Andis Wines

April 13, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

A Splash of Modern in Old Amador A visit here is to venture into the best of the old and the new of the Sierra Foothills wine scene. Founded in 2010 by Andy Friedlander and Janis Akuna, the Andis winery is a modern state of the art “green” designed winery with a focus not only […]

Saini Vineyards

February 11, 2020 | By Glenda Cunningham

When you’re feeling the need to ditch over the top extravagance in favor of some authentic old family pedigree and old-vine to bottle quality then set your sights on Saini Vineyards right in the scenic heart of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Mike Saini is the embodiment of Zinfandel farming cred, a fourth generation rancher and […]

Beltane Ranch

February 11, 2020 | By Glenda Cunningham

Bricoleur Vineyards

February 11, 2020 | By Glenda Cunningham

No plan? Noooo problem!  The visionary founders behind Bricoleur are Sonoma natives Mark and Elizabeth Hanson who chose a winery name that means “without a plan” and a tour at this elaborate estate leaves the impression that the Hansons are just getting started! This new winery and events venue near Windsor has it all: 22 […]

R&B Cellars

November 1, 2019 | By Glenda Cunningham

Trentadue

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

With its long driveway bordered by vineyards, expansive grounds and Italianate style, Trentadue feels like a grand European estate.  Trentadue (pron.Trenta-do) is one of Sonoma County’s most beloved family wine estates and gets credit for ushering in the post-Prohibition, modern era of Alexander Valley. As far back as 1954, Leo and Evelyn Trentadue decided to […]

V. Sattui Winery

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Hard to judge which historical wine story is more impressive: Original V. Sattui or modern V. Sattui. The original V. Sattui Winery was founded in San Francisco 1885 by newly-arrived immigrants from Italy, Vittorio and Katerina Sattui. Modern era V. Sattui (V. Sattui 2.0) was founded by Vittorio and Katerina’s great grandson, Dario Sattui, in […]

St. Francis Winery

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

With its classic mediterranean architecture, gardens, and belltower St. Francis Winery has become a classic Sonoma icon nestled beside the dramatic Mayacamas Mountains in Kenwood. And St. Francis’s wines and food experiences do full justice to its breathtaking setting! For wine country sightseers, this is one of the best mountain meets vineyard views in Sonoma […]

Simoncini Vineyards

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines | Vigilance Vineyards

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Make for “the lake!” Zinfandel interested people and wine fans in general need to catch up and head out to Lake County and Shannon Ridge Winery, in particular, where one man, Clay Shannon, is on a mission to refresh and re-invent this interior mountain AVA known best for being home to the largest freshwater lake […]

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