GARY FARRELL WINERY SALON Recently my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Gary Farrell Winery Salon in Russian River Valley, near the charming town of Healdsburg, to see their newly renovated tasting room and experience one of their three new tasting experiences, “Inspiration Tasting.” Perched on a scenic ridge with panoramic views of the redwood forest below, Gary Farrell Winery Salon is a breathtaking property with an outstanding reputation for making fine Pinot…

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Happy weekend and welcome to Seven for Saturday ☀️ It’s been a busy, eventful week around here. I am excited to share a a few things with you so let’s get started! 1 -Celebrated ‘the girl & the fig’  Twenty years ago this month, the girl & the fig opened its doors. It became one of the most – if not the most – popular restaurants in of Sonoma and remains so today. It’s also known throughout…

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For many years, I’ve had “take a ride the Napa Valley Wine Train” on my list of fun things I want to do in Wine Country. So when Napa Valley Wine Train asked me if I wanted to ride the rails and experience one of their new Quattro Vino Tours, my answer was an immediate yes! QUATTRO VINO TOURS The new Quattro Vino Tours, which began service earlier this summer, are elegant six-hour rail journeys…

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Recently, Bill and I traveled south to San Diego County to attend the Special Influencer Event at Pala Casino Resort and Spa. Today I am sharing details and favorite highlights from our stay and the influencer event. PALA CASINO RESORT and SPA Pala is located in San Diego County not far from Temecula, Temecula Wine Country and Fallbrook. We took a winding road though some beautiful canyons and groves of avocado trees to the Pala…

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My husband and I recently enjoyed a private, upscale wine tasting experience at Arrow&Branch at Wheeler Farms in Napa Valley. Today I’d like to share some highlights from our visit and tell you more about both Arrow&Branch wines and the beautiful Wheeler Farms property. Wheeler Farms Property An historical property on nearly 12 acres, Wheeler Farms has been re-imagined and re-created by the Araujo family. Designed by Taylor Lombardo, Wheeler Farms has retained the agricultural history…

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During our recent getaway to Mendocino’s Glendeven Inn and Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk, we had the pleasure of going on a private wine tour through nearby Anderson Valley. This luxurious experience is available to guests of the properties for a fee and can be arranged via the innkeeper. PRIVATE WINE TOUR The private wine tour includes all tasting fees and lunch at a local eatery. Winery tours at certain wineries can be arranged by request.…

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