We love wine country. We love searching for wine, food, and other delights. These pages contain our discoveries from years of traveling to all the great wine regions of California and other famous wine areas. Follow our wine trails and recommendations for where to wine, dine, lodge, and other fantastic adventures.

Since the days of COVID, wine country has been different for the traveler. Reservations at a winery are now the norm. Tasting room fees have more than doubled. Once was the day, you could head to Napa Valley or Sonoma and wing it as they say. Now it is essential to plan your stay.

Wine Country Getaways – California Wine Regions

Napa Valley on a Budget

Gotts for lunch or dinner
Gotts for lunch or dinner

It is possible to Napa Valley on a budget

Napa Valley Towns

Where to stay and explore

Where to make your base in Napa Valley


Redwoods and Wine Country


Off the beaten path – Sierra Foothills Wine Country

Lodi is terrific

Paso Robles is on the move. The wineries and restaurant scene is booming.

Lodi wine country
Bokish winery in Lodi

Family wineries to visit and many vineyards to explore in Lodi

Fun Sierra Foothills

In the Sierra Foothills find small family-owned wineries making fantastic wines.

Sierra Foothilll wine country
Borjon Winery in Amador County

The Shenandoah Valley in Amador is beautiful wine country


Livermore

Livermore wine country
Livermore wineries are fun

Historic wine country, Wente and Concannon

Carneros

Carneros Sonoma wine country
Courtyard at Jacuzzi

Cool climate for Pinot Noir and sparkling wine

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara wine country
Ballard Canyon AVA

The home of Sideways, Pinot Noir, plus more


About Wine Country Getaways 

Creators Janelle and Joe Becerra frequently travel throughout the year to California wine regions to explore and discover adventures in wine country.  Janelle and Joe’s wine country expertise is apparent on these pages. This wine travel guide is a Mom and Pop operation that you will enjoy exploring. Happy trip planning!

What you find in these pages:  Designated wine trails in large and small wine regions in California. The wine trails lead to a mix of wineries and tasting rooms that will delight the wine country traveler. Find out which are the best wineries for visiting and learning about wine. Discover the best lodging and restaurants. Follow Insider Tips for discovering little-known backroads, picnic areas, hiking, and much more in wine country.

tasting room deck Yorkville cellars
Joe and Janelle at the Yorkville Cellars winery in Mendocino County

Wine country Getaways takes no advertising from wineries. The winery recommendations and blog reports are solely from the travel experiences of Janelle and Joe. Where else on the Internet is it possible to have this type of unbiased wine country information?

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