Napa and Sonoma: Places to Explore


  • Carneros District

    The proximity of the compact Los Carneros AVA to San Francisco—it's less than an hour's drive away—makes it a favorite of in-the-know day-trippers and lovers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This viticultural... Read more

  • Napa Valley

    When it comes to wine production in the United States, Napa Valley rules the roost with hundreds of wineries and many of the biggest brands in the business. Vastly diverse soils and microclimates give... Read more

  • Northern Sonoma County

    Northern Sonoma County is a study in contrasts. In urban Santa Rosa, bypassed by most Wine Country visitors, bland office parks outnumber vineyards. Less than 20 miles to the north, the ritzy little town... Read more

  • Sonoma Valley

    Although the Sonoma Valley may not have quite the cachet of the neighboring Napa Valley, wineries here entice with their unpretentious attitude and, in some cases, smaller crowds. Sonoma's landscape seduces... Read more