California State SealWine Country
the North Bay  of the San Francisco Bay Area and North Coast of California

Organizations
Wine Country Web Vine
Sonoma Wine country is as close as one hour from the City of San Francisco and the nearly all the other regions of Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Monterey and Sierra Foothills are within a 2 to 3-hour drive. We can help make your future visits better and better as we bring you the best web resources out there.
Wineries
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Full searchClick here to do an advanced search for a winery

Wines
Recent wine recommendations and news
by SFgate's Chronicle's Gerald Boyd .
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Wine Glossary || History of Wine Country || Wine Tasting Tips
Winecountry.com Monterey 90 sites || Napa Valley Over 90  || Sierra Foothills || Sonoma County Over 20 sites || South Coast 5
Directory of visitor info, shopping, wineries and more around the Bay
WineZone.com
Take the panoramas of the Napa Valley, the scenic backroads of Sonoma County, and the breathtaking views of the rugged Pacific Coast at Bodega Bay. guide to wining, dining, events and lodging
Vinescape.com California Wine Country
Web site listings
Wineries - Honeymoons
Wineries in Napa and Sonoma, Mining Co. Guide SB Sardone
Napa Sonoma Wine Country Visitor Service Center
American Canyon - visitor information, room reservation service, wine sales and tasting, special attractions, and group events.
SteveO's California Wine Touring Guides 
On touring and tasting in various California wine regions SteveO knows search engine placement too
Napa by visioninteractive.com
Features home pages for wineries and restaurants, and information about wines and activities.
NapaSonomaTourist.com
Includes wineries, restaurants, shopping, and more.
Wineinstitute.org || [email protected] || Search || What's New || Site Map & Updates || Events || Links 
The Wine Institute by sfgate.com
"science increasingly supports the industry's contention that moderate wine drinking is compatible with a healthy lifestyle."
The San Francisco based nonprofit is trying to change the annoying surgeon general warning labels. We need a study showing the unsafe stress-inducing nature of these well-meaning but annoying intrusions

Education & Wine Libraries
University of California Davis, Department of Viticulture & Enology
(http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu)
Sonoma County Wine Library
California State University Fresno Library
World Wine Web Encyclopedia (http://www.winevin.com)
The Alchemist's Wine Perspective
The Chemistry, classes and more
Wine grape Glossary
Learn about the classic wine grape varietals and their synonyms. Offers a subject index and links to related pages.
The Wine Brats - Wine Education
Nine regional chapters featured, a national publication.  events and reviews

Wine Magazines
SmartWine.com

winery search, wine reviews, and articles on wine events.
WineBiz.com Monthly
Wine Country Review
WineEnthusiast.com

calendar, buying guide, reviews, articles, and a vintage chart.
Wine-Lovers-Page.com  Robin Garr's tasting notes are organized by country and region of origin. The most recent notes can be found at the top of each category
Winery.com News Magazine www.winery.com/thewinenews/
Wine X Magazine /www.winery.com/winex/) Bi-monthly magazine geared towards a new and more hip generation of wine drinkers.
WineSpectator.com
Search 50,000 wine reviews, check wine ratings and share knowledge and opinions at this updated comprehensive site
WineToday.com
California's Wine News Source and learn about the best Napa wines. Discover new selections and inexpensive finds.
Wine Trader Magazine Online
?404? http://www.winezine.net/">Winezine.net
Jump into a discussion about tannins and acids, browse wine reviews, or take a short course in appreciation on this well organized site.
Mead On Wine (http://www.wines.com/winepress/mead/mead.html)
Wines.com Vineyard & Winery Management
alt.food.wine
Wine Tips:
Traveling with Wine
By car: Alcohol can expand if it gets to hot in the trunk of your car. 
By plane: you can probably take a case of wine (approx. 35 lbs.). on board as carry-on luggage. Many wineries will ship purchases.

