Summer photo of Dry Creek Valley with lots of green vineyard and tree-lined hills in the background.
Wineries Stories Behind the Names

What’s in a name? Many wineries bear the name of their founder, like Frick, Foppiano or Trentadue. Others are named for a region or landmark, like Alexander Valley Vineyards, Dry Creek Vineyard, Russian River Vineyards or Mill Creek Vineyards & Winery. Then there are those names that make you wonder, what’s the story? Here are […]

Rebecca Germolus / Feb 9, 2023
Gewürtztraminer bottles leaning against a barrel
Varietal of the Month Gewürztraminer: Varietal of the Month

Gewürztraminer is a medium body, dry white wine lighter than a Chardonnay and heavier than a Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigo. Gewürz means spice in German and the grape hails from Alsace the French wine region bordering Germany. It’s a cool climate grape that exhibits great aromatics and texture with refreshing spicy flavors such as lychee, passion […]

Marcy Gordon / Sep 27, 2022
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Wineries Top Reasons for a Winter Trip to Wine Country

A winter trip to Wine Country is the perfect cure for those post-holiday blues, and here are the top reasons you should plan your visit today! Far From the Maddening Crowd Tired of mobbed venues and too many people to deal with? You can find many uncrowded tasting rooms during the winter months along the […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 12, 2022
Wineries Multigenerational Family Wineries – Part 2

Last month’s blog began this series on multigenerational family wineries along the Wine Road. We’ve had great feedback from so many folks who’ve enjoyed learning about the rich histories of these family owned and operated businesses. Time now to explore five more multigenerational family wineries and their stories. An Iconic Wine Family If you’ve ever […]

Rebecca Germolus / Sep 2, 2020