Discover the Northern Coastal Wineries of Mendocino County, Marin County, Suisun Valley and Lake County. Less crowded, great wine, and so much fun!
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It’s time to visit Northern Coastal Wineries for some splendid wines and unspoiled scenic beauty. This area of California makes a great destination for a tasting getaway.
Consider the breath-taking beauty of the coastal wineries located north of San Francisco. You’ll love the unique wineries, and the delightful places to stay and dine in this special area of California.
Take the short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County California. Plan a wine tour to visit the fascinating family owned wineries in this region.
This scenic area is not as well recognized as Napa and Sonoma, but you will find award-winning wineries and a lot less crowds.
While wine tasting a Marin wineries, you should consider a stop at John Muir National Monument where you can hike through the majestic redwood forest. It’s a beautiful park. There’s a Visitor’s Center with snack bar. Enjoy a short hike or a longer one if you have time.
Mendocino County is located on the coast a few hours north of San Francisco. The scenery is breathtaking. You’ll find charming little towns, great restaurants, and wonderful wineries. Mendocino is the perfect choice for “getting-away-from-it-all”. There are lots of options of things to do. Slow down and enjoy the fabulous scenery. Visit a local spa. Ride the Skunk Train into a redwood forest. Hike along a nature trail. Gaze at the stars. Visit the Botanical Gardens. Watch a quiet sunset and appreciate some solitude.
Head to Lake County for tasting at wonderful wineries and to enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and water sports at California’s largest lake, Clear Lake.
Even without the wineries, Clear Lake is a destination for fun! Take a drive around the lake, stopping at wineries along the way. Go fishing or boating in the lake. Play a ground of golf. Take a hike.
Escape the crowds of the Napa Valley and treat yourself to wine tasting at the small, friendly tasting rooms in nearby Suisun Valley and Solano County Green Valley.
This area is so close to Napa, yet a different world. Once people discover this region, it becomes a favorite they return to again and again. Enjoy a hike. Tour the Jelly Belly Factory in nearby Fairfield. Visit the Benicia History Museum to learn about the role Benicia played as California’s first capital. Explore the Western Railyway Museum. Larry’s Produce is a “must stop” to shop for farm fresh fruits and vegetables.
Consider a wine tasting trip to these Northern Coastal Wineries. Enjoy the coastal beauty of both Marin County and Mendocino as well as the outdoor opportunities in nearby Lake County and Suisun Valley. All have great wineries and unique places to stay and dine.