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Win a Weekend in Sonoma & VIP Access to The Vineyard House at Patz & Hall!

Front of Patz & Hall Winery's new home

For 25 years, Patz & Hall has concentrated their efforts in creating wines from only 2 varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. All that time, they either held tastings in their personal homes or, eventually, at their small salon located in a corporate park in Napa.

Escape to Wineries with International Flair

I’ve got nothing but love for wineries with local style and California flair. But there is definitely something to be said for balancing farmhouses and modern marvels with wineries that feature global architecture and attitude. Get a taste of something different at these worldly spots with amazing wines:

J Vineyards & Winery Releases Two Avant-Garde Blends

J Vineyards

In a conservative industry like wine, innovation is rarely seen in the wild. But in Sonoma County, the latest releases from J Vineyards & Winery in Healdsburg are proving that some wineries are pushing the envelope.  

Things to Do in Wine Country in October

A designer showcase in Saint Helena, a modern prefab home tour near Glen Ellen and a sleek new tasting room in Yountville, all happening this month in Wine Country.

Cider and Beer Added to the Lineup at Sonoma County’s Harvest Fair

For nearly 40 years the Sonoma County Harvest Fair has offered a fun-spirited way to taste some of wine country’s best.

Craft Beer Commands Attention in Sonoma County

Russian River Brewing Company

Wine may be king in Sonoma County, but there’s a new competitor for the throne. Wine Country has seen an explosion in craft beer breweries over the past few years and the trend shows no sign of slowing down.

An Evening at the Healdsburg Wine Auction

Healdsburg Wine Auction

We’re always looking for reasons to visit Sonoma County in the fall (it’s the best time of year with harvest, changing leaves, and warm days and crisp nights). So, we’re excited to spend an evening in Healdsburg for the First Annual Healdsburg Wine Auction on Saturday, October 5.

Cruise Wine Country in Your Dream Ride

Ever daydreamed about cruising the wine country in a Ferrari, Classic Convertible, Harley, or sportster? Well my friends, dream no more. Taking one of these coveted rides out to the vines is actually accessible and easily planned. Here’s how to do it: 

One Day to Play in Calistoga

Calistoga Ranch

At the top of Napa Valley, Calistoga sits right in between Napa and Sonoma counties. It’s different. It’s wine country, but life in Calistoga doesn’t feel like it revolves around grapes and vineyards. It’s about water, wine and mud, and not necessarily in that order.

Go Stomp Grapes! Napa and Sonoma's Best Harvest Celebrations

Come September, Wine Country is packed with grape stomps, vineyard picnics, and harvest celebrations. The good news? Everyone’s invited. Whatever your pleasure, plan to book in advance as most parties sell out.

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