Peter Work, Ampelos Cellars

Ampelos Cellars: A winery that is cutting edge, passionate and proud

Since the Wine Institute has designated April as Earth Month, I am exploring wineries that utilize sustainable practices in most aspects of their grape growing and winemaking process. Each winery employs its own set of standards and principles to attain its goal of sustainability. One winery determined to pave the way to establishing a strong … Read more

Buttonwood Wines

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard: A spontaneous delight

Sometimes the most impromptu situations lead to wonderful outcomes. That was the case when winemaker Karen Steinwachs heard I was in Solvang for the day and invited me at the last minute to Buttonwood Winery pick up party. It was an invite I could not decline. The Buttowood Farm Winery & Vineyard is situated amongst … Read more

Greek Wines - Limnio

Domaine Porto Carras: An Experience With A Greek Winery

Opportunities come in many forms, and when you are a wine lover, it could be experiencing wines from a new region. In my case, the door opened for me to discover a Greek winery. The wines were those of Domaine Porto Carras. Macedonia In Greece, there are 330 varietals of which only seventy-eight are imported.  … Read more

Crawford Family Wines

Crawford Family Wines: Passion is the key to their wines

Is it the key to opening the door or just pushing the door ajar?  In the case of Crawford Family Wines, it is both.  The key is the branding symbol of the winery, but it is also the key to an opportunity to taste some fantastic wines.  The door is something both Mark and Wendy … Read more

Boeger Winery Vineyards

Boeger Winery: Pioneering the rebirth of wine in El Dorado County

The Sierra Foothills presents itself as a sleepy wine community but therein lies some fabulous wineries creating many marvelous wines. One such winery, Boeger Winery represents one of the pioneers in El Dorado County. Established in 1973, owner Greg Boeger aspired to bring diversity of styles and varietals to this area just northeast of Sacramento. … Read more

The charm of Hermann Missouri draws many wine lovers

Sitting on board a flight to St Louis, I’m reminded of my visit to Hermann Missouri, the charming town situated along the Missouri River in the heart of the Missouri Wine Country. The location of Hermann is reminiscent of the Rhine River Valley and the quaint German Towns that reside along its banks. The German … Read more

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