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Hope from Aver Vineyards

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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The holidays are a chance to make the world smaller as we open hearts and homes to family and friends and, hopefully, to perfect strangers as well. This Thanksgiving, I [...]

Harvest comes to a close

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Harvest 2019 seemed endless to many. At last, it’s finally over. John Aver of Aver Family Vineyards finally brought in cinsault, mourvedre and petite sirah. Of 2019, he said, “I [...]

Varieties galore at Church Creek

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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When I dropped in at Church Creek Cellars on a warm November Saturday, the parking lot was near full and the place was filled with many happy patrons being served [...]

Thanksgiving pairings

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Santa Clara Valley wineries offer everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast, from sparkling and pinot noir to grenache, sangiovese and beyond. Begin with zingy-fresh 2018 Jason-Stephens “Pixelated” Rosé of [...]

Harvest 2019 nearly a wrap

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Ask anybody about the 2019 harvest in the Santa Clara Valley and they’ll tell you it’s been late and protracted. Kim Englehart of Lion Ranch shared, “It’s been challenging; every [...]

J. Lohr keeps raising the bar

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Jerry Lohr recently celebrated 45 years as the head of a 100 percent family-owned wine business that eschews outside investors. His children are all involved, also a rarity. Daughter Cynthia [...]

White after Labor Day?

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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It’s easy to fall in love with the sleek, eye-catching Alara Cellars labels that flaunt high fashion better than most ads in Esquire magazine. Besides which, Janu Goelz’s wines are [...]

Stefania marks five years

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Stefania Romero and her husband, Paul, have been at their Day Road location for five years now. Their tasting room is pure Americana barn, furnished with reclaimed local barnwood and [...]
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