Coast diversions….

We were looking for a diversion from our wine tastings this week so we headed out to the coast. It’s a great change of scenery and attractions. There are tasting rooms along the coast, seafood restaurants, hiking, and cool water sports, but the area has expanded more recently to include cheese tastings, farm visits and something we tried that is completely different – tasting mead. … Continue reading Coast diversions….

Treasure in the Sonoma Mountains

We have driven down Bennett Valley Road dozens of times never knowing Coursey Graves was just above us. Sitting high off the road the winery, facilities and a private home are nestled into a mountain of rock and craggy oaks that are part of the Sonoma Mountains. We went to visit just a couple weeks ago. When we reached the winery we were greeted with … Continue reading Treasure in the Sonoma Mountains

Perfectly Picturesque

I’m a sucker for quaint, vintage architecture, especially when it’s poised in beautiful gardens and vineyards. We found exactly that at Blue Farm. While it was the wine that brought us here, the fabulous property was a surprise bonus. Anne Moller-Racke is the amazing woman behind the wine. She founded Donum and brought it to the world class level it is today before planting 7 … Continue reading Perfectly Picturesque

Sensational View

In the Dry Creek Valley just below Lake Sonoma sits Cast Wines. It’s perched on a hillside with views for what seems like miles across the valley, beyond Bella Vineyard. We were there pre-Covid for Passport To Dry Creek not long after the winery had opened. They’ve expanded extensively since then. Their wine making facility is on site along with an interesting array of venues … Continue reading Sensational View

Patz & Hall

Just east of downtown Sonoma along 8th Street you’ll find Patz & Hall. It’s a stunning facility with a tasting bar and indoor and outdoor casual seating. Single-vineyard, limited-production Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines are what Patz & Hall are all about. They have established exceptional relationships with some of the best growers throughout the region and the Central Coast enabling them to create some … Continue reading Patz & Hall

Spring Pickup at Bedrock

Just a short update…… Through Covid picking up releases has been pretty darn boring – No tasting, no socializing. This spring they’re back and it was fun to have Morgan Twain-Peterson pouring for us. Everyone showing up for pickup seemed relieved and delighted to get to have an interchange once again with the winemaker and wine friends while tasting the new releases. Of special note … Continue reading Spring Pickup at Bedrock