Posted April 2006
Mother's Day Guide to Wine Country
Ponte Family Estate Winery
napa valley • sonoma • mendocino • santa
barbara • temecula • monterey
WINE COUNTRY—It's mom's special day…and you better have something
special planned. We've put together a list of some of the best
ideas throughout Wine Country to help celebrate all that is
so wonderful about the woman who clothed you, fed you, changed
your diapers and helped put you through college. And by the way,
it wouldn't kill you to call once in a while.
French-inspired bistro offers a weekly brunch with eggs Florentine, oysters
on the half-shell, pates and much more. 540 Main Street Napa, 707.252.8115.
(Calistoga) Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery
Mother's Day Brunch on the patio, 10am to 3pm. moderately priced, children
1250 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, 707.942.4101.
3-Course Mother's Day Menu served from 11am-5pm for $65 per
guest, $85 with wine pairings. Children's menu option available.1
California Dr. Yountville, 707.944.2280
(Yountville) Napa Valley Grille
Mother's Day Brunch at Napa Valley Grille from 10am 3:30pm. 2-course brunch
for $30 per person. Includes a buffet with baskets of cinnamon rolls, banana
bread, a tower of blueberry muffins, fresh fruit, and coffee cake. Complimentary "Flower
Shop" offered for children to make a special bouquet for their Mom.
6795 Washington St, Yountville, 707.944.8506
(St. Helena) Martini House
The cozy, popular restaurant is offering a special 3-course Prix Fixe menu
for $35, with optional wine pairing for $60 throughout the weekend. The regular
a la carte menu will also be available for lunch and dinner. Spring Street
@ Oak, St. Helena, 707.963.2233.
Offering their regular menu with
special brunch additions. Open at 10:30am. 6534 Washington St.,
(Angwin) Free Outdoor Shakespeare: TwelfthNight
In four free outdoor performances, Pacific Union College presents Shakespeare's
comedy "Twelfth Night" in the beautiful outdoor Angwin Amphitheatre.
Musical and improv pre-shows begin at 1:30pm with Shakespeare taking the stage
(Napa) Classic Family Concert Series: Mother's Day Concert
Napa Valley Music Associates Presents Classic Family Concert Series 2006.
A benefit for the Napa Valley Music Associates Music Conservatory Building Fund.
All concerts take place at the beautiful and historic Napa landmark, The
Churchill Manor B&B ,
485 Brown Street, Napa. May 14th's concert features Heather Paschoal, Harpist "Extraordinaire" in
a special Mother's Day concert. Please call for advance ticket reservations$20
Adults, $15 Seniors, 18 & under, free. Concert starts at 3pm.
(Sonoma) Carneros Bistro
Re-opening in May with a new look and feel, this top-rated Sonoma
bistro puts its best foot forward for Mother's Day weekend.
Children welcome. $44 adults/ $19 children. 10:30am to 3pm.
Call 707.931.2042. The
Lodge at Sonoma (707)
(Sonoma) Saddles Restaurant
With a focus on American food and steak, Saddles offers mom a hearty brunch
from. 10:30am to 2pm $38 adults, $18 children under 12. The Inn at MacArthur
Place, 29 East MacArthur St., Sonoma, 707.938.2929.
(Santa Rosa) Zazu
One of Wine Country's favorite restaurants open from 9am to 2:30pm for brunch
with lemon ricotta pancakes, steak, herb scrambled eggs with lamb sausage,
smoked duck confit hash and more. 3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, 707.523.4814.
Caves Mother's Day Brunch
Make reservations for this popular event. Wild
Thyme Restaurant will prepare a sumptuous feast paired with award-winning
wines. The event lasts from 11am to 2pm with a sparkling wine reception followed
by a private winery tour and lunch at 12:00 noon. Cost is $75.00 per person
($60.00 for under 21) and is all-inclusive. (Cuvée Club price is $60.00) 23555
Carneros Highway (121), Sonoma, 707.996.7256.
Vineyards & Winery
This weekend, Mom can relax with a complimentary food and wine flight at the
J Winery bar. Or, toast her in the Bubble Room and enjoy reduced prices on
Bubble Room Menu items. J Vineyards offers a unique experience in Sonoma County
and makes Sparkling Wine, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. 11447 Old Redwood Highway,
(Santa Rosa) Mother's Day Safari
Take mom on a real adventure safari, including brunch at Safari
Two times are offered, a morning African Queen tour at 10, or an afternoon
package starting at 1pm. Tickets: $60 for adults; $25 for children 4-12. 3115
Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, 707.579.2551.
What do Skunks and Spas have in common? Great Mother’s Day gifts
the Skunk Train and sip Mimosa's on the way to treating mom
to a beautiful brunch in the middle of the redwoods. Light buffet style brunch
at Northspur. A Rose for Mom. Departs 9:45 am. $65
Adults, $30 Children. Fort Bragg Train Depot, 866-45-SKUNK. Baechtel
Creek Inn & Spa offers
Skunk Train Packages and Spa Packages.
View great old dames, and a few nice buildings too
Architectural Tour and Wine Tasting Weekend
Get a good look
at architecturally designed homes (new and old) from Sea Ranch to Anchor Bay
along Highway One. Premier tasting of Mendocino, Sonoma and Napa appellation
wines. May 13 10am to 5:30pm, tickets are $40. (888) 451-7873. Soroptimist
International of Mendocino-Sonoma.
Artiste Winery presents Mother's Day Celebration
(Santa Ynez) Featuring a weekend of fine art by Christina LoCascio, hand-made
jewelry by Marilyn McGraw,and complimentary wine for moms 11:0am-5:00pm.
Artiste Winery Tasting Room & Gallery, 3569 Sagunto Street, Studio
102, downtown Santa Ynez. 805-686 2626
Ponte Family Estate Winery
The gift of food, food, food, entertainment for little ones and relaxation
while others chase the wee ones around at the Mother’s Day Luncheon at Ponte
Winery. Six different meal stations overseen by chef Steve Stawinski, the luncheon
includes a breakfast station, a seafood station, a carving station, a salad
station, and the piece de resistance: the fantastic kids buffet. Final station:
the decadent dessert station. $70 per person/$63 for wine club members; $35
per child; 11am and 3:00pm seatings. Ponte Family Estate Winery, 35053 Rancho
California Road, Temecula, CA (951) 694-8855.
Go Straight for the Chocolates at Chateau Julien Wine Estate
(Carmel) In honor of Mother’s Day, Chateau Julien is offering an assortment
of local chocolates to taste and pair with the Estate Vineyard wines. Mothers,
aunts, and grandmas are welcome to enjoy a complimentary tasting of the Private
Reserve Merlot. (831) 624-2600
Spa Day at Body Suite
(Monterey) If Mom MUST have a day at the spa, and what mother wouldn’t, The
Body Suite Day Spa is available for pre-paid appointments, secret maneuvers
into the spa for surprise treatments, or the ever-popular gift certificate.
Mother/daughter, and even, mother/son specials are what mom really loves. Specials
range from Harmonizing massages, rejuvenating facial therapies, to a full day
dream; prices $100 to $350 for a side-by-side experience. (831) 375-4375