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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER With this edition of Concierge—The Insiders Guide to Wine Country, we celebrate all that we love about Napa and Sonoma counties: the region’s natural splendors, its astonishing diversity, the superb wines and foods, and, above all, its people. Because where else can you find people who are so creative, so caring, and so positive in their outlook? When the devastating wildfires roared through the North Bay last fall, the residents stepped up to the challenge with characteristic grace and compassion. Now, with business booming again, we see more reason than ever to savor the delights of this unique destination. The area’s wineries, resorts, spas, and shops continue to offer visitors unforgettable experiences and countless reasons to return again and again. And, as always, the irrepressible spirit of our community shines through, casting an extra golden light on the already golden landscape of our beloved Wine Country. As publishers of Napa Sonoma magazine, a distinguished Wine Country publication, and Diablo, the monthly lifestyle magazine of San Francisco’s East Bay, we are experienced tour guides to the best of Northern California. We hope you enjoy this edition of Concierge—which brims with in-the-know recommendations for maximizing your visit to Wine Country— as much as we enjoyed creating it. We look forward to sharing this extra-special place with you.

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hough a mere hour’s drive from the bustling cities of San Francisco and Oakland, Wine Country feels like a world apart. While the pastoral counties of Napa and Sonoma might seem like timeless agrarian havens, the truth is the region is changing fast. From innovations in viticulture to inventive culinary dishes to breathtaking works by promising artists, contemporary Wine Country has so much to discover—all grounded in the area’s powerful past. The Mayacamas Range, which runs roughly north from the edge of

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San Francisco Bay, divides Napa and Sonoma counties. Napa Valley, which comprises most of Napa County, stretches north to Mount St. Helena on the eastern side. Sonoma County spreads west, past the Russian River and into the redwood forests. Although separated by mountains, the two counties are deeply intertwined, united by a common history revolving around the grape. Roots That Run Deep

Napa County may have been the first to garner international recognition for its

wines, but Wine Country’s first wines actually came from Sonoma County. In the 1820s, Franciscan monks planted vines at Mission San Francisco Solano (which stands today in the heart of the town of Sonoma), the last in the chain of missions established by the Spanish to “civilize” California’s indigenous peoples. The missionaries’ holy wine set the stage for all that followed. The Franciscans sent some of their vines over the Mayacamas Mountains with George Yount, a frontiersman who spent time at the mission before moving to Napa County, where he established


An Introduction to napa and sonoma Counties

MO M E N T S IN W I NE C OU N T RY HIST ORY 1823 The Mission

Spanish Franciscan monks found the Mission San Francisco Solano, the last of the California missions, in the town of Sonoma.

1836 Napa’s First Settler

Frontiersman George Yount founds the first homestead in Napa County, near what is now Yountville.

1846 Bear Flag Revolt

Settlers in Sonoma rise up against Mexican rule. Mexican General Mariano Vallejo surrenders without resistance, and the settlers declare the Republic of California. A homemade flag featuring a star and a bear is raised in the town of Sonoma. Within a month, the United States annexes Northern California.

1857 Wine takes root

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Agoston Haraszthy founds Buena Vista Winery, Wine Country’s first commercial winery, in the town of Sonoma. Haraszthy would later bring the first European grapes to the region.

its first homestead. Yount planted his inaugural vineyard in 1836. In 1857, an adventurous Hungarian named Agoston Haraszthy opened Wine Country’s first commercial winery, Buena Vista Winery, in Sonoma Valley. On the other side of the mountains, German immigrant Charles Krug worked for Yount before starting Napa County’s first commercial winery in St. Helena in 1861. Along with tending to grapevines, early settlers grew wheat, potatoes, and fruit; raised livestock; and cut timber. Gold seekers wintered in the area, fuel-

ing the local economy. But the region’s foggy mornings, cool and wet winters, and uninterrupted summer sunshine were ideal for growing grapes, and winemaking quickly became the most profitable enterprise. Author Robert Louis Stevenson, who visited winemaker Jacob Schram’s vineyard in the hills of Calistoga in 1880, wrote in The Silverado Squatters that Schram’s wines were “bottled poetry” and that “the stirring sunlight, and the growing vines, and the vats and bottles in the cavern, made a pleasant music for the mind.”

1859 A Spa is born

Sam Brannan purchases land at Indian Springs and founds the spa resort town of Calistoga.

1861 Napa starts wining

German settler Charles Krug founds Napa County’s first commercial winery, in St. Helena.



MO M E N T S IN W I NE C OU N T RY HIST ORY 1871 The First Crisis

The root louse Phylloxera threatens to destroy the wine industry. Farmers fight back by using hardier rootstocks.

1905 A Writer at Work

Author Jack London, already famous for such works as The Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf, establishes his Beauty Ranch in Glen Ellen.

1920 America goes dry

Chateau Montelena Winery, Calistoga

The passage of the Volstead Act establishes Prohibition. Commercial wineries suffer, but grape growers survive by selling to home winemakers around the country.


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The interdisciplinary nature of wine growing has also enhanced the cultural vitality of the region. The industry relies on science, intuition, aesthetics, and business sense—as well as a dash of luck. The result is a creative, open-minded community. Wineries host musical and theatrical performances, and many are home to art galleries. Likewise, countless artists have found inspiration in the land. Fine dining, from alfresco luncheons to Michelin-starred restaurants, has burgeoned, upping the demand for locally

grown produce, meats, seafood, and dairy products. Agricultural land that’s not utilized for grapes is used to grow organic produce or feed free-range livestock. Recreation buffs enjoy a natural playground in the varied landscape. Parks and open spaces stretch from inland valleys across mountains and through forests to the Pacific’s coastal bluffs. The region’s natural mineral springs have inspired spas that rival Europe’s finest. The region is also an ethnic melting pot. Immigrants make up a large portion of the population, and visitors from around the globe give Wine Country a cosmopolitan sensibility rarely found in such a rural setting. Despite Wine Country’s emergence as a travel destination—millions of visitors arrive each year—it hasn’t lost its charm. It is still a land of small towns, quirky characters, and hidden treasures that will enchant connoisseurs the world over.

A nation Celebrates

Prohibition is repealed, but the damage to the California wine industry is slow to heal.

1966 The renaissance

Robert Mondavi opens his winery, spurring the resurgence of commercial winemaking in Wine Country.

1976 French Toast

California wines gain international fame when two of them win the top prize in a French wine competition.

Today wine for the world

Napa and Sonoma counties are home to more than 500 wineries. World-class wines, delicious food, beautiful scenery, and a vibrant culture attract millions of visitors from around the world.

Arts & entertainment LISTINGS

Performing Arts/ Nightlife Blue Note Napa 1030 Main St., Napa (707) 880-2300, This world-famous jazz and supper club took over the historic Napa Valley Opera House space. The club hosts near daily shows by national and international artists, plus Bay Area and regional favorites.

Chamber Music in Napa Valley

Silo’s 530 Main St., Napa (707) 251-5833, The entertainment venue features live music along with small plates, cocktails, and an assortment of beers.

Uptown Theatre Napa

Festival Napa Valley

The White Barn

Locations vary (707) 346-5052, This annual summer festival features celebrated musicians, five-star cuisine, dance performances, and wine from Napa’s top vintners.

2727 Sulphur Springs Ave., St. Helena (707) 987-8225, (707) 251-8715, This converted carriage house hosts musical performances and a biennial film festival, with all of the proceeds going to charity.

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Lucky Penny Productions 1758 Industrial Way, Ste. 208, Napa (707) 266-6305, This troupe performs plays and singalongs at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center.

Music in the Vineyards Locations vary (707) 258-5559, This chamber music festival is held each August, with free wine tastings during intermission and breathtaking views of Napa Valley.

Napa Valley Conservatory Theater 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy., Napa (707) 256-7500, Napa Valley College students produce familyfriendly plays and musicals as well as the annual Shakespeare Napa Valley.

Napa Valley Film Festival Locations vary (707) 226-7500, Each November, this regional festival highlights feature films, shorts, animation, and documentaries paired with fine food and wine.

