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February 26, 1997, Cloverdale Reveille, Page 9 Sonoma Valley Guide to the wine ntry now available updated 1997 Sono- Visitors Guide to the Country is available to all planning a stay in Sono- one of Northern Cal- s premium grape growing guide, published a Valley visitors ied with tips and no lodging, winer- sites, restaurants, and other attractions. Lee an annual cal- of events outlining major throughout 1997. the off-season months and March, winer- farmers markets, his- burse and other remain in full swing. Weather is mild and sum- CrOwds are gone, making of the best times of year wine country. March 31, many of Walley's room rates drop of the year, start- the Sonoma Val- Card program is in i wineries,lodg- restaurants, services and offering special dis- 45 minutes northeast of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in the heart of Northern California's wine country, Sono- ma Valley is best known as the birthplace of California viticul- ture. Founders of the Sonoma Mis- sion planted grapes here as ear- ly as 1823 to make wine for Mass. Later, Hungarian Count Agos- ton Haraszthy planted the first European grape varietals in America here and founded Bue- na Vista, California's oldest pre- mium winery. Sonoma Valley comprises a small corner of Sonoma County, only seven mile wide and 17 miles long, and is home to 35 wineries and 13,000 acres of vineyards. The wineries consistently earn medals for a wide range of wine varieties from Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zin- fandel. For a free copy of the 1997 Sonoma Valley Visitors Guide and a Super Savers Discount card good through Mar. 31, con- tact the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau at 10 East Spain Street, Sonoma, CA95476, call (707)996- 1090 or e-mail swb@wco.com. For complete on-line informa- tion view the Visitors Bureau websit at www.sonomavalley.com. Clover Quilter's quilt raffle winner named Marge Gray won the Clover Quilter's raffle at the Citrus Fair. Raffle benefits Citrus Fair Arts and Crafts Life does have embarrass- ing moments. Marge Gray experienced one of those moments at the Citrus Fair on Sunday. The drawing for the Clover Quilter's Quilt was held at 3 pm. Ayoung girl was asked to draw the winning ticket from the hundreds purchased. When she handed Marge the winning ticket, it had Marge's name on it! Embar- rassing, since Marge designs and also sews on these quilts. She had bought tickets as the other quilters had done to help benefit the Citrus Fair Arts and Crafts Programs. This was the 5th quilt do- nated as a thank you for use of a room at the fair. And what is Merge going to do with this winning quilt? Make some more money from an auction or raffle this time to benefit the rehabilita- tion of the Gould/Shaw House Museum by the Cloverdale Historical Society. Watch for further details and display of the quilt. Horizons Trave,-ouccessfully getting people to their destinations McKean from Was your wife or husband in charge of making your family's vacation plans last year? Did you somehow survive the trip to your destination via Fly By Night Airlines only to find your beach- side hotel was 200 miles in-land? And then did you watch, horror struck, as the hotel clerk squashed the biggest bug in the world on the guest register book as he told you didn't have any room for youbecause you had no reservations? You definitely need to put your next vacation in the hands of Travel Consultant Nancy McK- ean. For the past three years she has been helping Cloverdale res- idents with their travel plans. The company she works for, Far Horizon's Travel, has been in operation in Healdsburg for the past 28 years successfully get- ting people where they want to go, worry free. McKean can help you with any form of travel planning includ- ing getting airline tickets, hotel reservations, setting up corpo- rate travel arrangements, car rentals, vacation packages, wed- ding packages, Airport Express tickets, Santa Rosa airporter tickets--basical}y anythingrelat- ed to travel anywhere in the world she can help you with. "We really shop for the best prices and try hard to find the best packages and fares possi- ble," she said. McKean also fol- lows up on every detail and confirms all reservations to make your travel experience a breeze. McKean is available at Far Horizons in Healdsburg, Wednesday through Friday, from 1 to 5:30 pm. In Cloverdale, call her at home anytime and if she's not home leave a message- -she'll get back to you. McKean has lived in Clover= dale for the past 26 years and was one of the co-owners of Webb's, a clothing store in town for about 12 years. Far Horizons Travel is located at 302 Center Street, Healds- burg. Phone: 433-6971 (Home: 894-2764). Wine Center hosts event at Souverain Feb. 7 the Cloverdale Wine and Visitor Center hosted a wine fete at the Cafe, Chateau Soverain. Guests were drawn from the business and community lead- ers of Cloverdale and the sur- rounding wine country region. The program included a wine tasting from the Chateau's vine- yards, an elegant luncheon served by the Cafe's culinary staff and an informational pro- gram concerning the new Wine and Visitor Center to be located at 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd. This was the first event planned to promote the creation ofaWine Center Society, a group of civic minded leaders who will become an influential force in the creation and development of the Center. Future programs are planned to introduce the concept and scope of the Center to wine, rec- reational and tourist industry representatives throughout Northern Sonoma and Mendoci- no counties. A "demolition derby" conduct- ed by a crew of volunteers turned out recently to begin the remov- al of the former coffee shop equip- ment and furnishings to make room for the newly designed Center. The Wine Center is also on the internet with a special page cre- ated to provide information about the Center. The site was con- structed by Stewart Computer Services of Cloverdale. .Advertise in the Clovl|rdale Directory for lust $12 a week & get a story and a photo too! "$ Month Co NNmum i i RETAIL STORES _ i MEDICAL & DENTAL i RETAIL STORES j J (707) 894. rex(707) 894-847t rmrm GO ! /' F.eLY DENTmm 'S x ii} ?i i ! /, f 118 E. $ml L Men, Women & Childrens (3 Mos. & Up)heOid, Feed Store i i , CA tM2$ Regular Sizes, XL-XXL-Also XXXL They offer the North = E i (707) 514 Petite Sizes&Maternity Dresses { binfudl) U-HAUL California 229 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 894-2171 I " TRUCK& TRA/LER RENTALS FLORISTS i , @ . , PROPANE TANKS i Taok Pet Supphw__ Live Robi,  1306 8. Ckwerdale BI. ,0. 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