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SEPTEMBER 2016

Bay Area Reporter: LGBT travelers find a perfect pairing in Sonoma
You don't have to twist my arm to venture up to Sonoma for a weekend of wine tasting and exploring the restaurant scene. Just thinking about it makes my girlfriend and I want to recline back on a porch with a glass of wine and a plate of appetizers as we carry on conversations with our friends...

Conde Nast Traveler: Where in the World to Eat
“Chef Ari Weiswasser seems to work the line every single night. The roasted baby carrots with harissa and crispy chickpeas, served in a cast-iron skillet, was a standout. The menu is simple..." 

DuJour Magazine: The Bucket List: Northern California Travel Guide
Take a two-part trip to Northern California with waterfront views, fresh seafood and endless wine tasting...
 

AUGUST 2016

7x7: A Jazz Hands-Worthy Weekend in the Sonoma Valley
Each summer for the last five years, Broadway has come to Sonoma thanks to the Transcendence Theatre Company, which puts on an all-out stage production of iconic show tunes and dance numbers in the open air at Jack London State Park. The rollicking performance is worth building an entire weekend around...

San Francisco Magazine: The Best Places to Go Drinking with Your Dog in Sonoma County
While it’s technically true that more than half of Sonoma County’s roughly 425 wineries are dog friendly, that’s sort of like saying that most fast-food chains are vegetarian friendly (we see you there, Arby’s bread sandwich). Just as in Napa, in Sonoma County there’s a difference between best in show and merely showing up. Here, seven wineries that have made it to top dog...
 

JUNE 2016

Forbes.com: You Think You Know Wine Tasting? Sonoma Is Redefining The Game With New Tasting Experiences
Wine tasting trips are a treat; what’s not to love about sipping wines in their natural settings? Even if you know nothing about wine, you can appreciate the tastes, the views, the cheese plates and bread sticks. But as the days go on, and the wine starts working...

JustLuxe.com: Scenic Sonoma is a Wine Country Lover's Delight
Sonoma is a wine country lover’s delight: It has ambience, idyllic scenery and sumptuous bounty from surrounding farms and wineries. Sonoma is the perfect spot for a getaway. Make it a point to stop at the gems just on the outskirts of town you’ve probably passed by on prior visits...

Transcendence Theatre Company recently shared their talents and performed on Good Day Sacramento

Food Network: A Newcomer's Guide to the Sonoma Valley!
This California wine region is home to more than 450 vineyards and some of the state's best eats, making it a must-visit for wine lovers and food lovers alike...

Oyster.com: 5 Alternative Ways to Tour Sonoma Wine Country You Won't Expect
A short drive from San Francisco, Sonoma County produces some of the best wines in the country. Though this quiet Northern California farmscape is often overshadowed by its better-known neighbor, the Napa Valley, Sonoma offers excellent wine touring options -- sans crowds or pretense. Best of all, the area offers plenty​...

Examiner.com: Kenwood: Kick back in Kenwood
The tiny hamlet of Kenwood dates back to the late 1800s when it was part of a Mexican land grant. In 1895, the townspeople voted to name the location Kenwood, because its original name – Guilicos, the land grant designation – was too difficult to pronounce...

 

MAY 2016

Bay Area Buzz: Sonoma Weekend Getaway Guide
Today, Sonoma is at the forefront of California’s wine industry, known for growing everything from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay grapes. However, the city also has a rich past including the mission period as well as Mexican colonial history. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway...

 

APRIL 2016

Sunset Magazine: Best places to live for any lifestyle
“Everyone’s thinking about food and wine all day long here,” says Sondra Bernstein, proprietor of The Girl & The Fig restaurant in Sonoma. “It’s like, ‘What’s happening in the news?’ ” Bernstein, who has many projects, recently added a 2-acre biodynamic farm in a sharecropping agreement with a winery...

Where Traveler: Explore the Charming Downtowns of Northern California Wine Country
The small town of Sonoma is marked by the Sonoma Plaza, the largest in the state. Colonial-era adobe buildings surround this town center that’s served as both a Mexican military outpost and a Spanish Mission village...

Wine Country Getaways: Sonoma Valley Wine Country Getaway
There’s so much to see, do, and explore in this area known as the Valley of the Moon. We just spent three full days exploring the Sonoma Valley wine country. What a treat and delightful way to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying beautiful scenery...

 

MARCH 2016

KCBS Foodie Chap interview with the girl & the fig
A native Californian, Chef de Cuisine Jeremy Zimmerman knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life at 23 years old; as a manager at a restaurant in Southern California he saw the chef leaving for the night after a busy dinner service...

KCBS Foodie Chap interview with Glen Ellen Star
Established in 2012, Glen Ellen Star is the culmination of a decade-long dream by Chef Ari Weiswasser and his wife Erinn Benziger-Weiswasser. Resembling a quaint farmhouse while invoking a rural and rustic feeling of California wine country...

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