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Walk it. Bike it. Hanglide it.
Before there were guidebooks, before there were travel aps, before there were GPS watches, there were real live people called guides. Experts at the terrain, and at making travelers comfortable. And at discretion.
For our money, when we have enough of it on hand, traveling with a expert guide is still one of the best ways to go. This space is open to anyone who has been on a guided trip, dreamed of going on one, or is a guide.
On any day, you can show up in Sonoma County, and with no advance reservation, take a self-guided tour at any of nine wineries. Sonoma County Vineyard Adventures has created walking routes with signs that will educate you on the nuances and timing of making great wine, and the diversity of the wine produced here.
Sonoma County has 350 wineries in 13 designated wine regions; the nine winemakers on the tour range from the Schug Carneros Estate Winery to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in the Alexander Valley, which Francis himself described as a "wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life – food, wine, music..."
The tours are less than a mile, free, and best of all, end with tastings....