Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on March 19, 2009

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As we write this, the sun is shining, hot air balloons dot the sky and Spring is in the air. Hopefully the weather holds up for the weekend, but we may well be seeing a cold rainstorm.

Regardless, here are a couple upcoming events that will be well worth your while should you be here in the Napa Valley this weekend.

Saturday, March 21st

  • One of our favorite events of the year, the 16th Annual Taste of Yountville will take place from 11am – 5pm. The event celebrates Yountville’s many culinary successes, with streets lined with local restaurants and wineries, each providing small tastes of their unique products. The event is free and tasting tickets can be purchased on-site for $1 each. Among the restaurants participating are Bouchon, Redd, Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, Napa Valley Grille, Mustard’s Grill and Bistro Jeanty. A few of the wineries that will be pouring include Andretti Winery, Domaine Chandon, Jessup Cellars, Hill Family Estate, St. Supery, Bell Wine Cellars and Hendircks Wines
  • Freemark Abbey Winery in St. Helena will host a release party for its 2004 Sycamore Cabernet Sauvignon between 12pm – 3pm. For $25 per person ($15 for wine club members), you’ll be able to try a vertical tasting of the 2003, 2004, 2005 vintages, along with a barrel sampling of the 2006, along with passed hors d’oeuvres specially created by the winery’s estate culinary team. Reservations are required and limited to the first 100 people–so call 800-963-9698 x3715 to reserve your spot

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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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