Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on April 29, 2010

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Another week and another month are coming to a close. The next several days are shaping up to be gorgeous weather-wise, so read on for what’s in store in the Napa Valley during the first weekend in May!

Saturday, May 1st

  • From 11am – 4pm various Calistoga wineries will host a Spring celebration where each will have something special planned (food, barrel tasting, live music, library wines, special deals, etc.). Among the participating wineries are Bennett Lane Winery, Casa Nuestra Winery, Graeser Winery, Summers Winery, Tofanelli Wine, Dutch Henry Winery, Lava Vine, Chateau Montelana and Zahtila Vineyards. Cost is $35 per person with ticket proceeds going to St. Luke’s Preschool located in downtown Calistoga. Ring 866-844-9463 for more details
  • From 1pm – 4pm the 3rd Annual Madrigal Vineyards Heritage Celebration will take place at Madrigal Estate Winery in Calistoga. The celebration will involve samplings of new releases and library selections, casual wine country cuisine, barrel tastings, vineyard tours, music, dancing and specials on wine throughout the day. Cost is $35 per person (free to wine club members) and you can call 707-942-6577 for more information

Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd

  • From 11am – 4pm both days the Rutherford Appellation Passport Weekend will take place. Here’s how it works, you purchase a Passport and then get access to special pourings, barrel and tank tastings, paired food and wines, and conversations with the winemakers at participating wineries. Among the participants this time around are Alpha Omega, Frog’s Leap, Hall, Honig, Piña Napa Valley and more. Cost is $65 per person for a two-day pass and $50 per person for Sunday only. Tickets can be purchased online

Cheers all!

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, Calistoga, Rutherford Passport Weekend, Madrigal Estate Winery]

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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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