of Frank Stags Leap District Winegrowers
May 4: Nonsense and Verse www.stagsleapdistrict.com
........................................................................................................
May 6: Voena, Voices of Now

APRIL 29
May 9-11: Anton in Show Business
........................................................................................................ FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS
ONGOING Casino Night
Live Music at Opera House Ballroom Craps, black jack, roulette, prizes, food & fun!
Napa, www.operahouseballroom.com, 707-880-2300 Calistoga, 6-9pm, $100/members, $125/guests
........................................................................................................ www.frankfamilyvineyards.com, 707-942-0859
ONGOING ........................................................................................................
Live at Uptown Theatre
APRIL 29
Napa, 707-259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com PROVENANCE VINEYARDS
Apr 28: David Crosby & Friends AWWWW Shucks! SB and Oysters
Apr 30: Dweezil Zappa, 50 Years of Frank Rutherford, 1-4pm, www.provenancevineyards.com
May 5: The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular 707-968-3633
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................

UPCOMING
Daily: Valley First Tour
Daily: Grgich Hills Estate Winery Tour
Sat: Valleys only Evening Winery Tour
Daily: Ambassador Winery Tour
May 13: Private Reserve Train Chappellet Winery
May 14: Mothers Day Lunch
May 20: Murder Mystery Dinner
June 18: Fathers Day Lunch

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MAY 17
Grand Opening Kentucky Derby Party Release Party Saturday Kitchens PROVENANCE VINEYARDS
Celebration includes wine, hearty appetizers, winery 2013 Howell Mountain Buckeye Artisan Breads at Home & Healthy Cooking at Home Wine Down Wednesday
tours, guided horseback vineyard tours, viewing party & Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon CIA at Greystone, St. Helena, parent & teen class Enjoy panoramic views on the patio while sipping wine &
hat contest! Shadybrook Estate Winery, Napa, 1pm Pina Napa Valley, Napa, 11am-3pm www.ciachef.edu, 888-858-2560 noshing on the Bay Areas hottest food trucks. 5-7pm
www.shadybrookestate.com, 707-255-5661 www.pinanapavalley.com, 707-738-9328 ........................................................................................................
Rutherford, www.provenancevineyards.com
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ MAY 13 707-968-3633

MAY 12
MAY 13 Nimbus Arts 8th Annual Fundraiser Street Art ......................................................................................................
V. SATTUI WINERY TEDESCHI FAMILY WINERY The Barn, 880 College Ave, St. Helena MAY 19-20
Winemakers Dinner Pick-Up Party with Live Music & Food www.nimbusarts.org, 707-963-5278 Rutherford Wine Experience
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Exclusive Members Only event. Calistoga, 12-4pm, $25, 707-501-0668 Rutherford Dust Society
.MAY 14 Various events & locations in Rutherford.
$95/members, $190/guests www.tedeschifamilywinery.com
........................................................................................................ RUTHERFORD RANCH WINERY Check website for details, www.rutherforddust.com
St. Helena, www.vsattui.com, 707-963-7774, RSVP, 7pm ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ MAY 13 Spring Pairing Party
MAY 12 Spring Lunch at the R.W. Moore Vineyard A formal tasting of 4 wines paired with culinary creations. MAY 20
Yogurt Tasting & Book Signing with Janet Enjoy an afternoon at Bill Moores legendary & historic St. Helena, Seatings at 10am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, 2:30pm & I Block Release & Lobster Feed
Fletcher R.W. Vineyard in Coombsville, Napa Valley! An exclusive & 3:45pm, members/free, $45 Robert Mondavi Winery, St. Helena
CIA at Copia, Napa. www.ciaatcopia.com, 707-967-2500 rare chance to visit personally with Bill at his home ranch www.rutherfordwine.com, 707-968-3227 6-10pm, $135, $115/member
........................................................................................................ among some of the oldest & treasured vines in Napa ........................................................................................................ www.robertmondaviwinery.com, 888-766-6328
MAY 12-14 Valley. Following the vineyard visit and tasting, sit down
MAY 14 ........................................................................................................
Mothers Day Weekend with Veuve Clicquot to a gourmet catered lunch & Biale wines alongside DOMAINE CARNEROS
MAY 20
Includes Winemaker Dinner & Brunch Bills iconic big red barn. Mothers Day Brunch STERLING VINEYARDS
Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa Robert Biale Vineyards, Napa, www.biale.com, Napa, Wine Club Member Event, 10am-12pm Winemaker Dinner
www.MeritageResort.com, 855-318-1768 707-257-7555, 12-3pm, $95/members, $110, RSVP www.domainecarneros.com, 707-257-0101, RSVP Calistoga, www.sterlingvineyards.com, 800-726-6136
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MAY 21 ONGOING
ONGOING SUNDAYS FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH OCTOBER
Rally4Rianda Classic Car & Art Show Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern SAUSAGE & SUDS Adults at Play
Tre Posti Event Garden, St. Helena, 12-3pm Sonoma, 707-935-9100, www.hopmonk.com Enoteca Della Santina Roth Estate Winery, Healdsburg, 4-7pm
www.riandahouse.org, 707-963-8555, $5 Apr 28: Ten Foot Tone Sonoma, 5pm www.rothwinery.com, 707-836-7030
........................................................................................................ Apr 28: Rob Vye & Ilya Portnov, Tavern Stage ........................................................................................................
www.enotecadellasantina.com, 707-938-4200
MAY 21 Apr 29: Sean Carscadden ........................................................................................................ APRIL 27
Judds Hill Winery May 5: Courtney Carroll, Beer Garden ONGOING SUNDAYS Muscardini Mad Men Winemaker Dinner
Annual Springtime Bonanza ........................................................................................................ Sunday Live Music Suite D, Sonoma, 6:30-9pm, $85, $75/members
Benefits Napa Valley Youth Symphony ONGOING B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen, 2-4:30pm www.sonomavalleywine.com
Napa, 12-2:30pm, $55, members/free, guests/$35 Live Music at The Reel Fish Shop & Grill ........................................................................................................
www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064
www.juddshill.com, 707-255-2332 Sonoma, www.thereelfishshop.com, 707-343-0044 Apr 30: JMB and the Big O APRIL 27
........................................................................................................ Apr 28: Trainwreck Junction May 7: Falcon Christopher Duo
Iconic Wine Appreciation Workshop
MAY 26-28 Apr 29: Prince Dance Party with DJ The French Cte-Rtie (Northern Rhone)
May 14: Bray
BottleRock Napa Valley May 5: Cinco de Mayo Party ........................................................................................................ Cloverdale Arts Alliance, Cloverdale, 7-9pm
Music, Food, Wine & Brew First Taste of Summer ........................................................................................................
ONGOING MONDAYS www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org, 707-894-8500
ONGOING ........................................................................................................
Foofighters, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5 MEATBALL MONDAY
Napa, www.bottlerocknapavalley.com Live Music APRIL 28
........................................................................................................ Enoteca Della Santina Winemaker Dinners
Starling Bar, Sonoma Sonoma, 5pm
ONGOING IN JULY www.starlingsonoma.com, 707-938-7442 Kachina Vineyards, Cloverdale
www.enotecadellasantina.com, 707-938-4200 www.kachinavineyards.com, 707-332-7917
Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series May 7: Redwood Profits ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville ........................................................................................................ ONGOING TUESDAYS MAY - SEPTEMBER
ONGOING THURSDAYS APRIL 28
www.robertmondaviwinery.com, 888-766-6328x3 Tuesday Night Sonoma Farmers Market Comedy Show
July 1: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Allen Stone Live Thursdays at Aventine Glen Ellen Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, 5:30pm-dusk
707-934-0911, www.aventineglenellen.com DArgenzio Winery, Santa Rosa, 7:30-10:15pm, $12
July 8: Patti LaBelle ........................................................................................................ www.sonomaplazamarket.org www.dargenziowine.com, 707-546-2466, RSVP
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ONGOING FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
ONGOING THURSDAYS APRIL 28-29
Sonoma County Oysters & Bubbles at Muscardini Cellars BURGER THURSDAY Spring Vineyard Hike
Kenwood, 1-5pm
ONGOING 707-933-9305, www.muscardinicellars.com Enoteca Della Santina Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Healdsburg, $95
Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar ........................................................................................................ Sonoma, 5pm www.jordanwinery.com, 707-431-5268, 9:45am-2pm
Grapes to Glass Wine Education, 707-931-2042 FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH www.enotecadellasantina.com, 707-938-4200 ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ APRIL 28-30
www.carnerosbistro.com Pizza & Bocce at Comstock Wines ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 18
........................................................................................................ Healdsburg, 4-6pm, $25 Santa Rosa Gem Faire
ONGOING Memory & Resistance: The Work of Joseph Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
www.comstockwines.com, 707-723-3011 DeLappe
Green Music Center ........................................................................................................ www.gemfaire.com, 707-545-4200, $7/weekend
ONGOING SATURDAYS Sonoma Valley Museum or Art, Sonoma ........................................................................................................
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
www.gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040 Saturday Night Jive www.svma.org, 707-939-7862 APRIL 29
........................................................................................................ Dog Hike with Jeff Kunde
Apr 29: Che Malambo Live music every Saturday, 6-9pm ONGOING
Spicy Vines, Healdsburg Kunde Family Winery, Kenwood, 9am-1pm
Apr 30: Jonathan Dimmock, organ Spreckels Performing Arts Center
www.spicycines.com, 707-927-1065 www.kunde.com, 707-833-5501x334, $75
May 5: Richard Goode, piano Rohnert Park, 707-588-3400, www.spreckelsonline.com ........................................................................................................
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May 13: Musicians from the Valley of the Moon Music APRIL 29
Festival, Program III, The Multifaceted Brahms SECOND & FOURTH SUNDAYS ONGOING
Yoga at Comstock Wines 36th Annual Butter & Egg Days Parade
May 14: Benjamin Beilman, violin Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Downtown Petaluma, 707-763-0344
........................................................................................................ Healdsburg, 9:30-11am, $25 Santa Rosa
www.comstockwines.com, 707-723-3011 www.petalumadowntown.com
ONGOING ........................................................................................................ www.lutherburbankcenter.org, 707-546-3600 ........................................................................................................
Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY Apr 25: BODYTRAFFIC APRIL 29
Sebastopol, 707-829-7300, www.hopmonk.com Santa Rosa Original Farmers Market Apr 26: Kip Moore Art + Technology Arduino Make Workshop for
Apr 26: Jim Heath & Dale Watson Santa Rosa Veterans Building parking lot Apr 28-30: Guys and Dolls in Concert Teens
Apr 28: El Radio Fantastique 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629 May 3: Copperfields presents Sonoma Countys Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 1-5pm
Apr 29: ill.Gates & SugarBeats ........................................................................................................ #nastywoman Series: Susan Faludi www.svma.org, 707-939-7862, $65, $58/members
Apr 30: Scott Capurro May 4: Junie Bs Essential Guide to School ........................................................................................................
EVERY FRIDAY MORNING
May 5: Louisiana Love Act Sonoma Valley Farmers Market May 5-7, 12-14: Guys and Dolls in Concert APRIL 29
May 6: DJ Minnesota Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 May 7: An Evening with David Sedaris Spring Fling
May 7: David J & Emily Jane White www.sucfm.org May 13: Lewis Black The Rant, White & Blue Tour Geyser Peak Winery, Healdsburg
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ www.geyserpeakwinery.com, 707-857-2500
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APRIL 29-30 APRIL 30


