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.
Posts about Wine Country
    • Canadian Icewine: Extreme Winemaking

      A wine columnist is urging Canadians to drink icewine while cheering on the country’s Olympians next month. “It’s Canada’s winter gold. I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate our Canadian winters. I kind of think about our Canadian athletes too and I think we all should be drinking icewine while watching the Olympics,” says Natalie MacLean, editor of a wine review site, w ...

      Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 9 readers -
    • 2 out of 3 consumers base wine purchase on label (Plus: more wine trends)

      Wine Trends 2 out of 3 consumers base wine purchase on label (Plus: more wine trends) They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It may also be worth a bottle of wine. Oenophiles, prepare to brace yourselves before I drop the bomb that most in the industry already fear and dread: 2 out 3 wine drinkers select a wine for its label Cringe. Oh no! Shrugs shoulder.

      Clinton Stark/ Stark Insider- 7 readers -
    • ZAP a dee doo dah, ZAP a dee ay. My, oh my what a wonderful 3 days! (Video)

      Yup, it’s time for San Francisco’s ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) Festival and any wine lover worth their weight in grapes will not want to miss the 2015 Zinfandel Experience. Attracting Zin lovers from around the world, Zinfandel Experience is celebrating its 24th anniversary, January 29-31, 2015 with four fabulous events over three days featuring […] The 2015 Zin ...

      Stark Insider- 6 readers -
  • Calling All Sparkling Wine Enthusiasts

    … also hosts Camp Schramsberg where you will experience a hands-on, behind the scenes look at the making of sparkling wine. It's fun to meeting fellow campers and wine enthusiast from across the country while sipping Schramsberg bubbly paired with fabulous food. Get a group together and experience Schramsberg at it's finest! Camp Schramsberg…

    Kelly Fugina/ Sipped In California- 8 readers -
  • Santa Ynez Wine Country

    Santa Ynez Wine Country Santa Ynez wine country is one of several wine appellations in Santa Barbara County. One can easily explore this exciting wine country when visiting Solvang, Buellton or Los Olivos. It is about a 45-minute drive from the city of Santa Barbara. There are many excellent wineries to explore on this wine route.

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 6 readers -
  • Holman Ranch Carmel Valley

    … specializes in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. Other varieties made include Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and a Rosé of Pinot Noir wine. All wines are estate grown. The winery was recently built on the premises and tours and tastings can be arranged. Holman Ranch also has a conveniently located tasting room in the White Oak Plaza on Carmel Valley Road…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getawaysin Sauvignon Blanc- 7 readers -
  • Backyard Vineyards in Langley Renovates Tasting Room

    …. Backyard Vineyards creates top-quality varietal, blended and bubbly wines from 100% BC Grapes. They grow their own grapes in their Langley vineyard and complement those with fruit from the Fraser Valley and South Okanagan. Since 2009, they have been recognized for their wines both locally and internationally, winning over 50 medals for our reds, whites and our bubble. Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in BC Wine Country by uncorkbc. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Keremeos Winery Knocks Down Old Tasting Room

    … will also be transformed into a small “farm stay” B&B starting this summer. Here are some photos of the demo of the old tasting room: We can’t wait until Clos du Soleil opens its doors to their new tasting room! Great wines deserve a beautiful space to be tasted and enjoyed in and we are so excited to explore this new tasting room in the summer. Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in BC Wine Country by uncorkbc. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • A Delicious Night at the Market

    … (Keremeos) will all be opening up brand new tasting rooms this summer. Dine Out Vancouver will be happening now until February 1 at over 250 local restaurants. Have you made your reservation yet? Dine Out Vancouver will be happening now until February 1 at over 250 local restaurants. Have you made your reservation yet? Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in BC Wine Country by uncorkbc. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Eating Healthy and Delicious

    … Coming up on mid January already and I am still going strong with my new years resolution to just eat healthier more often. I figured, how could I fail if I am very vague? So I decided not to put specific parameters on my eating, only that I would eat less bread and pasta, I’d cook more, eat out less, and be more conscientious of caloric intake…

    Moxie Lady- 3 readers -
  • Monterey Fish House

    … meal. The Monterey Fish House is located on 2114 Del Monte Avenue in Monterey. It is for dinner 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm each evening. They open for lunch on weekdays, 11:30 to 2 pm. They do not have a Website that seems to go along with the persona of the restaurant. They may or may not answer the phone. Additional information on Monterey wine country Monterey Lodging Monterey Wineries The post Monterey Fish House appeared first on Wine Country Getaways. …

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 3 readers -
  • Wine Country Artist Erin Hanson is an Impressionist

    … of her own, bringing elements of classic impressionism together with modern expressionism and adding a dash of “plein-air style.” Her oil paintings stand out in a crowd, bringing a fresh new look to contemporary Western landscapes. She has an upcoming event. An Art Exhibition for the Senses Hosted by Malibu Family Wines Wine Country in Color: Oil…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Let Romance Swirl through Wine Country this Valentines!

    … Spend this Valentine’s Day with the love of your life and treat them to a relaxing day in wine country. There is just something so romantic about vineyards and swirling and sipping new wine. Follow the Lakeshore Wine Route, and drive along Okanagan Lake stopping at spectacular award-winning wineries along the way. The Wineries…

    uncorkBC- 5 readers -
  • Unique Ways to Travel around Wine Country

    … Expedia Viewfinder partnered with Wine Country Getaways to discuss different means of transportation around the Northern Californian vineyards. Unique Ways to Travel around Wine Country California is world renowned for its vineyards and wineries. The northern region, known as Wine Country, is arguably one of the best places to experience…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 6 readers -
  • Guest Post: #Vinopanion Roy Jurgens visits Paso Robles

    … (grenache blanc) which worked really well with a pappardelle, cutting through with some chalky deliciousness through the ragu. There, we also had a chateuneufdupapian GSM from Calcareous which paired extremely well with the venison medallion. At Artisan, the Lone Madrone “The Will” (grenache, petite sirah, zin) stood up nicely to the wild boar…

    Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion- 4 readers -
  • Weekly New York Wine News — January 12, 2015

    … making ice wine. EVENTS Finger Lakes Times Impressive list of local cheese makers and wineries pairing up February 28th, March 21st and May 15th, 2015 Seneca Lake Wine, Finger Lakes Cheese trails offer series of intimate events. Lake Erie Wine Country Winter Celebration of Ice and Specialty Wines to be held at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield…

    Todd Trzaskos/ New York Cork Report- 1 readers -
  • Premiere Napa Valley: Wine lots revealed for annual auction (Video Preview)

    …? Subscribe to Stark Insider TV on YouTube, the largest (and quirkiest!) arts & entertainment and food/wine channel in San Francisco. Loni Stark is a self-professed foodie, adventure travel seeker and passionate about technology’s impact on business and creativity. She's also the host of Stark Insider TV. It’s been said her laugh can be heard…

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