There are lots of back roads in the county, but how about some with good winery stops?
Route 116 from Sebastopol to Forestville
Dutton Estate, Iron Horse and Merry Edwards are here along with several other wineries. For food check out Underwood in Graton. Don't miss Kozlowski Farms.
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Occidental Road west of Santa Rosa
There are four nice tasting rooms along this stretch of road that intersects Route 116: Balletto, Hanna, Fog Crest, and Taft Street. This puts you close to Sebastopol for a food stop plus there are several tasting in town (some downtown, some in an area called the Barlow Center).
Westside Road along the Russian River west of Windsor
A sometimes narrow, windy road that's a bit of a drive to access so it's not very busy. Some of the wineries are Porter Creek, Thomas George, Arista, Matrix, and Twomey. There's no food along the road so if you are planning on lunch bring it with you.
Highway 128 in Alexander Valley
Farther north (so fewer people venture that far) is the renown area known for Cabernet. Highway 128 is the road through the valley and except for holidays or special events it's not very crowded. There are many wineries along here including Stryker, Alexander Valley, White Oak, Hanna, and Fieldstone.
For more info check out Wineroad.com