The proximity to the cool fog and breezes from the bay makes the climate in Los Carneros cooler and more moderate than the wine regions further north in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive in this cooler climate, making for some spectacular wines. This weekend April 26th and 27th from 10am-4pm, the Carneros wine region, opens its doors for a multi Sonoma winery open house event. Join in on a variety of activities planned specially by each winery. You could experience anything from, food and wine pairings, live music, art shows, special wine tastings (barrel, reserve, library, new release) to special pricing, children’s activities and more.
Some of our top picks of participating wineries are:
April n Carneros is a rare occasion when Adastra is open to the public. This quaint, family owned winery offers a rare opportunity to the public to taste pinot noir, chardonnays, merlot and medalist Ed’s Red value blend at the historic Adastra redwood barn. Paired artisan cheeses, ample parking and garden ambience amid certified organic vineyards will be a great start to your Carneros adventure. Barn doors open at 10:00 AM both April 26th and 27th until 4pm. Groups 8 or more call ahead (707-255-4818), no buses please.
Adastra, 2545 Las Amigas Road, Napa, CA 94559
Located in the flats, midway through a forgotten loop of bumpy road well off the highway, even lost people can’t find it, but worth the drive! The Ceja’s celebrate their love of wine between their downtown location and their vineyard property. The Carneros winery tasting room, bocce ball court, gardens and vineyard are beautiful, and a reflection of the family perspective on wine, food, and people. Celebrate the beauty of Carneros at Ceja Vineyards as they share their exciting wine releases! Or Questa Borinquen, a fiery salsa band, is sure to keep the fiesta hot and will be a great accompaniment to the delicious pizzas being served hot from the oven! Special discount this weekend only! Buses must call prior to event.
Ceja Vineyards, 1016 Las Amigas Road, Napa, CA 94559
This historic property was once the site of a Miwok Village and the first camp of the Sonoma Mission and the tasting room is located in an 1850s farmhouse. Enjoy a picnic on the lush green lawns, by one of the six spring-fed ponds, surrounded by the glorious fragrant blossoms of over 5,000 rose bushes, dozens of rustling willow trees and ever-changing gardens. This weekend sample homemade Caggiano sausage hot off the grill while enjoying the tented outdoor marketplace featuring gourmet products from The Olive Press, Green String Farms, and Carneros Caves Cheese, as well as fine art, unique local jewelry & gifts. Make sure to stop by and take advantage of the exclusive wine specials!
Cline Cellars, 24737 Arnold Drive/CA-121, Sonoma, CA 95476
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
Celebrate Spring in Style with Bubbles and Balsamics! Delight your palate with pairings featuring gourmet Olive Press products and Jacuzzi wines. Step out in style with designer shoes and jewelry from Italian artists Megan and Sebastian Del Brenna, hand painted scarves by local artist Siobhan Silks, unique home decor by Bella Barrels and special discounts all weekend.
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, 24724 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476
Other participating wineries include; Bonneau Wines, Enkidu Wines, Homewood Winery, Keating Wines, Larson Family Winery, Meadowcroft Wines, Poseidon Vineyard & Obsidian Ridge Winery, Robledo Family Winery, Schug Carneros Estate, Talisman Wines, Ty Caton Vineyards and The Wine Foundry
Tickets are $45 per person online in advance and $50 at the door of any participating winery the days of the event. Tickets are valid for both days of the event. Designated drivers tickets are $10 in advance at $15 at the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-in-carneros-2014-tickets-10606613667 Don’t want to worry about a designated driver or simply don’t want to have to think about how to get from one place to the next? Let us take you there in style! Book one of our luxury sedans or limos to experience the best of April in Carneros! https://www.beauwinetours.com/sonoma-wine-tours/sonoma-valley/
Find out more about the event at the April in Carneros website here http://www.carneroswineries.org/events/.
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