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by VeronicaG

Favorite thing: Our road trip took us from the lively streets of San Francisco to the quiet beauty of Bodega Bay. We traveled the winding Russian River Wine Road from Healdsburg to Guerneville.

Three separate wine districts sit in the northwest corner of Sonoma County:

The Dry Creek Valley, which contains 10,000 acres devoted to vineyards and runs parallel to and west of Alexander Valley from Lake Sonoma to Healdsburg.

The Russian River Valley, which contains 11,200 acres of vineyards and lies in a flat plain running south and west of Healdsburg and follows the Russian River to the Pacific Ocean.

The Alexander Valley, where 16,000 acres of vineyards thrive and which follows the Russian River from Cloverdale on the north, to Healdsburg, where the river turns west.

Two smaller districts within the Russian River Wine Road area are Chalk Hill and Green Valley, whose climate is cooler and where grapes, apples and pears are produced.

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2007
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