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 Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa Valley

Beyond the tasting room and sculpture garden, what I found really unique and interesting at Cliff Lede was the rock and roll theme that … Read More...

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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 Judd’s Hill Winery, Napa Valley

I’ve never really thought deeply about percentages but I can tell you they take on a whole new meaning when you have the chance to blend … Read More...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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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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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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A visit to Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

I couldn’t help being wowed as soon as I arrived at Ferrari-Carano. What greeted me was a glamorous Italian mansion surrounded by festive … Read More...

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