Some things Sonoma County has to offer:
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beers in the world
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Hundreds of world-class wineries
But you knew that.
Over a half-dozen brewpubs
You probably didn't know this. Look for beers on your retailer's shelf from Lagunitas, Russian River Brewery, and Bear Republic.
If there's better bread than Costeaux French Bakery in Healdsburg let me know. My local market carries probably three dozen breads from about ten local bakeries.
World-class olive oil
Local French bread dipped in locally grown olive oil. Mmmm.
|Duck Club Restaurant, Bodega Bay|
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Thanks to all the visitors looking for first-class food to go with the first-class wine there are probably three dozen top-of-the-line restaurants for an area that would normally carry just a couple.
If you have a sports cars, bicycle, or motorcycle Sonoma County has a bunch of two lanes roads winding through forests and vineyards up-and-down the hills. Most visitors only know US101 and Highway 1 (The Pacific Coast Highway). If you're the adventurous type try Trinity Grade, Spring Mountain, or Skaggs Springs Road.
Speaking of roads, we even get Nascar in town and make them turn left and right! Lots of other fun events going on at the track on many weekends.
Sonoma County hosts two great fairs. The summer fair has everything from kiddie rides to thoroughbred horse racing. And since it's in the wine country you can have a glass of Cabernet with your corn dog.
The autumn Harvest Fair is mostly about wine (surprise!). It's a chance to taste hundreds of local award winners.
Old growth Redwoods
Armstrong Redwoods, an old-growth coastal Redwood forest near Guerneville, is worth a trip. You may not understand why if you've never walked amongst the world's tallest living things. BTW, it's pronounced GURN-vill, not gurn-EE-vill.
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