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The Riddle of Ziobaffa – Wine, Surfing and Filmmaking

Ziobaffa Riddle:

What do you have when you combine surfing with wine? An organic wine.

Earth Day Festival at BARRA of Mendocino, “A Toast to Mother Earth”

BARRA of Mendocino is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 23 at their winery and tasting room. Wine enthusiasts will want to note that the BARRA wines are certified organic. Local artisans will be featured. Included in the festival will be food and wine pairings. Food will include Martha Barra’s vegetarian stew and Shamrock Artisan […]

A New Zealand Recipe from Seresin Estate

Many thanks to  Seresin Estate  a winery and vineyard in New Zealand, for providing this recipe. Seresin Estate is an organic and Biodynamic winery. Cheers! Kathy Marcia’s Coq Au Vin – via Seresin Estate Serves 4 A perfect match with a glass of Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir. Ingredients 1 bottle Pinot Noir 1 carrot, roughly chopped 1 celery […]

Winery Creativity and an Earth Day Event

Earth Day is April 22, 2011. With Earth Day falling on the Friday before Easter (Good Friday) it may be difficult to find wineries that offer Earth Day events. Some wineries may be closed on Friday or busy preparing for an Easter event on Sunday. A unique Earth Day celebration is taking place at Southbrook […]

Fun News! Vineyards, Golf, Sheep and Goats

Happy July 4th! Hope you are enjoying a relaxing day, drinking a glass of wine – perhaps a fruity, crisp white Riesling and staying cool. This morning I read one of our local online news stations wtop.com. They feature a section called Watercooler. An article ND golf course brings in weed-eating goats, is about goats eating grass […]

Barrel Oak Winery and Charity

Barrel Oak Winery located in northern Virginia is a winery that offers a range of events. Many of these events focus on a wide range of charities. Charitable events are labeled as “A PAWS FOR THE CAUSE BENEFIT.” In the recent past, including one today, events have included benefits for Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and […]

A Simply Easy and Delicious Dessert Discovered in Mendocino County

Nothing could be easier and more delicious than this simple, summertime dessert dish that we discovered while visiting Frey Vineyards in Mendocino County, California. Frey Vineyards is a winery and vineyard that features organic and Biodynamic wines. In fact, they were America’s first organic winery! Category: Dessert Title: Honeyed Strawberries Ingredients Strawberries Honey Directions 1. Drizzle […]

The Green Winegrowing Handbook

The Green Winegrowing Handbook was created by Paul Dolan Vineyards and Parducci Wine Cellars. Not only is this handbook about about organic and biodynamic vineyard practices but it is printed on 100% PCW Recycled Paper with Soy Inks. Obviously they practice what they talk about. The handbook is only 48 pages long including room for […]

Only in Mendocino

I find that I am more interested in visiting vineyards now that I am going to plant a row of Petit Manseng in Maryland. Before I was interested in a vineyard’s architecture, vines and grape development for photography purposes. However while in Mendocino I started paying attention to trellis systems, pruning techniques, organic farming and […]

Many Possibilities When Choosing a Wine

When choosing to purchase a bottle of wine, what criteria are you judging the wine on? According to a recent survey, price is the number one priority. However, there are many other criteria to consider. Wine lovers have numerous other options after price. For example, here are a few things to consider. Red or White […]

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