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.
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:
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.
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.
There’s really no arguing that Napa County does wine and does it well. The hardest part about getting a good glass of wine is often having to choose from the long list of choices. But tucked away on Spring Mountain above St. Helena, a winery is doing more than just make wine–they’re carrying on a family tradition and gaining fans with every sip.
The ten minute drive between the towns of St. Helena and Calistoga at the northern end of Napa Valley is an idyllic one.
Sure, Northern California Wine Country has good wine, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s so much more to it than just a good glass of vino. Wine Country neighborhoods have a style all their own.
Sangria is far too often a haphazard mix of leftover wine, fruit, booze, and juice. However, with a little thought, it can become anything from a sweet summer treat to a deep, brooding cocktail. Here are some solid rules to get you mixing, and three prized recipes to seal the deal.