All posts by Rebecca Germolus

Rebecca Germolus, co-owner of Maximum Value Marketing, loves Sonoma County and playing along the Wine Road. Rebecca daily immerses herself in wine country by providing cost-effective marketing and writing solutions to wineries and restaurants.

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The Magic of Autumn

Warm sunny days and crisp cool evenings signal the waning of summer and the magic of autumn arriving. October along the Wine Road means stunning colors in the vineyards, a few less people as summer vacations come to an end,...

/ October 3, 2022
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Autumn = Wine & Food Affair

Autumn is just around the corner, and so is one of the Wine Road’s premier tasting events—Wine & Food Affair on November 5th & 6th. Picture yourself meandering along vineyard-lined roads with the autumn sun illuminating the vines bursting with...

/ September 1, 2022
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In Pursuit of the Perfect Recipe (and Pairing)

My husband and I love to cook, and are always scouting for new recipes, especially those that pair well with wine. But websites that don’t bombard you with pop-up ads and other annoyances are increasingly hard to find. However, I...

/ August 1, 2022
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Multigenerational Family Wineries – Part 4

When I started to explore the backgrounds of two more multigenerational family wineries along the Wine Road, I didn’t expect them to have much in common. Yet, the more I dug into their family histories, the more I realized the...

/ June 30, 2022
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Wine Road Insider—Best Club Ever!

Everyone loves to know the insider scoop, be a part of the insider crowd, and get in on the insider deals. Being a wine club member gives you the inside track to wineries, but you can only realistically belong to...

/ June 2, 2022
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Multigenerational Family Wineries – Part 3: Deep Roots

It’s time to explore more of the many multigenerational family wineries along the Wine Road. This time we’re looking at two wineries whose farming roots go back over a century.

/ May 2, 2022
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Wine Road Events 2.0

So what does Events 2.0 mean? The Wine Road made some changes to ensure it holds safe, socially distanced wine tasting events. We loved the Wine Road events of past years, and wondered if these changes had taken away some...

/ January 31, 2022
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Top Reasons for a Winter Trip to Wine Country

A winter trip to Wine Country is the perfect cure for those post-holiday blues, and here are the top reasons you should plan your visit today! Far From the Maddening Crowd Tired of mobbed venues and too many people to...

/ January 11, 2022
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Virtual Wine & Food Affair 2020

The Wine Road just announced it is hosting a virtual Wine & Food Affair this year. What does this virtual event look like, how can you participate, and why is it so important that you do? Virtual Wine Tasting When...

/ October 6, 2020

Multigenerational Family Wineries – Part 2

Last month’s blog began this series on multigenerational family wineries along the Wine Road. We’ve had great feedback from so many folks who’ve enjoyed learning about the rich histories of these family owned and operated businesses. Time now to explore...

/ September 1, 2020