From time to time, we will post information about local events that may be of interest to our guests.

Local Recommendations


Glen Ellen/Kenwood

  • Glen Ellen Star  California cuisine from a wood-burning over.  Reservations necessary.  Our favorite!
  • Cafe Citti – homemade pasta, Italian sandwiches
  • El Molina Central  amazing Mexican food
  • The Fig Café – casual atmosphere, serves brunch and dinner
  • The Glen Ellen Inn – great for lunch or dinner
  • Jack London Saloon  local hangout, burgers and beers


Sonoma Square

  • Girl and the Fig – excellent dining, reservation necessary
  • LaSalette Restaurant – Portugese/Mediteranean
  • Della Santina's – classic Italian
  • La Casa – Mexican food and margaritas
  • Hopmonk Tavern – great beer selection, tavern fare at reasonable prices
  • Tasca Tasca – tapas and wine bar
  • Sunflower Café – coffee, soups, salad and sandwiches


Napa Valley

  • Farmstead (St. Helena)
  • Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen (St. Helena)
  • Bottega (Yountville)
  • Ciccio (Yountville)


Sonoma Wineries

  • Pride Vineyards (appt only) – on Spring Mtn, winery straddles the Sonoma/Napa county line
  • Petroni Vineyards – our neighbors at 990 Cavedale Road; cave tastings available (appt only)
  • Hamel Family Wines – Hwy 12 at Madrone Rd.  Appt. only
  • Repris Vineyard (appt only) – great cave and vineyard tour
  • Ty Caton – for the Cab lover!
  • Benziger Family Winery
  • Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards - sparkling wine
  • Larson Family Winery
  • Kunde – mountaintop wine tasting
  • St. Francis Winery – amazing food/wine pairing, reservations required!

Napa Wineries

  • Crocker & Starr (appt only)
  • Ladara (appt only)
  • Larkmead (appt only)
  • Venge (appt only)
  • Viadar (appt only)
  • Von Strasser (appt only)
  • Cain Vineyards (appt only)
  • Mayacamus Vineyards (appt only)
  • Spring Mountain Vineyards (appt only)
  • Swanson Vineyards – for the Salon tasting experience, appt only
  • Hess Collection – great art gallery

Craft Breweries

  • Russian River Brewery - Home of Pliny the Elder!  2 locations -Santa Rosa and Windsor.  
  • Hen House Brewery (Santa Rosa)
  • Sonoma Springs Brewing Co. (19449 Riverside Dr #101, Sonoma) 

Winery Tours/Transport

  • Green Dream Tours – private tours in both Napa and Sonoma are available for 2-14 people (  415-692-1644)


Grocery Stores

  • Glen Ellen Village Market – closest market to the house.  13751 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen.
  • Sonoma Market – the big sister to the Glen Ellen Market – much larger selection.  Our favorite market!  500 West Napa Street, Sonoma
  • Whole Foods, Safeway and Lucky’s are all on Hwy 12 in Sonoma, about 20 minutes away


Farmer's Markets and Produce Stands


Hiking, Scenic Walks


Scenic Drives

Cavedale Road is a single lane road and not for the faint of heart.  However, Cavedale offers spectacular views and gorgeous country side.  Pick it up by taking a left at the Volunteer Fire Station just down Trinity Road, and follow it to Hwy 12 (~9 miles, about 30 minutes).  Watch for views of San Francisco!

Spring Mountain – Drive the loop over Spring Mountain, linking Hwy 12 and Rte 29.  Drive up Napa Valley and back down through Sonoma (or visa versa!).  Hint: Pack a picnic lunch, make an appointment at Pride Vineyards, and enjoy the day!

Warm Springs Road – If you are looking to get back to civilization and don’t want to take Highway 12, Warm Springs Rd/Bennett Valley Road is a great alternative.  It will eventually drop you on Route 101 in Rohnert Park (south of Santa Rosa).  The drive offers farms, wineries, and country homes.


Taxi: Vern’s Taxi: (707) 938-8885

Broadway Under the Stars @ Jack London State Park

World-class theater, outdoors, in an historic setting, in the Valley of the Moon.


Transcendence Theatre’s “Broadway Under the Stars” is an award-winning series of four Broadway-inspired concerts in Sonoma’s Wine Country, featuring incredible talent from the New York and Hollywood stages and screen. 

The summer series of main stage productions will be presented June 12 to Sept. 132020, at the unique, open-air venue of the historic winery in Jack London State Historic Park. With live orchestration, music, and dance performed under a star-filled sky in the Valley of the Moon, each performance in this annual summer series becomes a magical, memorable night of entertainment. 

The “Broadway Under the Stars” experience includes pre-show picnicking at 5 p.m. in the park’s sprawling vineyard and meadow. Audiences are invited to enjoy musical entertainment before the main performance with homemade picnics or gourmet picnics purchased at nearby stores. At the venue, there are pre-show picnic options including a variety of food from local gourmet food trucks and vendors and fine wines representing eight Sonoma County wineries.

Summer 2020 offers four unique performances:

June 12 – July 5
Standards and showstoppers – playfully updated for the best of Broadway on a single stage.

July 25 – 26
An extraordinary summer tradition featuring Broadway, Disney and everything in between.

August 14 – 30
A celebratory musical adventure with electrifying dance, intricate harmonies and ageless melodies.

September 11-13
An end of the season celebration and fundraiser sure to close the summer in extraordinary fashion.

Learn more at

Sonoma Plaza Farmer's Market

Every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to dusk
May thru September 

Fantastic Farmer's Market every Tuesday in the Square.  

This is a true "local's scene": Live Music, Food Vendors, and of course Farm-Fresh Produce.  Come stroll the square, grab a bite to eat and stock up on fresh veggies!