Stone Ashe View - Crest of the Blue Ridge Wine Trail

Explore North Carolina’s Crest of the Blue Ridge Wine Trail

Located just outside Hendersonville lies the Crest of the Blue Ridge Wine Trail. Seven wineries make up the Crest of the Blue Ridge AVA and wine trail. I visited five of the seven. This area’s attraction lies not only with its wineries but within the entire Henderson County, the city of Henderson, its art, restaurants,

Santa Ynez Wineries Buttonwood Winery & Vineyard Heather Daenitz | Craft & Cluster

Santa Ynez Wineries: Gleason Family Vineyards

Dreaming of his next project brought Kevin Gleason to the Santa Ynez Valley; today, his Gleason Family Vineyards consists of three Santa Ynez wineries, each representing a different terroir and micro climate in the valley. The three distinct wineries are Refugio Ranch, Roblar, and Buttonwood. For the Gleason family, being stewards of the land, whether

View of the Ranch from Center of Effort © Cori Solomon Travel 2022

Travel 2022 Year In Review

In 2022 my travel adventures exploring destinations continued both virtually and in person. Although travel was primarily within California, I also traveled to Florida. Enjoy my travel 2022 year in review as I discovered many places in person and virtually more that I hope to visit soon. Travel 2022 Year in Review – In-Person Travel

View San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande Ranch in 2022 @ Cori Solomon - Travel 2022

Finding Synchronicity in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande

Places I Love usually involve all my senses: taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing. Like wine and grape growing, it involves terroir and that sense of place. This connection is dear to me, especially visiting the destinations of San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande. My journey begins the minute I exit the tunnel on Highway

Craft Wine Tasting

Craft Wine: The best of America’s Small Wine Producers

For me, finding the small unique, and even obscure winery is part of the fun of drinking wine. The passion of the people creating these wines shines through and invites you to sip their wine and discover what they love about winemaking. To help these wineries succeed in producing their craft wine and get their

Sta. Rita Hills AVA © Cori Solomon

Day Tripping to Lompoc and Santa Barbara County for a Taste of Good Wine

It does not take much to entice my husband and me to drive up to the Central Coast for wine tasting. Santa Barbara County has so many areas to visit, including Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, and Lompoc. The various appellations of Santa Barbara County open the door to many options for tasting

South African Winemakers

The Driving Force between Five South African Winemakers

Bring five South African winemakers together, and you will see what defines South African wine. They are friends and collaborators who represent four distinct wine regions in South Africa, and they presented their wines and those of others at a wine tasting called South Africa Redefined. South Africa’s wine history goes back almost 400 years.

View from Milagro Farm Winery

Discover Ramona Wineries: San Diego County’s Best Kept Secret

Ramona Valley is one of Southern California’s secrets. Most people are not aware that this is one of our state’s wine regions. Ramona Valley’s topography can be described as the old west meets Tuscany. The area reminds me of Maremma a portion of Tuscany known for its wine and cowboys, the Butteri, who work the

Ruby Vineyards Winery Dog Stanley

Discover the dog-friendly places in Tualatin Valley, Oregon

Like many, I like to take my dogs with me when I travel, especially when I am visiting wineries. Although my trip to the Tualatin Valley did not include my dogs, I made sure to discover the dog-friendly places to take my dogs in the future. If you want to bring your dog along to

Enjoying Temecula Valley

Uncover the delights of Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley came to Los Angeles for an interactive day for the trade and media, bringing a sampling of restaurants, hotels, wineries and more. Titled Uncover Temecula Valley, indeed opened our eyes to what a wine enthusiast or a traveler can experience when visiting. Visit Temecula and Pechanga Resort Casino hosted the event, which also

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