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It‘s been a busy year as we finally finished our new home in beautiful Healdsburg!
We launched our Vineyard Picnics this past spring and they are in full swing!
Give us a call when your visiting our beautiful wineries and we will set up a vineyard picnic at your favorite winery!
Our baskets are filled with only Sonoma County Local Products so you are getting the best Sonoma County has to offer!
If your visiting Sonoma wine country I would love to meet up for a glass of wine and bring you a cheese tray to enjoy during your stay!
"Veni Vidi Vici"
Life is Beautiful
“The bottom line is quality without compromise. This is a commitment we feel is reflected in every bottle of our wine,” Don Carano
Don and Rhonda Carano, natives of Reno, Nevada, and second generation Italian-Americans, founded Ferrari-Carano in 1981. Rhonda, CEO of Ferrari-Carano, has a degree in Nutrition from the University of Nevada, while Don, who passed away October 3, 2017, graduated from the School of Law at the University of San Francisco. In 1959, upon returning to Reno, Don joined the law firm of Bible & McDonald, and soon thereafter became partner in what today is known as McDonald, Carano & Wilson, LLC. In 1973, Don established the Eldorado Hotel and Casino in Downtown Reno. Together, Don and Rhonda developed the Eldorado Hotel into the area’s premier location for fine dining, great wine lists and impeccable service.
Don and Rhonda were introduced to the beauty of Northern Sonoma County in 1979 while searching for wines to enhance the wine lists at the Eldorado. They eventually purchased a 60-acre parcel in the Alexander Valley. The vineyards that were a part of that property piqued their curiosity about winemaking. As a result, they began taking classes about enology and viticulture at the University of California, Davis. The wine they made in their barn was bottled under the “Carano Cellars” label and was given to friends and family, and eventually appeared on the wine lists at the Eldorado.
Realizing the potential that this area held, the Caranos began to acquire additional vineyard land, and ground was broken for the winery in Dry Creek Valley in 1985. The first wines bearing the Ferrari-Carano label were released in 1987. Those first wines were a 1986 Fumé Blanc and a 1985 Alexander Valley Chardonnay. Today, Ferrari-Carano produces those wines as well as over 20 other white, red and dessert wines. In 2015, Ferrari-Carano’s 24 vineyards earned California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) certification, becoming a Certified California Sustainable Vineyard for their numerous efforts to preserve the land for future generations while producing memorable, sustainable wines of outstanding quality.
Ferrari-Carano has always been a leading producer of world-class, nationally-acclaimed wines. Vintage after vintage, the wines exhibit a remarkable consistency of style and elegance. Don and Rhonda Carano’s uncompromising commitment to quality and excellence is a reflection of their desire to produce memorable wines that enhance the pleasures of gracious entertaining.
When it comes down to it, Breathless Wines is a family affair, built by the love of three sisters, Sharon, Rebecca, and Cynthia, and the passion for life that their mother passed down to them.
The sisters, along with Breathless Winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster, are dedicated to sparkling winemaking in the traditional method, creating refreshing sparkling wines that pair well with life’s special moments. Breathless Sparkling Wines are hand-crafted from select Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes using the traditional French method, méthode champenoise, guided by the expert winemaking hand of Penny Gadd-Coster. Penny, recently named “Winemaker of the Year” by the North Bay Business Journal, is a renowned winemaker with 35 years of experience in sparkling winemaking.
The path to happiness and a sense of well-being resides in the simple act of savoring the little things, like a baby’s laugh; a loved-one’s smile; a fire softly burning; or warm bread, just out of the oven. Or even enjoying a glass of bubbles with a long-missed friend.
The woman on our label is a tribute to our Mother, Martha, and all the men and women who teach and remind us to take each breath we are given as a gift to be cherished.
“Vi La Vita”, Live Life…symbolized by the mighty oak tree, sacred and energizing, a powerful force of Mother Nature to encourage us to discover a sense of self.
Vi La Vita Spa at Vintners Inn was designed around the most important person in the world…you.
Our luxurious treatments and serene setting are tailored to bring you balance, purpose and strength, allowing you to reconnect with life to its fullest in mind, spirit and contentment. We look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular oasis of water, well-being and healing, surrounded by 98 acres of beautiful gardens, vineyards and enticing nature walking paths.
