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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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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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Shop Jack London Village

Nestled creekside among mature trees, Jack London Village provides a perfect environment for a relaxing morning or afternoon. Shopping options include Sculpturesite Gallery, Wine Country Chocolates where world-class chocolates, including their famous wine truffles are made onsite, Hopscotch Gifts & Gallery featuring handcrafted jewelry, blown glass, painted dinnerware, metal art,

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Hit the Local Farmers’ Market

May through September, Tuesday nights are a THING on the Sonoma Plaza. The Tuesday night Farmers’ Market is a local tradition and visitors are welcome to join in the fun! More than a dozen farmers showcase locally grown produce and 20 specialty food vendors sell everything from sushi, to Thai food to oysters,

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Visit an Historic Cheesemaker

Not much has changed at the old stone building that has been home to Vella Cheese Company since 1931, and that is precisely why it’s well worth a visit. Just a few blocks off the Sonoma Plaza, the historic building was originally built in 1904 as a brewery that was shuttered after the start of Prohibition.

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Procure Picnic Provisions

Enjoying a wine country picnic is a quintessential experience. Of course, it takes a little planning to pull it off – especially when you’re away from home. Fortunately, there are a great number of local resources for procuring a proper picnic feast. Note: If you plan to picnic at a winery,

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Uncork Your Inner Chef

While in Sonoma, why not take the opportunity to heighten your culinary skills in a state-of-the-art kitchen under the tutelage of a professionally trained chef and with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients at your fingertips? Ramekins Culinary School offers both hands-on and chef demonstration classes as well as private classes and team-building options for groups of 10 or more.

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Try a Food & Wine Pairing

A food & wine pairing experience is essential in taking your wine knowledge to the next level. Enjoy small bites or a sumptuous, multi-course meal especially prepared to accompany specific wines. It’s a revelatory experience, and no doubt you’ll be eager to apply what you learn to your own entertaining.

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