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Sonoma Valley – Wine Country Getaway Secrets

 

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards - sunglass-clad statue in courtyard © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards – sunglass-clad statue in courtyard © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

If you like wine-tasting in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful settings and you’re looking for a more laid-back and less touristy version of Napa Valley, consider a weekend getaway to Sonoma Valley Wine Country.

Save yourself time and hassle when planning your trip. The Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau is a great resource for finding out everything you need to know about where to stay, where to eat, where to go wine-tasting… and more! Get maps and guides on events, activities and special deals that are going on throughout the year.  Continue reading

Olive Season Sonoma Valley – Feast of the Olive Dinner

 

We recently attended Sonoma Valley’s “Feast of the Olive Dinner” – an extraordinary dining experience that attracts olive, food and wine aficionados from around the world. The annual dinner is held during Sonoma Valley Olive Season (January through February) – a two-month long wine country celebration featuring all things olive. The Feast of the Olive Dinner is so aptly named because it brings together 18 of Sonoma Valley’s top chefs and every bite of their incredible olive-inspired culinary creations was a feast to our palettes!

The intimate 150-person dinner was held in the stunning Vineyard Room at Ramekins Culinary School, nestled in downtown Sonoma. At first sight, the long expansive tables (which were set to perfection) looked like a scene out of a State Dinner. Each table had a dedicated team of executive chefs who prepared a unique five-course dinner of scrumptious olive-inspired dishes – and each course was paired with award-winning Sonoma Valley wines.

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Harvest Season: Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

 

Napa Valley vineyard, Napa Valley Wine Country, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Napa Valley vineyard, Napa Valley Wine Country, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Harvest/Crush season during late summer/early fall is one of the best and most picturesque times to visit Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country.

If you’re visiting the San Francisco Bay Area and have a little time to spare, consider taking a Guided Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco – it’s the perfect time of year.

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October 2013 “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond

 

Exquisite sapphire and diamond sautoir necklace from the Elizabeth Taylor Collection at "The Art of Bulgari" exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco - Richard Burton gave this to Liz on her 40th birthday - © de Young Museum

Exquisite sapphire and diamond sautoir necklace from the Elizabeth Taylor Collection at “The Art of Bulgari” exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco – Richard Burton gave this to Liz on her 40th birthday – © de Young Museum

Check out these October Events & “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond (may also include events in New York City, Las Vegas, London and other U.S. and International cities) in our Love to Eat and Travel October Calendar of Events. Be sure to check our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Love to Eat and Travel website each month for updates throughout the year. Enjoy!

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October 2011 – “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond

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Fall is here and there’s plenty of fun outdoor activities to enjoy – for kids and adults alike! Check out these October/Halloween Events & “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond in our Love to Eat and Travel October Calendar of Events. Be sure to check our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Love to Eat and Travel web site each month for updates throughout the year. Enjoy!

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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tours from San Francisco

If you love wine, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country. People flock here year-round from all over the world to see the vineyards – but this time of year is especially beautiful. Harvest season or “crush” is in full swing (when the grapes are picked), usually late summer early fall (August-October

Napa and Sonoma are within close proximity to San Francisco – both destinations make a Fun Wine-Tasting Day Tour or weekend getaway. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Bay Area, a local who loves wine-tasting, or entertaining out-of-town guests or clients, a Guided Wine Country Tour takes all the hassle out of planning where to go and how to get there… not to mention all the traffic, especially at this time of the year. And having a guide who is knowledgeable about San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sonoma, wineries and wines, is priceless.

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