Wine Country Lifestyle

Living the Sonoma Wine Country lifestyle embodies many facets of day-to-day life that us locals to the area, can and probably do take for granted. For example, commuting with vineyards on both sides or experiencing a traffic jam behind a tractor during harvest. It’s staring at your curated wine collection from industry friends and wine clubs thinking which would pair best for Taco Tuesday (hint – go for something with high acidity like a rosé). Wine Country lifestyle is having book clubs that are more chatting around chardonnay and charcuterie plates. Or shopping for your friends in a perfectly curated boutique full of local, handmade goods downtown. It’s having discussions about vintages and whether X year was better than X year. Or having a go-to picnic basket that you like best, or heck, having a picnic basket at all!

On this page you’ll find our favorite Wine Country Lifestyle tips from insiders like our vintners, store-owners, chefs and locals. Keep coming back for new content to fill up your cup with all things Wine Country lifestyle.


HEALDSBURG FOOD & DRY CREEK VALLEY WINE PAIRINGS

In partnership with the Mill District.

A yummy series presented by the Mill District & the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley featuring the best of Healdsburg’s food scene paired with your favorite Dry Creek Valley wines. Enjoy!


SINGLETHREAD & RIDGE VINEYARDS

Watch inspiration come to Chef Kyle Connaughton and Wine Director, Evan Hufford (Singlethread Farms), when Mark Vernon (CEO, Ridge Vineyards) brings an extra special library wine to lunch, for a pairing that truly epitomizes the meaning behind, “what grows together, goes together.”


VALETTE & COMSTOCK WINES

See what Chef Dustin Valette (Valette) pulls from the garden when he joins forces with winemaker, Chris Russi (Comstock Wines), for a home-grown, mouth-watering Sauvignon Blanc pairing like no other.


DRY CREEK KITCHEN & A. RAFANELLI WINERY

Check out what Chef Scott Romano (Dry Creek Kitchen) has up his sleeve when he meets up with winemaker, Shelly Rafanelli (A. Rafanelli Winery), for a seasonal Zin-pairing bursting with flavor.


If you’re looking to plant your roots in Sonoma Wine Country, look no further than the Mill District. Coming soon, this neighborhood will be your gateway to the wine country lifestyle. Stay informed by checking out their website, www.milldistricthealdsburg.com.

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