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

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A visit to Long Meadow Ranch Winery

You can’t miss Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead while driving through St Helena.  The bustling Farmstead Restaurant and historic … Read More...

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A visit to Franciscan Estate

Most people have never tasted 100% of the same varietal.  It might sound strange but despite the label, MOST wines are really blends.  Take … Read More...

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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Sonoma County Reviews

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A visit to Ravenswood Winery

Tucked into foothills of Mayacamas Mountains, on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma, Ravenswood is an understated winery (compared to a few … Read More...

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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...

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A visit to Dry Creek Vineyard

Affectionately known as the “old dog on the block”, Dry Creek Vineyard should naturally be on your list of wineries to visit in Dry Creek … Read More...

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