Owner Beth Thorp of Nightingale Breads bakes bread of such unique quality that you can identify it in one bite: Once, we dove into the bread basket at the renowned Farmhouse and immediately asked our server, “This is from Nightingale, isn’t it?”
The scenic and bountiful land, the world-recognized wine and food, and the warm-hearted people make us feel blessed to live in this nook of Sonoma County. Recently, we’ve been enjoying another benefit of this area: we are just three right turns and a 12-minute drive from the world-class entertainment offerings of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, Calif.
A common quandary in the Russian River Valley this time of year is what to do with all the persimmons? A full-grown tree can produce a lot of fruit, and all of it is ripe at the exact same time. The fruit is too precious to let it spoil -- I see small, little guys going for $2 at the local grocery store -- so here are some ideas for how you can use all that lovely fruit so it doesn't go to waste:
Now, many years later, we are fortunate to be members of the WS List. They can now accommodate their members with private tastings and tours in their beautiful new facilities.
On a perfect-blue-sky day in August, we celebrated a special family birthday on Gantz Family Vineyards. Friends and family who traveled from near and far made the party spectacular. And it never would have been so carefree and fun without the incredible skills of the professionals we hired to help us with this event. They include...
While staying in our home, Mike and Dede saw the pruning taking place and rushed out to capture the moment in words and pictures. Here’s what they saw...
In the last year, Jake has certainly become a member of the family, with his own quirks and attributes.
My best friend came to visit this weekend, and we realized that this was the thirtieth anniversary of our meeting. In two short days, I wanted to show her the best Sonoma County had to offer.
My canning buddy, Mary Radu, suggested we use her dehydrator to dry some for use during the non-persimmon season. I went to her house, loaded with persimmons and expecting another full day of work and education. To my surprise, it was easy.