meadow with yellow mustard flowers

Spring in Sonoma County

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It’s spring in Sonoma County: Riotous colors paint the landscape as blossoms begin to open up. Now is the perfect time to visit Sonoma County.

Vineyards are awakening with a new leafy canopy. The mustard is still in bloom. The fresh air and lush grass are building blocks to Sonoma County’s fantastic artisan cheeses.

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Though it’s the beginning of the grape-growing season, you can harvest amazing lodging, attractions, and wine tasting special offers throughout the season. Stay at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and get the third night free.

Book the Rejuvenation Inn & Spa Package at Inn at Occidental, which includes a cedar enzyme bath at the acclaimed Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. Lounge by the iconic pool at the Flamingo Resort and Spa when you take advantage of the Spring Break Rate Special.

Garden at Ferrari-Carano Winery
Ferrari Carano Winery in Dry Creek Valley

It’s time to shake off the winter doldrums and lace up your walking shoes: Garden tours are in bloom. Stop and smell the roses at Russian River Rose Company. Several activities are scheduled through April and May, culminating in a Memorial Day Tea. Take a What's in Bloom Walk through Quarryhill Botanical Gardens. Encounter Blossoms, Bees, and Barnyard Babies during Farm Trail’s spring tour. Pick up new plants at Luther Burbank's Gold Ridge Farm Open House and Plant Sale. Be enthralled by the winged beauties at Hallberg Butterfly Gardens (tours by appointment after April 1).

Luther Burbank Home and Garden
Luther Burbank Home and Garden

Give yourself time to drink it all in. Take several days to explore this world-renowned wine country without the summer crowds. Wineries may offer behind-the-scenes tours, or you may discover your tasting room attendant is the winemaker. The Pacific coastline is in season: Fishing fleets are active with Dungeness crab season. The whales are migrating and there are several overlooks to see them. The more than 60 nature parks are always in season and filled with hiking trails waiting to be explored.

Sonoma Valley Regional Park
Sonoma Valley Regional Park

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