A Wine Country Beauty
The town of Windsor is situated in Russian River Valley in Northern Sonoma County. Originally settled in 1855, the town is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the state and was named by a pony express rider who compared the town’s bucolic scenery to the land around Windsor Castle in England. Today, visitors continue to be drawn to Windsor’s pastoral beauty as well as the abundant wineries in the region.
Windsor is a family-friendly destination. The town is home to fabulous shops, expansive parks, and diverse eateries. The Old Downtown Windsor area is lively and the Town Green, a walkable stretch of 4.5 acres, is in the heart of downtown. The area is used as a community gathering space and park year-round—and during the summer months, locals like to catch an outdoor movie screening or community concert here.
Stop by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, for their beautiful grounds where you can play croquet while tasting Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-reservations for the croquet court are required. Visit the dog-friendly Mutt Lynch Winery; wines are delicious and a portion of their proceeds are donated in support of local dog groups. Outdoor enthusiasts delight in the 211 acres of hiking, biking, and horseback riding at Foothill Regional Park. Spend the evening relaxing, and enjoying fresh sushi, at Ume Japanese Bistro.
Plan your trip
Ready for your adventure? Start by exploring the lodging, restaurants, and activities in Windsor.