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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


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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, bluenotenapa.com 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, silosnapa.com 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, festivalnapavalley.org 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, thewhitebarn.org 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, luckypennynapa.com This troupe performs plays and singalongs at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center.

Music in the Vineyards Locations vary (707) 258-5559, musicinthevineyards.org 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, napavalleytheater.org 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, nvff.org 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, nvjs.org This group makes jazz widely accessible with an array of performances.

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

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

1711 Main St., Napa (707) 255-5445, jarvisconservatory.com 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, uptowntheatrenapa.com This theater hot spot presents comedy performances and concerts.

Attractions Cornerstone Sonoma 23570 Arnold Dr., Sonoma (707) 933-3010, cornerstonesonoma.com 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, safariwest.com 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, healdsburgshed.com 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, sonomaraceway.com Expect Indy, pro motorcycle, and pro drag races. Also the home of the Simraceway Performance Driving Center (pdc.simraceway.com).

Sonoma TrainTown Railroad 20264 Broadway, Sonoma (707) 938-3912, traintown.com 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, schulzmuseum.org

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 visitepicenter.com

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, francisfordcoppolawinery.com

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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, jellybelly.com

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, traintown.com

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, triplecreekhorseoutfit.com,

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


Morton’s Warm Springs Resort

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

Soar Inflatables 20 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-5599, soar1.com

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

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

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

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

Lake Berryessa, Napa

parks and recreation Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve/Austin Creek State Recreation Area 17000 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville (707) 869-2015, parks.ca.gov 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, parks.ca.gov 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, parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov 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, goberryessa.com 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, russianriver.com This river runs southwest and is popular with canoers, kayakers, and anglers.

Lake Sonoma Marina 100 Marina Dr., Geyserville (707) 433-2200, lakesonoma.com 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, wildlife.ca.gov 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, parks.ca.gov 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, skylinepark.org 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, parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov 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, parks.ca.gov 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, sugarloafpark.org 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, parks.sonomacountyca.gov 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, parks.ca.gov 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 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, aubergedusoleil.com 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, calistogaranch.com Luxuriate in the Calistoga Cure treatment. Guests only.

Bardessono Hotel and Spa 6526 Yount St., Yountville (707) 204-6050, bardessono.com 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, bathsromanspa.com Try the mud-water massage.

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

Spa AcQua

Spa Villagio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Block Spa

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

(at the North Block Hotel) 6757 Washington St., Yountville (707) 944-8080, northblockhotel.com/spa 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, drwilkinson.com Enjoy mineral pools, blanket wraps, massages, and mud baths.

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

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Health Spa Napa Valley

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

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

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

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

Spa Solage

Sonoma County Gaige House 13540 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen (707) 935-0237, gaige.com 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, macarthurplace.com Treatments here are based on fruits, flowers, and herbs.

755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga (855) 790-6023, solagecalistoga.com/spa 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, spaterra.com This underground spa offers body treatments, massages, and facials.

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

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

1643 Jefferson St., Napa (707) 251-5633, thepaintedladynapavalley.com 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, napavalleymarriott.com/preserve-spa Relish treatments that nurture the mind, body, and spirit.

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

Silverado Resort and Spa 1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa (707) 257-0200, silveradoresort.com 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, archetypenapa.com Simple, rustic fare. $$$$

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bouchon 6534 Washington St., Yountville (707) 944-8037, bouchonbistro.com 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, calistogafarmersmarket.org

Courthouse Square Wednesdays, 5–8:30 p.m. (May–Aug.) (707) 524-2123, srdowntownmarket.com 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, thesantarosafarmersmarket.com


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



Brix Restaurant and gardens

6770 Washington St., Yountville (707) 945-1000, ciccionapavalley.com 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, napafarmersmarket.org

The French Laundry


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

The Restaurant at Meadowood

Gather Café by Stewart Cellars

900 Meadowood Ln., St. Helena (707) 967-1205, therestaurantatmeadowood.com 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, healdsburgfarmersmarket.org

