Hot air balloon landing, surrounded by vineyards.

Sharing Your Perfect Day

We all dream of a perfect day. Taking time off, away from the routine of our daily lives. Doing exactly what we love to do. Planning that day can be challenging if you are going to a new area or...

/ October 1, 2019
petite sirah bottles on a glass tabel wtha green rug in the background

Petite Sirah: Varietal of the Month

While Petite Sirah might sound like a diminutive version of Syrah, it’s a distinct variety also known as Petite Syrah or Durif, named for the French botanist Dr. François Durif. Petite Sirah is not a hybrid but true Vitis Vinifera...

/ September 28, 2019
bottles with trees in background

Gewürztraminer: Varietal of the Month

Are you stuck in a white wine rut? Do you stick to the tried and true Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, with perhaps a Riesling here and there? If so, it’s time to expand your white wine horizons and...

/ September 3, 2019
Wine Road glass with food.

Celebrating Wine and Food

Celebrating with wine and food is an ancient tradition. Over 20 years ago, the Wine Road created a marvelous two-day tasting event called Wine & Food Affair. This event is held the first full weekend in November, and focuses on...

/ September 3, 2019
Friends toasting with glassed filled with red wine

What Am I Tasting?

We love wine—how it tastes, how it smells, how it enhances a meal—yet we sometimes struggle with the question, What am I tasting? After a tasting weekend along the Wine Road, your work colleague asks you to describe your favorite...

/ July 30, 2019

Get Your Summer Grilling On

Every year I have great intentions of trying out new recipes during the summer grilling season. But my reality doesn’t always match my intentions. This year, I decided to do a little research early on, and found so many delicious...

/ July 2, 2019
Summer vineyard vista along Sonoma County's Wine Road

Best Trip Planning Resources

Scouring the internet for the best trip planning resources can be time-consuming and not always productive. Sonoma County offers so many wonderful options for visitor and locals alike, and we are fortunate to have a lot of superb online tools...

/ June 4, 2019

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Charming Gardens

Taking Mom out to view the charming gardens along the Wine Road is a wonderful way to help her celebrate Mother’s Day. And, while you visit the winery gardens, you can pop into the tasting room for some happy sipping...

/ April 30, 2019
Discover Gardens & Caves is just one of the many new experiences along the Wine Road.

The Perfect Online Tool to Plan Your Wine Country Adventures

The Wine Road launched a new website in February, transforming a great online tool for planning your wine tourism day or vacation into a spectacular one. The best features from the previous website are still there, but now there are...

/ April 2, 2019
The beautiful yellow and orange flowers provide a decorative element to the beneficial cover crop.

Seasons in the Vineyard: Cover Crops

Much of the beauty of springtime vineyards comes from cover crops, and the beauty runs deeper than meets the eye. Cover crops play an important role in sustainable farming and supporting a healthy ecosystem in the vineyard. What are Cover...

/ March 5, 2019