The purpose of Wine Country Getaways is to help you plan an enjoyable vacation to wine country. We have wine trails to follow, places to stay, dine, and picnic. Where do you want to go in California wine country?

California wine country is open to visitors. Most wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, and elsewhere require reservations for visits and wine tasting. Drop-in tasting is less available except in the smaller or less popular wine regions.

Wine Country Getaways – California Wine Regions

Healdsburg is trending

wine country is the Russian River Valley
Russian River Valley vineyard

Healdsburg is the center of the great West Sonoma wine region


When is a good time to go to the wine country?

when to go to wine country
See what wine country is like each month of the year

Off the beaten path – avoid the tourist areas

hopland wineries
Off the beaten path wine trails

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.

Janelle and Joe enjoying a glass of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Janelle and Joe enjoying a glass of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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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