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Napa/Sonoma, CA Wine Tastings & Events

May 27-29
Napa Valley's BottleRock is a three day festival from May 27-29 that includes food, music, wine and brews. In additon to performances from more than 70 bands on four music stages, there will be celebrity, chef and vinter performances on a special culinary stage. Attendees will have access to selections of gourmet food, craft beer and specialty cocktails created by top chefs, sommeliers and brewers. For more information, visit the official website. Napa Expo, 575 3rd Street, Napa, CA 94559, no phone.
 
Be among the guests heading to Auction Napa Valley: The American Wine Classic June 2-5
Be among the guests heading to Auction Napa Valley: The American Wine Classic for a weekend of culinary delights and regional varietals this summer. Attend vintner-hosted parties on Thursday and Friday evenings that range from casual to formal attire. Enjoy chef-prepared meals all the while being surrounded by the scenic landscape of hills and vineyards. On auction night, bid for one-of-a-kind Napa Valley wines or unique vacation experiences. The proceeds from the auction help support funding for community health and youth education. Tickets range from $500 to $1,700 per event or $3,000 for the whole experience. For more information, call 707-963-3388 or visit the Auction Napa Valley official website
 
Chef Charlie Palmer and winemaker Clay Mauritson invite you to the sixth annual Project Zin August 20
Chef Charlie Palmer and winemaker Clay Mauritson invite you to the sixth annual Project Zin event from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Hotel Healdsburg. This wine event will pair Zinfandels with bites from chef Palmer and other local Sonoma County chefs. All proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association North Bay. For more information, visit the official website. Hotel Healdsburg, 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg, CA 95448, 707-431-2800, 800-889-7188.
 

Ongoing
Inglenook offers a variety of way to experience the winery. The Heritage Tasting ($45) is offered daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes a seating tasting of wines paired with artisanal cheeses. Private cellar and salon tastings are also available. For more information, visit the official website
 
Ongoing
Napa Valley's Auberge du Soleil's "Bistro & Bar" option offers a menu of dishes to accompany an informal evening of cocktails or wine. On offer: premium charcuterie and cheese plates, and signature plats du jour --- examples include Prime New York beef and hous-made buckwheat rigatoni and sausage ---at appealing prices. The wine country view, professional service and attention to ingredients remain the same. Auberge du Soleil, Auberge du Soleil, 180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford, CA 94573, 707-967-3111.
 


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For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Dean & DeLuca
607 South St. Helena Highway
St. Helena, CA 94574
707-967-9980



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