Sonoma County Vineyard Adventures
I just heard about this and thought I’d pass this along – the Sonoma County Wine Grape Commission has a program called Sonoma County Vineyard Adventure. Eight wineries from eight different AVA over Sonoma County offer a free self-guided tour of their vineyards from Schug Carneros Estate Winery in Southern Sonoma County to Francis Ford Coppola at the Northern end. Each walk is rated from low to challenging and is any where from 1/4 mile long, Landmark Vineyards, to one and 1/4 miles long, Coppola. This is a terrific way to see how a vineyard is set-up, what best practises are used in growing grapes and to take in our country side.
Right now there are no crowds, hint, hint. A map and full description of all the walks can be found at: http://www.sonomavineyardadventures.com