MAY 5 MAY 6
RUN FOR THE ROS Pizza in the Piazza ST. FRANCIS WINERY Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby. Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Sonoma, 12-3pm Wine Club Pick Up Party Premier Club Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma, 1-5pm
www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575 Members www.greatchilicookoff.com, 707-763-8920
Trattore Farms, Geyserville, www.trattorefarms.com, ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
707-431-7200 APRIL 30 Santa Rosa, 5:30-7pm, RSVP
........................................................................................................ MAY 6
Winemaker Dinner www.stfranciswinery.com, 707-833-0242 Cinco de Mayo Fest
........................................................................................................

APRIL 29-30 Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, 6-9pm Robledo Family Winery, Sonoma, 12-4pm
28th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley
MAY 5
www.sonomavalleywine.com, 707-833-4233 $55/members, $65
Visit participating wineries. 11am-4:30pm ........................................................................................................ SODA ROCK WINERY
www.robledofamilywinery.com, 888-939-6903
www.drycreekvally.org, 707-433-3031 APRIL 30 Panini Friday ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ 31st Annual Spring Antique Faire Healdsburg, 3-4pm, RSVP
MAY 6
APRIL 29-30 Downtown Petaluma, 707-762-9348 www.sodarockwinery.com, 707-433-3303
........................................................................................................ MADRONE ESTATE WINERY
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies www.petalumadowntown.com Spring Club Release Event
........................................................................................................
MAY 6
Sonoma County Farm Trails Glen Ellen, 1-4pm, RSVP, 707-939-4500
APRIL 30 MEADOWCROFT WINERY
Visit participating farms in Sonoma County, 10am-4pm Live Concert: Bonnie Prince Billy www.madroneestatewinery.com
Wine Club Pick Up Party ........................................................................................................
www.blossomsbeesandbarnyardbabies.com Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma Sebastopol, 5-7pm, 707-934-4090
707-837-8896
MAY 6
........................................................................................................ www.gunbun.com, 866-467-9475 www.meadowcroftwines.com
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ SIMI WINERY
APRIL 29-30 MAY 4 MAY 6 Vino e Cibo Anno Quattro Spring
SunHive Weekend Workshop at HomeFarm The Jazz Club: Kellye Gray Jazztet Film Fest Petaluma Celebration of Spring Winemaker Dinner with Chef Kolin
HomeFarm, Healdsburg, $350-$800 Cloverdale Arts Alliance, Cloverdale, 7:30pm McNears Mystic Theater & Music Hall, Petaluma Vazzoler. Healdsburg, 6pm, $95, $85/members, RSVP
www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433 www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org, 707-894-8500 www.petalumafilmalliance.org www.simiwinery.com, 707-473-3236
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MAY 6 MAY 13
MAY 14
MAY 20
DE LORIMIER WINERY AVV Spring Bash & Blending Party SONOMA COUNTRY ANTIQUES WISHES IN WINE COUNTRY
Spring Open House Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg, 10am-3pm New Arrivals, Container Opening Event A benefit for Make-A-Wish.
Geyserville, www.delorimierwinery.com, 800-546-7718 www.avvwine.com, 707-433-7209, $75/members, $90 Enjoy wine with Reeve Wines Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ Sonoma, 10am-5:30pm, 707-938-8315 www.wishesinwinecountry.com
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MAY 6 MAY 13 www.sonomaantiques.com
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SUNDAYS IN JUNE
Season of Wine & Lavender Opening Celebration Walts 2017 Big Pinot Release & Root 101 Preview
MAY 14 ST. FRANCIS WINERY
Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa, 3-5pm Walt Wines, Sonoma, 11am-2pm, $60, $50/members
Live Concert: King Tuff Music on the Lawn
www.matanzascreek.com, 800-594-6464 www.waltwines.com, 707-933-4440 Santa Rosa, 2-4pm
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma
www.gunbun.com, 866-467-9475 www.stfranciswinery.com, 707-833-0242
MAY 6 MAY 13 June 4: Z & The Benders
New Release Spring Wine Showcase ........................................................................................................
Food Truck Saturday the fig rig ........................................................................................................
Arrowood Winery, Glen Ellen, 2-4pm MAY 14
Cline Cellars, Sonoma, 11:30am-3:30pm Mothers Day at Russian River Valley Estate Lake/Mendocino
www.arrowoodwinery.com, 800-938-5170
........................................................................................................ www.clinecellars.com, 707-940-4000 Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa
........................................................................................................ FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
MAY 7 www.prwinery.com, 707-528-9463 First Friday Fling

MAY 13 ........................................................................................................
Matsuri! Japanese Arts Festival Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 5:30-8pm
CHATEAU ST. JEAN MAY 14
Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa, 11am-5pm Mothers Day at Kenwood Tasting Room www.lakecountyartscouncil.com
www.sonomamatsuri.com, 707-332-6892 Fet de la Fleur ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ Paradise Ridge Winery, Kenwood EVERY SECOND SATURDAY
Kenwood, 11am-3pm, Enjoy a garden party!
www.prwinery.com, 707-282-9020 Wine & Food Pairings
MAY 7 www.chateaustjean.com, 707-257-5784 ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ Hopland, 10am-5pm
ST. FRANCIS WINERY MAY 14 www.destinationhopland.com
Ros Release Party MAY 13 Mothers Day Brunch ........................................................................................................
Santa Rosa, 2-4pm, 877-651-7447 Spring at Jordan Larson Family Winery, Sonoma FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
www.stfranciswinery.com Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Healdsburg, $95 www.larsonfamilywinery.com, 707-938-3031 First Friday Fling
........................................................................................................ www.jordanwinery.com, 707-431-5268, 2-5pm ........................................................................................................ Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 5:30-8pm
MAY 11 ........................................................................................................ MAY 14 www.lakecountyartscouncil.com
........................................................................................................
Iconic Wine Appreciation Workshop MAY 13 Chardonnay & Croquet
ONGOING
Viognier Around the World Lobster Feed Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, $60/members, $75 Skunk Train
Cloverdale Arts Alliance, Cloverdale, 7-9pm B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen www.sonomacutrer.com, 877-797-3489, 11am-2pm Fort Bragg, www.skunktrain.com, 866-457-5865
........................................................................................................ ......................................................................................................
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org, 707-894-8500 www.brcohn.com, 800-330-4064
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ MAY 18 ONGOING

Spring Vineyard Hike Programs, Classes & Workshops at San


MAY 12 MAY 14 Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Healdsburg, $95 Francisco Wine School
ST. FRANCIS WINERY ST. FRANCIS WINERY www.jordanwinery.com, 707-431-5268, 9:45am-2pm Check website for locations & specifics.
Wine Club Pick Up Party Signature Club Mothers Day Winery Dinner ........................................................................................................ www.sanfranciscowineschool.com, 415-644-8461
Members
MAY 19 ........................................................................................................
Santa Rosa, 6:30pm, $195.69, $165.55/member
Santa Rosa, 5:30-7pm, RSVP INN AT THE TIDES ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 30
www.stfranciswinery.com , 877-651-7447 Whale & Jazz Festival
www.stfranciswinery.com, 707-833-0242 ........................................................................................................ Winemaker Dinner Series: Grgich Hills Estate
........................................................................................................ Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, 12-8pm

MAY 14 Bay View Restaurant, Bodega, 7pm, $119 + tax & gratuity
MAY 12 www.gualalaarts.org, 707-884-1138
CHATEAU ST. JEAN www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788, RSVP ........................................................................................................
SODA ROCK WINERY ........................................................................................................
Mothers Day
APRIL 28-29
Ros Release Round Robin
MAY 20 TWIN PINE CASINO
Healdsburg, 4:30-7:30pm, RSVP Kenwood, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-257-5784 MATRIX WINERY
........................................................................................................ Live Entertainment: Gotcha Covered
www.sodarockwinery.com, 707-433-3303 Ros Release Party & Wine Club Pick-Up Party Middletown, 9pm-1:30am
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MAY 14 Healdsburg, www.matrixwinery.com, 888-884-1288 www.twinpine.com, 707-987-0197

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Sonoma, 6-8pm, Wine Club Exclusive Sonoma, 12-2pm, $70, $60 & $65/members
www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1917 www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-933-1917
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APRIL 29 Marin County Livermore MAY 7


