Walk and Wine at Sutro Wine Co.

Walk and Wine at Sutro Wine Co., Marin Magazine

Wine — it can be crispy or creamy, opulent or unctuous and scores of other things depending on the kind you’re having. Whatever it is, however, it is not a slimming beverage. A standard five-ounce pour is anywhere between 113 and 126 calories, which tallies up pretty quickly. Want to reap the benefits of wine without sacrificing your waistline? Join artist and wine producer Alice Sutro of Sutro Wine Co. for a 35-minute hike at her family’s historic Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard in Healdsburg. Learn about the development of the ranch by world-renowned architect, John Carl Warnecke and after the hike, head down to the Jimtown Store in Alexander Valley for a tasting of Sutro’s three acclaimed wines paired with delicacies from the kitchen. Over in Calistoga, Amici Cellars offers a half-day immersion experience in the form of a boots-in-the-field tour and tasting from two of these centuries-old vineyards, known as the Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards. The day wraps up a visit to Amici Cellars’ Calistoga winery and a seasonally-inspired meal. sutrowine.com, amicicellars.com



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Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.