Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Winery.

2017 ZinEx Pt 4

April 3rd, 2017 | No Comments

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.

Ridge Vineyards • Healdsburg, Sonoma

July 17th, 2016 | No Comments

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

September 11th, 2015 | No Comments

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

August 21st, 2015 | No Comments

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 […]

Putah Creek Winery

April 14th, 2015 | No Comments

Putah Creek Winery Davis, California is a small college town just west of Sacramento on the way to San Francisco. University of California, Davis is one of the lesser known of California’s big universities. That is unless you are in the wine biz and fully understand the scope of their Viticulture program. For those of you that don’t, […]

Outpost Winery

July 19th, 2014 | No Comments

Outpost Winery • (Howell Mtn) Angwin, CA I was lucky enough to visit Outpost Winery in May of 2014.  It’s in Angwin, CA which is in the heart of Howell Mountain. (Definitely my favorite part of Napa Valley especially when the red juice is being poured.) Howell Mountain overlooks the Northern end of the Napa […]

Ripken Winery • Lodi, CA

May 5th, 2014 | No Comments

Ripken Winery • Lodi, CA Ripken Vineyards and Winery is truly what Lodi Wine is all about. Ripken is a family winery full of eclectic spirit, homespun brands and a pioneering spirit. Ripken is a great representation of what Lodi Wine is all about. When I popped in to visit on a Friday earlier this year, […]

VML – Russian River Winery • Healdsburg, CA

April 28th, 2014 | No Comments

VML – Russian River Winery • Healdsburg, CA VML Winery is located just west of the small Sonoma town of Healdsburg.  Healdsburg is approximately 60 miles north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. The tasting room is open daily from 11am – 5pm. VML is a label of Truett Hurst named after their winemaker Virginia […]

McConnell Estates Winery

February 20th, 2014 | No Comments

McConnell Estates Winery McConnell Estates is a truly family owned business.  These nice folks have been farming this area for five generations and still going strong.  The McConnell Winery is a bit of an oddity because it is considered within the Lodi appellation but the winery is  18 miles to the North in Elk Grove.  Elk […]

Silverado Vineyards

January 20th, 2014 | No Comments

Silverado Vineyards Silverado is a stunning hill top winery on the southern end of the Stags Leap District.  They offer a collection of tours and tastings for all levels of aficionados.  Many wineries in Napa have absolutely ridiculous tasting fees.  When you get millions of tasters every year, I guess you can pull it off. […]