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I wish to serve as a sort of guide to the North Bay area, with extensive experience in Sonoma County proper, and abilities to help with more general questions regarding the Marin and Napa County areas. For questions regarding what the area is like, what to bring, where to stay, etc., I'm eager and capable to help bring forth solutions to your regional queries. Please note that while I can suggest many wineries to visit in the area, there are so many to choose from that I wouldn't be able to answer questions about each and every one. I can also suggest non-winery-related sights to see and locales to visit, depending on whatever sort of vacation, business trip, or other excursion you may have in mind. Also, I am not a wine expert (I don't drink alcohol), so please don't ask me specific questions about such-and-such labels of wine.

Experience in the area

I have lived in the Sonoma County region for 10 years and wish to help others understand and appreciate the unique experience that is being part of this area. I am goal-oriented and love to help "fill in the gaps," so to speak, of the plans and ideas of those who are considering visiting this beautiful region.


Licensed Pharmacy Technician; B.S. degree in Chemistry (Biochemistry Emphasis).

What do you like about this subject?

The Sonoma County region is a gorgeous area with facets that will appeal to anyone! I hope to share the wondrous bounty of the county with those who'd like to visit us.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

We're not all about wineries! Other amazing things exist in the Sonoma/Napa region--just ask!

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The area is rapidly becoming known for small-label wines that are changing the way the wine business is being run. Tiny wineries are making wines that are head-turners the world over!

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Ann06/12/0810Many thanks. Sounds wonderful
Ken02/03/08101010Thanks for the info
Jim08/29/07101010Thanks, Mr C. Very helpful. Jim

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2013-08-11 Wine Country:

Hello, Roger!    What a lovely idea! I'm not sure where you're coming from or how long/where you'll be staying, but there are definitely some options to consider!    Dutch Henry is a lovely winery, a bit

2013-01-22 redwoods:

Hello, Linda!    What a lovely idea! September is an unpredictable month in Sonoma County, and while it typically begins to get a bit cooler and more crisp, Indian summers are also not uncommon, so weather

2010-03-25 towns in Sonoma Cty:

Hello, Hal!    If you're looking for just a good base of operations, I'd recommend Santa Rosa in Sonoma County or Napa in Napa County. These are cities of decent size and plentiful options.  If, on the

2009-11-02 Wine county:

Dear Valerie,    I am glad to hear that you're coming to our lovely area! If you're from the Bordeaux area, you may find our hillsides to be slightly less picturesque than people from less scenic regions--but

2008-12-29 Time of Travel:

Hello, Bonnie!    I'm glad to hear you're planning a trip up here--you won't be disappointed! That being said, though, it's difficult to say this far in advance how the weather will be. Sonoma County is


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