Thursday, April 1, 2010
Best Wine Country Destination Wedding FavorsWords by Jennifer Stein Written by Autumn Millhouse
Want an eco-conscious, green-friendly approach to your wedding favors? Then consider using local, seasonal and organic products that promote sustainability and the environment, and inadvertently support local businesses.
These ideas presented are idyllic wedding favors for a wine country wedding, couples who are known as ‘foodies’ or any couple who wants to lessen their wedding carbon footprint.
Round Pond Winery’s ‘Mini’ Meyer Lemon Olive Oil $7
Made with organic Meyer lemons and Napa Valley farmed olives, this oil is made by green-friendly Napa Valley winery.
Michael Chirarello’s NapaStyle’s Naturally Harvested Cooking Salts $8.50-$12
Hawaiian Red Salt, Gray Salt and, every chef’s favorite, Fleur De Sel are available in small colorful tins along with a variety of other flavors for various cooking endeavors.
Hurley Farms of Napa Valley Red Raspberry Jam 6oz jars are $4.95 each
This is one of their most popular jams, bursting with raspberry flavor and created using local raspberries.
Petaluma Honey Farms Honey Sticks, Assorted Flavors 5 sticks, $2
Honey Sticks are a sweet, natural treat and come in various flavors. The five sticks tied together make a sweet treat tied with a colorful ribbon.
For more on Autumn Millhouse and her book Romantic Napa Valley, An Insider’s Guide for Couples, click here.
Autumn Millhouse is an award-winning travel writer who specializes in wine, food and romantic getaways. She is also an international trekker who has wined and dined across the globe from Barcelona to Beijing . A self-proclaimed “hopeless-romantic” and author of Romantic Napa Valley: An Insider’s Guide for Couples, Autumn also has a bi-monthly column called "Love Vines" published in Napa Valley Life Magazine. She resides in Napa Valley where she cultivates her wine and food relationships with top chefs, winemakers and a slew of other foodies. Besides, sniffing, swirling and sipping wine daily, Autumn is currently working on her next travel book Romantic Sonoma Valley: An Insider’s Guide for Couples.
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