Five Favorite Sonoma Instagrams

Just a short trip up south on Highway 12, you’ll find one of Wine Country’s most popular destinations, Sonoma.  Venture around town or just stay on Sonoma Square, this gem of Wine Country has it all – shopping, dining and cultural activities sure to keep you coming back for more.  Whether you spend the afternoon exploring California’s history at Mission San Francisco Solano then do some wine tasting on the Sonoma Square, or just relax for an enjoyable day of exploration and dining, Sonoma doesn’t disappoint.

If you do make it to Sonoma, be sure to snap a few photos of your adventures and share them with us on Instagram by using #MayacamaScene.  If you haven’t done so already, follow us on Instagram as we showcase Mayacama and this incredible region we call “home”.

Here are a few recent Sonoma Instagrams which showcase this charming and historic town.

Mission San Francisco Solano via @one_i_design

Beautiful sunrise even through the morning fog via @gabebrown562

Pinot Grigio via @tianabalzarini


Afternoon refreshments at The Girl & The Fig via @rstetins


The rich history of Sonoma Square via @deniseeec

Share your own experiences with us by using the hashtag #MayacamaScene. There will be giveaways throughout the year, so grab those phones and cameras and start sharing.

We invite members and guests to share their visual journey and experiences at Mayacama in our Annual Photo Contest*.  In order to be entered, be sure to check-in or tag your location at Mayacama and use #MayacamaScene in your photos on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. You can submit as much imagery as you like, so share often and watch for giveaways throughout the year for our favorite photos! At the end of 2016, Grand Prize photo winners will enjoy some very special prizes.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*Contest Rules: Open to members and member guests only. By submitting your entry, you agree to allow Mayacama and its agencies to use your entry in marketing materials including the digital magazine, e-news, advertisements, collateral and social channels. All entries will be verified as members or member guests by Mayacama. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in no way associated with the contest.

 

Microadventure: Explore Petaluma

Looking for a day trip in Wine Country?  Take a short trip south to the historic town of Petaluma.  Enjoy the charm of this quaint agricultural town which was once called “The Egg Basket of the World”.  It’s a perfect setting for a relaxing day for you and your family. Petaluma is rich in history and doesn’t disappoint when it comes to entertainment, food and shopping.

9:00 – 10:00 – Arrive in Downtown
Head to Della Fattoria on Petaluma Boulevard in the heart of Downtown.  This charming establishment is an artisan bread bakery and European-style cafe, whose breads can be found at fine markets and restaurants around the Bay Area.  Try the Creamy Polenta with Havarti, Poached Ranch Egg and Breadcrumbs.  Pair it with a large, warm latte…the perfect way to start your adventure.

10:00 – 12:30 – Explore the Retail Scene
Peruse the Historic District with its many retail offerings. Pamper yourself at Robindira Unsworth, a Northern Californian dreamer and designer who creates elegant and very wearable seasonal jewelry collections which are a subtle mix of textures, fine details and beautiful gemstones. Love to clothes shop?   Ethical Clothing is locally owned and operated by two girls who love fashion, great finds, and feeling good about what they wear; they offer locally designed and mindfully manufactured clothing. And don’t miss Truck & Barter, a family owned, modern day general store, carefully curated with bespoke brands and superior quality products.

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch on Kentucky
Stroll over to Topsy’s Kitchen, a family-friendly restaurant specializing in seasonal California farmhouse cuisine with a southern influence.   Try the Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with Jalapeno-vegetable slaw, sriracha mayo on an artisan french roll or, for something a bit lighter, the Superfood Salad Bowl with organic greens, organic brown rice & quinoa with lemon, kale, roasted beets, spiced chickpeas and miso-lime dressing.  Yum!

1:30 – 5:00 – Experience Petaluma
Explore the Past.  Explore Petaluma’s rich past and charming architecture by taking a self-guided tour of the city’s Victorian-era homes,which include architectural styles such as Queen Anne, Gothic and Colonial Revival as well as many others.  You can download a PDF of the tour here.  You can also explore the Petaluma Historic Museum;  the cornerstone for this stately Carnegie Library was laid in 1904 and now houses Petaluma poultry, dairy and Miwok Indian history exhibits from the 1850’s.

