Winery Profiles

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A Wine Sojourn to Sonoita

The Sonoita AVA is the first Arizona AVA we visited, so it will always be special to us for that reason. That was back in 2011 and I remember being astonished to discover high-elevation grassland in Arizona dotted with windmills, grazing horses, cattle and antelope. I was even more surprised by the sight of vineyards growing in what looked like […]

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Alpine Wines from Peter Zemmer

If you are a curious wine drinker who is willing to challenge assumptions made about certain varietal wines and curious about lesser-know wine regions, then we have two interesting wines from Peter Zemmer for your consideration. We have tasted prior vintages of one of these wines, the other is new to us. We received both as tasting samples. Alto Adige […]

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Sipping Left Coast Wine

It has been two years since I last tasted a wine from Left Coast Estate. That experience, part of a Live Wine Blogging session held at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, was hectic and rushed. This second opportunity to taste a collection of Left Coast wines, which we received as tasting samples, was relaxed and focused — just the […]

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A Sampler of Kenwood Vineyards

Kenwood Vineyards is a winery name you no doubt recognize. The Sonoma County winery has been making wine since 1970. We’ve enjoyed Kenwood wines over the years, but haven’t tasted many recently. We recently received a selection of Kenwood Vineyards wines as tasting samples that provided an opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with the wines of Kenwood Vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards began […]

Lisa Strid, Aridus Wine Co winemaker

An Introduction to Aridus Wine Company

I bet the last time you visited Napa Valley you tasted Napa wine. Of course you did, that’s what we all do when we go to Napa. In early July we traveled to Napa for a wine tasting, but not of Napa wine. Whaat? Yes, we were invited to meet, and taste wine with, Lisa Strid, winemaker for Aridus Wine […]

Willcox Vineyard

Return to Willcox, Arizona – Part 2

A two-day trip to the charming railroad town of Willcox in 2013 left us longing to return. We fell in love with the high desert grassland, the mountains that ring the Sulphur Springs Valley and, of course, the wine. In Part 1 of this post we shared our hiking experiences and introduced you to a historic B&B where we stayed […]