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FEATURES
22 >> ON THE COVER: SPICY VINES
Photo by Charles Rogers

20 >> HUGE BEAR WINES


Second Anniversary Celebration
24 >> PIGS & PINOT
Chef and Winemaker Roster Announced
26 >> GLORIA FERRER CAVES AND VINEYARDS
Experience Tastings and Tours

22 29 >> JOHN ASH & CO. RESTAURANT


Say I Love You This Valentines Day
30 >> SEQUOIA GROVE WINERY
Ultimate Wine Tasting Experiences
31 >> NAPA IN NEWPORT
Elite Napa Wineries Visit Orange County
32 >> FLAVOR! NAPA VALLEY
Culinary-Inspired Event, March 22-26
33 >> ST. HELENA WELCOMES CABERNET SEASON
The Little Book of Big Experiences
34 >> TEDESCHI FAMILY WINERY
Rare, Reserve Collection of Varietal Napa Valley Wines!
39 >> THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AT COPIA
Winter Classes
46 >> ARMIDA WINERY
Small, But Mighty
47 >> SAVOR SONOMA VALLEY
March 18 & 19
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48 >> FRITZ UNDERGROUND WINERY
Unlike Any Place You Have Ever Visited
52 >> EIGHTH STREET WINERIES
Open House Event, February 25
55 >> ANNUAL ALSACE VARIETALS FESTIVAL
International, Aromatic White Wines, Gourmet Foods and More
57 >> GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE HEADING TO THE TASTING ROOM
58 >> BARRELS, BOTTLES & BREWS
Livermore Valley Wineries

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CONTENTS
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WINE REGIONS
30 >> NAPA VALLEY
Napa Valley Wineries Map, 36-37
Downtown Napa Map, 31
St. Helena Map, 33
Calistoga, 34
38 >> NAPA VALLEY DINING DIRECTORY
Wine Country This Weeks Preferred Restaurants

40 >> SONOMA COUNTY


Sonoma County Wineries Map, 40-41
Downtown Healdsburg Map,43
Northern Sonoma County Wineries Map, 44
Santa Rosa Wineries Map, 47
Geyserville Wineries Map, 49
Sonoma Valley Wineries Map, 50
20 Sonoma Plaza, 52
Glen Ellen/Kenwood Map, 53
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42 SONOMA COUNTY DINING DIRECTORY
Wine Country This Weeks Preferred Restaurants
54 >> MENDOCINO & LAKE COUNTIES
Lake & Mendocino Counties Map, 54
56 >> SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY COUNTIES
Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz Mountains Map, 56
58 >> LIVERMORE VALLEY
Livermore Valley Map, 58

REGULARS
1 0 >> WINEOLOGY By Len Napolitano
How does wine get color?
26 1 2 >> WINEGROWING DECISIONS By Josh Stein
Winter Fun in the Cellar
1 4 >> THIS WEEK IN WINE COUNTRY
Calendar of Events
59 >> WINERY LISTINGS
Napa Valley, 59
Sonoma County, 64
Monterey, Santa Cruz & Santa Clara Counties, 68
Lake & Mendocino Counties, 69
Suisun Valley, 70 | Yolo County, 70 | Bay Area/Livermore, 70
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71 >> WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS
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Northern California TO
TO
EUREKA
REDDING

Fort Bragg
GETTING TO NAPA TRAVEL TIME
20 FROM MILES (Average)
Mendocino Sonoma 15 23mins
Willits
San Francisco 48 1hr
Little
River Calpella 5
Monterey 152 2hrs 45mins
20 Los Angeles 400 6hrs 20mins
Elk
Ukiah GETTING TO SONOMA TRAVEL TIME
FROM MILES (Average)
1 29
253 Napa 15 23mins
Boonville
Yorkville Hopland
Lakeport Clear
Lake
Healdsburg 38 54mins
Pt. Arena
128
175
20
Williams San Francisco 45 1hr
53 Monterey 161 3hrs
Cloverdale
29
Clearlake
Los Angeles 410 6hrs 30mins
Gualala Lake Lower Lake 99
Sonoma Geyserville
Sea Ranch
16 GETTING TO HEALDSBURG TRAVEL TIME
101 29 FROM MILES (Average)
Middletown TO
Healdsburg Brooks Sonoma 38 54mins RENO
Timber Cove 128
Calistoga 5 Napa 56 1hr 10mins
505
Jenner San Francisco 69 1hr 22mins
Guerneville 29 Monterey 184 3hrs 20min
Bodega Bay 12
Sebastopol
Santa Rosa
Kenwood
St. Helena Lake
Berryessa
Sacramento Los Angeles 442 7hrs
Rutherford
116 Glen
80
Ellen
Yountville 128 Winters 50 Placerville
12 Davis TO
Tomales Napa
Pa

121 LAKE TAHOE


Petaluma 116 Sonoma 12
121 Fairfield 49
121 99
cif

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

1 San San Pablo Jackson


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

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

Angels
ean

680 Camp
580
4
Pacifica Oakland
SFO Jamestown
Alameda
anc

Hayward 580 Stockton Oakdale


Livermore Chinese TO
280 92 Camp YOSEMITE
isc

205 Manteca
Pleasanton
o

Half Moon
580
880
Ba

Bay 101
680 GETTING TO MONTEREY TRAVEL TIME
y

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

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Wineology INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER BY LEN NAPOLITANO

How does wine get color?


How wine achieves color is dependent partly upon the grape variety, manually several times a day using a long-stemmed, punch-down tool.
the size of the grape berry and the exposure to oxygen of the juice. But When juice ferments inside large stainless steel tanks too large to punch
mostly, it depends on the duration of the juice-to-skin contact. down by hand, juice is instead directed from the bottom of the tank
Though seldom done, it is possible to make white wine from red through a hose and into a pump, which sends the wine back to the top
grapes, but red wine can only be made from red grapes. In red of the tank. This version of red wine color-extraction process is called a
winemaking, colorless juice is released as red grapes are crushed and pump-over.
then pumped into a stainless steel tank or plastic bin. As skins break Before white wine is fermented, grape juice is separated from the
open, color pigments in the skins make contact with the juice; juice skins as soon as possible by immediately pressing the grapes with
darkens and gets more intense color with longer skin contact. This skin- mechanical force to break them open and then pumping juice away from
and-juice contact period, called maceration, or cold-soaking, could last skins while it is still relatively clear. Even though the skins of white
from a few hours to a couple of weeks, depending on the wine and grapes are light green, yellow, or golden, they may still contribute color if
winemakers preferences. left in contact with the juice. Some winemakers extend contact time to
At some point during maceration, the fermentation process may start, extract as much aroma as possible from white grape skins but not long
either by natural yeast, or through the winemakers manual addition of a enough to add too much color or increase bitterness. The juice from
commercially packaged, cultured yeast. Fermentation is visibly evident pressing is then sent into a stainless steel tank and mixed with yeast to
from a bubbling surface of the juice caused by the release of carbon start fermentation.
dioxide gas and heat as sugar converts to alcohol. The gas pressure inside The pressing step is also applied to red winemaking, however it
this dense mixture of juice, grape pulp, skins, seeds and stems, called comes after fermentation finishes, when virtually all sugar is converted to
must, causes the solids to rise to the top. And the biggest contributor to alcohol. But prior to red wine pressing, an initial volume of free-run
color grape skins is trapped within this top layer of solids as the wine is allowed to gravity-flow freely from its mass of skins and solids.
relatively clear juice stays below it not good if you want red wine to Typically dark purple, it may be a little cloudy, but relatively clean
actually be red. compared to whats left behind.
To extract color, this cap of solids has to be manually pushed back Pressing red wine squeezes out the last amounts of wine from the
into the juice, or punched down, to keep the pigment-rich skins in leftover, skin-rich mass of solids. This dark, press wine is considered
contact with as much juice as possible during maceration and lower quality than free-run wine because of its harsher taste, but the
fermentation. When fermentation takes place inside plastic bins or oak extent to which it will be added to lighter free-run wine allows the
barrels that stand upright with one end open, punch-down is done winemaker to control the intensity of final wine color and texture.

Len Napolitano is the author of


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Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand,
a quick and easy guide for the wine beginner.
The book is available at bookstores,
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Winegrowing Decisions BY JOSH STEIN

Winter Fun in the Cellar


Winery operations are year-round, but the intensity of harvest, move wine horizontally or vertically around their production spaces
which is so dependant upon time and speed, gives way to a much more into barrels. Some wineries go the opposite direction, concatenating
gentle process as our winter rains begin, cellars get more chilly and their wines into larger lots held in large oak or redwood vats or steel
damp, and wines begin to finish their primary and secondary tanks, with or without oak stave inserts.
fermentations and are racked into barrels. Alternatively, wines Here is an example of where creativity and cost realities must meet.
fermented in tanks which are meant to finish those processes in the A new, imported barrel is north of $1,000, and that barrel will be used
barrel are transferred off the gross lees, the solid by-products of at most four times for any discernible oakiness it would impart.
making wine, which include dead yeast cells and various nutrients, so Think of a storm-battered piece of wood, only whats left in the barrel
as to allow the oaks influence to be in the mix earlier in the production after wine has been in it for a year or two resembles more a dark,
process before the wine is even completely made. Regardless of which yucky wine aquarium than driftwood. Once exhausted, a barrel can be
route toward oak reds and some whites take, the reasons for barreling shaved and re-coopered for an additional cost, but its just that, an
down involve a slowdown into cellar time. And thus simultaneously additional cost which is dependent on the coopers skills to be done
begins a series of decisions since the choice of using barrels is just that, properly or else the wines stored in the rejuvenated barrel will take
a choice, and one with many subtle logistical and not-so-subtle cost on port-like overtones. This is why some wineries choose instead to
options available to the winemaker or cellarmaster. use older, neutal barrels or small steel tanks with various kinds of
Before going into those options, lets review what going into barrel oak adjuncts like sticks, beads or cubes inserted, or they will use larger
does for a wine. While almost all reds spend some time in contact with staves with notches, hanging on a lip around the edge of a large steel
oak, only some whites do. Oak imparts an underlying creaminess, and tank.
time in contact with it encourages the softening malolactic fermentation Fundamentally, as the weather turns, what is mechanically a simple
to begin and to complete since Oenococcus oeni, the organism which process separating liquid from most of the solids from fermentation
acutally does the acid shift, is resident in oak; this serves to soften the becomes a much more complicated cultural and thus financial process.
wine since lactic acid is half as strong as malic (think milk versus apple How much of a difference this makes in consumer awareness and
juice) and provides perhaps another of the reasons barrels of oak were apprecation is, of course, subject to debate. What is undeniable,
chosen for storage in antiquity. Lastly, tannin formation and however, is the impact of oak on finished wine and its impact to the
interchange takes place between the barrels and the wine, and time in bottom line for the winemaker. Consider that when next looking at a
barrel in combination with the micro-oxygenation as the wood breathes barrel chai: its not just a room of wood and liquid its the recorder of
serve to help create a chemically stable, silkier finished wine. Think of a winegrowing decisions (and costs). Enjoy!
slowly bobbing tea bag versus one pushed against the cup with a
spoonthe slower method produces tannins less rough on the tongue.
With that as context, whether oak has been used as a primary
Josh Stein has been in the Napa wine business for more than a dozen years, and, in
fermentation vessel or not, when ready to age in contact with wood, the addition to being owner/winemaker of the Stein Family Wine Group, which produces a
wine is transfered either from tank to barrel or from barrel to barrel. nationally and internationally distributed portfolio of wine brands and donates a
Gravity-fed wineries do these processes through the manipulation of percentage of its sales, he regularly consults for wineries and organizations throughout the
space to allow the wine to literally drain downwards without North Bay and Coast via their subsidiaries, Discrete Wine Support Services and Napa
mechanical aids; most other wineries use pumps of various designs to Valley Writing Services.

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Napa Valley FEBRUARY 3  FEBRUARY 11  FEBRUARY 15


