Sonoma County is the quintessential wine country sophistication and class without the attitude and crowds. It's the wine country with meandering roads and gently sloping hills where nationally
known vineyards and family-run operations exist side by side. At 1,604 square miles, Sonoma county is much larger than neighboring Napa and offers more diverse activities to enjoy
. Relaxed and personal, Sonoma lies closer to the sea and farther from the traffic.
The first home of wine production in Northern California, Sonoma County is also still the nation's largest producer of quality wine. Distinct wine valleys dot the countryside Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and the Valley of the Moon each offering its own flavors and varietals, including many of the world's best-known labels and appellations.
Almost all of the county's 190 wineries are open to the public for tours and complimentary tastings.
Just an hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma wine country offers everything you could desire in a memorable travel destination unspoiled beauty and elegance all in one. The county's natural beauty vineyards, towering old-growth redwoods, the Russian River, and the rugged coastline are just the beginning. A haven for artists, craftspeople, and chefs, Sonoma also offers wonderful galleries and shops, revitalizing spas, and some of the finest dining experiences in the country.