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There’s something to be said about a weekend getaway to America’s wine region, Sonoma County. Breathtaking countryside, endless vineyards, the finest farm-to-table cuisine, all tucked into the rolling hills of Northern California. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and unplug – or to simply indulge in amazing food and a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

For 24 editors spanning a variety of lifestyle publications, this blissful vacation daydream became a reality during CBC’s Cooking Cottage experience from April 29-May 4.

The CBC Cooking Cottage is part of our House Program series and was born from the desire to provide editors and bloggers the opportunity to engage with a variety of brands in a tangible, meaningful way. Representatives from publications like Good Housekeeping, Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Women’s Health, and more attended the organized oasis and left with a weekend experience they won’t forget.

Each day featured a new set of socially-engaging activities, each hosted by a different brand. The agenda included events like a wine and cheese at Arrowood Vineyard with President Cheese, an exclusive poolside yoga class with Clif Bar, tours of two Jackson Family Wines vineyards, a Pinot and Potatoes Paint Night with Alexia, and many delicious meals in between.

The Cooking Cottage experience gave participants an enchanting taste of the rich Sonoma culture, as well as an insider’s look at highly-coveted brands like Omaha SteaksSambazonStonewall Kitchen, and Simply Organic.

But don’t just take our word for it. Scroll through the amazing photos posted by our guests on the hashtag #CBCcottage on Instagram.

Until next year, Cooking Cottage!

When envisioning a ‘dream’ getaway, many different things come to mind. Staying at a beautiful cottage in Sonoma, California with multiple wine vineyard tours sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? For 24 editors, that dream became a reality recently when they were invited to attend CBC’s Cooking Cottage experience.Williams Sonoma

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Representatives from Glamour, Women’s Health, People, Martha Stewart, POPSUGAR, Good Housekeeping, Food Network and more enjoyed all different events hosted by multiple brands throughout their three-day trip. The daily activities consisted of an all-you-can-eat Sabra hummus picnic and bike ride, a fabulous dinner at the Williams-Sonoma cooking school, four different wine tasting trips, a Barilla pasta Mediterranean style feast served out on the house patio, and a California Almonds breakfast smoothie competition as a fruity farewell to this dreamy getaway.

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Through CBC’s Cooking Cottage, editors were invited to not only explore the wine culture of Sonoma, but to also experience some of the best foods that companies like Clif Bar, Omaha Steaks, Cabot Creamery, Jenny Craig, and more have to offer. Sounds as if it is almost too good to be true? Take a look at some of our guests’ posts via the #CBCcottage hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. And don’t be afraid to let your mouth water!

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