A group of people shares a harvest feast in the vineyards in Sonoma County

Visit Wine Country at Peak Sweetness

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Let your fall getaway bring in a rich harvest of experiences in Sonoma County.

Visit Sonoma County during harvest and enjoy special offers on lodgings, tours, and tastings as you hike through fall colorskayak down the Russian River, or enjoy the flavors of harvest time. From September to November, stay overnight at a vineyard and wake up to the sun streaming through brilliant splashes of fall color. Or book your getaway at a spa retreat and relax after a day of zipping through redwoods, visiting with winemakers, or exploring the coast in idyllic fall conditions.  

As the colors turn in the vineyards and crews and farmers bring in their respective harvest, Sonoma County bustles with activity in the fields, in the kitchens, and at the open-air markets. Temperate weather during this time of year makes for ideal exploring conditions for our redwoods, rivers, and coastal mountains. Sunny beach days reign, making this the perfect time for a coastal Wine Country trip. 

Autumn is the season that truly put Sonoma County on the map. As a fundamentally agricultural community, there is no other time when the bounty of our stewardship becomes quite so apparent as when the vineyard crews are harvesting grapes in the wee hours of the morning, farmers are plucking world-famous Gravensteins for the market, and locals and travelers alike are celebrating what the land gives us with exclusive and unique food and drink experiences.

There's just no better time to visit Frommer's Readers' Choice Best Place to Go in 2020.

Zinfandel grapes hang on a vine with red-orange leaves in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
ZO Wines in Dry Creek Valley AVA

As you explore the nation's first 100% sustainably grown wine region, learn more about what it means to be a sustainable traveler as well. Stay at Kind Traveler hotels like Farmhouse Inn & Spa, Timber Cove ResortVintners Resort, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, The Sandman Hotel, Flamingo Resort, or Hotel E and get discounted rates and other perks when you donate to certified local charities that clean our rivers, feed the hungry, and build our trails. Connect this harvest season with the people and with the land in Sonoma County, one of California’s most diverse natural destinations, and explore with the knowledge that you’re leaving our community a little better than when you arrived.

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Stonestreet Vineyards in Alexander Valley AVA
Stonestreet Vineyards in Alexander Valley AVA

 

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Wine Enthusiast Award 2019

Sonoma County has been named 2019 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.