Napa may get all the attention, but Sonoma is where Northern California locals go to relax in the sun. In fact, if Napa is all wine-fueled luxury – with its chic wine tastings and fancy wine tours – then think of Sonoma as its laid back cousin – the one who shows up with a picnic blanket and an unassuming bottle of award-winning vino before a hike. In fact, you've probably already tasted some of Sonoma's best cabs, merlots and sauvignon blancs in restaurants across the country, but there’s nothing like a day in Wine Country or, better yet, an overnight stay at one of the finest Sonoma hotels, to make you fall in love with this beautiful land. Whether you prefer rustic-chic tasting rooms, historic chateaus or brisk vineyard hiking, you’ll find it at the best wineries in Sonoma.
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