Looking for a romantic Christmas present for your partner this year? Why not treat them with a night out for dinner featuring seasonal, locally sourced foods and exceptional wines from the region? John Ash & Co. is a Harvest Card partner that brings fine dining to the heart of Sonoma County. Their menu includes items such as Potato Gnocchi, Boneless Beef Shortribs, and more. Dinner service begins at 5pm nightly and is prepared by Chef Tom Schmidt. Chef Schmidt perfectly combines flavors, textures and colors in his dishes. He is also knowledgeable with using seasonal foods at their freshest. John Ash & Co. also has one of the most extensive wine lists in Sonoma County. Their impressive collection features over 275 selections from wineries in Sonoma County. John Ash & Co. has received the Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence" award in addition to the Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Award of Ultimate Distinction". To purchase a gift card this holiday season, click here. For
Martinelli Winery is truly a family business. This vineyard has been in the family since the 1880’s. Since the beginning of the winery, there have been five generations of family winemakers. Located in Sonoma County, the Martinelli family is proud to offer a wide variety of hand crafted wines. All of our Harvest Card partners hold very high standards for their products. Martinelli Winery is committed to high quality wine. Each vineyard is hand farmed carefully, producing only the finest quality fruit. They offer a variety of tasting experiences at their red barn on site. One tasting option is the Collector’s Flight. This package includes a private, seated tasting experience showcasing some of their delicious wines. Wine is accompanied by local cheeses. This package is $75/person. Another experience is the Vineyard Terrace Tasting & Picnic Lunch. This package is $55/person and includes a tasting of six wines and a delicious boxed-lunch on the terrace. For a unique experience with a wonderful family history,
Stark’s Steak and Seafood is the perfect place to have a burger and whiskey, while enjoying an upscale atmosphere. Stark's is proud to serve sustainable seafood, steak, and Certified Angus Beef ®. Guests are in for a delicious meal when they choose to dine at Stark's. All beef is hand selected by executive chef Mark Stark and served à la carte. The menu features an array of items including oysters & shellfish, hickory smoked prime rib, and a burger bar that was recognized as Best Burgers by Sonoma Magazine. Stark’s bar has also been named as the Best Happy Hour in Sonoma County. The bar has an extensive cocktail menu featuring over sixty whiskies to choose from. Guests may also choose from an extensive list of local and international wines. Guests can reserve a table at Stark's Steak & Seafood by completing the form located here.
With the holidays only a few days away, many people may find themselves scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. For a present that provides many discounts on winery tastings, travel, food, events, and other services, look no further than the Harvest Card. The 2018/2019 Harvest Card is a perfect gift for many people and will allow them to enjoy relaxing getaways, unique wine tastings, and a variety of events over the next year. Harvest Card has many wonderful partners who offer great discounts, services, and experiences including: Restaurants: Red River Vine Cafe Starks Steak & Seafood Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar Perch + Plow John Ash & Co Monti’s Rotisserie & Bar Bird & the Bottle Bravas Bar De Tapas Franchettis’ Barley & Bine Beer Cafe Wineries: Sonoma Brothers Distilling DeLoach Vineyards Campana Ranch Winery ACORN Winery DRNK Matrix Winery Pedroncelli Winery Pezzi King St. Anne’s Crossing Merriam Vineyards Marimar Estate Trecini Winery K Squared Cellars deLorimier Winery Christopher Creek Winery Juncture Taproom
I am so excited that the news of the return of Willi's Wine Bar is officially made public! I was on the opening staff of Willi's Wine Bar in 2002 - much like most of Sonoma County locals and visitors, that restaurant has had a special place in my heart for many, many years. Gatherings, a quick glass of wine and a bite to eat before or after a concert at Luther Burbank Center, celebrations, anniversaries and dates -- Willi's Wine Bar is a treasure to wine country and we couldn't be happier to hear that it's returning. We're ready for Willi's Part 2! Much love to Mark and Terri Stark! Check out this article by our good friend Heather Irwin of the Press Democrat. Willi’s Wine Bar, the iconic restaurant that was leveled during the October wildfires, will rise again at the Town and Country Shopping Center in northeast Santa Rosa. Stark Reality Restaurants, which owned the popular wine bar on Old Redwood Highway, has found
The breadth of the Matrix estate fruit—from the foggy beds of the Russian River Valley, the highlands of the Sonoma Coast and the mountainous edges of Dry Creek Valley—gives the winemaker incredible selections of grapes. The estate fruit sources also give the flexibility to select not only the vineyards for their wines but a vineyard block or even specific rows. With a focus on labor-intensive, hands-on farming practices, we produce low-yield vineyards that result in grapes marked by astounding concentrations of flavors— thus creating wines that are powerful yet elegant. Matrix Winemaker Honored as Woman Winemaker of the Year in 2008, and winning multiple back-to-back Sonoma County Harvest Fair and San Francisco Chronicle Sweepstakes, Diane Wilson has shot to the forefront of the Sonoma County wine industry. These highly–regarded awards, coupled with dozens of 90+ scores and over 100 Gold Medals, demonstrate Diane’s strong track record as an outstanding winemaker. Diane describes her winemaking style as unorthodox. “My goal is to maximize the fruit flavor of the grape,