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San Luis Obispo Coast
Coast Meets Vines: The ‘Cool’ San Luis Obispo Coast AVA

Nestled along the Pacific Ocean, on the central coast of California, lies the San Luis…

Lodi Zinfandel
Transforming Lodi Zinfandel, A Journey From Cloyingly Sweet To Thoughtfully Balanced

We shudder to think of the days when White Zinfandel dominated the menus of our…

tin city
Changemakers at Paso Robles’ Tin City Blend Wine, Culture, and Ingenuity

Among the rolling vineyards and stunning mountain views of central California’s Paso Robles wine region…

Cienega Valley
The Cienega Valley Soil Secret That Gifts Affordable Bourgogne-Style Wines

As Bourgogne wine prices continue to skyrocket, consumers search for more affordable options elsewhere. Unfortunately,…

5 Pioneering Women Who Are Altering the California Winemaking Industry

Wine is an industry that is still very much dominated by men, particularly when it…

Paso Robles wine tasting
Insider’s Guide to 7 Unique Paso Robles Wine Tasting Experiences

Reflecting the same going-rogue attitude as the wines poured in the region are several unique…

California Wildfire Mitigation
How Grazing Ruminants Are Fighting Wine Country Fires

2020 is a vintage few would choose to repeat. In many ways, it changed everything.…

Byron Blatty and the Revival of LA County Wine

Whether we call it a resurgence, a revival, or a revolution, one thing is for…

Stolpman Vineyards
Stolpman Vineyards: Connecting Ballard Canyon to the Northern Rhône

There are more than 5,700 miles between Ballard Canyon, California and the Northern Rhône. That’s…

Cathy Corison
Industry Innovator: Winemaking Trailblazer, Cathy Corison

Cathy Corison is a winemaker in St. Helena, California and undoubtedly a trailblazer. Spanning her…

Mark Blatty
SOMM TV Podcast: Mark Blatty & Urban Vines

In this episode of the SOMM TV podcast, Jason Wise chats about winemaking in Los…

Spring Mountain Vineyard
7 Years That Sculpt the Identity of Spring Mountain Vineyard

The rich history of Spring Mountain Vineyard is a web of mystery and excitement. With…