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For decades, North of the Golden Gate Bridge was unexplored territory.  The fertile lands of agriculture that spread across the valleys and its beauty was shared among those who lived there and kept secret from those beyond. Although Sonoma County

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fog crest grapes

Wine Road would like to welcome Fog Crest Vineyards to the family! Our newest member sits atop a valley of vineyards on Occidental Road, neighbors to Hanna, Merry Edwards, and Balletto.  The tasting room has a lingering ‘new’ smell because, well,

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Selby cellars

I am often asked what do you do in the winery during the summer. It must be an easy time just waiting for harvest. Nothing could be further from the truth. Summer is an incredibly hectic time. On one hand

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vineyards

Some wineries along the Wine Road require an appointment to taste. It is worthwhile to plan your tasting adventure and discover these hidden gems. Worth The Extra Step Here are some benefits of scheduling by appointment tastings:   Intimate— Often

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cheers to lodging tips

Here’s a few TIPS when traveling the Wine Road this summer 1. My best advice is to not overbook your days.  Remember you’re on vacation and you don’t want to spend your days driving from one appointment to another.  Leave

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Summer in the vineyards appears to be a quiet time with very little happening. Nothing could be further from the truth! It is the time when grapes are turning from their vegetative cycle to their ripening cycle. The rapid shoot

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The Flavor of Flowers

Each varietal of wine has it’s own unique descriptors whether it’s red, white or rose. The winemaker doesn’t literally put “soy sauce” in the wine, but the aromatics sometimes smell familiar.  New wine releases are updated on Wine Road. Can

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In my younger years I had the crazy idea to run a marathon.  This is a torturous activity of 4+ hours (depending on your skill/endurance level) that releases endorphins that tickle your every sensation and gives you such a sense

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Crispy cold chardonnay with warm savory pizza from the oven

Emerald from Paradise Ridge Winery called the other day and asked me to come up to the winery to experience their pizza and pinot concept.  While she was talking I only heard two words:  Rosso and Pinot.  She had me at

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Korbel Monterey Wine Festival

Wine Road went to Monterey for the Wine Festival and blew everyone away! Being asked to represent Wine Road in Monterey was a huge honor and opportunity for me to show my work ethic outside the office (a huge honor

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