Archive for the Tag 'American Viticultural Area'

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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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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 […]