07/22/2014

Tour Wine Country By Motorcycle

Motorcycle Tours of Wine Country

Santa Rosa is the starting point for exploring Sonoma County's many attractions, wineries and natural beauty.  Why not try a totally different way to tour wine country? Adventure Touring Motorcycle Rentals and Tours in Santa Rosa offers everything you need to take in the beautiful countryside….from the back of a motorcycle.

Adventure Touring can take you on some of the most incredible motorcycling roads that wind through breathtaking California scenery. In a single day you can ride through mountain passes, dense redwood forests, grassy rolling hills, coastal cliffs and sprawling vineyards.

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryAdventure Touring offers one and three day tours of the area. You can bring your own bike or rent one of their BMW motorcycles and all the equipment you need. Whether you are a novice or a more experienced rider, they have tours that will meet your skill level and offer you a guide that has extensive local knowledge, providing both safety and enjoyment along the way.

After your tour of wine country, head over to Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. Located just minutes from Adventure Touring, you can top off your day with dinner and local wines at our own Nectar Restaurant. For more information on Nectar or to reserve a room at the beautiful Hilton Sonoma Wine Country see our website or call 1-707-523-7555.

07/15/2014

Join The Fun as The 2014 Santa Rosa Marathon Races Into Town!

Santa Rosa Marathon and Half-Marathon

August is a thrilling month for runners with the annual Santa Rosa Marathon providing an exciting race experience in beautiful Wine Country. This Boston qualifier offers a full marathon, half marathon, and a 5k race.

This event is a favorite of hundreds of area runners as well as spectators, walkers and supporters. The race starts and finishes in picturesque Juilliard Park. This year also offers a 5k and it is the first race to run through Downtown Santa Rosa.

A memorable treat waits at mile ten as the marathoners run through the beautiful De Loach Vineyard grounds and then through one of its colorful wine barrel and fermenting rooms.

  • Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryRace Date: August 24, 2014
  • Custom Swag for all half and full runners
  • Bottle of De Loach Wine for marathon runners
  • Custom wicking shirt for all 5k finishers
  • Beer and wine tastings

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel is less than 4 miles from the Santa Rosa Marathon and festivities.  Reserve your room with us now, and enjoy our beautiful pool, outdoor dining patio and some much deserved rest and relaxation. For reservations and more information see our website or call 1-707-523-7555.

07/08/2014

Paddle Your Way Past Russian River Redwoods, Mountains and Beaches

Canoe Trips on the Russian River

The famous Russian River has been a favorite getaway for over a hundred years, and so much of its beauty and serenity stands the test of time today. Taking a canoe trip on the Russian River is the perfect way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the valley, appreciate its landscape, and observe the wildlife on the river. Some local Santa Rosa-area companies offer visitors the chance to paddle and float past the Russian River’s majestic redwoods, mountains and hidden beaches.

Burke’s Canoe Trips offers self-guided canoe trips for couples, families, and groups.

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryRussian River Adventures, based in Healdsburg, uses inflatable canoes called SOARs. They offer full and half-day, self-guided river trips.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country is just a few minutes away from both of these Russian River trips.  After a long day of paddling, you can satisfy your appetite at our own Nectar Restaurant, with spectacular views of the Santa Rosa hillside. Make it a weekend with luxury accommodations at our wine country hotel. For more information and reservations see our website or call 1-707-523-7555.

07/01/2014

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Ironman Triathlon in Wine Country

Don’t miss the excitement as athletes swim, bike and run the distance in Sonoma County

2014 marks the 25th Annual Ironman Vineman Triathlon in Wine Country, making it the oldest independent full distance triathlon held in the United States…and it all takes place right here in Sonoma County.

The Vineman course runs by numerous, scenic Sonoma County vineyards & wineries, and passes through five distinct regions. Vineman athletes will swim 2.4 miles at Johnson’s Beach in the Russian River, then bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles through beautiful landscapes of Sonoma Wine Country.

Vineman TriathlonThis Ironman is called “the people’s full distance event” making the average athlete’s experience of completing a full triathlon to be the most rewarding as possible. With beautiful wine country scenery, typically perfect California weather, and a relatively small grouping of athletes, the Vineman is known as an “athlete friendly” race.

Whether you are competing in the Vineman Triathlon, or you are in town to cheer for your favorite athlete, book your stay with a preferred hotel of the 2014 Ironman Vineman Triathlon – the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel!  Located just minutes from the finish line, the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel offers luxurious yet comfortable accommodations with the very best of amenities. Visit us online for more information.

