On The Wine Road

The Passion Expressed Within the Wine Industry


As we approach the end of another year, now my 6th On The Wine Road, I’d like to reach back to share a version of this previous post. It’s been an extreme pleasure to meet many fascinating

Warren Winiarski, A Wine Industry Icon


Sometimes good things come in twos. It took over two years for me to nail down this interview with Warren Winiarski, I recorded over two hours of audio, and it took two visits to do so. Yet

Kendall-Jackson’s Harvest Celebration & Season Cookbook


It’s harvest season in wine country and Kendall-Jackson is presenting their Second Annual Harvest Celebration this Sunday. I sat down with KJ’s chef Justin Wangler to learn about all we’ll see, smell and taste during the day.

ZD Wines Celebrates 50 Years


A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of being invited to attended a grand affair at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa. About 700 people were in attendance, culinary fare was being

September is California Wine Month


On this segment/podcast Nancy Light, the Vice President of Communications at the Wine Institute rings me up to discuss the fact that September is California Wine Month. There are over 70 events occurring throughout the state. We touch

The 20th Annual Stags Leap Vineyard to Vintner Event


Each year, member wineries of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers open their doors for this one weekend, giving visitors exclusive access to the wines, vineyards and people behind this iconic wine region. This year the event takes

Signature Sonoma Valley Weekend, 4/6-8


I dedicated a full show to year’s Signature Sonoma Valley event.  It’s only the second year but the organizers have really dialed it in for 2018. My guests are winemaker, and Ravenswood co-founder, Joel Peterson, and Steve

Wine Routes Trip Planner App and Sonoma Co. Restaurant Week


Here is the full show from 03-03-18. You’ll hear about a new website app that helps you choose the wine country experience that best suites your desires. Wine Routes helps you search for wineries that are dog or

Zialena Winery Celebrates Their 1st Anniversary & Hirsch Vineyards Healdsburg Tasting Room


In this show I ventured to north Sonoma County. The first stop is Zialena winery in Geyserville to see how things went with their first year in business. They make a barrel aged Sauvingnon blanc, and well

Chappellet Winery Celebrates 50 Years


Yes, for 50 years the Chappellet family has been crafting exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietals from their Pritchard Hill Estate high above Napa Valley. It started with a leap of faith when Donn Chappellet and family left a