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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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Apr 21, 2022

Wine Road Podcast Episode 148
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 148 | Elizabeth Miller, DTC, Hospitality, and Wine Club for Dutton Estate Winery.

We sip on some Dutton Estate Chardonnay and chat with Elizabeth Miller about what’s new and happening at Dutton Estate in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Plus the book of the day --Wine: A Tasting Course from Grape to Glass by Marnie Old, and a Fast Five recipe, Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn from West Wines.

Wine of the Day: 2020 Warren’s Collection Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Book of the Day: Wine: A Tasting Course from Grape to Glass by Marnie Old

Fast Five: Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn from West Wines.

Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery


2:00 Dutton Estate Winery is situated in the heart of the Russian River Valley and it was one of the very first wineries Marcy ever visited before she lived in the area and that visit made her want to move to Sonoma County. Really!

2:20 Wine of the Day--2020 Warren’s Collection Chardonnay from original chardonnay grape vines planted in 1967 and fermented in concrete egg.

4:00 The experience at Dutton Estate is immersive with many touch points for guests.

6:33 How Elizabeth got in the wine business—from New York City school teacher to Sonoma County wine professional!

8:35 Elizabeth’s recommendations for what to do in Sonoma County. Get out and hear some live music!

12:00 One of Elizabeth’s favorite wines at Dutton Estate is the Syrah.

14:15 New experiences at Dutton Estate include Garden Wine Tasting, Chocolate and red wine pairing, and Cheese and Charcuterie pairing. Coming in the summer the Dutton Wine Class series with small groups starting with Barrel vs Tank vs Egg seminar on July 16th to show differences in Chardonnay styles.

18:15 Dutton family history in Sonoma County began with Warren Dutton.

24:15 Fast Five Recipe – Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn from Ursula at West Wines.

Fresh Rosemary, ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive oil, Parmesan, Sea salt and Popcorn kernels.

Directions: Pop the popcorn and whisk up the rosemary and olive oil and let it infuse, then drizzle over the popcorn and dust with the Parmesan and sea salt. Pair with the West Wines Cabernet or West Sparkling wine.

26:20 Book of the day—Wine: A Tasting Course from Grape to Glass by Marnie Old.

27:55 Update on the Wine Road website featuring the lesser know varietals on the Wine Road –click on the wine link to find produces making Sparkling Wine, Rhone Varietals, Italian Varietals, Unique offerings and more.

29:55 Dutton Estate is making a hard apple cider in cans. Check it out!


Dutton Estate Winery

Wine A Tasting Course form Grape to Glass

West Wines

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