Adding hip to the sip

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Adding hip to the sip

Wineries add attractions for vineyard visitors
Visitors can make their own wine in the winemaker-for-a-day program at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif. Participants receive silver and red lab coats with matching hats and mix their own wine blends in a room decorated with a disco ball and black light.
Winemaker Judd Finkelstein, of Judd’s Hill winery, makes a toast before playing his ukulele with his band during a winery luau at Trader Vic’s restaurant in Emeryville, Calif.
The patch on the lab coat of a participant in the winemaker-for-a-day program.
Visitors taste wine in the Red Room at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif., which has undergone some major changes in recent years.
If you go

Raymond Vineyards: 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, Calif., www.raymondvineyards.com or (707) 963-3141. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Judd’s Hill Winery: 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa, Calif., www.juddshill.com or (707) 255-2332. Visits by appointment only. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

Brooklyn Winery: 213 N. Eighth St., Brooklyn, N.Y., www.bkwinery.com or (347) 763-1506. Wine bar open Monday-Thursday 5 p.m.-midnight, Saturday 1 p.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-midnight. Free winery tours Wednesdays and Sundays.

Adding hip to the sip

Visitors can make their own wine in the winemaker-for-a-day program at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif. Participants receive silver and red lab coats with matching hats and mix their own wine blends in a room decorated with a disco ball and black light.
Winemaker Judd Finkelstein, of Judd’s Hill winery, makes a toast before playing his ukulele with his band during a winery luau at Trader Vic’s restaurant in Emeryville, Calif.
The patch on the lab coat of a participant in the winemaker-for-a-day program.
Visitors taste wine in the Red Room at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif., which has undergone some major changes in recent years.
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