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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.

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Sep 9, 2021

Wine Road Podcast Episode 133
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 133 | Michael Sloan & Justin Sloan—Due Ruscelli Winery

Michael Sloan and Justin Sloan from Due Ruscelli Vineyards, a boutique winery in the Russian River AVA, join us to talk about their wines and their family approach to wine making.

Wine Book of the Day –  Cheese, Wine, and Bread by Katie Quinn

Podcast Sponsor – Ron Rubin Winery


1:51 How the winery started making Italian varietal wines and got its name Due Ruscelli, meaning two creeks.

3:48 Property is planted all Primitivo vines.

4:58 Tasting room open Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by appointment during the week. Tastings are held in the garden and in the barn.

6:06 Michael’s wife and son lived in Italy and fell in love with Italian culture and the wine. They found a property in Healdsburg and started making wine. They earned early praise and awards for the wine and were encouraged to keep going.

9:00 Michael’s son Jacob Sloan is the winemaker. Inspired by the wines in Italy Jacob worked at other wineries in the area and then got his winemaking certificate.

10:15 It’s a family affair at Due Ruscelli with the entire family pitching in and making it all happen from picking the grapes to pouring the wine in the tasting room.

11:30 Wine Book of the Day -- Cheese, Wine and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy ad France by Katie Quinn.

14:26 A new lodging has join the Wine Road, check out WildHaven in Alexander Valley Valley for a cool wine country glamping experience.

15:00 Mention Wine Road Podcast and get a complimentary tasting at Due Ruscelli.


Due Ruscelli Winery

Cheese, Wine, and Bread by Katie Quinn

WildHaven Sonoma

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