Chefs Class: Super Game Day Snacks BERINGER PROVENANCE VINEYARDS
ONGOING CIA at Copia, Napa, $30, www.ciaatcopia.com Wine Down Wednesdays
Wine Tasting at Back Room Wines ................................................................................................................. Wine Club Valentines Dinner
Napa, www.backroomwines.com, 707-226-1378 St. Helena, 6-9pm, www.beringer.com, 707-257-5771 Enjoy views on the patio while sipping wine & enjoying
FEBRUARY 3 ................................................................................................................. food trucks. Rutherford, 5pm
Feb 3: Back Room Blow Out LXX Sip, Snack, Cinema! Dinner & A Movie in the Wine Cave
 FEBRUARY 11 www.provenancevineyards.com, 707-968-3633
Feb 23: Blind Tasting Guess the Grape Rutherford Hill Winery, Rutherford .................................................................................................................
Mar 30: Rhone Wine Fan Club of Napa Valley www.rutherfordhill.com, 707-963-1871 JESSUP CELLARS
................................................................................................................. Art House Film Series FEBRUARY 17
.................................................................................................................
How To: Make Fresh Pasta
ONGOING FEBRUARY 3, 6 Yountville, 7pm CIA at Copia, Napa, $35, www.ciaatcopia.com
di Rosa Nailed It! Pinot Noir www.jessupcellars.com, 888-537-7879 .................................................................................................................
Napa, www.dirosapreserve.org, 707-226-5991 CIA at Copia, Napa, $50, www.ciaatcopia.com .................................................................................................................
 FEBRUARY 18
Ongoing through Mar 28: Based on a True Story, ................................................................................................................. FEBRUARY 11 FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS
Highlights from the di Rosa Collection FEBRUARY 4 Portfolio Winemaker Dinner in the Historic Cask Room
Dungeness Crab Fest
Mar 25: Talk & Book Signing with Anastasia Aukeman Interactive Wine Blending Seminar St. Helena, 11am-6pm, www.merryvale.com, St. Helena
................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. Dungeness crab dinner paired with wine.
Rutherford Hill Winery, Rutherford
Calistoga, 6-9pm, $150/members, $185/guests
ONGOING www.rutherfordhill.com, 707-963-1871 FEBRUARY 11
www.frankfamilyvineyards.com, 942-0859
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater ................................................................................................................. Bubbles for Every Occasion .................................................................................................................
Yountville, www.lincolntheater.org, 707-944-9900 FEBRUARY 4 CIA at Copia, Napa, $30, www.ciaatcopia.com FEBRUARY 18
Feb 11: Shaolin Warriors, Kung Fu Masters 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Release Day .................................................................................................................
A Celebration of Copia
Feb 26: Story Pirates Silver Oak Napa Valley Winery, Oakville FEBRUARY 11, 16, 20 CIA at Copia, Napa, 12-5pm, www.ciaatcopia.com
Apr 4: The Naked Magicians www.silveroak.com, 707-942-7022, 10am-3:30pm Nailed It! Chardonnay .................................................................................................................
Apr 8: Symphony Napa Valley Gala & Concert ................................................................................................................. CIA at Copia, Napa, $50, www.ciaatcopia.com
................................................................................................................. FEBRUARY 18, 25
.................................................................................................................. FEBRUARY 4, 24 How To: Make Eclairs & Their Cousins
ONGOING The History of Napa Valley in 8 Glasses FEBRUARY 11-12 CIA at Copia, Napa, $30, www.ciaatcopia.com
Napa Valley Museum CIA at Copia, Napa, $60, www.ciaatcopia.com Wine & Chocolate Bliss .................................................................................................................
Yountville, www.NapaValleyMuseum.org ................................................................................................................. Rutherford Hill Winery, Rutherford FEBRUARY 19
707-944-0500 FEBRUARY 5 www.rutherfordhill.com, 707-963-1871 Riedel Tasting Seminar
Mar 25: Museum Magic Family Funday: Mac & Cheese ................................................................................................................. Rutherford Hill Winery, Rutherford
................................................................................................................. CIA at Copia, Napa, $15, www.ciaatcopia.com  FEBRUARY 12 www.rutherfordhill.com, 707-963-1871
................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
 ONGOING BEAULIEU VINEYARDS
NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN FEBRUARY 9-15 2013 Rarity Release Celebration FEBRUARY 21
Napa, www.winetrain.com, 800-427-4124 Pairing Basics: Basic Flavor Interactions Savvy Chef: Olive Oil Secrets
CIA at Copia, Napa, $35, www.ciaatcopia.com Rutherford, 11am, www.bvwines.com, 800-264-6918
Feb 11: Private Reserve Train Coup De Foudre ................................................................................................................. CIA at Copia, Napa, $25, www.ciaatcopia.com
................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
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FEBRUARY 10 FEBRUARY 22
Apr 22: Private Reserve Train Laird Family Estate Sweethearts Dinner Judds Hill Winery
................................................................................................................. Pairing Basics: Lets Talk About Sauces
Chimney Rock Winery, Napa Valentines Pickup Party CIA at Copia, Napa, $40, www.ciaatcopia.com
ONGOING Napa, 12pm, $55, members/free, guests/$35 .................................................................................................................
Live at Uptown Theatre 6:30-10pm, $250, $225/member
www.chimneyrock.com, 707-257-2641 www.juddshill.com, 707-255-2332 FEBRUARY 23
Napa, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com, 707-259-0123 ................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
Walk. Taste. Sip! Culinary Crawl
Feb 3: The Everly Brothers Experience FEBRUARY 12 Downtown Napa, 5-8:30pm
FEBRUARY 10
Feb 18: Jake Shimabukuro Savvy Chef: Olive Oil Secrets A Taste of Hall Series: Be My Valentine www.donapa.com, 707-257-0322
Mar 4: The Irish Rovers CIA at Copia, Napa, $25, www.ciaatcopia.com Chef Victor Scargle & 2014 Hall .................................................................................................................
Mar 11: The Beach Boys ................................................................................................................. Eighteen Seventy-Three Cabernet Sauvignon  FEBRUARY 25
Apr 1: Rufus Wainwright FEBRUARY 10, 12 Hall St. Helena, St. Helena, 12-2pm, $150 BERINGER
Apr 22: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood Pairing Basics: Beer & Chocolate www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2626 Hudson House Cooking Series, Class I
Apr 30: Dweezil Zappa, 50 Years of Frank CIA at Copia, Napa, $30, www.ciaatcopia.com .................................................................................................................
St. Helena, 11:30am-2:30pm
................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. FEBRUARY 12 www.beringer.com, 707-257-5771
 ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS  FEBRUARY 11 Valentines Ros Release Party .................................................................................................................
CAMOMI OSTERIA CASTELLO DI AMOROSA Ehlers Estate, St. Helena, 11am-3pm FEBRUARY 25, 27
Latin Nights Royal Hearts Valentine Gala www.ehlersestate.com, $35, free/members Nailed It! Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa, 10pm-1am, free ................................................................................................................. CIA at Copia, Napa, $50, www.ciaatcopia.com
An evening of opulence, elegance, opera & romance in .................................................................................................................
www.camomi.com, 707-224-6664 the Castle. Calistoga, 7-11pm, RSVP FEBRUARY 12, 26
................................................................................................................. Family Funday: Brunch Batters MARCH 4
www.castellodiamorosa.com, 707-967-6274
ONGOING SUNDAYS ................................................................................................................. CIA at Copia, Napa, $15, www.ciaatcopia.com 16th Annual Soroptimist International Crab Fest
Live Music for Sunday Brunch ................................................................................................................. Napa County Fairgrounds, Calistoga, 5:30-10pm
 FEBRUARY 11 www.sicalistoga.org, 707-942-5111
Carneros Resort & Spa, Napa, 10am-2pm DOMAINE CARNEROS FEBRUARY 13
www.carnerosresort.com, 707-299-4880 How To: Taste Wine in 90 Seconds .................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. Share the Love Valentines Dinner and Dance CIA at Copia, Napa, $30, www.ciaatcopia.com MARCH 5
ONGOING Napa, Wine Club Member Event, 7:30-10:30pm ................................................................................................................. 39th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon
Fried Chicken Sundays & Monday Magnum Madness www.domainecarneros.com, 707-257-0101, RSVP FEBRUARY 14 Finish line at Vintage High School, Napa
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Two Birds One Stone, St. Helena Valentines Day Dinner in The Grill www.napavalleymarathon.org, 707-255-2609
www.twobirdsonestonenapa.com, 707-302-3777  FEBRUARY 11 Silverado Resort, Napa, 5:30-9pm, $80 .................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. PROVENANCE VINEYARDS www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400, RSVP  MARCH 11
FEBRUARY 2, 9, 22, 25 Fortitude Release Dinner ................................................................................................................. JESSUP CELLARS
Lamb & Zin Dinner Meadowood Napa Valley, St. Helena FEBRUARY 14, 24 Art House Film Series
Silverado Resort, Napa, 5:30-9pm, $38 6-10pm, $200, $160/member Savvy Chef: Chocolate Secrets Yountville, 7pm
www.silveradoresort.com, 707-257-5400, RSVP www.provenancevineyards.com, 707-968-3633 CIA at Copia, Napa, $25, www.ciaatcopia.com www.jessupcellars.com, 888-537-7879
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UPCOMING
Daily: Valley First Tour
Daily: Grgich Hills Estate Winery Tour
Sat: Valleys only Evening Winery Tour
Daily: Ambassador Winery Tour
Feb 11: Private Reserve Train Coup De Foudre
Mar 25: Private Reserve Train Charles Krug
Apr 22: Private Reserve Train Laird Family Estate
May 13: Private Reserve Train Chappellet Winery

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MARCH 12  MARCH 22-26  APRIL 1  APRIL 30


A Taste of Hall Series: March On Flavor! Napa Valley BERINGER BEAULIEU VINEYARDS
Chef Chris Aken & 2014 Hall Check website for details. Wine & Cheese Pairing with Janet Fletcher Annual Lobster Feed
Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Five day food & wine festival in Napa Valley St. Helena, 11:30am-2:30pm Rutherford, 1pm, www.bvwines.com, 800-264-6918
Hall St. Helena, St. Helena, 12-2pm, $150 www.FlavorNapaValley.com www.beringer.com, 707-257-5771 .................................................................................................................
www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2626 ................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
.................................................................................................................  MAY 14
 MARCH 25  APRIL 8 DOMAINE CARNEROS
 MARCH 15 BERINGER JESSUP CELLARS
PROVENANCE VINEYARDS Hudson House Cooking Series, Class II Mothers Day Brunch
Art House Film Series
Wine Down Wednesdays St. Helena, 11:30am-2:30pm Napa, Wine Club Member Event, 10am-12pm
Yountville, 7pm
Enjoy views on the patio while sipping wine www.beringer.com, 707-257-5771 www.domainecarneros.com, 707-257-0101, RSVP
www.jesssupcellars.com, 888-537-7879 .................................................................................................................
& enjoying food trucks. Rutherford, 5pm ................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
www.provenancevineyards.com, 707-968-3633  APRIL 29 APRIL 9 MAY 14
................................................................................................................. A Taste of Hall Series: Mums the Word
FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS A Taste of Hall Series: Spring Fever
 MARCH 19 Casino Night Chef Sarah Scott & Chef Kara Lind & 2014 Hall Ellies Cabernet Sauvignon
RUTHERFORD RANCH WINERY Craps, black jack, roulette, prizes, food & fun! 2014 Hall Bergfeld Cabernet Sauvignon Hall St. Helena, St. Helena, 12-2pm, $150
Annual Oyster Festival Calistoga, 6-9pm, $100/members, $125/guests Hall St. Helena, St. Helena, 12-2pm, $150 www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2626
St. Helena, $35/members, $45/guests www.hallwines.com, 707-967-2626 .................................................................................................................
www.frankfamilyvineyards.com, 707-942-0859
www.rutherfordwine.com, 707-968-3200 ................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. MAY 21
.................................................................................................................  APRIL 29  APRIL 22 Judds Hill Winery
 MARCH 22 PROVENANCE VINEYARDS BERINGER Annual Springtime Bonanza
First Taste Napa A Downtown Social AWWWW Shucks! SB and Oysters Hudson House Cooking Series, Class III Benefits Napa Valley Youth Symphony
Downtown Napa Association, 6-8pm Rutherford, 1-4pm, www.provenancevineyards.com, St. Helena, 11:30am-2:30pm Napa, 12-2:30pm, $55, members/free, guests/$35
CIA at Copia, Napa, www.flavornapavalley.com 707-968-3633 www.beringer.com, 707-257-5771 www.juddshill.com, 707-255-2332
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Sonoma County ONGOING


Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern
 ONGOING MONDAYS
MEATBALL MONDAY
FEBRUARY 5
February Feast
ONGOING Sonoma, 707-935-9100, www.hopmonk.com Enoteca Della Santina Suite D, Sonoma, 5:30-8:30pm
Green Music Center Feb 3: The Aqua Velvets Sonoma, 5pm $38, $32.30/members
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park Feb 4: Erica Sunshine Lee www.enotecadellasantina.com, 707-938-4200 www.figsuited.com, 707-933-3668
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www.gmc.sonoma.edu, 866-955-6040 Feb 10: David Thom & Vintage Grass
Feb 11: Jaydub & Dino  ONGOING THURSDAYS FEBRUARY 8
Feb 11: Musicians from the Valley of the Moon Wines Night Out: Love & Wine!
Music Festival, Program I, The Early Clarinet Feb 12: Peter Case BURGER THURSDAY
Enoteca Della Santina Flamingo Resort Hotel, Santa Rosa, 6-8pm, $20
Feb 17: The Neves/Evans Social Justice Series with Feb 17: Adam Traum www.valleyofthewine.com, info@valleyofthewine.com
Richard Wolff Feb 18: Smorgy Sonoma, 5pm .................................................................................................................
Feb 18: Tetzlaff-Vogt Duo Feb 24: Matt Bolton www.enotecadellasantina.com, 707-938-4200
................................................................................................................. FEBRUARY 8, 22
Feb 19: Wu Han, piano | Phillip Setzer, violin | Feb 25: Ten Foot Tone Science Uncorked
Feb 26: Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe ONGOING
David Finckel, cello Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Gourmet au Bay, Bodega Bay, 7pm
Feb 24: Zukerman, violin | Angela Cheng, piano | Mar 3: Shelby Lanterman www.gourmetaubay.com,707-875-9875
Santa Rosa .................................................................................................................
Amanda Forsyth, cello Mar 10: David Thom & Vintage Grass www.lutherburbankcenter.org, 707-546-3600
Feb 26: Yu-Chien (Benny) Tseng, violin Mar 12: Box Set FEBRUARY 9
Feb 2-5, 9-12: The 1940s Radio Hour Yoga & The Creative Mind: An Art Viewing
Mar 3: The Five Tenors direct from Dublin, Ireland Mar 18: Whitherward Feb 3-5, 10-12, 17-19: Left Edge Theatre presents
Mar 4: Musicians from the Valley of the Moon Music ................................................................................................................. & Yoga Experience in the Galleries
You Got Older Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 5:30-7pm
Festival | Program II, Schuberts Cello & Nicholas Phan ONGOING FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Feb 8: Mufaros Beautiful Daughters
Oysters & Bubbles at Muscardini Cellars www.svma.org, 707-939-7862
Mar 5: Mir Quartet Feb 11: Johnny Mathis .................................................................................................................
with Anne-Marie McDermott, piano Kenwood, 1-5pm The Voice of Romance Tour 2017
707-933-9305, www.muscardinicellars.com Feb 13: The Press Democrat
 FEBRUARY 10-12
Mar 11: Brad Mehldau Three Pieces After Bach ................................................................................................................. VALENTINE WEEKEND ESCAPE
Mar 12: Akademie Fr Alte Musik Berlin Sonoma Country Women in Conversation Mazzocco Winery
Mar 19: Haochen Zhang, piano FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Feb 15: RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
Pizza & Bocce at Comstock Wines Healdsburg, www.mazzocco.com, 707-433-3399
Mar 24: Arturo Sandoval, Feb 19: Symphony Pops, Ann Hampton Callaway Sings .................................................................................................................
Healdsburg, 4-6pm, $25 The Great American Songbook
Pancho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band  FEBRUARY 10, 24
www.comstockwines.com, 707-723-3011 Feb 23: Experience Hendrix
Apr 2: Brasil Guitar Duo ................................................................................................................. INN AT THE TIDES
Feb 24-25: Hay Fever Tides Wharf Restaurant Crab Feed
Apr 7: Kalpana A film by Uday Shankar ONGOING SATURDAYS Feb 26: The Spirit of Us
Apr 8: Leela Dance Bodega, 5-9pm, $59.95 + tax & gratuity
................................................................................................................. Saturday Night Jive Mar 3-5: Hay Fever www.innatthetides.com, 707-875-3652, RSVP
Live music every Saturday, 6-9pm Mar 3-5: North Bay Stage Company .................................................................................................................
ONGOING Spicy Vines, Healdsburg Spring Dance Festival
Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern FEBRUARY 10-12, 17-19
www.spicycines.com, 707-927-1065 Mar 31: An Evening with Neil Gaiman One Stone
Sebastopol, www.hopmonk.com, 707-829-7300 ................................................................................................................. Mar 10-12, 17-19, 24-26: Left Edge Theatre
Feb 3: Anthony Presti Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma
SECOND & FOURTH SUNDAYS presents Race www.cinnabartheater.org, 707-763-8920
Feb 4: Sol Horizon & The Bloodstones Yoga at Comstock Wines Mar 11-12: Transcendence Theatre Company presents .................................................................................................................
Feb 10: Planet Cabbage Healdsburg, 9:30-11am, $25 Best of Broadway Under the Stars FEBRUARY 10-14
Feb 11: Whole Lotta Love V www.comstockwines.com, 707-723-3011 Mar 29: An Evening with Graham Nash Valentines Weekend Cookie & Wine Pairing Experience
Feb 15: Songwriters-in-the-Round ................................................................................................................. Mar 30: Peppa Pig Live! The Adobe, Three Sticks Winery, Sonoma
Feb 16: ALO & Rabbit Wilde .................................................................................................................
EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY www.threestickswines.com, 10am-6pm
Feb 17: Girls & Boys & Sharkmouth Santa Rosa Original Farmers Market ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 2 .................................................................................................................
Feb 18: Spark and Whisper & Miss Moonshine Santa Rosa Veterans Building parking lot Eye of the Beholder The Sculpture  FEBRUARY 11
Feb 23: Alejandro Escovedo 8:30am-noon, 707-522-8629 & Early Prints of Nathan Oliveira LEDSON WINERY
Feb 24: Marshall House Project & Soluzion ................................................................................................................. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma Love at Frist Sip Valentines Day Party
Feb 25: Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough EVERY FRIDAY MORNING www.svma.org, 707-939-7862 Kenwood, www.ledsonwinery.com, 707-537-3810
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Mar 1: Dirtwire Sonoma Valley Farmers Market
Mar 3: The Garcia Project Depot Park, Sonoma, 9am-noon, 707-538-7023 ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 2  FEBRUARY 11
................................................................................................................. Graphic Knowledge: The Prints of Karl Kasten 6TH ANNUAL SWEET 116
Mar 4: The Dixie Giants Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma
Mar 10: Walter Trout  ONGOING SUNDAYS Taste Route 116
www.svma.org, 707-939-7862 Visit participating wineries along Route 116!
Mar 11: Dusty Green Bones Band SAUSAGE & SUDS .................................................................................................................
Mar 17: Tempest Enoteca Della Santina www.tasteroute116.com, $40, $35/members, $10/DD
ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 17 .................................................................................................................
Mar 18: Groove Session Sonoma, 5pm Mix Exhibition
Mar 25: The Sam Chase www.enotecadellasantina.com, 707-938-4200 Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery, Cloverdale
 FEBRUARY 11
................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. KORBEL CHAMPAGNE CELLARS
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org, 707-894-8500 Valentines Day in Vineland
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Guerneville, $80/members, $90
FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, 22 www.korbel.com, 707-824-7316, 5:30-8:30pm
Kids Class: Art for Littles 101 .................................................................................................................
Instructor: Dianne Aoki  FEBRUARY 11
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, Ages 5-6 MATRIX WINERY
www.svma.org, 707-939-7862, 2:30-3:30pm For the Love of Gold
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Matrix Winery, Healdsburg
FEBRUARY 2 www.matrixwinery.com, 888-884-1288
The Jazz Club First Thursday: .................................................................................................................
Paul McCandless with the Charged Particles FEBRUARY 11
Cloverdale Arts Alliance, Cloverdale, 7:30pm Fall in Love with Matanzas Creek Winery
www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org, 707-894-8500 Santa Rosa, 5-7pm, 707-528-6464
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www.matanzascreek.com
FEBRUARY 3 .................................................................................................................
5th Annual Black History Month FEBRUARY 11
Jazz Concert & Exhibit Reception The Blues Session
Petaluma Museum, Petaluma, 6:30pm Cloverdale Arts Alliance, Cloverdale, 7:30-9:30pm
www.petalumamuseum.com, 707-778-4398 www.cloverdaleartsalliance.org, 707-894-8500
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FEBRUARY 4 FEBRUARY 11
Workshop: Kitchen Garden Series Valentines Day Reception & Dinner
with the American Garden School Course II Seghesio Winery Cellar, Healdsburg, 6pm
Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, 2-5pm, $125 www.seghesio.com, 707-433-3579
www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433 .................................................................................................................
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FEBRUARY 5, 12 Valentines Dinner with Pt. Reyes Cheese Company
Poetry & Printmaking Dessert Tasting
Artist Instructors: Indigo Moor & Dianne Aoki Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 1-4pm $120/members, $150
www.svma.org, 707-939-7862 www.sonomacutrer.com, 877-797-3489, 5-9pm
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FEBRUARY 11 FEBRUARY 11-12 FEBRUARY 14  FEBRUARY 17-20
Salute Italia Valentines Weekend A Romantic Tribute to Stevie Wonder CHATEAU ST. JEAN WINERY
Amphora Wines, Healdsburg, 12-3pm B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen, 800-330-4064 Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma Presidents Day Case Sale
www.amphorawines.com, 707-431-7767 .................................................................................................................
www.cinnabartheater.org, 707-763-8920 Kenwood, www.chateaustjean.com, 707-257-5784
................................................................................................................. FEBRUARY 11-12 ................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
FEBRUARY 11 Valentines Day Weekend FEBRUARY 14
Imagery Estate Winery, Glen Ellen, 10am-5:30pm FEBRUARY 19
Water on the Edge: A Biodynamic Workshop Valentines Winery Dinner Knife Skills Workshop
Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, 1-2:30pm, $15 www.imagerywinery.com, 800-989-8890
................................................................................................................. St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, 1-2:30pm, $30
www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433 6:30pm, $208.31, $166.65/members www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433
................................................................................................................. FEBRUARY 11-12
Dan Landis Olive Odyssey www.stfranciswinery.com, 888-675-WINE .................................................................................................................
FEBRUARY 11 .................................................................................................................
Give Me Shelter Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Sonoma, 11am-4pm FEBRUARY 24-26
www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575, free FEBRUARY 16 24th Annual Santa Rosa Tattoos & Blues
Benefit for Healdsburg Center for Animals .................................................................................................................
Villa Chanticleer, Healdsburg, 6-9pm, $125 Supper: Taste of Place with Arnot-Roberts Blues music, tattooing & exciting entertainment.
www.sonomahumane.org FEBRUARY 12 Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, 6-9pm, $115 Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa
................................................................................................................. Valentines Chocolate Truffle Workshop www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433 www.santarosatattoosandblues.com, 800-848-8300
Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, 1-3pm, $65 ................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
 FEBRUARY 11 www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433
GLORIA FERRER WINERY .................................................................................................................
 FEBRUARY 17 FEBRUARY 25
An Intimate Dinner with Our Winemaker INN AT THE TIDES Eighth Street Wineries of Sonoma Annual Open House
FEBRUARY 14 Winemaker Dinner Series: Jessup Cellars 21692 & 21481 Eighth St. East, Sonoma
Sonoma, 6:30-9:30pm, Wine Club Exclusive Valentines Day
www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256 Bay View Restaurant, Bodega, 7pm 12-4pm, $40/adv, $45
Sweet Ros Champagne paired with chocolate!
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Korbel, Guerneville, 10am-4:30pm $104 + tax & gratuity www.eighthstreetwineries.com, 707-939-3930
www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788, RSVP .................................................................................................................
 FEBRUARY 11-12 www.korbel.com, 707-824-7316
SEBASTIANI WINERY ................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. FEBRUARY 25
Celebrate Love Weekend FEBRUARY 14 FEBRUARY 17 Healthy Roots, Happy Trees
Special wines paired with chocolate treats! Valentines Day Concert An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood Bare Root Tree Planting Workshop
Sonoma, 10am-5pm Petaluma Museum, Petaluma, 6pm Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, 7:30pm, $45 Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, 1-2:30pm, $35
www.sebastini.com, 707-933-3230 www.petalumamuseum.com, 707-778-4398 www.gunbun.com, 866-467-9475 www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433
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FEBRUARY 26 MARCH 16  FEBRUARY 3-4  FEBRUARY 23-25


Pizza in the Piazza Thao (Of The Get Down Stay Down) TWIN PINE CASINO ZINFANDEL EXPERIENCE (ZINEX) 2017
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Sonoma, 12-3pm Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, $35 Live Entertainment: Ray Reynolds Jr. Pier 27, San Francisco, Check website for details
www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575 www.gunbun.com, 866-467-9475, 7:30-10:30pm Middletown, 9pm-1:30am www.ZinfandelExperience.com
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www.twinpine.com, 707-987-1257 .................................................................................................................
FEBRUARY 27  MARCH 17 .................................................................................................................
MARCH 21
The Envelope Please Oscar Night Gala INN AT THE TIDES FEBRUARY 4 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Tasting & Dinner
Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, 4pm Winemaker Dinner Series: Terri Clark
Sonoma Coast Vineyards With Rob Davis, Winemaker
www.pca.tv, 707-773-3190 Coyote Valley Casino, Redwood Valley, 8-11pm Jordan Vineyard Alexander Valley
................................................................................................................. Bay View Restaurant, Bodega, $99 + tax & gratuity www.coyotevalleycasino.com, 707-485-0700
7pm, www.innatthetides.com, 800-541-7788, RSVP ................................................................................................................. Taj Campton Place, San Francisco
FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH (MARCH-OCTOBER) ................................................................................................................. www.camptonplacesf.com, 415-955-5574

Marin County
Adults at Play FEBRUARY 4 .................................................................................................................
Roth Estate Winery, Healdsburg, 4-7pm MARCH 17 11th Annual Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser
www.rothwinery.com, 707-836-7030 Cave Series Dinner Mt. Konocti Winery & Event Center, Kelseyville
Buena Vista Winery, Sonoma, 6-9pm .................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. www.mtkonoctiwines.com, 707-279-4213, 12-4pm
www.buenavistawinery.com, 800-325-2764 ................................................................................................................. ONGOING
MARCH 2 .................................................................................................................
Yoga & the Creative Mind: An Art Viewing FEBRUARY 4 Live Shows at Hopmonk Tavern
& Yoga Experience in the Galleries  MARCH 18-19 11th Annual Wine & Chocolate Novato, 415-892-6200, www.hopmonk.com
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 5:30-7pm
SAVOR SONOMA VALLEY Mt. Konocti Winery, Kelseyville, 12-4pm Feb 2: 33 1/3 Mile Showcase
Heart of Sonoma Valley www.mtkonoctiwines.com, 707-279-4213 Feb 3: Neon Velvet
www.svma.org, 707-939-7862 Visit participating wineries! .................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. Feb 11: The B Sharp Blues Band
www.heartofsonomavalley.com FEBRUARY 4 Feb 14: Cabaret DAmour featuring Moana Diamond
MARCH 2 .................................................................................................................
Talk: Luminarias Lantern Festival Feb 17: Pop Fiction
MARCH 24-26 Ukiah Main Street, Ukiah, 2-5pm Feb 18: Dave Monterey
Features Rock Journalist Sylvie Simmons California Artisan Cheese Festival www.visitmendocino.com
Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma ................................................................................................................. Feb 25: The Brian Travis Band
www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433 Mar 10: The Killer Queens

Alameda County
www.artisancheesefestival.com FEBRUARY 5 .................................................................................................................
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Caspar Movies + Games
 MARCH 3-5, 10-12 MARCH 25 Caspar Community Center, Caspar, 4:30-9pm ................................................................................................................
40TH ANNIVERSARY BARREL TASTING WEEKENDS Harvest Hike www.casparcommons.org, 707-964-4997
Wine Road Northern Sonoma County Seghesio Home Ranch, Healdsburg, 10am ................................................................................................................. ONGOING TUESDAYS
Visit participating wineries! www.seghesio.com, 707-433-3579  FEBRUARY 10 Trivia Tuesday with Hostess Nicole Farar-Bridges
11am-4pm, $50/weekend, $40/Sunday, $5/DD ................................................................................................................. Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland
TWIN PINE CASINO
www.wineroad.com MARCH 26 Live Entertainment: Taryn Cross www.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINS
................................................................................................................. American Garden School: The New California Garden .................................................................................................................
Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, 10am-3:30pm Middletown, 9pm-1:30am
 MARCH 4, 11 www.cornerstonesonoma.com www.twinpine.com, 707-987-1257 ONGOING FRIDAYS
GLORIA FERRER .................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. Foodie Fridays
Annual Lobster Feed Club Exclusive FEBRUARY 10 Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 4pm
MARCH 26 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINS
Sonoma, 6:30-9:30pm, $115/members Pizza in the Piazza Lights Out Tribute to Frankie Valli
www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256 Coyote Valley Casino, Redwood Valley, 8-10pm .................................................................................................................
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Sonoma, 12-3pm
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www.jacuzziwines.com, 707-931-7575 www.coyotevalleycasino.com, 707-485-0700 SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
MARCH 4 ................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. Jack of All Trades Fairs
Spring Shrub Workshop MARCH 26  FEBRUARY 11 Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 5pm
Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, 1-2:30pm, $65 Natural Color Workshop with Sasha Duerr TWIN PINE CASINO www.rosenblumcellars.com, 877-GR8-ZINS
www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433 Healdsburg SHED, Healdsburg, 1-4pm, $95 Live Entertainment: Ranell Carpenter .................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433 Middletown, 9pm-1:30am FEBRUARY 16
MARCH 4, 11 ................................................................................................................. www.twinpine.com, 707-987-1257 Hey Girl! Bingo! With Shelix
Figurative Ceramic Sculpture .................................................................................................................
MARCH 29 APRIL 2 Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 6-7:30pm
Artist Instructor: Dianne Aoki 20th Sonoma International Film Festival FEBRUARY 11 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-601-2200
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, 9am-12pm Over 100 hand-selected films in intimate venues. Valentines Dinner & Room .................................................................................................................
www.svma.org, 707-939-7862 Various locations in downtown Sonoma. The Westport Hotel & Old Abalone Pub, Westport FEBRUARY 17
................................................................................................................. www.sonomafilmfest.org, Check website for details. www.westporthotel.us Karaoke 3rd Fridays
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MARCH 4 Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 6-8:30pm
Terrarium Making & Wine Tasting  APRIL 22  FEBRUARY 17-18 www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-601-2200
Cornerstone Sonoma, Sonoma, 11:30am-1pm GLORIA FERRER TWIN PINE CASINO .................................................................................................................
www.cornerstonesonoma.com Bubbles & Blooms Festival Live Entertainment: Josh Budro
................................................................................................................. Sonoma, 12-4pm, $65, $55 & $60/members Middletown, 9pm-1:30am MARCH 17
www.gloriaferrer.com, 707-996-7256 www.twinpine.com, 707-987-1257 Karaoke 3rd Fridays
 MARCH 10, 24 ................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. Rosenblum Cellars, Oakland, 6-8:30pm
INN AT THE TIDES www.rosenblumcellars.com, 510-601-2200
 FEBRUARY 24-25
Livermore
Tides Wharf Restaurant Crab Feed  APRIL 29-30 .................................................................................................................
Bodega, 5-9pm, $59.95 + tax & gratuity 28th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley TWIN PINE CASINO
www.innatthetides.com, 707-875-3652, RSVP Visit participating wineries. 11am-4:30pm Live Entertainment: Aqua Nett
www.drycreekvally.org, 707-433-3031 ................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. Middletown, 9pm-1:30am

