Plan a trip to Sonoma wine country

Of all California’s wine regions, Sonoma may be the easiest to fall in love with. Visit this laid-back land of vineyard-rich valleys, from Sonoma to Dry Creek to Alexander, with the Russian River thrown in

Explore Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley

Our suggestions for crafting the perfect weekend

Friday in Dry Creek Valley
David Fenton


Pick up a room key at Hotel Healdsburg (from $385; hotelhealdsburg. com), a modern antidote to Wine Country’s typical Victorian fluff.

Stop in at Spoke Folk Cyclery (bike rentals $10 per hour; 201 Center St.; 707/433-7171) for advice on routes and to rent a bike if you didn’t bring one.

Pedal out to Dry Creek Vineyard (tasting from $5; 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd.; for a glass of Heritage Zin from the first family to put in grapes after Prohibition.

Back in town, you’ll find great housemade pasta at Scopa ($$; 109A Plaza St.; 707/433-5282).


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