Four Wineries Where You’ll Be Glad You’re Allowed to Sleep Over
San Francisco Modern Luxury
March 2, 2016
By Ian White
At these wineries with vineyard-side lodgings, you can toast the sunset—and the sunrise. What’s even better than a day in wine country? Staying the night, of course! Here, four wineries where you get to sleep amongst the vines, plus the best things to do and eat in between tastings.
Inman Family Winery
Kathleen Inman’s vineyard farmhouse is a good home base for trips into Russian River Valley. Decorated with art and antiques, the farmhouse has three bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a garden, set on a property dotted with old farm buildings, fruit trees, and table grape vines. The best part is that guests are invited to enjoy the fruit from the orchards and veggies from the gardens, and a private tour of the vineyards and estate tasting are included.
Wine to try: 2012 OGV Estate Pinot Noir
What to do: Since you’re not far from the Russian River Valley, you could easily spend your day tasting wines at these hidden spots, as well as better-known wineries like Gary Farrell Vineyards. If you want to keep it close, catch some live music at Hop Monk Tavern in Sebastopol and taste wines around here as well as Graton and Forestville. You’re also close to the ocean, so it’s worth considering a day of hikes or hanging on the beach at Bodega Bay. If you do head for the coast, plan a stop in Freestone at famous Wild Flour Bread for treats and coffee. Or detox with a massage or a rejuvenating Cedar Enzyme Bath at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary.
Where to eat: Tasty local restaurants are just five minutes away. Book ahead at award-winning Zazu kitchen + farm, funky but fun Underwood Bar & Bistro, or Kathleen Inman’s suggestion, Boon.