DeLille Cellars’ Estate Vineyard, Grand Ciel, Red Mountain AVA, WA.

DeLille Cellars: Celebrating 25 years of Washington wine

This year marks a very special one for DeLille Cellars in Washington State. The winery is celebrating their 25th year of making wine. March 22nd kicks of a yearlong celebration of this Woodinville winery. The winery was established in 1992. Chris Upchurch is the cofounder and executive winemaker. DeLille focuses on Bordeaux blends with a

Read More

Roccafiore Winery and Resort Vineyards

Find Enchantment in Umbria at the Roccafiore Winery and Resort

In 2014 I had the opportunity to meet Luca Baccarelli and sample the wines of Roccafiore Winery. this magnificent property in person. Fast forward to 2016 where my wish came true on a recent trip to Italy. I have to say viewing images does not do justice to this winery and resort. In Italian, rocca means

Read More

Pointe-Hilton-Tapatio-Vina-Maquis

Capturing the Magic of Chilean Wines with Thoughtful Food Pairings

The iconic Different Pointe of View Restaurant sits on the Tapatio Cliffs above downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Besides offering spectacular sunset dinners, an acclaimed wine list and birds-eye views of the city lights, the Executive Chef combines all three into a monthly chef-led dinner with guest winemakers from around the world. Recently I was invited to

Read More

Lodi Wine

Lodi Wine: Discovering this Central Valley AVA

Recently WineLA arranged a tasting at La Brea Bakery showcasing LoCA, The Wines of Lodi California. The Lodi wine area, which is known as the Zinfandel capital of the world was also named in 2015 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast. Today Lodi is not just known for Zinfandel, there is an eclectic

Read More

New Zealand Loveblock Wines

New Zealand Loveblock Wines Meets West Hollywood Wolf Restaurant

It is interesting to discover a winery and restaurant that have the similar philosophies and approaches to their craft. Such was the case when I was invited to the New Zealand winery, Loveblock Wines luncheon at Wolf, West Hollywood. What is even more fascinating is the commonality that exists even though you could consider the

Read More

The Vineyards at Law Estate Wines

Law Estate Wines: Passion and aesthetics inspire a unique winery

What could be more magnificent than an unobstructed winery view of vineyards while sipping wine at a hilltop tasting room. Such is the case at LAW Estate Wines where detail to the architecture, the beauty of the vineyards, sustainable and organic practices all come together providing a unique experience and producing exceptional wines from the

Read More

JRC Vineyard Pinot Noir

A day in Santa Barbara tasting Pinot Noir

It does not take much to convince me to make a trip to Santa Barbara or sip Pinot Noir. When I received an invitation to the Santa Barbara Vintners Pinot Noir tasting at the Bacara Resort & Spa, it offered a nice opportunity for my husband and I to get away from Los Angeles, enjoy

Read More

Pam Starr, Crocker & Starr

Crocker & Starr: A female winemaker’s quest for terroir driven Cabernet Franc

There are many prominent female winemakers making their mark on an industry that was established predominately by men. One such woman is Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr has an affinity for Cabernet Franc. The winery is celebrating their 20th year of producing wine, which shows the prowess and stamina of the woman behind this

Read More

Jamie Slone Wines Tasting Room

Jamie Slone Wines: From the speedway to the tasting room

Finding an invigorating and dynamic wine tasting experience in Santa Barbara is easily found when visiting Jamie Slone Wines. Here you will meet the charismatic and engaging Jamie Slone and walk away with an enchanting experience. The tasting room offers an eclectic yet consistent collection of wines that includes Rhones and Bordeaux blends as well

Read More

Leslie Preston in vineyards

Coiled Wines: Winding a path through the Snake River Valley

It is not often that you run across a winery that truly defines a region, AVA and the topography of an area with their branding. Sitting at dinner recently sipping a bottle of the Coiled Sidewinder from Idaho’s Snake River Valley AVA, the thought occurred. The Coiled label and branding not only represents the region;

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest