Woodenhead: Russian River Valley Wineries

As Russian River Valley Wineries continue to grow and expand, owners of Woodenhead Winery, Zina Bower and Nikolai Stez bring an authentic, old-school process that encapsulates the wine region’s early farmer roots.  Working with the late Burt Williams of the famed Pinot Noir producer Williams Selyem Estate, they adopted a meticulous approach that Burt employed…

It Takes True Grit to Make Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

Auteur Wines – It Takes True Grit to Make Great Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir 373 1st St. W. Sonoma, Ca 95476 | (707) 938-9211 | Private outdoor tastings starting at $40/Person | Reservations required | reservations@auteurwines.com | Open daily from 10:00 – 5:30 | Specializing in Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Making Great Sonoma…

VJB Cellars: A Celebration of Food, Wine & Family

VJB Cellars: A Celebration of Food, Wine, & Family 60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood, CA | 707-833-2300 | Tasting fee $15 no appointment needed| Piazza Tasting $35 by appointment only |Owner’s Tasting $125 by appointment only | Tasting fee waived with wine purchase | If you’re looking to visit one of the best wineries in Kenwood,…

Oregon Wineries Reopen for Visitors

Wondering, Which Wineries in Oregon are Open? Updated: As of December, 23rd 2020, wineries throughout Oregon are Now Open and are operating under a new “Risk and Safety Framework” that measures the risk of COVID-19 county-by-county. Each risk level has health and safety guidance for individuals and businesses based on activities. At this time, Oregon…

Utopia Vineyard: A Passion for Pinot Noir in Ribbon Ridge

  Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley of California, being on the move and outside were the hallmarks of Daniel Warnshuis’ childhood.  A combination of curiosity, passion, and determination led him into the technology industry in Silicon Valley. Spending quite a bit of time in the Napa Valley, Warnhuis got the proverbial wine bug—…

Foppiano Vineyards: Celebrating the 125 Year History with an Eye on the Future

The Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, California dates back to the 19th century when immigrants from Mediterranean countries migrated to the region. Farming—specifically grape growing was at the center of this movement.  Going back to 1896, Foppiano Vineyards has a rich family history within the region. Originally established by Giovanni Foppiano, who emigrated from…

Top 5 Sonoma Valley Wineries

Top 5 Sonoma Valley Wineries Wine tasting in Sonoma Valley is one of the activities tourists and locals look forward to doing in Sonoma County, California. It is the favorite activity of both wine experts and connoisseurs. Even visitors who are not really into wine will surely enjoy a wine tasting tour during their stay…

Italics Winegrowers: Drawing Focus and Emphasis on the Coombsville AVA within the Napa Valley

Located east of downtown Napa, Coombsville is a relatively new AVA and slightly unexplored region within the Napa Valley.  This area was more known for horse ranching than wine growing due to the unforgiving volcanic soils and a lack of available water to establish a vineyard.  The Italics Winegrowers Estate sits on a very special 73 acres on the western edge of the Vaca Mountains….

Paradise Ridge Winery – Stronger than Yesterday

  Whether it be a wedding reception or watching a beautiful afternoon sunset, Paradise Ridge Winery has been at the heart and soul of Sonoma County since 1978 when Walter Byck and Marijke Byck-Hoenselaars founded the winery. The property spans 155 acres with beautiful scenic views overlooking the Russian River Valley. “We have been growing…