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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.

May 5, 2022

Wine Road Podcast BONUS Episode
Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery Bonus Episode | Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience--with Karissa Kruse, President Sonoma County Winegrowers

Karissa Kruse, President Sonoma County Winegrowers joins us to tell us all about the Healdsburg Food and Wine Experience May 20-22, 2022. Wine of the Day CAST Blanc de Noirs Sparkling. Fast Five Recipe: Apple Cider Pulled Chicken from Elizabeth at Dutton Estate Winery.

Wine of the Day: CAST Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine
Fast Five: Apple Cider Pulled Chicken from Elizabeth at Dutton Estate Winery
Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery


1:07 Wine of the Day CAST wines Blanc de Noirs Sparkling. Wine Road will have a Bubble Tent at the Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience.

The Inaugural Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience is happening May 20-22, 2022 in Healdsburg with a choose you own adventure format over three days of tastings, food and wine experiences, music, cooking demonstrations and seminars. Wines featured will be local and international.

Saturday May 21st is the Grand Tasting with over 100 wineries from around the world.

Benefit Concert at Rodney Strong with The Band Perry proceeds will go to the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation and support the new component of the foundation the Leadership Academy for vineyard employees.

Choose from a variety of events including Luncheons, Educational Seminars, Cooking Demonstrations & Sunday Truck Tours followed by Dutton Ranch Barbecue.

Visit the website for tickets and details on event schedule, lodging and more. USE CODE HWFEWINEROAD for special ticket pricing.

14:21 Fast Five Recipe – Apple Cider Pulled Chicken from Elizabeth at Dutton Estate Winery

Apples, Onion, Salt, Dutton Estate Hard Apple Cider, Boneless chicken breast or thighs.

Place the apples, onion, and chicken at the bottom of slow cooker. Brown the chicken beforehand if you desire. Pour half a cup of the hard apple cider on top and let it sit in the slow cooker for 4-6 hours. Remove the chicken and shred it. Put shredded chicken back in the cooker and pour the remaining cider over the top and let it cook for another hour. Serve with the Dutton Estate Hard Cider or Chardonnay or even Pinot Noir.

16:30 SPECIAL PROMO CODE!! for Healdsburg Food & Wine Experience tickets--

Use code HWFEWINEROAD to get 10% off the VIP package and 15% off the Grand Tasting General Admission tickets.

17:50 New Wine Road Insider seminars coming up in June– The Neighborhoods Tasting of Pinot Noir of Russian River Valley -- $30 for Insider Club Members and $60 for Non Members Check Wine Road website for details. All Seminars are 50% for Insider Club Members.

18:24 Best Note ever from fan Deb Hayes! Thank you Deb!


Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience May 20-22, 2022

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Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery

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