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Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley: Passalacqua, Everett Ridge, & Mill Creek

Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley: Passalacqua, Everett Ridge, & Mill Creek

Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley is one of the premier grape growing regions in California. The area may be most famous for its wonderful Zinfandels, but the wineries...

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Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – West Wines

Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – West Wines

When you think about Sweden, wine probably doesn’t come to mind. Yet, Katarina Bonde and Bengt Akerlind found their way from the Scandinavian shores to Sonoma...

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Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Sbragia Family Vineyards

Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Sbragia Family Vineyards

Our next stop in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley is at Sbragia Family Vineyards. There, Ed Sbragia carries on a legacy started by his father, Gino, and someday...

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Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – DaVero

Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – DaVero

DaVero is a unique winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. Where so many other chose to focus on Zinfandel or Cabernet, they planted Italian grape varieties,...

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Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Fritz

Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Fritz

Fritz Underground Winery, in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, was founded by Mr. Jay Arthur Fritz in the late 1970’s with a viticultural passion for sustainability,...

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Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Collier Falls

Exploring the Wineries of the Dry Creek Valley – Collier Falls

Collier Falls is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. It was founded back in 1992 by Barry and Susan Collier with the goal...

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Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley

Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley

Vasco Urbano Wine Company was created by the folks at Nottingham Cellars (which focuses on Bordeaux-style wines) because they wanted to showcase the exceptional...

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Winery of the Week: Howell Mountain Vineyards – Napa Valley

Winery of the Week: Howell Mountain Vineyards – Napa Valley

In 1988, Mike Beatty and another prominent Howell Mountain vineyard owner started Howell Mountain Vineyards to produce their own wines and showcase their grapes....

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Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles

David Hunt, the owner and winemaker of Hunt Cellars, is blind, but he still plays the piano and names most of his wines after musical terms. David says that his...

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Winery of the Week: Sol Rouge

Winery of the Week: Sol Rouge

The red volcanic soil of their estate vineyards, in Lake County, provided the inspiration for the winery’s name, as Sol Rouge means “Red Soil” in French....

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