Tag: Wine Country

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Top Reasons for a Winter Trip to Wine Country

A winter trip to Wine Country is the perfect cure for those post-holiday blues, and here are the top reasons you should plan your visit today! Far From the Maddening Crowd Tired of mobbed venues and too many people to...

/ January 11, 2022
Car Hop Wine Shop web page

Reconnect to Wine Country

Ready to reconnect to Wine Country? Is your wine supply a bit depleted after weeks of sheltering in place, aka SIP? I’ve found my wine cellar is missing many of my favorites after the holidays, and now weeks of SIPping...

/ May 5, 2020
Grenache bottles on a fence with flowers in the background

Grenache: Varietal of the Month

Grenache or Granacha as it’s known in Spain, is a medium bodied red wine with moderate acidity, and bright red fruit and strawberry flavors. The tannin structure can range from light and smooth to more pronounced and firm depending on...

/ March 24, 2020
Panoramic view of Lake Sonoma in Northern California.

Perfect Day – Josie Gay

Healdsburg local Joise Gay knows where to go and what to do in Sonoma County and we are lucky to have her share her top selections for a Perfect Day in Wine Country. One of my favorite weekend brunch spots...

/ March 21, 2020
a panoramic view of the Links at Bodega Harbour

Perfect Day – Demian Reddy

Demian Reddy, PGA of Wine Country Golf Group, gives us his Perfect Day along the Wine Road. First up – Breakfast. Willow Wood Market Café in Graton is a favorite, Demian loves taking an early morning drive out to West...

/ March 21, 2020
fence lined path through the towering redwood trees at Armstrong Woods

Perfect Day – Harry H Wetzel, IV

Harry Wetzel, IV is Head of Operations and Family Partner with Alexander Valley Vineyards. These are his favorite spots for a A Perfect Day Out with the Family. First thing, we go to Parish Café in Healdsburg for breakfast and...

/ March 20, 2020
ACORN Winery owners Bill & Betsy Nachbaur stop by to say hello at a family of picnickers visiting their winery.

Family Friendly Wine Tasting Adventures

When parents with young kids and dogs search for family friendly wine tasting adventures, they can come up short. To lend a hand with the search, here are some of the family friendly wine tasting locations along the Wine Road,...

/ March 2, 2020
Hot air balloon landing, surrounded by vineyards.

Sharing Your Perfect Day

We all dream of a perfect day. Taking time off, away from the routine of our daily lives. Doing exactly what we love to do. Planning that day can be challenging if you are going to a new area or...

/ October 1, 2019
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
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Innkeepers Along the Wine Road – Top 5

Lodging Members’ Favorites Here are five questions about things these innkeepers / concierge like to do when they aren’t assisting you or preparing for your visit to Sonoma County. Tegan Wilson – Hotel Healdsburg – chief concierge Jenny Lamarre – Fern...

/ January 1, 2018