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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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Always and forever Sonoma over Napa

Why? Napa is much more pretentious and definitely more touristy and commercialized. There are hoards of people no matter where you go and the prices are out of this world. Sonoma... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Ivy Y
Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Why? Napa is much more pretentious and definitely more touristy and commercialized. There are hoards of people no matter where you go and the prices are out of this world. Sonoma is much more laid-back and has a friendly atmosphere. Sonoma also has beautiful winding roads and wineries tucked into every crevice. Some of the highlights were Ferrari-Carano, Simi, and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Our first trip to California wine region, and advice from friends led us to Sonoma Valley instead of Napa Valley. We were glad we took their advice. Napa Valley is beautiful and many of the more well known wineries are there. But Sonoma offers winding country roads and wineries tucked into the hillsides. GPS is nearly a necessity on a... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

You'll need transportation to the many wineries and other attractions in beautiful, still-verdant Sonoma Valley. If you like wine and excellent food, plan on several days in Sonoma Valley, with wheels. But, you can also hire a 'wine-tasting' limo.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

We spent three days in Sonoma Valley in mid-September. It is a beautiful area with a large variety of vineyards to visit. I would definitely do your research ahead of time to be able to select the type of tasting experience that suits your needs.

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Wine tasting is of course one big attraction here in sonoma, but we also have a lot of history with the mission and the vallejo house and so many other great historic buildings, beautiful parks to hike, amazing restaurants to have a delicious meal with friends and family, a beautiful plaza to walk through or have a picnic and let's... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We usually go to Sonoma so I can drive on the Sonoma Raceway (aka Sears Point) with the Audi Sports Car Experience. This is a truly exceptional and exhilerating experience. But we also like to visit Cline Winery, Jacuzzi Winery (they have a great little Olive Oil store), and sometimes a few others. Of course we visit the wineries AFTER... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

fantastic place to visit, thoroughly recommend the vino, especially the Savs We visited a terrific cafe, great Fusion food @ la Sellette

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Visited the wine country in the area, sterling and Sebastian rode the cable car in sterling wonderful view of the so rounding area

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

So welcoming and interesting and such wonderful wine. If you have limited time, don't bother with Napa - too commercial. Sonoma is the best wine region in CA!

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Too many people view Sonoma Valley as "The Other" valley when comparing it to Napa Valley. They are wrong.Sonoma Valley affords wines and food as well as excellent hiking at a myriad of a State and local parks. All this in a non "Disneyland" like manner...visit Napa if you must but you will be short changed if you miss "The... More 

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