What is eat – taste – sleep – repeat? It’s the recipe for the perfect adventure along the Wine Road.
Every seasoned wine taster knows that a hearty breakfast is a prerequisite for a day of wine tasting. Along the Wine Road, there are plenty of charming bed & breakfast inns that include a delicious meal before you head off for a day of exploring and tasting. Plus, you want a wonderful place to stay and a comfy bed after a long day of relaxing and enjoying Wine Country.
Eat – Breakfast of Champions
When researching this blog, I found myself salivating over the photos and recipes. Here are some highlights, but there are many, many more great meals and recipes awaiting you.
The Raford Inn’s Potato-Cheese Pie caught my eye, and when I made it for weekend guests, they raved about my culinary skills. If you enjoy this while staying at the Raford Inn, you’ll also experience the beauty of the inn and its surroundings. Plus, the location is perfect for exploring the Russian River Valley.
Baked Brie, Tomato and Zucchini Strata, complements of the Camellia Inn in Healdsburg, gives a nice balance of vegetables with the rich flavors of Brie. So yummy, and can be made up to 24 hours in advance; so great to pop in the oven for overnight guests without having to get up too early.
Kelley & Young Wine Garden Inn in Cloverdale not only prepares delicious breakfasts for their guests, but they also have tasty treats in the lobby for guests and visitors alike. Kathleen Kelley Young shares several of her recipes on their website, and loves talking with guests about cooking, gardening, and recipes. Here are few images of past creations from the Wine Garden Inn.
The Calderwood Inn provides historic charm and a delicious breakfast like Roasted Asparagus with Fried Eggs and Smashed Potatoes. After breakfast, you can stroll just a few blocks and be in downtown Healdsburg.
Taste – Wine & Food
Whether you’re sipping on wine or checking out the many local food purveyors, there is much for your senses to experience along the Wine Road. After your hearty breakfast your ideal day continues as you wend your way along the Wine Road, stopping at your favorite winery tasting rooms, or discovering new gems that further feed your sensory soul.
After a day of tasting, you head back to your bed and breakfast and discover the innkeeper is ready to share a bottle with you and some happy hour appetizers before you head out for dinner at one of the many excellent local restaurants.
Sleep – Lots of Options
There are many excellent options for lodgings along the Wine Road. Although this blog focused on Bed & Breakfast lodgings and their delicious breakfasts, you can also find excellent hotels with restaurants adjacent to them or as part of the same property, like The Geyserville Inn, Vintners Inn, Dry Creek Inn, H2Hotel, and many more.
Repeat – One Day is Never Enough
We all know it takes more than one day to unwind, so when you plan your next trip to the Wine Road, make sure to stay at least a few days. If you need help planning your trip, the Wine Road offers complimentary concierge services. If you’d like to learn more, check out a recent blog about the service and also the trip planning tools available on the Wine Road’s website.
Another way to repeat your experience along the Wine Road is to bring home wines and pair them with recipes found on the Wine Road’s Wine & Food Affair recipe database. The breakfast recipes above are available in this database, plus there are recipes for entrees, appetizers, soups, salads, desserts, and many more breakfast options. So next time you are looking for the perfect pairing to satiate your palate, be sure to check out the Wine Road’s bank of recipes.
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