He's been called a rising star, a rock star of the Livermore Valley wine scene. He's a young gun for sure -- in his late twenties -- a completely self-taught winemaker. Meet Collin Cranor of Nottingham Cellars.
The first time I heard of a winery offering a yoga class was in 2008, at Periscope Cellars in Emeryville, CA. This was actually a yoga class where you sipped wine as you held various poses. Now, it seems that no matter where you are, you're not far from a yoga class at a winery.
In Northern California wine country, Napa Valley and Sonoma County get all the attention. Another wine region I love is Livermore Valley, an easy drive from San Jose and Silicon Valley, and 35 miles east of San Francisco.