Barbera bottles of wine on a rail with trees in the background
Varietal of the Month Barbera: Varietal of the Month

Barbera is one of Italy’s five most planted grapes and the fifteenth most planted varietal in the world. In California, Barbera is characterized by high acidity and fruity exuberance with medium tannins and a spicy finish. A charming and quaffable varietal, Barbera pairs well with fatty fare that serves to balance the buoyant acidity. Here […]

Marcy Gordon / Aug 24, 2022
Varietal of the Month Zinfandel: Varietal of the Month

Zinfandel is know as the All American grape and has been grown in California since the 1800’s. Yet the grapes true roots are in Croatia where it’s known as Tribidrag. In Italy Zinfandel is called Primitivo. Although the majority of California producers label their wine as Zinfandel, you may see a few Tribidrag’s and Primitiov’s […]

Marcy Gordon / Mar 18, 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
ACORN Winery owners Bill & Betsy Nachbaur stop by to say hello at a family of picnickers visiting their winery.
Wineries Family Friendly Wine Tasting Adventures

When parents with young kids and dogs search for family friendly wine tasting adventures, they can come up short. To lend a hand with the search, here are some of the family friendly wine tasting locations along the Wine Road, and what they have to offer. Entertainment for Younger Children It’s always easier for parents […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 3, 2020