After the regular harvest concludes, but before vines shut down for the winter, a winemaker has one more chance to put their touch on the nearly-finished vintage with a late-harvest offering.
Here are Sonoma County's most exciting tasting room debuts in 2021, all of them highly recommended for ringing in 2022.
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.
These wineries have eye-popping views that make the vino go down so very easily.
A Santa Rosa winery has been named "best restaurant in the U.S." twice. It's one of several Sonoma County wineries with stellar food and wine experiences.