Sonoma County Wine Tourism

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Beautiful and remarkably diverse, the Sonoma County line lies about 45 minutes directly north of San Francisco. This region covers 1,768 square miles (about the size of Rhode Island) and boasts a dozen specific appellations. This tells you something: when it comes to terroir, Sonoma County has a lot of everything, from coastal breezes, to inland mountains, to pancake-flat valleys, to soft, rolling hills. Throughout the region, you’ll find engaging towns, fabulous produce, and friendly people who feel very lucky to call Sonoma County home.

Sonoma County is home to over 400 wineries and 16 separate AVA’s. The most common varieties planted are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir, though the area is also known for its excellent Merlot and Zinfandel.

There is no end to the activities found in Sonoma. Relax at a hotel or cozy Bed and Breakfast, or spend the day hiking, biking or wine tasting at boutique wineries off the beaten path. Sonoma is a fantastic place to bring the whole family. Take a trip to the 400-acre park, Safari West, to travel in an authentic safari vehicle while viewing exotic wildlife or head to the Sonoma Traintown Railroad to ride the train or amusement rides.

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