Lake/Mendocino
................................................................................................................. www.twinpine.com, 707-987-1257 ONGOING
MARCH 11 ................................................................................................................. Bankhead Theatre
Workshop: Culinary Adventures
Foraging with Chef Perry FEBRUARY 25-26 Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore
Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg, 11am-2pm, $12 International Alsace Varietals Festival www.livermoreperformingarts.org, 925-373-6800
www.healdsburgshed.com, 707-431-7433 FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association Feb 4: New Orleans Bash
................................................................................................................. First Friday Fling Various events & locations, check website for details. Feb 4: Journey to Broadway
MARCH 8 Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 5:30-8pm www.avwines.com, 707-321-4024 Feb 7: Russian National Ballet Theatre
www.lakecountyartscouncil.com ................................................................................................................. Feb 10: COLE starring Michael Griffiths
Wines Night Out: Wine Madness! .................................................................................................................
Flamingo Resort Hotel, Santa Rosa6-8pm, $20 MARCH 4-5 Feb 11: Aspen Trio/Bryan Young
www.valleyofthewine.com, info@valleyofthewine.com EVERY SECOND SATURDAY Mendocino Whale Festival Feb 12: LIV ON, Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen
................................................................................................................. Wine & Food Pairings at McNab Ridge Tasting Room Various events & locations in Mendocino. Chapman, Amy Sky
Hopland, 10am-5pm www.visitmendocino.com Feb 17: The Chieftains
 MARCH 11

Bay Area
www.mcnabridge.com, 707-744-1986 .................................................................................................................
DOMAINE CARNEROS ................................................................................................................. Feb 19: International Guitar Night
................................................................................................................
Ramekins Demonstration Cooking Class FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
with Wine Pairing First Friday Fling ONGOING FRIDAY-SUNDAY

San Francisco
Ramekins, Sonoma Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 5:30-8pm ................................................................................................................. Live Music at The Winemakers Pour House
Wine Club Member Event, 11am-2pm www.lakecountyartscouncil.com Livermore, 925-215-2656
www.domainecarneros.com, 707-257-0101, RSVP ................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. www.winemakerspourhouse.com
................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................
 FEBRUARY 2 FEBRUARY 10-19
MARCH 15 TWIN PINE CASINO SF Beer Week 2017 FEBRUARY 4
Black Mountain Live Entertainment: Thursday Comedy Night San Francisco Brewers Guild 2013 Fat Boy Release
Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, $33.50 Middletown, 7-8:30pm, free Various events & locations in San Francisco. Mitchell Katz Winery, Pleasanton, 12-5pm
www.gunbun.com, 866-467-9475, 7:30-10:30pm www.twinpine.com, 707-987-1257 www.sfbeerweek.org, Check website for details. www.mitchellkatzwinery.com, 925-454-9463
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Santa Clara, Santa Cruz


& Monterey Counties
FEBRUARY 4 FEBRUARY 3-4, 10, 17-18, 24-25 FEBRUARY 18
Great Wine with Cheese Pairings Farce of Habit Sweetheart Saturday
Les Chenes Estate Vineyards, Livermore, 12-4:30pm Pintello Comedy Theater, Gilroy Fortino Winery, Gilroy, 1-3pm
www.leschenesvines.com, 925-373-1662, $5 pintello@charter.net, 408-337-1599 www.fortinowinery.com, 408-842-3305
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ONGOING FEBRUARY 3-5, 10-12, 17-18 FEBRUARY 19
FEBRUARY 10 Live at Golden State Theatre The Country House Sunday Funday: Katie Garibaldi
Wine & Chocolate Pairing Monterey, 831-372-3800 Limelight Actors Theater Byington Vineyard & Winery, Los Gatos
Page Mill Winery, Livermore, 7pm, $20, $15/members www.goldenstatetheatre.com Gilroy Center for the Arts, Gilroy www.byington.com, 408-354-1111, 2-4pm
www.PageMillWinery.com, 925-456-7676 Feb 16: Live Nation Presents Brian Regan www.limelightactorstheater.com, 408-472-3292 .................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. Mar 10: The Beach Boys .................................................................................................................  FEBRUARY 22
FEBRUARY 11 Mar 25: In the Mood 1940s Big Band Music Review FEBRUARY 4 PLANT NITE!
Romance, Wine & Chocolate Mar 30: (((folkYEAH))) & KPIG presents After Dark Dance Party Guglielmo Winery
Enjoy 5 wine & dessert pairings. Younder Mountain String Band & The Lil Smokies Clos LaChance Wines, San Martin Morgan Hill, 6:30pm
................................................................................................................ www.clos.com, 800-487-9463, 5pm www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145
Wente Vineyards, Livermore, ONGOING ................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
12pm & 3:30pm, $45/member, $50 Sunset Cultural Center-Carmel FEBRUARY 5 FEBRUARY 22
www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2424 Carmel, www.sunsetcenter.com, 831-620-2048 Sunday Funday: Katie Garibaldi Pinot Noir: An Introduction
................................................................................................................. Feb 3: Rufus Wainwright Byington Vineyard & Winery, Los Gatos Bargetto Monterey Tasting Room, Monterey
FEBRUARY 11-12 Feb 8: The Summit The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 www.byington.com, 408-354-1111, 2-4pm 6-7pm, $20, $10/members
Feb 12: Carmel Music Society, Frederica von Stade, ................................................................................................................. www.bargetto.com, 831-373-4053
Wine & Chocolate Weekend
Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, 11am-4:30pm mezzo-soprano & Jake Heggie, piano FEBRUARY 8 .................................................................................................................
www.concannonvineyard.com, 925-456-2505, $5 Feb 15: Shaolin Warriors Wine Tasting Basics FEBRUARY 22
................................................................................................................. Feb 18-19: The Monterey Symphony Brahms Bargetto Monterey Tasting Room, Monterey, 6-7pm A Pairing of Wine & Cheese
Symphony No. 3 & the Sibelius Violin Concerto www.bargetto.com, 831-373-4053, $20, $10/members Bargetto Monterey Tasting Room, Monterey
FEBRUARY 11 Feb 23: The Chieftains ................................................................................................................. 6-7pm, $20, $10/members
Wine & Tango Feb 25: Daedalus String Quartet FEBRUARY 9 www.bargetto.com, 831-373-4053
Ehrenberg Cellars, Livermore, 8-11pm presented by Chamber Music Monterey Bay Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist .................................................................................................................
www.ehrenbergcellars.com, 925-418-8774 Feb 26: Youth Music Monterey County Presents Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, 6-7:30pm FEBRUARY 26
................................................................................................................. Exoticism in Music www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477x101 Sunday Funday: Lucas Gordon
Mar 2: The Best of Second City ................................................................................................................. Byington Vineyard & Winery, Los Gatos
FEBRUARY 14
Cuda Ridge Valentines Day Mar 10: Whos Bad The Ultimate FEBRUARY 9 APRIL 10 www.byington.com, 408-354-1111, 2-4pm
Michael Jackson Experience Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist .................................................................................................................
Bordeaux Style Winemaker Dinner Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey
Mar 11: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt MARCH 3
Purple Orchid Resort & Spa, Livermore, 6:30-9pm Mar 12: Carmel Music Society www.montereyart.org, 831-372-5477x101 First Friday & Pacific Grove Art Center
www.CudaRidgeWines.com, 925-606-8855, $125 Jean-Philippe Collard, piano ................................................................................................................. Gala Opening Night
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Mar 18-19: The Monterey Symphony  FEBRUARY 11 Pacific Grove, 6-9pm
FEBRUARY 14 Romeo & Juliet & West Side Story J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE www.firstfridaypacificgrove.org, 831-655-9775
Valentines Day Dinner in the Barrel Room Mar 24-25: Smuin Ballets Dance Series Wine & Chocolate Dating Game .................................................................................................................
McGrail Vineyards, Livermore, 6pm or 8pm seating Mar 26: Bla Fleck & Abigail Washburn San Jose, 7-9pm, $20 MARCH 4
www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717, $85 Mar 31: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players www.jlohr.com, 408-918-2195 Rain Coats & Rubber Boots
................................................................................................................. Ive Got a Little Twist ................................................................................................................. Henry W. Coe State Park, Gilroy
................................................................................................................  FEBRUARY 11 10:30am-2:30pm
FEBRUARY 18 www.coepark.net, 408-683-2247
Triple Chocolate Fondue Fountains
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH VALENTINES DINNER
Wharf Walks at Old Fishermans Wharf Guglielmo Winery .................................................................................................................
Paired with Library Cabernets with Tim Thomas Morgan Hill, 5:30pm, $75 MARCH 16-19
McGrail Vineyards, Livermore Monterey, 10am-noon, $20, $15/kids www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145 Relais & Chteaux Gourmetfest
$30, $20/member, 1-4pm www.montereywharf.com, 831-521-3304 ................................................................................................................. Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831-622-5909
www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717 ...................................................................................................................  FEBRUARY 11 www.gourmetfestcarmel.com
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THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH GUGLIELMO WINERY
FEBRUARY 18-19 Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours Bottle Your Own Red Wine #55  MARCH 17-19
10th Annual Wines, Vines & Valentines Old Monterey Foundation, 10am-noon Morgan Hill, 10am-3pm, $6/bottle SPRING PASSPORT
Cuda Ridge Wines, Livermore www.monterey.org, 831-521-3304, $20, $15/kids www.guglielmowinery.com, 408-779-2145 Santa Clara Valley Wines
................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................. Visit participating wineries! $45
12-4:30pm, $10, free/members

Solano County
FEBRUARY 3-5, 10-12, 17-18  FEBRUARY 11 www.santaclarawines.com
www.CudaRidgeWines.com, 510-304-0914 The Country House - Limelight Actors Theater VALENTINES PASSPORT .................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. Gilroy Center for the Arts, Gilroy River Road Wine Trail
FEBRUARY 23 www.limelightactorstheater.com, 408-472-3292 Visit participating wineries in the Santa Lucia Highlands.

Suisun Valley
The Chefs Table: Jorge Tinoco, Wine Director .................................................................................................................
www.riverroadwinetrail.com, 11am-4pm, $50, $25/DD ...........................................................................................................
Enjoy 3 course dinner in The Cellar. THURSDAY NIGHTS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH .................................................................................................................
Wente Vineyards, Livermore Winter Music Series FEBRUARY 11 ...........................................................................................................
6-8:30pm, $75/member, $80 Bargetto Winery, Soquel, 6-8pm Fungus Fun Hike FEBRUARY 11-12
www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2424 www.bargetto.com, 831-475-2258 Henry W. Coe State Park, Gilroy Valentines Weekend
................................................................................................................. Feb 2: Stormin Norman www.coepark.net, 408-683-2247, 9:30am-1:30pm Wooden Valley Winery, Suisun Valley, 12-3pm
Feb 9: Tsunami Light ................................................................................................................. www.woodenvalley.com, 707-864-0730
FEBRUARY 25-26 Feb 16: Joint Chiefs .................................................................................................................
Put a Cork In It! Bottle Your Own
 FEBRUARY 12
Feb 23: Nora Cruz J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE FEBRUARY 18
Cedar Mountain Winery, Livermore, 12-4pm Mar 2: Beach Cowboys Valentines Day Lunch & Chocolate Pairing Vezer Dog Walk
www.cedarmountainwinery.com, 925-373-6636 Mar 9: Flashbacks San Jose, 11:30am-1:30pm, $50 Mankas Corner Gardens, Suisun Valley
................................................................................................................. Mar 16: Scott Cooper & The Barrel Makers www.jlohr.com, 408-918-2195 www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-429-3958
MARCH 4 Mar 23: Beat Street ................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
Hands-On Wine Blending Camp with Mark Clarin Mar 30: Doh Bros FEBRUARY 12 MARCH 18
................................................................................................................. Karaoke & Fire Pit Party
McGrail Vineyards, Livermore Sunday Funday: Vintage Noise
FEBRUARY 3 Byington Vineyard & Winery, Los Gatos Blue Victorian Barrel Room, Suisun Valley
11am-1pm, $55, $40/member First Friday www.vezerfamilyvineyard.com, 707-429-3958
www.byington.com, 408-354-1111, 2-4pm
www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717 Pacific Grove, 6-9pm ................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................
................................................................................................................. www.firstfridaypacificgrove.org, 831-655-9775
MARCH 5 .................................................................................................................
Artist Reception: Pastels by Linda Beach FEBRUARY 3
Wente Vineyards, Livermore, 1-3pm Under the Tuscan Moon A Culinary journey at Pppoli
www.wentevineyards.com, 925-456-2305 Pebble Beach, 6-10pm, www.pebblebeach.com, 831- Check the website for many more events:
................................................................................................................. 647-7490 www.winecountrythisweek.com
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MARCH 28
Yoga & Wine Barrel Room Series
 FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24 Email Your Events to cathy@WineCountryThisWeek.com
J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINE For best results, send your emails at least 6 to 8 weeks
McGrail Vineyards, Livermore Wine & Cheese Perfect Pairings
6:30-8:30pm, $30, $25/member San Jose, 5:30-8:30pm, $15 prior to the date of your event.
www.mcgrailvineyards.com, 925-215-0717 www.jlohr.com, 408-918-2195
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Huge Bear Wines
Some folks think wine tasting is an experience that requires sophistication and, well, a tad bit
of snobbery. Wrong. Particularly if youre headed up to the Napa Valley and the quaint town of
Calistoga during the month of February. All you need to bring with you is a sense of humor and
an appetite for great wine and lighthearted frivolity. What better means of celebrating the arrival
of our long-awaited rains than a salute to wine and whimsy? Of course, in Calistoga, you can also
add a dip in the hot springs to chase away the winter chills and dispatch your grey sky gloom.
Huge Bear Wines will be honoring their second anniversary with a fun-filled weekend of
laughter and great wine. This isnt your typical swirl and sip soiree. Theyve got some plans to
help you enjoy your wine country experience in a few very unique ways. A host of games and
opportunities to win prizes await you. Know your trivia? Good at counting corks? Feeling lucky
at a wheel of prizes? Plan on a visit to Huge Bear over Presidents Day weekend, from February
17th through the 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and join in on the fun. You can also score
some fabulous discounts on their award-winning wines while enjoying one of the most congenial
tasting rooms in the Napa Valley.
No one is looking forward to the event more than the staff of Huge Bear Wines. With the
winemaking team lending their talent for game show hosting, the tasting room staff is ready to
award visitors with chocolates and various prizes for their winning answers.
But dont just come for the festivities. Huge Bear Wines offers history buffs an opportunity to
experience the Wild West flavor of the regions origins. Few wine tasting experiences present a
better sense of the past than Huge Bear Wines, located in the historic Calistoga National Bank
building. The setting is a perfect match for the handcrafted wines they produce.
Founded by the owners of Knights Bridge Winery, the Huge Bear namesake comes from an
early twentieth-century newspaper article chronicling a local grizzly bear who repeatedly
harassed a Knights Valley Justice of the Peace in the early 1900s. The bear, apparently having little
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Private, Seated Tastings


