Livermore Valley doesn’t get the same national spotlight as Napa and Sonoma, but its position as viticultural underdog means you can taste world-class wines without crawling through traffic on Highway 12. Whether you prefer tucked away wineries making small-lot vino or relaxing to live music on the patio of the winery, this easy Livermore Valley tasting itinerary offers options to suite every palate.
When the leaves change hues, it's time to dust off your pie recipes and find an idyllic, cozy town for autumnal inspiration. We suggest you put on your boots and pack your Pendleton blanket for Sebastopol, where the peaceful back roads are dotted with farm stands, handpainted signs for pancake breakfasts, and craggy apples trees bursting with fruit.
Free wine tastings have gone the way of Napa and Sonoma lore—if we want to sip the good stuff, we have to pony up. But we also believe that you get what you pay for. These five new spots aren't just pouring wine—they are offering luxury experiences we won't soon forget. Those memories? Priceless.
Sonoma County may be the heart of Wine Country, but the climate is also ripe for producing luscious apples.
Hungry? Thirsty? Try these tasty new options in Wine Country.
Thanks to warm weather encouraging early bud break, the wine grape harvest is coming to a close early this year. Luckily, there’s still time to get in on the action with these special experiences that get you out of the tasting rooms and into the vineyards.
Nice, fresh asphalt is icing on the cake for any weekend ride. Head to Healdsburg this Sunday for miles of sweet, smooth road on some of the most scenic routes Wine Country has to offer.
Foodie culture is all-pervasive in the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country—we are obessed with food, and many of us have, at some point or another, worked inside the industry. Same goes for one Napa-based artist and curator whose upcoming exhibit at Napa Valley Museum celebrates the culture of food through art.