Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by TrevR on October 16, 2008

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It’s that time of the week again and believe it or not, we’re already more than half-way through the month of October. Here are a few events taking place in the Napa Valley this weekend that you would do well to check-out.

Saturday, October 18th

  • Four local wineries have joined forces to host open houses between 11am – 4pm. The participating wineries, including Judd’s Hill, Salvestrin Estate Wines, Schweiger Vineyards and Titus Vineyards, will each have harvest-themed activities for visitors and will provide the opportunity to buy one-time-only unusual mixed cases of wines from the four small producers. To make things even easier for you, we’ve created an itinerary, complete with driving directions between the four wineries, which you can find here. For more info, call 707-255-2332
  • We’ve seen the banner in downtown St. Helena for a few days now, so we should mention that the St. Helena Hometown Harvest Festival 2008 will be happening on Saturday, starting with the legendary pet parade through downtown. The event also includes food and craft booths, wine pouring stations, live music, a wine auction and more. There is no charge for the event and you can call 707-963-5706 for more information

Sunday, October 19th

  • Downtown Napa’s Copia will be going all-out Reisiling this weekend. First, the ‘Rediscovering Riesling‘ educational program will run from 11:30am – 1pm (charge is only for admission) and will feature Riesling producers for a discussion of this versatile grape and the new “Riesling Taste Scale”. Immediately following the class you can put your new-found Riesling knowledge to work at the RieslingFest (1pm – 4pm), which will allow attendees to taste dozens of domestic and international dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling Rieslings paired with artisan foods ranging from sausage to sushi


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