House in Kenwood

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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Seamus Wines Tasting Lounge
8910 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452
Séamus Wines is Sonoma Valley’s newest destination for premium local wine in a hip yet relaxed, local space. Meet the owner and enjoy an award-winning flight, glass, or bottle of your favorite pour.…
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,…
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…

Fathia Vineyards
8910 Sonoma Highway, Suite 11-B Kenwood, CA 95452
Award-winning wines made in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Fathia Vineyards is a boutique family winery located in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The delicate structure, bold fruitness, and spicy elegance…