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The 10 Most Instagrammable Places in California Wine Country

10. BOON FLY CAFE, NAPA
The 10 Most Instagrammable Places in California Wine Country

In our May/June issue, we shared some of our favorite California dreaming spots—from legendary vineyards to the newest eats—in Napa and Sonoma.

Today the tables have turned (or in this case, the camera) because according to our latest Instagram adventures, these are your favorite California wine country spots to sit back, grab a glass, take a bite, and snap a pic. 

Take a scroll through the top ten most Instagrammable spots in Sonoma, Napa, and Healdsburg, then plan your next visit to wine country's most beloved spots. 

By AFAR Editors, AFAR Staff
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    10. BOON FLY CAFE, NAPA
    10. BOON FLY CAFE, NAPA
    There are a number of things to love about this charming Napa café. Boon Fly Cafe is set in a big red barn and has swinging porch seats that make for a perfect photo op while you wait for your table.

    They also make a mean fried chicken and serve a killer brunch, which can include a dozen of Boon Fly’s signature donuts in a bucket. That’s right: They serve buckets of donuts.

    Photo by @lividovid
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    9. BARN DIVA, HEALDSBURG
    9. BARN DIVA, HEALDSBURG
    Barn Diva’s motto, “Wherever you are, eat the view,” is particularly fitting given that this restaurant, bar, art studio, and event space is one of the most Instagrammed spots in California wine country—especially when wedding season rolls around. 

    Photo by @barndivahealdsburg
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    8. ARCHETYPE NAPA
    8. ARCHETYPE NAPA
    If you love a good entranceway, it will be a challenge to get past the front door at Archetype Napa. This place is adorable—and we’ve seen the photos that prove it. Once you’re in, you’ll find a local, seasonal menu, fresh cocktails, and a charming atmosphere you won’t want to leave.

    Photo by @foragepaperco
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    7. NAPA HOT AIR BALLOONS
    7. NAPA HOT AIR BALLOONS
    Even if you're afraid of heights, you'll likely agree that hot air balloons floating over the Napa valley make for quite the image.

    In fact, we think that just catching a glimpse of Napa's hot balloons is worth the drive to wine country.

    Photo by @adamdecker
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    6. FREMONT DINER, SONOMA
    6. FREMONT DINER, SONOMA
    A feast at the Fremont Diner may include oyster sandwiches, pan-fried artichokes, and a spicy fried chicken served with mac n’cheese or a waffle that’s “so hot it’ll set a cheatin’ man straight.”

    What more is there to say, really?

    Photo by @staysmitten
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    5. JORDAN WINERY, HEALDSBURG
    5. JORDAN WINERY, HEALDSBURG
    Jordan Vineyard and Winery has been around since 1972, and its 1,200 acres of rolling hills and vineyards are always a beautiful sight. With great tours and tasting events, the winery has been a wine-lovers' destination for quite some time—but did you know they also make olive oil?

    Stop by at the right time of year (say November, when olives begin to ripen) and you may catch a glimpse of a very different harvest.

    Photo by @jordanwinery
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    4. BELTANE RANCH, SONOMA
    4. BELTANE RANCH, SONOMA
    This working ranch and vineyard has it all, including a healthy amount of charm. Beltane Ranch has been around since 1892, and today they are still going strong with their own vineyard, orchard, and a B&B set in a gorgeous Victorian ranch house.

    Photo by @readyluck 
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    3. NINEBARK, NAPA
    3. NINEBARK, NAPA
    Set in the land of farm-to-table, Ninebark serves up some of California’s freshest ingredients.

    The menu changes with the season, but think dishes that feature sunchokes, cara cara oranges, green goddess salads, and the most exquisite (and well-documented) pickle plate you ever will see.

    Photo by @cityfoodsters
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    2. HEALDSBURG SHED
    2. HEALDSBURG SHED
    Healdsburg Shed is a California food-lover's mecca. The local market, café, and community space brings people together for everything from seasonal shopping to farming and cooking workshops.

    Photo by @palographic
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    1. SCRIBE, SONOMA
    1. SCRIBE, SONOMA
    Scribe Winery is managed by a fourth-generation California family—and, man, these Cali guys sure know how to throw a party.

    With colorful blankets, great eats, and a perfect hillside on which to plant yourself for the day, there really is no picnic like a Scribe picnic.

    Photo by @wandereatrepeat
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