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The best of Sonoma
If Napa is Northern California’s land of wine-fueled luxury, with its chic wine tastings and wine tours, Sonoma is its laid back cousin: equally as beautiful with Sonoma wineries and vineyards producing vintages just as world-class, but less crowded and somewhat more humble. While you can taste Sonoma cabs, merlots and sauvignon blancs in San Francisco’s best wine bars, there’s nothing like a day in Wine Country or, better yet, an overnight stay at one of the finest Sonoma hotels. Whether you prefer rustic-chic tasting rooms, historic chateaus or brisk vineyard hiking, you’ll find it at the best wineries in Sonoma. RECOMMENDED: The best wineries in Napa
Sonoma County is a choose-your-own-adventure kind of place: with clusters of cities spread far apart—Healdsburg, downtown Sonoma, Guernville, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma—where you stay can influence the wineries, shops, restaurants and bars that you visit. Fortunately, there's something for everyone here, from quaint B&Bs to spa resorts. Make your reservations at one of these Sonoma hotels, drop off your bags, then start exploring all the fantastic things to do in Wine Country.