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Spend a Day Biking to Wineries

Don’t leave Sonoma without slowing down to experience it by bike! Join a guided bike tour hosted by a knowledgeable local Tour Guide and visit local wineries for tastings. Or rent bikes and chart your own course with the aid of Sonoma Valley Bike Tours’ custom route maps and advice from their knowledgeable team.

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Soar Above the Vineyards

Experience a Sonoma sunrise in a magical way you’ll never forget. Your experienced and knowledgeable pilot will act as your guide pointing out local points of interest and the valley’s extraordinary beauty. Enchantment, romance and excitement fill every colorful moment of this graceful adventure.

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Take Flight in a Vintage Biplane

Strap on your flying helmet, climb up the wing and get snug in the open-air cockpit of a vintage biplane for a thrilling, nostalgic and ultra-romantic tour of wine country. Choose to tour the majestic vineyard landscape or opt for a flight south towards San Francisco with views of the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Bottle Your Own Custom Blend

Feeling daring or like you might have an innate talent for crafting a classic, California wine blend? Ravenswood Winery offers a blending experience to allow novices to learn and participate in the art of winemaking. During this experience, you’ll blend you own perfect mélange of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane,

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Take to the Local Trails

For a quick hike with views, check out the Sonoma Overlook Trail. The adjacent Montini Open Space Preserve offers increased trail options to easily extend your hike. Jack London State Historic Park offers more than 10 miles of trails and fire roads that trek through grassy meadows, oak woodlands, and mixed forests.

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Seek Out an Art + Wine Pairing

It should come as no surprise that many people who are passionate about fine wines also have a passion for world-class art. At many Sonoma Valley wineries you’ll find inspiring seasonal exhibits and lovingly curated permanent collections in the form of sculpture gardens, photography exhibits, murals and paintings. Visit these wineries to find out why many consider wine and art the perfect pairing.

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Attend a Winery Music Festival

Celebrated for its curated music and food & wine pairings, Huichica [wiCHEE kah], offers four stages of up-and-coming artists and food options from the North Bay’s most respected restaurants paired with estate wines from the host venue, Gundlach Bundschu Winery. Set amongst 300 acres of stunning vineyards, this historic winery offers critically-acclaimed wines,

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Brunch So Hard

After a long weekend of wine tasting, you’ll want to reserve your last morning in Napa for sleeping in and making plans to fortify yourself for the journey home with an epic brunch. A wide array of options has you covered from avocado toast to Eggs Benedict on fluffy homemade biscuits and even fried chicken and waffles – and it wouldn’t be a wine country brunch without a proper mimosa!

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Celebrate Film, Food & Wine

Film buffs descend on wine country each Spring to attend the Sonoma International Film Festival, which features more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, and short films. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma’s historic plaza. This unique 5-day event offers world-class cuisine from local artisans and exceptional wine from Sonoma vintners.

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Taste Locally Made Olive Oil

A few weeks after the frenzy of the grape harvest, another harvest begins; this time for olives. Numerous local producers have storefronts where visitors are invited to taste and learn what distinguishes a good quality oil from the mass-marketed impostors. A bottle of locally made olive oil also makes a great gift for any non-wine drinking friends back home,

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