Pour a glass of your favorite varietal (or, coffee if you’re at the office) and explore Northern California’s wine country. The map below allows you to take a peek at eight of the top winemaking regions here, and we describe the charms of each are, bringing you one step closer to the tasting rooms. And great news—we’ve explored all of them (lucky us). Consult our Tasting Notes for videos, personal accounts of wine country experiences, and tips on events and side adventures along the way.
To get the flavor of each region, we recommend setting aside 1-2 days for each region, although day trips are . Use Sacramento as a home base for your excursion, or book one of the great hotels nestled among the winding roads of the wine country.