Sonoma County Hotel Sector Reopens with Hope as Virus Lingers

When visitors start arriving at the Vintners Resort on July 1 after a coronavirus pandemic closure of more than three months, they will notice big and little changes once they enter the luxury Santa Rosa hotel surrounded by lush vineyards….

9 Great Wine Country Venues for an Intimate California Elopement

Planning to elope in California? The Napa Sonoma Wine Country really does offer everything you could possibly want in an intimate, romantic getaway. In addition to its natural beauty, abundant wineries, outdoor activities, and great dining options, the region is home…

Destination Wedding Spotlight: Vintners Resort in Sonoma

Eat, drink, and be married..that’s how the saying goes right? If you’re dreaming of a destination wedding, then Vintners Resort in Sonoma is the place for you! From picture perfect suites, to the luxe spa and farm-to-table sunset dinners in the vineyard, Vintners…

146: A Girls’ Trip to Santa Rosa, California

The Vacation Mavens love a fun girls’ trip and what could be better than pairing up some wine tasting and adventure? This time, we head to Santa Rosa in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country to learn all the things…

The Perfect Sonoma Girls’ Getaway at Vintners Resort

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Sonoma not once but twice this fall. It’s a magical place that I will never grow tired of: the views are stunning, the wines are incredible, and the locals are incredibly friendly…

4 Days in Napa and Sonoma County!

A guide to some fun things to see in Napa and Sonoma County! I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite places in the world with Visit California! I spent 4 days in Napa and Sonoma County with…

20 Best Wine Country Hotels to Visit in 2020

With a new year just around the corner, our new year’s resolutions are all about finding ways to enjoy the good things in life, which to us means more visits to California Wine Country. Whether enjoying vineyard views from bed,…

Top Wine Country Wellness Retreats in Napa and Sonoma

The holidays are a time of almost hedonistic indulgence. With all the food, wine and cocktails, treats, and endless celebrations, we typically put goals like having self-discipline and making healthy choices on the back burner…

The Best Sonoma Hotels and Resorts

Looking to truly escape without leaving the country? Not to worry: you can have your eat-pray-love moment right here in the United States. With free-flowing wine, luxurious spas, and romantic Pacific views, California’s Sonoma….

The 7 Best Hotels in Sonoma Valley, California

Each subdivision of California wine country has its own unique visual and viticultural identity, but few beat the rolling hillsides, charming roadside farm stands, and world-class wineries of Sonoma County. Unlike neighboring Napa’s sprawling estate-style resorts, Sonoma is a champion…

Experiencing the Wonders of Harvest Season in Sonoma County

Armed with gloves, shears, and a rectangular plastic basket, I was hunched over a row of vines, removing bunches of fruit. Nervous about mangling the grapes, I worked slowly, eventually falling into a rhythm. Before long a peaceful feeling began…

Wine Country Wellness

Sonoma County has all the makings of a great love story. One with carefully curated vineyards,  serene rolling hills, and the type of charm you only find in small towns. Everyone is friendly, and somehow, even as a visitor you…

Off the Beaten Path in Sonoma Wine Country: A Sample Wedding Weekend Itinerary

You may think a wine country wedding only exists in fables and legends but alas, Southern Bride’s recent visit to Sonoma County, California proves formidable dreams can indeed be brought to fruition. While in Sonoma, we explored some of the…

Santa Rosa Deserves Love

Like a Phoenix, Santa Rosa has risen from the ashes of the ’16 Tubbs fire. While visiting in September, we never saw a sign of the travesty though sadly they had lost three hotels, one winery, twelve restaurants, and many…

A New Luxury Spa Opens In Sonoma Wine Country

After undergoing a two-year, $17-million expansion, Vintners Resort (Santa Rosa, CA) introduced 34 new Vineyard View rooms and suites and the 5,000-square-foot Vi La Vita Spa. Accessible to both guests and locals alike, the spa features vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a natural…

Girls Weekend At Vintners Resort

Today I’m recapping my GIRLS WEEKEND AT VINTNERS INN a couple of weeks ago. And oh how FABULOUS it was…..short but SO SWEET! The time with my girlfriends gets more and more important to me. They love and support me like sisters,…

12 Luxurious California Wine Country Spa Hotels To Escape To

While California’s wine regions may be most famous for the world-class wine and beautiful scenery, when you just need a moment to chill out, there’s no better place to be than in Wine Country. From detoxifying mud treatments in…

Vintners Resort

With seemingly never ending acres of vineyards as neighbours, this boutique hotel in Sonoma County wine country has 78 spacious rooms spread throughout a handful of villas, yet tied together by central courtyard with blooming plants and a photo-worthy fountain….

Best Spots for Avocado Toast in Sonoma County

Call it the most delicious veggie and bread combo, the ultimate hipster food, or the reason why millennials can’t afford a home, the avocado toast has been creating both frenzy and controversy (even injuries) in the past few years, and continues to be…

Valentine’s Day Specials Drive ROI For Hotels, Restaurants

New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day have long been among the two biggest money makers for the hotel and restaurant business. Lush dinners, plush suites and dining packages attract regulars and newbies alike…

Best Hotels for a Staycation in Sonoma County

When you live in Sonoma County, you don’t have to travel far for an extraordinary vacation. Folks come from all over the world to enjoy the place we’re lucky to call home. But it’s sometimes easy to forget about the…

A Modern Guide to Santa Rosa: Surviving and Thriving After the Fires

Despite being the largest city in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa has the heartbeat of an authentic, eclectic, and vibrant small town. There’s a vast diversity of independently owned restaurants, breweries, wineries, and shops to explore—and after suffering massive devastation in…

There’s No Off-Season in Wine Country

After the crush of fall grapes and summer visitors, wine country winds down for locals—and becomes the perfect place for a winter break. Oenophiles can meet famed and often reclusive vintners, who regularly pop into the tasting rooms to chat. And…

After major renovation, venerable Wine Country restaurant John Ash & Co. boasts more casual atmosphere, flexibility

The newly expanded Vintner’s Inn makes fine dining a more relaxed affair…

Your Sonoma Weekend Getaway: Relax and Unwind at Vintners Resort

Do you ever need a weekend getaway to relax and unwind? I know I do, which is why my mom and I planned our latest girl’s weekend at Vintners Resort to check out their new spa called Vi La Vita….

