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Wine Tasting Itinerary - Sonoma Wine Education

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For most people, a visit to a Sonoma County winery is a unique experience in itself. Not only will you experience the standard wine tasting, you will tour the facilities, get in the vineyard, soak in the views and taste wine right out of a barrel.

Benziger Family Winery
, 1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 935-3000
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  • Tasting Fee: $80 Per Couple - Benziger Partners Estate Vineyard Tour & Exclusive Wine Tasting
  • Time: 11:15 AM - Allow 1.5 Hours with tour. Arrive by 11 AM to access tour
  • Experience: Tour is a close-up look at the bio-dynamic and organic practices, as well as the wildlife sanctuary on site. Get in the vineyards and caves! This is a behind-the-scenes tour. Limited to groups of 10.
  • Reservations:  Required for the tour
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 4 minutes for travel)  Drive E (Left) .4 mi. on London Ranch Road, turn L on Arnold for 1.9 miles, L into Glen Ellen Inn & Restaurant

Wine Tasting Itinerary: Northern Trail through Sonoma County

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Be ready for this adventure headed north through Sonoma County. It's a fast paced day to seek out the wonderful flavors of Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and much more!  You can see the winemaking equipment at Arrowood when you drive up to the house. Drink in the artwork at Imagery, as well as their wine. The drive north to Sonoma-Cutrer and Hartford Family Winery is as beautiful as the view from their porches.

Arrowood Vineyard & Winery, 14347 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 935-2600
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  • Tasting Fee: $30 Per Couple - Reserve Tasting
  • Time: 10 AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservations: Not Required
  • Experience: Incredible view from the wrap-around porch of the winery.  This is one of the few tasting rooms where you can buy wines by the glass and relax on the porch. Ask about tasting their small-production Malbec. It is very hard to find.
  • Directions to Next Stop: .2 miles west on Babb Lane toward CA 12. Imagery Estate Winery is at the base of the driveway to Arrowood Winery

Imagery Estate Winery
, 14335 Highway 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (7807) 935-4515
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  • Tasting Fee: $20 Per Couple - Taste 5 of their many wines
  • Time: 11 AM - Allow One Hour
  • Experience: Imagery has a true artist feel to it. Each wine label is different and dons a piece of artwork from different artists. The wines are bodies of art as well. Imagery produces lesser known, but fabulous, varietals. Have you ever had a Cinsault or Barbera? You will! There always seems to be a lot of energy in the tasting room. If you have time, play a game of bocce on the gorgeous lawn.
  • Reservations: Not Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 6 minutes for travel) R on CA 12 for 5.1 miles, CafĂ© Citti on your L

Wine Tasting Itinerary - ZINtastic in Sonoma County

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*Tasting Fee Budget for the Day: $75 Per Couple.
To keep these kinds of offers, buy a bottle or three! Please let the staff know that you were referred by WineCountry.com. Looking for a tasting experience perfectly matched to your tasting palate? Click Here to contact our Local, Guest Service Expert.

Are you a Zin lover? This robust wine has many followers and for good reason! The flavor profile of Zinfandel - jammy plums, blackberry, cherry and black pepper spice - make it a wonderful wine to enjoy on its own or paired with a variety of foods. Visit Sonoma County which is well known for producing excellent Zin wines. This wine tasting itinerary features Zin tastings at Dry Creek Vineyard, Hartford Family Winery, St. Francis Winery and Valley of the Moon.


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Dry Creek Vineyard, 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 433.1000
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  • Tasting Fee: $20
  • Ask to Taste: Heritage Zin, Old Vine Zin, Spencer's Hill Zin, Somers Ranch Zin, & Beeson Ranch Zin
  • Time: 10AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservations : Not Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 30 minutes) r on Dry Creek for 3.3 mi., R on Hwy 101-S for 2.6 mi., exit Old Redwood Hwy for 1.8 mi., R on Eastside Rd 5.2 mi., R to stay on Eastside Rd for 1.2 mi., L on Wohler Rd, R on River Rd .7 mi., 3rd L on Mirabel Rd for 1.4 mi., R on CA-116 for .6 mi., R on Martinelle Rd, Hartford is on the R 

