Archive for the Tag 'AVA'

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Newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) ~ Petaluma Wind Gap

From the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance Newsletter “Petaluma Gap Winegrowers celebrated the new AVA with Congressmen Thompson and Huffman on May 29, at Gap’s Crown Vineyard.” Why is an AVA so meaningful to me? Because, Jose and I have been helping Suisun Valley since 2005, in one capacity or another. It’s been extremely rewarding to […]

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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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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 […]