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Cure for The Corona Blues: Escape to Sonoma Mountain's Belden Barns

Jul 24, 2020 08:22AM ● By Fran Miller

BY FRAN ENDICOTT MILLER

Like all wineries, Sonoma County’s Belden Barns is scheduling tastings by appointment only and limiting the number of visitors. But unlike many other wineries, Belden Barns sets-up its self-service tastings in any number of locations within their bucolic Sonoma Mountain/Bennett Valley property, making for an easy, fun, and safe wine country getaway. Visitors can bring a blanket and picnic basket and hang out -- taking time to enjoy/explore the estate at their leisure.  

As always, Belden Barns is extremely family-friendly; children are always welcome. Proprietors Lauren and Nate Belden ‘speak kid;’ they have two of their own. Their vast property is a great place for kids to roam safely while parents enjoy a fun wine country outing. Upon arrival each child guest receives an activity backpack that includes binoculars, compass, notepad, crayons, and a list of cool things to spot.

  

A little more than an hour's drive from Walnut Creek, the winery is welcoming parties of up to eight people for by-appointment-only, socially-distanced visits to their beautiful estate. Simply order your wines when booking your visit (two bottles-per-adult minimum purchase) and they'll set-up for your group Adirondack chairs, a table with your specified wines, outdoor glassware, and a corkscrew – all under their iconic Wishing Tree. Bring a blanket and your own picnic basket goodies and you've got everything you need for a leisurely getaway, complete with beautiful wine country vistas, plenty of room to roam freely among the vines, and of course, some stellar Belden Barns Estate wines. 

For more information: https://www.beldenbarns.com/contact-us/

 

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