5 Ways to Uncork Fun in Napa Valley

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Wine tasting, incredible food and breathtaking scenery . . . what more can you ask for when you head to Napa Valley? From girlfriend getaways and guy-only vacays to weekend escapes and family retreats, Napa has something for everyone. Read five ways to live it up and enjoy Napa Valley: 

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(1) Walk this Way
Whether Napa is a weekend excursion or a vacation you planned six months ago, wine tasting is at the top of everyone's list. To avoid needing a "DD" or renting a party bus for the day, grab a $25 Taste Napa Downtown card to explore 12 different tasting rooms and wine bars within walking distance of each other. Park your car, take your time, and enjoy the vino without worrying about the next stop on your tour.

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Napa Valley is one destination that beckons girlfriends who love to gather, celebrate their sisterhood and sample the grape without the shame and guilt of a Vegas girls getaway. By day, indulge in a soothing spa treatment at many of the spas and wellness centers nearby. Spa Terra located at the Meritage Resort is a perfect choice with their 22,000 square foot Estate Cave spa sanctuary. By night, head to Bistro Sabor for Salsa Saturdays co-hosted by Ceja Vineyards where you can shake what your mama gave you--no cover charge and no partner needed. Just show up!

(3) Just for the Bro's
Trust us, it's not always about MMA Fighting or Nascar when the fellas get together for a guys-only vacay. With more men channeling their inner Anthony Bourdain, food has become the focus for "man-scapes" near and far. Napa Valley is home to more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere in the world and the culinary talents of superstars such as Thomas Keller (French Laundry ring a bell, anyone?). To work off the decadent meals and wine-induced calories, head to Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park for a few rounds of golf. Or paddle your way through the valley by kayaking on the Napa River.

Napa Valley: Dog Friendly Hotels & Lodging

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Sometimes, visiting Napa Valley without your dog is just not an option. Perhaps you couldn't find a dog-sitter, or didn't want to pay for a doggie hotel, or maybe you just want your best bud to be with you! Whatever the reason, there are plenty of Napa Valley hotels that offer dog friendly accommodations.

harvestInn_petFriendly_Dog.jpgHarvest Inn
Harvest Inn is just one of the many Napa Valley hotels that are dog friendly and ready to pamper you and your dog. Relax in luxury and comfort in your spacious guestroom where your dog will receive a luxurious bed of their own, custom pet bowls, doggy bags and delicious (so Fido has told us) treats to make your pet's vacation a happy memory.

Offered year-round is their "Love Me, Love My Dog Package":
Bask in the beauty of the Napa Valley and bring your four-legged best friend with an offer that includes a host of creature comforts for your pet. This year, Peanut teamed up with his neighbors at dog friendly V. Sattui Winery to add a $50 certificate to the package, perfect for a premium wine tasting for two and picnic lunch on their beautiful grounds. Special Offer Details (scroll to bottom of the page) Even better, $10 from each package benefits Napa Humane  - see information about their annual March event - Pawsport Napa Valley.

Westin Verasa Napa Valley
Westin Verasa Napa Valley happily welcomes both you and your K9 travelers. They pamper pooches with amenities such as custom-designed luxurious dog beds with miniature Heavenly Bed duvets by Eloise Pet Accessories, plus other touches that will have pets feeling as welcome as their owners. They even have an onsite concierge that will help you with reccomendations for local walking & sitting services, list of pet-grooming services with same day service, locations of pet stores, contact information for 24-hour veterinarians, and locations of nearby runs and parks. See their pet policy and book any one of their special Napa lodging packages!

