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Our Weekend in Sonoma and Napa

We traveled north on February 17. Our main objective was the Spire Collection tasting of wines from Maggy Hawk. A full review will be coming shortly. This is the overview of our weekend in Sonoma and Napa counties. The Spire […]

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Matt and Mary Elke

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival day 2 part 2

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 1, 2, and 3: Part 1: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 2: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 3: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-1/ And

Knez Tasting Room

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Day 2 Part 1

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 1, 2, and 4: Part 1: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 2: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 4: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-2/   [Update November 6

The Venue at Goldeneye Winery Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 2, 3, and 4: Part 2: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 3: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-1/ Part 4: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-2/ The third weekend

The Canyon Villa

Please Vote For The Canyon Villa

USA Today  is running a competition for "Best Wine Country Hotel."  We urge everyone to vote for The Canyon Villa in Paso Robles.  We have stayed at this

Venteux Tasting Room with vintage trucks

Four More From Paso Robles

Our not-so-recent trip to Paso Robles featured the newly-revitalized Canyon Villa and Field Recordings Winery. In this second review we'll look at two old favorites (Jack Creek Cellars

Field Recordings in Paso Robles

Field Recordings in Paso Robles

We spent a long July 10 weekend in Paso Robles. Naturally we spent two afternoons visiting wineries. Our exciting newcomer is Field Recordings. More on those folks in

Dante Robere's Dan Rosenberg An Afternoon in the Livermore Valley

An Afternoon in the Livermore Valley

[Edited May 18 per a correction from Steve Burman of 3Steves Winery.] On June 1, we traveled to the Livermore Valley. Our excuse was that we needed to pick

Garagiste Festival

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival Part III: A Second Circuit

During the Saturday Grand Tasting at Windfall Farms, we made two circuits of the wineries.  The first iteration was for pinot noir.  The second was for GSM and

The Grand Tasting Venue

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival Part II: Saturday With Pinot Noir

[Updated January 19, 2014 with improved description of the role of the Cal Poly wine program.] The Saturday Grand Tasting was held at Windfall Farms, a venue that appeared

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