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“Wine has a rhythm to it,” muses Denise Clark, musician, music lover, winemaker and co-owner of Altipiano Winery. “It’s like a symphony waiting to be played. There’s a beat and a rhythm of the vines swaying in the wind. Sometimes it’s frantContinue Reading →
Driving east through the back roads of San Diego County, through Alpine, hang a right, keep going south and east, then on to a dirt road, way to the end of the road, that’s where you’ll find Tim Petersen and Rock Canyon Vineyards.
In my travels I have often found that some of the best places were the hardest to find. Some of my favorite experiences turned up unexpectedly. And some of my favorite moments have happened serendipitously. That adage holds true in the casContinue Reading →
Making a rich beautiful wine great flavor and balance can be an easy task. Of course everything has to go perfectly. The right grapes need to be planted on the right rootstocks matched to the soils and climate. The grapes need to be tendContinue Reading →
We still hadn’t had enough of the Okanagan Wine region after a day in Penticton and a day at the Naramata Bench. So, we headed south on a winding country road skirting the eastern shore of Skaha Lake. We were graced with the beautyContinue Reading →
Physical geography defines a bench as: a shelf-like area of rock with steep slopes above and below. Naramata Bench Wine Country, along the eastern shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, offers meandering the counContinue Reading →
I saw a picture of a gorgeous blue mountain surrounded by prolific vineyards next to a huge lake in a national magazine. It stopped me dead in my tracks. I looked closer. Where is this? Living in dry Southern California when I see lush cContinue Reading →