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Elizabeth Smith

Hudson-Chatham Winery - Troy (7/22/2017)
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A lifetime ago, when I was a community college professor who knew nothing about wine, I was contemplating a move to New York. I interviewed ... Read full review


Comstock Wines (3/18/2017)
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Bob and Sandy Comstock, who have been vintners since 2002, recently decided to live the dream of owning a small, family winery. Comstock Wines, which ... Read full review


Ackerman Family Vineyards (2/08/2017)
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I am sure that during my commutes around the city of Napa, I have passed the Ackerman Heritage House at 608 Randolph Street before. However, ... Read full review


Red Hook Winery (12/30/2016)
4.5

Red Hook Winery was founded in 2008 by Mark Snyder to focus on New York State’s best vineyards, particularly those located in the North Fork ... Read full review


Hudson-Chatham in Tannersville (12/27/2016)
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In August 2015, before I was an American Winery Guide correspondent, I spent a day visiting Hudson-Chatham Winery, Columbia County, New York’s first winery. It ... Read full review


Bella Grace - Sutter Creek (11/05/2016)
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During the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California, I had the great pleasure of meeting Stephen Havill of Bella Grace Vineyards. During one of ... Read full review


Boeger Winery (10/22/2016)
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I am so fortunate to live in the Napa Valley, where there are hundreds of wineries to visit. However, I often have this feeling of ... Read full review


Robert Biale Vineyards (9/29/2016)
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Not long ago, I had lunch with Maggie Pramuk Mazotti, daughter of the co-founder of Robert Biale Vineyards. Being a recent transplant to Napa, I ... Read full review


Crocker & Starr (9/11/2016)
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As I turned off California Highway 29 and onto Dowdell Lane, I did not know quite what to expect, as the first part of the ... Read full review


William Harrison (9/11/2016)
4.5

During my second visit to the Napa Valley in August 2009, I visited William Harrison Winery. My memories of that visit are of the bear ... Read full review


Lightning Wines (8/25/2016)
4.5

A couple of years ago on my own website, I reviewed the movie American Wine Story, a documentary that follows the story of Oregon’s Brooks ... Read full review


Hendry (8/08/2016)
4.5

When a few of my colleagues planned a visit to Hendry Ranch, I jumped at the opportunity. In February 2015 at ZAP’s (Zinfandel Advocates & ... Read full review


DaVero (8/07/2016)
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In August 2015, I was invited by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley to participate in a virtual Twitter tasting of three wines. One of ... Read full review


MacRostie Winery (6/15/2016)
4.5

Thirteen years after beginning his career as a winemaker at Hacienda Winery in 1974 making Burgundian-style variety wines such as chardonnay and pinot noir, Steve ... Read full review


Dutton-Goldfield Winery (6/15/2016)
4.5

Dutton-Goldfield began in 1998 with a handshake between Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield. Steve, a fifth-generation vintner, grew up in the farming family which founded ... Read full review


Sabina Vineyards (6/08/2016)
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A few miles north of the town of St. Helena and a few miles south of Calistoga in the St. Helena AVA of the Napa ... Read full review


Lincoln Peak Vineyard (6/04/2016)
4.5

Three miles north of Middlebury and 25 miles south of Burlington in New Haven, Vermont, is one of Vermont’s premier wine producers, Lincoln Peak Vineyard. ... Read full review


Shelburne Vineyard (6/04/2016)
4.0

Shelburne Vineyard is a partnership between Ken Albert, Scott Prom, and most recently, Sam Coppola. The idea of winegrowing in Vermont began approximately 35 years ... Read full review


La garagista (6/03/2016)
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La garagista farm + winery is located on Mount Hunger in the Piedmont hills near Barnard, Vermont. The homestead and land have been farmed for ... Read full review


Donum Estate (5/01/2016)
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The Donum Estate, formerly part of Buena Vista Winery’s Tula Vista Ranch before it was developed as an estate on its own, was created by ... Read full review