Mustard covered vineyard with green hills in the background
Event Early Spring Along the Wine Road

The sweet smell of rain-freshened air is one of the joys of early spring along the Wine Road, but there are many more.   Wild Mustard in Bloom One of my favorite early spring sights is the mustard blooming in vineyards, along the sides of back roads and anywhere else it left seeds the year […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 31, 2024
Four Bottles of Orange Wine with an orange Stuffed animal
Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month: Orange Wine

Introduction  Orange wines aka skin-contact or amber wines are having a moment —an ongoing moment that started 8,000 years ago. Simply put, orange wines are white grape varieties made in the manner of red wines with extended contact on the skins, resulting in wines full of texture that are both elegant and complex as well […]

Marcy Gordon / Aug 22, 2023
Three 1946 Chevy trucks loaded with grapes bins
Wineries For the Love of Old Trucks

Why are some folks so drawn to old trucks? Is it the romance of years past? Whatever the attraction, the love affair with old trucks continues on, especially along the Wine Road. Though their numbers of dwindling, we found four old trucks along the Wine Road with entertaining stories. Old Truck #1 – 1954 Chevrolet […]

Rebecca Germolus / May 1, 2023
Carol Shelton pouring wine from a barrel using a wine thief into a Wine Road wine glass. Barrels in the background with Carol Shelton Wines stamped on each barrel.
Wineries A Toast to Women Winemakers

In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s explore the paths of a few women winemakers along the Wine Road. Women have been a part of the wine industry for a very long time. Until recently, a woman rarely was given the title of winemaker. When I first started in the industry, there were a few […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 9, 2023