Attractions & Tours

Lots of Links
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Magazines & Guides || Organizations || Int'l Wineries || US Wineries || Tasting Notes || Wine Clubs || Winemaking || Wine Merchants || Wine Tasting Clubs ||
Hobbies - Wine - Net Links
Wine Guide, from your Mining Company Guide

Marketplace
Calwine.com

your online Wine Shop and wine information resource

?404?http://wine.net/index.html">Wine.Net
Guide to online mail-order suppliers and wineries, for reviews and tips check out the ezine, and forum. Includes classifieds.
Ambrosia Berglund Catalog
Scroll down a list of Napa Valley wineries and locate their hard-to-find wines. Use a toll-free number for ordering.
1-800-WINE-SHOP
Purchase from a large selection of small-production California wines. Emphasis is on packaging and shipping for gift giving.
?404?http://www.aricawines.com/">Arica Wines
Browse a selection of nontraditional international wines. Offers direct delivery to Northern California and regular shipping within the US.
CalWine Storefront
Search by vintage, winery, or varietal and design a custom label for bottles to be shipped around the world. Novices can use the glossary.
California Wine
Featuring the wines of the Napa valley and Northern California, plus a selection of fine gourmet foods.
Fine Wines International
San Francisco merchant offers worldwide overnight shipping. View special offers, but make a local call for other wines.
Hi-Time Wine Cellars
California shoppers can survey descriptions of international wines and opt to order via several channels.
?404?http://www.nvwa.org/">Napa Valley Wine Auction
Make your online bid in this weekly silent auction of wines from leading district winemakers. Secure server and info on participating wineries.
Spaghetti Red Cellars
Order red and white California table wines online. Dip into related spaghetti items on the checkered tablecloth.
?404?http://www.wine.com/taynort/">Taylor and Norton Wine Merchants
Offers a large selection of fine and rare wines to be purchased online. Based in Sonoma, California.
Virtual Vineyard
Wines, spirits, gourmet and specialty foods to order. Select from samplers, review the full wine list or ask a question of the Cork Dork.
Wine Bid
Bid for wines at a public, online auction. Auctions are month by month and participants must register with password after reading policy.
Wine Spectator
Readers who open a free, confidential account can link to information on wine auctions. Explore a list of retailers both in the U.S. and abroad.
Wine.Net
Guide to online mail-order suppliers and wineries, for reviews and tips check out the ezine, and forum. Includes classifieds.
Wine.com
Search a wine database, enter an auction, or buy property in the Napa Valley. With forums and wine-related links

Other
?404?http://fp.tcsn.net/winecellars">West Coast Wine Cellars

if your storage temperature varies in range as your palate does, special bottles will age rapidly and deteriorate

The Wine Exporter Book
More than 1000 pages of information about the wine market in USA

Marin.gif (3262 bytes)Marin County

Marin county by abag.org
Guide to official web sites and departments of the cities and towns of Marin County
Marin county by CitySearch7 || Marin food/drink
Focusing on the small towns of Southern Marin where three million tourists pass through here every year. Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Corte Madera and Larkspur.
Marin by smartpages.com
Virtual Marin/Sonoma by sftoday.com
North Bay Events by sterba.com

