Wine

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 [...]

Fall Passport in the valley

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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It’s that time again: Passport month in the Santa Clara Valley kicks off on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Coyote Creek Golf Club, 5:30-8:30 p.m.  The $100 VIP ticket includes [...]

Fundraisers for Gilroy shooting victims

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Many are scarred and still shaken by the trauma of being caught up in the horror of the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in July. It’s hard to [...]

Market set to return Aug. 10

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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The first Makers Market held at The Stomping Ground in July featured more than a dozen local craftspeople whose wares are featured in Makers Market shops at Santana Row, Napa [...]

Veraison underway at local vineyards

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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August is the month when veraison occurs in earnest, in both white and red grapes. Berries begin swelling rapidly and whites transition from a Thompson seedless shade of pale green [...]

Gilroy Garlic Festival 2019 wine garden

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Get ready for garlic, wine and country music as the 41st annual Garlic Festival returns with Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat and her new Nashville band, Gone West. Cook-offs [...]

Market comes to Stomping Ground

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Janu Goelz of Alara Cellars has long loved the idea of an open air market and is thrilled to bring Makers Market to The Stomping Ground on the second Saturday [...]

Solis takes Best of Show

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For the second year in a row, a Santa Clara Valley winery won the Central Coast Wine Competition.  Solis Winery garnered Best White and Best of Show with the 2018 [...]

P&V Vineyards makes debut

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Paul Kermoyan didn’t grow up with dreams of becoming a winemaker or owning a vineyard. He was an Armenian kid whose family dabbled in homebrew. During college, he got into [...]
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