21st Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival Artist Reception: Acrylics by Lisa Aksen
ONGOING ONGOING Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 1-3pm
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, 1-5pm Bankhead Theatre
Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305
www.avbc.com, 707-895-BEER, $45/adv, $60 Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ Novato, 415-892-6200, www.hopmonk.com
Apr 28: Notorious www.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800 MAY 9
APRIL 29-30 Apr 27: Robert L. Gallucci
Heron Days May 4: 33 1/3 Mile Showcase Sunset Yoga & Wine
Apr 28: Riders in the Sky McGrail Vineyards, Livermore, Livermore, 6:30-8:30pm
Lakeside County Park, Kelseyville May 5: Metal Shop Apr 29: Hispanic Heritage Day www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717
www.redbudaudubon.org May 6: Luvplanet Apr 29: Lucie Arnaz
........................................................................................................ $30, $25/members
May 12: Cashd Out Apr 30: the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers ........................................................................................................
APRIL 30 May 13: Rastafari Messenjah I Trinity aka Amha May 3: Paul Taylor Dance Company MAY 12
Kelseyville Olive Festival Selassie Baraka May 4: The Capitol Steps Purgatorio & Wood Fired Pizza Night
Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill, Kelseyville May 18: A Tribute to Jonathan Stern, The Jungle Studs May 5: Wine Country Dante Robere Vineyards, Livermore, 5-8pm
www.chacewaterwine.com, 70-279-2995, 11am-5pm ........................................................................................................ May 6: Sotto Voce www.danterobere.com, 925-245-0172, $13/pizza
........................................................................................................ May 12: A Twist of Lemmon ........................................................................................................
ONGOING THROUGH MAY 17 ........................................................................................................

MAY 5 MAY 14
Second Annual Marin Open Studios APRIL 26 Mothers Day Picnic on the Patio
TWIN PINE CASINO Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Salon, Sausalito The Somm Series McGrail Vineyards, Livermore, Livermore, 12-4pm
Live Entertainment: DJ Matt www.madrigalfamilywinery.com, 415-729-9549 The Tongue Tells: Identifying Basic Tastes www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717, $50/table
Middletown, 9pm-1:30am ........................................................................................................ Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, ........................................................................................................
www.twinpine.com, 707-987-0197 MAY 28 6-8pm, $65, $55/members MAY 14
........................................................................................................ 45th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemens www.concannonvineyard.com, 800-258-9866 Special Mothers Day Pairing
MAY 5 ........................................................................................................ Dante Robere Vineyards, Livermore, 12-5pm
Barbeque
Coro Winemaker Dinner APRIL 29 www.danterobere.com, 925-245-0172
Santos Meadows, Mill Valley, 12-5pm Barrel Tasting & Pairing ........................................................................................................
Brutocao/McFadden, Hopland, 6-9pm, $90 www.muirbeachfire.com, 415-381-8793
www.brutocaocellars.com, 707-744-1066 ........................................................................................................ Ehrenberg Cellars, Livermore, 2-6pm, $20, $10/members. MAY 14
........................................................................................................ www.ehrenbergcellars.com, 925-418-8774 A Toast to Mom
........................................................................................................ Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, 11am-4:30pm
MAY 6-7
Hopland Spring Passport San Mateo County APRIL 29 www.concannonvineyard.com, 925-456-2505
Saturday Featured Food Pairing Flight Chocolate ........................................................................................................
Visit participating wineries. 11am-5pm Alameda County Truffle & Wine MAY 18
www.destinationhopland.com
........................................................................................................ Contra Costa County Las Positas Vineyards, Livermore, 11:30am-3:45pm Paint Night in the Vineyards
www.laspositasvineyards.com, 925-449-9463 Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 6pm, $45/member, $55
MAY 6-7
Heron Days San Mateo County $25, $10/members
........................................................................................................
www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2424
........................................................................................................
Shady Acres Campground, Clearlake APRIL 30 APRIL 29-30, MAY 6-7, 13, 20-21, 27-28 MAY 18
www.redbudaudubon.org 27th Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show Spring into Rhone Grapes to Wine Educational Sunset Vineyard
........................................................................................................ Les Chenes Estate Vineyards, Livermore, 12-4:30pm Tour & Tasting
Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay
MAY 13 www.leschenesvine.com, 925-373-1662 McGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 7-8:30pm, $20/member
10am-4pm, $25, $15/ages 11-17 ........................................................................................................
Rhododendron Walks $35, www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717
www.miramarevents.com, 650-726-2328 APRIL 29 ........................................................................................................
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Mendocino ........................................................................................................ Dog Day Afternoon
www.gardensbythesea.org, 707-964-4352, 1:30-3pm MAY 18
Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 12-4pm, free Chefs Family Style Luncheon in the Garden
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Mendocino Alameda County www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2405 Master Gardener Diane Davholuk leads a garden tour
www.winesong.org, 707-964-4688 ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ ONGOING TUESDAYS APRIL 30 before lunch under The Arbor. The Restaurant at Wente
Trivia Tuesday with Hostess Nicole Farar- Live Music: Steve Fread Vineyards, Livermore, 11am-1pm.
MAY 19-21
Bridges Retzlaff Vineyards, Livermore, 1-4pm www.wentevineyards.com 925-456-2424, $75
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival ........................................................................................................
Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland www.retzlaffwinery.com, 925-447-8941
........................................................................................................
Anderson Valley, www.avwines.com, 707-895-9463 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINS
APRIL 30 Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
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ONGOING FRIDAYS
Sunday Featured Food Pairing Cheese & Wine & Monterey Counties
MAY 20-21 Pairing
2017 Lake County Wine Adventure Foodie Fridays ONGOING
Las Positas Vineyards, Livermore, 11:30am-3:45pm Sunset Cultural Center
Two day passport event at over 25 wineries, Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 4pm www.laspositasvineyards.com, 925-449-9463
www.lakecountywineries.org, 11am-5pm, 707-357-5237 Carmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048
www.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINS $25, $10/members
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ Apr 30: Youth Music Monterey County presents Dances
SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH MAY 6 of the World
Bay Area Jack of All Trades Fairs Party on the Patio May 6: Sunset Centers Fifth Annual Gala
Steven Kent Winery, Livermore, 12-4:30pm May 17: Foodie Edition Performance
Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 5pm ........................................................................................................
San Francisco www.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINS
www.stevenkent.com, 925-243-6440
........................................................................................................ ONGOING
ONGOING ........................................................................................................ MAY 6-7 Live at Golden State Theatre
Programs, Classes & Workshops at San APRIL 28 Avoid the Downtown Crowds Monterey, 831-372-3800
Francisco Wine School Music on Fridays: Rhythm Doctors Ehrenberg Cellars, Livermore, 12-6pm www.goldenstatetheatre.com
Check website for locations & specifics. Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 5:30-8:30pm, free www.ehrenbergcellars.com, 925-418-8774 Apr 26: David Crosby
........................................................................................................ June 2: Los Lonely Boys
www.sanfranciscowineschool.com, 415-644-8461 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-601-2200
........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................ MAY 6 ........................................................................................................
APRIL 30
Discover the Garden with Master Gardener, FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
MAY 7 Diana Dovholuk
Wine Edutasting Class: Wine & Olive Oil Wharf Walks at Old Fishermans Wharf
Wine, Women & Shoes Planting & Irrigation. Wente Vineyards, Livermore with Tim Thomas
Ritz Carlton, San Francisco, 2-6pm Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 12-2pm, free/members, 10am-12pm. www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2424 Monterey, 10am-noon, $20, $15/kids
www.winewomenandshoes.com, 415-353-6650 $15. www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-601-2200 $20/members, $25 www.montereywharf.com, 831-521-3304
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THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
MAY 6 MAY 14 MAY 6
Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours GUGLIELMO WINERY Sunday Funday: Sonny Holland California Honey Festival
Old Monterey Foundation, 10am-noon Byington Vineyard & Winery, Los Gatos Main Street, Downtown Woodland
Artist & Vendor Faire
www.monterey.org, 831-521-3304, $20, $15/kids www.byington.com, 408-354-1111, 2-4pm www.californiahoneyfestival.com, 10am-5pm
Morgan Hill, 11am-4pm, free admission ........................................................................................................
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www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145
ONGOING ........................................................................................................ MAY 17 Solano County
The Mountain Winery 2017 Concert Series
MAY 6
The Foodie Edition
Saratoga, www.mountainwinery.com, 408-741-2822 Celebrity Chefs & International Bestselling Food Writers Suisun Valley
GUGLIELMO WINERY Sunset Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea, 6pm
May 28: WAR/Los Lonely Boys Bottle Your Own Red Wine #56 FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
........................................................................................................ www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-624-2811
Morgan Hill, 10am-3pm ........................................................................................................ First Fridays Concert Series
APRIL 27 Includes beer samples & on-site food for purchase
www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145
MAY 19
Swirl, Sip, Paint! ........................................................................................................ Budweiser Brewery, Fairfield, 7-10pm, $10
Solis Winery, Gilroy, 12-3pm MAY 6 GUGLIELMO WINERY
www.budweisertours.com, 707-429-7595
www.soliswinery.com, 888-838-6427 The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Sharino & Chardonnay Under the Stars #22 May 5: Garage Land Rodeo
........................................................................................................ Morgan Hill, 7-10pm, $30/adv, $35 ........................................................................................................
Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831-620-8887
APRIL 27-30 www.carmelcalifornia.com, 10am-4pm www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145 THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Art in Bloom 2017 ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
Party in the Tap Room
Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada, Monterey MAY 6-7 Central California Includes beer samples & on-site food for purchase
www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477 37th Annual Sunshine Freestyle Surf-About Budweiser Brewery, Fairfield, 7-10pm, $10
........................................................................................................ Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831-375-5015 www.budweisertours.com, 707-429-7595
APRIL 28 www.carmelcalifornia.com Sacramento Valley May 19: Black Rock Project
Wine & Cheese Friday Perfect Pairings ........................................................................................................ ........................................................................................................
MAY 6-7 ONGOING
J. Lohr Vineyards, San Jose, 5:30-8:30pm Sacramento River Train MAY 6
www.jlohr.com, 408-918-2195, $15 21st Annual Mountain View A La Carte & Art Kentucky Derby Pick Up Party
........................................................................................................ Festival www.sacramentorivertrain.com, 800-866-1690
........................................................................................................ Ranch Estate, Vezer Family Vineyard, Suisun Valley
APRIL 28 Castro Street, Mountain View, 10am-6pm ONGOING www.vezer.com, 888-823-8463
Trivia Night www.miramarevents.com, 650-964-3395 ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts MAY 13
De Tierra Vineyards, Carmel-by-the-Sea U.C. Davis, www.mondaviarts.org, 866-754-ARTS
www.detierra.com, 831-622-9704, 6-7pm MAY 7 Vezer Stock Concert Series: Fleetwood Mask
........................................................................................................ Sunday Funday: Asher Stern Apr 26-29: Etienne Charles Tribute Band
Byington Vineyard & Winery, Los Gatos Apr 26: National Geographic Live, Jodi Cobb Blue Victorian, Vezer Family Vineyard, Suisun Valley
APRIL 29
www.byington.com, 408-354-1111, 2-4pm Apr 29: ODC/Dance www.vezer.com, 888-823-8463, 4:30-7:30pm
Art in Bloom Gala ........................................................................................................
........................................................................................................ Apr 30: Baroque Orchestras
Benefiting the Monterey Museum of Art
MAY 7 May 5-7: Young Artists Competition MAY 13-14
Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Monterey
Annual Monterey Winemakers Celebration May 12: Ensemble Mise-En Mothers Day Weekend
www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477, 5:30pm May 13: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Wooden Valley Winery, Suisun Valley, $10
........................................................................................................ Carmel-by-the-Sea, 1-4pm, $75
APRIL 29 www.montereywines.com, 831-375-9400 M ay 14: The Auburn Symphony at the Mondavi, Mothers Day www.woodenvalley.com, 707-864-0730
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Ros Release MAY 7, 14
Clos LaChance Winery, San Martin Groovin in the Grove
www.clos.com, 800-487-9463, 11am Clos LaChance Winery, San Martin
........................................................................................................
APRIL 29 www.clos.com, 800-487-9463, 1pm
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By the Bay 3K
MAY 11
Pacific Grove, 8-10am, www.bsim.org GUGLIELMO WINERY
........................................................................................................
APRIL 30 Plant Nite #2
Sunday Funday: Tom Duarte Morgan Hill, 6-8pm, RSVP
Byington Vineyard & Winery, Los Gatos www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145
........................................................................................................
www.byington.com, 408-354-1111, 2-4pm MAY 11
........................................................................................................
APRIL 30 De Tierra Punch Down: Winemaking Class
Paint & Sip De Tierra Vineyard, Carmel-by-the-Sea, 4-6pm
Clos LaChance Winery, San Martin www.detierra.com, 831-229-2105, $25
........................................................................................................
www.clos.com, 800-487-9463, 5pm MAY 12
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Mothers Day Post Party
APRIL 30 Private home in Bonny Doon, $75
4th Annual Pinot & Paella www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-posy-party-
Bargetto Winery, Soquel, $50/member, $55 tickets-32491226132
www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258, 4-6pm ........................................................................................................
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MAY 13
APRIL 30 Bottle Your Own
Big Sur International Marathon Solis Winery, Gilroy, 11am-4pm
Big Sur, www.bsim.org, 831-625-6226 www.soliswinery.com, 888-838-6427
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MAY 5 MAY 14
First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center Opening Tunes, Trucks & Tastes
Night River Road Wine Trail Association
Downtown Pacific Grove, 6-9pm Odonata Winery, Salinas, 1-4pm For more information,
www.pacificgrove.org, 831-655-9775 www.riverroadwinetrail.com please visit the Harvest Club today!
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J. Lohr Vineyards, San Jose, 5:30-8:30pm Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 11:30am, RSVP
Must be 21 or older to play. Must be present to win with valid photo I.D. See Casino for official rules and details. Twin Pine
www.jlohr.com, 408-918-2195, $15 www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258x10 Casino reserves the right to alter or cancel this and other promotions at any time, with or without notice.
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Stewart Cellars in Yountville