Napa Valley Jazz Society Locations vary (707) 224-5299, This group makes jazz widely accessible with an array of performances.

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2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy., Napa (707) 256-7503, The repertory theater offers year-round theater productions of Shakespearean plays.

(at First United Methodist Church) 625 Randolph St., Napa (707) 226-2190, These internationally known musicians perform numerous shows each year.

1711 Main St., Napa (707) 255-5445, Housed in a 100-year-old stone winery, the conservatory presents films, operas, and concerts.


Shakespeare Napa Valley

1350 Third St., Napa (707) 259-0123, This theater hot spot presents comedy performances and concerts.

Attractions Cornerstone Sonoma 23570 Arnold Dr., Sonoma (707) 933-3010, Enjoy changing garden installations, plus a restaurant, shops, galleries, and wine tasting. Gardens: daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Shops: daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Safari West 3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa (707) 579-2551, Take a tour and see this wildlife preserve’s 900-plus creatures on more than 400 acres of land that resembles their natural habitat. Visits by appointment.

Shed 25 North St., Healdsburg (707) 431-7433, This market, café, and community gathering space hosts workshops and sells wares and specially prepared foods. Wed.–Mon. 8 a.m.–9 p.m.

Sonoma Raceway 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma (707) 938-8448, Expect Indy, pro motorcycle, and pro drag races. Also the home of the Simraceway Performance Driving Center (

Sonoma TrainTown Railroad 20264 Broadway, Sonoma (707) 938-3912, Ride in a train around a 10-acre park. Kids love the carousel, Ferris wheel, and petting zoo. Summer: daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m., fall and winter: Fri.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Uptown Theatre, Napa

Arts & entertainment LISTINGS

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, Napa Valley

Wine Country With Kids Try a few of these all-ages adventures in Sonoma and Napa counties.

The creator of the beloved Peanuts comic strip spent decades in Santa Rosa drawing his now-classic characters. At his namesake museum, there are up to 100 original Peanuts comic strips on display at any one time, a theater that plays Peanuts animated specials, and outdoor gardens that include a Snoopy Labyrinth. 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa (707) 579-4452,

Epicenter Sports and Entertainment This massive complex packs in the fun. With its high-energy mix of a trampoline park, laser tag arena, bowling alley, and arcade for the smaller set, and athletic


areas and a sports bar with dozens of screens for the grown-ups, Epicenter has something, well, epic for everyone. 3215 Coffey Ln., Santa Rosa

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Sure, taking little ones wine tasting might seem strange, but the grounds at the noted director’s winery include two familyfriendly pools (open seasonally), bocce ball courts, and an on-site movie gallery with memorabilia from classic Coppola films such as The Godfather. 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville (707) 857-1400,

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Jelly belly factory Venture a little ways outside of Napa and Sonoma for a free tour at this sweet site— plus free samples! 1 Jelly Belly Ln., Fairfield (800) 953-5592,

Sonoma TrainTown Set in an estate garden, printing magnate Stanley L. Frank’s 60-year-old amusement park is perfect for young train enthusiasts. The quarter-scale railroad on four miles of track provides a scenic ride and transportation to a miniature town and petting zoo. For more adventurous kids, there are several mini roller coasters as well. 20264 Broadway, Sonoma (707) 938-3912,

Hidden Gems While massive attractions like Safari West—a 400-acre preserve in Santa Rosa with nearly 1,000 animals from over 90 unique species—are not-to-be missed experiences, Wine Country has plenty of small pleasures the whole family will enjoy. Get a taste of California’s rural heritage and witness the grinding of grain at Napa Valley’s Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park (visitors can purchase a bag of cornmeal or other mill products to take home), or tour General Vallejo’s home in Sonoma. For less history and more horizon, hit the Napa Valley Bike Trail; a new six-mile stretch from Napa to Yountville was unveiled in 2016.

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Horseback Riding


Triple Creek Horse Outfit

Johnson’s Beach

2400 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen (707) 887-8700,,

16215 and 16217 First St., Guerneville (707) 869-2022,


Morton’s Warm Springs Resort

Burke’s Canoe Trips (on the Russian River) 8600 River Rd., Forestville (707) 887-1222,

Soar Inflatables 20 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-5599,

1651 Warm Springs Rd., Glen Ellen (707) 833-5511,

Zipline Sonoma Canopy Tours 6250 Bohemian Highway, Occidental (888) 494-7868,

Rock Climbing Vertex Climbing Center 3358 Coffey Ln., Ste. A, Santa Rosa (707) 573-1608,

Scuba Diving Sonoma Coast Divers 5702 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park (707) 586-0272,

Lake Berryessa, Napa

parks and recreation Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve/Austin Creek State Recreation Area 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville (707) 869-2015, The reserve is home to the 1,400-year-old Colonel Armstrong Tree, and the recreation area is great for horseback riding during the summer. Daily 8 a.m.–one hour after sunset.

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park 3801 St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga (707) 942-4575, This secluded park offers hiking, riding, campsites, picnic facilities, and a pool. Trails connect to the nearby Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park. Daily 8 a.m.–sunset.

Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach


13839 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg (707) 433-1625, This family-friendly beach on the Russian River is perfect for seasonal swimming and picnics. Daily 7 a.m.–30 minutes before sunset.

Lake Berryessa

Russian River

(Pleasure Cove Marina) 6100 Hwy. 128, Napa (707) 966-9600, One of the largest manufactured lakes in California, it’s home to bass, trout, bluegill, and catfish. Popular for water sports and camping. Hours vary.

(707) 869-9000, This river runs southwest and is popular with canoers, kayakers, and anglers.

Lake Sonoma Marina 100 Marina Dr., Geyserville (707) 433-2200, Enjoy swimming and water sports at the lake, which has boat-in campsites and a campground. Hours vary.

Napa River Ecological Reserve Yountville Cross Rd., Napa (707) 944-5500, Bird-watch, take a walk, or just relax or fish by the bluegill-filled stream. Daily sunrise–sunset.

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park Lake County Hwy., Calistoga (707) 942-4575, On the five-mile trail to the summit of Mount St. Helena, look for the marker identifying the site of the cabin where Stevenson spent his honeymoon in 1880. Daily sunrise–sunset.

Skyline Wilderness Park 2201 Imola Ave., Napa (707) 252-0481, This park offers hiking, biking, equestrian trails, and an RV park. Hours vary.

Sonoma Coast State Park

Spring lake regional park 393 Violetti Rd., Santa Rosa (707) 539-8092, This park is great for picnicking, boating, swimming, and fishing. Trails lead to adjacent Annadel State Park and Howarth Park. Daily 7 a.m.–sunset.

sugarloaf ridge state park

Hwy. 1, Jenner (707) 875-3483, This beach stretches 17 miles along the coastline and offers fishing, camping, and trails. No swimming. Hours vary.

2605 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood (707) 833-5712, Sonoma Creek runs through this scenic 3,900-acre park, which has 25 miles of trails. Daily 6 a.m.–10 p.m.

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Trione-AnnAdel State Park

13630 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen (707) 539-8092, Park amenities include picnic areas, a dog park, a bike trail, and hiking and equestrian trails through oak-dense terrain. Daily 8 a.m.–sunset.

6201 Channel Dr., Santa Rosa (707) 539-3911, This park has more than 40 miles of trails for hikers, bikers, equestrians, and joggers. Lake Ilsanjo is popular with anglers. Daily 8 a.m.–sunset.






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The Garden Spa, Sonoma

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The natural splendor and relaxed atmosphere of Wine Country make it an ideal getaway for those seeking wellness of body, mind, and soul. Local spas incorporate the area’s bounty in everything from vinotherapy (using grape extracts to reduce stress) to seasonal aroma oils, while the natural hot springs in Calistoga are renowned for their therapeutic properties. “We are seeing that people want vacations that are health-conscious,” says Michael Conte, director of spa and wellness at Meadowood Resort. “Here, it’s all about enjoying family, friends, and good food and wine while taking care of yourself.”


