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How To Have The Perfect Vacation in Sonoma

Travel + Leisure | Posted 10.12.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

By Ted Loos This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure. No longer in the shadow of Napa, the gorgeously laid-back California county is boom...

Planning the Perfect "I F'd Up" Romantic Wine Country Weekend

Janna Mandell | Posted 01.29.2017 | Travel
Janna Mandell

Don't even think about skimping on accommodations for this trip. Go big or never go home again.

Could the Future of Farming Come from Thinking Inside the Box?

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.02.2016 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

Farm from a Box, which has been 3 years in the making, came from their personal passion to find a different and sustainable way to reinvent food aid particularly in areas where natural resources, infrastructure and technology are scarce.

Scattered Sanity...From Hawaii to Wine Country

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Mitchell

Every journey begins with the first step. In this case, the first trip, stumble, wipeout, and smear across the road. Perfect is not a word I aspire to, "perfecting" is one I embrace particularly when it comes to life.

The Inside Story How Foie Gras Returned to California!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

It was a celebratory dinner with some of the prime movers in the return of foie gras to the California culinary scene. The dedicated lawyer who led the charge, Michael Tenenbaum, was there as we raised a glass to the fact that the ban was overturned by a Federal court on January 7th of this year.

4 California Wineries With Rich Histories

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Post-Prohibition, Beringer became the first Napa winery to offer public tours, sparking the wine tourism industry in the valley. This past March, Mark Beringer, a direct descendant of Jacob, became the head winemaker at the estate after previously working at Artesa Vineyards.

Love Wine? Sonoma's Grape Camp Is Your Dream Vacation

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

At tasting rooms around the county, visitors can listen in on discussions of the harvest. But to truly drink it all in, there's no beating the hands-on, right-in-the-middle-of-it-all immersion of Sonoma County Grape Camp.

A Fantastic Voyage To Northern California's Wine Country

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

I live so close to Napa and Sonoma that I go about twice a month -- and have explored wineries and tasting rooms all over California. What I love about it is that it offers something for everyone.

The California Gem You Need To Visit

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel

Let's be honest: When we travel, we're usually in it for the food... and drink. And there's nowhere we'd rather celebrate both (plus some stellar natu...

Sea of Change: A Company That Views Seaweed as an Infinitely Nourishing Gift From the Seas

Dark Rye | Posted 11.18.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

The ocean still contains a near-infinite bounty of food. We just need to seek it out.

5 Reasons to Spend Your Next Wine Vacation in the Salinas Valley

Pam Grout | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

I love Napa and Sonoma and would rather swallow a crumpled-up wine box than dis either one of them. But if money talks, a much better California county for wine lovers is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Guilt-free Wine Tasting With Kids?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Why can't I explore the vineyards with my kids, ages 7, 9 and 12, without getting the sloe-eye from the proprietor or other patrons? Have I broken with proper etiquette? Or is this just a uniquely American hang-up?

Tasting the Wine From the Wheels of a Bike in Sonoma

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Don't ask me how, but the more wine I had, the more furious I pedaled until by the end of our 20 mile tour of the vineyards of Healdsburg, California, I think I burned off all the calories consumed.

The Bachelor's Most Romantic Destinations

Cayla Rasi | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel

Wedding bells are ringing for the former bachelor Sean Lowe and his bride-to-be, Catherine Giudici. Seriously, those bells sure are ringing -- they're...

On the Front Burner: CA Food & Farming Legislative Action

Michael R. Dimock | Posted 03.18.2014 | Home
Michael R. Dimock

It is the hope of the California Food Policy Council that 2014 will also be the year that the State of California joins the United Nations in identifying family farms and food systems as a cornerstone for health and resilience in the 21st century.

Getting Tipsy and Filling Up in Sonoma, California (VIDEO)

Kelley Ferro | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Kelley Ferro

Sonoma. Just the word alone makes you think of smooth wines, rolling hills and California sun-drenched air. All these things are indeed true, but what I didn't realize is that there's even more to see and especially to EAT in this idyllic countryside.

Local Experts from 13 California Destinations Reveal Secrets They'd Rather Keep Secret

offMetro.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
offMetro.com

By trade, they are experts on and champions of the iconic places, under-the-radar gems, and newfangled darlings in their areas. But where do the tourism board professionals go when they're off duty?

10 Must-See Northern California Views

offMetro.com | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
offMetro.com

San Francisco's skyline sparkles on a clear day and it's just as magical encircled in tendrils of fog. But beyond the city, a veritable treasure trove of visual delights await, from rolling vineyards to hilltop vistas to the rugged California beaches.

Top 10 Wine Destinations Around the World

Viator | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Viator

Going wine tasting is a charming way to spend a day or a weekend. It is so enjoyable, in fact, that wine tasting has become a vacation in itself. Wine...

Abalone Poaching Ring Busted

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green

Early Thursday morning, State Fish and Wildlife wardens busted a group of abalone-poaching suspects that they have been tracking since last spring in ...

West Sonoma Coast: Distinctive, Cool Climate Pinot, Chardonnay & Syrah

Richard Jennings | Posted 08.22.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

West of West is the early August weekend festival devoted to wines made from grapes farmed on the far western coastline of Sonoma County. This year was the event's third outing, and it was one of the most enjoyable and well organized regionally focused wine events I've ever attended.

Paris vs. Napa and Sonoma: Honeymoon Showdown

Peek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings
Peek

With the arrival of wedding season comes honeymoon season, the time where we all drool over photos of our friends relaxing on an island in Bora Bora or floating down a canal in Venice, Italy.

Celebrate Mother Nature at these 10 Green Hotels

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Today more than ever calls for some tree-hugging and eco-friendly practices, so we've picked ten of our favorite green hotels around the globe where y...

Secrets Of California Wine Country

Tamar Lowell | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Tamar Lowell

I recently went to visit a dear friend, a long time resident of Sonoma, who happens to be very plugged into the Sonoma culinary scene, and I got to see just what makes insider-Sonoma so special.

Santa Ynez Valley -- It's Happening

David Dixon | Posted 02.26.2013 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

Something exciting is happening in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beyond its rustic beauty, exceptional climate for growing fruit, steadily improving wines, and somewhat superlative location, it now appears to be poised on the launch pad of cultural relevance.