Villa Bellezza Winery: Crafting Award-Winning Hybrid Wines in Wisconsin

The Great River Road is an American icon, a series of state and local roads that follow the Mississippi River through 10 states from Minnesota and Wisconsin down to Louisiana. The Northern end of the Road is shutterbug’s dream. Dotted with scenic overlooks from the top of towering bluffs, picturesque small towns with quaint restaurants…

Blue Ostrich Winery: Well Worth the Drive from Dallas

At one time the land north or St. Jo, Texas was home to hundreds of ostriches in one of the southwest’s premiere ostrich ranches. Today, the grazing has been replaced with grapes and the barn houses barrels as the ranch has transitioned into the Blue Ostrich Winery. Located about 90 minutes north and west of…

Vineyard 7&8: A Winery to Appreciate

Almost like an analogy to the challenges of staring a winery in Napa Valley, it’s a steep climb up Spring Mountain Road to get to 7&8. Although the mountaintop location makes this winery a little more difficult at which to arrive, the sweeping panoramic views and quality of the ripe mountain fruit makes the road…

Paul Hobbs Winery: Off the Beaten Path, On the Mark

Ever since we first tasted the Paul Hobbs we ordered at Fearings Restaurant, the Hobbs wines have been among our favorites. In our last visit to Napa/Sonoma, we decided to visit the winery.¬† Of course, we missed the line in our confirmation email that warned not to use GPS, since the actual location of the…