It's a Mediterranean climate meaning summers are dry and warm with winters being cool and sometimes wet. The humidity is low. Even in warm weather the nights cool off. Actually, it's usually downright chilly at night--makes for great sleeping and, more importantly, great wine grapes. There's not much of a chance than rain will ruin any plans for six months of the year.
|"Nature's air-conditioner," cool air off the Pacific|
Forests, vineyards, hills, mountains, rivers, oceans, spring flowers starting in February, autumn color in the vineyards.
If you want straight, flat roads this isn't the place for you. I've occasionally heard a visitor complain about the roads are all up-and-down and left-then-right.
There's something good about being near the salt spray and the sound of waves.
There's a great diversity of people to keep things interesting. Yes, there are rich guys in the wine biz, but there's also the field hands, multi-generation dairy farmers, high-tech folks, and a gay pride weekend.
I suppose people are generally nice because so many are in hospitality.
|A few of our grape growers|
Image from sonomawinegrape.org
There are over two dozen craft breweries in the county at last count making Sonoma County a beer mecca, also. Hard cider is getting to be a thing.
|One of the top beers in the country|
Well, you knew I'd get here. It's more than just a bunch of wineries. It's about having quality wine always available. It's about great wine events. But yeah, spending a day exploring new wineries or old favs is always fun.
|Image from farmhouseinn.com|