Sonoma County Wine Country is located west of Napa Valley, which is world renowned for their exquisite wines and historical wineries. Unfortunately, Napa Valley in a given year can average over a million visitors. A majority of people are unaware that just over the mountains lays beautiful Sonoma County, which is similar to the rich experience you would receive in Napa. Now don't get me wrong, Napa has great places to visit and eat but can get expensive. Sonoma County now has over 500 wineries where tasting fees range from free to $15.00 per person and sometimes waived with purchase. You have plenty of options from gorgeous hiking trials, romantic dining experiences, fabulous shopping, historic museums, sustainable farms, relaxing spas, art galleries, bonding family activities, divine gardens and so much more. One more thing the wine can be just as good sometimes even better than Napas' at a fraction of the cost.