Enjoy the Best of the Wine Country in Sonoma
Although the sheer size of the Sonoma Valley means you most likely won’t get to experience all of its charming towns, you simply cannot go wrong making your home base in the centerpiece of the region with a Sonoma vacation rental.
While the wine is always at the top of any itinerary, set aside some time to participate in a self-guided Sonoma Walking Tour. Leading around a variety of historical sites such as the Sonoma Barracks, Mission San Francisco Solano, and the Victorian home of General Vallejo, there is no better way to become acquainted with the town’s rich and diverse background.
As the allure of the wine becomes too much to resist, take a moment to consider if a visit to the Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves might be for you. Most vacationers think it is only about reds and whites in the Wine Country, but this winery offers an amazing array of sparkling wines, in addition to some stunning views of the southern Carneros appellation, to compliment their still wines.
Although Sonoma certainly boasts many amazing vineyards and wineries, there are few options that definitely stand above the rest. One to consider are the Sebastiani Vineyards, which feature some of the best reds along with regular historical tours and an informative trolley tour through the vineyards.
Located only 5 minutes from Sonoma Plaza, the Buena Vista Winery is always a popular pick with its award-winning wines, Heritage Tour, and picnic grounds that have been designated a Historic Landmark. A visit to Viansa is a great way to add a little Italian beauty and spice into your Wine Country excursion, but be advised that it is one of the busier wineries.