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Secret Sunset Spot

Secret Sunset Spot

We locals have a favorite spot to watch the sunset around here, and it’s magical. Wind you way up Geysers Road, just a quick turn of Route 128, until you get to the highest point in the road. You will see the Hawkeye Ranch gate and near it a beautiful old oak tree. Take a seat under the oak and watch as the sunset unfolds across the Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. Wine optional 🙂

Geyserville History Museum

Geyserville History Museum

Are you a small town history buff? if so do not pass up a visit to the newly opened Geyserville History Museum. Owned by town historian and defect mayor 80 year old Harry Bosworth with his daughter Gretchen you will find lots of amazing memorabilia and historical artifacts housed inside this 1902 building in the center of Geyserville. Enter through the charming Bosworth Store and check out the large array of hats for sale. Open 11AM to 7PM Thursday through…

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Meat, Meat and More Meat

Meat, Meat and More Meat

Do you love Salumi? If so you will really enjoy this gorgeous shrine to meat of all kinds. Opened about a year ago….Journeyman Meat Company, owned by Pete and Kathy Seghesio, Healdsburg locals, is a combination butcher shop, salumi counter and wine tasting bar. Ask for the Sicilian style Terrona which is imbued with Parmesan…..it cannot be beat. Or order one of their wonderful hamburgers..and learn what a hamburger should really taste like! If you find yourself in Geyserville you…

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Riding Geyser Road and Rockpile

Riding Geyser Road and Rockpile

I just returned from my first cycling excursion to California, which tied in nicely with the Tour of California stage at Santa Rosa. I am a nubie on the cycling front, celebrating my first year in June of riding, but in this short time I have found hill riding the most enjoyable and rewarding for losing weight (which is why I fell into cycling initially), and getting above a place to see it anew. When I first arrived to meet up…

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Craft Beer in the North Bay

Craft Beer in the North Bay

I recently returned from a great trip to Seattle to visit my son. I was amazed at the number of breweries there were there. Not being much of a beer drinker, breweries are not usually something I pay much attention to but my interest was piqued because of my son’s interest and knowledge about the different styles of beer. As with anything like this there was a lot to learn. I came back to Sonoma County slightly better educated about….

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A Meandering Ride through Wine Country

A Meandering Ride through Wine Country

We had a cyclist couple in the tasting room last Saturday who had both, the day before, completed the grueling Geysers ride – an unforgiving 18 mile, 3,000 ft climb followed by a steep and very technical descent. Locals was the half-way stop on their “recovery” ride, a thirty mile loop starting in Healdsburg and meandering through Dry Creek and Alexander Valley. Now this route is manageable for all but the most novice rider – a couple of hours at…

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A Taste of Geyserville Tour – New Summer Tour!

A Taste of Geyserville Tour – New Summer Tour!

An hour’s drive north from San Francisco, surrounded by miles of vineyards lies Geyserville, the perfect getaway escape.  It’s the gateway to the Alexander Valley, a California American Viticultural area, home to 26+ outstanding wineries. The town is rustic, the vibe casual…but don’t let that fool you. Serious wine and food happens here. Tour Details Price:  $49 Start Time: 11:00 a.m. Available:  Thurs- Sun. by reservation only Price Includes: All food, drink and tasting fees! Duration: 2.5 hours. Tour ends approx. at 1:30 p.m. however we have…

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Geyserville Visitors Center

Geyserville Visitors Center

“Oye! Oye!” The Geyserville Visitor’s Center and Museum (located in a cozy room tucked beside Harry Bosworth’s iconic store) is open Friday through Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30PM. Now up to a searing 7 patrons per day from starting point of around 4, attendance is now certainly hitting its stride. The room is crammed floor to ceiling with agricultural curios including a triptych display of antique barbed wire; sundry collectibles donated by venerable Geyserville families; and some beautifully delicate Pomo…

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The Great Joys of Living in Sonoma County

The Great Joys of Living in Sonoma County

One of the great joys of living in Sonoma County is sharing your home and seeing it afresh through a visiting friends eyes. My friend Claude just this week visited from Montpellier  France  and as I played tour guide the beauty and excitement that is vintage time was brought into sharp focus. Grape trucks zooming up and down the highway the vines showing brilliant gold, red and green hues and the smell of fermenting grapes wafting in the car window…

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Got Coffee?

Got Coffee?

When starting off your day of wine tasting, getting a good jump on the day is important. I think a good cup of coffee can help shape your day from being tired and dreary in the morning to be full of energy and ready to face the day. Depending on where your day starts gives you many options for an amazing cup of local joe. Starting up in Cloverdale, the coffee shop Plank is the coolest place to go. Located…

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