Pride Mountain Vineyards – Napa Winery – Spring Mountain

In 1989, Jim and Carolyn Pride purchased the Historic Summit Ranch situated right on the Napa -Sonoma county line atop Spring Mountain establishing Pride Mountain Vineyards. As retirement was upon them, the Prides initially wanted to buy a vineyard from which they could sell grapes locally. They quickly realized growing grapes was a full time…

Reynolds Family Winery: Producing Wine and Tequila on the Silverado Trail

If you’re looking for the Best Wineries on Silverado Trail, look no further. Reynolds Family Winery, located on the Silverado Trail, sits in the shadow of Atlas Peak in the heart of the Napa Valley. The Reynolds family has been growing grapes since 1996 in what started out as a chicken ranch property and has…

Russian River Valley Winery – Hook & Ladder

Established in 2003, Hook & Ladder Winery, in the Russian River Valley, marks the next chapter in Cecil and Christine De Loach’s business endeavors after the sale of De Loach Vineyards to Boisset Family Estates.  Their experience and history along with an eager grandson, Jason, who was learning how to make wine, was a key…

The Pour House: New Winery Cooperative in Dry Creek Valley

Within Dry Creek Valley AVA at Timber Crest Farms, visitors have the opportunity to visit The Pour House, a brand new winery cooperative, where Optima Winery & Goldschmidt Vineyards share the same tasting space and are able to collectively showcase their wines.  The Pour House Amenities Wine Club Scenic Views Indoor Seating Picnic Area Pet…

Explore Kokomo Wines in Dry Creek Valley

Perched on the east side of  Dry Creek Valley within Sonoma County, Kokomo Wines represents a partnership between Erik Miller and Randy Peters. A true balance exists as Erik oversees the winemaking responsibilities and Randy handles the grape growing and vineyard management parts of the business. Kokomo Wines Amenities Wine Club Scenic Views Indoor Seating…

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 – Top Sonoma Winery To Visit For World-Class 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…

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,…

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…