What is Sonoma like in December?

Winter (December through February) in Sonoma County translates to rolling green hills and pastures, as well as the happy yellow color of wild mustard blooms in dormant vineyards. Sonoma County’s more than 50 miles of Pacific coastline is in season. Fishing fleets in Bodega Bay are active with Dungeness crab season.

Are Sonoma wineries open in December?

It depends on the winery or tasting room, but most wineries are open year round with the exception of major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day, and Easter Sunday.

What is there to do in Sonoma in December?

Top Attractions in Sonoma County

  • Sonoma Valley. 764. Wineries & Vineyards • Valleys.
  • Sonoma Plaza. 914. Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks.
  • Safari West. 1,807. Nature & Wildlife Areas.
  • Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. 722.
  • Dry Creek Vineyard. 798.
  • Bodega Head. 612.
  • Alexander Valley Vineyards. 416.
  • Ferrari-Carano Winery. 520.

Is it a good time to visit Sonoma?

The best time to visit Sonoma is between June and October when the weather is at its finest, with high temps hovering in the mid-80s in June and the upper 70s in October. Unfortunately, this time of year is also when the crowds are the thickest and hotel rates are at their highest.

Are California wineries open in December?

Two wineries in particular are open every year on Christmas day, Hagafen Cellars and Del Dotto by appointment only. Click here to read my article on Hagafen Cellars and click here to see all holiday hours for wineries and restaurants in Napa.

Is Sonoma cheaper than Napa?

To put it simply, Napa is typically more expensive than Sonoma. Of course, you can easily part with a small fortune staying in 5-star hotels, eating incredible multi-course meals, and spending all-day tasting in the winemaker’s private cellars in Sonoma, too.

What is better Sonoma or Napa?

Napa is also the best choice for foodies who want to indulge in high-end culinary experiences, while Sonoma awaits visitors who prefer dishes made with simple, seasonal ingredients. Napa feels more sophisticated and Sonoma more authentic, but a trip to either is what you make of it.

Is January a good time to visit Sonoma?

Often considered the low season, winter is a great time to visit Sonoma, as you can usually find less crowds, a slower pace, and seasonal specials on lodging, dining, and wine tastings.

Which is better Napa or Sonoma Valley?

Is it better to go to Napa or Sonoma?

If you mainly drink Cabernet Sauvignon, buttery Chardonnay, and Merlot, then go to Napa. If you buy more reasonably priced wines, then go to Sonoma. If you mainly drink Zinfandels, Pinot Noirs, Sparkling Wines, Red Blends, and Unoaked zesty Chardonnays, then go to Sonoma.

Is December a bad time to visit Napa?

If you’re looking to save a few bucks and don’t mind chillier weather, a trip between December and February will likely be less crowded and more affordable. Plus, there’s a number of food festivals that take place during this time, including the Napa Truffle Festival.

Should I visit Napa Valley in December?

Napa Valley is one of the most beautiful wine countries to visit. However, one of favorite times of the year to visit Napa is in the winter, because of the cozy intimate atmosphere it offers. Every year we find our selves visiting Napa in the winter and during the holidays.