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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma County for locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, wines, dining options, activities, and places to stay.

Wine Road: The Wine, When & Where of Sonoma County Wine Road

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma County for locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, wines, dining options, activities, and places to stay.

    Shane Tracy, Tasting Room Manager at Wilson Winery

    Shane Tracy, Tasting Room Manager at Wilson Winery

    Episode 198
    Sponsored by: River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

    Wine of the Day:  Wilson Winery 2021 Zinfandel
    In this episode, we are joined by Shane Tracy, the Tasting Room Manager at Wilson Winery. Shane discusses his journey in the wine business and the joy he derives from working in a family-owned, hands-on winery like Wilson Winery. 
    Fast Five: 
    Crab Toast by Tim Bodell, Executive Chef at Francis Ford Coppola Winery 
    Ingredients:
    (Dungeness) Crab
    Crusty sourdough
    preserved meyer lemon
    green garlic (this is young garlic)
    aioli/butter/extra virgin olive oil (this one is up to you!)
    - Buy or make the sourdough yourself
    - Mix crab meat with preserved Meyer lemon, some fresh chopped green garlic and blend it together with aioli if you want it cold, or drizzle some butter if you want a hot dish.
    -pile it high on the bread
    Links:
    https://www.wilsonwinery.com/
    https://www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/
    Sponsor:
    River Road Family Vineyards and Winery
    Credits:
    The Wine Road podcast is mixed and mastered at
 Threshold Studios Sebastopol, CA.
    http://thresholdstudios.info/

    • 33 min
    Lucas Meeker, Co-Owner and Winemaker at The Meeker Vineyard

    Lucas Meeker, Co-Owner and Winemaker at The Meeker Vineyard

    Episode 197
    Sponsored by: River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

    Lucas Meeker, Co-Owner and Winemaker at The Meeker Vineyard
    Lucas Meeker of The Meeker Vineyards joined us in the studio today and he shared their unique winemaking process that seamlessly blends tradition and innovation. He talked about the diverse range of wines they produce and chatted with us about their wine club and immersive tasting experiences. This episode not only offers a glimpse into Meeker Vineyards' ethos and passion but also invites listeners to understand the philosophy and commitment behind every bottle they create.
    Wines of the Day: 
    The Meeker Vineyard: 
    Pop Punk # 7 Rosé of Zinfandel Pét Nat
    "Type Two Fun" Red Blend
    Fast Five:
    Glen from Emeritus
    Asian-Inspired Dressing
    to be used on salads or cucumbers, chicken, carrots - or anything else!
    Vinegar 
    Sesame Oil
    Chopped Up Garlic
    Chili Crunch - if you like it spicy!
    Dash of Soy Sauce
    Add ingredients to taste, and the longer you let it sit/meld together the yummier it is! 
    Links:
    http://meekerwine.com/
    https://www.emeritusvineyards.com/ 
    Sponsor:
    River Road Family Vineyards and Winery
    Credits:
    The Wine Road podcast is mixed and mastered at
 Threshold Studios Sebastopol, CA.
    http://thresholdstudios.info/
     
     

    • 37 min
    Andrea Card, Senior Winemaker & Tim Bodell, Executive Chef at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

    Andrea Card, Senior Winemaker & Tim Bodell, Executive Chef at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

    Episode 196
    Sponsored by: River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

    Andrea Card, Senior Winemaker & Tim Bodell, Executive Chef at Francis Ford Coppola Winery
    Wine of the Day: Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Prosecco 
    In episode 196, we welcome Senior Winemaker Andrea Carr and Executive Chef Tim Bodell from Francis Ford Coppola Winery, where they share insights into their personal journeys and the revamped winery's menu and new wines. We delve into the unique experiences offered at the winery, the communal joy of food and wine, and the advantages of joining the wine club. Additionally, we are thrilled to announce our podcast's Taste Award nomination and give you a sneak peek into the upcoming Spring Wine Trail event.
    Fast Five: Thai Curry by Renae Perry, from Papapietro Perry Winery
    Jar of Curry (Red/yellow/green- whichever you prefer) 
    Coconut Milk- 1 can
    Fish Sauce- to taste
    Veggies and/or protein of your choosing (whatever you have around)
    Rice
    Sauté the curry for 3-5 minutes, just to get it going
    Empty can of coconut milk and put a little fish sauce in (to taste) 
    Put whatever veggies in at this point and cook until the veggies are soft, then put protein in afterward if desired (it cooks much faster than the veggies) 
    Serve on top of rice 
    Pairs nicely with a Papapietro Perry Pinot!
    Links:
    https://www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/
    https://www.papapietro-perry.com/
     
    Sponsor:
    River Road Family Vineyards and Winery
    Credits:
    The Wine Road podcast is mixed and mastered at
 Threshold Studios Sebastopol, CA.
    http://thresholdstudios.info/
     
     
     
     

    • 29 min
    Tom Birdsall, Winemaker and Artisan Cheese Festival Representative

    Tom Birdsall, Winemaker and Artisan Cheese Festival Representative

    Episode 195
    Sponsored by: River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

