California Wine Country

California's Wine Country is vast, and includes a number of regions throughout the northern and central part of California. While the Napa Valley is the best known of these, there are several other regions to explore for wine tasting and tours. Go to one or several for a multi-day itinerary. The large number of wineries scattered across several counties means that touring California's wine country can be a long, and enjoyable, project.

Vineyards in the Dry Creek area of Sonoma County


The core of California wine country includes areas in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties:

Additional areas of wine production in California include:

Vineyard in the Russian River valley
Autumn in Napa Valley

Other destinations

Get in

There are several airports that serve Northern California and that can serve as gateways to the various wine country regions:

Oakland and San Jose tend to offer more discount airline flights, while San Francisco Airport attracts more international flights and can be more convenient for those staying in the city. Private pilots should consider Oakland (IATA: OAK) rather than SFO, as the separate general aviation field there is more accommodating to light aircraft.

Get around

California's wine country is accessible by driving. There are several services for tours, busses and limousines in Napa and Sonoma in particular; other areas may only be served by private car.

The Capitol Corridor train goes between Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area, but does not directly stop in wine country.

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