When we last left off, we had completed a loop of northeastern Sonoma, leaving a lot of unexplored country out there! Today’s trip will lead us out of Santa Rosa heading to the west, right smack dab through the famous Russian River Valley!

Any visit to Sonoma wouldn’t be complete without a look at some of the truly iconic regions, and the Russian River Valley certainly qualifies. This rather large region was -- not surprisingly -- settled by Russian immigrants, who brought us the eponymous river and towns such as Sebastopol, home to many a fine winery.

Photo of vineyards above Christopher Creek Winery off Limerick Lane
By: Joe Becerra, Wine Country Getaways