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Napa County Auberge Spa (at Auberge du Soleil) 180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford (707) 963-1211, Treat yourself to the Himalayan massage or one of the spa’s signature grapeseed treatments. Guests only.

Auberge Spa (at Calistoga Ranch) 580 Lommel Rd., Calistoga (707) 254-2800, Luxuriate in the Calistoga Cure treatment. Guests only.

Bardessono Hotel and Spa 6526 Yount St., Yountville (707) 204-6050, Get your treatment at the spa or in your room.

Baths at Roman Spa (at Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort) 1300 Washington St., Calistoga (707) 942-2122, Try the mud-water massage.

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs 1006 Washington St., Calistoga (707) 942-6269, Take a soak in the bathhouse or mineral pools.

Spa AcQua

Spa Villagio

1030 Main St., St. Helena (707) 967-8800, Experience Éminence Organic Skin Care treatments.

(at Hotel Yountville) 6462 Washington St., Yountville (707) 967-7940, Indulge in couples’ spa suites with double hydrotherapy tubs and fireplaces.

6481 Washington St., Yountville (707) 948-5050, Holistic body treatments and cleanses create a unique experience.

Indian Springs 1712 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga (707) 942-4913, Mud baths with pure volcanic ash and mineral baths are specialties.

The Meadowood Spa 900 Meadowood Ln., St. Helena (707) 967-1275, Meadowood’s renovated spa offers private suites for individual or couples’ treatments.

Milliken Creek Inn and Spa 1815 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 255-1197, The grapeseed body polish detoxifies and rejuvenates.

Mount View Hotel and Spa 1457 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga (707) 942-6877, Enjoy an array of treatments, from massages to facials and wraps.

North Block Spa

4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa (707) 299-4850, The body treatment with honey is a favorite.

(at the North Block Hotel) 6757 Washington St., Yountville (707) 944-8080, Try the Un-Corked, a signature exfoliation treatment performed with freshly ground grape seeds.

Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort

The Painted Lady Tanning and Spa

Carneros Resort and Spa

1507 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga (707) 942-4102, Enjoy mineral pools, blanket wraps, massages, and mud baths.

GC Day Spa 1027 McKinstry St., Napa (707) 226-7980, Expect restorative and luxurious spa and skin-treatment therapies.

Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa and Resort c o u r t e s y o f b e n c h m a r k h o s p i ta l i t y i n t e r n at i o n a l

Health Spa Napa Valley

1713 Lake St., Calistoga (707) 942-8000, Try a mud bath for couples, a massage, or an herbal facial.

Greenhaus Day Spa 1300 Pearl St., Napa (707) 257-8837, Relax with a custom facial, body wrap, or deep-tissue massage.

The Spa at EuroSpa and Inn 1202 Pine St., Calistoga (707) 942-4056, Get a massage or body wrap at this charming spa.

Spa Gaia (at DoubleTree by Hilton) 3600 Broadway St., American Canyon (707) 674-0168, This environmentally sustainable spa offers eco-friendly treatments.

Spa Solage

Sonoma County Gaige House 13540 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen (707) 935-0237, Get a hot-stone or Swedish massage in a private cabana.

The Garden Spa (at MacArthur Place) 29 E. MacArthur St., Sonoma (707) 933-3193, Treatments here are based on fruits, flowers, and herbs.

755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga (855) 790-6023, Try the signature Mudslide and other treatments.

The Inn at the Tides

Spa Terra

Kenwood Inn and Spa

(at The Meritage Resort and Spa) 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa (707) 251-3000, This underground spa offers body treatments, massages, and facials.

10400 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood (707) 833-1293, Topical treatments at this spa include renewing scrubs and therapeutic soaks.

800 Hwy. 1, Bodega Bay (707) 875-2751, Relax in the pool, whirlpool spa, and sauna.

1643 Jefferson St., Napa (707) 251-5633, Pamper yourself with a spray tan, red light therapy, or a massage.

Preserve Spa (at the Marriott Napa Valley) 3425 Solano Ave., Napa (707) 254-3330, Relish treatments that nurture the mind, body, and spirit.

Pure Skin Spa 1401 Lincoln Ave., Napa (707) 738-9511, Relieve stress with a relaxation facial or warmoil scalp treatment.

Silverado Resort and Spa 1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa (707) 257-0200, For full-body relaxation, try the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi rhythmic massage.

Bardessono Hotel and Spa, Yountville




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St. Helena Archetype 1429 Main St., St. Helena (707) 968-9200, Simple, rustic fare. $$$$

Brasswood Bar and Kitchen 3111 St. Helena Hwy. N., St. Helena (707) 302-5101, Farm-to-table comfort food in an elegant space. $$$$

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen 1327 Railroad Ave., St. Helena (707) 963-1200, Supper club–style restaurant with flair. $$$

Cook St. Helena 1310 Main St., St. Helena (707) 963-7088, Italian-inspired dishes. $$$

Cook Tavern and Pizzeria 1304 Main St., St. Helena (707) 963-8082, Seasonal American and Italian dishes. $$$

Farmstead at Long Meadow ranch 738 Main St., St. Helena (707) 963-4555, Seasonal, ingredient-driven American farmhouse cooking. $$$

Goose and Gander 1245 Spring St., St. Helena (707) 967-8779, A pub with hearty entrées. $$$$

The Grill at Meadowood 900 Meadowood Ln., St. Helena (707) 968-3144, Garden-picked cuisine. $$$

Harvest Table 1 Main St., St. Helena (707) 967-4695, Another knockout from chef Charlie Palmer. $$$

Market 1347 Main St., St. Helena (707) 963-3799, American dishes, such as fried chicken and lobster rolls. $$$

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Pizzeria Tra Vigne 1016 Main St., St. Helena (707) 967-9999, Salad, pizza, and wine. $$

St. Helena Bistro 1146 Main St., St. Helena (707) 963-3371, Fresh American fare. $$

Terra 1345 Railroad Ave., St. Helena (707) 963-8931, Terra features creative dishes, while Bar Terra offers seasonal drinks. $$$$

Two Birds/One Stone 3020 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena (707) 302-3777, Japanese-inspired skewered grilled meats and vegetables. $$–$$$

Villa Corona 1138 Main St., St. Helena (707) 963-7812, Burritos and enchiladas. $

Yountville 6476 Washington St., Yountville (707) 944-2487, Thomas Keller’s casual dining venue, serving upscale comfort food. $$$$

Bistro Jeanty 6510 Washington St., Yountville (707) 944-0103, An authentic French bistro. $$$$

Bottega 6525 Washington St., Yountville (707) 945-1050, Michael Chiarello’s project at V Marketplace. $$$–$$$$

Bouchon 6534 Washington St., Yountville (707) 944-8037, French bistro food, including a raw seafood bar. $$$$

Wine Country is known for its variety of agricultural products, and farmers markets are the perfect place for the public to access this delicious food. Many towns hold markets weekly during the summer months; some have markets year-round. Call for more information. Calistoga

Santa Rosa

Sharpsteen Museum Plaza Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.–noon (707) 812-2640,

Courthouse Square Wednesdays, 5–8:30 p.m. (May–Aug.) (707) 524-2123, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (707) 522-8629,


7377 St. Helena Hwy., Yountville (707) 944-2749, Seasonal selections of farm-fresh cuisine. $$$$



Brix Restaurant and gardens

6770 Washington St., Yountville (707) 945-1000, A cozy enclave housed in an iconic Yountville building. $$

195 Gasser Dr. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (April–Nov.) Saturdays, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (April–Nov.) (707) 501-3087,

The French Laundry


587 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena (707) 967-0550, Wood-fired grill and rotisserie. $$$$

The Restaurant at Meadowood

Gather Café by Stewart Cellars

900 Meadowood Ln., St. Helena (707) 967-1205, Seasonal menu. $$$$


West Plaza Parking Lot Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.–noon (May–Nov.) Cerri/Purity Lot Wednesdays, 4–7 p.m. (June–Oct.) (707) 824-8717, (707) 529-4884,

