“I Don’t Want to Join a [Wine] Gang.” Talking Live with Sonja Magdevski

Woman-Owned Wineries featured winemaker in July 2020 was Sonja Magdevski of Santa Barbara County. Our live interview with her, hosted by founder Amy Bess Cook, covered a range of topics--from her unlikely path, to agricultural labor, to vinous cider, and the limitations of labels. A journalist by training, Sonja earned a Fulbright Scholarship in 1998 … Continue reading “I Don’t Want to Join a [Wine] Gang.” Talking Live with Sonja Magdevski

Featured Bottle: 2018 March Wines St. Laurent

What: 2018 March Wines St. Laurent Where: Ricci Vineyard, Carneros, Sonoma County Why: Well. When was the last time you tried a St. Laurent? And, this one is freaking delicious. How: With six acres planted to the variety, Ricci Vineyard is the only site in California that produces St. Laurent.  Ricci Vineyard is farmed and … Continue reading Featured Bottle: 2018 March Wines St. Laurent

Featured Bottle: 2016 LaRue Rice-Spivak Pinot Noir

What: 2016 LaRue Rice-Spivak Pinot Noir Where: Sonoma Coast, California Who: Raised on a walnut farm in the Central Valley, Katy Wilson knew she wanted to be a winemaker by age 18. After graduating Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she worked with Flowers and then Kamen before launching her own label, LaRue. She is now … Continue reading Featured Bottle: 2016 LaRue Rice-Spivak Pinot Noir