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RitaK Jul 18th, 2003 04:52 AM

What to wear in Sonoma in mid-August?
Hi everyone,

I'm traveling to Sonoma in mid-August and I'm not sure what to wear - we will of course be visiting wineries and some nice restaurants. What's the weather like that time of year? Is it a shorts and tank top kind of place and time or is it a little more fashionable? I just don't know. Any help would be appreciated?

og719 Jul 18th, 2003 05:05 AM

Shorts and tank tops. September and October are the really hot months there, but August can be warm.

Budman Jul 18th, 2003 05:23 AM

Tank tops, capris, and sandals. Suck up some wine for me. ((b))

andy Jul 18th, 2003 06:36 AM


For nice restaurants, you might want to pack linen--it is lightweight, and cool..

Sonoma is sooooooooooo hote in the summer that you want to have a mini airconditioner around your head....

For day travel- capris and tees

Where are you staying in Sonoma?

RitaK Jul 18th, 2003 06:56 AM

We're staying at the Sonoma Mission Inn. Seems nice. Thanks for the tips everyone!


BayArea Jul 18th, 2003 08:14 AM

Make those light colored tees (just don't spill any wine). Many of the wineries have lovely grounds where you can picnic. You'll roast in a navy or black t-shirt.

I'd also suggest a hat in the car in case you decide to picnic somewhere.

MonicaRichards Jul 18th, 2003 08:53 PM

Rita, what kind of shorts are you talking about? You can wear anything at all to the wineries, but for restaurants you're going to want to look a little bit stylish. You'll get good service regardless but most of the people will be dressed nicely (dockers and polos for men, more choices for women of course) so you'll feel better if you look good.

Maureen_Z Jul 24th, 2011 05:27 AM

Thanks Rita for your post. I will also be at Sonoma Mission Inn in August. I had no idea what to bring. Just one last question? Shoes for women, sandals or closed toe shoes?

sf7307 Jul 24th, 2011 09:00 AM

Maureen, we were in Yountville recently, sitting at the Bouchon Bakery in bike clothes, and marveling about the differences in attire among the many women. I would say the vast majority of women were wearing sandals. Also, long dresses for casual wear seem to be very in right now. If it were me (I live in the Bay Area and am admittedly very casual), for daytime, I'd wear shorts and a tank top with sandals (even flip flops) and for dinner, I'd wear nice slacks and top, with either closed to shoes or sandals..

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