All posts by Marcy Gordon

Marcy Gordon is a freelance wine and travel writer. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Wine Enthusiast, San Francisco Chronicle, Sonoma Magazine, The California Travel Guide, and Forbes Travel Guide. In 2017 she was awarded a fellowship to the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers. She is the co-host of the award winning Wine Road Podcast.

a panoramic view of the Links at Bodega Harbour

Perfect Day – Demian Reddy

Demian Reddy, PGA of Wine Country Golf Group, gives us his Perfect Day along the Wine Road. First up – Breakfast. Willow Wood Market Café in Graton is a favorite, Demian loves taking an early morning drive out to West...

/ March 21, 2020
fence lined path through the towering redwood trees at Armstrong Woods

Perfect Day – Harry H Wetzel, IV

Harry Wetzel, IV is Head of Operations and Family Partner with Alexander Valley Vineyards. These are his favorite spots for a A Perfect Day Out with the Family. First thing, we go to Parish Café in Healdsburg for breakfast and...

/ March 20, 2020
Line of Sauvignon Blanc bottles on table

Sauvignon Blanc: Varietal of the Month

Widely planted around the world, Sauvignon Blanc has an array of styles from lean and bright, to juicy and plush. Sauvignon Blanc typically offers great aromatics and flavors that range from zesty citrus, to tart apple, to creamy peach and...

/ February 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
Malbecs lined up on a counter

Malbec: Varietal of the Month

When we think of Malbec the first thing that may come to mind is Argentina. But the variety actually originated in the Cahors region of France and is one of the building blocks of Boudreaux blends. But Malbec from the...

/ December 30, 2019
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
Russian River Valley fall vineyard photo, Sonoma County, CA

Perfect Day — Marta Hayden

Local Santa Rosa resident Marta Hayden shares her Perfect Day with Wine Road. Read all about her favorite spots along with some excellent insider tips to make the most of your day. A perfect day in Sebastopol would be going...

/ December 4, 2019
The lake at Spring Lake Park from a distance.

Perfect Day — Nathan Germolus

A visit to Sonoma County means I’m well on my way to having a perfect day, for I have a few days off, can relax and do the things I enjoy. I live in northwestern Minnesota, and travel much of...

/ November 20, 2019
The downtown Healdsburg, California park-like plaza

Perfect Day — Sean McMahan

Sean McMahan of Roadhouse Winery begins his “perfect day,” along the Wine Road, at Parish Café in Downtown Healdsburg. “One of my favorite things on their breakfast menu is the Eggs Sardou which is a Louisiana Creole cuisine dish made with...

/ November 1, 2019
bottles of Roussanne on a countertop with glasses in front of each bottle

Roussanne: Varietal of the Month

Most likely you are well acquainted with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, and perhaps Riesling and Viognier. But if you are looking to try a new white wine that is medium to full bodied, wonderfully aromatic and refreshingly acidic–...

/ October 24, 2019