Tag Archives: Northern California wineries

In the News . . .The Barlow

Thanks to the Sebastopol Chamber who posted in their newsletter Foder’s Travel Guide on the 10 Top Things to do in Sonoma County (Besides Drink Wine), here’s the link: http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/top-10-things-to-do-in-sonoma-county-besides-drink-wine#!9-the-barlow The Barlow gets named once again for their food and drink centric atmosphere. As well as, other favorite spots us locals love to visit. The

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About 4 years ago by Cindy at California Wine Travel  No Comments  

Soup and sandwich, soup and sandwich . . .

Andy Goldsworthy – Rock Pools Rock Pools – real rocks that have been super heated to crack. No, I’m not talking about yet another new restaurant that’s opened but about art and wine pairing together in the Napa Valley’s Mount Veeder region – The Hess Family Wine Estates and the Hess Art Collection. It all

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About 5 years ago by Cindy at California Wine Travel  No Comments  

Sonoma County Vineyard Adventures

I just heard about this and thought I’d pass this along – the Sonoma County Wine Grape Commission has a program called Sonoma County Vineyard Adventure. Eight wineries from eight different AVA over Sonoma County offer a free self-guided tour of their vineyards from Schug Carneros Estate Winery in Southern Sonoma County to Francis Ford

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The Barlow

If you live in our area of West Sonoma County, you’ve seen the construction going on at the corner of Hwy 12 West and Morris Street, just as you come into town and hit that first stop light. What it’s all about is the Barlow, a combination culinary and shopping center in the vein of

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Rules of the Wine Road

In West Sonoma County from Sebastopol to the Pacific Coast we are surrounded by the Green Valley, the Russian River and Dry Creek appellations. The serious wine drinker and the novice will find niche wineries, small family wineries and everything in between within a 40 mile radius. But how many of you know the rules

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Sonoma County #1 Wine Destination in United States

TripAdvisor came out with their Best Destinations lists this week and guess what(drum roll, please) Sonoma County heads the list at #1 for the Top 10 Wine Destinations in the United States(whoop, whoop)! A tabulation of reviews from TripAdvisor travelers revealed “. . .the laid-back, unpretentious vibe of the wineries” is what resonated with visitors and

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About 6 years ago by Cindy at California Wine Travel  No Comments  

Have you heard of Cornerstone Sonoma?

Let’s say you’re in or staying in Petaluma and you have a desire to do a little shopping and a little winetasting and whatever else you find to do – but you don’t want to drive too far – like an hour’s away. I’ve got a great tidbit for you on where to go and what to

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About 6 years ago by Cindy at California Wine Travel  No Comments  

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  

Down the Rabbit Hole

One of the many fixtures of West Sonoma County( besides Mom’s Apple Pie, Kozlowsky Farms, Korbel Winery – I could go on but I would be getting off on a tangent) since 1994 has been Ace Cider in the Hole, or just simply Ace Cider, a micro cider mill located on the northern most edge of Sebastopol just past Andy’s

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

Knowledge is Everything

Hi Ho Everyone! I wanted to tell you about my visit to Benziger Family Winery that included a private tour and dinner in their wine cave for our group of 25 and to make it interesting – I don’t drink wine.  First off, Benziger’s is located in beautiful Glen Ellen up on a hill yet

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