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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Taste Alexander Valley

Tickets on Sale: Taste Alexander Valley

Just about 30 wineries will join in the three-day tasting extravaganza. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Country Big Q

Wine Country Big Q

Things are getting saucy in Sonoma. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tri-Valley Winter Weekend Getaway

Tri-Valley Winter Weekend Getaway

If you want to do a wine toodle before the holidays kick in, there's a deal on. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Country Big Q

Wine Country Big Q

The first Kansas City Barbecue Society holds a "nationally sanctioned competition" in Sonoma. And we all win. Read »

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Country Ukulele Festival

Wine Country Ukulele Festival

Jam sessions, instrument giveaways, and strum-sweet concerts are on the three-day schedule. Read »

Friday, Aug 19, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wings Over Wine Country

Wings Over Wine Country

Daring acrobatics and fearless flyers take to the skies over the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cycle Dry Creek Package

Cycle Dry Creek Package

Biking, beverages, massages, and a Madrona Manor room are all on tap. Read »

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Meet the Winemaker Weekend

Meet the Winemaker Weekend

Birdstone, Idle Hour, and a few other Gold Country vineyards are on the map. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winter in the Wineries Winds Down

Winter in the Wineries Winds Down

The Calistoga passport is soon to expire; there's still time, though, for 16 distinct sips. Read »

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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By Sajid Farooq

Escape to Wine Country for Free

Escape to Wine Country for Free

Looking for something to do Friday night? Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.