Everyone seems to have an eco-friendly angle these days, but the wineries of Sonoma (and the area itself) have long been committed leaders within the movement. Many Sonoma wineries use a combination of green techniques like solar power and organic farming, while others have taken it to the next level using biodynamics. Here are our favorite eco-friendly wineries and the tour companies who will take you there:
Throwing a party or an event at a winery can easily flop because many locations can't handle large groups nor have the ability to adjust to your vibe or purpose. So, in the interest of rockin’ wine parties, we’ve provided you with the five best wineries, from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa, for you to get your party on or bring your party to.
Wine is everywhere these days and so are misconceptions about our favorite fermented friend. We asked industry insiders to debunk a few widespread wine myths so that you can shock your friends, fend off irritating wine snobs, and impress the in-laws.
Most wineries are closed on Thanksgiving Day, but there are plenty of family adventures and romance to be had in Wine Country over the holiday weekend. Here are some of the best events and dinners if you burnt the turkey, are looking to eat out, or want to escape with a day trip.
Napa Valley is known for the wine, food, and beautiful views, but there is fantastic shopping here as well. Some of the best finds are in winery gift shops, which are packed with wine-related trinkets and gear that ranges from coasters and wine openers to cycling jerseys and hats. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Last weekend, Live in the Vineyard (LitV) kicked off at 35,000 feet with a surprise concert by Green River Ordinance on a Southwest flight from Burbank to Oakland. Never mind the other music industry big-shots like Michelle Branch, Daughtry, O.A.R., SafetySuit, Martin Harley Band, Christina Perri, and Javier Colon seated on the plane or hanging out and playing in Napa over the weekend.
There are lots of “off the beaten path” wineries that line the hills and mountains of Napa Valley and we’d like to introduce you to a few of the best. Here are five wineries that are well worth leaving your comfort zone to visit and some nearby recommendations to help plan a day in the neighborhood.
Most harvest parties in Napa have come to an end, but Sonoma is just kicking into high gear. It’s the liveliest time of year in Wine Country and these down to earth celebrations are a perfect excuse to take a break from the city and check out the fall colors and new winery releases.
There are few undiscovered wine regions left, especially in a country as well-traveled and famous for wine as Italy. But Collio, a stunning, low production wine region near Trieste and on the Italian-Slovenian border, remains hidden, despite making some of the best white wines in the world.
October is official Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), which is an annual health campaign to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research, prevention, and hopefully one day find a cure. Over the years, Napa Valley wineries and businesses have given a great deal to support the fight against breast cancer and we’d like to honor a few that maintained this tradition in 2011.
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