Tag Archives: Sonoma

Grapes from 3 States take honors: 2018 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

The 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition,  held at Cloverdale, CA’s historic Citrus Fair last week, is now in the record books. More than 6,900 American wines, from thirty-five (35) States, were entered into this year’s competition and after 3.5 … Continue reading

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North Coast Wine Country is open for business

Despite the recent tragic, and very destructive wildfires, in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties, the California North Coast wine country is open and excited to receive your business. October and November are typically the most important months for tourism in … Continue reading

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Michelin Star in Guerneville: Applewood Inn Restaurant

It is a dichotomy that the wine country, which is fundamentally rural farm country, might also provide the foundation for fine dining venues.  Unlike the farm country of the central valley, Sonoma wine country is both rural and cosmopolitan.  This … Continue reading

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Where the redwoods meet the vineyards: Cloverdale

Cloverdale is a smaller city (about 9,000 souls) in northern Sonoma County but their Friday Night Live (FNL) series continues to hit the mark!  Organizer, Cloverdale Arts Alliance, and event coordinator, Mark Tharrington, bring great talent and fun activities to the scene. Beginning with a Cloverdale Certified Farmer’s … Continue reading

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Skipstone Ranch: Because they love what they do!!

There are so many unique and high quality wines produced along The Wine Road surrounding Healdsburg but none more special than Skipstone Ranch.  Nestled in the rolling hills south-east of Geyserville, Skipstone is the love child of entrepreneur and Cypriot … Continue reading

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Harvest – Sonoma Film Fest Screens Sonoma Documentary

Friday was a big day and night at the 15th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival with continued screenings at the eight (8) venues around the Sonoma Plaza.  The crowds were very large and also very appreciative of the films presented … Continue reading

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Barrel Tasting Weekend “Part Deux” – March 4th 2012

Last weekend (2-4 March) and again this coming weekend (9-11 March) comprise the 34th Annual Northern Sonoma County barrel tasting weekends.  They are two of the premier wine tasting weekends sponsored by the Wine Road of Northern Sonoma County and they … Continue reading

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34th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekends – Saturday March 3rd

Some events in wine country come and go but Barrel Tasting sponsored by the Wine Road, is not one of them.  Last weekend (2-4 March) and again next weekend (9-11 March) are the 34th Annual Northern Sonoma County barrel tasting … Continue reading

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Vin Couture Lounge – A flight above!

When it comes to tasting rooms and lounges, Vin Couture is a flight above.  Literally!! The brain child of Kelley Anne Dove, a long time wine marketing professional and high-end event planner, Vin Couture Lounge is located on the 2nd floor of … Continue reading

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Vino di Amore – Cloverdale Raises the Bar!!

Cloverdale is the latest Wine Country locale to add a hot new tasting room, wine bar and lounge.  Located at 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd, Vino di Amore is owned and operated by Ted and Deanna Starr.  The Starr’s also own the … Continue reading

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