A Valentine's Day Sonoma "Staycation" with K Concierge

We know not everyone can take a full vacation for Valentine's Day so we teamed up with K Concierge to bring you a Sonoma Staycation itinerary that can't be beat! K Concierge is a branch of the K Group, and they specialize in off the beaten path activities here in wine country. They represent exclusive accommodations, little known wineries, and incredible cuisine related experiences. They know it all from top to bottom and there is no one we would trust more to plan an amazing romantic getaway for Valentine's Day! Everything you see in this post can be booked through K Concierge, so all you have to do is show up. Some of the experiences are exclusive to K Concierge so make sure to inquire with them about all bookings.

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It wouldn't be a wine country Valentine's day without some world-renound wine tasting. K Concierge will create a completely personalized experience for your afternoon of exploring the vineyards, either by bike or private luxury vehicle. Start the day being picked up by an extremely qualified ambassador or wine connoisseur to host your tour.

Once K Concierge has finalized your form of transportation, they will also set up all of your winery appointments for you. Their expertise of the area aides in finding the most unique and exquisite winery experiences in the valley.

A first stop could be the Tuscan style winery Petroni Vineyards. Enjoy stunning views of Brunello grapes as they turn bright yellow or sneak into the wine cave for an indoor taste. From the moment you arrive at Petroni Vineyards, you know that this winery is special.

Rebecca Gosselin Photography

Rebecca Gosselin Photography

Next, enjoy the beauty that is Hamel Family Wines for a food & wine pairing for two. This experience features seasonal dishes with their delicious wines. 

Finally, a stop into the small, family owned winery, La Rochelle. They are home of the Ultimate Pinot Noir Experience. Enjoy small-lot, single vineyard Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.

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After a long day of wine tasting, you'll definitely need a fabulous dinner. Though you really can't go wrong in wine country, K Concierge recommends the newly renovated Salt and Stone which Sonoma-style American fare plus local craft beers & wine in rustic, family-friendly surroundings. They offer a large oyster selection (Valentine’s aphrodisiac?) and have a great happy hour!

Perhaps some of the most exclusive features through K Concierge are the accommodations they have access to. Properties like this beautiful private estate overlooking the vineyards are just a few of the options they offer. This villa is the perfect spot for a romantic Valentine's day overnight for two.

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Before leaving beautiful wine country, indulge in a couple’s massage at the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, rated among Travel + Leisure’s top 25 spas. Historically revered by Native Americans for its healing power, the elegant Spanish mission–style inn boasts an enviable location atop an ancient thermal mineral spring, flowing from 1,100 feet below the surface. The tranquility and beauty of this environment is echoed throughout the 40,000-square-foot spa, which offers endless opportunities to find your energy or relax. Whether it’s relaxing by the inviting fireplace, soaking in their mineral baths and Watsu® pool, or indulging in one of their signature treatments.

For one final stop, enjoy a lovely breakfast at local favorite Sunflower Caffé. They are located on the historic Sonoma Plaza and their food is simple, locally sourced and delicious. Share a table for two and sip a mocha or mimosa on their outdoor patio or enjoy a waffle in their cozy restaurant.

There is no better way to plan your Valentine's Staycation in Sonoma than with K Concierge. Their expertise and knowledge of the area is unparalleled and they take all the work off your hands so all you have to do is enjoy! Contact them for details on any of the experiences you see above, and so much more.

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Sonoma Valley Events: February 2018

February is packed full of events in Sonoma Valley this year! From winery new release parties to winemakers dinners to cheese making classes, there is truly something for everyone. Make sure to check out our full calendar of events, but in the mean time, here are a few of our favorites from the upcoming month!


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FeBREWary Beer Passport

Celebrate FeBREWary all month long with the Santa Rosa Beer Passport! Pick up a passport at participating breweries, Wilibees, Brew, and the California Welcome Center. Get a stamp at each of the participating breweries. Receive at least nine brewery stamps and take your completed passport to the California Welcome Center in Santa Rosa to choose a prize!


Pliny the Younger Release

Russian River Brewing Company's phenomenally popular Pliny the Younger is released the first Friday of February and is available for just two weeks, Feb. 2-15, 2018. This Triple IPA has triple the amount of hops as a regular IPA, making it difficult and expensive to make - hence it's short release time frame and limited availability! This award-winning brew is not bottled, so more people can try it right from the source in Santa Rosa or at select draft accounts. You won't want to miss it!

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29th Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest

The 29th Annual Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest is the premier Crab and Wine event of the North Bay Area! Join over 1,400 leaders from the agriculture and business communities in support of scholarships, education programs and youth activities! This fun and exciting evening has received rave reviews and is perhaps the largest crab feed in Sonoma County. Combined with an impressive silent and live auction, it makes for one of the year’s best events. The event features Medal Winning Wines, Fabulous Local Cuisine and Impressive Live and Silent Auctions.


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Hands On Cheese Making Class

Award winning cheesemaker Sheana Davis breaks down the barriers to cheesemaking, making it accessible, easy and fun with energetic, hands-on classes that teach participants how to craft a fresh, warm ricotta cheese that is ready to serve and enjoy within 90 minutes.


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Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting Workshop and Cider Tasting

Want to grow delicious fruit trees but not sure how to care for them? Join Daily Acts and Ethic Ciders to learn how to properly prune and graft! In this hands-on workshop Orchard Manager Ryan Johnston will delve into goals and techniques for winter pruning deciduous fruit trees. You’ll also learn how to graft so that you can get creative with propagating your own low-cost, delicious, diverse, and site-appropriate fruit tree varieties.


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Sonoma Underground

Sonoma Underground, a new event dedicated to the small, independent producers of Sonoma County, will be hosting its inaugural tasting on February 24 at Longboard Vineyards in Healdsburg.For those wine lovers who visit Sonoma and wonder: "Where can I find the fantastic, unknown wines from the small guys? How can I find the off the beaten track wineries?" This is the event to bring the “Sonoma Underground” above ground.


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