Tag: Sonoma

2023 Taste of Sonoma Festival: June 24, Santa Rosa

It’s a little difficult to get excited about outdoor wine tastings when the weather has been so gloomy in the

Wines of the Wind: Recent Releases from Anaba Wines, Sonoma

What happens when a traditionally Rhône-focused producer in Sonoma hires one of California’s best Pinot Noir winemakers? That’s not a

Vinography Images: First Light

The first rays of morning light strike a vineyard in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA, high on the northern coast of

Valley of the Moon Festival Tasting: October 8, Sonoma

We are definitely back in the swing of things when it comes to wine tasting events. Wine Country is open

Vinography Images: Dark Harvest

Workers move like ghosts against the lights illuminating a night harvest in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. Night harvests help keep

Vinography Images: Pile of Rocks

Lake Sonoma sits as a backdrop of blue against the vineyards of the Rockpile AVA in Sonoma County. Known for

Vinography Images: Corrugated Zin

Corrugated rows of Zinfandel vines seen from the air stand out against the dusty earth that gives Dry Creek Valley

I’ll Drink to That: Winemaker Patrick Campbell

There’s a new episode of I’ll Drink to That! available. Episode 490 features a conversation with Patrick Campbell, the former

Vinography Images: The Green Knight

Sonoma’s Knights Valley shows in the full flush of spring’s emerald green as the morning sun hits ridges filled with

Introducing the Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience, May 20-22

Seeing the resumption of wine and food events warms my heart. But in addition to the perennial events that many

Vinography Images: Sonoma Swells

The rolling hills and morning fog look like ocean swells in Gallo’s Two Rock Vineyard just outside of Cotati in

Vinography Images: Spring Silhouettes

The dark shapes of old Zinfandel vines are silhouetted against the bright yellow of mustard flowers in bloom at Beason

Vinography Images: Frost Fighter

The slope of a vineyard curves smoothly against the sky towards a low point occupied by a frost fan at

Vinography Images: The Haze

Sunlight filters through the haze across Sonoma Valley, as smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County settles over the

Vinography Images: MOG Check

The first thing you do before you start pressing the Chardonnay? You check for MOG: Material Other than Grapes. Chardonnay

Vaccinating Wine Country

A palpable sense of relief has descended upon northern California wine country. On Wednesday 7 April the counties of Napa,


Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 4/18/21

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them

case of wine

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 4/4/21

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted.

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 1/10/21

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of