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A Biweekly Conversation.

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.

Thank you to County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors - District 5 for their support.

Apr 20, 2023


Episode 173

Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery

Episode 173 | Valerie Wathen, General Manager at Dutton-Goldfield Winery
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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