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Healdsburg Restaurant Patios Reopen for Outdoor Dining in Wine Country

Enjoying an outdoor meal in the summer months in Healdsburg is always on my list of things to do–many day-trippers and out-of-state travelers would agree. After being… Continue Reading

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How to Fly to Napa Sonoma Wine Country: Santa Rosa Airport

Most people who visit us here in Sonoma County and Napa Valley wine country fly into San Francisco or Oakland, then make the nearly two-hour drive up… Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Summer Picnic Items List

There’s something charmed about sharing a delicious meal outdoors, surrounded by nature’s beauty, miles from the nearest restaurant. This is especially true in wine country, with its… Continue Reading

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Healdsburg Wineries with Patios Now Open for Al Fresco Wine & Food Pairing in Sonoma

Eating and drinking is always on the agenda in Healdsburg, a vine-carpeted corner of Sonoma County where three wine regions intersect with a charming town square filled… Continue Reading

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A Wine Country Chef’s Elegant Picnic Snack Ideas

Good friends and great scenery are two key components of a memorable summer outing, for sure, but the picnic snacks are the main event. The very best… Continue Reading

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Best Hiking in Sonoma County: Vineyard Hikes with Views

When I want to go wine tasting, my natural tendency, as a local, is to hop in the car and go find a tasting room. It’s the… Continue Reading

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Chardonnay Characteristics: Pairing Cheese and Food with Different Styles

Out of the many thousands of grape varieties grown on the planet, chardonnay is the champion chameleon. Depending on Mother Nature, the winemaker’s whims and the place… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Living Wreath with Succulents

Wreaths are a beautiful way to decorate your home not only for the holidays, but all year long. Starting with a base of natural moss, you can… Continue Reading

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Duck Confit Recipe: Substitute Olive Oil for Duck Fat

There is always a batch of duck confit in some stage of preparation in our kitchen at Jordan. It’s a French-inspired winery after all. One of the… Continue Reading

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