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Celebrate the Summer in Sonoma County

July 1, 2011 By: Adam Leposa


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Sonoma County in California is hosting a number of exciting events this summer. With good food, unparalleled wine and beautiful scenery, these events are the perfect excuse to hit the road and celebrate the summer.

All-American Zin Day- July 2, 2011

An All-American Day of Zinfandel and barbeque, this party progresses through five participating wineries. Guests will be able to sample Zinfandels and Primitivos from Amista, Mazzocco-Sonoma, Rued, Wilson Winery and Family Wineries Dry Creek. Amista will serve brick oven pizza, Family Wineries Dry Creek will serve their traditional Tri-Tip Steak slices, Mazzocco-Sonoma will serve skirt steak, Rued will barbeque chicken wings and Wilson Winery is serving up sausages.


Russian River Grape to Glass Weekend- August 19-21, 2011

This three-day event features vineyard experiences, gourmet wine country dining and “Sip n’ Cinema” at MacMurray Ranch. Guests will also be able to balloon over the valley, kayak, bike on the Tour de Vine Bike Ride and marvel at the Wings over Wine Country Air Show.


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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend- September 2-4, 2011

Now in its fourth year, this highly anticipated event combines the elegance, sophistication and style of the Taste of Sonoma with the festivity of the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction. More than 200 world-class wineries and chefs will showcase their talents at winemaker lunches and dinners.

Call 800-939-7666 or visit

Lynmar Estate, the Bliss House Guest Rental “Wine Country Getaway”

Featuring three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, two commercial kitchens, linens and floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the house, the Bliss House is a tranquil retreat from which guests can sally forth to explore the wine country. Nestled in the vineyards of Lynmar Estate, it boasts spectacular views of the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Available to groups of six or less, this package costs $2,000.

Call 707-829-3374 or visit

Safari West “Summertime…and Safari is Easy”

Sonoma’s Safari West is the closest travelers can get to a safari on the African Serengeti without a passport. The property is offering a special summer rate of $260 per night based on double occupancy, including complimentary continental breakfast Sundays through Thursdays.

Call 707-579-2551 or visit

(c) 2011 Landmark Vineyards

“Summer Getaway at Landmark Vineyards”

Just chosen the ninth best “Secret Hotel in the World” by Budget Travel, Landmark Vineyards is offering a package that includes overnight accommodations on a summer weekend in either a guest suite or a cottage, a tour and tasting and a light breakfast and a gourmet picnic lunch for two. Rates start at $650, and this package is available on weekends throughout the summer.

Call 707-833-0053 or visit

Windrose Romantic Cottages

Windrose is the perfect romantic destination for travelers to relax, unwind and enjoy all that Sonoma County has to offer. Windrose Romantic Cottages are offering a package that includes 15 percent off the second night for a two-night stay, 25 percent off the third night when booking a three-night stay or 50 percent off the fourth night when booking a four-night stay. A last-minute special is also available. To take advantage of the last minute special, call any time after noon on Thursday to see if the property has cottages available that same Friday, Saturday or Sunday. This special allows guests to stay two nights and receive 50 percent off the second night. Packages are available through November 15, 2011. Mention “Internet Special” when making your reservation to take advantage of this offer.

Call 707-836-0400 or visit

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Adam Leposa
Adam Leposa is the Online Managing Editor of He has worked as an Editorial Associate in the Children's Division of Simon & Schuster. He is a graduate of...

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By Adam Leposa | July 1, 2011
California wine country hosts a number of exciting events this summer.