Winery of the Week

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A visit to Jordan Winery

Jordan Winery offers two distinctly different tours and both are fabulous - it all depends on how much time you have. Even though the winery is located in the Alexander Valley, the estate does well at showcasing the best of what the county has to offer; from the wines, to the local, organic produce, not to mention the 360-degree views of three … [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

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Best wineries in the Napa Valley for architecture and design lovers

One important thing to remember when visiting the Napa Valley is that it’s not just about the wine. All of the wineries have premium quality … Read More...

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Best Napa Valley wineries for Bordeaux wine lovers

There's no need to travel all the way to Bordeaux when you can have some fabulous Bordeaux-style blends Stateside. Napa Valley is certainly … Read More...

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A visit to Antica Napa Valley

After 600 years of making wine in Italy, the Antinori family expanded their Tuscan empire to Napa Valley in order to produce an Antinori … Read More...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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A visit to J Vineyards & Winery, Sonoma

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 Chalk Hill Estate

A bottle of Chalk Hill always brings back special memories for my boyfriend and I. On one of our first dates he brought a bottle of (no … Read More...

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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...

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