Wine Tasting – A stay at the Wine Garden Inn wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of the more than 200 wineries in and around Sonoma County and Mendocino County. We truly are located at wine country’s crossroads in the most picturesque grape-growing region in California. We provide a complimentary wine tasting passport for our guests. We also help to customize your wine tour, upon request.
Bicycling — the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country scenery, lovely weather and quiet, level roads make bicycling one of the most popular activities in the area. Biking routes can be found at gorp.away.com or www.winecountrybikes.com. You can always contact Cloverdale Cyclery, located just a block away, for bike rentals.
Beer Tasting — It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine. There are several world-renowned craft breweries in the wine country. Check out the Sonoma County Beer Map. Toward the coast is the Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville, the Mendocino Brewing Company and the North Coast Brewing Company in Ft. Bragg.
Cloverdale — a charming wine country village just coming into its own. Take a walking tour in the newly remodeled downtown to do a little shopping or view the many finely restored vintage homes. Visit the Cloverdale Museum to catch up on the town history. Or drop into the North Coast Wine and Visitor Center at 105 North Cloverdale Blvd. to find out more about Cloverdale.
Hot Air Ballooning — the skies above Sonoma County are often speckled with hot-air balloons of every size, color, and design. The wide, flat valley with its moderate and (somewhat) predictable winds makes hot-air ballooning a favorite activity in the area. For a personalized ballooning experience, contact Up & Away Ballooning (836-0171 or 800-711-2998).
Redwoods — Armstrong Redwoods, located in the Russian River country 30 miles southwest of Cloverdale, is an 805-acre park featuring a magnificent grove of ancient redwoods, a large outdoor amphitheater, self-guided nature trails, and a variety of picnic facilities.
Russian River — for many visitors, the Russian River is the heart of Sonoma County recreation, winding its way through some of the a