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20 (and counting!) Ways To Get a Taste of Wine Country at Home

By Pati Navalta Poblete | March 25, 2020 | Food & Drink Wine and Spirits Eat and Drink Napa Valley wine National

PhotobyEvaFanforUnsplash.jpgWine-tasting rooms are temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t get a taste of Napa Valley. Below are just a few businesses in Napa and Sonoma counties that are offering pick-up, deliveries and other ways to satisfy your wine country cravings. (Be sure to check the businesses' web pages and social media accounts for the most up-to-date offerings.)

NAPA COUNTY

Ad Hoc To-Go, part of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, is creating a daily changing, three-course family-style menu offered to-go, ready to reheat and serve ($19.50 per person). Wines from the menu available for take-out. Pick-up orders available Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. You can order online or call 9am-5:30pm. Pick up is available in the restaurant or curbside in Ad Hoc's parking lot. Call 707.681.2554 when you arrive and a member of the team will bring your order. 6476 Washington St., Yountville, 707.681.2554, thomaskeller.com/adhoc

Avow. Burgers, sandwiches salads. Delivery (local), curbside, carry-out available Thursday through Monday, 11am-9 pm. Carry-out bottles of select wine, beer and cocktails available. Curbside pick-up will be located in the loading zone on Main Street. 813 Main St., Napa, avownapa.com, 707.203.8900

Blackbird Vineyards This self-described "artisanal producer of right bank Bordeaux-inspired wines from the beautiful Napa Valley," part of the Bespoke Collections, offers a variety of wines in a variety of formats, from splits up to double magnums, via its website. 707.252.4444, blackbirdvineyards.bespokecollection.com

Bouchon Bakery is still open daily 8am-2pm, offering freshly baked bread, coffee and pastries, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. 6528 Washington St., 707.944.2253, thomaskeller.com/bouchonbakeryyountville

Brix Napa Valley. Carry-out menu available, including fried chicken, burgers and salads, Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm. All offerings on wine list available for take-out. 7377 St. Helena Hwy., 707.944.2749, brix.com

Ca’Momi Osteria. Authentic Italian cuisine. Online orders available for pick-up from 5-9pm daily. Delivery available for Napa and Yountville. To place an order, visit toasttab.com/camomiosteria/v3

Celadon is offering a dinner for four for $100: four salads, four entrees, and four desserts. Call 707.254.9690 to place orders for delivery or pick-up, available curbside by parking in the loading zone in front of Celadon. Call and they will bring your order out. 500 Main St., Suite G, Napa. View menu at celadonnapa.com.

Chateau Montelena has put together a “Wine Shelter” package, which includes a copy of Bottle Shock, the feel-good film based on Chateau Montelena’s win at the 1976 Judgment of Paris starring Alan Rickman and Chris Pine, a mix-and-match half or full case (6 or 12 bottles) of Montelena’s current releases and a complimentary wine tasting once tasting rooms reopen. In addition, Chateau Montelena is currently offering no contact, curbside pickup for locals and $1 shipping on all 12-case orders. Chateau Montelena has introduced a complimentary benefit to their CellarMaster club members: a virtual, Chateau Montelena tasting experience from the comforts of home where guests can connect with one of their live, virtual hosts for an appointment tailored to one's personal wine preferences. Non-club members can tune into their series of weekly Instagram Lives with winemaker Matt Crafton. Viewers can expect tastings, live Q&As, bottling line tours, and more. 1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, 707.942.5105, montelena.com

Farmstead is offering to-go and delivery orders 11:30am-8pm daily. Visit longmeadowranch.com/togo and select pick-up or deliver when placing your order. Farmstead craft beers and Long Meadow Ranch wines available for delivery. You can pick up at Farmstead or have it delivered to your front door (if local). 38 Main St., St. Helena, 707.963.4555

Meritage Resort and Spa remains partially open with notable changes in service and offerings. Guests staying at the property can order through in-room dining or at the Meritage front desk by requesting items to be brought to their room. 875 Bordeaux Way, 866.370.6272, meritagecollection.com

Mustards Grill is offering take-out with curbside pick-up seven days a week, from 11:30am-6pm. Online ordering with third-party delivery is coming soon. 7399 Saint Helena Highway, 707.944.2424, mustardsgrill.com

