Kid-friendly California wine country this winter

Kid-friendly California wine country this winter

By Eileen Ogintz Tribune Content Agency Kids living and visiting Sonoma, California, never knew Antonia and Frank Bartholomew, but they owe them a big thank you. The Bartholomews purchased a rundown 500-acre ranch here in in 1943. It was a birthday gift for Antonia...
Biking or Hiking – Sonoma’s Got the Sites to See

Biking or Hiking – Sonoma’s Got the Sites to See

By Eileen Ogintz SONOMA, CA — Bike or hike? Sonoma Valley may have more than 100 wineries, but there are 13,000 acres of state and regional parks as well. We start the day in Sonoma at Sonoma Adventures renting bikes. The locally owned company also leads...
An Escape, a new country and finally, a winery

An Escape, a new country and finally, a winery

By Eileen Ogintz SONOMA, CA — Some second acts are generations in the making. That was the case for Bettina Sichel, who now runs Laurel Glen Vineyard. What a view! The vineyard is a thousand feet up the slope of Sonoma Mountain, where Cabernet vineyards have...