Tucked into what feels like a regal woodland in the heart of the Valley – almost appearing out of nowhere with its distinct pink buildings peeking out from mature trees that tower well over 100 feet – is the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. It is just a few miles from the bustling historic Sonoma Plaza but feels as if in a remote world all its own.
Author: Alison Bailin Batz
If you love big, bold red wines whose aromatics burst from the bottle and dance across your nose and then whose layers of flavors come in waves on your palate…then Hamel Family Wines in Sonoma is for you.
There is one word that comes to mind when you visit Paso Robles-based DAOU Vineyards: WOW.
Greater Palm Springs – which includes Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella – offers a vivid tapestry of diverse experiences from hot springs and healing spas to epicurean adventures and animal encounters.
There is a new kid on the block in the Rutherford region of Napa, and she is a stunner. In 2020, ONEHOPE Wine opened its first full-scale tasting room in the heart of Napa.
Though it got its start as a wine region in earnest in the 1980s, Paso Robles is already among the preeminent destinations to oenophiles worldwide.
Booker Vineyard is a game-changer for Paso Robles. While the region has long noted it isn’t going for the larger-than-life opulence of Napa, a little WOW factor never hurt anyone.
There is no wrong time to visit Lake Tahoe. But in the winter; it is magic. The southern shore of Lake Tahoe—nicknamed Tahoe South and straddling the Nevada/California border—truly has it all.
Among Sonoma County’s best accommodations, The Lodge at Sonoma Resort, Autograph Collection seamlessly blends the region’s distinctive beauty with California-inspired gastronomy and extraordinary amenities. And, thanks to a recent $17 million renovation, it checks even more “wow” boxes than before.
Gundlach Bundschu Winery: It might be a hard name to say (those in the know call it “Gun Bun” for short), but it is an estate vineyard with a story easy to love.