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July 24, 2008 WineCountry.com 

Inside This Issue

WINERY SPOTLIGHT: Kunde Estate

WINE TRAVEL: Dog Friendly Wineries

WINE BUZZ: Dog Days of Summer

TASTING ITINERARY: Geyserville

July 24, 2008 Newsletter

WINERY SPOTLIGHT

Kunde: Wag-Worthy Winery

SONOMA VALLEY, CA - For the second time this year, Kunde Estate Winery & Vineyards is going to the dogs. Well, going dog friendly, that is. Following on the heels of Kunde's sold-out canine-themed event in May, the family-run winery will offer a second dog-friendly hike on Saturday, October 18th.
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WINE TRAVEL

Dog Friendly Wineries

NAPA VALLEY, CA - Don't leave your best pal at home this summer. They want to have fun too! Besides, who can resist that hopeful, then sad look they give you everytime you walk out the door...without them. There are a host of wineries in Napa Valley that are more than happy to welcome your dog with open arms.
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WINE BUZZ

Dog Days of Summer

PASO ROBLES, CA -News of the economic crash-and-burn is everywhere you look these days. And as we enter the dog days of summer, it appears there is little water on the horizon for the thirsty canine that is the national economy. So in these times of belt-tightening and bean-counting, we turn to the simple pleasures in life to remind us that, as the saying goes, life must go on.
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WINE ITINERARY

Geyserville

SONOMA COUNTY NORTH, CA - With the many so-called "destinations" in California's Wine Country, it's easy for visitors to miss the forest for the trees. Traveling from one big-name spot to another, the itinerant wine taster regularly passes blissfully by unearthed gems that could make them richer for the experience.
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Bubbles & Oysters at Chandon

Join Chandon every Friday - Sunday (11am - 6 pm) for Bubbles & Oysters on the Terrace. Oysters provided by Michael Watchorn, co-founder of Hog Island Co. These delicious oysters are only $18 for Half Dozen and $30 for One Dozen. Don't miss our prestige pairing: a bottle of étoile Brut and a dozen oysters. Regular tastings and tours also available. Visit Chandon.com for more information.

Cruise West

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Hahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery

 

The Hahn Estates / Smith & Hook Winery sits at a thousand foot elevation in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County. Initially producing only Cabernet Sauvignon, they have expanded their vineyards over the years, and now also produce Pinot Noir, Viogner, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Grenache Noir, Syrah as well as the traditional Bordeaux varietals.

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