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Getting into the Spirit of Things

Getting into the Spirit of Things

Not too long ago, my MIL’s brother (my uncle in law?) visited from Arizona and brought some bottles of a local vino, the Keeling Schaefer Three Sisters Syrah.   Though I was curious to try it, the wine wound up in the wine refrigerator and only migrated its way back into my consciousness the other […]

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Meet the Winemaker:  Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock Wine Co.

Meet the Winemaker: Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock Wine Co.

Growing up at a winery suggests that one might be inclined to either flee from or embrace completely this heritage.   Morgan Twain-Peterson did both.   His father Joel Peterson founded Ravenswood, known for its Zinfandel, in 1976; Morgan joined the family in 1981.  Then, in 1986 at the tender age of five, he made […]

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Tasting Halter Ranch Wines

Tasting Halter Ranch Wines

It was a bit disappointing to find that Kevin Sass hadn’t made any of the four sample bottles I tasted.  However, the wines were so delicious overall, I can’t wait to see where he takes them.   The wines are rated A to F for quality (C is average) and 1 to 3 for value, […]

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Introducing Halter Ranch

Introducing Halter Ranch

Halter Ranch was originally part of a 3,000-acre ranch established in the 1880s by Edwin Smith, a San Francisco butcher turned Central Coast farmer and livestock dealer.   Though prosperous, Smith fell on hard times, and his property was sold and split up in the early 1900s.  Though the land was always farmed, the first […]

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