of limited production
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
INSIDE THE VAULT
of the
SECOND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Historic Calistoga National Bank Building
PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND FEBRUARY 18-20 BUILT IN 1909
WINE DISCOUNTS GAMES, PRIZES
1373 LINCOLN AVENUE, CALISTOGA, CA 94515 | (707) 341-3414 Wine & Cheese Tasting
$35 per person
Food & Wine pairing
$55 per person
regard for the judicial branch of the government, made frequent raids on
the mans pantry and was never apprehended for his misdeeds. His rogue Reservations required; available for groups of 8 or less.
nature proved to be motivational for organizers of the Bear Flag Revolt
and earned him a place of honor on the Bear Flag, created to represent
the short-lived Independent Republic of California. Today, the winery
channels this story of unbridled, unstoppable self-direction into its
releases.
Huge Bear Wines further represents the rascally bear by adorning
their wines with a whimsical label adapted from Lynd Wards classic
Caldecott Medal-winning book, The Biggest Bear. While the owners of
the Huge Bear Wines eschew pretentiousness, dont let the lighthearted
approach give you the impression that Huge Bear wines are anything but
seriously delicious. The winery currently produces Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Ros, Sauvignon Blanc and a red blend called
Ursa Gigantes, with a Napa Valley Cabernet Franc rounding out the
offerings, many of which have garnered 90+ scores from Connoisseurs
Guide and Wine Enthusiast. Huge Bear has gained the attention of wine
enthusiasts worldwide. >> By RONDA GIANGRECO

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Charles Rogers
Crystalyn Hoffman, Co-Founder, Managing Director and Mistress of Spice
Doug Hackett, Just the Winemaker and Toni Andrews, Partner

Spicy Vines
If you think the name is intriguing, try a visit to the
Spicy Vines tasting room and wine lounge in downtown
Healdsburg. Here you will discover a boutique winery with
an insatiable spirit of fun and a knack for making
outstanding wines and memorable experiences.
In the last year alone, Spicy Vines earned 18 best of class,
gold and double gold medals and 90+ point ratings. Staple
wines include, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Ros,
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and a flagship Spiced Wine.
Other current varietals such as a Nouveau Pinot Noir,
Barbera, Carignane and Counoise are some exciting
additions.
Wine is not the only beverage served at Spicy Vines. In
fact, craft wine cocktails are served daily, including a
summer favorite a house-made sangria. Gourmet small
441 Healdsburg Avenue in Healdsburg
bites, such as charcuterie are also made fresh daily using
Open Sunday to Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. locally sourced ingredients.
Thursday and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The tasting room can be described as warm, inviting and
Live music is played on Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with acoustical sets chic. Guests are invited to lounge in comfy couches and sit
ranging from Blues, Brass, Jazz, Vintage Rock, Americana, to Bluegrass. outside on the patio to be served. A private barrel room in
To get more information on Spicy Vines, calendared events or to join the mailing list, the back is used for events, barrel tastings and wine
visit www.spicyvines.com and get connected on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. blending classes.
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Tasting Experience
The menu at Spicy Vines offers a truly boutique wine tasting experience. All wines span from esteemed
vineyard sites in the Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak, Mendocino,
Carneros and Sierra Foothill regions. To round out the whole tasting experience, the menu also includes a
list of craft wine cocktails and farm-to-table small bites.

Saturday Night Jive


Saturday Night Jive is an intimate live music experience every Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., where
guests are invited to lounge, listen to live music and sip on wines by the glass and bottle with no cover
charge. Small bites are served throughout the evening. Guests can reserve a personalized artisan pizza
dinner at least 24 hours in advance with the Saturday Night Jive Dinner Experience. Each 12" pizza is a flat
fee of $20. Call (707) 927-1065 or email with your pizza and topping requests. Please also let them know
what time you will be arriving on Saturday so your pizza is warm and ready.
February 4: The Beautiful Questions March 4: Big Two (Barrel Tasting Weekend)
February 11: Adam Lieb March 11: Jeff Bordes (Barrel Tasting Weekend)
Just as eclectic as ones experience at Spicy February 18: Brother Sara March 18: Adam Lieb
Vines, is the team behind it. Seasoned February 25: PA Furnace March 25: Two Lions Band
winemaker, Doug Hackett, also known as
Dougie Fresh, brings his own flair to the
equation. With a minimalist winemaking
style, Doug prides himself on shepherding
wines and never controlling them, always
allowing them to develop into the best that
they can be.
The driving force behind the brand is its
tenacious young entrepreneur and Co-
Founder, Crystalyn Hoffman, who at the age
of 24 started Spicy Vines on a bet that led to
her to create a modern-day spiced wine
inspired by her German heritage. In 2015,
Toni Andrews and husband Ronald Andrews,
a Southern wine-loving duo were drawn to
the inventive spirit of the company and
became instrumental to its growth. The primitive contemporary art of featured artist Reds Regan brings vibrancy to the tasting room. See more at RedsFineArt.com

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Chef Charlie Palmer Announces Pigs & Pinot Chef and Winemaker Roster
The 12th Annual Pigs & Pinot event features culinary and wine
experts from around the world with the goal of surpassing
one million dollars raised for Share Our Strengths No Kid Hungry
Campaign and local Sonoma County charities
From Friday, March 17 to Saturday, March 18, Chef Charlie
Palmer will take over wine country with top food and wine talent by
his side for the 12th Annual Pigs & Pinot weekend sponsored in part
by Visa Signature and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and DCS
Appliances. In 2016, the event raised more than $180,000 for its
charity partners and in 2017 the organization aims to surpass one
million dollars raised for No Kid Hungry and Sonoma County
charities and community organizations.
Held at the award-winning Hotel Healdsburg and its acclaimed
The 2017 Pigs & Pinot Weekend Line-Up
restaurant, Dry Creek Kitchen located in serene Healdsburg where Friday, March 17, 2017:
the celebrated appellations of Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley Taste of Pigs & Pinot; 6:30-9:00 p.m.
and Russian River Valley converge this charitable celebration has Friday evenings kickoff event is the lively Taste of Pigs & Pinot
become a coveted ticket amongst pork and wine enthusiasts eager to where guests sample 60 highly acclaimed Pinot Noir wines competing
experience the creations of more than 60 wineries and 20 chefs who in the Pinot Cup competition, both from Sonoma County and
showcase their talents each year. around the world. Two Ros wines will be offered in addition to the
lineup of Pinot Noirs treating guests to a white wine twist on Pinot
In addition to Chef Charlie Palmer and Dry Creek Kitchen
Noir. Tastings are served alongside a variety of pork dishes, including
Executive Chef Scott Romano, this years participating Gala Chefs
homemade sausages, charcuterie, grilled pork, pts and other special
are: David Burke, chef/owner Tavern62 by David Burke; Nancy
creations from Chef Palmer and Dry Creek Kitchen, visiting celebrity
Silverton, chef/co-owner Mozza Restaurant Group; Mike Isabella, chefs and local Healdsburg restaurants.
chef/owner Mike Isabella Concepts; and Bryan Voltaggio,
Saturday, March 18, 2017
chef/owner VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal, RANGE and AGGIO.
Tournament of the Pig; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The 2017 Gala Pinot Noir Winemakers are Aubert Lefas, Domaine
Pigs & Pinot celebrity guest chefs will be divided into two talent-
Lejeune; Michael Browne, Kosta Browne; Daniel J. OConnell,
packed teams. Charlie Palmer and actor/comedian Mario Cantone
OConnell Vineyards; Lynn Penner-Ash, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars; will host this iron-chef style competition so guests can once again
and Ben Cane, Westwood Estate Wines. Partnering with Spoonbars expect some lively commentary! The two teams will be given a whole
co-executive chefs Casey and Patrick Van Voorhis for Saturday pig, courtesy of Rancho Llano Seco, which they will use to create two
Nights Swine & Wine event are Carrie and Rupert Blease, Lord distinct dishes, along with ingredients they can find at Dry Creek
Stanley. And finally, the weekend wouldnt be complete without the Kitchen. A pork-loving panel of judges will determine the winning
food-loving, celebrity comedian and emcee, Mario Cantone, actor team. And yes, the audience gets to taste, too!
and comedian. Ultimate Pinot Smack Down; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Twelve years ago, we set out to create a small wine country Join Master Sommeliers Keith Goldston, Fred Dame, Drew
event, showcasing two of our regions prized products, says Chef Hendricks and Michael Jordan for this exciting March Madness-
Charlie Palmer (chef / owner, Dry Creek Kitchen and Partner, Hotel inspired wine seminar. Each Master Sommelier enters the room with
Healdsburg). Im still in awe of what the event has become today his personal selection of four Pinot Noirs from around the world and
an inspired, national celebration of heritage pork and the worlds proceeds to sell their favorites in this lively head-to-head pitch
greatest Pinot Noirsthanks in no small part to our sponsors, the contest, which includes blind tastings where the audience chooses the
Pigs & Pinot and CPG teams, and, of course, the guests that return winner.
year after year. Were aiming to surpass our total charitable funds Pigs & Pinot Gala Dinner; 6:30 p.m.
raised to $1,000,000 this year, which is huge for Pigs & Pinot, No Saturday evenings Pigs & Pinot Gala features a sumptuous five-
Kid Hungry, and the community and charity organizations of course dinner at Hotel Healdsburgs Dry Creek Kitchen. As a
Sonoma County. collaborative offering, each course features a signature creation from

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Palmer and his guest chefs David Burke, Nancy Silverton, Mike The Ultimate Pigs & Pinot Package includes two nights
Isabella and Bryan Voltaggio. Every course will be paired with two accommodations for two in a Hotel Healdsburg Plaza or Courtyard
limited-production Pinot Noirs from highly acclaimed wineries Suite at $3,049.27 plus applicable fees.
including Domaine Lejeune, Kosta Browne, OConnell Vineyards, The Luxe Pigs & Pinot package includes two nights
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars and Westwood Estate Wines. accommodations for two in a Hotel Healdsburg Deluxe Room at
$2,593.27 plus applicable fees.
Spoonbars Swine & Wine Dinner; 7:00 p.m. at h2hotel
h2hotel, Hotel Healdsburgs sustainably chic sister property located
Saturday evenings Swine & Wine dinner will begin with a
just down the street, is teaming up with Pigs & Pinot this year to
welcome artisan cocktail from Spoonbars bar manager Alec Vlastnik. provide additional lodging packages for guests including two nights in
A multi-course dinner will be prepared by Spoonbars Co-Executive a standard room, two tickets to Taste of Pigs & Pinot, two tickets to
Chefs Casey and Patrick Van Voorhis and special guest chefs Carrie Spoonbars Swine & Wine Dinner and admission to the Pigs & Pinot
and Rupert Blease from San Francisco's Michelin-starred restaurant Saturday Late Night dessert celebration. Package Price: $1,813.67 plus
Lord Stanley, paired with wines from two of Sonoma Countys applicable fees.
premier Pinot Noir producers: Thomas George and MacRostie. Join Alaska Airlines Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off all hotel
us for this casual chic dinner in h2hotels Green Room. packages.
Pigs & Pinot Late Night is a late evening celebration following the
Gala and Spoonbars Swine & Wine Dinner with after-dinner drinks Ticket Sale Schedule
and dessert at Hotel Healdsburgs Spirit Bar and fireside lounge. All Tickets to the events can be purchased online at
Pigs & Pinot celebrants are welcome to attend. www.pigsandpinot.com. Taste of Pigs & Pinot tickets are $175 and
Seminar tickets are $125 each. Pigs & Pinot Late Night is
complimentary to all Pigs & Pinot weekend participants.
Event Tickets and Hotel Packages
Due to the wonderful attention and support from pork and Pinot Feder Limited Edition Pigs & Pinot Chef Knives
lovers, tickets to this event quickly sell out. Those interested in To commemorate Charlie Palmers 12th annual Pigs & Pinot event
attending should visit www.pigsandpinot.com regularly for updates artist and knifemaker Geoff Feder is collaborating with Palmer to
and new offerings. develop 12 custom-crafted, limited edition chefs knives. All 12 knives
will be available for purchase during the weekend-long event, with a
Hotel Packages portion of proceeds going back to Pigs & Pinot charities.
The Platinum Pigs & Pinot Package includes three nights Hotel Healdsburg is located at 25 Matheson Street at the corner of
accommodations for four couples in four luxurious Hotel Healdsburg Healdsburg Avenue on the western edge of the historic Healdsburg
suites (Plaza or Courtyard Suites with sitting rooms and plaza or Town Square [Phone: (707) 431-2800 or toll free at 1-800-889-7188].
courtyard views); a personal introduction by Chef Palmer to the Dry Creek Kitchen is adjacent to the hotel on the Town Square.
featured gala chefs and winemakers; a private table at the gala dinner h2hotel is located just down the street at 219 Healdsburg Avenue
joined by the featured gala winemaker of their choice; an exclusive [Phone: (707) 922-5251]. More information is available at
take home gift featuring one bottle from each of the featured gala www.pigsandpinot.com and www.charliepalmer.com. Follow Charlie
wineries; and VIP check-in to all events for $25,000 plus applicable Palmer on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #pigsandpinot
fees. for updates and new offerings.

