Wineries of San Diego County – Good So Cal Bottles of Wine

San Diego County Wineries Southern Coast’s Bottles of Wine From San Diego’s surfing beaches in Oceanside to Fallbrook, down through Escondido and east to Julian and Ramona and all the way out in Campo you’ll find winemakers creating interesting bottles of wine. It’s a continuation of the Winefication of California. As this region has become […]

California Central Coast Bottles of Wine

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California Bottles of Wine by Sans Liege Rhone Style Blending on the Central Coast A bottle of wine is comprised of earth, plant, weather and the winemaker’s knowledge and palate. In California there are myriads of variations of each giving us a bounty of wine. It’s what we call, ‘The Golden Age of California Wine.’ […]

1,000 Bottles of Wine – All in One Room

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Where is That Buttery Chardonnay? A Thousand Bottles of Wine to Taste – Walking into a wine tasting room with 111 wine distributors, and thousands of bottles of wine, can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Wines from Europe, Washington State, bottles of wine from South Africa, and untold numbers from California were available to […]

A Bottle of Wine, A Block of Cheese, Crackers and Warm Sunshine at Saucelito Canyon Winery

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A Bottle of Zinfandel Wine From Edna Valley Seeking an interesting California Bottle of Wine, we’ve always cruised down Highway 101 out of San Luis Obispo and driven PCH on a loop around two quiet appellations known as Edna Valley and the Arroyo Grande Valley. But not on this journey. South of SLO, pulling off […]

A Bottle of Sangiovese Wine, From Lompoc?

While the winemakers of Santa Rita Hills (near Lompoc) specialize in good bottles of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine, there is one local winemaker declaring his winery a House of Sangiovese. This caught our eye while exiting Foxen Canyon, preparing to explore Santa Rita Hills. On a beautifully winter sunny Sunday morning, we saunterd into an […]

Orphan Bottle of Wine From Santa Rita Hills – Babcock Winery & Vineyards

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Nearly every bottle of wine nested in our cellar has a story celebrating a journey through California wine country. But once in a while we look at a bottle, and nothing comes to mind.  Our thought is, ‘Where did we get this bottle of wine, was it a gift?’ Looking through the wine cache for […]

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 […]

Salinas Valley’s Bottle of Wine – Monterey’s Scheid Vineyards

As spring approaches, so do bottle of wine deliveries. Three club deliveries arrived in the last week, Denner, Scheid and Hahn. Scheid Vineyards is in Monterey County, sheltered on the leeward side of the Santa Lucia Range of mountains. It’s part of the Salinas Valley, one of California’s golden spots for farming.  They have vineyards stretching […]

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 […]

A Bottle of Wine From Lodi – The Zinfandel Wine Treasure of California’s Central Valley

While we enjoy a bottle of wine from Lodi, a major zinfandel producing region (plus a lot of other wines labeled as ‘Californian’), we’ve not  posted anything about the region. A friend of ours on the way to taste Lodi wine requested recommendations for tasting the area, and I gave her a list of our […]