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Vineyards Beyond Grapes: Discovering the Soul of Sonoma County Wine Scene

Sonoma County’s wine roots run deep. So deep that California’s oldest premium winery is located in Sonoma County, and so is the longest continuously operating family winery. Over the past 40-plus years, Sonoma County wines have broadened and deepened their reach so now you can find them almost anywhere in the United States, and in […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jun 10, 2024
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Itineraries Sonoma County Adventures, Experiences and Explorations

A visit to Sonoma County’s Wine Country includes superb wineries, stellar scenery, delicious dining, relaxing lodgings and so much more. It’s the “more” that’s worth exploring. It’s been a while since we tapped into all the other things that make Sonoma County the perfect playground for adults (and kids, too).     Sonoma County Coast […]

Rebecca Germolus / May 31, 2024
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 199

Get ready to pop the cork and crank up the tunes with Rockin’ Vino Radio. Hosts Michelle Marquez and Coco Sturzenbach explore the fascinating intersection where music meets wine. These seasoned professionals chat with winemakers, musicians, and chefs, revealing unique insights on how music impacts the perception and enjoyment of wine. The show began in […]

Liana / Apr 17, 2024
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Wineries Toast to Taste: Exploring the Ultimate Wine Tasting Experience in Sonoma County

Everyone hopes for the ultimate wine tasting experience when anticipating a trip. Research and planning take a lot of time, so I hope this blog can lend the guidance you’ve been seeking.   Wine Tasting Experiences in Sonoma County The Wine Road in Northern Sonoma County offers everything to create the ultimate wine tasting experience […]

Rebecca Germolus / Apr 11, 2024
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 198

In this episode, we bring you the delightful Shane Tracy, the Tasting Room Manager at Wilson Winery. Formerly with Vintage Wine Estates, Shane discusses his journey in the wine business and the joy he derives from working in a family-owned, hands-on winery like Wilson Winery. He emphasizes on the unique appeal of Wilson’s flagship Zinfandel […]

Liana / Apr 4, 2024
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Wineries My Life Before the Wine Industry, Part Two

In part one of My Life Before the Wine Industry, we explored the lives of two people impassioned with their new careers. This time you’ll meet four more people who found their paths to the winery industry in different ways, but the common theme continues. The beautiful surroundings, wine country lifestyle, fast-paced varied roles at […]

Rebecca Germolus / Mar 29, 2024
Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month – Merlot

Merlot—It’s hard to believe this is the first time we have reviewed Merlot for the Varietal of the Month! Merlot practically needs no introduction; it’s one of the Noble grapes, and one of the most planted grapes in the world. Perhaps you heard of Merlot in a movie that made the grape fall out of […]

Marcy Gordon / Mar 21, 2024
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White Wine Guide to White Wine: Varieties, Pairings and Regions

Understanding White Wine Sometimes I feel like a walking encyclopedia of wine. Be it white, red, rosé or sparkling, friends and family ask me so many questions about wine. I don’t mind, but it also made me realize I should write down the answers in an organized fashion so even folks who don’t know me […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 30, 2024
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 192

  Join us in episode 192 of our podcast, where we host Shane McAnelly, the esteemed Executive Chef at the Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg. After a two-year sojourn in North Carolina, Shane has returned to Healdsburg, bringing with him a renewed appreciation for Sonoma County’s vibrant community and close-knit network of local farmers. In […]

Liana / Jan 11, 2024
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 189

Brooke Hazen, owner and farmer at Gold Ridge Organic Farms in Sebastopol, joined us in the studio for episode 189. Brooke explores the rich agricultural offerings of Sonoma County, focusing on the farm’s bountiful apple and olive crops. Learn about the journey that led Brooke to establish his farm and open it to the public, […]

Liana / Nov 30, 2023