Lisa Mattson

Born and raised in rural Kansas, Lisa Mattson fell in love with wine during college in South Florida and worked for a wine magazine before moving to Northern California. She spent almost a decade working as a writer, marketing director and photographer/videographer for Jordan Winery and now serves as a hospitality design and marketing consultant for several wineries, including Jordan. She also designs succulent gardens under the name Sonoma Succulents. When she’s not eating and sipping her way through Sonoma County in the summer and Baja California Sur in the winter, she travels the world with her husband in search of new succulents, ethnic foods, snorkeling spots and tiki bars.
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Tips and Tricks for How to Read a Wine List

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A Toast To Giving Back: Wine Companies That Donate to Charity

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The Ultimate Wine Tasting Electric Car Road Trip Through Northern Sonoma County

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Best Wineries with a View Near Healdsburg

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Finding the Best Lunch in Healdsburg

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Visit the Best Wineries in Healdsburg

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Why You Should Be Sharing Big Bottles for the Big Moments in Life

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Best Winery Gardens in Healdsburg with Sensory Adventures

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A 2023 Sonoma County Events Calendar to Sip and Savor

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Get Fired Up: Best Cooking Classes in Healdsburg, Sonoma and Napa

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Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers Besides Wine

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Festive Winery Harvest Events to Celebrate Grape Crush Season

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Four Unexpected Wine and Caviar Pairings That Work

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2022 Sonoma Winery Dinner Events

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Wines with Low Alcohol in Napa and Sonoma: The 2021 Winery Map

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Wine Pairing with BBQ and Grilled Foods

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Sonoma County Summer 2021: Top 10 Things to Do

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Healdsburg Restaurant Trends That Aren’t Going Away

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Sonoma Wineries Offering Unique Virtual Wine Tastings This Winter

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Best Summer Cocktails to Sip at Healdsburg Restaurants and Bars

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Top Sonoma Winery Picnic Experiences

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Things to Do in Healdsburg: Restaurants, Wineries plus Lodging

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Uncover a Unique Wine Tasting Experience in Sonoma

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Delicious Healdsburg Restaurant Appetizers You Must Taste

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How to Use an Ah So Wine Opener

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Star Wars Halloween Costume Ideas Photos

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The Best Cheese Platter Ideas for Wine Lovers

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Top 10 Halloween Party Cocktail Recipes

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Sonoma Wineries Featuring Wine and Charcuterie Tastings

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Five Healdsburg Wineries with Charcuterie and Wine Pairings

Jordan Winery Buckwheat Blinis with Chef's reserve Caviar and Champagne

Napa and Sonoma Sparkling Wine Tastings with Food

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The Best Wine Clubs Aren’t Clubs: Wineries with Loyalty Program Rewards

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Airplane Wine: How to Choose the Best Wine in the Sky

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Napa and Sonoma Honey: Wineries that Also Make the Fruit of the Hive

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Eight Sonoma Valley Wineries with Fantastic Cheese Pairings

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Top Dry Creek Wineries for Wine and Cheese Pairings

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Spend the Day Cheese Tasting at These Six Alexander Valley Wineries

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Best Napa Valley Wine & Cheese Tasting Experiences (Up Valley North)

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Top Napa Wineries with Wine & Cheese Tasting, Southern Napa Valley

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Top Cheese Tasting Experiences at Russian River Wineries

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Cheese and Wine Tasting at Sonoma Wineries – Top 30 Experiences Revealed

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Seek Out These New Alexander Valley Wineries & Tasting Rooms

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Beginners’ Foraging Guide: Four Foraging Tips from a Wine Country Chef

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Olives and Olive Oil Health Benefits & Fun Facts

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Sonoma Wineries That Serve (and Sell) Authentic French Champagne

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Six Sonoma Wineries That Make Extra Virgin Olive Oil To Rival Their Wines

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Top Craft Beers You Must Taste from Santa Rosa Breweries

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Eat, Drink, Play: 10 Things To Do in Sonoma County this Summer

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Five Favorite Ways to Spend an Afternoon in Sonoma Wine Country

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Five Tips for Aging a Cabernet Sauvignon to Perfection

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Things to Do in Sonoma County in Winter: Sonoma Travel Advice & Events

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The Healdsburg Cocktail Triangle — Three Bars You Must Visit in Northern Sonoma County

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Five Reasons Why Wineries Night Harvest Chardonnay Grapes

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Four Secrets to Making an Elegant Chardonnay

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Three Sonoma County Wineries Hosting Vineyard Hikes in Alexander Valley

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Top Five Healdsburg Food & Travel Stories in 2016

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What’s New in Healdsburg Wine, Food and Travel in 2015

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What Happens to Grapevines During Spring

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Jordan Winery’s Most Popular Dessert Recipes

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Video: How Wine Barrels Are Made

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Mindful Meats Farm Tour + The Queen of Beef

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What’s New in Healdsburg Food & Wine for 2014

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Wine Making Process Video: One Year at a Vineyard and Winery

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Winter in the Vineyards: What Happens When Grapevines Sleep

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True Grit at Jordan: Halloween Party Drink Recipes and Photos

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Gift Ideas for Cooks: Best Kitchen Knives for Home Cooks and Chefs

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Video: Night Harvesting Russian River Valley Chardonnay Grapes

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New Restaurants, Hotel, and Bars in Healdsburg and Geyserville to Visit in 2010