I'm staying at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park for a wedding. Can anyone recommend a few wineries that are near the hotel? Are they worth visiting or should I travel to Somona?
Bicky, looks like you could use a good map to help you figure this out. Try sonomacounty.com or winecountrythisweek.com for their maps of the area.
If you would tell a bit more about what you want to get from your winery visits, it may help responders come up with useable suggestions....are you interested in the wines, the kind of facility, scenery, photo op's....? And do you have a wine preference ? That usually is what drives peoples' visits.
You may not need to head to the town of Sonoma, but it depends on what you're looking for.Edited: 01 September 2015, 18:30
Thank you very much, the maps are very helpful! I love pinot noirs and sauvignon blancs! And scenery and photo ops are always a plus :)
Well then you won't be far from the "best" area for those wines! Lucky you! Use wineroad.com and their map of the Russian River Valley region to locate wineries that will likely have what you're looking for. You'll want to concentrate on part of the area that is near Santa Rosa if you're in a time crunch as things are pretty spread out as you head north and west of town.
The upper part of Sonoma Valley may also interest you, but that part of the county isn't covered by the wineroad.com organization. Try bestinsonoma.com or sonomacounty.com for specific winery information for that area.
Just go to Olivet Road in the Russian River district. It's a bunch of wineries located on one road that focuses mainly on Pinot Noirs and Sauviagn blanc, its probably about a 15 minute drive from your hotel.
Great ideas. Rohnert Park is on highway 101 - so wineries in the Santa Rosa and Healdsburg area are very easy to get to. If you have a day where you can go wine tasting, you might also want to consider the wineries on West Side road from Healdsburg and then stop to see the redwoods at Armstrong State Park,.