The time to sip and shop is now, and the choices of Sonoma-made bubbly are many.
Sonoma County has been serving up epic meals for more than 100 years.
These wineries have made wine tasting on Thanksgiving a tradition and close their doors early enough that staff and visitors still have time to enjoy their feast at home.
Taste beers that comfort like a fleece jacket and spread good cheer throughout the body, given their typical high alcoholic strength.
Guests can see the work in action, meet one-on-one with winemakers and explore rare wines they might never find otherwise.
These winemakers may not be well-known yet but they are well worth discovering.
Visitors to these wineries can enjoy both wine and fall while taking a hike, picking pumpkins, playing a game of pétanque and more.
At Hanzell Farm & Vineyards, the winemaker is also a lifelong organic farmer, crops grow with little added water, and sheep and ducks forage among the vines.
Here are a dozen wineries with great October visuals to go with the vino.
Here are 10 tasting venues with affordable fees or freebies.
As we come off a second season of punishing drought, more Sonoma winemakers are looking to traditional dry-farming methods as a way to increase their vines’ resilience.