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Napa/Sonoma, CA Wine Tastings & Events

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June 13, July 11, August 8 & September 12
On the second Friday of every month from June through September, the new Sonoma House at Patz & Hall is hosting a family-friendly Backyard Summer Series from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For the enjoyment of guests, the Backyard Summer Series will feature a new musician each month. There will also be lawn games for the kids (and the adults!), blankets on hand for picnicking, and delicious southern food truck cuisine from Drums & Crumbs so that guests may purchase snacks or dinner. Patz & Hall will also be offering a wonderful selection of wines for purchase by the glass or bottle, including its sought-after single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. There is no admission fee for this special evening event, and reservations are not required, however wine and food are extra. Children are welcome, and feel free to bring lawn chairs (though Patz & Hall kindly asks that pets remain at home).
August 16
The 4th Annual Mexican-American Harvest Festival wine tasting and auction will take place 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on August 16, 2014 at Renteria Wines’ Brown Ranch Vineyard, 4254 Old Sonoma Road, Napa, CA 94558. The event will feature 15 Mexican-American Vintners Association member wineries pouring their wines, food pairings from Chef Richard Haake and Winery Chefs Catering, live music from Trio Solea, and silent auction lots filled with wines and winery experiences. A portion of the Silent Auction proceeds benefit the Mexican-American College Scholarship Fund and Clinic Ole. Special Advance Tickets are $75 each until sold out. Purchase online at or call 707-266-1296. The remaining Advance Tickets will be $100 each. Tickets at the Door will be $125.
September 6
Treat yourself to this rare opportunity to taste the wines from 30 Mt. Veeder wineries ALL IN ONE PLACE at the 15th Annual Mt. Veeder Appellation Tasting, Saturday, September 6 at The Hess Collection Winery, 4411 Redwood Road, Napa, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. ...celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Mt. Veeder AVA! Advance Tickets are VERY limited at $75/person, so buy your tickets NOW before they sell out at or call 707-266-1296. Tickets at the door will be $100/person. Tickets include the wines from our Mt. Veeder wineries and food pairings from The Hess Collection, Executive Chef, Chad Hendrickson, live high-energy blues from The Hummingbirdz. There will also be raffle drawings and a Silent Auction where you can win limited production gems from Mt. Veeder wineries! So, don't miss out...the wines are amazing and it's one of the very few times of the year you can taste Mt. Veeder wines all in one place, many of which are very hard to find.

Rubicon Estate has three wine tasting options ranging from $15-50. The $25 and $50 options include a half- hour walking tour. While at the estate, guests can also view Francis Ford Coppola's extensive collection of pre-cinematic devices including Magic Lanterns and Zoetropes. The child-friendly winery provides wooden sailboats for kids to play with in the courtyard fountain. For more information, visit
Wine country visitors can benefit from a collaboration among 152 vintners and 50 lodgings in Sonoma County, together known as the Wine Road. For $25 for a day's exploration, or $50 for three days in the area, Sonoma travelers can obtain the new Ticket to the Wine Road, allowing for discounts, complimentary tastings, private tours, and other amenities at all participating locales. Benefits vary. For a list of wineries and lodging, or to purchase tickets, visit
The Signature Bar at J Vineyards and Winery presents daily wine-only tastings, featuring wines such as Cuvée 20, Russian River Valley Chardonnay; Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, and Russian River Valley Pinotage. Tastings run all day, and cost $20 for five pours of wine. For more information, call 707-431-3646 or visit The Signature Bar, J Vineyards and Winery, 11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg, CA 95448, 707-431-3646.

For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Dean & DeLuca
607 South St. Helena Highway
St. Helena, CA 94574

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