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 On November 7th, 2015 Chef David Frakes picks fresh ingredients from the expansive organic vegetable gardens at the family-owned Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA. At the beginning of each season, David sits down with the lead gardener to plan the menus for the season. Michael Cima 860-235-6283  michael@lynmarestate.com

On November 7th, 2015 Chef David Frakes picks fresh ingredients from the expansive organic vegetable gardens at the family-owned Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA. At the beginning of each season, David sits down with the lead gardener to plan the menus for the season. Michael Cima 860-235-6283 michael@lynmarestate.com

 On November 5th, 2015 dinner prep is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette (pictured here, center, no hat) and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA inside a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. The innovative restaurant, known for its hand cured meats is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

Dustin Valette 707-291-9456, drv@valettehealdsburg.com

On November 5th, 2015 dinner prep is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette (pictured here, center, no hat) and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA inside a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. The innovative restaurant, known for its hand cured meats is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Dustin Valette 707-291-9456, drv@valettehealdsburg.com

 On November 5th, 2015 dinner prep is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA inside a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. Pictured here is the Charcuterie & Cheese plate, with house made meats, pickled vegetables and local cheese from Bohemian Creamery. The restaurant is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. 

On November 5th, 2015 dinner prep is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA inside a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. Pictured here is the Charcuterie & Cheese plate, with house made meats, pickled vegetables and local cheese from Bohemian Creamery. The restaurant is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. 

 On November 7th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, lunch service is brisk at Barndiva, a farm-to-fork American eatery with an adjoining art studio and outside courtyard. Their motto is, “Wherever you are, eat the view.” Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming know as the food-iest place on earth.
Jil Hales jil@barndiva.com 707-799-1537

On November 7th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, lunch service is brisk at Barndiva, a farm-to-fork American eatery with an adjoining art studio and outside courtyard. Their motto is, “Wherever you are, eat the view.” Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming know as the food-iest place on earth. Jil Hales jil@barndiva.com 707-799-1537

 On November 7th, 2015 at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens in Fulton, CA visitors partake of a wine and cheese pairing including a 2014 Vintner's Reserve Riesling, pictured here.  Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.
Will Alexander 707-571-8100

On November 7th, 2015 at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens in Fulton, CA visitors partake of a wine and cheese pairing including a 2014 Vintner's Reserve Riesling, pictured here. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Will Alexander 707-571-8100

 On November 5th, 2015 in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA visitors taste wines at the family-owned Lynmar Estate.  A big believer in sustainable farming the vineyard manager believes that the most sustainable fertilizer is the manager’s boot prints. They manicure their vines 10 times a year so that each of the 89,292 vines is hand worked.  They also use ingredients from the Estate's expansive organic vegetable gardens and orchards in their menus. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.
Michael Cima 860-235-6283  michael@lynmarestate.com

On November 5th, 2015 in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA visitors taste wines at the family-owned Lynmar Estate. A big believer in sustainable farming the vineyard manager believes that the most sustainable fertilizer is the manager’s boot prints. They manicure their vines 10 times a year so that each of the 89,292 vines is hand worked. They also use ingredients from the Estate's expansive organic vegetable gardens and orchards in their menus. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Michael Cima 860-235-6283 michael@lynmarestate.com

 On November 5th, 2015 tourists and locals alike head to Flying Goat Coffee in Healdsburg, CA. The town is a synthesis of old and new—of small-town friendliness and big city boutiques, Michelin-starred eateries and, of course, very good wine. Located in the heart of Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

On November 5th, 2015 tourists and locals alike head to Flying Goat Coffee in Healdsburg, CA. The town is a synthesis of old and new—of small-town friendliness and big city boutiques, Michelin-starred eateries and, of course, very good wine. Located in the heart of Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

 On April 2nd, 2016 visitors and locals alike dine and walk through downtown Healdsburg, CA. Located in the heart of Sonoma, the town is a synthesis of old and new—of small-town friendliness and big city boutiques, Michelin-starred eateries and, of course, very good wine. The 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

On April 2nd, 2016 visitors and locals alike dine and walk through downtown Healdsburg, CA. Located in the heart of Sonoma, the town is a synthesis of old and new—of small-town friendliness and big city boutiques, Michelin-starred eateries and, of course, very good wine. The 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

