Wine Wanderlust Guide: July 2018 – Wine Spectator


Bathe in wine country “July brings warm weather and late sunsets; it’s an ideal time to experience forest bathing,” says Sharon Rooney, director of public relations at Four Sisters Inns. But it’s not the type of bathing you might be thinking of. Forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese term shinrin-yoku, is a solo or small-group nature retreat that involves using all five senses to take in a variety of outdoor sites—not for exercise, but for restorative and stress-relieving purposes. To add to the peaceful theme, there’s typically no technology allowed.

Intrigued? You’ve got options. Lovers of viticulture should try Red Car winery’s July 28 forest bathing event ($45 per person), which will take place at their Zephyr Farms vineyard. Guests will meditate among Pinot Noir grapevines with a guide that’s both a forest therapy and Sonoma County wine professional.

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