more about: Sonoma

Founder of new Oakland Wine Festival spills the grapes

There’s no shortage of places to sip a casual glass in the Bay Area—or events that pair many sips and bites. But when was the last time you took a deep dive with a vintner at a wine festival?

5 ways to crush it in Petaluma

Not long ago, downtown Petaluma’s main draws were its funky stuck-in-time saloons and quirky parades (read: Butter and Egg Days).

Big dreams for our new outpost in Sonoma

We’re a little giddy. A team of us is just back from a field trip to our new satellite campus at Cornerstone Sonoma, and we’re bursting with ideas.

Farm-fresh cocktails. No joke.

It’s pretty evident from the garnish area at Alexander Valley Bar, attached to Medlock Ames Winery, that the folks there can put together a pretty mean farm-y cocktail. (And probably could pull off a salad, too, if you got a little hungry.) As you would expect, the offerings change depending on the season. During my time at Medlock, which started with a […]