Wine Tasting Near Bodega Bay: Top 8 Tasting Rooms

Docks at Bodega Bay

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: 2022-2023 Calendar

Wine Festivals Reopening Post Lockdown

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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Top 12 Sebastopol Wine Tasting Spots (with Map)

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

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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Celebrated Sonoma and Sebastopol Wineries Reopen

Guests enjoy the hospitality of Sonoma county winemakers and an event by Sonoma County Tourism.

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 vs Dry White Zinfandel Wine Tasting (Review)

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

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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New Zealand vs California Sauvignon Blanc

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

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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