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Sunset

Sunset October 2016

SUNSET celebrates your love of Western living. Discover new weekend and day trip destinations, inspiring homes and gardens, and fast and fresh recipes that highlight the West's great local ingredients. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

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English
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Sunset Publishing Corporation
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2 min.
life of the party

CERTAIN DAYS at Sunset, the communal tables by the Test Kitchen practically groan under the weight of wine bottles. A Hughes Family Cabernet blend with lush fruit and good structure; an unusual skin-fermented Chardonnay from Scribe. In the midst of it all sits Sara Schneider with her notebook, swirling and sipping and scribbling away (and wisely tipping most of the contents of her glass into a spittoon). A coworker wanders in, checks out the lineup, pulls up a chair; then another curious colleague, then three. Pretty soon we have a bit of a party—at 4 p.m. on a weekday in Oakland's Jack London Square. It's one of the many reasons why working at Sunset is like no other game in town. Sara, of course, is Sunset's wine editor, a woman of…

5 min.
best of the west

FOOD FOR THOUGHT BEST URBAN HARVEST This small-business story isn't about the bottom line. "It's about community, connection, and a basic human right to food," says Renée Günter (at left), owner of Daily Organics in South Los Angeles, an area considered an urban "food desert." Her shipping-container storefront selling farm-sourced fruits and vegetables is just a few blocks from her current home and a half-mile from where she spent part of her childhood. "When I was growing up in a single-parent household, food was scarce. Healthy options continue to be a problem here, so I chose to do something about it," says Günter, whose background includes experience as a landscape designer and as an haute couture model in Europe. Last summer, after several customers asked about local honey, she brought a beehive…

9 min.
surprise! it's sonoma

"When we installed the first one here, it looked a bit sacrificial," says Anne Moller-Racke, pointing at a giant ox head speared atop an 8-foot bronze spike. Clad in a white T-shirt and overalls, the winegrower and I have just reached a crest of acreage on The Donum Estate in Sonoma Valley. Into view pops Circle of Animals, a dozen bronze animal heads staked firmly into the Pinot-loving soil of Carneros. This is esteemed artist Ai Weiwei's reinterpretation of an 18th-century artwork, each animal representing the 12 cycles of the Chinese zodiac. And although Moller-Racke is responsible for growing the grapes behind some of the best Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in the region, now and again her duties stray into the realm of art. She oversees the arrival and assemblage…

1 min.
snapshot: hawi

HOUSE STYLE PLANTATION-ERA COTTAGES POPULATION 1,081 YOUR NEW FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR MANGO SEASON (SUMMER) WHO ARE THE NEIGHBORS? FAMILIES (78 PERCENT) PRIME DATE NIGHT SUNSET AT MAHUKONA BEACH PARK, THEN A PIPELINE ROLL AT SUSHI ROCK AND TRIO (SUSHIROCK RESTAURANT.NET) TOWN CELEBS THE TAKATA FAMILY, WHO OPENED HAWI'S GENERAL STORE IN 1923 MEDIAN SINGLE-FAMILY HOME $410,000 HOUSE RENTAL $1,035/MO. TOURIST CRED SWEET TWO-BLOCK TOWN WITH SEVEN RESTAURANTS AND THREE ART GALLERIES LOCAL CRED BIRTHPLACE OF KING KAMEHAMEHA HOW TO GET AROUND A TRUCK; ROADS ARE RUGGED PRIZED GOODS SLIPPAS (FLIP-FLOPS) FROM LOCALS BRAND POINT OF VIEW Sweet Potato Kitchen owner Susan Alexy traded Portland for island life. Susan Alexy made the move in 2012 at the urging of her son, who lived in Hawi. His advice to her was straightforward: "Don't pack anything. Don't bring your mainland intentions with you. The Big Island will guide you and your life will unfold." It…

3 min.
bellingham, wa

[The following content appeared in the Northwest, Northern California and Southern California edition.] WHEN STONES THROW BREWING opened this past spring, the number of breweries in this college town on the Salish Sea hit double digits. Eleven breweries in a city of 83,000 gives Bellingham a per capita lead over Seattle, according to Tap Trail, which maps the city's taprooms, pubs, and breweries. It's not just volume, though, that's luring people to this Edwardian-era city with brick-lined sidewalks. It's the quality, which expresses the northwest Washington terroir; much of the hops in the bottles comes from regional family-run fields. You'll quickly note that Bellinghamers aren't ones for idleness—so here are four adventures to pair with your pint. Hop culture Explore the intoxicating beauty of Bellingham by paddling the coast or sailing it. The…

3 min.
in great taste

WHEN DAVID SINEGAL purchased a historic winery in St. Helena, California, three years ago, the property was like a 19th-century painting come to life, with a storied Victorian farmhouse hugged by vineyards and a botanical garden. As much as he embraced the property's past, though, he also craved something modern and unexpected on the grounds—a design statement for the 21st century. To that end, Sinegal hired San Francisco interior designer Katie Martinez to reimagine one of the winery's less picturesque buildings: a brick fermentation facility from the 1980s. "David asked me to think outside the box—he was willing to take risks, " says Martinez, who was tasked with adding tasting and VIP rooms as well as a wine cellar to the structure. Her vision: a warm, contemporary interior that felt more…