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 [...]
Chances are you already know Healdsburg is the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. Wine tasting, five-star restaurants, arty boutiques — this little bit of paradise brings delight to locals and visitors alike. What you may not know, though, is that for music aficionados, the annual jazz festival puts Healdsburg on the map. If you’ve never [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Another great article on wine and food pairing for Valentine's day. Hope you enjoy it!!
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, [...]
These refreshing prosecco cocktails are perfect for marking the end of Dry January and the start of a responsibly boozy February.
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. [...]