 On November 5th, 2015 dinner is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA in a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. The innovative restaurant, known for its hand cured meats is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

Dustin Valette 707-291-9456, drv@valettehealdsburg.com

On November 5th, 2015 dinner is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA in a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. The innovative restaurant, known for its hand cured meats is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Dustin Valette 707-291-9456, drv@valettehealdsburg.com

 On November 6th, 2015 the sun rises over the vineyards at the family-owned Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA. A big believer in sustainable farming the vineyard manager believes that the most sustainable fertilizer is the manager’s boot prints. They manicure their vines 10 times a year so that each of the 89,292 vines is hand worked. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.
Michael Cima 860-235-6283  michael@lynmarestate.com

On November 6th, 2015 the sun rises over the vineyards at the family-owned Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA. A big believer in sustainable farming the vineyard manager believes that the most sustainable fertilizer is the manager’s boot prints. They manicure their vines 10 times a year so that each of the 89,292 vines is hand worked. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Michael Cima 860-235-6283 michael@lynmarestate.com

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 On March 31st, 2016 excellent views of verdant rolling hills and ancient farm houses can be seen along Highway 116 in between Duncan Mills and Jenner following the Russian River in Sonoma County.

On March 31st, 2016 excellent views of verdant rolling hills and ancient farm houses can be seen along Highway 116 in between Duncan Mills and Jenner following the Russian River in Sonoma County.

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 On November 9th, 2015 Alison Bender (girl, hat) and Sean Williams (boy, brown seater), visitors from Alaska, fight the wind to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Head, a small rocky promontory on the Pacific coast of northern California in Sonoma County that shelters Bodega Bay.

On November 9th, 2015 Alison Bender (girl, hat) and Sean Williams (boy, brown seater), visitors from Alaska, fight the wind to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Head, a small rocky promontory on the Pacific coast of northern California in Sonoma County that shelters Bodega Bay.

 On November 8th, 2015 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Director of Marketing Lisa Mattson and her husband Damon enjoy the view as the sun sets over Vista Point Pavilion.  Built on the highest hilltop in the 1200-acre Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, CA, it offers panoramic views of the Russian River and Alexander Valleys. The winery was established in 1972 and was inspired by the great wine estates of France and the connection between food, wine and hospitality.

Lisa Mattson, Director of Marketing & Communications at Jordan Vineyard & Winery  707-228-8636

On November 8th, 2015 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Director of Marketing Lisa Mattson and her husband Damon enjoy the view as the sun sets over Vista Point Pavilion. Built on the highest hilltop in the 1200-acre Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, CA, it offers panoramic views of the Russian River and Alexander Valleys. The winery was established in 1972 and was inspired by the great wine estates of France and the connection between food, wine and hospitality. Lisa Mattson, Director of Marketing & Communications at Jordan Vineyard & Winery 707-228-8636

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 On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, Colleen McGlynn, walks through the gardens at the tasting room property of DaVero Farms & Winery which she owns with husband and QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers.  DaVero is a biodynamic family farm which produces small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. Sonoma has become America's test kitchen, 1768-square miles chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards.

Contact: Andrew Hock, Marketing Director, 707-431-8000

On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, Colleen McGlynn, walks through the gardens at the tasting room property of DaVero Farms & Winery which she owns with husband and QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers. DaVero is a biodynamic family farm which produces small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. Sonoma has become America's test kitchen, 1768-square miles chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. Contact: Andrew Hock, Marketing Director, 707-431-8000

 On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA.
Michael Presley, Soilkeeper for DaVero Farms & Winery, dries out the Hopi Red Dye Amaranth plant.  The grain is used for bird feed, and as a super nutrient for breads and porridge. Presley cares for the property at the DaVero tasting room which includes chickens, pigs, persimmon trees, a willow room, bee hives and a garden. DaVero is a biodynamic family farm which produces small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley.  Owned by QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers and his wife Colleen McGlynn, their goal was to create a economically, agriculturally, and environmentally sustainable farm-based business.  Located in Sonoma, a land known for its quality of food, the1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. 

