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 wineroad.com 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 heartofsonomavalley.com for tickets and details). If you’re venturing out on your own, be sure to check websites or call ahead for hours and reservations.