Take a Hike.  Burn off your lunch and some calories at Helen Putnam Regional Park, a wilderness park in Petaluma which offers 6 miles of trails with grassy hillsides and groves of heritage oaks. Ridge-top trails provide panoramic views of the city and the southern Sonoma County countryside. Walk as far as you want on the looped trail system, which allows hikers to create walks of varying length and difficulty. Note that trails are open to cyclists and horseback riders as well. There is also a large fishing pond and a gazebo, picnic area and playground at the park.

5:00 – 7:00 – Dinner in Town
The only trouble you will have, regrading dinner in Petaluma, is deciding on where to eat. Located in the Historic Petaluma Hotel you will find The Shuckery, a 54-seat oyster bar and restaurant featuring oysters and seafood from Coast to Coast, as well as local produce and wines.  Across the street is The Drawing Board, a new addition to the Petaluma restaurant scene which marries wholesome and delicious food with a sustainable, community-driven ethos. Try the Duck confit, Chickpea fries or Cauliflower veloute; they also offer amazing cocktails. Or you can go “old-school P-Town” at Volpi’s Ristorante & Bar where you will find big Italian food, friendly staff and red and white checkered tablecloths. Try the Chicken Parmesan, with polenta and veggies or the Pesto Gnocchi.

All in all, a wonderful day full of adventure the whole family will enjoy.  Happy travels!

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Bean Around Wine Country

There is no better way to start your day than with a nice warm cup of coffee.  Wherever you may find yourself, Wine Country doesn’t disappoint; here is a short list of cafes who serve up a delicious cup of java.

Flying Goat Coffee – Healdsburg and Santa Rosa
Award -winning Flying Goat is a local favorite, serving up delicious coffees which are globally sourced, uniquely named and distinctively flavored.  Try the Mrs. Garland’s Blend, the Optimist Blend or for you espresso-lovers, Espresso No. 9.

Acre Coffee – Petaluma & Santa Rosa
Acre is a local favorite. Their locations are tastefully decorated encouraging patrons to spend some time while enjoying some of the best coffee in Wine Country. They currently have three locations (two in Petaluma and one in Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village) serving up a hot cup of caffeinated deliciousness!  Try the Bodega Organic or Furlong Blend, House Espresso.

Blue Beagle Coffee – Santa Rosa
This small, independent shop, serves up fresh coffee roasted in-house and locally sourced teas. Just minutes from Mayacama, Blue Beagle is the perfect place to grab a cup of java and stock your kitchen with groceries at Larkfield Center. Enjoy fresh baked goods made in the kitchen daily – try the scones!

Petaluma Coffee & Tea Company – Petaluma
The Petaluma Coffee and Tea Company has been providing high quality Arabica coffee beans, premium teas, and coffee and tea accessories since 1989. Their quaint location, located in the warehouse district of Petaluma, is comfortable and inviting.  Sit back and take in all the aroma that surrounds you.  Try their Traditional Cappuccino paired with a tasty pastry.

Cafe Scooteria – Sonoma
Drive thru coffee and scooters.  What’s not to love?  Cafe Scooteria is a unique and well-loved coffee shop in Sonoma, combining traditional Italian style coffee within a vintage scooter shop. This charming business is family owned and using only local products. Try the coffee or the chai…you won’t be disappointed.

Cotati Coffee Company – Cotati
Located in the heart of Downtown Cotati, this shop is a must-visit.  Cotati Coffee Company is locally owned, dog friendly and pours some of the best coffee you’ll ever experience.  Next time you are nearby, stop by and enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up. Try something different, like their Honey Nut Latte or Lavender Mocha.

Sunshine Coffee Roasters – Forestville and Sebastopol
A small-batch, organic coffee company that roasts and serves organic coffees from the World’s finest growing regions in small batches. You can’t go wrong with their Organic Italiano or Mexicano único, a special medium single origin blend from one of Mexico’s finest coffee growing regions.

