It’s about that time of year again when sommeliers and oenophiles from around the country prepare themselves for harvest season and to take advantage of the best wines in the region. (And you better believe we’re already planning our hotel accommodations to visit our favorite and nearby wine valley region in Temecula!)
For those of you living in Northern California, there is a new website and smartphone app that you must look into. Wine Road allows wine drinkers to explore Sonoma County’s wineries while offering a list of tasting rooms and events, interactive maps of the region and a helpful concierge service for the iPhone and Android. Thirsty travelers won’t ever have to wonder which new winery to check out near the Russian River, Alexander and Dry Creek valleys in Northern Sonoma County. The Wine Road website highlights 190 vintners and more than 50 lodging options throughout the area making for a simpler way to create the most romantic and exciting experience based on your interest and budget.
What’s even more exciting is that the website also allows users to locate Wine Road member wineries that are hosting events in cities outside of Sonoma. We’re definitely excited to download the new app and see how well the filtering functions work to personalize our next trip to the wine valley. We like wineries that are a bit under the radar and off the main path and Wine Road offers several of these options for users to explore.
The concierge service goes beyond just offering directions to wine tasting rooms, but also offers recommendations for food and wine pairings, select picnic destinations, art galleries, museums, transportation services and other helpful tools.