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November 07, 2005

Find Ideas for your Landscape at the Local Winery

After spending part of this weekend visiting friends in the Healdsburg area and visiting various wineries for the Russian River Wine Road Food and Wine Festival, I was struck by what a good resource wineries are for landscape inspiration. Where else could you find estate sized gardens, well articulated, with typically free admission and free wine to boot? Now obviously for readers outside of a wine region this may be less of a possibility. Luckily for Bay Area residents we live on the doorstep of the great wine regions of Sonoma County.

Winery gardens vary in their scope and style, but many tend to be of Mediterranean/Italianate villa inspiration and incorporate fountains, outdoor dining areas, and a wide variety of plants and materials. For smaller residences the budget may not be the same as a large winery, but cues for stylistic elements abound.

For more:
Healdsburg Area Wineries
Sonoma County Wineries Assocation

Posted by Michael O'Connell at November 7, 2005 08:46 PM


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