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Address: Highway 12, Sonoma, CA
Phone Number: 707-327-9770
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One of the prime wine producing regions in California. A visit to...

One of the prime wine producing regions in California. A visit to Sonoma Valley yields an outstanding array of food, lodging and scenery.

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A charming, laid back, wine country town.

When I compare the two premier wine growing valleys in CA (Sonoma and Napa) I find the Napa Valley covers a long stretch from the town of Napa, up Hwy 29 to Calistoga with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Susan G
Sonoma, California
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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When I compare the two premier wine growing valleys in CA (Sonoma and Napa) I find the Napa Valley covers a long stretch from the town of Napa, up Hwy 29 to Calistoga with a large number of wineries on either side of the road and also includes the Silverado Trail, a parallel road to Hwy 29 along which are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take a day and explore the wine country and what this area has to offer. The valley this trip was an explosion of fall colors. While the roads are winding, they are easy to drive.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drivirng along Route 12 thru the rolling roads is an experience worth having. Every season of the year offers a varied landscape ranging from the vines heavy with fruit to the trimmed vines biding their time to leaf out once more and each one gives a reason to give thanks. Vineyards can be viewed up close or as a vista... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sonoma Valley is just one valley over to the wear from Napa and it's a less hurried and more genteel cousin, but having the same idyllic scenery and attractions. More wineries than you could visit in a month, farms, cheese producers and plenty of shops and restaurants. TIP: perfect Wine trip is the drive UP the Napa Valley & visit... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's so lovely just driving is this area. Even if you don't like wine the area and rolling hills and vineyards are lovely!! We went to a few wineries there but just driving through the area it's pretty awesome!!

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've driven through the Sonoma Valley several times and have grown to love it more with each trip. I'm not much of a wine drinker, so I can't say anything about the wineries, but the scenery is wonderfully calming and relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the scenery and the ability to drop in and out as needed. Do the whole hog up to Calistoga, it's gorgeous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just keep coming back. The wine country is so beautiful, a photographer's dream. We have had some great experience and created really good memories here with friends from all over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the 1 hour or so drive out from San Francisco to here...this time of year, can see the leaves changing across miles of vineyards...with a bright blue California cloudless sky and a shining sun, driving through this area is just lovely. Getting out and walking around, smelling the fresh air, all good.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't really looking forward to 4 days in Sonoma, based on my stay at the Silverado and touring Napa a year earlier. No comparison - Sonoma is much better. In addition to wineries, there is a real tradition of excellent food as well as some great hiking and biking opportunities. More laid back and casual than Napa - and... More 

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