Marin.org Information & Data Access System
Tam Live Cam
View of Mount Tamalpais and Richardson Bay from Sausalito.
Corte Madera and Larkspur
The Twin Cities
Corte Madera and Larkspur courtesy of Neil Cummins School.
Mill Valley
GoMillValley.com
Petaluma
PetalumaNet.org Electronic Network
Tour Historic Petaluma by sonic.net
Includes a brief history and a tour of historic Victorian downtown.
Petaluma.Net
?400? www.petalumaliving.com - PetalumaLiving.com
Real estate, education, history, and more.
?404?http://www.zzyzax.com/">ZZYZAX
Come take a virtual vacation.
Point Reyes
PointReyes.org 
West Marin Chamber of Commerce - Point Reyes Station - guide to restaurants, lodging, and activities in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
TomalesBay.com Visitors Information
Point Reyes Station - travel, lodging, recreation, and restaurant guide to Tomales Bay and the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.
Sausalito
Sausalito-Online.com
An open forum and a central source of information for residents and travelers.
Sausalito.Net
Virtual electronic community.
Stinson Beach
?400?StinsonBeachOnLine.com
Tiburon
Tiburon.org
updated information for citizens, as well as topics of interest for visitors.
Transit
Golden Gate Transit ||.Transitinfo.org
Marin's buses are well kept and lightly used providing daily bus service within Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco and Contra Costa counties.
Ferry Service
New boats capable of 45 miles an hour plus low noise and waves production can be found here. Watch for dramatic expansion of Bay water Transit over in the years ahead.
Golden Gate Ferry
Golden Gate Ferry provides daily ferry service between Larkspur or Sausalito (Marin County) and San Francisco.
Blue & Gold Fleet
Maps
MarinTrails.com : Mountain Biking in Marin County
Bay Area Map Showing Marin County   || Topographic Map of Marin ||3D Shaded-Relief Map of Marin
Parks & Attractions
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.badm.org || Events || Map/Directions || [email protected] || Coupon
Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, CA 94965
Just under the North tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, a fantastic place for kids from toddlers to adults.
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Marine Mammal Center || Photos || 415-289-SEAL
Located in the Marin Headlands just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and it's open for tours daily. Also an interpretive center at Pier 39

Marin Headlands of GGN Park by CitySearch7 || Official Site
Spectacular views of the Ocean, Bay, City, and bridge together with easy access make the Headlands a popular destination for hiking and biking.
Marin County Parks:
San Rafael
CHINA CAMP SP || Camping
Once the site of a Chinese shrimp fishing village of 500 now 
1,640 acres of natural watershed on the shores of San Francisco Bay featuring some of the best weather in the  Bay Area, with more than 200 fog-free days per year
Marshall
MARCONI CONFERENCE CENTER SHP
Mill Valley
MOUNT TAMALPAIS SP ||   Camping|| Volunteer
A top 10 most visited park. Find 50 miles of hiking & biking trails amidst the 6,300 acres of redwood groves and oak woodlands which connect to an additional 200 miles. The view is spectacular  from the 2,571-foot peak. Mountain Theater seats 3,750
Novato
OLOMPALI SHP
Olema
SAMUEL P. TAYLOR SP
Inverness
TOMALES BAY SP
Adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore, the 2,000-acre day-use park features four gently sloping, surf-free beaches, protected from winds by Inverness Ridge. Kayak among the oyster fields
John Muir NHS
Golden Gate NRA

Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry 
A short hop to the large state park with lots of biking and hiking trails

Cities of Napa CountyNapa County

Official Napa County Web Site || ?404? http://co.napa.ca.us/Visitors/Default.html">Visiting the Valley ||?404?http://co.napa.ca.us/Visitors/Attractions.htm#Bicycling Tours">What to do in the Valley

Fast Facts
HPI County InfoSystem - CA - Napa County
|| Population & Housing || Media
Napa by csac.counties.org 
The Flora of Napa County, California, USA

Napa Valley by smartpages.com
NapaSonomaTourist.com

A one-stop guide for lodging, recreation and wineries in Napa and Sonoma valleys.
Westsong.com
Guide to the Napa Valley includes wineries, restaurants, lodging,
NapaGuide.com
Napa - for both visitors and local
?404?http://solano.community.net/community/napa/index.html">Napa Community Net by Solano.Community.net
NapaValleyOnline.com
wineries, restaurants, hotels, bed/breakfasts, spas, activities, sightseeing, shopping, events, more.
NapaValley.com
wineries, on-line shopping, lodging, events, dinning, local attractions, food pairings and recipes, and information for meeting planners.
Upper Napa Valley by winpages.com
Directory, links and information for Angwin, Calistoga and St. Helena.
Saint Helena
StHelena.com
?404?http://www.napadining.com/">St. Helena Lodging and Wineries by NapaDining.com   offers a virtual tour of the heart of Napa Valley's wine country.
Napa TRANSIT
Napa Valley Transit ||VINE City of Napa(800) 696-6443
NVT/Vallejo Ferry Pass was launched  Dec. '98 giving the San Francisco visitor a fun low stress way to visit Napa on public transit. All day pass $12

