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Sweet Sonoma Summer...where are you?

Art at the Source

Graduations, weddings, outdoor events all scrambling because a February/March-like storm is coming in for the weekend.  It is winter in June - we don't get rain in June!  Rain, wind, thunderstorms, even snow in Lake Tahoe.  Skiing, anyone? And here at Farmhouse Inn we had to put away the pool cushions and distribute the umbrellas to the rooms - AGAIN!!

Wine Country this week...Taste of Alexander Valley, Airplanes, Oysters and Belly Dancing!

Sonoma Backroad Challenge

How's that for a headline?  Sure hope that peaked your curiosity a little. Another busy weekend in Sonoma's Wine Country and it is still not even summer!  

What's Cookin' in Sonoma County?

Catherine and Varun Sharma

Here in Sonoma County it does seem like all we do is eat and drink...and then... eat and drink some more. Today at Farmhouse we had Inside Luxury Travel from the UK here to film for a Culinary Travel Show featuring the California Wine Country that will be beamed into over 500 million homes world wide.  Pretty exciting stuff but we won't see the finished product until next fall sometime.  Managed to snap a quick shot of our Catherine and the presenter, Varun Sharma though. 

15 Nifty things in the Wine Country this week...and Mother's Day too!

sonoma county Human Race

Just way too many things going on in the wine country this does a great job with their event calendar.  Take a look for more nifty stuff there.  So put on your running shoes this weekend and explore all the wonders of Sonoma County.

Inn Wine Country this Week...Earth Day and Easter

Easter goodies at Farmhouse Inn

          Happy Easter! 

We have been having such fun here at the Farmhouse Inn with our "Make your own Easter Basket" and Easter Egg Hunt Farmhouse style.  Goodies galore (more chocolate, please) and your very own basket to fill. The inn has a basket of eggs at the front desk filled with surprises.  Each guest checking in selects an egg...and finds a treasure inside- maybe a $25 gift card, a bottle of wine, a free spa treatment or even...a complimentary dinner for two in the Farmhouse restaurant.  If you are looking for a quick getaway we still have a couple of rooms left.  Speaking of the restaurant I have a little spring present for you from our pastry chef at the end of this post.

Spring Fling...Inn the Wine Country!

budbreak in the wine country

Spring brings the wine country to life and Farmhouse Inn has the pictures to prove it...

Inn the Wine Country this week...

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It's been a wild week for Northern California weather wise but it looks like the worst is behind us. Joe took this picture from his truck on the way to the Farmhouse this morning.

Russian River Wine Road gone mad!

barrel tasting

 Barrel Tasting this weekend... very busy, exhausted tasting room staff but our guests here at the Farmhouse not only invested in futures but shipped a lot of wine home. Yes,  we do a lot of shipping for our guests. Wine Country Shipping picks up here at the Inn almost every day.

Cheese, seeds, and whales...loving life in Sonoma County

Cheesemaking in Sonoma County

Our guests here at the Farmhouse sometimes think Sonoma County is only about the wine - especially after a crazy weekend of Barrel Tasting along the wineroad.  This next weekend is the second of the scheduled Barrel Tasting weekends and we shall report further on that later...there are sure to be some highlights reported by our guests.

Snow in the wine country ...Beautiful!

Snow in the wine countryJust a few weeks ago the entire country was jealous of our 3 weeks of spring like weather that came a little early to Sonoma County.  We had some lovely guests at the inn visiting from Connecticut that said they couldn't even find a place to put all the snow...we were right about 75 degrees at the time. New York and Chicago were just sick of the whole thing and so glad to be out of there!

So now it is February and winter is back with a vengeance.  Roads closed, power out, snow capped vineyards and hillsides-  and you know, Californians do not know how to drive in any kind of weather. And I had to go digging for my sweaters...
Check out this picture from Kendall Jackson's blog 

And now they are predicting more snow this Friday in Santa Rosa...that's practically sea level - not even up a hill or mountain.  And maybe even in San Francisco- not seen since 1976. But don't you worry, the grape vines will survive...but if this cool weather continues I know some wine makers who will be grumpy from lack of sleep.  Can't wait to see if the weather predictions come true...but we are all prepared here at the Farmhouse Inn.  Cozy fireplaces, hot cocoa, s'mores, DVD library, books, puzzles and games and a few candles just in case. If we have to venture out from our little romantic getaway almost 200 wineries to choose from or maybe we'll just make a snowman.  Snowball fight anyone?     

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