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
It’s busy in Sonoma’s Wine Country during the summer months. The weather is exceptional and the landscape is gorgeous. Tasting rooms can get crowded this time of year, especially over the weekends. We’ve been making it a point to visit wineries mid-week. It gives us more of an opportunity to meet an owner or winemaker and talk more in depth with staff. We headed out … Continue reading Thursday winery visits…..
Grand Cru Custom Crush threw a terrific Spring Party. At the ticket price of $15 it was truly a fantastic deal! 14 wineries offered guests the opportunity to taste their wines and learn about their latest releases. In addition 8 farms and artisans showcasing food and farm products were offering generous samples and wonderful items to purchase. Tables out back offered guests a welcome interlude … Continue reading A great deal……..
Presentation is possibly more important than the quality of the wine you’re tasting these days. There are nearly 500 wineries in Sonoma County alone, and the wines being produced are outstanding. The competition to maintain existing customers and engage new ones is huge. Not every wine tasting experience is memorable, but when you have an exceptional experience you’ll savor it and, most likely, never forget it. We … Continue reading Great wine tastings…….
This article paints a true picture of our immediate neighborhood in Sonoma’s wine country – Russian River Road Trip. The scenery alone is captivating. Continue reading Our neighborhood in the wine country…..
Saturday we hopped in the car for a wine pick up. It use to be the UPS or Fedex guy’s job to deliver it to us. Now, living in the heart of wine country, we get the chance to make it a pretty regular outing to drive through exceptional countryside, pick up our seasonal allocations, and often enjoy a tasting with owners and winemakers. Bedrock … Continue reading Bedrock Wine Co.
‘Passport to Dry Creek Valley is April 27th & 28th. Passport is an annual event with 40+ wineries participating for the weekend. Wineries choose themes, decorate their tasting rooms, and costume staff. Some outfits go wayyyy out. It lends terrific fun to the tastings and foods served. There is a full line up of additional events. as well. For information and tickets go to Dry … Continue reading Passport to Dry Creek Valley
Iron Horse Vineyards is practically a hop and skip around the corner from us in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley. It’s location as well as its simple tasting approach sets it apart from the increasingly popular trend to provide an “experience” with your wine tasting. The drive to the winery is on a somewhat rough single lane road. It’s a good introduction … Continue reading Iron Horse
I have so much catching up to do. Since May we have been focused on renovating our home in the Russian River Valley. I’ve let my posts slip but I’m determined to change that! We LOVE living in Sonoma County. I hope my posts will express to you why its such an alluring place. Continue reading Loving Sonoma!
Christmas was celebrated at home this year………… with three exceptional wines! The 2004 vintage Moet & Chandon Brut Rose champagne – Absolutely luscious! Followed by Peter Seghesio’ s 2014 Journeyman Chardonay and the 2014 Rock Garden Zinfandel also created by Peter Seghesio. A memorable line up! Wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous cruise into the new year! Salud! Continue reading Christmas dinner at home……