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How to Get a Buzz in Wine Country if You Don't Drink

On the world stage, Sonoma Valley may be best well-known for wine, but it’s definitely not just for drinkers. In fact, Sonoma Valley has long been a center for wellness, attracting nature-lovers, creatives and makers, spa-goers, and more. So, whether you’re not a drinker, gearing up for a dry January, or looking for new things to do on your next visit here, Sonoma Valley offers tons of stimulating…

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Best Wines to Drink with Holiday Dishes

While the adage of drinking what you enjoy always rings true, it’s also true that the perfect wine and food pairing can be transcendent. Take it from us: understanding grape varietals and which meals match them best is sure to create a flavor explosion that you won’t soon forget. Whether you seek to match textures, or balance out flavors, pairing wine with intention can take your dining experience…

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The 2022 Sonoma Valley Cannabis Harvest Report

Harvest season comes in as many crops as it does colors, and while Sonoma Valley is best known for wine, it is also celebrated by those-who-know for its quality cannabis. In fact, some of the valley’s premier cannabis hails from the foothills of Sonoma Mountain in Glen Ellen, where fields are flat with a slight grade, absorbing plenty of afternoon sunshine—an ideal spot for the dry, well-drained…

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Cannabis 101: A Visitors' Guide

Cannabis tourism is growing quickly throughout California. With over 800 dispensaries, cannabis is as approachable as it is legal. With lots of ways to enjoy it, from smoking or vaping to ingesting edibles or drinking it in tonics or sodas, and with countless strains to explore, from indica to sativa, consumers will find as much diversity in the possibilities as they would in the wine, beer and…

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Celebrating the Grape Harvest

When budbreak starts in early March, it’s hard to believe the tiny buds we see on the vine turn into the beautiful grape clusters that make Sonoma Valley wines so delicious. An incredible team effort goes into making a vintage great, from the weather, soil and sun exposure of a given vine to the influence of the growers and winemakers—a concept wine-lovers call terroir. You can taste Sonoma…

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Top Hidden Gems in Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley is full of amazing things to do--so much so, that often times, the real gems never even make the guidebooks. That's why we’ve put together this list of some of our favorite hotspots and things to do—all are sure to make your next trip to Sonoma Valley a visit to remember. If you like…

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Farm Fun in Sonoma Valley

As a hotbed of sustainable agriculture and small family farms for decades, it’s no wonder Sonoma Valley became the birthplace of the American farm-to-table movement. Blessed with rich soils, a sunny climate and cooling fog and sea breezes makes the food here taste special--so much so that the iconic food writer, MFK Fisher, made the valley her final home, and Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters…

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Highwayman Wines' Summer Peach & Blueberry Tart

There's nothing like ripe, succulent summer peaches and tart, fresh blueberries to grace your summer table! This delicious summer dessert, brought to us by Highwayman Wines, is the perfect Sonoma summer treat. We recommend trying it alongside a cool, crisp bottle of Highwayman's Doxy Charm, a light and bright sparkling wine of rosé made in the traditional method, sure to refresh the palate…

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