Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on February 18, 2010

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This is a big week here in the Napa Valley as many local vintners are gearing up for Premiere Napa Valley, the ‘mid-winter barrel auction’ that takes place the 19th and 20th.

If you’re not ‘in the trade’ as they say, here are a few events you may want to check out this weekend. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 20th

  • From 1pm – 4pm the 8th Annual Barrel Tasting ‘extravaganza’ will take place at Merryvale in St. Helena. For $45 per person ($25 per wine club member), you’ll be able to hang with Merryvale’s winemaking team while enjoying six barrel samples of Merryvale wines and library wines. There will also be food and an advanced RSVP is required, so ring 707-968-3414 to save your spot
  • Starting at 6:30pm St. Helena’s V. Sattui Winery will host an old-fashioned lobster feed, yep, you read that right, lobster feed. Yum! For $89 per person ($75 per wine club member), you’ll be able to enjoy fresh Maine lobsters, sausages, artichokes, garlic and potatoes as well as the winery’s two estate Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Entertainment will provided by the San Francisco swing sextet Stompy Jones and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Napa Valley Youths with Special Needs. Call 800-799-2337 to make your reservation

Sunday, February 21st

  • From 11am – 12:30pm Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena will offer the unique pairing of wine and yoga. For $30 per person with reservation ($35 per person walk-in), you’ll have yoga instructor and wine educator Suzi Potts guide you through five unique wines, with ‘sun salutation poses’ in between. Call 707-963-8989 x2222 to make a reservation

Happy Weekend!

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, V. Sattui, Beringer Vineyards, Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena]

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