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Exploring California’s Bottles of Wine, One Winery at a Time

A Local’s Guide to California Wines & Wineries

The Golden State is home to 3,674 wineries producing New & Old World Wines the envy of wine makers. That’s 47% of all US wineries. While there is a lot of great wine in other countries, other states, a California bottle of wine is one of our favorites (and we suspect yours too). Our site is dedicated to the regions, terroirs & appelations throughout California creating great bottles of wine. It’s a guide for you to explore California wine areas.

Everybody has their favorite California Bottle of Wine. Some like expensive, some like value, some like taste. We believe the best wine in the world is the wine you like most, whether that be a Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah or Cabernet.

Recent Winery Visits – Trends in Wine

Pear Valley Wines-A Good Place to Sip Vino or Hold Your Wedding

It’s a perfect place for sipping a California bottle of wine or perhaps getting married. Pear Valley Winery on the east side of Paso Robles sits atop rolling hills overlooking the town. It’s a beautiful place. To paraphrase an old adage, the wine is here, it sure is beautiful. We visited Pear Valley in 2015 … Continue Reading Pear Valley Wines-A Good Place to Sip Vino or Hold Your Wedding

Napa Too Expensive? Others Begin To Agree With Us.

Once upon a time the Wall Street Journal published a weekly column by Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher regaling us in the joys of quality wine with an eye toward value. They rated their wines “Yech”, “OK”, “Good”, “Very Good”, “Delicious.” One of their columns annointed Gallo’s Barefoot Winery Pinot Grigio as a wine to … Continue Reading Napa Too Expensive? Others Begin To Agree With Us.

With California Wine, ‘Love The One You’re With’

“Do you smoke, use drugs or drink alcohol?” Classic questions from a doctor but the next question surprised me after I shared my wine proclivities. “Do you like Napa wine?” Living in the central coast of California with close to 350 wineries within an hour’s reach, I was surprised by his question. There’s plenty of … Continue Reading With California Wine, ‘Love The One You’re With’