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Healdsburg Jazz Festival 5/31-6/9

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Tickets Now On Sale! Sonoma County’s “wine country” again becomes “jazz country” when the 15th annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival takes rolls into town, from May 31 – June 9, 2013 at indoor and outdoor venues around Healdsburg.

The 2013 festival lineup includes a two-day tribute to jazz bassist CHARLIE HADEN, with CARLA BLEY, RAVI COLTRANE and more, plus other headline concerts by CHARLES LLOYD with JASON MORAN, and the FRED HERSCH TRIO.

Other featured artists appearing on our stages include LEE KONITZ, JOHN HEARD, BILL FRISELL, and more. Complete schedule here.

We’re also pleased to welcome SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® to the list of artists in performance at Festival 2013. The all-women a cappella group celebrates their 40th year on June 9 with a stirring concert of gospel, blues, uplift and world music – it all adds up to Healdsburg Jazz! See press release here. http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org

Endless Events For The Month Of August!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

There are so many reasons to visit Healdsburg this month. Aside from the amazing farmers market and Tuesdays in the Plaza concert series which is absolutely fun to go to, check out these events and see if you’d like to attend any while you’re here in Healdsburg!

August 10, Healdsburg Certified Farmers’ Market & Tuesdays in the Plaza Concert Series, The Healdsburg Certified Farmers’ Market’s New Location is 1 block northwest of the Plaza at Vine and North Streets (in the Purity Lot), open 4 pm – 6:30 pm, Concerts are 6 pm – 8 pm in the Downtown Plaza. Performing: Zydeco Flames – Zydeco

August 13 & 14, Raven Players present: RENT, at Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North Street, Healdsburg. RENT is a Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical that changed the face of Broadway during its run from 1996-2008. A modern re-telling of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera La boheme, it tells a story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS. This is a landmark rock musical with an amazing local Sonoma County cast! Show opens Aug 13, 2010 at the historic Raven Theater in gorgeous and hip downtown Healdsburg, CA. Music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Directed by Justin Pyne.

August 14, Quivira Pig Roast, Join us in our Garden for an evening of wine, food and the blues. We’ll be roasting a whole pig, as well as eating other BBQ fixins prepared by Zin Restaurant. Event space is limited to 75 people, and the cost is $95.00 per person. We start at 4:00 pm and we hope to see you there.

August 14, Dog Days of Summer, at Mutt Lynch Winery, 602 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg. Come humans, come dogs, come all! Join us for our Dog Days of Summer Open House on Saturday August 14 to benefit the San Francisco SPCA. 2 and 4 legged guests should come prepared for a doggone good time featuring – New Release Wine Tasting, Hound Lounge, Yapps & Apps, Live Music, Unveiling of 2008 Rusty Muttitage, Dog Art, Benefit Event. At our winery at 602 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg, Saturday, August 14, from 11am to 5pm. $10 admission, dogs welcome for free! 100% of admission receipts and 10% of proceeds will be donated to the shelter.

August 14, The Art of Wood Fired Cooking Class & Cookbook Signing, at Lambert Bridge Winery, 4085 W. Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Lambert Bridge is proud to host Andrea Mugnaini’s new cookbook release classes for The Art of Wood Fired Cooking! This long awaited cookbook is filled with step by step instructions, recipes from appetizers to desserts and all captured with beautiful photography. This class is geared towards non-oven owners as well as first time users. If you are wondering about the potential of a wood fired oven for your home then this is the class for you. Watch Andrea cook and you will experience how high heat and live flame can transform any menu item. See for yourself the ease of managing a Mugnaini wood fired oven for multiple cooking techniques and ask any question you can think of – we have the answers! A complete meal will be served from the wood fired oven, pairing recipes from Andrea’s book with Lambert Bridge wines. These events fill up fast so we recommend reserving your place quickly! Cookbook signing will take place after the class. 11:00am – 2:00pm, $95 per person; $85 LAC.

August 14, Lobster Feed, at Sbragia Family Vineyards & Winery, 9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville. Come and join the fun at our Lobster Feed! Enjoy fresh lobster, amazing wine and a spectacular sunset on the terrace. 4 pm. Tickets: $95.00 Wine Club/$115.00 Public.

August 14, Moshin Pictures on the Crush Pad: Blue Hawaii, at Moshin Vineyards, 10295 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Moshin Pictures are back this Summer! Join us on the Crush pad under the stars for a fabulous show, Moshin wine and all the popcorn you can eat. Feel free to bring your friends, your favorite movie snacks, and an extra sweater for the cool Russian River night. Shows start at dusk around 8:30 pm. $20 general admission or $15 for Club Members. Admission includes your first glass of wine and entry in the drawing for more movie tickets.

