Wine Tasting in Novato

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  • Kastania Vineyards
    For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Kastania Vineyards in Petaluma is the place to be. With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food. Kastania Vineyards is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. Kastania Vineyards is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
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    4415 Redwood Hwy S
    Petaluma, CA US
  • B.R. Cohn Winery
    During a one-hour wine and cheese tasting, palates take flight across four of B.R. Cohn's flagship wines, each paired with a specific selection of Sonoma County artisan cheese. Sonoma, an area known for producing rich, flavorful wines and equally delicious edibles, is the lovechild of the best parents nature has to offer. Its fields benefit from nourishing underground hot springs?a key factor in fending off frost?and a bounty of sunshine resulting from nearby, coastal-fog-clearing mountains. In honor of this natural wonder, tasters can focus deeply during their visit, mentally honoring the complex process and flavor of each nibble and waft. Allow the sensorial waves to hit your brain's jubilation receptors like a vengeance-driven baseball bat into the side of a luxury mystery-mobile.
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    15000 Hwy 12
    Glen Ellen, CA US
  • Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
    Four Things to Know About Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Big, dark reds, bright, fresh whites, sparkling, and dessert wines are all produced and served in Jacuzzi Family Vineyards’ monumental, but welcoming Italian-villa-style home base. Guests can try many of them, along with cheeses and olive oils, during tours and tastings. Before you stop by, drink in a few behind-the-scenes facts: Yes, they’re the Jacuzzis. Actually, the family was in the wine business before its descendants invented the iconic bubbling tub. Patriarch Giovanni Jacuzzi worked at a vineyard in Italy before following his sons to California, where they became plane builders. After a tragic crash killed one of his sons, Giovanni convinced his remaining kids to get into a less dangerous industry. Belatedly following in his father’s footsteps, Valeriano Jacuzzi got to work planting zinfandel, carignane, and mourvedre grapes. Their wine comes from tea. Compost tea, that is. This oozy, eco-friendly mixture of molasses, fish emulsion, rock dust, and microbes fertilizes the crops. Meanwhile, bell beans, barley, and oats serve as cover crops, adding further natural enrichment to the soil. These are just a couple components to an entire system of green farming techniques used in the vineyards. Some of the field workers are fuzzy, and some are creepy-crawly. When it’s time to weed, the farmers bring in flocks of hungry sheep to munch their way between the vines. Farmers also control pests with the help of creatures that are a little less cute: predator mites. They import these microscopic bugs to cut down on nature’s vine vandals. It’s free to taste. Visitors can stop in to try up to five complimentary wine samples during normal hours, though they can also pile on extras such as table service, chocolate-wine shots, and samples from sister business The Olive Press.
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    24724 Arnold Dr
    Sonoma, CA US
  • Cakebread Cellars Reserve Room
    Five Things to Know About Cakebread Cellars It all started with a photo shoot. In 1972, Jack and Dolores Cakebread were taking pictures at Sturdivant Ranch for Nathan Chroman’s Treasury of American Wines. On a whim, they offered to buy the property—and Cakebread Cellars was born. More than 40 years later, their operation has expanded to encompass 11 vineyards that produce grapes for both white and red wines. Read on for more about the acclaimed winery: Cakebread Cellars is green. The vineyard focuses on recycling, waste reduction, and winemaking with energy-efficient equipment, and champions sustainable farming practices. Those efforts have paid off—Cakebread Cellars is a Napa Green Certified Winery, and is working to ensure its land becomes certified in the Napa Green Land program as well. One of their wines has (figurative) literary roots. Cakebread’s Rubaiyat takes its name from the poetry of Omar Kayyám, specifically a verse that praises the simple pleasure of “a flask of wine.” Visits to the winery are educational. Daily tours introduce visitors to Napa Valley viticulture, complete with a walk through the vineyard and winery, an overview of winemaking, and a guided wine tasting. You can dine while you sip. During special pairing events, Cakebread’s resident chefs craft four plates with seasonal ingredients to complement selected wines. Guests also engage in a discussion on how wines pair with foods while enjoying the harmonious meal. The winery doubles as a culinary school. Those same resident chefs host regular cooking classes on dishes such as small plates and paella.
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    8300 Saint Helena Highway
    Napa, CA US
  • Mumm Napa
    Five Things to Know About Mumm Napa Mumm Napa knows that every moment is worth celebrating, and their elegant vineyard reflects that mentality. With its sun-dappled terrace inviting visitors to sip on cool sparkling wines under the shade of a nearly 200-year-old oak tree, an afternoon can go from ordinary to extraordinary. Tours and tastings provide an informative introduction, but read on to learn more about what makes Mumm Napa worth a visit: Though bubbly is where it’s at, Mumm doesn’t neglect other members of the wine family. In addition to their award-winning sparkling wines, they also include rosé, chardonnay, and pinot noir in their repertoire. Mumm Napa’s champagne has true French roots. The Mumm brothers founded the first Mumm vineyard in 1827 in the Champagne region of France. It didn’t move to California until 1983. They can’t accommodate weddings, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate. Though county ordinances prohibit weddings, they still have four different event spaces suited for parties of just 20 or nearly 200. The winery celebrates the arts almost as much as its wine. The onsite gallery has featured works by Graham Nash (of Crosby, Stills, and Nash) and legendary photographer Ansel Adams. Club members can share their love of wine all year long. Perks include discounts on bottles and merch
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    8445 Silverado Trl
    Napa, CA US
  • Wellington Vineyards
    For good times and great food, head on over to Glen Ellen's Wellington Vineyards. At Wellington Vineyards, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day. Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Wellington Vineyards's mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
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    11600 Dunbar Rd
    Glen Ellen, CA US

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