All Posts Tagged With "Sonoma"

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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Winter Wineland

Winter Wineland
Celebrate the 27th Annual Winter WINEland with two glorious days along Wine Road in Northern Sonoma County. To begin with, taste current vintages grown in Sonoma County and even try a few verticals! Then, meet winemakers and taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines.  All participating wineries will highlight a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting for the weekend.  The ticket price includes a wine tasting at all of the …

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Don’t Miss This Gastronomical Adventure — plan now for Sonoma County’s restaurant week

Every year in early March, restaurants in Sonoma County invite you to join in a culinary experience, one you don’t want to miss. So mark your calendars and book your vacation home rental now for the 10th Annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week, March 2 — March 10, 2019. More than 120 eateries will be participating this year, from Petaluma to Geyserville. Savvy food lovers know to take advantage of this …

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Terroir and Fine Wine — romance, mystery, allure

Terrior and Fine Wine
You can’t get too far in Sonoma Wine Country or Napa Valley without hearing about a wine’s nose and legs. And, people in the know like to throw around the word terroir. The rest of us may avoid it, not knowing exactly what it means, or even how to pronounce it (say “tare war” like you have a mouth full of marbles). What is terroir, anyway? Well that, it turns …

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EcoTourism in Sonoma

Ecotourism in Sonoma
It’s no surprise that tourism is a huge global industry. People love to experience new surroundings, from basking on tropical beaches to exploring ancient ruins. There’s a new trend in travel — ecotourism — that appeals to those who want to submerge themselves in the natural environment. Ecotourism in Sonoma What is ecotourism? According to The Nature Conservancy, “Ecotourism is distinguished by its emphasis on conservation, education, traveler responsibility and active …

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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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Sonoma Coast Beaches

Sonoma Coastal Beaches
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. You don’t want to miss the Sonoma Coast beaches. If you want to take a break from the inland heat and experience unparalleled beauty, head out River Road (off Hwy 101 just south of Healdsburg) to …

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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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