Pair Wine Tasting With Outdoor Activities at These Sonoma County Wineries
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Fall is the perfect time to get outside in Sonoma County. Sunny blue skies remain but cooler temperatures prevail. And as vineyards start to display their gorgeous take on fall colors, a number of wineries in Sonoma County are offering outdoor experiences—from taking a hike to playing a game of pétanque—that pair perfectly with a glass of vino. Check out these winery adventures worth getting on the calendar before Mother Nature sets her sights on winter.
Guests to Jordan Vineyard & Winery cover an impressive amount of the 1,200-acre estate during the "Estate Hiking Adventure," a moderately strenuous four-mile trek. They pass through vineyards, meadows, woods and olive groves, take a break at the winery's Vista Point (the highest hilltop on the estate with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape) and visit the winery's recently planted pollinator sanctuary, designed to provide habitat for native bees and butterflies of various kinds, including the Western monarch.
Hikes at Jordan Vineyard & Winery finish on the winery terrace with a charcuterie picnic and wine pairing, with meats from Journeyman Meat Co. in Healdsburg, chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon from Jordan winery and vegetables from the estate gardens. $135 per person. Hikes are offered by reservation only, on select dates in November. Visit the winery's website to make reservations. 1474 Alexander Valley Road Healdsburg, 707-431-5250, jordanwinery.com.