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.

Discover Harvest in Sonoma

Harvest is the most iconic time of year in Sonoma County, as the grape harvest takes place in vineyards across the county. Learn about what goes into grape harvest in Sonoma County.

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

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

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