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.

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
Wine Road glass with food.

Celebrating Wine and Food

Celebrating with wine and food is an ancient tradition. Over 20 years ago, the Wine Road created a marvelous two-day tasting event called Wine & Food Affair. This event is held the first full weekend in November, and focuses on...

/ September 3, 2019
Friends toasting with glassed filled with red wine

What Am I Tasting?

We love wine—how it tastes, how it smells, how it enhances a meal—yet we sometimes struggle with the question, What am I tasting? After a tasting weekend along the Wine Road, your work colleague asks you to describe your favorite...

/ July 30, 2019
A kettle barbecue grill filled with kebabs of meat and veggies, plus corn on the cob

Get Your Summer Grilling On

Every year I have great intentions of trying out new recipes during the summer grilling season. But my reality doesn’t always match my intentions. This year, I decided to do a little research early on, and found so many delicious...

/ July 2, 2019
Summer vineyard vista along Sonoma County's Wine Road

Best Trip Planning Resources

Scouring the internet for the best trip planning resources can be time-consuming and not always productive. Sonoma County offers so many wonderful options for visitor and locals alike, and we are fortunate to have a lot of superb online tools...

/ June 4, 2019
A waterfall and pond amid the gardens at Ferrari Carano Winery.

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Charming Gardens

Taking Mom out to view the charming gardens along the Wine Road is a wonderful way to help her celebrate Mother’s Day. And, while you visit the winery gardens, you can pop into the tasting room for some happy sipping...

/ April 30, 2019
Discover Gardens & Caves is just one of the many new experiences along the Wine Road.

The Perfect Online Tool to Plan Your Wine Country Adventures

The Wine Road launched a new website in February, transforming a great online tool for planning your wine tourism day or vacation into a spectacular one. The best features from the previous website are still there, but now there are...

/ April 2, 2019