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Grassini Family Vineyards in the Heart of Santa Ynez Valley

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

At the start of the new millennium, Larry Grassini, a lover of fine Bordeaux, decided to plant a vineyard on his ranch in Happy Canyon. He and his wife, Sharon, purchased the land back in the 1980s to serve as a family retreat... Read More

The Bernardus Lodge Rejuvenates the Renowned Marinus Restaurant

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Bernardus Lodge, located on 26 acres of vineyards and lavender in Carmel Valley and home to the Marinus restaurant, will soon relaunch the renowned establishment to reflect a new era of dining. With the help of New York’s Charlie Akwa design team, Chef Cal Stamenov hopes to match Marinus’ beautiful new interior with an equally refined menu. The classic white linen table clothes and ultra traditional service is being revised to meet new dining trends which lean towards elegant, yet slightly less formal.... Read More

Wine Tasting in St. Clement Vineyards' Historic Napa Valley Estate

Apr 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The short path from the parking lot to the charming Victorian house that houses St. Clement Vineyards’ tasting room is steep, but worth every step. The landmark Napa Valley estate, established in 1878 by the San Francisco stained glass merchant Fritz Rosenbaum, was one of the first bonded wineries in the Napa Valley.... Read More

7 Top Wine Regions to Watch

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting  |  1 Comment

Nearly everywhere we turn we find another great area to tour, taste, and stay! Here are our seven top regions to watch — and visit — in the summer and fall of 2011.... Read More

K Vintners & Charles Smith Wines of Walla Walla, Washington

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Before the founder of K Vintners and Charles Smith Wines, Charles Smith, first rode through Walla Walla on his motorcycle, he managed rock bands in Denmark. He returned to Walla Walla just a few years later to plant a vineyard, establish a winery, and start rocking the wine world with his outstanding wines.... Read More

Gershon Bachnus Winery: Tuscany in Temecula

Jun 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

City Guides: Tuscany meets Temecula at Gershon Bachus Vintners (GBV). The winery is located in the enthralling hills of the De Portola wine trail, where ocean breezes roll over coastal mountains creating the perfect spot for luxury wine tasting.... Read More

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