The Fam­ily-Friendly Win­ery

Grab your swim­suit and head up to Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola Win­ery in Sonoma. Deemed a “wine won­der­land,” this is a desti­na­tion de­signed for all ages. The Wine Park has a 3,600-square-foot out­door swim­ming pool with a cafe. Adults can par­take in wine-tast­ings

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A sleek stretch of ren­o­vated ware­houses (once part of an ap­ple pro­cess­ing plant) in down­town Se­bastopol is home to some of the best lo­cal food pro­duc­ers, wine­mak­ers, brew­ers and ar­ti­sans. This unique space is the first busi­ness com­mu­nity in the coun­try to con­nect cus­tomers not only with prod­ucts and the peo­ple who make them, but also with the pro­duc­tion it­self. McKin­ley St., Se­bastopol, 707.824.5600. Map 4, C6


Visit this gourmet mall for the fresh­est lo­cal ingredients for an af­ter­noon pic­nic be­fore wine tast­ing. Or stick around and or­der from the se­lec­tion of in­de­pen­dent eater­ies of­fer­ing el­e­vated takes on pizza, burg­ers and tacos plus oys­ters and ro­tis­serie chicken and then grab a seat on the pa­tio over­look­ing the Napa River. 644 1st St., Napa, 707.226.6529. Map 3, E7


Wine, dine and shop at this glass-walled, 10,000-square­foot lo­ca­vore’s par­adise in Healds­burg. You’ll find a store sell­ing high- end kitchen and gar­den­ing equip­ment, lo­cal food­stuffs (in­clud­ing grains milled on­site) and books; a cafe with daily- chang­ing menus in­spired by neigh­bor­ing pro­duce and farms; and a cof­fee bar with its own es­presso, house-made pas­tries and ice creams. Shed also has the only fer­men­ta­tion bar in the area, where lo­cal wines, beers, kom­buchas, nat­u­ral so­das and hard ciders are all avail­able on tap. 25 North St., Healds­burg, 707.431.7433. Map 4, C3


This wine coun­try desti­na­tion is home to sev­eral bou­tiques, art gal­leries, restau­rants (in­clud­ing Michael Chiarello’s Bot­tega) and gift shops where you can find gourmet foods, jewelry, cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories for the home and gar­den. 6525 Wash­ing­ton St., Yountville, 707.944.2451. Map 4, G6


With over 900 winer­ies be­tween Napa and Sonoma, de­cid­ing where to go can be over­whelm­ing. Bin 415 of­fers unique ex­cur­sions hosted by a cer­ti­fied sommelier to winer­ies of­fer­ing the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of amaz­ing wines, warm hos­pi­tal­ity and beau­ti­ful scenery. Bin 415 also of­fers tours through­out San Fran­cisco, Sausal­ito, Muir Woods and the Pa­cific Coast High­way. 1616 Grove St., 415.851.5711. Map 2, G4


Lo­cated in Napa’s Oxbow district, The Culi­nary In­sti­tute of Amer­ica’s CIA at Copia of­fers daily cook­ing and bev­er­age classes, and is home to a life­style and home goods store, an 80,000 square-foot in­door and out­door event and the­ater space, and the Restau­rant at CIA Copia, of­fer­ing Mediter­ranean-in­spired Cal­i­for­nia cui­sine and an ex­ten­sive wine list. 500 1st St., Napa, 707.967.2500. Map 3, E7


Pas­sen­gers sip se­lect Napa Val­ley wines and in­dulge in gourmet cui­sine as they ride past vine­yards on these three-hour lunch and din­ner tours aboard re­stored Pull­man coaches. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended. 1275 McKinstry St., Napa, 800.427.4124. Map 3, E7


This more than 100-year- old win­ery is the long­est con­tin­u­ally op­er­at­ing win­ery in Napa Val­ley and is the pro­duc­tion site for the flag­ship Caber­net Sauvi­gnon. Beaulieu was founded on a four-acre ranch by a French wine­maker who en­vi­sioned a com­pany pro­duc­ing fine wine un­par­al­leled to his na­tive France. Daily tast­ings fea­ture wines you can’t find any­where else. 1960 St. He­lena Hwy., Ruther­ford. 707.967.5200. Map 3, C4


Napa Val­ley’s old­est con­tin­u­ously op­er­at­ing win­ery is also among its most ac­ces­si­ble. Beringer is known for its Caber­net Sauvi­gnons and bold, oaky Chardon­nays. The large fa­cil­ity in­cludes a gift shop that of­fers table­ware, stemware and kitchen and home ac­ces­sories. A va­ri­ety of tours and sem­i­nars are avail­able. Daily 10 am–5 pm. 2000 Main St., St. He­lena, 707.302.7592. Map 3, B3


Named for its first drink— Chardonnay com­bined with brandy— Charbay now pro­duces much more than just wine and brandy. Dis­cover the ar­ti­san world of dis­till­ing many spir­its like whiskey, vodka and rum from a fam­ily in the dis­tillery busi­ness for 13 gen­er­a­tions. Taste Charbay’s wines and ports, then en­joy a cigar in the rus­tic set­ting of Spring Moun­tain. Tast­ings open to the pub­lic. 4001 Spring Moun­tain Rd., St. He­lena, 707.963.9327. Map 4, F4

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