Sonoma County is part of San Francisco's Bay Area, just a short drive from the Golden Gate Bridge. Almost 60,000 acres of California vineyards fall within the borders of 18 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), or appellations, each with its own distinctive characteristics.

Just as winemakers let wine "breathe," or open up, to better taste a wine, Sonoma County invites visitors to do the same. We invite travelers to open up and experience the subtleties of visiting one of the most stunning corners of America. This couldn't be truer now, as life, and travel, opens up.

Spas & Wellness

Spa & Wellness

The relaxing, pampering, and healing powers of Sonoma County spas can be the perfect addition to your Wine Country vacation….

Pool at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma
Spa & Wellness

Geothermal mineral springs—often called hot springs—are produced when mineralized groundwater is heated by the Earth and emerges to form pools of water. The…

Activities

Sonoma County is full of unique, beautiful destinations, from stunning wineries to beautiful natural landscapes like redwood groves and the…

Sonoma Wineries & Wines

Food & Wine

Sonoma County wineries are open for outdoor tastings. Here are a few recommendations of tasting rooms to visit right now…

Food & Wine

Picnic-Perfect Wineries in Sonoma County Several Sonoma County wineries provide the perfect ingredients for an impromptu picnic. While there are…

Welcome to California’s Sonoma Wine Country! Located less than an hour north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Sonoma County…

Redwoods & The Russian River

Activities

The serene, majestic beauty of California’s redwood forests recall the ancient landscapes that covered much of this part of Sonoma…

Activities

Western Sonoma County offers its visitors a delightful mix of rolling hills, vineyards, redwood trees, charming small-town main streets, fine…

Activities

This portion of our guide to the Russian River Valley follows the lazily meandering river on its journey through northern Sonoma County as…

Hyper-Local Dining Experiences

Restaurants

Sonoma County chefs love their local ingredients, and supporting independent farmers, too. Menus sing with produce grown in Wine Country…

Activities

Discover farm life: Agri-tourism is alive and well in the heartland of Sonoma County. This popular brand of California travel…

Culinary Experiences

Sonoma County has always celebrated a special relationship to food, to the growing of it, to the cooking of it, and to…

Explore Sonoma County

Savor Sonoma County’s arts scene your way. Sculpture gardens tucked into hills and intimate performance venues in charming small towns…

With more than 425 wineries, Sonoma County has a varietal to suit any taste. You’ll find relaxed hospitality when you tour…

Group of people ziplining through the redwoods in sonoma county

Connect with the land in Sonoma County, one of California’s most diverse natural destinations. More than 60 regional and state…