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Small & interesting wineries in Napa & Sonoma?

Samo | May 27, 200209:13 PM

My love for Chenin Blanc is likely to make Chappellet a stop when I visit the wine country in early June, but I hope that some can recommend other interesting wineries, and especially small producers of noteworthy Zinfandel, Viognier and Pinot Noir. Since I was obliged to pay to taste wine on my last visit to the area, I'd particularly like to learn about wineries where one is likely to meet the winemaker and have wine poured for free, as is done in more civilized parts of the world. This is not about spectacular sites with restaurants on the premises and elaborate tours. Excellent wine and contact with those who make it.

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