Archive for the Tag 'Valley Vineyards'


Uncorked! in Suisun Valley continues on June 21, 2014

Uncorked! is happening in Suisun Valley, on Saturday evening this coming June 21, 2014. From 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. guests will be savoring Suisun Valley appellated wines… The Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers Association is hosting this event, at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company. This annual wine and food event features a wide selection […]


Suisun Valley’s hope for the future, weighing in…

It’s all part of a maturation process you started with us 10 years ago. It now is causing change to escalate, as we now have a presence. Hard to be selective, when 10 years ago the presence looked more like KB Homes than an E&J Gallo Winery.


Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley… Continues as immensely successful consumer event

Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley is presented by the Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association Wine and food tasting: Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It’s been great to help launch Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley, and to continue to see it flourishing through the efforts of a very dedicated crew. […]


Tapas from Marimar Torres’ Cookbook ~ You’re Invited

Year ago, when I was at Belvedere Winery, my colleague and friend Corinne Reichel had seen an ad for the position of director of PR at Marimar Estate. Corinne knew I was qualified and was also totally misunderstood my current boss. (He’s since passed away.) Corinne really encouraged me to look into the position; but […]


There’s Magic in Northern California, And It’s So RAD

Map is provided with the courtesy of the Sonoma Country Winegrape Commission. In a very small area of California’s wine grape growing regions, there are three very special American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) that are resplendent with things to do, places to go, and people to see. They’re so RAD, as in Russian River, Alexander, and […]


J Vineyards Turns Twenty Five ~ A Shiny, Silvery Milestone

  I have to preface this with the fact that I’m currently asked, at least once or twice a week, to have someone else be a guest writer on this wine blog. Well, I tried it and it didn’t work… Not because of the content, because I had to believe in the authors’ worthiness, so […]


A Rare Opportunity ~ Tasting Through the Iron Horse 2009 Vintage Chardonnays

When Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards sent an E-Mail to me, asking if I would like to experience her seven 2009 Chardonnays, it was an opportunity I knew couldn’t refuse. Last Thanksgiving I drove to Iron Horse to purchase my holiday sparkling and photographed my journey along the way, as this was my first […]


Winterhawk Winery ~ Stewards of Their Land

Proprietor Don Johnson purchased the property known as Gordon Valley Farm in 1977. Already planted with grapevines, Don began his Winterhawk Winery in Suisun Valley with the idea of applying a stewardship approach to his land. According to Don: “Respect for the grapes and land is a very important reason why I’m here. In fact, […]