Sunset Wine Maker’s Series: Bourassa Vineyards

Some seriously fine wines are to be sampled this Thursday. Please call the bar for reservations! 707.789.0505

2013 Zinfandel, Sonoma
2014 Harmony3 Blend, Napa
2013 Maestro3 Zinfandel, Napa

The first wine produced under the Bourassa Vineyards label was a traditional Bordeaux blend called Harmony3. It received tremendous attention from both consumers and the media alike. The total production of 400 cases sold out very quickly, and Bourassa Vineyards was on its way. An award winning Napa Valley Zinfandel and Syrah followed the Harmony3 bottling, and on it went without pause.

Today, with a total production of 3,500 cases, Vic, along with wife Kathy, devote much of the winery’s attention to the five Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Additionally, Bourassa produces a Port made using the Solera system; a system that uses fractional blending in such a way that the finished port is a mixture of ages with the average age of the port gradually increasing.

Bourassa’s winemaking philosophy is simple: create something special, something that you would be proud to share with your friends. The wines, no matter what the varietal, are painstakingly hand-crafted in small lots. The winery carefully creates rich, complex blends using grapes from premiere, hand-tended Napa Valley vineyards as they showcase the terroir that has become so well known throughout the world.

Sunset Wine Maker’s Series: Enriquez Winery

Enriquez Winery is a Petaluma Gap winery with Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, and a field blend of Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc. These wines are cool climate due to the Petaluma Gap characteristics: wind, fog and diurnal temperatures.

Run by Cecilia Enriquez, the winery is considered a micro winery with production running 500-700 cases.
The wines we will be pouring are:

2012 Brisa (2016 SF Chronicle Competition double gold winner), a field blend of muscat, sauvignon blanc and a neighbor’s chardonnay added. Brisa meaning breeze in Spanish is a dry white with hints of flowers and tropical fruits.

2010 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (2016 SF Chronicle Competition silver winner) is an elegant and balanced Pinot Noir starting with cherries and strawberries and finishing with a hint of s and toast.

2011 Sonoma Coast Tempranillo (2016 SF Chronicle Competition gold winner) is a cool climate, powerful Tempranillo that will get you with it’s deep earthy aromas, black cherry and a hint of toast.

Call: 707-789-0505 for info and reservations
Cost: $15.00

Sunset Wine Maker’s Series: Tom Gore Vineyards

Thursday, June 23
6:00 – 8:00

Tom Gore is a 2nd generation Alexander Valley farmer who manages all the vineyards for Simi Winery, Clos du Bois Winery, and Ravenswood Winery. In addition to being responsible for over 12,000 Sonoma County acres, he is also responsible for 12,000 acres in Monterey County.
Two years ago he was awarded Vineyard Manager of the Year at the Sonoma County Harvest Festival.

2015 Sauv Blanc
2014 Chardonnay
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cost: $15.00
Call for info and reservations at 707-789-0505

Holy Cats! Great Music & Fine Wine

Pretty much every time I’m here for the music I’m blown away by what great musicians we have in the town, and beyond! I am constantly reminded how lucky we are that so many enjoy playing at Corkscrew, from Blues to Country, Jazz to Rock and so much more. Thanks to you all!

We also seem to have some very fine wine maker’s around here… πŸ˜‰ Our Sunset Winemaker’s Series has been really popular, and tasty. This week we have a tasting by Davis Bynam Vineyards. Here’s the poop:

Thursday, May 26, 6:00 – 8:00

$14 – Contact the bar for reservations – 707.789.0505

2014 Davis Bynum Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Davis Bynum Chardonnay
2014 Jane’s Vineyard Pinot

These wines are made under the Davis Bynum label at Rodney Strong winery and are available for tasting and purchase in the Tasting Room at Rodney Strong.
Originally distinguished as the first winery on Westside Road in Healdsburg, California, Davis Bynum was first to produce a single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochioli’s now prized vineyard. Today, more than forty years later, the heritage of Davis Bynum lives on through the hand crafted creation of single vineyard wines grown exclusively in Russian River Valley.

Spring is Upon Us

All that rain was great! I’d love some more, but the green around and surrounding town is a welcome site.

We have a Sunset Series starting this month with Graziano Family of Wines, featuring Gregory Graziano pouring tastes and telling stories. Check the events page for details and call the bar for a reservation.

Lots more music and who knows what happens when it warms up! πŸ˜‰

See ya soon!

Three Years Along

Yup, Corkscrew Wine Bar has passed it’s three year mark! Thanks to our friends, neighbors, suppliers, musicians and, especially, our customers, Corkscrew is still going strong!

In celebration of this, and other events, Corkscrew will be having a Post Christmas Recovery Party on the 26th! Music provided by Acoustic Lounge featuring the ever fabulous Lauralee Brown and the swinginest Greg Punkar.

Festivities begin at 6:30, music at 7:00, don’t be late!

Such Hams at Corkscrew!

I don’t mean the musicians!

I mean the Cubano! This is a mighty delicious panini. A sourdough roll, ham, pulled pork, Sonoma Brinery pickles, swiss cheese and, not one, but two kinds of mustard! Yummy doesn’t begin to convey the mouth watering joy the sandwich brings.

Sarah has perfected her little cake recipe! Soft and hot and chocolatey, single serve or a little larger to share. It takes the yum off the scale!

We serve lunch Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 to 3:00.

See ya soon!


I don’t know what day it is most of the time. Suffice it to say, for now, we have great music on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday nights, and the wonderful Get Lit the fourth Wednesday, every month.

We are very lucky to have so many amazing local musicians and writers involved with our little scene. Petaluma is truly a great place for music, literature & the arts in general. Let’s keep building it and really rock the region!

Thanks to all,

Corkscrew Wine Bar

… And More!

This week we have Joel Schick Tuesday night singing stories and blowing harp. Joel is a master story teller and harmonica player with a low key delivery and songs of humor & pathos & Schadenfreude!

Friday night, Lisa Stano will grace us once again with a beautiful voice, soulful songs and a rockin’ trio! Joining Lisa are Sean England & Pete Delany. This isΒ  a great high energy, fun band with some of the most solid players in the area.

Saturday, we will be closed for the Fourth, Have too much fun! πŸ™‚