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Pic nic wineries in Sonoma ca

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Pic nic wineries in Sonoma ca

What is the best winery in Sonoma for a pic nic? Some here close to the state Univeristy?

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1. Re: Pic nic wineries in Sonoma ca

Ummm, I will say Paradise Ridge Winery.


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2. Re: Pic nic wineries in Sonoma ca

Paradise Ridge is near Hwy 101 ,in Santa Rosa, the county seat, *near* wine country but not really *in.*

The State University is in Rhonert Park, also on Hwy 101, and not wine country.

Do some googling for picnics at wineries in the Sonoma Valley. Try Gundlach Bundschu, for example, Bartholomew Park, and Ravenswood. These are in the country, not near a major highway.

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3. Re: Pic nic wineries in Sonoma ca

Gundlach-Bundschu! :)

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Paradise Ridge Winery is on a private wine estate overlooking the Russian River Valley, in Sonoma County but not in Sonoma Valley. The picnic tables overlook their art garden, vineyards and the Valley - an incredible location for a wine country picnic.

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5. Re: Pic nic wineries in Sonoma ca

On a recent wine tour in the Dry Creek Valley and along highway 12 all the wineries we stopped at had picnic areas with the possible exception of one and in that case I may simply have missed it. As pointed out above the State University is not in a well known wine area but anyone familiar with highway 101 knows that it may be coming.

That does not mean there are not choices nearby, nearby meaning 25-30 miles although that is a guess it may be more. All reachable by good roads. I will make no specific recommendation because I am not much of wine connoisseur.

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6. Re: Pic nic wineries in Sonoma ca

Matanzas Creek Winery is one of the closer ones to Rohnert Park and is very lovely.


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