6640 Washington St., Yountville (707) 944-2380, thomaskeller.com/tfl 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, stewartcellars.com 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, communityfarmersmarkets.com

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

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

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

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, windsorfarmersmarket.com




Healdsburg Bar and Grill

The Parish Cafe

Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar

Lolita’s Market

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

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



403 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 433-9191, starkrestaurants.com/willis_seafood.html Small plates. $$

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

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

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


Water Street Bistro

Madrona Manor

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

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

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

C o u rtes y of S a nt É / F a i r m ont S ono m a M i ss i on i nn a nd S p a

Noble Folk Ice Cream and Pie Bar


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


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

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

Oakville Grocery


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brasserie Restaurant 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa (707) 636-7388, vineyardcreek.hyatt.com 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, cakebread.com 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, cookingwithjulie.com Learn to cook authentic Wine Country–style meals with ingredients from local family farms.

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

Chef John Ash culinary classes chefjohnash.com 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, foodandwinetrails.com Culinary tours around Sonoma and Napa.

Gourmet Retreats

500 First St., Napa (707) 967-2500, ciaatcopia.com 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, gourmetretreats.com 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, napavalley.edu/cookingschool 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, ciachef.edu/california 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, ramekins.com 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, relishculinary.com 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, silveradocookingschool.com 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

C o u r t e s y o f R o m b a u e r V i n e ya r d s

“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, cainfive.com

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

5330 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 261-5212, closduval.com

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

Cakebread Cellars

Charles Krug Winery

Clos Pegase Winery

Cuvaison Estate Wines

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

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

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

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


Château Boswell Winery

Conn Creek Winery


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

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

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

4240 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 257-2345, darioush.com

Casa Nuestra

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

Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyard

David Arthur Vineyards

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

Castello di Amorosa

Chiarello Family Vineyards Tasting Salon

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

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

Chappellet Winery

Corison Winery

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

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

Chimney Rock Winery

Cornerstone Cellars

5350 Silverado Trail, Napa (866) 279-4637, chimneyrock.com

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

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Cosentino Winery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pine Ridge Vineyards, Napa


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Clark Miller

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

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

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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 bearrepublic.com

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

Downtown Joe’s Brewery and Restaurant

Fieldwork Brewing Co.

Napa Valley Brewing Co.

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

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

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Russian River Brewing Co.

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

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

Mad Fritz

Stumptown Brewery

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

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

Moonlight Brewing Co.

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

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

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


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Tannery Bend Beerworks

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

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

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

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

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

courtesy of Bear republic brewing co.



Mark Herold Wines

Olabisi Wines

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

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

Marston Family Vineyard

Opus One

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

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

Mason Cellars Oxbow Tasting Room

Orin Swift Tasting Room

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

O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery

McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards and Winery

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

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

Palmaz Vineyards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, orinswift.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buena Vista Winery, Sonoma

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

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

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, phiferpavittwine.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, buenavistawinery.com

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, juddshill.com

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, conncreek.com

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, ravenswoodwinery.com

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, franciscan.com



Courtesy of Foley Johnson Winery


Foley Johnson Winery, Rutherford




Seavey Vineyard

Sterling Vineyards

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

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

Sequoia Grove Winery

Stonehedge Winery Tasting Room

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

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

wine collectives

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

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, cornerstonesonoma.com Keating Wines, Meadowcraft Wines, Poseidon Vineyard and Obsidian Ridge, Prohibition Spirits Distillery Experience

5225 Solano Ave., Napa (707) 299-3930, silenuswinery.com 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, familywineriesdrycreek.com 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, localstastingroom.com 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, maisonry.com 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, trnapawineco.com 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 timbercrest.com Amphora Winery, Kokomo Winery, Papapietro Perry Winery, Peterson Winery

Vintner’s Collective Napa Valley 1245 Main St., Napa (707) 255-7150, vintnerscollective.com 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, silveradovineyards.com

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

Sky Vineyards Mount Veeder, Napa Valley skyvineyards.com

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

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

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

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

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

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 257-5790, cask23.com

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

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

St. Clement Vineyards (707) 257-5783, stclement.com

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

Stony Hill Vineyard (707) 963-2636, stonyhillvineyard.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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.

