Wednesday, September 28, 2016

5 North: Woodland, Uvaggio tasting room + Savory Cafe


Uvaggio tasting room  703 Main St., (530) 554-8534.  $1 per taste.  I started my tasting here backwards, with a delicious Twisted Rivers 2012 Petite Sirah.  Then I moved on to Turkovich’s tasty signature blend, The Boss, which became a personal favorite, and then to their delicious Tempranillo.  Then I sampled a Bridgehead Cabernet Franc, a buttery Acacia Chardonnay, and a surprisingly only-OK Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Chardonnay.  Almost everyone in the room agreed that a Berryessa Gap Verdelho, with a floral nose and delicious taste, was not business as usual.  This tasting room is the perfect spot for an afternoon wine sampling enhanced with a bit of yum.  Among the bar snacks are rustic sourdough with dipping oil, and a cheese-and-salami slate accented with lavender chevre and local honey.  All wine and food is strictly local to Northern California.   

Uvaggio tasting room in Woodland, California
Uvaggio tasting room in Woodland, California


cheese-and-salami slate at Uvaggio tasting room in Woodland, California
cheese-and-salami slate at Uvaggio tasting room in Woodland, California



           When done tasting, if you are still hungry and thirsty, just cross the street to:
Savory Cafe  722A Main St., (530) 668-4009.  An exposed-brick wall adds coziness to the open room here, where the specialty is refined dishes made with an abundance of local products.  I enjoyed an earthy beet salad with baby arugula, followed by delicious crispy-skinned brick chicken with mashed potatoes and a tasty, garlicky chimchurri sauce.  With it I tasted several Putah Creek wines, and selected the flavorful, complex 2013 Malbec as my favorite.  


entrance to Savory Cafe in Woodland, California
entrance to Savory Cafe in Woodland, California


dining room at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California
dining room at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California


Putah Creek wine at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California
Putah Creek wine at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California


beet salad at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California
beet salad at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California


brick chicken at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California
brick chicken at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California


steak at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California
steak at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California
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