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The wine is even better than the furniture

The wine is even better than the furniture

Walking in to Silver Trident Winery in the Napa Valley town of Yountville, the first impression is that of being in someone's home (if someone's home was a Tuscan villa).  This impression was reinforced as we walked past the foyer and saw a living room, dining room, and a small library - all designed with … Continue reading The wine is even better than the furniture

Vino, Glorious Vino

Vino, Glorious Vino

One of our very first wine tasting experiences in Sonoma County was about 10 years ago at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards.  Located on Highway 121 on the eastern end of the Carneros wine region, Gloria Ferrer sits on a hill with stunning views of vineyards and the surrounding mountains.  The occasion for our first … Continue reading Vino, Glorious Vino

My 3 favorite things: cake, bread, wine

Most of the wineries we write about are family owned, small-production ventures.  Last Sunday we went to Cakebread Cellars, one of the Valley's most established wineries and one that by no measure would be considered "small production."  Annually, Cakebread produces over 150,000 cases of wine, which translates to nearly 2 million bottles.  Clearly, Cakebread is … Continue reading My 3 favorite things: cake, bread, wine

At Moshin Vineyards gravity is good for the wine

At Moshin Vineyards gravity is good for the wine

We usually don’t think of wine and gravity going together.  When I knock over a glass of wine, gravity causes the precious juice to fall to the floor.  Or worse yet, when the 2014 Napa earthquake struck, gravity maliciously conspired with shaking of the Earth to cause many bottles of wine to plummet to their … Continue reading At Moshin Vineyards gravity is good for the wine

This shack sells fantastic grape juice

This shack sells fantastic grape juice

Westside Road winds and meanders its way through Sonoma County's wine region, on some stretches moving East-West and along others North-South.  In all of its directions and gyrations, Westside Road takes its travelers past some of the best wineries in Sonoma's impressive wine region. The Westside Wine Trail, as it's also known, starts in the … Continue reading This shack sells fantastic grape juice