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Sonoma County

Listed under Wine Regions in US West Coast, United States.

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Sonoma county is twice the size of Napa county, it has more vineyard land by far and it makes wines to rival its more famous neighbor to the east. Yet Napa gets more attention. Go figure: and figure well, for a trip to the many sub-regions of Sonoma will be easier on the nerves (fewer tourists, less traffic) and the pocketbook.

Written by  Patrick Fegan.

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Sonoma Grape Camp

Sonoma Valley is home to some of the country’s most prized vineyards and wine tasting experiences. Sonoma Grape Camp, though, takes the prize for unique, California vineyard experience. Grape Camp is a three day holiday in the rolling hills of Sonoma where you will learn how to and pick your own grapes and blend wines with your own hands.

This “camp” is one of ultimate relaxation thanks to the luxury inns, which accommodate campers. During the three days, visitors dine with friends and learn the art of pairing wines with meals, cheeses and croquet. The location along the Russian River is a true treat, and guests enjoy warm nights with breathtaking sunsets.

The camp is hosted annually during the fall grape harvest. This is an ideal couple’s vacation and but not recommended for families as it is not suitable for children.

My favorite restaurant in this area is called Farm featuring organic and sustainable dining options paired with local wines.

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