You couldn’t ask for a much better location than Sonoma Valley Inn, only two blocks from the historic Sonoma Plaza. It’s reasonably priced and loaded with unexpected amenities. And it has five accessible rooms with three different configurations. (more…)
It’s difficult for me to latch a necklace behind my neck or fumble with an earring to get the back onto the post. So I was thrilled when I purchased a necklace with a magnetic closure at Artifax Art-to-Wear on the Sonoma Plaza.
St. Helena is quintessential Napa Valley. Its historic Main Street is filled with galleries, restaurants, shops, and wineries. At the gateway to St. Helena is Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, a three-acre food and wine destination, and this weekend a film venue, village center, and wine tasting pavilion.
The autumn colors were raging in Yountville during the NVFF and set the tone for a beautiful sunny day to meander through the village, watch films, and sip wine. Yountville is a 15-minute drive out of Napa, filled with world-class restaurants and renowned wineries.
If standing in movie lines and walking between venues is going to wear you out at the Festival, a great solution is a travel scooter, like I use. Watch as Jeff disassembles the Pride Go-Go in exactly 1 minute and easily loads it into his car.
Cindy Pawlcyn, is the genius behind Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen, the chef-owner of Mustards Grill and a James Beard award winning cookbook author. This is a “must see must do” restaurant in the Napa Valley.
ZD Wines is midpoint on the Silverado Trail, the road less traveled in the Napa Valley. I visited ZD at the height of crush season, and got to watch them harvest the grapes and prepare them for winemaking.
Jessup Cellars has a reputation for hosting one of the friendliest tasting rooms in all of wine country, according to their website. Joel Quigley, Vice President Marketing Communications, put that claim in action, as he greeted Vickie Haraszthy and me in the parking lot and invited us inside.