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Gold medal dreams come true

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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We desperately need some bright spots in the news these days. Among the cheery tidings is word that many Santa Clara Valley tasting rooms have once again reopened after a [...]

Wineries hanging on

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Forced to do pickup only beginning in early December, our local wineries have sure been whiplashed by the pandemic. But it doesn’t stop them from pressing on. While the winegrower’s [...]

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 [...]
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