One of Yountvilles newest additions, Stewart Cellars, beckons
guests with its Scottish abbey-inspired stone faade, an homage
to the Stewart family's ancestral heritage. Outside, the open-air
courtyard is tastefully appointed with Adirondack chairs, a vintage
daybed layered with pillows and a communal picnic table, where
guests are invited to while their day away under the sun.
In the Tasting Hall, guests with or without reservations are
welcome to choose from two flights of wine. The Portfolio Flight
features four Stewart Cellars current releases and the Cabernet Flight
offers a selection of their current and past vintages of Cabernet
Sauvignon. A beautiful alabaster horseshoe shaped bar is the
highlight of the tasting room, alongside a custom designed 20' long
oak Scottish settle.
For enthusiasts who wish to adventure further into their tasting
experience in a more intimate setting, the NOMAD Heritage Library
is available by reservation for private tastings of Stewart Cellars
current and select library vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon and their Winemaker Chris Pisani
vineyard designate, NOMAD Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet
Sauvignon. The library not only showcases wine, but is also home
to a collection of books, current and vintage, including some rare
finds and personal favorites of the Stewart family. Unwind by the fire
with a glass of wine and a good book for the perfect pairing.
If hunger calls, wander just a few steps away into Gather Caf
where Chef Sarah Hellers seasonal fare is sure to curb your appetite.
To book your reservation this spring at Stewart Cellars, visit
www.stewartcellars.com/Visit-Us.

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Roth Estate Winery
Taste. Savor. Play.
Located on Chalk Hill Road in Healdsburg, Roth Estate is a family-
owned winery committed to crafting wines of exceptional quality grown in
the best vineyards of the Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast AVAs. Their
high-quality wines at a great value make it a must-taste; their new facilities
with a fun, laid-back atmosphere in the heart of Sonoma County make it a
must-visit. Since the grand opening of the tasting room and wine caves in
2015, the winery has become a hot spot for guests to take in the stunning
tasting room, relish in a tour and tasting with lunch, challenge friends to an
outdoor game, or relax on the patio with a glass of wine while gazing at the
estate buffalo. (Yes, there are indeed buffalo on the estate, but dont worry,
they are fenced in).
The winerys estate vineyards are nestled in the rolling hills with volcanic-
based soils of the Alexander Valley AVA. Vintage after vintage, these
site-specific vineyards produce bold, full-flavored Cabernet Sauvignon,
Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, while the cool-climate Sonoma Coast AVA
vineyards produce rich Chardonnay and elegant Pinot Noir. Most recently,
Roth introduced limited-production, reserve wines only available at the
tasting room including: Reserve Pinot Gris from Russian River Valley, Reserve
Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley and Reserve Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

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NOTABLE EVENTS
Adults at Play
On the first Friday of every month, youre invited to unwind
from the busy work week and celebrate the weekend at
Adults at Play. Hosted in Roth Estates tasting room and
front patio, each Adults at Play event has its own unique
feel offering different culinary and music experiences.
Artisan food prepared by the estate culinary team, live
music by local performers, outdoor games (such as corn
hole, bean bag toss and giant Jenga) and tasting room
from the cool-climate Sta. Rita Hills AVA. These approachable wines at Roth
specials are included in this fun-filled evening. Enjoy a
Estate offer great value while consistently receiving high acclaims from top
glass of wine while taking in the Sonoma landscape or get
up and dance with your friends under the stars. At Adults
publications and competitions.
at Play, Roth gives you an entertaining and social outlet
Visit the Estate to unwind with a taste of the finest vineyards Sonoma has
to offer in your glass.
The multiple experiences offered at Roth coupled with its unique tasting
room, wine caves and exceptional wine, entice guests to visit. The tasting room Next event Friday, May 5th, from 4-7pm. No RSVP
features a walk up bar with large windows overlooking the estate barrel room, required and no cost to attend.
a seated lounge area, and reserve room for more intimate seated tastings. The
blend of natural woods, floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary dcor of
Halloween Spook-tacular
the interior space provides a feeling of tradition that embraces modernity Enter the haunted wine cave (if you dare) for Roth
much like the wines themselves. This natural and modern blend extends to Estates 3rd Annual Halloween Spook-tacular event
the large exterior space, where simple yet sophisticated dcor meets California on Saturday, October 28th. The cave will be decked out
rolling hills, on top of which the roaming buffalo mentioned earlier can be
with fang-tastic decorations with spooky bites and killer
wine poured for a hauntingly good time! Don your best
seen. This outdoor patio is a favorite place for guests to enjoy games, a glass of
Halloween costume for the costume contest and wicked
wine and a special picnic lunch offered by the property. The Featured Tasting
dance party.
for $15 includes six featured wines, and the Reserve Tasting includes four
exclusive limited-production reserve wines. (Visit their site for more tasting Visit rothwinery.com/Events for event details and RSVP
experiences as well. Reservations are required for groups of six or more, tasting
information.
room open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily).

