Legend of Stag’s Leap

legend of stags leap

Legend of Stag’s Leap and the land of Cabernet Sauvignon Stag’s Leap legend tells the tale that the Native Wappo would marvel at a stag that was able to make incredible leaps over the jagged rock formations pictured above. Specifically, the Wappo would witness the stag leaping over the u-shaped rock formation in the center of … Read more

Jimtown Store

Jimtown Store in the Alexander Valley AVA

Jimtown Store – Alexander Valley AVA A wine country getaway to Sonoma County and Healdsburg would not be complete without a stop at the funky Jimtown Store in the Alexander Valley on Highway 128. It is one of the most popular places for stocking up a deli lunch and picnic supplies. Carrie Brown and her … Read more

Old Vines and Wild Mustard

Old Vines and Wild Mustard in Napa Valley

Old Vines and Wild Mustard in the Napa Valley Here we are in an old vine vineyard in the St. Helena AVA. It’s February and temperatures are in the mid 70’s. The wild mustard looks radiant, surrounding the old vine. The vineyard is not marked, but the old vine is either Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon. … Read more

Cheers at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Greeter at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars On the Silverado Trail is the very popular Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The Greeter sits just in front of the Stag’s Leap mountain peak and offers a cheer as visitors and tourists make their way from the parking lot to the tasting room and hospitality center.

Now is the time for Soave Wine Country

Soave Wine Country

Soave Wine Country Many moons ago, Soave wine exported to the United States was considered to be “Jug Wine.” This is no longer the case, with Soave white wine crisp and fresh, and very enjoyable. Wine country travelers to Italy hardly venture into Soave wine country. It is not as famous as Tuscany (Chianti) or … Read more

Glen Ellen Village Market

Glen Ellen is one of many excellent wine country towns in Northern California. It is small, quaint, plus the home of Jack London. Glen Ellen also has a fabulous market. It is the Glen Ellen Village Market. It is the place to get a morning cup of coffee, a pastry, or donut. It also has … Read more

St. Helena Wine Country

St. Helena AVA - Wine Appellation

St. Helena Wine Country For our Wine Country Photo of the Day, the focus is St. Helena Wine Country and its Wine Appellation or AVA. The town of St. Helena is one of the most popular wine country towns. There are many tasting rooms, restaurants, and boutique shopping along Main Street. There are many interesting … Read more

Picnic in the Vineyards

Picnic at Rusack Vineyards in Santa Barbara wine country

Picnic in the Vineyards One of our favorite rituals on each of our wine country getaways is to have a picnic in the vineyards. We find it so relaxing and rejuvenating. The photo above was shot at Rusack Vineyards in Santa Barbara wine country. We throw our a picnic kit (backpack) in our trunk along … Read more

Guerneville – a throwback in wine country

Guerneville – Fantastic wine country town – must see Hey, wine country travelers to Sonoma County and the Russian River wine region! You must visit the wine country town of Guerneville, CA on River Road. Show your kids and friends a town which has not changed since 1950 and beyond. King’s Sport & Tackle and the … Read more

Dry Creek Road Wineries

Dry Creek Wineries

Dry Creek Road Wineries The Dry Creek Valley AVA in Sonoma is one of the most densely populated wine regions with regard to vineyard acreage and number of wineries. There is a number of Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Sirah, Chardonnay Vineyards. Most of the wineries are small and family-owned. As you can see from the roadside … Read more