CA Wine Month Along the Wine Road

FOR:                                     WINE ROAD NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY                             
                                    498 Moore Lane, Suite B / P.O. Box 46
Healdsburg, CA 95488
                                    Casey Colesworthy/Marla McLaughlin
Wine Road announces details for september’s “california wine Month” promotions 
Specials Offers Include Discounted Tastings and Lodging Deals With Select Members
Healdsburg, CA (Aug. 2, 2013) – In celebration of September’s California Wine Month, Northern Sonoma County’s Wine Road is inviting visitors to experience one of the state’s signature industries with month-long seasonal events, special tastings and  lodging offers. With 190 vintners and 50 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys, the Wine Road has something to offer for every palate. Highlights for California Wine Month include:
Lodging Special Offers
Geyserville Inn & Hoffman House Restaurant
Reservations: (877) 857-4343, or   
The Geyserville Inn, nestled between the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys with luxurious rooms and private suites, is offering a 15-percent discounted rack rate Sunday through Thursday for the month of September.
Winery Special Offers
Balletto Vineyards & Winery
Enjoy complimentary tastings to celebrate California Wine Month. Stop by the tasting room in September for tastes of the estate wines, all grown in the Russian River Valley. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Field Stone Winery & Vineyard
Visit California’s first subterranean winery for spectacular views and a complimentary wine tasting of five wines for two people in the underground tasting room, including a complimentary port and chocolate pairing.
Iron Horse Vineyards
Every Sunday in September from 12 - 4 p.m., Iron Horse Vineyards features the “Oyster Girls,” a travelling oyster bar serving locally harvested Petite Miyagi Oysters from Tomales Bay grilled or shucked to order and served with their signature sauces for $3 each.
Lambert Bridge Winery
Lambert Bridge Winery is proud to partner with Chef Bruce Riezenman for seated food and wine pairings in the candlelit redwood Barrel Room. A delicious way to enhance the tasting with expertly paired unique flights of Lambert Bridge wines with artisan small bites. Available by reservation only for $40 per person every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Martorana Family Winery
Saturday, September 21 is Family Game Day. Guests are invited to bring the whole family and friends for a BBQ while sipping wine and playing rounds of bocce ball, hula hooping, dabbling with sidewalk chalk, or enjoying the day by the creek. Cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for club members.
thumbprint cellars
Join thumbprint cellars for its Appellation Celebrations through the month of September, in honor of California Wine Month. Each week, thumbprint cellars will feature its wines from four different Sonoma County appellations with live music, food pairings and special offers. Prices vary, and please visit the website for more information. 
Trentadue Winery
Enjoy a Winemaker’s Dinner and Dance Gala by Local Valley Catering, with dancing, gondola tours, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), a bubble bar, raffle prizes and more. Pricing is $125.00 for the general public and $95.00 for Wine Club Members. For the menu, time and location details, please visit the website.
Williamson Wines
Enjoy a “Fridge Food” wine & food pairing experience at Williamson Wines, offering a selection of fine wines paired with bite-sized portions that illustrate how wine and food complement each other. Complimentary pairings for groups of 8 or less.
Horizon/Alaska Airlines Tasting Specials
For visitors traveling out of state through the month of September, Horizon/Alaska Airlines is partnering with select Wine Road members to offer free tastings with an airline boarding pass, limited to one boarding pass per taster. Visitors can also check up to one case of wine for free. Participating wineries include:
·       ACORN Winery / Alegria Vineyards (appointment required)
·       Alderbrook Winery
·       Alexander Valley Vineyards
·       Balletto Vineyards and Winery
·       Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves
·       Claypool Cellars
·       Collier Falls
·       Dashe Cellars
·       Field Stone Winery
·       Forth Vineyards
·       Francis Ford Coppola Winery
·       Graton Rodge Cellars
·       Inman Family Winery
·       Iron Horse Vineyards
·       J. Keverson Winery
·       J. Rickards Winery
·       Lago di Merlo vineyards & Winery
·       Locals Tasting Room
·       Martorana Family Wines
·       Mercury Wine
·       Mietz Cellars
·       Mill Creek Vineyards
·       Philip Staley Vineyards & Winery
·       Quivira Vineyard & Winery
·       Ramazzotti Wines
·       Robert Rue Vineyard & Winery
·       Robert Young Estate Winery
·       Rodney Strong Vineyards
·       Russian Hill Estate Winery
·       Sbragia Family Vineyards
·       Selby Winery
·       Tara Bella Winery
·       thumbprint cellars
·       Topel Winery Tasting Room
·       White Oak
·       Williamson Wines
·       Wilson Winery
·       Woodenhead Wines
For more information about California Wine Month, or to view a list of participating Wine Road members, please visit
The Wine Road is a travel resource for those looking to visit the region, which is famous for its renowned wine producers and cuisine, scenic beauty, and wine country lifestyle. The association hosts three celebrated wine events throughout the year, “Winter WINEland” in January; “Barrel Tasting” in March; and “A Wine and Food Affair” in November. Made up of 190 vintners and 50 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys in Sonoma County, something is always going on along the Wine Road. To plan your next trip, please visit: For additional information, or to request a free map, contact Beth Costa at 800.723.6336 or via e-mail at, or visit the Wine Road on Twitter and Facebook.
For more information, please contact Casey Colesworthy or Marla McLaughlin at Wagstaff Worldwide: