Food For Thoughts: Wine, Vineyards, Food, Marketing, Real Estate And Savvy Ideas From Like Minded Individuals

This page will give you access to people like yourself with varied interests in fine living, whether it is gourment food, searching for the next cult wine, creating new ideas for advertising or any aspect of living and fulfilling your dreams. Take a moment to explore the experiences from other savvy like minded individuals. Cheers!

Robert Clay
INTJ Entrepreneur; strategist; author; speaker and business mentor to aspiring market leaders. Digital native and foodie into cars, design, Apple and skiing

From Grapes To Glass
At From Grapes to Glass, we believe wine is an adventure to be enjoyed from grape to grape and from glass to glass!

Morning Star Vasquez
This site is about wine country ramblings, beginning on the backroads of Northern Sonoma County.

Encompass Life
An Outdoor Fashion, News, and Adventure Resource

St. Paul’s English Academy
English For Winemakers (Spain) – Tendril – A grape vine’s anchoring growths. The arise from shoots and wind around the trellis wires. Trans: Catalan – Circell, Castillian- Zacrcillo

Etched Images – Custom Painted & Etched Wine Bottles
Etched Images, located in California’s Napa Valley, deep etches (sand blasts) and paints wine bottles with your logo, label, or message.

Sips Bites And Sites – Maria Valetta
Fine Wine Representative for International Wine Brokers Inc., Certified Specialist of Wine, Wine Educator, Freelance Writer, and Former Host of The Philly Dish. Connoisseur of Food and Wine With a Passion for Travel and Culture!

Practical Wine Reviews
Reviews you can uses, the best wine values under $20. Reviews and ratings of good, affordable wine. Drink and be merry!

Bottle Junction
Where wine producers and distributors connect. Our Match Marketplace Provides a 24/7 Meeting Place. A new dynamic business-to-business portal for the wine industry. We are the premier marketplace for distributors and producers to make intelligent and powerful connections.

Red Wine Diva
From stomping grapes in a big wash tub (the kind they used for the old wringer washing machines) in her grandmother’s kitchen to diving headlong into the wonderful world of wine via social media. Talking wine, sipping wine, promoting the wine industry and traveling to great wine destinations.

Winemakers Direct
WinemakersDirect is a FREE online directory of wineries, winemakers, and their wines. It’s purpose is to help wine lovers support winemakers by facilitating the purchase of wine direct from the wineries of the United States.

Wine Country Real Estate Update Summer 2023

Happy August!  A cooler than average growing season after major winter rains has been a welcome pattern this summer.  I hope you have been soaking it up.  On the real estate front the market has several competing variables creating an interesting dynamic to say the least.  On the one hand, we are challenged with the […]... Read more

Green Shoots in 2023, and Which AVA Came First?

Winter 2023 First things first, Happy 2023!  Another year to enjoy this beautiful area we call home.  With more than two decades of selling wine country real estate, I am still in awe of our backyard.  The dynamic landscape is a constant reminder of the amazing diversity throughout Sonoma and Napa Counties, from the Pacific […]... Read more

Napa and Sonoma Real Estate 2022

Happy Winter of 2022 The Dream Lives on in Napa / Sonoma and Further Afield –  Real Estate Another exciting year is underway as we approach Spring.  With pruning behind us, we anticipate bud break in the coming months. The cycle continues. Before going any further, I have to say last Fall was just stunning! […]... Read more

Sonoma and Napa Winter 2021

Light on the Horizon Dust Settles During the Sonoma and Napa Winter 2021 If there is one thing we have learned over the last several years, it is that wine country is resilient.  Wildfires, economic uncertainty, politics and a worldwide pandemic have all conspired to shake our core, especially in 2020.  But here we are, […]... Read more

Moving Forward – Sonoma and Napa Real Estate 2020

Clearly, we are enduring an unprecedented challenge with Covid-19 health issues and associated economic impact.    As a community I am sure we will ultimately arrive at a   destination that resembles the wine country that we all know and love.... Read more

Opportunities and Challenges in Napa and Sonoma

No doubt, the last few years have been good in wine country with increasing wine grape and real estate prices. While things are still good in wine country, there have been some changes in the market over the last six months.... Read more

Buyers Compete In Sellers Market, Spring 2017

So what are the current real estate values in wine country? The latest information shows continued price increases across the board. Even the median home price in Sonoma County has doubled in the last five years.... Read more

Things That Make Wine Country Awesome

Let’s focus on the positive. After more than a year of the most bizarre political theater in memory, it is time to put the circus back in the tent… at least for a moment. Your sanity will thank you. ... Read more

The Changing Landscape of Vineyard Financing

David Ashcraft, broker and founder of Vintroux Real Estate, said he’s still seeing plenty of interest in both wineries and vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, and noted that“Wineries are continuing to plan for the future and lock down sources of fruit.” ... Read more

Wine Country Real Estate Financing Options – Sonoma & Napa Counties

Wine Country Financing Options – Sonoma & Napa Counties One of the key components of purchasing a wine country property, whether it is a vineyard, estate, winery or bare land is the capital used to make the acquisition.  Many buyers are going to require some sort of financing for a purchase or perhaps a line […]... Read more

Sonoma And Napa Real Estate Values 2019

We are currently observing vineyard estates, luxury homes and vineyards come on the market for various reasons. Locally, multiple high-profile Silicon Valley IPOs are going public and sellers are hoping to capitalize on newly minted millionaires.... Read more

Survey Says – 2018 Harvest Was Abundant – Grape Prices

The numbers are in and they tell a story of abundance.  The 2018 wine grape harvest in Sonoma and Napa Counties was bountiful by any standard and the quality is equally outstanding.  Each year we provide a breakdown of the current weighted average wine grape prices for popular varietals in Sonoma and Napa.     […]... Read more