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Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards
In 1982, Jose and Gloria Ferrer purchased a 160-acre cattle ranch
31 Years of Delicious History and planted three-quarters of their new estate to Pinot Noir vines and
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, now in its 31st year, is the first the remaining quarter to Chardonnay. In 1986, Gloria Ferrer Caves &
sparkling wine house that was established in the rolling, vine-striped Vineyards opened its doors with a new winery, designed to resemble a
hills of Carneros, a world-famous wine region that straddles Sonoma Catalan farmhouse.
and Napa counties. The Carneros region is known for Pinot Noir and Now, 31 years later, Gloria Ferrer encompasses 335 acres, including
Chardonnay, the two primary grapes used to produce Champagne the 128-acre Circle Bar Ranch, and has expanded the wine portfolio
and other sparkling wines. to include Pinot Noir and Chardonnay estate varietal wines as a
The history of Gloria Ferrer dates back over 600 years to Spain, complement to the sparkling wine portfolio.
where the Ferrer family was a well-established wine growing family.
In 1914, Freixenet, the first cava (Spanish sparkling wine) was
released by Pedro and Dolores Ferrer and it quickly became the
Experience Tastings and Tours at Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards!
worlds largest producer of mthode champenoise wines. In addition to the many private tour options and elevated
experiences, guests can enjoy a variety of tastings on the Vista Terrace.
There is truly something for everyone here, from a simple flight of
wine to a rustic wine country picnic! Choose your experience

Pinot Journey
Are you a Pinot Noir fanatic? Are you also crazy about wine country
history? If so, this is definitely the tour for you! Along with being the
first sparkling wine house in Carneros, Gloria Ferrer is also one of the
first in the area to produce world-class Pinot Noir! Enjoy a semi-
private tasting of estate Pinot Noirs and learn the story behind each
one exactly where on the estate they were grown and how each wine
was carefully crafted to highlight its unique qualities. Taste one Pinot
Noir-based sparkling and four varietal Pinot Noirs, all paired with
delectable small bites.
Reservations are available 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday
$75 per person wine club members enjoy a 20% discount

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Bubbles and Bites


Craving a bubble-icious experience? Look no further! Enjoy
a private tour of the winery and grounds, learn about the
amazing history of Gloria Ferrer and indulge yourself with a
delicious flight of three sparkling wines and one still wine,
perfectly paired with small bites. This private tour and tasting
ends up in the Vista Room, which overlooks the glorious
beauty of the Carneros region.
Reservations are available daily at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 or 2:00 p.m.
$60 per person wine club members enjoy a 20% discount

A Taste of Spain
Spanish Tapas paired with Spanish wines and bubbles what
could be better than that? The delicious history of Gloria
Ferrer dates back more than 600 years to Spain, where the
Ferrer family was a well-established wine growing family.
Learn all about their history from your private tour guide as
you sit, sip and nibble in the scenic Vista Room. Taste five
Spanish estate varietals and one cava (Spanish sparkling wine)
from the Ferrer family wine collection, all paired with tasty
Spanish tapas.
Daily by reservation at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
$50 per person wine club members enjoy a 20% discount

Glassware Exploration
Did you know that the wine glass you choose really does affect
the aromas and flavors of your wine? Its true! Your
knowledgeable guide will teach you all about the variance in
wine aromas and flavors from using assorted stemware. Enjoy
a blind tasting (that means you get to guess the wine how
fun is that?) of varietal and sparkling wines. This is a fun and
educational experience!
Daily by reservation at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
$45 per person wine club members enjoy a 20% discount

If you are looking for a more basic Gloria Ferrer experience,


choose from: Tasting Experience, Guided Tours, Reserve Tour,
Group Tastings, Group Tours or Glorias Wine Country Picnic.
There truly is an experience for everyone at Gloria Ferrer! I
dont know about you, but I want to experience all of them!
See you there! >> By SUE STRAIGHT, THE WINE WENCH

23555 Highway 121, Sonoma, CA | www.gloriaferrer.com | (707) 933-1917


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Touring: Executive Charters & Limousine
2 There is nothing like touring the Northern California Wine
Country by limousine or charter bus and Executive Charters
& Limousine has a variety of options to choose from. Whether
youre taking a romantic weekend escape, a bridal party looking
for fun, or a corporate group needing chartered transportation
to an offsite event...they have a large fleet of vehicles and drivers
to get you there. Executive Charters specializes in beer and wine
tours, wedding shuttles and corporate transportation.
WINE COUNTRY (707) 527-7771 | ECLworldwide.com

FAVORITES
Breweries: Bear Republic Chefs Garden Pairing: B Cellars
3 Great beer and food go hand-in-hand.
Located on the corner of Healdsburgs
historic downtown square, Bear Republic Brewing
4 This farm-to-table, four-course wine and
food pairing is seasonally designed to feature
the bounty of the garden and ingredients from
Company offers award-winning food and world- neighboring ranches. The culinary team
class, handcrafted ales. The Norgroves invite you beautifully pairs each course with a combination
to come and discover their diverse menu, family of the flagship blended and limited-production
friendly atmosphere and 19+ freshly brewed beers wines. Guests are seated either at the outdoor
Nightlife: Twin Pine Casino on tap. Open daily for lunch and dinner. garden table or inside the Hospitality House.

1 Win big in wine country! From


thrilling games to exciting nightlife,
Twin Pine Casino & Hotel has it all. Enjoy
345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-BEER | www.bearrepublic.com
$135 per person | 1-877-229-9939 | www.bcellars.com
703 Oakville Cross Road, Oakville, CA 94562

the hottest slots and table games, and hit a


big jackpot during monthly cash Unique Attraction: Boatique Winery
giveaways. Celebrate your win at wine-
themed restaurants, where youll indulge in
decadent flavors and renowned wines.
5 Two Passions Combined
High-Quality Wines & Antique Wooden Boats
If you are drawn to what is exceptional and
Relax and unwind with free live unique, make your way to the newly opened
entertainment every Friday and Saturday Boatique Winery which is situated in the famed
night at The Grapevine Bar and Lounge. Red Hills in the shadow of Mt. Konocti.
Then top it off with a stay in a luxury suite
Open Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
with lush amenities! 8255 Red Hills Road, Kelseyville, CA
22223 CA-29, Middletown, CA 9546 (707) 279-2675 | www.boatiquewines.com
1-800-564-4872 | www.twinpine.com

Winery Experience: Ledson Winery Arts: di Rosa


6 On Highway 12 youll
find the picturesque
Ledson Winery Castle
7 Located on 217 scenic
acres in the Carneros
region of the Napa Valley,
emerging from acres of rolling di Rosa offers visitors refuge
vineyards and pastoral calm. to view the art of Northern
The Ledson Family has been California in a singularly
in Sonoma Valley for over 150 unique setting. The
years. Owner and winemaker property includes three
Steve Ledson produces separate galleries, a
KRISTIN BAIRD, COURTESy DI ROSA, NAPA
handcrafted, small-lot wines that reflect the genuine diversity of his estate sculpture park, a 35-acre
vineyards. Wines can be tasted in one of three salons or in a private tasting lake and wildlife preserve. Protected in perpetuity under the Napa County
suite by appointment. This is an engaging, fun and personal experience you Land Trust, di Rosa is rich in flora and fauna, with open space that is home
dont want to miss. to a fascinating array of wildlife and native plant species.
Email: tastings@ledson.com
7335 Sonoma Highway 12, Kenwood CA 95409 www.ledson.com | (707) 537-3810 5200 Carneros Highway, Napa, CA 94559 | www.dirosaart.org | (707) 226-5991

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Say I Love You This Valentines Day with


Dinner at John Ash & Co. Restaurant
Thinking about taking that special someone out for a romantic
dinner on Valentines Day? Dine amongst the vineyards at John Ash &
Co. restaurant and say I Love You on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
Select from the Valentines Day menu designed by Chef Tom
Schmidt for this special day. The three-course, fixed priced dinner
includes passion-inspired dishes such as tantalizing appetizers like
Hog Island Oysters, Purple Cauliflower Soup with Lobster, Dungeness VISIT THE ICONIC RHINE HOUSE
Crab Fritters, Angus Beef Filet Tartare or Foie Gras Trio. Follow this OPEN DAILY 10 A M - 5 PM
with deliciously sinful entres like Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Rose
Jam, Seared Ahi Tuna with Broccolini and Hummus, Roasted King
Salmon with Israeli Couscous, Grilled Filet of Angus Beef with
Polenta, Honey Pecan Rack of Lamb with Potato Gratin or Roasted
Duck Breast with sauted Spinach and Duck Confit Potato Pancake, to
name a few. Finish your meal with a luscious dessert like Raspberry
Pavlova with Coconut Sorbet, Chocolate Mousse Dome with Red
Velvet Cake and Dark Chocolate Gelato, or Vanilla Bean Crme Brle
with Salted Bourbon Macaroon and Butterscotch Gelato.
Pair these delicious dishes with wine from the award-winning wine
list or a tantalizing cocktail from The Front Room Bar & Lounge.
The Valentines Day three-course dinner is $69 per person,
beverages, tax and gratuities excluded. For additional information or
to make a reservation, please call (707) 527-7687, or visit our website
at www.vintnersinn.com. John Ash & Co. is located at Vintners Inn on
Barnes Road, River Road exit, just west of Highway 101. John Ash &
Co. is open nightly for dinner, Friday to Sunday from 3:00 p.m. and
Monday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. Reservations recommended for 2000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 707.257.5771 www.beringer.com
2017 Beringer Vineyards, St. Helena, CA Please enjoy our wines responsibly.
Valentines Day Dinner.
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Sequoia Grove Winery
Escape to Sequoia Grove Winery for the information. This is not lunch but rather a
ultimate wine country tasting experience. sensory evaluation of what elements of taste
Located in Rutherford, Napa Valley, the in food affect the taste of wine. Specifically
secluded 150-year-old rustic and remodeled sweet, sour and salt. With every bite, Dean
barn invites wine enthusiasts to stop, sip and looks for your reaction on what tastes good
stay awhile. Once inside the warm and or not so good with each sip of wine. This
relaxing tasting room, you can sample an tasting will rate at the top of your wine
array of highly rated wines ranging from country experiences.
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon as well as
other red varietals in a tranquil atmosphere The Cabernet Culinary Challenge: This is a
surrounded by majestic 100-year-old sequoia wine and food pairing culinary challenge
redwoods. If you love nature and good wine, with a competitive element. Teams are
Sequoia Grove awaits! formed with the responsibility of creating a
crostini appetizer that best pairs with
Ultimate Wine Tasting Experiences Seated Tasting in a Private Room: Cabernet Sauvignon. Each team is given a
There are several ways to experience the A Taste for Cabernet: For the serious basket of crostini and a plate with 20
wines of Sequoia Grove. Cabernet lover, this tasting is for you. The different toppings. Then, the competition
experience will not only deepen your begins. The best crostini that pairs with
At the Tasting Bar:
knowledge and appreciation of Napa Valley Cabernet wins! Dont miss out!
Current Release Tasting: Taste four wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, but educate you on Reservations are required for A Taste For
from the list of currently available wines.
You may want to try the Napa Valley what pairs well or doesnt with these fine, Cabernet and Cabernet Culinary Challenge,
Chardonnay, the Rebellious Red and the small-lot-production wines. This unique contact Dean for reservations at (707) 494-
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. One tasting takes place in a private room 0905 or email busquaert@sequoiagrove.com.
tasting fee waived with every three bottle amongst small groups. You will soon meet >> By MONICA L. DASHWOOD
purchase. Dean Busquaert, senior wine educator, who
Single Vineyard Tasting: Sample two hosts the tasting event in a relaxed,
limited-production, vineyard-designated comfortable and non-intimidating way. He
Cabernets. Depending on availability you speaks in laymans terms on the importance
may taste Morisoli, Tonella, Stagecoach or of terroir, and how its differences affect the
Lamoreaux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. grape. Youll also discover how soil, Open Daily from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
Taste inside the tasting room or outside, temperature and sun influences wine.
sitting among the sequoia giants. During the tasting and pairing, Dean uses
8338 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
Tasting bar reservations are required for groups vineyard designate photos, wine tastings For reservations contact Dean Busquaert
of six or more. and terroir samples to help you absorb the (707)-494-0905 or email dbusquaert@sequoiagrove.com
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Elite Napa Wineries Visit Orange County for Napa in Newport on March 4
family, we appreciate all the work CureDuchenne has put forth
The deLeuze Family of ZD Wines will be Honorary Co-Chairs to achieving their mission in finding a cure for the disease.
The date for the highly anticipated 2017 Napa in Newport Napa in Newport attendees will enjoy a selection of fine, rare
Wine Auction has been set for March 4 at the Ritz-Carlton, and reserve wines from 30 select Napa Valley wineries, curated
Laguna Niguel. Southern Californias premier annual wine by Master Sommelier, Michael Jordan, MS, CWE, including ZD
event, Napa in Newport, unites 30 renowned vintners and wine Wines, Anomaly Vineyards, Arkenstone, Arrow & Branch,
enthusiasts to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular Blackbird Vineyards, BOND Estates, Bure Family Wines,
dystrophy, a fatal genetic disease that robs children and young Continuum Estate, Crocker & Starr, Darioush, Davis Estates,
adults of their muscle strength and claims their lives by their Fairchild Napa Valley, Freemark Abbey Winery, Handwritten
mid-20s. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Wines, Hill Family Estate, Hundred Acre, JCB by Jean-Charles
CureDuchenne, the national organization committed to finding Boisset, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Melka Wines, Morlet Family
a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Vineyards, Nellcte, PATEL Napa Valley, Relic Wine Cellars,
Honorary co-chairs of this years Napa in Newport is the Reynolds Family Winery, Shadybrook Estate, Sojourn Cellars,
deLeuze family, proprietors of ZD Wines. The winery was St. Supry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Truchard Vineyards,
founded in 1969 with a commitment to craft wines of quality, Vineyard 29 and Zakin Wines.
consistency and style. Today, three generations of the deLeuze The evening will include a three-course dinner created by
family are involved in producing world-class Chardonnay, Pinot renowned Chef Amar Santana of the celebrated Broadway by
Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. ZD is located in heart of Napa Amar Santana and Vaca restaurants. Chef Amar has traveled the
Valley in Rutherford, and embraces biodiversity and being world collecting inspiration and accolades, including a position
stewards of the land, and is Napa Green certified. in the final round of Bravos Top Chef. His globally influenced
We are honored to co-chair the third annual Napa in menus include unexpected flavor profiles and artful
Newport, expressed Brett deLeuze, president and partner of ZD presentations, reflecting his zeal for food and for life. Chef Amar
Wines. With the combined help of the event partners, we hope will design an exquisite three course menu exclusively for the
to raise much needed resources and bring awareness about occasion.
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Flavor! Napa Valley Culinary-Inspired Event Returns March 22-26


