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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.

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