Wine Road Podcast Episode 195

Liana on Feb 22, 2024

From left to right, Marcy, Tom Birdsall and Beth outside of the studio

Welcome to an exciting episode featuring Tom Birdsall, an integral part of the Artisan Cheese Festival. Originating back in 2006, the festival’s inception aimed at attracting visitors to Petaluma during the uneventful winter months. The festival offers a platform to educate consumers about artisan cheese, support cheesemakers in their craft, and ensure everyone attending has a good time enjoying cheese, wine, and various mouth-watering foods. The range of activities involves farm tours, cheese associated seminars, an invigorating cheese crawl, and a bustling marketplace hosting around a hundred purveyors. Slated for March, you can secure your tickets to the festival online and embark on this unique cheese journey.

The episode also offers a glimpse into Tom Birdsall’s winery, Black Kite Cellars, tucked away in the serene Freestone area of Sonoma County. Known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the winery has recently welcomed wine enthusiasts into its newly acquired tasting room. Conveniently located near other crowd-pullers like Wildflower Bakery and Valley Ford Creamery, it serves as a perfect stop-over for any visitor. The discussion concludes with a mention of the upcoming Barrel Tasting event facilitated by the Wine Road, recognized as the longest-running wine event statewide. This episode enlightens listeners about the Artisan Cheese Festival, the flourishing wine industry in Sonoma County, and the plethora of opportunities for those interested to explore and revel in local cheese and wine offerings.

Podcast Sponsored by: River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

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