The best the North Bay has to offer.
I don’t discriminate against any town in wine country. However, my absolute favorite and my true love is Sonoma! It’s much more chill and laid back compared to some of the other places in the North Bay.
It’s breezy, carefree, and elegant—with just the right amount of indulgent.
Wine Enthusiast just named Sonoma its #1 Wine Region of the Year, calling it “one of the most diverse and progressive winegrowing regions in the world.”
Buena Vista – California’s first premium winery.
Flowers Winery – brand new, beautiful tasting room with outdoor cabanas and indoor tasting rooms.
Twomey – crafting Vineyard-Focused Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot from California to Oregon.
Gracianna – For Those With Something To Be Grateful For.
Cline Cellars – low key and family run and oriented winery focused on Zins and Chard.
Carneros Resort & Spa – luxury retreat with outtanding amenities.
The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance – beautiful hotel a short walk away from Sonoma Square and a quick drive away from the wineries.
Sheraton Petaluma – is a great option because it’s centrally located minutes away from Downtown Petaluma, 15 minutes to Sonoma wineries and Sonoma square.
Best Western Dry Creek Inn Healdsburg – European looking hotels in Healdsburg located in a more rural area a quick drive away from wineries.
Timber Cove Resort – is a beautiful resort right on the coast in Jenner. It’s located about an hour away from the main Sonoma area but it’s a gorgeous romantic hotel.
Beyond the wine:
Drive to the Sonoma coast and explore Bodega Bay
About 45 minutes from Sonoma is a beautiful area called Bodega Bay, a west coast town that feels like you’re in Ireland. With fresh seafood, local restaurants, and a gorgeous stretch of the Pacific Coastline.