Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on July 23, 2009

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A busy, busy weekend is nearly here. For us, this weekend marks the annual Relay For Life event, which we’ll be attending once again with a large team.

For those looking for some wining and dining, here are a few events that should be good fun.

Girard Tasting Room

Friday, July 24th

  • From 5pm – 7pm Paradigm Winery will be this week’s featured Friday Night Winemaker Tasting at JV Wine and Spirits in downtown Napa. Cost is just $2 per person for a tasting (which is waived with purchase) and there will be appetizers on-hand as always. $2.00 tasting fee per person (refundable with purchase). Call 707-253-2624 for more information
  • Just across the First Street bridge to the west, Back Room Wines will host an event featuring Sauvignon Blancs from around the world from 5pm – 8pm. For a $10 tasting fee per person, you’ll be able to sample some cool (as in temperature) Sauvignon Blancs from France, New Zealand, California and Chile. As usual on these Friday night events, all wines poured will be for sale at a 10% discount during the tasting. No reservation is necessary and you can call 707-226-1378 for all the details

Saturday, July 25th

  • From 7pm – 11pm the folks at O’Brien Estate Winery invite you to enjoy a fun and unique ‘date night at the drive-in‘ that will start with tasting of the O’Brien Estate award winning wines and tour of the winery. Up next for this $40 per person event is a casual dinner overlooking the vineyard and then, after the sun sets, a classic movie will be shown on the side of the winery. Call 707-252-8463 for the details

Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th

  • Girard Winery will host a patio party from 11am – 5pm to help celebrate the one year anniversary of its tasting room at 6795 Washington Street in Yountville (and the opening of a new patio). There is no charge, yep, free, to go and taste a few Girard wines paired with light snacks. Call 707-968-9297 for more information

Happy almost weekend everyone!

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Back Room Wines, wine tasting, JV Wine & Spirits, downtown Napa, napa 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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