Category: Guest Bloggers

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Reflections Beyond the Road – Bill Frick

Winter Morning Reflections in Dry Creek Valley Written by Bill Frick of Frick Winery White frost blankets the vineyards. Plumes of smoke rise from the neighbor’s chimney. Winter is the reset button for a new vintage growing season. It is...

/ January 17, 2017

Hot Grills, Cool Pairings: Wine That Complements Grill Flavors

By Whitney Butler   Modern grill masters have pushed grilling beyond the threshold of mere hamburgers and hot dogs to a creative space that encourages all things nontraditional. It would be prudent to pair beverages accordingly—if only for experimental reasons—and...

/ July 1, 2015

Sonoma County INNsider Tip of the Day – Hotel Healdsburg

When you decide to travel in Wine Country it is always helpful to have a few tips, especially from local Innkeepers.  We’ve got a line up of Hotel Owners and Concierges here to give us some elite tips.  Find out how a...

/ April 6, 2015
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Springtime Cellar Stories by Russian River Vineyards

This week, James Reddick from Russian River Vineyards & Cork Restaurant & Farm gives us the 411 on Cellars in the Springtime. Find out if it is all just throwing back glasses of wine or if it requires a bit...

/ April 6, 2015

What’s happenin’ in the Cellar, Mueller Winery?

Let’s welcome Lori Mueller to our member contribution blog!  Lori is proprietor of Mueller Winery and has the inside scoop of what’s happening in the cellar during Spring. It looks like it’s a lot more work than just stomping grapes...

/ April 6, 2015

What’s Happening in the Vineyard: Spring Edition

We are all dying to know what’s new with the vineyards each season and we’eve invited some of our member wineries to clue us in.  This Spring, Bill Frick from Frick Winery has graced us with his 2015 vineyard update. So,...

/ April 6, 2015

Getting Crabby in Sonoma County

It’s that time of year again! CRAB SEASON!!! Well technically it began November 15, 2014 but there is still Dungeness crab galore throughout Sonoma County. 17,085,545. That’s a pretty large number right? That number represents the pounds of Dungeness crab...

/ January 23, 2015

Demystifying By Appointment Tastings by Rebecca Germolus

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...

/ July 14, 2014
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5 Lodging Tips from Wine Road Innkeepers

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...

/ July 14, 2014

Summer in the Vineyards by Ron Berglund

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...

/ July 14, 2014