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9010 E Harney Ln, Lodi, CA 95240, USA
I had heard a lot of talk about the Lodi region of Northern California wine country lately, but I didn't expect the wine tasting experience there to be so rewarding. Harney Lane Winery showcases the best aspects of Lodi wine country: a family-run...
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6 W Pine St, Lodi, CA 95240, USA
Lodi, California is a small town in the valley of North-Central California, just south of Sacramento and east of the Bay Area. Not many people realize what a fantastic wine producing area it is. I didn't; in fact, I had heard about the wines of...
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1301 Armstrong Rd, Lodi, CA 95242, USA
In Lodi, one of California's lesser-known wine regions, one winery is breaking out of the mold and making wines that take everyone who tries them by surprise. When Borra Vineyards opened in 1975, it was the first boutique winery in the area. Now...
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9613, 23627 Devries Rd, Lodi, CA 95242, USA
I had driven by this rural part of California's Central Valley numerous times but had no idea what a special oasis lay among the old oak trees and huge vineyards around Lodi. After visiting last week, I now consider this place to be a new favorite...
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4580 CA-12, Lodi, CA 95242, USA
When most people think Zins, they think white, but those people don't know what they're missing. Old Vine Zins are a product of California's Central Valley. Known as the armpit of the state, wine is its one redeeming quality. If you're passing...
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34843 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591, USA
When a friend suggested that we begin our wine tasting journey through Temecula at the South Coast Winery, I had no idea that we would also be dining in its award-winning restaurant, the Vineyard Rose. My crunchy grilled-cheese sandwich stuffed...
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Primal Pastures. Where do I start. This farm was started by a family that followed the Paleo diet and wanted to eat protein that they trusted, so they raised their own pastured chickens in their half acre backyard. Then they started to sell to...
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29377 Rancho California Rd #203, Temecula, CA 92593, USA
Freshly picked grapes during the harvest in Temecula Valley Wine region.
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29377 Rancho California Rd #203, Temecula, CA 92593, USA
Late September wine harvest in Temecula Valley -- there are over 35 wineries in this region. http://www.temeculawines.org/
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29377 Rancho California Rd #203, Temecula, CA 92593, USA
It's 2am and the night harvest is in full swing in late September in Temecula Valley's vibrant wine region. http://www.temeculawines.org/
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29377 Rancho California Rd #203, Temecula, CA 92593, USA
Freshly picked grapes being gathered by the bucket-full in Temecula Valley during the late September harvest season.
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Temecula, CA, USA
As the sun was setting, the late September grape harvest began for the evening, only to continue through the night.
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1818, 28410 Old Town Front St, Temecula, CA 92590, USA
For the traveler (vs the tourist), we thrive in the authentic, local, and genuine experience. Yet these days it appears as though many restaurants and markets source their ingredients from a location across the globe. Doh! That doesn't sound very...
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18501 Philo Greenwood Rd, Philo, CA 95466, USA
At the Apple Farm, sleep in wooden cottages surrounded by one of the valley’s last major orchards. Sally and Don Schmitt, founders of the French Laundry, the legendary restaurant in Yountville, California, run the farm with their daughter and...
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5601 CA-128, Philo, CA 95466, USA
Stop by the tasting room at Navarro Vineyards and sip floral, dry gewürztraminer and lightméthode à l’anciennepinot noir. Non-drinkers should tryverjus, a tart juice made from young grapes. Schedule a vineyard tour and walk between rows of budding...
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8501 CA-128, Philo, CA 95466, USA
This unpretentious tasting room is set in gorgeous country. Stop for a picnic--and some sips of brut rose--if you're cutting across the Anderson Valley en route to the Mendocino Coast.
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2400 CA-46, Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA
Driving thru the wine fields of central California wasn’t technically on ‘the list’ of things to see or do while we were out exploring, but wow was it pretty awesome! If I remember right this was right outside Paso Pobles, and the best part about...