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David Gates, Eric Baugher, Paul Draper, and John Olney Still Zinful After All These Years

Still Zinful After All These Years

Atop the Santa Cruz Mountains at the end of a long, winding dirt road you’ll find Ridge Vineyards. They have been around as long as we’ve been in California. In fact, their website says the winery began its modern incarnation in 1962. […]

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Ziggy

Sojourn Cellars, Ziggy, and TCA

At the August 17 Family Winemakers tasting in San Mateo, we discovered Sojourn Cellars and their excellent pinot noir. While doing research on Sojourn’s website we ran across the story of Ziggy, “The Love Dog” and official canine of the […]

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Domaine William Fevre Vineyards And Village Chablis at Artisan

Chablis at Artisan

We hesitated before accepting this invitation from our friends at Artisan Wine Depot. As members of the baby boom generation, our taste buds have deteriorated along with some of our other faculties. We feared that our taste buds might not […]

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Rob Murray

Rob Murray Won’t Be Easy to Find

Rob Murray Vineyards rounds out our top six from the Family Winemakers Tasting August 17.  Despite bottling under four labels, production is fairly small, usually under 500 cases per wine variety per label.  If you’re looking for a specific wine, […]

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The Original Maggy Hawk Maggy Hawk Offers Money, Story, Marketing and Great Wine

Maggy Hawk Offers Money, Story, Marketing and Great Wine

You will learn precious little about Maggy Hawk from their website. In order to buy their wine you must join their “Collector” group. E-mail Brooke Gadke to be added to this list. (See Brooke’s instructions in the right margin.) This places […]

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