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 HALL St. Helena

One winery I can’t stop talking about is HALL St. Helena. Unveiled late last year, the “reimagined” winery and Visitor’s Center combines … Read More...

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...

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A visit to Palmaz Vineyards, Napa Valley

As I drove up to Palmaz Vineyards, I was pretty excited. The winery is located in Mt. George, east of the city of Napa, just north of … 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 Iron Horse Vineyards

I really didn’t know if I’d come to the right place. Driving up the windy, unsealed road was making me a bit nervous. Putting my faith in my … 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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