Blog Archives

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wine Region Profiles

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wine Buzz

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wineries of Distinction

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wine Buzz

This May, Join Vinesse & Sojourn for a Private Cycling Tour of Sonoma

If you’re a frequent reader or an active Vinesse member, you probably already know that Vinesse is about to kick off our first ever Private Cycling Tour of Sonoma Wine Country in a partnership with Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wine Buzz

It’s Tough to Top Sonoma

If you haven’t already heard, Vinesse is offering the chance to go on a guided private biking tour of Sonoma wine country with Vinesse members and staff. The trip takes place May 31st through June 5th of this year and

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

A Holiday Wine Country Vacation Planner

Two boxes of holiday greeting cards are sitting on the floor next to my desk. The cards are waiting patiently to be opened, written on, placed in envelopes, sealed, addressed, stamped and mailed. Yes, I’m one of those people who

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Editor's Journal

Forchini Winery: A True American Success Story

From estate-grown to estate-bottled, Forchini Vineyards & Winery is a small, family owned and operated winery committed to making distinctive wines from historic vineyards in the Dry Creek and Russian River Valley appellations of Sonoma County. Having been grape growers

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Wineries of Distinction
Members-only Wine sampler specials delivered straight to your inbox via our Cyber Circle newsletter.

Archives