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Stories and Tips Sonoma County

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Sonoma Spa on the Plaza

Written by Dennis Ko on 15 Apr, 2006

As part of our weekend getaway, I surprised my fiancé with a couples afternoon at a day spa. Nine years of trying to struggle through an MD-PhD program with your sanity intact can make anyone a little tense, so I thought this would provide some…Read More


Written by Chrissy105 on 30 Jan, 2006

My husband and I traveled with another couple to Sonoma for a week. We rented a two-bedroom cottage from Viansa winery, which was located between Gloria Ferrar and Cline. Every morning we woke up to beautiful sunrises over the golden vineyards and later saw a…Read More

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Dining in Friend's Homes

Written by SFPhotocraft on 23 Apr, 2005

For years I have seen Wine Country spreads in magazines and TV with a wonderfully set, long picnic table under a massive oak tree on a Sonoma hillside. The table is filled with huge bowls of fresh Sonoma County produce; perfectly grilled meats; and,…Read More

Some Tips and Things

Written by t_robbins on 08 Sep, 2002

My wife and I recently returned from a two day trip to Sonoma Valley. Although we have visited "California's Wine Country" several times in the past (and by that, I mean Napa Valley and not the Central Coast, which is in fact where most of…Read More

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Visiting Napa

Written by Library Dragon on 05 Dec, 2000

If you decide to visit Napa there are two wineries that cannot be missed. The larger of the two is the V. Sattui Winery. It is almost the only winery in Napa that doesn't charge for tasting their wines. These wines are…Read More

Dry Creek Valley winery tour

Written by Phil on 24 Oct, 2000

The Dry Creek, one of the tributaries to the Russian River, is home to about 20 to 30 wineries. A very pleasant day can be planned around packing a picnic lunch into the car (stop by the Healdsburg Grocery for supplies) and just 'heading out'. …Read More

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Discover Healdsburg and the Honor Mansion

Written by Eve Carr on 07 Mar, 2001

Healdsburg, in the heart of Sonoma County, California, could easily be nick-named “Home town USA.” With a gigantic square in the center and a park for strolling, relaxing, picnicking, and listening to music, it’s a way to return to a different era. This is definitely…Read More

Stayover in San Francisco

Written by lwrbva on 26 Jun, 2010

Before our trip to wine country began, I had business in San Francisco. I tried out a couple of restaurants downtown that were both quite good: North Beach Restaurant and Trademark Grill. The morning we headed north, we stopped by a pastry shop…Read More

Heading Out

Written by lwrbva on 26 Jun, 2010

I'm sure many of you reading this are wondering why I titled this Journal "The Unknown Wine Country" because Northern Sonoma County wine is no secret. Or, at least that is what I thought. Much to my surprise, while in San Francisco and…Read More

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