Our goal is to bring you the most relaxing and luxurious spa experience, with state-of-the-art treatments, wellness relaxation lounge with healthy small bites and hot tea, indoor Caldarium with heated soaking pool and deck, outdoor hot pool with lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun, fitness room, his and hers changing rooms equipped with robes and sandals, steam sauna, and private locker and dressing areas.
Our well-appointed treatment rooms have secluded garden patio access with seating — perfect for bridal parties and a girl’s day out. Our couples treatment room features a deluxe, private outdoor patio with rain shower and lounging area for extra relaxation and time together.
Every aspect of Vi La Vita Spa is designed to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed, restoring your personal balance and well-being.
Moustache Baked Goods serves and was created for our community in Healdsburg California. Owned by two young twenty year olds born and raised in Sonoma County our goal is to source locally within a thirty mile radius of our home town.
We bake only from scratch and by hand. Without any preservatives and only in small batches.
We have partnered with incredible purveyors to bring you a dessert you will love.
Russian River Brewing Company was founded by Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, CA, in 1997. Gary Heck hired Vinnie as the brewery’s brewmaster and initially sole employee. For the next 6 years Vinnie continued to set the bar high for super hoppy and Belgian-inspired beers. Pliny the Elder was one of the first commercially brewed Double or Imperial IPA’s in America and won numerous awards over the years. It is still our most popular beer nearly 20 years later. in 2003, Korbel decided to get out of the beer business and transferred the rights to the Russian River Brewing Company name, all beer names and the recipes to Vinnie and his wife, Natalie. They wrote a business plan, found 2 managing partners, and convinced 30 friends and family to invest in their new brewpub venture. In April 2004, they opened the doors to the next chapter of Russian River Brewing under their ownership.
In the past 15 years, the brewery has won dozens of awards from the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup. Vinnie and the brewery were twice named Brewery and Brewmaster of the Year at both the GABF and World Beer Cup. in 2007, Vinnie was awarded the Russell Scherrer Award for Innovation in Brewing. Vinnie and Natalie received the Brewers Association Recognition Award in 2017. But the most important award of all are the many beer enthusiasts who visit from around the world year after year!
Over the years Vinnie and Natalie were able to buy out all of their partners and investors. The decision was made in 2014 to build their dream brewery here in Sonoma County. The search for property took nearly 2 years which allowed them time to assemble their “dream team” of architects, consultants, designers and contractors. And they received a lot of helpful advice from their friends in the beer industry! They found an 15 undeveloped acres in Windsor, CA, and were quickly immersed in the project of a lifetime.
On October 11, 2018, they opened the doors to their new brewpub! The entire brewery is 85,000 square and encompasses beer production for both clean beers and sour barrel-aged beers, administrative offices, brewpub, outdoor beer garden, gift shop, tasting room/growler fills, guided and self-guided tours and 2 acres of free parking. This will also allow them to distribute more draft and bottled beer to markets in which they currently sell as well as open up some new territories within the state of California. The original Downtown Santa Rosa location continues to thrive. Vinnie, Natalie and their now team of 200 employees are excited to share a beer or two at both breweries with you!
This is the story of two friends, a baby blue Chevy van and a lifelong love affair with food. Sue Conley and Peggy Smith took a hippie trip to San Francisco in 1976 after finishing degrees at the University of Tennessee. Both established careers in some of San Francisco’s most famous kitchens: Peggy spending 17 years at Chez Panisse, and Sue co-owning Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley.
By the early 1990s, Peggy and Sue were ready for a new challenge. They found it in Pt. Reyes Station, a picturesque postage-stamp-of-a-town on the coast about an hour north of San Francisco. With their first-hand knowledge of the restaurant business, they launched Tomales Bay Foods, a marketing vehicle to help West Marin’s farms and dairies get their delicious products into the hands of the Bay Area’s finest chefs. Their first location, a renovated hay barn in downtown Point Reyes, featured a small cheesemaking room at the entrance to the building. It gave them ideas. Using milk from neighboring Straus Family Creamery, they began making delicious fresh cheeses.