An Elevated Experience: The Cave Tour & Tasting at Roth


Just steps from the tasting room await the Caves at Roth with 10,000
square feet of naturally cooling caves carved deep into the rolling hillside.
Led by a dedicated wine educator, The Cave Tour and Tasting Experience
allows guests to explore and taste Roth's Reserve wines in an exclusive and
unique setting. The experience includes barrel samples of two wines in the
cave as well as a tasting of four+ finished wines. (Reservations are required.
Please allow 80-90 minutes for this experience). With its exceptional tasting
Roth Estate Winery
room and wine caves, Roth Estate has achieved modern sophistication in a 10309 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg CA 95448
relaxed and fun atmosphere. (707) 836-7030 | www.rothwinery.com
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Rutherford Dust Society Announces:
Immersive Wine Experience May 19th & 20th
RDS Invites Consumers to
Experience the Real Rutherford
Rutherford Dust Society, the non-profit member association for
growers and vintners in the Rutherford Appellation, has announced
that tickets and passes are now on sale for the Rutherford Wine
Experience happening May 19th and 20th. Now in its fourth
consecutive year, the Rutherford Wine Experience offers an
intimate and exclusive wine weekend designed to showcase the
people, place, and craft behind Rutherfords iconic wines.
The 2017 Rutherford Wine Experience (RWE) is comprised of
three unique events over a two-day period. The event weekend will
launch with an intimate VIP Welcome Reception at PEJU Winery on
Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., where 100 guests will taste an
exclusive selection of Rutherford Appellation Cabernet Sauvignons
with Rutherford vintners, growers and winemakers. This elegant
evening of wine and food will include pairings created by PEJUs
Chef Alex, and a painting demonstration by artist Penelope Moore
who is renowned for her palette of the palate work.
The second RWE event is a selection of in-depth wine education
seminars on Saturday morning, offered onsite at various Rutherford
vineyard and winery locations during two time blocks between
9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This years Wine Experience seminars will
be hosted by Beaulieu Vineyard, Provenance Vineyards, Honig All-Inclusive Passes for the weekend are $230, with Saturday
Vineyard & Winery, Elizabeth Spencer Winery, Beckstoffer Georges Passes priced at $150. A la carte tickets to the individual Wine
III Vineyard, St. Supry Estate Vineyard and Winery and Raymond Experience events are also available. Tickets and passes must be
Winery. This years event also includes a special Wagdola (wagon purchased in advance from the Rutherford Dust Societys website
+ gondola) vineyard tour seminar, led by former Growers of the (http://www.rutherforddust.org/wine-experience) no later than
Year Frank Leeds of Frogs Leap and Davie Pia of Pia Vineyard Wednesday, May 17th.
Management. Space is extremely limited for all seminars. For more information about the upcoming May event,
The third and final event, billed as the Rutherford Round- including a complete list of participating wineries and details of
Up, will take place Saturday afternoon at Foley Johnson Winery their Wine Experience offerings, please visit www.rutherforddust.
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The festive Round-Up event will include org, Rutherford Dust Societys Facebook page, or email info@
a Grand Tasting of wines from 20 Rutherford wineries against rutherforddust.org.
a backdrop of spectacular live entertainment. Throughout
the afternoon guests will enjoy the live music of Bootleg Rutherford Dust Society
Honey, an onsite barrel-making demonstration and a painting The Rutherford Appellation is located in the historic heart of the
demonstration by artist Penelope Moore. Wine-friendly food Napa Valley. It is known world-wide for its signature Rutherford
pairings created by local food trucks Foodie Farmhouse and dust, a term used to reflect its terroir, its deep connection to the
French Corner will be available for purchase. soil in the vineyards, the wine and the wineries of Rutherford. In
We could not be more excited for the lineup of events for the collaboration with its grower and vintner members, RDS focuses on
Rutherford Wine Experience this year, said Regina Weinstein, helping wine consumers, trade and media discover the celebrated
Director of Marketing at Honig and RDS Committee Chair of the Rutherford terroir, while promoting highest quality standards for
event. We have more wineries participating this year than weve grape growing and winemaking in the region and supporting other
ever had, and the excitement is building. Were providing access to Rutherford non-profit organizations like the Rutherford Hall, the
winemakers, growers and vintners in a variety of different formats, Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department and the Rutherford 4-H.
so our guests will get to experience the real Rutherford the For more information about the Rutherford Appellation and the
Rutherford we all love. Rutherford Dust Society, please go to www.rutherforddust.org.

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Saturday, May 20th, 2017 Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor

benefiting

A wine country event that will please your soul


What if you took 40 restaurants
and wineries, and placed them in
one beautiful wine country setting?
Add in some friends, croquet, music
and a great cause. What youd get
is Wishes in Wine Country, a
benefit for Make-A-Wish at
Sonoma-Cutrers stunning vineyard.
Small bites and pours from wine
countrys top establishments will
bring big rewards to brave Bay
Area children who are battling Grand Tasting Sunset Dinner
2:00-5:30pm 5:30-9:30pm
serious illnesses. $150/ticket Tickets begin at $300 & include
admission to the Grand Tasting

For tickets and details, visit www.WishesInWineCountry.com


100% of proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

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Explore Fairfield

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Wine Tasting
Sonoma Harvest Wines will offer visitors tastes of a flight
including 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Pinot Noir, 2015
Chardonnay and 2015 Ros. These inaugural wines are sourced
merchandise. The experienced staff educates and inspires guests from the Sangiacomo Vineyard in Sonoma Valley, and reflect the
about quality food and wine trends, olive oil health benefits and terroir of this famous appellation.
offers visitors the chance to explore unique and flavorful products
such as Blueberry White Balsamic Vinegar and Roasted Green Sonoma Harvest is Kid Friendly!
Onion Olive Oil. Feel free to bring your children, as there is a special Kids Room,
equipped with a chalk wall, TV, books, toys and games. The Sonoma
Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting Harvest Tasting Room is conveniently located between the Jelly Belly
Visitors will have the opportunity to taste some new twists to Candy Factory and the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. >> BY BONNIE ZIMMERMANN
the olive oils and vinegars which are staple of every cooks pantry.
Blending unique flavors into these classic ingredients can take any
dish to decadent new heights. Whether a domestic diva creating SONOMA HARVEST OLIVE OIL & WINERY
a home-cooked meal for a family of four, or a chef preparing 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Wednesdaythrough Tuesday; closedon Wednesday
a masterpiece at a gourmet restaurant in San Francisco the 770 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield.
possibilities are endless! (707) 389-4815 | www.sonomaharvestfoods.com

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GLORIA FERRER
Caves & Vineyards
Its finally spring in Sonoma Wine Country and Gloria Ferrer Caves &
Vineyards is simply one of the most beautiful and vibrant destinations to
enjoy the season! Gloria Ferrer offers six distinct Elevated Experiences that
each provide a unique, in-depth and exciting way to discover the wines
and revel in a perfect Sonoma day. Dont miss out on fun upcoming events,
including the Fathers Day celebration on June 18th and the fantastic
La Fiesta de la Paella on July 8th!

Glorias Wine Country Picnic


Admire the stunning Sonoma vista from a private hilltop with panoramic
views of Carneros vineyards while enjoying a gourmet picnic! Bring a few
friends or a group of up to sixteen people to celebrate the return of warm
weather while overlooking gorgeous green vineyards. Your wine country
picnic includes savory appetizers, fresh sandwiches, two side salads, and
a sweet treat for dessert. Pair your picnic with your choice of estate red,
white, or sparkling wines and toast to the good life!

Pinot Journey
An enlightening and fun tasting experience devoted to Pinot Noir! For
the Pinotphile or for those who just want to learn more, Pinot Journey is the
ultimate way to taste and discover what makes this fickle varietal so special.
Open Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy an intimate tasting of small-lot, world-class Pinot Noir wines available
23555 Highway 121, Sonoma, CA only at the winery. Learn the story behind each one and what makes each wine
(707) 933-1917 | www.gloriaferrer.com unique. Enjoy delectable small bites paired with each wine to take you to Pinot
heaven! This one hour experience is available at 12:30 p.m., Saturday - Monday.

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which characteristics you perceive in each glass


Bubbles and Bites
of wine and find your favorite! Reservations are
A leisurely and luxurious experience that
available daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
only Gloria Ferrer can provide! Begin with a
private tour of the winery to learn more about Reserve Tour
its history and how sparkling wine is made. Delight in a private tour of the winery to
Following the tour, you will be seated in the
learn how sparkling wine is produced and what
Vista room, aptly named for its breathtaking
makes Gloria Ferrers bubbles so special. Sip
vineyard views. A generous pour of three
on three sparkling wines and one estate wine
sparkling wines and one estate still wine will
while becoming Certified Sparkling Wine
be perfectly matched with a delicious small
Knowledgeable on a fun and informative winery
bite, presented and guided by a wine educator.
tour!
Reservations are available daily at 10 a.m.,
12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Fathers Day Pizzas, Brews, and Bubbles!
A Taste of Spain Say Thanks, Dad with a relaxing day of
delicious wood-fired pizzas, cold beer, and Glorias
Enjoy a private tasting of Spanish wines paired
with traditional tapas for a truly unique experience award-winning wines. Enjoy live music by The
in Sonoma. Discover the Ferrer family history No Buenos and lawn games for the whole family.
and story behind the Freixenet company as you Join us on Sunday June 18th from 12 p.m. to 2
taste estate wines from Spain in our Vista room p.m. to celebrate the best Dad in the world!
overlooking the vineyards. A wine educator will
guide you through four Spanish wines each paired
La Fiesta de la Paella
with a delicious tapa. Complete your experience Join us on the Vista Terrace for a festive
with a special cava (Spanish sparkling wine) you celebration in honor of Gloria Ferrer wine and
wont find anywhere else! paella! Feast on various styles of paella while
enjoying flamenco dancing by Sol Flamenco, saber
Glassware Exploration demonstrations, and the chance to drink from a
The right glass can truly make a difference in traditional Spanish porron! Hurry, this event will
the aromas and flavors of a wine. Explore how sell out! Saturday July 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
a particular wine may change when tasted from Savor springtime with an experience at
several different styles of stemware. Discover Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards!
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Stags Leap Winery
Spring is finally here! The perfect time to enjoy this budding
season by visiting Stags Leap Winery and the historic Manor House
Wine Tasting Experiences
Three distinct visitor experiences are offered seasonally:
with its unique on-site tasting experiences. Located off the Silverado
Winemakers Apothecary Garden Experience ($125; available
Trail in the heart of the Napa Valley, Stags Leaps Winery proudly
April to June): An enchanting tasting experience set in the propertys
showcases its newly restored 19th century, Victorian-era mansion,
beautiful outdoor garden, dating back to its founding era, and
steeped in dramatic architecture and rich in history. The Manor
recently revitalized by the Stags Leap winemaking team and
House is celebrating its 125th anniversary in grand style offering its
landscape designer, Jonathan Plant. Filled with plants that evoke the
guests an unforgettable time.
essential aromas and flavors of the estate wines, the Winemakers
Since 2014, the renovation consisted of stabilizing the 10,000 Apothecary Garden is a gem of the estate. During this tour, guests will
square-foot mansions exterior, including the reinforcement of the learn the history of the property and stroll the garden experiencing
towers crenulation work and the original stone pillars that support the aromas that are so beautifully reflected in the wines. This
its porch. Every inch of the exterior was repointed by hand. The experience concludes with a seated sensory tasting featuring aromatic
second floor was converted into an archive room and lounge for elements selected from the garden and Stags Leap estate wines.
wine club members. In addition, the original coffered redwood Ne Cede Malis Vineyard Tour ($125; available June thru
ceilings, staircase, window cases and other key architectural October): Named after the Chase family motto, this upscale Petite
elements were refinished. The interior was fully remodeled to Sirah tasting experience focuses exclusively on the grape. With vines
rejuvenate the ornate historic spaces that have entertained guests of dating back to 1929, the tasting is conducted out in the Ne Cede
the property for the last 125 years. Malis block, the estates oldest vineyard. It is planted to a traditional
At Stags Leap, they use the property, its storied buildings, and field blend of predominantly Petite Sirah with a mix of at least 16
lush, open-ended gardens to take wine lovers on an exclusive other varieties including Carignane, Malbec, Mourvedre, Muscat
tasting journey that honors their brilliant history. Cannelli, Muscat Hamburg, Peloursin, Tannat, Burger, Grenache,

