(Closed) Sonoma honeymoon – where to go/what to do?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh man I can’t believe you didn’t get any responses!  I’ll bump because I was hoping for some answers when I saw this as a related post on another thread!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ll bite!  I actually prefer Sonoma to Napa.  Less congested.  I recommend spending at least a day in the city of Sonoma itself.  There are a few tasting rooms on the square, plus great restaurants.  You can also rent bikes and visit lots of wineries in close proximity to the square.  Check out http://www.sonomacyclery.com/.  Another thing I love doing is the Russian River wine road.  Any of the tour companies have limo rentals, which is a great way to visit wineries and not worry about driving.  Hop Kiln is a good winery, Ridge is great, Gundlachbundshu (sp?) has some really interesting stuff.  Buena Vista is an historic winery.  The wines aren’t as good as some, but it has a great atmosphere.  Benzinger has tram tours of the vinyards, which is cool and Ferrari-Carrano has really nice gardens.  Have a wonderful time in Sonoma!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m sorry I missed this post the first time around.  I hope it’s not too late to help out.

I agree that Sonoma is better than Napa.  FI and I always use this map to plan our tasting tours:

http://www.sonoma.com/visitorsinfo/Sonoma_County_Winery_Map.pdf

The Square is great for walking around and you can definitely spend a whole day there. 

We just went to a new winery there, Truett-Hurst.  It’s on the north side.  The wine was very good and they let you taste the whole list for free.  They are trying to get the word out.  It was a very cool experience. 

http://www.truetthurst.com/ (I really want to go back and sit in the chairs by the creek on the home page.)

We also love Teldeschi Winery.  It’s very small, but the wine is great and Dan the winemaker usually pours it for you.  They only have red though, so don’t go if you only want to drink white. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Sonoma is far superior to Napa – it just is!  Less crowded, lots of free tastings and you don’t have to sacrifice great wines.  My all-time favorite spot is Gloria Ferrer if you enjoy California sparkling wines.  Buy a bottle and drink it on the patio that overlooks the Sonoma Valley.  It’s so beautiful!

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