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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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

Multi-generational Family Wineries – Part 2

Last month’s blog began this series on multi-generational 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
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Multigenerational Family Wineries – Part 1

Once common, multigenerational family wineries are a dwindling breed. But, along the Wine Road you can still find dozens multigenerational family wineries. So many in fact, it will take us awhile to explore them all. Almost A Century Old We’ll...

/ August 4, 2020
Four people toasting with wine glasses on the patio of Robert Young Estate Winery.

Enjoy Wine Tasting Again

Ready to venture out and enjoy wine tasting again? Please keep reading. They’re Open By the end of May, a few wineries had reopened their doors for tasters. Others needed more time to retool their tasting venues to accommodate social...

/ June 29, 2020
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Giving Back During Tough Times

Even with their tasting rooms shuttered, wineries along the Wine Road found ways of giving back during tough times—tough for them and those around them. Wine Purchases Translate to Needed Donations Even before the shelter in place order, winery tasting...

/ June 2, 2020
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Reconnect to Wine Country

Ready to reconnect to Wine Country? Is your wine supply a bit depleted after weeks of sheltering in place, aka SIP? I’ve found my wine cellar is missing many of my favorites after the holidays, and now weeks of SIPping...

/ May 5, 2020
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SIP Sonoma — Options Abound

As you shelter in place, you can still SIP Sonoma!

/ March 31, 2020
ACORN Winery owners Bill & Betsy Nachbaur stop by to say hello at a family of picnickers visiting their winery.

Family Friendly Wine Tasting Adventures

When parents with young kids and dogs search for family friendly wine tasting adventures, they can come up short. To lend a hand with the search, here are some of the family friendly wine tasting locations along the Wine Road,...

/ March 2, 2020
Winemaker removing wine from a barrel with a wine thief during Barrel Tasting.

Creating the Ultimate Barrel Tasting Experience

The annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting is just days away, and attendees always seek the ultimate Barrel Tasting experience. Here are some tips to help you create that ultimate Barrel Tasting experience. Let’s Start with Some Details The focus is...

/ February 5, 2020
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Going Green Sustained

Over 10 years ago, the Wine Road began taking steps for going green. Today the organization and its members continue to make strides in reducing their environmental footprint, including sustainable farming practices. Less Plastic Staying hydrated is key to enjoying...

/ December 30, 2019