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Sauvignon Blanc, Gewrztraminer, Syrah, Cinsault, Malvasia


Bianca, and Calzin. Made in the traditional manner, the
resulting one-of-a-kind Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah is a co-
fermentation of the above varieties, producing an incredibly
complex and rich wine. Guests will enjoy a tour of this
ancient vineyard block followed by a private Petite Sirah
focused tasting including the Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah.
Heritage Library Tasting ($150; available November
thru March): Hosted in the upstairs bedroom of the Manor
House featuring old photo albums, antique china and other
historic items, this exemplary behind-the-scenes tasting allows APRIL 30th, 2017
visitors the opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the Stags 11:00am 4:00pm
Leap estate followed by a sit down tasting of estate wines that
include a library selection from the extensive winemakers
library. Visitors can savor a rare library vintage all while learning LIVE MUSIC
about the incredible history of winemaking at Stags Leap.
TASTING SEMINAR
About Stags Leap Winery VINEYARD TOURS
Stags Leap is a century-old 240-acre wine estate: a natural
beauty with a lively history and reputation for elegant wines.
Established in 1893, Stags Leap Winery continues a proud $15 General Admission - Complimentary for Club Members
winemaking heritage in the prestigious appellation that $100 Tasting Seminar -$80 for Club Members
bears the winery name. As one of Californias earliest wine
estates, its unique terroir, ideal microclimate and tradition of
stewardship supports a classical standard of viticulture, land
use and winemaking that is relevant today as it was over a
century ago. >> MONICA L. DASHWOOD

STAGS LEAP WINERY 2000 MAIN STREET, ST. HELENA, CA 94574


Open by Appointment 707. 257. 5771 RSVP at www.beringer.com/events
Enjoy Responsibly 2017 Beringer Vineyards St. Helena, CA
6150 Silverado Trail, Napa, Ca 94558 | (707) 257-5790

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ETUDE
WINERY
Come to Etude, a state-of the-art winery located in Carneros
just off Highway 121, and experience its consistent tone and
feel: handcrafted-elegance. Known for its picturesque setting, the
property offers three beautiful masonry buildings, lush Estate
Vineyards, an exquisitely designed tasting room and perfected
award-winning wines.

The Wines
Etude specializes in a selection of white and two classic red
varietalsPinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Though modeled
on the best from Burgundy and Bordeaux, these wines speak clearly Etude Tasting
of their contemporary California origins, combining rich, ripe fruit Enjoy a flight of five of their critically acclaimed wines. The
with an elegant structure and opulent mouthfeel. Etude Tasting offers you the option to choose between the
Etude is known for its thirty-five-year legacy of high quality Winemakers Selection and Collectors tasting flights and takes place
Pinot Noirs. They are in constant pursuit of perfection, which at the main tasting bar. $20-$30 per person, complimentary for
includes a highly-esteemed bottling made from rare heirloom wine club members and up to three guests. Offered daily. Advanced
selections and two single-vineyard offerings. They are vinified from reservations available but not required.
grapes grown on the Etude Estate Vineyards in the cool Carneros
region. Fruit for the winerys Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from
Winemaking History and Philosophy
the warmer, northern half of the Napa Valley. Etude, which in French means study, is the vision of founder
The consistent high quality of the grapes Etude grows and Tony Soter. His interest was to make wines that would satisfy
sources, combined with the skill and experience of the winemaking discerning consumers of California wine while deepening his
team, explains why Etude wines consistently earn the highest understanding of the winemakers craft and the creative process.
accolades from consumers, trade and wine critics. Etude believes that winemaking begins in the vineyard long
before the harvest and that superior grape growing diminishes the
Wine Tastings need for intervention by the winemaker, resulting in authentic
The Study of Pinot Noir varietal expression.Winemaker Jon Priest lives out Etudes founding
Pinot Noir expresses its origin more than any other wine philosophy. This assures the continual cultivation of the highest
grape. Experience how terroir influences the aromas and flavors quality wines, reflective of the profound influences of the land and
of this delicate and popular varietal. Taste six Pinot Noirs from the season, as well as the hand of its steward; hence, the concept of
six distinct growing areas including our Estate Vineyards in winegrowing. This remains their approach today as they continue
Carneros, Sonoma Coast, Willamette Valley and Santa Barbara to build the Etude legacy.
County, all made by Etude Winemaker, Jon Priest, in a semi-
private, seated experience in our Heirloom Room. $50 per Dont Miss Etudes Ros Party!
person / $40 wine club members. Offered daily at 10 a.m., 1 On Saturday, May 13th, 11 a.m.2 p.m., Etude Winery is
p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are required. kicking off the summer season with a Ros party! Come celebrate the
Patio Tasting release of their 2016 Ros of Pinot Noir and enjoy some delicious
Join Etude for a seated tasting experience on their patio. bites from the Cousins May Lobster Truck. All are welcome and
Enjoy current releases of their outstanding white wines, single no reservations are required. Wine flights and food will also be
vineyard Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. $35 per person, available for purchase.
complimentary for wine club members and up to three guests. Etude Winery is located at 1250 Cuttings Wharf Road in
Offered daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Weather permitting. Carneros. A wine tasting appointment can be scheduled by calling
Reservations are recommended. (707) 257-5782 or by visiting www.etudewines.com. >> MONICA L. DASHWOOD

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Wine Country This Week >> NAPA VALLEY

2017 Masters Winemaker Dinner Series Highlights Napa Valleys Top Wineries
The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, is dessert incorporating an added wow factor. Sept. 22 Masters Winemaker Dinner with
announcing its 2017 Masters Winemaker These desserts often involve experimental Staglin Family Vineyard
Dinner Series. With dinners running through and interactive elements, including flames, Oct. 21 Masters Winemaker Dinner
New Years Eve, The Meritage will welcome liquid nitrogen and edible chocolate art that Series with Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars
some of Napa Valleys top wineries and encourage guest participation.
Nov. 18 Masters Winemaker Dinner with
boutique/cult favorites.Every dinner is open to To purchase tickets to any of the
Palmaz Vineyards
the public and to resort guests, age 21 and over following Winemaker Dinners, please visit
Each event features a multicourse dinner The Meritage Resort and Spa website at D ec. 31 Celebrate New Years in the Napa
expertly paired with the best in Napa Valley MeritageResort.com/Events, NightOut or Valley (Winemaker Dinner with Trinitas
wines from well-known names.The series book as part of a guestroom reservation at Cellars and a Ballroom Dinner, and party.
takes place in the intimate Estate Cave at The The Meritage Resort and Spa. Prices range
Meritage Resort or one of the propertys other from $99 to $349 per person inclusive of
desirable locations like the Vineyard Deck gratuity and taxes. All events are open to the ST. HELENA
and outdoor terraces. public, and reserved for guests 21 and over.
When planning our wine dinners, we try 2017 Master Winemaker Dinner and Varozza
Charles Krug
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Calistoga
Play in the Mud at
Golden Haven Spa & Resort
Sometimes, adults need to play in the mud and remember
how to let their hair down. Who says it cant be rejuvenating and
healing, too? Besides the allure of wine tasting, Napa Valley is a
destination for people seeking an escape to melt away stress. The
hot springs mud baths at Golden Haven Spa & Resort in Calistoga
provide the right balance of mud and serenity to float you into a
state of total relaxation. If youre looking to unwind and destress in
the Napa Valley, heres a closer look at what the resort has to offer:

