Tag: wine tasting

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
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
bottles with trees in background

Gewürztraminer: Varietal of the Month

Are you stuck in a white wine rut? Do you stick to the tried and true Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, with perhaps a Riesling here and there? If so, it’s time to expand your white wine horizons and...

/ September 3, 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
Panoramic view of Lake Ralphine in Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, CA

Perfect Day – Brad Calkins

Brad Calkins, the Executive Director of Visit Santa Rosa, is in-the-know when it comes to where to go and what to do in Santa Rosa and Northern Sonoma County. Here are his suggestions for the Perfect Day. My wife and...

/ July 31, 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
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
Wine & Food Affair 2018 along the Wine Road

20th Annual Wine & Food Affair

The Wine Road’s 20th annual Wine & Food Affair satisfies our desire for delicious wines paired with savory bites, all compressed into two glorious autumn days along the Wine Road. This being the 20th annual, the wineries have outdone themselves...

/ October 2, 2018
Vineyard image with grapes just before harvest

Harvest Tasting Experiences & More

Wine Road harvest tasting experiences can include more than just sipping wine. With harvest upon us, wineries are offering an array of experiences. How about going behind the scenes on a cellar tour to see the action of harvest first...

/ September 4, 2018