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

Domaine Carneros, Napa Valley

A visit to Domaine Carneros

Probably one of Napa’s grandest and most regal wineries is Domaine Carneros.  Perched on a hilltop overlooking Carneros and Highway 121, … Read More...

Tasting Terrace at Round Pond

A visit to Round Pond Estate

As I drove down the long driveway studded with palm trees I knew I was in for something special.  It started the moment I arrived, as the … Read More...

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A visit to The Hess Collection Winery

If there is one winery that is worth venturing off the beaten path in Napa for it is The Hess Collection.  What seems like a long and windy … Read More...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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A visit to Sbragia Family Vineyards

The winery with the most stunning views of Dry Creek Valley has to be Sbragia Family Vineyards.   An easy 10 minutes drive from the … Read More...

Kunde Family Estate Winery

A visit to Kunde Family Estate, Sonoma

  It didn’t surprise me that Kunde’s main tasting room bar was crowded when I arrived. Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley on Sonoma … 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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