Le Cuvier Winery

There is a fun little winery in Paso Robles that I recently visited that I wanted to share with you. It is called Le Cuvier – which translates to “The Vat”… referring to the casks that wine is aged in. There is a great quote on the winery website (lcwine.com) from …

Square Wine Bottles

Through the many years of winemaking, we’ve seen lots of various specialty wine bottles. From time to time, winemakers will purposely choose a new bottle shape to stand out from the crowd and get a better chance of being recognized and remembered by the consumer market. It’s a risky marketing …

Soter Winemaker’s Dinner

I recently spent a week on Martha’s Vineyard with some friends and had an incredible time.  During the time I was there, the Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival began.  It was truly kismet!   The unfortunate thing was that the Festival began on Thursday night and I was leaving on Saturday …

Melville Vineyards & Winery [Part 2]

We at Wine Ponder love to share information and engage others about wine through personal travels and discoveries. Melville Vineyards & Winery is a fascinating place that produces state-of-the-art wines, where attention to detail really pays off. Our visit had a huge impact on our overall appreciation for their wine. …

Melville Vineyards & Winery [Part 1]

The Santa Ynez Valley is full of amazing destinations for a wine enthusiast like me. It’s my Disneyland! In fact, I call it “THE happiest place on earth”. Of course, my kids would beg to differ but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Speaking of a happy place, …

Palmina – Wines For All Seasons

During a recent trip to the Santa Ynez Valley, a few friends and I had the pleasure to visit some amazing wineries and taste some stunning wines. As Steve J. said in one of his recent posts, one should not be afraid to try and discover new wines… and that’s …

Tres Sabores Winery Tasting

I was recently in Napa and had the pleasure of visiting some great wineries and tasting some amazing wines.  One of the standouts from the trip was my stop at Tres Sabores Winery in St. Helena on Whitehall Lane.  This is not too far from the famed Whitehall Lane Winery. …