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

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    About Sonoma County

    It’s big ― the size of Rhode Island, with 12 different appellations. It’s beautiful, with verdant valleys and redwood groves. It takes great pride in not being Napa. But its wine and food scene is getting better and better

Amphora Winery in Dry Creek Valley

Dry Creek Valley travel planner

Just west of Healdsburg, Dry Creek makes some of the best wines in the world, especially zin. And with its oaks, hillside vineyards and winding roads, it’s one of the most beautiful regions in the state

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Alexander Valley wineries

Toasty summer weather nurtures superbly soft cabernets and merlots. Some of California’s biggest wine names ― Gallo, Clos du Bois ― are found here

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Russian River Valley travel planner

It’s been summer vacation capital for generations of San Franciscans. Now it also produces deliciously drinkable Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

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Sonoma Valley travel planner

“The Valley of the Moon” is where California winemaking started 200 years ago. It remains one of the most enjoyable regions to tour ― its rich history balanced by modern pleasures like good restaurants and state-of-the-art spas

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Explore Sonoma

Get inspired by our weekend and day-trip itineraries to craft the perfect wine-country getaway

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Spotlight: Agoston Haraszthy

The founding father of California winemaking, his legacy still endures today

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