V. Sattui Winery – St. Helena, CA

St. Helena, CA 94574 – V. Sattui Winery (Gamay Rouge)

V. Sattui has been one of my favorite wineries in the entire Napa Valley since I first visited them in 1993. It is a popular destination for anyone visiting the Napa Valley Wine Country.

V. Sattui Winery - St. Helena, CA
Established in 1885, V. Sattui Winery held their 125th Anniversary Celebration in 2010
V. Sattui Winery - St. Helena, CA

I love their Muscat, Riesling, Port and Madeira, but their Gamay Rouge is #1 on my list! It pairs wonderfully with my Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Grapes.

Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Grapes & V. Sattui Gamay Rouge
Homemade Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Grapes paired with V. Sattui Gamay Rouge.

Yes, it’s crowded…but it’s so worth it as a vital part of the Napa Valley wine tasting experience. I love the beautiful grounds and the shady areas around the picnic tables.

V. Sattui Winery - Picnic Area
Picnic area at V. Sattui Winery on a gorgeous late afternoon in February

I love the extensive cheese selection in their deli!

V. Sattui Winery - Deli
“I want more cheese, lots and lots of cheese!”

Despite the crowds, I will continue to visit V. Sattui whenever I need to stock up Gamay Rouge!

V. Sattui Winery - St. Helena
V. Sattui is the 2012 Winery of the Year and the Best Winery in the Bay Area

V. Sattui Winery
1111 White Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-7774

Bogle Vineyards – Clarksburg, CA

Clarksburg, CA 95612 – Bogle Vineyards (Petite Sirah Port)

Bogle Vineyards is tucked away “off the beaten path” in Clarksburg Wine Country, one of Sacramento’sbest kept secrets. Even though Bob and I love to go wine tasting all around Northern CaliforniaBogle Vineyards is a winery that ranks pretty high on our list and one we will definitely return to…for their fabulous Petite Sirah Port!

Clarksburg, CA 95612 - Bogle Vineyards

Bogle Vineyards Tasting Room is open Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

In addition to wine tasting, Bogle Vineyards also has a small deli section with an assortment of cheeses, oils, jams & jellies, chocolates and even their own line of Bogle Vineyards apparel.

Clarksburg, CA 95612 - Bogle Vineyards (Tasting Room)

Bogle Vineyards tasting room is located on the upper level, where you can sit out on the deck and enjoy views of the vineyards.

Clarksburg, CA 95612 - Bogle Vineyards

Bogle Vineyards has a wonderful picnic grounds area…lots of grass, shady areas from mature trees and beautiful vineyard views.

Clarksburg, CA 95612 - Bogle Vineyards (Picnic Area)

A classic truck at Bogle Vineyards…something pretty cool to look at.

Clarksburg, CA 95612 - Bogle Vineyards (Classic Truck)

The Petite Sirah Port from Bogle Vineyards was definitely well worth the trip to Sacramento County’s Clarksburg Wine Country, nestled between Elk Grove and the Sacramento Delta!

Clarksburg, CA 95612 - Bogle Vineyards (Petite Sirah Port)

Bogle Vineyards
37783 County Road 144
Clarksburg, CA 95612
(916) 744-1139

Fenestra Winery – Livermore, CA

Livermore, CA 94550 – Fenestra Winery (Cabernet & Chocolate)

Fenestra Winery is one of my two favorite wineries in Livermore Wine Country and Bob and I walked to their Cabernet & Chocolate tasting event this afternoon.

You really can’t go wrong with just about any Cabernet & Chocolate tasting event, but going to one at Fenestra Winery is quite a delectable experience!

Fenestra Winery
83 Vallecitos Road
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 447-5246