Monthly Archives: October 2010

A stop @ Parea Wine Bar

Tonight we stopped @ Parea Wine Bar, on our way back from a spoken word event on Valencia St. The place was simple, modest and quite what we were looking for. We very much liked the ambiance. Much better than … Continue reading

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Spending money @ BarBambino

Yesterday night was at BarBambino, another restaurant which participated in the natural wine week. Located on the 16th, near Mission St., this place was modern, Italian, clean and classy, in a neighborhood which does not afford that same description. Bonus: it … Continue reading

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A visit to Renaissance

We went to Renaissance last Tuesday. They’re a huge estate in the Sierra Foothills, down the road from Clos Saron. They’ve decreased their production quite a bit in recent years and turned into more of a boutique winery. Nevertheless, the … Continue reading

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A visit to Clos Saron

We went to Clos Saron last Monday. Clos Saron is a vineyard and a winery located in the Sierra Foothills. They make mostly Pinot noir from vines that are own-rooted, which is quite rare. The owner-winemaker Gideon Beinstock was very … Continue reading

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A visit to Calera Wine Company

Last Saturday we drove South towards Hollister, where we paid a visit to the Calera Wine Company. Up in San Benito County, near Monterey Bay. Calera is the only grape grower in the Mount Harlan  appellation. That appellation was established … Continue reading

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A visit to Porter Creek Vineyards

We went to the Porter Creek vineyards last Thursday. They are located a little North of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. We wanted to catch the picking of their last grapes so we got up early and arrived at the … Continue reading

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A visit to NPA

Santa Rosa. Friday early morning. Knocking on the door of NPA, the cool crew handing out wine in reusable klean kanteen bottles. We’re a little anxious because we feel those guys are especially relevant for our documentary. We met Kevin Kelley (NPA’s … Continue reading

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