WINEormous at Roadrunner Ridge Winery

Roadrunner Ridge – The Little Winery That Could

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 | Posted by Tom Plant

“We make wine we like, because we might have to drink it” explained Judi, who serves as vineyard manager and assistant winemaker. It’s advice they took to heart from Wes Hagen from Clos Pepe Winery. He told them early on to only grow and produce what they really like. Wine is really hard to sell if you’re not passionate about it, he explained.

WINEormous at Herzog Cellars

Oxnard Wine Trail

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Robin Dohrn-Simpson

Winemaker Joe Hurliman has an exceptional challenge on his hands. He is not Jewish and rules of kosher winemaking is that only a Sabbath observant cellar crew may touch the grapes.


Quick Stops In Napa and Sonoma

Sunday, October 12th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

It’s a treat to sit down with her, enjoy her wonderful wines with some bread and cheese and just visit. Sandi doesn’t just grow grapes. She has fruit and vegetables galore and more often than not she’ll send me off with some freshly picked produce.

WINEormous with Messina Hof

Messina Hof – Texas Hospitality And Then Some

Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

After their humble beginnings with one acre in Bryan that grew to thirty, they own 150 acres in West Texas and altogether there are more than 900 acres that are part of Messina Hof. In the late 80s and early 90s they started winning some major awards.

WINEormous with Babcock Wines

The Night of Pinot Noir

Monday, August 18th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Robb called it “elegant.” Brian said, “This one has it. Whatever it is… This is a wine to live for… and to buy.”

WINEormous at Estate d'Iacobelli

Estate d’Iacobelli – Fallbrook Via Michigan

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

Sascha La Russo is the tasting room manager and a classically trained opera singer. You never know when she might break into song. Visitors can taste all six of Estate d’Iacobelli’s offerings for $10.

WINEormous with Domaine Porto Carras

Domaine Porto Carras – It’s All Greek To Me

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 | Posted by Tom Plant

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear Greek wine? Retsina? That’s what I would have thought until recently. On a sunny spring afternoon I joined my friend Patricia at Kafe Neo in Long Beach for lunch with Yliana Stengou, one of the owners of Domaine Porto Carras Winery. This was my first […]