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Wine Tasting Itinerary: Healdsburg Stars

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Tasting Fee Budget for the Day: $15 Per Couple. 
To keep these kinds of offers, buy a couple of bottles that you enjoy! (*Please let the staff know that you were referred by WineCountry.com)

On your way to Healdsburg, stop off at:

Korbel Champagne Cellars
, 13250 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446, (707) 824.7000
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  • Complimentary tastings - 20% off wine purchases!
  • 10AM- Allow One Hour or relax a while longer
  • No Reservation Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: SE on River Rd for 2.3 mi., L on Westside and stay on Westside (R at Fork) for 12.2 mi., R on Kinley Dr, 1st R on Magnolia

Alderbrook Winery, 2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 433.5987
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  • 10 Per Couple - Basic Tasting
  • 12PM - Allow 45 minutes
  • No Reservations Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: L on Kinley Dr for 1.6 mi., L on Dry Creek Rd for 3.2 mi., L on Lambert Bridge Rd

Wine Tasting Itinerary: Napa Valley Floor

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Tasting Fee Budget for the Day: $156 per Couple
To keep these kind of offers, buy a bottle or three! (*Please let wine tasting staff know that you were referred by WineCountry.com)

Black Stallion Winery, 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558 , (707) 227.3250
  • $30 Per Couple - Mixed Tasting
  • 10AM - Allow 45 minutes
  • No Reservations Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: Turn L on Silverado Trail and drive 2.4 mi. to Chimney Rock on your R

Chimney Rock Winery, 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 257.2641
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  • $40 Per Couple, Terlato Family Vineyards Owner's Selection Tasting
  • 11:15AM  - Allow One Hour
  • No Reservation Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: R on Silverado Trail for 3.1 mi., turn L on Yountville Crossing Rd for 1.9 mi., L on Yount St, R on Humboldt St and L on Washington St, Bakery on your L

Celebrate Romance & Valentine's Day

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livermorePromotion.jpgRomance doesn't have to be celebrated just one day. With Valentine's Day falling on a Friday this year, it's the perfect excuse to plan an extended romantic weekend with the one you love. Let us help you plan! Call 707.260.0721 for our Guest Services to recommend the perfect plan for where to go wine tasting, where to stay, play and eat.

There's a dizzying amount of specials and activities around In Napa Valley and Sonoma this year to celebrate the season of love! Click below:

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Napa Valley - Plan a Romantic Escape

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Napa Valley oozes with romance no matter what time of year! But during the season of love, aka "Valentine's Day", the iconic wine region pulls out all the stops to make your romantic escape one to remember years to come.

Stop dreaming about a romantic Napa escape and start planning! Luxurious and plush stays at four star Napa Valley hotels and resorts, indulgent spa treatments, to die for gourmet cuisine, and  wine tasting experiences are just a phone call away. Call our Guest Services (707. 260.0721) to help you set the stage and deliver an incredible Valentine's Day, romantic weekend, or week-long affair this coming February. (Shhh...we promise not to tell anyone that you had help!)

Want to plan your own Napa Valley romance-filled day?
Check out Napa Valley lodging and spa special package offers and our suggested list of Napa Valley events to attend below!

Wine Tasting Itinerary: Pinot Day in Russian River

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Tasting Fee Budget for the Day: $69 Per Couple. To keep these kinds of offers, buy a bottle or three! (*Please let the staff know that you were referred by WineCountry.com.)

Inman Family Wines
, 3900 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, (707) 293-9576
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  • $10.00 - Waived with purchase
  • 10:00 AM - Allow One Hour
  • No Reservation Required Thursday - Monday
  • Directions to Next Stop: R on Olivet for 1 mi., R on Guernerville Rd for 2.8 mi., R on Hwy 116W for 3 mi., R on Martinelli Rd

Wine Tasting Itinerary: Rutherford Dust

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Tasting Fee Budget for the Day: $220 Per Couple! Please let the staff know that you were referred by WineCountry.com and be sure to take advantage of our FREE WineCountry.com Mobile App to locate each stop and to see more itineraries. Want a more personalized and custom trip curated for you and your wine tasting party? Contact our Guest Services Department at 707.260.0721.

The AVA (American Viticulture Area) of Rutherford is known for the well drained soil on the valley floor that produces some amazing cabernet sauvignon with a "dusty" finish, hence the phrase "Rutherford Dust". Experience the flavors of the Rutherford AVA at each of the wineries on this Napa Valley wine tasting itinerary. Though it is famous for Cabernet, many other varietals of wine are grown in this region. Taste them all!


