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Jim Finley
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Go and say hello to Rich and Dana at Pennsylvania's +Weathered Vineyards. Take a seat, sip a glass of wine, drink in the stunning views, and you might even get the chance to discuss the weather with Rich, his favorite topic besides wine. The wine and the company are worth it.

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Driving away from +Boeger Winery that day, I recalled one point during the tour when we stopped in a meeting room adjacent to the offices. Wine bottles lined the shelves, each revealing a moment in the history of Boeger. I managed to snap a photo of Greg Boeger gazing up at the bottles. I saw both contentment and pride in his eyes and realized that I was in the presence of a great man – a risk-taker, a visionary, and a trailblazer – a true Renaissance man in the world of grape growing and winemaking. +Elizabeth Smith

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With high-quality wine, excellent customer service, and a scenic venue, The Vineyard at Grandview is a gem in Amish country. If you're not already a fan of Pennsylvania wine, a visit to Grandview will make you one; it is a must-visit destination on any wine lover’s journey. +Karen Collins

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+Robert Biale Vineyards is focused on crafting single-vineyard, small-production zinfandels (fourteen of them!), petite sirah, barbera, sangiovese, and red blends from heritage vineyards in the Napa Valley and Sonoma, including the original home vineyard, Aldo’s Vineyard. When most people think of zinfandel, they think jammy and often overripe, but Biale's wines are the exact opposite of that stereotype. Rest assured, I will be back for more wines from Biale, my new, favorite neighborhood winery just down the street. ~+Elizabeth Smith

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All things being equal, I found visiting the Rombauer tasting room to be an enjoyable experience. It does little to set itself apart from the literally hundreds of other tasting rooms in Napa, but there is nothing there to criticize, and if you happen to be a lover of cougar juice, well, then you might just find your mecca there. As for the rest of us, I recommend the estate Cabs, the Zin port, and a camera. +Mark and Sonja Gudgel

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Together with a friend of mine, we tasted through every barrel, perhaps jotting the occasional note, but mostly just shooting the breeze with Tom, scratching Buddy behind the ears, and holding up the barrels for a while. It was by far one of the most laid-back wine tasting experiences I’ve ever had, right there on the corners of Pine Street and Brown Street in the heart of the famous wine producing mecca of Napa, and as such, it was also one of the more enjoyable tasting experiences I’ve had. If you enjoy small-production Napa Cabernets, and if you don’t need swans, minstrels, and famous works of art on hand to enjoy it, then I highly recommend you call up Tom Rees and schedule yourself a visit to +Pine and Brown Winery.

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Just in case you can't think of a good reason to have a glass of wine, we've come up with almost thirty in our 2017 Wine Lover's Calendar!

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It is important, I think, to remember that wine is a pairing, and not a main course. On occasion, we may focus on main courses, but pairings exist to compliment, and not to divert attention. That can be difficult to remember at times, especially for an aspiring sommelier and the manager of a wine bar, but in that moment it was all too obvious. We were at John Anthony Vineyards tasting some of the very best wines we’d had on our entire trip to Napa, and yet we little more than commented briefly upon their qualities, instead allowing them to compliment our broader, more urgent conversations about the lives we were attempting to lead with grace. Over the course of several hours, the conversation, like a tight red in a decanter, opened up considerably, and the wine undoubtedly aided in the process, performing its role of complementation masterfully.

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As fantastic as the wines may be, a tasting experience is only as good as the host and the ambiance he or she creates. On this day, it was Megan’s time to shine. Her down-to-earth, lively, and joyous personality, made better only by her knowledge and experience, captured the essence of what I believe William Harrison Winery to be: an inviting, unintimidating, unpretentious, and fun place to truly enjoy first-rate wines. It’s a comfy home away from home far away from the glitz and glamour of today’s modern Napa Valley. ~+Elizabeth Smith

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Wine tasting at Silver Trident Winery is truly a one of a kind, marvelous experience. The Ralph Lauren furnishings, decor and accessories are enticing, and you can’t beat the winery's combination of comfort, style, wine, and hospitality.
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