The wine world is full of strong entrepreneurs, fun characters and passion. Theodora Lee is one of those persons. A dynamic Texan and a trial attorney in San Francisco, she extended her passions in 2009 to wine and purchased Sheep Land in the Yorkville Highlands in Anderson Valley California. After being sighted on her tractor with her silver hair and dubbed her Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards. In honor of both International Women’s Day and Black History month, I’m honoring Theodora. Continue Reading →
You’ve come a long way baby. That advertising slogan comes to mind when I study and taste Texas wines. Wine quality in Texas has made remarkable advances and progressed over the past 10-20 years.
In 2008 Chris moved from New Orleans to Myers Flat in Humboldt County in northern California with a dream. He purchased raw land without structures or electricity and life off the grid began for him. He built a yurt to live in and developed water and power systems. Later he built a house and then a winery. Continue Reading →
Translated as the little ranch or farm, this 8 acre property overlooking the Ramona Valley is relatively new to Charlie and Jess Koehler, the youngest winemakers in the AVA. Purchased in December 2013 this young couple hit the ground running. Continue Reading →
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how to rethink and rework events and happenings in our world. And that’s exactly what the Art and Wine Festival staff did. Over the past few years, the Festival, which benefits the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, has been held on one day at a ranch in Ramona. Continue Reading →