August 19, 20, 21, Raven Players present: RENT, at Raven Performing Arts Theater, 115 North Street, Healdsburg. RENT is a Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical that changed the face of Broadway during its run from 1996-2008. A modern re-telling of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera La boheme, it tells a story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of AIDS. This is a landmark rock musical with an amazing local Sonoma County cast! Show opens Aug 13, 2010 at the historic Raven Theater in gorgeous and hip downtown Healdsburg, CA. Music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Directed by Justin Pyne.

August 20 – 22, 15th Annual Grape to Glass Weekend, “Where Creative Juices Flow!” Join the Russian River Valley Winegrowers for a weekend of artistic passions as we celebrate the kick-off the 15th Annual Grape to Glass weekend! Three days of fine wine, food, music, art and recreation in the vineyards and neighborhoods of the Russian River Valley. We’re taking our showcase program to new heights in hospitality, entertainment and recreation. The wines of the Russian River Valley play the starring role. Sharing the stage are the other leading actors in a region resplendent with natural beauty and a community rich in an artisanal heritage and compelling characters. Pick from a varied palette of activities or take it all in! You’ll meet and mingle with the farmers and winemakers. You’ll enjoy the freshest local cuisine created by our region’s chefs and artisan food purveyors. You’ll tour, bike and kayak. And at every event, the art and artists and stunning visual landscapes of the Russian River Valley will remind you where Creative Juices Flow! Unique In Depth Tours; Virtual Photo Contest; Live Concert; Cycling & Kayaking; Hog in The Fog BBQ; Live & Silent Auctions; Sparkling Brunch.

August 20, 21 & 22, Healdsburg’s Downtown Sidewalk Sale, Downtown merchants are holding a sidewalk and in-store sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

August 21, Healdsburg Farmers’ Market presents: The Zucchini Festival, Zucchini Car Races and Giant Zucchini Contest. The Saturday Market takes place from the first Saturday in May to the end of November. The opening cow bell rings at 9 AM and the market ends at Noon.

August 21, Oysters and More!, at Lambert Bridge Winery, 4085 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Kick off your Weekend with Oysters, Oysters, and more Oysters! We will be pairing Oysters with our crisp, perfect for the summer, white wines in our beautiful picnic gardens. Casually sip on our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Viognier, throw back a few oysters, and learn some basics on how to shuck and grill oysters to perfection! A variety of Oysters from local farms such as Tomales Bay and Hog Island will be shucked and served by “The Oyster Girls”. You won’t want to miss these delightful treats! 2:00pm – 4:00pm, $55 per person; $45 LAC. Reservations Required. Limited to 12 Oysters per person.

August 22, ‘A Perfect Pair’ Tasting, at Hop Kiln Winery, 6050 Westside Road, Healdsburg. Start by indulging in this complimentary tasting of roasted chicken salad with Bartlett pears and golden raisins dressed with A Perfect Pear Chipotle Sauce. Finish with A Perfect Pear Dark Chocolate Pear Cabernet Sauce fondue with fresh strawberries. 11-3pm.

August 29, Healdsburg’s Antiques Fair on the Plaza – 20th Year, in Downtown Healdsburg. Free Admission, 9 am – 4 pm. 20th Year! 90 Dealers! May 30 & August 29, 2010. Sponsored by the Healdsburg Historical Society.

 Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need help with accommodations, or if you need advice on which restaurants to go to. Hope to hear from you soon! Have a wonderful time here in Healdsburg!

What’s Going On In Healdsburg This Weekend?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

If you’ll be in Healdsburg this weekend, there will be two events that you should look out for.

First, the Vineman- this will be held on Saturday, July 31st. 2010 marks the 21st Annual Full Vineman Triathlon, making it the oldest independant Ironman distance triathlon held in the continental United States. The experience which Vineman athletes have will be unmatched, as they swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles through beautiful Sonoma County’s wine country. The Vineman course is a tour of Sonoma County vineyards & wineries, which passes through five distinct regions. The swim takes place at Johnson’s Beach in the Russian River, one of the most rustic swim venues you’ll see in the sport. The bike course is a mix of terrain, and travels through the Russian River, Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, and Chalk Hill grape growing regions. With slightly less than 4000 feet of climbing for the entire bike course athletes find the course to be challenging but not overwhelming. The three loop, out-and-back, run course takes the athletes from the finish area through the back roads of Sonoma County. This will allow athletes to see their fellow competitors, family, and friends more often and keep everyone closer to “home”.

