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Wine Tasting at Breathless Wines: Women-Owned, Traditionally-Made Sparkling Wines in Healdsburg, California

Breathless Wines is a boutique family-run winery founded in 2012 by sisters Sharon Cohn, Rebecca Faust and Cynthia Faust. The sisters, who mainly focus on the business side of the winery, recruited renowned winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster to run the winemaking side of Breathless. Penny boasts 35 years experience in sparkling winemaking, including stints at Jordan … More Wine Tasting at Breathless Wines: Women-Owned, Traditionally-Made Sparkling Wines in Healdsburg, California

Davis Family Vineyards – Elegant Wines With a Russian River View

Davis Family Vineyards was founded in 1997 by Guy and Judy Davis. They remain at the helm today, managing the winery alongside their sons, Cole and Cooper Davis. Located in south Healdsburg, Davis Family Vineyards specializes in small-batch wines produced using environmentally friendly growing techniques. Their grapes are sourced from a number of vineyards around … More Davis Family Vineyards – Elegant Wines With a Russian River View

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs – Exceptional, Historic Wines in the Dry Creek Valley

Ridge was founded in 1885 by Osea Perrone, a doctor-turned-winemaker of Italian heritage. From his first 180-acre plot at the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Perrone expanded his vineyard over the years, planting and producing mainly Cabernet through the 1960’s, when the winery began to expand to new vineyards and … More Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs – Exceptional, Historic Wines in the Dry Creek Valley

A Visit to Mayo Family Wines

Founded in 1990 by Henry and Diane Mayo and their son Jeffry, Mayo Family Wines specialises in small batch single vineyard wines sourced from the best local vineyards. They cultivate a number of different varietals including Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. Mayo produces around 5,000 cases of wine per year.  You can sample Mayo’s wines … More A Visit to Mayo Family Wines

Cline Old Vine Zinfandel Review

Cline Old Vine Zinfandel is made in Sonoma, California with grapes grown in Lodi, California in the Central Valley. 40% of California’s Zinfandel grapes are grown in this area, designated as the Mokelumne River AVA. Some of the Zinfandel vines used to produce Cline’s Old Vine Zinfandel are over 70 years old.  We sampled the … More Cline Old Vine Zinfandel Review

A Visit to Cline Cellars – Sustainable and Affordable Wines in Carneros

Cline Cellars was founded by Nancy and Fred Cline in 1982. Originally based in Oakley, California, the winery moved to Carneros in 1992 and is owned and operated by the Cline family to this day. Fred Cline learned how to make wine as a teenager from his grandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi, founder of the hot tub … More A Visit to Cline Cellars – Sustainable and Affordable Wines in Carneros

Natural Wine Decoded

Natural wines are surprising, unique and unpredictable.Their flaws make them exciting but draw their fair share of critics. Whether you’re a fan or not, natural wine deserves attention for pushing the wine industry to be more sustainable and transparent. The world of natural wine is filled with weird jargon and loosely defined terms, starting with … More Natural Wine Decoded

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