13 Reasons to Visit a Working Winery

Why Visit a Working Winery? What do we mean by a working winery? A working winery is where all the winemaking actions take place. From bud break to harvest, to fermentation and aging; you can see it all at a working winery. Walking in a winery’s vineyards can be a memorable experience that allows you … Read more

Where to go in California Wine Country 2023

Where to go in California Wine Country in 2023 January is the time to plan your 2023 vacation to California wine country. So where should you go in wine country this year? We cover 14 different wine regions, and we are here to help with that decision. Here are things to consider when choosing your … Read more

Can’t Go to Wine Country

Can’t go to wine country, how about a wine country movie or book? Last Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday we were in Paso Robles wine country. We had a fabulous time visiting tasting rooms on the backroads of Adelaida Road. We loved the dining experience at Buena Tavola and La Cosecha near the City Park. What … Read more

Wine Tasting in Morro Bay and Cambria

Morro Rock in Morro BAy

Wine Tasting in Morro Bay and Cambria The Central Coast has many possibilities for wine touring and tasting. The most popular regions are Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. For wine travelers who desire to mix in a variety of outdoor activities with wine country pleasures, the coastal towns of Morro Bay and Cambria offer numerous opportunities. … Read more

Quivira Farm-to-Table Dinner Series for 2016

Biodynamic vineyards at Quivira

Quivira Introduces New Farm-to-Table Dinner Series for 2016 Introducing a new Quivira Farm-to-Table Dinner Series for this summer. The Farm-to-Table Dinners showcase talent from some of the Bay Area’s top chefs and the winery’s own bounty of Biodynamic and organic foods. Beginning in July, Quivira will partner with four chefs on a series of multi-course menus … Read more

Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano

Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano A wine country getaway to Italy would not be complete without a visit to the hilltop town of Montepulciano and the surrounding vineyards that produce the very fine wines of Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano.  Montepulciano is located in Tuscany and very near the Umbrian Border. Several years ago we took a day … Read more

Robert Mondavi and Presqu’ile Winery summer concerts

Summer Concerts in Wine Country – Robert Mondavi and Presqu’ile Winery Robert Mondavi Summer Concert Series Robert Mondavi Winery has confirmed that indie rock group American Authors, Grammy Award-winning group Blues Traveler, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and American rock band O.A.R. will hit the stage this summer for its popular 2016 Summer Concert Series. Tickets are … Read more

Summer Wine Country Events Taking Shape

Wente concert series

Summer wine country events taking shape We will be posting these wine country events as we receive them. Here are three to consider for your wine country planning. Wente Vineyards 2016 Concerts The Concerts at Wente Vineyards is proud to continue its tradition of summer concerts with an incredible line-up of acts for the 2016 … Read more

40 years after Judgement of Paris – strange facts

Stags Leap 1972 Cabernet

40 years after Judgement of Paris – strange facts Both Chateau Montelena and Stags Leap Wine Cellars are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the “Judgement of Paris.” It’s a great anniversary in wine and a great PR event for these two wineries and the entire Napa Valley wine industry. The blind tasting results shocked the world of … Read more

Pepe Galante and Bodega Salentein

Meeting Jose Antonio “Pepe” Galante – winemaker at Bodega Salentein One of the benefits of wine blogging is an occasional invitation to meet with winery owners and winemakers.  This invitation was special. We were invited by Balzac Communications to a dinner with Pepe Galante. Pepe was here in the U.S. on tour to promote Bodega Salentein wines … Read more