The Best Reasons to Visit Sonoma Valley in the Winter
Lush & Green
winter months are an amazing time to visit the valley as the hills and fields
are alive with sheer beauty from welcome rains. The vineyards are dormant yet
have beautiful subtle color. The photos below in this section were taken in early
Escape to mild weather and rainbow time! Winter daytime temperatures range from
the high 40s (a very cold day for us) to the mid 60s making this time of year
perfect for long walks and hikes in the Sonoma Valley hills as well as stopping
by the wineries or visiting historic sites. There is always the promise of an
early spring known to happen sometimes as early as mid February. See our Best Hikes section for hiking suggestions
annual series of events delightfully showcasing olives, one of the up and coming
agricultural products of the Sonoma Valley. Enjoy a unique dinner and movie combination or a
special Winemakers Dinner, or an inspiring cooking class. For a whole list of events, visit
the Olive Festival's web site at www.olivefestival.com
or call Olive Festival headquarters at 707935-4383. Held from December till the
end of February.
is the best time for low seasonal rates at most of Sonoma Valley's lodging choices.
Special packages are available in conjunction with the Olive Festival. See all
the promotional rates at the Olive Festival web site listed above. It is also a
great time to stock up with your favorites wines as many wineries offer case sales
that are hard to resist. Visit our Best Values page for savings suggestions.
idea of a Sonoma Wine Country visit includes quieter times, winter is the time
to come. Time to rejuvenate, relax, and enjoy the valley without lots of traffic
or lines for wine tasting at the wineries. Get to know the friendly staff and the wonderful wines in the tasting rooms. Many lodging choices will keep you
cozy and warm with luxury bedding, fireplaces, and spas. Visit our Lodging section for hotels inns and Sonoma Valley vacation rentals.