Good luck to all those competing this year in the Vineman Triathlon!

Image: Vineman Triathlon

06/24/2014

Wine Country Half-Marathon 2014

Run in this exclusive and scenic wine country half-marathon 2014

Runners from around the world will join in a special wine country half marathon this July 20th. Napa-to-Sonoma is the flagship event in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series. This popular race features a fast and scenic course starting at the vineyards of the Cuvaison Carneros Winery and finishing in historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall.

Napa to Sonoma Half MarathonThe beautiful wine country region of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys offer runners unmatched views and the finest in wine country hospitality. The course runs through the scenic Carneros wine region passing thousands of acres of vineyards, ranches, the Napa/Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area, wineries and into downtown Sonoma.

The finish line celebration is unlike any other race you’ve been in. The Post Race Wine and Music Festival takes place in the heart of the Sonoma Plaza.  Over 20 wineries and local breweries will be offering tastings, while health and wellness exhibitors will be available along with live music. The festival is open to guests so bring your friends and family to celebrate with you.
For more information about the race, see the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon website.

The Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel wishes everyone a fast run and a great time at the Wine Country Half-Marathon 2014! For relaxing accommodations after the race and festival, see our website for more information and reservations, or call us at 1-707-523-7555.

Image: Courtesy of Destination Races

06/17/2014

Graton Resort & Casino - Stay & Play Package

Feeling lucky? Book our Graton Casino Hotel Package for an unmatched Stay and Play Deal

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country offers a different kind of wine country getaway with our Graton Casino Hotel PackageHilton Sonoma is only 10 minutes away from one of Sonoma County’s newest and greatest attractions, the Graton Resort & Casino.

Graton Casino spans an astounding 320,000 square feet and offers gamers 3,000 state-of-the-art casino slots, 144 blackjack, poker and baccarat tables and a Live Poker Room with 18 tables.  Graton has quickly become one of Sonoma County’s hot spots for exciting entertainment, and now you can combine an exciting gaming experience with a stay at the  luxurious Hilton Sonoma Wine Country.

Hilton Sonoma Guest RoomYour Graton Casino Hotel Package includes:
•    Deluxe guestroom  accommodation at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
•    Graton Casino Fun Book, with over $500 in coupon savings at the Casino (offer subject to new Casino Membership)
•    Bottle of Wine upon check-in at the hotel (your choice of red or white wine)
•    Two wine tasting passes per person to Kendall Jackson and Paradise Ridge Wineries
•    Use of our beautiful, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool
•    “Wine O’Clock” Lobby Wine Tasting on Friday evening
•    Complimentary access to our Health Club and 7 mile Jogging Track

To take advantage of our exclusive Graton Casino Hotel Package, see our website for reservations, or call 1-707-523-7555.

06/10/2014

Sonoma County Fair 2014 is Just Around the Corner

Celebrate “Peace, Love & Fair” at the Sonoma County Fair 2014

It’s a fair, it’s a flower show, it’s a carnival, there’s something for everyone at the Sonoma County Fair 2014.  From July 24 – August 10 enjoy the thrill of live horse racing, a giant carnival, the exquisite Hall of Flowers show themed “Flower Power”, live entertainment, delicious food, fun contests and more.

The Sonoma County Fair 2014 offers free music played nearly all day every day. There are four different venues to choose from, where you can hear everything including rock, country, jazz, blues, oldies and big band. Headlining concerts will feature Billy Currington, LifeHouse, Cody Simpson and Coco Jones, and Los Huracanes Del Norte.

 

The legendary Helm and Sons Carnival returns to the Sonoma County Fair 2014 this year with fair rides for the little ones and thrill rides for teens and adults. There will be plenty of midway games and attractions, too.

This year’s Hall of Flowers theme “Flower Power” will give exhibitors a chance to use the entire floral palette. Viewers will experience gardens based on Yellow Submarine, White Rabbit, Purple Haze, Green River, Brown Eyed Girl, Blue Bayou, Scarlet Begonias, Crimson & Clover, Red Rubber Ball, Black Magic Woman, and Goldfinger.

Wine Country Horse Racing will take place every week of the Fair, with races occurring Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and some mid-week races.

