Off-the-Beaten-Path Wine Country and Insider News
We have added four wine trails to Wine Country Getaways. These four wine trails are not only new, but these trails are in hidden wine country. These wine trails are “Off the Beaten Path” and away from where the majority of tourists go to visit wineries.
Yes, Napa Valley, Sonoma and Paso Robles are all fantastic wine country regions. But perhaps you’ve thought, “Been There, Done That.” For something different, try one of these new wine trails. Have you been to Hollister wine country? How about Hopland? What about Fair Play? You probably have been to the Russian River Valley in Sonoma. We have some really hidden wineries in the Russian River Valley to visit.
For each of these new wine trails, we recommend places to stay and dine. We describe each winery and explain why you should visit. Here they are.
- Hollister – San Benito County
- Hopland – Mendocino County
- Sierra Foothills in Fair Play
- Secret Russian River Valley
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Quick Getaways to Wine Country
We recently revised these quick winery trips. These trips are for folks on a business trip to the San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, or Sacramento. These are half-day trips, enough to visit a couple of wineries and explore the great California wine country. See Quick Getaways to Wine Country.
When to Visit Wine Country
Ever wonder what the best time to go to the wine country is? Our handy guide will explain what it is like in wine country each month of the year. We even have a little video that depicts each season of the year in the vineyard.
Which Wine Country to Visit
Are you trying to decide which wine region to visit? We outline the Pros and the Cons of touring each of the major wine regions in California. We think it is an excellent checklist for determining where to go in the California wine country.