Visit Napa Valley, the official tourism marketing organization for
the Napa Valley, announced that Flavor! Napa Valley will return
March 22-26. Tickets for the five-day food and wine festival, which
supports programs and scholarships at The Culinary Institute of
Americas Greystone Campus in St. Helena, are now available for
purchase online at FlavorNapaValley.com.
Flavor! Napa Valley, which takes place during Napa Valleys
Cabernet Season, November through April, celebrates local and
celebrity chefs and winemakers and includes cooking demonstrations;
intimate winemaker workshops, a Grand Tasting, and exclusive

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experiences that bring out the best flavors of the legendary Napa
Valley.
The complete Flavor! Napa Valley scheduleas well as Flavor!
Napa Valley hotel packages at Silverado Resort and Spa, and other
hotels and resorts in the Napa Valleyis posted on
FlavorNapaValley.com. The hotel packages are designed to combine
overnight accommodations with Flavor! Napa Valley experiences at
reduced rates to encourage guests to fully enjoy and explore all that
7:00 p.m. and general admission is at 7:00 p.m. Price for VIP tickets
Flavor! has to offer.
are $225 per person and $175 per person for general admission.
Sunday, March 26 Sunday Brunch
A highlight of Flavor! Napa Valley 2017 events include:
Flavor! Napa Valley concludes with an elaborate brunch at one of
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 First Taste, Napa Valley
Napa Valleys most renowned sparkling wine houses, Domaine
A Downtown Social, presented by the Downtown Napa Association
Chandon. Guests will enjoy dishes from some of Napa Valleys top
Celebrate under the stars at the Culinary Institute of Americas
brunch destinations accompanied by a selection of Domaine
new downtown campus at Copia in Napa with more than 15 of
Chandons still and sparkling wines. Brunch is from 11:00 a.m. to
downtown Napas best restaurants and more than 40 Napa Valley
2:00 p.m. and the price is $125 per person.
wineries. The event is from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and the price is $95 per
person.
Flavor! Napa Valley also includes Napa Valley Wine Tours; Terroir
Thursday, March 23
to Table events, Chef Demonstrations, and wine classes. Wine class
Chef and Winemaker Golf Tournament and Reception
highlights include Sparkling Wines, Still Wines and the Ros
Join local chefs and winemakers for a day on Silverado Resort and
Revolution, Cult Wines and Food Pairings, Ghost Wineries of the
Spas championship golf course. The event includes a continental
Napa Valley and Collectible Wines from the To Kalon Vineyard.
breakfast, 18 holes of golf and lunch. Registration and breakfast
Visit Napa Valley, the official tourism marketing organization for
starts at 8:30 a.m.; tee-off is at 10 a.m. and the reception is from 2:30
the Napa Valley, is the event presenter and founder of Flavor! Napa
to 4:00 p.m. The price is $175 per person.
Valley. Andrew Freeman & Co. is responsible for event sponsorships
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Napa Valley Icons Dinner
and programming, and Dominic Phillips Event Marketing (DPEM) is
Guests will celebrate food and wine icons at the Silverado Resort
responsible for concept design and production. Net proceeds from
and Spa while honoring legendary winemaker Heidi Barrett.
the event support programs and scholarships at The Culinary
The dinner is from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and is $295 per person.
Institute of Americas Greystone Campus in St. Helena.
Friday, March 24 New Stars of the Napa Valley,
presented by Robert Mondavi Winery
While the Napa Valley is home to some of the worlds most VisitNapa Valley
legendary culinary and winemaking talent, this dinner at Robert The Napa Valley Welcome Center, located at 600 Main St. along
Mondavi Winery will showcase and honor the next generation of the riverfront in downtown Napa, provides visitors with expert
rising talent. The dinner is from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and the price is Concierge services from Napa Valley Ambassadors who offer
$195 per person. complimentary Napa Valley Guidebooks, maps, brochures and
Saturday, March 25 Legendary Napa Valley, The Grand Tasting winery tasting passes. The Welcome Center, open daily 9:00 a.m. to
The sixth annual Grand Tasting at the Culinary Institute of 5:00 p.m., also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a mercantile shop
America at Greystone in St. Helena allows guests to taste their way featuring locally sourced gift items.
through the Napa Valley with a selection of sweet and savory bites For more information on the Napa Valley, or to plan your
from more than 25 Napa Valley restaurants, paired with wine from experience, explore www.VisitNapaValley.com, join The Napa
more than 80 Napa Valley wineries. VIP admission is from 6:00 to Valley on Facebook and follow @VisitNapaValley on Twitter.
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St. Helena Welcomes Cabernet Season with The Little Book of Big Experiences
The vibrant community curates the experiences. For more details about the
ultimate wine country experience with 25 Little Book of Big Experiences, visit
experiencesthelena.com. Guests may also
elevated guest experiences contact St. Helenas experience concierge at
St. Helena welcomes Cabernet season in concierge@sthelena.com for ideas and
wine country with exciting visitor information to plan the perfect wine country
experiences and promotions in the Little itinerary. *Requires advanced reservation.
Book of Big Experiences. The St. Helena
Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with
the citys top wineries, restaurants and hotels,
offers guests a package of 25 quintessential S T. H E L E N A
St. Helena experiences valued at over $1,000
for only $100. The Little Book of Big releases. If guests visit Friday or Saturday,
Experiences includes wine country activities they can taste single-vineyard and dessert
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such as barrel tastings, wine and food wines paired with cheese and charcuterie in T
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pairings, guided tours, lodging specials and the exclusive Legacy Lounge.*
cozy dinners in St. Helena, a community best Whitehall Lane Winery Sunday through David Fulton Calafia Cellars
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Welcome Center, located at 657 Main Street
in St. Helena, as well as online at its The Culinary Institute of America at Handwritten
interactive website, experiencesthelena.com, Greystone On weekends, the CIAs Merryvale
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photography, video and more. cooking demos performed by the colleges Velo Vino/Clif Family Long Meadow Ranch
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country hospitality with a wide variety of one-hour events, guests will taste seasonal Salvestrin
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beautiful Napa Valley, said Pam Simpson, with wine from Greystone Cellars. Join SUTTER HOME
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properties, restaurants and shops with the Beau Wine Tours Purchase a six hour Revival Raymond
Little Book of Big Experiences. wine tour on Sunday through Saturday and Del Dotto
enjoy a complimentary cheese tray and WHITEHALL LANE
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sourced cheeses and chocolates.* 10% off hourly charter rates.
Trinchero Napa Valley Sunday to Wine Country This Week Preferred
Thursday, tour the state-of-the-art-winery The special experiences are best enjoyed Open to the public
with the rare opportunity to taste the future Sunday through Thursday when Open by appointment
with a selection of barrel tasting and current participating locations can ensure intimate

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Calistoga
Rare, Reserve Collection of Varietal Napa Valley Wines!
Tedeschi Family Winery, an artisan producer with a 95-year
history, is pleased to announce a rare three-bottle collection of So
Reserve, single-varietal wines. Only 36 three-bottle Reserve
Collections are being made available.
The collection includes: 2013 Reserve Malbec, Napa Valley, Cadden
Vineyard; 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley; and 2014
Reserve Petite Sirah, Napa Valley, Petes Vineyard, Calistoga.
Tedeschi Family Winery works only with extremely small, dry-
farmed vineyards for their Reserve series. In the best vintages, these
Napa Valley vineyards yield more flavorful and concentrated fruit.
Each of the vineyards selected for the Reserve Series are hand-tended
and hand-harvested, in an old-world style. They are de-stemmed and
fermented in open-top bins with punch downs conducted manually
two to three times a day. Each wine has a unique regiment of barrel
aging, combining 40-50% new oak and neutral barrels.
Each of the wines produced at Tedeschi Family Winery are 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
exclusively available at the familys property in Napa Valleys Aromas open with perfumed notes of cassis and violet, followed by
northernmost town, Calistoga. You are invited to seek them out, visit molasses, maple syrup, sweet black licorice, black currant, black
and taste. Call (707) 501-0668, for an appointment. cherry, blackberry, hints of spiced oatmeal cookie and sweet tobacco.
The palate envelops the mouth with soft velvety tannins, along with
2013 Reserve Malbec, Napa Valley, Cadden Vineyard crushed blackberry, cassis, dark cocoa, with hints of espresso and
Tasting notes offer aromas that are alluring with dark cassis, dried fig. This wine will age gracefully over the next 7 to 15 years.
plums, blackberry, black pepper, soy, mocha, caramel, with hints of 97 cases produced
vanilla and tobacco spices. The palate unfolds with notes of cassis,
blackberry and oak spices, accompanied by a firm backbone of 2014 Reserve Petite Sirah, Napa Valley, Petes Vineyard - Calistoga
rounded tannins. Made to age, the 2013 Reserve Malbec will gain This wine offers aromas of blackberry syrup, fragrant notes of
more complexity and softness over the next 8 to 15 years. It will pair mocha, blueberry, caramel, with hints of cedar, vanilla and whiskey
nicely with grilled pork or beef, rich risotto, roasted duck, BBQ and smoke. The palate follows the aromas in a bold way, with forward
rich soups. 53 cases produced notes of boysenberry and blackberry, maple syrup, intriguing spicy
black licorice, hints of char, oak spice, graphite and light vanilla. This
Reserve Petite Sirah is tasting amazing now, but will age impressively
over the next 8 to 15 years. It will pair beautifully with grilled steak,
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in a relaxed, fun-filled atmosphere. A definite cant-miss part of your
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Angle Restaurant & Bar 540 Main Street, 707 252-8115 French Cuisine
Bistro Don Giovanni 4110 Howard Lane, 707 224-3300 Italian Cuisine
Boon Fly Cafe 4048 Sonoma Highway, 707 299-4870 Traditional American Cuisine
Bounty Hunter 975 First Street, 707 226-3976 Contemporary American Cuisine
CaMomi 1411 First Street, 707-224-6664 Italian
Carpe Diem 1001 2nd St, Napa, 707 224-0800 Wine Bar, American Cuisine
Celadon 500 Main Street, 707 254-9690 Seafood and Contemporary American Cuisine
Coles Chop House 1122 Main Street, 707 224-6328 Steakhouse and French Cuisine
Cordeiros Bar & Grill 2025 Monticello Rd, Napa, 707 224-1960 Steakhouse
Eikos 1882 Town Center, 707-501-4444 Japanese Cuisine
Farm at Carneros Inn 4048 Sonoma Hwy, 707 299-4880 Contemporary American Cuisine
Fum Bistro 4050 Byway East, 707 257-1999 Contemporary American Cuisine
Graces Table 1400 Second Street, 707 226-6200 Contemporary American Cuisine
Kitchen Door 610 1st St #24, Napa, 707 226-1560 Multi-Ethnic Comfort Food
La Toque 1314 McKinstry Street, 707 257-5157 French Cuisine
Lulus Kitchen @ 1313 Main 1313 Main Street, 707 258-1313 Contemporary American
Morimoto Napa 610 Main Street, 707 252-1600 Japanese Cuisine
Napkins Bar + Grill 1001 2nd St, Napa, 707 927- 5333 California
Oenotri 1425 Fisrst Street, 707 252-1022 Italian Cuisine
TORC 1140 Main St, Napa, 707 252-3292 Farm-To-Table
Uva Trattoria 1040 Clinton Street, 707-255-6646 Italian Cuisine
Zuzu 829 Main Street, 707 224-0695 California Tapas, Spanish & Mediterranean

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

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

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

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

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The Culinary Institute of America at Copia Offers Winter Classes


The worlds premier culinary college releases
winter program schedule, adds new classes
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at
Copia, The Culinary Institute of America
(CIA) at Copia, the ultimate Napa Valley
destination for exploring, experiencing, and
enjoying the world of food and wine, is
pleased to announce its Winter 2017 class
schedule. All classes are open to the public.
The CIA at Copia offers a rotating schedule
of culinary classes and tastings, ranging from
demonstration-style to hands-on. Taught by
CIA instructors and guest lecturers, programs
are held in the Napa Valley Vintners Theater, a
CIA AT COPIA WINTER CLASSES AT A GLANCE Tickets and a complete calendar are available at CIAatCopia.eventbrite.com.

