Wine Destinations: 12 Stunning Spots in California

From the incredible views to the relaxing, indoor and outdoor tasting experience, visiting a winery can be a wonderful vacation option for those wishing to unwind with some antioxidants and enjoy nature. It’s a vacation experience that’s filled with taste and, in most cases, a little bit of local history. California is almost dripping with exceptional wine destinations, and we’ll unpack 12 of them here.

Sonoma County

A view of the hillside can be seen from a winery, one of many in California's wine destinations.

Sonoma County sits just north of San Francisco and lies near Napa Valley. Therefore, it’s perhaps a more well-known wine destination in America. It’s one of California’s many stunning wine destinations. Sonoma County takes you near the Russian River and provides a close-to-nature experience. There are many different wineries in Sonoma County. Therefore, the trick is finding the perfect one that meets your interests. Do you care more about natural setting? Or are you a wine buff who cares more about the tastings you’ll likely be doing? You never know until you go! Keep reading to find the next must-visit wine destination in California.