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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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Oct 21, 2021

Wine Road Podcast Episode 136
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery


Episode 136 | Sarita Cheaves of Vine Me Up— Author, Podcaster, and Wine Influencer (the good kind!)

Wine of the Day – 2018 Ron Rubin Chardonnay
Wine Book of the Day – Vine Me Up Activity Book

Podcast Sponsor – Ron Rubin Winery


0:54 Meet Sarita Cheaves--- Author of Vine Me Up activity book, Podcaster, and Instagram food & wine pairing maven. Started out working in a local winery, discovered he love of wine and then got her WSET certification.

6:45 Wine of the Day 2018 Ron Rubin Russian River Chardonnay 

9:15 How Sarita came up with the idea for the Vine Me Up –An Activity Book Celebrating the Melanated Wine Enthusiast, filled with word puzzles and other games related to wine and black wine makers.

12:50 Sarita, an accomplished home chef, tells us what she would make and pair with Chardonnay.

14:20 Check out Sarita’s food and wine Instagram at @VineMeUp

16:05 Book of the Day- Can you guess? It’s Vine Me Up, once again.

18: 30 Todd O’Leary VP of Marketing and Communications for Sonoma Tourism joins us to tell us all about -- The Sonoma Sound! A soundtrack for Sonoma County made locally recorded at White Whale studio, and written, produced and performed all by local Sonoma musicians. Check out the link to see the video and hear the recording.

22:50 One More Thing –Wine and Food Affair will be held November 5,6, 7 last day for ticket sales on Tuesday October 26th. NOTE: Wine & Food Affair is now SOLD OUT!

23:50 New! The Varietal of the Month Reviews will now be coming direct to your inbox as we revive the program with Marcy writing tasting notes of 5-8 wines from our Wine Road members. October Varietal of the Month is Viognier. Sign up to get the Varietal of the Month newsletter at


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Vine Me Up Instagram @vinemeup

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Vine Me Up Activity Book

Wine of The Day – 2018 Ron Rubin Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

Sonoma Sound

Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery

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