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.

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
petite sirah bottles on a glass table with wth a green rug in the background

Petite Sirah: Varietal of the Month

While Petite Sirah might sound like a diminutive version of Syrah, it’s a distinct variety also known as Petite Syrah or Durif, named for the French botanist Dr. François Durif. Petite Sirah is not a hybrid but true Vitis Vinifera...

/ September 28, 2019
bottles with trees in background

Gewürztraminer: Varietal of the Month

Are you stuck in a white wine rut? Do you stick to the tried and true Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, with perhaps a Riesling here and there? If so, it’s time to expand your white wine horizons and...

/ September 3, 2019
Panoramic image of Bodega Head, CA shoreline.

Perfect Day – Beth Costa

Beth Costa, Executive Director of the Wine Road and knows how to makes the most of her free time. Her idea of a Perfect Day is filled with the best of Northern Sonoma County, both indoors and out. I live...

/ August 14, 2019
Armstrong Woods

Perfect Day – Oscar Barron

Oscar Barron is a frequent visitor to Wine Country and a big fan of the Wine Road Podcast. He finds ideas of what to do from the podcast. “Every time I listen to the show I find myself reminiscing about...

/ August 7, 2019
Panoramic view of Lake Ralphine in Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, CA

Perfect Day – Brad Calkins

Brad Calkins, the Executive Director of Visit Santa Rosa, is in-the-know when it comes to where to go and what to do in Santa Rosa and Northern Sonoma County. Here are his suggestions for the Perfect Day. My wife and...

/ July 31, 2019