A longtime resident of Healdsburg, a historic wine country town, in the heart of Sonoma County, Barbara has loved getting to know this expansive county and all of its personalities. From the Sonoma Coast to the Sonoma Mountains, this is one magnificent wine country and there is no shortage of opportunities for exploration. When Barbara is not traveling her local community, she travels the U.S. and the world, many times with her Jack Russell, Noelle, and daughter, Charlotte.
Barbara Barrielle is a long-time publicist, writer, actress and producer. She writes about travel, wine, food and entertainment. She is published regularly in major newspapers, magazines and online travel sites. As a producer, Barbara has a feature film, BREAK NIGHT, in distribution and three more going into production. She is also completing a documentary on the wine country fires of 2017 and their effect on the wine industry and the people who work in it.
INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES IN TURKS AND CAICOS: WHERE TO EAT, STAY, AND PLAY• February 9. 2021.
There is no better time to visit the Caribbean than now. But, really, is there a bad time? After feeling locked down at home during the ongoing pandemic, sun, sand, and a fruity rum drink seem like just the answer..TRAVEL AWAITS• learn more
LINDSAY HOOPES: CREATING ECONOMIC VIABILITY AND ATTRACTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSUMERS TO NAPA •January 22, 2021
A Napa native, Lindsay Hoopes spent her childhood walking the vineyards with her family, and in so doing, developed an unparalleled love for farming and her surrounding community.ADVISOR• learn more
CRAIG CAMP: LEADING THE WAY FOR VINEYARD REJUVENATION FROM CONVENTIONAL TO BIODYNAMIC FARMING •January 21, 2021
Craig Camp seems to be universally respected in the West Coast wine industry. He made great wines at Cornerstone Winery in the Napa Valley and Anne Amie Vineyards in the Willamette Valley, but Camp's latest chapter in life might turn out to be his most influential and, ultimately, fulfilling. He is resurrecting a pioneering vineyard that had been neglected, overplanted and overworked, producing wines that had become an afterthought in the wine industry.ADVISOR• learn more
THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN ANGUILLA, PLUS WHERE TO STAY AND EAT •December, 17. 2020.
I live on the West Coast now, but I grew up heading to the Caribbean, and although I am a huge fan of Hawaii, Tahiti, and the Cook Islands, there is just something about the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, their history, yachting culture, and the Caribbean commitment to relaxation and the good life.TRAVEL AWAITS• learn more
5 EXCELLENT REASONS TO VISIT NAPA DURING WINTER •December, 13. 2020.
I live on the West Coast now, but I grew up heading to the Caribbean, and although I am a huge fan of Hawaii, Tahiti, and the Cook Islands, there is just something about the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, their history, yachting culture, and the Caribbean commitment to relaxation and the good life.TRAVEL AWAITS • learn more
9 BEST PET-FRIENDLY HOTELS ALONG CALIFORNIA'S COAST •November, 21. 2020.
Starting from the south and working up to the Oregon border, the California Coast is a scenic drive people remember their entire lives. And it can be even better when driven with your best canine friend or friends.TRAVEL AWAITS • learn more
5 FANTASTIC WILLAMETTE VALLEY WINERIES TO VISIT, PLUS 5 INCREDIBLE PLACES TO STAY •November, 15.. 2020.
I live in the gorgeous wine country of Healdsburg and Sonoma County. I love our wines and wineries, but I am just as excited to try other wine regions. The Willamette Valley is huge but has unique pockets of geography and climate and equally unique pockets of interesting people. Many French winemakers have arrived here, comparing the region to Burgundy, where beautiful pinot noirs and chardonnays are produced..TRAVEL AWAITS • learn more
THE GREAT TRAILER PROJECT: MEET TALLULAH, A 1967 'LAND YACHT'•Octomber 12. 2020.
I always thought they were cool but never had a desire to own, let alone renovate, an Airstream trailer that is as old as I am. Then one morning, on Facebook, I saw a "marketplace" listing come up for something called a Land Yacht.TRAVEL AWAITS • learn more
7 FANTASTIC DUDE RANCHES PERFECT FOR A WINTER GETAWAY •Octomber 10. 2020.
Just saying it, dude ranch, sounds cool. Although I didn't discover dude ranching until I was an adult and could really feel the sore muscles after a day of riding, I never regret the decision to become a cowgirl (or boy) for a week -- or longer. Aching body, sunburn, and the challenges of the day are easily forgotten when chatting around the honor bar, whiskey in hand.NAPA VALLEY REGISTER • learn more