Category: Wine Tasting

Bottles of Bubbly in the fall leaves

Sparkling Wine: Varietal of the Month

Nothing makes an occasion more festive than Sparkling Wine. The pop of the cork, the rise of tiny bubbles and the gentle whoosh of foam in the glass—it’s romantic and special. But sparkling wines are not just for holidays and...

/ December 4, 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
Perfect sunset along Sonoma County's coast.

Embrace Vacation!

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to embrace vacation! Although taking a summer vacation should be natural, the U.S. workforce is increasingly leaving vacation days on the books, lots of days. Even though we earn our vacation...

/ July 3, 2018

Paws 4 Wine

Paws 4 Wine may invoke visions of pooches sipping Pinot, or you taking time to cuddle with furry family members while enjoying your favorite Rosé. Those are appealing possibilities, but neither describes this only-along-the-Wine-Road event. On Saturday, June 23, the...

/ June 5, 2018

Get Outside – Experience Sonoma County Along the Wine Road

Along the Wine Road we are excited to get back outside and in the vineyards. We love to get our boots dirty and fill our lungs with fresh air. Here are some of the ways you can get in the...

/ May 3, 2018

Rhône Wines Available Here – Part 1

Rhône wine varietals and blends have always been a favorite, so when more of these fruit-forward, food-friendly wines started being more readily available along the Wine Road, I was thrilled.   What Are Rhône Wines? Rhône wines are made from...

/ April 11, 2018

Why Buy Wine Futures?

Barrel Tasting along the Wine Road (March 2-4 & 9-11, 2018) offers wine lovers the opportunity to buy wine futures. Why bother to buy wine futures? So glad you asked. Background of Barrel Tasting & Wine Futures The Wine Road’s...

/ February 27, 2018

Ultimate Winter Wine Break

The January blues can be averted with a journey to Winter WINEland, the ultimate winter wine break. Winter Wine Break The Wine Road’s Winter WINEland is held January 13-14, 2018, which is also a three-day weekend. Take Friday off and...

/ December 18, 2017
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Wine Flies Free From Sonoma County

If you fly out of the Sonoma County Airport (STS), up to one case of wine flies free if you travel on Alaska Airlines. That is a screaming deal, folks. Wine Flies Free Here is how it works: Book a...

/ November 28, 2017
View into the Siduri Warehouse Winery from the tasting bar.

Urban Warehouse Wineries

In the past years, the number of urban warehouse wineries has grown exponentially. As the cost of countryside property and vineyard land has increased, determined winemakers have found a cost effective solution—renting warehouse space and converting it into a winery....

/ August 9, 2017