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"Wine Tasting" Wine Country Tip by SteveOSF

Wine Country, San Francisco: 23 reviews and 26 photos

  Sonoma County Vineyard
by SteveOSF

Excellent opportunities for wine tasting abound in nearby Napa and Sonoma Counties where some of the best tasting is available. One way to explore the wine country is to head north over the Golden Gate Bridge and up U.S. 101 from San Francisco to the River Road exist. River Road is just beyond the City of Santa Rosa. Head west (left) on River Road and look for the winery signs that resemble road signs. Then explore the wineries as your adventure unfolds. This will lead you into the Russian River Valley where some excellent Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay are produced.

Other fantastic places for tasting in the area surround the cities of Healdsburg, Sonoma, and Napa. Some wineries offer free tastings, others charge a small fee. Usually tasting rooms are located right at the vineyards. Cities like Sonoma and Healdsburg also have tasting rooms that may feature one winery or offer tastings from selected regional wineries. Be careful not to overdo the tastings if you are unlucky enough to be driving.

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  • Written Feb 22, 2008
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