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  October Trip . . . Part Deux

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posted 06-07-2011 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Damombo,

The same with us. The last trip in March we just "dropped in" at Stelzner because it was there. We were completely surprised. We had a great time. We had a great host in Travis Westrope who knew his wines and made the tasting fun. Suggested we join a cave tour that was just beginning at no charge. Nice stop.


posted 06-07-2011 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
PS - we dropped in at Stelzner several years ago (no appt) and had a lovely visit. We enjoyed their wines but haven't managed a return visit. From what we recall, we would definitely return.


posted 06-07-2011 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Looks terrific! I see three categories: wineries we have been to (Stelzner, Baldacci, Cuvaison); wineries we've been to thanks to you (Zathila, Barow, Chase); and the rest I categorize as wineries to go to because Hawkeye checked 'em out first
We went to the wine and food pairing Sunday night - it was fantastic. I'll write up my thoughts and post later today.


posted 06-01-2011 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carjeff   Click Here to Email carjeff     Edit/Delete Message

I can't comment on any of these wineries, as I haven't tasted at any of them. Several are on my short list for our Nov trip including Zahtila, Barlow, Baldacci, and possibly Reverie.

I would like more info on J Gregory (and also Rios). We were wine club members at Jessup for a few years until Mark left, and know Kandice from her days at Terra Valentine and Biale. May just have to add these to our list also.

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posted 06-01-2011 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Days 4 and 5 of our trip are on Friday and Saturday. We will be joined by 8 daylily friends from Kentucky and California for a little wine tasting and looking at pictures of daylilies.

Here we go, Day 4
10:00 AM
Cuvaison Vineyards - Appointment Confirmed 5/4 - Tasting Fee $15.00
4550 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, CA 94515

Zahtila Vineyards - Appointment Made We will order a deli sandwich to picnic - Tasting Fee $10
2250 Lake County Hwy
Calistoga, CA 94515
We will have lunch on the porch overlooking the vineyards. Owners Laura Zahtila-Swanton and Husband Mike Swanton will host our group.

1:30 PM
Barlow Vineyards - Appointment Confirmed by telephone 5/10
4411 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, CA 94515
For a group this size, Barr Smith, owner, has an arrangement with von Strasser Vineyards on Diamond Mountain to do his tastings there..

2:30 PM
von Strasser Vineyards - Appointment Confirmed by telephone 5/10
1510 Diamond Mountain Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
Tasting fee $20.00 per person. Tasting of 5 world class Diamond Mountain District wines, current release. Educational and in-depth tasting on the Estate Vineyard patios (weather permitting)

4:00 PM
Reverie Vineyards - Appointment Confirmed 4/24/11
1520 Diamond Mountain Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
Many visitors to Napa Valley believe that we are one of the best wineries to visit because our tasting is primarily done outdoors in a beautiful redwood grove. We do a walkaround wine tour tasting, in different sections. Keep in mind before booking an appointment, part of our tour is outside in the redwoods, rain or shine. You do get umbrellas. We do reverse the direction of our tour, and taste most of our wines in the cave. We just feel everyone who visits Reverie must see our redwood grove.

5:30 PM
Rios and Maldonado Wineries - Appointment Confirmed 5/30
1307-A Lincoln Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515
This is the new winery where Kandice Jessup is working. We will probably have wine and hors d’ouvres in the cave.

And we go on to Day 5

10:00 AM
Redmon Wines - Appointment Confirmed 4/30 - No tasting fee
871 Dowdell Lane
Saint Helena, CA 94574
Located in St. Helena, CA, in the heart of the Napa Valley, they produce premium quality, small production wines.
As their last name Redmon portrays, they specialize in bordeaux style reds in lots that are typically under 400 cases per year. Lisa Redmon will host us for this tasting.

11:30 AM
Chase Cellars - Lunch Appointment Confirmed 5/1 - $35.00 per person
2252 Sulphur Springs Avenue
St. Helena, California 94574
We will be having lunch at Chase Cellars. Jeff Blaum, winery manager, will preform his magic on the grill and pair food with an array of Chase wines..

1:30 PM
Baldacci Vineyard - Appointment Confirmed 4/28 - $10.00 tasting fee
6236 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
One of our favorite Cabernet houses. They must make a half dozen Cabs plus other varietals.

Steltzner Vineyards - Appointment Confirmed 5/30 - Tasting Fee $10.00 Per Person
5998 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
We will probably do a tour and cave tasting at this property

4:30 PM
J Gregory Cellars - Appointment Confirmed
Mark and Kandice Jessup
516 Montecito Blvd
Napa, CA 94559
This is the new undertaking by Mark Jessup, former owner and wine maker at Jessup Wines in Yountville. J. Gregory is named for Mark’s son.

Please give me your comments.


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