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Archer Hotel Somm
Touring Napa

Planning A First Time Trip to Napa or Sonoma?

Thinking about taking a trip to legendary wine country?  California is a quick hop on a plane to world class wines, Michelin star rated restaurants and experiences and events galore.  Whatever you can dream up you can pretty much find to do in Napa.  Add in Sonoma right next door, both are just 45 minutes to an hour from San …

Nantucket Wine Festival @farniente
VinoTripping Blog

Nantucket Wine Festival, May 2018

Rain and wind, were no match for the elegant Nantucket Wine Festival.  Outstanding wines, wine makers from all over the world, tents to shield us from the weather and 5 star cuisine!  Highly recommend!  3pm We are on our way! Kids packed, dog picked up, my favorite Lilly’s packed for the island.  Nantucket Wine Festival here we come. 6pm Arrive …

Australia Winemaker Yarra Valley
Australia, VinoTripping Blog

Yarra Valley wine tasting, Australia

Welcome to Australia! Home of amazing ocean beaches and ocean drives.  Home of kangaroos, koalas and the Great Barrier Reef and home to the Miller family for 2.3 extraordinary weeks. Relax on the Gold Coast, pet a koala, see rescued joeys at Steve Irwin’s zoo The continent of Australia is actually very similar in land size to the US.   but the …

Grand Tasting in Newport
Newport Wine Festival, VinoTripping Blog

Newport Wine Festival Seminars 2017

Newport Wine Festival is one of my favorite events of the year.  I headed down to Newport on Friday morning with THE ladies and we went to lunch at 22 Bowens.  My clam chowder was good on this cold, rainy day.  My friends’ burrata salads were outstanding.  A cocktail, quick picture and we grabbed an uber to the Breakers Stables …

tiny house
VinoTripping Blog

Luxury Tiny Houses in Wine Country E. Washington

One day when I returned home, my children ran out to greet me.  “Guess what we recorded for you” they screamed!  “We recorded Tiny Houses.  And they are in a vineyard!!!!”  I had to laugh, realizing that my passion for learning about wine had impacted my kids. The episode took place at Alexandria Nicole Vineyards in Destiny Ridge, WA.  We …

Love the Syrah!
VinoTripping Blog

Eastern Washington State Wine Tripping – Treveri and Owen Roe

Treveri Cellars in Wapato was a recommended stop after Yakima and the winery is very pretty. It is about 15 minutes down the road from Yakima. The tasting room was comfortably set up, the view was really nice and they also served food. This would be a beautiful room for an event. The kids really liked the flatbread and Mr. M and …