The Wine Guy - Greg Walter


The Other Guys of the wine business

We really do have a very diverse wine industry here in the Sonoma Valley. There are the tasting rooms on and around the Plaza, the... Continue

Three great Glen Ellen tasting rooms

Being as focused as I am on the town of Sonoma proper in general — I live here, work here and for the most part play here —... Continue

Fire that grill, pull that cork

It’s the first June and by now, hopefully, you’ve uncovered, cleaned and fired up that wonderful extension of your kitchen we enjoy... Continue

Remembering Bob Sessions

Bob Sessions, winemaker emeritus at Hanzell Vineyards here in Sonoma, a true wine pioneer, and most importantly a wonderful friend,... Continue

Changes for a great friend, and my (almost) favorite Pinot event

My great friend and colleague Christopher Sawyer, who for nearly a decade was the wine director and sommelier at Carneros Bistro &... Continue

Interesting, refreshing wines for warmer weather

I am staring out my office window as I write this and the weather here in Sonoma is what whoever coined the phrase meant by “chamber... Continue

Sonoma: More Pinot critical mass than ever

Next month will be the beginning of my fifth year of writing this column in the Sun. That realization prompted me to look back at the... Continue

An easy guide to pairing wine and food

For a lot of reasons, pairing wine and food is one of the big “mysteries” about wine. Without getting cynical, the majority of... Continue

‘Conveniently hidden’ on the Plaza

“Conveniently hidden in the historic Sonoma Plaza…” I saw that phrase a week or so ago as part of someone’s email signature... Continue

Patz & Hall has a new Sonoma home

A winery that you probably didn’t even realize was a local Sonoma winery has now made its move to our valley complete with the opening... Continue