Sonoma

| Indulge In A Classic | Don’t you just love a true sense of place? Sure, a brand-new something can be exciting, but few ah-ha moments fire us up faster than knowing that, over the fullness of time, so much life has been lived and such fascinating history played out … on the very ground on which we […]

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| Greening in Sonoma & Napa | Sometimes you have to get away, even if for a day. For us this is one of those times—so we’re delighted to feel the rejuvenation mojo workin’ even as we drive toward Sonoma, in Northern California. The skies are a vast blue interrupted only by distant, solitary caravans […]

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| New Chef Shines | It’s a lovely evening, and the tourists are trolling the sidewalks of Sonoma around the city’s delightful, leafy square. They’re looking for a place to eat, and so are we. Not that Sonoma is short on dining options, not at all. It has plenty of those. But when you narrow […]

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| Green By Design | This is a fable called Green Hotel 2.0. Start with one nasty old gas station, a relic of the Carbon Age. Remove it and the all the oily, greasy soil beneath and restore the land to health. Now in this very space raise an eco-chic refuge. Let’s say it has […]

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| Green Wine News | Sonoma County just got a little greener.  J Vineyards & Winery, in Russian River Valley, has achieved certified sustainable status through the California Sustainable Winegrowers Alliance (CSWA). The sustainable certification covers all vineyard and winery operations. J Vineyards & Winery, located just south of Healdsburg, is independently owned and has […]

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| Eat, Sleep Green |   How cool! Awaiting us is what promises to be a perfect night in Green Wine Country: a “green” meal, a “green” sleep. At Vineyards Inn, the locally acclaimed organic tapas restaurant in Kenwood, dinner timing has just been confirmed, a key to our accommodations and instructions on how to operate […]

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| Sonoma’s Slow Pleasures | There are many reasons to visit the town of Sonoma. Wine tops most lists, of course, as this is iconic California Wine Country, if more down-home than nearby Napa Valley. History lives on here, at Sonoma State Historic Park and Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma on Sonoma Plaza, the […]

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| Wine Country Green | When we arrive, the U.S. Green Building Council is finishing up a meeting in the barn. In a few days  a big dinner will be hosted here to celebrate Sonoma as America’s first Slow City. A Who’s Who of this part of California Wine Country will be in attendance, happy […]

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