Sonoma County

Sonoma County Travel Guide

Affiliated with Barndiva, Artists & Farmers carries artisan-made objets such as quilts stitched from antique saris and burled-wood bowls.

Howard Backen’s barnlike complex near the town of Sonoma houses several salons and lounges; choose between a flight of four, a five-course food-and-wine pairing, or a picnic by the pond.

M Clothing is stocked with women's designs from both established and emerging labels.

Easily one of the most beautiful wineries in Sonoma Valley, Matanzas Creek sits amid 1,500 acres of Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah vines.

Vintage furnishings with an industrial-meets-schoolhouse bent (drafting tables, Thonet chairs) are arranged into photo-ready vignettes.

Run by husband-and-wife team Adam and Dianna Lee, Siduri Wines produces an average of 27 Pinot Noirs each year, more than any other winery in California.

The northernmost winery in Sonoma County, Peay Vineyards is located on 53 hillside acres overlooking a river gorge, just four miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Paddle 10 miles downriver from Forestville to Guerneville, past redwood trees and blue herons. $60 per canoe

Originating as a single plot of Chardonnay grapes, the Dutton-Goldfield winery now has 80 vineyards covering 1,000 acres in the Russian River Valley.

Since opening in 2004, Cornerstone's Gardens has drawn international acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Garden Design magazine.

The place is a local institution for dense and crusty sourdough loaves.

Tony Magee, who started brewing in his Lagunitas garage, has slowly built his company into a craft brew destination.

The shop provides rentals, maps of bikeable wine routes, and sage advice about getting around the region on two wheels.


Located atop Bell Mountain, this 335-acre winery is the creation of two lifelong friends: Christopher Medlock James and Ames Morison.