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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.

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Jul 23, 2020

Episode 110 | Oded Shakked Owner & Winemaker, Longboard Vineyards

This week we “hang ten” with Oded Shakked Owner & Winemaker (and Surfer!) at Longboard Vineyards. We sip on Longboard’s 2109 Sauvignon Blanc and hear about Oded’s multicultural background, his love of food and wine, and surfing of course and what’s currently happening at Longboard, the winery he established in 1998.

Wine of the Day: 2019 Sauvignon Blanc – RRV

Wine Book of the Day : Beyond Flavor The Indispensable Handbook to Blind Wine Tasting by Nick Jackson, MW

Item of the Day: Wine Road Face Mask

Show Notes

0:50 Wine of the Day The perfect breakfast wine! 2019 Sauvignon Blanc – Russian River Valley. Oded first became acquainted with the varietal on his surf trips to Europe –great with lunch and summer salads.

3:43 Wine Road/Marcy reviewed the Longboard Sauvignon Blanc reviewed on Along the Wine Road Blog Varietal of the Month.

5:15 What’s happening in the Longboard tasting room – reservations required.

6:11 Longboard Urban Winery is located in a historic building in Healdsburg, walking distance for the main square in downtown. Tasting or purchase by the bottle or by glass available.

8:00 What Longboard was doing during the SIP orders. Worked in the winery of course but has some time for projects at home too.

9:15 Smaller groups allow for greater personal attention and elevated experience.

10:10 Seated tastings are more fun with more interaction and chance to learn form the staff.

11:11 Oded’s home garden planted with fruits and vegetables from his childhood in Israel.

12:27 Oded’s favorite Israeli dish to make for winery staff at harvest is Shakshuka. Also makes shawarma, hummus and tahini and his own pita bread. Israeli inspired cuisine a great pairing food with wine. Perhaps will hold an Israeli food summit in the future

14:40 New Release: Water Girl Rose and new Bubbles Brut Rose. Oded’s background is with sparkling wine producer.

17: 25 Also releasing Merlot/Malbec field-blend and newest release is new Carignan from an 88 year-old vineyard–super food friendly.

18:50 Local getaways for Oded include time at the beach or stand up paddle boarding at Lake Sonoma.

21:00 Wine Book of the Day – Beyond Flavor the Indispensible Handbook to Blind Tasting by Nick Jackson, MS.

23:20 Longboard has done tasting sensory experiences with black glasses as training tool with different elements of fruit and spices to develop sense of smell and identification.

25:09 Working on a new tasting experience with comparing same variety in young and old wines to see the how wines age.

27:30 Item of the Day – Wine Road Face Masks – branded with Wine Road logo and SIP Sonoma– send an email to with your name and address – Beth will send you one!

28:38 One More Thing—Wine Road website has a link to book your (required) reservations at wineries along the Wine Road.



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