Tasting at Arista

Just about halfway between the town of Healdsburg and the Hacienda Bridge in Forestville is Arista Winery. 36 acres in what is known as the Middle Reach of the Russian River Valley. Here they focus on making exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines from their estate grapes and from a handful of the areas finest growers. The McWilliams family and winemaker Matt Courtney are responsible … Continue reading Tasting at Arista

Italian Varietals in Sonoma

Kenwood, California is home to a winery making some interesting Italian wines – Muscardini Cellars. Their tasting room is right on Highway 12 in the heart of town. Sangiovese and Sagrantino wines can be found here as well as an extensive range of California wines from Savignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon and almost everything in between. They source their grapes from growers throughout Sonoma’s wine … Continue reading Italian Varietals in Sonoma

Radio-Coteau

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