Itineraries, what to do, points of interest, restaurants, hotels, and background info, sorted by region.

Napa Valley | Sonoma County | Marin County | Mendocino County | Paso Robles | Oregon 

Napa Valley


3 Historic Napa Valley Wineries Day Trip
3 St. Helena Wineries with a Personal Touch
48 Perfect Hours in Calistoga
Downtown Napa in a Day

Wines and Wineries

10 Foolproof Napa Valley Cabernet Tasting Experiences
Anarchist Wine Co. Current Releases
Bennett Lane Winery
C. Elizabeth Wines – Classy Napa Valley Cabs Make a Good Case for American Oak
Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc
Charles Krug Winery
Conn Creek Winery  Play Winemaker for a Day
Corison Winery
Dos Lagos Vineyards  Winery First Date Inspires Couple’s Foray into Winemaking
Fontanella Family Winery  Napa Couple “Living the Dream” on Mt. Veeder
HALL St. Helena
Hesperian Wines  Striving for Perfection on Atlas Peak
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Larkmead Vineyards
Louis M. Martini Winery
Peju Winery Sets Lofty Goal
Piña Napa Valley
Quixote Winery
Schweiger Vineyards  Halfway to Heaven atop Spring Mountain
Silver Oak
St. Clair Brown Winery & Brewery
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Stony Hill Vineyard
Tres Sabores Winery

Where to Eat, Drink, and Sleep

Calistoga Lodgings Cheat Sheet
Calistoga Restaurants Cheat Sheet
Compline Wine Bar, Restaurant, and Merchant
Napa Lodgings Cheat Sheet
St. Helena Lodgings Cheat Sheet

More about Napa Valley

7 Things to Do in Wine Country Once the (2019) Fires Are Out
Bernie Taupin Headlines Backstage Lounge at Cliff Lede Vineyards
California Petite Sirah I Really Do Love You
Little Pieces of Paradise
Napa Valley Basics

Sonoma County


Sonoma Pinot Noir Day Trip

Wines and Wineries

ACORN Winery
Aperture Cellars Winemaker Knows a Lot About the Little Things
Bacchus Landing – It’s a Families Affair
Blue Farm Wines
Bucher Vineyard Pinot Trio a Total Delight
Hamel Family Wines
Join the Virtual Parade at Flambeaux Winery
Jordan Winery – Paris on the Terrace
Joseph Jewell Wines
La Pitchoune – Boutique Winery’s Sonoma Mountain Pinots Shine
Lombardi Wines 2018 Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs 
Martinelli Winery
Patz & Hall
Rootdown Wine Cellars   Current Releases
Sojourn Cellars
Sonoma Plaza
Three Sticks Wines

Where to Eat, Drink, and Sleep

El Molino Central
Healdsburg Restaurants Cheat Sheet
Sonoma Restaurants Cheat Sheet
Tasca Tasca Portuguese Tapas Restaurant and Wine Bar

More About Sonoma County

7 Things to Do in Wine Country Once the (2019) Fires Are Out
Little Pieces of Paradise
Meet the Principals at Wine and Food Fest (North Coast Wine and Food)
Sonoma County Basics
Sonoma County Vineyard Walks
Two Reds Vie for the Heart at Wine-Food Pairing (Bannister Wines)
Virtual Taste While You Shelter in Place (Three Sticks Wines)

Marin County


Scenic Marin Headlands Escape

Great Marin County Hikes

Abbotts Lagoon
Battery Mendell to Battery Townsley
Coastal Trail to Bass Lake and Alamere Falls
Coastal, Wolf Ridge, Miwok Trails Loop
Dipsea Trail
East Peak Mount Tamalpais
Mount Tamalpais Muir Woods Loop
Olompali State Park
Rodeo Lagoon to Point Bonita Lighthouse
Rodeo Lagoon Trail Loop
Roy’s Redwoods Open Space Preserve
Steep Ravine to Matt Davis Loop
Tennessee Valley
Tule Elk Preserve

What to Do Elsewhere in Marin
Conzelman Road Vista Points
Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Muir Woods National Monument

More about Marin

A Brief History of Sausalito
Marin County Basics
Marin County’s Bounty

Mendocino County


2 Fun Days Tasting Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

More About Mendocino County

6 Reasons to Check Out Blue Quail Wines
Current Releases from Rootdown Wine Cellars

Monterey County

5 Things to Do in Monterey County This Fall

Paso Robles

What to Do

8 Reasons to Visit Paso Robles Now
Paso Robles Pioneer Museum


12 Foolproof Paso Robles Wine Tasting Experiences
Brecon Estate
LXV Wine Lounge
Niner Wine Estates
Sixmilebridge Vineyards
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Turley Wine Cellars

Where to Eat, Drink, and Sleep

Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles
Paso Robles Lodgings Cheat Sheet
Paso Robles Restaurants Cheat Sheet
Thomas Hill Organics

More About Paso Robles

Coffee Table Love Note to Paso Robles
Paso Robles Wine Facts
Paso Robles CAB Collective

San Luis Obispo

Hotel San Luis Obispo


Following the Oregon Wine Trail in California
Hooray for Oregon Chardonnay

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