A tour of Sonoma County Wine Country makes for a memorable (provided you don’t drink too much) day-trip while staying in the city. We opted for Sonoma over Napa as we read it was more bucolic and laid back…and we weren’t disappointed. Our choice of touring companies was also spot-on. Green Dream Tours provide guided shuttle services that will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel downtown, stop at scenic overlooks along the way, and take you to family run wineries off the beaten path. Their shuttles are limited to 14 passengers, and are perfect anecdotes to overcrowded anonymous buses. They really make you feel like you’re out with a group of friends, and our driver and guide, Dakshina, couldn’t have been more professional, friendly and knowledgeable.
We stopped at three wineries as well as a brief sojourn in the “city” of Sonoma, which for those comparing is a quaint town of about seven thousand people vs. Napa which has swelled to a city of over seventy thousand. Continue reading