6640 Washington St., Yountville (707) 944-2380, Chef Thomas Keller’s award-winning French cuisine, served in a rustic stone cottage. $$$$


Calistoga Farmers Market, Calistoga

Ad Hoc and Addendum

6752 Washington St., Yountville (707) 963-9160, A fast-casual eatery. $

Lucchesi Park Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Theatre District Wednesdays, 4:30–8 p.m. (June–Aug.) Walnut Park Saturdays, 2–5:30 p.m. (May–Nov.) (415) 999-5635,

Sebastopol Sebastopol Plaza Sundays, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (707) 522-9305,

Sonoma Arnold Field Parking Lot Fridays, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (707) 538-7023,

St. Helena Crane Park Fridays, 7:30 a.m.–noon (May–Oct.) (707) 486-2662,

Windsor 701 McClelland Dr. at Market Street Thursdays, 5–8 p.m. (June–Aug.); Sundays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (April–Dec.) (707) 838-5947,




Healdsburg Bar and Grill

The Parish Cafe

Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar

Lolita’s Market

245 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-3333, Casual American eats. $$

60 Mill St., Ste. A, Healdsburg (707) 431-8474, Cajun specialties. $$



403 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-9191, Small plates. $$

451 Lakeville St., Petaluma (707) 766-8929 A down-home spot that offers delicious tacos. $

304 Center St., Healdsburg (707) 473-8440, A barbecue joint with an inventive menu. $$$

335 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 395-0318, Creative Asian-fusion dishes. $$$


Water Street Bistro

Madrona Manor

301 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 922-5233, Wood-oven pizzas. $$

1001 Westside Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-4231, A fine-dining restaurant. $$$$

Mateo’s Cocina Latina 214 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-1520, Traditional Yucatán recipes. $$$$

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Noble Folk Ice Cream and Pie Bar


Scopa 109-A Plaza St., Healdsburg (707) 433-5282, Italian-influenced cuisine. $$$


116 Matheson St., Healdsburg (707) 395-4426, Ice cream and pies. $

219 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-7222, Contemporary American flavors prepared with local produce. $$$$

Oakville Grocery


124 Matheson St., Healdsburg (707) 433-3200, Prepared salads, pizza, and artisan sandwiches. $$

344 Center St., Healdsburg (707) 473-0946, Local cuisine. $$$$

Hazel 3782 Bohemian Hwy., Occidental (707) 874-6003, A family-owned Mediterranean restaurant. $$$

Petaluma Central Market 42 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma (707) 778-9900, Dining spot focused on hospitality and farm-to-fork fare. $$$$

Dempsey’s Restaurant and Brewery 50 E. Washington St., Petaluma (707) 765-9694, Food that pairs well with handcrafted brews. $$

100 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma (707) 763-9563, A French-inspired café. $

Rohnert Park Amy’s Drive Thru 58 Golf Course Dr. W., Rohnert Park (707) 755-3629, Locally sourced fast food.

Santa Rosa Bird and the Bottle 1055 Fourth St., Santa Rosa (707) 568-4000, American-, Asian-, and Jewish-style small plates. $$

Brasserie Restaurant 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa (707) 636-7388, French country cuisine showcasing seafood. $$

Santé Restaurant, Sonoma



The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena

e p i c u r e a n a dv e n t u r e s Eat, drink, and cook your way through wine country

C o u r t e s y o f S t. H e l e n a C h a m b e r o f C o m m e r c e

Wine Country is the ultimate destination for passionate foodies. The following organizations can help you cook up the ideal culinary adventures, where you can eat fabulous meals, meet renowned winemakers, walk through fields of organic fruits and vegetables, and sharpen your cooking skills before returning to your kitchen inspired. Cakebread Cellars

Cooking with Julie

8300 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford (800) 588-0298, Culinary Director Brian Streeter has been teaching for more than 20 years at this winery, where classes emphasize seasonal food paired with Cakebread wines.

(707) 227-5036, Learn to cook authentic Wine Country–style meals with ingredients from local family farms.

Camp Napa Culinary (707) 252-9773, Chef Hugh Carpenter’s packages include cooking classes, fine dining, and trips to sites of culinary interest.

Chef John Ash culinary classes Renowned chef John Ash offers cooking classes at Relish, the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, and various shops and wineries.

The culinary Institute of america at copia

Food and Wine Trails Epicurean tours 141 Stony Circle, Ste. 260, Santa Rosa (800) 367-5348, Culinary tours around Sonoma and Napa.

Gourmet Retreats

500 First St., Napa (707) 967-2500, The Copia branch of the CIA program specializes in hands-on classes and interactive demonstrations for food and wine lovers.

1316 South Oak St., Calistoga (707) 942-0615, Enjoy cooking classes and culinary learning vacations based out of CasaLuna in Calistoga.

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

1088 College Ave., St. Helena (707) 967-2900, This school at Napa Valley College offers certificate programs for chefs, along with classes and events for food enthusiasts.

2555 Main St., St. Helena (707) 967-1100, The CIA at Greystone offers professional training in the food, wine, and hospitality fields, and courses and lectures for the amateur chef.

Napa Valley Cooking School

Ramekins 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma (707) 933-0450, Centrally located near downtown Sonoma, Ramekins offers a smorgasbord of classes and lectures that cater to the home chef.

Relish Culinary Adventures 14 Matheson St., Healdsburg (707) 431-9999, Unique Wine Country cooking classes and other culinary events at the Relish Culinary Center, as well as private homes, vineyards, wineries, and farms around Sonoma County.

Silverado Cooking School 1552 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 927-3591, Hands-on and demonstration cooking classes with fresh ingredients from chef Malcolm de Sieyes’ own Stone Tree Farm. Private and group classes are also available.




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Rombauer Vineyards, St. Helena

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“Our beautiful landscape is full of amazing possibilities,” says national wine writer and sommelier Chris Sawyer. “The grapes we grow are as diverse as those found anywhere in the world, and there are extraordinary wines for everyone’s palate. When it comes to wine, we consistently overdeliver—and we are proud to do so.” And with so many world-class wineries here, there are a multitude of experiences to choose from. Wine tastings are a classic activity, but epicureans can also learn about food and wine pairings, wine blending, and oenology.


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Cain Vineyard and Winery

Charbay Winery and Distillery

Clos Du Val

Cru @ The Annex

3800 Langtry Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-1616,

4001 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-9327,

5330 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 261-5212,

1046 McKinstry St., Napa (707) 927-2409,

Cakebread Cellars

Charles Krug Winery

Clos Pegase Winery

Cuvaison Estate Wines

8300 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford (800) 588-0298,

2800 Main St., St. Helena (707) 967-2229,

1060 Dunaweal Ln., Calistoga (707) 942-4981,

1221 Duhig Rd., Napa (707) 942-2455,


Château Boswell Winery

Conn Creek Winery


7600 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville (707) 948-2643,

3468 Silverado Trail, St. Helena (707) 963-5472,

8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena (707) 963-9100,

4240 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 257-2345,

Casa Nuestra

Chateau Montelena Winery 1429 Tubbs Ln., Calistoga (707) 942-5105,

Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyard

David Arthur Vineyards

3451 Silverado Trail N., St. Helena (707) 963-5783,

Castello di Amorosa

Chiarello Family Vineyards Tasting Salon

Caymus Vineyards 8700 Conn Creek Rd., Rutherford (707) 967-3010,

Ceja Vineyards Tasting Room 22989 Burndale Rd., Sonoma (707) 931-6978,

Chappellet Winery

Corison Winery

6525 Washington St., Ste. A-2, Yountville (707) 220-8307,

987 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena (707) 963-0826,

Chimney Rock Winery

Cornerstone Cellars

5350 Silverado Trail, Napa (866) 279-4637,

6505 Washington St., Ste. 5, Yountville (707) 945-0388,

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Cosentino Winery

1473 Yountville Cross Rd., Yountville (707) 944-8642,

7415 St. Helena Hwy., Napa (707) 921-2809,

1581 Sage Canyon Rd., St. Helena (707) 286-4219,

210 Long Ranch Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-5190,

Davies Vineyards 1210 Grayson Ave., St. Helena (707) 963-5555,

Davis Estates 4060 Silverado Trail, Calistoga (707) 942-0700,

Del Dotto Vineyards 1055 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa (707) 963-2134; 1445 St. Helena Hwy. S., St. Helena (707) 963-2134

Pine Ridge Vineyards, Napa


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Clark Miller

4045 St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga (707) 967-6272,

2121 Diamond Mountain Rd., Calistoga (707) 942-0707,

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Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg

The key to hoppiness While Napa and Sonoma are known for their wine, craft beer and spirits producers have carved out their own niche. In Santa Rosa—which has been named the “Microbrew Capital of the U.S.”—new breweries are opening almost every month, and veteran producers like Russian River Brewing Company continue to innovate. And in Napa, artisanal breweries of all shapes and sizes are winning awards and gaining devoted fan bases of their own. It’s increasingly clear that Wine Country has plenty of opportunities to taste beyond the vine.