Contact: Michael Presley, Soilkeeper 707-527-2773, michael@davero.com

On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA. Michael Presley, Soilkeeper for DaVero Farms & Winery, dries out the Hopi Red Dye Amaranth plant. The grain is used for bird feed, and as a super nutrient for breads and porridge. Presley cares for the property at the DaVero tasting room which includes chickens, pigs, persimmon trees, a willow room, bee hives and a garden. DaVero is a biodynamic family farm which produces small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley. Owned by QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers and his wife Colleen McGlynn, their goal was to create a economically, agriculturally, and environmentally sustainable farm-based business. Located in Sonoma, a land known for its quality of food, the1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. Contact: Michael Presley, Soilkeeper 707-527-2773, michael@davero.com

 On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, Farm Manager Juan Valladares, known as "The Olive Whisperer" harvests olives by hand for DaVero Farms & Winery, a Biodynamic family farm producing small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley. Owned by QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers and his wife Colleen McGlynn their goal is to create a farm-based business that is economically, agriculturally, and environmentally sustainable. Valladares helped them plant their first olive trees in 1990. Located in Sonoma, the1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. 

On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, Farm Manager Juan Valladares, known as "The Olive Whisperer" harvests olives by hand for DaVero Farms & Winery, a Biodynamic family farm producing small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley. Owned by QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers and his wife Colleen McGlynn their goal is to create a farm-based business that is economically, agriculturally, and environmentally sustainable. Valladares helped them plant their first olive trees in 1990. Located in Sonoma, the1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. 

 On November 8th, 2015 in Sonoma, CA The Olive Press, owned by the Jacuzzi Family Winery, holds their annual Community Press where local hobbyists olive growers can come together and create a community oil.  The Olive Press was the very first olive mill in Sonoma and fuses their oils with a wide variety of flavors like lime, lemon, and jalapeño. 

Contact: Lee Sweeney 
707-931-7580

On November 8th, 2015 in Sonoma, CA The Olive Press, owned by the Jacuzzi Family Winery, holds their annual Community Press where local hobbyists olive growers can come together and create a community oil. The Olive Press was the very first olive mill in Sonoma and fuses their oils with a wide variety of flavors like lime, lemon, and jalapeño. Contact: Lee Sweeney 707-931-7580

 On November 8th, 2015 Donna Pacheco, owner of the Achadinha Cheese Company with her 3rd generation dairy farmer husband Jim, turns cheese in the aging room of their 290-acre Petaluma, CA farm.  The couple is known for their wheels of Capricious goats cheese which is aged 14 months and rubbed in olive oil (wheels of round cheese) and the Broncha, (smooth square and round shapes which is pictured here) which is a goat and cow blend that is aged up to five months.  Both are mold ripened and turned on cypress planks.  They also give ranch tours and cheese classes where guests roll up their sleeves, put on a hairnet and get their hands wet in a vat full of curds and whey.

Donna Pacheco  , 707-762-1411

On November 8th, 2015 Donna Pacheco, owner of the Achadinha Cheese Company with her 3rd generation dairy farmer husband Jim, turns cheese in the aging room of their 290-acre Petaluma, CA farm. The couple is known for their wheels of Capricious goats cheese which is aged 14 months and rubbed in olive oil (wheels of round cheese) and the Broncha, (smooth square and round shapes which is pictured here) which is a goat and cow blend that is aged up to five months. Both are mold ripened and turned on cypress planks. They also give ranch tours and cheese classes where guests roll up their sleeves, put on a hairnet and get their hands wet in a vat full of curds and whey. Donna Pacheco , 707-762-1411

 On November 8th, 2015 Donna Pacheco, owner of the Acadinha Cheese Company with her 3rd generation dairy farmer husband Jim, turns cheese in the aging room of their 290-acre Petaluma, CA farm.  The couple is known for their wheels of Capricious goats cheese which is aged 14 months and rubbed in olive oil (wheels of round cheese) and the Broncha, (smooth square and round shapes) which is a goat and cow blend that is aged up to five months.  Both are mold ripened and turned on cypress planks.  They also give ranch tours and cheese classes where guests roll up their sleeves, put on a hairnet and get their hands wet in a vat full of curds and whey.

