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The Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve
Over Two Million Protected Acres of Land and Sea
9 Organizations Working Together

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

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.
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Search for extensive info about California wineries
provide sample itineraries you can use on your trip to wine country including recommendations on places to eat, where to stay and fun places to play.


by SFgate's Chronicle's Gerald Boyd.
Tasting Tips Monterey 90 sites || Napa Valley Over 90 || Sierra Foothills || Sonoma County Over 20 sites || South Coast
Directory of visitor info, shopping, wineries and more around the Bay
Take the panoramas of the Napa Valley, the scenic backroads of Sonoma County. A guide to wining, dining, events and lodging 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 || || Search || What's New || Site Map & Updates || Events || Links 
The Wine Institute by
"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

Sonoma County Wine Library
California State University Fresno Library
World Wine Web Encyclopedia (

The Chemistry, classes and more
Wine grape Glossary
Learn about the classic wine grape varieties 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


new site with wine news too
calendar, buying guide, reviews, articles, and a vintage chart.  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

Search 50,000 wine reviews, check wine ratings and share knowledge and opinions at this updated comprehensive site

Wine Trader Magazine Online

Mead On Wine Vineyard & Winery Management
Wine Tips: 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

looksmart Wine  Categories
Magazines & Guides || Organizations || Int'l Wineries || US Wineries || Tasting Notes || Wine Clubs || Winemaking || Wine Merchants || Wine Tasting Clubs

TopYou can taste the difference!

The ultimate online destination for wine accessories and great gifts for wine lovers.

The perfect storage solution for your favorite wines

Wine Shop  
and wine information resource
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.
Purchase from a large selection of small-production California wines. Emphasis is on packaging and shipping for gift giving.
CalWine Storefront
Search by vintage, winery, or variet
y 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.

Order red and white California table wines online. Dip into related spaghetti items on the checkered tablecloth.
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.
Search a wine database, enter an auction, or buy property in the Napa Valley. With forums and wine-related links age rapidly and deteriorate




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Marin county by
Guide to official web sites and departments of the cities and towns of Marin County

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.

Virtual Marin/Sonoma by


Corte Madera and Larkspur
Mill Valley


Petaluma Electronic Network
Tour Historic Petaluma by
Includes a brief history and a tour of historic Victorian downtown. Petaluma.Net


Point Reyes 
West Marin Chamber of Commerce - Point Reyes Station - guide to restaurants, lodging, and activities in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Visitors Information
Point Reyes Station - travel, lodging, recreation, and restaurant guide to Tomales Bay and the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

An open forum and a central source of information for residents and travelers.
Virtual electronic community.


Stinson Beach


updated information for citizens, as well as topics of interest for visitors.


Golden Gate Transit ||
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 : Mountain Biking in Marin County
Bay Area Map Showing Marin County || Topographic Map of Marin ||3D Shaded-Relief Map of Marin


Parks & Attractions
title.jpg (18730 bytes) || Events || Map/Directions ||
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.
Marine Mammal Center || 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.


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San Rafael
China Camp || 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
Marconi Conference Center State Historic Park
Mill Valley
Mount Tamalpais State Park ||   Camping|| 
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
Olompali State Historic Park
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Tomales Bay State Park
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.


Napa County

Official Napa County Web Site


Fast Facts
Napa by 
The Flora of Napa County, California, USA

A one-stop guide for lodging, recreation and wineries in Napa and Sonoma valleys.
Guide to the Napa Valley includes wineries, restaurants, lodging,
wineries, restaurants, hotels, bed/breakfasts, spas, activities, sightseeing, shopping, events, more.
wineries, on-line shopping, lodging, events, dinning, local attractions, food pairings and recipes, and information for meeting planners.


Saint Helena


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 || Napa Valley Commute Club || Yountville Bear Flag Express


Napa Tours
Napa Valley Tours & Trail Hikes
Napa Valley
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.
Napa Wine Tours
Wine Country Tour Shuttle have carefully chosen the best wineries
that provide great taste wine in Sonoma and Napa Valleys.


Winery Web Sites
Napa Valley Vintners Association

Beringer Vineyards || Clos Du Val Winery || The Hess Collection  || Liparita Cellars  || Robert Mondavi Winery  ||   || Niebaum-Coppola ||  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
A valuable activity guide for Napa Valley. Includes monthly events calendar, locations, and pricing information.
"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
Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park


Sonoma County

Sonoma County by - Rohnert Park
A virtual visit
Sonoma Traveler by
By the Press Democrat Newspaper- Sonoma County - recreation, wineries, dining and lodging.

Calistoga by
Calistoga - visitors information and free brochure. Visitors Guide
Calistoga - spas, lodging, wineries, dining, attractions, history, events, and mor
Annual Calistoga Events by
Offering monthly listings of festivals and events in Calistoga. Includes latest information on locations, pricing, and contact information.
information on Sonoma County's coast, Russian River area and wine country.
Activities, lodging, dining, and history.
business, community, lifestyle, education, and government information.
Wine Country Travel Guide featuring lodging, dining, things to do, wineries, and recreation in Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Wine Country. 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 AssociationBenziger Family Winery || Carmenet Winery || Canyon Road Winery || Dry Creek Vineyard  || Gundlach-Bundschu || Kalin Cellars Winery || Kendall-Jackson   || Kunde Estate Winery  || Michel-Schlumberger || Silver Oak Cellars  || Windsor Vineyards


Parades & Festivals

Health and Harmony Festival at 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

Alexander Valley Jazz Festival
Gravenstein Apple Fair


Parks & Attractions
Sonoma County Parks : State
Santa Rosa
Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve
Austin Creek State Recreation Area
Salt Point State Park
Contact Russian River - Mendocino District
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve
Glen Ellen
Jack London State Historic Park
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
Bodega Bay
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Sonoma State Historic Park
Contact Russian River - Mendocino District

Medocino County
directory of local Mendocino hotels, restaurants, wineries, businesses, and events.
Sells out every year. Get your tickets by May for the beginning of August event
Mendocino County - lodging, dining, things to do, maps, history and hundreds of beautiful images.
North Bay - Travel stories
Relax for a short time or a lifetime. || Weather, events, fishing, lodging, camping, whale watching, diving, ham radio, local government and more. 3rd Tuesdays - Birding at the Gardens, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens


Mendocino Winegrowers Alliance
Fetzer Vineyards  || Parducci Winery


Mendocino County
Admiral William Standley
Contact Russian River - Mendocino District
Mailliard Redwoods State Reserve
Caspar Headlands
Caspar Headlands SR
Greenwood State Beach
Hendy Woods State Park
Fort Bragg
Jug Handle State Reserve
MacKerricher State Park
Manchester State Park
Mendocino Woodlands State Park
Russian Gulch State Park
Montgomery Woods State Reserve
Navarro River Redwoods State Park
Point Arena
Schooner Gulch State Beach
Smithe Redwoods State Reserve
Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
Little River
Van Damme State Park
Westport-Union Landing State Beach
Lake County
Lake County
Information on lodging, restaurants, recreation and more.

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
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 California

Maps by || 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 California

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 // || 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 NPCalifornia Beaches (at Copyright 1996 by Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort


Elsewhere in Northern California's Central Coast

Contra Costa County Network
Dedicated to everything there is to know about Contra Costa County, including shopping, lodging, restaurants and more.
Guide to recreation, lodging, restaurants and attractions in Monterey. Includes calendar of events and weather.

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


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