American Canyon Transit || Intercity Van Go || Napa Valley Commute Club || Yountville Bear Flag Express

Napa Tours
Napa Valley Tours & Trail Hikes
?404?http://www.wine.com/apples&oranges/tours.html">Napa Valley VIP Tour Packages
From Apples & Oranges Event Planning.
Napa Valley WineTrain.com
Round trip only
Behind the Scenes
Full service destination and event management company. Services include Wine Country tours, art and shopping nights in San Francisco, etc.

Winery Web Sites
Napa Valley Vintners Association

Beringer Vineyards || Clos Du Val Winery || The Hess Collection  || Liparita Cellars  || Robert Mondavi Winery  || Nichelini Winery  || Niebaum-Coppola || Prager Winery and Port Works || Robert Peppi  Winery || Silver Oak Cellars  || Storybook Mountain Vineyards || Sutter Home Winery || Van der Heyden Vineyards & Winery  ||

Parades, Festivals & Events
Napa Valley Calendar of Events by freerun.com
A valuable activity guide for Napa Valley. Includes monthly events calendar, locations, and pricing information.
MustardFestival.com
"During the months of January, February, and March, wild mustard carpets Napa Valley vineyards with brilliant hues of green and gold. It is a beautiful time of year.  Napa Valley communities, businesses, and non-profit organizations welcome visitors and encourage them to explore the arts, culture, and agriculture of Napa Valley.
Parks & Attractions

Napa County State Parks
Calistoga
BALE GRIST MILL || SHPBOTHE-NAPA VALLEY SP || ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON SP

Sonoma County
Scenic Highway 1
Unique guide with live cams and helpful outside link
?404?http://www.comnetsolutions.com/comnet/sonoma.html">Sonoma County by comnetsolutions.com
Recreation, dining, lodging, kids activities, wine tasting, history, statistics, real estate, construction, nightlife.
Sonoma Valley by smartpages.com || Sonoma Coast || Sonoma and Environs || Russian River Valley || Santa Rosa

Sonoma County by SoCool.com - Rohnert Park
Sonoma.com
A virtual visit

Sonoma Traveler by winetravel.com ||
By the Press Democrat Newspaper- Sonoma County - recreation, wineries, dining and lodging.

GoSonoma.com - Sonoma County - lodging, dining, recreation, arts & entertainment, relocation information, economy, government, real estate, education and more.
Calistoga by NapaValley.com
Calistoga - visitors information and free brochure.
CalistogaFun.com Visitors Guide
Calistoga - spas, lodging, wineries, dining, attractions, history, events, and mor
Annual Calistoga Events by freerun.com
Offering monthly listings of festivals and events in Calistoga. Includes latest information on locations, pricing, and contact information.
VisitSonomaCoast.com
information on Sonoma County's coast, Russian River area and wine country.
?404?http://www.cotati.com/">Cotati.com
Cotati - local links, pictures, history, news, etc.
FortBragg.org
Activities, lodging, dining, and history.
SantaRosa.com
business, community, lifestyle, education, and government information.
VisitSantaRosa.com
Wine Country Travel Guide featuring lodging, dining, things to do, wineries, and recreation in Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Wine Country.
WinPages.com of Santa Rosa
A city of wine, roses and happiness.
Seb.org Sebastopol Community
Locally supported web site for a small town in western Sonoma County.
Transit & Maps
Sonoma County Transit ||
System Map || Route Maps
(707) 576-7433 (800) 345-7433
All intercity Sonoma County Transit buses have front-mounted bike racks

