Rusack Vineyards

March 11, 2022 | By Glenda Cunningham

Don’t overlook Southern California on your travels around California’s diverse Zinfandel regions – and Santa Barbara’s Ballard Canyon AVA, in particular. There are a few unexpected Zinfandels waiting to be discovered among the oak-studded hills and valleys and islands (yes, islands) in a region now known primarily for Syrahs, Chardonnays and Pinot noirs. Geoff and […]

Trestle Glen Vineyards

March 11, 2022 | By Glenda Cunningham

Trestle Glen Vineyards encompasses 21 acres of the best of the Olive Hill Vineyard. Located in the southern portion of Sonoma County, this region is nestled between the Sonoma Mountain and Mayacamas Mountain ranges. Sonoma Valley enjoys cool mornings provided by the coastal influences, yet clear skies and warm afternoons provided by the mountains, ideal […]

Mount Peak Winery

February 1, 2022 | By Glenda Cunningham

The Mount Peak story begins more than a century ago at the celebrated Monte Rosso Vineyard and culminates with the revival of Mount Peak Winery, a vestige of one of California’s ghost wineries. Our wines are inspired by this great place, and we pay tribute to the extraordinary winery that once stood there by capturing […]

Bacigalupi Vineyards

January 17, 2022 | By Glenda Cunningham

When Charles and Helen Bacigalupi decided in 1956 to leave their dentistry and pharmacy careers to instead grow wine grapes in the Russian River Valley, little did they realize then that they were helping to change the course of Sonoma County wine history and contributing to the world-wide reputation of California in general. Starting with […]

Cypher Winery

November 2, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Winemaker Susan A. Mahler (affectionately known as SAM ZinPunk) grew up with a solid sense of independence via an adventure-fueled, free-range 70’s style childhood. Her love for nature was nurtured by camping in the great Northwoods, along with biking and cross-country skiing on the “Rails to Trails” prairie paths and State Parks of Illinois. A […]

Consumnes River Farm

October 22, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

With our experience & knowledge from 4 generations of family growing wine grapes in Lodi. We take pride working the soils to produce some of the best wine grapes in the region. We continue those same hardworking ideals with our family owned and operated winery dedicated to high quality wines, vinegars and olive oil. Established […]

Reichwage Winery

September 16, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Reichwage Winery aims to grow, produce, and bottle our own wines from our two estate vineyards in Western Sonoma County, Twin Hills and Mancini Ranch.  The winery was founded in 2014 to fulfill a dream of producing classically made Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Generally, we sell about half of our grapes to amicable winemakers in order […]

Charter Oak Winery

September 16, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Charter Oak Winery is a gem of Napa Valley. Like many other wineries in the valley it began as a small family operation. While it’s grown since its founding in the early 20th century by Italian immigrant Guido Ragghianti, Charter Oak is still family run, by Guido’s grandson Robert Fanucci, who continues to use much […]

Florence Vineyard

August 5, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Jack planted the first Zinfandel in what would become the new Rockpile AVA in 1994, bringing cuttings from the famous St. Peters’ Church vineyard which he farmed, and working with Kent Rosenblum to produce wines that immediately garnered attention. Jack went on to plant several neighboring vineyards through the nineties, using the same clone of […]

P Harrell Wines

June 28, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

The creation of P. Harrell Wines has emerged from my long standing passion and appreciation for wine, from the smell of freshly picked grapes after a successful harvest to sampling wines in barrel, and ultimately indulging in the enchanting wine culture with others. I love all things wine because it is one of those simple […]

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