Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on August 26, 2010

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Well, a week that has featured 100+ degree temperatures and the official start of Harvest 2010 is coming to a close.

Read on for a few events taking place this weekend in the Napa Valley that show promise.

Saturday, August 28th

  • From 1pm – 6pm the 2nd Annual Blues, Brews & BBQs event will take place on First and Main Streets in downtown Napa. The free event will feature BBQ’d beef, chicken and oysters, live blues music and of course a selection of Napa Valley wines. Just like last year, a group of local wine makers will compete in a rib eating contest that is sure to entertain. Call 707-257-0322 for more information

Sunday, August 29th

  • From 9am – 2pm the 2nd Annual Barn Tour will take place in Carneros. For $45 per person, you’ll be able to enjoy brunch in a barn, Appalachian bluegrass by the Cobb Stompers, a make-your-own garden fresh tomato juice station and, of course, tours of various local barns, including V. Sattui’s Henry Ranch and the biggest barn in Carneros, the Sciligo Barn. Call 707- 258-9286 for all the details
  • From 11am – 1pm Trefethen Vineyards in Napa will host a tomato tasting and garden tour at the winery. For $30 per person ($20 per wine club member), you’ll be able to taste a variety of home grown tomatoes (Brandy Wine, Cherokee Purple and Big Mama) direct from the family garden. The event will conclude with a sampling of Trefethen signature wines paired with Chef Keith’s ‘small bites’. Call 800-556-4847 for more information
  • From 1pm – 5pm Domaine Chandon in Yountville will host Roberto Aguilar, one of the foremost figures in the Bay Area flamenco community, who will perform live on the winery’s terrace. The event is free and you’ll be able to purchase the winery’s sparkling wines and kick-back and relax. Call 707-204-7606 for more details

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, napa weekend, Trefethen Vineyards, Domaine Chandon, Yountville, Carneros, downtown Napa]

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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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