Over the last year I have really rekindled my 25 year old love affair with California wines. Say what you like about them, but they are never dull – I am talking about proper grower wines here, not the big anonymous brands.
My trip to Napa last year really showed me what passion there was, what attention to detail in the vineyard and the winery and how it is not all glossy rich men’s toys – there are real down and dirty farms too.
All of this and more appears to be the case in Napa’s neighbour, Sonoma County.
I recently attended a couple of events hosted by the Sonoma County Vintners where I learned a lot and tasted some wonderful wines.