Winery of the Week

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

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

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...

A visit to Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley

Best known for winning the Paris Tasting in 1976, and later for playing a starring role in the movie, “Bottle Shock”, Chateau Montelena is a … Read More...

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...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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...

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...

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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