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Twisted 2

Twisted 2, a new intimate eatery, opened in December in downtown Petaluma. Some regular visitors may remember Twisted Vines Wine Bar and Café with great fondness. Owners Dick and Julie Warner closed that business, except for the wine shop, and have now created Twisted 2 in a different and smaller space inside the Lan Mart […]

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New Chef at J Vineyards & Winery

Erik Johnson has joined J Vineyards & Winery as their new executive chef and is sharing his knowledge in a new series of cooking classes at the winery. Previously, Johnson was the executive sous chef at Healdsburg’s Dry Creek kitchen and has taught classes at Relish Culinary School. Now guests may get a taste of […]

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New Improvements at Sonoma Creek Inn

Located a short drive from wineries, parks and the downtown area of Sonoma, the Sonoma Creek Inn is an affordable and casual hotel that just completed updates to improve their guest experience. Their 16 guest rooms now have new carpets and bed treatments. Each also received a new flat screen television and Keurig coffee maker. […]

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Sonoma Mission Inn’s Historic Roots Honored

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has been awarded membership in the Historic Hotels of America organization. This organization was created in 1989 to preserve the authenticity of America’s best destinations. It identifies quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance. The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa began was […]

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New Regional Parks Website Wins Major Design Award

The newly-designed website of Sonoma County Regional Parks,  SonomaCountyParks.org, was named “Best in Class” in the 2013 Interactive Media Awards. This industry competition, open to web designers from around the world, recognizes websites in various categories. The Regional Parks’ site is one of only 11 to receive the highest honor in the government category. To […]

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Guerneville Introducing Free WiFi Downtown

The Russian River Chamber of Commerce will sooon offer free WiFi in the downtown area. Coverage will start from the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center next to Guerneville Plaza and be available 24/7 to the end of Main Street (just beyond Ferngrove Cottages), with coverage including Johnson’s Beach and The Woods resorts. The Chamber has […]

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New Forestville Tasting Room: Wine Guerrilla

Former music industry insider and current wine promoter and winemaker Bruce Patch has opened the Wine Guerrilla tasting room in Forestville. Wine Guerrilla will focus on regional estate-grown wines, offering $10 per-person tastings (fully refundable with a purchase). Open daily, Wine Guerrilla offers box lunches from nearby Twist Eatery (they can be enjoyed on the […]

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New Dive Company: Elite Scuba Diver

Learn to dive with top professionals at a new diving company, Elite Scuba Divers. Elite offers NAUI and Divers Alert Network (DAN) Certifications—internationally-recognized certification programs considered to be the world’s finest. Elite instructors teach courses that are fun while emphasizing techniques needed to become a safe diver. Anyone in good health and free of heart […]

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New Harvest Tours at Lambert Bridge Winery

Beginning the first week in September and ending in mid-October, Lambert Bridge Winery will offer daily winery harvest tours. All tours begin at 11 a.m. and take approximately one hour. Each tour includes a walk through the estate vineyard as well as guest participation in testing for brix’s of sugar. Guests might also see harvest […]

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Cooking Classes at VJB Vineyards & Cellars

Learn the culinary secrets of great Italian cooking from a local expert.  Maria Belmonte, matriarch of the family behind VJB Cellars, hosts cooking classes in the winery’s outdoor kitchen.  The next scheduled date is August 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The cost is $120 per person and participants get to learn her great […]

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