Wine Tasting


I would like to introduce you to a grape growing area you likely haven’t heard of: the West Sonoma Coast. Chances are you’ve seen plenty of wines labeled “Sonoma Coast,” but that AVA (American Viticultural Area) encompasses more than 500,000 acres of land and includes vineyards more than an hour from the coast. So what [...]

When you think of summer wine festivals, does your mind go to sunshine? Of course it does! Well, leave it to me to recommend wine festivals in August that take place in two of the coldest, foggiest summer climates in the world: the Sonoma Coast and San Francisco. Cold weather is not a guarantee; I [...]

Spring has arrived and it’s time for a road trip. Some of my favorite wine regions are stunning at this time of year. Places like the Sierra Foothills and Santa Cruz Mountains offer endless opportunities for adventure from wine tasting to hiking to zip-lining through a redwood forest. You won’t want to rush. Take the [...]

Whether driving through the Santa Cruz Mountains or exploring hundreds of wineries in one San Francisco location, these events cover a broad range of wines, vineyards and styles. The best part about attending any of these is meeting the talented people behind the wines. FEATURED EVENT: IN PURSUIT OF BALANCE, March 19 San Francisco In [...]

There really isn’t a bad season to go to wine country. In fact, I recommend visiting your favorite wine regions throughout the year to see how the landscape changes. Fall, of course, is an exciting time because the vines are loaded with grapes. And when harvest is over, the leaves change colors, lighting up vineyards in [...]

If you are like me, you’re feeling the post-holiday blues and need something fun to look forward to. There are plenty of activities in wine country this month that will give you a reason to get out and explore. Check out new regions, taste with winemakers, discover new restaurants and learn. Most of the events [...]