About Janelle and Joe Becerra
We have been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. Now both retired educators, we have the time and the opportunity to share our wine travel experiences through this Website. We do not have a staff; it is just the two of us that work on this Website. The wineries we recommend on our wine routes are ones that we like and think visitors to wine country will also enjoy. We believe the wine trails we have designed for each California wine region will offer a variety and mixture of wineries that will make a trip to the wine country a memorable adventure. We do not receive any payments or freebies from the wineries on our list. Wine country is fun!
Here are the criteria we used for selecting the wineries on our wine trails.
- Tasting room atmosphere – friendly staff, welcome and warm feeling, and not intimidating.
- Unique – on a particular wine trail, we have attempted to have a variety of wineries, big, small, funky, unusual, so that you have a mixture of experiences.
- The wine – good wine, unique wine, value wines.
- Convenience – the wineries are within a short driving distance from each one another.
The wine information we have listed in the Tasting Room Guide and the Enjoyment Guide is mostly from our experiences, from reading many wine articles and books, and attending wine events. We consider ourselves to be wine hobbyists and certainly not wine experts. We like a lot of things that wine experts do not like. We love wine and enjoy traveling to wine country. We avoid any winery or tasting room that smacks of wine snobbiness. Wine is fun; wine is good. Our favorite wine movies.