Down-home, relaxed and quick-to-laugh Vallerie Cohn, the daughter of Bruce (BR) Cohn, the Doobie Brother’s long-time manager, recently invited me to her childhood home in Kenwood for a wine and cheese tasting. In the ’70′s, Bruce decided to learn winemaking and ended up raising his family in this little Sonoma County town. Today, the house is where guests go to taste at BR Cohn Winery.
The winery is flush with memorabilia and Doobie culture. Fans of Steely Dan or the Doobies should definitely opt for a seated tasting/tour. It’s like storytelling hour with adult beverages. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
(Vallerie modeled for an industry event that my sister and I produced with Wine and Hospitality Network.)