Sonoma County

Tips and Articles in Sonoma County

There was a time in my life when I ate an Amy’s bean-and-cheese burrito almost everyday for lunch. So the 25-year-old me was extremely excited to hear about the organic frozen food company’s latest development: a healthy fast-food drive thru in Ro...
As I pulled up the gravel road leading to Scribe Winery, I could already see the signs that this place is different. Groups of twenty- and thirty-somethings sat at picnic tables in the mid-afternoon sunlight while their dogs bounced around in the ...
As I pulled up the gravel road leading to Scribe Winery, I could already see the signs that this place is different. Groups of twenty- and thirty-somethings sat at picnic tables in the mid-afternoon sunlight while their dogs bounced around in the ...
As I pulled up the gravel road leading to Scribe Winery, I could already see the signs that this place is different. Groups of twenty- and thirty-somethings sat at picnic tables in the mid-afternoon sunlight while their dogs bounced around in the ...
As I pulled up the gravel road leading to Scribe Winery, I could already see the signs that this place is different. Groups of twenty- and thirty-somethings sat at picnic tables in the mid-afternoon sunlight while their dogs bounced around in the ...
Think of Sonoma County and you undoubtedly think of light, well-balanced pinots and rich chardonnays. But between the vineyards, a new batch of distilleries are cropping up—and they’re making spirits just as complex as the area’s wines. Here, the ...
In Sonoma—land of marathon wine tastings and chardonnay-fueled dinners—Healdsburg now offers a refreshing chance for your liver to recover without compromising the fun. Pioneering it all is SHED, a grange hall, fermentation bar, and marketplace ho...
THE HILLS ARE FRAGRANT WITH EUCALYPTUS, the lavender-scented valleys planted with row after row of grapevines. It's little wonder visitors are drawn to California's Napa and Sonoma valleys. They come to eat well at beautiful bistros and sleep well...
It makes sense that Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of winter; after all, what’s more romantic than escaping the cold and cozying up with a loved one?And when you’re with someone special, a ski chalet with a roaring fireplace is every bit as w...
What do you do when your yard is the neighborhood embarrassment?When spring is on its way and your garden still looks post-nuclear?The only sensible option is to hop in the car and seek seedlings. And that's exactly what brings my husband, Greg, a...
Where to Stay Sherman House 2160 Green St., San Francisco; 415/563-3600; doubles $340-$800. Manka's Inverness Lodge Callendar and Argyle Ways, Inverness; 415/669-1034; doubles $145-$425. Sandpiper House Inn 5520 S. Hwy. 1, Elk; 800/894-9016 or 707...
For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast road trip endures. Want to make it a reality? From West to East (With Apologies to the Midw...
Le Moulin de la Tuilerie, Paris, France
Before there was William and Kate or even Charles and Di, there was the duke and Duchess of Windsor, who were the media sensation of their day. Now, 73 years after their scandalous marriage, the couple’s private estate, Le Moulin de la Tuilerie (d...
Eating well has always been easy in wine regions. It makes sense: people who pay close attention to what they drink don’t typically settle for fast-food cheeseburgers. But dining well is different from eating well, and in many wine areas it has be...
We stood on a steep, forested hill looking down across a field at a herd of goats gathered in the shade of a large oak tree. They were happy-looking goats. It was a warm afternoon in Dry Creek Valley; the sky was pale blue overhead, the landscape ...