Goosecross Cellars, Yountville

Goosecross was THE perfect stop from the 29 as we made our way over to the Silverado Trail from downtown Yountville, the home of Thomas Keller's French Laundry, and literally the heart of the Napa Valley. The trail is loaded with some of the best wineries and a beautiful drive right the base of the... Continue Reading →

Matanzas Creek, Bennett Valley

I found myself at this winery when I was leaving downtown Santa Rosa, not far from the 101 but still a windy little adventure. You'll be led to a magical place surrounded by mountain peaks on all sides, this enchanting feeling you're entering a storybook setting. Bennett Valley is one of the most romantic AVA's... Continue Reading →

Artesa, Napa

Artesa is a great stop, again as you're heading north into wine country. A solid good day and a day I do often is a big brunch at Boonfly Cafe (order the BLTE, to DIE for), Domaine Carneros, Saintsbury and Artesa. They're all in close enough proximity to require less drive time and each have their... Continue Reading →

Saintsbury, Carneros

I can't even begin to say how grateful I am for the experience I stumbled upon at Saintsbury. So unique because I got to meet cellar master, Jaime and his cellar hand Martin while topping off barrels of the 2017 vintage where they let me taste through them ALL (should've taken a cab). From these barrels the... Continue Reading →

Domaine Carneros, Sonoma – Sparkling

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 party. I'll begin with an introduction over Champagne and continue with a selection of... 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 →

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