Three Wine Company

Premier Winery Experience participant and Passport to Zinfandel participant   The Old Sugar Mill, which was built in 1934 to process sugar beets, has been repurposed into a center for artisanal wineries, events, food trucks, picnicking, and a live entertainment and concert venue. The historic and defunct sugar facility is now a popular historic landmark […]

Turley Wine Cellars – Paso Robles

Premier Winery Experience participant Paso Robles  A wine weekend on the Central Coast has to include a visit to the zenith of Zin, Turley Wine Cellars in Templeton at the old Pesenti vineyards on – where else – Vineyard Drive. Larry Turley, a physician by trade, founded Turley Wine Cellars in 1993 in Napa Valley […]

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Premier Winery Experience participant and Passport to Zinfandel participant Immigration, survival, determination, re-invention. Going to legendary Seghesio Family Vineyards in Healdsburg is to connect back in time to the hard-working origins of California wine and to view the entire colorful history of Sonoma County and California wine through a modern lens. And visiting today is […]

Rombauer Vineyards – Napa Valley

Rombauer is so strongly associated with it’s incredibly popular Chardonnay that it’s easy to overlook that the winery’s Zinfandels are its second most popular wines. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc all are hugely popular, too, but Zin in particular has been a key player at Rombauer since the winery’s early days. Koerner and […]

Robert Biale Vineyards

When you settle into your seat on the back porch of the Biale winery in Napa Valley, you, like most folks, won’t be in any rush to leave! Perfecting the old California classics, Robert Biale Vineyards, was founded in a garage by four partners in 1991: Bob Biale, Dave Pramuk, Al Perry, and Aldo Biale. […]

Ridge Vineyards

Premier Winery Experience participant and Passport to Zinfandel participant   Is there a more spectacular contrast of the old and new in California? Sequestered high atop the Santa Cruz mountains, the historic Ridge winery originally built in 1885 by Osea Perrone that once looked down on Santa Clara’s orchards and vineyards now looks directly down […]

Oak Farm Vineyards

Premier Winery Experience participant  For a visit to a family-operated winery that manages to merge the best of modern production and hospitality with rich California farming history, head out northwest of Lodi to the end of rural DeVries Road to where the pioneering DeVries family first settled and began farming back in the 1860’s. The […]