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The quirky Lady Gaga is a famous American singer and songwriter. Her career started in the early part of the century extending to worldwide recognition. She has been named several times in the Forbes and Time lists respectively as one of “the world’s 100 most powerful women” and “most influential people in the world”. Rumours about her investing in the wine business in Sonoma County have been swirling for the past few years. With no... read more

It’s almost that time of the year for family, turkey, football, and of course, gearing up for Black Friday. Thanksgiving can be quite stressful from booking trips to juggling family. With so much on your plate, you shouldn’t have to worry about picking the right wines to complete the perfect Turkey Day feast. It’s difficult to find THE perfect wine to serve with the meal since Thanksgiving is a cornucopia of flavours. However, there... read more

With the annual festive craze coming to an end, relatives going home and friends coming back from Christmas and New Year trips, January finally comes to order. There is time to search and plan new exciting holidays and days out. Good news for wine lovers is that while Europe’s wine theme is in a state of a winter nap, the Southern Hemisphere is in full bloom, with harvest and wine events and festivals taking place all round in... read more

Summer is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere, and vineyards will soon show off their beautiful golden and red colors as temperatures mellow during the day and become pleasantly cool at night. It is the peak of the most beautiful and active season for winemakers and wine lovers: the grape harvest season! The grape harvest is a crucial part of the winemaking process because the moment that the grapes are picked determines the acidity, sweetness, and flavor of... read more

Spring is almost upon us, so there's only one way to celebrate - discover the best food and wine events taking place all over the world in March.   What’s happening in the vineyard? There’s a lot happening this time of the year, in the Southern Hemisphere especially, with countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa being really busy right now. Guess why? It’s harvest time! Longed for all year... read more

Planning a visit to wine country is on every wine lover’s bucket list, but other than visiting winery after winery how do you know what to do? It’s always good to scope out the best coffee shop and the best lunch spot before your plane touches down so you don’t have to spend a lot of time searching during your vacation. For the best coffee in Sonoma County, check out Flying Goat coffee. A... read more

Sonoma Valley’s hills and hamlets create a quainter feel than Napa’s broad valley. This region’s vast western exposure to the Pacific Ocean (aka “the refrigerator”, as some winemakers call it) make it feel more mystic. However, Sonoma is hardly small. Not only is it bigger than other high-end regions like Napa Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains, it is also far more varied. Pinot Noir may be the most oft thought of... read more

The competition is now closed. Click here to see who the winner is!  Some of the winery dogs of Napa Valley are celebrities in the Californian wine world. We have pulled together some of our favourite vineyard dogs from Instagram for you to decide the winner.  Check out the images then vote below!  1. Meet Riley, the cute fluffball of Enriquez Winery in Sonoma, California. Vote for me! #Repost @enriquezwines ・・・
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Napa Valley wine region is arguably the place that has put California wine on the map. Blogger, Rachel DiMattia, made two journeys to Napa in search of its best wineries. She discovered some great places along the way including boutique wineries and larger ones and shared her findings with us. The First Journey The first time I journeyed to Napa, it was a rainy day and my brother was kind enough to be the designated driver for my friend... read more

At Winerist we have a real thirst for travel which is centred around meeting real people, experiencing the best wineries, meeting the winemakers, learning to cook with the locals and stays in authentic boutique hotels. The history, terroir and climate of the regions selected below makes them very special. There is something in there for the wine buff, the beginner and for the avid traveller who wants to go off the beaten track. I hope you enjoy these with Winerist... read more