Perfect rows of vineyards on a spring day in Sonoma Valley Wine Country
Sonoma Valley and the Heritage of California Wine
Located just 45 minutes north of San Francisco, Sonoma Valley is a picturesque wine region combining world-renowned wines with inviting country charm.  But it rarely receives the credit it deserves for its role in in establishing Northern California as a world class wine region - in large part because neighboring Napa Valley stepped into the international spotlight after besting French wines in the famous 1976 “Judgement of Paris.” But a glimpse at the history of California wine reveals that Sonoma Valley is unmatched in its role as California’s pioneering region for premium winemaking.  ... Continue reading...
newly planted vineyards at first light in Temecula Valley
Three Temecula Wineries You've Never Heard Of (but you should have)
Sure, you've probably heard of venerable Callaway Winery, whose wines first gained national attention when served to the Queen of England at a White House Dinner. Maybe you've toasted a new bride and groom with Wilson Creek's ubiquitous Almond Champagne. And surely you know something about all-encompassing South Coast Winery Resort and Spa, a three-time California Winery of the Year.  But few know the full diversity of Temecula Valley Wine Country. It's difficult to keep up. During the past decade, the number of Temecula wineries has increased by an average of two per year, and now you can ... Continue reading...