Second, Birding With A Ranger begins at Lake Sonoma. A Ranger will lead a walk every Sunday at 9:00AM – bring your binoculars, or there are some available for you to borrow. Meet at the Visitor Center on 3288 Skaggs Springs Rd in Geyserville. For more information please call Park Ranger Michael Carroll at 707-431-4535.

ZIN Taste

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Sonoma County is the best place in the world to grow Zinfandel, so a few wineries here in Healdsburg want to put that to the test! On July 29th, Thursday, everyone over 21 years old is invited to go Affronti Restaurant in Healdsburg to have a taste test of zinfandels from various wineries from Dry Creek and Alexander Valley.

This will be a live wine tasting event to determine whether your favorite zin comes from Dry Creek or Alexander Valley, hosted by Alexander Valley Vineyards, Ridge Lytton Springs and Seghesio Family Vineyards.

Here’s the line up:

Alexander Valley
~ 2008 Ridge Geyserville
~ 2008 Seghesio Home Ranch
~ 2008 Sin Zin – Alexander Valley Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley
~ 2006 Redemption Zin – Alexander Valley Vineyards
~ 2007 Ridge Lytton Springs
~ 2007 Seghesio Cortina Dry Creek Valley

If you’re on twitter, add the hash tag #ZinTaste and taste along with us.  Get your friends together to taste all six or simply choose a few.  Affronti has a live performances every Thursday, so stay a while to enjoy the music and have something to eat.

Have fun and taste responsibly!

24th Annual Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour

Friday, July 9th, 2010

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The Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour is just one week away! Healdsburg is known for being one of the best places to cycle, and if you’re into cycling and racing, this is the perfect activity for you! There can’t be anything better than cycling through vineyards, especially during this time of the year since the grapes are growing! There are races for cyclists of all levels. Road and mountain bike riders will enjoy this moderately challenging ride through the Alexander, Dry Creek & Russian River Valleys. Distance options include 23, 37 or 60 miles; gradually increasing in difficulty. The 23 mile route is rather flat, while the 37 & 60 mile routes have more rolling hills and moderate climbs.

We highly recommend you register for this event and stay for the weekend! We are almost booked for that weekend, so if you’d like to stay in one of our vacation homes that are right in Dry Creek, Alexander Valley or Russian River Valley, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (707) 433-8899. We’d love to help you out!

Good luck!

Looking For A Place To Watch The Fireworks?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

If you’re looking for a plce to watch the fireworks this 4th of July, the place to be is at the Healdsburg High School Athletic Field. This is the 20th year that your local veterans are sponsoring the show. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm, and last for approximately 40 minutes.

Everyone comes together to watch the fireworks, so this will be a memorable experience for you if you’ll be visiting Healdsburg for the first time. Prepare to be blown away! Have fun and be safe!

Farmers Market & Tuesdays In The Plaza

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

If you’ll be visiting Healdsburg anytime soon, we’d like to invite you to attend the free concert at the plaza every Tuesday from 6:00PM-8:00PM, and the farmers market from 4:00PM-6:30PM at Plaza at Vine and North Streets!

Tuesdays In The Plaza is a tradition for many of us here in Healdsburg- almost everyone in town comes together and we bring a picnic blanket and a basket of yummy things to munch on such as cheese, crackers, fresh fruits, and pasta and bring our own chairs and catch up with friends. The music is always great and everyone gets up and starts dancing in the middle!

So if you’ll be in town on a Tuesday, don’t forget to stop by and enjoy the music! See you there!

Spending Memorial Day Weekend In Healdsburg?

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

And looking for things to do? Let us give you a few suggestions! There are a lot of fun activities for everyone to enjoy- so take a look at the events below!

May 27, 29, 31, Classic Perfume Rose Harvest & Distillation Tours, at The Russian River Rose Co. A totally unique and wonderfully romantic springtime experience! Help harvest the roses from our beautiful Bulgarian, French and Persian Rose Fields and distill them into fragrant Rose Oil and Rosewater. Become enveloped in the heady scent as you sip tea and enjoy a presentation on rose oil and perfumes from around the world. You will NEVER forget this day in the Wine (and Roses) Country! ! Organic tea refreshments are included. Tours begin at 9:30 and last about 2 hours. $9.95 Thursdays, $12.95 Saturday & Monday. (Children under 8 not recommended). Reservations Required. For reservations call 707-575-6744, Monday-Friday 8-6pm, Sat. 10-1pm. For information and full schedule please visit www.russian-river-rose.com or call 707-433-7455

