Why Sonoma is the Best Wine Country Near San Francisco

Known for more than 400 wineries, towering redwood forests, and a close proximity to the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Sonoma is ideal for experiencing wine country near San Francisco. Whether you want to stroll through the vineyards or explore unique flavors in a tasting room, this world-class wine region offers endless opportunities to sip, smile, and simply relax. With so many things to do and see, it’s no wonder Sonoma was voted the #1 wine destination in the United States!

How Far is Wine Country from San Francisco?

Many visitors are surprised to discover that the Bay Area is a haven for wine lovers everywhere. Just drive an hour north on scenic US-101 until you’re greeted by rolling hills and rows of grapevines, and you’ll know you’ve made it to Sonoma Wine Country! After you arrive, stop by the beautiful Honor Mansion, where you can book your stay and meet with our experienced concierge staff to plan your perfect day. Here are just a few of the things you can enjoy on your next getaway from San Fran.

Incredible Wine Country Tour Packages

To admire the beauty of Sonoma in style, we recommend taking a ride with Silver Service Private Wine Tours. Known for being laidback and casual, their exclusive tours provide a day of fun and relaxation through the vineyards. You can explore the rolling hills of Russian River Valley’s landscape, known for growing world class Pinot Noir grapes, or crank up the heat in the warmer and drier Dry Creek Valley, where Zinfandel flourishes. You’ll also see Alexander Valley, known for its look and feel of Napa without the crowds. Their tours have something special for everyone to enjoy, especially the delicious wines!

Another wonderful option for your wine country adventure is a trip with Green Dream Tours. They’ll pick you up wherever you are in the Bay Area and transport you to three renowned wineries here in Sonoma. Their package includes a thorough explanation of the fascinating wine-making process, a picnic lunch at Larson Family Winery, a one-hour visit to the town of Sonoma, and free chocolate and cheese tastings in wine country. Yum!

The Best Wine Tasting Tours

There are hundreds of tasting rooms in Healdsburg, and no matter which flavor suits your fancy, we have the perfect tasting package for you. From November 15th through March 31, 2016, you can have one or two specialty tasting tours arranged when you book a one or two nights stay at our inn. We have amazing partnerships with boutique and specialty wineries that are sure to have your favorite varietals, so you can have an exclusive experience like no other.

Luxurious Lodging at the Honor Mansion

With access to all of the best things that Sonoma has to offer, our Healdsburg bed and breakfast is your ideal homestead. Plus, you’ll enjoy a full gourmet breakfast each morning, a wine and appetizer hour daily, and unbelievable comfort in our luxurious rooms or suites. It’s the perfect retreat after a wonderful day exploring Sonoma!

For more information on the best ways to see wine country near San Francisco, download our free vacation guide.