Eric Schwartzman

Eric Schwartzman

Eric Schwartzman is editor of the Sonoma Wine Tasting Blog. His contributions have been published in the Fast Company, Tech Crunch, Healdsburg Tribune, Marin Pacific Sun and others. He is a twice published nonfiction author and served as a special digital communications advisor at the US Dept of State during COP 21, the Paris Climate Agreement.

Best Time to Visit Wine Country

By Eric Schwartzman

“The odds are against every farmer. All the time,” says Samantha Dorsey, president of McEvoy Ranch on the Point Reyes Petaluma Highway. And finding a way to overcome those odds in the age of climate change and create a top-tier, artisanal product has become increasingly challenging.  Over the last three years, two of the top…

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Wine Dinner at La Mar

By Eric Schwartzman

This Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6pm La Mar on The Embarcadero in San Francisco will be hosting a special wine dinner with Halleck Vineyard. Executive Chef Victoriano Lopez, Sous Chef Ricardo Younis and Vintner Ross Halleck will pair cool climate Sonoma wines paired with La Mar’s award-winning Peruvian cuisine for an intimate sit-down dinner in…

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Catapult Vineyards at sunrise in the Petaluma Gap AVA

Impact of Climate Change on the Petaluma Gap AVA

By Eric Schwartzman

Petaluma Gap AVA wines are said to have a bit more balance and refinement because the wind hardens and thickens the grape skins producing more tannins, which render the feeling of texture in your mouth. The microclimate produces wine with a combination of freshness, refinement and elegance with more intensity from the tannins.  But like…

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  1. Vintner Dinner at La Mar

    August 18 @ 6:00 pm
  2. Halleck Vineyard Harvest Lunch and Library Tasting

    October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm