All Posts Tagged With "Experiences"

Sonoma Barrel Tasting 2019 — enjoy a wine tasting adventure!

Barrels of wine
Don’t miss Wine Road’s 2019 Barrel Tasting event in Sonoma County. This is your chance to sample wines from the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys. But this isn’t like your typical wine tasting experience. Barrel tasting happens only once a year Each spring, the grapes that were harvested the prior year, usually late summer through fall, are ready for sampling. Winemakers regularly taste test their barrels during the …

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Wine Country Farm-to-Table Dining — fresh, flavorful, friendly

Farm-to-Table Dining
What is farm-to-table dining? Farm-to-table dining is a food movement that emphasizes the connection between restaurants and local farmers. It’s about fresh ingredients and amazing flavors. This relatively new trend toward fresher ingredients has taken off only within the past 15 years. But think back to Berkeley in the early 1970s, and you may recall the opening of one of the first farm-to-table restaurants, Chez Panisse. Why does farm-to-table matter? …

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The Key to Happiness? Experiences, Not Things.

The Key To Happiness: Experiences, Not Things
Happiness comes from experience. I don’t mean it’s something you must learn over time — it’s something you do. We all want to feel good, and often we pursue the bright, shiny object in search of happiness. Our culture gives us the message that more money buys more happiness. Buy a bigger, better TV with surround sound, upgrade to the latest must- have tech toy, bring home a new car. …

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Planning an Impromptu Honeymoon

Planning An Impromptu Honeymoon
Too often couples have a hard time finding a quiet moment together. Busy work schedules, family commitments, and active social calendars make it tough to share down time with the one you love. What do you do when you can’t find some extra quality time to spend with the love of your life? You plan an impromptu romantic honeymoon, smuggle away your spouse, and let happiness take its course. And …

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5 Fun Outdoor Adventures — Beyond Tasting Wine

Outdoor Wine Country Adventures
It’s pretty obvious that the Sonoma Wine Country is known for … well … for wine. This is home to award-winning wines of world renown. And a day of wine tasting in the beautiful valleys surrounded by rolling hills — hey, it doesn’t get much better than that. But if you aren’t keen on sipping the grape, consider these fun outdoor adventures in Wine Country. Canoe down the Russian River …

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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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A Bright Idea for a Winter Day

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. Winter in wine country 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, visit one of our local museums. It’s a different way to enjoy …

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Art Trails — A Local Adventure

Art Trails - A Local Adventure
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 for a “private” viewing of their work. Painting, ceramics, jewelry, mosaic, art glass, fiber arts — you will find art of every discipline. It’s fascinating to chat with the different artists, …

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