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Passionate About Pinot — you gotta love Sonoma County’s Pinot Noir

Passionate About Pinot
What is it about Pinot that makes it so popular? Even those of us who are white wine devotees will welcome a glass of the alluring red. People are passionate about their Pinot. It’s French, of course Pinot Noir — “black pine” in French — hales from the Burgundy region of France, where it’s aptly named Burgundy. These Pinots are considered the top of the line for this varietal. The …

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Girlfriends’ Weekend in Healdsburg

Girlfriend's Weekend in Healdsburg
If you’re feeling the need for some “away” time, there’s no better escape than to gather two or three of your BFFs and head to wine country to enjoy a Healdsburg vacation rental. Leave everyday responsibilities behind. Spend a couple days feeding your soul. Make this a weekend of things you love giving your time to — deepening friendships, making memories, connecting — and of course, eating, drinking, and shopping …

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Wine Country – a foodie’s paradise

Wine country is a foodie's paradise.
Wine Country — a foodie’s paradise Did you know that foodies are everywhere? A foodie is a crossbreed. You can be a jock, an artist, or a go-getter and, at the same time, appreciate good food and drink. Almost everyone likes to sample and compare culinary experiences. In fact, that’s exactly what entices so many to visit Sonoma and Napa Wine Country. Culinary tourism is defined as the pursuit of …

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5 Great Hikes in Sonoma

5 Great Hikes In Sonoma/Napa Wine Country
Endless vistas of rolling hills, vineyards, redwoods, and oak-studded grassland soothe your soul. Fresh air enlivens you. While deer graze quietly and jack rabbits nibble nearby, a sense of calm overtakes you. You gladly surrender to the magnificent beauty of Wine Country backlands. If you’ve been enjoying a few days of wine tasting, you’ve discovered how many great wineries are tucked throughout the countryside around Healdsburg, Calistoga, and the Pacific …

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3 Organic Wineries in Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley

Organic Wineries
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. With so many variables, hats off to those organic wineries that eschew modern farming practices, which include pesticides and chemicals, for a back-to-basics approach to agriculture. Sonoma County’s biodynamic and organic wineries Not surprisingly, Sonoma County wineries are at the forefront …

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3 Wine Country 2017 Michelin-Starred Restaurants — nearby fine dining adds to your vacation experience

Michelin-Starred Restaurants
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 those who have mastered quality, technique, and consistency. Although there are hundreds of fabulous restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, the 2017 Michelin ratings include only six …

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Healdsburg Farmer’s Market — better than ever!

Healdsburg Farmers Market
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 the freshest, local bounty than the Healdsburg Farmer’s Market? About the farmer’s market The market features a …

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19th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
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 taken part in this local tradition, your opportunity is coming up soon! Get to know …

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Single Thread — New Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Healdsburg

Single Thread - Eleven-course tasting experience.
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 farm-to-table restaurants. I haven’t been there yet, but it is definitely on my 2017 must-do list. It’s a farm-to-table sensory experience It just opened at the end of 2016 after a lot of fanfare about how great it was going to be. It seems …

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