In the US wine industry, Napa Valley probably has the highest name recognition of all of the wine regions. However, as good as Napa Valley destinations and wines are, wine enthusiasts will want to check out the wineries in Sonoma County.
Sonoma vineyards are in the midst of harvest for 2013 now. Check out the wineries and discover events and activities for the next few weeks. If a winery offers a tour, take the tour and learn more about the winery including its history and how wine is made.
For reviews of several Sonoma wineries, visit the Wine Trail Traveler website page.
For Twitter followers, use the hashtag #sonomaharvest2013.
While planning to visit wineries in Sonoma, cheese lovers will want to make some extra stops at one of the many cheesemakers. Sonoma actually has a cheese trail, Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail. A map is available as a pdf on the website.
When planning a visit to a winery or cheesemaker, call or check their website for times and/or appointments.
Enjoy visiting Sonoma County where you can pair wine and cheese!