Living in California Wine Country as we do, we’re literally surrounded by wine. Sonoma County is home to literally hundreds of wineries, from a small family-run winery like Mounts to much larger vineyards like Korbel. We love being able to go wine tasting any day we want, and indulg
Sonoma County – real Wine Country So I have some tough choices to make. I have a high school friend coming to visit this weekend. She’s in need of some R&R and her husband’s packing her off to Wine Country for the weekend. Now, they’ve been here before.
Ready to taste some wine with our kids safely playing in our UPPAbaby Vista. For Father’s Day we went wine tasting (and why not when you live in Wine Country, surrounded by more than 200 wineries?) We’ve spent a lot of time exploring other areas of Sonoma County like Dry
Olives for Sale at the Market in Iraklion We recently moved into a new home. The house is pretty new and most of the work we’ve been doing is cosmetic. The backyard, however, was another story. Picture the Sleeping Beauty forest. Without the castle, the princess or the princ
San Jose Heritage Rose Garden We LOVE roses. (Ok, Wendy does). So, when we found out that San Jose had a public rose garden, we got very excited and couldn’t believe we were just finding out about it. We had visions of a leisurely stroll through hundreds of blooming bushes, b
The lovely brick exterior to La Rosa – the new Mexican restaurant in downtown Santa Rosa. Unfortunately, the food doesn't come close to measuring up. This past weekend we headed out with the family and some friends to check out the new restaurant in downtown Santa Rosa.
Wine tasting at Balletto Winery – it's best to start 'em young! :) Balletto Vineyards and Winery is set amongst fields of grapes. It has a peaceful pavered patio, covered with a pergola and centered on an olive tree growing out of a large water feature. Insid
Quivira's Dry Creek Valley tasting room is set in one of their biodynamic vineyards, and complete with solar panels. This family-owned winery has a lovely tasting room in a tranquil setting just outside Healdsburg in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. Their hand-crafted, esta
Dutton Goldfield Winery's patio sadly lacks the beautiful views that most of Sonoma County's wineries offer. Dutton Goldfield Winery has a new tasting room on Gravenstein Highway North in Sebastopol. They used to participate in the Visa Signature program, but sadly have