Itineraries Urban Warehouse Wineries

In the past years, the number of urban warehouse wineries has grown exponentially. As the cost of countryside property and vineyard land has increased, determined winemakers have found a cost effective solution—renting warehouse space and converting it into a winery. I’ve heard these wineries referred to as garagista wineries, or micro-production wineries. True garagista wineries […]

Rebecca Germolus / Aug 9, 2017
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Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Phyllis Zouzounis

“Picture yourself on a boat on a river with Zinfandel trees and Pinot Noir skies…” Phyllis Zouzounis – Deux Amis and Zouzounis Wines (As told to Marcy Gordon) I grew up in San Francisco during the heyday of the counter-culture movement. I started out wanting to become a nurse but I soon discovered it wasn’t […]

Beth Costa / Aug 1, 2017
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Lodgings A Stroll Through Cloverdale

If you’re looking for a new adventure along the Wine Road, head north and take a stroll through Cloverdale. We recently visited Cloverdale and were delighted by all we found. A small town with a big heart and a lot of community spirit, plus some great finds for locals and visitors alike. Unique Shopping Cloverdale […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jul 25, 2017
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Itineraries Exploring Santa Rosa

Visitors to Wine Country sometimes miss exploring Santa Rosa unless they are in town for a conference with only a few hours to spare. Whether you are in Sonoma County for a long or short visit, or live locally, there are plenty of terrific things to do and see just minutes from the heart of […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jul 11, 2017
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Guest Bloggers Beyond the Road-The Wine, When and Where.

An entertaining yet informative Podcast brought to you by the Wine Road. By now you’ve probably heard that the Wine Road has its very own podcast. It’s a fast, fun-filled 20 minutes or so of all the great things along the Wine Road. We sure have a blast making it each week. Besides a good […]

Beth Costa / Jul 5, 2017
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Pairings Summer Pairs with Zinfandel and BBQ

Nothing says summer better than an evening on the patio with friends, grilling up some BBQ ribs, brisket, or chicken and sipping a glass or two of Zinfandel.   Options Where You Don’t Do the Cooking The Zinfandel and BBQ combo is so popular along the Wine Road that you’ll find wineries hosting Zin festivities […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jun 27, 2017
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Itineraries Endless Summer Fun

Whether you’re spending a day, a week, or a month in Sonoma County, there are endless summer fun activities along the Wine Road. Sip, sounds, hike, bike, get wet, and more. Sip Some Wine Wine tasting is always a go-to activity any time of year, and now with the Wine Road Tasting Pass, it is […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jun 14, 2017
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Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Lucy Lewand

Raise your bidding paddle to this dancer extraordinaire. By Lucy Lewand – Camellia Inn Did you know that Lucy Lewand is a Colonel? Some years back, Lucy completed the course in Auctioneering and Auction Sales Management from the Missouri Auction School, the world’s largest auction training center. She received her diploma and the honorary title […]

Beth Costa / Jun 6, 2017
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Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – John Pepe

You Sold Fireworks?! Your were a Pyro?! John Pepe – Winemaker at Pech Merle Winery Seems like every kid loves fireworks. Especially the ones you can light yourself – firecrackers, bottle rockets and cherry bombs. Every mom hates them because you are either going to blow your hand off or burn the house down! Really […]

Beth Costa / May 23, 2017
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Wineries Winemakers’ Favorites

When you visit the Wine Road, do you ever wonder what are some of the winemakers’ favorite haunts? Where do they like to eat, listen to music, watch the sunset, or take out of town guests? You’re about to find out about five favorites from five local winemakers. Before they share their favorites, here is […]

Rebecca Germolus / May 16, 2017
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