Friday 14 January 2011

What's New in California's Sonoma County

See what's new in California's famed wine country, just 30 minutes from San Francisco: Francis Ford Coppola opens new restaurant, new urban winery village and a zip-line above the redwood forest.

SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. - Those in need of an after-holiday escape will find new wine and food experiences, soothing spa treatments and new tours and attractions in the land of plenty, Sonoma County.

Winter in Sonoma wine country makes for a dramatic backdrop for more than 300 wineries, 40 spas, and 50-plus miles (80 km) of Pacific coastline that makes Sonoma County America's premier wine, spa and coastal destination. The hectic pace of grape harvest and crush is over, giving way to a relaxed, more personal experience whether wine tasting, hiking, or discovering a new favorite restaurant.

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Sonoma County Restaurant Week, More Than 90 Restaurants, Starts February 21
Wine Country's best restaurant promotion kicks off February 21 when more than 90 restaurants offer prix-fixe menus at three price levels: $19, $29 and $39. Local restauranteurs feature plenty of Sonoma County products like local duck, bacon, vegetables and fruit. And, as befits the culinary reputation of this famous wine country destination, plenty of restaurants will offer Sonoma County wines with the meal. Notable restaurants on this year's list include Michelin-starred restaurants like Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, famed wine country cuisine spots like John Ash and zazu, as well as local favorites like the Epicurean Connection and Starlight Wine Bar and Restaurant. For a list of participating restaurants, see the website:

Sonoma County Restaurant Week
More than 90 locations in Sonoma County

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