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StacysWineStop
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posted 07-24-2011 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StacysWineStop   Click Here to Email StacysWineStop     Edit/Delete Message
1. Any great wineries for Riesling? My partner loves it and it's his 30th BD, so I want to make sure that he gets some...

A. Rieslings are a tough one, because most have switched over to gverts, sauvgion blanc, pinot gris,viogner or pinot blanc because it grows better for the region. For Sonoma you have Ty Caton in Kenwood, Dashe Cellars in Dry Creek, Davis Family & Williams in Healdsburg. In Napa; Beringer in Saint Helena and Casa Nuestra winery in Calistoga.

2. Any great wineries that we can't miss for photo opps? We are both photographers... while I know that the area is gorgeous, I wanted to see if there is anything un-missable.

A. Russian Hill in Russian River has amazing views, of course the gardens at Sonoma Cutrer in Dry Creek, Delorimar or Stryker Sonoma in Alexander Valley. Moving over to Napa lots of beautiful views, but some of my favorites are the crush pad at Madrigal Vineyards in Calistoga, Castillo di Amorosa aka the castle, Signorello - Poolside, Steltzner in Stag's Leap District.

3. When is grape crush? It is crazy? Any chance to see that somewhere in September?

A. Harvest for whites & pinots begin in August & September. Schweiger Winery - Spring Mountain, Saint Helena will have their 1st grape stomp Thursday, September 22nd.

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yesilovewine
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posted 07-17-2011 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for yesilovewine     Edit/Delete Message
Your post says you are going to Napa and Sonoma...have you chosen you stops for Sonoma or are you looking for ideas there as well??If so, the results from Harvest Fair are available on that website and they list all winners by varietal so you should be able to find a Riesling.
We just enjoyed Sutter HOme's Chenin Blanc this evening and having never had this wine before I was pleasantly surprised at its food friendliness.
Also, Mahoney makes an Albarino that is well worth trying. I believe their tasting room is in Oxbow Mkt.

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bigsemi
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posted 07-11-2011 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigsemi   Click Here to Email bigsemi     Edit/Delete Message
For Riesling in Napa, Hagafen and V. Sattui have several great ones. Great picture opps at V. Sattui, Rubicon, Round Pond, and Raymond.

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Hawkeye
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posted 07-11-2011 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Here are a couple suggestions for photo ops.

1. Chateau Montelena in Calistoga. The winery building is truly like a chateau and was featured in the movie, "Bottle Shock". The grounds are very photogenic, also.

2. For something different, I would suggest making an appointment at Chase Family Winery on the south edge of St. Helena. They make amazing zins from the 100+ year old Hayne vineyard, made famous by Helen Turley and her awesome Zin from there. I have seen some images of those vines that were out of this world and I would think September would be a good time to shoot.

Have a great time.

-Hawkeye

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damombo
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posted 07-11-2011 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Howdy dtsphoto - I'm not sure about Napa for Riesling, but I know that Ledson, over on the Sonoma side of things, has a couple.

About photo ops- check under the Napa Valley Things to Do section. There are several suggestions there - and you are correct, everywhere I look when out there is a beautiful sight There is a winery called Quixote - the building was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and is quite quirky and I'd imagine would photograph beautifully - they require an appointment. Here is their website: http://quixotewinery.com/ Wander around the site and see if that would be of interest to you.

Harvest is generally happening throughout September. Here is a good website for all sorts of info: http://www.napavintners.com/home/index.asp Of course, WineCountry.com has tons of info as well. Wineries will often have signs out on the road saying "Crush today" and we did have the chance to stomp grapes (a la I Love Lucy) at Grgich - they had a half barrel outside with grapes for brave souls (soles?) to stomp. Towel included, I think...

Hope this helps a bit! Cheers!

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dtsphoto
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posted 07-10-2011 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dtsphoto     Edit/Delete Message
Hi! We are planning a visit to Napa and Sonoma in September. A couple of questions if anyone has advice!

1. Any great wineries for Riesling? My partner loves it and it's his 30th BD, so I want to make sure that he gets some...

2. Any great wineries that we can't miss for photo opps? We are both photographers... while I know that the area is gorgeous, I wanted to see if there is anything un-missable.

3. When is grape crush? It is crazy? Any chance to see that somewhere in September?

Thanks!!

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