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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.

Dec 27, 2018

Wine Road Episode 70 - Field Blending with Bill - In this episode Beth and Marcy have Bill Nachbaur in the studio talking about field blends and the history of ACORN Winery/Alegría Vineyards while sipping on the Wine of the Day an ACORN 2014 Russian River Valley Heritage Vine Zinfandel. Bill gives us the Word of the Day - Ampelography. Marcy and Bill discuss the Book of the Day Godforsaken Grapes by Jason Wilson and with the Item of the Day the discussion turns to Argon. Don’t forget to get your Winter WINEland tickets and visit Bill and Betsy at ACORN!

Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma County with news on events, wineries, wines, dining options, activities, and places to stay.

Show Notes:

  0:25  Special Guest - Bill Nachbaur of ACORN Winery/Alegría Vineyards

  0:45 Wine the Day - ACORN 2014 Russian River Valley Heritage Vine Zinfandel

  2:25 ACORN Winery History

  3:48 Word of the Day - Ampelography

  6:01 Field Blend

11:47 Career Path into the vines

16:20 Open by appointment only explained

19:17 Book of the Day - Godforsaken Grapes - A Slightly Tipsy Journey Through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Under appreciated Wine - by Jason Wilson

20:42 Item of the Day - ArT Wine Preserver with Argon

22:50 Winter WINEland TICKETS!!!

A field blend of grapes from Alegría Vineyards that will eventually become ACORN Winery’s Medley, one of their signature field-blend wines. Photo courtesy of ACORN Winery / Alegría Vineyards

 A field blend of grapes from Alegría Vineyards that will eventually become ACORN Winery’s Medley, one of their signature field-blend wines. Photo courtesy of ACORN Winery / Alegría Vineyards

 

Links:

Bill Nachbaur 

ACORN Winery/Alegría Vineyards 

Wine of the Day - 2014 RRV Heritage Vines Zinfandel 

Word of the Day - Ampelography

Book of the Day - Godforsaken Grapes - A Slightly Tipsy Journey Through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Under appreciated Wine - by Jason Wilson

Item of the Day - ArT Wine Preserver with Argon

Winter WINEland Tickets 

Barrel Tasting Tickets 

 

Ryan Frederickson - Founder of ArT Wine Preserver

 

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