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When my girlfriends and I decided to plan a weekend getaway, we wanted to go to a wine region we had not been to. As wine writers, we thought that might be difficult but it turned out none of us had been to Mendocino County, located north of Sonoma on the coast of California. This hidden gem was the perfect place for a fun weekend and I wrote about it in the Napa Valley Register which I share here. It’s Mendocino, not Montecito. It’s Anderson Valley, not Alexander Valley. Located just over an hour north of Healdsburg, on the coast of California, Mendocino is the out-of-the-way wine country. It is not near any urban areas. It is remote. It is not carpeted with vines but rather interspersed with other agriculture. It is a secret corner of California and one that I went to explore with some girlfriends and fellow wine writers for a weekend. Mendocino County is a hidden gem filled with rolling hills along the coast. In addition to wineries, breweries and delightful New England-esque towns to explore, there are charming inns to stay in.
Are you looking for a last minute gift for the holidays? Or perhaps a birthday present? No matter the occasion (or maybe you do not even need one), I have the perfect one for the wine lover and wine enthusiast out there. It is Priority Wine Pass, a membership card that offers unique, exclusive member-only experiences at more than 400 wineries in California, Washington and Oregon. Check out my story about the founder Jamie Cegelski, what inspired her to create Priority Wine Pass and what it is. I wrote about in a recent column in the Napa Valley Register and you can read here.
Are you looking for a gift for the wine-lover in your life? I have an idea for you: a Priority Wine Pass card.
Priority Wine Pass is a membership program that gives you access to customized offers for wine tasting experiences.
The Priority Wine Pass reminds me of my Priority Pass that I use when I travel. My membership card gives me access to airport lounges around the world. So even when I am traveling in economy, I feel special when I can walk into a lounge where I can relax and get something complimentary to eat and drink. Who wouldn’t want a little something extra to make their experience a bit more exclusive than the next person’s? What Priority Pass does for the traveler, Priority Wine Pass does for the wine-lover.
Want to plan a wedding in wine country? Or perhaps a yoga retreat, a business conference, a family reunion or a getaway with friends. If you are tired of hotels, Triple S Ranch in Napa might be the answer. Triple S Ranch Napa is an historic California 1860’s ranch located in the hills above Calistoga. Approximately a 10 minute drive from Calistoga, you will head down a country road until you arrive at the Ranch.