THE 2011 BARN TOUR WILL BE IN OAKVILLE-RUTHERFORD! Sunday, August 28th, 9am-2pm ....if you are not receiving our (riveting) newsletter, click here so that you can get earliest event notification for this annually sold out event.
..don't miss the County's and the COUNTRY'S coolest Barn Tour! ....last years recap:
Preservation Napa Valley and The Napa County Farm Bureau presents The Barn Tour-2010 Carneros Sunday, August 29
Preservation Napa Valley, in partnership with the Napa County Farm Bureau, presents the second annual Barn Tour-2010, featuring historic barns, places of interest and hidden gems of the Carneros region.
Adastra Vineyards' barn will serve as the hub for the day's activities, including Brunch in a Barn, Appalachian bluegrass by the Cobb Stompers, a make-your-own garden fresh tomato juice station, and talks by Preservation Napa Valley Director Wendy Ward and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Barns on the tour include V. Sattui's Henry Ranch, the Peters Barn at Vine Village (also where a farm/rural-focused art show will be located) and the biggest barn in Carneros, the Sciligo Barn. A very special part of this tour will be some of the 'old timers at two of the barns: listen to stories and incredible memories from Peggy Meister, Herbie Henry, Glen Bauder and Bob Brown.
Once again, we are producing a limited edition, collectible Barn Tour poster available for sale at $40.00each (artist Mike Gray will be on-site to sign). Click here for image
Tickets are limited- The Barn Tour takes place on back roads, small lanes and in old buildings.
Ticket holders will receive a map and tour program at check in detailing the background of the sites. Docents will be on hand at each barn stop.
Don't miss this opportunity to see an incredible part of Napa's agricultural heritage!
TOUR BASICS Date: Sunday, August 29 Time: 9am - 2pm Tickets: $45/person, includes site visits, map/guide, Brunch in a Barn, live music and art show.Click here to purchase
****you must check in at either Vine Village (4059 Old Sonoma Road) or at Adastra vineyards(2545 Las Amigas Road)
to get yo tour guide!!!****
ABOUT THE BARNS
The Raven Barn at Adastra Vineyards is beautiful in its steel grey-blue hue, surrounded by gardens, an old water tank house, a farmhouse, a granary and a variety of other neat, old farm buildings. This barn will be the hub of the event where music, food, info tables, garden tomato juicing table, and other good stuff will be. Adastra makes very good, small production, organic wine. Lastly, this site is one of two check in locations to begin the tour.
The Henry Ranch is very, very special place, once long ago a fully functioning (but never -had -electricity!) dairy ranch, replete with roaming pigs, calves, working horses, stacked loose hay, a home, chickens and much more. It is also the long time home of Herbie Henry, the last family member of the Henrys who originally purchased this property in 1850. Herbie will be on hand for a portion of the tour. at the ranch. The ranch was purchased by V. Sattui Winery in 1993 and is now their vineyard management base
The Peters Barn at Vine Village is but one part of Napa's best kept secret: Vine Village. In 1972 George and Grace Kerson purchased this property to create a non-profit organization whole goal is to 'provide people with special needs the same quality of life through innovative vocational, residential and creative arts opportunities. There are many old buildings that have been repurposed to suit contemporary needs as well as terrific vegetable gardens, a plum dehydrator- to- hot house and much more. Vine Village is also the place to see this years artshow by the incredible residents and students. Do not miss this!
The Barn Tour is made possible in part by the generous support of the: Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation, Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fun, the Napa County Farm Bureau and photographer Adrian Gregorutti With special thanks to Bluestocking Press, artist Mike Grey, and Sweetie Pies.
*Large groups please call for ticket availability and other considerations