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

Art Trails — A Local Adventure

Saturday and Sunday October 8 & 9 and October 15 & 16 10am – 5pm Heading out on Sonoma County Art Trails is a great way to soak up the beauty of Sonoma County Wine Country. Sponsored by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Art Trails takes you into the studios of local artists [...]

By | 2017-08-10T14:42:31+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Educational|Comments Off on Art Trails — A Local Adventure

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

Wine Smarts

Tasting notes, reviews, price comparisons—which wine is the best? I’ve been searching for THE ultimate wine app for my phone, the one that will give me all the info I want with just a few swipes of my thumb. Take a short web browse and you’ll see that it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the [...]

By | 2017-08-11T14:12:13+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Educational, wine tasting|Comments Off on Wine Smarts

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