Posts Tagged ‘healdsburg’

Zoetrope: All-Story Release Party at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

This Sunday, January 10th, from 1:00PM-4:00PM, will be the winter release of Francis Coppola’s award-winning literary and art magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story. The edition includes new stories from Elizabeth McCracken, Stuart Dybek, Ingo Schulze, and Austin Bunn, as well as a classic reprint from Ernest Hemingway, and designed by actor Jason Schwartzman.

Guests will enjoy a live reading from the issue and wine specials, and admission is $10 a person, and $7 for members.

This will be a wonderful event you wouldn’t want to miss! We encourage you to visit Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Geyserville, Cloverdale and book one of our vacation homes as we still have a few that are available for this weekend!

For more information, please visit Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

Goodbye, 2009. Hello, 2010!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Happy New Year everyone!!! 2009 has been a year of ups and downs, and although this year has been difficult and challenging, we’d like to think that we still have it better than millions of other people in the world. We have to keep a positive attitude no matter what happens, and once we embrace this way of thinking, we actually see that things aren’t so bad, right?

With this being said, we know and we feel that 2010 will definitely be a better year for all of us! The Sonoma County Vacations team would like to wish you a prosperous new year filled with joy and love!

Please take care and be safe!

18th Annual Winter Wineland

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

The 18th Annual Winter Wineland is a very fun two day event where you will have the opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. This event will take place on January 16 and January 17 from 11:00AM-4:00PM. There will be some wineries that will offer food pairings and some wineries will have tours on these two days. This event will push through, come rain or shine, so we encourage you to book a vacation home with us if you will be attending this event.

There are a lot of fabulous wineries that will be participating in this fun event! For more information, please visit Russian River Wine Road to view ticket information, and for rules and regulations regarding this event.

We would like to remind you to have a responsible designated driver if you are going to join Winter Wineland. Please have fun but be safe and responsible. Take care!

Spending Christmas in Healdsburg?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

If you’re spending Christmas in Healdsburg, you may want to check Rosenblum Cellars tomorrow, December 24th. There will be a Holiday Cookie Decorating workshop for some wonderful last minute gifts! Rosenblum Cellars is at 250 Center street, and this even will be from 12:00noon to 3:00PM. You can try Rosenblum’s white wine while decorating your cookies and even your Christmas ornaments!

Please feel free to drop by our Sonoma County Vacations office tomorrow if you’re in the area! We’ll be open from 9:00AM to 2:00PM and we’d love to help you out if you need to book a vacation home for New Year’s, or if you need any recommendations for dining or wine tasting in the area! Happy Holidays!

Live Music at Affronti Dining & Wine Bar During Sunday For Brunch

Friday, December 18th, 2009

If you think breakfast/brunch is the yummiest meal of the day and if you love this as much as we do, you might want to check out Affronti Dining & Wine Bar on Sunday, December 20th and December 27th, from 11:30AM to 2:30PM.

Affronti Dining & Wine Bar will have live music during these days- Christian Foley-Beining on Solo Guitar on the 20th and Grant Levin and Chris Amberger on Piano and Bass on the 27th.

For more information, visit Affronti Dining & Wine Bar, and if you’d like to spend the weekend in Healdsburg, feel free to check out our Sonoma County vacation homes.

Come To Healdsburg This Weekend For An Early Christmas Treat

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

The Healdsburg Plaza is going to be filled with a lot of fun surprises for you and your family this coming weekend! This Saturday, December 12, is “Santa Saturday in the Plaza”! Downtown Healdsburg merchants will be having tons of fun activities for you and your kids, and we encourage you to come up and spend the weekend here!

Santa Claus will be at the event from noon to 3:00PM. There will be a lot of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy- fairy dust face painting, cookie decorating, children’s holiday reading, Healdsburg brass quintet, and even complimentary carriage rides!

For more information on the event, please visit and please feel free to give us a call if you’d like to spend the weekend here in oneo fo our vacation homes!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful week!

Don’t flush medicine

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

If you flush unwanted or expired medications down the toilet, you may be surprised to find you’re inadvertently medicating the wildlife in our local waterways.  Wastewater treatment plants aren’t designed to remove synthetic medicines which can harm aquatic animals, especially at the developmental stage of their lives.  Both over the counter and prescriptions drugs are classified as hazardous waste and should always be taken to authorized drop off sites.  Drop offs are:  Healdsburg CVS Drug store at 455 Center Street and the Healdsburg Police Department at 328 Center Street.  Cloverdale at Cloverdale Pharmacy, 117 Broad Street, and Windsor at Health First 9070 Windsor Road and CVS Pharmacy at 9030 Brooks Road.

New in Your Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Healdsburg and Sonoma County go green with new split body truck pilot program.  New state of the art trucks can collect two different materials, such as garbage and recling in the same truck.  Collecting two materials in one truck decreases the number of trips through neighborhoods by one-third.  Fewer trucks means reduced traffic and fewer heavy vehicles on city streets, reducing carbon footprint.

Weekend Along the Farm Trails

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Sponsored by Sonoma County Farm Trails,  Open Farms welcome the public Saturday Sept 26 and Sunday Sept. 27 from 10-5.  Dozens of local farmers and artisan producers throughout Sonoma County from Healdsburg to Petaluma will open their doors to tell the behind the scenes story of local food during Weekend Along the Farm Trails.  Tours, Artisan foods, hands-on activities, cooking, pick your own, demonstrations, music and harvest.  From Hayrides to cheese-making — Farm Trails offers a chance to experience Sonoma County’s agricultural heritage.  Learn how and where the food is grown, and meet those who produce it.  Admission is free to most farms.  Tour info and map available on or visit Farm Trails FACEBOOK page for tales from the farms.  707-837-8896.

3rd Annual Healdsburg Arts Festival

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

In downtown Healdsburg Plaza Park.  Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Free festival with more than 80 juried artists, fine arts and crafts, a children’s art zone, food, drink music, family entertainment and activities.  For more info visit or call 707-431-1970