Covid 19 Wine Trip! Day 3

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

Late to Post!

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!

Charlie’s Acres

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


In 2002 American animator, John Lasseter and wife Nancy purchased a 1894 winery property just outside Glen Ellen, California. Its now a 95 acre ranch / estate and includes acres of vineyards, the winery, wine production facility, tasting room, extensive gardens and a private residence. I imagine with John Lasseter’s background the winery is yet another venue for him to have great fun with. It … Continue reading Lasseter

From Hollywood to….

Glen Lyon is 26 unbelievably picturesque acres tucked away in the hills outside the village of Glen Ellen. The winery, acres of grapevines and residences share the property. It’s truly a small family run winery that is creating a wonderful variety of fruit forward wines, bottled in some very nontraditional, creatively designed, eye catching formats. Glenlyon wines are not distributed.  They produce around 1000 cases … Continue reading From Hollywood to….