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

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

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Tart from Kitchenette

Taste Sonoma, California

Our guide to the best of the best for every occasion in a town where (local) food matters

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Dry Creek Valley

Off-peak weekend in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley

The ultimate picnic spot and more discoveries from our wine editor’s escape to California's wine country

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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

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Small town, big flavors

There's lots to savor in the idyllic Sonoma County town of Graton

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Sonoma shoreline

The Sonoma Coast spell

The rough beauty of this Northern California shore inspires grand passions and true reverence

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Central Market

Time travel in Petaluma

Eat (really well), shop, and soak up summer in a Sonoma County town where old meets new

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Rick Kasmier

Artisan Sonoma

Wine Country locals reveal their off-season discoveries

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Sonoma coast view

Sonoma escape

Where to go and what to do on this wild, beautiful stretch of California coast

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Healdsburg's simple Wine Country charm

Savor Healdsburg's simple pleasures

Where to go and what to do on a lazy summer day in California's Wine Country

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Where wine country began

Where wine country began

A toast to Sonoma, and to the man behind the grapes

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tipis at cherry wood bed, breakfast, and barn

10 irresistible mini wine country escapes

10 irresistible mini escapes, from a rugged Washington valley all theway down to the Mexican border. Got a glass?

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Inverness Ridge

Savor Tomales Bay

Just north of San Francisco, take in the beauty of the coast and sample succulent oysters, cheese, and more

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Phil's Fish Market and Eatery's cioppino

Take a food lovers' holiday

What to do and where to eat on a seafood pilgrimage along California's most delicious drive

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picnic at field stone winery and vineyard

Wandering and wine in the Alexander Valley

Spring explorations north of Sonoma

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Spotlight: Agoston Haraszthy

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

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Amphora Winery in Dry Creek Valley

Explore Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley

Our suggestions for crafting the perfect weekend

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Livermore

A California wine lover's day trip to Livermore

Sip and stroll close to home and far away from the tourist hordes

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