Donna Pacheco  , 707-762-1411

On November 8th, 2015 Donna Pacheco, owner of the Acadinha Cheese Company with her 3rd generation dairy farmer husband Jim, turns cheese in the aging room of their 290-acre Petaluma, CA farm. The couple is known for their wheels of Capricious goats cheese which is aged 14 months and rubbed in olive oil (wheels of round cheese) and the Broncha, (smooth square and round shapes) which is a goat and cow blend that is aged up to five months. Both are mold ripened and turned on cypress planks. They also give ranch tours and cheese classes where guests roll up their sleeves, put on a hairnet and get their hands wet in a vat full of curds and whey. Donna Pacheco , 707-762-1411

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 On November 6th, 2015 in Yorkville, CA, Rancher Tommy Otey looks out over the Anderson Valley at Acorn Ranch, comprised of 2,000 acres of mostly mixed oak forest and savanna. This is where he raises Cinta Sonoma, known by their white belts, which come from the Cinta Senese, a rare and ancient breed of pig from Tuscany. In 2012, Mimi and Peter Buckley, owners of Front Porch Farm and Acorn Ranch, had the pigs brought from Italy to start up their own forest raised pork business, the only place in the US that raises the breed which is then sold to local Sonoma restaurants and at farmer's markets. Otey said it was the view that convinced him to take the job. Tommy Otey Acorn Ranch 42400 Highway 128 Cloverdale, CA 95425 

On November 6th, 2015 in Yorkville, CA, Rancher Tommy Otey looks out over the Anderson Valley at Acorn Ranch, comprised of 2,000 acres of mostly mixed oak forest and savanna. This is where he raises Cinta Sonoma, known by their white belts, which come from the Cinta Senese, a rare and ancient breed of pig from Tuscany. In 2012, Mimi and Peter Buckley, owners of Front Porch Farm and Acorn Ranch, had the pigs brought from Italy to start up their own forest raised pork business, the only place in the US that raises the breed which is then sold to local Sonoma restaurants and at farmer's markets. Otey said it was the view that convinced him to take the job. Tommy Otey Acorn Ranch 42400 Highway 128 Cloverdale, CA 95425 

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 On November 7th, 2015 Chef David Frakes picks fresh ingredients from the expansive organic vegetable gardens at the family-owned Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA. At the beginning of each season, David sits down with the lead gardener to plan the menus for the season. Michael Cima 860-235-6283  michael@lynmarestate.com
 On November 5th, 2015 dinner prep is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette (pictured here, center, no hat) and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA inside a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. The innovative restaurant, known for its hand cured meats is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

Dustin Valette 707-291-9456, drv@valettehealdsburg.com
 On November 5th, 2015 dinner prep is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA inside a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. Pictured here is the Charcuterie & Cheese plate, with house made meats, pickled vegetables and local cheese from Bohemian Creamery. The restaurant is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. 
 On November 7th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, lunch service is brisk at Barndiva, a farm-to-fork American eatery with an adjoining art studio and outside courtyard. Their motto is, “Wherever you are, eat the view.” Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming know as the food-iest place on earth.
Jil Hales jil@barndiva.com 707-799-1537
 On November 7th, 2015 at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens in Fulton, CA visitors partake of a wine and cheese pairing including a 2014 Vintner's Reserve Riesling, pictured here.  Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.
Will Alexander 707-571-8100
 On November 5th, 2015 in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA visitors taste wines at the family-owned Lynmar Estate.  A big believer in sustainable farming the vineyard manager believes that the most sustainable fertilizer is the manager’s boot prints. They manicure their vines 10 times a year so that each of the 89,292 vines is hand worked.  They also use ingredients from the Estate's expansive organic vegetable gardens and orchards in their menus. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.
Michael Cima 860-235-6283  michael@lynmarestate.com
 On November 5th, 2015 tourists and locals alike head to Flying Goat Coffee in Healdsburg, CA. The town is a synthesis of old and new—of small-town friendliness and big city boutiques, Michelin-starred eateries and, of course, very good wine. Located in the heart of Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.
 On April 2nd, 2016 visitors and locals alike dine and walk through downtown Healdsburg, CA. Located in the heart of Sonoma, the town is a synthesis of old and new—of small-town friendliness and big city boutiques, Michelin-starred eateries and, of course, very good wine. The 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.
 On November 5th, 2015 dinner is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA in a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. The innovative restaurant, known for its hand cured meats is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

Dustin Valette 707-291-9456, drv@valettehealdsburg.com
 On November 6th, 2015 the sun rises over the vineyards at the family-owned Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA. A big believer in sustainable farming the vineyard manager believes that the most sustainable fertilizer is the manager’s boot prints. They manicure their vines 10 times a year so that each of the 89,292 vines is hand worked. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.
Michael Cima 860-235-6283  michael@lynmarestate.com
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 On March 31st, 2016 excellent views of verdant rolling hills and ancient farm houses can be seen along Highway 116 in between Duncan Mills and Jenner following the Russian River in Sonoma County.
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 On November 9th, 2015 Alison Bender (girl, hat) and Sean Williams (boy, brown seater), visitors from Alaska, fight the wind to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Head, a small rocky promontory on the Pacific coast of northern California in Sonoma County that shelters Bodega Bay.
 On November 8th, 2015 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Director of Marketing Lisa Mattson and her husband Damon enjoy the view as the sun sets over Vista Point Pavilion.  Built on the highest hilltop in the 1200-acre Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, CA, it offers panoramic views of the Russian River and Alexander Valleys. The winery was established in 1972 and was inspired by the great wine estates of France and the connection between food, wine and hospitality.

Lisa Mattson, Director of Marketing & Communications at Jordan Vineyard & Winery  707-228-8636
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 On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, Colleen McGlynn, walks through the gardens at the tasting room property of DaVero Farms & Winery which she owns with husband and QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers.  DaVero is a biodynamic family farm which produces small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. Sonoma has become America's test kitchen, 1768-square miles chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards.

Contact: Andrew Hock, Marketing Director, 707-431-8000
 On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA.
Michael Presley, Soilkeeper for DaVero Farms & Winery, dries out the Hopi Red Dye Amaranth plant.  The grain is used for bird feed, and as a super nutrient for breads and porridge. Presley cares for the property at the DaVero tasting room which includes chickens, pigs, persimmon trees, a willow room, bee hives and a garden. DaVero is a biodynamic family farm which produces small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley.  Owned by QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers and his wife Colleen McGlynn, their goal was to create a economically, agriculturally, and environmentally sustainable farm-based business.  Located in Sonoma, a land known for its quality of food, the1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. 

Contact: Michael Presley, Soilkeeper 707-527-2773, michael@davero.com
 On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, Farm Manager Juan Valladares, known as "The Olive Whisperer" harvests olives by hand for DaVero Farms & Winery, a Biodynamic family farm producing small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley. Owned by QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers and his wife Colleen McGlynn their goal is to create a farm-based business that is economically, agriculturally, and environmentally sustainable. Valladares helped them plant their first olive trees in 1990. Located in Sonoma, the1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. 
 On November 8th, 2015 in Sonoma, CA The Olive Press, owned by the Jacuzzi Family Winery, holds their annual Community Press where local hobbyists olive growers can come together and create a community oil.  The Olive Press was the very first olive mill in Sonoma and fuses their oils with a wide variety of flavors like lime, lemon, and jalapeño. 

Contact: Lee Sweeney 
707-931-7580
 On November 8th, 2015 Donna Pacheco, owner of the Achadinha Cheese Company with her 3rd generation dairy farmer husband Jim, turns cheese in the aging room of their 290-acre Petaluma, CA farm.  The couple is known for their wheels of Capricious goats cheese which is aged 14 months and rubbed in olive oil (wheels of round cheese) and the Broncha, (smooth square and round shapes which is pictured here) which is a goat and cow blend that is aged up to five months.  Both are mold ripened and turned on cypress planks.  They also give ranch tours and cheese classes where guests roll up their sleeves, put on a hairnet and get their hands wet in a vat full of curds and whey.

Donna Pacheco  , 707-762-1411
 On November 8th, 2015 Donna Pacheco, owner of the Acadinha Cheese Company with her 3rd generation dairy farmer husband Jim, turns cheese in the aging room of their 290-acre Petaluma, CA farm.  The couple is known for their wheels of Capricious goats cheese which is aged 14 months and rubbed in olive oil (wheels of round cheese) and the Broncha, (smooth square and round shapes) which is a goat and cow blend that is aged up to five months.  Both are mold ripened and turned on cypress planks.  They also give ranch tours and cheese classes where guests roll up their sleeves, put on a hairnet and get their hands wet in a vat full of curds and whey.

