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
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.
“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’
Visiting Stillwaters Winery in Paso Robles over a 3-day President’s holiday weekend the place is hopping with brides-to-be along with the out-of-towners looking for a breath of fresh air after too many months of C19. As I walked out after tasting I was thanking owner Paul for his hospitality. I mentioned the patio was crowded … Continue Reading California Wineries Open Up After C19 Public Masking Requirements Softened