Visit this laid-back land of vineyard-rich valleys, from Sonoma to Dry Creek to Alexander, for fresh, organic cuisine, a thriving farm community—and a distinctly non-Napa vibe
The Barlow, a 13-acre retail park in Sebastopol, packs a week’s worth of West Sonoma County destinations—cafes, community markets, tasting rooms—under 17 farmhouse-style roofs. Some two dozen shops are set up in the former apple factory, with more to come, as well as an outdoor stage for concerts. Learn how to pull the perfect espresso at Taylor Maid’s weekly coffee lab, or sample first-batch gin at Spirit Works Distillery, where every drop has been milled, mashed, fermented, and bottled on-site. Tasting breaks are best spent cozying up by the outdoor firepits at sunset.