The Wine Country Online

Janette, Jack and K.T. enjoy a summer picnic at Fife Vineyards

Welcome to   The Wine Country Online and your guide to California food, wine and art.

Now in our fifth year of publishing, has grown from a fledgling quarterly online magazine into an ever-expanding portal to the life, style, and products of Northern California Wine Country. It is my hope that you enjoy your passage and support the farmers, vintners, authors, and artists who make our neighborhood one of the most hospitable places on the planet.


Jack Burton
709 Fitch St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Copyright © 1999-2005 by Jack Burton

While all rights to this publication are reserved, invites you to print a copy or two of any part or all of this magazine for your own personal enjoyment or to pass along to a friend.

All photos not otherwise credited are by Jack Burton., "The Wine Country Online" and Lucky Crow Digital Press are trademarks and service marks of Jack Burton.

Reprints and Advertising. If you are interested in using any of our stories, photos, recipes or interviews for re-publication, or to arrange ad placement, please contact the Editor for rates and details.

Submissions. Please submit events at least three months prior to the Editor. If you have image files to email, please send them separately to the Webmaster. Thanks!

Let's Talk Business!

We are entering our sixth year of providing a conversational and casual portal to the life and flavor of California's Wine Country. We have also arrived at a point where I believe the magazine needs to begin a search for a partner, business or nonprofit organization that would be able to capitalize on these good beginnings.

Interested parties should feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Jack Burton


I would like to thank all the people who have generously given their time and enthusiasm to this publication:

Feature Writing:

   Vanessa Barrington - Jimtown Store
   Barbara Bowman - Boss Dog Marketing
   Jack Burton
   Eric Cullen - Preston Vineyards
   Bibliana Goodrich - Livengood Tree Farm
   Mark Hanson
   Renee Kiff - Healdsburg Farmers Market
   Matyas E. Kreidler
   Penelope La Montagne
   Frédérique Lavoipierre - Garden Writer
   Sãndra Novia
   "Morris Pishpot"
   Bo Simons - Sonoma Co. Wine Library
   Ken Stanton


   Vanessa Barrington - Jimtown Store
   Barbara Bowman - Boss Dog Marketing
   Carrie Brown - Jimtown Store
   Jack Burton
   Penelope La Montagne
   John Mackie
   Mark Malicki - Iron Horse Vineyards
   Patrick Martin - Restaurant Charcuterie
   Sãndra Novia


   Penelope La Montagne
   Mark Sargent
   Doug Stout - Healdsburg Literary Laureate


   Carrie Brown - Jimtown Store
   Sãndra Novia
   Tyffani Peters - Jimtown Store


   Vanessa Barrington - Jimtown Store
   Barbara Bowman - Boss Dog Marketing
   Jack Burton
   Phil Greenspun -
   Jeffrey Kopp
   Nancy Norton
   Todd Reed
   Terry Rusinow


   Janette Burton
   M. Lavine
   Marsha Mello
   Levi Miller
   James Robertson - Yolla Bolly Press


   From our friends around the world


   Marci Murphy - Murphy Business Services

Production Assistance:

   Lynda Chenowith - Sonoma County Slow Food Convivium