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Let’s uncork the story behind this wine-tastic site!
Welcome to Sonoma Wine Garden!
We’re not your typical wine specialists. We don’t use words like tannins or sommelier (unless we have too much). Instead, we prefer descriptors like ‘smooth as butter’ and ‘tastes amazing with pizza.’
What makes us qualified? Well, let’s just say that we, as a team, offer a unique insight into the beautiful world of wine!
Our mission at Sonoma Wine Garden isn’t to force-feed you info about each bottle until your eyes glaze over. Instead, we strive to educate people who didn’t previously care that choosing certain wines can take their meals up several levels.
Not everyone has the time or help available to pick out ten different bottles every other day until they find ‘the one.’ That’s where Sonoma Wine Garden hops into action!
We’re just some regular Californians who used to own an epic vineyard nestled right here in beautiful Sonoma County. But due to health reasons that were way outta our control, we had no choice but put down stakes and shelf this gig with wine in 2021.
But don’t worry – when one door closes, another opens up; these days, you’ll find us running things on the blog front! We couldn’t let all those years of knowledge go straight into oblivion without leaving behind at least something- so fast forward now, every week-to, not only learn about wines produced sight unseen; but get insights directly pouring-out-of-the-mouths experiences shared by us connoisseurs!
And funny enough? Our writing will probably give ya’ quite a different vibe compared to any other typical fact-chewing consultant, following textbook guidelines (we earn serious points over screwcap vs. cork debates, lol!).
Expect witty humor and unexpected twists where words tumble upon each line, each paragraph gaining momentum making scrolling-da-blog-thang-amazing-feeling …yeah-even-we-were-surprised-too!
So that is how we have come to exist here today – thanks to our brilliant founders who, after months upon months exploring different niches, found themselves gravitating towards educating others like them.
People who love great wines but don’t know enough yet what sets truly special bottles apart. Through helpful blog posts featuring reviews, pairings tips, and much more.
Here at Sonoma Wine Garden, we’re not just passionate about wine – we’re also firm believers that any venture worth pursuing must be done alongside great folks. That’s why our small but mighty team comprises experts from various backgrounds who have been bonded together by one common love –wine!
Sylvia Thomas–Moore and George Moore, Founders
Meet our brilliant founders: a powerful couple who has put their heart and soul into Sonoma Wine Garden. Years of hard work have resulted in one of the finest vineyards right here in Sonoma County.
Hundreds upon hundreds of hectares were brought forth into this world thanks in part to their visions, dedication hard work (oh-and, lots & lots of blending endless wine batches).
Starting out as grape-growers extraordinaire; slowly-growing passion was kindled by producing the first bottle-it was at that point they caught an unstoppable winemaking bug.
It only took determined gathering acquaintances-turned-friends with vast knowledge bases passionately eager-to-share to catapult them-next-level being skilled vintners amongst other biggest bigwigs around.
Sylvia has been in the wine industry for over 20 years now, working as a consultant for some of California’s most prestigious vineyards before deciding she wanted something more; uniting people through their mutual appreciation of fine wines.
George is an entrepreneur by nature – smooth talking his way into everyone’s hearts. He quickly found himself chasing yet another passion: premium grapes from coveted estates sourced all around Napa Valley & beyond.
Through never wavering passion—with time, their reputation snowballed, eventually becoming a household name in the California Wine Region.
Cindy Clayton, Writer/Wine Enthusiast
Let’s talk about Cindy! Proudly boasting her writing skills, this is not Cindy’s first rodeo in writing. Presenting her persona onto the blogging scene, she’s elite at doing detailed reviews of different wineries cross-country.
Cindy is not your average wordsmith; she pairs her excellent writing skills with brimming enthusiasm. There’s nothing quite like hopping on a plane bound for some far-flung grape region or taking an afternoon drive to explore local vineyards & wineries around Midwest America.
Whether it’s sharing details about various vintage releases or hopping through county-to-county, providing fresh takes fascinating angles. You can link being passionate-soaking-in city-culture (nature too) when experiencing new cultures especially tasting the latest local wines waiting to gaining appreciation from everyone hanging around one glass time.
Darwin Myers – Writer/Wine Enthusiast:
Well, well, what can we say about Darwin? Behind the nifty-personality bringing fresh wind into content, injecting unparalleled enthusiasm making him stand out on the team and in the industry as a whole!
Handling words-content and social media with equal finesse and ease; keeping things light while attempting to dive deeper into understanding different winemaking cultures. Surprisingly gainful at mixing the past practice side through patient listening to vineyard-master’s all across the Napa Valley.
He has the uncanny capability of discovering a new way to guide everyone through the wonderful world of wine. Leading down the rabbit hole produces engaging/challenging stories readers are rarely exposed towards-magical elements relished through each written piece.
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