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…

Top 10 Dog-Friendly Wineries in Sonoma County

Dog-Friendly Wineries in Sonoma County Looking for dog-friendly wineries in Sonoma County? Wine Routes team has put together a list of great places, where you can sample wines from traditional to innovative, with gorgeous views and plenty of roaming room for you and your pet. Click the map below for information on each location, and…

Bridging the gap between DTC producers and consumers

  New customer segments are evolving both in the U.S. and globally. The millennial generation will be the single most significant factor affecting U.S. market demand. These 70 million consumers are both wine and tech-savvy and are used to using their mobile phones to order food and drink on demand. Creating travel plans, or purchasing…

2016 Wine Tourism numbers topping $2b

More and more people are traveling to wine country to have an experience and find wines they can’t find in the supermarket. Have a look at the latest number being reported by North Bay Business Journal. http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/home/6958797-181/sonoma-tourists-spend-almost-2b?artslide=0 While the numbers in the article are focused on Sonoma and Napa Valley, the shift is likely happening…