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Monday, October 22, 2012

Sonoma County--The #1 Wine Destination

So says TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award for The Top Ten Wine Destinations in the U.S.

#1 Sonoma County is called "laid-back and unpretentious" while #2 Napa Valley is "legendary, amazing and sophisticated." You choose your style. By the way #3 is Willamette Valley in Oregon. 

For some reason #10 Plymouth, CA and, I assume the rest of the Sierra Foothills, is behind places like Colorado and Long Island. No offense to them, but the Sierra Foothills is a great place to wine taste if you haven't been there. I expect their wines are better, too, as they've been growing wine grapes around Plymouth for almost 150 years. I guess they're still fairly unknown.

Worldwide Tuscany in Italy was #1 with Sonoma County #2. Nice to have the recognition, but we'd like Napa to keep the traffic!

 Who would you rather chat about wines with?

Duff Bevill, a Sonoma County grape grower
Napa Valley winery owners (Far Niente)

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