Over 400 wineries, wine tasting rooms, and almost 60,000 acres of vineyards make up Sonoma County, California’s wine producing region, that stretches from the Pacific Coast to the Mayacamas Mountains. Sonoma County is home to 17 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs, or appellations), each having its own distinctive characteristics.
Being just north of Marin County, and bordering the San Francisco Bay in areas, Sonoma County is an easy wine region to explore from the San Francisco Bay Area. Featuring many smaller and family run wineries than it’s cousin, Napa Valley, to the east, Sonoma County is a very approachable region to explore for the just yourself, or with family and friends. Iconic wineries include Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery and Francis Ford Coppola Winery.
Top restaurants include Madrona Manor in Healdsburg, Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant in Forestville and Terrapin Creek Café in Bodega Bay. And hotel accommodations include the Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa.
101 Grant Ave Healdsburg, California95448 United States
For Optima, winemaking is simple. Delicious wines begin with the best fruit. We are meticulous in the vineyards, ensuring their health and vitality, handpicking only the best blocks in the vineyard. Read more...
650 Lytton Springs Road Healdsburg, California95448 United States
Tasting Room – Open Daily No reservation required for groups of 8 or less. We offer three unique tasting flights, “Single-Vineyard” ($10), “Estate Single-Vineyard” ($15), and “Estate Single-Vineyard w/ Monte Bello” ($25, and includes our flagship Monte Bello). Wine Club Members receive Estate and Single-Vineyard tastings complimentary for up to 4 guests. Read more...