Seghesio Winery

Food Just Like Grandma Made

A Food and Wine Experience Summer 2011

By Lindy Baker and Judy Tischler

Seghesio Winery is located about ½ mile north of Healdsburg, just off Dry Creek Road.  It is a historic winery, having been family owned and run, until its recent sale, since 1901.  The winery is best known for its award-winning Zinfandels.  Upon entering you will notice a lovely picnic area under the shade of old oak trees.

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St. Francis Winery and Vineyard

An Elegant Experience in Wine and Food

Summer 2011

By Lindy Baker and Judy Tischler

St. Francis Winery is located on the Highway 12 corridor in Sonoma Valley, just outside of Santa Rosa’s city limit.  The winery boasts beautiful mountain and vineyard views; a patio surrounds the tasting room and while they do not allow picnicking per se, they do have charcuterie plates available for purchase that you can enjoy either on the patio overlooking the grounds, or inside by a warm cozy fireplace.  Either would be a lovely way to spend an afternoon, but if you have the time, the food and wine experience is the best way to go.

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Kendall Jackson Winery

Elegant Southern Charm

A Food and Wine Experience – Summer 2011

By Judy Tischler and Lindy Baker

Kendall-Jackson Winery is a name most people who enjoy wine would instantly recognize.  They make fine accessible wines that appeal to many palates; so you might not think, if you are into fine dining and fine wines, that this pairing would wow you. Well, you might not, and if you didn’t you would be oh so wrong.  They have two major bonuses: a 2 1/2 acre culinary garden that supplies the fresh seasonal produce, and a passionate Executive Chef, Justin Wangler, who works with his staff to come up with interesting and delicious ways to prepare dishes that show off the wines.

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Mayo Family Winery Reserve Room

Asian Influences in Sonoma County

A Food and Wine Pairing – Summer 2011

By Lindy Baker and Judy Tischler

Situated right off Highway 12 in Sonoma County is Mayo Family’s Reserve room where they showcase their wines with a food and wine pairing. The Highway 12 / Sonoma Valley corridor is an often overlooked part of wine country – it shouldn’t be.  Beautiful vineyards, farmlands and trees flank the highway which winds its way to some fine wineries including St. Francis, Kunde, Arrowood and more.   Mayo’s reserve room is a tasting room; the winemaking facility and hospitality center is located nearby in Glen Ellen on Arnold Drive.  The grounds are pleasant, but not a place to picnic or stroll.

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