Taste of Sonoma
Another wine auction. Another record broken.It seems like a familiar -- if pleasing -- refrain here in 2015.This time it's the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction. $4.5 million is the record-breaking result.According to The Press Democrat some 650 people were on hand at Chateau St. Jean for the event. There...
Food. Wine. Sun.With the Labor Day weekend right around the corner, we have the event worthy of your consideration.Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is a three-day escape that, as you might've guessed, features everything we love about Northern California wine country.Expect plenty of cooking demos, incredible local wines, and scrumptious servings...
2013 saw Gina Gallo balancing a new family (twin girls), a growing wine empire, and the day-to-day minutia related to the tireless enterprise of winemaking.
There was (of course) much tomfoolery to be had, with full grown adults, including your humble narrators, willfully playing the part.
As you'll find out, little did I know I'd find myself in a dispute over a swing on this special day (sigh - see video below for more on that kerfuffle).
Dressed in some sort of medieval outfit, featuring a top hat, and with a sword at his side, Jean-Charles Boisset was an effervescent host. There were lots of hugs (oh, the love!), story-telling (oh, the stories!), and ... speeches (oh, the speeches!).
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend hosts include Francis Ford Coppola Winery (Sonoma Starlight Supper Club), MacMurray Ranch Winery (Taste of Sonoma), Chateau Ste. Jean (Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction) plus scores of other wineries across Sonoma County.