Pacific Star Winery in Fort Bragg

I don’t often write about wineries outside of the major wine regions, but Pacific Star is one of the most beautiful winery properties I have been to in California, so it deserves mention here. This winery, about 20 minutes north of Fort Bragg, is situated right on the cliffs and has fantastic coastal views that […]

Paradise Ridge Winery In Santa Rosa: Sculpture Gardens, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Walks

This winery was unfortunately damaged in the 2017 fire. It is not currently open while they rebuild.  Paradise Ridge Winery is one of my favorite wineries I have visited in California. It is located on a beautiful property outside of Santa Rosa, has a full sculpture garden with dozens of massive sculptures and the tasting […]

Madrone Estate Winery: One of Sonoma’s Best

In Sonoma County there is no shortage of fantastic wineries to go to; however, for my money, Madrone is one of the areas best. Everything from the property to the people and of course the wine varietals, set this unique spot apart from the competition. Madrone is the third oldest winery in the area as […]

Buena Vista Winery: California’s Oldest Winery

While it may seem like the California wine culture has only been around for a few decades, you will be surprised to know that the oldest winery in the state, Buena Vista, has been producing wines in one way or another for over a century and a half. It is a beautiful and incredibly historic […]

California Mission’s Museum & Cline Cellars in Sonoma

I have always been interested in the unique and controversial history that the California missions provided, so I recently set out to visit all 21 of them myself over the course of a week. You can read more about that here. After visiting the last mission in Sonoma, I headed over to Cline Cellars to […]

Biking to Wineries in Yountville with Napa Valley Bike Tours

If you are looking for a unique way to get active while in the Napa Valley, while still trying some fantastic wines, I would recommend considering a bike tour. Whether self-guided or with a group, biking through Yountville and exploring the region and its many trails makes for a great half or full day adventure. […]

Domaine Chandon: Sparkling Wine & A Stunning Winery in Yountville

In the Napa Valley, sparkling wines are becoming more popular but nowhere near the popularity of their still wine brethren. Domain Chandon is changing this though with a beautiful winery, a huge following of people anxious to purchase their wines and a unique wine making process that creates an easy to drink yet elegant sparkling […]

Bell Wine Cellars: One of Yountville’s Best Wineries

One of the things I love most about Napa is when you find those wineries where they really seem to care about the beauty of wine and the uniqueness of how people experience it. I felt like Phifer Pavitt was one of those, and I am happy to add Bell Wine Cellars to that list […]

La Nebbia Winery in Half Moon Bay

As one of the only wineries in Half Moon Bay, La Nebbia Winery is a great spot to get some tastings or to just sit in the beautiful gardens and enjoy a glass of wine. I got a chance to visit when I was taking a glass blowing class from Doug, who rents a space […]

Ironstone Winery in Murphys

In the Murphy’s area of California, which is becoming a fast growing wine country, one of the most well-known wineries is that of Ironstone. The winery is set on a beautiful property, hosts massive concerts and makes well-priced wine. Here is all the information. Details Cost: $5 to taste Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM […]