Spring in the Russian River Valley is breathtaking. The vines awaken and everywhere is a deep feeling of renewal. Wildflowers rule the hillsides, painting them in soft pastel colors and the days are warm and inviting. It’s the perfect time to take a long bike ride along the Russian River, stopping to taste some of the world’s best Pinot Noirs, or maybe finding a quiet spot to dip your toes in the river. The promise of Spring is reinvigoration, reinvention, renewal and the quiet comfort of Hotel Les Mars ensures its fulfillment.
Summer quietly follows Spring. The days lengthen and the nights come alive. Tuesday night concerts in the Healdsburg Square, surrounded by the bustling Farmer’s Market, bring everyone into town. Everyone is counting the days until harvest, basking in the sun and enjoying the brief respite before the long days and nights each vintage brings. The calendar is crowded with events to attend. But why not enjoy a quiet night in our beautiful library with a glass of Alexander Valley Cabernet? Summer is warm and engaging – time seems to stand still.
Autumn means harvest. The vineyards surrender their miraculous fruit and Dry Creek Valley is abuzz with activity. Fall colors bedazzle the eye and the work of wine begins in earnest. Stop by a winery on a Fall day and see how your favorite wine is produced. Your offer to help may be gratefully accepted. The smell of fermenting wine permeates the air, the famous Zinfandels of Dry Creek promising yet another wonderful year. Harvest is the most important time of the year in Dry Creek. It’s when wine country comes alive. For wine lovers, Autumn is the season to visit Hotel Les Mars.
Winter in Wine Country is a contemplative time, a time to relax and reflect on the vintage past. The grapevines are dormant, but the vineyards are alive with wild mustard, the rivers vibrating with the return of Steelhead trout and Coho salmon, and wineries have extra hours to spend with you . The annual Winter Wineland Event is a seasonal highlight, a chance to taste the finest wines paired with food prepared by the county’s best chefs, all in an informal atmosphere. Winter is peaceful and intimate.