Bear Republic Brewing Co. 110 Sandholm Ln., Cloverdale (707) 894-2722; 345 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-2337; 5000 Roberts Lake Rd., Rohnert Park (707) 585-2722

Cooperage Brewing Co. 981 Airway Ct., Ste. G, Santa Rosa (707) 293-9787,

Downtown Joe’s Brewery and Restaurant

Fieldwork Brewing Co.

Napa Valley Brewing Co.

(at Oxbow Public Market) 610 First St., Napa (707) 266-1582,

(at Calistoga Inn) 1250 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga (707) 942-4101,

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Russian River Brewing Co.

1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma (707) 778-8776,

725 Fourth St., Santa Rosa (707) 545-2337,

Mad Fritz

Stumptown Brewery

(by appointment) 393 La Fata, St. Helena (707) 968-5058,

15045 River Rd., Guerneville (707) 869-0705,

Moonlight Brewing Co.

101 S. Coombs St., Napa (707) 681-5774,

3350 Coffey Ln., Santa Rosa (707) 528-2537,

902 Main St., Napa (707) 258-2337,


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Tannery Bend Beerworks

Woodfour Brewing Co. 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol (707) 823-3144,

Cider Ace Cider Pub 2064 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol (707) 829-1101,

Sonoma Cider 44 Mill St., Ste. F, Healdsburg (707) 723-7018,

Distilleries Napa Valley Distillery 2485 Stockton St., Napa (707) 265-6272,

Spirit Works (at the Barlow) 6770 McKinley St., Ste. 100, Sebastopol (707) 824-5600,

courtesy of Bear republic brewing co.



Mark Herold Wines

Olabisi Wines

710 First St., Napa (707) 256-3111,

1226 Washington St., Calistoga (707) 942-4472,

Marston Family Vineyard

Opus One

3600 White Sulphur Springs Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-8490,

7900 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville (707) 944-9442,

Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room

Orin Swift Tasting Room

714 First St., Napa (707) 255-0658,

O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery

McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards and Winery

1150 Friesen Dr., Angwin (707) 965-2898,

2530 Las Amigas Rd., Napa (707) 252-0168,

Palmaz Vineyards

Merryvale Vineyards 1000 Main St., St. Helena (707) 963-7777,

Miner Family Winery 7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville (800) 366-9463,

Monticello Vineyards 4242 Big Ranch Rd., Napa (707) 253-2802,

Morlet Family Vineyards 2825 St. Helena Hwy. N., St. Helena (707) 967-8690,

Moss Creek Winery 6015 Steele Canyon Rd., Napa (707) 252-1295,

Mount Veeder Winery (at Franciscan Estate) 1178 Galleron Rd., St. Helena (707) 967-3993,

Mumm Napa 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford (707) 967-7700,

Napa Cellars 7481 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville (800) 535-6400,

Newton Vineyard 2555 Madrona Ave., St. Helena (707) 204-7423,

Nichelini Family Winery 2950 Sage Canyon Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-0717,

Nickel and Nickel c o u r t e s y o f B u e n a V i s ta W i n e r y

1325 Main St., St. Helena (707) 967-9179,

8164 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville (707) 967-9600,

Oakville Ranch Winery 7781 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 944-9665,

Odette Estate 5998 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 224-7533,

4029 Hagen Rd., Napa (707) 226-5587,

Paoletti Estates Winery 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga (707) 942-0689,

Paradigm Winery 1277 Dwyer Rd., Oakville (707) 944-1683,

Paraduxx 7257 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 945-0890,

Buena Vista Winery, Sonoma

Peju Province Winery 8466 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford (800) 446-7358,

Peter Franus Wine Company (at Laird Family Estate) 5055 Solano Ave., Napa (707) 945-0542,

blending in Don’t miss these special custom blending experiences, where you can become a winemaker for a day.

Phifer Pavitt Wine 4660 Silverado Trail, Calistoga (707) 942-4787,

Philip Togni Vineyard 3780 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-3731,

Pine Ridge Vineyards 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa (800) 575-9777,

PlumpJack Winery 620 Oakville Cross Rd., Oakville (707) 945-1220,

Pope Valley Winery 6613 Pope Valley Rd., Pope Valley (707) 965-1246,

Prager Winery and Port Works 1281 Lewelling Ln., St. Helena (707) 963-7678,

Pride Mountain Vineyards 4026 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-4949,

Buena Vista Winery

Judd’s Hill

If you’ve ever imagined being a winemaker in the late 1800s, consider the Be the Count blending experience, during which visitors create an eclectic blend in the underground Cave of Curiosity. 18000 Old Winery Rd., Sonoma (800) 926-1266,

Create a perfect Bordeaux-style blend from four barrel samples after a personal tasting, education, and blending session with Judd’s Hill’s Bottle Blending Day Camp. 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 255-2332,

Conn Creek Winery

Ravenswood Winery

The Conn Creek Barrel Blending Experience teaches visitors to recognize the characteristics of Napa Cab-growing areas, then measure and mix a Bordeaux blend using laboratory beakers and pipettes. 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena (707) 968-2669,

Called Blend Your Own Unwimpy Wine, the class echoes Ravenswood’s longtime commitment to bold reds, with blending juice sourced from top vineyards and an explanation of the chemistry of winemaking. 18701 Gehricke Rd., Sonoma (707) 933-2349,

Franciscan Estate Explore blending and learn about the creation of Franciscan Estate’s proprietary blend Magnificat with Master Magnificat, Napa Valley’s classic Bordeaux winemaking experience. 1178 Galleron Rd. at Hwy. 29, St. Helena (707) 967-3993,



Courtesy of Foley Johnson Winery


Foley Johnson Winery, Rutherford




Seavey Vineyard

Sterling Vineyards

1310 Conn Valley Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-8339,

1111 Dunaweal Ln., Calistoga (800) 726-6136,

Sequoia Grove Winery

Stonehedge Winery Tasting Room

Seven Stones Winery 840 Meadowood Ln., St. Helena (707) 963-0993,

Shafer Vineyards 6154 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 944-2877,

wine collectives

Sherwin Family Vineyards 4060 Spring Mtn. Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-1154,

Silverado Vineyards

Wine collectives and cooperatives are run by groups of small wineries, offering boutique winemakers the opportunity to share their wines with the public. Cornerstone Sonoma

Silenus Winery

23570 Arnold Dr., Sonoma (707) 933-3010, Keating Wines, Meadowcraft Wines, Poseidon Vineyard and Obsidian Ridge, Prohibition Spirits Distillery Experience

5225 Solano Ave., Napa (707) 299-3930, Gentleman Farmer, Ideology Cellars, Jana Winery, Idell Family Vineyards, Le Chanceux, Noria Wines, Scott Harvey Winery, Silenus Winery, Thorn Hill Vineyards

Family Wineries Dry Creek Cooperative Tasting Room 4791 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-0100, Collier Falls, Dashe Cellars, Lago di Merlo Vineyards and Winery, Mietz Cellars, Philip Staley Vineyards and Winery

Locals 21023 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville (707) 857-4900, Arbios Cellars, Bedarra Vineyards, DenierHandal Wines, Eric Ross Winery, KitFox Vineyards, Munselle Vineyards, Parmeson Wines, Pendleton Estate Vineyards and Winery, Peterson Winery, Praxis Cellars, William Gordon Winery

Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley 6711 Washington St., Yountville (707) 944-0889, Blackbird Vineyards, Casa Piena, Chamboule Winery, Coup de Foudre, Entre Nous Wines, Fisher Vineyards, Husic Vineyards, Juslyn Vineyards, Keplinger Wines, Lail Vineyards, Lamborn Family Vineyards, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, Pahlmeyer, Palazzo Wines, Pedras Wine Company, PharaohMoans Wine, R.A. Harrison Family Cellars, Renteria Wines, Rivera Vineyards, Skipstone, The Mascot, Tor Wines, Tuck Beckstoffer Wines, Uvaggio


The Tasting Room at Napa Wine Company 7830–40 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville (800) 848-9630, Acre, Apriori Cellar, Blackbird Vineyards, Dylan’s Ghost, Elizabeth Rose, Eponymous, Erba, Ghost Block, Hoopes Vineyard, Jelly Jar, Johndrow Vineyards, Kelly Family Vineyards, Levendi, Liparita, Michael Pozzan, Mirror Napa Valley, Nova Wines, Oakville East, Oakville Winery, Ottimino, Pavi Wines, Red Mare, Sailor’s Grave, Switzer Family Vineyards, Vinum, Volker Eisele Family Estate, Voss Vineyards, William Knuttel

Timber Crest Farms 4791 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg Amphora Winery, Kokomo Winery, Papapietro Perry Winery, Peterson Winery

Vintner’s Collective Napa Valley 1245 Main St., Napa (707) 255-7150, Ancien Wines, Azur Wines, Buoncristiani, Clark-Claudon Vineyards, D Cubed Cellars, Decades 5, Ellman Family Vineyards, Five Sons, Flanagan Wines, Gemella Wines, Hertelendy Napa Valley, Lagniappe Peak, Las Bonitas, Longfellow, Mi Sueño Winery, On Q, Parallel Wines, Patel Napa Valley, Richard Perry, Roy Estate, Shadowbox, Teala, Tournesol, Treasure Wines Vinoce

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6121 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 257-1770,

Silver Oak Cellars 915 Oakville Cross Rd., Oakville (707) 942-7022,

Sky Vineyards Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery 4022 Spring Mtn. Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-2283,

Somerston Estate 3450 Sage Canyon Rd., St. Helena (707) 967-8414,

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and winery 1902 Madrona Ave., St. Helena (707) 963-0134,

Spring Mountain Vineyard 2805 Spring Mtn. Rd., St. Helena (707) 967-4188,

Staglin Family Vineyard 1570 Bella Oaks Ln., Rutherford (707) 963-3994,

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 257-5790,

Stags’ Leap Winery 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 257-5790,

Starmont Winery and Vineyards 1451 Stanly Ln., Napa (707) 252-8001,

St. Clement Vineyards (707) 257-5783,

1004 Clinton St., Napa (707) 257-1068 ext. 302,

Stony Hill Vineyard (707) 963-2636,

Storybook Mountain Vineyards 3835 Hwy. 128, Calistoga (707) 942-5310,

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery 8440 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford (707) 963-4507,

Sullivan Vineyards 1090 Galleron Rd., St. Helena (707) 963-9646,

Summers Estate Wines 1171 Tubbs Ln., Calistoga (707) 942-5508,

Summit Lake Vineyards and Winery 2000 Summit Lake Dr., Angwin (707) 965-2488,

Sutter Home Family Vineyards 277 St. Helena Hwy. S., St. Helena (707) 302-3296,

Swanson Vineyards 1271 Manley Ln., Rutherford (707) 754-4018,

Tamber Bey Vineyards 1251 Tubbs Ln., Calistoga (707) 942-2100,

Tedeschi Family Winery 2779 Grant St., Calistoga (707) 501-0668,

The Terraces 1450 Silverado Trail S., Rutherford (707) 963-1707,

Terra Valentine St. Helena (707) 967-8340, com

Trahan winery 974 Franklin St., Napa (707) 257-7477,

Trefethen Family Vineyards 1160 Oak Knoll Ave., Napa (866) 895-7696,

Tres Sabores Winery 1620 S. Whitehall Ln., St. Helena (707) 967-8027,


8338 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford (707) 944-2945,

WHAT IS AN AVA? American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) are regions whose climate and soil create unique growing conditions. Grapes from a particular AVA have distinct characteristics—flavors, acidity, textures. Most winemakers blend grapes from various AVAs to maximize these characteristics. If an AVA is named on a label (just beneath the wine’s name or grape variety), at least 85 percent of the wine’s grapes come from that AVA. See maps (page 94) for the location of each AVA.

NAPA county

American Viticultural Areas Atlas Peak The mountainous terrain here is cooler year-round than the valley floor, and the volcanic soil, which often requires irrigation, yields higher-acidity Cabernet Sauvignons and Sangioveses, and crisp Chardonnays laced with floral and pear flavors. Calistoga This historic winemaking region—known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Syrah—gained official AVA status in 2010. The area is distinguished by high elevation, volcanic soil, and the highest diurnal temperature variation in the valley. Chiles Valley Protected by the surrounding hills, Chiles Valley is mostly warm, but its higher elevation means cooler nights. The Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Rhône varieties, and Zinfandels from here are strong and juicy, with unmistakable blackberry, chocolate, and plum flavors. Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs are on the lighter, crisper side. Coombsville Napa’s newest AVA (designated in 2011) is tucked away in a quiet southeastern corner of the valley, with soil containing abundant rock, gravel, and layers of volcanic ash. The area’s Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordelais varietals are marked by soft but significant tannins and underlying layers of earth and mineral flavors. Diamond Mountain Afternoon breezes and marine air keep this region cool. The Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Francs, and Merlots are firmly structured, rich, and very tannic when young, with strong black currant, mineral, and cedar flavors, and have excellent aging potential. The Chardonnays are full-bodied with peach and green apple aromas. Howell Mountain Across the valley from Spring Mountain, this AVA is warm and dry, thanks to abundant afternoon sun. High elevations and cool nights help maintain good acidity. The soil is volcanic and shallow, but the red wine grapes are powerful and rich in tannins, with superb aging acidity. Los Carneros Breezes from San Pablo Bay keep Carneros cool year-round, ideal for sparkling wines. The main varietals from this shallow, clay-filled soil are spicy pear and apple Chardonnays; lightly herbal Merlots; spicy, intense Syrahs; and Pinot Noirs that yield cinnamon and cherry flavors. Mount Veeder The fog rarely reaches these vineyards, making for warmer nights. Wines from these grapes are intense and age well, yielding Bordeaux-style tannic reds such as Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, and Zinfandels, as well as Chardonnays with good acidity. Oak Knoll District of napa valley The marine morning air and fog keep this region cool, producing Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons that benefit from the longer growing season and are defined by cassis, tobacco, and spices typical of Bordeaux-style reds. The Chardonnays yield apple and tropical fruit flavors. Oakville This AVA is moderately warm, cooled by early morning and night fog, which maintain consistent acidity levels. This is Cab country, with Cabs the main varietal, along with Merlots, which are heavy with currant and mint. The Sauvignon Blancs are full-bodied. Rutherford Early-morning fog moderates the year-round warmth here, and the volcanic soil’s deep and fertile gravel and sand have made this region Cabernet country as well. The cherry flavor is intense, but the tannins are supple enough to withstand longer aging. Spring Mountain High elevations and cool nights maintain good acidity here. Thanks to great drainage and low fertility, the Cabernets, Merlots, and Zinfandels yield powerful and rich tannins and superb aging acidity. The Chardonnay grapes emit less juice but deliver an intense citrus flavor. Stags Leap This AVA is on the warm side, and the heat radiating from sun-soaked rocks then cooled by the bay yields Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, and Sangioveses that have a velvety texture. The wines are defined by rich cherry flavors and supple tannins. Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs yield citrus and apple flavors. St. Helena Little fog or wind penetrates this valley, where the sun and the gravelly, claylike soil yield Cabernets, Merlots, and Zinfandels, which all have rich berry flavors and are well structured. Rhône varietals such as Syrah are slightly earthy and supple. Wild Horse Valley This warm AVA in the east is cooled by the winds of nearby Suisun Bay. The volcanic soil often requires irrigation and yields cherry-like Cabs and Sangioveses, along with crisp, floral, pear-like Chardonnays. Yountville The moderate climate here—cool, foggy mornings and breezy afternoons—yields Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots that are rich in flavor and firm in tannins. The Chardonnays are crisp and apple-like, and the Sauvignon Blancs are loaded with lemon flavor.


