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Visit The California Wine Country

If you?re planning a trip to California wine country, there are many resources available that can make your trip fun and enjoyable. Many self-planning guides are available for visitors to complement the wine tasting experience and make for a pleasurable adventure. Family wineries in Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, and Medocino area vineyards, just to name a few, offer a variety of options, such as walking vineyard tours, wine tasting seminars, and retail stores that offer endless selections of wine and wine related products!

A tour of California wine country can be enjoyed by many means, since drinking and driving is not encouraged, visitors can make their way by limo, bus, jeep, carriage, train, plane, and even by hot air balloon! Many tour packages are available and can accommodate any travelers? desires and pocketbooks. Tours of select counties, such as, the wildly popular Sonoma and Napa valley tours, can be combined with lunch or dinner, a mystery theater, mountain biking, or overnight resort and spa accommodations. Vacations can be booked online and be made as unique or as carefree as you?d like. Some tour operators even offer surprise packages that combine a little bit of everything for those visitors that desire an element of the unknown! Many packages can also be revised on a whim so you don?t miss a thing, and of course, you can always visit again!

To find the tours that interest you most, you may begin by searching by destination, most popular tours, or by what activities various vineyards offer. There are many excellent on-line guides available, with stunning photographs of California vineyards, travel recommendations, and historic information. California wine country is vast and statewide, with different offerings throughout the year. The weather can also be a factor, and you may want to check ahead of time with tour operators or the specific vineyards you would like to visit, as to what they recommend to ensure that your trip is memorable for all the right reasons!

The possibilities are endless and can be as unique as you want. If a romantic getaway is what you?re looking for, then possibly a quaint bed and breakfast surrounded by panoramic vineyard views would be just the ticket! It is also possible to fit in other attractions as well, depending on the area you plan on visiting. Many of the most popular tours fill up quickly, so do your research and book well in advance. With whatever amount of time and money you have available, there is a unique experience awaiting you in California wine country!

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Rob Forre is a featured writer for California Real Estate Central. To learn more about the California wine country... visit us.

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Visit The California Wine Country

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Burning Hawk Wine

Fri, 15 Aug 2008 05:02:00 PDT
Filed under: Wine, Charity of the DayBurning Hawk sounds like a bit of a poetic name for a wine until you learn that the name comes from a hawk which hit a power line and caused a fire in a vineyard. Burning Hawk wine gives ten percent of sales to groups working to prevent bird electrocutions. The wine is produced by Windsor Vineyards and will offer two $30-a-bottle wines. The Burning Hawk 2005 Napa Valley Red Wine is a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot,

Smoky Agricultural Disaster

Fri, 15 Aug 2008 02:17:19 PDT
Trinity County--in the mountains between Redding and Eureka--has been hit hard by fire this year. Fortunately, most of the burning has been in relatively remote areas. Nevertheless, the smoke has been the cause of much whining and fretting in nearby regions. Have to admit, it was impressively smoky in Redding when I visited there about three weeks ago. Sadly last week, we learned that a helicopter went down near the Buckhorn Fire in western Trinity County, killing nine and injuring four.

Readers Remember the Blackout

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:59:12 PDT
We got some nice Blackout of '03 reminiscences in response to our request on Thursday. Commenter dstein had just learned how to drive stick and was doing his first solo run through Queens when he wound up on Northern Boulevard with no traffic lights. Chris was at JFK when the power failed and he got "stuck in this technicolor nightmare of endless tile for three days and nights." Fortunately he found a couple with some wine, another couple with some dragon eye fruit, and a woman with some Starbu

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