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Whether your means of water transportation are kayaks, canoes, outriggers, paddle boards, boogie or surf boards, with over 88 miles of tidal river estuaries and four pristine coastal bays and sandy beaches ready to be discovered, the playground of Mendocino awaits you.
Restoring the quintessence of a Queen Anne mansion is no easy feat, but hard work wasn’t going to stand in the way for Lauren Ackerman of Ackerman Family Vineyards. She began a daunting five-year journey of meticulously restoring one of Napa’s famous pink ladies to its former 19th-century splendor.
For an exclusive, next-level destination to taste some exquisite wine, look no further than Ackerman Heritage House.
The seduction of Tuscan Country Cooking in Sonoma’s Wine Country
“Walkthrough the ornate wrought iron gated entrance of Della Santina’s Trattoria and like smoke thru a keyhole, you’re transported to the family’s hometown of Lucca, Italy.”
Tuscan country dishes pay homage to celebrate the season’s harvests, slow-roasted lamb, rabbit, duck, cured meats like prosciutto, sausages, fresh pasta, and daily loaves of bread resting on their window seals.
Our trip plans to cruise south on the Salish Sea and circumnavigate Whidbey Island. Our itinerary included Coupeville, Langley, Port Ludlow, Port Townsend, then crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca to spend a few days among the San Juan Islands before returning to our home port in Bellingham, Washington.