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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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And the winner is...
Photo by David Fenton

And the winner is...

Sonoma!

Here are some of our favorite spots—both new and classic—for your next weekend getaway.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery (pictured). Craving a touch of Napa-style glamour? Buy a Brazilian bikini in Healdsburg and nab a cabine by the giant swimming pool at Francis Ford Coppola’s winery-cum-playground, complete with poolside cafe, restaurant, and tasting room, in Geyserville. $20 pool pass, $125 cabine, $7 tasting fee; franciscoppolawinery.com

Merry Edwards Winery. One of Sonoma’s leading female winemakers, Edwards produces small batches of not-in-stores Pinots and Sauvignon Blancs. The tasting room at her Coopersmith Vineyard, north of Sebastopol, is unpretentious, and the wine speaks for itself. merryedwards.com

Sebastopol Farm Market. There are farmers’ markets everywhere in Sonoma, but Sebastopol’s has live music, organic offerings, plus Yucatecan huevos rancheros to start your tasting day off right. 10–1:30 Sun; sebastopolfarmmarket.org

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