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Embrace Your Winederlust

Wine is about where it’s from, how it grew, when it was harvested, what cultivated or aged it, and who coaxed it into its potential. Just like people.

Medeiros Family Wines

Medeiros Family Wines

A trip to Medeiros Family Wines will make you want to return. Overall, splendid wines served by wholesome friendly folks with a view as succulent as the wines. We all enjoy vertical tastings to imagine where a wine is going based on previous vintages of the same...

Deep Roots at Alamar Wines

Deep Roots at Alamar Wines

Alamar Wines has deep roots in the land they harvest. Owner and winemaker, Blake Pacheco, is tied to the land at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch where his family toiled the terrain for generations. The soil seasoned by previous generations now cultivates his fruit....

(Extra) Ordinary People Podcast

(Extra) Ordinary People Podcast

Many believe writing a book takes tremendous time, dedication, solitude, and focus. AND it does. But what they don't know is what it gives back. Check out this podcast interview where I talk about my awakenings: Spotify Apple More of my vineyard vagabond life...

Mais Fica Winery

Mais Fica Winery

A name like Mais Fica Winery stays with you. Its an homage to the Portuguese term meaning "more for me" which is heard at the table when grandkids refuse to finish all the food on their plates. But their name stayed with me because they keep winning awards. One of...

Mourvedre Best In Class

Mourvedre Best In Class

Mourvedre may be hard to pronounce. Hard to spell too. But, the Sea Shell Cellars 2021 mourvedre is so easy to sip and savor, it won best in class! This honor is quite a feat for this blending grape since mourvedre is usually a background singer for syrah and grenache...

Cappelli Wines On Demand

Cappelli Wines On Demand

With Cappelli wines on demand, you taste, you like, they bottle it! The newest thing on Main Street in Placerville sounds innovative. But Cappelli Wines is embracing a European time-honored tradition: offering affordably delicious wines in bottles that are filled on...

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

As they say, don't judge a book by its cover, cast your vote instead! Show your support of indie authors everywhere and encourage that it takes a village. This cover was the work of @DesignForBooks, @MaryUebersax, @MarkLevitt and me, the girl gazing at the vineyard in...

Batia Vineyards

Batia Vineyards

Finally, Placerville’s quaint Main Street shopping district has a lovely new tasting room, Batia Vineyards, with fun friendly staff and delicious wines. Just a few doors down from these historic buildings, Batia pours several winners.

Hayseed and Housdon

Hayseed and Housdon

Hayseed and Housdon has one of Paso's only garage tasting rooms for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor experiences yet they are right downtown on a quiet back street...quiet until the 4:19 train. Their wines are an excellent representation of small hand-crafted...

Sierra Vista’s Picpoul Reigns Supreme

Sierra Vista’s Picpoul Reigns Supreme

It may be tough to spell but Sierra Vista's Picpoul Blanc had plenty to say. Picpoul means stings the lip, an homage to its vibrant acidity as high as the Sierras, making them a mouth watering treat on a hot summer day. Sierra Vista's is all that and broad on the...

Pack String Wines – Next Generation Producers

Pack String Wines – Next Generation Producers

Next generation producers like Pack String Wines are impressive. The brand lured us in to know their story. The name itself told a tale of taking a pack string of mules exploring into the land we love. These locals are building their dream on the red dirt that expands...

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos

Welcome Dia De Los Muertos. This beautifully colorful time in our ever changing seasons is dedicated to remembering our cherished loved ones. Think about the time you spent with the dearly departed in your life and reflect on how their time in your life changed you...

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