Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on September 27, 2007

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It’s Thursday and the sun is shining…time to get ready for the best part of the week, the weekend! Here are a couple events that should showcase what the Napa Valley is known for: big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon!

Saturday, September 29

  • Raymond Vineyards harvest celebration!Raymond Vineyards will celebrate thirty years of Cabernet Sauvignon with the release of its 2004 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Attendees will be able to taste all of the winery’s new and current releases while enjoying live music and finger foods on the outside terrace. Each guest receives a souvenir Raymond logo glass. Cost: $20. 10am – 4pm at 849 Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena. Call: 800-525-2659 for more information

Sunday, September 30

  • ZD WinesZD Wines will host a celebration of its own, this one around the release of its 2005 ZD Cabernet Sauvignon. Guest chef Craig Strong of the Ritz Carlton Huntington in Pasadena will be on-hand for the wine and food pairing. Chef Strong has developed a special recipe for the 2005 Cabernet, including goose breast with salsify, chanterelle mushrooms, baby carrots, pecans and huckleberry sauce. Cost: $20. 12pm – 4pm at 8383 Silverado Trail in Rutherford. Call 800-487-7757 for more information

Have a Cab weekend!

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has written 195 posts on The Cork Board. She's lived in the heart of the Napa Valley for nearly a decade and is a foodie with a love of photography. Follow her on Twitter @KRJ99 and visit her website.

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