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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, kellerestate.com

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

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens

Little Vineyards Family Winery

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

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

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

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery, Rutherford

wineries with art collections Clos Pegase

Nicholson Ranch

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

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

Hagafen Cellars

Peju Province Winery

4160 Silverado Trail, Napa (707) 252-0781, hagafen.com

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

Hall Napa Valley

Robert Mondavi Winery

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

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

The Hess Collection

Sterling Vineyards

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

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

Imagery Estate Winery

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery

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

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

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

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

Marimar Estate Vineyard and Winery

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

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

Kunde Family Winery

Martinelli Winery and Vineyards

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

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

La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

Martin Ray Vineyards and Winery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Larson Family Winery

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

Markham Vineyards

Turnbull Wine Cellars

Laurel Glen Vineyard

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

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

8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford (707) 967-7700, mummnapa.com

Lynmar Estate

Korbel Winery

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

Mumm Napa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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C o u r t e s y o f S t. S u p é r y e s t a t e V i n e y a r d s a n d W i n e r y

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


Sapphire Hill

Soda Rock Winery

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

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

Sbragia Family Vineyards

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

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

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

Schug Carneros Estate Winery

St. Francis Winery and Vineyards

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

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

Scribe Winery

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simi Winery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ty Caton Vineyards

White Oak Vineyards and Winery

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

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

Unti Vineyards

Wild Hog Vineyard

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

Cazadero (707) 847-3687, wildhogvineyard.com

Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate

Wilson Winery

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

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

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

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

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

Wine festivals and special events Wine Road Barrel Tasting

Signature Sonoma Valley

All-American Zin Day

Holiday Open House

(707) 433-4335, wineroad.com 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, sonomavalleywine.com A fully immersive three-day experience that delves into the world of Sonoma Valley wine. April, Sonoma.

(888) 433-6555, familywines.com/aazd.htm 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, heartofsonomavalley.com 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, auctionnapavalley.org 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.

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(855) 939-7666, sonomawinecountryweekend.com 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, stagsleapdistrict.com/v2v.php 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, naparosefest.com Features dozens of Napa Valley rosé producers, along with food from favorite local restaurateurs, to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. June, Calistoga.

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sonomacountywineauction.com Sonoma county vintners raise money for a variety of Sonoma nonprofits through a top wine auction. September, Sonoma County.

Sonoma wine country weekend

Events are subject to change. For more Wine Country event listings, visit napasonomamagazine.com.

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. napaartwalk.org 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, svma.org

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, californiacarnivores.com 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, fortross.org 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, petrifiedforest.org

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, stevensonmuseum.org

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, sharpsteenmuseum.org

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, rfo.org

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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Tulocay CO OMBSVILLE Jam Cellars Gustavo Mason Cellars Olabisi/Trahan

Twenty Rows


Vintner’s Collective


Saintsbury Etude McKenzie-Mueller Acacia Bouchaine


Robert Craig Stonehedge Bayview Cellars VA L L E Y R Wines Vermeil OAD PureCru Ceja





