People often ask me what I do up in Healdsburg with my four children. The wine country has been my family's weekend destination for years. Believe it or not, there is more than just wine to be found in the wine country and even in the vineyards.
One of our favorite places to take a stroll is on the grounds of Quivira Vineyards. Quivira is a biodynamic vineyard. After a stop in the tasting room, take the time to explore the grounds. There are beautiful native gardens, as well as my children's favorites, the chicken coop and farm animals. On our last visit, the vineyard was the home to a pregnant wild pig. We are still waiting to hear whether the Quivira piglets have been born.
The vineyard also hosts seasonal dinners. I am still trying to find a sitter for the July 25th dinner featuring local farmer/chef Doug Nicosia. Farm to table dinners will also take place on Oct.10th, and Feb. 13, 2010. Call Relish Culinary Adventures @ 877-759-4004 for reservations. There is nothing quite like dinner in the vineyard on a warm wine country night, so I hope it works out.