All Posts Tagged With "Healdsburg"

Mother’s Day Wine Country Weekend — better than brunch

Mothers Day Brunch in Wine Country
Still wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? If you want to make Mom feel special, there’s still time to plan a Mother’s Day wine country weekend. Get away from the people-packed city and experience the slower pace of Sonoma and Napa where springtime is in full bloom.  Mother’s Day in wine country This is the year to surprise the mother in your life with a wine country getaway. Chances …

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Cook Up Some Fun — Wine Country Cooking Classes

Cooking Class in Wine Country
Last month family members gathered from across the state to celebrate my mother’s 80thbirthday. We decided early on to rent a vacation homein Sonoma/Napa Wine Country. But what to do on her special day with a group of people aged 20 through 80 with interests as diverse as skydiving and crocheting? We landed on the idea of a cooking class. The epicurean adventure turned out to be ideal— a way to …

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Romantic Ideas — 3 free ways to show your love

Show love to your valentine with a Wine Country vacation.
You don’t have to let the calendar tell you when it’s time to express your feelings to the one you love. Valentine’s Day is a fine time to do something special, don’t get me wrong, but so is every other day of the year. Gestures that say “I love you,” when unexpected, may be even more meaningful. And you don’t have to spend a boatload of money. The value is …

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Cabernet Sauvignon – the perfect winter wine

Wine and a good book in front of the fire.
When it’s chilly outside, wine drinkers tend to gravitate toward reds. And Cabernet Sauvignon places first among winter wine. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy whites or some bubbly in winter, but red wine simply has more appeal this time of year. Why?   What is it about red wine in winter? Winter reds warm us up. They’re served at warmer temperatures, which brings out the fuller flavor of …

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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 Healdsburg wine country. 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 too! Go ahead and get …

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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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Warm Up to Hard Cider This Winter

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. Taking apples to a new level 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. Over time, trees were replaced with grapevines. We …

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A Brief History of Healdsburg

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. Why Healdsburg Healdsburg’s namesake, Harmon Heald, made his way to the area for the same reason so many people did — gold. During the California Gold Rush of 1849, people from across the country came to …

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Walking Trails Around Healdsburg

Walking trails around Healdsburg, California
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 got even better! Walking Trails Healdsburg You only need to go just beyond downtown to immerse …

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