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Lusso Della Terra Winery & Vineyards

In San Miguel, California Lusso Della Terra, which name means "Luxury of the Land" makes its goal to live up to the name by drawing on the passion and love for both the land and the wine it produces. Winemaker Edward Cholakian starting from cellar rat, worked his way up the production later over time. His experience at well-know wineries such as Cakebread Cellars, Chateau St Jean, Monterey Wine Company, Fetzer Vineyards as well as serving as consultant for 30 other winereis has shaped Edward in creating his own style and winemakeing and shows in the wines of Lusso Della Terra.

Hours:

Monday through Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Darioush Winery

Elegant lovely and the reds wow I just had a moment. Not casual but elegant. Unique tasting room built by a very wealthy Persian businessman. Blocks of travertine imported from Iran, rare blue granite and fine craftsmanship are on full display.
The staff is knowledgable and friendly and the cabernets, given some time to age and soften the abundant tannins, are terrific.

J Wine Company

A classy place to taste the bubbly, sample super-gourmet treats, take a tour, or join a class, J specializes in sparkling wine and has a dazzling showroom for visitors. Check out the gardens, drink in the view, and be ready for plenty of tiny bubbles.

Conundrum

This unique, non-traditional white wine blend was created to offer full-flavored fruit and enough complexity to match the creative dishes being offered by today’s generation of chefs. Conundrum can be served with every course from appetizer to dessert, and pairs beautifully with spicy foods and full-flavored Asian cuisine.
The "conundrum", or puzzle, of this wine is in guessing which grapes make up the blend; a combination that includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Semillon and Viognier. Conundrum is a true California wine, with grapes sourced from Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Tulare counties. Winemaker Jon Bolta began to craft the style for Conundrum in 1988.

P&M Staiger

P M STAIGER was established in 1973 on a ridge above Boulder Creek, in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The site had been an early twentieth century vineyard and winery operated by the Jim Locatelli family, but the vineyard and the vines had long since disappeared and only a few large hoops from the old redwood tanks were all that remained of the cellar. P M Staiger was replanted and built a new house and winery, designed by Robert Walker. The varieties planted - Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,and Cabernet Franc - were determined by the types that had been historically grown successfully with good exposure in the higher elevations of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Presidio Vineyard & Winery

Presidio strongly believes in matching varietals to their preferred climactic regions. The Presidio Vineyard’s cool climate is particularly well-suited for Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Extensive research was required to discover the highest quality clones to produce the highest quality ultra-premium wines. This required Presidio to engage a French firm to assist them in acquiring the optimum clones.

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

The building is beautiful, with an open kitchen where they make their light bites from scratch. I've tasted here three times and have really fun and knowledgeable hosts. Bonus points for the vineyard being 100% certified COOF Organic and Biodynamic.

This is also one of the wineries that allows you to bring your own picnic to enjoy on the sun-drenched patio. I love to make this a mid-point stop and enjoy some cured meats, cheeses, and baguette and share a bottle of my favorite Sinskey wine, the lovely Abraxas. Such a great idea! $15 of the $25 tasting fee is refundable with the purchase of two bottles of their reasonably priced wines. Definitely not to be missed during your Napa super happy fun time!

Owl Ridge Wines

Owl Ridge Wines takes advantage of the high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grown in Sonoma County. Winemaker Joe Otos uses 100% French oak and winemaking techniques that preserve the intensity of the fruit flavors. The resulting wines are big, but balanced.

Willowbrook Cellars is pouring single-vineyard pinots and chardonnay at Hudson Street Wineries.
Open Monday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hudson Street Wineries
428 Hudson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Red Tree Wine

Roy Cecchetti is no stranger to creating successful wine brands that promote quality and consistency at an affordable price. Cecchetti Wine Company marks the second time Roy has launched a California wine brand. In 1985, he co-founded Cecchetti Sebastiani Cellar with his brother-in-law Don Sebastiani.

Shibumi Knoll Vineyards

Many years ago Don Ross read a book, Shibumi, which became one of his favorites. Adventure, intrigue, romance, the book has it all. Most importantly, the book introduced Don to the concept of Shibumi, a Japanese word describing a physical and emotional state which most nearly translates to “effortless perfection”, “understated elegance”, or “perfect peace”. Life on Don's little knoll which is surrounded by vineyards, canopied by majestic oaks and blessed with bucolic 360° views is truly one of Shibumi. Hence when Mr. Don Ross decided to make wine under his own label, “Shibumi Knoll Vineyards” seemed appropriate.

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