Archive for the ‘Events in Healdsburg’ Category

Calling For Volunteers For 2010 Annual Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour

Monday, March 15th, 2010

2009’s Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour was such a success- everything went so smoothly, and many of the riders (781 attended last year) said that it was the most organized event they’ve ever been to, due to the great work of everyone who volunteered! So for this year, they’re calling for more volunteers to participate in this event.  

This will be a great opportunity to spend time with friends, family, and to meet new people! If you aren’t into biking, who knows- this just might motivate you to hop onto a bike and join a race one day!

Please keep an eye out for further announcements on this event, but mark your calendars! This year’s bicycle tour will be held on July 17, 2010. Thank you and see you there!

Make Your Own Pizza At Seghesio Winery

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Roll up your sleeves, dust your hands and get ready to toss some pizza dough! Seghesio will be warming up their wood-fired ovens for a special hands-on experience. Chef Jon Helquist and Pete Seghesio will show you how to select the best ingredients to make your own rustic pizza dough. Then the fun begins…you will make your own pizza out on the winery crush pad. Share your creations and enjoy Seghesio wine. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 27th
Sessions at 10:30, 12:30 & 2:30
$45 for Centennial Club members (2 per member)
$60 for guests

Please RSVP by March 12th as this event is limited to 60 people per session. You can call Seghesio at 707-433-3579 ext. 109 or email to make a reservation!

A Few Friendly Reminders for Barrel Tasting 2010

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Here are a few friendly reminders for Barrel Tasting weekends of March 6th-7th and March 13th-14th. Be sure to read these tips before you attend these events! This is a great opportunity for you to beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.

To those who are new to this event, we’d like to remind you that you will need to purchase the Barrel Tasting ticket to taste at any of the participating wineries, and tickets are good for one weekend only. If you do not have time to purchase tickets right now, you can purchase your entry on the Friday of each weekend at the wineries participating in this event and you will be able to enjoy three full days of Barrel Tasting.  Tickets are good for all three days of the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at any winery that indicates they are Barrel Tasting on Friday. Also, keep in mind that you have to wear your wristband at all times during these days. 

Absolutely no one under 21 years of age, including infants and young children. Also, please do not bring your pet dogs (or any pets) during Barrel Tasting Weekends. Wine Road requests that you please taste responsibly. You must have a designated driver at all times, no matter what happens. Wineries cannot continue to serve anyone that appears intoxicated.

Also keep in mind that Barrel Tasting is not a food or themed event. Many wineries offer “futures” on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.

For the fist time, all wineries will be limited to 150 people, per weekend, for check-in. This is only for check-in. Once you check-in at the winery, you select when you place your ticket order, you can then go to any participating wineries you want. This will help spread the crowd out for check-in, rather than overwhelming a few wineries and causing long lines at check-in. Every winery would like to have an equal number of folks at check-in.

Once a winery has sold 150 tickets (per weekend) their name will be removed from the ticket order page. If you are attending with a group of people – make sure you all order at the same time, or you may not be able to all check-in at the same location. Again – once a winery reaches 150 tickets (per weekend) their name will be removed and you will not be able to select them for check-in.

When buying at the door, each person in the party must be present. The winery staff will need to check each person’s ID to confirm they are at least 21 years old, then attach your event wristband. Wristbands and glasses are not handed out to one person buying for the group. In the rare case that you break your wine glass, they would gladly it, but lost or misplaced glasses are $5.00 to replace.

Almost all our vacation homes are very near the wineries participating in this event, so we encourage you to please take a look at our website.

For more information on Barrel Tasting Event 2010, please visit this Wine Road. Have fun, be safe, and be responsible! Thank you very much!

Sonoma County Restaurant Week Starts Today!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Sonoma County Restaurant begins today! This is the perfect opportunity to try different restaurants at an affordable price. Restaurants participating in this event will have a three course dinner for $19, $29, or $39. If you’ll be in Healdsburg this week, we’d like to share with you the menus of participating restaurants.

