Decades ago, a blind taste test in Paris put Californian wines on the map by sweeping away French competitors. Travel to where it all began, to the heart of American wine country, around the lush valleys of Napa and neighbouring Sonoma. Weave your way around wineries that range from sprawling estates reigned by dramatic, European-inspired castles and mansions to more rustic and intimate eateries imbued with a laid-back spirit.
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Ready for Californian wine country? Pencil in Napa Valley wine tours to explore legendary wineries like Chateau Montelena or Castello di Amorosa. Over in Sonoma Valley, visit California's oldest commercial winery, Buena Vista Winery. Beyond the best wineries in Sonoma or Napa, other attractions to check out include Safari West, Jack London State Historic Park and the gorgeous Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.
SONOMA & NAPA VALLEYS TRAVEL GUIDE