Rhone Rangers

    A (make it) long weekend in Paso Robles

    …Paso Robles is one crackin place for an extended wine weekend. Oh my where to start. There are so many great wineries and restaurants in Paso Robles it could take decades of wine Adventure weekends to visit most. We have been lucky enough to be able to get a taste of many through events like the Paso Robles Wine Festival, The Paso Robles Rhone…

    3 readers - By WineWalkabout

    Game of Rhône’s

    … days people talk about ‘GSM blends’ and these three initials are cool, hip and easy identifiers, standing for Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre blended together, but not necessarily in that order. So there’s this group called the Rhone Rangers who are producers who either specifically focus on these wines, or have them in their larger portfolio…

    2 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

    Bill Frick: The One Man Band [Part Two]

    … going, it's all in destiny's hands. I'm not sure he knew what to make of me, as I peppered him with questions about his winery and his exclusive use of American Oak. But after taking the nickel tour, seeing his operation, crush-pad and combination barrel room, we moseyed over to the tasting room to pop some corks and that is where the fun, got…

    1 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    Bill Frick: The One Man Band

    … After the bare requisites to living and reproducing, man wants most to leave some record of himself, a proof, perhaps, that he has really existed. ~ John Steinbeck Just driving around the Dry Creek Valley, you'd most likely miss a casual stop to see Bill Frick and visit his tasting room, found at the bottom of a small hillside in Sonoma…

    2 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    Q&A – Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery, Part 2

    … a common approach. Much blame has been leveled at agriculture but this is ill-informed. Water is simple, like power, fuel etc., the more you use the more you pay but……everyone has to contribute. Water of groundwater use is inevitable to determine exactly what the current status is and how best to address it. I have attended many meetings on the water…

    4 readers - By Hoot n Annie

    Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories

    … After #GoingRogue with Tercero, it was time to meander down the road a bit to Beckmen Vineyards, were the #QBP had a barrel tasting arranged with Keana and Beckman winemaker, Mikel Sigouin. I first met Mikel last year at Rhone Rangers in San Francisco, and when I mentioned that some wine bloggers were going to be in his neighborhood, he eagerly…

    3 readers - By Luscious Lushes

    #WBC14 Paso Robles Excursion: Tablas Creek Vineyard

    … One of my favorite experiences of participating in the Wine Bloggers Conference Paso Robles Pre-Excursion was our visit to Rhone Ranger favorite, Tablas Creek Vineyard. Although Gary Eberle of Eberle Winery was the first to plant Rhone varieties in Paso, Tablas Creek was the first to make their Rhone styled wine commercially viable in the Paso…

    6 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass