Sonoma Wine Country is home to beautiful vineyards and wineries producing world-famous wines. Exquisite food and wine are paired in award-winning restaurants. Spas provide fabulous care to those in need of rest and recovery from hectic life. Bed and Breakfast inns and cottages are a restful and romantic setting for exploring the scenic Sonoma Valley.
The Sonoma Valley has been producing wine since the 19th century and is now a designated American Viticulture Area with over 250 wineries. Winery tours with tastings on site are an ever-popular way to explore the valley and enjoy the beautiful scenery along with the wines.
Winery tour organizers can provide a seat in a group tour or in a luxurious private vehicle on the itinerary of an individual or couple's choice. Stops can also include shops, boutiques and farmers markets which offer gourmet food, local produce, and local artisans' crafts. For those who enjoy being in the outdoors, European-style trek organizers support biking, hiking and even running explorations.
Sonoma itself is home to historic sites, fabulous restaurants and tasting rooms and a relaxed atmosphere. You can wander around the Plaza and nearby streets or rent a bike. The Mission San Francisco Solano dates from 1823; it is home to the permanent collection of Jorgensen watercolors of California missions.
Sugar Loaf Ridge is a state park with 25 miles of trails for hiking or horseback riding through redwood trees, meadow, gorge and canyon. The views on a clear day may include the Golden Gate Bridge and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. An observatory provides programs and stargazing too.
Innkeepers in Sonoma may provide romantic rooms and special arrangements for massage and world-class dining. They can offer space for relaxation and a base for exploring arts, crafts, history and the beautiful outdoors. Bed and breakfast inns, cabins, and cottages allow for unforgettable getaways in Sonoma.