     
    Tom Birdsall, Winemaker and Artisan Cheese Festival Representative
    In this episode, guest Tom Birdsall provides a fascinating insight into the Sonoma County's Artisan Cheese Festival. Covering the festival's history, educational goals, and the wide array of events and tours offered. Additionally, Tom talks about his winery, Black Kite Cellars, and its recent expansion in Freestone.
    Fast Five: Craig Colagrossi's Pasta Carbonara
    Ingredients: 
    Pasta (of course!) he prefers fettuccini or tagliatelle, but you can always use spaghetti
    A couple of Egg yolks 
    Finely Grated Parmagiano and Pecornio cheeses 
    Guanciale- cut into small strips or cubed
    Instructions: 
    Boil water for Pasta, put a little salt and olive oil in there. 
    Get a skillet going, high heat, get the guanciale in there and let it brown
    In a bowl, put the egg yolks and the finely grated parmagiano and pecorino - mix together until creamy
    When the noodles are done, strain and put back in the pot. Slowly add the yolks and cheese - Add Salt and Pepper to taste
    Pairs excellently with Colagrossi Sangiovese :) 
     
    Links:
    https://artisancheesefestival.com/tickets/
    https://blackkitecellars.com/ 
    https://www.wineroad.com/events/barrel-tasting-weekends/
    https://www.colagrossiwines.com/
    Sponsor:
    River Road Family Vineyards and Winery
    Credits:
    The Wine Road podcast is mixed and mastered at
 Threshold Studios Sebastopol, CA.
    http://thresholdstudios.info/

    • 27 min
    Glen Kueffner, Tasting Room Manager at Emeritus Vineyards

    Glen Kueffner, Tasting Room Manager at Emeritus Vineyards

    Episode 194 
    Sponsored by: River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

    Glen Kueffner, Tasting Room Manager at Emeritus Vineyards
    Wine of the Day - 2020 Halberg Brut 
    Glen joined us in the studio today and shared his story about how he left Minnesota to come to California. He was introduced to excellent wines, which set the bar for the wineries that he worked at, and what eventually led him to Emeritus - hint, it was meant to be! Come and visit him at Emeritus, the guest experience that he (and his team) provides is stellar! 
    Links: 
    https://www.emeritusvineyards.com/
    https://www.wineroad.com/events/barrel-tasting-weekends/
    Sponsor:
    River Road Family Vineyards and Winery
    Credits:
    The Wine Road podcast is mixed and mastered at
 Threshold Studios Sebastopol, CA.
    http://thresholdstudios.info/

    • 37 min
    Mark Orsi, Owner of Orsi Family Vineyards

    Mark Orsi, Owner of Orsi Family Vineyards

    Episode 193
    Sponsored by:  River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

     
    Mark Orsi, Owner of Orsi Family Vineyards
    Wine of the Day: Orsi Family Vineyards 2021 Barbera 
    Mark Orsi called in today to share what you can find at his beautiful winery (just a short ride from downtown Healdsburg) - Italian varietals, a beautiful setting and entertainment are just a few things to get you started. Be sure to visit, you may run into Marcy!
    Fast Five
    Chef Helena from Baked on the River in Guerneville
    Side salad - Creamy Slaw
    Cabbage, typically green with a little red 
    Mayo 
    Rice wine vinegar - not too seasoned
    black pepper, fine
    dried basil 
    Shred cabbage, equal parts of mayo, rice wine vinegar, black pepper and dried basil to taste 
    Optional-  quick squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkle of salt 
    Excellent served with Pulled Pork
    Links: 
    https://orsifamilyvineyards.com/
    https://www.wineroad.com/events/winelovewinetrail/
    https://www.wineroad.com/events/barrel-tasting-weekends/
    Sponsor:
    River Road Family Vineyards and Winery
    Credits:
    The Wine Road podcast is mixed and mastered at
 Threshold Studios Sebastopol, CA.
    http://thresholdstudios.info/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Chasifer917 ,

Best Northern Sonoma podcast for Locals and Visitors

The Wine Road podcast and website is the #1 best place for anyone wanting to explore Northern Sonoma County. Not just for wine- but lodging, food, history, and recreational activities. Wether a local or visitor.

Beth and Marcy do a tremendous job keeping the content fun, informative, and unique. No matter if you are a novice or master oenophile.

I use it to find the latest places to check out (sometimes with exclusive offers), learn the history of the area, and pick up a recipe (9only 5 ingredients) or book recommendation. But overall, I use it to feel more connect to the local wine community.

6 Stars

Psu1981 ,

A Podcast Well Worth Your Time!

I love all things wine and the Wine Road Podcasts are no exception! These Sonoma County podcasts never fail to fascinate and entertain me. I find myself salivating over the descriptions of bottles opened and featured in a show. As a result of listening to the many podcasts, my husband and I have been inspired to visit many of the wineries showcased in the podcasts. This is a podcast well worth your time!

paul gman Galli ,

Great show and intro into Sonoma community

Thanks so much for entertaining and educating us as well! We’re tasting at Woodenhead based on a recent podcast and thoroughly enjoying the wines and amazing service! Sign up for this enjoyable podcast, won’t disappoint.

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