Healdsburg In-City Transit
Petaluma Transit
Santa Rosa CityBus
Sonoma Tours
California Rivers Paddlesports
Windsor - rent your own kayak or join us for a complete guided kayak tour to explore the rivers and ocean bays of Northern California Wine Country.
California Wine Tours
Sonoma - offers day tours in the Napa/Sonoma wine country. Luxury buses, limousines, vans, and sedans available for private charter.
Winery Web Sites
Sonoma County Grape Growers Association || Sonoma County Wineries Association
Benziger Family Winery || Carmenet Winery || Canyon Road Winery || Dry Creek Vineyard  || Geyser Peak Winery  || Gundlach-Bundschu || Kalin Cellars Winery || Kendall-Jackson   || Kenwood Vineyards   || Kunde Estate Winery  || ?404? http://korbel.com/">Korbel Champagne  || Michel-Schlumberger || Silver Oak Cellars  || Windsor Vineyards 

Parades & Festivals
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Health and Harmony Festival at ?400?http://www.sonomacountryfair.com">Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Usually on the 2nd or 3rd weekend in June

Sonoma County FAIRSonoma County Fair / Harvest Fair [GETTING HERE]
Harvest fair the first weekend in October. county Fair is 12 days beginning at end of July

?404? www.ca.cancer.org/whatsnew/cal-re.html#events - Alexander Valley Jazz Festival
Gravenstein Apple Fair

Parks & Attractions
Movie Trivia on the North Coast by gocailf.ca.gov
|| State
Also Search the state's database by Movies || Actors || Regions || Keyword

Sonoma County Parks : State
Santa Rosa
ANNADEL SP
Guerneville
ARMSTRONG REDWOODS SR
AUSTIN CREEK SRA
SALT POINT SP
Contact Russian River - Mendocino District
BUFANO PEACE STATUE
Jenner
FORT ROSS SHP
KRUSE RHODODENDRON SR
Glen Ellen
JACK LONDON SHP
Petaluma
PETALUMA ADOBE SHP
Bodega Bay
SONOMA COAST SB
Sonoma
SONOMA SHP
Contact Russian River - Mendocino District
STILLWATER COVE
Sonoma, Napa County
Kenwooda
SUGARLOAF RIDGE SP

National: Point Reyes National Seashore || PointReyes.net

Medocino County
Mendocino.org
directory of local Mendocino hotels, restaurants, wineries, businesses, and events. 
Welcome to Mendocino County by smartpages.com || Anderson Valley || Hopland-Ukiah Wine Road || Mendocino Coast
Calendar of Event WebSites
Starring
RegggaeOntheRiver.com
Sells out every year. Get your tickets by May for the beginning of August event

MendocinoGuide.com
Mendocino County - lodging, dining, things to do, maps, history and hundreds of beautiful images.
CoastalTraveler.com
North Bay - Travel stories
SeaRanchVillage.com
Relax for a short time or a lifetime.
FortBragg.com || Weather, events, fishing, lodging, camping, whale watching, diving, ham radio, local government and more. 3rd Tuesdays - Birding at the Gardens, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Wineries
Mendocino Winegrowers Alliance
Fetzer Vineyards || Gabrielli Winery  || Parducci Winery
Mendocino County
Westport
ADMIRAL WILLIAM STANDLEY SRA
Contact Russian River - Mendocino District
ARENA ROCK MARINE NP
BRUSH CREEK/LAGOON WETLANDS COAST DUNES
INGLENOOK FEN - TEN MILE DUNES NP
LAKE DAVIS WETLANDS COAST DUNES NP
Yorkville
MAILLIARD REDWOODS SR
Caspar
CASPAR HEADLANDS SB
CASPAR HEADLANDS SR
Elk
GREENWOOD SB
Philo
HENDY WOODS SP
Fort Bragg
JUG HANDLE SR
MACKERRICHER SP
Manchester
MANCHESTER SP
Mendocino
MENDOCINO HEADLANDS SP
MENDOCINO WOODLAND SP & OUTDOOR CENTER
RUSSIAN GULCH SP
Comptche
MONTGOMERY WOODS SR
Navarro
NAVARRO RIVER REDWOODS SP
Contact NCR-District
Whitehorn
REYNOLDS WAYSIDE CAMPGROUND
Point Arena
SCHOONER GULCH SB
Leggett
SMITHE REDWOODS SR
STANDISH-HICKEY SRA
Contact NCR-District
VAN DAMME PYGMY FOREST NP
Little River
VAN DAMME SP
Westport
WESTPORT-UNION LANDING SB
Lake County
Lake County
Information on lodging, restaurants, recreation and more.
Welcome to Lake County by smartpages.com  || Lake County

