Russian River Valley fall vineyard photo, Sonoma County, CA
Find Your Perfect Day 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 to Bohemian Creamery Open Friday through Monday, check website for hours.  Tours on Saturday and Sunday at […]

Marcy Gordon / Dec 4, 2019
Malbecs lined up on a counter
Varietal of the Month 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 Mendoza region of Argentina is where the grape developed it’s following and found it’s place […]

Marcy Gordon / Dec 30, 2019
Bottles of Barbera wine sitting next to pink flowers
Varietal of the Month Barbera: Varietal of the Month

Barbera, a variety native to Italy, can vary in flavor depending on where it’s grown; be it warm or cool climate, and how it is produced. Wines from cool climes tend to display brighter tart red fruits and warmer climes revel deeper dark berry fruit flavors. Typically Barbera is delightfully spicy with good acidity, and […]

Marcy Gordon / Jan 28, 2020
Line of Sauvignon Blanc bottles on table
Varietal of the Month Sauvignon Blanc: Varietal of the Month

Widely planted around the world, Sauvignon Blanc has an array of styles from lean and bright, to juicy and plush. Sauvignon Blanc typically offers great aromatics and flavors that range from zesty citrus, to tart apple, to creamy peach and lean nectarine. Best bets for paring are briny oysters, Thai food, crab cakes, and goat […]

Marcy Gordon / Feb 25, 2020
Find Your Perfect Day Perfect Day – Harry H Wetzel, IV

Harry Wetzel, IV is Head of Operations and Family Partner with Alexander Valley Vineyards. These are his favourite spots for A Perfect Day Out with the Family. First thing, we go to Parish Café in Healdsburg for breakfast and get the Houma Hash (the kids will inevitably get the Pan Perdue and Beignets).    After […]

Marcy Gordon / Mar 21, 2020
a panoramic view of the Links at Bodega Harbour
Find Your Perfect Day 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 favourite, Demian loves taking an early morning drive out to West County. Runner up is Costeaux’s, it’s within walking distance from Demian’s house.   His favourite […]

Marcy Gordon / Mar 21, 2020
Panoramic view of Lake Sonoma in Northern California.
Find Your Perfect Day 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 favourite weekend brunch spots is Healdsburg Bar & Grill. I love their fried chicken and waffles! It’s so […]

Marcy Gordon / Mar 21, 2020
Grenache bottles on a fence with flowers in the background
Varietal of the Month Grenache: Varietal of the Month

Grenache or Granacha as it’s known in Spain, is a medium bodied red wine with moderate acidity, and bright red fruit and strawberry flavors. The tannin structure can range from light and smooth to more pronounced and firm depending on the climate in which it is grown. Grenache is a wonderful and versatile varietal all […]

Marcy Gordon / Mar 24, 2020
Bottles of Rose wine lined up on a bench with a white lily in the background
Varietal of the Month Rosé: Wine of the Month

Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in springMy summer wine is really made from all these things Those are the opening lines to Nancy Sinatra’s song, Summer Wine written by Lee Hazlewood. And how apt the lyrics are in capturing the essence of Rosé. Fresh, bright, fruity and floral it’s the raison d’être for the […]

Marcy Gordon / Apr 14, 2020
Row of Sangiovese bottles on a barrel head with river rocks in the foreground
Varietal of the Month Sangiovese: Varietal of the Month

Summer is the season of the grill and a great red wine for pairing with things from the BBQ is Sangiovese. Originating in Italy, Sangiovese derives its name from the Latin  —Sanguis Jovis— meaning “the blood of Jove”. This medium-bodied dry red wine has a range of flavors that include red cherry, black plum, sun-dried […]

Marcy Gordon / Apr 14, 2020