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Tours & Tastings
Tours & Tastings

With a vast number of macro climates scattered about Sonoma County, the region produces award-winning Chardonnays, Cabernets, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandels.

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Hotels & Resorts
Hotels & Resorts

From experiencing Sonoma County wine country as a local by booking an AirBnb to staying at one of the region's famous 4-star resorts, you have plenty of options that will meet just about any budget. For those on a tight travel budget, there's plenty of local county and state parks to camp at.

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Bars & Restaurants
Bars & Restaurants

If you didn't come to Sonoma County for the award-winning wines, you must have come to enjoy one of the many farm-to-table dining experiences. Or if you want something more formal, spend the day in one of the small towns (Sonoma, Petaluma, or Healdsburg) and enjoy the local cuisine.

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Transportation & Tour Companies
Transportation & Tour Companies

If you are already in Sonoma County, or need a ride from the different airports, there's a few different transportation companies that can get you around. There's a couple of "airporters" or hail an Uber or Lyft as they are two of the popular ride sharing apps available in Sonoma County. Private shuttles can be hired to get you to and from the airport, or local hotel and take you on winery tours.

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Activities & Entertainment
Activities & Entertainment

Sonoma County offers an abundance of different activities to check out. From visiting one of the popular state beaches, rafting down the Russian River and heading out on a bike tour is a great way to soak in the unique vistas that Sonoma County has to offer.

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Getaway Ideas
Getaway Ideas

Whether you are celebrating a girls weekend, your honeymoon or a weekend retreat, CellarPass offers you instant itineraries to make your trip to Sonoma Wine Country is just a click away.

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Upcoming special events in Sonoma County
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Lasseter Family Winery

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Glen Ellen, CA

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Weather

Sonoma County's seasons

Know what the best season is to visit Sonoma County and what to wear.

Winter
Winter

(December - February) Winter is known as Cabernet season where wineries are open to taste their award-winning Cabernets by the glass or by reserving intimate barrel tastings. Winter is the slowest time of the year where daytime temps range from 42-55 degrees, dress in layers.

Spring
Spring

(March - May) As Spring arrives, so do the temperatures. The stunning green hillsides beg for a hike and picnic. Spring is also "release" season where most wineries begin offering their latest vintages with special parties and experiences. Reservations are recommended.

Summer
Summer

"(June - August) Summer can offer temperatures from 70-105 degrees at times. We recommend you drink a lot of water and enjoy yourself as wineries offer many different tour and tasting events to choose from. Reservations are strongly recommended starting mid-June."

Fall
Fall

(September - November) Fall is harvest season in Sonoma County which attracts wine collectors from around the globe seeking to be part of the excitement of “crush”. From legendary harvest parties to production tours, you’ll need to plan ahead. Reservations are required.

Tips

Sonoma County's travel tips

Traveling to Sonoma County

  • If Sonoma County is your final destination, commercial or by private jet, we recommend you consider flying into Sonoma County Airport (STS) as gives you the convenience of arriving in the heart of Sonoma wine country. If you are travelling cross country, consider Oakland International Airport (OAK), Sacramento International (SMF) and San Francisco International (SFO).
  • If you are already in the local area, there's a few different transportation companies that can get you around from popular ride sharing apps. Private shuttles can be hired to get you to and from the airport and on your daily excursions.
  • Due to the vast size of Sonoma County, there are no convenient mass transit options, but there are local private options that can get you around the entire region.
About Sonoma County

Award-winning wines come from Sonoma County’s more than 425 wineries. The Pacific coastline, redwood forests, valleys, and mountains create a range of terroirs and microclimates that make Sonoma County one of the most diverse and unique winegrowing regions in the world. Sonoma County includes 18 distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), or appellations, including Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Sonoma Coast. Our wineries are known for a multitude of varietals, so there’s a bottle for you no matter your preference.

Sip on a rich red, like pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, or zinfandel, or maybe you’d prefer a lighter chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. Don’t worry – we also have rosé if you fall somewhere in between. See for yourself how these wines come to be – many wineries offer behind-the-scenes wine education and wine tours for visitors to enjoy. Sonoma County was named the best U.S. wine destination and second in the world by TripAdvisor in October 2012. Find more information about Wineries & Wine, then come visit and discover it for yourself.

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