Sonoma County Wineries Showing Support This Thanksgiving


This year instead of conducting our own wine tasting and judgment to share the Harvest Card recommended wines for Thanksgiving, we pulled from our existing partners and friends in Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley who were more greatly impacted by the #KincadeFire and thought that we would show them some much-needed love and appreciation for the hard work that they have done and continue to do. This year we salute @foleysonomawine , @acornwinery , @stuhlmullervineyards@merriamvineyards , @viszlayvineyardsand @meekerwine for making our Thanksgiving this much extra special. Let's start with a beautiful sparkling from Foley Sonoma when our guests arrive and then transition to the Acorn Rosato ($29.00) and Stuhlmuller Vineyards 2016 Estate Chardonnay ($30.00) for the first courses... As the turkey is carved, it's your choice: Merriam Vineyards & Winery 2016 Pinot Noir Cuvée, Viszlay Vineyards 2014 Estate Zinfandel ($42.00) and the Meeker Vineyard 2014 Handprint Merlot ($45.00). Each of the wines selected is all under $50 per bottle - instead of assigning side-dishes this year,

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Visit the Meeker Vineyard Tasting Room


A popular Geyserville, California winery, Meeker always impresses with its incredible wines and welcoming atmosphere. Its tasting room is located in the heart of downtown in the 100-year-old bank building, with the original vault and near-original teller windows. The staff is knowledgable and always willing to assist guests to select the perfect wines. The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Harvest Card members are eligible to use their benefits. Otherwise, tastings are $15 per person and can be waived with any purchase. Please call (707) 431-2148 or email tastingroom@meekerwine.com to make a reservation. The stellar service and unique atmosphere create incredible experiences that can only be had at the Meeker Vineyard tasting room. For more information on the winery and tasting room, please check out Meeker’s website for more information. If you have questions for Harvest Card, please click here. Harvest Card hopes that you will visit the Meeker Vineyard tasting room very soon!

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Great Drink Recipes from Sonoma Brothers Distilling


With the spring season and the upcoming summer months, you may find yourself planning to host parties and gatherings. Having delicious drink recipes on hand will add to your guests’ experience and create lasting memories. Harvest Card’s partner, Sonoma Brothers Distilling, bring hand-crafted, authentic spirits to a county best known for wine. The brothers have created a variety of unique recipes that pair nicely with their line of spirits. Gin Recipes: Sonoma Brothers Bramble muddle blackberry (1-3 should be enough depending on berry) 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 ounce simple syrup 1/2 egg white (dry shake first to foam egg white) 1 1/2 ounce Brothers Gin Ice shake the mixture for chilling double strain over crushed ice in tall glass 2-3 blackberries for garnish Avis 1 ½ ounce Sonoma Brothers gin 1 ounce of your favorite Sauvignon Blanc ½ ounce fresh squeezed lemon ½ ounce St. Germain crushed dried pink peppercorn garnish (or another local dried berry) Vodka Recipes: Brothers’ Vesper 1 ounce of Sonoma Brothers

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Experience Stark Reality Restaurant Group


Stark Reality Restaurant Group owns and operates a variety of the best restaurants in Santa Rosa. The company’s success stems from both efficient management and its variety of incredible dining options. These local favorites and Harvest Card partners include Bird & the Bottle, Willi’s Wine Bar, Bravas Bar De Tapas, Stark’s Steak & Seafood, Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar, and Monti’s. Bird & the Bottle The menu at Bird & the Bottle incorporates flavors from Asia, the American South, the East Coast, Jewish comfort food favorites, and fresh seafood - all with chef Mark Stark’s singular style. A variety of beer, cocktails, and wines are also available. Willi’s Wine Bar Willi’s Wine Bar offers a classic roadhouse appeal and captures the casual, laid-back nature of Sonoma County wine country. It’s been a San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area Top 100 Restaurant for four years which speaks volumes on this dining establishment. Bravas Bar De Tapas One of the top tapas restaurants in the area, Bravas serves up traditional

