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Behind the Cellar Door Coming in March

Close your eyes, and think back to a pre-pandemic time spent in wine country, basking in the sun amongst the gnarled old grapevines, sipping on a delicious glass of wine, talking and laughing with friends.After 12 full months of winery closures,...

Bokisch: A Taste of Spain

Liz and Markus Bokisch are local wine visionaries and pioneers. In the late 1990s, they were some of the first in California to wholeheartedly commit to the cultivation and vinification of Spanish grapes in California.Markus’s Catalan heritage, combined with their shared history of living and working in Spain...
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Wine on the Lake

Hard to believe it now, but the middle of January saw temperatures in the mid-70s in the Sacramento region. I decided to take advantage of the spring-like weather and head south to check out a new outdoor wine tasting experience.Just...
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Vineyard 1869

f you travel 42 miles east of Sacramento, you’ll find Amador County tucked into the Sierra Nevada foothills. You may know this region as the heart of the gold rush, but it also houses the...
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New Winery in Amador

When Come Lague and his spouse, Charlene Li, traveled through the Shenandoah Valley on the way to a family getaway in Grizzly Flats, they had no idea they’d be opening a winery and tasting room in the neighborhood. What’s...
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Hill Top Oaks Winery

High atop a hill in Loomis, you can gaze out over one of the most expansive and breathtaking views of the Sacramento Valley. Soon, you will be able to enjoy the view with a glass of...
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Home for the Holidays With Amador

Staying home and away from friends and family is difficult especially at this time of year, but local wineries are doing their best to ease the strain and offer comfort and alternative ways to celebrate. This year,...
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Celebrate With Local Sparkling

The holidays are upon us but they feel pretty different this year. With COVID-19, we’ve scaled down or canceled our seasonal traditions. We are all suffering from pandemic fatigue, and it may seem that...
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Winery Holiday Markets

In a year that seems to have lasted for eons, the holiday season is suddenly upon us. For many of us, traditions are being set aside as we take precautions to guard against the threats brought on by a...

It’s Tempranillo Time!

This weekend, Lodi welcomes wine lovers with its fifth annual Tour of Tempranillo.Tempranillo is a red grape varietal of Spanish origin and the fourth most widely planted wine grape in the world (behind cabernet sauvignon, merlot and airen). Known as the “Cabernet of Spain” because of its structure and...