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The Explorer’s Guide to Mendocino

When Marin is packed and Big Sur is feeling crowded, we like to take off for Mendocino County. Just a few hours drive north up Highway 1, this place is a NorCal dream with acres of redwood forests, hot springs, and long stretches of wild, untamed coastline. 

Plan a Road Trip Around these Fabulous Wine and Food Festivals

A road trip is even more exciting when your destination is marvelous food and wine. Fire up that convertible sports car and ready your appetite for these delicious events spanning Sonoma County to Monterey.

Wedding Inspiration: Childhood Friends Share a Colorful Ceremony in St. Helena

Once upon a time, a couple of toddlers shared a piece of cake at an engagement party in Vietnam. Twenty years later and all grown up, they shared their very own wedding cake. 

Detox Then Retox: How to Exercise the Wine Country Way

We can't get enough of those scientific studies that prove the health benefits of drinking wine. Of course, even the most solid of liquid diets is best when paired with exercise. Here's how to do both at basically the same time at California wineries.

Discover Cloverdale, the Hidden Secret of Sonoma Wine Country

Charming Cloverdale, located in Northern Sonoma County, has all the warm and inviting ambiance you expect from a small town. Looking for a home away from home this winter? Spend a weekend in Cloverdale, and embrace the very best of what Wine Country has to offer. 

The Big Eat Wine Country: 50 Things to Devour in Napa and Sonoma Counties Before You Die

San Francisco gastronomes are well versed in our annual Big Eat SF—for more than a decade, you've been checking dishes off our list of the city's must-eats. Last year, we invited Oaklanders to the party with our Big Eat Oakland. And now, drumroll please, we're bringing the Big Eat to Wine Country tables.

Holiday Guide to Wine Country: Shopping, Tastings, Glamping + a Hanukkah Hootenanny

With November upon us, it's time to start celebrating the holidays in Wine Country.

6 Lovely and Affordable Wineries to Check Out in Livermore Valley

Livermore Valley doesn’t get the same national spotlight as Napa and Sonoma, but its position as viticultural underdog means you can taste world-class wines without crawling through traffic on Highway 12. Whether you prefer tucked away wineries making small-lot vino or relaxing to live music on the patio of the winery, this easy Livermore Valley tasting itinerary offers options to suite every palate.

Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: Smooth Roads and Gorgeous Views in Healdsburg

Nice, fresh asphalt is icing on the cake for any weekend ride. Head to Healdsburg this Sunday for miles of sweet, smooth road on some of the most scenic routes Wine Country has to offer. 

Fall Food + Wine Events Worth Hitting the Open Road

Gas is actually affordable right now (knock on wood), so take advantage and hit the road for a culinary adventure at these top-notch food and wine events.

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