So it’s your first time visiting Sonoma County Wine Country in Northern California, and you might be (understandably) a bit intimidated. With hundreds of wineries and restaurants, so many terrific hotels, B&Bs, and inns, and a million acres of gorgeous landscape to explore, it can be tough to know where to begin.
But for all the marvels here, there are many “must sees” that exemplify the Sonoma County experience. Follow this guide of highlights, and you’ll gain a crash course on the authentic, classic wonders of Wine Country. Following are some of the best-known (and for good reason), top-notch experiences. If you are looking for the closest airport, consider flying to STS - Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa.
Written by Sonoma Insider Carey Sweet.