San Francisco is an unforgettable vacation destination with so much to see, making it easy to spend an entire trip just exploring the city. What many people don’t take into account when traveling to San Francisco is that Sonoma County and its many beautiful countryside, wineries, art, and dining experiences are less than an hour from San Francisco, and visiting at least a small part of wine country is  an easy day trip that doesn’t take much planning.


Not far from the Golden Gate Bridge you will find a series of wineries that includes Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, known for its sparkling wines, gorgeous wine country views, delicious bites, and proud family history.


If you plan on visiting on a sunny day, be sure to grab a seat on the patio! A variety of tasting experiences, in addition to guided tours, are available.


On the same stretch of road where you can find Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, you’ll also find Cline Cellars, Cornerstone Sonoma, and Ram’s Gate Winery


Cline Cellars offers the perfect combination for nature and wine lovers. A fish pond and beautiful gardens create a delightful ambiance for tasting Cline’s world-renowned wines, some which are made from grapes that come from 100 year old vines!


Cornerstone Sonoma features a variety of wine tasting rooms, shops, a cafe, a distillery, gardens, and art installations all in one location, making it a one-stop-shop for getting a taste of Sonoma just outside of San Francisco. Plan to spend a couple of hours of your day here enjoying all the venue has to offer.


Lovers of stunning architecture should not miss Ram’s Gate Winery. This appointment-only tasting room is truly a vision, with every detail taken into account. Its award-winning space was designed to be sensitive to and to complement the surrounding natural beauty.

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After a busy day in wine country, return to San Francisco, and relax at the newest Royal Sonesta, The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel. Book during the Sonesta Summer Sale and save up to 20%!