Every year my mom loves to go to Brunch for Mother's day. It's an annual tradition where we're unhurried in our day, and we enjoy each other's company. Some years we invite the whole family, other times with just a few friends. However, the one thing we do is make reservations and we do it early!
With so many beautiful properties to choose from, this year feels different. It feels fresh and new again. We didn't celebrate the last two years like we normally do, but this year we are not staying home. This year we are choosing to cherish our time together, mother and daughter in one of our favorite wine regions, Sonoma County.
We decided to mix things up a little this year and start the day at Costeaux French Bakery for a light breakfast of pastries and coffee. Your eyes will be delighted by the variety of sweet and savory items to choose from, but if you like it sweet then their beehive is a must. Oh, and I absolutely cannot forget to grab a bag of Costeaux's nearly-famous dog biscuits for Indy, my Golden Retriever. He'd never forgive me.
Fueled with caffeine and possibly a bit of a sugar high, we'll stroll downtown Healdsburg's darling boutiques and galleries for some much needed bonding time and retail therapy. Then it's time to for the big surprise, lunch on the terrace at Notre Vue Estate Winery. The terrace over looks the stunning bock 23 vineyard and is a perfect setting to relax, enjoy the incredible Notre Vue wines while we catch up and muse over our new treasures.
From there will we meander our way south to the town of Sonoma, for you guessed it more shopping. Downtown Sonoma is steeped in California's rich history the lovingly restored buildings that surround the Sonoma Square make you feel like you stepped back in time and lend to the town's unmistakable charm.
Our final stop on this Mother's Day extravaganza is Gloria Ferrer for their Caviar Experience. We will toast to mom and be guided through a very special tasting of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines expertly paired with decadent caviar.
The most important thing is spending time together and of course making reservations.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. May you enjoy your special day!