Inn at Occidental

Finding the Perfect Place to Stay

Finding the perfect place to stay when traveling can be daunting and time consuming. But, not if you turn to the Wine Road website and concierge service. These tools make it easy to find the perfect lodging that fits your...

/ December 4, 2018
Pumpkins amid the mums

Pumpkin Spice Season

This time of year, pumpkin spice season is promoted by every online and brick & mortar retailer, so I decided to offer you a taste of pumpkin spice season along the Wine Road.   Colorful Countryside Traveling along the Wine...

/ October 30, 2018
Wine & Food Affair 2018 along the Wine Road

20th Annual Wine & Food Affair

The Wine Road’s 20th annual Wine & Food Affair satisfies our desire for delicious wines paired with savory bites, all compressed into two glorious autumn days along the Wine Road. This being the 20th annual, the wineries have outdone themselves...

/ October 2, 2018

Harvest Tasting Experiences & More

Wine Road harvest tasting experiences can include more than just sipping wine. With harvest upon us, wineries are offering an array of experiences. How about going behind the scenes on a cellar tour to see the action of harvest first...

/ September 4, 2018
Fall vineyard image along the Wine Road

What Does That Mean? Defining Grape Growing Terms

Ever read a winery website, blog, wine fact sheet or social media post and think, “what does that mean?” This might be especially true when grape growing terms are used. Any industry’s terminology or jargon can be confusing, and may...

/ August 7, 2018
Perfect sunset along Sonoma County's coast.

Embrace Vacation!

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to embrace vacation! Although taking a summer vacation should be natural, the U.S. workforce is increasingly leaving vacation days on the books, lots of days. Even though we earn our vacation...

/ July 3, 2018

The List for Dog Visitors Along the Wine Road

WINERIES ACORN: is dog friendly…we have two dog dishes, and love to have dogs visit, with their humans. Dog Trekker has listed us a Dog Friendly, for years. In the summer, dogs seem to love cooling off on the concrete floor, in the...

/ June 6, 2018

Paws 4 Wine

Paws 4 Wine may invoke visions of pooches sipping Pinot, or you taking time to cuddle with furry family members while enjoying your favorite Rosé. Those are appealing possibilities, but neither describes this only-along-the-Wine-Road event. On Saturday, June 23, the...

/ June 5, 2018

Get Outside – Experience Sonoma County Along the Wine Road

Along the Wine Road we are excited to get back outside and in the vineyards. We love to get our boots dirty and fill our lungs with fresh air. Here are some of the ways you can get in the...

/ May 3, 2018

We Speak Rhône – Part 2

Did you know we speak Rhône along the Wine Road? We say things like, “Would you like to try our Marsanne or Viognier? Or, maybe you’re a red wine fan and would prefer Counoise or Grenache?” In the last blog,...

/ April 24, 2018