Taylor Maid Farms – Sebastopol
Taylor Maid Farms is an independent roaster of specialty organic coffee and, by using an energy-efficient coffee roaster and recyclable steel can packaging, has become a leader of sustainable practices in the coffee industry.  Their flavorful and distinctive coffee is exceptional. Stop by their flagship Organic Coffee Bar & Roastery in The Barlow.  You can’t go wrong with their Organic Goat Rock Roast.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

March Events in Wine Country

Spring is just around the corner; the weather is heating up and so are the local wine country events.  From barrel tasting to bluegrass, cheese festivals to Hitchcock movies, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the month of March in Sonoma County.

Annual Barrel Tasting (March 3-5 & 10-12)
Experience two weekends of barrel tasting in northern Sonoma County. Sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful regions of Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys. More information can be found here.

Sonoma County Restaurant Week (March 6-12)
This popular event celebrates the finest Sonoma County food. Participating restaurants will offer a 2-course prix-fixe lunch option priced at $10 or $15 and a 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $19, $29 or $39. Food lovers can simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they would like during Sonoma County Restaurant Week.  More information can be found here.

*Mayacama Members* Miner Family Winery Dinner (March 11th)
Dave Miner will be here from 6:00-9:30pm hosting our Miner Family Winery dinner. Dave and his team produce wines from great regions around Northern California. His Oracle is a popular red blend from famous Stagecoach Vineyard in the hills above eastern Napa.  We will start the night off tasting of his Viognier in the living room at 6:00pm and the dinner will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Click HERE to register.

Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival (March 11)
This annual music festival features bluegrass, old time, and folk acts. Great food and beverages onsite or within walking distance in downtown Sebastopol. This year’s line up in order of appearance are: Roustabouts, Evie Ladin, with Kieth Terry & Erik Pearson, Sourdough Slim, Blue & Lonesome, the T Sisters and Gene Parsons & David Hayes with Mike Beck.  More information can be found here.

*Mayacama Members* St. Patrick’s Day Feast (March 17)

The Traditional Irish Dinner & Festivities is an annual event at Mayacama and included in the St. Patrick’s Day Four-Ball entry fee. For those Members who are not playing in the tournament, we invite you to join us for the evening festivities. Let’s all put our dancin’ shoes and wear our shamrocks green and toast our friends both here and there and everywhere between. 5:00pm – 8:00pm , $55++ Per Person

Menu Teaser
Farmstead Irish Cheeses
Traditional Irish Soda Bread & Assorted Crackers

Braised Spiced Corned Beef
Bubbie’s Horseradish & Chive Cream
Assorted Mustards
Braised Red Cabbage
Braised Red Cabbage & Granny Smith Apples, Russet Potatoes, Juniper Berry Essence

Spring Vegetables
Baby Carrots, Spring Peas, Green Cabbage,
Whole Baby Turnips, Boiled Red Potatoes

Irish Sweets
Guinness Cake, Carmel Roasted Apples, Clotted Cream
Irish Oatmeal Cookies &Irish Coffee Cupcakes

Registration: click HERE Don’t forget about Kid’s Night! St. Patty’s Day Fun, Click HERE for registration and more info.

Hitchcock Film Festival (March 18)
Hitchcock had a love for Sonoma County and a true flair for on-location filming. Bodega Bay and nearby Bodega were both featured in “The Birds” and honor the filmmaker with this annual film festival. This year, The Birds will be shown at 3:30 p.m. and Rear Window at 7 p.m.   More information can be found here.

Savor Sonoma Valley (March 18-19)
The Ultimate Barrel Tasting Experience in Sonoma Valley! Seventeen Wineries throughout Kenwood and Glen Ellen will be creating an epic wine tasting and barrel tasting experience. Meet winemakers, taste reserve wines, sample barrel wines, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush pads, enjoy live music, tour wineries and vineyards, and savor a wonderful wine country weekend. More information can be found here.

