Less than an hour from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, in Sonoma County, California, you can surf in the ocean; kayak down a river; zip, hike, or cycle through towering redwoods; climb a sculpture near a vineyard; or go on a beer safari. Combined with world-class wineries and farm-fresh food, your adventure awaits. Make sure to include a stop at some of the 425 wineries located within 17 wine-growing regions. Each winery offers something different beyond what’s in the glass. Upscale wineries with exclusive experiences are neighbors with the rustic “two wine barrels and a slab of redwood” style tasting bars. Sonoma County’s rich agricultural heritage elevates the simple wine and cheese pairing. Sit down for a chef-inspired food and wine pairing, the best way to taste Sonoma Wine Country. Take a walk on the culinary wild side with a food tour of a charming Wine Country town or don an apron and enjoy a culinary class. One of California’s most diverse natural destinations (less than 1 percent of its 1 million acres is planted to wine grapes), Sonoma County boasts more than 50 regional and state parks that beckons travelers to hike through redwood forests, paddle along the coast, discover California history, or just sit down and enjoy the sounds of nature. Accommodations range from luxurious to historic, along the winding Pacific coast, among the redwoods, or on a vineyard-lined lane, or with a casual urban setting. Sonoma Wine Country offers more than fermented grape juice, there’re 40-plus spas, 20 golf courses, art galleries, museums, attractions, shops, rivers, and miles of trails to bike or explore on foot, there is no bad time to visit Sonoma County.