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Making Your Gay Visit to Sonoma County Extraordinary

There are many events and experiences in Sonoma County that can take your experience here from great to extraordinary. Whether it be by the book Sonoma County “must-sees” or hidden gem locations the locals love, here are a few ideas for activities in Sonoma that can kick things up a notch.

Modern Grange Events at The Shed, Healdsburg

The Shed is just an extraordinary venue, guaranteed to impress and wow foodies (apparently, even Martha Stewart is a fan). But that is no particular secret. What may be lesser known however are the modern Grange events hosted at The Shed, where participants are invited to participate in everything from a hands-on workshop in ice cream making with chef and Real Cool Frozen Treats owner Maria deCorpo (July 26, 2017) to a SHED Supper Series highlighting southern cuisine as part of a monthly community dinner featuring local farmers, winemakers, and visiting chefs (Aug. 1, 2017) to a Wildly Fermented Sourdough Bread Workshop with baker Lindsay Katz (Aug. 19, 2017).  For more details on these and other activities, check The Shed’s list of events.

Booker and Butler Concierge

Planning a trip to Sonoma can be both time-consuming and challenging. And, because the scene is always changing with new winemakers popping up, new restaurants opening and new tasting rooms throwing open their doors, it’s all too easy to miss an unexpected turn that might be of interest to you when planning your itinerary. Enter Booker and Butler Concierge, to map out your visit to wine country right down to the minutest detail and ensure that you experience all those wonderfully off-the beaten path experiences that make a trip to Sonoma magical. For more information on Booker and Butler, click here.

Beautiful Places Villas

Home might be where the heart is, but dreams exist in spectacular accommodations like the ones offered for short-terms stays by Beautiful Places. Imagine a property like Glass House, the perfect wine country home floating above the tree line off a private road; or a remarkable seven-bedroom historic wine country estate thoroughly modernized for today’s gracious lifestyle; or a seven-bedroom farmhouse style manse at the foot of a Sonoma mountain between Kenwood and Glen Ellen. Paired with the Beautiful Places’ team extensive depth of resources aimed at turning fantasy into reality, this is yet another way to take your next Sonoma visit to another level. For more information, click here.

Up, Up and Away Ballooning

It’s one thing to see Sonoma by land but it is entirely another to experience the majestic beauty of the vines and every other shade of fabulous that wine country has to offer from the air.  A hot air balloon ride is one of the most unique ways to see Sonoma County in its totality. Enjoy a bird’s eye view and post flight breakfast in a group or make the experience truly special by reserving a balloon for two.

Or for adventurous, sporty types why not try Balloons, Bikes & Brews, a standard balloon flight package as well as a 14-mile round trip bike tour which includes use of a hybrid bike, helmet, lock, water bottle cage, handle bar bag and rear insulated bag for personal items, as well as a sampler of four craft beers at the first stop, and a photo collage to commemorate your venture. Not exactly your average day in Wine Country, right?  For more information on Balloons, Bikes & Brews, click here


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