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The Best Way To Experience Wine Country

Comparable to the fall season, a weekend spent along the vines in the early springtime is just absolutely lovely. With smaller crowds and flowers making their first appearance, the crisp sunny days in Sonoma are nothing short of magic. John and I love any chance to experience a weekend outside of our 7×7 city, so when we were invited to experience Barrel Tasting, a weekend hosted by The Wine Road, we knew we had to pack our bags and head for the small town of Geyserville for a weekend of fun in the sun!

Wine Country Guide

Wine Country Guide

During this wonderful wine getaway, we called Geyserville Inn home for the weekend and it did not disappoint! After check in, we unloaded our bags and headed to the hotel’s restaurant, Geyserville Grille for dinner and drinks. The lively bar area and strung bistro lights along the patio created a perfect ambience for a relaxing way to kick off the weekend as we were greeted with chocolates and a bottle of red wine!

Our King Deluxe room backed straight up to the vineyards and the back patio attached to our room made it beyond enjoyable to sip our wine before and after the event. The location of the hotel was absolutely perfect and we even got to explore the small strip of tasting rooms and restaurants in Geyserville before heading back home to San Francisco at the end of our trip.

Wine Country Guide

Wine Country Guide

With a clear forecast and clean wine glasses, we headed out to new and familiar tasting rooms and wineries to participate in Barrel Tasting. In short, this event held in Sonoma allows visitors to taste wines straight from the barrel and then head over to the tasting bar to compare the flavors to the same wines that have been in the barrel for approximately one year!

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By having the chance to visit multiple wineries and talk to the wine makers themselves, this event is the best way to experience Sonoma’s Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys! Barrel Tasting Weekend is especially fun because not only did we learn so much about the importance of aging wine, the experience itself was more hands on, making it different than most formal tastings we’ve done. The weather could not have been any sweeter and the weekend gave us a chance to relax and really enjoy the wine varietals as spring begins. The best part about tasting through a Wine Road event? You get to save those $15-$20 tasting fees at each winery! A weekend ticket will get you an all inclusive pass to taste wine at that majority of the wineries up in Sonoma!

Wine Country Guide

Wine Country Guide

Interested in exploring Sonoma with access to multiple wineries like we got to? Be sure to browse upcoming events through The Wine Road, check out some amazing rates at Geyserville Inn and hit the road!

Wine Country Guide


Wine Country Guide


This post was made possible in partnership with The Wine Road and Geyserville Inn. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help made the blog a little more dreamy!

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