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Philanthropy Art of Oak

What does the Art of Oak have to do with the Wine Road? As part of the year-long 40th Anniversary celebration, the Wine Road has worked with 40 local artists to create art from used oak barrels—Art of Oak. About half the barrels are already sold, with the remaining barrels available for sale now, or […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 29, 2016
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Philanthropy Win a 40-Bottle Instant Wine Cellar & Benefit Food Bank

Want a chance to win a 40-Bottle Instant Wine Cellar and help our local food bank feed those in need at the same time? Now is your chance. As part of the Wine Road’s 40th anniversary celebration, our winery members have donated 160 bottles of wine to the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB). Four separate […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 12, 2016
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Event Winter WINELand 2016 = Winter Fun and Savings

Winter WINELand 2016 is all about shaking off the January blues, having some winter fun, and saving on wine, logo items, and even the cost of shipping. This 24th annual mid-January wine event (Jan. 16-17, 2016) is a great weekend to escape along the Wine Road and enjoy yourself after the holiday season has passed. […]

Rebecca Germolus / Dec 22, 2015
Wine Road Turns 40 in 2016
Event The Wine Road Turns 40!

In early 1976, 11 wineries, one restaurant and a lodging joined forces and formed what we now call Wine Road Northern Sonoma County. In the ensuing four decades, the Wine Road has altered its name a couple of times, changed its logo, and more importantly increased its membership to nearly 200 wineries and over 50 […]

Rebecca Germolus / Dec 8, 2015
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Wineries Holiday Gift Ideas

The holiday season is upon us, and so is the race to find just the right gift for everyone on your shopping list. The Wine Road wineries can help you quickly check off that list. There are even fun gifts for folks who don’t drink wine or are under 21, like stadium blankets, chocolate sauce, […]

Rebecca Germolus / Nov 24, 2015
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Event Post-Thanksgiving Wine Tasting & Events

A touch of winter has appeared along the Wine Road, and with it our thoughts turn to the holidays. Thanksgiving is now days away, giving many of us a long weekend off work and time to share with family and friends. Shopping malls have limited appeal, but a trip a along the Wine Road is […]

Rebecca Germolus / Nov 10, 2015
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Event Making the Most of a Wine Road Event

Wine & Food Affair is only days away—ticket sales end on November 2nd and the event is on November 7th and 8th. With over 100 wineries participating, how do you make the most of the event? Here are some basic tips that apply not just to Wine & Food Affair, but to all Wine Road […]

Rebecca Germolus / Oct 30, 2015
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Event Wine & Food—An Affair to Remember

On the weekend of November 7th and 8th, the Wine Road is hosting a very special affair along the wine road—A Wine & Food Affair. If you are a wine lover who is also foodie, or just enjoy scrumptious food paired with delicious wine, this is one affair you don’t want to miss. This two-day […]

Rebecca Germolus / Oct 19, 2015
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Wine Tasting Tips Wine Tasting Glasses — do they really make a difference?

Ever fallen in love with a wine in a tasting room, purchased it, then opened it to find it didn’t taste like you remember it? There could be several reasons why this happens, but one reason that is often overlooked is the wine glass you are using affects what you smell and taste. I’ve been […]

Rebecca Germolus / Sep 29, 2015
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Wine Tasting Tips Demystifying Wine Tasting By Appointments

Some wineries along the Wine Road require an appointment to taste. It is worthwhile to plan your tasting adventure and discover these hidden gems. Worth The Extra Step Here are some benefits of scheduling by-appointment tastings: Intimate — Often by appointment wineries are so small that the owners or winemakers will be pouring for you, […]

Rebecca Germolus / Sep 16, 2015