Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Renae Perry

What do you want to be when you grow up? By Renae Perry – Co-Owner of Papapietro Perry Winery I never dreamed I would be running a winery one day, but I did dream of helping people. Wine is such a great antidote for living. It is the perfect thing to help you ease the […]

Beth Costa / Mar 28, 2017
Itineraries Exploring Guerneville

I’ve driven through Guerneville for decades, and every time I stop and explore I’m so glad I did. This charming wine country hamlet offers bubbly, wine, outdoor recreation, great food, and a range of lodging options.  Bubbles, Wine, Gardens, History & More Korbel Champagne Cellars, just east of Guerneville, was our first stop on a […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 21, 2017
Guest Bloggers Check out our Neighbors – Something a little different than wine

Get on Board the Craft Beverage Barrel Bus Kick-off the second weekend of barrel tasting early a little differently ~ cider, beer & sprits oh my! On Thursday, March 9th get on board the Barrel Bus with Sonoma Cider, Bear Republic Brewing Company, and Alley 6 Distillery to celebrate barrel-aged craft beverages!    This is […]

Beth Costa / Mar 8, 2017
Mustard blossoms along the Wine Road
Vineyards Signs of Spring—Mustard and Bud Break

Each year we get to experience a cheerful sign of spring as mustard covers the vineyards with happy yellow flowers. Then, as the mustard blossoms fade we see signs of bud break on the vines.   Mustard Ever wonder why there are row after row, vineyard after vineyard of flowering mustard plants? Mustard is one […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 7, 2017
Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Julie & Ed St. John

Rescued: Dogs! They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Written by Julie (Pedroncelli) St. John of Pedroncelli Winery   Dogs are known as loyal and true, great protectors, and they keep our health and mental well-being in balance with daily walks and companionship. They rescue us sometimes when all along we thought we were doing […]

Beth Costa / Feb 28, 2017
Barrel Tasting 2017 - 40th Anniversary
Wine Tasting Tips Barrel Tasting’s 40th Anniversary

Every year we look forward to Barrel Tasting along the Wine Road, and this year is extra special because it’s Barrel Tasting’s 40th anniversary. BARREL TASTING – TWO WEEKENDS March 3-5 & March 10-12, 2017 11:00 am – 4:00 pm each day When I talk about how much we enjoy the Barrel Tasting weekends, I’ve gotten […]

Rebecca Germolus / Feb 7, 2017
Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Fred Peterson

  Volunteer Firefighter — another facet of Fred Peterson   Fred Peterson, owner of Peterson Winery and long-time local vineyard manager and grapegrower, shares some stories from his time as a volunteer firefighter / engineer. Fred’s stories are graphic, so please be prepared for a dose of reality not often found in the fun-filled world […]

Beth Costa / Jan 31, 2017
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Lodgings Romance Along the Wine Road

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so now is the time to plan some romance along the Wine Road. With so many wonderful opportunities awaiting you, you might make it a weekend stay. With just a few inquires, I found that from February 10 through 19, wineries and lodgings along the Wine Road are offering some […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 25, 2017
Frost covered vineyards
Guest Bloggers Reflections Beyond the Road – Bill Frick

Winter Morning Reflections in Dry Creek Valley Written by Bill Frick of Frick Winery   White frost blankets the vineyards. Plumes of smoke rise from the neighbor’s chimney. Winter is the reset button for a new vintage growing season. It is time to reflect, do a little pruning and watch as the grapevines sleep deeply. […]

Beth Costa / Jan 17, 2017
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Itineraries Wine Road Podcast: Listen, Laugh, Learn

If you enjoy podcasts, be sure to check out the Wine Road podcast, where you can listen, laugh and learn all kinds of tidbits about the area—it isn’t just about wine. If you’re planning to visit Wine Country, be sure to put these podcasts on your “must listen” list before mapping out your trip. In […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 10, 2017
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