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 ...
We got to Napa hot n sweaty after a long drive stuck on i80. Not much to say really, the place is a ghost town, so much for it being a 'must do'. We took an evening wine train with dinner, supposedly going through some of the most beautiful Californian countryside... It ran the length of a motorway, down the middle of it with cars honking either side. Hmmm, maybe we've just been spoilt by Swiss & Indian rail journeys? Maybe not, the Manchester express has better ...
... Have you ever experienced a menu where everything sounded delicious? All of our selections WERE delicious!
Now we headed for Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga where an aerial tram whisks you up 300 feet to the winery. The views are stunning, and the self-guided tour with a glass of wine in hand was pleasant. The tour was completed on the roof-top ...
Other places to stay in Windsor
8937 Brooks Road South, Windsor | 2 star hotelfrom $133
8865 Conde Lane, Windsor | 2 star hotelfrom $139