As promised, the long weekend in Sonoma Valley was just as we had hoped. There is nothing like a quick getaway to refresh and rejuvenate and we did just that. Sonoma is one of our favorite spots and here are a few tips for your next getaway to the wine country.
*Savor: El Dorado Kitchen~(on the square in Sonoma) we adore the patio on a warm day. The interiors are sleek with a rustic twist~perfect for the wine region. The chop salad is perfection!
~The Fig Cafe (Glen Ellen)~we hit this hidden gem on Friday evening just before the rush of locals in the know. We had Kristie, the same server we had 8 years ago.
~ Saddles at MacArthur Place was a more upscale spot to to catch up with dear friends over dinner. They let us linger for hours.
*Sip: Audelssa Tasting Room~Stylish tasting room right in Glen Ellen. Jeff was extremely knowledgeable and poured some fine wines.
~Deerfield Vineyards-Intricate cave structure in which you enjoy a unique, sit down tasting
experience. Dick was professional and fun. The caves would be perfect on a hot day.
*See: ~Vineyards in bloom.
~Sonoma Square~ filled with boutiques, fine bites and happy weekenders.
*Share: ~Stock up on your favorite varietals, and some specialty olives for your trip home.
~Dinner with long-time friends~wonderful to catch up........
The Zen Suite
Fireplace and granite soaking tub for 2
The Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen~a neighborhood gem!
We also enjoy The Girl and The Fig location in Sonoma on the Square.
Plush robes............scented with lavender
Audelssa Tasting Room in Glen Ellen....
Deerfield Winery has an intriguing cave system and a seated tasting
Cool ride in Glen Ellen........
Some gorgeous views.............
The patio at El Dorado Kitchen~lovely even in February
a little shopping.......
|and dinner with long time friends, Dean and Kathryn..........|
The perfect Sonoma Valley weekend!
Cheers and thanks for getting away with me,