Scott Butterfield

Scott Butterfield

Scott Butterfield is a published novelist, short story writer, and dedicated wine buyer, with over a decade of experience tasting, selecting, and selling wine to all manner of clientele. A lucky little mortal, he's been blessed to visit the chateaux of Bordeaux, the villas of Tuscany, the hillsides of Wachau, the otherworldly beauty of South Africa, New Zealand, and of course, the iconic wineries and vineyards of California, Oregon, and Washington. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Docks at Bodega Bay

Wine Tasting Near Bodega Bay: Top 8 Tasting Rooms

By Scott Butterfield

It’s now the perfect time of the year for wine tasting near Bodega Bay. This amazing area lies on a San Andreas Fault line. There’s been more recent geological upheaval here than in all of France, which sits on the relatively stable Eurasian plate. All this seismic activity has created an incredibly diverse, mineral-rich soil…

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Wine Festivals Reopening Post Lockdown

Wine Festivals: 2022-2023 Calendar

By Scott Butterfield

After a two-year lockdown, life is finally opening up again. So we scoured the web to put together this endemic 2022-2023 Wine Festival Calendar. It features 11 California Wine Festivals, including 4 in Sonoma and Napa, and 2 in Santa Barbara. Plus Nantucket, Oregon, and Colorado wine festivals, and a wine festival reopening in France.…

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The Barlowe in downtown Sebastopol offers an eclectic mix on wine tasting rooms, restaurants and shops.

Top 12 Sebastopol Wine Tasting Spots (with Map)

By Scott Butterfield

For over one hundred and fifty years, the town of Sebastopol has been known as a farming and agricultural center of northern California. Once a plum and apple growing industry, the area is now a diverse paradise of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and of course, rolling green vineyards.  But despite the terrior’s excellent predisposition to harvesting…

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Wine, Bottle, Reviews, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, Wine Pairing, Marlborough, White Wine

New Zealand vs California Sauvignon Blanc

By Scott Butterfield

California Sauvignon Blanc is like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in many ways. But the two varietals from different regions deviate in some respects as well. In this wine review, Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are in Sebastopol wine tasting and discussing the popular Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, comparing to the Halleck Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, judged…

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Wine, Bottle, Reviews, Pinot Noir, California, Wine Pairing, Monterey

Sonoma Coast vs La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir (Wine Review)

By Scott Butterfield

In this wine review Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are in Sonoma wine tasting and enjoying two California Pinots; La Cream Pinot Noir from Monterey and Halleck Vineyard Hillside Cuvee from Sonoma Coast. La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir Tasting Notes La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir is one of the most popular wines in the world.…

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Halleck Vineyard Estate Grown and Kosta Brown Pinot Noir from Sonoma, California

Kosta Browne Pinot Noir vs Halleck Vineyards (Wine Review)

By Scott Butterfield

In this post, Ross Halleck and Harris Miner are wine tasting in Sonoma and reviewing two of the best California Pinot Noir wines from the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast. Kosta Browne Pinot Noir (2016) Kosta Browne Pinot Noir belongs to a very special place. Situated on the western edge of the Sonoma…

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