While on a visit to Northern California, take time to explore Sonoma Valley. The fresh coastal air coupled with a taste of some of the finest wines makes Sonoma Valley a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Hiring the services of a wine tour company ensures convenience and with the stress of logistics out of the way, simply sit back, relax and enjoy all that a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour have to offer.
Wine varieties in Sonoma valley
The varieties of wines grown in Sonoma valley include the chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Syrah among others. The chardonnay wine fields cover approximately 16,000 acres of land. Usually, chardonnay manufactures sparkling and still wines. Sauvignon Blanc rates among the popular varieties grown in Sonoma Valley. It accounts for approximately 2, 700 acres. This varietal is preferred in the manufacturing of dessert wines and grassy-floral white wines. The different wine varieties make either white or red wine.
It is worth noting that Napa valley has different wine varietals. This valley has diverse microclimates, suitable for growing wine grapes. The varieties of wine grapes at this valley offers wine lovers lots of surprises. Some of the common varieties grown at Napa Valley include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Petit Verdot among others. These wine varieties produce a wide array of red and white wines. Notably, Sonoma and Napa Valley grow different wine grapes because of the variance in climate and soil.
Experience of a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour.
The experience of Napa and Sonoma wine tours varies. As one takes a Sonoma wine tour, he or she will notice that most of the wineries are family owned. Visitors receive a more personal touch from the hosts. The situation differs in Napa Valley, which has bigger wineries and less personalized attention for the guests, especially at the bigger wineries. At Sonoma valley, where there tends to be a more laid back environment it is sometimes easier to learn more about the wines as compared to Napa where it can get a little hectic. Everyone should try a Sonoma Valley Wine Tour where you can more easily combine learning with fun.