RSSWinery Visits

Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 3:  Dragonette, Tercero, and Ken Brown

Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 3: Dragonette, Tercero, and Ken Brown

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Day 3:  Dragonette, Tercero, and Ken Brown A.  Dragonette Cellars. Dragonette has already made a name for itself among the wine geeks I know, so I really was looking forward to visiting their Los Olivos tasting room.  It was started in 2005, with the first commercial release in 2006. 2014 Dragonette Sauvignon Blanc Happy Canyon. […]

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Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 2–Bien Nacido, J. Wilkes, and Loring Wine Company

Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 2–Bien Nacido, J. Wilkes, and Loring Wine Company

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Day 2:  Bien Nacido, J. Wilkes, and Loring Wine Company A.  Bien Nacido Vineyard. Over the years, I’ve been able to taste dozens of wines sourced from the Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley, primarily Pinot Noir and Syrah.  If you taste wines from nearby wineries, chances are pretty good that they produce […]

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Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 1:  Longoria, Arcadian

Central Coast Winery Visits–July, 2016–Day 1: Longoria, Arcadian

| August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

  After attending this year’s Hospice du Rhône in Paso Robles, I decided it was time to make a trek back up to California’s Central Coast to visit wineries and taste through their lineups. Unlike HdR, this visit wouldn’t be confined to Rhône varietals. It was an excellent opportunity to taste through the lineups of […]

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Ridge Lytton Springs – winery and tasting room

Ridge Lytton Springs – winery and tasting room

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A highlight of our recent trip to Sonoma was a long-awaited visit to the Ridge Lytton Springs tasting room and winery.  This unique facility is primarily solar-powered, and built with hay-bale construction (rye hay, I’m told, which is the most critter-resistant).  One doorway has glass panels so you can actually see the hay-bale construction. The […]

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Ferrari-Carano – perhaps the most beautiful grounds in Sonoma

Ferrari-Carano – perhaps the most beautiful grounds in Sonoma

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most wine lovers have enjoyed Ferrari-Carano wines, possibly quite frequently, as their Chardonnay, Fume Blanc, Siena, and Tresor have rather wide nationwide distribution, but if you have not yet had a chance to head far northward in Sonoma County to visit the tasting room, reward yourself with a visit, as the grounds are nothing short […]

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A Visit with Steve Lagier and Carole Meredith

A Visit with Steve Lagier and Carole Meredith

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you don’t mind driving up scary one-lane mountain passes, you MUST visit our Berserkers friends and winemaking/wine growing legends Steve Lagier and Carole Meredith of Lagier Meredith. The views are utterly breathtaking from atop their mountain estate off Dry Creek Road. What view would you like? Want to see Atlas Peak? How about the […]

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A visit to Keever Vineyards

A visit to Keever Vineyards

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The list of worthwhile Napa area wineries and winemakers to visit goes on forever, and Jen and I had the chance to visit with several luminaries during our most recent trip in the area. First on the list was Keever Vineyards, where Olga Keever gave us the facility and cave tour, and poured each of […]

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