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New Chef at J Vineyards & Winery

Erik Johnson has joined J Vineyards & Winery as their new executive chef and is sharing his knowledge in a new series of cooking classes at the winery. Previously, Johnson was the executive sous chef at Healdsburg’s Dry Creek kitchen and has taught classes at Relish Culinary School. Now guests may get a taste of […]

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Tricycle Wine Company Opens New Tasting Room

Tricycle Wine Partners opened their first and only tasting room at Cornerstone Sonoma just a few weeks ago. Their labels include Molnar Family, Kazmer & Blaise, and Obsidian Ridge. These are wines that have helped the company develop a reputation and style for producing single-vineyard, small-batch wines crushed from the grapes of their own vineyards […]

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New Tasting Lounge for Rosenblum Cellars

Rosenblum Cellars welcomes visitors to their new urban-chic Tasting Lounge in Healdsburg. The bright and airy tasting room is located just off the Healdsburg Downtown Plaza near Relish Culinary Adventures and The Wurst eatery. In addition to a tasting room, the new location includes an event and educational space, a lounge for locals and club […]

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New CA Square Wines = A Square Deal

Sonoma County wine producer Truett-Hurst Inc. has launched an all-new line of eco-friendly “California Square” fine wines. The wines are named for their square bottles, which represent a square deal for consumers. The 2012 vintage of California Square wines come in three varieties of premium appellation-based wines, including the Russian River Valley Chardonnay from Sonoma […]

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Bump Wine Cellars’ New Tasting Room

Owners Mieko and Geordie Carr welcome you to join them at their new tasting room and gallery just off the Plaza in downtown Sonoma. Housed in an old brick building, the tasting room resembles a loft-style wine lounge and gallery. You’ll find the space a relaxing environment to enjoy Bump’s current releases and vintage wines. […]

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Korbin Kameron’s New Tasting Room

Family-owned Korbin Kameron creates hand-crafated, small-production wines from grapes grown on its 19-acre estate vineyard. Located on the Sonoma-side peak of Mt. Veeder, which straddles the Sonoma-Napa border, the vineyard sits above the fog line at a 2,300-foot elevation. The first Korbin Kameron vintage was released in 2007. On October 12, 2013, Korbin Kameron held […]

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Official Opening of The Barlow

After sitting dormant for years, and gradually re-emerging into the modern world for much of this year, the former Barlow Apple Cannery officially opens its doors as The Barlow on November 2, 2013. A large 222,000 square food artisan marketplace and production facility housed on 12.5 acres, The Barlow is the first business community in […]

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Buena Vista Winery Awarded California Preservation Design Award

Buena Vista Winery has been awarded the 2013 California Preservation Design Award for “Craftsmanship/Preservation Technology.” The award was presented on  Monday, Oct. 7, at the 30th Annual California Preservation Awards held in San Francisco. The Champagne Cellars at Buena Vista, a California Historic Landmark, were seismically retrofitted using innovative technology called center core drilling, making […]

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Spirit Works Distillery: Tasting Room & Guided Tours

Spirit Works Distillery, an artisan microdistillery that handcrafts gin and whiskey in the “grain to glass” tradition, is open for tastings and guided tours. The process of crafting spirits here starts with the grain, and continues in hands-on fashion until ready to pour into the glass. On a free tour visitors will come to understand […]

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New Moon Mountain AVA in Sonoma Valley

The steep slopes of Sonoma Valley’s Moon Mountain have won approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to become a new American Viticultural Area. Moon Mountain AVA  consists of 17,663 acres, with 1,500 acres planted to vineyards that range in elevation from 400 to 2,2000 feet. It’s the 16th AVA in Sonoma […]

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