Holidays in Healdsburg

Holidays in Healdsburg

Winter time in Healdsburg. There’s a lot of meat on that bone. While most of the visitors to our region come during the summer and fall months, here’s a PRO TIP: come during the winter. During the cold months when all the wines are barreled down for their winter...
At Our Holiday Table

At Our Holiday Table

The holidays are here and with them, the Feasting Season! The late autumn and early winter months invite more time in the kitchen, pouring over cookbooks, playing with the slow-cooker, and pulling out those special bottles reserved for this time of year. As for...
Chardonnay in California

Chardonnay in California

California Chardonnay is not just a Fat Elvis Why is Chardonnay simultaneously adored and maligned? This is a question I wrestled with before founding LIOCO Wine Company back in 2005. One of my first realizations was that this was more of a California wine problem. In...
Harvest Update 2022

Harvest Update 2022

One of the greatest fallacies ever perpetrated upon an unassuming California winemaker was this: “Every year is a great year in California!” This was the underlying belief I carried with me when I founded LIOCO Wine Company in 2005. The thesis was this:...
Lioco Wines Tasting Room

Lioco Wines Tasting Room

Sara and I, Matt, are new to the downtown Healdsburg Tasting Room scene. We spent the first 13 years building the LIOCO brand on the best restaurant wine lists throughout the country, and later the world. Because both Sara and I came from the wholesale wine world...