Best of Paso Robles: Syrah, Zin and more

Wow, why did it take me so long to plan a visit to Paso?  This area is ideal for those that love Rhone-style wines like Syrah, Grenache.  Another bonus, you’ll also taste many great Zinfandels.  We spent a long weekend here and it was well worth it! Restaurants:  We loved Bistro Laurent in Paso Robles.  On […]

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, […]

A visit to Dry Creek Vineyard

Affectionately known as the “old dog on the block”, Dry Creek Vineyard should naturally be on your list of wineries to visit in Dry Creek Valley.  With more than 40 years of history, this winery has made its mark in Sonoma County, both with Zinfandel and also for Sauvignon Blanc. One look at the bottle, […]

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 Sonoma County. Seghesio can speak to four generations of winemaking, starting with founder, Edoardo Seghesio who arrived here from Piedmont in the early 1880s.  For lovers of Italian blends, and Zinfandel, this […]

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 Healdsburg Plaza, this is the place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine, or bring a picnic and spend a few hours in the sun on their outdoor terrace. On […]

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 of its other siblings), with a cozy tasting room, nice patio overlooking the vineyard, and a small team.  Of course, knowing that the winery is owned by Constellation Brands, had set my […]