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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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Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Michael Westrick

What do ice skating, cooking, world traveling & teaching have in common?  Michael Westrick Winemaker at Notre Vue Estate Winery How many winemakers do you know that have ice-skated in Canada, four states in the US, Turkey, Denmark and Thailand? I have! Maybe, because I was born in Toronto, I have a Canadian ice-skating gene […]

Beth Costa / May 9, 2017
Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Bill Nachbaur

Lawyer takes path back to his roots in Sonoma County. Bill Nachbaur Co-Owner ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards My road to the Wine Road brought me back to my roots — back to 1868, when great-great grandparents on both sides of the family settled in Sonoma County. My dad’s great-great grandparents settled in Petaluma, while great-great grandparents on my […]

Beth Costa / Apr 25, 2017
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Itineraries Wine Road Concierge Service and Tools

Planning a wine-tasting trip to Sonoma County can seem daunting if you aren’t familiar with the area, wineries and lodgings, but it doesn’t need to be. The Wine Road offers a complimentary concierge service, plus many planning tools and information on their website. Check out the options offered by the Wine Road: Concierge Service Several […]

Rebecca Germolus / Apr 18, 2017
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