Marta Heacock

Marta Heacock

Marta spends her time between her home on the West Coast and a salmon cannery on the southern tip of Alaska’s panhandle that she co-owns with her son. She frequently brings these worlds together by pairing wild Alaska salmon with Pinot Noir.

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Celebrated Sonoma and Sebastopol Wineries Reopen

By Marta Heacock

Two years after the global pandemic effectively crushed tourism for Sonoma and Sebastopol wineries, tasting rooms are opening again. The lights are coming back on. And visitors from all parts of the globe are raising a glass to celebrate the return of relative normalcy. To welcome Los Angeles-based travelers out of their homes and back…

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Sweet and Dry White Zinfandel Wines from Halleck Vineyard and Sutter Home

Sweet vs Dry White Zinfandel Wine Tasting (Review)

By Marta Heacock

Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are back at the estate in Sebastopol for a sweet and dry White Zinfandel wine tasting, and discussing about their differences, similarities, and pairing possibilities. One one side of the table, we have the wine that has come to be synonymous with White Zinfandel over the years, Sutter Home White…

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Château Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer Vs Halleck Vineyard (Wine Review)

By Marta Heacock

In this wine review, Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are in Sonoma wine tasting and talking about New World Gewürztraminers from the Russian River and Columbia Valley appellations. First on the list is 2019 Château Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer from Washington’s Columbia Valley, and then we’ll move on to the Halleck Vineyard Dry Gewürztraminer Callendrelli Vineyard…

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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir plays well with middle-of-the-road, semi-soft cheeses.

Inside the Best Wine and Cheese Tasting Sonoma Has to Offer

By Marta Heacock

These pairing suggestions from certified wine educator Jim Laughren and award-winning author offer an inspiring alternative to the cheeses we serve at our Sonoma wine tastings in Sebastopol. California Pinot Noir Wine and Cheese Pairings Whether the occasion calls for an impromptu mid-afternoon respite on a sunlit porch or a fully-fledged wine and cheese board as…

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Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir MacMurray Halleck Vineyard

Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir vs MacMurray vs Halleck Vineyard (Wine Review)

By Marta Heacock

We’re in Sonoma wine tasting and talking about Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir, MacMurray Estate, and Halleck Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Read on to find out which of these New World Pinots are best for picnics, parties, porches, and anything by candlelight.  Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir Wine Tasting Notes Because Kendall-Jackson is a major…

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