Donna Pacheco  , 707-762-1411
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 On November 6th, 2015 in Yorkville, CA, Rancher Tommy Otey looks out over the Anderson Valley at Acorn Ranch, comprised of 2,000 acres of mostly mixed oak forest and savanna. This is where he raises Cinta Sonoma, known by their white belts, which come from the Cinta Senese, a rare and ancient breed of pig from Tuscany. In 2012, Mimi and Peter Buckley, owners of Front Porch Farm and Acorn Ranch, had the pigs brought from Italy to start up their own forest raised pork business, the only place in the US that raises the breed which is then sold to local Sonoma restaurants and at farmer's markets. Otey said it was the view that convinced him to take the job. Tommy Otey Acorn Ranch 42400 Highway 128 Cloverdale, CA 95425 

On November 7th, 2015 Chef David Frakes picks fresh ingredients from the expansive organic vegetable gardens at the family-owned Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA. At the beginning of each season, David sits down with the lead gardener to plan the menus for the season. Michael Cima 860-235-6283 michael@lynmarestate.com

On November 5th, 2015 dinner prep is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette (pictured here, center, no hat) and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA inside a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. The innovative restaurant, known for its hand cured meats is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Dustin Valette 707-291-9456, drv@valettehealdsburg.com

On November 5th, 2015 dinner prep is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA inside a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. Pictured here is the Charcuterie & Cheese plate, with house made meats, pickled vegetables and local cheese from Bohemian Creamery. The restaurant is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. 

On November 7th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, lunch service is brisk at Barndiva, a farm-to-fork American eatery with an adjoining art studio and outside courtyard. Their motto is, “Wherever you are, eat the view.” Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming know as the food-iest place on earth. Jil Hales jil@barndiva.com 707-799-1537

On November 7th, 2015 at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens in Fulton, CA visitors partake of a wine and cheese pairing including a 2014 Vintner's Reserve Riesling, pictured here. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Will Alexander 707-571-8100

On November 5th, 2015 in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA visitors taste wines at the family-owned Lynmar Estate. A big believer in sustainable farming the vineyard manager believes that the most sustainable fertilizer is the manager’s boot prints. They manicure their vines 10 times a year so that each of the 89,292 vines is hand worked. They also use ingredients from the Estate's expansive organic vegetable gardens and orchards in their menus. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Michael Cima 860-235-6283 michael@lynmarestate.com

On November 5th, 2015 tourists and locals alike head to Flying Goat Coffee in Healdsburg, CA. The town is a synthesis of old and new—of small-town friendliness and big city boutiques, Michelin-starred eateries and, of course, very good wine. Located in the heart of Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

On April 2nd, 2016 visitors and locals alike dine and walk through downtown Healdsburg, CA. Located in the heart of Sonoma, the town is a synthesis of old and new—of small-town friendliness and big city boutiques, Michelin-starred eateries and, of course, very good wine. The 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth.

On November 5th, 2015 dinner is underway at Valette, started by local brothers, Chef Dustin Valette and front of the house man Aaron Garzini in Healdsburg, CA in a building once owned by Valette’s grandfather, Honore. The innovative restaurant, known for its hand cured meats is located in the heart of Sonoma, a 1768-square mile county chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards that is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Dustin Valette 707-291-9456, drv@valettehealdsburg.com

On November 6th, 2015 the sun rises over the vineyards at the family-owned Lynmar Estate in the Russian River Valley of Sebastopol, CA. A big believer in sustainable farming the vineyard manager believes that the most sustainable fertilizer is the manager’s boot prints. They manicure their vines 10 times a year so that each of the 89,292 vines is hand worked. Located in Sonoma, the 1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards and is quickly becoming known as the food-iest place on earth. Michael Cima 860-235-6283 michael@lynmarestate.com

On March 31st, 2016 excellent views of verdant rolling hills and ancient farm houses can be seen along Highway 116 in between Duncan Mills and Jenner following the Russian River in Sonoma County.

On November 9th, 2015 Alison Bender (girl, hat) and Sean Williams (boy, brown seater), visitors from Alaska, fight the wind to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Head, a small rocky promontory on the Pacific coast of northern California in Sonoma County that shelters Bodega Bay.

