Spring in Sonoma County means sampling the bounty of fresh food and new wines, meeting makers and artisans at pop-up farmers' markets and festivals, enjoying wildflowers opening their blooms, and catching peeks of whales off the coast breaching the surface to say hello. Things are just a little brighter and a little fresher this time of year. It’s the energy of the season that will leave you feeling renewed, refreshed and ready to drink it all in.  These first few months of the year make the perfect time to hike through flower-laden meadows, or enjoy special new release parties at Sonoma County wineries.

Spring kicks off in Sonoma County when the mustard flowers begin blooming in between the rows of vines, bathing our valleys in bright yellow starting in February. Budbreak, an exciting Wine Country marker, follows soon after. You can plan an entire trip across Sonoma County by the wildflowers you’ll find, from the blue sky lupine of our regional parks to the famous pink blossoms of Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve. Plan your spring getaway to Sonoma County during peak wildflower bloom and experience special offers on lodging, tours, and tastings.

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Distillery

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Activities

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Yellow wildflowers covering a field in Sonoma County
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