Living in Lake County
Clear Lake is the largest natural lake in the state of California with resorts, casinos and wineries dotted throughout the county's communities.

Lake County State Parks
Lower Lake -ANDERSON MARSH SHP
Kelseyville -CLEAR LAKE SP

Elsewhere in Northern California
If you've found our service valuable look around for a spending opportunity. With your support we hope to be able to expand our coverage to include the rest of Northern California. Here's some small taste of the rest of this wonderland.

State of Califonia
?404? http://http6.smartpages.com>Golf courses Northern California by smartpages.com|| ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com> State || Home
"Find every gold course in the State." Bay Area has over 100

Maps by gocalif.ca.gov North Coast || Shasta Cascade || Gold Country || High Sierra   || San Francisco Bay Area || Central Valley  || Central Coast  || Desert  || Inland Empire  || Los Angeles County  || Orange County  || San Diego County  || Full State Map  || California Travel Ideas Map
Download detailed PDF maps and print them out with the Adobe acrobat Reader or be happy with the less detailed standard jpeg variety also provided by the State of Califonia
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Parks
SF -Bay-Area
North Coast
Gold Country
High Sierra

Shasta Cascade
So. California
Central Coast
Central Valley
Los Angeles
Inland Empire
Orange County
San Diego

Deserts
Travel Regions

California Sesquicentennial CommissionLinks || Gold-Photos
California's destiny was changed forever 150 years ago with the Gold Rush, Get a 3-year Parks Passport 150 to revisit many historic and enriching places of the past
Park Net / National Parks //www.nps.gov/ || General Info || Map of Northern California ||  Devils Postpile NM ||  Eugene O'Neill NHS ||  Fort Point NHS ||  Golden Gate NRA ||  John Muir NHS ||  Lassen Volcanic NP ||   Lava Beds NM ||  Muir Woods NM ||  Point Reyes NS ||  Redwood NP ||  San Francisco Maritime NHP ||   Whiskeytown Shasta Trinity NRA ||  Yosemite NP

?404? http://http6.smartpages.com>Beaches of Northern California by County and smartpages.com || North to South ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com>Del Norte County  || ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com>Humboldt County  || ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com> Mendocino County  || ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com>Sonoma County  || ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com>Marin County  || ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com> San Francisco County  || ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com> San Mateo County Beaches || ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com>>Santa Cruz County  || ?404? http://http6.smartpages.com>Monterey County Excerpted from the guidebook California Beaches (at amazon.com). Copyright 1996 by Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort

Elsewhere in Northern California
Ski Report -- Everything you need to plan your winter ski vacation.
SlopeFinder ski guide by msn's sidewalk
Smartpages.com's Central Coast || Stockton || Santa Cruz || Monterey Bay
Contra Costa County Network
Dedicated to everything there is to know about Contra Costa County, including shopping, lodging, restaurants and more.
Monterey.com
Guide to recreation, lodging, restaurants and attractions in Monterey. Includes calendar of events and weather.

Historic Arena Cove - Point Arena - sample the saltier side of Point Arena.
 

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