St. Supery, 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573, (707) 944.2945

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  • Rutherford Dust: A family owned winery in the heart of the Napa Valley, producing award winning Merlot and Cabernet from Rutherford vines.
  • $70 Per Couple - Dollarhide Library Tasting - Complimentary with purchase
  • 10AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservation Required
  • Directions to Next Stop:  Turn right on Hwy 29 for .5 mile, turn R on Rutherford Rd, BV on R


Wineries Open for Thanksgiving in Napa Valley & Sonoma

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Wineries & Tasting Rooms Open on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 in Napa Valley, CA

  • Castello di Amorosa - Open 9:30 - 4pm,  (707) 967.6272
  • Cosentino - Open 10am - 3:00pm, (707) 921.2809 ext 2
  • Del Dotto - St. Helena Location ONLY - Open 11am - 4pm (707) 963.2134
  • Elizabeth Spencer - Open 10am - 4pm, (707) 963.4768
  • Girard Winery - Open 11am - 3pm, (707) 968.9297
  • Hagafen Cellars - Open 11am - 4pm, (888) 424.2336
  • V Wine Cellars - Open 10am - 3pm, (707) 531.7053
  • Van der Heyden Vineyards - Open 10am-3pm, (707) 257.0130
  • V.Sattui Winery - Open 9am - 3:00 pm, (707) 963.7774

Wineries & Tasting Rooms Open on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 in Sonoma County, CA

  • Carneros Brewing Company - Open 10am - 5:30pm, (707) 938.1800
  • Cline Cellars - Open 11am - 3pm, (707) 940.4061
  • Jacuzzi Cellars - Open 11am-3pm, (707) 931.7575
  • Porter Creek Vineyards - 10:30am-2pm, (707) 433.6321
  • Roche Winery - 11am - 2pm, (707) 935.7115

Wine Tasting Itinerary: Bubbles, Pinot and Zins, Oh My!

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Tasting Fee Budget for the Day: $75 Per Couple!

*To keep these kinds of offers, buy a bottle or three! Use our FREE Mobile App, WineCountry.com, to locate each stop and to see more itineraries. Contact our Guest Services Department at 707.260.0721 for a custom, personalized trip curated for you and your wine tasting party


The warm days and cool nights of Carneros and southern Sonoma County are ideal for growing these varietals. Some may come from as far north as Knights Valley, but you only need to make these four stops to taste some fabulous wines.  This is a relaxed-paced day. Make a stop for a quick lunch in downtown Sonoma on your way to Kenwood Vineyards.


Acacia Vineyards, 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 226.9991
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  • Fee: $15 Per Couple - Tasting Flight
  • Time: 10AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservations: Required
  • Oh My!: Acacia's Pinot Noir Wines are made from specific vineyards that are known for a particular flavor profile. Taste the Lone Tree Vineyard's rustic style, St. Clair Vineyard's strawberry notes, L'histoire Profonde's earthy notes, and the Redding Ranch Vineyard's complexity.
  • Directions to Next Stop: R on Duhig Rd, L on CA 12 for 5.8 m., slight L on 121 S for 1.1 m., L on 121 S for .6 m. and R on Wagner Rd for .8 m.

Wine Tasting Itinerary: Carneros, Mt. Veeder and Southern Napa

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Tasting Fee Budget for the Day: $155 Per Couple! 
*Please let the staff know that you were referred by WineCountry.com.


Domaine Carneros, 1240 Duhig Road, Napa, CA 94559
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  • $40 Per Couple - Sparkling Wine Sampler
  • 10AM - Allow One Hour
  • No Reservation Required - Table service and nibbles available
  • Directions to Next Stop: Cuvaison is across the street

Livermore: Annual Harvest Wine Celebration

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livermoreWineHarvestFest_2012.jpgThe 2012 Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration marks the 31st year that people have gathered over Labor Day Weekend to enjoy the fruit of the vines in one of California's oldest wine regions.

Local wineries will offer Livermore Valley's best wine, food, art and music Sunday, September 2 and Monday, September 3 between noon and 5 p.m. Join the fun and festivities and don't forget to purchase tickets early ($55 in advance for 2 day celebration or $65 at the event.

