Guide to Healdsburg & Dry Creek Valley

I’m lucky enough to call Healdsburg home, and after half a year as a resident I’m finally ready to create this guide to share my recommendations. Healdsburg is such a great place to base yourself as it is smack bang in the middle of an intersection of four major appellations; Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, […]

A visit to Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate

Every time I visit Michel-Schlumberger I get a warm welcome and have a great time.  This has turned into one of my favorite winery experiences in Dry Creek Valley.  What I like about it is there is no tasting counter and guests can sit on the comfy leather chairs inside, or outside on the patio. […]

A visit to Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

I couldn’t help being wowed as soon as I arrived at Ferrari-Carano. What greeted me was a glamorous Italian mansion surrounded by festive bright red flowers, fountains, lush gardens, and miles of golden vines.  Visually this is very impressive and one of the most stunning estates in Dry Creek Valley. I arrived in the tasting […]

Best wineries to visit in winter

If you’re on the fence about visiting Napa and Sonoma during winter, I can assure you that this is actually a great time to visit.  Not only can you cozy up in front of the fire at many wineries, but you’ll avoid the crowds, get personalized attention and even save on hotels.  Napa and Sonoma […]