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Spelunking, Sonoma-Style

Not your typical wine country experience but definitely an adventurous one, explore Sonoma’s wine caves for an intimate look into the world of winemaking. Stretching deep into hillsides and holding more than 10,000 barrels, wine caves offer a unique way to tour and taste wine from local vineyards. Gundlach Bundschu winery offers tours and wine tastings in its caves with complimentary weekend tours. Enjoy an elaborate, three-course dinner by candle light at Hans Fahden Vineyards. Relax 100 feet below ground in Deerfield Ranch Winery’s comfortable Grand Room in the heart of its 23,000-square foot cave, as you taste world-class wines spanning a decade. Other wineries with caves to visit include Thomas George Estates, Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves and Schug Carneros Estate Winery.

Erin Roth