Briar Rose Winery

by Cheryl It has been years since I’d been tasting in Temecula (I’m embarrassed to say how long), but last Saturday Scott, Matt, and I drove down the I-5 for what we thought would be a well-planned day. We’d done a little research and decided on two large and two small wineries. We would stop in Old Town Temecula, pick up some sandwiches, and picnic at one of our stops. The best thing about a good plan is that you can throw it out the window and still not veer too far off course. Old Town was packed. All we saw of it was theRead More →

Cold Springs Tavern Exterior

January is a wonderful month to go wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. Days can be relatively warm and sunny with little danger of rain. Not so this year. January has turned out to be one of the wettest in recent history and we couldn’t be happier. Does rain put a damper on wine tasting? Au contraire. The golden hills of the back country of Santa Barbara county are emerald green. And it’ll stay green well into the year. The storms hit much harder in northern California, vineyards in Sonoma getting as much as 13 inches of rain. The Russian River overflowed its banks.Read More →

Everyone at California Wine Navigator is very excited about the changes to the website. We’ve created a new look using a responsive design that looks great and is super easy to use on tablets and smart phones. After all, a site with the word ‘navigation’ needs to be mobile. Now all we need is cell service in Foxen Canyon.Read More →

Everyone at California Wine Navigator is very excited about the changes to the website. We’ve created a new look using a responsive design that looks great and is super easy to use on tablets and smart phones.  After all, a site with the word ‘navigation’ needs to be mobile. Now all we need is cell service in Foxen Canyon.Read More →