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Popular Sonoma is home to family-run wineries
The rolling hills and vineyards of the Sonoma Valley are just part of a natural tapestry that has beckoned art-lovers and wine connoisseurs to this region for decades. Indeed, the fathers who founded missions here were growing grapes hundreds of years ago. Then, in the late 1850s, a fellow named Col. Agoston Haraszthy figured it all out.

Haraszthy was a Hungarian immigrant who convinced the state of California to send him to Europe on a fact-finding mission to see just how European growers created what were acknowledged to be the best wines of the time.
Sonoma County Lodging
(For recommended restaurants and activities, please see below)
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Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
100 Boyes Boulevard
Sonoma, CA  95476
Ph: 707-938-4250   
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is the ultimate elegant oasis, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in the Sonoma Valley. An idyllic, world famous wine growing region abundant with local products, our signature restaurant Santé is designed to exude the California Wine Country experience. For hundreds of years, ancient thermal mineral waters have graced this site. Today, our resort is proud to be one of the only luxury Spa resorts in the country with its own source of thermal mineral water. Our Spa pays homage to ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations.
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Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa
16702 Coast Highway 1
Bodega, CA  94922
Ph: 707-876-9856   
Email: reservations@scvilla.com
An elegant and luxurious resort, south of California's Wine Country, Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa is waiting to refresh your senses, relax your body and enchant your palate. Evocative of a tranquil European villa warming in the California Russian River sunshine, Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa is the perfect place for your vacation, honeymoon, special event or weekend getaway. 40 wineries sit within driving distance, making it the perfect destination for wine pilgrims and explorers. Detailed excellence fills every aspect of your experience, from the comfort of our beautiful rooms to the five star cuisine of our organically stocked restaurant.
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The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort &
Spa
1325 Broadway
Sonoma, CA  95476
Ph: 707-935-6600   
Indulge in an exquisite Sonoma Hotel offering vibrant charm in a tranquil setting. Nestled in gorgeous Sonoma Valley, The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa is less than an hour north of San Francisco and centrally located among the country's finest wineries. The Spa at Renaissance Sonoma in our Sonoma Valley resort offers the ultimate in reflection, revitalization and romance. Carneros Bistro at our Sonoma resort features local wines and innovative cuisine with Mediterranean influences. The Lodge at Sonoma is also the perfect destination for corporate meetings, social events and Sonoma Wine Country weddings and wedding receptions offering 22,000
Recommended Activities
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Burkes Canoe Trips
Intersection of Mirabel Road at 8600 River Road P.O. Box 602
Forestville, CA  95436
Ph: 707-887-1222   
Spend a day canoeing or kayaking down the famous Russian River. In this day of stressful living, Burke's Canoe Trips offers an outlet of carefree fun in the great outdoors. A 10-mile self-guided canoe or kayak trip through the Redwoods with return shuttle included. Picnic, swim, sunbathe along the way. View otter, Great Blue Heron, osprey, turtles, egret, and more. Burkes season runs from memorial weekend through mid October seven days a week. Located 1 hour, 20 min. north of San Francisco in the heart of the redwoods, 1 mile north of Forestville and an easy drive from Napa.
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Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry Street
Napa, CA  94559
Ph: 800-427-4124   Fx: 707-251-5264
The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of Napa's most distinctive restaurants. Enjoy gourmet dining, exclusive Napa Valley winery tours, and special wine events all aboard beautifully restored antique rail cars. Lunch trains leave at 11:30 am and return at 2:30 pm. Dinner trains leave at 6:30 pm and return at 9:30 pm. The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing 3-hour, 36 mile round-trip from Napa, passing through the towns of Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford on its journey through one of the world's most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.
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Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry Street
Napa, CA  94559
Ph: 800-427-4124   Fx: 707-251-5264
The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of Napa's most distinctive restaurants. Enjoy gourmet dining, exclusive Napa Valley winery tours, and special wine events all aboard beautifully restored antique rail cars. Lunch trains leave at 11:30 am and return at 2:30 pm. Dinner trains leave at 6:30 pm and return at 9:30 pm. The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing 3-hour, 36 mile round-trip from Napa, passing through the towns of Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford on its journey through one of the world's most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.
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