72-seat, state-of-the-art wine tasting and HOW TO: MAKE CLAIRS & THEIR COUSINS ($30) Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. and Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. Learn how one dough can be turned into crowd pleasers like
culinary demonstration theater named in clairs, cream puffs, gougres, churros and beignets! Youll learn simple techniques for preparing the dough, along with tips on how to pipe, fill and glaze.
honor of the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), a HOW TO: MAKE FRESH PASTA ($35) Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m. Learn the secrets of making authentic, homemade pasta using simple and seasonal ingredients
with easy-to-follow techniques. Well share mixing, kneading, rolling and cutting tricks with you, as well as delve into pasta pairing. No fancy equipment
nonprofit trade association.
needed!
Classes include a How To series that offers CHEFS CLASS ($30) Homemade Fresh Cheese: Feb. 7 and 17 at 1:30 p.m.; Fun Finger Foods: Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m.; Super Game Day Snacks:
insider tips on a variety of topics, including Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. Master some of the culinary worlds biggest secrets and techniques in this ever-changing demonstration-style class.
How to Taste Wine in 90 Seconds and How to PRESERVING: BEYOND CANNING ($30) Have you ever imagined making your own Gravlax or Rillettes? Learn the secrets for safely and deliciously preserving
foods, as we guide you step-by-step through techniques you can take back to your kitchen. Well explore methods including confit, salting and drying so
Make Fresh Pasta. On Sundays, also known as that you can easily preserve the foods you love.
Family Funday, CIA at Copia offers classes for SAVVY CHEF ($25) Honey Secrets: Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m.; Olive Oil Secrets: Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m.; Chocolate Secrets: Feb. 14 & 24 at 3:30 p.m.; Butter Secrets: Feb.
the whole family, including Mac & Cheese, 21 at 1:30 p.m. Explore the history and uses of individual ingredients, taste, learn how to pair them with different foods and gain a better understand what to
buy and how to use them.
Brunch Batters, and Lunchbox Magic. Other PAIRING BASICS: BASIC FLAVOR INTERACTIONS ($35) Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. Starting with an unseasoned blank canvas, youll learn how 16
classes explore food and wine pairings, chefs different food components, including examples of salt, spice, sweet, acid, fat and umami, interact with four different styles of wine. Youll learn how to
special topics and seasonal themes. Classes enhance either the flavor of the wine or the flavor of the food to elevate your next dining experience.
PAIRING BASICS: LETS TALK ABOUT SAUCES ($40) Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Well taste perfectly cooked, tender pulled pork (or a vegetarian equivalent) with five
generally run one to two hours and range in
different sauces and five different wines, plus a few of our favorite adjusters like salt, chilies, lime, parmesan cheese and bacon, to find your favorite
price from $15 to $60 per person, with some flavor combinations. Youll learn why you like what you like and the best ways to recreate these matches at home.
events including wine tastings. FAMILY FUNDAY($15) Mac & Cheese: Feb. 5 at 12:30 p.m.; Brunch Batters: Feb. 12 and Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. These interactive, demonstration-style classes
In addition to attending classes, guests at are great for the whole family! Learn fun and family-friendly cooking techniques, while building a recipe box for your home kitchen. These classes will
introduce the family to cooking or encourage your culinary dreamers to keep building that love of all things food.
CIA at Copia can shop for the best in home
goods at the Shop at Copia and dine at The BEVERAGE CLASSES
HOW TO: TASTE WINE IN 90 SECONDS ($30) Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. In this class, youll taste six wines, learn the lingo, understand what you prefer, and how to enjoy
Restaurant at CIA Copia, a destination for it with food, family, and friends. Youll leave with a practical, fun and commonsense way to appreciate, taste, record and remember the wines youve tasted.
market-based, Mediterranean-inspired, THE HISTORY OF NAPA VALLEY IN 8 GLASSES ($60) Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. and Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Learn the rich history of the Napa Valley wine industry as we taste
California cuisine. CIA at Copia also provides our way through the wines of notable pioneers, made in diverse soils, and unique micro-climates. Well discuss the winemaking challenges and game-changing
events that have shaped one of the most influential wine regions in the world. Occasional guest appearances from the Napa Valley Vintners.
the perfect setting for an array of special PAIRING BASICS: BEER & CHOCOLATE ($30) Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m. They may seem an unlikely pair, but beer and chocolate were meant for
events, both public and private, in its 80,000 each other. Explore the versatility of beer and chocolate and learn how to create dynamic pairings.
NAILED IT! ($50) Pinot Noir: Feb. 3 at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 6 at 6 p.m.; Cabernet Sauvignon: Feb. 27 at 6 p.m., Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m.; Chardonnay: Feb. 11 at 10:30
square-feet of indoor and outdoor event and
a.m., Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. This series teaches the eight basic characteristics of individual grape varieties, plus how to examine wines for
theater space. color, acidity, alcohol level, tannin and the ever elusive complexity. Learn shopping, ageing, storage and food and wine pairing tips.
The Wine Hall of Fame and atrium wine BUBBLES FOR EVERY OCCASION ($30) Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. Learn about buying, serving and creating fun pairings for sparkling wine. In this blind tasting class,
youll also get the chance to compare bubbly from many price points and styles to find your favorites for any occasion.
tasting experience at CIA at Copia are
anticipated to debut in the spring 2017, and
the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Collection foodservice and hospitality, the independent, enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting
and a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen both not-for-profit CIA offers bachelors degree services have made the CIA the think tank of
have planned openings in late summer 2017. majors in management, culinary science and the food industry, and its worldwide network
For additional information, visit applied food studies; associate degrees in of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every
www.ciaatcopia.com. culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and area of the food business. The CIA has
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of executive education through its Food Business campuses in New York, California, Texas and
America is the worlds premier culinary School. The college also offers certificate Singapore. For more information, visit
college. Dedicated to developing leaders in programs and courses for professionals and www.ciachef.edu.

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

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Cafe Lucia 235 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 431-1113 Portuguese
Bear Republic Brewing Co. 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-2337 Traditional American
Campo Fina 330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 395-4640 Italian
Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen 317 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 431-0330 Contemporary American
Healdsburg Bar & Grill 245 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-3333 Grill
Madrona Manor 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg; 707 433-1542 Contemporary American
Spoonbar 219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707 433-7222 Mediterranean
Willis Seafood & Raw Bar 403 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg; 707 433-9191 Seafood

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Valette 344 Center St, Healdsburg; 707 473-0946 Contemporary American
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Applewood Inn 13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville; 707 869-9093

family-owned and operated
Farmhouse 7871 River Road, Forestville; 707 887-3300 Contemporary American
restaurant that has stood the test
of time to become a Sonoma SANTA ROSA
institution. The Della Santina Equus Restaurant 101 Fountrain Grove Parkway, Santa Rosa; 707 578-0149
family name shares a long John Ash & Co. Restaurant 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa; 707 527-7687 Californian
La Gare 208 Wilson Street, Santa Rosa; 707 528-4355 French
lineage and history in the Tuscan
Lo Cocos 117 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa; 707 523-2227 Italian
town of Lucca, Italy.
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Della Santinas Ume 8710 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor; 707 838-6700 Japanese
The restaurant is open seven days a week
for lunch and dinner; SEBASTOPOL
reservations are recommended. Ramen Gaijin 6948 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol; 707 827-3609 Japanese
133 East Napa Street, Sonoma Hopmonk Tavern 230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol; 707 829-7300 Traditional American
(707) 935-0576 Woodfour Brewing Co 6780 McKinley St, (Barlow), Sebastopol; 707 823-3144 Modern American
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Zazu Kitchen + Farm 6770 McKinley St (Barlow), Sebastopol; 707 523-4814 Traditional American

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Aventine Glen Ellen 14301 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen; 707 934-8911 Italian
Caf Citti 9049 Highway 12, Kenwood; 704 833-2690 Italian
Cafe La Haye 140 E Napa Street, Sonoma; 707-935-5994 Contemporary American
Centre Du Vin 480 First Street East, Sonoma; 707 996-9779 French
Delhi Belly 522 Broadway, Sonoma; 707-343-1003 Indian
Della Santinas Trattoria 133 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-0576 Italian
El Dorado Kitchen 405 1st Street West, Sonoma; 707 996-3220 Contemporary American
Girl & The Fig 110 West Spain Street, Sonoma; 707 938-3634 French
Glen Ellen Inn 13670 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-6409 Contemporary American
Glen Ellen Star 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 343-1384 Traditional American
Hopmonk Tavern 691 Broadway, Sonoma; 707 935-9100 Traditional American
Kenwood Restaurant 9900 Hwy 12, Kenwood; 707 833-6326 Contemporary American/French
ENOTECA DELLA SANTINA NEXT DOOR LaSalette Restaurant 452 First St East, Ste H, Sonoma; 707 938-1927 Portuguese
SONOMAS BEST WINE BAR
Maya Restaurant 101 East Napa Street, Sonoma; 707 935-3500 Mexican
More than 250 selections of domestic and Oso Sonoma 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 California

international wines at competitive prices
30 wines by the glass, customized flights and Saddles Steakhouse 29 East MacArthur St, Sonoma; 707 938-3191 Steakhouse and Seafood
specialty beers Sante 100 Boyes Boulevard, Boyes Hot Springs; 707 938-9000 French
Assorted cheeses and panini served daily Swiss Hotel Bar & Restaurant 18 West Spain St, Sonoma; 707 938-2884 Italian

Winemaker dinners and educational seminars
Bimonthly wine club featuring wines of the world Yeti Restaurant 14301 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen; 707 996-9930 Indian and Nepali

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127 East Napa Street, Sonoma Central Market 42 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma; 707 778-9900 Contemporary American
(707) 938-4200 Cucina Paradiso 114 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma; 707 782-1130 Italian
www.enotecadellasantina.com Risibisi Restaurant & Wine Bar 154 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma; 707 766-7600 Italian
Both locations are available for private events. Seared 170 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma; 707 762-5997 Steak & Seafood

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SONOMA COUNTY << Wine Country This Week

Armida Winery
Small, But Mighty Our style is a departure from the typical Dry Creek Zin those big,
Its rare nowadays to see a winery owner on property daily, not to in-your-face wines that mask so much of the fruits essence and
mention winery co-owners, each welcoming visitors to the tasting brightness; thats just not us. At Armida, we made a commitment
room and keeping the operations (and the wine!) flowing smoothly. from day-one to craft well-balanced, food-friendly, elegant Zinfandels
Such is the practice since the inception of Armida Winery for Steve with relatively lower alcohols, showcasing the vibrant and deep fruit of
and Bruce Cousins. For these two brothers who realized their dream Dry Creek Zinfandel capturing the best of each vineyard, each
over twenty years ago of starting a winery partnering only with the vintage. BRUCE COUSINS
finest family-run vineyards and focus on small-lot winemaking its
all about spending their days overlooking the picturesque Russian Il Campo Vineyard, the 7.5-acre estate vineyard planted to a field blend
River Valley, mingling with their guests. In fact, its fair to say the entire of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignan with rootstock from the famed
team at Armida Winery is a living testament to the brothers unique Tom and Tina Maple estate, or Italos Vineyard from Alexander Valley
and somewhat unorthodox approach to premium wine making a planted by Ed Sbragias grandfather back in the 1930s which hosts dry-
small, but mighty team whos serious about making world-class wine farmed Zinfandel and Petite Sirah today. Youll also savor wine from
but has a lot of fun while doing so. Steve handles the marketing and Gold Mine Ranch a small, three-acre parcel in Dry Creek Valley
sales functions while Bruce manages the operational side of things. The planted before World War 1 with two now-defunct gold mine shafts on
third star of this 18,000-case, award-winning winery is Winemaker the land, and last but not least, a taste of the critically acclaimed Tinas
Brandon Lapides, and some would dare say, Zinfandel Master Block Zinfandel from Maple Vineyard a legendary vineyard
Extraordinaire. His deep experience and dedication to his craft, boasting the finest Zinfandel fruit one can find. This list is only a
produce an impressive number of complex and elegant wines from partial tally of the wines youll taste; each handcrafted with care with
some of Sonoma Countys most sought-after vineyards, such as Maple the clear goal of preserving and showcasing the unique terrior of each
Vineyard/Tinas Block, Durell, Stuhlmuller, Parmelee-Hill, Gold Mine iconic vineyard. Its no surprise then the winery was voted (again) the
Ranch, Castelli-Knight Ranch and Gaps Crown. Best Zinfandel Producer in 2016 by NorthBay biz readers and has
taken home a plethora of other awards and gold medals over the years.
Exploring The World of Single Vineyard Wines Their most well-known and now-cult wine is Poizin the wine to die
Only a handful of wineries have access to such an array of for! , which is not only a clever play on words but also a stellar
prestigious vineyards, so you know that any of the vineyard-designated drinking Zinfandel which sells out each release. Their Reserve bottling
wines from Armida is sure to delight and excite. Given their numerous with its hand-etched imagery even has a blood red wax seal and comes
blended, reserve and limited-release wines, both red and white, theres with its own coffin! And, for those who might occasionally overindulge
something for everyone and every palate. A must-taste is their in Poizin, not to worry, theres Antidote, a dry, white blend designed
Zinfandel Flight. This tour de force tasting showcases the best-of-the- to refresh the palate after a night of Zin-ing. For more information
best single-vineyard Zinfandels and demonstrates Brandons on any of the wines or vineyards, stop by their tasting room in
knowhow, gently guiding fermentation and barrel aging, letting the Healdsburg or Capitola (coast of Monterey Bay) or visit their website
splendor of each vineyard shine through. Youll taste the likes of www.armida.com. >> By TANyA SEIBOLD
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2016 Savor Sonoma Valley, March 18 & 19 Tickets Now On Sale


The Ultimate Barrel Tasting Experience
Heart of Sonoma Valley Association
announced their premier event of the year
the 2017 Savor Sonoma Valley is happening
Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19 from
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Seventeen
wineries throughout Kenwood and Glen
Ellen will be showcasing the 2016 vintage
from barrels, sampling new releases and
offering current award-winning wines. wine tasting and barrel tasting experience, are available for $50 per person. Designated
Meet winemakers, taste reserve wines, said Executive Director Josie Gay. Instead of drivers are free. Advance ticket purchase is
sample barrel wines, mingle with wine lovers focusing on food and wine pairings this year, recommended, as tickets are limited and
in caves and on crush pads, enjoy live music, we are putting the spotlight back on our $75 per person at the door. Tickets and
tour wineries and vineyards, and savor a unbelievalbe variety of wines and barrel information are available at
wonderful wine country weekend. Most sampling. Sonoma Valley truly offers heartofsonomavalley.com or by calling
importantly, this event offers guests the something for everyone. (707) 431-1137.
chance to take an advance look at what the Tickets are $65 per person for a Weekend Participating wineries include Deerfield
2016 vintage is going to be like in bottle! Pass, which includes a souvenir wine glass Ranch Winery, Kenwood Vineyards,
This year 17 wineries in our association and access to event tastings at all La Rochelle, Ledson Winery & Vineyards,

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are going to pull out all the stops for an epic participating wineries. Sunday-only passes Little Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Madrone
Estate Winery, Manzanita Winery,
TO
CALISTOGA
Mayo Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars,
TO
HEALDSBURG
GEYSERVILLE Orpheus Wines, Paradise Ridge Winery,
Spann Vineyards, Sunce Winery & Vineyards,
- HEALDSBURG RD

KENDALL-JACKSON
WINE CENTER St. Annes Crossing Winery, Ty Caton