Cline Family Ventures
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
A tribute to Fred Cline's maternal grandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi, who taught Fred the fine art of old-world wine making, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards specializes in Italian varietals such as Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Lagrein, and Barbera. The winery, which opened in 2007 across the street from Cline Cellars, is modeled on the Jacuzzi family home in northern Italy.
The Olive Press
Housed in the same Italian villa-inspired building as Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, The Olive Press is one of the most recognized artisan olive oil and balsamic makers in the United States. It features complimentary tastings and a full array of classic and proprietary extra virgin olive oils and balsamics.
California Missions Museum
Scale models of all 21 California Spanish Missions, crafted in the 1930s for the San Francisco World's Fair, are now on display in this special museum on the Cline Cellars grounds. Also on display is a 15th Century stained glass window, a life-sized model of Father Junipero Serra, and information on the missions.
Green String Farm and Institute
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Fred Cline, in collaboration with Sonoma soils legend Bob Cannard, has developed a farming method called Green String, which nurtures and sustains soil (and as a result, its products) as a healthy ecosystem that wards off pests and disease without toxic chemicals. The Petaluma farm produces an array of fruits and vegetables in demand by top Bay Area chefs and local shoppers. The Institute houses and educates intern farmers who, each quarter, take part in operating every aspect of the farm.
Dillon Beach Resort
Located on the north side of Tomales Bay, this is one of the last privately-owned beaches in northern California, and it welcomes non-aggressive dogs off-leash. Surfing, swimming, sunbathing, and just gazing into the stunning waters of the Pacific can be enhanced by a stay in one of three charming ocean-view cabins, a meal at the cafe, and a stop at the general store. Little or no internet and cell phone service make this a great place to force yourself (and the kids) to unplug for a while and enjoy non-digital living.
Built in 1907 at the height of Nevada's silver boom, this elegant and opulent hotel in historic Tonopah, Nevada will take you back to a time when luxury was tactile and the west was decidedly wild. The hotel is home to many great tales, has hosted movie stars and politicians, and is rumored to be the favorite "haunt" of more than one ghost. Find your wild west at the Mizpah Hotel--dining, gaming, fun, and the rest is history.
2014 will see the opening of Tonopah's only brewery, which will feature American ales, IPA, and other classic beers brewed in house by brewing legend Lance Jergensen. Guests can slake their high desert thirst and get their fill of excellent BBQ and other local cuisine.
One of the most romantic destinations on the planet, Italy is home to art, culture and of course, exquisite food and wine. Situated just minutes from the picturesque town of Cortona in Tuscany is the spectacular Villa Laura, best known for its role in the film, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” The property was purchased and restored to its full and luxurious glory in 2006 by Fred and Nancy Cline. Experience the charm and magic of Italian life surrounding this extraordinary estate.