Category: Guest Bloggers

Check out our Neighbors – Something a little different than wine

Get on Board the Craft Beverage Barrel Bus Kick-off the second weekend of barrel tasting early a little differently ~ cider, beer & sprits oh my! On Thursday, March 9th get on board the Barrel Bus with Sonoma Cider, Bear...

/ March 8, 2017

Reflections Beyond the Road – Julie & Ed St. John

Rescued: Dogs! They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Written by Julie (Pedroncelli) St. John of Pedroncelli Winery   Dogs are known as loyal and true, great protectors, and they keep our health and mental well-being in balance with daily...

/ February 28, 2017

Reflections Beyond the Road – Fred Peterson

  Volunteer Firefighter — another facet of Fred Peterson Fred Peterson, owner of Peterson Winery and long-time local vineyard manager and grapegrower, shares some stories from his time as a volunteer firefighter/engineer. Fred’s stories are graphic, so please be prepared...

/ January 31, 2017

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

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