NAPA OFF THE GRID: A look at wineries, restaurants and hotels to visit in the Napa Valley off of Highway 29 and Silverado Trail that provide unique experiences

BARBERA FOOD PAIRINGS: Producers in the Sierra Foothills of California are making elegant, food-friendly Barberas to pair with an array of cuisine

PIGS & PINOT: Pairing California Pinot Noir with all things pork

SONOMA’S BOUNTY: The sprawling agricultural beauty that is Sonoma County is also a haven for wine and food

NEXT GEN MENDO: A next wave of vintners, some of them second or third generation, are raising the bar in Mendocino County

SUMMER SOIRÉES IN WINE COUNTRY: How to throw three different kinds of summer parities through the eyes of three California wine families

A GUIDE TO SUMMER RHONES: From Grenache Blanc to Viognier, there’s a lot to like about Rhone-inspired white wines

SPRING TASTING IN CARNEROS: Patz & Hall is among the newest places to sit down and enjoy wine tasting in Carneros

WINE DREAMS 101: Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute is making dreams come true for those interested in a career in wine

WORLD OF WHISKEY: Charbay Distillery and Winery among the local distillers making fine whiskey

WINERIES TO WATCH: From Idlewild Wines to Devoto Cider, exciting new projects are popping up all over Sonoma County

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT: Three up and coming wine producers keep things moving in Sonoma County

CROWD PLEASER: Restaurant at Meadowood Chef Christopher Kostow on how he plans to feed 500-some Napa Valley Auction guests

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: The success of Napa’s Oxbow Public Market

OH, THE PLACES YOU CAN GO!: From Tahoe to the Marin Coast, where to find adventure amid gourmet pleasure

FROM FARM TO FRIDGE: A new service called Good Eggs sources from plenty of Sonoma County purveyors to bring the good stuff to people all over the Bay Area

HARD CIDER SOARS: Devoto Gardens and Orchards is among the leaders in bringing artisanal hard apple cider production back to Sonoma County