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|
|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|
|dining room at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California|
|Putah Creek wine at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California|
|beet salad at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California|
|brick chicken at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California|
|steak at Savory Cafe in Woodland, California|
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