Wine

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 [...]

Fall Passport in the valley

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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

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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 [...]
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