Summer/Fall 2016

The Summer/Fall 2016 Issue of Touring & Tasting magazine is filled with stories of wineries, resorts, inns, hotels and other points of interest found in wine regions across the nation. Some are small family businesses. Others are legendary leaders. They're located on hills, in valleys and in the heart of downtown.

Contents

Horsing Around in DC’s Wine Country

Loudoun is an idyllic place where Thoroughbreds thrive, olympians excel, and miles upon miles of equestrian trails beckon.

Santa Ynez Valley's Breathtaking Country Roads

The stunning Santa Ynez Valley is a road tripper's dream with barely traveled rural routes leading from town, to village, to winery.

Traverse City, A Two-Day Tour

Known for its natural beauty, wines, food, music, and art, Traverse City has so much to offer, it makes our eads spin. Here's our "Don't Miss" list for first timers.

Wine Country Experiences Livermore Valley

SITUATED ON THE SUNNY SIDE of the Bay, Livermore Valley wine country has a colorful history that began with Spanish missionaries in the 1760s.

Wine Country Experiences Lodi

WITH A WINEGROWING HISTORY dating back to the 1860s, ancient vines as old as 130 years, and a multigenerational farming family culture as its backbone, Lodi promises plenty of genuine wine country experiences.

Wine Country Experiences Napa Valley

UNARGUABLY, THE NAPA VALLEY has set the benchmark for American wine. Geographically, the valley is long and lean— just 30 miles at its longest, and 3 miles at its widest points— but it possesses just the right soils and climate characteristics to foster an overwhelming number and variety of legendary wines.

Wine Country Experiences Sonoma County

T’S HARD TO BELIEVE that stunning Sonoma County—with its more than 55 miles of Pacific coastline, mighty redwood forests,and valley after fertile valley of family farms that yield a bounty of produce—lies in such close proximity to a big city. 

Wine Country Experiences Washington

AS A WINE COUNTRY, the state of Washington is unlike any other. Most of the state’s vineyards lie east of the Cascade Mountains where, on average, the sun shines more than 300 days per year. Yet, many wineries are located up to 200 miles away! Now home to more than 900 wineries and 13 appellations, Washington is teeming with wonderful wine country experiences. In the northwestern corner of the state, Seattle puts you in close proximity to a booming urban winery scene, the established wine region Woodinville, and wineries on the Puget Sound. In central and southeast Washington, the mighty Columbia Valley holds many “sub-regions” whose names have become synonymous with excellent wine. Spend time in the Yakima Valley, Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, Walla Walla Valley, and Lake Chelan—and don’t miss the Columbia Gorge!

Wine Country Experiences: Across the USA

From sea to shining sea, the United States has an array of wine countries with so much to see, taste, and do.

Wine Country Experiences: Oregon

Located along the western edge of the mainland United States, bordered by Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, and the Pacific Ocean.

Wine Country Experiences: Santa Barbara County, CA

Located 90 minutes north of Los Angeles along the Pacific coastline and inland across the Santa Ynez Mountain range and valley to the San Rafael Mountain range.

Wine Country Experiences: SLO Wine Country/Paso Robles

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County.

Yakima Valley, Taste Where it Grows

On average the sun shines more than 300 days a year on the fertile Yakima Valley, making it a mecca for wine, spirits, and farm-to-table food.