Healdsburg, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 23, 2011
Sonoma County’s Wine Road members offer unique vineyard experiences that run the gamut from relaxing to heart pounding. Visitors to this bucolic region, just one hour north of San Francisco, can experience an array of out-of-the-box explorations at wineries throughout the region. From ballooning to biking, there is plenty adventure to be had in Sonoma this summer.
Take a dip in Francis Ford Coppola’s pool
Francis Coppola wanted to create a place for families to come and enjoy all the best things in life together, which is why he placed two pools in the center of his new Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The pools opened this April and feature private changing rooms and showers, poolside food and drink service, a circular bar and café, and bocce courts. Visitors to the winery can also stop by the tasting room, dine at one of two restaurants, Rustic and Rosso & Bianco, and tour the state-of-art-bottling facility.
Take in the sites on a helicopter ride with Hop Kiln Winery
Partnering with Sonoma Helicopter, Hop Kiln Winery provides visitors with a vineyard view that is unmatched. The helicopter tour circles Hop Kiln’s vineyards, Dry Creek Valley, Lake Sonoma, Alexander Valley, and the Russian River. The tour takes off and lands at a nearby airport, circles the winery, and features a wine and cheese tasting back at Hop Kiln.
Sipping and Cycling in Healdsburg
Spend the day enjoying the rolling hills of the Dry Creek Valley, cycling on country lanes, and visiting wineries with Gateway Adventure’s Sip N’ Cycle Healdsburg tour. This thrilling bike tour of Sonoma County allows visitors to experience wine tastings at vineyards such as Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves, and spend the day biking through the grapevines.
Get high with a Balloon Ride and Champagne Brunch at Kendall-Jackson Winery
Up & Away Ballooning glides its guests above picturesque grapevines and views of Sonoma County. Following the ride, a one-of-a-kind Champagne brunch awaits visitors at Kendall-Jackson Winery, including hand-crafted quiches, chocolate covered strawberries, fresh fruit, and local cheeses served amongst the vines at the estate.
ABOUT WINE ROAD NORTHWEST SONOMA COUNTY:
The Wine Road is a travel resource for those looking to visit the region, which is famous for its renowned wine producers and cuisine, scenic beauty, and wine country lifestyle. The association hosts three celebrated wine events throughout the year, “Winter Wineland” in January; “Barrel Tasting” in March; and “A Food and Wine Affair” in November. Made up of 190 vintners and 50 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys in Sonoma County, something is always going on along the Wine Road. To plan your next trip, please visit: http://www.wineroad.com. For additional information, or to request a free map, contact Beth Costa at 800.723.6336 or via e-mail at info(at)wineroad(dot)com, or visit the Wine Road on Twitter and Facebook.
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