Silver Cloud, a 160-acre property on Cavedale Road is up, and I mean up, a winding road nearly to the Sonoma – Napa County line. It’s an incredible vineyard on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains that is part of the Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards & Winery. Silver Cloud, located outside Glen Ellen, is quite a destination. Once an old mountain cabin, it is … Continue reading Out of the way and special!
A favorite annual event in support of our premier center for the arts – Luther Burbank is being held online this year. Excellent wine lots and trips to get your hands on! For our eastern friends – 4 nights at the Four Seasons DC is a great choice! The auction runs May 3-9. It is definitely worth creating an account just to view the fantastic … Continue reading Bid for Wine and More
There is no excuse for your wine supply to dwindle. Thanks Wine Road! Salud! Continue reading 50 Ways to Get Your Wine!
Wineries are finding some interesting ways to bring tastings, winemaker interviews and terrific offerings to you while you shelter in place. We are posting them daily on John’s Wine Cellar Facebook page. Salud! Continue reading Postings on Facebook
Our 3rd day begins at Mauritson in the Dry Creek region of Sonoma’s Wine Country. The tasting room and wine making facility share the same solar-powered, state of the art building on Dry Creek Road between Healdsburg and the Dry Creek Store. Clay Mauritson and Emma Hall are the wizard winemakers who utilize the grapes from the vineyards the Mauritson family has farmed for six … Continue reading Covid 19 Wine Trip! Day 3
Wine is important and so is starting the day off with an amazing breakfast. Sonoma has some of the best bacon and you should not miss it. I mean sensational bacon. Black Pig Meat Company, started by Chef Duskie Estes and husband John Stewart (Zazu Kitchen + Farm fame), offers up this winning fare. You can order a package of their bacon and while you’re … Continue reading Covid 19 Wine Trip! Day 2
Covid 19 stepped in and blew your plans for a Spring trip to Sonoma’s Wine Country. That is most unfortunate for you and for the wineries, restaurants, hotels and businesses in Sonoma County. To help at our end, we have created an alternative way to enjoy 3 days in the wine country. You avoid the air travel / hotel / restaurant expenses, and experience some … Continue reading Covid 19 Wine Trip! Day 1
We recently relocated in Sonoma County, twice actually, in a span of 5 months and took time off to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. I’m wayyyy behind in posts!!! We did not stop venturing out though and we have some incredible wine tastings experiences and travels to report on. The computers are unpacked and we are set to go in a fantastic new … Continue reading Late to Post!
Sonoma has a very special farm among the vineyards called Charlie’s Acres. It’s a forever home for rescued farm animals and a temporary refuge for animals displaced in the fires in California. A few weeks ago Michelle Rulmont of La Belle Vie Tours arranged a tour/wine tasting at Charlie’s Acres for wine industry personnel. Michelle has had visitors requesting a vegan wine experience and recently … Continue reading Charlie’s Acres
We took a little trip over to Napa for a first time visit to Anderson Conn Valley Vineyards. Our visit was during a region wide power shutoff so our tasting was held on their lawn rather than in their very dark wine cave. Harvest was well underway and we were the only visitors early that day. Our host, Tom started us off with Rosé and … Continue reading Anderson Conn Valley