Discover Arizona's Grapes With Wine-Tasting Events & Wine Making Classes at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While you may not immediately associate Arizona with good wine, the high desert actually produces a climate similar to that of California’s wine country, making it a great location for wineries. In the fall of 2014, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards opened their tasting room in downtown Scottsdale featuring wines from their 40-acre vineyard in the Chiricahua Foothills of Southeastern Arizona.

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Napa Valley's Five-Star Calistoga Ranch Acquired by Auberge Resorts

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Last week, an agreement was made between Auberge Resorts, Adventurous Journeys Capital Parnters, and vintners Bill Foley and Michael Uytengsu to acquire Napa Valley’s award-winning Calistoga Ranch. Auberge has been operating the five-star property since it opened in 2004, which has frequently been named as one of the best resorts in the world and featured on coveted lists by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

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Meet the Dogs of Temecula Wine Country

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Warm days, cool nights and vineyards as far as the eye can see. With an ideal coastal climate and pristine growing conditions, the state of California is known for having harvested some of the best vintages throughout the western world.... Read More

Wine Regions With Cultural Cachet

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

As industry experts advised in our “Wine Country Tips” travel piece earlier this year, it’s not smart to plan a wine tasting tour where each day is packed with back-to-back tastings. It wears out the palate...or worse. Three wineries per day is a good maximum number for the amateur wine aficionado. And what should you do with the rest of the time? More than dining and napping, if you choose.... Read More

Horton Vineyards of Gordonsville, Virginia | Producing 20 Grape Varieties on 100 Acres

Nov 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Twenty years have passed since the first crop of grapes was harvested at Horton Vineyards and made into wine. Since then, the original 55 acres founded by Dennis Horton and longtime business partner Joan Bieda, have expanded to 100, with more than 20 grape varieties under cultivation. But that’s not what sets Horton Vineyards apart.... Read More

Salvatore Ferragamo's Il Borro Winery in Tuscany

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Salvatore Ferragamo name has long been associated with careful craftsmanship, especially in the art of shoemaking. The family has since expanded their love of the finer things in life to winemaking, with the Il Borro Winery in the Tuscan region of Italy.... Read More

Family Friendly Sonoma County

Aug 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wine touring isn’t just for grownups anymore. At least it’s not in Sonoma County, where familystyle is always "in." So pack a picnic and bring everyone along. Rent a bike to see the sights, stroll around the quaint towns on foot, or head to the countryside for horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, or a hot air balloon ride.... Read More

Sequoia Grove Winery to Release It's Inaugural Vintage, Cambium

Aug 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

We follow the big wine trends and regularly jetset to various wine regions across the globe, but one of our favorite things to do is find fabulous discoveries right here at home in the U.S. That’s why we’re letting you in on a little pre-sale wine secret. In September, one of our favorite boutique, family-owned wineries up in Napa, Sequoia Grove, will be releasing its inaugural vintage of a wine called Cambium.... Read More

Guide to Southern California's Best Wineries

Mar 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Ryan Eisenacher  |  2 Comments

Somewhere between the beginning of time and the Book of Genesis, the invention of wine came to fruition. Ancient Greeks offered it during celebrations, the Catholic Church utilized it during Mass and Egyptians used it for funerary rituals. And while many historians believe that its discovery was actually an accident, wine has played a fascinating role in many cultures over a span of thousands of years.... Read More

Best Places to Wine, Dine & Play in Paso Robles

Sep 20, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in California: With each passing year, the adventure of wine tasting in Paso Robles grows richer with possibilities.... Read More

Mount Veeder Winery: Distinctive California Wines

Sep 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Food & Spirits: As one of the first California wineries to plant all five varieties of Bordeaux, Mount Veeder produces distinctive wines with elegant tastes. The 2005 Mount Veeder Reserve is crafted from small lots of very concentrated fruits to produce a wine with a deep color and complex nose of berries, coffee cassis, with hints of licorice, vanilla and cocoa.... Read More

Côtes du Rhône: Wine and Wonders of France

May 10, 2010  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Food & Spirts: Shhhh! It's a bit of a secret — Côtes du Rhône wine. Until I traveled to the Rhône Valley in Provence and made the discovery myself, I had little knowledge of this remarkable landscape's produce - the cuvée and cuisine - reflective... Read More

The Best San Diego Winery Dining: Going Gourmet in Temecula Valley

Apr 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries: In the middle of Southern California’s Temecula Valley there stands a solid granite monument bearing the names of dozens of early pioneers who traveled bravely through this unknown region in search of something new and exciting.... Read More

Winery Review: Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards in Oregon

Mar 24, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Wineries in Oregon: Ever since Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards was established in 1987, the even hand of Winemaker Don Lange has been praised far and wide.... Read More

Spa Review: Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma County

Mar 24, 2010  |   Contributor: Touring & Tasting

Luxury Spas: Even after it has been voted Top Resort Mainland-U.S. and named one of the top three spas in the United States by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Kenwood Inn and Spa continues to exceed the loftiest expectations. And, as one of... Read More

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