California’s Artisan Cheese Festival (March 24-26)
Head to Petaluma and experience three days of cheese, cheese, and MORE cheese at the 11th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival.  Some highlights over the three day event will include a farm tour, classes from cheese experts, a multi-course cheesemaker dinner and shopping at the Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace to taste and buy cheeses from over two dozen artisan cheesemakers and dozens of artisan food producers.  More information can be found here.

*Mayacama Members* Cru Beaujolais Dinner (March 25th)
It’s always fun to host a dinner with wine and cuisine from Burgandy.  Cru Beaujolais, the highest category of classification in Beaujolais, within ten villages/areas in the foothills of the Beaujolais Mountains. We will feature five of the ten Crus.  Seven of the Crus relate to actual villages while Brouilly and Côte de Brouilly refer to the vineyards areas around Mont Brouilly and Moulin-à-Vent is named for a local windmill.  Somms all over the U.S. are touting Cru Beaujolais. Chef Scott Pikey will pair the wines with typical Burgundian cuisine.  The dinner is 6:30-9:30pm. Click HERE to register.

Sonoma International Film Festival  (March 29-April 2)
Named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by Movie Maker Magazine, SIFF showcases over 100 hand-selected films screened in six state-of-the-art, intimate venues all within walking distance of the historic Sonoma Plaza. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, Mary-Louise Parker and Robin Williams have enjoyed this unique event.  More information can be found here.

Looks like an eventful March awaits, so go out and enjoy all that Wine Country has to offer!

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Image credit: https://www.facebook.com/WineRoad/

 

Sonoma County Restaurant Week Returns March 6-12

Foodies rejoice as the 8th annual Restaurant Week returns to Sonoma County.  From March 6 through March 12, participating restaurants will present incredible food at amazing prices in the tradition of celebrating the finest foods Wine Country has to offer.

There are a number of ways to participate.  The two-course prix-fixe lunch option will be offered by participating restaurants, priced at $10 or $15; all restaurants will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $19, $29 or $39.   No tickets or passes are required. Food lovers can simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they would like during Sonoma County Restaurant Week.  It’s a great venue to explore new dining opportunities or enjoy old favorites. Reservations are strongly recommended due to the popularity of this event!

Here are just a few nearby restaurants participating in this year’s Sonoma County Restaurant Week:

John Ash & Co.
John Ash & Co. was the first Sonoma County restaurant to introduce the concept of cooking with seasonal, local foods while pairing exceptional recipes with wines from the region.  Today, John Ash & Co. remains an icon for gourmet, wine country dining.

The Steakhouse @ Equus
The Equus Restaurant and Loungebar offers diners an inviting and casual dining experience in a modern, stylish setting. The California fusion menu highlights local ingredients and emphasizes classic flavors with Mediterranean, Spanish and French influences.

Sweet T’s
Sweet T’s offers traditional Southern-style cooking, featuring classics such as shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and house smoked BBQ made using the freshest local produce and meat of Wine Country.

To learn more about Sonoma County Restaurant Week, go to their website or their social channels – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If Sonoma County Restaurant Week sounds like a great way to explore Wine Country dining, click here to search for all participating restaurants throughout the county. And don’t forget to share your Restaurant Week photos on Instagram by tagging @sonomacountyrestaurantweek or with the hashtag #SCRW.

Happy Dining!

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Image Credit : www.sonomacountyrestaurantweek.org

Five Favorite Healdsburg Instagrams

Just a short trip up north on Highway 101, you’ll find one of Sonoma County’s most popular destinations, Healdsburg.  This quaint town offers something for everybody with amazing shopping, dining and activities sure to keep you coming back for more.  Whether you spend the afternoon exploring all that SHED has to offer, or just relax for an enjoyable day of exploration and dining near Healdsburg Plaza, our neighbor to the north (just a 20 minute drive from Mayacama) doesn’t disappoint.  Plan to make a day of it?  Then check out our Healdsburg Microadventure post for an entire day of food, fun and adventures.

