All posts by Beth Costa

beautiful vineyard vista at sunset

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
Rainbow over ACORN Wineries Alegria Vineyards

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
Barrels and tanks at a cider facility

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
Dirk the dog walking through Pedroncelli Vineyards

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
Fire Storm Red label from Peterson Winery

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
Frost covered vineyards

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