Tag Archives: Grapes

Sparkling Rosé: More than meets the eye

By: Kevin Hess, SAS Writer With the season of love in the air, we’re providing recommendations for sparkling rosé and a brief explanation of the complicated process that produces that beautiful color and tiny bubbles. Surely, you’ll earn bonus points … Continue reading

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A Chef’s Take On Winter Vegetables

By: Kristie Sheppard The locally grown autumn harvest is gone by now, but the winter months offer a delicious array of vegetables of their own for fresh and delicious dishes. To classically trained Chef Kendyl Bilenkij, home cooks who avoid … Continue reading

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The Winemakers’ Beer

There’s an old saying about wine: It takes a lot of good beer to make a great wine. Nowhere is this more true than in Sonoma County, where some of the world’s best wines are produced by winemakers drinking some … Continue reading

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Winter WINEland

It’s true that the month of January falls right smack in the middle of the Sonoma County “low season.” And, sure, with frequent rain and average highs only reaching the mid-50s, it’s understandable if visitors tend to focus more on … Continue reading

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Good Old Days are Back Again – Prohibition Ends at Last!

On December 5, 1933, giddy citizens all throughout the nation celebrated the repeal of the 18th Amendment, better known as Prohibition. Introduced by Judiciary Chairman Andrew Volstead of Minnesota, the Prohibition Amendment banned the production and distribution of alcoholic beverages. … Continue reading

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Harvest in Sonoma

By Kristie Sheppard: SomethingAboutSonoma.Com Staff September is #CaliforniaWineMonth and as the summer comes to an end, winemakers are gearing up for their busiest time of the year when California’s Dionysian fruit is gathered from the fields in preparation for its … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Grapes for crush

Harvest Grapes

Harvest (at least the first part) is well under way in Sonoma County, with thousands of tons of grapes picked every day. Harvest requires thousands of hours of work for most winery staff, monitoring the grapes for optimum picking time, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Harvest Grapes

Harvest Grapes

Harvest is under way for many Sonoma County wineries, picking the ripened grapes off the vines. Harvest begins the long(er than already) hours for most winery workers, making sure the process is seamless to create the best wine possible. The … Continue reading

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Veraison is here

Yes, we posted it on our Facebook page yesterday, but wanted to share some more of our veraison photos! Veraison is the onset of ripening in the grapes, where the red wine grapes change color from green to the deep … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Sonoma Valley Vines

These malbec vines are getting ready for the harvest season! Malbec is one of the classic Bordeaux varieties and is becoming more popular due to its blending abilities and its prominence in Argentinian wines. This grape tends to be one of … Continue reading

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