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

Walking Trails Around Healdsburg

Healdsburg is the place to taste world-class wines, enjoy locally sourced gourmet food, browse antique and art galleries, and sample the good life! The good news is that you can indulge and feel fit at the same time. Take a look at these opportunities for nearby walking and hiking – your Healdsburg getaway just [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:12:45+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Educational, Vacation destinations, Wine Country|Comments Off on Walking Trails Around Healdsburg

Plan Now for Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting 2017

Tasting wine from Healdsburg-area vineyards makes for an enjoyable adventure any time of year, but in spring things really liven up. If you’ve never experienced wine straight from the barrel, Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. This hugely popular event extends for two weekends in March and includes [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:14:02+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Special Events, Vacation destinations, Wine Country|Comments Off on Plan Now for Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting 2017

Check Out Fall Events in Healdsburg

Don’t miss the beautiful colors, tastes and atmosphere of the Healdsburg Wine Country this fall. Plan a carefree, cut-loose weekend. Bring your friends, check out wine events and jumpstart your holiday shopping!   Wine and Food Affair Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 11:00 – 4:00 Participating wineries in Alexander, Dry Creek and [...]

By | 2017-07-12T22:16:15+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Holidays, Vacation destinations, Wine Country|Comments Off on Check Out Fall Events in Healdsburg

Dinner for Two in Healdsburg—Mike’s Top 3 Romantic Restaurants

Scopa Hands down, this is my favorite spot in town for atmosphere and knockout Italian food. It’s very small and intimate, yet the bistro atmosphere is lively and electric. It’s right downtown on the plaza and always packed, but the food and ambience transport you into your own private world. Try the Tomasso's Suga [...]

By | 2017-08-10T14:43:06+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Sonoma County restaurants, Special Events, Uncategorized, Vacation destinations, Wine Country|Comments Off on Dinner for Two in Healdsburg—Mike’s Top 3 Romantic Restaurants