WineCountry Staff: June 2010 Archives

Wine, Women, Shoes...And Men To Serve Them All

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WWS Save the Date[1].jpgBy Deirdre Bourdet

This Sunday, June 27th, HALL St. Helena hosts one of the most anticipated and delicious female fantasies/worthy cause fundraisers of the year...The Sixth Annual Wine, Women & Shoes Event, benefiting Planned Parenthood!

The concept is genius: seriously awesome wines from a huge range of blockbuster and sleeper wineries, delectable snackage from local masters of wine country cuisine, a Moulin-rouge inspired fashion show, live and silent auctions full of ridonculous treasures and one of a kind experiences, and fabulous footwear peddled on silver trays by attentive, eager to please men in the prime of life.  Oh, and you're in beautiful St. Helena on a gorgeous summer day...  and oh, a portion of every sale benefits Planned Parenthood of Shasta-Diablo counties.

St. Helena Wine Tasting Itinerary

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By Courtney Cochran

ST.HELENA, CA - Wine may be what brings us to wine country, but it's not the only show going on when it comes to things to do amongst the vines.  Read on for an itinerary focused on activities in and around St. Helena that promise more than your average swirling and sipping experience - one we're sure you'll remember long after the day's done.

History Lesson: Beringer 
Start you day north of St. Helena at Napa Valley's oldest continuously operating winery, Beringer.  Designated a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, the 19th Century Rhine House (fashioned after the family's impressive old German home at Mainz-on-the-Rhine, natch) encompasses the tasting room and is a marvel of ornate Victorian architecture.  Choose from one of three tours (30 minutes to 90 minutes in length, including a family tour) to learn about the spot's vibrant winemaking history, or explore the estate's beautifully landscaped grounds on your own with a glass of wine in hand.
(707) 963-4812 * 2000 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574
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Sequoia Grove

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Sequoia-Grove-front-1_0.jpgWho Said Napans Are Snobby?
By Deirdre Bourdet

Whoever said Napa wineries aren't as friendly or down to earth as those in other places has clearly not been to the right places in Napa.  Even before I moved here, I always found Napan tasting rooms welcoming and friendly to everyone with a genuine interest in the wines and the region.  

Sequoia Grove is a perfect example, and one of my latest sleeper discoveries even though it's been around since 1978, and housed in a barn on Highway 29 that's 150 years old and surrounded by giant sequoia trees.  How I never managed to find my way there before is a complete mystery to me, but I'm very glad I finally made it. 

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