We don't usually see the beginning of the grape harvest until August (our busiest time in the wine country), but spring in Sonoma Wine Country is pretty busy and just about our favorite time of year. All around the Russian River Valley we see vineyard crews pruning vines getting ready for the growing season. The worst of winter is over and Spring is just getting ready to bust out all over.
I just heard about the first hints of budbreak from a couple of the wineries. Hold your breath now...the vineyards can't stand any hard freezes during this time. You wouldn't think something like this would get us all excited but just look...the beginnings of that amazing wine in your glass.
How on Earth do things like this happen? #38 on the Best Hotels in the World List and #3 Best Inn in the United States? We live and work here so we do know Farmhouse Inn is a very special place but pretty small in the grand scheme of things. We just hide here in the middle of nowhere (but 10 minutes from everywhere) doing our thing; which much be pretty good because Travel & Leisure readers noticed and voted for us as being one of the best.
We know our guests love us but the questionaire from Travel & Leisure did take time and effort to fill out. Thanks to all of you who voted for us and now that we are on the list we want to stay there. So guess what...next year we are going to ask you to vote for us again!