1. Hall Wines (St. Helena)
Gretchen Keith: Friday nights: grab a friend and a bottle and sit on the "cruise deck" overlooking the reflection pond and vineyards!
2. Ballentine Vineyards
Gretchen Keith: most amazing small lots in petite syrah and cab franc
3. Hall Wines (St. Helena)
Gretchen Keith: Got to peek into the restroom... Very cool
4. Roche Winery
Gretchen Keith: Wine club dinner at Petaluma ranch 3x year is complimentary for two! Plus all your friend taste for free w/ your membership
Gretchen Keith: Take the self guided walking tour, see the vines up close. Amazing to see 96 yr old zin vines
6. Cafe Citti
Gretchen Keith: Order two ceasars salads and split for three
7. Rutherford Grill
Gretchen Keith: On a budget? Order side kale salad and squash enchilada
8. Russian River Brewing Company
Gretchen Keith: Pliny bonding two generations
9. Napili Surf Beach Resort
Gretchen Keith: Cocktails: down beach to Sea House, Breakfast: The Gazebo. Wed nite. BBQ Massage: resort next door -- best week ever, prices rock, older crowd but we loved if! Snorkeling: left bank for turtles.
10. Rutherford Grill
Gretchen Keith: The cool place to have lunch/dinner when hob-nobbing with the wine industry peeps.
11. Russian River Brewing Company
Gretchen Keith: Sundays, $3.25 Pliny the Elder all day
12. La Rosa Tequileria & Grille
Gretchen Keith: Posole is bargain bar food at $7
13. Amista Vineyards
Gretchen Keith: My first wine club sign-up once moving to Santa Rosa. Wow, great example of hospitality every time.
14. Michel-Schlumberger Winery
Gretchen Keith: 2008 La Source Estate Syrah at $30! omg is all I have to say. One of the best tasting experiences I've had - I even impressed my mother-in-law.
15. Merry Edwards Winery
Gretchen Keith: Love the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc! barrel fermented, so similar to what Andy makes at Schweiger Vineyards.
16. Willi's Wine Bar
Gretchen Keith: Try the Cabernet flight -- Schweiger 06 Cab is on it, a little taste of Spring Mountain
17. Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Gretchen Keith: night time is best for the rides. The lights are amazing - make sure you get dizzy on the tilt a whirl!
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