Sonam Valley. Just the name suggests innate decadence and glorious beauty, which makes natural disasters, like the recent , all the more devastating.
Fortunately, less than 8% of , verdant farmland, pristine redwood groves, and coastal inlets were damaged. And the 2019 harvest was 92% complete when the fire broke out on October 23, which means the 400-plus are open for business and ready to pour. From regal to rustic, modern to classic, grand to intimate, Sonoma’s , across 18 appellations, are as diverse as the And since after taste, sight is the most important sense to satiate while , here are a dozen of the most or Pinot Noir.
The natural splendor of Copain’s hilltop winery is visible the moment you start meandering up the driveway, but it’s best appreciated from an Adirondack chair overlooking the serene Russian River Valley below.
Fort Ross Vineyard
While the rest of Sonoma soaks up the sun inland, Fort Ross Vineyard floats over the chill of coastal fog, affording a bird’s-eye view of the property’s vines, forests, meadows—and the spectacular Pacific Ocean in the distance.