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Bay Area Hotels Raise A Glass to Cali's Wine Month

September 20, 2012 at 11:47 AM | by | ()

From a Hillside Cottage at Casa Madrona, see Richardson Bay where your seaplane to pinot land departs

Earlier this month, we kicked off California Wine Month with hotel packages in Central California’s Paso Robles. But since the whole state is in on the celebration through the end of September—and let’s be real, through all of Fall from harvest to crush—we’re zeroing in now on Nor Cal and the Bay Area’s coolest Wine Month packages.

Surrounding Cali’s most formidable wine country in Sonoma and Napa, Northern California and Bay Area hotels have turned up the wine country heat with more vino-charged events than usual. Sure, glasses and bottles of wine are a dime a dozen in these sorts of packages, so we turned our focus, instead, to Bay Area hotels doing something a little more special.

Behold, three hotels that deliver you to the vineyard door by day while keeping you cozy and pampered by night.

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Another Reason The Lodge at Sonoma Isn't Your Typical Wine Country Getaway

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  Site Where: 1325 Broadway St. [map], Sonoma, CA, United States, 95476
April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM | by | ()

This past weekend a new wine bar and coffee house opened inside the recently renovated lobby at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa. Coming on the heels of much anticipation, Bean & Bottle does something you don’t typically see in wine country hotels: multitask with style.

Part wine bar, tasting room, café and deli, it’s also a sweet gathering place where you can cozy up indoors by the stone fireplace, talk wine at the bar with sommeliers (now there's three in all) or head out the glass doors to cocktail by poolside fire pits and cabanas.

But being unusual is nothing new at The Lodge at Sonoma, which feels light years away from your typical wine country stay.

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