For $19

  • Affronti Wine Bar & Restaurant will be serving seasonal soup or mixed greens salad for first course. Second course, a choice of local fish en papiote or house-made sausage. Third course, a sundae with Cabernet chocolate sauce and cinnamon pine nuts.
  • Bovolo’s first course will be black pig salumi antipasti. Second course, Johnny’s hand thrown pizza. Third  course, housemade gelato.
  • Healdsburg Bar & Grill first course will be a choice of roast beet salad or cup of soup. Choices for second couse- burger, falafel, chicken sandwich, or pulled pork sandwich. Third course is a choice of apple bread pudding or chocolate brownie surprise.

For $29

  • Barndiva will be serving butter leaf lettuce salad for their first course. Second course will be a choice of Sonoma County cripsy leg duck confit or roasted hen of the woods mushroom. Third course will be a warm gingerbread spiced cake, caramel ice cream, frosted cranberries and candied ginger.
  • A Divine Affair will be serving a choice of dueling goat cheese, housemade cheve, archadinha’s capricious, or arugula and cranberry bean salad. Second course is a choice of chicken and dumplings or hand cut tagliatelle pasta. Third course will be a choice of chocolate and coconut pot de crème or warm persimmon bread pudding.
  • Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar first choice will be a choice of hearts of romaine, tuna tartar, or flash fried calamari. Second course will be a choice of uni and bay scallop ‘macaroni’, marinated chicken skewer or almond crusted market fish. Third course will be a chocie of warm chocolate cake, lemon pudding cake, or warm chocolate chunk banana bread pudding.
  • Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar will be serving a eastside farm deviled egg with zin bacon prior to the first course. First course will be a choice of soup de jour or mixed greens. Second course will be a choice of nightly blue plate special, 1/2 herb roasted rocky jr. chicken & barley risotto, or tripoline pasta. Third course will be a choice of old fashioned chocolate and peanut butter layer cake, sweet potato pecan pie with bourbon crème fraiche, or a trio of housemade ice cream.

For $39

  • Dry Creek Kitchen’s first course is a choice of local organic Sonoma County greens or roasted red beet soup. Second course will be a choice of mushroom crusted trip tip steak or a crispy skinned pacific red snapper. Third course will be chocolate fondant or citrus napoleon.
  • Relish Culinary will be serving dukka for first course. Second course will be pork leg cooked in three ways. Third course will be blue cheese panna cotta.

We hope you have a lot of fun dining out with your friends and family! Do let us know which restaurants you’ve tried! For a list of restaurants in Sonoma County participating in Sonoma County Restaurant Week, please visit this website.


Cheese, Chocolate, and Cabernet

Friday, February 19th, 2010

It can’t get any better than that! Come celebrate decadent cheese, chocolate, and cabernet at Lambert Bridge on Saturday, March 27th! Lambert Bridge is a beautiful winery in West Dry Creek Road with a wonderful picnic area. The sun should be out in March, so this will be the perfect opportunity to experience wine country with family and friends.

A beautiful selection of artisan cheeses and a decadent selection of chocolates are flawlessly paired with Lambert Bridge’s signature Cabernet Sauvignon. They will showcase their 2005 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, and their new 2006 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon.

For more information on this event, please visit or call 707-431-4670.

32nd Annual Barrel Tasting

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This year’s 32nd Annual Barrel Tasting weekend is just a few weeks away! Barrel Tasting will take place on March 6-7 and March 13-14 from 11:00AM-4:00PM on both days.

Over 100 wineries will be joining this event, one of which just may be your favorite winery here in Healdsburg! There are a lot of great tips and reminders for this event, and you may visit this link for more information

Almost all our vacation homes are near wineries participating in this event, so we encourage you to look at our vacation homes to see if you’d like to stay with us.

Please don’t hestitate to give us a call if you have any questions on where to eat and other activities to do during these two weekends! We’re here to help you!

