Category Results for: Wine Travel

 

Weekend in the Walla Walla Valley AVA: A Tale of Two States

Monday, September 13th, 2010

We spent Labor Day Weekend visiting the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The Walla Walla Valley AVA was established in 1984 as Washington State’s third AVA. It encompasses areas in both Washington and Oregon. When you are visiting wineries and vineyards in the valley, it is easy to forget which state you are in. The lines […]

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Paso Robles: Odds and Ends

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Over the past few months, I have highlighted some of the people and places I encountered on my press trip to Paso Robles in March. Paso Robles is California’s third largest and fastest growing wine region. Paso is producing some excellent wines, has wonderful welcoming people, and is a beautiful area to boot. Before filing […]

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Book Review: In Search of Bacchus

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Since I had read and really enjoyed George Taber’s first book, Judgment of Paris, the story of the historic California vs. France wine tasting in Paris in 1976, I have been looking forward to reading another of his books. However, Kori read and reviewed Taber’s next book, To Cork or Not to Cork, and she […]

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Paso Robles: The Food

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

While we frequently enjoy wine with food, our writings here on Wine Peeps generally focus on the wine first. Don’t get me wrong, food is important and there are plenty of food blogs out there for you foodies. We just want to be your first stop when it comes to wine. However, on my recent […]

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Columbia Gorge AVA: One of Washington and Oregon’s Best Kept Secrets

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

We spent Memorial Day Weekend visiting the Columbia Gorge AVA. The Columbia Gorge AVA was established in 2004. It runs along the Columbia River and encompasses areas in both Washington and Oregon. The area boasts gorgeous views, numerous outdoor recreation options, quality vineyards, excellent wines, and very friendly folks. We arrived in Hood River, Oregon, […]

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Paso Robles: Crash Courses at Steinbeck Vineyards

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Looking for a unique wine country experience that takes you beyond the tasting room? The Crash Courses at Steinbeck Vineyards in Paso Robles, California, could be the answer for you. Members of the Steinbeck family, who have been farming in the Paso Robles area for six generations, teach the courses. Participants have the rare opportunity […]

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Texas Wine Country 2010

Friday, May 14th, 2010

According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas is the 5th largest wine producing state in the U.S. (behind only California, Washington, Oregon, and New York), with more than 180 wineries contributing $1.35 billion annually to the Texas economy. Nearly 1 million travelers a year visit Texas wineries. I would bet that most of our […]

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Paso Robles: Dusi Vineyard

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Dusi Vineyard is located in west Templeton, California, in the Paso Robles AVA. The Dusi family is well-known for growing top-notch Zinfandel, which is considered the heritage variety of Paso Robles because it had a strong influence on the growth and development of the local wine industry. Sylvester and Caterina Dusi immigrated to the United […]

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Paso Robles: Signature Varietal?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Some wine regions have gained legendary status because of the popularity of one signature varietal; think Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or Oregon Pinot Noir. Prior to my recent trip to explore Paso Robles wine country, I was uncertain as to whether or not the region had a signature varietal. I was familiar with the proliferation […]

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Spotlight On: Cave B Estate Winery

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Cave B Estate Winery is a destination winery resort located on 900 foot cliffs above the Columbia River in Quincy, Washington. Founded in 2001 by Vincent and Carol Bryan, Cave B Estate Winery sits in the heart of the Bryan’s SageCliffe Resort which also includes The Cave B Inn at SageCliffe, The Spa at SageCliffe, […]

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