Snow in the Vineyards: The Effects of Cold Weather on Viticulture

There are obvious risks and concerns for vineyards when the weather dips below thirty degrees and it starts to snow. Vine cells can’t function at below 10°C, and vines can die from getting too [...]

Ultimate Guide: Wine Caves

Visiting wineries in Napa and Sonoma Counties is a bucket list experience that draws wine enthusiasts from all around the world, but wine tasting is really just the tip of the iceberg. Top your [...]

Yorkville Highlands Appellation: A Hidden Gem in Mendocino County

A Hidden Gem… The Yorkville Highlands American Viticultural Area (AVA) is located in Mendocino County along Highway 128, perfectly situated in the heart of Northern California’s [...]

History of the Sonoma Valley AVA: Making Wine For 150 Years

The fledgling town of Glen Ellen has a post office, hotel and cooper shop. The area is home to “some of the most experienced vine-growers in the county . . . a radius of six miles, with Glen [...]

California’s Shenandoah Valley: Here Lies a Burgeoning Wine Scene

A hundred miles east of both San Francisco and Napa Valley and 40 miles east of Sacramento grow some of the country’s oldest grape vines—one dating to 1869. Welcome to Amador County, home of [...]