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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 [...]

Winery shifts focus away from incubator

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Musical chairs has been the theme for tasting rooms in South County this year. We asked Jeff Fadness of La Vie Dansante to set the vinyl straight. Fadness said Blended, [...]

Time on Day Road

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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The weather was just shy of extra toasty Cheez-Its, and the hills shimmered in the relentless bleached blue of the sky. But there was a breeze, and the grass shimmied [...]

A love story, with wine

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Sofia Fedotova never imagined she’d one day own a winery in California. Growing up in the Ural region of Russia, she worked for a consulting firm specializing in seminars for [...]

Wineries come and go

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Change is ever afoot here in wine country. TASS has departed the shared tasting room called Blended, and Medeiros Family will do the same on Oct. 6, leaving La Vie [...]
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