If you are planning on attending the Fair, Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel is located just minutes from the fairgrounds.  We can offer you a quiet place to relax, swim and enjoy our many amenities after a long day at the Fair. See our website for reservations or call 1-707-523-7555.

06/03/2014

Spectacular 4th of July in Sonoma with Judy Collins

Don’t miss iconic singer-songwriter Judy Collins perform patriotic classics at the 4th of July Spectacular in Sonoma

Sonoma State University is hosting a spectacular 4th of July with Judy Collins at Weill Hall’s Green Music Center, Friday July 4th at 7:30pm. The popular Santa Rosa Symphony will accompany Collins as she presents an amazing program of many of her most popular songs as well as patriotic mainstays including “God Bless America”, “America the Beautiful”, and “This Land is Your Land”.

Judy Collins is an award-winning singer and songwriter whose career has spanned more than 50 years and 50 albums. Her beautiful vocals and extensive body of work continues to garner her new fans as she performs throughout the country. 4th of July in Sonoma with Judy Collins is a unique opportunity for all of Santa Rosa to enjoy her music and magic.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country2014-2015 marks the Santa Rosa Symphony's 87th performance season and third year as Resident Orchestra at the Green Music Center. Comprised of 78 musicians and led by Maestro Bruno Ferrandis, the Symphony is the third oldest professional orchestra in California.

Visitors can choose to purchase tickets for either inside Weill Hall or outside on the extensive lawn. Following the concert will be a spectacular 4th of July fireworks show at 9:30pm. For ticket information, see their website for more information.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country is located just minutes away from the 4th of July festivities at Sonoma State University, and would be the perfect retreat for your 4th of July weekend. For reservations see our website or call 1-707-523-7555.

05/27/2014

Sonoma Wine Experience Package

Looking for a comprehensive Sonoma wine experience getaway? Look no further than our wine country hotel with loads of perks!

Wine lovers, when was the last time you got away together? Our VIP Wine Experience Package is the perfect excuse to escape and enjoy reserve wine tastings at two of the leading wineries in Sonoma County, Kendall Jackson and Paradise Ridge Wineries.

Your VIP Wine Experience Package includes the following amenities:

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country• Deluxe accommodations at the beautiful Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel
• Two reserve wine tastings at Kendall Jackson Winery ($30 value) and 20% off wine purchases
• Two wine tastings at Paradise Ridge Winery ($20 value) and 15% off wine purchases
• $25 voucher to use in the hotel's restaurant, Nectar, towards lunch or dinner
• Jr. Olympic Sized Heated Outdoor Pool & Whirlpool
• Complimentary Health Club Access

Now is the perfect time to have your own Sonoma Wine Experience. To make your reservation for this exclusive VIP Wine Experience package see our website, or call 1-707-523-7555.

05/20/2014

Winemaker Dinner featuring MacMurray Ranch

The Hilton Sonoma Wine Country welcomes MacMurray Ranch for a very special Wine Maker Dinner!

Join us for an amazing five course dinner paired with wines from MacMurray Ranch and discussion with winemaker Kate MacMurray,  held in our beautiful Sonoma Ballroom and Terrace, on Friday, May 30th, 6:30 to 9:30pm.

Hilton Sonoma Winemaker Dinner

MacMurray Winemaker Dinner - The Hilton Sonoma 

6:30PM - 7:00PM - Cheese Display with 2012 Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley
7:00PM - Dinner
Ahi Tuna Crudo and Organic Chioggia Beet Napoleon
Wiley Farms Marble Yukon Potato Crisp with Jicama-Apple Slaw and Daikon Sprouts
2012 Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley
Almond-Crusted Diver Scallop Wrapped in Prosciutto 
Sausalito Springs Watercress with Avocado and Bellwether Farms Crème Fraîche
2012 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Wild Mushroom-Stuffed Quail
Polenta Crescent with Braised Cabbage, Spring Onions and Red Currant Oil
2010 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Hazelnut-Crusted Rack of Lamb
Moroccan Couscous with Roasted Baby Toybox Carrots, Lavender Infused Jus
2011 Pinot Noir, Reserve, Russian River Valley
Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème, Plum Compote 

$125.00 per person including tax and service charge
For tickets and more information, please visit Eventbrite

The Hilton Sonoma Wine Country welcomes you to join us for this very special winemaker dinner event. Reserve a room and continue the evening by enjoying incomparable accommodations and first class service and amenities. Please visit the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country website to book your accommodation or for more information call 1-707-523-7555.