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  • by WC STAFF
  • on NOVEMBER 4, 2014
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Sonoma County is one of the most breathtaking wine growing regions in the world. With over 60,000 acres of vineyards, 400 wineries and a multitude of award winning restaurants there’s more to Sonoma than you can imagine.   Here are the top reasons why the team at WineCountry thinks you should visit Sonoma. Winemaker-Grapes You May Meet a Winemaker: In Sonoma County winemakers tend to be readily accessible and really do love getting out and talking with those enjoying their wines. There’s truth in the statement that Sonoma was built by farmers. Don’t be surprised if the person walking down the street with dirty hands wearing muddy boots just got 95 points from Robert Parker.   There’s Wine For Every Palate: Sonoma County is home to 16 distinctly different growing regions. Which means there’s wine for everyone – Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are just some of the varietals you’ll be able to enjoy on your trip to Sonoma County.   It’s Bigger Then You Think: People often think that Sonoma Valley is Sonoma County. While Sonoma Valley, and the town of Sonoma, is a wonderful place to visit – the county itself extends far beyond that. Most visitors expect to visit the town of Sonoma and the town of Healdbsurg in the same day, and taste wine at both! However, the drive from Sonoma Valley to Dry Creek Valley will take you about 40 minutes – be prepared and plan ahead.   The People Are Down To Earth: Sonoma County has a very down to earth vibe about it. Jeans are acceptable at nearly every fine dining restaurant and locals are rarely seen dressed up for wine tasting. Local celebrities shop and mingle wearing sweatshirts and tennis shoes – which is something we love about Sonoma County.   Quality Of Food Is Extremely Important: Sonoma County may is the epicenter for the Farm-to-Table movement. Sonoma County chefs have decided to band together in supporting local farmers, creating seasonal dishes and promote a general healthier lifestyle and awareness.   Sonoma Just Feels Real: What it all boils down to is that Sonoma County just feels real. Real people, real experiences and really outstanding wines.