Winery of the Week

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A visit to Goldeneye Winery

One winery that is absolutely worth the trip out to the Anderson Valley is Goldeneye. I have been twice, and both times we did the regular tasting - a ‘must do’ for serious Pinot Noir lovers. After a quick sip of Pinot Gris, we were led outside to a fabulous seating area overlooking the vineyard. They brought out a tasting flight of six … [Read More...]

Destination of the Week

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Guide to Healdsburg & Dry Creek Valley

I’m lucky enough to call Healdsburg home, and after half a year as a resident I’m finally ready to create this guide to share my recommendations. Healdsburg is such a great place to base yourself as it is smack bang in the middle of an intersection of four major appellations; Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River and Chalk Hill. There are about 150 wineries between them, not to … [Read More...]

Napa Valley Reviews

CADE Estate Winery

A visit to CADE Estate Winery, Napa Valley

Sleek and modern, CADE Estate Winery on Napa’s Howell Mountain may be off the beaten path for most, but for the true wine enthusiasts out … Read More...

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A visit to Sterling Vineyards, Napa Valley

When I visited Sterling, I knew getting there would be half the fun.  Sterling Vineyards has an aerial tramway that takes visitors up to the … Read More...

Darioush Winery Napa Valley

A visit to Darioush, Napa Valley

One of the starring attractions on Napa’s Silverado Trail, is Darioush. I knew I was in for something different as I pulled into the … Read More...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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A visit to Kachina Vineyards

Kachina Vineyards in Dry Creek Valley is one of those hidden gems you’ll stumble upon, but usually only because someone told you about it.  … Read More...

J Vineyards Sonoma

A visit to J Vineyards & Winery

I received a warm welcome at J Vineyards. Michael, one of J’s wine educators couldn’t have been more accommodating and it turned out to be … Read More...

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A visit to Copain Wines

Since discovering Copain’s Tous Ensemble Pinot Noir at a restaurant one night, it has become one of my go-to wines. Living so close to the … Read More...

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