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From Apple Butter to Zinfandel: A Harvest-time Getaway to Healdsburg and the Russian River
1 hide detailHistoric B&B surveys a vine-covered valley
The Raford Inn overlooks award winning vineyards and is listed as a Sonoma County Historical Landmark. Surrounding the inn are towering palm trees and old-fashioned gardens featuring Victorian plantings and more than 100 antique roses. The six guest rooms are furnished with turn-of-the-century antiques. A full breakfast is served in the dining room. The sun room and front porch invite guests to enjoy the splendid view and complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres in the evening.
2 hide detailAn Estate Worth a Visit
While in Guerneville, a visit to the Korbel Estate is a must. Opt for the 50 minute Champagne Cellar Tour, which familiarizes you with wine-making techniques and includes a visit to the History Museum. After all the activity, you can cater to your gastronomic needs at the Korbel Delicatessen and Market by feasting on some traditional local food, and don't forget to stop by the gift shop to take home some of the rare wines (some of which are available only on the estate), wine accessories and other local souvenirs. You can also tour the Rose Garden, which features 250 varieties of antique roses.