I've been in Sonoma County for 35 years. No, I don't live here because it's cheap. There are things more important than money apparently.
|Also from Sonoma County|
These traits are also in beer making. Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing is one of the top beer people in the world. Micro-breweries have been in Sonoma County for a long time. There are now over two dozen.
Creativity in the culinary scene is amazing--it's not just burgers, steaks and fried chicken.
The county is known for artists and art appreciation in music and the fine arts.
|Cool morning low clouds. The grapes love it!|
Growing premium wine grapes requires a certain climate of sun and warmth during the day, but it can't be too hot. And it requires cooler overnight temperatures. This also happens to be pretty ideal weather to live in.
What's most unusual are the micro-climates. It's too hot today? Take a drive west towards the coast until it cools down to a temperature you like. It's too chilly? Head north or east. Too rainy? Head south. I don't mean you have to drive hundreds of miles, but maybe five or ten!
|A Sonoma Coast beach|
With hills, valleys, redwoods, and the Pacific there's scenery everywhere. Yes, the coast is really spectacular, but so is looking up at a 1,000 year old 250 foot tall living thing in Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve.
We are spoiled. Every small town has at least a couple top-tier restaurants. The small towns of Healdsburg and Sonoma have dozens--some are known nationally.
Where there's world-class wine you want world-class food.
Assisting others in enjoying the bounty of Sonoma County
|Farmhouse Inn.A Michelin-starred restaurant|