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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma to locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and places to stay.

Hosts Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa share their insider stories about the places to check out when you're exploring along the Wine Road.

Thank you to County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors - District 5 for their support.

Oct 5, 2017

Wine Road Episode 36 - Harvest is upon us in Northern Sonoma County.  In this episode Beth and Marcy talk all things Harvest with Special Guest Brandon Lapides of Armida Winery. Beth dishes the Eats of the Day from Fern Grove Cottages and a great discussion ensues after she introduces  Field Blend as the Word of the day. Marcy and Beth talk about the need for time management as the Tip of the Day. Brandon gives his Fast 5 Favorites then dives into breaking down harvest in Dry Creek Valley. After opening the 2015 Maple Vineyard Zinfandels from Armida he explains Dry Farming and talks about their recent label change and portfolio. Beth wraps up the episode with a reminder that Wine and Food Affair Tickets are now on Sale.


Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma County with news on events, wineries, wines, dining options, activities, and places to stay.


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Beth, Brandon, Marcy & the Maple Vineyards Zin from Armida

Show Notes:

0:30    Eats of the Day from Fern Grove Cottages

0:40    Special Guest - Brandon Lapides

1:25    Word of the Day - Field Blend

3:55    Tasting Tip - Time Management

6:17    Fast 5 Favorites 

8:30    Harvest broken down

13:30  Armida Winery Portfolio

14:20  Wine of the Day - 2015 Maple Vineyards Zinfandel

15:08  Dry Farming

17:50  Change of Label

21:00  Wine & Food Affair Tickets on Sale



  Fern Grove Cottages

•  Word of the Day

•  Guest of the Day - Brandon Lapides

  Armida Winery

•  Tasting Tip

•  Wine Road Concierge

  Flying Goat

  Phyllis’ Giant Burger

  Pizza Gourmet

  Stark's Steak & Seafood

  Howarth Park

  Wine & Food Affair Tickets



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