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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 13, 2022

Wine Road Podcast Episode 141
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 141 | Wildhaven Sonoma Glamping Co-founder and Owner Ken Barber

Ken Barber of Wildhaven Sonoma tells us all about the awesome luxury camp tent glamping experience that connects you to nature and deep relaxation along the Russian River. We sip on bubbles form West Wines and introduce a new segment—Fast Five!— Five ingredient recipes from our winery and lodging members. Plus our Book of the Day – Sparkling Wine for Modern Times and Item of the Day –Ridely’s Cheese and Wine Jigsaw Puzzle.

Wine of the Day: West Wines Seafoam Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Sparkling

Wine Book of the Day: Sparkling Wine for Modern Times by Zachary Sussman

NEW! Fast Five: Elisabeth Miller from Dutton Estate Winery

Item of the Day: Ridely’s Cheese & Wine Jigsaw Puzzle

Podcast Sponsor – Ron Rubin Winery


1:02 Wine of the Day—West Wines Seafoam Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Sparkling Wine

1:35 Ken tells us all about how Wild Haven Sonoma glamping came to be and his backstory. Wildhaven provides everything you need for a luxury camping experience in an awesome location along the Russian River.

11:50 Ken’s recommendations for where to go and what to do in Sonoma

15:00 Wildhaven Sonoma makes it easy to get out in nature no equipment to buy or store and the campground plus it is  a “Covid friendly” option with spacing 15 feet between all the glamping tents. Tent accommodations are also available with bunk beds set ups that are great for families.

17:00 Ken loves and appreciates the connection to nature in Sonoma County and the variety of opportunities to experience nature in diverse ways.

19:09 Visit the the Wildhaven Sonoma website for answers to all your glamping questions. Check it out for your next visit to the wine road.

20:15 Fast Five our new segment with five ingredient dishes fromm our winery and lodging members and local chefs. Today’s Fast Five is from Elizabeth Miller at Dutton Estate Winery with the Apple Cider Mule Cocktail.

Apple Cider Mule Cocktail Ingredients:

2-Ginger Beer
3-Simple Syrup
4-Dutton Estate Hard Apple Cider
5-Apple Garnish

Directions: Start with the Vodka, then add the ginger beer and a little simple syrup and then add the special ingredient the Dutton Estate Hard Apple cider and garnish with a slice of our local Gravenstein apple or garnish of your choice.

22:20 Wine Book of the Day—Sparkling Wine for Modern Times: A Drinker’s Guide to the the Free Wheeling World of Bubbles by Zachary Sussman

23:25 Item of the Day-- Cheese & Wine Jigsaw Puzzle by Ridley’s – Want the puzzle? Be the first to email Beth at for a chance to get the puzzle.

24:45 Listeners from all over the country wrote to Beth for the free RePour giveaway so pay attention to the podcast for more giveaways.

25:48 NEW-- Featured Podcast Listeners – Introducing Our new segment staring YOU! Have you been to the Wine Road in the last Year? We want to share what you liked with out listeners, from favorite wineries; restaurants or even secret hikes you discovered. Tell us all about your experience and we will read selected letters and share your first name and location on the show. Send a note to and tell her what you loved about your visit to the Wine Road.

Show Links

Wildhaven Sonoma

West Wines

Lake Sonoma

Riverfront Regional Park

Healdsburg Open Space

Mr. Moon's

Levin and Co. Bookstore

El Farolito

El Sombrero

Auto Camp Russian River Airstream Trailers

Cheese and Wine Puzzle

Sparkling Wine for Modern Times by Zachary Sussman

Dutton Estate Winery

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