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    PUBLISHERVictoria Buonocore

    MANAGING EDITORToni Sieling

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    Vine Times is published by In FlightPublishing and is distributed to wineenthusiasts throughout Northern Calif-ornia. Business matters, advertising andeditorial concerns may be addressed toVine Times as shown below. Copyright2006, In Flight Publishing, In Flight Media.

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    Amador County ..................................11Calaveras County ................................26El Dorado County North/South ......20Gilroy ......................................................12Glenn County ..........................................*Humboldt County................................22Lake County ..........................................22

    Livermore Valley....................................19Lodi..........................................................31Madera County ....................................34Mariposa County..................................26Mendocino County..............................22Merced County ....................................34Monterey................................................35

    Napa County ..................................24, 25Nevada County ......................................7Paso Robles ..........................................16Placer County..........................................7Salinas Valley ............................................*San Francisco Bay Area ......................12San Francisco East Bay ........................19

    San Luis Obispo....................................35Santa Barbara ........................................18Santa Clara Valley ................................12Santa Cruz ............................................12San Benito ................................................*Solano County ......................................25Sonoma County ............................36, 37

    Temecula/San Diego County ............33Tuolume County ..................................26Yolo County ............................................*Yuba County ............................................7

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    Whats Doin inWine Country

    Long days, warm sunshine beg for wine tasting adventures in every region of this wine state.

    9 DESTINATION:El Dorado CountyB Y M AT T H E W J O H N S TO N EIt might have taken a fist fight during the Gold Rush era before a couple of fellows decided to play fair in Fair Play but now the region plays host to some of the fairest wines of them all.

    14 DELIGHTS:Goodies & GadgetsLots of goodies infused with wine come out of Kozlowki Farms in Sonomas Russian River Valley.With Saratoga Chocolates you can eat your ice cream and the bowl too.

    21 DISCOVER:Santa CruzsSurf City VintnersB Y M A RY L I N D S AYNow heres a hip little urban wine tasting adventure youll find a dozen micro-boutique wineries in and around an urban renewal project that turned an old warehouse into a trendy destination hot spot.

    38 DEVOUR:Chow BellaCOMPILED BY VICTORIA BUONOCORE Winery favorites...summer recipes abound.

    17 Drink Pink in PasoB Y L I S A J . P R E T T Y

    22 Madrona Vineyards inCamino B Y L I N D A J . B OT T J E R

    28 Taste of MendocinoB Y L A U R A N E S S

    29 Chateau St. JeanB Y S A N D R E W M O N T G O M E RY

    35 Danza del SolB Y TO M P L A N T

    Vine Times publishes all winery guides on a rotating space-available basis. Only wineries with tasting rooms are listed.Guides can be downloaded from our website at www.vinetimesonline.com.

    7 Her Vineness on WineB Y L A U R A N E S SThis seasons finds include a 2006 AnglimGrenache, an 06 Hunter Hill Estate Merlot anda fresh 09 Wrath ExAnima Chardonnay.

    15 McMillins PicksB Y F R E D M C M I L L I N

    The best of the best in California wines arelisted here.

    26 From Behind the Tasting BarB Y C Y N T H I A B O U R N E L L I SSummertime Porch Bangers, not to be slammeddown but savored slowly, deliberately and inquisi-tively (porch optional).

    27 The Wine ChixsB Y L I N D A K I S S A M & G I N G E R G I O R D A N ODidnt think one thin dime could buy you much?Think again and then head for Wine on aDime you guessed it, wine tasting priced at adime an ounce.

    31 The City CellarB Y M I C H E L L E S I E L I N GV. Sattui Winery celebrates 125 years of wine-making.

    Vintage Americana30 x 36

    By Eric Christensen

    w i n e r y g u i d e s

    * These guides are downloadable at www.vinetimesonline.com

    Vine Times thanks Artifact, INK. fordesigning our Color Guides and Maps

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    PHOTO CRED ITS : SAN DIEGO FOOD & WINE FEST IVAL , PLACERV I LLE DOWNTOWN ASSOC . , SARATOGACHOCOLATES , MARY L INDSAY, L I SA J . PRETTY, BE IRON ANDERSON, KAT MONTGOMERY

    More great Vine Times articles coming to:www.vinetimesoline.com

    Chasing Grapes with S.E. Chase CellarsB Y C H R I S T I N A J U L I A N

    A Little Pet Music: Sippin in RhythmB Y L A U R A N E S S

    Have your wine event included in VineTimes August/September issue.

    Please submit your event listings byJuly 12 to editor@vinetimesmagazine.com

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    Enjoy endless pizza from a wood-staveburning, fire-belching Italian pizza oven, andalso keep your wine stem. The cost is $10 perperson but free for Cru Club Members. Noreservations required, adults only.

    For more information visit charlesb-mitchell.com or call (530) 620-3467.

    Satori Cellars Summer of LoveFestival with live music by HoustonJones Sunday, June 6,2:30 - 6 p.m.Satori Cellars, 2100 Buena Vista Avenue,GilroySatori Cellars is excited to announce that thehighly acclaimed band, Houston Jones, will bebringing their unique blend of Americana musicto their Summer of Love Festival at the familywinery just outside of Gilroy. Satori Cellarsopened in September of 2008, and specializes insmall lots of handpicked, heart-infused premi-um red varietal wines from their 15-acre SantaClara Valley estate vineyard.

    Houston Jones is a California based highoctane Americana quintet. Formed in 2001, theband has released five critically received CDs,and tour the country performing their originalrepertoire that includes influences from blue-grass to gospel, folk to blues and jazz to rock.For more information about this amazing bandand to hear some of their music, go towww.houstonjones.com

    The concert and festival will be held on the

    lush lawn area with the estate vineyards andpalm oasis as the backdrop. The concert area willbe transformed into a retro playground reminis-cent of the legendary concert setting