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By Alex Toh .
Published: 19 December, 4:02 AM
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Sonoma County is a Wine Lover's Paradise!
Visit on a food and wine cruise.
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Eve Pearce travel writer
Feb. 17, 2013 Bottling of the 2011 Petit Sirah with the family!
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Wine Country locals reveal their off-season
a clear, sunny January afternoon, when the oak-covered
Mayacamas Mountains are so brilliantly green that you
have to squint, State 12 is one of the prettiest roads
around. Rick Kasmier still remembers how that road struck
him and his wife, Sandi, when they first came to the
Sonoma Valley 19 years ago. "It was just the most beautiful
place, the view, the sunset...Then and there we both
decided, 'This works,' " he says.
So the couple bought 2 acres
of land just off State 12 and began making wine out
of their basement. In June 2003, they opened Kaz Vineyards
& Winery tasting room. Kaz was, and still is, the
smallest Sonoma Valley winery with a public tasting
room; it produces about 1,000 cases a year. "I'm the
only full-time employee of me," Kasmier jokes.
There are plenty of "onlys"
about Kasmier. He may be the only commercial winemaker
to make his own labels out of vintage, hand-colored
family photos, and the only one to welcome kids with
toys and juice in the tasting room. And, he says, he's
one of only two California growers of Lenoir, an obscure
French-American hybrid grape that produces some of the
darkest juice of any grape. Kasmier likes to work with
what he calls the "third- and fourth-tier" varietals:
Lenoir, Malbec, Barbera, DeChaunac. "I wouldn't enjoy
just doing the Cab-Merlot-Chardonnay thing. I dislike
commercialism. It's just not fun."
Kasmier is in good company
in the Sonoma Valley, where creative types find their
muse and residents work hard to maintain the valley's
quirky, small-town character. Go this month, when tourism
is at its slowest and local winemakers, shopkeepers,
and artists have more time to visit.
Articals & Whatnots some interesting things and some wine stuff as well. Fun read or fun things to view. Educate yourself to another dimention.
Articals & Whatnots
Winds at Bodega Bay
Wind conditions on the coast at Bodega Bay if you're going to surf, fish, crab, wind surf or just hang on the beach!
It's prime time in Mexico kids!
Rent Kazza Kaz in Baja Mexico.
Loreto is a small fishing village. The locals say it's where the mountains go to swim. Kayaking, fishing, golfing, hiking or just relaxing with a drink in hand.
Sonoma Valley for a meeting place. Posted on youtube is a wonderful ad for anyone to take advantage of Sonoma Valley as a meeting place for a company's team building to weddings.
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Can be used for anything at Kaz Winery or on the web. Select any amount you want. $1 increments. Klubbers will get their 15% discount!