DDWA Members are VIPs!

For Members of Dan Dawson’s Wine Advisor, VIP status goes beyond the website.
Receive complimentary tastings at 13 of the 17 wineries below, and 2 for 1 or upgraded tastings at 4 of the 17. Also receive special offers and extra-special treatment when you visit my VIP Wineries.

When you book a tasting appointment, tell them, “I am a member of Dan Dawson’s Wine Advisor.”

Reservations in advance are required. The more notice the better, but call or email at least two days in advance (note that some wineries require more). At most of these wineries, the hospitality department is the owners, so flexibility may be required to arrange a meeting time.
Clif Family Winery

Clif Family Winery

Highway 29, St Helena
(707) 968-0625


Clif Family Reviews

Clif Family is waaaaaay more than a tasting room. Come in for a taste, a glass or a bottle. Bring your appetite, as your eating choices range from cheese boards, duck rillette, breakfast/wine pairing, "Farm Feast" wine lunch and a visit to the Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck. Visit the Clif Family website for all your options.

DDWA Mermbers receive up to two complimentary "King of the Mountain" Tastings with Cheese Pairing
Pestoni Family Winery Tasting Room

Pestoni Family

1672 St Helena Hwy (Hwy 29),
St Helena

(707) 963-0544


Pestoni Family Wine Reviews

Beautiful winery and vineyards tucked back from Highway 29. Vineyards wrap around you, Rutherford Bench to the west. I'm a big fan of the Pestoni wines. Fruit, spice and soil with the texture of cashmere. Pestoni accepts walk-in visitors, but DDWA members must make a reservation for a complimentary tasting.

DDWA Members receive up to 2 Complimentary Heritage tastings.
($25 per person value).

Relic Winery Tasting

Relic Winery

2400 Soda Canyon Road, Napa



Relic Wine Reviews

Traditional winemaking methods from some of the best sites in Napa and Sonoma. World-class wines with power and complexity. Outstanding value for top-notch Napa Valley wine.

DDWA Members receive up to 2 Complimentary tastings ($50 per person value).
Rachel Davies


Howell Mountain (meeting place for tasting may vary)
(707) 965-9804

Stellareese Reviews

“Our intention is for all of the wines we make and sell to convey the passion we have for this part of the world and the people who make a living doing what they love here.”

DDWA Members receive up to 2 Complimentary tastings with owner Rachel Stellareese Davies ($40 per person value).
Cochon Wine Bar

Cochon / Odisea

Their Wine Bar at 531 East First St., Sonoma
(half block from Sonoma Square)
(707) 934-8157

Cochon and Odisea Reviews

DDWA Member and one guest receive one Wine Flight each, of Member's choosing, currently offered.
$20/person value

Open every day except Wednesday
Silverpoint wine

Silverpoint Cellars

Napa - (707) 506-6318

Silverpoint Reviews

DDWA Members receive up to four complimentary tastings of Silverpoint wines (Napa Valley Red Blend and Sonoma Coast Chardonnay).

Taste with Owners Barry and Rosemary Murphy on the patio outside Farm Restaurant at Carneros Resort & Spa.
$40/person value
behrens tasting room

Behrens Family

639 Main St., St Helena
(917) 842-0976
email: Robin@BehrensFamilyWinery.com

Behrens Family Reviews

DDWA Members receive up to two complimentary tastings of Behrens Family Wines.

This is 90 minute private tasting - truly special. Available every day except Sunday.
$50/person value
Robert Craig Winery Tasting Room

Robert Craig

625 Imperial Way #1, almost-Downtown Napa
(707) 252-2250

Robert Craig Reviews

“Rooted in our Howell Mountain estate, our wines explore the depth and breadth of Napa Valley’s mountain appellations: Howell Mountain, Spring Mountain, Mount Veeder and Diamond Mountain. Each rare. Each extraordinary.”

