Best wineries to visit in winter

If you’re on the fence about visiting Napa and Sonoma during winter, I can assure you that this is actually a great time to visit.  Not only can you cozy up in front of the fire at many wineries, but you’ll avoid the crowds, get personalized attention and even save on hotels.  Napa and Sonoma […]

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 one of the day’s most inspiring visits. Located about 3 miles south of Healdsburg, in the Russian River Valley, J is a destination not only for sparkling wine lovers, but […]

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 GPS I ventured up the small hilly driveway and, sure enough, arrived at Iron Horse Vineyards. Located in Green Valley, part of Russian River Valley in Sonoma […]

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 their most popular experiences. With dishes that rival what you’ll find at any top restaurant, I quickly understood why people come here and why they continue to […]