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.
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.
Wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike will discover a great base for exploring Sonoma County in the picturesque town of Kenwood. Perched on the northern end of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood is known...
Wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike discover a great base of operations in the tiny (population around 1,000) and picturesque town of Kenwood. Perched on the northern end of California's Sonoma...
The lush Sonoma Valley lies nestled between two mountain ranges along Sonoma County's eastern edge. Abundance is the norm here, offering visitors a delightful mix of beautiful vistas, wine tasting...