Welcome to Wine Week

A celebration of vino from all over the world—including right here in our backyard

For this inaugural Butte County Wine Week, the CN&R has compiled a fine blend of stories about local oenophiles and an eclectic calendar of events to shine a light on some of the creative offerings our region will be serving up over the next 10 days.

In our cover package, you’ll find a story about local winemakers joining forces to boost their profile as tourist destinations, along with a farewell to longtime HoneyRun Winery, which shuts its doors this month. We also check in on Safeway’s wine guru, Dave Mettler, who offers a little insight into how he helps customers choose the right bottle.

The calendar of events offers a taste of something for everyone, from dinner-wine pairings to enticing discounts to paint-and-sip parties at local wineries.

Also, flip through the rest of the issue for other wine-related stories to get your taste buds buzzing. Cheers!