Healing Hot Springs and Mud Baths


Calistoga is widely known for its healing natural hot springs Internet Specials
and mud baths. What makes the baths at Golden Haven Spa
Take a closer look at Golden Haven Spa & Resort for your next
& Resort unique is that couples (or even friends) can share the
visit to Napa Valley. Be sure to investigate the resorts Internet
experience side-by-side in a private room no sharing your mud
Specials. The website has Last Minute Specials with rooms or
bath experience with a room full of other people. This seclusion
spa services discounted for travel on specific dates, and other great
provides a very relaxing and serene experience that removes
deals. Visit www.goldenhaven.com for details. >> DENISE OLLIFFE
inhibitions and allows you to truly relax.
The resorts hot spring mineral pool is another amenity to soak
away the stress. Day-trippers can purchase day-use access to utilize
the hot springs pool and facilities, too. GOLDEN HAVEN SPA & RESORT
1713 Lake Street, Calistoga
Massages and Facials (707) 942 8000
Enhance your mud bath experience with a gentle or deep tissue www.goldenhaven.com
massage or a healing herbal facial or opt for a spa package that Follow on Facebook
includes all three services. The experts at the resort suggest starting
with the hot mud bath that relaxes your muscles and releases
toxins, followed by steaming hot shower to rinse off, a hot springs BENNETT LANE
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NAPA
Angle Restaurant & Bar 540 Main Street, 707 252-8115 French Cuisine
Bistro Don Giovanni 4110 Howard Lane, 707 224-3300 Italian Cuisine
Boon Fly Cafe 4048 Sonoma Highway, 707 299-4870 Traditional American Cuisine
Bounty Hunter 975 First Street, 707 226-3976 Contemporary American Cuisine
CaMomi 1411 First Street, 707-257-4992 Italian
Carpe Diem 1001 2nd St, Napa, 707 224-0800 Wine Bar, American Cuisine
Celadon 500 Main Street, 707 254-9690 Seafood and Contemporary American Cuisine
Coles Chop House 1122 Main Street, 707 224-6328 Steakhouse and French Cuisine
Cordeiros Bar & Grill 2025 Monticello Rd, Napa, 707 224-1960 Steakhouse
Eikos 1882 Town Center, 707-501-4444 Japanese Cuisine
Farm at Carneros Inn 4048 Sonoma Hwy, 707 299-4880 Contemporary American Cuisine
Fum Bistro 4050 Byway East, 707 257-1999 Contemporary American Cuisine
Graces Table 1400 Second Street, 707 226-6200 Contemporary American Cuisine
Kitchen Door 610 1st St #24, Napa, 707 226-1560 Multi-Ethnic Comfort Food
La Toque 1314 McKinstry Street, 707 257-5157 French Cuisine
Lulus Kitchen @ 1313 Main 1313 Main Street, 707 258-1313 Contemporary American
Morimoto Napa 610 Main Street, 707 252-1600 Japanese Cuisine
Napkins Bar + Grill 1001 2nd St, Napa, 707 927- 5333 California
Oenotri 1425 Fisrst Street, 707 252-1022 Italian Cuisine
TORC 1140 Main St, Napa, 707 252-3292 Farm-To-Table
Uva Trattoria 1040 Clinton Street, 707-255-6646 Italian Cuisine
Zuzu 829 Main Street, 707 224-0695 California Tapas, Spanish & Mediterranean

YOUNTVILLE
Ad Hoc 6476 Washington Street, 707 944-2487 Contemporary American Cuisine
Bistro Jeanty 6510 Washington Street, 707 944-0103 French Cuisine
Brix Restaurant 7377 Highway 29, 707 944-2749 French inspired California Cuisine
Bottega 6525 Washington Street,707 945-1050 Italian Cuisine
Bouchon Bistro 6534 Washington Street, 707 944-8037 French Cuisine
Hurleys 6518 Washington St, 707 944-2345 Contemporary American Cuisine
Lucy @ Bardessono 6526 Yount Street,707 204-6000 Contemporary American Cuisine
Mustards Grill 7399 St. Helena Highway, 707 944-2424 Contemporary American Cuisine
R+D Kitchen 6795 Washington St, Yountville, 707 945-0920 American/Sushi
Redd 6480 Washington Street, 707 944-2222 Contemporary American Cuisine

RUTHERFORD
Auberge du Soleil 180 Rutherford Hill Road, 707 963-1211 Contemporary American Cuisine
Rutherford Grill 1180 Rutherford Road, 707 963-1792 Contemporary/Traditional American

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Cindys Backstreet Kitchen 1327 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-1200 Contemporary American Cuisine
Culinary Institute 2555 Main Street, 1-888-995-1699 Contemporary American and Worldwide Foods
Harvest Table 1 Main St, St. Helena, 707 967-4695 California
Market 1347 Main Street, 707-963-3799 Traditional American Cuisine
Press 587 St. Helena Highway, 707 967-0550 Steakhouse
St. Helena Bistro 1146 Main St, St. Helena; 707 963-3371 Bistro
Terra 1345 Railroad Avenue, 707 963-8931 Contemporary Asian insipired American Cuisine
Tra Vigne Pizzeria 1050 Charter Oak Avenue, 707 963-4444 Italian Cuisine

CALISTOGA
Brannans Grill 1374 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-2233 Traditional American Cuisine
Calistoga Inn & Brewery 1250 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-4101 Traditional American Cuisine
Hydro Bar & Grill 1403 Lincoln Avenue, 707 942-9777 Traditional American Cuisine
Solbar @ Solage, 755 Silverado Trail, 707 226-0850 Contemporary American Cuisine

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Wine Country This Week >> NAPA VALLEY

TEDESCHI FAMILY WINERY Two Fabulous, fun events May 13th & May 21st!
Spring Release & Pick-Up Party!
Saturday, May 13, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
This is held on the winerys crush pad or the barrel room in the
case of rain. Along with their small lot, estate Cabernet Sauvignon,
theyll be offering tastings of their newly bottled wines including
Primitivo, Marsanne/Roussanne, Petite Sirah, Syrah, dry ros, a
Port-style wine and Late Harvest Sauvignon. Also available for
tasting is the Double Gold medal winning 2014 Pinot Noir from
Russian River Valley, six-time medal winning Napa Valley Merlot,
and three-time medal winning Sonoma Coast Grenache. Fresh hand-
made pizzas, along with other delicious noshables, will accompany all
the wines and live music by the great Ms. Shannon Lacy!
Tedeschi Family Winery
They invite you to come and kick off a season of fun! Wine The Tedeschi Family Winery is a very small, family-owned
Club members are invited to pick up Aprils Red Wine Only, winery producing fewer than 2,000 cases a year in the style of
Chillin Wine Only & Mixed Case Club selections as well as the old-world. Their flagship wine is made from the estates
Mays Four-Pack Family Club selections of 2015 Sauvignon Blanc dry farmed, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Emil Tedeschis
(Wine Club Only), 2016 Marsanne/Roussanne, 2014 Pinot Noir, grandparents settled in Calistoga in 1919, emigrating from Pisa,
and a very special library selection of 2010 Merlot. The event is Italy. Their son, Eugene acquired the property that currently
$25 per person (non-members), and free for wine club members.
houses the winery and family home in 1951, where he planted the
Tickets are all-inclusive & non-refundable. RSVP today, via email
familys first grapevines among established fruit trees. In 1991,
Info@TedeschiFamilyWinery.com or call (707) 501-0668.
Emil, Eugenes son returned as steward after cofounding one of
Art, Fashion & Wine in the Vineyards
Sunday, May 21, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Hawaiis most successful wineries: Tedeschi Vineyards Maui. The
Come paint an abstract in the Cabernet estate vineyard taught Calistoga winery has become the passion and single focus of Emils
by a local Napa Valley artist, while indulging in a vibrant glass of two sons Emilio and Mario, along with a very interested daughter,
Tedeschi Family wine. No experience is needed! Tickets are $45 Elaine. Making wines our grandparents would be proud of is what
dollars per person - includes a glass of wine and a one of a kind we are aiming for. Traditionally made, old-world wines that can be
painting, that you create in our vineyard. RSVP as soon as possible, enjoyed with a variety of foods, good company, and from your wine
seating is very limited. cellar for many years, says Mario Tedeschi, Winemaker.
Plus, come by on the same date from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and find
Together, with Emilio acting as General Manager and
the perfect fit with Libby Simons Mobile Fashion Boutique! They
winemakers Mario Tedeschi and David Sundberg making the
will have the Napa Valleys first mobile fashion truck on-site. Come
browse through clothing handpicked by owner Carrie Gehrke. No wine, they have sought out and committed to handcrafting old-
fee is required to check out the clothing! Everyone is invited! world style wines from several small and neighboring vineyards
to produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah,
Primitivo, Malbec, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Viognier, Ros of
Gamay and a Late Harvest wine of Sauvignon Blanc. Each of the
vineyards are specially selected and hand-tended.
Tedeschi Family Winery is located at 2779 Grant Street,
Calistoga, CA 94515, just a half a mile south of Old Faithful Geyser.
Visitors are invited to the winery daily by appointment from 10:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. for tasting. There is no commercial signage, so look
for the address (2779 Grant Street) and a big barrel to enjoy the
winerys private setting and picnic area!
For more information, check out www.tedeschifamilywinery.com,
feel free to call: (707) 501-0668 or drop them an email:
Info@TedeschiFamilyWinery.com. Like them on Facebook
and twitter: @TedeschiWinery, if you do!

