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5 Things to Do in Wine Country in January

Spirituality in the Natural World – a new photography exhibit at Robert Mondavi Winery

A new fine–art photography exhibit at Robert Mondavi Winery "Ancient Textures and Sacred Landscapes" explores the integration of religious architecture within the environment, primarily in Asia, and their symbiosis over time.  By using the 3-panel triptych format, Napa Valley photographer Teri Sandison captures the “inevitability of imminent change, which is inherent in nature and in all existence.” The exhibit in the Vineyard Room at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville begins January 11 and continues through March 6.  Open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm daily. 

The modern barn style of the Taylor Lombardo - designed Freestone Winery echoes the rugged coastal mountain range. Photo Taylor Lombardo Architects LLC.

Sample Northern Sonoma wine country during Winter WINEland

The first of three major tasting weekends a year sponsored by Wine RoadWinter WINEland allows oenophiles to explore the distinct regions of Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley in leisure.  From the convenience of tasting rooms around Healdsburg Plaza to the remote and romantic landscape of Freestone Winery just 8 miles from the Pacific, the detailed programs, maps and featured varietals of over 140 participating wineries will help you navigate the weekend.  January 19 and 20, 11 am – 4 pm.  Advance tickets purchased by January 14, $45 for a weekend pass or $35 for Sunday only, or purchase on the day of the event at participating wineries for additional $10.

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