Summer vineyard vista along Sonoma County's Wine Road

Best Trip Planning Resources

Scouring the internet for the best trip planning resources can be time-consuming and not always productive. Sonoma County offers so many wonderful options for visitor and locals alike, and we are fortunate to have a lot of superb online tools...

/ June 4, 2019

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Charming Gardens

Taking Mom out to view the charming gardens along the Wine Road is a wonderful way to help her celebrate Mother’s Day. And, while you visit the winery gardens, you can pop into the tasting room for some happy sipping...

/ April 30, 2019
Discover Gardens & Caves is just one of the many new experiences along the Wine Road.

The Perfect Online Tool to Plan Your Wine Country Adventures

The Wine Road launched a new website in February, transforming a great online tool for planning your wine tourism day or vacation into a spectacular one. The best features from the previous website are still there, but now there are...

/ April 2, 2019
The beautiful yellow and orange flowers provide a decorative element to the beneficial cover crop.

Seasons in the Vineyard: Cover Crops

Much of the beauty of springtime vineyards comes from cover crops, and the beauty runs deeper than meets the eye. Cover crops play an important role in sustainable farming and supporting a healthy ecosystem in the vineyard. What are Cover...

/ March 5, 2019
Fern Bar, located in the Barlow, in Sebastopol, California

Perfect Winter Day

by Marcy GordonWine Road Podcast Co-Host When I’m not reading, researching, or recording for the podcast, I like to seek out quiet places along the Wine Road. Winter in Northern Sonoma is ideal for those looking to hang out in...

/ February 13, 2019
Skewered grilled meats & vegetables

Perfect Recipes to Pair with Your Favorite Wines

What should I make for dinner? How often do you ask yourself that question? Do you base your answer on what’s in your refrigerator or freezer? On who’s coming over for dinner? Or, on what wine you want to enjoy...

/ February 6, 2019
View of Jordan Winery's vineyards in the winters

Seasons in the Vineyard: Winter Pruning

Winter vineyard landscapes can be as picturesque as the spring bloom or fall harvest colors. Understanding the seasons in the vineyards heightens our appreciation of the pre- and post-pruning vineyard landscapes. After harvest, the rainy season begins and temperatures fall...

/ January 1, 2019
Inn at Occidental

Finding the Perfect Place to Stay

Finding the perfect place to stay when traveling can be daunting and time consuming. But, not if you turn to the Wine Road website and concierge service. These tools make it easy to find the perfect lodging that fits your...

/ December 4, 2018
Pumpkins amid the mums

Pumpkin Spice Season

This time of year, pumpkin spice season is promoted by every online and brick & mortar retailer, so I decided to offer you a taste of pumpkin spice season along the Wine Road.   Colorful Countryside Traveling along the Wine...

/ October 30, 2018
Wine & Food Affair 2018 along the Wine Road

20th Annual Wine & Food Affair

The Wine Road’s 20th annual Wine & Food Affair satisfies our desire for delicious wines paired with savory bites, all compressed into two glorious autumn days along the Wine Road. This being the 20th annual, the wineries have outdone themselves...

/ October 2, 2018