November 5-6 Express your love for vino at A Wine & Food Affair — Tasting Along the Wine Road. Each visiting winery in this Sonoma County event will be posting a favorite recipe online and preparing it for guests to sample alongside a selection of local vintages. Tickets are $80 for the weekend, $60 for Sunday only and $30 for designated drivers. For more information about this event, visit the Wine Road 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