Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on May 1, 2008

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You can certainly tell the summer (and in our neck of the woods, the tourist) season is upon us. Not only is the weather beautiful these days, but the number of local events is really starting to pick up. Here are a couple options for this coming weekend.

Saturday, May 3rd

  • Black Stallion Winery, which is located at 4089 Silverado Trail in Napa, will host ‘Derby Day 2008′ from 1pm – 4pm. In case you didn’t know, the 134th Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday. $65 per person (or $50 per person for members) will get you an afternoon of food (including ribs and all the fixings from Barber’s Q Restaurant), wine and horse racing. Attendees will be able to win prizes by picking the winning horse, and ladies are encouraged to wear their best Derby Hat for a hat competition. Prior reservations are required and can be made by calling 707-253-1400 x113 or sending email to wineclub [at]
  • Downtown Napa’s Stave Wine Lounge, which is located at 1149 First Street, will host a double winery event featuring Grant Street Vineyards and PB Hein Vineyards from 6pm – 8pm. Both wineries will be pouring their latest releases as well as providing barrel samples. For a $10 tasting fee per person (which includes food pairings), you’ll be able to meet the owners of the wineries and try their premier releases

Sunday, May 4th

  • Women of the VineCeja Vineyards will host two events at its new downtown Napa wine salon, lounge and art gallery, which is located at 1248 First Street in Napa. First, from 3pm – 5pm, author Deborah Brenner will be hosted by Amelia Ceja for a book signing. Brenner’s book, Women of the Vine, is a book “about women in wine that talks about the women themselves and not merely about their wine and the wine industry. It enters into their homes and their cellars.”
  • In addition, Ceja will host a world debut photography exhibition by Lianne Milton from 4pm – 7pm. This will be the second series “Aqui Somos Puro Rojo” by Milton, who is an international photojournalist that resides in Napa.


[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, napa weekend, Ceja Vineyards, Stave Wine Lounge, Black Stallion Winery, Kentucky Derby, Women of the Vine, Grant Street Vineyards, PB Hein Vineyards]

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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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