The Bike Path Walk

Starting at the front of the Inn, turn right on First Street East to the bike path (at the cross walk). Walk right on the bike path. At Second Street East, look to the left, you will see the “Patch” with wonderful farm fresh “in season” organic fruits and vegetables. Just to the right on Second Street East is the “Bear Flag” Vella Cheese Factory with nationally famous Sonoma Jack, perennial award winner. Continuing straight on the bike path, walk through Sebastiani Vineyard. The stone house on the left, up the hill is Sylvia Sebastiani’s home – that has been featured on Sebastiani wine labels. At Fourth Street East, to the right, is the Sebastiani tasting room, just beyond is the parking area. Continue straight ahead (where the bike path ends) on Lovall Valley Road. You will pass a stone wall and picnic area. To the left are vineyards with a stone arch. Continue straight to Gehricke Road and continue through the vineyards to Brazil Street.

If you turn left on Brazil and left on Fourth Street, you will return to the bike path and can continue back to the Inn. You may also continue up Gehricke Road. Overlooking vineyards to the east, Ravenswood Winery is on your left. Their Zinfadel is my favorite. Continue on Gehricke Road, now a narrow tree shaded lane, for about a ¼ mile. The road curves right over a stream. The Haywood Vineyard will be on the left. This is the road where “A Walk in the Clouds” was filmed! Continue straight up the grade. Watch to the left for a vineyard road that ascends the hillside.