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Harvest 2019
Calistoga Tasting in San Francisco
A Perfect Day in Calistoga
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Harvest 2019 – Winemakers Predict “An Excellent Vintage”

The 2019 wine grape harvest in Calistoga is officially complete and it’s been described as “near perfect.” This is a remarkable accomplishment considering the challenges faced by Calistoga wineries during the past month. 
Heidi Barrett, Winemaker/Owner of La Sirena Wines and Barrett & Barrett Wines, praised the production and vineyard crews who labored for the past nine weeks under “extremely stressful, difficult conditions.” Heidi said it was a long, steady harvest that lasted from Sept. 3 to Nov. 1. She’s impressed with the quality and said this was “the best string of fall weather I can remember.” 
While Heidi said her volume was normal, Jona Mendoza-Fabiani, Estate Director of Clos Pegase Winery, said the yield was slightly down compared to last year. “But it’s still above the long-term average for the majority of the varietals.” Jona added, “The brix were slightly higher than last year, resulting in wines with a fuller body and higher alcohol levels. 
“From veraison onwards the fine weather gave us even ripening, without brix spiking too early,” he said. “The acids held on giving us wines that will show intensity, balance and robust tannins.” 
Karen Cakebread of Ziata Wines said she’s very excited about the quality of the vintage. “Although we had a later start in the spring than normal, most of our picks were tracking closely to 2018,” she said. 
“Mother Nature provided the grapes lovely summer temperatures that allowed for a long hang time to obtain perfect ripeness. We completed harvest on Oct. 22 and are thrilled with what we’re tasting in the tank.”
La Sirena Wines
Barrett & Barrett
Clos Pegase Winery
Ziata Wines

Calistoga Wine Experience – San Francisco 
Feb. 22, 2020 – Tickets Now Available 
The Calistoga Wine Experience - SF brings 30 of the finest wineries from the “Top of Napa Valley” to San Francisco’s historic Presidio for the opportunity to enjoy and purchase hard-to-find Calistoga AVA wines.
Many of these wineries do not have tasting rooms or are not open to the public, so this is a chance to sip and savor delicious Cabs, Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays and more, and hear firsthand about the wines from the winemakers and winery owners themselves. There will also be an array of artisan cheeses, charcuterie and other small bites to pair with the stunning wines.

In addition, some wineries will have wines available for purchase, and the silent auction promises to have a wide selection of wines and weekend travel offers to Calistoga.

 Tickets are $65 when you purchase in advance here or $95 at the door. 

Calistoga Wine Experience - San Francisco
Saturday, February 22, 2020
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Golden Gate Club in the Presidio 
135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco
Visiting Calistoga? Winery Tasting Rooms You Can Walk To
 photo credit: Gene Ivester Studio on Main and Visit Calistoga

If you’re staying in or just visiting Calistoga, the charming downtown offers a mix of trendy shops, delicious restaurants and of course, winery tasting rooms. Within walking distance of Lincoln Avenue are about a number of tasting rooms for you to sample some of Napa Valley’s best Cabs, Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays and more. Most of the tasting rooms are open to the public. Check their website for tasting hours and details:
Open to the public
August Briggs Winery – 1307-B Lincoln Avenue
CAMi Vineyards – 1333-B Lincoln Avenue
Huge Bear Wines – 1373 Lincoln Avenue
Romeo Vineyards & Cellars – 1224 Lincoln Avenue
von Strasser Winery & Lava Vine Winery – 965 Silverado Trail North
Open by appointment only
Olabisi Wines - 1226 Washington Street  
The GRADE Cellars –1236 Lincoln Avenue 

Put together your perfect itinerary at our "visit" page, where you can search for wineries based on a number of offerings and features.

2880 Wines | Amici Cellars | Arnautou Vineyards | Eisele Vineyard | August Briggs Winery  |  Ballentine Vineyards | Barlow Vineyards | Baldacci Family Vineyards/Stella Knight Vineyard | Bennett Lane Winery | Bingham Ranch | Bragg Vineyards | Brown Vineyards | Canard Vineyard |  Chateau de Vie | Chateau Montelena | Clos Pegase | Coquerel Family Estate Wines | Davis Estates| Dutch Henry | Engelhard Vineyards | Envy Wines | Fairwinds Estate Winery | Harris Estate Vineyards | Hindsight Vineyards | Huge Bear Wines | Jack Brooks Vineyard | Jax Vineyards | Jericho Canyon Vineyard | Jones Family Vineyards | Joseph Cellars Winery | KB Square | Kenefick Ranch Vineyards | Knighton Family Vineyards | La Place Vineyards | La Sirena | Larkmead Vineyards | Luvisi Ranch | Mancini Vineyards | Next Door Wine | Olabisi | Palisades Vineyard | Paoletti Estates Winery | Phifer Pavitt Wine | Poggi Wines | Romeo Vineyards and Cellars | Samuel Brannan Vineyards | Sarafornia Cellars | Sebright Cellars | Shypoke | Silver Rose | Sterling Vineyards/ Treasury Wine Estates | Stevens Vineyard | Storybook Mountain Vineyards | Summers Estate Winery | Switchback Ridge |  Terra Testa Vines | The Grade Cellars/Winfield Vineyard | Tofanelli Wines | Tom Eddy Winery | Tristant Vineyards | Twomey Cellars | Valley Floor Vineyards | Vermeil Wines | Vina Esperanza | Vincent Arroyo Wiinery | Voros Cellars |  von Strasser & Lava Vine | Weppler Vineyards | Ziata Wines

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