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The Dilettante's Guide to Sonoma Wineries

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The Dilettante's Guide to Sonoma Wineries

OneMoreBite | Aug 6, 2013 03:12 AM

In a few days I'll be in Sonoma. Past visits have included: Chateau St. Jean, Hop Kiln, Roshambo, Domaine Carneros, Buena Vista, Valley of the Moon, Field Stone, Ledson. My goal is to visit ten wineries during my stay, but my goal is not to taste the best wines Sonoma has to offer. Rather, I'm looking for the "experience." In other words, which wineries have the most gorgeous tasting rooms, beautiful or unique buildings, architecture, friendly & passionate people, fountains, ponds, swans, furry animals, really cool cave, oldest whatever, atmosphere, etc. Don't hate me. This is probably my last visit to Northern California and this wine tour is more about entertainment than quality wine. I hadn't planned on going to Napa - I realllly want to avoid Napa, but just found out about Dario Settui's castle. I checked out the website and it looks hysterical. Only that might lure me into Napa, otherwise I'll visit anywhere in Sonoma County. Sincere thanks for any help with this unusual request. And don't worry, I absolutely will drink some really great wines -with dinner!

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