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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on October 8, 2009

The weekend is almost here and it’s another special one for us here at The Cork Board. Tomorrow, October 9th, a couple of us will be celebrating our 5-year wedding anniversary. Cheers to us!

OK, back to the task at hand– here are a few Napa Valley events slated for this weekend that should be a lot of fun.

Silenus

Saturday, October 10th

  • From 12pm – 4pm you’re invited to Silenus Vintners (5225 Solano Ave. in Napa) to meet vintner and winemaker Kirk Venge of Venge Vineyards. Venge will be on-hand to offer complimentary tastes of his ’05 Oakville Estate Merlot, ’06 Scouts Honor Prop Red, ’06 Penny Lane Sangiovese and ’08 Champs des Fleurs Prop White. Call 707-299-3930 for all the details
  • Between 1pm – 4pm Andretti Winery (4162 Big Ranch Road in Napa) will host a grand release party to celebrate its newly released 2007 Howell Mountain Zinfandel and its 2008 Barbera. For $25 per person, you’ll be able to enjoy the wines paired with ‘small bites’. Call 877-386-5070 x225 for more information
  • If you’re not wined-out from the first two events, Paraduxx (7257 Silverado Trail in Napa) will be hosting its annual open house from 2pm – 6pm. For $50 per person ($25 per wine club member) you’ll be able to enjoy a pre-release tasting (and sales) of the Paraduxx and Postmark wines (yum!). In addition to the unveiling of the new vintage there will be hands-on blending seminars and cuisine from local restaurants. Call 707-967-2031 for all the details
  • Finally, V. Sattui Winery (1111 White Lane in St. Helena) will host a crush party from 6:15pm – 9:30pm. For $75 per person ($65 per wine club member), you’ll have the opportunity to learn about grape-growing and winemaking via several behind-the-scenes looks into what happens at a winery during harvest. Of course, you’ll also be treated to wine and food as well. Call 707-963-7774 for more information

Enjoy!

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Silenus Vintners, Kirk Venge, Paraduxx, V. Sattui Winery, Andretti winery, napa weekend]

About the Author

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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