This blog, “Moxie Lady” is about food, wine, craft beer, travel, and general lifestyle. I am a culinary traveler & photographer and post reviews of restaurants of all kinds, breweries, and share small, unique business with the rest of the world through social media channels.

I have recently fell in love with cooking in a healthy way- using this blog as a means to show others that eating healthy can also mean eating delicious. I take whole, healthy ingredients and create meals the entire family can enjoy. I use methods that my chef husband teaches me to turn favorite dishes into low carb/whole30 recipes. This healthy lifestyle is a part of my goals for 2016 to lose weight. Read along, join me on this journey, and try my recipes too! I hope you will find them helpful!!

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Experience Russian River Valley


JUNE 24-26th


Sign up for the the Russian River Valley Experience: dinner at Sonoma-Cutrer Winery paired with local wines made by stellar winemakers from Sonoma County. These dinner wine were hand selected by sommeliers and paired with dishes made from five local chefs. You get to participate and act like a sommelier yourself, vote and decide who picked the best wines and the winner will be announced at the end.


Steve Litke of Farmhouse Inn
Crista Luedtke of Boon Eat + Drink
Duskie Estes of Zazu Kitchen & Farm
Mark Stark of the Stark Reality Restaurants
Christian Sullberg of Mustache Bakery and Noble Folk Ice Cream and Pie Bar


Enjoy wines from local wineries…
Benovia Winery
Bucher Wines
Davis Bynum
J Vineyards
Matrix Winery
Merriam Vineyards
Square Peg Winery
Trione Vineyards & Winery
Y. Rousseau


Dinner tickets are $195 per person! Buy them here.


After enjoying a satisfying meal, rest up for an exciting weekend filled with fun, wine, food, and entertainment! From 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, you can visit five neighborhood hubs where six or more wineries will come together to share their wines, food pairings, education, and entertainment.

Buy your weekend experience tickets for only $65 per person and visit many amazing wineries while taking in the Russian River Valley views!


  • Middle Reach HubMatrix Winery. Wineries attending: Bucher Wines, Davis Bynum, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, Matrix Winery , Merriam Vineyards, Moshin Vineyards.
  • Santa Rosa Plain HubDeLoach Vineyards. Wineries attending: Benovia, DeLoach Vineyards, La Crema, Medlock Ames, Parmeson Wines, St. Rose Winery, Trione Vineyards & Winery, Y. Rousseau.
  • Laguna Ridge HubMartin Ray Winery. Wineries attending: The Calling Wines, Davis Family Vineyards, J Vineyards, Joseph Swan, Kobler, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Ramey.
  • Green Valley HubDutton Estate Winery. Wineries attending: Camlow Cellars, Chenoweth Wines, Dutton Estate, Dutton-Goldfield, Iron Horse, Russian River Vineyards, Scherrer.
  • Sebastopol Hills HubBalletto Vineyard House. Wineries attending: Alquimista, Balletto Vineyards, Ektimo Vineyards, MacPhail Family Wines, Square Peg Cellars.

For $25 more per person you can jump on the shuttle and be safely driven to your destinations.


There are so many wonderful venues to stay at in wine country, it all depends on what you’d like to experience:

PAMPERED: Hotel Healdsburg, Fountain Grove Inn, and The Vintners Inn.

ROMANTIC: Camellia Inn, Hayden Street Inn, The Radford Inn and Farmhouse Inn.

** The Hayden Street Inn is one of my very favorites for the setting, the owners/hosts, and the incredible food they feed you!

BUDGET: Best Western Garden Inn, Hilton Wine Country, Hotel La Rose, and Travel Lodge Healdsburg.

Don’t miss out on this exciting new experience in the beautiful Russian River Valley! 

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