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

Wine Country Harvest

  Sonoma County’s grape harvest is right around the corner and should be in full swing in the next 45 days. Harvest usually begins in August, with light-skinned grapes such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc ripening first, and often continues into October, with grapes like Cabernet and Syrah ripening up last. This is a busy [...]

By | 2017-08-11T14:11:14+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Healdsburg, CA, Special Events|Comments Off on Wine Country Harvest