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American Viticultural Areas Alexander Valley Named after pioneer Cyrus Alexander, this AVA is adjacent to the Russian River. The area’s tame Cabernet Sauvignons rarely need to be mellowed by blending with Merlot. Earthy Zinfandels, Merlots, French Syrahs, Italian Sangioveses, and Chardonnays are all prolific here. Bennett Valley With fewer than 700 acres, and farmed mainly by small independent growers, this AVA is defined by a long growing season that maximizes flavors, increases concentration, and softens tannins. Cool weather produces varietals such as Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Carneros Cool morning fog blankets lightly soiled hills that roll over into Napa County. Pinot Noirs that evoke strawberries, Chardonnays with light peach notes, and spicy, intense Syrahs thrive here. More recently, the area has begun to produce Merlots full of cassis flavor. Chalk Hill Named for its whitened volcanic-ash hillsides, which afford excellent drainage, this central AVA produces mineral-filled Sauvignon Blancs, sturdy Chardonnays, and black currant and cassis Cabs, as well as Cabernet Francs and Merlots. Dry Creek Valley The valley’s stony soil and warm days tempered by morning Pacific fog yield excellent Sauvignon Blancs and what’s considered by many the quintessential Zinfandel. Fort Ross–Seaview Carved out of the large Sonoma Coast AVA in 2011, this mountainous area near the Pacific Ocean is above the fog line, with longer periods of sunlight. It is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Fountaingrove This 38,000-acre appellation in central-eastern Sonoma County has a long history of Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Zinfandel grape production. Top varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Viognier. Green Valley The coldest AVA in Wine Country, Green Valley is where a grape variety’s fruity components can best mature. Chardonnays, Gewürztraminers, Pinot Noirs, and Sauvignon Blancs are flavored by nutmeg, cinnamon, and floral aromas. Knights Valley In the warmest AVA, Sauvignon Blancs with hints of fig and melon ripen best here. Rich reds and Bordeaux Meritage varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignons and Francs, Merlots, Malbecs, and Petit Verdots are also excellent. Moon Mountain This district east of Glen Ellen, with elevations ranging from 400 to 2,000 feet above sea level, has been producing prized wine grapes since the 1860s. Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are this AVA’s heavy hitters, with Pinot Noir also playing a key role. Northern Sonoma The second-largest AVA within Sonoma County at 329,000 acres, nearly every grape variety grown in Sonoma County grows on vines in Northern Sonoma. Wines bearing the appellation include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and Sauvignon Blanc. Pine Mountain–Cloverdale peak One of the highest viticultural areas in Sonoma County, altitude-wise, this 4,600-acre AVA produces a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, as well as Malbec, Merlot, Muscat, Riesling, and Sangiovese. Rockpile In the county’s northwest corner, this AVA is defined, as its name suggests, by bare ridgelines and demanding soils. The higher elevations mean cooler temperatures but greater sun exposure, producing intense, defined Zinfandels, Petite Sirahs, Syrahs, and Cabernet Sauvignons. Russian River Valley This is Pinot Noir territory. Where most red wines strive for flavor, Pinot Noirs are about texture, and here the morning river fog combines with the afternoon sun to develop mature fruit with complex flavors. Sonoma Coast The coolest part of Sonoma County, this AVA receives twice as much rainfall as the other AVAs. Grapes achieve their fullest flavor here by growing above the morning fog line on slopes farther inland. Known wines here include creamy Chardonnays and black-cherry Pinot Noirs. Sonoma Mountain Well above the morning fog line, this diverse AVA yields Cabs that are of the Bordeaux style as well as excellent Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs. Steep slopes, well-drained soil, and full morning light conspire to yield an intense currant flavor with touches of blackberry. Sonoma Valley Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs for table and sparkling wines are produced from this AVA’s cooler areas. Chardonnays with hints of apple and Cabs heavy with the flavor of currants come from varieties grown up-valley. Zinfandels with peppery, spicy, and raspberry flavors come from grapes even higher up the ridges.


Keller Estate

Limerick Lane Cellars

5875 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma (707) 765-2117,

1023 Limerick Ln., Healdsburg (707) 433-9211,

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens

Little Vineyards Family Winery

Kenwood Vineyards 9592 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood (707) 282-4228,

Kivelstadt Cellars 13750 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen (707) 938-7001,

Kokomo Winery 4791 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-0200,

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery, Rutherford

wineries with art collections Clos Pegase

Nicholson Ranch

1060 Dunaweal Ln., Calistoga (707) 942-4981,

4200 Napa Rd., Sonoma (707) 938-8822,

Hagafen Cellars

Peju Province Winery

4160 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 252-0781,

8466 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford (800) 446-7358,

Hall Napa Valley

Robert Mondavi Winery

401 St. Helena Hwy. S., St. Helena (707) 967-2626,

7801 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville (888) 766-6328,

The Hess Collection

Sterling Vineyards

4411 Redwood Rd., Napa (707) 255-1144,

1111 Dunaweal Ln., Calistoga (800) 726-6136,

Imagery Estate Winery

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery

14335 Hwy. 12, Glen Ellen (707) 435-4500, (800) 989-8890

3909 Frei Rd., Sebastopol (707) 829-3374,

MacPhail Wines 6761 McKinley St., Sebastopol (707) 824-8400,

MacRostie Winery and Vineyards 4605 Westside Rd., Healdsburg (707) 473-9303,

Marimar Estate Vineyard and Winery

13250 River Rd., Guerneville (707) 824-7709,

11400 Graton Rd., Sebastopol (707) 823-4365,

Kunde Family Winery

Martinelli Winery and Vineyards

9825 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood (707) 833-5501,

3360 River Rd., Windsor (800) 346-1627,

La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

Martin Ray Vineyards and Winery

3575 Slusser Rd., Windsor (707) 525-6200,

La Follette Wines 4900 W. Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg (707) 395-3902,

Lake Sonoma Winery 134 Church St., Sonoma (707) 721-1979,

Lambert Bridge 4085 W. Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg (800) 975-0555,

Lancaster Estate 15001 Chalk Hill Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-8178,

Landmark Vineyards 101 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood (707) 833-0053,

La Rochelle Winery 233 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood (707) 302-8000,

Larson Family Winery

8440 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford (707) 963-4507,

Markham Vineyards

Turnbull Wine Cellars

Laurel Glen Vineyard

2812 St. Helena Hwy. N., St. Helena (707) 963-5292,

8210 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville (707) 963-5839,

8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford (707) 967-7700,

Lynmar Estate

Korbel Winery

23355 Millerick Rd., Sonoma (707) 938-3031,

Mumm Napa

15188 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen (707) 996-2750,

969 Carquinez Ave., Glen Ellen (707) 933-9877,

Ledson Winery and Vineyards 7335 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood (707) 537-3810,

2191 Laguna Rd., Santa Rosa (707) 823-2404,

Matanzas Creek Winery 6097 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa (800) 590-6464,

Mauritson Wines 2859 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg (707) 431-0804,

Mazzocco Winery 1400 Lytton Springs Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-3399,

Meadowcroft Wines 23574 Arnold Dr., Sonoma (707) 934-4090,

Medlock Ames Tasting Room 3487 Alexander Valley Rd., Healdsburg (707) 431-8845,

Meeker Vineyard 21035 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville (707) 431-2148,

