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Thanks to An Inn 2 Remember

IMG_2811Thanks to An Inn 2 Remember for hosting the May meeting of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Sonoma Valley!  New owners, new look, and so much fun. We’re all very excited! Check it out: http://aninn2remember.com

New Restaurant Coming Soon to Glen Ellen…Aventine!

Taverna-Aventine-2 Aventine is coming to Glen Ellen and will be taking over the 170-year old Grist Mill space in Jack London Village.  Looks to be an Italian Osteria that will span into 4,000 square feet, a full bar, and an on-premise brewery, with inside dining and patio seating overlooking Sonoma Creek.  Can’t wait!

Cornerstone Gardens & Park 121 Cafe Grill

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park121Cornerstone Sonoma is a MUST VISIT  on your drive into or out of Sonoma Valley – enjoy world class garden installations, wine tasting, outdoor dining, fine art, and more, all in one stop. It is also one of the Valley’s most popular Wedding Destinations, which says a lot about the venue and related services.

Park 121 Cafe Grill and Cornerstone Gardens hosted our Association meeting in September, and, wow, we were all very impressed! Great lunch and fascinating garden tour, followed a wine tasting at the collection of boutique winery tasting rooms, all without having to drive an inch. Thank you Teresa Raffo and Bruce Riezenman!!

 

Many Thanks to Chateau St Jean!

chateau-st-jeanMany thanks to Chateau St Jean for hosting our BBASV Monthly Member Meeting!!!

The winery and grounds have never looked better. Taste your way to the perfect wine, and then picnic in their gorgeous gardens. They even have a Bocce Court for your enjoyment.

Oh, and I did mention that Chateau St Jean offers a complimentary tasting for guests staying at establishments belonging to the Bed & Breakfast Association of Sonoma Valley!

Event Date: 03/16/2013

HOSV13PstrV862013 SAVOR SONOMA VALLEY – Join twenty-two wineries throughout Sonoma Valley this March for a Food & Wine Experience! Wineries will be showcasing 2012 vintage wines straight from the barrels, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired perfectly with culinary creations prepared by local chefs and restaurants. Meet winemakers, mingle with wine lovers behind-the-scenes, peruse art from local artists and listen to live music.

DATES:  Sat. Mar. 16th (2013) – Sun. Mar. 17th (2013)
TIME:  11 AM – 4 PM

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TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Wine Destinations in the United States (Sonoma #1) – Sonoma County may not produce as much wine as nearby Napa, but what it lacks in volume, it more than makes up for in variety. You’ll find everything from Chardonnay to Zinfandel here, and TripAdvisor travelers love the laid-back, unpretentious vibe of the wineries. After a strenuous day of wine-tasting, spoil yourself …http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Wine-cTop10-g191

Sonoma Valley Reserve

Event Date: 10/20/2012

Experience an insiders view of Sonoma Valley’s world-class wineries October 20 and 21 at Sonoma Valley Reserve. The first event of its kind, Sonoma Valley Reserve offers participants exclusive access to see Sonoma Valleys classic wineries in a new light, and to be among the first to discover rare wines and hidden gems at destinations that are seldom open to the public.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The Complimentary Wine Tasting Passport offered to BBASV Guests may NOT be honored Oct 20 & 21 at wineries participationg in the Sonoma Valley Reserve event.

Sonoma Designer Showcase 2012

Congratulations to The Chavet for being selected for the IDS Sonoma Designer Showcase 2012!!

Designer Showcase 2012: December 1- 2 & December 7-9, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Purchase your ticket for a one time entry into “The Chauvet” and enjoy viewing 4 luxurious condominiums, each designed and decorated with a unique style and dressed for the holidays.  $30/ticket ($40 at the Door).

Opening Night Mix and Mingle SocialNovember 30, 6pm–8 pm. $50/ticket (reservation required).

Designers Furnishings Sale: December 10, 10 am–2 pm. Fall in love with something fabulous and want to own it? Here’s your chance.  A portion of the proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay. $5 with ticket from Showcase event

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2012 Sonoma Valley Crush

Event Date: 09/29/2012

Sonoma CrushExperience Harvest, Hands-On
Dates: Sat. Sep. 29th (2012) – Sun. Sep. 30th (2012)

The ‘CRUSH Weekend Wine Tasting Pass’ is $35 per person and gives you access to harvest activities and wine tastings at select tasting rooms the weekend of September 29th & 30th from 11am to 4pm each day. Cost: $35.00. More info.

Eighth Street Wineries Open House 8/12/2012 11am-4pm

Event Date: 08/12/2012

Housed in an unlikely warehouse district of rural Sonoma, independent producers offer fine artisan wines you simply won’t find on the mass market. At this twice yearly celebration, wander from cellar to cellar enjoying limited-production wares. Sample current releases, library offerings, and barrel tastings. Indulge in gourmet food pairings provided by top local restaurants and caterers. Ticket price ($35 advance/ $45 at door) includes all tastings and pairings, as well as a souvenir wine glass. More info.

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