What do you do if you are a small, family-owned winery and don't have the room or don't want to invest in a bottling line? You hire a mobile bottling truck.

Mobile Bottling Truck: Indispensable for Many Small Wineries

What do you do if you are a small, family-owned winery and don't have the room or don't want to ...
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The new E16 Winery tasting room in Somerset, CA, has an inviting ambiance, friendly staff and delicious wine from both the E16 and Firefall labels.

E16 Winery — New Tasting Room in Somerset, CA

One of the members of our wine tasting group, the Vineyard Vixens, had read some reviews of E16 Winery and ...
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You don't need an excuse to go wine tasting but a special event like the Schoolhouse Road Progressive Picnic in Shenandoah Valley adds to the fun.

Shenandoah Schoolhouse Road Progressive Picnic

7th Annual Schoolhouse Road Progressive Picnic You don't need an excuse to go wine tasting but an event or special ...
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The beautiful grounds with a lake; delicious, robust wines and super friendly staff make Dobra Zemlja Winery a great place to visit in Shenandoah Valley.

Dobra Zemlja Celebrates 22 Years in Shenandoah Valley

When I learned that Dobra Zemlja was having an event to celebrate 22 years in Shenandoah Valley, I decided it ...
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If you want to be treated like family when you go wine tasting then Sentivo Vineyards is where you want to be. Beautiful location, great wine and food.

Join the Family at Sentivo Vineyards

A while back, my wine tasting group, the Vineyard Vixens, went to visit a couple of wineries in Fairplay, CA, and ...
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The wine blending class at Wine Tree Farm is educational and thoroughly enjoyable. It was a blast and I highly recommend it.

Wine Blending at Wine Tree Farm

I have done a lot of wine tasting in Gold Country over the past couple of years and the most enjoyable times ...
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The Scott Harvey Wines and Taste Restaurant wine and food pairing for wine club members and guests was a hit. Wine club membership has its privileges!

Wine and Food Pairing Event — Scott Harvey and Taste

You've heard that membership has its privileges. Well, that is very true when it comes to wine club membership at ...
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A look back at 2016 and my most viewed posts of the year. There were a few surprises and some things I knew would be there.

Most Viewed Posts of 2016

It's the beginning of a new year and I've been reflecting on the blog, looking back at old posts and setting ...
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Schmitz 24 BRIX Wines Tasting Room is relatively new to the Shenandoah Valley. All their wines are highly rated with the Winemaker's Blend the most popular.

Schmitz 24 BRIX Wines and Barrel Cellar Tasting Room

24 BRIX is a relatively new kid in the Shenandoah Valley. We watched over a period of weeks this past year ...
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A preview of what's coming on the blog in food, wine and travel - a field trip to Allspicery, some wine tasting and a couple of terrific recipes.

It’s All In My Head! – Food, Wine and Travel

It seems I've been on a bit of an unintended hiatus from the blog. I've been so busy doing research, ...
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Earlier in September, the Vineyard Vixens toasted another year of wine tasting adventures, beginning with Bray Vineyards.

The Vixens Play at Bray: Bray Vineyards

The Vineyard Vixens, the wine tasting group of the Mother Lode Newcomers, goes on hiatus for the summer. Earlier in ...
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Vino de mocca is a luscious dessert wine infused with natural coffee, chocolate and orange flavors and makes this fudge recipe especially decadent.

Wine Lovers Vino de Mocca Fudge Recipe

Kelly and I were headed back up the hill after a day at Horse Expo in Sacramento. Since it was still early, we ...
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In May 2001, Toogood Estate Winery was established on a 40-acre parcel of rolling hills with microclimates perfect for the varietals hand selected for it.

Toogood Estate Winery in Fairplay

Wine Tasting When I was in my 20s and married, my former spouse and I visited north coast region wineries ...
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Start on Steiner is an association of nine wineries located on Steiner Road in the Shenandoah Valley. The group holds three annual Start on Steiner events.

Start on Steiner Spring Fling Wine Tasting

Start on Steiner is an association of the nine wineries located on Steiner Road in the Shenandoah Valley in California's ...
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