Wine Country

The Wine Country is a region of Northern California in the United States known as a premium wine-growing region. Viticulture and wine-making have been practiced in the region since the mid-19th century. There are over 400 wineries in the area north of San Francisco, mostly located in the area's valleys, including Napa Valley in Napa County, and the Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Bennett Valley, and Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. Wine grapes are also grown at higher elevations, such as Atlas Peak and Mount Veeder AVAs. The region is defined not only in terms of viticulture, but also its ecology, geology, architecture, cuisine, and culture.
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    • Secret Winery in Carneros, Truchard Vineyards

      The wine cave at Truchard Vineyards built into the Carneros Vineyard Secret Winery in Carneros, Truchard Vineyards Why is Truchard Vineyards a secret winery in Carneros? The Truchard winery is off the beaten path located on Old Sonoma Road. Most travelers have no reason to venture along this backroad that leads from the Carneros Highway into the town of Napa.

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    • Why December in wine country is a great time

      December 8, 2014, in the Napa Valley – a vineyard near St. Helena Why December in wine country is a great time We just spent three very quiet and relaxing days in the Napa Valley, December 7 to 9. We pondered that it is probably a good thing that most travelers do not realize the glory of wine country during this time of year. Otherwise, wine country might not be so relaxing and quiet.

      Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 4 readers -
    • Williams Selyem Winery | Healdsburg, CA

      Williams Selyem Winery If I had to declare a favorite wine, without hesitation it would be Pinot Noir. There are a million other varietals that I love to drink but in my mind, nothing compares to an amazing Pinot. And this weekend I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite California Pinot Noir makers, Williams Selyem.

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  • 6 Gift Ideas for Livermore Valley Wine Lovers

    … Looking for the perfect holiday gift for that Livermore Valley wine lover in your life? Our friends at the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association have you covered. Just in time to stuff some stockings, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association has partnered with Yiftee to create the Livermore Valley Wine Country Gift Pass, a digital gift…

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  • Lunch at Angele in Napa

    …. It continues to be a favorite of the locals and, in particular, the wine industry. If you would like to dine at Angele, we recommend that you make a reservation. Additional information on Napa Dining Top restaurants in Napa Top lodging in Napa Napa Valley wine map The post Lunch at Angele in Napa appeared first on Wine Country Getaways. …

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  • Napa Valley Rain Water

    … Captured rain water in the Napa Valley The Napa Valley needs water! California needs water! This is a welcome sight in the Napa Valley wine country. Recent rains have dumped several inches of water on Napa Valley vineyards and elsewhere in California. Some of this vital rainwater is captured and directed into wells for use later in the vineyard…

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  • The 12 Days of Wine-Mas

    … Twas the night before Wine-mas, when all through the vines, Not a creature was stirring through the grapes grown in lines, During harvest the grapes are each handpicked with care, With hopes of being bottled as a delicious wine to share. Wine-lovers were all buzzed…

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  • Meet Tobin James

    … This is Tobin James – the man behind the Tobin James winery in Paso Robles Meet Tobin James Back in August on the Wine Bloggers pre-conference trip, Janelle and I met winery owner and winemaker Tobin James out at the Dusi Ranch where he buys many of his grapes for his label, Tobin James Cellars. We would like you to meet Tobin James because he…

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  • San Luis Obispo County: 2014 Holiday Events

    …Pismo Beach Pier San Luis Obispo County is bustling with end-of-year festivities and here are a few links to help you navigate your way through the holiday hoopla—and to help you find some cheery SLO County wine! The Tribune's 2014 SLO County Holiday Events Guide Visit San Luis Obispo County San Luis Obispo Visitors Guide: Best Local Wines for the Holidays SLO Wine Country: Holiday Season 2014 Tasting Room Hours Paso Robles Wine Country: Holiday Hours HAPPY HOLIDAYS! …

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  • Mendocino and Wine Romantics

    … The Point Cabrillo Lighthouse just north of Mendocino Mendocino and wine romantics This is how to combine wine, wine country and romance into a getaway weekend. We call it “Mendocino and Wine Romantics.” Mendocino at this time of year is a true getaway. No crowds and a lot of solitude are included in this wine country adventure. The photo above…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getawaysin Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
  • Off-Season Wine Touring

    … release their wines as soon as the previous vintage has sold out. Very few wineries release their wines only when the wine is deemed ready by the wine maker or winery owner. These last two scenarios mean that any particular wine could very likely be released at any time of the year. The best thing is to follow the winery’s website or through social…

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  • The KEY to Unlock Santa Barbara Wine Country

    … expand to include their own brand of artisan cheese. This shop is definitely worth a stop before your next party to purchase a platter of cheese and charcuterie of your own choosing. Today our plate of cheese began at the 12:00 position with the double cream Brie, Fromager d’Assinois, from France. It was paired with the 2009 Dierberg “Steel Chardonnay…

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  • Wine Article Roundup, Post Holiday Shopping Edition

    … in that article, right?). Wine Book Review: “Barolo and Barbaresco” by Kerin O’Keefe: O’Keefe has been on a tear lately on the Italian wine region overview book front, and “Barolo and Barbaresco” is a fine addition to her lineup (and are regions that were probably overdue for another overview treatment), if you can handle her terse writing style…

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  • Standing Stone Vineyards Smokehouse Red

    … I was introduced to this interesting Finger Lakes red blend during the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland last month. Green Dragon and I were volunteer pourers at the Finger Lakes Wine Country booth and Smokehouse Red was one of the selections. Standing Stone Vineyards is just a short walk from Seneca Shores B&B where we usually stay during…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • Oakville Grocery in December

    …, salads, and cheese selections. We like to grab a deli sandwich and head across the Valley on Oakville Crossroad to the Silverado Trail. At the Silverado Trail, you can turn either right or left and, within a short distance, find wineries with picnic spots. These include Rutherford Hill, Pine Ridge and Clos du Val. See our list of picnic wineries…

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