John Haggard, owner of Sophies Cellars in Duncans Mills, recommends locally-grown and produced wines to Gazette readers every month. he also highlights wine events in Sonoma County.
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|2020-03-10Mar 10, 2020
Seasons, located inside a building from the late 1800s that originally housed a shoe store, retains old world charm with its ornate tin-tiled ceiling, brick walls and an overall elegant décor. The staff is friendly and the space has a warm and inviting vibe. In addition to some really good wine, Seasons sells an assortment of unique, high-end merchandise, making it the perfect stop for those who want to taste and shop with glass in hand. The gold-colored beverage in my glass has generally been Ferrari-Carano’s Reserve Chardonnay
|2020-02-27Feb 27, 2020
Featuring Wilson Winery “We have amazing, award-winning wines, with a laid-back atmosphere … It’s everything; the views, the wines, and our fun wine club events,” and Zichichi Family Vineyard “We sell out of everything from our estate vineyard and we have for more than seven years in a row; the demand is greater than our supply,” Hospitality Associate Midori Longo said.
|2020-02-07Feb 7, 2020
Featuring: Martinelli 2017 Pinot Noir, Zio Tony Ranch, Russian River Valley, Balletto 2017 Zinfandel, Estate Bottled, Russian River Valley, Kokomo 2018 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley, Just in time for your Valentine’s two-pack available, perfect for your Valentine. It’s their Woodenhead 2015 Sparkling Brut Rose and their Woodenhead 2015 Pinot Noir “Wet Kiss!. And a Reminder: 43rd Annual Barrel Tasting March 6-8 & 13-15, 2020.
|2019-11-24Nov 24, 2019
It’s that time of year when we get to enjoy some extra special meals with loved ones (often with multiple dishes and courses, including rich desserts), so I’ve selected five new wines that all make great pairings for holiday dinners, including two dessert wines). In Upcoming Events its Winter Wineland, January 18-19, 2020, 11am-4pm each day. A great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. All participating wineries highlight a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting for the weekend.
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