Las Amigas Road in Carneros

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Los Amigas Road in Carneros – cool climate land of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Carneros is all about growing cool climate grapes especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This wine country photo was taken on a secret back road in Carneros. The road is Las Amigas Road. Read more about this beautiful and hidden back road. See … Read more

Do you know the way to Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley Wineries

Sonoma Valley Wine Country Sonoma Valley or as many call it, the Valley of the Moon is the location of many styles of wineries and tasting rooms. The wineries stretch from the town of Sonoma north along Highway 12, Arnold Drive, and Dunbar Road to the end of the valley. Here in Glen Ellen, you … Read more

Anderson Valley – Land of Pinot Noir & More

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Anderson Valley – where Pinot Noir grapes flourish Above is the beautiful Anderson Valley located in Mendocino County. Between the small towns of Boonville and Navarro on Highway 128 is the heart of the Anderson Valley. The Anderson Valley is the land of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and other cool climate grapes. Our “Wine Country Photo … Read more

Merryvale Tasting Room

Merryvale Tasting Room

Merryvale Tasting Room The Merryvale tasting room is a very popular spot in the Napa Valley. Coming from the South, Merryvale is on the right just before the downtown business area of St. Helena. For the wine tasting visitor, no reservations are required for a regular wine tasting experience. The tasting fee is currently $30 per … Read more

Fall Colors in Wine Country – Best Time to Visit Wineries

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Fall Colors in wine country Harvest is over; the grape juice is in the tanks or barrels, and the vines are getting ready to take a long siesta.  It is Fall Colors in wine country. Most of the tourists are gone and wine country takes on a much slower pace. Fall is our favorite time … Read more

More concrete egg tanks for wine

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We travel to California wine country often and, within the last year and a half, we have discovered five wineries who are using concrete eggs for either fermenting or aging wine. The eggs are limited in use at these five wineries, with stainless tanks and oak barrels the mainstay of wine production. But the concrete egg … Read more

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir loves the Pacific Ocean This is view of the Navarro Vineyards in Anderson Valley.  On most Anderson Valley days during the vineyard growing season, the climate is just as you see in the photo. Overcast skies and fog mark the morning days. By mid afternoon, the skies clear but the cool … Read more

Thanksgiving in wine country

Thanksgiving in wine country A traditional activity for us is to travel to the Napa Valley or the Sonoma Wine Country the day after Thanksgiving. It seems that 90% of the time, the weather is sunny, clear, and the air is fresh. I took the above photo a few years back on November 28. The … Read more