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Welcome to The Press! This is the San Francisco Chronicle’s exclusive guide to California wine. 


Here you have chance to scroll through our database of over 200 Napa and Sonoma wineries that have been vetted and reviewed by wine writer Esther Mobley and our staff of experts. We’ve also included basic wine tasting tips, restaurant recommendations, and regional information to help you get started on your next wine country vacation.


Explore recommended wine country tours, curated by the SF Chronicle’s team of experts and other wine industry professionals. Want to get off the beaten path of Napa? Ever seen Sonoma through the eyes of a sommelier? Not only can you read about these dream getaways, but you can book the whole experience here on the site.


You can also personalize your own wine country itinerary by using The Press Trip Planner on the Maps page. Search and book venues with your favorite varietal, desired visit time, ideal price range, and a complete list of other features the wineries of Napa and Sonoma have to offer.


And remember, “Whatever you do, pour yourself into it.” -- Robert Mondavi