Domaine Carneros, Sonoma

LOVE it here! ‘nuf said; However, there’s a right way to do this one.   After working in the industry for so long and never finding myself in need of purchasing wine, I finally gave in and joined their Chateau Society wine club. Not only do they have 4 tiers to choose from (so you... Continue Reading →

Viansa, Sonoma

Viansa will be short and sweet since it's not my personal favorite, although, it has all your typical wine country offerings: nick nacks, a long drive way, views, a yard with some vines and of course, a fountain (see below). I'm just not a huge fan of the sterile-feeling tasting room and boxes all over... Continue Reading →

Ram’s Gate: Carneros, Sonoma

Winter wine tasting is my absolute favorite time of year to be out in wine country. The air is crisp, the sun is most likely to be shining and the colors of the landscape are rich and vibrant. Another reason I like to head out during the colder months is the flow of tourists drastically... Continue Reading →

A Somm Experience

The Experience: What I offer is an experience for groups to learn about and taste wine whether it be team building for your employees, hosting a group curious to learn the basics or needing wine to pair with a dinner or bbq at home. I'll begin with an introduction over Champagne and continue with a... Continue Reading →

Vino & Vinyasa @ The Farm Grand Island

Second Time around for this lovely retreat. Had a beautiful evening of laughter, good food, good people and of course, good wine. Recap download version here VinoVinyasa2017 “Cozy Wines For Cooler Weather: Rich, Velvety & Full-Bodied are the Season’s Favorites…” Sparkling Sparkling - Varichon and Clerc Blanc de Blancs, France; Grape Varietals: Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Chenin,... Continue Reading →

France vs California @ The Farm Grand Island

    Today's theme at The Farm is France vs California in honor of our guests on this special occasion. The evening goes as such... 1st round: I always like to start the tasting with bubbles, it always makes a welcoming statement. 1st round: Dry Rose from Provence, France. 2nd round: Competing fresh, crisp whites... Continue Reading →

Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma – Carneros, Stop 2 This is a huge step up from Cline as you head further North up the 12. Only a couple miles away you'll find sweeping views of Carneros and the hills just west of the well-known Petaluma Gap, which has such a big influence on the wines being produced here. I was immediately comforted by... Continue Reading →

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