Three questions to consider before booking your wine country visit

I see the posts on Facebook. Someone will ask the question “We are headed to Napa, where do you recommend we visit” and a flood of Friends will respond with a winery or two that are can’t miss. The problem is, not all Napa, Sonoma or other wine country visits are created equaly. Some vistors…

Villa Bellezza Winery: Crafting Hybrid Wines in Wisconsin

The Great River Road is an American icon, a series of state and local roads that follow the Mississippi River through 10 states from Minnesota and Wisconsin down to Louisiana. The Northern end of the Road is shutterbug’s dream. Dotted with scenic overlooks from the top of towering bluffs, picturesque small towns with quaint restaurants…

Vineyard 7&8: A Winery to Appreciate

Almost like an analogy to the challenges of staring a winery in Napa Valley, it’s a steep climb up Spring Mountain Road to get to 7&8. Although the mountaintop location makes this winery a little more difficult at which to arrive, the sweeping panoramic views and quality of the ripe mountain fruit makes the road…

Paul Hobbs Winery: Off the Beaten Path, On the Mark

Ever since we first tasted the Paul Hobbs we ordered at Fearings Restaurant, the Hobbs wines have been among our favorites. In our last visit to Napa/Sonoma, we decided to visit the winery.¬† Of course, we missed the line in our confirmation email that warned not to use GPS, since the actual location of the…