Sonoma Wine Country: Holiday Wine Advice (VIDEO)

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Christmas in Wine Country

Making your list and checking it twice and still wondering which wines to pick for your next holiday party? Can’t figure out what wine to pair with your Christmas cuisine? Looking for the perfect holiday getaway, complete Christmas Carolers and first rate holiday wining and dining? Well look no further, Northern Sonoma County wine country has got you covered.

In this video, Monique Soltani makes a grape escape along the Wine Road less traveled for her award-winning channel Wine Oh TV, and finds Santa Claus left the North Pole and has come to town in Northern Sonoma County. Monique discovers the most magical time of year is even more magical in wine country.

Holiday Wine Pick

2008 DaVero Estate Sangiovese: The 2008 vintage was truly spectacular, producing three magnificent wines from their unique Hawk Mountain Vineyard. This steep, north-facing, heavy clay vineyard makes the vines work hard, naturally producing small crops of intensely-flavored fruit. The 2008 DaVero Estate Sangiovese is a revelation. The nose is redolent with spices, cherries, and berries, and on the palate it simply explodes with earthy fruit flavors that linger in the most delightful way. $45

DaVero Farms & Winery

www.DaVero.com

766 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA 95448

707-431-8000

DaVero is a certified biodynamic and organic farm that produces high quality wines grown directly from the soils of the Estate, small-case, rare and hand crafted by their winemaker. Sagrantino, Sangiovese Rosatto, Vermentino, Italian Red Blends and other rare Italian varietals are specialties. Focused wine tastings are combined and designed to educate with information about our history, wines and biodynamic farming methods which actually improve the land every year. Tasting fees are waived with a purchase of one bottle.

Wine Type: Barbera, Blended Red Wines, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Rosé, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel

Facilities: Air Conditioning, Evening Wine Tasting, Gardens, Gift Shop, Group Tours, Group Tours by Appointment, Open to the Public, Pets Allowed, Picnic Facilities, Reservations Suggested, Special Events, Tasting Fee Refundable with Purchase, Tours, Tours by Appointment, Wedding Facilities, Wines By The Glass

Madrona Manor

www.madronamanor.com

1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg CA 95448

707-433-4231

Nestled in the hills above the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, Madrona Manor is an exceptionally lovely Victorian estate surrounded by eight acres of wooded and landscaped grounds. The mansion was built in 1881 and has been a destination for guests seeking a stay in the gracious wine country of Northern California since 1981. Enjoy a romantic meal in our acclaimed restaurant, quiet conversation with drinks on our veranda, or relax by a cozy fire in the winter or our pool in the summer. At the end of the day, a peaceful nights stay awaits you in any of our elegant rooms.

Food Type: American

Lodging Type: Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Luxury Hotel

Facilities: Dining, Fireplace, Gardens, Handicap Accessible, In-Room Jetted Tubs, Pool , Private Bath, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wireless Internet

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PUBLISHED DATE: December 13th, 2012 | WINE CATEGORY: Videos, Wine Country
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