Land of Wine & Cheese

4 Reasons Sonoma County Is A Fabulous LGBT Destination

1. Cuisine: Sonoma County is the Foodie paradise: According to, well, everyone, the county boasts some of the finest dining in the world. Since it is based on fresh local produce and paired with wine from locally grown vines, it is both delicious and good for you. St. Francis winery was recently named the top restaurant in America.
2. Wine Tasting: This is the way to truly savor wine outside the confines of the four walls of your local bar. Meanwhile, you will learn how the world’s best wine is created and the food pairings that bring out the flavor in both. There are 400 wineries to chose from, including one owned and operated by the great Francis Ford Coppola–and featuring a Hollywood memorabilia museum. Check out the godfather for real while lounging the swimming pool or from cabanas rented by the day.
3. Russian River: It’s a short drive to San Francisco’s gay playground. So take a tour of the wineries, have a fabulous meal, and then head to Russian River for a night of partying in the midst of small river town charm. Enjoy dozens of gay owned establishments both in Sonoma County and by the river.
4. Wine: The world’s best wine. Bar none. Did we forget to mention the wine?

For more information, check out the GayCities guides to Sonoma County and the Russian River. Find out how friendly Sonoma County really is.