Visit Wine Country at Peak Sweetness
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 colors, kayak 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 wine makers, 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 are celebrating what the land gives us in festival after festival.
Celebrate our Sonoma County Grand Harvest with a series of events running from September to November. Make the most of our land's bounty alongside her stewards with the Fall Equinox Farm Dinner, the Tolay Fall Festival, and Wine & Food Affair. Learn about the interconnection of our land and our food at hands-on cheese making classes, interactive cooking luncheons, and a symposium celebrating women's leadership in the food movement.
Embrace the season with a Taste of Sonoma; get down at the Sonoma Harvest Music Fest; engage in tradition at the Russian River Paulee Dinner; and sip new wines for a good cause at Pinot on the River. Have you ever wanted to try your own hand (or feet, rather) at crushing grapes? Enter the World Championship Grape Stomp at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair.
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 Resort, Vintners Resort, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, The Sandman Hotel, Flamingo Resort and Spa, 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.