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Grenache bottles on a fence with flowers in the background

Grenache: Varietal of the Month

Grenache or Granacha as it’s known in Spain, is a medium bodied red wine with moderate acidity, and bright red fruit and strawberry flavors. The tannin structure can range from light and smooth to more pronounced and firm depending on...

/ March 24, 2020
Bottles of Barbera wine sitting next to pink flowers

Barbera: Varietal of the Month

Barbera, a variety native to Italy, can vary in flavor depending on where it’s grown; be it warm or cool climate, and how it is produced. Wines from cool climes tend to display brighter tart red fruits and warmer climes...

/ January 28, 2020

WINE ROAD HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017

  Looking for a thoughtful gift for a special someone or even yourself? The Wine Road members listed here have a wide range of holiday only offers, including beautiful gift sets, great shipping rates, and exclusive lodging deals. Shop online...

/ December 6, 2017

Orange Wine Along the Wine Road

Orange Wine – Taste Tested and Wine Road approved Written by Marcy Gordon   Knock, knock! Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange Wine! Orange you glad to see me?   Orange Wine isn’t new, but it’s suddenly trendy. Orange wine,...

/ October 31, 2017

Reflections Beyond the Road – Phyllis Zouzounis

“Picture yourself on a boat on a river with Zinfandel trees and Pinot Noir skies…” Phyllis Zouzounis – Deux Amis and Zouzounis Wines (As told to Marcy Gordon) I grew up in San Francisco during the heyday of the counter-culture...

/ August 1, 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 – Renae Perry

What do you want to be when you grow up? By Renae Perry – Co-Owner of Papapietro Perry Winery I never dreamed I would be running a winery one day, but I did dream of helping people. Wine is such...

/ March 28, 2017
Explore the Wine Road

Explore Wine Road

Explore Wine Road is exactly as it sounds. A day to explore all the Wine Road has to offer. The wineries, lodgings, and countryside along the Wine Road are postcard perfect. Folks come from all over to explore, drink in...

/ April 12, 2016

Wine Road’s 40th Anniversary Celebration: A Ruby Affair

What better way to acknowledge the Wine Road’s 40th anniversary than to celebrate at the Ruby Affair with dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction, and of course, plenty of exquisite wines. On Saturday, May 14th, at the beautifully restored...

/ March 8, 2016