If you do make it to Healdsburg, snap a few images and share with us on Instagram;  we love to see your Wine Country experiences through your eyes. If you haven’t done so already, follow us on Instagram as we showcase Mayacama and this incredible region we call “home”.  There is beauty all around so snap away and be sure to share.

Just in case you haven’t made the trip before, here are a few Healdsburg Instagrams which showcase this charming and unforgettable town.

When the sunshine takes a siesta via @scha_booya
The bounty of Wine Country via @saraholzman

The vibrant colors of Downtown Healdsburg via @dooleynoted

Rise. Shine. Run. via @mjhughes707

Foodie heaven.  Absolutely delicious charcuterie board via @claymclachlan

Share your own experiences with us by using the hashtag #MayacamaScene. There will be giveaways throughout the year, so grab those phones and cameras and start sharing.

We invite members and guests to share their visual journey and experiences at Mayacama in our Annual Photo Contest*.  In order to be entered, be sure to check-in or tag your location at Mayacama and use #MayacamaScene in your photos on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. You can submit as much imagery as you like, so share often and watch for giveaways throughout the year for our favorite photos! At the end of 2016, Grand Prize photo winners will enjoy some very special prizes.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*Contest Rules: Open to members and member guests only. By submitting your entry, you agree to allow Mayacama and its agencies to use your entry in marketing materials including the digital magazine, e-news, advertisements, collateral and social channels. All entries will be verified as members or member guests by Mayacama. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in no way associated with the contest.

 

Yelpers Share Some Mayacama Love

Nestled in the scenic hills of northern Sonoma County, Mayacama is a rare and remarkable experience where members enjoy 675 acres of classic California Wine Country.  Centered around a grand clubhouse and a championship Jack Nicklaus Signature course ranked among the top 100 in America, Mayacama is a private golf and residential community complete with its own Vintner Program, restaurant and spa for a truly unique experience in Wine Country. Members and visitors both agree, view the perfect 5-star ratings on Yelp!

Members and their guests share their personal Mayacama experiences:

“My girlfriend and I had a beautiful stay at Mayacama this past weekend! The facilities and faculty were both worth 5 stars each!! We did everything from tennis to hiking to biking to working out in the gym, all complimented with really tasty food and drinks. The fish tacos were some of the best I’ve ever had! It was peaceful and comfortable. Can’t wait until our next stay!!” – Katie B. Santa Barbara

“This facility really is as good as it gets…Private jet to Santa Rosa, picked-up by the awesome Mayacama staff and on the golf course in less than 30 minutes after landing.  The food is incredible and I’ve never seen a better wine cellar.  The golf course is always in perfect shape and it’s a fun layout as well as a workout (no carts)….”  ­– Mic H. Huntington Beach

“My family and I are members of Mayacama. We enjoy the course, the people, the wine, and food that they provide. It’s a wonderful environment to be in. It’s a very elite country club and no other club can compete with them. The Spa is also very relaxing and provide great services. I always enjoy my time there, especially since the views are amazing.” – Bianca W. Healdsburg

“My family and I felt lucky to have stayed at the property for 4 days. The grounds, rooms, staff, food, drinks, and golf were all amazing. It’s really the little things that are done so well (cocktails are made by hand with top shell spirits, the caddies at the course take pride in helping you get the most out of your round, the staff has in general a family persona, etc). A truly amazing experience!” – Donovan S. Irvine

Learn for yourself what Mayacama has to offer by contacting us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Five Favorite Winter Sonoma Coast Instagrams

When we are all bunded up for Winter, the last place you may consider visiting is the Sonoma Coast.  But you may be surprised to discover that a quick trip to the coast this time of year will produce spectacular sunsets and miles of rugged and beautiful coastline that the whole family can experience and explore.  Whether you visit the rich history at Fort Ross or just relax for an enjoyable day of shopping and dining on chowder at Bodega Bay, the Sonoma Coast doesn’t disappoint this time of year.

If you do make it to the coast, snap a few images and share with us on Instagram;  we love to see your Wine Country experiences through your eyes. If you haven’t done so already, follow us on Instagram as we showcase Mayacama and this incredible region we call “home”.  There is beauty all around so snap away and be sure to share.

