Vacationing in California's Wine Country can be a dream come true, immersing yourself in a tranquil setting that is home to hundreds of wineries. There is much to see and do throughout the region for wine lovers and others, and you will love staying in your Wine Country vacation home while you are visiting the area. Your vacation rental may provide you with amenities like several private bedrooms, a large living area, a kitchen and other amenities that you enjoy in your own home.
Wine Country is in the famous Napa Valley in Sonoma County and other nearby counties, and this area is well known for having incredible wine-making features like superior soil conditions and great weather. Because of this, there are more than 400 wineries located throughout the area, and you can pick some of your top options to explore while in the area. From your Windsor area vacation home, you may be close to wineries such as Markham Vineyards, Castello di Amorosa, Domaine Chandon, Charles Krug and others Many of these wineries also have great food for you to pair with the wines and wonderful views to enjoy while you sample the different vintages. You may learn more about the wineries before you arrive so that you can make reservations for special winery experiences at some of the venues.
Napa Valley is a large region that spans across numerous cities and towns, and your Sonoma vacation home may be ideally situated so that you can explore some of these different towns in greater detail. Many have prime shopping opportunities for you to enjoy, and some of the top areas to explore include the downtown Napa area, the Riverfront on 4th Street, the Napa Premium Outlets, and more. There are also individual stores and shops located throughout the area that you can visit, including the Napa Valley Toy Company, the Napa Valley Wine & Cigar shop and others.
This is an area that is a true delight for your taste buds, and you will want to continue to pamper yourself after a long day of wine tasting with a delightful meal out on the town. There are some incredible restaurants in Napa and other Wine Country towns, and some of the top options that you may want to make reservations for include Bottega Napa Valley, Bistro Jeanty, Bouchon, Mustards Grill, Ad Hoc, Morimoto, Bistro Don Giovanni, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch and others.
Napa Valley may be best known for its wine and its great natural vistas, but it also is known for its wonderful climate. Located in central California, the highest elevation in the area is approximately 4,200 square feet, but some areas are lower than this. The temperature can vary considerably based on the elevation where you are at, but generally, you will find that the winters here are crisp and chilly with highs usually in the 50s in the height of winter. Summers can be humid and warm, and 80s and even 90s are common during the peak summer season. The best times of year to visit are in the spring and fall months when the weather is most pleasant.
Napa Valley is located just north of San Francisco and just west of Sacramento. You can fly into either city's major airport, and you can rent a vehicle to drive into Napa Valley. Keep in mind that buses and trains also make stops in the area. From Sacramento, you can travel south along Interstate 80, and from San Francisco, you can travel north along this same Interstate highway. Then, you can exit at Highway 12 to travel the rest of the way into Napa Valley.