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Napa vs. Sonoma face-off

Sonoma or Napa? Two rivals slug it out over which wine country has the juice

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Sonoma: Play factor
Written by Rod Smith

Sonoma: Play factor

In Napa, there are “events.” In Sonoma, we party. Check out Gundlach Bundschu’s BBQ-cum-indie-band-celebration, the Huichica Music Festival. Or the rising Sonoma Coast AVA’s West of West, a wine-fueled showcase (Aug 3–5). If you’re feeling outdoorsy, zipline redwood groves with Sonoma Canopy Tours. Or pull a dawn patrol surfing at Salmon Creek Beach, then head up to Fisk Mill Cove lookout for a wine and cheese picnic. It’s all here.

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