Category: Winemakers

Reflections Beyond the Road – John Pepe

You Sold Fireworks?! Your were a Pyro?! John Pepe – Winemaker at Pech Merle Winery Seems like every kid loves fireworks. Especially the ones you can light yourself – firecrackers, bottle rockets and cherry bombs. Every mom hates them because...

/ May 23, 2017

Winemakers’ Favorites

When you visit the Wine Road, do you ever wonder what are some of the winemakers’ favorite haunts? Where do they like to eat, listen to music, watch the sunset, or take out of town guests? You’re about to find...

/ May 16, 2017

Reflections Beyond the Road – Michael Westrick

What do ice skating, cooking, world traveling & teaching have in common?  Michael Westrick Winemaker at Notre Vue Estate Winery How many winemakers do you know that have ice-skated in Canada, four states in the US, Turkey, Denmark and Thailand?...

/ May 9, 2017

Reflections Beyond the Road – Bill Nachbaur

Lawyer takes path back to his roots in Sonoma County. Bill Nachbaur Co-Owner ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards My road to the Wine Road brought me back to my roots — back to 1868, when great-great grandparents on both sides of the family settled...

/ April 25, 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
Barrel Tasting time along the Wine Road

Time to Buy Wine Futures

Barrel Tasting is the perfect time to buy wine futures along the Wine Road. Are you ready? If you want to make the most out of barrel tasting, have a game plan of where you want to go, how and...

/ February 21, 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...

/ 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
Barrel Tasting 2016

Breakfast with the Winemakers & Barrel Tasting

During the upcoming Barrel Tasting weekends, the Wine Road is offering four options for you to have breakfast with local winemakers. And, a filling breakfast before wine tasting is always a great idea. The four options listed below include a...

/ February 23, 2016

Colagrossi Brings Wine Tasting to Wine Road

There’s never a dull day here at the Wine Road. Sometimes that means dealing with mishaps and disasters, but every once and a while we will be surprised in a way that brings smiles to all of our faces. Today...

/ October 20, 2014