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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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Kenwood Plaza Park Photo
200 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood, CA 95452

Kenwood Plaza Park offers a charming setting in the village of Kenwood, halfway between Santa Rosa and Glen Ellen in the Sonoma Valley. The 5-acre park features shaded lawns, a gazebo, a play…

Burdick Vineyard Tours Photo
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…

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…

Wildwood Nursery Photo
10300 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452

Visit and explore new, unusual, and rare plants in a park-like setting nestled in the Valley of the Moon. Highlights of the nursery are 250 different Japanese maples, 50 varieties of dogwoods, and…

Shaw Park Photo
120 Shaw Avenue, Kenwood, CA 95452

This 5-acre neighborhood park features a soccer field area, picnic area and playground. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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"…

Swede's Feeds Photo
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!