What's new along the Wine Road
What's new along the Wine Road

NEWS for DECEMBER 2018

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2019 will be our 27th Annual Winter WINEland! We look forward to this event every year. After the hectic holiday season, Winter WINEland is a fun weekend to relax, enjoy great wine, explore the vineyards in the off-season and take in all of the beauty that surrounds us along the Wine Road. For details and tickets, click HERE.

Festive Open Houses

This is the time of year when our member wineries throw open their winery doors and host beautiful and plentiful holiday open houses. We put out a call to see just who is doing what.  In December you will find something special to do every weekend. Several events connect with the Redwood Empire Food Bank, they take place during the day, some are evening events, and others are family friendly. There is something for everyone! Check out our complete list HERE.

Holiday Hours

If you are planning to head out for some wine tasting along the Wine Road during this busy holiday season, we've collected some winery hours for you. We will continue to update this and post it on the home page of WineRoad.com, but for now, you can download the hours HERE.

Along the Wine Road 

Finding the perfect place to stay when traveling can be daunting and time consuming. But, not if you turn to the Wine Road website and concierge service. These tools make it easy to find the perfect lodging that fits your criteria along the Wine Road. The diversity in types of lodgings, amenities, locations, and price ranges allows any visitor to find the perfect fit. Let’s explore some of the options, giving you a flavor of what else you might find tucked along the Wine Road.

Close In But Feels Miles Away

Daily life includes a lot of noise, commotion, and travel stress. Leaving all that behind can be a top priority while on a Wine Country getaway. A stay along the Wine Road can put you near the heart of the action, yet far away from the hustle and bustle. There are many options that are only minutes from a town, yet feel secluded and peaceful.

Inn at Occidental is located in the heart of the hamlet of Occidental. The serenity of the gardens, sitting porches and grounds are the perfect backdrop for leaving the world work and its worries behind.
The Applewood Inn & Spa is just minutes from Guerneville, but far enough out that the quiet of the surrounding redwood trees is palpable. The inn has the enchantment of a Mediterranean villa just minutes from the Russian River, quaint towns, a variety of dining options, and, of course, excellent wine tasting options just a short drive away. If you are celebrating something special, the Applewood staff will arrange long stem roses, chocolates, a cheese course, or sparkling wine awaiting your arrival. You can also order a picnic for your wine tasting adventures.


A Peek Behind the Scenes 

If you missed our "behind the scenes" look at Barrel Tasting, check out this episode of Winemakers Uncorked which aired on KPIX in San Francisco on October 7th. 


Barrel Tasting is March 1-3 & 8-10. This year we have even added a Toast the Future reception on March 1st & 8th. 
Life Opens Up in Sonoma County - In this episode Beth and Marcy chat with Claudia Vecchio, President/CEO of Sonoma County Tourism. The ladies talk about all things Sonoma County while sipping a 2015 zinfandel from Limerick Lane. Beth shares her birthday gift as the item of the day and Marcy has a fun book of the day encouraging travel and wine. Hop on SonomaCounty.com to check out all the upcoming events before your visit.
Our podcast won another award, "Top 30 Wine Podcasts". This is the list. We're so excited, this may call for another glass of bubbles.

These podcasts are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search rankin, influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media site, quality and consistency of posts and Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review
Holiday Events in Sonoma County - In this episode Beth and Marcy chat with Shana Bull a Digital Storyteller. Shana is the Master in Social Media Marketing through Storytelling, Images, and Ideas. The ladies talk about Holiday Celebrations throughout Sonoma County. Shana brought a Brut Rosé from Iron Horse Vineyards called Gratitude to share. $5 of each bottle goes to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. The Holiday conversation continues and then Marcy shares her Prosecco-centric book and item of the day.

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