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Alexander Valley’s Ascent to Wine World Star Status

In 1841, Cyrus Alexander arrived in an untamed valley to manage the Sotoyome Rancho, a Mexican land grant owned by a San Diego sea captain, Henry Delano Fitch, and his wife, Josefa Carrillo. As payment for his services, Alexander received

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Uncovering California’s Hidden Wine Gems

There are more wineries in California than there are chocolate makers in Switzerland. But like Swiss chocolatiers, the wineries range in size from ultra-small to gigantic. According to Wine Institute, “Bonded winery premises include every licensed production facility of single

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MacRostie Estate House: Setting a New Standard

Over the past three decades, MacRostie Winery and Vineyards has established itself as one of the Sonoma Coast of California’s defining wineries, and a leader in a bright, balanced and age-worthy style of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Today, MacRostie is

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3 Romantic Sonoma County Wineries… to the Rescue

Has anyone else noticed that Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day are falling on back-to-back days this year? Not being the superstitious type, and very secure in my relationship, I’m not too worried about it. But it does seem like

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