Barbara Barrielle

Member Since:
May 2015

Long-time publicist who began writing four years ago with a specialty in food, wine, travel and entertainment. Also produce video and film and have rapidly expanding outlets for my wine and travel writing. Produced feature film "Veracruz" in 2016 for release in early 2017. Have two documentaries in production, including one with wine angle called "Crush." Have worked in wine business for years and own small vineyard in Sonoma County. Love to cook and bake and trying foods from around the world. Extensive travel through all continents, especially as single mother traveling with daughter, has been formative for me and made my daughter the incredibly savvy high school senior she is today. 

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Published Articles (32)

Aix-en-Provence, French City of Fountains

Returning to Aix-en-Provence after twenty years away, Barrielle immerses herself in the language, food, culture and fountains on Aix.

Celebrating 90 Years of Love and Wine at Pedroncelli Winery

At ninety years old, Pedroncelli Winery is the historical foundation of the famed Dry Creek Valley. Julie (Pedroncelli) and Ed St. John have lived and loved their wine story for […]

Carmel is for Lovers…and Their Dogs

Carmel-by-the-Sea is perfect for wie and food lovers…and the best part is the dog-friendly beach!

Hahn Winery in the Santa Lucia Highlands and Their Fabulous Pinots Noirs

A bagpipe-playing winemaker, hilltop vineyards and some serious fog make for memorable Pinot Noirs and other varietals.

Winemaker Benjamin Mei Returns to his Roots in the South of France

Longtime Chiliean winemaker rediscovers his true love, wines form his home in Provence.

Cruising Through the Life of a Digital Nomad

Taking a transatlantic Nomad Cruise introduced me to the world of the digital nomad, adventurers who travel and work while experiencing the world.

Eat and Drink Like a Local in New Orleans

New Orleans is like no other city! Resilient and unique, locals and visitors alike dine, drink and party your way through the French Quarter and the rest of the city. […]

Perfect Pairing from Pasture to Plate

Shannon Ranch Family of Wines and Oso Libre Winery raise livestock and produce fine wines…and sometime they go together!

The Playground of the Rich – Off Season in the Hamptons

Crowded and expensive during the summer, true Hamptons lovers visit in the off season for fun, frolic, snow and amazing food.

Have a Royal Time at The King and Prince

The King and Prince Hotel on St. Simons Island on Coastal Georgia sits majestically on miles of beach.

The Hamptons – Even Better in the Winter

The Hamptons are a hotbed of celebrity and wealth in the summer…but true connoisseurs know the off season is the time to experience wineries, food and culture.

Oakland Urban Wine Trail

Oakland is one of the most exciting wine and food destinations in the US right now…the Urban wine trail brings the vineyards to the city.

Ampelos Makes Wine for the Golden Globes

The Secret Room Events commissioned a wine from Ampelos for their celebrity guests…and gifts from Santa Barbara and others were lavished on these lucky celebs.

Pin the Map Project Dispatch – Greece Still Proud and Delicious

Greece still amazes in the time of it’s worst financial crisis.

Luxury and Wilderness Along California’s Route 395

Exploration of the little known but spectacular California Route 395 which encompasses the mountain resorts of South Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes as well as the dramatic Death Valley.

Wine Club Members Enjoy More Than Just Wine at Holman Ranch

Historic Holman Ranch used to welcome celebrities to its Carmel Valley Ranch (Charlie Chaplin kept a room there) but now wine club members are the stars.

Carmel is for Romantics….and their dogs.

Carmel-by-the-sea is a charming hamlet featuring amazing wines, cozy inns and spectacular restaurants…all welcoming our furry friends.

Named After A Led Zepplin Song, Not A Book….Wines to Rebel With…

Charming Wrath wines span the gamut from their ranch-grown Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir to the finest single vineyards in Santa Lucia Highlands…even some exotic Italian varietals rarely found…

Greece Still a Mecca of Food and Wine…Even in Uncertain Times

A tourist visiting Greece does not expect to be there during a major European crisis that may mean an exit from the EU…but Greece continues to impress!

Three Days…and the Cocktails of New Orleans

Three Days is just a teaser in The Big Easy but still plenty of time to eat and drink well!

A Winemaker Who Serenades his Wines with Bagpipes at Hahn in the SLH

One of the early founders of the Santa Lucia Highlands and instrumental in getting the AVA recognized, Hahn continues to excel at all levels, especially the Lucienne Single Vineyard Pinot […]

Greece…on the Edge of Uncertainty

Overview of visiting Greece in the week of its batle to preserve the country’s fate with the European Union…still fabulous food and spectacular wines.

Dolin Family and the Wines of Malibu AVA

The latest AVA is Malibu and one of the growers and winemakers there is Dolin Family Wines with their seaside Chardonnay.

Three Days and Three Cocktails in New Orleans

A guide to a quick trip to The Big Easy and the cocktails that call New Orleans home!

Crawford Family Wines…Beautiful Wines From a Beautiful Family

Kita Wines of Santa Barbara and the Chumash Tribe

The tribe bought the Camp 4 Vineyards and brought in one of their own as winemaker…and Tara is making some incredible wines in a spectacular location.

The Greeks are Coming…and They’re Bringing Wine

The Wines of Naoussa come to Los Angeles showcasing Xinomavro

The Raising of Artisan Uprising

Two brothers, David and Billy Vondrasek, set out to make the wines they love…and it’s a family affair of Bohemian art, music and amazingness…in the glass!

Limoneira, a Ventura County Treasure of Everything Lemon, including Cocktails!

An exploration of one of the largest citrus growers in the world and how they have managed the expansion of both growing and manufacturing new products…tourism, too! And a cocktail […]

The Way to Visit Jordan Winery as a VIP

Jordan Chardonnay and Cabernet and standard bearers and a visit to the Alexander Valley Estate is a visit like no other.

Wine Bars in the SFV

An overview of the best wine bars in the Valley.

Farm to Glass

Spirits that are made in California from the fruits and vegetables grown here.