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Kenwood

Wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike will find a great base of operations in the town of Kenwood (pop. 1,028), located in eastern Sonoma County at the north end of the picturesque Sonoma Valley.

Wine tasting — and more — is available at in-town tasting rooms or in the world-renowned wineries along the outskirts of town.

Shop for hand-made folk art, artisan wine racks, and garden and pet supplies at Swede's Feeds. You'll recognize it by the colorful metal-welded animal sculptures standing in the store's front yard: at times the metal menagerie has included a 10-foot-tall dinosaur or 12-foot-tall giraffe. 

Explore the outdoors at nearby Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, home to miles of trails, a waterfall, and Bald Mountain. It's also home to the Robert Ferguson Observatory.

South of town, Wildwood Nursery features sculptures scattered on trails throughout five lushly-forested acres. The nursery showcases more than 250 varieties of Japanese maples, many of them rare, as well as dogwoods, ginkgos, conifers, edible plant starts, and bonsai-style beech, maple, and evergreen trees.

Kenwood offers a range of lodging options, including bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals, and winery cottages. The Kenwood Inn and Spa, a Mediterranean villa-style resort, consistently receives awards from Conde Nast Traveler and other travel publications.

When dining out, enjoy farm-to-fork Wine Country comfort food inspired by southern cuisine at Tips Roadside, or burgers, barbecue, pizza, and other New American cuisine at Palooza Brewery & Gastropub, or the global California eatery and oyster bar, Salt & Stone.

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Kenwood Depot Photo
314 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood, CA 95452

Built in 1887, the Kenwood Depot served proudly as central Sonoma Valley’s primary railroad station from 1888 to 1934 when rail service finally gave way to the automobile. Today, the trains and even…

Deano Photo
233 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452

At La Rochelle we hope to invite people into the world of wine. We believe that sharing a bottle of wine with friends & family, over a great meal is one of the true joys in life. Wine touches all the…

Steve Law (winemaker), with Cooper Photo
211 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452

There are few wine tasting experiences where guests have the opportunity to meet the winemaker, which makes a visit to MacLaren truly special. When you visit the MacLaren Cottage, winemaker Steve Law…

Crushers of Comedy Photo
Contact us directly, Kenwood, CA 95452

We produce world-class stand-up comedy shows at some of the most sought-after wineries in Sonoma and Napa. Our company launched in the Sonoma Valley to sold out audiences during the "harvest/crush"…