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Be a Big Cheese In Wine Country This Fall

Be a Big Cheese In Wine Country This Fall

Seeking the ultimate VIP experience in Napa and Sonoma wine country? Look no further than Authentic Wine Country‘s newest tour ideas for Fall 2013 – three custom trip packages granting rare access to select boutique wineries, hidden locations with spectacular vistas, and exquisite, world-renowned wines served to you in the private residence of the vintner … Continue reading

Winebookings.com

Winebookings.com

HEALDSBURG, CA―May 20, 2013―Authentic Wine Country today announced that their online and mobile booking website, WineBookings.com, is now available to hospitality professionals and travelers who seek instant purchase of wine tastings, tours and unique activities in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Powered by Authentic Wine Country and driven by their award-winning and proprietary software, WineBookings.com … Continue reading

Cheers to Abraham Lincoln

Cheers to Abraham Lincoln

I admit it. I feel real, true love for Abraham Lincoln. I literally fell in love with him after reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, “Team of Rivals.” Then, I started reading everything I could about him, which should take a lifetime, since there are over 15,000 books written about our greatest President.  And when the … Continue reading

Carmel’s 17-Mile Drive

Carmel’s 17-Mile Drive

This is the drive that takes you past famous Pebble Beach and more luxurious houses than you can shake a stick at.  It is, of course, a golfer’s dream.  But it is so much more. You enter on a private road off highway one and there you will pay a toll of $10.  You feel … Continue reading

Santa Rosa’s Juicy History

Santa Rosa’s Juicy History

The first permanent European residents that we know about in Santa Rosa were the Carrillo family and their Santa Rosa homestead. They were the in-laws of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, the man who settled the Sonoma pueblo and Petaluma area. Vallejo’s name is written all across the North Bay.  He was a true and good force. … Continue reading

Point Reyes Lighthouse

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The Point Reyes Lighthouse is in the Gulf of the Farallones on Point Reyes in Marin County, California.  (We’re temporarily swiping it for both Sonoma and San Francisco.  If you drive south down the Sonoma coast from Bodega Bay, there is that beautiful lighthouse.  And, the lighthouse protects sailors coming into the San Francisco Bay.  … Continue reading

Healdsburg

Healdsburg

Healdsburg woke up from its sleepy dream about ten years ago and became known as the California wine country town with “rustic chic.” The Healdsburg plaza bustles with 5-star restaurants and tasting rooms.  And, just a few blocks off the square are lovely Victorian neighborhoods that are a pleasure to explore. And the Healdsburg plaza, … Continue reading

Santa Cruz Wine-tasting and Celebrations

Santa Cruz Wine-tasting and Celebrations

Santa Cruz has some terrific wineries, particularly in the mountains, such as Bonnie Doon Winery.  It also has great beaches and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.   But, what Santa Cruz really loves to do, is celebrate.  There are events and festivals all year along.  (Which makes any time a great time to visit.)

Monterey

Monterey

Cannery Row, John Steinbeck’s old hangouts, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium make Monterey a traveler’s delight any time of year. But, it is the spectacular views, bay, harbor, plus dining and wine that make Monterey an Oceanside Eden. Monterey is a natural beauty, and there are plenty of artists who show up to paint her, … Continue reading