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 Round Pond Estate

As I drove down the long driveway studded with palm trees I knew I was in for something special.  It started the moment I arrived, as the … Read More...

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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...

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A visit to Opus One Winery

A winery I’ve long wanted to visit is Opus One.  Elegant and iconic, the low-lying, pyramid-like structure on Napa’s Highway 29 is a beacon … Read More...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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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...

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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 Seghesio Family Vineyards

Brimming with history, a visit to Seghesio gives you a sense of appreciation for what Italian immigrants brought to this part of Northern … Read More...

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