Food + Drink, Sonoma Wineries

18 Sonoma Wineries to Visit Right Now

'Tis the season for wine tasting by the fireplace.

For many wine lovers, the holiday season is the perfect time to share stories and favorite wines with family and friends. And what better way to find both of those things than to visit Sonoma County’s wineries?

This month, Julie Fadda Powers focuses on select wineries with intimate spaces, fireplaces and caves as well as those offering sparkling selections. Multi-winery events this season include Wine Road’s Wine & Food Affair on November 4 and 5, with wine and food pairings throughout the Russian River, Alexander and Dry Creek valleys (visit for tickets and details) and the Heart of Sonoma Valley Winery Association’s Holiday Open House on November 25 and 26, which includes 20 participating wineries throughout the valley (visit for tickets and details). If you’re venturing out on your own, be sure to check websites or call ahead for hours and reservations.

Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and wine tasting can be complicated right now. Use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing, be it this week or next year. If you visit restaurants, wineries, and other businesses during the pandemic, remember to call ahead, make reservations, wear a mask and social distance.

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