Geyserville, Uncovering Wine Country (VIDEO)

Grape Escape to Geyserville

Travel about 75 miles from San Francisco and you will find a community with less than a 1000 people and home to over a dozen wineries. Whether you’re a Wine Oh or a Foodie, a biker or a hiker, you will find countless ways to vine and dine in this small town packed with a ton of charm.

In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani makes a Grape Escape along the Wine Road less traveled and shows us why you Gaga gotta go to Geyserville!

Hope-Merrill House & Hope-Bosworth House

Twelve romantic rooms in 2 Victorian Inns which have been beautifully restored and furnished, featured in Country Homes Magazine and House Beautiful. All rooms have private baths. Lovely gardens, lap pool, gazebo, grape arbors, vineyards, and dog-friendly. Bikes. 25% discount on payment in cash. Walk to town to tasting rooms and restaurants. Delicious breakfasts served every morning.

Address: 21253 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville CA 95441

Phone: 707-857-3356

Website: http://www.hope-inns.com

E-mail: moreinfo@hope-inns.com

Route 128 Vineyards & Winery

From car parts to artisan wines…Henry Ford opened one of his first Ford distributorships in tiny Geyserville.  Today, what was then the parts department, has been transformed into Route 128 Winery’s tasting room.  Pete and Lorna Opatz, with a combined experience of 60 years in the fine wine business, opened their tiny tasting room in the summer of 2008 featuring their estate grown and vineyard select wines.  Pete having grown up on his family vineyard in the midst of Napa Valley has spent 37 years honing his winegrowing skills throughout the State of California, including 6 years internationally.  He and Lorna purchased their property along Highway 128, combined their skills and together became producers of limited quantity lots, currently making 450 cases annually.  What Route 128 lacks in space is made up in charm, intimacy, and stylish wines.  Hung from the walls are historic prints from the dealership days. On special occasions, their nephew Rian Rinn, whose extensive culinary path has taken him to a number of high end restaurants, including El Bulli in Spain, prepares wonderful pairings with Route 128’s award winning wines.

Address: 21079 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville CA 95441

Phone: 707-696-0004

Winter Hours: Friday and Saturday 11am – 5pm Spring / Summer / Fall: Thursday – Sunday 11am – 6pm

Wine Type: Bordeaux Style Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhone Style Blend, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel

Tasting Fee: Complimentary

Website: http://www.route128winery.com

E-mail: lorna@route128winery.com

Monique Soltani

Monique is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV and has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24

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