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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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Gallery-Hopping in Healdsburg

Check out the first-rate art on view in this inviting Sonoma County town.

Vineyard Vows

Expert advice on tying the knot, Wine Country style, from one of the Bay Area’s best in the business.

Where the Vines Grow

Explore some of Wine Country’s undiscovered appellations.

Viva Italia

If you can’t make it to Venice, take a trip inside the private Calistoga residence of renowned Italian muralist Carlo Marchiori.

Art Along the Napa Valley Wine Train Tracks

The Rail Arts District Napa has transformed an otherwise humdrum commuter path into an exciting new cultural destination.

Gaining A New Perspective

Artist Gretchen Kimball opens a painting studio in Napa so she can help open others' eyes to the joys of art

Building Green

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

Land of the Free

Napa County residents and visitors will be able to enjoy thousands of acres of undeveloped ridgetops; wild, bubbling streams; and abundant wildlife preserves for generations to come, thanks to an ambitious group of local landowners and the Land Trust of Napa County.

The New Copia

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

Top Events

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

Top Events

From fabulous fundraisers to bottlerock, there’s plenty to do in wine country.

Exquisite Evenings

Copain Wines invites fabulous chefs to pair their dishes.
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