Just in case you need a bit more prompting, here are a few Sonoma Coast Instagrams which caught our eye this season.

Storm clouds gathering over the Sonoma Coast via @adventurescapes

Vibrant succulent colors at Bodega Bay via @gozandolavidareal

Sadie, the Blue Healer, enjoying the Sonoma Coast via @sadie_theblueheeler

The vibrant blues of the ocean set against the rugged shoreline via @authenti_cat_ed

The calm after the storm at Doran Beach via @kayraexo

Share your own experiences with us by using the hashtag #MayacamaScene. There will be giveaways throughout the year, so grab those phones and cameras and start sharing.

We invite members and guests to share their visual journey and experiences at Mayacama in our Annual Photo Contest*.  In order to be entered, be sure to check-in or tag your location at Mayacama and use #MayacamaScene in your photos on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. You can submit as much imagery as you like, so share often and watch for giveaways throughout the year for our favorite photos! At the end of 2016, Grand Prize photo winners will enjoy some very special prizes.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*Contest Rules: Open to members and member guests only. By submitting your entry, you agree to allow Mayacama and its agencies to use your entry in marketing materials including the digital magazine, e-news, advertisements, collateral and social channels. All entries will be verified as members or member guests by Mayacama. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in no way associated with the contest.

 

Local Love – Brewsters Beer Garden

Wine Country has an amazing and diverse food scene.  From formal to casual and everything in-between, there are a host of incredible dining options throughout the region.  It’s rare to find a new venue which is truly unique to the area;  Brewsters Beer Garden is that rare find.

Located in the Historic District of Downtown Petaluma, Brewsters Beer Garden was built for people who want more than just a good meal when they eat, they want a dining experience which offers a laid back and kid-friendly environment.  This open-air dining restaurant, whose cuisine is focused on technique-driven dishes influenced by Southern Carolina BBQ and a smattering of locally sourced and sustainably-raised Petaluma producers and ranchers, doesn’t disappoint and is truly a fun and memorable dining experience.  You can even bring Fido, as Brewsters is a dog-friendly restaurant.  It’s a great location for the new restaurant, as Petaluma is the center of the Craft Beer craze in Sonoma County.

Photo Credit: Brewsters Beer Garden Facebook Page

Offering a seating capacity over 350, this new dining hotspot is the perfect balance of food and ambiance, as guests are treated to outdoor and covered seating in a historic setting, with the comforts of large heat lamps, fire pit, bocce court, children’s playground and live music stage. To complement this unique dining experience, they offer an array of over 30 revolving local craft beers on draft, Sonoma and Napa Valley wine, and a full selection of spirits and cocktails.

Menus changes daily but you can get an idea what they are serving up by perusing their menus here.  Here is a quick glimpse of some of their menu items.  From their Rotisserie and BBQ menu: 1/2 Smoked Chicken, Chopped Hog and Brisket.  Feeling hungry?  Try an item from their Large Plate menu; the King Salmon, with succotash and hollandaise or the Fried Chicken, with buttermilk biscuits, country gravy and swiss chard both sound delicious.  They also have small menu items, sandwiches, salads and a kid’s menu.  Brewsters is open T-FRI 5pm-close / S + S 11:00am-close.

Photo Credit: Brewsters Beer Garden Facebook Page

Although Brewsters is relatively new to the Wine Country food scene, the reviews are coming in and people like what they are serving up in Petaluma.  Take a look at the following reviews from their Facebook Page:

This place is beautiful! Constructed perfectly with class! You are outdoors but it is comfortably heated complete with a gorgeous fire pit! Nice band and dance area. Fun play area for little ones and a Bocce court. The kitchen is open and quite large. I was amazed by the beauty and comfort. The owners are very sweet and proud as they should be! I wish you nothing but success. – Sue Beavers