Make it a vacation this Labor Day Weekend in Livermore Wine Country! On top of wine tasting at the festival in Livermore, the Tri-Valley area offers several places to stay and restaurants to dine.. While the ladies do a little shopping or indulge with a spa treatment as the fellas take advantage of the golf scene with courses at Wente Vineyard, Poppy Ridge Golf Course or Callippe Preserve.


Napa Valley: Summer Events Spotlight

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*AUGUST

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Support music education in our local schools and join some of the finest songwriters from Nashville, top winemakers from Napa Valley, and a local Farm-to-Table chef to enjoy music, wine and food. This "one-of-a-kind" evening includes appetizers and sit-down, family style dinner paired with white and red wines poured by the Winemakers themselves! Entertainment takes place inside Baldacci's wine caves and features 7 songwriters performing two 1 hour sets. Location: 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 6236 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
Fee: $175; Time: 4:30 p.m.; Phone: 707.944.9261

August 11 -- Hands Across The Valley
Join us for the Annual Hands Across The Valley event. Food and Wine Tasting Reception presented by Napa Valley premier restaurants and wineries. A Silent and Live Auction including cult wine lots, private dinners with celebrity chefs and exciting overnight packages. Hot, Hot, Hot Caribbean Theme! Buffet dinner prepared by Culinary Institute Chefs.
Location: The Culinary Institute of America, 2555 Main Street, Napa, CA
Fee: $100; Time: 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Phone: 707-226-6136

August 17 -- Back Room Blow Out XLVIII
Back Room Wines hosts its 48th "Back Room Blow Out," a walk-around wine tasting, on this Friday evening. Visit and taste with 4 local vintners. Enjoy their wines & hear their stories. Taste wines from Green & Red, Miss Olivia Brion, Phoenix Ranch and Neiman Cellars. Come enjoy this one-of-a-kind event. Wines poured on sale for 10% off tonight only. Location: 1000 Main Street Shop 120, Napa
Fee: $10/credit back with purchase; Time: 5 - 8 P.M.; Phone: (707) 226-1378

Sonoma: Summer Events Spotlight

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AUGUST

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Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series returns with another season of fine food, wine and incredible music. The summer celebration continues with intimate performances by world-class musicians in a stunning vineyard setting. The Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series continues with performances by Al Jarreau & The George Duke Trio. Doors open at 4pm. Location: 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, CA
Fee: VIP $80 / GA $50; Time: 5:00 pm; Phone: 707-869-1595 ext. 4

projectZinPic.jpgAugust 17 -- Project Zin @ Hotel Healdsburg
This preeminent wine event will gather some of the most sought after Zinfandels paired with the food of Chef Palmer and other local Sonoma County chefs. All proceeds will benefit the Down Syndrome Association, North Bay.
Location: 25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 95448
Fee: $200; Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm; Phone: 707-431-2800

August 23 -- Ledson Winery - Exclusive Tasting & Winemaker Dinner
Winemaker Dinner: We'll begin the evening with a private tasting. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy some of my most sought-after wines and outstanding futures from both Zina Hyde and Ledson Winery. After the tasting, we'll revel in a magnificent Five-Course Dinner prepared by Executive Chef Anthony Schumaker.
Location: 480 1st St. E., Sonoma, CA
Fee: $125 general/$100 club members; Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Phone: (707) 996-9779


Jazzy Summer Nights at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

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sonomaCutrer_jazzSeries1.jpgSonoma-Cutrer Vineyards will be hosting a new jazz series called "Jazzy Summer Nights" featuring three fantastic Jazz concerts:

Saturday June 23rd The Andrew Speight Quintet
Renowned Australian Alto Saxophonist with his band
"Andrew Speight will carry the music's torch into the next millennium." Wynton Marsalis

Saturday July 21st The Al Molina Latin Jazz Sextet
Legendary Bay Area Latin jazz icon featuring Percussionist Louie Romero

Saturday August 18th Deborah Winters
With Peter Welker's All Star 10 piece band

sonomaCutrer_JazzSeries.jpgMateo Granados will be offering his delicious Yucatan Cuisine from his legendary food truck.
These will be intimate gatherings with limited seating; concerts are 6-8pm. Purchase your tickets now for a fabulous summer of jazz and fine wine before they sell out! Tickets are $35 for each concert and available at www.sonomacutrer.com or by calling 707-237-3489.

