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.

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
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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
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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
A tree-lined path in Sebastopol's Ragle Ranch Park

Perfect Winter Day – Marcy Gordon

Editor’s Note: Marcy Gordon is co-host of the Wine Road Podcast: The Wine When & Where of Sonoma County. When I’m not reading, researching, or recording for the podcast, I like to seek out quiet places along the Wine Road....

/ July 10, 2019