Wine Country awaits. Sonoma County is just a short jaunt up north for San Franciscans seeking an authentic wine country experience that blends the rustic traditions of agriculture with world-class drinking and dining. This is your guide to the best food, wineries, hotels, and services the area has to offer.
Beau Wine Tours & Limousine Service
Discover Sonoma with Beau Wine Tours, the premier chauffeur service to hidden gems of the region. Experience private wine tasting tours at exclusive boutique wineries and grand estates. 21707 Eighth Street East, Suite A, Sonoma, 707-938-8001.
El Pueblo Inn
Since 1958, this family-owned hotel has been a favorite of visitors to Sonoma’s Wine Country. They’re just minutes from Sonoma Plaza shopping and dining, and your home base for exploring the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. 896 West Napa Street, Sonoma, 707-996-3651.
Resort & Spa
This historical landmark features two Olympic-size swimming pools and a health club and spa offering yoga, cycling, and tennis. Stay in one of their newly remodeled executive kings and suites and enjoy Sunday Champagne brunch poolside. 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, 800-848-8300.
Weill Hall at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center
Weill Hall at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center presents world-class music and concerts in an acoustically superb venue. Their MasterCard Summer 2013 Performance Series kicks off July 4, followed by the 2013-14 MasterCard Performance Series beginning on September 15. 1801 E Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, 866-955-6040.
Kenwood Inn and Spa
Located in the heart of Sonoma County, Kenwood Inn and Spa is a peaceful hideaway featuring luxurious accommodations, a private restaurant offering Italian-inspired cuisine, and an award-winning spa with vinotherapy treatments and results-oriented products and serums. 10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, 707-833-1293.
Nestled amid ancient oak and olive trees, Olea Hotel is a boutique hotel with modern guest rooms, massage services, an outdoor hot tub, and an exceptional breakfast. Enjoy complimentary daily dessert with wine pairings, Friday afternoon wine tastings, and free WI-FI. 5131 Warm Springs Rd., Glen Ellen, 707-996-5131.