Napa’s more low-key sister valley, Sonoma, is a haven for fantastic wines, memorable boutique hotels and acclaimed restaurants. The county encompasses a number of wine-producing valleys, including the Russian River, Alexander, Dry Creek and Sonoma valleys, and thanks to its climate, the region is particularly beloved by Pinot Noir connoisseurs.
Perfect forRomantics | Foodies | Families
When to goMarch-May | June-August | September-November
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
3 Days: Essential Sonoma
Often grouped with neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma offers more down-to-earth wineries, but the bucolic county conveys a deep sense of authenticity and delivers some spectacular experiences, including a few that will even keep children and teenagers entertained. Here is just one example of what our specialists can create for you.
Day 1: Wineries
Experience the best of Sonoma with a customized itinerary that includes private vineyard tours, wine tastings and special access. Indagare experts can match you with the perfect wineries for your tastes and interests, including visits to vineyards that offer family-friendly activities.
Day 2: Culinary Immersion
Enjoy a personalized cooking class at the Ramekins Culinary School, shop for premium organic olive oil at McEvoy Ranch, learn about locally grown food in Healdsburg and savor the delicious cuisine from Sonoma’s best restaurants, like Farmhouse Inn’s spectacular restaurant.
Day 3: Active Excursion
Visitors of all ages can enjoy the outdoor activities offered in Sonoma, including famous bike paths and kayaking and canoeing on the Russian River. Other options include a visit to the nine-acre Cornerstone Gardens―the first gallery-style garden in the U.S., showcasing imaginative landscape installations―and the Sonoma State Historic Park, which houses the celebrated Sonoma Mission.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special perks, including upgrades, early check-in, spa credits, and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.