Hit the Road: 5 Okanagan Winery Tasting Rooms You Don’t Want To Miss

Whether you’re a seasoned visitor of Okanagan wineries, or you are simply road-trip itchin’ and need some wine-focused guidance, here is my list of must-see wineries that boast British Columbia’s top sips, nibbles, views, and tasting rooms. Of the dozens of wineries we’ve visited over the many years of visiting the beautiful Okanagan Valley, my […]

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The Other Shenandoah Valley

The beautiful Shenandoah Valley stretches 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains of Virginia. A lesser known Shenandoah Valley in the Sierra Nevada foothills also offers country roads with breathtaking views and charming postcard-perfect farms. This undiscovered California gem features rolling, golden hills studded with majestic oaks and rolling vineyards producing exceptional full-bodied […]

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Coopers Vineyards, Dollar Bill & Barbera

Dick Cooper, whose family originally arrived in the Sierra Foothills in 1919, is generally considered Amador County’s “Godfather of Barbera.” The whole Barbera thing came almost as an accident—the name of a grape jotted down on a dollar bill. Zinfandel might be Amador’s heritage grape, but it is a grape that does well in other parts of California. Barbera, on the […]

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