Those of the golf persuasion have a slam-bang-lovely course at hand in the Livermore Valley up on Poppy Ridge, where the fairways and greens come woven into a lovely, rolling palette of working vineyards. The trio of nines at Poppy Ridge Golf Course are, appropriately enough, named after venerable varietals: Merlot, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel, all of them ending up at the clubhouse's handsome lakefront green.
When you're not teeing off on this spectacular East Bay course, you can sit down to a locally sourced meal--and a yawning view--at the Grill at Poppy Ridge, which sports a gorgeous outdoor patio.
At least that's what a lot of people are calling it: Their favorite Thai restaurant. This small,... Read more