Apr 20, 2023
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery
Episode 173 | Valerie Wathen, General Manager at
Beth and Marcy chat with Valerie Wathen about her experience at Sebastopol’s #1 tourist attraction, and how leaving a “normal job” to be in the wine business is the maverick move that many experienced wine-industry folks have done here in Sonoma County!
Wine of the Day: Dutton- Goldfield Winery 2019 Emerald Ridge Pinot Noir
Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery
00:50 Sebastopol is the best! Everyone needs to visit.
1:42 Valerie gives us more detail about our lovely Wine of the Day.
4:09 We learn about what wines we can expect to experience when visiting the tasting room.
6:35 Valerie gives us a little history on Dutton-Goldfield Winery, and who is Dutton and who is Goldfield.
11:32 They’re flexible for walk ins, but reservations are preferred- they’re also open 7 days a week!
14:12 As a transplant to Sonoma County, Valerie shares her tourism recommendations :)
15:58 Valerie tells us how she got started in the wine industry. Maverick moment!
24:33 Dutton-Goldfield does an amazing Wine & Cheese pairing, they also do different seasonal tastings - and a Library tasting!
26:50 This is your friendly reminder to check our website for events, virtual events, deals, and “something different” sections!
28:14 Valerie shares one of her favorite features of our site: Varietal Search!
28:55 “One last thing” with Beth! Mother’s Day Weekend Sparkling Seminar.
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