Tag: Sonoma County

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Merlot: Varietal of the Month

After years of being maligned due to the preferences of a grumpy character in the movie Sideways, Merlot is back. Again. Merlot never went away really, it’s just been patiently waiting for you to rediscover its many charms. Dark and...

/ September 29, 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
Panoramic view of Lake Sonoma in Northern California.

Perfect Day – Josie Gay

Healdsburg local Joise Gay knows where to go and what to do in Sonoma County and we are lucky to have her share her top selections for a Perfect Day in Wine Country. One of my favorite weekend brunch spots...

/ March 21, 2020
a panoramic view of the Links at Bodega Harbour

Perfect Day – Demian Reddy

Demian Reddy, PGA of Wine Country Golf Group, gives us his Perfect Day along the Wine Road. First up – Breakfast. Willow Wood Market Café in Graton is a favorite, Demian loves taking an early morning drive out to West...

/ March 21, 2020
fence lined path through the towering redwood trees at Armstrong Woods

Perfect Day – Harry H Wetzel, IV

Harry Wetzel, IV is Head of Operations and Family Partner with Alexander Valley Vineyards. These are his favorite spots for a A Perfect Day Out with the Family. First thing, we go to Parish Café in Healdsburg for breakfast and...

/ March 20, 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
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
Tracy Dutton's homemade pies.

Perfect Day – Tracy Dutton

Tracy Dutton of Dutton Estate Winery is a native Sebastopolian and a member of the Kozlowski family, famous for their pies. Tracy’s perfect day is spent with family in her home. “I love my family and my home and I...

/ June 13, 2019