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 Sterling Vineyards, Napa Valley

When I visited Sterling, I knew getting there would be half the fun.  Sterling Vineyards has an aerial tramway that takes visitors up to the … Read More...

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A visit to Quixote Winery, Napa Valley

Playful, quirky and artsy, Quixote Winery on the Silverado Trail, caught my attention a few years ago with its clever, yet unusual design.  … Read More...

Castello di Amorosa

A visit to Castello di Amorosa, Napa Valley

Visiting Castello di Amorosa (Castle of Love) last month made me wonder why I waited so long.  Built with such authenticity and attention to … Read More...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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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 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...

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...

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