Take a look inside the wine country retreat in Sonoma, California. The 3,498 square foot family compound is built in the style of Early California Haciendas. It features a main house, two guest Casitas, a swimming pool, spacious and varied lawns, gardens, and outdoor rooms for dining or relaxing. The vacation rental easily sleeps 6 adults with plenty of other places for children. There is even a barn next door that can be rented separately for additional ambiance or sleeping. The property is located near downtown Sonoma but has the feel of the country on 3.5 acres. This is a perfect space for family get-togethers. You'll love the different features throughout the space to include outdoor tree-shaded dining, patios, gardens, pool, cabana, barn, fire pits, and more. The areas offer something for everyone while still feeling tied together as a whole. The owners/hosts are wonderful people and easy to work with. You'll want to visit again and again.
Sonoma County is known for being a laid-back location, especially when compared to glamorous Napa Valley. It is known for its down-to-earth rustic vibes and celebrated farm-to-table cuisine. It’s a place to slow down, connect to the land and unwind with a glass of wine in hand and the redwoods as a backdrop. During your vacation stay, you might go for a walk through the redwoods and afterward enjoy a wine-laden lunch in a vineyard, the whole county is filled with opportunities to unwind and rejuvenate.
A major draw to Sonoma valley wine country is its abundance of excellent wine, home to 60,000 acres of vineyards and more than 400 wineries, spread over 18 distinct wine regions, all catering to different tastes. Chardonnay is the most popular grape in Sonoma wineries, followed by cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir, but there are over 50 grape varietals grown in the county. Some of the best wineries in Sonoma are small family-run producers where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of winemaking and sample the wine at the source.
One of the best Sonoma wineries to visit is Medlock Ames, an eco-friendly winery in the Alexander Valley, started by two friends in 1998. The stylish tasting room has beautiful edible gardens and they host fun events, such as live bluegrass music. Other hipster options include Scribe Winery, Kivelstadt, and Red Car Winery. Driving around wineries can pose a dilemma as you want to try all the wine, but can’t drink and drive. One good solution is to head to Healdsburg where they have at least 25 different tasting rooms to choose from, showcasing some of the county’s best wines.
Sonoma is a foodie paradise, especially known for its high-quality farm-to-table cuisine, and visiting the county’s restaurants is one of the most popular things to do in Sonoma County. It’s the kind of place where you can linger over meals, savor in all the fresh flavors and pair them with local wines. Sonoma County isn’t just known for vineyards, it’s also home to sustainable agriculture, and one of the best ways to see the abundance is by visiting one of the many local farmer's markets. There’s one open almost every day.
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