Spending Valentine’s In Healdsburg?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Will you be spending Valentine’s in Healdsburg? If so, we encourage you to celebrate Valentine’s at Longboard Vineyards for Zin & Chocolate! Longboard Vineyard will be presenting their Ballistic Zin for the first time, and they will be offering some delectable snacks specifically chosen to pair with three of their wines. You can visit Longboard Vineyards from February 11th to February 14th from 11:00AM to 6:00PM. They are located at 5 Fitch Street here in Healdsburg. Longboard Vineyards is definitely a unique winery, and we highly encourage you to visit them and say hello for us!

You can also visit Costeaux French Bakery for some tasty Valentine treats! Costeaux always has the most delicious desserts, pastries, and bread. Costeaux was awarded the Best Retail Bakery in the US last year- isn’t that amazing? They also make treats for dogs, and there’s a seating area where you can sit with your dogs and enjoy your sweet treats.

We have just a few vacation homes left, so please feel free to take a look at our website and give us a call if anything catches your eye. Thanks!

Are You Ready For Sonoma County Restaurant Week?

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Sonoma County Restaurant Week is just two weeks away! From February 22 to 28, restaurants all over Sonoma County will be serving three course menu dinners for $19, $29, and $39- a celebration of our county’s food and wine. This is the perfect opportunity to explore Sonoma County!

There are 80 restaurants participating in this event, and the menus are now available on their website. We encourage you to come up and spend the week here, or even just the weekend!

We have vacation homes in Santa Rosa, Windsor, Forestville, Healdsburg, Geyserville, and Cloverdale- some of which are quite near some of the restaurants participating in this event! Please check our website. Hope to hear from you soon!

Visit Seghesio Family Winery

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Have you ever visited Seghesio Winery? This is the perfect time to visit! Seghesio’s Family Tables just finished their annual holiday break and will be reopening on February 12th. This is a great opportunity to sit and relax away from a busy tasting room. Visitors to the tables will enjoy special treats on the February menu, and they will be releasing Seghesio’s 2008 Barbera on the menu and will be serving samples of their house-cured salumi. You’ll also meet Chef Jon Helquist- his culinary experience began at Chez Panisse, and included Oliveto, the Martini House and Manzanita.

We encourage you to visit any Friday, Saturday or Sunday as they pair their most limited wines with tastes of authentic seasonal Seghesio family recipes. Seatings begin at 10:00AM with the day’s final seating at 3:30pm. For more information, please visit their website, and if you’d like to stay in one of our vacation homes please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Have a wonderful week!

Healdsburg’s Wild Steelhead Festival Is Just A Few Days Away!

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Respect, restore, and celebrate the wild steelhead in Sonoma County with good food, wine, and music!

On February 5th, the Festival will begin with a gala dinner at Hotel Healdsburg. The main event will be on February 6th at the Healdsburg Plaza from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  This day  will be filled with a lot of fun- educational exhibits, a free trout pond for the young angler’s to try their luck, a fly fishing demonstration pond with tips from the pros, fishing gear and boats, art for kids, cooking demos by local chefs at 12 noon, 1:15 and 2:30. Be sure to check out the live steelhead display as these beautiful fish swim around. There will be music from the Rose Town Ramblers, and wine tasting from  Quivira, Steelhead Wines, Truett-Hurst Vineyards, Merriam Vineyards, Michel Schlumberger Vineyardsand Simi Winery. Tasty treats from Chef Mateo Granados, Dry Creek Kitchen, Costeaux French Bakery, Vintage Valley Catering and Love Farms will be available for purchase.

On February 7th, there will be fish- themed cooking classes at the acclaimed Relish Culinary Center in Healdsburg. Or book a fishing trip to those secret spots with experienced guides.  Family activities, art for kids, fish sorting, food, music and more will take place 10 -3pm at the Lake Sonoma Fish Hatchery.

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore Healdsburg if you’ll be visting for the first time. So please feel free to take a look at our vacation homes and see if you’d like to stay with us during this great weekend. See you there!