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Sonoma Valley

Highway 12, Sonoma, CA
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Valleys, Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/day tour
Description: 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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Windermere, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What a beautiful day we had in Sonoma while trying the different wineries. The best Portuguese restaurant during a gorgeous warm day.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited several wineries in Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley, and we found the Sonoma wineries to be much more inviting and personable. The wine tastings are educational, but there are different options in terms of a casual 'sit at the bar setting' or a formal room tasting. We visited Chateau St. Jean, Korbel, and B.R. Cohn. Chateau St. Jean... More

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Mexico, DF
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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I really enjoyed the long weekend we spent there! Everything was pleasing to the senses, relaxing as well an unforgettable wine discovering experience.

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Boston, MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The valley is about an hour outside of the city and, as you would expect, loaded with vintners some of which have tastings every day, others who require an appointment and others who keep their doors closed. But it's easy to travel from place to place and a lot of fun to explore wineries from which you have had wine... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The valley is a beautiful place to drive through and admire the scenery around you. lots of opportunities to stop and enjoy the local wines!

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I like Sonoma Valley much better than Napa. It has much more history flavor to it and is a bit less commercial. If you are looking for a holistic :) approach to your visit you will get it here. Do not forget to do a historic walk on the square (visitor's bureau on the square) will sell you a walking... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Don't miss it! Sonoma square is a great spot to catch some tasting rooms and food. Don't forget to take a wine tour!

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We totally enjoyed Sonoma much more than Napa. The wineries were top shelf, tucked away behind the main thoroughfare offering beautiful serene settings. Many of the family owned wineries offered private tours, emphasis on the Preston Family Winery. We purchased fresh eggs and veggies from their farm store....Halloween orange egg yolks. Wow, so yummy! Our stay was late August into... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

we found the Sonoma valley more attractive than the napa valley. Napa is more commercialized. Lots of traffic especially on the weekends. Try stay way from the commercial places on the weekends.

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Brisbane, Australia
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351 reviews 351 reviews
243 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Sonoma Valley has so much to offer, great scenery, loads of vineyards to visit, historical buildings. and close to San Francisco. We had a fabulous time in Sonoma Valley on a recent day tour of the vineyards from San Francisco, although we only visited three vineyards I can report that the service that we received was very friendly, sampled a... More

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