Stu Linden Wine Experience - California Wine History Tours

We offer unique Historic as well as Contemporary exciting, fun, and culinary Wine Tours in the Northern California region - Napa, Sonoma, Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys as well as West Sonoma Coast.  For Tour Programs please see below, or click the "About" tab.

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Stu Linden knows California wines.  He has specialized in wines from the Northern California Region for many years.  He worked professionally with wines both in the USA and Europe, early on as International Field Marketing and Brand Manager for Ernest and Julio Gallo in Modesto, CA.  Later on as wine importer/exporter from and to Europe, and as marketing consultant to small wineries in Napa Valley and advisor to investment bankers to the wine industry in San Francisco.  Stu travels throughout the wine valleys north of San Francisco to stay current with the Region.  He visits wine producers, new restaurants, hotels, spas, and remote vineyards to become intimately familiar with the fast moving product development in wines and visitor services in the area.  He has also acquired a wide knowledge of wines from other parts of the world.  As a management consultant in other industries, Stu has worked in most of the financial centers worldwide.

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Current California Wine History Tours. Each page represents a one day tour.  http://stulindenwineexperience.com/pdf/Wine_History_Tour_Programs-Napa-Sonoma-Dry_Creek-Alexander-Russian_River_Valleys-Spring_2015.pdf

For requests for further information, and interests in booking a tour, please send us an email to: stu@stulindenwineexperience.com or give us a call: (646) 244 5995

Interactive California Winegrowing Regional Map:  http://www.discovercaliforniawines.com/wp-content/themes/california-wines/CA_WineMap_2011.pdf

Francis Ford Coppola and his Inglenook in Napa Valley, founded by Gustaf Niebaum from Finland in 1879, video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnr0KJw8WNE

John Hawley, Hawley Winery, Dry Creek Valley, falcon training, video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oK754QIMM18

Napa Valley History Tour, San Francisco Chronicle, article:  http://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/Legacy-of-Napa-wine-pioneers-endures-4358457.php

Robert Mondavi Tribute, a little bit of history, video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVGqbT0ZEIY

Beaulieu Vineyards: George de Latour, Napa Valley, founded 1900, video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=lMpSZcc7FHw

Buena Vista Winery, first winery in Sonoma 1857, video:  http://www.youtube.com/user/BuenaVistaWinery?feature=mhee

Raymond Vineyards - Winery of the Year, Wine Enthusiast, video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXHEmgOZa9E&playnext=1&list=PLg03Ydqq-18Od4iX6PhwdL9BUFj8QDPu2&feature=results_main

Ed Sbragia, Sbragia Family Winery, Dry Creek Valley, former chief wine maker at Beringer, video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqQEv6U4vvw

Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma, virtual tour video:  http://www.youtube.com/user/benzigerfamilywinery

Mike Benziger discusses biodynamics in wine making, video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0B9LeDY0KE

Rodney Strong Winery, Sonoma, video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lH-0tyNWH2Y

Outpost Winery, Howell Mountain - GTS Vineyards winemaker Thomas Brown:  http://www.seavervineyards.com/team2.html

Madrona Manor, Healdsburg, CA - Lodging & Culinary Experience:  http://www.madronamanor.com/

Schramsberg Winery, Napa Valley, California Sparkling Wines, Inside Story & Wine Making, video:  http://www.winespectator.com/video/index?playerid=315932961&bctid=1842740869&bclid=1485805735