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.

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
Redwood Empire Food Bank semi-truck with four people standing below the side of the truck.

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
Car Hop Wine Shop web page

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
Sign for #SIPSonoma Wine Road

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
Sonoma County Vineyard with sustainable signs and summer flowers.

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
Fog rolling in on a summer vineyard scene.

Sonoma County Selected Wine Region of the Year

The Wine Enthusiast announced its annual Wine Star Award Winners, and Sonoma County won the big one—Wine Region of the Year. Why Sonoma County? Wine Enthusiast writer Virginie Boone said it best in her description of the region, “Sonoma County...

/ December 3, 2019
Fall vineyard view along the Wine Road

How Can I Help? Deliberate Tourism

“How can I help?” is a question wineries along the Wine Road are hearing from wine lovers concerned about the recent wildfire that burned though parts of Sonoma County. How can you help?—deliberate tourism. Deliberate Tourism Works Deliberate tourism is...

/ November 5, 2019
Hot air balloon landing, surrounded by vineyards.

Sharing Your Perfect Day

We all dream of a perfect day. Taking time off, away from the routine of our daily lives. Doing exactly what we love to do. Planning that day can be challenging if you are going to a new area or...

/ October 1, 2019