Deals & Events
Four Wine Country Events to Hit in April
The weather is warming up in Wine Country and high season is kicking into gear. Here are four events worth planning a trip around:
April 5: Charles Krug officially debuts its new, years-in-the-making Historic Redwood Cellar & Hospitality Center in St. Helena. There are still a few reservation slots should you want to book a family reserve tasting ($40) or limited release tasting ($50).
April 10: Following successful locations in New York and Chicago, City Winery will open in the Napa Opera House to showcase local wineries, including exclusive offerings, and an accompanying light menu of Cal-Mediterranean food by chef Joe Panarello (think braised Liberty Farms duck tacos, a black kale Caesar and sauteed greens with Fatted Calf pancetta). The site will also be home to concert and comedy performances, including scheduled appearances by Graham Nash (April 29-30) and Lewis Black (July 10-12).
April 12: Chef Stephen Barber of Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch (738 Main Street) in St. Helena presents Ribology, a demonstration of regional styles and techniques and barbecue science, plus a tour of the estate's vegetable garden, followed by a family-style meal. Tickets are $145; call 707-963-4555 x 7105 to order.
April 25-27: Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association celebrates its 25th anniversary with Vineyard to Vintner, a two-day festival featuring wine dinners, open houses and seminars, culminating in a final brunch and Silverado Appellation Collection tasting at Meadowood Napa Resort. You can choose from one-day to three-day package weekend options depending on how deep you want to go.