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Sonoma Valley

Highway 12, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-327-9770
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One of the prime wine producing regions in California. A visit to Sonoma Valley yields an outstanding array of food, lodging and scenery.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
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“wine country” (63 reviews)
“wine tasting” (59 reviews)
“rolling hills” (15 reviews)
Highway 12, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-327-9770
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walt just off the Sonoma square is a sit down slow tasting. Great Pinot and a good Chardonnay. Have done many tastings in the Sonoma valley in the last 10 years. Like the coastal pinots and Chardonnays. You can go up dry creek for the...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sonoma Valley is absolutely stunning. Despite being so close to the city, it really is tranquil and scenic. Well worth the drive. Recommendation: Bring a designated driver so you can enjoy the stops along the way.

Thank 5ontheroadagain
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I was taking an afternoon here and it was absolutely fantastic to visit all the winery's and see the landscape. i can really recommend it!

Thank Nils M
Reviewed 17 November 2017

So many wines and vineyards to try. They are all friendly and a bit lower key than Napa Valley. The Pinot Noir wine are top notch, along with so many other great wines from this region. Highly recommend a visit if you enjoy a good...More

Thank djalk
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We stayed in the valley for 3 nights and visited 4 wineries. Our experience was mixed, with Mumm and Mondavi looking great but being really cheap on the wine, tiny splashes of w4 wines for $25 as an example. Others were better and if you...More

Thank Alan O
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Highway 12 can get very busy and crowded on the weekends but if you catch it during the week there are lots of things to see. I love the brown hills with green oak trees. It's the terrain I grew up with

1  Thank rita k
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Sonoma Hwy (Hwy12) from Santa Rosa to Sonoma is a designated scenic drive. Postcard perfect. Beautiful mountains on both sides of the highway, with numerous world class wineries, make sure you take the time to live the wine country experience. A rare gift from heaven....More

Thank Foodnwine247
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is wine country, so of course the principal attraction is the vineyards and the wineries and wine tasting. But it's also olive country (you can visit the Olive Press), and the natural scenery is just beautiful, with parks and hiking and biking everywhere. Not...More

Thank ellenazorin
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just returned from visiting Sonoma and had an amazing trip! If anyone out there is nervous to visit Sonoma or Napa after the Oct 2017 wildfires - don't be! As of Nov 2017 (when I write this) landscape does show fire...More

1  Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Sonoma Valley is a wonderful location with multiple wine tasting opportunities. It's more genuine than Napa, which now gets overcrowded with tourists. Sonoma has a tranquil quality with stunning scenery, fantastic restaurants and a very individual personality which can accommodate most budgets.

Thank William M
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El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
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Sonoma Hotel
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Nearby Restaurants
Mamma Tanino's Ristorante
95 reviews
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Shiso Modern Asian Kitchen
75 reviews
.70 km away
Breakaway Cafe
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.70 km away
Community Cafe
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.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
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Diane O
17 September 2017|
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Response from Trish B | Reviewed this property |
Gloria Ferrer was excellent! We got a lovely Uberdriver who took us around for a few hours so we could both taste without worrying about driving. His name was Eli 707-695-2153 Sonoma was nicer than Napa! Enjoy!
Diane O
17 September 2017|
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Response from nomad927 | Reviewed this property |
The Sonoma town square has several tasting rooms that could give you a better idea of what vineyards to visit and it's a worthwhile destination in its own rite.
Marie-Josée F
19 April 2017|
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Response from Helen G | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in an Airbnb just outside the city. Beautiful view of the valley and vineyard next door. Local host with good suggestions for the area. Quiet relaxing option