Tag: winemaker

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 – 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

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

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
Winter WINELand 2016

Winter WINELand 2016 = Winter Fun and Savings

Winter WINELand 2016 is all about shaking off the January blues, having some winter fun, and saving on wine, logo items, and even the cost of shipping. This 24th annual mid-January wine event (Jan. 16-17, 2016) is a great weekend...

/ December 22, 2015

Become a Part of the Blanchard Family: An Ode to Jene

Family is defined not by bloodline or genes, but of unconditional love and respect. Mark Blanchard and his brother, James, call their winery Blanchard Family Wines for just that reason. It isn’t a winery confined of two brothers, but of...

/ October 13, 2014