Last time we were driving around Sonoma (virtually, of course!) we ended up in Santa Rosa, just entering the southern reaches of the famed Russian River Valley.

Today we continue the trip through Sonoma, stopping in the Russian River Valley AVAs before heading north to visit the Alexander Valley, with a side jaunt up to the top of Chalk Hill.

This stretch of eastern Sonoma has some of the greatest vineyards in the county, with much of the vines facing west/southwest in this relatively warm corner of the region.

Want more about Sonoma?

In this series of emails we’ll be taking a look at the regions that make Sonoma special, and the wines they each produce. We hope you enjoy our tips and observations, and invite you to visit Visa’s Sonoma Trip planner. This interactive guide to Sonoma wineries is fun and informative. Plan a trip today to experience the unique beauty of Sonoma.