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Von Strasser Wines diversified

Rudy Von Strasser has been making his own wine in the Napa…

Dutton-Goldfield celebrates 20 years

Winemaker Dan Goldfield is all about the area. His local neighborhood consists…

Pine Ridge Winery turns 40

Many years ago, I purchased a 1982 vintage of Pine Ridge Stag’s…

The roots of Gehricke wines

Old Gehricke Road, near the town of Sonoma, is simply a strip…

Prosecco 101

The first ever National Prosecco Week was June 11-17. For those who…

Fine wine from The Grade

In his 1883 memoir “The Silverado Squatters,” Robert Louis Stevenson describes traveling…

Uncovering Acorn Wines

My first impression of Acorn Wines came from their motto: “Estate-grown, Sustainably…

Past, present and future at Rombauer Vineyards

Beginning with the vintage 1980 Stag’s Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon and later…

Purple Heart wines salute military veterans

Memorial Day is when we honor and remember veterans, especially those who…

BACA crafts lush, luxurious zinfandel

We entered Hall Wines in Saint Helena on a gorgeous May evening,…

Good news for Ernest Vineyards

While partners in the development of Grand Cru Custom Crush in Windsor,…

Swartland Wines

South African wines have garnered recognition worldwide for decades, mostly produced in…

Grand Cru in Windsor

At its core, Grand Cru Custom Crush is a great idea, one…

Spring releases at Williams Selyem

Each April brings the Spring pick-up event at Williams Selyem Winery on…

The Rarecat and her wines

As we entered her St. Helena property on a rainy afternoon, Sharon…

Springtime for Rosé

Although modern rosé wines are designed to pair with food and be…

Donum Estate pairs wine with art

A mid-week pinot noir tasting at Donum Estate in the heart of…

Calistoga culinary getaway

Not having spent time in Calistoga for years, I recently stayed a…

Plumpjack and Terroir

I have wanted to visit Plumpjack Winery in Oakville, Calif., for some…

Tasting Tensley Wines

My first impression was that Joey Tensley is one laid back dude.…