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
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
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….
It’s a gorgeous view from Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard’s tasting room. We were there on a beautiful warm Sunday in September and took advantage of the outdoor seating. The winery is quite a popular destination for tastings so be sure to call for an appointment. They offer different tasting levels, food pairings and an estate tour. We tried a number of their wines and two … Continue reading Chalk Hill
St. Francis Winery and Vineyard is a landmark in the Valley of the Moon. Their production is large and their wines are nationally distributed. What is special about St. Francis and what continues to bring us back to visit are the grounds and special offerings. The grounds are gorgeous and the views are simply wonderful to take in over a glass of wine. The wine … Continue reading Valley of the Moon Tasting
An invitation for a wine tasting set up by our friend Christopher is never to be turned down. He has a knack for arranging tastings at some of the most unique and sought after wineries. Radio-Coteau does not have a formal tasting room and tasting requires an appointment. It’s a small, 4800 case production, bio-diverse winery stewarded by owner and winemaker Eric Sussman. Radio-Coteau owns … Continue reading Radio-Coteau
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…..