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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.

Aug 26, 2021

Wine Road Podcast
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 123 | Ed Morris—Winemaker, Ron Rubin Winery

Winemaker Ed Morris from Ron Rubin Winery joins us to talk about his experience as a cooper and craftsman and how he got into making wine. We talk about the winemaking philosophy at Ron Rubin and their wine portfolio.

Wine of the Day – 2018 Ron Rubin Russian River Pinot Noir

Wine Item of the Day – The Cin Cin Cat T-from Wine Folly

Podcast Sponsor – Ron Rubin Winery


1:08 Wine of the Day –2018 Ron Rubin Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

2:50 The winery got started when Ron Rubin picked up a dream 40 years later, so there is hope for all you late bloomers out there! The beautiful winery was designed in harmony with nature in accordance to Feng Shui principles.

4:55 Ed started in the cellar and was promoted to winemaker last year. He is a 4th generation craftsman and was originally a cooper making barrels before becoming a winemaker.

7:35 Cooperage is an ancient art but has changed with technology in terms of being able to analyze the wood and the profiles it will impart to the wine.

12:12 The Ron Rubin Portfolio—Russian River Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is the focus of the program.

13:15 Ed’s favorite wineries and places to go in Sonoma County including Iron Horse, Merry Edwards, Dutton Goldfield, Furthermore, and Fred Scherrer.

14:44 Region in the Barlow that has over 50 wines of the Sonoma region available to taste through a self serve pour system.

18:00 Ron Rubin Winery is an inspiring place to work and Ron encourages everyone to do their best and be creative and maintain a commitment to community and social responsibility.

19:10 Ron Rubin winery is open for seated tastings only one day a week by appointment only. Check out the web site for details.

22:22 Be sure to check wine road website to see what the current status is with wineries and the need for reservations. Last minute is still possible but call ahead!

25:25 Item of the day—The Wine Folly Cin Cin Kit-Kat T-shirt, modeled by Marcy.

26:25 Wine and Food Affair Crush is on for this November 5, 6, & 7th reservations required and it will be a smaller event than in the past. Check the website for all wineries and what they will be serving in the program and then buy your tickets.

31:00 ONE MORE THING—Russian River Wine Growers are hosting the Russian River Valley Paulée dinner at Bricoleur Vineyards on September 3rd from 5-9PM featuring 25 premier RRV wines, including Ed who will be pouring Ron Rubin wines. Listeners to the podcast can get $25 dollars off tickets if you use the PROMO CODE: Wine Road when ordering tickets at

29:30 As always please send kind words Beth. We love to hear from you send us what you liked when you were here or what you’d like to hear on the show. Send a note to


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Merry Edwards --

Dutton Goldfield --

Furthermore --

Fred Scherrer --

Bricoleur Vineyards --

Russian River Valley Wine Growers --

Region in the Barlow --

Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery --

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