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The Story of Stuhlmuller Vineyards


The Story of Stuhlmuller Vineyards Since 1982, Stuhlmuller Vineyards has built its reputation as a premier grower and seller of Sonoma County’s best grapes. In the mid-90s, Fritz Stuhlmuller, the founder, decided to open a small, artisan winery after being inspired by complex wines created from his family’s vineyard. In 2000, a new winery was built at Stuhlmuller Vineyards. Today, the Sonoma County winery boasts incredible wine created by the vineyard’s world-class fruit. In the vineyards, Chardonnay fruit with a delightfully distinct taste is produced. Additionally, the Cabernet Sauvignon offers hints of sage and bay leaf with signature fruit and cocoa tastes. Stuhlmuller Vineyard’s online shop boasts a variety of their best wines that everyone will enjoy. The vineyard’s head winemaker, Leo Hansen, strives to cultivate the best grapes and wines every year. “I love the intimacy of working in a small winery,” says Leo. “You get to discover the charm and subtleties of each vineyard block. This is an amazing vineyard. As a winemaker, I try

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The History of Russian River Vineyards


The History of Russian River Vineyards Nestled in Forestville, Russian River Vineyards has quite a story to tell. With its founding taking place in the 1890s, the estate was built as a modest family farming business. However, over time, the small farmhouse became a roadhouse, and an old Hop Kiln style building became a winery. While the vineyard was one of the region’s first, in the 1990s, the beautiful estate became forgotten. However, in 2008, Russian River Vineyards received a second chance. Founding partners Chris O’Neill, Barbara Sattler, Giovanni Balistreri, and Anthony Austin worked diligently to restore the beautiful estate. Through their efforts, Russian River Vineyards once again operates and provides memorable experiences to all who visit. Since its reopening, countless wine enthusiasts have enjoyed visiting Russian River Vineyards. The tasting lounge is open Sunday-Thursday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, the tasting room is open from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. While reservations are not required, they are recommended due to the estate’s

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The Story of Rodney Strong Vineyards


The Story of Rodney Strong Vineyards SONOMA GROWN FOR OVER 50 YEARS Our story begins over 55 years ago, when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines. Rodney Strong received the honor of being named Wine Enthusiast’s American Winery of the Year in 2013. Introduced in 2000, each year the Wine Enthusiast honors those that have impacted the wine and spirits industry with their Wine Star Awards. With the designation

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Wine Road Esprit du Rhône


Join us for our newest event along the Wine Road Esprit du Rhône, a weekend celebrating the spirit of the Rhône. Friday May 18 Join 20 winemakers for a casual walk-around tasting at Longboard Vineyards: 5 Fitch Street, Healdsburg, CA . Sample wine, enjoy apps, live music and play some games…. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm,  $40 per person    *Limited to 100 people Saturday May 19 Join 30 wineries throughout Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys will be featuring their RHONE varietals for you to sample. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm  $40 per person Buy both days for $65.00 Use offer code: HARVESTCARD for $10 off! Buy Tickets

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DRNK – Small Lot Wines in the Russian River Valley


DRNK WINES Producing distinctive small lot wines in the Russian River Valley DRNK stands for the family’s initials – Dale, Ryan, Nancy, Katie. At DRNK, Ryan produces distinctive small lot wines based on his deep knowledge of the vineyards and his aptitude for technology. It’s a better wine for the next generation. Winemaking is in Ryan Kunde’s blood, growing up as a fifth generation winegrower on his family estate, dating back to 1904. Blending the craft of winemaking with science, Ryan stepped out on his own by starting a new winery with his wife, Katie, and her family. Stop by DRNK Wines and enjoy a private wine tasting in the cave and learn more about how each wine is crafted. Their tastings are held daily by appointment between 11 am - 3 pm. VISIT SITE

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