Archive for the ‘Events in Healdsburg’ Category

Ex-winery manager starts wine, golf tour company

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

By D. Ashley Furness, Business Journal Staff Reporter

Greg Anderson, former Kendall Jackson project manager, launched a wine and golf specialty tours concept called Golf Vino.  Wine infused golf tours offers customized trips of 10-15 people, including visits to exclusive golf clubs in Sonoma and Napa, and behind the scenes tours of one, several of all of Golf Vino’s nine winery partners.  Private Vineyard tours include those with Matanzas Creek, Verite, Arrowood, Atalon, Stonestreet, Freemark Abbey, Cardinale, Hartford Family and Kendall-Jackson.

“Dry Creek Valley Wineries”

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

“Dry Creek Valley Wineries”

There are wineries in the Dry Creek Valley that are hidden treasures. Wilson Winery, Mauritson, Amista, Dry Creek Winery, Passalacqua, Michel-Schlumberger, Lambert Bridge and Quivira are definitely worth visiting if you’re in town! These wineries are gaining even more recognition over the years, and spending a weekend driving along Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg for wine tasting (with a designated driver, of course) will definitely be fun and memorable. Do bring your camera for this trip because the views of the valley are absolutely stunning! You will always remember Dry Creek Valley after this trip!

Also, if you get hungry and decide to take a break from wine tasting, you can stop by the Dry Creek General Store for drinks, chips, sandwiches, and salads. It’s a great store with a unique atmosphere, and is often frequented by a lot of people during weekends. It also has picnic tables in the front area for you to enjoy, just before you move on to your next destination.

Have fun discovering Dry Creek Valley!

Loving Lavender

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

“Loving Lavender”

Did you know that Sonoma County is also known for its vast and beautiful lavender fields? Yup, that’s right! Lavender flowers and its oil have been widely used over the years– from potpourri, confetti, herbalism and in food– and there are a number of lavender gardens here that you will surely enjoy!

And, if you love wine and lavender, why not enjoy both in one day? Matanzas Creek Winery will be holding its 13th Annual Days of Wine and Lavender on June 27th, 2009 from 1:00PM-4:00PM. This event will have a live band and a bocce ball court waiting for you and your friends, and of course, food and wine pairing!  Please visit http://www.matanzascreek.com/visit/events.html for more information. See you there!

Farmers Market has started in Healdsburg!!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Don’t forget to stop by the plaza on Tuesdays 4pm to 6:30pm, and Saturday’s 9am to 12pm noon.  This wonderful farmers market offers a wide variety of stands that will definitely keep you busy and entertained.  ;Just to name a few, there are fresh fruits, vegetables, organic vegetables, cheese, coffee beans, antiques, plants, flowers, clothes, jewelry, most especially local products!  Starts in May and goes until November.  Hope to bump into you there at the plaza!  Thank you very much for supporting the community.

The 11th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival 5/29 to 6/7/09

Saturday, May 9th, 2009
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is an event you have to experience if you’re visiting Sonoma County! The spectacular organization has been around for 11 years, and it continues to gain recognition and popularity as the years go by. It’s a refreshing experience to be around people, young and old, come together and simply live life through music!
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is a 10-day festival comprised of highly gifted and renowned jazz musicians who each bring their own flavor to the event. This wonderful experience will be held in  a few boutique restaurants and wineries, the Raven Theater and Hotel Healdsburg. The best thing about this festival is that it is open to the public!
The 11th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival begins on May 29 through June 07, 2009.
For more information or to show support for this non-profit organization, please visit http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org

Hot Air Balloon over the Wine Country

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Create a lifetime memory on a Hot Air Balloon over the Wine Country!

Perfect for proposals, anniversaries, weddings, or the ultimate birthday adventure!  Up and Away Ballooning is FAA-certified.  They can accommodate families, groups, even just couples.  Flights last about one hour and can range from 3 to 10 miles depending on wind currents.  The balloon ride is just half of your special morning because all fares include and incredible gourmet champagne brunch nearby at the Kendall-Jackson Winery.  After brunch, a hearty toast is made to all new aeronauts, a personalized flight certificate, and a cloisonné pin of the balloon in which you flew.  Reserved passengers and crew meet at the Sonoma County Airport in Windsor.

For more info: call 707-836-0171 or toll free 800-711-2998.  Their website is http://www.up-away.com

Healdsburg Farmer’s Market

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Farmers market season is coming up and Healdsburg has a great farmers market! It runs twice weekly once on Tuesday  and  once on Saturday. Tuesdays the market is located in the Plaza and runs from 4-6:30 pm from June 2 through October and the Saturday market runs 9am -12pm at North and Vine St from May 2 through November. Come and support the local farmers by shopping here! There is lots of great produce, crafts and treats for everyone!

Barrel Tasting

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Coming up the first two weekends in March, where local wineries open up tastings right from their cellars.  It’s a unique and educational event.  Naturally casual because it’s West Sonoma County!  See www.SonomaCountyVacations.com for events, and barrel tasting weekends.  We also offer vacation rentals if you need a place to stay.

MICHELE SCHLUMBERGER CRAB FEED

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

If you’ve never been to the crab feed held at Michele Schlumberger, make it a point to go next year.  Last night was such a fun time — unpretentious, held by the cellar crew, very casual.  The wine poured was unending and worth the $50/pp price alone, and coupled with as much crab as we wanted, unending clam chower, salad and garlic bread, it was heavenly.  We met a couple from Guerneville who I’m sure we’ll be friends with a long time, not to mention the local Healdsburg folks who we’ve known for years.  Friendly staff, comfortable, intimate, not a huge crowd — just perfect.

Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival

Friday, January 30th, 2009

On February 6, 2009, Celebrate the return of the Steelhead to the Rusian River at the Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival. Friday is the Gala Dinner at Hotel Healdsburg, saturday the Healdsburg Plaza will be full of fish themed activities, free trout pond latest gear, art from local artists, info booths from Trout Unlimited, Dept. of Fish and Game and more. Sunday has cooking classes and guides available for fishing trips.