Sonoma Coastal Beaches — A Refreshing Escape

Everyone knows Sonoma Wine Country for its rolling hills lined with grapevines and fertile valleys. But don’t forget the coast! More than 55 miles of spectacular shoreline form the western border of Sonoma County. If you want to take a break from the inland heat and experience unparalleled beauty, head out River Road (off [...]

By | 2017-07-23T21:27:10+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Educational|Comments Off on Sonoma Coastal Beaches — A Refreshing Escape

Healdsburg Farmers’ Market — better than ever!

Sonoma Wine Country is known around the world, but the rich agricultural heritage of Sonoma County isn’t only about grapevines. It’s no coincidence this fertile valley is a gourmet’s dream. Scores of Bay Area residents, including restaurant owners, come here to shop the best ingredients for their menus — and where better to find [...]

By | 2017-07-12T21:53:52+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Educational|Comments Off on Healdsburg Farmers’ Market — better than ever!

Single Thread — New Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Healdsburg

  Single Thread — New Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Healdsburg Don’t know whether you’ve been in Healdsburg Wine Country lately, but the buzz in town is all about Single Thread Restaurant— a whole new approach to fine dining. I haven’t been there yet, but it is definitely on my 2017 must-do list. It just opened [...]

By | 2017-07-12T21:54:43+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Educational|Comments Off on Single Thread — New Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Healdsburg

St. Helena—It’s All About the Experience

Charming, intimate, upscale—the village of St. Helena offers you everything you want for a Wine Country getaway. Situated in the heart of Napa Valley between Calistoga and Yountville, it’s only about an hour’s drive north of San Francisco. This quaint community of about 6,000 residents has always been an agricultural hub. Over the years [...]

By | 2017-07-21T11:24:01+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Educational|Comments Off on St. Helena—It’s All About the Experience

Shape and Size Matter—When It Comes to Wine Bottles

Wine bottles come in many shapes and sizes. When you’re at the wine shop looking for a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, naturally you scan the shelves to find the clear bottles of white wine. What you might not realize is that you are also looking for a certain type of bottle. Each wine varietal [...]

By | 2017-07-12T21:56:35+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Educational, Wine Country, Wine Country Travel, Wine Country Vacation Rentals|Comments Off on Shape and Size Matter—When It Comes to Wine Bottles

Vacation Home Rental or Hotel—Which Is Better for You?

Vacations used to be simpler. You decided where you wanted to go, saved up your money, and reserved a hotel room. There weren’t vacation packages and bargain offers to sort through. You didn’t have much choice about where to stay, so long as your bank account was flush. Your budget was set by your [...]

By | 2017-07-12T21:57:50+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Educational, Healdsburg, CA, Napa Vacations, Sonama Vacations, vacation rental, Wine Country, Wine Country Vacation Rentals|Comments Off on Vacation Home Rental or Hotel—Which Is Better for You?

A Bright Idea for a Winter Day

You’ve spent a couple days tasting fabulous food and wine, feeding on the beautiful winter landscape, and experiencing the relaxed pace of the Wine Country. Life is good. Believe it or not, there is even more pleasure waiting for you nearby. If you want to see another side of Healdsburg, Calistoga, and in between, [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:07:12+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Calistoga, Educational, Healdsburg, CA, Wine Country, Wine Country Travel, Wine Country Vacation Rentals|Comments Off on A Bright Idea for a Winter Day

Warm Up to Hard Cider This Winter

We’re used to recognizing local wines and beers on the menu at our favorite restaurant. A few years ago another option began appearing—hard cider. A revival had begun. Nearby Sebastopol has a long history as an apple-farming community. The area is known for the Gravenstein, a tart apple widely used for cooking and sauce. [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:10:13+00:00 January 16th, 2017|cider tasting, Educational, Healdsburg, CA, Wine Country|Comments Off on Warm Up to Hard Cider This Winter

A Brief History of Healdsburg

Centrally situated among the Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander valleys, Healdsburg has made a name for itself as the heart of Northern California’s world-class wine region. Our charming town hasn’t always been about wine though. Healdsburg’s namesake, Harmon Heald, made his way to the area for the same reason so many people did — gold. [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:11:29+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Educational, Healdsburg, CA, Wine Country|Comments Off on A Brief History of Healdsburg