Sonoma County Spotlight: Vinter’s Inn Staycation

As I mentioned in last week’s post, there have been a lot of (positive) changes happening over here! We recently got engaged (STILL feels crazy to say that) and are in the process of moving. With all the hustle and bustle…

Wine Country Gets a New Spa—and It’s a Big One

Vintners Resort in Santa Rosa, Calif., has completed its two-year, $17 million expansion—including a new 5,000 square foot Vi La Vita Spa. The full-service day spa and fitness center includes a wellness relaxation lounge and fire feature, indoor caldarium with warm…

California Wine Country hotels invest millions in relaxation-focused resort experiences

Vintners Resort in Santa Rosa has become the latest luxury hotel to add what in many ways has become a Wine Country must – a spa…

North Bay post-wildfire: Local construction firms talk about challenges, opportunities

North Bay Business Journal asked 14 local firms at the top of this year’s commercial general contractors list about conditions in an industry that has been hit with a labor shortage, demand for rebuilding thousands of homes destroyed by wildfires in the…

Rhonda Carano, MBA Architecture + Interior Design expand California’s Vintners Resort

Following a two-year, $17-million expansion, the Vintners Resort in Santa Rosa, Calif., unveiled 34 new Vineyard View rooms and suites in addition to a new, 5,000-square-foot Vi La Vita Spa…

Best West Coast Road Trips

California Wine Country: Napa to Sonoma Don’t choose between California’s two most renowned wine regions—visit both. Take in the verdant hills and highly polished wineries and estates of Napa Valley, and then head west to Sonoma County, a region rich in…

A Modern Guide to West County: Comfort Fare, Tranquil Stays, and All the Wine

Been-there-done that with popular wine regions like Napa, Sonoma, and Healdsburg? Meet West County, Wine Country’s best kept secret…

5 Sonoma Hotel Bars to Check Out Right Now

Sonoma County’s world-class hotels and resorts are more than just a place to rest one’s weary, wine-fogged head, or relax with indulgent spa experiences. In addition to top-notch amenities, many local hotels also feature great bars with craft cocktails, award-winning…

Napa, Sonoma wineries are pouring as California wildfire memories fade

Blazing yellow mustard flowers that herald spring have returned to garnish the hillsides and flatlands of Napa Valley and Sonoma County, the heart of California’s wine country and American wine culture in general…

All You Need is Love, These Romantic Sonoma Hotels Take Care of the Rest

California Wine Country: Vintners Resort in Santa Rosa Combines Rustic Elegance With Destination Dining

Sonoma Family Meal brings chefs together to feed fire victims

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15 Things to Do for a Romantic Trip through Sonoma County

How To Have A Perfect Girls’ Getaway in Sonoma Wine Country

Road Trip: A Santa Rosa getaway to the land of the ‘Peanuts’

26 Reasons Why Santa Rosa is the Hidden Gem of Sonoma County

Where to Go on a Long Weekend: (Vintners Resort) Sonoma Valley

Dessert Trends for 2017: 6 Pastry Chefs Share Their Predictions

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5 Chic and Sustainable Reasons to Visit Wine Country’s Dry Creek Valley

John Ash & Co. – Best Business Restaurant 2015

On National Wine Day, We Raise a Glass to the Best of Sonoma County

10 Things You Don’t Know About Sonoma County

8 Places To Eat Really Well In Sonoma County, California

Sonoma Bliss

Inn­escapable: Sonoma Wine Country Lodging at the Vintners Resort

Interview: Chef Thomas Schmidt, John Ash & Co. Restaurant

Poetry on the Map – Sonoma County

Mouthful: Fun Foodie Happenings Around Sonoma County

John Ash & Co. Restaurant Celebrates 35 Years of Wine Country Cuisine

Golf Getaway: Healdsburg

Over $131k raised for Leukemia & Lymphoma by John Ash & Co

Vintners Resort Unveils $1 Million ‘Green’ Renovation

High-Class Cookery at John Ash

Cheers to Sonoma County

Worth the Drive: Kickin’ Cancer’s Ash at John Ash & Company

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The Perfect Day

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Grand Tasting Each Day of Harvest Fair

Harvest Fair is a week away and already foodies are licking their lips. The exciting news at Harvest Fair this year is that the Tasting Pavilion is open every day of the event: THREE days of heavenly tasting with new restaurants participating each…

Vintners Resort wins 2013 Northbay Biz Best Business Restaurant and Best Business Hotel

“Over the years, we’ve made some really incredible relationships within the community. So when it comes time to name a favorite place, we come up on top. They support us, because we support them.”

Vintners Resort a “Green Hotel” – Awarded “Environmentalist Level”

Vintners Resort ( in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County’s premiere wine country destination, has been awarded the Environmentalist Level in the California Green Lodging Program by the State of California’s Department of General Services.