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Wine Country Checklist: 7 Things To Do In Napa Valley

Dreamy sceneries of rolling hills, beautiful varietal fields, luxury vacations homes, quaint eateries, and aromatic wine tasting rooms—Napa Valley has it all. The wine country region is a favorite vacation destination for Californian tourists, recorded to have played host to over 3 million visitors in each of the past few years. You will not [...]

By | 2017-10-13T20:34:18+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition—3 Award-Winning Wineries for Sauvignon Blanc

As the long days and warm afternoons continue through summer into early fall, a drive through the Sonoma Wine Country promises an easygoing pace amid the beautiful vineyards of Dry Creek and Alexander valleys. There couldn’t be a better time for leisurely wine tasting, and how better to cool down than with Sauvignon Blanc. [...]

By | 2017-09-18T20:23:43+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition—3 Award-Winning Wineries for Sauvignon Blanc

3 Organic and Biodynamic Wineries in Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley sustainable farming — good for the environment and the grapes!

A little luck and a lot of art go into winemaking. Myriad factors affect the final product, from climate and weather conditions to pruning and cultivation of the vines, not to mention what’s involved after the grapes are harvested. With so many variables, hats off to those wineries that eschew modern farming practices, which [...]

By | 2017-08-27T21:39:25+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Organic and Biodynamic Wineries in Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley sustainable farming — good for the environment and the grapes!

3 Wine Country Michelin-Starred Restaurants —nearby fine dining adds to your vacation experience

Earning a Michelin rating would make any chef or restaurant owner’s day — or year.  This reputable French guidebook company awards one, two or three stars each year to the most deserving restaurants around the world. The prestigious award is reserved for the those who have mastered quality, technique and consistency. Although there are hundreds [...]

By | 2017-08-11T14:07:39+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Wine Country Michelin-Starred Restaurants —nearby fine dining adds to your vacation experience

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