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Merryvale Vineyards of St. Helena, California | Historic Napa Valley Winery

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, Merryvale Vineyards has been turning exceptional Napa fruit into world-class wine for almost 30 years. The historic winery was the first one built in the Napa Valley following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and it has become a must-see destination for visitors to the valley.... Read More

Sanford Winery & Vineyards | Transformed by the Terlato Family

Sep 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Sanford Winery & Vineyards planted the first Pinot Noir vines in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills, a region now heralded for that varietal. Five years later, the winery released its first wine, giving critics the first taste of the potential of Santa Barbara wine country—an area where cool morning fog gives way to warm afternoons—providing an ideal climate for the classic Burgundian varietals, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.... Read More

Paso Robles Wine Country's Suave New Spokesperson | Paso Wine Guy

Sep 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

New York City was introduced to Paso Wine Guy last week, in a boisterous dinner at City Winery in the heart of Manhattan. Even the most impassioned jam-band renderings of 70s rock tunes in the main room could not compete with the booming good cheer of Paso Robles' new spokesperson — his voice every bit as fruity, full-bodied and potent as the country reds for which this Central Coast California wine region is known.... Read More

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines of San Jose and Paso Robles, California

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The name of one of the first and most influential winegrowing pioneers on California’s Central Coast is Jerry Lohr, founder of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. J. Lohr’s estate vineyards are found in three of California’s most esteemed winegrowing regions: Monterey County, Paso Robles, and the Napa Valley.... Read More

Francis Ford Coppola Offers Up Inglenook Vintages at Christie's

Sep 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Francis Ford Coppola is now known nearly as much for his love of wine as his movies. Back in April, Coppola bought the Inglenook winery name with the stated goal of restoring the property he already owns "into America's greatest wine estate." At Christie's New York on September 24, he will auction off some of his prized wine collection including two bottles of what made this wine a legend - the famed 1941 Inglenook and a rare bottle of the 1935 vintage.... Read More

7 New Napa Valley Pioneers

Sep 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Named "Napa" by the area’s native Wappo Indians for its abundant natural resources, this fertile valley boasts a long list of dedicated pioneers. The first was George Calvert Yount who, nearly 190 years ago, established the region’s first homestead and planted its very first grapevines.... Read More

John Sarich, Culinary Director at Chateau Ste Michelle

Sep 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Maralyn D. Hill

While visiting Chateau Ste Michelle, we were fortunate to have Culinary Director, John Sarich, lead a tour of the Chateau. After discovering all this wonderful winery has to offer, we enjoyed a wine pairing, prepared especially for our International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association group.... Read More

Winery and Art Gallery in One | Trisaetum of Newberg, Oregon

Sep 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Fate, family, and fortune all played vital roles in the creation of Trisaetum (tris-say-tum), a blossoming winery located in the heart of Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge AVA. Founders James and Andrea Frey say it all began when they fell in love on their Napa Valley honeymoon—with winemaking.... Read More

Rancho Caymus Inn of Rutherford, California

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The land where Rancho Caymus Inn now stands was once awarded to pioneer George C. Yount as part of the Napa Valley’s first land grant. Today the 26-suite inn provides guests an elegant retreat in the heart of the world-famous Rutherford Bench wine country. It is lovingly owned by the winemaking Komes family who also own Flora Springs Vineyards & Winery and Toad Hollow Cellars.... Read More

Sangria Recipe From Thornton Winery

Sep 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Linda Kissam  |  1 Comment

Summer is on it’s way out — so make your way into the kitchen to recreate your own version of the beloved Sangria that is served at Thornton Winery Jazz Concerts.... Read More

Distinctive Washington White Wines

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The long, sunlit days and cool, brisk nights of a Washington summer are easy to savor. You’ll find them in the white wines made from the more than 13,500 vineyard acres of grapes that grow across the state.... Read More

Stags Leap Winery | History and Enchantment in Napa Valley

Sep 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

The majesty of Stags Leap Winery astonishes many first-time visitors. Located on the east side of the Napa Valley, the 240-acre estate rests in its own intimate valley, graced with natural beauty, historic buildings, gardens, and a legendary reputation for elegant wines that express their unique terroir.... Read More

Santiago Sommelier | A Week of Wine in Western Chile

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Chile boasts a wine industry that dates back to the 1550s when Spaniards first planted grapes there. The country contains 14 major wine regions that produce and export varietals we all know such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as more unique grapes like Carmenere. Some in the wine world even argue that Chile’s phylloxera-free vines (a boon thanks to the country’s geographic isolation) are some of the world’s purest expressions of these varietals.

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The Northern Central Coast From Summit, to Bay, to Valley

Aug 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

On the first evening of my six-day tour, I stood on the deck of Silver Mountain Vineyards’ Santa Cruz Mountain tasting room to watch the spectacular sunset.... Read More

Miraflores Winery: Tuscan Escape in Northern California

Aug 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Although Miraflores is relatively new on the wine tasting maps, it has already earned a place at the top of the savvy wine tourer’s list of places to visit. It’s just a short drive along winding country roads from the old gold rush town of Placerville until one comes upon the majestic winery, perched on a hill above undulating vineyards.... Read More

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