‘V’ is for Vendange: A Look at a French Grape Harvest

One of the great events here in France is the vendange or annual grape harvest. Almost every town hosts some sort of fête to celebrate the event. I’ve always wanted to witness a harvest, especially in Burgundy where some of… Continue Reading

Sierra Oro Farm Trail’s 6th Annual Passport Weekend

The bounty of Butte County specialty farms and wineries is the focus of the sixth annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend, a self-guided tour that includes exclusive wine tasting at 11 wineries and farm-fresh food sampling at 17 farms… Continue Reading


Moseley Family Invests in Downtown

Redding has never been thought of as a wine destination like Napa or Sonoma, though in recent years it’s seen a boom in wine bars: Uncorked on Hilltop plus downtown’s Vinter’s Cellars, Vintage Wine Bar, the soon-to-open The Grape Escape,… Continue Reading


Tehama Farmers Host Weekend of Food & Wine Tasting

What: Tehama Trail Passport Weekend
When: June 18-19
Where: Tehama County
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 after Friday (June 10)

The Passport Weekend will be a chance for visitors to tour 17 farms/wineries currently on the Tehama Trail Map. All of … Continue Reading


Vintner’s Cellar Brings Us Bacchus by Bus

Alan and Jana Leard, an effervescent couple with a passion for wine, wine making and wine traditions, relocated from Southern CA with plans to bring the Vintner’s Cellar Custom Winery franchise to the north state. They did, and in early… Continue Reading