Wine Country

"Wine Country" in San Francisco usually means Napa or Sonoma counties, but I'll put notes here on other wineries & wine areas in Northern California...

Napa County


The eponymous town for Napa Valley is in the south.



Yountville & Oakville

These central towns in the Napa Valley host such famous restaurants as the French Laundry and Bouchon.  The nearby Silverado Trail runs up the east side of the Napa Valley, and has slightly smaller wineries (including celebrated ones like Stag's Leap Cellars, which won the "Judgement of Paris")



Northern Napa Valley (Rutherford, St. Helena, Calistoga)




I think Eater often has good suggestions; they have this list of 18 top restaurants in the Napa Valley; Thrillist also has a longer list

A good resource is Local Wally's Guide to Napa Valley (Napa Tourist Guide), which is a relatively unbiased 


Various companies such as Napa Valley Bike Tours in Yountville, let you rent bikes to take to the wineries.

Sonoma County


Santa Rosa/Sebastopol/Graton

Alexander Valley (Healdsburg, Geyserville, N of Napa/Sonoma)

V Sattui, Beaulieu --> ??

Viansa, Cline, GLoria Ferrer - sonoma

other sonoma:  *Ferrari-Carano, Kunde, La Crema,Nicholson Ranch,Meeker, and Gary Farrel, Seghesio, Frank Family Vineyards, Armida, Hop Kiln (mostly for the location), Sausal, Ravenswood, Sebastiani


The Girl and the Fig - amazing duck, wonderful other French specials!

Near SF

See SF Wine Page