Picture yourself in a place that’s as comfortable as home, surrounded by sprawling vineyards and rolling hills. A place where time seems to slow down, and life’s simplest pleasures are yours for the taking. That place is The Residence at Comstock Wines. Situated in the most charming corner of Sonoma wine country, Healdsbug, California is an eclectic little town full of art, culture, five star cuisine, and the friendliest folk you’ll find on the West Coast. Our recent visit to wine country, and Comstock Winery’s Residence, had us smitten with the region, and ready to return year after year.
The Residence is a place that isn’t simply seen, it’s felt. Surrounded by 17 acres of pristine vineyard, this luxurious home has a sense of place all it’s own. As serene as it is sophisticated, you’ll feel instantly at ease in this spacious vacation rental. The Residence exhibits modern luxury at it’s best with tastefully appointed design elements from the full chef’s kitchen, media room loft, open hall, and the four established suites. All four suites come complete with fireplaces and private ensuites, which include a massive soaker tub and walk in shower. At the Residence it’s clear that every detail is important including fresh flowers, fully stocked breakfast, free wifi, and of course, a tasting room in your front yard.
Make a Memory
The beauty of staying on a vineyard in wine country is your ability to immerse yourself in the sensual experience of making wine. Breathe in the scent of the Earth, see the reflection of dew on a grape leaf at sunrise, hear the sounds of nature all around, and feel the vibration and energy of a working vineyard at it’s finest. Steps away from where you rest, you’ll find Comstock’s head quarters. Tour Comstock’s operation and see where the grapes are crushed, fermented, and aged. Chat with Comstock’s widely respected wine maker Chris Russi, and discover his philosophy behind the elegant vintages he brings into fruition. Then, step into the tasting room and sip the final product. In that moment the circle is complete. From the vineyard to your tastebuds, nothing could be sweeter.
Part of the Family
The Comstock family is intimately involved in every operation of the vineyard, and oh how it has grown since it’s conceptualization in 2002 when owners Bob and Sandy grew their first grapes. As a guest of the Residence you have the privilege of experiencing a family vineyard at it’s heart, and explore a region of wine country praised for it’s diversity. Indeed Comstock is located within miles of some of the finest appellations in the region including Dry Creek Valley where it is located, Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, and the Russian River Valley. As esteemed members of this community, the Comstock team can create a fantastic itenerary for you to experience as you explore the surrounding vineyards. As valued guests of Comstock, it’s like experiencing the region as a local.
After our trip was complete, we returned to the East Coast, and the case of wine we shipped home from Comstock arrived. Drinking a bottle of Chardonnay on a sunny afternoon in Florida, we were transported. Not only were we making a new memory together over a bottle we enjoyed on our getaway, we were also reliving a memory made during our perfect escape to Comstock. That my friends is simply priceless.
When it comes to vacation time, American’s notoriously carry the worst reputation for making it a priority. Too many of us let the stressors of this world pile up like the paper work on our desk that still needs filing. This year make a promise to yourself. It’s your time. Your turn to escape, unwind, and listen to that inner voice inside that’s telling you to let it all go, and just be you. So what are you waiting for? It’s your turn to book a stay at Comstock’s luxurious Residence. A place where you’re part of the family, and a one of a kind chance to make wine country your own.
Enjoy the Journey
Although I was a guest of Comstock Wines, the opinions and words in this blog are all my own.
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