Winery of the Week

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A visit to Jordan Winery

Jordan Winery offers two distinctly different tours and both are fabulous - it all depends on how much time you have. Even though the winery is located in the Alexander Valley, the estate does well at showcasing the best of what the county has to offer; from the wines, to the local, organic produce, not to mention the 360-degree views of three … [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 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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A visit to Franciscan Estate

Most people have never tasted 100% of the same varietal.  It might sound strange but despite the label, MOST wines are really blends.  Take … Read More...

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A visit to Artesa Vineyards & Winery

From its unique building design, to its spectacular 360-degree views, extensive pairings and excellent wines, Artesa Vineyards & Winery … 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 Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma

I really didn’t know if I’d come to the right place. Driving up the windy, unsealed road was making me a bit nervous. Putting my faith in my … 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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