I’m a freelance wine, food, lifestyle and travel writer focusing, generally, on Sonoma County wine country but occasionally venturing to other wonderful California appellations.
My photographer is my wife who loves nothing more than getting out there and experiencing the world, no matter if it’s a destination close to home, a road trip, or a journey to romantic international destinations.
One major exception to our California focus is our annual treks (the past three years) to the Italian countryside including Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Liguria. This year’s trip will include Piemonte, Lombardi, Veneto and, again, Liguria. We love these slow food and wine adventures and hope our subscribers will, as well.
Why, “Seasons of Sonoma”? As native easterners, we initially missed the four seasons we had enjoyed in our growing up years. It wasn’t too long after arriving in California that we discovered that there are highly recognizable seasonal changes occurring around us. You just have to pay attention and enjoy the subtle and some not so subtle changes. In wine country, those changes can be very dramatic. From the stark and apparently barren vines in winter, to the glorious explosion of foliage in the spring to the wonderful sights of berry clusters that magically appear in the summer and then the dramatic colors of autumn that can rival any leaf peeking ready hillside in Vermont or Pennsylvania. And it is not just the vines that signal the seasons but also the activity that is occurring in the vineyards and the crush facilities. I will do my best to provide my sensory experiences in word pictures as we enjoy living our wine country dream.
Join us as we explore new terroir and discover, perhaps well-known, but more likely special, small, and not so well-known venues, wineries and kitchens.
Here are my disclaimers: This is a personal blog. My opinions are my own, and do not represent the opinions of anyone else. I may use affiliate links. I do not endorse any products for a fee. If I attend any sponsored functions I’ll state that I was a guest of the sponsor. I appreciate comments from others, but cannot be responsible for their content. Please contact me immediately with a request to remove any incorrect information by commenting on the specific blog in question.
Most of all, we hope you enjoy our experiences and that they will encourage you to get out of your routine and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Seasons of Sonoma.