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Business Beat: 07/01/2018

Business Beat for July 1, 2018

Trestle Glen Vineyards wines coming

Long-time Sonoma Valley vintner Bruce Cohn plans to re-enter the wine business with his new label Trestle Glen Vineyards (TGV) wines, from grapes farmed on his 21-acre Glen Ellen estate, Trestle Glen. The first wines will come from the 2017 vintage and include an award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon followed by a Zinfandel next year. The Cabernet will be aged to 24 months in 100 percent French oak. The Zinfandel will be aged 18 months in French and American oak. This first vintage, a Cabernet, will be offered exclusively as a futures offering and released in the fall of 2019.

Approximately 1,500 cases of Cab and 250 cases of Zin will eventually be produced by Cohn and longtime friend and winemaker Tom Montgomery. Montgomery was Cohn's winemaker at B.R. Cohn winery. The two of them created some high scoring wines over the years. The TGV wines will be available direct to consumers. Trestle Glen Vineyards are 21 acres that are contiguous to Olive Hill Vineyards and have the same unique microclimate that Olive Hill Vineyards and B.R. Cohn Winery enjoy. The estate is farmed sustainably.

The vineyard gets its name from the route of the trains that ran through the Valley in a bygone era, bringing tourists and freight. Remnants remain on and near the property.

“I am very excited to be back in the wine business. As I did in the first 42 years in the business, I will focus on only the highest quality wines that can be produced from this estate. With Tom Montgomery directing the winemaking, people can be assured that the results of our combined efforts will be nothing short of world-class wines,” said Cohn.

TGV can be reached at or 938-4144 or visit for wine club and mailing list information.

Oakmont Golf Club summer youth programs

Once again, the Oakmont Golf Club is putting on golf camps through the summer for a variety of ages. You do not have to live in Oakmont to participate in the golf camps, as the Oakmont Golf Club is a separate, open-to-the public business.

Camps are July 9-13 and Aug. 6-10. There is a half-day option Monday through Friday for ages 7-13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Campers will enjoy small group instruction. Snack included. Cost is $225.There is also a full-day option for ages 7-17. All abilities welcome. Snack and lunch provided. Cost is $400.

Golfers should bring the following to camp: Golf attire, which consists of a collared shirt with dress shorts or pants (cutoff shorts and jeans are not allowed), soft spike golf shoes or tennis shoes, golf clubs (please let the golf club know on the registration if your child needs clubs), golf glove, hat or visor, sun block, and water bottle.

Label everything, including golf equipment with your child's name. Do not bring valuable items to camp. Cell phones need to stay in the golf bag unless there is an emergency.

To register for camp, go to

On the Way - A spiritual journey

Sonoma resident James J. Rawls has a new book out from WestBow Press, an alliance of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. On the Way: 100 Reflections on the Journey of Faith reflects on one man's spiritual journey. A collection of 100 devotional readings, reminiscent of Spurgeon's classic Morning and Evening Daily Readings and the Benedictine Lectio Divina, it is intended to stir within the reader some forward movement in their own journey of faith. A free preview and ordering info is available on Amazon at

All of the proceeds of the book's sale will benefit World Vision, a global humanitarian organization helping children, families, and their communities overcome poverty and injustice.

Rawls will also have a book launch at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at Readers' Books, 130 East Napa St., Sonoma.

St. Francis Winery outdoor film festival

On Tuesdays from July 10 to 31, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards will be hosting “Stars Under the Stars”, an outdoor film festival held on the winery lawn. A pre-show concert starts at 7 p.m. followed by the featured film.

Admission and popcorn are complimentary. Wine and food are available for purchase. Outside alcohol prohibited.

The movies this year are:

July 10: Singin' in the Rain (1952) with Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds.
July 17: Rocky (1976) with Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire.
July 24: The Wedding Singer (1998) with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
July 31: Jaws (1975) with Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss

Bring low backed chairs or a blanket.

For more info, go to

Kenwood Inn & Spa looking good following post-fire renovation

Kenwood Inn & Spa has reopened following an extensive renovation. The inn was closed for five months due to damage from the region's wildfires, and reopened in March.

In addition to cleanup, work encompassed refreshing all 29 guestrooms and suites, and updating the lobby, cabanas and other public spaces at the approximately two-and-a-half acre inn.

Some improvements are still in progress. A remodeled spa will be completed later this summer; until then, guests can enjoy treatments in an interim space. The inn's meeting and private event space is being renovated to provide groups and bridal parties with an expansive and elegant lounge.

The lobby has been updated with new millwork, an oak and black marble reception desk, and a custom key cabinet designed to hold Italian-made tassel keys to each guestroom. A new, 12-foot antique Italian walnut trestle table greets guests at breakfast in the inn's Cucina eating area.

The project was conceived and overseen by Michael Mohr, principal of MetWest Ventures, and executed in collaboration with SALT + BONES design studio of Carmel. Kenwood Inn & Spa is managed by Four Sisters Inns.

To reach the Kenwood Inn, go to, or call 800-353-6966.

Business Blurbs

The Kenwood Market has changed to new summer hours. The market is now open 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Sundays.

The Kenwood Market is located in the Kenwood shopping center at 8910 Sonoma Hwy.

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