DDWA Members receive up to 2 Complimentary tastings at the Robert Craig Salon. ($25/per person value)
Ben of Benevolent Neglect

Benevolent Neglect

Napa Valley winery specializing in red Rhone varieties.
Email: matt(at)bnwines.com

At least one week notice for an appointment requested.

Benevolent Neglect Reviews

DDWA Members receive up to 4 Complimentary tastings of Benevolent Neglect wines with owner Ben Brenner or owner/winemaker Matt Nagy.
$50 per person value.
Fortunati Syrah


Oak Knoll District
707-255-9300 · Cell: 415-740-9999


Fortunati Reviews

"We pride ourselves on using natural farming & winemaking techniques to deliver the best expression of our wines. Dry farming, natural-yeast fermentations, and other natural/sustainable practices produce wine that showcase our unique land and climate."

DDWA Members receive a 2 for 1 Tasting (One Complimentary Tasting with purchase of one tasting).
$30 value.
Up to two tasting fees waived if you join Fortunati's wine club, .
Poseidon Pinot Noir Pouring

Obsidian Wine Co

At Cornerstone Sonoma
23568 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
(707) 706-2020

Obsidian Ridge Reviews

“Come explore our Obsidian Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Poseidon Vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our tasting room is located amidst the art-filled gardens of Cornerstone Sonoma.”

DDWA Members receive up to 4 Complimentary tastings at Obsidian Wine Co. ($15 per person value).
tim keith pouring

Rebel Vintners

1201 First Street, Downtown Napa

Rebel Vintners pours the wines of Three Wineries: Leaf & Vine, Holman Cellars and Cadle Family. Good chance one of the owners/winemakers (Tim Keith, Jason Holman or Kevin Cadle) will pour wine for you.

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Leaf & Vine Reviews

DDWA Members receive a 2 for 1 Tasting (One Complimentary Tasting with purchase of one tasting).
$25 value.

Julie Johnson Holly

Tres Sabores

at the end of South Whitehall Lane
on The Rutherford Bench
(707) 967-2087
email: visitus (at) tressabores.com Website

Tres Sabores Reviews

"A hidden gem of a farm & vineyard tucked into the western foothills of Rutherford. 4-legged friends welcome!"

DDWA Members receive Two For One tastings for up to four guests.
$40/person value.
Wine Club Membership waives all tasting fees.
Cuvaison Tasting Room Dawson Wine Advisor


Carneros, Napa


Cuvaison Reviews

Choose the Carneros tasting and Cuvaison will include limited production offerings from the Estate and the sister property "Brandlin Vineyard" on Mount Veeder.

Call to reserve, or email carnerostasting@cuvaison.com, and tell them you're a DDWA Member.
Good for up to four guests.
$15/person value.

Villa Ragazzi bottles

Villa Ragazzi

(707) 486-3184 (Michaela Rodeno)


Villa Ragazzi Reviews

You will be received by owners Michaela and/or Gregory Rodeno. Walk the Villa Ragazzi Estate Vineyard and learn about Sangiovese, the grape of Tuscan origin.
Villa Ragazzi is the only Napa winery that makes only Sangiovese or Sangiovese-based wines.

DDWA Mermbers receive up to four complimentary tours and tastings ($40/person value)

Black Cordon

In Northwest Napa – base of Mt Veeder.
707-815-4662 (call or text)

Black Cordon Reviews

DDWA Members receive up to two VIP tastings of Black Cordon’s limited-production wines with owner David Dunphy ($75 per person value).
David Mahaffey Miss Olivia Brion

Miss Olivia Brion & Palladian

Miss Olivia Brion: Wild Horse Valley, next to Coombsville AVA. Pinot Noir specialist.
Palladian: On Silverado Trail, Rutherford AVA. Cabernet Sauvignon specialist.
(707) 287-2870

Miss Olivia Brion Reviews

DDWA Members receive up to 4 Complimentary tastings with winemaker David Mahaffey.
($40 per person value).

Enjoy the wines from both Miss Olivia Brion and Palladian at one visit.