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Sonoma - need winery recommendations
We are headed to Sonoma for a long weekend for the first
time since having kids three years ago...looking for
recommendations of great wineries in the Sonoma area (we
don't want to drive too far so would like to keep to that
Looking for smaller places vs. widely recognizable names.
More interested in possibly having a conversation with the
person pouring vs. a large tour type of place.
Who is putting out GREAT wine right now in Sonoma and is off
the beaten path? gettin' away
The Dry Creek area (west of the 101) has a wide range of
wineries - some you may have heard of and many that you
haven't. The nice thing is that the distances between them
are pretty small. The Wine Road is a good resource for
plotting your adventure. http://www.wineroad.com/ Just
sort for Dry Creek Valley. Dry Creek Vineyard, Michel
Schlumberger, and Ridge Lytton Springs are all very pleasant
vineyards with comfortable guest facilities. Ridge is known
for Zins, Dry Creek does a wide range of varietals, but we
like their Sauvignon Blancs and Fume Blancs. Michel
Schlumberger is OK for wine, but a nice place to visit.
There are many many others. Healdsburg is right across the
freeway for a pleasant lunch. Kiddie Koncierge
Try the Annadel Estate Winery:
http://www.annadelestatewinery.com/ Small, family owned and
operated with great wines! I met the owners in Hawaii last
year while they were showing their wines to small, high end
restaurants. Great people! cris
Larson Family Winery, on Millerick Road, is awesome! I found
this gem of a place by literally driving off the beaten
Re: Wedding night romantic getaway in the Bay Area
My husband and I spent an incredibly romantic night at The
Cottage Inn and Spa, in Sonoma. See
We had the Chapel Suite. Walking distance to the main square in
Sonoma and to lots of great restaurants. Extremely private,
absolutely beautiful. It was the most romantic place we've ever
Sonoma Stay with 2 toddlers
I'm looking for a place to stay close to or in the town of Sonoma
(for a few nights) that is convenient for 2 toddlers and 2
adults. Any recommendations for a place with a kitchenette
(microwave, small fridge) that won't break the bank?
My husband and I just returned from an overnight in Glen Ellen,
just a few minutes from Sonoma, and stayed at a lovely cottage
called the ''Jackaroo Cottage.'' We found it through ''Follow the
Reader'' (SF Chronicle) and enjoyed it very much. Website is
It has a full kitchen (fridge, toaster, coffee maker, oven,
stove -- but not microwave).
The only thing is, it might be a bit small for 4 of you. I
recall that there is a futon but I'm not sure how big it is.
Also, it's all kind of one large room with a curtain btwn queen
bed and sitting area, so I'm not sure it would work for you
unless you all went to sleep at the same time.
However, it's a lovely setting and very convenient.
Re: One-night getaway on the Marin/Sonoma Coast (October 2003)
The Inn at Occidental (just inland between Petaluma and Bodega Bay) is a very romantic getaway. The drive from the East Bay isn't too long. The Inn is great.
Each room has huge bathtubs and there aren't televisions. Every afternoon
there is complementary wine tasting in the main house.
Re: Wedding night romantic getaway in the Bay Area (March 2005)
I have the perfect suggestion for a romantic night getaway...
the place is called Whale Watch Inn (www.whalewatchinn.com).
That is the place where my very romantic husband took me for
our first aniversary. All the bedrooms, have hot tub, fire
place and face the water...you can hear the ocean while you
fall sleep...In the morning they serve you breakfeast in bed...
It might be a little further that you were thinking, but trust
me, it is worth! Besides the hotel, they will also enjoy the
When I checked they guest book, not surprised, I found that
everyone have been there for their honey moon or aniversary...
I definetly intent to came back!
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