When most think of the greatest wine producing region in the United States, they rightfully think of the beautiful and incredibly historic Napa and Sonoma Valleys that mark Northern California’s top destination. In finding space and new, unique experiences in the heart of Wine Country is imperative to leaving with lasting memories and an unforgettable experience. Sometimes those lasting memories come in intimate moments with your group, spouse or whomever you may be with. So, how do you find those intimate settings and truly personalized wine experiences in the winery hotbed of the United States? The answer is complicated, but one of the main pieces to that is to branch out beyond the known, specifically with different towns within the area.
Bodega Bay is one of those lesser-known towns that will provide breathtaking wine tastings and winery tour experiences. This small town of less than 1,000 people is a perfect mix between overall scenery plus access to wineries waiting to be explored.
This coastal town is just outside of the traditional conceptions of California’s Wine Country, not situated within the Sonoma or Napa Valleys, but at California’s meeting with the Pacific Ocean on the western edge of Sonoma County. With the Pacific Coast Highway running through its heart, Bodega Bay sits just 30 minutes west of Santa Rosa on the Bodega Highway. Also, it is just a 90-minute drive northwest from San Francisco along either US Highway 101 or the PCH.
Bodega Bay is known for its different pace from many other wine towns in the Northern California valleys, with beach, surf and coastal culture giving it a unique vibe from other areas known for their wine. When it does come to wine and tastings, this region is known for some of the more widely-distributed varieties in both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Aside from the wineries, there are plenty of coastal restaurants to take in and admire culinary expertise paired with stimulating visuals of the ocean and coastline.
Eclectic Tour has the expertise and wherewithal to understand your values and desires to make the most out of any trip to Bodega Bay, and surrounding communities. Our team is here in the heart of Wine Country and our knowledge and relationships across many different towns and wineries gives our guides invaluable knowledge to help prepare your complete itinerary and take you on the trip of a lifetime.
Darren and our team will work closely with you to tailor your itinerary and understand your tastes, as well as any goals for your trip. Whether you’re looking to branch out or stay true to the classics on what you typically enjoy, we can facilitate either extreme plus anything in between. Northern California’s Wine Country is a special place. It’s important that you make the most of your experience here to create unforgettable memories.
Interested in what you can discover in Bodega Bay, Sonoma County and the entire scope of Wine Country? Contact Darren and our team today to begin planning your itinerary and have the experience of a lifetime.