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Business Beat: 11/01/2014

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Holiday Open House at local wineries

Toast the holiday season as Heart of Sonoma Valley Association hosts its 31st Annual Holiday Open House, Nov. 28 to 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join 26 wineries throughout the heart of Sonoma Valley for this annual celebration. Enjoy wine tastings, meet winemakers, mingle in the caves and cellars, stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays, and pick up holiday gifts for your friends and family.

The cost is $45 per person for both days, which includes a souvenir wine glass and access to all participating wineries. Designated Driver tickets are $10 each. No one-day tickets are available.

Participating wineries are B Wise Vineyards, Benziger Family Winery, Chateau St. Jean, Deerfield Ranch Winery, En Garde Winery, Enkidu Wines, Eric Ross Winery, Imagery Estate Winery, Kaz Winery, Korbin Kameron, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, Mayo Family Winery, Moondance Cellars, Muscardini Cellars,, Orpheus Wines, Pangloss Cellars, Paradise Ridge Winery, St. Anne’s Crossing Winery, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Talisman Wines, Ty Caton Vineyards, Valley of the Moon Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars, and Wellington Vineyards.

To purchase tickets, go to

Healing your relationship with money

Kenwood resident Donna Colfer, a financial counsellor and certified money coach, will be holding a one-day workshop, “Healing Your Relationship With Money” on Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Santa Rosa. (Details given upon registration).

Is talking about money scary, triggering or confusing? Do you worry that there is never enough? Become aware of the invisible ball and chain binding you to past pain so that you can experience relief, freedom, and confidence around money.

In the workshop, Colfer, along with colleague Lorraine Segal, will help identify your unconscious hardwiring around money, gain awareness of how your money patterns impact your life and relationships, learn effective techniques to release shame and blame, and start communicating clearly and compassionately about money.

Cost for the workshop is $97. Bring a family member or friend for an additional $50. Space is limited so register now. To register, call Donna at 484-4246, or email Lorraine at

Glen Ellen Village Market offers Thanksgiving fare

Don’t want to cook for Thanksgiving? Let the Glen Ellen Village Market do it for you. You can get a complete dinner, serving eight to 10 people, of whole turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, side of vegetable or salad, a dozen dinner rolls, and pie – all for $125.

You can also order just salad or veggie sides, just stuffing, or other main dishes such as pork loin, game hen, ham, or stuffed chicken breast. For the entire menu of offerings, go to

To place an order, contact Raquel or Oscar, 996-6728, ext. 16.

Farm Bureau seminar

Sonoma County Farm Bureau and Nationwide Financial will host a seminar for Farm Bureau members on Nov. 13, addressing lease transactions for agricultural land and how a transitional plan will help ensure your legacy for your family.

Leasing can provide long-term benefits; hear how from both landlord and tenant perspectives. And who shall inherit your land? Approximately 89 percent of farmers today do not have a transitional plan, by default allowing the state to decide how their land is distributed, and 70 percent of family ag businesses unsuccessfully transition to the next generation. Discover land options and learn how to put a transitional plan in place.

Speakers include Mike Kirkpatrick, advanced planning consultant for Nationwide Financial, and Mark Miller, an attorney specializing in real property, estates, trusts, and business law with McCullough & Tansil, LLP.

The seminar is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and will be held at the Farm Bureau office, 970 Piner Road in Santa Rosa. Complimentary lunch is included. For more information, call Anita at 544-5575 or

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