Sonoma Wine Country - Imagine 16 Wine Regions to Explore and Tickle
Your Taste-buds...

Are you ready to discover the Sonoma Wine Country?
 
If you’ve never been there... you won’t be disappointed. Cause you’ll soon learn no one’s a stranger for very long.

Sonoma County captivates you.
 
Not only are the wines fantastic, but the land itself... will draw you in and have you thinking you could live here.

Over 400 small and family owned wineries call Sonoma County home. Many are in their third and fourth generations of ownership.

We've heard that Sonoma's strengths are pinot, chardonnay, and zinfandel.

And... there's 16 wine regions inviting you to visit them. Each one has something special to offer. Like..

  • Alexander Valley
  • Bennett Valley
  • Carneros
  • Chalk Hill
  • Dry Creek Valley
  • Fort Ross - Seaview
  • Green Valley
  • Knights Valley
  • Moon Mountain
  • Northern Sonoma
  • Pine Mountain - Cloverdale Peak
  • Rockpile
  • Russian River Valley
  • Sonoma Coast
  • Sonoma Mountain
  • Sonoma Valley

From the unspoiled beauty of the land to its storied history, friendly people, easy-going pace, and its quality of life.

Imagine strolling through the wine country and looking up and seeing hot-air balloons rising up out of the fog. Or the mountains looming up in the horizon.
 
Visualize kicking back and relaxing while tasting your favorite wine at one of the estate and boutique wineries off the beaten path.

Like...

The Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen who focuses on farming practices that rely on the integrity and respect of the land.

Taking a tram ride through their biodynamic vineyard, seeing methods of production and looking at what it takes to craft the Benziger wines.

Or how about the Foppiano Vineyards in Healdsburg...

Sonoma County Winery in Northern California

A 160 acre ranch dating back to the mid 1850’s - following California gold rush.
 
In case you didn’t know… Giovanni Foppiano arrived in New York from Genoa, Italy in 1855 and then traveled to California -- by way of Panama.

He settled in Sonoma County and established Foppiano Vineyards in 1896.
 
Here’s a short story about the Foppiano Vineyards you might enjoy...
 
In 1926, during prohibition, federal treasury agents raided the Foppiano Vineyards and cut the tank valves... dumping some 100,000 gallons of their 1918 vintage wine into the winery’s creek.

The story goes on saying that... people came from miles around with cups and jugs just to get a taste and sample the Foppiano label.

The family survived prohibition by adding prunes, apples, and pears to their crop growing. They, also, shipped grapes for homemade wines.
 
You see the government didn’t catch a little loophole in the law... that allowed people to make wine for their own use.

The Sonoma Wine Country is divided into five areas. The...

  • Northern Area includes the towns of Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, and Windsor
  • West County in the Russian River area invites you to stop by Guerneville, Sebastopol, and Occidental
  • Central Area provides you with bigger cities like… Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma
  • Coastal Area is smaller and more laid back with towns like Sea Ranch, Jenner, Bodega Bay, and Valley Ford
  • Sonoma Valley Area consists of Kenwood, Glen Ellen, and Sonoma

The little town of Sonoma is surrounded by world-class wineries and scenic vineyards. It’s a great little town to stop in and get acquainted.
 
Russian River Valley is a favorite with romantics, day trippers, hikers, canoers, and river lovers.

Sonoma Wine Country is the birthplace of California wine...

Sonoma was the first county in the state to have winegrapes planted in Fort Ross around 1812.
 
Home to California’s oldest premium winery - Buena Vista - founded in 1857 by the Hungarian Count - Agoston Haraszthy.  This winery is located at 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma, CA.

There’s many other wineries that are more than 100 years old... still ran by the founding families.
 
The county is a leader in fish-friendly farming practices. Home to scores of organically, biodynamically, and sustainably farmed vineyards.

Some 40% of vineyards are less than 20 acres, and 80% are 100 acres or less.

There’s no way we can show you all of them. But...

Let’s touch on a couple of the Sonoma wine country fun winery themes to spotlight. Like...

Which ones are dog friendly. Or which ones have great picnic areas to go and relax.

So... starting out with dog-friendly wineries.
 
Here’s a few to pick from. Like...

In the Dry Creek Valley - Healdsburg area, there’s...

Foppiano Vineyards
12707 Old Redwood Hwy.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Seghesio Family Vineyards
14730 Grove Street,
Healdsburg, CA 95448

In the Sonoma Valley Area there’s...

Buena Vista Winery
18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA 95476

Kunde Family Estate
9825 Sonoma Hwy,
Kenwood, CA 95452

In Alexander Valley stop by...

Trione Vineyards & Winery
19550 Geyserville Avenue
Geyserville, CA 95441

Geyser Peak Winery
22281 Chianti Road,
Geyserville, CA 95441

And in Russian River Valley, check out...

DeLoach Vineyards
1791 Olivet Road,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Russian Hill Estate Winery
4525 Slusser Road,
Windsor, CA 95492

Which one of the Sonoma wine country wineries have great picnic areas?

Well... in Russian River Valley... there’s...

Arista Winery
7015 Westside Rd.
Healdsburg, CA

Thomas George Estate
8075 Westside Rd.
Healdsburg, CA

In Dry Creek Valley there’s...

Dutcher Crossing Winery
8533 Dry Creek Rd.
Geyserville, CA

Mill Creek Vineyards
1401 Westside Rd.
Healdsburg, CA

And in Alexander Valley check out...

Simi Winery
16275 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA

Hanna Winery & Vineyards
9280 Highway 128
Healdsburg, CA

You see... there’s lots to enjoy in the Sonoma wine country. Like all the rustic surroundings the backdrop of a dynamic wine region.

Whether you’re unwinding at your hotel or cozy bed & breakfasts, or spend the day hiking, kayaking, biking or wine tasting at boutique wineries off the beaten path.
 
Sonoma is a hidden gem to come and explore.

And I’ll bet you’ll agree... their boutique wineries will find a special place in your heart.

So what do you say... let’s go!

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