November 9, 2017 Sterling Vineyards offers a fascinating self-guided tour with catwalk style overlooks through stages of the winemaking process, from fermentation tanks to their state-of-the-art crush equipment. Recently remodeled with upgraded machinery, they have the ability to feed through six tons per hour during crush.
November 6, 2017 Winemakers are scientists and artists; giving them the freedom to explore without worrying about marketing or crafting a brand allows them to try new ideas and create what they have a vision for. Naked Wines fills a niche for directly supporting winemakers, allowing them an opportunity for expression and the ability to start their own label. They add approximately 300 wines per year from independent winemakers.
October 24, 2017 This was my first venture into Gold Country, and despite the challenging traffic through Sacramento, I discovered the area to be a woodland wonderland. After researching boutique wineries in the area, I was attracted to the name "Secret Ravine" and drove out on a whim. The roads led through delicate meadows and mottled groves with farmhouses and an unassuming driveway.