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Celebrating the Harvest in Beautiful Wine Country

Celebrating the Harvest in Beautiful Wine Country

As any Wine Country dweller knows, October is a month of transitions.  One day you’re wearing your suede booties, and the next you’re reaching for your flip flops again.  October is the time to savor the last of summer’s eggplant, stone fruit, and tomatoes.  At the same time, we welcome back heartier veggies like Brussels […]

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Help Wine Country: Resources for Donations and Volunteering

Ignore the National Narrative: Wine Country Needs Your Help Okay, this might sound a little salty, but it has to be said: if you are hearing that wine country is a place full of wealthy individuals who don’t need your assistance, that’s wrong. Dead. Wrong. Some Facts to Correct the Misinformation (Spreading Like Wildfire) Hundreds […]

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Moving with Kiddos Is The Ultimate Stress Test

Moving with Kiddos Is The Ultimate Stress Test

I had every single home buying app on my phone. I looked through them multiple times a day. Despite the fact that our townhouse was finally fully renovated, I was constantly looking at other properties. Our townhome never felt like a “forever home,” and the idea of staying and making milestone memories was tough to imagine. I couldn’t […]

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The Ten Stages of Choosing Your Kid's Halloween Costume

The Ten Stages of Choosing Your Kid’s Halloween Costume

Fall is here! PSLs at Starbucks, trendy scarves, super cute booties, and (squeal!) Halloween. Now that I’m a grown-up and less concerned with showing off my “assets” in a risqué Halloween costume in a college bar and more worried about how many pieces of candy I let the kids eat before they go to bed, […]

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These Wildfire Stories Will Make You Feel Wine Country Proud

We know there are many many dark days ahead And we also know, that sometimes, to survive the dark days, you need to be reminded of the good things happening in our community. Here is our list of feel good stories that remind you why we love our community here. The Helpers Wine Country is […]

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Social Media Savvy? How to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet

Social Media Savvy? How to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet

As a teenager, I did it all. I was probably the worst teenager on the planet. So when my girls became teenagers, I thought for sure that I had it covered. I’m aware of the many schemes that teenagers come up with, such as “staying the night at a friend’s house.” We all know that […]

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#WineCountryStrong: Resources and Information for Napa and Sonoma

Wine Country is in the literal thick of a living nightmare. If you’re like us, you’re probably feeling helpless and frustrated. One of the most frustrating things about a natural disaster, especially one of this size and devastation, is the inconsistency of communication. For that reason, we spent the past three days trying to sort […]

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2017 Guide to Oktoberfests and Fall Beer Festivals in Wine Country

If you’re more into brews than wines, don’t worry – there’s plenty to do in Wine Country this year! Grab your leiderhosen and your favorite pint glass because Oktoberfest is just around the corner! Many of our beloved cities are getting in on the fun, and there’s plenty of Oktoberfests and great events to choose […]

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2017 Guide to Fabulous Fall Festivals and Special Events (Music and More!)

I don’t know about you, but Fall is one of my favorite seasons around wine country. We have just the right kind of weather for all things fall: crisp mornings, multi-hued sunsets, and colorful leaves in our vineyards and forests. This season does not disappoint! Our region is also known for amazing food and spectacular […]

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2017 Guide to Fall Wine and Vine Events: Harvest Fun for the Big Kids

Harvest Parties and Grape Stomps Set aside the tulle and costume make-up mom, it’s your turn for a good time! Our Fall activities round-up would not be complete without a host of opportunities to enjoy our main agricultural treasure: grapes! Come stomp, taste, and cheers to the treats of the harvest with some of our favorite […]

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