WINEormous at Lorimar Winery

Lorimar Winery Vision Becomes Reality

Sunday, July 21st, 2013 | Posted by Tom Plant

In May 2012, a dream that Mark Manfield and Lawrie Lipton shared became a reality. They opened the doors to the newest tasting room in Temecula wine country, Lorimar Winery. On the site of Jim Boner’s former Providence Winery, this stunning winery is a sight to behold. Lorimar Winery isn’t new. In 2010 they opened […]

WINEormous with James Rutherford

Meet James Rutherford – The New Face of Winemaking at Mt. Palomar

Monday, July 15th, 2013 | Posted by Tom Plant

His wines will be made for the market, but at the same time to his palate. He believes there’s a place for sweet wines and ros├ęs, as long as they’re done right. He wants his wines to be food friendly, easy to drink and not out of reach on the budget.

WINEormous at the Restaurant at Leoness

The Restaurant at Leoness – Luck & Hard Work Pay Off

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Tom Plant

When he first arrived at Leoness two years ago there was “nothing here” he said, just a kitchen and the basics. There was hardly any budget. He had broken his ankle and spent the first four months in the kitchen on crutches.

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Where Salvador Sings to the Vines

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 | Posted by Tom Plant

Her philosophy is simple. Get it right in the vineyards and use a hands-off approach. She makes three wines; Guw├╝rtztraminer, Cabernet Franc and the crown jewel, Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Fazeli Cellars – Our Name Is On The Label

Sunday, October 14th, 2012 | Posted by Tom Plant

“Inspired by the ancient traditions of Persia, Rooted in the modern expressions of California.” You’ll find those words of the back of every bottle of wine from Fazeli Cellars. Bijan (BJ) Fazeli and his wife Wendy began looking at land about 14 years ago with the idea of growing grapes in Temecula. While they were […]

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Live Wine Blogging Part Deux – Reds

Saturday, August 18th, 2012 | Posted by Tom Plant

Sokol Blosser started in 1971. I had the pleasure of visiting the winery last night. “Pinot is our passion.” Non vintage Elevation Red. Syrah based with 12 other varietals.

Washington County

Washington County, Oregon

Saturday, August 18th, 2012 | Posted by Tom Plant

Ahead of the Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, we visited Washington County in the famed Willamette Valley. Wine Bloggers Conference Pre Excursion to Washington County, OR from Tom Plant on Vimeo.