Armstrong Grove and Wine Taste


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Joe Becerra

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Armstrong Grove State Prk
Armstrong Grove State Prk
One of the beautiful groves of Coastal Redwoods at Armstrong Grove State Park in Guerneville

Hike Armstrong Grove and Wine Taste

Many vineyards in Northern California are also home to Coastal Redwood Trees.  Do you like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Well, guess what, those grapes grow well in Coastal Redwood Country. The Coastal Redwood ecosystem relies on the Pacific Ocean fog belt. Where there is almost daily summer fog in Northern California, there are Redwood forests.  The cool climate of fog plus afternoon ocean breezes are also ideal for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The photo above is on one of several hiking trails in Armstrong Grove in Guerneville, CA. Just a short distance from Guerneville is the Russian River Valley AVA and many vineyards and wineries. Take a morning hike in Armstrong Grove State Park and then pack a lunch and visit one of the many terrific wineries on the Westside Road Wine Trail.

The town of Guerneville is also a fun place to visit. Guerneville is a resort town and a destination for many travelers. The Russian River beaches are a favorite for summer travelers. In the winter, the fishing for Salmon and some Steelhead along the banks of the Russian River is tops. And, of course, there is always visiting wineries along Westside Road and River Road.

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  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.