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...

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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 Spring Mountain Vineyard

Sweeping mountain top vineyards, impressive caves, exotic gardens, a historic mansion, and superb wines; after my visit to Spring Mountain … 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 St. Francis Winery, Sonoma

It’s not every day you can sit down to an elaborate seated 6-course wine & food pairing at a winery. But at St. Francis this is one of … Read More...

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A visit to J Vineyards & Winery

I received a warm welcome at J Vineyards. Michael, one of J’s wine educators couldn’t have been more accommodating and it turned out to be … Read More...

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