Warm friendly staff, to go along with the surprisingly warm heaters made for a lovely December evening. Food was top notch, ribs were so very good, desserts were incredible. Goat cheesecake, and buttermilk pie were enjoyed by all. We are excited to have such an exceptional outdoor dining establishment in Petaluma and look forward to our next visit!! – Berkley Sturgeon

Awesome space with a comfortable industrial vibe; great fit for downtown Petaluma. Kids’ play area, bocce ball court; dog friendly – excellent food, great bar. Winner! – Cyn Cady

So next time you find yourself in Downtown Petaluma, stop by Brewsters Beer Garden for a great time and delicious meal too.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Photo Credit: Brewsters Beer Garden Facebook Page

Get Cozy at these Wine Country Restaurants

Winter months bring a chill to the air so how does one get a feeling of warmth while dining in Wine Country?  It’s easy really; just head to these local restaurants which offer the relaxing warmth, sounds and aroma of crackling wood fires on a cool winter day. Whether you are enjoying the ambiance of a blazing fireplace or partaking in the delicious treats cooked up in a wood-burning oven, the warm atmosphere offered by both is a welcome and inviting setting for you and your family.

Campo Fina, Healdsburg
Enjoy authentic, rustic Italian food all set in a comfortable, casual setting which includes a wood-burning oven on the back patio. Try the Wood-fired Pork Belly Pizza with pork belly, parmigiano, marscapone, brusells sprouts, leeks, garlic & black pepper.

Cafe Citti, Kenwood
While wood-burning ovens fire your pizza, relax at this casual, locals’ hangout anchored by a fireplace to warm you on cool days.  Not in the mood for pizza?  Try one of their specialty pastas.  You can’t go wrong with the Gnocchi, Luca’s house made potato dumplings served with your choice of Meat sauce, Marinara sauce or Pesto sauce or the Ravioli alla Citti- Luca’s house made ravioli filled with pork, swiss chard and fresh herbs, served in a light tomato and basil cream sauce.

Rosso Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar, Petaluma and Santa Rosa
Enjoy rustic Italian food created from fresh, organic, locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The Tuscan wood-burning oven gives you the true Neapolitan style of crisp, yeasty, wood-fired pizza. The wine bar boasts over 100 wines from around the world to pair with one of the best pizzas in Sonoma County. Add the Capo salad (local arugula, oven roasted artichokes, shaved grana padano and whole lemon vinaigrette) with your pizza for an unforgettable and delicious dining experience.

Central Market, Petaluma
The perfect setting for a gathering of friends and family, this popular Petaluma restaurant offers farm-to-fork Californian-Mediterranean fare and wine pairings served up in a casual, loft-like bistro, with bread baked daily in its wood-fired oven. From the Wood Grill section of the dinner menu, try the Mary’s Chicken Breast with soft polenta and roasted mushrooms or the Wagyu Beef Sirloin Steak served with Diablo butter and Kennebec fries.

Stark’s Steak & Seafood, Santa Rosa
Located a few blocks from Historic Railroad Square, this Santa Rosa establishment serves up some of Sonoma’s best steaks and seafood. Enjoy your meal in the front room with its roaring fireplace and popular bar, or the more formal dining room.  Either way you’ll experience some of the best dining in Wine Country.  Try the Bacon wrapped 10 oz. filet mignon with the whole grain mustard bearnaise;  it’s simply delicious.

Monti’s, Santa Rosa
Monti’s is a popular choice for contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. In addition to nightly specials from the large wood-fired rotisserie, there are small and big plates featuring fresh local meats and seasonal produce.  Their “Off the Rotisserie” menu items change daily but offer such dishes as Honey glazed Neiman Ranch St. Louis spare ribs and Suckling pig served with sage polenta, smoked pearl onion and swiss chard.

Vignette, Sebastopol
The wood-burning oven is blazing at this delightful spot situated in The Barlow.  Vignette serves up delicious Neapolitan pizza made with love & true artisan intentions.  All pizzas are baked in a wood fire oven at 850 degrees, producing a lightly charred tender crust and topped with the highest quality, local organic ingredients. Choose from a variety of menu items from their Pizze Classiche and Pizze Moderne categories.

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