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

Amphora Winery in Dry Creek Valley
David Fenton

Saturday

Pick up some cheeses at the Dry Creek General Store (closed Sun; 3495 Dry Creek Rd.; dcgstore.com), then choose your picnic wine at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves (tasting from $5; 9711 West Dry Creek Rd.; bellawinery.com).

Swing by Amphora Winery, pictured, (tasting from $5; 4791 Dry Creek, Bldg. 6; 707/431-7767) before dinner at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen ($$$; 317 Healdsburg Ave.; 707/431-0330).

Order the ultimate Dry Creek pairing―pork two ways, with a bottle of A. Rafanelli Zin.

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