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.

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

Interactive California Winegrowing Regional Map:

Francis Ford Coppola and his Inglenook in Napa Valley, founded by Gustaf Niebaum from Finland in 1879, video:

John Hawley, Hawley Winery, Dry Creek Valley, falcon training, video:

Napa Valley History Tour, San Francisco Chronicle, article:

Robert Mondavi Tribute, a little bit of history, video:

Beaulieu Vineyards: George de Latour, Napa Valley, founded 1900, video:

Buena Vista Winery, first winery in Sonoma 1857, video:

Raymond Vineyards - Winery of the Year, Wine Enthusiast, video:

Ed Sbragia, Sbragia Family Winery, Dry Creek Valley, former chief wine maker at Beringer, video:

Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma, virtual tour video:

Mike Benziger discusses biodynamics in wine making, video:

Rodney Strong Winery, Sonoma, video:

Outpost Winery, Howell Mountain - GTS Vineyards winemaker Thomas Brown:

Madrona Manor, Healdsburg, CA - Lodging & Culinary Experience:

Schramsberg Winery, Napa Valley, California Sparkling Wines, Inside Story & Wine Making, video: