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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 & Spa, a Mediterranean villa-style resort, consistently receives awards from Conde Nast Traveler and other travel publications.

Pick up picnic supplies at the Kenwood Market. If dining out, enjoy relaxed dining at the Italian trattoria-style Café Citti, or burgers, barbecue, pizza, and other New American cuisine at Palooza Brewery & Gastropub, which features local wines and 16 micro-craft beers. 

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Spann Vineyards
8910 Sonoma Highway, Suite B-10 Kenwood, CA 95452
Nestled among the majestic coastal redwoods of the Mayacamas Mountains, our steeply terraced mountainside vineyard yields small amounts of richly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot,…
Kenwood Depot
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…

Kenwood Community Farmers Market
9000 Sonoma Highway, at St Patrick's Church Kenwood, CA 95452
The harvest is plentiful at the Kenwood Farmers Market. Find the freshest produce, honey, cheese, flowers, baked goods and the friendliest people. Come join our community of people every Sunday…
Burdick Vineyard Tours
Contact us directly, Kenwood, CA 95452
Imagine yourself strolling through private vineyards, meeting owners of boutique wineries, chatting with winemakers, tasting wine out of casks and enjoying an exquisite catered meal. Burdick Vineyard…
Chateau St. Jean
8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
The gracious style, exquisite architecture and inviting gardens of Chateau St. Jean convey the beautiful grace of Sonoma Valley. This “must-see” winery evokes the atmosphere of a European chateau and…
Bottle shot
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…

Swede's Feeds
9140 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
Swede's Feeds Pet and Garden is a local store offering pet food and supplies, plant and garden supplies, metal art, and much, much more!