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Exploring The Barlow & Sonoma Wines

Exploring The Barlow & Sonoma Wines

  If it’s true that familiarity breeds contempt, then I am glad I don’t live in Sebastapol. Because then I might take for granted the wonderful space that is The Barlow. Space may not capture it: The Barlow is 12 acres of an apple processing facility that have been repurposed to great advantage. The old […]

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32 Winds Wine

32 Winds Wine

  Sherry Harkins, a partner at 32 Winds Wine, is hands down, the hostess with the mostest. I wander up for my appointment, which she’s completely forgotten. Without missing a beat, she pours me a glass of chardonnay and directs me to what she calls “the best seat in the house:” a cozy chair overlooking […]

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Emeritus Vineyards (Revisited)

Emeritus Vineyards (Revisited)

  Full confession: I am a longtime fan of Emeritus and have written about them before. But I’ve never gotten to meet the owner, Brice Cutrer Jones, and my recent visit gave me the chance to do that as well as see their beautiful new tasting room. Designed by his daughter, Mari (who holds the […]

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Joseph Jewell

Joseph Jewell

There is much temptation to say Joseph Jewell has a jewel of a tasting room, or is a hidden gem, or some other punny nonsense. However, both statements happen to be true. Joseph Jewell is decidedly off the beaten path, one of three tasting rooms and four restaurants located along a three-block stretch of Forrestville, […]

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Emeritus Vineyards

Emeritus Vineyards

A visit to any vineyard is pretty much going to be spectacular.  There’s often a long drive lined with row upon row of verdant vines eventually leading to some sort of grand house or winery – or both! –  nestled among the lush scenery.   However, when the occasion is to see where a wine […]

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