' Sequoia Grove Winery - Celebrate Spring

April 2019

Sequoia Grove Winery

We hope you enjoy our April Newsletter!

Spring is officially in full bloom! This long awaited season is quite possibly the most important time in the wine growing process. New shoots break out of dormant vines and can grow as fast as 1.5 inches in a single day. The start of bud break gives the first hint of what type of season it might be but there are still many long months before harvest. Now that the weather is warming up, you may be planning your next Sequoia Grove Visit. If you're planning on traveling in the upcoming season,
keep reading for a list of tips!

A Bright Spring Recipe

Spaghetti with Pesto and Asparagus

Wine and Spaghetti Recipe


  • 3/4 lb spaghetti

  • 1lb asparagus, ends trimmed, sliced in 2" lengths

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil - plus more for drizzling

  • 2 cup fresh basil leaves

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • Salt & pepper

  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 cup toasted pinenuts

In a pot of salted, boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water. In a large skillet, sauté the asparagus in a tablespoon of olive oil until bright green and slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Combine olive oil, cheese, basil, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, and 1/4 cup of the pinenuts in a food processor and pulse until paste forms, scraping down sides as needed. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in remaining toasted pinenuts and sautéed asparagus. Add the hot pasta and reserved cooking water and toss until the pasta is well coated with pesto. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil to taste. We suggest pairing this delicious springtime dish with the crispness of our 2018 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

Need an excuse to open that special bottle?

Notable days of celebration:
  • National High Five Day - Friday, April 19, 2019 
  • First day of Passover - Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Easter - Sunday, April 21, 2019 (Our Tasting Room will be closed this day)
  • Earth Day -  Monday, April 22, 2019 
  • Arbor Day - Friday, April 26, 2019 - Plant a Sequoia Tree!
Share with us which wine you'll be celebrating with by using the hashtag #SequoiaGroveWine
We can't wait to celebrate with you!

Tips for Planning Your Visit

Headed to Sequoia Grove? Here are tips for your visit:
  • If weather permits, enjoy a tasting on our patio paired with our seasonal cheese and charcuterie board. Pack a few light layers and a jacket, especially for mornings which can be chilly.

  • Planning ahead? Schedule one of our tasting options here: Tasting Experience or just walk in! For parties of 6 or more, remember to make your reservations with us. (707) 944-2945

  • Are you looking for a memorable and unparalleled experience getting acquainted with our single vineyard wines? Join us for our Terroir Tasting. Learn our history, viticulture and winemaking practices and enjoy tasting vineyard-designate wines expertly paired with seasonal dishes prepared by our in-house wine and food expert, Chef Britny Maureze.

  • If you are arriving by plane and want to take a few of our delicious wines home with you, you can purchase a TSA-approved wine suitcase from our Tasting Room to get your wine home safely & stylishly. 

  • Join us at our Rutherford Estate and enjoy making new Sequoia Grove memories!

Share your experiences with us by tagging us @sequoiagrove
or by using the hashtag #SequoiaGroveWinery

Connect With Us

Music and Wine Pairing

Our Springtime Playlist!  
What's better than a warm day accompanied by great wine and food?
Warm weather, great wine, food, and music that is sure to brighten your day. 
Enjoying wine should be a multi-sensory experience, and we're helping you connect to Sequoia Grove Winery straight from your home! Check out our latest playlist on Spotify for some classic springtime hits.

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