WOODFIELD PROPERTIES BLOG
The official blog of Woodfield Properties: Sonoma Valley’s finest vacation rentals. Learn about news, events, and personal experiences from the owners of Woodfield Properties.
When it comes to choosing a Sonoma vacation rental for your next getaway, there are many things to consider. Obviously, proximity to your favorite wineries and shops is a critical perk to look out for, but one other major factor to recognize is the local Sonoma golf scene. Varied in their difficulty and overall dynamics, the best Sonoma County golf courses are sure to impress even the most experienced players with their beauty and grace. Here are some of the places we personally recommend while you’re lodging with Woodfield Properties. Stonetree Golf Club Set on 132 acres of immaculate greens, [...]
Regardless if you are an ardent wine connoisseur or brand new to wine tastings altogether, there are certain places to find the “cream of the crop,”—or the juice of the grapevine, to be more exact. France, Italy, and Spain are among the best in the world, but here in the United States, there is one place that stands above all others: California’s Wine Country, most notably, Sonoma County. The 3 Best Sonoma Wineries Included under that umbrella is much of Northern California, where Sonoma wineries offer among the finest vino in the land. But, if you are on a time [...]
Over the past few years the use of vacation property rentals have gained popularity. How do you know if renting a vacation home is right for you? Size Matters: Most hotel rooms are around 400 square feet. Compare to that the average vacation home's square footage of 2,000 feet. There are times when 400 square feet will suffice, and others when its nice to be able to have some space and room to roam. Groups: Size goes hand in hand with family or group vacations. When staying at hotels with a group of friends, often times the highlight of [...]
We sat around a long table sampling wine yesterday at Loxton Cellars. It's harvest time here in Sonoma and we are surrounded by Chris Loxton, winemaker and owner, as well as his lovely knowledgeable staff. Loxton is a 4th generation grape grower who originally hails from Australia. His family vineyard is in the Riverland of South Australia, which was first planted in the 1890's. Chris is a brilliant man - he has a PhD in physics, but ultimately returned to his greatest passion: wine making. His career brought him to California where he has made his home in order [...]
The Sonoma Plaza Farmers market is a local's favorite way to spend Tuesday afternoons. It's a great place to run into old friends and make new ones. It's much more than your ordinary farmers market. Local restaurants join the fun with food tucks and tables to promote their cuisine. You can also bring a bottle of wine and picnic, sit back and relax as you listen to the live music of Bay Area artists. There are also specialty items such as soaps, honey and jewelry. On your way out don't forget to grab a bouquet of the beautiful fresh [...]
In the wake of the wine country fires that hit our area, we seem to be being asked the same questions: How is Sonoma/Napa/Should we still come? The majority of our homes are still standing. In fact, some of our Vacation Rentals have been converted into longer term housing as Sonoma and the rest of Wine Country rebuilds. We still have plenty of vacation homes available for your stay, and have added even more to our portfolio. When you drive in to Sonoma, the hills are a bit charred, but from the town of Sonoma you would never know [...]