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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.

Jun 17, 2021

Wine Road Podcast Episode 128

Orsi Family Vineyards with Teri Rolleri, Chief Executive Hospitalian

Searching for Italy? You can find it along the Wine Road at Orsi Family Vineyards in Healdsburg—one of our newest Wine Road members. Teri Rolleri tells us all about the rare and unusual Italian varietals you’ll find at the tasting room and how to live a bit of la dolce vita right here in Sonoma County.

Wine of the Day: Oris Family Vineyards 2016 Schioppettino

Item of the Day: Breakfast Wine coffee mug

Book of the Day: The New Wines of Mount Etna by Benjamin North Spencer


0:53- Orsi Family VIneyards just opened in May.

2:20 Wine of the Day 2016 Schioppettino form Orsi Family. One of the many Italian varietals planted on the home ranch. Spicy and bright--full of rotundone!

6:23 Biancolella D’Ischia one of the featured white wines from the island of Ischia where the paternal grandmother of the Orsi family was born.

8:00 The philosophy of the tasting room is we want you to feel as if you are coming to our home. Wines featured with appropriate foods to accompany each flavor profile.

10:15 Orsi Food program will include pizza from on site pizza oven.

11:21 Opera at Orsi will be coming soon as part of the music program.

12:22 The Orsi “backyard” has lawn seating and table seating and bocce courts forthcoming as well. Located just two minutes form the downtown square in Healdsburg. Walk-ins welcome in addition to appointments by reservation.

16:06 Beth’s Breakfast Wine mug!

16:15 Label features the home ranch with 13 little cypress tress symbolizing Bernie’s 13 grandchildren. Tagline -- Italian Roots in Sonoma County Soil.

17:25 Book of the Day – The New Wines of Mount Etna

18:44 Shout out to the mushroom management style –google it! ;-)

20:20 Orsi Family have been growers for over 30 years.

21:21 Visit Orsi for some Italian varietals you won’t find anywhere else.

22:22 California is now open but wineries still doing reservations only so be sure to check the Wine Road website for the current details before you visit.


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