Malbecs lined up on a counter

Malbec: Varietal of the Month

When we think of Malbec the first thing that may come to mind is Argentina. But the variety actually originated in the Cahors region of France and is one of the building blocks of Boudreaux blends. But Malbec from the...

/ December 30, 2019
Bottles of Bubbly in the fall leaves

Sparkling Wine: Varietal of the Month

Nothing makes an occasion more festive than Sparkling Wine. The pop of the cork, the rise of tiny bubbles and the gentle whoosh of foam in the glass—it’s romantic and special. But sparkling wines are not just for holidays and...

/ December 4, 2019
Russian River Valley fall vineyard photo, Sonoma County, CA

Perfect Day — Marta Hayden

Local Santa Rosa resident Marta Hayden shares her Perfect Day with Wine Road. Read all about her favorite spots along with some excellent insider tips to make the most of your day. A perfect day in Sebastopol would be going...

/ December 4, 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
The lake at Spring Lake Park from a distance.

Perfect Day — Nathan Germolus

A visit to Sonoma County means I’m well on my way to having a perfect day, for I have a few days off, can relax and do the things I enjoy. I live in northwestern Minnesota, and travel much of...

/ November 20, 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
The downtown Healdsburg, California park-like plaza

Perfect Day — Sean McMahan

Sean McMahan of Roadhouse Winery begins his “perfect day,” along the Wine Road, at Parish Café in Downtown Healdsburg. “One of my favorite things on their breakfast menu is the Eggs Sardou which is a Louisiana Creole cuisine dish made with...

/ November 1, 2019
bottles of Roussanne on a countertop with glasses in front of each bottle

Roussanne: Varietal of the Month

Most likely you are well acquainted with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, and perhaps Riesling and Viognier. But if you are looking to try a new white wine that is medium to full bodied, wonderfully aromatic and refreshingly acidic–...

/ October 24, 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
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