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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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Jan 27, 2022

Wine Road Podcast Episode 142
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery


Episode 142 | Jason Robinson of Ehret Family Winery

Jason Robinson, Sales Manager at Ehret Family Winery chats with Beth and Marcy about the Ehret wines, the vineyard tours, the new tasting room in Healdsburg, and what he loves most about Sonoma County all while we sip on the lovely 2017 Ehret Bella Cabernet Sauvignon. Our Fast Five guest is Executive Chef Tom Schmidt of Vintners Resort / John Ash & Co. And our Book of the Day is The Wine Explorer by Graham Mitchell.

Wine of the Day: Ehert 2017 Bella Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Book of the Day: The Wine Explorer by Graham Mitchell

NEW! Fast Five: Exec Chef Tom Schmidt of Vintners Resort / John Ash & Co.

Podcast SponsorRon Rubin Winery


1:05 Wine of the Day—Ehret Bella 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon made of all mountain fruit from Knights Valley.

2:20 Ehret Vineyards located in in Knights Valley original parcel 2000 acres. Fun Fact: Werner Ehret sold the first US made the gumball machine. In 1996 planted 500 acres sold to other wineries and in 2005 Ehret Family Winery began making their own label in very small production lots.

8:45 New Ehret Family Winery tasting room in Healdsburg across from Cousteau bakery and will be putting a parklet out front and will be offing cheese plates for food and wine pairing and chocolate too coming soon!

9:18 Vineyard Ranch Tours aka Wine Safari Tours at the Knights Valley property with Jason are not to be missed.

14:25 In addition to wine, Ehret Family truffles are in the works and Christian Ehret is growing truffles, so truffles will be coming in the next five years.

15:02 Fast Five Recipe -- Butter Sage Pasta from Exec Chef Tom Schmidt of Vintners Resort, John Ash & Co

Ingredients for 4 appetizer portions /2 main course

12 oz fresh pappardelle

4 oz butter

2 bunches fresh sage leaves, stems removed

3 oz grated Parmegiano reggiano

2 tsp. kosher salt


Have a large pot of lightly salted water boiling.

Put butter, sage leaves and salt on thick-bottomed saucepan. Turn to medium high heat. When butter is melted stir well and keep boiling and lightly stirring until butter starts to froth and turn light golden brown. Transfer butter immediately to a flat container to stop the browning process, if it gets too dark it will burn.

While the butter is browning, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, put back in the pot, add sage butter and 1/2 the Parmesan, stir well and transfer to warm plates.

Divide remaining Parmesan on the top of the pasta, serve.


17:05 Wine Book of the Day— The Wine Explorer by Graham Mitchell

18:06 Jason’s top picks for where to go and what to do in Sonoma County. Start at Wild Flour Bakery in Freestone and then head on out to Spud Point Crab Co. for clam chowder then go up to Bodega Head and see the whales. Then go to Goat Rock for the sunset. on the way back stop by Armstrong Woods. If you are golfer North Woods Golf Course is a treat.

23:00 Coming soon Little Saint in Healdsburg with a plant based café and restaurant.

24:20 How to reach EHRET – or email Jason --

24:48 Special offers to listeners-- Anyone who says—“I heard you on the podcast.” Jason offers will offer the private Ehret Vineyard Tours (regularly $150 per person) for $125 per person. Or if you are in Healdsburg come to the Ehret Family Wines tasting room an say— “I heard you on the Podcast” to get a complimentary 2 for 1 tasting.

25:49 Please give the Wine Road Podcast a review on iTunes and then send Beth an email with your mailing address and she will send you some Wine Road swag!


Ehret Family Winery

The Wine Explorer by Graham Mitchell

Vintners Resort, John Ash & Co

Wild Flour Bakery

Spud Point Crab Co.

Armstrong Woods

Northwood Golf Course

Little Saint

Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery --

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