A tree-lined path in Sebastopol's Ragle Ranch Park
Find Your Perfect Day Perfect Winter Day – Marcy Gordon

Editor’s Note: Marcy Gordon is co-host of the Wine Road Podcast: The Wine When & Where of Sonoma County. When I’m not reading, researching, or recording for the podcast, I like to seek out quiet places along the Wine Road. Winter in Northern Sonoma is ideal for those looking to hang out in a cozy […]

Marcy Gordon / Jul 10, 2019
Panoramic view of Lake Ralphine in Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, CA
Find Your Perfect Day 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 I love Dierks’s Parkside Café.  It’s only open for breakfast and lunch and our […]

Marcy Gordon / Aug 1, 2019
Armstrong Woods
Find Your Perfect Day Perfect Day – Oscar Barron

Oscar Barron is a frequent visitor to Wine Country and a big fan of the Wine Road Podcast. He finds ideas of what to do from the podcast. “Every time I listen to the show I find myself reminiscing about my previous visits,” says Oscar. When we asked podcast listeners to tell us about their […]

Marcy Gordon / Aug 8, 2019
Panoramic image of Bodega Head, CA shoreline.
Find Your Perfect Day Perfect Day – Beth Costa

Beth Costa, Executive Director of the Wine Road knows how to make the most of her free time. Her idea of a Perfect Day is filled with the best of Northern Sonoma County, both indoors and out.   I live in Cloverdale, and my first stop to start any Perfect Day is Plank Coffee. I love […]

Marcy Gordon / Aug 14, 2019
bottles with trees in background
Varietal of the Month 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 Gewürztraminer is a delicious place to start. Gewürztraminer is a medium body, dry white wine […]

Marcy Gordon / Sep 3, 2019
petite sirah bottles on a glass table with wth a green rug in the background
Varietal of the Month 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 — its parents are Peloursin and Syrah.

Marcy Gordon / Sep 28, 2019
bottles of Roussanne on a countertop with glasses in front of each bottle
Varietal of the Month 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– perhaps you should give Roussanne a chance. Hailing from the Rhône wine region in France, […]

Marcy Gordon / Oct 24, 2019
The downtown Healdsburg, California park-like plaza
Find Your Perfect Day 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 poached eggs, artichoke bottoms, creamed spinach, and Hollandaise sauce.  If I have room, I enjoy […]

Marcy Gordon / Nov 2, 2019
The lake at Spring Lake Park from a distance.
Find Your Perfect Day 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 the workweek for my job. I’m fortunate to have a family member in Santa Rosa, and […]

Marcy Gordon / Nov 20, 2019
Bottles of Bubbly in the fall leaves
Varietal of the Month 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 celebrations, they are also a fine choice for everyday meals and pair exceptionally well with […]

Marcy Gordon / Dec 4, 2019
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