March 5, 2010 Newsletter
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Not too long ago, Santa Barbara County was home to a handful of Hollywood celebrities trying to exist outside the limelight, and to a handful of winemakers trying to make their way outside the glare of Napa-Sonoma.The region was also for a time home to a scattering of upstart wineries who . . .
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Sonoma Planning Guide
See our Sonoma wedding planning guide for sweet locales and insider tips every bride-to-be planning a wine country wedding ought to know. Because when it comes to keeping nuptials-inclined couples informed, we absolutely do take our job seriously.
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Steve Noble Ledson
Steve Ledson has always taken pride in doing a good job. While still a young child, he helped his father on the family farm and learned the business like any other proud, hard-working Sonoma County resident...by getting his hands dirty. Early on in life, Steve knew he was destined to dream in details . . . READ MORE >>
Ahi Tuna in a Cucumber Rollup
The clean flavors of "maguro" sushi come together in this dazzling appetizer. A sesame-soy marinade lifts the tuna flavors, and the wasabi and pickled ginger give these delectable rollups a real punch. Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut sparkling wine provides a vivacious accompaniment to the spicy, exotic nature of the dish while balancing the salty flavor of the marinade. READ MORE >>
The Claremont will host the first annual Berkeley Wine Festival celebrating wines from the Napa and Sonoma Valleys beginning Friday, March 12. The festival will open with a reception and tasting of more than 50 wines from top wineries including Far Niente, Duckhorn Wine Company and Cliff Lede Vineyards. This two-month long festival continues with a series of receptions and dinners hosted by local winemakers and proprietors.
If you haven’t visited us recently for our Valley-renowned tour, we encourage you to do so. We now offer tours with tasting at 11am, 1pm and 3pm for $20 per person and complimentary for club members. This guided tour will introduce you to méthode tradionnelle, as you enjoy our award winning sparkling wines along the way. We also offer a complimentary tour, without tasting, at 10am. 800-686-6272.
Enjoy the view from our tasting room overlooking our vineyards, olive groves and the Petaluma River Valley. Delight in our elegant, estate-grown wines which reflect our commitment to the land and to taking part in sustainable practices. Please join us for a complimentary tasting and a 5% discount on your purchase. Register with our Wine Club and receive Members-only discounts!
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