Carneros Barn Tour

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The Napa County Farm Bureau

The Barn Tour-2010
Sunday, August 29

Preservation Napa Valley, in partnership with the Napa County Farm Bureau, present the second annual Barn Tour-2010, featuring historic barns, places of interest and hidden gems of the Carneros region.

Barn TourAdastra Vineyards' barn will serve as the hub for the day's activities, including Brunch in a Barn, Appalachian bluegrass by the Cobb Stompers, a make-your-own garden fresh tomato juice station, and talks by Preservation Napa Valley Director Wendy Ward and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Barns on the tour include V. Sattui's Henry Ranch, the Peters Barn at Vine Village (also where a farm/rural-focused art show will be located) and the biggest barn in Carneros, the Sciligo Barn.

A limited edition of the Barn Tour poster will be available for sale at $40.00each (artist Mike Gray will be on-site to sign).

Tickets are limited- The Barn Tour takes place on back roads, small lanes and in old buildings.

Ticket holders will receive a map and tour program at check in detailing the background of the sites.  Docents will be on hand at each barn stop.

Date:     Sunday, August 29
Time:     9am - 2pm
Tickets:  $45/person, includes site visits, map/guide, Brunch in a Barn, live music and art show.

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  • The Raven Barn at Adastra Vineyards is beautiful in its steel grey-blue hue, surrounded by gardens, an old water tank house, a farmhouse, a granary and a variety of other neat, old farm buildings. This barn will be the hub of the event where music, food, info tables, garden tomato juicing table will be available,  and other good stuff will be.  Adastra is known for its outstanding small production, organic wine. Lastly, this site is one of two check in locations to begin the tour.
  • The Henry Ranch is very, very special place, was long ago a fully functioning dairy ranch, replete with roaming pigs, calves, working horses, stacked loose hay, chickens and more. It is also the long time home of Herbie Henry, the last family member of the Henrys who originally purchased this property in 1850.  Herbie will be on hand for a portion of the tour. at the ranch. The ranch was purchased by V. Sattui Winery in 1993 and is now their vineyard management base.
  • The Peters Barn at Vine Village is but one part of Napa's best kept secret: Vine Village. In 1972 George and Grace  Kerson purchased this property to create a non-profit organization whole goal is to 'provide people with special needs the same quality of life through innovative vocational, residential and creative arts opportunities.  There are many old  buildings that have been repurposed to suit contemporary needs as well as terrific vegetable gardens, a plum dehydrator- to- hot house and much more. Vine Village is also the place to see this years artshow by the incredible residents and students. Do not miss this!
  • Sciligo Barn. The largest barn in the Carneros region, the Sciligo Barn was once home to a dairy farm housing a large herd of milk cows. The property was once part of Salvador Vallejo’s 3000 acre Rancho de Napa (one of 10+ Mexican land grants in Napa) before Italian Antone Joseph Sciligo bought it. The 1880 Napa census lists Sciligo’s profession as “dairyman.” A sturdy redwood barn and the fire-scorched, stone remnants of two 135 year old house foundations are the remainders of the pioneers who first settled this property in northern Carneros.
****you must check in at either Vine Village (4059 Old Sonoma Road) or at Adastra vineyards (2545 Las Amigas Road) to get your tour guide!!!****


The Barn Tour is made possible in part by the generous support of the: Carneros Land Stewardship Foundation, Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Land Preservation Fun, the Napa County Farm Bureau and photographer Adrian Gregorutti