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards is located on 400 picturesque acres in the heart of the Russian River Valley and is host to the annual North American Croquet Championships held on world class croquet courts. Sonoma-Cutrer may be the best outdoor venue in Sonoma County to enjoy great music, wine and friends. Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear live music at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards!

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
4401 Slusser Road, Windsor, CA 95492
(707) 237.3489
Special Tasting Offer


Crush Season in Napa Valley

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October 8 -- Crush Party at V. Sattui Winery
Celebration: Make your reservations today! V. Sattui Winery Production-Fermentation Floor, Crush Pad, Underground Cellars & Caves, Vittorio's Vineyard, Vittorio Room & Tasting Room.
Location: 1111 White Lane, St. Helena CA
Fee: $89/$79 Club Members, plus tax Time: 6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Phone Number: 707-963-7774

October 8 -- Peju Club Crush: An Outdoor Lounge Experience
Celebration, Wine Education: Club Crush offers guests an unconventional peek into the harvest experience with an outdoor chill lounge, views of the vineyard, music to move your mood and exquisite small bites to pair with our wines. Taste actual fruit from this year's Harvest Say Flavor!
Fee: $65 plus tax; $55 + tax for club members Time: 5pm - 8pm Phone Number: 800-446-7358

October 8 -- Sequoia Grove Harvest Party & Lobster Feed
Celebration: Join us for our annual Harvest Party. We will be celebrating the bounty of Napa Valley with the bounty of the sea with our Lobster Feed! Come enjoy a rare harvest evening filled with succulent lobster, special pourings from our library and great games. Location: 8338 St. Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558
Fee: $100, $85 wine club Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Phone Number: 707-944-2945 ext. 111

October 15 -- Havrest Party at Bourassa Vineyards
Celebration: Come and join us for another Grape Stomping Harvest Party at Bourassa Vineyards! Live Music Bourassa Vineyards Wines Napa Smith Beer Roast Pig On site Wood Fire Pizza Kitchen Cigars and Port!
Fee: $75, $40 for wine club members Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Phone Number: 707-254-4922

Every Saturday, October - November 5, 2011 - Harvest Experience at St. Supery
Wine Education: Be part of a small group of guests that experience Napa Valley harvest. Each tour includes wine tasting in the cellar from tank or barrel and a guided tasting of finished wines in one of St. Supery's private tasting rooms. Please call to reserve a tour.
Location: 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford CA
Fee: $50 Time: 11am-12:30pm Phone Number: 800-231-9116

CLICK HERE for more Crush and Harvest Season events in October!

What Should a Newbie Do in Sonoma?

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redwine.jpgDo you consider yourself a "newbie" when it comes to wine and it's your first visit to Sonoma Wine Country? Then you're reading the right article! WineCountry.com has several resources that will help you start planning your visit:


Speaking of our message boards, see what some of our most knowledgeable members recently said when asked the following about where to go for wine tasting in Sonoma County:

QUESTION
"I am planning a surprise 40th birthday trip for my husband in September. I am staying in Healdsburg. We will be there for 4 days and are not well versed in wines. Can someone suggest some ""must" experiences for us to do. What would be the best wineries for people like us?" - Wascallywabbit (3/24/11)

ANSWERS
"You don't need to be 'well versed' in wines to enjoy wine country, that is the first thing you need to know. Everyone has to start somewhere and lucky for you the folks in Sonoma County are really good at respecting the beginner...at least that has been our experience. . . As far as wineries to visit, my first inclination is to say to take the tour at Korbel. First, it "goes" with such a monumental birthday event ( sparkling wines), and what I have seen about the tour and the facility leads me to think that it would be a great introduction for you."

Partial Snippet from yesilovewine (3/24/11)

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