You land in San Francisco, rent a car, and roll the windows down. You drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, and as traffic thins, Sonoma comes into sight. This California county isn’t only the relaxed, cool cousin of Napa—it is also home to fresh, soulful cuisine. From wineries to oyster bars to restaurants to farms, Sonoma County offers dining experiences that rival the quality of its wines. Here are 10 of our current favorite places to indulge in Sonoma County, but when the ingredients are this fresh, it hardly feels like indulging at all.
Jessica Colley is a freelance travel and food writer. Follow her on Twitter @jessicacolley.