Explore the Northern California
Wine Country - Like Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and the Sierra Foothills...

Are you ready to tour the Northern California wine country?

But... before heading out... here's some helpful tips. Like... how to prepare for the day of your wine tour.

Afterall... there's lots of places to go, things to do, and sights to see including...

Napa Valley - the most famous area of California. Try exploring the area on one of Napa Valley's bicycle tours.

The bike tours and hot-air balloon rides can be a fun way to see some great scenic adventures and get a bird's eye view of the many vineyards, too.

Want a more restful adventure, then take the Napa Valley Wine Train - a special experience... relaxing, scenic three-hour, thirty-six-mile round-trip.

Napa Valley bicycle tour

Touring between the historic town of Napa, through one of the world's most famous wine valleys, to the quaint little village of St. Helena and back.

Sonoma County - offers adventures like... hiking, biking and kayaking through the wine country.

And... it's less crowded than Napa Valley. Explore the wineries in the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek, Green Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Alexander Valley.

Mendocino County - offers a slower pace... through Pacific coastal villages, the great redwood forest, and the greenest of the California wine country.

Sit by the fire, stare up at a mighty Redwood tree, savor a delicious Mendocino wine, watch migrating whales, relax in a romantic getaway, and more...

But there's more to the Northern California wine country than Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino. Discover the...

Sierra Foothills - offering spectacular scenery, boating, bicycling, hiking, gold panning, and more.

It's less expensive and plenty of wineries located in Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Placer, Mariposa, Tuolumne. Even in Nevada and Yuba Counties of Northern California.

The different climates produce very different wines.

Lake County - calls itself... "The Undiscovered Wine Country".

Explore its high-elevation vineyards and vast and varied territory.

Less well-known than the other growing regions, it's an ultra-premium wine grape growing region whose number of award-winning wineries continue to grow.

You see... there are many great areas to explore in the Northern California wine country...

And... many great ways to see them.

The simplest is to go by car. Just pick a destination and just hit the road.

But plan your trip carefully.

Decide how long do you want to be gone.

What you want to see.

Where you want to eat... and so on.

Maybe you'd rather take... bus rides or limos services.

They offer a variety of options. Plus... you get the benefit of designated drivers.

Whichever way you decide to go, be sure to...

Pick some wineries to tour along the way...

Choosing an excursion that, not only, shows you the winemaking process, but lets you sample different varietals, too. Delighting in the wine tasting experience - savoring the results of winemaker's hard labor.

Discovering why swirling the wine in the glass helps it.

And do you know what legs have to do with a wine's body?

Okay... for starters... start looking for wineries that offer complimentary wine tastings, picnic areas, and tours.

Here's some in the Sierra Foothills Wineries area...

cabernet sauvignon grapes

Touring the wine country let's you truly immerse yourself.

Whether it's wine tasting, hot air ballooning, hiking, biking, exploring the local towns, or simply relaxing at a spa... everything you're looking for is here in the Northern California Wine Country.

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