Wine Country, Anyone?

In Northern Sonoma County, the town of Healdsburg holds many treasures. After checking into America’s Best Value Inn, we found a picnic dinner at The Oakville Grocery: fresh olives, cheeses, charcuterie, and wine to enjoy in our room.

The following day we visited the Healdsburg Museum. Housed in a restored 1910 Carnegie Library building and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it features artifacts and information on the Native Pomo and Wappo Indian history and culture.

Then it was time to scope the shops, and we discovered there’s one to fit every taste on the main square as we strolled and enjoyed frozen yogurt and espresso. Carson led us to a mural he liked, which gave us the idea to peek into a tasting room or two, but we opted to save ourselves for  a winery out of town.

Lambert Bridge was our choice for several reasons: they hand-pick their grapes, and therefore produce small lots of artisanal world-class, Bordeaux styled blends and varietals; there are lush gardens suited for lunching outdoors on their property; and they are pet-friendly. That designation, however, did not mean Carson could enter the tasting area, and for good reason.

At day’s end, we were on our way North again—this time to, according to the BBC, the “Marijuana Capital of California”.;;


About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle ( and print ( versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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2 Responses to Wine Country, Anyone?

  1. Rr says:

    Wow, I hope you’re going to get to see Jackie because she’s right in that area. She took me to Healdsburg when I was up there visiting last time. What a lovely area!


    Lynne Buckie Baker

  2. Ninette Bravo says:

    That picture of Carson in front of the mural is SO PRECIOUS!!!! The Oakville Grocery holds a special place on my fridge door 🙂 ❤

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