Wine

Even with spring still a month away, the recent warm weather has foothill wineries already pruning and worrying about water needs and early bu…

This week we hear from some of them to learn why they began making wines and what their most popular vintages are with aficionados all over the West. Stop in to sample some of their wines and you’re liable to receive an impromptu lesson on anything from crushing grapes to balancing tannins in beefy red wines.

We all know that Zinfandel is the star of the Sierra foothills. The grape has a long heritage and is part of most winery portfolios. Old-vine …

Attention Barbera fans; just in case you haven’t heard and you thought you missed it, the popular foothill Barbera Festival has moved to Septe…

Tom Bender: Views from the Vineyard