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Autumn Outings

Discover the diversity of Wine Country with these fall tours.



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Bee Smitten

Visit Marshall’s Farm Flying Bee Ranch, a working honeybee farm in American Canyon, to see how honey is made. Watch the sweet stuff get bottled, and then take it home. (800) 624-4637, marshallshoney.com.
 

Taste Liquid Gold

Tour the olive oil mill, and taste oils from estate olive trees with seasonal bites at Round Pond Estate in Rutherford. During the harvest (November to December), see olives milled on the spot. (888) 302-2575, roundpond.com.
 

Get off the Beaten Path

The Napa and Sonoma walking tours lead visitors on explorations of the landmarks that shaped these Wine Country towns. Customized group tours are available, (707) 815-1277, napawalkingtour.com; (707) 260-9511, sonomawalkingtour.com.
 

Travel to Medieval Italy

Calistoga’s Castello di Amorosa is an authentically built 13th century Tuscan castle and working winery. Walk through the Great Room, the chapel, and tunnels spanning eight levels on a one-hour tour. (707) 967-6272, castellodiamorosa.com.
 

COURTESY OF QUARRYHILL BOTANICAL GARDEN

Smell the Roses

The whimsical gardens at CornerStone Sonoma are a hit with kids. Or stop by Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen for a self- or docent-led tour through 25 acres of one of the largest wild Asian plant collections in the United States. (707) 933-3010, cornerstonesonoma.com; (707) 996-3166, quarryhillbg.org.
 

Go on a Mini Safari

See zebras, giraffes, and cheetahs in Santa Rosa by exploring the 400-acre preserve at Safari West, home to more than 850 animals. (707) 566-3667, safariwest.com.
 

See a Working Oyster Farm

Learn how oysters grow and are harvested at Hog Island Oyster Company in Tomales Bay. The tour ends with a raw oyster tasting. (415) 663-9218, hogislandoysters.com.
 

Experience Farm Life

Stop by Full House Farm, a small family farm in Sebastopol with an organic garden. Commune with goats, horses, and chickens, and taste food produced on-site. Lodging also available, (707) 829-1561, fullhousefarm.com.

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Signature Sonoma

Designer Ann Jones chose Sonoma as her home away from home a decade ago. What made the acclaimed designer embrace this quiet town? She shows us with a tour of her favorite spots.

Russian River Road Trip

From Sebastopol to Guerneville, discover the people, places, and—of course—wines of the Russian River Valley.

Top Events in Spring 2019

Stomp, speed, and sip your way through harvest season in Wine Country.

The Music Man of the Napa Valley Opera House

With Peter Williams at the helm, the Napa Valley Opera House heats up.

A New Arena

Art, sculpture, and artisan sensibility take center stage at Michael Polenske’s rebranded galleries.

Building Green

Sustainable construction is on the rise in Wine Country, as residents and entrepreneurs work to preserve the area’s timeless beauty.

Inn Style

Three classic wine county lodgings get contemporary updates.

Guide to the Vine Trail

The first phase of the Napa Valley Vine Trail is finally open. Here’s how to make the most of it on your next visit to Wine Country.

Where the Vines Grow

Explore some of Wine Country’s undiscovered appellations.

The New Copia

Napa’s Gastro-Museum makes a comeback with the help of a renowned cooking institute.

Wine Made Easy

Become a vintner with Wine Country’s posh new wine club.

Rock ‘n’ Rolling Summer

Five must-see summer concerts in Wine Country.
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