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Indulge Yourself at Red Car Wine Company's Funky Magnum PI-Themed Wine Tasting Party

If you haven’t heard the buzz about one the newest (and hottest) tasting rooms in Wine Country, then you should head up to West Sonoma County on Saturday, August 25th from 2:00 – 6:00 pm for Red Car Wine Company’s Magnum P.I. Party.

Wineries Where You Can Spend the Night

Wineries Where you can Spend the Night

Why spend the night at a hotel, when you could stay the weekend at a winery? Here are our favorite wineries that have guesthouses or inns for true fans like you.

Harvest 2012 in Napa Valley off to an Explosive Start

On Friday, August 6, corks flew and wine flowed freely as an army of eager employees gathered on the crushpad of Mumm Napa to welcome the arrival of Pinot Noir from the nearby Gamefarm Vineyard — the first fruit to arrive at the winery and the beginning of the 2012 harvest in Napa Valley.

PHOTOS: Wine Women & Shoes Benefiting Napa Emergency Women’s Services

On July 28, the Wine Women & Shoes Napa Valley event lit a spark of awareness and compassion for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, benefitting Napa Emergency Women’s Services. The event was an overwhelming success for NEWS. Over 300 guests celebrated and honored their support for NEWS during an amazing afternoon of wine, shoes, and fashion at Charles Krug Winery. The benefit raised over $80,000, all of which will be delivered directly to NEWS.

Revamped The Thomas and Fagiani's Bar Usher in New Era for Downtown Napa

Revamped The Thomas and Fagiani's Bar Usher in New Era for Downtown Napa

When the doors at 813 Main Street in downtown Napa open for business on Wednesday, August 8, it will be for the first time in nearly 40 years. The Thomas restaurant and its street-level Fagiani’s Bar are closing the circle on a piece of Napa history and ushering in a new era for the town.

Five Things to Do in Wine Country This Month

Five Things to Do in Wine Country This Month

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

At the height of summer, day trips turn into weekend getaways for the high season of festivals. Escape to wine country for these signature wine events from Mendocino to Monterey.

Backyard Barbecue, Meet Barbera

Backyard Barbecue, Meet Barbera

If your usual method for selecting a wine to pair with a dry-aged, flame-kissed ribeye, a pile of burnt ends or crispy chicken wings slathered in sweet, spicy barbecue sauce involves grabbing the biggest bottle of red in sight, we beg you to reconsider.

One Day in Sonoma

One Day in Sonoma

As diverse as it is vast, Sonoma County, once all family farms and farmers, now offers as many posh pleasures as it does down to earth experiences. Whatever you pleasure may be, your one day in Sonoma is sure to please.

Exploring Paso Robles by Zipline

Exploring Paso Robles by Zipline

Roughly three-and-a-half-hours south of San Francisco on the 101 is Paso Robles, an appellation that is becoming known for both its diversity of wines and the reputation of its growers and winemakers to take chances on unusual blends and lesser-known varieties. There is an excitement about wine and winemaking here that, while certainly not lost in places like Napa and Sonoma, often lies beneath a more corporate-driven surface.

Go Inside Wine Country's Coolest Caves

 Go Inside Wine Country's Coolest Caves

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Formerly a silent repository for precious wines, today’s wine caves beckon with sparkling lights, mesmerizing art and the tinkle of wine glasses. Slip away from the summer heat with these cool wine caves you won’t want to leave!

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