Calif Wine Cntry/Tastings Reservations

Old Jan 12th, 2006, 08:38 AM
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Calif Wine Cntry/Tastings Reservations

I was out in the wine country about 4 years ago but I understand that now you need to make reservations for the tastings ?? Anyone know about this ??
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Old Jan 12th, 2006, 09:03 AM
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We usually go to the Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek Valley areas of Sonoma near Healdsburg. Some wineries are open and others you have to call ahead and make a reservation.

Here's a couple of links:

One of my favorites, A. Rafanelli, you have to make a reservation. Well worth it. They make great Cabs & Zins.

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Old Jan 12th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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We were recently in Sonoma (ravenswood winery) and Napa (Robert Mondavi winery).
No reservations necessary, unless you want a private tour and tasting.
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Old Jan 12th, 2006, 12:53 PM
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Did Russian River Valley and Sonoma last early June Tuesday thru Sat. and didn't need reservations at the ones we visited. Do call ahead to check hours opedned as I had to BEG to get us in Gary Farrell. Well worth the humiliation!!!
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Old Jan 12th, 2006, 08:54 PM
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Only the smaller wineries require reservations. Check out or for hours and appt info.
Don't forget Sonoma and Kenwood--just had lunch there (Cafe Citti in Kenwood) and picked up wine at Kenwood, Blackstone and Benziger (a must see!). Kandi
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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 04:35 AM
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