Joe and Janelle Becerra launched Wine Country Getaways in 2003. They have been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. After 20 years, the time came to bring new adventures to this wine country travel guide. The Becerras recently sold Wine Country Getaways to Julien Raby.
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.