Merriam Vineyards 11650 Los Amigos Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-4032,

Merry Edwards Winery 2959 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol (707) 823-7466,

Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estates 4155 Wine Creek Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-7427,

Mietz Cellars 602 Limerick Ln., Healdsburg (707) 433-7103,


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5007 Fulton Rd., Fulton (866) 287-9818,


Sapphire Hill

Soda Rock Winery

55 Front St., Healdsburg (707) 431-1888,

8015 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg (707) 433-3303,

Sbragia Family Vineyards

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

9990 Dry Creek Rd., Geyserville (707) 473-2992,

4401 Slusser Rd., Windsor (707) 528-1181,

Schug Carneros Estate Winery

St. Francis Winery and Vineyards

602 Bonneau Rd., Sonoma (707) 939-9363,

100 Pythian Rd., Santa Rosa (707) 538-9463,

Scribe Winery

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards

2100 Denmark St., Sonoma (707) 939-1858,

337 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 473-3377; 7111 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg (800) 355-8008

Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery 389 Fourth St. E., Sonoma (707) 933-3200,

Seghesio Family Vineyards 700 Grove St., Healdsburg (707) 433-3579,

Selby Winery 215 Center St., Healdsburg (707) 431-1288,

Siduri Winery/ Novy Family Wines 981 Airway Ct., Ste. E and F, Santa Rosa (707) 578-3882,,

Silver Oak Cellars 24625 Chianti Rd., Geyserville (707) 942-7082,

Simi Winery

Stuhlmuller Vineyards 4951 W. Soda Rock Ln., Healdsburg (707) 431-7745,

Suncé Winery and Vineyard 1839 Olivet Rd., Santa Rosa; 9580 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood (707) 526-9463,

Sutro Wine 13301 Chalk Hill Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-8485,

Taft Street Winery 2030 Barlow Ln., Sebastopol (707) 823-2049,

Three Sticks Wines 143 W. Spain St., Sonoma (707) 996-3328,

16275 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (800) 746-4880,

Toad Hollow Vineyards Tasting Room 409 Healdsburg Ave., Ste. A, Healdsburg (707) 431-8667,

Topel Winery 125 Matheson St., Healdsburg (707) 433-4116,

Trecini 684 Seventh St., Santa Rosa (707) 525-9400,

Trentadue Winery 19170 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville (707) 433-3104,

Twomey Cellars 3000 Westside Rd., Healdsburg (707) 942-7122,

Vineyard of Pasterick 3491 W. Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-4655,

Virginia Dare Winery 22281 Chianti Rd., Geyserville (707) 735-3500,

VJB Vineyards and Cellars 60 Shaw Ave., Kenwood (707) 833-2300,

Walt Wines 380 First St. W., Sonoma (707) 933-4440,

Wellington cellars 11600 Dunbar Rd., Glen Ellen (707) 934-8604,

Ty Caton Vineyards

White Oak Vineyards and Winery

8910 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood (707) 938-3224,

7505 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg (707) 433-8429,

Unti Vineyards

Wild Hog Vineyard

4202 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-5590,

Cazadero (707) 847-3687,

Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate

Wilson Winery

777 Madrone Rd., Glen Ellen (707) 939-4500,

Vérité Winery 4611 Thomas Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-9000,

1960 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-4355,

Yoakim Bridge Winery 7209 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg (707) 433-8511,

Viansa Sonoma 25200 Arnold Dr., Sonoma (800) 995-4740,

Wine festivals and special events Wine Road Barrel Tasting

Signature Sonoma Valley

All-American Zin Day

Holiday Open House

(707) 433-4335, Sample wines from the barrel and meet winemakers at more than 100 Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valley wineries. March, Northern Sonoma County.

(707) 935-0803, A fully immersive three-day experience that delves into the world of Sonoma Valley wine. April, Sonoma.

(888) 433-6555, Dry Creek Valley wineries host a full day of barbecue paired with Zinfandels and Primitivos (Italian Zins), among other varietals. June, Sonoma.

(707) 431-1137, Meet winemakers, visit caves and cellars, and taste wine from 20 top wineries at this weekend-long event. November, Sonoma.

Vineyard to Vintner

(707) 963-3388, The world’s most celebrated annual wine-related charity event, with several parties from blue-jean casual to white tie and more than 300 auction lots. June, Napa Valley.

Sonoma county wine auction


(855) 939-7666, Enjoy the best wines and delicacies of Sonoma County at Taste of Sonoma, one of this weekend’s signature events. September, Rohnert Park.

(707) 255-1720, Taste the incredible wine of the Stags Leap District, chat with winery owners and vintners, and tour historic properties and wine caves during this exclusive weekend. April, Napa.


Auction Napa Valley

(800) 726-6136, Features dozens of Napa Valley rosé producers, along with food from favorite local restaurateurs, to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. June, Calistoga.

The Insiders Guide to Wine Countr y Sonoma county vintners raise money for a variety of Sonoma nonprofits through a top wine auction. September, Sonoma County.

Sonoma wine country weekend

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Napa Art Walk

Every other year, the city of Napa inaugurates a new exhibition of public sculptures scattered around downtown. The current series, united around the theme “Shifting Perspective,” comprises 10 works selected by a panel of local jurors. Spectators can vote for—and even purchase—their favorite sculpture before the show concludes—and a new one begins—in May 2019. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Wandering through this 8,000-squarefoot gallery devoted to contemporary and modern works by an international array of artists, it’s easy to see why many consider the SVMA to be the cultural heart of Sonoma. A wide range of media is represented, from painting, photography, and sculpture to digital and product design. 551 Broadway, Sonoma,

The Unusual Suspects Go beyond the ordinary. California Carnivores

Fans of exotic botanicals will go wild for this quirky nursery, which houses America’s largest public display of carnivorous plants. The passionate staff loves to educate customers on the fascinating flora. 2833 Old Gravenstein Highway, Sebastopol, Fort Ross State Historic Park


Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, the park holds the remnants of an early-1800s outpost of the RussianAmerican Trading Company. Several of the original structures still stand, alongside Russian cannons and Native American relics. 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, Petrified Forest

Some 3.4 million years ago, a volcanic eruption in what is now Napa County

Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner

buried an entire redwood grove in ash. Improbably, the fossils of those prehistoric trees remain perfectly preserved, and visitors can experience them firsthand via daily tours or self-guided trail walks. 4100 Petrified Forest Rd., Calistoga,

trove of Stevenson memorabilia. Guests can even step inside a scale model of the Mount St. Helena cabin where the Scotsman and his bride honeymooned in 1880. 1490 Library Ln., St. Helena,

Robert Ferguson Observatory

From the lives of Calistoga’s earliest inhabitants, the Wappo nation, to the town’s reinvention as a ritzy spa resort hub in the 1860s, this local institution traces the region’s captivating history, using photographs, dioramas, and artifacts. 1311 Washington St., Calistoga,

Northern California’s most active public observatory hosts public astronomy events twice a month. At nighttime “star parties,” guests can observe celestial bodies in utmost darkness; in daylight, they can safely view the sun via special telescopes. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood,

Sharpsteen Museum

Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

From family photos to the author’s wedding band to manuscript pages from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this free museum is a treasure Concierge



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DISCOV ER THE PINNACLE OF NA PA VA LLEY HOSPITA LIT Y The Trinchero family has been making wine in Napa Valley since 1948 and Trinchero Napa Valley serves to honor the legacy of founder Mario Trinchero. Our brand new tasting room is a truly unique and inviting space where visitors can gather for an unparalleled Napa Valley experience. Taste exclusive, small-lot, single-vineyard wines from our premiere Napa Valley estates, sample delectable food and wine pairings, and discover the art of winemaking like never before through behind the scenes barrel tastings in our wine cave. Today, we welcome visitors to be part of our extended family. O P E N D A I LY F O R T O U R S A N D T A S T I N G S 1 0 : 0 0 A . M . – 5 : 0 0 P. M.

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