Browse my most recent Northern California Wine Country posts

The Sea Ranch Chapel

Nov 5, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / Northern California Wine Country / Travel
the Sea Ranch Chapel I feel incredibly thankful that I’ve been able to disappear up the Northern California coast as a getaway. The drive offers more variations than I’d imagine those choose-you’re-adventure books… Read more»

Wine Road weekend for overcoming worry

Nov 1, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / Northern California Wine Country / Travel
a day away for all of us This coming weekend is the 14th Annual Wine and Food Affair on the Northern Sonoma County Wine Road. Wineries in more than one appelation in the area create a… Read more»

My Dinner with the Wine Doctor

Sep 10, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / Northern California Wine Country / Travel / Videos and Podcasts
Kerry Damskey At the start of the crush, there is a sort of lull in most tasting rooms. The absence of winemakers popping in while you are swirling and sipping your… Read more»

News about California State Parks

protected Mendocino coastline This morning there was good news in my inbox: A list from the state park headquarters about how the parks will stay open, news that Salton Sea got an… Read more»

Serena’s preview picks for Dry Creek Passport Weekend

Apr 27, 2012 / By Serena
Posted in Good Ideas / Northern California Wine Country / Travel
electric mustard flowers Come mid-Spring, wine festivals sprout like bolting chard. Although there are dozens I’ve never attended, and dozens more of which I’ve never heard, the flurry I have been to… Read more»