Archive for the Tag 'American Viticultural Area'

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Atlas Peak – 5 Solid Aspects That Make Me Really Want to Visit

[Photo Credit: Atlas Peak Appellation has used this image, with photo credit given to Stagecoach Vineyard] I’ve driven through the Atlas Peak American Viticultural Area (AVA) many times, but I haven’t ascended the Vaca Mountain range. I had one insightful visit, when invited to my friend Dr. Sondra Barrett‘s art exhibit at Black Stallion Winery. […]

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Green Valley of Russian River Valley and the Petaluma Wind Gap

[This photo is of a weather station at The Rubin Family of Wines, in Green Valley of the Russian River Valley. Fog is hanging in the background.] Terroir Green Valley of Russian River Valley is comprised of the following small towns, which are all bordered to the west by the California Coast Ranges. Sebastopol is […]

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Suisun Valley is celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary

Presented by Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association, Suisun Valley is going to be celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary on the day after Christmas.  Wine and food tasting from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, December 26, 2013, guests in Suisun Valley will be gathering for an afternoon of wine tasting and light food […]

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Oh, la Joie, les Iron Horse bulles sont arrivés

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 bubbles […]

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Magical Green Valley of Russian River Valley

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 its […]

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Winemakers Don’t Have Green Thumbs ~ Just Ask Chuck Custodio of Trahan

Check out our free shipping on fine wines today! “I tried to make wine once, and mold grew all over the top of my Zin in no time. I’m not a winemaker. I have a green thumb, but I’m not a winemaker,” I recently said to Chuck Custodio, of Trahan Winery. “I guess that was […]

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Suisun Valley Wine and Food ~ A Love Story, From Grapes to Wine

Today’s blog is about the group effort (Suisun Valley). One of the most natural progressions in the wine industry is from the humble farmer, who has been growing grapes for sometimes generations in a family; and then one day, the light bulb goes on, and a producer is born… “I wonder what these grapes would […]

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Charity Case Wines ~ It Still Takes a Community to Raise a Child

CHARITY CASE UPDATE: Website is gone. Good idea that didn’t last. Originally published on November 26, 2010. Today is July 19, 2014. Once I had a boss who was a philanderer. That was during my teaching days. My students were all 18 years or older, so what I’m about to tell you doesn’t have to […]

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Rustic Suisun Valley Has Launched a New Website

There are very few places in California wine country that have Suisun Valley’s rustic charm. Some of its unique facets are the following: Suisun Valley is a small, self contained appellated valley. It’s only eight miles long, and five miles wide. Within its borders, Suisun Valley has a rich, agricultural heritage that dates back to […]

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Suisun Valley Grape Growers Create a Brand, Literally from the Ground Up

When the Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers Association (SVVGA) originally formed in 2003 (as the Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association), this coalition had two main objectives: To advance awareness of the Suisun Valley American Viticultural Area, established in 1982. To send their message of ultra premium winegrapes, in all direct sales methods, to all of […]