Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

by Karen on January 19, 2012

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We’re finally getting some wet weather here in the Napa Valley, but that shouldn’t stop you from coming out to enjoy newly released vintages of Napa’s finest, crab and wine pairings and blind tasting events!

Friday, January 20th

  • From 7pm – 9pm Girard Winery in Yountville will host a brown bag blind tasting. For $25 per person you’ll be able to try multiple wines and test your sommelier skills. There will be a specialized menu and prizes as well. Call 707-968-9297×18 for more information

UPDATE: Girard Winery tells us they’ve cancelled after all.

Saturday, January 21st

  • From 1pm – 4pm Freemark Abbey in St. Helena will host a party celebrating the release of its latest single vineyard designate, the 2007 Cabernet Bosché. For $20 per person, you’ll be able to try the newly released vintage and “say farewell” to the 2006 release, while enjoying the obligatory “small bites.” Call 800-963-9698 x3707 for details
  • Also from 1pm – 4pm St. Clement Winery in St. Helena will host a delicious sounding event focused on crab and Chardonnay. For $35 per person ($15 per wine club member), you’ll be able to hang out in the Winemaker’s Lounge at the winery and enjoy local Dungeness crab tarts, wontons and ceviche shots paired with St. Clement Chardonnays. As an added bonus, there will also be crab bites paired with the winery’s flagship Cabernet, Oroppas. Call 866-877-5939 for more information


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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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