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 Antica Napa Valley

After 600 years of making wine in Italy, the Antinori family expanded their Tuscan empire to Napa Valley in order to produce an Antinori … Read More...

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A visit to Beaulieu Vineyards

You may well recognize Beaulieu Vineyards, or BV.  With a wide distribution, well-known brand name, and prominent position on Napa Valley’s … Read More...

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A visit to Peju Winery

Peju has always been one of my favorite wineries to visit when in Napa.  With its iconic 50-foot tower and prime position on Highway 29, … Read More...

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Sonoma County Reviews

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A visit to Ravenswood Winery

Tucked into foothills of Mayacamas Mountains, on the outskirts of the town of Sonoma, Ravenswood is an understated winery (compared to a few … Read More...

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A visit to Simi Winery

A historic winery, definitely worth visiting for this reason is Simi Winery in Healdsburg.  This is one of the best value tours you’ll do. … 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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