Domaine Carneros Cuvaison Estate



Silenus Vintners L Laird N O L

Astrale e Terra Signorello Estate

O Trefethen Monticello Black Cordon Robert Biale Andretti Soda Canyon

Hopper Creek


Hess Collection Yates Hendry Fontanella






Mount Veeder






Madonna Estate/Mont St. John




ÙTo Sonoma






N a p a c o u n t y WINERIES

ÙTo Glen Ellen






































Pedroncelli Geyser Peak Meeker

Leonhardt Silver Oak Preston Frick David Coffaro


Clos Du Bois

Locals Tasting Room Francis Ford Coppola

Geyserville Yoakim Bridge Kokomo Mosaic Forchini Dutcher Crossing Murphy-Goode Peterson Amphora Raymond Burr Hafner Michel-Schlumberger Mazzocco Rued Stonestreet Ridge/Lytton Springs Papaprietro Perry Stryker Sonoma Jordan Family Wineries White Oak Simi of Dry Creek Valley Seghesio Deux Amis Mounts Family Alexander Valley Grove Street Quivira Wilson Soda Rock Stuhlmuller A. Rafanelli Mueller Nalle The Wine Carriage Dry Creek Mietz Sapphire Hill Hanna Passalacqua Banshee Montemaggiore Field Stone F. Teldeschi Selby Lancaster Mauritson/DaVero Lake Sonoma Vérité Huntington Souverain Archipel Pezzi King Unti Davis Family Toad Hollow Lambert Bridge Optima Christopher Creek Everett Ridge Huntington Limerick Lane Vineyard of Pasterick Macphail Foppiano Ramey Gallo of Sonoma Mutt Lynch Family Moon Mountain MurphyAlderbrook Acorn/Alegria La Crema Goode Merriam Mill Creek Armida Rodney Strong J Vineyards Chalk Hill C. Donatiello Toad Hollow Twomey De Natale Hop Kiln Rochioli Inman Family Wines Arista Davis Bynum K-J Wine Center Windsor Korbel Copain


Fritz Underground




To Mendocino County






To Calistoga à

s o n o m a c o u n t y WINERIES




ÙTo Bodega Bay




Arista K-J Wine Center Copain River Bend Ranch Porter Creek Gary Farrell Sonoma-Cutrer Martinelli




Valley Ford











Keller Estate

Cline Cellars

Robledo Family Hanzell


Ram’s Gate


To Vallejo Ü

Homewood Larson Family Schug Carneros Estate Grange Sonoma Gloria Ferrer Jacuzzi Family

To Napa à

Gundlach Bundschu Scribe Peter Cellars MacRostie Nicholson Ranch

The Adobe

Ravenswood Haywood Estate Bartholomew Park Roche Castle Buena Vista Carneros Sebastiani Sonoma Enoteca


Hamel Family Wines

Hamel Family

Sonoma Corner 103


To San Francisco

Adobe Road



Eric Ross Little Robert Hunter Moon Mountain

Glen Ellen Moondance



To Napa County

Kenwood Kunde Deerfield Ranch Coturri Hawkes/Roesslar Sky Laurel Glen Vineyard Audelssa Estate Imagery Estate Arrowood B.R. Cohn Madrone

St. Francis Ledson Chateau St. Jean Loxton





Rohnert Park

Smothers/Remick Ridge Flanagan Benziger Family GlenLyon

VJB Matanzas Creek Sable Ridge

Fisher Paradise Ridge

Landmark Muscardini/Ty Caton B Wise Coturri

Ancient Oak Cellars

Santa Rosa



La Crema


Harvest Moon Sunce Hook and Ladder De Loach Siduri/Novy Graton Balletto r Re d C a Hanna Rutz Inspiration Dutton Taft Street Marimar Torres Estate River Road Merry Edwards

Wine Guerrilla

Davis Bynum

Hartford Topolos Joseph Swan Iron Horse River Road Martin Ray Paul Hobbs Lynmar Dutton Estate




T h e G r at e f u l Ta b l e Celebrating Wine Country’s resilience and generosity in the aftermath of the North Bay fires, more than 500 guests gathered at a spectacular table that

M a x W h i t ta k e r / V i s i t C a l i f o r n i a

straddled the Napa-Sonoma county line.



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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.

To schedule a private tour, call 1.800.473.4454 ¦ 3 0 7 0 N S T H E L E N A H I G H WA Y ¦ S T H E L E N A ¦ C A L I F O R N I A ¦ 7 0 7 . 9 6 3 . 1 1 6 0 ¦ T R I N C H E R O N A P AVA L L E Y. C O M ¦

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Concierge 2018  

The Insider's Guide to Wine Country

Concierge 2018  

The Insider's Guide to Wine Country