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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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Nov 18, 2021

Wine Road Podcast Episode 138
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 138 | Katie Bowman Co-Owner of Bowman Cellars in Graton.

Katie Bowman joins us to tell the great story about how Bowman Cellars got started, the experience and vibe you’ll find at the Bowman tasting room in Graton, and her favorite spots to take out of town visitors.

Wine of the Day – Bowman Petillant Natural of Sauvignon Blanc & Bonus wine—Bowman Chardonnay

Wine Book of the Day – Wine Doors of Florence by Robbin Gheesling

Wine Word of the Day – Barrique

Podcast Sponsor – Ron Rubin Winery


1:03 Find Bowman Cellars in tiny town of Graton on a corner location—you can’t miss it!

2:20 Wine of the Day Bowman Petilliant Natural / Pet Nat Sparkling Wine and the Bowman Chardonnay –double flavor, double the fun today.

3:35 Chardonnay has so many expressions -- try it you’ll like it!

5:00 Pet Nat something new and delicious.

5:54 Bowman is one of the most Instagramable tasting rooms, look for the cute Airstream trailer out front.

7:33 Reservations accepted but also can accommodate walk-ins with space indoors and outdoors.

8:25 Story of how Bowman came to be. Katie’s husband Alex began making a Sauvignon Blanc got great feedback and launched Bowman in 2017. Katie’s Grandfather is Andy of the famous Andy’s Market.  

12:58 Where Katie takes friends visitors from out of town – Sonoma Coast, The Casino (restaurant) in Bodega, the redwoods and all the great dining spots.

15:55 Wine Word of the Day—Barrique

17:00 Book of the Day – Wine Doors of Florence, a pictorial book of the wine doors.

18:58 New section on the Wine Road Web site –featured members. Changes each week. Check it out.

19:40 Varietal of the Month goes out third Thursday of the month and you can sign up for the newsletter on the website.

21:00 Reach out to Bowman via their Instagram, by phone on via the website.

21:30 One More Thing—we need podcast reviews on iTunes please! Beth reads the reviews on air so leave a review and we may read yours on the show.

24:38 Get a 2 for 1 Tasting at Bowman if you say you heard it on the podcast!



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