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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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May 1, 2020

Rick Hutchison Amphora Wines Winery

On this episode we talk with guest Rick Hutchinson Owner/Winemaker of Amphora Winery about how he got started making wine, his interest in amphora and terracotta vessels, what makes Dry Creek Valley special, and some of Rick’s favorite places to dine in Healdsburg. We also enjoy the Wine of the day, Amphora Winery GSM.

Wine of the Day – Amphora Winery 2016 GSM

Show Notes

1:18 How Rick started his wine career

5:10 Amphora Winery was the 27th brick and mortar winery in Dry Creek Valley in 1997

5:48 Soils of Dry Creek Valley

6:08 Rick got started with Amphora after taking a pottery class

9:30 Wine of the Day – 2016 GSM Amphora Winery

17:00 Wine trends: Box wine.

20:00 The merits of aging wine.

22:02 #RoseAllMay #SipSonoma

24:00 Tasting room details at Amphora Winery 707-431-7767

24:44 Ricks favorite things to do in Sonoma County

26:13 Karrisa Kruse with news you can use from the Sonoma County Wine Growers: Water use and water technology in vineyards.

29:19 Follow Wine Road Podcast on Instagram and tag your own posts with hashtag #RoseAllMay and #sipsonoma


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