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A Biweekly Conversation.

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.

Sep 8, 2022

Wine Road Podcast Bonus Episode
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Bonus Episode | Wine Road at Texas Grapefest 2022 & Marcy Visits Ron Rubin Winery

Beth and Marcy will be representing Sonoma County Wine at The 36th Annual GrapeFest in Grapevine, Texas on September 15-18, 2022. Come say hello if you are in the area. Plus Marcy tells us all about her visit to Ron Rubin Winery during harvest.

Wine of the Day: Ron Rubin Pinot Noir
Book of the Day: The Grapes of Ralph by Ralph Steadman
Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery


0:44 Texas or Bust! Beth and Marcy are going to Grapevine, Texas as ambassadors for Sonoma County wine at the 36th Annual GrapeFest! September 15-18th, 2022. (not the 19th as Beth says!) Come say hello to us at GrapeFest we will be giving out Wine Road ear buds.

2:49 Details the tastings and events at GrapeFest in Grapevine, Texas –September 15th -18th!

4:56 American Airlines has a direct flight to Dallas so it’s easy to visit Sonoma Wine Country.

5:30 Marcy tells us all about her visit to Ron Rubin Winery for Harvest!

8:02 Ron Rubin want to help wineries save lives with CPR through an innovative program he created that trains winery personnel in CPR and how to use a defibrillator. After the training Ron Rubin will cover the cost of a ZOLL AED PLUS defibrillator for each winery. For more details contact Ron via email at or call 314-726-9630.

8:58 Currently there are over 280 wineries in the program and the goal is to have 400 wines trained by December 2023.

9:30 Ron Rubin Winey one of the few wineries that is a Certified B Corporation.

10:11 The Grapes of Ralph by Ralph Steadman was generously presented to me by Ron.

12:15 Do yourself a favor call the winery and order some Russian River Pinot Noir and Chardonnay!

12:34 ONE MORE THING—Wine and Food Affair tickets are now on sale! No Reservations needed this year!


GrapeFest 2022

Ron Rubin Winery

The Grapes of Ralph by Ralph Steadman

Wine And Food Affair

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