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Sonoma Valley

Highway 12, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-327-9770
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One of the prime wine producing regions in California. A visit to Sonoma Valley yields an outstanding array of food, lodging and scenery.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“laid back” (32 reviews)
“rolling hills” (14 reviews)
Highway 12, Sonoma, CA
+1 707-327-9770
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We made the drive from Fairfield, and the views are beautiful. However, the traffic on Highway 12 was awful. We did not expect all those trucks barreling by. They had to widen that road as there was just too much traffic, but where before, it...More

4  Thank NYU62
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Sonoma Valley wine trail follows Highway 12 through southern Sonoma county in CA. It has a large number of very good wineries to visit with tasting prices generally lower than those at the Napa Valley wineries. In Napa the price for a tasting is...More

3  Thank gardenhorse
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It's at the Southern end of Sonoma so the first you hit off of I-80. Very pretty although not as treed as most of the 2 valleys. If you like great red wines, other than a couple, this is not your place. If you like...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Loved it! Biale was a fantastic addition to our fave wines! The views were unbelievable and the good wine endless.

Thank Paola G
Reviewed 22 April 2017

When you get tired of eating the incredible sushi in the city, venture out to the scenic valley of wine and sun for a great time.

Thank joliefolie20
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Not too far from our San Francisco base. We're not wine drinkers, but we'd heard this was worth the drive to see. It's amazing to see such beautiful scenery on the way to Sonoma. Lots of green rolling hills dotted with grape vines of all...More

Thank takrafty
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful area with mountains and valleys of vineyards as far as you can see. You can visit the vineyards independently but I recommend a tour for part of your visit to the area. Tour guides offer helpful information about the area and...More

Thank Sandra S B
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We spent 3 nites in beautiful Sonoma, had perfect weather and visited wonderful wineries. I can't wait to do it again and add Napa to the visit. It's great that it is really not too far from SFO so visitors to SFO should definitely head...More

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We prefer Sonoma to Napa and visited again when last in the SF area. Wonderful wine tastings, fabulous restaurants, friendly and helpful locals - we could not have asked for more.

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Take your time, and stop frequently when you see a nice spot. And frequently you will stop, as there is an abundance of places & wineries to visit.

Thank CTTraveler56
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Marie-Josée F
looking for a not too expensive place to stay in Sonoma. We are 3 adults and are planing a 4 day stay in june
19 April 2017|
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Response from Helen G | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in an Airbnb just outside the city. Beautiful view of the valley and vineyard next door. Local host with good suggestions for the area. Quiet relaxing option
My husband and I will be traveling to the wine country in May for our anniversary. We will have 3 day and 3 nights. we are looking for easy going area that is centrally located so easy to get to wineries during the day, walk to dinner at night, relaxing not super crowded. this will be our first trip here so I have no idea where to go/stay. any recommendations would be helpful. right now I don't even know where to stare.
6 March 2017|
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Response from Cheryl P | Reviewed this property |
I definitely recommend the Sonoma area rather that Napa which is just too busy. I can't help with hotels, but Trip Advisor has many suggestions.
We are heading to Sonoma Valley in October. Looking for suggestions for hotels and wine tours or some type of local transportation to the wineries. Working with a tight budget. Any suggestions?
10 August 2016|
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Response from smlpig | Reviewed this property |
Hey there. I've lived in the valley for 40 years and hope I can be of some help here. First of all, there are some really nice wineries with lovely grounds within walking or bicycling distance from the center of Sonoma town... More