5 Wines to Drink this Fall

Cozy up with these rich whites and warm reds from Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino.

Fall is here and that means many of my favorite things: sweater weather, colorful fall foliage, and the welcome smell of fresh rain from the first showers of the season. It also means rich white and warm red wines, and for me, that means it is chardonnay and pinot noir time. 

Chardonnay and pinot noir are two wine varietals that really shine in Wine Country. As we leave the summer and transition into fall, chardonnay and pinot vineyards go dormant, patiently awaiting the return of the hot days and cool nights of spring and summer. Click through the gallery above and grab one of these wines. Pair it with your warmest blanket and cozy up with one of your favorite books or movies: it’s chilly weather wine time.