Pedroncelli Winery

Premier Winery Experience participant  Now in its 90th year, historic family-run winemaking, farming cred and bang for your wine buck doesn’t get any better in Sonoma County than at Pedroncelli Winery, where the Pedroncelli family has been farming and making great wines and memories from estate vineyards and other Sonoma County vineyards for three generations. […]

Mike and Molly Hendry

In 1939, Mike Hendry’s grandparents purchased 120 acres of farmland at the base of Mount Veeder in Napa. This property remains in the Hendry family today and is now recognized as the Hendry Ranch Vineyard and Winery. Mike spent many of his childhood summers working the tractors, pruning the vines, and learning about the cultivation […]

McCay Cellars

Premier Winery Experience participant and Passport to Zinfandel participant Where else can you taste great Zinfandels sitting in a cozy grape gondola “booth” – big tires and all – and all of the place’s design features are wine artifacts and relics – plus an entire actual huge old hanging grapevine – roots down to the […]

J Dusi Wines

Here’s an essential stop in Paso Robles – J Dusi Wines. Saturated with deep Paso history but with a 21st Century next-gen vibe, here you can visit, taste, purchase, and pay your respects with the great granddaughter of the most recognized family name in Paso Robles wine. The Dusi families are proprietors of two historic […]

Dry Creek Vineyard

Premier Winery Experience participant  The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colorful one. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the Dry Creek Valley was little more than a few family […]

Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves

When making your Zinfandel pilgrimage to the Dry Creek Valley wineries, Bella better be on your short list of stops! Century-old vines, check. Gold standard Zins, check. Tastings in the cave or under ancient olive trees, check. Bella is a small, family-owned winery founded and operated by Scott and Lynn Adams who specialize in ancient […]

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