makers Studio to blend your own bottle or make an appointment for a private group tasting in the historic wine caves. The winery’s summer concert series features musical performances on the beautiful outdoor lawn. www.wentevineyards.com. 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, 925.456.2400. Shopping
THE BARLOW— A sleek stretch of renovated warehouses (once part of an apple processing plant) in downtown Sebastopol is home to some of the best local food producers, winemakers, brewers and artisans. This unique space is the first business community in the country to connect customers not only with products and the people who make them, but also with the production itself. www.thebarlow.net. McKinley St., Sebastopol, 707.824.5600.
OXBOW PUBLIC MARKET— Visit this gourmet mall for the freshest local ingredients for an afternoon picnic before wine tasting. Or stick around and order from the selection of independent eateries offering elevated takes on pizza, burgers and tacos plus oysters and rotisserie chicken and then grab a seat on the patio overlooking the Napa River. www.oxbowpublicmarket.com. 644 1st St., Napa, 707.226.6529.
SHED— Wine, dine and shop at this glass-walled, 10,000-square-foot locavore’s paradise in Healdsburg. You’ll find a store selling high-end kitchen and gardening equipment, local foodstuffs (including grains milled onsite) and books; a cafe with daily-changing menus inspired by neighboring produce and farms; and a coffee bar with its own espresso, house-made pastries and ice creams. Shed also has the only fermentation bar in the area, where local wines, beers, kombuchas, natural sodas and hard ciders are all available on tap. www. healdsburgshed.com. 25 North St., Healdsburg, 707.431.7433. Tours & Attractions
BIN 415— With over 900 wineries between Napa and Sonoma, deciding where to go can be overwhelming. Bin 415 offers unique excursions hosted by a certified sommelier to wineries offering the perfect combination of amazing wines, warm hospitality and beautiful scenery. Bin 415 also offers tours throughout San Francisco, Sausalito, Muir Woods and the Pacific Coast Highway. www.bin415.com. 1616 Grove St., 415.571.9020. Map 2, G4 CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AT GREYSTONE— The historic Napa Valley institute offers two-hour, hands-on cooking and wine classes where you can create internationally inspired dishes or discuss and taste wine in state-of-the-art wine tasting facilities to gain confidence for your next trip to a tasting room, restaurant or wine shop. Stop by to catch a cooking demo, visit the Vintners Hall of Fame, dine at the Wine Spectator Restaurant or just take a stroll around campus. www. ciachef.edu/california. 2555 Main St., St. Helena, 707.967.1100.
NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN— Passengers sip select Napa Valley wines and indulge in gourmet cuisine as they ride past vineyards on these three-hour lunch and dinner tours aboard restored Pullman coaches. Reservations recommended. www.winetrain.com. 1275 McKinstry St., Napa, 800.427.4124.