Archive for the ‘Russian River Valley’ Category

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Having a Good Reason For Changing a Name, and Thomas George Winery Did

According to Jeremy, “Thomas George Estates is the manifestation of the passion and commitment of the Baker Family to continue the tradition of growing great grapes and making great wines in the unique and magnificent Russian River Valley.”

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Earth Day 2014 in Green Valley at Iron Horse Vineyards

On Earth Day 2014, come spend an afternoon in this amazing viticultural area, known as Green Valley of the Russian River Valley… One of the coolest places to be is in Green Valley…

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The Promised Land ~ Green Valley Roots

Green Valley comprises 3,600 of Russian River acres of the above number…. just about a fourth of Russian River Valley, and only one percent of Sonoma County in entirety.

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Earth Day 2014 ~ Sandra Day O’Connor will be at Iron Horse Vineyards

Tweet I just got word for Earth Day 2014 ~ Sandra Day O’Connor will be at Iron Horse Vineyards for next year’s festivities. I just marked my calendar for Sunday, April 27, 2014,. The event will again be held at Iron Horse, in Green Valley of Russian River Valley. Personally, Justice O’Connor is one of […]

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Orentano Wine

Tweet Orentano wine… “Like sands through the hour glass, these are the days of our lives.” I write that, because I first thought, “The wife of anyone can so easily be the last on the list for the services of her husband (and vice versa), so many of the times…” You know how our minds […]

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Winery with guest cottages ~ Thomas George Estates Winery

Tweet Headed to wine country and want to do it in true style…  A winery with guest cottages ~ Thomas George Estates Winery is where you want to be, if you’re in Russian River Valley. I’ve long been a supporter of Westside Road, having spent my first five years in the wine business there. At […]

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Oh, la Joie, les Iron Horse bulles sont arrivés

Tweet Oh, la Joie, les Iron Horse bulles sont arrivés… a throw-back to growing up with French “Bernier” grandparents (rhymes with “Viognier”). Translated: “Oh, Joy, the bubbles have arrived.” Each year, as we head into the last quarter of the year, Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards sends a big box of her newly released […]

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Magical Green Valley of Russian River Valley

Tweet Originally established as Sonoma County Green Valley in 1983, the history regarding Green Valley of Russian River Valley is as old as the beginning theories of Northern California’s plate tectonics. The movement of earth masses has created an ideal wine grape growing region for Green Valley… both with its bordering mountains’ Franciscan soils and […]

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The Claw Factor + Two Favorites: 2012 Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc & 2012 Gracianna Sauvignon Blanc

Tweet What’s the Claw Factor? Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that has a fascinating range and it deserves its own rating system, in my humble opinion. On one end of the spectrum, there are the commodity Sauvignon Blancs. You know, the ones that have no character, no finesse, and something important is missing (like flavors). […]

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Viszlay Vineyard in the field with John Viszlay and Jose Diaz

Tweet Viszlay Vineyard in the field with John Viszlay and Jose Diaz… Being in the vineyards with a winemaker who loves what he’s doing is always such a pleasure. I’ve got a green thumb and love helping things to grow organically. Sharing that passion with someone else who loves to be part of a “growing […]