Tag: pinot noir

Maybe making wine is rocket science after all

Maybe making wine is rocket science after all

We recently ran across a book whose title asserts "wine is not rocket science."  After our recent trip to Oregon's Willamette Valley, we are not so sure.  One of the wineries we visited as we were scouting wines for our Topochines Vino Wine Store is Vidon Vineyard, located just outside of the town of Newburg in the … Continue reading Maybe making wine is rocket science after all

A pretty nice hill in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

A pretty nice hill in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Just before Thanksgiving we made a trip to Oregon's Willamette Valley wine region to scout out unique wines for our Topochines Vino wine store.  As our "home base" for our five-day trip, we stayed at Youngberg Hill Inn, easily our favorite place to stay in all of Willamette Valley.  This was not our first time staying … Continue reading A pretty nice hill in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

We have been to some pretty cool places and met some very compelling people through our blogging and wine importing activities.  Last week, we had an experience that shot to the top of our list of "wow" moments:  lunch with Cary Gott.  Those that work in the California wine industry or have any serious connection … Continue reading Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

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