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* * Winter Fun Update * *

Enjoy a night or a few in the Wine Country:

Navarro Vineyards in the Anderson Valley

The Boonville Hotel   A Roadhouse in Alexander Valley
Hwy 128 at Lambert Lane
P.O. Box 326
Boonville, CA 95415
www.boonvillehotel.com

Halfway between the Mendocino Coast and Sonoma's Alexander Valley, the tiny town of Boonville (population about 700) is a favorite winter retreat. We like the coziness of the place after a day at Anderson Valley wine tasting and bird watching, not to mention the wonderful dinners in the hotel's restaurant.

Misty sunrise at Valley Oaks Ranch, Fetzer Vineyards

Fetzer Vineyards Valley Oaks Ranch
13601 Eastside Road
Hopland, CA (Mendocino Co.)
707-744-7600 (1-800-846-8637)
www.fetzer.com

Just an hour north of Healdsburg, we like to take a room at the ranch's B&B as a mini-getaway for quiet walks in the gardens, great wine picnics, and watching the resident barn owls in the moonlight.

San Francisco Day-Tripping:


From anywhere in the Wine Country, you can make your way to the Golden Gate Ferry docks at either Larkspur or Sausalito and leave your car behind for a carefree trip in the city. Bheck out the current schedules and enjoy a cocktail on the fantail!

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
www.goldengate.org

San Francisco Muncipal Railway (City buses and cable cars)
http://www.sfmuni.com/

Dine Out:

Willi's Wine Bar
4404 Old Redwood Hwy
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-5267-3096

Plan an evening to visit our new friends at Willie's for wonderful international small-plate/Tapas/Meze-style dining with a superb local winelist.

Wine Discoveries:

J Wine Company
11447 Old Redwood Hwy
Healdsburg, CA 95448 707-431-3646 or (888) JWINECO
www.jwine.com

Stop in to see our friends at J for a delicious and educational sampling of perfectly crafted sparkling wines, pinot noir, chardonnary, and Chef Jessica Gorin's thoughtful food pairings.

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Photos by Jack Burton.



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