Sonoma

Sonoma is a true agricultural wonderland with dozens of artisan dairies and specialty food producers as well as a huge micro-brewing community-- there is literally something for everybody.

Roughly 4 times larger than Napa Valley Sonoma has everything from warmer northern valleys to cooler coastal ranges, to the natural fog highway that is the Russian River with abundant sunlight throughout the year. This great diversity of climate means every type of wine grape can be splendidly grown in one of Sonoma County’s wine regions. Whether you are a fan of Zinfandel from the Dry Creek Valley, or looking for Russian River Pinot Noir, Cabernet from Alexander Valley or Chardonnay from Green Valley—Terrific Tours will help you find the perfect Sonoma wines for your table.

No single grape stands above the rest in Sonoma wine country because every grape grows great! With several distinctive viticulture areas (17 at last count), we can take you wine tasting in Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River, Green Valley, Rockpile, Bennet Valley, Sonoma Valley, Knights Valley, Fort Ross/Seaview, Carneros, Sonoma Coast, Chalk Hill, Sonoma Mountain, Moon Mountain, Northern Sonoma and the newer Cloverdale Peak or Fountaingrove region. There’s something for everybody!

There are many options for lodging when planning a wine tour to Sonoma County, but feel free to ask our recommendations. Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, or the village of Sonoma are great places to stay and play! We provide both daily group wine tasting tours as well as private chartered wine tours throughout the greater Sonoma County wine region.

Sonoma is so big, where do you start planning your trip?

Check out Healdsburg for a quaint experience with great shopping, dining, and dozens of wine tasting rooms all on a central square! For a more Urban experience stay in the Railroad Square district of Santa Rosa, where you are walking distance to great nightlife and the famous Russian River Brewing Company. Of course the Historic Sonoma Plaza has many great offerings as well!

SLEEPING

Looking for a cozy B&B?

The Gables Wine Country Inn
Windrose Romantic Cottages
Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza
Vinters Inn

Prefer the full services of a hotel?

Sheraton
Hyatt
Double Tree
Hilton

DINING

A very short list…too many great eateries in Sonoma County to list everyplace!

Valette
Dry Creek Kitchen
La Salette
LoCoco’s
Risibisi
Zazu
Farmhouse
Central Market
Walter Hansel Wine & Bistro

PLAYING

Staying for a couple of days in the area?

Sonoma Canopy Tours
Up & Away Balloons
Blue Waters Kayaks
Horeback Riding through the vineyards

OTHER RESOURCES

Wine Country: Sonoma County