Early California Epicenter of Wine Making – Inland Empire

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Legacy California Bottle of Wine From Inland Empire Winery Most California winemaking migrated north years ago (with the exception of Temecula) but there was a time when the Rancho Cucamonga-Ontario area east of downtown Los Angeles produced copious bottles of wine. Driving around these areas today you’ll sometimes see open fields with rows of thick […]

Searching Big Bear For A Good Bottle of California Wine

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Finding a Good Bottle of Wine At 6,750 Feet- Seeking a good bottle of wine in California you’ll normally find yourself on the Central Coast, the valleys north of San Francisco, or the central valley near Lodi. But the folks in Big Bear Village, nestled among Southern California’s pine trees at 6,750 foot altitude, provide […]

Bottle of Wine Club With a Twist At Orange Coast Winery

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Oh, the joy of seeking out a good bottle of wine. Orange Coast Winery wine club has a new twist on the wine club concept and we tested it for the first time on a recent Friday night. Most wineries won’t empower you to choose wine for your shipment. Instead, they’ll ship a collection of […]

A Good Bottle of Wine in the OC – Giracci Vinyards & Farm

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Of the three wineries producing a good bottle of wine in Orange County, Giracci Vineyards & Farm  is the prettiest, and most similar to a traditional wine estate. The similarity of all three wine makers? Besides working in the OC, they are blending grape from Paso Robles. Giracci sits in the canyons east of Yorba […]

Orange County Bottle of Wine – In Our Backyard

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Can you find a bottle of wine by a vintner skilled at making good vino from disparate places like Temecula, Lodi and California’s central coast?  We found that vintner, right in our backyard, that can blend great bottles of wine from dissimilar grapes. And, he’s here in Orange County. Orange Coast Cellars is related to […]

Bottle of Wine From Laguna Canyon Winery

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Finding a good bottle of wine from Southern California can be a challenge for those who enjoy the softness of cooler climate wines like Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Sonoma and Lake County. Our warmer weather produces a different grape for winemakers. So we’ve been visiting with some of the locals to find some interesting regional […]

Cucamonga Valley Filippi Family – Southern California Pioneer Wine Makers

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When you hear the word Cucamonga used in a song or a joke it implies it’s a far off distant land that really does not exist. It’s like referring to something as residing in the “The North 40.” Where is this place? The Cucamonga Valley does exist, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles where […]