April in CarnerosWritten by Michelle Baker on 2008-04-14 14:10:36
This coming weekend (April 19-20) it’s “April in Carneros” time, a two-day event featuring food and wine at 20 Carneros wineries.
Carneros is unique among wine regions in these woods in that it straddles two counties, Napa and Sonoma. It’s also special in that both cool weather varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as warm weather varietals like Merlot, can thrive here. Carneros has hot inland days but gets very cool and foggy in the evening from the Pacific Ocean by way of the San Pablo Bay.
Wineries from both sides of the divide participate in Carneros’ two major annual events (April in Carneros and Holiday in Carneros). A 2-day pass to the event is $40 and includes loads of food, wine and a souvenir logo glass.