Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort
Travel Blogs from Healdsburg
Last proper day of the holiday and it has been successfully discharged visiting some great wineries on a glorious sunny day and best of all we paid a nice man to drive us around so there was no issue regarding DUIs or DWIs or what have you.
This was a day of new discoveries. Whenever we come to wine country, as I think I said yesterday but am way too lazy to open up the document to check, it is always a balance between going to new places or visiting ...
... bugs, birds eat the bugs, no pesticides, Straw to keep away weeds. Dane also said to Treat plants w repect, thank them and stay in harmony w the environment. Blend w the environment don't master it. Some of their plants are up to 20 years old. The area used to be used to grow Hop vines but now it is mostly wine vineyards Dane then gave us a demonstration on how he turns the grapes into wine. He showed us his Refractometer to test the pH of the grapes ...
... list of well recommend and thoroughly researched dog-friendly wineries, we headed north to Healdsburg.
Bella Winery is one of the last wineries along Sonoma's Dry Creek Wine Trail. We had decided to begin our tastings here and then make our way back to our hotel. The tasting room at Bella is located inside a series of caves, which was very cool, physically and metaphorically. Mike and Harley, our dog, relaxed at a picnic table on the lawn, while ...
... me the most were the stories of the people he had met along the way. Not in big cities but small towns. It got me thinking about my own travels, and the importance of connecting with people and history. I have spent a lot of time in the wilderness, but think its about time I get off the beaten path soon. Spend a little more time worrying about my journey instead of the next destination.
... apart from one song (the pretentiously titled Beat(en) Generation) they were rubbish and we are never going to refer to them; so there. So like I was saying I was listening to the Mac – Fleetwood Mac. Was good to work through their three post Peter Green albums – gentle pop-rock with some very memorable tunes. Best of all I got to listen to The Chain – and to think I used to have to watch that dire spectacle of F1 racing so I could hear that ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center