Although not all California wine is made in the Northern part of the state (quality wineries can be found near Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles) - Napa and Sonoma Valleys are infamous for their gorgeous wineries, resorts, inns, and lodges centered around the views of extraordinary natural beauty.
Around an hours drive North from San Francisco on Highway 29 is Napa Valley - which houses wineries such as Domaine Chandon, Sterling, Robert Mondavi, Beringer and St. Supery. Included in Napa are the towns of Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga.
West of the Napa Valley and bordering on the Pacific, Sonoma County also has amazing beauty and wineries. Included in Sonoma are Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Glen Ellen and Petaluma. Wineries in the area include Buena Vista, Sebastiani and Sebastiani - just to name a few.
Below, Five Star Alliance has listed the most luxurious hotels, resorts, and inns in the California wine country. Whether you are going for a week or just the night - these properties will excite your senses.
Note Bene: Autumn is the best time to visit the Wine Country - that's when you can see the vines in full color and the harvest taking place.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is the ultimate elegant oasis, blessed by natural mineral hot springs in the Sonoma Valley. An idyllic, world famous wine growing region abundant with... more >>
Calistoga Ranch is rich with relaxing, inspirational and invigorating experiences. Enjoy our beautiful environment with close friends. Wander off on your own to re-connect with nature. Or... more >>
Located in the beautiful Sonoma, California Wine Country four blocks from historic Sonoma Plaza, MacArthur Place is a luxurious hotel and spa set in the midst of wineries, fine dining,... more >>
PlumpJack's Carneros Inn, the area's only resort, was created to provide an intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of its unique surroundings. Nestled among 27 acres of seemingly endless... more >>
The Inn features 112 spacious guestrooms arranged in two story building clusters, swimming pool and jacuzzi, welcome bottle of wine, daily champagne breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, coffee... more >>
Located 67 miles north of San Francisco in Northern Sonoma Wine Country, the Healdsburg Inn encompasses the wine country's simplicity and charm. The Hotel is set on the western edge of... more >>
Welcome To Vintage Inn. Nestled among the rolling vineyards of the Napa Valley wine region is the affordable luxury of Vintage Inn on the 23-acre Vintage Estate, just steps from the dining... more >>
Meadowood Napa Valley is a luxury resort offering golf, tennis, croquet, hiking, swimming, fitness, spa, wine education and a Michelin three-star restaurant dining experience...all on a... more >>
Nearly three decades ago, Auberge du Soleil, one of Northern California’s most revered dining establishments, opened the doors of its inn, a handful of maisons scattered across a 33-acre... more >>