To the west of Napa County, separated by the Mayacamas Mountains, the wineries in Sonoma rivals its neighbour with renowned wines that are increasingly popular internationally
Slowly creeping out of the shadow of its popular cousin wine region with a fleet of respected vineyards and award-wining wines, the wineries in Sonoma California, hosts well-known names such as AVA Russian River Valley, AVA Alexander Valley or AVA Dry Creek Valley
With close to 425 wineries and 17 wine regions (or appellations), wineries in Sonoma valley have the most diversified grape growing appellations in the United States. We have come up with a list of some of the best wineries to visit in Sonoma, to experience the best the region has to offer.
Morning fogs from the Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay produce succulent grapes that like the cool climate, such as Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. Inland, the robust reds - Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot and Syrah - thrive in the warm days and cool nights during the summer, the growing season. Many wineries near Sonoma square have tasting rooms that offer exclusive tastings, and the person who serves the wine is often the winemaker himself, happy to talk about his vineyards and how the wines are produced. You can also combine delicious meals with wines with a guided food and wine pairing session! If you start your trip to San Francisco, you'll probably see Sonoma California wineries before you even visit them: the farms and ranches have been providing Bay Area restaurants and tourists for years.
Sonoma valley wineries is the epitome of northern California - top-quality wine, home-made produce, ancestral redwoods, oak-covered mountains and peaceful rivers. The breathtaking region, which features waves, sea lions and otters lounging on the beaches, is a delight for visitors, not to mention the fabulous sunsets that paint the sky in sumptuous colors.
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