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Harvest 2020: A Tale of Two Cities

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Harvest has been relatively painless for some in the Santa Clara Valley. For others, it’s been painfully difficult. It’s all a matter of where grapes are sourced. Most of Santa [...]

Hazy harvest begins

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Nobody likes to kick off the harvest season with wildfires ablaze, but such is the continuing series of delights that has marked the year 2020 from the outset. Some local [...]

Mourning the loss of Gary Guglielmo

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Santa Clara County’s oldest continuously operated family winery since 1925, Guglielmo Family Winery, is reeling from the sudden loss of Gary John Guglielmo, the youngest of the third-generation to helm [...]

Wineries offering tastings by reservation

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Santa Clara Wineries are finally being allowed to open without the burden of having to serve food. Let’s hope that lasts.  “Our winery members have patiently waited out one of [...]

Santa Clara Valley wineries score at competition

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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The Sunset International Wine Competition attracts wines from all over, with great depth in Oregon and Washington; even Arizona and Idaho. This year, the 2018 Gracianna Pinot Noir from Russian [...]

Winery opens for service

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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If you miss relaxing with wine in the vines, head to Fortino, where they’ve begun table service on the Redwood Terrace, by reservation, Friday through Sunday, from 11am-5pm. Guests can [...]

Santa Clara Valley wineries await reopening

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Tasting rooms are starting to reopen in California, but it’s a county-by-county situation. Initially, wineries were required to serve a “full meal” in order to reopen, but that was fortunately [...]

Local winemaker spotlighted

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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When reading the May issue of Wine Business Monthly, I smiled when I saw Dan Martin of Martin Ranch featured as part of their “Winemaker of the Month” series. His [...]
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