Appellations

The Power of Wine

Good wine is powerful. It connects, inspires and amplifies. The most important moments in love, life and business are often paired with fine wines, celebrated around a dinner table.

Walk and Wine at Sutro Wine Co.

Wine — it can be crispy or creamy, opulent or unctuous and scores of other things. Whatever it is, however, it is not a slimming beverage.

The Whole Lot at Vista Collina

Planning a big party is understandably stressful. It’s one thing getting everyone to show up, and the other issue is how to accommodate the entire crew. Fortunately, the new Vista Collina can handle all of those concerns.

Harmon Guest House

Late last summer, Piazza Hospitality opened its third Healdsburg property, Harmon Guest House, named in honor of Harmon Heald, the town’s founder.

Wine Country's Time Honored Lodges

Before the verdant valleys of Napa and Sonoma were known as wine country, it was the new frontier. Here are three pre-1906 earthquake lodging options that have stood the test of time.

Destinations: Sound of Sunshine

Whether you’re a wine lover in the North, South or East Bay, these vineyards offer the best pairing to go with your glass: live music.

On Trend

From cans to castles, our wine expert lays out the latest innovations, tastes and places to visit in fabulous wine country.

Open For Business

The Napa and Sonoma wine country region’s shops, restaurants and businesses are ready for your next visit. Discover the latest places to sip and savor.

A Night in Napa

From high to low, we’ve found the valley itinerary that fits any budget.

Rock Vines

Check out the musical inspiration at the Cliff Lede Vineyards.

Garden Delight

Enjoy the spoils of Indian summer at these wineries highlighting fresh produce plucked from the garden.

Local Libations

Planning a summer potluck? Consider creating a booze bar where only locally made or sold spirits are served. Here’s a few to get you started.

New Digs

Napa is soon to be even more luxurious.

Agricultural Adventures

The Sonoma County Farm Trails group invites visitors to experience Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies.

Intimate Spaces Worth Sharing

Many consider Northern California’s wine country a great place for a romantic getaway, but it’s also a spectacular place for celebrating with friends. Here are three new spots to hold your next special event.

An Apple a Day

This wonderful hot toddy recipe gives the perfect hot cider to get you through the rest of winter.