Fall vineyard against the foggy coastal hillside
Itineraries Autumn in Wine Country

Autumn in Wine Country is pure perfection. The weather is ideal for wine tasting, exploring or just hanging out—warm sunny afternoons, cool evenings and crisp mornings. Plus, the fall color palette decorates the countryside. If you are looking to slow down, relax and enjoy the unbridled beauty of Mother Nature, now is the time for […]

Rebecca Germolus / Oct 11, 2016
2016 Wine & Food Affair image
Event Wine, Food and Fall Colors…the Magic of Wine & Food Affair

Fall is my favorite season, and the Wine Road’s Wine & Food Affair is one of my favorite events. How convenient they happen at the same time. Wine & Food Pairings Wine & Food Affair, held the first weekend in November, is an event dedicated to showcasing how wine can enhance the flavors in food, […]

Rebecca Germolus / Sep 28, 2016
Vineyard vista from Dry Creek Valley
Wineries Explore California Wine Month

September is California Wine Month, and an excellent reminder to explore all things wine. The Wine Road winery members offer a vast array of varietals and blends to help you with your exploration. Varietal Specialty by Appellation Each of the three appellations—Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River—within the Wine Road is well known for producing […]

Rebecca Germolus / Sep 14, 2016
One of the Wine Road's Treasures, the Dry Creek Inn
Event Happening Along the Wine Road

So much is happening along the Wine Road, I’m going to give a quick recap of upcoming activities. Treasure Hunt We’re in the final days of an amazing treasure hunt that concludes on August 31st, and there is a pot of gold at the end of this adventure. Here is how it works: visit participating […]

Rebecca Germolus / Aug 30, 2016
Red Carpet Preimier of The Road to Ruby
Event Red Carpet Premiere—The Road to Ruby

It’s red carpet time along the Wine Road! Premiere Showing On September 16, 2016, the Wine Road will premiere its documentary entitled, “The Road to Ruby.” This historic film, directed and produced by filmmaker John Beck, will have three showings at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, located just minutes north of Healdsburg in the gorgeous Alexander […]

Rebecca Germolus / Aug 16, 2016
Zinfandel grape clusters on the vine shortly before harvest
Event Blending a Great Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Want to learn how to blend a great Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel? As part of the ongoing 40th anniversary celebrations, the Wine Road is again partnering with an American Viticultural Area (AVA) group to offer another appellation specific tasting, only this tasting comes with an added bonus—a chance to create your own Zin. Dry Creek […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jul 26, 2016
Large gathering of people at an outdoor wine tasting
Event The Wine Road Celebrates 40 Years of Cheers

As the Wine Road’s 40th anniversary continues, the next event — 40 Years of Cheers — is on Saturday, July 23rd, and everyone is invited. I’m super excited about this community-based festival. It will be like the street fairs and local community festivals I used to attend before they became commercialized or extinct. Something for […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jul 12, 2016
Picnic area with a panoramic view above Lake Sonoma in Dry Creek Valley.
Wineries Picnic Along the Wine Road

The Wine Road offers so many great wine adventures and fun venues. One thing it does really, really well is provide exceptional picnic settings. Nothing beats wine tasting on a lovely summer day (or any day of the year), and then pausing for a mid-day picnic. Selecting the Perfect Location If you aren’t sure who […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jun 28, 2016
Barrels awaiting tasters for Barrel Tasting along Sonoma County's Wine Road
Wineries Turning 40 is a Big Deal

Recently I was asked why the Wine Road turning 40 was such a big deal. Without pausing, I quickly answered the poor chap who asked, giving far more information than he expected or wanted. I thought if this guy asked the question, others probably have as well. The History Lesson In 1976 when the Wine […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jun 14, 2016
Join the Wine Road's Magical Mystery Tour on June 18, 2016.
Event Take A Magical Mystery Tour — Wine Road Style

Tasting along the Wine Road is all about relaxing and enjoying the day, and the Magical Mystery Tour will ensure you do just that. The Magical Mystery Tour is another of the Wine Road’s special treats to help celebrate their 40th anniversary. Here are the details: The Magical Mystery Tour will be held on June […]

Rebecca Germolus / May 24, 2016