On November 8th, 2015 Jordan Vineyard & Winery Director of Marketing Lisa Mattson and her husband Damon enjoy the view as the sun sets over Vista Point Pavilion. Built on the highest hilltop in the 1200-acre Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, CA, it offers panoramic views of the Russian River and Alexander Valleys. The winery was established in 1972 and was inspired by the great wine estates of France and the connection between food, wine and hospitality. Lisa Mattson, Director of Marketing & Communications at Jordan Vineyard & Winery 707-228-8636

On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, Colleen McGlynn, walks through the gardens at the tasting room property of DaVero Farms & Winery which she owns with husband and QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers. DaVero is a biodynamic family farm which produces small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. Sonoma has become America's test kitchen, 1768-square miles chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. Contact: Andrew Hock, Marketing Director, 707-431-8000

On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA. Michael Presley, Soilkeeper for DaVero Farms & Winery, dries out the Hopi Red Dye Amaranth plant. The grain is used for bird feed, and as a super nutrient for breads and porridge. Presley cares for the property at the DaVero tasting room which includes chickens, pigs, persimmon trees, a willow room, bee hives and a garden. DaVero is a biodynamic family farm which produces small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley. Owned by QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers and his wife Colleen McGlynn, their goal was to create a economically, agriculturally, and environmentally sustainable farm-based business. Located in Sonoma, a land known for its quality of food, the1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. Contact: Michael Presley, Soilkeeper 707-527-2773, michael@davero.com

On November 5th, 2015 in Healdsburg, CA, Farm Manager Juan Valladares, known as "The Olive Whisperer" harvests olives by hand for DaVero Farms & Winery, a Biodynamic family farm producing small lots of Italian wine and olive oil in the Dry Creek Valley. Owned by QuickBooks creator Ridgely Evers and his wife Colleen McGlynn their goal is to create a farm-based business that is economically, agriculturally, and environmentally sustainable. Valladares helped them plant their first olive trees in 1990. Located in Sonoma, the1768-square mile county is chocked full of wineries, dairies, micro-distilleries, bakeries, restaurants, gardens, and orchards. 

On November 8th, 2015 in Sonoma, CA The Olive Press, owned by the Jacuzzi Family Winery, holds their annual Community Press where local hobbyists olive growers can come together and create a community oil. The Olive Press was the very first olive mill in Sonoma and fuses their oils with a wide variety of flavors like lime, lemon, and jalapeño. Contact: Lee Sweeney 707-931-7580

On November 8th, 2015 Donna Pacheco, owner of the Achadinha Cheese Company with her 3rd generation dairy farmer husband Jim, turns cheese in the aging room of their 290-acre Petaluma, CA farm. The couple is known for their wheels of Capricious goats cheese which is aged 14 months and rubbed in olive oil (wheels of round cheese) and the Broncha, (smooth square and round shapes which is pictured here) which is a goat and cow blend that is aged up to five months. Both are mold ripened and turned on cypress planks. They also give ranch tours and cheese classes where guests roll up their sleeves, put on a hairnet and get their hands wet in a vat full of curds and whey. Donna Pacheco , 707-762-1411

On November 8th, 2015 Donna Pacheco, owner of the Acadinha Cheese Company with her 3rd generation dairy farmer husband Jim, turns cheese in the aging room of their 290-acre Petaluma, CA farm. The couple is known for their wheels of Capricious goats cheese which is aged 14 months and rubbed in olive oil (wheels of round cheese) and the Broncha, (smooth square and round shapes) which is a goat and cow blend that is aged up to five months. Both are mold ripened and turned on cypress planks. They also give ranch tours and cheese classes where guests roll up their sleeves, put on a hairnet and get their hands wet in a vat full of curds and whey. Donna Pacheco , 707-762-1411

On November 6th, 2015 in Yorkville, CA, Rancher Tommy Otey looks out over the Anderson Valley at Acorn Ranch, comprised of 2,000 acres of mostly mixed oak forest and savanna. This is where he raises Cinta Sonoma, known by their white belts, which come from the Cinta Senese, a rare and ancient breed of pig from Tuscany. In 2012, Mimi and Peter Buckley, owners of Front Porch Farm and Acorn Ranch, had the pigs brought from Italy to start up their own forest raised pork business, the only place in the US that raises the breed which is then sold to local Sonoma restaurants and at farmer's markets. Otey said it was the view that convinced him to take the job. Tommy Otey Acorn Ranch 42400 Highway 128 Cloverdale, CA 95425 

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