Most vineyard managers are passionate about taking walks down their vineyard rows to see how the vines are doing. For Wes Hagen of Clos Pepe Vineyard and Winery, that passion goes beyond viticulture. An avid disc golfer, he has set up a course on the 30 acre Clos Pepe Vineyard. One winter morning I had…

On my recent trip to the Santa Ynez Valley, I got a message from my good friend Matt Mauldin.  Matt is a Regional Manager for Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards.  Matt offered to take me on a tour of some vineyards, followed by some wine tasting.  When you get an offer like this, you take…

Farm-to-table dinners have become very popular, with attendees enjoying fresh ingredients from local farms. The annual All-Farm Dinner at Buttonwood Farm Vineyard and Winery takes farm-to-table to another level. This fully functional farm located near Solvang, California produces a diverse range of food products – meats, fruits, vegetables, herbs and even wine – all from…