Travel Blogs from Windsor
... elements into the wine production. The capital of Sonoma County is Sonoma City but the best vineyards are situated north of the town: Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander Valley. The typical variety for California is Zinfandel which is light red wine similar to Sirah.
From San Francisco Downtown we drove to Windsor, a small town right next to Healdsburg and the main hub for visiting the three above mentioned valleys. It was a 2-hour drive to our friend's ...
... coastline and it continued as we drove into California.
In California, we drove through the redwood forest. Huge, old trees, although I found out later from Dick that I snoozed through some of the bigger ones!
We stopped on our way in Eureka which we had always heard was a quaint town which it is although not a quaint as we expected. Eureka has a population of less than 30,000 in the city and about 45,000 in the greater Eureka area. It's ...
... patterns that then fall into straight lines. It makes for an interesting change of scenery as we drive along.
Yesterday we arrived in Windsor to see our long time friends. It was so good to sit and laugh and talk and share stories again. The little kids were fun to be around too. Gary went to Liam's Tae Kwon Do class and watched Liam practice his first green belt class. He is only five and has ...
Our friend, Paul ("The Wine Guy"), had arranged a private tour of Grgich Hills Estate for us. Myles was our guide, and he began by telling us some of the history of this benchmark Napa Valley wine estate. Maljenko Grgich, Hall of Fame vintner, is one of those responsible for helping put Napa Valley ...
... we drove the 20.5mile road to Point Reyes Lighthouse and got a little bit of the history from a ranger there. As it was getting late, we decided to quickly drive up Mt Vision Road to catch the sunset. We only just made it and on the way down had to drive through the mist that was coming in. We left Point Reyes around 5.30pm, just as it was getting dark and started our journey to Fairfield.
Other places to stay in Windsor
8937 Brooks Road South, Windsor | 2 star hotelfrom $133
8865 Conde Lane, Windsor | 2 star hotelfrom $139