2017 Zinfandel Experience • Finally made it to the "R's" and happened upon R & B Cellars. What a great tasting where the wine is made like music in a completely unexpected location. I'm almost at the back wall of the venue and loving every adventure along the way.
2017 Zinfandel Experience • Where to go to next? Found my way to the M's and got excited! I could see the back of the Exhibit Hall and thought I was going to make a final push to get to the Z's! It wasn't to be. After multiple recommendations from people, I had to go back and try Hartford despite their constantly busy table all day.
2017 Zinfandel Experience ZinEx Episode 4! Finished up my fantastic tasting at Ballentine Vineyards. That's great juice! Love what they are doing in St. Helena, CA. Always a great time on my tasting adventures at the ZinExperience on San Francisco's Pier 27.
2017 Zinfandel Experience • I took a fantastic recommendation from another wine enthusiast, changed my direction, and had a fantastic tasting with Ballentine Vineyards. The tasting adventure at the ZinExperience on San Francisco's Pier 27 is outstanding!
In September of this year I headed to Napa to meet a few new wineries. My visit took me to the busy “HWY” side of Napa Valley as opposed to the (Silverado) “Trail” side. The HWY side is generally busier and more crowded and I don’t like crowds nor busy when tasting. However, I have […]
It was a wonderful, not too balmy, summer afternoon, when I finally made it back to Ridge Vineyards. I first visited Ridge while attending the ZAP Simply Summer Celebration in 2014. The event was held in their beautiful vineyard so I never got a chance to visit their tasting room nor taste any of their […]
Acquiesce Vineyards • Lodi, CA In my wine adventures, I strive to visit as many new wineries as possible. I think I’ve become a bit compulsive. However, I must admit that I have come to appreciate revisiting wineries more and more. (Never thought I would admit that.) On return visits, you see, hear and feel […]
Red Lily Vineyards • Southern, OR Oregon has become an absolute wine destination. Willamette Valley has led this charge with a consistent track record for pumping our great Pinots. However, just North of the California border, in the shadow of Mount Shasta, lie the towns of Ashland and Medford. These two small towns are surrounded […]