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Sonoma California
Wine Country Vacations

Viansa Winery Sonoma California
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Sonoma California is about 17 miles long. There are 6000 acres of vineyards and 60 wineries, some world famous, in this laid-back part of the California wine country.

At the foot of the valley, is the tiny town of Sonoma California.

This beautiful area is an excellent choice for California vacations.

The town's Spanish style plaza, loaded with restaurants and shops, is a preserved historical site. There is a Visitor Center and the 1823 restored Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma.

The Jack London State Historic Park has a museum with Jack London, author of "Call of the Wild", memorbilia.

A great way to see the area is to rent a bike at Sonoma Valley Cyclery Ph. 707-935-3377. The wineries in Sonoma Valley, unlike nearby Napa Valley, allow picnics.

Sonoma California Weather:
Sonoma weather is perfect in my opinion. Even in the warm summer months with average highs of 85-90 degrees, the evenings cool down to 50 to 52 degrees. The coldest months are December and January with highs in the 50's and lows in the mid to high 30's.

90 miles North of San Francisco on Highway 101 or a great side trip on a San Francisco getaway.

Sonoma Wineries

  • Ledson Winery - family run winery has an exquisite French Normandy mansion called "The Castle", stunning setting, over 70 wines available
  • Loxton Cellars - learn about winemaking, tractor driven vineyard tours
  • Viana Winery - Tuscan villa with Marketplace and gift shop, 90 acre natural preserve and wetlands, produce over 15 varietals
  • St. Francis Vineyards and Winery - Mission Style visitor center, wine and food tasting experiences available
  • Santa Rosa Vineyards - Charles Schultz Museum highlights the famous Charlie Brown and Peanuts cartoonist

Cheap Wine Country Books
Check out these inexpensive travel books about the wine country to help you plan your trip.

Sonoma Valley Hotels

Macarther Place Inn Sonoma
Macarthur Place Inn
The Lodge at Sonoma
The Lodge at Sonoma
Fairmont Mission Inn Sonoma
Fairmont Mission Inn
Best Western Valley Inn Sonoma
Best Western Valley Inn

Check out more hotels in Sonoma California including photos and reviews.

Sonoma Bed and Breakfast

Below are some great Bed and Breakfast in Sonoma Valley....the perfect choice for a romantic California Wine Country getaway or anniversary weekend.

The Trojan Horse Inn
Beautifully restored 1887 Victorian farmhouse on the banks of the Sonoma Creek, just eight blocks from Sonoma Plaza. Six rooms, elegantly decorated with antiques. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and an outdoor patio.

Sonoma Creek Inn
Sonoma Creek Inn offers an affordable and casual alternative to pricey wine country accommodations ~ without sacrificing style and convenience. Our guest rooms are charmingly decorated with original artwork, hand crafted accessories and painted in warm inviting colors. Many rooms feature outdoor patios with fountains

Check here for a complete list of Sonoma B&Bs including reviews.

Sonoma Vacation Rentals

Sonoma Rentals are a fantastic choice for anniversary reunions, family vacations, couples traveling together or wedding getaways in wine country.

5br - Wine Country Luxury Vacation Home in Sonoma
Wine Country Luxury Vacation Home in Sonoma

Five bedroom wine country, Mediterranean Villa on six acres with a private gated entrance. Breathtaking, INCREDIBLE Valley of the Moon and vineyard views!

This beautiful, 4700 square foot villa features four private bedrooms plus an Italian leather queen sleeper sofa in a separate den, and a queen sleeper sofa in the downstairs separate living room, AND full size sleeper sofa in the Wine Cellar. Gourmet kitchen, a brand new pool with slide, jacuzzi for 10, verandas and endless decks with views.

2br - Jo's Creekside Country Cottage
Jo’s Creekside Country Cottage

A fully restored historic 2 bedroom cottage 1/2 mile from Sonoma. Set back from the road, very quiet and shaded. Beautifully landscaped yards and BBQ area, nestled against a year- round creek. All new kitchen with stainless steel oven, stovetop, refrigerator, microwave oven and dishwasher.

Sonoma California Restaurants

The Fig Cafe is a casual cafe featuring Euro-Cal cooking. For Italian food, check out the small bistro, Ristorante Piatti. You will find big city cooking in a tiny bistro at Cafe la Haye.

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