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GEYSERVILLE
Catellis 21047 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 707 857-3471 Contemporary American and Italian
Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria 21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville; 707 814-0111 I talian
Francis Ford Coppolas Rustic 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville; 707 857-1462 Italian

HEALDSBURG
Cafe Lucia 235 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-1113 Portuguese
Bear Republic Brewing Co. 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-2337 Traditional American
Campo Fina 330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 395-4640 Italian
Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-0330 Contemporary American
Healdsburg Bar & Grill 245 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-3333 Grill
Madrona Manor 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1542 Contemporary American
Spoonbar 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-7222 Mediterranean
Willis Seafood & Raw Bar 403 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-9191 Seafood
Valette 344 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0946 Contemporary American
Della Santinas
Located off the historic square in GUERNEVILLE/FORESTVILLE
Sonoma, Della Santinas is a Applewood Inn 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville; 707 869-9093
family-owned and operated Farmhouse 7871 River Road, Forestville; 707 887-3300 Contemporary American
restaurant that has stood the test
of time to become a Sonoma SANTA ROSA
institution. The Della Santina Equus Restaurant 101 Fountrain Grove Parkway, Santa Rosa; 707 578-0149
family name shares a long John Ash & Co. Restaurant 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa; 707 527-7687 Californian
lineage and history in the Tuscan La Gare 208 Wilson Street, Santa Rosa; 707 528-4355 French
town of Lucca, Italy. Lo Cocos 117 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 523-2227 Italian

Della Santinas WINDSOR


The restaurant is open seven days a week Ume 8710 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor; 707 838-6700 Japanese
for lunch and dinner;
reservations are recommended.
SEBASTOPOL
133 East Napa Street, Sonoma
Ramen Gaijin 6948 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol; 707 827-3609 Japanese
(707) 935-0576
www.dellasantinas.com Hopmonk Tavern 230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol; 707 829-7300 Traditional American
Woodfour Brewing Co 6780 McKinley St, (Barlow), Sebastopol; 707 823-3144 Modern American
Zazu Kitchen + Farm 6770 McKinley St (Barlow), Sebastopol; 707 523-4814 Traditional American [ [

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Aventine Glen Ellen 14301 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen; 707 934-8911 Italian
Caf Citti 9049 Highway 12, Kenwood; 704 833-2690 Italian
Cafe La Haye 140 E Napa Street, Sonoma; 707-935-5994 Contemporary American
Delhi Belly 522 Broadway, Sonoma; 707-343-1003 Indian
Della Santinas Trattoria 133 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-0576 Italian
El Dorado Kitchen 405 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 996-3220 Contemporary American
Girl & The Fig 110 West Spain Street, Sonoma; 707 938-3634 French
Glen Ellen Inn 13670 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6409 Contemporary American
Glen Ellen Star 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 343-1384 Traditional American
Hopmonk Tavern 691 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 935-9100 Traditional American
Kenwood Restaurant 9900 Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6326 Contemporary American/French
LaSalette Restaurant 452 First St East, Ste H, Sonoma; 707 938-1927 Portuguese
Maya Restaurant 101 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-3500 Mexican
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SONOMAS BEST WINE BAR Oso Sonoma 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 California
More than 250 selections of domestic and Saddles Steakhouse 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 Steakhouse and Seafood
international wines at competitive prices Sante 100 Boyes Boulevard, Boyes Hot Springs; 707 938-9000 French
30 wines by the glass, customized flights and Swiss Hotel Bar & Restaurant 18 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 938-2884 Italian
specialty beers Yeti Restaurant 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-9930 Indian and Nepali
Assorted cheeses and panini served daily
Winemaker dinners and educational seminars
Bimonthly wine club featuring wines of the world
PETALUMA
Central Market 42 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma; 707 778-9900 Contemporary American
Enoteca Della Santina Cucina Paradiso 114 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma; 707 782-1130 Italian
127 East Napa Street, Sonoma Risibisi Restaurant & Wine Bar 154 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma; 707 766-7600 Italian
(707) 938-4200
Seared 170 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma; 707 762-5997 Steak & Seafood
www.enotecadellasantina.com
Both locations are available for private events.

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The Nitty Gritty on Beer TASTE THE DIFFERENCE


Like wine, beer has unique styles and flavor profiles. Drawing on Ale: Depending on the kind of ale, you will taste very different flavor
a variety of ingredients sourced from places around the world, every profiles. The color of the ale depends on how long the grain is roasted. A
beer is unique in its final composition. With that being said, the blond ale will be light, refreshing, sometimes fruity and usually with gentle
vast majority of beer has the same foundation of ingredients: water,
hop characteristics, while an IPA (India pale ale) tends to be more aggressive
malted grain (barley, wheat, oats, rye, etc.), brewers yeast and hops.
So, what makes each beer unique?
on the palate with much stronger hop characteristics that might taste
Common styles of beer include, but are certainly not limited to,
something akin to the smell of a pine forest.
different kinds of ale (such as brown, amber, red, blonde, white, Brown ales can be rather nutty, while wheat ales are quite bread-like,
wheat, pale and India pale), stout and lager (such as pale, golden yeasty, and often fruity with notes of citrus and spices. These are just a few
and amber)just to name a few. Of course, beer styles are just as examples of what to expect in the wide category of ales.
complex and intricate as wine, and should one care to dig a little Stout: Stouts, like the name suggests, are rather robust beers that
deeper, you will find an immense offering of beer styles around the express dark flavors, due to the heavy roasting of the chosen grain. Creamy
world that you never even knew existed. As for some of the local
textures and roasted flavors of coffee, nuts, smoke, spice and chocolate
Napa Valley breweries, you can certainly expect to find a few of the
abound in stouts.
basics like ales, stouts and lagers.
Taking these basic beer styles into consideration, one might ask Lager: Like an ale, lagers also come in various forms, such as pale,
how the taste profiles differ. These flavor profiles depend on how golden and amber. Again, the the color of the lager depends on how long the
much the grains are roasted and the type of yeast used. Of course, grain is roasted. In Napa Valley breweries, you will most likely be tasting a
where the ingredients are sourced from, how much of each is used pale lager (which uses lightly roasted grain), because it is a very common
and what kind of brewery techniques are implemented all matter as type of American lager. These beers are crisp and light on the palate with
well. To simplify these styles though, weve broken down some of the mild flavor profilesvery drinkable!
quintessential characteristics of these beer styles:

SONOMA COUNTY BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES


101 NORTH BREWING CO. HENHOUSE BREWING COMPANY SONOMA SPRINGS BREWING CO
1304 Scott St d, Petaluma | (707) 701-5061 322 Bellevue Ave, Santa Rosa | (707) 978-4577 19449 Riverside Dr #101, Sonoma | (707) 938-742
ACE CIDER, THE CALIFORNIA CIDER COMPANY LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY SPIRIT WORKS DISTILLERY
2064 Gravenstein Hwy No, Sebastopol | (707) 829-1101 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma | (707) 769-4495 6790 McKinley St #100, Sebastopol, | (707) 634-4793
ALLEY 6 CRAFT DISTILLERY PETALUMA HILLS BREWING COMPANY STEELE & HOPS
401 Grove St d, Healdsburg | (707) 484-3593 | 1333 N McDowell Blvd A | (707) 766-4458 1901 Mendocino Avenue. Santa Rosa | (707) 523-2201
BARREL BROTHERS BREWING COMPANY PLOW BREWING COMPANY STUMPTOWN BREWERY
399 Business Park Ct #506, Windsor | (707) 696-9487 3334 Industrial Dr, Santa Rosa | (707) 843-4583 15045 River Rd, Guerneville | (707) 869-0705
COOPERAGE BREWING COMPANY OLD REDWOOD BREWING COMPANY THIRD STREET ALE WORKS BREWPUB
981 Airway Court, Suite G, Santa Rosa | (707) 293-9787 9000 Windsor River Road, Windsor | (707) 657-7624 610 3rd Street, Santa Rosa | (707) 523-3060
CROOKED GOAT BREWING RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING COMPANY WOODFOUR BREWING COMPANY
120 Morris St #120, Sebastopol | (707) 827-3893 725 4th Street, Santa Rosa | (707) 545-2337 6780 Depot St, Sebastopol | (707) 823-3144
DEMPSEYS RESTAURANT & BREWERY ST FLORIANS BREWERY
50 E Washington St, Petaluma | (707) 765-9694 7704 Bell Rd, Windsor | (707) 838-2739
FOGBELT BREWING COMPANY SONOMA BROTHERS DISTILLING
1305 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa | (707) 978-3400 7759 Bell Rd, Windsor | (707) 888-2120
GRAV SOUTH BREW CO. SONOMA CIDER
7950 Redwood Dr #15, Cotati | (707) 753-4198 44 Mill St, Healdsburg | (707) 723-7018
GRIFFO DISTILLERY SONOMA COAST SPIRITS
1320 Scott St, Petaluma | (707) (707) 879-8755 1333 N. McDowell Blvd. #F, Petaluma | (707) 331-0718

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Char Vale Winery
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Varieties produced
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Are you intrigued by family-owned and operated wineries? Do
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This is a small production winery less than 500 cases are
Char Vale Winery is located not far from Santa Rosa in West
produced annually and are only sold directly to their customers
Sonoma Countys prestigious, Pinotcentric Green Valley. Wind
and to a handful of restaurants.
your way out gently curving Occidental Road, through hills
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic, buy a bottle or three and
striped with vineyards and dotted with coastal Redwood trees,
soak in the peaceful vineyard surroundings as they relax on the
until you see the pristine white-rail fences and cheerful red
beautiful back deck.
barn-like buildings of this special place.
Vineyard tours with the owners and winemaker are available by
Upon leaving your car, you will most likely be greeted by
appointment.
Theodore, the huge, friendly Great Pyrenees greeting committee.
Atascadero Creek (a local nature preserve) runs directly behind
Stop. Take a look around. You are surrounded by some of the
the winery.
best Pinot Noir vines in California. Go inside the tasting room
(or out on the beautiful deck in warmer weather), sit at the bar
or at a table and prepare to be wowed. The Chardonnay and
Pinot Noirs here are truly world class, yet affordable (prices
range from $42 to $60 per bottle). Chances are good that you
will meet one of the owners during your visit.
Char Vale is a relative newbie in the West Sonoma County CHAR VALE WINERY
scene the current winery was founded in 2014 and the tasting Thursday-Monday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
room just recently opened. Dont let the newness of this winery 9280 Occidental Road, Sebastopol
scare you away, though the wines are off the hook delicious
and the overall vibe at Char Vale Winery is friendly, intimate
(707) 827-6102
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