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


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It's go-time... harvest along the Wine Road

A treat for the senses - the excitement is palpable as the grapes are picked throughout the night, crush pads are buzzing with activity and winemakers are walking vineyards in the early morning fog, visualizing this next vintage.
Plan your visit, reserve your tasting experiences, book your room, don't miss out on the most exciting time of the year to visit along the Wine Road. Even a drive along the Wine Road can be energizing this time of year. Treat yourself to a change of scenery.
Thank you to everyone that wrote to us, or called our office to check-in. We are fine, all of our wineries and lodgings are safe. Many were evacuated, but all evacuation orders have been lifted. Some of our members and their employees suffered the loss of their homes or property. We are a resilient group and we are here supporting each other.  Once again we are thankful for the first responders, not only from Sonoma County but the folks that came from near and far to help. We are forever grateful. If you would like to help with donations, we are working with CA Wine Strong and directing our donations to our Sonoma County Grapegrowers Foundation, Resilience Fund.

Chardonnay - Our Varietal of the Month

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most planted white grapes. Its many styles, from creamy to bright, oaked or unoaked, make it a versatile choice for a variety of pairings. Chardonnay is typically full to medium in body and acidity with low to no tannins. From bold and rich, to lean and lithe it’s guaranteed you’ll find a Chardonnay to suit your palette.

Here are capsule reviews of Chardonnay wines you may find along the Wine Road.
If you are not quite ready to go wine tasting, you can always order ahead, either online or by phone, then schedule a time to do a "drive-by" pick up. This is a list of wineries offering curbside pick-up.

Multi-generational Family Wineries - Part 2

Letizia and Alberto Rafanelli, and their son Americo
Bill and Bob Kreck during the early years of the winery
Last month’s blog began this series on multi-generational family wineries along the Wine Road. We’ve had great feedback from so many folks who’ve enjoyed learning about the rich histories of these family-owned and operated businesses. Time now to explore five more multi-generational family wineries and their stories. 
Meet the Rafanelli, Kreck, Peterson, Davis, and Rued families     ...Continue reading

Wine Road lodgings are open and looking forward to seeing you.
We understand you want to stick close to home, so go ahead and plan that short road trip or staycation.  We've got you covered. From Airstream trailers to Victorian Bed & Breakfasts, Wine Country Inns to contemporary hotels and motels - find YOUR room and plan your get-away. Wine Road Lodgings

Wine Road Podcast, stay connected, listen in...

Mary Roy
 Capo Creek Winery
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Over 100 episodes to explore!
Sarah & Mark
Bricoleur Vineyards
Teaser for those that read to the bottom. We are about to send out details for our "Virtual Wine & Food Affair 2020".  We'll be selling mixed cases, sharing winemaker videos and tasting along with you from home, Nov. 7-8. Stay tuned for details.

We are grateful for our amazing partners, who have helped us in a variety of ways, as we navigate our way through these unprecedented times.

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