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Napanoma

It always pisses people off when Napa and Sonoma are lumped together like this, but I have my reasons. Also, they are adjacent to each other. You see, there are plenty of great wineries in both counties, and I’d like to visit them all! The rub is that you can’t. You have to choose a place to stay that will give you the best access to all of them. For me that is Sonoma, which also can be less expensive and less crowded.

There are endless restaurants to explore in the region, along with lovely accommodations, but they don’t call this wine country for nothing. While there are some splendid drives worth taking, a visit to Napanoma is really a gastronomic tour.

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  • Snooth User: beemine1
    234911 50

    What about Charlottesville, VA and the surrounding counties? The landscape is beautiful and there are many hotels and B&Bs to stay in. People forget about Virginia wines, they are up and coming.

    Sep 24, 2012 at 1:07 PM


  • Snooth User: rosebrien
    79281 34

    I would also strongly recommend the Finger Lakes area of NY State. Much more diverse ladscape than you would expect, and a very strong food and wine culture centered around the hip college town of Ithaca,NY. A truly beautiful and accomodating vacation destination with great wine and food.

    Sep 24, 2012 at 2:47 PM


  • Yes... Virginia wine country! Check out this article on Snooth -> http://www.snooth.com/articles/expl...

    Sep 24, 2012 at 2:47 PM


  • Snooth User: OUBAL
    579721 2

    Robertson - Boland region of the western Cape, South Africa. Breath-taking hospitality and delicious wines at reasonable prices. Scenery similar to Napa http://www.robertsonwinery.co.za/

    Sep 25, 2012 at 12:04 AM


  • I would agree with Rosebrien above, the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York is a wonderful trip!

    Sep 25, 2012 at 6:54 AM


  • Mendoza, Argentine. Beautiful landscapes, excelent food, and plenty of wine of course

    Sep 25, 2012 at 9:16 AM


  • Snooth User: UriGillan
    226165 241

    I must say that Toscana (Toscany) is my favorite, qne qf the world best places for traveling from the Sea shore to San Jimignano and then to Montepulcino or to Fireze. And the wine...

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM


  • Try the Texas Hill Country west of Austin. Fredericksburg, Texas has a great B&B infrastructure and over 30 wineries within easy driving distance http://texaswinetrail.com/.

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM


  • Snooth User: UriGillan
    226165 241

    The Texas advice is interesting and I will certaily try to use it next tume I will be in The USA.

    Sep 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM


  • We loved the Colchagua Valley outside of Santiago, even in the rainy autumn weather--perfect for trying their exquisite reds!

    Sep 26, 2012 at 5:14 AM


  • The Texas Hill Country, and not just Fredericksburg area...don't miss the top of the hill country around Marble Falls and San Saba...the Sonoma of Texas.

    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM


  • We just held an event at the Allison Inn & Spa in the Willamette Valley -- it's only three years old and was built with wine tourism in mind. Beautiful hotel with a first class restaurant with a chef who earned his stripes at the French Laundry. We also enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Joel Palmer House nearby. And of course, the winery visits were fantastic.

    Sep 27, 2012 at 4:28 PM


  • Snooth User: Tiakittie
    1041141 85

    Don't Forget the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada! Gorgeous scenery, first rate vineyards and wineries and all the fresh BC fruit you can handle!!!

    Oct 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM


  • Snooth User: Itzi Hache
    934967 22

    Rioja Alavesa, Basque Country Spain, wonderful wine, fantastic food, friendly people, just one hour from Bilbao

    Feb 05, 2013 at 7:54 AM


  • Snooth User: UriGillan
    226165 241

    I will be in Rioja tourig wineries next month with a few friends. We are going to be in Rioja and Ribera de Duero 8 days, and we have booked ourselvs at 18 winerries in tese two areas.

    Mar 03, 2013 at 2:54 PM


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