Sonoma County is a diverse wine region located north of San Francisco. Find Sonoma wineries along the coast, the valleys, the riverbed, and the foothills. The varied geography of Sonoma allows every varietal of California grape to be grown here.
Here you will find great California wineries along the coastline, the valleys, the riverbed, and the foothills. The varied geography of Sonoma allows every varietal of California grape to be grown here.
Sonoma is less crowded and more laid-back than Napa Valley. It’s also more spread out with winding scenic country roads connecting the charming towns.
Sonoma County is a great destination for wine tasting. In addition to fabulous wineries, you will find world class restaurants, charming accommodations, local produce and cheeses for sell, delicious bakeries, and so many fun things to do. Plan an exciting visit to this gorgeous part of the California wine country soon.
Grapes were first planted in Sonoma during the early 1800s leaving this region with an abundance of old vine vineyards producing unique flavors. This wine region is known for its high quality Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Sparkling Wines.
There are many wineries in Sonoma County. This is a huge county with wineries spread out in many different directions. It’s best to concentrate on visiting wineries according to their location. Select a single region or two to visit at a time.
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The Alexander Valley is located along the Russian River between Healdsburg and Cloverdale in California’s scenic Sonoma County. Established as an American Viticultural Area in 1984, the Alexander Valley has earned a reputation for producing distinctive wines with unique regional character. Alexander Valley wineries are especially noted for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer.
Dry Creek Valley
Dry Creek Valley wineries are located in or around the town of Healdsburg. This region is known for its Zinfandel and is a great place to begin a Sonoma Wine Tour. There are many wineries in downtown Healdsburg that are within walking distance of the charming town square. Enjoy a ride through the rolling hills surrounding Dry Creek Valley to fully appreciate the scenery of the area and visit more great Sonoma County wineries.
Russian River Valley
Sonoma’s Russian River Valley is known for its fabulous scenery, majestic redwood trees, and its world class wines. Signature wines coming from this area are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This is the perfect destination for a romantic winery getaway.
The Sonoma Valley is picturesque. Wine tours are the favorite activity, but there are lots of other choices for things to do in Sonoma. Options include cooking classes, car racing, vintage aircraft rides, theater, biking, hiking, art galleries, gourmet dining, hot air ballooning, shopping, horseback riding, and spa services. Kenwood and Sonoma are the two main cities of this area. Take time to explore these charming towns.
Best Places to Stay in Sonoma
Honor Mansion is an absolutely fabulous place located in the Sonoma Wine Country. Situated on an acre in Healdsburg, this uncrowded bed and breakfast has a beautiful setting with so many things to do: swimming, croquet, massage, basketball, tennis, and more.
The amenities are amazing. If you stay at Honor Mansion, it will quickly become one of your favorite wine country accommodations.
Windrose Romantic Cottages
Windrose Romantic Cottages are located in a secluded country area near Windsor. Spend a dream weekend in the Sonoma Wine Country in one of these delightful wine country cottages.
There are a selection of five unique cottages to choose from these charming accommodations in the northern section of Sonoma County.