Cornerstone Place: 23564 Arnold Dr.SonomaSeveral Tasting Rooms(Carneros) 707.933.8980www.cornerstoneplace.comHrs: 10-5TF: variesNotes: Gardens, Gifts, Pet Friendly, Restaurant/Market, Stores & Galleries. A great place convenient to San Francisco. Wineries: Grange Sonoma (see entry below), Roshambo, Artesa, Larson Family. Page 93
Family Wineries: 4791 Dry Creek Rd.Healdsburg(DryCreekValley)Collective TR 888.433.6555www.familywineriesdrycreekvalley.comHrs: 10:30-4:30TF: $ CWP. Notes: One of the good things about both of the Family Wineries tasting rooms is that the vineyards they pour for tend to be in their vicinity. If wine incorporates its sense of place into its identity, then tasting the wines near to where they were grown carries more emotional juice. It is one of the reasons that people visit wine regions around the world. It is not just for the scenary, but for the connection. Many California tasting rooms pour wines from distant locations, and there is nothing wrong with that, good wine travels well. But, it is always great to taste the wine around the same woods and flowers, and under the same sky as the grapes were grown. In both locations they have gathered an exceptional group of small winemakers, with a good variety of grapes and styles. Wineries: CollierFalls Vineyards, Lago di Merlo, Dashe Cellars, Forth, Mietz, Philip Staley. Page 57
Family Wineries: 9380 Sonoma Hwy.Kenwood(SonomaValley)Collective TR 888.433.6555www.familywines.comHrs: 10:30-5:00TF $CWP. Wineries: CollierFalls Vineyards, David Noyes Wines, Macrae, SL Cellars, Spann Vineyards, Tandem Wines. Page 97
Folio Winemaker’s Studio:1285 Dealy Ln.Napa(Carneros)CollectiveWinery 707.256.2757www.foliowine.comHrs: 10-5TF: $$Owned by Michael Mondavi & offering both local & international wines. This approach is unique in Napa, the combination of a local winery, a shared crush facility and a selection of quality wines from throughout the world. Locally Made Wines and Labels: I’M, Medusa, Spellbound and Mayro-Murdick, Oberon and Hangtime. Page 109They also have a small Enoteca, cafe and micro-winery inside the Oxbow Market at 610 & 644 First Street, in downtown Napa. Page 135.
Front Street Wineries: 51-61 Front St.Healdsburg(Northern Sonoma)Collective TR 707.433.1290www.frontstreetwineries.comHrs: 11-6TF:$.Wineries: Camellia Cellars. Holdredge Winery, Huntington, Davis Family Vineyards, Sapphire Hill Winery. Page 181
Grange Sonoma: 23564 Highway 121SonomaCollective tasting room at Cornerstone 707.933.8980www.grangesonoma.comNotes: Featuring very small, ultra-premium, Sonoma wineries, many from the coast. For the lover of Pinot and Syrah, with that distinctive Pacific tang that so mirrors France's best, this is the place. Wineries: Carica Wines, Derbès Wines, Dutch Bill, Enkidu, Eno Wines, Harrington Wines, Mantra, Tallulah.Page 93
Ma(i)sonry: 6711 Washington StreetYountvilleCollective Tasting Room 707.944.0889www.maisonry.comTF: $$Notes:This is a combination tasting room and design center that pours for small production, high end wineries. The tastings are by appointment, sitting down. Wineries: Blackbird Vineyards, Brown Estate, Joel Gott Wines, Lail Vineyards, Pedras Wine Company, Renteria Wines, Tor Kenward Family Wines. Page 125
Napa Wine Company: 7830-40 St Helena Hwy (Rt 29).OakvilleCollectiveWinery 707.944.1710www.napawineco.comHrs: 10-4:30TF: varies. This is one of Napa's oldest bonded wineries, and they are known for the cult wineries that use their custom crush facility.Wineries: Downing Family, Lamborn Family, Pavi Wines, Napa Wine Co, Ottimino, Volker Eisele, Falcor Wines, Showket, Vinum Cellars, and Madrigal. Page 145
Silenus Vintners: 5225 Solano Ave.NapaCollectiveWineryOak Knoll 707.299.3930www.silenusvintners.comHrs: 10-4by appointment, instantTF: $$-$$$Wineries: B Cellars, Bialla Vineyards, Brookdale, Due Vigne di famiglia, Ideology Cellars, Ilsley Vineyards, Juslyn Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, Ramian Estate, Renard, Scott Harvey Wines, Venge Vineyards. Page 119
Sonoma Enoteca: 35 E. Napa St.Sonoma(On the SonomaPlaza)Tasting Room 707.935.1200www.sonoma-enoteca.comHrs: 10-5TF: $. They are located at the south east corner of the SonomaPlaza and they pour a number wines that come from the far northern parts of Sonoma. Wineries: Favero Vineyards, Seabiscuit Ranch, Madrone Ridge, Brutocao Cellars, B Wise Vineyards, Dreyer Sonoma, B Wise Vineyards, Dreyer Sonoma, Robert Stemmler, Compass. Page 18
Vintner’s Collective Tasting Room: 1245 Main St.Downtown NapaTasting Room 707.255.7150www.vintnerscollective.comHrs: 11-6TF: $$$-$$$$. This is a very busy tasting room with some excellent wineries. Wineries: Ahnfeldt, Ancien, Buoncristiani, D Cubed, Destino, Gregory Graham, Longfellow, Melka, Mi Sueno, Parallel, Phelan, Richard Perry, Showket, Spelletich, Vinoce, Melka. Page 135
Wineries of NapaValley: 1285 NapaTownCenter, NapaTasting Room 707.253.9450www.napavintages.comHrs: Varies with SeasonTF: $The wineries at this tasting room have been there for quite a while, and several have their own tasting rooms. But, they pour some wines here that are not available at the other tasting rooms. They include some very good labels. Wineries:Goosecross Cellars, Burgess Cellars,Girard Winery, R.H. Harrison Family Cellars, State Lane, IlonaHowellMountain Winery. Page 135
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