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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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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"…

Kenwood Getaway Photo
Contact us directly, Kenwood, CA 95452

Charming, newly remodeled Kenwood property located on quiet cul de sac. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8* (*King in master, convertible twin to King bed in 2nd bedroom, 2 twins in 3rd bedrooms, plus queen…

Kenwood Ranch of Sonoma Photo
9250 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452

The grounds at Kenwood Ranch of Sonoma are covered with Boston Ivy and Climbing Red Roses. Meandering through the walk ways, are wagon wheels, Italian split rail fencing and a garden of dwarf fruit…