Winery Walks: Think Lavender at Matanzas Creek Winery

We recently visited Matanzas Creek Winery – just before a big event. The lavender was gorgeous and the wine was pretty good too. Please visit soon before the lavender is harvested. Originally posted in June 2014: If it’s June, think about visiting Matanzas Creek Winery in the Bennett Valley in Sonoma County. Thought we hadContinue reading “Winery Walks: Think Lavender at Matanzas Creek Winery”

More Oregon: Wineries, One more Bridge & Florence

Mike chose a couple of wineries to visit on our Oregon trip. Last year we visited Valley View Winery near Jacksonville, this year we first stopped at King Estate. Leaving Cottage Grove, we circled west on Territorial Hwy. From our route around the valley, we could see King Estate on a distant hill. It wasContinue reading “More Oregon: Wineries, One more Bridge & Florence”

Winery Walks: Coppola Winery

No wine was hurt on a recent visit to Coppola Winery. It is such an amazing place – we didn’t feel the need to drink. A spectacular day with an unusual sky for Northern California ensured a great visit. Coppola Winery is in the Alexander Valley, near Geyserville, CA. A welcoming place, their website descriptionContinue reading “Winery Walks: Coppola Winery”

Winery Walks: Korbel – Guerneville

We went to Korbel (again) last fall, but the season got too late for publicizing the glory of their gardens. So with a few new stops, I can now show you Korbel Winery. In the redwoods near Guerneville is Korbel Winery. (Sorry, can’t link to their website. It’s age screened. If you’re old enough goContinue reading “Winery Walks: Korbel – Guerneville”

Winery Walks: Bartholomew Park Winery

For short flat walks, wineries can provide beautiful gardens, vistas and charming if sometime kitschy architecture for your viewing pleasure. With sixteen tasting rooms around Sonoma Plaza you could get pretty drunk before ever visiting a winery. Might I suggest first a trip to the gardens near Bartholomew Park Winery. off 7th St. East. YouContinue reading “Winery Walks: Bartholomew Park Winery”

Winery Walks: Lynmar Estate

For short flat walks, wineries can provide beautiful gardens, vistas and charming if sometime kitschy architecture for your viewing pleasure. Near Graton and Sebastopol you will see many wineries along Hwy 116. However if you turn on Frei Rd, you’ll find this gem – Lynmar Estates.

Winery Walks: Chateau St. Jean

For short flat walks, wineries can provide beautiful gardens, vistas and charming if sometime kitschy architecture for your viewing pleasure. With over 300 wineries in Sonoma County, we won’t cover all of them – but we will display some of our favorite gardens. Some are walks on their own and some are near places weContinue reading “Winery Walks: Chateau St. Jean”

Winery Walks: Ferrari-Carano

For short flat walks, wineries can provide beautiful gardens, vistas and charming if sometime kitschy architecture for your viewing pleasure. With over 300 wineries in Sonoma County, we won’t cover all of them – but we will display some of our favorite gardens. Some are walks on their own and some are near places weContinue reading “Winery Walks: Ferrari-Carano”