May 29 & 30, Oysters and More!, at Lambert Bridge Winery, 4085 W. Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg. Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with Oysters, Oysters, and more Oysters! We will be pairing Oysters with our crisp, perfect for the summer, white wines in our beautiful picnic gardens. Casually sip on our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Viognier, throw back a few oysters, and learn some basics on how to shuck and grill oysters to perfection! A variety of Oysters from local farms such as Tomales Bay and Hog Island will be served. You won’t want to miss these delightful treats! 2:00pm – 4:00pm, $55 per person; $45 LAC. Reservations Required. For more information please visit www.lambertbridge.com or call 707-431-4670

May 29 – 31, Jimtown Store Barn Sale – Memorial Weekend, at 6706 State Hwy 128, Healdsburg. We are selling our entire barn inventory at 25%-75% off. Find antiques, folk art, vintage treasures & oddities! Memorial Day Weekend (Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-4pm, Mon 9am-3pm). Dealers welcome. Cash or Credit Card Only (v, mc, disc). For more information please visit www.jimtown.com or call 707-433-1212

May 29 – 31, Memorial Weekend Tea in the Rose Garden, (Our last Open Garden until Fall!) at the Russian River Rose Company, 1685 Magnolia Drive Healdsburg. Sip a delicious cup of organic tea as you enjoy the scents and sights of our Rose Display Garden, with its collection of 650 varieties of antique and modern roses, all surrounded by the beautiful vineyards of Dry Creek Valley. Wander down the ‘Rose Allee’, a tunnel of 8 huge arches covered with 28 different rambling roses. Enjoy the fluttering ‘Butterfly Garden’, the fragrant ‘Sweet Scent Seat’, and the ‘Rose History Trail’. Experience our ultra-fragrant Perfume Rose Fields without even having to travel to Bulgaria! Our Nursery will be open and brimming with roses and hummingbird/butterfly attracting annuals & perennials. Our gift shop will offer unique, locally made items as well as our estate produced Rose Water and Rose Oil Perfume. FREE entry to garden. Self-Guided Tour Maps: $2.00. Organic Tea Service: $2.00 per person. (No reservations necessary). For more information please call 707-433-7455

May 28 & 29, Honk Jr., at the Healdsburg Park & Recreation Center at Foss Creek School. The Raven Education Arts Program (REAP) presents, Honk! Jr., a contemporary musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, The Ugly Duckling. Friday, May 21st at 7pm, Saturday, May 22 at 2pm & 7pm and Sunday, May 24 at 2pm & 4pm at the Healdsburg Park & Recreation Center at Foss Creek School. A second weekend of performances takes place Friday, May 28th at 11am, 2pm & 4pm and Saturday, May 29 at 11am & 2pm at the Healdsburg Boys and Girls Club (up the hill from the FFA fair). Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information please visit www.raventheater.org or call 707-235-7314

May 30, Healdsburg’s Antiques Fair on the Plaza – 20th Year, in Downtown Healdsburg. Free Admission, 9 am – 4 pm. 20th Year! 90 Dealers! May 30 & August 29, 2010. Sponsored by the Healdsburg Historical Society. For more information please call Bill Weinstein Productions at 707-578-7772

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Healdsburg Future Farmers Country Fair and Twilight Parade

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The Healdsburg Future Farmers Country Fair and Twilight Parade will take place this Thursday! This is a special event that’s special to everyone here in Healdsburg, and we sincerely hope you support this wonderful event and all the little ones who are participating! The event will start with a parade- the route runs west along Matheson Street, north along Center Street, east along Piper Street, south on Fitch street, and then east on Matheson street. The Parade will begin about 6:00PM, rain or shine!

This will be a wonderful experience for you and your family, and especially for your kids! Farming is so imporant and vital, and we hope to keep it alive for the future generations to come! We sincerely hope to see you there!

To All Those Who Love Gardening As Much As We Do

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

There will be two amazing events this weekend, and we highly recommend that you attend! I absolutely love to garden, and I’m always thrilled to visit nurseries and orchards. My garden is doing amazing this year- lots of beautiful irises, foxglove, roses,  and my friend’s rhododendron garden is just absolutely beautiful right now.

This Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2, Cadd’s Beehive Iris Garden will be open to guests. You can purchase their beautiful irises then, and I’m sure you will just be amazed at what they have. Their irises are the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen. Anna and David Cadd’s garden is located at 329 North Street in Healdsburg.

On Saturday, May 1st, Dragonfly Farm along Westside Road in Healdsburg, will have an open house! The weather this weekend will be in the 80’s- perfect to visit Dragonfly Farm picnic to enjoy in the willow circle. Please consider riding your bike or carpooling. For the safety of our animals and guests pets must be on a leash.

We hope to see you there! Have fun!