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Napa Valley vs. Sonoma Valley?

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Napa Valley vs. Sonoma Valley?

We will be in the Napa Valley area July 4 - 10 and would like to get opinions, tips and suggestions on visiting the wineries in Napa Valley vs. Sonoma Valley.

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1. Re: Napa Valley vs. Sonoma Valley?

What sort of wineries varietals and wines ? What are your interests and how do you plan to spend a week there. Are you planning to stay in one or multiple areas

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2. Re: Napa Valley vs. Sonoma Valley?

Visit wineries in both. The towns of Sonoma and Napa, which anchor their respective valleys (which are parallel valleys with mountains in between) are only 15 miles apart.

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3. Re: Napa Valley vs. Sonoma Valley?

When it comes to red wines, Napa Valley is rightly known for cabernet sauvignon and merlot; Sonoma County for pinot noir. Both also have a good track record with zinfandel, and to a lesser extent syrah. In the white spectrum, both have good results with chardonnay, also other varietals but they don't receive much notice.

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4. Re: Napa Valley vs. Sonoma Valley?

If you are not a fan of tour buses and traffic, choose Sonoma Valley. More laid back, prettier valley, less commercial wineries. Then there is the *rest* of "Sonoma", the county. Look at Healdsburg and the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys, and the Russian River area.

Good luck.

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