Meet Carrie Brown
Like a real-life Green Acres, diehard New Yorker Carrie Brown was uprooted from the West Village by her husband and relocated to Wine Country. That's where they stumbled on the dilapidated general store and set out to recreate it as a cool-but-low-key specialty store, selling local goods and produce, and serving some of the most mouth-watering chili you'll find in the entire region.
The Rushin' River
Like anything growing, a vineyard needs a good water source. California wine country's got just that in the Russian River, the second largest river in the region. It not only keeps the Valley nice and hydrated, but it's home to White Sturgeon, Steelhead, Chinook and Coho salmon…all fish that just happen to pair really nicely with Dreaming Tree wines.
A trip through wine country wouldn't really be complete if you didn't stop and cast a line in the Russian River. After all, when you're making wine that's meant to go great with food, you're going to want some dinner to go with it. Of course, it helps if you can actually catch something.
Heart and Soil
The vineyards of Alexander Valley are known for having a pretty unique geography, and a lot of rich volcanic soil. There's been a lot of upheaval in these parts, dating back thousands of years, and that's pretty much just Nature conspiring to create ideal conditions for the folks that grow and make wine here today. Thousands of years—now that's a pretty good vintage.
Tino - A Classic Vintage
There are some characters that just won't quit, and that's a pretty good description of Tino. It's like retirement for him is some kind of dirty word. His face reads like a roadmap of the wine country showing both the years, and the mileage, but the real story's somewhere behind those bright, lively eyes.