Loundge at Banshee Wines , Sonoma, California , Credit- Gretchen Gause Photography

Banshee Wines

This passion project of three friends produces excellent Pinot Noir.


Bella Winery

This picturesque vineyard is located on a vine-covered hill at the end of West Dry Creek Road on the outskirts of Healdsburg.
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Sonoma County is famous for its biking opportunities, with routes appropriate for various abilities and ages, over a variety of terrains and surfaces, from paved roads to dirt paths. Contact the Indagare Bookings Team for help setting up bike rentals and tours.

Interior View-Dutton-Goldfeld ,Sonoma, California


Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield started this winery in 1998 with grapes grown on Dutton family farmland.

Family Friendly Wineries

There are several family-friendly wineries in the area that offer activities for children: Benzinger Family Winery in Glen Ellen offers a biodynamic tram tour; Quivira in Dry Creek has animals; and Landmark in Kenwood has wagon tours on weekends.

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Farmer’s Market & Working Farm Tours

Indagare can arrange tours where you can watch as cheese is made, learn how to milk a cow, collect fresh eggs, dig for potatoes, pick fruit and produce, and visit a honey or butterfly farm.

Exterior View -  Gardens at Cornerstone Festival of Gardens, Sonoma, California

Gardens at Cornerstone Festival of Gardens

The first gallery-style garden in the US, the nine-acre Cornerstone Gardens showcases beautiful creations by international landscape architects and garden designers. The changing installations are ambitious and imaginative.

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J Vineyards

Owner Judy Jordan studied of geology at Stanford and applies what she learned in making decisions about what her winery produces.

Exterior Loundge - Lynmar Estate, Sonoma, California

Lynmar Estate

Some of the area’s best Pinot Noirs come from this winery, which welcomes visitors to its stunning Russian River Valley property.

Hill at McEvoy Ranch ,Sonoma, California

McEvoy Ranch

With olive trees spread across its 80 acres outside of Petaluma, McEvoy Ranch makes premium, organic olive oil and related beauty and food products. The ranch welcomes visitors by appointment, and its oil and other products are available at its outpost in San Francisco’s Ferry Building.

Outside View - Medlock Ames,Sonoma, California

Medlock Ames

Solar-powered and organic, Medlock Ames is dedicated to sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Exterior Loundge - Paul Hobbs Winery, Sonoma, California - Courtesy Mitch Tobias

Paul Hobbs Winery

Forbes magazine called Paul Hobbs “the Steve Jobs of Wine.” Hobbs famously says, “The true character of a site is only revealed through the work and determination of tending each vineyard with meticulous care and vinifying with minimalist winemaking techniques that fully express the terroir.” The winery hosts two tasting experiences per day, with advance reservations.

Quarryhill Botanical Garden

This garden was founded by Jane Davenport Jansen in the 1980s to house a unique collection of wild-source Asian plants. Set on 60 hilly acres with winding paths, ponds and waterfalls, the garden welcomes self-guided and docent-led tours. Reserve two weeks ahead of time for small groups.

Aerial View-Quivira ,Sonoma, California


The property of this biodynamic winery in the Dry Creek Valley includes a beautiful garden and a farm that raises cows and chickens (both of which contribute to the biodynamic fertilizer used).

Ramekins Culinary School

Ramekins Culinary School gives classes throughout the year of various types: demonstrations, hands-on workshops, even kids programs. Private lessons can be arranged, and the school has guests rooms for the truly devoted.


Best known perhaps for its mass-produced, reasonably priced wines, found in most stores around the country, Ravenswood also produces some of the best Zinfandels in California.

Exterior View - Red Car, Sonoma, California

Red Car

Red Car makes its wines from grapes that have been grown in cold climates, notably on the Pacific coast. The tasting room, near Dutton-Goldfield's, is well worth a visit.

Girrafs at Safari West, Sonoma, California - courtesy Safari West

Safari West

Visitors can take a Jeep or tram tour through this safari-inspired wildlife preserve, which occupies some 400 acres. Animals include giraffes, hippos, antelope, zebra and even a cheetah.

Fields at Scribe Winery, Sonoma, California - Courtesy Allan Zepeda

Scribe Winery

Celebrating the land—and life—is the aim at Scribe, a chemical-free winery that hosts some of the county’s most exciting events.

Sonoma State Historic Park

Recommends Liza Graves, the founder of high-end villa rental company Beautiful Places:

This park comprises a number of National Historic Landmark sites and buildings in Sonoma, which include the Plaza, the Sonoma Barracks, and the home of the Mexican commandant, General Vallejo. It includes the Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma, popularly called the Sonoma Mission, the last and most northern of California’s 21 missions, which was built in 1823 and marked the end of El Camino Real (the king’s highway). For 25 days in 1846, Sonoma was capital of the independent Republic of California. The Bear Flag Revolt started events that resulted later in the first California flag and American rule throughout the state.

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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Recommends Liza Graves, the founder of high-end villa rental company Beautiful Places:

This park in Kenwood is a wonderful place to hike, with trails that are good for kids and adults alike. You can also go horseback riding with Triple Creek Horse Outfit or visit the Robert Ferguson Observatory. The Observatory has two very powerful telescopes that are open to the public one or two days a month; the docents are amazing. A lesser-known way to access the observatory is to rent the group campground, which accommodates up to 50 people, through Reserve America, as well as pay a fee to a private viewing of the observatory, which is adjacent to the campground. We did this for a birthday party and the private viewing was a big hit.

Water Activities

Nothing is more refreshing on a warm day than being out on the water. Parts of the Russian River are ideal for kayaking and canoeing, and Indagare can arrange for rentals and tour guides. Contact the Bookings Team.

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