Barbera Tag

Last spring, we found ourselves in Australia for the Wine Media Conference held in the Hunter Valley.  Well really, last fall for us in October, but it was spring in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.   After the conference, we attended one of the sponsored post-conference...

It was sunset of our only full day in Mudgee New South Wales.  We headed out to meet Col Millot, the Viticulturist at First Ridge Vineyard on the south east side of the Mudgee Valley.  While viewing the sunset from their cellar door, we discussed...

Wiens Family Cellars was having a Vertical tasting of their Reflections red blends and we couldn’t go…so we put together a vertical of our own.  We had the 2008, 2010 and the 2011.  These are of course blends, so they are all a little different,...

Europa Village winery endeavors to take you on a quick trip to Europe to enjoy the wines of France, Italy and Spain.  The gardens here are lovely and they have added a covered patio for large groups. They have a tasting room set up in...

I will admit to a bit of snobbery.  I really had no desire to go to Wilson Creek in Temecula. I mean you find bottles of their Almond champagne in Long’s Drug Stores (well you did when they were around).  I figured how could they...

We have long been members of Wiens Wine Club. [caption id="attachment_3028" align="alignright" width="300"] Wien's Barrel Room from main room[/caption] On our first trip to Temecula it was the last stop of our second day and we loved their wines.   Not trusting ourselves, we went back the...