By Alexa Chipman September 4, 2017 Sonoma Portworks made a name for itself in Petaluma with their tiny industrial tasting room in Foundry Wharf, a short walk from downtown and the waterfront. The area has come alive in the last few years, with farm-to-table restaurants and “Theatre District” shops. Bill Reading founded Portworks, after experimenting […]
By Alexa Chipman August 31, 2017 Benziger is a destination winery, with sprawling gardens and tram tours packed with visitors eagerly taking selfies. Their gift shop alone is larger than the average Glen Ellen tasting room. Despite their size and influx of tourists, Benziger runs like a well-oiled machine, with experienced, informed staff ready to […]
By Alexa Chipman July 29, 2017 This industrial chic tasting room at Madrone Estate is surrounded by relaxing outdoor tables in an olive grove, near cottage gardens and vineyards. Their state-of-the-art crush equipment is also used by neighbor Little Vineyards Family Winery, which borders the property.