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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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Sunce Winery Kenwood
9580 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452

Sunce (pronounced Soon-say) is a family winery located in the heart of the Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County with a tasting room on Olivet Road in Santa Rosa and one on scenic Highway…

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 even…

Salt & Stone
9900 Highway 12, Kenwood, CA 95452

Kenwood's gathering place. Dining, cocktails and oyster bar! Dinner menu / seven nights a week 5pm – 9pm Lunch menu / Thursday – Monday 11am – 2:30pm Happy hour / Monday – Friday 2:30pm – 5:30pm Bar…

Wildwood Nursery
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…