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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

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

Russian River Valley Region

Russian River Valley Region

The Pacific Ocean is wild and glorious, but for waterplay head to the Russian River.  It’s the perfect place to spend a relaxing day on the water.  During the hot summer, riverside beaches are popular with families, gay couples, straight couples, dogs, kids, and everyone else.  The Russian River welcomes everyone!

The Sonoma Redwoods and Armstrong Grove

The Sonoma Redwoods and Armstrong Grove

The ancient coastal redwoods in Armstrong Grove, California, are the tallest living things on our planet. These magical trees live to be 500-1,000 years old.  They grow to a diameter of 12-16 feet, and stand from 200-250 feet tall. Some trees live to be over 2,000 years old, and tower over 350 feet. Coast redwoods … Continue reading

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Sonoma

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Sonoma

Turn up Adobe Cyn. Road, just around the highway from Chateau St. Jean and Landmark, and head 15 minutes to the hills.  Just a few miles away from the winetasting in the Valley of the Moon, Sugarloaf Park is a piece of Sonoma-grown paradise. There are redwood forests, a creek, and a 25-foot waterfall very … Continue reading

Petaluma, a Terrific Wine-Country Side Trip

Petaluma, a Terrific Wine-Country Side Trip

Petaluma, the southernmost city in Sonoma County, is only 32 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, and just over the hill from the town of Sonoma.  Take advantage of what Petaluma has to offer while staying in Sonoma or San Francisco.  If your touring base is Napa, it’s a short hop through the valley to … Continue reading

Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma

Near Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg, Lake Sonoma is forty miles of trails that wind through 3,600 acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands that surround the lake.  There is swimming, camping, boating, and a fish hatchery at Lake Sonoma.  The views are stunning. You are one ridge over from Korbel Champagne and all her … Continue reading

The Delicious History of Wine

The Delicious History of Wine

Archaeologists dug around and, with the clues they’ve found, have determined that grapes were being made into wine at least as far back as 4,000 BC. No one is sure where making wine originated, but we believe it spring up in several places around the globe at the same time.  (And, that it was probably … Continue reading