Fall vineyard image along the Wine Road
Vineyards What Does That Mean? Defining Grape Growing Terms

Ever read a winery website, blog, wine fact sheet or social media post and think, “what does that mean?” This might be especially true when grape growing terms are used. Any industry’s terminology or jargon can be confusing, and may cause you to lose interest in what you are reading. The wine industry is equally […]

Rebecca Germolus / Aug 7, 2018
Perfect sunset along Sonoma County's coast.
Itineraries Embrace Vacation!

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to embrace vacation! Although taking a summer vacation should be natural, the U.S. workforce is increasingly leaving vacation days on the books, lots of days. Even though we earn our vacation time, we are finding it harder to unplug from the 24/7 work world. Did you […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jul 3, 2018
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Lodgings The List for Dog Visitors Along the Wine Road

WINERIES ACORN: is dog friendly…we have two dog dishes, and love to have dogs visit, with their humans. Dog Trekker has listed us a Dog Friendly, for years. In the summer, dogs seem to love cooling off on the concrete floor, in the tasting room, and the patio always has shade. We allow folks to let their dogs “run […]

Beth Costa / Jun 6, 2018
A young woman in a wheelchair with a Canine Companion yellow lab with their paws on her lap and faces next to each other. Large LOVE poster behind them.
Philanthropy Paws 4 Wine

Paws 4 Wine may invoke visions of pooches sipping Pinot, or you taking time to cuddle with furry family members while enjoying your favorite Rosé. Those are appealing possibilities, but neither describes this only-along-the-Wine-Road event. On Saturday, June 23, the Wine Road wineries are teaming up with Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) to raise awareness […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jun 5, 2018
A group of people waling down a country path surrounding by meadows and trees.
Wineries Get Outside – Experience Sonoma County Along the Wine Road

Along the Wine Road we are excited to get back outside and in the vineyards. We love to get our boots dirty and fill our lungs with fresh air. Here are some of the ways you can get in the vineyards or sit and relax outside with fantastic wines. Cheers to spring in Sonoma County! […]

Beth Costa / May 3, 2018
Six bottles of Frick wine with a mossy and rock background
Event We Speak Rhône – Part 2

Did you know we speak Rhône along the Wine Road? We say things like, “Would you like to try our Marsanne or Viognier? Or, maybe you’re a red wine fan and would prefer Counoise or Grenache?” In the last blog, we explored some of the Rhône wines available along the Wine Road, and the wineries […]

Rebecca Germolus / Apr 24, 2018
Painting of red and white grapes
Wine Tasting Tips Rhône Wines Available Here – Part 1

Rhône wine varietals and blends have always been a favorite, so when more of these fruit-forward, food-friendly wines started being more readily available along the Wine Road, I was thrilled. What Are Rhône Wines? Rhône wines are made from grape varieties that originated in the Rhône region of Southern France. Some Rhône wines were being […]

Rebecca Germolus / Apr 11, 2018
Event A Wine Country Elopement and Honeymoon

Planning a wedding can be daunting, but a Wine Country elopement and honeymoon is simpler, less stressful, and not so hard on the pocketbook. Many busy couples are opting for a small, intimate gathering followed by a relaxing honeymoon. Along the Wine Road you’ll find many options for both an ideal elopement setting and a […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 29, 2018
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Wineries Wine Clubs Equal Access

Next time you are debating about whether or not to join wine clubs, consider the amount of access you’ll receive with a wine club membership. Wine Clubs Equal Exclusive Access Having just attended the Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting weekends, I was reminded how many perks are offered to wine club members. One of my fellow […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 13, 2018
Sign that reads Taste the Future from our cellars to yours.
Wine Tasting Tips Why Buy Wine Futures?

Barrel Tasting along the Wine Road (March 2-4 & 9-11, 2018) offers wine lovers the opportunity to buy wine futures. Why bother to buy wine futures? So glad you asked.Background of Barrel Tasting & Wine Futures The Wine Road’s first Barrel Tasting was 41 years ago! Offering wine futures might not have been the goal […]

Rebecca Germolus / Feb 27, 2018
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