Plumpjack Wines. PlumpJack, CADE and Odette are offering shipments of six bottles of wine for $1 shipping (or free of you’re a member). They will then be scheduling virtual wine tastings with a different estate with the winemaker (Jeff Owens for Odette, Danielle Cyrot for CADE and Aaron Miller for PlumpJack) for people to tune in with their wine in-hand. The first virtual tasting with be on Friday, March 27 at 2pm with Danielle Cyrot from CADE Estate celebrating International Woman’s History Month. The virtual tasting will be hosted on Facebook Live. Residents of Napa, American Canyon, Yountville, St. Helena or Calistoga can receive free delivery. Email wineryorders@plumpjack.com, 707.224.7533, plumpjackwinery.com

Press has launched two new curbside pick-up menus featuring its most popular dishes and wines. The Press Combo Meal is $18 for four items. A la carte additions are also available. Press Prix fixe dinner is $45 per person and includes a first course, a main dish and a side dish, plus sourdough bread, a shortbread cookie and a caramel. The menu is 30% off from the dine-in restaurant prices. Order in advance; pick-up times are noon-8pm. 587 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena, 707.967.0550, pressnapavalley.com

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery in Rutherford is holding six weeks of virtual wine tastings every Thursday afternoon. The tastings, hosted by St. Supery winemakers on Zoom and Facebook Live, will be interactive. Start by going on their website to buy the 6-pack home tasting kit that contains the wines to be discussed—promotional pricing and shipping included—along with suggested recipes to pair with each wine, then tune in. Their offerings include Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. 707.302.3488, stsupery.com

Vista Collina Resort’s Fivetown Grocery, the upscale Napa grocery store and food market with farm-fresh, local ingredients and products, will remain open daily from 8am-4pm. Fivetown will be offering assorted wine from local vineyards, a variety of beer and soft drinks, freshly made grab & go meals and frozen snacks that can be easily picked up and taken home to stock your pantry. For those of us needing some self-care during this time, Fivetown will also be offering spa products from the Meritage’s very own Spa Terra. Pick up a lavender facemask or therapeutic candle on your next trip to the grocery store and pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home. 850 Bordeaux Way, 888.965.7090, meritagecollection.com


SONOMA COUNTY

Belden Barns This winery, co-founded by Nate and Lauren Belden, is offering a Tasting Series offered every Sunday evening at 5pm PST. through May 24th. Sign up online to receive the full line-up of wines, now offered at a 35% discount ($270.40 for 11 wines). Email nate@beldenbarns.com if you want to receive your wines prior to the next showing on Sunday. 5561 Sonoma Mountain Rd., Santa Rosa, 415.577.8552, beldenbarns.com

Bricoleur Vineyards’ online shop is open during this time. The business is donating 10% of all wine purchases (excluding shipping & taxes) to The Redwood Empire Food Bank to help offer food for those who need it at this time. For every $1 donated, they distribute $4 of healthy food. They want to help any way they can so starting today they are offering flat rate $9.95 shipping on any order of your Bricoleur favorites. Their offerings range from unoaked Chardonnay to Alexander Valley Zinfandel. Use code: SIPFROMHOME. BricoleurVineyards.com

Chateau St. Jean Receive $40 off your next wine purchase over $100 using promo code home40 at checkout. Shipping included on all orders of 6 or more bottles. 8555 Sonoma Hwy., 707.257.5784, chateaustjean.com/wines

The Donum Estate is offering $10 ground shipping on every online order of any size, using the code FRIEND10 at checkout. For every order placed online the business will donate $10 to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Response Fund in honor of Donum customers. They offer Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the Burgundian grand cru model from Donum’s Estate vineyards in Carneros, Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley. thedonumestate.com

Kivelstadt Cellars Those in the greater Sonoma Valley and enjoy Kivelstadt Cellars' The Kivelstadt Dinner Club, a weekly meal subscription that offers dinner for two for $30 or for four for $55, plus wines for $20 per bottle. Choose from six wines weekly, or opt for a chef-suggested pairing. For every 10 meals ordered through the Kivelstadt Dinner Club, Kivelstadt Cellars will deliver one meal to a service industry worker affected by the crisis at no cost. 13750 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, 707.938.7001, kivelstadtcellars.com

PS: Find an extensive list of Sonoma Valley offerings, including great deals and fun virtual one-on-one and group tasting opportunities, at Sonoma Valley Wine's Sonoma at Home and Virtual Sonoma Valley.

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