February 2014 Archives

Girlfriends Getaway Month in Sonoma Valley

Round up your gal pals this March for a Sonoma Wine Country Getaway. Relax with glasses of wine at your fingertips, nosh on delicious food, pamper yourself with massage & spa treatments, shop and sight-see, or just enjoy the luxury of your hotel or resort stay. Whatever you and your girlfriends fancy, Sonoma Valley is the perfect place for a girlfriends getaway. So come hike, bike, sip and swirl - just leave the man out of your plan!

Girlfriends_Ledson.jpgWhere to Stay?
Ledson Hotel is located right on the Sonoma Valley Square surrounded by boutique shops, galleries, restaurants, and some of the best restaurants. It's the perfect place to stay and kick-off your girlfriends escape. Starting March 1st - March 15th, they are offering a luxurious package that includes:

  • Special room rates for girls: $335 for a two-night minimum on weekends (regularly $395) and $300 on weekdays (regularly $350) including a complimentary wine country breakfast. Wine club member benefits apply!
  • A private wine tasting at Ledson Winery & Vineyards in Kenwood hosted by a Ledson wine consultant who will be there to guide you through your private tasting and answer your questions about our wines, winery and family history.
  • 15% off the purchase of a case of wine (excluding Reserve wines)
  • The crescendo--a unique picture taken of you and all your girls in our famous winery bathtub adjacent to our private tasting suite, the most striking souvenir you will ever take home.
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Upcoming Sonoma Valley Events:

  • savorSonomaValleyPoster.jpgSavor Sonoma Valley - March 15-16th
  • Join twenty-six wineries throughout Sonoma Valley this March where you can meet winemakers, mingle with wine lovers behind-the-scenes, peruse art from local artists and listen to live music. Sample wines straight from the barrels, taste new releases and taste award-winning wines with culinary creations prepared by local chefs and restaurants.
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  • 80's Pop Up Dance Party at Suite D
  • What better way to celebrate a night out with the girls than a Flashback Friday 80's Dance Party with Uzette from Alice 97.3? Featuring scrumptious complimentary nibbles by the girl & the fig, Crisp Bakeshop selling some of their favorite goodies, Sigh Champagne and Sparkling with a no host Bubble Bar, and with DJ Tanoa spinning those throwback beats, it's sure to be a good time.
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  • Trashion Fashion Show - March 22nd
  • See outrageous, beautiful, theatrical and humorous fashions created from recycled materials. This is where art, fashion, and ecology come together and put on a great show! See fashions created out of discarded drinking straws, bottle caps and even bullet casings.
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Highlights from Healdsburg

By Kathy Babcock, Healdsburg.com

healdsburgChamber_022414-(2).jpgJust 70 miles north of San Francisco lies the quintessential wine country town of Healdsburg.  Its rustic charm and friendly town square, surrounded by intriguing shops, wine tasting rooms (40, to be exact), art galleries and award-winning restaurants, makes it the perfect get-away. Discover why Fodor's comments that Healdsburg "...mixes contemporary cool with plenty of Norman Rockwell charm...not to mention mouthwatering eats and drinks."

Now, through the end of March, Healdsburg businesses offer up their Winter Palate with everything from learning to make Baklava at Taverna Sofia to Peach Wreath Making at Dry Creek Peach; Chamber Music at Shed to "Tasting in the Dark" in the winemaker's lab at Francis Ford Coppola Winery...there's something to suit everyone's taste.

With so much to do, and plenty to enjoy, a day trip is not enough! Enjoy one of the many exquisite lodging options available in Healdsburg.  Relax and take it all in. Heaven has a new address.  

Healdsburg: The Romantic Destination for Valentine's Week

Lambert-Bridge---Cuvee-photo_resized.jpgThe romantic Sonoma wine country destination of Healdsburg is the scene for the perfect Valentine's get-away. Head to Healdsburg for the most romantic treat of all. Fall in love with the bucolic vineyard hills, the quaint but oh-so-hip plaza with abundant shopping, art galleries and acclaimed restaurants. Select one of the charming lodging options available.  

As part of their "Winter Palate" program (running through the end of March), and designed specifically with food and wine-lovers in mind, this February will include numerous Valentine's Day packages and specials (Healdsburg.com).

Among the myriad of offerings, a very special place to enjoy with your special someone is Lambert Bridge Winery where resident sommelier, Summer Jeffus, and acclaimed Chef Bruce Riezenman put their considerable pairing skills together to create the ultimate luscious offering...a seductive pairing of expertly paired unique flights with artisan small bites;  tastings in their gorgeous candlelit redwood Barrel Room, available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am, 1 pm & 3:30 pm by reservation.

February is also DIY (Do-It-Yourself) month in Healdsburg.  Guests will experience anything from cheese making classes to foraging adventures to bare root tree planting workshops, providing something for everyone; each illustrating Healdsburg's blend of sophistication and rustic charm.