As the crisp bite of fall turns vineyards into a kaleidoscope of russet and orange, the Napa Valley's spooky side comes out to play with tales of mysterious noises and ghostly sightings.
Vineyards India Not a believer? Not a problem. Skeptics can enjoy the valley's real-life "ghost wineries," relics of the pre-Prohibition industry that are haunted by history if nothing else.
India Vineyard The term "ghost winery" refers to places that were started in the mid-to-late 19th century, a time when the California wine industry was booming, but were abandoned in the early 20th century. It was a crash brought about by the triple threat of an outbreak of the vine disease phylloxera, the Great Depression, and, of course, the failed experiment to ban alcohol that was analyzed in the recent PBS documentary "Prohibition" directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Red Wine In India
Hawkes tasting room employee Janne Campbell talks to David Chaffee and Connie Camacho, both of San Diego, about the wines at the Hawkes Sonoma Square tasting room on Oct. 3.
India Winery If you haven't been to the Sonoma Square in a while and you like wine, well here's a long list of incentives, from sit-down wine bars with plenty of food to tasting rooms-cum-art galleries, here's where to head.
Vineyards India Adobe Road Winery: Based in Petaluma, Adobe Road is owned by sports car racer Kevin Buckler, who also operates this tasting room on the square. The wines run the gamut from cabernet franc to petite sirah and dessert wines, sourced from both Sonoma and Napa counties. Open daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
By VIRGINIE BOONE FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT If you haven’t been to the Sonoma Square in a while and you like wine, well here’s a long list of incentives, from sit-down wine bars with plenty of food to tasting rooms-cum-art galleries, here’s where to head.
Wine Society Of India Adobe Road Winery: Based in Petaluma, Adobe Road is owned by sports car racer Kevin Buckler, who also operates this tasting room on the square. The wines run the gamut from cabernet franc to petite sirah and dessert wines, sourced from both Sonoma and Napa counties. Open daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
India Winery Charles Creek Vineyard: A tasting room and art gallery, Charles Creek makes a lot of wines, from your standard chardonnay and cabernet to El Dorado County riesling and La Bomba chocolate raspberry dessert wine. Proprietor Bill Brinton is a descendant of John Deere, and Kerry Damskey makes the wines. Open daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Why? Because New Kent's year-after-year outstanding Chardonnay Reserve has been named the Governor's Cup champion for white wines for its 2009 vintage.
Wine To India This white, $24.95 at the winery, soared above 162 other entrants from 52 wineries. It's well rounded and creamy, with a terrific taste. Not a surprise.
Wine Society Of India Payette has been the winemaker since before New Kent's first vintage in 2004, and he has produced a remarkably consistent and exceptional reserve chardonnay from the start.
Vague wine-label terms can make selecting a wine far more complicated than it might seem, says wine columnist Paul Gregutt.
Red Wine India WHAT DOES it mean when you see the words "estate-grown" on a wine label? Or for that matter, "estate bottled," "proprietor grown," "vintner grown" or "single vineyard"? Last January, the federal Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced it would hold hearings to improve or impose the legal definitions of these and other vague wine-label terms. This is far more complicated than it might seem.
Wine To India Take "estate bottled" for example. The existing rules require that an estate-bottled wine is labeled with an official appellation. The grapes must be grown and the winery must be located within the same region, and the vineyard source(s) must be "owned or controlled" by the winery.
Wine Society Of India
Site developed by Viraj Patil ()