Like to eat and drink wine? Then get out the calendar and cross off some days for a getaway to Sonoma County, because spring is in full force, the sun is shining and festival season is about to kick into high gear.
It’s hard enough to remember the different types of wine, much less the many steps it takes to get the grapes from the vineyard to the bottle.
There’s nothing wrong with an impromptu springtime trip to Wine Country. Roaming around without a plan has its rewards, but there are days when you just feel more like hanging out somewhere for a stretch.
Sonoma is well on its way to being as posh and packed as Napa Valley, which makes it more difficult to find intimate and personal experiences. But, believe us, they’re out there, and here are our favorites:
I highly recommend being spontaneous and stopping by whatever tasting rooms happen to be on your Wine Country route. However, if you crave something private and hidden from the crowds, try one of these private winery tours in Napa Valley: