September 16-18 The three-day Sonoma Valley Crush festival offers tours of 11 wineries, grape samplings at various vineyards and a behind-the-scenes look at the harvest process. The Three-Day Pass includes a souvenir wine glass and access to event wine tastings and harvest activities. For more information, visit the official website.
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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607 South St. Helena Highway
St. Helena, CA 94574