Festivals & Events

Special events and family festivals fill the calendar year-round in the Sonoma Valley. From wine tasting events to music, art and food festivals, Sonoma County offers fun things to do for the whole family. Favorite events include the Sonoma Valley Olive Festival, Jazz on the River, Green Summer Music Festival and Russian River Wine Roads.

Let Me Make This Easy for you

Ok, so school has started or will start soon which means you might not have any time to drive up – one hour or so from the Bay Area – to do the wine tasting you thought you would do this summer (that’s fine, I know you had planned that trip to Europe). Let me

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SF to Napa Ragnar Relay – yes they did it!

Any of you ultra distance runners? How about running with a group of 12 over 100 miles in a relay? Them maybe you’ve heard of the Ragnar Relay Series. It’s a group run staged through out the US in various cities. Well, the San Francisco to Napa Ragnar Relay( https://www.ragnarrelay.com/events) was held just this last weekend and Global Adventures( an online tour

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McEvoy Ranch

  It was a bright, searing July Saturday afternoon when I joined ten other people for a walking tour of McEvoy Ranch. Nan McEvoy is related to the DeYoung of the DeYoung Museum in SF. She decide to buy acreage outside of Petaluma on the border of Marin and Sonoma County lines, here she planted

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend August 30 – September 1, 2013     Escape to the natural beauty and serenity of Sonoma County and celebrate one of America’s most intoxicating wine regions. Held over the Labor Day holiday, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is Sonoma County’s largest and most exciting wine and food event and the perfect

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Wine & Food Affair – Go!

For those of us who live in the wine country of Sonoma County, we know that the Napa and Sonoma Valleys have always had the lion’s share of the media spotlight. For those of you who don’t know better, Sonoma County just to the east, also has celebrated wine areas, small batch wineries, family owned

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About 7 years ago by Cindy at California Wine Travel  No Comments  

Art is the Spice of Life

I recently took a tour of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts with Linda Galletta, its Executive Director. Housed in a renovated warehouse at 6780 Depot Street in Sebastopol, just about a mile north of the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Linda was just finishing the installation of the Bibliophoria – Celebratte Books Arts exhibit which

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Ellis Creek – a new Trail

It’s not usual that you open your monthly water bill and get an idea about a new trail to run, but sure enough it happened. The water bill had a newsletter enclosed with it and a small blurb there caught my eye – Wetland Trails. Specifically the trail is called Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility,

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The Modernization of Wine

Before I begin, let me correct a statement I made on my last post, Ace Cider in the Hole still makes their pear hard cider and it’s called Perry. Now on with the show, SFMOMA, or the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has just launched a very interesting show revolving around the culture of

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About 8 years ago by Cindy at California Wine Travel  No Comments  

Local Brewery in Petaluma

I’ve talked about Lagunitas Brewery before, it’s just right down the street from the Quality Inn. But last week the NY Times had an article on domestically made pale ales and Lagunitas was rated – not at the top but it got on the list. Here’s the link:http://nyti.ms/93YmDD  

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Wine Not

Oh I think I made a joke, get it – whine not. What I’m trying to say is that both our hotels are in the wine country of Sonoma County, Northern CA, but there is a whole lot of other non-winery, family, group, couple, dog kind of stuff to do. If you just came from one

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