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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

California Dreamin’ is a journal about vineyard hunting, viticulture, people, and places in California wine.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Classic Pairings – Chardonnay

Classic Pairings – Chardonnay

Whether we're shucking Humboldt oysters in January or grilling local rock cod in August, pairing the ocean's bounty with our mineral-driven...

Pinot Noir for All

Pinot Noir for All

There is no season for Pinot Noir. Because it marries well with the bounty of every season, you will find it on the dining tables of...

Merging

Merging

Some of the world’s greatest wines are blends. If nothing else, some of the greatest wine values are. Kevin and I have always sought the mid-range...

Whites your Fishmonger will Love

Whites your Fishmonger will Love

Many of our long-time list members know that the best values in our Cellar are the appellation wines -- those made from a blend of proximate...

Carignan, the Black Sheep

Carignan, the Black Sheep

We're going to let you in on a little insider secret: if you like modestly priced, medium-bodied reds with complex fruit and savory notes...you...

Mendocino Organic

Mendocino Organic

Green Rush Despite the fact that Mendocino county borders Sonoma County, it maintains an identity all its own. Mendo’s “green” credentials are...

Searching the Santa Cruz Mountains

Searching the Santa Cruz Mountains

Going Off Piste Some of the most exciting “discoveries” we’ve made in the last 10-years have been in the Aptos-Corralitos region of Santa Cruz....

Place Matters

Place Matters

The Licklider family-owned and operated winery, LIOCO, selects grapes from exceptional California vineyards located throughout a wildly diverse,...

Carignan, Two Ways

Carignan, Two Ways

We're closing our Winter Release with an insider secret: if you like modestly priced, medium bodied reds with complex fruit and savory notes...you...

Old Vines

Old Vines

Lolonis Vineyard: est. 1945 LIOCO has been buying fruit from the Lolonis Ranch since 2011. A few years before, our close friend, Athan Poulos,...

NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

The Newsletter Archives contain all of our past releases so you can revisit the stories behind the wines.