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 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 Domaine Chandon, Napa Valley

When in Yountville, Domaine Chandon is a must see.  With legendary French parents (Moët-Hennessy), Chandon was the first investment by a … Read More...

Darioush Winery Napa Valley

A visit to Darioush, Napa Valley

One of the starring attractions on Napa’s Silverado Trail, is Darioush. I knew I was in for something different as I pulled into the … 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 Iron Horse Vineyards

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 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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